Feast of St. Andrew – November 30

St. Andrew Christmas novena starts today!


Happy Advent!


Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  Advent is derived from the Latin word advenio, ‘to come to’ and refers to the coming of Christ. During this time we are joyfully preparing for the coming of Christ.  There are three ‘comings’ we are preparing for. First, our celebration of Christ’s birth on Christmas day,  second, to the coming of Christ in our lives through grace and the Sacrament of Holy Communion and third, to His second coming at the end of time. There are many ways and resources out there to help us prepare.

There are some things our family does every year to celebrate Advent—the Advent wreath, chocolate Advent calendars, Nativity scenes, the Jesse tree, an Advent chain, and, yes, the dreaded Elf on the Shelf. You can read all about these activities on my blog post from last year here.

This year our elf, Charlie, brought a friend with him. I thought it was cute since our new pup is a Saint Bernard!


And there are a few new things for this year:

I bought a new book for the kids this year, Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for Advent. Continue reading

Should the UN have Global Taxing Power? Let’s Amexit Instead.

The UN wants the power to tax everyone on earth and punish those who “evade taxes”.  In a recent article in The New American Magazine,  Alex Newman reports, “The most recent globalist demand for greater UN powers over taxation came from UN “human rights expert” Alfred de Zayas (shown above), a Cuban-born “international lawyer,” who demanded “an international Tax Body to fight tax evasion and corruption, phase-out tax havens, stop competition among tax jurisdictions and abolish secrecy.”

Newman also reports, “Even while pushing for a global taxation regime, the UN is also at the forefront of the effort to abolish cash in favor of a “cashless society” — a dangerous scheme that would end privacy by allowing governments to track and monitor every single transaction. At the same time, the UN’s many tentacles, more than a few of which are led by agents of the mass-murdering Communist Chinese dictatorship, are pushing proposals for direct global taxation and even a global fiat currency.”

Mr. Newman offers this wise advice, “Rather than fight back against every new totalitarian scheme dreamed up by the UN and the globalist establishment behind it, Americans should push for a complete U.S. government withdrawal from the UN — an Amexit. The American Sovereignty Restoration Act would do exactly that. With Trump declaring on the campaign trail that the UN was not a friend to the United States or to freedom, and with the UN making more ludicrous and autocratic demands by the day, the time has never been better for Americans to demand a permanent end to U.S. participation in the dictators club.”

Click here to sign a petition in support of HR 1205 The American Sovereignty Restoration Act.

Resent posts on this topic:  Petition Congress to support the American Sovereignty            Restoration Act

How Can We Stop UN “Peacekeeper abuses?  Stop Funding the UN



Is the TPP Dead?

Many feel that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is doomed, since President-elect Trump is against it.  While it appears obvious that the TPP is dead, it would be prudent to recall that NAFTA appeared dead in the few weeks and months before it was passed by Congress.  Those who opposed NAFTA will recall that, Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich fought tooth and nail to get the votes to pass NAFTA even as it appeared to be dead.  To refresh your mind about how NAFTA passed read this article by Washington Post reporter Kenneth J. Cooper.

If we are not careful, we will be reading similar stories about the TPP.  Mr. Obama is committed to the TPP.  He is as determined to pass it as Bill Clinton was to pass NAFTA, 23 years ago.  The lame-duck session is a perfect time for Obama and company to make deals with politicians, many of whom will not be accountable to the voters, to pass the TPP.

Before we declare the TPP dead, let’s contact Congress every week until the lame-duck session is over.  A quick and easy way to do that is to click here.  Once you’re done send the link to as many people as possible.  Ask them to use the link to contact Congress in opposition to the TPP, every week until the lame-duck session is over.

Once Mr. Trump takes office, if he is true to his word, then the TPP will be dead and we can worry about getting rid of NAFTA.

More information:  Full Text of the TPP Now Available only 5,554 Pages

 TPP, TTIP, and TiSA… What Would Washington Say?

 The TPP must be opposed




The Only Veteran in the Recent Presidential Election was Practically Unknown

Darrell Castle is a former U.S. Marine and undoubtedly the best candidate for president in the recent election.  You say you never heard of him?  That makes sense.  The establishment-controlled media didn’t mention him.  I suggest you learn about him and decide for yourself if he would have been a good president.  Click here to read an interview with Darrell Castle, in The New American Magazine.

I urge you to click here for a look at Castle’s Campaign Platform.

Now ask yourself why you never heard of a presidential candidate who is a pro-life ex-marine and believes in God and the U.S. Constitution.

We need to find better sources of information.  We also need to insist that our Political Party of choice gives us the best candidates possible.

Prayers for the election!


Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord:  the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance.  ~Psalm 33:12

Today is election day! Tough times call for tough measures! Prayer is needed! I was looking for some quick, powerful intercessions and came up with the following:

Infant of Prague (Nine Hour) novena – this ‘crash’ novena is said at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours during just one day. So, if you start now you will finish before the polls close!

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta novena – this ‘express’ novena is easy – simply recite the Memorare 9 times.

Prayer to Mary, the Immaculate Conception Patroness of the United States.

By Your Holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, Deliver Us From Evil.  ~ Our Lady of America




NYPD Police Chief Says Evidence of Clinton Crimes is Truly “Alarming”

According to a recent article in The New American magazine, the NYPD chief of police has seen evidence, on ex-congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop computer, that could “put Hillary and her crew away for life”.  The list of crimes alluded to includes:

• Money laundering

• Child exploitation

• Sex crimes with minors (children)

• Perjury

• Pay to play through Clinton Foundation

• Obstruction of justice

• Other felony crimes

The national news media will not bring the truth to light.  FBI Director James Comey and the Justice Department are in no hurry to share this information publicly.  You can click here to read the truth in The New American magazine.

This certainly seems to be an issue that should be resolved before the election.  I guess the media, FBI, and Justice Department don’t see it that way.

How Can We Stop UN “Peacekeeper” Abuses? Stop funding the UN.

If I heard right now that a U.N. peacekeeping mission was going to North Chattanooga today, which is where my wife is, I would be on the first plane out of here to go home and protect her,” said Corker. “I am disgusted by the actions of U.N. peacekeepers that American taxpayers are paying for, and I hope that somehow we’ll figure out a way to reel this in.”  (Senator Bob Corker)

“At a hearing to examine the United Nations’ response to sexual abuse among peacekeeping forces, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed disgust over continued reports of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by peacekeepers and the failure of the United Nations to provide accountability. He suggested the U.S. should consider withholding peacekeeping funds or other forms of assistance when troop-contributing countries fail to punish those responsible for misconduct.”  (April 13, 2016 – Bob Corker’s Facebook)

I urge you to read this article from The New American Magazine titled,

Congress Threatens Funding for Child-raping UN “Peace” Troops

The article reports:

“The Senate hearing this week focused primarily on abuses perpetrated by international troops in the Central African Republic. The New American and other sources have been reporting on new cases of rape and exploitation by “peace” troops that have been surfacing at an astounding pace. When a whistle-blower handed documents about the horrors to French prosecutors, including the rape of children under 10 years old, the UN went ballistic — but not how you might think.

Instead of cracking down on the heavily armed perverts and predators wearing the UN’s infamous “blue helmets,” it launched an “investigation” of the brave official who exposed it, Anders Kompass, and even had him escorted from his office under armed guard. Leaked e-mails later exposed top UN officials conspiring at a secret meeting in Turin, Italy, to silence and destroy the whistle-blower. Since then, dozens more cases of “peacekeeper” rape and sexual abuse of women and children have surfaced, and nobody appears to have been held accountable.

At another recent congressional hearing on UN abuses, U.S. lawmakers told The New American that the UN’s persecution of whistle-blowers in that case and others was unacceptable and would be dealt with, potentially by withholding funding from the UN if necessary.”

The answer is simple.  Since the U.S. taxpayers fund about thirty percent of UN “peacekeeping”, Congress can stop much of the abuse by passing HR 1205 The American Sovereignty Restoration Act.  This would get us out of the UN.  Soon the UN would die just as the League of Nations did without U.S. support.

Please click here to sign the petition in support of HR 1205 The American Sovereignty Restoration Act.

Click here to see a recent blog post on this topic.

Click here for more information on the UN.