For December we are running a special Advent edition in lieu of daily issues. You can still keep up on each day's Liturgy of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by clicking each day on the Advent Liturgical Calendar below. Thanks to John Gregory, we also provide the Haydock Commentary for the First Sunday of Advent, Second Sunday of Advent, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Third Sunday of Advent, and the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Also, there are special prayers for Advent which can be seen on our Novena & Advent Devotions deck. By clicking any of the blue bars above you can go to the section indicated. We remind you of two events occurring on Saturday,December 12, one a Catholic Restoration Conference in Washington D.C. sponsored by ISOC, and the other an Advent Retreat in Denver, Colorado by Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI. For our current features for December, including two concluding series articles by Griff Ruby and Stephen Grieve, and Cyndi Cain on the results of Kevin's neurological tests, see Current Features. In addition, editor Michael Cain's editorial "Cease Fire!" is starting to show results after Dr. Droleskey was able to expose the author of the seditious site on December 6 as Joseph Charles McKenzie, curator of Catholic Institute of Arts and Letters. On the feast of St. Ambrose was shut down as we had hoped would be the case in stopping the slander spewing from that site. Deo gratias. Sadly, once the cat was out of the bag and he could no longer hide in the bushes, McKenzie shamelessly put the site up on his own previously respected site catholic institute of arts and letters, where, if you put an "l" (just remember it as "l" for loser) after the .htm at you discover that still lurks surreptitiously out there feeding the cancer. Sadder even is the fact that the very principals responsible for this - Bishop Dolan and Fr. Cekada - have seemed so intent on feeding the frenzy of this site that spews hate while calling St. Albert the Great parish a "Hate church", that none of them have yet to see the need to condemn such vile sins against the Eighth Commandment. Such inaction only indicts them the more. As far as other articles are concerned, with the addition of the O Antiphons and Special Expanded Christmas Novena Prayers this Season of Advent edition will remain pat until our Christmastide Issue going on line Christmas Eve through the Feast of the Epiphany. For the latest news, we direct you to Links to the latest news by reliable Traditional sources. In the meantime, we encourage all to focus on the penitential season of Advent in preparation for the Christ Child. O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel.

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During this Advent edition, we recommend the following traditional sites for catching up on the latest news and comments:

  • Why trying to debate with conciliarists is fruitless and hopeless from Traditio 12-17

  • Minimizing Evil Is Itself Evil Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-16

  • Dear Morons and Idiots in Copenhagen Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 1-16

  • Not For A Single Innocent Life Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-14

  • Missing the Really Big Picture Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-11

  • Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher (aka "pope Pius XIII") dies of a heart attack at 91 - Requiescat in pace from Traditio 12-13

  • Climate Change Calls for a Reengineering of Religions by Juan Sanahuya 12-09

    See Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's latest essay on the Fort Hood shooting and the lie that Islam is a "'religion' of peace." Yeah, right. Tell that to the 3,000 who died on 9-11-01. Tell that to those soldiers and civilians and Chaldeans who have died in Iraq and to our fallen troops in Afghanistan. Tell that to the Marines killed in Lebanon. For that matter, tell that to every Christian killed during the bloody Crusades. The fact is there is no justification for Killing in the Name of The Religion of Peace 11-11

    More insanity as details of the Anglican compromise trickle out and at each instance, we can see how what Benedict/Ratzinger is doing totally contradicts holy Mother Church and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. But then what else would you expect from a man-made conciliar church trying to reconcile with another man-made church, both of which were once Catholic? Just more Hegelian headshrinking. Dr. Droleskey adds to his first article on defaming the English Martyrs with his follow-up Still Defaming The English Martyrs 11-10

    The radical gunman Major Nidal Hasan (left) was a disgruntled soldier who flew below the radar in much the same way the 9-11 terrorists did. How many more are out there? Journalist Jon Christian Ryter may very well have the answer for he goes beyond the headlines to tell it like it is. Honesty in journalism is a rare commodity these days and a stark contrast to the indoctrinating propaganda and lies being fed to the public such as backing Obama's cautioning all not to jump to conclusions over the shooting when the conclusion is so blatantly clear. This is the same exalted dufus who jumped to a conclusion over beer-gate and who plays the race card whenever he can to foster unrest and division, but handles anything regarding Islam with kid gloves, even bowing to the Saudi king while apologizing for America. What you won't hear from the mainstream media, you'll find in Ryter's accounts Behind the Headlines

    There has been a lot of spin about how the election results on Tuesday, November 3 are a sign that pro-life candidates are gaining the upper hand. All well and good if they carry through and fight for the innocent unborn. If not, then it is more of the same tired politics and even more shameful if they do not carry through with their promises to legislate for life from womb to the tomb and they will indeed have blood on their own hands. It is something to think about and realize the polls alone are not the answer as Dr. Thomas Droleskey asserts in his column As The Blood of the Innocent Continues to be Shed 11-05

    While everyone is watching Obama and his minions in moving America closer to communism and the ultimate One World Order fashioned by surrender to the socialist order, few realize that his Hegelian counterpart in Rome is working diligently toward a One World Religion with his devious whirling dervishness toward the underground true Catholic prelates in China in Chicago-style threats while treating the invalid prelates of the Anglican and conciliar church in the Chicago-style corruption that the conciliar church has mastered over the years. Two articles bring this home of just what Ratzinger is up to. One is from Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, posted on November 2 as a follow-up to his article on defaming the English Martyrs from last week, and the other is from Atila Sinke Guimarães on the hidden agenda in Ratzinger's encyclical Caritas in veritate. Read between the lines and you'll see the socialistic/communist leanings of the man in red shoes. Whether you want to call him "Pope" as Atila does or "antipope" and "antichrist" as sedevacantists must consider him, he is still, according to true Roman Pontiffs of the past and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church, been declared "anathema sit" - "let him be accursed." These articles should wake up the faithful to what's really happening in moving closer to establishing a Christless cathedral to house the One World Religion.

    To those who have lost their sensus Catholicus what is scarier than anything that can be conjured up for Halloween is that they do not see the grave fallacies of what Count Ratzinger and his conciliar zombies are doing in sucking whatever Catholicism still exists from the minds of the flocks, thus deadening hearts and souls. As exhibit A we have Benedict ignoring those martyrs who gave their lives in England for Christ and His true Church in the face of fierce opposition, oppression and persecution rather than become Anglicans. Evidently it doesn't matter anymore if we can have a compromise that forgets the bloody martyrdoms of those who would not compromise with Henry VIII and his man-made false religion of the Church of England (read Anglican/Episcopalian) and why they sacrificed their lives. To Benedict that's all water (read: blood) under the bridge as far as this modernist Hegelian in charge of the conciliar church is concerned in making conciliatory cosmetic advances to another imploding false structure as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey documents in his essay Defaming The English Martyrs

    And for exhibit B we offer the Chinese Martyrs who must be flabbergasted at the total sell-out of Benedict Arnold, erh, Benedict XVI (what's the difference? both are traitors) in condoning the People's Communist National Catholic Church founded by that loveable dictator Mao Tse Tung, you know, the guy who murdered 70 million souls (not to mention abortions). You see Ratzinger now is pressuring those in the underground Church who have strived since the fifties to remain loyal to Rome to join Mao's church. They know now, without a shadow of doubt that Rome did not remain loyal to them or to Christ as you'll see posted by Traditio Mao would be so proud of Benedict XVI

    While we can see Obama dragging the United States to Marxism, few realize that Modernist Rome is doing the same thing through their own 'Pravda' L'Osservatore Romano. Guess the secret word and you could nominate a reprobate from the past to praise with revisionist thinking totally with the approval of the chief Hegelian in the Vatican who has always shared the same philosophy as Barack Obama and Karl Marx. Groucho? He was just a dirty old man. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey once again exposes the real dirty ones from Georg Sans to Gian Maria Vian to Ratzinger and the absolute absurdity of those who still insist on calling the church Ratzinger heads as 'Catholic.' It can't possibly be as he provides proof from true Popes of the past in his essay L'Osservatore Marxista

  • Believing His Own Stuff Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-10

  • Messiah Without A Purpose Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-8

  • Lyndon Baines Walker Bush Obama Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-3

  • Huck Passes The Buck Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-2

  • Obama the Obsequious Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 11-18

    There is no getting around it, the man at 1600 Pennsylvania and the man usurping the Holy See are joined at the hip and, though they may think their Hegelian idealogy is hip, it only forebodes more danger ahead for everyone. Catholics everywhere need to beware that Ratzinger is no friend of Christ or the Faith but will readily and has readily sold out the Church's rightful position to the satanic United Nations. The truth is there is no difference between Obama and Ratzinger. They are both manipulators in moving the world towards a New World Order and into the waiting arms of the devil as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey points out in his piece Implementing Obamadict's New World Order 11-12

    The lastest flu scare is proven to be another fabricated crisis that Obama and his Maoist Marxist minions are using to strongarm America into ceding more rights, poisoning Americans that will lead to further enslavement and death camps. Hospitals are being forced to report every flu symptom as "Swine flu" aka H1N1 to bolster the numbers and to pad the pockets of pharmaceuticals and others who profit from the mishaps of others in true schadenfreude form. But that is, as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, points out, nothing but misdirection for those who fear for their life, because the real crisis is how many don't realize if they did die from the flu or anything else (and everyone reading this will die some day) that the only protection, the only insurance guaranteed to attain Heaven is being in the state of Sanctifying Grace. The only way to receive this "salvific shot" is to visit the infirmary of Divine Mercy in the Sacrament of Penance, administered by a true consecrated priest with the power to forgive sins. Any other way - this side of a perfect Act of Contrition - renders the rest plumb out of luck as Tom details in Oink

  • Stalking Us All Narcissists never get it as is evident with BHO aka Barry Soetero as well as Ratzinger/Benedict and the rest who think they can go it alone without Christ in charge. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey

  • Flying The Flag for the Commies American Empire Travesty at 1600 Pennsylvania, not to mention the Empire State Building Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey

  • Why We Must Oppose Naturalism and Naturalists Tea Parties may be impressive, but without Christ and His True Church there can be no sweetness, only bitterness. No wonder there is so much divisiveness. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey

  • TelePropmTer: Weapon of Disinformation Who's the one behind Obama's teleprompter? Without it he's a blithering idiot. With it he's dangerous to souls and the health care package he's trying to ramrod through smells of brimstone. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey

  • Meet Barack Obam's Death Squads You can tell a man by the company he keeps and who he appoints. Resident Obama is an open book that should be banned before history repeats itself with a modern Third Reich. Jon Christian Ryter

    Though we have stayed out of the fray on counsel by our confessor not to comment on the specific sad events taking place in the Queen City, chiefly because we have never met any of the principals involved and we deplore gossip, to suppress facts which Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has brought to light would be covering up what needs to be expressed. We place this in the SSPX category since the manner former Society priests are acting replicates a SSPX cult mentality. Tom, above all parties because of his travels, is more in touch with the pulse of the traditional movement than any one else. Therefore, when he writes what he has written it is only prudent to link his tough-love article, which explains much on the whys and wherefores of the scandals presently dividing St. Gertrude the Great and gravely harming souls. We ask you to pray for all parties concerned - both clergy and laity - and to read St. Matthew 18: 1-20 in understanding the grave harm being done and what all parties need to do to alleviate the cancer there as Tom painfully identifies in the articles below.

  • "Partial" Communion Only Goes So Far Putting any hope in Fellay is useless Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey

  • Bishop Fellay Accepted 95% of Vatican II Firm reply to Bishop Fellay for expelling Fr. Meramo. Fr. Basilio Méramo

  • Awakening from a False Obedience Five cases beg to differ with Fellay's tactics and direction. Atila Sinke Guimarães

  • Appeasing Those Who Hate The Holy Name Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-13

  • Collapsing Before Our Very Eyes Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-6

  • Drinking More Than Swiss Miss Chocalate Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 12-1

  • Never Afaid to Scandal the Little Ones Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 11-30

  • A Truly Quiet Revolution Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 11-29

  • Ashamed of Christ the King In Life, He Will Be Ashamed of You in Death Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 11-28

  • More Than Enough Chaos To Go Around Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 11-25

    For so many years the conciliarists from the top on down have been dodging secular authorities, claiming diplomatic immunity as they continue to not only cover-up sodomite clerics intent on preying on innocent boys, but move them around so they can continue their perversity. Traditional Catholics can see the cover-up so clearly, but until recently most could not. Now the Supreme Court may just step in and sink the Bismark, so to speak. For more, see Traditio's comments Supreme Court to clear up conciliar collusion confusion

  • When Apostates Are Two of a Kind Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 11-21

  • Refusing to Take Ratzinger At His Word Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 11-20

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  • In fully observing the holy Season of Advent, we begin during Ember Week the "O Antiphons", a tradition long observed by holy Mother Church since the eighth century. Said in the Office for the day, they are derived from various titles of Christ and scripturally based short prayers said from the 17th through the 23rd of December by which the Church expresses her deep longing for the coming of the Messiah. In addition, we present the expanded special additional prayers each day, counting down to the Nativity of our Savior of the Christmas Novena Prayer to be said in conjunction with the Christmas Novena Prayer "Hail and blessed be the hour... to obtain favors if one's requests are in accordance with God's will. It is believed that whoever recites the prayer below with a pious heart 15 times a day from November 30th to December 25th, will obtain whatever is asked. For these prayers in preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord, see O Antiphons

    The appearance of the Blessed Mother of God to a peasant in 1531 just outside of Mexico City stands as a landmark in Church history for while millions were defecting from the true Church in Europe due to the Protestant Revolution fostered by Martin Luther, John Calvin and Henry Tudor of England, Our Lady balanced the scales by prompting the conversions of millions in the New World and ending human sacrifice. Fast forward nearly 500 years and we have the same atrocity of human sacrifice afflicting the world once again. This time it is in the womb. In the tilma of Guadalupe, scientists have discovered many amazing miracles within the fibers of the cloth that continues to live. Most amazing is the fact that in a sonagram of Our Lady's womb is the Christ Child. For the story of Guadalupe, see Our Lady of Guadalupe - the Living Miracle that lives on

    It is a sad fact that the most apostate council in the history of the Church closed on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Perhaps it is also a signal that Our Lady had had enough of the heresy promulgated in the various documents and the revolution that the council promulgated. While we commisserate the 44 years since its conclusion, we should remember that December 8 is a very special day in the United States - a Holy Day of Obligation - in which Americans honor the Patroness of our country - the Mother of God, immaculately conceived in St. Anne's womb. A reminder: Catholics everywhere are to do all in their power to avoid servile work (save for necessary duties such as a job, etc.) and to not shop on this day. For those who cannot attend a Traditional Mass, we encourage you to pray the Proper of the Holy Mass for this First Class Feast Gaudens gaudebo in concert with the Ordinary of the Mass at home with your family as well as the Holy Rosary. If you think fulfilling your obligation will be fulfilled by attending a novus ordo service, you are gravely mistaken and might as well attend the protestant service down the street, which, as most know, will thankfully be closed anyway. So honor Our Lady and her Divine Son by worthily praying at home unless you can attend the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Pray that the counterfeit church of conciliarism will soon collapse since it is not of God and cannot last as Jesus defines in St. Matthew 7: 13-20.

    Besides being the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, December 7 is the Double Feast of the Holy Doctor of the Church Saint Ambrose. Ambrose was the first to migrate from the north, the Rhineland area of Trier and settled in Milan, Italy where he cast away a lucrative career as a lawyer and politician to accept the people's acclaim as their Bishop. He ruled in holiness and justice and was responsible for converting and nurturing Saint Augustine among thousands of converts. Together they fought vigorously against the Arian heresy towards the end of the 4th century. Unlike the pansy conciliar 'bishops' of today, and, sadly, the slow-to-respond true bishops within the Traditional movement of holy Mother Church, Ambrose stood strong against the heretics and even the emperor for he was not ashamed of proclaiming Christ's truths nor was he afraid of offending anyone if they offended God. What we need today are men with the backbone of St. Ambrose to stand against the usurpers, to cry out "You are false shepherds, begone! Bring back the true Faith to the starving, depleted, scattered flocks." He was a unifier. Is there anyone who will step forward and truly unite Catholics once more against the heresies so rampant today? This pagan-born saint is known as Saint Ambrose "Converter of Saints"

    For so long the affliction of epilepsy was considered a stigma equating to insanity or even possession. Thanks to the advances of the neurological sciences and medicines, more has come to light in the last decade than the past two millennia and yet it was a saint early in that first millennia whom we turn to for intercession for quite possibly he understood by the grace of God that the involuntary convulsions suffered by many could be healed. This man, St. Vitus, guided by his mentor St. Modestus and his nursemaid St. Crescentia, gave their very lives for God. Today they are among the fourteen martyrs we call upon to give assistance in times of trouble. It has been a troubling two decades for our son and we entreat St. Vitus to intercede on Kevin's behalf as Cyndi enlightens all on the discoveries made from the grueling tests he underwent recently as she explains in her lesson Helpless but not Hopeless

    Editor Michael Cain has written a necessary editorial on how a molehill has erupted into a malevolent mountain, a monstrous one at that. He reminds all that building such out of molehills is how wars have started, why the Protestant Revolution garnered such ferocity and why over the past 50 years so many have been duped as well by Vatican II. The key to saving souls is to keep those molehills low so they don't build, for the higher they rise in perception, the more of a stumbling block they become and satan loves hardening traps. That is why it is vital to curb the current battle going on in the Queen City for many of Christ's little ones are in danger of being scandalized by what these molehills have become. What so many fail to realize is that moles are blind! No wonder they work in the dark, much like lucifer who is afraid of the Light. That is why we have to be so careful of anonymous gossip mongers whether on blogs or those who rush together a site in spite to attack good men. A bishop must take responsibility for allowing it to fester as it has and Cain offers an intervention, an olive branch, so to speak, in an attempt to end the bitter infighting that does nothing but harm souls. He asks all to pray that all parties forgive and love one another as Christ commands, and for all parties to Cease Fire!

    Griff Ruby provides his third part on the Bible of the First Century Church. It is interesting that many assimilate Carthage with Hannibal and his siege on Rome, but Carthage should go down in history as the turning point in establishing the course of today's Bible for it was at the Council of Carthage in 397 that the Church Fathers determined what should stay in and what should be expunged from all the writings accumulated over the first few centuries, most from the First Century Church. Thus St. Jerome was assigned to finish the task with the Latin Vulgate with the full approval and Authority of the Successor of St. Peter in harmony with the perennial, infallible Magisterium of the Church. It would remain solid until the Protestant Revolution when the apostates sought to revert back to early times and thus, rather than seeing that the early Church had it right, countered with the Jewish tiers which even then still included prayers for the dead which those who, in the early 16th Century thought they had a better idea than God, could not abide by. Machabees had to go as well as other books that proved the fact that they had left the Church established by Christ. Christians? Hardly. It would take the Council of Trent to clarify that and to re-establish once and for all the contents of Divine Revelation. It took Hannibal two decades to invade Rome in the Punic Wars two centuries before Christ. It would take only 50 years in our times for the conciliar usurpers to undermine all holy Mother Church had built up over two millennia in trying to overthrow Eternal Rome. We can take consolation that in the end, Hannibal was not successful and the conciliar usurpers will fail as well as Griff points out in Rock Solidly Set in Stone .

    Stephen Grieve completes the second part of the essence of the Gospel of St. Matthew 23: 1-3 which basically served as the launching point for Our Lord to castigate the seemingly ruling authority of His days, but which Steve proves Christ was declaring them usurpers and not valid holders of the 'seat of Moses.' Likewise, Steve illustrates how the same arguments holds true for the conciliar usurpers who have seized the throne through material means, but are totally invalid and should definitely stir the sensibilities of those who continue to elude the inevitability that a true pope would never and could never do what the conciliar leaders in Rome have done for the past 50 years as he provides proof in part eight of his series Toward a Scriptural Brief proving Sede Vacante with Usurpers of the Old and New Covenants

    This special feature is provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. With the type so small in most bibles, we publish it here in larger type in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock on the Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. The commentary for the Fourth Sunday of Advent lays out the expectations of the great Light in the darkness Who will redeem man as has been foretold with the immediate precursor of the Messias being St. John the Baptist proclaiming the Lord by being the Voice of one crying in the wilderness in fulfilling the prophecy of Isaias that "all flesh shall see salvation" by alerting the world to pray and repent, to "make straight His paths." A manifestation that God depends on man for cooperation in abiding by His holy will as can be seen in this Sunday's Commentary "Make Straight His Paths" "Make Straight His Paths"

    In the midst of Advent we take time to rejoice as we say several times during the holy Sacrifice of the Mass Gaudete; something that gives us hope just as it inflamed the hearts of those hearing St. John the Baptist to repent for the Lord was nigh. The Haydock Commentary for the Third Sunday of Advent, provided by John Gregory, expresses joy for all in both the Epistle where St. Paul speaks of the attributes of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with Repentant Prayer, Adoration, Petition and Thanksgiving in preparation for the Lord and in the gospel of St. John, his namesake the Baptist, when grilled by the Jews, confounds them by not identifying Who the Lord is by name, but by the Old Testament prophecies and when interrogated as to who the Baptist is he answers with what Isaias foretold as "the voice of one crying in the wilderness" in The Voice of the Precursor

    The Haydock Commentary for the Solemnity of the Double of the First Class Feast of the Immaculate Conception, provided to us by John Gregory, show how from all eternity God had chosen the most pure Star of the sea, the light of the heavens reflected in the purest human tabernacle ever created - the Blessed Virgin Mary. Though not specifically identified in Proverbs, we see in the Gospel of St. Luke that she is indeed named, not only specifically as Mary, but "full of grace" and "blessed"..."among all women." This confirmation comes directly from God via His Archangel Gabriel and is all the more stunning since Mary is truly a virgin, at the time of her conception through her Assumption she remains forever ever virgin, ever pure, ever Immaculate as we see in the commentary for this Holyday, From All Eternity

    John Gregory has provided Father Leo George Haydock's cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary on the Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. The commentary for the Second Sunday of Advent expresses hope for all in both the Epistle where St. Paul speaks of patience in persevering for Christ and in the Gospel our Lord manifests to the Baptist's disciples that Jesus is indeed the Messias Whom John the Baptist has strived to make way the path for. Christ proves this through the prophecies of the Old Testament, specifically the prophet Isaias who foretold the "Root of Jesse" and affirming St. John the Baptist as a prophet as the immediate Precursor of the Messias. In fact, Our Lord reveals that His cousin in prison is "More Than A Prophet"

    John Gregory has provided Father Leo George Haydock's cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary on the Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. The First Sunday of Advent, the very first day of the new Liturgical Year begins the one-year cycle anew picking up with the apocalyptic warning Christ echoed in the Last Sunday of Pentecost's Gospel and Epistle. With the world, especially America ignoring the Scriptures of "not rioting and drunknenness," "not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy" should we follow the PC police and policies or Christ? That is a no-brainer to those who take their Faith seriously. Have we not seen the signs? There have been signs and we fail to see what they mean as the rest of the world goes merrily on its way toward perdition. Today's Gospel and Epistle forewarns us and yet so many opt to be politicaly correct rather than Christ-correct! Unless we "put on Christ" in all we do, we had better be prepared to put on an asbestos suit for we're going to need it when "the powers of Heaven shall be moved" and many will realize it's too late. For those who have clothed themselves in the armor of Faith and grace, there will be nothing to fear for "the kingdom of God is at hand" as indicated in the Haydock Commentary, Don't say we weren't warned

    Stephen Grieve continues his multi-part series that should definitely stir the sensibilities of those who continue to elude the inevitability that a true pope would never and could never do what the conciliar leaders in Rome have done for the past 50 years. Having completed a six-part treatise on 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7, Steve tackles the Gospel of St. Matthew, specifically chapter 23, verses one to three in proving the basis for a sede vacante stance based on holy Scripture itself. Steve refutes two who attack the sedevacantist stance, clearly delineating where their false arguments fall apart. Steve illustrates Christ's true intent when speaking of the Scribes and Pharisees in part seven of his series Toward a Scriptural Brief proving Sede Vacante with The Vacant Chairs of Moses and Peter

    Today we celebrate the Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint John of the Cross. Born in Spain, this wise and holy man had obstacle after obstacle placed in his path throughout his life. Despite the roadblocks, from the earliest possible drowning accident he was protected - under the mantle of the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph. He longed for perfection, desiring to please only our Lord, so much so that he accepted pain and suffering willfully, even to being demeaned and ridiculed, called an apostate and worse. Through all of this he still kept the Faith when all about him wanted to take it away. He was encouraged by a saintly pupil whom he aided greatly in reform of the Carmelites - St. Teresa of Avila. God confirmed to all his persecutors that this holy priest was right and deserved the aura of sanctity at his death, which this saint had foretold the exact year, month, day and hour. He wrote a book that boosts the confidence of so many who have those times of doubt about their Faith. He showed where faith is not about feelings, but about perseverance during those dark nights of the soul. Saint John of the Cross was the dauntless Apostle of Perseverance.

    Griff Ruby continues with his second part on the Bible of the First Century Church in explaining that the more the teachings of Christ were promulgated, the more opposition began to build for many were protecting their territory, fearing a depletion in their own ranks and regarding these Christians as "opponents" to the old ways. Interesting in contrasting these early reformers with the reformers of later centuries. The difference is that those in the early Church were guided by men inspired by God, in total harmony with tradition whereas those in the later times - such as the Arian heresy, then the Protestant Reformation, and subsequent new sects such as Mormonism, etc. - were inspired by their own pride to think they had a better idea than God. As the days, months and years waned in that first Century, Christians began to realize the old tier system of the Torah must be abandoned in favor of the New Covenant that promised eternal life if they followed the teachings of the Savior. By doing so they were in total harmony with Tradition as Griff explains in his second installment From Tier to Eternity .

    Griff Ruby begins a new series on the Bible of the First Century Church. Many fail to realize the situation in the Early Church for they did not have the "New Testament" as we know it today at their beck and call. Rather, they were living it and immediately after Christ ascended into Heaven not a word had been 'published.' What was playing out in those days was awareness of the fulfillment of the "Law and the Prophets" of the Old Testament. The transition would come gradually and there was much parsing out to do in discerning what was truly inspired by the Holy Ghost and what was interesting and applicable, but not divine revelation, and what was quite possibly rubbish from which much of it was damaging, even heretical. Carefully, those ordained by Heaven to participate in establishing what the Spirit directed, would separate the wheat from the chaff and in due time, taking the scrolls written down in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, it would all be amassed into one language: the mother tongue of the Church by one equally inspired: St. Jerome. That would not happen until early in the fifth century when the first bible was compiled: The Latin Vulgate. Griff explains in his first installment Transition from the Old to Ascertaining the New .

    Though superseded this year by the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday was the feast of a man the Church rightfully labels Magnus: Saint Albert the Great. He was a man who the devil definitely did not want to become a priest, let alone a Dominican. He was the only saint of the Church called "Great" who was not a Sovereign Pontiff. He was part and parcel of the fruits of the century of saints in the thirteenth century and played an integral role in the 14th Ecumenical Council. Albert staunchly defended his pupil once called "the dumb ox" against all kinds of calumny and subterfuge, and always in charity. Little did he or anyone else at the time realize how smart St. Thomas Aquinas truly was. Through the guidiance of the Holy Ghost and spurred by a deep love for Christ and His Church, St. Albert continued right up to his death with teaching the Faith even though he suffered in his later years from Alzheimer's well before it was even called that. This great saint was truly Albertus Magnus: Tutor to the Angelic Doctor.

    Stephen Grieve continues his multi-part series that should stir the sensibilities of those who continue to elude the inevitability that a true pope would never and could never do what the conciliar leaders in Rome have done for the past 50 years. For his sixth installment, Steve provides more scriptural evidence that Peter was the one Paul was protecting for while Paul was preaching to the Greeks, Peter was in Rome laying the foundations for the Church entrusted to him by Christ in St. Matthew 16: 18-19. It was a commonly held secret that Peter was the chief man above all in the position he had been appointed to by Our Lord. Steve shows how this was known as was the fact that sometime in the future another man (katechon) [ό κατέχων] 'acting as a pope' would rise to the position Peter held and would lead the Church away from Christ into apostasy. Paul was speaking in code for it did not pertain to the generation he was preaching to, but to a later generation - ours. Hopefully all will take note of this sixth part of "Towards a Scriptural Brief proving Sede Vacante" with The 'Secret' and The Roman Connection - Further Backgrounder on 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7

    Editor Michael Cain presents an instant lesson on herpetology, reminding all that a reptile can shed its skin, but it cannot shed its predatory nature, especially if it is venomous. Peel away the surface and you'll see what lurks beneath. Much like the rotting sepulchres and vipers Our Lord castigated, today the climate is even worse. Sin is rampant everywhere and those of virtue are being isolated. But there are a few brave ones who have joined the Resistance against the 'Visitors' from the netherworld. Such is also the scenario of a fictitious account out of Hollywood with a series called "V" that contains more truth than many realize. There is an eerie parallel to the very fact that, just over a year ago, America elected a man who totally mesmerized the masses. Without doing the proper security search, they bought the exotic basket and now they seem paralyzed in a trance, unable to do anything until it's too late. Others are beginning to truly see the wicked in the wicket and are now snapping out of their stupor and stepping back, trying to warn others that the fancy basket contains a deadly cobra, a Communist one at that. This should shock everyone into realizing the parallel of perils we find ourselves in as Cain reveals in his editorial Beware of the Serpent Behind the V

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