The August edition is chock full of feasts and features, including a special compendium in which we look back over the past five years of the dismal failure of the Motu Mess and how if the SSPX falls for the ruse, they'll have no one but themselves to blame.

July is the month dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus beginning with the Solemnity on the first day. We must ask Our Lady to take all that is on our hearts and place it on the altar to be washed in her divine Son's Most Precious Blood at each and every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Every moment of the day when we have time, pray a short ejaculation such as "Jesus meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Thine" or "Most Merciful Savior, wash me in Thy Precious Blood" or O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine." And call upon Him and our heavenly Mother to guard and guide us and give us strength to persevere and learn from the trials and tribulations we face each and every day in our dry martrydom that we do not slip and choose the easier path that leads to worldly acceptance and God's disapproval. Let us ask Mary to bring us safely to her divine Son, before His altar where we can receive Him Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity that we may grow in sanctifying grace to help us better focus on our mission as members of the Church Militant to apply our prayers, penances, sacrifices and self-mortifications for the conversion of those who are chained to the Novus Ordo, that they will realize the true Bread of Life is only confected in the Traditional Latin Mass, and let us continue to pray daily the Rosary, Leonine Prayers said at the end of every Latin Low Mass, and the beautiful Anima Christi prayer below with the Litany of the Most Precious Blood during July.

Also see Dr. Droleskey's inspirational piece for this feast The Laver of Our Redemption

While we may not be publishing a daily issue during this month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, you can stay in touch each day with the DailyCatholic on Twitter as we'll keep you up to date with recent articles, opinions, links, inspiration, etc. and anything that breaks during this very stormy summer of 2012.

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"The devil only tempts those souls that wish to abandon sin and those that are in a state of grace. The others belong to him: he has no need to tempt them."

"The greatest of all evils is not to be tempted, because there are then grounds for believing that the devil looks upon us as his property."

Saint John Vianney
August 9

  "Remember, O most Blessed Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgin, our Mother. To thee do we come, before thee do we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us. Amen.

Saint Bernard
Doctor of the Church
August 20

  A man cannot have salvation, except in the Catholic Church. Outside the Catholic Church he can have everything except salvation. He can have honor, he can have Sacraments, he can sing alleluia, he can answer amen, he can possess the gospel, he can have and preach faith in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost: but never except in the Catholic Church will he be able to find salvation."

Saint Augustine
Doctor of the Church
August 28

Discourse to the People of the Church at Caesarea, 418.

Editor Michael Cain points out how pride, power and prejudice have a strange way of permeating positions of influence whether in politics, the private sector or ecclesiastical circles in all stripes and cloths. Once they gain a grip, they don't want to let go and will do and say anthing to save face while lying through that same face to your face. Those who compromise have already been compromised. The best gage is to realize Christ never compromised and neither should we. Too much evolution has taken a foothold in the social engineering factotums today where truth is supposedly evolving. Those who claim such nonsense and who have much to hide in deceiving others run the gamut from putative 'popes', crafty 'cardinals', bloviating 'bishops', and pusillanimous priests or presiders in ecclesiastical circles to a pompous perjurious prevaricator posing as president, an audacious attorney general, cunning czars, jaded judges, pathetic politicians, skimble-skamble scribes and a misleading media in the secular sector. All are able to carry on their deceitful ways because of the lukewarmness of the lemmings who refuse to seek the truth because it might disturb their comfort zones and so they lie even to themselves. As Cain asks When will they learn liars never win?

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 with Magnificat

Griff Ruby files part three of his series on "Accepting Responsibility" as he points out the Novus Ordo apparatus continues to sputter and choke on its own heresies for if it is not of God it will surely fall, we must remember that laws are lawful laws only if they are in tune with the will of God as far as moral and right. While the United States also must face the music with its unlawful laws that offend God, it does not have to be that way for traditional Catholics for they know they have the true Faith. They know from Catholic truth that what they follow is God's holy Will and thus, they must be obedient to all laws that reflect that. They also know they can never be obedient to a law that violates Catholic truth in faith and morals, and for the most part, they must recognize the authority of the true bishops and true priests who maintain the Catholic Faith without any compromise to the heresies and errors of Vatican 2. Therefore, we have a duty to obey those who we place ourselves under for the welfare of our soul and cannot parish-hop or bishop-hop at our own whim. We are our brother's keeper and no one is more responsible than those whom we place our responsibility in; thus we must recognize their authority to govern as he focuses on Being Our Brother's Keeper

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 compromise their faith, you must read Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's latest article on Josef Ratzinger: Sixty Years of Priestly Apostasy

We urge you to click the Rosary banner above for the Second Saturday in the 15-week Rosary Crusade organized by Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. to do our part for the salvation of souls by bringing souls to the true Catholic Faith and Sacraments, for the welfare of our country, and for our own special intentions as we all strive for holiness in our role as members of the Church Militant. On this Second Saturday of the Fifteen Week Rosary Crusade, we focus on the Second Joyful Mystery and refer you to Monday's meditation by John Gregory on The Visitation

Annually on the feast of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, and normally the Octave Day of the Most Precious Blood, we commence the nine day Novena leading up to the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a feast to commemorate the link between the Old and New Testament and the occasion of when the Blessed Mother bestowed the Brown Scapular upon St. Simon Stock...and, as they say, the rest is history. The scapular is a powerful garment of protection. Are you wearing your Brown Scapular? If not, shouldn't you be? You can pray each day of this beautiful devotion at Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary by Fr. Leo Haydock for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost where 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, that begins and ends with the grace-giving Sacraments available only in his one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church...not to be confused with the counterfeit church of conciliarism formed from Vatican II. This Sunday's theme: If we die to sin we will always be nourished

Ever since Vatican Two the tabernacles have been disappearing, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass decimated in the same metaphoric fashion as that of the Macchabees and the French Revolution. By sacking the holy altars and replacing them with tables the Masonic movement went into full swing to denude the Catholic churches of not only its sacramentals and reminders of everything that is traditional, but through a false pope's edict, the divinely-ordained sacraments established by Christ and, in so doing, he invalidated from 1968 on the sacerdotals whose chief duty was to confect the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. However, without that power those ordained after 1968, despite their own priestly efforts, have remained helpless in effecting the sacramental graces and that has enabled satan to be firmly planted where Christ once reigned. But all is not lost for the true Church, though eclipsed by the counterfeit church of conciliarism, still exists and there you will find the true Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity for It truly is The Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar

Bill Metallo illustrates what that weapon is. Okay, world. You've tried everything and still no peace. Politics won't work, conciliarism and socialism have been massive failures, the green movement has only exposed its darker shades of the red hammer and sickle. So what's the cure to all that ails society? It's so simple and easy to use that a child can wield this most powerful of weapons and never fear that it will backfire or be confiscated if our Second Amendment Rights are ever taken away. No armed troops with tanks or drones are necesssary whatsoever. No bunkers or guerrilla warfare are needed. This surefire secret weapon can be stored in one's pocket and used at any time of the day anywhere and there is no need to reload or run out of ammunition. So what is this miracle weapon that would soothe the savage heart and return true peace to the world while restoring the Social Kingship of Christ and the Reign of Mary? It is the holy Rosary and this month we have begun the Fifteen Saturday Rosary Crusade and Bill's column brings home why the Rosary is so powerful and we need to utilize The Rosary to the Rescue

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 Assisi, 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

We reach Week Three of the Fifteen Week Rosary Crusade introduced some years ago by His Excellency Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. as we focus on the Third Joyful Mystery and the joyous, wondrous Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the intention of Poverty which entails detachment from the things of this world, contempt of riches, and love of poverty. This is a powerful way we can all add to the bouquet of Aves to Heaven and show our commitment by striving to make Mass and Holy Communion on these Fifteen Saturdays from June 30 through October 6 as we observe the Third Saturday

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

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

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

July 17 through July 20 are dedicated to four holy confessors who cared for the poor and infirm in performing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

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

We arrive at Week Four of the Fifteen Week Rosary Crusade introduced some years ago by His Excellency Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. as we focus on the Fourth Joyful Mystery and the joyous, wondrous Presentation in the Temple with the intention of Purity of body and soul. In these days when the world, the flesh and the devil harass and lure so many, we must strive to be pure to fend off the temptations, especially with the summer in full swing and so many obstacles that confront us day in and day out. The Rosary is the most powerful weapon we have as we observe the Fourth Saturday

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

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 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost and the Feria days this week, the theme is giving an account of one's responsibilities, one's stewardship over those things God has entrusted each with. This means abiding by His laws and not being slaves to the world, the flesh and the devil for to give in to that triumverate of trouble will punch one's almost sure ticket to accommodations with Mammon who is so cunning, especially in the midst of those children of the light who are not on their guard, not tending to their duties and not vigilant to the Holy Ghost's promptings. That is the theme for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

While this year there is only a commemoration of Saint Mary Magdalen, it's important not to forget her for she personified how bad can turn good through grace. Her name is derived from either where she came 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...More on St. Mary Magdalen

With this edition John Gregory embarks on a much briefer seriess than his recent thorough series on the Sermon on the Mount which encompassed the Gospel of St. Matthew Chapters 5 through 7. This time he tackles St. Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 3. We begin with the first eight verses in which the Apostle reminds them that he has gone slowly with them for like children and, because of their fallen human nature, they need milk for their spiritual lives to protect them from their carnal desires that keep them from striving for salvation. Before they can digest the meat of the matter, they must purge themselves of those obstacles that would prevent their entry into Heaven. If not in their lifetime, then in Purgatory for every one will be judged according to their works. Purgatory - God's Justice and Mercy Part One

Saint James the Greater was the son of Zebedee and Salome (Cf. Matthew 27:56; Mark 15:40; 16:1). Zahn asserts that Salome was the daughter of a priest. James is styled "the Greater" to distinguish him from the Apostle James "the Less", who was probably shorter of stature. We know nothing of St. James's early life. He was the brother of Saint John, the beloved disciple, and probably the elder of the two. His parents seem to have been people of means as appears from the following facts. Zebedee was a fisherman of the Lake of Galilee, who... More on St. James the Greater

On July 25 there is always 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...More on St. Christopher

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 Mother of God

As we begin Book Four of The Revelations and Prophesies of St. Bridget of Sweden, she is visited by a man arrayed in the unashamed nude garment as God intended before the fall of Adam. This man is the holy St. John the Evangelist, the beloved son and protector of the Blessed Mother whom was given to him to take care of by Christ on the cross as John himself recorded Jesus saying "Woman, behold thy son" and to John "Behold thy mother." St. John now relates to the bride of how the Scriptures are priceless and then tells her of a certain king whose scrupulous ways make him a traitor and robber. The description can be applied to those who would be king today and we ask you to take that in any way you wish as you read the Apostle's words to the bride that to gain Salvation and love said king should scorn riches and honors for the sake of God. This is explained in How An Unjust King betrays Christ the King

The Fifth Saturday completes the Joyful Mysteries in the 15-week Rosary Crusade organized by Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. As we come to the last Saturday in July, we're a third of the way there. If we do our part for the salvation of souls by bringing souls to the true Catholic Faith and Sacraments, God will do the rest in seeing to the welfare of our country, and for our own special intentions and be pleased that His children are striving for holiness in our role as members of the Church Militant. See Fifth Saturday

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

For the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary for the Epistle and Gospel where the theme is that one does not know the hour of one's visitation. That is why St. Paul warned not to tempt Christ and why our Lord wept and then, in righteous anger, chased those out of the house of God who put more weight in worldly things. How we see this today in the once Catholic churches that call themselves 'Catholic' but have been reduced to Masonic lodges. The time will come when they will be chased out by means known only to God and they will be restored to true houses of God where the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Mass of All Ages will once again summon the angels and His abundant graces for those willing to abandon a civilization currently in slavery to the world, the flesh and the devil. How Dare Thou Anger God

Though the Sunday feast supersedes the feast of Saint Martha this year, we remember her for she is mentioned by name only in Luke 10:38-42; and John 11, 12, sqq. The Aramaic form occurs in a Nabat├Žan 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... More on St. Martha

We continue to emphasize exactly what St. Paul warned about in chapter 2 of 2 Thessalonians by bringing you the retro series first penned by Stephen Grieve on these pages three years ago and, as it did then, so also now it should stir the sensibilities of those who continue to elude the inevitability that a true pope would never and could never do what the conciliar leaders in Rome have done for the past 50 years plus. Stephen continued his treatise on the meaning of St. Paul's words in 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7, turning to some backgrounder on this by focusing on the fact the Petrine Primacy was known to more than a few from early on as he documents in the scriptures in citing St. Luke and St. Paul's own words in acknowledging Peter as the first among the apostles. This is important in realizing the syllogism of the restrainer/withholder (κατέχων) being the Primacy of Peter, ergo the Vicar of Christ - the Pope. Steve illustrated in his backgrounder on 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7 that politics is nothing new and even in the early years of Christianity there were many disputes. St. Paul and the Papacy: The First Generation

Just as Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, began the Jesuits with the same intentions that another founded the SSPX for the good of the Church and souls, so also the SJ's today are a skeleton of what they once were. Will the same fate await the Society of St. Pius X? St. Ignatius 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 of Loyola

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