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What about Amoris Laetitia?

Hello Mr. Guimaraes,

I have read commentaries on the Pope's new document Amoris Laetitia - everything from "it's a bit imprudent but doesn't change anything" to "it's heretical, revolutionary, changes everything..."

I have been waiting to see what you will say on the topic, so I can have a solid analysis. Are you going to write something or give an opinion?

I am certainly hoping and waiting.



The Editor responds:

Hello Mr. J.S.,

Thank you for your consideration.

Yes, I am planning to comment on the document in my column Bird’s Eye View, which should be posted on April 29.


     Atila S. Guimarães


The Joy of the Impure Love

Henry 8


Wanderer: ‘TIA Is a Bunch of Kooks’

Good evening,

I've read some of your material and what I've read appears to be quite good.

In the 4/14/2016 edition of the Wanderer, James Drummey responds to a question from a reader regarding Tradition In Action. Mr. Drummey references an article by Homer Sweeney that talks about "two Sr. Lucys" and ultimate suggests that Tradition in Action is a bunch of kooks (my translation).

I couldn't find the article on your website and wanted to give Tradition in Action the benefit of the doubt. I'm hoping that you can comment on Mr. Sweeney's alleged article and its legitimacy. I have to admit, without the benefit of reading Mr. Sweeney's article. it does seem far-fetched.

Please keep up the good work in defending our Catholic faith.

     God bless,


The Editor responds:

Good morning Mr. J.J.,

The article by Mr. Sweeney is not an isolated piece, but must be seen in perspective. The basic article on the discussion of the two Sister Lucys is by Dr. Marian Horvat; it is here. This article raised a lot of controversy, including Mr. Sweeney's article.

To follow the pros and cons on the topic you may read here.

The Wanderer has been against TIA for a long time, since its director publicly accused our position of Resistance as being schismatic. We duly refuted his arguments, but Mr. Alphonse Matt and the employees of that weekly continue to slander us, without any consideration for what Catholic Morals teach us about the sin of defamation.

The writer who gave the ammunition for that attack of The Wanderer, Mr. Stephen Hand, later recognized he was wrong and we were right and apologized to TIA. The others continue on the same path. If they do not change, they will have to answer before God for their action.

     Thank you for your encouragement.

     Atila S. Guimarães


Sister Lucy & Fatima


Looking over your old posts about the two Sister Lucys I am finding the photographs and the analysis very convincing. I just do not see how these two women can possibly be the same person.

This triggers other thoughts. Think how powerful a conspiracy this must have been! All the sisters at the Carmel surely knew about the deception, as did the lay people who work there, families and friends, and so forth. Not to mention the family and friends of the woman who became the impostor! And yet no one, not one, has spoken up. Were they bribed? Threatened? Both?

And in my mind too this calls the entire Fatima event into question. If this was truly Mary, Queen of Heaven, do you imagine that these human beings plotting all this could suppress the contend of the real secret? (I am persuaded, even without the photographs, that the “secret” eventually revealed was false. It’s downright silly! Why would the assassination attempt on the Pope be a secret, especially AFTER the attack?)

We are not required to believe in the validity of Fatima (or Lourdes, or any of these other “apparitions”), and that Mary did not defend her message in this instance causes me to disbelieve in the whole thing.


TIA responds:


Regarding your first set of question referring to the persons around Sister Lucy and family members, you may find the answers to similar questions here.

Regarding the “secret” released by the Vatican in 2000, there are analyzes of it here and here.

Regarding your attitude of skepticism about Our Lady's apparitions, we believe you are wrong. Our Lady came to Lourdes and to Fatima to help us. These apparitions were officially recognized by the Church. No good Catholic disregards the warnings of the Mother of God, even though Catholics are not obliged to believe in them.

It is a Protestant tendency to not believe in what is complicated. God and His truths are much superior to our petty intelligences. For us, everything that we don’t understand seems complicated. We should accustom ourselves to respectfully believe what comes from God and Our Lady even when we don’t understand it.

The miracles that happened in Lourdes and Fatima show quite clearly that they were true revelations that truly come from Our Lady.


     TIA correspondence desk


Lincoln Despised Blacks


Great series on the South and I plan to purchase the books for my homeschooling.

Thought you'd find this interesting. I found it on the marthapeveto.org blog - she has lots of interesting facts on the South.

We need to break the myth the revolution created about Lincoln and the North fighting the war for slavery. That was just a propaganda tool, and the last thing from their intentions.

The reality: Lincoln was no fan of black people.

I’ll let Honest Abe speak for himself on this one:
  • “I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.” – Lincoln during his first debate with Stephan Douglas – Aug. 21, 1858
  • “I will to the very last stand by the law of this State, which forbids the marrying of white people with Negroes.” – Lincoln during his fourth debate with Stephan Douglas – Sept. 18, 1858
  • “Negro equality? Fudge! How long in the Government of a God great enough to make and maintain this Universe, shall there continue knaves to vend and fools to gulp, so low a piece of demagoguism as this?” – Lincoln, Fragments: Notes for Speeches, Sept. 1859 (vol. 3)
  • “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not no ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believed will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.” – Lincoln during his fourth debate with Stephan Douglas – Sept. 18, 1858
Moreover, Lincoln didn’t want blacks staying in America after they were freed. He was an outspoken advocate of what was, at the time, called “colonization,” or shipping all the black people back to Africa. His own words:
    “I cannot make it better known than it already is that I strongly favor colonization.” – Lincoln’s Second Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862


God's Geometry

Dear TIA,

I thought you and your readers would enjoy this beautiful series of pictures showing us the perfection of each one of these plants, proving the enormous care with which God creates everything.

May He be glorified forever.


Plants 1 Plants 2 Plants 2


Blason de Charlemagne
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Posted April 19, 2016

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