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In these times when Modernism has metastasized souls, we need to go back to the basics laid out by Pope St. Pius X and urge the "resist-yet-recognize" folks to compare and then decide with Pius and all the true Popes as well as the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church: Modernism is heresy; Ratzinger, and those before him-Wojtyla, Luciani, Montini and Roncalli - all Modernists. Ergo, they are all heretics and could not be true popes! Period!

On Wednesday, September 1 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of His Holiness Pope Saint Pius X issuing a seemingly failsafe mandate to prevent Modernism and other heresies from permeating holy Mother Church with his landmark "Oath Against Modernism". Tragically, as we know few calculated on how many insincere and blasphemous, sacrilegious priests would break that vow to God and rise in office through the ranks to join the enemy of Christ in their attempt to destroy His Church. St. Pius and his successors did not count on the minions forming in the fifth column that would work to eliminate this most necessary, vital Oath. Despite all the precautions this saintly pope did take, it shows just how powerful the devil can be. Remember also, dear friends, that one Joseph Ratzinger took this very oath several times in his rise through the orders to the priesthoood with other conciliar Modernists, beginning with Giovanni Montini, who did away with, thus exposing himself and all others who complied as enemies of God for their rejection of Catholic truth and tradition. Read this short oath for yourself and see for yourself. Oath Against Modernism

On Friday we celebrate St. Pius X's Feast of the holy Pontiff Pope Saint Pius X who was such a crusader against Modernism, the "synthesis of all heresies." Three years ago we commemorated the centennial anniversary of two of his landmark papal decrees warning the faithful of the dangers of this insidious heresy. Lamentabili Sane on July 3 and on September 8 his landmark encyclical Pascendi Dominic Gregis against Modernism, that would be reinforced three years with the mandatory Oath. In recalling St. Pius X's life and studying his encyclicals and papal decrees, it is as if he had seen ahead of time what would occur in his beloved Church and so tried to warn the faithful and the hierarchy. In honor of the legacy of this saintly Pontiff, we present a detailed biography of the man the kind of shepherd so sorely missing today; We can only hope and pray that someday, in God's time, He will lift up a true shepherd devoted to upholding the Apostolic Traditions as St. Pius X was and who did all in his power to safeguard the Sacred Deposit of the Faith For more about this cardinal from northern Italy, see The Pope of the Blessed Sacrament

Griff Ruby files his tenth installment on his series refuting a SSPX anti-sedevacantist book. Sedevacantists are often misspoken of as being disobedient by those who don't understand. But to the true bishops of Holy Mother Church we are most obedient, even when it is not convenient. The SSPX book discusses the opinions of certain sedevacantists regarding the Mass said una cum Benedict XVI. In obedience to our Bishop, our lips are sealed on this. However, what is to be made of the fact that, in the course of that discussion, it is brought out that we sedevacantists are obliged to claim that the Church only gradually has began to come to ascertain Her Sede Vacante status? Are we sedevacantists to be accused of being modernists for claiming that the Church has been obliged to go through something of a "learning curve" in order to understand the true nature of Her present circumstance? It is also ironic in this month we honor the centennial of St. Pius X's Oath Against Modernism that this oath would be mocked by those who cannot bear to admit that what we have done and must claim is not the least bit Modernist, no matter how much they might, through sloppy thinking, manage to make it seem so. Griff provides the reasoning for this and other matters Worthy of Consideration .

While the theological virtues focus on God, the moral virtues focus on man's role in God's plan. The foundation of this are the Four Cardinal Virtues on which are built the other moral virtues. Sadly, today those moral virtues are sorely lacking as society has unabashedly accepted immorality. Once satan infiltrated the Church and took down the safeguards, it was easy for the devil to manipulate man into accepting whatever agenda he wanted to foist down our soulful throats from planting a false church to ape the True Church to poisoning generations with "anything goes". That included every sin of the flesh possible, something Our Lady warned against at Fatima. Today immorality rules the roost for evil is considered politically correct and virtue is looked upon as intolerance. Hate speech is anything that would hinder one from sinning. Lost is the foundation for treating one another in the image and likeness of God. In order to conquer vice we must uphold the virtues for only the virtuous will possess the kingdom of God as we can see in step 12, The Cardinal Rule.

Though September is the month of Our Sorrowful Mother, she is anything but sorrowful over the saints celebrated this month from the most recent holy Pontiff to God's chief captain of celestial beings St. Michael; from holy abbots to courageous martyrs; from an Apostle to his successors, including a holy Doctor who formulated the "guide" for salvation with the Latin Vulgate. There are a plethora of saints and feasts in this ninth month including four feasts dedicated to Our Lady. One can read more about each saint in the Propers of their feast day, but we encourage you to add this short litany to your daily Rosary so that you will have the benefit of invoking the aid of some of these lesser-known saints. Litany of September Saints.

As we wrap up this second year of the Rosary Crusade highly recommended by His Excellency Bishop Robert Fidelis McKenna, O.P., it is vital that we take our responsibility as the Church Militant seriously for NOW is the time; later is too late - all might be lost by then! Just in one short year our country is that much closer to losing its freedom to Socialism, Fascism, yes, Marxism as the Communists and atheists mount a viscious, insidious campaign to destroy America and the faith. At the same time Catholics continue to be ravaged by Modernism and Ecumenism, and grave confusion in that 95% of Catholics do not realize they belong to the counterfeit church of conciliarism and therefore, it is not the true Catholic Church. This Rosary Crusade is an ideal way to pray that those confused will be given the grace to see, flee the Novus Ordo lodges and return to the true Faith before it truly is too late. For those who cannot attend Mass on Saturday, please make your Holy Communions on Sunday, praying a Rosary both on Saturday and Sunday. We should all be praying our Rosary daily and as many decades as our states of life permit. Remember what is at stake as we participate in the Final Four Weeks of the 2010 Rosary Crusade

When you think about it, the Nativity of the Son of God would not have been possible without a prior nativity. So many miss out on the significance of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary for she was conceived in her mother Saint Anne's womb as immaculate, without the stain of Original Sin. But then why wouldn't the Father prepare the most pure tabernacle for His only-begotten Son? Makes perfect sense that she would be the most perfect being possible. And if Christ honored His Mother with recognition of such respect and love, should any of God's children ever do less? We didn't think so. To put this in greater perspective we bring you a short essay composed a few years ago by Denise Michelle, who is presently recovering from cancer and asks for your prayers in her struggle to regain her strength. We share her tribute to Our Lady with her piece, The Nativity of the Virgin Mary

The crux of our faith rests on the Holy Cross for without Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the Cross there would be no Resurrection, no salvation. Thus we bring you the etimology of the word in a special feature to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys in the liturgy of the Proper of the Holy Mass so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and derivative more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is "crucis" the possessive noun for "cross", taken from the Proper for the Mass of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the Collect, Epistle, Gradual, Offertory, Secret, and Communion Prayer.We shares the etimology in Lift High the Cross

Tradition says that Mary, meeting her Divine Son Jesus bearing His cross, fell under the weight of her anguish. Upon the place of this awful meeting a chapel was raised, which took the name of St. Mary of the Spasm, and a feast was celebrated under the same name for several centuries. At the provincial Council of Cologne in 1413, to rebuke the audacity of the Hussites, who had laid sacrilegious hands upon the images of Jesus Christ crucified and His Holy Mother, was instituted the feast of the Commemoration of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and its celebration was fixed for the Friday of Passion Week. This Feast, substituted for that of the Spasm, or rather blended with it, was eagerly accepted by the faithful. To represent the anguish of Mary, painters have shown her with her heart pierced with seven swords. According to Pope Benedict XIV, this was the origin of the custom: Seven merchants of Florence withdrew to a mountain near that city, and there laid the foundation of the Order of Servites, or Servants of the Blessed Virgin. These pious founders, in meditating on the sorrows of their august pataron, discovered seven, of which some are found in the Gospel, and others are based on other pious reasons as you'll see in the reflection Mater Dolorosa

The VerbumQUO for the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary is "Stabat Mater" meaning "The Mother stood" or "The Mother was standing" and is the well-known 13th century Gregorian Chant Hymn, taken from the Sequence Stabat Mater for the second of two feasts in the liturgical year for Our Lady of Sorrows; the September observance being the greater Double Feast of the Seven Sorrows, the signature feast for the month of September dedicated to Our Sorrowful Mother. In Passion Week this feast precedes Holy Week and the Triumph of the Cross, but this month it is that triumph, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross which immediately precedes this Double of the Second Class Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Let Mary lead us and show us the combination that unlocks the door, possible only by the ultimate Sacrifice of the Cross for we can clearly see as Catholics that A Mother's Love that Knows No Bounds

In honor of the Double of the First Class Feast of St. Michael on September 29, we highlight the entirety of the prayer Pope Leo XIII composed. We all know the short version, mandated to be included in the Leonine Prayers after every Low Mass, but few are aware of the longer version. After Vatican II, in legion with the devil Giovanni Montini outlawed this necessary prayer and then one wonders how "the smoke of satan" got into the sanctuary? The conciliarists wanted to make sure this powerful prayer would never see the light of day again for in it Leo foretold what would happen: The shepherd would be struck, the sheep scattered. We present both the long and short versions of this poignant prayer which should never be forgotten. The Power of the Prayer to St. Michael

The final day of the month, following immediately the Double of the First Class Feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel, is the feast of the holy Doctor of the Church St. Jerome. He was born into a wealthy family and used those riches to receive the finest education at the hands of the world's greatest professors in Rome and then employed that wealth of knowledge for Christ's holy Church. He amassed all of the Scriptures and, through the grace of the Holy Ghost was able to translate the inspired word into the Latin tongue, all wrapped up in the magnificent Latin Vulgate. For this massive work that he accomplished while continuing to carry out his vocation and mission of shepherding souls into Heaven, he has often been called Father of the Mother Tongue

The problem, as many know when trying to read the commentary compiled by Father George Leo Haydock, is that the typeface is so small that many cannot read the gems contained in these commentaries and miss out on discernments of the Douay-Rheims Bible by the Fathers and Doctors of the Church as well as many saints and theologians. Now, thanks to John Gregory's efforts, we can provide readers with those words republished here in larger type and immediately following each respective verse to aid the contemplation of our readers. We publish these cogent commentaries here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the following Sunday Masses:

        It has definitely been a decade of transition, as this editor dubs it - Transition to Tradition, our last opportunity before God really lowers the boom. Looking back, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see the deterioration in society as the ranks of the good, decent ones striving for holiness grow smaller and the enemy flanks are massing larger and larger, more threatening than ever. With every day we inch closer to the apocalypse foretold in the book of the same name, contrary to Protestant and conciliar concerns that it was always called "Revelation." Would St. John the Evangelist be surprised, and for that matter the holy Doctor of the Church who translated it and several of the holy hierarchs who ratified the Scriptures at various major councils of the Church, most recently at the dogmatic Council of Trent. Many closet conciliarists reading this may not be familiar with that council since the robber barons have sought to eliminate any mention of Trent in the same manner as the U.S. Government is doing everything it can to wipe out any mention of God. For both these offenses there are consequences, grave ones and we are beginning to see now that both anti-Catholic campaigns by the counterfeit church of conciliarism and the United States Congress and its cohorts in the Obama administration both in Washington and Chicago are getting more desperate as each day passes. Those not grounded in grace had best get right with God before it is too late. Call it "gloom and doom" if you want, but that doom can be eternal and that would cause anyone gloom. Can you say fire and brimstone? To remind you, we will be bringing you throughout this year "Diadems of the Decade" featuring an article from each month of each of the past ten years. We're not saying these are the "Best" of the decade for how do you choose which ones are the best? Yet, they are gems that we want to share for we're sure you will treasure them and realize, like fine jewels, they are still as valuable today especially when investing in souls. For this edition, we present a diadem for each September from 2000 through September 2009.

Touched by an Angel. It's not fiction, our Guardian Angels really are there for us to light and guide our way.

This column ran ten years ago in which Sister Lucy Astuto, one of our very first contributing writers in the 90's with her "Getting to the Heart of the Matter" series, shared with all her personal experience with her Guardian Angel and a stunning, inspiring story of Padre Pio's angel. Yes, everyone of us is touched by an angel each and every day, and it's not fiction. The angels are so powerful and there to assist us in the way God wants if only we welcome them in, let them spread their wings and shelter us, let them comfort us and keep us out of harm's way. Allow your Guardian Angel to be at your side, "to light, to guard, to rule and guide." That's what your Guardian Angel is there for. Get to know this wonderful supernatural being, give your Guardian Angel a loving name because they're your best friends and will always be there for you as she verifies in her piece, Wheeling and Dealing with Angels .

Why didn't the last Ecumenical Council condemn communism? The secret accord made at Metz supplies an answer.

Nine years ago Atila Sinke Guimaraes filed a most revealing piece that triggered a tsunami of investigation and resulted in discovering the real truth and why the conciliar church is a false church and not Catholic. It answered the questions we had on why the conciliar church had been so silent about the travesties of Communism? Why? Angelo Roncalli had sold out to the very enemy Our Lady had warned against at Fatima and we see it repeating today with Benedict/Ratzinger selling out with his "hermeneutics of continuity" whatever syncretic bafflegab that entails. It is the same in the United States where we have sat idly by while Barack Hussein Obama sells out our country by making a pact with the enemy, be they Communists or Infidels. This article is an eye-opener for anyone who has been living in a bubble. The Pact of Metz

If we turn our backs on God, why should we expect Him to help us?

This column by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey ran eight years ago on the first anniversary of 9-11. Tom wrote it in the immediate aftermath of 9-11 and it is important to give the reader a look back and how few things have changed for he nailed the reasons why the demonic devastation occurred and, fearfully, will occur again, because we have not heeded God and His holy mandates. Tom followed this with an update which reaffirmed the necessity of establishing the Social Kingship of Christ in every nation, beginning with our own. This can be realized only by obeying fully and faithfully what Our Lady asked at Fatima. There is no other way!! After nine years shouldn't we have seen that? Just look at the feud building between Christians and Muslims. Those who are not with Christ are against Him. It's as simple as that as Tom explained in We've Done This to Ourselves!

A "Transitional" leader who was definitely not traditional. Rather, in looking back, one can see was quite radical. By their fruits you shall know them.

Back in 2003 Mario Derksen, one of the young breed who exemplifies the thinking of many more young men and women today in realizing that the new thinking of the conciliar church does not add up to true Catholic teaching. Thus they long for those traditions so tried and true. Mario's insight not only showed great promise, optimism and hope for the future of Holy Mother Church, but alerted others to question, to challenge and to stand firm to the traditions. He reflected on the "coincidences" of a "transitional Pope" which, no one could deny, John XXIII was. Mario contended in his theory that it was all prearranged in order to implement the very agenda that has rendered the Church so impotent in grace today, all begun by setting Angelo Roncalli up as a "transitional Pope" - the "Good Pope" in the eyes of the world. That alone should have warned us of what was ahead after the "transitional pontificate" ended as Mario identified in his column A "Transitional" Pope?

Pope Pius XI's encyclical Casti Conubii is the best response any Catholic can give to the assault on the institution of marriage today by the hedonists and agents of the devil.

Back in 2004 Kevin Tierney shared some pertinent thoughts on Pope Pius XI's most definitive decree on Christian Marriage in his encyclical Casti Connubii in 1930. Kevin illustrated how it holds truer today than ever before when attacks against marriage have forced all faithful Christians seeking to preserve this sacred institution and sacrament to call for "Protect Marriage Sunday" and fend off the perverted. Had the conciliar 'popes' heeded the advice and wisdom of those who were truly Popes prior to Vatican II, we would never have arrived at this crisis point. Kevin commented on His Holiness' identification of the methods of attack on the holy institute of matrimony in his essay, Modern Society's Attack on the Sacramental Aspect of Marriage

Though a blur to most, what subsisted in Lumen Gentium caused the spark of aggiornamento and ecumenism that has raged into a holocaust of souls, responsible for the scorched faith of billions.

Of all the series we have run, this and Atila's expose on Ratzinger signing off on the heresy that the Jews' wait for the Messiah is not in vain are the most important impact series we've run and are keynote in identifying that the conciliar church, newchurch, the Vatican II church, the Novus Ordo church or whatever you want to call the entity that eclipsed the true Church in the sixties and beyond is in no way Catholic. Because of its vital importance and because you again have a month to digest what Griff Ruby had presented five years ago, which has proved to so many to be one of the greatest arguments to expose the very point of how, when, what, where, who and especially why modern Rome broke away from Eternal Rome. We have compiled his six-part installments into one compendium for September so you can see all the components and nuances and undeniable facts that prove Griff's point as he takes us past the spin right through the skin to the bare bones and then fleshes out what really happened in 1964. Griff laid it all out in his series we've since entitled Down the Yellow Brick Road to Apostasy: The Lumen Gentium Syndrome

Which tower are we building? The Tower toward Everlasting Life or the Tower of Babel that leads to confusion and chaos?

Four years ago Fr. Louis Campbell illustrated the bitter fruits of the new world order and those who would seek to usher it in whether they be high potentates posing as pope or despots posing as madmen intent on bringing about the events of the Apocalypse by bowing to the diabolic UN. They speak of peace, but there is no peace because in stubbornly building the tower of pride - today's Tower of Babel - they have rejected the only Tower that can provide lasting peace - everlasting peace - Jesus Christ - for He is the King of all, and must be the King of all hearts. As the Gospel asserts the proud will be humbled and the humble will be exalted. Only the true Roman Catholic Church can provide "the breadth and length, and heighth, and depth" of God's love and power which can only be found in the fullness of His Church as St. Paul attests. And yet, as Christ points out, so many are "Slow of heart to believe"

At the International House of Liturgies you may have Catholic cravings for reverence and truth, but don't look for any lasting sustenance for you're sure to leave still hungry, having been waffled and flapjacked.

Three years ago when the Motu Mess first raised its ugly head, Father Paul Trinchard, S.T.L. filed an interesting piece with the analogy of a well-known restaurant chain. This time they need to go back to the menu because the Novus Ordo cookie isn't fulfilling souls. The problem is that if, something is poison from the beginning, nothing can save it and it will continue to infect those consuming it no matter how they mix and try to match the batch. Without a validly confected Eucharist by a true valid priest, it will always remain dangerous to one's spiritual health, a sad commentary for those so starving for sustenance. The truth is that all IHOL will do is leave customers waffled and flapjacked. Such is the progress of conciliar concepts draining souls of grace by IHOL's hostile takeover. We can see today Father was right as he explained in his article, IHOL's New Motu Menu

Can those anti-sedevacantist agitators actually hear themselves when they begin squawking away that such an interminable interregnum without a true Pope would be impossible? Have they actually listened and watched the quacks that are running things in Rome? If not they're duck soup!

Two years ago, amid the confusion finally cleared up by Griff's series on the Art of Scholastic Dishonesty in debunking Feeneyism, John Gregory could also see the irony in those who wouldn't connect the dots. Frustrated by this, John illustrated how the idiom of what's good for the goose is good for the gander applied quite aptly to those who will argue against Feeneyism with great logic, but will turn into flapping, stumbling imbeciles when trying to defend anti-sedevacantism. Is there an ulterior motive why they refuse to fly closer to the truth before diving to conclusions? The more dishonest they are with others, the more likely it is that their opinions will eventually get shot down. The question is: What are they trying to protect? Certainly not the obvious truth. John gets at the truth with his article The Truth and Nothing But the Truth!

Will it take being thrown to the lions or herded into prison camps to wake up Americans and Catholics to what is really going on?

One year ago Editor Michael Cain pointed out that Barack Hussein Obama is more sympathetic to terrorists in not only weakening our country, but stripping us of protection and, most importantly, eliminating Christ from the face of the earth. By his actions he is an antichrist and we must speak out on that very fact, just as is the man in Rome who offends Our Lord so by his apostasty. A year later it has only grown worse. How we so offend the Sorrowful and Sacred Hearts. This decay can be traced back to Vatican Two and the loss of the True Faith by countless millions. Those are the kind of damages God will certainly not consider collateral. Cain gives tribute to the forgotten and reminds us of those we should forget, except in prayer - for we may be commanded to love our enemies, but we sure don't have to like them - especially those who think nothing of the carnage of Collateral Damage

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        For those who truly want to delve deeper into what the Faith teaches and what past Sovereign Pontiffs have decreed, we recommend for your vital reading to better KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH, pertinent Papal decrees which put to the lie what is being promulgated today by the Vatican II church. We strongly encourage you to read these to understand how today the modern church is in Apostasy when compared to what had always been taught by Holy Mother Church and enforced and warned as most grievous by previous Pontiffs as you'll see in CREDO & CULTURE

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