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You Have a Moral Duty To Vote Trump and Defeat Hillary Clinton

With the election looming only three short weeks away, we are hearing more and more Catholics and conservatives talking about something that seems rather absurd; voting for a third party candidate.

Photo taken by Gage Skidmore

Photo taken by Gage Skidmore

Why would I call this idea absurd? Simply put, we have Hillary Clinton, the most radical, pro-abortion candidate to ever run for President in this country as the front-runner of this race, according to polls released thus far.

Hillary Clinton has an excellent chance of winning this election, whether through honesty or rigged elections. The only other candidate who has an excellent chance of winning this election is Donald Trump, a man who has proposed giving us pro-life Supreme Court justices, willing to defend the 2nd Amendment, and many other pro-family values. He has also written a sincere letter to Catholics discussing the importance Catholics have had in building this country and how he will fight for our religious freedom.

No matter what your argument may be in Donald Trump not being “the best man for the job” there is a near zero chance of a third party candidate winning this election. Unless you can convince 60 million people to vote for said candidate in the next 20 days, you are throwing your vote away and allowing Hillary to walk away with this election.

In the third Presidential debate, Hillary admitted that she would put justices on the court that will make abortion legal for all nine months, up until the day the baby is ready to be born. If you are pro-life in the slightest, the very thought of this should leave you appalled, and this should send shivers down your spine. Babies who are ready to be born will die under this woman.

abort baby

But what I have discovered is that it almost appears to me that the Catholic “pro-life” Church in America might want Hillary to win. I have seen numerous Bishops (Archbishop Chaput for example), come out against both candidates, treating Donald Trump as bad, if not worse, than the most radically pro-abortion candidate in the history of this country, a woman who admires Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.

In 2008, we were told that we couldn’t vote for Obama, but we had to vote for McCain.

In 2012, we were told that we couldn’t vote for Obama, but we had to vote for Romney.

Both of these men were known as soft Republicans who had no interest in running a pro-life platform, except for those pesky six months before the election. Romney ran all of his previous election campaigns for various offices under a pro-choice position. “Well, he is from Massachusetts, but he was pro-life.” McCain was another soft Republican who never did much for the pro-life platform. But with both of these candidates, we were told that we had to stop Obama because of his staunch pro-abortion stance.

Apparently, that isn’t the case anymore now that Hillary is the nominee.

In 2016 we are told to vote our conscience even though Trump has done far more than either McCain or Romney ever had with pro-lifers or Catholics. Trump has given us a list of 20 Supreme Court justices who will uphold the Constitution, and overturn Roe V. Wade when given a chance. But apparently, when push comes to shove, it’s easier to claim to be pro-life when it makes one look like a good Catholic than to actually put those principles into practice.

Catholics and every single person on this planet have a moral duty to stop evil. But all I see Catholics doing is getting up on their high horses, puffing out their chests, and pretending that they are so high and mighty by ignoring Trump and allowing Hillary to walk away with this election, all because they voted their “conscience.”

As Pope St. John Paul II says in Christifideles Laici:

Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights-for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture-is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination.

The USCCB, in their document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship write:

Sometimes morally flawed laws already exist. In this situation, the process of framing legislation to protect life is subject to prudential judgment and “the art of the possible.” At times this process may restore justice only partially or gradually. For example, St. John Paul II taught that when a government official who fully opposes abortion cannot succeed in completely overturning a pro-abortion law, he or she may work to improve protection for unborn human life, “limiting the harm done by such a law” and lessening its negative impact as much as possible (Evangelium Vitae, no. 73). Such incremental improvements in the law are acceptable as steps toward the full restoration of justice. However, Catholics must never abandon the moral requirement to seek full protection for all human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

Pope Pius XII, in his March 16, 1946, letter to the Pastors and Lenten Preachers of Rome, wrote:

The exercise of the right to vote is an act of grave responsibility, at least when there is the question involved of electing those whose office it will be to give the country its constitutions and its laws, particularly those which effect, for example, the sanctification of feast days, marriage, family life and school, the various phases of social life. It therefore falls to the Church to explain to the faithful their moral duties which derive from their right to vote.

Again, two years later, Pope Pius XII strictly commands:

It is your right and duty to draw the attention of the faithful to the extraordinary importance of the coming elections and to the moral responsibility which follows from it for those who have the right to vote. In the present circumstances it is strictly obligatory for whoever has the right, man or woman, to take part in the elections. He who abstains, particularly through indolence or cowardice, commits thereby a grave sin, a mortal offense.

Photo by Roaming Catholics

Photo by Roaming Catholics

Anybody who decides not to vote, or votes for a third party candidate (their “conscience”) commits a mortal sin. Thus it is important that you form your conscience properly, and use it to stop evil.

Every single vote matters in this election and for Catholics who want to continue down the pro-life, pro-religious liberty, anti-contraceptives in health care, pro-traditional marriage path, I don’t see them rallying around Trump, the man who is going to stop Hillary. Hillary has promised that she will throw Catholics under the bus.

I urge you, to take what could very well be your last stand against evil. Protect innocent life. Cast your vote for Donald Trump.

Or you can stand on your pedestal and vote your conscience. We’ll both be in the gulags if Hillary wins.

Catholic gulag

Jeff October 20, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Despite What You’ve Heard Jesus Never Permitted Divorce

It is a common misconception that Jesus permitted divorce in certain circumstances, those circumstances being unfaithfulness or spousal abuse. However, this is simply not at all what Our Lord taught.

Matrimony, The Seven Sacraments, Rogier van der Weyden, c. 1445

Matrimony, The Seven Sacraments, Rogier van der Weyden, c. 1445

When it comes to Bible translations, it is important that we use accurate translations, especially with a Catholic Bible. You can not trust that a Protestant Bible will be accurate, as it has been demonstrated that they deliberately mistranslate it so they can validate their Protestantism.

Looking at Douay-Rheims, the official Catholic translation, we read the following:

And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, Made them male and female? And he said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away? He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery. His disciples say unto him: If the case of a man with his wife be so, it is not expedient to marry. – Matthew 19:3-10

Additionally in the Gospel of Mark we read:

And the Pharisees coming to him asked him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. But he answering, saith to them: What did Moses command you? Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away. To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you that precept. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife. And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house again his disciples asked him concerning the same thing. And he saith to them: Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if the wife shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. – Mark 10:2-12

In both Gospels, we read that Jesus never permitted divorce and further condemns remarriage. In the case of adultery, Jesus allows for the adulterous spouse to be put away, but He does not allow for them to find another spouse. Once the wedding has occurred, and husband and wife have consummated their marriage, they are no longer two, but one, and can only be separated by death.

Many within the Church are encouraging those who have divorced and have remarried to step forward to receive the Holy Eucharist. However, as we see from the mouth of Our Lord that this is not His Holy Will, but the will of the enemy. It is not a matter of disciplinary teaching, but doctrine, a doctrine that can not change.

It is not unloving to point out Our Lord’s teachings, as He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Keep true to Christ’s teachings and His Church, even if her members do not.

Jeff October 19, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Martin Luther Welcomed at the Vatican By Pope Francis

For those who argue the orthodoxy of Pope Francis, it is time to admit that he doesn’t have an orthodox bone in his body.

This past Friday, October 13, the 99th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Pope Francis prepared for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and Luther’s depart from Catholic teaching.

How did Pope Francis prepare you might ask? By looking into the errors of Protestantism to welcome them back into the fold? By expressing his sincere desire to have Protestants rejoin the Catholic Church and unifying all Christians? No, not quite.

Rather, he welcomed them with open arms and received the beautiful gift of a red statue of Martin Luther himself!

Pope Francis and Luther

Additionally, he was presented with a jumbo leather bound copy of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses.

Copyright L'osservatore Romano

Copyright L’osservatore Romano

But, you know, he was actually not happy with receiving this gift because it was practically like having the reformation all over or some lame excuse that his apologists will use.

Seriously, is there any question anymore that Pope Francis is actively trying to undermine and destroy the Catholic faith? The Vicar of Christ is engaging in Protestantism as if it was another acceptable alternative to Catholicism. There is no defense that you can give this man that explains away his actions.

Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church and died a heretic. While there is a very minute chance that he isn’t in Hell, the odds are very much in favor of him being there. Martin Luther was a pervert who taught a doctrine contrary to the law of Jesus Christ, despite how much Luther argued to the contrary.

Martin Luther is the reason why there are so many different branches of Christianity when at the time of his revolt there were only the Holy Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox.

To put it bluntly, if Pope Francis looks to Martin Luther as misunderstood, or a good theologian or what have you, then it explains so much as to why he does the things he does.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll reiterate it again. Pope Francis is a heretic. He proves it over, and over, and over again. It is tantamount that we pray for his conversion, lest he ends up in a place that none of us would like to be.

And is there not a single Catholic bishop or Cardinal that is going to call him out on his error or are we just going to have to sit around and watch him continue to pervert the faith until he draws his last breath?

Jeff October 18, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

What You Need To Know About Priestly Celibacy

As is pretty typical when it comes to certain topics circulating within Catholic media, I am late to the party, again.

latin mass

A couple of weeks ago,  Pope Francis began investigating whether to allow married men to become priests within the Roman Rite. Yes, I know, the Eastern Rites allow for their priests to be married, but we are discussing the matter of whether the Roman Rite should allow this or not.

There is an excellent homily given by a priest that can be listened to on YouTube, courtesy of Sensus Fidelium. You can play it below:

I want to emphasize a warning given by St. Bridget of Sweden that is quoted within this talk.

“But now I shall tell you God’s will in this matter……

Know this too: that if some pope concedes to priests a license to contract carnal marriage, God will condemn him to a sentence as great, in a spiritual way, as that which the law justly inflicts in a corporeal way on a man who has transgressed so gravely that he must have his eyes gouged out, his tongue and lips, nose and ears cut off, his hands and feet amputated, all his body’s blood spilled out to grow completely cold, and finally, his whole bloodless corpse cast out to be devoured by dogs and other wild beasts. Similar things would truly happen in a spiritual way to that pope who were to go against the aforementioned preordinance and will of God and concede to priests such a license to contract marriage.


For that same pope would be totally deprived by God of his spiritual sight and hearing, and of his spiritual words and deeds. All his spiritual wisdom would grow completely cold; and finally, after his death, his soul would be cast out to be tortured eternally in hell so that there it might become the food of demons everlastingly and without end. Yes, even if Saint Gregory the Pope had made this statute, in the aforesaid sentence he would never have obtained mercy from God if he had not humbly revoked his statute before his death.”

Allowing married men to become priests, or allowing priests to get married will not aid in eliminating the priest shortage. It will not reduce the abuse scandals either.

What will reduce the sexual abuse is when the Catholic Church kicks out all men who exhibit homosexual behavior from the seminary and the priesthood. Additionally, when the modern Catholic church stops being so effeminate and returns to its masculine roots, then you will see more men who are willing to sacrifice having a family of their own and are willing to lay their lives down for Christ and His Church.


Jeff October 13, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Your Guardian Angel Is Waiting For You

From the moment God created the Angels, He assigned one to each and every person that would ever exist. That Angel is responsible only for that person and no one else.

Guardian Angels

Your Guardian Angel is your own, and you are your Guardian Angel’s responsibility. Our Guardian Angel protects us from the evils present in this world, but only if we allow them, for they will never impose their will upon us. This is why we must call upon our Guardian Angel’s intercession every single day.

Due to our fallen nature, we likely forget about our Guardian Angel. Our Guardian Angel desperately wants to help and intercede for us, and when we forget about them, we deprive them of that ability which they were created to do.

Call upon your Guardian Angel and allow them to protect you. Pray to the Guardian Angels of your family and friends.

Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God’s love, commits me here
Ever this day, be at my side
To light and guard, to rule and guide.

Jeff October 12, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

Some Minor Housekeeping

This past month has been very busy, in fact, this entire year has been much busier than last. And for that, I haven’t had as much time to write as I would like. I’m hoping that starting from this time forward that will change.

Synod of the Family

About a year ago, I committed to publishing articles three times a week. For a couple of months, I was mostly successful in this endeavor, but to be honest, it was easy to write with the Synod on the Family going on around the same time, and numerous scandals breaking on a regular basis. Eventually, I burned out and never got back into publishing on a regular basis. Additionally, my wife and I had a new baby girl in the early Spring and had had our hands full.

However, I want to write more, in fact, I think about articles to write all the time, but time is limited.

My current plan is to post full-fledged articles on Tuesdays and Thursdays going forward. Additionally, I will also share thoughts other days. These posts will be much smaller and hopefully, inspire all of you to live a holier Catholic life.

For those of you who visit this blog, I thank you for your commitment even with all of my sporadic posting. I do hope that I can keep up with the writing and not fizzle out.

Remember to live a holy life, pray the Rosary daily, and frequent the Sacraments. Live a life pleasing to God so that you may spend eternity with Him in Heaven.

Jeff October 11, 2016 3 Comments Permalink

Is Mother Teresa Worthy of Canonization?

I’m fully prepared for the onslaught of comments that I am going to receive for this post. “Oh, wow! You don’t think Mother Teresa is a Saint! Well why don’t you help the poor like she did for your entire life and then you can talk!” or “But she did so much good! Are you better than Mother Teresa” or even “Wow look at the Pharisee!” comments. The fun thing is I won’t approve anybody who leaves a comment like that because I’ve heard it all already. As it is my blog, I am free to talk about things that I want to discuss.

Pope St. John Paul II and Blessed Mother Theresa

Here’s where my line of thinking is when it comes to Mother Teresa.

Is she in Heaven? Yes. She received last rites before she died and the Church has made the pronouncement that she is a Saint, so yes, she is obviously in Heaven.

Is she worthy of veneration as a saint? I don’t think so and here’s why.

Her corporal works of mercy in helping the poor is to be lauded as an exemplary example of how all Catholics should strive in their love for neighbor and in assisting them when they are at their lowest. What is lacking from what I have gathered is her apparent disregard for the spiritual works of mercy, that is admonishing the sinner and preaching the Gospel, that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that we must accept Him if we are to have eternal life.

There are many quotes attributed to Mother Teresa in which she says:

I’ve always said that we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslime become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic.

While this statement may appear to be in line with modern Catholic thought thanks to the Second Vatican Council, it is condemned by the Church as given by Pope Pius IX:

15. Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true. — Allocution “Maxima quidem,” June 9, 1862; Damnatio “Multiplices inter,” June 10, 1851.

16. Man may, in the observance of any religion whatever, find the way of eternal salvation, and arrive at eternal salvation. — Encyclical “Qui pluribus,” Nov. 9, 1846.

17. Good hope at least is to be entertained of the eternal salvation of all those who are not at all in the true Church of Christ. — Encyclical “Quanto conficiamur,” Aug. 10, 1863, etc.

The only way we as Catholics can help a Hindu become a better Hindu is by having him renounce his faith and become Catholic, as Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father, but through me.”

This quote isn’t the only disturbing statement from Mother Teresa. Other quotes that raise concern:

Some call Him Ishwar, some call Him Allah, some simply God, but we have to acknowledge that it is He who made us for greater things: to love and be loved. What matters is that we love. We cannot love without prayer, and so whatever religion we are, we must pray together.

Of course I convert. I convert you to be a better Hindu or a better Muslim or a better Protestant. Once you’ve found God, it’s up to you to decide how to worship him.

You could replace Jesus by God if you are not a Christian.

These are, but a handful of quotes and Marian Horvat has two great articles here and here which go into more depth.

One thing that surprises me during this entire discussion on Mother Teresa is how quickly many are willing to ignore these theological errors because they like her. To me, it’s dishonest to be upset with the many heretics who are currently derailing the Church with their false beliefs when Mother Teresa subscribed to many of these beliefs. You can’t be upset with Pope Francis for his religious indifference but be completely fine with Mother Teresa’s.

I have also heard that she baptized 20,000 people in one of her houses, but from details I have heard, she or one of the other sisters in the house would put a wet cloth on the forehead of the person and silently say the words of baptism. It is debatable if this counts as a valid baptism as 1. the individual must have full consent and give his verbal approval, 2. the baptism must be done via pouring of water over the head or submersion, and 3. the words of baptism must be audible.

At the end of the day, Mother Teresa is in Heaven, thanks to the sacraments, her faith, Our Lord’s mercy, and her willingness to repent of all of her sins on her death bed. A well provided for death is something to be truly happy about. But we should look for Saints who model the virtues throughout their entire life, or at least amended their ways as they progressed through it. Many saints did not live holy lives in their younger days, but repented of their evil ways and taught others the Truth.

If you like St. Mother Teresa, that’s fine and dandy and ask for her intercession if you so choose, but realize that there are a lot of sketchy things she said and did that are not in line with authentic Catholic thought. And now that she’s been declared a saint, these erroneous quotes will be immortalized as being “saintly” when they are just flat out wrong.

Jeff September 6, 2016 4 Comments Permalink

Satanists Are In Need of Prayers…And A Beating

A happy and blessed Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you. Normally, today would be a Holy Day of Obligation, but because today is Monday and everyone just went to Mass yesterday, the Bishops have decided that it would be too difficult to go to Mass, *gasp* two days in a row! But that’s a discussion for another post. Today, I want to talk about the disgusting and vileness of Satanists and one way we should handle them.


Satanists in Oklahoma will be blaspheming Our Lady with one of their disgusting “ceremonies” today. I won’t go into the detail of what these Satanists are going to do, as I don’t want to give them the satisfaction that innocent minds and souls will be exposed to their putrid displays of hatred for the Truth. The amazing thing about this is that from what I can tell, there have been no statements made by bishops within this country calling for prayer and/or fasting against this demonic attack against our faith and our Blessed Mother. But, don’t worry, if Donald Trump says something mean they will call a press conference immediately to let you know how upset they are.

Satanists are possibly the saddest and most pathetic souls to walk this vale of tears. In some regard, Satanists are stronger believers than many Catholics. Most Catholics believe in the Real Presence of the Eucharist; Satanists don’t believe it. They know it to be true.

Satanists blasphemy Our Lord by desecrating the Eucharist during their black masses. They know the Eucharist to be the Physical Manifestation of Jesus Christ, and instead of bowing down to worship Our Lord, they stamp upon Him, they trample Him, and they do many vile things to Him.

They do the same thing to Our Blessed Mother, except they are even viler.

We should pray for these poor souls, as that is the charitable and Catholic response. But in all seriousness. Why are we not beating the living Hell out of these people?

After all, St. John Chrysostom said that one should sanctify their hand by striking the mouth of a blasphemer who refuses to recant their error. Not only do these perverts refuse to renounce their erroneous and diabolical beliefs, but they get off on them…literally.

Why is it that Catholics are so timid to do anything but pray? If a rapist was to announce publicly that he was going to rape someone at a specific location, would we just sit outside that location and pray for his conversion, all along allowing the victim to be raped? Here we are, our victim being Our Blessed Mother and the best that we see is that there will be a prayer rally outside.

At one time, Catholics would have rushed in to interrupt these vile displays and would even bring priests along to sprinkle exorcised water. But today, we see that only prayers will be offered.

Now, I know what you are thinking. “Wow! This is some super violent behavior, so not Catholic!” Let us recall the time that Jesus went into the temple and made a whip of cords and literally beat the snot out of those who were desecrating what was Holy, that being the House of the Lord.


If Jesus went so far as to beat these people for exchanging money and selling items within the temple, how much more deserving of a beating of someone who is desecrating the Holy of Holies of Our Blessed Lord or His Mother? Is Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior that much more Holy than a Temple? Is His Mother, who was conceived without sin, pure throughout her entire life, died a beautiful and holy death and then assumed into Heaven, both body and soul, not more Holy than a Temple?

It is not violent to ask these questions as desecration of the Holy should make your blood boil. It is not “non-Catholic” to ask these questions either, despite the amount of effort put forth to make Catholic men act, behave, and think like women. And that isn’t a slight at women, as men and women have differing duties in the realm of the physical and the spiritual.

But I know there are some of you out there who are thinking that I am not being a “good Catholic” because I write this article. And that’s completely fine, you’re entitled to your opinion, even if it’s wrong. And while you sit there thinking how much better you are because you don’t think this way, I’ll say a couple of things. First, you’re a coward because you do not love Our Lord enough to defend Him with your life. Second, your pride is showing.


For those who can’t be there, continue to offer up prayers, as they are powerful. For those who are actually in the area, do something. Deus Vult!

Jeff August 15, 2016 6 Comments Permalink

The Bar Has Been Set So Low That It Is Lying On The Ground

Low Bar

Did you hear the great news?

Pope Francis spoke out against transgenderism and even said that we need to “think about what Pope Benedict XVI” said!

Yes, this is breaking news in the Catholic world in 2016. The bar has been set low in this papacy that a simple statement pointing back to Pope Benedict is somehow picture proof of how Orthodox Pope Francis is.

Living in a homosexual relationship? That’s okay. Can’t live with the spouse you married and want to live with another? Sure, why not! Love is complicated and such! Transgender? No, that’s the annihilation of man (which is entirely 100% correct). No, the issue is that with a 3 1/2 year papacy, this statement, the statement denouncing transgenderism, is the mark that sets Pope Francis as a stalwart defender of the faith.

Sure, Pope Francis has said that youth unemployment and loneliness of the elderly are two of the greatest evils and has stated that we can’t always talk about abortion, gay marriage, and contraception all the time.

Forget that this man blasphemes God and His Most Blessed Mother every other chance he gets.

No. Pope Francis spoke out against transgenderism.


Best. Catholic Ever.

Santo Subito.

Jeff August 8, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Get Your Bingo Cards!

In preparation for World Youth Day, I thought I’d draw your attention to a fun site that is keeping track of all of the various excuses that people give for things Pope Francis says and does.

Over at, you can manage your very own Pope Francis Bingo card. The card itself doesn’t save, but you can open up as many browser tabs as you like and each card is randomly generated! You can click on the squares whenever you hear the excuse, and you’ll find a very special marker. You can print out the card if you want to play on the go (there is no mobile version).

Pope Francis Bingo

There is even a handy little form where you can submit any excuses that you haven’t seen within the cards.

Remember, whenever Pope Francis goes on a trip outside of the Vatican, crazy things start happening! Make sure you have your cards ready to go!

Jeff July 21, 2016 1 Comment Permalink