On February 2nd, Bergoglio said this in a homily: “We cannot pretend not to see these signs and continue as if nothing had happened, repeating the same old things, dragging ourselves through inertia into the forms of the past, paralyzed by fear of change. I have said it many times: today, the temptation to go backwards, out of security, out of fear, to preserve the faith, to preserve the founding charism… It is a temptation. The temptation to go backwards and preserve “traditions” with rigidity. Let’s get this straight: rigidity is a perversion, and underneath all rigidity there are serious problems.”Continue reading
Author: Bp. Sanborn
Much ado was made by the leftists about the events of January 6th of last year. They shuddered for indignation. What a terrible crime that the Right committed!
Let it be said first that it was not at all a good idea that the demonstrators enter the Capitol building. It was far worse that some of them actually stole things that belonged to the members of Congress. Such acts did absolutely no good for the cause of protesting the probable election fraud that took place in November. Indeed, the whole event played into the hands of the Left.Continue reading
The Pre-1955 Holy Week
As our people know, we reject the use of the new Holy Week rites which were designed by the freemason and archmodernist Annibale Bugnini, and, sadly, approved for use by Pope Pius XII.
We receive a good deal of heat for rejecting rites which were approved by a real pope. The reasons, however, are obvious. The Modernists planned the New Mass from the time of Benedict XV. They worked very gradually and quietly, step by step, spoon-feeding the hierarchy, clergy, and lay people with the implementation of minor but very significant changes.Continue reading
The Church and Politics
In recent issues of the Seminary newsletter, I commented on the political situation in our country; in doing so I was careful to point out that these were my thoughts merely as a private American citizen.
Although the Church favors the union of Church and State, and actually condemns the separation of the two, nonetheless Church and State are two distinct entities each of which has its own object of activity and its own ends. The Church exists to further the eternal salvation of the human race. The State exists to further the temporal good of its subjects. But since man’s body and soul are united, so also Church and State should be united, each, however, respecting the other’s proper sphere of activity.
For this reason, the Church should be silent about what concerns purely national policy, such as taxation, tariffs, health insurance, etc., whether or not its prelates agree with the prudence of these measures.
The Church should aid the State in whatever way it can, for example, by the operation of schools and charitable organizations. The Church also helps the State by maintaining a high standard of morality among the citizens, which is the strength of any nation. (For this reason, the filth of the Novus Ordo clergy is a flagrant scandal of bad example and of the corruption of the morality of the people).
The State should be of assistance to the Church by not interfering in its internal affairs, and permitting it to accomplish its work with ease.
The only time that the Church needs to address politics is if there is a question of morality. If the civil law is permitting actions which are seriously immoral, then something must be said publicly. For example, Cardinal Faulhaber, during the 1930’s in Germany, publicly denounced the Third Reich’s policy of sterilizing people who were mentally or physically disabled. He was successful in overturning this policy.
So the Catholic Church today should be condemning abortion, birth control, unnatural sex acts, pornography, socialism, euthanasia, divorce, and many other moral aberrations of modern life.
These condemnations should be unceasing, until the immorality disappears. If there were a truly Catholic episcopate, none of these deviations from truth and morality would survive with the public approval of law.
The Novus Ordo clergy, however, on the whole have taken a very blasé attitude toward these moral irregularities. The result is that we have a nation in severe moral decline, which, historically, leads to conquest by one’s enemies. St. Augustine said that the cause of the fall of the Roman Empire was the immorality of its population.
So maybe we should start learning Chinese.
The Vacancy of the Apostolic See, the non-papacy of Francis, and for that matter of Benedict XVI, John Paul II, John Paul I, Paul VI, and even of John XXIII, is an issue which has divided traditionalists perhaps more than any other over the past forty years.
Of those who have taken the path of resistance to the reforms of Vatican II, the majority profess to be sedeplenists, that is, they hold that Francis is a true Roman Pontiff. They do so usually under the direction of the Society of Saint Pius X. Others, a minority but not an insignificant one, are sedevacantists, that is, they say that Francis is not a true Roman Pontiff, nor are his Vatican II predecessors.Continue reading
I think that we should rename our country “The United Banana Republics of America.”
I say this because what happened on November 3rd was the erosion of confidence in the electoral process. In a country like the United States, in which officials are democratically elected, public confidence in the integrity of the election is of the essence. Without it, the nation will fail. We will be in the hands of cheaters and fraudsters.
I believe that there is practical certitude of fraud in the election which took place on the third of this month. As more and more evidence emerges, I think that this is the only conclusion. There is a pungent stench of putrefaction, fraud, and corruption.
From my own observance, I noted that at about 10:00 P.M. on election night, a number of states stopped counting. They were Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia. They were all tilting toward Trump at the time. The big question was: Why have they stopped counting? I never in my whole life saw an election night in which the counting stopped, and that even when counting was done manually or mechanically. All the counties stopped counting, even the rural ones, which are always the fastest to report.
It was as if word went out from some unknown source that they should stop. All of these states, with the exception of Georgia, are ruled by leftist governors. Consequently the persons supervising the elections are also leftists.
The delay in Georgia was due to some problem in Fulton County, which is super-liberal Atlanta.
Why did these states have counting problems? No other states had counting problems. I highly suspect that when it was very probable that Trump would take these states and be re-elected, the leftists panicked and set out to “find votes” in order to overturn Trump’s lead in those states. There is just too much coincidence here to think otherwise.
The leftists had been pushing for mail-in voting for months. Even President Carter, a Democrat (1976-1980), said that mail-in votes are the most susceptible to fraud. The supposed reason for the mail-in voting was because of Covid-19. While the leftists have no objections to mass gatherings of looters, burners, and murderers without masks, they had grave scruples that people at polling stations, although wearing masks and observing social distancing, might become infected with the Communist Chinese disease.
Then there is the fact that most, if not all, of the mail-in ballots were for Biden. Amazing! Then there is the fact that many thousands of ballots bore Biden’s name only, with no other votes on them. Just a coincidence.
Then there was the refusal to permit legally constituted Republican poll watchers to observe the counting. If you are doing nothing wrong, then why would you care about who is looking? Conversely, if you have something to hide, you naturally put up barriers. There was actually the case in one city of vote counters covering up windows lest anyone see what they were doing. In Philadelphia the vote counters defied a court order to permit the poll watchers in. It was reported to the sheriff, but he did nothing. Defying a court order is illegal, and means jail time. But it is only a piece of paper, and if law enforcement fails to enforce, then the country has some very serious problems.
Then there were the many stories before the election of mail-in ballots being lost or thrown into the trash. Then there were the stories of dead people voting. In Pennsylvania alone, there are 21,000 dead people registered to vote. Did they get ballots in the mail? Presumably so. Did “they” vote? Maybe.
Then there were the computer glitches in the same systems used in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada, Minnesota and in Maricopa County, Arizona. Aren’t computers supposed be smart?  They are as smart — and treacherous — as the people who program them.
For these reasons and others, I believe that there is practical certitude that the electoral system has been tampered with by leftists. I think that the evidence will eventually prove it.
However, the evidence may be difficult to obtain, given that the leftists resist transparency, and the states in question, except Georgia, are operated by leftists.
For this reason, I think that the President has an uphill battle in claiming his victory, which I do believe is already his.
What awaits us. Although I ardently hope that the President is successful in his challenge to the veracity of the results of this election, I have a dread of what awaits us should his attempt fail.
These are the horrors that we have to look forward to, if Biden should become our president:
• The fairly swift demise of Biden, owing to the progress of his dementia, giving way to Kamala Harris, a radical socialist who was unable even to survive in the Democrat primary race, the first to drop out.
• The promotion of all of the interests and goals of the killers of innocent babies, otherwise known as abortionists.
• The promotion of the interests and goals of those addicted to unnatural vice. There could even be a move to take away tax exemption from churches which refuse to do homosexual marriages.
• The weakening of our military, which took place under the Obama administration, leaving us wide open to aggression from China and perhaps an allied Russia.
• An open door policy to Communist China, a nation which closely resembles Nazi Germany, involving the passing of our military and other technical secrets, and the draining of American industry from this country, leaving us in a vulnerable condition strategically, and wrecking the
• The restriction or elimination of home-schooling and of choice of schools. • The defunding of police departments, replacing them with psychologists who will supposedly talk people out of shooting or raping someone.
• The denigration of police as fascists and as a menace to society.
• The coming to power of such persons as the climate maniac Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with her positively insane Green New Deal, which proposes to take away our automobiles, our airplanes and our hamburgers, and which will cost untold trillions of dollars. 
• The promotion of the plan to take us off fossil fuels, so that we can become a place like third-world California, which has blackouts because of insufficient amounts of electricity generated by their bird-killing windmills.
• The promotion to power of the arm-flailing Beto O’Rourke, who is an anti-gun fanatic, and who has pledged to take away our guns.
• Socialized medicine, so that we can enjoy what other socialized countries have: waiting many weeks or months for operations. (I remember, when I was living in Michigan, Canadians would come to the United States, which was just across the river, in order to avoid the horrors of their socialized medicine).
• Draconian lockdowns because of Covid-19, thereby destroying small businesses, and ruining the remarkable recovery from the lockdown that we have seen recently. (Biden said he wants to get people to wear masks in their homes).
• The probable decline of the stock market, thereby diminishing the retirement plans of millions of people.
• Higher taxes.
• Higher gasoline prices.
• The destruction of the oil and gas business as well as that of coal mining.
• The reign of an unfettered Big Tech, which, together with the media, will indoctrinate the population with leftist ideas, and suppress anything contrary.
• The appointment of leftist judges to the Supreme Court and to other lower courts.
• The rise of the RINO’s, that is, feckless, spineless, and liberal Republicans who belong on the other side of the aisle.
• The return of the Republican party to its former stance of being merely a weak foil to the steamrolling agenda of the leftist ideology.
• The pouring into the United States of hordes of illegal aliens, among them many criminals, making a mockery of our immigration laws.
These are but some of the political horrors which we face. But the most depressing aspect of the whole affair is that the confidence in the electoral process has been eroded. This means that we will be subject to whoever knows how to cheat and lie the best. We will be like a third world country, where strong men emerge as leaders and are “elected” by a majority.
The decline and fall of the United States of America. By all indications, a Biden win will mean the end of our country as we know it. A country is not its land, but its people, together with their morality, their sound ideas, their common sense, their decency. If the bulk of the population loses these qualities, which are expressions of the natural law, then the nation has collapsed. It has become something else. It has had a revolution from within.
What is alarming is that Biden won — if we can believe the numbers — a majority, although slim, of the American electorate. This is a disaster. It is a disaster that the majority of American voters can vote for a man who is suffering from dementia, who is highly suspect of peddling influence to our enemies in return for money, who was caught on video tape offering a quid pro quo, that is, the withholding of money from Ukraine on the condition that they call off the dogs in regard to their investigation of Burisma. Yet the leftists launched a campaign to impeach President Trump, alleging that he committed a crime of a quid pro quo. Is there anything worse than the ugly odor of lying hypocrisy?
Yet, I think that most of the driving force behind the Biden votes was a hatred for Trump, and not so much for his personality, which grated on some, but far more for what he stood for: America first. It means that over half of the population wants to see the surrender of American sovereignty and independence to a globalist system.
So I say that, if President Trump does not prevail in winning this election, then America has fallen. Just as every great nation in history has had its rise and its fall, now it is time for America to fall. After 244 years, its days are over.
No nation falls in a day, however, or with one election. Just like a building which is not maintained, it falls apart little by little. It finally collapses. Ancient Rome, for example, fell politically in about 180 A.D., when the naming of Emperors ceased to be peaceful. Instead, it was the Praetorian Guard, the military elites, which would name them — and murder them — their choice of Emperor usually going to the highest bidder. Rome’s third century A.D. was political chaos.
Rome had lost its granitic stability from ages past, as well as the natural virtues of the citizens. Its wealth from its empire caused dissipation, softness, and immorality. Then in the early 300’s, Constantine moved the capital of the Empire to Constantinople (modern Istanbul), leaving Rome to become eventually prey to barbarians.
The causes of the downfall of the United States will be (1) the fact that its electoral processes are now compromised and doubtful; (2) at least half of the population is infected with leftist ideas; (3) it is a house deeply divided against itself.
If we can believe the figures of the popular vote, there is an approximate 50/50 split between two camps which hate each other politically. I do not see how these two camps can coexist in the same political house. The ideas which divide this country are far deeper and more powerful than in 1861, when the War Between the States broke out.
The United States a victim of its own principles. As I have said in other places, the theory of government of the United States was based on the thinking of radically leftist eighteenth-century philosophers, such as John Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu and others. These men were either deists or atheists, and consequently rejected the Catholic teaching concerning original sin.
This radical new philosophy taught that man could perfect himself by his own natural powers, and was not in need of a Redeemer or His grace in order to stay on the right path.
Like all liberals, they held that when man is left to his own lights, he will follow the right path. He just needs to follow reason. The Catholic teaching is that although man, without grace, is capable of natural virtue, nonetheless, he cannot attain all the natural virtues without grace, nor can he persevere for a long time in virtue. He will eventually commit a mortal sin. This is proven by the fact that the human race, without the help of grace, fell into ignorance and barbarism.
Even civilized nations, such as Greece and Rome, although they achieved some truths and virtues, nonetheless fell into gross immorality, superstition, and cruelty.
These eighteenth-century philosophers also taught that liberty was the highest good of man.
The liberty of man, according to Catholic teaching merely means that man elects to do the good without being necessitated to it. He sees the reason why the end is good, and he elects to do the good. Liberty is made by God for the free election of the good.
The Catholic Church teaches that man’s ability to choose evil is a defect of his liberty, since man’s will is not made to choose evil but good.
Hence human liberty is subject to law: the eternal law of God, the natural law, the laws of the Church, the laws of individual nations. Law is not incompatible with liberty, since your will always remains free when it elects to obey the law. It is nonetheless bound to obey the law, because the law prescribes the good.
But the notion of liberty in the eighteenth-century radical thinking is what St. Augustine calls the liberty of perdition. This means the liberty to do whatever you please. No external law can really bind you. Law is merely a necessary evil which we reluctantly consent to in order to keep general order and peace.
This liberty of perdition is what animated the three “cherished” liberties of the Bill of Rights: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. America is being fatally bitten by these so-called liberties.
Speech and the press are made for speaking the truth. Consequently, it is the duty of the government to assure that speech which is subversive of good morals or of the government itself should be repressed. The same is true of the printed word, in which we also place the media, including the social media.
Because of freedom of religion for its citizens, however, the government in the United States is free from religion. This means that, because of its refusal to officially recognize any religion, there is no guiding moral principle from religion to determine what is good or evil in speech or in the press. Hence, when it comes to these matters, the United States government can only reply, with Pilate: “What is truth?”
The government is therefore duty-bound, because of its commitment to the liberty of perdition, to permit any kind of speech and any kind of press, even if subversive of morals or of the government. It cannot regulate what is taught in schools and universities. It cannot outlaw subversive political organizations, such as communists.
Leftists understand that freedom of speech and of the press are absurd. This is why leftist hordes beat up people who disagree with them. This is why Big Tech censors what it considers to be wrong, in nearly all cases conservative political thinking. The leftists skillfully used this inherent weakness in American culture for their own advantage.
Since the 1930’s, for example, the Left has been overtaking our public schools and universities. Education is completely in the hands of the Left. This means that the youth are being corrupted by leftist ideas every day. No one can stop them because of freedom of speech and of the press. They have also seized control of the media of all kinds, thereby indoctrinating with leftism people sitting in front of their screens at home and on their computers. They have seized the rich, the super-rich, and the Wall Street elites. They have politicized the F.B.I. and the C.I.A. They seem to have even convinced the post office to do their bidding.
Since most leftists are atheists or at least religion-less, they favor socialism, which is the natural consequence of atheism. The State automatically becomes the highest entity, the all-embracing Good. This is why the Left is practically fanatical in regard to their leftist ideas, since they direct all of the natural religiosity in man toward the leftist State which they see as a paradise. Leftism is a religion for them, with sacrosanct dogmas and “morals” which cannot be denied by conservatives under pain of being beaten up.
My point is that the cherished freedoms of the Bill of Rights will serve to destroy America, since they render her powerless in front of her enemies (freedom of speech and freedom of the press) and blind to the possibility of objective truths, even about the natural law (freedom from religion, a direct consequence of freedom of religion).
The inevitable march toward the Antichrist. Although I was very hopeful, with reasonable cause, of a Trump victory, I have always had in the back of my mind during these past months that we are on a long march toward the Antichrist, who is predicted, and who therefore must come.
The Biden victory, if it materializes, would be certainly a big step in the preparation of his coming. The Antichrist is not a bullet which we can dodge, and we must always be prepared for those dark days.
Even if the President is able to overcome the treachery of his adversaries in the ballot counting, and win this election, I fear that the Blue Wave, with all its power which I described, will ultimately prevail, and will pave the way toward the Antichrist. For in addition to all of the forces which I mentioned above, the leftists have in their arsenal the Novus Ordo religion, what appears to be the Roman Catholic Church, personified in the person of the communist, globalist, climate-fanatic, notorious heretic, and probable atheist Jorge Bergoglio. 
Not a cheerful earful. Father Cekada, as he lay dying in the hospital with only a day or two to live, hardly able to speak, nonetheless told Bishop Dolan that he had given the nurse that day “a cheerful earful.” There could have been nothing more quintessentially Cekada-esque. Even at the doors of death he remained optimistic and humorous.
My blog post, however, has not been a cheerful earful. It should not be read by those suffering from clinical depression. Nonetheless, we must be realistic about the times we live in and the forces we are up against.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, the psalm says.
 It was discovered that the glitches, which in all cases gave Republican votes to Democrats, were caused by the same software known as Dominion Voting Systems, which uses components manufactured in Communist China. In no case was it reported that the reverse was true, namely that Democrat votes were given to Republicans. Shall we assign this constancy to mere coincidence? In 2014, this company donated between $25,000 and $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to the Washington Post.
 She recently tweeted: “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.” Jennifer Rubin, a Washington Post columnist tweeted: “Any R[epublican] now promoting rejection of an election or calling to not to follow [sic] the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position or be accepted into ‘polite’ society,” she tweeted. “We have a list.” Leftists do not believe in freedom of speech.
 The U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Conference funded organizations which promoted the election of Biden. Both Biden and Harris are radically in favor of killing innocent babies. The only conclusion is that the U.S. Bishops are also in favor of killing innocent babies. Is anyone still going to call this group of scoundrels the Catholic hierarchy?
Father Anthony Cekada
[Taken from the September issue of the Most Holy Trinity Seminary Newsletter]
It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the death of Father Anthony Cekada, who passed away on September 11th. He was home at the rectory of St. Gertrude the Great Church in West Chester, Ohio, where he had practiced his apostolate since 1989.Continue reading
Disappointment With Viganò
Here and here, I spoke about the statements of Novus Ordo Archbishop Viganò. These were cerebral and succinct condemnations of the Second Vatican Council and of the effluent from that dreadful meeting.
In a recent statement to the Remnant, however, which is a recognize-and resist publication, the Archbishop took the position of what I would call recognize and ignore. He says, essentially, that Vatican II can just be ignored. Its false teachings do not matter since there were no definitions of dogma, and therefore are fallible statements.Continue reading
Reflections on Coronavirus
While it is true that the virus is a real disease, more aggressive than the average flu, and that people are dying from it, it is also true that it is being used for leftist political purposes.Continue reading
Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness
This was the title of an instruction given by the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights, in which white people were segregated — yes, segregated — from other races in order to learn how to be less white. They were told that whites feel superior to other races, and that this sense makes them incapable of acting in a humane way toward other races.
How do whites do these dastardly things? By having ideas such as perfectionism, comfort, objectivity, individualism, and intellectualization. The white people were told that they had to let go of such racial barriers as comfort, physical safety, social status, and relationships with some other white people.
Mentally balanced people regard perfectionism, comfort, objectivity, individualism, and intellectualization as good things. Lunatics, psychotics, dimwits, and sickos think that these things are bad. The conclusion is that the City of Seattle is governed by lunatics, psychotics, dimwits, and sickos.
Furthermore, to “accuse” white people of these “defects” is a gross insult to black people. It is as if to say that African Americans are incapable of the pursuit of perfection and of comforts in life, of being objective, of self-reliance, and of being intellectual. This sounds like something you would hear at a meeting of the Ku Klux Klan. Yet is this not what Seattle is saying to its white employees? They are saying that if you cultivate these qualities, you are going to make African Americans feel downtrodden because they do not have these qualities. What an insult!
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