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Monday, March 13, 2023

Church Militant removed my comment so I'm posting it here

As is my daily custom for years, I went over to Church Militant's website to watch the "Headline News" show and "The Vortex" which I enjoy very much. 

The "Headlines" producer Kim Tisor's first story today is "Poland Defends JPII's Legacy: Polish government votes to defend pope against cover-up accusations."   

After listening to this story I remembered years ago that when Pope Benedict was being attacked for the clergy abuse in the Church, the Vatican released documents proving that Pope Benedict as far back as the 1980's was trying to get rid of horrible abusers in the Catholic Church but was stopped by two things. Pope (Saint now) John Paul II and the 1983 Code of Canon Law. 

So in the comments area I shared two quotes and the titles of the Associated Press articles. In less than 5 minutes my comment was removed. 

Perhaps CM has a legal issue with that or a policy that people commenting aren't allowed to quote other news article, I don't know. They've got their reasons I guess. 

Since my mentioning these articles was removed on CM for Catholics to see or be reminded of, I'm sharing them here. 

From the Associated Press article entitled "Pope in 1988 sought to remove abusers faster"... 

"The Vatican on Thursday released documentation showing Pope Benedict XVI sought as early as 1988 to find quicker ways to permanently remove priests who raped and molested children but was rebuffed.

A 1988 letter from then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger could serve as the Vatican's best defense to date that the future pope wanted to quickly remove pedophile priests but found himself stymied by church law.

In the letter, republished in Thursday's Vatican newspaper, Ratzinger complained that church law made it exceedingly difficult to remove abusers if they didn't request to be laicized voluntarily. He asked to get around the problem by finding "a quicker and simpler procedure" than a cumbersome church trial to punish those priests who "during their ministry were found guilty of grave and scandalous behavior."

He was turned down on the grounds that the priests' ability to defend themselves would be compromised.

The documentation was included in an article in L'Osservatore Romano explaining an upcoming revision of church law, which was last updated in 1983. The Vatican has long sought to portray Benedict as having done more than anyone else at the Vatican to crack down on pedophile priests. But it has usually cited as his starting point a 2001 decision to have all abuse cases sent to his former office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The Feb. 19, 1988 letter shows he sought changes far earlier given that his office was already hearing from bishops who were having trouble dealing with pedophiles."[end quote]

Further down in the article it goes on to state that it was both Pope John Paul II and the 1983 Code of Canon Law that prevented the removal of abusive clergy. 

"As the clerical abuse scandal erupted earlier this year, Benedict was mired by accusations that as prefect of the congregation, he repeatedly refused bishops' requests to have abusers removed.

Ratzinger at the time was following laws and rules introduced by his predecessor Pope John Paul II, which largely left punishing such priests in the hands of local bishops, who often decided against conducting church trials because they found them too cumbersome.

John Paul had also made it tougher to leave the priesthood, hoping to stem the tide of thousands of priests who left in the 1970s to marry.

A consequence of that policy was that, as the priest sex abuse scandal arose in the U.S., bishops were no longer able to sidestep the lengthy church trial necessary for so-called laicization.

Rather than conduct the church trials or report abusers to police, bishops often moved abusers from parish to parish or sent them for counseling — actions which later resulted in lawsuits by abuse victims that bankrupted many U.S. dioceses.

Ratzinger's request for faster procedures was rejected by Cardinal Jose Rosalio Castillo Lara, who headed the Vatican commission responsible for implementing the 1983 code.

In a March 10, 1988 letter to Ratzinger, Castillo Lara said simplifying the procedures "would endanger the fundamental right of defense" of the priest while straying from the church's legal-based system, according to the letter reprinted in L'Osservatore."[end quote] 
After Pope Benedict's death just a few months ago, the Associated Press did another story entitled "While blamed, Benedict fought sex abuse more than past popes", relating to the above story. 

All that said, I do believe Saint John Paul II is a Saint. I just think he was in error and the 1983 Code of Canon Law was horrible. 

My comment on CM wasn't to bash Saint John Paul II, but merely to show that this uproar in Poland isn't new. The story about JPII's policies and abuse in the Church is an old one. 

And posting this here isn't to bash Church Militant either. About 90% of the time I agree with CM and I am a huge supporter of their Faith shows like "The One True Faith", "Case Files" and their old daily "The Download" (which Simon says is returning and I'm personally very happy about). So if you want to comment just to bash CM you're wasting your time. I know lots of people dislike them because of their take on the SSPX. Let's not make this post about any of that. This post is merely sharing articles from years ago about Pope John Paul II and the clergy abuse in the Catholic Church. 

In Christ, 




Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Southern Poverty Law Center & Catholic groups

This morning I was reminded by Church Militant about the Southern Poverty Law Center putting Catholic groups on their "hate list" (after the recent FBI leak). 

In today's "Vortex" entitled "Long Time Coming", Mr. Voris spoke of the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton & Podesta after losing to Trump how the left came after Catholic groups:

Quote: "The government can't censor you, but those First Amendment protections only protect you from the government, not private corporations. So the canceling began in earnest. It was in this time frame that we, here at Church Militant, began drawing attention from national media outlets and were labeled extremists, alt-right, White nationalists, etc.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a radical extremist hate group if there ever was one (but operated by the Left), put Church Militant on its hate group list. As a result, as well as the general anti-Catholic animus present in the dominant culture, our hosting providers and other digital services began canceling us. These attacks by the Marxists necessitated us creating our own digital ecosystem independent of Big Tech — and yes, that cost us a small fortune.

The combination of that designation as a hate group plus the canceling and the lying, fake news reports about us is what got us into that FBI dossier where we are discussed on Page 4. Even in the Church, lies and propaganda were launched against our work on behalf of the Faith by multiple leftist bishops and their cowardly cooperators in the Catholic establishment.

The leviathan of modernism and Marxism has and is taking dead aim at us here at Church Militant, which is why we are asking you to join us and make your support (for what we do here) known. We have launched our dollar-a-day campaign, asking you to help us stay the leading Catholic force in attacking all this."

I recalled many years ago Michael Matt doing a video telling everyone that The Remnant had made the SPLC's hate group list. I had never heard of the SPLC until Mr. Matt mentioned them and the list.

According to SPLC's website, they listed The Remnant as a "Radical Traditional Catholicism Hate Group" beginning in 2006. 

Some of the other "Radical Traditional Catholicism Hate Groups" to make that list back in 2006 were Catholic Family News, and the Fatima Crusader. 

I'm reading the SPLC website and shaking my head because while SPLC put groups like The Remnant and Catholic Family News and the Fatima Crusader in their "Radical Traditional Catholicism" hate group, the SPLC states: 
"Radical traditionalists are not the same as Catholics who call themselves “traditionalists” — people who prefer the old Latin Mass to the mass now typically said in vernacular languages — although the radicals, as well, like their liturgy in Latin. They also embrace extremely conservative social ideals with respect to women."
These people are just hate-filled lunatics. 

The criteria SPLC uses to declare anyone a "hate group" seems to be anyone who disagrees with them on any given subject.  

What I didn't know was that Church Militant was not put on the SPLC "hate group" list for being a "Radical Traditional Catholicism Hate Group" like The Remnant, but rather CM got on the list in 2018 for being "Anti-LGBTQ". 

No mention of "radical" Catholicism with CM at all in the years listed on SPLC. I was surprised by that-not that I think CM is "radical" (I don't think The Remnant and the others are radical either), but surprised that SPLC didn't seem to notice CM as a Catholic Media outlet defending the Faith. CM was going by the Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality. They weren't giving an opinion, but rather quoting from the Catholic Catechism and Saints on the subject. 

Mr. Voris had stated in his Vortex Show today that: 

 "It was in this time frame that we, here at Church Militant, began drawing attention from national media outlets and were labeled extremists, alt-right, White nationalists, etc."

I suppose Church Militant made SPLC list as "extremists" for simply believing and holding to the Catholic Faith on the single subject of homosexuality. They did not make the SPLC list for being "Radical Traditional Catholics" or for being "alt-right" or "white nationalists", but for being "Anti-LGBTQ" in 2018, years after the 2016 election. That said, there are likely other groups or media outlets that have listed CM as "alt-right" or "white nationalists". I'm only looking at SPLC specifically because of the FBI leak and because Mr. Voris mentioned them. 

SPLC 2016 Anti-LGBTQ hate groups Map 

SPLC 2016 "Radical Tradition Catholicism" hate groups Map 

SPLC 2017 Anti-LGBTQ hate groups Map 

SPLC 2018 Anti-LGBTQ hate groups Map

At this point I asked myself what did Church Militant do between 2016 & 2018 to get on SPLC's "Anti-LGBTQ Hate Groups" list? 

Took less than 5 minutes to find  (certainly could be wrong) what I think...or I should say, WHO got Church Militant on SPLC's list. 

Father James Martin.

Honestly, can anyone be surprised? 

Back in 2017 Fr. James Martin published his book "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity" which Church Militant tore into all over social media (See HERE). 

The year 2018 was one news report after another about Fr. James Martin speaking at parishes around the United States. Catholic laity protested and Martin was disinvited from some events (see HERE). A war broke out on social media over actual Catholic teaching on homosexuality and what Martin was promoting. 

Church Militant didn't let Martin get away with warping Catholic teaching on homosexuality, and they were loud about it (see HERE). 

There are dozens upon dozens of Church Militant articles, reports and Vortex episodes on Fr. James Martin and other "homosexual approving" clergy. This is, in my opinion, the trigger that got the Southern Poverty Law Center to add Church Militant to their 2018 Anti-LGBTQ  hate group list. 

Keep fighting the good fight Catholics, by getting on these asinine bogus lists for holding to Catholic teachings you're getting noticed by the other side. Could save souls. Keep up the good work.

In Christ, 



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.

Learn more about Pope Benedict’s life and papacy at

In addition to our broadcasted programs, view all past Masses, news updates, and live streamed programs on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

For all the ways to access EWTN, please go to

In its 42nd year, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 global TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 400 million television households in more than 150 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; one of the largest Catholic websites in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.  

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.”

[Source:,raised%20by%20different%2Dsex%20couples ]

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.  

[Source: ]


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,



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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, 


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