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Fasting should fast become us

Sermon on the penance and fasting during Lent

Fr. Gerard McKee, CMRI


   On the day after the 150th Anniversary of the first Apparition at Lourdes, we bring you Father Gerard McKee's sermon for the First Sunday of Lent, in which he emphasizes that we should emulate our Lord in His fasting and extend to all the sense of joy in our fasting, not long faces but an exhilaration that we can participate in His Passion through penance. It is penance that enables us to share His suffering so that we can share in His glory. Fasting is not necessarily only abstaining from certain delights of the palate but guarding the mouth from not only what goes in but what comes out. Charity is the gatekeeper of the lips and heart and in this time of virtual sackcloth and ashes, the more we suppress our curiosity for the things of this world, the more we will be ready for a world of graces and blessings from above. Our Lady confirmed that at Lourdes. Several Doctors of the Church and holy saints affirm this as well, and, no matter the fasting laws, we need to realize fasting begins in the heart and exercising the muscles of self-denial through penance will tone us into saints sooner than later if we stay the course.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   Everyone over 21 and 59 years of age is bound to observe the law of fast. The days of fast are all the days in Lent, all days of partial abstinence except Sundays. On days of fast only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to each one's need, but together they should not equal another full meal. Meat may be taken at the principal meal on a day of fast except on days of complete abstinence. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, consult your parish priest or confessor.

    (Adopted by the heirarchy of the United States, November 1958)

  Everyone over 7 years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. Complete abstinence is to be observed on Fridays, Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday and the Vigils of the Immaculate Conception (December 7) and Christmas (December 24). On days of complete abstinence, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may not be used at all. Partial abstinence is to be observed on Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays and the vigil of Pentecost (Saturday before). On days of partial abstinence, which are not complete abstinence days or Sundays, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may be taken only once a day at the principal meal.


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Anniversary of the Election of a saintly Pope on whose watch the Eastern Schism began

   Today is the 959th anniversary of the election of Pope Saint Leo IX as the 152nd successor of Peter who entered the eternal city barefoot as sign of his humility. Humble though he was, he could not allow the abuse and disrespect visited upon the Latin Church by the Eastern Patriarch Michael Cerularius whom St. Leo was forced to excommunicate in January 1054, thus beginning the long split between East and West that is muddied even moreso today thanks to the apostasy of the counterfeit church of conciliarism that is conceding what good Pope St. Leo IX would never do. St. Leo ruled for eight years, passing to his heavenly reward on April 19, 1054, many believe from a broken heart over the East's rejection of Rome. How much more would his heart be rent asunder were he alive today to see how Christ's beloved Mystical Body has been so bruised, battered, scourged and crucified, nailed to the cross by the nails of Modernism, Universal Salvation and Humanism by those posing in the very same garments once worn by this holy Sovereign Pontiff who ascended the throne on this day in 1049.





by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
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Southern California

SANTA CLARITA
Queen of Angels
24244 Newhall Ave
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
SUNDAYS: 8 & 11 a.m., 5 p.m.
WEEKDAYS: 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m
First Friday Mass: 7:00 p.m.
Confessions & Rosary 30 minutes before Masses
Queen of Angels Parish
call Fr. Dominic Radecki CMRI (661) 255-9849

FONTANA
Our Lady of Lourdes
16010 Boyle Ave
Fontana, CA 92337
SUNDAYS: Confessions & Rosary 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. Holy Mass
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
call (909) 829-0997

SAN DIEGO
Our Lady of Fatima
3000 Old Town Ave
SUNDAYS: Confessions & Rosary: 8:30 a.m.
9 a.m. Holy Mass
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
call Mr. Torben Bruck
(619) 244-8766



Nebraska

OMAHA
Mary Immaculate Church
7745 Military Ave
Omaha, NE 68134
SUNDAYS: 8 & 10 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 7 a.m.
Wednesday: 11:15 a.m.
Friday: 6 p.m. followed by Benediction
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Confessions before Friday & Sunday Masses; after Sat. Mass
Mary Immaculate
call Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI (402) 571-4404

Washington

SPOKANE
Mount St. Michael
8500 N. St. Michael's Rd.
Spokane, WA 99217
SUNDAYS: 8 & 10:30 a.m., 12:30 (Rectory) & 5 p.m.
WEEKDAYS: 6:40 & 11:40 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m
First Friday Mass: add 6:00 p.m.
Confessions & Rosary before Masses; 6-7 p.m. Saturdays;
Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. Holy Hour
Mount Saint Michael Parish
call Parish/School office (509) 467-0986 Ext. 100

Our Lady of Guadalupe
3914 N. Lidgerwood
Spokane, WA 99207
SUNDAYS: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 8 a.m.
Friday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m
Confessions before Masses;
4-4:30 p.m. Saturdays;
Our Lady of Guadalupe
follow on "MASS CAM"
call Fr. Kevin Vaillancourt (509) 489-6602

TACOMA
St. Mary's
757 138th St. S.
Tacoma, WA 98444
SUNDAYS: 8 & 10:30 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 11:30 a.m.
Friday: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m
Confessions: Half-hour before Weekend Masses
Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. Holy Hour
St. Mary's Parish
call Fr. John Trough (253) 535-9477

Idaho

RATHDRUM
Mary Immaculate Queen
15384 N. Church Rd.
Rathdrum, ID 83858
SUNDAYS: 7 & 9 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before weekend Masses; 7-7:30 p.m. Saturdays
Mary Immaculate Queen
call Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI (208) 687-0290

Ontario
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LONDON
Our Lady of Victory
1715 Dundas St. E.
London, ON N5W 3E1
Canada
SUNDAYS: 8 a.m.
Saturday: 6:30 p.m.
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Our Lady of Victory Church
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or call (734) 729-8228

Arizona

PHOENIX
Queen of the Holy Rosary
2533 W. Myrtle Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051
SUNDAYS: 9 a.m.
Tues-Sat: 11:15 a.m.
Rosary 8:30 a.m. Sundays
Confessions before Mass
Queen of the Holy Rosary
call Fr. Ephrem Cordova, CMRI (602) 244-8765

TUCSON
Queen of the Holy Rosary
Windmill Suites
4250 N. Campbell Ave
Tuscon, Arizona 85718
SUNDAYS: 5 p.m.
Rosary & Confessions before Mass
Queen of the Holy Rosary
call (520) 743-2305

Colorado

DENVER
Our Lady of the Snow Parish
3001 So. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO
SUNDAYS: 9 a.m.
Confessions before Mass
Our Lady of the Snow
call Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI (402) 571-4404
or call (303) 995-0906 or (303) 280-0194

OLATHE
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
59350 Carnation Rd.
Olathe, CO 81425
SUNDAYS: 8 & 10 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 8 a.m.
Wednesday: Holy Hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by Benediction
Confessions before Sunday Mass and during Holy Hour
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
call (402) 571-4404 or(970) 323-8600

BURLINGTON
Immaculate Conception Church
228 11th St.
Burlington, CO 80807
SUNDAYS: 8 a.m.
Confessions before Mass
Immaculate Conception
call (719) 346-0379

COLORADO SPRINGS
Our Lady Help of Christians Mission
Colorado Springs, CO
SUNDAYS: 1 p.m.
Confessions before Mass
Our Lady Help of Christians
call (719) 205-1434

GRAND JUNCTION*
St. John Vianney Chapel
3424 Kerns, Clifton, CO 81520
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Confessions before Mass
St. John Vianney Chapel
call (970) 434-2213

Minnesota

ST. CLOUD
Immaculate Conception Church
313 28th Avenue N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
SUNDAYS: 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 8 a.m.
Friday: 6 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before weekend Masses
Immaculate Conception
call Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI (320) 251-3461

Michigan

DETROIT*
St. Joseph's Church
3521 4th St.
Wayne, MI 48184
SUNDAYS: 7:30, 9:30 & 11:45 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 7 a.m. or 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before Masses
St. Joseph's Church
call Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI (734) 729-8228

GRAND RAPIDS*
Most Holy Rosary
314 E. Main St.
Middleville, MI 49333
SUNDAYS: 3:30 p.m.
Confessions before Mass
Most Holy Rosary Parish
call Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI (269) 795-9030

SAGINAW*
St. Dominic Savio
7095 Kochville Rd.
Freeland, MI 48603
SUNDAYS: 9:30 a.m.
Confessions before Mass
St. Dominic Savio Chapel
call Fr. Daniel Ahern (989) 692-0029

Ohio

CINCINNATI*
St. Gertrude the Great
4900 Rialto Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
SUNDAYS: 7:30, 9 (High Mass), 11:30 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.
WEEKDAYS: 11:25 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before Fri & Sat a.m. Masses
St. Gertrude the Great
call Bishop Daniel Dolan (513)645-4212


COLUMBUS
St. Clare Parish
24 E. Norwich
Columbus, OH 43201
SUNDAYS: 9:30 a.m.
Confessions before Sunday Mass
St. Clare Parish
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AKRON
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
450 Dennison Ave
Akron, Ohio 44312
SUNDAYS: 9:15 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 9 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 p.m
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Confessions before Sunday & Wednesday Masses
Sacred Heart of Jesus
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SULPHUR SPRINGS
Our Mother of Perpetual Help
4953 South Street / Annapolis DeKalb Rd.
Sulphur Springs, Ohio 44881
SUNDAYS: 1 p.m.
Monday: 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m
First Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before Masses
Our Mother of Perpetual Help
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WHEELERSBURG
Most Holy Trinity Parish
Wheelersburg, Ohio 45694
SUNDAYS: 4 p.m. (2nd and 4th Sundays)
Confessions before Mass
Most Holy Trinity Parish
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Connecticut

MONROE
Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel
15 Pepper St.
Monroe, CT 06468
SUNDAYS: 10 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 7 a.m.
Friday 10:45 a.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.
Confessions after Sunday Mass
Our Lady of the Rosary
call Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. (203) 261-8290

Massachusetts

BOSTON*
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mission
400 Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
SUNDAYS: 4 p.m. (2nd and 4th)
Confessions before Mass
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission
call (617) 913-1483
for Mass in Lewiston, Maine on same Sundays, call (207) 786-4018

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The agony that enshrouded souls half a millenium ago has intensified as the Mystical Body of Christ nears its own crucifixion. The steps of this journey to Golgotha are similar to our Lord's in so many ways, including the fact that few stood with Him to the end.

Resurrecting a series that first appeared on these pages six years ago, editor Michael Cain begins a five-part essay on equating the Sorrowful Mysteries of Christ's Passion and Death to the journey of the Mystical Body of Christ from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Throughout the centuries the Barque of Peter has served its true purpose as the Ark of Salvation sailing the dark seas of a world in sin, grievous sin. Nearly 1500 years after Christ established His Church upon the Rock of Peter, many feared the great Barque would be capsized with the broadside attack by the H.M.S. Protestant Reformation. Yet, though her sails were torn asunder, her deck lashed by lies, her hull hammered by heretics, the Papacy's rudder stayed true, keeping the Ark afloat. For all of this our Lord wept bitterly in the Garden of Eden in realizing His Own Mystical Body would experience this same lamentation sparked by the revolt of Martin Luther because His Own chosen ones could not watch one hour with Him. With this landmark era of the sixteenth century, the Mystical Body of Christ was entering her own Passion when churches would be ransacked and stripped barren in iconoclastic furor, when clerics and religious would be hunted and harrassed, even persecuted for standing with Christ, praying with and to Him in one of holy Mother Church's darkest hours. Cain explains in the analogy of the Agony in the Garden: The Deafening Silence of the Lambs Continues



In studying the "Age of Mary" do we really comprehend what Heaven has conveyed? More importantly are we willing to admit it takes sincere humility to be strong enough to curb our own fallen human nature and convert a complacent conciliar community, locally and globally, who seek happiness on earth with no thought to the consequences of the hereafter?

On this 150th Anniversary of the first Apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey relates how the Lady in white has played such a significant role in his life and why every Catholic must heed her message of penance, penance, penance and to persevere when all around us ridicule and mock us. We must keep foremost her message to St. Bernadette Soubirous that we are not in this world to be happy here, but to be happy in the next. That is the basic tenet of the Catholic Catechism and all of the Blessed Mother's approved apparitions are in total alignment with Catholic truth. Tom shows why penance is so necessary to make reparation for our own sins and that of others in expiation for what our sins did to Christ. This is especially vital in these times and during this Lent when God is so forsaken by so many. It is paramount that we pass this message on to our offspring and future generations in keeping the torch of the True Faith alive and so that all generations will call Mary blessed. While the modern church - the counterfeit church of conciliarism - speaks of reconciliation with those who are enemies of Christ by compromising what Christ commanded: conversion, we must reconcile first and foremost with God and do all in our power to perpetuate the Faith and keep foremost in our minds, hearts and souls the Four Last Things so that we can be happy with Him in the next. Our Lady laid that blueprint out so clearly at Lourdes as Tom points out in his special article for the 150th anniversary with Our Lady's own words "Penance! Penance! Penance! Pray to God for Sinners"


When the world is throwing mud at our Lord and our Lady with outrages, blasphemies and sacrileges against the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts and the holy Faith, we can see how Heaven used real mud to effect countless miracles.

Gabriel Garnica weighs in with an interesting take on the lesson we can learn from Lourdes to heal us of our complacency. To the world we can faithfully say "here's mud in your eye" for it was through the holy obedience of a simple peasant girl seemingly making a fool of herself in full view of others who mocked and derided her, that God permitted faith to triumph and since that time in 1858, it has been one miracle after another. Quite a track record for someone so foolish that she listened to Heaven rather than the townsfolk. When the New Order False church is afraid of its own shadow and kowtows to whatever in order to gain human respect at the expense of God's respect, we'd be fools to follow the false shepherds of conciliarism. That's a lesson many should learn if they want to be fools for Christ. If not, they could end up as fools to Christ Who will say, "Depart from Me for I know ye not." Gabriel shares this insight in his piece for the 150th Anniversary of the Apparitions, Lourdes Teaches Us To Be Fools For Christ!


Isn't it time to return to roughing it in prayer, penance, self-mortification and reparation in throwing ourselves into the ruggedness of Lent, the kind of Lenten observance our forefathers lived, the kind that built up sturdy souls to deal with the devil? The problem is we've grown soft and pliable for satan's whims.

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season. For the First Sunday of Lent we provide his brilliant reflections in two places; one is at the beginning for the Proper of today's Mass at Reflections for the First Sunday of Lent, and the second is an explanation on the history of the Lenten Season. When we see how harsh the discipline was in earlier times we can see why satan has been able to creep in for we have not conditioned our bodies, minds and souls as Christ teaches. Rather we have become soft and vulnerable for satan's wiles. Let us all use this Lenten Season to pump up our spiritual lives by disciplining our temporal senses so that we can stand with Christ on Easter Sunday confident that we have strengthened ourselves in this veil of tears. 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. 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. The History of Lent


No one is immune to satan's wiles, but the way so many brush him off as if he couldn't harm them, make it all the more likely of leaving the welcome mat out for lucifer's legions.

Editor Michael Cain takes the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today for the first Sunday of Lent is taken from today's Gospel from St. Matthew 4: 10 for our Lord's command to the fallen angel: Vade, Satana! which is the Latin for "Begone, Satan!" pronounced demonstrably by our Lord to the prince of darkness in dispatching the evil one. Why do we think we're immune to the devil if Christ would subject Himself to His adversary? Cain explains in Give the devil a devil of a time!


The Church has many reasons why she is the only True Church. One of them is because she does not trust in man's interpretation of holy Scripture but rather relies on the inspiration of the Holy Ghost to discern the Word, the meaning of which cannot change or be interpreted but discerned for all by the infallible perennial Magisterium of the Church for all time.

Beginning this week in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, John Gregory has compiled the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock that is found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. The problem is the typeface is so small that many cannot read the gems contained in these commentaries and miss out on discernments listed by the Fathers and Doctors of the Church as well as many saints and theologians. Now, thanks to John's efforts, we can provide readers with those words republished here in larger type and immediately each respective verse to aid the contemplation of our readers. Today for the First Sunday of Lent we can see the sage discernment of the Epistle as provided by such august luminaries as Sts. John Chrysostom, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas including a reference to Pope Pius VI who wrote a special letter to the Irish warning them of interpreting by themselves whatever they read in holy Scripture. This is, of course, Protestant and leaves the door open for countless different interpretations which can twist any verse to be whatever they want it to be at the expense of the true meaning discerned through the Holy Ghost by the Magisterium of the Church for all time for the Word of God does not and cannot change or mean something different. Thus we present the Haydock Commentary for the First Sunday of Lent: No one is immune from the devil's temptations


Proof that you have the true Popes solidly anathematizing what the conciliar false popes have postured in peddling pagan, Hegelian, Modernistic ideas well documented in their offences and well documented in their condemnation well before by true Vicars of Christ.

In a follow-up to his article this past Thursday An Act That Speaks For Itself, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey opines that it is truly unconscionable that there are actually some traditional Catholics trying to spin a rationalization for Ratzinger/Benedict's apostasy. In case anyone would bite on such poison, Tom provides more proof of the abandonment of Catholicity in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, and the very fact Ratzinger's apologists have no answer as to why the rot continues by men he enabled and empowered. That makes it all the more baffling to anyone with an ounce of common sense and moral decency; something gravely and sorely lacking in the lackeys posing as "catholic" "prelates". How dumb and dumbed-down do conciliar catholics have to be, and certain traditional wags in their own blind, prideful stubbornness today not to see the contradictions against the Faith and exactly the "machination of error" that St. Paul preaches in Ephesians about keeping souls safe from being cast by "every wind of doctrine" and the "wickedness of men"? Tom hammers home a point his readers have long been familiar with from Pope Leo XIII's Satis Cognitum on proof that Bene and his Boys "cannot be considered Catholic or call themselves one because, as St. Augustine, affirmed "if any one holds to one single one of these (errors), he is not a Catholic." Tom explains again and again in his article, the title of which should tell you all you need to know: No Lessons Learned After Forty Years of Appeasement and Apostasy


The last shall be first and so it was with Saint Cyril of Alexandria who, once deposed, was invited to represent a Pope at the Council of Ephesus

Today is the Double Feast of Saint Cyril of Alexandria, the holy Bishop and Doctor of Egypt with his See in Alexandria. Saint Cyril was considered the "Defender of Theotokos" - the dogma of Mary as Mother of God. As many bishops in the early centuries, he was used and duped by the Arian prelates, but the Holy Ghost won out and rather than caving to the heretics, this Doctor became one of holy Mother Church's staunchest defenders and presided over the Third Ecumenical Council - the Council of Ephesus. He stood tall when all about him were caving to heresy, mainly because of his sincere unyielding devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, honoring her as Christ asks us to honor His Mother. Like the Prodigal Son, he repented of having taken part in the persecution of St. John Chrysostom and made amends, joining the voice of the golden voice in condemning Arianism and Nestorianism. In fact, as the Patriarch of Alexandria he effectively squashed the Nestorian heresies. Saint Cyril was made a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII in 1883 when His Holiness also extended his feast to the universal Church. This holy Doctor of the Church is remembered for all time as the Defender of Theotokos


The political landscape grows bleaker by the day. Another reason why you cannot put your trust in any man not willing to abide fully with God's holy Will.

The announcement that John McCain's closest rival, multimillionaire Mitt Romney, has suspended his campaign for President has left the political landscape barren of any pro-life hope. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, a political science expert, weighs in with a warning to not be fooled by those posturing that McCain is pro-life or would appoint pro-life judges to the Supreme Court. Just as he evidenced yesterday that Ratzinger has shown clearly that he will not change while trying to dupe several into thinking otherwise and thus stringing them out until they realize it's not a string but a rope around their own necks, so also McCain and his good ol' boys network of cohorts are trolling the idea that McCain is pro-life. Another lie from a group who live by the lie. It is true that McCain is "more pro life" than Hillary or Osama Obama, but that's still choosing the lesser of evils and that is not justified when it comes to rendering to God the things that are God's for unjust laws are no laws at all and we have a moral responsibility to reject and not follow such laws as the holy Doctor and St. Robert Cardinal Bellarmine strongly asserted. It all comes down to the very fact that there is nothing to give Caesar, but to encourage others to cast a vote for the only One Who must and should be head of us temporally and spiritually: Christ as our Sovereign King and Mary as our Immaculate Queen. Tom exposes the fallacies of Robert Dole's defense of McCain in his article Clueless Then, Clueless Now


Are we willing to watch with Him or will we opt for the comforts of sleep? This Lent is the opportunity to practice self-mortification.

On the next five Fridays during Lent we will be bringing you John Gregory's comprehensive meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary first run on these pages two years ago. The Sixth Mystery, first of the Sorrowful, begins at the Mount of Olivet - the grueling trek to Calvary. There in the Garden our Lord was alone for even His Apostles could not watch one hour with Him. How lonely it must have been, how harrowing the agony to see our sins and transgressions. How can we ease His suffering? By resolving not to place ourselves in the occasions of sin; by being part of the hope and light that sustained Him and encouraged Him to continue His course for He was a man, like us in every way, save for sin. Why, oh, why do we persist in offending the Son of God? And yet, while we still expect God to do so much for us, are we willing to spend even an hour a day with Him and for Him? Thoughts to meditate on as John brings us The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden


Black Tuesday or the Shrove Tuesday Massacre of the Motu it could be called. But the best term to call Ratzinger's latest charade is what St. Paul calls it: anathema sit!

While compromised traditional writers, trying to justify the SSPX's concessions and command to be open to Fr. Ratzinger's overtures that have all the earmarks of a fox in a henhouse, twist themselves into contortions to explain that what they used to expose as "grave error" and even heretical actions when he was a "cardinal" are now hands off that he has become "pope" in their eyes. Well, the proof is in the pudding as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey lays out in proving what many have already foretold, that Ratzinger is a heretic with no intention of bringing the conciliar church back into the graces of the True Church (as if he had the authority to do so!) Meanwhile he keeps traditional tabloid puppets on the string as they nod like bobbleheads that, "no, no, that can't be heresy!" Well, that's what Christ, His Apostle of the Gentiles, scores of saints and previous true Pontiffs have nailed it as: heresy for, as Tom often points out what Pope Leo XIII wrote, and to paraphrase here: if one were to injest just a little poison, it would still infect the whole body. Well, Ratzinger has fed us gallons of poison and the latest potion is too much for any Catholic to accept: BeneRatz has officially caved to the pressures of political correctness and Talmudic tolerance. Enough is enough. No more apologies for this robber baron, please. He is an apostate whom all must reject vigorously and demand all the false potentates to leave their lodges so true bishops can drive the devils out and reconsecrate these buildings back into true houses of the Lord: true Catholic churches again. It's a fact that Modern Rome has admitted publicly no less that they no longer have power to exorcise...hmm, wonder why? not! It takes true priests and bishops to combat the devil and only after long and dedicated prayer in union with God's will and strengthened with sacramental grace can they even attempt to battle the beast. And speaking of the beast, he is firmly rooted in Rome and the ADL as Tom illustrates in his latest article, An Act That Speaks For Itself



To be balanced and steady, we need the fulcrum of many Lazaruses to support the few Marys and Marthas determined to fulfill our Lord's command to convert souls to the True and Only Faith

For Ash Wednesday Cyndi Cain provides an article asking if we are all doing our part as our states in life permit in fulfilling God's holy Will and doing all we can to assist His Church - the catacomb Church where His truths and sacraments live on with nary one concession to the counterfeit church of conciliarism in any shape, fashion or form. She compares the balance that is necessary for the Church Militant in assisting others and extending the greatest charity to all - loving them so much we want our neighbor to convert to the true Faith so they may enjoy a heavenly reward, available only through membership in the true holy Catholic Church outside of which there is no salvation. To reach souls we need more priests. Prayer for vocations helps that cause, but it costs to operate seminaries, chapels, parishes, missions and ministries that are dedicated to reaching souls as a labor of love in His vineyard. Though many are called, few are chosen and that holds true with those struggling to spread the truth. Were it not for those "Marys" praying constantly for these ministries, they'd all close down. Were it not for the "Lazaruses" out there to provide the means for the "Marys" to pray and the tools, technology and treasures for the "Marthas" to actively work for the salvation of souls, all would shut down. But there are fewer and fewer Lazaruses to support the Marthas and Marys. Without them, souls are lost, the faithful grow disheartened and selfish. Is that what is happening? We hope not as Cyndi reminds all of our mandate to tithe to the Church. Since the Church is now a remnant, where are those Lazaruses to help? There should be more of them and yet charity grows cold. Cyndi discerns further in the next lesson on the virtue of charity, The Necessary Martha and Mary Balance Needs the Fulcrum of Lazarus


Ashes are not only a reminder of our vulnerable humanity, but an outward sign that we are willing to don the spiritual armor necessary to fend off the weapons of the world.

Ash Wednesday is here as we continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on this Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season. Abbe Gueranger reminds us that this world is so strong, so vile and violent as to pierce souls that we need our armor to protect us. Recalling the Apostle Paul's words in Ephesians, chapter six, the Abbot cautions us to not let down our guard. He then explains why in her wisdom holy Mother Church understands this and to protect us internally and externally, commands fasting during this time to condition our body and soul for the onslaughts we will encounter. The closer we grow to God, the fiercer the opposition from His adversary in all forms and shapes. By remaining in the state of sanctifying grace and by practicing self-denial we will not become soft or lazy but ever be vigilant, realizing all too well that life on this planet is fleeting and that to place more emphasis on our temporal welfare than our spiritual spells disaster. Throughout this season the venerable Abbot will aid us in our journey toward holy perfection during Lent as he alerts us to be on our guard in his Reflections for Ash Wednesday


Though the ashes on our foreheads may wash away in a day or so, the impact should remain with us throughout Lent as a cloak of humility.

With the Lenten Season here, we resurrect our series which editor Michael Cain provided last year during Lent in summing up the message of the Daily Proper of the Mass. He has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word," if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The Verbumquo for today is "cineres", the Latin word for "ashes" which we receive on this Ash Wednesday as an outward sign that we are marked by the sign of Christ and willing to put on the cloak of humility. This is illustrated in Fire up your fervor


While many this day eat, drink and make merry in this world, they forget that tomorrow they will have to pay for their transgressions against God. There is no free lunch.

We have arrived at Shrove Tuesday, the portal to Ash Wednesday as we continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season. Abbe Gueranger reminds us that this world is our Babylon in exile. He goes on to say, "This world is everywhere, and holds a secret league within our very hearts. Sin has brought it into this exterior world created by God for Himself, and has given it prominence. Now, we must conquer it, and trample upon it, or we shall perish with it. There is no being neutral; we must be its enemies, or its slaves. During these three days, its triumphs are fearful; and thousands of those who, at their Baptism, swore eternal enmity to it, are enrolling themselves its votaries." The temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, never more prevalent today than in this time leading up to Lent, threaten to engulf us. It's not merely a matter of making merry, than repenting. We must make reparation through prayer, penance and self-denial. Throughout this season the venerable Abbot will aid us in our journey toward holy perfection during Lent as he alerts us to be on our guard in his Reflections for Shrove Tuesday


There is only one way to checkmate the Ecumaniacs and reinstate the King of kings. Declare all that has transcended since 1959 as Anathema sit!

John Gregory has convinced Professor Ralph "Brainiac" Barfmen, Ph.D. to complete his dissection of Unitatis Redintegratio in reading between the lines of the dreadful Vatican II decree on Ecumenism. Today John has coaxed the good doctor to finish up this abominable decree which, as Professor Barfmen points out, shows that those who carried out their agenda to take away the propitiatory sacrifice from the Mass were only carrying out their marching orders as set down so ambiguously in the conciliar documents. Truly even back then few realized there was definitely something "rotten in Denmark." Ah yes, the nefarious northern Europe that influenced so much of Vatican II. The professor explains further in reading between the lines after putting his digestive tract on life support, so to speak, over these last four days. Such has been the attacks of unorthodoxy against his sensus Catholicus. Today we complete John's four-part series, first published on these pages two years ago, as he entreats the Professor to decipher the treacherous chess game the conciliar church has been playing with minds and souls over these last 40 plus years, specifically with the wretching decree on Ecumenism. A Certain Type of "Movement" Part Four


Let us learn from yesterday's Gospel Lesson: Lord, that we may see and stay focused to the end.

With the Lenten Season here this week, we resurrect our series which editor Michael Cain first provided tow years ago during the Lenten season in summing up the message of the Daily Proper of the Mass. He has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word," if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO from yesterday's Mass for Quinquagesima Sunday is ut videam: the Latin preposition for "that" with the root word "to see" - videre which is found in Sunday's Gospel: "Lord, that I may see" - "Domine, ut videam." The next VerbumQUO will be on Ash Wednesday. In this issue Cain asks the reader to truly see in "Ohhhh say can you see?"


If we pass up our God-given assignments, He will choose another and it will be our loss, not God's.

We edge closer to Ash Wednesday as we continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season which began with the Time of Septuagesima leading up to the Time of Lent this week. Today we provide his reflections for Monday in the Week of Quinquagesima. The Abbot reminds us today of how obedient Abraham was, even to offering his own firstborn to the Lord. Do we have that kind of love and obedience? It is highly doubtful since Abraham, by his fiat, was given special graces. But those same graces are available to us if we but ask and decide uncompromisingly to follow the divine Will in all things. We have Abraham as a role model and so many saints who have since decreased so that God could increase in them. That is the key to sanctity, letting go and letting God. 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. Dom Gueranger explains in his Reflections for Monday in Quinquagesima Week


The Medusas of "dignity of the human person" and "dialogue" raise their ugly heads, spawning a whole new lexicon of lukewarmness and lies fostered by men who should have been concerned for souls, not world recognition.

Having redacted John Gregory's series first published here two years ago, we continue with the third installment in which John coaxes Professor Ralph "Braniac" Barfmen, Ph.D. to continue his dissection of Unitatis Redintegratio in reading between the lines of the dreadful Vatican II decree on Ecumenism. Today John has resuscitated the good doctor enough to complete Chapter Two. On this Feast of St. Blaise, we pray the craw stuck in the throat of so many good Catholics who have refused to follow the pied pipers of pantheism, will be removed so they can clear their throats to sing God's praises of His One holy Church alone and cleanse those same throats this Lent by fasting. John describes how, on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Professor Ralph "Braniac" Barfmen, Phd. was struck from his horse from the last installment's nauseating nonsense on ecumenism. Now he has duly recovered though many thought the exercise had killed him - so strong the attack of unorthodoxy against his sensus Catholicus. True to his word he will follow through what he started in further deciphering the treacherous chess game the conciliar church has been playing with minds and souls over these last 40 plus years, specifically with the wretching decree on Ecumenism. A Certain Type of "Movement" Part Three


Blinded by the glitz of the world, the flesh and the devil, the Church in her wisdom provides us a recovery time, a rehab of 50 days so that we might see and truly believe.

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season which began with the Time of Septuagesima leading up to the Time of Lent this week. Today we provide his reflections for Quinquagesima Sunday. We have left Noah behind and now take up the banner of Abraham for the world has sunk back into sin after the flood and Abraham longs to find the faith flourishing. Alas, little is it practiced for the revelers have so quickly forgotten the lessons during the time of Noah and the dire consequences. The very same confronted Abbe Gueranger in his time a century or so ago. Today it is worse, much worse as we hear of the pagan and unChristian aberrations as an annual prelude to Lent where a week is dedicated to reveling in every sin possible and, in a city known for its ribaldry during the infamous days of Mardi Gras, we can clearly see they have not learned the lesson of the flood named Katrina. Will man ever learn? The Abbot delves into those questions and the safeguards Christ's true Church provide to safely traverse those swirling waters that so threaten to engulf souls. 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. The Story of Quinquagesima


From Bishop to Rook, there are few Knights left to protect the King, let alone the Queen thanks to the strategy of the schismatics!

In bringing you his excellent four-part series on Ecumenism, John Gregory prompts Professor Ralph "Braniac" Barfmen, Ph.D. to continue his dissection of Unitatis Redintegratio in reading between the lines of the dreadful Vatican II decree on Ecumenism. Today the good doctor delves a bit further into Chapter One in exposing the underbelly of the ecumaniacs and the fact Catholicism took a holiday from Vatican II on. As difficult has that is for the professor, John and the rest of us to stomach, it is a fact that many more need to know so that the masses will demand the abrogation of all the conciliar popes have decreed and return to the sanity, sacredness and sensibility of pre-Vatican II when Catholic meant CATHOLIC and there were no such terms as "Traditional" or "Conservative" or "Progressive". In fact, as Dr. Barfmen points out, there was no such word as conciliarism. Once again he tries to get through the ecumenism decree in A Certain Type of "Movement" Part Two


Go to Mary for protection from the flood of sin, for she is Help of Christians, Refuge of Sinners, the Ark of the Covenant.

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, he completes his reflections for Sexagesima Week with his Saturday reflection which is a prayer to the Blessed Mother of God to intercede for us in the perilous journey where we look to her to guide us over the rough seas that swirl in apostasy, schism, concupiscence, and only by calling upon her - the Ark of the Covenant - can we be assured that if we follow God's will, she will aid us as Mother of Perpetual Help, Help of Christians, Refuge of Sinners, Comforter of the Afflicted, Our Lady of Good Success of which today is the historical feast of the Apparitions in Quito, Ecuador in the seventeenth century. 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. He concludes the week with his Reflections for Saturday in Sexagesima


If the those promoting universal salvation through the evil agenda of ecumenism are not willing to convert back to Catholicism, then evacuate the Ecumaniacs!

In these last few days of the Time of Septuagesima, a time practically totally forgotten by the conciliar church of ecumenism, and as a postscript to last week's Chair of Unity Octave, we bring you an enlightening eye-opening series by John Gregory first published here two years ago. John points out how up until Vatican II, the Roman Catholic Church's mission was to fulfill all that was always intended per Christ's words in Mark 16: 15-16, Matthew 28: 19-20, and John 17: 21. With this in mind, John consulted with Professor Ralph "Braniac" Barfmen, Ph.D. No, he is no relation to the Bartman of Cubs' infamy, but the savvy professor is rather a very mysterious hermit, if you will over the last 40 years or so, thanks to the corruption known as the Robber Baron Council. John has managed to entice this orthodox but unusual doctor to comment on the dreaded document that started the conciliarists on the slippery slope of Ecumenism back in 1964 with the V2 decree Unitatis Redintegratio. John provides his cogent comments on the key erroneous and non-Catholic points of this conciliar decree. Today we present Part One in commenting on the Introduction and half of Chapter One of "'Catholic' Principles on Ecumenism". He prefaces his piece by letting readers know of Dr. Barfmen's extreme gasticular sensitivities to heresy and ambiguity. A Certain Type of "Movement" Part One


We would perish in the flood of the world, the flesh and the devil were it not for the Ark of Salvation - the true Roman Catholic Church

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 Friday 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 the magnificence of the Ark of Salvation. As Noah's was made of wood, ours is made of Rock, the Rock that is the Church Christ founded. Tying in with Bishop Dolan's sermon in today's issue, we can take refuge in that Rock and know that this is our passage over the rough waters no matter the era, no matter the persecutions. The imagery of the Ark ties in as well with the vision/dream of St. John Bosco and the beacon of the Two Pillars - the Holy Eucharist and Devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart. Throughout the ages the Church has been that Ark, given to us from God as a refuge from the deluge as the venerable abbot describes in his Reflections for Friday in Sexagesima


Why is it that Ratzinger doesn't care one wit for promoting the Social Kingship of Christ? We all know the answer. How many are willing to admit that is the real question?

graphic used with permission by artist Matthew Brooks this may not be reproduced here without written permission On this First Friday of the month of February, the month of Christ's Most Sacred Passion in which His Most Sacred Heart was ultimately pierced, we bring you Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's latest article on how the counterfeit church of conciliarism, led by its chief antagonist, the died-in-the-wool Modernist one Fr. Joseph Ratzinger is doing all in his power to distance himself and the false church he herds from Catholic truth and the necessity for restoring the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ. An avowed anti-Thomist, Ratzinger has shown in the past and the present the diametrical dychotomy he favors in total opposition to true reliable Popes, which Tom cites in proving the very point as he writes: "Any baptized Catholic who rejects the Social Reign of Christ the King is part of the problem in the world today, not part of the solution. As there is no place for Christ the King in the "new theology" of Joseph Ratzinger and his conciliarist friends, who will be forever spinning their wheels as they seek to oppose various social evils without insisting upon a return of Christendom, something that they do not believe as a matter of firmly held principle is at all necessary or even an immutable part of the Deposit Faith, I believe that it is plain to see that such men are part of the problem we face today, not any part of the solution whatsoever. You are either openly for Christ the King or you are for the devil. It is that simple." That's the long and short of it as Tom illustrates in his article, No Place for Christ the King in the "New Theology"


We would perish in the flood of the world, the flesh and the devil were it not for the Ark of Salvation - the true Roman Catholic Church

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 Friday 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 the magnificence of the Ark of Salvation. As Noah's was made of wood, ours is made of Rock, the Rock that is the Church Christ founded. Tying in with Bishop Dolan's sermon in today's issue, we can take refuge in that Rock and know that this is our passage over the rough waters no matter the era, no matter the persecutions. The imagery of the Ark ties in as well with the vision/dream of St. John Bosco and the beacon of the Two Pillars - the Holy Eucharist and Devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart. Throughout the ages the Church has been that Ark, given to us from God as a refuge from the deluge as the venerable abbot describes in his Reflections for Friday in Sexagesima


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



          
      

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  • Mrs. Rita Bruegermann
    Parishioner of St. Gertrude the Great in Ohio who has cancer
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Evans
    She and close Traditional Catholic friends sustained heavy damage to their homes from the recent storms in Evening Shade, Arkansas.
  • All Soldiers of the War
    Pray for the souls of all those in combat - both friend and foe. We ask your prayers for Denise Trias' brother Douglas, a Marine Major who is being deployed to the Iraqi Border with a squad of 11 men under him. Pray for his safety and conversion. Also remember all those traditional Catholics who are serving their country.
  • All Victims of Abortion
    This includes not only the unbaptized unborn, but for the sincere repentance and reparation of those who were mislead and deceived.
  • All Perpetrators of Abortion
    This includes any who, complicitly by their consent or silence, in any way enabled these senseless murders that cry to Heaven for vengeance. Pray for their conversion and commitment to make amends whether they be mothers, fathers, doctors, nurses, judges, lawyers, politicians and ecclesiasts.
  • Salvatore Guadagna
    a staunch Traditional Catholic who suffered a massive stroke in Manhasset, New York on Thursday.




  • Quiz time for the Quisnos Crowd
    Motu massagers, are you listening? How cozy and compromised things are going to be this coming April in DC. The above looks like a bed, or a coffin, or a mouse trap, but in essence it's a "soul trap" for it will be the table for the abomination of desolation to be held in the U.S. throughout BeneRatz' visit to the East coast. Ah, yes, all hail the masonic triumph!
  • Pulling the cape over their eyes in the Cape
    More of the same conciliar cover-ups The appointment of conciliar "priest" Mr. James Vann Johnston as the new "bishop" of Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese should come as no surprise. It's the same ol' same ol' and, besides, remember where good ol' Bernie Law began? That's right, the very same diocese before being "bumped up to Boston" then to Rome. Ah, yes, rewarding vice! The counterfeit church of conciliarism is so good at that!
  • SSPX Cover-up?
    Manipulation by Omission Is it true the SSPX is afraid to admit Archbishop Lefebvre expressed the very real possibility of sedevacantism? What exactly is Bishop Fellay up to by quashing quotes of the Society's founder?
  • Respect for the Vicar of Christ
    Why this doesn't apply to Ratzinger
    The Fathers of Traditio provide the reasons why Benedict XVI does not fall under the category of respect for a Roman Pontiff mainly because he isn't one! In fact, it is nearly fifty years since we've had a true Catholic Pope. And yet, no one ever said there was a time limit on an interregnum.
  • Oi vey! Such a Deal!?
    Conciliarists shut Jewish vendors out of St. Peter's Square while pandering to the pharisees on liturgy. Talk about free enterprise!
  • White 'smoke' for a 'black pope'
    Dwindling Jesuits elect Spaniard as Superior General Will Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, SJ be able to stem the progressivist tide? Don't count on it. After all, they're conciliarists.
  • Charismatic Cacophony Disgraced charismatic pied-piper and founder of Life Teen ministries Phoenix's Msgr. Fushek following in Matthew Fox's footsteps by going non-denominational and new age. More evidence of the implosion of the conciliar church.
  • St. Louis' St. Stanislaus Stands firm Burke can't budge those who refuse to cower to conciliar bullying
  • From Gaffe to Golf Who needs a church when you have a golf course? That's Ave Maria U's thinking in CYA with benefactors.
  • Travesty in the Sistine

    Ratzinger cons public into believing the hoax of his Motu Mess beneath Michelangelo's Last Judgment. The master had it right, BeneRatz, as usual, has it wrong.
  • Belleville Blues

    From bad to worse: Gregory to Braxton. One covers up and is promoted, the other hocks poor box to furnish office. Let 'em eat cake!
  • Ecumania invades St. Paul's
  • Emphasizing the "Mess" in "Motu Mess"!
  • Crime doesn't pray Department: Cozying up to the Cosa Nostra

    Pray for a miracle: the full repentance and conversion of the above Hegelian

  • The DOWn Report The year that was! Erosion continues in counterfeit pits of conciliarism