This Saturday begins a campaign organized by Bishop Robert McKenna, which he is calling a Rosary Crusade. First announced yesterday here on the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, precursor of the Word Incarnate, we heartily encourage all to participate. This Rosary Crusade is, if you will, a last ditch effort to rally Traditional Catholics everywhere to bury the hatchets and come together in prayer for a common cause so vital to Our Lady and all of Heaven: the conversion of souls to the True Faith for the salvation of souls and our country, currently in the throes of a slippery slope toward socialistic Marxism and atheism (read hell), where Christians will be persecuted in the manner of the early Christians. Unlawful and immoral laws are being enacted by the disciples of the devil in Washington and elsewhere to eradicate Christ as not only our Sovereign King and the Son of God, but One Who is the Antithesis of all satan has planned. As Our Lady foretold at La Salette and as Pope Leo XIII foresaw, lucifer now reigns in Rome and there are antichrists everywhere. Will we sit back and let the devil win, or will we make a concerted effort to encourage others to join in devoting the next fifteen Saturdays to storming Heaven with Rosaries, Holy Mass and Holy Communion in praying for God's ordaining Will to be fulfilled? In truth, folks, Traditional Catholics are the only ones left to resist. God is counting on us. Will we let Him down? Those who are unable to attend Mass on Saturdays, can make their Sunday Mass in lieu of Saturday, but the important thing is to participate and offer Masses and Holy Communions for this cause. It begins this Saturday, the traditional observance of Our Mother of Perpetual Help and extends through the feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus on October 3 leading to Rosary Sunday on October 4 in anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on October 9. Won't you please join in this noble crusade for the sake of souls everywhere, for family and country. For the devotions and purpose, compiled by Bishop McKenna, we have put together a special page for you to follow at 15 Saturdays Devotion

      We also ask all to pray for Bishop McKenna who underwent surgery on his wrist Monday, for his carpal tunnel syndrome which had prevented him from saying Holy Mass. Our prayers go out for his speedy recovery so he may soon return to the altar which is his first duty for souls, confecting the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Lord knows there are few left who are validly consecrated to provide the true Sacraments of holy Mother Church.

Sermon by Bishop Daniel Dolan

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Sermon by Bishop Donald Sanborn

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  • Winning at the Waiting Game Truly the writing is on the wall. Ratzinger in his clever Hegelian way has gained the upper hand on the SSPX and they're caught in the web, stuck on the strands of suppositions with no escape other to admit the sedevacantists are right, that their founder Archbishop Lefebvre in his last years was closer to realizing these men could not possibly be Catholic popes for they had veered far from the Faith. Tom cites how the SSPX railed against what happened in Campos and now, those very same words can be turned on them as the bargain has already been struck. Only the i's need to be dotted and the t's need to be crossed to doublecross those who have put their trust in the cult known as the Society of St. Pius X. The rumors that have been circulating over the past year will finally all become known once the Society in league with the Modernists decide what to do with their 'embarrassment' known as Bishop Richard Williamson who is truly unpredictable. But it is not unpredictable what Bishop Bernard Fellay is doing for it's been done before. It began with a man named Judas. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-18

  • Vatican Insists: Chinese Catholics Must Merge "Delivery of the Underground Church to Communism." Those are TIA's words, folks. While Ratzinger works the strings with Fellay, he is manipulating the manipulated and manipulators alike in Red China. In a move that cries of apostasy (as if this were something new with B16) he has told the Christians to offer incense to the Roman gods. Well, not really, but it's basically the same thing by recognizing the state-run, man-made religion of the Chinese Patriotic Church which, like the counterfeit church of conciliarism and its pope who is not one, have sold out Our Lord and His Church. We don't know if the price was thirty pieces of silver or fear of the Communists or furthering the Communist agenda of One World Religion. That's the path Ratzinger is on and with the latest news from Modernist Rome's Compendium, the noble Cardinal Kung must be turning over in his grave at the betrayal of the true Faith he tried so desperately to preserve for so many years, all wiped out by these false antipopes who act as antichrists. Since this article is on the Tradition in Action website, do you think they'll connect the dots and finally admit Ratzinger cannot be Catholic, let alone a true pope? Do you think? Don't you think you should ask them how they can publish his apostasies and still recognize him? Margaret Galitzin 6-18

  • Intent on Controlling Mind and Body In the aftermath of the killings of George Tiller and a security guard in D.C., those who cling to the Faith are under assault and intimidation by the pandering left lemmings and disciples of the devil to do the bidding of Comrade, or should we say Socialist Premier Barack Hussein Obama in his siege of freedoms long cherished in this country. Yet, though love of country is noble and patriotism is laudable, we must always remember that God comes first and foremost at all times and any time, such as the atrocities going on under the Obama administration in which life continues to be denied to the most innocent of beings under cover of a law that is unjust and, therefore, no law at all. We must prepare for that time Our Lord foretold when we will be intimidated, hunted, persecuted and yes, die for Christ for if they hated Him, how much more will they hate those who are loyal to the Son of God? The time is coming. Prepare and do not be mollified by the talking heads on the right for though what they propose has merit, it is as empty cymbals if they do not put as the first priority the reestablishment of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ under the Church He established on earth, and no, that is not the conciliar one in Rome, but that which remains in the catacombs as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. Perhaps those who have remained in the catacomb chapels, remaining true, have been led so as a sort of basic training for the battle that lies ahead for those who misuse power today are truly intent in controling mind and well as the soul. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-14

  • Mother Earth Day Atila documents how South America is gaining control of the global push to go green, to dismiss the divine words in Genesis in their quest to deify the earth and punish those who would use her for their own survival as God intended. Marxists like Evo Morales, Leonardo Boff and UN Secretary General Miguel d'Escoto all are touting the Communist mantra as lately in the U.S. Comrade Obama has joined in the chant. Be very, very wary of all the propaganda about 'going GREEN' because it's really a buzz word for 'going RED' as in Red Communist. While Atila understands this, still, in continuing to ignore our challenge to connect the dots in respect to recognizing an apostate as a pope, what Atila did not point out in exposing the culprits is that everyone of them bases the foundation of their heresy on Vatican II which spawned Liberation Theology and gave life to the red agendas we see everywhere today because of Angelo Roncalli's Pact of Metz in 1962 that was a total surrender of the Church's mission to stand strong against heresy and to stop the spread of Russia's errors as Our Lady had warned at Fatima in no doubt confirming what she most probably prophesied of the Great Apostasy and that Rome would lose the Faith and become, as it has, the seat of the Antichrist. Atila Sinke Guimarães 6-4

  • American capitalism gone with a whimper . . . Though the guy in Rome is getting competition in the 'Antichrist' department from the guy presently in the White House, who this week the treasonous traitor and czars maker is abroad on his second Apology Tour pandering to pagans in Arab lands in selling out America. That is why we also bring you an article from Pravda, and no, we are not talking about the liberal mainstream drive-by media but the one and only Russian organ in which, for once, it lives up to its name - "Truth" in publishing an article that should wake those who have been lulled into an hypnotic trance by Obamania, his enablers the MSM, and the Demoncrat Party along with the Republican'ts. Wake up, America, before it's too late! Stanislav Mishin 6-4

  • "Reichstag II Tom nails what is happening in America and the trigger for history to drastically repeat itself with another Reichstag. That trigger was conveniently (for Obama's Administration) pulled by a solo gunman on Sunday in a Protestant lodge aka 'church'. For Barack's SS troopers from Napolitano to Holder et alii this is exactly what they have been waiting for to fall into their laps and they are only too happy to use the notorious abortionist physician George "the Killer" Tiller as a martyr for their cause with the help of the pro-abortion agitators to institute intensified interrogation and persecution of pro-lifers for such crimes as stating one is praying for the conversion of abortionists. Hitler's tactics are the method Comrade Fuhrer Obama is employing in every facet of government along with his radical corporate invasions of the infrastructure industry while draining citizens through deception, false hopes and unfair taxation, not to mention runaway intimidation in an effort to create another Nazi regime with obvious signs of Marxist and Fascist tendencies to deprive America of the freedom she has long enjoyed, but abused in turning from God. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-1

  • "Wonder No More As apologists scramble to defuse Rabbi Metzger's shocking statement that he has documentation from Ratizinger that the 'Church' will no longer seek to Christianize Jews, Tom points to the evidence that cannot be denied by Ratzinger's persistent words and actions that short-circuits any effort to defray the blame from where the source lies: Benedict XVI. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 5-30

  • Red China: Workshop for the New Ecclesiology Tom, in a lengthy documented treatise, asks: "Will the the Vatican simply wave its bureaucratic hand and pretend, positivistically, that there has "always been one church in China" and seek to "educate" the Catholics who have been suffering in the underground church that they must accommodate themselves to the "actual reality" of the situation in their country and thus silence themselves about the evils being promoted by the government?" We all know the answer to that as he mows down the underground church as tanks rolling through Red Square. Apostasy knows no limits. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 5-29

  • "Revising the Faith in order to be Free of Christ the King One wouldn't believe it unless they saw the proof and Tom provides the proof that Ratzinger is intentionally trying to distance himself and the conciliar church as far from Christ the King as possible by his Hegelian agenda to revise the Faith to justify his apostate demolition. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 5-20

  • Should Christians 'respect' other religions? Leave it to a Protestant to prove the pope is not Catholic and that Vatican II broke from the true Church with the insanity of Lumen Gentium. Memo to Mr. Mohler: despite what you hear from the modernists, true Catholics do not believe one can be saved through the Islam faith nor the Protestant faith nor any other faith but only IN, not "subsists in", the holy Roman Catholic faith founded by Christ the Lord and dogmatically established for all time that "Outside the Church there is no salvation." R. Albert Mohler, Jr. 5-19

  • "When He comes, shall He find, think you, Faith on Earth?" Tom lays out the sad, tragic facts that have played out this week in the Mideast and South Bend, assuring that it will be slim pickens when the Lord returns. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 5-17

  • How Notre Dame Drifted Away from the Catholic Church Schlicta of the American Thinker has some very good points, albeit he is way off base when he states that the "conservative" Joseph Ratzinger will right the ship. Say what?!! He should read Tom's article above before expressing such cockamaniac pipedreams. Paul Schlicta 5-17

  • Having No Regard for the Horror of Sin While Notre Shame's president John Jenkins washes his hands in the manner of Pontius Pilate, God knows his heart and mind. He knows very well he is not in accord with God's holy will, but rather he possesses the same mindset of those who cowered under Nazi intimidation in the 30's. Why could history repeat itself when a Catholic presbyter is arrested on a Catholic campus for PRAYING? Ah, there's the rub. It can all be traced to Vatican II and the apostasy of the counterfeit church of conciliarism which usurped the true authority of the Church, forcing the abandonment of the Church's universal duty to be vigilant and stand as the moral beacon for the world. Sin, which was once shunned and eternal punishment for it greatly feared, is now touted and encouraged. Resident Obama will speak today on the South Bend campus, demonstrations will take place - many prayerful, but others disruptive and the Pravda media will spin it as dangerous, radical pro-lifers "out of control" while ol' Barack Barrabas will act smug and smirk for the cameras, trying to justify infanticide as a mere 'choice' in illustrating so clearly how man, especially a narcissistic madman like BHO, rationalizes. But then how is he any different than the man in Rome who allows it and covers it up, while selling souls - his own to begin with - for the sake of political expediency? Pray for those so-called "intellectuals" who think they know what's right for man without giving God a glance: students, professors, presbyters, prelates, politicians and press. They need it! How did it all come to this topsy-turvy turn of events in history? Because they do not realize what a hell they have created. It all can be traced to the real culprit that has plunged the world into chaos: Vatican II! Do those who know really realize what a hell they have created here and in the hereafter? Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 5-16

  • L'Osservatore Del Naturalista Tom shows where Gian Maria Vian serves as both Ratzinger and Obama's useful idiot as the babbling editor of the once respected L'Osservatore Romano, which today is closer to the National Enquirer and The New York Times in its leftist attitude, ambiguity and outright lies! Tom cites previous true Popes condemning the very words Vian speaks which are the same the Curia speaks and the man who appointed all of them speaks. In attempting to rationalize the "seamless garment theory" popularized by the homosexual-oriented late Cardinal Bernardin of, surprise, Chicago, Vian bends over backward to defend another, surprise, community organizer from Chicago who was of like mind with Bernardin in promoting sin. The only problem is that that man went on to illegally and invalidly wrest the Presidency of the United States under the pretense that he was a legitimate American citizen without proof. Of course, Ratzinger and his conciliar predecessors did the same thing. So, as they say, birds (vultures come to mind?) of a feather, stick together in the outright attack on Catholic truth. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-22

  • Suborning Sin Comrade Obama's latest proclamation of celebrating the grievous sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance and applauding those who commit this heinous act of sodomy only shows how much satan is in charge. However, to Catholics no one can take June away from us as the month dedicated solely to the Most Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-7

  • No "Common Ground" Between Truth and Error Oh, Resident Obama is clever with his double-speak and smooth talking nonsense that twists morality into an extreme and tries to place immorality on the same plane while complaining that how dare we take potshots at something sinful. Yet the zombies in the crowd and Pravda press bought it lock, stock and barrel. Leave it to Dr. Droleskey to give you the truth serum. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 5-18

  • Obama Practices the Low Art of Political Seduction at Notre Dame For those watching live the Obamination that took place Sunday at Notre Shame Unidiversity, tell us you were not reminded of that famous historic Apple commercial that ran only once during the Super Bowl in 1984, but had such a tremendous impact in depicting George Orwell's "1984" when Big Brother was addressing a mesmerized, dumbed down and duped crowd (IBM clones, much like today's conciliar clones) and one person dared to interrupt by flinging a sledge hammer at the screen? The picture above replicates that so well and only a few were allowed to dissent within the chasm of the modern Roman Colosseum known as the Joyce Center. Monday morning Rush Limbaugh nailed it when he identified the problem as not Obama per se, but the Church (read conciliar) for allowing such an abomination of obamination. The transcript tells it so clearly. Rush Limbaugh 5-18

  • Winona Rector of SSPX towing company line in selling out souls Fr. LeRoux turns nasty in lambasting critics of Ratzinger as he vainly tries to defend the apostate German. Surely SSPX members have got to wake up soon or else. Traditio 5-23

  • Archbishop Who? Failing to heed the words of their own founder, Fellay and company are complicit in their complacency to call out Ratzinger and correct the conciliar heresies. What they condone by their eagerness to please a an antipope is forbotten! Dr. Thomas Droleskey 5-9

  • Trust is a thing of the past with Fellay They say a picture tells a thousand words and the picture above says it all. Traditio 5-6

  • Kasper the unFriendly Ghost out to haunt SSPX Can you say cornered? Traditio 5-1

  • The heavenly weapon can misfire when abused. Fellay's manipulation puts many on guard. Traditio 4-28

  • Mon Dieu! Sacre Coeur off limits! Paris ordinary gravely hindering upcoming Chartres Pilgrimage. Traditio 4-27

  • They Like It! Why the counterfeit church of conciliarism continues to be the antithesis of Catholicism. Dr. Thomas 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

  • A Bold Show of Dissatisfaction in the SSPX Ranks How dare you, Msgr. Fellay. Fr. Basilio Méramo

  • Here Comes the Bride: The Music Starts Again for the SSPX Eye-opening critical analysis in PDF format. Bishop Donald Sanborn

  • Appeasers Never Learn Those who fear man's opinion and are guided by such will have much to fear when they stand before the Eternal Judge at their Particular Judgment. Whether it is Comrade Premier Obama allowing hundreds of Iranians to die in the streets because he's afraid of how Iran's barbaric Islamic Republic will judge him, the ultimate community organizer of chaos, or Ratzinger kowtowing to the radical Zionist interests, progressive conciliar prelates or Chinese Communism in order not to upset these enemies of Christ, Tom shows how such appeasers never learn because they're unwilling to do so. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-23

  • Tu es Sacerdos Tom rakes an apostate female reporter for the National Catholic Reporter (aka Distorter) over the coals - where so many are heading with their denial of infrangible Catholic truth - for her defamation of the holy priesthood and outright heretical statements. But Tom sees a greater danger here for below the surface he can see that the tripe she spews is shared by too many clerics and hierarchs in the counterfeit church of conciliarism in the "we're all priests" mentality that denies the uniqueness of the holy priesthood established by Christ and which true priests are indispensable for only they can confect the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist as alter Christus acting in the person of Christ for the faithful. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-17

  • Smashing Through the Conciliar Looking Glass - Tom presents the epitome of the art of tergiversation as put forth by one Joseph Ratzinger that boggles the mind, if not one's sensus Catholicus. The reflections in the conciliar looking glass are hideous to God and should be to man as well for this man whom the world calls 'pope' is neither that nor Catholic. Rather he is the antithesis of what Catholic means. In trying to pander to the progressivist and conservative camps, while still trying to passify and lure the Society of St. Pius X into his web, Ratzinger has turned into the Mad Hatter with his ramblings in his Hegelian efforts to try to save face with the pending showdown with the SSPX ordinations. The only question that remains is whether he'll turn into the cheesy Cheshire Cat or the crazed Queen of Hearts screaming "off with their heads"? We know what His Holiness Pope St. Pius X would do and did. But that was when we had a true holy Pontiff on the throne who understood that truth cannot ever change. As for Tweedle Dee in present Moderist Rome and Tweedle Dum in Econe? Well, stay tuned. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-11

  • The Insidious Tactics of Change The Modernists label it many things, using ambiguity to mask their true intent as Mark Stabinski points out. Some may ask what in the heck is "tergiversation" and it is the term most appropriate for describing the ambiguity employed to gut our holy Faith. The definition is "The act of practicing evasion or of being deliberately ambiguous," and also "the act of abandoning a party, cause, or faith." We can see in retrospect how this is the best term to explain how Vatican II and Modernism fused to phase out the uncompromising truths and traditions of holy Mother Church, being deliberate in their insidious agenda of abandoning not only the Church but the souls for which they were responsible for. Everything Stabinski writes in this article posted on Tradition in Action screams the admission of sedevacantism but for some strange reason, TIA remains oarless, stuck on that river called Denial. Mark Stabinski 6-9

  • Baal, Yes. Most Holy Trinity, No In this insane pc world, it's important to try to read between the lines, listening attentively to what conciliar 'popes' have not said, while thinking they did. It's truly a massive task of muddling through the tergiversation to realize what's being promoted is definitely not Catholic. Too many of us listened too long to what we wanted to hear, but ignored obvious omissions of recognition of the Most Holy Trinity before those who needed to hear that it's pure heresy to proclaim 'all worship the same God.' What all needed to hear was that they must be obedient to Christ's Own command for all men to believe and be baptized, for those who did not believe would be condemned. Rather than following Our Lord's life-saving precepts, the Modernist rulers of Rome have played politics with the heathens, afraid to offend them and instead not only gravely offends God but jeopardize countless souls, depriving them of the truth. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-9

  • Baal, Yes. Most Holy Trinity, No In this insane pc world, it's important to try to read between the lines, listening attentively to what conciliar 'popes' have not said, while thinking they did. It's truly a massive task of muddling through the tergiversation to realize what's being promoted is definitely not Catholic. Too many of us listened too long to what we wanted to hear, but ignored obvious omissions of recognition of the Most Holy Trinity before those who needed to hear that it's pure heresy to proclaim 'all worship the same God.' What all needed to hear was that they must be obedient to Christ's Own command for all men to believe and be baptized, for those who did not believe would be condemned. Rather than following Our Lord's life-saving precepts, the Modernist rulers of Rome have played politics with the heathens, afraid to offend them and instead not only gravely offends God but jeopardize countless souls, depriving them of the truth. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 6-9

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  • Griff Ruby completes his three-part series on the Anatomy of a Papal Resignation in which he provides the DNA, all forensics, you name it, as to the proof that the Sedevacantists are right. The problem is, like the famous scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, "they've been digging in the wrong places." Now Griff presents the Motherlode to free all from the Well of Souls. In the past we have all given reasons why we profess the conciliar 'popes' cannot be Catholic and therefore cannot be a true Popes. We have quoted sources ad infinitum, cited past Councils, true reliable Roman Pontiffs, saints, even Doctors of the Church, but many times those who oppose sedevacantism merely fire back with quotes from other saints or Councils or even Doctors of the Church, several times, we might add, taking them out of context, to try to prove that the Chair cannot be empty. And what do we arrive at? A stalemate where each side believes their argument trumps the other. Until now! Here Griff provides failsafe proof that cannot be denied, failsafe evidence that once Paul VI signed off on Lumen Gentium he visibly resigned from the post of Roman Pontiff. The point being very simple really, that, considering he became at that moment the leader of a new man-made organization, all who have succeeded him as supposed 'popes' including John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI are mere leaders of this other new organization, and, ergo, have been no more Catholic popes than Caiphas, Mohammed, John Calvin, John Smith or the Dalai Lama. It is no longer an "opinion", but fact. Griff proves his point in part three The Proof

    To enhance today'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. Today for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, we encounter one of the most oft quoted passages of Sacred Scripture, the eighth verse of chapter five of the first epistle of St. Peter whereby Christ's chosen first Pope employs the imagery of the devil being like a roaring lion always on the prowl to devour souls. That is why it ties in so well with today's Gospel of the rejoicing of one sinner returning to the fold. With satan roaming it truly is a victory worth celebrating when a soul is saved from this savage unearthly beast. For the Haydock Commentary of the Second Sunday after Pentecost's Epistle and Gospel, see Saving the sheep from the roaring lion

    While we normally focus on things spiritual and on the true Faith, editor Michael Cain devotes his editorial today to the very fact that citizens from sea to shining sea are fed up with what the government at the state and federal levels are doing. Their malfeasance has awakened the sleeping giant that is the American spirit. We're mad as hell over what has happened and would never occurred had we all been watchful. With our country turning toward Marxism faster than you can say "Groucho", it's time to get involved now or forever rue having any peace of mind, body, or even the soul. For that is what is at stake. Through a fast-growing grassroots movement, called the Honor In Office Act, we can turn a stifled garden into goodness for and by the people by weeding out dishonest politicians and special interest groups whose shell games, sneak attacks and hidden agendas have slithered through and become law, many times unjust ones at that, without our knowledge. This is tyranny, and we have but one last-gap effort to save our checks and balance system which is tilting so badly to the left right now. They are OUR representatives. They WORK FOR US. It's time we have some clout to hold them to account in returning decency and God to the equation. We will not render to Caesar what does not belong to Caesar or any other dishonest politician or unjust law. It is time to raise the Navy Jack, "Don't tread on me" and take action. Cain explains in his editorial, The Treasured Turf of Freedom

    At a time when the Roman Empire was crumbling and decaying from within, God rose up a Rock-Solid Column of the Church in the holy Deacon and Doctor Saint Ephrem to preserve souls from the perversion that consumed so many.

    Today is the feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Ephrem the Deacon, and in honor of this saintly Syrian, who was the second chronologically to receive such a title following Saint Athanasius, we present a brief profile of this early luminary of the Church. St. Ephrem was beloved by his people and one called the "Prophet of his people" and a deacon who combated heretical sects and Roman emperors, not by raising his voice in anger, but through Syriac poetry in winning the people to the Faith. His works are integral to the Syrian Church. In adherence to yesterday's gospel, Ephrem reached out and cared for the least of his brethren leaving the 99 to go in search of the one who was lost. This dedication to the will of God and uncompromisingly living the Gospel to win souls to the Lord show why he was a clarion of clarity to those suffering from the confusion of the Arian heresy. He is affectionately known as the Harp of the Holy Ghost

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    Griff continues his three-part series on what would be entailed for a papal resignation. His second installment proves the precedence has been set for Popes to resign not only directly, but also by other means such as acceptance of their being deposed. Of course, there are many who say a pope cannot resign, that he is elected for life. That is one of the arguments that many launch in trying to negate the possibility that there can be a vacancy on the throne of Peter whether the duration is nine days, four years, or 50 years, or even more. Of course, throughout the history of the Church such a vacancy exists everytime a Pope dies and this is precedence set by holy Mother Church and is called by Her, sede vacante. During these times between the elections of a true successor to replace a true predecessor, there is no living true Pope to act as the Authority reserved for the Office of the Primacy of Peter. During such time Ecclesia supplicet. That is the Church supplies in continuing to administer the holy sacraments and carrying on in the same manner done as when there was a true visible Pope on the Throne of Peter. Setting aside all bizarre precedents that can create chaos, there is an accurate and very viable precedence that has been established more than several times when Roman Pontiffs have resigned or been deposed. The True Church survived and flourished during such time and even during the times of antipopes as well. Griff provides the very circumstances that prove the precedence in part two The Precedence

    Nearly 1,700 years ago St. Basil the Great defined the condition of the counterfeit church of conciliarism today: "You have the Bishops against you. That proves that they are all against the Church."

    In back to back Doctors of the Church, with June 13 being St. Anthony's feast, the next day June 14 the Church celebrates another of the magnificent luminaries God rose up in the 4th century. The holy bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Basil the Great also faced the intense persecutions and calumnies of the Arian bishops and suffered greatly, never complaining and living a life of austerity while his fellow Arian bishops lived high on the hog. Like his good life-long friend and fellow Doctor of the Church St. Gregory Nazianzen, he,too, came from holy stock and had two brothers who became bishops; a father, mother and sister who became saints. This Bishop of Caesarea is one of the few, along with Popes St. Leo I and St. Gregory I and St. Albert to be given the august title "Magnus" - great. For a profile of this holy Bishop and Doctor, see Orator of Orthodoxy

    John Gregory has provided the Haydock Commentary for the Second Sunday after Pentecost in which Christ tells of the parable of the man who compelled his servants to summon many of his friends to banquet. Yet the ways of the world prevented many from attending. This very point is brought home in today's Gospel and commentary that those who were invited and declined are those who reject the graces God gives and when the time comes to sit down with the Lord, they will be refused admittance for they lack the proper garment of sanctifying grace, necessary for entrance to the heavenly banquet. The Epistle by St. Paul refers to this in living as one in the state of grace, not just by our speech, but also in our actions in charity to others not by pandering to them, but doing all we can to bring them to their heavenly destination by following all Christ has taught through His one, true Church. For the Haydock Commentary of the Second Sunday after Pentecost's Epistle and Gospel, see Gather the poor, the feeble, the blind and the lame

    One of the most beloved saints in the entire Church Triumphant, many consider him a gentle saint as he is so often depicted in his love for the Christ Child. Because of his love for Jesus and His Church, St. Anthony was anything but gentle on those who sought to deceive the faithful through heresy.

    Today is the Double Feast of the holy Franciscan and Doctor of the Church Saint Anthony of Padua who died on this date in 1231 at the early age of 36. Upon his death church bells rang throughout Italy, in many with no human person ringing the bells. People attributed the bellringers to the angels who had come to earth to ring them as children wailed in the streets crying aloud, "Our dear father, Anthony is dead." But his spirit and on-going miraculous wonders have lived on for nearly eight centuries. He is the patron saint of the poor and oppressed and the one to whom so many pray to when something or someone is lost. He so wanted to convert the Moors and was willing to be martyred. Where are the St. Anthonys today when the infidels are overrunning Christianity? For more on St. Anthony, see Hammer of Heretics

    Griff begins today a three-part series on what would be entailed for a papal resignation. His first part is actually a rerun of an article he wrote here three years ago but serves as an excellent primer for this category. The burning question as to determining the status of one who claims to be pope remains similiar to the age-old question: Which came first? The chicken or the egg? The feathers are sure to fly whenever the question arises between sedevacantist and sedeplenist because there is no set formula or procedure for fully answering the unprecedented circumstances Catholics find themselves in today thanks to something no saint or Doctor of the Church ever envisioned: conciliarism. The following is intended to help Traditional Catholics not end up with egg on their face or chicken out when syllogisms lead to the obvious. The standard always applies: Unity in things essential which includes the infrangible dogmas and doctrines of the Church, freedom to discuss speculative theology which this essay addresses, and in all things charity in arriving at what is best for the Mystical Body of Christ. Griff lays out the scenario and possibilities in part one The Procedure

    John Gregory has provided the Haydock Commentary for Trinity Sunday in which Christ reaffirms His short, but powerfully poignant and pertinent words in His final assurance of His protection for all time. In today's Gospel we have all we need to debunk all Protestant argumentation for Scriptura sola or Fidei sola. Their rationalizations are heresy for the Word alone will not save you, nor will Faith alone, but rather those combined through the Sacraments for only through being in the state of Sanctifying Grace can we hope to achieve Heaven. We arrive at the sacraments through Faith and we learn Faith through the Word. Consider, if you will, a three-legged stool (ideal analogy for Trinity Sunday). If one of those legs are missing the stool cannot stand. To know Jesus is to love Him and obey Him by following all He commands. For the Haydock Commentary of Trinity Sunday's Epistle and Gospel, see "Behold I am with you all days"

    Considering the "resist and recognize" camp has had no comeback to our arguments because it's not possible to, Griff Ruby tries another tack to hammer home how senseless it is to defend the indefensible. How can one be effective inside something that is totally foreign to God and all He established upon the Rock of Peter? That is the question he addresses to Atila Guimarães and other like minded resisters who think they can be more effective "inside." It is not possible. For to be inside the wrong something can put one outside the right something. Thus in order to return to the inside, one must shed all that he has insisted on on the outside during the time he thought he was on the inside, but really was and continues to be outside the Church. That logic is not thinking outside the box, but rather inside the Church as laid down by the perennial Magisterium of the Church and therefore in harmony with the will of God. And that is the key point Griff lays out for those still in denial that we are in an interminable interregnum in hopes that perhaps it will prompt them to want to get out of the soul-suffocating constraints of the conciliar box as soon as they can and realize that sedevacantism is not only a "viable option" but, under the circumstances, the only option! Griff provides the logic in Thinking Inside the Church and Outside the Conciliar Box

    On 'Red Easter', when we celebrated the birthday of the Church there is another church trying to horn in on our festivities. And editor Michael Cain doesn't mind relating how much he resents it for it has swallowed up a very good priest in Fr. Al Svobodny, OMI, another victim of the conciliar freezer. Oh, the conciliar church might be called 'Catholic' but it has none of the similarities of what the universal Church exhibits such as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. Those indelible marks, infallible attributes of the Church Christ founded upon the Rock of Peter, are absent as the Modernist Mengales strive to alter the truth, creating their own evolving monsters in the Modernist mold that consistently ignores the fact that the Author of Truth has revealed all things and there is really nothing new under the sun for the Son, Father or Holy Ghost. They can neither deceive nor be deceived. That should tell you everything about those who do deceive. We only wish there weren't such a casualty list of those who have been deceived, including our former spiritual director who is trapped in the syncretic system that has sapped so many religious orders that used to be valuable to saving souls. Sadly, that is the case no longer as hearts harden and the faith freezes over faster than hell can. Cain provides the cold, hard facts in Thank You, Vatican Two!

    John Gregory has provided the Haydock Commentary for Pentecost Sunday in which Christ makes good on His Promise. He has sent His Spirit, the Paraclete, and, Deo gratias, things will never be the same again for His holy Church is officially off and running in fulfilling His command to His disciples to preach the Gospel to all. Peace He has given them to spread not as the world perceives it even today when humanism is trumpeted from the highest echelons of the conciliarists and scandal is accepted as if it's part of Catholic truth as millions of souls are deceived daily and fall deeper into the miasma that engulfs the lukewarm. We must return to what our Lord taught and what His chosen apostles preached without compromise. Peace is only possible when grace flows. Only then can the Sanctifier reach souls. When God withdraws His graces and blessings, corruption and corrosion follow and all man-made institutions will crumble because they are not of divine design. For the Haydock Commentary of WhitSunday's Epistle and Gospel, see "He will teach you all things."

    Griff Ruby completes his three part interlude with how Conciliar ambiguity lended itself to the confusion of the dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus and, in essence, unwittingly ran interference for Feeneyism, though the latter followers would never admit as much. Griff shows how the notorious Theologian Karl Rahner, considered one of the chief architects of Vatican II, coined the term "Anonymous Christian" and therein the seeds for lumen gentium were planted, which Griff thoroughly covered in Down the Yellow Brick Road to Apostasy: The Lumen Gentium Syndrome. By making relative the true purpose and mandate of the Living Magisterium of the Church by ambiguous terms, Rahner and his cohorts could effectively undermine that perennial, infallible body and pull off the most bloody bloodless coup of all time: The Second Vatican Council and the hijacking of holy Mother Church. Yet interestingly, even in the midst of all the chaos and confusion created by this, there still has not been one bishop, legitimate traditional bishop or illegitmate conciliar bishop, who has ever subscribed to the cockeyed belief that Feeneyism promotes. Griff provides the proof of this in his third part Dead or Alive, Anonymous Apostates Are Known to God

    John Gregory has provided the Haydock Commentary for the Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension and it is most appropriate considering the apostasy so prevalent in Rome. In all things Christ must be honored and defended even if it means being persecuted for believing in Him. Our Lord conveys these final words to His disciples, foretelling of a time when the Jews and unbelievers would greatly harass and even kill them. Every apostle except for St. John suffered martyrdom. When Jesus speaks of His followers "being put out of the synagogues" what do you think they'd have to say about BeneRatz' latest schmoozing and giving credence to Caiaphas and all the faithless Jews since who persist in their error? What does he do? Not only participates, thus publicly giving scandal through his persistent heresy, but proclaims that the Jews do not need to be converted. But then what's new? In fact, he's done it so much that few recognize the apostasy in their midst. We need only read what our Lord says about it in today's Gospel. Do you think Fr. Joseph Ratzinger has read that passage? Do you really think he cares? Ah, there's the rub. All hail man! Yes, Lord, we remember that You did tell us this too would come. Perhaps we never realized how bad it would be with so many duped into actually believing Ratzinger represents You. St. Paul says today "in all things God may be honored through Jesus Christ", not man. For the Haydock Commentary of Sunday's Epistle and Gospel, see "They have not known the Father, nor Me."

    Editor Michael Cain challenges all in the "resist and recognize" camp to fish or cut bait. There is no other way to put it. We can no longer agree to disagree while allowing countless souls to be ever more confused. We have to account to God for our actions and inactions and by doing nothing we are contributing to the malaise so prevalent among Catholics and how the world sees the Church today. Always the Church has been at odds with the world, yet the latter always held a healthy respect for the integrity of the Church and her hierarchy. That is not the case today where She is ridiculed and held to account for herself against the "dogmas of Vatican II." Ridiculous, yes, and why it is vital that we separate the wheat from the chaff, informing the world that the conciliar church and its operatives from Benedict XVI on down are not Catholic and cannot be Catholic. Only then will souls begin to understand why and realize Vatican II was not Catholic either. Only then will the world realize the visible Church in Rome hasn't been Catholic since October 9, 1958. Only then will they join the cry to bring back the truths and traditions that sustained the mighty Rock for nearly two millennia. Only then will the world realize that the true Catholic Church answers to no one but God, Who alone She seeks to please by fulfilling His holy will. That's not happening under the regime of the current pretender in Rome. It's time for all to admit that, especially the authors of We Resist You to The Face. It's time to resist the "resist and recognize" camp to their face

    Saint Bede the Venerable was one of the most astute tender of details of those elevated to the exalted status of Doctors of the Church. He was the illustrious ornament of the Anglo-Saxon Church and its first historian. Considered the Father of English History, he was the first to date events as in the "Year of Our Lord" - Anno Domini (A.D.) and would be appalled today to hear that the Modernist secularists want to do away with any reference to Christ whatsoever, all part of the anti-Catholic agenda to de-Christianize America thoroughly. That is the Masonic creed which Bede would never have stood for. This man was one of the few among saints to be termed "Venerable" and he was officially named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII. Considered a Father of the Church, this man is one of the few among the saints who is called Venerable. He was the Benedictines' jewel this Holy Historian.

    Griff Ruby continues his intermission series with part two in which he asks is the Liberalism of Vatican II rooted in BOB and BOD? This whole subject is an issue few, if any others, have broached, let alone challenged, leaving the Feeneyites to assume silence was consent. But the zealous followers of Fr. Leonard Feeney, S.J. have used the cover of Vatican II to form camps that would never have been considered in pre-Vatican II days. In fact, it was prior to such when a true Pope sat upon the Throne of Peter that holy Mother Church spoke out against denial of Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire. Thus came about the term of "Feeneyism." In Boston, while Fr. Feeney was making the headlines, a seminarian at Weston, Francis Sullivan, began pondering a reasoned response. Following the Modernists, he eventually found a basis in Lumen Gentium to, in effect, do away with the dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus and make "armchair evangelism" (of saving practically everyone without having to make them Catholic) far easier than it ever was in Fr. Feeney’s heyday. In refuting the Vatican II sophistry, so clearly explained by Fr. Sullivan in his rejection of Catholic truth, Griff presents his second installment in his interlude between rounds with The Slippery Slope to Sophistry

    In the Epistle for the Fifth Sunday after Easter, St. James reinforces in his words the fact that sincerity is vital for God knows man's heart. Though man may preen as if looking in a mirror, only the penitent man who heeds God's law and will shall not fear. In other words, as great as the Corporal Works of Mercy might be, they are hollow if the Spiritual Works of Mercy are not applied. To work out one's salvation in fear and trembling, one cannot be passive, but rather active for the good of souls as God so wills. It is a symptom, unfortunately, of the conciliar mindset that places humanistic "common good" above God's good today, and by so doing, abdicates all responsibility to rein in souls who have been led to believe their sinful actions and neglect of God's Laws have no consequences. In St. John's Gospel, he documents how Our Lord reaffirms His divinity in His discourse with His apostles in reminding them that He must return to the Father Who sent Him. But He encourages them that they shall know great joy and anything they ask of the Father in Christ's name, it will be granted. Quite a promise that has been fulfilled ever since to all who comply with all He asks. Unfortunately, few ask or obey anymore. For the Haydock Commentary provided by John Gregory for the Fifth Sunday after Easter, see Through Christ our Lord - Per Christum Dominum nostrum

    Editor Michael Cain weighs in with his first editorial in some while. He points out that with every passing day we are heading closer to George Orwell's "1984" and "Animal Farm" and Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson's "Lord of the World" because Modernists now rule in striving to form a One World Religion where socialism has saturated the world. It is inevitable that Catholicism, as the world knows it, will be relegated to just "one of the boys" as will America in a One World Order where our country will become North America incorporating Canada and Mexico into one nifty NAFTA nest utilizing a new currency called the Amero that will equate with the Euro. Society as we know it is a thing of the past. It is playing out today in Rome, D.C., Jerusalem, and in South Bend just to name a few of the battlefields in which the enemy is gloating. We have earned this exile and punishment because of our sins, because we did not stand with Christ but gave way to the angry mob. Why? Because we did not take the time to fully know our Faith! Cain explains in his commentary Truth is stranger than fiction

    Having taken twelve lengthy, comprehensive and convincing chapters to most definitely refute the grave error, nay, even heresy, of Feeneyism, Griff Ruby takes an intermission - not time off, mind you, but an interlude, if you will - to take the reader a bit behind the scenes, exploring events leading up to his making this series, and the balancing considerations that weigh against the "Sr. Sunshine's" of the world. Thus, during this lull after Easter, when Griff has reached the midway point of his mega-series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty," he begins the first of a three-parter in dealing with several topics in a potpourri fashion, commencing with chronicling how this series was developed and why. From its beginning in the late 1940's, the unique interpretation of "No Salvation Outside the Church" put forth by the Saint Benedict's Center in Boston has been responded to with disciplinary measures, short articles, slim volumes, and only single chapters out of larger books devoted to other topics. This left the Feeneyites to assume silence as being consent regarding all the many quotes and arguments that long went unaddressed in such abridged treatments. But this can be no longer. And thus, in time, it finally was time to set the record straight. Griff provides a chronicle of how and why he decided to engage the Feeneyites in Genesis of the Polemics Against Feeneyism

    Saint Robert Bellarmine, the holy Cardinal and Doctor of the Church is the feast in which Our Lady chose to begin her historic and vital apparitions to three children at the Cova in Portugal. This Italian saint was born on the feast of the founder of the Franciscans, but trained as a Jesuit and came through with flying colors in God's eyes in upholding the ideals of the Society as its founders had established. He was an extremely sharp polemist who was not afraid to take on the most vitrolic Protestant theologians and, because this master apologist never wavered from Catholic truth, he always won out in perpetuating the Counter Reformation of Trent. His fame, humility and sense of the sensus Catholicus won back countless souls who had wavered during the Reformation. But his wisdom was not employed only on the sheep, but the shepherds as well - the chief shepherds - for he was Theologian and Spiritual Counselor to no less than five Popes. He was the noted Theologian to the Roman Pontiffs

    We know our Lord will not leave His apostles shorthanded for He will send His Spirit, the Holy Ghost which proves the Filioque of the Creed. How ironic when false prophets and antipopes are trying to justify the Jews in their sin, in this very week when such a denizen delves into the very region of Islam and Judaism and praises these religions that deny the Son and Holy Ghost. God detests such and Catholic truth condemns as heretical such actions. But should we be surprized? After all it's proven Ratzinger is no Catholic and we also know this because of Gospel of St. John the Evangelist on the truth. Our Lord foretold many times that the Jews would be a stubborn lot and indeed that has proven true for still today they brag about rejecting Him and expect faithful Catholics to tow their line rather than God's. More proof is visible for all to see today that the conciliar charlatans, by seeking to please the Jews and Muslims, answer to the prince of the world and not to the Son of God Who alone provides eternal happiness, re-emphasized so many times, especially in today's Gospel where Jesus promises He will always be with His children. For the Haydock Commentary provided by John Gregory for the Fourth Sunday after Easter, see Promise of the Paraclete

    The saintly Doctor of the Church Saint Gregory Nazianzen is the fifth in a chronological list of the holy scholars of the Church, was another from the 4th century who also faced the intense persecutions and calumnies of the Arian bishops. Son of two saints - Saint Gregory Nazianzen the Elder and Saint Nonna - and the sibling of two others - Saint Caesarius and Saint Gorgonna - this Doctor of the Church teamed with another Doctor of the Church - Saint Basil - to uphold true teaching in combating the heresies of his time. The holy bishop St. Gregory Nazianzen is considered the Church's Theologian. This Cappadocian shepherd also nurtured a young protege who would turn out pretty well himself, one Saint Jerome. St. Gregory is often called the Administrator of Theology

    Griff Ruby presents a column in which he asks: Is Bishop Fellay the answer to the end of the Crisis in the Church? Does he have the answers? Many within his own Society don't think so. They feel they are being betrayed. The question remains: Is he being beamed into the Vatican for the good of Catholics or at their expense? What assurance does he have that the Modernists can ever be sincere and honest? From what has been seen thus far one would be wise to suspect 'there's something rotten in Denmark' as well as Rome. A word of warning to those who place their hopes in Modern Rome: Don't! Griff lays out the parameters in his column To Go Where No Saint Has Gone Before

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