Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

34-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel Mary Greets Travelers Passing Through Delaware

The 34-foot-tall stainless steel Mary was officially dedicated on May 26, 2007. Her Immaculate Heart, surrounded by a crown of thorns, is hollow, and those who contribute $100 to her maintenance fund can have their names placed inside it through a hatch in the back.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Active duty military forbidden to participate in indoor worship

A southern Maryland Catholic pastor has reported that active duty military personnel have called him to inform him that he will not see them at Sunday Mass because they’ve been ordered to attend only outdoor services for the time being. They told the priest they will not see him again until the order changes.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Like a New Columbus the Church Must Replant The Faith


Our annual Corpus Christi procession has grown in size and grandeur in the ten years since I resurrected it. Now akin to a spiritual army in battle array, with banners flying, priest and faithful advance triumphant and victorious upon the field of engagement against an unbelieving world. This is a far cry from its dried and neglected roots after years of desuetude.

Processions, and anything beyond the mere Sunday obligation to attend Mass only, had been forgotten or relegated to the increasing number of “options” that seemed to promise a new and exhilarating freedom from obligations generally after the malaise that came with the advent of the “new and improved” Church of Vatican II.

The freedom of Christ had become confused with a supposed freedom “from” Christ. When the practice of the faith atrophies down to the mere obligatory the process is not a static one. That which does not grow withers and dies. Devotions, and even some sacraments such as Confession, began to fade into the background as vestigial memories.

A kind of spiritual materialism prevailed. The visible signs of bread in Communion and oil in Confirmation were thought to be something to “have.” This while the invisible aspect of forgiveness of sins through absolution was thought no longer necessary.

Read the rest: https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/like-a-new-columbus-the-church-must-replant-the-faith/
Photo source: nativenewsonline

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Saint Junipero Serra, pray for us!

Saint Junipero founded the Catholic missions in alta California, today the state of California, bringing salvation to the natives. He defended their human rights as they were under attack by colonial forces, and, though handicapped, walked and otherwise traveled by sea 2,400 miles to Mexico City to defend them by asking that a nefarious colonial military leader be removed.

It is estimated that Serra travelled more than 6,000 miles in the Alta California missions. He confirmed 5,309 persons during the 14 years from 1770 to his death at age 70 in 1784.

Source: https://carmelmission.org/visit/st-junipero-serra/

In photo: The statue of Serra that once stood in Golden Gate park in San Francisco before it was pulled down by vandals in June 2020.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Recite the Consecration Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an expiatory prayer ordered by Pope Pius XI

“At length, in the year 1765, the Supreme Pontiff Clement XIII approved the Mass and Office in honour of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus; and Pius IX extended the feast to the universal Church. From then on the worship of the most Sacred Heart, like an overflowing river, washing away all obstacles, hath poured itself forth over all the earth, and, at the dawn of the new century, Leo XIII, having proclaimed a jubilee, decided to dedicate the whole human race to the most Sacred Heart. This consecration was actually carried out with solemn rites in all the churches of the Catholic world, and brought about a great increase of this devotion, leading not only nations but even private families to it, who in countless numbers dedicated themselves to the Divine Heart, and submitted themselves to its royal sway. Lastly, the Sovereign Pontiff Pius XI, in order that, by its solemnity, the feast might answer more fully to the greatly widespread devotion of the Christian people, raised the feast of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus to the rite of a double of the first class, with an octave; and moreover, that the violated rights of Christ, the supreme King and most loving Lord, might be repaired, and that the sins of the nations might be bewailed, he ordered that annually, on that same feast-day, there should be recited an expiatory form of prayer in all the churches of the Christian world.“
 - Breviarium Romanum

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

When you force people underground you can’t assess their size and strength

Good point:

They may crawl out of their underground bunkers just long enough to vote.

My latest column: “Sin Is Personal Before It Is Social Or “Systemic”

Sin is always personal in nature whether or not at some point it also becomes “systemic“.

One would have to be blind or dishonest to deny that George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin. Reaction against the outrage was nearly as universal as it was immediate.

Others are writing very well about the hijacking of this tragic death by Marxist and anarchist revolutionaries to overthrow the hated American system. ”The Issue Is Never the Issue — The Real Issue Is the Revolution” in the June 8, 2020 issue of TFP by James R. Bascom is a good example.

The riots which overwhelmed the many peaceful protesters we now know were opportunistic invasions by revolutionary and terrorist factions such as BLM and antifa.

Police abuse of power does happen as in the case of George Floyd and others. This does not change the fact that there are at the same time many good police officers who should not be “painted with the same brush” as those who break the law.

One of the tactics of the revolution is to go after the “system” and, thus, one of the demands of the revolutionaries is to “defund the police.” If the whole system is corrupt, then throw it out.
Except it isn’t.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Bishop breaks through hospital clergy ban and anoints local pro-life leader

Sid Marcus, a local pro life leader for many years in Maryland, and his wife Susanna were involved while operating a motorcycle in an accident with a drunk driver around Memorial Day and both ended up in the hospital with numerous injuries. Sid has gone through a number of surgeries himself and is still hospitalized while wife Susanna has been released to physical therapy.

The hospital where Sid has been treated has been denying clergy entry unless and until danger of death for reasons of COVID precautions but, despite the ban, Bishop Coffey, an active prolife witness himself, of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, was able to gain entry yesterday and to anoint Sid in the hospital.

The Marcuses are parishioners at Saint Francis de Sales in Benedict, Maryland, and attend the Sunday traditional Latin Mass there weekly.
Bishop Coffey

Susanna and Sid Marcus

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Corpus Christi procession today in Benedict, Maryland

Saint Francis de Sales today held the Corpus Christi procession to the shore of the Patuxent River to mark the solemnity in Benedict, Maryland, with adoration and benediction at our altar on the dock before returning to the church.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

My latest: “Take A Knee For God, Not Man“

After the killing of George Floyd by a corrupt white police officer in Minneapolis, America took to the streets in protest. Peaceful protesters were quickly infiltrated by bad actors, likely funded by nefarious interests under the guise of Black Lives Matter and other causes, and things turned violent.
We don’t know for certain if the motive which took another life in that case was racism or simple colorblind hatred. It would take a trial and witnesses, even better a confession, to uncover the true reason for such evil. But the result was a mass gut reaction verdict of racism based on the video of a white on black assault resulting in death.

Once the flames were fanned and emotions were engaged, the stage was set. The many with upright motives demonstrating in the street day and night became one element of the recipe for violence. Pallets of bricks began appearing — pre-positioned in numerous locations, ostensibly stolen from construction sites nearby — as potential weapons.

We don’t know yet whether some of the protesters were paid to fan the flames of passion. Authorities say that anarchists and simple lust for violence were involved. However it happened, passions boiled over, resulting in destruction and theft of property and, more significantly, additional injury and death.
The lives that were then lost included those of policemen. One had his throat slit and another was stabbed in the neck. One particularly heartrending killing involved a retired officer attempting to defend a private business from potential looters. As he, David Dorn, also a black man, lay dying on the sidewalk, someone recorded his demise rather than attempting to help.

Violence doesn’t solve the problem of violence, and more hate is not the answer to hate. Sin cannot wipe away or heal from sin.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Catholic southern Maryland pastor reports snakes swarming on rectory door

A nearby pastor in southern Maryland sent this photo of snakes swarming in wreath on his rectory front door. Perhaps they are nesting in the plank siding of the very old house which serves as his Rectory? Or is this a sign of something more malign afflicting the Church and calling for exorcism these days?  He reports at least onE snake on another window as well.

For the feast of the Most Blessed Trinity recite the Athanasian Creed

 Symbolum Athanasium

Whosoever willeth to be saved, * before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic faith.
Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, * without doubt he shall perish eternally.
Now the Catholic faith is this, * that we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.
Neither confounding the Persons, * nor dividing the substance.
For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, * and another of the Holy Ghost.
But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is one, * the Glory Equal, the Majesty Co-Eternal.
Such as the Father is, such is the Son, * and such is the Holy Ghost.
The Father Uncreated, the Son Uncreated, * and the Holy Ghost Uncreated.
The Father Infinite, the Son Infinite, * and the Holy Ghost Infinite. * The Father Eternal, the Son Eternal, * and the Holy Ghost Eternal.
And yet they are not three Eternals, * but one Eternal.
As also they are not three Uncreated, nor three Infinites, * but One Uncreated, and One Infinite.
So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty, * and the Holy Ghost Almighty.
And yet they are not three Almighties, * but One Almighty.
So the Father is God, the Son God, * and the Holy Ghost God.
And yet they are not three Gods, * but One God.
So the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, * and the Holy Ghost Lord.
And yet they are not three Lords, * but One Lord.
For, like as we are compelled by Christian truth to acknowledge every Person by Himself to be God and Lord, * so are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion to say, there be three Gods or three Lords.
The Father is made of none, * neither created, nor begotten.
The Son is of the Father alone: * not made, nor created, but begotten.
The Holy Ghost is of the Father, and the Son: * not made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.
So there is One Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; * one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts.
And in this Trinity is nothing afore or after, nothing is greater or less; * but the whole three Persons are Co-Eternal together, and Co-Equal.
So that in all things, as is aforesaid, * the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshipped.
He therefore that willeth to be safe, * let him thus think of the Trinity.
But it is necessary to eternal salvation, * that he also believe faithfully the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The right Faith therefore is, that we believe and confess, * that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and man.
God, of the Substance of the Father, Begotten before the worlds: * and Man, of the substance of His mother, born in the world.
Perfect God, Perfect Man, * of a reasoning soul and human flesh subsisting.
Equal to the Father as touching His Godhead, * inferior to the Father as touching His Manhood.
Who, although He be God and Man, * yet He is not two, but One Christ.
One, however, not by conversion of the Godhead into Flesh, * but by taking of the Manhood into God.
One altogether, not by confusion of Substance, * but by Unity of Person.
For as the reasoning soul and flesh is one man, * so God and man is One Christ.
Who suffered for our salvation, descended into hell, * rose again the third day from the dead.
He ascended into heaven, He sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty, * from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies, * and shall give account for their own works.
And they that have done good shall go into life eternal, * but they that have done evil into eternal fire.
This is the Catholic Faith, * which except a man believe faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved

Thursday, June 4, 2020

My latest column: “Coronavirus Cult vs Christianity?”

June 3, 2020

Christ offers the fact of salvation through the Catholic faith. This is a reality which guides us through the vicissitudes of history.

Changing circumstances through time and varying place by place since the Lord’s Passion, death, and Resurrection have included the eruptions of false cults and syncretist transmogrifications of the true faith, challenging Christians to recognize what is false and reject it for the sake of salvation in the truth alone.

The Lord’s command, “I am the Lord thy God. You shall not have false gods before me,” binds us to recognize when lies are mixed with truth and to keep the faith pure and without admixture of superstition and manmade cults.

Unlike the world, which changes like the theories of science, the faith alone remains as the sole connection to Christ the Savior. One cannot look to science or medicine, which can only delay the death of the body, to prevent both body and soul from being cast forever into Gehenna.

As opposed to the fact of faith we have the shifting theories of science. Some medical doctors change their advice from day to day. One particular doctor went from recommending masks not be worn to virtually requiring their use universally, all within the space of three months.

Doctors and others recommended total shutdowns of work and school, apparently without considering the consequences. Those consequences are now upon us and they are devastating. The doctors don’t have to live with the results of their advice, while now millions of Americans struggle with joblessness, poverty, depression, and sometimes even suicide.
Doctors who opposed the “company line” were ignored and many still are. They are banned from YouTube and other forms of social media because they do not conform to the latest among a constantly changing series of officially designated responses.

One would be forgiven for suspecting that the motive here is not health, but in some instances social control. When public safety rests upon shifting opinion rather than fact, there is the potential for a cult. When people’s fears are exploited for manipulation, and risk is enabled by irresponsible advice, superstitions can run rampant.
Then there are the facts.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

“All are welcome” at DC JPII Shrine

Today, at least, the typically liberal mantle of welcoming all without discrimination belongs to the JPII Shrine in DC, which issued the following statement after one sinner was recently publicly excoriated for daring to enter the space. Tax collectors and prostitutes and all that.

The sin of slandering police officers, accused falsely of using tear gas on peaceful protestors, has yet to be repented of, as far as I know.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Park Police Dispute Media Reports That Tear Gas Was Used On Peaceful Protesters Ahead Of Trump's Church Visit

Church leaders are attacking Trump for visiting religious sites based on false reports of the use of tear gas to clear protestors out of Lafayette Square prior to his previous appearance there Monday. Will they retract based on police department denial of the accusation?

Park Police Dispute Media Reports That Tear Gas Was Used On Peaceful Protesters Ahead Of Trump's Church Visit

Police also say protesters were removed because of their unsafe behavior, not because Trump was visiting the area:

Park Police say DC protesters cleared because they attacked cops, not because of Trump church visit: report


Being a Christian also means refusing to believe the worst first reports about someone, whether or not the person happens to be affiliated with one’s preferred political party or bias. And it also means amending one’s position if the first reports included false information.

Thank you, Father V on Twitter


I’ll take a president with a Bible any day over an evil agent of Planned Parenthood, racism and numberless satanic attacks on God.

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