Meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s likely replacement to the SCOTUS

Ruth Bader “Boozin’ ‘N’ Snoozin’” Ginsburg may seem like she attended law school with Moses, but in reality she’ll be turning 86 this March.

With that said, it’s a fair bet that RBG will be the next one to create an opening for a seat on the Supreme Court, either by resignation or the biological solution.

So it’s actually quite a timely moment to discuss just who might replace Ginsburg, and that person is the same one who came within a hairsbreadth of being named instead of Brett Kavanaugh. Namely, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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Courageous US bishop slams ‘Homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church’

Hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

After decades worth Catholic bishops either too cowardly or secretly complicity in the homosexual rape and abuse scandal the wracked the Church worldwide, the pendulum is ever-so slowly starting to swing the other way.

In a letter to the faithful via the diocesan newspaper The Catholic Herald, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, has fired a broadside aimed directly at the hierarchy of the Catholic Church here in the United States.

And in His Excellency’s “letter to the faithful,” Bp Morlino has the guts to call out “sexual sins by bishops, priests, and even cardinals.”

The bishop even went as far as to cite the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report as well as name Archbishop Theodore McCarrick who Bp Morlino cites as the person responsible for the “McCarrick affair”.

The same Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report specifically notes of well over 300 “predator priests” as well as more than 1,000 victims, as reported by NBC News.

As His Excellency noted in his open letter to the Catholics of his diocese;

These actions, committed by more than a few, can only be classified as evil, evil that cries out for justice and sin that must be cast out from our Church.

Faced with stories of the depravity of sinners within the Church, I have been tempted to despair. And why? The reality of sin — even sin in the Church — is nothing new. We are a Church made of sinners, but we are sinners called to sanctity. So what is new?

What is new is the seeming acceptance of sin by some in the Church, and the apparent efforts to cover over sin by them and others. Unless and until we take seriously our call to sanctity, we, as an institution and as individuals, will continue to suffer the “wages of sin.”

At the heart of the matter of Bp Morlino’s open letter is the convergence of Catholic priests and homosexuality.

Pontifical Mass for the Feast of Candlemas. (Photo: The Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison.)

As he also penned;

“We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege, but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all.

To call it anything else would be deceitful and would only ignore the problem further. These actions, committed by more than a few, can only be classified as evil, evil that cries out for justice and sin that must be cast out from our Church.”

In what many may consider the bishop’s most controversial statement in his open letter, he brings up the question of those seeking to further water-down the Catholic teachings regarding both the homosexual inclination as well as engaging in the homosexual act itself;

“If you’ll permit me, what the Church needs now is more hatred! As I have said previously, St. Thomas Aquinas said that hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity. As the Book of Proverbs says “My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness (Prov. 8:7).” It is an act of love to hate sin and to call others to turn away from sin.

There must be no room left, no refuge for sin — either within our own lives, or within the lives of our communities. To be a refuge for sinners (which we should be), the Church must be a place where sinners can turn to be reconciled. In this I speak of all sin. But to be clear, in the specific situations at hand, we are talking about deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics. We’re also talking about homosexual propositions and abuses against seminarians and young priests by powerful priests, bishops, and cardinals. We are talking about acts and actions which are not only in violation of the sacred promises made by some, in short, sacrilege, but also are in violation of the natural moral law for all.”

It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord. The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest. And the decision to act upon this disordered inclination is a sin so grave that it cries out to heaven for vengeance, especially when it involves preying upon the young or the vulnerable. Such wickedness should be hated with a perfect hatred.

Christian charity itself demands that we should hate wickedness just as we love goodness. But while hating the sin, we must never hate the sinner, who is called to conversion, penance, and renewed communion with Christ and His Church, through His inexhaustible mercy.”

In what seems like music to many traditionally-minded Catholics, Bp Morlino hammered Catholic clerics who seek worldly acceptance by constantly preach of some all-encompassing notion of warm-and-fuzzy “luv” while purposefully ignoring the reality of sin;

“For too long we have diminished the reality of sin — we have refused to call a sin a sin — and we have excused sin in the name of a mistaken notion of mercy. In our efforts to be open to the world we have become all too willing to abandon the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In order to avoid causing offense we offer to ourselves and to others niceties and human consolation.

Why do we do this? Is it out of an earnest desire to display a misguided sense of being “pastoral?” Have we covered over the truth out of fear? Are we afraid of being disliked by people in this world? Or are we afraid of being called hypocrites because we are not striving tirelessly for holiness in our own lives?”

Now that Bishop Morlino is a lone voice crying out in the wilderness, any chance that the remaining 312 Catholic bishops, archbishops, and cardinals will follow suit?

Call me a pessimist, but don’t hold your breath.

But I haven’t completely given up all hope.



Brit scientists reconstruct face of real Santa Claus

The traditional image of Santa Claus, aka: Saint Nicholas. (Wikimedia Commons)
The traditional image of Santa Claus, aka: Saint Nicholas. (Wikimedia Commons)

Santa Claus wasn’t even his real name. But thanks to the good folks at Great Britain’s Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Face Lab, we now know what the real St. Nicholas of Myra actually looked like. Continue reading “Brit scientists reconstruct face of real Santa Claus”

Another Catholic Archbishop Slams Tim Kaine’s Fake Catholicism

Faithful Catholics take the fight directly to the home parish of Tim Kaine. (Twitter)
Faithful Catholics take the fight directly to the home parish of Tim Kaine. (Twitter)

First came two of the more high profile Catholic Archbishops calling out just how phony Tim Kaine is regarding his claim to be such a “devout” Catholic, now another powerful Catholic cleric has added his voice. Continue reading “Another Catholic Archbishop Slams Tim Kaine’s Fake Catholicism”

Catholic Archbishops of Philly, Denver Tell the Truth of Hillary, Democrats

Set on the angry mode, Hillary Clinton rants on. (Wiki)
Set on the angry mode, Hillary Clinton rants on. (Wiki)

Hillary Clinton a “scheming, robotic liar with a lifelong appetite for power…” – Archbishop Charles Chaput.

In a move that may be too late, two of America’s leading Catholic clerics have put aside the political correctness that has poisonously infected the Catholic Church since the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s. Continue reading “Catholic Archbishops of Philly, Denver Tell the Truth of Hillary, Democrats”

Wikileaks: Team Clinton Attacks ‘Backward’ Catholics and Evangelicals

"Under God" honored. Supreme Knight Luke E. Hart presents President John F. Kennedy, a fellow Knight of Columbus, with a framed copy of the Pledge of Allegiance. (Twitter)
“Under God” honored. Supreme Knight Luke E. Hart presents President John F. Kennedy, a fellow Knight of Columbus, with a framed copy of the Pledge of Allegiance. (Twitter)

Democrats attack those “backwards” conservative Catholics…

What exactly makes one a “Conservative Catholic”? Could it be someone as myself who will only attend the Traditional Latin Mass, while renouncing many of the rather silly (read: watered down, if not blatantly sacrilegious) novelties that have reared their collectively ugly heads since the closing of the Second Vatican Council? Continue reading “Wikileaks: Team Clinton Attacks ‘Backward’ Catholics and Evangelicals”

‘Devout Catholic’ Tim Kaine’s Fake Catholicism Exposed

Tim Kaine - America deserves better. (Youtube)
Tim Kaine – America deserves better. (Youtube)

Don’t expect the Western media to ever factually report what the Catholic Church actually teaches. If anything, either through willful ignorance or willfully lying, the liberal media has quite the knack of bastardizing Catholic teaching to fit their agenda. Continue reading “‘Devout Catholic’ Tim Kaine’s Fake Catholicism Exposed”

Santa Muerte; Mexico sees sharp rise in Satanism, demonic possessions, excorcisms

Santa Muerte - Satanism hiding behind a thin mask of Christianity. (Pinterest)
Santa Muerte – Satanism hiding behind a thin mask of Christianity. (Pinterest)

The Santa Muerte cult “is the celebration of devastation and of hell.” – Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi

Veiled by the façade of Catholic imagery, reporter Thomas Williams of the Breitbart.com news portal is citing that the Mexican nation is seeing an alarming spike in “Death Cult, Demonic Possession, Exorcisms.” Popularly known as Santa Muerte (Holy Death), almost one in every ten Mexicans is an adherent to the worship-of-everything-evil death cult. Continue reading “Santa Muerte; Mexico sees sharp rise in Satanism, demonic possessions, excorcisms”

#NotMyPope trends among conservative Catholics

The South American socialist's moral equivalency a contributing factor why #NotMyPope is trending. (Photo: Youtube screen capture)
The South American socialist’s moral equivalency a contributing factor why #NotMyPope is trending. (Photo: Youtube screen capture)

Enough is enough. #NotMyPope trending in Western Europe, America…

First came the disastrous “Spirit of Vatican II” which was suppose to “open the windows” of the Church to “allow a fresh breeze.” But in reality the floodgates of moral ambiguity, progressivism, and the worship of feelings were kicked wide open. Continue reading “#NotMyPope trends among conservative Catholics”

Conservative Catholics launch 54-day Rosary for America ‘to return to holiness’

A US Marine prays his Rosary - Korean War. (Photo: Pinterest)
A US Marine prays his Rosary – Korean War. (Photo: Pinterest)

Arguably one of the few remaining clerics in the College of Cardinals who still adheres to traditional Catholicism, Raymond Cardinal Burke has officially endorsed Father Richard Heilman’s call for Catholics to pray the 54-Day Rosary Novena. Continue reading “Conservative Catholics launch 54-day Rosary for America ‘to return to holiness’”

French priest beheaded, nun fighting for her life; ISIS takes credit

PriestMartyredUPDATE: Fox News is reporting that one of the released hostages says that the Islamic jihadists made Father Hamel to kneel on the altar as they beheaded him.

The Islamic caliphate has struck again. This time two attackers armed with knives have attacked a rural Catholic parish in the small Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen.

According to multiple sources, not only has ISIS taken credit for the terrorist attack, the killers themselves were heard screaming “Allahu Akbar” and “DAESH” throughout the attack the country church. Continue reading “French priest beheaded, nun fighting for her life; ISIS takes credit”

Will Japan (or Obama) ever apologize for the murder of my cousin?

Father Jesus Baza Dueñas - A true hero.
Father Jesus Baza Dueñas – A true hero.

The Independence Day holiday is upon us. And not all that long ago, we as a nation had to endure our own Commander-in-Chief deliver his de facto apology to the Japanese nation for the American deployment of Fat Man and Little Boy during the Second World War. Or as Obama characterized the bombing of Hiroshima, “on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky”. Continue reading “Will Japan (or Obama) ever apologize for the murder of my cousin?”

France’s new Sainte Jeanne d’Arc defends nation from foreign invaders

Marion-Marechal-Le-Pen-la-jeune-deputee-a-accouche-!_portrait_w674According to Catholic teaching, The Maid of Orléans came to national prominence in her native France when the country was in danger of being overrun by a foreign army.  With it eventually declared by the Catholic Church that young Joan was divinely inspired, she was proclaimed a Saint and Patroness of both the French nation and France’s Armed Forces by Pope Benedict XV in 1920. Continue reading “France’s new Sainte Jeanne d’Arc defends nation from foreign invaders”

European refugee flood; the revolt of the Christian laity

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While Europe nations from the Balkans to Scandinavia are attempting to cope with at least hundreds of thousands of refugees already on the continent, the leaders of the three largest Christian Churches in all of Christendom, albeit to various degrees, are exhorting the faithful to assist the migrants. While the Pontiff of Rome, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, and the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’ have expressed varying degrees of support for the migrants, the pushback is coming from an unexpected source; the Christian laity.   Continue reading “European refugee flood; the revolt of the Christian laity”

African Catholic bishop: Hillary ‘thinks she is a god’

hillaryWhile a number of both theologically and politically conservative-leaning American Catholics have bemoaned the hard left turn that’s become commonplace in the American Church, a Nigerian bishop is raising eyebrows due to his decidedly non-politically correct opinion of the presumptive Democratic Party presidential frontrunner. As reported by The Washington Free Beacon news portal on May 1, 2015, Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of the Diocese of Oyo in southwestern Nigeria left little to the imagination on exactly what his thoughts are concerning Hillary Clinton. Continue reading “African Catholic bishop: Hillary ‘thinks she is a god’”

Britain: Monk expects jail for defending traditional Catholic teachings

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Video seen below – Amid laughs and shouts of “Free Palestine,” “run you Kuffars” and “Allahu Akhbar,” London police run away from rioters.

With seismic cultural shifts shaking Western culture with almost predictable regularity, the smatterings of reports regarding individuals or institutions defending traditional values and solidly defined moral codes are sometimes pigeon-holed as the figurative and always curious man-bites-dog stories. Such may be the case of Brother Damon Jonah Kelly, 53, of the Diocese of Corby, Northamptonshire, England, who was arrested in nearby Cambridgeshire for violating Britain’s so-called “hate speech” laws, as reported by the Christian-centric Life Site News service on Dec. 17, 2014.

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Israel’s Arab Christians get back to their Aramaic roots

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As a people, the Encyclopædia Britannica says the Aramaeans essentially ceased to exist centuries ago. Yet best known in the West as the language spoken by Christ, the Aramaic language survives to this day in both isolated villages in the Middle East and in the liturgical language of Lebanon’s Maronite-Rite Catholics.

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The myth of the Metrosexual Jesus

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In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m one of those Latin Mass-only renegades that Father Too-hip and Sister Mary Polyester warned you about.

With that said, I must ask: When did Jesus become such a wimp?

Allow me to go a bit further, when did Christianity become so wimpy? When did The Savior become the world’s first great social worker?

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Catholic leader: ‘The more that gov’t mandates evil actions, the more likely civil disobedience becomes’

“The more that government mandates evil actions, the more likely civil disobedience becomes …”

Although widely ignored by most of the American media, as well as many of his brother priests doing their best to distance themselves from him, one of the leading Catholic clerics in the United States has warned Barack Obama that the more “government mandates evil actions, the more likely civil disobedience becomes,” as reported by the right-of-center Cybercast News Service (CNSNews.com) on Feb. 14, 2014.

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Charlie Daniels Steps Up to Defend Catholics Nuns, Hammer RINOs

charliedaniels15-430x250It’s not everyday that a born-again Evangelical Protestant from North Carolina comes to the defense of Catholic nuns, but that’s exactly what happened, as reported by Michelle Malkin’s Twitter watchdog site Twitchy.com on Jan. 3, 2014.

A native of Wilmington, NC, Charlie Daniels took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to defend the Catholic Order of The Little Sisters of the Poor as the take the Obama Administration to court over the ObamaCare mandate that the Sisters financially support abortions for members of the laity employed by the Order.

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God is a Southerner

confederate-papistDominus Vobiscum, Y’all…

There is absolutely nothing as pleasant to the ear or refreshing to the soul as to hear Liturgical Latin spoken with a genteel Southern accent.

In regard to my fay-vo-rite Son of the South, Latin Mass sayin’ priest, I couldn’t help but wonder what it may have been like for the good Pater if any of his Southern Baptist cousins ever queried him about the Traditional Latin Mass.

I would imagine that the conversation between Father P and Bubba ( you just know there’s got to be a Bubba in there somewhere) might sound like…

Bubba: You know, cousin… I was wondering about that “Latin Mass” that you talk about so much. Mind if I ask you a few questions?

Father P: Go right ahead, Bubba.

Bubba Ray: Is it true that you ask folks in heaven to pray for you?

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