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Holy Revenge

Sermon on St. Francis de Sales


Bishop Daniel Dolan
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Traditional Catholic Sermons

   Because yesterday was the feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Francis de Sales, we wanted to bring you Bishop Daniel Dolan's stirring sermon his this magnificent saint, known as the patron saint of the Catholic Press. His Excellency shares wonderful insights into the life of St. Francis. Few realize that from an early age he had gone through the dark night of the soul. Influenced by the Calvinist culture of his time, he had been led to believe he was predestined for eternal damnation. When he finally realized that this was bunk, let alone heresy, he gave himself to our Lady who had freed him from the "awful presentiment of damnation." He vowed to take holy revenge on the Calvinists. He did so with a heart like the Heart of the holy infant Savior. Because of his fervor, zeal and commitment to save souls he converted over 70,000 Protestants. He did all he could to combat Jansenism, a Catholic form of Calvinism where the sacraments and devotions were discouraged. St. Francis did all he could to win souls with his quiet, gentle and measured manner in speech and word. He realized so well the words of our Lord in the Gospel, "Learn of Me because I am meek and humble of heart." It was St. Francis de Sales whom Bishop Dolan informs us pioneered the idea that holiness was very possible for the laity as well as the religious. His Excellency remarks on how fitting it is that his feast on January 29 comes at the end of Christmastide for he was so in love with the infant Jesus and His Blessed Mother. He died on the feast of the Holy Innocents in Leon, France, an area that he had helped convert back to Catholicism through his example, sermons and printed tracts he produced on the most primitive print machines and distributed them around the neighborhood. One of the keys to conversion was to convert the influential men in a community and the rest will follow. It is advice we traditional Catholics should keep in mind today as an excellent strategy and we must have the determination, perseverance and patience to see it through.




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The First Saint to Fight for the Cause of Abolishing Slavery

   Long before Abraham Lincoln took up the cause or Wilberforce ever realized it, there was Saint Bathildis, the Saxon queen who married King Clovis. Today is the 1,328th anniversary of her death in 680. She was privileged to have Saint Eligius to give her spiritual direction. Her early upbringing prompted her to lower taxation on the poor so the families could also raise families. She also ruled that no Christians or French citizen could be sold into slavery. Many believe she was the first crusader toward abolishing slavery. When Clovis died she gave up the castle in favor of life as a Benedictine nun where she lived out her life as a simple, humble religious at Chelles Abbey outside of Paris. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could fill every abbey and monastery with penitent conciliar "bishops" and "cardinals", not to mention "priests" so that they could make reparation and in their prayers, convert so many back to the true Church they have been away from for so long. Ah, we long for the Catholic civilization, the "Catholic City" as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey speaks of his commentary today.





by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
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7745 Military Ave
Omaha, NE 68134
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Wednesday: 11:15 a.m.
Friday: 6 p.m. followed by Benediction
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
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Mary Immaculate
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Arizona

PHOENIX
Queen of the Holy Rosary
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Rosary 8:30 a.m. Sundays
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Queen of the Holy Rosary
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TUCSON
Queen of the Holy Rosary
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LONDON
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Colorado

DENVER
Our Lady of the Snow Parish
3001 So. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO
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Our Lady of the Snow
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OLATHE
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
59350 Carnation Rd.
Olathe, CO 81425
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228 11th St.
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Our Lady Help of Christians Mission
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DETROIT*
St. Joseph's Church
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Wayne, MI 48184
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Most Holy Rosary
314 E. Main St.
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St. Clare Parish
24 E. Norwich
Columbus, OH 43201
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Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
450 Dennison Ave
Akron, Ohio 44312
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Our Mother of Perpetual Help
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Most Holy Trinity Parish
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Connecticut

MONROE
Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel
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Monroe, CT 06468
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Our Lady of the Rosary
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Massachusetts

BOSTON*
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400 Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
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God is shouting to us with all these Global Warning signs He has provided, not to mention His infrangible Laws and Church, and still we do not hear Him? If we all took a page from St. Joseph's life and were just still and silent, if we would just shut out all the exterior noise, we'd hear Him in an instant. It is we who are causing the interference, not God!

Cyndi Cain returns after a one week hiatus with a poignant article that should leave us with our jaws dropped and hopefully our mouths shut and our ears and hearts open. We need to turn down the volume and tune into the whispers of the Holy Ghost. After all, how can we hear God if we're constantly talking? How can we communicate with Him when there is so much noise and clutter? Modern technology may be great to most but what is the benefit if it prevents us from communicating with the one Being Who we owe our life to? Why is it so few really can hear God? Why do we think that is impossible? After all He is God. He can do anything. If we who are finite can talk to the Infinite, how in the world can anyone think the Infinite cannot communicate with us? Maybe that's because we don't let Him into our lives. We're too busy, too occupied with things of the world and all its loud and obnoxious chaos. We would be wise to take a lesson from the silent saint the good and holy Saint Joseph whose words cannot be found in holy Writ but whose example should be forever with us for he is the Saint of the Virtue of Silence. Cyndi explains how quiet can be the ideal quietude we need in her lesson, I can't hear You, God!


One can string God along just so long before He pulls the string!

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Wednesday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. Gueranger's reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Today we share his plea for Wednesday in which the Abbot reminds us how patient and merciful God really is. Is it not a wonder that He has been so patient with man and his sinful ways? And yet man hasn't comprehended the consequences, going along merily on his way oblivious to what God once did to stubborn man. Who is to say He will not do so again in some way? We do not know, but it's not wise to test His patience, to gamble that He'll let the chaos continue. As Gueranger asserts, we cannot remain neutral, just as Jesus said He who is not with Him, is against Him. We must commit to God and then do all He wills or perish in a flood of everlasting perdition. The Abbot shares the Church's position in his Reflections for Wednesday in Sexagesima


The song and dance of the conciliar minstrels sounds eerily familiar - too familiar. But of course you should recognize it, it's the old heresy two-step!

As a follow-up to his last article Singing the Old Songs, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey takes the syllogism further in connecting the dots. What it comes down to is the fact that no matter the conciliar decade one might focus on, it's deja vu all over again. The only thing that changes are the names. The tactics remain the same and the heresy remains just as grave. No matter the spin the determination not to turn back, to continue doggedly in the course of ecumenism should make it all the more clear to those experts of Catholic doctrine that Joseph Ratzinger, like his conciliar predecessors, is going contradictory to what the holy Catholic Church teaches. No amount of gobbledygook, bafflegab or ambiguity can explain it away. It's heresy pure and simple. Tom reiterates that this is not his judgment, nor any other sedevacantist writer, but holy Mother Church. She has spoken through her infallible dogmatic Councils and reliable true Popes. No amount of canon law can ever trump Divine Law. Sometimes Tom's frustration is evident like he's talking to a brick wall. It's so manifestly clear and yet, as we pointed out before, several formerly trustworthy traditional writers seem to be caught up in the conciliar craze of doing the Bugnini shuffle. Go after the apostate bishops and cardinals, tear into the conciliar curia, criticize to the hilt programs and liturgies that have been stripped of their Catholic truth and roots, but don't ever, ever criticize the "pope." Interesting that Ratzinger was fair game when Roncalli, Montini and Wojtyla were doing their dirty work, but now that one of the very architects of Consilio, one of the movers and shakers of the progressivist reforms at Vatican II, one of the chief promoters of those Modernists "in exile" such as Hans Kung, Karl Rahner, and that ilk, one who at one time was ashamed to wear the Roman Collar, and one who who has come up "through the ranks" to achieve his life's goal and is ever more determined to protect the monster he helped create, now that Ratzinger has risen to the top of the pecking order, all bets are off with those too afraid of their own shadow to call a spade a spade. Is that loyalty to Christ? Is that loyalty to His Church? Is that loyalty to the Mother of God? One would say a resounding no. Tom documents where by remaining silent those who could be doing so much to expose the snakeoil men, are only enabling the poison to do more damage. Conciliarism is the culprit. Conciliarism is the cancer. It has to be cut out, totally eradicated from the Mystical Body of Christ. Tom explains further in his piece, Different Names, Same Results


You would think man would learn from past mistakes. But noooo! Man trods on in his sin. How long can God stay His hand from wreaking just revenge?

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Tuesday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. Gueranger's reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Today we share his short reflections for Tuesday in which the Abbot wonders how God can be so patient with man who seemingly wanders on clueless that he'll have to account for his actions even though God has laid the blueprint for eternal happiness through sending His only begotten Son and leaving His Spirit to guide His Church as the conveyor of souls to Heaven. One little problem. Most men don't seem to want to cooperate. Reflections for Tuesday in Sexagesima


The story of St. Francis de Sales is encouragement for our times for just as God raised up many heroes following the Protestant Revolution, so too today He will do the same if we adhere to our faith and pray


Saint Francis de Sales, whose Double Feast holy Mother Church celebrate today, was raised up by God in the aftermath of the Protestant Revolution as a key component for restoring Catholic truth with the counter-reformation of Trent. He was born in France, yet reached every corner of the world with his works and influence. His piety, zeal and energy caught the eye of no less than the Pope himself who made him one of the youngest bishops to rule the See of Geneva. Along with another holy religious - St. Jane de Chantal, he founded the Visitandines. He was known for his gentleness and meekness, and his holiness so well known that he was the first person to be beatified in the new St. Peter's Basilica. In 1923 His Holiness Pope Pius XI proclaimed this meek warrior of the word as Patron Saint of the Catholic Press


From Sin comes Slavery prompting Supplication that leads to accepting Suffering for the purpose of Salvation. This is the cycle of not only Noah's time, but our time. Unfortunately both then and now, man's heart has hardened so.

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for for Monday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Today we share his short reflections for Monday in which we see in the story of Noah with all that God had provided, man still couldn't grasp that he would have to answer for his actions at death. Little by little the world grew more wicked. What was God to do? We continue with the Story of Noah and the preamble to the flood. Reflections for Monday in Sexagesima


Oh, to have the caliber of saints like the Golden Voiced Orator today to combat the heresies of Modernism.

In honor of today's Double Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint John Chrysostom, we bring you a short profile on his life. Though the feast this year is superceded by Sexagesima Sunday, he is the first Doctor to be so honored in the calendar year. This great orator studied under one of Greece's famed orators and ultimately became one of the greatest orators himself, laboring for Christ and His Church. He was duly recognized by Pope St. Pius X as Patron of Preachers. Like the other Doctors of the fourth and fifth century, he combatted the damaging heresy of Arianism and was harassed for his orthodoxy. Like St. Jerome, he employed the wealth of his family to further his own studies before turning his talents to bring souls to Our Lord. This masterful Doctor, the "Golden-throated Orator" is Saint John Chrysostom who was known far and wide as The Golden Voice of Truth


Planting the Seeds of Faith in the Eye of the Secular Storm

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for for Sexagesima Week. We begin today with the Story of Noah and the seeds of Faith. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Thus, we share the Story of Sexagesima Reflections for Sexagesima Sunday


Why has the devil had free reign today? Could it be because the True Presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament is so scarce? Why else would exorcisms be so futile in the counterfeit church of conciliarism? The devil helped form the latter to empower his ravaging of souls.

On this day after the the close of the Chair of Unity Octave Week, this account by the exemplary Redemptorist Fr. Michael Muller, author of The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass written in the nineteenth century about a great miracle through exorcism in the sixteenth century at the height of the Protestant Revolution is an excellent footnote to the week to show that only in the true Catholic Church is there the True Presence Which can only be confected by a truly consecrated priest in the True Mass. One wonders if this kind of miracle could be in the offing to prove to conciliar Catholics that He is not present in their Novus Ordo lodges and that those presbyters who have been excommunicated from the true Church because they have deviated from the true Faith - even one iota - can do nothing to drive out devils, no matter how many "exorcists" Ratzinger calls in. A good example is the documented occasion in St. Peter's Square several years ago when John Paul II was powerless. Hmm, wonder why? Read the following and you will realize why. This is an article you need to share with your Protestant friends as well as conciliar acquaintances. They need to know for the sake of their souls in order to understand one must never ever accept substitutes. Even the devil knows that as you'll see in Fr. Muller's The Exorcism of Nicola Aubrey


Oh, if only we could go back and correct it all! But that's wishful thinking as we ponder what John XXIII was thinking by turning the patrimony of the Church topsy-turvy.

Time flies when you're having fun, but when it is at the expense of our Lord and His holy Mystical Bride, then it drags while hell's tempo accelerates. The clock started 49 years ago today and since then it seems like most have been going in slow motion toward Christ and His truths while in actuality racing pell mell away from Him at breakneck speed toward that ever-greased slippery slope to perdition. In this 17th issue of the 17th edition, The Daily Catholic Editor Michael Cain takes the reader down memory lane to conditions the way they were in 1959 and how far we have fallen since. Will we ever learn? From Benedict's latest Hegelian Zeitgeist it is obvious most have not and continue to blindly follow the pied-pipers of pan-religion right to the abyss. While the fallacious flute had been prepped well before 1959, it was first trilled on that Septuagesima Sunday when the newly elected Roncalli ignored our Lord's parable of the day. Ironic that back then "many were called, but few chosen" because those chosen ignored the call. Cain cites the plane crash of a trio of rock n' roll legends around the same time as the catalyst for expressing the aurora of an era that was just beginning - "the day the music died" -for ushering in the daybreak of revolution that would reach its apex in the savage 60's and lay waste to millions of souls and psyches long into the 70's, 80's, 90's and now well past the halfway point in the new millennium. If we were to mark that time it could best be described as Day of Madness: The Day Tradition Died


"Oh, he'll turn things around." Where have we heard that tired tune before?

For this final day of the Church Unity Octave Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey tackles a tough task: calling to task those who once so vigilantly exposed the grave errors of the long-time Modernist Joseph Ratzinger and who now have turned to "cheerleaders" for Benedict XV. Tom attempts to convince them to take their heads out of the sand and realize that calling outright heresy and apostasy mere "diabolic disorientation" only empowers and encourages the devil's disciples and confuses Catholics. Tom, once a nolens volens cheerleader himself of John Paul II, hammers home the point: "As has been demonstrated endlessly on this site, which exists more to reach those in the future rather than the infinitesimally small number of people who read it or who agree with its contents at the present time, at the core of Joseph Ratzinger's Modernist worldview is his Hegelian view of the nature of truth. This alone causes him to fall from the Catholic Faith. He believes in propositions about dogmatic truth that have been anathematized by the [First] Vatican Council and condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907, and in the very Oath Against Modernism that he, Joseph Ratzinger, had to take prior to his ordination to the priesthood on June 29, 1951. Only those who are intellectually dishonest can refuse to acknowledge that Joseph Ratzinger's Modernist view of dogmatic truth, reiterated forcefully by him in his 'capacity' as Benedict XVI on December 22, 2005, places him outside of the pale of the Catholic Faith." Those may sound like strong words and they are, backed up by divine Law and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. He illustrates how we've been down this same road before and documents the very similarities of Wojtyla's early pontificate with those of Benedicts. Realize this now or rue the day you were duped. Know that if one deviates even one iota, they are outside the Church. Those who stubbornly stick their heads in the proverbial sands of denial and "we can't judge" (even though holy Mother Church already has passed judgment) will have to raise their heads eventually and when they do, well, they can deal with the truth now, or try to rationalize why they were so stubborn later. The problem is by then it just might be too late. That is why Tom takes it so seriously now. Time is short and we're dealing with eternal life or eternal death. Not a pretty picture seein gall those feathered derrieres on the horizon. But what's worse is all those "cautious necks" ripe for the chopping block. Tom tries to warn them in his excellent literary cantata Singing the Old Songs


When in need, no one better to rely on than mom, and God has sent us the very best: His Own Blessed Mother. Call on her.

On this last weekday of Septuagesima Week, we the closing reflection by the master taken from his masterpiece The Liturgical Year. It is an excellent source for Catholics to rediscover their heritage and appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes. On this day the Abbot urges us to turn to the Second Eve - the Most Immaculate Virgin Mary, our Mother to guide us in the vale of tears for by ourselves we are helpless and stumbling over our own fallen human nature. We need a mother to guide and scold us when we need it, encourage us when we're down. God knew just the person to send us, His Immaculate daughter, His only-begotten's son Own Mother, and His Spirit's pure spouse. Gueranger explains in his short treatise for this day with Reflections for Friday and Saturday in Septuagesima


How do you tell the weak links? Look for the bracing of the Four Marks. If any of those are missing it will collapse because it can't possibly be Catholic even if those posing as such claim to be. The Four Marks are the key.

In commemoration of the observance of Church Unity Octave, we bring you John Gregory's excellent essay on Church Unity first presented on these pages last year. It is a feature that should still tweak the consciences and comfort zones of every Catholic, especially in lieu of the Motu Mess, and in recognizing that platitudes are all fine and nice, but they don't address what Traditional Catholics must do in order to truly work toward true Church Unity and that is exactly what St. Paul directed in 2 Thessalonians 2: 15, "stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned whether by word, or by our epistle." These traditions have been sacked and obliterated by the false prophets of the conciliar church and proven heresy resonating from these VulgArians. John addresses twelve weak points launched by those not willing to admit that a heretic cannot possibly be a Pope, let alone a Catholic. He points out that these flimsy refutations to the accepted Church doctrine of sedevacantism are smokescreens to cover up the sedeplenists' own inaccuracies and unwillingness to truthfully face the facts. It takes a humble heart to recognize when one is wrong and be willing to pray and realize one cannot have it both ways. Note our Time Capsules for today. If Benedict XVI is pope, then all who preceded him up through Pope Pius XII were not and they were wrong, or else Benedict and before him John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, and John Paul II were not only wrong but have apostasized from the True Faith and therefore cannot possibly be Catholic Popes. St. Paul made that abundantly clear in Galatians 1: 8-10. John Gregory explained in his column, The Key to Church Unity


    
Day One of a Novena of Intercession to Restore Christ's Church to it's rightful hierarchical heritage

   Today readers can begin this special Novena which honors an early 1600 visionary Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, a Spanish Conceptionist nun whose mission was Quito, Ecuador where she received prophecies for these time in which Our Lady warned of the dire crisis the Church is undergoing today. Prayer and penance are the only answer, and this year it practically dovetails into the season of penance and mortification - Lent. Enough talk, enough supposition, it's time to place it in Heaven's hands. On your knees, folks, we've got some praying to do. For more information on the origins and necessity of this Novena, we urge you to see Our Lady of Good Success.


The sensory perceptions of Evil have been greatly dulled and dumbed down thanks to the culture of death medium gods who dictate mores according to their norms.

Gabriel Garnica, though a few days late, files an essay that says volumes of the temperature of the times. The 35th Anniversary of the horrific. despicable Roe vs. Wade decision has come and gone. The hype of yesterday's news has faded to old news and the abortion agenda continues unabated. While platitudes were preached and endorsed by a lame duck president who, like clockwork, encourages the multitudes every January 22 but does little otherwise, the omissions of decency and right steamroll over consciences, dulling the fact that commissions of sin grow worse; especially now that those taunting the culture of death are growing desperate in realizing, with alarm, what could happen if people really were heard when they spoke out, really saw the evil. The pro-aborts can't have that, so more verbal engineering and smear campaigns are rushed out, as well as diversions, to make sure decency and virtue never see the light of day in the darkness that is evil. Gabriel explains in his feature, Talk No Evil, Hear No Evil, See No Evil...and yet, More Evil than Ever!


While God cannot absolve Adam of his sin, He can extend Mercy and the Promise that man can still make good if he tows the line - the straight and narrow one.

Now in the Time of Septuagesima, we present each day a reflection by the master taken from his masterpiece The Liturgical Year. It is an excellent source for Catholics to rediscover their heritage and appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes. On this day the Abbot shows how the curse God placed on man with Original Sin would be temporary for though man would always have to toil in his travails, he would have hope and be nourished through the Manna from Heaven in the Old and the Manna of Christ's Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the New. Truly encouraging signs that overcome man's struggle if man but trusts in God and dismisses the whispers of the devil. Gueranger explains in his short treatise for this day with Reflections for Thursday in Septuagesima


Harboring Hope in the Darkness: The downfall of the demon will be the fairest of fair, the most pure of the pure.

Now in the Time of Septuagesima, we present each day a reflection by the master taken from his masterpiece The Liturgical Year. It is an excellent source for Catholics to rediscover their heritage and appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes. On this day the Abbot shows how pride goes before the fall for though the serpent will win many battles, his Achilles heel (if a snake had such) will be his hatred of women and how God would raise up holy virgins to thwart the demon, including an Immaculate one who would be the living Ark of the Covenant and, in God's time, crush the serpent's head. Once again, out of bad allowed by God, He creates good and goodness as you'll see in his Reflections for Wednesday in Septuagesima


Never will God provide Amnesty for Abortion. He will give no quarter to a country who has rejected His natural and supernatural Laws. If you think so, you're fooling yourself and others. It shouldn't take an eagle eye to perceive that, if America does not convert to the True and only salvific Faith, she will perish. Yes, God will allow it to happen if we do not repent and make reparation beginning today!

Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey takes us back on this day to tweak our consciences to see if we truly comprehend the contradictions that, on one hand, call America a blessed country when, on the other, she carries on the most inhumane genocide in the history of mankind. We have become so indifferent to the causes and effects of abortion, so blinded by the social and verbal engineering of the enemies of Jesus Christ that we have, in essence, become animals. God is not pleased and we owe Him big time. We can begin, as impossible as it may seem to those who insist on voting for the lesser of two evils, by praying and working for reinstating the Social Reign of Christ the King. How? On our knees in prayer is a good start. Working to patch the problem with the bandaid of politicians is not the answer for then we put our trust in men. And well, you be the judge of that progress! No, we must work for the full conversion of Americans through the only means of making America as free as an eagle: living and proclaiming the truths of the only Faith God accepts. Hint, it's not any Protestant sect, nor the Jews, nor the counterfeit church of conciliarism. It is, rather, the only Church founded by Christ and we must lift His banner high and realize, really realize His Holiness Pope St. Pius X's infallible words, "for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact." No constitution can stand against that fact, no eagle can ever soar freely without God's breath. Tom takes the reader back to the roots of Roe v. Wade and how so many have been numbed and dumbed over the years as he explains in his special piece for this occasion, Thirty-five Years of Indifference


Sinking to the depths of pleasing man, the shepherds have enabled pro-aborts to peddle their trade by giving mothers the impression that their children will go to Heaven if they're aborted. How convenient!!!

Unjust laws have made it possible to kill over 50 million in the womb. How low can they go? Pretty low, all the way to hell for those who concur with abortion. John Gregory files an article about Limbo, a place not as low as hell where unborn unbaptized go. However, the conciliar church has gone pretty low in intimating that unborn unbaptized children go to Heaven. This has not only been a welcome mat for Planned Parenthood and their ilk to continue their deadly agenda, but also encourage mothers to give up their babies to the butchers, for what mother does not want their child to have everlasting life? But they are deceived into thinking such, and, in the process, they doom their unborn offspring and, at the same time, doom themselves if they have not fully repented both of their sins of commission or omission in the hospital of divine Mercy, which is the Sacrament of Penance with a sincere repentance in the confessional. Without Sanctifying Grace, one cannot get to Heaven. Only Catholics adhering to all the truths of the Church founded by Christ, without compromise, can receive these graces and work to keep them. No other faith can provide salvation. Only the Ark of Salvation: the true Roman Catholic Church. No other, and that includes all Pagan and Protestant churches, and yes, the counterfeit church of conciliarism as well. John points out what the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church has to say on the subject in his article How Low Can They Go?.


After Thirty Five Years, Very Little Has Changed

To commiserate the 35th Anniversary of the abominable Roe vs. Wade decision, we present sixteen gems from the past by Gabriel Garnica on the horrendous Holocaust in the Womb that continues unabated. While the politicians and potentates all pause to give lip service, in truth no one is doing anything. All words and no action and the murders continue. The best way to show that the names may change regarding politicians and potentates, it still the same ol' same ol' stall and shuffle. It's all about the money and it's all about being totally shackled to satan. Those assisting are the devil's delight. Gabriel explains in his columns below:


Rabbi Ratzinger Against Christ and His Church!

While Traditional Catholics are praying during this Week of Unity Octave for the conversion of non-Catholics to the True Faith, conciliar catholics and Traditional rationalizers have to be madly scurrying about trying to do damage control to somehow, in some way justify the latest aberration from Father Joseph Ratzinger in his attempts to please man, rather than God, (cf. first chapter of Galatians). Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey reveals the heresy being spewed from "Rabbi Ratzinger" who long ago abandoned Christ's teachings and all His one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church stand for. The only difference between the anathema then (when he signed off on the Pontifical Biblical Commission that the Jews' wait for the Messiah was not in vain)(cf. The Biblical Commission on the Jews: Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas by Atila Guimaraes and Dr. Marian Horvat) and now is that this time it will be oh so public. The Jews will make sure of that if Ratzinger goes through with softening the Good Friday Prayer in catering to the Talmudic Jews. Tom nails the total anathema of this act which is more proof, as he writes "One can see a logical progression away from Catholicism in the direction of conciliarism's to its Judeo-Masonic masters who have been 'calling the shots,' so to speak, in the conciliar Vatican for over forty years now. The very people whose spiritual ancestors persecuted the Church from the beginning and whose wretched 'Talmud' blasphemes Our Lord and Our Lady and contains invitations to cheat and to kill Christians must be catered to at every turn. No true pope of the Catholic Church answers to anyone on the face of the earth, including the Talmudic Jews, the ancient and eternal enemies of Christ the King. No true pope would have given even the hint of an impression that those outside of the true Church, including Jews, do not have to convert to her maternal bosom to save their souls. No true pope would turn a blind eye to the harm being done by Talmudic Jews in the world, especially by means of their control of much of what passes for 'popular' culture." It is so ridiculous that it is beyond comprehension how any Catholic could still think "Rabbi Ratzinger" is Catholic, let alone has any authority at all. He does not. To quote St. Paul, "anathema sit!" Tom lays out the proof in his no-nonsense article Answering to the Enemies of Christ the King



          
      

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Our Lady of Good Success
  • Day Seven Jan 30

    • Thomas Droleskey
      Deja vu all over again! Can't they recognize the "Bugnini Shuffle"?
    • Dom Prosper Gueranger
      Consequences of Man's Actions Reflections on Tuesday in Sexagesima on the Story of Noah
    • Saint Francis de Sales
      Magnus of Catholic Media The holy bishop and Doctor of the Church whom Pope Pius XI proclaimed "Patron of the Catholic Press."
    • Dom Prosper Gueranger
      Preamble to the Flood Reflections on Monday in Sexagesima on the Story of Noah
    • Saint John Chrysostom
      Terror of the Arians - True story of an exorcism that not only drove 30 devils out, but scared the hell out of the Calvinists present. Scared them into converting to Catholicism. The proof is in the Presence!
    • Dom Prosper Gueranger
      The Ark of Salvation Reflections on Sexagesima and the Story of Noah
    • Fr. Michael Muller, C.s.s.R.
      Process of Truth over the Possessed - True story of an exorcism that not only drove 30 devils out, but scared the hell out of the Calvinists present. Scared them into converting to Catholicism. The proof is in the Presence!
    • Michael Cain
      Rocked, then Rolled How we got here 49 years ago today. It wasn't a "spontaneous" plan, but one well plotted.
    • Thomas Droleskey
      Tired Tune is Trying on the Soul No matter if Benedict spouts 99% Catholic truth (which he definitely does not), just 1/10 of one percent is enough to put him OUTSIDE the Church.
    • Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
      Reflections on Friday in Septuagesima - Inspiring words for final weekday of Septuagesima Week
    • John Gregory
      Without the Key, no chance! The Keys to Unity begin and end with the Four Marks; something sadly missing in conciliar circles.
    • Gabriel Garnica
      Why can few sense evil? The 35th Anniversary has come and gone. What now? The evil still lurks in the hearts of men.
    • Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
      Reflections on Thursday in Septuagesima - Inspiring words for each day this week
    • Dark Night of America's Soul
      While Tuesday was the day, we continue for the next few days to commiserate the most devastating decision ever legislated by the Judicial System in which the Legislative and Executive also went along with in obeying an unjust law, one that has doomed America to its days being numbered and incurring the wrath of Almighty God.
    • Thomas Droleskey
      Indifference spells Disaster When will we learn no civilization can stand if it abandons God's laws?
    • John Gregory
      How Low Can You Go? Doing the Limbo on Abortion leaves the wrong message
    • Gabriel Garnica
      Sixteen Gems from the Past on the bitter fruits of Roe v. Wade
    • Thomas Droleskey
      The Conciliar Cabal "Rabbi Ratzinger" ready to pull yet another Judas jihad against Catholicism
    • Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger
      The Story of Septuagesima - Brilliant inspiration from the master chronicler of the liturgy
    • Thomas Droleskey
      Truth be Told, It's All About Truth Why the heresies of Americanism and Conciliarism are so compatable
    • John Gregory
      Nativity of our Lord Meditation on the Third Joyful Mystery
    • Gabriel Garnica The False Unity of The New Order same ol' same ol' continues. So what's new?!
    • John Gregory Revisiting the Visitation Meditation on the Second Joyful Mystery
    • Cyndi Cain Emulating St. Therese It's the little way that leads to big things
    • Thomas Droleskey They Never Take Any Prisoners - The Political Power Plungers that have contributed to the flushing of souls into gehenna's sewer
    • 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.




    • 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


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