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On this eve of the Solemnity of Christ the King, John Gregory completes his five part dissertation on the Fifth Chapter of St. Matthew. In verses thirty one through forty eight we can readily see how Christ peels away the onion that was the Old Covenant in showing how His coming and His teaching will reveal the New. Oh, to be a fly on the wall to watch that onion being peeled and the reactions of those gathered on the Mount. What they were hearing for the first time was something that was unheard of. While they may have thought the Old was tough, the New could be considered tough love, yet so full of God's Love that it would draw more to hear this Son of a carpenter who was stirring up the land with His teachings and aggravating the heck out of the Scribes and Pharisees. Their corrupt hold on the people was slipping and not only did Christ know that, but they did as well, making them all the more angry and out for revenge, doing exactly what Jesus warned against in His sermon on the Mount as we see in Sermon on the Mount Part Five

In this short chapter the Blessed Mother of God speaks to the daughter Saint Bridget of Sweden on how the talent represents the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and commends the holy founder of the Benedictines Saint Benedict who added to the gifts of the Holy Ghost given to him and was able to shut out the fire of the devil in his soul. Holy Mary also explains the difference between the spirits that enter the human soul: the Holy Spirit or the demonic spirit and how the latter can be so devastating and burn souls unless the soul has the asbestos grace of the Holy Ghost. This is the essence of the Twentieth chapter of Book Three, Fireproofing the soul.

Today we move from those commandments which focus on how e are to treat God to the seven on how we are to treat our fellow man in fulfilling the divine Will. The Fourth Commandment is the crux, the crossroads to how much we love God by being obedient to those God has placed in our lives as parents, superiors and lawful authorities in accordance with the natural law. Today so many things have been blurred that generations have been programmed to believe they can do their own thing and that parents are there only to provide material things for them; superiors exist to learn and then climb the ladder after their jobs with little compassion or gratitude for the contributions made; and civic duty has been turned into greed and corruption, which illustrates why the world, especially America and Europe are in such dire straits because they have lost their moral compass because they have done what the head of the fallen angels refused to do: obey! This is explained in Step Thirty-Seven with The Fourth Commandment

Griff Ruby continues with his second of three part series on Salvation for no man is an island and yet there is no such thing as collective salvation and no, it does not take a village to raise the children of God but it seems that the village, beginning with the Protestant Reformation through the French Revolution to the Modernist Vatican II Revolution have raised enough idiots to greatly tarnish the one and only true Church Christ founded in fulfillment of the Old Testament and the establishment of the New Covenant, not through the Jewish Faith but through the Church He established upon the Rock of Peter. He had given us all the Ten Commandments as Griff covers with the second through fourth categories on the essential "inner choice" for God, Reception of the Sacraments and Avoidance of Sin in Part Two of his series on Earning our Salvation or Living our Faith? Part Two

In continuing John Gregory's dissertation on Chapter Five of St. Matthew, he shows how Christ turns the subject to encourage the masses to search their consciences, and by doing so He injects the New Law that will nullify the Old. Here, the holy Doctor of the Church, the man known as the "Golden Voice" Saint John Chrysostom weighs in with inspiration and clarity on these verses as he explains our Lord's intentions and how holy Mother Church discerns what exactly Jesus meant in words that had to shock those gathered on the mount, especially those who were trying to trap Him into saying something that they could use against Him. He was indeed giving them plenty of rope, but to hang themselves, not the Messiah. Today, those who do not abide by His words and do not take the Sacrament of Matrimony seriously and for life, well, they are merely tying the knot for their own necks. John reflects on this in his five-part treatise - today with Sermon on the Mount Part Four

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost features the parable of the wedding feast in the Gospel of St. Matthew and Haydock is so rich in this in discerning this magnificent analogy that Christ imparted to the chief priests, scribes and Phariseesis regarding the great banquet that awaited them if they would only abide by the King's request and take seriously His invite. We can see how over the last 2000 years so many have rejected that invitation or accepted it under their conditions, not God's such as by coming dressed in garb not recognizable or trying to replace the spouse, the true holy Catholic Church with a facsimile who, in truth, is a harlot and not worthy of the feast. Though invited, the great majority do not respect the King or they would comply with His request and honor both Him and His Son, not to mention His spouse. John Gregory provides the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary compiled by Father George Leo Haydock for this Sunday. Being Worthy of the King's Invite for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

While Bishop Bernard Fellay has done all he can to scrub the internet of anything that would embarrass Benedict XVI in pandering to the apostate heretic, he hasn't been able to erase everything and we bring you his own words published here over nine and a half years ago in which he condemned the words and actions of John Paul II over the notorious Assisi Summits. Well, Ratzinger has called for one on October 26 again and the silence from Fellay and the SSPX is deafening. The question we have: How many in the SSPX still believe the words he wrote? If they do, and we suspect they do, then stand against Fellay and with Bishop Williamson. Realize the sedevacantists are right and unite against Modernist Rome for the sake of Eternal Rome. To remain silent about this evil is to condone evil itself. Has he already sold his soul? If so, he had better not sell out the souls of his flock. Christ and His most recent true Vicar on earth have warned him. Beware! With the purpose of embarassing Fellay, we present his own words: Nullam Partem

In this chapter we see St. Bridget of Sweden's reply to Jesus Christ Himself on how she is afflicted by various useless thoughts, and how she cannot get rid of them. Our Lord's reply to the bride about why God permits this, and illustrates the usefulness of such thoughts and fears with respect to her reward. These words are encouraging though He places the caveat that this is provided she detests the thoughts and has a prudent fear of God, and how she - and we - should never make light of venial sin lest it lead to mortal sin. Our Lord also clarifies about the two bishops that have been referred to throughout the previous chapters which should give us all pause to Think about your Thoughts.

Today we focus on the Third Commandment, this is the last of the three Commandments for how we are to treat God. The other seven are intended for how we are to treat our fellow man. The Third Commandment is the tether to our staying in open communication with God through divine worship that can only be accomplished through assisting at the Immemorial Apostolic Mass of All Time, the Traditional Latin Mass in which the alter Christus - a true priest offers to the Father on our behalf the Son in an unbloody manner. Only a truly ordained priest, ordained in the divinely ordained rite not the new rite of Vatican II, can confect the bread and wine into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. Through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass we fulfill the Third Commandment and by observing the safeguards that go with it, keep before us the importance of the Sabbath. The Third Commandment

In continuing to cover the Beatitudes, John Gregory points out how in verses eleven through twenty we can see Christ now turns to the Scribes and Pharisees to see if they are worth their salt. Jesus knows they are not, but He wants them to know He knows and to let others know that not all is as it seems and for men to seek after the kingdom of Heaven. He lays out what measures to take and it has nothing to do with the Jewish rites, but rather to encourage souls to not hide their God-given talents under a bushel basket but be the light of the world to outshine the darkness. Here we have the Master Light of the world giving the charge to His disciples in electrifying souls to seek Heaven above all else. John reflects on this in his five-part treatise - today with Sermon on the Mount Part Three

Yes, Griff Ruby is back! Incredibly busy over the summer, we and our readers will be ecstatic that Griff is writing again and on a most important subject: Salvation. Do we save ourselves? As any Christian should know, the answer to that is no, God saves us. We cannot save ourselves. But we do have a role, however small and unimportant next to the role of God, in our own salvation, else preaching would be to no value. Some Protestants would deny us any role whatsoever in our own salvation, while most others at least realize that at least some choice for God is necessary on our part. Salvation is a gift and a grace from God. God does what He has done; we cannot change that. But we can change our response so as to be made partakers of this incredible gift. What must we do? Is it merely Faith or is work required, or is it something else? One thing is for certain: Even if a mere interior choice alone could bring us that salvation under certain circumstances, the fact remains that the more preparation we can make for Heaven now, the less we shall be obliged to do later. Griff explains with the first category of Charitable Good Deeds in Part One of his series on Earning our Salvation or Living our Faith?

Today being the feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, we felt it an ideal time to remind you of the Devotions to the Sacred Heart and the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as King of one's Home. It is a simple, but important ceremony that a priest can make as a reminder that Christ rules in and out of the home, throughout the world, even if the world will not recognize such. Nevertheless it is a deterrent, a shield to protect the family from the subliminal and not so subtle temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil which has played such a destructive role in the demise of the family unit and A remarkable and distinctive feature of devotion to the Sacred Heart lies in the fact that Our Lord has, according to the testimony of St. Margaret Mary, promised very special rewards and graces to those who practice it. These favors are summed up in what are popularly known as the Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart found in the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart

To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. For the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Father Haydock provides one of the keys to revealing Christ's divinity in knowing hearts and working miracles. Few miracles conveyed as much resentment from the Pharisees as His baiting their blackened souls for He knew their hearts and, in His healing the man because of the faith of those who had brought him forward, Jesus was manifesting that He, as the Son of God, had the power to forgive sins, a power He bestowed on the Apostles of the only Church He established. "And Jesus seeing their thoughts..." for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

John Gregory provides a comprehensive reflection/meditation and study on the fifth Glorious Mystery. What greater glory can there be for a lifetime of devotion and uncompromising fiat to the divine will than to be recognized for all time what the Blessed Mother accomplished in being crowned by her divine Son and heavenly Father with the assistance of the Holy Ghost, her divine Spouse. It is a lesson for us that indeed there is a light at the end of this worldly tunnel, a light from the Beatific Vision attainable only by adhering willingly and lovingly to the will of Almighty God for she is the Woman of the Apocalypse, with a crown of twelve stars. The Fifth Glorious Mystery

    In this Saturday leading up to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary next Friday, we complete the Fifteen Week Rosary Crusade. Those who have been faithful in praying each Saturday since it kicked off a few days before the feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in June can truly say they've persevered.

In this chapter the Blessed Virgin Mary's words to her daughter refer to how friars would now listen and in fact do listen sooner to the devil's voice than to that of their father Dominic, about how few of them follow in his footsteps now, about how those seeking the episcopate for worldly honor and for their own comfort and freedom do not belong to the rule of St. Dominic, about the terrible condemnation of such men, and about the condemnation experienced for one such episcopate, who discovered this too late. Our Lady also offers up the example of St. Augustine as we see in Book 3, Chapter 18: The Rule Rules.

In continuing to cover the Beatitudes, John Gregory shows us how St. Thomas Aquinas' explanation clarifies that the Beatitudes are guideposts, but they are not virtues or gifts as some are wont to consider them. That is why it is important to cite the orthodox sources and find the one which holy Mother Church counsels is the best in discerning the Sacred Scriptures. The Beatitudes serve as a blueprint for all to follow as Christ expressed in imparting these keys to gaining virtue and gifts of the Holy Ghost to those assembled on the mount where He spoke. In our time, the Beatitudes take on a significant meaning for if people refuse to obey the Commandments they will persecute the more. Blessed, indeed, are the peacemakers and those who are persecuted for their reward will be found not in this material world, but in Heaven. John reaffirms this in his five-part treatise - today with Sermon on the Mount Part Two

We are a mere six years shy of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions. As we near that centennial, we are reminded all the more of the dismal failure to obey the Blessed Virgin Mary's request imparted to three innocent Portugal peasant children to alert the Church of the dangers ahead and how to stave off this disaster. Her Rosary was the chief answer and only a handful remain true to that today. In fact, the Rosary is the one link to conciliar Catholics that gives us hope they will be given the grace to truly see they are in a no-win situation in the conciliar church. Just as His Holiness Pope St. Pius V called upon the faithful to pray Mary's most powerful weapon to stop the infidel Turks from imposing Muslim Sharia Law by a victory over Don Juan of Austria's undersized Christian armada in the Bay of Lepanto, Heaven can work miracles. So also today with the Islamic threat so paramount, we again must turn to Our Lady and call upon all Heaven's forces by praying our Rosaries. We can see Our Lady's role and the power of the Rosary in Pius V's Apostolic Constitution Consueverunt Romani

Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of our moral code set down by God and the Second Commandment - "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord Thy God in vain" commands us to always speak with reverence of God, of the saints, and of holy things...to honor His Holy Name. The Second Commandment entreats us to always be truthful in taking oaths and faithful to our promises and vows. We are reminded of the seriousness of breaking a vow or committing perjury - lying under oath. We cannot help but think of the Papal Oath, the vow before God to not change any of the constituted Evangelic traditions which has been gravely violated and abused since the death of Pope Pius XII. The Second Commandment

Though it is not a Sunday feast, considering it is a special feast of Our Lady today, John Gregory has provided the Haydock Commentary for the Double of the Second Class Feast of the Divine Maternity for October 11. In the commentary, Father George Leo Haydock provided the proof of Our Lord's humility in subjecting Himself to His Mother Mary and step-father St. Joseph. Being the daughter of the Father, the spouse of the Holy Ghost, Mary is the Mother of the Son, thus manifesting to all through holy Scripture that she is the Mother of God - Theotokos (Θεοτόκος)and therefore due all the honor of such a title with the attributes illustrated in today's epistle from Ecclesiastes. Christ set the example of how all children should treat their parents in being obedient and respectful to the lawful Authority God granted. If Jesus could be subject to His Mother and honor her thusly then and forever after with the heavenly edicts bestowed upon her from the Cross, then lifting her up into Heaven and crowning her as Queen of Heaven and earth. If God so honored Mary thusly, should we do less? Honoring Θεοτόκος (Theotokos)

Today begins the first of five parts on our Lord's Sermon on the Mount as presented by John Gregory who focuses on the Beatitudes for the first few installments. By better understanding the discernment holy Mother Church provides us, we can more readily see how Scripture as well as doctrine has been so skewered today that it is unrecognizable as coming from the Son of God, but something manipulated by satan's minions whose goal is to please man rather than pleasing God by saying it the way God wants it said. We just completed the feast of St. Jerome at the end of last month. It was he who was inspired by the Holy Ghost to compile the true words of Christ, His evangelists and Apostles as divine revelation. Therefore, by comparing three orthodox sources - the Haydock Commentary, Catholic Encyclopedia and St. Thomas Aquinas' words we can better understand and see how so many translations today and interpretations offered by unreliable sources do not come from the Holy Ghost. Perhaps the culprits who have fostered the confusion should read what "meek and humble" really mean. John explains in Sermon on the Mount Part One

To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. The focus of the Commentary for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost is the virtue of love. St. Paul introduces this greatest of Christian virtues to the Ephesians, the very same command Our Lord announces to all. It catches the Pharisees off guard as they try to trick Him, but we all know you cannot fool God. You'll note, from that time on they didn't question Christ again until, of course, He had been arrested and thrust into a Kangaroo court, so to speak. At all times He edified the kind of love we must extend to all, including our enemy in praying for their eternal salvation. God's Love Conquers All for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

We began bringing you these revelations to St. Bridget of Sweden exactly one year ago on her feast day and ever since readers can see clearer than ever the mind of God and what we need to do to not only assure our own salvation, but win souls for Him in sharing Heaven. In the Seventeenth Chapter of Book Three, This chapter deals with the Blessed Virgin Mary's words to her daughter St. Bridget of Sweden, which highlight and praise the life and order of St. Dominic, and illustrate how he turned to the Virgin at the hour of his death. She also conveys how, in modern times, few of his friars live by the sign of Christ's passion given them by Dominic, but many of them live by the mark of incision given them by the devil as we see in Book 3, Chapter 16: Live by the rule or rue it..

   The Feast of the the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an occasion to bring you inspiration from the venerated Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger for, sadly, too many are unaware of the tremendous power of the heavenly weapon bestowed on St. Dominic Gusman for the specific purpose of putting down heresies. Since that time the Rosary has proven to be the ultimate artillery to turn back the enemy from Lepanto to Viena to countless other examples, a few of which Abbe Gueranger treats in his short essay on the Feast of the Holy Rosary which still in his time was celebrated on the First Sunday of October, but in 1913 His Holiness Pope St. Pius X set the Double of the Second Class feast for October 7, the date of the victory at Lepanto and superseding the previous feast of Our Lady of Victory as established by His Holiness Pope St. Pius V. Gueranger shows how the Church in her wisdom has mapped out the liturgical year in such perfect fashion which he explained his his marvelous fifteen volume masterpiece The Liturgical Year in Volume 14, pages 295-300 which we bring you here in The Lasting Magnificence, Grace, and Power of the Holy Rosary.

While we may realize that we can have no false gods other than the Holy Trinity -- three Persons in One God -- we may not realize that there are many ways to sin against the First Commandment and most of them are most grievous. Such sins often are sins agains the faith such as infidelity, apostasy, heresy and indifferentism or lukewarmness. Then there are sins against religion that encompass everything from witchcraft to sacrilege to idolatry which can come in many forms and which the devil so deviously inserts in our path that we must be aware 7-24 to avoid the pitfalls the evil one lays out before us dressed in such a tantalizing way. Beware. For one needs to be aware of how we can commit sins against Faith, Hope and Charity that can be devastating to our chances of gaining eternal life if we are not fully repentant with an amendment to change our ways. Once one begins to fall, it is hard to stop the plunge and that is why it is so important to either stay away from the ledge or equip one's spiritual life with a strong harness to pull ourselves away from the abyss. In all things avoidance and abstinence are the best course to follow for the safety of our souls and to always remember, Christ's words in St. Matthew 12: 30, "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters" This is reinforced in the second of two steps on the The First Commandment

Today begins a five-day assembly of traditional Catholics at Mt. St. Michael's in Spokane for the Annual Fatima Conference with a plethora of speakers gathering to convey the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church and how the by following the guidance of the Mother of God she will always bring us closer to her divine Son. We are pleased to know that Mario Derksen will be a featured speaker. As mentioned in our last four editions, Mario was the first published contributing writer here at The DailyCatholic who broached the subject of sedevacantism dating back to his first article he wrote in January 2002. He will be speaking on a subject he researched and analyzed for nearly four years before releasing his findings early this year with his treatise on the Thuc Bishops

John Gregory provides a contrast on the true St. Francis and the St. Francis the Vatican II church would like you to believe, the one where everyone loves everyone and live and let live. Not! While the apparatchiks of the counterfeit church of conciliarism whitewash the devastation that has visited the Church over the past fifty years, the evidence begs to shout the truth and all we need do is see the heresy spewed by Ratzinger and his predecessors and then read the real purpose behind the Seraphic Father's desire to convert the infidels and it had nothing to do with syncretism or ecumenism, but rather a necessity to convert to the Faith, the only Faith and St. Francis was willing to walk through the fire to win souls; something infidels would never do, nor would apostates. How do we know Modernist Rome is the apostate? We have St. Francis' own prophesies that confirm exactly what is being carried out today for we are indeed in that time foretold by Heaven and all the true prophets. John reminds us of what the holy Look to St. Francis for Answers

Editor Michael Cain weighs in with the third of a three part set, this week focusing on the Traditional Catholic movement. It is time to get down to the business of a Synod of Bishops. It is time for our shepherds to put away their differences and come together for the sake of the salvation of souls and to perpetuate the holy Faith. This is not a new idea and this urging does not come from us. No, it comes from a saintly Pope who insisted that the consecrated bishops unite and not to do so only causes further division and fuel for the evil one. Just as not to oppose evil is evil itself, so also to not encourage unity is akin to failing God and going against the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. We are not fiefdoms or tribes, but True Catholics devoted to the truths and traditions handed down and which we must preserve and protect, even if it means prodding and poking the bishops to get their act together. Remember it was the laity in 1271 who basically locked the clergy in a room so that they had no choice but to reach a consensus. They had an advantage that our current crop of true bishops also have and that is the very same charge and charism the original Twelve Apostles had and in that they have the guidance and protection of the Holy Ghost. To reject such is akin to abandonment and despair for their flocks. Cain not only gets to the point, but publishes a tongue-in-cheek satire sent by John Pontrello to illustrate why we need to Unite each and every Traditional Parish and Pray or Perish as Prey.

Even though the feast is celebrated only with a commemoration this year, we should celebrate our Guardian Angels for they are there to help us in everything we do. That includes when you can't physically get to Holy Mass, such as for those who cannot attend Holy Mass on a daily basis, or even on Sundays because quite possibly a Traditional Latin Mass is not in reasonable driving distance. You can always send your Angel to the Holy Sacrifice on your behalf in order to join the untold choirs of Angels adoring Christ come down upon the altar. See the Prayer to Send Your Angel to Mass

To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. For the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost we have first St. Paul's epistle to the Ephesians in which he expands on a measure that cannot be measured, the breadth and width and length and depth of Christ's Love, true Charity for man. In the Gospel recorded by St. Luke, Our Lord provides the parable of the wedding feast to show that whomever exalts himself shall be humbled and he who humbles himself before God, shall be exalted. The Last shall be First for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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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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