Forget gun-grabbing just “assault rifles” … now they want the handguns too, because Biden mad (mad)

By Bradford Betz | Fox News

President Biden on Monday took aim at 9mm handguns, appearing to suggest that the “high-caliber weapons” ought to be banned. The president made the remarks outside the White House after returning from a visit to the site of a mass shooting in Texas where 21 people, including 19 elementary school children, were killed last week. 

Recounting a visit to a New York trauma hospital, Biden said doctors showed him X-rays of gunshot wounds. “They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may be able to get it and save the life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body,” Biden said. 

“So, the idea of these high-caliber weapons is, uh, there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting,” Biden added. “Remember, the Constitution was never absolute. You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed,” Biden said. “You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weaponry.”

Sir, at the time of the Constitution, citizens possessed not just bullets, not just rifles, not just cannons, but even private armadas. That’s right. Warships, with cannons, owned by private citizens. How exactly do you think we won the war?

“Ingenuine Missteps”… Honoring our fallen dead, and thanking God for the warrior class

Time for a quick rewind. It was the ultimate slap in the face to our fallen heroes, which got additional troops needlessly killed in the process. The following was penned by Michael Docherty, former FMF Corpsman and OEF warfighter, on 20 August 2021, in the wake of the intentional planned disaster that was the Afghan exfil. Nine months ago… before “Yay Ukraine,” before 11% inflation, before $6 gas. Those days last August are already forgotten by most. But some of us never will.

Never forget.

Blessed Memorial Day, everyone.

Ingenuine Missteps

We watched Saigon v2.0 last weekend. Despite all the warning signs and calls to action, we witnessed images of a frantic embassy evacuation that couldn’t look more like 1975 Saigon if it were staged. It is an ongoing complete disaster that the current administration has refused to take an honest look at since its “inauguration.”

I am not an expert in foreign policy, and I do not have connections to a vast intelligence apparatus. But I have a modicum basis of common sense, a twitter feed and the same msm news sources everyone else has, yet somehow many of us were calling out the wild incompetence while Biden was still on stage saying we would not have a Saigon moment in Afghanistan. It’s as laughable as it is treasonous. 

An advantage I do have over the average person trying to disseminate the rapid pace of images and information coming from Kabul, I fought in combat on the ground in that country, and saw first hand many of the dynamics, and many of the lies of our generals and politicians. I will attempt to explain the disdain of this outcome from the combat veteran perspective, and why those reasons matter to the U.S. at large.

I have seen a lot of veterans speaking out in the community over the past week: This isn’t our fault, we are proud of the work we put in over there, we put the war on our shoulders and did everything asked of us and more. Our country was brutally attacked, and we went forth and delivered lethal vengeance. It was a just war, and one in which we won every tactical fight. We held up our side of the deal in the ‘diplomacy by other means’ equation. This one isn’t on us.

Similarly, and one stark contrast to Vietnam, I have seen a large amount of civilian support for the troops who fought, sympathizing with the sentiment of the veteran community attempting to prop each other up, that there is no blame laid at the feet of the warriors who went forward to fight our nations battle. They are proud of us, and I can not understate how sincerely I appreciate that. The veteran community does not feel failures in their efforts, this is not what drives the feelings of anger, betrayal and despair during this crisis. 

We did not go to war for the benefit of the Afghan people; any benefit they received was a side effect of a political undertaking to attempt to create a survivable, allied government to create regional stability after the removal of the previous rulers. We supported this effort, but we did not enter that country as experts in creating a democratic system. We went there as warfighters, experts in killing the enemies of our country, for OUR country. We went because the end goal of a just war is to defend interests vital to the strength and standing of our country and the people who reside in it. The Islamists that attacked our country on 9/11 did so because we are infidels, we enjoy freedoms of all kinds, the freedom to pursue happiness that isn’t tied to the religious-political system of Islam. And therefore, we must be destroyed. Weakness begets war, and the goal of the warfighter entering Afghanistan was to deploy a level of justice that not only ensured the jihadists would never again attack our nation, but so any competing ideologies and adversaries would fear undermining our country and our way of life.

Those same American ideals we fight for have been under attack for decades within our own country from the Marxist left. Now we have suffered a tremendous defeat at the hands of our own leaders’ incompetence so insane one would find it easier to believe it was done on purpose than to believe they are, in fact, the dumbest people in our country, ever.  A couple vets drinking beer in a garage were able to call out the outcomes of this administrations actions months ahead of the intelligence community. 

This loss is more, and the pure utter weakness the Biden administration has been operating on the foreign front will have drastic and lasting effects, if not a progression into a global war. Immediately following the fall of Kabul, state media from China and Russia ripped into the US and her foreign policies of failures so great, we can no longer be called anything more than a regional power. These statements are direct sentiments from these authoritarian regimes, and paint a stark picture of the actions they will take in the world, in the absence of any respect or fear of the world’s once-champion of freedom. Pick up the three closest things to you, how many were made in China? Foreign adversaries can now leverage everything from trade, debt, intimidating our allies, subverting US influence in favor of their own, and anything else up to and including war against the Americanism they’ve always hated, but now no longer fear reprisal from.

There are costs to losing wars and destroying your nation’s interests. Have you seen any gas stations out of gas? I’ve seen three this week. We shuttered our energy industry at the beginning of Biden’s term, and now rely on OPEC. Biden begged them to increase production, and after witnessing our defeat all weekend, OPEC laughed at us and said they aren’t producing anything extra. You will feel that. It will have a direct effect on you.

At the time of this writing, our government has cowardly admitted it has zero contingency plans to rescue the 10-15k American Citizens trapped behind Taliban lines. The weakest guidance for them to traverse a landscape heavily infiltrated by enemy in order to reach an airport that may or may not still be airlifting anyone who does make it there without being killed, furthermore the guidance is abundantly clear that the most powerful government on earth can not provide any type of security for these Americans, who the majority civilians with no survival or tactical training. They were serving their country in Afghanistan in civilian roles. Are you ready for the potential images of mass executions of your countrymen because your government abandoned them? Are you ready for images that make the hanging of Blackwater operators from bridges in Iraq, bodies of Delta being dragged through the streets of Somalia, look like mild incidents? If you thought the highway of death was a brutal execution of US firepower on an inferior military, wait until you see the same level of carnage perpetrated against US citizens.

Our adversaries watch the same thing we do, but watching is not all they do. They are rapidly advancing with their new emboldened view that their only true enemy is no longer capable of winning wars. Not because we don’t have the most lethal, highly trained and expensively equipped military on the planet, but because our nation is unwilling to deploy it successfully. China and Russia are already engaging in a partnership with the Taliban, who they have all but recognized as the formal true government of Afghanistan. Their embassies are still open, in fact they are being guarded by Taliban fighters, and talks are ongoing to strengthen a new era of alliances, an alliance with a shared hatred of America. China’s Belt and Road Initiative has never had better prospects; new doors to more resources, trade routes and strategic regional movement of military forces anywhere from Pakistan to Iran and beyond, if they negotiate correctly, of course. I’m not betting against it.

When you read the history of warfare, you often find yourself reading about relations and politics, even small events that take place decades before a war. The rise of China and Russia has been ongoing for decades now, their subversive actions against us and our interests have increased drastically in recent years, and exponentially under the current administration. 100 years from now, those attempting to understand the current imminent global war, students will briefly cover the defeat and implications of the US in Afghanistan and how it strengthened our enemies.

Our next war is peer level. I am not going to degrade it to ‘near peer’… they will be an equal match. We now have very little standing with both enemy and ally. Sino-Russian Military, economic, and energy output levels rise to match our own. These countries understand that taking the role of world leadership and dominating the world economies will strengthen the prosperity of their own nations, defeating the US in all arenas is the key to accomplishing this. These countries possess an immense level of nationalism, and their citizens display a level of unified patriotism to advance their causes that is not to be found in America today. Will our current defeat create any type of unified movement to better our country?  Do we still possess any type of values, morals, any type of code that guide men to fight to win? Our enemies just learned that even if our fighting men possess such things, our government is willing to abandon them over cheap talking points directing blame for ‘missteps’. Missteps? Try ‘fatal and grave errors’, for the entire 20-year effort, our regional allies and the trapped Americans facing imminent demise. The fatal error of creating a direct steppingstone for our current high-schoolers and college students who will fight the next global peer level war, and take massive casualties in doing so, if our corrupt, dickless politicians and bureaucrats even have the will to not surrender after the opening shots. While our adversaries strengthen their positions, unify their countries behind common goals and nationalism, our politic body sews division between the citizens for the advancement of political demagogues, offshores our industry and energy production in a smoke and mirrors jest at being green while subverting our economy. We continue the game of destroying our currency and burying our great grandchildren in insurmountable debt to our adversaries because we are lazy and entitled. Instead of retraining, reequipping, retooling, restructuring our military for the fight ahead, we are more concerned about training critical race and critical gender theory to our military forces and the kids who are in school that will fight this next war. Will our military be better suited to warfighting with its super woke inclusiveness the next time one Marine division finds itself surrounded by eight Chinese divisions? If we stamp preferred pronouns on dog tags and ensure white Marines have a deduction from their pay that reappears as an entitlement in a minority Marines check, will we crush all eight divisions next time instead of just seven?

The pain we feel from defeat is because deep down, we know this defeat is a culmination of the unwillingness of our government and institutions to adhere to core principles, those principles and the sacrifice of blood and treasure will be abandoned by feckless politicians who cling to authoritarian power from their basements, only seeking personal gain from the conflicts they would never fight themselves, while damning the country they falsely represent. I am proud of everything my brothers and sisters have done through these wars for our country. This administration, its terrible treasonous actions, do not represent the honor, courage, and commitment, the code and individual ruggedness that guides the American men at arms. We fought with incredible tenacity, we killed an unknown number of enemies, the best estimates show for every one American life, the Taliban lost an entire platoon worth of men. We held up our side of the bargain and always will. The American warfighter loves this country, we will go anytime, anywhere when she calls.

However, this painful defeat is a call to action. If we do not change course, if we do not realign our values with our founding documents, and continue the path of divisive corruption, the fighting force of the future will never win another war again. Because of the belief systems of our communist enemies, a large scale conflict may have been inevitable before all of this. After our reckless abandonment and defeat, the slide of foreign relations in the first 7 months of Biden Harris, ask yourself, if you’re in Xi’s or Putin’s shoes, how do you not take the opportunity in the next 41 months? 

Michael Docherty

OEF 2009-’10, ’12

America’s newest Cardinal is the foremost promoter of Father James Martin, S.J. and his agenda

Love, American Style!

As you read through this, see if you can detect the teaching of the anti-gospel as central to the anti-church. The term, “LGBT Community” is code for those who define their entire existence as united with their sexual appetites, and want to remain in their sin. And they demand to have it celebrated. Remember, not only are those who commit these sins guilty, but also those who condone these sins. Even more so if it is someone with solemn teaching authority.

Cardinal-elect McElroy says:

“Father James Martin is a distinguished Jesuit author who has spent his life building bridges within the Catholic Church and between the church and the wider world… Last year Father Martin undertook a particularly perilous project in this work of evangelization: building bridges between the church and the L.G.B.T. community in the United States. He entered it knowing that the theological issues pertaining to homosexuality constituted perhaps the most volatile element of ecclesial life in U.S. culture…there has arisen both in Catholic journals and on social media a campaign to vilify Father Martin, to distort his work, to label him heterodox, to assassinate his personal character and to annihilate both the ideas and the dialogue that he has initiated. This campaign of distortion must be challenged and exposed for what it is—not primarily for Father Martin’s sake but because this cancer of vilification is seeping into the institutional life of the church…The attacks on Building a Bridge tap into long-standing bigotry within the church and U.S. culture against members of the L.G.B.T. community. The persons launching these attacks portray the reconciliation of the church and the L.G.B.T. community not as a worthy goal but as a grave cultural, religious and familial threat…The coordinated attack on Building a Bridge must be a wake-up call for the Catholic community to look inward and purge itself of bigotry against the L.G.B.T. community…chastity is not the central virtue in the Christian moral life. Our central call is to love the Lord our God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Many times, our discussions in the life of the church suggest that chastity has a singularly powerful role in determining our moral character or our relationship with God. It does not.”

Got that, zealot?

By the way, there already exists an authentic Catholic organization to minister to SSA people who honestly want to live chaste lives, and I highly recommend it:

Now, compare Bishop McElroy with what the Holy Ghost says:

“Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.” –Romans 1:24-32

“The Russian Bear yawned and looked at the EU, marveling at how stupid the globalist elites of the West are.”

Why Russia Showed Simulations of a Bomb “Sinking Britain” (“and England Nyet!”)

by Susan Matthiesen 

                                                                  …and England nyet!

On April 20th, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia had successfully tested the intercontinental Sarmat missile weighing more than 200 tons. This missile can carry multiple warheads, is able to elude anti-missile defense systems and capable of hitting any target on Earth.

In early May Russian TV showed a simulated video of what a Russian underwater nuclear torpedo could do to Britain and Ireland which is remove them from the face of the earth forever. There merely would be water – just the ocean – where once Britain had existed. “England would be nyet“, meaning “no more”. Vanished, infinitely disappeared into nonexistence.

The Collective West cried that Russia had no such nuclear torpedo, that Russia’s threats meant that Russia was losing the war in Ukraine, that Putin’s army was weak compared to the brave Zelensky Ukrainian Azov Nazis…who a few weeks later surrendered to the Russian army in Mariupol. (The Ukrainian Nazis were not “evacuated”. They surrendered waving white flags.) The West howled that Putin was angry because of the sanctions the Collective West had placed on Russia (after the EU kleptocrats stole 300 BILLION Euros of Russian assets in the EU’s Central Bank in Brussels). The MSM-saturated West shrieked that Russians were monsters and murderers devoid of concern for innocent human life (?? Roe vs Wade ??). 

Russia calmly looked the Collective West in the eye and said “oil for Rubles” which soon will be “wheat for Rubles”. The EU bellowed, “We…we…we’ll get NATO to bomb Russia! Get the United States to go to nuclear war, get the Collective West to send billions of Euros and Dollars to Ukraine! Putin will be sorry! We’ll send multiple weapons to Ukraine to destroy the Russian army, get a regime change in Russia, then we’ll be able to get oil and wheat for free! That’s what we’ll do!”

The Russian Bear yawned and looked at the EU, marveling at how stupid the globalist elites of the West are. He then lumbered over to his Russian media outlets and showed the West that a Bear is by far more powerful than a few mewling kittens feebly threatening him with their tiny paws and baby teeth. One swipe of his great bear paw and they’d be obliterated.

Why did Russia show it’s power to the West? Were they threatening to obliterate Britain or wanting massive loss of life as happened in Japan in 1945? What if 75 years ago America had first shown what the atomic bomb would do to Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Would the United States and Japan possibly have come to some sort of diplomatic agreement without wholesale loss of innocent life? Who knows. 

Russia was warning the Western globalist warmongers, trying to get them to back off their foolish game of escalating the Ukraine ground war into a hot war. They were trying to impress the Collective West with its massive nuclear power and what could happen if the West foolishly decided to “Nuke Russia!” By showing its superior nuclear power to the enemy and threatening its ultimate use, Russia gave a vivid demonstration of what would happen if the Western kittens attacked the Big Bad Bear. 

Western globalist elites don’t want diplomacy. In their arrogance they only want to be bellicose and demand war. Therefore just as God announces His power to reprobates that there is a Hell and that people go there by their own choice, Russia said no to nuclear war, but if the West insists, Russia warned that the West can expect to be cast into what will be an earthly hell.

Russia, being a Christian country, considers God’s judgment upon nations. Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, says that “the Russian Orthodox Church promoted its values abroad which contributes to achieving Russia’s foreign policy goals. That concerns, first and foremost, the need to uphold traditional spiritual and moral values, which are currently under attack by neoliberal elites in a number of Western countries. There is also work to uphold our historical memory, our roots, i.e., our genetic code, if you like.”

Meanwhile, the United States is ruled by Catholic Joe Biden, Catholic Nancy Pelosi and Obama’s Deep State, all of whom despise America and the American people. While promoting their Marxist values via hatred for traditional spiritual and moral values, they bring God’s judgement upon our nation. In comparison, it looks as if God is highly favoring Russia. The Russian Ruble is now at 56.

Start with contraception, end up with mass murder: A culture drenched with the blood of innocent children begets more blood of innocent children

Start with contraception, end up with mass murder. The end.

Let me explain. This won’t take long.

Let us begin with the total rejection of objective morality and the rise of cultural Marxism in the last half of the Twentieth Century. We could go back much farther, but this will suffice. Destruction of the family is essential to the goals of Marxism, and promotion of sex outside of marriage is how you destroy the family. Conveniently, if we are going to accept sex outside of marriage, we certainly must accept contraception (and sodomy). For that matter, we must promote all manner of unnatural relations WITHIN marriage. Removing the idea of procreation from the act and the organs of, you know, the REPRODUCTIVE system, the natural order will necessarily be torn asunder. It’s called following the logical progression which flows from a false base premise. At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and going back centuries, every Christian sect understood this, and understood the consequences of disobeying/denying this reality.

Once the contraceptive mentality was established, with sex reduced to the mere pursuit of pleasure, obviously something needed to be done about the consequences of failed contraception. Since they had already inverted reality by embracing the misuse of the reproductive system, doing great harm to the human dignity of the partners, especially women, they then must deepen the inversion by claiming the product of reproduction has no human dignity at all. Killing becomes a moral good; a necessary and accepted societal need. A basic human right.

Within a few short years of killing being touted as a moral good and a basic human right, killing became chic. The descent was aided by the mind numbing effect of street drugs. The killing was glamorized in films like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and we were reminded of the sad times before the killing was legal, in films like Dirty Dancing. The devaluing of human life became a relentless assault on truth. It became a sacrament.

With the obliteration of basic morality, God must also be killed. The “Imagine” gospel of John Lennon took His place:

“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky”

If there is no Hell below us, then there are no eternal consequences for wrong behavior. The worst that can happen to you is you die, and you cease to exist. This is the concept of Soul Annihilation, of which Antipope Bergoglio is a huge fan. You either go to Heaven, or else *poof* your soul is destroyed and you never face your due punishment, because what kind of monster would God be to send souls to Hell.

The proliferation of street drugs has continued unabated, now legal in many places, and compounded in recent decades by “advances” in pharmacology: Oxy, benzos, SSRIs…

When an 18 year old has been raised in a culture where killing is good, drugs are good, there are no repercussions for killing, there is no human dignity, and there is no eternal soul, why wouldn’t he kill if he has killing on his mind?

Would that it were that the chief purveyors of the killing understood this.

Feast of the Ascension: Sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life

A sweet respite from all the temporal horrors. Happy feast, happy Holy Hope!

Originally posted

The Ascension is the Second Glorious Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary. Fruit of the Mystery: Hope.

Hope is an Infused Virtue. The only way to lose it is by intentionally committing the mortal sin of despair. The only way you can “lose hope” is to literally throw hope away, in a deliberate act of the will. If you have done that, and have handed yourself over to fear, anxiety, panic attacks, benzos… you need to get to Confession and snap out of it. The book has been written, and you know how it ends. What exactly are you despairing?

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose, Patroness of the Americas,
make intercession for the Holy Church,
protect the Sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke thee in their necessities,
and since thou art the Ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the True God,
obtain for us from thy Most Holy Son the grace of keeping our faith,
sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life,
burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance.


I penned the following in 2020 for this feast, during peak lockdown. And here we stand.

Happy feast!

“He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.”

Forty days after Easter, Our Lord ascended into Heaven, straight up into a cloud. The Ascension is mysterious for several reasons. For one thing, you would think such a startling sight would be described in great detail in the Gospels, but this isn’t the case. Matthew and John don’t even mention it. Luke speaks of it briefly at the end of his Gospel, and in more detail in Acts. Mark’s account is the Gospel reading at Mass today (1962), “He upbraided them…” It appears in the second half of the 16th and final chapter of Mark’s gospel, which is itself a mystery: Many ancient manuscripts are missing these last seven verses.

Another mystery are the events leading up to the Ascension. Namely, the events of the 40 days Our Lord remained, appearing several times in various ways, even eating and drinking with the apostles. The most complete rendering is in John; the Synoptic Gospels are all but silent. It strikes me akin to the very few words attributed directly to our Blessed Mother, and the total silence of her most chaste spouse. Deepening this mystery is that John ends his Gospel by telling us there were countless other things that Jesus did that are not written down, and if they were, the whole world could not contain the books that would be written. Have you ever meditated on that?

Another mystery is the need for the upbraiding. These men saw more miracles than could fill books that could fill the world, yet they were still a wretched bunch of unbelievers, who needed one last ass-kicking before Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father? On the surface, not a very encouraging commentary on the state of man. This seems to tempt us to despair.

On the contrary!

In the Mysteries of the Rosary, the Ascension is the Second Glorious. The Fruit of the Mystery is HOPE, which is also the second Theological Virtue. Have you meditated on Hope? It’s not some sweet soothing Kathy, just wish all your troubles away, hush hush don’t cry, things will get better, sweetie. No.

Hope is rooted in the knowledge that God is not a jerk, that God keeps his promises, and that we can and should trust in Him. It is standing firm in your faith, grounded by right reason, knowing that God is in control. Hope goes beyond simply desiring some future good; hope is the desire for a future good accompanied by the expectation of attaining it.

We are living through an unprecedented time in history. Don’t let your normalcy bias cloud current events. An antipope has usurped the Petrine See, and seemingly the whole Church doesn’t mind. We’ve seen the anti-church emerge and strut like a peacock… we are talking about open idol worship inside St. Peter’s, lead by the antipope… and it is allowed to pass. And now the entire world has been turned upside down in a matter of weeks. Entire empires are intentionally self-destructing over a mild virus, cheered on by their own citizenry, to the delight of the all the worst actor agitators, undergirded with communism and satanism.

All of this is converging with you in the middle of it. God chose you to be born into this age. What an absolute honor that is. We are called to action, through both spiritual warfare and concrete action in the natural realm. Act, and God will act. Act, grounded in faith, spurred by hope, intentioned with charity. We know how this ends: God wins, and He wants you on the winning team. Assume the bearing that victory is yours, and expect to attain it.

Blessed feast to all.

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that we who firmly believe that Thine only-begotten Son, our Redeemer, to have ascended this day into heaven, may also ourselves dwell in mind on heavenly things. – Collect, Feast of the Ascension

Substantial Error: God is so good, he shows us from the beginning of time how the biggest intellects make the biggest mistakes

“There are so many demons, that if they were capable of assuming a form as tiny as a grain of sand, they would block out the sun.”

Random thoughts:

A third of the angels fell. Now eternally banned from Heaven, filled with spite, jealousy, and rage, they have nothing else to do all day but come after fresh souls. They don’t bother with the souls already in their grasp, because they don’t need to. They go after pious souls. If you get attacked, you’re doing something right. But God never allows temptation beyond your capability to resist, cooperating with His grace. Keep this thought in front of you even when not under attack, and prepare daily with prayer. Without a serious prayer life, you don’t have a chance.

A third of the angels fell. That means the number of angels currently enjoying the Beatific Vision is TWICE the number of demons in Hell or on earth. The demons are flanked. Do not hesitate to pray for help from the angels, especially your Guardian Angel. He’s been waiting since the dawn of time to take care of you. St. Michael also, who casts demons back into Hell. A layman should never battle demons directly, one-on-one; you have no authority against them, and they know it. They will laugh at you and then make you pay.

A third of the angels fell. The most soaring of intellects are capable of the gravest of errors. Satan was/is the most intelligent creature ever created. He chose badly, born of pride and spite, making the biggest error in the history of the universe. He vowed to not serve his creator, because he felt snubbed. Billions of angels followed him. That error was made freely and in an instant, and yet it exists outside the construct of time: It’s perpetual. He/they will never cease to hate God, and sow poison in souls.

A third of the angels fell. If you don’t think smart people are capable of making big mistakes, think again. The most soaring of intellects are capable of the gravest of errors. Substantial error would be putting it mildly.

Make of that what you will.

Part Three: Nurse Claire blunt talk you won’t see anywhere else on junk baby formula, and final recommendations on how to survive the crisis


In this series, we have taken a look at the current baby formula shortage, its causes, and alternatives such as human milk banks, online purchasing of human milk, and preparing a DIY baby formula.  Everyone has heard “breast is best” & “fed is best”, so there’s no need to mention that breastmilk is the superior choice but also babies shouldn’t be starved for lack of breastmilk.  I briefly mentioned the shortcomings of American baby formula, especially in comparison to its European counterparts.  But let’s examine that topic more closely so that parents can make an informed choice when deciding on baby formula.  

As I mentioned in previous parts of this series, not all women can breastfeed.  Regardless of the reason, the need for a suitable replacement for mother’s milk has been around for a long time.  Wet nurses were often employed in Europe and colonial America.  This practice was so popular that in the 18th century, some European nations developed wet nurse “bureaus” where wet nurses could register and reside until their services were needed. Governments enacted laws to regulate these bureaus, requiring wet nurses undergo routine health exams and prohibiting them from nursing more than one infant at a time.  When wet nurses weren’t available, and when wet nurses fell out of favor (eventually in the 20th century), babies were sometimes directly fed from animals or fed animal milk from devices that were the prototypes of the modern-day baby bottle.  The history on this topic is quite fascinating, but for the sake of brevity I will leave it short, and address what I specifically want to confront:  what exactly passes for infant “nutrition” these days?

In the 19th and 20th centuries, scientists sought to replace breastmilk for families without access to farm animals or wet nurses.  These early researchers were able to identify the basic macronutrients present in human milk:  carbohydrates, protein, and fat; but they were also quick to realize that animal milks didn’t always contain these nutrients in the same proportions as human breast milk.  So while they employed various animal milks to meet protein and fat requirements, other additives were in constant debate.  As the quest for a breastmilk substitute advanced, various concoctions emerged and were marketed by retailers (Sears catalog featured no less than 8 brands by 1897).  Seeking a simpler solution, many doctors began recommending a formula that could be prepared at home using canned evaporated milk and table sugar.  As the Great Depression put a chokehold on the family budget,  the table sugar was replaced by corn syrup, a cheaper & more readily accessible option.  

Women continued to use that recipe for decades and if you’re over the age of 50, chances are likely that you were fed this mixture.  By the 1970s, mass-produced infant formulas became the standard for convenience, saving moms the work of making their own.  And that’s pretty much where we are now:  moms heading to large retailers to buy commercial baby formula.

But what exactly is in that commercial formula?  Have we advanced much beyond the “evaporated milk and Karo syrup” that’s pictured above?  Well, to be honest, no.  While most formulas still use cow milk as their basis for protein, today’s infant formulas rely heavily on corn syrup solids to meet the carbohydrate needs of growing babies.  That’s kind of shocking, considering what we know about the nutritional deficiency, glycemic index, addictiveness, and inflammatory properties of corn syrup.   Some formulas that are labeled “organic” have replaced the high fructose corn syrup with sugar, which isn’t much better.  Dr. Benjamin Caballero, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an expert in risk factors for childhood obesity, was quoted by the New York Times on this matter: “I would be very concerned about this as a pediatrician.  The issue is that sweet tastes tend to encourage consumption of excessive amounts.”    Evidence shows that babies and children will always show a preference for the sweetest food available, he said, and they will eat more of it than they would less-sweet food.  “This is how breakfast cereal manufacturers compete,” he added.  Yikes….talk about creating sugar-addicts right out of the womb!  Of note, the European Union banned sugar-sweetened infant formula in 2009, due to concerns with rising rates of childhood obesity and the possibility that overly sweet formula might lead to overfeeding.  Most of the European brands use only lactose to supplement the carbohydrate content.  

But what else is lurking in those big canisters of formula powder? 

  1. Soy:  The 1970s and 80s marketed soy as a fantastic source of protein.  But the truth is that soy is highly estrogenic in the human body.  You may think this is only a problem with baby boys, but the hormone development of little girls are affected, too, by this endocrine disruption.  What’s more, soy is genetically-modified and exposed to high levels of pesticides .  This isn’t only an issue with soy-based formulas – all formulas still contain plenty of it in the form of soy lecithin. 
  2. Palm oil:  Human milk is naturally high in certain types of fatty acids, among them palmitic acid.  To try to mimic this fatty acid, manufacturers add palm oil.  However, palm oil is structurally different from the palmitic acid found in human milk, and research has shown that infants do not properly absorb it. And because it’s not properly absorbed, overall fat absorption is low.  Fat is necessary for the rapid neurological development that happens in the first 3 months of life.  Furthermore, the unabsorbed palmitic acid remaining in the infant’s gut reacts with calcium, causing the formation of “soaps” in the baby’s intestines, preventing the calcium from reaching the baby’s growing bones.  And the soapiness in the intestines also leads to hard stools.
  3. Synthetic “DHA” and “ARA”:   Manufactures have seduced parents into thinking they’re feeding something wholesome with additives like “DHA” and “ARA”.  DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid necessary for brain development in early childhood.  ARA (arachidonic acid) is an omega-6 fatty acid, also important for a baby’s brain development and overall health.  Both of these treasures are naturally present in breast milk, so of course formula producers want to put them on the label to ensure parents they’re getting a nutritious product.  But are they? These synthetic additives, listed as C. Cohnii oil (DHA) and M. Alpina oil (ARA), are sourced from algae and fungus which have never been part of the human diet.  Their processing involves a petroleum-based neurotoxic solvent called hexane. Many studies have put forward that artificial DHA and ARA are useless, provide no benefit to babies, and may even be responsible for several gastrointestinal issues.  So it appears that their addition to infant formula is nothing more than a marketing ploy that could lead to health problems for your baby. (*The only company that has chosen a water-extracted source of DHA and ARA derived from egg yolks is Nature’s One Baby’s Only Organic formula.)
  4. Other synthetic “nutrients” and preservatives: In a further attempt to mimic breast milk, some manufacturers have added things like lutein, lycopene, nucleotides, taurine, l-carnitine and l-methionine to their labels.  But do these lab-created nutrients really match up to the naturally-occurring thing?  Let’s take a brief look.  Lutein for infant formula is sourced from conventionally-grown marigolds (read: pesticides) and processed with hexane (see above).  Lycopene used in baby formula is produced synthetically by the chemical manufacturer BASF instead of being sourced naturally from tomatoes.  A three-stage process is used and involves several solvents derived from benzene.  Taurine is another synthetic additive and can be produced using several methods.  One method includes the use of sulfuric acid, a toxic and carcinogenic material, and another technique involves aziridine, listed as a hazardous air pollutant by the EPA. The production of synthetic L-Carnitine involves epichlorohydrin, classified as a “2B material” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer because of its possible carcinogenic effects in humans.  The synthetic version of L-methionine used in infant formula is produced with materials including acrolein, an EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant, and hydrogen cyanide, described by the CDC as a “systemic chemical asphyxiant” and “chemical warfare agent,” “used commercially for fumigation, electroplating, mining, chemical synthesis, and the production of synthetic fibers, plastics, dyes, and pesticides.”  The list goes on, but you get the point.  One could certainly argue that these substances are of little consequence in baby formula since their quantity is small, but in a developing, tiny baby with immature detoxification capabilities, can we be so sure?  Interestingly all of these additives are banned in the European Union which has prompted many moms (including this one) to source their baby formula from abroad. 

Make no mistake:  the infant formula industry is a behemoth, expected to gross $103 billion by 2026.  It’s also armed with powerful lobbyists.  This industry has positioned itself as necessary, and rightfully so:  what’s a mom to do who can’t breastfeed? The answer has been to head to your local store & purchase any number of commercially-prepared baby formula products.  But as we’ve just seen, there are serious questions surrounding both the quality and nutritional value of those formulas.  Now that the carefully planned shortage has ensued, formula-dependent families are being gaslighted into NOT feeding their children healthy, wholesome formulas prepared at home.  Headlines and social media influencers have kicked into overdrive to convince you that homemade baby formulas are dangerous (just like ivermectin), yet no options have been offered by our overlords.  And now news articles are surfacing that show some babies requiring hospitalization for dehydration and malnutrition related to the lack of formula. 

But with a little work, you can prepare your own formula.  Leave the evaporated milk & Karo syrup for a real SHTF situation; that option isn’t necessary right now since everyone currently has access to milk.  If you can source raw milk, that is ideal.  But even if not, choose pasteurized  (not ultra-pasteurized)organic milk, preferably from grass-fed cows.  Goat milk is an option, too.  And if your baby suffers from allergies and tummy upset, don’t be afraid to feed a rich, homemade bone broth.  See below for more information, and in the words of my dear friend, Mark, stay frosty!

Additional resources…..

Recipes here:

Supplies for formula-making:

Acerola powder to add vitamin C.

Cod liver oil

Nutritional yeast flakes.  

Dr. Mazza on Ratzinger’s Attempted Resignation: An Open Letter to Andrea Cionci

Dr. Mazza once again strikes with a dagger of documented simplicity. Published today by Marco Tosatti:

Dear friends and foes of Stilum Curiae, we receive from Dr. Edmund Mazza this open letter directed to Andrea Cionci, in response to the article found at this link. Happy reading

On May 11th, Italian journalist and blogger, Andrea Cionci, addressed an open letter to me and Ann Barnhardt publicly disagreeing with our stated position that Pope Benedict likely committed substantial error in his 2013 renunciation, thereby invalidating it according to Canon 188 (and Canon 332.2). Cionci invited us to examine his research and adopt his view. Cionci, however, did not engage any of my arguments, he merely presented his own. He argues that Benedict did not intend to renounce anything, but to create an impeded see. He further claims that Benedict is speaking in coded messages for “those who have ears to hear.”

Since St. Paul and St. Thomas both prominently teach that fraternal correction is an act of charity toward our neighbor, I hope that Mr. Cionci will accept this public reply in that spirit in which it is offered. In saying this, I do not claim to be a “know-it-all.” I could be wrong about the invalidity of Benedict’s resignation. I have always maintained that I am merely presenting an hypothesis.

That having been said, in my estimation, the evidence is insurmountable that Pope Benedict intended to renounce something. (Specialists and non-specialists alike may differ on what that something was and whether he succeeded in his endeavor in the eyes of God.)

Let us turn to the evidence, starting with his own testimony to Peter Seewald in his 2016 book, Last Testament: In His Own Words:

Seewald: You say that you sought counsel on your decision. Indeed, with your ultimate boss. How was that?

Pope Benedict: You have to lay out all your affairs before Him as clearly as possible and try not to see everything only in terms of efficiency or other criteria for resignation, but to look at it from faith. It was from precisely this perspective that I became convinced that the commission of Peter demanded concrete decisions, insights, from me, but then, when it was no longer possible for me for the foreseeable future, that the Lord no longer wanted me to do it and freed me from the burden, as it were. I could resign because calm had returned to this situation. It was not a case of retreating under pressure or feeling that things couldn’t be coped with.[1]

Or again, Benedict speaks of his resignation in the context of the curial retreat that occurred after his Declaratio was delivered:

Pope Benedict: …retreats are places of silence, of listening, of prayer. Of course it was part of the whole plan of the resignation for it to be followed by a week of silence, where everyone is able to work it out inwardly, or the bishops, cardinals and staff of the Curia at least.

Seewald: Have you ever regretted the resignation even for a minute?

Pope Benedict: No! No, no. Every day I see that it was right.

Why does Benedict repeatedly speak of resignation if that was not his intention?

Then we have his testimony from his last General Audience on February 27, 2013:

In these last months I have felt my energies declining, and I have asked God insistently in prayer to grant me his light and to help me make the right decision, not for my own good, but for the good of the Church. I have taken this step with full awareness of its gravity and even its novelty, but with profound interior serenity…

Here, allow me to go back once again to 19 April 2005. The real gravity of the decision was also due to the fact that from that moment on I was engaged always and forever by the Lord. Always – anyone who accepts the Petrine ministry no longer has any privacy. He belongs always and completely to everyone, to the whole Church…

The “always” is also a “forever” —there is no longer a return to the private. My decision to renounce the active exercise of the ministry does not revoke this. I do not return to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences, etc. I do not abandon the cross but remain in a new way with the Crucified Lord. I no longer carry the power of the [Petrine] office for the government of the Church, but in the service of prayer I remain, so to speak, in the precincts of St. Peter. Saint Benedict, whose name I bear as Pope, will be a great example to me in this. He has shown us the way to a life, which, active or passive, belongs totally to the work of God.[2]

Finally, we have Benedict’s Declaratio itself:

…in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.[3]

Benedict speaks of a physical incapacity to completely fulfill the Petrine ministry entrusted to him and then proceeds to “renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome…” He even speaks of a “conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff.”

Furthermore, in his interview with Seewald, Benedict acknowledges Francis as the new Pope!

Pope Benedict: The new Pope, though, is South American and Italian, so he represents both the intertwining of the new and old worlds and the inner unity of history.

He is definitely a Pope of reflection as well. When I read Evangelii gaudium, or even the interviews, I see that he is a thoughtful person, who grapples intellectually with the questions of our time. But at the same time he is simply someone who is very close to people, who stands with them, who is always among them.

Or in the 2021 book, Benedict: A Life:

Seewald: On March 23, 2013, the first meeting between the newly elected and the resigned Pope took place in Castel Gandolfo, an absolute novelty in history. What were your thoughts in that hour?

Pope Benedict: I knew Pope Francis from his Ad Limina visit and from various correspondence contacts that my congregation had had with him. I also knew that he tried to call me immediately after the election, before he showed himself to people from the balcony of St. Peter’s Church. So I was looking forward to meeting my successor and knowing thankfully that it would be a good meeting between brothers. Incidentally, of course, I carefully considered what I should say to him without consuming too much time. So this first encounter remains as a good light in mine memory. As you know, personal friendship with Pope Francis has not only remained, but has grown.[4]

I could cite many other examples as well, but these should suffice.

In conclusion, I appeal to you Mr. Cionci to consider how much it strains credulity to believe that Benedict did not intend to resign. It strains it unimaginably further to argue that he not only intended not to resign but is sending us cryptic messages to confirm it.

Now that Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano is calling for an investigation of Benedict’s Renunciation and Francis’ Election, the last thing we need is to lose credibility by proposing theories that open us so easily to ridicule and accusations of Gnosticism.

In Jesus and Mary,

Edmund J. Mazza, PhD

May 19, 2022

Feast of St. Celestine V, resignant pope


[1] Peter Seewald, Last Testament: In His Own Words, (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016).



[4] Peter Seewald, Benedict: A Life, (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2021)


What if I were to tell you they ran the monkeypox war game in March 2021?

h/t Fred Martinez

Launch date for monkeypox outbreak in the war game? May 15, 2022.

Oh, and it was a bio-weapon… a genetic variant engineered by terrorists in a lab.

Link to full PDF at the bottom.

Executive Summary

“In March 2021, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) partnered with the Munich Security Conference (MSC) to conduct a tabletop exercise on reducing high-consequence biological threats. Conducted virtually, the exercise examined gaps in national and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness architectures and explored opportunities to improve capabilities to prevent and respond to high-consequence biological events. Participants included 19 senior leaders and experts from across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe with decades of combined experience in public health, biotechnology industry, international security, and philanthropy.

The exercise scenario portrayed a deadly, global pandemic involving an unusual strain of monkeypox virus that emerged in the fictional nation of Brinia and spread globally over 18 months. Ultimately, the exercise scenario revealed that the initial outbreak was caused by a terrorist attack using a pathogen engineered in a laboratory with inadequate biosafety and biosecurity provisions and weak oversight. By the end of the exercise, the fictional pandemic resulted in more than three billion cases and 270 million fatalities worldwide.”