We have arrived at the beginning of Autumn with Ember Week. It seems like eons since the last Ember Week during the Week of Pentecost. Now, fourteen weeks later we again remember the reason for the four sets of Ember Days in the Church's Liturgical Year. We are reminded of our need to recommit to fasting and penance. It comes at a time this year when tensions are high as all countries are plummeting into rebellion because of the financial collapse that has been inevitable for several decades and foretold in private revelation for several centuries. In the aftermath of Our Lady's feast of the Seven Sorrows we can see why she is so sorrowful at how her divine Son is so neglected today, and asks more to offer up prayers, penance and sacrifices in reparation for the sacrileges, outrages and indifferences to which He is subjected by a civilization out of touch with the final four things: Death, Judgment, Heaven or Hell.

    At the end of this week we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Ransom and we all know that Mary would ransom so much for the salvation of souls and yet she is derided and misrepresented as Protestants are wont to accuse Catholics of worshipping Mary. Any Catholic worth his salt realizes that is poppycock for Mary is the Living Tabernacle of the Divine Word, she is the way to Jesus and, as we are asked to imitate Christ, should we not honor her as her divine Son did? Of course. This is also a week of martyrs for in the eleven days leading to the feast of St. Michael the Archangel next week, we commemorate martyrs on eight of those days. They all knew the merit of prayer, fasting and sacrifice to the point of sacrificing their own lives for the Truth.

   Truth. Where has that gone? Like holy Mother Church Truth has been eclipsed by lies and made to look as if the world is topsy-turvy. What is virtue is considered vice by the world, what is vice to God is considered permissible by man. Which is it? We all know the answer to that, but so many refuse to acknowledge that simple equation. Sadly, it adds up to the embers of responsibility lost for entitlement has become the password to opting out of the narrow path that leads to Heaven and choosing instead the wide path strewn with roses and promises that we know ends in hell. But stupidity and stubbornness prevent the majority from seeing the obvious. This week's Gospel says it best: "No man can serve two masters for he will hate the one and love the other, or he will sustain the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." We can see how this is playing out today where man has rejected such sound divine logic and forged their own stubborn road of insisting they can serve two masters. And why not when they are told they can have it all, Heaven, too, but don't have to work for it, don't have to obey the Commandments, live as they please. Just be tolerant and diversify for the good of the community. Puhlease! It is time to revise the chapters of Book Three in the Revelations and Prophesies to St. Bridget, which we do this week with five installments.

    And...after four months of silence, editorially-wise, it is time for this editor to speak out with a series of three editorials with the first titled "Stupidity or Sabotage" in which the mind and body have been attacked where worldly things have taken priority with the ultimate outcome being the corruption that is so prevalent in the world today from the social engineering to thinking one can have their cake and eat it, too while staying young forever contrary to the natural life cycle. Corruption is everywhere from the highest echelon of the White House to the local car dealerships and all points in between and nobody seems to realize the consequences and where this is all heading. Just look at Europe and watch the dominos. Once they start falling, they will fall fast and furious.

    Next week we'll focus on the heart, and how hearts have been hardened, so much so that few realize the sabotage of the Church was carried out by the stupidity of Catholics not truly knowing their Faith and seeing how the heart has been led astray by a false courter whose intentions are not pure, and commitment is no longer set in stone, nor is any other tenet of the Church according to the wolves in sheep's clothing.

    The third installment will zero in on the soul, for that is really the only thing that matters for the body, the mind, the heart will all die and decay, but the soul goes on forever. That is why it is mandatory that the Traditional movement get its act together and forge an alliance among the bishops to perpetuate the true Faith, something so necessary with the inevitable sell-out by Bishop Bernard Fellay of the SSPX. We must provide a forum and shelter for those who will break from the cowards who cave to the conciliar con and, in so doing, build the numbers of the sedevacantists who are the last bastion of the Church, the only true priests and bishops who can provide the true Sacraments.

       One of the main forces of the movement, if not the largest, is the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen - the CMRI (Congregatio Mariae Reginae Immaculatae) and they are holding their Annual Fatima Conference in a few weeks from October 5-9 where Mario Derksen will be a featured speaker. As mentioned in our last two editions, Mario was the first published contributing writer here at The DailyCatholic who broached the subject of sedevacantism dating back to his first article he wrote in January 2002. He will be speaking on his treatise on the Thuc Bishops, a work he researched and analyzed for nearly four years before releasing his findings early this year.

        Out of necessity, we continue to remind those who may not have seen Cyndi's Letter during the summer, that we depend on our readers to assist us in keeping The DailyCatholic on line and ask you to pray on what you can do to help. We are so appreciative of those few who did respond, but what is disappointing is that few pledged and thus we cannot budget expenses because other than a few monthly donations, we have no idea what will be coming in to keep The DailyCatholic going. If you haven't donated yet, it is not too late. We still need help very much and ask in all humility if you could at least look at our plea and see where you can help by contributing to the Cause of Carrying on the Apostolic Mission ...in Their Footsteps

        So many times we scratch our heads and ask "what more can I do to right the ship?" These times are indeed the times that try men's souls and if we are not rooted in the Faith and have faith, hope and charity to outlast the devil, if we do not pray we will be prey. The equation is there for hardwork, knowledge and attitude to add up to all our efforts, but no matter how much we give, God always gives more and it is our love and devotion to Him that measures a man's success; not man's opinion. Below we provide a fascinating and inspiring three minute proof of that taken from YouTube. May we all place ourselves in the care of the Most Sorrowful Mother during her month of September and ask the protection of holy St. Michael against the wiles and snares of the devil.

    Michael Cain, editor

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    Editor Michael Cain points out that minds that are focused on mindless things create soft bodies that harden hearts, making for a nation of lazy sheep which serve as the perfect breeding ground for a government of wolves to ravage its citizens and steal whatever freedom they thought they had. The darkness swallowed the light and all was still for stupidity had wreaked havoc on those who had become dependent on things of this world without realizing how fleeting material things are. A blackout power outage can be a wonderful lesson in not only being a dress rehearsal for a greater disaster, but also for remembering what Sunday's gospel affirms in St. Matthew that we should not worry for if God takes care of the birds and lilies of the field, how much more those made in His image and likeness. "O ye of little faith! Be not solicitous therefore saying: What shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? for after all these things do the heathen seek." Yes, the heathens seek in the darkness and are found wanting, where as if one is still and prays, the Light is everywhere for the darkness cannot see it as Cain illustrates in his editorial Stupidity or Sabotage.

    Saint Eustachius, or Eustace, was an officer of the Roman army under Emperor Trajan. He was burned at the stake for the Faith, with his wife and children, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. We pray to him to preserve us from fire, eternal or temporal. In art he is depicted with a stag and hunting equipment. Today is also the Vigil of Saint Matthew. If this is celebrated the vestments are violet. In accordance with her usual custom the Church appoints a vigil to the feast of ...More

    Through these revelations to St. Bridget of Sweden we see clearer than ever the mind of God and what we need to do to not only assure our own salvation, but win souls for Him in sharing Heaven. In the second chapter of Book Three, the Blessed Mother speaks to her daughter of the opportune solution to the difficulties meeting the bishop on the narrow path. The bride speaks to Christ, pouring 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. As we see in Book 12, There are no shortcuts.

    Saint Matthew was a Galilean by birth. In the Gospel he humbly relates the story of his own conversion. To the glory of an apostle he adds that of an evangelist. He wrote his Gospel in Aramaic, and it was afterwards translated into Greek. The Aramaic text has perished. This Gospel is a divinely inspired work included in Sacred Scripture. He gives the line of ancestors from whom Jesus descended as a man, and ...More

    Today, Ember Wednesday, we celebrate the feast of the tax collector St. Matthew and his Gospel, the first in the Book of the New Testament is so verified and exemplified in the words imparted to St. Bridget of Sweden from the Mother of God where we can see clearer than ever the mind of God and what we need to do to not only assure our own salvation, but win souls for Him in sharing Heaven. In the thirteenth chapter of Book Three, the Blessed Virgin Mary's words to the daughter focuses on how she so beautifully explains the words and deeds of her divine Son Christ in the metaphor of a Treasure, where His divine nature is likened to a castle and the obstacles to that castle are the bars of sin, and the fleeting waters of this world's beauty and man's friendship that can sink into the moat of hell those who do not have their eyes and hearts on the true Treasure as Our Lady lays out how a bishop ought to behave with respect to the care of souls as we see in Book Three, chapter thirteen, Gaining the Treasure.

    Saint Thomas of Villanova, Archbishop of Valencia, Spain, was a Religious of the Order of St. Augustine, He was distinguished by his perfect humility and his charity to the poor, to whom he gave all he possessed. When he died the very bed on which he lay no longer belonged to him. He had given it away a few days before to a poor man, who in his turn allowed him to keep it for the short time that it would still be ...More

    On this feast of a holy bishop, we bring you the words from the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Bridget of Sweden about bishops where we've already seen how precious they are to God and yet if they shun their responsibility they will be held accountable to a much, much higher standard for many souls have been entrusted to their care. Over the next two chapters the Mother of God compares a certain bishop, and, in that respect to every bishop, as those with wings. Not however as angels' wings, but those of insects. In Chapter fourteen of Book Three she looks to the beautiful butterfly and indicates those things we don't normally see in the papillon for she places it under a microscope, if you will, in the same way God puts a bishop, because of his grave responsibility, under said microscope as far as his words, actions and prayer life. A Bishop as a Butterfly.

    While today is Ember Friday, September 23 is the feast of Pope Saint Linus with a commemoration of the holy virgin and martyr St. Thecla. St. Linus, the immediate successor of St. Peter, ruled the Church for about twelve years. In the year 79 he suffered martyrdom, and was buried alongside the Prince of Apostles. His name is in the Canon of the Mass. The virgin Saint Thecla was converted by St. Paul while preaching at ...More

    The Prophesies and Revelations to St. Bridget of Sweden offer us an insight into the mind of God and what we need to do to gain eternal life as these words support and fortify divine revelation in keeping man on the straight and narrow. Continuing the analogy of the winged insect, the Mother of God's words to her daughter paint a different picture than the butterfly but rather a much more disturbing flying insect as she equates another such bishop allegorically as a gadfly, his wordy eloquence as flying, his two concerns as two wings, his flattery of the world as a sting; and about the Virgin's amazement at the life of these two bishops; also, about preachers. This is the sad essence of chapter fifteen of Book Three, A Bishop as a Gadfly.

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    On this Ember Saturday, John Gregory provides a comprehensive reflection/meditation and study on the Fourth Glorious Mystery in conjunction with the fourteenth Saturday of the fifteen week Rosary Crusade first introduced by His Excellency Bishop Robert McKenna a few years ago. From the time of the Blessed Mother being lifted up into Heaven at her Assumption it was a dogma of the Church and yet never fully proclaimed as such until His Holiness Pius XII decreed it in his encyclical Munificentissimus Deus on November 1, 1950 which is the compendium of meditation on the Fourth Glorious Mystery. The Fourth Glorious Mystery
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  • V. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Marię.
  • 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 nostrę. 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 quęsumus, 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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