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NDE

Cardiac surgeon Lloyd W. Rudy was dean of the Heart Program at the University of Georgia School of Medicine and a member of the first heart transplant team at Stanford University. One Christmas Day, one of his patients suffered an aneurysm and died. Dr. Rudy filled out the death certificate, notified the man’s wife, and shut down the machines. Then he and his surgical assistant took off their jackets, gloves, and masks, while talking about what else they could have done.

For some reason, a machine that measured certain body functions, like BP, did not get shut off. In addition, they had inserted a microphone into his body and that continued to record as well. Both showed no signs of life for about 20 to 25 minutes. Then, suddenly, they started showing activity again.

The patient had spontaneously come alive again. It took him a couple of days to regain consciousness, but he eventually made a full recovery without any sign of brain damage. Later, he described the usual bright light at the end of a tunnel.

But he also accurately described where the two surgeons had been talking, their position in the room and how they stood with arms folded over their chests. He described how the anesthesiologist had entered the room and how a nurse’s computer monitor had had a row of post-it notes on it, with some stuck over others.

Not only had he been clinically dead when these things occurred, but he had also still had his eyes taped shut from the surgery. And the description of the room where the doctors talked was seen from above, not from where his body was lying in the bed.

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ASU: [5:22] – Kudos to Arizona State University for not caving to these two Black Karens. Their idiocy is plain in their condemnation of Kyle Rittenhouse for “murdering” (the jury ruled it was self-defense) “people of color” (both of the guys Rittenhouse shot were white).

BABYLON BEE: Californians move to Texas, Episode 5 [6:04].

CHIEF TWIT: I am delighted with the policy changes he’s made so far, but underwhelmed that his gravatar shows him in his “servant of satan” costume. Let’s all bombard him with prayer, okay?

ELECTION: November 8 has already had big consequences for Berkeley County, North Carolina students. At their first meeting, the new board fired the district’s superintendent and attorney, hired new ones, banned CRT, and created a board to review library books for pornographic content.

FAUCI: Thank the good Lord, he is finally GONE. St. Tony used his final WH presser yesterday to lie to us all once again about the safety and effectiveness of the ‘rona jabs.

While he will be out of power, he will not be out of the news. Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry are deposing him in their lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly colluding with social media companies to censor speech.

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki may be next. Missouri and Louisiana filed this landmark lawsuit in May of 2022 and have since received discovery showing that the federal government and the Biden Administration have worked with social media companies to censor speech on topics like COVID-19 and other issues.

FIBONACCI DAY: In mathematics, the Fibonacci sequence is one in which each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. When the sequence begins with 1, it goes 1, 1, 2, 3 etc. IOW, November 23.

MEASLES: Excerpts from the articles linked below are posted here as a compare/contrast with the ‘rona jab – Measles is one of the most contagious diseases known to man. In the decade before 1963 when a vaccine became available, nearly all children got measles by the time they were 15 years of age.

In the United States before the vaccine, there were about 3 to 4 million reported cases per year; of these, about 48,000 required hospital care, 1,000 got encephalitis, and 400-500 died. Nowadays, the CDC estimates that 1 in 4 cases needs hospitalization, 1 in 1,000 get encephalitis, and 1-2 per 1,000 die. Since 2000, the annual number of reported measles cases in the U.S. ranged from a low of 37 (2004) to a high of 667 (2014). The last measles death in the United States occurred in 2015.

Surviving an infection and getting two doses of the vaccine appear to confer lifelong immunity for the majority. However, breakthrough infections do occur, with the duration of protection being longer for acquired immunity than for vaccination. An estimated 5% of vaccinated children lose their immunity between 10 and 15 years after vaccination.

VAXXX: The FAUXTUS administration is embarking on a “six week push” to get more people jabbed, claiming the still-experimental, gene-therapy, not-a-vaccine toxin reduces the risk of hospitalization and death. However, in August 2022, the majority of COVID-19 deaths (58%) were among people who had received at least one jab. Based on past figures and current trends, we can reasonably estimate this to rise.

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If Jesus returned today

Below is an exchange of letters between a cloistered nun and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. They’re both long, so I have added graphics to break up the text and hopefully make it easier to read.

Most Reverend Excellency,

I am writing to you on the occasion of the coming Feast of Christ the King, and I permit myself to share with you a certain fundamental question:

Is there still any meaning in celebrating and invoking the grace that this liturgical feast so longed for when it was instituted?

If the King of kings and Lord of lords (cf. 1 Tim 6:15; Apoc. 19:16) were to return today in His glory, would He still recognize His Spouse, the Church?

By asking these questions, I will seem irreverent and lacking faith in the promise, “the gates of hell shall not prevail” (Mt 16:19), that resonates as a hope to cling to for those few survivors of the wind of mortal apostasy that has invaded the Church. Well, the provocative tone of these questions summarizes the feeling of confusion of the few remaining faithful, faithful in searching for some reference to the Magisterium, a valid Sacrament, and coherence of life among the shepherds. I turn to you as to a “Voice in the desert” that so many times has illuminated so many lost and disheartened souls.

I wanted to share with you this little story that happened to me:

A few days ago, a lady who brought some donations to the convent said to me: ‘You know, I don’t follow these things very much, but it seems to me that the direction the Church has taken lately is not so good…!’ From the way she spoke, the tone of her voice, I perceived that she was embarrassed for expressing herself in this way to someone whom she believed represented that ‘Church’ that she had just questioned. I could make a great speech to her: my answer was a simple appeal about the need to intensify our personal prayer, leaving the lady in her ignorance and allowing me to ‘identify’ with that ‘church’ that I do not really feel I represent… The sensation was one of great impotence, in the impossibility of being able to give exhaustive and truthful answers. A few minutes earlier I had read the exhortation of Pope Pius XI when, one hundred years ago in his Encyclical Ubi Arcano Dei, he had exhorted Catholics about their duty to hasten the return of the social kingship of Christ. A sort of ‘moral duty,’ of a personal and collective commitment.

Is this commitment still valid? And how should we put it into practice if the “Church” is no longer the “Church”?

The letter Ubi Arcano Dei was the beginning of the institution of the Feast of the Kingship of Christ, which took place in 1925 precisely in order to avoid the mess that we have experienced in the recent years. In that encyclical, the Kingship of Christ was understood as the remedy to secularism and to all of those errors that – at a distance of one hundred years – have been generously welcomed by many prelates, bishops, cardinals, and even he who presents himself as the representative of Christ and who under this insignia has promoted the ruinous acceleration of the flock “deceptively” entrusted to him.

Francis is considered to be the pope, albeit an apostate, but is he the pope? Was he ever the pope?

When Pilate asked Jesus what truth was, despite having Truth Himself right in front of him, the gaze of Christ, the Judge of the world, penetrated the mediocrity of the weak man who stood before him. Pilate trembled for a moment, but the glamor of his personal pride prevailed. Christ the King returns today in the same form and looks the bishops and cardinals in the eye, those who do not recognize the Crown of Thorns that He has worn in their place, assuming the price of their betrayal, their pride, and their unworthy blindness.

I recall having read in the Diary of Saint Faustina Kowalska – the saint of Mercy – that one day Jesus appeared to her completely scourged, covered in blood and crowned with thorns: he looked her in the eyes and said to her “The bride must resemble Her Bridegroom.” The saint understood what was meant by that call to “nuptiality,” to sharing everything. Probably this is the form of recognition of the Kingship of Christ that our historical moment is demanding personally of every true Catholic.

Yes, it seems to me that this is the vocation of the “true Church” in our time: of that little flock which, meeting the gaze of Christ the King mistreated and disfigured by blasphemy and perversion, still has the courage to give a response of love, fidelity, and consistency of conscience that is unable to deny Him, because otherwise it would deny Christ the King just as did Pilate, Herod, and all the leaders of the people.

I do not hide from you that with these lines I wanted to ask for one of your essays, which are full of Christian hope for the little remnant that is bewildered because it is without a Shepherd, without the representative of Christ who ought to guard and defend the Church entrusted to him.

I have asked you some questions that many are asking with such sorrow in their hearts, and I am certain that the Holy Spirit will give you the answers that will rekindle expectation for the return of the triumph of the Kingdom of Christ in society, in every heart, and over the entire face of the earth!

“Pacificus vocabitur, et thronus eius erit firmissimus in perpetuum!” [I.e., He will be called peaceable, and his throne will be established forever.]

– A cloistered nun

Reverend and dearest Sister,

I read the letter you sent me with keen interest and edification. Permit me to respond to as well as I can.

Your first question is as direct as it is disarming: “If the King of Kings and Lord of Lords were to return today in His glory, would he still recognize His Bride, the Church?” Of course He would recognize Her! But not in the sect that eclipses the See of Peter, rather in the many good souls, especially in the priests, men and women religious, and in many simple faithful souls, who, even if they do not have horns of light on their brow as Moses did (Ex 34:29), are still recognizable as living members of the Church of Christ. He would not find Her at Saint Peter’s, where worship has been offered to an unclean idol; nor at Santa Marta, where the artificial poverty and inflated humility of the Tenant are a monument to his immense ego; nor at the Synod on Synodality, where the fiction of democracy serves to complete the dismantling of the divine edifice of the Catholic Church and to impose scandalous ways of life; not in the dioceses and parishes in which the conciliar ideology has replaced the Catholic Faith and cancelled Tradition. The Lord, as Head of the Church, recognizes the pulsating and living members of His Mystical Body and those who are dead and rotting, having been snatched from Christ by heresy, lust, and pride, and who are now subject to Satan. So yes: the King of kings would recognize the pusillus grex [i.e., tiny flock], even if he had to look for it gathered around an altar in an attic, a cellar, or the middle of the woods.

You mention that the promise of the Non prævalebunt [i.e., will not prevail] may resound “as a hope to cling to,” and that “the provocative tone of these questions summarizes the feeling of confusion of the few remaining faithful, faithful in searching for some reference to the Magisterium, a valid Sacrament, and coherence of life among the shepherds.

Our Lord’s promise to St. Peter is provocative, in a certain sense, because it starts from two assumptions: the first is that the gates of hell will not prevail, which tells us nothing about the level of persecution that the Church will have to endure. The second, a logical consequence of the first, is that the Church will be persecuted but not defeated. For both, we are asked to make an act of Faith in the word of the Savior and in His omnipotence, along with an act of humble realism, acknowledging our weakness and the fact that we deserve the worst punishments, both among the “modernists” and also among the “traditionalists.

You ask me how to put into practice the appeal of Pius XI for the restoration of the social Kingship of Christ, “if the ‘Church’ is no longer the ‘Church.’” Certainly, the visible church, to which the world gives the name of Catholic Church and of which it considers Bergoglio as Pope, is no longer Church, at least with regard to those cardinals, bishops, and priests who convincedly profess another doctrine and declare themselves to be adherents of the “conciliar church” in antithesis to the “preconciliar church.” But are you and I, and the many priests, religious and faithful, part of that church or of the Church of Christ? To what extent can we superimpose the Bergoglian church and the Catholic Church, accepting that they are superimposable in some aspect? The problem is that the conciliar revolution has torn the bond of identity between the Church of Christ and the Catholic hierarchy.

Before Vatican II it was unthinkable that a pope could have openly contradicted his predecessors in doctrinal or moral questions, because the hierarchy was very clear about its role and its moral responsibility in administering the power of the Holy Keys and the authority of the Vicar of Christ and the shepherds. The Council, beginning right with the anomalous definition it gave of itself and with the rupture with the past present in the elimination of the canons and anathemas, showed how it is possible, for anyone who does not have moral sense, to hold a sacred role in the Church even though unworthy in the three aspects that you have duly enumerated: “Magisterium, valid Sacrament, and coherence of the life of the Shepherds.” These shepherds, deviants in doctrine, morality, and liturgy, do not feel bound to the fact that they are vicars of Christ, and of thus being able to govern the Church only if their authority is exercised coherently with the purposes that legitimize it. This is why they abuse their own power, usurp an authority whose divine origin they deny, and humiliate the sacred institution which in some way guarantees the authority of those Shepherds.

This rupture, this violent tear, was consummated on the spiritual level at the moment in which the authority of the prelates was secularized, just like what happened in the civil sphere. Wherever authority ceases to be sacred, sanctioned from above, exercised in the place of He who combines in himself the spiritual authority of Supreme Pontiff and the temporal authority of King and Lord, it is there corrupted into tyranny, sold with corruption, and commits suicide in anarchy. You write: “Christ the King returns today in the same form and looks the bishops and cardinals in the eye, those who do not recognize the Crown of Thorns that He has worn in their place, assuming the price of their betrayal, their pride, and their unworthy blindness.” In those same features, dear sister, we must recognize the Holy Church. And as we were scandalized in seeing her Head humiliated and mocked, scourged and bleeding, wearing the robe, holding a reed, and crowned with thorns, so we are scandalized now in seeing in an analogous way the entire Church Militant laying prostrate, wounded, covered with spit, insulted, and mocked. But if the Head wanted to embrace the Sacrifice by humiliating Himself even unto death, death on a Cross, for what reason would we presume to merit a better end, since we are His members, if we really wish to reign with Him? On which throne is the Lamb seated, if not on the royal throne of the Cross? Regnavit a ligno Deus [i.e., the Lord has reigned from the tree]: this was the triumph of Christ; this will be the triumph of the Church, His Mystical Body. You rightly comment: “The Bride must resemble Her Bridegroom.” And you continue: “Yes, it seems to me that this is the vocation of the ‘true Church’ in our time: of that little flock which, meeting the gaze of Christ the King mistreated and disfigured by blasphemy and perversion, still has the courage to give a response of love, fidelity, and consistency of conscience that is unable to deny Him, because otherwise it would deny Christ the King just as did Pilate, Herod, and all the leaders of the people.”

Your letter, dearest sister, is for all of us an opportunity to reflect on the mystery of the passio Ecclesiæ [i.e., suffering church] that is so near to what is happening in these terrible times. And I conclude by recalling the “provocation” of the Non prævalebunt: just as the Savior knew the shadow of the tomb, so we must know it will happen to the Church, and perhaps it is already happening. But He will not allow his Holy One to know corruption (Ps 16), and He will make Her rise just as He Himself rose from the dead. In this sense, the words “The Bride must resemble the Bridegroom” acquire their full significance, showing us how only by following the Divine Bridegroom up the steep slope to Golgotha will we be able to merit to follow Him in glory to the right hand of the Father.

I exhort you to draw spiritual profit from these thoughts, as I impart to you and your dear fellow sisters my fullest and fatherly blessing.

+ Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop

4 November 2022

S.cti Caroli Borromæi, Pont. Conf.

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ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing a Pennsylvania school district for not promoting LGBT ideology.

CATHOLIC: Dr. Bella Dodd, who later repented and returned to her Catholic faith, was a master organizer for the Communist Party in America. Communists infiltrated not only the Catholic Church, but also all the mainline Protestant denominations. Dodd said she herself put about 1,200 Communist Party members into Catholic seminaries. Some of them rose to high levels within the RCC, including four who became cardinals. She also claimed to have placed a thousand communists into New York’s teacher’s union. Today, we are seeing the fruits of Satan’s century-long effort.

CHIEF TWIT: Ever since Elon Musk bought Twitter there’s been a whole lot of people saying the social media platform is finished, what with advertisers and users leaving or threatening to leave, but not really doing it. On November 21, Musk tweeted, “Twitter added 1.6M daily active users this past week, another all-time high.”

DETRANS: [4:59] – Oli London, who once identified as a Korean woman and underwent 32 plastic surgeries along the way, has begun detransitioning and is looking forward to being baptized.

MEDIA: I remember when being first to get the scoop and break a big story was a journalist’s dream. Now, it’s all about protecting the Democrats. More than two years ago, The New York Post first revealed the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop and got censored by Twitter and Facebook and condemned by all the so-called “real” news outlets. Now, CBS, the Washington Post, and the New York Times finally admit the laptop did belong to Hunter and its contents are legit.

PELOSI: [11:20] – This is so weird. Two documents, each filed with the court, give mutually exclusive accounts of the same incident. The DOJ says police officers opened the door, while the San Francisco District Attorney says Paul Pelosi opened the door. Cops body camera show the DOJ’s version is a Big Fat Lie. And the NBC News reporter who reported this and other facts, as they were happening, has been suspended from his job.

S&G: When Balenciaga posted photos of little girls playing with bondage bears, social media users passed them around, creating enough blowback that the brand completely scrubbed the images. It’s clear the child porn aspect was intentional, since one photo included a copy of the US Supreme Court decision regarding child pornography.

It’s mind boggling what this company sells. I took a gander at the “Objects” and “Best Seller” sections. A 25-hour candle in an aluminum case sells for $550. Replacement candles are $80 each. Pajama bottoms cost $1,450. Matching tops are available for another $1,450. Small handbags go for well over $2,000. Metal lunchbox cost $790. A travel pillow costs $610. And for dog owners, a leash … a LEASH … for $450! Collar $495. Bowl $890. Fake fur, heart-shaped doggy bed $1,450.

I have to wonder if these Balenciaga people take their crap seriously or if they just laugh themselves silly every time some fool with too much money buys anything

GRAMMY NOTES: Giraffes are my favorite wild animal, so naturally I’ve been longing to paint one for ages. I finally decided my skills were up to doing the subject justice. Photo reference by Denise McQuillen. Used with permission. N.b., the flash washed out the colors quite a lot.

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Grammy Grinch

Not “commitment.” RELATIONSHIP.

We had them until 18, because that is when the state said we were no longer responsible. And we took that seriously. Too many parents don’t bother to get their offspring ready to be adults by their 18th birthdays, including my own parents and my husband’s. Consequently, we made way too many stupid, unnecessary mistakes.

At 18, our “brains aren’t even done yet” children suddenly become capable of committing felonies for which they could go to jail for life. They can take out loans that they can’t repay or sign up to go get shot at in countries they never heard of before.

And long before that, they can die. Did we do everything possible to get them ready to meet Jesus? Did we pray for their future spouses or to accept whatever vocation the Lord called them to? Did we pray for the faith to let them go, to welcome the loss of control, to endure their failures?

We love it that our kids and their spouses not only enjoy and respect us, but also teach our grands to do the same. We welcome their phone calls, newsy emails, photographs, and visits.

But they’re adults. I didn’t let them dump their chores on me or take my stuff without asking when they were minors. I certainly don’t want that kind of disrespectful behaviors now that they are grown. And I, in turn, do not offer unsolicited advice or spoil their kids beyond what they have approved.

Call my Grammy Grinch if you want, but I won’t trade my adult-friends relationships with my grown offspring for anything.

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ARIZONA: If only Mike Pence had had this much courage. Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright says she will not certify the gubernatorial election until she gets answers to the questions surrounding voting in Maricopa County.

These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law. Arizonans deserve a full report and accounting of the myriad problems.”

BORDER: The invasion continues unabated. CLICK https://twitter.com/BillFOXLA/status/1593308030149439488 [1:15] to see the footage. In the past fiscal year, 2.76 million undocumented aliens have crossed, breaking the previous record by over 1 million.

Between October 22 and November 4, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency rounded up 138 sex criminals in multiple states all across the country. All of them are here illegally.

CBS: When Musk reinstated Trump’s Twitter account, CBS tweeted they were suspending posting “out of an abundance of caution.” Twenty-four hours later, they resumed tweeting “to monitor the situation.”

My favorite comment: “I’m leaving Twitter. But first I’m gonna tweet about leaving Twitter. Then I’m gonna stick around to see what everyone thinks about me leaving Twitter.

Read more of the loud and continuous mocking @ https://twitter.com/CBSNewsPress/status/1594338983785291777.

FYI: Trump has said he won’t be using his Twitter account and, so far, he hasn’t, something I’m guessing a good share of his 86 million followers can confirm. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has fewer than half that many at 36.4 million.

COVID-19: We can take off our tinfoil hats and replace them with “I Told You So” hats. Not so long ago, even suggesting anyone probably doesn’t need the jab would’ve gotten you banned from social media. Now, it’s in the New York Times.

ILHAN OMAR: House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) will not serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee under the Republican majority due to her past “anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks.”

ITALY: CLICK https://twitter.com/JoelWBerry/status/1593983129198514176 to hear a fiery speech by the new Prime Minister about how woke left-wing globalists are the new colonizers, while conservative right-wingers are the ones fighting for the downtrodden. I wish Pope Francis would listen to this.

RACISM: America is so raaacist that the four largest cities all have Black mayors. Sadly, since they’re also Democrats, they’re doing nothing at all to improve the lives of their Black constituents.

S&G: The same Maryland school district that is pushing LGBTQ grooming on preschoolers denigrated donated “Heroes of Liberty” titles, because they promote the “American values that made this country great.” Meanwhile, they highly praised a title that described gynecological exams and the use of sex toys.

When parents asked if they could opt their kids out of the queer grooming, they were told no, because “inclusive curricula support a student’s ability to empathize, connect, and collaborate with a diverse group of peers, and encourage respect for all.”

Also, CLICK https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1593036241322512385 [1:15] to hear a school board object to a mom reading porn from a book available in the school library because there was a child in the room.

TWITTER: For years, tweeters have posted child porn with impunity. That ends with Musk.

WALLS WORK: Last year, Poland built a115-mile long fence and now Finland and the Baltic states are following suit.

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ARIZONA: CLICK https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1593866268339482624 [1:38] to see the video.

CLIMATE COMMANDMENTS: My cousins came up with these.

FAUXTUS: CLICK https://rumble.com/v1v9bxy-damning-montage-shows-by-joe-big-guy-biden-is-in-deep-trouble.html [2:45] to see a damning montage.

LIBS OF TIKTOK: CLICK https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1593706426022891521 [:10] to see the video.

OPERATION STEEL CURTAIN: In Texas, Gov. Abbott has ordered large steel containers, concertina wire, as well as personnel and equipment along the border in order to block and repel criminal activity and stop violations of state law. In addition, ten M113 armored personnel carriers are being deployed to 10 locations along the Texas-Mexico border.

TUCKER CARLSON: [3:58] – This is just for fun. No politics or news … just Tucker talking about his marriage, kids, faith, etc.

TWITTER: [5:46] – Twelve hundred people walked off the job, because … oh my! … Elon told them they had to actually work. Plus, people they can’t stand – like Donald Trump, Jordan Peterson, Babylon Bee – have their accounts back.

GRAMMY NOTES: God is good, all the time! Years ago, I was running errands. I had just gotten off the highway and was at a stop light when I heard a thunk from under the car. When the light turned green and I pulled forward, I heard something dragging, so I pulled off and walked across the street to the service station, where I found the guy closing early because he had nothing to do. He said, “You just caught me.”

He came with me, looked under the car, and said, “Your tie rod has fallen off. How did you get off the road?” I mimed steering and he said, “Nope. You need the tie rod to steer.” But even he could see the scrape mark that the dragging tie rod had made on the macadam and the tracks my tires had made as they turned on to the dirt shoulder. I love imagining my guardian angel turning the wheels for me! 🙂

He towed the car to the shop and, thankfully, had the part needed to repair it. While he worked, I wandered around the nearby mall, thinking about what could have happened if the tie rod had fallen off while I was doing 55 on the highway! I imagined my guardian angel holding it on until I got to the red light. 🙂

When I got back to the service station, I learned the guy didn’t take checks and I didn’t have enough room on my credit card for the repair. However, I had a large cash deposit that I had been planning to take to our bank. Why was I not surprised when it turned out to be enough to cover the repair? All the time, God is good!

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Catholics and the End Times

Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, talks with Daniel O’Connor about what the Catholic Church does and does not teach about the End Times and how we can prepare for them. The talks were recorded in pieces and I found two and three to be repetitive. If you want to save time, just watch one and four.

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It seems very likely to me that the 3 Days of Darkness will come right after the Illumination of Conscience. I’ve prayed and pondered what it will be like and how I can prepare our home. The most obvious thing is buying four blessed candles and leaving them with matches where I can find them easily in the pitch black.

It also occurs to me that our utilities will likely be interrupted, so I’ve stockpiled enough potable water and canned food to get us through and we’ve made a plan for how to stay warm if it happens in winter. As for toileting, I’m thinking we may have to resort to using one of Dearest’s 5-gallon buckets.

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FYI: If anyone has left a comment for me in the past couple of days, I will answer when the feature decides to work again. All I’m getting now is the spinning hell dial.

ANOTHER NAIL: In the coffin of the once great United States – The Senate on Wednesday advanced the “Respect for Marriage Act” in a 62-37 vote, with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats in the vote. CatholicVote’s Catholic Accountability Project team noted the number of Catholic politicians who supported the bill, including three Catholic Republicans and all 15 Democrats who claim to be Catholic. See their names at the link.

ARIZONA: Kari Lake says she spoke with voters who had to wait in line for hours, including a man who went to three different polling sites before he was able to finally cast his ballot.

Our election officials failed us miserably. What happened to Arizonans on Election Day is unforgivable. Tens of thousands of Maricopa County voters were disenfranchised,” Lake said.

Her opponent, who has claimed victory, is such a crook, she refused to recuse herself as the top election official in the state. Who else but Democrats would think that it’s okay for a player to also umpire the game?

Fortunately, Lake is a junkyard dog. “Now I’m busy here collecting evidence and data. Rest assured I have assembled the best and brightest legal team. And we are exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week. I’m doing everything in my power to right these wrongs. My resolve to fight for you is higher than ever.

HELL BOUND: The RCC’s official website in Germany has published an interview with a priest-psychologist who says pornography and masturbation are good for celibate clergy. He really tipped his hand when he said that pornography is “something that is normal in our society.

J6: The FBI had at least eight informants working inside the so-called “Proud Boys” group during the months surrounding January 6, 2021. At least two of them were at the Capitol on the day of the riot. But yeah, keep telling us how it was all Trump’s fault …

TRANS: The national murder rate is 6.6 per 100,000. The trans murder rate is 2 per 100,000. In other words, trannies are three times less likely to be murdered.

USCCB: Lefties are unhappy with the recent leadership vote by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Archbishop Timothy Broglio has been elected to head up the organization. Broglio is outspoken in his belief that “the crisis of sexual abuse by priests in the USA is directly related to homosexuality.” Ninety percent of the victims or priest sexual abuse have been boys, aged 12 and over. And 80% of the predator priests have been homosexuals.

And Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington has been elected to chair the USCCB’s pro-life committee. When Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred pro-abortion politician Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion, Burbidge publicly supported the ban, saying it would be honored within at the churches in his diocese.

WOMEN’S SPORTS: Another mediocre male athlete has suddenly “realized” he’s a girl and, voila, he has qualified for state. If he had run with the boys, he’d have placed 56. The patriarchy lives.

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