Askmeaboutgod.org is the new “home” of The Catholic Treasure Chest website

I’ve lost touch with my old friend Bob Stanley,
of TheCatholicTreasureChest.com
and the original site is no longer on-line.

Bob’s site has been (for the last 20 years or so) one of the finest, most complete, truly Catholic websites on the planet.

According to the informal plan that Bob and I worked up together, many years ago: Should such an event occur, I was to restore the site from a comprehensive backup and get things up and running again, ASAP.

Courtesy of “The Wayback Machine” at web.archive.org, we’re back on-line.

Click here to view

Please tell all your friends and let me know ASAP about any outages or malfunctions.

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All you need to know about Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a misdirection ‘this is pure fear porn’.

‘All cases so far are men having sex with men’ –

Link to story

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Nancy Pelosi’s continuing, scandalous position on abortion…

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will no longer be able to receive communion in her hometown of San Francisco after the local archdiocese said her vow to make abortion legal crossed a line the Catholic church could not ignore.

In an announcement that he also tweeted out, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone notified Pelosi that her staunch support of abortion and her refusal to personally explain her position to him forced his hand.

“After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion,” he said.

Seen on USA Today

As if the original Christian Pentecost wasn’t good enough

Retired Archbishop Charles Chaput says that we Catholics need a “New Pentecost”, as if the original Christian Pentecost was in some way, inadequate.

What’s really inadequate is the ill conceived, poorly implemented and blasphemous new paradigm, still being foisted on Catholics by modernist bishops, known as “The Second Vatican Council”.

The Archbishop should spend some time studying the Coca-Cola Company’s disastrous, 1985 rollout of “New Coke”.

“Coke” didn’t require fifty years of decline and failure to recognize and reverse their colossal mistake, yet the largely corrupt and spiritually blind Catholic hierarchy is still stumbling around in the dark, to this day, blaming their personal failures on the Holy Spirit.

Saint Paul learned how to deal with and rise above such personal inadequacies, writing about it in 2nd Corinthians, Chapter 12. But, Saint Paul was actually Catholic; he had “guts”; plus, Saint Paul knew and believed that God’s grace is sufficient.

No blasphemous/sacrilegious “New” Pentecost required!

Read Archbishop Chaput’s essay

Sometimes … we forget

“There is no greater force against evil in the world than the love of a man and woman in marriage. After the Holy Eucharist, it has a power beyond anything that we can imagine” – Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke

Courtesy Sachin Jose, on Twitter

U.S. Government Caused Baby Formula Shortage

In case you were wondering why mothers are no longer able to find baby formula, the primary answer can be summed up in three letters: FDA.

The Daily Mail reports on how the federal bureaucracy prevents children from receiving proper nourishment:

The biggest baby formula supplier in the U.S. has denied its Michigan plant is responsible for the deaths of two children despite the FDA closing it down.

The Abbott Laboratories plant in Sturgis was shut down by the feds in February. There was a nationwide recall of formula, which “has significantly disrupted the supply chain.”

An Abbott spokesperson told DailyMail.com Tuesday that ‘thorough investigation’ by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Abbott revealed ‘infant formula produced at our Sturgis facility is not the likely source of infection in the reported cases and that there was not an outbreak caused by products from the facility’.

However, despite the findings of the investigation, the plant remains shuttered nearly three months later, fueling the nationwide baby formula shortage.

Abbott says there is no problem. But the FDA won’t say when the plant can reopen.

Read more at Moonbattery

 “Even for those who are not Catholics, he symbolized for decades moral fortitude, goodness, and so much of what was great about Hong Kong. Now he’s arrested.”

The Holy See Press office stated that “The Holy See has learned with concern the news of the arrest of Cardinal Zen and is following the development of the situation with extreme attention.” 

Read more

The seven traditional qualities of a resurrected body

Here we will allow our source to be St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. For each quality I’ve included a link to the corresponding section of the Summa.

Continue reading the article by Monsignor Charles Pope

Bishops effectively excommunicated the majority of Catholics by enforcing misguided Covid rules

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  1. the action of officially excluding someone from participation in the sacraments and services of the Christian Church. “he appealed against the papal sentence of excommunication”

… a sizeable contingent of overweight sweaty bull dikes and testosterone-free soyboys

At present, a ruling to overturn Roe hasn’t even been issued; it looms only as a possibility. As for when the ruling may come one way or the other, no one is certain. 

And yet, within hours of the mere suggestion that their freedom to legally immolate their own offspring may be curtailed in some parts of the U.S. at some undetermined point in the future, Satan’s minions were out pounding the pavement, waving signs, chanting and howling in protest. 

Read more from Louie Verrecchio

Mundabor’s parable brings today’s Russia/Ukraine conflict clearly into focus

… there is a guy known all over the planet for having an impressive ability to say something wrong, or stupid, or outright heretical every time he open his mouth, which is far too often.

Still, this guy has recently managed to say something that, in fact, makes perfect sense: if you go on poking the bear, don’t be surprised if the bear attacks you.

… In time, the bear got stronger, and more assured of his now growing ability to react to bullying, harassment, and encirclement. 2007 came, and the bear, for the first time, let the world know, from a wonderful city called Munich, that the time of the poking had now come to an end.

The warning was not heeded, because the bear was thought to have the attributes of a kitten. Soon later, in 2008, the bear roared, and the world should, at that point, have paid attention.

But the world – or, better said, those who have appointed themselves it’s Only True Anointed Representatives – did not listen, and kept poking. When, in 2014, the poking took the form of a shameless, open coup d’etat against the bear’s extremely strategic neighbour, the Bear reacted fairly strongly, sending an unmistakeable signal that, unless the poking goes to an end, someone will get seriously hurt. as a result, the Little Friends of the bear were systematically targeted. Fourteen thousand of them were killed in 8 years. The bear was very, very angry.

You would think, at this point, the Only True Anointed Representatives would listen. They did not. Instead, they started to train an attack dog to harass and intimidate the bear.

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The Law is the Law

A significant part of the ongoing problem in the Church is the lack of obedience, for any ‘hierarchy’ only works when everyone buys in. A lawless Church militant is an oxymoron, and it is disconcerting when the officers themselves so often don’t seem obey what their own institution – in this case, a divinely-guided one – tells them to do. We are left flummoxed, and are like foot-soldiers who have seen the master-plan of their general, but find their officers flouting it: Do they obey the bishops, or the Church?

Here are just a few examples of laws, decrees and disciplines, that have been formally promulgated, and are binding upon the Church. They are sort of random, and of varying degrees of gravity, some moral, some disciplinary. But the point is how well they are preached, observed and obeyed.

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(Not supposed to happen) Key component of the vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, lipid nanoparticles (LNPs), were found outside the injection site, mainly the liver, adrenal glands, spleen and ovaries of test animals, eight to 48 hours after injection.

“These documents show why many Americans have concerns about whether the novel COVID vaccines that were developed at such an accelerated pace were tested properly and thoroughly,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Full article

Th Catholic Monitor publishes a long list of allegations about many well known Catholics

Did the Secretive Pro-Francis & Pro-Amoris Laetitia Opus Dei give us Barr, Voris, Roberts & Coney Barrett?

Read the article

New film uses high-tech surveillance techniques to show how 2020 election was illegally rigged and effectively stolen

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A faithful Catholic, operating according to God’s will and his plan, is always and everywhere, an awesome power for good

April 30, is the the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, defender of the Papacy.

(Courtesy of Ann Barnhardt’s website) here’s a small sampling of Saint Catherine’s great work:

Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.

Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’t look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.

He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined. Leave it all to Him, let go of yourself, lose yourself on the Cross, and you will find yourself entirely.

To the servant of God… every place is the right place, and every time is the right time.

You must believe in truth, that whatever God gives or permits is for your salvation.

Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you.

Of course you are unworthy. But when do you hope to be worthy? You will be no more worthy at the end than at the beginning. God alone is worthy of Himself, He alone can make us worthy of Him.

What are the odds?

Not so great moments in Church history…

“Playbook” of Ballot Traffickers In Arizona explains how Presidential Election was stolen

Guillermina Fuentes was indicted for obtaining and voting on another person’s early ballot and forging signatures on early ballot affidavits. Alma Yadira Juarez was one of her mules.

This case of voter fraud proves that there is a coordinated criminal operation and that systematic voter fraud is real. “That’s how big this case is. Because it’s not just the voter fraud, it’s how it’s done,” said David Lara. 

In the interview with Lara, he detailed his findings on the Yuma County ballot trafficking ring and the challenges he faced from RINO Republicans, including John McCain. Lara has been investigating this issue for over 20 years!

The RINOs allowed the 2020 election to be stolen and tried to thwart America First Republicans from investigating the fraud.

Lara also explains how RINO-funded nonprofits helped to traffick ballots.

Full story here

What business does Warren Buffet, a non-Catholic billionaire, have funding an anti-Catholic hate group? 

Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the world’s top 10 wealthiest men, gives $2 million per year to Catholics for Choice through his foundation, and has given them over $50 million since 2000.

Catholics for Choice, as CatholicVote’s exclusive report details, is a pro-abortion extremist group with a long history of acts of hatred and sacrilege against the Catholic Church. It has worked for decades to tear down Church leadership, spread discord among Catholics, and expand abortion in heavily-Catholic countries in Central America and Africa. Catholics for Choice’s longtime president, Frances Kissling, explicitly stated that her goal was to “overthrow” the Catholic Church.

Full article

If it looks like a duck …

Knoxville Bishop Rick Stika, 64, dismissed as “boundary issues” allegations that Wojciech Sobczuk, a former Knoxville seminarian, made homosexual advances towards colleagues.

Sobczuk has been staying in Stika’s house and has received thousands of dollars of diocesan money (PillarCatholic.com, April 28). He was dismissed from the Polish Jesuits amid allegations of homosexual misconduct but became a Knoxville seminarian in 2018 where he was again dismissed in March 2021.

While being a seminarian, Sobczuk invited another seminarian in 2020 for five-days to Knoxville seminary. This seminarian claims Sobczuk sent him sexually graphic Snapchat and text messages and repeatedly groped him. At one night, Sobczuk pushed him onto a couch, pinned him down and held him for a minute until the other could fight him off.

But wait. There’s more!