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.
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?
[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.
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?
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.
Courageous, outspoken priests who boldly defend Church teaching are few and far between. We are blessed to have one here in central Missouri: Father Anthony Viviano, Moderator of Pro-Life Ministry for the Diocese of Jefferson City and pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia. In his homily last weekend, Father Viviano passionately called out… Continue reading Missouri priest to Biden, Pelosi: “If you’re going to make a mockery of the Catholic faith, I’ll have something to say about it.”