Pro-life concerns about Amendment 2.
Solemn High Mass at St. Francis de Sales Oratory at 9:30am. You can still make it!
“The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others . . . . This basic hatred is the heart of Marxism.” — Henry Hazlitt
Recall that the best Man ever, alive right now, better off than you by infinity, is Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, the only Savior of the world.
Today, July 17, marks two anniversaries in the long war against the revolution against God– one infamous, one glorious.
On July 17, 1794, the revolutionary mob guillotined the martyrs of Compiègne (as an aside, one of them, Blessed Juliette Verolot, is my youngest daughter’s patroness). The glory of these holy women is eternal.
On July 17, 1936, the Spanish Nationalist army in Morocco began the uprising that overthrew Communism in Spain for nearly two generations. Their glory, too, is eternal. May it give us courage in the continuing fight against the revolution at our own doorstep.
It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed. . . . So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven. I’m sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them. And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it.
Now that he is running for President, I thought it would be good to report on Kanye West. Do I support him, assuming he’s serious? Too early to tell. For all kinds of reasons, Trump is likely the last, best chance for what you know as the United States as we know it.
But would Kanye be a better President than Joe Biden?
Oh honey. By a factor of a zillion, and not just because he’s in his right mind.
Kanye actually knows about
you know, the thing Jesus Christ, and believes in Him. And he’s a bright and successful businessman. Like Trump, though there is much in the past to deplore, he appears to have had some kind of conversion experience that has changed his public positions.
So, with all that in mind, I present episode 1 of True Things Kanye Says:
Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.
No, not here. Of course not. In Serbia.
Most years on this date I greet my readers with a post memorializing the end of the American experiment embodied in the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 (which, coupled with Gettysburg, ended any realistic hope of Southern victory in arms). Or sometimes I post a pithy greeting “celebrating” the victory of some Freemasons over the illegitimate Protestant Monarch.
But no, not today. Though King Lincoln killed the Constitution long ago, though our judges and petty tyrant politicians have dug it up and killed it over and over again, I will play it straight today.
We still have something to celebrate. We still have a modicum of freedom, if we are willing to defend it. We have not lost forever the rule of law, if we are willing to work to get it back. And with all of our problems, our evil ways, our stupidity and laziness– even with all of it so obviously rampant– this is still the country where it is possible.
So, dear readers, God bless you. Happy Independence Day!
Today is the great Feast of the Visitation. On the real calendar. You know, the Catholic one.
I read a meditation today on the “delicacy of Our Lady’s charity and humility.” We are called to imitate her charity and humility. May she ever aid us.
Today also marked the ordination to the sacred priesthood of 9 new Canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest by His Eminence Cardinal Burke. Among them are several who served as candidates in Saint Louis. Two in particular are in our hearts, who served here during the time our rector was battling cancer. One of them, Canon Stephen Sharpe, has been the seminarian our family has spiritually adopted and prayed especially for during all these years. Congratulations to him and all the newly ordained, and may Our Lord and Lady ever guide and shelter them.
God bless the Institute. Pray for priests!