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This replaces the Angelus during Paschaltide
Regina Coeli laetare. Alleluia.Oremus.
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut, per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Quia quem meruisti portare. Alleluia.
Resurrexit sicut dixit. Alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, virgo Maria. Alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere. Alleluia.
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.Let us pray.
O God, Who through the resurrection of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant us, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord.
For He Whom thou was made worthy to bear. Alleluia.
Hath risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to our God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord hath risen indeed.
Piety is the Gift of the Holy Ghost highlighted today and it gives one to pause and consider that if more people had piety there would be less wars, less hate, less animosity towards our fellow man and many, many more converts for man would, just through his piety, respect all that God has created. There'd be no need for ecological matters, politicians, even lawyers. Man would be in harmony with the will of God, but then who are we kidding. Few even respect the virtue of piety let alone ask it of the Sanctifier. That is one reason why our world is in such turmoil today because of the chaos in the world for the devil steers man away from humility and consequently away from God. That is why piety is so pertinent in loving God and respecting all He has deigned for the welfare of man's salvation. Third Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
There is no greater means of piety than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey provides an inspiring short piece on the liturgical progression from Christmastide to the end of Paschaltide during this time after the Ascension leading toward Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. From Bethlehem to Calvary to Heaven
John Gregory provides the commentary for the Sunday after the Ascension from Father George Leo Haydock found in many Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. In all things Christ must be honored and defended even if it means being persecuted for believing in Him. Our Lord conveys these final words to His disciples, foretelling of a time when the Jews and unbelievers would greatly harass and even kill them. Every apostle except for St. John suffered martyrdom. When Jesus speaks of His followers "being put out of the synagogues" what do you think they'd have to say about BeneRatz' latest schmoozing and giving credence to Caiaphas and all the faithless Jews since who persist in their error? What does he do? Not only participates, thus publicly giving scandal through his persistent heresy, but proclaims that the Jews do not need to be converted. But then what's new? In fact, he's done it so much that few recognize the apostasy in their midst. We need only read what our Lord says about it in today's Gospel. Do you think Fr. Joseph Ratzinger has read that passage? Do you really think he cares? Ah, there's the rub. All hail man! Yes, Lord, we remember that You did tell us this too would come. Perhaps we never realized how bad it would be with so many duped into actually believing Ratzinger represents You. St. Paul says today "in all things God may be honored through Jesus Christ", not man. "They have not known the Father, nor Me"
Fear of the Lord seems to be forgotten in so many today who go about their lives without fearing what the Lord will do because of their hardened hearts and devil-may-care attitude that they can do whatever they want. Oh, will they be surprised. Let us pray it will not be too late when they realize the devil doesn't care because he already has them in his grip, but God does and if they do not develop a Holy Fear they will when they stand before their Judge and hear their sentence. Talk about fear! That is why to be truly Catholic one must fear the Lord not for the punishments He may dole to those who do not follow His divine will, but for fear of offending Him. That is where love comes into play for if we truly love God, we will care how He feels and do everything we can to alleviate the wrath of the Almighty Whose cup by now is running over with the offenses against Him and His Natural Laws. Let us pray the Holy Ghost will soften the hardened hearts, warm the cold dones, and bring them to the realization of how having a Holy Fear is a true gift of the Holy Ghost as we pray the Second Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
This also dovetails with Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's article that warns if we do not have the Fear of the Lord we will continue to count on naturalism as the answer and we know for a fact that is never the answer as Tom points out in reminding us no one can lead us to God who is a naturalist in his piece March of the Midget Naturalists
Will we follow Christ's command posted for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey on what Jesus directs His disciples to do and which must be our mission as well: Baptize All Men, Teach All Nations
? Of course, such a charge from the Son of God is totally lost on Ratzinger-Benedict and his conciliar ilk who do just the opposite as has been only too obvious over the past 50 plus years, not to mention his aberrations in just the last month, as well as the neo-SSPX sell out that has members bailing daily, all visible proof at Traditio
. Today we begin the oldest novena of the Church, the Novena to the Holy Ghost
and if ever we needed the Advocate's help it is now when souls and hearts have hardened and grown lukewarm in their comfort zones, which surely can't be pleasing to the Sanctifier. In the face of this ennui to the spiritual crisis that has caused so much destruction to body and soul since the death of the last true Pope on October 9, 1958, we ask when will we wake up from this free fall and grab the parachute God offers? If only we would reach out and make the effort to save not only our own souls but those of our fellow man, we'd see a tremendous change in attitude and conversions. It is what Christ commands us to do and that command begins with the only ones who have the jurisdiction and authority to provide the true sacraments to souls - the traditional bishops who hold the key to returning sanity and sanctity. Let us pray the Holy Ghost will touch them and move them to set aside their petty differences and be the apostles we need them to be, that God needs them to be. Let us dedicate this nine day Novena to our true shepherds with the First Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
Forty days after rising from the dead, the Son of God returns to the Father as He said He would, but He has promised His Spirit would be with His disciples until the consummation of the world. That assurance we have in ten days when we celebrate the birthday of His Holy Church on Pentecost. Today we celebrate His glorious Ascension into Heaven where He remains until He returns as He promised. As we discussed last week, when that will be no one knows, but He has given us the signs that the time is near from His discourse in the Gospel of St. Matthew and indeed much of what He foretold has come to pass including the "abomination of desolation" which we can clearly see is the abominable Novus Ordo 'missae'
, which is also in lockstep with the New World Order (novus ordo seclorum
) that will adopt satan as their leader once all are under his control. No wonder Jesus said aloud His curiosity of whether there will be any faith left when the Son of man returns. Food for thought as we celebrate this Holy Day of Obligation where, following the Gospel, the Paschal candle is extinguished and then removed. For those not able to get to Holy Mass today or not having the true Mass available to them, we invite you to pray at home and provide the missal for this day at Ascension of Our Lord
and we encourage you to read Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's inspiring piece for this Solemnity with Baptize All Men, Teach All Nations
John Gregory provides inspiration for the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven in a meditation of the Second Glorious Mystery. The Son of God has gone to prepare a place for us, and thus the effects of the Ascension remain an on-going mystery for Christ continues to prepare for us at the Father's right hand and in that wondrous news is extended the greatest hope to all for where Christ has gone He waits for us to follow in a place of everlasting happiness for those who are obedient to His teachings and cooperate with the divine Will. Just as Jesus left instructions for His Apostles, He has left us inerrant instructions that, if we follow fully, will assure us of being with Him forever. John provides reflections on The Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension
On this first day of the month of the Sacred Heart, Rogation Wednesday, Vigil of the Ascension and feast of the holy virgin St. Angela Merici, we bring you Griff Ruby's ninth seven and a half minute vignette out of his sixteen-part YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective". Griff points out the importance of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which is and always will be the Immemorial Apostolic Mass of All Times and said completely in Latin. It is not the Motu or Indult or any hybrid concocted by the 'contuity of diversity' jargon coming out of modernist Rome; it is not the ordinary or extraordinary form, but rather the ONLY form set in stone for all time by the infallible, dogmatic decrees of the Council of Trent and codified by His Holiness Pope St. Pius V in Quo Primum. The Traditional Latin Mass is the life and heartbeat of the Church. This Mass and this Mass alone is the sign of unity among real Catholics, the way that all real Catholics identify themselves. Griff understands that not all have such a treasure near them and he encourages those who don't to try to make it as often as possible, even if it is once a month and that those who truly want to identify themselves as real Catholics will stay away from the Protestantized services - even if they use the moniker of 'mass' but are fully in tune with the heretical Vatican II. Only those who exclusively attend the true Latin Mass or those Eastern Rites which were in union with Rome prior to Vatican II and refused to go along with the changes, can be considered real Catholics because the Novus Ordo changed the law of belief. Thus, the new law of belief is different from true Catholic belief. By attending the Novus Ordo, one is demonstrating that one is outside the true Church in the same manner Catholics went along with Henry VIII in the sixteenth century.
There is only One True Mass
On the very last day of May we offer Our Lady both the ANEMONE
flower which represents the beautiful virtue of UNION WITH JESUS
and the full bouquet from the full month. The Anemone is a woodplant whose beautiful flower is renowned. Also well known is the fact Our Lady constantly encourages us to come to her Divine Son and be united with Him through her. That is because He loves His Mother and His children so and is so pleased when we honor her as He honored her during His life on earth and after in Heaven where He, along with the Father and Holy Ghost crowned Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth. That is why today is so special for we take the entire bouquet offered throughout the month and offer them all to our Blessed Heavenly Queen with a bonanza of bouquets of flowers and the corresponding virtues that we have pledged to Our Lady to practice. Above and in this installment we provide a special graphic where Our Lady is surrounded by these beautiful flowers. You can go to HOLY CARD
to print it out and clip it out as a holy card for your missal to remind you of these virtues.
On the thirtieth day of May the flower presented to Our Lady is the beautiful CAMELLIA
with the corresponding Virtue being PERSEVERANCE
. This magnificent flower, which is a greenhouse shrub, is relatively a new find from the tea plant. In fact, its Latin name was derived after the one who discovered it and who practiced perseverance: the Jesuit missionary Father Georg Josef Kamel, a missionary priest in Moravia. Perseverance also applies to the fact that there is but one more day left in this Month of May to honor Christ by showering His Blessed Mother with bouquets of flowers and virtues and by praying her Rosary and the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
For years we have strived to make this day special in traditional circles for there really isn't a special day to honor our fallen heroes in the traditional movement. We are not talking only of the bishops and priests who forged the Faith in the face of fierce opposition from the conciliar cabal, but also of the laity; those who sacrificed so much to pass down the true faith at the expense of being ostracized by friends, neighbors, even within their own family. But they knew that their soul and the souls of their children are more important than pleasing man and thus they were willing to travel the difficult narrow path, a lonely one but the only one that leads to eternal life.
Thus on this day we give thanks and petition Heaven for protection from natural disasters for which this devotion of Rogation Days was established. Quite possibly no time in recent memory has this hit closer to home than this past week when terrible tornadoes terrified citizens throughout the heartland from Texas to Pennsylvania with over 500 losing their lives. It is a reminder as we posted in this past Thursday
issue that we never know when our time is up. That is why we've been privileged to have these Rogation Days to offer supplication and ask God to avert His anger, especially in light of how many have turned from Him. On this day, let us remember that, give thanks and supplication, and reflect on the supernatural resources God has given us in His truths and traditions of His true Church and His disciples who refuse to compromise with the counterfeit church of conciliarism. We invite you to pray the Litany of the Saints during these three Rogation Days which are celebrated in the liturgy just prior to the Solemnity of the Ascension. Lesser Litanies for Rogation Days
In the Haydock Commentary for the Fifth Sunday after Easter from Father George Leo Haydock found in many Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament and provided here by John Gregory, we see in the Epistle by St. James only the penitent man who heeds God's law and will shall not fear. For God knows a man's heart. One can never hide from God and it's important to realize that as great as the Corporal Works of Mercy might be, they are hollow if the Spiritual Works of Mercy are not applied. To work out one's salvation in fear and trembling, one cannot be passive, but rather active for the good of souls as God so wills and in the Gospel our Lord reaffirms His divinity in His discourse with His apostles in reminding them that He must return to the Father Who sent Him. But He encourages them that they shall know great joy and anything they ask of the Father in Christ's name, it will be granted. Quite a promise that has been fulfilled ever since to all who comply with all He asks. Through Christ our Lord
On the twenty-ninth day of May the flower presented to Our Lady is the ASTER
with the corresponding Virtue being GOODNESS
. The Aster is named for the Greek aster
which means star and the blooming herbs of the Aster with the showy daisy-like flowers blooms in the Fall, shining amongst the changing foliage which is losing its leaves. Appropriately Goodness shines through when others lose their luster. Goodness is what the Blessed Mother cherishes so much in her Divine Son's children for Goodness is the foundation of a sincere heart and a pure soul. There are but two days left this month to pray the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In the seventh chapter of Book Three, the Blessed Mother speaks again to her daughter in which she follows up the magnificent words of the Bishop Ambrose - yes, quite possibly the holy Doctor of the Church - and compares him as the good bishop to the bad bishop as the Virgin imparts to St. Bridget of Sweden in comparing a world-loving bishop to a bellows full of air -- like a tornado that destroys like it did to many this week -- or to a snail lying in filth. Our Lady also speaks about the sentence dealt out to such a bishop who is the very opposite of Bishop Ambrose, a saintly man who nourished back to life souls who had been deprived of the waters of truth and temperance. These lessons are invaluable in knowing our own hearts and judging the actions and words of those who have donned the purple garments of the episcopacy. Book Three, Chapter Seven : The breeze of the Spirit clashes with hot air
On the twenty-eighth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the HONEYSUCKLE
with the corresponding Virtue of CONFIDENCE IN GOD
. The honeysuckle, a member of the columbine family is a sweet plant of long spurred flowers that resemble almost a trumpet like shape, trumpeting the Confidence in God. From the amazing floral display thus far in May, we can see the beauty He has created and this should spur on confidence in Him alone. Nothing, however is more beautiful to His beautiful Blessed Mother than a pure soul arrayed in grace. With only a few days left in Mary's month of May, let us not neglect the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
While the first step to sainthood is making one "venerable" the title of Saint Bede the Venerable means so much more for he was the illustrious ornament of the Anglo-Saxon Church and its very first historian. Considered the Father of English History, he was the first to date events as in the "Year of Our Lord" - Anno Domini (A.D.) and would be appalled today to hear that the Modernist secularists want to make it A.C.E. (After the Common Era)in doing away with any reference to Christ whatsoever, all part of the anti-Catholic agenda to de-Christianize America thoroughly. That is the Masonic creed which Bede would never have stood for. St. Bede was officially named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII. Considered a Father of the Church, he was the Benedictines' jewel and is often called
The Holy Historian
On the twenty-seventh day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the VERBENA
with the corresponding Virtue of PRUDENCE
. Bouquets of peachy-pink verbena, often grown in tropical and sub-tropical areas, are often mixed with the sacred boughs of laurel, olive or myrtle plants which are prized and intended to be cultivated just as the soul strives to manage itself by upholding all moral propriety and modesty, presenting itself before God as a victor over sin. How appropriate that it falls on the feast of St. Bede the Venerable for the holy monk was most prudent in documenting the history of the Church in England and establishing Christ in the annals of history with Anno Domini
. With only a few days left in Mary's month of May, let us not neglect the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
John Gregory provides a comparison on the authentic divinely-ordained Sacrament Extreme Unction and the new rite that has stripped souls of the saving grace so necessary as death nears. This is written with the hope that Catholics caught in the vice of the conciliar structure and who are compelled to follow the man-made rites that may be called sacraments but are not, will not get squeezed when the time comes and God says your time on this earth is about to end. How sad, no make that how tragic it is that countless Catholics are being deprived of the true Sacrament of the Last Rites by buying into the 'sacrament of the sick cures all' when in truth, it cures very little and, like untested drugs today, there can be many side effects that make it much more dangerous to take the drug than not. So also with the 'sacrament' of the sick. Just as they have warning labels on prescriptions and cigarette packs, so also they should have warning labels plastered on the doors of every Novus Ordo
lodge (church) saying: Enter at your own risk. The Last Rites Compared
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey files a sobering article on what all of us should be focused on - especially in these uncertain times - the Four Last Things. While many have rightly dismissed the kook Harold Camping on tempting God by daring to predict what he thought God would do while he entirely ignored the Word of God in St. Matthew 24, they should not dismiss the actuality and eventuality - that is certain - that everyone is going to die. When? That is up to God alone. But that does not mean we should put it off for while so many talk the talk, we wonder how many are willing to walk the walk along the narrow path that alone leads to eternal life. Sadly, very few and that is the great tragedy that Tom speaks of for most of civilization is ill-prepared when that time comes. We can't say we haven't been warned by divine Revelation and Tradition of Christ's holy Church. But then the modern counterfeit church of conciliarism is doing all it can to dull our perspective on what Providence has predicted. Tom shares the truth that if we're prepared, we shouldn't even consider when the End Days will be, just that it will be and could be any day, any moment as he advises in his essay, Today This Day Could Be Doomsday For Your or For Me
On this feast of St. Philip Neri, the holy confessor and mystic who preached on the Four Last Things - Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell, and who is said to have raised souls from the dead, we thought it would be the ideal day to bring you John's article above and Tom's, as well as bring you a repeat of this step in our Catholicism Made Simple series in light of the tragic deaths and all the horror in the heartland from the terrible tornadoes and floods. Because being prepared is so important in respect to the Four Last Things and dealing head on with the subject of death, we repeat this specific step for the greatest consolation of grace a Catholic can receive is the Last Sacrament, the Sacrament of Extreme Unction which has been so twisted by the modern conciliar church that it barely resembles, if at all, the true purpose and immense benefits that are accrued by receiving this Last Sacrament before meeting our Maker at our Particular Judgment. As St. Paul said, "Death, where is thy sting?" and indeed, when one is back in the state of Sanctifying Grace and ready to die the fear of death melts away. There is so much consolation in that and yet, the conciliar newchurch has seen fit to eliminate this with a hybrid version called 'sacrament' of the Sick which is stripped of so much, including being a valid sacrament. When it's a question of dying, one wants to be sure they're receiving the real thing because one's eternal life is at stake. Death and the Last Sacrament of Extreme Unction
On the twenty-sixth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the PRIMROSE
with the corresponding Virtue being LOVE OF LABOR
. Interesting that the primrose would represent the love of work for it is the primrose path which represents sensual pleasure and is most often associated with the path to perdition. Conversely it is the narrow and straight path to Heaven which fosters a love of labor out of a sincere love for God and total humility. Perhaps the primrose, not actually a rose, is presented for it typifies the plentitude of multicolor flowers that are produced through tender loving care by the love of labor for it takes time and work to cultivate a garden of primroses. So also it takes time and work to cultivate virtue but the result is more colorful and splendid to the soul and to Our Lord and Our Lady than any flower, no matter how beautiful the primrose bouquets can be, made all the more beautiful with the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In Griff Ruby's eighth seven to eight-minute vignette out of a sixteen-part YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he explains how many sadly drifted away from the Church to follow the fallen Vatican organization into its heresies. This is not something new but occurred out of an unfortunate mental habit demonstrated before in history when British royalty usurped the Pope's authority and created the schismatic Anglican communion. Nearly all of the general run of people went along with the false new church becaues it had all the same parish churches and cathedrals and priests and bishops. All the characteristics but not the sacramental charisms. So perhaps some so misled may well still be "Catholic-at-heart" (God must judge) but they, like the Novus Ordo followers today, are outside the visible unity of the Church. In part eight, Griff asks us to examine where each of us stand. Are we surrendering to the majority and falling in with our white flags flying, or are we digging in for Christ and His true Church and, like those in the past who would not compromise with impostors and apostates, Surviving in the trenches
On the twenty-fifth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the DAFFODIL
with the corresponding Virtue being DEVOTION TO MARY
. The lovely yellow or white daffodil signals the fullness of Spring just as Our Lady's fulfillment of God's holy Will signaled the fullness of redemption through her Divine Son. Because She is the Living Tabernacle for the Son of God, it is only natural that we show her the very same respect Christ did and shower her with prayers of intercession and with spiritual daffodils in thanksgiving for what was the true "New Springtime" the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the One Who conquered sin and death for us. One way to honor her, beside her holy Rosary, is the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Today is the traditional feast of Mary, Help of Christians. The invocation Auxilium Christianorum
(Help of Christians) originated in the sixteenth century and was added to the Litany of Loreto by His Holiness Pope St. Pius V following the victorious Battle of Lepanto. This feast was instituted for May 24 by His Holiness Pope Pius VII. Though not a feast on the universal calendar it is celebrated at various places throughout the world where, for instance Mary, Help of Christians is the patronal feast of Australia and a double of the first class with an octave leading to the Queenship of Mary is celebrated with great splendor. This feast has also attained special celebrity since St. Don Bosco, founder of the Salesian Congregation, dedicated to Our Lady, Help of Christians, the mother church of his congregation at Turin. The Salesian Fathers have carried the devotion to their numerous establishments. In America it remains a traditional feast and the proper of the Mass is the Feria for the Fourth Sunday after Easter
On the twenty-fourth day of May the flower is the RED POPPY
with the corresponding Virtue being FERVOR
. The hairy-herbed red poppy, though coveted for its opium by those who reject its beauty and look to use it for the means of mammon, emits a milky juice that has been used for authentic medicinal purposes to heal the body. But it is the fervor of its elixir spiritually that drives the virtue of fervor to heal the soul and therein lies the true beauty of the Red Poppy offered to Our Lady in Mary's May. Only a week left to offer her a bouquet with the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A Bishop Ambrose - whether he is the holy Doctor of the Church St. Ambrose - we do not know, but he has been granted by Heaven to communicate with St. Bridget and, to help her - and those of us who read here - to understand better he offers an allegory about a man, his wife and his housemaid, about how this adulterer symbolizes a wicked bishop while his wife symbolizes the Church and his housemaid the love of this world, and Bridget learns of the harsh sentence on those more attached to the world than to the Church. It is a lesson we can all meditate on and see how the conciliar church and those who call themselves 'bishops', yay, even 'popes' are so definitely the adulterer who love the housemaid more than Christ's Mystical Bride. This then is the message imparted to St. Bridget in her Prophesies and Revelations which we are privileged to bring our readers as inspiration and a wonderful examination of conscience for all of us as you'll see in Book Three, Chapter Six: Cheating the Church
On the twenty-third day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the BLUEBELL
with the corresponding Virtue being DESIRE FOR HEAVEN
. The delicate bell-shaped flower which grows on many continents and belongs both to the hyacinth and columbine genus, is symbolic of the church bells that clarion souls to come to Holy Mass or to pray the Angelus, or during Paschaltide the Regina Coeli
. The reason for prayer is not for socializing, but for turning our attention to God and the purpose of desiring things not of this earth, but of Heaven. The Bluebell's delicate shell chimes quietly in a whispy wind reminding us of God's call to focus on our end goal - our Desire for Heaven, possible only through adherence to all Christ has taught and established in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church He founded. It is a magnificent flower to offer to Mary whose entire life was focused on a Desire for Heaven and bringing God's children to that same goal. What a wonderful flower to offer her during her month of May with the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
John Gregory provides the commentary for the Fourth Sunday after Easter from Father George Leo Haydock found in many Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. How ironic when false prophets and antipopes are trying to justify the Jews in their sin, that we have this wonderful Gospel of St. John the Evangelist on the truth. Our Lord foretold many times that the Jews would be a stubborn lot and indeed that has proven true for still today they brag about rejecting Him and expect faithful Catholics to tow their line rather than God's. More proof they answer to the prince of the world and not to the Son of God Who alone provides eternal happiness, re-emphasized so many times, especially in today's Gospel where Jesus promises He will always be with His children for He will not leave His apostles shorthanded. No, as promised, He will send His Spirit, the Holy Ghost which proves the Filioque
of the Creed as we see in today's commentary for the Fourth Sunday after Easter, often referred to as Cantate Sunday for the Introit to "Sing to the Lord..." Promise of the Paraclete
On the twenty-second day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May was the yellow BUTTERCUP
with the corresponding Virtue being OBEDIENCE
. We must always have obedience to God and we owe allegiance to man only when man's directive is in full harmony with the ordaining will of God. The Buttercup, with its five petals and small, humble appearance is a most fitting reminder of obedience for the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary are divided into three sets of five and begin with the Annunciation, which epitomizes obedience for Our Lady's fiat paved the way for the ultimate obedience to the Father with her Divine Son's Passion, Death and Resurrection so that salvation could be attained through the merits of Jesus Christ. What a wonderful flower to offer to the Blessed Mother in her month of May. Remember Our Lady this month with the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Following up our State of the Soul Address in February, we have no choice but to ramp up the rhetoric again especially when today May 21 has been ballyhooed to death - pun intended - as Judgment Day and this is it, folks, no more tomorrow. How many false prophets have come and gone and still people are duped into believing He is there, or He is there in the field, or there in the desert or...well, just read what Our Lord says in St. Matthew 24 and you'll know no one knows the hour but the Father. One reason so many believe the false prophets today is because our own shepherds have not educated the faithful enough to realize Christ's meaning. The gist of this commentary is to light a fire under our bishops, pastors and priests to realize their sheep are wandering in a world gone mad and wondering when our traditional orators are going to orate, truly orate in feeding their flocks the substance of sustenance in returning sanity and sanctity. Enough with just defending our position. It's time for action. Only by our bishops, pastors and priests going on the offense and speaking out firmly can the ship be righted where up is up again and down is down where satan needs to go before the lunatics are totally in charge of the asylum and traditional Catholics are put in straight jackets because their shepherds were too timid to stand for the truth and shout it from the rooftops or because their voices were too weak, lacking emotion, conviction and heart. This, then, is a no-holds barred plea to our shepherds from the sheep. We are the sheep who want to baa, not boo.
For the twenty-first day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the bluish PERIWINKLE with the corresponding Virtue being PURITY OF INTENTION. It has been said the best intentions often go awry. One reason they do is because they may not be based on God's will. Through purity of intention, it is based on doing the Divine Will in all things. One reason the Periwinkle plant is associated with this is because the periwinkle is a trailing evergreen herb with solitary blue or white flowers, often also referred to as myrtle in the U.S. The trail of good intentions, if followed in a straight line toward Heaven will stretch further toward God; those intentions which are not cultivated and cropped by living a virtuous life, will scatter every which way and gather cockle and thistles, thus becoming refuse to be cast into the eternal fires (cf. St. Matthew 7: 19). Remember Our Lady this month with the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In Griff Ruby's seventh eight-minute vignette of a sixteen-part YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he illustrates how the doppeleganger church of Vatican II is not the Catholic Church but rather an organization that wandered off from Catholic teaching and many, because they had been weaned on obedience, followed until they could see something was seriously wrong. Such men as the late Fr. Gomar DePauw saw this immediately and determined to keep Catholicism alive becoming the father of the Traditional movement. Others came later, but in every case at some point they realized what they had been following was different from what they had learned. Something was seriously wrong and did what they could to return to the true Church, searching it out wherever it was and they were. That is one reason there are so many different communities and opinions within the movement, but still One in worship, Holy in resolve, Universal in the Faith, and Apostolic is keeping the Faith alive. He also assuages those who kept their faith by stop going to the conciliar services, many stayed home, others continued to attend out of obedience but realized at a point in their life that they could no longer belong to something that went against all they had learned. He summarizes that the Church still exists very visibly, albeit in the catacombs, with those who have followed the solid Catechism of Trent and kept the Faith, who stay with what they knew as Griff explains in Part Six: Remaining true to the tried and true
For the twentieth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady for Queen of the May is the popular GERANIUM
with the corresponding Virtue being ZEAL FOR SOULS
. Consider that the colorful Geraniums number over 100 million plants grown and sold throughout the world every year. Each colorful, hardy perennial plant, while often different in color and even design, still belongs to the Geranium family. Now consider that in souls - 100 million souls a year being converted! Talk about Zeal for Souls! That is what we should all have and what pleases Blessed Mary so much. We should consider a person's soul much more beautiful in God's sight than a Geranium and tend to cultivating souls by nourishing them perennially with the Truths and Traditions of the One, True Church. we encourage you during Mary's month to pray the Devotion of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Few would be willing to wade through the Hegelian ambiguity and double-speak of one Fr. Josef Ratzinger who poses as the bishop of Rome and isn't even a true bishop, let alone pope. Yet, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has undertaken the Herculean task, albeit what true Catholics should do in knowing the true Faith by examining the lies littered throughout conciliar releases. Thus, Tom has devoted a four-part series on exposing the vulture of rupture to warn and show where there is no 'rapture' for the resist and recognize crowd who have placed their hopes in a man who is a blatant heretic and apostate. Tom provides the evidence in Ratzinger's own words in the man's latest bandaid for his pet project Motu Mess introduced four years ago as a clever trap to divide the traditional movement and lure in his biggest catch - the SSPX led by Bishop Bernard Fellay who just can't seem to figure out that vultures don't make good pets. Tom disects Ratzinger's latest boondoggle Universae Ecclesiae
, which is a spawn of Summorum Pontificum
and proves once again that one way to know a liar is when a man cannot keep his story straight, and it is only too evident that despite the mask of being a 'traditionalist' - puhlease! the truth is the raptor Ratzigner and his gang of modernist marauders have tried to pick the flesh from the bones of Trent and all the truths and traditions passed down. What they have ended up with is indigestion and a foul smell from this false fowl regurgitated over and over and the truth is they cannot stomach being exposed for the predators of perdition they really are. Tom explains in his four part series As The Conciliar Fowler Lays More Snares
- Part One
, Part Two
, Part Three
, and Part Four
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