The Tail Just Wagged the Dog


This not an excuse for Pelosi and her type of juring Catholics it is an explination...

On the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI Given Motu Proprio

(Note: links to the appropriate documents are given at the end of this article.)

There is much excitement about the wonderful news that the use of the Tridentine Order of the Mass has been liberalized. Now priests all over the world can use it. Really? At least that’s what the news reports said.

I personally have been hearing the rumor about this permission for years. Long accustomed to be let down and even betrayed by those clergy who claimed to be pastors over me, I said, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Even if the permission were to be given, I discerned that the ever-so-political bishops, who en masse have gone completely out of their way to suppress anything which could remotely remind anyone that the Church existed before 1962, would fight it so strongly that all the teeth would be taken out of it.

Now, I’m not one of those “anti-Novus Ordo” schismatic types. Indeed, with great effort, and filling in where the Novus Ordo is missing, the new order of Mass can be made sacred, as can the new breviary. (For the breviary, the Church never provided her children with an updated Liber Usualis. Abandoned children once again…) Get Solemnes books for Gregorian Chant, do it in Latin, use a high altar, celebrate ad altarem or towards the “liturgical East,” use only altar boys and not altar girls, employ black cassocks and vestments of a higher quality than potato sack burlap, etc. In other words, things which are done nowhere.

That said, one would have to be blind to speak well of the results of the Novus Ordo. Kumbaya Masses, Masses with electric guitars and drums, Masses with bar-room piano Music, Masses with the faithful holding hands and swaying, Masses with priests and bishops inventing whatever words they want. Masses where the Gospel is read by the non-ordained. Masses where the texts of the readings, including the Gospel, were altered on the fly by the reader to be made politically correct. Masses with pathetic, erroneous and misleading translations to the vernacular authorized by our bishops. Masses with liturgical dancing. Masses with Homilies against the Holy See, against pro-life, empty of catechesis. Masses where the Eucharist was abused, fragments cast about on the floor falling from patens and corporals and communicants’ hands – often dirty hands at that. Masses with communion for everyone, Catholics and non-Catholics, those in mortal sin and those in public scandal. And all of this is the tip of the iceberg.

These horrors do not constitute ancient history, but serve as the common experience of the faithful all over the world to this very hour. Can all of this can be described as the new “lex orandi” (the “law of prayer”)? Can all of this be described as the “ordinary expression” of the law of prayer?

I guess they can, for the results on the faithful have been as catastrophic as is the Novus Ordo liturgy. From bad priests came bad parents. From unchaste priests came unchaste parishes. From bad catechesis in the homilies practically all catechesis was lost. From the disobedience to liturgical norms came disobedience to ecclesial – and sometimes even to natural – law. From the lagoons and contradictions of norms in the liturgy came the creativity for each one to fill in as he saw fit. Again, the list could go on. Indeed, “lex orandi lex credendi”! The law of this bad liturgical prayer spawned bad faith. And the whole situation flowered from this: broken families, empty seminaries, vanishing religious houses, dearth of scholarship, moral confusion, small Mass attendance and countless scandals of the clergy. And our Pastors praise such results.

Can the pastors of the Church not see what they have done? Can they fail to see the deep links between this sad situation and the so-called “reform” of the 1960’s and 1970’s? If some or all do not, I think it is through some diabolical influence. It is so flagrantly evident, that nothing can explain their lack of seeing, unless it were insanity or some supernatural influence of evil origin. But yes, they go on singing the praises of the new order of the Mass and all that came with it. How long, oh Lord, how long will the pastors abandon us sheep to the wolves? Have mercy, lord, have mercy.

No, in principle I am not anti-liturgical reform. It is just as evident where the 1962 Missal could have been improved to make it more accessible and less opaque to those without degrees in the history of the liturgy. But instead of revamping, reordering, amplifying on what we had, which many a Pope has done before to the great glory of God, the Church basically threw out the Old Mass and started from scratch inventing what we now call the “Novus Ordo.” There was a letter accompanying Summorum Pontificum, in which the Pope asserts that there is “no contradiction,” “growth and progress but no rupture.” How this is so is not as obvious. I suppose one would then certainly need not only a degree in the history of the liturgy, but a doctorate. In which case, the Concilium failed to achieve its end, and the whole matter is more opaque than every before.

I was surprised to see that the document is as indulgent as it is. It confirms that the old missal was never in fact abrogated (cf. art. 1). (I don’t understand how this assertion squares with the document Conferentium Episcopalium (I think 1973; you can find it in the Flannery edition of the Vat. II docs.), which seems to have done just that; but there you have it.)

But the conditions upon which a parish priest can celebrate the old order of Mass are severely limited. First, the pastor (it used to be the bishop) must give permission (art. 5, §1). Good luck with that one! Second, it must be only “in parishes where a group of faithful attached to the previous liturgical tradition exists stably” (again, art. 5, §1). This is a rare thing to find. And the observation, that it is a rare thing to find, is important.

For, the faithful, for the salvation of their souls and holiness of life, receive the sacraments. There are so many impediments to sacredness, catechesis, piety, devotion, doctrine, morality and so forth in the Novus Ordo Mass, and the faithful have been subjected to it for so long, that the children of the Church do not have the habit of wanting what is good for them.

Like children habituated to disobedience, children habituated to doing their schoolwork poorly or not at all, children habituated to candy and junk food… which of these children will hop up to say, “Oh, give me obedience, discipline in my studies, and healthy food in which I take no pleasure!” None, not one. And a parent who governs his home not on the principle, “What is good for the family,” but rather, “What appeases the immediate caprice of the children,” is nothing but a negligent parent. In such a family, it can be said, that the tail is wagging the dog. And the faithful everywhere are often as spoiled children, demanding and getting whatever odd thing hits their fancy in the liturgy.

I think of my own Archdiocese, which just might – I say might – lead the world in corruption, scandals, pro-homosexuality, bad examples, uneducated priests; an Archdiocese whose vast majority of priests are rigid and ruthless in pushing their agenda of dissent and disobedience (also known by the perhaps not too well placed tag of “liberals”). Who in this diocese will offer the faithful the order of the Mass which will more help them attain holiness? Few, very few, I surmise.

The bottom line is that we are almost in the exact same position we were yesterday. I’m thankful to Rome – and happily surprised, honestly – that I can say “almost,” and not “exactly.” For on those rare days when I have a Mass without a congregation, I may offer the Tridentine order of Mass, and if they want the faithful may attend. Or perhaps I can work really, really hard to inspire even a small group of faithful to desire the Tridentine order of Mass. And maybe my pastor will give me permission in that case. But outside of that, same-old-same-old. A liturgy focused on man and not on God, wretched contemporary English hymnody, laughable translations of the Scriptures, a congregation eager to dance and hold hands, disappointing ritual prayers and countless lagoons in the liturgical norms.

And how many sacrileges are done daily worldwide in the name of, and with the blessing of, the Novus Ordo Mass? How long, oh Lord, how long…

This was sent me by Roobert Banaughm who is a sometime contributer on religious matters...

Fortunately this doesn't describe my parish. ...But, it does describe my last parish.



1. Latin edition on Vatican web site: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/motu_proprio/documents/hf_ben-xvi_motu-proprio_20070707_summorum-pontificum_lt.html

2. Unofficial translation from USCCB: http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/bclnewsletterjune07.pdf

Nancy 'Freedom!' Pelosi

from the Catholic Bulletin
Posted: 31 Dec 2009 02:44 PM PST

Eleanor Clift's interview with Nancy Pelosi in the latest issue of Newsweek has been making the rounds, predictably, because of the Speaker's comments on abortion. From the Boston Examiner:

"I have some concerns about the church's position respecting a woman's right to choose. I have some concerns about the church's position on gay rights. I am a practicing Catholic, although they're probably not too happy about that. But it is my faith." Pelosi is quoted as saying.

I think that sums up Nancy Pelosi's Catholic faith.

The biggest trouble is she is not alone in the way she thinks. It has become evident that in the Catholic Faith in America that wishy-washy priests and bishops have taught the nonsense that Representative Pelosi spews. I believe that this is the outcome of juring, the selling of one's soul for personal gain.


Nancy Pelosi you are not a Catholic in good standing with the Universal Church.


Commémoration du meurtre du Roi Louis XVI

24 janvier 2010

Host: Union Royaliste Bretagne Vendée Militaire
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Time: 12:35pm - 4:00pm
Location: Place Louis XVI 4000 Nantes


Messe où chacun a l'habitude d'aller
12h40 dépot de gerbe à la colonne Louis XVI
13 h Déheuner à la Taverne du Château, 44000 Nantes
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Vive Louis!

Crotch bombers and Incompetence

What a year. We are now at just over 11 months of the glorious one's reign as king of the United States,(Garfield Goose mad a better one I might add.) After listening to at least 9 months of how George bush left B.O. an inheritance of a rising deficit, 5% unemployment, and a war, he has increased the deficit more than all the previous presidents before him added together, allowed unemployment to rise to 10%, and mismanage the war on terror. He has been aided in his incompetence by a Senate and House of Representatives and a host of czars and cabinet of imbeciles, tax cheats, and a pedophile.

On Christmas a Muslim terrorist gained access to an American Airliner leaving Nigeria, stopped in Holland and flew onto Detroit. He had no luggage, no visa, payed for the flight in cash, was on the watch list, and tryed to blow up the plane with a bomb he had secreted in his underwear. His father in Nigeria had told the American Embassy that his son should be on a list as a possible terrorist, they mad a not of it. Only impatience and the self preservation of a Dutch passenger prevented him for completing his nefarious plans. For his trouble the "Crotch bomber" Abdulmutallab, received burns in a rather sensitive part of his body.

Last week when he allowed himself to be called in from golfing during another (much needed) vacation, he spoke to the Country on how he would have this mess investigated, reported that this was an act by a single crazed zealot, and he would make sure that everyone involved was brought to justice. I though that it was a single crazed zealot, so who are this everyone he mentioned in the same breath? If he is speaking about the people who are responsible for protecting the country from terrorism, first on his list should be Janet Napolitano. On her gravestone should be etched the words she will be best remembered for, "the system worked". In the Marine Corps we would refer to this following axiom, "promoted to the highest level of incompetence", except she is in no position to be benign. Janet Napolitano is a serious danger to the United States and should resign or be fired. I fear neither will happen.

The United States has been considering the release of 70 Yemenie enemy comabattants and repatriating them to Yemen. In addition B.O. is planning to send the remainder to an unused Illinois prison. How long will it take for the 70 to return to fighting us and planning terrorist attacks? ..But first they will have to loose about 20 lbs because of the good food we have supplied them with. Imagine, a Terrorist with a weight problem.

Holland has now posted instructions that every person going to the United States will be passed through an xray machine. When will the Secretary of Homeland Defense, the TSA, or the President follow that example?

My one fear is that this is not over. This is a war on terror which requires military
action, not the police and a miranda warning. Napolitano can call terrorism Man Made Disasters, B.O. can seperate the war in Irag from the war in Afganistan in order to avoid angering his buddies as he appoligizes to the world. In theend it is the war on terror, we are not alone and it won't end until the nation says enough. B.O. doesn't have the stomach for it. 'Bout tinme for another trip abroad to collect a prize or a free meal.

The following is a commentary by Michelle Malkin.

Bleeding hearts and jihadi revolving doors
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009

"...The bleeding-heart ostriches of the Left are blaming (who else?) cowboy George W. Bush for radicalizing poor, oppressed Yemenis. But the killer fruits of botched bomber Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab’s loom have nothing to do with poverty, social injustice, Western imperialism, or Bush Derangement Syndrome. The fundamentalist Muslim is the privileged son of a Nigerian public official. He lived a “gilded life,” as the Independent of London described it, studying engineering at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities before training for terror in Yemen..." The complete article is here...


A Christmas Miracle

On Christmas Day, Tracy Hermanstorfer went into labor but while delivering her baby she suddenly went into Cardiac Arrest, and died. The doctor immediately performed an Emergency C-Section, but the infant Colton had also died. Then a miracle happened, then they both began breathing on their own. It is a miracle, and it demonstrates who wondrous God is and how much the lives of a Mother and Child are to him. The father Mike Hermanstorfer recounts in this video...

Blessed be God forever,



American capitalism gone with a whimper

Sometimes the best comments are made by those who have seen these mistakes before.

27.04.2009 Source: Pravda.Ru

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

The one thing that the Russians did not have is the traditional use of weapons by the populace. This and this alone places fear in the hearts of the Democrats. Every other article in the Bill of Rights they can overlook, but not the second amendment.
If you want to know whom or what a liberal fears and hates, look for the amount of venom is spewed at that person or idea.


Rennasaince fairs

The below photo is why I do not go to "Rennasaince Faires". History does not enter here, in fact like their reality, it doesn't exist. For many years these "Renn" faires, have devolved to gatherings of people who have rejected faith in God for the lure of witches, vampires and other things which during the rennaisance would have brought them to the stake. So much energy to drive ones self to hell...
This guy must really like Spaten beer. Only in California.


I wonder if I could wear my Guinness t-shirt?

"I am not alone!"

Ben D. Kennedy author and poet wrote last month about la Pucelle,s last victory, St. Pierre-le-Moutier at his blog Joan of Arc.

...“After the Maid and her soldiers had maintained the siege before the city for some time, an assault was ordered and made and all did their duty. But because of the great strength of the place, and also the great resistance made by those within, the French were forced to retreat. At this hour he who speaks, being wounded by an arrow in the heel, as such without crutches I could neither move nor sustain myself, saw that the Maid had remained behind with very few soldiers indeed. Fearing what might follow I mounted a horse, and hastily riding to her I asked her what she was doing there alone and why she had not retreated like the rest of the men. But the Maid, lifting the face guard of her helmet replied: ‘I am not alone! I have fifty thousand of my own company to fight with me and retreat I will not until I have taken this town..." More may be found here...


Le site officiel de la Mairie de Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier, cliquez ici...

Thoughts Inspired by the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, Part I

From December 26, Matthew Palardy at Et Lux in Tenebris Lucet! considers the penalty of having the Church owing it's allegance not to God but to the state.

...On this day, St. Stephen's Day, in 1790, one of the most damaging pieces of legislation in the Western world became law. France's revolutionary government required all clergy to swear loyalty to the civil constitution--and indeed, this was the revolution at its mildest, before Robespierre and the Terror. Certainly, allegiance of the Church to the sovereign or state had been something strongly promoted before the Revolution, during the age of "enlightened despotry" (Gallicanism, Febronianism, etc.), and we can of course not forget that so many Protestant Churches were state-churches.

On this day, St. Stephen's Day, in 1790, one of the most damaging pieces of legislation in the Western world became law. France's revolutionary government required all clergy to swear loyalty to the civil constitution--and indeed, this was the revolution at its mildest, before Robespierre and the Terror. Certainly, allegiance of the Church to the sovereign or state had been something strongly promoted before the Revolution, during the age of "enlightened despotry" (Gallicanism, Febronianism, etc.), and we can of course not forget that so many Protestant Churches were state-churches...

Thank you Matthew and a tip of the beret.

St. Louis XVI pray for us.


Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses.

Is this senator drunk? Not being able to do a breathalizer, it is only his rabbling, incoherant speech, that I have to go by.

This is the senator who pushed the massive health care bill.

What more is to be said, except that Bacchus after all is the Roman god of drunkeness...


"If you had kept your silence, you would have stayed a philosopher."


Lully-Marche Royal

Vive le Roy!
Vive Louis.


Tea time!

Now here is a lovely gem of an article, posted by Percival, (being an exceptional name for an Englishman) at "Swell & Dandy Confessions of a Modern Victorian, Dandy & Traditionalist", on the proper brewing of tea. Now I must say at the beginning that I have a mother who is Irish as Maureen O'Hara. Now that my youngest has married an Englishman tea is getting more common when we visit or have a visit. Tea has been a household word since I can remember, ...but I for one couldn't brew a cup of tea and make it taste like tea to save myself. Thankfully now I have a recipe. So put the pot on the cooker, turnit oop hand get ye ha cuppa char...

"...As I sat in my great oak desk sipping afternoon tea before my computer, consciously aware that I am long overdue for an article, I pondered what I might write about. The small scrap of paper on which I had jotted down several ideas had evaded me, tucked someplace amongst the ghastly assortment of nonsense hiding in the drawers of my desk. As I took another sip of the amber-coloured tea I realised that the answer was just under my nose: tea.

Many people today struggle with the proper preparation of tea and even more haven't a notion of the age-old tradition of afternoon tea time. I thought it might be interesting and informative to explain these things along with a brief history of the tradition. Unfortunately I stumbled across the following quote when I was doing a bit of research on the history:

"Many Britons will never have taken afternoon tea, as the tradition is somewhat out-dated and largely reserved for aristocrats."

Badlerdash! That's a great load of poppycock if ever I saw one. All this modernisation rubbish has gone too far. If we're going to go so far as to do away with tea then the whole world be damned and let me off I've had enough. You'll have to exterminate every tea plant on this earth before you'll stop my family and I having tea. That being said, let's move on to that history I mentioned prior..."

Thanks and a tip of the beret to Percival Devante...

Jhesu+Marie et Joyeux Noël!

Incidently there is a recipe for everything. My mother sent us a recipe for boiling eggs. We had a fire in the kitchen when we burned the water.

Illustration borrowed from: Lady of Kincavel