Archive for February 24, 2022

I am absolutely outraged by Trudeau’s despicable crackdown on the peaceful freedom trucker’s protest.  What I saw unfold reminded me quite forcefully of incidents that are far too common is totalitarian regimes.  That sort of nonsense has become all too common place the past two years. 

Far too many national leaders have demonstrated similar totalitarian tendencies.  Hundreds of millions have had their most basic rights stripped away in the name of fighting a virus with a greater than 99.7 percent survival rate.  Power hungry politicians have seized on this pandemic as the perfect opportunity to amass total control over their populations.

Trudeau’s seizure of the bank accounts of anyone associated with the freedom convoy, the mass arrest of peaceful protestors, and the trampling of peaceful protesters by police horses is most shocking to us here in the United States because Canada appears to be a country very much like the United States.

As similar as Canada appears to be to the United States, it is lacking one key ingredient, our Constitution, with its Bill of Rights.  Canada’s Constitution is only a shabby copy with a very week Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  It is week because it can be so easily tossed aside by a sniveling coward of a Prime Minister who is faced with a peaceful mass protest.

Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms normally does offer some protection for the freedom of speech and the right to peacefully protest.  It is similar to our Bill of Rights.  However, our Bill of Rights cannot ever be set aside, even during an emergency.  A lot of politicians here would be shocked to learn that fundamental truth.  Our Bill of Rights is the very foundation of our Constitutional Republic. 

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is not held in such high regard in Canada.  The majority of Canadians have no trouble with Trudeau’s despicable actions.  In the US only a majority of Democrats are cheering him along

Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms is missing one absolutely crucial right, the right to bear arms.  If Canada had a Second Amendment, Trudeau would not have been able to crush the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa.  Thanks to the Second Amendment it is impossible for an American president to crush a similar protest here.  Our Second Amendment makes it impossible for politicians to strip away our most fundamental rights,  That is why democrats have been trying to do away with the Second Amendment for decades.

With the panic they have caused over this pandemic, Democrat politicians have been far too successful at manipulating the people of their party into surrendering their most important rights.  Recent polls have shown that independents, and even some of the ordinary members of the Democrat party are getting tired of  Covid restrictions.  That is why the restrictions are being lifted in Democrat controlled States ahead of the Midterms.

It the Democrats here still honored the Bill of Rights, and far more Democrats embraced the Second Amendment, none of the restrictions imposed by Democrats would have been possible

A Sign of Hope From Rome

Posted: February 24, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized

Fr. Z links to this from Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

On Friday, February 4, 2022, two members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Fr. Benoît Paul-Joseph, Superior of the District of France, and Fr. Vincent Ribeton, Rector of St. Peter’s Seminary in Wigratzbad, were received in private audience by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, for nearly an hour.

During the very cordial meeting, they recalled the origins of the Fraternity in 1988, the Pope expressed that he was very impressed by the approach taken by its founders, their desire to remain faithful to the Roman Pontiff and their trust in the Church. He said that this gesture should be “preserved, protected and encouraged”.

In the course of the audience, the Pope made it clear that institutes such as the Fraternity of St. Peter are not affected by the general provisions of the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes, since the use of the ancient liturgical books was at the origin of their existence and is provided for in their constitutions.

The Holy Father subsequently sent a decree signed by him and dated February 11, the day the Fraternity was solemnly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, confirming for the members of the Fraternity the right to use the liturgical books in force in 1962, namely: the Missal, the Ritual, the Pontifical and the Roman Breviary.

Here is the official decree of the Pope concerning this:

The Holy Father Francis, grants to each and every member of the Society of Apostolic Life “Fraternity of Saint Peter”, founded on July 18, 1988 and declared of “Pontifical Right” by the Holy See, the faculty to celebrate the sacrifice of the Mass, and to carry out the sacraments and other sacred rites, as well as to fulfill the Divine Office, according to the typical editions of the liturgical books, namely the Missal, the Ritual, the Pontifical and the Roman Breviary, in force in the year 1962.

They may use this faculty in their own churches or oratories; otherwise it may only be used with the consent of the Ordinary of the place, except for the celebration of private Masses.

Without prejudice to what has been said above, the Holy Father suggests that, as far as possible, the provisions of the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes be taken into account as well.

Given in Rome, near St. Peter’s, on February 11, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, in the year 2022, the ninth year of my Pontificate.


For some reason this has gotten almost no press. Unexpectedly of course.

I expect great things from the Fraternity of Saint Peter, so pray for them because that means that the enemy will do all it can to target them.