This could set a dangerous precedent and we must all do all we can through prayer and signatures to help this true priest in his battle to avoid life imprisonment for his "crime" of sedevacantism. For a transcript of what Father Lingen has been accused of, see Father Rolf Lingen's Plight

    "Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for My sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak. For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you."
    St. Matthew 10: 16-20

We urge you to watch Father Rolf Lingen's plea above for he's a true priest in Germany who is accused of the "crime" of sedevacantism. Yes, sedevacantism - even though this is merely a theological opinion the Church has always accepted. But not in Germany. Yes, you read that right.
Now sedevacantism is considered a "crime" by the neo-Nazis regime in power, the same SS conciliar stormtroopers who accused Bishop Richard Williamson of a "crime" for questioning the number of Jews killed in the holocaust. Yes, that Germany which is where the roots of Apostasy have grown from Martin Luther to Josef Ratzinger. Please sign the petition for this true dry martyr who is being persecuted because he dares to stand up for the true Faith against the counterfeit church of conciliarism and political correctness gone amok. Remember what happened under Hitler, it's happening again against the true Faith and if we don't stop it now the persecution of true Catholics will spread like wildfire to the U.S. where Premier Comrade Obama is already using contraception as kindling for the conciliar church. Go to Allow Catholic Sedevacantists to Confess the True Faith

        This first edition for August - the "Transfiguration edition" - begins with the feast of St. Peter in Chains through the feast of the holy virgin and martyr St. Philomena. It includes, of course, the highest feast in the first eleven days of August - the Double of the Second Class Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. We also celebrate the first of three Doctors of the Church this month with St. Alphonsus Liguori and we honor the founder of the Order of Preachers and recipient of the holy Rosary St. Dominic. In addition we commemorate the finding of the first martyr's body St. Stephen on First Friday and the holy St. Lawrence a week later in addition to commemorations throughout this time of the holy martyrs Seven Machabees, Pope St. Sixtus, Sts. Felicissimus, Agapitus, Donatus, Cyriacus, Largus, Smaragdus, Romanus, Tiburtius and Susanna. And speaking of commemorations, this year the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost supersedes the feast of Our Lady of the Snows. Also, the Nine-Day Novena to St. Philomena begins on First Friday up through her feast day. Last, but not least we celebrate two holy priests in St. Cajetan and the Cure of Ars, St. Jean Marie Vianney. Below you can click on each day and features in this first edition. We encourage you to sign up for our twitter feeds so you'll be on top of anything that breaks and keep up with news, features, events, devotions and the liturgy for each day.

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The chains with which Peter the Apostle was fettered from time to time have always been the object of veneration among the faithful. They are preserved in a basilica in Rome, which is called Saint Peter ad Vincula (in chains). The anniversary of the dedication of this church falls on August 1st. The chains of the Apostle Paul are preserved in ...More

Today is also the feast of the Holy Machabees, Martyrs The Seven Machabees, brothers, and other Jews, suffered martyrdom for their faith in the second century before Christ, under the tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes, the impious ...More

Griff Ruby files part three of his series on "Accepting Responsibility" as he points out how 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

While the story of the holy Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liquori is to the left, there is also a commemoration of Pope Saint Stephen I, Martyr who by birth was a Roman. He was made Pope on May 3, 253, and governed the Church for three years. He decided the question of the validity of Baptism when administered by heretics, ...More

The holy Doctor of the Church Saint Alphonsus Liguori was born near Naples and received a law doctorate in his teens. He had the world as his oyster and chose to cast his net into the sea in being a fisher of men. He founded an order dedicated to redeeming souls and he wrote volumes during a time when the enlightenment was already threatening the foundations of the Church. He vowed never to waste a moment and never did. He was the outstanding moral theologian who held the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as the greatest gift any Catholic could partake in. He foretold the very crisis the Church is suffering today when he prophesied, "The devil has always attempted, by means of the heretics, to deprive the world of the Mass, making them precursors of the antichrist, who, before anything else, will try to abolish and will actually abolish the Holy ...More

    Also see Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's inspiring piece on St. Alphonsus Liguori Giving Us What For

The body of St. Stephen, the first martyr, with those of some other saints, was discovered near Jerusalem in the year 415. Later the body of the saint was taken to Constantinople and finally to Rome, where it now ...More

On this First Friday of August when we celebrate the Feast of the Finding of St. Stephen, the protomartyr, in many parishes the Mass of the Sacred Heart is said. It is also the day when traditional Catholics begin the Novena to St. Philomena, the virgin and martyr who has become the cover girl,if you will, for traditional Catholics as opposed to the conciliar church which, under the antipope Paul 6, not only did away with the feast but denigrated her as being merely a legend and not important. Traditional Catholics know the powerful intercession this holy virgin saint can produce and call on her through this nine-day novena leading to her feast on August 11. First Day of the Novena to St. Philomena

On this First Saturday of August, it is so appropriate that we honor the holy founder of the Order of Preachers St. Dominic who was the receptor of Mary's holy Psalter - the Rosary to combat heresies. That is what we continue to pray during this 15 Saturdays Rosary Crusade introduced several years ago by Bishop Robert McKenna, himself a Dominican and now retired. St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, was born in Spain in 1170, and died at Bologna, Italy, in 1221. In 1208 while the saint was at prayer Our Lady appeared to him, gave him the Rosary, and bade him go forth and preach. Beads in hand, he led the ...More

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John Gregory presents a meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries with the first for it is at the Mount of Olivet where we begin, with our Lord, the grueling trek to Calvary. 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: The Agony in the Garden

We urge you to click the Rosary banner below for the Sixth 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 Sixth Saturday of the Fifteen Week Rosary Crusade, we focus on the First Sorrowful Mystery The Agony in the Garden

Today would normally be the Double Major Feast of the Dedication of Our Lady of the Snows, but this year it is superseded by the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Tradition tells us ...More

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John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary by Fr. Leo Haydock for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost in which we have as the theme man's pride and forgetting who he really is for without God he is nothing. St. Paul bears this out in his Epistle to the Corinthians in warning that the Spirit (Holy Ghost) cannot deceive, knows all and knows which gifts to bestow. Likewise in the Gospel God knows man's heart and though he might act humble, he who strives to be exalted will be humbled, but he who credits God for whatever he has, be they gifts or crosses, will be exalted by God. After all, that's really all that matters as we see in The Essence of Humility

This festival was originally commemorated on the Vigil of Ember Saturday in Lent. With the decline of liturgical understanding a special festival was instituted in its honor in order to arouse popular devotion to this mystery. It is now the patronal feast of the Lateran Basilica, and of all churches under the title of St. Savior. There is also a commemoration of Pope Saint Sixtus, Saints Felicissimus and Agapitus, Martyrs. Pope St. Sixtus II, 24th Successor of St. Peter, effected the translation of the mortal remains of ...More

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Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey files a special inspiring article for the Double of the Second Class Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord in which he includes the origins as presented by the renowned Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger of the importance of Mt. Thabor where Christ took His disciples Saints Peter, John and James to the the top and there transfigured Himself so they could see He was truly divine. These are the same Apostles of whom Jesus took with Him to the Garden of Gethsemane - the same who fell asleep and could not watch with Him, so we understand our fallen human nature for even saints were human. That should give us hope that we are not in vain when we strive for holiness and strive to perpetuate the holy Faith and make reparation for the egregious sins of mankind as well as for our ultimate goal is to be transfigured in glory with the Church Triumphant as Tom explains in his piece To Be Transfigured In All Glory

Today we begin another Novena in this month of novenas with the Novena in preparation for the Solemnity of the Assumption that lasts from the feast of the Transfiguration through the Vigil of the Assumption. Click on First Day of the Novena for the Assumption

St. Cajetan was born in 1480 in Lombardy, of pious and noble parents. From childhood he was known as a saint and in later years as "a hunter of souls." Even before St. Ignatius he undertook to establish a body of Clerks Regular following the apostolic ...More

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We present a pastoral letter from Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI taken from the most recent issue of Adsum in which he points out that Bishop Fellay's logic is haywire and that if it looks like a snake, slithers like a snake, and hisses like a snake, you can bet it's a viper whose venom can poison just as those who compromise the Faith by just a drop of poison as Pope Leo XIII points out in his encyclical Satis Cognitum, "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition." This is exactly what Modernist serpents have done while intwining themselves in Rome over the past 50 years. Even Archbishop Lefebvre agreed, but not so Fellay who doesn't seem to understand that if you play with asps you're going to get bit because there's a big difference between a servant and a serpent for The Conciliar Church Has Not Changed One Iota

Today is the Simple feast of the holy martyrs St. Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragdus. Cyriacus was a holy deacon of Rome under Popes St. Marcellinus and Marcellus. With Largus, Smaragdus, and about twenty others he was crowned with martyrdom in ...More

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In part two of Book Four we see through the bride's eyes St. Bridget's amazing and remarkable vision and God's explanation of the inhuman beasts and what these unusual anomolies symbolize. According to the explanation, the baptized are symbolized by an animal, the heathen by a fish, and God's friends by three crowds of people: the first crowd represent those who have accommodated themselves to the world while yet remaining faithful, the second represent those who willingly give up their worldly possessions, and the third crowd, the smallest of the three, are those who are willing to give their life for their Creator. To fulfill God's will one must be willing to not only sacrifice, but to suffer and, yes, to die for love of Him no matter the odds, no matter the measures they must go as is illustrated in the obstacles these strange creatures present in God seeks the heart of the heathen

Besides being the Vigil of the feast of St. Lawrence, it is the feast of the holy Cure of Ars, the humble St. John Mary Vianney ...More

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The holy priest St. Jean Marie Vianney holds nothing back in exacting a thorough examination of our souls, consciences and habits. By and large Traditional Catholics live their daily lives free of mortal sin, but how many of us seriously take the Cure of Ars' words seriously enough to move out of whatever comfort zone we are in at the present and strive to love God more, to be more aware of His role for each of us, and to manifest our choice of God over the world? That is a question this holy priest asks. How will we answer? His words are as applicable today, even moreso, than in his time as parish vicar in the post French Revolution days of the first half of the 19th century. The Lukewarmness of Souls

After the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul this is the greatest festival in the ancient Roman Liturgy. The terrible martyrdom endured by the famous archdeacon deeply impressed the generations that came immediately after him, for whom Saint Lawrence ...More

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Two weeks from today the first Rebuilding Christendom Conference will take place at the Dulles Marriott Hotel near the airport in Washington D.C. It coincides with the feast of the last Catholic King to fully uphold the Social Kingship of Christ, the loyal and holy Monarch of France St. Louis IX. Sponsored by John Sr. and Judith Sharp of ISOC and John Jr. of IHS Press, this packed three-day event is an inaugural of Catholics across the spectrum from conciliars to sedevacantists dedicated to the genuine Catholic Social Doctrine as proclaimed by previous true Popes and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church in how we should address and deal with societal issues today that so gravely jeopardize souls in a world gone mad. This conference is intended to begin to set the scales right and bring back a semblance of sanity and sanctity. For more, see Rebuilding Christendom I Conference

August 11 is the Traditional historical feast of Saint Philomena. The tomb of this virgin and martyr, unknown until the first years of the 19th century, was providentially discovered in 1802 in the catacombs. God by many miracles made the discovery of Saint Philomena's body famous, and the cult of the young Saint spread everywhere with ...More

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John Gregory provides a comprehensive reflection/meditation and study on the second Sorrowful Mystery in conjunction with the seventh Saturday of the fifteen week Rosary Crusade first introduced by His Excellency Bishop Robert McKenna a few years ago. By our sins we scourge our dear Lord anew. Do we take pleasure in such masochism to our souls and to pure Love that we would continue to beat Christ? By tending to our souls, and examining our words, actions and thoughts at the healing font of Divine Mercy - the Confessional - we receive the salve of salvific Sanctifying Grace. Through the Sacrament of Penance we can put a halt to the scourging, and apply dabs of sincere love to close and comfort those terrible wounds on His precious flesh; wounds we helped open. The Second Sorrowful Mystery

We urge you to click the Rosary banner below for the Seventh Saturday in the 15-week Rosary Crusade organized by Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. with the focus on the virtue of Patience for the Second Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging at the Pillar

We have gone from a monthly edition to a weekly edition with this Transfiguration edition covering four first days of August as well. During this month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 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.

"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

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