If there are still non-sedes out there defending Benedict XVI
over his massive naturalistic heresy that a lesser evil is permitted to avoid a greater evil, please step forward for the mental ward has a vacancy for you. Unbelieveably, even to Traditional Catholics who know how this Hegelian mindset works like a spring trap in speaking ambiguously while undermining Catholic truth as often as he can, so many won't see the severe gravity of this as the world shouts hurrahs and "atta boy, Benny" in light of the Vatican reaffirming what most Catholics didn't really think he meant but now discover he did indeed mean as he further slips toward hell in taking so many souls with him. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
documents in two articles not only what Ratzinger
indeed meant, but what Catholic truth means in the very words true reliable Catholic Popes decreed in illustrating how Ratzinger and his conciliar predecessors have violated so many commandments as in all of them including causing scandal and bearing false witness by lying to cover up so many things as well as stealing the faith from souls. Besides, Ratzinger has blatantly sinned against the Faith by his infidelity, apostasy, heresy, indifferentism toward the welfare of souls, and taking part in non-Catholic worship. And you really still think he could ever be a true pope even if just formaliter
? Get serious. Tom does in putting into perspective the great damage done and why every Catholic must recognize this naturalistic heresy and the sins Ratzinger is condoning by his idiocy. As his wife Sharon has said, "Wake up and smell the sulphur! This is not Catholic!" Tom elucidates in Let the Olympic Games of Absurdity Begin
and Razing The Last Bastions
and Nothing New Under Benedict's Sun
and Words and Actions Without Consequences
and Ribbet, Ribbet, That's Not So Bad
Most recent pertinent articles from Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey at Christ or chaos:
If Them, Why Not Others? It's a maddening world and Benedict/Ratzinger has just made it all the more mad in mind and soul with his idiotic Hegelian mindset made public in a book about to be released in which a part is devoted to Ratzinger's flip-flopping on condoms in his and his lackey Lombardi at L'Osservatore Romano trying to spin and assert something is possible when all Catholic truth shouts no it is not possible for sin is sin and no moralization of sin can change that fact and to condone one sin in order to prevent another is sheer madness. 11-22
Ever Faithful To His Infidelity With each passing day Ratzinger/Benedict makes it so obvious he is not Catholic and that's before his most outrageous statement on condoms that will get plenty of play and spin. The tragedy is the insufferable damage he has done to souls and the Catholic name by posing as a pope and worse yet, deceiving the world into thinking he is in charge of what everyone considers the Roman Catholic Church. All those fence sitters out there, if what he has said and done over his sad career doesn't convince you; and if the state of the world doesn't prove to you that there is no moral authority any more and God has withdrawn His graces from all but His remnant Church in the catacombs, then there is little hope you'll ever come around for you've been programmed to "believe a lie" and "have consented to iniquity" as St. Paul warns in 2 Thessalonians 2: 10-11. 11-21
Criminalizing the Innocent, Indemnifying the Guilty With all the controversy swirling around over the TSA fiascoes in every airport in the land, Tom asks where is the logic? Why should we trust a government to protect its people when they not only won't protect the innocent unborn? In fact, they are taking every measure possible to make eliminating those who are "dispensable" such as the old and sick legal. Not only that but criminals and perverts are being hired to grope at the airport. That's the kind of madness that reigns today as we witness the Decline and Fall of America. Why should we be surprised? God said it would happen if we didn't heed His Laws. 11-19
Defend Truth Now or Lose The Only Election That Matters Those who put their trust in man are destined to not only be disappointed, but defeated whereas those who put their trust in God and strive to do His will, not the politicians who promise anything but never deliver because they never had the intention to. The latter are firmly in the prince of the world's camp and to believe them is to "believe a lie" which put us in this predicament in the first place with the "operation of error." Trust in the past true Popes who were endowed with the grace and protection of God; not the conciliar frauds whom God has disavowed as even Tradition in Action admits. 11-16
Why Not? While a corrupt congress, a dangerous lame duck one at that, is reconvening this week, not far away those of the same stripe - the USCCB potentates - are meeting to select the next leader of their conciliar cabal. Considering the rot whose stench runs all the way back to well before Bernardin, it would come as no surprise if Kicanis were the logical choice for the next three years. After all a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Yet, it matters not since none of the purple clad know what they're doing. Or so we're supposed to believe. After all, if they did know the truth, would they not expose the false church? Wishful thinking for it will never happen because cover-ups are their speciality. 11-15
Evidence of the "operation of error" that is the counterfeit church of conciliarism from other sites:
We Should Attack and Discredit
the Agent of Error In 1960 the Spanish priest Fr. Felix Sarada y Salvani tried to alert all that the liberals would try to turn the tables and accuse true Catholics of hate whenever they were attacked. That trend of diversion continues today and it's time it's stopped. Why? Because as the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, as well as many Saints and true Popes, such as Paul IV, St. Pius V, Leo XIII, St. Pius X to name a few, emphasized: we must attack the person spouting heresy in order to defuse the weapon he uses. It's warfare and we have to strike at the heart of the enemy with forceful words to discredit them, but always with the sword of truth. Therefore, Fr. Salvani's words should reassure and justify traditional publications, sites and writers who have been accused of being mean-spirited when they attack the heresies of the conciliar popes and potentates who have been firing slings and arrows expecting traditional Catholics to be more "charitable" while they wreak havoc on souls with their Hegelian, Modernist bafflegab and gobbledygook that has so confused countless souls. from Tradition in Action 11-20
The China Nightmare The sleeping giant is not sleeping. No, it is ratching up all its muscle while lulling the United States into a false sense of security. Then again with Obama and his Marxist thugs in charge, who knows, maybe China's already in control with their Manchurian candidate. Toby Westerman, an expert on foreign affairs, files this report that should wake up Americans who think China means well. No communist has ever meant well. from Tradition in Action 11-19
Could the Modern Vatican be behind the controversy of the recently found version of the Third Secret of Fatima? A correspondent from Portugal weighs in on why the secret that Tradition in Action has published and commented numerous times on could be a facsimile of the real secret with lies interspersed to not only throw off the truth, but also cover up more lies. The person expresses the possibility that someone out there has the real secret and could be in danger if, indeed, the Modernists are hunting the holder down. from Tradition in Action 11-16
Looking for evil in all the wrong places If you can't beat 'em, try and catch up even though the devil's beat them at their own game. That could the slogan of the conciliar conundrum of why no one can drive the demons out of countless souls. To try to close the barn after the horses are out, a conciliar consulate is offering classes in exorcism to men who cannot exorcise simply because they have not been endowed with the sacramental grace of exorcism, a right obtained only through the rite of traditional Minor and Major Orders leading to true ordination. What they fail to realize is the reason why there is so much demonic possession today: because God has withdrawn His graces from all but His True remnant Church in the catacombs. from Traditio 11-15
Smoke and Mirrors While the mammoth thurible pendulums forth with clouds of incense in Spain, in the U.S. a trial is about to begin that should hopefully shed light on the caliginous conciliar consciences that have allowed the perversion and filth to continue unabated as one of the most bitter fruits of Vatican II. Hopefully it will reflect the crack in the mirror and shed light on the fact that the entire house of cards the conciLIARS have erected at the expense of billions of souls must be abolished. from Traditio 11-15
USCCB going up or is that down in flames? With the latest scandal regarding the president-in-waiting to lead the corrupt inept conciliar cabal of the USCCB, it looks like those potentates will have to look elsewhere for a titular head this year since Tucson's Gerald Kicanis has been outed as being pedophile-phriendly. And you thought it couldn't get much worse than Chicago's Francis George?! from Traditio 11-12
Bamboozled in Boston What will it take to drive the scandal mongers out? A presbyter in Haverhill, Mass gets caught redhanded helping himself to $80,000 from the collection plate to feed his porno habit and his ordinary Sean O'Malley is mum on the whole thing? O'Malley is the one who replaced Bernie Law. What was that Our Lord said about one demon leaves and seven more enter? Corruption has no limits when it comes to the conciliar cronies. from Traditio 11-12
Oh, yes, it can get worse with the rotten robber baron of Vatican II Just when we thought we'd heard it all, Traditio reports that Ratzinger has not only allowed a consecrated, renowned church in Rome to become a brothel and bar, but he's also had the unmitigated gall to bestow a long-standing Catholic honor on a high Mason who is a known murderer, philanderer and drug lord. Can it get any more bizarre? Stay tuned. from Traditio 11-10
Closet Muslim celebrates Hindu feast in so-called 'Catholic' school Isn't this just hunky dory? B. Hussein Obama on U.S. taxpayers' dime (or is that taxpayers' two hundred million a day ticket?!) had no time to meet with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce but while continuing to sell out America to our enemies, took time out on his "let 'em eat cake" oriental tour to celebrate the pagan feast of Diwali (feast of lights) in, of all places, a school considered 'Catholic.' We all know it isn't and the presbyter of the school documents that fact: "60 per cent Hindu students, 35 per cent Muslims and only five per cent Christians." No reason in the world to call it a 'Catholic' school, but then none of them are anymore. from CathNewsIndia 11-08
Oh, what the conciliar church has wrought As Benedict XVI heys to Spain (why, we have no clue considering what he and his cabal have allowed) to try to assuage the masses who are in an uproar over this apostate responsible for so much scandal, it is revealed that the conciliar church will go so far as to team with the deadly drug cartels in Mexico to reap funds, even if it's dirty money. What next? from Traditio 11-9
Why is there no outrage on the genocide of Chaldean Catholics? In the aftermath of the Muslim attack on Our Lady of Salvation church in Bagdad last week, Iraqi Christians, those few who have not fled, live in fear that those bent on establishing Sharia Law in Iraq will not rest until every Christian is dead, and yet no one lifts a finger to help as Benedict schmoozes in Spain lashing out at the very society he helped create. from BBC 11-8
Excellent Response on why we should not celebrate Halloween Rather than trying to ape the devil, no matter how noble it might be to dress up as saints, what saints would really do is what we should do: hold prayer vigils on All Hallows Eve and reserve the dead for All Souls Day, not Halloween. from Tradition in Action 11-5
The Origins of Halloween What are Traditional Catholics to do in offsetting the demonic manner All Hallows Eve has become? Wouldn't those who gorge on the biggest selling holiday of the year be surprised to find the original intent of the day? from Traditio 10-31
JP2 Center in Washington forced to close their doors Apathy gives way to admitting it was a money waster from the beginning and now it will be a convent of sorts...if there are enough 'nuns' to go around; also Feeneyites and SSPX together? Talk about strange bedfellows! from Traditio 10-30
Feeneyites strike out by going conciliar as well as being rightfully reproached yet again on their error of denying Baptism of Blood and Desire The St. Benedict Center continues its decline with the very fact that they no longer have a valid priest since 91-year old Father Michael Jarecki has been replaced by a another. That would be a man known as David Phillipson who was ordained in the new rite. Ergo, a mere presbyter rather than a priest. This appointment came fromthe scandalous criminal cover-up collaborator 'Bishop' John B. McCormack, a member of Law's corrupt clan in Boston and an enabler of the worst pedophiles Paul Shanley, founder of MAMBLA, and John Geoghan. What price the sellout by the Center? If the conciLIARS ever wanted to get back at Fr. Feeney, they have now because both the Centers in New Hampshire and Still River are conciliar. Progressivism and corruption are truly alive in New England. Campos all over again, only much, much worse. Is the Society really listening? Read the reply on Feeneyism from Tradition in Action 10-27
Dirty Dozen times Two with Two Definitely Dirty New Consistory brings more problems for Benedict and the Law, especially for the two Americans selected to wear the scarlet from Traditio 10-24
New Book on Bugnini reveals more of his deviousness Documents proving his ego and pride that souled out souls from Traditio 10-16
All Caesars Go Mad 11-12
Still Caught in the Trap of Naturalism 11-9
More Committed to Error Than We Are to Truth 11-8
Fratricide in the Lodge 11-6
As Blind Now As He Has Always Been 11-5
See Caesar Pout 11-4
Written in Sand 11-3
Saint Alphonsus, Please Make Clint Eastwood's Day for Him 11-2
More Devils Go, More Always Enter 10-30
Error Divides, Catholicism Unites 10-29
Bag Man in a Karakul Hat 10-28
Still Utterly Defenseless Against Itself 10-27
No Rules For Liars and Fascists 10-25
When We Refuse to Listen to Our King's True Popes 10-23
Chester Riley, Call Your Office 10-21
Behold the "Rights of Man" 10-19
Still Believing His Own Stuff 10-18
If Only Catholics Spoke This Way 10-16
A System Based on Lies Still Produces Liars 10-14
A New Fatima For A New Religion 10-13
King of the Day and Queen of All Ages 10-13
Our Lady Does Not Act on Her Own 10-13
So Much Confusion, So Little Time 10-12
The Work of Columbus 10-12
Distracting Us With More Side Shows Part Three 10-10
Distracting Us With More Side Shows Part Two 10-8
Distracting Us With More Side Shows Part One 10-6
The Cost of "Recognition" Keeps Getting Higher and Higher 10-4
Without Fear of God 10-1
Memo to Andrew Cuomo 9-29
Gatekeepers of the Mainstream Part One 9-26
Gatekeepers of the Mainstream Part One 9-25
Can a True Pope Change the Fifth Commandment? 9-24
What's The First Commandment Got To Do With Anything? 9-23
Days Three and Four of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom Part Two 9-21
Days Three and Four of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom Part One 9-20
Day Two of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom Part Two 9-19
Day Two of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom Part One 9-18
Generic Christianity Is Not Good Enough for God 9-17
Calling Cesar Romero, Calling Cesar Romero, Part Two 9-16
Calling Cesar Romero, Calling Cesar Romero, Part One 9-15
Deflecting Reality with Emotionalism 9-14
Combustible Material Stay Back Five Hundred Feet This Truck Carries Naturalism 9-11
Caring Not for Homegrown Terrorism 9-9
Enough to Make Our Heads Spin 9-8
Coming Soon: Vacancies in Local Chancery Offices 9-7
Taking Catholics for Fools
Two Different Caesars, Same Old Spin 9-4
Apostasy Continues to Have Consequences 9-2
Witness Against Benedict XVI: The Oath Against Modernism 9-1
On the Feast of St. Bridget of Sweden, October 8, we introduced a new feature in bringing you each day a chapter a day for meditation on the wondrous, Church-approved and encouraged, plethora of prophesies revealed to St. Bridget in the fourteenth century which, as you reflect on Our Lord's words to her, you will realize they hold even truer in our very time today. Thanks to the resources of Catholic-Saints.net we are able to provide this for you. The only difference is that we are parcelling it out to a chapter each day so readers can meditate on the contents of each short chapter and not be overwhelmed by too much.
Today in the Revelations and Prophesies Imparted to St. Bridget of Sweden Mary blesses her Son and prays to Him that His words might be spread all over the world and take root in the hearts of His friends. Christ then illustrates how the Virgin is compared to a wonderful flower growing in a garden, then conveys to His bride Bridget the message He wants sent to her own father and priests, prelates and even the pope in
The Fatima Prayers
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee; and I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee.
(repeat the above 3 times then bow your head in reciting the following:)
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in tabernacles throughout the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in unison with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
O Most Holy Trinity, I addore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!
O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.
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Traditio recently alerted readers that "One press that used to be considered 'traditional' was sold out a couple of years ago to a Protestant conglomerate, but still calls itself 'traditional,' even though its publications now fully support the Protestant Novus Ordo. That press that published Fr. James Wathen's 1971 seminal work against the validity of the Novus Ordo, The Great Sacrilege, has pulled the book from its list because, now under its Protestant directors, it is no longer permitted to state that 'the New Mass [sic] is illegal, immoral, and not Catholic.' The once-courageous press can no longer publish a book that it now claims, under its new Protestant management, 'defames the [New]church and calls its approved form of the mass [sic] an invalid sacrilege.' The press now specifically rejects the truth that the Traditional Latin Mass "is the 'only' and 'true' Mass and that the Novus Ordo is invalid or illicit."
The Fathers are, of course, referring to TAN Books. But have no fear. We are pleased to remind all readers that the late Fr. Wathen graciously gave The DailyCatholic permission in September 2001 to publish the entire book online so that it could be read by everyone, no matter the censorship by the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Thus, you can read his entire masterful work that has withstood the test of 40 years. No one has been able to refute the truth of his words in The Great Sacrilege
With so many unable to access the Traditional Latin Mass, you now have the opportunity to at least inspire your perseverance in keeping the Faith by the edification of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. You can now order a fantastic new DVD on the Tridentine Latin Mass with subtitles for both the Latin and English of a beautiful Low Mass said by Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI on last year's Feast of St. Michael the Archangel on the altar of St. Joseph's in Wayne, Michigan where Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI is the pastor and head of St. Joseph Media.
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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 politically 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
Ratzinger and his conciliar cohorts could take a lesson from a man who fought the demons but stayed true to his Faith and turned darkness into light. Perhaps they can't see that because they remain in the dark shadows of apostasy and refuse to repent. St. John of the Cross would have much to say of these wolves in sheep's clothing who have so ravaged souls. Souls are what St. John sought to help and his work "The Dark Night of the Soul" has enlightened countless souls, encouraging them through the rough times to always persevere in the true Faith. On this feast of this holy Doctor of the Church we can learn alot from this Apostle of Perseverance
With the end of this week we complete the full cycle of the 2010 Liturgical Year. Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent begins the 201l cycle in which the Church repeats the same Propers through 365 days of the year including the First Class Feasts of Our Lord and Our Lady, Holy Days of Obligation, Double Major feasts, Doubles of the Second Class of the Apostles, and Doubles of the Doctors and Saints of the Church in addition to the Sunday liturgies for the Three main seasons of the ecclesiastical year - Nativity from Advent through Epiphany, Easter from Septuagesima through the Ascension and Pentecost from Whitsunday to the Last Sunday after Pentecost. There is great wisdom in holy Mother Church's choice of liturgival propers throughout the year in documenting and emphasizing salvific history for the purpose of reminding the faithful the importance of remembering their mission as the Church Militant and our role in assisting the Church Suffering in order that we may all reach our final goal of joining the Church Triumphant. The Church paves the way through the Traditional Liturgical cycle as we take a break from the string we've been on to focus this week on the first of the three seasons.
The Season of the Nativity
In his thirteenth installment, Griff Ruby asks whether it is not interesting that the SSPX, now in a virtual civil war turmoil and an organization that has become stagnant as time goes on, has chosen to attack the entity which has reached the syllogism that the only answer for the current severe crisis has to be Sede Vacante? Is it not also interesting that while the attacked party has proven increasingly fruitful in growing in grace and numbers and in providing a blueprint as to why the world is in the state it is in, the attacker has grown more sterile as it reels in all other artillery formerly aimed at the Modernists. It is a diversion that doesn't pass muster and, if you read between the lines of the Society's ill-gotten logic you will see that it is only logical that eventually the majority of the SSPX faithful will see the writing on the wall and realize the sterility of an order that has refused to adapt to its own growth and reverted to intimidation and insinuations to keep their flock from fleeing. Once the flock sees the truth of the Sede Vacante position borne out by facts and decrees of the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church in the face of the absolute apostasy in the conciliar church that Fellay continues to cozy up to, they will bolt. In fact, history may well show that the SSPX's greatest fruit was that it served as a bridge to sedevacantism for so many as Griff illustrates in his thirteenth installment,
Fecundity and Sterility.
points out that the feast and example of the holy virgin and martyr St. Cecilia
can easily get lost, even by traditional Catholics, in the hype of the rush up toward Thanksgiving and Black Friday when materialism raises its ugly head in the greed that manifests itself in the build up toward Christmas where the Reason for the season is totally obliterated in an unadulterated rush toward temporal instant gratification to feed every sense of the body while totally ignoring the welfare of the soul. Hopefully we can take time to study this dedicated saint who realized one drop of water was not more important than the unending ocean of everlasting life and, though possessing a fallen human nature as we all do, she thirsted more for Christ
than mortal man. For her perseverance and unyielding chastity her thirst was quenched; yes, through the glorious blood of this martyr, God provided the edification for countless souls to join her in Heaven. Today? The question is have we forgotten that the blood of the martyrs was the seed of Christianity? Considering no one wants to be martyred for Christ today, no wonder Christianity is in decline. We can learn much from this saint and her virtues of chastity as John illustrates in Saint Cecilia: Modest Melody of Pure Love
John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost and last of the Liturgical Year, thus completing the one-year cycle with the apocalyptic warning Christ echoes and which the Apostle Paul warns against in believing false teachers. So applicable to today's Great Apostasy and these commentaries, like a puzzle, all begin to fit together. Had Father Haydock been alive today, no doubt he would have seen how all the pieces fit to the tableau of the end times as Christ laid out and would have dealt even much further into the first verse of today's Gospel for indeed, as we have seen from Sacred Scripture in what the prophet Daniel foretold in the Old Testament of that abomination being seen in Macchabeus with the sacking of the altar and the end of the sacrifice with the false worship set up against and away from the altar, so also this is Christ's fulfillment of his omen seen so vividly in the sacriligious Novus Ordo
abomination that has caused so much desolation of souls over the past 41 years. Despite the darkness in Christ's warning that very much dovetails into the Book of Apocalypse, His greatest message is the hope He sheds in assuring that His words shall not pass away. Christ Now and Always! "When you shall see the Abomination of Desolation" as noted in the Haydock Commentary, "When you shall see the Abomination of Desolation"
The ultimate goal for every soul is eternal happiness. Too many think true happiness can be attained on this earth and in so thinking, fall short of ever seeing the Beatific Vision. What many consider superstitious is very much a reality. Heaven is the final destination and anything short of that ends in eternal damnation. Considering the alternative, why would anyone not do all on this earth in order to gain eternal life? It's a question for the ages that many have brushed aside as a fait accompli. Everyone is going to Heaven, well almost everyone. Wrong on both counts. Only those in the state of Sanctifying Grace will be admitted through the celestial portals, many, as we learned in the last step, will spend time in the purification fires of Purgatory. It is impossible to perfectly describe Heaven for as the scriptures affirm, the "eye has not seen, or ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what things God has prepared for those who love Him." It is left to us to do all in our power to see and hear what the Almighty has in store and all He has asked us to do is love and obey Him. Is that so much to ask? We can see the end result of our good fruits in Step Eighteen,
The Church Triumphant
Despite the SSPX writers' disdain for the position of Sede Vacante, Griff Ruby points out that they realize the possibility of this situation when one reads between the lines for even when they try to dismiss His Excellency Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngô Đ́nh Thục, the one link to valid consecrations in perpetuating Apostolic Succession during the Great Apostasy, as a man who waffled and was not always in his right mind, they must tread carefully for the same can be said of their own founder Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. In fact, the latter must take a back seat to the valiant Archbishop Thuc who was the first to test the waters, so to speak, not out of defiance but rather as a necessity to preserve the holy Faith. While many are more than eager to point out the faux pas of his Palmar de Troya consecrations, they fail to mention his retraction of that and sincere apology and the steps he took to assure that would never happen again. After all, he was not infallible. Yet the fruits of his work live on in the true bishops he did consecrate whose successors are carrying on the work of true shepherds in preserving the True Faith today. The feeble efforts by the SSPX writers not only fall flat, but reinforce the fact that the real hero of the Traditional movement is not Lefebvre, but this exiled Vietnamese prelate who was not afraid to make a stand when he discovered the truth; something the SSPX have not yet done as Griff illustrates in his twelfth installment,
Man of Providence.
For the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost the Propers are taken from the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany this year (2010). John Gregory has provided these commentaries written by Father Leo George Haydock in which he comments on the essence of what Christ illustrates in His parables in St. Matthew's Gospel today of the mustard seed and the leavened bread to signify the growth of grace by those who seek the kingdom of Heaven by adhering to God's holy will. This is referenced in St. Paul's Epistle to the Thessalonians wherein the Apostle speaks of the profit garnered through faith, works, charity with patience and a labor of love. The mustard seed planted in the Holy Land by our Lord has spread its branches to every corner of the world, fulfilling the prophesies of the Old Testament prophets that the Messias will utter in parables things hidden from the foundation of the world. world as noted in the Haydock Commentary, The Prophets Prove the Profits of Grace
Why Protestants and so many others deny the existence of Purgatory is beyond explanation considering they honor the dead and ask for prayers. If the departed is in Heaven, no prayers are necessary and if the departed is in hell, no prayers are possible. Therefore, it only makes sense that after death it would be useless to pray for any of the dearly departed if there was not some way those prayers could help. That is why both faith and reason point to a place of purification for in order to be admimitted into the presence of the perfect Beatific Vision one must be pure. Just as gold is purified by fire, so also is it necessary for souls to be purified in Purgatory. Makes perfect sense and it is left to the Church Militant to assist the Church Suffering through our prayers, and indulgences gained solely for the souls through Masses, devotions, penances, sacrifices and the ultimate unselfish sacrifice of the Act of Heroic Charity
. Jesus says if one has not charity, all else is as tinkling cymbals. There is no greater love than to pray souls into Heaven as we see in Step Eighteen,
The Church Suffering
On November 9th we celebrated the Double of the Second Class Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Our Savior, better known the world over as the Lateran Basilica. Few realize it's the oldest church in Rome, dating back to the Emperor Constantine the Great when he turned a pagan palace into a church, one that rebounded from earthquakes and fires until Vatican II tragically returned this magnificent structure back to the status of a pagan palace by desecrating it with the pagan Protestant Masonic rite of the Novus Ordo
. For the long history of this fascinating basilica of Rome, see St. John Lateran Basilica
On the Octave Day of the Solemnity of All Saints, we presented all the Saints of November as a reminder if anyone needs some impetus to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory this month. It is a litany of all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated in this month of November. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. Just as almost all in Purgatory are forsaken today by the conciliar church.
If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for November by employing the Litany of All of the Saints of November
John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost the Propers, taken from the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany this year. Father Haydock illustrates in St. Paul's Epistle to the Colossians the essence of why holy Mother Church had, until Vatican II, so wisely and prudently guarded Sacred Scripture for fear of misinterpretation which led, as we know to Protestantism and heretical sects that today number over 33,000. While the Remnant has been whittled to but a few, God, in His mercy, will not separate the wheat from the chaff until that time when He will judge by placing the good wheat in His barn (Heaven) and the rest of the cockle, bundled into hell as Jesus relates via His parable in St. Matthew 13. Then many will realize that not all those who say 'Lord, Lord' will enter His kingdom, but only those who have done His holy will as Christ affirmed in St. Matthew 7 in assuring us we would know them by their fruits and the bad trees would be cast into the eternal fire. Separating the wheat from the cockle in God's time
Griff Ruby returns for the Fall with his eleventh installment on his series refuting a SSPX anti-sedevacantist book. The church of Vatican II is in total meltdown. Why? Connect the dots. Many don't want to. Instead they fall back on excuses, "he said it was okay" as they continue in their comfort zones. Meanwhile the anger and fallout mount in the face of the worst scandal in history with the corruption and perversion of the wolves in sheep's clothing continuing unabated. The longer the Great Apostasy continues, the theological opinion sede vacante gains more credence even to those who consider sedevacantists "bleeps." As time stretches on more and more must face the facts for with each passing day the Siri theory and Cassiciacum thesis lose any steam they might once have had. The only one with any momentum is the little known Lumen Gentium thesis that makes all the sense in the world. We know from history why it's so simple. Simon says think of Henry VIII. Griff explains in
Spontaneous Sedevacantism? .
About fifty years after the Protestant heresy began, Our Lord raised up a
mere youth to renew the face of His Church. The lifework of St. Charles Borromeo may
be divided into two periods, first, the activities he discharged beside his
uncle Pope Pius IV which embraced not only Rome but the Universal Church.
Secondly, the pastoral office which he filled in Milan, as the Bishop and
Apostle of that diocese. He may be said to have directed from Rome the last
phase of the Council of Trent.
The zeal displayed by St. Charles in fulfilling his pastoral duties is
almost incredible. His field of action as Archbishop of Milan and Legate of
the Holy See was very extensive. Yet there was no deserted Alpine village
which was not included in his pastoral visitation. His biographers tell us
that in three weeks he consecrated no less than fifteen churches. He
established a seminary, whose rules have been the basis of seminary
regulations since that time. He died on November 4 in 1584. For much more on this fascinating force for the Faith in enacting the Counter-Reformation, see Saint Charles Borromeo
Because of All Souls Day we bumped Catholicism Made Simple to Wednesday, but we can't bump the truth that everyone of us will face the inevitable: Judgment Day. In this time when technology has run amok and everybody has an opinion on everything under the sun few think to remember that in the end only one opinion counts: God's! And it's called Judgment Day. It will be gut-check time for no one can escape the Trinity's judgment. It is truly amazing in these times when everyone talks of everything but the Last Four Things which are Death, Judgment, Heaven and hell incorporated as De Novissimis. It it truly the Final Four and we're not talking the NCAA but rather the Day of Reckoning that ultimately charts our path; a path that we choose freely by how we lived. What our destination will be will be decided by the Supreme Court in Heaven. The evidence that will tip the scales in our favor will be determined by how we lived in accord with the divine Will as we see in Step Seventeen,
Because of the emphasis on the Church Suffering during November we bring you another excellent work from the noted pre-conciliar Irish priest Father Paul O'Sullivan, author of "The Wonders of the Mass" and several magnificent traditional booklets that have increased in popularity as the years go on and as the souls in Purgatory increase and sit, and wait, and wait, and wait because we here on earth are not doing our part as the Church Militant to relieve those poor souls of their suffering. Only by helping them can we avoid Purgatory, only by remaining in the State of Sanctifying Grace, assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the centerpiece of our Faith and the only true worship pleasing to the Holy Trinity. Through the propitiatory sacrifice, our Rosaries, and making reparation for our own sins and those of others can we help the holy souls in Purgatory and hope to either cut down our time there or, by the grace of God and our total commitment as members of the Church Militant, to discover How to Avoid Purgatory
Do we realize when we die we could very well be in the same predicament of the souls in Purgatory today? Do we feel comfortable with that? Father Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. helps us better understand what we must do. Do we realize how few pray for the souls in Purgatory today? Who knows, the way the conciliar church is going, they may soon attempt to do away with the Church Suffering. Don't put it past them. First Limbo, then Purgatory. After all, they've tacitly done away with hell, giving the impression to many that everyone goes to Heaven and there is no need to convert. If that's true, then the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the centerpiece of our Faith and the only true worship pleasing to God, is useless. True Catholics see the error in such logic for they know the truth of the fruits of the Holy Mass and prayers for the souls in Purgatory. They also know that the conciliar church has borne no good fruits and cannot per our Lord's words in St. Matthew 7: 15-20. It's another reason to read Fr. Paul O'Sullivan's poignant words Read Me or Rue It!
It has definitely been a decade of transition, as this editor dubs it - Transition to Tradition, our last opportunity before God really lowers the boom. Looking back, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see the deterioration in society as the ranks of the good, decent ones striving for holiness grow smaller and the enemy flanks are massing larger and larger, more threatening than ever. With every day we inch closer to the apocalypse foretold in the book of the same name, contrary to Protestant and conciliar concerns that it was always called "Revelation." Would St. John the Evangelist be surprised, and for that matter the holy Doctor of the Church who translated it and several of the holy hierarchs who ratified the Scriptures at various major councils of the Church, most recently at the dogmatic Council of Trent. Many closet conciliarists reading this may not be familiar with that council since the robber barons have sought to eliminate any mention of Trent in the same manner as the U.S. Government is doing everything it can to wipe out any mention of God. For both these offenses there are consequences, grave ones and we are beginning to see now that both anti-Catholic campaigns by the counterfeit church of conciliarism and the United States Congress and its cohorts in the Obama administration both in Washington and Chicago are getting more desperate as each day passes. Those not grounded in grace had best get right with God before it is too late. Call it "gloom and doom" if you want, but that doom can be eternal and that would cause anyone gloom. Can you say fire and brimstone? To remind you, we have been bringing you throughout this past year "Diadems of the Decade" featuring an article from each month of each of the past ten years. We're not saying these are the "Best" of the decade for how do you choose which ones are the best? Yet, they are gems that we want to share for we're sure you will treasure them and realize, like fine jewels, they are still as valuable today especially when investing in souls. For this final month of 2010, we complete this feature with a diadem for each December from 2000 through December 2009.
Our Lady appeared in 1531 to stop human sacrifice. Nearly 500 years later she's asking the same thing for we have surpassed the Aztecs in brutality
Ten years ago Cyndi Cain, in her twenty-first installment, shared the urgency of listening to God and His primary emissary - His Most Blessed Mother Mary. One of Mary's most powerful messages came on December 12, 469 years ago on Tepeyac Hill in Guadalupe, Mexico. The purpose was to inform the New World, then ruled by the Aztec Empire, to embrace the New Faith being brought to them by the Spanish missionaries as well as stop the barbaric practice of human sacrifice, a custom long observed by the pagan culture. Just as the Father chose for His only-begotten Son Jesus Christ to be born in a humble, poor stable, so also He chose a humble peasant to be the clarion for the new evangelization that would take the New World by storm for the Faith and end the human sacrifice by the Aztec nation at the same time defections were going on in the Old World due to the damaging Protestant Reformation. Cyndi pointed out that Our Lady's mission is still not done, for a far worse human sacrifice has visited our earth and our country in the horrible holocaust of the womb - abortion. She asked all to prepare for the birth of the Messiah by doing all in our power to help prepare for the births of 4,000 daily who are denied the right to life through abortion. Each of us can do our part to fulfill Our Lady's plea by offering our prayers and encouraging others of the vital importance of the Sanctity of Life and by using this Advent in prayer, penance and fasting for the reparation of many souls and the conversion of the hard-hearted. For her column, Your fiat, in harmony with Mary's, will continue the Cantata of Life
The child abuse scandal caused by the Robber Barons of Vatican II is having repercussions thanks to political correctness gone amok
Nine years ago Atila Sinke Guimarăes asks whatever happened to teaching orthodoxy and virtue and getting rid of those who continue to ignore sound Church teaching. He presents a tableau of the new regulations in the British Isles where the privacy of the confessional has caved in favor of glass confessionals because 'priests can't be trusted alone!' What would St. John Vianney, the Cure d'Ars think about the new confessional? Ah, there is an excellent question that few Atila's article bears out all the more the sad direction the Vatican II reforms have taken in
Those in glass confessionals should not throw stones
By defending disobedience to the modernists we do not encourage anarchy and disorder in the Church, but rather point out who the ones are who are disobedient to God. Obedience must always be to the Faith!
Eight years ago DailyCatholic editor Michael Cain was busy connecting the dots and several e-mailers were beneficial in doing so as he shared the various comments from readers who weighed in with their perception of the "abomination of desolation". Through it all he noted that one thing stands perfectly clear and that is that the modern church has done nothing to curtail the slide toward perdition. Obedience blinds them to the truths of their Faith. By defending disobedience to the modernists we do not encourage anarchy and disorder in the Church, but rather point out who the ones are who are disobedient to God. Obedience must always be to the Faith! That is the key point of his column written during the time when he was beginning to realize the possibility that the conciliar popes could not be Catholic, ergo the only logical solution pointed to an on-going interregnum during a time of Sede Vacante as he deduced in his editorial
Faith trumps obedience every time!
How much Newchurch hates Fatima
Seven years ago Mario Derksen pulled no punches in documenting the Newchurch's relentless, blatant and blasphemous efforts to destroy Fatima and its importance in Church annals for, like any criminal, they must destroy the evidence or else be caught for the deceiving liars they are and their agenda which is, pure and simple, dictated by the prince of the world - the winged warrior of all evil who directs the obliteration of the beautiful Fatima basilica so that the most mundane monstrosities of the new age can be erected to all the gods who serve at the altar of lucifer. Mario outlined how this subterfuge has been able to gain legs as he explained in his column Finishing with Fatima - How much the New Church hates Fatima
Finishing with Fatima
Today there are powerful periti from the Council who have burrowed beneath dogmatic truth to loosen foundations within the modern Vatican.
The ambiguous agenda of Vatican II which incarcerated Catholic Truth in cells of anomalies that reek of modernism, humanism and other anathemas have been foisted on the faithful and now have come back to haunt big time those who had hoped they could trust the leaders of the Church, but, as Kathy Willett Redle revealed six years ago in her short essay there are powerful periti from the Council who have burrowed beneath dogmatic truth to loosen foundations within the modern Vatican. At various times they surface from their foxholes via statements that, based on the aberration of ambiguity, give rise to relativism and further make the sheep ripe for the shearing. Why? Because they've been so dumbed down that they've had the wool pulled over their collective eyes and ears, unable to recognize the identity of who's really undermining the Truth Faith. She documented this in The Aberration of Ambiguity
The evidence is overwhelming: If anathema sit, you cannot acquit!
Five years ago guest editorialist Joseph C. Maurer used Christopher Ferrara's own words to prove the latter's attack on sedevacantism was all a smoke-screen and that the Fatima.org franchise's arguments against sedevacantism evaporate in the sands of contradiction as he illustrated in citing not only the Scriptures, holy Popes and Doctors of the Church, but Ferrara himself as well as Fr. Gruner, Fr. Paul Kramer, CFN Editor John Vennari and Michael Matt's Remnant. Joe provided the facts that the basis for today's Sede Vacante position is based on the rock-solid foundation of Christ's teachings and His Apostles.
While Ferrara dared to go where no man has gone before in turning on the "Enterprise" and 'klingson' to defending the indefensible, Joe pointed out that those attackers
should realize that the 'Final Frontier' is where the True Church resides, free of the errors and, yes, heresies, of the conciliar church - heresies which have been manifestly professed in word and deed many times over. Joe also cited how Ferrara's attacks left him vulnerable credibility-wise since the very publications he had written for have contradicted his words several times. He documented it all in his reply
Opposition to the Anti-Sedevacantists
The ecumenism of Vatican II is heretical, whereas the goal of Traditional oecumenism is necessary to unite the flocks in preparing for a true Vicar of Christ to come.
Four years ago Griff Ruby turned to solutions in laying out the path that Traditional Catholics need to realize in seeking to restore the Oneness of holy Mother Church, which, though still intact in the True Church now in the catacombs, is blurred from so many because of the divisiveness of various factions within the Traditional movement. In order to bring unity, Griff proposed a necessary course that begins with true oecumenism as opposed to the false ecumenism of Vatican II and the conciliar church. And the Journey toward full alignment with the perennial and infallible Magisterium of the Church inevitably returns to True Catholicism when one realizes there needs to be unity of Traditional Catholics in all things holy Mother Church has always taught and realize the conciliar church is not even on the radar as far as accordance with Catholic truth. The ecumenism of Vatican II is heretical, whereas the goal of Traditional oecumenism is necessary to unite the flocks in preparing for a true Vicar of Christ to come as Griff points out in his column Trad-Oecumenism
How our Lady of Victory made popsicles out of Protestant plans fourteen years after Lepanto
Three years ago George Codina shared a little known true story of a battle that, had it not gone well, could very well have changed the face of Europe. He pointed out that you most likely won't hear about this event in revisionist history annals, but it is something every Catholic should know and realize that when all else fails, praying for a miracle can't hurt. As trite as that may sound to some, true believers understand how true that can be. Throughout the history of salvation it has occurred from the time of the Old Testament to the time our Lord and Savior walked the earth to the testament of His deity following His Ascension, His Church has a treasure of miracles that did indeed change the course of history. We know of the victories at Lepanto and Viena, but few know of the miracle on ice. No, we are not talking of the USA Olympic Hockey victory over the Soviets, but the miracle our Lady effected through the grace of God in hearing the prayers of her children trapped on the Isle of Bomel in 1585. George relayed the details in his article, Miracle on Ice
America has shown by their omissions and commissions that they don't love God. How then could they ever truly love their neighbor? Therein is the downfall in domino fashion of America as we know it. Civilization has asked for Chastisement and God will answer in kind. Beware.
Two years ago, in light of the recent elections and vitriol of the culture of death and sin-all-we-want crowds that have demanded rights that fly in the face of God, Scott Montgomery weighed in with a short essay on what we have lost for true love (not amare
, or even the kind of charity caritas
St. Peter refers to in 1 Peter 4: 8, but the sincerest love with which Christ expects us to love Him and our neighbor, to truly love: diligere
) - is trampled under when family and values are abandoned and ridiculed. This is the kind of love our Lord references in St. John 14: 15, Si diligis Me, Mandata Mea servate
"If you love Me, keep My Commandments." Have we? It's obvious America has not and the consequences are also quite obvious for we have not learned from history or from Scripture. The result, as Scott shows, is the decline of civilization, even in the great United States of America. so blessed for so long by God, but which now cries out to Heaven for vengeance because of its blatant sins and abandonment of God and His Laws, both Natural and Supernatural. Scott laments America's fate for their faithlessness in his essay Charity and the Fall of the American Empire
One year ago Stephen Grieve completed 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 proved Christ was declaring them usurpers and not valid holders of the 'seat of Moses.' Likewise, Steve illustrated 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 provided proof in part eight of his series Toward a Scriptural Brief proving Sede Vacante with Usurpers of the Old and New Covenants
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