29 04, 2023

New Orleans Flashback

By |2023-04-29T14:53:42+00:00April 29th, 2023|Life|

In the Spring of 2017, I was on loan to a TLM-parish in the diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana. Gibson is in the bayou and I often point out I had alligators as closer geographic neighbors than humans. But I often spent time in New Orleans when I got lonely in the swamp. One day, I was walking near the horse track in New Orleans before Mardi Gras. I think it was the Monday before Mardi Gras, but you have to understand that "Mardi Gras season" in NOLA begins in January, and lasts for months. Now, even the homeless (and the street-people with homes) get tired of seeing certain costumes among [...]

27 04, 2023

Why “Apostolic Catholicism”?

By |2023-04-23T01:53:02+00:00April 27th, 2023|Theology|

Why do I always reference "Apostolic Catholicism" in my blogs and podcasts?  Because I am convinced that what "normy-Catholics" label as "traditional Catholicism" is really nothing more than "Apostolic Catholicism."  That is, our true faith and true liturgy goes back to what Christ gave to the Apostles. Granted, it's very easy for normy Catholics to mock traditionalists as being stuck in a time-warp to the 1950s.  But our beef with modernism touches not on the level of wax in mustaches or which whiskey goes with a certain cigar.  Rather, it has to do with the salvation of souls all across the world.  You see, if the Catholic clergy of the [...]

25 04, 2023

“Let Nothing Disturb You” (Full Prayer)

By |2023-04-21T14:20:00+00:00April 25th, 2023|Theology|

Below is my own English translation of Let Nothing Disturb You, originally in the Spanish as Nada Te Turbe (far below) by the 16th century nun, St. Teresa of Avila. Let Nothing Disturb You Let nothing disturb you, nothing shake you. Everything passes, God does not change. Patience obtains everything. Whoever has God lacks nothing. Only God suffices. Elevate your thoughts to the heavens above. Let nothing distress you, nothing disturb you. Follow Jesus Christ with a big-heart, and come what may let nothing disturb you. Do you see the glory of the world? It's vain-glory. Nothing is stable, everything passes. Aspire unto the heavens which last forever. Faithful and [...]

23 04, 2023

Production Update

By |2023-04-23T01:52:08+00:00April 23rd, 2023|Life|

Happy Easter, Christ is Risen!  Christ is Truly Risen!As you know, I was taking care of my mother medically and sacramentally before she fell asleep in the Lord.  I thank you all so much for the prayers for the repose of my mother's soul.   To keep up my normal life of prayer this Spring of 2023, I could only keep up on my website, not the videos or podcasts, at least while helping my family and others locally.  However, most of my productions are coming back this Spring.  The following items are quite boring and long-winded, so I put the following topics in order of importance, starting with the [...]

22 04, 2023

The Feast Day for Two Early Papal-Martyrs

By |2023-04-22T15:09:42+00:00April 22nd, 2023|Theology|

One of the most interesting arguments I hear against traditionalists these days goes something like this: "The lifestyle and liturgy of the early Christians was much more like that of modern charismatics than that of modern traditionalists." I too believed such silly arguments for a long time in my Catholic formation. Of course, there's mountains of evidence against such an assertion. The Roman Breviary for today's saints is just one such piece of evidence.  Pope Saint Soter was martyred around AD 174 or 177. Pope St. Pope Caius (aka Gaius) was martyred in AD 296. Notice what the old Roman Breviary says about today's saints, but also notice what it also [...]

20 04, 2023

Avoiding Decisions in Desolation, Part 2: Specifics

By |2023-04-20T04:36:04+00:00April 20th, 2023|Theology|

p/c Daily Wire. In early 2023, Jordan Peterson (above left) interviewed Chloe Cole (above right) with probably well over 10 million listens across all forums.  Chloe is an 18 year old woman who suffered gender-dysphoria and began to chemically "transition" at the age of 12.  At the age of 15, she had a double-mastectomy that she described on this interview as "barbaric."  She is now suing her surgeons and Kaiser Permanente of California as they proceeded into mutilating surgeries when she was not able to give informed-consent.  Obviously, she could not give informed-consent to a mutilating reproductive surgery firstly because it was a mutilating sexual surgery and secondly due to her [...]

18 04, 2023

Avoiding Decisions in Desolation, Part 1: Generalities

By |2023-04-18T17:04:55+00:00April 18th, 2023|Theology|

Five years ago, Sensus Fidelium produced a talk I gave called Making Decisions Without Fear based on the teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Today we're going to delve much deeper into that oft-quoted parable of St. Ignatius "Don't make decisions in desolation."  That is correct. But the original version from the saint goes like this: In time of desolation, we should never make any change, but remain firm and constant in the resolution and decision which guided us the day before the desolation, or in the decision to which we adhered in the preceding consolation.  For just as in consolation the good spirit guides and counsels us, so in [...]

17 04, 2023

Interview with Polish Catholic Newspaper

By |2023-08-29T19:10:15+00:00April 17th, 2023|Life|

I was interviewed by Nasz Dziennik, a large Catholic production in Poland.  A writer named Beata asked me political and religious questions regarding my recent article called Good Catholics Need to Tackle the Hard Topics More.  Here were her questions and my answers: Beata: Were Catholics too easily persuaded that they meddle too much in politics? Who and how is working on it so that we would think so? Me: The Catholic Church in the United States was exploding with baptisms and vocations before Vatican II.  Since the Council, we lose four Catholics for every Protestant convert that comes to us.  Our clergy are afraid to lose more people, so usually [...]

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