This month of December is a time for preparing for the coming of our Lord and Savior. The Church, in her wisdom, provides the season of Advent to do just that through our penances and daily sacrifices in atoning for our own sins but also the sins of others. We do this with our daily Rosaries of the Blessed Virgin Mary wherein we honor her and Heaven's special weapon sent to St. Dominic to fight heresy. If ever this weapon needs to be put to use it is in these very trying times we all find ourselves in for with the Rosary nothing can defeat us. Pray as many Rosaries as your state in life will permit, realizing that with each Ave it is part of a grace-filled bouquet most pleasing to Mary's heavenly Father, her divine Son and her divine Spouse the Holy Ghost. If she's happy, you can be assured They're happy and that will make us happy, especially when Divine Love comes on Christmas and the joyous time of Christmastide. It's a matter of logic and love. Every moment of the day when we have time, pray a short ejaculation such as "Jesus meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Thine" and, even though November is in the rearview mirror, never forget the poor souls for we one day may very well be numbered among those in Purgatory and wouldn't we want those in the Church Militant to pray for those in the Church Suffering?
Call upon Christ and His Saints in the Church Triumphant, specifically His Most Blessed Mother and our heavenly mother to guard and guide us and give us strength to persevere and learn from the trials and tribulations we face each and every day in our dry martrydom that we do not slip and choose the easier path that leads to worldly acceptance and God's disapproval. Let us ask Mary to bring us safely to her divine Son, before His altar where we can receive Him Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity that we may grow in sanctifying grace to help us better focus on our mission as members of the Church Militant to apply our prayers, penances, sacrifices and self-mortifications for the conversion of those who are chained to the Novus Ordo, that they will realize the true Bread of Life is only confected in the Traditional Latin Mass, and let us continue to pray daily the Leonine Prayer said at the end of every Latin Low Mass:
Let us pray. O God, our refuge and our strength, look down in mercy on Thy people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary Mother of God, of St. Joseph her spouse, of Thy blessed apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the freedom and exaltation of our Holy Mother Church. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Clip and put in your missal or on your mirror to say 15 times a day.
We have been promoting the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in everyone's home as Fr. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS.CC promoted. Now, as we see the prophesies of Sacred Scripture playing out in our time, especially with the election of a sixth antipope which should tell us how, more than ever, we all need to intensify our prayer life. What better way for those who cannot be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament because of the shortage of chapels where the True Presence resides, than to be encouraged to watch with Christ before a picture or statue of the Sacred Heart and spend one hour with him in a nightly Holy Hour in one's own home with one's own family. Many of us might feel we don't have one hour a day or week to devote to prayer with our busy life because things are so hectic. Yet, think about all the excuses we might give. Could it be things are hectic because we don't take the time to pray? Do we take our Lord's words seriously when He asked in St. Mark 14: 27, "Couldst thou not watch one hour?"
For those who truly want to delve deeper into what the Faith teaches and what past Sovereign Pontiffs have decreed and why what we are faced with today is undeniable evidence of the Great Apostasy foretold by Our Lady at La Salette and St. Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-11 and 2 Timothy 4: 3-5, we recommend the following documentation from true reliable Popes, supported by the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. Knowing this will enable you to truly KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH:
Herein you'll find an overview of the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church, consisting of Divine Revelation in Sacred Scripture, all the major ecumenical councils, the Baltimore Catechism, the catechetical teachings of Trent, papal proclamations, and St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica.
No study is complete without Divine Revelation of the Word of God contained in the Sacred Scripture of the Old and New Testaments and passed down through Tradition with the Latin Vulgate and translated to the Douay-Rheims edition which is the most loyal to those traditions. Therefore, we provide the full Bible available on line.
Many were weaned on the Baltimore Catechism
which were the truths put simply and concretely in black and white. Those reared on this Catechism know their Faith and, when all else fails, we strongly urge you to return to the roots of what the Roman Catholic Church teaches without ambiguity - without relativism - without pouring through 800 pages from cover to cover.
These are short profiles of the approved thirty consecrated men who have officially been declared by Holy Mother Church with the august honor of Doctor of the Church, ranging from Saint Athanasius in the 4th century to Saint Alphonsus Liguouri in the 18th century. All Doctors of the Church were ordained priests, many bishops, a few cardinals and two Popes.
These are compiled proclamations by Sovereign Pontiffs from before the Council of Trent through Vatican II. In includes the landmark documents Unam Sanctam, Quo Primum, Pascendi Dominici Gregis,
the Oath Against Modernism, and Mortalium Animos
to name only a few.
In our effort to illustrate how Catholicism has been so protestantized and the truth kept from the faithful, we present the entire Ottaviani Intervention
, a lengthy and critical letter respectfully submitted to Pope Paul VI by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani and Cardinal Antonio Bacci in an effort to stave off the revolution and uphold the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church.
There is truly meaning in the ceremonies of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and each action of the priest as the alter Christus
at the Altar signifies a re-enactment of an action by or to Christ, showing the wisdom Holy Mother Church exhibited in providing the perfect vehicle for worship.
We present the entire book on-line. This picks up where the Ottaviani Intervention
left off and the late author Father James F. Wathen, O.S.J. personally granted permission to publish this work, first published by Tan Books in 1972. We urge you to read it because everything he wrote nearly 40 years ago is backed by the solid depositum fidei
- the Sacred Deposit of the Faith and still holds true.
A seven-part treatise and critique of the Pontifical Biblical Commission's document The Hebrew People and its Holy Scriptures in the Christian Bible.
This is a comprehensive response by Atila Sinke Guimarães, translated by Dr. Marian Therese Horvat, to a document that proposes changes in doctrines and new anathemas.
Available on audio at Traditional Catholic Sermons are the excellent arguments on Sedevacantism by His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas of the Congregation for Mary Immaculate Queen, presented and documented during the 2006 Fatima Conference.
Also available are his arguments in print:
Those wishing to order the entire Conference encompassing 17 CD's, they are available for $5. each plus shipping and handling, or $65. (which includes the Debate on Sedevacantism above) plus shipping and handling, by sending a check or M.O. To MIQ Center, 8500 N. St. Michael's Road, Spokane, WA 99217-9765 or call 509-467-1077. For a list of talks, see 2006 Fatima Conference. You may order on-line via MIQ Center.