Monthly Archives: February 2017

Conceal Carry?

Interesting quote from Fr. Z:

I think all you readers out there should consider concealed carry license courses and, afterwards, lots of training and practice. Even if you choose, for one reason or another, not to carry – and for some people that is the reasonable, prudent, better choice – you will at least know something about firearms, laws, the training, and will also have received a heavy dose of how to de-escalate confrontations, avoid conflicts, increase your situational awareness, etc. It is useful on many levels. Don’t depend on the idiocies of the liberal media for your information about these things. Get first hand and hands on experience. Then you can have an opinion with weight.


Westminster Cathedral for the reconsecration of England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

From the Westminster Cathedral reconsecration of England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, February 18, 2017

Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfil the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to Your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.

Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with Your rule, triumph in every heart and home.


Excerpt: The Life and Message of Sister Mary of the Trinity

Words of Christ to Sr. Mary of the Divinity:

“My little daughter, I live in souls as I lived on earth. If you wish to know what fosters My life in you, see how I lived, as shown in the Gospel narratives. “Silence and simplicity. Penitential poverty and detachment. “Union with God; Joy; complete fulfillment. “I move in souls always doing good; I use the same means, the same manner of acting, and I have never contradicted Myself: “‘ Let the cockle grow with the good grain’.  .  . “‘ Overcome evil by good’.  .  . “‘ Love your enemies and those who wish you ill’.  .  . “‘ Do not quench the smoking flax’.  .  . “‘ Let your light shine before men’.  .  . “And My Beatitudes as I lived them, so do I live them anew in every soul— “likewise My commandment.  .  . “I spoke in parables and I prayed to My Father. “I still speak in souls”—

Duboin, Alain-Marie. The Life and Message of Sister Mary of The Holy Trinity: Poor Clare of Jerusalem (1901-1942) (Kindle Locations 2284-2292). TAN Books. Kindle Edition.

Nothing of substance

This is just an outlet for sharing a few thoughts, quotes, excerpts from books or webpages and a venue to let off some steam concerning all things Catholic and the general despicable condition of the Church. Nothing profound or earth-shattering. The author is pretty much at a loss.