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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday Meditation: Unintended Consequences? Or Opportunities from the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and Every Day!


From the perspective of Big Government, a crisis may be a "terrible thing to waste" and the coronavirus certainly offers a great opportunity for tyrannical bureaucrats as we've seen; but there are unintended consequences in the wind that are more promising. Big Brother may be surprised at what he's unleashed. At LewRockwell.com, Bill Sardi writes about the flip side of the virus:

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Contact Tracing: Is it Really about COVID-19 or about Control? What's Coming is Downright Scary!

Contact tracers are being hired and trained right now in states around the country. The power to control the lives of Americans, force quarantines against healthy people, and force vaccination is being put in place. Is this really about COVID-19 or is it about global control of the population? Ironically, I doubt it will stop things like the Minneapolis riots, but it will take law-abiding citizens and criminalize their refusal to cooperate with Big Brother control of their movements. Maybe it's time to leave the smart phones at home as much as possible! Or leave them in the car when you are visiting people.

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Coronavirus Death Toll No One is Talking About

Social isolation is not the normal condition for human beings.

Lots of Opinions on Coronavirus: Who's Right? Who Knows?

Someone posted a comment on Wednesday's post about an aerosol scientist who thinks COVID-19 can be airborne for miles and that's why it's so contagious and spreads so rapidly. She thinks people should be more vigilant about wearing masks and that's what she does even outside. (She is clearly expressing an opinion; there are no studies confirming it.)

Dr. Russell Blaylock, on the other hand, believes face masks are dangerous, can reduce your immune response and can concentrate any virus load a person is carrying so he can infect himself. He thinks masks for the healthy are contraindicated and can be down right life-threatening for some. His article cites a dozen studies plus one of his own.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thoughts for Thursday! On COVID 19, Masks, and Camp Kreitzer

Who is that masked man and why doesn't he
practice proper socially distancing?
  • My husband and I start the morning each day with Mass. Only nine pews aren't blocked off in the entire church. Several people come in masked, but most of those who wear masks only put them on once Mass begins. I find that puzzling. Does the virus start flying around the church with the angels once Father rings the bell to announce the start of Mass? Is there no danger of contracting the virus or passing it along before Mass begins? Really...I'm just trying to figure out the logic. No one is closer than eight or ten feet except family groups and most in the church are more like 20 feet apart. Are people really masking because of the virus, or is something else going on?  (Read more...)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Listen Up, Virginia: To Mask or not to Mask! It's Up to You.

Now that's a store keeper with common sense!
Let's put similar note on church doors.
The photo on the right is making the rounds on Facebook. Governor Janet Mills is the tyrant in Maine whose draconian policies make absolutely no sense, especially in parts of the state that have very few COVID-19 cases (not to mention very few people!). The store owner posted this sign essentially making the premises a shame-free safe zone. If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. If you have a condition (respiratory, anxiety, etc.) that makes wearing a mask inadvisable, don't wear one.

Virginia Governor Northam just mandated (starting Friday) a draconian order requiring masks in essentially every business in the commonwealth, including restaurants where you may only remove the mask while eating. Think about that. Take off your mask, take a sip of water, put on your mask, take off your mask, take a bite of food, put on your mask. If you pause for conversation you better have that mask on! Oh...and don't forget...every time you touch the mask you need to sanitize your hands...so don't forget to have the bottle right there and use it throughout dinner.

May is Mary's Month: Jim Caviezel Gives His Personal Testimony to His Devotion to Our Lady

The month of May focuses on devotion to Our Blessed Lady. So many have been touched by her power and her love, including Passion of the Christ actor, Jim Caviezel. His public witness to her is powerful.

Monday, May 25, 2020

End the Lockdown: "If We Can Save Even One Life...."

UPDATE: 500 Doctors Write To Trump Warning Lockdown Will Cause More Deaths
Lockdowns kill people just as surely as the coronavirus!
We've listened to the unceasing mantra for months now justifying the country-wide lockdown and economic devastation. "If we can save even one life...!" 

Governor Northam Illustrates How He Ignores the Rules He Makes for the Rest of Us!

Governor Northam visited Virginia Beach over the weekend and demonstrated how seriously he follows his own rules.  But, hey, it was a great photo op and he couldn't help it if his fans wanted close up contact (social distancing be damned!) and no-mask selfies! Now let's see if he tries to mandate masks for all of the rest of us tomorrow. Why wasn't he cited by all those cops in his retinue?




Friday, May 22, 2020

Reflecting on Stupidity! Are we still "the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

"The perverse are hard to be corrected, and the number of fools is infinite." Ecclesiastes 1:15

I've always loved the description of the United States in the National Anthem: "The land of the free and the home of the brave." These days, however, it seems we live in the land of the lockdown and the home of the stupid. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Are you eagerly waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Are you jostling to be first in line?

Maybe you should rethink that!

CATASTROPHE: 20% of Human Test Subjects Severely Injured from Gates-Fauci Coronavirus Vaccine by Moderna

The human guinea pig study involved only 15 subjects and they were all very healthy. Not only did 1/5th (3) experience serious adverse affects, but only eight (about half) showed positive antibodies.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Leading Epidemiologist Knut M. Wittkowski Describes the Disaster of the Current Policy toward COVID-19

Dr. Knut Wittkowski
Dr. Wittkowski's video interview about COVID-19 was censored by YouTube and taken down. Fortunately, it's still available at the American Institute for Economic Research and you can watch it there. The full 45 minute interview is fascinating. 

Wittkowski says the lockdown keeping people indoors guarantees that the virus will remain "out there....Going outdoors is what stops every respiratory disease." And yet people are banned from parks and not allowed on the beach. 

How Do You Treat Holy Things? Are Sacramentals a Prop for a Comic Strip?


I got into a discussion on my parish's Facebook page over the Michigan priest who used a squirt gun to "bless" his parishioners. Someone posted the picture praising what the priest did. "Way to go, Father," one lady wrote. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

If you're concerned about COVID-19 watch this!

UPDATE: The president announced yesterday that he's taking hydroxychloroquine and zinc as a preventive measure against the virus. See his doctor's statement below. Thank you, President Trump! It will be hard for doctors to refuse this treatment now to patients with early symptoms who ask their doctors for it.


Happy Birthday to my Husband of 50 Years (51 in October)!

I'm taking the day off to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday, and here's a message to him from some young boys of our own generation! I'm happy to say that we can go to Mass to begin the celebration! It was the best birthday gift of all! Thank you, Jesus!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Guest Post: A Walk in the Woods with John Denver by Lise Baur

I took a walk in the woods recently on a rainy but warm day, one of those bad days, (Aren’t we all having them cooped up in our homes for months?) I took my dog, Chessie, a sweet chocolate lab and we headed out to Wheaton Park in Silver Spring, MD.

We have our favorite loop, about three miles. As I started out, I didn't feel like being in the rain, but then my eyes caught the bright Spring green of new leaves on the trees. Beautiful and serene, it lifted my spirits. The only sound was the rain rushing through the leaves to the ground. I suddenly thought of Annie’s Song by John Denver. I took out my phone, found the song online, and listened. I couldn’t help but sing out loud, maybe a little too loud, but heck, I was the only one there!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

May 14th Red Rose Rescues at Capital Women's Center and Surgi-Clinic in our Nation's Capital!

Surgi-Clinic will kill babies seven weeks older
than this fully developed little one! Think about it!
The videos below were recorded at two Red Rose Rescues on Thursday, May 14th. The first was taken at Capital Women's Center on Georgia Ave. where at least one woman changed her mind and chose life for her baby.

The second video is from the Surgi-Clinic killing center which "terminates" pregnancies (murders babies) up to 27 weeks.

Friday, May 15, 2020

We've Known Contraceptives are Poison for Decades! It's about time women were warned.

‘Petition on Hormonal Contraceptives’: The Real Effects of Hormonal Birth Control

Think about it. The pill was developed in the 1960s and sold to women as safe-safe-safe while they died from it. Then scientists lowered the effectiveness by reducing the hormones to reduce the risk and offered women abortion to take care of "mistakes." Talk about a double whammy! Take cancer causing hormones and then increase your risk of breast cancer by aborting a pregnancy. 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A Tired Old Rescuer Returns Once Again to the Field of Battle

The "Rescue Rosary" 
This morning I participated as a supporter/sidewalk counselor at a Red Rose Rescue in Washington, D.C. (See the press release.) Three people, including a Catholic priest, Fr. Fidelis Moscinski CFR, entered the Capitol Women's Services (CWS) abortuary on Georgia Ave. to talk to the women and offer them red roses and help. Another group also accompanied by a priest, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato,  entered an abortuary elsewhere in the city. Both groups shut down abortions for several hours. At least one woman left the Georgia Ave. site carrying a red rose.

Press Release on Two Red Rose Rescues in Washington, D.C. Today!

For release: Contact: Larry Cirignano 202-306-6863

This morning several members of the peaceful and prayerful Red Rose Rescue ministry, including 2 Catholic priests, entered the multi unit buildings housing 2 late term abortion facilities in Washington DC in the hope of saving babies from abortion by witnessing to the moms in crisis. The two DC facilities are Capital Women’s Services located at 6323Georgia Ave NW Suite 210 (https://www.capitalwomensservices.com/index.php) allegedly owned by disgraced abortionist Steven Brigham (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/02/03/a-botched-operation) and Washington SurgiClinic located at 2112 F St NW Suite 400 (https://www.washingtonsurgi-clinic.com) owned and operated by Cesare Santangelo who has been exposed of serious practice violations including the death of a woman during an abortion. (https://www.operationrescue.org/archives/court-docs-reveal-previously-unknown-patient-death-due-to-negligence-at-late-term-abortion-facility/).

Nasty Parish Director of Operations Demands I Leave the Church

One of Hitler's monstrous furies
Catholic Parish Director of Operations
The nasty parish Director of Operations (DO), a dictatorial woman possessing new-found power, strutting around brandishing her tongue like a whip, demanded that I leave the just open church because evidently I was lethally radio-active with Coronavirus germs, which, as I was sitting praying, gleefully leaped off my infectious body and flew around in the air looking for victims to land on, infect and kill.

From what I can vaguely remember this woman from up North somewhere was hired a few years ago by the Diocese to be the Director of Operations of our parish since apparently no one in the state of Florida was qualified to have that job because all of us backwater Southern hicks are just too stupid.

Churches in Florida have been locked up airtight since March 20th per the draconian orders of Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami so that the filthy disease carrying sheep have not been allowed into the very "sanctuaries that they built and paid for, by the people whose salaries they pay."

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Fatima and the World on this 103rd anniversary of Mary's First Apparition!

AT THE FATIMA SHRINE -- THIS....


TO PREVENT THIS....

On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Let Us Pray the Chaplet of Adoration and Reparation.

The Chaplet of Adoration and Reparation uses the prayers of the Angel of Peace who appeared to the three little shepherd children before the Blessed Mother's first apparition on May 13th. 


There are several different chaplets using different beads but this uses the ordinary five decade rosary. I'll be praying it often today in honor of Our Lady of Fatima and in reparation for sins against her Immaculate Heart.

Yikes! I actually agree with Bill Maher about something....



And this segment about the immune system is totally on target. The best defense against any virus is a strong immune system!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Signs of a Bad Bishop? He Treats Jesus Like a Frisbee and Denies that Mass is about "Worshiping Jesus."

This cartoon illustrates Bishop Richard Stika's instruction on how his flock must receive Communion. No Communion on the tongue and if any of you self-righteous, overly pious Catholics dare to defy his non-canonical order, you will be ejected into the outer darkness. (Hat tip to Mundabor.) Really! He will ban from the Church indefinitely anyone who dares to quibble with his order!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Random Thoughts for Monday Morning


  • How many deaths are happening, not because of the virus, but because of the lockdown? Joseph Ferrara is one. Read about it and weep. This 96-year-old died because he lost the advocacy of his family. How many other vulnerable elderly met (and are meeting) the same fate?
Joseph Ferrara, Requiescat in Pace

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Have you thanked your mother?

Happy Mothers' Day, Blessed Mother
Mother's Day has its roots in ancient Greece and Rome as so many of our holidays do. Pagan
societies celebrated their maternal goddesses during the spring as the buds swelled with new life. Holy Mother Church, knowing that you can't replace something with nothing, tended throughout history to sacramentalize the natural by replacing pagan feasts with holy days. So the date for Christmas was chosen to replace the winter solstice celebrations with welcoming the birth of Christ. In the 13th century the Church did the same thing with the month of May when they named it Mary's month. There is something particularly appropriate about honoring our natural mothers during the month dedicated to our Blessed Mother.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

URGENT! H.R. 6666 - The COVID 19 Testing, Reaching, and Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act

Cuomo killed thousands of vulnerable elderly by requiring nursing homes to take in infected residents. Does he really have citizens' interests at heart? He didn't care a whit about them. It's all about power and control and he's hiring himself an army to expand state power. 
Editor's note: Forty members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on May 1st that is truly alarming - and not just because of its number - 6666. It's called the “COVID–19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act.” The title alone is alarming!

Thoughts on the Pandemic from Lew Rockwell: Of "Criminal Manipulators" and "Pathetic Ignoramuses"

Can you find the conspiracy nut in that pile!
Someone commenting about the Sarah/Vigano fight on another blog dismissed the archbishop as a conspiracy nut with all the talk about the virus being used to move us toward one-world government. 

Sorry Charlie, but that's exactly what's happening and the pandemic panic is the perfect vehicle to take many giant steps toward that goal. An article at Lew Rockwell this morning puts it in stark perspective:

Friday, May 8, 2020

Honesty Counts: Cardinal Sarah and the Withdrawal of His Signature from the Appeal

Cardinal Robert Sarah
What a sad state of affairs. If you read my post earlier today, you know about the Vigano letter/petition, APPEAL FOR THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD to Catholics and all people of good will. 

Among the several dozen original signers was Cardinal Robert Sarah. But after the letter was published, he denied signing it which led to a letter of fraternal correction from Archbishop Vigano.

URGENT! APPEAL FOR THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD to Catholics and all people of good will

LATEST UPDATE: DID CARDINAL SARAH LIE? IT SURE LOOKS LIKE IT! ARCHBISHOP VIGANO RELEASES LETTER DESCRIBING CARDINAL SARAH'S AGREEMENT. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT TO SEE CARDINAL SARAH, INSTEAD OF ADMITTING HE CHANGED HIS MIND, LIE AND SAY HE NEVER SIGNED THE PETITION.

UPDATE: WHAT THE HECK?! CARDINAL SARAH NOW SAYS HE DIDN'T AGREE TO SIGN THE LETTER? IS HE LYING? OF COURSE NONE OF THE "SIGNERS" PHYSICALLY SIGNED THE PETITION. IS CARDINAL SARAH CHANNELING THE JESUITS? ARCHBISHOP VIGANO SAYS HE HAS THE SIX-MINUTE RECORDED CONVERSATION WITH CARDINAL SARAH AGREEING TO SUPPORT THE PETITION. (SOURCE)


Editor's Note: I've highlighted some important points in red in the bishops' letter below. I'm grateful that at least a few of our shepherds are alert to what's going on. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Fr. Tom on Catholic Liberal Logic 101 (Hat Tip to Jonathan Swift)

If pro-aborts thought of babies as puppies, would they protect them?
Editor's note: I used to sidewalk counsel at an abortuary in Falls Church where one of the deathscorts was a gay retired postman named Jim. (Not a Catholic) Jim had a dog named Pumpkin. When Pumpkin got sick and was at the vet's, they had no employees overnight. Pumpkin died alone during the night. Jim fought to get legislation to require vets to have their clinics staffed at night. I asked him to think of the poor babies as puppies.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Terri Schindler, a Retrospective -- The Murder of the Innocent and Vulnerable Continues!


A pro-life colleague called me last night to pick my brain about the Terri Schindler Schiavo euthanasia murder of fifteen years ago. We both travelled to Florida at the time to participate in a press conference outside the nursing home where Michael Schiavo had Terri under police guard to make sure no one gave her a sip of water or a bite of food. Like the infants left on the hillside to perish in ancient Rome, Terri too had to die -- burning up like the Christians Nero covered in pitch and lit on fire to illuminate his garden.  And local authorities would ensure no rescuers, including Terri's parents and siblings, could intervene. The horror included Michael, Terri's husband, and his paramour covering Terri in blankets to increase her dehydration.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Watch a Traditional Latin Mass Altar Boy in Training


This video was created by two brothers who are among eight youth running a website called Deus Vult (God Wills), a "blog by and for young Catholics." The cameraman is eighteen and the "acolyte in training" is his 15-year-old brother. They live on a farm as you no doubt figured out when the cow came over to check out the visitor to his field. They attend an FSSP parish. Spend five minutes on the website and you will experience great hope for the future and a sense of absolute delight.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday Morning: A Reflection on How We Celebrate the "Lord's Day"

St. John Bosco where we pray our virtual Mass.
Sundays in this crazy time, shine as beautiful days of prayer, family, and rest. They always were, but now, in the midst of the insanity of COVID 19, we're blessed to be immersed in the reality of "the Lord's day"  It truly belongs to Him. Our "ordinary" Sunday now looks like this. 

Fr. Tom Collins: The Politically Incorrect Observations of a Warrior Priest


Editor's comment: Much evil occurs within the Church from promotion of a false notion of "social justice" that has nothing to do with the doctrine taught by Christ or His Church. Fr. Collins points that out specifically in his observations. God bless him for his willingness to speak the truth. We feel blessed to call him friend!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Red Rose Rescues Save Lives and Souls!

Visit the RRR Facebook page and please pray for those on the front lines saving babies
 from death and their moms from a lifetime of sorrow and regret.
Rescues, sidewalk counseling, and pro-life help centers all save lives. I can tell you that for sure because I've done all three. I have a poster with photos of babies saved by both rescues and sidewalk counseling and at the pregnancy center many women brought in their precious babies to show them off and say thank you.

GUEST POST: FEED MY SHEEP - A REFLECTION ON THE EUCHARIST

by Alice Grayson 


Cardinal Raymond Burke commented on a troubling development relating to the coronavirus and the closing of our churches, including the relativizing of the sacraments:

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Get to Know St. Athanasius, Defender of Christ's Divinity, on his Feast Day!


St. Athanasius is definitely a saint for our time when orthodoxy is so often persecuted and heterodoxy occupies the highest levels of the Church. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Just a little bit of humor for today...


Ya Just Gotta Shake Your Head! The Demon Swedes are Now "Future Models!"


A month ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) demonized Sweden because, instead of locking down and destroying their economy, they exercised modest restraints and urged their citizens to take personal responsibility. The sick and vulnerable were warned to stay home; the young and healthy were encouraged to practice common sense distancing. Omigosh! The world was coming to an end! Sweden would experience Armageddon, not to mention the invasion of the body snatchers.

Cooking the Books and Falsifying the Death Count for COVID 19! Why?

Dr. Annie Bukacek
We all know coronavirus is no joke. It's a serious illness that is particularly devastating to those vulnerable individuals who are elderly and have underlying health problems. Does that justify padding the death numbers and attributing every death, even when the cause is unknown, to COVID 19? And why is that happening? Has it been done with other diseases in the past? Who benefits from exaggerating and magnifying the number of deaths?