Batten down the hatches! All hands on deck! The True Admiral of the Barque of Peter has been imprisoned by the mutineering conciliar scalliwags for nearly 50 years. But heavenly help, through prayer and penance, is on the way. We shall persevere. Fear not, for the Two Salvific Pillars are in view. Fight on for the True Faith!|
Today we focus on the Saint of the Day Saint John Bosco and to do so, we harken back three years to bring you an article first written by Gabriel Garnica on St. John's principles as a principal of boys and the difference between what he bestowed and the poison being peddled today. He would know, too, because he was given a mystical vision of hell in order to realize how easy it is to fall into perdition. His vision is included in our Sanity of Sanctity feature. Immediately above is quite a realistic depiction of the great battle in St. John Bosco's dream of the crisis that would come upon Holy Mother Church. It was painted by Matthew R. Brooks, who heads up Art for the Catholic Restoration and is reprinted here with his permission. However it cannot be reproduced from these pages since it is copyrighted by him, with all rights reserved.
Taking responsibility for our actions. To some that may see seem a novel idea, but, as St. John Bosco taught, it has always been the way of Catholic culture.
Gabriel Garnica sounds the clarion that we have lost what was encouraged by the holy founder of the Salesians Saint John Bosco. While this devoted priest was given the mystical vision of the Two Pillars and the great storm to come in which the Ship of the Holy See would be tossed to and fro in its struggle to be anchored between the Pillar of the Holy Eucharist and Devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart, there were two pillars of thought that he entrusted to his students - his boys who were, for the most part the juvenile delinquents of his time in Italy. Many turned into fine upstanding men in preserving the Faith and fostering vocations. Something which is practically lost today for gone are the pillars for raising responsible adults: respect and discipline. Instead we are crippled with the crutches of disrespect and irresponsibility, leaning on excuse after excuse why something can't be done instead of trusting in God that it can be accomplished. Faith is a key ingredient missing in today's society. In fact, as Gabriel points out in his column the kind of faith St. John Bosco instilled is practically a lost art today. John Bosco and Tough Love
Yes, Virginia, there is a hell and those who don't believe it will when they get there!
In honor of today's saint, we bring you the frightening omen of St. John Bosco's vivid dream in which a guide - an angel - took him on a journey into hell which, just as the children of Fatima have confirmed, defies description. In fact, St. John Bosco's guide confirms this that Christ Himself couldn't even speak more in detail of the most horrible place ever created. This piece by Fr. Eugene Brown is must reading for every parent, teacher and especially sons and daughters and every Novus Ordo "priest" who counsels teens that what they're doing isn't so bad, not to worry about it. Au contraire! They should be very, very concerned and St. John Bosco shows very clearly and starkly how serious everyone should take their actions and inactions for by not being obedient to their parents, superiors and authorities they are paving the way to hell, a path paved with good intentions unfulfilled. St. John proves Hell is very real! and a word to the wise should be sufficient never to forget the images he paints in words. St. John Bosco's Journey into Hell
Today Terrorism and Conciliarism are our punishment for straying so far from God
We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Thursday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Today we share his warning for Thursday in which the Abbot recalls how God allowed chastisements to be visited upon His people who veered from His path. Not only do we have all the accounts of the chosen people deviating from Him in the Old Testament, but Gueranger cites how pagan Rome was never converted to Christianity and for that suffered the ravages of the barbarian hordes; when Eastern Christians broke away from Rome the infidels were allowed to take over Constantinople and Islamism has spread from there. Later because Christians became lax, God allowed the heresy of Protestantism to engulf Catholic lands. Following the Council of Trent and the gains of Catholicism, once again those graced with the true Faith grew complacent and God has allowed His Church to be hijacked by the apostate robber barons of conciliarism. We can also see how God has permitted today's terrorism to torment so many because they've forgotten Christ and His rightful Kingship over all. Like the Jews of old, we need to put on sackcloth and ashes, repent and make reparation before things get better. The Abbot describes it thus in his Reflections for Thursday in Sexagesima
God is shouting to us with all these Global Warning signs He has provided, not to mention His infrangible Laws and Church, and still we do not hear Him? If we all took a page from St. Joseph's life and were just still and silent, if we would just shut out all the exterior noise, we'd hear Him in an instant. It is we who are causing the interference, not God!
Cyndi Cain returns after a one week hiatus with a poignant article that should leave us with our jaws dropped and hopefully our mouths shut and our ears and hearts open. We need to turn down the volume and tune into the whispers of the Holy Ghost. After all, how can we hear God if we're constantly talking? How can we communicate with Him when there is so much noise and clutter? Modern technology may be great to most but what is the benefit if it prevents us from communicating with the one Being Who we owe our life to? Why is it so few really can hear God? Why do we think that is impossible? After all He is God. He can do anything. If we who are finite can talk to the Infinite, how in the world can anyone think the Infinite cannot communicate with us? Maybe that's because we don't let Him into our lives. We're too busy, too occupied with things of the world and all its loud and obnoxious chaos. We would be wise to take a lesson from the silent saint the good and holy Saint Joseph whose words cannot be found in holy Writ but whose example should be forever with us for he is the Saint of the Virtue of Silence. Cyndi explains how quiet can be the ideal quietude we need in her lesson,
I can't hear You, God!
One can string God along just so long before He pulls the string!
We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Wednesday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. Gueranger's reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Today we share his plea for Wednesday in which the Abbot reminds us how patient and merciful God really is. Is it not a wonder that He has been so patient with man and his sinful ways? And yet man hasn't comprehended the consequences, going along merily on his way oblivious to what God once did to stubborn man. Who is to say He will not do so again in some way? We do not know, but it's not wise to test His patience, to gamble that He'll let the chaos continue. As Gueranger asserts, we cannot remain neutral, just as Jesus said He who is not with Him, is against Him. We must commit to God and then do all He wills or perish in a flood of everlasting perdition. The Abbot shares the Church's position in his Reflections for Wednesday in Sexagesima
The song and dance of the conciliar minstrels sounds eerily familiar - too familiar. But of course you should recognize it, it's the old heresy two-step!
As a follow-up to his last article Singing the Old Songs, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey takes the syllogism further in connecting the dots. What it comes down to is the fact that no matter the conciliar decade one might focus on, it's deja vu all over again. The only thing that changes are the names. The tactics remain the same and the heresy remains just as grave. No matter the spin the determination not to turn back, to continue doggedly in the course of ecumenism should make it all the more clear to those experts of Catholic doctrine that Joseph Ratzinger, like his conciliar predecessors, is going contradictory to what the holy Catholic Church teaches. No amount of gobbledygook, bafflegab or ambiguity can explain it away. It's heresy pure and simple. Tom reiterates that this is not his judgment, nor any other sedevacantist writer, but holy Mother Church. She has spoken through her infallible dogmatic Councils and reliable true Popes. No amount of canon law can ever trump Divine Law. Sometimes Tom's frustration is evident like he's talking to a brick wall. It's so manifestly clear and yet, as we pointed out before, several formerly trustworthy traditional writers seem to be caught up in the conciliar craze of doing the Bugnini shuffle. Go after the apostate bishops and cardinals, tear into the conciliar curia, criticize to the hilt programs and liturgies that have been stripped of their Catholic truth and roots, but don't ever, ever criticize the "pope." Interesting that Ratzinger was fair game when Roncalli, Montini and Wojtyla were doing their dirty work, but now that one of the very architects of Consilio, one of the movers and shakers of the progressivist reforms at Vatican II, one of the chief promoters of those Modernists "in exile" such as Hans Kung, Karl Rahner, and that ilk, one who at one time was ashamed to wear the Roman Collar, and one who who has come up "through the ranks" to achieve his life's goal and is ever more determined to protect the monster he helped create, now that Ratzinger has risen to the top of the pecking order, all bets are off with those too afraid of their own shadow to call a spade a spade. Is that loyalty to Christ? Is that loyalty to His Church? Is that loyalty to the Mother of God? One would say a resounding no. Tom documents where by remaining silent those who could be doing so much to expose the snakeoil men, are only enabling the poison to do more damage. Conciliarism is the culprit. Conciliarism is the cancer. It has to be cut out, totally eradicated from the Mystical Body of Christ. Tom explains further in his piece, Different Names, Same Results
You would think man would learn from past mistakes. But noooo! Man trods on in his sin. How long can God stay His hand from wreaking just revenge?
We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Tuesday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. Gueranger's reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Today we share his short reflections for Tuesday in which the Abbot wonders how God can be so patient with man who seemingly wanders on clueless that he'll have to account for his actions even though God has laid the blueprint for eternal happiness through sending His only begotten Son and leaving His Spirit to guide His Church as the conveyor of souls to Heaven. One little problem. Most men don't seem to want to cooperate. Reflections for Tuesday in Sexagesima
The story of St. Francis de Sales is encouragement for our times for just as God raised up many heroes following the Protestant Revolution, so too today He will do the same if we adhere to our faith and pray
Saint Francis de Sales, whose Double Feast holy Mother Church celebrate today, was raised up by God in the aftermath of the Protestant Revolution as a key component for restoring Catholic truth with the counter-reformation of Trent. He was born in France, yet reached every corner of the world with his works and influence. His piety, zeal and energy caught the eye of no less than the Pope himself who made him one of the youngest bishops to rule the See of Geneva. Along with another holy religious - St. Jane de Chantal, he founded the Visitandines. He was known for his gentleness and meekness, and his holiness so well known that he was the first person to be beatified in the new St. Peter's Basilica. In 1923 His Holiness Pope Pius XI proclaimed this meek warrior of the word as Patron Saint of the Catholic Press
From Sin comes Slavery prompting Supplication that leads to accepting Suffering for the purpose of Salvation. This is the cycle of not only Noah's time, but our time. Unfortunately both then and now, man's heart has hardened so.
We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for for Monday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Today we share his short reflections for Monday in which we see in the story of Noah with all that God had provided, man still couldn't grasp that he would have to answer for his actions at death. Little by little the world grew more wicked. What was God to do? We continue with the Story of Noah and the preamble to the flood. Reflections for Monday in Sexagesima
Oh, to have the caliber of saints like the Golden Voiced Orator today to combat the heresies of Modernism.
In honor of today's Double Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint John Chrysostom, we bring you a short profile on his life. Though the feast this year is superceded by Sexagesima Sunday, he is the first Doctor to be so honored in the calendar year. This great orator studied under one of Greece's famed orators and ultimately became one of the greatest orators himself, laboring for Christ and His Church. He was duly recognized by Pope St. Pius X as Patron of Preachers. Like the other Doctors of the fourth and fifth century, he combatted the damaging heresy of Arianism and was harassed for his orthodoxy. Like St. Jerome, he employed the wealth of his family to further his own studies before turning his talents to bring souls to Our Lord. This masterful Doctor, the "Golden-throated Orator" is Saint John Chrysostom who was known far and wide as The Golden Voice of Truth
Planting the Seeds of Faith in the Eye of the Secular Storm
We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for for Sexagesima Week. We begin today with the Story of Noah and the seeds of Faith. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Thus, we share the Story of Sexagesima Reflections for Sexagesima Sunday
Why has the devil had free reign today? Could it be because the True Presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament is so scarce? Why else would exorcisms be so futile in the counterfeit church of conciliarism? The devil helped form the latter to empower his ravaging of souls.
On this day after the the close of the Chair of Unity Octave Week, this account by the exemplary Redemptorist Fr. Michael Muller, author of The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass written in the nineteenth century about a great miracle through exorcism in the sixteenth century at the height of the Protestant Revolution is an excellent footnote to the week to show that only in the true Catholic Church is there the True Presence Which can only be confected by a truly consecrated priest in the True Mass. One wonders if this kind of miracle could be in the offing to prove to conciliar Catholics that He is not present in their Novus Ordo lodges and that those presbyters who have been excommunicated from the true Church because they have deviated from the true Faith - even one iota - can do nothing to drive out devils, no matter how many "exorcists" Ratzinger calls in. A good example is the documented occasion in St. Peter's Square several years ago when John Paul II was powerless. Hmm, wonder why? Read the following and you will realize why. This is an article you need to share with your Protestant friends as well as conciliar acquaintances. They need to know for the sake of their souls in order to understand one must never ever accept substitutes. Even the devil knows that as you'll see in Fr. Muller's
The Exorcism of Nicola Aubrey
Oh, if only we could go back and correct it all! But that's wishful thinking as we ponder what John XXIII was thinking by turning the patrimony of the Church topsy-turvy.
Time flies when you're having fun, but when it is at the expense of our Lord and His holy Mystical Bride, then it drags while hell's tempo accelerates. The clock started 49 years ago today and since then it seems like most have been going in slow motion toward Christ and His truths while in actuality racing pell mell away from Him at breakneck speed toward that ever-greased slippery slope to perdition. In this 17th issue of the 17th edition, The Daily Catholic Editor Michael Cain takes the reader down memory lane to conditions the way they were in 1959 and how far we have fallen since. Will we ever learn? From Benedict's latest Hegelian Zeitgeist it is obvious most have not and continue to blindly follow the pied-pipers of pan-religion right to the abyss. While the fallacious flute had been prepped well before 1959, it was first trilled on that Septuagesima Sunday when the newly elected Roncalli ignored our Lord's parable of the day. Ironic that back then "many were called, but few chosen" because those chosen ignored the call. Cain cites the plane crash of a trio of rock n' roll legends around the same time as the catalyst for expressing the aurora of an era that was just beginning - "the day the music died" -for ushering in the daybreak of revolution that would reach its apex in the savage 60's and lay waste to millions of souls and psyches long into the 70's, 80's, 90's and now well past the halfway point in the new millennium. If we were to mark that time it could best be described as
Day of Madness: The Day Tradition Died
"Oh, he'll turn things around." Where have we heard that tired tune before?
For this final day of the Church Unity Octave Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey tackles a tough task: calling to task those who once so vigilantly exposed the grave errors of the long-time Modernist Joseph Ratzinger and who now have turned to "cheerleaders" for Benedict XV. Tom attempts to convince them to take their heads out of the sand and realize that calling outright heresy and apostasy mere "diabolic disorientation" only empowers and encourages the devil's disciples and confuses Catholics. Tom, once a nolens volens cheerleader himself of John Paul II, hammers home the point: "As has been demonstrated endlessly on this site, which exists more to reach those in the future rather than the infinitesimally small number of people who read it or who agree with its contents at the present time, at the core of Joseph Ratzinger's Modernist worldview is his Hegelian view of the nature of truth. This alone causes him to fall from the Catholic Faith. He believes in propositions about dogmatic truth that have been anathematized by the [First] Vatican Council and condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907, and in the very Oath Against Modernism that he, Joseph Ratzinger, had to take prior to his ordination to the priesthood on June 29, 1951. Only those who are intellectually dishonest can refuse to acknowledge that Joseph Ratzinger's Modernist view of dogmatic truth, reiterated forcefully by him in his 'capacity' as Benedict XVI on December 22, 2005, places him outside of the pale of the Catholic Faith." Those may sound like strong words and they are, backed up by divine Law and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. He illustrates how we've been down this same road before and documents the very similarities of Wojtyla's early pontificate with those of Benedicts. Realize this now or rue the day you were duped. Know that if one deviates even one iota, they are outside the Church. Tom cashes in his chips, knowing he is playing with house money for holy Mother Church knows the rules, the very rules that previous reliable popes swore to uphold under pain of excommunication, severe excommunication. Tom, realizing the time is short and that we're dealing with eternal life or eternal death, lays out the traditional trump cards in Singing the Old Songs
When in need, no one better to rely on than mom, and God has sent us the very best: His Own Blessed Mother. Call on her.
On this last weekday of Septuagesima Week, we the closing reflection by the master taken from his masterpiece The Liturgical Year. It is an excellent source for Catholics to rediscover their heritage and appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes. On this day the Abbot urges us to turn to the Second Eve - the Most Immaculate Virgin Mary, our Mother to guide us in the vale of tears for by ourselves we are helpless and stumbling over our own fallen human nature. We need a mother to guide and scold us when we need it, encourage us when we're down. God knew just the person to send us, His Immaculate daughter, His only-begotten's son Own Mother, and His Spirit's pure spouse. Gueranger explains in his short treatise for this day with Reflections for Friday in Septuagesima
How do you tell the weak links? Look for the bracing of the Four Marks. If any of those are missing it will collapse because it can't possibly be Catholic even if those posing as such claim to be. The Four Marks are the key.
In commemoration of the observance of Church Unity Octave, we bring you John Gregory's excellent essay on Church Unity first presented on these pages last year. It is a feature that should still tweak the consciences and comfort zones of every Catholic, especially in lieu of the Motu Mess, and in recognizing that platitudes are all fine and nice, but they don't address what Traditional Catholics must do in order to truly work toward true Church Unity and that is exactly what St. Paul directed in 2 Thessalonians 2: 15, "stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned whether by word, or by our epistle." These traditions have been sacked and obliterated by the false prophets of the conciliar church and proven heresy resonating from these VulgArians. John addresses twelve weak points launched by those not willing to admit that a heretic cannot possibly be a Pope, let alone a Catholic. He points out that these flimsy refutations to the accepted Church doctrine of sedevacantism are smokescreens to cover up the sedeplenists' own inaccuracies and unwillingness to truthfully face the facts. It takes a humble heart to recognize when one is wrong and be willing to pray and realize one cannot have it both ways. Note our Time Capsules for today. If Benedict XVI is pope, then all who preceded him up through Pope Pius XII were not and they were wrong, or else Benedict and before him John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, and John Paul II were not only wrong but have apostasized from the True Faith and therefore cannot possibly be Catholic Popes. St. Paul made that abundantly clear in Galatians 1: 8-10. John Gregory explained in his column, The Key to Church Unity
Day One of a Novena of Intercession to Restore Christ's Church to it's rightful hierarchical heritage
Today readers can begin this special Novena which honors an early 1600 visionary Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, a Spanish Conceptionist nun whose mission was Quito, Ecuador where she received prophecies for these time in which Our Lady warned of the dire crisis the Church is undergoing today. Prayer and penance are the only answer, and this year it practically dovetails into the season of penance and mortification - Lent. Enough talk, enough supposition, it's time to place it in Heaven's hands. On your knees, folks, we've got some praying to do. For more information on the origins and necessity of this Novena, we urge you to see Our Lady of Good Success.For the Novena, see Short Novena to Our Lady of Good Success
Newly-translated Official Quito Approved Novena to Our Lady of Good Success:
The sensory perceptions of Evil have been greatly dulled and dumbed down thanks to the culture of death medium gods who dictate mores according to their norms.
Gabriel Garnica, though a few days late, files an essay that says volumes of the temperature of the times. The 35th Anniversary of the horrific. despicable Roe vs. Wade decision has come and gone. The hype of yesterday's news has faded to old news and the abortion agenda continues unabated. While platitudes were preached and endorsed by a lame duck president who, like clockwork, encourages the multitudes every January 22 but does little otherwise, the omissions of decency and right steamroll over consciences, dulling the fact that commissions of sin grow worse; especially now that those taunting the culture of death are growing desperate in realizing, with alarm, what could happen if people really were heard when they spoke out, really saw the evil. The pro-aborts can't have that, so more verbal engineering and smear campaigns are rushed out, as well as diversions, to make sure decency and virtue never see the light of day in the darkness that is evil. Gabriel explains in his feature,
Talk No Evil, Hear No Evil, See No Evil...and yet, More Evil than Ever!
While God cannot absolve Adam of his sin, He can extend Mercy and the Promise that man can still make good if he tows the line - the straight and narrow one.
Now in the Time of Septuagesima, we present each day a reflection by the master taken from his masterpiece The Liturgical Year. It is an excellent source for Catholics to rediscover their heritage and appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes. On this day the Abbot shows how the curse God placed on man with Original Sin would be temporary for though man would always have to toil in his travails, he would have hope and be nourished through the Manna from Heaven in the Old and the Manna of Christ's Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the New. Truly encouraging signs that overcome man's struggle if man but trusts in God and dismisses the whispers of the devil. Gueranger explains in his short treatise for this day with Reflections for Thursday in Septuagesima
Harboring Hope in the Darkness: The downfall of the demon will be the fairest of fair, the most pure of the pure.
Now in the Time of Septuagesima, we present each day a reflection by the master taken from his masterpiece The Liturgical Year. It is an excellent source for Catholics to rediscover their heritage and appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes. On this day the Abbot shows how pride goes before the fall for though the serpent will win many battles, his Achilles heel (if a snake had such) will be his hatred of women and how God would raise up holy virgins to thwart the demon, including an Immaculate one who would be the living Ark of the Covenant and, in God's time, crush the serpent's head. Once again, out of bad allowed by God, He creates good and goodness as you'll see in his Reflections for Wednesday in Septuagesima
Never will God provide Amnesty for Abortion. He will give no quarter to a country who has rejected His natural and supernatural Laws. If you think so, you're fooling yourself and others. It shouldn't take an eagle eye to perceive that, if America does not convert to the True and only salvific Faith, she will perish. Yes, God will allow it to happen if we do not repent and make reparation beginning today!
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey takes us back on this day to tweak our consciences to see if we truly comprehend the contradictions that, on one hand, call America a blessed country when, on the other, she carries on the most inhumane genocide in the history of mankind. We have become so indifferent to the causes and effects of abortion, so blinded by the social and verbal engineering of the enemies of Jesus Christ that we have, in essence, become animals. God is not pleased and we owe Him big time. We can begin, as impossible as it may seem to those who insist on voting for the lesser of two evils, by praying and working for reinstating the Social Reign of Christ the King. How? On our knees in prayer is a good start. Working to patch the problem with the bandaid of politicians is not the answer for then we put our trust in men. And well, you be the judge of that progress! No, we must work for the full conversion of Americans through the only means of making America as free as an eagle: living and proclaiming the truths of the only Faith God accepts. Hint, it's not any Protestant sect, nor the Jews, nor the counterfeit church of conciliarism. It is, rather, the only Church founded by Christ and we must lift His banner high and realize, really realize His Holiness Pope St. Pius X's infallible words, "for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact." No constitution can stand against that fact, no eagle can ever soar freely without God's breath.
Tom takes the reader back to the roots of Roe v. Wade and how so many have been numbed and dumbed over the years as he explains in his special piece for this occasion, Thirty-five Years of Indifference
Sinking to the depths of pleasing man, the shepherds have enabled pro-aborts to peddle their trade by giving mothers the impression that their children will go to Heaven if they're aborted. How convenient!!!
Unjust laws have made it possible to kill over 50 million in the womb. How low can they go? Pretty low, all the way to hell for those who concur with abortion. John Gregory files an article about Limbo, a place not as low as hell where unborn unbaptized go. However, the conciliar church has gone pretty low in intimating that unborn unbaptized children go to Heaven. This has not only been a welcome mat for Planned Parenthood and their ilk to continue their deadly agenda, but also encourage mothers to give up their babies to the butchers, for what mother does not want their child to have everlasting life? But they are deceived into thinking such, and, in the process, they doom their unborn offspring and, at the same time, doom themselves if they have not fully repented both of their sins of commission or omission in the hospital of divine Mercy, which is the Sacrament of Penance with a sincere repentance in the confessional. Without Sanctifying Grace, one cannot get to Heaven. Only Catholics adhering to all the truths of the Church founded by Christ, without compromise, can receive these graces and work to keep them. No other faith can provide salvation. Only the Ark of Salvation: the true Roman Catholic Church. No other, and that includes all Pagan and Protestant churches, and yes, the counterfeit church of conciliarism as well. John points out what the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church has to say on the subject in his article How Low Can They Go?.
After Thirty Five Years, Very Little Has Changed
To commiserate the 35th Anniversary of the abominable Roe vs. Wade decision, we present sixteen gems from the past by Gabriel Garnica on the horrendous Holocaust in the Womb that continues unabated. While the politicians and potentates all pause to give lip service, in truth no one is doing anything. All words and no action and the murders continue. The best way to show that the names may change regarding politicians and potentates, it still the same ol' same ol' stall and shuffle. It's all about the money and it's all about being totally shackled to satan. Those assisting are the devil's delight. Gabriel explains in his columns below:
There are still some who are under the impression that the Week for Christian Unity, which lasts from Friday's Feast of the Double Major Feast of St. Peter's Chair at Rome until the Double Major Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul this Friday, January 25th, is a concoction of the Vatican II church. Au contraire, for it had been in vogue prior to Vatican II for true ecumenism - conversion, if you will and the antiphon prayer below illustrates this because it definitely does not call for dialogue but rather conversion to the True Faith by those outside the Faith. And, as we all know from the thrice-proclaimed dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, Outside the Church there is No Salvation!
The daily prayer for true Church Unity is also for the restoration of Traditional Catholicism throughout the world. Let us also pray that God will hear our prayer, allow the conciliar VulgArians to implode and purge Rome of the interlopers and robber barons and, through His ordaining will, give us a truly Catholic Pope once again along with true shepherds to replace all the false ones who are nothing but Masonic potentates leading the sheep astray. Whatever happened to Christ's words to Peter in St. John 21: 15-17? Alas, the only true shepherds feeding the sheep are the traditional ones who give not one concession to the counterfeit church of conciliarism. We pray God will end The Great Apostasy and wake hearts and souls to the destruction and heresies that have not only been permeated over nearly half a century, but also have produced no fruits whatsoever, confirming our Lord's words in St. Matthew 7: 15-20 that the conciliar church is a bad tree that must be cast into the fire. The sooner the better!
A Blown Opportunity: From having everything to having nothing!
PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH UNITY OCTAVE|
(Official Octave Prayer)
ANTIPHON: "That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thou has sent Me." (John 17: 21)
V. I say unto thee that thou art Peter
R. And upon this Rock I will build My Church.
Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, Who saidst unto Thine Apostles: Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you; regard not our sins, but the faith of Thy Church, and vouchsafe to grant unto Her that peace and unity which are agreeable to Thy Will. Who livest and reignest God forever and ever. Amen.
An indulgence of 300 days during the octave of prayers for the unity of the Church, from the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter in Rome to the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. A Plenary Indulgence on the usual conditions at the end of the devout exercise.
Almighty and everlasting God, Whose will it is that all men should be saved and that none should perish, look upon the souls that are deceived by the guile of satan, in order that the hearts of them that have gone astray may put aside all the perverseness of heresy, and, being truly repentant, may return to the unity of Thy truth. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
From the ROMAN MISSAL. An indulgence of 3 years.
PRAYER OF POPE SAINT PIUS X
Lord Jesus, merciful Savior of the world, we humbly beseech Thee by Thy Most Sacred Heart, that all the straying sheep may turn unto Thee, the Shepherd and Bishop of their souls: Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen
An indulgence of 500 days. Rescript in His Holiness own hand October 26, 1905, S.P. Ap., June 5, 1933
Now in the Time of Septuagesima, we present each day a reflection by the master taken from his masterpiece The Liturgical Year. It is an excellent source for Catholics to rediscover their heritage and appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes. On this day when he shows how our first parents, who had everything, gave it all up because of self-love, is that not the problem today with those who abort their children because it would be an inconvenience to their lifestyle? Is it not the problem today with those who have abandoned the absolutes Christ established with His Church and forged their own beliefs? The good Abbot cuts to the chase in his Reflections for Tuesday in Septuagesima
What if Eve had ignored the serpent? Only Heaven knows, but we do know we've got a lot of work to do to get there.
Now in the Time of Septuagesima, we present each day a reflection by the master taken from his masterpiece The Liturgical Year. It is an excellent source for Catholics to rediscover their heritage and appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes. Thus we once again are providing excerpts each day on the Season of Septuagesima, and next week on Sexagesima, then Quinquagesima and Lent. In reading, you will hopefully gain a greater appreciation of the inspired words of this unofficial Doctor of the Church in the 19th Century. Moreover, you'll realize how much we have truly lost in relaxing the disciplines of the Church Militant. As they say, a lazy, slothful army is soon conquered, and we can easily see how the Church was prey to the Modernist enemies because so many eased up and took too lightly God's, Our Lady's, and numerous saints and Pontiffs' warnings and admonitions. This will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory as we present Abbe Gueranger's Reflections for Monday in Septuagesima
Rabbi Ratzinger Against Christ and His Church!
While Traditional Catholics are praying during this Week of Unity Octave for the conversion of non-Catholics to the True Faith, conciliar catholics and Traditional rationalizers have to be madly scurrying about trying to do damage control to somehow, in some way justify the latest aberration from Father Joseph Ratzinger in his attempts to please man, rather than God, (cf. first chapter of Galatians). Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey reveals the heresy being spewed from "Rabbi Ratzinger" who long ago abandoned Christ's teachings and all His one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church stand for. The only difference between the anathema then (when he signed off on the Pontifical Biblical Commission that the Jews' wait for the Messiah was not in vain)(cf. The Biblical Commission on the Jews: Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas by Atila Guimaraes and Dr. Marian Horvat) and now is that this time it will be oh so public. The Jews will make sure of that if Ratzinger goes through with softening the Good Friday Prayer in catering to the Talmudic Jews. Tom nails the total anathema of this act which is more proof, as he writes "One can see a logical progression away from Catholicism in the direction of conciliarism's to its Judeo-Masonic masters who have been 'calling the shots,' so to speak, in the conciliar Vatican for over forty years now. The very people whose spiritual ancestors persecuted the Church from the beginning and whose wretched 'Talmud' blasphemes Our Lord and Our Lady and contains invitations to cheat and to kill Christians must be catered to at every turn. No true pope of the Catholic Church answers to anyone on the face of the earth, including the Talmudic Jews, the ancient and eternal enemies of Christ the King. No true pope would have given even the hint of an impression that those outside of the true Church, including Jews, do not have to convert to her maternal bosom to save their souls. No true pope would turn a blind eye to the harm being done by Talmudic Jews in the world, especially by means of their control of much of what passes for 'popular' culture." It is so ridiculous that it is beyond comprehension how any Catholic could still think "Rabbi Ratzinger" is Catholic, let alone has any authority at all. He does not. To quote St. Paul, "anathema sit!"
Tom lays out the proof in his no-nonsense article Answering to the Enemies of Christ the King
With Septuagesima Sunday we begin the Time of Septuagesima, and what better way than to bring back what was so popular last year in helping readers enhance their spiritual lives. It will help immensely in separating the wheat from the chaff emanating from the Motu Mess manipulation so that Catholics everywhere can appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Thus we once again are providing excerpts on the Season of Septuagesima, and next week on Sexagesima, then Quinquagesima and Lent. In reading, you will hopefully gain a greater appreciation of the inspired words of this unofficial Doctor of the Church in the 19th Century. Moreover, you'll realize how much we have truly lost in relaxing the disciplines of the Church Militant. As they say, a lazy, slothful army is soon conquered, and we can easily see how the Church was prey to the Modernist enemies because so many eased up and took too lightly God's, Our Lady's, and numerous saints and Pontiffs' warnings and admonitions. This will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory as we present Abbe Gueranger's comments in The Story of Septuagesima
To stand by silently when the Truth is muted or toyed with and not to oppose error vigorously is to give in and, as St. Paul warns in 2 Thessalonians 2: 10-11, "to believe a lie that all may be judged, who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity." This includes those Traditionalists who have taken a "hands off" on Ratzinger once he became "Benedict XVI". He's still the same heretic he was before, if not moreso, and, thanks to his Motu Mess, deceiving even more souls while former stalwart Traditional voices remain mum
In tune with the Week of Unity Octave in focusing our prayers, penances and mortifications for the conversion of non-Catholics to the True Faith, the target, as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey identifies all so clearly, is made larger by the vast number of conciliarists who, known or unknown to them, have deviated from the True Faith. He writes, "Truth be told, you see, Modernity, represented so well by Americanism in the United States of America, and Modernism, exemplified so well by the counterfeit church of conciliarism, each is an attack upon the whole notion of truth. One seeks to convince man that he can chart his own course in the civil realm without the direction of the true Church and without her sanctifying offices, that there is no ultimate repository and arbiter of truth. The other seeks to render truth into such an absurdity that it can contradict itself or appear to take a different meaning in one time than other, a thoroughly anathematized proposition. The result in both instances is disorder in souls and in the world." While the counterfeit church of conciliarism postures during this week in transposing conversion into ecumenism with still another slap in Christ's face, we must have an intense love for our neighbor, so much so that we will have an even more intense hatred for the heresy he holds in order to fight to save his soul. After all, that's our job on earth, no matter our role in life, salvation of souls is paramount and there is only one vehicle provided by God for this: The one and only Church Christ founded upon the Rock of Peter. Tom reiterates this truth in Truth be Told, It's All About Truth
Unity has nothing to do with diversity and tolerance. Unity means adhering to the will of God. Ergo, Exit Ecumenism Stage Left for thou art anathema sit!
We bring you a redux of Gabriel Garnica's excellent series on Church Unity. He begins by peeling away the onion of the New Order. Today he hits at the core of the bitter fruit of Ecumenism. He shows where 'unity' under the hollow words of 'justice and peace' and the caving of Rome to depend on other religions - and organizations such as the UN, satanic no less - to provide what only Christ's True Church is authorized to render for God's people is not the answer for peace among men. You'll see such action in full force this coming April when BeneRatz' publicity tour will take him to D.C. and New York and the UN to whom the counterfeit church of conciliarism is beholden. Despite so-called Catholic organizations whose novelties and heresies are lauded by the highest echelons of Rome where the conciliar leader then called both Assisi ecumaniacal summits and gave his full 'silent consent' to the outrageous fiddle-faddle church at Fatima and for Padre Pio and countless other aberrations documented over the years on these pages, the charade continues as Modern Rome delves deeper into the abyss, the latest an ecumenical chapel in St. Paul's Basilica. These heretical actions are manifest everywhere, cleverly couched in tolerance and ecumenism. The fact is ecumenism is a rejection of the One True Church and a pact with the devil as Gabriel points out in his column Modern Ecumenism's Unity - The False Religion of The New Order .
Revisiting the Visitation in discovering what we can do to help others for God
Continuing our theme of bringing back John Gregory's meditations on the Holy Rosary in updated files in preparation for Lent, we return to the Joyful Mysteries and today the Visitation where Our Lady dismissed all concerns for herself to minister to others, most notably her cousin St. Elizabeth who was further along in her pregnancy than Mary. Elizabeth recognized in Mary God's design for her younger cousin as did the babe in her womb - Saint John the Baptist who, though not conceived free of Original Sin was sanctified at the presence of the Babe in Mary's womb - the fetus of the God-Man. In this time when man's uncharity towards his fellow man is legend, we need to refocus on the intention for the Second Joyful Mystery - charity towards our neighbor out of our love for God. This charity is not reserved only for a select few, but all we meet. This charity is not about doing only humane things for others, but going well beyond that in doing all we can to do all in our power to see that our neighbor will save his eternal soul. This means charitably rebuking, correcting and admonishing if our neighbor has veered from the path God intended, and that means knowing our Faith so others will know it and convert. That's the greatest charity we can do for others because we do not want to see them condemned. That's what can happen as Jesus so clearly told us in St. Matthew 28: 20 and St. Mark 16: 16. John shares the meditation of The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation.
If anyone might have been discouraged it would have been St. Therese, but because she loved God so, she didn't panic and took every moment one step at a time in her little way, and overcame every obstacle, offering it all to God. What better example to emulate in preparation for Lent?
As we near the Time of Septuagesima, Cyndi Cain provides a role model we can all follow in our preparation for Lent and as a boost to renew those new year's resolutions that so quickly fade when push comes to shove because, often, we set out to do too much and can so easily get discouraged. But if we trust in God and place all in His care and offer all our sufferings, discomforts and setbacks for Him as Saint Therese of the Child Jesus did, then we can be encouraged that it can be done. Cyndi reminds us to take consolation in the fact that it is not our successes that God judges, but our efforts. He knows what is in our hearts. Whatever cocoon God so chooses to place us in as His Catholic caterpillars in digging in for the Faith, we can be encouraged by the manner in which St. Therese handled the "little things" that so please God. We need to know that doing as she did will build up dividends in Heaven so that when it is our time to shed the cocoon of our mortal bodies, He will lift us up just as He did the humble little saint of Lisieux: a beautiful butterfly who continually flutters in our hearts and stirs souls to seek the divine Will. What better time to begin the "caterpillar contemplative crawl" than Lent when we place prayer, penance and self-denial at the forefront? Cyndi shares in lesson, It's the Little Way that Leads to Holiness
We bring you Bishop Mark Pivarunas' sermon from this past Sunday where he confirmed many candidates in Southern California. In addressing the confirmands, he encouraged them to realize that in these times of revisionism, no one can refute the facts of Sacred Scriptures borne out in the miracles and prophesies that prove Jesus is the chosen Messiah, the Son of God. We have holy writ and our faith to guide us and they are in such perfect alignment that there can be no doubts. Yet, despite this evidence, aberrations have taken place over the past several decades, increasing ever moreso where men, who Christ warned us of in St. Matthew chapter seven and St. Paul identified as false prophets have arrived. It is also a reminder that The Great Apostasy must happen as the Apostle of the Gentiles affirms in the second chapter of 2 Thessalonians, and that those who wish to remain ever faithful as soldiers of Christ, must "stand firm, and hold the traditions." That is what His Excellency shares in his sermon, Confirmation of the Perfect Alignment of Scripture and Faith
Beware: Political campaigns are crafted in corruption, by corruption and for corruption. Do you really want to be party to those parties? Previous reliable true Popes point out why your vote would only enable satan more.
As we hear the same refrain with familiar buzz words from the plethora of politicians, we need to realize the rest of the story, the very fact that Republicans and Democrats and all those in between are joined at the hip where they can't get out of bed without the other. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, one of the foremost experts in Catholicity as well as poltical science, documents how it goes back well before Nixon for that is where those in power today first practiced their deadly arts - from the Nixon Cabinet to the Clinton Cabinet to today's Bush's Cabinet and those who would be president from New York as in mayor or senator by way of Chicago by way of Arkansas or in the reincarnation of "the Jihad in our midst" with El Barack Hussein Obama as in Osama. It is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog and if you're going to vote for a candidate this year, then you had better know who and what you are voting for so that you can stand before your Supreme Creator and acknowledge that you did indeed know what you were doing: enabling those who are enemies of His Church and His Kingship to gain greater power for your temporal and spiritual demise. Corruption is not limited to just the conciliar church but also to the political process in this country that reaches all three branches of the Government. Beware or rue the fact that how you vote can influence your safety and your salvation. In citing previous reliable Catholic pronouncements by true Popes, Tom strives to set Catholics right before they do a terrible wrong in his essay, They Never Take Any Prisoners
Remembering January's Church Triumphant on the Ides of January
In this month where we go from Christmastide to Epiphany to the Time After Epiphany right into the Time of Septuagesima, there are several saints who could easily be lost in the shuffle of the seasons. Therefore, on this ides of January we provide a compendium of the January Saints for each day of the month for a little extra devotional prayer to add to your daily Rosary. Several of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. Need some impetus to prepare for Lent now just two weeks away? If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for January and, as the Three Kings bowed in humility, better prepare yourself to keep your spiritual resolutions for 2008. Litany of the January Saints
Forget Hillary, you can never go wrong with Hilary, St. Hilary that is, the esteemed Doctor of the Church.
Today we celebrate the first Doctor of the Church in the calendar year. This holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Hilary of Poitiers was another from the fourth century who, like the three great Doctors - St. Athanasius, St. Ephrem and St. Cyril of Jerusalem - who proceeded him. Unlike the one whose name sounds so similar, there are no similarities to the character of St. Hilary with Hillary Clinton. The former is a saint, the latter...well, you fill in the blanks, but keep it clean. Back to the true Hilary. He was both greatly persecuted by the Arians and ostracized by many within the Church because of false information. Hmm, sound familiar? Every Traditional Catholic can relate to that. This first Doctor, of what is today France - eldest Daughter of the Church - was known for his great labors in the fields of God from Gaul to Ilyria. Born the same year as his colleague Doctor and Bishop of Jerusalem St. Cyril, he labored tirelessly for the True Faith and is appropriately known as
Laborer for God
Helpful Hints for Husbands and Wives and everyone in the Family
As a special treat for this Feast of the Holy Family, we bring you inspiration from the late Father James F. Wathen, pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege who passed away November 6, 2006. This piece was first published here three years ago and to show the measure of the man, though he was dying of cancer, he left us these priceless gems of wisdom for husbands and wives, for young men and women in the single life, and for children as well. In each, he provides solid Catholicity of how each must respond in order to have their state in life blessed and become fruitful in the eyes of God, and then in the eyes of the world which, as he points out, is often a paradox for living as a true Catholic is a contradiction to the world. His encouraging words give hope that more will take his solid advice and apply it to their lives so that a generation of true Catholics can be generated for tomorrow. That is his gift for the feast of the holiest of families, Jesus' Own in Nazareth with Mary and Joseph, titled, Thoughts to sustain Catholic Families
Nothing can shake family bond if all are united with God
In honor of the Double Major Feast of the Holy Family, we bring you Father Louis Campbell's sermon from three years ago in which he points out the importance of "home" and equates the devastation of the most recent disastrous tsunami in the Indian Ocean ravaging Southeast Asia with the loss of home, hearth and heartland. But if one is anchored in the home of God, guided by the example and intercession of the Holy Family, then even the worst earthquakes, tsunamis, floods or fires or worse can shake us from realizing our spiritual home which is Heaven. Our life on this fragile planet earth is but a drop of water compared to the unending ocean of eternity that will be like the calmest of seas for us forever in one of the Almighty's many mansions in Heaven. Conversely, if we place our emphasis on that drop of water more than the everlasting sea of eternity, then the tsunamis of hell will erupt and cascade down on us, crushing us under satan's hardened mantle of madness. While humanistic assistance is vital in these desperate times for our neighbors who are made in the image and likeness of Christ, it cannot be the end all and be all; and, in these times when society and the conciliar church give more credence to the material and modern than spiritual and ancient, there will be consequences for Our Lord has assured this in Scripture as Father explains in his sermon "Though the earth be shaken"
There is only one standard of truth and it has stood for two thousand years. It will be standing long after the winds of change will blow in and out according to what people may want now to what they'll want tomorrow. There is only one issue and one barometer on how to vote: Do they uphold the cross with not one iota of compromise?
In the third essay of a trilogy on "political science 2008", Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey exposes the problems with candidates running for the highest office of the land. They forget Who is higher. Tom enumerates several of the pitfalls citizens and clerics, who have bought into the heresy of Americanism, can fall into as he identifies the emotional rollercoaster so many strap onto in letting their feelings flap in the wind. No stability or strength can be identified with those candidates who waver or do not uphold Christ's teachings fully and the concept of separation of Church and State is a myth masterminded by the devil and fooling so many. While these candidates say they stand behind the "standard of truth", when push comes to shove it is not "politically correct" to admit that there is only one standard of truth, only one standard of true human liberty and that is the holy crucifix where upon the gibbet of the cross is all the evidence one needs to know where Ultimate Truth can be found. It is not in the ballot booth, it is not with any political party; it is not with any entity that gives even one ounce of concession to liberty, equality and fraternity - the mantra of the French Revolution and the emergence of Freemasonry in its attempt to snuff out Catholic truth. It is only by the very blood, the very last drop of His Most Precious Blood that we are here. Are we going to waste this precious life by insulting Him with a vote for His adversary? Showing Libertarianim's True Biases
Putting the "joy" in the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary during this Octave of the Epiphany
With this being the last Thursday in Christmastide before we begin the Time After Epiphany next week, we thought it would be inspirational to bring back John Gregory's meditations on the Holy Rosary in updated files for the rest of this week and next week before we enter the Time of Septuagesima and the Sorrowful Mysteries. He commences with the wondrous Annunciation as John provides inspiring meditation that many might not have even considered as he equates the sinful selfishness of contraception and abortion today as the antithesis of Mary's fiat, never more evident than on the brink of commemorating the 35th horrendous anniversary of Roe v. Wade in two weeks. God is not happy with those who deny not only a child a place in the inn, but snuff out the very life and soul of one of God's chosen ones. They have not tasted the wrath that will visit those who dare to play God, who dare to not serve, who dare to tempt Him or denigrate His Blessed Mother. That is why it is absolutely essential to have a healthy, renewed perspective of Mary's role in salvation and how, through the Annunciation, only by cooperating with her fiat can we enhance our chance of gaining Heaven. John shares his thoughts with the reader in his meditation of the beautiful words in Luke 1 announcing to the Virgin Mary her chosen mission for mankind in The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation.
Who is to say there is not another St. Charles Borromeo out there who will come forth to help set the Barque of Peter upright again? Hopes can be realized through Humility and Prayer.
To provide encouragement that there is hope on the horizon, Cyndi Cain provides a shining example of the possible. It happened before, why can't it happen again? That is the question you will ask when reading of the humility in the short-lived, but fully fruitful life of a holy and influential Doctor of the Church St. Charles Borromeo. In the midst of turmoil, tension, rebellion, lukewarmness, and heresies in the aftermath of wicked popes, God rose up this humble soul to wrest back the true faith from the usurpers and infiltrators. Now, nearly 500 years later the situation is even worse, for the Protestants have managed to cleverly masquerade themselves as part of and inside, and yes, even as the Church itself where man has reached, in their warped thinking that has permeated every conciliar curia and chancery, an equal footing with God. Heresy? Of course, but considering the counterfeit church of conciliarism's track record, should we be surprised? No, nor should we be surprised, if we pray with humility and hope, that God will be merciful and raise up more dedicated bishops of St. Charles' caliber to help bring holy Mother Church back to her rightful order. It can be done! Cyndi lays out the blueprint on how it worked a half millennium ago in her lesson, Humility Hungers for Holy Happenings
Understanding Divine Revelation and the Source. It is not debatable. God said it, we believe it, that settles it!
We begin 2008 with a redacted series from several years ago that serves as a primer on our faith, and Divine Revelation is a foundation of Catholicism and, Sacred Scripture, contrary to modern consensus, has always been a staple of the Faith. Therefore, it is important to cover the Word of God, compiled in what is called the Bible, for its purpose and background in a short overview of the Old Testament which began with "In the beginning God created Heaven and earth" in the Book of Genesis and ends with the last words of the beloved disciple Saint John the Evangelist in the Book of Apocalypse with "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen" in the New Testament. Between these words are millions of others, all sanctioned as the Word and a guide for helping us attain everlasting life. That is a major reason why we provide these catechetical "points of enlightenment" in order to help more Catholics better understand their Faith. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism, making them truly members of the Mystical Body of Christ, is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church through 260 Popes, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That's the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, we present HOLY SCRIPTURE: A Brief Overview
Pope Pius XI provided proof positive solid gold evidence that anyone who would buy even one iota of the diabolic gobbledygook bafflegab produced by the imposters, posing as popes since the revolution of 1962, have deviated from the faith and are following a dead end that only leads toward hell.
On yesterday's First Class Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, we celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the release of Pope Pius XI's no-nonsense Encyclical, which clearly and concisely declared as anathema the idea that any other religion was acceptable or salvific other than the Church established by Jesus Christ on the Rock of Peter. Of course you won't hear of such a commemoration of so powerful an encyclical from Modernist Rome for they have done all they can in the last half century to obliterate Eternal Rome. This encyclical, decreed by Pope Pius XI on January 6, 1928, sternly warns all to dismiss any talk of ecumenism for only in the universal Church founded by Christ are the Truths manifested and salvation possible. Mortalium Animos contradicts all the counterfeit church of conciliarism has and is attempting today with their ecumenical bent by compromising the Truths and Traditions that Pius XI sought to guard so carefully. How perfectly His Holiness released this encyclical on the First Class Feast of the Epiphany for the three Magi, Kings Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, as earthly rulers, submitted to the King of kings and subscribed entirely to the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ, something Pope Pius XI had addressed just over two years earlier on December 11, 1925 in his encyclical Quas Primas. We provide this landmark encyclical, relatively short in length, for all to re-read and see how BeneRatz, Kasper and his ilk are in no way Catholic, but rather enemies of the one true Church, enemies of Christ. Holy Mother Church has spoken, when will we listen? Mortalium Animos
The bitter myrrh emanating from those who, out of fear of offending BeneRatz, have hedged and hawed and basically clamped shut any resistance to his heresies ("hush, hush, we can't judge") where previously they spoke convincingly and nobly. Why? Two words: the "Motu Mess!" Wake up and smell the bitters!
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey traces the dangers that occurred because of those who could have spoken out strongly against travesties and chose not to, either because they did not want to rock the boat from the comfort zone they enjoyed, or were afraid for their mortal lives while overlooking the real importance of their mortal souls, or they did not want to offend anyone...giving little credence to the very fact they gravely offend Christ. Such examples Tom likens to any acknowledgment by the VulgArians of the 80th Anniversary of Pope Pius XI's landmark encyclical Mortalium Animos. Tom documents how the adversaries of previous reliable true popes are the false popes of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, presently represented by probably the most insidious of the bunch - one Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, who in the days when he was a periti, was ashamed to wear the Roman Collar and whom true popes collared as an ecumaniacal heretic. The evidence is all so loud and clear, but the silence is deafening. Where are those voices today who once spoke so strongly against Ratzinger's heresies? Cowering for fear of tripping over their own tongues in trying to defend the indefensible, all the while enabling the enemies of the Church to continue their course of destruction As Though the Past Never Happened
The smoke of satan has been wafting up from conciliar services for decades, but now that unpleasing incense dares mix with orthodoxy and, with its caliginous, noxious clouds of blackened smoke, engorge the good. How then can the light penetrate the darkness? By not giving any credence to Baal, by not offering incense to idols.
A feature that has gained a lot of buzz over the last few weeks, and which we have not been able to feature before because of our Christmastide Issue, is Father Anthony Cekada's article on una cum masses, a thorny point for many that is, basically stirring up a hornet's nest. Some believe it is not necessary. Others, including this editor, believes it is very necessary for to resist and recognize makes no sense. Christ Himself has said you cannot serve two masters and by resisting Benedict and then recognizing him tacitly or knowingly in the most sacred part of the holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a contradiction that begs clarification. Father attempts to do so. Unfortunately he has left the vast majority hanging as to solutions, which he has promised to provide. In the meantime many are more confused and that is why a follow-up is vital to soothe the savage beast that surges within those who are willing to compromise in contrast to the early Christians who would not offer even one grain of incense. It is wise to take it with a grain of salt and ask the Sanctifer for the graces to understand and respond accordingly in seeking out the purest form of the Immemorial Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Father provokes this in his excellent, documented thesis, which, like Christ's teaching to the Jews, might be hard to take, but it is necessary as Father explains in A Grain of Incense: Sedevacantists and Una Cum Masses As Though the Past Never Happened