Chicken update, Maximus our St. Bernard, and Feast of St. Roch

Well, we had some tough times with our chickens. We had a total of 7 chickens and they were doing well.

7 chickens

Then one day they were free-ranging and something (we think a fox) got one of them…she was just GONE.  Now we were down to 6.

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Can You Spare 7 Minutes for Our Local Police?

Our family prays for our police every night but prayer is not enough.  St. Augustine taught that we should pray as though everything depends on God but work like it all depends on us.  We must pray for our police and, at the same time, support our local police to keep them independent of federal control.  Please take 7 minutes to watch this video, The Truth About Obama’s Push to Nationalize Police.  To view it click here. Continue reading

Some Perspective on the Upcoming Elections

Those who appreciate the liberty provided by our American system of government, always get more politically interested as a presidential election nears.  The upcoming elections are certainly important.  I urge you to read this brief article, “What Can We Learn From the RNC and DNC?”, which put the elections in perspective for me.  To read the article click here.


What’s Behind the Police Shootings?

We have previously posted about the attack on our local independent police.  In the wake of recent attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana, we should examine the causes.  To read a great explanation of the real causes behind this violence, click here.

It’s now more important than ever that we support our local independent police.  The first step is to stay informed and understand the reasons for these attacks.  Please go to  the links above and share them with others.


Happy Independence Day… But Is America Independent?

In the aftermath of Brexit, Congressman Thomas Massie (Kentucky) posted on Facebook an image of H.R. 1205.  The caption read, “Time for #amex?  I’m a cosponsor of H.R. 1205 to get the U.S. out of the UN. #brexit”.  When someone asked why it would be good to get out of the UN, Congressman Massie wrote,

In one word, Sovereignty.  As a member of the UN, we bind our citizens to decisions made by undemocratic countries, when in fact our constitution should be the supreme law.”

The Congressman is right on target.  We need to support H.R. 1205, with phone calls and emails to our Congressman.

George Washington warned, in his farewell address, that entangling alliances would rob us of our independence.  The UN creates a web of entangling alliances.  If we want future Americans to celebrate our independence, we must get out of the UN.

Solemnity of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist (and another Name Day for us!)

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And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.  ~ Luke 1:41

John the Baptist is the only saint for whom we celebrate both his birth and death. In medieval times, Midsummer’s Day festival was celebrated. After Christianity became adopted in Britain, the festival became known as St John’s day and was still celebrated as an important day in the church calendar; the birthday of St John the Baptist, cousin  to Jesus Christ and the herald of his coming. Continue reading

Update on the Con-Con Movement

You may want to review my previous posts on this issue.  They are Protect our Constitution, A Crash Course on a Constitutional Convention (in less than 7 minutes), and The Convention of States Deception.

If 34 States call for an Article V Convention, then Congress must call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments, and our Constitution will be susceptible to major changes.  There are many con-con calls proposing to solve problems for liberals and conservatives alike.  The excuse which has the most traction is the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA).  Never mind that it won’t balance the budget.  Forget that if you force Continue reading

Fortnight for Freedom

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Every year dioceses around the country plan special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. You can read more about it at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website.

The bishops have urged an intensification of penance and prayer for religious freedom in our country.  Resources are provided here to help the faithful learn more about our courageous forebears in the faith and to follow their example. The bishops recommend praying to Mary Immaculate Patroness of Our Country. You can find the prayer here.

The USCCB is also sponsoring an American tour of the relics of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher.  The relics will be coming to Philadelphia on June 25. You can see the schedule here. An excellent family night could include watching the movie A Man for All Seasons, about the martyrdom of St. Thomas More. An another good movie would be For Greater Glory, about the struggle for religious freedom in Mexico.



Feast of St. Anthony of Padua – June 13th

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Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.  ~ St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal, near the end of the 12th century. He was a Franciscan Friar and was sent to work among the Muslims of Morocco. Crowds would gather to hear his preaching and teaching. He was chosen by St. Francis to teach theology to the friars and he later converted many heretics from the Albigensian heresy.   Continue reading

Feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary


Yesterday was the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and revealed to her how He desired souls to foster devotion to His Sacred Heart:

My Divine Heart is so passionately in love with men that it can no longer contain within Itself the flames of its ardent charity.  It must pour them out by thy means, and manifest itself to them to enrich them with its precious treasures, which contain all the graces of which they need to be saved from perdition.  I have chosen you as an abyss of unworthiness and ignorance to accomplish so great a design, so that all may be done by Me.

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