Saturday, December 26, 2009


Although our weather was very 'rough" Christmas Eve, I managed to attend a Christmas Vigil at 5PM. I don't know about other areas of the country but we no longer have what we called a Midnight Mass. To me, that's sad. I am not saying the Mass I attended was not beautiful, it was. Made especially so by the young people's choir which was composed of mostly girls and my two grandsons, ages 12 and 13. The high voices of the girls and the deep voices of my grandsons created a beautiful harmony. I have no doubt that the participation of these young people was most pleasing to the Lord.

I stayed the night at daughter's home as I live near the Pascagoula River and a bridge was underwater. I am aware that the Lord said He would not destroy us by water ever again but we certainly have had our share of destructive WATER.

I am prayerfully looking forward to the New Year and pray that the pendulum swings back to the good life.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI
The Pope of Christian Unity

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Well, it's almost Thanksgiving and I have so much to thank Our Lord for this year. Of course it's not the Thanksgivings of years ago when I was cooking for a relatively large family. As they grew into adults and married, I was still providing the "feast". It took three days to have everything ready for my children, their husbands and grandchildren. I seldom sat as I was serving them. I enjoyed it all. This year I will be dining with my youngest daughter and her family. I was only asked to prepare one dish and that was a cold potato salad that has been in the family forever. Also there will be a Mass at 8AM that I plan to attend. Will be a great way to start the day.

I am jubilant by all the Catholics that are on the Internet, the News want us to think that there are only a small minority of us. Not so!.

A Blessed Thanksgiving Everybody, I will see you soon.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The National Catholic Youth Conference

I have something I want to share with you knowing that there is no way that you would see this on major networks. See a "sea" of our Catholic youth. CLICK HERE

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I posted a video with a little child praying the Our Father. Our Lord said we should become like a little child to enter His kingdom. Sounds like a "tall" order huh? But it isn't! The little child is pure and sin hasn't touched her soul All is not lost for us because we can make amends for the sins we have committed and ask forgiveness to right ourselves with God. If you haven't been to confession in a long while, GO and if you are a fallen away catholic, come back!

The Lord's Prayer by 2-year Old

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pascagoula Beach
- Taken by daughter Anita

In the Bible, the destruction and utter desolation of nations is summed up by saying that the pelican, along with other wild beasts and birds, shall dwell in their place (Isa 34:11; Zep 2:14). Through the psalmist, Christ also called Himself "a pelican of the wilderness" (Psa 102:6). This phrase refers to His rejection by His people and abandonment by His followers during His Passion (Mt 26:56; Lk 55-62; Mk 14:50-52). The "pelican of the wilderness" has also been associated with Christ's fast in the wilderness after His baptism in the River Jordan (Mt 4:1-11).

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Weather-wise. it is a heavily clouded rainy day which in many people would be considered an awful day. I love rainy days and use the time reflecting on my past, the present life I live and what the future has in store for me. When I look back to the past I see that I lived a truly Catholic life .. I was taught by good nuns who didn't want to be a priest or the pope. The Mass was said in Latin and all the later hype about changing to the vernacular was not necessary. We each had our own Missals and on the page opposite the Latin was English. Priests were holy men who were faithful to the Magisterium .. their homilies were focused on the Gospel of Christ and not present day political agenda. The Blessed Mother said in her Magnificat, "All generations will call me blessed as the Lord has done great things for me." The Mother of Our Lord, Jesus Christ said this .. we called her blessed. I realize now that I was given a "gift" to hear and live the true teachings of the Catholic Church and I am humbly grateful.

Unfortunately, in the 60's, the past was to eventually become the present time we live in. I know saying that "it makes my blood boil" is not a charitable thing to say but I was there and we were deceived. Pope Benedict XVI is calling out to all faithful Catholics to stand up and be counted. Do we have the courage to do that? How do we do it? We pray, pray, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lead the way. Use the Internet as a means to defend Him, We might have to endure terrible things said to us but don't respond in an ugly way. Jesus Christ, Savior of the World, said not a word in His defense but now is the time for US to speak for Him.

My Future at this time may be a bleak one but my faith and the love I have for Him and His church casts out all fear.

Shadow Priest -- Duty

Friday, September 25, 2009

Today is a very special day to me, find out why.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Golden Anniversary Remembered

On September 5, 1959, I married a young airman stationed in Biloxi, MS. We dated for two yrs. before we became serious and marriage was proposed. Not only was he my husband, he was my best friend for 40 yrs. 3 mos. Before his death in 1999, he said to me, "We were gypped out of celebrating our 50th." Here's to us George and the happy years we had together.

My daughter and son-in-law, Dave and Anita hosted a party in our honor in their home to mark the anniversary. Another daughter Peggy was present and shared in the preparations. Relatives were there, my brother Billy, my sister Ada. sisters-in-law, nieces, cousins, and five grandchildren. Our two other daughters, Mary and Ruth Ann could not be present. Would have been great to have them and the eight other grandchildren. This is on a religious blog and properly so, we married in Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Pascagoula, MS where the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was offered and the Holy Eucharist received.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

I heard that someone from a Catholic blog left a comment on another Catholic blog chastising the blogger for including political news on a religious blog. Well I am guilty of doing the same thing and definitely think today's political news does have a place on a Catholic blog. Being a Catholic doesn't mean we have no contact with world issues, quite the contrary. What about abortion? Shouldn't that be an issue in all religious denominations? "Thou Shalt Not Kill" is one of ten commandments given to Moses by God. Jesus told his apostles, "Teach them to observe all the commands I give you". Now if you don't believe in God, no amount of talking will convince you otherwise.

The many people protesting healthcare reform are REAL people, not a "fringe" as the media is reporting. I live in a small town but if I have a chance to protest, I will. There has been no rational explanation why because 46 muillion have no insurance that those of us who are insured and satisfied will eventually be thrown into the "pool" with them. A neighbor of my daughter's recently returned from Germany after taking care of her aged mother until she died. She was refused medical treatment because she was considered "too old". I don't know the cut off age when you are considered too old there but they place more focus on the very young.

Abortion is the cause of America's economical downfall. The babies aborted from 1973 through 1994 would be in the workforce now. I, as many others did, worked when I was 15 yrs.old. I read China is having problems and asking women to have a second child.

We are reaping what we have sown but it is not too late to turn around.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

This is sad but not unexpected. It seems our means of communicating with one another has been attacked.

Facebook, Twitter and Google Attack

AARP Town Hall Meeting on Health Care - Dallas, August 4, 2009

A Fishy Blog

I suppose a few of my visitors have been wondering why I have not been here ... well it's not because I didn't try but each time I came the "stench" emanating from my blog was too much to bear. I am braving it today as I know where the smell is coming from .. my blog is a FISHY BLOG. Why? Because I talk about things like it is wrong to abort babies as God gives them life and we are destroying that life. If we kill a baby in the womb, we will also kill the elderly and infirmed., I will admit that I am among the elderly and I fear that I will have to be eliminated to make room for others. Another strike against me is that I am also retired after working and paying in taxes for many years .. so my usefulness is considered over. Because I am a responsible person, I have insurance. I should have no worries then but I also am not "dumb", I hear what is proposed and the private insurance companies will be forced to shut down and "socialized" care will take their place.

Because I have experience with a FISHY BLOG, I also know FISHY TALES when I hear them.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Pope's New Encyclical-Caritas in Veritate

The Holy Father has recently released a much anticipated encyclical entitled Caritas in Veritate. In our most recent episode of Weekly Wisdom I share some initial impressions of this encyclical. I have frequently preached and taught on the indissoluble and absolute integrity of love and truth. There is no authentic charity without it being rooted in truth. If love is not in fact rooted in truth, then it is not authentic love. Charity in truth is the driving force behind the authentic development of every person, as the Holy Father points out.
The contemporary disintegration of societies and economies has at its root a failure or denial of this essential reality. When individuals fail or refuse to live charity in truth, then this is reflected in societies and economies. Love and truth are names for God. Jesus, the Lord (the God that is Love and Truth) is the Vine. We and all of society are the branches. If we refuse to live in Christ, then there is no life, either in societies or economies. This follows ultimately as surely as morning follows night.
The Holy Father points out the indispensable link between life ethics and social ethics. If a person or nation fails or refuses to respect the right to life, then it is folly to imagine that they will respect anyone or anything ultimately. If you don’t respect an individual’s right to life, how will you ever ultimately respect a worker’s right to work? You won’t.
We are on a collision course with social and economic chaos unless we begin to live charity in truth. This happens one person at a time. Make sure that you are one person that is living charity in truth.

God bless you,

Fr. John Corapi

Monday, June 29, 2009

Yes, I am still around and living in the chaos that we have all had a part in creating. I still attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and receive the Eucharist. The sacrileges that I have witnessed are becoming fewer only because many have left the Church. The ones that remain are the ones with faith .. the remnants. Although I haven't attended a Mass that was truly Catholic since the early 1960's, I have faith that it will return in all it's spendor and the truth will set us all free. The Church is ordinating Deacons and they are in their positions immediately. These are the ones that will fight for Our Lord's church. We also have many young Catholics in their 20's who have a strong faith and will be instrumental in restoring the truth. March on Christian Soldiers!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

God has created me to do Him some definite service;
He has committed some work to me
which He has not committed to another.
I have my mission - I may never know it in this life,
But I shall be told it in the next.

I am a link in a chain,
a bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for naught.
I shall do good,
I shall do His work.
I shall be an angel of peace,
a preacher of truth in my own place while not intending it -
if I do but keep His Commandments.

Therefore I will trust Him.
Whatever, wherever I am,
I can never be thrown away.
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him;
in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him;
if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.
He does nothing in vain.
He knows what He is about.
He may take away my friends,
He may throw me among strangers.
He may make me feel desolate,
make my spirits sink,
hide my future from me -
still He knows what He is about.

--John Henry Cardinal Newman

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In the Catholic Church, the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary For those of you who believe, there is nothing I need to say. For those who scoff and blaspheme her, I ask that you open your heart. She is the Mother of Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity The Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God. No, there are not three Gods, there is only One God That's the mystery of the Blessed Trinity.

Celine Dion - Ave Maria

Monday, May 18, 2009

I thought I had better post something today before the few people that come here think I died or am terribly ill. No, neither of those things would be true at this time, I am well and busy. I am abreast of the worldly news and Catholic news. The world has given license to many things that are "abhorrent" and it is called freedom of choice, a church that has been around since Jesus Christ walked this earth is relentlessly persecuted (Notre Dame). I read or heard that if someone says anything against another church they will be prosecuted. The Catholic Church is an exception, say anything you want to. The great divide between "C"atholics and "c"atholics came as a surprise to me. Although I am saddened, all the things that are taking place, strengthen my faith. A time is coming when protestant churches will not remain, we will be a godless world. Many of us will call out to God to save us, the same God we walked away from.

I believe that it is not too late to turn around. Because there is strength in numbers, if all denominations fought alongside the Catholic Church, we can save, if not the world, America, the land of the FREE.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The following is a poem written by Judge Roy Moore from Alabama . Judge Moore was sued by the ACLU for displaying the Ten Commandments in his courtroom foyer He has been stripped of his judgeship and now they are trying to strip his right to practice law in Alabama ! The judge's poem sums it up quite well.

America the beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.

Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine
choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain

From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray

We've kept God in our
temples,how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges;
who throw reason out the door,

Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby
before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not
angry, that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven;
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.

America the Beautiful,
If you don't - then you will see,
A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee.

~~Judge Roy Moore~~


Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009


My elder brother passed away on Monday, April 6th. During Holy Week there are no funeral masses celebrated so his services are a wake today and a Catholic Mass on Monday.

Please say a prayer for my brother, Lyn..

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Talking about procrastinating .. that's what I have been doing for a month. I have lots to say and have chosen to begin with something that began in February during a mission being held at the church. A nicely dressed black lady chose to sit next to me and she introduced herself as a convert to catholicism and a retired doctor of podiatry. We "hit if off" quite well and for many nights we exchanged phone calls. She said she voted Republican all her life but because Obama was black she voted for him. That was okay with me because I would probably have done the same thing. Each call she did most of the talking, I interjected when I disagreed. I heard about slavery, the civil war and that blacks needed pride of ownership. Here I interjected and asked her exactly what she meant about ownership. Do you mean that like everybody that they work for it? I never got an answer. I talked about abortion and as a Catholic she couldn't condone it. She said Obama cares nothing about that at all, the supreme court decides it, that he is just a "puppet" (her words). She talked about us voluntarily ending our lives at 70 yrs. old as we have lived our life and should let others have a life. I said, You would do that? She said, " Yes I would, it is the right thing to do." I said, "Is it because you are not 70 yet?" All the while she was saying these things, icy chills were running up and down my spine. What have we become? All we can do now, is hope in the Lord. I have provided a link to an article I think is great. It is written by Michael Voris of Real Catholic TV.

The Catholic Alamo

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's been a couple of weeks since I have posted, just busy with other things. In my last post, I mentioned that I felt like a Catholic again after so many years wandering and that if it should disappear tomorrow, I will have had that. Well it took almost a week before the disappearance occurred. Let me say this before I continue ... I have a hard time talking about a priest as there are many good ones but I have to admit there are some really bad ones out there trying to destroy the Church. I believe that many people actually think of the Catholic Church as a hindrance to attaining their aspirations. That hindrance is the Church's stance on moral issues and upholding life from conception to death, thus somehow stopping the world from finding "Utopia".

On Ash Wedneday, before Mass began we went up to get ashes put on our foreheads with the words, "Remember man thou art dust and into dust thou shall return" and we respond with an "Amen". Unfortunately, I was in a line that led straight to a young school teacher and she said to me, "Jesus loves you." I hesitated for a second and responded, "Thank you". I wanted to cry. Sadly, I don't think she was even Catholic. My daughter said in the line she was in that the man tried to say the right words but he only came close. The fill in priest was on another side of the altar and I am glad I don't know what he said. I have witnessed his actions twice and he certainly isn't reverent. I won't elaborate on his actions. I will only say this, I didn't stay for Mass or Communion because I don't think Christ was there. Because that priest was still there Sunday I went to the church I was married in and it was passable. My daughter and husband go later as they have children so they went to a different Catholic church and endured not only guitars but bongo drums. So much for sacred music.

So you good Catholics out there, pray, pray, pray!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Know where I have been the last few days... attending a Mission in our parish. It began on the evening of the 9th and ended on the evening of the 12th. It was fantastic. What do I mean using that adjective? Using good to describe those four nights wouldn't be enough. If it disappears tomorrow, for those nights I was a Catholic again, not just in my heart as it has been for all these long years but a Catholic in action. Celebrating the Mass, receiving the Eucharist. Everyone in attendance went to confession. There wasn't the abuse of a general confession where everyone is absolved at the same time. Three priests heard individual confessions.

We are living in some difficult times, so you Catholics out there, get your act together.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stations of the Cross

The cult of Moloch lives on today

(Fr. Richard Perozich, pastor of St. Mary's Church in Escondido, published the following commentary in the Sunday, Feb. 1, parish bulletin.)

"Jesus came to save us from abortion, homosexual lust, socialism, liberalism, and greed of money. He begins by gathering us into His Holy Catholic Church in baptism, giving us faith in HIM rather than the perversions and evil legacies of the world and worldly people. He fills us with His Holy Spirit in confirmation to give us the gifts of HIS wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, courage, piety, and fear of the Lord, so that we are formed to conquer the world. He nourishes us with His Body and Blood to fortify our Spirit to hear the counsel of the Holy Spirit to reject not only for ourselves the evil legacies, but to fight for others who are under evil's influence."

Read full text here

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Before I begin this post, I would like to say to my once earthly father, "Happy Birthday
Daddy, Pray for Us." I have said many times in my life that I am a stickler for the truth and once I have found that truth, I will hold on, no matter how rough things may get for me. Oh, I don't arrive at these truths on my own, I use the gifts that have been given to not only me but to others.

49 John 16

13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he shall not speak of himself; but what things soever he shall hear, he shall speak; and the things that are to come, he you. shall show.

With my daughter's permission, I have posted her response to Mississippi being first among the religious.

" I'd like to preface this post with this acknowledgment: I am aware that what I am about to say is unimportant, illogical, and pointless in the grand scheme of things....

That said... I am from Mississippi. Yes - from that state that is last in everything from education to pet license registration.. (including Latin masses). First only in such things as teen pregnancies and obesity -- oh and honored with the unique privilege of being the only state east of the Mississippi river to have been used for a nuclear test site. (Thanks!)

I was thrilled (but not surprised!!) to see my state first in this particular poll.

Speaking to the protestant/Catholic divide... Yes - Mississippi is predominantly protestant. However, here on the mostly Catholic (sadly, more culturally now than spiritually) Gulf Coast we have been all but completely abandoned. Our diocese is currently without a bishop. Our parishes and schools have been closed, merged, and protestantized.

With a lot of prayer and support - we could see little dismissed-as-protestant states such as ours bring about a profound renewal of the Catholic faith... My Catholic ancestors founded every city on the Mississippi Gulf coastline beginning just over 300 years ago. We could make 'em proud guys.

Pray for us -- please. Don't just dismiss us because we're not impressive enough percentage-wise."

Also there is another great writing at her site. I personally dedicate these writings to George, Peter, Yvonne, Emily, William, shown in the picture, but also to Chase, Jordan, Matthew, Blake, Nicholas, Grace, Samuel, Daniel ... my grandchildren. Eius Gratia (by His grace)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Well it certainly looks like worship of our Creator is trying to be snuffed out. The following report has singled out the most religious states. Does this mean that we will be lined up against the "wall" for giving due worship to God? Since I am from Mississippi, I am very proud of our State for standing strong.


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

You might want to read this article before you read what I have to say on the subject.

Gerald Warner Blog

When all the chaos started after Vatican II, although I knew as so many others did that something was wrong we were waiting on official word from the Magesterium. Well you know folks when there are enemies in the Church hellbent on nothing but destruction, we didn't get the word. Although Pope (Paul VI) at the time and then John Paul II tried they had to trust those who served under them and the true teachings of Vatican II were never told to us. I have since read many of the documents and they are Catholic just as they have always been for centuries. Unfortunately, we didn't have the Internet as we do today because I believe much of this would not have happened. I applaud Pope Benedict XVI for going on YouTube.

I felt like the Israelites must have felt wandering in the desert for forty years. Did I go to Church all through the chaotic years? No I did not attend regularly. I was much younger and I was angry about all that was happening. I saw, heard and had a few heated discussions with certain priests and literally asked, "What's going on? Why has the Blessed Mother's statues been removed from the Church? Why is the tabernacle not in a place of honor anymore? To find a parish church that was in accord with the Magesterium became an impossibility as the years passed.

A priest told me that Jesus did not know he was God. I think I screamed, "What?" He said that Jesus was uneducated and that's why he spoke in parables. And since he saw His mother bake bread etc. and farmers sowing seed , He used them in the parables.

Matthew Chapter 13 verse 24

34 All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables he did not speak to them. 35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.

Mark Chapter 4 verse 11

34 And without parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he explained all things to his disciples.

I have many other experiences to talk about and I will, a little at a time. Until then, hang in there!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Our Lady and the Rosary

Isn't the above painting beautiful? It's a depiction of the Blessed Mother as she presents the rosary to St. Dominic of the Dominican Order. Dominic was born in 1170 and died in 1221.

Every night for 1 1/2 yrs., I have been praying the rosary. I am praying for all the people I have known in my life and also for those who only played a very minute part. If I have had any contact with you on the Internet, as a beggar on the street or we just had a friendly chat in Wal- Mart's, you are in my prayers. So if you should find yourself doing something or thinking something that never crossed your mind before, you can lay the blame on me. Of course, is there any need to say that I mean only good things?

Many people have a misunderstanding of the Rosary, it is all scriptural. I say the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries on different nights. Comes straight from the bible.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Song of the Angels

It has been exactly two weeks since I have posted. I am not ill. it takes me this long to get out of the holiday mood. I think that things in the Catholic Church are coming at us fast. Sunday I attended the 8AM Mass and was greeted at the door by a brusque speaking man. Not that his rudeness affected my answer to his question, I just don't care for men who act roughly. With pen and paper in hand he asked me to choose what ministry I would like to assist in. He said they needed lectors and extraordinary ministers. My answer to him was, "Neither but thanks for asking." I have nothing against doing a reading but I have a reason that I didn't offer. I have a problem with lighting whether it be too dim or too bright. As for minister participation, I do have a problem with that. First I do not feel worthy to handle the Host. Obviously many do not share my feelings, it is easily detectable in their attire and their inattention as they casually hand out the Body of Christ. The altar is overrun with ministers. The Magesterium has said it can be used in extreme circumstances by people who are carefully chosen. The first criteria is they have to BELIEVE.

Needless to say, I felt guilty but Monday I was to get an answer. At early Mass my two young grandsons said the pastor couldn't be there but that he had consecrated a sufficient number of hosts. They assisted the female minister as she communicated the small number of people who were there. Now that is extraordinary and I WILL do it if the need is there. Will I be anymore worthy to touch the Host, "No" but even if we only have one priest left in a number of parishes and he consecrates the hosts, we who believe will give the people whom they came to receive... Jesus. I heard and can't believe that 70% of Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence. Fallen away Catholics and those Catholics that attend church for socializing with the community, go sit before the tabernacle, be still and listen.

Dave and Anita, my daughter and son- in -law, gave me the above picture.