15 August 2017

"We owe it to each other to take care of gentle souls like this.": The Man on the Overpass


STLToday has a very moving story about Raynard Nebbitt, whom you may not know by name. On the other hand, if you travel I-44 at all regularly, you know him by sight. He is the man who travels every day to the overpass on Rock Hill Rd., flagging down trucks to honk their horns. He has a mental disability, and this overpass is his daily routine, his daily task-- or, if you will, his daily apostolate. Since it seems I have a contractual obligation to drive to the Dance Center of Kirkwood 14 times a week, I simply refer to him as "Maddie's friend".

Anyhoo, it seems that due to a recent physical disability of his sister (who had been able to work and support them both), he was forced to move to the city, where his daily bike ride now takes over an hour each way.

The quote in the above headline comes from a commenter at the STLToday story. It is a very worthy read.

Signum Magnum Apparuit in Caelo

A very blessed Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady to all of you. If you have forgotten your obligation so far, there is still time to make 6:30 pm Mass at St. Francis de Sales Oratory.

In Case Any Modern-Day Stalinists Read This Blog

Robert E. Lee was better than you. Yes. He was.

07 August 2017

What Stands in the Way of the Global Secular Order? Look at Whom Francis Targets

The Church Militant-- the Bride of Christ, the Church on earth, governed by a vigorous, orthodox Pope and Bishops united with him, teaching what she has always taught.

The United States of America-- no, not that shining city on a hill, Puritan thing. Merely this, an independent nation-state, Western and Christian in its general ethos, supporting independence, powerful enough to resist the globalists.

Russia-- Christian Russia. An independent nation-state, Eastern and Christian in its general ethos, supporting independence (especially Christian), powerful enough to resist the globalists.

What do these groups have in common these days? 1. Belief in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. 2. The need for a role in society of the Church and the State (though they disagree on some boundaries thereto). 3. The necessary integrity of the nation-state as the primary actor of international law. As a corollary to this, consider that these groups are all that are left in opposition to invasion-by-immigration by Mohammedans to the West. 4. This last trait is most tenuous in what is left of the U.S., but support of the traditional family, right to life, marriage, subsidiarity, etc.

Francis has threatened with excommunication (whatever he means by this term) all of the above. Some directly, some by public attack designed to ostracize them.

It goes without saying that all of these institutions are weakened from the height of their power and are greatly under attack by the diabolical forces so freely at work today 

Of the three, only Russia seems to be getting stronger from its low point. I submit that this is precisely because it has embraced Christianity in at least some sense after the displacement of the communist government. Russia supports Christians in the Middle East and at home. It supports traditional families and marriage. It opposes the sexual perversion policy of the West and the Mohammedan invastion. That is why the global secular elites want it destroyed.

The United States and the Church are both on their knees, attacked so successfully from within. Trump's victory, whatever he does or doesn't actually accomplish, stands for the things for which America used to stand. He got through the guardians of the system, proving they don't have everything their own way yet. They must destroy him, and with him, they imagine, the last chance of America being America again.

I don't think any reader of this blog needs me to prove that Francis has nearly completed the work of destruction of the visible Church that was planted fifty years ago or more, and which worked, worked, rotting the foundations, until he could push over the rotten superstructure. And yet, the Church cannot really be killed. There are always faithful Catholics, lay and clergy. These he will attack, openly or not, until he can get rid of us at last (spoiler alert: he can't).

Anyway, a rambling post, but one I wanted to go on record to say. Just as I knew I wanted to support Trump in 2016 based merely on his enemies list, so now, thanks to this open war between the elites and civilization--inside the Church and out-- you can see who are the forces for sanity based on the same enemies list.

Whenever Trump and Putin are "dealt with", we are left at last defenseless; that is to say, we will have no earthly protection left. I pray daily that Our Lord and Lady will act decisively despite our unworthiness.

Come Lord Jesus! Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

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As an aside, in its own little sphere, the Mafia has earned its own FrancisScorn.  What? The mafia? Aren't they scumbags? Well, perhaps, but consider their function only as it relates to governance of peoples. They step in when the state and/or Church fails (even if they contribute to that failure), and provide services, structure, governance, and its own form of "criminal justice". And consider the vigor with which Francis goes after them.  A vigor, I might add, he saves only for hectoring and belittling traditional Catholics. Why? I think, mostly, that these days they stand as a force against Mohammedan invasion of Sicily and Italy. And they have a type of "family and country" patriotism, within the obvious limits of a criminal enterprise.

01 August 2017

Commemoration of the Holy Machabees

Gospel 
Luke 12: 1-8


[1] And when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
[2] For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known.
[3] For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops.
[4] And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
[5] But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him.



[6] Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
[7] Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.
[8] And I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.