St. Zita and Criminal Justice 101

April 27, 2020

St. Zita (1218-1278) whose feast day is today was born at Monte Sagrati, Italy, became a servant in the household of a wool dealer at nearby Lucca when she was twelve, and was initially disliked by the other servants for her diligence, holiness and austerities but in time won them over. She was credited with many miracles, worked to alleviate the misery of the poor and criminals in prison, and died on April 27th after having been a servant in the Fatinelli family for some forty-eight years. She was canonized in 1696 and is the patroness of domestic maids and servants. Dante referred to her in his writings.

I have been taking Criminal Justice 101 this spring semester. I just finished my final thoughts and reflections paper. For all I strive to do in Criminal Justice, St. Zita, pray for me.

Final Reflections

Criminal Justice 101

Mary C Podlesak

                                                                    Dr. Fundack

Cecil College

Monday April 27, 2020

     There are four primary lessons or takeaways that I draw from this course in Criminal Justice.    As you know, I signed up for this course in Criminal Justice because I wanted to take the higher level forensics courses that require this primary course.  I did believe, and still do, that there are valid grounds for an investigation of my mother’s death, particularly for an exhumation and autopsy of her cadaver, and thus the need for a forensics course.

1.  Once I signed up for Criminal Justice, I realized how valuable the knowledge of Law Enforcement, the Justice System and corrections would be.  This should be a required course for every high school and college student.   Every citizen should cover this material at some point in their academic lives.

  Drawn from the shock and trauma of seeing my dead mummified mother, half naked, with her tongue protruding enormously, sprang my need for answers.  Who do I go to for reliable information, an honest investigation, and an accurate assessment of what happened?  Neither homicide detectives in Lancaster, nor the New York State Attorney General’s office were interested in interviewing me.  The Lancaster detectives literally took my name, phone number and address and were interested in nothing else I had to say.  Yes, I could have hired an investigator but I couldn’t find a forensic pathologist who would examine her body while she was still in the morgue.  Now that she’s buried it is more difficult.  So I decided to take the long view and learn about the criminal justice system.   I bought Vernon Geberth’s Practical Homicide Investigation to learn police detective techniques.  This Criminal Justice course has set these police investigative techniques within the context of the entire judicial system

2. My father died 23 years ago.  He was President of the Buffalo AFL-CIO.  He was not enamored of government unions, in particular, police officer’s unions.   They were and are overbearing, demanding, feeling entitled to special treatment and masonic in both structure and action.  They require the unquestioning compliance and acquiescence of their membership.  Unfortunately this initial course in Criminal Justice deals very lightly with the FOP or in the case of Lancaster, NY, the PBA.

  My father also saw prison labor as being in competition with unionized labor, to its detriment.    As you have pointed out, the absurd levels of imprisonment of the US population make prisoners ripe for slave-like exploitation.   My father detested this and hoped for a political solution.  The prison industrial system is lightly touched on in this course. 

3. The theories of criminology, some of which I studied in psychology many years ago, piqued my interest.  Not a single one of them dealt with virtue.   A criminal theory that doesn’t deal with virtue is like a car without an engine or a computer without software.  A criminal justice theory that promotes the acquisition, retention and integration of natural virtue drives reform, societal rejuvenation and personal fulfillment.  This is NOT impossible.  I have many books on the saints.  That is precisely what they did with the help of the Sacraments.  Natural virtue can be acquired by anyone, criminal or not, Sacraments or not.  If I continue in criminal justice I will pursue my own theory of criminal justice in a PhD program.

4. Our class, our college and our lives have been interrupted by the greatest fraud foisted on the citizens of the world of all time, committed by a conspiracy of state, finance, medicine and media.  The objective appears to be to kill as many people as possible, steal their stuff, and make it impossible to earn a living independently from the government.  Coronavirus is real and can kill in vulnerable subpopulations and according to medical sources can reinfect the immunologically weak.  It seems to target the elderly, the sick and the disabled. There have been reports of Covid19 patients being deliberately moved into nursing homes for the elderly in Italy, where many deaths later occurred.  One of my sources found an audio of a phone call made by a Dominican lady from a NYC hospital in which she tells her husband that she and a roomful of other patients were injected with something that resulted in death within minutes for all those so injected.  She was the last to get the shot and knew she would die so she called her husband.  Other types of fraud are being reported by doctors and other medical personnel.  Best medical protocols are not being followed or are forbidden.  It is acknowledged that few victims of this fraud are autopsied.  Autopsy is the only provable way to diagnose cause of death.  It has been reported numerous times, by medical authorities themselves, that anyone dying with Covid19 will have Covid19 listed as the cause of death. A more solid culture of autopsy would stop a fraud like this.

     The economic shutdown caused by this fraud will provoke civil unrest.  The origins of this must be investigated by objective independent (financially and otherwise) authorities.  Dr. Luc Montagnier, discoverer of HIV, has stated recently that there is no doubt that coronavirus is manufactured.  There never was any probable cause for believing a crime was committed by the vast majority of citizens which would force house arrest of all and a shutdown of business in restraint of trade.  Only an organized group under the leadership of the loyal police or military can reinforce the Bill of Rights in the states to fight this tyranny.

     I was never in favor of the death penalty.  The criminal justice system and prosecutors can too often manipulate judges and juries to convict the innocent, overlook evidence and produce a “feel-good” death sentence that throws raw meat to the masses.  However, in the case of this world-wide criminal conspiracy, which has had real world consequences for the innocent, I withdraw my objections to the death penalty.  This conspiracy and these conspirators are the very definition of enemies foreign and domestic.  They are so dangerous they can only be dealt with by example through the death penalty.  These people are guilty of treason, not simply to our constitution, but also by crimes against nature and humanity—and crimes against God.

      If what you taught in criminal justice has any worth in the real world, it must lead to the conclusion that Truth matters.  Government and its representatives must not lie.

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Within the Octave of Corpus Christi The day following the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Tomorrow I remember my mother’s birthday. If she had lived she would have been 94, but her life was cut short by a house invader or invaders.

This is an appropriate time to discuss child birth for many reasons. Abortion is in the news in several states, third tri-mester abortions, heartbeat bills, Supreme Court challenges, etc. The biblical case of St. John the Baptist, is theologically – and I would assert – ontologically important in the history of mankind. When God wants to make a point He usually sends us a baby. St. Elizabeth was alleged to have been 88 years old when she conceived little Johnny, obviously beyond the normal range of human reproduction. Blessed Mother stopped by to help her much older cousin cope with the joyous event physically and spiritually. No c-section, no drugs, no vaccines, no drops needed for this birth, only Our Lady’s helping hands.

The subject of this post is not the birth of St. John the Baptist, but rather the death of an infant in Texas. Breitbart’s article: on this death comes to the conclusion that the infant was beaten, bruised and cut to death. If true it would be beyond horrible. Do I believe they murdered this child? – not for a second. Vaccines have been positively identified as causing these kinds of injuries. These two likely followed best medical advice, and vaccinated their premature infant against hepatitis. Being young, unmarried and immature, they don’t know or realize the consequences of vaccinating a premature infant. I can speak out and this I am doing. I will keep them in my prayers.

Friday June 14, 2019

St. Basil the Great, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church, semi-double feast

Ember Friday

For Centuries the Church celebrated the feast of St. Basil on June 14th, when according to tradition in 370, he was raised to the see of Caesarea Mazaca, today’s Kayseri, Turkey. Caesarea was then a powerful and wealthy city, a crossroads of the Orient. His see controlled Cappadocia, Pontus and more than half of Asia Minor. The Catholic Encyclopedia says he influenced, “from the Balkans to the Mediterranean and from the Aegean to the Euphrates”. I presume with the updated post-Vatican II calendar, his feast was combined with that of his contemporary, St. Gregory Naziazen, bishop of the see of Constantinople and set to January 2nd, the day after the anniversary of his death. Like St. Athanasius, another contemporary, Basil, fought the Arian heresy.

Basil’s letters tell the story of his tremendous and varied activities: he worked for the exclusion of unfit candidates from the sacred ministry and the deliverance of bishops from the temptation of simony, he required discipline and observance of canons from both laymen and clerics. He rebuked the sinful, provided oversight to offenders and penitents. He defended clerical rights and immunities, and made sure his priests were trained for their tasks. Basil was a man of unique powers, as he laid down the law to leading citizens, imperial governors, settled disputes with wisdom and finality, assisted the needy both spiritually and materially. In his earlier pre-episcopate career he became a monastic, founded a monastery, wrote a rule and greatly influenced St. Benedict. He became known as the father of Oriental monasticism. Basil added the cenobitic or community form of monastery life.

His relations with Rome were not altogether smooth. The pope at the time was Damasus I. The Catholic Encyclopedia said the following concerning him:

Damasus defended with vigour the CatholicFaith in a time of dire and varied perils. In two Roman synods (368 and 369) he condemned Apollinarianism and Macedonianism; he also sent his legates to the Council of Constantinople (381), convoked against the aforesaid heresies. In the Roman synod of 369 (or 370) Auxentius, the ArianBishop of Milan, was excommunicated; he held the see, however, until his death, in 374, made way for St. Ambrose. The heretic Priscillian, condemned by the Council of Saragossa (380) appealed to Damasus, but in vain. It was Damasus who induced Saint Jerome to undertake his famous revision of the earlier Latin versions of the Bible (see VULGATE). St. Jerome was also his confidential secretary for some time (Ep. cxxiii, n. 10). An important canon of the New Testament was proclaimed by him in the Roman synod of 374. The Eastern Church, in the person of St. Basil of Cæsarea, besought earnestly the aid and encouragement of Damasus against triumphant Arianism; the pope, however, cherished some degree of suspicion against the great Cappadocian Doctor. 

With regard to St. Basil’s view of this dispute, the Encyclopedia says the following:

Some difficulty has arisen out of the correspondence of St. Basil with the Roman See. That he was in communion with the Western bishops and that he wrote repeatedly to Rome asking that steps be taken to assist the Eastern Church in her struggle with schismatics and heretics is undoubted; but the disappointing result of his appeals drew from him certain words which require explanation. Evidently he was deeply chagrined that Pope Damasus on the one hand hesitated to condemn Marcellus and the Eustathians, and on the other preferred Paulinus to Meletius in whose right to the See of Antioch St. Basil most firmly believed. At the best it must be admitted that St. Basil criticized the pope freely in a private letter to Eusebius of Samosata (Ep. ccxxxix) and that he was indignant as well as hurt at the failure of his attempt to obtain help from the West. Later on, however, he must have recognized that in some respects he had been hasty; in any event, his strong emphasis of the influence which the Roman See could exercise over the Eastern bishops, and his abstaining from a charge of anything like usurpation are great facts that stand out obviously in the story of the disagreement.

St. Basil did not accuse the pope with whom he disagreed of “usurpation”.In other words Basil was not accusing the pope of acting in bad faith in regards to Basil’s pleadings, unlike the situation of today. He could not condemn the pope for heresy. His relations with Damasus were just another cross to bear. As stated in previous “Saints posts”, the laity supported bishops like Basil and allowed him the freedom to confront Emperors like Valens and other Arians in the government and episcopacy. I can’t find a trace of his see left in Kayseri, Turkey. What a tragedy for Turkey and all Eastern Catholics – and Christians.

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday. It is the rebuke of St. Basil to the Arians, who did not believe in a fully equal eternally loving Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

The following is a prayer of St. Basil from a tourism site for Turkey(?):

Prayer of St. Basil the Great

O God and Lord of the Powers, and Maker of all creation, Who, because of Thy clemency and incomparable mercy, didst send Thine Only-Begotten Son and our Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of mankind, and with His venerable Cross didst tear asunder the record of our sins, and thereby didst conquer the rulers and powers of darkness; receive from us sinful people, O merciful Master, these prayers of gratitude and supplication, and deliver us from every destructive and gloomy transgression, and from all visible and invisible enemies who seek to injure us. Nail down our flesh with fear of Thee, and let not our hearts be inclined to words or thoughts of evil, but pierce our souls with Thy love, that ever contemplating Thee, being enlightened by Thee, and discerning Thee, the unapproachable and everlasting Light, we may unceasingly render confession and gratitude to Thee: The eternal Father, with Thine Only-Begotten Son, and with Thine All-Holy, Gracious, and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

St. Basil the Great, pray for us and especially all the peoples of the Middle East particularly now at this time of great trial.

Quotes are from the Catholic Encyclopedia, under Pope Damasus I and St. Basil the Great. Also the prayer is from

Thursday June 13, 2019

Pentecost Thursday, Feast of St. Antony of Padua, Confessor, Doctor of the Church, semi-double feast

Rorate Caeli had a nice post on Saint Antony of Padua. They quoted from his sermon on the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Saint Anthony warns negligent superiors and prelates of the dire personal consequences of their omission — and the danger of ambition, particularly of superiors (“In superiori gradu præferuntur, ut lapsu graviore ruant.”)

Saint Antony was born in Portugal in 1195, as Ferdinand. He lived during the lifetime of St. Francis. Many popes occupied the papal throne during his short life of 36 years. All of them were loyal to the faith of Christ. Saint Anthony had the good fortune to be born at a time of the rise of the mendicant orders of the Church. He eventually became a Franciscan. Through misadventure of sailing, he ended up in Sicily, rejoined the Franciscans, was discovered, by accident, to have great powers of oratory and biblical scholarship which enabled him to convert obstinate sinners to penitence and obdurate heretics. Thus he was called “The Hammer of the Heretics”. Antony was said to have keen and resourceful methods of argument. His superior sent him out as an itinerant preacher in Northern Italy. While Antony did not have Father Francis’ sweetness and simplicity, and he was no poet, ( but) he had learning and eloquence, marked powers of logical analysis and reasoning, a burning zeal for souls, a magnetic personality, and a sonorous voice that carried far. (which in those days was vital for a public speaker).

His greatest results were seen in Padua, where, not only were his sermons listened to by enormous congregations, but they led to a widespread reformation of morals and conduct in the city. He died on June 13, 1231 and was canonized by Pope Gregory IX one year later. Pope Gregory IX was a great supporter of the mendicant orders and looked upon them as the means for… counteracting by voluntary poverty the love of luxury and splendour which was possessing many ecclesiastics; a powerful weapon for suppressing heresy within the Church; and an army of brave soldiers of Christ who were ready to preach His Gospel to the pagans even at the risk of their life. 

Rorate Caeli was correct in pointing out the virtues and theological excellence of St. Antony. What Rorate did not point out was the fact that Pope Gregory IX had his back. He was not only a supporter of the mendicant and traditional orders, but made it a point to preach and walk with them among the people. Can we honestly say Pope Francis supports mendicant and contemplative orders in their essential missions? Without the support of ecclesiastical superiors, how can priests and nuns fulfill their essential missions? Especially if those missions are being undermined by sodomites, heresies of all sorts, but particularly, masonic heresies and influences. As I said yesterday, only the laity with the support of Catholic governments can right this ship. Neither the cardinals, bishops, “Pope” Benedict, the Franciscans, Benedictines, Carmelites, Jesuits, Dominicans, Premonstrations, etc. can do it all by themselves. We the Catholic people have to organize this effort.

Once again, these inadequate words were supplied by a compilation of Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints, 1954, p.251-258. The Catholic Encyclopedia was used for the information on Pope Gregory IX.

Wednesday June 12,2019

Ember Wednesday: A day of fast and abstinence 

Mundabor, of Mundabor’s blog has expressed frustration with Dubia Cardinal Burke when he says, The duty of Burke and the other Cardinals is to address the problem of a heretical Pope , not merely make the right noises. He goes on to assert that Burke’s statements amount to the meow’s of a cat and hold about as much weight with Pope Francis.
But how can we possibly expect Cardinals to mount a spirited opposition to the heresies of Pope Francis, organize a wild-cat council to depose him, and raise money for all this, while at the same time, PF removes their appointments, then their offices, stipends and finally excommunicates them???

The Emperor Constantine had three sons, two of them sympathetic to the true Catholic faith and one, Constantius, was an Arian sympathizer. In 350 Emperor Constans was murdered. With Constantius assumption to the throne, he attempted to crush all opposition to Arian belief. Constantius forced his beliefs on the Italian bishops, and finally on Pope Liberius. He was sent into isolation in Thrace until, broken in body and Spirit,he too gave his consent to Arian decrees. St. Athanasius, sent into exile multiple times, held on for another year with the support of his own clergy and people. Then one night, as he was celebrating a vigil in the church of St. Thomas, soldiers broke in. Athanasius was instantly surrounded by his people, who swept him out into the safety of darkness; but for six years thereafter he had to live in hiding. His abounding energy now expressed itself in literary composition, and to this period are ascribed his chief writings, including a History of the Arians….

This account from The Lives of the Saints, 1954, is based on Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints. My point here is that St. Athanasius could not have stood up to the world without the support of faithful laity. I’ll bet that Pope Liberius, who caved on consent to Arian decrees DID NOT have the support of the laity that St. Athanasius had. He should have stood his ground and accepted the sword of Constanstius, but that’s easy for me to say, in my air conditioned comfort. I’m not suggesting that St. Athanasius would not have been willing to be martyred for the faith. I know he would have, but his faithful laity were not about to let that happen. They knew the strength of his faith and his arguments for it. They weren’t willing to lose that.

Another different instance of lay support was that provided by Emperor Sigismund the sponsor and organizer of the Council of Constance, which removed 3 sitting popes and eventually elected one new pope, Martin V. Without his military power and financial backing none of that would have been accomplished and today we may have 5 popes instead of only two.

Faithful laity, supporting faithful clergy will bring about the change that needs to be made in the Church to bring back doctrinal conformity with the true Catholic faith. I have tirelessly commented that only a military posse from a Catholic country or coalition of countries with a subsequent Inquisition by authentic Catholic theologians can purge the Vatican and the clergy of the heretics in the papacy and cardinalate. The masons, sodomites and heretics of all kinds have to go before repair can begin. Catholics need another “champion of orthodoxy”, this time in the papacy, to lead us out of the moral wilderness we are in.

April 27, 2019

Pope Benedict XV and World War I

Pope St. Pius X was attempting to contact the Habsburg emperor, Franz Joseph in July and August of 1914, as I understand it ,unsuccessfully, to try to formulate a cease fire. The assasination of Franz Ferdinand occurred in June. Pius X died August 20th, 1914. The Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr. Xavier Wernz, died not 24 hours before on August 19th. They were said to have died of: pneumonia, stroke, heart attack, the flu, and my personal favorite: “a broken heart”. In truth, they must have been poisoned, with a slow acting poison. All their symptoms comport with hemlock poisoning. After they died, the conclave of September 1914 gave Catholics Pope Benedict XV, a protege of Cardinal Rampolla, discovered after his death to be a member of a satanic masonic organization, the OTO. It is likely the masons who murdered Pius X and Fr. Wernz didn’t stop there, they changed Pius X’s Apostolic Constitution to make it easier to elect a mason to the papacy. So, Question: How vigorous was Benedict XV in pursuing a negotiated peace during that awful war? In Ad beatissimi Apostolorum,he apparently called all belligerent nations to come to the negotiating table. What leverage did he have? What leverage did he try to use? So he came out with an encyclical denouncing the carnage and prophetically predicting the demise of nations, because they threw off Christian principles and most importantly the Social Reign of Christ the King. Any mason could have said the same. The real question is what did he actually do to try to effect what he advocated? Pius V didn’t sit around writing encyclicals denouncing the invasion of theTurks, no, instead, he sought the help of Christian allies and supported Don Juan of Austria and Marcantonio Colonna when they halted the Moslem tide at the Battle of Lepanto. He was attempting to form an alliance of the Italian Cities, France, Poland, and other Christian nations of Europe to march against the Turks when he died in Rome on May 1, 1572. Deeds, not words, matter.

March 22, 2019

It is irrefutable that Francis is a heretic infiltrator, a mason and likely a sodomite. In essence he is a criminal. I do not share your optimism that he can be removed by some group of good hearted bishops. Those bishops are likely to be excommunicated long before they could take the first step towards a synod or council that they initiate. Unless those cardinals or bishops have the backing of a nation state with a Catholic majority lobbying for a solution to this spread of heresy, nothing will be accomplished when Francis squashes them like so many bugs. Only the assertion and demonstration of the power of a nation state backing those bishops with money, moral support and guns can solve this problem. I fully agree on that point with Ann Barnhardt. This is not a time to wait for fire from the Heavens. God is waiting for us to act, just as St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Norbert, St. Pius V, St. Robert Bellarmane and so many others did to defend the Catholic Church. We don’t have the Moslems invading Europe in exactly the way they did in the 1600’s, but the modern invasion of heresy in many ways is much worse. The nation states of Eastern Europe, dominated by more conservative governments , and large Catholic minorities, the Visegard countries are the most likely source of a solution to the papal conundrum, along with Italy and Austria. If they can resist the authoitarianism of the EU, they may be able to conspire, with our moral and financial support, to overthrow the infiltrator of the Vatican. Once that is accomplished, only then could an inquisition be formed to test the faith of all the clergy. Only clergy committed to the true faith can be kept in place and reconsecrated, along with the Church, just as the ancient Maccabbes did. If the “third secret of Fatima revealed in the year 2000” by Cardinal Sodano has any true aspects, I believe they are this: The soldiers depicted in the vision represent Catholic invaders coming in to remove the heretics. I hope and pray it is not violent invasion. The heretic Cardinals, and clergy should surrender willingly, but I doubt if they will. Like Anacletus II, who had the military support of Roger of Sicily, the present heretics of the Vatican have big money support, the New World Order. It is not likely to be bloodless. I will repost this at

This was written in response to Frank Walker’s video of March 21st at