Saturday, June 27, 2020

A Guest Blogger on the situation at the National Shrine...

I normally do not let others write pieces for my blog.  I think, but I would have to check, I did it only once in the 13 years I have been posting.  

Given the fact that +Gregory and +Bambera whitewashed the entire Msgr. Rossi investigation, I thought that I should give someone, who had an inside view, a chance to let us know, about some of the "characters," who are part of the inside circle.


Alexandra Thurman, is called a "Daughter of the Shrine."  She is an consummate insider and always seems to be where the action is.  

She has volunteered for over five (5) years and has seen many of the misdeeds of Msgr. Rossi.

So we have to ask ourselves:  

  • What is she hiding on his behalf?  
  • How does she afford to go on 'fancy trips to Rome with Monsignor Rossi' and the other priests at the Shrine. 
  • What makes this volunteer so special that she gets all these perks that other volunteers don't?  
  • Is this a case of Msgr. Rossi using his position to reward those who are loyal to him. 

In a conversation with a shrine source, she bragged arrogantly that "Monsignor Rossi knows who is loyal to him in the building." 

She was also aware of the two guards who stole from the collection boxes, that pilgrims from far and wide give to those less fortunate than ourselves. 

She should not be considered a Daughter of the Shrine.  

She is an enabler of Msgr. Rossi, like many others.  She is a con-woman, lying to the rest of us for her own selfish reasons.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

DC Knights of Columbus and the $64,000 Question

Even among the Knights of Columbus, there is dirty politics...


Amando Alvarez was the State Deputy for the Knights of Columbus DC State Council in 2017/2018.   He was a good person but a bit hard headed and very disorganized.

While Mr. Alvarez was State Deputy, Otto Heck (Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle Council #11302) was the DC State Council Treasurer.  

It seems that Mr. Heck was very disruptive on a number of occasions, at a number of functions, mainly at council events.  Usually, something “ticked” him off, and he would go off.  This was exacerbated due, as my Irish friend would say, “he liked a bit of the drink.”  

It seems that this became a real problem within his council.  So, the council approached Amando about this problem, which has become well known.

Amando brought Otto up on charges of unbecoming a Knight.  

It looked like Otto was going to get the boot, but a deal was struck:  He could keep his position, but he had to sign a document stating that his behavior was unbecoming of a Knight of Columbus and took full responsibilities for the damaged caused.

Normally, the story would end, but my source tells me that Otto was not one to take this lightly and decided to seek revenge.

To do that, he turned to Brandon Brown.  Mr. Brown is from the St. Michael the Archangel Council #14823.

Brandon wanted to be State Deputy and always felt that he would be a better one than Amando.   And so, he saw this as his opportunity to get elected to State Deputy.

So, phone calls were made and it seems he got quite a number of the other Grand Knights, to vote for him as State Deputy. 

An inside source tells me that a deal was struck, but that he did not know what it was

I have not been able to discover what the deal exactly was, even asking around a bit. 

So, do any of you know what was the deal struck between Brandon Brown and his supporters?  

That is the $64,000 question that does not have an answer.  

You can write to me at

Monday, June 15, 2020

Msgr. Rossi Cover Up Continues...and my response

Well folks, it seems that the cover-up of Msgr. Rossi continues.  You can read the statement exonerating him here

I know that I have been merciless on Twitter, reminding everyone about this investigation regarding Msgr. Rossi.  

Now, it seems to me, that the timing is a bit suspicious:

  • I have been raising this issue for the last two months, whenever possible on Twitter.
  • +Gregory has gotten himself in a bit of hot water, regarding the visit of President Trump to the JPII Shrine.
  • We have constant calls about opening up churches, as he remains silent. 
Having talked to one of the witnesses in the case, he has told me that this is all one big lie, and a coverup of the financial and sexual abuse of Msgr. Rossi.  

I believe him.

I stopped a long time ago giving to the Archdiocese -- no Cardinals' Appeal, no special collections, nothing.   

Over the last year or so, I have reduced my giving to my parish by over 50%.   

Now, let me say this, that I believe that my pastor is a good man, a good priest, and tries to do what is right.  But he does follow, and I expect that, whatever comes from Hyattsville.

In addition, I have targeted my giving.  In other words, my donations can only be used for specific purposed.  For example, paying for the sacramental wine, hosts, or helping to pay for the repairs to the heating system.   

However, in good conscience, I can no longer give.  Therefore, I have stopped all further donations to my parish, until +Gregory is gone.  

Friday, June 5, 2020

Why is the Catholic Church Pushing Anti-Racism? (Updated 6/7/2020)

So, let's be up front about this.  

The killing of Mr. Floyd was a horrible thing and should not have happened.  The police officers involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  


End of story.

Over the last few days, the Catholic Church has picked up the mantle of anti-Racism in a big way.  
Now, it is not that they should not speak out about it, as we are all brothers & sisters in Christ, but that this has become the overall focus over all else.  For example, you no longer hear about the pandemic.  The importance of social distancing, wearing masks, not holding Masses, has disappeared.


Why is this issue - racism - the biggest problem our country faces, among all of the others?

Over the last few weeks, I have spent a great deal of time reading Twitter, which I swore I never would. But it has been a learning experience.

And one of the things that I noticed, were marketing/communication themes pushed by the Church, via their various communications channels -- social media representatives, main stream Catholic media, etc.    They all seem to push the same set of stories and push the same ideas.

Here were the some of themes that I noticed being pushed:   
  • Forming Consciences.  People were laughing at the USCCB.  It died.  
  • DACA and Illegal Aliens.  Things were not going their way on this.  Worried about the lost of $$, which means a shrinkage of the SJW agencies.   
  • The pandemic.  We need to keep everyone safe and we all obeyed the government officials.  The economy was dying but make certain that you donate.  Parish donations were drying up.  That too got lots of blow-back.
  • Environmentalism & the Fifth Anniversary of LaudatoSi. Again, it did not gain any real traction, and push-back, no matter how many stories, quotes from +Francis, etc.  
Then came the death of Mr. Floyd.  Suddenly, this is the biggest problem that has ever been seen.


Why This?

So here are my thoughts...

  1. Too Many Lost Members.  Like many organized religions, the Church has lost too many members over the last 30 years.  Some to other faiths, and many just simply are no longer interested.  They are using this to show the relevance of the Church again. 
  2. Sexual Abuse Scandal.  Due to the Sexual Abuse Scandal, the Church has not only lost members but has lost a huge amount of influence and $$$.  Just when you think it is over, something else appears.
  3. Donations Down.  Loss of members, means loss of $$$.  No $$$, means fewer parishes, schools, cut backs on SJW agencies, etc.  If the liberals win again, they will go to them and say: "See, see what we did!  Now, it is payback." 
  4. Hatred for President Trump.  They hate him, in part, because (1) he is not as refined as they are; yes, he can say the wrong things at times, but see him as a low life; (2) they were hoping to get Hillary, even though she stands against our moral codes, so they can use it to excuse their failures; (3) the economy was doing good for most, not all, but most;  if that is the case, how do you fund your anti-poverty programs; and (4) finally, he does not like illegal aliens and the money that supports them, is a cash cow for the Church.
Then the death of Mr. Floyd happens (again, a terrible crime).  

They see how the main stream media picks up on this, how their are huge protests and BINGO, they see how they can become relevant again!  

This is what they need.  The need to show relevance to the world.

Suddenly, they (our prelates) are all over the issue, like "a cheap suit."   Every Catholic media person, every social media person, every radical leftist catholyc is on this.  Almost every story and every tweet is about the Church and their efforts.  

And, just as important, they ignore the rioters, anarchists and looters.  They ignore the destruction of neighborhoods, businesses, and the loss of jobs.  Why?  For two reasons.  

  • First, because if they condemn it, they will be attacked.  So, they remain silent to keep in the graces of the leftists.  
  • Second, and even more important, they are silent because it is a way of getting back at the President. Either the looting & rioting makes him look weak, and if he takes control, then he is a dictator.  Either way, they win.  And yes, the destroyed business, lost jobs, etc., they are just collateral damage.  Like they say, things happen in war.

This is how they get back into the good graces of the media and others,  and hide the sexual abuse scandals. 

This is how they redeem themselves to the mainstream media, the swamp, etc. 

Anti-Racism is their path to taking back the moral high ground, having everyone forget about the sexual abuse scandals, and electing a liberal, who will give them lots of contracts to take care of illegal aliens, homeless, etc.  

But they will not remember, that the "mob" loves you one minute.  Then, when you of no more use to them, they will simply abandon and ignore you.   If you make some perceived mistake, they will turn on you and destroy you.

Many may call me a racist, disgusting to think this way, etc.  (I don't care what you call me, as long as you don't call me late to dinner)

But I have seen this over and over.   It will come back to haunt them.  Not today, or tomorrow.  But down the road.  

As my father would say:  "Mark My Words."