Thursday, April 30, 2020

Nationwide Renewal of the Consecration of the United States to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nationwide Renewal of the Consecration of the United States to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Archbishop Gregory will celebrate a brief liturgy tomorrow, May 1, at 3 pm (EDT) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as part of the Nationwide Renewal of the Consecration to Mary, Mother of the Church.  Live stream is available as noted below. Please communicate this to your communities in the way you deem best.
Archbishop Gregory will join with the Most Rev. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and bishops from across the United States and Canada, who, from their respective dioceses, will seek the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, during these unprecedented times of COVID-19.
Though the Basilica is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, the faithful will be able to participate via live stream on the Basilica’s website at nationalshrine.org/mass, on its YouTube channel at YouTube.com/MarysShrineand on its Facebook page at facebook.com/nationalshrine.
Worship aids are available here in English and here in Spanish to follow along with the live stream of the archbishop, to use if you plan to live stream from your parish, and to share with your parishioners to use in their homes.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

My latest column: “When This Plague Ship Returns to Port”

By Father Kevin M. Cusick

In my life as a chaplain I had occasion to observe human behavior up close. Particularly so on the aircraft carrier, a city at sea, where I served aboard for three years, and for two deployments within that period.

When the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower was fully loaded, to include the aircraft units, there were about 5,000 people aboard. The ship needed everything to run a military airport at sea and everything necessary to support the lives of the personnel needed for that mission. There were two nuclear reactors and everything entailed to operate the ship itself.

Start to list everything you need for your daily life at home to do your work — except for a commute by car — and you begin to get an idea of what is necessary to sustain life and well-being for the mission of the ship and the air wing aboard.

The personnel also needed to practice their faith and that was where I, among others, came in. Items for worship aboard included a home-made kneeler crafted by a young officer who had taken up woodwork as a hobby. He was my first convert on that assignment.

Read the rest: https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/a-leaven-in-the-world-when-this-plague-ship-returns-to-port/

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Reconsecrate USA in union with our Catholic bishops on May 1st at 3 pm

Reconsecrating the United States to Mary, Mother of the Church on May 1st at 3 pm

Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, is inviting all U.S. bishops to join him on May 1 in reconsecrating the U.S. to the Blessed Virgin Mary in response to the pandemic.

The reconsecration is timed to coincide with the bishops of Canada consecrating their own country to Mary at the same time.

Archbishop Gomez, who is the Archbishop of Los Angeles, said in a letter sent to all American bishops April 22 that the Marian reconsecration would be done under the title of “Mary, Mother of the Church.” He invited all the bishops of the country to join him in prayer on May 1 at 3 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

Archbishop Gregory will be live streamed from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 3 p.m. this Friday, May 1.

“Every year, the Church seeks the special intercession of the Mother of God during the month of May. This year, we seek the assistance of Our Lady all the more earnestly as we face together the effects of the global pandemic,” said Archbishop Gomez.

Marian Consecration prayer

By St. Maximilian Kolbe


O Immaculate, Queen of Heaven and earth, (Mother of the Church), refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy to you. I, (name), a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet, humbly imploring you to take me with all that I am and have, wholly to yourself as your possession and property.

Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases you.
If it pleases you, use all that I am and have without reserve, wholly to accomplish what was said of you: “She will crush your head,” and “You alone have destroyed all heresies in the whole world. ”

Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for introducing and increasing your glory to the maximum in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, and thus help extend as far as possible the blessed kingdom of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For wherever you enter, you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, since it is through your hands that all graces come to us from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

V. Allow me to praise you, O sacred Virgin
R. Give me strength against your enemies

Infectious disease expert slams study that panned hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment: 'It's a sham'

Infectious disease expert slams study that panned hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment: 'It's a sham'



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Sunday, April 26, 2020

How COVID19 Mania Dies: Not with a Bang but a Whimper

California Docs Say Lockdown vs. Non-Lockdown 'Did Not Produce a Statistically Different Number of Deaths'


https://youtu.be/xfLVxx_lBLU

Latest: Video has been removed

Saturday, April 25, 2020

“A peste, fame et bello, líbera nos, Dómine.“ Rogation Procession and Mass in Benedict, Maryland, today

Procession and Mass imploring God to avert pestilence, famine and war at Saint Francis de Sales Church today.

The Coronavirus pandemic is saving lives: Greenbelt, Maryland, abortion clinic closed today due to Government restrictions

Pro-life prayer witnesses reported from the location today that the Greenbelt human abortion slaughterhouse  known as “Metropolitan Family Planning (sic) Clinic” is closed. It turns out that, in fact,the coronaviruspandemic is saving lives: fewer unborn children are being slaughtered.

WORLD Pandemic Deepens Catholic Church’s Financial Crunch, From Vatican to Parishes

Pandemic Deepens Catholic Church’s Financial Crunch, From Vatican to Parishes


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Instead of Scaring the Hell Out of People Invite Them to Heaven

No, dying is not the worst destiny imaginable.
By Father Kevin M. Cusick

In the state where I reside, the governor is requiring face masks in grocery stores. The county in which I live is cracking down on people suspected of using a trip to the grocery store to get out of the house. They are accomplishing this by assigning shopping days to groups based on first letter of one’s last name. I can now only get groceries in my county on dates ending in the 0 or 5.

Absolutely Orwellian.


Yes, evidence points to the COVID19 virus being highly transmissible. Yes, hotspots can flare up again if people start interacting and congregating too soon.
But who decides how far we go before the cure is worse than the disease?
We keep hearing from the authorities, medical professionals — not to mention do-gooders of all kinds — that this is about stopping deaths. One fact that is hard to get around is that many people die from the flu each year, but we’ve never shut down the world for the flu before.


The overbearing attempts to save people from themselves can certainly be altruistic, but where does it all end?


It reminds me of incidents in my family when we children were young and one of us did something naughty. One ploy sometimes used by my parents to wring a confession out of the guilty party was to punish all of us until one of us fessed up.

Read the rest: https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/a-leaven-in-the-world-rather-than-offering-fear-offer-heaven/

Monday, April 20, 2020

My latest column: “Do Not Be Anxious About Anything”

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK

The Easter story told once again in our recent celebration of the Holy Triduum began with God’s “quarantine.”

Yes, our Lord spent forty days within the desert and without food or human company during that period. But that was merely the crystallization of the fact that by means of His Incarnation, His taking on our flesh, our Lord quarantined Himself, locked Himself voluntarily by means of His human nature, totally within the reality of our humanity, with all the consequences of our sins including death.

God imprisoned Himself within the reign of sin and death to save us. No one outdoes the Lord in His humility and solidarity with us.

God died.

Read the rest here: https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/a-leaven-in-the-world-do-not-be-anxious-about-anything/

New low: Poilceman barges into funeral Mass, confronts priest with cell phone demanding he obey order from mayor to stop. The priest quite properly refuses.

The shape of things to come has now arrived. The unbelievable is to be believed.


See video here https://gloria.tv/post/tdNTctjbHEER2XVj7iR3BjxXK HR

Our rallying cry is that of the Apostles: “We must obey God rather than men.”

Procession and Solemn High Mass for Rogation Day on Feast of Saint Mark at Saint Francis de Sales in Benedict, Maryland

Please join us via livestream as we observe the Major Rogation on the Feast of S. Mark, Saturday 25 April, at 10:30 AM, beseeching the Mercy of God and deliverance from chastisement.

Kavanaugh cites Roe v. Wade in opinion explaining when to overturn 'erroneous precedents'


Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kavanaugh-cites-roe-v-wade-in-opinion-explaining-when-to-overturn-erroneous-precedents

Michigan Governor mocks prolifers and glorifies legalized child murder

Pro-abort Michigan Governor Whitmer mocks prolifers and glorifies legalized child murder. This is what all the anti-Trump rhetoric is really about: blood money.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Death of Globalism: “among all the other corrections that his divine Majesty sends, the chastisement of pestilence is usually attributed to his hand in a more special way”

De Mattei: The hand of God and the hand of men
The international scenario in the spring of 2020 is new, unexpected, and dramatic. Confusion dominates because no one is able to truly say exactly what has happened: where the coronavirus came from, when it will end, and how it should be confronted.
What is certain, however, is that against this background, two cities continue to fight in history, the Civitas Deiand the Civitas Diabuli: their aim is to annihilate each other. They are the two cities that Saint Augustine speaks of: “One is the society of devoted men, the other of rebels, each one has its own angels – in the first city the love of God is superior, and in the other the love of self” (De Civitate Dei, lib. XIV, c. 13,1).
This mortal battle was evoked with efficacious words by Pius XII in his discourse to the men of Catholic Action on October 12, 1952. The Pope affirmed that the world was threatened by an enemy much worse than the fifth century enemy Attila the Hun, “the scourge of God.” “Oh, do not ask us who the “enemy” is or what clothes he wears. He is found above all in everyone’s midst; he knows how to be violent and subtle. In these last few centuries he has tried to create intellectual, moral, and social desegregation of the unity of the mysterious organism of Christ. He wanted nature without grace; reason without faith; freedom without authority; and sometimes authority without freedom. He is an “enemy” who has become ever more concrete, with a ruthlessness that still leaves people astonished: Christ yes, Church no. Then: God yes, Christ no. And finally his full cry: God is dead; and even: God never existed. And behold the attempt to structure the world on foundations that we do not hesitate to point out as the principal things responsible for the threat that is incumbent on humanity: an economy without God, a law without God, a political system without God.”
The school of Counter-Revolutionary thought gave this school the name of Revolution, referring to the teaching of the popes: a historical process lasting over many centuries that has as its goal the destruction of the Church and Christian civilization. The Revolution has its agents all of the secret forces that work in both a public and hidden manner for this end. The Counter-Revolutionaries are those who oppose themselves against this proces of dissolution and who fight for the restoration of Christian civilization, the only civilization worthy of the name, as Saint Pius X recalls (Encyclical Letter Il fermo proposito, June 11, 1905).
The clash between revolutionaries and counter-revolutionaries continues in the age of the Coronavirus. It is logical that each of these seeks to draw out the maximum advantage from the new situation. The existence of disturbing revolutionary maneuvers seeking to profit from the events does not however mean that these forces created the situation in which we find ourselves, in which they control and direct it. The representatives of the most diverse governments, from China to the United States, from Great Britain to Germany, from Hungary to Italy, have imposed on their nations the same health measures, such as quarantine, which some of them initially mistrusted. Would these political leaders really allow themselves to be dominated by a health dictatorship imposed on them by virologists? But the virologists in turn, who at the beginning were divided because some of them considered the coronavirus only as a “bad influence,” were assaulted by reality and today are all in agreement on the necessity of more drastic measures in order to contain the virus. The truth is that medical science has revealed itself as being incapable of eradicating the virus. The choice to impose quarantine, the same choice that has been made for millennia in the face of a grave epidemic, is born from common sense, not from their specific medical competence.
The problem naturally is not only the many health concerns but also the economic and social consequences that the virus can have in our interconnected society. But the solution to these sorts of problems that are getting worse throughout the world belongs to politicians, not doctors. And if the international political class hides behind the screen of health officials in order to make its decisions, that is because of the inadequacy of those who govern the world today. The political failure parallels the health failure. How can we forget that the supreme international health authority, the World Health Organization, announced thirty years ago “a world without epidemics” thanks to its project called “Health for everyone before the year 2000,” with the consequence that in many countries the funds dedicated to health were cut or dedicated primarily to rare diseases? The director of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is politically close to communist China, went to Beijing on January 28, 2020, and after meeting with President Xi Jinping told the world that everything in Wuhan was under control, minimizing the extent of the catastrophe. Only after many, many hesitations did the WHO acknowledge the reality while continuing to lie about the number of people infected and the number of deaths caused by it, which were certainly not overestimated but rather were underestimated.
In addition to the economic and social problems, there are the equally serious psychological and moral problems that are a result of a prolonged lock-down and the radical change of life that has been imposed by the coronavirus. But here the last word rests not so much with doctors and politicians as with priests, bishops, and finally the supreme pastor of the universal Church. And yet the image that Pope Francis gave during the Easter Triduum was that of a man who is downcast and depressed, unable to confront the catastrophe with the spiritual weapons at his disposal. The same thing may be said about the majority of bishops. The class of ecclesiastical leaders, who are devoid of serious theological studies or any authentic spiritual life, have shown themselves to be just as inadequate as the political class in guiding its flock through the darkness of the present time.
What should counter-revolutionaries do in this situation – those who are faithful to Tradition, zealous Catholics who are full of the apostolic spirit? What should their strategy be in the face of the maneuvers of the forces of darkness?
First of all, they ought to show that a world is collapsing, the globalized world that the deformed projects of Bill Gates and his friends will not succeed in keeping on its feet, despite all of their efforts. The end of this world that is a child of the Revolution was announced one hundred years ago at Fatima, and the horizon that we have in front of us is not the hour of the final dictatorship of the Antichrist but rather that of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, preceded by the chastisements announced by the Blessed Mother if humanity would not convert. Today, even among the best Catholics, there is a psychological resistance against speaking of chastisements. But Count Joseph de Maistre admonishes us: “Chastisement governs all of humanity; chastisement guards it; chastisement keeps watch while the watchmen sleep. The wise man considers chastisement as the perfection of justice” (Les soirées de Saint Petersbourg, Pelagard, Lyon 1836, vol. I, p. 37).
Saint Charles Borromeo in turn recalls that “among all the other corrections that his divine Majesty sends, the chastisement of pestilence is usually attributed to his hand in a more special way,” and he explains this principle with the example of David, the sinner king, to whom God gave the choice of either plague, war, or famine as a chastisement. David chose the plague with these words: “Melius est ut incidam in manus Domini, quam in manus hominum.” It is better that I fall into the hands of God than into the hands of men. Therefore, Saint Charles concludes, “the plague, along with war and famine, is attributed very especially to the hand of God” (Memoriale ai Milanesi di Carlo Borromeo, Giordano Editore, Milan 1965, p. 34). 
It is the hour to recognize the merciful hand of God in the scourges that begin to strike humanity.
Roberto de Mattei
Translated by Giuseppe Pellegrino @pellegrino2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

One of the most inspiring photos of the week: Easter Mass in Saint Paul

This is one of the most inspiring photos I saw last week. I must admit I reacted with some emotion as I saw the hardship through which the priest and people of Saint Agnes parish in Saint Paul were willing to want to go, despite freezing temps and snowfall, for the sake of contact with the risen Lord and for communion of prayer with each other in order to share more fully in the graces of the holy Mass of Easter Sunday. Photo courtesy of The Wanderer Twitter feed.


Canon law expert: “... there is no such thing as a ‘private’ Mass”

Read it here: https://canonlawmadeeasy.com/2020/04/16/cancel-public-mass-private-mass-instead/

Thursday, April 16, 2020

My latest: “Do Not Be Anxious About Anything”

The Easter story told once again in our recent celebration of the Holy Triduum began with God’s “quarantine.”
Yes, our Lord spent forty days within the desert and without food or human company during that period. But that was merely the crystallization of the fact that by means of His Incarnation, His taking on our flesh, our Lord quarantined Himself, locked Himself voluntarily by means of His human nature, totally within the reality of our humanity, with all the consequences of our sins including death.
God imprisoned Himself within the reign of sin and death to save us. No one outdoes the Lord in His humility and solidarity with us.
God died.”

Read the rest: https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/a-leaven-in-the-world-do-not-be-anxious-about-anything/

Saturday, April 11, 2020

How to make a triple candle for the pre-1955 Easter vigil




Use three 23 inch 51% beeswax candles. Tape together well at the bottom.

Use a knife to carve out a cavity for attaching to a broom stick.



Grasp at taped ends and immerse in hot tap water to soften for the space of three Hail Marys.

Separate candles at angle and then immerse again to fashion curves between candle ends and meeting point of candles.




Attach to the stick for lifting up during the procession into the church. Decorate with flowers or greens to cover the tape.




Quit Twitter: Twitter founder to send $1B to population control groups

Jack Dorsey wants to support a progressive political agenda, including 'reproductive health,' after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

When you hear reproductive Health, think abortion. Same thing.

Quit Twitter now and stop sending advertising dollars to that satanic social media platform.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/twitter-founder-to-send-1b-to-population-control-groups?utm_content=bufferb737b&utm_medium=LSN%2Bbuffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=LSN

Friday, April 10, 2020

They find out they’re ”called” to be women “priests” by going to, wait for it: services run by women priests!

Truly original.

Not Catholic in the least: Catholic sacraments require a valid matter and form. And you weren’t Catholic if you participate in a heretical sect that chooses the sex of priests over the necessity of receiving grace, the source of salvation and the purpose of the true Church.

On Good Friday one more example of Jesus betrayed:

"A DeLand resident followed her calling and became ordained as a Roman Catholic priest, which the Catholic Church declines to recognize."

https://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20200409/defiance-in-deland-woman-ordained-roman-catholic-priest

Human beings once again display a nearly limitless capacity for turning any subject matter into fodder for mere fantasy, including revealed Christian faith as preserved inviolate by the Church.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Bishop Olmsred: “ ‘Protecting Abortion Access is a Catholic Value”? A damned lie”



The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted is the bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix. He was installed as the fourth bishop of Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2003, and is the spiritual leader of the diocese’s 1.1 million Catholics.

‘DAMNED LIES, AND LIVING THE GOSPEL OF LIFE’


On speaking truthfully and serving moms in need — ‘Evangelium Vitae’ at 25


“The acceptance of abortion in the popular mind, in behavior and even in law itself, is a telling sign of an extremely dangerous crisis of the moral sense, which is becoming more and more incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, even when the fundamental right to life is at stake. Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name, without yielding to convenient compromises or to the temptation of self-deception.”
— “Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)” 58

The above quote from St. John Paul II was published in 1995, when the 4D ultrasound was not yet available, when Roe v. Wade’s pathological assault on truth was just 22 years old.
Just this month, on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, a prominent politician threatened two sitting justices with a “whirlwind” for upholding challenges to the abortion stronghold in our country. Nearby, a large placard prominently placed for the cameras stated, “Protecting Abortion Access is a Catholic Value.”


This is a lie. This is a damned lie. Damned because such a twisting of the truth, one of many produced by a culture of death, can only come from the pit of hell. In the same section of “The Gospel of Life,” St. John Paul II continues, “In this regard the reproach of the Prophet is right on the mark: ‘Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness’ (Is 5:20)”.
Access to homicide of our most innocent brothers and sisters is a Catholic value? Nothing could be further from the truth. Any candidate for office believing or asserting such a twisted lie is malevolent and/or confused on a fundamental level; any Catholic candidate doing the same is a Judas of our day.


Many thanks to Dymphna’s Road

How very kind:


Many thanks to Dymphna Road blog.

Visit the blog at http://dymphnaroad.blogspot.com/2020/04/st-francis-de-sales-in-benedict.html?m=1

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

799 new subscribers needed for our YouTube channel to live-stream Traditional Latin Mass on Easter Sunday

Our YouTube channel for Saint Francis de Sales Church in Benedict, Maryland is found at this link:


https://youtu.be/bJ2BNUfS2e0


Please subscribe: we need 799 more followers by Easter in order to live-stream holy Mass for the Resurrection of the Lord. Thank you,

Dr Janet Smith: By all means protect lives from COVID19, but “the purpose of our living is worship”.

Some priests are getting pushback from church leaders for taking the initiative of offering Mass for Catholics who attend in their cars without violating local directives for COVID19 precautions.

Dr Janet Smith is leading an initiative to request that the bishops not overreact and give up entirely our need and right to worship in person at Sunday Mass, albeit from within our vehicles.

“Living is important, but the purpose of our living is worship.”

Dr Smith’s interview with Raylond Arroyo is at this link:

https://youtu.be/-EnexzXyngA



“The sacraments are the ‘personal protective equipment’ of Catholics and enable us to be in the field hospital of the sick and dying”

If you would like to support Dr. Janet Smith’s initiative requesting a more aggressive support for availability of the sacraments on the part of our bishops you can visit this link and sign her letter here:

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

#AndraTuttoBene: A Message of hope from our suffering friends in Italy


All will be well.

My friend Andrea sent this video which includes footage from his home city of Verona and also the seaside town of Peschiera, both places I have visited with him.



Monday, April 6, 2020

Must-see: Andrew Bolt commentary on overturning of Cardinal Pell guilty verdict

The Australian justice system is a joke, at least in the state of Victoria, and a very destructive one at that. Here is how the High Court in that troubled country described the preposterousness of the charges against him and of which he was found guilty:

"The assumption that a group of choristers, including adults, might have been so preoccupied with making their way to the robing room as to fail to notice the extraordinary sight of the Archbishop of Melbourne dressed 'in his full regalia' advancing through the procession and pinning a 13 year old boy to the wall, is a large one."

May God have mercy on the so many malign agents in the destruction of a good man of God’s reputation. Cardinal Pell responded in Christian character by saying he bears them “no ill will”.

Andrew Bolt’s commentary a must-see at this link:

https://youtu.be/bP1HN6T2FG8

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Please pray for Carolyn

Please pray urgently for Carolyn Parson, a mother of 8.

She is back in the hospital, trouble breathing, blood markers for heart damage up to 20 when they are supposed to be .1.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Families Celebrate Holy Week at Home

Holy Week will be different this year as families find creative ways to mark this most important phase of the liturgical year while sheltering in place at home to help ”slow the spread” because public Masses and other liturgies have been canceled. Slowing down a virus doesn’t have to mean stopping expressions of faith, however.

Some families will stage their own passion plays and Stations of the Cross as did one family this week in the Archdiocese of Washington.


All evil, including disease, entered the world through sin

Wherefore as by one man sin entered into this world, and by sin death; and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned. 

- Romans 5, 12

And God chastises those whom He loves:

“And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us:
Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God.
For think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself; that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds.

“For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin:
And you have forgotten the consolation, which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord; neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him.

“For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth; and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Persevere under discipline. God dealeth with you as with his sons; for what son is there, whom the father doth not correct?

“But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are made partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.

“Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live?

“And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.

“Now all chastisement for the present indeed seemeth not to bring with it joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield, to them that are exercised by it, the most peaceable fruit of justice.”

Hebrews 12:1-11

You don’t want to be a bastard, do you? No, I didn’t think so.


Friday, April 3, 2020

Live stream traditional Latin Masses reaching thousands of homebound Catholics

As the screenshots show, a recent traditional Latin Mass, which you can observe at the link also provided on this page, reached over 1000 people, while hundreds are reached on a typical day. This scenario is being repeated all over the country and the world.

With public Mass cancelled people are watching the Mass of their choice on line. Exposure to the traditional Mass is no doubt increasing as a result of the Church’s response to the pandemic. Don’t forget that many tradition leaning Catholics compromise and go to the new Mass to keep “peace” in the family.

https://www.facebook.com/stfrancisbenedict/videos/524303985164112/

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic an Opportunity to Strengthen Catholic Identity

By Fr. KEVIN M. CUSICK

Never let a crisis go to waste. This is true for cynical politicians and unscrupulous business types. Should it be true for the Church as well? I think so.

Weeks ago, dioceses nearly worldwide, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, have ordered public Masses canceled. Bishops have stipulated that these not be replaced by Communion services which will also draw a gathering.

Priests were often told what not to do and left scrambling to figure out what to do. They should certainly continue to offer Mass privately, and for the intentions and needs of their people. But priests are fathers, left mired in frustration if they think they are not doing enough to care for their flocks.

Read the rest: https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/a-leaven-in-the-world-a-chance-to-strengthen-catholic-identity/

How about public Mass in grocery stores, Dunkin’ Donuts or liquor stores?


Surely all lawyers would agree that bishops would not incur liability for disease or death in these cases, right? Because we all know who is running the Church right now.


RIP: More than 11,500 people have died of COVID-19 in Italy

Vatican flags are flying at half-staff on Tuesday in solidarity with the victims of the coronavirus in Italy and worldwide.
“Today, in solidarity with Italy, the Holy See will display flags at half-mast in mourning to express its closeness to the victims of the pandemic in Italy and in the world, to their families, and to all those who generously struggle for its end,” Holy See Press Office Director Matteo Bruni told journalists on March 31.
Pope Francis met with the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the Vatican the day prior as the Italian government attempts to confront an outbreak which has led Italy to have the highest number of coronavirus mortalities in the world.
More than 11,500 people have died of COVID-19 in Italy after a total of 101,739 people have been documented by the Italian Ministry of Health as infected with the coronavirus. Throughout the world, more than 37,800 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.
Read the rest: https://catholicherald.co.uk/vatican-flags-at-half-staff-in-solidarity-with-coronavirus-victims/

Almost 11,000,000 completely preventable deaths so far this year: abortions

Death is on everyone’s mind. Diseases such as Coronavirus and other causes are preoccupying our society and causing 10,000,000 people to lose their jobs as of last counting.

The tragic deaths due to Coronavirus number 21,000 so far this year. But there are other causes of death that we must fight as well. This is about human life, correct?

Abortion is death. Completely preventable. It’s the intentional taking of innocent human life by means of legal child murder.


So far, this year, almost 11,000,000 human beings have died through the intentional actions of other human beings.

Coronavirus is bad. And we’re doing everything we can to stop it.

Abortion is worse and it continues every day.

The experts tell us the coronavirus is preventable by changing behaviors. So is abortion.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Knights of Columbus Dump Crux: Who Picked up the Slack?

Commodification of the Catholic faith, like it’s a product, a do-it-yourself or self-styled product just like any other in our materialistic society seems to be an ever-popular idea.
Individuals who represent themselves as journalists for the sake of the Catholic faith fall into the same trap.
You may remember the stupefaction a few years back when the KofC announced they were bankrolling heterodox-friendly Cruz a few years ago. That bad idea his now come to a bad end ...
Knights Quietly Pull the Plug on CRUX
“So it may come as a shock to many Knights and Catholic laity that after four years and more than two million bucks of hard-earned grassroots Knights of Columbus money  gone down the drain, the Supremes at the Knights Tower in New Haven, Connecticut,  have finally pulled the financial plug on Crux.”

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