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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Why is Church Militant covering up Rebecca Mavie Carroll?

Rebecca Mavie Carroll
Why are Christine Niles and Jassy Jacas
lying about Rebecca Carroll being 
Jassy and Hannah's "counselor"?
Before I went to the SSPX I also believed Church Militant's lies about Fr Pierre Duverger. I didn't know him and wasn't really interested since I was still going to the Novus Ordo. I believed everything, that is, until the third time I observed Fr Duverger during Mass at St Thomas More in Sanford, Florida.

After years of seeing Novus Ordo priests while writing a watchdog newsletter in the Diocese of Orlando called The Orlando Truth, I can identify sodomite priests, pro-abortion priests, leftist Marxist globalist priests, as well as good and holy priests by observing their actions on the altar and listening to their homilies. Some were so overtly anti-Catholic that it was easy to tell, like the time one Novus Ordo priest wiggled his backside several times while proclaiming the good news of how he washed and dried his dirty underwear on a ship in the Navy. I wrote an article on his Captain Underpants homily.

After the third Mass at St Thomas More SSPX parish I thought, "Now wait a minute here. Something doesn't add up. There's no way this priest did what Church Militant accuses him of. This is a good and holy priest. He would never do that!" It was then that I started investigating and eventually wrote the "Snow White and Priest Charming" article.

At this moment I'm completely incensed at the abuse Christine Niles and Church Militant are inflicting on Fr Duverger. Niles has no evidence of any criminal behavior by Fr Duverger - absolutely none - while I, on the other hand, have evidence that Jassy Jacas and Hannah Werz publicly lied - Jassy in the 3/17/2020 interview on Church Militant with Christine Niles saying (at 5:35) that her "traditional Catholic therapist" is a man (CM apparently edited out the places where Jassy had said that Fr Duverger "did nothing criminal" and other incriminating statements because at first the video was longer than the 36:42 minutes it is now) and Hannah lying on her social media pages.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Integrity and Credibility: Church Militant's Attack on Fr. Pierre Duverger

Hmm...Is that one of
Fr. Duverger's eyelashes?
"The games afoot" at Church Militant (CM) as they continue to focus their magnifying glasses on the SSPX. Is Fr. Pierre Duverger collateral damage in the SSPX offensive, one more stick with which to beat the society? Inquiring minds want to know.

Some of CM's reporting has facts to back up their assertions. And that's fine. Present the facts; ask the questions; see where they lead. If someone's committed a crime bring criminal charges. Hold those accountable who are proved to be guilty by solid evidence not by rumor, hearsay, and innuendo. 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Friday Morning Musing on a Spiritual Work of Mercy...

...specifically -- To Bear Wrongs Patiently. 

Many of us would like everyone else to practice the golden rule: Do unto others what you would have them do unto you! 

But do we practice it?

The human tendency and a great temptation might be called the iron rule: Do unto others what they do to you. If someone brings a knife to a fight, you take a gun is the philosophy of our modern pagans. 

The biblical admonition of an "eye for an eye" was actually a rule that limited the punishment for wrongdoing. If someone committed a crime against another person, the punishment had to be balanced. You couldn't kill someone for robbing you. What sounds harsh was actually a brake on the human tendency to seek revenge.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Another One Bites the Dust! No Wonder We Don't Trust the USCCB!

Janet Smith has an article at Crisis about one of the highest ranking priests at the USCCB who just resigned when his "private" life was exposed. (I use the word "exposed" deliberately. 

The Limits of a Priest’s Right to Privacy

Note the priest's position. It's almost funny. The man using an app to "hook up" with other men looking for sex with other men (Any man will do.). was in charge of....wait for it...."overseeing sex abuse cases." 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The SSPX is NOT in Schism! Stop Already the Ignorant Accusations!

Archbishop Lefebvre was not excommunicated for being in schism.
He was excommunicate for ordaining four bishops without papal approval.
The Vatican never said that the Society was schismatic.  They are not!

I'm tired of hearing ad nauseum the accusation that the SSPX is in schism. THEY ARE NOT! And as the pope cracks down on the TLM (traditional Latin Mass), the flock may, with clear consciences, attend the Masses offered by the Society. 

So let's take a closer look.

This comes from the Fatima Center and is from part 1 of a series on the SSPX:

Monday, July 19, 2021

Latin Mass in the Diocese of Arlington -- It Will Continue for Now

Pope restores limits on pre-Vatican II Mass

According to the Arlington Catholic Herald the Traditional Latin Mass will continue in the Diocese of Arlington. Here's the statement from Bishop Burbidge quoted in the Catholic news service article:
“In prayer and obedience, I am reflecting on the motu proprio issued by Pope Francis and discerning how best to implement the changes,” said Bishop Michael F. Burbidge. “As permitted by the motu proprio, I intend to allow Masses in the Extraordinary Form to continue in the Diocese of Arlington.”

To All Those Who Think Every Pope is the Reincarnation of St. Peter....

One of the meditations (my favorite) in the Spiritual Exercises is on The Two Standards. The retreatant is presented two scenes. On a hill near Babylon (the city of confusion) Satan appears to be seated on a high throne surrounded by terrifying demons. Smoke fills the air and the howls of the demons assault the ears. Satan urges on his minions to attack all the followers of Christ to gather them into his hellish kingdom. He advises them with wicked strategies for debasing consciences.

The second scene is a plain around Jerusalem (the city of peace) where Jesus gathers all under His banner urging His followers to go out and spread the words of faith, bringing all to a knowledge of His love and mercy.

So now let's see...which do I choose?

 THIS

and THIS

or THIS


Here's my answer written on July 16th.

Dear Fr B,

It is with clear insight as to what I'm doing that I now wish to withdraw my membership from St Mary's. For many weeks now I have known that I cannot ever go back to the Novus Ordo, no matter how reverently celebrated, because the Mass of the Ages does something to a soul that the Novus Ordo never could, for me at least. I cannot remember the last time I teared up at a Novus Ordo Mass, but it happens almost every time I'm at St Thomas More. The beauty and joy of it all is ...well...otherworldly and is, frankly, what I converted for all those years ago.

With Bergoglio's Motu Proprio today against the Mass of All Time I know now is the time I must make this decision. I can no longer be a member of both St Mary of the Lakes and St Thomas More. If Bergoglio excommunicates the SSPX then I shall die excommunicated. So be it. But then that clearly brings into question the validity of such an act by a Marxist globalist who people think is the pope when in fact he possibly isn't. (Just FYI - the SSPX thinks he is and prays for him in every Mass, but I don't necessarily think that way.)

I want to thank you for all your kindness to me over the past several years. I never felt anything but pastoral love from you and your presence at St Mary's and for that I sincerely thank you.

May God be with you,
Susan

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Do You Belong to AARP? Maybe It's Time to Switch...Check Out AMAC!

Update: Note the comment below from turkeyridge. Maybe AMAC isn't such a good alternative after all! 

Did you see the letter that's going viral? It's all over the internet and the Fact or Fiction site confirmed its correct attribution. We never joined AARP because I checked it out and we saw it was a liberal shill from the beginning. We joined AMAC instead (Association of Mature American Citizens). AMAC is pushing back against critical race theory. They oppose Social Security for illegal aliens, support securing the vote by disallowing vote machines that connect to the internet, oppose the Green New Deal and many other evil designs liberals plan for us. Check out AMAC and ditch the AARP. And when you do, how about sending AARP a letter as well! It doesn't have to be long -- You can just affirm your agreement with the Millers. In fact think of the impact of AARP getting 50,000 postcards that say "Ditto! I agree with the Millers and I'm not renewing my membership. Be sure to recycle this postcard!"

It's time to burn down the liberals' echo chambers. AARP is a good place to start! 

Now...here's the letter:

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Our Spiritual Father Gave Us a Serpent Yesterday!


Do you ever read a post that strikes a chord of joy or sorrow and actually brings tears to your eyes? That happened to me this morning when I read Eric Sammons article at Crisis Magazine.

Traditionis custodes: Serpents over Fish

I grieve for children who have absentee or negligent or abusive fathers. What a tragedy for those youngsters! Today, after the pope dropped a bomb on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) yesterday, I know how they feel. I'm sure many others who love the TLM could say the same thing. Here's a bit from Sammon's piece:

Friday, July 16, 2021

Comments Coming Out about the Motu Proprio. What Next?



I'm posting links for some articles about what the pope did earlier today in releasing the document which is translated as "Guardians of Tradition." It was accompanied by a letter which is as bad as the motu proprio itself.

What? Really? 

Is the title of the document a joke? Guardian of Tradition?

We Knew It Was Just a Matter of Time: Pope Francis Abrogates Universal Permission for TLM...

We'll get those traditionalist clergy 
and their little lambs too!
It's like a soap opera: As the World of Bergoglio and the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) Turns.

Next? 

Complete abrogation of the TLM by the pope and his minions at the Vatican? Won't James Martin smile!

Alert! FSSP, Canons of Christ the King, Canons of the New Jerusalem, etc. You are on the enemies list. Get ready for the chopping block!

Alert! SSPX and your flock, get ready for excommunication!

Breathing a Sigh of Relief: Just Sent the Newsletter to the Printer

The red buds were in glorious profusion this Spring as we headed to Texas.

Blog readers may not know that I put out a quarterly print newsletter. Well...it's usually quarterly. I combined the Spring and Summer issue this year because of coming down with COVID in March and then my husband having COVID and surgery (and another surgery on the calendar for early August). It's been a challenging few months. Toss in a few wonderful events like a trip to visit our son and his family in Texas and our big 4th of July bash and it's been a busy-busy time. 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Discouragement in the Face of Evil is NOT an Option

 From the Imitation of Mary with my comments in red:

My child, the thing I certainly wanted above all else was for Jesus to be known.... My zeal for His glory made me feel deeply the hardening of Jewish [read Catholic] hearts. Yet why should I have therefore lost my peace of soul? I knew that God often makes use of evil in carrying out His plans; I knew He draws good from evil. Therefore in silence I adored the infinite wisdom that at times allows wickedness to  triumph....

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Thought for the day from St. Bonaventure

"The perfection of a religious man is to do common things in a perfect manner. A constant fidelity in small things is a great and heroic virtue."

500 years before Therese of Lisieux embraced her "little way," St. Bonaventure advocated it for his monks. Imagine the channel of grace it would be to make the bed for the love of Christ, to wash the dishes and scrub the sink. 

Right now I'm watching a bluebird couple bring food to their babies. What a source of grace to feed little ones and wipe up their messes for the love of Christ, to get up patiently when a baby cries in the night.  How many opportunities to grow in virtue we have in the ordinary challenges of daily life. 

St. Bonaventure, pray for us.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A Lesson for Our Modern Politicians from A Man for All Seasons


I love this scene from A Man for All Seasons. It reminds me of the biblical question of Joshua. "Whom will you serve? As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Think of the impact if all our Catholic politicians imitated Joshua instead of Judas.

Monday, July 12, 2021

We All Have a Right to Our Good Name!


Sins against the eighth commandment are legion. Slander and detraction are serious issues. Which brings me to Church Militant (CM) and its reporting on the SSPX -- again. 

Michael Voris recently reviled the SSPX as a "cult" on a CM Twitter thread implying that  anyone who attends or defends the SSPX is a "cult" member.  He used two examples to support his statement -- Let me repeat that. He mentioned TWO!!! comments left on the Twitter feed and went on to cast aspersions on every single member of the SSPX. But not only the SSPX, the entire Latin Mass community. He implied, based on TWO comments, that everyone who attends the Latin Mass is self-righteous and thinks they are "superior and Holy." And of course, many of CM's followers piled on. Omigosh, those TLM supporters are evil and "spiritually diseased."

Saturday, July 10, 2021

The Pachamama Monstrance: Waiting for the Fire and Brimstone on that Church

Ai yi yi! See Vox Cantoris for more photos.



Searching for Shepherds Like St. John Fisher

See any good shepherds?
I suspect most Catholics know about the saintly martyr Thomas More. The movie, Man for All Seasons, a classic of religious cinematography inspires devotion to the saint even after more than 50 years. The casting was terrific! There isn't one false note among the characters. I get chills when I hear Wolsey (Orson Welles) lament on his deathbed that if he had served God as diligently as he served the king he wouldn't have been abandoned in his old age. That he made such a statement is historically recorded. In fact, the film, based on Robert Bolt's play, corresponds to what's known of St. Thomas More whose own son-in-law, Roper, wrote a biography.

But how many remember anything about St. John Fisher, the only bishop to resist Henry VIII? 

Friday, July 9, 2021

Nuremberg Trials 2021: The Wuhan Fraud is a "Crime against Humanity"

1,000 lawyers and 10,000 medical experts are preparing a Nuremberg case against the WHO, the CDC, and the World Economic Forum's "Davos Group" for "crimes against humanity" over the Wuhan virus. (See here.) Among other violations, the Wuhan measures specifically violate Article 32 of the Geneva Convention that forbids “mutilation and medical or scientific experiments not necessitated by the medical treatment of a protected person” 

Dr. Reiner Fullmich and his team allege that, "There has never been a coronavirus pandemic but a PCR test pandemic."

From the article:

Friday Morning Musings and Articles of Interest

  • I love working with our bees!
    I'm watching an eastern bluebird couple go in and out of the birdhouse my son-in-law built and posted for me. There is plenty of coming and going, so I suspect there are hatchlings demanding to be fed. It will be fun to watch them. I hope to see them fledge. God is so clearly revealed in His creation. The only creatures who defy Him, after the fallen angels, are we human creatures who persist in rebelling. The saddest thing is to see so many deform their reason and function at the level of feelings and passions. They scratch where it itches and live for their bellies and their genitals. What a pathetic way to live!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Pray for Pope Francis!

St. Therese and the multiple murderer Henri Pranzini

Mundabor wrote today about the pope's illness in a post titled Pope Francis: the Clock is Ticking Faster. As a seventy-something old lady, I relate to that metaphor since the pendulum on my own clock is moving faster these days. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Medical Atrocity! COVID "Vaccine" Terminates Babies in the Womb!

Developing Baby at 14 weeks
I received this email the other day from my friend Fr. Tom Collins:
Depopulation alert: Shocking new study reveals covid vaccine terminates 4 out of 5 pregnancies

A shocking new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that when pregnant women are given covid vaccinations during their first or second trimesters, they suffer an 82 percent spontaneous abortion rate, killing 4 out of 5 unborn babies.

Out of the 127 women receiving vaccines during their first or second trimesters, 104 spontaneous abortions occurred before their pregnancies hit the 20-week mark.

Monday, July 5, 2021

The Rest of the 4th of July Story...

Before I describe the rest of our weekend activities, I want to give a shout out to a fellow blogger, Dymphna, who asked for prayers for me and Susan in her post on July 2nd. I love her "random thoughts" posts. In fact, I love everything about her blog and go to it almost every day to see if she's posted anything new. She finds some of the most beautiful religious art I've ever seen. 

The internet can be a serious source of evil, but when I think of the people I never would have "met" or learned from without it, I am so grateful! God bless you, Dymphna! And thanks for your concern for me and Susan.

And now to "the rest of the story" about our activities on July 4th.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Home from Retreat -- From Five Days of Silence to....




...a 4th of July weekend bash! 

Coming off a silent retreat is always a little bit of a culture shock, this year more than usual since I came home to three of my children and their families settled into Camp Kreitzer for the weekend. One of our daughters lives nearby so they head home at the end of the day, but the other four adults and nine children are in residence until Monday -- five granddaughters in the six-bed "girls dorm" and the four boys in the downstairs family room. The adult couples get bedrooms. We are blessed to have a big house that we bought  to be our family retreat center when Larry retired. We considered the little retirement cottage, but, after prayer, decided that wasn't God's plan for us.

This past year Camp Kreitzer was a refuge for a homeless mom and her son for several months and for a friend transitioning from being a full-time RVer to moving on to another phase in life. But our favorite Camp Kreitzer events involve family. Larry and I are never happier than when Camp Kreitzer is bursting at the seams with our children, their spouses, and our grandchildren. Holidays often see a crowd ranging from all the littles to the adults.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

With Young People Like This, the Future Looks Bright!

Mia in 2014, already in love with the faith!
Editor's Comment: Gratitude is the parent of many virtues and the letter below is a thank you message from my granddaughter, Mia, to all those who financially supported her mission trip to New Mexicoin May. I was edified and asked her if I could share it with my blog family. So here it is. With young people like Mia, the future does, indeed, look bright. Please pray for Mia and all young people today who face challenges that many of us have only read about in dystopian novels! I hope she will write for the blog again. As a busy college student who will be working as a dorm hall director this school year she probably won't have time, but the world will be hearing more from this devout and talented young woman. 

Dear Grandma and Paka,

Well, I finally went on mission! After plans were postponed and changed multiple times (I’m sure you can guess why), my team and I arrived in New Mexico ready to serve the community of Gallup. I wanted to write this letter to tell you about what we did in New Mexico and to thank you again for supporting the team and our mission.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Fr. Tom Collins on Requiring Students to be "Vaccinated" in Order to Attend Classes

Editor's note: Fr. Collins sent this letter to his Virginia state delegate. Two thumbs up, Father! By the way, I'm on a silent retreat this week and will not be moderating comments until I return on Saturday. I'm not ignoring you, but God comes first!

Del Campbell –

I am deeply disturbed by the fact that a number of state schools are requiring people to be “vaccinated” in order to attend classes. The fact that all the COVID-19 mRNA gene-altering “vaccines” are
not actually approved by the FDA, but only permitted for emergency
experimental use, makes the mandate that teachers and students be
“vaccinated” a clear violation of the Nuremberg Code.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Is the Pandemic Virus Industrial Complex the World's Greatest Threat?

[N.B. I'll be on retreat beginning this evening and will not be moderating comments until I return on Saturday. I've scheduled several posts during the week. I'll be offering all my Masses, rosaries, and holy hours for my blog family as well as other intentions. May God bless and protect you and your families during these challenging times.]


This article from Dr. Mercola's website is a must read! In view of the big pharma billionaires created by the virus and the new experimental gene therapy that's supposed to save us, but is causing so many serious injuries, even death, we need a serious investigation. We hear a lot of talk about transparency; let's see some from our government leaders....except that, if Jonathan Latham is right, they are partners in the PVIC.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sunday Meditation: Are You a Fair Weather Friend of Christ?

I'm leaving on my annual silent Ignatian retreat tomorrow for five days. [NB: While I'm on retreat I will not be moderating comments. I've scheduled several posts, but will not be reading any responses until I return next Saturday.] It's always a Providential time. I'll be glad to "go away to a quiet place" to rest with the Lord. 

This morning I read this from The Imitation of Christ which reminded me of St. Ignatius' discussion of consolation and desolation. All of us experience both.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Church Militant and their Crusade against the SSPX

Who exactly is the target of the Church Militant crusaders?

The negative reactions to Susan's post, Snow White and Priest Charming - A Modern Tale of Female Vindictiveness, are starting to appear in the combox moderation list. I haven't decided which ones, if any, I'm willing to post. Certainly not the one using the F-word and calling Susan a bitch.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Snow White and Priest Charming - A Modern Tale of Female Vindictiveness

But of course I'm telling the truth. - Snow White
Chapter I

Once upon a time there was a young wommon named Snow White who was not at all unfortunate looking, but who lately seems to have eaten far too much food which therefore makes her more of a mean-spirited femme fatale than she already was several years ago when she was nubile and first encountered Priest Charming.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Great News! As the Culture War Rages, Lovers of Truth are Engaging on the Battlefield.

This post at the Sarmaticus blog should thrill the hearts of all lovers of truth. 

The Uprising is Spreading

The post is long and includes a 50 minute video about a Lancaster group fighting the good fight. (I only watched a bit of it since my focus was on the  establishment of an alternative source for higher education.) What an exciting era in which to live! The post is long but well worth reading. It's way past time for colleges and universities, especially so called "prestigious" institutions, to experience some healthy competition. 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Islam's heavenly rooster angel is white

اعتنق الإسلام أيها الكافر!

Last night I saw a nice looking black man wearing a gold chain around his neck with a large gold crescent moon and star hanging from it lying on his chest shown to the world by a his unbuttoned shirt. I wanted to ask if he was perhaps a slave trader of his own race. Or if he knew that the largest slave trader of black people in the history of the world is Islam and that it continues to this day along with black Muslims in Africa murdering other black people who are Christians. (Today black Christians in Africa are murdered by black Muslims; a few centuries ago black Christians were captured and sold into slavery by black Muslims.)  However, more than that I wanted to ask if he knew that the Celestial Rooster of Islam is white. And what, if anything, did he know about Muhammad's sky-rider, Lightning, the Seven Heavens of Islam and was he a pedophile.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Putting on my Camp Kreitzer Hat!

All of us wear different hats. I have quite a few: mom, grandma, pro-life activist, blogger, pet sitter, pool cleaner, home nurse, and the one my mother always described as "chief cook and bottle washer." 

This Spring I've been wearing my gardener hat and my home contractor hat quite a bit, because we've been engaged in all kinds of projects here at Camp Kreitzer. If you'd like to check out my "other life" (I really do things besides blogging.), you can visit The View from Camp Kreitzer. We have lots of projects going on at present including watching nature pass through our yard, like this mama doe and her baby who visited while we were praying our rosary on the front porch. "Praise God from whom all blessings flow!" And if you're curious about the boxes in the background, those are our bee hives, because I also wear a bee hat and veil. What hats do you wear?



Friday, June 18, 2021

Common Sense from Michael Matt at The Remnant: Join the Catholic Counter Revolution!

Take Courage! We are experiencing the great Catholic awakening! Proclaim Jesus Christ as King! Have you enthroned Him in your home? If not, do it right away. Fill your home with blessed objects. Surround yourself with reminders to pray. Read your Bible. Pray the rosary. We have all the weapons of God at our disposal. The nukes are the Eucharist and Confession. So use them all and then never be afraid. Viva Cristo Rey!

 

Joe Biden Channels Joseph Goebbels

“Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.”
                law of propaganda attributed to Joseph Goebbels

Biden Falsely Claims 'Criminal' Trump Supporters Killed Cop Brian Sicknick During Jan. 6 Unrest

Thursday, June 17, 2021

If It Can Happen in Dijon....



Why is a French Catholic archdiocese expelling the FSSP?

After 23 years serving the faithful in the diocese of Dijon, France, the FSSP are being thrown out by the current bishop. The coup de grace comes as he nears retirement age and looks very much like a reprisal because the fraternity declined to concelebrate a Novus Ordo Chrism Mass with him during Holy Week. The FSSP only celebrate the Tridentine Mass. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Who's Weaponizing the Eucharist and Trying to Use Christ Himself as a Political Football?

















Today's Message from Catholic Vote describes the attempt by the Biden administration, during the G7 summit, to arrange for Joe to attend Mass at the Vatican. The champion of death, undoubtedly intended to receive the Lord of Life there. What a photo op! Talk about a cynical plan to weaponize the Eucharist as the bishops begin their semi-annual meeting via Zoom. Here's what Brian Burch, head of Catholic Vote said about the plan:

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Please: Pray for Facebook to be Hoisted on their own Petard!



Well, I found out why Facebook sent me to jail for three days. Three strikes and I'm out!

Strike One for a comment about Fauci responding to someone who said he should be hanged, drawn, and quartered. I responded:
"Hang him from his face mask. LOL!"

Monday, June 14, 2021

Connecticut tells health care workers the jab is dangerous, but hides info from the public!

Facebook would not let me post the article below. We'll see if it shows up on the blog. The tyrants really want you to take the jab even if it kills you! Why do you suppose that is? And FB put me in jail for three days for violating community standards, but didn't tell me what I'm guilty of or what standards I violated. Talk about tyranny and living in a Kafka novel where you can't find out what you did, but you are sent to the gulag.

http://medicine.news/2021-05-18-connecticut-govt-secretly-tells-health-care-workers-covid-vaccines-are-deadly.html#

This warning applies to me:

Guest Post: Biden Sacrilege and St. Augustine

By James M. Thunder
Our hearts are restless until 
they rest in Thee.

​This week, at their semi-annual meeting, the bishops of the United States will discuss “Eucharistic coherence,” the issue of how they should react to public figures (Biden, Pelosi and so many others) who promote public policies – in the form of orders, laws, regulations, treaties, budgets, etc.-- contrary to fundamental moral teachings (plural) of the Catholic Church.Their discussion will occur over the objections (“concerns”) expressed in letters dated May 7 from Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and May 13 by 68 U.S. bishops, to Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday Meditation: Be Irrelevant to the Modern World, It's the Duty of a Good Catholic!

Fathers, love your children!
I've know Fr. Jerry Pokorsky for years.  I first met him when he headed the Pro-Life office in the Diocese of Arlington and was meeting individually with the chairmen of parish committees. He took me out to lunch. 

That, in itself, was unusual, and I later returned the favor. His articles at The Catholic Thing are always informative and wise. So if you want a mentor to give you some good advice in Catholic living, check him out. Here's the advice portion of his article, Dare to Be Irrelevant:

• Men, be faithful to your wives in marriage. Be kind and considerate. If you are involved with porn, give it up. Just do it.

• Ladies, this is from the Book of Proverbs: “It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop than with a quarrelsome wife and an unruly household.” (Prov. 25:24)

So sue me for telling the truth, Frank Rossi

Mr Tony Maione of Orlando,
but Fr Tony Maione of Albany, RIP
Three weeks ago "Moongold" commented on a post I did that was four years old. The comments on the old post were closed and a new article was posted so Moongold could vent her current frustration but she never responded. 

Then 10 days ago a person named Frank Rossi from Saratoga Springs, NY, commented on a two-year-old post I did on Mr/Fr Tony Maione. We're not sure why people are suddenly commenting on old posts. Perhaps they have nothing else to do during Covid lockdowns but peruse the Internet 24/7. 

HERE is my 2019 article "Albany's Bishop Hubbard and the deal with the Orlando chancery".

HERE is Archbishop Wenski's (at the time he was Bishop of Orlando) 2006 homily at the memorial mass for Tony where he never mentioned that Tony was a priest in Bishop Hubbard's Albany Diocese.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

In This Blessed Month of the Sacred Heart Remember This Great Pope -- Pius XII!

How much I love Pope Pius XII. He was pope on the day of my birth and I clearly remember his death in 1958 when I was eleven. I may still have the newspaper clipping I saved at the time somewhere in my piles of papers. He had a great devotion to the Sacred Heart and how much he must have suffered walking in the steps of the Savior during World War II, particularly during the assault on Rome and the Nazi occupation. How hard he fought to protect the Roman Jews and those under Nazi domination from persecution and genocide!

Friday, June 11, 2021

Islamic Hate Sonnet

Muhammad
with his book of poetry
How Do I Hate Thee? (Sonnet 1)

Muhammad - 570-632
(with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.
I hate thee to the depth and breadth and height
My vile soul can reach, infinitely out of sight,
For the ends of death of infidels to pleasurably erase.
I hate thee to the level of every day's
Most innate need, by sword and lies and might.
I hate thee freely, as men fight for evil's rights.
I hate thee purely, as they turn to grandiose praise.
I hate thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs in my childhood's Islamic faith.
I hate thee with a hate that seems more infused
With each glorious honor killing. I hate thee with the breath,
Butchery and slaughter of all my life; and, if Allah choose,
I shall but hate thee better after death.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Can They Force You To Take the Toxic, Experimental, Biologic Agent Mislabeled as a Vaccine? NO!

The comment below was left on my post about the Pfizer Vaccine. The pressure to be jabbed reminds me of the scene in Star Wars when Luke and Han are trying to rescue Princess Leia and end up in the space station's garbage dump. Suddenly the walls begin to close in. That's what's been going on with this COVID vaccine as government, businesses, schools, the mainstream media, etc. join the take-the-jab-chorus. No matter that thousands have died and tens of thousands have been hospitalized from blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, etc. No matter that kids are at almost zero risk. Take it anyway say the power brokers. We're in control and you will obey. And if you don't, we're putting vaccine apartheid in place. Want to fly or cruise or even go shopping for necessities? Then get in line and let us inject the toxic agent into your arm. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Some Good News from Some Good States! Praise God!

Thank God for state legislatures and good governors rising to the occasion to defend life and sanity. Pray in thanksgiving for the great bills passed and for the success of those in the hopper that are just plain common sense. This could be a good year for babies waiting to be born. The Supreme Court has accepted the Dobbs case from Mississippi that will examine this question:

Monday, June 7, 2021

Pfizer Danger: Hitting Close to Home!

How many tens of thousands of vaccine complications never make it to the VAERS list? We can personally testify to a life-threatening blood clotting disorder in a family member. Less than a week after receiving the first Pfizer shot, my husband’s brother ended up in intensive care with blood clots all over his body, He’d never had a blood clot before and was in good health. A consulting doctor said he’d never seen anything like it in his career! My brother-in-law now is on blood thinners and has a filter in his vein to prevent any clot that breaks off from going to his heart and killing him. His doctor warned him against getting the second shot. I hope many never get the first! We have yet to see the long-term danger of these toxic biological agents.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sunday Meditation: A Reminder of Death and Judgment

 I think it was St. Robert Bellarmine who said priests should preach on the four last things at least once a month. Pondering on death and judgment, heaven or hell, has a way of focusing the mind. What’s really important in this life after all? It’s to live in a way that leads us to our God-ordained destiny. As the old Baltimore Catechism put it. “God made us to know Him, love Him, and serve Him in this world so we can be happy with Him in the next.” The big question is, “How am I doing, Lord?” The answer points to our final destination.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Awake Fr. James and Woke Fr. James: Who Defends the Truth and Who Champions the Lie?

Fr. James Altman continues to be in the crosshairs of Bishop William Callahan who asked for his resignation last month as pastor of St. James the Less parish in LaCrosse, WI. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Muhammad, Not Einstein, Discovered the Theory of Relativity - Who Knew!

Picture of Muhammad's Night Journey

Sometime around the year 621, twelve years after he became a prophet, Muhammad said that he was physically flown through the evening sky 775 miles from Mecca to Jerusalem and back again in one night on his winged horse, Lightning (al-Buraq in Arabic). 

I don't believe anything Muhammad said, especially his silly Night Journey (Isra) and his Seven Heavens (Mi'raj). I'm merely demonstrating that a person who believes such nonsense needs to ask themselves if they truly accept as a foundational belief of their religion that a "heavenly rooster with rubies and pearls on its wings" crows in one of the Seven Heavens to wake up God every morning or that "certain men and faeries" can't hear the rooster crow so when he stops crowing they won't be upset because they couldn't hear him anyway. That story is in one of the Seven Heavens (which I will eventually tell you) but Muhammad's Night Journey is equally filled with such foolish nonsense. 

Can the Pope be a Heretic and Remain the Pope? Is Francis a Heretic?

Francis: Pope or Anti-Pope?

The question about Francis and his heretical positions was raised in 2019 in an open letter signed by 19 theologians/priests/church leaders. Since then, dozens of others added their names to the letter and thousands of Catholics signed a petition for the bishops of the world to respond to the letter. Today, the information below was on Bishop Rene Gracida's website. Has Pope Francis embraced positions that are "heretical in the strict sense?" And if he has, what is the current state of the papacy? We live in challenging times, friends. In this month of the Sacred Heart let us pray unceasingly for our Church. The flock are immersed in the slough of confusion and sinking and there are few rescuers with ropes and life boats offering help. God save us! 

June is the Month Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Are You Ready to Sacrifice Out of Love?

St. John Eudes 1601-1680
Fr. Tom Colllins sent me the quote below from St. John Eudes. It's a fitting start for the month the Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Let me invite you to join in the Sacred Heart novena which begins on June 3rd in preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 11th. I'm going to be offering it in reparation for the all the sins of the world, especially those committed by our shepherds. How much they must break the heart of our Mother Mary, Queen of the Clergy. How much their sins must have added to Christ's suffering in the garden and the burden of His cross. May this month be a grace-filled time for all of us to enter more deeply into the Sacred Heart and to join our own sufferings to "make up what's lacking in the suffering of Christ." (Colossians 1:24)

Monday, May 31, 2021

They Gave the Last Full Measure! Pray for the Fallen Who Died in Service to God, Family, and Country.


My dad lost many of his classmates in the attack on Pearl Harbor. I thank God he wasn't on the Arizona or the only one of the ten children he and my mom reared would be the oldest, my brother Ray, who was in utero that day. May God have mercy on all those we remember today. I plan to visit a cemetery and say a Hail Mary at the graves of those who died in battle in any of our wars. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday Meditation: Imitation of Christ Book 3, Chapter 17


The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis was one of St. Therese of Liseux's favorite books of spiritual reading. She felt Christ's infinite love when she meditated on it. St. Ignatius of Loyola was said to have only one book in his room when he died -- again, The Imitation of Christ. The influence Thomas a Kempis had on Ignatius' development of the Spiritual Exercises is obvious to anyone who's made them. Reading a chapter a day (very short) offers sound nourishment for the soul.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Dr. Peter McCullough: "All Roads Lead to the Vaccine....Stakeholders Want a Needle in Every Arm!"

World-Renowned Academic Physician Blows Lid Off COVID Vaccines

Dr. Peter McCullough asks why stakeholders "want a needle in every arm?"

As I watched the video, it seemed to me that the vaccine is looking more and more to me like the "mark of the beast," and more and more prominent physicians are warning against it.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Will You Be Able to Withstand the Trial?

"Through Christ the eyes of our hearts are opened, and our weak and clouded understanding reaches up toward the light." 

                                        St. Clement, Letter to the Corinthians

We live in challenging times, but we are not the first. St. Clement was a pope and martyr. He's mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass and was the fourth to sit in Peter's chair. Murdered under the reign of Trajan, he was joined by tens of thousands of other Christians including St. Ignatius of Antioch who died about ten years later. The first century was, indeed, a bloody time and Trajan one of the most eager to persecute, even his own faithful lieutenants:

Thursday, May 27, 2021

What's Your Strategy for De-Stressing? We All Need a Few in Addition to Prayer!

My favorite sleuth is Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot played by David Suchet!

Strange and stressful times we live in, eh? How do you de-stress amid crises, besides prayer, the sacraments, and spiritual reading? What’s your prescription for maintaining your equilibrium? When I need a respite, a total break from the bad news, I’d rather turn to a puzzle than the boob tube: jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, logic puzzles, cryptograms, sudokus, mazes – brain exercises of all kinds. Instead of fanning the flames of anxiety with one more news report on the coronavirus, or the riots, or Pope Francis’ latest crazy statement, I brew a cup of tea and turn to a puzzle.

As a teenager, I read books every spare moment and particularly enjoyed murder mysteries. I think I read almost every mystery by Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, Ellery Queen, and G.K. Chesterton. How I love Chesterton’s beloved little priest, Fr. Brown! His keen understanding of human nature and his kindness to all, even criminals, inspired me. Perhaps I like mysteries because they are so much like puzzles; although I’m never much of a sleuth. I’m more like Sherlock’s Watson, or Poirot’s Hastings, or the blockhead detectives schooled by Jane Marple.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Connect the Dots, Folks! Researchers Used Spike Proteins to Sterilize Mice......

Weaponizing Medicine During the COVID Pandemic

Governments have used vaccines in the past to sterilize women in third world countries. Nowadays we're all in the crosshairs of the population control crowd, people like Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci.