Friday, 5 June 2015

1,000,000 Thank-yous + 1 and the Law of Unintended Consequences

This obscure blog has just past 1,000,000 page views. It happened in the last few minutes.

Never, would I have thought that it would achieve this milestone and truthfully, it is still minute compared to some of my favourites out there who do much good work. I started this blog during the time I was directing a choir in my local parish. My late brother had a blog to document his illness and I got the idea from him. It was a way of keeping the choir up-to-date with the music program.

Eventually, I could not resist posting an opinion or two.

Just after last Christmas, I thought it quite remarkable that Vox Cantoris broke through the 600,000 mark. For that, it took ten years; obscure indeed was this blog. Now, only five months later another 400,000 plus have been added in what is for this blog, a remarkably short time. The largest single read post remains "Behold the Tabernacle of the Seattle Seahawks" and I'm sure that will be the case for quite a while at almost 20,000 direct hits. 

Thank you, dear reader, for coming here. I've not always been polite and I've often been quite crass. I am sorry if I've offended you and I shall try to do better. However, I admit to being angry. I am angry that the Lord I love and His Church have been so betrayed by those who were called and who are privileged to be His servants and our shepherds. I am disgusted by the liturgical and catechetical deformation, the rape and sodomising of boys and girls by those trusted, the infiltration of evil men into her ranks and the capitulation to the deformed culture of the world. 

I must thank PewSitter for picking up some of my posts, particularly as a result of a certain person and by whose actions, I must really thank.

How could I not give him a special mention to thank the one person responsible for the escalation in readership over the last four months. He is a man of great renown. An American who has adopted my country as his home. He is a priest who has interviewed some of the finest heretics of the most recent years to great shame including Gregory Baum and Timothy Radcliffe. He has been a promoter of the "Francis Effect" to great acclaim. He is incredibly well-educated with numerous international degrees and has many appointments and official positions in academia. He is a columnist in various Catholic newspapers and like Timothy Radcliffe, he is a Consultor to the Holy See. He was the organisational genius behind World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto and he heads the incredibly successful Salt + Light Television, Canada's Catholic Channel of Hope. Thank you; Father Thomas J. Rosica, CSB for the unintended attempt to sue me into bankruptcy and thereby bouncing this blog into a level where I have been able to meet so many other bloggers around the world and be known to so many more readers.

As for the wonderful Congregation of St. Basil, who did so much good to me as a boy of 13, thank you as well for the unintended consequences of catapulting this blog to over 1,000,000 readers. Without those Basilian Fathers of a previous generation filling me with the intestinal and testicular fortitude to stand up and confront the bullies, wherever they are and whatever they wear, this blog would not have been sustained. If not for those abusive days, I would not be filled the righteous anger to stand up for the Truth of Christ and His Church against those who would seek to tear Her down and make victims of other little boys! 

They will never bully, abuse, rape, victimise or sodomise again!

They are now leaving Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Toronto which will be staffed by diocesan priests. The are marked for extinction.


Fox said...

Yay Vox!!!!! Keep it up!!! The work you do here is so valuable and crucial to the Catholic community. So many people all over the world count on your research and your writings here. The church will be better off because you have helped to educate people. I knew I would marry you when I realized you stand up for your faith and you have an intimate relationship with the TRUTH.

You have my full support,


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Lawrence and Susan Fox said...

Vox Congratulations! Your blog has accomplished much much good. Thanks for cleaning up the Church. God bless you. Susan Fox

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

Congratulations! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog daily since the Seattle Seahawks post and will continue to do so! Congrats and God bless you and yours! Thank you for your brave service to Holy Church!

Michael Dowd said...

Thank you and God Bless your work. Especially now-a-days there are so many Catholics and other hungry for the Truth, hungry for courage, hungry for leadership, hungry for God. Thank you all you do to feed us.

Barona said...

Vox Cantoris, the Number One Catholic Blog in Canada. God bless!