In recent months, it has become ever more apparent to me and to people I highly respect (e.g., Cornelia Ferreira, Dr. Peter Chojnowski, and a number of priests) that the kind of uncompromising defense of the Faith undertaken here is growing both increasingly rare and increasingly necessary.
At the same time, perhaps not surprisingly, pressure to either change or abandon what we do has been on the increase as well. For instance:
– I’ve been urged even by people I admire to follow the lead of other traditional apostolates by softening our tone in order to court more “conservatives.”
– A number of others, many of whom are former supporters, have been increasingly bemoaning in public how “judgmental” we are; apparently unable to distinguish the difference between attacking persons and confronting their errors.
– Invitations to conferences where once I was welcome have either been rescinded or disappeared altogether.
– Men once friendly have publicly denounced our efforts and personally accused me of ill-will and nefarious motives.
– It has even been suggested that holding the opinion (as I do) that Francis has severed himself from the Body of Christ by his heresy is tantamount to departing the Church!
None of this is to complain, but only to observe that as the value of what we do has appeared to grow, so too has the pressure and the temptation to either compromise or to cease and desist altogether.
Coincidence? I think not.
In the midst of all of this, a rock solid Catholic friend, a man I respect a great deal, recently got in touch to let me know about a good job opportunity; one that would make shelving akaCatholic necessary.
The reason I came to mind is because my friend is aware of something that I’m loathe to broadcast; namely, the considerable financial strain that accompanies this effort.
Earning a “normal” income is tempting, believe me, but I decided not to pursue that opportunity after taking time to discern, as best I can, the Lord’s will in the matter.
In other words, I am convinced that now is not the time to fold.
I mentioned in a recent post that we’re working to start a new venture. What I didn’t share is that it seems for a number of reasons (and not only to me) to be providential. I’ll give details soon, but I want you to know that this also contributed to my decision not to consider taking a regular job right now, in spite of my current financial concerns.
This was the same post wherein Cornelia Ferreira kindly made an appeal for donations on behalf of akaCatholic.
A number of readers responded generously to that appeal and I’m very grateful for that. I must reluctantly admit, however, that the need remains as critical now than at any time since we started this effort.
Some kind readers let me know that they tried, but had difficulty setting up, a donation; perhaps by a system error. How much this impacted response, I can’t say, but if this happens to you, please let me know.
I’ve deliberately spoken about akaCatholic as “our effort” because it’s true.
While our plainspoken approach isn’t for everyone (and no one approach is) and we may not always get it right (and no one does), I know for certain that readers here are constantly being challenged, informed, and edified, not just by our contributors, but also by other readers. I am too.
Nowhere else that I am aware can a reader post his or her comments, even highly critical ones, without fear of censorship. There’s no telling how many “silent” readers are having their eyes opened as a result of the exchanges that unfold.
That’s how, God willing, we intend to win souls even as confusion and compromise runs rampant; not by tiptoeing through the tulips and catering to conciliar sensitivities.
Long story short, folks, we’re in this together. Our efforts are needed more now than ever, and so too is your help if we are to continue.
Thanks so much for all of your support – reading, donating, praying or all of the above!
The links below will take you to a donation page where you can use either the credit / debit card of your choosing, or a PayPal account. You don’t need to be a PayPal member: Just look for “No PayPal account?” near the bottom of the page.
Louie!! Please, please, please do not go away!! We need your clear voice — and that of Cornelia Ferreira and Dr. Peter Chojnowski!! You 3 — along with Fr. Kramer, when we can find something that he has said – and Bishop Richard Williamson – are the remaining voices of clarity in this post-100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima!
It should not surprise us that we are down to so few clear voices! Our Lady has consistently prophesied in various apparitions that compromise would be everywhere! The same is true in the prophecies of many solid Catholic mystics about our times. I would like to contribute – but I do not like using online means. Can you give us a mailing address where we can send a physical check to help support your ministry? I know this is old-fashioned but I have had my credit card hacked too many times. Thank you, Louie — and while it is sad that you are bearing the rejection of those who were once your friends, “so have they treated the prophets before you!” In the end, the only Friendship that matters is that of Our Lord and Our Lady! Stay true – many of us are undergoing the same experience in our various circles!
Louie, I agree with the comment above. Some of us may hesitate to use credit cards or paypal for reasons stated by Dr Maria. God bless your new endeavor.
Cmon Folks! Let’s get behind Louie to keep this fight. I’m with you Louie and just signed up for my monthly commitment to you. Over the past year, my faith has grown stronger through this fight to hold firm to the truth and you for one with your dedication to Eternal Rome, not Masonic Rome has been a part of this in my life. By turning to Our Lady, our Mother has led me closer to Our King. By voices like yours that cannot be silenced we will Rise Up and continue to BeWarriors for Christ.
……..The devil whispered in my ear and said to me, “You not strong enough to withstand the storm.” Today I whispered in the devil’s ear, “I am a Child of God, A man of Faith, A Warrior for Christ, I AM THE STORM!” ✝️
I can only speak for myself, but you are my man an I have your back, as far as I am able. I will up my monthly donation to $60 , more when I can afford it. You are one of the very few voices who dare to speak the complete truth and damn the torpedoes. I believe that Our Good Lord and Our Lady are proud of you.
I will put my money where my big mouth is…..Louie you are a voice crying in the modernist wilderness.
Those urging Louie to tone down are the counterparts to cuckservatives. These CatholiCucks are so desperate for mainstream respectability that they’re willing to suicidally feed their own enemies to get it.
One can never review this enough:
Cuckservatism: The Cuckoo In The Conservative Movement’s Nest
Jeff Flake, for instance, is a model cuckservative. In his excruciating exercise in cuckservative virtue-signaling today (while announcing that he’s fleeing the Senate), the aptly named Flake committed the classic cuckservative mistake of placing the abstract over the concrete, of placing “principles” over people in the pitiful virtue-signaling of his high-minded suicidal xenophilia. As Jared Taylor explains in his priceless “An Open Letter to Cuckservatives”:
“You tell yourself that the things you love about America–and I love them, too–are rooted in certain principles. That is your greatest mistake. They are rooted in certain PEOPLE. That is why Germans, Swedes, Irishmen, and Hungarians could come and contribute to the America you love. Do you really believe that a future Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean-Asiatic America will be anything like the America your ancestors built?”
While the house is on fire and about to topple and crush its owners, cuckservatives like Flake and Glenn “King Cuck” Beck cry about “civility” and all the rest of it instead of advocating the emergency measures, often not pretty, required to save lives.
Taking his cue from CatholiCucks like William F. Buckley, Jr., Flake’s absurd speech is wrapped in a halo of “conscience” and “principle” and “values” and “dignity” while the TRUTH is that he’s bailing out only because he’d LOSE the next election. Such is the way of Conservatism, Inc. I can’t wait for James Kirkpatrick’s upcoming essay on Vdare about this!
Way to go, Louie. Keep up the good fight.
Click onto the “CONTACT” link above, Dr. Maria.
(Bar across the top of the page.)
I am doubling my small donation. I’ve messaged you for instructions.
God bless you for your work for Him!
It fills me with great sadness not to trust the pope. But I cannot: even my uneducated mind can see that, which is why I attend solely SSPX chapels now. I NEED to know the true faith. Thank you Louie for your perseverance and lack of compromise. It is much appreciated.
I was lost in 2012 and then found this site when it was still called “Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican 2”. This site started me on the road to truth (which I now acknowledge as the sedevacantist position). Ive grown a lot since 2012 and I know that Louie has as well. This will always be one of my go-to Catholic sites despite the fact that I no longer abide by the “recognize and resist” stance.
Thank you so much, Servant of Our Lady, for pointing me to the address so I can send a check!! I had completely missed that!! Blessings to you!
~~~~ Dr. Maria
penitent–I hope Bp. Fellay shares your very justified distrust of this pope.
$15 a month for now, hopefully increase in future.
Off the subject but thought came over me to encourage prayer for the poor suffering souls in purgatory. Reading this superb book called “Purgatory” by Father Schouppe and made me realize how badly souls are suffering (100x’s worse than anything we could even imagine in this life) in purgatory right now and even some of the most holy people like cloistered nuns and monks or people we would never suspect still have to spend some excruciatingly painful time in purgatory for what would seem to be very trivial sins although I realize no such thing as a trivial sin. Eternal rest…
Excellent book (I’ve read it twice). Should be required reading for all Catholics…and for Bergoglio too.
I have read it too. Highly recommend it.
Knowing myself as I do I aspire to Purgatory and would gladly suffer as long as I know that Almighty God and His Blessed Mother are at the end of it.
One of the worst things Bergoglio has done is to deliberately deprive the suffering souls in purgatory of prayers and sacrifices to help alleviate and help end their torments by telling people it doesn’t exist! And even worse that that – if that wasn’t bad enough – sending souls to Hell by saying that there’s no such thing. One man said to St Padre Pio “I don’t believe in Hell.” whereupon the Saint replied “You will when you get there!”
Dear Louie – I have risked it and sent a donation via my debit card. I trust in God that my account will be left unmolested by sundry criminals!!!! I would say that I can’t make regular monthly donations because I am on a pension but I won’t because knowing how special you are, you’d be sending ME donations! I’m joking of course! Seriously AKA is the only site where each of us can speak our minds without vain owners and moderators banning us for not toadying to their closed minds and opinions. God bless you and give you the strength and courage to carry on against persecution [ and it IS!] from within and outside of our suffering Church.
johnjobilbee, an excellent reminder for us all as the poor souls in Purgatory seem to have been forgotten by too many or the dogma of the existence of Purgatory is not believed or not taught in the Modernist religion.
By the way, this excellent book can be downloaded for free at:
I would only caution you on one thing. We do not yet know with certitude if Padre Pio is a Saint. It takes a declaration from the Pope and we haven’t had one in a while.
Long time reader of AKA CATHOLIC, as well as many Traditional Catholic sites over the years, however, in the last 18 months especially, the diabolical disorientation has become much more apparent at other apostolates. We pray they search harder for the truth, and not subscriptions. We attend an SSPX chapel, I work from home, and my wife home schools our children. We too have very limited financial resources, but feel it is paramount to end our yearly financial support to one such apostalate, and not only move, but up our yearly donation to yours….which I’m doing today. As money becomes available, we plan to make one time donations on top of our monthly. I can not help but think of this video in these times as inspiration in these dark times. May God Continue To Bless all the work that is being done here. Our family very much counts on continuing to hear the unadultered TRUTH ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onogdJN_So4
Just to bring down the Remnant , Catholic family News and the Canadian Fatima center is worth donating for. Let alone all the other blessings we receive.
Know when to hold ’em!
As the great Saint Paul would say:
“For also when we were with you, this we declared to you: that, if any man will not work, neither let him eat.”
It is the epitome of modern effeminate liberalism to delude oneself into considering a blog an “apostolate” and to scrounge for money from an increasingly thin list of faithful readers who have become addicted to scabrous and sensationalistic content, which inflames the passions but does not proceed from either a right motive or a pure heart.
Steve Skojec started the trend, and you are merely continuing it.
Do you truly believe that this is how to promote the Social Kingship of Christ, a doctrine you seem to completely misunderstand given your support for buffoons like TradCatKnight and the Americanists at Creative Minority Report (still on your blogroll)?
May God have mercy on you. The Church is bleeding, and all you and your ilk do is stare at the open wounds, poke your dirty fingers in them, and then walk away piously saying “I thank thee, Lord, that I am not as them.”
Professor Q critical comments are not warranted given he/she does not offer an alternative to the modernists reckless actions sponsored by Jorge. Who is really challenging these blasphemous trends? Two Cardinals and a few petitioners.
Hardly resistant material for the faithful to uplift themselves given the billion nominal Catholics worldwide. Louie is standing firm. If you cant understand the battle start your own press Professor Q.
Padre Pio found favour with numerous penitants and his record of cures is a long list. Suggest you read more of his life. The Church has determined him a Saint. Thats enough for me.
I would be very surprised if this pope canonized St Padre Pio officially – after all he was a priest who fought Freemasonry all of his adult life.
Padre Pio , like the Venerable Fulton Sheen, have been ignored and sidelined by PF in favor of Martin Luther Heretic extraordinaire!
Your rant is worrying insofar as it sounds as though it’s come straight from the father of lies; specially designed to add the already existing “diabolical disorientation” that was foretold by Our Blessed Lady.
The fact that you attempt to denigrate [but fail miserably] Louie’s excellent understanding and sharing of his knowledge and expertise in all things Catholic, without remuneration, proves how GOOD he really is.
With voices like yours pouring poison into something good and wholesome we NEED Louie and the other faithful apostolates to keep good Catholics positive, active and loyal to Christ whatever the cost. Christus vincit. Christus regnat. Christus imperat.
I’d say self-styled professor is already being paid to troll good sites like AKA – since they are the greatest threat to modernists. Louie should take this attack as a compliment – it shows that he’s right, effective and true to the Catholic Faith.
Louie, I am grateful for your important work and I followed the link and made a donation accordingly. Have you considered writing a book? I think it would be a great service to the faithful, if you would set down in clear and simple terms your analysis of the situation in the Church today. There are many Catholics who are confused and need your help to understand what is going on.
Wow…great idea, Caritas!
Professor Q, another sanctimonious, bloviating neocon nitwit. If you make such as these (themselves effeminate in their disordered loyalties, their intent to appear respectable by pleasing modernist usurpers at the cost of compromising the Faith–“apart from which it is impossible to please God”), then I will have to double my donation.
What a materialistic buffon you are. “Paid to troll good sites”? There are three lies in your statement:
1. Nobody is paying me anything. I work pro bono (as lawyers would say)
2. Stating the truth is not “trolling”. Trolling is what self-styled traditionalists with potty mouths, like Mundabor and Barnhardt (both allies of “AKA Catholic”) do. I would suggest that you all read St. Alphonsus’ sermon on immodest speech.
3. This is not a “good site”. This is the Mitt Romney of “traditionalism”. It has more flip-flops than a shoe store. Vatican II, SSPX, Bishop Fellay, Burke, Voris – AKA Catholic has praised them at times, then thrown them to the dogs at others. Such conduct speaks for itself.
Remember, liars end up in the lake of fire (see the Apocalypse of St. John). Think twice before you post.
“Neo-con”? You’ll have to try a little harder than that.
I can imagine such a book.
How to Flip-Flop, by Mad Louie V.
Foreword by Pope Michael
1. Harvesting the Fruits of Vatican II…
2. …oops, I mean Rejecting the Rotten Fruits of Vatican II.
3. Cardinal Burke is my hero….
4. …hell no, Cardinal Burke is a zero.
5. Appearing on Michael Voris’ TV show…
6. …but I hate Mike, I just did it for the publicity.
7. Social Kingship of Christ, bla bla bla…
8. …that’s why I support Trad Cat Knight and the Americanists at CMR
9. SSPX forever!!
10. ….but Bishop Fellay is a weakling compared to the Mighty Me!
11. In Traditional Catholicism, men lead and women follow!
12. Which is why I let Randy Engel lead me by the nose.
13. I Love, no, Hate, no, Love, no, Hate Steve Skojec
14. In Which I Make a Nonsensical Connection between Colin “Rude Bwoy” Kaepernick and the Social Kingship of Christ
15. I hate Amoris Laetitia…
16. … but it’s fine for my Web buddy Dave Domet to get a Vatican II annulment!
17. Epilogue: I was just trolling you all along, I actually attend a Novus Ordo Mass and have a Jim Martin pin-up in my room.
Yeah, that would be a bestseller all right. It would outdo the combined sales of Harry Potter, Twilight, the Hunger Games and 50 Shades of Pornography. =)
I apologize for calling you a neocon. That was uncalled for.
What is your prescription for saving the Church? Why is calling the sky blue such an egregious crime? Like Salza are you advocating another Vatican II Church splitting off the first? What is this church going to look like? What are its disciplines? If it decides to suppress the Roman Rite are we bound by it? Which modernist is going to make everything better? Why is the private judgement of a Cardinal sacrosanct when seeing Bergolio for who he is, but ours are not?
Novus Ordo by birth, Catholic by the grace of God.
That would be my title. Louie’s journey mirrors ours…..we are not to blame for modernists taking over the Church and utterly subverting its teaching and institutions for 50 years….screwing us all up in the process by varying degrees. Or are you so brilliant that you’ve never had to question your premises and actually grow intellectually by challenging those assumptions?
My oh my! You pour your scorn and disrespect on umpteen people on here but you can’t take criticism yourself, can you?
The words “If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen” spring to mind.
This is a great site and is usually conducted with thoughtful, relevant and respectful comments. You have brought a nastiness and lack of courtesy to it . Please either adapt yourself to the AKA ethos or go away. At the moment you are most certainly not an asset here. God bless. GSF.
You just lectured me on lies!!!!!!………….. now you do your usual unkind and disgusting trolling.
As I said – your bile and coarse comments are unwelcome here. We at AKA have standards; the utmost respect for Mr Verrecchio; and respect for each other. I suggest you take time out to pray for discernment before further offending good Catholics.
Prof Q would make a good Remnant moderator (if he isnt one already).
Thank Louie for one thing: at least here you have a voice….if this was the Remnant you’d already be banned.
Its better to leave these pseudo intellectuals like so called Prof Q [buffoon away] have their rants. I think it gives them a supposed level of importance they dont get any place else. His type is an unusual mix of saints quotations, computer gaming and porno illusions all in one. A hybrid modernist perhaps?
Agrees. but even worse than the Remnant is One Peter Five – they’re totally blinkered and self absorbed.
Skojec did a good thing organizing his petition of support but they need to lay off the Salza cool aid…..that guy is a hack.
You mean the absolutely meaningless petition that condemns A.L. and Pope Francis but supports and states nothing about the VII errors of ecumenism, religious liberty and collegiality and previous Popes that have already destroyed the Church years ago.
Salza’s been a reliable traditionalist for years. If you ever go to his website you might see what I mean and even learn something. Just because he disagrees with you on this confusing issue about pope doesn’t make him a “hack” but does makes you and other similar commentors on here sound pretty ridiculous.
Good Sunday morning johnjobilbee,
You had this to say,
“Salza’s (sic) been a reliable traditionalist for years. If you ever go to his website you might see what I mean and even learn something. Just because he disagrees with you on this confusing issue about pope doesn’t make him a “hack” but does makes you and other similar commentors (sic) on here sound pretty ridiculous.”
Salsa and Siscoe are charlatans as they are liars, which is patently evident from their 700 page diatribe, “True or False Pope”, specifically to be found on page 19 of their screed. This is the reality as Truth, while you proffer the reality as deception. Now who is it that “sounds pretty ridiculous”? On page 19, they actually as literally subjugate the word which the holy Vatican Council of the 19th century used to conjoin the Holy Roman Pontiff to the Church until the end of time, and that word which the Council used is “SHOULD”. The Modernists Salsa and Siscoe, in true Modernist fashion, then change the meaning of the Pope in union with his Bishops at the Vatican Council, by replacing the word of the Council, which again is “SHOULD”, with the word of the Modernists Siscoe and Salsa own choosing, which is the word, “WILL”. This changes the mind of the Pope in union with his Bishops from using the conjunctive form of “SHOULD”, to the injunctive form of “WILL”, which transforms the meaning of the Will of God in His Council, to the will of men in Siscoe and Salsa, which is what they had to do, in order to develop the entire 700 page diatribe, arguing that the Pope must remain with Christ’s Church, until the end of time. The Council did not say that, as it could not say that, as if it did, it would place an internal contradiction into Holy Mother Church, which cannot happen with divine certitude from Christ Himself. For all those with eyes which see and ears which hear, the doctrine of 2 Thess 2 verse 7, prophesied the time when the Holy Father would be, “taken out of the way”, such that the mystery of iniquity could then and only then, bring forth the person of the Antichrist. Period and end. I pray this helps. In caritas.