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Category Archives: Emanations from Penumbras
My friend Fr. Gerald Murray was on Spicer & Co. (Newsmax) talking about the recent meeting of the “self-serving, hypocritical” Nancy Pelosi with Francis. HERE start at about minute 17:00 And take in the bizzare video of the awkward, “self-serving, … Read More
Apart from the fact that Card. Turkson is in it… apart from the fact that the execrable Nancy Pelosi is in it… spot anything that’s conspiculously not there? We welcome @SpeakerPelosi from the US House of Representatives.We talked about caring … Read More
UPDATE: From Xavier and Ronan. We would like to thank you and your readers again for your support for The Pregnancy Care Center. We raised $12,197 with 102 donations, and we broke the record again for most money raised! This … Read More
Bl. Hermann of Reichenau (1054) Born with cleft palate, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida, he was placed in a Benedictine monastery at seven. A genius in astronomy, theology, poetry, math, music, Arabic, Greek, and Latin, he composed the Salve Regina … Read More
Can. 915. Bishops…. is it time yet? “Those who believe life begins at the moment of conception and all, I respect that – don’t agree, but I respect that.” President Biden, a Catholic, reacts to Texas’ heartbeat law. pic.twitter.com/O9f0Uwdupc — … Read More
I subscribe to very few print journals and magazines. I just can’t get through them all as they rain down on me. Hence, I am selective. One publication I do subscribe to is Touchstone. There was a powerful editorial in … Read More
My friend Fr. Gerald Murray has a good piece at, surprisingly, the UK’s once great Catholic Herald. HERE He tackles the problem of catholic Democrat politicians who promote abortion while claiming to be faithful members of the Church. Rightly, Fr. … Read More
St. Thomas More, once Chancellor of England, was martyred on 6 July 1535. St. John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, was martyred on 22 June 1535. In the Novus Ordo calendar, they are celebrated on 22 June. In the traditional calendar … Read More
Heartbeat International and the Abortion Pill Rescue Network – SAFELY REVERSE the abortion after the first pill
There is a terrific piece at Epoch Times today about a teen-age mother who took the abortion pill, changed her mind, and used the abortion reversal treatment. Yes, the pill process can be reversed… safely. The young woman, now mother … Read More
UPDATE: Wherein the Bishop of Black Duck gives pastoral care to a pro-abortion ‘c’atholic politician
UPDATE: 27 May 2021 I’ve lately read that some 60 bishops are pressuring that the issue of Communion for pro-abortion politicians NOT be even be discussed at the USCCB meeting. I don’t get it. The Lord says that if there … Read More
At The Catholic Thing my good friend Fr. Murray has an exemplary piece about the FACT of public scandal created by Joe Biden and the FACT that the bishops of these USA haven’t given him the pastoral care that their … Read More
From LifeSite: Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she should be able to get communion even though she is a pro-abortion Catholic. The ardent abortion advocate insists she can use her own judgment on whether or not she is eligible to receive … Read More
At Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) Michael Sean Winters (aka Madame Defarge aka the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left – coined by Robby George, I think), who in the past regularly wished physical and financial harm on those … Read More
Stick a fork in Argentina. It has now been offered by their Senate for full service of the Enemy of the Soul. Sickening VIDEO
It is a tough beginning of the day. The video in the tweet below is illustrative. What flashed through my head is the book by Michael O’Brian, Voyage To Alpha Centauri. US HERE – UK HERE Esp. this part HERE I literally had … Read More
Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines
Today in the daily Bollettino (summary of news) issued by the Vatican Press Office there is this from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith… my emphases. Bullet points. It is morally licit to receive a vaccination against the … Read More
VIDEO: Unhinged Karen’s spittle-flecked, obscenity-laced nutty on hearing that Justice Ginsberg died. LANGUAGE WARNING
This is not the sort of thing I usually post, but it exemplifies the unhinged Left pretty well. I picked up from twitter video someone reposted from TikTok. Lefty Karen, is “distelthirst” (aka Sydnasty). She is a self-described “bisexual horticulturalist … Read More
A new pro-life film was released today. Divided Hearts of America. The movie is about “Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson’s journey to discover the truth about abortion in America”. Election Day is coming up FAST. This film addresses the topics … Read More
On Twitter @JamesMartinSJ attacks a Bishop for pointing out the OBVIOUS about pro-abortion ‘c’atholic politicians… blocks response
Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin, who promoted his agenda by consorting with the Party of Death at the DNC, has on Twitter attacked a Catholic Bishop, Most Rev. Richard Stika. Stika expressed what every properly formed and oriented Catholic would: … Read More
“What’s up at Fishwrap?”, you ask. Try this. Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) is openly pro-abortion now… probably because the staff is solidly Dem or Marxist. We’ve known that for awhile, but they aren’t hiding it, either. There is a … Read More