On Sunday, September 18, the Jefferson City News-Tribune carried a full-page advertisement paid for by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a coalition of 37,000 non-religious Americans who seem to revel in the deterioration of this nation’s moral collapse. It is a poke in the eye to Catholics, with a headline that mocks the ubiquitous… Continue reading Missouri bishops, help this poor woman.
It’s tempting to throw stones, figuratively speaking, at elected officials and candidates—like Trudy Busch Valentine —who dare call themselves Catholic while advancing the morally bankrupt Democrat agenda. They are legion in the current U.S. Congress, where 14 Senate Democrats and 77 House Democrats, including Madame Speaker Pelosi, espouse their Catholic faith along with Commander-In-Chief Biden.… Continue reading Trudy Busch Valentine is one very lost sheep.
Photo credit: Vatican Media Yesterday I attended a special Mass followed by the Consecration Prayer at St. Joseph's in Westphalia. The pews were packed, albeit mostly with parish school kids and, I'm guessing, fifty or sixty adults. I had expected far more. How was your experience? Did you attend a local consecration? Was the church… Continue reading What now?
As I write here, naysayers are at work to shred all hope in the validity of tomorrow's Consecration of Russia/Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It's easy to succumb to the negativity. Don't! I say, as much to myself as to you.
[photo credit: catholicleader.com.au] It's happening. The saga of Our Lady of Fatima's quest for the consecration and conversion of Russia, divinely destined to take place but circumvented at every turn for more than 100 years, is taking shape as I write this. The darkness of uncertainty abounds as hand-wringing and speculation continue, but rays of… Continue reading Bishop McKnight calls for consecration of Russia/Ukraine
I was overjoyed to hear yesterday's breaking news that Pope Francis will consecrate Russia (and Ukraine, which is for all practical purposes Russia) on Friday, March 25 . . . that is, until I quickly realized he has not as yet ordered the world's bishops to participate, as directed by Our Lady. Since then, Latin American bishops have stated… Continue reading Our Mother awaits. Her children pray. The world suffers.
Editor's note: This post was written for Catholic365.com. Due to a glitch which we are still working out, it is not accessible on their site. Because of the timely nature of the content, we are reposting it here. Today as the Church pays homage to In Cathedra S. Petri Apóstolo (the Chair of St. Peter),… Continue reading 60 Years Later: Pope Saint John XXIII trumps Pope Francis
Perhaps like some of you, I've been silent on the Synod on Synodality. For me, it has seemed pointless to comment on an exercise that ostensibly gives voice to the "ideas, dreams and concerns" of Catholics "in the margins", according to Pope Francis. As a Traditional Latin Mass Catholic truly marginalized by this pope, I… Continue reading Time to ‘voice your ideas, dreams and concerns’ in 3 sentences or less.
To be clear, the question posed by the "Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection" specifically asked whether our lawmakers should permanently defund "family planning centers affiliated with abortion providers" including, of course, Planned Parenthood. Potato, potahto. They are all connected. In any case, the answer to the question is an unequivocal YES, as… Continue reading Should Missouri lawmakers defund Planned Parenthood?
“Most of all, know that God created you, God loves you and God is on your side.” Thus concludes a statement of support for LGBT youth, signed by 14 U.S. Catholic bishops to date, in which Church teaching on chastity and homosexuality is sparsely quoted. The bishops (including one cardinal) have referenced only one sentence of… Continue reading Father Viviano stands in truth and love against pro-LGBT message from Church hierarchy
Photo Credit: AP/Joe Rosenthal We know who we are. We're the ones who kneel, on the ground if necessary, to receive Holy Communion on our tongues. We're the 30% of practicing Catholics—the Remnant—who still believe Our Lord is really and truly made present in the Eucharist. Here in the Diocese of Jefferson City, and likely… Continue reading A book to read for those who persist.
Good priests are hard to find but easy to identify. They all have targets on their backs. Father Altman of La Crosse, Wisconsin, is just one example. Most recently the Left has called for Father Altman's removal because he, quite rightly, advised Catholics not to take the immoral and dangerous Wuhan flu shot. But there… Continue reading Another holy priest under attack.
Editor's Note: This commentary is submitted by a Traditional Latin Mass Catholic who has often driven from his home at the Lake of the Ozarks to attend the TLM celebrated by Father Hager at St. Barnabas in O'Fallon. A much beloved priest and pastor, Father Hager is responsible for bringing the Latin Mass to St.… Continue reading How to close a self-sufficient parish while saying that you’re not
Your Excellency: Your public response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict has, perhaps unintentionally, served to advance a false, divisive and dangerous narrative. I speak for the many in your flock who view this as reckless irresponsibility and even heresy, as your statements are in alignment with the intrinsically evil Marxist agenda perpetuated by Black… Continue reading Bishop McKnight, stop stoking racism.