Why There is So Much Envy on Social Media? – St John Vianney on Envy

Envy on social media is a first-world problem that we face today. Nowhere is envy more apparent than on social media. Social media being what it is, creates an atmosphere where validation comes in the form of likes and follows. Therefore, those who live on social media are in an endless cycle of exchanging brags … Read more

Don’t Shun the Process: Eucharistic Processions and Reparation

Throughout the month of June, we celebrate Holy Mother Church’s devotion to the Sacred Heart.  On Corpus Christi, some parishes have wonderful Eucharistic processions. One might wonder, why are there processions for this feast day and not others? Why have Eucharistic processions & other processions of reparation given way to processions of celebration? The duty … Read more

Racism Among Traditional Catholics on Facebook – Say It Isn’t So – Part I

2020 Update – the 2020 Racial Riots

Because I am not a Leftist who believes in erasing history, I thought I’d dig up this old post about my experience with racism on Catholic Facebook.
I have grown in understanding since then and feel so differently about race and the racial divisions in the United States.
I understand that I had been brainwashed to think everything was racism, while in fact, most are misunderstandings based on not being exposed to other races and cultures.
However, there is true racism and we should call it out when we see it.

2017 Update

With the recent news events, I thought I’d update my experience,  discussed in the post below from 2015.  Part II can be found here.

This is not a popular topic among white-American Catholics.  In fact, you are called racist for trying to be “divisive”.  However, I think it is a conversation we should continue to have.

I continue to see comments from Traditional Catholics celebrating “white pride” and threads that imply Catholicism is somehow linked to Nationalistic thought.

So things haven’t changed that much, unfortunately.

What has been your experience?


Original 2015 Post

“I believe segregation was good. There’s a reason why God had different races. Race mixing is disgusting and ungodly”, so said  a white Catholic Facebook group member.

Wait. How did I find myself in a meeting of the Aryan youth? Most importantly, how did I get in with my dark skin? I’m being facetious about numbering myself among the Aryan youth, but over the four years that I have been a traditional Catholic and involved in Catholic Facebook groups, I have found myself suddenly transported into an era where blacks are called animals and monkeys and “Moriscos (Moors), where people are comfortable posting that the black community causes all the problems within America due to the high crime rates and illegitimacy rates (a favorite topic), and implying that they deserve any undue police brutality because “all lives matter”. Don’t let me start on the Jew hate.

Whoa! I didn’t find any of these teachings in the Catechism of the Catholic Church – not even in the Baltimore or Catechism of Trent!

st nartin de porres, st martinNow granted, all these loud purveyors of heresy – yes it is heresy to believe that God would condone racism when he created us in all of our beautiful phenotype variety – would probably never daretheir mouths offline. Fortunately, most people who have been raised correctly have filters and don’t just blurt out every thought that enters their heads. The anonymity of the internet makes shy introverts aggressive and removes any filter that a decent person might have. Some might say, “It’s the internet. Get over it.” Interestingly, however real friendships are forged on Facebook with people even meeting each other offline. Gone are the days when the internet was not meshed with our offline lives. We are always connected, so it hurts when you see some of the “friends” you laugh with, pray with and counsel, make racially-tinged comments or “like” the comments of their more obviously racist friends.

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Database of Priests Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse – Now Live

With all the talk about transparency and accountability that has occurred in the past year, it is a shame that a secular organization is the first to have created a comprehensive database of priests CREDIBLY accused of sexual abuse in the United States. “Truly, this vice is never to be compared with any other vice … Read more

The Priestly Celibacy Loophole – A Former Priest Speaks on the Catholic Priesthood’s Homosexual Subculture

Roman Manchester, a former priest in the Providence of Rhode Island, speaks about priestly celibacy & the pervasive homosexual subculture within the priesthood. It turns out that for some, priestly celibacy is a joke and they believe they’ve found a loophole. The Priestly Celibacy Loophole “I’m going to let you all in on a little … Read more

WHICH CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SHOULD A TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC USE?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, revised in 1997 (CCC), was seen as a “great cause for joy”, by Pope John Paul II. “With today’s promulgation of the Latin typical edition, therefore, the task of composing the Catechism, begun in 1986, is brought to a close and the desire of the aforementioned Extraordinary Synod of … Read more

Are Catholic Preppers (Survivalists) Paranoid or Prudent?

Catholic Preppers Catholic Preppers, or survivalists, are people who believe “catastrophic disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and make active preparations for it, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies.” Basically, the definition above is the COMPLETE opposite of me.  My outdoor skills are essentially non-existent, having been raised in … Read more