The US Catholic Church Under a Biden Presidency

It now appears that Joe Biden is the presumptive winner of the 2020 presidential election. While Donald Trump vows to continue fighting election fraud, and I hope he does, for the good of the nation, it’s unlikely to salvage his presidency. Not only would he have to prove, in court, that enough ballot fraud happened […]

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Election Day Postmortem

By now, most of you have seen the election results from last night, and you’re still wondering who the next president will be. The mainstream media says it may be three whole days before we know what the vote count really is, and weeks before the litigation is settled. In spite of all that, however, […]

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How to Stop the Civil Unrest

The first thing we need to understand about these #BlackLivesMatter protests and riots is that they were years in the making. The second thing we need to understand is that they’re not all about racial injustice and police brutality. There is something much deeper at work here. The third thing we need to understand is […]

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Faithful, Cafeteria and Faithless Catholics

What is the real state of the US Catholic Church? Well, it’s not good, but at the same time, it might not be as bad as we think. I started to run some statistics based on the EWTN News/RealClear Opinion Poll of the state of the Catholic Church. I decided that the best way to […]

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Do We Really Need Schools After Quarantine?

Here in Missouri, Governor Parson has issued the quarantine order announcing that all public school students are expected to complete their school year, even though the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Different Missouri school districts are responding to this challenge in different ways. Some are using […]

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The Catholic Church After Quarantine

This is an opinion blog, so what you’re going to read below is my opinion. Take it for whatever it’s worth to you. Anyone who regularly reads this blog knows that I am an advocate for a return to traditional Catholicism, but readers should also know that when I say that I don’t mean turning […]

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The Rise of Militant Catholicism and Rules for Retrogrades

The world has radically changed in the wake of the Wuhan Virus (COVID-19) and with it the Catholic Church has changed too. The worldwide quarantine, of both the sick and the healthy, has spawned the birth of something new. Or maybe I should say the rebirth of something very old. The rise of Militant Catholicism […]

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Globalism is Dead – Long Live Patriotism

Globalism is dead. It was on its way out since 2016, with the passage of the Brexit Referendum in the UK and the election of President Donald J. Trump in the US. However, the final nail in the coffin was the Wuhan Virus (COVID-19), the Coronavirus pandemic, also known as the “Chinese Virus” or #WuFlu. […]

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Understanding Terms: Christian, Catholic & Protestant

This morning I read an article (see here) that made me laugh, because it relayed a story about a cardinal in the Catholic Church who doesn’t seem to understand some very basic terms. He suggested that Catholics who protest some actions of the pope ought to become Protestants, because that’s what they essentially are. I […]

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What Catholicism Is, and What it Isn’t

Living in the Bible Belt, I run across a lot of misconceptions about what Catholicism is. Of course, I ran across these things in Southern California too, so the problem isn’t just limited to the Bible Belt. Strangely, I’ve even seen Catholics display some pretty funny ideas of what makes one Catholic. I remember the […]

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The English Patrimony is for All Catholics

If you’re a Catholic, and you speak English as your primary language, then you have a special heritage you may not even be aware of. The English Patrimony, lost in the Protestant world for centuries, has now been restored to the Catholic Church. I’m talking about the English spiritual heritage that was originally Catholic, from […]

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A Winning Strategy for Catholic Americans

Faithful Catholics and American Patriots now find themselves on the same team, fighting against a cabal of Modernism, Marxism and Globalism that really and truly is hell-bent on world domination. Unlike the Soviet Union or the Nazi Third Reich, this cabal is not planning the military overthrow of Western Civilization, but rather a subversive and […]

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Distributed Capitalism: A Catholic Economic Proposal

As a Faithful Catholic, I take the traditional Catholic teaching on economics seriously, starting with Rerum Novarum from Pope Leo XIII in 1891, and culminating (I believe) in Pope St. John Paul II’s centennial anniversary encyclical on Rerum Novarum with Centesimus Annus in 1991, followed with his epic teaching on life and family in Evangelium Vitae […]

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Catholics Cannot Be Masons

For those of you who still might think Freemasonry is just some harmless boys club with funny hats, think again. No organization has been condemned by the Catholic Church more than the Masonic Lodge. The Catholic Church has imposed the penalty of excommunication on all Catholics who become Freemasons (or members of the Masonic Lodge). […]

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What Is The Divine Worship Mass (DWM)?

The Divine Worship Mass, otherwise known as the DWM, is a traditional Catholic liturgy of the Eucharist that is celebrated in Sacred English (thee, thou, thy, thine, etc.) as typically seen in traditional English translations of the Bible and prayer books. It follows the basic pattern of the standard Ordinary Form Mass (Novus Ordo or […]

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Retaking The Catholic Church

I’ve been asked to write a short and concise battle plan for retaking the Catholic Church for traditional orthodoxy, and saving it from the crisis that is currently unfolding. The battle plan is simple and easy to follow. Victory is assured for those who follow it, both in their personal lives (short term) and reclaiming […]

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Galileo Revisited — On Climate Change

Galileo Galilei was born in February of 1564 and died in is home in January of 1642. He was 77 years old, which is quite a long life for that time period. Life expectancy in Europe during that time period was between 30 to 40 years. Galileo lived to nearly double the maximum life expectancy, […]

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The Future of Evangelicalism

I’ve always been interesting in future trends, and I’ve found that when it comes to religion, the future can be surprisingly predictable, thanks to the fantastic records kept not only by various denominations, but also by research think-tanks (like the PEW Research Forum for example). I’ve also found that even real estate companies do a […]

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A Review of HBO’s Series: “The Young Pope”

Yes, I watched HBO’s The Young Pope series. I bought a temporary subscription to HBO and binge-watched the whole series in just a few weeks. Why? Because I wanted to review it here, for the benefit of my readers, and anyone else who might happen to do a search on the topic. Here are my […]

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A Game of Chicken

It appears that what we have going on here is an ecclesiastical game of “chicken.” Bonn and Rome are on a head-on collision course, and both are waiting to see who turns first. The objective of the German Bishops Conference in Bonn is to set the agenda for radical changes in the German Church BEFORE […]

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Keeping Your Kids Catholic

As a trained catechist, and Catholic apologist, I’m frequently asked by Catholic parents how to keep their kids Catholic. Let me begin by saying you have to do it yourself! You can’t trust Catholic schools or parish catechism programs to do it for you. We have 50 years of failed history as an example. If […]

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