Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Word About Guns

A great fear is an unarmed populace.  I encourage Catholic men to take up hunting and training in fire arms. 

Future Roman Pontiff

You never know who the next canonized saint will be.  Be holy. 

May Crowning

Corpus Domini in Canada

Cathedral of the Most Holy Rosary in Vancouver. 

Thanks, Fr. Pablo!

Jesus, I Trust in Thee!

Bargains Found at Antique Shops

For many years a favorite hobby of yours truly has been to visit antique shops to look for religious art and Catholic goodies.  Lots of bargains.  Many of these are blessed objects.  These items need to be purchased by caring Catholic families.  Treasures to be kept and cherished in homes, not discarded in junk shops. 

Antique Choir Boy Candles

Catholic Culture: Brining Our Lord Into the Inner City

Bringing Our Lord to the streets for Corpus Domini.  Public manifestations of the Faith work unseen wonders.  Photo taken in Vancouver, Canada. 

Gift Ideas For Your New Priest


Architectural Study: First Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City

A lovely structure and a great place to pray.

Tepeyac Hill, the place of apparition, can be seen above and behind. 

Tepeyac Hill

A.k.a. the "place of many miracles."

Where Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.   

A fine tour destination.  Join us here on our next pilgrimage in November. 

Catholic Architecture: Tiled Domes

A lovely site -- tiled domes seen in such Catholic wonderlands as Amalfi, Mexico, etc.  This is one of the favorite little shrines of yours truly: Our Lady of Remedies, atop an abandoned pagan pyramid in Cholula, Mexico.  The lovely tile is known as TALAVERA.  I pray for you here.   

Monday, May 30, 2016

Et In Terra PAX

Memorial Day

"My happiest thoughts on Memorial Day? Not a single man in any platoon or squad I served in is not still alive and kicking to this day.

But all wars have casualties, losses and sacrifices - and I remember the men who went with us and did not return alive. I remember the memorial services we held for them in the dusty confines of forward operating bases.

And I remember the Ghosts of Fallujah and Tarmiyah - the haunted faces of the men who returned from the thickest of battles with brows heavy from the assault, and the death and suffering of their comrades.

I remember the medics, normally so calm around blood and pain. There was something different in their eyes afterward, as if their training and experience had failed them, even though it hadn't.

I remember the chaplains, and how it must feel to be the man wearing the cross and trying to keep morale and hope alive for these men's friends in combat as well as their families back home.

I rejoice that all of the ones you gave me are still here, Lord.

But I remember some very sad moments as well."

-Paul Edwards 

Pro-Life at Conservative Convention in Canada

Lauda Sion

Friday, May 27, 2016

Prayer Request

Please pray for the repose of the soul of my friend, Ron Anderson.

Many fond memories of wine and laughter mixed with musings on epic travel experiences.  Several times he crossed the ocean.  His fireside stories helped inspire me as a kid to desire world travel.

Ron always looked sharp in his leather jacket in his Pontiac with hood decal.  He was my dad's best friend, gentle and meek.  May his memory be eternal!    


Tutto Ciò Accadeva Prima Che Roma Perdesse la Fede

Rome Quotes

"The best proof of God's protection of His Holy Church is when He allows her worst enemies to rule over her and she yet prevails."

-Rad Trad N. Trandem

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Support This Cause


Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City

The old Basilica, begun in 1695.  Raised to the status of Basilica by Pope St. Pius X, of blessed memory.  The miraculous tilma of Juan Diego was kept here from 1709 - 1974.  Although closed in recent years because it has been sinking, it is open again and a very special place to pray.

Christopher Columbus Memorial in Mexico City

Anarchists hate Columbus.  A perfect reason to like him. 

Exquisite Christopher Columbus Memorial in Downtown Mexico City

A noble tribute worthy of a capital city. 

Precious Mitre on Cardinal Montini

The same one he wore at his Coronation Mass. 

Greatest Hat Collection in the World

Our dear friend Dieter is custodian of the world's largest and grandest collection of ecclesiastical headwear.

See here and be amazed: http://philippi-collection.blogspot.ca/.

A fine job as ever, Dieter!  

New Opus Dei Conference Center

This new center will benefit many Catholics and others while on spiritual retreats.

Help donate to make this dream a reality: 


Monday, May 23, 2016

Rome Quotes

"The greatest deception, and the deepest source of unhappiness, is the illusion of finding life by excluding God." 

-John Paul II

Medieval Chant of the Templars. Antiphona: Salve Regina

Mother Teresa on Receiving Jesus

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Great Cardinal Siri

Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Rome

Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky

Cassie and Molly`s Law

Teach Your Kids to Work

Hard work cleaning is good for the soul.  It is also a good cure for stress, boredom and sadness.

And it teaches kids adult skills.

Mom had jobs day every Saturday.  We worked.  And we learned to clean well and actually to like it.  And to take our turn and do our share. 

That's how kids learn.  They have to be taught at home by mom and dad.  Many adults are slob children who were never instructed by their own parents how to clean and maintain a house like a grown up. 

May Crowning Hymn

Rome Quotes

"Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God."

-2 John 1:9

Take a Stand: GOD IS WITH YOU

Armed Forces Day

Many thanks to all our warriors, keeping guard for a more secure and lasting peace.