Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Another Reason Why the Pope Must Resign!

December 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Professor Marie-Jo Thiel, a new member of the revamped Pontifical Academy for Life, recently said that the Church's teaching on sexuality and family should be thoroughly reconsidered. She pointed to Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia as having given Catholics more freedom.
The Church’s teachings on sexuality have been a “complete failure,” she said. Thiel rejects the Church’s teaching that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered and can never be approved. She also firmly rejects the Church’s ban on contraception.
Professor Thiel made her comments at an event at the Catholic Academy in Freiburg, Germany, according to, the German bishops’ news website. She was speaking in her capacity as the President of the European Society of Catholic Theology. Thiel is a French medical doctor and theologian and currently teaches theology at the University of Strasbourg, France.

For the full article, go to LifeSiteNews

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing each of you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.  Please remember to thank God for all of your blessings!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thank you Fr. O'Neill Council #4011

Even in the midst of the terrible events in the Church, there are many who continue to work to bring Christ's message of Hope and Charity to others.

The Fr. O'Neill Council, in Luthersville, MD, hosted the 10th Annual Jessica Meredith Jacobsen 5K Memorial Walk/Run.   Over the last 10 years, it has raised over 120,000 with funds primarily supporting the House of Ruth, a domestic violence shelter, and Immaculate Conception School.

Jessica Meredeth Jacobsen was a mother who left behind two children, when she died due to domestic violence.


Thank you Melvin for sharing this.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Looks Like Pope Francis is shutting out Cardinal Burke. The Dictator Pope Lives!

Is this happening in the Archdiocese of Washington?  It is okay for James Martin to speak but not Cardinal Burke.  This is a distinct possibility. 

The renowned canon lawyer referenced the recent report from veteran Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti that American bishops had been directed by the Vatican to not invite Cardinal Burke to their dioceses, and that if it’s not possible to prevent the cardinal from appearing in their jurisdiction, to not attend any event where he is present.

“If this report is true,” Peter said, “then understand: bishops working in close collaboration with the pope are instructing other bishops to avoid and, if necessary, to refuse manifestations of Christian unity due to a bishop who is, beyond any question, in full communion with him and them.”

LifeSite News 

This is why Pope Francis must step down from the Chair of Peter immediately!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Is Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Related to Homosexual Priests?

On Nov. 2, the Ruth Institute published a new report that dares to ask a question many researchers — and Catholics — have been afraid to ask: What has been the role of active homosexuality and homosexual subcultures in the priesthood and in seminaries on the sex-abuse crisis?

The report — which indicates a very strong correlation between homosexual priests and homosexual subcultures and the incidence of clergy sexual abuse — is in part a response to the two important studies commissioned by the U.S. Bishops in the face of the sex-abuse crisis that were conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Now, to be honest or as they use to say in IBM many years ago, "Open Kimono,"  I have not read the report, but just the article.  However, if our bishops and Catholic laity continue to put their heads in the sand about this, it will only continue to erode the confidence in the and respect for the Church. 

To read the NCR article, please go here

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Final Synod Document -- A Roadmap for Schism or Let's Become Like the Anglicans

After reading the National Catholic Register commentary on the Synod by Fr. de Souza, I am more and more convinced that Pope Francis is leading us down the road of schism or if not schism, more like that of the Anglican Church.

Read it for yourself. 

I am so disgusted.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Archdiocese Spends $$ on Wuerl Promotion

The Archdiocese of Washington (and by extension Pope Francis) does not get it.  From today's LifeSiteNews:

The Archdiocese of Washington purchased advertising on CNN’s website to promote Pope Francis’s complimentary regard for outgoing Cardinal Archbishop Donald Wuerl - paid for through its communications office, which gets financial support from Catholics in the pews. 

The ad is flagged by CNN at the top with the message, “Paid Content,” and a disclaimer appears beneath the archdiocese’s own headline, resembling a sub-headline, stating, “Sponsored by the Catholic Standard.” The Standard is the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Washington.

This is why I have stated over the years, and I have put my money where my mouth is: Do Not Give to the Cardinal's Appeal!   

For the complete story, go to LifeSiteNews.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Cardinal Wuerl Concedes New Leadership Needed but Refuses to Step Down

Embattled Cardinal Donald Wuerl conceded on Thursday the growing number of calls for him to resign, emanating from even his own clergy, but stopped short of saying he is ready to step down.

Here is the letter.

Credit to LifeSiteNews.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Letter to Pope Francis from Catholic Women

If you are a Catholic laywoman, you may wish to sign.  I still believe that he should step down from the Chair of Peter.


Your Holiness: 

You have said that you seek a more incisive female presence in the Church,” and that “women are capable of seeing things with a different angle from [men], with a different eye. Women are able to pose questions that we men are not able to understand.”

We write to you, Holy Father, to pose questions that need answers.
We are Catholic women deeply committed to our faith and profoundly grateful for Church teachings, the Sacraments, and the many good bishops and priests who have blessed our lives.

Our hearts are broken, our faith tested, by the escalating crisis engulfing our beloved Church. We are angry, betrayed and disillusioned. The pain and suffering of the victims never ends, as each news cycle brings more horrific revelations of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, cover-ups, and deceit—even at the Church’s highest levels.

To sign, click here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Letter to Pope Francis by Catholic Men

If you are a Catholic layman, then you may wish to sign this letter.  Personally, I still believe he should resign.


Dear Holy Father and Bishops of the United States:

As Catholic laymen, we are faithful husbands, fathers, business leaders, lawyers, tradesmen, medical doctors, professors, teachers, artists, and leaders of Catholic lay apostolates. But most fundamentally, we are men in love with Christ and His Church, and it is for this reason that we beseech you to purge the corruption which has so grotesquely disfigured the face of Christ’s Bride. The present scandals have placed our wives, sisters, brothers, and children in danger. Therefore, echoing the words St. Catherine of Siena addressed to Pope Gregory XI, we beseech you to “sleep no longer, and raise the standard [of Christ] courageously.” The Church needs purification, and by virtue of your offices as our shepherds, no one is more qualified to bring about this purification than yourselves. We beg you to do so without a moment’s delay.

Taking courage from St. Paul, and knowing that “Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Rm 5:20), we are appalled by the recent abuses. We have read of the allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick; the grand jury report regarding the Church in Pennsylvania; the horrific abuse in Honduras and Chile; and the rampant reports of clerical homosexual activity, pedophilia, and ephebophilia throughout the global presbytery. Most recently, we have read Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s testimony alleging that bishops in senior leadership positions within both the Holy See and the United States have covered up sexual abuse, evidencing widespread and systemic corruption throughout the Church’s hierarchy.

Holy Father, we come to you for answers. You personally have been faced with allegations. These allegations have been leveled by a high-ranking church official, Archbishop Viganò. Further, many bishops in the United States have publicly stated that they believe these allegations should be investigated. We implore you to address them. Specifically, we request that you answer the questions posed by our sisters in their letter to you, issued on August 30, 2018.

To read the rest of this, and to sign the letter, click here

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Chutzpah of Cardinal Cupich

I normally try not to comment on things happening in other diocese, but this one takes the cake. 

Cardinal Cupich states that (1) the Pope has better things to do than to handle sexual abuse of seminarians and minors and (2) that those who think Pope Francis is wrong are racists.

What I have found is that when you have no other argument that you can make, calling someone a racist is your last hope.

He is another one who needs to go but I guess he is doing all he can to protect his benefactor.

Watch the television interview here from NBC Chicago.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Updates on the Current Scandal

There are so many updates and new stories, it is hard to keep track of them all.  However, here are some:

Where did McCarrick live after alleged Vatican Sanctions?

Seven Reasons Why I Believe Archbishop Vigano's Allegations To Be Credible

Answering Vigano's Critics

Vigano Releases Documents to Clear His Name


Former nunciature official: 'Vigano said the truth' - Pope Francis Must Step Down

Washington D.C., Aug 26, 2018 / 10:17 pm (CNA).- Monsignor Jean-François Lantheaume, the former first counsellor at the apostolic nunciature in Washington D.C., has said that the former nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, told “the truth” in his explosive statement released to the press on Aug. 25.
For the complete story, go to Catholic News Agency.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Pope Franics must step down!

In his testimony, dated August 22, Archbishop Viganò, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C. from 2011-2016, states that in the late 2000s, Benedict had “imposed on Cardinal McCarrick sanctions similar to those now imposed on him by Pope Francis,” and that Viganò personally spoke with Francis about the gravity of McCarrick’s abuse soon after his election in 2013. 

 But he says that Francis “continued to cover him” and not only did he “not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on him” but also made McCarrick “his trusted counselor” who helped him to appoint a number of bishops in the United States, including Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joseph Tobin of Newark. 

 Archbishop Viganò also implicates Cardinals Sodano, Bertone and Parolin in the cover-up and insists various other cardinals and bishops were well aware, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl, McCarrick’s successor as Archbishop of Washington D.C. 

Read it all here from LifeSiteNews

I am calling for all Catholic bloggers to call for Pope Francis and Cardinal Wuerl to step down!

Pope Francis Must Step Down!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Congratulatons Msgr. Ranieri! Ad Multos Annos!

After two years of college seminary, Joseph Ranieri learned the Archdiocese of New York would not allow him to become a priest. The reason: New York had “too many priests.” 

Ranieri was informed that — as the child of a broken home — he did not “make the cut” for the see’s major seminary.

Just as his road to the priesthood seemed to come to a dead-end in New York, God opened a new path. And for the past 60 years, Msgr. Ranieri, 86, has served as a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington instead.

“But that was God’s providence,” he told the Register, his New York accent as strong as ever. “I would not have traded my ministry in Washington for anything in the world.”

More than 65 years after New York thought he would not make much of a priest, Msgr. Joseph Ranieri received a different letter from the current archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan. This time, Msgr. Ranieri was asked to accept a 2018 “People of Life” award from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to give national recognition to his 10 years of priestly ministry with Project Rachel, a post-abortion-healing ministry.

To read the full story, please go to NCR.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

In these trying times, we need a little laugh...

I have a Peanuts calendar on my desk.  

This came up over a month ago, and thought that a little "Peanuts Humor" is what we need, in the midst of all of the darkness.   

Peanuts always makes me smile.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

I have never seen so many "ordinary Catholics"-who usually never follow or hear about Church news-as deeply troubled as I have seen them in response to the recent revelations about the retired archbishop of Washington, DC.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was asked by the pope to resign from his membership in the College of Cardinals and ordered to live in seclusion until a canonical trial can be held to verify the validity of charges of sexual abuse and harassment made against him. After the first brave person came forward (whose accusations were found credible by the Archdiocese of New York Review Board), more and more followed. The climate of fear among many of our clergy-the fear of being punished or marginalized if they report sexual immorality among their fellow clergy or leaders-is starting to break. Cardinal McCarrick is now known as Archbishop McCarrick.

What has been so disturbing to so many people is the fact that there had been numerous warnings to various church officials that he was a homosexual predator, harassing many seminarians, priests, and young boys, for many years, but nothing had ever been done about it, and he was continually promoted. Even after a delegation of priests and lay people went to Rome to warn the Vatican about the situation, he was promoted. Even after a leading Dominican priest wrote a letter to Cardinal O'Malley, nothing was done. Even after lawsuits accusing him of homosexual sexual harassment in two of his previous dioceses had been settled with financial awards, he was still promoted. And not only that, he became a key advisor to Pope Francis and offered advice on whom to appoint as bishops in the United States! 
To read the rest of this letter from go to A Letter from Ralph Martin

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

I do not believe that Cardinal Wuerl did not know about what happened in Trenton, Metuchen, and Newark

I do not believe that Cardinal Wuerl did not know of the settlements.  

He may not have seen the settlement documents and the paper trail, but he knew.  The story has been around for years.

And, you shouldn't believe him either.   

Let's send a message: NO CCHD!


WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Donald Wuerl knew nothing of the abuse settlements paid to sex abuse victims of his predecessor Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, according to a letter sent to priests of the Archdiocese of Washington.
The letter, which came from Archdiocesan Vicar General Monsignor Charles Antonicelli, informed priests in the Archdiocese: “Neither the Archdiocese of Washington nor Cardinal Wuerl knew about these confidential settlements until this most recent credible and substantiated allegation against Cardinal McCarrick was made public.”

For the complete LifeSiteNews story, go here

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Catholic Relief Services is a major funder of contraception lobbyists

July 23, 2018 (Lepanto Institute) – The majority of the largest international aid and development agencies are all intertwined, like a big net, so it is not uncommon for an investigation of one part of this net to provide leads for new investigations.  While researching the involvement of Catholic organizations in the Sphere Project, the Lepanto Institute discovered three Catholic agencies identified as dues-paying members of an organization that strongly and openly pushes contraception.

For the complete story, go to:  LifeSite News.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Funeral Wakes -- Back Then...

The incident in Southern Maryland, once again, has led me to think about funeral wakes, when I was a child and now.  I have thought about this a great deal over the last few years.  As someone who has attended a number of wakes, I have noticed a much more relaxed atmosphere (almost like you were going to a party) in what people wear and how they behave.

When I was a child, many years ago...
  • Men wore black or dark blue or navy suits.  Some wore dark grey, but never light grey.  Those who wore grey, were usually guys who worked in offices as managers, or a profession, like accounting.  However, almost everyone adult male I knew, had at least one black or dark blue suit.  You wore it to funerals, to weddings, to first Communions, etc.
  • Men also wore white shirts with black ties.  Some of the blue collar guys I knew, would wear a light blue shirt -- but without any sort of design.  Just a simple blue shirt.  If they did not have a black tie, then it was usually dark blue or navy blue. Sometimes the tie had a little design -- small dots or diamonds.  But never anything with too much color.
  • Men wore black shoes, with black socks. No brown, no boat shoes, etc.
  • The only time I remember men not wearing a suit, was if they stopped at the funeral parlor during work or immediately after work, knowing that they could not make it home to change and back in time.  They were truck drivers, electricians, plumbers, etc.  Everyone understood that these were working men and appreciated the fact that they came to pay their respects.
  • Women usually wore black dresses, especially both immediate and distant relatives.  If they did not wear black, they usually wore something dark.  Of course, dark shoes (black, navy blue) were the norm.
  • Boys (usually up to the age of 11 or so) wore white collar shirts, dark pants (usually navy) and shoes.  Sometimes a tie, which usually lasted only part of the way through the wake, esp. if it was summer.  No shorts, no jeans, no t-shirts, no sneakers, etc.  
  • And to be honest, I cannot remember what little girls wore.  I don't recall seeing many at funeral wakes.

At the funeral parlor...
  • Wakes were held at a funeral home or parlor.  The only time a wake was held in a church, was for a priest.  
  • A male member of the family, usually greeted those who had come to pay their respects, at the entrance of the wake.  Sometimes, they would bring the person(s) up to the other members of the family and introduce them. The spouse and female children usually sat in the front row of the wake, and thanked people for coming.  
  • People talked in hushed tones. There was no laughter or joking.  That was reserved for outside of the funeral home.  And if there was any of that inside where the viewing was taking place, all heads would turn at the offender.
  • Most of the time, people sat in silence.  
  •  Crying and at times, in a loud voice, someone (usually the parent or surviving spouse) calling out as to why this person had to go so soon. 
  • Wakes were typically two days (at least two evening and one afternoon viewing, as they were called).
  • Always, a priest showed up about 8pm to say the Rosary for the deceased.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Congratulations to Sacred Heart Council #2577 (KofC)

Sacred Heart Council of Bowie, MD hosted its 19th Dave Grabowski Memorial Pro-Life Classic to benefit The Gabriel Network.  The event raised $12,000 to support this pro-life ministry.   Here is their website.  

Thanks to Melvin for sharing this with me.  

If your Council would like to be recognized for pro-life work, please send me an email with the details.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Some Background on Fr. Briese

When the story about Fr. Briese broke, there was a huge amount of hate directed to him.  However, what most do not know is about the good that he has done in the community.  


The Rev. Michael Briese makes his daily rounds going out to various apartments, hotels and homeless encampments in the area delivering food to those in need. 

The Saint Mary Catholic Church, Newport priest attempts to learn about the people he meets; finding out their name and phone number, how many people are in their family and how they got to where they are now in an effort to form a relationship with them and in turn be some kind of encouragement to help them get back on their feet.

To read more, go here

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Statement of the Archdiocese of Washington on Funeral at St. Mary’s Church in Charlotte Hall

You can read the statement from the Archdiocese of Washington, as well as, the text of the letter to the local community from Fr. Briese, published in The Independent.  You can read it all here

Saturday, June 30, 2018

St. Mary's in Charlotte Hall, MD: Is there more to the story? I bet there is.

The Archdiocese of Washington is issuing a formal letter of apology to the family of a deceased woman whose funeral attendees Wednesday morning were abruptly evicted from a Charlotte Hall Catholic church by the priest, the Rev. Michael Briese, who was to preside over a Mass of Christian Burial.

In a letter shared with The Enterprise, the Rev. Michael Fisher, secretary for ministerial leadership, wrote to the deceased woman’s daughter: “What occurred at Saint Mary’s Parish [Wednesday] morning does not reflect the Catholic Church’s fundamental calling to respect and uplift the God-given dignity of every person nor does that incident represent the pastoral approach the priests of the Archdiocese of Washington commit to undertake every day in their ministry.”

Ed McFadden, a spokesman for the archdiocese, said the incident remains under investigation and that he expects further conversations and developments as the archdiocese continues to investigate.

For more, click here.  

I have had the opportunity to get to know Fr. Briese and speak with him on a number occasions, both in public and privately.   This does not seem to be the Fr. Briese I had gotten to know.

My guess, is that there is something more here than meets the eye.  

For example, they say that she was baptized there, but was she a practicing Catholic?  If she was not a practicing Catholic, did he feel bullied to provide here with a funeral Mass by the family?   As this seems to have been the viewing before the Mass, were they being disrespectful in the church.  

I don't know but I get a very strange feeling that there is much more to this story than we are being told.  

If anyone has the inside story on this, and I mean the real story, not the rumors, you can contact me at

Friday, June 22, 2018

Cardinal McCarrick: Everyone Knew.

My colleague in Catholic blogging, Restore DC Catholicism, created a posting on Cardinal McCarrick.  In it, she provided a link to an article, which goes into more detail about the allegations regarding the incidents with adults -- not the minor.  I remember hearing some of this, but not in as great detail, from my friend Melvin, who told me that he like to be called "Uncle Ted."

Nevertheless, you can read about it here in The American Conservative

Thursday, June 21, 2018

What Did the Vatican Know? When Did They Know It?

By now, most of you have read/heard about Cardinal McCarrick.   This is new news to all of us, as most of the allegations have either been from his days in Metuchen or here in the Archdiocese of Washington.  

However, the National Catholic Registers asks:  What did the Vatican Know.  

I believe that they knew, at least of the Metuchen and NYC allegations/payments.

For more, read here.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Planned Parenthood Regularly Ignored Child Rape

May 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Live Action released Part 3 of its “Aiding Abusers” video series Thursday, highlighting the firsthand accounts of former Planned Parenthood employees who say the abortion giant routinely refused to report statutory rape and ignored signs that young girls brought in for abortions were being molested.

The “Aiding Abusers” series, launched earlier this week, accuses the nation’s largest abortion company of a “systemic, decades long cover-up of child sexual abuse.” It contrasts Planned Parenthood’s conduct behind closed doors with its public embrace of the #MeToo campaign to end sexual exploitation.

For the complete story, go to LifeSiteNews.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Update: No charges for pro-life activists arrested inside abortion center

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The District of Columbia has dropped all charges against two pro-life activists who refused to leave an abortion facility as part of a “Red Rose Rescue” on Saturday. The third, a Catholic priest, got off with a citation that veteran activists say will likely be dismissed.

To read the full story, please go to LifeSiteNews

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Three Arrested after Entering Abortion Clinic in DC

WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A priest and three women shut down a Washington, DC, area abortion center Saturday morning for over an hour during a Red Rose Rescue.

Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, Lauren Handy, Adele Gilhooley and a woman who identifies herself as “Baby Jane Doe” entered Capital Women’s Services, an abortion center run by Steven Brigham at 6323 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC, at about 9:00 a.m., on May 26.

For the complete report, please go to:  Life Site News

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Nun Carjacked at Gunpoint

I am very grateful that the nun was unharmed and the suspect arrested.

However, it mentions that the nun was "fully dressed in her habit."   She must be one of the very few IHMs that wears a habit.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

U.S. bishop: If ‘conscience’ alone determines access to Communion, why not Holy Orders too?

I have been distracted recently with some personal business and seemed to have missed the documentation issued by Cardinal Wuerl on new pastoral plan on Amoris Laetitia.    I was clued into this by Restore DC Catholocism. 

LifeSite News has a scathing evaluation of this and shows that the Cardinal is leading us (the Church) down that slippery path of schism and destruction. 

You can read the entire Life Site News article here. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Tonight, Georgetown University will present pro-abortion Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, whose bishop recently barred him from Holy Communion, with an award for devoting “his life to the core Jesuit value of service to others.”

Georgetown President John J. DeGioia will present Durbin with the Jesuit university’s “Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award for exemplary public service.”

This award is “conferred upon Georgetown alumni who have rendered outstanding and exemplary service to his/her profession or community in support of humanitarian causes,” according to the University.

For the full Life Site full, click here. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Will Bishop Knestout Follow Suit?

Springfield, IL Bishop has stated that Senator Durbin is not to be admitted to Holy Communion.

His statement:

I agree completely with His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, who called the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “appalling.”

Fourteen Catholic senators voted against the bill that would have prohibited abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization, including Sen. Richard Durbin, whose residence is in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. In April 2004, Sen. Durbin’s pastor, then Msgr. Kevin Vann (now Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, CA), said that he would be reticent to give Sen. Durbin Holy Communion because his pro-abortion position put him outside of communion or unity with the Church’s teachings on life. My predecessor, now Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, said that he would support that decision. I have continued that position.

Now, the newly elected Bishop of Richmond (formerly of the Archdocese of Washington) has Tom Kaine (D-VA) in his diocese.  Sen. Kaine was one of the 14 who voted against the Act.  

We know that during the 2016 presidential campaign,  Tom Kaine was welcomed with open arms in his parish (even got a standing ovation).  Sen. Kaine was also at the installation of Bishop Knestout.  

So the question is: What will Bishop Knestout do?  Will he follow suit?  Will he go and speak with Sen. Kaine (and his pastor)?  


Note that I try not to comment upon matters outside of this diocese but Bishop Knestout was not only born and raised here, but was one of our bishops.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Papal Foundation Scandal: What Role Did Cardinal Wuerl Play?

ROME, February 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaked documents obtained by LifeSiteNews connect the Pope himself to a new Vatican financial scandal and raise serious questions about his global reputation as the “pope for the poor.”

LifeSiteNews has obtained internal documents of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, a charity with a stellar history of assisting the world’s poor, showing that last summer the Pope personally requested, and obtained in part, a $25 million grant to a corruption-plagued, Church-owned dermatological hospital in Rome accused of money laundering. Records from the financial police indicate the hospital has liabilities over one billion USD – an amount larger than the national debt of some 20 nations.

Despite opposition from the lay “stewards,” the bishops on the board voted in December to send an $8 million payment to the Holy See. In January, the documents reveal, lay members raised alarm about what they consider a gross misuse of their funds, but despite their protests another $5 million was sent with Cardinal Wuerl brooking no dissent.

To read the full article, go to Life Site News

Friday, February 16, 2018

Does Pope Francis support Radical Doctrinal Change?

CAMBRIDGE, England, February 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A respected Catholic historian and philosopher challenged Cardinal Blase Cupich during a lecture last week about Pope’ Francis so-called “revolution of mercy” that has caused what many are defending as a “paradigm shift” in Catholic practice.

Professor John Rist, after listening to a February 9 lecture at Cambridge University in which Cardinal Cupich praised Pope Francis’ “paradigm shift” in Catholic practice, asked the Cardinal at the end of the lecture why Pope Francis “mercilessly” insults and eliminates his doctrinal opponents.

Prof. Rist is at Catholic University of America.

For more, go here:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Systemic Anti-Catholicism at the FBI? I hope not!

The text message exchange between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress FBI attorney Lisa Page is below:
FBI agent Strzok: “F*cking marchers making traffic problems.”
FBI attorney Page: “Yeah, some extremely offensive video screens set up in front of district. I truly hate these people. No support for the woman who actually has to spend the rest of her life rearing this child, but we care about ‘life.’ Assholes.”
FBI agent Strzok: “...Hey, I have an idea! Snow emergency, cancel the permit.”

To read the complete article, go here: 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Twitter - Shaddow Banning (Project Veritas)

Thought I would continue my support of Project Veritas, and have decided to post another of his videos.  BTW, I do not have a twitter account and never had one!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Project Veritas re Twitter

Since James O'Keefe has done outstanding work publicizing the evils of the abortion industry, and due to the fact that the mainstream media has ignored his recent work, I thought that I would help promote his work.  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Nellie Gray Mass (Pro-Life)

Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church
727 5th St NW
 Washington, DC

 Friday 19 January 2018
4:00 PM

 45th Annual March for Life
Organized by
The Paulus Institute  For the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy

Friday, January 5, 2018

I Am a Social Justice Warrior!

Are you a CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR?   Would you like to be one?  Then you need to take a look at this all important video.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy and Belated New Year

I have been quite remiss in wishing each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   So, wishing you each the best!