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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

In Which Cardinal Roche Rants about Those Pesky "Keyboard Warriors!"

Cardinal Arthur Roche
Mundabor's blog pointed me to an article at Gloria TV this morning quoting Cardinal Roche, 
head of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. Roche laments those pesky bloggers, "keyboard warriors" he calls us, who defend the traditional Latin Mass and are having an effect on seminarians and others.

What a compliment! 

What defender of the Mass of the Ages wouldn't thrill at Roche's words! 

Monday, January 30, 2023

Mike Houck Acquitted of All Charges! Thanks Be to God! Give Him Praise and Glory!

From LifeSiteNews:

How Do We Survive Living in a Dystopian World Run by Caligula Clones?

Meanwhile we throw tanks and buckets of taxpayers' money at Ukraine!

The early martyrs no doubt had a sense of unreality as their world was turned upside down by tyranny and persecution. Vice was rampant in the first century pagan world with many of the same horrors Catholics face in our own dystopian age. Babies were exposed on the hillsides under the law of paterfamilias. Guards were placed to arrest Christians trying to rescue them. No defying the death-dealing desire of dads who wanted dead babies. [And it goes on! Think of the FBI raiding the home of pro-life activist Mark Houck on a spurious FACE charge! He is in court this morning as the jury continues to deliberate. Please pray!] 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

In your charity, spend this weekend praying for Mark Houck and his family!

The father of seven is being persecuted by an out-of-control government that targets pro-lifers as domestic terrorists. That this ever went to trial shows how evil and unbalanced our law enforcement is today. If you're an Antifa terrorist, you can loot, burn and kill with impunity. If you're a pro-life sidewalk counselor offering help to women to save their little ones, you can expect to have your house raided by armed brown shirts with rifles at the ready terrorizing your children.

Let us spend the weekend in prayer and sacrifice for this family! I'm sending my guardian angel to pray with the angels of all the jurors, the judge, and Mark's family. And may their patron saints also be interceding. Read the article for the background and then pray like you are in the dock!

Friday, January 27, 2023

Got any Good Spiritual Books on Your Reading List?

One of my favorite Catholic authors is Fr. Leo Trese. presently I'm reading his 1961 book, Seventeen Steps to Heaven. I take seriously his recommendation to make spiritual reading a part of daily life. How can we know God if we never think about Him? How can we love God if we don't know Him? Fr. Trese gives us this practical advice:
Loving God is the most important business of our lives....The truly practical Catholic, the Catholic who takes seriously his vocation to love God, will try to make spiritual reading a regular part of his weekly, if not daily, program.

And so, every day I read Scripture, or an entry in the Lives of the Saints, or a chapter in the Imitation of Christ, etc. At present I'm reading the life and ministry of Christ in chronological order in scripture. It puts things in perspective. What happened first? What did Jesus do right after His Baptism and temptation in the desert? I never thought about a lot of it before. His meeting with the woman at the well, for example happened very early in His ministry, so did the nighttime visit of Nicodemus. How does that impact my understanding of Jesus and His ministry?

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Another Priest with Feet of Clay? But Don't Let Disillusion Kill Your Peace!

Update 1/26/23: Several witnesses including two priests have confirmed Fr. Pavone's inappropriate behavior with women. One, Fr. Stephen Imberratto, who worked at Priests for Life from 2015-2018 described his experience to Church Militant:
"During my three and a half years at PFL, I counseled a woman who endured harassment from Frank Pavone and eventually left PFL employment over his inappropriate behaviors.

"PFL did not have a human resource department providing recourse to aggrieved employees, nor a safe, independent and confidential harassment committee... Having a general awareness of other victims over the years besides the woman I counseled, I resigned after the board, at my insistence, finally instituted an independent and confidential employee harassment committee to protect all employed at PFL against any future inappropriate behaviors."

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Need a Laugh? Read about This Crime-Fighting Nun.

I nominate  Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz, to head the Department of Justice!

After Thieves Try to Rob “God’s Property” – Video Catches a 76-Year-Old Nun Yanking their Ladder, Leaving them Stranded

Canon Lawyer, Fr. Gregory Hesse, Made it Clear that SSPX is NOT IN SCHISM!

We have been in serious trouble in the Church for decades. It seems like the 1960s turned the world and the Church upside down. But for those with a knowledge of World and Church history, it wasn't anything new. Since the devil seduced Eve in the garden, that wily serpent slithers over the world to see whom he can swallow hole. He's got his fangs into quite a few liberals. After Vatican II he grew fatter than ever! And what better souls to swallow whole than the clergy, especially the pope.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Francis, Who Talks about the "God of Surprises," Inflicts His Own Surprise on the Upcoming Synod

Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.
Hey, Bishops! Surprise! 

The pope has chosen pro-sodomy, heterodox priest, Timothy Radcliffe, for your pre-synod retreat in Rome from October 1-3, 2023. Catholic News Agency reports:

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich announced Monday that the October 2023 session of the Synod of Bishops on synodality will begin with a three-day retreat led by a Dominican preacher whose statements on homosexuality have previously sparked controversy.

Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe will lead the Catholic bishops and participants in the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in a retreat near Rome from Oct. 1–3 at the invitation of Pope Francis, according to the cardinal....

Is the Other Shoe (or should we say atomic bomb) about to Drop on the TLM (and the Novus Ordo)?

Novus Ordo Clown Mass celebrated in Orlando in 2008.
The craziness continues in many places!

We all know Francis hates the Traditional Latin Mass and all the other Sacraments 
celebrated according to the traditional form. Despite having at least 1500 years behind them and faithfully transmitting the dogmas of the faith, all the sacraments as practiced before the Vatican II revolution must be trashed! Francis seems determined to crush all things traditional in the name of ecumenism. 

Ultimately, that's what this is all about, ECUMENISM.  And it has been since Bugnini (secretary to the Consilium that created the new Mass) vowed to remove anything that was a stumbling block to our separated brethren. If the Protestants wouldn't like it, out it went. 

Monday, January 23, 2023

Dilbert Creator, Scott Adams Admits He Goofed! Check Out the Tweet!

His statement that the difference was between someone doing analysis and others not taking the jab out of fear of government is a bit condescending. We were doing the analytics too -- listening to the doctors blowing the warning trumpet who had solid data and were developing protocols that healed.

Fauci should be in jail! His connections to Big Pharma and the swinging door between Big Pharma and the FDA and CDC should be investigated by Congress. This must NEVER happen again! 

Another Abortion-Tainted COVID Vaccine on the Horizon and this one is INHALED!

Time for your vaccination, kiddies.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news (once again) but Big Pharma is teaming up with Big Government (It never ends!) to develop a vaccine that will be a lot easier to impose on the population.

‘Inhaled’ version of COVID vaccine set to enter second phase of human trials in Canada

Will they spray sections of the country where those wicked vaccine hesitant conspiracy theorists live? If they can't get us to take the jab will they make us take it by breathing as we take a walk? 

Sunday, January 22, 2023

More Bad News from the Vatican: Catholics Told Not to Kneel or Receive Communion on the Tongue

Pope Francis Confers Lay Ministries Upon Ten People in St. Peter’s Basilica

What has been considered a "right" of the laity was soundly squashed Sunday when Francis conferred the ministry of lector and catechist on ten lay people at St. Peter's, four men and six women. In the protocols before the event, the laity were instructed (mandated) that they could not kneel or receive Communion on the tongue.  It's unclear from reports whether the mandate applied only to the ten or to all those attending the event (5,000).

Sunday Meditation: Let's Talk about Liberals and Liberalism.

Believe it! The Philosophy of Liberalism Brings about the Destruction of Man!

This post was spurred by listening to the fourth episode in the SSPX Crisis in the Church series with Fr. Steven Reuter. I have a special appreciation for Fr. Reuter because he is the priest who inspired my husband and me to return to the Traditional Latin Mass. 

During the lockdowns when our churches were closed, Fr. Reuter and several other priests and seminarians from the seminary in Dillwyn, VA traveled the five hour round trip to bring the Mass to the fairgrounds in Front Royal. While bishops everywhere shut down the Masses, even when they were not required by state governments to do so, these generous and self-sacrificing shepherds fed us the Body and Blood of Christ. Like chaplains to warriors on the battlefield, they recognized the culture war and the attack on God and our sacred faith and responded heroically.

Mass on the Battlefield at Iwo Jima

Saturday, January 21, 2023

More Thought Control! You Don't Comply? Off with your head!

The U.K. going after a pro-life woman for praying is just one example of a growing effort to reeducate and censor anyone who dares to deviate from the elites' woke party line. Now they're after Jordan Peterson.

Dr. Jordan Peterson Ordered to Re-education Camp Or Risks Losing License

Add to this the treatment of the January 6th protestors still locked up in the POWJ6 gulag.  Most of them were threatened with long jail terms unless they "confessed" to lesser charges. Some, like Brandon Straka, were threatened with multiple felonies even though they never even went into the Capitol building. Straka was simply videotaping outside.

Friday, January 20, 2023

DAVOS WEF SAVANTS - Adulterers, Fornicators and Sodomites Are Leaders of the World

Always sprinkle Holy Water on the bed and in the bathroom of a hotel room.
You never know what evil happened there.

This is what we knew all along, however it seems only Russian news agencies have the nerve to tell the truth about many WEF elites. 

Escort agencies booked solid for Davos forum – media

Sexual harassment by wealthy men at WEF is “so common” that female guests are advised not to attend events alone, an Austrian outlet has reported

The Swiss escort agencies near Davos are already fully booked ahead of this year’s World Economic Forum, the elite gathering that brings together heads of state, corporate executives, and influential non-profiteers, Austrian outlet Exxpress reported on Sunday, citing a missive purportedly sent from one such agency.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Just Call Me Killer Kreitzer!

You wouldn't get the shot and
now I'm here for you.
I periodically get scolded and warned of my damnation by a j@b enthusiast who trolls my blog. She says I'm responsible for killing people, so I'm now going by the moniker, "Killer Kreitzer, the Angel of Death." Kinda catchy, don't you think?

In the troll's latest salvo, she reminded me of my son's blood clots, assuming they were due to COVID and once again judging me as morally evil. And I sure better pray for God's mercy! (Which I do...every day!) 

This woman knows less than nothing about my family's situation, but that didn't inspire her to hold her tongue or exercise control over her keyboard. She apparently can't help herself. I just shake my head and say a Hail Mary for her. I ignore her comment, send my guardian angel to pray with hers, and then dump her drivel in the spam folder. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Don't Mess with St. Michael! You May Learn that Lesson the Hard Way.

I couldn't help laughing when I read the story below, but I'm also praying for the silly drunk. Hopefully, he has learned a lesson that will send him to his guardian angel asking for help to overcome his vices. Meanwhile, St. Michael suffered no ill consequences! It might be a good idea not to mess with any of the angels except in a friendly way. They are powerful adversaries, but especially powerful friends. Dear guardian angel, pray for me!

Are Your Sources Trustworthy? Remember, The Winners Write History... least in the short term. Things generally begin to be sorted out looking backwards several generations later. 

That is certainly the case with the Lincoln cult, i.e. the "church of Lincoln." He was a great man in many ways. He was also a self-serving pragmatist, the highest paid lawyer in the country who argued for "Massah" in his one and only case involving slavery. Thomas DiLorenzo has several books showing the other side of Lincoln which is not a pretty picture.

I was a Lincoln worshiper as a teenager and still have the report I did in high school. But I no longer look at him as a secular saint who "ended slavery" with his Emancipation Proclamation. He did no such thing. The only slaves freed by that document were those in the South, slaves over which Lincoln had no control. He simply, in pragmatic fashion, hoped to stir up a slave insurrection. In view of the bloody revolts in Haiti and Ned Turner's Rebellion, where entire families were wiped out like the genocide in Rwanda, Lincoln apparently had no concern about the possibility he would stir up genocide against southern families. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Are People Starting to Wake Up about the Million Dollar Baby in a Syringe?

Sudden collapse and death has a way of getting people's attention, especially when it happens in the middle of sporting events streamed live on TV.

The average age of athletes collapsing on the field is 23. You read that right. 23! And we're not talking about one or two young people. 

NOPE! It's hundreds! Close to 1,000 in fact, all in prime health in the prime of life. And those are only the ones we know about who are collapsing in public. 

Do you sports nuts remember that ever happening before the roll-out of you-know-what in 2020-21? Check out this article. 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Once Upon a Time in Detroit

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
They're celebrating the Old Mass again!
What shall we do?!

Chapter I - The Hysteria

Once upon a time in Detroit there lived a chicken in a TV studio (Barnyard Militant) who, while filming a "Spotlight" video wearing her bright pink jacket that "popped" against the drab background drape, felt a whiff of incense waft above the dark feathers on her head.

Christine Little, known to friends and enemies alike as Chrissie (spelled Chrazzie), hysterically screamed, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling! There's incense in the air and it landed on my head! The SSPX is celebrating the forbidden Old Mass again which Barnyard Militant has declared schismatic and must be banned from the face of the earth forever!"

Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Shadow Magisterium Goes Mainstream Part 2

How many of the iconoclasts are attacking
the Church from within?
Editor's note: See The Shadow Magisterium Goes Mainstream Part 1 

Since the reign of Francis began, one thing is certain: the “hermeneutic of rupture” has returned with a vengeance and the crisis is worse than ever.

Of course, none of this can surprise informed Catholics, but how many pewsitters are informed? Collapse of catechesis has dumbed down several generations who don’t recognize novelties as the magnitude 7.0 earthquakes they are. One can only hope that shell-shocked Catholics don’t abandon their crumbling churches, but get serious instead. How? The first thing necessary is to pinpoint the problem which philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand did in his 1967 book, Trojan Horse in the City of God. He decried the “dethronement of truth,” saying:

Saturday, January 14, 2023

The Shadow Magisterium Goes Mainstream: Part 1

The revolution has
been going on for a long
time. This book is well
worth reading!
Editor's Note: This article appeared in the Fall issue of the Les Femmes newsletter. Due to some computer problems, the last few issues are not yet online, but if you are interested in checking out the newsletter archives visit

Back in 2000 I wrote a two-part series for the Les Femmes newsletter entitled Shadow Magisterium Foments Revolution in the Church pointing out the “grim reality” Catholics faced:
...a shadow magisterium competes...with the authentic shepherds to shape, or rather misshape, the minds and hearts of Catholics.... The revolutionaries are found amongst theologians, professors on university campuses, liturgical design consultants, seminary teachers, and employees in diocesan chanceries and parish offices. They develop curricula, organize seminars, run national organizations, work for the USCCB (U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops) and teach in Catholic schools. Some are deliberate and malicious; others are useful dupes and fellow travelers. All work to replace the Catholic faith with modernism, ... the "synthesis of all heresies."
Rereading those articles recently was sobering.

Friday, January 13, 2023

The Vaccine is Safe and Effective? Nothing to See Here!

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Garbage In, Garbage Out! What Are You Thinking? Philosophy Matters!

Ideas have consequences. Filling our heads with the true, the good and the beautiful leads us to God who is Truth Himself, as well as being all-good and all-beautiful. Conversely, filling our heads with the false, the evil, and the ugly... well... what do you think the result is?

My New Year's Resolution is to watch the Crisis of Faith Series (CFS) offered by the SSPX. The first few episodes are introducing some of the false philosophies that undergird the world's embrace of modernism, the "synthesis of all heresies."  Some of those introducing bad ideas were not malicious. Nevertheless, they contributed to screwing up the world bigtime. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Conception and Ensoulment

Conception and Ensoulment
Illumination from Jean Mansel, 15th century manuscript
This illumination from a fifteenth-century French manuscript by Jean Mansel showing a couple in bed is also called Making visible embryos: Acquiring a soul.
"The Holy Trinity—Father, Son and Holy Ghost—watch from the upper left corner and send them a childlike form. This recalls the iconography of the Annunciation. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Peter Kwasniewski Offers Translation of Gänswein's References to Traditionis Custodes at Rorate Caeli

Archbishop Georg Gänswein was summoned to a meeting with Pope Francis yesterday.
Nothing but the Truth will be translated and released in English soon.
I would have liked to be a fly on the wall at that meeting with Francis. Read more here. 

Check out Rorate Caeli where Peter Kwasniewski offers a translation of the portion of the book referring to Pope Benedict's reaction to Traditionis Custodes. The powers that be at the Vatican are probably not happy this morning. Here's a portion of the translation:

You are Entering a Free Speech Zone Where All Kinds of Ideas Can be Cordially Discussed and Debated!

Yes, indeed, this blog is free speech zone. I enjoy discussing and debating ideas (in the classical sense). It helps us all grow in wisdom and truth and also helps develop the skills of critical thinking, research, and analysis. You may wonder, then, (or maybe you don't) why I moderate all the comments.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Did Benedict Ask for a Funeral Using the Traditional Latin Mass?

We'll never know. If he did, the liars at the Vatican who hate the TLM would be sure to bury his request under a pile of horse manure. "Burn those papers, Judas! We can't have Benedict's wishes known to the world. More people might turn to that cursed TLM!" 

Louie Verrecchio has an interesting post on his blog, akaCatholic, The Hidden Testament of BXVI: More evidence. Check out the whole thing, but here's the relevant bit:
In the present case, it is entirely reasonable to believe that BXVI did in fact express his wishes for a simple funeral, one that avoids the spectacle of Heads of State converging on Rome from around the world such as they did when JPII died.

Do You Know How Much You're Loved? Get to Know Your Guardian Angel to Find Out!

Do you talk to your guardian angel? I don't mean just saying the Angel of God prayer once or twice a day. Do you really have conversations with your angel? Have you ever asked your angel for advice about a specific problem? Have you ever sent your angel to pray with another person's guardian angel? 

Sunday, January 8, 2023

The Lunacy of Liberal Logic or Dead Babies Don't Wear Diapers!

Years ago, Pampers was promoting Planned Parenthood. "What a head-scratcher," I thought! How stupid can a business be? Dead babies don't wear diapers. 

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Michael Voris Sinks to a New Low. No Bottom to their Sewer!

Just when you think Church Militant (CM) can't sink any lower, they prove there's no bottom to their sewer. 

Friday, January 6, 2023

Feast of the Epiphany; Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning

St. James Catholic Church, Lakewood, OH - January 2016 - shared on viewbug

My grandfather was the organist at St. James Catholic Church in Lakewood, OH for many years. He had a men and boys' choir that was renowned locally. I wish I had asked him about his history. He played in the days when silent movies had live organ music accompanying the film. How many stories he could have shared if I'd only had the wisdom to ask about them. Young people, quiz your grandparents and parents while you still have them. They are the "wise men and women" of your time. Don't let their stories die with them.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Priest Refuses Communion on the Tongue to Kneeling Catholic

To be fair, there were other priests (You can see them in the video.) who gave Communion on the tongue. But this rogue priest knows better than God and felt he had the right to deny the Eucharist to someone because he dared to kneel and try to receive on the tongue. Well, I hope someone identifies the priest and he receives the censure he deserves for denying the canonical rights of the man. Perhaps soon, the priest's action will be the norm, but for now it was a canonical violation that should be exposed. It's especially ironic since Benedict encouraged Communion on the tongue. Lord, have mercy on us for the curse of arrogant priests who inflict their personal desires on Your flock, diminishing reverence for Your sacred. Body and Blood.

It's Ironic that Today's Funeral for Pope Benedict...

...takes place on the feast day of a pope martyr, St. Telesphorus who occupied the chair of Peter from 125-136 and died during the first year of of the reign of Antoninus Pius, although there appears to be some confusion since Antoninus became emperor in 138 and Telesphorus is said to have died in 136, two years earlier. 

St. Telesphorus, pray for us.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

What Was In Benedict's Internal Forum, Stays In His Internal Forum

What was in Benedict's internal forum, stays in his internal forum.

Various people projecting their own fantasies as to why Benedict did what he did sicken me.

I loved Benedict as a father like we're supposed to do of a pope. Who knows why he did what he did. Did God tell him to do it? I'm sure both he and JPII actually believed in God and had some form of guidance from Christ and His Mother and listened to them.

Was Benedict threatened with his brother being kidnapped, tortured and killed in a gruesome manner? Was that a viable threat which was the final straw forcing him to make his decision?

So...Have You Made a New Year's Resolution? I Have a Suggestion if You Haven't.

Bad ideas pollute the mind. Read with caution and always under the protection of the Holy Spirit and your guardian angel. These four men made the world worse with their evil philosophies. See if you can identify them. I've listed them at the end of the post.

It's that time of year again when everyone is making resolutions they will likely abandon within a few weeks. Let's think about it.

 When I made my annual Ignatian retreat in July, I made four resolutions:

  • Don't defend myself,
  • Don't do anything hasty,
  • Embrace silence, 
  • Be good to my husband. 

Larry was especially appreciative of the last one. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

To Those Who Say, "We Don't Need the SSPX Here," Yes We Do!

Want a Traditional Latin Nuptual Mass at your parish church? Sorry! No Mass for you! No diocesan parish is available for young couples who want to be married in the Latin form of the Roman rite. (Photo credit Spiering Photography)

I recently spoke to someone at St. John the Baptist in Front Royal, VA who insisted that the SSPX are not needed here. "We have four Traditional Latin Masses every Sunday; the SSPX should have gone somewhere they are needed. We don't need them here. They should leave!"

Monday, January 2, 2023

The Gift of Coming Home! We Finally Have a Chapel That Looks Like a Church! Happy New Year!

This was our chapel in May of 2021 as we celebrated Mary and prepared to crown her.

Since 2020, my husband and I have been wanderers in Traditional Latin Mass Land. It all started with the COVID lockdowns and the craven behavior of bishops who preferred to deny the Mass to their flocks rather than find creative ways to manage government mandates. So, while our local ordinary cancelled all the Masses in the diocese, the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) answered the call from grieving Catholics and offered the Mass at the fairgrounds in Front Royal, VA. The governor allowed it and the bishop could have done it in every region of the diocese. He chose not to.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Fairy Godmothers Have Nothing On Guardian Angels!

Cinderella's fairy godmother does a lot of spectacular things in the physical world...

...but, as Cinderella's birth mother tells her, it is the non-visible things that are most important, the spiritual things, what we call the virtues.