While the above headline points to the Gospel for next Sunday (which is covered in this edition to finish out July), it very much applies to the feasts this week. Think of the fruits wrought by good Saint Anne in bearing God's Immaculate Conception. A Mother whose daughter would be the Mother of God. What greater fruits than that? And think of the fruits produced by Saint Martha who we celebrate on Friday or Saint James the Greater whose feast is Monday tied in with Pillar where Our Lady appeared to him in Saragoza in what is today Spain. Throwing out the last fifty years of the Jesuit Order, think of the fruits Saint Ignatius Loyola bore in establishing the Society of Jesus. And we cannot forget the fruits every martyr garnered for souls as their blood became the seeds of Christianity; such as Saint Christina, Saint Christopher, Saint Pantaleon, Saint Nazarius, Saint Celsus, Pope Saints Victor and Innocent I, Saint Abdon and Saint Sennen. Definitely a fruitful week.
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To be said three times a day at 6 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.
  • V. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariĉ.
  • R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.

    Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrĉ. Amen.

  • V. Ecce Ancilla Domini.
  • R. Fiat mihi secundum Verbum tuum.

    Ave Maria...

  • V. Et Verbum caro factum est.
  • R. Et habitavit in nobis.

    Ave Maria...

  • V. Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genetrix.
  • R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

    Oremus: Gratiam tuam quĉsumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut qui, angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui Incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

  • V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
  • R. And she conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost.

    Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

  • V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
  • R. Be it done unto me according to thy Word.

    Hail Mary...

  • V. And the Word was made flesh.
  • R. And dwelt amongst us.

    Hail Mary...

  • V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
  • R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

    Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.







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  • To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. For the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost we are reminded that through baptism we die to sin and are crucified with Christ, confident in knowing that if we are faithful to Him He will always be faithful to us, and, as St. Mark's Gospel illustrates in the loaves and the fishes, there is no end to His mercy and promises. We will always have nourishment for the soul. If we die to sin we will always be nourished


    There is a Commemoration today of Saint Christina, a Tuscan virgin, who when ten years old had taken and destroyed the silver idols in her father's house, was in consequence tied to a post and pierced with arrows. Her tomb was discovered in 1880; an examination of her relics showed that she was scarcely more than fourteen years of age at the time of her death. On this day the Greeks celebrate another St. Christina, martyr of Tyre. The Greeks salute her as a "stainless bride wounded by arrows." Saint Christina



    July 25 is the feast of the holy Apostle Saint James the Greater. What also makes this Double of the Second Class Feast of Saint James the Greater even greater is that there is also a commemoration of a saint forgotten by many since Vatican II but fondly remembered in the hearts of every Traditional Catholic. That would be Saint Christopher as we present a reflection by the venerable abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger whose inspiration has been so influential in conversions by his writings. The conciliar Modernists who apostasized didn't particularly take a hankering to devout saints like Christopher and the miracles wrought and, thus with the feeble excuse that "there wasn't enough historical proof of his existence", eliminated him from the liturgical calendar just as they did dear Saint Philomena. In a way they weren't offended. After all, what else would you expect from an impostor intent on destroying the holy faith? In an effort to keep St. Christopher visible for Catholics, we present here a brief summation of his virtues by the renowned Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger from The Liturgical Year... More on St. James and St. Christopher



    July 26 is the Double of the Second Class Feast of the mother of the Mother of God. Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled Ann, Anne, Anna) is the traditional name of the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, All our information concerning the names and lives of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Mary, is derived from apocryphal literature, Though the earliest form of the latter, on which directly or indirectly the other two seem to be based, goes back to about A.D. 150, we can hardly accept as beyond doubt its various statements on its sole authority. In the Orient the Protoevangelium had great authority and portions of it were read on the feasts of Mary by the Greeks, Syrians, Copts, and Arabians. In the Occident, however, it was rejected by the Fathers of the Church until its contents were incorporated by Jacobus de Voragine in his "Golden Legend" in the thirteenth century. From that time on the... More on St. Anne



    John Gregory presents an inspiring piece on Saint Anne in a similar style to his meditations on the Mysteries of the holy Rosary. There is much to contemplate on the intricate and intimate role good Saint Anne played in bringing forth the Immaculate Conception. He calls on the words of His Holiness Pope Pius XI in his encyclical Casti Conubii and the insight of the noted liturgian and Benedictine abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger in illustrating that through the cooperation with God and her holy husband Saint Joachim, she nourished the only person ever conceived without sin for a purpose she did not know except for her love of God and the child she carried. Staying true to her mission she dedicated and raised the young child Mary to prepare her for the greatest story ever told: the Redemption of mankind. John provides the contemplation in ... The Mother of the Mothere of God



    In the midst of summer we often have a few Feria days in which each priest reads the Propers from the previous Sunday without the Credo and utilizing the Common Preface as opposed to the Preface of the Most Holy Trinity said on Sundays. The theme of God providing whatever we need through the parable of the loaves and the fishes continues and we need to realize that God always provides what we need, not necessarily what we want. It follows with the familiar idiom, "Be careful what you pray for, you may get it." In this case if we pray that we will always remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace and gain nourishment from the Bread of Angels, and if we pray that always God's will be done we can be assured we will always have enough to not only sustain us physically and spiritually, but never want for anything that is not of God... More on the Feria for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost


    There is a commemoration on this day of the holy martyr Saint Panteleon. He was a physician of Nicomedia. His name signifies in the Greek "many shall obtain mercy"; it was given him by Christ with this promise. During his martyrdom Our Lord appeared to him as he was tortured on the rack and burned with flaming torches. He is the principal patron (after St. Luke) of the medical profession. His blood liquifies on his feast day in the vial in which it is preserved at Ravello near Amalfi... More on Saint Panteleon



    John Gregory continues his three-part series on the elephant in the room that is really a bull - an uncaring, devious and deadly charging out-of-control bull that cares not for what it destroys. John points out that there are two Kingdoms on earth; the Kingdom of God (the Mystical Body of Christ which is the Catholic Church) and the Kingdom of Satan (composed of all outside the Church). Into one of these two we all belong. We do not know if Father Ratzinger is a Freemason but he does express a masonic way of thinking. You know, the "new [novus] world order [ordo]" or "novus ordo" mentality. Satan is the leader of Freemasonry and if we are to believe the Alta Vendita, which seeks to destroy the Church from within by infiltrating her at the very top, then we know they may have attained their goal when false-Pope John 23 was elected. John explains in Part Two of No Bull, This is Serious



    St. Nazarius was baptized by Pope Linus at Rome; in his turn he baptized the youthful St. Celsus. They were both beheaded at Milan about the year 368. Their bodies, buried in a garden outside the city, were found by St. Ambrose in 395. The body of St. Nazarius appeared as if it had just been beheaded. It was placed by St. Ambrose in the Basilica Romana. The body of the boy St. Celsus was found in another part of the garden, but was not removed. However, a basilica was later built in his honor. Pope St. Victor, the thirteenth in order from St. Peter, is famous in the history of the Church of the first three centuries for his encyclicals addressed to all the churches, in which he appointed synods with a view to coming to an agreement concerning the date of the celebration of Easter. Even the bishops of the most remote dioceses of Asia Minor obeyed the Pope's order and sent their votes to Rome, but as these were not in accordance with the Roman view, it very nearly caused a schism. He succeeded in settling the controversy about the date of Easter, and is said to have decided that in case of necessity Baptism might be given with natural water. He was the first ecclesiastical writer to write in Latin....More on today's saints



    Saint Martha , whose feast we celebrate today, is mentioned by name only in Luke 10:38-42; and John 11, 12, sqq. The Aramaic form occurs in a Nabatĉan inscription found at Puteoli, and now in the Naples Museum; it is dated A.D. 5 (Corpus Inscr. Semit., 158); also in a Palmyrene inscription, where the Greek translation has the form Marthein, A.D. 179. The likeness between the pictures of Martha presented by St. Luke and St. John is very remarkable. The familiar intercourse between our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the humble family which St. Luke depicts is dwelt on by St. John when he tells us that "Jesus loved Martha, and her sister Mary, and Lazarus" > (11:5). Again the picture of Martha's anxiety (John 11:20-21, 39) accords with the picture of her who was "busy about much serving" (Luke 10:40); so also in John 12:2: "They made Him a supper there: and Martha served." But St. John has given us a glimpse of the other and deeper side of her character when he depicts her growing faith in Christ's Divinity (11:20-27), a faith which was the occasion of ...More on St. Martha



    We wrap up the fifth Saturday of July by honoring the Blessed Mother on the second to last day of July just as we began this month honoring her on the second day of the month for the feast of the Visitation. This observance of the Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday comes in the same week as we celebrated Mary's Mother Saint Anne and good friend Saint Martha whom her divine Son lauded and scolded in the Gospels. July is the only month of the year when this year we have five Saturdays and five Sundays with the first Monday signaling the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary so as Our Lady bookends, so to speak the Month of her divine Son's Most Precious Blood which she herself wiped from His face both when They met on the way to Calvary and again when He was placed in her arms in the moment of the Pieta, we enter the new month with a new resolve to do all Mary tells us in bringing us closer to her divine Son...More on the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday



    John Gregory provides a comprehensive reflection/meditation and study on the first Sorrowful Mystery in conjunction with the sixth Saturday of the fifteen week Rosary Crusade first introduced by His Excellency Bishop Robert McKenna a few years ago. As we begin the Sorrowful Mysteiries we begin at the Mount of Olivet with our Lord with the grueling trek to Calvary ahead. There in the Garden He was alone for even His Apostles could not watch one hour with Him. How lonely it must have been, how harrowing the agony to see our sins and transgressions. How can we ease His suffering? By resolving not to place ourselves in the occasions of sin; by being part of the hope and light that sustained Him and encouraged Him to continue His course for He was a man, like us in every way, save for sin. Why, oh, why do we persist in offending the Son of God? And yet, while we still expect God to do so much for us, are we willing to spend even an hour a day with Him and for Him? The First Sorrowful Mystery





    As we see in the Haydock Commentary for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost provided by John Gregory, we see that quite possibly the most powerful of affirmations is given by our Lord and Savior that it isn't that difficult to tell who are the false prophets and heretics for by their fruits we shall know them. There is nothing ambiguous about Christ's words that a bad tree will be chopped down and rooted out, then cast into the fire. What other kind of fire would the Son of Man be talking about in His parable but eternal hellfire? It dovetails with St. Paul's words in the epistle that the wages of sin is death, as in mortal sin equals death to eternal life; and that eternal life is available only through the grace of God, our salvation merited by Christ's offering Himself on the Cross, shedding every last drop of His Most Precious Blood for us. A most fitting commentary to the Epistle and Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in these tumultuous times. Those who do not yield good fruit and remain unrepentant will be cast into the eternal fire


    Since the Seventh Sunday falls on the feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola this year there is only a commemoration. St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus, was born at Loyola in Spain, in the year 1491. He served his king as a soldier till his thirtieth year. Convalescing from a severe wound received at the siege of Pampeluna, he was given, in the absence of other books, the Lives of Jesus Christ and of the Saints. It dawned on his chivalric nature that the Church has need of her army to defend under the sovereign Pontiff the interest of God against heresy and all evil. On his recovery he ascended Montserrat and in the Benedictine Abbey there he laid down his sword at the feet of the Blessed Virgin. He learned here to love the Psalms and canticles of the Divine Office which he was later to recommend to the faithful; he desired that those who were to make his Spiritual Exercises should choose a dwelling whence they could... More on St. Ignatius Loyola




    St. Apollinaris was the disciple of St. Peter, who preached the Gospel at Ravenna. He was one of the first great martyrs of the church. He was made Bishop of Ravenna by the Apostle himself. The miracles he wrought there soon attracted official attention, for they and his preaching won many converts to the Faith, while at the same time bringing upon him the fury of the idolaters, who beat him cruelly and drove him from the city. He was found half dead on the seashore, and kept in concealment by the Christians, but was captured again and compelled to walk on burning coals and a second time expelled. But he remained in the vicinity, and continued his work of evangelization. We find him then journeying in the province of Aemilia. A third time he returned to Ravenna. Again he was captured, hacked with knives, had scalding water poured over his wounds, was beaten in the mouth with stones because he persisted in preaching, and then, loaded with chains, was...More on St. Apollinaris


    John Gregory provides a comprehensive reflection/meditation and study on the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple and this mystery marks the final public appearance of Jesus from the time He was twelve until He reached thirty. In this mystery in the Temple we see the relationship between Mother and Son. In Mary's few words we see expressed the loving and concerned motherly compassion that so well defines her role for us as her children today, and in her Divine Son's reply is laid out the mission Christ will undertake. John provides meditative food for thought on The Fifth Joyful Mystery






    To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. For the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost the theme is that if one is reconcilied with his fellow man then he will always be reconciled with God for he will remain in the state of grace,which is necessary for participating in the sacramental fullness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. If we do not comply with our Lord's commands, the consequences are catastrophic as we see in Fr. Haydock's cogent comments for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Haydock Commentary Make amends with thy brother before partaking at the altar


    July 17 is traditionally the feast of the holy, humble confessor Saint Alexius. According to the most recent researches he was an Eastern saint whose veneration was transplanted from the Byzantine empire to Rome, whence it spread rapidly throughout western Christendom. Together with the name and veneration of the Saint, his legend was made known to Rome and the West by means of Latin versions and recensions based on the form current in the Byzantine Orient. This process was facilitated by the fact that according to the earlier Syriac legend of the Saint, the "Man of God," of Edessa (identical with St. Alexius) was a native of Rome. The Greek legend, which antedates the ninth century and is the basis of all later versions, makes Alexius the son of a distinguished Roman named... More on St. Alexius



    July 18 is the feast of St. Camillus de Lellis who was the son of an officer who had served both in the Neapolitan and French armies. His mother died when he was a child, and he grew up absolutely neglected. When still a youth he became a soldier in the service of Venice and afterwards of Naples, until 1574, when his regiment was disbanded. While in the service he became a confirmed gambler, and in consequence of his losses at play was at times reduced to a condition of destitution. The kindness of a Franciscan friar induced him to apply for admission to that order, but he was refused. He then betook himself to Rome, where he obtained employment in the Hospital for Incurables. He was prompted to... More on St. Camillus de Lellis



    St. Vincent de Paul was born of a peasant family at Pouy in Gascony, France, in 1580. Though some authorities have said it was 1576. He made his humanities studies at Dax with the Cordeliers, and his theological studies, interrupted by a short stay at Saragossa, were made at Toulouse where he graduated in theology. Ordained in 1600 he remained at Toulouse or in its vicinity acting as tutor while continuing his own studies. Brought to Marseilles for an inheritance, he was returning by sea in 1605 when Turkish pirates captured him and took him to Tunis. He was sold as a slave, but escaped in 1607 with his master, a renegade whom he converted. On returning to France he went to Avignon to the papal vice-legate, whom he followed to Rome to continue his studies. He was sent back to France in 1609, on a secret mission to... More on St. Vincent de Paul



    In the Sixteenth Century God raised up a number of saints who by prayer, teaching and good works combated the influence of the pagan Renaissance. Among these was St. Jerome Emiliani, who spent himself in the care of orphans and the poor. He instituted homes for orphan children, and founded the Congregation whose object was to educate orphans. They are called the Somaschl, from Somascha, the little Italian town in which they were first established. He died on February 8, 1531, from the plague which he contracted while burying the dead. It was related that St. Charles Borromeo when going several years afterwards to make a pastoral visit at Somascha, became aware of the presence of the relics of a saint through the sweet perfume which emanated from his tomb. Asking for a thurible, St. Charles offered incense on the sepulchre, being thus the first to...More on St. Jerome Emiliani



    The week of the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost used to be called the week after the Feast of the Apostles, for it is among those which rather often coincide with the Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, though because Easter was so early this year, it is yet two weeks away. The Mass as presented to us by the Church on this day contains a great lesson in Christian Charity. We must live in union. Having entered the Church - the Kingdom of the Father - we are the children of God, and we must love Him in our neighbor who participates as we do in the divine- nature. Indeed the Epistle and Gospel show us that our prayer is of value only if we are all of one heart in unison with God's will, not man's. If not, it is vain, and the Collect makes us ask God to grant us His love, as it is our love for God which is the motive of our love for...More on the Feria



    Saint Mary Magdalen was so called either from Magdala near Tiberias, on the west shore of Galilee, or possibly from a Talmudic expression meaning "curling women's hair," which the Talmud explains as of an adulteress. In the New Testament she is mentioned among the women who accompanied Christ and ministered to Him (Luke 8:2-3), where it is also said that seven devils had been cast out of her (Mark 16:9). She is next named as standing at the foot of the cross (Mark 15:40; Matthew 27:56; John 19:25; Luke 23:49). She saw Christ laid in the tomb, and she was the first recorded witness of the Resurrection. Though the Greeks distinguish the three persons, most of the Latins hold that these three were one and the same. Protestant critics, however, believe there were two, if not three, distinct persons. It is impossible to demonstrate the identity of...More on St. Mary Magdalen



    St. Apollinaris was the disciple of St. Peter, who preached the Gospel at Ravenna. He was one of the first great martyrs of the church. He was made Bishop of Ravenna by the Apostle himself. The miracles he wrought there soon attracted official attention, for they and his preaching won many converts to the Faith, while at the same time bringing upon him the fury of the idolaters, who beat him cruelly and drove him from the city. He was found half dead on the seashore, and kept in concealment by the Christians, but was captured again and compelled to walk on burning coals and a second time expelled. But he remained in the vicinity, and continued his work of evangelization. We find him then journeying in the province of Aemilia. A third time he returned to Ravenna. Again he was captured, hacked with knives, had scalding water poured over his wounds, was beaten in the mouth with stones because he persisted in preaching, and then, loaded with chains, was...More on St. Apollinaris


    John Gregory provides a comprehensive reflection/meditation and study on the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple and this mystery marks the final public appearance of Jesus from the time He was twelve until He reached thirty. In this mystery in the Temple we see the relationship between Mother and Son. In Mary's few words we see expressed the loving and concerned motherly compassion that so well defines her role for us as her children today, and in her Divine Son's reply is laid out the mission Christ will undertake. John provides meditative food for thought on The Fifth Joyful Mystery




    Down through the ages Mount Carmel has been a rock of inspiration and sanctification from the time of Elias to present day. The story of Carmel is prose, poetry and prayer and basically the benchmark of the Blessed Virgin Mary's integral role as Advocate, Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces. Carmel has been favored by Our Lady as foretold in the Old Testament and as manifested to St. Simon Stock in 1251 when she bestowed on him the Brown Scapular and the amazing promise of ultimate salvation to all who abide by the rules of the Scapular. In addition, at Lourdes the Blessed Mother appeared to Bernadette as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on this day 147 years ago and in the same heavenly garb on her final apparition at Fatima on October 13, 1917. We provide a thorough backgrounder on the meaning and magnificence of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and its history, masterfully conveyed by Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger in his masterpiece The Liturgical Year as well as the Act of Consecration to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in honor of today's Double Major Commemoration in a feature we have chosen to call The Lasting Magnificence, Grace, and Power of Our Lady of Mount Carmel



    We've all heard St. Francis of Assisi's words, "there but for the grace of God go I", but how many of us really understand this? We bring you a retro article from last year where guest contributor, Ava Bell, now a committed Traditional Catholic, related how this hit home for her in her earlier days before her awakening, if you will, in the same manner that Saint Augustine wrote about when confiding his past sins in his landmark book "Confessions." Her experience is pertinent for our times, especially in this day and age when so many worship at the altar of the world, the flesh and the devil, not really thinking about each's own visitation when each one of us will stand before God at his or her Particular Judgment. She presented a sobering story that should shake the timbers of our souls and wake the echoes of those who assume security when, in truth, there is only one way to secure eternal salvation and no amount of superstitions will stay the inevitable truth that for any sacramental to be effective, the one receiving it must be of good will and open to the grace of God, specifically Sanctifying Grace. Without this protection, all else is futile, fateful. She candidly explained in her article The Brown Scapular is Not a Good Luck Charm


    John Gregory provides a comprehensive reflection/meditation and study on the Presentation of the Child Jesus and the Purification of His Blessed Mother in the Temple and a renewed perspective of Mary's role in salvation in how her life parallels her holy obedience to all God has asked. Though her divine Child would be submissive to her as an obedient, loving Son for the next 30 years, it was here, Forty days after His birth that Mary followed the letter of the Jewish Law not only to present Him to the Jews as the Messiah, so recognized by Simeon, but also for Mary to obediently go through the rite of purification in the eyes of man - though she already was the purest vessel ever created by the Almighty, free of original sin. In a sense, for the rest of us born with Original Sin, her submission was the precursor for the Sacrament of Penance. The Fourth Joyful Mystery



    In the twelfth chapter of Book Three, Saint Bridge of Sweden, as the bride, implores God and pours forth prayers for the bishop mentioned earlier, and about the answers provided by the heavenly Father, Christ Himself, Saint Agnes, and the Blessed Virgin Mary in guiding St. Bridget as They speak of two roads, one leads to the abyss and is pleasurable and carefree while the road to Heaven is an uphill struggle made light and easy the more one embraces God's will and strengthens their prayer life in the state of grace. Those not in the state of grace cannot count on switching roads for no one knows the day nor the hour when it might be too late. There are no shortcuts. The inspiration provided in the Revelations and Prophesies to St. Bridget provide a compass to navigate our way on the straight and narrow road to Heaven in Make sure you're on the right road


    July 14 is the Double Feast of Saint Bonaventure. He is the only doctor celebrated in July. Satan is indeed furious and we need today men of the caliber of St. Bonaventure who was a man full of "good fortune" from his earliest years. Humility was his virtue; his role model was St. Francis of Asissi, the holy founder who named him. He followed this man, continuing the ideals of the Franciscans, guiding them during turbulent times when growing pains created problems in the ranks and with various ecclesial authorities opposed to the Friars Minor. This Universal Doctor was one of the first saintly Cardinals of the Church. He was close friends with "The Angelic Doctor" St. Thomas Aquinas and the saintly king of France King Louis IX. He was the architect of the 2nd Council of Lyons and, fittingly, was called home by God immediately following completion of the Council. His work done on earth but continued through his writings and example; so much so that Saint Bonaventure is known as The Seraphic Doctor



    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey makes it crystal clear how transparent the counterfeit church of conciliarism is and the idea launched that Tod Brown, the Grand Pubah of the Orange Diocese Lodge, who is caricatured to the right by Andrzej as a cartoon and he is definitely that, though many are not laughing at his blatant apostassy. To seal his deal with the devil, he has floated the idea of purchasing the new age monstrosity known as the Crystal 'Cathedral' which is more a tribute to Baal than anything else. Built by Robert Schuler decades ago in trying to outdo even the Tower of Babel and intended to show off the prosperity one could have by trusting in crystals and one's inner self without relying totally on God proved again the hoax for Schuler's clan could not practice what they preached. Does no one realize crystal shatters? So much for prosperity in the new age, but Brown's pandering for this new age icon fits right in with the apostate church's agenda of turning everything it touches into the devil's playpen as Tom pinpoints in his revealing article on this atrocity - and we're not just talking about the property but the potential buyer in purple...or is that lavender? You decide as you read Tom's piece, Makes Sense As Clear As Crystal



    In Griff Ruby's fourteenth installment of his excellent YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he continues his dissection of the damage Lumen Gentium did in abdicating jurisdiction of every ecclesiastical authority who followed the new establishment formed at Vatican II and this included every priest, bishop and, yes, pope. Traditional clerics and bishops not assigned to geographic territories but rather like religious order abbots with authority all over the world but no exclusive claim to any territory, have the jurisdiction to administer the Sacraments. All diocesan boundaries were dissolved by Lumen Gentium. Our traditional bishops and clergy alone have all of the valid orders, Catholic doctrinal orthodoxy, and the Apostolic mission to convert the world to Christ. If you argued that they, in collectively working together, do not have valid hierarchical authority over the Church, then you would have to come to the conclusion that such authority does not exist and cannot exist ever again. This would, of course, contradict our Lord's words that He will always be with His Church. Once again the Modernists are impaled on their own petard as territorial structure is made wide open for Traditional Bishops and Priests to go Wherever souls seek the true Sacraments .



    John Gregory begins a three-part series on the elephant in the room that is really a bull - an uncaring, devious and deadly charging out-of-control bull that cares not for what it destroys. For far too long - as in over 50 years - has the wrath of God been incurred because men who were supposed to represent Christ on this earth as His Vicar have instead become the vicar of satan by their obstinate contradiction of what true Popes declared, proclaimed, decreed, defined and determined that no one could alter their command at any time in the future. Pretty definitive, right? Yet, the Modernists seem to have myopia when it comes to obedience. Those who obey the true Popes are considered "schismatic" and "outside the church of Vatican II", while those who embrace syncretism, humanism, ecumenism - every ism possible - all wrapped in one ism which His Holiness Pope St. Pius X called the "heresy of heresies": Modernism, charge on. It is time those who call themselves 'Catholic' and give credence to an apostate heretic wake up and realize the true Popes were not whistling Dixie when they warned that if anyone contradicted their decrees they would incur the wrath of Almighty God. Have you looked around lately at the world? Do you think God has reason to render His wrath? It is time to corral the bulls. If only we had someone to issue a Papal Bull to do so. John explains in Part One of No Bull, This is Serious



    To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. Today for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, the theme is those creatures swimming in the sea of fallen human nature in this world and who can only be rescued through the grace of God via those He has sent to reel in souls as fishers of men. St. Peter is the chief fishermen and, despite his temerity, our Lord knew the mettle of the man He tabbed to head His Church on earth and had no compunction in commanding His disciples to "launch out into the deep" for souls, not fish as we see in Fr. Haydock's Commentary for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, "Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets..."


    In the eleventh chapter of Book Three, Saint Bridge of Sweden, as the bride, conveys trusting words to Christ. Then receives an answer first from Saint John the Baptist who offers assurance to the bride that Christ does indeed speak to her. Then the Baptist relates to her how difficult it is for a rich man but one who has the happiness of the good rich man understands this perfectly. However, as he describes, an imprudent bishop is compared to a monkey because of his foolishness and wicked life and the consequences of loving worldly things more than the sweet fragrance of God's truths and love. For such folly a cardinal legate received sulphur and poison as his reward as Christ confirms. Is it monkey see, monkey do, or will you stand strong and not ape those committed to the demon? The inspiration provided in the Revelations and Prophesies to St. Bridget provide a compass to navigate our way through this planet zoo and jungle for... To ape the world is to lose one's soul


    John Gregory provides an insightful inspiration on the great Mystery of Christ's incarnation - the Nativity of the promised Messiah. John provides insight from various reliable sources to enhance the meditation on the Third Joyful Mystery and why that Holy Night is so special while giving all a greater appreciation of Mary's role in salvation and how, through the Nativity of her Divine Son, and in cooperation with the chosen Joseph, She cooperated with God's call to bear all things in love, silence and obedience to God in all things for His greater honor and glory. John shares the meditation of The Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity of our Lord


    On Thursday, July 7 we provided a special compendium to prove the grave error of the Motu Mess introduced four years ago on this date and, which since, has been watered down to replicate just what it was intended to be at the beginning: a devious device to deliberately deceive the duped. Keep in mind the articles we posted all foretold this. Were these writers clairvoyant? No, they just knew what is Catholic and what is not. The Motu is not! Nor is the one who issued it! The quicker all realize that, the faster the Faith will return. For this feature, see Four Years of Commisseration over Summorum Pontificum



    A man for all seasons and all reasons was not reason enough for the ruthless Henry VIII to stay his hand of execution and seal his own soul in a vortex of further sin by condemning the innocent St. Thomas More to death. Do you really think the Modernists will be any less lenient when we stand against the false church of conciliarism? We have already seen that anything goes except if you are a Traditional Catholic. We must be willing to have the guts and grace that this holy martyr for the true Faith had. Are we ready to do that? Are we ready to stand alone? We should take courage from this lay man, Sir Thomas More, whose traditional feast we celebrate today. Here was a man who gave up home, his wife, family, prestige, treasures, the plaudits of man, and his very life rather than compromising one iota with anyone who would dare veer from the one and only true Faith Christ established upon the Rock of Peter. He realized his greatest treasure was his soul. He would do nothing to jeopardize that. Today, such principle and commitment seems less and less a reality. So great is the pull of the world, the flesh and the devil in duping the vast majority to believe the church in Rome today is Catholic. Sir Thomas More would have recognized the counterfeit church immediately, why don't we? See God wanted More and Thomas complied
      And speaking of Modernists who would never understand More or any of the others who would rather die than compromsise their faith, you must read Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's latest article on Josef Ratzinger: Sixty Years of Priestly Apostasy




    In Griff Ruby's thirteenth installment of his excellent YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he continues his dissection of the damage Lumen Gentium did in abdicating jurisdiction of every ecclesiastical authority who followed the new establishment formed at Vatican II and this included every priest, bishop and, yes, pope. Yet, that document has come back to bite the barbarians at the gate for Lumen Gentium's language magnifies the fact that, in actuallity, it justified by its own abandonment of the Church founded by Christ, credence to the very jurisdiction to traditional clerics as they are the only possible recipients of the jurisdiction that Lumen Gentium cast to the wind. Thus, recognizing there was no longer one legitimate authority (a true Pope) to rule, it necessitated emergency action or, as the Church calls it Epikeia. Because a few Bishops realized the grave error of Lumen Gentium and the course of Vatican II they had the heroic courage to stand up to the doppelganger church - the counterfeit church of conciliarism and realized, that in order to perpetuate the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church they needed to consecrate new bishops to carry out the truths and traditions in order to keep the Faith alive in the face of the Great Apostasy. A Few Good Men.



    On Independence Day, we shared a prayer sent to us by Joe Omlor, son of one of the earliest pioneers of the Traditional Catholic movement - Patrick Henry Omlor: Dear God, bring the Faith to our beloved country. It was once a virgin land wherein the only praise was that of the murmur of the Mass on the shores, the hills and the prairies. Zealous priests and explorers claimed it for Thee, giving Thy Holy Name to its rivers, lakes and cities. From east to west they traveled, from mission to mission, from Mass to Mass until the land was encircled by prayer and gave of its bounty to Thy glory. And now it is dedicated to Thy Immaculate Mother. May she find America again, as she once found the lost Child Jesus in the Temple. May she touch the hearts of our people, disposing them to receive the ancient faith, and thus showing them the things that are to their peace. We ask this of Thee through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


    John Gregory provides the commentary for the Third Sunday after Pentecost within the Octave of the Sacred Heart, which this year is superseded by the Solemnity of the Most Precious Blood. Father George Leo Haydock gives us food for thought in respect to this Sunday when 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. Redemption



    John Gregory provides an insightful inspiration on the Visitation where Our Lady dismissed all concerns for herself to minister to others, most notably her cousin St. Elizabeth who was further along in her pregnancy than Mary. Elizabeth recognized in Mary God's design for her younger cousin as did the babe in her womb - Saint John the Baptist who, though not conceived free of Original Sin was sanctified at the presence of the Babe in Mary's womb - the fetus of the God-Man. In this time when man's uncharity towards his fellow man is legend, we need to refocus on the intention for the Second Joyful Mystery - charity towards our neighbor out of our love for God. This charity is not reserved only for a select few, but all we meet. This charity is not about doing only humane things for others, but going well beyond that in doing all we can to do all in our power to see that our neighbor will save his eternal soul. This means charitably rebuking, correcting and admonishing if our neighbor has veered from the path God intended, and that means knowing our Faith so others will know it and convert. That's the greatest charity we can do for others because we do not want to see them condemned. That's what can happen as Jesus so clearly told us in St. Matthew 28: 20 and St. Mark 16: 16. John shares the meditation of The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation
      For this Double of the Second Class Feast of the Visitation, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey provides an inspirational piece for that says it all about the charity our Blessed Mother extends to all in his piece. Magnficat



    Father Casimir celebrated his 25th Anniversary Friday night with a Solemn High Mass on the high altar at St. Michael's church. He is the pastor of the jewel of the CMRI, the sprawling, majestic campus of Mount Saint Michael's overlooking the city of Spokane and the winding Spokane River. He oversees a thriving parish in quite possibly the most beautiful, heavenly church in the world that still offers the true Mass. He also oversees the Academy, which continues the tradition of true Catholic education in schooling traditional Catholic students from K to 12 in forming the leaders of tomorrow to perpetuate the holy faith. On behalf of our readers around the world, we offer our warmest wishes and prayers to Father on celebrating his Silver Jubilee as a true priest, a man who truly exemplifies what a pastor should be.



    John Gregory documents how the Heart of God has always been held in special esteem. Many are under the assumption that the Sacred Heart didn't come into devotion until our Lord appeared to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, but Sacred Scripture and the example of David who put his heart into action for the Heart of God, shows that the Heart of God has always been the portal to true Love. Without It, one enters a black hole that one may not be able to escape unless one has love for God, and subsequently, because of that, his neighbor. One cannot attain everlasting life without love. That love begins and ends with the Most Sacred Heart Whose love knows no bounds; Whose love can move mountains; Whose love can melt the coldest of hearts, soften the hardest; Whose love was so great that It was offered to It's very last drop of blood. And this year is special for seldom does the feast of the Sacred Heart fall on the feast of the Most Precious Blood. This year the Blood reunites with the Heart, if you will, symbolic of the life that never ends, beating ever with unimaginable love for man -- so much so, that God gave of His Heart that in His human nature His love included suffering and dying on the cross - no greater love doth anyone have than to give His life that we might have eternal life. That's what the Sacred Heart is all about and no leader of men or nations will ever be successful until they realizes that as John explains in. The Heart of the Matter
      In this same vein, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey provides an inspirational piece for this First Class Feast in encouraging all to enthrone their homes sto the Most Sacred Heart. Enthroning the Heart of Love in Our Homes


       In the tenth chapter of Book Three, the Virgin speaks to her daughter, offering assurance about the words spoken to her; and on the danger and approaching collapse of the Church, and how, unfortunately, the overseers of the Church largely devote themselves nowadays to a life of debauchery and greed and waste the goods of the Church in their pride, and how such behavior and attitude incurs the wrath of God. Consider, if you will, that these words were given a a century and a half before the devastating Protestant revolution in the sixteenth century. Now read these words in light of our present day catastrophe known as the counterfeit church of conciliarism and we can see the veracity of our Lady's warning in the mid 1300's. Oh, will we ever learn? Read Mary's words and ask what you can do: "I, the Queen of Heaven, will come to the aid of anyone who, knowing his own insufficiency, is willing to take on the task of making the Church's foundation stable and restoring the blessed vineyard that God founded with His Blood, and, together with the angels, I will root up loose roots and throw any trees without fruit into the fire and plant fruitful shoots in their stead. By this vineyard I mean the Church of God in which the two virtues of humility and divine charity must be restored." It's in our court now. Will you serve? See Our Lady's words to St. Bridget in Shining Rainbow of Redemption




    On behalf of all our readers, we sent our heartfelt congratulations to Father Brendan Legg and Father Michael Oswalt on the occasion of their Ordination to the Holy Priesthood on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at a Solemn Pontifical High Mass on the high altar of Mount St. Michael's Church in Spokane when His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI conferred the Sacrament of Holy Orders. These two men are the latest consecrated warriors of the Word, dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the one, true holy Faith in bringing the true Sacraments to the Faithful in the face of so much apathy and opposition to the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church. We ask God to richly bless them for their perseverance and further proof that if it is of and from God, nothing will stop it. Fr. Michael Oswalt is an excellent example of this as he was maligned, libeled and stolen from by the conciliar diocese and its alien apparatchiks because he dared to question how he could be a priest in the newchurch and say a valid Mass when, in his research, he realized it was impossible. Yet, the wolves in sheep's clothing who have infiltrated the Church over the past 50 plus years stopped at nothing to slander him and prevent him from even his just wages. Yet he was so humble and sincere that he was willing to submit to Bishop Pivarunas and, basically, start all over in formation for the true priesthood even though he had undergone the required indoctrination - erh, ah to be politically correct (which we detest) - 'seminary' training - in the conciliar confines. Because he was true to his heart and soul, he has exemplified what we all must do to be meek and humble of heart in order to make our hearts like unto the Sacred Heart. On the transferred feast of the Most Precious Blood Fr. Oswalt will confect for the first time the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of the True Presence of Jesus Christ at his First Solemn High Mass at 8 a.m. at the Mount. Fr. Legg will do the same on the feast of St. Paul the Apostle at 8 a.m. in celebrating his first Solemn High Mass.



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