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Friday, June 30, 2023

A Question on Sedevacantism and a Response

Several visitor to the blog are committed sedevacantists who work very diligently and sometimes more vigorously than chartitably to convince readers they are right. I'm pretty loose about comments as long as people are respectful, but the discussions are occasionally more than I want to deal with. For that reason I'm not allowing comments on this post. If anyone wants to know about the sedevacantist position they can ask Google or Alexa. I am simply posting my question to a priest friend and his response. Make of it what you will. He pretty much confirmed my opinion on the subject. Below is my email and Father's answer.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

The Building

The Building

Once upon a time there was a shy little boy who sat and sang in the bed of a battered old blue truck. His singing voice was wonderful enough that he could put to shame any singer in the entire world. The person in charge of discovering singers in the kingdom hated The Boy. No one knew why. One man who knew The Boy but did not know that The Singer Discoverer hated him decided to take The Boy to the Discoverer to have him listen to The Boy's most beautiful singing.

Even though The Singer Discoverer hated The Boy, he took him anyway to The Palace to sing for The Great One. The Boy sang. All who heard him were astounded except the Singing Discoverer and The Great One. Their faces turned red with anger as they listened to a few verses that The Boy sang, then The Great One interrupted and roared that The Boy be flung into The Building.

When a Traitor to the U.S. Can Remain President and Congress Won't Impeach, You Know Freedom is Lost!

 Ep. 7 Irony Alert: the war for democracy enables dictatorship.

It's gone, folks. Do you even recognize the country these days? Look at history. Rome collapsed because of massive immorality. They lost the ability to protect themselves with their own legions, so they hired mercenaries with no fidelity to Rome. What happened next? The barbarian invasions. Well, we are in the midst of the barbarian invasions right now. We saw the barbarians marching with Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Part 7: Modernism and the Synod on Synodality - The Beat Goes On! And It's Not Sacred Polyphony!

The Synod on Synodality's General Meeting in October is shaping up to be the equivalent of hard metal rock! You won't hear Gregorian Chant or Sacred Polyphany coming out of the latest blather confab. What you will hear is plenty of modernist jargon about "walking together" and "co-responsibility" with laity (especially women). You'll hear about climate change, ecumenism, dialogue, and inculturation. You'll learn about "discernment, in the wealth of meanings that this term takes on within the different spiritual traditions." You'll hear about "having conversations in the Spirit." What  you won't hear about is the salvation of souls, the obligation to preach the gospel in season and out, the spiritual work of mercy to "admonish the sinner," or any talk of salvation and the real problems facing the Church. If Jesus is mentioned even once, I have yet to find him buried in the blather.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Part 6: The Modernist Synodalistas are Back. Some Things Never Change!

Modernists work the problem of "updating" the Church to conform to the world with predictable strategies. They aren't particularly creative; they just repeat the same thing over and over. Sad to say, these repetitive attacks seem to do the trick more often than not -- at least in the short term. The secular world uses them as well. Perhaps that's why they succeed so often. They appeal to the worldly. "Hey! Give them another crisis and we'll scare them into submission!" The message from the Modernists is a little different. "Give them another excuse for their favorite sins and we'll have them by the nose!"

Sunday, June 25, 2023

If You Want Truth about Gender, Listen to Mr. Rogers and Johnny Carson

All the lunatic experts making a mint out of mutilating children need to go back to pre-school and watch Mr. Rogers Neighborhood where there are no "gender reassignment clinics."


Sunday Meditation: Pope Benedict's Prophecy

“From today’s crisis will emerge a church that has lost a great deal. It will no longer have use of the structures it built in its years of prosperity. The reduction in the number of faithful will lead to it losing an important part of its social privileges. It will become small and will have to start pretty much over again. It will be a more spiritual church and will not claim a political mandate flirting with the Right one minute and the Left the next. It will be poor and will become the Church of the destitute.” —Prophecy of Benedict XVI

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Tucker Episode 6: On Bobby Kennedy and some Media Fools

Guest Post: Biden administration: Abortion restrictions weaken military! by Bob Marshall

President Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin claims (10/20/22) that failure to adequately fund expanded “reproductive health care,” (i.e. abortion or child homicide before birth) “will interfere with our ability to recruit, retain and maintain the readiness of a highly qualified force.” Secretary Austin wants abortions funded beyond current law which is limited to circumstances of life of the mother, rape, and incest.

Imagine General Dwight Eisenhower, head of all Allied forces against Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy, telling the Senate Armed Services Committee during World War II, that American troops will not invade Normandy (D-Day), Northern Africa (Operation Torch), retaliate for Pearl Harbor (Midway), or Fascist Italy (Sicily) unless troops and dependents have unfettered access to abortion! [Read more....]

Friday, June 23, 2023

Part V: A Pinch of Incense to Modernism -- How Accepting Ecclesia Dei, etc. Poisoned Principles

See all the previous posts in this series on Ecclesia Dei and its aftermath on our Modernism page.

I started out this series bringing up principles. If someone calls you a person of principle, what do they mean? The American Heritage Dictionary defines principle as: 
  • A basic truth, law, or assumption.
  • A rule or standard, especially of good behavior.
  • The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Baltimore Police Release video of Brutal Attack on Pro-Lifers


The two elderly men who were brutally attacked in this diabolical way continue to go to the Planned Parenthood and offer help to moms in crisis. You can read about the incident at LifeSiteNews. One of the deathscorts at the facility held the man's drink while he assaulted the men and, as the video shows, did nothing to help stop it. Hey, if it's okay to kill babies, it's okay to attack their peaceful defenders. Help the Baltimore police by spreading this video.

All Americans Are Equal, but Some Are More Equal Than Others -- Like Hunter Biden and the Biden Criminal Family!

It's clear that America operates under a dual system of justice. Criminal families like the Bidens and the Clintons get one type of "justice." Their felonies are whitewashed and reduced to the level of parking tickets. Selling the United States out to foreign governments... you know...TREASON (the crime that got the Rosenberg's executed) is now nothing but a laughing matter for our tyrant class and their media sycophants. 

Fortunately, there is ultimate justice and nobody who gets away with these evils now will get away with them in the end. I don't pray for anyone to go to hell, but the only prayer I can offer for those destroying our country and killing our children is this, "I leave them to you, O Lord. Treat them as You see fit." 

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Part IV: Does the FSSP's Former Superior General, Fr. Josef Bisig, Practice Classic Indoctrination?

St. John the Baptist in Front Royal where the Traditional Mass may no longer be prayed in 
the parish church that those who embrace tradition helped pay for. Talk about injustice!

Fr. Josef Bisig recently was invited to speak in Front Royal at St. John the Baptist in response to the SSPX opening a chapel in nearby Linden. The conflict between the local parish and the chapel has, sadly, been acrimonious at times and unkind. I had friends who refused to sit at my table because I attend the chapel, which frankly I thought was strange. I have no doubt they will break bread with Protestants, but a fellow Catholic is an unwashed and unwanted "schismatic" and former friend. I still grieve the loss of their friendship and miss them at my occasional rosary luncheons with friends when we gather for fellowship and prayer. I console myself by uniting myself to Jesus who also lost friends.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Part 3: From Ecclesia Dei, the Modernist Nose in the Sanctuary, to Traditionis Custodes, the Modernists Running the Show!

Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles offers a hymn in stone to Modernism. What has Modernism given us? Ugly churches, ugly liturgies, ugly music, showmen priests, laity overflowing the sanctuary, and declining faith. Don't just weep. Rebel!

For earlier posts in this series on Modernism and the Traditional Latin Mass see:

Prelude: Is there a crisis in the Church?

Part 1 -- Ecclesia Dei and the Abandonment of Principles! Part I: A Little History

Part 2 -- Ecclesia Dei Part 2: The Motu Proprio is Infected with Modernism

Let's move on to examine Pope Benedict's efforts to improve the situation and restore the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) which he said was "never abrogated," although there were certainly massive efforts by Modernist bishops and priests to completely suppress it.

Recall that the 1988 motu proprio Ecclesia Dei Adflicta (EDA) of John Paul II did, in fact, promote modernism in subtle and not so subtle ways as I discussed in the previous posts. Benedict, with the motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum (SP), of 2007, offered hope for a serious correction and a move toward bringing the Traditional Latin Mass once again into the heart of the Church. Although the apostolic letter acknowledge the importance of the TLM and its role in saint-making, it failed to suppress modernist elements. Here's a bit from SP that praised the TLM:

Trans-horse Wins Triple Crown; Cis-horsepeople (those racists!) Complain and...

...cis-horses protest, saying they feel unsafe eating with trans-horses. Racist bigots!


Monday, June 19, 2023

Ecclesia Dei Part 2: The Motu Proprio is Infected with Modernism

Archbishop Lefebvre, warrior against Modernism! He preserved the traditional Latin Mass.

Let's continue examining Modernism in light of Ecclesia Dei Adflicta (EDA), the document that established the Ecclesia Dei Commission in 1988. EDA allowed the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) communities to form beginning with the 15 priests who left the SSPX to establish the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). Read part 1 for a little history about the conflict with Archbishop Lefebvre resulting in EDA which was obviously meant to destroy the SSPX using the archbishop's own priests as the weapon of Mass destruction. All of the other EDA congregations came later. Archbishop Lefebvre is the father of all the TLM communities that exist today. They were all born as a result of the SSPX and Lefebvre's fidelity to passing on what he had received. Without Marcel Lefebvre, the TLM would be a dead memory for the history books.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Dodgers Pride Event a Colossal Flop!

So how'd that Pride night work out for you, Dodgers?

Thought for the day from one of my favorite authors: Big Body, Big Mind, Big Faith!

Some things never change. Look at those in trouble with our current pope and you know they are the ones Chesterton is talking about. The false disciples, the one's who have the pope's favor.,...let's just say they aren't fearless since they have the approval of the woke world. Their happiness is like the bands playing as the Titanic is sinking. And they will be in deep trouble when they meet Christ on Judgment Day if they don't repent. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You!

Friday, June 16, 2023

Ecclesia Dei and the Abandonment of Principles! Part I: A Little History

SSPX seminary Econe, Switzerland

Earlier this week, I wrote a post titled Is There a Crisis in the Church? That post was the beginning of a series on Modernism which is the plague eating at the heart of Holy Mother Church and has been for much of my life. I was in high school during most of Vatican II and lived through all the dissent over contraception that followed. I personally experienced the damage of the scandalous confusion of Modernism even leaving the Church for a short time between college graduation and my marriage a year later. What began as a tidal wave of scandal and confusion, has become a tsunami today.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Another Result of Modernism: Diminishing Reverence Toward the Blessed Sacrament

God Bless Tucker Carlson. He's one of the few in media willing to speak the unpopular truth!

The New All-Encompassing Divine Presence

Earth is now Planet Sodom and Gomorrah. There are millions of homosexual pride images on the Internet. Every country in the world participates. The homosexual goal is to extinguish the Catholic Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and procreation of children from existing. Is our faith worth dying for? If so, we need to be prepared to die because behind the smiling faces of pride flag waving homosexuals is the evil face of Satan and he hates us because we belong to Christ.

But if any man shall not fall down and adore, he shall
the same hour be cast into a furnace of burning fire.

Daniel 3:6

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Big Bad Dog Wants Little Fluffy Kitty, Not A Snake - Blech!


Is There a Crisis in the Church? Duh! Is there a Law of Gravity?

What's more effective - hacking at the branches or getting to the "root of the problem?" 

Let's ask some questions relevant to the situation Catholics are facing today?

The First question is fundamental. Is there a crisis in the Church? If you claim there isn't, you need to explain the reason for these and other sad realities:

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

I Disagree With Dr Edmund Mazza on Two Points re Russia & Mary (& Fatima)

Great Coat of Arms
Russian Empire 1721 - 1917

I disagree with Dr Edmund Mazza on two points given in his five part presentation, Russia & Mary: War & Peace (& Fatima).

1) The first disagreement I have, or first point up for discussion, with Dr Mazza is that at Fatima Our Lady never said anything about Russia converting to the Catholic faith. She actually never said the words "conversion of Russia" at all. She said the "Consecration of Russia" and that if the Consecration were done Russia will be converted

I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the communion of reparations on first Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. 

In the first four of the five April-May 2023 sessions on Russia &Mary: War & Peace, Dr Mazza stated the Blessed Mother as saying the conversion of Russia. However during the fifth session he said conversion of Russia to the Catholic faith. At that point he admitted that the Blessed Mother never said the words "to the Catholic faith" but that's what she meant. She meant that, he said, because in 1917 the Catholic Church, when speaking of conversion, understood that conversion meant conversion to the Catholic Church. That's Dr Mazza's opinion, as well as the opinion of many others.

Monday, June 12, 2023

It's Monday. Got Humility? It does a body (and soul) good!

Humiliation is good for the soul. It help us grow in the virtue of humility!

Sometimes, I feel like a lunatic. (Please, no nasty comments from trolls.) Over the weekend we went to a grandson's soccer game, the last of the season. He made several goals and was very happy. As I sat on the side of the field chatting with my daughter-in-law, I asked if Charlie had made his First Communion. Normal question right? Well, it would be except we went to his First Communion in May. (How soon they forget!) I'd worry that I had Alzheimer's coming on except for the fact that I've always been absent-minded and often ask about things I already know. If I thought about it for thirty seconds I'd have the answer. But there I was, once more, humiliating myself. It's a reminder to stop and think! Which I would if I thought about it for a minute. Ah more humiliation.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Ukraine Bombs Flood Shelter for Evacuated Civilians

First Ukraine destroys the dam. Then Ukraine bombs the shelter where evacuated civilians are staying Then Ukraine lies about it.

Reprinted with permission from RT

Ukraine hits flood shelter with UK-supplied missiles – Kherson official

At least one person was killed, according to the acting governor of Russia’s Kherson region

Ukraine hits flood shelter with UK-supplied missiles – Kherson official

Ukrainian forces have attacked several temporary shelters for people evacuated in the wake of the breach of the Kakhovka dam, the acting governor of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, said on Saturday morning, sharing pictures of the devastated facility.

The strike on the shelter on the left bank of the Dnieper River was carried out around 5am local time, allegedly using British-supplied Storm Shadow missiles, Saldo said in a statement. There was at least one casualty, a woman, according to preliminary information.

The COVID Vaccine: A Disaster that Keeps on Giving -- Injury to the Innocent and Wealth to the Guilty!

Have you considered the on-going disaster of the COVID vaccine? I keep seeing health issues among vaccinated friends and wonder how much is due to the devastation to their immune systems from the never-ending shots and boosters. Our bodies have an amazing capacity to resist disease and heal. But when you devastate the immune system, well, be prepared to be fertile soil for every illness, not just COVID.  Since the rollout of the vaccines doctors are seeing an explosion of new autoimmune diseases. Add that to the sudden cardiac deaths mostly of young people. Here's a bit from an observational study:

Guest Post: Mato's New Wings, a Parable

Want to fly like a hawk? All it takes is a few feathers.

by Thomas Walsh

Mato was so proud of his new wings! It seemed like forever before they finally grew out. All his life, he sadly watched the other hawks happily flying here and there while he was stuck on the ground. He could not understand what was taking so long. The old owl kept reassuring Mato, telling him to just be patient. His mother always tried to be supportive while his father would simply growl whenever he asked about his wings. But now, at last, he had his wings!

Friday, June 9, 2023

Really? The Russians Blew Up the Dam to Flood Their Own Territory? Get Real, People! Cui Bono?

Kakhovka Dam breached with catastrophic flooding of Russian-held territory.

I'm anti-war in general. History is filled with wars that could have been avoided, in fact, most of them. Even the American Revolution looks a little different if you go at it from the Tory point of view and cut a little slack for King George who wasn't nearly as evil as the winners of history often depict him. (Read the novel Oliver Wiswell and think about it.)  On the other hand, I'm happy to have been born in the "land of the free and the home of the brave," even if we aren't very free these days and are sorely lacking in brave men and women. Look how the country responded to COVID. Brave? Stop laughing.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The FDA Lied and People Died!

The FDA lied and lied and lied. How many could have survived COVID if the FDA liars had left doctors saving patients with Ivermectin had been left alone. Fauci and his partners in crime need to be held accountable and go to jail. Instead, they all profited bigtime. In the end they will face a cold justice and an appropriate place in Dante's inferno unless they repent.

Life is a Challenge

Life is a challenge. Anyone who's lived beyond the age of reason knows it, even those too young to explain it. The Church certainly affirms it, calling life here on earth a "vale of tears." Psalm 23 recognizes "green pastures" but also acknowledges the evil we experience as we "walk through the valley of the shadow of death."

I've been reflecting on the different ways a person can look at life.

  • There's the ultimate pessimist who says, "Life's a bitch and then you die." They seem to ignore every bit of joy and beauty around them and live in perpetual misery. I know a handful of people with that outlook. What a sad state!
  • Then there's the "life is a soap opera" mode which has the ring of truth. Webster describes soap operas as  "chiefly characterized by tangled interpersonal situations and melodramatic or sentimental treatment."

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Tucker's Back and Talking about the Attack on the Nova Kakhovka Dam

Glad to see Tucker on Twitter. I'll be watching every show. You can't trust the mainstream media. Don't bother trying.

God Bless Bishop Strickland! May His Tribe Increase.

"We need to call out evil." Amen! "Truth doesn't change." Amen! Sad to say, we have few men in red hats who are consistent truth tellers. Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas is one of them. Want to send him a thank you note? See contact information at the end.
Most Rev. Joseph Strickland 1015 E. Southeast Loop 323 Tyler, Texas 75701

Monday, June 5, 2023

You Can Watch "What is a Woman?" for free on Twitter!

This documentary is a must see! Watch it! Share it! Pray for all those psychologically disturbed and confused individuals who never learned about the birds and bees! And when you see the "pride" stuff at a store, ask the manager why we should be proud about those who engage in sickening practices like anal sex. Really, folks, that's what we're talking about. I could describe worse, but I won't. 

Ivermectin Horse Gel Cured My Friend's Dog Bite

About a month ago an 85 year-old friend who had been a nurse all her life was bitten on the top of her left hand by her dachshund dog. She was MIA for three or four days then appeared with her arm in a sling and her left hand bandaged up. When I asked what had happened she said that she had been trying to give her little dog a pill. He hates being given pills so she had wrapped him in a towel to keep him still. As he was writhing about struggling to free himself of her and the towel he bit her, ripping back almost all the skin on the top of her left hand. 

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Sunday Meditation: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

It's a day to reflect on mystery. The Trinity is not totally outside our comprehension, although we can never fully reach the depths because it is supernatural, i.e., above nature. Our intellects are too small for it. Things in nature point to its reality and meaning, however. How can three persons be one? 

Nature gives us a hint. For example a cell, the building block of life, has different elements that have different jobs. But it is only one cell. Atoms, which are even smaller, have, in fact, three basic element (with rare exceptions): protons, neutrons, and electrons.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Of Graduation, the Christendom Chapel, and the SSPX

Christendom College chapel on college graduation day.

Our granddaughter graduated last Thursday from Chelsea Academy in Front Royal, VA. Mass and ceremonies were held at Christendom College on a beautiful sunny Spring day under a Mary-blue sky. My husband and I arrived about twenty minutes before Mass and entered the new church for the first time. It's very impressive from the outside, more like a European cathedral than a humble college chapel. It has a large foyer, a high choir loft, and and an imposing altar almost dazzlingly white. 

Friday, June 2, 2023

Guest Post: Queer and Tranny Whack-a-Mole?

Do you think this makes their mothers and grandmothers feel proud?

Editor's comment: I think the observations in this guest post are spot on. Deviance will take the heat as long as what they're promoting gets attention. Do they hope to reach a fatigue threshhold where people just stop pushing back because they've been surrounded on the battlefield? One military strategy is to outflank your opponent. This post identifies the problem, we're being outflanked and constantly under attack. It's exhausting! So what is the smart way to counterattack? Certainly the Bud Light response is one way and the boycott seems to be increasing and hopefully will run Anheuser-Busch into bankruptcy. Here's a bit from a market analysis:

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Blasting Wokeness Through Song: I'm Just Sayin'

Evil is often spread through music. The Arian heresy, for example, was advanced through heretical hymns. Well...the truth can be spread through music as well.