Daily Archives: July 14, 2022

The True Guardian of Tradition

On my flight home from a family vacation to Florida Monday, I watched a fascinating documentary. It isn’t what I had intended to watch yet it was what I needed to watch.

You see, I took the YouTube Premium trial a few weeks back and discovered that 1) there are no ads and 2) I can download and save videos for watching when there is no internet connection (such as on an airplane).

Typically I bring my laptop with me when I travel. This time, however, I decided to free up room in my suitcase for a suit jacket for mass. Typically my laptop has several episodes of a documentary series called Air Disasters already downloaded. It’s a show where airline crashes are reconstructed through CGI and flight cockpit recorders and then investigated. Some have said I’m demented for watching planes crash while on a plane. I just call it conquering my fears. Typically a gin or two are involved. You should see the look on the faces of the stewardesses as they pass me by in the aisle.

Just prior to boarding, my nephew texted me a link to a most amazing video. It was called “Every crash, Air Disasters seasons 8-10” and it was three and a half hours long. Alas, the airport wifi was not strong enough to download this video in enough time before boarding.

So, shortly after takeoff I went into my playlist to see what had already been downloaded. Perhaps, I thought, there might be something good to watch on the three hour flight back to Texas. I did download these videos after all. I must have thought they were worthwhile.

I found exactly five videos. Two were Malachi Martin/Bernard Jansen interviews. Two were actual full episodes of Air Disasters that I have already seen.

And one video stood out for viewing. Keeping with the theme of the one year anniversary of TC, I nailed my video selection. It was the story of a young priest who accompanied those on the margins. He was a man who understood the tribal inculturation of the people he served. He was a humble man who lived true poverty of spirit. He was a man who – you know what? It was Archbishop Marcel LeFebvre. There. I said it. I couldn’t use any more Francisterms on gay synodal ways and sodocompaniment without vomiting.

I love this picture of the man. I’ve even grown my own beard out just like this.

Excellent movie. if you didn’t know, LeFebvre was a truly humble man who gave his life in service to the Church. I highly recommend it. Im linking it below.

Our Lady, Mother of the Church, pray for us!

St. Joseph, protector of the Church, pray for us!

St. Bonaventure, pray for us!