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Monday, October 18, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
When we travel I always check the local parish’s website to make sure it’s not nuts. If they have an “All Are Welcome” sign on the site, a certain sign of homosexual enablement, we won’t go there. We look for an active pro-life group, Legion of Mary, adoration, more than one hour on Saturday for Confession…well…you get the idea. This morning we headed for the local parish which looked good. The photo on the website showed a beautiful sanctuary with the tabernacle in the center and the parish had a school and nothing outrageous on the website.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
|A tree bearing the fruit of Islam|
Friday, October 15, 2021
|Falsehoods and lies scattered in the wind|
...or did someone just incompetently
let go of the pillowcase?
Now that I've gotten that off my chest let's delve into Christine Niles and Church Militant knowing the truth while willfully lying (or are they just incompetent?) in order to defame the SSPX.
Remember back in July when Christine Niles excoriated me for not "doing simple fact-checking" by not calling Rebecca Carroll personally and asking if she knew Jassy and Hannah before posting my article on the Internet? Christine was so incensed at my apparent ineptness that she threatened me with a lawsuit!
Therefore shouldn't Christine Niles do the same thing herself? Shouldn't she be doing simple fact-checking - or at least have her staff do it for her - before taping shows and posting false base premises (my base premise was true) on Church Militant, Facebook and Twitter? Why lie when easily obtained facts are in plain sight? Is Church Militant lying for (Opus Dei) money to "fabricate a pretext" against the SSPX or is incompetence their modus operandi?
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
|Huge family party to celebrate the 55th wedding anniversary of Shirley (Larry’s cousin) and |
Charlie, What a joyful reunion with so many relatives and friends.
If you want a big dose of hope in the future, go camping. I’m not talking about snowbird camping which is fun, but usually will find you camping with a lot of lovable seniors, but few children. I’m talking about family camping like we found this weekend on a Halloween-themed event complete with trick-or-treaters visiting the campsites by the score. We gave out about 200 pieces of candy and enjoyed all the little ones from babies in strollers to teens carrying a “Trump in 2024 sign” and another reading “You know Trump Won!” There were dozens of children in the morning bike parade.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
On the Feast of the Holy Rosary, remember the Battle of Lepanto that saved Christendom in the 16th century from the assault of the Turks intent on turning Europe Muslim. We need a Don John of Austria again to lead us into battle against the modernists intent upon destroying Christendom from within.
Chris Check gives me goosebumps when he recites Chesterton's poem by memory. It is an acknowledged poetic masterpiece. Pray in thanksgiving for Chesterton, the apostle of common sense. Will we see his like again? We can pray for it.
Anyone watching the news knows about the enraged parents in Loudoun County fighting the school board there. They currently have a recall action against Beth Barts with the help of Fight for Schools. The local Loudoun paper (Loudoun Times-Mirror) reported:
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
|Premier Dominc Perrottet|
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Honey bees fill me with wonder! These little creatures of God have a lot to teach us. I share our eight years of beekeeping experience at The View from Camp Kreitzer. Today we gave them a final fall feeding of sugar syrup. Later when it's frigid, we feed hard sugar patties if the girls need extra help.
If you've ever thought about becoming a beekeeper like the monks of the middle ages, Lucia of Fatima, and St. Gobnait, one of the patrons of bee-keepers, visit my Bee-keeper's diary at The View from Camp Kreitzer. Bee-keeping is one of the joys of life as every beekeeper knows. And they are a cure for those who believe we all "evolved" from the primordial soup. There is no way the social system of the honeybee developed one little step at a time!
Monday, October 4, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021
“Nowadays, the whole power of hell seems more than ever bent upon fighting the moral power of the Church and suffocating the divine life in souls….No doubt the abandonment of the liturgical life and the cessation of its influence upon the faithful have contributed to this impotence. Our spirituality has become narrow, dry, superficial, external, or altogether sentimental; it down not have the penetration and soul-stirring power that only the liturgy, that great source of Christian vitality can give.”
Dom Chautard wrote that in Soul of the Apostolate published in 1946. It explains in a nutshell the attack on the traditional Latin Mass. In order to advance the great reset or globalism or one world government, whatever you want to call it, the Holy Mass had to be gutted. And so the attempted suppression of the Mass of the ages will continue. It will not be successful. God wills it and those attacking it are attacking God Himself. That never works. They may seem to win for a while as they persecute the believers, especially our priests, but in the end, no matter how hard Satan and his minions rage, they lose.
Hold your ground, faithful people of God. Pray and do penance and cling to the rosary in this month dedicated to Mary’s holy rosary. Her Son is Christ the King and the king rules in the hearts of His people! Hope rules!
Thursday, September 30, 2021
|Who is like unto God?|
Obedience is a great virtue. In fact, it is often called a foundational virtue, one that stands as a pillar to others. Whom are we called to obey? God first, of course. Then those who have lawful authority over us. Children owe obedience to their parents. Catholics owe obedience to the doctrine and precepts of the Church. We owe obedience to those in lawful authority in government. We owe obedience to the Truth, who is a person, Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Cathy Ruse has written an excellent pamphlet titled SEX EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: SEXUALIZATION OF CHILDREN AND LGBT INDOC.
This is how the pamphlet opens:
Did you know that…
• Some public schools teach children they could be born in the wrong body?1
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
The beginning of The Imitation of Mary calls her a "masterpiece of grace." Every newly baptized infant shares in that description as a mini-masterpiece of grace. Next time you hold a baptized baby, look into the little one's clean eyes and you will catch a glimpse of heaven. After Jesus, Mary is the source of our salvation. If you want to follow Him, follow her. She is a sure guide and will teach you to walk unerringly in His footsteps.
We don't see Mary in the bible busy running around. Her life was mostly spent in silence. She gives us only one piece of advice - at the wedding feast of Cana. "Do whatever He tells you." We can only follow that advice if we listen to Him. And we can only hear Him in silence, going apart like He did to a quiet place away from the world and it's distractions:
Friday, September 24, 2021
by Mary Ann Kreitzer and Susan Matthiesen
Ever since Church Militant (CM) began their hotfoot pursuit to discredit the SSPX, they've used a witches brew of innuendo, supposition, assumptions, and loaded language to poison the public's perception of Archbishop Lefebvre and the Society of St Pius X. Their strategy includes putting witnesses front and center whose trustworthiness and credibility are seriously questionable. Jassy Jacas is one of those witnesses, but another whom cracker jack investigator Christine Niles said a year-and-a-half ago that she planned to interview is "Hannah," Jassy's BFF (Best Friend Forever).
|Picture of Hannah with BFF Jassy telling her how beautiful she is (lower right side)|
Hannah, of course, is Hannah Merz, the "star pupil" of career counselor Rebecca Carroll. Hannah recently took down her blog, Desert Rose Life, which leads us to wonder whether an interview with Niles is in the works.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Have you listened and embraced all the slanders against Archbishop Lefebvre? Maybe it's time to listen to the man himself. I recently came across a video with the archbishop's own voice with English subtitles. It was the famous Mass and homily at Lille, France, after his suspension. The enemies of the archbishop called it an act of defiance, but it wasn't. It was a crie de coeur. The archbishop meant the August 29th Mass to be a private event for a few hundred people at most. But when the press got word of it, they portrayed it as an act of defiance and tens of thousands of faithful Catholics attended. I found the archbishop's words so poignant and so relevant to the disaster we are facing in the Church that I want to share it. [NB: I am not endorsing Fr. Hewko whose commentary begins the video.]
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021
I've been reading Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. It accompanied me as my beach book last week when my husband and I were on vacation with our daughter and her family. I heartily recommend it with the warning that it is liberally peppered with obscenities -- the common language of some of Vance's family members. The book shines light on life in Appalachia: the white working poor, the non-working welfare dependents, the difficulty of rising above family circumstances, the devastating impact of alcohol and drug addiction. I kept closing the book and reflecting on thoughts raised by the sad, but often funny, descriptions of the colorful characters in Vance's life. There were a number of takeaways:
Sunday, September 19, 2021
AT THE DOOR OF THE CHURCH [The child or adult to be baptized is recognized as a catechumen -- not yet a full member of the Church. The sacrament begins outside the body of the Church since the one to be baptized is not yet a member. The explanations below explain it.]
Friday, September 17, 2021
Throughout the COVID crisis, government health agencies have played fast and loose with the data. The latest scam is refusing to count vaccine deaths as vaccine deaths. If a patient gets the jab and drops to the floor unconscious that’s not a vaccine adverse effect. If he subsequently dies, it’s not a vaccine death. Why? Because the CDC is now refusing to count any vaccine adverse event if it occurs within 14 days of the shot.
Makes sense, eh?
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
I’m a big fan of Mark Steyn and always enjoy his guest host appearances on Tucker Carlson Tonight. I’m also a big fan of Hillsdale College which takes no federal money and sends out a fascinating monthly publication called Imprimis featuring an article by a politician, pundit, etc. So when I got the April/May issue with an article by Mark Steyn I felt doubly blessed. One portion of the article pressed my “culture is insane” button so I’ll share it. (Actually, most of the article did, but one portion especially about the border situation):
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
|Traditional Latin Mass|
St Thomas More Church, Sanford, FL
As the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) is being suppressed around the world it's a fact that, by the providence of God, the TLM will continue among a remnant no matter what further steps are taken to suppress it. For that gift we thank the great Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX).
The SSPX states: Until 1969, the various Catholic liturgies were all of apostolic origin. The Gregorian Latin liturgy, celebrated in this church (St Thomas More, Sanford, FL), follows the tradition of St Peter, the first Pope, and has never undergone any essential change til the present time. Every gesture, every word has been weighed and measured with the assistance of the Holy Ghost, for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls."
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
|Did you ever notice how fortune tellers fill their windows with religious objects as props? Does Church Militant do the same?|
I have to shake my head over the hypocrisy of Church Militant. Let's go back once again to their April 20, 2020 hit piece on the SSPX. The title, as you may recall, was SSPX: Sympathetic to Perverts. The title appears to have come from a letter an SSPX parishioner wrote to Bishop Fellay about layman, James Simmerman, a convicted child abuser who spent four years in jail for molesting two young girls in the congregation. A wealthy man, Simmerman also settled a $3 million lawsuit with the families involved. CM quotes from the letter to Fellay including the "sympathetic to perverts" comment that became the title of their Spotlight:
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Opus Dei says that "joining Opus Dei requires a supernatural vocation. It's a personal call from God to place one's whole life at His service." Who has time to do that for Opus Dei? (We're all called to put our whole lives at His service, not Opus Dei's.)
Monday, September 6, 2021
I'm a regular visitor to Dymphna's blog and hope one day to meet her. I think we are "kindred spirits" as Anne Shirley would say. Her random thoughts are always filled with wisdom. Check them out and see if you agree. Thank you, Dymphna. If you and Rocky ever want a getaway come visit us in Woodstock.
This song has been on my mind for several days. I remember when it was a No 1 hit by Zager and Evans in 1969. It was difficult to make a decision as to which video to post so I posted four of them. With the invention of Sophia by Hanson Robotics will man even make it to 2525?
Sunday, September 5, 2021
|Will you need a vaccine passport to buy food?|
I saw a Twitter post this morning showing the cover of a 97-page WHO document titled:
So I downloaded it and began reading. Sounds like a document from a dystopian novel. Truth these days rivals fiction. My comments throughout are in red!
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Have you ever "listened" to your heart beating? Most of us don't even think about it despite the fact that our hearts beat about 115,000 times a day without our willing it or doing anything at all to facilitate it. Our hearts simply do the job our Creator ordained. We are, indeed, "fearfully and wonderfully made" called into life by the Author of life!
Friday, September 3, 2021
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
....while they hide the number of breakthrough infections on their own staff. Check out these articles:White House Refuses to Disclose Number of COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases Among StaffAccording to the CDC, as of July 19, over 161 million people in the United States have been fully vaccinated, while, during the same period, the agency received reports of 5,914 vaccinated patients with breakthrough infections who were hospitalized or died.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
I listened to a mom's radio interview this morning.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021
From Shots to Clots
If you only consider statistics about the number of people benefitting from vaccines versus lower numbers experiencing bad side effects, you might dismiss the negatives in favor of the positives. But there is significant uncertainty about longer-term negative vaccine impacts that may affect a lot of vaccinated people.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
My parish in Woodstock posted and sent out a message yesterday that the meeting for parents about the start of religious education was cancelled. Here's what appeared on our parish website:
Attention CCD Families:
The Parent Meeting scheduled for 8/29/2021
has been CANCELLED due to
COVID safety concerns.
For those families registered,
the program calendar will be sent by email next week.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.Can't say I was surprised.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Thanks to my friend Janet at Restore DC Catholicism for posting the FSSP's video explanation of the Mass. To watch that 30 minute video go to her site. I'm posting the first of three videos for training priests and seminarians learning the Latin Mass. It shows how seriously the priest should take preparation to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Everything in preparation emphasizes the seriousness and dignity of the liturgy.
Do you want to experience the Mass of the ages, the Mass of so many saints over the millennia?
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Church Militant Hatred for SSPX part 4: Liars Will Lie! And if they lie about small things, they'll lie about greater.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
I've always loved St. Nathaniel, (son of Tholomew, hence Bartholomew). After Philip invites Nathaniel to "Come and see," because he has found the Messiah, he takes him to Jesus. Nathaniel is a bit skeptical. "Can anything good come from Nazareth?"Jesus greets Nathaniel saying, "Here is a true Israelite; there is no duplicity in him." What a compliment. Wouldn't you want others to say that about you?
Monday, August 23, 2021
Church Militant’s Hatred for the SSPX Explained: Part 3 - Do Opus Dei and Church Militant Share a Nest?
Birds of a feather flock together….and sometimes nest together as well!
For 25 years I have published a quarterly newsletter in the Diocese of Arlington. I use my personal home address for mailing rather than a P.O. Box. Anyone who noticed that the address for the newsletter and my home address are the same could reasonably conclude that I am deeply involved and committed to the work. In fact, it would be unreasonable to conclude that I had nothing to do with it. My name is actually on the newsletter, but let’s presume for my point, that I published anonymously. It wouldn’t take much of a Sherlock to figure out my connection.
Which brings us back to the connections between Church Militant, Opus Dei, and Opus Dei supporters.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021
The Opus Dei Connection…
In order to understand the Church Militant/Opus Dei connection, one needs to have at least a rudimentary understanding of the OD network. So let’s take a look at their background.
The story actually begins, not with Jose Maria Escriva, OD’s founder, but with another Spanish priest, Fr. Francois Vallet, a young Jesuit who developed an abbreviated version of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Most people don’t have the leisure to do the entire 30 days. Fr. Vallet’s vision was to develop a five day retreat based on the Exercises. (As someone who’s been making a five-day Ignatian retreat annually for almost 20 years, I consider myself a beneficiary of this holy priest’s activities.)
Friday, August 20, 2021
|Texas Fanboi JTC giving directions |
to Michael Voris
One of those priests, Fr Stephen Lefort, after being dismissed by his bishop, became a sedevacantist and was conditionally re-ordained by a Thuc-line bishop.
What a double standard for Church Militant! Yet isn't this par for the course in Vorisland? Michael Voris and Christine Niles "constantly state that the SSPX are a bad group of untouchable schismatic victimizers, yet Fr Stephen Lefort, who has actually done schismatic acts and has put himself under a dubious bishop, is treated no differently than the good guys on the panel, nor are any of his schismatic acts disclosed by Church Militant."
Why would anyone believe the frenzied sensationalism and ranting screeds of Voris and Niles? We, as reasonable people, shouldn't believe them and the game of tetherball explains why. Tetherball is a game where two people strike a volleyball suspended from a stationary metal pole by a rope or tether. The pole is usually 10 feet high with the rope connecting the pole and tetherball being 8 feet long. The two players hit the ball clockwise or counterclockwise until one player manages to wind the ball all the way around the pole as far as it will go until it hits the pole. Of course the closer to the pole, the shorter the rope.
Michael Voris and Church Militant are like tetherball. The entity "Church Militant" and all its actions are the pole. Michael Voris is the ball, tethered to the pole. Connecting Church Militant (the pole) and Michael Voris (the ball) is the rope (MONEY).
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
It takes time to get used to the Latin Mass because it's unfamiliar. Most people have never experienced the seriousness and God-centered reverence and the profound silence of the traditional Latin Mass.
Monday, August 16, 2021
And the Beat Goes On at Church Militant....But Can You Trust Crackerjack Investigator Christine Niles?
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Doctors' Roundtable on the Wuhan virus, it's treatment, and the gene therapy mislabeled as a "vaccine." Follow the science and not the lying hype being shoved down our throats every day!
In this time of extreme censorship and suppression of scientific debate, The Awareness Foundation COVID-19 Roundtable,1 hosted by Katherine Macbean of the Awareness Foundation, is a sign of wakefulness and hope. It includes honest opinions and expertise from 14 high-profile doctors, including myself, with a focus on the potential dangers being posed by the experimental mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
I expect many readers are familiar with St. John Bosco's famous vision of the Church in stormy seas being attacked on all sides by war ships trying to sink her. As the battle rages the barque of the Church anchors to two pillars. On top of the large pillar rests the Holy Eucharist. On the smaller pillar is Our Blessed Lady. Once the ship is anchored firmly, many smaller boats attach themselves to the the ship where the pope stands as its captain.
Friday, August 13, 2021
|Hannah Merz, Carroll's "rising star"|
posted by "Yves Helory"
Another month, another lawsuit threat....
I've already posted about Church Militant's July 27th threat to sue us. And now it's August. About ten days ago we got a second lawsuit threat -- this time from Rebecca Carroll's lawyer friend.
We must be doing something right. My experience is that when you start exposing lies, all hell (and I mean that literally) breaks loose. Every time I've been threatened with a lawsuit, it's been about something people want to hide.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
|A picture of nothing|
When I was a child I could not see, that is, I could see, but just barely since my eyes were so damaged that they were unable to focus. Until I received the miracle of glasses I never knew that people were able to see individual leaves on trees or flowers in the fields and I had never before then seen stars in the sky.
Without the benefit of clear sight it was difficult to understand what was spoken to me since I couldn’t see facial expressions or word formations on people’s lips. In school, teachers seated me in the front row and thankfully I was intelligent enough to understand what was taught verbally even though I couldn’t see what was written on the blackboard. Of course if I held books close enough to my face I could see the words and read.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
....a novel recommended by the saintly Fr. John Hardon, S.J. in his Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Let's not gloat, but it's really tempting when Democrats get caught up in their own mesh of lies and stung by the vipers with whom they share a nest. The Democrat rats have abandoned Cuomo's sinking ship and turned on him. Here's a bit from the article that I found sadly amusing that brought to mind the saying, "There's no honor among thieves," or loyalty either. The
chickens rats have come home to roost nest. Poor Andy is getting the treatment he's often given to others:
|Omigosh, She has the "SSPX banner" on her house! Duh...It's not the "SSPX banner!"|
Ignorance reigns on Christine Niles' Facebook page.
Today is the feast of St. Lawrence, my husband's patron saint. It's also the anniversary of the day Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were arrested. The monarchy in France ended.
The sins of the fathers are visited on the children and thus it was with Louis XVI whose ancestor, Louis XIV failed to obey Our Lord's instruction, through St. Margaret Mary, to dedicate France to the. Sacred Heart of Jesus. One hundred years later, France was inflicted with the butchery of the French Revolution inspired by masonic hatred of the Church. The royal family was imprisoned and ultimately executed.
Monday, August 9, 2021
The shameless COVID Machine slanders every doctor who points out the danger of the gene therapy jab that has killed and injured thousands. The same Biden/Fauci machine continues to suppress the truth about effective therapies like ivermectin and hydroxychoroquine that could have saved a large percentage of those who unnecessarily died. Those promoting the government lies, use lawsuits and slander to attack the prominent physicians who won't jump on the snake oil bandwagon. Let's look at some of the slandered doctors, first Dr. Peter McCullough:Lawsuit against Prominent Physician Sends Wrong Message, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
Sunday, August 8, 2021
What a psychologist Thomas a Kempis was. He understood mankind from the soles of our feet to the tops of our heads. And how well he knew Our Lord. What a spiritual director he would make!
Saturday, August 7, 2021
From the article:
- McCullough has directly managed the care of over a hundred COVID-19 patients, as well as advising on “many hundreds if not a thousand” cases worldwide.
Friday, August 6, 2021
Depopulation? It's no accident!We know that many involved in COVID "vaccine" development are also deeply involved in population limitation. they want to reduce the world population drastically. It's satanic. The devil hates babies more than anything. Every baby conceived reminds him of the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Every baby he prevents, every baby he kills feeds his blood lust. But he also hates every person on the planet and if he can kill you, he hits the jackpot.
“I promise you, in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the first Friday for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance; they shall not die in my disgrace nor without receiving the sacraments; my divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in that last moment.” — Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary
Thursday, August 5, 2021
|Do you read the dictionary? Look up calumny and slander!|
My mom loved words. She loved words so much she used to read the dictionary. I absorbed a large vocabulary and impeccable grammar at my mother's knee. When I took the SATs in high school I scored high on English, not because I knew all the rules, but because I knew what "sounded right." I also learned to use words properly -- the right word at the right time in the right context. My mom never used loaded language to manipulate others; she was too honest. Words were too important not to treat them with respect and use them with integrity.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Ya just gotta love the Babylon Bee that posted this yesterday.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Stop listening to all the attacks on this holy man. He deserves our thanks for saving the Traditional Latin Mass and defending the priesthood. One day I think he will be a canonized saint and a doctor of the Church. Watch the documentary, read his biography and study his writings. It may open your eyes. And if you want to watch a debate about the SSPX being in schism, go here. Jeff Cassman argues like an adult; his opponent, despite all his credentials, argues like a kid.
Sunday, August 1, 2021
This morning I began Book 4 of The Imitation of Christ which is devoted to the Eucharist. Chapter 1 describes the great reverence we should have in approaching the Sacrament. My immediate thought was the prayer:
O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Good news from a good bishop:
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, IL offers hope, consolation, and kindness to those who love the TLM. Following the motus proprio, Tradionis Custodes, he issued a decree on continuance of the Latin Mass in Springfield.