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Mailbag: Gentleman reader sends a companion piece on dressing for the counter-Revolution

Now that we have the ladies on-side and on-the-march, here is a piece by a reader that I thoroughly recommend on dressing well:

Counter-Revolt HARDER… Why Dressing Like a Real Man is Easier (and Way Cooler) than You Realize

One distinction I would like to make: when I envision gentlemen being well-dressed again, I am NOT talking about the gay-dandy look with bright, feminine colors, and especially NOT ridiculously cut trousers, pencil thin with inseams five inches too high. I’m talking about masculine suits – waistcoat, high waist trousers, full-cut leg, inseam that breaks and rests atop the top of the shoe, and the only possible bright color being the tie and/or pocket square. Perhaps a VERY subtle pin striped or checked fabric. Masculine.




Hey! Remember when FOUR Canonists raised the alarm about the invalidity of Pope Benedict’s attempted partial resignation within DAYS of his February 11th announcement in ARSH 2013?

It is often said that no one questioned Pope Benedict’s resignation until Bergoglio manifested as an arch-heresiarch. The implication here is that no one would question or care about what Pope Benedict attempted if an actual Catholic had emerged as putative Pope from the faux-conclave in March of ARSH 2013.

This is not correct, and I covered this in my second video presentation at the 47:20 timestamp:

There were FOUR Canonists jumping up and down declaring that the whole “Pope emeritus” thing was an ontological impossibility, and that only resigning the ministry of the active governance of the Church and not the Office (munus) was invalid in toto.

Those Canonists were:

—Manuel Jesus Arroba, a professor of canon law at the Pontifical Lateran University, who raised the alarm only TWO DAYS after Pope Benedict’s announcement.

—Former rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Jesuit Gianfranco Ghirlanda, published a lengthy article on March 2, ARSH 2013 refuting the possibility of a “Pope emeritus”.

Valerio Gigliotti, a professor of the history of European law at the University of Torino.

—Fr. Stefano Violi, a professor of law at the theological faculty of Emilia Romagna.

Citation HERE from Sandro Magister’s blog in September of ARSH 2014.

So, it is incorrect to say that no one objected until the dripping evil of Bergoglio was manifested. Canonists were objecting and sounding the alarm even before Pope Benedict’s putative effective date of 28 February at 8:00pm, and certainly before the faux-conclave even began.

How good is the Divine Providence, how much does Christ love His Holy Church, and love us as His individual sheep, that the Wolf is so clearly visible and recognizable? Even with the Faithless Hirelings trying desperately to convince the sheep to jump into the jaws of the Wolf, even though the Wolf is obviously “the voice of a stranger”, the sheep know the voice of the Good Shepherd. “I know mine, and mine know Me.” The Wolf is VISIBLE, VISIBLE, VISIBLE. And even beyond that, the breach that let the Wolf into the pasture in the first place was recognized, visible, and the alert was sounded from literally the very beginning, even before the Wolf entered. But the faithless hirelings – a non-trivial number of whom are in cahoots with the Wolf – refused to mend the fence, or even acknowledge the breach. And they will answer for it.

Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd, have mercy on us, on Pope Benedict, and on Your Holy Church outside of which there is no salvation.

UPDATED: For the Ladies: How to lead the counter-revolution by your daily dress. (I almost forgot to mention respecting your husband by being modest and beautiful for him!)

This post has been a long time coming, and I have zero excuse for the delay.

I was alerted to the existence of an amazing company in October ARSH 2019 that makes semi-custom dresses – semi-bespoke is really the word – for very little money, and with excellent quality and labor practices. The company is out of India and is called , and many of you ladies might already be aware of them through weddings, etc.

I cannot say enough about this company. You set up a profile and enter over two dozen sartorial measurements. Their computers then form a custom pattern for you – semi-bespoke – and then you choose from their 1000+ dress patterns. But wait. It gets better. Every dress on their website can be modified. Usually 8+ necklines, 8+ sleeve lengths, and 8+ hem lengths. And you can SEE on the “virtual model” what each modification looks like. As of a month or so ago, they have now added a feature whereby if you find a dress pattern that really works for you, you can choose the fabric from their entire selection of the same fabric type.

This is the benefit of being totally “on demand”, driven by a database. The computers tell the fabric mill what to cut, and the machines how to cut and stitch it. It’s an absolutely brilliant business model, and has totally changed my sartorial life. Buying clothes used to be almost impossible- IMMODEST, too short, bad fit, ugly, etc. But now, I open my closet and it’s a genuine pleasure to pick which dress I’m wearing today.

After the War, something like this MUST be started in North America.

I get stopped and complimented every single day. Every day, and I live in a pretty “fashionable” place, or at least where there are “fashion people” slithering around. 🤢 And I’m low-key setting the tone. Folks, the counter-Revolution has to begin somewhere. Brushfires of… fashion? Why not?

So here is a photo essay of me today. My huge project this summer is wearing white wrist gloves – as all ladies did until ARSH 1965 or so.

The more I see fat, naked slobs walking around and rolling into shops and restaurants in slovenly garments that I literally would not sleep in, the harder I COUNTER-REVOLT. Hence the white summer gloves.

Ann, today, a Tuesday in June:

Navy blue with white polka-dot zip-front, ruched-waist, cap sleeve, mid-calf full skirted dress. I optioned for the neckline to be 2″ higher. This dress cost me $55, including the $10 semi-bespoke customization fee. I’m not kidding.

I have red espadrilles, which are very sharp with the blue, but today I’m wearing white.

Matching blue and white straw hat with wide brim. I bought this hat eight years ago for $15.

Finally, yes, white viscose gloves. Cheap ($15 per pair), and they can be washed frequently. I bought three pair right away so I can always have a clean pair. I actually recommend viscose and not cotton for the ease of care. Glove etiquette says a lady shakes hands WITH, but ALWAYS removes to eat or drink. Keep gloves on in church except to get Holy Water at the stoop upon entering and exiting. I do have to remove at least my right glove by necessity when using as my missal/breviary in order to use the touchscreen. I had to look glove etiquette up, because I had no idea, given my age. I was born in ’76 and thus missed the glove culture.

Folks, I dress like this EVERY DAY.

How ironic. All these girls walking around almost nekkid, or in uber-expensive designer trash (but I repeat myself), and it’s the 45-year old slightly-squishy woman rocking it like it’s ARSH 1951 in a $55 dress that everyone notices. Gentlemen chastely and respectfully appreciate, ladies appreciate and inquire. Children smile and stare. And I smile back. Occasionally I wink. 😉

The ultimate counter-revolt is being yourself, that is, being who God made you according to your true state in life, including dignity, and beauty. God did not make you a gutter slag or a fat pajama-wearing slob. Dressing with dignity and beauty (in both the feminine and masculine senses) is a sign of SELF-respect, and more importantly a sign of fundamental respect FOR OTHERS, including total strangers (Second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary – the Visitation; Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbor, Fraternal Charity).

Even though I am nearly alone for now in my aesthetic, remember, beauty and fraternal charity are OBJECTIVE STANDARDS, and therefore I am the normal one, and the rest of society, naked or in pajamas, no matter their relative numbers… they are objectively ABNORMAL. They are not intrinsically inferior-quite the opposite is the entire point! Let us help our fellow men and women reclaim NORMALCY and their own inherent dignity by our good example, and by always radiating the joy that comes with the frequenting of the Sacraments.

I would point out that the priestly cassock is just about the sharpest masculine form of dress, and that real nuns literally wear wedding dresses and wedding veils every day of their lives. Why should we seculars not emulate this standard? Ugliness is NOT humility. Quite the opposite. Humility is knowing and acknowledging both what you are not (!!), but also what you ARE. Acknowledge your dignity as a rational intellect created in the image and likeness of God, and redeemed by His Most Precious Blood. Respect yourself and respect others. Get dressed. And I mean DRESSED. Every single day.

UPDATE: How could I have neglected to mention the impetus for married ladies to dress well… your husbands!!! Make them proud. Never take them for granted. Including around the house. Sweatpants have caused more divorces and male online self-abuse situations than any of us can imagine. Get up and get dressed, wives. You don’t have to be perfect – it’s the EFFORT. The charity is in the EFFORT.

I hope this helps.

Praying For Peter, and for Antipope Bergoglio on the Vigil of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Join me in the Matthew 17:20 Initiative, which we began five years ago now, in which we full-fast twice per week and pray daily:

-that Antipope Bergoglio be publicly acknowledged and removed as Antipope, and that the entire Bergoglian Antipapacy be publicly nullified;

-that Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger be acknowledged as the uninterrupted one and only living Pope since his election in April of ARSH 2005;

-that Antipope Bergoglio repent, revert to Catholicism, die in a state of grace in the fullness of time, and someday achieve the Beatific Vision;

-and that Pope Benedict XVI repent, die in a state of grace in the fullness of time, and someday achieve the Beatific Vision.

Almighty God, the Sovereign of all things, you gave the keys of the Kingdom to Your servant Peter, and his validly elected successors, we ask that Your Church here on Earth be quickly cleansed of the Modernist Infiltration, all immoral clerics, and all other corruption; that the Antipope Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s invalid election be publicly recognized, and completely nullified, before the death of Your servant Pope Benedict XVI; that Bergoglio repent, return to the One Holy Catholic Faith, and that in the fullness of Your time die in a state of grace and achieve the beatific vision; [all this we ask] through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. 

℟. Amen.


I have a few problems with this clip that recently aired on “Tucker Carlson Tonight”.

First, the suggestion that a fetus feels pain from 15-20 weeks is demonstrably false. In 1984, former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson, then a pro-life convert, sought to show the world the brutality of abortion by airing actual video footage of a 12-week, ultrasound-guided abortion. In the video (which can be viewed here), the unborn child is clearly seen opening its mouth to scream, and recoiling from the abortionist’s instruments. My graduate school training in anesthesia taught that pain pathways as well as EEG brain waves were present in children as early as 9 weeks’ gestation, and probably sooner. So I take issue with the physician on Carlson’s show – his technical info isn’t exactly accurate.

And second: what is the point of this interview? Is the point to assert that murder is okay as long as it’s painless for the victim? Because if that’s the argument being made here, then I assure you the pro-aborts will push back with early-term “pain free” abortions using things like RU486, otherwise known as the abortion pill. And there are already abortionists out there touting their digoxin abortion methods, which involve injecting an unborn child with high-dose digoxin to stop the heart. The baby dies before the dismembering begins. These are sold to mothers as “painless”.

Out of charity, I will assume Tucker is airing this interview to offer some perspective on the brutality of abortion and the humanity of the unborn, who have been so thoroughly dehumanized for the last several decades. Most militant pro-abortionists do not care about the pain felt by unborn children. But, I do think there is a younger generation out there who truly are so intellectually lazy that they haven’t realized exactly what an abortion entails. Or they think of the fetus as some magical sleeping baby that neither perceives nor feels anything until it takes its first breath. So I’ll give Tucker credit for trying to start that conversation.

However, as pro-lifers, we must be vigilant not to fall into these arguments. Arbitrary conditions on abortion, such as “is the fetus feeling pain” or “is there a heartbeat” are logical fallacies – avoid these traps. In a conversation I had with Dr. Beep earlier today, he pointed out that sedating people to death is also “painless”, just like two-to-the-back-of-the-head of your political enemy. These atrocities are still murder regardless of how pain-free they may be for the victims.

And as for the heartbeat argument: life begins at conception. Full stop. The heartbeat laws enacted in several states are nice, but they do not acknowledge nor do they prevent the earliest abortions that are happening every day: abortifacient contraceptive pills, IUDs, and the “morning after” pill.

Let us celebrate the overturning of Roe while still being mindful that a tremendous uphill battle faces us. Our culture is a thoroughly pagan one, so we must articulate carefully that abortion is always wrong no matter the method or circumstances.

Nurse Claire

Sweet, sweet respite: Everly Brothers’ “Walk Right Back”

Longtime readers of this space know well of my secular devotion to The Everly Brothers.

I’ve also been struck by the lovely and voluminous emails after any “hearing theological truths in ‘pop’ music” posts. I agree. There is something special about realizing that the Divine Providence and the Divine Bridegroom finds His way into our lives, hearts and experiences even outside the Holy Liturgy.

He does not lock Himself inside His house like a misanthrope psycho cat lady. He is so in love with us as individuals that He manifests to us, low-key, in our daily lives. He is always peeking around the corner, that we might notice Him. Remember well what He said to St. Teresa of Avila, and realize that this applies to every human being EVER CONCEIVED.

I would create the universe again just to hear you say that you love Me.”

Folks, that isn’t hyperbole. He means it. This is why possibly the highest and best prayer is “I love you, Jesus.” “Jesus, mercy” and, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, a sinner” are also essential all-day-every-day prayers. But the reason He created the universe (which the Hubble and James Webb telescopes keep demonstrating to us in knee-collapsing detail) is just so that YOU, individually, JUST YOU, could say, “I love You, Lord Jesus.”

God-hating apostates claim that this is ‘cultish’, that God is ‘needy’, and those especially far-gone into the abyss of lovelessness and narcissism think this is proof that God is therefore evil. What they totally fail to comprehend is that God is INFINITE and therefore is outside all human categories. When The Second Person of the Triune Godhead Himself says, “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” it is because He can’t say anything else, because HE IS. You cannot apply the same standards or calculi to God that you apply to ANY man. Infinite Love requires a different metric, obviously.

When God, Infinite Love, says, “You have to love Me in order to be saved and be with Me forever in heaven (which is nothing less than in-dwelling in Me),” this applies in a way that DOES NOT APPLY to ANYONE else. Because He is God. This, it seems to me, is literally a few MINUTES of contemplation of the Triune Godhead, but so many miss it utterly and completely. They conflate men with God. If you’re in love, you could never mistake the one you love for anyone else, much less some random sodomite criminal apostate. Or even a GOOD priest!

When Infinite Love says that He loves the relative gnat, the gnat should listen, listen well, and believe. Because there is no incentive for the Infinite to lie or manipulate the gnat. The only POSSIBLE explanation is infinite, gratuitous LOVE. To reject this is… Luciferian. In the purest sense.

This is why I harp and harp, SCREECH even, about the absolute necessity of a PERSONAL relationship with Jesus Christ and, therefore, with His Bride, the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, outside of which there is no salvation. And, obviously, this is why we love His Vicar on Earth, the Vicar of Christ, and why we fight and defend that Office, and its authority and jurisdiction – especially against SUBSTANTIAL ERROR in a juridical matter by the Holy Father himself. Especially. Because we are all living the catastrophic fallout of such error.

Well. That was a tangent. All from… The Everly Brothers? Absolutely.

Here is “Walk Right Back”, which I have always heard as God calling us to repentance, confession and most especially to THE EUCHARIST. To this day, when I approach the Communion Rail, after being shriven and appropriately fasting and preparing per my state in life, I hear this as I walk up the aisle of the nave, Our Eucharistic Lord, speaking to me.

Shut up. I ain’t cryin’. You cryin’.

I want you to tell Me why you walked out on Me

I’m so lonesome every day

I want you to know that since you walked out on Me

Nothin’ seems to be the same old way

Think about the love that burns within My Heart for you

The good times we had before you went away, oh Me

Walk right back to Me this minute

Bring your love to Me, don’t send it

I’m so lonesome every day

I want you to tell Me why you walked out on Me

I’m so lonesome every day

I want you to know that since you walked out on Me

Nothin’ seems to be the same old way

Think about the love that burns within My Heart for you

The good times we had before you went away, oh Me

Walk right back to Me this minute

Bring your love to Me, don’t send it

I’m so lonesome every day

I’m so lonesome every day

I’m so lonesome every day

You cryin’. You know you cryin’.

Go to confession.

Tell Him that you love Him, then go outside tonight, look up at the stars and know that’s it’s ALL for you. And only ever was. Or, if you’re so inclined, contemplate holomorphic curves in closed subvarieties of abelian varieties. He’s there. He’s everywhere.

UPDATED: The Remnant Newspaper steps in it… again.

This laughably bad piece at the Remnant Newspaper has garnered 100% negative comments so far.

Mike, you need to get out from under Chris Ferrara’s thumb while you still have an audience and a subscriber base. Seriously. The vast majority of Trads in the English-speaking world either know or strongly suspect that Benedict never validly resigned. Because it’s obvious. You’re tinkling into the wind by berating pretty much everyone in your audience for simply acknowledging reality, and actually believing that it’s important, and wanting the situation rectified.

(It was pointed out to me that this is actually mandated in Canon Law itself:

Can. 748 §1. All persons are bound to seek the truth in those things which regard God and His Church and by virtue of divine law are bound by the obligation and possess the right of embracing and observing the truth which they have come to know.”)

For the life of me, I simply cannot comprehend what these “It doesn’t matter who the Vicar of Christ on Earth is, or is not” people can possibly be thinking. Usually I can at least dimly see an opposing position’s rationale – wrong though it may be, I can still see what they’re thinking. With this, I got nothin’. If it makes no difference WHO the Pope is, then what possible purpose can the papacy serve at all? Don’t these people see that they are serving the Freemasonic agenda to a T?

I screen-capped this portion of the comment box on the piece. Very well-said here.

Happy Belated Birthday, St. John the Baptist!

Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, Sandro Botticelli, ARSH 1495

Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist, Sandro Botticelli, ARSH 1495

Well, I can’t put it any better than this:

Botticelli’s painting suggests that the mission of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is to introduce all of us, as she did the little Baptist, into a reverent and tender intimacy with her Son. The Mother of God bends over each of us, her garments dyed red in the Blood that flowed on Calvary, the very Blood that won for us every spiritual joy. Where the Mother of God is present, there charity is poured out and there spiritual joys abound. Put yourself today in the position of the child John the Baptist. Ask the Blessed Virgin to let you embrace her Son and offer Him a kiss. Her Immaculate Heart will not refuse you this.