Today we celebrate the two cornerstones of the Church - Pope and Bishop in the persons of Christ's chosen ones: Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The former was given the Keys of the Kingdom, the latter the key to converting souls in building upon the rock. |
Today is the Double of the First Class Feast of the Holy Apostles SAINT PETER and SAINT PAUL with an Octave. It is one of the key feasts in the Church and one which emphasizes that St. Peter, the first Vicar of Christ, speaks for Christ Who has communicated to him His doctrine of infallibility. He is not guided by flesh and blood, but by the heavenly Father Who does not permit the gates of hell to prevail against the Church the Son of God instituted on earth and of which He remains the Foundation, the Head. In receiving the keys of the Kingdom, St. Peter is placed at the head of the kingdom on earth - the Church and he reigns in the name of Christ Who has invested him with the power and supreme authority as the Gospel illustrates. In the holy Canon of the Mass, Sts. Peter and Paul head the list of names in the Communicantes. Knowing that Peter rules still from Heaven as do all legitimate successors united with Christ in the Church Triumphant we can take comfort that, during this interminable interregnum since the death of His Holiness Pius XII, the gates of hell have not prevailed, true to our Lord's promise in St. Matthew 16: 18-19. Were we to accept that the conciliar 'popes' since were or are legitimate, then we would have to admit that that the Church of Christ is not the Spotless Bride of Christ for those who have usurped the throne have preached error. We know the True Church cannot do that for Christ "cannot deceive nor be deceived." For more, see Saints Peter and Paul
Peter is the rock, the foundation stone for Christ's Church and we see today how our foundation is firm and solid if we cling to that Rock and not stray onto the unstable soil of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and all its protestant predecessors.
To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. This week the Double of the First Class Feast of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul supersedes the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost this year. The Gospel for today's Holy Mass is one of the most powerful for Christians in asserting the four marks of the Church and the supremacy of the Primacy of Peter and that the gates of hell shall never prevail against Christ's Church. It is a reassurance that in this time of the Great Apostasy foretold by St. Paul in the second chapter of 2 Thessalonians and reiterated in the Epistle of 2 Timothy 4: 3 that Christ's Church remains the spotless Bride of Christ and proof that the conciliar church formed from the bowels of Vatican II is a false church which has tried to ape the true Church, but true to our Lord's words in St. Matthew 7: 15-20, we know by their fruits that they are ravenous wolves and what true successors of Peter have bound and loosed still hold true as Jesus so ordered as we see in the First Class Feast of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Haydock Commentary
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)
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We want to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt congratulations to three professed traditional religious women of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen who took their solemn vows on the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. They are Sister Alice Marie, CMRI, who made her solemn profession of final vows before His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI at a special 4:30 p.m. Mass along with Sister Giovanna Marie, CMRI who made her triennial profession. In addition Sister Mary Veronica, CMRI and Sister Michael Marie, CMRI, having completed their novitiate, took their first profession of vows. We ask your prayers for these dedicated Brides of Christ.
For all those dunderheads who think cafeteria Catholicism or Protestantism will get them to Heaven, wise up. There is no room for opinion when it comes to dogmatic truth. To put it more bluntly: It's dogma, dummy!
With the buzz that is accompanying the release of the poll of 35,000 by PewForum.org that 79% of Catholics believe the heresy that there is salvation outside the Church, we have decided to bring you a series of articles that treats that subject and sets the record straight for those numbskulls who have been so dumbed down thanks to Vatican II and all that has followed. We remind you that Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus is a thrice-defined DOGMA of the Church. Thus we reach back to Ash Wednesday in 2004 - the very same day The Passion of The Christ debuted in theaters - to bring you the cogent documentation provided by Jacob Michael in defending the First Dogma of the Church in which he also applies Old Testament passages as well as expanding New Testament passages and including early Fathers, Doctors and Popes of the Church to verify the infallibility of this rock-solid Dogma in his column
Outside the Church, there is No Salvation
Nearly a year later we can see that those who bought into the Motu Mess are the poorer for it today as each day the fact becomes all the more obvious: It's a hoax, a fraud. There is only one way to be faithful to what Christ established and promised to be with until the consummation of the world.
We present today Cyndi Cain's final Symphony of Suffering column that ran on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart last year. Three months later she returned with her University of Virtue series. In her final piece, she urged readers not be stained by caving to the pressures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and their Motu madness that causes our Lady to weep and to ask why have we forgotten what her divine Son died for, why He instituted His Church upon the Rock of Peter? Why have we allowed yourselves to be deceived by the glitter of convenience and the lure of peace on man's terms? It can only be accomplished when her Immaculate Heart triumphs, and that can only be accomplished through our fiat to follow her beloved Son on the narrow path in the catacombs of His true Church. Accept no substitutes but the authentic Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Accept no less than your promise to participate and to pray the holy Rosary, do penance and offer it as a glorious bouquet in reparation for the offenses against her Immaculate Heart. That is how we can stand firm and hold the traditions passed down. We must daily surrender our hearts to God, but never can we surrender our faith! Cyndi sends out her heartfelt plea to stand firm to the Faith and stand behind those apostolates which seek to preserve the True, unadulterated Faith in her column
"Stand firm; and hold the traditions..." Surrender Not!
Those Daring Men with their Diabolical Disorientation Agendas are Judges, Politicians and Prelates who have gone too far in playing God.
We bring you the last article that ran on these pages by Dr. Frank Joseph, a retired physician who is probably one of the most zealous pro-life crusaders in the country. His final piece three years ago dealt with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reject the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, Dr. Frank Joseph registered his indignation that this judicial tyranny is running amok, which we have subsequently seen similar decisions as abhorent. He points to the culprits who are responsible for this - the judges, politicians and 'bishops'. Frank gets down to basics like the Constitution of the United States and Declaration of Independence and Ten Commandments to show the absolute diabolical disorientation of these men in their maddening agendas and that it is time for the common man to rise up and say, "enough! God is in charge, not you!" Of course, as Frank illustratd, few know this because those entrusted with the spiritual welfare of souls long ago abrogated their responsibility because they are curs of the Democratic Party and a curse to the sanctity of life. Frank explained in his column The Gall! How Dare They!?!
The Gall! How Dare They?!?
The signs are all around us and yet so few truly see the omens as Satan positions the Antichrist and his legions of lackeys for his last hurrah!
We bring you an article on the nature and purpose of a being every God-fearing soul should fear and be aware of - Antichrist. This is illustrated in the signs that will signal the arrival of the beast spoken of in Apocalypse and of which the Mother of God has warned against as recently as her approved apparitions at LaSalette. It is not who it is right now that is paramount, but why and what to be on guard for. The signs are all around us. Look at the further corruption of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, engineered further by one of the chief architects of the heresies of Vatican II...none other than one Fr. Joseph Ratzinger. Since this piece was written back in 2004, look at the advances of perversion, ecumania and outright squalor in the world today and yet so few truly see the omens. The prince of the world has indeed staked his claim for countless souls, more evidence of how desperate he is in his last hurrah, before he uses his final trump card in manifesting the himself incarnate as as the Antichrist. We can see four years later how true this is from what was elaborated on in 2004, titled
Antichrist - His Nature and Purpose