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Assent to Counter Dissent – The Day the M̶̷̲̅ᴜ̶̷̲̅s̶̷̲̅ɪ̶̷̲̅ᴄ̶̷̲̅ Parish Died

It’s cold and damp out here in the barn.

Those good ole boys, Petition the dead horse and Fre3d Capra, have joined me in drinking a little whiskey and rye.

Petition slowly raises his head feebly saying, “Father, just say the black and do the red. Is that too much to ask?” Hearing no reply his head falls back to the floor. You’re a beaten dead horse if you dare ask for what’s right.

Fre3d Capra tries to cheer us up with some songs from the Adoremus Hymnal. But his attempt falls flat as we remember that hymnal rightly belongs in the pews at St. Peter’s and not in my barn. Parishioners asked to keep the hymnals, but you’re a beaten dead horse if you dare ask for what’s right.

dead-horseThere was member of the Finance Council who pointed out potential concerns about parish finances. He, himself would not contribute until his concerns could be allayed. But he was asked to leave the Council. If you attempt to dissent against a dissenter, you will become a beaten dead horse.

There was second member of the Finance Council who also voiced concerns. He too was dismissed. Once again, showing that you are a beaten dead horse if you dare ask for what’s right at St. Peter’s Parish.

More recently, another Finance Council member challenged the way a large sum had been spent without review by the Council. Rather than sign a statement that all was well when one could not be sure that all was well, he resigned from the Council. The point is clear enough now, you are a beaten dead horse if you dare ask for what’s right.

Those good ole boys Petition and Fre3d pour us another round of whiskey and rye. A silent salute is made in tribute to three former Finance Council members, three soldiers of the Church Militant who dared to ask for what’s right.

It’s cold and damp out here in the barn, but those good ole boys Petition and Fre3d have been watching this all happen for two and a half years. If you dare to assent to the teachings of the Church and simple Catholic common sense, you will become a beaten dead horse at St. Peter’s.

So, now it’s time for a purge at the Parish Pastoral Council. Just like at the Finance Council, one can not be allowed to voice an opinion that is counter to the Pastor’s thinking. It is required that your “party” credentials must be spotless to be a member.

A few weeks back, a Council member was asked to resign. That member and his wife had dared to ask for what is right. They did so publicly in this blog, the Sheep of Kephas. But that act of assent to counter dissent was viewed as grounds for dismissal from the Pastoral Council.

4458652-rambler01loPetition, Fre3d, and I had thought about taking the old 1962 pink Rambler and surfboard down to Pensacola, Florida and sit on the beach with our Adoremus Hymnals and sing some Advent standards. However, tonight, here in the cold and damp barn we decided not to go. The fight is here, St. Peter’s is our Parish. We will continue to ask for what’s right, we will continue to fight, even, yes, even if we must be beaten like a dead horse.

Like Petition, I will raise my head and say, “Father, just say the black and do the red. Is that too much to ask?”

Meanwhile, my dear sweet wife will make the long drive to other, saner parishes and pray novenas and make sacrifices, as we all should.

Yes, it’s cold and damp out here in the barn.

Those good ole boys Petition the dead horse and Fre3d Capra have joined me in drinking a little whiskey and rye. And I’ll keep praying for the “status quo ante” until the day that I die.

And the moral of this story is: becoming a beaten dead horse at St. Peter’s is as simple as American Pie.

And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the M̶̷̲̅ᴜ̶̷̲̅s̶̷̲̅ɪ̶̷̲̅ᴄ̶̷̲̅  Parish died.

(To our readers, there will be more to follow.)



CCHD Update

One of this blog’s followers pointed out an item in this week’s bulletin. I think it is noteworthy.

In 2014, our Pastor did not list the amount of the CCHD collection in Bulletin_2014-11-30.

In 2015, our Pastor noted in Bulletin_2015-11-29 that the CCHD collection amounted to $1,406.25.

This year, our Pastor reported in Bulletin_2016-11-27 that the CCHD collection was only $284.00.

The word got out, was heard, and there was a response. Perhaps those who run the CCHD will finally understand.


For the Sheep in Exile – Bulletin 2016-11-27

Here is Bulletin_2016-11-27

The following comes from EWTN. You can also find it in the St. John the Baptist bulletin for this week. This year my husband and I are praying it for St. Peter’s, the Diocese of Arlington, and our country:

Beginning on St. Andrew the Apostle’s feast day, November 30, the following beautiful prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming.

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
[here mention your request]

through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

And on entirely unrelated note, the song for today is American Pie. If you get a chance, stop in at Copper Fox Distillery. By the way this is not a paid advertisement, I just love their rye.

So bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey ‘n’ Rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die


Soul Check: WooHoo! The parking lot is a sin!

I pray that all of you had a most pleasant and family-filled Thanksgiving. I had a wonderful day with my family, it was filled with God’s blessings. We were all truly thankful to Him.

Of course, the best way to offer thanks to God is to attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Unfortunately, at St. Peter Catholic Church there was no Mass. Instead, there was an “ecumenical Thanksgiving service.” (See For the Sheep in Exile: Bulletin 2016-11-20.)

Nevertheless, the expensive, newly paved parking lot was filled with cars from all over Rappahannock County and from other states as well.



And true to form, as can be seen above, the RAPPAHANNOCK CLERGY ASSOCIATION got the word out and filled up that sinful parking lot. (Please see From St. Peter’s to St. Peter’s for why I think the parking lot is a sin.)

Interestingly, many of the cars had bumper stickers promoting liberal and progressive candidates and causes. Though they may have been hidden from view, the casual observer could find no pro-life or pro-family bumper stickers. Hmmmm!?




Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd. He spoke to St. Peter and said, “Feed my sheep.”

Where is our shepherd?

And as far as the “ecumenical Thanksgiving service” is concerned – how many souls were saved?

As you may remember, this blog is dedicated to St. Francis de Sales. Through his work over the course of four years, 72,000 Calvinists were brought back into the Catholic Church. He was an awesome saint and I love this quote:


Now I return to what Joni Mitchell would sing: (Click here.)

Don’t it always seem to go

That you don’t know what you’ve got

Till it’s gone

They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot








For the Sheep in Exile: Bulletin 2016-11-20

Here is Bulletin_2016-11-20

If you are planning on going to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Thanksgiving Day, don’t go to St. Peter’s.

There will be no Mass. Instead there will be an ecumenical “Community Thanksgiving service.”

The sheep will have to forage for spiritual food elsewhere.

2014 – Our Pastor Arrives

He gives us Mass, but he invites us to a Baptist church afterwards.



2015 – Our Pastor Establishes the Rappahannock Clergy Association

He gives us Mass, and once again he invites us to a Baptist church.



2016 – Our Pastor is Leading the Sheep Astray

This year, he invites the Baptists and all others to our Church, but there is no Thanksgiving Day Mass!!!



Question: Is St. Peter’s still Catholic?????

There is no music that expresses the sadness in my heart unless it is this. (Click here)






SJW? Look to the CCHD

We are approaching the eerie and scary eve of the SJW. Yes, it is almost time for the CCHD collection and the SJW’s (social justice warriors) will be gathered around their fires and cauldrons awaiting the infusion of new funding and grants to rejuvenate their zombie SJW spirits.

(No, not all CCHD grantees are bad, but as shown in my last post, there are still some that just don’t deserve our Catholic money.)

How can we stop this?

Simple. Until the CCHD is cleaned up, put your envelope into the collection basket and insert the following:


Also, my very sincere thank you to the sheep in exile who sent this post card to many of St. Peter’s parishioners.


By the way Father, can any parishioner attend the next Parish Pastoral Council meeting? Or is it a closed door session?

The following is dedicated to the SJW’s in the parish: (You can sing along here.)

Well I saw the thing comin’ out of the sky
It had the one long horn, one big eye
I commenced to shakin’ and I said “ooh-eee”
It looks like a purple eater [social justice warrior] to me


Soul Check – CCHD Follow-up – “no it has not!”

Yesterday, I gave my opinion on the CCHD collection. It’s all about the money.

The Lepanto Institute came out just today with new research on where your money is going. Let’s see what Lepanto says: (Read the full article here.)

As the collection is coming up, people have been asking if CCHD has cleaned up its act, or if it has fixed its problems, as it has claimed.  Without any equivocation or hesitation, we can say with certainty, “no it has not!

As I stated before, I’m not putting any money into this collection. The corruption at CCHD continues and our Pastor says, “This is a very good collection, it does a lot.”

I don’t think so!!!!



My husband had his warning sign.




And for the CCHD collection, I have mine