Here are the instructions for accessing the new video lecture website, which took nearly three months to get launched. All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we love you. Save souls!.
1) The link for the Christ or Chaos Store is: Christ or Chaos Store
2) You will be asked to register once you access the site.
3) Please choose a User Name and a Password that will permit you to enter into the site. Write these down. (I know that each of us has a gazillion user names and passwords. Believe it or not, I am terrible, yes, even with my as of yet still decent memory, don't remember all of them. Just try your best.)
4) Upon "entering" the website, my friends, you will see a hyperlink on the left entitled Lectures. There are currently fourteen of these lectures, totaling about twenty-six hours in length.
5) Click in the Lectures hyperlink. This will take you to the list of lectures, which list runs two pages at the present time. More lectures to the "Living in the Shadow of the Cross" lecture program will be recorded next week.
6) Please read the Terms and Conditions for the purchase of these lectures. No lectures are to be forwarded or copied in any manner or on any medium whatsoever.
6) Selecting a particular lecture will lead you to a brief description of the lecture. Most lectures are priced at $5.00. The longer lectures, those over two hours in length, run between $7.50 and $8.00. My running commentaries on current events, such as the now commenced visit of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, will cost one dollar. The first of these should be posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Notices of new postings will be placed on the home page of this website.
7) To "check out" after you have made all of your selections, please click on the PayPal button. This will enable you to pay for the lectures via PayPal, whereupon a hyperlink to the lecture will be sent to your e-mail address.
8) The files are large. It may take a while for the file to download into your computer. Pray a Rosary or two or three. You may even have time to read one of my longer articles. It may take up to ten minutes or longer to download the file, depending on your internet connection. My own wireless card, which connects my computer with the internet, is relatively slow. It took about fifteen minutes for a copy of part one of "Living in the Shadow of the Cross" lecture program to download into my computer. The lecture downloaded perfectly, though.
9) My recommendation, especially to those who may not have time to view the entire lecture series, is to start off with the two part summary of the entire program, which is listed on page 2 of the store ("Introduction to Lecture Program," parts 1 and 2). These lectures, which cost $8.00 each, run a little over eight hours aggregately. They were recorded on Monday, March 10, 2008, and Tuesday, March 11, 2008, as a way of replacing poorly recorded lectures at Saint Gertrude the Great Church on Sunday, March 2, 2008, and at Country Pizza and Restaurant in Monroe, Connecticut, on Sunday, March 9, 2008. The lectures are comprehensive summaries of conciliarism and how it deviates from Catholicism.
10) The "no complaints from the Peanut Gallery" condition, described on the "Contact Us" page of this site, applies to this site, although I do want to know about technical problems (unable to view get a download to work, unable to get a hyperlink after you place your order).
11) The quality of the video is fair. A Logitech computer camera is being used to record the lectures. The camera distorts rapid movements. There is nothing wrong with your own picture if you see such brief distortions. There will also be stylistic idiosyncrasies of mine that you will have to get used to over the course of the lecture program. I am nearly fifty six years, five months old. Those stylistic idiosyncrasies are here for good, I am afraid.
12) I hope that you will find the lectures to be useful. The just begun visit of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI will require a lot of time to be allotted for writing and for recording the running summaries that will be posted on the new site. Please keep checking on this site regularly for new postings.
Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D.