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Maria Carmen, 9, heard angels sing at her foreseen death

The 2016 presidential election season is particularly vicious and vile.

Do you feel disgusted and soiled when a Hillary Clinton political ad pops up on TV? Do you feel you need, not only a bath, but a soul-cleansing?

I do.

Here’s a reminder of purity.


Maria del Carmen Gonzales-Valerio was born in Madrid, Spain, on March 14, 1930 into a noble, militantly Catholic and Spanish Nationalist family and lived during the turbulent Spanish Civil War.

Soon after her birth, baby Maria was baptized after she became very ill. She was confirmed at the age of two, and made her first communion when she was only six years old.

As a child, Maria was known for her deep piety and compassion for the poor. At the age of five, she would give the little money she had when a poor person came to the door.

In 1936, Maria’s father, Julio González-Valerio, became a martyr of the Spanish Civil War when he was taken away by Communist militiamen and executed. As he was led away, Julio told his wife, Carmen, to tell their children that “their father gave up his life for God and for Spain, so that our children may be raised in a Catholic Spain, where the crucifix reigns over in schools.”

Knowing that their lives were in danger for being Catholic, Carmen and her children sought refuge at the Belgian Embassy, where they were granted asylum when the Belgian ambassador learned that Spanish Communists planned to abduct the children and send them to Russia to be raised as Marxists. The family later sought safety in San Sebastian.

When Maria was nine, she contracted scarlet fever. She offered her sufferings and later her death for the conversion of those who had killed her father, and for the conversion of then-president of the socialist Republic of Spain, Manuel Azaña.

Maria predicted she would die on July 16, 1939, the feast day of her patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. When she learned that her aunt would be married on that day, Maria predicted she would die on the next day instead.

Maria told a nurse in the hospital: “My father died as a martyr. Poor mommy! And I am dying as a victim.” On July 17, 1939, at around 1 p.m., Maria began to pray. She said she heard Angels sing. Her last words were:

“I die as a martyr. Please, doctor, let me go now. Don’t you see that the Blessed Virgin has come with the Angels to get me? Jesus, Mary, Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul with you.”

Witnesses at her death bed said her body emitted a sweet fragrance — the distinctive scent of sanctity.

On November 3, 1940, 15½ months after Maria’s death, Manuel Azaña converted to Catholicism on his death bed.

On January 16, 1996, Pope John Paul II declared Maria del Carmen Gonzales-Valerio venerable, a step before canonization.

Sources: Wikipedia, Church Pop


Sunday Devotional: How to fight for what is right

Luke 18:9-14

Jesus addressed this parable
to those who were convinced of their own righteousness
and despised everyone else.
“Two people went up to the temple area to pray;
one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.
The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself,
‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity —
greedy, dishonest, adulterous — or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’
But the tax collector stood off at a distance
and would not even raise his eyes to heaven
but beat his breast and prayed,
‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former;
for whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Today’s reading is a sober and much-needed reminder of the difference between being righteous and being self-righteous.

Here are the definitions from Oxford Dictionaries:

  • righteous: A person who is “morally right or justifiable”; “morally good; virtuous”.
  • self-righteous: “Having or characterized by a certainty, especially an unfounded one, that one is totally correct or morally superior.

Jesus’ admonition in Luke 18 is about being self-righteous.

It’s an admonition that I especially must take to heart because I have this daily soap-box of Fellowship of the Minds.


Yes, we are to fight for what is right. But when you and I get all puffed out with righteous moral indignation, be sure that we’re not being self-righteous, for our Lord is “a God of justice, who knows no favorites.” (Sirach 35:12)

So what’s the antidote to self-righteousness?

Three things:

  1. Be sure that when we are on that moral high horse, our cause and our justice are God’s cause and justice.
  2. Humility: Don’t imagine that being righteous makes us morally superior or better than others.
  3. Love: The right kind of love. Not love of self — getting all puffy and grandiose that we are morally better than others — but love of God.

It’s always narcissism: our stumbling block is always narcissism.

Remember that the Greatest Commandment of all is to love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, and with all our strength.

He is our lodestar. Always.

Jesus loves us this much

Fix our eyes not on ourselves, but on Him — while we battle for what is good, and right, and true, and just.

And then perhaps someday, when it’s time for us to go, we too can say what St. Paul said:

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have competed well;
I have finished the race;
I have kept the faith.
From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me,
which the Lord, the just judge,
will award to me on that day, and not only to me,
but to all who have longed for his appearance.

May the peace and love and righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,


Singer Madonna offers a BJ to anyone who’ll vote for Hillary

Are we in Hell?

You can’t sink any lower than this: a 58-year-old woman publicly offers to give a blow job to anyone who’ll vote for Hillary Clinton.

On Tuesday night, Oct. 18, 2016, while introducing so-called comedienne and niece of senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Amy Schumer, at a performance in New York’s Madison Square Garden, the singer who calls herself Madonna told the crowd:

“If you vote for Hillary Clinton, I will give you a blowjob. OK? I’m really good. I’m not a douche, and I’m not a tool. I take my time, I have a lot of eye contact, and I do swallow.”

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

As reported by Breitbart, during her performance in Manhattan, Schumer read aloud a letter she composed in response to hundreds of Trump supporters who had booed, stood up, and walked out on her stand-up gig 2 nights ago at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, when she went into an anti-Trump rant, calling him an “orange monster”. This was the letter Schumer read:

“Dearest Tampa, I’m sorry you didn’t want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now. How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views? After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility.”

Schumer then said that she looks forward to “putting this all behind us” in November, when “Hillary Clinton is our motherfucking president.”

The New York Daily News notes that this isn’t the first time Madonna went slutty for Hillary.

On Sept. 28, Madonna and singer Katy Perry went topless on social media to encourage people to vote for Hillary. Madonna wrote:

“I’m voting naked with Katy Perry!! Vote for Hillary. She’s the Best we got!”

Katy Perry, who will be 32 years old on October 25, said that when she was 15, she’d sold her soul to the devil:

As for Madonna, all decked out as the Baphomet at the 2012 Super Bowl, she turned her halftime performance into a satanic ritual (see “Super Bowl Satanism”):

Madonna Bapthomet

See also “Clinton friend and assassin Larry Nichols: Hillary is a satanist”.

H/t FOTM‘s GiGi and Lola


This is why Obama & Hillary demonize Russia

On August 31, 2016, Hillary Clinton threatened Russia with war. Accusing Russia of “hacking into the Democratic National Committee and even some state election systems,” she said:

“So we’ve got to step up our game, make sure we are well defended and able to take the fight to those who go after us. As President, I will make it clear that United States will treat cyber attacks just like any other attack. We will be ready with serious political, economic, and military responses.“

The Obama administration has accused Russia of hacking the emails that WikiLeaks has been releasing to the public, but we are not told or shown the evidence that Russia is the culprit.

Last night, WikiLeaks‘ founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s Internet connection was cut off, severing the only connection Assange has with the world outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he’d sought refuge. (See “The Evil Empire strikes back: WikiLeaks’ Internet connection severed; RT’s bank accounts frozen“)

Obama gave orders to the CIA to prep for a cyber attack on Russia, while Russians recently prepared for war with a massive nation-wide civil defense drill.

The latest: Speaking for the Obama administration, Vice President Joe Biden threatened Russia with nuclear war.

On NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday (Oct. 16), Biden said that “We have the capacity to do it [nuclear war], and, uh,… it’ll be at a time of our choosing, and under circumstances that have the greatest impact,” and that “Obama had sent a message to Putin”.  When asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd “will the public know?,” Biden replied, “Hope not.”

Writing for Russia Insider, historian Eric Zuesse gives his take on what Biden said and meant:

“In other words: what Biden is saying, is that, if Trump wins this election, then there is going to be some sudden, unannounced, U.S. government response against Putin, and that only after it is over, will the U.S. government explain to the public why it did what it did.” […]

There have been many reports in the U.S. press saying that Obama has, ever since at least October 6th, been contemplating an all-out U.S. bombing campaign to bring down Assad. But that would mean war with Russia, which has been actively bombing Nusra and all the other jihadists in Syria.

Hillary Clinton is urging a “no-fly zone” in Syria, so that we can do to Assad what we did to another ally of Moscow, Muammar Gaddafi. However, when that was done to Gaddafi, Putin stood aside and wasn’t supplying military assistance to Gaddafi, which would have enabled Gaddafi to wipe out the fundamentalist Muslims who were trying to overthrow him. Russia is involved actively, this time, to prevent happening in Syria what happened in Libya. A no-fly zone in Syria would thus mean U.S. war against Russia.

These are tense times. Any escalation that the U.S. can do against Russia, can be met by an escalation that Russia can do against the United States.

Consequently, whatever escalation Obama is now threatening against Putin, might be met by an escalation on the other side. Where will it stop, or would it even be able to stop?

Whatever escalation Obama might consider to be ‘proportionate’, could consequently end up ending the world as we know it — and not for the better. Hillary Clinton has threatened Putin with war; now Barack Obama has done likewise.

Whatever Biden’s assignment here actually was from Obama, one thing about it is clear: this President is determined that Hillary Clinton be his successor, and Obama will target anyone who gets in his way if he doesn’t get his way on this. And Obama wants the American public to know that this is how he feels about the matter.

This Biden-interview is really intended, in that sense, to be a threat aimed at America’s voters, telling them, telling each one of us: Vote for Hillary Clinton, or else! He’s not telling us what that “or else!” is going to be — and maybe he himself has no accurate idea of how far it will ultimately cycle and go. Ultimately, whatever he thinks it would be, might not turn out to be the last step in this cycle of escalation — unless it’s going to go directly to a blitz attack against Russia.

Obama is thus coercing us, before he coerces Putin. He’s telling us: If we vote against Hillary Clinton — if she loses this election — then President Obama has something in mind that we won’t like — and he won’t wait until the next President is inaugurated on 20 January 2017 to do it, whatever ‘it’ might be.

Obama here is threatening not only Vladimir Putin, but the American people. Even if Obama truly believes that he alone possesses all the power, he does not, unless he possesses the power to terrorize America’s voters to elect Hillary Clinton, even if we otherwise would not.”

To sane people, the enmity that the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton have toward Russia and their eagerness to go to war against Russia appear irrational, bordering on madness.

Here’s why.

From (via Russia Insider), Oct. 17, 2016:

gay-pride-2016-tel-aviv10 Cities in Central Russia Refuse to Hold ‘Gay Pride’ Parades

The events are incompatible with the moral values held by the majority of Russians

The Administrations of Voronezh and Tambov do not approve of LGTB activists’ applications for holding meetings and marches in support of sexual minorities in Russia planned for early October.

The Voronezh administration received notification about a gay pride parade planned for October 10 and a meeting against the Federal Law banning the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors on October 13.

“Considering the fact that they wanted to promote non-traditional sexual relations among minors, they were refused as there is a ban on spreading information inflicting harm to children’s health and development,” the press service of the Voronezh mayor’s office told Interfax.

The Tambov administration also told the agency that they did not agree to hold events aimed at “attracting public attention to non-traditional sexual relations.”

Authorities of certain cities of the Central Federal District – Tula, Kaluga, Ivanovo, Belgorod, Vladimir, Oryol, Ryazan and Kursk refused to allow representatives of the LGTB community to hold gay pride parades.

See also “Joe Biden tells 13-year-old girl he’s ‘horny’?“.

And then, of course, there are these:


Putin reverently kisses icon of Madonna and Child Jesus


An Orthodox Christian priest blesses military conscripts at a conscription point in downtown Moscow, Nov. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

An Orthodox Christian priest blesses military conscripts at a conscription point in downtown Moscow, Nov. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)


Secret Service: Hillary and Obama stink like sulfur

At a Hillary Clinton rally last Tuesday in Greensboro, NC, Obama took an exaggerated whiff of his arm and said, “I was reading the other day. There’s a guy on the radio who apparently said me and Hillary are demons, said we smell like sulfur. Ain’t that something? Now, I mean, come on people!” (CNN)

The POS was making fun of Alex Jones, described by CNN as “the founder of the conspiracy website InfoWars” as if there are no real conspiracies. Of course, this is the same CNN that reports as truth select conspiracies, such as Hillary’s accusations of a “vast right wing conspiracy” and the more recent “Alt.Right” conspiracy.

I have Obama to thank because were it not for his mockery, I would not have known of Jones’ fascinating remark that he had been told by the Secret Service (“people that are in protective details”) that Obama and Hillary both stink of sulfur.

Here’s a transcript of what Jones said, beginning at the 0:55 mark in the video above:

“I’m never a lesser of two evils person, but with Hillary, there’s not even the same universe. She is an abject, psychopathic, demon from Hell that as soon as she gets into power is going to try to destroy the planet. I’m sure of that, and people around her say she’s so dark now, and so evil, and so possessed that they are having nightmares, they’re freaking out. Folks let me just tell you something, and if media wants to go with this, that’s fine. There are dozens of videos and photos of Obama having flies land on him, indoors, at all times of year, and he’ll be next to a hundred people and no one has flies on them.

Hillary, reportedly, I mean, I was told by people around her that they think she’s demon-possessed, okay? I’m just going to go ahead and say it, okay? They said that they’re scared. That’s why when I see her when kids are by her, I actually get scared myself, with a child — with that big rubber face and that — I mean this woman is dangerous, ladies and gentleman. I’m telling you, she is a demon. This is Biblical. She’s going to launch a nuclear war. The Russians are scared of her. […]

Imagine how bad she smells, man? I’m told her and Obama, just stink, stink, stink, stink. You can’t wash that evil off, man. Told there’s a rotten smell around Hillary. I’m not kidding, people say, they say — folks, I’ve been told this by high up folks. They say listen, Obama and Hillary both smell like sulfur. I never said this because the media will go crazy with it, but I’ve talked to people that are in protective details, they’re scared of her. And they say listen, she’s a frickin’ demon and she stinks and so does Obama. I go, like what? Sulfur. They smell like Hell.

But it’s not just Alex Jones who says Hillary Clinton stinks.

Dolly Kyle, an attorney who was a longtime “lover” of Bill Clinton, said that Hillary stank when Kyle first met her in the Little Rock airport in 1974: “I had never seen or smelled any woman like that, ever,” who “emitted an overpowering odor of perspiration and greasy hair”. (See “Longtime mistress says Bill Clinton had 2,000 sex partners; lesbian Hillary had hairy toes”)

Kit Daniels of InfoWars adds that “Anonymous sources inside the Secret Service also revealed Hillary still smells ‘like a dead pig’.”

Perhaps this explains why both Hillary and Obama attract flies. See:


Fly lands on Obama's mouth, June 22, 2010. Photo by AP/Carolyn Kaster

Fly lands on Obama’s mouth, June 22, 2010. Photo by AP/Carolyn Kaster

The fly is a carrion symbol. It is drawn to dead and dying things. From Wikipedia:

The female housefly usually only mates once and stores the sperm for later use. She lays batches of about 100 eggs on decaying organic matter such as garbage, carrion or feces. […]

House flies are capable of carrying over 100 pathogens, such as those causing typhoid, cholera, salmonellosis, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax, ophthalmia, and parasitic worms. Some strains have become immune to the most common insecticides.

House flies feed on liquid or semiliquid substances beside solid material which has been softened by salivating or vomit. Because of their large intake of food they deposit feces constantly, which is one of the factors that makes the insect a dangerous carrier of pathogens.

Attracted to “garbage, carrion or feces”; carrier of pathogens; “feed on…vomit”: “deposit feces constantly” — perfect description of Hillary and Obama.

“Lord of the flies” is also the meaning of the Greek name for Beelzebub, one of the princes of Hell.

According to the blog post, “Demonic Possession Symptoms, Signs, Stories and Facts“:

“Other phenomena associated with the presence of a demon include an acrid stench….”

From, on the definition of “acrid”:

Acrid is the nasty sting that you feel in your nose when you walk by a building that just burned down––it’s sulfur mixed with smoke.

order-of-exorcistsFrom an account of an exorcism in Los Angeles by a priest of the Catholic Order of Exorcists at The Sacred Order of Saint Michael the Archangel:

“It was a rainy mid-April day around 5PM when a call came from one of our bishops in Long Beach California, asking if there is a priest available to do a house blessing in a rundown, low income area of Los Angeles. I said I was available. […]

As I entered the dark hallway I saw shadows moving along the hallway walls, but there was no one around. I heard sounds of a woman screaming that echo throughout the building. […] As I entered the room, the possessed was sitting on the floor with a comb in her hand, scratching and cutting herself with the comb, while screaming and laughing at the top of her lungs. Her stepfather and mother helped me to place her on a mattress that was laying on the floor. She was only twenty years old, but appeared wrinkled like she was over hundred, had a gray pallor, and a horrible stench.

See also:

H/t Will Shanley


Sunday Devotional: In times of trouble, remain faithful and be persistent

Psalm 121:1

I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
From whence shall come my help?

In trying times, have we not all felt Psalm 121‘s desolation and despondency?

Yesterday, I received news that a beloved priest had passed.

Father Richard was a brilliant man, blessed with a sharp mind, ironic wit, and facile in social interactions — rare attributes in priests and any person. After a lifetime as a History professor, he answered the Call and became a priest. He was my Confessor, to whom I made my tear-drenched Confession 14 years ago and so reconciled myself with God and the Church after decades of wanderings.

Hearing that he had passed, I broke down weeping — not for Fr. Richard, for I know he is in Heaven, conversing with Erasmus, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the other brilliant intellects of the Renaissance whom he had studied. My tears were for myself, for I am still here, in this wretched world, bone-tired and battle-weary in this endless spiritual and political war, the stakes of which only mount by the day . . . .

Not coincidentally, the answer to Psalm 121‘s and my cris de coeur is in today’s Scripture readings. May you find in them the same solace and encouragement I found.

2 Timothy 3:14-4:2

Remain faithful to what you have learned and believed,
because you know from whom you learned it,
and that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures,
which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation
through faith in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is inspired by God
and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction,
and for training in righteousness,
so that one who belongs to God may be competent,
equipped for every good work.

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,
who will judge the living and the dead,
and by his appearing and his kingly power:
proclaim the word;
be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;
convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.

Armor of God I can do all things through Christ

For we are told —

Luke 18:6-8

The Lord said,
“…Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones
who call out to him day and night?
Will he be slow to answer them?
I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily.
But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

footstepsSee also “Sunday Devotional: He will never break your heart“.

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,


Seven things that anger the Lord

Hillary's hole, with Obama at DNC, July 27, 2016

There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:

  1. haughty eyes,
  2. a lying tongue,
  3. hands that shed innocent blood,
  4. a heart that devises wicked schemes,
  5. feet that are quick to rush into evil,
  6. a false witness who pours out lies
  7. and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

– Proverbs 6:16-19

So Hillary and Barry, if the shoe fits…