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Thursday, January 5, 2023

EWTN's Pope Emeritus Benedict's Funeral Mass & Other Specials schedule



EWTN to Air Pope Emeritus Benedict's Funeral Mass and Other Specials 

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN will broadcast the Funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as well as many other special programs on Thursday, Jan. 5. The day’s schedule appears below. Please note: Times are subject to change. For live updates, please check EWTN’s website,; the EWTN app; and EWTN’s Facebook page, Here’s the lineup:

Thursday, Jan. 5

2:30 a.m. ET – Funeral Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI - Pope Francis celebrates the Solemn Funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, live from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Encores at 2:30 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET.

8 a.m. ET - Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – Live from the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels in Irondale, AL, celebrated by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word. Encore at 7 p.m. ET.

9 a.m. ET - Rosary for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI - Live from the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels in Irondale, AL, led by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word.

11 a.m. ET – The Papacy of Reason – Interviews with Church leaders, Vatican experts, Vatican experts, and prominent Catholic journalists on the principal teaching themes of the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI.

12:10 p.m. ET - Memorial Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI - From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., celebrated by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica.

1:30 p.m. ET – Thought of Pope Benedict XVI: Who is Joseph Ratzinger? – A spirited meditation on the life of Pope Benedict XVI with Fr. Charles Connor, Ph.D.

4:30 p.m. ET – Remembering Pope Emeritus Benedict Special from Rome - An in-depth look at the life and legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Something to Think About

Over at Church Militant today, Michael Voris put out a Vortex show entitled HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR:  Things get worse before they get better. Really?” speaking to the need for Catholics to “fight” against the fall of the world and not being “Pollyanna's”.

Voris makes the assumption that Catholics aren’t truly fighting against the corruption in our Church and our nation/government because so many believe that “things will get a lot worse before they get better”.

He says,  No one could have thought, even one generation ago, that any of the current conditions would be so prevalent, yet here we are. All of this, of course, suggests that things will get worse. On that score, we often hear the expression "Things will get a lot worse before they get better." The first part of that is certainly true, but the back half, "before they get better," has in there an assumption not rooted in anything realistic.

Who says things will "get better" or that there is some magical trajectory that things always improve? Most of humanity is damned. It certainly doesn't apply in the spiritual war, so why would anyone think it applies in the natural order of events? It's a Pollyanna reading of historical events. Left to their own natural arrangement, things get worse, not better.”

I take offense at his statement, “not rooted in anything realistic”, as if Catholics aren’t doing anything at all. We are just dead things floating along with the current. We aren’t dead and very many of us are certainly not going with the current.

Mr. Voris continues by saying, “Middle school students can learn about masturbation to pornography, get their biological sex characteristics cut off and even kill their children, all without their parents' knowledge, much less, consent. It took a century to get here and now, with all the momentum, it is only going to get worse.

Where is the organized counterattack? Where is the Catholic military response to this aggression? Your country, your land, has not been infiltrated. It's been invaded and is now occupied, and too many think clicking a petition or reposting some clever satire on Twitter is sufficient.

They want you to think that. It makes you feel secure, lulls you into a false sense of security, makes you feel like you are in the fight — but you're not (not in any meaningful way, that is). It's like voting Republican; sure, why not? But don't expect anything on that score, except a minor win here or there.”

I’ve got two thoughts on this, first Freemason’s founded the United States of America and perhaps it is doomed to fail because of that. Should the Freemason’s American experiment fail, what might rise up in its place? Something I occasionally contemplate.

Now no offense intended to Mr. Voris, but here’s something the single, never married, never a parent didn’t address.

My second thought, Catholic parenting. That is the ONLY “counter attack” that will create the army needed on this earth to fight this war.

Catholic parents, most of us I would think, know what our Lady said at Fatima, “The final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about Marriage and the Family. Don't be afraid…because whoever works for the sanctity of Marriage and the Family will always be fought against and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.”

We are here now. We are in the “final battle” our Lady warned us of. What the world needs are Catholic families raising decent, well taught and informed Catholic children. Homeschooling them or sending them to proven good Catholic schools and raising them in the Faith is how we fight against everything wrong in the world.

We convert nations beginning with raising devout Catholic children who will grow up to be priests, religious, and/or devout Catholic parents themselves raising the next generation after us. The first commandment God gave to Adam and Eve (besides not touching the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge) was to procreate! We are called to raise children! The battle has always been about the family.

Voris continues, “You need a fighting force before you can deploy it. Right now, the "force" resembles little else than a ragtag, confused gathering of a few people aimlessly wandering about, dazed and confused and clicking on things at their keyboards.

An army, a military, a militia — rooted in Catholic truth, trained and equipped for battle — needs to be built up. Part of all that includes knowledge of the past. How did we get here, who were the players, what did they espouse and so forth? This is a major reason we are asking for your support here at the end of the year, to keep Church Militant as the tip of the spear in this effort.”

He doesn’t see-or simply fails to mention, that it’s the Catholic fathers and mothers raising children that create the “fighting force”. Too many Catholics in my opinion are looking OUTSIDE of their family. As if the fix is simply donating to this or that organization. Sure support good organizations that you trust are making a difference, but focus first on your family. Your children are the next generation-how are you preparing them to live, thrive and survive what’s coming next?

We must all raise our children to the best of our abilities. I’m not naïve in thinking all our children will remain in the Faith. Sadly, we know this isn’t the case in society today- we’ve seen it in our own families. Yet this is our fight. Catholic parents must battle to keep our families intact and never give up on a wayward adult child (or any family member) that wonders away from the Faith. Pray and have faith like Saint Monica.

Mr. Voris ends by asking for a donation so Church Militant can continue their fight.

“Please contribute whatever you can to our continuing efforts here at this apostolate, to lay the groundwork for the counterattack. It must come — or give up any hope of things "getting better" after they get worse. Without a fight, they only get worse after they get worse.” 

Maybe I have tunnel vision, but all I’m hearing in my head & heart right now are the words of Our Lady of Fatima: “The final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about Marriage and the Family. Don't be afraid…because whoever works for the sanctity of Marriage and the Family will always be fought against and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.”

There’s another huge problem in the United States with parenting children that needs to be addressed. I’d like to see more Catholic outlets (including Church Militant) talk about this. Parentless children.

If you don’t have children have you considered adopting or fostering a child? Think of a parentless child in our nation today…they often know nothing of God. They’ve been abandoned, or orphaned and have no one to love them, guide them, prepare them or raise them up in the Faith that will save them and our society from falling further.

According to the United States Census Bureau, homosexuals are adopting and fostering more children than heterosexual people. My heart breaks for these children.


From the ACLA Williams Institute (2013):

Adopted children
Same-sex couples raising children are four times more likely than their different-sex counterparts to be raising an adopted child. Among couples with children under age 18 in the home, 13% of same-sex couples have an adopted child compared to just 3% of different-sex couples. More than 16,000 same-sex couples are raising an estimated 22,000 adopted children in the US (see Figure 4).

Among all children under age 18 being raised by same-sex couples, approximately one in ten (10%) are adopted, compared to just 2% of children being raised by different-sex couples. In total, 1.4% of all adopted children under age 18 living in households with same-sex or different-sex couples live in a same-sex couple household.

Parenting of foster and other children
Same-sex couples are six times more likely than their different-sex counterparts to be raising foster children. Among couples with children under age 18, 2% of same-sex couples are raising a foster child compared to just 0.3% of different-sex couples. Approximately 2,600 same-sex couples are raising an estimated 3,400 foster children in the US. In total, 1.7% of foster children living with same-sex or different-sex couples are being raised by same-sex couples.”

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From the United States Census Bureau 2020:

Who Is More Likely to Adopt?

Overall, same-sex couples were more likely (3.1%) than opposite-sex couples (1.1%) to adopt a child.  In fact, 20.9% of same-sex couples with children had adopted children; the same was true for 2.9% of opposite-sex couples with children.  

Same-sex couples were also more likely (0.5%) than opposite-sex couples (0.2%) to foster children.  

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Have we Catholics forgotten about these children in need? I hope not. 

What would our nation...our world look like if Catholics worked harder to adopt and foster ALL the abandoned children we could?

Something to think about…


In Christ,



Church Militant Vortex link:


Friday, February 18, 2022

Sunday, May 2, 2021

WARNING ADULT ONLY POST: Walmart selling and promoting pornography

     I don't shop at Walmart much at all, so maybe you all already know this, but it was shocking to me. I am writing this to inform others like me who may not be aware of what Walmart is selling on their website. 

This weekend I had caught the end of an old classic movie on TCM and wanted to see the entire thing. It wasn't available on my current streaming subscriptions so I searched for it and found it was available as a DVD on Walmart's website. 

I added it to my cart, and it said I would get free shipping if spend $11.00 more so I decided to look and see if there was anything else I might like. So I searched in "Movies & TV Shows/Complete Movie Series & Box Sets" and found the following (no warnings at all) on PAGE 1. 

Just disgusting. How many kids are looking for movies and this crap is showing up on Walmart's front page for movies and tv shows? It's right between Harry Potter and Friends!

More from the first page from Walmart...

This dvd came with no description, but I think the title & cover speak for themselves. 
It continues with...
This one has the following description from WalmartDomestic Girlfriend contains episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Shota Ihata. Natsuo Fuji has a serious crush on one of his teachers, Hina Tachibana, but since he knows he has zero chance of ever being in a relationship with her, he lets his friends talk him into going to a party where he meets Rui. One thing leads to another and then, well, neither of them is a virgin anymore. Unfortunately, it wasn't what they expected, but that's fine. They're just ships passing in the night and they'll never have to see each other again, right? Except when Natsuo's father announces that he's getting married again, Natsuo discovers that he's getting two new step-sisters as well. Now there's a problem, because one is his teacher, Hina, and the other is Rui. Yep, the family dinners at Natsuo's house are about to get REALLY awkward!Domestic Girlfriend: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
The movie genre for this is listed under "Adventure" by Walmart. 
And then there's this one, complete with a graphic description: 

Walmart description
About This Item
We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer
This Cool Devices Complete Collection contains all 11 episodes of the anime directed by Hiroyuki Utatane, Osamu Shimokawa, and Yumisuke Kotoyoshi:
Curious Fruit
Sacred Girl Lover Doll
Winter Swimsuit
Enema Kirei Seek I
Slave Girl Marino Seek II
S&M Queen Saki
Yellow Star
Slave Warrior Maya I
Slave Warrior Maya II
Fallen Angel Rina

Don't say we didn't warn you!

Enter a world of forbidden pleasure tightly bound together inside eleven erotic tales of lust and desire where the darkest yearnings and deepest hatreds intertwine to create the most exquisite ecstasy imaginable. Where sex and depravity shatter the illusion of innocence and replace it with the unquenchable flames of desire!

Special Features: Digitally Remastered, Art Galleries, Cool Devices Teaser & Trailers, Previews.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles. -end- 

You can't look through Walmart's movies and tv show series without page after page of cartoon porn listed as "unrated" and under the genre of "Adventure". It's disgusting. 

I am truly stunned because years ago I remember Walmart refused to sell music with foul language in the lyrics. Now they are selling porn along side children's movies and classics! 

I'm so disgusted. 

Be warned parents, don't let your children use Walmart's website. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021


Haven't been here in ages. 

The world is a mess and blogging about it doesn't make anyone feel any better.

I don't know when I'll be back to this blog. 

I hope one day I will. 

Right now I am not online much at all, though I do pop in on Twitter to touch base with other Catholics occasionally. 

One of the things I've given up for Lent is being critical of clergy- so basically I'm mute until Easter. 😉

God bless anyone who still stops by here. 

In Christ, 


Friday, June 26, 2020

To the Glory of God

This morning my family decided to get out and do some photography-its a family thing and we love it. 

So we took a morning drive to Elizabeth Park in West Hartford. It was just beautiful and peaceful. A few people walking about, talking, admiring the flowers and just enjoying the nice weather and being together. 

Surprising to me, much of it felt a bit like I had jumped into the pages of Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". Let me know if the photos bring that to your minds as well.

Among pine trees, roses, flowers, ponds, babbling brooks, wildlife, stone bridge and rock bridge I found a little stone someone had left for others to find and it just made my day. 

These are some of the photo's I took, I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them. 

To me this is a Hobbit house of course! 😊

Inside the Hobbit house...
On top of this stone wall was a small blue painted stone...
 Up close you can read it... it says "To the Glory of God"

What a wonderful find around our last corner before leaving Elizabeth Park this morning. I smiled all the way home. 

God bless you all. 

In Christ, 



Friday, June 19, 2020

A people without good morals is incapable of self government

I invite all Catholics to read what the Catholic Church taught in 1910 about the United States of America and Patriotism-and what would happen if immoral ignorant people were voting in our great country. 

If we want to fix our country, our Catholic Church must return to teaching this about our country and how to hold on to it- or we will certainly loose it. Socialism and communism are just a heartbeat away. 

I've highlighted some parts that stood out to me in light of our current trials+tribulations in America.

(The Catholic Instructor: An Educational Library of Ready Reference, published by The Office of Catholic Publications, 1910)

American Patriotism: The Duty and Value of Patriotism

By The Most Rev. Archbishop Ireland

A History of the achievements of the church in America from the great pens of John Gilmary Shea, LL. D. and the review of its progress and growth by Richard H. Clark, LL. D. two native Catholic historians of recognized pre-eminence in the field of Catholic History in the United States, may very appropriately be accompanied by an extensive quotation from the celebrated address on “The Duty and Value of Patriotism,” delivered by the Most Rev. JohnIreland, D. D., Archbishop of St. Paul, before the New York Commandery of the Loyal Legion, and an authentic History of the origin and foundation of that great Patriotic Catholic Organization, “The Knights of Columbus.”

No one has earned a better right to speak for American Patriotism or Liberty, than the Archbishop of St. Paul. He served his country in her hour of peril and speaks as one of her defenders.

The calumnies so frequently uttered against the Church, and the Americanism of Catholic citizens, should need no other refutation than will be found in the lofty patriotism breathed in this eloquent address to his comrades in arms.

The following are pertinent selections from the Archbishop’s address:

     “I shall define patriotism as you understand and feel it. Patriotism is love of country, and loyalty to its life and weal-love, tender and strong; tender as the love of son for mother, strong as the pillars of death; loyalty generous and disinterested shrinking from no sacrifice, seeking no reward save country’s honor and country’s triumph.

More than a century ago a trans-Atlantic poet and philosopher, reading well the signs wrote:

“Westward the star of empire takes its way.
The first four acts already past,
A fifth shall close the drama with the day:
Time’s noblest offspring is the last.”

Berkeley’s prophetic eye had descried America. What shall I say in brief discourse of my country’s value and beauty, of her claims to my love and loyalty? I will pass by in silence her fields and forests, her rivers and seas, the boundless riches hidden beneath her soil and amid the rocks of her mountains, her pure and health-giving air, her transcendent wealth of nature’s fairest and most precious gifts. 

I will not speak of the noble qualities and robust deeds of her sons, skilled in commerce and industry, valorous in war, prosperous in peace. In all these things America is opulent and great; but beyond them and above them is her singular grandeur, to which her material splendor is only one fitting circumstance.

America born into the family of nations in these latter times is the highest billow in humanity’s evolution, the crowning effort of ages in the aggrandizement of man. Unless we take her in this altitude we do not comprehend her; we belittle her towering stature, and conceal the singular design of Providence in her creation.

America is a country of human dignity and human liberty.
When the fathers of the Republic declared: “That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by the Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” a cardinal principle was enunciated, which in its truth was as old as the race, but in practical realization almost unknown.

Slowly, amid sufferings and revolutions, humanity had been reaching out toward a reign of the right of man. Ante-Christian paganism had utterly denied such rights. It allowed nothing to man as man; he was what wealth, place, or power made him. Even the wise Aristotle taught that some men were intended by nature to be slaves and chattels. The sweet religion of Christ proclaimed aloud the doctrines of the common fatherhood of God, and the universal brotherhood of men. Eighteen not yet put its civil and political institutions in accord with its spiritual faith. The Christian Church was all this time leavening human society, and patiently awaiting the promised fermentation. This came at last, and it came in America. It came in a first manifestation through the Declaration of Independence; in came in a second and final manifestation through President Lincoln’s proclamation of emancipation.

In America all men are civilly and politically equal; all have the same rights; all wield the same arm of defence and of conquest, the suffrage; and the sole condition of rights and of power is simple manhood.

Humanity, under the spell of heavenly memories, never ceased to dream of liberty, and to aspire to its possession. Now and then, here and there, its refreshing breezes caressed humanity’s brow. But not until the Republic of the West was born, not until the star-spangled banner rose toward the skies, was liberty caught up in humanity’s embrace, and embodied in a great and abiding nation.

In America the government takes from the liberty of the citizen only so much as is necessary for the weal of the nation, which the citizen by this own act freely concedes. In America there are no masters, who govern in their own right, for their own interest, or at their own will. We have over us no Louis XIV., saying: “L’etat c’est moi”; no Hohenzollern, announcing that in his acts as sovereign he is responsible only to his conscience and to God. Ours is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The government is our own organized will.


Rights begin with, and go upward from the people. In other countries, even those apparently the most free, rights begin with and come downward from the state. The rights of citizens, the rights of the people, are concessions which have been painfully wrenched from the governing powers. With Americans, whenever the organized government does not prove its grant, the liberty of the individual citizen is sacred and inviolable. Elsewhere there are governments called republics; universal suffrage constitutes the state; but once constituted the state is tyrannous and arbitrary, and invades at will private rights, and curtails at will individual liberty. 

One Republic is liberty’s native home- America.

The God-given mission of the Republic of America is not only to its own people; it is to all the peoples of the earth, before whose eyes it is the symbol of human rights and human liberty, toward whom its flag flutters hopes of future happiness for themselves.

Is there not for Americans a meaning to the word, Country? Is there not for Americans reason to live for country, and, if need there be, to die for country? Whatever the country, patriotism is a duty; in America the duty is thrice sacred.

Duty to country is a duty of conscience, a duty to God. For country exists by natural divine right. It receives from God the authority needful for its life and work; its authority to command is divine. The apostle of Christ to the Gentiles writes: “There is no power but from God, and those that are, are ordained of God. Therefore, he that resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God.” The religion of patriotism is not sufficiently considered; and yet, it is this religion which gives to country its majesty, and to patriotism its sacredness and force.


The days of peace have come upon our fair land; the days when patriotism was a duty have not departed. What was saved by war must be preserved.

A government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as proposed by the founders of the Republic, was, in the light of the facts of history, a stupendous experiment. The experiment has so far succeeded. A French publicist, De Maistre, once dismissed with contempt the argument drawn from the United States in favor of free institutions in Europe, remarking; “The Republic of the United States is in its swathing-clothes; let it grow; wait a century and you will see.” 

The Republic has lived out a century, it has lived out a mighty civil war, with no diminution, assuredly, of vigor and promise. Can we say, however, that it is beyond all the stages of an experiment? The world at large is not willing to grant this conclusion; it tells us, even, that the Republic is but now entering upon its crucial crisis. 

New conditions, indeed, confront us; new perils menace us, in a population bordering on the hundredth million and prepared quickly to leap beyond this figure, in plethoric unwieldy urban conglomerations, in that unbridled luxury of living consequent on vast material prosperity, which in all times is a dreaded foe to liberty. It were reckless folly on our part to deny all force to the objections which are put to us.

Meanwhile, the destinies of numerous peoples are in the balance. They move toward liberty, as liberty is seen to reign undisturbed in America; they recede toward absolution and hereditary régimes, as clouds are seen darkening our sky. 

Civil, political, social happenings of America are watched, the world over, with intense anxiety, because of their supported bearings upon the question of the practicability of popular government. A hundred times the thought pressed itself upon me, as I discussed in foreign countries the modern democracy, that, could Americans understand how much is made to depend upon the outcome of republican and democratic institutions in their country, a new fire of patriotism, a new zeal in the welfare of the Republic, would kindle within their hearts.

For my part, I have unwavering faith in the Republic of America. I have faith in the providence of God and the progress of humanity; I will not believe that liberty is not a permanent gift, and it were not if America fail. I have faith in the powerful and loyal heart of America, which clings fast to liberty, and sooner or later rights wrongs and uproots evils. I have no fears. Clouds cross the heavens; soon a burst of sunlight dispels them. 

Different interests in society are out of joint with one another, and the social organism is feverish; it is simply the effort toward new adjustments; in a little while there will be order and peace. Threatening social and political evils are near, and are seemingly gaining ground; the American people are conservatively patient; but ere long the national heart is roused and the evils, however formidable be their aspect, go down before the tread of an indignant people.


The safety of the Republic lies in the vigilant and active patriotism of the American people.

There is a danger of ignorant voters. As a rule, the man who does not read and write intelligently, cannot vote intelligently. Americans understand the necessity of popular instruction, and spare no expense at spreading it. They cannot be too zealous in the matter. They need to have laws in every State which will punish, as guilty of crimes against the country, the parent who neglects to send his children to school.

There is a danger-and a most serious one-in corrupt morals. 

A people without good morals is incapable of self-government. At the basis of the proper exercise of the suffrage lie unselfishness and the spirit of sacrifice. A corrupt man is selfish; an appeal to duty finds no response in his conscience; he is incapable of the high-mindedness and generous acts which are the elements of patriotism; he is ready to sell the country for pelf or pleasure. 

Patriotism takes alarm at the spread of intemperance, lasciviousness, dishonesty, perjury; for country’s sake it should arm against those dire evils all the country’s forces, its legislatures, its courts, and above all else, public opinion. 

Materialism and the denial of a living, supreme God annihilate conscience, and break down the barriers to sensuality; they sow broadcast the seeds of moral death; they are fatal to liberty and social order. A people without a belief in God and a future life of soul will not remain a free people. The age of the democracy must, for its own protection, be an age of religion.


Storms are passing over the land, arising from sectarian hatred, and nativist or foreign prejudices. These are scarcely to be heeded; they cannot last. Day by day the spirit of Americanism waxes strong; narrowness of thought and unreasoning strife cannot resist its influences.

The country is America; only they who are loyal to her can be allowed to live under her flag; and they who are loyal to her may enjoy all her liberties and rights. Freedom of religion is accorded by the Constitution; religion is put outside the state action, and most wisely so; therefore, the religion of a citizen must not be considered by voter or executive officer. The oath of allegiance to the country makes the man a citizen; if that allegiance is not plenary and supreme, he is false to his profession; if it is, he is an American. 

Discriminations and segregations, in civil or political matters, on lines of religion, of birth-place, or of race, or of language-and, I add, or of color- is un-American, and wrong. Compel all to be Americans, in soul as well as in name: and then, let the standard of all value be their American citizenship.


American patriotism is needed-patriotism intense, which speaks out in noble pride, with beating heart; Civis Americanus-I am an American citizen; patriotism active, which shows itself in deed and in sacrifice; patriotism public-spirited, which cares for the public weal as for the apple of the eye. Private personal civic virtue is not uncommon among us; more uncommon is public civic virtue, which watches the ballot and all approaches to it, which demands that public officials do their duty, which purifies public opinion on all matters where country is concerned. This patriotism will save the Republic.

From whom primarily does the Republic expect this patriotism? From her veteran soldiers.

This patriotism, America, thou shalt have. I speak for veterans. I speak for their brother-citizens.

Noblest ship of state, sail thou on over billows, and through storms, undaunted, imperishable! Of thee I do not say: “Caesarem vehis-thou carriest Caesar.” But of thee I say: “Libertatem vehis-thou carriest Liberty.” Within thy bulwarks the fair goddess is enthroned, holding in her hands the dreams and hopes of humanity. Oh! For her sake, guard well thyself. Sail thou on, peerless ship; safe from shoals and malign winds, ever strong in keel, ever beauteous in prow and canvas, ever guided by heaven’s polar star! Sail thou on, I pray thee, undaunted and imperishable!" --end--

If we do nothing our country will continue to destroy itself from the inside. We must be a properly educated and moral people. Our Catholic Church today is mostly failing us. Our Catholic Church of yesterday will never fail us, as we can always find solid teachings with Her. 

I have many of these old Catholic teaching books and I will continue to share the treasures they hold. Please share this writing with other Catholics who may not have such books or good solid priests to instruct them in our beautiful Faith. Perhaps you know a priest who might be interested in this writing from 1910? Please share - I think our country really needs this now. Thank you.

God bless you all and God bless America.

In Christ, 


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