Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Catholic Culture: Beards

"The beard signifies the courageous; the beard distinguishes the grown men, the earnest, the active, the vigorous. So that when we describe such, we say, he is a bearded man."

-St. Augustine


An old friend from university days is doing great work with the old-school Detroit Grooming Company.

I highly recommend this stuff!

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Happy Shrove Tuesday! 

Monday, February 8, 2016

A Capella Leopolis - ukrainian baroque

Rome Quotes

"In illa hora dabitur vobis quid diceris - In that hour it shall be given unto you what to say."

-Fr. Charles Coughlin

Catholic Hero: David Daleiden

"...and by keeping silence we would seem to neglect the duty incumbent upon us."

-Pope Leo XIII

We all have a duty to speak out.  Support David.  


Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Youth Defence of Ireland: Building a Culture of Life

Cutting edge of pro-life outreach.

This is how it's done thanks to Ireland's leading pro-life pioneers.  

Reaching youth and resonating with them.

Support them with a generous heart:  http://www.youthdefence.ie/.

Pro-Life Future: Become an Abolitionist

Rome Quotes

"Marriage teaches spouses humility and makes them realize that the human person is a very poor lover.  Much as we long to love and to be loved, we repeatedly fall short and desperately need help.  We must bind ourselves through sacred vows so that the bond will grant our love the strength neessary to face the tempest-tossed sea of our human condition."

-Alice von Hildebrand

Support Citizen Journalist David Daleiden's Legal Defense Fund

The full exercise of his - and our - freedom is in peril.  


Support David as he exposes the oppression of the corporate baby killers.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

American Saint: Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J.

Family Day in Rome

The event was a huge success.

To protect children and all citizens from the menace of unnatural marriage. 


My Favorite Italian Catholic Magazine: Radici Cristiane

Radici Cristiane is by far the best Catholic magazine in Italy. 

Top notch.  I have always thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Learn Italian and subscribe: http://www.radicicristiane.it/

Traditional Catholics in Russia

Site of Una Voce Russia: http://www.unavoce.ru/

Blog of Una Voce Russia: http://blog.unavoce.ru/

An inspiration.  Russians are a deeply liturgical people.  It is in their soul.  

God bless Oleg-Michael, whom I once had the honor to meet at the Una Voce conference in Rome.  Maladets, moi droog!  

Beautiful New High School Chapel in Flordia (USA)


Catholic Studies Master of Arts

Catholic Pro-Life Advocate Alissa Golob

We support Alissa and her new organization, RightNow.

She does amazing pro-life work.  God is with her.

You can support her work, too:


It will take new initiatives such as this because the old ones have expired in their reach. 

God Bless America

Support David

David needs a good criminal defense attorney.

Help this fine Catholic man.

I ask everyone to kindly give and support his noble cause.

David is helping to expose the evil of human organ trafficking.

The big guns of the abortion moguls are pointed at him.

Support his legal defense here: 



Rome Quotes

"Breaking the vow of marriage - to be faithful until death - is not only against true love, but it also hurts the children in a special way.  Our children depend on us for everything - their health, education, care, values, guidance, and above all - our love.  But in some cases the mother and father have no time for their children, or the unity of the parents is broken so that the children leave home and wander here and there, and the number of such young people keeps increasing from day to day."

-Mother Teresa

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (60 Minutes Version)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rome Quotes

"When my husband converted to Catholicism, he discovered a wonderful new dimension of marriage: its sacramental character as a fountain of grace."

-Alice von Hildebrand

2016 March for Life in Rome

Plan your trip to Rome to be there for the March on May 8, 2016.  Support this noble effort. 

My Dad the 1950s Altar Boy

Dad recalls: "The good old days."

Actually, it was a fine time to grow up. 

Everybody had kids then.  My grandparents had 5. 

There were so many boys in the parish, the boys were only permitted to serve at the altar for a couple of years.  

Each boy had to purchase his own cassock and surplice and keep it at home.

Dad recalls the boys would race each other to see who could finish the Confiteor first.

Dad still remembers some Latin, mostly lyrics from the hymns (Credo, Gloria, etc.) as well as the sign of the cross.  

There were very few automobiles and no TVs and so the kids - who were plentiful - played in the streets.

It was a different time.  Dad loved cars.  He was good at math, too.  The education was good in the school.

He received a good catechetical basis for his faith from the nuns.  He was taught to work and was very disciplined in this area.

Dads were typically stern and sometimes feared, but he was close with his dad.   

There was an auxiliary bishop in residence at his parish (1948 - 1956).  He was harsh and the boys feared and disliked him.  The nuns too, were often stern.  They put the fear of God in the kids. 

Those were indeed the days. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

February 2nd: Happy Purification (You Can Take Your Manger Scene Down Today)

Our Lady of the Guard, Marseille, France

Wake Up!

Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George


"This scene from Ben Hur changed me at 14." -Judi

Pastors: Promote the Chartres Pilgrimage in Your Parish

If you have never been on the "Chartres Pilgrimage," then you are really missing out.

You need to know about this and promote it for the sake of the young people in your parish.  

This is the largest annual traditional Catholic event of the year. 

Approx. 20,000+ participants from across France and beyond meet in Paris and walk from Notre Dame to Chartres Cathedral.  

France is a very large country -- with a very dedicated core of traditional Catholics.  They have much to offer the world.


Rome Quotes

"If a father and mother are not willing to give until it hurts to be faithful to each other, and to their children, they are not showing their children what it means to love."

-Mother Teresa

Cause & Effect (We are The Signal Hill)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Life Training Institute


Rome Quotes

"Marriage calls each spouse to fight against himself for the sake of his beloved.  This is why it has become so unpopular today.  People are no longer willing to achieve the greatest of all victories, the victory over self."

-Alice von Hildebrand

Friday, January 29, 2016

Support Promotion of Good Liturgy: Giovani e Tradizione

Pro-Life Generation

Teaching Your Kids the Meaning of "Chastity"

Catholics: Support CatholicVote.Org


Do Not Kneel Before Zod

The Donald is a Democrat.

We have a lot of talent in the pool and we don't wan to blow it.  Give the conservatives a chance. 

Read Russell Kirk and help save American conservatism before it really is too late. 


This really is the most interesting election year in recent memory.

The Republicans have put forward a woman (Fiorina), a black guy (Carson), a Canadian (Cruz), a Latino (Rubio), a physician (Paul), a former governor (Huckabee and Christie), a former senator (Santorum), a son and brother of former presidents (Bush), and even a business magnate (Trump), who is actually a Democrat.

 I might add, a few Catholics!

Meanwhile, the leftist media continues to tell us how unspeakably horrible, evil and terrible the Republican Party is. God bless Hilarity and Bernie, the two white seniors still hanging in there, totally immune from media scrutiny.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Twin Cities Catholic Chorale

Traditional Latin Nuptial Mass in USA (Saint Paul, Minnesota)

An Inspiring New Book to Purchase

"The inspiring true story of the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale is one of the most positive and fruitful stories of the Vatican II-era.  In short, it is a triumph.  I strongly encourage Catholics across the globe to purchase this book and to be inspired by its contents.  Monsignor Schuler made history and we were blessed to have been a part of it.  Those, indeed, were the good old days.  Cum Angelis Canere!"

-J.P. Sonnen, KHS  

To Sing With The Angels

A New Book Chronicling the Remarkable History of the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale

By Virginia A. Schubert, PhD


SSPX in March For Life 2016

Catholic Culture: SSA (Same-Sex Attraction) Ministry

An excellent site by an excellent man (and convert to the Catholic Faith!) I am proud to call a good friend: