End of Empire

By Charlie Johnston

(UPDATED TO REFLECT THAT SSPX AND SEDEVACANTISM ARE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS WHICH ARE, IN FACT, INCOMPATIBLE WITH EACH OTHER – CJ

Middletown, Delaware I watched the Super Bowl this year after ignoring it for six years. I certainly chose the right year to tune in, because the actual game was one of the best I have ever seen. I was dismayed, though, that although there has always been a lot of hype and glitz associated with it, this seemed right out of The Hunger Games. It only needed Stanley Tucci as announcer to complete the image.

It got me to thinking. I first read The Hunger Games at the advice of my brother, Steve, about 13 years ago. We were able to see the first movie in the series together while I was in San Diego for the holidays during my pilgrimage. Panem, the capitol city of this fictional dystopian society, was the center of glitz, weird phony style, self-mutilation as a personal fashion statement, casual murderous brutality, phony empathy with the “little people” from the benighted districts (read ‘flyover country’), conspicuous consumption run amok, and vacuous self-regard. Watch it now and it feels like a bloody documentary.

That got me to thinking about the State of the Union Speech (SOTU) last week. Up until Bill Clinton, I watched SOTUs religiously. Though they were not as likely to deliver inspirational rhetoric as an inaugural address, they usually laid out what the priorities for the coming year would be, while touting successes of the previous year and glossing over failures. Some of that still held in Clinton’s early efforts, but he began the transition of SOTUs to a counter-factual partisan fantasy rally.

When young, my parents used to frequently take us to the Milwaukee Zoo. Our favorite exhibit there was Monkey Island, an island surrounded by a moat with hundreds of monkeys on it. They would engage in some hilarious antics at times, but mostly they just threw poop at each other. This year’s SOTU brought back nostalgic memories of those days. Don’t think I am criticizing Republicans for lack of decorum. If I were forced to sit and listen to a desiccated, old weirdo slander me for over an hour and lie about how wonderful the dystopia he has brought to the land is, I would want to shout a few reality checks, as well…maybe even throw the odd piece of scat that was lying about. But America sure ain’t what she used to be.

Of late, I have started thinking of Washington, D.C. as the “old capitol.” There is not a new capitol yet. I do not even know if there ever will be. But it feels more each day like a fading archeological site than the capitol of a once great nation. I have never once called Joe Biden “president,” (because he is a complete fraud from the top of his head to the tips of his big toes), but I find myself oddly comfortable thinking of him as a confederate president. The Injustice Dep’t., the FBI, Homeland Security, and the intelligence agencies and State Dep’t are the corps of flying monkeys the confederate president has at his disposal.

The things we debate seriously in official quarters are things that are so frivolous (but now maliciously frivolous) that they have no place even being a question in a healthy society, much less cause for earnest debate. Meanwhile, we are destroying our energy pipelines, regulating the supply chain out of existence, enacting medical practices that make the discredited old application of leeches seem downright efficacious, unleashing criminals to such an extent that many of our cities have become zones of anarchy, and progressively impoverishing all areas of the country that are not Panem. We studiously ignore all things that need serious attention while fighting ferociously over absurdities. And China sends its balloons to watch over it all.

I pondered what the first balloon was all about. There were many theories. I have heard from several mid-level officers retired from the military that it could get some useful signals intelligence that a satellite cannot. Yet I think it was more like the velociraptors testing the fences in the movie, “Jurassic Park.” I think China was probing to see what our response would be and how quickly decisive it would be. The codgers at the Old Capitol failed on both counts, while patting themselves heartily on the back after the balloon had accomplished its mission. China knows with certainty it has little to fear from us. Now we are getting balloons to shoot down every few days. So what, exactly, is happening?

I have long argued that China has no interest in invading us. It just wants to keep us out of the fight when it makes its moves on Taiwan and Southeast Asia. It just got hearty reassurance it has little to fear on that matter. (China must be glad that none of the lands it is targeting are centers for laundering the corruption of US officials like Ukraine is). So why send so many new balloons when they have gotten the answer they wanted? To make them commonplace, so we will not take them seriously, as we should have from the start. Why do this? America is a peculiar, potentially mighty giant – but only if its electronic crutches are operating properly. What is the easiest way to disable those electronic crutches? With a powerful EMP device. EMPs work on a line of sight basis – and disable all electronics within that line of sight. While we are busy congratulating ourselves on our prowess at shooting down balloons (and men like General Mark Milley, who has a chest full of participation medals but no actual accomplishments or victories, actually enjoy the faux sense of prowess the shooting down brings) China just has to get a few devices that can cause an EMP set off near key coastal areas. We immediately become a pitiful, helpless giant, thrashing about impotently like a Giant Galapagos Tortoise on its back.

I think it quite likely that China, itself, will provide the decisive push that topples national command authority. I also think that China is completely uninterested in trying to invade a land where the general populace is armed to the teeth. So then, from flyover country, we build anew under God, in a much simpler fashion based on some of the traditions that once made this the freest, greatest country in the world. Whether or not the men without chests who currently run the bureaucracy of this country and their screeching, woke minions are swept away by fire or ice I cannot say. I do know, though, that we are already in the last stages of the end of empire. The king is dead. Long live the King.

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In these tumultuous times in the Church, I give a lot of latitude to people who are trying to keep their balance. There are many who I think err on some significant points – and I am sure I do on some, too. When you are running on suddenly very rough terrain, you are going to stumble from time to time. That is no excuse not to keep going. Nor is it an occasion to gleefully point out the stumbles of others. Just keep slogging.

Typically, I make my assessment of others based on their good will and sincerity. If a man is of good heart, he will find his way even if he is a bit off of it right now. That, I think, is part of how you go about trusting God with serenity. I cannot save or convert anyone: only Christ can. With people of good heart, what I can do is either erect barriers to or remove obstacles from the path for the encounter with the King. All too often we are actually erecting barriers when we think we are “saving” someone else’s soul.

Bishop Rene Gracida, the Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, has become a cherished friend of mine. We have known each other for a good eight or nine years. There are some things we disagree on. But I know how hard Bp. Gracida works to do the most right thing he can – and how seriously he takes it. He often writes in thundering tones, which masks how very tender his shepherd’s heart is. Years ago when I was visiting him, he was fretting over a piece he had written. He actually came to tears worrying about whether he had done the most right thing he could. Fortunately, the piece in question was one which had given me great heart and hope – and I was able to reassure him by telling him so and how, exactly, it had helped my discernment. He became a leader in the ‘Benedict is Pope’ movement, a take with which I profoundly disagreed. It did not affect our relationship a whit. I knew he was of honest good will and he knew the same of me. In fact, shortly after I founded CORAC, while at his residence with several friends and colleagues, Bp. Gracida did an extended Exorcism Prayer/Liturgy (45 minutes) that can only be done by Bishops – for CORAC.

Bp. Gracida is a man I cherish, one with whom I can disagree intently at times without having a single doubt about his good will or friendship. He has refined my thinking on some things and, I pray, I have occasionally refined his thinking. What a great heart he has!

I was deeply disappointed when I saw that Michael Voris, of Church Militant, lashed out at Bp. Gracida for his collaboration with some people from SSPX on a project. I have little sympathy for SSPX, a group of intense traditionalists, who reject the validity of the Documents of Vatican II. It is a marginal group with little influence that poses no serious threat to the Church. I regard many of them as misguided by their hearts broken by troubles within the hierarchy. Some are historically ignorant, having imbibed completely a particular and detailed narrative that, without deep knowledge of Church history, they are convinced in a cult-like manner must be true despite any and all evidence to the contrary. But at heart, they believe in the sovereignty of Christ. While refuting their errors we should be reaching out to bring them fully into the fold. When you look at what Bp. Gracida did, he did not even embrace the beliefs of SSPX, but merely gave some Priests a conditional ordination from a Bishop who had been ordained under old rites.

But this is not what raised my ire.

I have always recognized that there is some good work that Voris does, exposing problems that no one else will touch. But I have often been troubled that “attack” is the only mode Church Militant seems to have. To listen to them, there is no good in the Church, only corruption. Sorry, I can’t buy that. I am not shy about calling out offenses. But there are a lot of solid Bishops in the Church. Some are downright courageous while some are timid. The timidity is often NOT a product of cowardice, but of some Bishops seeing how bad things are and trying to avoid doing something that would unintentionally make them worse. It is not the position I would take but is a defensible position. And frankly, the many Bishops I know whose heart is for service and for Christ heartens me, even when I disagree with how they choose to administer that.

But even this is not what raised my ire.

Bp. Gracida is a dear friend of mine and Voris is an acquaintance. I know that Bp. Gracida has always been a good friend to Voris. To go publicly blazing after a trusted confidante and friend who has always been kind to you is, in my book, a form of deeply offensive fanaticism run amok. I know that Voris is almost obsessive in his vitriol towards SSPX. Frankly, his work on the subject often strikes me as akin to taking a howitzer to a gnat. But you don’t let that sort of obsessiveness lead you to brutally attack a trusted friend of good will.

Perhaps Voris thinks this is a way to save Gracida’s soul. Some of the greatest atrocities in history have been perpetrated based on that sort of fanaticism. In a minor episode a few years back, an authority at an otherwise credible publication commissioned a hit piece on me. Several friends who worked there tried to persuade him to at least talk to me first. They told me he refused saying that his aim was, instead, to save my soul. In the judicial murder of St. Joan of Arc, some of her tormenters justified their cruelty by saying it was to “save her soul.” I am sometimes wrong about some things. I have never had the hubris to think I could save anyone’s soul, knowing full well that my actions can only remove obstacles to or erect barriers to a person’s encounter with the only one who actually can save their – and my – soul.

When your righteousness reaches such a fever pitch that you will publicly rip up friends to save souls you are in no danger of saving anyone’s soul. You are, however, in danger of forfeiting your own.

Bp. Rene Gracida is a very good and thoughtful man, with a greater, more tender heart than any but his friends know. Michael Voris is a man who has done some seriously good work, work that is increasingly getting lost in the weeds of vitriol and anger pouring forth from his site. I have only received good from Gracida, even when we deeply disagree. I expected and hoped for better from Voris. When his judgment is restrained and judicious, he is an asset to the faith.

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I thank you to all those who have donated to CORAC in these first few days of our fundraising drive. We are about $4,000 shy of covering our bills for next month – and when we went into the weekend we were about $7,000 shy. We depend on your generosity and kindness – and for two and a half years that generosity and kindness has been sufficient to keep the work we are on moving.

We will have a national virtual meeting late in the day on Sunday, February 26th. More details will follow soon, but you will be able to get on and participate. I will talk about the direction CORAC is taking this year, a direction to help us drill down more deeply to the local level, knitting together anew the social fabric that once raised neighborhoods around the country to joyful, safe places where everyone cared about each other. I am hoping to unveil a little on how to establish local and regional currencies when things go “ka-flooey.” (That word is not my formulation. I have now heard it independently about five or six times, so I figure if people are spontaneously using that term, I might as well crawl up on the bandwagon with them). After working on the subject since last June, I have had several enlightening breakthroughs in the last week. As always, those breakthroughs have come through deep contemplation on first principles. You almost always find the best answers in contemplation of the basics, not in the whistles and bells our over-complicated minds like to attach to them. So if you have not yet donated to CORAC for this fundraising drive, please do so if you can (if you can’t, volunteer your time and skill to each other). By sharing the little that we can, may we be clear glass through which the light of Christ may be magnified to our trembling world.

My Delaware Super Bowl Crew. From left are Allison and Rich, whose farm hosted my talk and then Bob, Laura and Nancy, my residential hosts. At front is Ruby, the faithful shepherd who guarded us all.

Lord, make each of us into a divine spark, carrying your light far and wide throughout the world so that everyone who encounters us will find renewed joy, hope, fortitude, courage and love for the Lord and for each other.

If communication goes out for any length of time, meet outside your local Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Tell friends at Church now in case you can’t then. CORAC teams will be out looking for people to gather in and work with.

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74 thoughts on “End of Empire

  1. I agree with the assessment that DC has become the Capitol (as in the Capitol of Panem) and have often wondered at the stupid lack of self-awareness of Hollyweird to make a movie that was so obviously pointed straight at them. The Catholic author of the Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins, was allowed to help as a screen writer and thus, the movie stayed true to her original ideas of an American dystopia based on the decadence of ancient Rome. You are spot on, Charlie, as usual. The ka-flooey is incoming. If the Hunger Games had been made 10 years later, it would not have been so self-deprecating, of that I am sure. It may have been more like the atrocity of the Lord of the Rings series which is written as if JRR Tolkein never existed. Alas, even Middle Earth is not spared political correctness.
    I pray that the clergy are aware of Michael Voris’ venomous attacks to the extent that you have made us. It makes me wonder if the recent FBI memos targeting Latin-Mass Catholics as extremists will engender a hubris that this proves the Novus Ordo to be less than holy because they are not targeted. And, sadly, vice-versa. Lately, in my book rack, which I curate diligently, someone has been placing propaganda aimed at drawing Catholics away from the Novus Ordo since it is not the “true Mass.” Even among Catholics, must we be drawn into Districts? I am a victim of this ecclesial “Capitol” within my own family and I can report that the heartbreak is relentless.
    If you are able to pass on our concern and support for Bishop Gracida, please do so. Hold fast, fellow TNRSers. Sometimes, I just want to cry out with the Mockingjay, “Fire is catching…if we burn, you burn with us!” Allow it to also be the reverse, O Holy Spirit, that if we burn with your love, our brothers and sisters will burn, too!

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    1. Always great to hear your thoughts and prayers, Marisa. What you note in this: “… someone has been placing propaganda aimed at drawing Catholics away from the Novus Ordo since it is not the “true Mass.” seems to be everywhere. There are many for whom to pray and, also, very much – all around us – for which to pray.

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  2. How disheartening for the Bishop. I will certainly pray for him and Michael Virus. And for our brothers and sisters who have been led astray in the SSPX. I have been attending the TLM for the past two years, so I understand their love of it, but to deny God’s action in the line of Papal election is woefully ignorant, at best, and a spiritual lie at worst. 😔 Satan’s schemes, unfortunately, work on the most faithful.

    Looking forward to hearing you outline Corac’s future defenses, Charlie!

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    1. Becky, I just got back from your fair state. The little I’ve seen of it gives me renewed hope in the basic decency of the common man.

      God bless us, Everyone!

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  3. “Typically, I make my assessment of others based on their good will and sincerity. If a man is of good heart, he will find his way even if he is a bit off of it right now. That, I think, is part of how you go about trusting God with serenity. I cannot save or convert anyone: only Christ can.”
    (CJ).

    “So tell the family of Israel, ‘This is what the Lord God says: Come back to me and leave your filthy idols. Turn away from those terrible, false gods. I might send an enemy army to fight against that country. The soldiers would destroy that country—I would remove all the people and animals from that country. If Noah, Daniel, and Job lived there, those three men could save their own lives. But I promise by my own life that they could not save the lives of other people—not even their own sons and daughters! That evil country would be destroyed.” This is what the Lord God said.”(Ezekiel 14:6-17).

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  4. Persion empire
    Han dynasty
    Umayyad Caliphate
    Mongol empire
    Ottoman empire
    Spanish empire
    Russian empire
    British empire
    American empire?

    What will history say of us?

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    1. “The ultimate embodiment of Judeo-Christian values has been the United States of America. America’s Founders were Christians (some culturally, some doctrinally) who were rooted in the Hebrew Bible. America was founded not to be a replacement of Israel, but a “Second Israel.” Until recently, it was.”

      “The truths of the Judaic-Christian tradition, are infinitely precious, not only, as I believe, because they are true, but also because they provide the moral impulse which alone can lead to that peace, in the true meaning of the word, for which we all long… There is little hope for democracy if the hearts of men and women in democratic societies cannot be touched by a call to something greater than themselves.”
      (British prime minister Margaret Thatcher)

      “Human beings have free will. In the secular world, there is no free will because all human behavior is attributed to ‘biology and environment.’ Only a religious worldview, because it posits the existence of a divine soul — something independent of biology and environment — allows for free will.”

      https://patriotpost.us/opinion/94958-what-are-judeo-christian-values-2023-02-14

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      1. Phillip, I so admired, still do, Margaret Thatcher. Probably few people know of the connection among “the great three”, (my phrase) Thatcher, Reagan, and Pope John Paul II, and the way that the Lord used them.

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    2. And, MP, whether or not the American Empire falls, another question comes to the fore: Will the Peaceful Land to come have empires at all? It would seem not, if it is to be the Kingdom. So perhaps the list you have made ends here. Now that would be an enormous change in human history.

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    1. It is not formally the case – and though Abp. Lefebvre abjured sedevacantism,I have known more than a few SSPX advocates who argue from a sedevacantist perspective. Primarily, the SSPX members reject what they consider doctrinal error, which would include most of the documents of Vatican II. The problem is that once you choose outside of the hierarchy what you can accept or reject (with the exception being outright heresy), it gets ever easier to reject more, depending on your whim.

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      1. I think it’s unfair to generalize “many” SSPX adherents as holding Sede views. I would define SSPX as specifically NOT sedevacantist. Sedes have a place to go — if you deny the pope’s legitimacy, there’s a network available to you. Conversely, how many in the pews of your typical Catholic church do not believe in the Real Presence? Basically, it goes both ways. Which is the greater danger: exposure to a supposed (unsanctioned) schismatic mentality at an SSPX chapel or regular exposure to congregations where only 1/3 of parishioners believe in the Real Presence?

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        1. You are absolutely correct, Dan. It was wrong and errant for me to characterize it the way I did, specifically since SSPX specifically, in its formal statements, specifically eschews sedevacantism. Beyond this, even while Abp. Lefebvre was excommunicated (the excommunication was lifted by Pope Benedict posthumously) he never advocated for sedevacantism. I was entirely wrong to conflate the two just because I know some people who proclaim both. In doing so they defy their founder’s and their organization’s clear and consistent position. My apologies.

          And by the way, excellent illustration to bring the point home to me and to all.

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          1. Jerry and I have decided to embrace the SSPX. We host Latin Mass in our house monthly with Father Peter Katzaroff from El Paso. He has never in 2 years said anything sedavacantist but urges us to live faithful to the traditional teachings of the Church and pray for the pope and the hierarchy.

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      2. Yes Charlie so true!

        We must work hard to stay under Christ’s proper authority through His Catholic Church. If, someday soon, the authority is fully compromised by too many bad leaders of the Church then we have to have a well established prayer and Sacramental life and a strong understanding of Scripture, Catechism, our Doctrine and early Church fathers in place to humbly and obediently navigate that horrible bit of God’s right justice. But He (and our Lady) will provide for the humble faithful during those dark times as long as we are geniunely trying to love and do His Divine Will, to take the right next step, and “remove barriers” as you say. This I have come to believe, in part through your wisdom dear friend. It gives peace during dark and trying times.

        Meanwhile, dear Bishop Rene. I use to communicate with him regularly but my new phone last year caused me to lose about 450 contacts. He was among them. I got to know him through St Vincent College and Seminary were he studied to become a Benedictine priest but ended up making the Archabbot mad over his architectural opion on a bad dorm design-which lead to him becoming a diocesan priest in South Florida and eventually a Bishop in South TX. He never lost his love of St Vincent despite his poor treatment by a misguided Archabbot. What a great example he is to us all-as he humbly remained obedient to God’s authority, even as it was being improperly exercised, and was greatly rewarded for that humble obedience. He is a very good man with a geniune heart for loving God and leading others to do the same. I’m am saddened to hear of public attacks on him. Please pass along my hello and deep love to him if you are able. Yours in Christ, through our Lady and her most chast spouse Joesph…r

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  5. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …Happy St Valentine’s Day 😉

    https://catholicexchange.com/why-saint-valentine-remains-more-relevant-than-ever/

    https://getfed.catholiccompany.com/what-are-the-nine-choirs-of-angels

    https://catholicexchange.com/ten-ways-mother-mary-is-a-mother-to-us/

    https://www.catholicleague.org/super-bowl-off-the-field-controversies/

    The Never Ending Pervert Scandal! $ BILLIONS NOT for Church Work ;-(
    https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/parishioners-shocked-at-possible-bankruptcy-for-catholic-diocese-of-san-diego

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/north-korean-defector-shocked-learned-woke-ivy-league-school-brainwashing

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-criticizes-christian-super-bowl-ad-jesus-would-not-fund-commercials-fascism-benign

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/he-gets-us-responds-aocs-attack-christian-super-bowl-ads

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/reporters-face-jail-interviewing-christian-left-lgbt-lifestyle-warn-assault-free-speech

    Great Idea! …. but First start in Martha’s Vinyard, The Hamptons and de Hood where Billary lives!
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/02/13/nolte-democrats-pass-laws-destroy-suburbs/

    https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2023/02/10/why-we-fight-the-blacklist-against-conservative-viewpoints-by-big-tech-n529851

    https://patriotpost.us/articles/94895-the-ambitious-wives-of-fetterman-and-biden-2023-02-13

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/02/12/heads-up-state-dept-operative-and-usaid-administrator-samantha-power-is-in-hungary-seeding-another-color-revolution-deep-state-ukraine-2-0/#more-243235

    https://sashalatypova.substack.com/p/judicial-watch-records-show-us-and

    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2023/02/12/yale-professor-mandatory-euthanasia-will-be-on-the-table-n530343

    https://thefederalist.com/
    https://links.glennbeck.com/view/55d278157d0973635efe6258i6hs9.1ydz/e9fa6c61

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  6. So excited to see what has been unfolding in a place I only discovered last week. One of my dear friends who is a priest in our diocese had known of this place because he converted to Catholicism as an adult and, then, in a beautiful dream first felt called to the priesthood.

    Asbury University is a Christian college in Kentucky. When the kids showed up for a Chapel Hour last Wednesday, there was such an outpouring of the Holy Spirit which continues even now and which evoked, in the words of a commenter on Twitter: “Asbury Chapel continued… in waves of prayer, worship, and gut-wrenching public confession. It was a significant and spontaneous move of the Spirit that lasted for hours. What a phenomena to witness. Come, Holy Spirit!”

    I am so delighted because this is repentance in action and God is speaking in a way very familiar to these young people. Word is traveling in surrounding states and this is drawing crowds of people. For me, this reflects Romans 5:20. Light in the current darkness!

    https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2023/february-web-only/asbury-revival-1970-2023-methodist-christian-holy-spirit.html

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    1. That is wonderful to see, Beckita. Takes me back to an h.s. Antioch retreat.
      Also the antithesis of something I read recently about many disabled due to shot are despairing and planning to ‘unalive’ themselves; so lifting those up also in the Brazen Serpent Prayer.

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      1. Amen, Maggie, on continuing to pray the Brazen Serpent Prayer. My heart was so uplifted by what is going on in Asbury. I know God will see to the “how” of eventually being united as one Christian flock again. May the “revival” flood the earth while Holy Spirit prepares hearts to respond to God’s Love!!

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      2. Maggie, what you write reminds me of the amazing series of videos advertised by Health Freedom Summit, Absolute Healing, by Jonathan Otto. Granted they’d love to sell you the videos, but I just watched one a day online for about 9 days. They had awesome doctors, researchers, and other amazingly well informed people. One of them told of a group badly damaged by the jab, and he had tears in his eyes as he reported that about 20 of them committed suicide. The good news by these awesome presenters in the videos, is that there IS help, but it takes effort. I took copious notes, amazing info.

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    2. “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
      And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
      The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.
      And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.”
      (Joel1: 28-32).

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  7. Very disappointing that we are falling apart so quickly as a nation. Of course, I am no fan of the Chinese Communist Party, but at least they seem to understand that winning in a technological world requires people trained in technology. We seem to be focused on how many people we can train in gender studies and use our energy to debate about the “black national anthem”, unironically bringing back segregation and congratulating ourselves about it. It’s almost like the West has become a circus of the absurd: silly pop stars sporting devil horns on TV, fighting about pronouns, drag queens reading children’s books. If I’m China I look at all of this and assume that the West is just not a long-term threat. I read an interesting article about how Satan and his crew are essentially absurd. Dangerous but absurd if you recognize the tactics. The West is definitely mimicking its master. I wonder if the devils are taking wagers about how ridiculously they can get the monkey to act.

    On Voris, I too am concerned with some of his tactics. I also think he has done some great things that would not otherwise have been happened: uncovered some real corruption and put bad clerics on the run. His focused material on the Faith and catechesis is also very good. Unfortunately, I have found Church Militant’s constant trawling for corruption everywhere to have resulted in some questionable reporting, getting near or to the level of calumny at times. Some of their staff on social media also behave very rigidly to the point of refusing to acknowledge even the slightest possibility that they may not be interpreting Catholic teaching correctly in all cases. I wish Church Militant would scale back the rhetoric just a tad sometimes.

    Lake

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  8. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-)

    https://catholicexchange.com/helping-one-another-towards-heaven/

    https://onepeterfive.com/forgotten-customs-st-valentines-day/

    https://sjvlaydivision.org/a-faith-deeply-rooted-in-history/

    https://www.pillarcatholic.com/st-valentines-heart

    https://www.oursundayvisitor.com/bishop-barron-has-no-intention-of-eliminating-tridentine-mass/

    https://www.crisismagazine.com/opinion/the-final-judgment-balancing-fear-and-hope

    https://catholicexchange.com/pursuing-holiness-in-the-21st-century/

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253644/which-us-dioceses-have-declared-bankruptcy-here-s-a-map

    ….IT’s Going Down…. Quickly!! ;-(
    https://www.firstpost.com/world/need-to-think-of-the-unthinkable-as-we-live-in-more-shock-prone-world-imf-warns-12158392.html
    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/after-the-worst-january-job-cuts-since-the-great-recession-here-are-12-major-layoffs-that-have-already-been-announced-in-february/
    …..WHO/UN Pushing scenerios for YOU to be terrified about!
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/who-warns-we-must-prepare-29170718
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/feb/14/rising-seas-threaten-mass-exodus-on-a-biblical-scale-un-chief-warns

    https://europeanconservative.com/articles/news/nato-chief-admits-ukraine-burning-through-ammo-quicker-than-west-can-supply-it/

    ….. Get The Mark of The Beast or no $$ in Canada!…. Here soon?
    https://rightedition.com/2023/02/10/justin-trudeau-hijacks-canadas-healthcare-and-threatens-provincial-premiers-to-cut-off-healthcare-funding-unless-they-agree-to-digital-health-id/

    Don’t waste your time on the below silly disinformation sites! Tune in “The View” instead ….. and drink your Kool-Aid!!!
    https://stream.org/category/us/
    https://justthenews.com/
    https://dailycaller.com/
    https://www.zerohedge.com/
    https://newstarget.com/
    https://pjmedia.com/
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  9. PS: JESUS = GOOD NEWS! 😉

    Being a History Major and a Gloomy Day here, I decided to figure out the Painting in CJ’s Post. I thought it must be from Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow but it’s a Last Stand of the 44th during the disastrous British retreat from Kabul in 1848:

    https://www.britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/battle-of-kabul-and-the-retreat-to-gandamak/

    If Ya like Historical Novels, “The Far Pavilions” by M.M. Kaye is a good one about British India/Afghanistan during this time.
    One of those kind of books I was sorry to see end.

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    1. Crewdog, I too loved reading “The Far Pavilions”! My mother gave it to me when I was in high school knowing my love of reading lengthy novels, especially historical novels. It made such an impression on me. Definitely didn’t want it to end!

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    1. Hi Nance & Gang 😉

      I’m sure most here know full well that The ChinaPlague is a Chinese BioWeapon that got released, somehow??, and the aftermath was Politically Weaponized by Evil Global Agents to advance THEIR godless Agendas!

      On one of the National Radio Shows today it was mentioned that it was past time for The Miscreants to be prosecuted under the Nuremberg Codes ….. sadly … short of a Good-Guys win Civil War II …… ;-(

      https://www.tampafp.com/florida-department-of-health-issues-health-alert-on-mrna-covid-vaccine-safety/

      GOD SAVE ALL HERE!

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      1. Has anyone listened to the link I posted? It is not about the vax or the c- by itself but the fact that the ‘cines were so badly produced. And the reason, which is bad as can be, and does explain why no one seems to care. Listen to the end. Please. I think this is important, but only if y’all actually see what I see. Please someone comment AFTER watching.

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        1. Yes, Nance. Our government has colluded against its own citizens for an agenda to advance the one world government by reducing the population. It truly is that evil. Our only hope is our faith and trust in God. 🙏🙏

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    2. I watched the video Nance.
      I’ve read about many of the things it reveals but not the paper trail of Gov involvement. Since it is mostly about the US and their cloak and dagger stuff it leads one to ponder who is the chief of this and why are they doing it? Since we “wrestle not against flesh and blood” we can consider the devil first but then we have to decide what is it he’s offering us that has lead us into this deception on a global scale?
      Pope Benedict XVI tells us: “We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires,”.
      Pretty scary to think some of those desires could be in line with the devil’s! But we too can be just as much at fault;
      “It is our very sleepiness to the presence of God that renders us insensitive to evil: we don’t hear God because we don’t want to be disturbed, and so we remain indifferent to evil.”…those of us who do not want to see the full force of evil and do not want to enter into his Passion.” (POPE BENEDICT XVI.)
      If we are to judge one by their fruits this fruit is revealed by the lives they live and what they advocate for, do and don’t do.
      Obviously, many are corrupted by the billions received while others, the power they wield with that money.
      Still others, by a megalomaniacal sickness that a life of dissipation leads too and still other with a false understanding for the “good” of the planet, humankind, the environment, etc. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness” (Is 5:20).
      With the advent of “higher learning” and the “global” ability to spread one’s ideas and agendas, a new paradigm has emerged. And this new ability has been noticed by members of the hierarchy as well:
      “But what is specific to our time is the globalization of humanity, which makes possible a Parousia (the Second Coming events) with a necessarily universal dimension. For the return of Jesus in glory cannot concern a single continent; it will refer to the whole of human history and to the whole of the Earth’s geography.” (Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard.)
      Scripture tells us that antichrist is already in the world (1 John 4:3). “As far as the antichrist is concerned, we have seen that in the New Testament he always assumes the lineaments of contemporary history. He cannot be restricted to any single individual. One and the same he wears many masks in each generation.” —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI).
      But unlike ages past, this infrastructure now has a global scope allowing for a world-wide coordinated plan. And this “universal demention is why many are suggesting that the infrastructure of The Antichrist is being laid and many of these Global implimentations look very similar to some apocalyptic verse. “…that Antichrist is one individual man, not a power—not a mere ethical spirit, or a political system, not a dynasty, or succession of rulers—was the universal tradition of the early Church.” (St. John Henry Newman.)
      “You understand, Venerable Brethren, what this disease is—apostasy from God… When all this is considered there is good reason to fear lest this great perversity may be as it were a foretaste, and perhaps the beginning of those evils which are reserved for the last days; and that there may be already in the world the “Son of Perdition” of whom the Apostle speaks.” (POPE ST. PIUS X).
      “There is a great uneasiness at this time in the world and in the Church, and that which is in question is the faith… I sometimes read the Gospel passage of the end times and I attest that, at this time, some signs of this end are emerging.” (POPE PAUL VI).

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  10. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-)

    https://catholicexchange.com/the-mysterious-holy-veil-of-manoppello/

    https://www.lifenews.com/2023/02/15/south-carolina-house-passes-bill-banning-abortions-affirming-life-begins-at-conception/

    https://www.ncregister.com/cna/beatification-date-announced-for-married-couple-with-seven-children-martyred-by-nazis-including-one-unborn-child

    https://www.churchpop.com/2023/02/15/miracle-matchmaker-priest-helps-270-couples-find-love-all-of-them-married/

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/christian-university-kentucky-draws-pilgrims-nationwide-spiritual-revival-gives-me-so-much-hope

    https://spiritdailyblog.com/news/lessons-from-the-other-side

    https://www.cal-catholic.com/pringles-airs-accidental-pro-life-commercial/

    http://blog.newadvent.org/2023/02/before-he-became-pope-pius-xi-conquered.html

    https://thehill.com/homenews/3860227-woman-claims-catholic-church-denied-communion-because-of-rainbow-masks/

    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2023/02/15/lansing-michigan-seventh-day-adventist-civil-rights-religion/3541676499140/

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/christian-teacher-loses-job-refusing-deceive-parents-kids-gender-transitions-devil

    https://townhall.com//tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/02/15/rand-paul-holds-health-institutions-accountable-for-denying-medical-care-to-those-unvaxxed-n2619603

    https://catholicexchange.com/jesus-movies-half-a-century-of-our-lord-on-the-big-screen/

    https://www.oursundayvisitor.com/a-downward-slide-how-the-church-got-here-on-sex-abuse/
    ….In Truth … I could stand to miss a few meals …. & Beers 😉
    https://crooksandliars.com/2023/02/wsj-skip-breakfast-save-money-you-silly

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/
    https://newsbusters.org/
    https://stream.org/category/us/
    https://www.zerohedge.com/
    https://newstarget.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  11. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://getfed.catholiccompany.com/what-is-the-origin-of-the-st-michael-prayer

    https://catholicexchange.com/being-open-to-the-holy-spirit/

    https://www.lifenews.com/2023/02/16/court-dismisses-charges-against-pro-life-woman-arrested-for-praying-outside-abortion-center/

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/canadian-pastor-ordered-judge-cite-medical-experts-pulpit

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/indiana-church-employee-sentenced-stealing-574k-gambling-vacations-fueled-pure-greed

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/military-transgender-surgery-free

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/chicago-dad-placed-on-watchlist-after-opposing-pornography-in-schools_4983670.html

    I hope/pray that in 10 years there is still some tattered remanant of The Republic as founded, in Faith & Civics, by Patriots of Old.
    https://www.thefiscaltimes.com/newsletter/20230215-US-Will-Add-19-Trillion-Debt-Over-Next-Decade-CBO

    https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/02/14/exclusive-house-republicans-demand-answers-cdcs-new-database-monitor-why-americans-take-covid-19-vaccine/

    ….. I hope that Elon continues to evolve into a Good-Guy!
    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/elon-musk-we-need-to-avoid-one-world-government/
    https://newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/renata-kiss/2023/02/15/watch-musk-warns-big-tech-against-putting-thumb-scale

    https://americanmind.org/salvo/mysteries-of-the-labor-force/

    https://www.danielgreenfield.org/2023/02/antifa-shares-fundraising-platform-with.html

    https://reclaimthenet.org/us-state-department-funds-uk-think-tank-that-aids-in-censorship-of-americans

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/
    https://links.glennbeck.com/view/55d278157d0973635efe6258i78zf.29ym/dec22a53
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
    https://justthenews.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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    1. I am praying for Elon Musk’s conversion. There are so many things he says and does that are on the verge of being moral, perhaps placing him in our Blessed Mother’s mantle will help him “see the light!”

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  12. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉 PM

    https://www.crisismagazine.com/opinion/imagine-no-religion

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oklahoma/articles/2023-02-14/50m-shrine-to-honor-slain-priest-first-us-catholic-martyr

    https://spiritdailyblog.com/inspiration/pondering-words-of-wisdom

    https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2023/02/15/the-other-saint-of-divine-mercy-michal-sopocko/

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/02/17/virginia-democrats-block-born-alive-informed-consent-pro-life-bills/

    https://catholicvote.org/how-should-catholics-respond-to-the-cdcs-devastating-new-data-on-lgbtq-youth/

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/02/17/why-the-latest-covid-development-is-going-to-have-millions-angry-and-regretful-n2619709

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/climate-hustlers-want-to-spend-50-trillion/

    Of Course, The THEY Media does NOT investigate/report on ANY story that would reflect badly upon ANY of The FringeLeft Democrat Party Agendas!
    https://www.catholicleague.org/abortion-complications-are-serious/

    HullyGee! … Really!!?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/world-government-summit-suggests-crisis-events-are-useful-path-globalism

    https://brownstone.org/articles/covid-emergency-climate-emergency-same-thing/

    It’s Fine! … They’ll be nice & Vote Democrat …. See!!?? ;-(
    https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/02/14/encounters-of-chinese-nationals-at-southern-border-outpace-past-2-years-combined/
    …… are THEY bringing THEIR Killer Drones with THEM!? ;-(
    https://greatgameindia.com/china-shoot-us-drones/

    https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/02/17/landmark-study-vindicates-everyone-who-touted-natural-immunity-to-covid-19-n704926

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/02/they-came-in-peace.php

    https://www.floppingaces.net/2023/02/17/the-week-in-radical-leftism-02-17-2023/
    https://www.zerohedge.com/
    https://links.glennbeck.com/view/55d278157d0973635efe6258i7jqq.2j7y/2606e3fb
    https://www.wnd.com/category/front-page/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  13. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/upcoming-calendar-highlights-beginning-lent-february-22-march-3/

    https://onepeterfive.com/quinquagesima-sunday-a-platitude-or-a-way-of-life/

    https://catholicexchange.com/be-perfect-as-your-heavenly-father-is-perfect/

    https://www.crisismagazine.com/opinion/four-scores-just-sixty-years-ago

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cdl-muller-german-synodal-sect-has-replaced-catholic-faith-with-lgbt-ideology/

    https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/cardinal-cupichs-shocking-misrepresentation-pope-benedict/

    https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/true-love-calls-for-a-change-in-heart

    https://www.pillarcatholic.com/martyrs-everywhere-journalism-in-venezuela-and-the-truth-on-youtube

    Evil-n-Madness On-Parade!
    https://www.wndnewscenter.org/state-social-workers-now-must-ask-whether-infants-identify-as-nonbinary/
    https://www.theblaze.com/news/pentagon-new-abortion-policies

    FACILITIES, Food Processing/Energy/Electric, plus Toxic Trains AFIRE on a near daily basis?
    Balloons from Outer Space,
    Wide Open Borders and Urban Areas where all the Supply/Transportation Hubs reside in Turmoil?
    Defunded/Demoralized local Police?
    WOKE Military with depleted Morale, Personnel and Gear/Ammo Stockpiles?
    Dumbed Down Public Education? …. An entire Generation without “Rudder or Compass” with NO sense of Faith/Morals/History/Civics …… SIGNS?
    I don’t believe in coincidences These-Days! ;-(
    https://wsvn.com/news/local/miami-dade/epa-advises-doral-residents-to-shelter-in-place-as-renewable-energy-plant-continues-to-burn/

    https://amgreatness.com/2023/02/17/the-perils-of-historical-ignorance

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  14. 28 August 476, a young Flavius Momyllus Romulus Augustulus, of Rome was sent home to Grandfather & Grandmother out in Compania.

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      1. I had to think and then had to go to Google to verify my thoughts. I know why R. Sey posted such a statement.
        Flavius was the last Roman emperor of the western empire. He was emperor for ten months and was deposed when he was only fifteen. The “empire” had pretty much ceased to exist except in name and memory of prior greatness. After Flavius no one even cared if there was an emperor on not. The old system had become irrelevant. I think R. Sey is making a subtle reference to the present state of the American/Western European empire.
        God bless Cornelius Forster, OP. the ancient Dominican Father, history professor, charged with cramming as much knowledge as he could into our hollow freshmen heads at Providence College fifty years ago.
        JT

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          1. And then came Charlemagne!
            “Charlemagne was crowned “Emperor of the Romans” by Pope Leo III in 800 CE, thus restoring the Roman Empire in the West for the first time since its dissolution in the 5th century. Charlemagne was selected for a variety of reasons, not least of which was his long-standing protectorate over the papacy.”
            We can only hope that a new “Monarch” will be forthcoming after this present period of darkness R. Sey.

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      1. Beckita ~ Oh my goodness! We have been following them for several years on YouTube with their many short, succinct and erudite videos on the Faith.
        Look up Aquinas 101 on YouTube and see the many little videos! all excellent!
        As the Hillbilly Thomists they have released 3 albums. 🎸 🪕 🥁 🎻 A wonderful, talented group of men!
        Enjoy!
        God bless, katey

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  15. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉 PM

    The below is a summary of Sir John Glubb’s: “THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL”, 1978. Complete Essay PDF included at end.

    “XXXIX Summary
    As numerous points of interest have arisen in the course of this essay, I close with a brief summary, to refresh the reader’s mind.
    (a) We do not learn from history because our studies are brief and prejudiced.
    (b) In a surprising manner, 250 years emerges as the average length of national greatness.
    (c) This average has not varied for 3,000 years. Does it represent ten generations?
    (d) The stages of the rise and fall of great nations seem to be:
    The Age of Pioneers (outburst)
    The Age of Conquests
    The Age of Commerce
    The Age of Affluence
    The Age of Intellect
    The Age of Decadence.
    (e) Decadence is marked by: Defensiveness Pessimism Materialism Frivolity An influx of foreigners The Welfare State A weakening of religion.
    (f) Decadence is due to: Too long a period of wealth and power Selfishness Love of money The loss of a sense of duty.
    (g) The life histories of great states are amazingly similar, and are due to internal factors.
    (h) Their falls are diverse, because they are largely the result of external causes.
    (i) History should be taught as the history of the human race, though of course with emphasis on the history of the student’s own country.”

    Click to access glubb.pdf

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-the-white-house-wants-us-to-shut-up/

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/02/18/exclusive-sen-tommy-tuberville-free-speech-unless-you-disagree/

    Laughing is better than Crying!
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/02/the-week-in-pictures-balloon-payment-edition.php

    https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2023/02/americans-are-disturbingly-ill-informed-and-naive-china-navys-intel-chief-says/383046/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/
    https://cnsnews.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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    1. Yes, Sorrowful, I discovered on YouTube when they were advertising for Aquinas 101 and had no idea they were also musicians!
      I love these guys…and they’re not even Benedictines!
      My vey favorite, I play it over & over, is “The Old Highway.” 🎵🎶
      I think you may need to be “a certain age” to truly appreciate it. 😉
      God bless all here ~ ✝️🙏🏽🎵 katey in OR

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  16. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://www.ncregister.com/blog/is-god-the-mediator-of-mary

    RIP, Bishop Dave! ….. I got Bad Vibes about this!?!
    https://www.pillarcatholic.com/la-aux-oconnell-dead-cause-of-death-unconfirmed/

    https://humanlifereview.com/the-path-to-salvation/

    I’d like to think that every USA Diocese offered same?
    https://www.miamiarch.org/CatholicDiocese.php?op=Article_miami-archbishop-offers-to-house-exiled-nicaraguan-priests-seminarians

    https://catholicexchange.com/gender-dysphoria-gender-stereotypes-and-church-tradition/

    https://catholicvote.org/growing-number-of-bishops-criticize-synod/

    Hal be Correct ……….
    https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-2-19-2023/

    https://rairfoundation.com/conquered-another-catholic-church-will-be-converted-into-a-mosque-in-buffalo-new-york/

    https://www.catholicleague.org/directv-still-stiffing-newsmax/

    https://www.fox8live.com/2023/02/18/new-orleans-woman-103-waits-uptown-route-see-80-year-old-parading-daughter/

    https://yournews.com/2023/02/18/2517576/east-palestine-train-wreck-may-have-created-largest-dioxin-plume/

    I’m sure that ABCNNBCBS-NPR/NYT/WashPo are all over this story! … Right!!???
    ….. Yup! Nuremberg Code Violations aplenty!!:
    https://nworeport.me/2023/02/19/medical-freedom-protesters-surround-pfizer-hq-in-nyc-to-demand-nuremberg-style-tribunals/

    Methinks General Smedley Butler was/is Right!!:
    https://off-guardian.org/2023/02/13/war-certainly-is-a-racket/

    THEY will not Stop! Submit or Else … or move to Red States and demand a Congress of Red States to retain/maintain The Republic!
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/minnesota-democrat-lawmakers-push-ban-on-gas-powered-lawn-mowers-chainsaws-to-curb-climate-pollution/ar-AA17Eg9S

    https://www.zerohedge.com/
    https://newstarget.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  17. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19420/persecution-of-christians-january

    https://apnews.com/article/los-angeles-homicide-religion-2e3a821b8c90b268d6e3f2bb08d6f12c

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/feb/19/practicing-christians-are-now-fascists-and-terrori/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/03/03/russia-ukraine-war-crimes-explainer/
    “Crimes against Humanity” in Europe? War is Hell as Sherman quipped. Over-There they have been cutting each other’s throats there since the Dawn of Time ;-( …… and since 1917 Our USA has expended Tank Cars of Blood and Shiploads of Treasure……. and Our presence there since 1945 has only encouraged them to become helpless godless Socialist MetroSexuals ;-(
    They have not done **** for US since France gave US The Statue of Liberty…… At least France ensured Our Victory in The Revolutionary War and for that I will be forever grateful 😉 ……. AND Our USA quite simply does NOT have the Blood & Treasure to fritter away even though Our own Party of Socialist Metrosexuals attempts to do just that ;-(
    ……. NOW!! The Crimes Against Humanity that I’m concerned about are:
    1) The Chinese Bioweapon that was released Worldwide … Somehow!?
    2) The Weaponization & Politicization of that Chinese Bioweapon and the entire ChinaPlague Hoax of Phony ClotShot Vaxx, massive profits for BigPharma,
    Medical & Box along with corrupt politicians and BigTech Elites! ….. The WEF Global Re-Set Gang!!
    3) Most importantly! The suspension of Constitutional Rights.
    ….. The oppression of Citizens with Lock-Downs, destruction of Mom/Pop Middle-class Business and legalized Vote/Election Fraud.
    ……A generation of school age children stunted for life?
    ……A New Normal of unexplained excess deaths, unusual medical conditions and Big Bro “In Your Face” Gubermint?
    …… All the above in the name of Follow the Science!

    Back to Europe/Ukraine and Crimes Against Humanity!
    How about those Bioweapon Labs in Ukraine and all the Political Corruption there since 1992 …… and all the corrupt EU/USA Crime Families that profited from same?
    Not so Funny Thing that these same Crime Families are many of the same Global Re-Set Elites that jet into Davos yearly for the World Economic Forum Fest!
    ….. Gang!
    We have plenty of Crimes Against Humanity to deal with in Our USA ……. Our own criminal Crime Families, THEIR useful idiots …. and, I fear, Powers and Principalities intent upon the destruction of Our Republic along with the Faith and Civics of Our Founders!

    Archbishop Vigano Responds to Tucker Carlson – Says It’s Time to Call Out ……..
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/__trashed-101/

    Methinks General Smedley Butler was/is Right!!:
    https://off-guardian.org/2023/02/13/war-certainly-is-a-racket/

    Yup! Nuremberg Code Violations aplenty!!:
    https://nworeport.me/2023/02/19/medical-freedom-protesters-surround-pfizer-hq-in-nyc-to-demand-nuremberg-style-tribunals/

    Get Ready … It’s Going-Down Over-There … False Flags &/or Wag de Dog Ops?
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/president-biden-makes-surprise-visit-kyiv-ukraine-meets-president-zelenskyy

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  18. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://catholicexchange.com/the-art-of-the-luminous-mysteries-the-last-supper/

    https://zistezesto.wordpress.com/2023/02/18/chapter-3-in-the-footsteps-of-st-paul-and-the-church-fathers-of-turkey-cappadocian-cave-churches-st-basil-and-the-passions-of-st-blaise-and-st-john-chrysostom/

    https://www.catholicherald.com/article/columns/lenten-conversion/

    https://catholicexchange.com/why-peace-is-elusive/

    https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/very-short-course-in-catholic-faith/

    https://onepeterfive.com/public-enemy-predominant-fault/

    https://www.crisismagazine.com/opinion/are-conservatives-embracing-a-new-kind-of-welfare

    https://spiritdailyblog.com/news/cora-evans-and-the-great-light

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/beautiful-thousands-gather-for-jesus-march-revival-in-santa-monica/

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253695/details-released-in-arrest-of-suspect-in-murder-of-bishop-oconnell

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2023/02/bidens-noxious-decree/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/20-000-protestors-march-for-peace-in-munich-to-protest-kamala-harris-ukraine-war/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/your-strategic-imperative-is-defending-the-united-states-elon-musk-to-woke-military/

    China Lasers Hawaii, Prepares for War–GORDON G. CHANG
    https://reader.epoch.cloud/?publink=1c419c32e_134aa70

    HeadLine Overload ;-(
    https://amgreatness.com/
    https://spectator.org/
    https://www.americanthinker.com/
    https://www.frontpagemag.com/
    https://www.zerohedge.com/
    https://newstarget.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  19. Well, it’s not Jan 1, but perhaps a saint will pick you to help get you through Lent?
    “How To Select A Patron Saint For The New Year

    Whatever method of saint selection you decide to go for, I suggest the following approach:

    Pray. Ask the Lord to send you a saint who can guide and inspire you.

    Select your saint. (Click the link.)”
    https://catholic-link.org/saint-name-generator/

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  20. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://catholicexchange.com/lent-is-an-opportunity-to-let-god-empty-us-of-our-pride/

    https://onepeterfive.com/inerrancy-sacred-scripture/

    https://www.christianity.com/wiki/holidays/what-is-ash-wednesday-why-do-christians-celebrate-it.html

    https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/02/21/41000-catholic-clergy-members-mailed-instructions-denying-communion-pro-abortion-catholic-politicians

    YEP! …. I started my Diet for Lent!
    https://www.crisismagazine.com/opinion/you-need-to-fast-more
    …. a great lenten idea to save water 😉
    https://www.crisismagazine.com/opinion/countering-assaults-on-innocence-this-lent

    https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/ex-post-facto-legislation-from-holy-see/

    https://www.catholicleague.org/christian-bashing-on-campus-3/#iLightbox%5Bgallery74117%5D/0

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/catholic-university-ready-ax-core-majors-theology-english-fund-popular-programs

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/some-people-are-religious-get-over-it/

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/physicians-arent-racist-matter-what-government-says?
    ….. “Served with Honor & Distinction” ..??????.. Susan Rice ;-(
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/02/21/susan-rice-to-head-biden-race-essentialism-task-force/

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2023/02/21/schism-anglican-bishops-reject-welby-as-head-of-communion-over-same-sex-blessings/

    https://www.afa.net/the-stand/faith/2023/02/reflections-from-asbury-part-6/

    Satan’s Useful-Idiots are VERY busy … These-Days ;-(
    https://catholicvote.org/house-chairman-jordan-confronts-fbi-director-for-targeting-catholics/
    https://taylormarshall.com/2023/02/946-us-bishops-condemn-fbi-memo-profiling-catholics-podcast.html
    ….. Let US make it Official! Congress of Red States to Preserve The Repubic!
    https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/20-ags-join-bishops-condemning-fbi-memo-profiling-latin-mass-catholics

    https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2023/02/21/report-church-vandalism-spree-strikes-germany-and-france/
    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2023/02/21/dennis-prager-twelve-hundred-synagogues-desecrated-judaism-this-past-shabbat-1334515

    Yep! ;-(
    https://www.floppingaces.net/2023/02/20/were-so-stupid/

    https://americanwirenews.com/best-political-cartoons-fiddler-joe/

    https://links.glennbeck.com/view/55d278157d0973635efe6258i84zn.1uiz/230f8f17
    https://stream.org/category/us/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  21. That is the awesome answer! more praise and worship before His Majesty.
    (that’s what one of our local priests does 2-3 times a month: praise and worship music, prayers and benediction.)

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  22. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://catholicexchange.com/this-lent-listen-to-your-mother/

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253699/catholic-leaders-open-new-church-in-uae-s-interfaith-abrahamic-family-house

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253708/four-women-opt-out-of-german-synodal-way-saying-it-departs-from-the-universal-church

    https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2023/02/21/cardinal-cupich-and-the-hermeneutics-of-the-abyss/

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/doj-charges-eight-pro-life-activists-with-blocking-access-to-abortion-clinic/

    Yep! …. It’s Satanic!
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-executive-order-woke-artificial-intelligence-called-social-cancer
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/02/22/george-orwells-chilling-prediction-has-come-true-roald-dahl/

    https://dailyclout.io/report-57-542-neurological-adverse-events-95-serious-in-first-90-days-of-pfizer-mrna-vaccine-rollout-16-deaths-females-suffered-aes-more-than-twice-as-often-as-males/
    https://brownstone.org/articles/rochelle-walenskys-terrible-testimony/
    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/covid-infection-natural-immunity-superior/
    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/colleges-mandating-student-covid-vaccines/
    https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/well-being-berberine

    US Negotiates Deal to Give WHO Authority Over Pandemic Policies
    https://reader.epoch.cloud/?publink=40f991477_134aa72
    https://beckernews.com/see-you-in-court-criminals-49384
    …… If True …. Heads must roll! …… but won’t ;-(
    https://dailycaller.com/2023/02/17/rachel-levine-financial-motive-child-sex-change-surgeries-transgender/
    https://www.wnd.com/2023/02/lucrative-business-child-sex-change-industry-exploding-u-s/

    https://amgreatness.com/2023/02/20/anatomy-of-a-cover-up-the-january-6-tapes/

    https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2023/02/22/are-sanctions-hurting-the-us-more-than-russia/

    https://www.19fortyfive.com/2023/02/if-taiwan-falls-what-happens-to-america/

    “Netanyahu: Military action against Iran is harder the longer one waits”
    https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-732319

    https://links.glennbeck.com/view/55d278157d0973635efe6258i8ez6.2aqb/571368c2

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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