Archive for August 22, 2022

The NFL has made a bit of a deal about their managing to get the suspension of Deshawn Watson up to 11 games from 6.

Of course their faux outrage is amusing given that they could have imposed a harsher penalty right at the start but they had no interest in it.

It’s all rather amusing, the reality is they want Watson to play games because there’s money in it and they don’t want a lot of debate or trouble with the players union, and given the owners records in this regard the idea that this is anything more than just a big theatrical production is a joke.

The continuing violence against churches and pregnancy centers and the continual apathy of leftists in authority concerning said violence keeps taking us closer to the advent of actual violence in return.

Of course once that happens the left and the media will have no problem at call condemning it.

That the public has been so willing to go along with all of this has been one of the biggest cultural changes in my lifetime.

Yesterday I noted that some feminists are figuring out they’ve been sold a bill of goods, In researching for that piece I spotted this from Stacy McCain’s site that expands on the subject:

What we are witnessing in the 21st century are the late-stage effects of cultural decadence, where children raised in chaotic environments — with divorced or never-married parents, no religious influence, surrounded by drug abuse and other social pathologies — grow up to become dysfunctional adults who exercise toxic influence in the lives of others. Institutional commitments to “inclusion” and “diversity” make it difficult to avoid these dysfunctional people, and we are forced to tolerate deviant behavior in our midst. Whether it’s riots on university campuses, drug addicts encamped on the streets or deranged lunatics threatening violence against us, citizens are expected to adapt to the increasing prevalence of antisocial behaviors, which become normalized.

Stacy wrote that four years ago and it’s only gotten worse. Of course as the left has now turned to spaying and neutering their own kids the gap between the birth rates of believing religious and ardent feminist leftist will continue to increase to the point where stealing election will be considered a necessity for them to retain any power outside the bluest of blue zones.

Unexpectedly of course.

The only thing sadder then the fact that Dr. Fauci will retire without any consequences for the havoc that he has wrought on this nation and perhaps the world is the fact that he may in fact believe that he has no done so.

If you had to find someone who could be the model of Sir Humphrey Appleby in the US Fauci is it.

I’d close this section with a vulgarity but as I noted a few days ago Fauci is only one good confession away from being right with God.

Finally speaking of getting right with God my church St. Bernard’s Parish at St. Camillus Church is looking for adorers who wish to spend an hour with the Blessed Sacrament.

We used to have a 24/7 Adoration chapel but COVID did away with that. For now we are looking at Mondays 8:30-7 and Tuesdays 8:30-4 in the main church but come Advent we hope to have the Chapel open one day a week from about 9 AM to 7 PM.

If you live in the Fitchburg/Leominster area and have an interest let me know via comments.

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – It was my intention to post last Monday from the Fete Dieu du Teche but I have to say, I got all caught up in that event that I just wasn’t able to.

I’ve posted before about this annual Eucharist procession down Bayou Teche each year on August 15, on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. In Cajun Country it also coincides with the 257th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians in south Louisiana. This all-day event begins in Leonville with a Mass in French by the Bishop and ends in the early evening in St. Martinville with some six or seven stops in between where the boats stop, and the procession comes ashore to say the Rosary in each town.

It is just incredibly moving to me to see the entire community in prayer and reverence like this and I love hearing the ceremony in French.

I am not a real believer in coincidences. My husband and I are not Catholic but are Episcopal. They are fairly close; close enough where we can follow the services. On Saturday, two days before the Fete event, we were shopping in an antique store and found “finger rosaries.” We’d never seen one but thought they were very pretty so we each picked out one. We have Anglican rosaries, and I figured I could sort of use this in the same, or similar, way. The one my husband picked had a “Miraculous Medal” of Mary on it. Neither one of us had ever heard of this medal so when we got back to the house Steve did a little research on it.

At the Fete Dieu du Teche, as we were walking down to the bayou bank for the procession, Steve saw a lady in a van trying to park. She was with Radio Maria, and she was having trouble wedging into a parking place, so Steve helped her. After the ceremony, she sought him out to thank him, and she said, “Oh wait! I want to give you something!”

She handed him an American flag with a Miraculous Medal of Mary dangling from it and a card that said it had been blessed.

Kindness begets kindness.

I have so much love and respect for the Cajun culture and not to oversimplify things, but their love of Church, family, and community is incredibly admirable.

Living in three hours away from the area is just too far for me and I can’t wait until we can relocate there. I’m not Cajun by blood, but I had someone down there tell me, “but you are by heart!” I’ll take that incredible honor and I’ll mark my calendar for August 15 next year!