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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Fr. Tom Collins Weighs in on Treatment of the Wuhan Virus with Evidence about the Effectiveness of Ivermectin
Editor's comment: I started showing symptoms of the Wuhan virus on March 1st and went to the emergency room on March 2nd after a nurse friend suggested I needed to get lab work and a chest X-ray. All the tests were normal, but the ER called the next day to say the Covid test was positive and I should "tough it out."
Besides there is "nothing new under the sun" and every minute is "now" with the Lord. This Spy Wednesday takes us on a time machine to all the Spy Wednesdays of the past when we reflect on all our personal betrayals. Let us pray many Acts of Contrition today. I pray that you are having a blessed Holy Week. It's not too late to fertilize the final days of Lent with prayer, sacrifice and meditation for a spiritual growth spurt. My Jesus, I trust in You. Mary, Mother of the Savior, pray for us.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
Have you done the research? Do you really want to get that jab? Reputable Doctors are blowing the warning trumpet! READ THE ARTICLE!
for his burial....
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Tuptim is helping Topsy work on her Spring garden cleanup. They rake and weed and begin to set the hardy pansies in the circle garden out front.
Topsy: [brushing her hair back from her forehead with her forearm...] Whew, it's getting warm. You know when I lived in the city, gardening was a snap. We had a quarter of an acre and I had a few little areas: my Mary garden, my lily garden, a small vegetable garden. Here [makes sweeping gesture with her arm...] gardening is a black hole. If I ever win the lottery, I'm hiring a full time gardener.
Tuptim: [Laughing....] Only one problem....You have to buy tickets.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Topsy: I love this playground and it's so healthy to get the kids away from all the electronics and outside. They can climb all over the equipment or run up and down the field and everyone's in plain sight. [Calling to the eleven year old...] Keep an eye on your little brothers, honey. Send them to me if you have any problems. [ Her granddaughter waves and takes the boys to the swings.]
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Well...I watched Kristi Noem on Tucker the other night with my husband. As she blathered on about her "legal experts" my husband's response was, "This is baloney!" I can think of another B-word description but my mom taught me to be a lady so I won't write it, and I'll try not to think it. But I agreed with Larry. It was a politician defending her betrayal with high sounding "baloney." She will have a lot to do to restore her reputation with serious conservatives...if that is even possible. Instead of being a rising star in the GOP, we may be watching the burnout of a fallen star.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Well...We Used to Know We Were Free! If the Biden Administration has their Way our Freedoms are on the Cancel Culture List!
Friday, March 19, 2021
Temptation of Eve by Pierre Jean van der Ouderaa 1841-1915
Storytelling represents one of the most powerful mediums for transmitting both the truth and the lie. Jesus used parables to illustrate powerful truths about the two great Commandments, love of God and love of neighbor. But demons are powerful storytellers as well. Look at Satan's success in seducing Eve with his forked tongue and poisonous lies in the garden.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Topsy and Tuptim get off the metro at Union Station and walk toward the Capitol. They each have a grocery bag filled with snacks and gift cards to share with the homeless and the National Guard.
Tuptim: You know, Topsy, I'm not sure this was such a good idea. The Capitol has turned into a war zone.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021
|"Doing good" means killing Catholics.|
Casting aside their priestly role, priests became practically clueless as to what they were priests FOR because they thought if they didn't talk about sin and death or faith and morals, they'd be more likeable and other people would not want to kill them or us. Wrong!
Did the Church think that after Vatican II, with all the people and priests being so nice and happy, that the rest of the world would accept us and not want to kill us anymore? If so, that plan did not work. They still hate the Catholic Church and still want to rid the world of Catholics so all that happy niceness of the past 60 post-Vatican II years did nothing but horribly weaken the Church.
The following is an exchange I had on a Frontpage Mag article, Catholic Leaders Betray Mary's Honor for Muhammad's Approval, with anti-Catholic protestants. (Note: I did not change anyone's grammar or spelling.)
|The face of a woman devoted to ignorance and |
blindness. The truth is not in her!
All of us "see through a glass darkly" because of sin. We can choose to remain in the dark or move toward the light. The more we move into the light of Christ, the more clearly we see the truth about the world around us. And the first requirement for living in the truth is to see the truth.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Topsy and Tuptim Meet at the Apple House after a Long Hiatus to Discuss Chapter 3 of Fratelli Tutti!
Topsy looks flustered as she comes into the Apple House and sees Tuptim sitting at a table drinking coffee.
Tuptim: (Putting down her cup and tapping her watch) Hey, Lady, where have you been?
Topsy: (apologetically) Traffic on 81 was terrible -- another truck problem...a jackknifed semi at the first Strasburg exit. Fortunately I wasn't too far from the exit, but it still took twenty minutes to go a quarter of a mile. Sheesh! It seems to happen at least once a week on that highway.
Tuptim: Oh gosh! That's so frustrating.
Friday, March 12, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
I have a number of liberal relatives who have Trump derangement syndrome as well as an appalling lack of reason and common sense. One of them made a statement on Facebook yesterday saying if he died, he'd be glad it happened under Biden and not Trump, "the most unAmerican president in my lifetime."
Wow! Really? You care about who's president when you die? I think it would be a lot smarter to care about the Supreme Judge whom you'll meet at the moment of death. As a matter of fact, I was so appalled at his statement that I immediately prayed Mother Teresa's emergency novena for him, because I think he's in serious spiritual danger.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The Passion and Cross Come Before the Glory! Let Us Embrace Our Suffering These Last Few Weeks of Lent.
We all have suffering; there's no getting around it. Scratch the surface of even the most privileged life and you find a sort of chaos. Swirling around amongst the privileged fun and games is pain -- whether it's illness, broken relationships, jealousies, etc. And when the suffering comes it's easy to whine and complain and beg for relief.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
|St Biagio (Blaise), Maranello, Italy|
Many decades ago when I was a protestant teenager I lived in Italy while going to school in Padua and Venice. The people I stayed with, Carlo and Ann, were friends of my parents from Florida. Ann was from Tampa and had met Carlo at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. They married, lived and worked in Orlando a few years, then went to Italy where Carlo had received a research grant at the University of Padua. I was a teenager and less than happy with my school so my parents arranged for me to go to university in Italy and stay with Carlo and Ann. It was a glorious time although if I had been Catholic then I might have gleaned more from the experience. However, I look back and see how God has his hand in the course of our lives, sometimes even in the tiniest details. This is the story of the Black Lace Mantilla.