This explains the fake vibe I was getting from the beginning on this project.
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Chartres Bishop Philippe Christory, 65, walked among them on Sunday. The column was eight kilometres long and included people from 28 countries. 300 priests walked with them and heard confessions.
France's biggest TV station TF1 spoke well of the pilgrimage on its Sunday news programme which sounds wrong.
Michael Matt (RemnantNewspaper.com) said that the [blind and polemical] Vatican could see “a non-polemical and joyful expression of the youth, vitality, and unitive power of the Latin Mass.”
The video below shows Bishop Christory with the pilgrims on Monday.
Monday, May 29, 2023
Friday, May 26, 2023
Over 16k: “Chartres’ Record Number of Pilgrims Is a ‘Stunning Testimony to the TLM’s Popularity Among Young Catholics’”
See Michael’s excellent recent documentary exploring the history, the present, and the future of the pilgrimage:
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Bonjour from Paris.
I am staying in an 18th century building with exposed wood rafters and low ceilings.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Monday, May 22, 2023
Please pray for me, many priests and over 15,000 faithful as we walk the pilgrimage for Pentecost from Paris to Chartres next Saturday through Monday.
I’m taking my daily walking Rosary to France—don’t forget yours here at home! And pray with me also for P.G., my benefactor.
In Jesu et Maria,
Thursday, May 18, 2023
"Dearly beloved brethren, the words of the Holy Gospel, which have just been read, lie open before you, and, lest their very plainness should make them seem to some to be hard, we will go through them with such shortness as that neither may they which understand not remain unenlightened, nor they which understand be wearied. The Lord saith Let your loins be girded about. Now, we gird our loins about, when by continency we master the lustful inclination of the flesh. But, forasmuch as it sufficeth not for a man to abstain from evil deeds, if he strive not to join thereto the earnest doing of good works, it is immediately added And your lights burning. Our lights burn when, by good works, we give bright example to our neighbour; concerning which works the Lord saith Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Which is in heaven. Matth. v. 16.
Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great.13th on the Gospels.
Viri Galilǽi, quid admirámini aspiciéntes in cœlum? allelúia: quemádmodum vidístis eum ascendéntem in cœlum, ita véniet, allelúia, allelúia, allelúia. Acta 1:11
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
North Carolina just overrode the anti-life governor and approved a ban on abortion. God bless North Carolina.
The approval of the law, the funds of other citizens, the assistance of doctors: nothing is owed to anyone who wants to commit murder, to include a pregnant woman rejecting the humanity of the child in her womb by premeditating killing by means of abortion.
No assistance of any kind is ever owed under any circumstances to any person who is contemplating disobeying the 4th commandment.
“Thou shalt not kill.”
Monday, May 15, 2023
May 16th 2023, the 26th day of the Moon, was born into the better life:
At Prague, in Bohemia, [in the year 1390,] holy John of Nepomuc, Canon of the Metropolitical Cathedral Church in that city, who, when he had been vainly tried to make him violate the seal of sacramental confession, was cast into the river Moldau, and so earned the palm of martyrdom. We keep feast in his honour upon the 30th day of this present month of May.
- Roman Martyrology martyrology Randomized clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines: Do adenovirus-vector vaccines have beneficial non-specific effects?
Randomized clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines: Do adenovirus-vector vaccines have beneficial non-specific effects?
Sunday, May 14, 2023
The SSPX just consecrated a very large church that garnered a lot of attention. Evidently they managed to get the pope’s attention as well. He asked “where” they get all their money. Shows what’s on his mind.
The recently consecrated and largest SSPX church in the world, the Immaculata in Saint Mary’s, Kansas.
It’s called the Faith. That’s where the money comes from, as Bishop Fellay rightly responded. That’s the job of the Church: the Faith and saving souls. We save souls by means of teaching the Faith, strengthening faith by means of the sacraments, reproving erring sinners as well.
That’s what the SSPX is doing: the Catholic Faith in a focused way to save souls without modernist distractions, accretions, substitutions and deceptions. And they are getting the very generous support they, and God, deserve.
So, I ask, why are Cardinal Burke and others who are responsible for knowing better, repeating the lie that SSPX is schismatic? Is it to dissuade needy souls and their dollars, who aren’t getting fed or saved in destroyed novus ordo parishes, from migrating to the nearest SSPX chapel, as many are already increasingly doing in the toxic new TC environment?
Even Pope Francis in Argentina was able to figure out the SSPX is Catholic and went on record saying so. The SSPX has faculties for confessions and weddings. Surely if the SSPX were truly schismatic the Church would yank the permission? But they haven’t. Surely the few orthodox bishops we have left can breathe a sigh of relief and gratefully agree with the pope at least on this one issue.
While attendance and dollars continue to nosedive in the Church, the few remaining generous traditional faithful are needed more and more. Guilting them into staying where the Faith is under attack is all the bishops have left.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
“….he is the true and genuine Catholic who loves the truth of God, who loves the Church, who loves the Body of Christ, who esteems divine religion and the Catholic Faith above every thing, above the authority, above the regard, above the genius, above the eloquence, above the philosophy, of every man whatsoever; who set light by all of these, and continuing steadfast and established in the faith, resolves that he will believe that, and that only, which he is sure the Catholic Church has held universally and from ancient time; but that whatsoever you shall find to have been furtively introduced by some one or another, besides that of all or contrary to that of all the saints, this, you will understand, does not pertain to religion, is permitted as a trial, being instructed especially by the words of the blessed Apostle Paul, who writes thus in his first Epistle to the Corinthians, ‘There must needs be heresies, that they who are approved may be made manifest among you:’ as though he should say, This is the reason why the authors of Heresies are not forthwith rooted up by God, namely, that they who are approved may be made manifest; that is, that it may be apparent of each individual, how tenacious and faithful and steadfast he is in his love of the Catholic faith.”
- S. Vincent of Lérins, Commonitorium 20.48
Here’s why. Devastating.
My mother was a well trained nurse back when science was science, meaning it admitted its limits. And she taught us the scientific fact that whatever you put into your body has side effects.
A neighbor was at the doctor for a visit. He recommended she get the vaxx. You know: that one.
He described all the things that could possibly happen if she didn’t get vaxxed. Something he couldn’t possibly know. I suspect he didn’t describe the possible side effects of the vaccine. Just a hunch.
She gave in under the pressure and got the vaxx. Three days later at home she got confusion, dizziness and other symptoms. She ended up on the floor and had to be taken to the hospital.
What do you bet he’d say he knows for certain her symptoms can’t be from the jab? Something he couldn’t possibly know.
She’s trying to recover at home now but also has a case of sciatica making sleep difficult. Suffering.
If your doctor pretends to be omniscient get a new doctor. Getting COVID can cause side effects, even death tragically. As also can an experimental “vaccine” that might just possibly not really be a vaccine.
Please don’t get the vaxx.
Friday, May 12, 2023
“A priest cannot live his priesthood in a fulfilling way if he accepts a sword of Damocles hanging over his head all the time.”
“ … a priest cannot live his priesthood in a fulfilling way if he accepts a sword of Damocles hanging over his head all the time. Likewise, he cannot live serenely if he is constantly on the lookout for the slightest rumour. A priest should live united to his Mass, without having to wonder if he will still be allowed by his superiors to celebrate it tomorrow. He is supposed to be concerned with sharing, with other souls, the great treasure that he dispenses, without constantly living in fear of being deprived of it himself, or having to live with the hope of a miracle that will enable him to escape the precarious situation in which he finds himself. I sincerely do not think that Divine Providence wants this kind of situation.
“Moreover, unfortunately, the members of these institutes, like many other priests who wish to celebrate the Tridentine Rite, live in such fear that they condemn themselves to silence in the face of current events in the life of the Church. Alas, they know very well that the day they begin to express reservations about what is happening in the Church today, the very same day, the sword of Damocles could fall upon them – and Cardinal Roche is ready to remind them of this at any time! I say this in all charity: this situation provokes a permanent dichotomy between the liturgical sphere and the doctrinal sphere, which risks making these priests live in a permanent state of deception, paralysing them irremediably, when faced with the necessary public profession of their faith.”
Fr Davide Pagliarani
Superior General, SSPX
May 12 2023
Thursday, May 11, 2023
An electrifying recent story on Gloria.tv galvanized me, seizing my attention: “Jesuit Smashes Idols In Africa”
“Fr Peter Ryan, SJ, visited his brother William, a Fidei Donum priest from Washington, in his mission parish in Togo, West Africa, he writes on CatholicWorldReport.com (18 April).
“During the visit, a delegation from a prominent family appeared who had decided to renounce their ancestral idol and asked Father William to destroy it.
“Several other neighbouring families joined them. The big day began with Mass, followed by a procession of hundreds from the church to the houses, where holy water and exorcising salt were used. Father Peter enthusiastically smashed the idols with a sledgehammer before burning their remains.
“The faithful sang "Yesu enye dzidula! (Jesus is the victor!). Finally, the main pagan shrine was demolished and a large cross was placed in the middle of the rubble.”
These faithful people responded to the Lord’s invitation to share in the freedom from sin and death He won for us through His death and Resurrection. And they responded with sincerity and simplicity. The smashing of the false idols which had enslaved them was the price of fully and consistently accepting and living out their new-found freedom in faith.
They could see with clarity what they needed to do. Their idols are of an obvious kind, naive and primitive, though evil all the same. Rejecting Christ, however, does not necessarily entail only a modern version of the golden calf.
“For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols;
but the Lord made the heavens.” Psalm 96, 4-5
For the gods of the peoples are idols. Demons, that is.
Would that we had had such a Jesuit in Rome to smash the Pachamamas that were insinuated into Catholic churches and the Vatican itself during the Amazon Synod. Africans understand well that these are idols, too. Perhaps we needed some Africans in Rome to take care of the job. At any rate an Austrian flew in, as we all learned, and tossed them in the Tiber.
Can you imagine the scandal when these new believers, with their zeal and new innocence, see the pope with others in the Vatican gardens bowing down and kneeling in the presence of an image of South American pagan fertility goddess? This scandal yet awaits reparation in Rome itself, public and intentional.
In reading about idolatry “over there” one may easily get a false sense that such never happens here. We have our idols, too, all the more insidious for perhaps being less obvious.
Thank you for visiting.
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