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November 30th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris



Two tidbits from LifeSiteNews deserve a spotlight

November 29th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris






Both excerpts are quoted from LifeSiteNews on 11/29/20.  

LSN is doing a fantastic reporting service to the world.










Playing catch-up after the Thanksgiving break

November 28th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Powell’s ‘Kraken’ lawsuit in Georgia reveals voluminous extent of alleged voter fraud:


Sidney Powell sues in Georgia and Michigan alleging ‘massive election fraud’:


Trump campaign (and Thomas More Society) bring legal challenge in Wisconsin ‘to assure election integrity’:


Steve Mosher explains why Tsunami of voter fraud evidence is about to sweep away media’s claim that Biden won:


Pennsylvania judge halts election certification;



Also check the Ticker for related stories.




Kraken Finally Released! Excerpts …

November 26th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

LifeSiteNews (November 26, 2020) has announced that the ‘Kraken is released’. Sidney Powell sues in Georgia and Michigan alleging ‘massive election fraud’.  The plaintiffs, in a 104 page legal complaint asks the court to ‘set aside the 2020 General Election results which fraudulently concluded that Mr. Biden defeated President Trump by 12,670 votes.’

The complaint alleges both “evident fraud and multiple violations of the Constitution and Georgia’s laws in the running of the election.” Powell has also just filed  a lawsuit with similar allegations of fraud and mathematical improbabilities in Michigan.

The Georgia complaint describes the means allegedly employed to “illegally and fraudulently manipulate the vote count to make certain the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States.”

The fraud was executed by many means, with old-fashioned ‘ballot-stuffing’ now amplified and virtually invisible by computer software created and run by domestic and foreign entities; specifically mentioned are Iran and China. “Mathematical and statistical anomalies, rising to the level of impossibilities,” are submitted in affidavits of multiple witnesses, documentation, and expert testimony.”

The complaint mentions that an “unauthorized user has the opportunity to arbitrarily add, modify, or remove log entries, causing the machine to log election events that do not reflect actual voting tabulations—or more specifically, do not reflect the actual votes of or the will of the people.”

Further, the complaint provides evidence that Dr. Eric Coomer, one of the founders of Dominion, told a virtual Antifa meeting that “Trump is not going to win. I make [expletive] sure of that.”

The complaint also provides statistical analyses showing “that the mail ballot system has fundamentally failed to provide a fair voting mechanism” with the result that “tens of thousands of votes did not count while the pattern of fraud and mathematical anomalies that are impossible absent malign human agency makes clear that tens of thousands were improperly counted.”

In addition to Powell’s complaint, The Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project has filed litigation in Georgia that claims “well over 100,000 illegal votes [in Georgia] were improperly counted, while tens of thousands of legal votes were not counted.”


Prayer Request

November 22nd, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Author unknown.


USCCB Day of Reckoning May Have Arrived

November 19th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Sometimes, God punishes by giving the sinner exactly what he or she requests; i.e. He ‘turns them over to their sin.’ The Catholic Bishops (not all, but many who are prominent in the USCCB) seem to have just realized their foolish solicitation for Biden may indeed be coming true, to their shame! Their rejection of Trump, the most Catholic non-Catholic President we’ve ever had, who is firmly and unquestionably against abortion, drops all the evils which are bound to ensue under Biden right on the doorstep of the Catholic Bishops. May God strengthen all who are under the demonic forces so visible in the public square, and especially protect the young, holy priests from yielding up the souls in their care through illusory obedience.

LifeSiteNews has given bold statement this evening (11/18/20) which seems tinged by an “Uh-oh” of incredible magnitude. It reminds me of then Cardinal Ratzinger’s words of warning in The Ratzinger Report, how conclusions of bishops’ conferences, powerless in real authority, serve to weaken the moral courage of those who would stand with true Church Teaching. For more information on the experience and concern of the future Pope Benedict XVI, see the CF post:

The praise of the USCCB for Biden will encourage just the kind of cover for Biden’s agenda that the German bishops conference’s weaknesses gave to Hitler. (Entirely too much banter gets aimlessly sprayed to the masses using Hitler as an example, not because the examples are good but because too many hearers have limited understanding of most examples that might otherwise be given. Moreover, we need not go back to the middle ages for examples; Hitler was contemporary to people still alive today. Wait until we see life under Biden, and the analogy to Hitler may not seem inappropriate at all.)

The Trump-Biden election was not just a mere election; it was (and still is) a spiritual war, with the USCCB taking the side of horrendous sin during this election, and effectively opening the gates of hell. The deaths associated with abortion are at least 10x the death count of the Holocaust. Previously, in the U.S. one might blame activists and politicos for the dark path that was chosen for our country. But beginning with Obama’s second term, voters willingly chose the depths of the mortal sin of abortion, barely rejected it with Hillary Clinton, and now fully embrace that sin and the many others, knowingly choosing what the USCCB has endorsed for them! Joe  Biden!

Do not be surprised that in the months running up to the election, the bishops, with some, but very little, exception, did not reinstitute the obligation of Sunday Mass, thus weakening the word from the pulpit and the discernment of the voters. It was totally unnecessary. Catholics have always been able to decide for themselves if they are too sick or contagious to go to Church. Holding back the Holy Eucharist  for (local count) 75 days, also in an election year, further weakens the moral strength of the people.  And the demonic well knows such a plan can be effective in starving souls into submission. Over 70 Million voters will have to answer for choosing to violate God’s teaching, and many fingers will righteously be pointed at their own bishops.

Resisting the temptation to weigh in any further in support of the LifeSiteNews article, it is best to let the following excerpts stand for themselves, from the article entitled  “US bishops concerned about pro-abortion Biden, previously hailed him as second Catholic president,” which can be found here: 

  • Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the USCCB, just announced at the end of the USCCB General Assembly public session, a ‘working group’ to deal with pro-abortion Joe Biden, a self-proclaimed Catholic who “will support policies that are against some fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics.” (Excuse me, it isn’t about ‘holding dear’ — it is about moral law; why not say so?)
  • “The president-elect has given us reason to believe that his faith commitments will move him to support some good policies,” Gomez summarized. He referred to Biden as president-elect, even though election results have not been officially certified in all states. (Excuse, again, but the end still doesn’t justify the means, does it?)
  • The archbishop then addressed Biden’s support for abortion. “He has also given us reason to believe that he will support policies that are against some fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics,” he said. 
  • “These policies include the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and
  • the preservation of Roe v. Wade. Both of these policies undermine our pre-eminent priority of the elimination of abortion.”
  • restoration of the HHS mandate,
  • the process of the Equality Act, and
  • the unequal treatment of Catholic schools and…
  • “abortion is an essential health care service.”

Despite noting a disparity between Biden’s support for abortion and “fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics,” Archbishop Gomez ignored this issue only a few days previously. (One more, excuse me–when you click into the LifeSiteNews Story, don’t miss the “deer-in the headlights” look in Bishop Gomez’s eyes!)

In the November 7 congratulatory message to Biden, when the media called the election for him, the USCCB not only hailed Biden as president-elect but also referred to him as the second “Catholic” president after John F. Kennedy…. It was promptly republished by Vatican News.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò … said that in calling Biden “the second Catholic President,” the bishops have confirmed their complicity in abandoning Church teaching. Viganò wrote: “With these words of the USCCB the pactum sceleris [plot to commit a crime] between the deep state and the deep church is confirmed and sealed, the enslavement of the highest levels of the Catholic hierarchy to the New World Order, denying the teaching of Christ and the doctrine of the Church.”

Keep praying, especially the Rosary. It’s not over until God says it’s over.


A Creed of Fidelity to Pope Francis? Sadly, true.

November 14th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The CF Ticker has carried the story for a few days, through the roiling and distracting election discussion,  of the introduction of a “Creed of Fidelity to Pope Francis,” beginning 10/25 in Mexico. Read about it here:

It is a horrendously fearful quick left turn, skidding out of control all over the Deposit of the Faith, while trying to legitimize a mindless pandering to the alleged chief of the new world order (NWO). Who? Perhaps the one who unceremoniously dropped the title Vicar of Christ earlier this year, on the Feast of the Annunciation!  (Abp. Vigano quote)

It is easy to imagine that recitation of the new creed will not be long in coming to our shores, with the probable support of dissident cardinals and bishops who don’t speak out for faith and morals and, by default, timid bishops who hope nobody notices. Look how quickly the Italian bishops agreed to change the biblical words of the Our Father at Pope Francis’ instigation!

And our priests whom we dearly love? I would expect that those who did not have the courage to feed us during the lockdown will, for their lack of growing in courage, cave in more quickly to creedal changes centered on mankind rather than God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. It’s a slippery slope. Let’s pray. Many are blind to the danger.

Apologies for the annoying commercial breaks; some can be skipped, others seem to be on a 30 second sound track and waited out. You might do better here with Anthony Stein’s post (Ave Maria U):


Trump Rally in Washington D.C.

November 14th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

“Do not quit” Rally for President Trump, Washington DC, Nov. 14, 2020























“Tens of thousands” seems to be a gross underestimate.



Thank you to Ludwig who, in his comment, brought attention to two pictures previously posted (now removed) as having been mislabeled, and not being from the Trump Rally.

We removed the pictures and will contact the source of the prior pictures to be sure they know of the error. (That source has been consistently reliable but we depend on others as they depend on us to have the facts correct, or at least corrected immediately for any error.)

With apologies, but with gratitude to Ludwig for his sharp vision, we have removed the two items he questioned,  but are leaving the LifeSiteNews pictures. We will re-post if we get satisfactory proof of the other sources. Feedback like that from our members is very helpful. Thank you.


Keep Focused on the Truth

November 9th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris


Abp. Vigano to the American People

November 4th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As devout Christians and faithful citizens of the United States of America, you have intense and heartfelt concern for the fate of your beloved country while the final results of the Presidential election are still uncertain.

News of electoral fraud is multiplying, despite the shameful attempts of the mainstream media to censor the truth of the facts in order to give their candidate the advantage. There are states in which the number of votes is greater than the number of voters; others in which the mail-in vote seems to be exclusively in favor of Joe Biden; others in which the counting of ballots has been suspended for no reason or where sensational tampering has been discovered: always and only against President Donald J. Trump, always and only in favor of Biden.

vigano election 4In truth, for months now we have been witnessing a continuous trickle of staggered news, of manipulated or censored information, of crimes that have been silenced or covered up in the face of striking evidence and irrefutable testimony. We have seen the deep state organize itself, well in advance, to carry out the most colossal electoral fraud in history, in order to ensure the defeat of the man who has strenuously opposed the establishment of the New World Order that is wanted by the children of darkness. In this battle, you have not failed, as is your sacred duty, to make your own contribution by taking the side of the Good. Others, enslaved by vices or blinded by infernal hatred against Our Lord, have taken the side of Evil.

Do not think that the children of darkness act with honesty, and do not be scandalized if they operate with deception. Do you perhaps believe that Satan’s followers are honest, sincere, and loyal? The Lord has warned us against the Devil: “He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies” (Jn 8:44).vigano election 2

Archbishop  Carlo     Maria Vigano

In these hours, while the gates of Hell seem to prevail, allow me to address myself to you with an appeal, which I trust that you will respond to promptly and with generosity. I ask you to make an act of trust in God, an act of humility and filial devotion to The Lord of Armies. I ask that all of you pray the Holy Rosary, if possible in your families or with your dear ones, your friends, your brothers and sisters, your colleagues, your fellow soldiers. Pray with the abandonment of children who know how to have recourse to their Most Holy Mother to ask her to intercede before the throne of the Divine Majesty. Pray with a sincere soul, with a pure heart, in the certainty of being heard and answered. Ask her – she who is the Help of Christians, Auxilium Christianorum – to defeat the forces of the Enemy; ask her – she who is terrible as an army set in battle array (Song 6:10) – to grant the victory to the forces of Good and to inflict a humiliating defeat on the forces of Evil.

Have your children pray, using the holy words that you have taught them: those confident prayers will rise to God and will not remain unheard. Have the elderly and sick pray, so that they may offer their sufferings in union with the sufferings that Our Lord suffered on the Cross when He shed His Precious Blood for Our Redemption. Have young ladies and women pray, so that they turn to her who is the model of purity and motherhood. And you, men, must also pray: your courage, your honor and your boldness will be refreshed and strengthened. All of you, take up this spiritual weapon, before which Satan and his minions retreat furiously, because they fear the Most Holy Virgin, she who is Almighty by Grace, even more than Almighty God.vigano election 3

Do not allow yourselves to be discouraged by the deceptions of the Enemy, even more so in this terrible hour in which the impudence of lying and fraud dares to challenge Heaven. Our adversaries’ hours are numbered if you will pray, if we will all pray with Faith and with the true ardor of Charity. May the Lord grant that one single devout and faithful voice rise from your homes, your churches, and your streets! This voice will not remain unheard, because it will be the voice of a people that cries out, in the moment when the storm rages most fiercely, “Save us, Lord, we are perishing!” (Mt 8:25).

The days that await us are a precious occasion for all of you, and for those who unite themselves spiritually to you from every part of the world. You have the honor and privilege of being able to participate in the victory of this spiritual battle, to wield the powerful weapon of the Holy Rosary as our fathers did at Lepanto to repel the enemy armies.

Pray with the certainty of Our Lord’s promise: “Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you” (Lk 11:9). The King of Kings, from whom you ask the salvation of your Nation, will reward your Faith. Your testimony, remember this, will touch the heart of Our Lord, multiplying the heavenly Graces which are, more than ever, indispensable in order to achieve victory.

May my appeal, which I address to you and to all people who recognize the Lordship of God, find you to be generous apostles and courageous witnesses of the spiritual rebirth of your beloved country, and with it the entire world. Non praevalebunt.

God bless and protect the United States of America!

One Nation under God

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+ Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop

Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

November 4, 2020

Saint Charles Borromeo


The score before counting stopped Nov. 4 at 3AM (inserted post 11/9/20)

November 4th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris


Indulgence period extended for All Souls’ Cemetery Visits

November 2nd, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The period of time has been extended by the Vatican from one week to the entire month of November to obtain a plenary indulgence for souls in Purgatory through our cemetery visits. Is it possible that when we arrive at the pearly gates and are assigned our time in Purgatory, we might draw also for ourselves benefits from our own prayers offered over a lifetime for the Souls in Purgatory? If not, then who will be praying for our souls when the endtimes end? And while we are speculating, what about prayers for our entire lineage, back to the First Parents? Could members of our own bloodline from long ago still be trapped in Purgatory? Shouldn’t we be praying for them too, whoever they are?



Traditional Latin Masses, November 2020

October 30th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Please note a new page has been added to CF to make it easier to find TLMs and changes each month. (See “Explore the Site,” near the top of the right hand column).


The following Traditional Latin Masses are scheduled for November 2020:


Low Masses on Sundays (Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29th) at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Irondequoit, NY at 11:15 AM, celebrated by Father Dennis Bonsignore.


Missa Cantata on All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2nd) at St. Francis Church, Phelps, NY

at 6:30 PM, celebrated by Father Peter Van Lieshout,

Pastor of St. Peter’s Parish.

The Missa Cantata will include Absolution over the Catafalque. 



TLM Low Masses on All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2nd)

  • celebrated at 6:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport by Father Peter Mottola, Pastor.
  • celebrated at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church in Macedon by Father Anthony Amato, Parochial Vicar, St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish and St. Katharine Drexel Parish.
  • celebrated at 2:00 PM at St. Francis’ Church in Phelps by Father Anthony Amato, Parochial Vicar, St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish and St. Katharine Drexel Parish.

Other Traditional Latin Masses scheduled for November, 2020:

  • First Friday, Nov. 6th, and other Fridays (Nov. 13, 20 and 27th) St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport, all at 8:00 AM.
  • First Saturday, Nov. 7th, at St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport, at 9:00 AM
  • First Saturday, Nov. 7th, at St. Dominic’s Church, St. Peter’s Parish, Shortsville, at 10:00 AM

For all of the Masses listed above, the COVID-19 regulations of the Diocese of Rochester must be followed.


Confronting Lockdown of the Sacraments

October 27th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

LifeSiteNews has just run an article by the noted Dr. Peter Kwasniewski entitled “Why priests and laypeople must work around bishops forbidding sacraments for COVID.” The following is a selection of excerpts from that article.

The author begins by stating: “I was and continue to be sympathetic with every effort by clergy and laity to circumvent and ignore episcopal diktats that severely limit the sacramental life of the Church.”

“The topic continues to be relevant because the mightily exaggerated threat of COVID-19 is being used in European countries to impose a new wave of restrictions of all kinds, including on religious activities and gatherings.”

Kwasniewski asserts: “I was and continue to be sympathetic with every effort by clergy and laity to circumvent and ignore episcopal diktats that severely limit the sacramental life of the Church when readily available evidence demonstrates that we are living through a situation not unlike other severe flus that have come and gone many times in the past. …”

“… The sacraments are not a privilege for the deserving, or a symbolic “window dressing” for the “real” Catholic life that goes on purely interiorly or domestically, … but rather a necessity, a reality integral to the Christian spiritual life, as well as a genuine right of the faithful, understood in reference to our membership in the Body of Christ. The Eucharist is our elementary food for soul and body. … A total lack of access at any point is indefensible.”

“It is one thing when a totalitarian regime hostile to the Church hauls priests away to a concentration camp in an effort to take the sacraments away from the people; then there is little choice on anyone’s part. It is quite another thing for the Church’s own shepherds to order priests to stop giving the sacraments to the faithful. In doing so, they literally short-circuit their own authority, function, and mission; they cancel themselves out….”

“There are currently millions of Catholics who are persuaded that their obligation to worship God on Sunday has been dispensed. But this is not true.… The obligation to join personally in the perfect sacrifice of Christ on Sunday remains in place for all of the baptized, and no bishop can alter that one bit, nor can virtual attendance substitute for it.”

“We are dealing with a situation, built up over several decades, in which the bishops have lost credibility and trustworthiness. With a few exceptions, they do not teach sound doctrine; they do not celebrate reverent liturgy; they do not rid their dioceses of homosexuality and abuse; they are mammon-hungry. In all these ways, they have lost the ‘moral high ground’ required for us to ‘just trust them’ in their judgment calls….  a Christian’s obligations to His Lord and Master take precedence over his obligations to members of the hierarchy, no matter how exalted.”

Kwasniewski sums up:  “… In a time of pandemic, we must make more, not less, use of prayer, processions, penances, liturgy, and sacraments. In a time of spurious pandemic, we must make war against exaggerated restrictions and unjust cancellations, supporting those who creatively and courageously work around them and behind them.”

Read entire LifeSiteNews article here:


Related articles on CF:



The Repentance of Fr. David Palmer

October 20th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

I was delighted to receive this email from a friend, verifying the words attributed to Fr. David Palmer, a Catholic Priest in Wales, of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham:











His very simple and clear words are the essence of confession. He has examined his conscience, recognized and admitted his sin, and made a firm purpose of amendment to never do it again. In his courage, and by his confession, Fr. Palmer confronts the overwhelming pressure of filial obedience to the bishop, who ordered him to deny the sacraments to souls, with the reality of what he was ordained to do — feed souls.

Consider what Christ said to Peter. Thrice the Lord asked if Peter loved him, and then Christ followed Peter’s three declarations of love with three orders to tend and feed the lambs and sheep. Non-negotiables. Christ didn’t say “Build Churches” or  “Write the Bible.” First of all, Peter was to feed the flock. And The Lord’s Prayer specifically tells us to ask for our “daily [supernatural] bread.” Does a Father hand his child a scorpion? Doesn’t a priest feed his flock by his own hands?

Read all of Chapter 34 in Ezekiel, and see how God Himself came to feed the sheep because of the failure of the Levitical priests to care for the sheep. Notice how many of the current news articles show an awakening to the failures of the bishops en masse, badly using their own priests by succumbing to governmental pressures and fraternal pressures within their own brotherhood. That every single US bishop caved to the shutdown of Churches and Eucharist is an indictment of their intent. And each is totally responsible for the bad fruit of his own closure decision, which each had canonical power to resist.

The keyword in Fr. Palmer’s writing is ‘repent’ and it must be as public as he is making it because a public sin can’t be properly atoned privately.

It is sad when prideful obedience to hierarchy starves the sheep, a 75 day shutdown in feeding the flock. That very lack of care of the flock by the priests of Jeremiah and Ezekiel’s time led to loss of the Levitical priestly status. I am reminded of the day’s Gospel reading from Luke, Chapter 12, answering Peter’s question: “And the Lord said, ‘Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?'” And what is the proper feeding time for the sheep? It surely is not every 75 days. It is ‘daily’, as mentioned in the Lord’s Prayer.

It seems we are in for a rough ride as our own priests and bishops struggle with their consciences, without expressing repentance. But all is essential preparation for the next government lockdown, sure to come and probably soon.

For an expanded version of these words, before Fr. Palmer’s declaration, see the posts:                                                       


Do not misunderstand this brief post; much more is covered in the links above. This is not a tirade against bishops or their priests. I have come to understand that it is not possible to love the Eucharist without also loving the priests who confect the sacred sacrament. My sadness is about the pressure so many committed priests are under to ‘obey’ when every bone of their body fights against starving the flock. Some have been pushed into sin not of their creation, but of their surrender. Pray for our priests, we say over and over. Love them. Forgive them. But most especially pray for them, that they seek forgiveness for any element of complicity with civil or ecclesial power, or any element of self-shriving. Our being fed well depends on their holiness.


Major Party Platforms ’20-’24 (their own words)

October 19th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris


When Prelates turn their backs

October 19th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

A year ago this month we cited the Church Militant article about Cardinal Dolan’s guilt in allowing pro-aborts to receive communion. That article is here: https//

Cardinal Dolan, like many other prelates, turns a blind eye to the reality that the Holy Sacrament is being abused and defiled in being given to people living scandalously in mortal sin. Can a Cardinal really not know what is going on behind his back?

No! Because the Cardinal is the one who turned his back so as not to see. A year ago we had no idea how sacrilege-run-wild would soon come down to putting America’s soul at serious risk. Prelates who refuse to speak out have given the Church the situation in which she now suffers, costing many souls to be lost.


Luke 22:31-32   Christ speaks to Peter just before His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane: 

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned again, strengthen your brethren.”


How to handle USCCB’s funding Biden thru CCHD

October 19th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Put CCHD in the search bar on page #1 of Cleansing Fire to find the 17 separate posts which have appeared over the last 11 years, cautioning about any support of CCHD — the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

CCHD notoriously has funded sin, in particular abortion and contraception. It is a great scandal that parish pastors continue to put the CCHD envelopes in their churches, entrapping souls into financially funding sinful purposes. It is a very great scandal that bishops require their priests to make such collections.

Apparently it is up to the laity to interfere by 1) not giving a penny to the CCHD collection, 2) communicating ‘why’ one refuses to support the CCHD or whatever the guise under which it appears (parish, diocese or even the USCCB.) 3) If you didn’t know part of the collection will go to Biden, and it wasn’t disclosed to you, ask your pastor to return your donation to you. 4) This year the CCHD funding has the additional effect of funding the Biden campaign and all the sin for which it stands. Tell other parishioners. Encourage them to ask for their donation to be returned. 5) Recognize too that donations made to CCHD are not fully deductible as charitable donations due to the campaign funding. If they are reported to you at year end as ‘donations’ very likely your parish is violating tax law. 

How to handle those sneaky envelopes?  Here is one non-verbal opinion which is easy to express, and easy to toss into the collection box or a litter box:







Headline from 10/14 LifeSiteNews:

US bishops funding group that blatantly campaigns for pro-abortion Joe Biden

“The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, is funding an organized and direct effort to elect Joe Biden as the next president.” Here is the full story link:

Personally, I am of the opinion that those who put out those solicitation materials know exactly what they are doing, after all this time, and are undeserving of the usual, more kindly requests. Let it rip!


North American Martyrs’ blood consecrated our land

October 19th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Today is the Memorial of St. John de Brebeuf and St. Isaac Jogues and their companion martyrs. Many people are familiar with the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY but are less familiar with the roadside shrines in our own area. The following links will bring up what we’ve previously written about the little very-close-to-the-roadside shrine on the way from Canandaigua to Bloomfield, and the other one where the road splits and Rte. 15A heads north and the other branches into Main Street in Honeoye Falls. Here are posts with pictures and information from both ‘shrines.’

You will know you are not the first to visit this day if you find a red rose awaiting you. We owe so much to these martyrs; surely this is a good day to ask them to pray for our country’s future and for God’s blessings in this coming election, to keep strong the Faith for which the martyrs gave everything. Today’s Liturgy of the Hours (Office of Readings) contains a beautiful prayer of Fr. de Breboef for his own martyrdom. I am particularly touched by the words in the closing paragraph which are still so applicable today: “How I grieve, my God, that You are not known, that this savage country is not yet wholly converted to faith in You, that sin is here not yet blotted out!” 

God bless America! 

Here is the Reading #2 of the Office of Readings:



Courage to Preach the WORD in Election Season

October 6th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Hear Rev. Anthony Amato exhort the flock at St. Katharine Drexel and St. Maximilian Kolbe Parishes  to embrace the Catholic Church’s Pro-Life Teaching against abortion this election season:

Complicit Clergy has also publicized Father Amato’s sermon here: