This second edition for August - covers the apex feast of the month the Solemnity of the Assumption into Heaven of the Blessed Virgin Mary after her dormition. Immediately following is the feast of Mary's earthly father St. Joachim which falls exactly three weeks after the feast of her mother St. Anne. This year the feast of the Poor Clares' holy foundress and virgin St. Clare is superseded by the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Two days are dedicated to holy Confessors - St. Euseubius, who shares his feast with the Vigil of the Assumption, and St. Hyacinth later in the week. Four martyrs are commemorated this week beginning with Sts. Hippolytus and Cassian on Monday, St. Tarcisius on Wednesday, and St. Agapitus on Saturday. Pope Pius XII officially declared ex cathedra the Dogma of the Assumption on November 1, 1950. It was the last infallible dogmatic proclamation ushered from Rome. Below you can click on each day and features in this second 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.

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. 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

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The feast of St. Clare is superseded by the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost but it's important to realize her contributions to the Church. Saint Clare, born at Assisi in Umbria, was the first of the holy virgins whom St. Francis, consecrating to ...More

Seventh Day of Novena for

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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost we see how St. Paul gives witness that only through the grace of God has he been able to accomplish what God has aided, elevated and cured of sin. That is the message of the Gospel indicating that the deaf and blind man represents the spiritual blindness and deafness mankind has contracted by turning from God and embracing the chaotic din of the world, the flesh and the devil which, ironically, causes spiriritual deafness and dumbness. Really dumb! Yet, with just one word from our Lord "Ephpheta" the man in the gospel is healed. So also by absolution in the Sacrament of Penance by a valid, truly ordained priest, can one's soul be similarly healed for Just a simple Ephpheta proves Christ's point

The Feria Mass for Monday is taken from yesterday's Mass where the Church puts her hope in God from Whom she receives her help (Gradual). Our Lord has healed the wounds of mankind ...More

There's also commemoration of the holy martyrs St. Hippolytus and St. Cassian. Hippolytus is one the saints associated with St. Lawrence, who baptized ...More

Eighth Day of Novena for

August began with the right's outpouring for a fowl that left the left in a foul mood, but it is merely the tip of the iceberg in thawing out the hardened hearts and apathy that has frozen so many in the state of complacency and sin. God works in mysterious ways and if man chose to arouse the masses to rally for a chicken sandwich, how much more can God accomplish if we cooperate with His graces and Divine Will? God can only take so much. While civility takes a holiday and hate harbors in hearts that refuse to give up their sinful ways and thrive on twisting and turning things topsy-turvy, the tide is turning slowly but surely if only we heed the signs and stand for what is right despite the in-your-face rudeness, concliar cover-ups and media bias that prevent hearts from softening, connecting the dots, and accepting Christ as King and Mary as our Immaculate Queen. Only with the help of Divine Providence and our humble cooperation can we accomplish what God expects of us to end the Great Apostasy that has spawned so much evil and tilt the scales toward populating Heaven and leaving fewer headed for hell. This is not a game of chicken, but of daring to be heroes for Christ. Are you up for it? If not, count yourself a zero as editor Michael Cain says it like it is in Part One of Heroes or Zeroes?

As early as the Seventh Century the preparation, by a solemn fast, for keeping devoutly the great festival of the Assumption, is ...More

Also, this is the feast of Saint Eusebius, Confessor. He was a Roman priest ...More

In preparation for tomorrow's Solemnity, today is the Ninth and Final Day of the Novena for

Fittingly during this month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary we begin on the Vigil of the Assumption the Nine Day Novena to the Immaculate Heart completing it on the Double of the Second Class Feast of the Immaculate Heart. We encourage you to click here for the First Day of the Novena and the two Litanies of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Double of the First Class Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. Blessed Mary lived, cared for by St. John, for twelve years after Our Lord's Resurrection. Her life was spent in helping the Apostles and in ...More

Second Day of

On this Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, we have the encouraging words of the renowned Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger from his masterful work The Liturgical Year in which he writes that earth's loss was Heaven's gain, "What in this dawn before which the brighest constellations pale? Laurence, who has been shining in the August heavens as an incomparable star, is well nigh eclipsed and become but the humble satellite of the Queen of Saints, whos triumph is preparing beyond the clouds. Mary stayed ...More

The excellence of a fruit is always a sign of the quality of the tree which bore it. In the case of St. Joachim, the Immaculate Conception of Mary reflects a splendid glory on the chaste union of her parents. The Gospels speak of a sister of Our Lady who accompanied her even to the foot of the cross. According to some ...More

Third Day of

John Gregory continues with part two on 1 Corinthians 3 and the existance of Purgatory for we must be purified before we can ever enter the immaculate climes of the heavenly regions and, to truly be so cleansed, we must be purified by fire; not the fires of hell which, through the merits of Jesus Christ we can escape by compliance to God's holy Will and, therefore, we may have to pass through the fires of Purgatory. While this is definitely a suffering far worse than any on earth, there is the knowledge that one's time in this nether region of the Church Suffering will end and then the soul will be worthy to stand before the indescribable Beatific Vision for we too will finally be robed in eternal bliss. But there is a price to pay to attain such and, through the mercy of God, we have the opportunity while still in the employ of the Church Militant to shorten our time that we might spend in Purgatory. Purgatory - God's Justice and Mercy Part Two

Saint Hyacinth, named the glorious Apostle of the North, was born of noble parents in Poland, about the year 1185. In 1218, as a Canon of Cracow he accompanied the bishop of that region to Rome. There he met Saint Dominic and soon afterward was one of the first to receive the habit of the Friar Preachers, in a group clothed by the patriarch himself. He became ...More

Fourth Day of

In Chapter Three of Book Four we find a wonderful conversation between God and the bride St. Bridget of Sweden by way of question and answer. It concerns the king and his hereditary rights and those of his successors in the kingdom, and also how some territories should be reclaimed by the successors in the kingdom and some not. The subtext here is rich in interpreting exactly what happened after the death of Pope Pius XII and God's rationale for why it has continued through such an interminable interregnum for only when a rightful heir to the throne of Peter appears can the kingdom be restored. In the meantime, as God attests, 'The mighty will move from their seats and those that walk upon the earth shall be exalted.' Truly, as we have seen over the past fifty years, "people will be afflicted, discord will arise, the sons shall pass their days in sorrow, and their kingdoms will no longer be kingdoms." A Kingdom Usurped

Within this time of the Octave of the Assumption we celebrate the Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday for the Mass of the Blessed Virgin shows us Mary as Mother of our Savior. She ...More

There is also a commemoration for the holy martyr feast of St. Agapitus

Fifth Day of

John Gregory provides a comprehensive reflection/meditation and study on the Third Sorrowful Mystery in conjunction with the Eighth Saturday of the fifteen week Rosary Crusade first introduced by His Excellency Bishop Robert McKenna a few years ago. Just as the Jews cried out in pride to patronize Pilate "We have no king but Caesar," so also we, who are true sons of God, must, in all humility, state unequivocally: "We have no King but Jesus." Where He is mocked, we offer humble prayer of reparation and expiation for these terrible sins against the Incarnate Word so cruelly tortured and disfigured. The Third Sorrowful Mystery

We urge you to click the Rosary banner below for the Eighth Saturday in the 15-week Rosary Crusade organized by Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. with the focus on working on love of contempt for the Third Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning with Thorns

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