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Welcome to
Holy Cross
Roman Catholic Church

Established May 1, 1914

Vic Biorseth, OWM,

This page is done as a commemoration and a semi-permanent monument to a wonderful, historic Church that is in danger of being closed. This is not the official Holy Cross website, which may be found at the link below:

Go to the link above for Mass times, bulletins, contact or other Parish information.

This page is dedicated to the many generations of Holy Cross parishioners.


Text by Elinor Sluzas; Photography by Eric Geiger.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Holy Cross Church is a showcase of Lithuanian architecture and art. All of the windows at Holy Cross are hand-made leaded stained glass, depicting the design of the unique Lithuanian Crosses as seen in traditional Lithuanian way-side shrines.

Holy Cross - Front
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Holy Cross Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church was built in 1912-1915 and remodeled in 1964-1965. It incorporates Lithuanian folk motifs and design. The architect was a Lithuanian, John Mulokas of Chicago, and the contractor was Valerian Sodeika, also of Chicago.

The simple rectangular gable-front church sits on a high foundation; basement windows are at ground level. The building is constructed with glazed brown brick and colored mortar. The advancing center bay has glass and metal double doors with Lithuanian folk emblems engraved into the glass. The brickwork on the advancing bay is Flemish bond with advancing headers. Above the doors is a brick panel in several shades of blue. Similar panels in yellow and blue brick on the left and right receding bays. These panels display Lithuanian design as do the square polychromatic brick columns which support the heavy wooden beams which hold the wide overhanging gable end. A cartouche on the left side of the gable facade reads “Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church. Lithuania. 1914.”

The left and right sides of the church have ten bays. Bays 1-4 and 6-8 are rectangular faceted slab stained glass windows. On the left side, bay 5 advances and is a doorway which leads into the basement. This advancing bay is Flemish bond with advancing headers and has polychromatic brickwork with Lithuanian emblems. The opposing bay on the right side is double doors flanked by brick pilasters. These doors lead into the sanctuary. Vertical brick soldier courses band the church just above the windows and above the foundation. A frame addition is at the rear and extends out from the left rear of the church.

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First Trinity Window - The Father
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The Church is capped with a bell tower which also incorporates Lithuanian design. The height of the steeple is 29 feet 7 inches.


The interior of Holy Cross is a center aisle plan flanked by wooden pews. Behind the main altar is a faceted slab glass panorama of crosses representing the most common symbols on the Lithuanian landscape – the crosses which appear along the roadsides, in yards, on hillsides and in cemeteries. The panorama is a highly stylized interpretation of a now famous hill in Lithuania which is covered with crosses reflecting the more than 2,000 types found in that country. The panorama is flanked by faceted slab glass vertical panels.

Left: The first of the Trinity windows: God the Father.

The sided windows display Lithuanian style shrines and include Catholic symbols such as the Holy Trinity, Veronica’s Veil, the Crown of Thorns, the Crucifixion Nails, the Easter Lily, and the Seven Sacraments. The heavy stained glass was imported from France. The windows were made by Adolf Valeska Studios of Chicago.

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The altars and communion railing were designed by John Mulokas. The cross above the main altar was made by Buracas. The side altars, Our Lady of the Gates of Dawn and St. Casimir’s altar represent important figures in Lithuanian Catholic Culture. They are Flemish veneer and were fabricated by Javarauskas of Chicago. The bas-reliefs of Our Lady and St. Casimir were made by Peter Vebra. The Tabernacle and the Sepulchre with the martyr’s relics from the former main altar were transferred to Our Lady’s altar, and the sepulcher from the old altar of Our Lady was transferred to the present main altar.

Left: God the Son.

The pews, chairs and kneelers are oak. The floor is covered with vinyl tiles. The design in the center aisle was by Mrs. Brone Jamaikis of Chicago. The decorative woodwork at the confessional, located on the left side of the sanctuary, and at the door on the right side was done by parishioner John Kvietys and the contractor Valerian Sodeika according to the architect’s design.

At the rear of the church are a baptistery and a crying room.

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Shrine of the Three Crosses

On the East side of the church is the Shrine of the Three Crosses constructed in 1965 in honor of the golden Jubilee. These crosses honor “all the martyrs for the faith in the countries occupied by the Soviet Communists,” The shrine was designed by Lithuanian architect Alfred Kulpavichus of Toronto. The three crosses represent the three crosses that were erected on a hill in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, in honor of the Franciscan Fathers who were martyred for the faith in the fourteenth century. These three crosses were destroyed by the Soviets in 1950.

Left: God the Holy Ghost.

The style and ornamentation of each cross include ornamentation and styles of crosses found in the three major regions of Lithuania: Zemaitija, Aukstaitija and Suvalkija. The cross on the left incorporates motifs from crosses in the region of Vilnius and the southern

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Above: Shrine of the Three Crosses.

part of Aukstaitija. It has a plaque done in relief of Our Lady of the of the Gates of Dawn in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. The middle cross has motifs of central Lithuania and the eastern and southern parts of Aemaitija. The upper statuette is of the Meditation Christ, or the Christ of Sorrows. The lower statuette is of St. Casimir, the patron saint of Lithuania. On the sides and back of the St. Casimir statuette are the symbols of the Passion – the chalice, the cross with the crown of thorns and nails, and the monogram of Christ, “XPZWK.” The third cross has the motifs of a part of Lithuania called Dzukija. On the front of the cross is a statuette of Our Lady of Siluva, a village in the region of Zemaitija. Siluva is the National Shrine of Lithuania. On the other side a statuette of Our Sorrowful Mother, a Peita in Lithuanian folk style, frequently found on shrines in Lithuania.

Left: The Crown of Thorns.

The shrine displays the following inscriptions:

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In memory of All living and deceased parishioners and friends of this parish.

Three crosses destroyed by the Communists in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Parish Golden Jubilee 1964-1965.

In honor of
The martyrs for faith and freedom in Lithuania
And the other captive nations.

Remember and pray.

Lietuvos Kankiniams 1965.

Left: Veronica's Veil.

Holy Cross National Registration

Holy Cross Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church is on the National Register. The statement cites Criteria A, C and G. Holy Cross is one of five ethnic parishes in Dayton which document the immigration of Eastern Europeans into the city between 1885 and 1915. These

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immigrants transformed the ethnic character of Dayton’s population. Until the arrival of the Eastern Europeans, the Germans, Irish and English had blended to form a relatively homogeneous urban population. The coming of the Eastern Europeans introduce new people with unfamiliar ideas and customs and completed the formation of Dayton’s white cultural mosaic. This “new” immigration contained numerous Eastern European groups, but those which had the heaviest impact were the Hungarians, Lithuanians and Poles, most of whom were Roman Catholic.

Left: The Nails of The Crucifixion.

The first Lithuanians (two in number) arrived in Dayton in 1886. By 1894 there were 24 Lithuanian families and about fifty single men totaling about 125 Lithuanian persons. By circa 1917 there were 140 families with 706 individuals. Most of these immigrants came either directly from Lithuania or from other American industrial cities. The majority settled in North Dayton, an industrial suburb bounded by the C&O Railroad on the north, the B&O Railroad on the west, the Mad River to the

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east and south to Keowee and First streets. Located adjacent to the city’s main industrial district, these Easter European immigrants found jobs in the factories and foundries which made up Dayton’s rapidly expanding industrial base. The earliest immigrants worked at Barney and Smith Car Works.

Left: The Resurrection, represented by the Easter Lily.

For a time, the Lithuanians living in North Dayton worshipped at the territorial parish, Holy Rosary, and then later at St. Adalbert Polish Catholic Church. Dissatisfied with this arrangement, however, they also began to work for the establishment of their own parish church where they could follow the traditions of home. To that end, they organized St. Peter’s Fraternal Society on December 7, 1902 and began to work towards the organization of a Lithuanian parish. They purchased an eight lot tract of land (1.1 acres) at the southwest corner of Leo and Rita streets, but permission to establish the parish was not granted until 1911. The parish was not officially established until May

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1, 1914. Through regular monthly payments by some members, fundraising activities such as socials and picnics, and contributions by Lithuanians in Springfield, Columbus and Cincinnati, the money was finally raised for the construction of the building. William L. Jaekle was engaged as the architect. Construction began in 1912, and the church was blessed March 21, 1915.

Right: Baptism.

The church took on its present appearance when it was remodeled in 1963-1964. Incorporating a fascinating blend of Lithuanian folk art design, it honored the many churches closed by the Soviet Union and the many faithful Catholics being persecuted in Lithuania. The architect was John Mulokas, a Lithuanian architect from Chicago. Most of the work was carried out by Lithuanian craftsmen. In 1965, the Shrine of the Three Crosses was erected in celebration of the parish golden Jubilee.

The “ethnic” or “nationality” parish was perhaps the most important institution for the preservation of Eastern European language and culture. Just as importantly, however, it also eased the

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immigrant’s adjustment to the sometimes bewildering and even hostile urban environment. A network of clubs and societies made the Holy Cross parish “the center of religious, cultural and patriotic activity for the Lithuanians of Dayton and vicinity.” These organizations included the Knights of Lithuania Council 96, the Knights of Lithuania Juniors, the Lithuanian Roman Catholic Alliance of America Lodge 191, the Lithuanian Anglers Club and the Theatrical Circle. Many of these organizations are still active.

Right: Confirmation.

Holy Cross, with its stylized interpretations of Lithuanian Catholic symbols, possesses high artistic merit and is a valuable record of Lithuanian-American ethno-religion. As it appears today, the building is the best possible documentary artifact of the strength and durability of the ethnic parish and its ability to preserve Old World culture while becoming a vital part of the American urban environment. Unlike the Eastern European churches constructed during the 1885-1915 period of immigration, it also documents the continued

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importance of cultural plurality in American society throughout the twentieth century and adds to our understanding of the importance of this plurality in the formation of American life and culture. It clearly negates the old assimilationist model which states that assimilation was completed by the second generation. Instead, it documents cultural persistence past the first generation and illustrates how the nature of ethnic identity has changed from generation to generation.

Right: Penance.

Because it contributes significantly to our understanding of the Eastern European ethnic community, the remodeled church is being nominated under the criteria set forth in Bulletin 22: “Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties That Have Achieved Significance Within the Last Fifty years.” This bulletin states that “Fifty years is obviously not the only length of time that defines historic or makes an informed dispassionate judgment possible.” Accordingly, the “National Register Criteria for Evaluation encourages nomination of recently significant properties if

The Eucharist Window
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they are of exceptional importance to a community, a state, a region, or the nation.” The 1966 National Historic Preservation Act “Specifically encourages the recognition of locally significant historic resources that by appearance or association with persons or events provide communities with a sense of past and place.” The National Register Criteria for Evaluation does not describe “exceptional,” but it does state that:

“In nominating properties to the National register, we should be settled in our belief that they will possess enduring value for their historical associations, appearance, or information potential.”

Right: Eucharist; represented by the legendary Pelican, who would stab herself to feed her young on her own flesh and blood.

The Holy Cross Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church, constructed in 1912-1914 and remodeled in 1963-1964, is a standing record of a century of the Lithuanian presence on Dayton’s urban scene. With its brilliantly colored

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stained glass windows and carved altars displaying Lithuanian motifs and symbols, it is a permanent record of the amazing vitality of this small parish which has endured for over a century. The fact that this church was remodeled to reflect Lithuanian folk art and culture instead of following the typical American church design of the 1960s serves to document cultural persistence past the first generation and adds to our understanding of our national history as an immigrant nation. The Shrine of the Three Crosses, designed to reflect the three provinces of Lithuania, is further evidence of close ties with a homeland left behind many years ago.

Right: Matrimony.

Holy Cross is one of only three Lithuanian parishes in Ohio St. George’s and Our Lady of Perpetual Help are located in Cleveland; Holy Cross is the only parish in southern Ohio and is therefore the center of Lithuanian culture for a large section of the state. At this time, it has approximately 250 parishioners and offers one mass in Lithuanian each week. Despite its present vitality, however, it is a fragile resource for its future is uncertain. As the doors close forever on more and more Catholic churches and as the congregation grows smaller, it will become increasingly difficult

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for Holy Cross to maintain as a separate parish. When the current priest retires, it is unlikely that they will be able to secure the services of another priest, which will weaken its ability to continue in the preservation of Lithuanian traditions and language.

Right: Holy Orders.

The ethnic churches left behind by the Eastern European community are the most visible reminders of these immigrants’s contribution to Dayton’s history and cultural diversity. Holy Cross stands as a reminder not only of the Eastern European immigration which occurred in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but of the importance of this cultural plurality. As time passes, however, it seems likely that this ethnicity, so much a part of the fabric of American urban life, will continue to fade. The churches these groups leave behind will be the best record of their ethnicity and its contribution to the history of an immigrant nation.


The Anointing of the Sick Window
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Holy Cross is one of the few Churches to still have a traditional Midnight Mass.  There is a candle-lit procession in a darkened Church—the children of the parish carry candles, gifts and banners, and one of them places baby Jesus in the manger.

Right: Extreme Unction (Last rites; Annointing of the Sick.)

Another beloved tradition is Easter Sunrise Mass.  On Holy Saturday the body of Christ is lying in the tomb, and there is a three-hour Eucharistic Vigil At The Tomb. The Sacred Host, in a Monstrance,  is displayed above  the tomb, but covered with a thin veil signifying that Christ, the Light, has left the world.  Easter Sunday Morning the tomb is empty, and the veil is off the Monstrance, signifying that He is Risen, and the Light has come back into the world.  The Sacred Liturgy begins with a solemn procession carrying the Most Blessed Sacrament around the Church and back to the Altar for a Benediction, and the Blessed Sacrament is restored to the Tabernacle.

And then the glorious Easter Sunrise Mass begins. 


Standing in the Church, facing the altar, the seven stained glass windows on your left are represented by the images above on the left side of this page; the seven stained glass windows on your right are represented by the images above on the right side of this page.

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Left Side Altar and Icon
Our Lady of the Gates of Dawn

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Right Side Altar and Icon
Saint Casimir
(Patron Saint of Lithuania, Poland, and Holy Cross Church)

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Holy Saturday EucharisticVigil. The veiled Monstrance signifies that Jesus is not in the world. “And he said to Peter,
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Holy Saturday three-hour Eucharistic Vigil. The veiled Monstrance signifies that Jesus, the Light, is gone out of the world. “And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour??” –Matt 26:40

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The Empty Tomb at Easter Sunrise Mass
He is risen!  Alleluia!

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The Manger at Christmastime

Lithuanian Ornaments
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Hand made Lithuanian Christmas Ornaments


They say a picture is worth a thousand words; however, pictures do not do this Church justice. You have to see it. Eric Geiger’s photographs, as originals, are absolutely spectacular. However, I had to size them and “compress” them in order to get them onto this Webpage, and they lost a lot in the translation, having become so much smaller.

But even Eric’s magnificent original photos are not as gripping as the images you take in when you stand in this Church and behold them for real, with your own eyes.

If you are ever in the neighborhood, come on in and see us. You don’t have to be Lithuanian.

Come and see.  




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Date: Sun Nov 27 12:11:22 2011
From: Vic Biorseth

Updated the webpage to say that Holy Cross Church is “on” the National Register, rather than “nominated for” the National Register. The words that were used with permission on this page were written quite a few years ago, and since then Holy Cross has been entered into the National Register.



Date: Wed Apr 11 20:57:29 2012
From: Liam

I'm part of the parish and this is one beautiful little church.

Date: Tue Jun 05 01:42:43 2012
From: Lenehan'sfolly
Location: Woodbridge, VA

Hello, long ago we attended church at Holy Cross in Dayton. Does anyone know if Father Mike is still around? Thanks.

Date: Tue Jun 05 05:12:21 2012
From: Vic Biorseth


Fr. Mike is still here, until after Mass on June 24, when he will be transferring to another parish in Wilmington. We will all miss him very much.



Date: Tue Jun 05 01:59:25 2012
From: Jk
Location: Usa

Wow...I was really just looking for information about Holy Cross. I was married there ages ago and forgot how beautiful the church is/was. Your blog is so full of anger and hatred of the world that it saddens me. I wish you peace in your heart and healing of your soul.

Date: Tue Jun 05 05:24:51 2012
From: Vic Biorseth


This site hates only evil. Do you love evil?



Saturday, December 15, 2012
Converted Page to SBI! Release 3.0 BB 2.0.

Friday, March 29, 2013 - Good Friday
Included new pictures of the two side altars and their icons. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Added picture of Christ in the tomb for Holy Saturday Vigil.

Monday, November 04, 2013
Updated with pictures and added content to reflect recent changes to our little Church Booklet in preparation for the 100th anniversary in 2014. 

Date:   Wed Nov 12 2014
From:  Vic Biorseth

Changes pursuant to changing the website URL and name from 
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
Catholic American Thinker.

Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages.  . 



Date:  Mon Sep 14 2015
From:  Vic Biorseth

Got home from work and saw the link on the Church FaceBook page, and when I brought it up somehow the window pictures looked out of whack.  This is just to straighten them out and make them more like the Pamphlet.  Don't know how or when this happened, but I hope it's fixed for good now.  Any time anyone sees a problem with this or any other webpage in the website, I hope you'll let me know. 



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The Vietnam War Proved the American News Media's Treacherous Anti-American Marxism.
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Here comes the Synod Exhortation, and more EENS denial.  Is this original simple mistake leading us into doctrinal and ecclesial revolution?

Agreeing with Mother Angelica, Rest In Peace, on no known exceptions to EENS.  Are all VCII and Post-VCII "exceptions" to No Salvation Outside The Church just imaginary?

Was Archbishop Lefebvre Correct After All?  Archbishop Lefebvre was correct in rejecting Vatican Council II, interpreted with irrationality.  May God bless him for that.

Cardinal Kasper's False Arguments.  Pope Benedict, Cardinal Kasper's false arguments for Synod Report: Vatican Council II agrees with the dogma extra ecclesiam nullas salus as it was interpreted by the 16th century missionaries.

Rahner's "Anonymous Christian" as main line Catholic theology.  Coming back full circle?

The Heresy of Chrislam.  Those claiming that the “Allah” of Islam’s Qu’ran and Yahweh or God of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are one and the same are missing one glaring point: GOD NEVER CONTRADICTS HIMSELF.

Faith, from the Easter series on the Three Theological Virtues. The virtue of Faith; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

Hope, from the Easter series on the Three Theological Virtues. The virtue of Hope; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

Love, from the Easter series on the Three Theological Virtues. The virtue of Love; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

Prudence, from the Lenten series on the Four Cardinal Virtues. The virtue of Prudence; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

Justice, from the Lenten series on the Four Cardinal Virtues. The virtue of Justice; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

Temperance and Fortitude, from the Lenten series on the Four Cardinal Virtues. The virtues of Temperance and Fortitude; Two of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

On the word Consubstantial, the Trinity and Infinity. On the Consubstantial (Single Substance) of God, and the mathematically impossible number of Infinity.

A Proposed Israeli National Doctrine that America should Learn From.  Reprinted Article identifies common ideological enemies of Israel, the USA, and all Nations: Marxism, and New World Order concepts.

The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.

The Obama Ethos: Who is Barack Obama? What is his grounding, his ethos? The Obama Ethos explores Obama's grounds of being; his religious, moral and political guiding principles.

Obama the Moslem: Introducing Comrade Obama (peace be upon him.) Obama the Moslem: anti-Catholic; anti-Christian; anti-Jew; anti-American.

Freedom, yes – but from whom, and to do what? Is freedom from God enslavement to the world? Is freedom from the world enslavement to God? Which is better?

The Room: Born of that still inner voice. A story about a small church pastor who erects a small room to serve as a mediation room for his parishioners.  

Are Catholics Saved, by having been Born Again? The theology of salvation: Catholic vs. Protestant.

Love thy neighbor as thyself: the Law in One Sentence. Can one simple sentence contain the whole of the moral Law of God?

The Catholic call is universal; it goes out to everyone. Although the Catholic call goes out to all, man’s free will means that all will not respond.

God’s Perfect Unconditional Love meets man’s Free Will. Perfect Unconditional Love can be rejected. Liberty and free choice may be a blessing or a curse.

Of Weeds and Wheat growing together, and the eventual separation. - Weeds and wheat in the field differs from in human kind, where either one can become the other.

Why Should I Believe in God? - an article by Eugene Rudder.

On Losing You - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.

Our Beautiful Love - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.

Catholic Communism: Similarities between Church Hierarchy and Pure Bureaucracy. Mises said that Communism equals Bureaucracy; the Church is a bureaucracy, therefore we have Catholic Communism. True?

The Source of Anxiety: Improper Priorities. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

“I, Pencil … ”; Capitalism in a Nutshell. Leonard E. Read

Endless Concessions to the Palestinians Pamela Levene

The Peace Treaty Sajid Ali Khan

Leftist Politics in Catholic Mass Mark Brumbaugh

The USCCB Flip-Flop Mark Brumbaugh

Open Letter to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo Mark Brumbaugh

Truth Versus Evil

The End Of The Age

Authority Meets Truth

The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world

The Little Red Hen

Of Sheep And Men

The Gift Bearers Michael from Florida

Dear Vic And Others ... John Felland

The Church Is Rotten To The Core Michelle Lobdell

Hatred of Palin Janet Morana

Proper Catechesis Susan Greve

Who is Barack Obama? Pastor Robert Legg Greve

Limited War Doctrine Colonel Thomas Snodgrass

Rabbi Meir Kahane's Letter Rabbi Meir Kahane, OBM

Solzhenitsyn Speaks Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn addresses the AFL/CIO.

Jefferson Speaks (Declaration of Independence)

The American Constitution (American Founding Fathers)

American Democrat Party Platform Karl Marx and Frederick Engles

Marxist Fundamentals

Prof. Libor Brom

Re The Sin Of Scandal Phil Lange

Re Sydney Airport Security Ahmed

Marxist Infiltration into Catholic Thought Nancy Libert

New "race and racism" thread begun by Stephen from VT. On race and racism: the ever changing definition and generic usage of the word "racism."

The Bush War Doctrine Revisited: a fresh look at our horrible situation. A reproduction of the "Bush War Doctrine Revisited" article and discussion points by David Yerushalmi; there is much food for thought here.

Resignation of Benedict XVI and the Immediate Media Firestorm. The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and Rev. Marcel Guarnizo's interview with the author that caused the international media frenzy.

The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.

Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.

Just Laws for a Godly Nation. Many nations today still lack a core of just laws for a Godly nation.

What does the World Wildlife Fund have to do with World Youth Day? An unholy alliance between the Leftist WWF and the Vatican?

False Flag: Serious-minded fiction creating a better understanding of 9/11. Can serious-minded fiction play a role in creating a better understanding of critical contemporary social/political issues like 9/11?

Bringing the Liturgy Back to the Real Vatican II. Cardinal Burke Comments on Sacra Liturgia Conference

Layman letter to all bishops. Letter to Bishops from Mariann / Mary's Child

Fetal-Microchimerism gives new meaning to the bonding of Motherhood.  How the unborn child blesses the mother and physically changes her, for the rest of her life.

Ars celebrandi et adorandi - Pastoral Letter from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki. With Ars celebrandi et adorandi, all Springfield IL Catholic Parishes move Jesus back to the center of life!  YES!

To be, or not no be lukewarm; that is the question. Whether tis nobler to fight the good fight, or just smile and be nice ...

Technology: a Two Edged Sword. Technology can be used for good, or for evil.

More American Imperial Edicts Issuing Forth out of Obamunism. Archbishop Schnurr joins Rick Santorum in identifying American Imperial Edicts from this administration.

Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum; Apostolic letter on 1962 Rite.
The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum confirms the 1962 Latin Rite as the 'Extraordinary' Roman Liturgical Rite.

The Pope's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum.  Benedict XVI's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum issued the same day as the Motu Proprio.

The Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  An 'Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum' issued by the Vatican.

A concerned Catholic spotlights Catholic funded Alinsky organizations. The Alinskyite Gamaliel Foundation underpins multiple Catholic funded Alinsky organizations.

From Shane Leslie Mattison, whose father was Elden Mattison Woolliams. Annecdotes from Shane Leslie Mattison.

Dr. Ben Carson, Champion of God, Family, Country and Decency in Government.  Ben Carson can return America to being a Constitutional Republic once again.

A submission from someone who would be Pope.  If all the last five or so Popes have been invalid Popes, then, where's the valid one?  Why, Brother Michael, of course!

Atheist Genesis:

In the beginning there was nothing, and nothing happened to nothing.
And then nothing accidentally exploded and created everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally encountered other bits of everything and formed some new kinds of everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into self-replicating bits of everything.
And then some self-replicating bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into dinosaurs.

(See The Darwinism Pages)

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