Most recent pertinent articles from Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey at Christ or chaos:
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
Evidence of the "operation of error" that is the counterfeit church of conciliarism at Traditio:
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
New Book on Bugnini reveals more of his deviousness Documents proving his ego and pride that souled out souls from Traditio
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 Friday the Feast of St. Bridget of Sweden, we introduced a new feature in bringing you each day a chapter a day for meditation on the wondrous, Church-approved, plethora of prophesies revealed to St. Bridget of Sweden 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 Jesus compares a certain sinner, a knight, to three entities; those being an eagle, a fowler and a warrior bent on battle in
We also encouraged our readers to intensify their spiritual life and strive toward holiness, by beginning on St. Bridget's feastday, the One Year Devotion of the Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget in expiation for the number of lashes and scourges Jesus received during His terrible Passion. As the world grows darker, we want to provide the Light in how to apply It to our own lives so that we can truly live in and love Him alone. If we strive to do that, we will have all we need and, as He has promised, we will have it in abundance. Isn't it time to soul-stretch and exercise those prayers? Note: We have taken the promises off because of the caveat emptor presented by Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI at Magnificent Prayers, Yes — Magnificent Promises, No Therefore click here for the Prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden
During October we can also call upon the foster father of Jesus and Mary's chaste earthly spouse Saint Joseph with the following special prayer, prayed after recitation of the holy Rosary: Prayer to St. Joseph during October
To thee, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction and having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse, we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection. By that charity wherewith thou wert united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His blood and wilt succor us in our need by thy power and strength.
Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving Fathher, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now defend God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Shield us ever under thy patronage, that, following thine example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death and attain to everlasting bliss in Heaven. Amen.
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.
To assist all in striving toward holiness, click on the Confessional to your right to review your transgressions through a thorough Examination of Conscience
In light of the fact that quite possibly the most important election in this nation's history is a mere nine days away from today, we are bringing you an eight-part series written by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, first published here in 2003. Therefore through next Saturday, in leading up to the Feast of Christ the King, we are bringing you an installment a day to bring all up to date on Catholic truth in informing Catholics on what they need to know about Catholicism and the State. Tom points out through documentation by previous true Popes and renowned Catholic theologians, such as Fr. Cahill and Fr. Fahey, the absolute fallacy of separation of Church and State for both are from God and that is the reason Christ established His Church on earth to work in harmony with both for the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ. It is only with the rebellion of man in the various revolutions beginning with the Protestant Reformation that heresy crept in and twisted the true concept of the State. Tom identifies the truth in Part Two: The Christian Concept of the State
This special feature is provided by John Gregory. For the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Fr. Haydock provides a few commentaries that should hit home with the upcoming election considering the whole religious liberty heresy that so many Americans have bought into. Yes, we must render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, but too few realize the more important to render to God the things that are God's. We are all God's children, ergo His. The democratic system established in the U.S. has more and more forgotten that and incurred moral corruption in every venue of society, government and ecclesially. St. Paul pleads in his Epistle to not look for temporal treasures, but rather spiritual treasures. In this time when there is global economic collapse let us pray more take that advice. And in the Gospel, perhaps the best advice we can glean from today's commentaries in the Gospel and Epistle are the warning words of St. Athanasius, Pope Clement XIV, and St. Ambrose. When we go into the voting booth remember the latter's words, "A good emperor is within the Church, but not above the Church." The "emperors" who have been ruling are not within the Church. Yay, they are enemies of Christ. Enough is enough! Stand for the faith and render all priorities to God. "Render to God the things that are God's"
Though the Double Major Feast of the Archangel Saint Raphael is superseded by the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, it is important to remember this member of the triumverate of Archangels who is the least represented of the Archangels, yet is the one whom God sent to heal Tobias and drive the devil out of his daughter-in-law Sara where we read in the Book of Tobias how he is the protector and guardian of the sick for his name signifies "The healing of God." Saint Raphael is the “angelic physician of soul and body” and is St. Raphael is one of the seven blessed spirits who always stand before the throne of God. He is identified by many Fathers of the Church with the angel who stirred the Pool of Bethseda as related in the Gospel for the Mass when the multitude of sick souls gathered near the pools, waiting for the waters to be stirred, proving they were aware of the Book of Tobias and held out hope and faith that God would send His archangel once again. For more, see Saint Raphael the Archangel
In light of the fact that quite possibly the most important election in this nation's history is a mere ten days away from today, we are bringing you a series written by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, first published here in 2003. Therefore from now through next Saturday, in leading up to the Feast of Christ the King, we will be bringing you an installment a day to bring all up to date on Catholic truth. In the first installment of this eight-part series on getting a firm fix on what Catholics need to know about Catholicism and the State, Tom lays out the various concepts of states which have cropped up over the centuries to erode the true concept of the Christian State. And believe us, the erosion has grown over the years where today most Catholics are totally clueless in understanding how we have all been so duped by revisionist historians and progressives, not to mention the conciliar cabal that hijacked holy Mother Church. Because all the confusion about separation of Church and State has contributed to dismissing into oblivion the necessity for the Social Kingship of Christ this series is so very necessary. Tom identifies and defines three of these states in his first installment, Part One: The Pagan, Liberal and Socialist State
Ars gratia artis, "Art for the sake of art" is no argument when it endangers souls and we have a long-running television program that has made mincemeat of morality and yet, the Modernists in charge in Rome have seen fit to bless this trash that passes as art and entertainment. We're talking about the Vatican's endorsement of the raunchy cartoon series known worldwide as simply 'The Simpsons.' Nevermind that it has effected countless souls to fall away from the faith and take up the bad habits, yay, vices promoted by the writers of 'The Simpsons.' No, for some reason that defies all explanation except that those in Rome have long ago sold out and sold their souls, they have given 'The Simpsons' not only a thumbs-up, but also have the nerve to proclaim that Homer and Bart are 'Catholic'. Yeah, talk about parallel universes! But then this is the same group who have fabricated the Fatima message which is easy to do when you've fabricated an entire new religion that out-protestants the Protestants. Truly the inmates are running the asylum. Cain tries to make heads or tails out of this topsy turvy mindset in his no-holds barred editorial From Springfield to South Park to Hell
The devil is great at scrabbling the path to Heaven with the roadblocks of anger, sloth, pride, lust, envy, greed and gluttony. They are called the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Sins and not to capitalize on the corresponding virtues that stave off temptation to these sins is a sure way to lose the game of life, with the penalty being everlasting perdition. Because satan is so crafty and knows it would not be alluring if he showed sin for all its ugliness, he dresses it up to look inviting. Man in his fallen human nature is the perfect foil for the fallen angel who is the master of deceit. If we are not aware of the consequences we can easily be lured away, confused, even bewitched and bewildered. Those seven sins are the chief reason hell is so populated today. Do you really want to help the prince of darkness add to the numbers or do you want to love your fellow man enough to want salvation for him and do all in your power to know the Faith in order to keep the Faith and share that Faith with others by letting them know, as laid out in Step Fifteen, the Seven Ways to Lose One's Soul
Saint Peter Caravito
, or Peter of Alcantara, as he is called from the city of his birth, died on October 18, 1562, and his feast was introduced into the Missal by Pope Clement X
. This saint is distinguished by three characteristics. The first is the incredible severity of the mortification by which, like St. Paul
, he sought to fill up that which was wanting in the Passion of Christ
, for the good of the Church. The spirit of the Franciscan Reform, initiated in the new so-called province of St. Joseph
by his endeavors, is one of great penance and extreme poverty. The second characteristic of St. Peter of Alcantara is the abundance of mystical gifts and the grace of sublime contemplation received by him in reward for his austerities. Thirdly, St. Peter is distinguished by the active part he took in the reform of the Carmelite Order initiated by St. Teresa of Avila
. He was the first to examine
and approve of the spirit of this reform. St. Teresa, for her part, declared that she had never asked anything of the
Lord through the merits of Brother Peter which she had not obtained. For more, see St. Peter of Alcantara
Saint Luke, a native of Antioch, was converted by St. Paul, and accompanied him on many of his journeys. St. Luke is best known as the historian of the New Testament. He is far and away the most prolific writer among the evangelists and Paul himself. Luke was meticulous in gathering information from the lips of the apostles and could very well be the patron of reporters considering his prowess for exacting facts. He
wrote, as he tells, all things in order. The Acts of the Apostles were written as a sequel to his Gospel. Luke is represented by the calf or ox, the sacrificial animal, because his Gospel begins with the account of Zachary, the priest, the father of John the Baptist. This man of medicine is called a painter as well for a painting of the Virgin in St. Mary Major at Rome is ascribed to him traced to being discovered by the Empress Eudoxia in Jerusalem, which she sent to Constantinople. it is certain that St. Luke was an artist, at least to the extent that his graphic descriptions of the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Shepherds. Presentation, the Shepherd and lost sheep, etc., have become the inspiring and favorite themes of Christian painters. He died the death of a martyr, and was buried at Thebes in Boeotia.
His relics were brought to Constantinople in 357. For more, see Saint Luke the Evangelist
Because the feast of the holy Evangelist St. Luke John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary for the Epistle and Gospel for the Double of the Second Class Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, one of the authors of the Gospels and to whom the Acts of the Apostles are attributed. The focus is on evangelizing and the manner in which Our Lord followed the same procedure as Moses did for the twelve tribes in assigning disciples to each of the twelve apostles for a total of 72 in all and instructed them to trust in God's providence and express true charity through their work for the Lord and expect charity in return for their labors, for Jesus says "a laborer is worth his hire", indicating the need for those who work in the harvest for souls to be taken care of in the proper way of anyone else who would provide a service. Perhaps, until Pentecost, few of those disciples and even the Apostles realized what Christ meant when He said, "The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that He send laborers into His harvest. Go: Behold I send you as lambs among wolves." Later, as we know in St. John 21: 15-16, Jesus tells His Apostles, especially Peter to "Feed My lambs." His reference to lambs is significant for He is the Lamb of God Who has sent His
"Lambs Among Wolves"
Over three centuries ago Jesus chose a devout nun to provide us with a divine promise if we follow devotions to His Most Sacred Heart. He explained to her the parameters of the Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart and instructed her on how to pray during Holy Hour. Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque was born at Verosvres in the diocese of Autun on July 22, 1647. When only three years old she already had the greatest fear of the smallest sin. Indeed, the very word "sin" frightened her exceedingly. And
before she was quite four years of age, without anyone suggesting them to her, she clearly pronounced the words, "O my God, I consecrate my purity to Thee, for my whole life: I vow to Thee perpetual chastity." Even as a mere tot she loved Jesus and Mary above all things; and as soon as she had learned to say the rosary, she recited it every day. Some time after she had made her First Holy Communion, God sent her a grievous sickness that lasted four years. Then Margaret had recourse to Our Lady. She promised that if
that dear Mother would cure her she would become a Sister. Scarcely had she uttered the words, when she was cured. After some hesitation she entered the Order of the Visitation of Paray-le-Monial at the age of twenty-three. The Sacred Heart of Jesus manifested Himself to her several times; through her He willed to make this devotion known to the world. She died October 7,1690. She was canonized by Pope Benedict XV on Ascension Thursday, May 13, 1920. Pope Pius XI extended her feast to the whole Church on June 28, 1929. For more, see St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and Suffering For The Love of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
This special feature is provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. With the type so small in most bibles, we publish it here in larger type in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. For the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Fr. Haydock provides a few commentaries, but the key is not in the commentaries but in the Scriptures themselves for St. Paul's words to the Ephesians are some of the most beautiful imagery he has employed in his epistles. In addition, today's Gospel is so applicable to the very situation going on today in Washington, Wall Street and throughout every home in America and the prospect that thought failure has been rewarded, those whose debts have been forgiven with a bailout are not passing that same mercy on to the common man. Even more pertinent is that few are realizing this whole crisis doesn't amount to a hill of beans in God's eyes if our hearts are not pure and therein the final verse from our Lord says it all: "So also shall My heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts." John provides the short commentary for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost "Unless you see signs and wonders"
The Ides of October bring us the feast of the holy religious Spaniard St. Teresa of Avila who founded the Discalced Carmelites. It was this obedient, but feisty nun who would not compromise or cut corners in striving to fulfill the reforms of Trent in blotting out laxity and returning to the roots of monasticism and Catholic truth. She traveled throughout her beloved land establishing religious houses despite tremendous opposition from within her own ranks and her superiors. Were it not for a few wise superiors, she might never have succeeded. But she had the faith and trust in God to carry out her God-given mission even though it took a great toll on her health and eventually her life. She died on the cusp of the Julian and Gregorian calendar. The last day of the Julian calendar was Thursday, October 4 in 1582 and this was followed immediately by the first day of the Gregorian calendar which was Friday, October 15, 1582 and that is why her feast is celebrated on October 15. To this day her body remains incorrupt. For more on this inspiring saint, see Saint Teresa of Avila