Battle Ready, Cool, and Durable


~ ITEM:I looked at this “masculine and muscular” military rosary, and said to myself, “The men need to have these!!”

~ ITEM: RUGGED ROSARIES® = The spiritual strength, durability, and reliability of the Holy Rosary PLUS the proven strength, durability, and reliability of paracord.

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~ WORD HAS IT that many persons of a popistical sort have no end of problems with their cool prayer-tool: the rosary. Knotted up in tangles; spontaneously breaking into a pocket full of beads and broken wire; just wearing out.. and for Catholic men, having, well, rather girly-looking jewelery in hand.

Well, no more!


Witness two new products for the prayer-warrior in these troublous times: the military paracord rosary, and the World war reproduction rosary (seen at top)! That’s right, actual military parachute cord, able to support up to 550 pounds of weight, and ever-useful in survival, fishing, and emergency situations to tourniquets and the like; and metal bead on chain rosaries given to U.S. Catholic soldiers in two world wars, meant to survive just about anything and everything.. actual military service, travel, hiking, construction sites, rough handling, small children, and more.

For the manly Catholic men out there, both give the lie to the old saying that “rosaries are for old women”, and that they must look like tacky Victorian costume jewelry, fit for a dowager. The para-cord ones are especially suitable for military personnel, and can survive a great deal of rough accidental usage; they can hang off your belt, in your car, off your ruck-sack, or (OK, ladies, you can have one too) in your purse.


Listen TO MC Hammer!

Why? We got to pray, as noted cultural philosopher and performer of musical tunes MC Hammer has noted in one of his songs. As the chaos rises, as the persecution of Christians (especially Catholics) grows under secular regimes, and Jihadi attacks, as out souls thirst for the living God, we need the power, peace, and comfort.. as St. Paul commanded.. “Pray Without Ceasing”. Part of why our civilization is so sick? We’ve ceased to water it, ourselves, or our neighbor and various problems with patient, persistent, and powerful prayer.

Surely Binks has sold his soul for this one? Nope. The WebElf gets no Vatican kickbacks, bribes, inducement, incentive, pay-off, graft, sweeteners, sop, backhander, enticement, hush money, payola, allurement, or corrupting gift for praising up this gear, nor do I own either (yet). I just surf the web, and come across interesting answers to age-old problems, get enthused, and start talking about it online. Squee!!

What Are You Waiting For?

So drop a line to Fr. Richard Heilman and ask about his awesome 1916 Military Combat Rosary and mini prayer-manuals; or over to the paracord people of’s Rugged Rosaries®, for their wide & interesting line of paracorded holy gear, and other stuffs. They have a lot of different products, scattered over several pages, so check out the entire site if you’re interested.

P.S. Teh Binks loves the Memento Mori’ Skulls Rosary, as seen below.


So Saith,

Teh Binks

Easter III: Thus Saith Hilary

~ WISE WORDS worth pondering, about where we are in 2016, spiritually, and what it all means in the light of Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter. The article is by commentator and freelance writer (and lucky friend of Binks), Miss Hilary White.

Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.



Hatred, Wisdom and Easter: What’s the Connection?


A Happy St. Patrick’s Day

WELL HELL’S BELLS! Now here they are, dragging religion into holidays, and everything! What’s this world coming to?

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The Lorica (Breastplate) of Saint Patrick, also known as The Deer’s Cry, is an ancient devotional prayer, his call to arms and call to faith, his personal testament, a prayer for protection, and of the great and ringing faith of the Evangelist To The Irish.



A Roman Lorica Segmentata (Segmented Breastplate), c. AD100

Possibly a Romano-Scot, the teen Patricius was likely captured and enslaved from somewhere around Dumbarton, and after his escape home, later went to France and Italy to study Christianity. He felt a call to return to Ireland to evangelize the very people who had made him a slave. His family included Christian clergy, Roman legionaries, and his maternal uncle may have been St. Martin of Tours.

St Patrick – The Apostle of Ireland

Various relics– including the pastoral staff (the Bachall Iosa) belonging to St. Patrick were preserved and honoured for over 1100 years, but were burnt in Dublin as ‘dangerous Popish trash’ in 1538 by the Protestant English. Surviving are his bell, part of his jaw, and a tooth, amongst other things & places associated with him.

Though the following rendering of The Lorica is clear and poetic, I prefer the musical setting and the hymn lyrics based on the prayer by Irishwoman C.F. Alexander. I had this hymn sung as part of my ordination service into the Anglican priesthood, in 1992, on Holy Cross Day.

Can I Get An Amen?

1639 years along, The Breastplate prayer still has the power to lift my heart up unto the Lord, give me goosebumps, and inspire me to fight the good fight. I hope it does the same for you.

ALMIGHTY GOD, who in thy providence didst choose thy servant Patrick to be the apostle of the Irish people, to bring those who were wandering in darkness and error to the true light and knowledge of thee: Grant us so to walk in that light, that we may come at last to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever. Amen.

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Lorica of Saint Patrick

I Arise Today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth and His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In obedience of angels,
In service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In preachings of the apostles,
In faiths of confessors,
In innocence of virgins,
In deeds of righteous men.

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendour of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
From snares of the devil,
From temptations of vices,
From every one who desires me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude.

I summon today all these powers between me and evil,
Against every cruel merciless power that opposes my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of women and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul.
Christ shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that reward may come to me in abundance.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through a confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.

St. Patrick (ca. AD 377)

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The Expurgated Version


~ ITEM: List of Verses Omitted from other Bible Versions (NIV, ASV, NASB et al.)

~ ITEM: On Bible Criticism and Its Counterarguments; and The Documentary Theory of the Authorship of the Pentateuch: Collection of Critical Articles

~ THE MORE THAT the Bible is translated, said C.S. Lewis, the less it is read. There are now so many boutique and niche-versions of the Christian Bible, it’s a veritable forest. We might also say that the more experts have their way with God’s Word, the more it seems to vanish into thin air, by their critical acids, pretending to be ‘objective scholarship’ of Biblical Criticism.

These ideas are partly why so many preachers say such weird and irrelevant stuff from the pulpit– they have the special inside knowledge, you see. The sheep in the pews are there to be patronized, talked down to, and baffled with this kind of BS.

It Gets Worse

But the nasty thing about a lot of modern Bibles? They simply leave some verses out, or in the footnotes, because experts. And they won’t always tell you what they’ve been up to.

Thing is, saith Binks, such edits depend on a teeteringly tall stack of assumptions about the Bible, and Julius Wellhausen-style ‘onwards and upwards progression’ arguments. I am no expert, and am instinctively suspicious of experts, and expertism in general. Partly because of problems like this:

“Wellhausen’s method is clear and straightforward. Every passage that fits his theory is authentic; all others are forgeries.”

Julius Had A Theory

Julius Had A Theory

What-now? Yes, you read that correctly.

Wellhausen’s method & theory itself depends on a taken-for granted 19th century theory of improvement & progress, that acorns come before oak trees, and (to make it very simplistic) we now are the smartest & bestest people ever, because we are alive now, and  we know so much more than the naive dolts who went before us. Especially the pre-scientific & pre-critical nitwits who lived & lied-up the Bible. It would have been  better, really, if they’d all been superior Germanic Biblical professors a lot like Wellhausen.

This is classical ‘Jumping Off Your Own Shadow’ cleverness, where your master-theory assumes what it has to prove, and does not include a proper examination of the hidden assumptions, presumptions, and biases implicit in, say, being a late 19th century German academic. This is a classical form of Ivory Tower Blind-Spot. It reminds me of a retired Episcopal Seminary professor who said, in my hearing, that given the way that saint, evangelist, apostle and eyewitness of Our Lord St. Matthew mis-handled the Old Testament, that he  “would have flunked my intro to the New Testament course.”

Words fail.

Then, all the like-minded modern experts gather together, echo each other, and assume anybody not as clever as them & Wellhausen are rather pitiable unserious persons, and to be treated as such, or simply lied to in general.

Looking At The Bible

We simply don’t know why some families of NT documents have omissions, differences, or variations. Nor do Biblical Scholars, especially the darned German ones, who have utterly buggerized & theoretized the faith & Bible as much as they have helped it.

As Pope Benedict XVI has pointed out in his two books on Jesus of Nazareth, even after we have criticized and analysed and crumbled the Bible, we still must unbreak it and re-read and know it as God’s Word. Deconstruction must lead to deeper understanding, or it is merely a con leading to destruction. Unwisdom.

Or, as a recently rediscovered speech & poem by J.R.R. Tolkien puts it,

Twenty years have flowed away
down the long river
And never in my life will return
for me from the sea.
Ah, years in which looking far away
I saw ages long past
When still trees bloomed
free in a wide country.

And thus now all begins to wither
With the breath of cold-hearted wizards
To know things they break them*
And their stern lordship they establish
Through fear of death.

* My emphasis.

A Few Speculations

For instance– even if we agree (‘cuz it’s shorter & simpler = Wellhausen) that the Gospel of Mark is early, might not the early Church very early on (in late apostolic immediate sub-apostolic time) have been guided by the Holy Spirit to edit the Gospel to add, fix, and clarify Mark, in accord with the faith, the creed, and the three other Gospels? So the runty-Gospel doesn’t look strange and incomplete, compared to the other three, the Letters of Paul, and the preaching, creed, and worship in the Churches?

Or, what if the scribes of Peter wrote more in an ‘updated edition’, as remembered from his preaching, with the last chapter?

Or, what if there was an early set of incomplete manuscripts, and a later completed one?

Or, what if the earliest (fuller) texts were destroyed or lost in various persecutions or invasions, and other texts (the incomplete, or uncorrected or partial texts) survived, because they were not in as much use?

That’s a very few “what ifs”, on one possibility, for one Gospel. So easy, a web-elf can do it. Oh, and, of course, everything that fits my theory is authentic; all others are forgeries.

Growl, Grumble

Leaving dozens of verses out of modern Bible translations as modern scholars have done in too many Bible mistranslations is hubristic, arrogant, and assumes too much that we simply cannot know, but must take on faith. And no, I’m not a KJV-worshipper– nor am I an unreflective Westcott & Hort, or Wellhausen fanboy.

Let’s be clear here: as against the witness of a good part of the surviving New Testament documents, experts have made their version of the Bible fit Liberal German theories of simpler=earlier. Anything that does not fit with the theory does not belong.

However, I do believe that the Spirit-guided evangelists of the Spirit-guided Church were indeed receivers of the promised Holy Ghost, who would bring all things into remembrance, whatsoever Jesus had taught the apostles, and to write it in the Spirit-sealed Word of God, all by the power and inspiration of the Risen Logos, the incarnate Word, Jesus Christ.


Somehow, the Church prospered and grew and preached for over 1830 years (give or take) without the bizarre and too often destructive and high-handed ‘expertise’ of unrestricted theories and guesses about the Bible, which has led us to the ideological nightmare of “politically correct” feminist ‘Bibles‘, pro-Gay ‘Bibles‘, and the popular modern ‘with the suspicious bits left out’ versions.

Don’t trust the experts. Binks may be wrong, too. The truth may be larger, more interesting, simpler or more complicated than some German guy said. The experts do not have, or should not have, the final word. ~

~ Binks

It All Depends


~ IT ALL DEPENDS WHAT YOU think is actually going on– and therefore what needs to be said and done– on what you think is real and true.

For instance, if you were born in the 60s, and tend Leftwards, you think it’s all about getting people into the Kumbayah circle, generating positive feelings, and perhaps some weed-smoke, and the world will come together in peace, love, and flowers. The 60s were an optimistic time, and old barriers and conflicts were going to be fixed by the UN, and fine-sounding words, and becoming subtly Communist & worldly. This fulfilled that part of the European revolutionary spirit of the 1840s. Utopia, next stop! Happy happy, joy joy, everything is awesome!

Do You Smell Smoke?

However, what if the real situation is that we are in a burning Minas Tirith, surrounded by countless entrenched orcs, wargs, Nazgul, and other monsters; within the walls are despair, treachery, not enough warriors, and a fading spirit. There are a few hidden away in the burning city singing Kumbayah or the Gondorian equivalent, but they are worse than useless. Even worse? somehow, The Enemy is in control of the people running things. And there’s plenty of blame to go around, not just based on your habits of mind, group-think, or the alleged general consensus.


Where’s your ‘Kumbaya’ now, puny mortals?

Wait, It Gets Worse!

Sadly, many of the churches of our time worship big government, the spirit of the age, and feelings over facts and faith. That is, the church militant– the church fighting the good fight here below cheered on by the angels, saints, martyrs and faithful ones of the church above– is making Kumbayah, not spiritual war, against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Think cops on permanent donut-break whilst the criminals run wild.

To a real extend, this is the fault of Rome. When the Roman Catholics get a sniffle, the protestants get double pneumonia. Vatican II was a mess. It replaced evangelism with ecumenism; truth with consensus (a.k.a. the pooling of ignorance & contradiction in search of truth); worship with self-regarding spectacle; a world-culture with a divided weak waffling ‘spirit’. A house divided cannot stand.

C’mon Rome– Kumbayah? Ecumenism with Muslim prayers at the Vatican? All happy times, and ever onwards and upwards? Great, big massive lies, with feckin’ bells hanging off them! Please, Pope Bergoglio: show me in the Bible where Jesus ever said that he came to bring peace, flowers, and Kumbayah, and that the march of the church is like a bunch of hippies skipping through a field of flowers. Where he said that we should surrender to other faiths, or to a worldly feel-good agnosticism.


La lalala lalalala la la, la

So which is it?

The one thing I know and feel in my bones is that the more we deny the fact of darkness in ourselves, the world, and in spiritual places, the more we’ve wandered into a self-decieving la-la land, while failing to recognize we’re in a minefield. In the fog. At night. Having no clear idea which way to go. And the darkness knows it.

The more we live in denial, the more we excuse ourselves from these time, OUR times, which require wakeful, wise, brave people to fight against and to name the evils around us, within us, and threatening us. ~


Bulletin From The Front Lines


A Voice From The Pews

I’m a guy from Brooklyn who attends the Traditional Mass at Holy Innocents Church in New York City.

I don’t know if you have heard anything about the impending closure of my parish, Holy Innocents. It is the central church for tradition in the archdiocese of New York, with a daily TLM (Traditional Latin Mass).

Oh, we have the standard Mass in English there as well. We have no debt. The congregation is growing. We just went through a tremendous rehabilitation of our mural, which was painted by Constantino Brumidi, the artist who later painted the U.S. Capitol. See here:

All of this was done by the congregation raising money or, in my own case, using my construction skills sometimes literally on my hands and knees for hours, working and sweating to help rehabilitate the church building.

On The Other Hand

The archdiocese is currently rehabilitating St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the tune of $200 million, and it needs money big-time. To save costs, it recently announced that it was looking to close a number of parish churches in Manhattan.

Fair enough. There are too many churches in Manhattan left over from when the Church was strong in New York. However, we are on the top of the list. Interestingly, one of the Manhattan churches that holds LGBT Masses is not on the list:

Father Justin Wylie, who was attached to the United Nations, preached the following sermon at mass a few weeks ago. I was in the front row, and I was so excited I almost jumped up and shouted (but didn’t, not in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament and during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass–I AM a Traditionalist Catholic).

Here’s a post by Catholic blogger ‘Father Z’ with the transcript. Please take a moment to read it:

The end result? Not so good.

Then What Happened

It seems that the archdiocese of New York has not only yanked Fr. Wylie’s permission to say Mass in New York, it’s written letters to the UN delegation and father Wylie’s diocese, and he’ll be officially kicked out of New York City shortly:

This is not made up. This is not drama. I know Father Wylie personally. I know that Traditionalists often come off as paranoid. But remember the old joke that just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean that they’re not out to get you.

Please, read Father Wylie’s sermon. If there really was anything in there warranting his immediate silencing and expulsion, please point it out to me.

If not — if you see any questionable procedures or outright injustice in this maneuver by the archdiocese — I ask you to publicize it.

Thank you for your time, and interest.



See Also: Creative Minority Report: Traditional Priest Kicked Out Of New York

Honesty, For Once: Slouches The Rough Beast


~ ITEM: Harvard Group Is Hosting a Reenactment of a Satanic Black Mass; and, more from the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club

~ ITEM: UPDATE— Letter to Harvard President Drew G. Faust about the Satanic Mass to Take Place on the Campus of Harvard

~ ITEM: UPDATE— Dawn Eden Chimes In– “Harvard can do better than give a platform to a “Black Mass” promoter who ridicules sex abuse victims“. Boom, baby. MUST READ. Further, Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress, blew the lid off this story. Read her coverage

~ IT’S LIKE peeling a rotting onion– finally, the vaguely Christian then Unitarian then not much of anything Harvard comes clean– the father of Lies, The First Rebel, the Accuser and Deceiver and Hater… is at the heart of the anti-moral Progressive spirit. A satanic ritual as allegedly dispassionate “cultural study”, because everything is relative, and good in its own way, and there’s no boogie-man under the spiritual bed.

So let’s “re-enact” a black mass (and mock the holiest things of Catholicism, of course)! Who are these idiots?– teens with a Ouija board at the start of a horror-movie? It’s the very height of pride combined with stupidity to call on darkness: because when you summon it, darkness may come, seeking souls to eat, and lives to wreck, and places to haunt.

It is the very presumption of the soulless modern experiment that one should live a life spiritually uncommitted, and that “being mostly good” is the very most that we can reasonably expect of anybody. In reality, supernature abhors a vacuum. Or as Jesus said, an empty soul is an invitation to darkness. We all have a choice to make, now, and for eternity– ‘none of the above’ is not an option.

So Inspiring

Remember: radical wrecker Saul Alinsky dedicated his book to the Arch-Wrecker Lucifer. For at the heart of destroying faith, family, and foundations is no good spirit, no redeeming Lord, but the Dark gibbering idiot, fallen archangel, grumbling grudge-muncher, and fool.

Forget playing your rock albums backwards– many of them (and our mass media) say cheerfully Satanic things when played forwards. Self. Me, my, mine. Rules? What rules? Don’t tell me what to do. YOLO. What is truth? Who says you can’t do that?  If it feels good….

Wanting to play at black masses is already satanic, and impious curiousity gone quite insane.. and wicked. Harvard reaches an anti-apotheosis.

Because Diversity & Inclusives

Let’s forecast the future– in the spirit of inclusion, future school curricula will include ‘exploring satanism’, as part of diversity (i.e., erasing every bright spot or remnant of innocence, Christianity, family, and morality from young souls). “It’s part of the program”– sorry, parents, think of the school as co-parents, since we have your kids for 1/3 of the waking day. You see them in the morning, and supper, and talk with them for exactly how long each day? That’s less time than they spend on their smart phones.

Pray for these addled fools at Harvard, that they and those exposed to such evil not be harmed, and be led to the Lord. Because such things are real, and not to be trifled with. Think of these folks as naughty kids in a dark wood when they hear a roaring beast close by.. that’s the spiritual reality of what they are at.

Vade retro satana

“Let the Holy Cross be my light /

Let not the dragon be my guide

Step back Satan / Never tempt me with vain things

What you offer me is evil / You drink the poison yourself.”

~ Binks

Via Steve Skojec:

“When he was 12 years old, St. Tarcisius, an acolyte, was beaten to death by a Roman mob that wanted to take the Eucharist from his possession.

The Sacraments of Christ being carried by Saint Tarsicius,
When a vulgar profane gang would have overwhelmed the Wholesome Things,
He willed to release his soul by being cut down
Rather than give up the Celestial Members to rabid dogs.

When threatened with a Satanic black Mass in their diocese — and the use of a real, consecrated host for purposes of desecration — the best the Archdiocese of Boston can come up with is this wimpy bit of nothing statement. Pathetic:


The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Boston expresses its deep sadness and strong opposition to the plan to stage a “black mass” on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.

For the good of the Catholic faithful and all people, the Church provides clear teaching concerning Satanic worship. This activity separates people from God and the human community, it is contrary to charity and goodness, and it places participants dangerously close to destructive works of evil.

In a recent statement, Pope Francis warned of the danger of being naïve about or underestimating the power of Satan, whose evil is too often tragically present in our midst. We call upon all believers and people of good will to join us in prayer for those who are involved in this event, that they may come to appreciate the gravity of their actions, and in asking Harvard to disassociate itself from this activity.”

Terrence C. Donilon
Secretary for Communications & Public Affairs
Archdiocese of Boston
Work: 617-746-5775
Cell: 401-480-0171