March 18, 2018

Guns, God and the NRA

Christ Cleansing the Temple - Bernardino Mei

Jesus is Pro-gun.

Well, maybe not pro-gun, exactly, as guns weren't around when he was alive. But he was most likely pro-self-defense, pro-offense and even pro-deadly weapons. Why might I make such a seemingly blasphemous comment? Well...I have it on good authority that such is the case; an unimpeachable source of the highest moral character. No one disputes the Truth of his other writings, so I simply must take what he wrote as gospel, certain that he was divinely inspired.

Saint John - he who rested his head on Our Lord's shoulder at the Last Supper - describes the scene above in plain language:

"...And the pasch of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the temple them that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting. And when he had made, as it were, a scourge of little cords, he drove them all out of the temple, the sheep also and the oxen, and the money of the changers he poured out, and the tables he overthrew." [John 2:13-16]

Thus did Our Blessed Lord Himself show by example that it is morally acceptable: to defend what is yours (His temple); to go on the offensive in supporting that defense (physically removing the offenders); and to use a deadly weapon (a multi-tentacled scourge), if necessary.

Him being the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, we know that all the above was done for good cause and with prudence, justice and with just enough deadly force to ensure that the offenders were routed and that they most definitely knew not to attempt the same thing again.

Every able bodied man and woman has the right and privilege to do so; every able bodied Catholic man and woman has the right and privilege to do so (though neither the former nor the latter are, obviously, under any command to.) But if you do, do so under the examples shown by Our Lord. Our Lord has shown the licitness that everyone has to ensure their own and their families safety and welfare, and when called upon to do so by a given situation, even those not of their own families.

So, my fellow Catholics, it is NOT sinful to own a gun (or a multitude of guns, with or without magazines); it is NOT against the teachings and example of Our Lord to go on the offense in just situations; it DOES NOT make you a terrorist, a warmonger or an evil Hitleresque person.

And it certainly doesn't make you a bad Catholic.

In general, a Bishop has a personal right to promote gun control; he may even strongly urge you to the same thought process. But he doesn't have any right beyond those on the issue, and certainly not one that you should be concerned about as a danger to Faith or morals, if you do own guns (even those with magazines.)

And you will most certainly NOT be damned for all eternity if you join the NRA, as I have done. However...

I can't promise that you won't be damned by some that are of the opposing view.

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February 25, 2018

Saint Martin of Tours and the Cowardice of Our Catholic Shepherds

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“Lord, if your people still have need of my services, I will not avoid the toil. Your will be done. I have fought the good fight long enough. Yet if you bid me continue to hold the battle line in defense of your camp, I will never beg to be excused from failing strength. I will do the work you entrust to me. While you command, I will fight beneath your banner.” (St. Martin of Tours, Bishop and Confessor, Patron Saint of Soldiers)

Two-plus years ago, Marge Fenelon wrote a Veterans Day article (here) for the National Catholic Register on Saint Martin of Tours, the Patron Saint of the Military. For whatever reason, I saved it then as the basis of some future blog post (my "Draft" folder is full of such articles) which, ostensibly at the time, would be one pertaining to the military. 

Fast forwarding to this morning and my irregularly scheduled review of what's-in-my-Draft-folder-today perusings, I came upon this gem of an article and immediately decided it was the proper time for its presentation, but not for whom you'd think. Upon reading Saint Martins quote, I immediately thought of how it glaringly applied not only to active duty soldiers, sailors and airmen (of any country) but to another class of soldiers as well:

The Bishops and Cardinals of the Catholic Church, Soldiers of Christ by virtue of each's Sacrament of Confirmation .

If, as the title of her article states, the above quote is the motto for each and every soldier, how much more is it the motto for each and every Bishop, Cardinal and Pope of the Roman Catholic Church? (More importantly, the words burn into one's mind the actions of the current Pope "Emeritus" too, for that matter.)  

I can do no better than to excerpt a portion of Marge's article that paints a broad, black brush as to the actions of some Bishops and Cardinals - and Pope - of today's Modern Church: 

"I will not avoid the toil. Six little words that say volumes.

Not avoiding the toil means hanging in there, day after day, through thick and thin, and remaining faithful to my Christian ideals and all that the Church - that Christ himself - asks of  me.

It means not shirking my responsibilities to my fellow man and not skimping on my  prayer and sacramental life.

It means following God's every command without question and to the best of my ability, regardless of whether I agree with it or not.

It means showing fervor and love of Christ in all I do, in spite of human frailty, laziness, or indifference.

Sounds a lot like the life of a soldier, doesn't it?

It is. It's the life of a soldier for Christ."

And it is also the life of Bishops, Cardinals and Popes (as well as us ordinary pewsitters, to whom I believe the original article was addressed).

But how many Bishops and Cardinals today are shirking that life? How many today are outright refusing to even fight (except with those who already DO fight as a Soldier of Christ and for Christ, whether lay or clerical)? How many seek the life of luxury, its gilded throne and all that comes with it (including a sodomitical lover-boy)? How many seek the glory of man? The glory of earthly adulations? The glory of spitting in the Holy Face of their King and Maker? 

Such impunity!

The definition of impunity is "exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action."

Do these people truly believe they are exempt? That any of their actions that violate the words and commands of Our Lord Jesus Christ will be free of any consequence? That the extreme prejudice with which some now openly violate the 6th and 9th Commandments shall remain unnoticed - and unpunished - by their Savior and King?

Perhaps they do. Perhaps they do because they no longer believe in Transubstantiation. Perhaps they do because they no longer believe in Hell. Perhaps they do because they long ago rejected the Roman Catholic Church, the Church that was instituted by Christ to bring all men to eternal Salvation.


But perhaps they also should well remember the words concerning the intentions of Bishops (and by extension, Cardinal and Popes) spoken by a couple of their ancient predecessors (courtesy of the blog Traditional Catholic Priest):

“The road to hell is paved with the skulls of erring priests, with bishops as their signposts.” St. John Chrysostom attributed.1

“The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.”
St. Athanasius, Council of Nicaea, AD 325 attributed.3

Death. Judgement. Heaven. Hell. 

The Four Last Things that should be on every Catholics mind every day of every minute that they are allowed to live. As well, a cultivation of a very healthy fear for three of the four. Contrary to popular opinion, there is a Hell and more will go there than go to Heaven.

It remains a certainty that there will always be enemies of Christ, because there will always be a Satan. But it is equally as certain that there will also be courageous Soldiers of Christ, willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater honor and glory of God. Where the trouble lies is that it seems that for the last 56 years or so they have chosen to remain hidden, except for a brave few (and no, Cardinal Burke is not one of them.) It seems that many of our Shephards - up to and including the current Pope - have forgotten the most basic tenets of our Catholic Faith. 

And so, during this Season of Lent, already into its 2nd Sunday, let us all remember to pray for our Shepherds, and especially the Pope, that all return to the Church and the Catholic Faith as instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I would like to borrow a phrase from today's secular world and sanctify it into its broader meaning: "Let's make the Roman Catholic Church great again". But actually, I'd be a little late. That was done 115 years ago, courtesy of Pope St. Pius X in his encyclical E SUPREMI:

"Instaurare omnia in Christo"

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February 18, 2018

Anonymous Commenters and Cowardice... (Updated)

[Update 2/19:The post Mr./Ms Anonymous had replied to was:
Moral Conscience & Erroneous Judgements-The Catechism of the Catholic Church Speaks... My apology for inadvertently leaving this important bit if info out. Ed.] 

I have had a few anonymous comments on this blog, which doesn't really bother me; I'm not writing to get comments. I have enabled open commenting, mainly so your voices can be heard without having to knock down my blog-door. I've had anonymous commenter's voicing their supportive or adverse opinions on a particular post (which are usually published, with the rare exception), as well as anonymous commenter's leaving obnoxious spam (which never gets published). I've had anonymous commenter's actually sign their names (Thank you, Karl!) which, to me, simply means they speak from experience of some type and/or are prepared to be a devil's advocate in a discussion (which assumes at least some objective truth as its basis) and therefore have no fear of being known publicly.

Please review my commenting policy at the end of every post - before you read the below comment - and understand why I removed this comment. You might also be asking yourself: Then why re-post it here? Why let it see the light of day?

Why? Simply to point out the last statement of Mr./Ms Anonymous:

"...I dare you to invite me to debate the issue." (emphasis mine)

Well, Mr./Ms can I debate you when I do not even know who the hell you are?

Oh doesn't matter anyway. You have already lost due to your weakness, insecurity and cowardice being made readily apparent upon your throwing down the gauntlet - and then immediately retreating behind the cloak of anonymity when you pushed the "send" button! 

I do not and will never debate emotions (and the comment in question is pure emotion). Nor, I might surmise, will any other blogger - or Catholic for that matter - for doing so would serve no useful purpose, and will always - always! - remain an exercise in futility.

In your Charity, and especially during the Penitential season now upon us, please remember Mr./Ms Anonymous in your prayers and Lenten sacrifices. Pray that this Soul - who screams for assistance - might be granted the Graces and the enlightenment that is needed to bring them to the One True Faith. Or back to it, as the case may be.

The original comment is below and as it was written, save for my paragraph indentations to make it easier to read:

"Catholicism is counterfeit Christianity and you are completely deceived, believing in "another jesus and another gospel" per 2 Cor 11:4, which will never save you. For example, Boniface VIII proclaimed (circa 1300) that it was, "altogether necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff". 

Face it: THAT IS A LIE. You can jump up and down, stand on your head in Macy's window and scream to the moon until you're blue in the face trying to convince us, but it will never be true. Salvation is believing in the merits of Christ alone, period, end of story.

Indeed, Catholicism is a viperous theology that has bitten its members for far too long. Only the anti-venom of Scripture can cure her ills. But she refuses to take the antidote. We are flabbergasted that the laity refuse to wake up out of their spiritual coma and prefer to be lulled to sleep by all of the RCC's unbiblical doctrines! Let's take another example. The RCC has abrogated the original command to partake of BOTH bread and wine, and instead teach Jesus would be pleased we take either one!


They even teach that the Savior never even OBLIGATED us to consume both elements. Listen to the madness of the Council of Trent: "This holy synod, taught by the Holy Spirit...declares that lay people...are not obliged by any divine command to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist under both kinds, and that it can in no way be doubted without injury to faith that Communion under either kind is sufficient to them for salvation. For although Christ the Lord at his last supper instituted this sacrament with the form of bread and wine...nevertheless that institution and tradition do not aim at this, that all believers in Christ are bound by the commandment of the Lord to receive both kinds. Neither is it rightly concluded [from the Last Supper or] from the discourse in John 6...that Communion under both kinds is commanded by the Lord” (“Concerning Communion Under Both Kinds”, ch 1). 

To be sure, these are not the words of those under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, but rather of MAD SCIENTISTS on the verge of an explosion in the laboratory. They have completely reversed and thrown under the bus our marching orders to partake of BOTH bread and wine, so it is inconceivable they have been divinely commissioned by Jesus Christ to break his own commandments! The Lord said the Scriptures cannot be broken (John 10:35), but the Council of Trent has indeed done just that! No reasons whatsoever, no matter how pious they may sound, can justify mutilating the Lord’s Supper down to the choice of either bread OR wine. Jesus did not give us that option! Consequently, since the magisterium is obviously of the devil, the belief that the Messiah was speaking LITERALLY in John 6 and the Last Supper (as it regards eating his flesh) cannot possibly be true. Instead, all the biblical evidence proves he was speaking metaphorically in those places, and oh....should you deny it, I dare you to invite me to debate the issue."

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February 10, 2018

The SSPX "Full Communion" Dichotomy


[2/10/2018: updated to correct some grammatical errors-Ed.)

"I look forward to hearing news from the SSPX when they are in full communion with the catholic church. Untill then, with a heavy heart, I will pass."

And I look forward to the day when such comments as the above to a recent SSPX News video are expunged from the world. To me, it bespeaks of Catholicism "My Way", a particular mindset that seems to pervade Catholic thought nowadays more so than in times past, thanks in no small part to the current Pontificate.

In a Catholic world where one's personal Conscience can now determine it is at peace with Our Lord while immersed within the confines of adultery or sodomy and can therefore receive His Body and Blood worthily; in a Catholic world where even its current Pope can authoritatively declare the 6th and 9th Commandments null and void to a select few minority of Catholic adulterers, while implicitly leaving it in effect for all others; in a Catholic world where the Pope can openly promote gay clerics to esteemed positions; in a Catholic world where nuns can promote pro-choice agendas; in a Catholic world where Cardinals and Bishops willingly choose to not correct a Pope that is openly promoting an objectively immoral lifestyle; in a Catholic world where Bishops and their priests openly support blessing gay lifestyles and promotes such as good and holy; etc, etc, etc...

It begs questions that I must ask in all sincerity:

Who exactly is in "Full Communion" with the Roman Catholic Church and who is not? Who is following and promoting the Church as it was established by Our Lord Jesus Christ? Who remains Faithful to Rome - including its current Pope - yet will rightfully not follow this same Church and Pope when they deviate from Tradition? Who remains unfearful in defending the Catholic Faith as handed down from Apostolic times, when most other Cardinals, Bishops and priests are openly working to destroy it (and yet remain in "Full Communion"?!?!?).

"Full Communion" is nothing more than a red-herring. What does "Full Communion" really mean, anyway? Being Faithful to Our Lord Jesus Christ? (hell, even Rome isn't doing that...can Rome be "out of communion" with herself?) Being Faithful to post Vatican II Rome? (then you are "out of communion" with Our Lord because VII promotes ecumenism.) Being Faithful to God's Ten Commandments, especially the 6th and 9th? (then you are "out of communion" with today's Modernist Rome, are in "Full Communion" with God and Our Lord Jesus Christ. Quite the dichotomy, eh?? Try asking your parish priest for advice on that one!!).

The aforementioned quote at the beginning of this post is ludicrous; to say one will not listen to news from the SSPX solely on the basis of an ambiguity is ludicrous. Really...does news - Catholic or otherwise - become less truthful or morally harmful simply because it is read or promoted by the SSPX? Does the 
"good" news of a human interest story read to us by an atheist become less "good" and morally harmful simply because he/she is an atheist and not Christian? (Does anyone know exactly how many newscasters are atheist? Does anyone really care??

The SSPX doesn't need me to defend them. In truth, they probably could care less about being defended by anyone (why would they?), especially me. They have Objective Truth on their side and that particular fact needs no defense. But it is high time for this stupid and ubiquitous phrase "Full Communion" (as applied to the SSPX) be confined to the trash bin of antiquity, for it has no objectively true meaning in today's post-VII Catholic Church.

Anyone with any sensus catholicus, basic Catholicism 101, or just simply the Conscience that God gave them can see through the facade of "Full Communion" and see it for what it truly is:

A tool of Satan.

Where even a blind person can "see" the facade just by listening, I yet marvel at those who have the privilege of sight and yet remain blind to what they see, let alone hear. The SSPX will always have its detractors just as they will always have its defenders. They remain by choice Faithful to the Catholic Faith and loyal to the current Pope - despite his own unfaithfulness to Catholicism.

Can one be in "Full Communion" anymore than that?

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February 4, 2018

Angst...Ad Nauseam

[Ed. note: This post is simply because I am setting at the kitchen table in Wichita, KS knowing that I should write something Catholic because, well, writing of things Catholic needs to be said nowadays. I actually did though...another defense of the SSPX (not that they need me to defend them) to a fool and his ad nauseam and still obnoxious comment about them being "out of communion" ( link. I am not giving license to such) but I accidentally erased it and got disgusted and went and took a shower. I do remember most of it though and probably will rewrite it sometime soon.

Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy (or not?) this little piece of a fictional (well...let's just say semi-fictional and leave it go at that, Hmmm?) parody of today's PC correctness that fries so many brain receptors in today's modern youth.]

I am an Independent Democratic Republican with Conservative ideologies that sometimes lean to the Liberal side. Being a baby boomer, I am an original Snowflake product of the 60's full of Peace and Love and Brotherhood to all men, but yet enjoyed my time as an armament technician (AKA: Warmonger) in the USAF for almost 2 decades. I am 5'4" tall (Well, my shoes. So what?), but have been self-identifying as 6'4" for many years and insist on being called "Tiny" and if you don't, you are a racist and hate people of short tall stature and you are going to hell. I don't debate emotions and have no time for drama queens, but if you don't agree with everything I stand for I will shame you on social media until I have a million-gazillion hits and get interviewed on CNN/MSNBC/BBC for my stance in upholding my personal social justice memes that I demand all peoples of any color and any stature to embrace, because...well...I am right and you are not!

Oh no! Have I offended anybody? Good grief! I AM SOOOO SORRY! I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep and I wasn't in my best form being sleepy and all and I know I shouldn't have written anything unless it was warm and sunny and 93 degrees and I had had a full breakfast. If I had done things correctly, I would have reflected for at least 3 hours before my hands engaged the laptop keys. I AM SOOO SORRY! DID I SAY THAT ALREADY? Will you forgive me?

Will you still be my Friend? Please don't unfriend me! PLEASE!!!

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January 7, 2018

Feast of the Holy Family

Holy Family, by Juan Simón Gutiérrez

Reposted from Sancta Missa, History of the Liturgical Year, available here.

Holy Family

Why is this Feast celebrated today, instead of closer to Christmas? Because in Old Testament Law, a child wasn’t a son of Abraham or a true part of the family until his circumcision at 8 days of age, an event of Christ’s life that we celebrated on 1 January (from 25 December to 1 January are 8 days).
There are few private devotions associated with this day including the the blessing of children by their parents, the renewal of marriage vows (even if just privately), and consecration of the family to the Holy Family.
Consecration to the Holy Family
  O Jesus, our most loving Redeemer, who having come to enlighten the world with Thy teaching and example, didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph in the poor home of Nazareth, thus sanctifying the Family that was to be an example for all Christian families, graciously receive our family as it dedicates and consecrates itself to Thee this day. Do Thou protect us, guard us and establish amongst us Thy holy fear, true peace and concord in Christian love: in order that by living according to the divine pattern of Thy family we may be able, all of us without exception, to attain to eternal happiness.
  Mary, dear Mother of Jesus and Mother of us, by the kindly intercession make this our humble offering acceptable in the sight of Jesus, and obtain for us His graces and blessings.
  O Saint Joseph, most holy Guardian of Jesus and Mary, help us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal needs; that so we may be enabled to praise our divine Savior Jesus, together with Mary and thee, for all eternity. Amen.
  Say an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be three times.


The Feast of the Holy Family
by St. Bernard of Clairvaux
In Mary we praise that which places her above all others, that is, fruitfulness of offspring together with virginity. For never has it been known in this world that anyone was at the same time mother and virgin. And see of Whom she is mother. Where does your astonishment at this so wondrous dignity lead you? Is it not to this, that you may gaze in wonder yet never sufficiently revere? Is she not in your veneration, nay, in the esteem of Truth itself, raised above choirs of angels? Does not Mary address the Lord and God of all the angels as Son, saying: Son, why hast thou done so to us?

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January 2, 2018

LIFE SITE NEWS: Three Bishops Callout Pope Francis and Amoris Laetitia

Giving credit to 3 Bishops where that credit is due. Where are the rest of the 5,097 Catholic Bishops of the world? Every one of them should have signed the letter these three Bishops wrote...

BREAKING: Three Bishops call Pope’s reading of Amoris Laetitia “alien” to Catholic faith

ROME, January 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Three bishops have spoken out against Pope Francis’ interpretation of Amoris Laetitia to allow some remarried divorcees access to Holy Communion, saying such a reading is causing “rampant confusion,” is “alien” to the Catholic faith, and will spread “a plague of divorce” in the Church.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, Kazakhstan, Archbishop Tomash Peta, Metropolitan of Astana, and Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga of Karaganda, Kazakhstan issued a Profession of the immutable truths about sacramental marriage on December 31 as a “service of charity in truth” to the Church of today and to the Pope.
The bishops took the decision to make a “public and unequivocal profession of the truth” regarding the Church’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage because they say they “are not allowed to be silent.”
As Catholic bishops charged with defending and promoting the Catholic faith and common discipline, they say they have a “grave responsibility” and “duty before the faithful” who expect from them “a public and unequivocal profession of the truth and the immutable discipline of the Church regarding the indissolubility of marriage.”
They note that after the publication of Pope Francis’ document on the family, Amoris Laetitia, various bishops and bishops’ conferences have issued norms allowing some civilly remarried divorcees, not living in sexual continence, to receive the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. They point out that these various hierarchical authorities (Germany, Malta, and Buenos Aires, although they do not cite them by name), have also received approval “even from the supreme authority of the Church.”

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January 1, 2018


For those who might be interested enough to read them, here are of few of my resolutions for Anno Domini 2018:

Nothing will change here. I will still love and miss them like always: their voices; their faces; their particular personalities; their traits; their mere presence of being. I have been a non-entity with most these past 7-1/2 years, having heard from one of the older ones with whom a normal parent/child relationship exists that ..."they don't care." Well, that sentiment is more the shame for them than for me. I am a parent and used to such verbal petulance from a child, but not young adults with whom the capacity to see things as they should be under God's 4th Commandment is still extant, even if it is ignored and continually subdued. It does not change their culpability in neglecting - nay, to even attempt -  to correct an obvious wrong. Even as my own culpability remains in continuing to pursue the resumption of normal parent/child relations despite past failures. So, 2018 will continue the trend of one-way communications unfortunately. Or at least until their Blessed Mother brings them back to reality...

Nothing will change here either, I fear. Though he is still - and will always remain - in my prayers for his conversion back to Catholicism, he yet remains a walking, talking, jetsetter; an attention loving, dialoguing, glad-hander for the sworn-enemies-of-Catholics club; the de facto leader of the changelings-in-red (who themselves are supposed to be upholding the Roman Catholic Faith.) A Pope who is publically promoting heresy, with the blessings, praise and adulation of his underlings, the Cardinals...and their underlings, the Bishops..and their underlings, the priests...and their underlings, the pewsitters. Too harsh? Not really...any Catholic with even the most basic understanding of Sensus Catholicus and the 10 Commandments should be publicly speaking out against all the heretical, quasi-heretical or anarchic garbage that is currently promoted by the Modernist church in Rome. The 6th and 9th Commandments were meant by God the Father to mean one thing - NO! God is Absolute. God is Truth. God is Unambiguous. God is Mercy. God is Justice. God did not provide any subset to His Laws to account for future generations, cultural aberrations or societal deviances. What was defide then on Mt. Sinai, remains so even now in Rome. No Pope or nor his minions can change that Objective Truth, try as they might.

Nothing  changes here, neither. Like #2 above, he remains in my prayers, with the added bonus for a long and successful pontificate presidency. He continues to chart his own course, rile and daze the Hollywood elite and does not back down in the face of RHINO's who seemingly defeat his agenda. He just makes them all the more ineffectual by simply writing it off - at the moment - as a bad business decision and then presses on to more important matters. As a good businessman should. At least the above is my take on the "All My Children in Congress and Hollywood" soap opera available on C-SPAN.

Nothing changes here for 2018. I remain a committed Traditional Catholic of the 1962 liturgy type. Though born in 1954, I was nurtured on the 1962 liturgy and it is that liturgy and Faith that kept me from turning to the "dark side" in my young adult coming-of-age era, especially in the military and beyond. I could have - and probably wanted to at times - just shucked it all and start having "fun". Not worry about going to Mass (which I didn't for a rather long period, except when home on leave); not worry about the 6th Commandment; not worry about praying; not worry about my Soul. And especially, not worry about that pesky old Conscience. Fortunately for me, my Mother - the Heavenly One - never gave up on me (not that my earthly one ever did, God rest her Soul) and gently and firmly, continued to guide me (albeit unknowingly on my part) back to Catholic Reality. Which is probably why I remain closely attached to Her. Ad Jesum per Mariam!

What can I say? They have to have my prayers...they're too stupid to understand anything. I've never seen anyone or any class of people who were so aptly described by Del Spooner...a fitting description if ever there was one. They are more to be pitied... I sometimes equate them with Our Lord's final words from His Cross about his executioners: "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do". Reality will be a rude awakening for most of them, I fear.

Aside from the misuse of the word Catholic, these people are spiritually dead and will continue to be in my prayers for 2018 for their conversion back to the One True Faith. Also that they will be reminded of the Sanctity of Life and that the Creator of their life and the life of others, especially those within the womb, belong to the Creator alone to decide their fate.

A new one, this is. The only true way for Mexico to help herself is to revert to her Catholic roots, turn the civil government back to Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Civil and religious authorities in communion with each other need to turn to Our Lady to bring them out of the chaos and confusion they presently find themselves in. Enshrine images of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary in their Congress and Presidential Palace and I am sure peace would surely soon follow. And the drug cartels would in all probability be a thing of the past. If a Rosary Crusade initiated by  a Capuchin Friar can stop a Communist takeover of a country, why cannot Mexico achieve the above? (For that matter, why not the United States of America as well.)

That I can continue to maintain the good health I presently enjoy - my 63 years notwithstanding - and especially, to re-loose the 15 pounds I have gained since winter and the standard time change took away my incentive for walking in the evening while saying the Rosary.

I know...but I have to blame something for my weight gain. It's not my fault that winter and the time change interfered with my exercise schedule. Is it?

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