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Mary, Conceived without Sin, Pray for us who have Recourse to Thee


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Whether it Pleases You or Not

Schisma iam factum est

The Catholic Church is in Schism already

Francis the Scismatic
and this man is the cause




A Viper in the Vatican

and His Own Brood of Vipers

A Viper in the Vatican - and his brood of vipers

Look closely:
The photograph on the right
is simply superimposed
on a Cobra


“You’re looking at a snake/reptilian head with two large eyes, reptilian skin and a mouth with two large fangs. The hall leading from the stage is curved and even looks like a snake's tongue.

From the Pope’s vantage point to the audience, it is a similar look except the mouth has multiple teeth. In none of the other pictures that I’ve seen is there any distortion of the audience or the pope do to a fisheye lens effect.

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Paul VI
Audience Hall

Even the outside of the building is designed to look like a snake head.

The architecture of this building is completely different from all other Vatican buildings. Why? It is different down to the tile used on the outside to give a reptilian skin appearance.

Furthermore there are no other traditional Christian symbols in the hall.

There are absolutely no crucifixes.

Why built like a snake?

Why does the pope speak from the mouth/tongue of the
serpents head ?!?”



Two Vipers in the Vatican
Two Vipers in the Vatican

Fazzini’s “resurrection” of demons and skulls

Demons, Skulls,
and another Snake in the Garden
arising in Fazzini’s “resurrection”


Fazzini’s Nuclear “christ” in the Paul VI Audience Hall
Fazzini’s Nuclear “christ” *


A Frightening Diorama

in the Paul VI Audience Hall

In a description that is itself descriptive of the impoverished minds of that sad body of men called the Catholic bishops in America, the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) describes the macabre nightmare above as — ready? — “An ‘explosion’ of spirituality.”

Do you feel it? Are you transported by this? What arises within you? What is that surge, apart from the vomitus?

In a brief excursion into the real world, they do go on to state that,

“[Fazzini] used polystyrene, a then-experimental plastic which, when heated, sent toxic microplastics into the air. Creating the model of ‘Resurrection’ gave Fazzini lung poisoning, which led to the artist's death a decade after the sculpture was completed.”

It Killed Fazzini and it Appears to be Trying to Kill you! 1

Regrettably, what killed Fazzini is still killing us: even a brief look at this massive blight — which the USCCB acknowledges that some [some?] find it, in their words, “creepy and demonic” — is likely to send children running for their lives to escape it while leaving adults just “creeped out.” Not only was it toxic to Fazzini, it is toxic to us. Can anyone of a sound mind truthfully say that they are spiritually elevated, “lifted up,” by this scrap metal — and not have to go to Confession afterward?

A crack to Hell did not open up in the Vatican following Vatican II as Paul VI observed. A chasm did, and the throne of Peter tumbled into it headlong. Paul VI saw this1 — and did nothing to stamp out the encroaching flames; indeed he fanned them in all ecumenical zeal. And not Paul VI alone. His three successors keep “celebrating” the sacrilegious and now recurring “World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi” — joining heretics and pagans in prayer to their false gods: first John Paul II (Assisi on October 27, 1986) , then Benedict XVI (October 27, 2011 ) and, of course, Bergoglio on September 20, 2016.

And still you regard John Paul II and Benedict VI as attempting to keep custody of the 2000 years of traditional Catholicism? I think not. We have had no canonized pope since the death of Pope Saint Pius X in 1914 — despite the auto-canonization of every post-Vatican II pope by a successor (until  the notion of canonization has now become rote and meaningless).

As there was a snake in the Garden in the beginning2, it is altogether fitting that we find him now (possibly near the end) on the throne. The Paul VI Hall is unquestionably emblematic of all that has gone wrong in the Church since “good John” XXIII “flung open its windows” to let in the reek of the world while providing a draft for the flames smoldering beneath it. In this sense, it is the most fitting venue of the post-Vatican-II popes precisely because it has been the abode of snakes for the past 52 years, and each of them has spawned their brood as recreant cardinals and bishops every bit as poisonous as the first serpent was to our first parents.

But none have made themselves enemies of the Faithful and of the Gospel, of all that is good, true, and beautiful — in the manner and measure of the heretic Bergoglio. Do not be deceived thinking that a dove will arise from the pit of snakes. The skin may be shed but a brood has already been spawned.

Do I judge” every pontiff since 1962? Of course not. But I do recognize a snake when I see one, and for all your pretensions that it is not a snake, and not poisonous, I will not feed it. And neither should you.

Saint John the Baptist said it best: 

Progenies viperarum! Brood of vipers! Who has warned you to flee the wrath to come?” (St. Matthew 3.7)


*  (this art work” weighs 1-1/2 times more than largest main battle tank at only 54 tons by comparison.)

1Satan’s smoke has made its way into the temple of God through some crack.”—Pope Paul VI, 1972

2 Genesis 3.1


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Martyrology for Today

Semen est sanguis Christianorum (The blood of Christians is the seed of the Church) Tertullian, Apologeticum, 50



Thursday September 21st in the Year of Grace 2023

Time after Pentecost

This Day, the Twenty-First Day of September

The birthday of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, who suffered martyrdom in  Ethiopia, while engaged in preaching. The Gospel written by him in Hebrew was, by his  own revelation, found in the time of the emperor Zeno, together with the relics of the blessed apostle Barnabas.

In the land of Saar, the holy prophet Jonas, who was buried in Geth.

At Rome, St. Pamphilus, martyr.

At twenty miles from Rome, on the Claudian way, the martyrdom of St. Alexander, bishop, in the time of the emperor Antoninus. For the faith of Christ he was loaded with fetters, scourged, tortured, burned with torches, torn with iron hooks, exposed to the beasts and cast into the flames, but having overcome all these torments, he was finally beheaded, and so attained the glory of eternal life. His body was afterwards carried into the city by the blessed Pope Damasus, on the 26th of November, on which day his feast is to be celebrated by order of the same Pontiff.

In Phoenicia, St. Eusebius, martyr, who, of his own accord, went to the prefect, and declaring himself a Christian, was subjected by him to many torments, and finally beheaded.

In Cyprus, St. Isacius, bishop and martyr.

In the same place, St. Meletius, bishop and confessor.

In Ethiopia, St. Iphigenia, virgin, who being baptized and consecrated to God by the blessed Apostle Matthew, ended her holy life in peace.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.

Omnes sancti Mártyres, oráte pro nobis. ("All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us", from the Litaniae Sanctorum, the Litany of the Saints)

Response: Thanks be to God.



Semen est sanguis Christianorum” — Tertullian
(the Blood of the Martyrs is the seed of the Church)

Roman Martyrology by Month

Why the Martyrs Matter

Each day we bring you a calendar, a list really, of the holy Martyrs who had suffered and died for Christ, for His Bride the Church, and for our holy Catholic Faith; men and women for whom — and well they knew — their Profession of Faith would cost them their lives.

They could have repudiated all three (Christ, Church, and Catholic Faith) and kept their lives for a short time longer (even the lapsi only postponed their death — and at so great a cost!)

What would motivate men, women, even children and entire families to willingly undergo the most evil and painfully devised tortures; to suffer death rather than denial?

Why did they not renounce their Catholic Faith when the first flame licked at their feet, after the first eye was plucked out, or after they were “baptized” in mockery by boiling water or molten lead poured over their heads? Why did they not flee to offer incense to the pagan gods since such a ritual concession would be merely perfunctory, having been done, after all, under duress, exacted by the compulsion of the state? What is a little burned incense and a few words uttered without conviction, compared to your own life and the lives of those you love? Surely God knows that you are merely placating the state with empty gestures …

Did they love their wives, husbands, children — their mothers, fathers and friends less than we do? Did they value their own lives less? Were they less sensitive to pain than we are? In a word, what did they possess that we do not?

Nothing. They possessed what we ourselves are given in the Sacrament of Confirmation — but cleaved to it in far greater measure than we do: Faith and faithfulness; fortitude and valor, uncompromising belief in the invincible reality of God, of life eternal in Him for the faithful, of damnation everlasting apart from Him for the unfaithful; of the ephemerality of this passing world and all within it, and lives lived in total accord with that adamant belief.

We are the Martyrs to come! What made them so will make us so. What they suffered we will suffer. What they died for, we will die for. If only we will! For most us, life will be a bloodless martyrdom, a suffering for Christ, for the sake of Christ, for the sake of the Church in a thousand ways outside the arena. The road to Heaven is lined on both sides with Crosses, and upon the Crosses people, people who suffered unknown to the world, but known to God. Catholics living in partibus infidelium, under the scourge of Islam. Loveless marriages. Injustices on all sides. Poverty. Illness. Old age. Dependency. They are the cruciform! Those whose lives became Crosses because they would not flee God, the Church, the call to, the demand for, holiness in the most ordinary things of life made extraordinary through the grace of God. The Martyrology we celebrate each day is just a vignette, a small, immeasurably small, sampling of the martyrdom that has been the lives of countless men and women whom Christ and the Angels know, but whom the world does not know.

“Exemplum enim dedi vobis”, Christ said to His Apostles: “I have given you an example.” And His Martyrs give one to us — and that is why the Martyrs matter.

  • A Martyr is one who suffers tortures and a violent death for the sake of Christ and the Catholic Faith.

  • A Confessor is one who confesses Christ publicly in times of persecution and who suffers torture, or severe punishment by secular authorities as a consequence. It is a title given only given to those who suffered for the Faith  —  but was not  killed for it  —   and who had persevered in the Faith until the end.

Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal

Note: We suggest that you explore our newly edited and revised De SS. Martyrum Cruciatibus — The Torments and Tortures of the Christian Martyrs for an in-depth historical account of the sufferings of the Martyrs.



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