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1505, 2024

Fourteen Years a Priest

By |May 15th, 2024|

Cum his qui oderant pacem, eram pacificus.—Psalm 119:7. Today is the 14th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood.  I am often reminded there is only One High Priest, Jesus Christ.  We ministerial priests share in that priesthood both ontologically and by suffering as Christ suffered. The above picture was taken before or after a trial several years ago in Washington DC after one of our arrests for peacefully counseling inside an abortion center with Red Rose Rescue (RRR.) We do counseling inside abortion centers to stop the immediate threat of babies about to be killed with the understanding our peaceful protest will probably lead to arrest. The above picture includes Will Goodman on the left who was just sentenced to 1.5 more years in prison. On the right is Fr. Fidelis CFR (né Christopher Moscinski) who has recently spent [...]

2804, 2024

Reconnaissance Mission in the Mediterranean

By |April 28th, 2024|

If we see the prophesied "Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary" before the end of the world, there is reason to believe we'll get a traditional Pope (as miraculous as that would be) and my hope in that would begin the resuscitation of the international missions of the Catholic Church.  Perhaps I would leave my hermit life and begin or join an international congregation if that happened.  Or more than likely, I would continue my current life and simply go deeper into contemplation and also deeper into international missions.  (This is why I learned French and Spanish and Portuguese, anyway.)  Or perhaps I will be old, and I'll just continue to teach online. When that day of the Resurrection of the Church comes (namely, when Mary said in the famous apparition in Ecuador 500 years ago that the Church—after [...]

1404, 2024

Malfunctioning Warriors with Solid Consciences

By |April 14th, 2024|

The above picture is one I snapped on the Greek island I am currently on.  This is part retreat and part mission which will be revealed later.  I'm continue to produce content on this site and my channels.  I continue to pray/read 4 hrs/day, so I continue to thank my donors for keeping my life going abroad.  This isn't just some vacation to get away and sit on a beach.  Amazingly, I have got the 30-40 pieces of a TLM kit plus my MacBook in a single carry-on everywhere I go in the world, usually having no need to check a bag in luggage (unless I have bottles of altar wine.)   Tonight I take a boat to Kos and then another boat the next day to Patmos, the island where St. John wrote the Book of the Apocalypse.  Next, [...]

2303, 2024

Grab Bag of Q/As on Email

By |March 23rd, 2024|

One part of my life is answering the theological questions of friends and benefactors.  Below is an email I got from a friend today.  I didn't think I'd turn it into a blog post until after I hit "send," but I needed something for my Life-Update section (especially so you know what I do with a small portion of my week.) I think you'll find his two theological questions fascinating: His email: Fr. Nix, Two confusions which have been floating around in my mind for a year or two. I have seen a pamphlet, I think by Fr. A., stating that we can pray now for a suicide victim who died years before, with the understanding that Our Lord, being outside of time, can backdate the prayers. The pamphlet didn't take the next logical step, namely that today we can [...]

903, 2024

Mass of the Ages 3 and “My Three Mothers”

By |March 9th, 2024|

Last week, some friends offered to pay my way to Chicago and back to see Mass of the Ages 3 (henceforth, MOTA 3).  I was featured in episode one and two, but not three, so I didn't have a lot of reasons to come out.  But a free flight and seeing friends who would be attending the premier sounded like it might be worth it.  Besides the fact we all had a great trip, the movie was excellent.  (There were a few caveats to this, like how the movie got wrong a major-premise to the current state of papacy, but that is not the point of this article.) What I didn't expect is that the flick turned out to be an unexpected jaunt through the life of my own mother and what it means to be the mother of a [...]

2102, 2024

Why I Offer the Old Sacraments Exclusively

By |February 21st, 2024|

Here's why I offer the old Roman Sacraments: Mass:  The Traditional Latin Mass uses only the Roman Canon, which the Counsel of Trent infallibly states is something Jesus Christ Himself gave to the Apostles as I wrote about in this article. Confession:  The old-rite absolution automatically includes the lifting of excommunication of certain sins like abortion by the very fact that it includes the word "excommunication" as what is relieved just before the words of absolution, as I explained in this podcast.  This is not the case in the new formulation of absolution, but apparently a "tag on" prayer has been added for just such sins. Extreme Unction:  In the old Rite, the book containing Extreme Unction includes very powerful exorcism prayers surrounding the "Commendation of the Soul" and "On Expiration" prayers.  Essentially, the priest is there for hours to [...]

1102, 2024

The TLM Is Not the Place to Teach the TLM

By |February 11th, 2024|

I only ski every three years, and this week was one of those years.  I did two days in a row up in Summit Co., CO.  My brother in law's parents were kind enough to let me use their home.  The above is a picture of my travel Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) kit set up in their home.  I was alone in that home most of the time there.  (One buddy who joined me one day for skiing attended one Mass in there, and did well in attending it even though he goes normally to both Masses.) I mention he "did well" because that is not something that just goes without saying.   Many times people ask me to come offer Mass for their movie set or family reunion or in their home.  They often invite relatively-pious non-traditionalists who make [...]

2801, 2024

“The Anger of Man Worketh Not the Justice of God.”

By |January 28th, 2024|

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Whosoever is not just, is not of God, nor he that loveth not his brother. For this is the declaration, which you have heard from the beginning, that you should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and killed his brother. And wherefore did he kill him? Because his own works were wicked: and his brother's just. Wonder not, brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not, abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. And you know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in himself. In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his [...]

701, 2024

Sr. M. Wilhelmina: Some Crossovers (and a Lot to Learn.)

By |January 7th, 2024|

I just finished reading an outstanding book called God's Will.  It's about the incorrupt African-American Benedictine nun, Sr. Mary Wilhelmina, Foundress of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles.  She was born Mary Elizabeth Lancaster on the 13th of April 1924 in St. Louis.  She died on the 29th of may 2019.  She was found incorrupt on the 18th of May 2023.  To be "incorrupt" means the body of the deceased has miraculously refrained from the normal post-mortem decomposition process. I (top-right) have no plans on being incorrupt like her (top-left) but I noticed a few similarities in our intellectual conversions from modernist Catholicism to traditional Catholicism.  Before entering the contemplative live, Sr. Mary Wilhelmina was in the active life.  As a black woman, she was encouraged to "Give'em gospel."  This didn't work.  She wrote:  "One just sang or [...]

1112, 2023

Body-Cam Footage of My Arrest in Ab. Center

By |December 11th, 2023|

This is footage of one of my arrests for peaceful counseling inside an abortion center, this time in the summer of 2019. The story is here: The body-cam footage is here:

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