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“Tactical Rabbi”. Why not “Tactical Priests”? “Tactical Bishops”?

Let us begin our reflection on this post with a favorite passage of Scripture from Nehemiah 4:16-18 about the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, a pivotal moment in salvation history: And it came to pass from that day forward, … Continue reading

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FINALLY! Pres. Trump’s Exec. Order concerning EMP preparedness

FINALLY! Long-time readers here will recall that I’ve written on occasion about the devastation that a large Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) would cause.  A large enough EMP could take out much or all of the electrical grid that our lives have … Continue reading

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Police Dept. offers “active shooter” training for clergy

A dear friend sent this nifty story from Philly.com! GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — The Gloucester Township Police Department is hosting a free active shooter training event for local clergy next month. In a bulletin, police say they want to help … Continue reading

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Prayer request for Santa Rosa and Fr. Z makes observations

Last Saturday I was in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, in Napa Valley, CA, to speak at a conference. At one point I had noticed smoke plumes on the far sides of a large Eastern ridge.  On Saturday evening the other … Continue reading

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Devastated Puerto Rico makes you ponder. PREPARE and GO TO CONFESSION!

Recent storms devastated the electrical grid of Puerto Rico.  Virtually the entire island is without power.  That’s over 3 million people without electricity, water, etc…. for months to come. Consider what life would be like for you were that to happen where … Continue reading

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“People are fighting in the streets for what is left.”

Many times I have badgered and pushed you readers to do some basic “prep” in the case of natural or manmade disasters.  Were there to be some catastrophic event where you are, could you get yourself and loved ones to … Continue reading

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Disaster always happen to somebody else. Right?

Every once in a while I post about BOBs, “bug out bags”.  It’s time again. I received a note: Here in Sacramento, Ca and outlying areas are in danger of life threatening flooding. Nearly 200,000 have been evacuated from Yuba … Continue reading

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“Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober.”

In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. “Why not come … Continue reading

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Prep Wednesday: All Bleeding Stops – Spiritual and Physical “Blow Out Kits”

The analogy of the Church Militant as a spiritual field hospital is pretty good, provided that we remember that in field hospitals lots of people don’t make it. We are like pilgrim soldiers in the Church Militant, on the march to our … Continue reading

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Of Disasters, Preparedness and You

I’m coming up for air and finally turning attention to stuff going on in the world (other than Church stuff). I have caught up a bit about the horrible challenges that many are experiencing in Texas, due to rains and … Continue reading

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Emergency Contact, Medical Information and YOU!

Sometimes I post about preparing for emergencies or disasters.  For example, I’ll mention things as practical as having an Uninterreptable Power Source (UPS) for your important electronic equipment. I like APC products the best, reliable and great customer service. I’ll … Continue reading

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TOLEDO Bad Water Emergency. Semper simus parati!

Every once in a while I get snippy snarky notes from people asking why item A or B is on my wish list. “Why do you have solar panels?… rifle slings? … water purifiers on your list?” HA!  Semper paratus. … Continue reading

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Life takes a bad turn

I sometimes put on my Cassandra cap and want people that things can happen in the wink of an eye. “Be prepared!”, I cry. Washington, IL. Tornados happen. Whole neighborhoods are gone. So… again… prayers for all the people affected … Continue reading

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The Philippines: typhoon aftermath getting worse

Again, I ask you – dear readers – do you have a plan?  Do you have some kind of plan, even a slim one, if your area floods or there is a freight train wreck with some lethal chemical or … Continue reading

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One of these days… QUAERITUR…

The 11 year cycle of magnetic forces within the Sun is producing more and larger conditions for solar flares and coronal mass ejections, blasts of charged particles that rocket away from the Sun at millions of miles per hour. From … Continue reading

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