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“For where I found truth, there found I my God, who is truth itself.”

St. Augustine, Confessions

Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, Pray for Us

Catholic Vote

Dear Editor: I have a response to Maria Mastromarino (Letters to the Editor, Oct. 29: Catholics should not be single-issue voters).  Our issues are the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church. Here are some guidelines for how I think Catholics should vote.  Ask yourself the following questions:  New York has an opportunity this yearContinue reading “Catholic Vote”

The Left Quotes Scripture

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Quoting Sacred Scripture to try to support abortion, the latest tactic by the left, is almost as laughable as VP Harris declaring “the border is secure” while watching hundreds of illegalContinue reading “The Left Quotes Scripture”

Feeling Lost? Try God

I think it was The Muppet Movie where some character told Kermit he felt lost and Kermit asked, “Have you tried Hare Krishna?” Lots of people feel lost today and many more are lost but don’t realize it. Our world has rejected God causing anxiety and discomfort across all levels of society.  In a recentContinue reading “Feeling Lost? Try God”

Be Not Afraid

Published on the Patriot Post July 1, 2022. Below is the unedited version. “We need to tell our story of salvation in a new way. With charity and confidence, without fear.” Archbishop Gomez of LA, Address, Madrid Spain, November 4, 2021 “The liberty of love, therefore, is not license. Freedom implies not just a mereContinue reading “Be Not Afraid”


Darkness, evil. Evil darkness. Shame. Emptiness, revelation, truth. Hope. Repentance, atonement, changing heart. Mercy. Bright light, circle of light. Eternal glory.

Jesus and the Cross

At the beginning of Holy Week and in anticipation of Easter I was reflecting on our Lord’s passion, suffering and death on the cross. I began to think about those non-Catholic Christians and wondered what they did in preparation and how they reflected on the events leading up to Our Lord’s glorious resurrection on EasterContinue reading “Jesus and the Cross”


What is truth?” Pontius Pilate (Jn 18:38) “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.” George Orwell People today have a hard time with the truth. The news media lie to us, our politicians lie to us, even our Church leaders lie to us; all in an effort to exertContinue reading “TRUTH”

All Hail the State Church

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging freedom of speech, ….” Constitution of the United States, Amendment 1 While not explicitly establishing a state religion by law, the progressives in power have, nonetheless established, by a combination of executive orders, mandates, school board andContinue reading “All Hail the State Church”

On Weigel’s “Liquid Catholicism and the German Synodal Way”

George Weigel is right in describing the German Synodal Way as “liquid Catholicism” and a form of liberal Protestantism. In an earlier article in The Tablet, he noted that the rest of the bishops around the world needed to take the matter in hand and correct their brothers in Germany. (March 10, 2021) They didn’tContinue reading “On Weigel’s “Liquid Catholicism and the German Synodal Way””

Some Thoughts on the USCCB Document  “Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church,” November 2021

In November, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops published their “teaching document” on the Eucharist after years of Catholic faithful pleading for more clarity on the Eucharist and worthiness to receive it and for how to teach and deal with wayward politicians. Here are some of my thoughts. Well, it’s out. The US Conference ofContinue reading “Some Thoughts on the USCCB Document  “Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church,” November 2021”

In Hoc Anno Domini, by Vermont Royster

Originally posted on Justplainbill's Weblog:
In Hoc Anno Domini by: Vermont Royster When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus the whole of the known world lay in bondage. There was one state, and it was Rome. There was one master for it all, and he was Tiberius Caesar. Everywhere there…

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Mary, the Mother of Jesus “Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, ‘Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does it happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?’” (Lk 1:41-43, emphasis added) During this timeContinue reading “Mary, the Mother of Jesus”

Catholic Progressives and the Culture War, by George Weigel

Originally posted on Justplainbill's Weblog:
Catholic Progressives And the Culture War November 19, 2021By?George Weigel Among those in the ultramundane pantheon of communist mega-monsters, Lev Davidovich Bronstein (better known by his Bolshevik nom de guerre, Leon Trotsky) is a more interesting human personality than Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili (Joseph Stalin or, in the Roosevelt-Churchill…

 Prayers after Mass

The following prayers, which I referred to in my recent post “Pray,” were ordered by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII to be recited kneeling after mass. They were said after mass when I was young (pre-Vatican II). Prayers to be said: Hail Mary (3 times) Hail Holy Queen Let us Pray:  O God, our refugeContinue reading  Prayers after Mass


“Pray at all times in the spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” Eph 6:18“Rejoice always, pray constantly.” 1Thes 5:17 “There is but one good, and that is God.  Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him. And the higher and mightier it is in the natural order,Continue reading “PRAY”

“Thou movest us to delight in praising Thee, for Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.”

St. Augustine, “Confessions”

Tom Klocek

Actual Catholic who rediscovered the Church in the ’80s and since has grown to love and appreciate all the Church has to offer. Conversion is continuous and I’m still learning.

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