Elgin Illinois, soon to become “Elginistan”

Possible glimpse of the future, Elginites line up at the polls

On my morning rosary walk today the political yard signs are popping up like crazy.  Unfortunately not in a good way, my Kane county board, district 19 there is a candidate running named Mohammad Iqbal.  His yard signs call him “Mo” Iqbal.  I suppose that is in an attempt to distance himself from Islam.  His signs are popping up all over the district, that gives a good indication on just how many islamics are moving in the neighborhood.  To add insult to injury the liberal rag newspaper the Daily Herald has endorsed him.  This is the same newspaper that leaves no stone unturned in digging up whatever fake news they can about President Trump.  My neighbors are on vacation and I sent the newspaper this email:

Good morning,
I just wanted to mention how much I enjoy your newspaper. My neighbors are on vacation and asked to bring in the mail and told me I can keep the newspapers since they would have to pay anyway even is stopped. I guess you guys must need the cash uh? But I want to tell you how much I enjoy the Daily Herald! No, I don’t read your sociallist pile of crap but I have 6 parakeets and it is FANTASTIC cage liner. Fortunately since the birds can’t read they are not offended by your yellow journalism.

I can only assume but based on where these signs cropped up I am sure ole “Mo” is sharia.  The houses that host his signs the women wear full burka’s.  Elgin has two mosques so its only a matter of time before the Islamics take full control of the city then eventually Kane county.  

Dick “Osama” Bin Durbin, Illinois state senator has been developing islamics as a new voting base for the Democrat party, his socialist partner in crime, Tammy Duckworth makes appearances at mosques wearing a hijab spouting white guilt.

Illinois senator Tammy Duckworth in a hijab touting white hate at a mosque in Illinois

So goes another day in the liberal black hole known as Illinois

Problems with RSS feeds on main website

I just noticed yesterday that Feedwind, the company I used to host my rss feeds had decided to insert adds in the feeds.  I am sure you all noticed.

I could understand a small tasteful add but what they inserted was hiddeous, not only did it take up half of the RSS screen but the adds were very distasteful.  As far as I am conserned ED drugs have NO place on a Catholic website.

I have found this simple no nonsense feed which does basically serve the purpose.  A couple good points, I can once again post Ann Barnhardt blog which did not work on the other feed.  Same with Pam Gellars blog.  Bad thing is we lost some good blogs such as the Oakie Traditionalist and it will not carry youtube feeds so Remnant video is no longer available however Michael Matt does post the videos in the Remnant feeds and that is top of the list.

I will continue to search for a new RSS feed similar to the one we had before they trashed it.  If anyone can find a free rss feed that you do not have to sign  up for, kindly pass it along.  Our email is on the front page of the website, upper right just under the revolving visitor globe.

Thanks for your patience.

Missouri’s ‘Walking Priest’ Starts New Religious Community

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Fr. Lawrence CarneyFr. Lawrence Carney

Fr. Lawrence Carney is chaplain to a traditional order of nuns, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in Gower, Missouri. He visits the community daily to celebrate the traditional Latin Mass, hear confession and offer spiritual guidance. Then he takes to the inner-city streets of St. Joseph in his cassock and wide-brimmed hat to pray the rosary and be a visible presence of Christ and his Church. He has encountered many lost souls on his walks, and successfully brought them back to the Faith. “It’s what Our Lord did,” he reasons. “Many people see me and are moved to come up to me and talk.”

Fr. Carney had the idea to do this after going on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in his cassock, and was approached by an estimated 1,000 souls during his 32-day trek. He has continued this unique method of evangelization for over three years in America, and has finally received permission to establish an order to expand the ministry.

From Gloria TV:

Father Lawrence Carney announced in an email (January 23) that after four years of prayer, he has been approved on December 8 to accept men into the Canons Regular of St. Martin of Tours. The new community is based in Saint Joseph, Missouri, in the diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph.

The priest who wears a black cassock and Saturno clergy hat, is engaged in street evangelisation. OurSundayVisitor quotes him, “There’s something mysterious about the cassock; it acts like a magnet, drawing people to you”. READ MORE HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: This is great news indeed, if not particularly surprising. Over the years I’ve had many opportunities to walk down streets on both sides of the Atlantic in the company of priests in cassocks, and my reaction to this has always been the same: Mother Church surely knew what she was doing when she dressed her sons in a way that made them stand out wherever they went, anywhere on earth.

Priests of the old world were visible to the whole world, wherever they went. They never really “punched out.”  And neither did they go into the world incognito, as is the case so often today.  They made themselves approachable by being always willing to “stick out” and stay “on the clock,” ready to serve souls.

I can’t tell you how many times over the years I’ve seen native kids in Mexico, tourists in France, hikers in Spain, commuters in European metros, wanderers and street urchins approach my priest friends or Remnant Tours chaplains, asking for everything from a simple blessing to forgiveness for their sins.  Especially in airports. So often, just before a flight is scheduled to take off, a young man will approach the cassocked priest and ask him to hear his confession. It’s such a beautiful thing. Real missionaries of mercy in action, in every traditional priest, all over the world.

What sort of demonic mind conceived of the notion to strip away the identifying habit–the calling card, if you will–of the Catholic priest, thus robbing us all of this visual reminder that God is with us and that His mercy is right there for the asking, sitting in the next train seat down, in fact.

77a70cda2cd922ed713ffd5eb6a0d97cReminds me of the famous conversion story of Sir Alex Guinness—the outstanding English actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars (among other far greater but lesser known roles).  He was in France making the film adaptation of G. K. Chesterton’s crime-solving priest, Father Brown. And as he was playing a Catholic priest he was naturally dressed like one, which in those days meant black cassock and clerical beaver hat.

At one point he was taking a walk between shoots but still in costume. He cut through some bushes and then down onto a little lane, where he surprised a local lad making his way home.

Rather than showing any sign of fear at the sudden appearance of the big black-cassocked man, however, the boy trotted eagerly right up to the “priest”, took him by the hand and began chatting as they walked down the lane together. In an instant, priest and boy had become father and son.

That demonstration of immediate trust and genuine affection for the figure of the Catholic priest in those days made a deep and lasting impression on Sir Alex Guinness, and in fact helped set him on the road to his eventual conversion to the Catholic Faith. In his autobiography, Guinness notes:

“Continuing my walk, I reflected that a Church that could inspire such confidence in a child, making priests, even when unknown, so easily approachable, could not be as scheming or as creepy as so often made out. I began to shake off my long-taught, long-absorbed prejudices.”

That was a long time ago—long before Vatican II and the disastrous demotion of the Catholic priest to “regular guy”.  It was back when priests were proud to dress the part, on and off the Altar of Sacrifice.  After that Altar had been transformed into a table, and the Mass became a Meal — well, I guess priests decided that if there was no sacrifice anymore there’s no real need for priests, either. And so many of them became more or less administrators, and dressed accordingly.

Praise God, Father Carney and so many young priests today are moving back in the right direction where the priesthood is concerned. And this is yet another reason for us to not lose hope and to always keep in mind that the Church is human and divine; the human element is rather in shambles right now, admittedly, but the same cannot be said of the divine element. God will save His Church in His time. And the Father Carney’s out there give us all hope that this will happen sooner rather than later.

Parenting Today – I

Poor parents! Is there nothing we can do?
Stay tuned, to get next week an idea or two.

Nearly 20 years ago a priest of the Society of St Pius X, master of an Ignatian Retreat House in France and therefore in close contact with Traditional Catholic family problems, wrote an excellent editorial on How our youngsters are evolving. He paints a dark picture. Alas, the picture has grown only darker in the meantime. We must not despair, but on the other hand parents must see things as they are. It is not as though today’s youngsters are blameless, but parents must do everything possible to put them on the path to Heaven, because even today that is still the responsibility of parents. Here is the dark picture, adapted and abbreviated from Revue Marchons Droit, # 90, avril-mai-juin, 2000:—

In the Retreats we see youngsters growing up, incapable of rebuilding Christendom. The sacrifices made by parents and teachers seem to have borne no proportional fruit. Clearly something is not working , and if we do not react, then within two generations we will be swallowed up by the spirit of the world.

Young people we observe between 18 and 30 years old are profoundly ignorant of the crisis in Church and world, not because they have not been taught, but for lack of interest . Broadly speaking, they follow along the lines of their parents, but they cannot explain on their own what is wrong with the New Mass, with Vatican II, with the New World Order. Never having had to fight, to defend their beliefs or to resist, and so never having studied for themselves, when they meet the world they easily give way. They want to be like everybody else , they do not want to be different, they lack the personal conviction to stand up for Catholic Tradition, and so instead of being Apostles of Christ, little by little they go with the flow.

Where will there be tomorrow the go od vocations, the good Christian families we so urgently need? Vocations grow rare, marriages grow weak or dry up altogether, formation grows soft, immaturity takes over. All the youngsters want is to enjoy. The boys lack character, sense of responsibility, generosity, self-control, everything that parents should be inculcating in them to turn them into the men we can rely on for tomorrow: men chaste, mature, thoughtful, hard-working, magnanimous. Without such men of conviction, where will be the heads of tomorrow’s families? The girls are also being reared in disorder.

Instead of preparing for motherhood and for looking after a family, they learn to look down on the domesticity which is their true vocation, and they are encouraged to study longer and longer, thus acquiring a spirit of independence , alongside a worldliness turning to fashion, parties and rock music. How can mothers give way to their girls’ min i-skirts and trousers, to their loose dress for parties which are obvious occasions of sin, where they waste their time and soil the purity of their hearts?

The result is young people getting married at 20 or 22 years of age, when they are absolutely not ready. And soon the children are arriving whom they have no idea of how to bring up. If I look at the young couples I have married – in Tradition – since my ordination in 1980, thank God there have been no divorces, but I have to say that half the marriages are hanging on a thread, being held together only by the youngsters’ Catholic principles. Parents, do you realise what you need to be giving to your children for their future in today’s world? You must for God’s sake form your boys to be men worthy of the name and your girls to be women worthy of the name. Do your duty. Otherwise, your children risk losing their souls, and Christendom is finished.

Surely Fr Delagneau is right. Christendom is in serious danger, no less. Now can we see why in 2018 God is allowing Europe and France in particular to be filled by His enemies with His enemies? And why He is allowing the Society of St Pius X to be sliding into the arms of His enemies? He did not create us to fall into Hell. He created us to fight the good fight to get to Heaven. And He will permit any disaster that will shake us off the road to Hell, and put us back on the road to Heaven. Wait for it!

Kyrie eleison.

Francis of Assisi, a new Biography by Father Augustine Thompson, O.P.

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I am reading St. Francis of Assisi by Father Augustine Thompson, O.P. and this is an excellent book, exactly what I was looking for.

St. Francis has always been one of my favorite Saints since Childhood mainly because of his love of animals.  The book presents him to be a much more complex man than that but does a great job in explaining his relationship with nature and animals of which I found my self identifying with the saint even more.  Here are a couple pages from the book which explain Francis’s love of nature and animals.  Reading this last night brought a tear to my eye!

With this book by admiration of Francis grows even more.  His love of God and nature makes him a man I wish to imitate more and more.  This is a great book, a no nonsense, factual like of St. Francis of Assisi, both Francis the man and Francis the Saint.  I strongly suggest all Catholics, to add this book to their reading list especially during this Lent.

I also think Non Catholics will find something to take away with in this book as well.

You can get the book thru Amazon at this link

The damage of Vatican 2 and how God’s will still prevailed

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My mother was a very devout Catholic of Polish extraction.  She faithfully went to confession at least twice a month and followed all the laws and devotions of the church and taught us children as well as guide my Father in the Catholic faith.   Then Vatican 2

Mom still held on but now destructive forces were coming from the church as well.  One sermon the priest announced if you are only confessing venial sins your wasting the priests time.  Apparent Father goodie two shoes never heard of sacramental grace.  Can you just see Christ himself saying, “go away boy you bother me!”.   In short ………NO,

As a result, per instruction of the priest, mom stopped going to confession.  Then she once told me that she did the First Friday devotion in hopes that she would have a priest present on her death bed.  Then she said, “with so few priests, I don’t think that will ever happen despite the devotion”.  Well guess what, mom died in a Catholic hospital and was given last rites by a priest, a priest ordained before Vatican 2.  How is that for a sign?  I also made sure she, as well as my dad, died wearing the brown scapular.

Below are the first Friday promises.  Mom’s concern was item 12 that did come to pass DESPITE the damages of Vatican 2:

 Those who faithfully complete the First Friday devotion for nine consecutive months are promised the following, as told to Roman Catholic nun St. Margaret Mary Alacoque by Our Lord Jesus Christ:

  1. I will give them all of the graces necessary for their state of life.
  2. I will establish peace in their homes.
  3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
  4. I will be their strength during life and above all during death.
  5. I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings.
  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.
  7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent.
  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
  9. I will bless every place where a picture of my heart shall be set up and honored.
  10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
  11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.
  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant all to those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

My Parents Sick Kit for Extreme Unction

The Extreme Unction kit for sick calls as it would look hanging on the wall.


The kit opened and set up for use.

I inherited this from my parents, its a combination crucifix and sick call kit for the sacrament of extreme unction. One is how it would look hung on the wall and the other is what it looks like open and the set up for the priest. Two bees wax candles, a container of holy water, and instructions of what to do to prepare for a sick call, what to set up for the priest, procedures on how to meet the priest at the door. I am sure the SSPX and traditional priests still do this, but doubt if the Novus Ordo still follow these rubrics. My parents got this from the parish I was baptized in, St. Juliana on Tuohey Ave in Chicago.




















The instructions are dated candlemas day 1947 so apparently they were either given as gifts to the parish families or had them available for sale.   Father Young the pastor signed the pamphlet.  I think Father Young baptised me.

The instructions to prepare for the priest visiting the sick

The do it yourself Traditional Catholic

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Back in the 1980s when I returned to the Tridentine mass it was thru an independent Chapel in Lake Zurich, Illinois, the shrine of St. Pius V.  The shrine priest was elderly former diocesan priest, Father John Quinn.  I recall one Sunday he decided to perform the Sacrament of Confirmation stating that according to canon law during times of crises it was permissible for a common priest to perform the sacrament.

That was in 1986 and the situation has not improved, and has only gotten worse.  Ash Wednesday is a prime example.  Traditional Catholic churches are far and few in between, the distance makes it difficult at best.  Moto Proprio masses like the one I go to are also a distance and unfortunately the distribution of ashes is Novus Ordo with the blessing being in the vernacular.  The only other alternative left is to go to a Novus Ordo parish, and I have one only a few blocks away, but chances are you will NOT be anointed with the ashes by the priest, it will be another layman. That being the case I am just as capable of anointing myself.  The only problem left would be the blessing of the ashes.  It would be nice to secure some from a priest, even a Novus Ordo one but since thats not the case I burned some of last years blessed palms and read over the blessing of the ashes myself using the Traditional prayer that I found in The traditional Catholic priest blog and that reads as follows:


Blessing of Ashes.  The priest, vested in purple cope, processes in and genuflects. He then goes to the Epistle (right) side of the altar to bless and incense the ashes.  He faces the altar, hands joined, says these four prayers.

Dominus Vobiscum.

Et Cum spiritu tuo.


Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, parce paenitentibus, propitiare supplicantibus, et mittere digneris sanctum Angelum tuum de caelis, qui bene†dicat, et sancti†ficet hos cineres, ut sint remedium salubre omnibus nomen sanctum tuum humiliter implorantibus, ac semetipsos pro conscientia delictorum suorum accusantibus, ante conspectum divinae clementiae tuae facinora sua deplorantibus, vel serenissimam pietatem tuam suppliciter, obnixeque flagitantibus: et praesta per invocationem sanctissimi nominis tui; ut quicumque per eos aspersi fuerint, pro redemptione peccatorum suorum, corporis sanitatem, et animae tutelam percipiant. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.


Deus, qui non mortem, sed paenitentiam desideras peccatorum: fragilitatem conditionis humanae benignissime respice; et hos cineres, quos causa proferendae humilitatis, atque promerendae veniae, capitibus nostris imponi decernimus, bene†dicere pro tua pietate dignare: ut, qui nos cinerem esse, et ob pravitatis nostrae demeritum in pulverem reversuros cognoscimus; peccatorum omnium veniam, et praemia paenitentibus repromissa, misericorditer consequi mereamur. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.


Deus, qui humiliatione flecteris, et satisfactione placaris: aurem tuae pietatis inclina precibus nostris; et capitibus servorum tuorum, horum cinerum aspersione contactis, effunde propitius gratiam tuae benedictionis: ut eos et spiritu compunctionis repleas, et quae iuste postulaverint, efficaciter tribuas; et concessa perpetuo stabilita, et intacta manere decernas. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.


Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui Ninivitis in cinere et cilicio paenitentibus, indulgentiae tuae remedia praestitisti: concede propitius; ut sic eos imitemur habitu, quatenus veniae prosequamur obtentu. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen

He then puts incense in thurifer, and then blesses the ashes 3 X with Holy Water while he recites the Asperges me.  Then he incenses the ashes 3 X.

Then whoever is highest in the hierarchy present at the Holy Mass, applies the ashes to the forehead of the priest.  (For most of us, it will be altar boy #1.)  The priest thens puts the ashes on the altar boys and then the faithful kneeling down at the altar rail.

Memento, homo, qui pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris

After all have received ashes, the priest says the last prayer.


Concede nobis, Domine, praesidia militiae christianae sanctis inchoare ieiuniis: ut contra spiritales nequitias pugnaturi continentiae muniamur auxiliis. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.  Amen.

I have already read the blessing in Latin over my ashes and will anoint myself tomorrow during the FSSP live stream mass from Sarasota when Father distributes ashes to the congregation.   Live stream its the next best thing to being there.

Defending Menzingen

Confusion reigns, descending from on high.
Pray for the Pope and bishops, ere they die!

Thanks to the directly anti-Catholic words and deeds for the last five years of the present occupant of the See of Peter, delinquencies to which the way was opened by Vatican II, it is less comprehensible than ever that the successors of Archbishop Lefebvre still want to put the Society under Roman control, but in effect they do. Does a Cardinal’s hat appeal? Are they tired of the battle? Are they desperate to be “recognised” by Conciliarists? Can they really think that the Archbishop would have approved of what they are doing? God knows. Howsoever that be, servants of Menzingen are still trying to defend its 20-year slide down from the position of the Archbishop. Here are two recent examples:—

Firstly, to defend Bishop Fellay’s policy of accepting a personal prelature from Rome, a Society priest (http://​fsspx.​news/​en/​content/​34797) seems to think that such a prelature will guarantee for the Society protection from the modernists in Rome. But will Rome be in control of the prelature or not? If it is in control, it may take its time, as it did with St Peter’s Fraternity, but it will use its control slowly to strangle Tradition within the prelature. To think otherwise is simply not to have understood who these Romans are. “Only Saints believe in evil,” said Gustavo Corçao. As for the Archbishop, he called these Romans “antichrists.” And if the prelature does not put them in control, they will never grant it in the first place.

And secondly, this priest attempts to discredit adversaries of the prelature by claiming that they say that the Archbishop changed his principles when he refused the Protocol of May, 1988. The claim is groundless. As the priest himself says, the Archbishop’s change was merely prudential, following on the definitive demonstration just given by the Romans in the Protocol negotiations that they had no intention of looking after Tradition, such as the Society and the Archbishop understood Tradition. For as long as the Romans gave any sign of genuine concern for Tradition, the Archbishop was patient, and he went as far as he could to meet them (in fact further in the Protocol than he should have done, as he once admitted later). But once they had made it clear that in reality they had no such concern, then the Archbishop was inexorable – from then on doctrine would take the place of diplomacy, and the Romans would first have to prove that they were on the same doctrinal page as Catholic Tradition. That was on the Archbishop’s part no change of principles, but merely the f inal recognition that the Romans were set upon dechristianising, and not on rechristianising, as he wrote a month later to Cardinal Ratzinger.

Likewise the Catholic Family News blog of November last year serves Menzingen. The blog is intelligent, speculating that Rome’s real bait-and-trap to catch the Society is not aimed at the Society’s wholesale surrender, but at its piecemeal division and disintegration (actually, Rome is achieving both). Thus Rome makes repeated enticing offers, each of which divides Society priests so that some break away, while Menzingen gets up its hopes, only to see them dashed by another impossible demand of Rome. And the game will go on until the Society is completely undone. Therefore, concludes CFN, the Society must remain united at all costs and no Society priest must defect.

But, dear CFN, how did the Archbishop build up the Society in the first place? Certainly he too suffered from di visions and defections under him. Did he nevertheless build by crying for unity, unity, unity? That was the great argument of Rome against the Archbishop! His own great argument was the Faith, the Truth, the Faith. To plead as you do for the Society’s unity behind pro-Rome Menzingen is to plead for the Society’s destruction! Unity is always specified by that around which one is to unite. Under the Archbishop it was around Catholic Truth, the whole strength of the Society. Since 2012 it is around Menzingen, presently the division and ruin of the Society.

Take heart, dear readers. “The truth is mighty and will prevail,” with or without the Society of St Pius X.

Kyrie eleison.