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Chloe Cole testified to Congress about those who encouraged her to "transition."
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Saturday, September 30, 2023
Friday, September 29, 2023
I recently finished Bishop Athanasius Schneider's book, The Catholic Mass which enriched my understanding of the great gift Jesus gave us in the Holy Eucharist. Now I'm reading The Springtime that Never Came, which exposes many of the challenges we face today. If you want to know why we have a crisis in the Church, Bishop Schneider's book will open your eyes to many of them.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
How do you know the Deep State Drive-By Media is lying? Presume they are and you're almost always right!
Lying Liars https://t.co/THBPCfwHQx— bluejay (@angrybluebird47) September 27, 2023
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
During the COVID lockdowns I began hosting bi-monthly rosary lunches with a group of Catholic women to get us all out of isolation -- laughing, chatting, and praying together. I still do them occasionally but not as frequently. They are always a blessing to me personally and fulfill a desire God has given me to practice hospitality.
This morning, reading The Imitation of Christ, I meditated on this passage:
Monday, September 25, 2023
|The medical profession used to fight the grim reaper; |
now they welcome him with open arms as they hasten death!
The other day I did a post about the medical murder of Sr. Phillip Marie Burle who was deliberately over medicated, declared incompetent, and then killed by Mount Carmel Senior Living in St. Charles, MO. Reading her case reminded me so much of the murders of Hugh Finn and Terri Schiavo and, more recently, teenager Grace Scharra. She was hospitalized with COVID and killed while doctors lied to her family that she was improving. Meanwhile they administered an increasingly lethal drug cocktail.
Sunday, September 24, 2023
|And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, |
thoughts may be revealed. (Luke 2:35)
From The Imitation of Mary:
Noble Virgin, can we show Jesus true love only by following Him to Calvary and suffering with Him? Can we not also show our love in tranquility and peace?
Saturday, September 23, 2023
|The wheat and the cockle will grow together until the harvest|
"For the time is, that judgment should begin at the house of God. But if first of us, what shall be the end of them that believe not in the gospel of God?" (1 Pt. 4:17)
Friday, September 22, 2023
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Editor's note: I recommend this beautiful little work of St. Louis de Montfort. We all have crosses in our lives. Will we use them to become holy or run from them to our loss? "Take up your cross and follow Me," says the Lord, "for my yoke is easy and my burden light."
You Know that you are living temples of the Holy Spirit and that, like living stones, you are to be set by the God of love into the building of the heavenly Jerusalem. And so you must expect to be shaped, cut and chiseled under the hammer of the cross; otherwise, you would remain rough stones, good for nothing but to be cast aside. Be careful that you do not cause the hammer to recoil when it strikes you; respect the chisel that is carving you and the hand that is shaping you. It may be that this skillfull and loving craftsmanwants you to have an important place in his eternal edifice, or to be one of the most beautiful works of art in his heavenly kingdom. So let him do what he pleases; he loves ou, he knows what he is doing, he has had experience. His strokes are skillful and directed by love, not one will miscarry unless your impatience makes it do so. From A Letter to the Friends of the Cross #28
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
It's important to recognize that end of life care has now become another path to murder. The latest assault is PCHETA which enlists an entire team of death dealers to convince patients to refuse even ordinary means to preserve life. [See Have you heard of PCHETA?] Many people today are being starved and dehydrated to death.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Let's pray that more bishops act like brothers to this faithful priest of God!
Eleven years ago, on this very day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, I had the honor of informing Msgr. Strickland-as I was then Apostolic Nuncio to the United States- that Benedict XVI had appointed him Bishop of Tyler.— Arcivescovo Carlo Maria Viganò (@CarloMVigano) September 14, 2023
The time has come to rediscover the sense of the… pic.twitter.com/egjsW3ET8x
Monday, September 18, 2023
I've been watching the Crisis in the Church series by the SSPX. Every episode I've watched so far is excellent and clear as a bell. These priests are incredibly well formed and understand the issues and explain in a way that's easy to understand. They go into the history of the crisis and reasonable ways for the faithful to respond.
Sunday, September 17, 2023
The Eucharist, according to the Council of Trent, is a divine antidote that delivers us from common faults and preserves us from mortal sin....Jesus comes to us to destroy the vestiges of our sins, to counteract our evil tendencies, and to prevent the Devil from re-establishing his power over us.
Of course, we have an obligation to approach the table of the Lord with a proper disposition, ensuring to the degree possible that we are in the state of grace so as not to commit a sacrilege by inviting the immaculate Lord into a literal cesspool. But when we are properly disposed, the Eucharist diminishes all the temptations that plague us and helps us overcome those venial sins that often become habitual and hard to root out.
Saturday, September 16, 2023
I've been watching an interview by Eric Sammons, editor of Crisis Magazine, with Fr. Jason Charron, pastor of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carnegie, PA and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Wheeling, WV. The video is very interesting and I post it here if you are interested and have the time to watch it.
Friday, September 15, 2023
|Oatmeal is good for you! |
Just eat it already!
But there are some Catholics who believe that every word and every opinion of the pope is infallible. That is a mistaken notion and the first Vatican Council, which declared infallibility, expressed exactly how limited that gift of the holy Spirit is:
Thursday, September 14, 2023
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
One of the reasons I believe people advise not discussing politics or religion is that only rarely can people remain civil. In my own experience here on the blog in the comment section and in person (particularly with some traditionalists), I see a marked tendency to pull out the long swords and attack. "Die, heretic!"
|Francis imposes cognitive dissonance on the flock by abusing his authority!|
Blind obedience is no virtue. Know what true obedience demands.
What is it?
Here's a concise definition: "psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously."
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Refuting Sedevacantism! To Accept it Destroys the Papacy and Hierarchical Nature of the Catholic Church.
A few points from the video -- not my points, mind you, Fr. Tranquillo's:
- Heresies cannot come from the Catholic Church. That is true. And we must fight them. We agree with the sedevacantists on that.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Monday, September 11, 2023
|Fr. James Altman|
Sunday, September 10, 2023
In your charity please pray for Frank Walker who had a stroke last Thursday and is currently hospitalized!
I had the great pleasure of having lunch with Frank several years ago when I visited my blog partner, Susan, in Florida. What a dedicated Catholic. May God return him to us soon to continue his defense of the Catholic faith.
Our Lady, Health of the Sick, intercede for Frank.
Saturday, September 9, 2023
No Description. https://t.co/78zPwgkkfb— bluejay (@angrybluebird47) September 9, 2023
Doctors and nurses are following orders to murder patients. That's what happened at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Appleton Wisconsin.
Friday, September 8, 2023
'Jesus, I want to do your will': The astonishing story of pro-life heroine Joan Andrews Bell https://t.co/S2NWJCOS8c— bluejay (@angrybluebird47) September 8, 2023
Some, even in the pro-life movement, oppose the rescue movement for "breaking the law." But the reality is that a law which violates God's law is no law at all.
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Do not comply
On planes and trains and children
I like to listen to Tucker Carlson because he sounds like a man with a brain and a sane outlook. He loves our country, so he doesn't engage in the relentless "God damn America!" like the BLM/Antifa commies and Jeremiah Wright (I can't call him "Reverend.) He isn't embarrassed to talk about God. He treats others with respect instead of launching into continuos ad hominem attacks against those with whom he disagrees. He clearly loves his family and enjoys spending time with them.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
PCHETA (Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (S. 2243, previously introduced in the House in 2019 as H.R. 647), is the death peddlers kill bill. We need to oppose it!
Palliative care used to be patient focused -- to help patients with chronic or terminal illnesses live as fully as possible until natural death. Often, patients assisted with palliative remedies from their primary physicians lived comfortably and fruitfully for years. They were encouraged to enjoy their families, have a positive outlook, and continue to participate in activities as much as they could. It wasn't about using every possible extraordinary means to prolong life, but to treat illnesses and offer pain relief when necessary.
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
COVID 2 is on the horizon and some institutions are already once again requiring useless masks and threatening new lockdowns and other mandates. Here's an article that explains it all for you. Get smart and push back. NO MORE MANDATES!
Monday, September 4, 2023
Letter from Jail: Will Goodman shares his experience of being jailed for defending God's least ones.
|Will Goodman in cuffs for defending the lives of the innocents|
Editor's note: Five rescuers remain in jail for violating the so called FACE Act at a D.C. abortion killing center in 2020. Many political prisoners have shared their experiences of being jailed for defying the tyrants in power who treat abortion like a sacred sacrament.
|Parke-Davis' 1960 "Baby in a Womb"|
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It's an amazing sculpture weighing 2 pounds and is highly realistic. Looking at it, no one on the face of the earth could deny the baby's humanity. This is definitely a human person. This is not a clump of cells, not a non-human "thing". This is a living human being developing through the first nine months of life in what should be the safest place - his or her mother's womb.
This baby is about to be born. The sculpture is upside down mainly for viewing purposes, but by turning it with the cervix at the bottom we can see the baby's head positioned ready to be born. It's precisely at this stage of life that a human person can be murdered. Legally. Protected by law. An abortionist such as Cesare Santangelo cuts the baby's umbilical cord (maybe) then stabs a knife into the child's brain after which the abortion contract serial killer mutilates and disembowels his victim, methodically carving him or her up into little pieces. After that, the pieces of human body parts are either burned or gathered up, put on ice or in a jar and sold to hospitals or research centers.
Sunday, September 3, 2023
Saturday, September 2, 2023
|The handsome brave of the Redskins was replaced by a (white?) Commander?|
Did you ever poke an anthill?
The ants go scurrying around carrying the eggs, looking for a place of safety. That's the same kind of activity we see from leftists who scurry around carrying their precious culture-destroying agendas far and wide. And what is part of that agenda? Erasing just about everybody. Women are being erased with men the left thinks make better women. (After all they can't experience that dreadful "disease" called pregnancy.) White men are being erased by the bigoted accusation of being "privileged" and bearers of "white supremacy." (Tell all the white people struggling in Appalachia how privileged they are! Read Hillbilly Elegy.)
Friday, September 1, 2023
Thursday, August 31, 2023
One of the most memorable scenes (at least for me) in C.S. Lewis's famous book, The Scewtape Letters, occurs when the senior devil writes this to his apprentice, Wormwood:
My dear Wormwood,
So! Your man is in love — and in the worst kind he could possibly have fallen into — and with a girl who does not even appear in the report you sent me..... I have looked up this girl’s dossier and am horrified at what I find. Not only a Christian but such a Christian — a vile, sneaking, simpering, demure, monosyllabic, mouse-like, watery, insignificant, virginal, bread-and-butter miss.The little brute. She makes me vomit. She stinks and scalds through the very pages of the dossier. It drives me mad, the way the world has worsened. We’d have had her to the arena in the old days. That’s what her sort is made for. Not that she’d do much good there, either. A two-faced little cheat (I know the sort) who looks as if she’d faint at the sight of blood and then dies with a smile. A cheat every way. Looks as if butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth and yet has a satirical wit. The sort of creature who’d find ME funny! Filthy insipid little prude....the very house she lives in is one that he ought never to have entered?...The whole house and garden is one vast obscenity. It bears a sickening resemblance to the description one human writer made of Heaven; “the regions where there is only life and therefore all that is not music is silence”.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Giant Slayer Posted a Bluegrass Video Joining "Try that in a Small Town" and "Rich Men North of Richmond." Go Ben!
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Off With His Head: Will the Garland 9 Get the St. John Treatment (Figuratively)? Verdict May Come Today!
I've been following the trial of the Garland 9 baby rescuers in D.C. Today the jury will likely reach a decision in this incredibly manipulated show trial.Today is also the feast of the beheading of St. John the Baptist. Hopefully the Garland 9 will see truth prevail, but whatever happens God will use it for good. The day seems Providential!
Let's examine St. John's sentence. Why was he executed? For several reasons.
- First, he spoke the truth about sin which enraged sinners. Herodias especially could not bear the thought that John was condemning her immoral marriage to Herod. Herod, who wasn't quite lost to the truth, was fascinated by John and liked to talk to him. Every Catholic who has engaged in defending the truth on a controversial issue like abortion, has no doubt experienced this. I remember two explicit occasions when I was speaking during a rescue to pro-abortion individuals with others listening. On both occasions the surrounding friends said, "Don't talk to her!" At one rescue the young man I engaged with responded, "Shut up! I'll talk to whoever I want." In the other, the young lesbian dressed like man, ended our previous respectful conversation with a raised fist shouting, "This is what dyke looks like!" before she walked away with her "friends." Yes, indeed, the lie hates the truth and will do anything to shut it up as Herodias demonstrated by demanding John's death. I was only arrested and imprisoned.
Monday, August 28, 2023
Scanning the news this morning I found a few intriguing articles. One was particularly pointed. Robert Knight at the Washington Times offered his take on the GOP debate. He addressed several issues worth considering:
1) Any of the GOP candidates would be better than our current America-destroying puppet president. Even most Democrats agree that Biden shouldn't be president and that's according to an AP poll, not exactly a conservative voice.
Sunday, August 27, 2023
English Standard Version: “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
There are a lot of questions about the Maui fires. It will be interesting to see what happens to the property. Will those who lived there return? Or will the land be taken over by government and sold to big developers who are democrat donors? Read more at Frontline News:
Friday, August 25, 2023
This interview is worth every minute of watching. Macgregor makes it clear that a lot of the Ukraine insanity is about money. And the warmongers are willing to destroy the country to get it. We are overreaching and spending money we don't have. "It's the uniparty....I don't see any good outcome from any of these candidates [for president]....This war is a catastrophe. The people bathing in blood are in Kyiv and Washington, not in Moscow....Ukraine is an exercise in fraud, deceit, and criminality....When is it going to stop? When are we going to help Hawaii?....this is the problem. It is America last on every level....This cannot go on; it's got to end."
Watch the interview. Macgregor is a man of reason and wisdom. May God give us more like him. And may the American people wake up before we are "pushed over into the abyss."
Ep. 18 Into the abyss: Colonel Douglas Macgregor tells us why the Ukraine war must end now. pic.twitter.com/a3bGLvJC4s— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 21, 2023
Thursday, August 24, 2023
by Theophanes the Greek, 15th Century
The original post is HERE. Before I begin I want to say that no one commented on what was in the post itself. Did they read it?
In addition, at the Transfiguration, Christ made Peter, James and John's faith stronger so that they might not lose their belief in Him during His Passion and death. "He confirmed them in their faith"...made their faith stronger, not by Confirmation of the Holy Spirit Who was to come at Pentecost, but by enabling them to see Him as the Savior who was prefigured by the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah) of the Old Testament.
Because of the Transfiguration, Peter, James and John did not lose their faith in Him. Just as there's more than one reference to the Holy Eucharist in the entire Bible, both OT and NT - several, in fact - there's also more than one reference for Confirmation and all the rest of the Seven Sacraments.
The following is my response:
Fourteen years before I became a Catholic I hadn’t been to the protestant church of my youth in years, and hadn’t spoken to God in over a decade. One night, in complete desperation, I breathed a prayer to Him. I breathed that prayer – just one line – and He heard me. I didn’t know anything about the Trinity or the Blessed Mother or much of anything. I just knew God was our Father so I prayed to Him.
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
I got this on my Facebook Wall today. One of the comments was this (I've blocked the name of the college to protect the young woman involved.):
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
I have a special place in my heart for St. Michael's Abbey because it was home to a dear priest friend, Fr. Leo Celano. The way we met was unusual. Back in the 1970s I was involved in some of the early rescues. In one I was chained to an abortion table at Milan Vuitch's facility. Vuitch was responsible for the change in the abortion laws in D.C. He was doing them illegally in his basement before Roe v. Wade, and just moved his shingle to the front door to continue his bloody business. He opened up a shabby office where he quipped he'd kill black babies for free.
Monday, August 21, 2023
Life is filled with unexpected situations. Last week we lost one of our two beehives. There were only a few dead bees on the bottom board so it's pretty clear that they absconded. Why? Who knows? There are lots of reasons that could have caused it. We think they just couldn't find enough food and took off for greener pastures. The drought this summer has certainly affected the nectar flow. But we're sorry we didn't start feeding them early on. All was well only a week ago. So things can go South in a hurry. We immediately began to feed our remaining hive and they are emptying the sugar syrup bags as quickly as we put them in. Today I'll purchase another twenty pounds of sugar for the girls. We love beekeeping and hope to keep at it as long as we're able. We have another hive inside a wall around the pool, but decided to let them winter over there and remove them in the Spring. Hopefully they will survive. So far there are still bees going in and out the little knothole that's their entrance.
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023
....And we had one, a break that is, literally when a powerful gust of wind caught an umbrella and shattered the tempered glass on top of an aluminum table around our pool. Little bits of glass everywhere! Two of my five sisters are visiting this week and they helped me clean up with brooms and dustpans and then vacuuming with the shop vac. Larry was out and we didn't want to leave the mess for him to deal with when he got home. Fortunately, only a few small bits went into the pool. That's on the cleanup list for today -- a good thorough pool vacuuming.
|The Transfiguration |
by Ivanka Demchuk
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Monday, August 14, 2023
- What a week. My husband and I are in the middle of soap opera. It seems to be a compilation of several based on their titles. I never watched the soaps. What started out as Days of Our Lives has morphed into General Hospital because of a fall by my elderly sister. (Yikes! Elderly? She's three and a half years younger than I am.) I took a pretty serious fall about a month ago myself, but suffered no ill effects except a little soreness. Unfortunately, my sister broke the ball in one of her hips, so she is scheduled for surgery. Prayers would be much appreciated for both her and her medical team.
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Many of the meditations in the Benedictus Latin Mass prayer book share writings of Prosper Louis Pascal Guéranger (1805-1875). A French priest and Benedictine monk, Dom Guéranger was Abbot of the monastery of Solesmes for almost 40 years. He also established the French Benedictine Congregation after the French Revolution. The architects of the Revolution. with their "cult of reason," did everything possible to destroy the Catholic Church in France.
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Editor's note: This post has been updated and corrected since it was NOT a Red Rose Rescue as I originally thought, but a traditional rescue to block the killers from their victims.
We have returned to the days of the Nazi sham trials with judges very much like Roland Freisler, the man responsible for executing anyone who dared to object to the Nazi murder machine.
Time to Get Red-pilled about the Government's COVID Response! It Had Nothing to Do with Public Health Concerns!
By Denis G. Rancourt, Ph.D. June 22, 2023
This is radical.
The essay is based on my May 17, 2023 testimony for the National Citizens Inquiry (NCI) in Ottawa, Canada, my 894-page book of exhibits in support of that testimony, and our continued research.
Friday, August 11, 2023
|Is your life like a soap opera? What will happen next?|
I've come to the conclusion that everybody on the planet lives in a soap opera. And, in fact, that's probably the reason soap operas are popular. Focusing on the problems of your favorite soap characters takes your mind off your own personal, homegrown drama for at least a little while.
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
It's not enough to prance around as a "model Catholic" while you promote sins that cry to heaven for vengeance. We need to examine those areas of our lives where our actions conflict with the teachings of the Church. "You need to focus on being a good Catholic...focus on your life....You cannot allow yourself to become bitter toward those around you....In His Church there will be two kinds of people....children of God and children of the devil."
Am I faking it? I may be able to fool the people around me, but I can never fool God. So am I the wheat or the weeds? A good examination of conscience: ask every evening, "How was I wheat today and how was I the weeds?"
Monday, August 7, 2023
Anyone who's read the blog for a time knows I'm a great fan of G. K. Chesterton. Our Chesterton book club just read Heretics, a rather surprising title for a book that has absolutely nothing to do with religious heretics like Martin Luther or Arius, etc. In Heretics, Chesterton criticizes his contemporaries for their wrong-headed philosophies. Rudyard Kipling, George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, etc. all get the sting of Chesterton's barbed wit. He also takes on groups, like the yellow press and those who make science their god. It's a fascinating group of essays.
Sunday, August 6, 2023
The Epoch Times has a documentary unveiling the deliberate, coordinated effort to seduce and mutilate kids with the siren song of "gender fluidity." They're all in: the education establishment, the media, the politicians, the corporate CEOs, the Hospitals and unethical psychiatrists and medical doctors. They're all in!
Saturday, August 5, 2023
|Passion of the Christ: Mary vs. Satan|
Satan's hatred of Our Lady extends to all the daughters of Eve who reflect her image! And so we move to the What is a Woman? era. Nobody knows! Just as men try to erase God with the claim that He doesn’t exist or, if He did once exist, He is now dead; women, who mirror the God-bearer Mary, must be annihilated as well. “Our tainted nature’s solitary boast,” as Wordsworth described Mary must be cancelled along with all her daughters. Women are unimportant and easily replaced. A man can be a better woman than a real woman. A trans woman runs, bikes, and swims faster; jumps higher, and advertises cosmetics and Nike sportswear better than any real woman could.
Friday, August 4, 2023
|THE BATTLE IN HEAVEN -- Pieter Bruegel the Elder 16th century|
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Yesterday I shared Dr. Robert Malone's talk from the Frontline Doctors' White Coat Summit in Washington, D.C. last month. He warned listeners about the dangers of 5th generation warfare (5GW), an attack that targets the minds of the public, manipulating our very thoughts in order to control us. It was an interesting and eye-opening window into the evils we daily face from a faceless globalist cabal.
I began considering events during the past few years that were manipulated and distorted to achieve apparent woke goals. Were these events demonstrating 5th generation warfare?
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
My husband and I go out every night to supervise our chickens while they free range for an hour. We used to let them out all day until one disappeared. When we saw a fox later prowling around the coop, we decided that poor Pidgie ended up in the fox's belly. Now we are the evening guardians while we pray our rosary and do some spiritual reading together. (Our evening activity is a metaphor for what the laity must do these days to defend the flock from the foxes and wolves invading the coop. Unfortunately, many who remain theologically true shepherds often will not act out of fear of reprisal. Thank God for the few, like Bishop Strickland, who will.)
Monday, July 31, 2023
Saturday, July 29, 2023
I remember a friend once telling me about a man she was dating. He attended RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and did, indeed, become a Catholic if my memory serves. They didn't end up getting married, but my friend told me how he responded to the classes. "It's not much different from my Protestant faith."
What does that say about the instruction? Nothing good!
Friday, July 28, 2023
Jason Aldean's video went viral after the Left went berserk and accused him of racism. (Yawn!) That accusation is getting really really old. I like country music, and I give him two thumbs up for this song pushing back against the Left's violence, extremism, and police hatred.