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5+ Very Efficacious Daily Prayers

Morning Offering – O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin and the […]

On The Benefits of Cantankerousness

I was in a local Novus Ordo (N.O.) Catholic Church this past Sunday owing to my feeling very much under the weather to the point of almost missing Sunday Mass, which is something that I have to be very sick to miss. I generally drive 45 minutes to a filled-to-the-brim-with-young-families Traditional Mass. Anyway, the previous […]

Old News That’s Evergreen

Did you know that receiving Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in the hand while standing is not as reverent as receiving on the tongue and kneeling? Don’t take it from me, though. Here’s a timely and timeless interview of Bishop Athanasius Schneider on EWTN from January 9, 2013, an interesting date, as it’s just […]

On The Lighter Side

The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all its might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright – And this was odd, because it was The middle of the night.   The moon was shining sulkily, Because she thought the […]

God and His Angels & Saints vs. Francis I and His Demons

We know who wins in the end, but it’s going to be one hell of a fight!

Indulgences 101 – What You Can Gain While You’re Still Alive

The Catholic Church never stopped the practice of permitting the faithful to gain indulgences, contrary to popular belief. Like the belief in Purgatory, the idea of gaining indulgences gets a bad rap by people who frankly don’t know what they’re talking about. So here’s the skinny. There are a myriad of ways to lessen our […]

Do you know what’s in your child’s A.R. (Accelerated Reader) books?

As a former elementary and middle school teacher I was responsible for encouraging my students to rack up the points in reading as many library books as possible. They earned these points by taking an on-line test on the book they’ve just read. But, what is in these books?  With the obviously silly titles like […]

Purgatory is Still a Thing

And so are indulgences. Don’t take my word for it, but educate yourself on the best insurance policy this side of heaven. And tune out the naysayers. They’re just jealous! November is the month to pray for the Church Suffering, the Holy Souls in Purgatory, who will be your spiritual BFFs when the going get […]

It’s Irrational Not To Be Catholic

One unintended consequence of the Sham-is-on Sin-nod (aka Amazon Synod) is that it has successfully united militant Catholics on both sides of the Atlantic. The young Austrian gentleman, Alexander Tschugguel, featured in the following video, is responsible for pitching the five Pachamama idols into the Tiber. Go Us! The Vatican police claim to have retrieved […]

A Handy Letter to Send to Your Parish N.O. Priest

Sometimes you have to attend a Novus Ordo Mass, and it’s almost unbearable. Here’s a letter I’m mailing today to the Catholic Church that I usually avoid attending even though it’s my home parish. I (like many others) generally drive 45 minutes to almost 2 hours to attend a very reverent Tradition Latin Mass. I […]