Me & Bergoglio Down by the Synod

From John Vennari comes this little parody. I’m sure you’ll recognize the tune. In these crazy times, we have to laugh to keep from crying.

Well, that was fun! We all know that we’re in for a rough ride between now and the Synod of 2015, “The Synod to end all Synods”,  it has been called. Even though the Pope seems to be more careful in his off-the-cuff verbosity these days, his followers among the clergy are eagerly plunging in. Blasé Cupich is now imitating Pope Francis by refusing to live in the historic Bishop’s mansion in Chicago, and the ever affable Cardinal Sean, as he prefers to be called, has passed judgement on Our Lord Himself by affirming that if he were starting a church, he sure wouldn’t discriminate against women as Jesus apparently did. Now, that is humility in the true style of Francis himself, much more humble than Christ!

And so it goes…

First Saturday of December is coming up, followed by the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8. Please, if you possibly can, make your First Saturday. It is a tough sacrifice, but these are times for tough Catholics! This December 8, Our Lady’s beautiful feast day, is a rare occasion, which presents us with the opportunity to attend Mass on First Friday for reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, First Saturday for reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sunday, and then celebrate her feast day on Monday, which is a glorious opportunity after 4 days of Masses, to re-consecrate yourself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is truly a time of unparalleled blessings as Our Blessed Mother nourishes her children with every imaginable grace in such a generous profusion.

Even if you have not had the time to prepare fully for the Total Consecration, please consider simply making your Consecration from your heart anyway. The first time I tried to go through St. Louis de Montfort’s program, everything that could possibly happen, happened to interfere and when the time came, I realized I could not even attend the ceremony at our parish church. I was so disappointed, but then after pouring out my heart in prayer to our Blessed Mother, I just decided to do the consecration myself after confession and Mass and Holy Communion, and tried to keep her close in my heart all that day. Since then, I have never stopped trying, day by day to keep close to her although my frequent failings have often made me wish to cringe from her in shame. But that would be to imply that my sins were greater than her mercy and that is foolish indeed!

So go, make your consecration, all you need is the intention, just turn to her for the rest, and you will be amazed at her tender love!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, be Queen of my heart!

St. Joseph, terror of demons, protect me and our family!

~ evensong ~

The Gates of Hell


The Sign of Contradiction
A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.


“The Gates of Hell have opened, and all the devils have come out. Evil has been unleashed.” (Bishop Shlemon Warduni, Chaldean Patriarchate via Rorate)

For years now, there has been a little noticed genocide proceeding inexorably against the most vulnerable people in the mideast, Christians. In Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Israel, Catholics and Orthodox, vulnerable because they have no religious leaders to command world attention to them, are slowly but very efficiently being driven from their homes and their churches are destroyed. In Mosul and across the plains of Nineveh, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is silenced, displaced by the shrill cry of the muezzin.  Continue reading “The Gates of Hell”

Pope Francis and Fatima

The following is an updated repost regarding Pope Francis disdain for Fatima.

At Fatima, Our Lord Jesus Christ sent us His Beloved Mother to offer us His mercy yet again, if we heed the call to penance and reparation to her Immaculate Heart, which is the means He gives to us to save ourselves and other sinners from the wrath of His justice.

In her apparitions at Fatima and the ones following, when Sister Lucia was at her convent, Our Lady showed her Immaculate Heart and requested specific reparations be made; among them were the First Saturdays of Reparation and the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, by the Pope and the Bishops. Our Lord Jesus Christ also appeared to Lucia to request compliance with Our Lady’s wishes. The apparition of 13 June, 1929 was the most significant of the apparitions and in it, Our Blessed Mother formally requested the Consecration of Russia.

That apparition  deserves a post of its own and I am working on it, but for right now, suffice to say that the Virgin Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ requested acts of reparation and obedience, both private, – as in our rosaries and offerings of sacrifice and penance in our daily duties – and public, – as in the First Saturdays of reparation and the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope and Bishops.

Never at any time has any Pope since Fatima propagated the acts of reparation needed. An encyclical or Moto Proprio enjoining the First Saturdays of Reparation would have helped so much. As would the simple compliance of Consecrating Russia properly. The Popes instead made “entrustments” and consecrated the world and so on; apparently dancing around the edges of the issue while dodging the actual obedience required.

And all the while, God’s wrath is building. And His signs increase as well. In the midst of the horrible apocalyptic blast at Hiroshima, devout Catholics were spared, totally untouched by the radiation. In Pope Francis’ own domain, in Buenos Aires a beautiful Eucharistic miracle was given, but went unheeded by this Pope who evidently has a tin ear for the Eucharistic sacrifice.

Vatican II was a severe chastisement for the Church and its work of destroying the Church is coming to a climax shortly. The Vatican II wrecking crew have so thoroughly done their jobs that few Catholics today have any inkling of the true faith. Therefore, they are not that distressed in the unfortunate utterances of Pope Francis and his gaffe of the day routine. Even traditional Catholics did not object at Pope Begoglio’s awful consecration of his reign to Our Lady of Fatima. If sincere, he should have gone to Fatima and humbled himself and personally consecrated his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima, humbly vowing to be obedient to her demands, all of them!

Since this post was originally written, we have had yet another “entrustment” of the world, which is becoming insulting. To understand how insulting these continued false consecrations, or entrustments of the world are, I offer an example.  Continue reading “Pope Francis and Fatima”

History, Fatima and the Bishop of Rome

Professor Roberto de Mattei has been fired from Radio Maria for the following article. The action taken by Father Livio Fanzaga is exquisite proof of the the truth of Professor de Mattei’s observations. This article is from the Lepanto Foundation by way of Rorate Caeli. The emphasis is mine; please check out Rorate for full information on this momentous event.

Motus in fine velocior

by Roberto de Mattei [Feb. 12. 2014]

February 11, 2013, is a date which has entered history. It was on that day that Benedict XVI communicated to an assembly of astonished cardinals his decision to renounce the pontificate. The announcement was received “like lightning in a serene sky,” according to the words addressed to the Pope by the cardinal deacon Angelo Sodano, and the image of lightning which, that very day, had struck the Basilica of St. Peter, spread throughout the world.  Continue reading “History, Fatima and the Bishop of Rome”

Perspective on Chastisement

Italian historian Roberto de Mattei helps us put our current situation in perspective. I’m currently reading his latest book, “The Second Vatican Council (an unwritten story)” and so this article immediately grabbed my attention.

Professor de Mattei points out, “History never repeats itself exactly but the past helps us to understand the present. In the 16th century, the Catholic Church went through an unprecedented crisis. Humanism, with its immoral hedonism, had infected the Roman Curia and even the Pontiffs themselves. Against this corruption there emerged Martin Luther’s Protestant pseudo-reform…”  Continue reading “Perspective on Chastisement”