Stalag (20)19

Regarding that “big Catholic tent” that was the subject of conversation somewhat recently. Well-intended and authentic Catholic voices on the blogs lamented the fratricidal spirit infusing disputes over the alleged legitimacy of Bergoglio. At that time, and still unresolved even now, vicious attacks have been mounted against voices leading the rapidly growing body of faithful … More Stalag (20)19

Grand Unified Theory

Amid all the baffling consternation in which we are steeped, as scandals deepen, and unpunished criminality parades about and glories in its shame, a Catholic’s mind is not to be blamed for defensively becoming a bit numb in the face of it all. What is the cause? How can the so-called stalwart voices of authentic … More Grand Unified Theory

The Benedict-Resigned

  consensus is having their worst month ever! Trying to keep peasants on the trad-servative reservation with we-hate-him-too,-but-this-Christ-hating-commie-scum-bag-is-the Pope  just isn’t cutting it.  Attention money-focused trad-right: the growth curve on your follower/donation/subscriber count is inflecting to the negative! Hence we can expect misdirected anger from the Jorge-vacantists out there. Looks like Veri Catholici has seen … More The Benedict-Resigned

What In Common

Have Henry Cardinal Manning, Popes Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius X? Each was an ardent devotee of St. Philomena. “To Philomena, nothing is refused.” Update: Days 1-9 of this novena are listed on the sidebar at the right of this page. Free PDF download available at bottom of that page!   O … More What In Common

Child of Promise

“I often hear the Blessed Virgin telling the women who were her close intimates (for instance, Joanna Chusa and Susanna of Jerusalem) various secrets about herself and about our Lord, which she knows partly from inner knowledge and partly from what her holy mother Anna told her. Thus today I heard her tell Susanna and … More Child of Promise

Thaumaturge

What if a holy priest or bishop were to offer you, being Catholic, an opportunity for a plenary indulgence, but with the caveat that it must be carried out immediately? Would you do it? Presuming it posed no impediment to your fulfilling your duties of state in life, you might say, yes.  Now what if … More Thaumaturge

Borderline

Americans are on the borderline between what was once thought to be a free country and hard totalitarianism. In Thousand Hoax, I mean Thousand Oaks, CA, there was a bar. A shooter, mass casualties, and a veteran cop is now gone. No bodies, no victims, no crime. How truly odd it is that in a … More Borderline

Anti-Pope’s Anti-Saint

Supremely fitting is the Berg Bag’s recent anti-papal maneuver, commanding that Roman Catholics accept that Paul VI enjoys the beatific vision. In fact, the papacy of the wretched Montini, perhaps along with the rest of his life, manifested a panoply of moral failings and very thinly disguised vices. The deeds of the Phony Council’s closer … More Anti-Pope’s Anti-Saint