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Saturday 31 December 2022

Benedict XVI is dead.

Benedict XVI died this morning. May God have mercy upon his soul.

I remember well the day he was elected. The Catholic institution where I work made the announcement that the "Habemus Papam" was imminent and that televisions were set up in the atrium. As Jorge Cardinal Medina, the Camerlengo said the words, "Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominium, Dominum Josephus Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Ratzinger," I put my fist in the air with a shout of "YES!". One clerk clapped. The executives and other senior staff stood in silence and walked away in shock and horror. It was quite the moment. I read The Ratzinger Report after my awakening to tradition in Ottawa at the time of the fledgling Ottawa Oratory of St. Philip Neri. He was the Pope of my reversion and my liturgical coming of age. To me, he died nearly a decade ago. He abandoned me, he abandoned my family, he abandoned all of us. There is not much else to write without speaking ill of the dead. The greatest thing he will be remembered for is Summorum Pontificum and the weakness of the document itself is apparent. An Apostolic Constitution and a suri juris structure would have been the better way. 

Bergoglio's time is also short. He will now move quickly, very quickly with the rest of his plan.

God help us. 

God in heaven, have mercy upon your servant, Joseph Ratzinger.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

Saturday 24 December 2022

A blessed Christmas to you.

From our house to yours, may you be blest by the Child born in Bethlehem, and may you have a joyful Christmas. Thank you for your comments and kindness over the years. 

Sunday 18 December 2022



Father Frank Pavone, founder of Priests for Life and a warrior in the fight against the murder of babies in the womb has been "laicized" by the Vatican where they actually refer to him as "Mr." The details can be read here: BREAKING: Vatican Dismisses Father Frank Pavone From Priesthood| National Catholic Register (ncregister.com) The dicastery decision, no doubt approved by Bergoglio, even goes so far as stating that there can be no appeals. Make no mistake, this repugnant and diabolical action would not have happened without the full knowledge and approval of Jorge Bergoglio.

I cannot even imagine where Father Pavone goes from here. I won't sink so low as to refer to him as, "Mister." However, I imagine he knows much on which he has kept silent. What does he know about bishops and cardinals and others who have milked the Church for their own gain and have worked against the Gospel of Life? As Musk now knows, Father Pavone knows where many bodies are buried, and I'm not speaking of those aborted.

The dichotomy between the two priests and their actions in the above cannot be more apparent. On the left is a priest accused of "blasphemy" by uttering a curse using the name of God (from which he repented) and on the right, a priest who blasphemes the truth of Catholic teaching on the sin of sodomy of which he has never repented and is left to continue. On the left, is a priest that has been accused of disobeying his bishop and being too aggressive on the matter of abortion, and on the right is a priest whose error is ignored consistently by the Superiors of his Society and the Archbishop of New York where he ministers. On the left, a priest upholds Catholic sexual morality, and on the right, one embraces and promotes the opposite. 

Just over a year ago, Phil Lawler wrote of the "coming showdown" Father Pavone's last stand | Catholic Culture. Father Pavone is a zealot for the unborn. Perhaps, in his zealousness, he has made some errors. Again, I refer back to the comparison above. The disobedience to the bishop is a serious one. Even St. Pio obeyed and went silent when it was ordered. But St. Pio was not dealing with mass murder. One wonders if this were the case, would he have retreated for the years that he did?

Look, this is not about uttering "g--- damn" or displaying fetal remains on a table sometimes used for Mass (not that it should ever have been, we are not in the catacombs, yet). This is about shutting him up and getting rid of him because of his zealous fight against the murder of the unborn.

This is the Vatican and Papacy that gives office space to Jeffery Sachs.

This is the Vatican and Papacy that has signed on and promoted the United Nations' anti-life sustainability goals.

This is the Vatican and Papacy that has utterly destroyed the Pontifical Academy for Life and is turning Catholic moral teaching on its head. 

This is from the Pope that praised Italy's Emma Bonino, a notorious abortionist. A post on this blog about his praise of her remains the most widely read in the history of this blog. Vox Cantoris: Pope Bergoglio! Shall we look at what she did?

I could go on.

No, this is not about an argument with a bishop, profanity, or bad judgment in presenting a visual argument. This is about those Vatican rats shutting up a man who is an attack on their own consciences and the Democrat Party politburo who has had enough of these uppity Catholics.

A stinking disgrace.

Saturday 17 December 2022

The beauty and holiness of the sung Advent Ember Saturday

Today is the Advent Ember Saturday. It also happens to be the day, when at Vespers, we sing the great "O" Antiphons at the Magnificat. At noon today, I will chant the Advent Ember liturgy in a small country church. A friend will vest and chant the lections from the sanctuary and I will sing the great Graduals looking down from the small loft. Vox will be joined by Fox (a name coined by the dearly missed Kinkora priest). We will sing the simple Advent ferial Mass, Veni, Veni Emmanuel, Rorate Caeli, Conditor Alme Siderum, and the Alma Redemptoris. Simple and beautiful chants preparing in our hearts and minds for the Nativity of the Lord.

"Today is Ember Saturday in Advent. It is a day of Fast and Partial Abstinence as we prepare for one week from today the coming of the Lord. Today is a Major Feria, not Privileged Station at St. Peter‘s. In the first ages ordinations took place in Rome only in the month of December usually at the tomb of St. Peter. The Pope alone inherits the plenitude of St. Peter’s primacy, and in the Twelfth Century it came to be the rule that the papal consecration alone was carried out at the altar over the tomb of the Apostle. The long Mass contains the traces of the fast which began after supper on Friday and lasted until the dawn of Sunday; in that period there was no Mass on Saturday. St. Gregory shortened the primitive vigil and the Mass assumed the form in which we have it today. The Mass includes the great canticle of the Blessings which, in the earlier rite formed the morning doxology. According to the Pontifical now in use, Tonsure is conferred after the Kyrie Eleison; the ordination of Porters follows the first lesson; of Readers, the second; of Exorcists, the third; of Acolytes, the fourth; of sub-deacons, the fifth. Deaconship is conferred at the end of the Epistle; the priesthood is conferred after the first versicle of the Tract. Christianity came into a world in which events were carefully noted; the oriental religions arose in a primitive world lost in the haze of primitive barbarism. It is for this reason that St. Luke begins the narrative of the Gospel of Jesus with chronological notes concerning the rulers who were then controlling the destinies of Palestine. The Messias assumes the consoling name of Emmanuel, God with us. The Word Himself will soon come to make, His dwellIng-place amongst us and to redeem us, and in order to show by His very name all this merciful plan of salvation, He will be called Emmanuel and Jesus– that is, Saviour."

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski writes of The Demanding Glory of Advent’s Ember Saturday - OnePeterFive. He recalls his first time attending and singing the great hymn from the Book of Daniel - Benedictus es. My first Ember was not the first time I had sung that hymn. When the Toronto Oratory offered the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite in Latin, we sang it on Trinity Sunday. It is actually an option in the new Missal to substitute it for the Gradual in the new Latin missal and it does show up as Responsory Psalm every three years. 

I recall. my own first experience with the full Advent Ember Saturday. At the time, I was the cantor at a lovely church in the bucolic hamlet of Kinkora, 2 hours west of Toronto where each Sunday the diocesan priest offered the Mass in the extraordinary form. We scheduled a Rorate Mass for the early morning. It was December 22, 2012, ten years ago. I began to sing at St. Patrick's Kinkora in January 2011. Admittedly, Father and I were both not as acquainted with the calendar as we should have been, it was, yes, even for Vox Cantoris, a learning process. I received a call from Father on Thursday in a panic. He had just spoken with a priest from the Fraternity of St. Peter and mentioned the Rorate. To his horror, the Fraternity priest issued a rebuke! "It's Ember Saturday, it outranks, you cannot do a Rorate!" A simple solution I advised was to simply keep the schedule. The people are coming, we light the candles, and have the Ember Saturday at 5:30 A.M. I went the night before and we reviewed the Lessons which he would sing and the glorious Graduals which I would sing. From that point, the only time I have not sung the Advent Ember Saturday was when it was outranked by the Feast of St. Thomas or the tyrannical challenges of 2020 and 2021. In the 1962 Roman Missal, the Ember Saturday is stripped, having just one Lesson. Embers were to be part of the new calendar as determined by national bishop conferences. They all determined the four Ember Weeks should be discarded. 

Here is what was lost and which we have reclaimed and having done so, will never let go.

INTROIT Ps 79:4, 2.

Come, O Lord, from Your throne upon the Cherubim; if Your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe. Ps 79:2 O Shepherd of Israel, hearken, O Guide of the flock of Joseph! V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Come, O Lord, from Your throne upon the Cherubim; if Your face shine upon us, then we shall be saved.
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
O God, You Who see how we are troubled by our evil tendencies, mercifully grant that we may find consolation in Your coming. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. R. Amen

Lesson  Isa 19:20-22
Lesson from the book of Isaias: In those days, they shall cry out to the Lord against their oppressors, and He shall send them a Savior to defend and deliver them. The Lord shall make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day; they shall offer sacrifices and oblations, and fulfill the vows they make to the Lord. Although the Lord shall smite Egypt severely, He shall heal them; they shall turn to the Lord and He shall be won over, and the Lord, our God, shall heal them.
Gradual Ps 18:7, 2.
At one end of the heavens, He comes forth, and His course is to their other end. V. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Grant, we beseech You, almighty God, that we who are heavy-laden under the yoke of sin may be delivered from the bondage of old by the long-awaited new birth of Your only-begotten Son. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. R. Amen

Lesson  Isa 35:1-7
Lesson from the book of Isaias: Thus says the Lord: The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom. They will bloom with abundant flowers, and rejoice with joyful song. The glory of Lebanon will be given to them, the splendor of Carmel and Saron; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, say to those whose hearts are frightened: ‘Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, He comes with vindication; with divine recompense, He comes to save you.’ Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the dumb will sing. Streams will burst forth in the desert, and rivers in the steppe. The burning sands will become pools, and the thirsty ground, springs of water, says the Lord almighty.
Gradual Ps 18:6-7
He has pitched His tent in the sun, and He comes forth like the groom from his bridal chamber. V. At one end of the heavens He comes forth, and His course is to their other end.
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Saddened by the guilt of our deeds, we, Your unworthy servants, beseech You, O Lord, to gladden us by the coming of Your only-begotten Son. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. R. Amen

Lesson Isa 40:9-11
Lesson from the book of Isaias: Thus says the Lord: Go up onto a high mountain, Sion, herald of glad tidings; cry out at the top of your voice, Jerusalem, herald of good news! Fear not to cry out and say to the cities of Juda: ‘Here is your God! Here comes with power the Lord God, Who rules by His strong arm; here is His reward with Him, His recompense before Him. Like a shepherd He feeds His flock; in His arms He gathers the lambs, carrying them in His bosom, the Lord, our God.’
Gradual Ps 79:20; 79:3
O Lord God of Hosts, restore us; if Your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe.
V. Rouse Your power, O Lord, and come to save us.
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Grant, we beseech You, almighty God, that the coming festival of Your Son may bring us healing today and rewards eternal. Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.

Lesson  Isa. 45:1-8
Lesson from the book of Isaias: Thus says the Lord to His anointed, Cyrus, whose right hand I grasp, subduing nations before him, and disarming kings, opening doors before him and leaving the gates unbarred: I will go before you and level the mountains; bronze doors I will shatter, and iron bars I will snap. I will give you treasures out of the darkness, and riches that have been hidden away, that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, Who calls you by your name. For the sake of Jacob, My servant, of Israel. My chosen one, I have called you by your name, giving you a title, though you knew Me not. I am the Lord and there is no other, there is no God besides Me. It is I Who arm you, though you know Me not, so that toward the rising and the setting of the sun men may know that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, there is no other; I form the light, and create the darkness, I make well-being and create woe; I, the Lord, do all these things. Let the Just One descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop Him down. Let the earth open and a Savior bud forth; let justice also spring up! I, the Lord, have created this.
Gradual Ps 79:3, 2, 3.
Rouse Your power, O Lord, and come to save us. V. O Shepherd of Israel, hearken, O Guide of the flock of Joseph! From Your throne upon the Cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasse.
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Heed in Your mercy, we beseech You, O Lord, the prayers of Your people, that we, who are justly chastised for our sins, may be consoled by the coming of Your goodness. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. R. Amen

Lesson  Dan. 3:47-51
Lesson from the book of Daniel: In those days, the Angel of the Lord went down into the furnace with Azaria and his companions, drove the fiery flames out of the furnace, and made the inside of the furnace as though a dew-laden breeze were blowing through it. And the flames rose forty-nine cubits above the furnace, and spread out, burning the Chaldeans nearby, the king’s men who were stoking the furnace. And the fire in no way touched them or caused them pain or harm. Then these three in the furnace with one voice sang, glorifying and blessing God:

HYMN Dan. 3:52-56
Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. And blessed is Your holy and glorious name, praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages. Blessed are You in the temple of Your holy glory, praiseworthy and glorious above all forever. Blessed are You on the holy throne of Your kingdom, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Blessed are You upon the sceptre of Your divinity, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Blessed are You Who look into the depths from Your throne upon the Cherubim, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Blessed are You Who walk upon the wings of the wind, and on the waves of the sea, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Let all Your Angels and Saints bless You, and praise You and exalt You above all forever. Let the heavens, the earth, the sea and all the things that are in them bless You, and praise You and exalt You above all forever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our father, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, You Who tempered the flames of fire for the three young men, mercifully grant that the flames of sin may not burn us, Your servants. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. R. Amen.

EPISTLE 2 Thess. 2:1-8
Lesson from the second letter of St Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians: We beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together unto Him, not to be hastily shaken from your right mind, nor terrified, whether by spirit, or by utterance, or by letter attributed to us, as though the day of the Lord were near at hand. Let no one deceive you in any way, for the day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and is exalted above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple of God and gives himself out as if he were God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things? And now you know what restrains him, that he may be revealed in his proper time. For the mystery of iniquity is already at work; provided only that he who is at present restraining it, does still restrain, until he is gotten out of the way. And then the wicked one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and will destroy with the brightness of His coming. R. Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL Ps 79:2-3
O Shepherd of Israel, hearken, O Guide of the flock of Joseph! V. From Your throne upon the Cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasse. V. Rouse Your power, O Lord, and come to save us.

GOSPEL St Luke 3:1-6
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of the district of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zachary, in the desert. And he went into all the region about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of Isaias the prophet. The voice of one crying in the desert, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, make straight His paths. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked ways shall be made straight, and the rough ways smooth; and all mankind shall see the salvation of God.’

Rejoice heartily, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King shall come to you, a just Savior is He.

Look with favor, we beseech You, O Lord, upon the offerings here before You, that they may be beneficial for our devotion and for our salvation. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. R. Amen.

PREFACE of the Common
It is truly meet and just, and profitable unto salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks to thee, O Holy Lord, Father Almighty, eternal God, through Christ, our Lord. Though whom the angels praise thy majesty, the dominions adore it, the powers are in awe. Which the heavens and the hosts of heaven together with the blessed seraphim joyfully do magnify. And do thou command that it be permitted to us join with them in confessing thee, while we say with lowly praise:

He has rejoiced as a giant to run the way: at one end of the heavens He comes forth, and His course is to their other end.

We beseech You, O Lord our God, that the sacrament You have given as the bulwark of our atonement may be made a saving remedy for us in this life and in the life to come. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. R. Amen.

Friday 16 December 2022

Well, that didn't take long - Tom Rosica cancelled!

Well, what do we have here? An email from The Jesuits of Canada.

Chalk up another victory for Vox Cantoris!

Back to the bedpans, Tom!

Dear David,

For reasons beyond his control, Fr Thomas Rosica is unable to present his webinar
Discerning and Reimagining the Church Through the Lenses of Matthew's Gospel

We are forced to cancel the session. Please accept our apologies.

We will soon confirm other insightful webinars. For now, we invite you to our next one:
What Should I Do? Making Good Decisions, Individually and in Groups. Drawing from 500 years of Ignatian wisdom, Sr. Laurence Loubières will share tested steps to deepen authentic inner listening and communal discernment that leads to good decisions.

To learn more or to register,
click here.


The Jesuits of Canada

His Wikipedia appropriately documents the history.

Tuesday 13 December 2022

Tom Rosica makes a comeback - being hosted in a Zoom broadcast by the Jesuits of Canada!

There is an old saying about birds of a feather flocking together.

After a recent appearance at St. Peter's Church in Toronto, the Jesuits of Canada announce a major rehabilitation of Tom Rosica where he will give us his erudite thoughts, (well, will they be?) on discerning the Church today and re-imagining it through the Gospel of St. Matthew. 

For those not familiar, not only did old Tom try to sue me for writing the truth but he faced a worldwide mock-down for his actions and went away with his tail between his legs when Fogler Rubinoff decided that pro-bono only went so far and global crowd-funding would go further.

This was the first to actually expose Tom as a plagiariser. Ah, I remember it well.

"Will Francis change doctrine? No, that's not how doctrine changes. Doctrine changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge." Blah. Blah. Blah. The quote was from the National Catholic Reporter Richard Gailladartz and it was used repeatedly by Tom without attribution. Of course, after a few years, it was discovered that Rosciagate extended to twenty or thirty years of plagiarism noted previously on this blog and by Dorothy Cummings Maclean at LifeSiteNews. Yet, only a few months ago, he was again publicly exposed for doing it again. 

And the Jesuits of Canada now wish to associate with a serial plagiarist?

I can imagine a recent conversation between Tom and Gilles Mongeau, EssJay, the "Socius" of the Canada Province of the Jesuits.

Tom:     "Tell me Gilles, may I plagiarise whilst I pray?

Gilles:    "No Tom, but you may pray whilst you plagiarise!

Be sure to register!


Friday 9 December 2022

Thanks Tom.

Before Rosicagate, 600,000 and that took over a decade. It's called The Rosica Effect.

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Bergoglio calls Jesus a Communist

It's taken since November 22 for this to come out. It tells us something about the readership of America Magazine. Imagine a Catholic Order, The Jesuits, naming their magazine thusly.

Well, Bergoglio has equated himself with a communist, given that he cares about the poor, allegedly. It naturally follows then that so is Our Lord.

Exclusive: Pope Francis discusses Ukraine, U.S. bishops and more | America Magazine

The man never fails to find ways to offend. What a gross and detestable man he is.

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Booger deleted a post

A few weeks back I posted the preview to a documentary by Stew Peters which some of you commented upon. Many have seen that video.

Booger deleted that post. The film was called D!ed Subbenly.

Is this how we need to now write?

They are all exposed.

Tuesday 1 November 2022


1. For all the saints, who from their labours rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

2. Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

3. For the Apostles’ glorious company,
Who bearing forth the Cross o’er land and sea,
Shook all the mighty world, we sing to Thee:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

4. O may Thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
And win with them the victor’s crown of gold.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

5. For the Evangelists, by whose blest word,
Like fourfold streams, the garden of the Lord,
Is fair and fruitful, be Thy Name adored.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

6. For Martyrs, who with rapture kindled eye,
Saw the bright crown descending from the sky,
And seeing, grasped it, Thee we glorify.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

7. O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

8. And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave, again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

9. The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
Sweet is the calm of paradise the blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

10. But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of glory passes on His way.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

11. From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Monday 31 October 2022

Bergoglio: "It is not licit to convince them of your faith"

The Bergoglian nightmare continues without episcopal resistance. 

"It is not licit to convince them of your faith," said Bergoglio just last week in Rome. "Proselytism is the strongest venom against the ecumenical path," as he pounds his fist to ensure we get it. 

Wearing his Bandera Fascist Ukrainian virtual signal as a stole, Bergoglio has revealed once again the liar he is. 

Once again, a complete and utter denial of the actual words of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ from the Gospel according to St. Matthew beginning at the 16th. verse of the 28th chapter; 

"Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

If Bergoglio were there, we know which group he would have been amongst. 

I was kicked off Twitter for calling Bergoglio a liar.

He was a liar then.  He is a liar now.

I do it again and would do it to his face.

For more commentary, see Anthony Stine at Return to Tradition.

(5205) Francis Shocks The Faithful With His Most Scandalous Words Yet - YouTube

Saturday 29 October 2022

Hey Elon, Time to free Vox from Twitter jail!

This was the last Tweet from my Vox Cantoris Twitter page. 

It was November 13, 2018. Why was Twitter protecting Jorge Bergoglio?  The point I made was quite true. Bergoglio was a liar when he stated that "there is always confusion and disorder with the power of the Holy Spirit." It was no "misspeak." I remember I was sitting at breakfast and within about two minutes, the account was suspended. I tried to come back a few times with different email addresses but I've run out of cell phone numbers.

If you have a Twitter, I would appreciate it if you would do what my friend from Joe Sales Blog | Substack has done.


Monday 24 October 2022

Bishop Athanasius Schneider sits down with Warroom's Steve Bannon


Thursday 20 October 2022

Cardinal Müller: Papabile?


Tuesday 18 October 2022


Well, knock me down with a feather.

I didn't see this one coming!

I mean, nobody can be this stupid.

John Paul II. Benedict XVI. Even Francis!


Okay, look, he's not a Canadian. He is American, born in Rochester!

I never thought I would ever blog again about this clown. Years of posts outing his unorthodox statements and the first one to disclose of his plagiarism which took a few more years to bubble up enough to take this clown down.

It seems that he found some time between bedpans at Presentation House in Toronto to once again steal somebody's else work. Because Tom, that's what plagiarism is.


For those who don't remember, click the picture on the left.

What a maroon.



Continuing the joke occurring under sodo art aficionado Paglia at the Pontifical Academy for Life (how's that for irony) Jorge Bergoglio has appointed an abortion advocating atheist, Marianna Muzzacato as a member.

We continue to endure silence from our bishops and cardinals about the heretical, evil and vindictive actions of the Bishop of Rome against the faith.

We are abandoned by derelict hirelings. Our only prayer can be, "May his days be shortened and another his bishopric take."

Bishops! Cardinals! How will you answer Christ for allowing this putrid regime to continue?


Friday 7 October 2022

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Vladimir Putin's Presidential address on the occasion of signing the treaties on the accession of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia.

For many years now, I've been disgusted with the treatment of Russia by the West. Reading the speech recently delivered by Vladimir Putin, I find my own views mixing with his in this regard. Russia is a culturally rich and civilized nation. The fact that we have not been in a partnership since the fall of communism is deplorable. Russia should be our ally. Historically, culturally, religiously. He seems to hit all of these in his speech and sums it up. We are "Satanic" in the West and are bent on the humiliation of Russia and control of the world through American hegemony and globalism. We can put aside in the dustbin of history, the wickedness of Soviet ideology. We have as stated in the video, "gone nuts." Putin recognizes this. I have written previously that while the invasion by Russia is to be condemned, so have been the actions of the Zelensky, the United States, Europe and of course, NATO. 

Where are our leaders calling for peace? They want war. We must not let them have it. 

Trudeau. Biden. Schwab and on and on. Wicked scum. 

History will judge them and if they are not careful they may end up like Mussolini.

Ukraine is not my fight, not Canada's fight.

Ukraine is Russia, it always was.

Russia is not my enemy.


"I want the Kiev authorities and their true handlers in the West to hear me now."

"Citizens of Russia, citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, deputies of the State Duma, senators of the Russian Federation, "As you know, referendums have been held in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. The ballots have been counted and the results have been announced. The people have made their unequivocal choice.Today we will sign treaties on the accession of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Lugansk People’s Republic, Zaporozhye Region and Kherson Region to the Russian Federation. I have no doubt that the Federal Assembly will support the constitutional laws on the accession to Russia and the establishment of four new regions, our new constituent entities of the Russian Federation, because this is the will of millions of people. (Applause.)

"It is undoubtedly their right, an inherent right sealed in Article 1 of the UN Charter, which directly states the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.

"I repeat, it is an inherent right of the people. It is based on our historical affinity, and it is that right that led generations of our predecessors, those who built and defended Russia for centuries since the period of Ancient Rus, to victory.

"Here in Novorossiya, [Pyotr] Rumyantsev, [Alexander] Suvorov and [Fyodor] Ushakov fought their battles, and Catherine the Great and [Grigory] Potyomkin founded new cities. Our grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought here to the bitter end during the Great Patriotic War.

"We will always remember the heroes of the Russian Spring, those who refused to accept the neo-Nazi coup d'état in Ukraine in 2014, all those who died for the right to speak their native language, to preserve their culture, traditions and religion, and for the very right to live. We remember the soldiers of Donbass, the martyrs of the “Odessa Khatyn,” the victims of inhuman terrorist attacks carried out by the Kiev regime. We commemorate volunteers and militiamen, civilians, children, women, senior citizens, Russians, Ukrainians, people of various nationalities; popular leader of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko; military commanders Arsen Pavlov and Vladimir Zhoga, Olga Kochura and Alexei Mozgovoy; prosecutor of the Lugansk Republic Sergei Gorenko; paratrooper Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomedov and all our soldiers and officers who died a hero’s death during the special military operation. They are heroes. (Applause.) Heroes of great Russia. Please join me in a minute of silence to honor their memory."

(Minute of silence.)

"Thank you.

"Behind the choice of millions of residents in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, is our common destiny and thousand-year history. People have passed this spiritual connection on to their children and grandchildren. Despite all the trials they endured, they carried the love for Russia through the years. This is something no one can destroy. That is why both older generations and young people – those who were born after the tragic collapse of the Soviet Union – have voted for our unity, for our common future.

"In 1991 in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, representatives of the party elite of that time made a decision to terminate the Soviet Union, without asking ordinary citizens what they wanted, and people suddenly found themselves cut off from their homeland. This tore apart and dismembered our national community and triggered a national catastrophe. Just like the government quietly demarcated the borders of Soviet republics, acting behind the scenes after the 1917 revolution, the last leaders of the Soviet Union, contrary to the direct expression of the will of the majority of people in the referendum of 1991, destroyed our great country, and simply made the people in the former republics face this as an accomplished fact.

"I can admit that they didn’t even know what they were doing and what consequences their actions would have in the end. But it doesn't matter now. There is no Soviet Union anymore; we cannot return to the past. Actually, Russia no longer needs it today; this isn’t our ambition. But there is nothing stronger than the determination of millions of people who, by their culture, religion, traditions, and language, consider themselves part of Russia, whose ancestors lived in a single country for centuries. There is nothing stronger than their determination to return to their true historical homeland.

"For eight long years, people in Donbass were subjected to genocide, shelling and blockades; in Kherson and Zaporozhye, a criminal policy was pursued to cultivate hatred for Russia, for everything Russian. Now too, during the referendums, the Kiev regime threatened schoolteachers, women who worked in election commissions with reprisals and death. Kiev threatened millions of people who came to express their will with repression. But the people of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson weren’t broken, and they had their say.

"I want the Kiev authorities and their true handlers in the West to hear me now, and I want everyone to remember this: the people living in Lugansk and Donetsk, in Kherson and Zaporozhye have become our citizens, forever. (Applause.)

"We call on the Kiev regime to immediately cease fire and all hostilities; to end the war it unleashed back in 2014 and return to the negotiating table. We are ready for this, as we have said more than once. But the choice of the people in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson will not be discussed. The decision has been made, and Russia will not betray it. (Applause.) Kiev’s current authorities should respect this free expression of the people’s will; there is no other way. This is the only way to peace.

"We will defend our land with all the forces and resources we have, and we will do everything we can to ensure the safety of our people. This is the great liberating mission of our nation.

"We will definitely rebuild the destroyed cities and towns, the residential buildings, schools, hospitals, theatres and museums. We will restore and develop industrial enterprises, factories, infrastructure, as well as the social security, pension, healthcare and education systems.

"We will certainly work to improve the level of security. Together we will make sure that citizens in the new regions can feel the support of all the people of Russia, of the entire nation, all the republics, territories and regions of our vast Motherland. (Applause.)

"Friends, colleagues, "Today I would like to address our soldiers and officers who are taking part in the special military operation, the fighters of Donbass and Novorossiya, those who went to military recruitment offices after receiving a call-up paper under the executive order on partial mobilisation, and those who did this voluntarily, answering the call of their hearts. I would like to address their parents, wives and children, to tell them what our people are fighting for, what kind of enemy we are up against, and who is pushing the world into new wars and crises and deriving blood-stained benefits from this tragedy.

"Our compatriots, our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who are part of our united people have seen with their own eyes what the ruling class of the so-called West have prepared for humanity as a whole. They have dropped their masks and shown what they are really made of.

"When the Soviet Union collapsed, the West decided that the world and all of us would permanently accede to its dictates. In 1991, the West thought that Russia would never rise after such shocks and would fall to pieces on its own. This almost happened. We remember the horrible 1990s, hungry, cold and hopeless. But Russia remained standing, came alive, grew stronger and occupied its rightful place in the world.

"Meanwhile, the West continued and continues looking for another chance to strike a blow at us, to weaken and break up Russia, which they have always dreamed about, to divide our state and set our peoples against each other, and to condemn them to poverty and extinction. They cannot rest easy knowing that there is such a great country with this huge territory in the world, with its natural wealth, resources and people who cannot and will not do someone else’s bidding.

"The West is ready to cross every line to preserve the neo-colonial system which allows it to live off the world, to plunder it thanks to the domination of the dollar and technology, to collect an actual tribute from humanity, to extract its primary source of unearned prosperity, the rent paid to the hegemon. The preservation of this annuity is their main, real and absolutely self-serving motivation. This is why total de-sovereignisation is in their interest. This explains their aggression towards independent states, traditional values and authentic cultures, their attempts to undermine international and integration processes, new global currencies and technological development centres they cannot control. It is critically important for them to force all countries to surrender their sovereignty to the United States.

"In certain countries, the ruling elites voluntarily agree to do this, voluntarily agree to become vassals; others are bribed or intimidated. And if this does not work, they destroy entire states, leaving behind humanitarian disasters, devastation, ruins, millions of wrecked and mangled human lives, terrorist enclaves, social disaster zones, protectorates, colonies and semi-colonies. They don't care. All they care about is their own benefit.

"I want to underscore again that their insatiability and determination to preserve their unfettered dominance are the real causes of the hybrid war that the collective West is waging against Russia. They do not want us to be free; they want us to be a colony. They do not want equal cooperation; they want to loot. They do not want to see us a free society, but a mass of soulless slaves.

"They see our thought and our philosophy as a direct threat. That is why they target our philosophers for assassination. Our culture and art present a danger to them, so they are trying to ban them. Our development and prosperity are also a threat to them because competition is growing. They do not want or need Russia, but we do. (Applause.)

"I would like to remind you that in the past, ambitions of world domination have repeatedly shattered against the courage and resilience of our people. Russia will always be Russia. We will continue to defend our values and our Motherland.

"The West is counting on impunity, on being able to get away with anything. As a matter of fact, this was actually the case until recently. Strategic security agreements have been trashed; agreements reached at the highest political level have been declared tall tales; firm promises not to expand NATO to the east gave way to dirty deception as soon as our former leaders bought into them; missile defense, intermediate-range and shorter-range missile treaties have been unilaterally dismantled under far-fetched pretexts.

"And all we hear is, the West is insisting on a rules-based order. Where did that come from anyway? Who has ever seen these rules? Who agreed or approved them? Listen, this is just a lot of nonsense, utter deceit, double standards, or even triple standards! They must think we’re stupid.

"Russia is a great thousand-year-old power, a whole civilization, and it is not going to live by such makeshift, false rules. (Applause.)

"It was the so-called West that trampled on the principle of the inviolability of borders, and now it is deciding, at its own discretion, who has the right to self-determination and who does not, who is unworthy of it. It is unclear what their decisions are based on or who gave them the right to decide in the first place. They just assumed it.

"That is why the choice of the people in Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson makes them so furiously angry. The West does not have any moral right to weigh in, or even utter a word about freedom of democracy. It does not and it never did.

"Western elites not only deny national sovereignty and international law. Their hegemony has pronounced features of totalitarianism, despotism and apartheid. They brazenly divide the world into their vassals – the so-called civilized countries – and all the rest, who, according to the designs of today's Western racists, should be added to the list of barbarians and savages. False labels like “rogue country” or “authoritarian regime” are already available, and are used to stigmatize entire nations and states, which is nothing new. There is nothing new in this: deep down, the Western elites have remained the same colonizers. They discriminate and divide peoples into the top tier and the rest.

"We have never agreed to and will never agree to such political nationalism and racism. What else, if not racism, is the Russophobia being spread around the world? What, if not racism, is the West’s dogmatic conviction that its civilization and neoliberal culture is an indisputable model for the entire world to follow? “You’re either with us or against us.” It even sounds strange.

"Western elites are even shifting repentance for their own historical crimes on everyone else, demanding that the citizens of their countries and other peoples confess to things they have nothing to do with at all, for example, the period of colonial conquests.

"It is worth reminding the West that it began its colonial policy back in the Middle Ages, followed by the worldwide slave trade, the genocide of Indian tribes in America, the plunder of India and Africa, the wars of England and France against China, as a result of which it was forced to open its ports to the opium trade. What they did was get entire nations hooked on drugs and purposefully exterminated entire ethnic groups for the sake of grabbing land and resources, hunting people like animals. This is contrary to human nature, truth, freedom and justice.

"While we – we are proud that in the 20th century our country led the anti-colonial movement, which opened up opportunities for many peoples around the world to make progress, reduce poverty and inequality, and defeat hunger and disease.

"To emphasize, one of the reasons for the centuries-old Russophobia, the Western elites’ unconcealed animosity toward Russia is precisely the fact that we did not allow them to rob us during the period of colonial conquests and forced the Europeans to trade with us on mutually beneficial terms. This was achieved by creating a strong centralized state in Russia, which grew and got stronger based on the great moral values of Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, as well as Russian culture and the Russian world that were open to all.

"There were numerous plans to invade Russia. Such attempts were made during the Time of Troubles in the 17th century and in the period of ordeals after the 1917 revolution. All of them failed. The West managed to grab hold of Russia’s wealth only in the late 20th century, when the state had been destroyed. They called us friends and partners, but they treated us like a colony, using various schemes to pump trillions of dollars out of the country. We remember. We have not forgotten anything.

"A few days ago, people in Donetsk and Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye declared their support for restoring our historical unity. Thank you! (Applause.)

"Western countries have been saying for centuries that they bring freedom and democracy to other nations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead of bringing democracy they suppressed and exploited, and instead of giving freedom they enslaved and oppressed. The unipolar world is inherently anti-democratic and unfree; it is false and hypocritical through and through.

"The United States is the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons twice, destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. And they created a precedent.

"Recall that during WWII the United States and Britain reduced Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne and many other German cities to rubble, without the least military necessity. It was done ostentatiously and, to repeat, without any military necessity. They had only one goal, as with the nuclear bombing of Japanese cities: to intimidate our country and the rest of the world.

The United States left a deep scar in the memory of the people of Korea and Vietnam with their carpet bombings and use of napalm and chemical weapons.

"It actually continues to occupy Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea and other countries, which they cynically refer to as equals and allies. Look now, what kind of alliance is that? The whole world knows that the top officials in these countries are being spied on and that their offices and homes are bugged. It is a disgrace, a disgrace for those who do this and for those who, like slaves, silently and meekly swallow this arrogant behavior.

"They call the orders and threats they make to their vassals Euro-Atlantic solidarity, and the creation of biological weapons and the use of human test subjects, including in Ukraine, noble medical research.

"It is their destructive policies, wars and plunder that have unleashed today’s massive wave of migrants. Millions of people endure hardships and humiliation or die by the thousands trying to reach Europe.

They are exporting grain from Ukraine now. Where are they taking it under the guise of ensuring the food security of the poorest countries? Where is it going? They are taking it to the self-same European countries. Only five percent has been delivered to the poorest countries. More cheating and naked deception again.

"In effect, the American elite is using the tragedy of these people to weaken its rivals, to destroy nation states. This goes for Europe and for the identities of France, Italy, Spain and other countries with centuries-long histories.

"Washington demands more and more sanctions against Russia and the majority of European politicians obediently go along with it. They clearly understand that by pressuring the EU to completely give up Russian energy and other resources, the United States is practically pushing Europe toward deindustrialization in a bid to get its hands on the entire European market. These European elites understand everything – they do, but they prefer to serve the interests of others. This is no longer servility but direct betrayal of their own peoples. God bless, it is up to them.

"But the Anglo-Saxons believe sanctions are no longer enough and now they have turned to subversion. It seems incredible but it is a fact – by causing explosions on Nord Stream’s international gas pipelines passing along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, they have actually embarked on the destruction of Europe’s entire energy infrastructure. It is clear to everyone who stands to gain. Those who benefit are responsible, of course.

"The dictates of the US are backed up by crude force, on the law of the fist. Sometimes it is beautifully wrapped sometimes there is no wrapping at all but the gist is the same – the law of the fist. Hence, the deployment and maintenance of hundreds of military bases in all corners of the world, NATO expansion, and attempts to cobble together new military alliances, such as AUKUS and the like. Much is being done to create a Washington-Seoul-Tokyo military-political chain. All states that possess or aspire to genuine strategic sovereignty and are capable of challenging Western hegemony, are automatically declared enemies.

"These are the principles that underlie US and NATO military doctrines that require total domination. Western elites are presenting their neocolonialist plans with the same hypocrisy, claiming peaceful intentions, talking about some kind of deterrence. This evasive word migrates from one strategy to another but really only means one thing – undermining any and all sovereign centers of power.

"We have already heard about the deterrence of Russia, China and Iran. I believe next in line are other countries of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, as well as current US partners and allies. After all, we know that when they are displeased, they introduce sanctions against their allies as well – against this or that bank or company. This is their practice and they will expand it. They have everything in their sights, including our next-door neighbors – the CIS countries.

"At the same time, the West has clearly been engaged in wishful thinking for a long time. In launching the sanctions blitzkrieg against Russia, for example, they thought that they could once again line up the whole world at their command. As it turns out, however, such a bright prospect does not excite everyone – other than complete political masochists and admirers of other unconventional forms of international relations. Most states refuse to ”snap a salute“ and instead choose the sensible path of cooperation with Russia.

"The West clearly did not expect such insubordination. They simply got used to acting according to a template, to grab whatever they please, by blackmail, bribery, intimidation, and convinced themselves that these methods would work forever, as if they had fossilized in the past.

"Such self-confidence is a direct product not only of the notorious concept of exceptionalism – although it never ceases to amaze – but also of the real ”information hunger“ in the West. The truth has been drowned in an ocean of myths, illusions and fakes, using extremely aggressive propaganda, lying like Goebbels. The more unbelievable the lie, the quicker people will believe it – that is how they operate, according to this principle.

"But people cannot be fed with printed dollars and euros. You can't feed them with those pieces of paper, and the virtual, inflated capitalization of western social media companies can't heat their homes. Everything I am saying is important. And what I just said is no less so: you can't feed anyone with paper – you need food; and you can't heat anyone’s home with these inflated capitalizations – you need energy.

"That is why politicians in Europe have to convince their fellow citizens to eat less, take a shower less often and dress warmer at home. And those who start asking fair questions like “Why is that, in fact?” are immediately declared enemies, extremists and radicals. They point back at Russia and say: that is the source of all your troubles. More lies.

"I want to make special note of the fact that there is every reason to believe that the Western elites are not going to look for constructive ways out of the global food and energy crisis that they and they alone are to blame for, as a result of their long-term policy, dating back long before our special military operation in Ukraine, in Donbass. They have no intention of solving the problems of injustice and inequality. I am afraid they would rather use other formulas they are more comfortable with.

"And here it is important to recall that the West bailed itself out of its early 20th century challenges with World War I. Profits from World War II helped the United States finally overcome the Great Depression and become the largest economy in the world, and to impose on the planet the power of the dollar as a global reserve currency. And the 1980s crisis – things came to a head in the 1980s again – the West emerged from it unscathed largely by appropriating the inheritance and resources of the collapsed and defunct Soviet Union. That's a fact.

"Now, in order to free itself from the latest web of challenges, they need to dismantle Russia as well as other states that choose a sovereign path of development, at all costs, to be able to further plunder other nations’ wealth and use it to patch their own holes. If this does not happen, I cannot rule out that they will try to trigger a collapse of the entire system, and blame everything on that, or, God forbid, decide to use the old formula of economic growth through war.

"Russia is aware of its responsibility to the international community and will make every effort to ensure that cooler heads prevail.

"The current neocolonial model is ultimately doomed; this much is obvious. But I repeat that its real masters will cling to it to the end. They simply have nothing to offer the world except to maintain the same system of plundering and racketeering.

"They do not give a damn about the natural right of billions of people, the majority of humanity, to freedom and justice, the right to determine their own future. They have already moved on to the radical denial of moral, religious, and family values.

"Let’s answer some very simple questions for ourselves. Now I would like to return to what I said and want to address also all citizens of the country – not just the colleagues that are in the hall – but all citizens of Russia: do we want to have here, in our country, in Russia, “parent number one, parent number two and parent number three” (they have completely lost it!) instead of mother and father? Do we want our schools to impose on our children, from their earliest days in school, perversions that lead to degradation and extinction? Do we want to drum into their heads the ideas that certain other genders exist along with women and men and to offer them gender reassignment surgery? Is that what we want for our country and our children? This is all unacceptable to us. We have a different future of our own.

"Let me repeat that the dictatorship of the Western elites targets all societies, including the citizens of Western countries themselves. This is a challenge to all. This complete renunciation of what it means to be human, the overthrow of faith and traditional values, and the suppression of freedom are coming to resemble a “religion in reverse” – pure Satanism. Exposing false messiahs, Jesus Christ said in the Sermon on the Mount: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” These poisonous fruits are already obvious to people, and not only in our country but also in all countries, including many people in the West itself.

"The world has entered a period of a fundamental, revolutionary transformation. New centers of power are emerging. They represent the majority – the majority! – of the international community. They are ready not only to declare their interests but also to protect them. They see in multipolarity an opportunity to strengthen their sovereignty, which means gaining genuine freedom, historical prospects, and the right to their own independent, creative and distinctive forms of development, to a harmonious process.

"As I have already said, we have many like-minded people in Europe and the United States, and we feel and see their support. An essentially emancipatory, anti-colonial movement against unipolar hegemony is taking shape in the most diverse countries and societies. Its power will only grow with time. It is this force that will determine our future geopolitical reality.

"Friends, "Today, we are fighting for a just and free path, first of all for ourselves, for Russia, in order to leave dictate and despotism in the past. I am convinced that countries and peoples understand that a policy based on the exceptionalism of whoever it may be and the suppression of other cultures and peoples is inherently criminal, and that we must close this shameful chapter. The ongoing collapse of Western hegemony is irreversible. And I repeat: things will never be the same.

"The battlefield to which destiny and history have called us is a battlefield for our people, for the great historical Russia. (Applause.) For the great historical Russia, for future generations, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We must protect them against enslavement and monstrous experiments that are designed to cripple their minds and souls.

Today, we are fighting so that it would never occur to anyone that Russia, our people, our language, or our culture can be erased from history. Today, we need a consolidated society, and this consolidation can only be based on sovereignty, freedom, creation, and justice. Our values are humanity, mercy and compassion.

"And I want to close with the words of a true patriot Ivan Ilyin: “If I consider Russia my Motherland, that means that I love as a Russian, contemplate and think, sing and speak as a Russian; that I believe in the spiritual strength of the Russian people. Its spirit is my spirit; its destiny is my destiny; its suffering is my grief; and its prosperity is my joy.”

"Behind these words stands a glorious spiritual choice, which, for more than a thousand years of Russian statehood, was followed by many generations of our ancestors. Today, we are making this choice; the citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics and the residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions have made this choice. They made the choice to be with their people, to be with their Motherland, to share in its destiny, and to be victorious together with it.

"The truth is with us, and behind us is Russia!"