It was one thing for the dogmatic Council of Trent to decree the reforms of the Counter-Revolution, it is another to carry them out. For that the Church needed foot soldiers for the Church Militant and St. Anthony Zaccaria was God's ideal candidate as a doctor of souls and apostle of reform. |
Today is the feast of St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Confessor: This famous Lombard preacher was one of that band of saints whom the Lord, in the Sixteenth Century, sent to carry out in Italy that ecclesiastical reform which had indeed been long desired, but which the Canons of the Council of Trent alone could not effect. It was necessary that they should be put into practice with heroic zeal, and this could be done only by a saint. He founded the order of Regular Clerks who from the Church of St. Barnabas near which they lived are called "Barnabites." They gave much assistance to St. Charles Borromeo in his work of reform. Anthony died at the age of 36 on this day in 1539, and was canonized by Pope Leo XIII. For more details, see Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria
After listening to Father Anthony Cekada's poignant sermon from last Sunday Trads, Why Can't We All Just Get Along? we could just throw up our hands and say 'what's the use, we'll never unite' or we can initiate a major effort to expose and debunk those issues that prevent a unification, such as Feeneyism. With the SSPX in the throes of a chaotic confusion as the Novus Ordo presbyters infiltrate the Society to try to coerce parishioners to go along with the Modernist program and try to force an ultimatum that is, in truth, a ticket for apostasy, it is time to take off the gloves and disprove once and for all such aberrations as Baptism by water only as Father Leonard Feeney erroneously and deliberately taught in defiance of His Holiness Pope Pius XII and the Ordinary, infallible and perennial Magisterium of the Church. On Monday Griff Ruby began a comprehensive series on this very subject titled, "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" and that's exactly what Feeneyism and those who stubbornly identify themselves as Feeneyites have been: Dishonest. The esteemed traditional Franciscan theologian Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D. reveals, in his words below, the shameful sieve that is Feeneyism. Therefore, in order to begin to effect unity within the Traditional movement we need to address the issues that divide Traditional Catholics and, through loyal adherence to what the true Successors of the Apostles have counseled, arrive at a resolution of agreement with what God wills for His faithful remnant and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. And so we provide proof that the First Dogma of the Church Extra Ecclesiae Nulla Salus holds true for...
The Fallibility of Father Feeney and his 'Feeneyites' is in full view how they failed to hold fast to tradition and Catholic truth in interpreting for themselves what they think and not what holy Mother Church has consistently upheld on Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire.
On this first day of July we bring you a letter written by Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D., the esteemed elder statesman and theologian of the true Church and dauntless pioneer for Catholic truth. First run in the Four Marks it is now available at christorchaos.com for all to read. In it Fr. Martin takes no prisoners and well he shouldn't for there is no one living today who defended the Church teaching against Feeney and his cockeyed and dangerous conclusions than this noble traditional Franciscan. In order to educate all, including the misguided band of stubborn followers, he has released this powerful letter, concluding that "The Church’s teaching on Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood, as already repeatedly made clear in this letter, is the teaching of the Ordinary Magisterium of the Church, of which it is true to say according to Pope Pius XII, 'He who hears you, hears me.' If that is not good enough for the difficult Feeneyites, and if some of them insist that there must be a special solemn declaration on Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood by the Supreme Authority of the Church, that could very easily come when we once again have a true Catholic pope on the Chair of Peter. And you can be sure that the Feeneyites will not be comfortable in hearing an anathema pronounced against them." For the full letter, see
The "UnBaptized Saints" Deception
When words are omitted or added they can alter the entire message. This has been a favorite trick of satan for eons, especially with the diverse and intentional interpretations forged by multi-thousands of Protestant sects.
Griff Ruby begins a comprehensive series in which he must do what St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the word and what holy Mother Church teaches in accordance with the Apostle's words in Galatians 1: 8-10. They say sticks and stones can break bones, but names will never hurt, however words can hurt souls when they are deceived and it has been done for ages by those who are hellbent on cramming square pegs into round holes. It is how the Arian heresy gained such prominence; how Luther altered Christian belief to apostasize from the true Church and take billions since with him; how one side has forced their ideology on others by twisting words and meaning to indicate something totally different than the authority conveying said words intended. This intentional twisting is done all the time and it is wrong. With that in mind, this first installment in this series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" revs up with some obvious dishonesty in Sacred Scripture that has resulted in a chaotic array of over 34,000 sects that have apostasized from Christ's True Church. Griff deciphers the differences and how one can tell so clearly what is true and what is slanted to deceive as he points out in installment one, Word Twisting to Change the Meaning
Revisiting the Visitation in discovering what we can do to help others for God
For this Greater Double Feast of the Visitation, we bring you the comprehensive meditation on the Second Joyful Mystery by John Gregory. The Visitation illustrates how Our Lady dismissed all concerns for herself to minister to others, most notably her cousin St. Elizabeth who was further along in her pregnancy than Mary. Through Mary, Elizabeth recognized God's design for her younger cousin as did the babe in her womb - Saint John the Baptist who, though not conceived free of Original Sin was sanctified at the presence of the Babe in Mary's womb - the fetus of the God-Man. In this time when man's uncharity towards his fellow man is legend, we need to refocus on the intention for the Second Joyful Mystery - charity towards our neighbor out of our love for God. This charity is not reserved only for a select few, but all we meet. This charity is not about doing only humane things for others, but going well beyond that in doing all we can to do all in our power to see that our neighbor will save his eternal soul. This means charitably rebuking, correcting and admonishing if our neighbor has veered from the path God intended, and that means knowing our Faith so others will know it and convert. That's the greatest charity we can do for others because we do not want to see them condemned. That's what can happen as Jesus so clearly told us in St. Matthew 28: 20 and St. Mark 16: 16. John shares the meditation of The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation.
Each time we worthily assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in person, we gain graces that are placed in a "golden chalice", so to speak, and is offered to God to be weighed in substance when we stand before Him at our Particular Judgment. The more we have filled this chalice, the better will it go for our spiritual welfare in eternity.
In this time of Epikeia when the true Church is in eclipse and so few true Masses available, when we pray the Mass prayers and make a spiritual act of Communion at home, graces are also received and placed in a "silver chalice", as it were, which, of course, is not as valuable as the gold one, yet is efficacious when the time comes to make an accounting for our lives.
You can't have it both ways. Either you turn and cling to Eternal Rome or forever foresake the true Church Christ founded and follow the false man-made church of Modern Rome ruled by the conciliar false prophet Ratzinger and his pack of ravenous wolves.
With all the rumors running rampant of whether, indeed, the Superior General of the beleaguered Society of St. Pius X Bishop Bernard Fellay is about to cave to the wiles of the wily wolf BeneRatz and sell out the SSPX in the same manner the Campos Priests were undermined, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey files a poignant piece that entreats His Excellency to take stock of what is at stake. If he does indeed do what many fear, than the Society will be wrent asunder for there will be nearly half who will refuse to make concessions to the conciliar heretics. Conversely, if Fellay realizes that and comprehends that any compromise is akin to imbibing the poison Pope Leo XIII warned of in Satis cognitum, he must then connect the dots and realize there can be only one position to take; one founder Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre publicly feared and expressed: that to deviate from the Faith would render Benedict XVI not Catholic and since he has deviated from the Sacred Deposit of the Faith for well over 50 years, as have his predecessors from Angelo Roncalli through Karol Wojtyla in contradicting the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church, then he could not possibly be a pope and no allegiance or recognition can be afforded him. Tom lays it out in black and white: You can't recognize Ratzinger as a true pope if you are in agreement with all the Church taught before Vatican II. It is a simple question Dr. Droleskey asks that Fellay, who has a grave duty to be honest with his flocks and has no choice but to answer:
Is He or Isn't He?
Satan has had a field day, thanks to dumbed down VulgArian websites, in diminishing the "loftier theological arguments" that prove the uncatholity of conciliar claims.
In addition, Tom has immediately followed up the above with an expose of the deceit being carried on by the harbingers of the heresies, several Novus Ordo sites who strive with every fiber of their being to fib to the faithful that two plus two equals five; never four despite the obvious. Tom takes them to task to tell the truth or shut up for they will be held responsible before God for aiding and abetting Christ's enemies: heretics. He explains in
What Does the Faith Really Teach? (WDTFRT)