The July 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.

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

On this 4th of July, we should reflect on what true independence means for we can only be free if we submit to God's Holy Will. If we do not have Christ in our lives and live as He established for His True Church, then our Independence Day in the USA means nothing for we are not free, but rather slaves to the world, the flesh and the devil. We can see over this past year how our freedoms are being taken away and satan is smothering society. It is all good and proper to be patriotic, but if we allow the robed marauders in the courts and chanceries to continue to diminish moral law, our days of freedom will be numbered.

    All the more reason to trust in Jesus for all things and strive to establish His Social Kingship in America and recognition of Mary as our Immaculate Queen!

Prayer for the Conversion of the USA

    Dear God, bring the Faith to our beloved country. It was once a virgin land wherein the only praise was that of the murmur of the Mass on the shores, the hills and the prairies. Zealous priests and explorers claimed it for Thee, giving Thy Holy Name to its rivers, lakes and cities. From east to west they traveled, from mission to mission, from Mass to Mass until the land was encircled by prayer and gave of its bounty to Thy glory. And now it is dedicated to Thy Immaculate Mother. May she find America again, as she once found the lost Child Jesus in the Temple. May she touch the hearts of our people, disposing them to receive the ancient faith, and thus showing them the things that are to their peace. We ask this of Thee through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sent in by Joe Omlor

Through the use of numerous 7 to 9 minute vignettes, Griff Ruby continues his on-going YouTube presentation that he has titled "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" based upon standard Roman Catholic Theology, particularly that which pertains to the establishment and authority of Christ's Own Church, as documented in the standard Theological handbook, Dogmatic Theology, Volume 2, Christ's Church, by Monsignor G. Van Noort. All editions of this masterful work were issued prior to Vatican II. Below you will find the nineteen completed sessions in which he points out that today's traditional Catholic Bishops indeed have jurisdiction and the duty to form a College of Bishops for the good of souls in order to expand on their God-given duty to teach, rule and sanctify in perpetuating the one, true Faith in the face of the Great Apostasy wrought by Vatican II.

For past YouTube presentations and his many features, see Straight Stuff Archives

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

    Below is a compendium of several articles on what was foretold five years ago and has turned out exactly as expected. To compound matters, one day after the five year commisseration of the charade known as the "Motu Mess", the Society of St. Pius X will convene an Extraordinary Chapter Meeting, called by Bishop Bernard Fellay. Is the dye already cast and has the deck been stacked by Fellay to effect a sellout to the apostate Modernist Rome? Will the other three bishops have the sensus Catholicus to realize one cannot resist and recognize at the same time? It's either one or the other, not both. If one recognizes, then they've joined the apostates and will be silenced forever; if they resist, then be honest enough to admit Ratzinger is not Catholic and if he is not Catholic he cannot be a pope and, therefore, we welcome those resisters to the growing ranks of sedevacantism, a sound theological opinion originated by holy Mother Church herself. After all, in his final days, Archbishop Lefebvre had reached that same conclusion. Finally, in light of the opposition and ouster of so many influential SSPX priests, and the Campos experiment that went exactly as sedevacantists predicted, there is one last question:
   As we wrote shortly after the release of Ratzinger's Motu Proprio on 07-07-07, the counterfeit imposter Benedict XVI was merely continuing his Hegelian game of synthesis when issuing Summorum Pontificem True to our prediction, those who dared to trust the apostates were drawn deeper into the web of deceit that has marked the entire conciliar era. Those who think the spider B16 has ceased spinning Hegelian, heretical threads don't know much about arachnids. That makes them all the more ripe for the picking as flailing flies. The blind bliss of those who who stubbornly persist in insisting that Ratzinger is the pope is exactly what he was counting on by patronizing the Plebeians for awhile until they have no out. Bishop Bernard Fellay has replicated that very process of getting caught in the Modernist web. He is stuck in the schismatic strands of silk that entwine the entire apostate counterfeit church of conciliarism because he has compromised, dared to think a bad tree could produce good fruit. The results have been exactly what was foretold five years ago on these very pages and thus we present in this edition a special anniversary compendium of articles we carried to remind you of that very fact. As we foretold, we'd likely hear about many "opinions" and "feelings" ...and we did, but we remind all again that such emotions don't really amount to a hill of beans because faith is not about feelings, but about divine law and that very prerequisite made this splashy Motu Proprio dry, bone dry on arrival and already disintegrating. Sadly, so did a portion of the resistance of so many who had stood so strong against Vatican II and the inherent heresies and the very men who enabled, perpetrated and perpetuated the apostasy. Is it too late for them now? Who knows. We do know, however, that as their numbers dwindle and sedevacantist ranks grow through the grace of recognizing it is the only syllogism possible in light of all that has happened, Ratzinger will continue to focus his guns on those who do not recognize him nor make even one concession to the conciliarism. We will continue to resist and provide here the reasons with
The Syllogism of Sedevacantism

They say fish are not as smart as several give them credit for despite the fact they're most often found in "schools", but there's a special kind of finny species that is the favorite catch of the Modernists and ol' BeneRatz the Angler stocked Lake Conciliar with the choice large mouth bass, known by the species name resistyetrecognize, whose gullible gills gave away their heart and made them a prime lure for the conciliar carp. They've been reeled this past year (just take a look at several issues of the Remnant for evidence of being in way over the limit). But you just know Benny and his crew are only going to toss most of 'em back into the drink or place them on the hook as bait for bigger fish, if you get the drift. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey did, for he bobbed up and down on that Lake as we did for so many years, frustrated and rowing against the waves that were always flowing to the left. They still do, though now they're much more turbulent as the casting has intensified for tradfish. Watch out, you may not realize it, but if you're being reeled in by the spinning lure of the Motu, you're just being fattened up for bait just as Fellay has been, even though we prayed he'd worm off the hook and see clearly what the original nine did and why they left when they did to embrace sedevacantism. But, he has been blinded by the shiny lure that will only land him on Ratzinger's dinner plate fileted and finished. Tom explained in his article in which he reminded us that we had better be wary because fishing season is open and to the Modernists, there are no limits, no rules. We can see that in how they've totally hoodwinked Fellay and grabbed him by the gills. Tom elaborated in Hook, Line, and Sinker

If any one is ready to refute those who think the new "extraordinary Motu Mess" is the answer to their prayers, it would be Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey who knows Ratzinger's agenda so well and knows the Novus Ordo or "ordinary Mess" as well as anyone, having written his expert analysis in his book G.I.R.M. Warfare. He equates Ratzinger's "generous offer of a universal indult" to Mr. Potter's offer to buy George Bailey's soul in the classic film It's a Wonderful Life!. George resisted with vehemence for though Potter tried to lure him in through the smoke of his big cigar, Bailey, played by the incomparable Jimmy Stewart, knew better when push came to shove. Now traditionalists are being pushed and Tom illustrates how we must shove back in his article exposing "Summarum Pontificem" for what it is, a big cigar that will go up in smoke as
he explains in Mister Potter's Big Cigar

While numerous traditionalists are rejoicing momentarily over Ratzinger's Motu, there are several lessons to be learned and those who know issue the warning loud and clear: Be careful what you wish for. Many in the SSPX and others in the resist-and-recognize camp are now going to have to cease their resistance if they recognize any legitimacy of the issuance of Summorum Pontificem. And that is exactly what BeneRatz is counting on in depleting the opposition to his one world false religion. Divide and conquer has always been his motto and it shows through loud and clear in his motu. Father Moderator, one of the leading voices in long saying "I told you so," lends his insight on the "Hoax of Summarum Pontificum" and the status quo of Ratzinger's letter, as well as his series over the last few weeks "What evil lurks beneath the New Indult?" which you can peruse at Traditio five years ago.

   Likewise, John Lane and John Daly, two of the leading apologists against the false popes, file their own reactions and document what's really behind this Motu if one only reads between the lines; if one only realizes what Catholic truth has always conveyed; if one only realizes that two wrongs can not make a right nor can a false pope make a rite that is pleasing to God. It's all smoke and mirrors, and the smoke is heating up as you can readily see if you step back from the stove. John Lane moderates a bevy of intelligent contributors who go on faith rather than feelings in illustrating how the vast majority don't realize they're already boiled and true Catholics need to pray that they will receive the grace to recognize they're just being tossed from the frying pan to the fire. They're already cooked. Several add their expertise at the John Lane's Aquinas Catholic Site where you can find the Bellarmine Forums


Father Anthony Cekada presents the palette that is Summorum Pontificum and reveals the true colors of Benedict's rainbow of inclusive diversity. While Fr. Moderator has said "the Moto Proprio has more holes than swiss cheese", Fr. Cekada the trap that awaits those who think a better Mass is in store. All Ratzinger has done is build a larger mass trap as Fr. Cekada writes, "Let the traditionalists who promoted it say what they will. For Ratzinger, the Motu Mass makes them merely one more color in his Vatican II rainbow." It is, as Father Cekada summarizes in his four page essay, "IN the long run, the Motu Mass will contribute to the steady decline of the post-Conciliar religion and the eventual death of Vatican II - Ratzinger's devil-baby, for which Limbo was never an option. At all this, we can only rejoice. In the short term, however, many gullible traditionalists will be lured to the Motu Mass because of convenience or the prospect of 'belonging to something bigger.' But the negative aspects of actually assisting at the Motu are pure poison." Father Cekads explains in his insightful essay, The Motu Mass Trap

In a galaxy far, far away from Catholic truth there are rumblings within the small army of the Resistance as well as the Imperial Troops, all over recent pronouncements by the leader of the Empire which is likely leading to the inevitable "Motu Wars."

  Griff Ruby provided a comprehensive multi-part series on the need for a deeper study of the conciliar document Summorum Pontificum in order to see whether it was the answer or further contributed to the dark forces gathering to blot out souls. This then was the first episode of a series simply called: "Motu Wars," a take-off on the "Star Wars" theme for the Traditional Resistance, though determined and dedicated, is infitesmally small compared to the vast evil Empire that has taken over the governance of the Catholic galaxy. The Motu of 07.07.07 begged the question: Can the leader of the Empire be trusted just because of a few documents that seem to promise some good things? As Griff predicted, The Motu Wars only intensified for we need to know the enemy before we become them. Griff deciphered the conciliar code in the first episode of this series: I. Hope Against Hope

Fearing rebellion from within his own ranks, the leader of the Conciliar Empire tries to assuage his Imperial Troops in purple and scarlet who fear he has conceded too much to the Traditional Resistance. But the shrewd Darth XVIder is not one to be underestimated.

  Griff continued with his study of the Motu Proprio and, in his second installment, deciphered the accompanying letter to the bishops. As Griff discovered in deciphering the code, one could easily see the treason hasn't been subdued but has grown stronger for Catholic truth has been compromised for 'peace and tranquility' - code words for 'do it our way or else' to establish a One World Unity of Community Order where all bow to the Darth Vader of the Imperial Troops. Five years later doublespeak and deception still rule the day. Griff sent the alarm to all in the Resistance: Stay the course, hold your positions. Do not be seduced by the Starship Ecumania. If only Bishop Fellay had learned he would not be facing all-out rebellion within the ranks of the Society of St. Pius X in 2012 with a split inevitable. Griff explained in his second episode, II. The Conciliar Empire Strikes Back

Fearing rebellion from within his own ranks, the leader of the Conciliar Empire tries to assuage his Imperial Troops in purple and scarlet who fear he has conceded too much to the Traditional Resistance in the "Motu Wars."

  Griff continued to break down the ideas advanced in the third, and by far least well-known, of that troublesome Trio of documents. As one read it one could see that normally when one has a set plan, one lays it out succinctly and the better prepared, the better it is conveyed. Not so with Benedict XVI and the counterfeit church of conciliarism opposed by a small loyal band of dedicated freedom fighters, who, knowing the history of the Catholic Empire, refuse to recognize the illegal, unauthorized satanic authority of the leader of the Roman Galactic Empire headquartered on Vatican Base, the Resistance's former stronghold in better days. More stipulations have been laid out by the one who's gone over to the sinister side. Griff warned there were hidden meanings, hidden indultcendiary issues that would explode when the duped least expected it. Griff revealed the hidden explosives in his third part, III. Return of the 'Time Bombs'

The Galactic Empire is about to encounter either an endemic ennui or a horrifying honesty of how few priests to even say a Mass. Then what? Such is the dangerous omen of all this: the fate of those who embrace apostasy.

  Griff's fourth episode completed his series. Utilizing the "Star Wars" theme while the rhetoric is to hold treaty talks by both the Roman Galactic Empire and different factions within the Resistance, the fact was that for all sides it's been 'take no prisoners.' The ambiguity and disorder of the New Order has boded ill for the integrity of the True Latin Mass and infrangible Catholic Doctrine. Yet, God can allow good to come out of this malaise. Such possibilities were advanced here on how the consecrated Purple Knights of Tradition, guardians of Catholic Truth, could turn the tables and aid the masses with the proper formation of the Ordinary and Proper of the Mass but only by men who seek to be validly ordained, something few suspect Darth Vader or his collegial cohorts would ever allow. Yet, without this requirement, the Motu is a spectral speck in the galaxy, an illusion whose fruits are dead on arrival. Griff addressed this in his final episode of "Motu Wars" with IV. The Phantom Menace of the Motu

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

or you can send your tax-deductible contribution (check, cash or M.0.) by mail to:

2750 Wheatstone #111
San Diego, CA 92111

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

We at the Daily Catholic believe that copyrighting material is counterproductive to the purpose of saving souls and, therefore, in order to expand our reach so that we may decrease while Christ increases, we freely give permission to all to copy and disseminate any written material contained on these pages from 2004 onward, provided nothing is taken out of context and the URL and sources are credited for the sake of accuracy and for the sake of restoring all things in Christ. So as not to confuse or deceive the faithful in any way, nothing before 2004 may be used without written permission from the editor.   For pertinent questions on this, use the "contact us" button below.