Tuesday, November 03, 2020


 Please get out and vote today!


....and say a rosary for our Nation.


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Fellow voters,

Catholics must "NEVER vote for candidates"who support abortion....NEVER

Bishop Chad Zielinski of Fairbanks, Alaska voices Catholic teaching, what more church leader should be doing.

This is a crucial election, as all elections are. This one even more so considering the presidential candidates views on the unborn children. The 'seamless garment' theory that, all election topics are of equal value is NOT church teaching. Abortion is an intrinsic evil, as stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2270-2275.

We must protect the innocent lives of the unborn, we must start there if we are ever going to legitimately address the protection of ALL. 

ALL LIVES MATTER, as we are all God's creation. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Catholic's Can't be Catholic - Fr. Altman


If you haven't seen this video yet, you've got to. Father Altman preaches it without fear. Those

that say, "he's stepping over into politics, he's crossing the line!" is not taking into account the real message of Fr. Altman, that our Faith SHOULD NOT TAKE A BACK SEAT to selecting our government officials, including the presidency.

We, as Catholics must live the teachings of Christ, NO MATTER WHAT!. Whether that means not getting free checks from the government or free anything, at the expense of the unborn.

When one drives a car, one stops at all the traffic lights, not just the ones that we want to. We we go into surgery at a hospital we expect the doctors to follow all the steps of the procedure, not just some of them. When we order food from a restaurant we expect that our order is not some missing anything and is complete. If I order a burger, the patty shouldn't be missing.

When we talk about being a Catholic, that means we follow ALL THE TEACHINGS OF OUR FAITH, all the teaching of the Catholic church. To do otherwise is not a true follower of Christ's church. One is not in communion with the church and it's truths. To do otherwise is not Catholicism but a separate church one has created on their own. That is what Fr. Altman 's message is.

A politician who claims to be Catholic and still supports and promotes Abortion, is not following the teaching of the Catholic church. A political party that promotes abortion at any stage as their political platform, not a party that a Catholic should support. 

Though Donald Trump is not a Catholic, he does come closest, as a candidate for the presidency to supporting our Catholic teachings. I don't promote his character, not everything that he says I agree with. I'm not necessarily saying he is an example of an exemplary role model. What I am saying is his actions align themselves closest to our Catholic teachings.

I sort of think of him as a King Cyrus of the Old Testament. He ruled over the captive Jewish people, but allowed them to rebuild their temple and practice their faith. I think of him as as a Constantine of the middle ages, allowing the Catholic faith to be practiced without persecution. Cyrus and Constantine are key people in history that helped protect the faith, not perfect people themselves.

We need more priest like Fr. Altman not afraid to speak the truth. Not afraid to upset the anyone and thus have a lighter collection basket.

Let's all pray for our elections, that we may be a Holy Nation with Virtuous people, lead by the teaching of Jesus Christ. Let's pray for our priest and church leaders to be more vocal. Let's pray that we may not be silent about our faith.


Thursday, August 27, 2020



(photos: Internet)


 So the DNC has completed their case and the RNC is in their final day. I only listened in sporadically to both of their list of speakers and the internet is a blaze with clips and commentary on the highlights.

 As a Catholic, my ear was attentive to the message the speakers made to see if they aligned with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Catechism handy and a number of books and Catholic links to reference, there was a lot to digest.

Especially when you get to witness two Catholic nuns, one of each who spoke at one or the other conventions.

First up you had Sister Simone Campbell at the DNC. Wikipedia has an entry: Simone Campbell, SSS, is an American Roman Catholic Religious Sister, lawyer, lobbyist and executive director of NETWORK. She belongs to the Sisters of Social Service. She is known as an outspoken advocate for social justice.

she is a lawyer, lobbyist, social service activist.  Here's her presentation at the DNC.


Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne at the RNC gave her speech yesterday, 8/26. The National Catholic Register has a nice piece on her. 

She served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, in active duty in Afghanistan and later as a reservist, eventually rising to the rank of colonel. She served for 13 months in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. As a missionary surgeon, she devoted herself to helping the sick in Kenya, Haiti, Sudan and Iraq.  - NCR 

Here's her presentation at the RNC.

Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, 2020 RNC

Sister Simone describes herself as an advocate for the environment, the fighter against poverty, workplace protections for mothers and immigration. All that is fine. To me these are all issues which I agree with. I may differ from her on her views on how to implement them. Medicare for all, no fossil fuels, open borders are not my answers to these issues as she views them, but we can have an open conversation on them.

 One topic that I don't agree with her on is on the topic of the unborn. she has called pro-lifers, pro-birthers which shows her tendency to support abortion. she diverts the direct question on abortion to say that folks that support laws to stop abortion don't follow through with laws addressing the child after birth. Her prayer to the divine spirit also caught me off guard. Seemed a little New Age to me.

Here's an article that she wrote around the 2008 elections. I don't see a firm voice from her condemning abortion as the teachings of the Catholic Church do. Plus this party has a platform of 'Abortion on demand.'..up to birth. I have a major problem with that. Definitely NOT Catholic teaching.

Sister Deirdre as a surgeon on the other hand, came right out and said it during her RNC presentation, "life begins at conception." There was no diversion or side stepping on the issue. 

Here's an article on Sister Deirdre

I'm still reading up on both Sisters and I don't doubt their faith as Catholics, but what I've learned, one can call themselves Catholics and don't follow church teaching. Both have dedicated their lives to serving others and both are highly educated. I don't know, I like a Sister in a habit, not one that looks like my grandma. To me that shows an outward dedication to let all around you know, who they serve first.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Gov. Cuomo, "We stopped the virus, Not God"

Gov. Cuomo said in one of his appearances on CNN last week, "...we stopped the virus, not God". Well, I could go on about the governor, but I won't bore you. I don't know why a self proclaimed Christian (Catholic) would say such a thing has me baffled.

Anyway that's not the purpose of this point. Bishop Barron responds to Cuomo's statement...not what you think. It's very good and worth a listen...

Bishop Barron

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Christ has Risen!
Blessed Easter to everyone.