Unplanned, Yet Craftily Conceived

Hitting perfect pitch to Catholic ears listening keenly for a faithful melody without degenerating into discordant notes, the release of the film Unplanned presents a heroine of solid integrity. Starving for an overture that doesn’t degenerate into modernists’ discordant notes of a criminal antipope’s accusatory screeching; or a craven bishop’s not remembering whether buggering kids … More Unplanned, Yet Craftily Conceived


You can hear the weary sound in the monetized trad-$ervative media’s house organs pumping away their propaganda points – peddling horse puckey that fewer and fewer peasant Catholics are willing to believe. So in recent weeks, almost as if timed in sync by persons unseen, various trad-for-ca$h operations just so happened to simultaneously start talking … More Anti-Papabile

All Pop and No Projectile

{Video-link included} Gateway’s author had a unique bit of offline fun rather recently when the local self-defense center sponsored a training day for a squadron of local government functionaries. Curriculum for the day: responding to an active shooter scenario. Included were some basic response strategies: medical, tactical, evasive and defensive. At the end of the … More All Pop and No Projectile

State of the Debate

As year seven of this bathetic di-papal disaster has dawned, the only seeming new turns of events are -though beggaring belief- that things steadily worsen as the months and years transpire. The at first unknown Argentine quickly established himself first as a liberal, then progressive, followed by revolutionary. After that, as has become plain, he … More State of the Debate

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


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