Editor Michael Cain provides a revelation about the future of the DailyCatholic plus the fact it doesn't take a Sherlock to see how sin has magnified in our times, and well you could say it's elementary that the ayes have it for joining in the war on sin, but the eyes need help and it can't be done alone or in an isolated bunker. The traditional troops need to come together both to fight a common enemy and to convert that very enemy. No, that is not an oxymoron but a call to action issued by the Son of God Himself for we are to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us. That doesn't mean making them comfortable, but rather roosting them from their comfort zones and alerting them that their side is destined to lose. How many casualties depends on how willing we are to take up the call to arms by donning the armor of God and trusting in the Holy Ghost to direct our campaign to save souls and influence hardened hearts while being aware of the traps the devil sets. It is no easy task and a task each must take freely. As we have said so many times, to embrace the one true Faith, especially in this day and age in the time of The Great Apostasy is a lonely road, but the only road. There are few clarions left to let the troops know and if we fall on the front lines, who will pick up the slack? We need your help to avoid the traps and carry on the crusade for Christ while Gutting Out Guetapens in the War on Sin
John Gregory provides the commentary for Trinity Sunday from Father George Leo Haydock found in many Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. In the short, but powerfully poignant and pertinent paragraphs from our Lord's mouth in His final assurance of His protection in today's Gospel we have all we need to debunk all Protestant argumentation for Scriptura sola
or Fidei sola
. Their rationalizations are heresy for the Word alone will not save you, nor will Faith alone, but rather those combined through the Sacraments
for only through being in the state of Sanctifying Grace can we hope to achieve Heaven. We arrive at the sacraments through Faith and we learn Faith through the Word. Consider, if you will, a three-legged stool (ideal analogy for Trinity Sunday). If one of those legs are missing the stool cannot stand. To know Jesus is to love Him and obey Him by following all
He commands. "Behold I am with you all days"
Throughout Mary's month of May we offered a different flower and virtue each day adding up to a beautiful bouquet to our heavenly Mother. Because of Pentecost, the feast of the Queenship of Mary was transferred this year to June 4. But let us not just reserve only one month to Our Lady, let us continue to storm Heaven with the spiritual bouquets that really count - her holy psalter - the holy Rosary. Outside of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, it is the most powerful weapon we could have at our disposal. It has been known to stop armies no matter the odds, and the odds in our times are greatly against us as daily more freedoms slip from our grasp with the holy Faith under attack from anti-Catholics within the gates of Rome and outside the gates, souls are at stake like never before and we had all better bear down and pledge a Rosary each day and more depending on your state of life. For meditations on the Holy Rosary and the prayers in English, Latin and Spanish see Holy Rosary
Traditional Catholics are a hunted lot. Bounties are placed with the intent to capture and reprogram souls so these upstart true Catholics will fall in line with the Modernist mentality. Of course, when any Traditional Catholic balks at such heretical nonsense, it sends the conciliar mob into a frenzy, a maddening one at that. So they try the same technique they employed in eclipsing the true Church at Vatican II: Infiltrate, sow division and doubt by casting aspersions against this traditional priest or that true bishop or even devout laity because they know the Traditional Bishops have the true authority handed down by Christ to teach, sanctify and rule. But they can't allow true Catholics to know that, so they employ their Saul Alinsky type tactics of isolating, ridiculing and persecuting in order to intimidate true Catholics into subjection or staying put in their own catacombs. Don't you dare try to unite the movement. Don't you dare acknowledge other priests or bishops or there will be hell to pay. Anything to fan the flames of discord because their master is a long-time expert with infernos and he'll encourage home-aloners to stay home, a few traditional prelates to refuse sacraments to some, and keep resist, yet recognize ones on the fence. Oh, the devil is clever and his disciples grow ever more arrogant, but when the true whistleblowers expose the man-made straw castles in Rome and every diocese, well it's katy-bar-the-door and all hell breaks loose. Their desperate mission: Destroy Traditional Catholicism at any cost. Griff explains in part two of his series "Accepting Responsibility" with Breaking the Illusion of Lawlessness
For the Feast of Corpus Christi we bring you an powerful piece by Timothy Duff in which he provides inspiration and a fail-safe method of being always in the right frame of mind to receive Holy Communion and never to take this Awesome Gift of the Bread of Angels for granted. He gleans several pointers from St. Louis Marie de Montfort's True Devotion as Tim furnishes an excellent checklist to continue the fervor. There is no better time to focus on truly and worthily receiving Christ into our very beings and being conscious of this great and wondrous gift throughout our entire day than during this span of a week when, having just celebrated we celebrate the glorious Coronation of Blessed Mary our Immaculate Queen, the feast of Corpus Christi is fresh in our minds, and we prepare for the great Feast of the Sacred Heart on Ides of June this year. Tim offers his short formula of spiritual success in True Devotion and Holy Communion
The launch point for the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the Feast of Corpus Christi
when holy Mother Church encourages us to begin the Novena that leads up to and includes the First Class Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Ides of June - Friday, June 15. We again encourage all those who have not had their home enthroned to the Sacred Heart to seek out a traditional priest to enthrone your home and protect your family. Novena to the Sacred Heart
John Gregory provides the commentary for the Second Sunday after Pentecost from Father George Leo Haydock found in many Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. In the short, the powerfully poignant and pertinent words in today's paragraphs from our Lord's mouth give us knowledge that He reaches out to the most disadvantage of souls for His mercy knows no bounds, but those who reject Him, who decide they do not want to partake at His banquet will find no comfort nor a place at the table. Wise words for those who are starving for the true Faith and feel the emptiness in the novus ordo
. Leave the scraps and rotting menu of misery and come to the true banquet - the Traditional Latin Mass where the Holy Sacrifice is celebrated by true priests, men who have not rejected Christ's invitation. True Catholics do not hate their neighbor but love him out of their love for God as St. Paul relates in today's Epistle and one who has such love wants his neighbor to partake in the banquet offered by the Lord. The Charity of God
The holy Doctor St. Anthony is often depicted holding the Christ Child in such a loving, gentle manner, yet he was not so gentle on those who sought to deceive the faithful through heresy. When he died at age 36, church bells rang throughout Italy, in many with no human person ringing the bells. People attributed the bellringers to the angels who had come to earth to ring them as children wailed in the streets crying aloud, "Our dear father, Anthony is dead." But his spirit and on-going miraculous wonders have lived on for nearly 8 centuries. He's the patron saint of the poor and oppressed, the one many pray to when something or someone is lost. He so wanted to convert the Moors and was willing to be martyred. Where are the St. Anthonys today when the infidels are overrunning Christianity? Take a cue from the
Hammer of Heretics
In Part Fifteen John Gregory completes this series on the Sermon on the Mount as he finishes up with verses 24 through 29 of the Gospel of St. Matthew 7 where the evangelist relates our Lord's parable of the house built on the rock - here, the Church and the winds are the storms of the world in the heresies and false prophets who rain down on those not strong in their faith, those whose houses are built on sand for they are not wise. When the floods come, they will be inundated with doubts and confusion and will be washed away in apostasy. Those who plant their foundation on the Rock and heed our Lord's words and the truths and traditions He passed down through His Mystical Bride as infallible doctrine and upheld by the perennial Magisterium of the Church will survive, for they know the rock is in no way the counterfeit church of conciliarism for that is built upon sand, and, in God's time, will be swept into satan's sewer. Remain steady on the rock and heed St. Paul's words to "stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned."
Sermon on the Mount Part Fifteen
In back to back Doctors of the Church, today the Church celebrates another of the magnificent luminaries God rose up in the 4th century. The holy bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Basil the Great also faced the intense persecutions and calumnies of the Arian bishops and suffered greatly, never complaining and living a life of austerity while his fellow Arian bishops lived high on the hog. Like his good life-long friend and fellow Doctor of the Church St. Gregory Nazianzen, he,too, came from holy stock and had two brothers who became bishops; a father, mother and sister who became saints. This Bishop of Caesarea is one of the few, along with Popes St. Leo I and St. Gregory I and St. Albert to be given the august title "Magnus" - great. For a profile of this holy Bishop and Doctor, see the
Orator of Orthodoxy
In this time of darkness, one of the best things true Catholics can do is have their home enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a simple, beautiful ceremony that every family should do and the only problem is the shortage of true priests. If you are blessed to have a traditional priest available, do not pass up the opportunity to ask him if he would bless and enthrone your home. It takes committment to praying the Consecration and other prayers, but isn't that worth it? Our Lady strongly encourages us to honor her divine Son in this way with Enthronement to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
John Gregory provides the commentary for the Third Sunday after Pentecost which is always the Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart. Father George Leo Haydock became famous for compiling the Fathers' and Doctors' discernment and incorporating it into the Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. For this Sunday we encounter one of the most oft quoted passages of Sacred Scripture, the eighth verse of chapter five of the first epistle of St. Peter whereby Christ's chosen first Pope employs the imagery of the devil being like a roaring lion always on the prowl to devour souls. That is why it ties in so well with today's Gospel of the rejoicing of one sinner returning to the fold. With satan roaming it truly is a victory worth celebrating when a soul is saved from this savage unearthly beast. Redemption
On the third Sunday of June this year we honor fathers everywhere beginning with our Heavenly Father, the holy St. Joseph foster father of Jesus, the Fathers of the Church, all true priests, our own dads living and dead as well as granddads. It is a time to remember the sacrifices they make in supporting families, supporting the holy Faith, and doing all in their power to populate Heaven with our spiritual fathers providing the sacraments and our physical fathers providing the example, nurturing and guidance to perpetuate the faith. Remember all fathers overseas serving our country. This is truly a glorious time as summer is just beginning, we are in the midst of three Novenas and the graces are flowing if we are cooperative with the will of God the Father. In honor of the fifth year anniversary of the Requiem Mass for the editor's father, who survived D-Day, escaped the Battle of the Bulge, and lived to be 91, we bring you the tribute "Come, ye, blessed of My Father"
Saint Ephrem the Deacon, the holy Doctor and saintly Syrian who was the second chronologically to receive such a title following Saint Athanasius, was an early luminary of the Church. St. Ephrem was beloved by the faithful and one called the "Prophet of his people" and a deacon who combated heretical sects and Roman emperors, not by raising his voice in anger, but through Syriac poetry in winning the people to the Faith. His works are integral to the Syrian Church. In adherence to the Gospel, Ephrem reached out and cared for the least of his brethren leaving the 99 to go in search of the one who was lost. This dedication to the will of God and uncompromisingly living the Gospel to win souls to the Lord show why he was a clarion of clarity to those suffering from the confusion of the Arian heresy. He is affectionately known as the
Harp of the Holy Ghost
That's what Bill Metallo points out in his feature on the delapidation of nuns thanks to Vatican II because for centuries the nun's habit was a badge of honor, a symbol of serenity and goodness, a reminder of what we are all here to do: strive for sanctity. Just as with the Protestant Revolution in the sixteenth century, so also in the twentieth century those causing insurrection rebelled against the truths and traditions of the only Church Christ founded and thus cut themselves off from the true vine, becoming like their heretical predecessors, so much kindling for the fire as Jesus asserted in the Gospels. Bill portrays the good, the really bad and the very ugly side, the last two falling into that heretical category, which is the plight of everyone who chooses the wide path, a favorite with the world and the prince of darkness instead of the lonely, but only path to salvation through the steady compass provided by Catholic truth. The latter is a habit we must strive for, while the former leads to the
Habit of Heresy
On June 19 we begin the nine day devotion concluding on the feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. It is a beautiful devotion that was approved, with the title and icon by His Holiness Pope Pius IX. If we ever needed Heaven's help, Catholics know who to ask for that help -- the very Virgin who is known as Our Mother of Perpetual Help. We'd be fools not to turn to her and this preparation period is the perfect time to do so at Devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
This year the First Class Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist supersedes the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Yet we bring this to you to enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel, 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. Today for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, the theme is those creatures swimming in the sea of fallen human nature in this world and who can only be rescued through the grace of God via those He has sent to reel in souls as fishers of men. St. Peter is the chief fishermen and, despite his temerity, our Lord knew the mettle of the man He tabbed to head His Church on earth and had no compunction in commanding His disciples to "launch out into the deep" for souls, not fish as we see in Fr. Haydock's Commentary for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost,
"Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets..."
Through these revelations to the holy mystic St. Bridget of Sweden we see clearer than ever the mind of God and His Most Immaculate Mother and what we need to do to not only assure our own salvation, but win souls for Him in sharing Heaven. We complete Book Three by combining Chapters 33 and 34 in which Jesus speaks to St. Bridget about the example of two men and how He judges them interiorily by their heart, not their exterior actions. Then His Blessed Mother addresses the bride on how a ring symbolizes the soul and the body represents a cloth in showing how the soul should be purified through discretion and the body should be cleansed, and to avert being destroyed, even killed, the antidote is abstinence. Honesty is the chosen course in being honest with God one will always be honest to oneself. That is what God and His Immaculate Mother gently hammer home to souls everywhere through Their chosen messenger St. Bridget as Book Three of The Revelations and Prophesies of St. Bridget of Sweden is concluded. Soul Solution
Besides the Ten Commandments, holy Mother Church has assessed six commandments every Catholic is obliged to observe. These are called the Precepts of the Church. For centuries they have been in effect but were gravely altered once the apostates gained control and foisted Vatican II on the faithful as if it were doctrine and trumped Trent. No, it did not, and by their words and actions they have proved the heresies condemned by past true Popes and Councils, by divine Revelation and Tradition. Thus, you might not have heard of the Six Precepts or Commandments of the Church for they've all been watered down considerably. Yet, while the counterfeit church of conciliarism has caved to approval from man and the world, true Catholics realize God does not change and His Commandments stand and why they are complemented by the Precepts of the Church for the spiritual welfare of souls, something the Modernists in charge since Vatican II have no interest in unless it will lead to a Hegelian One World Religion. All anathema to God. Thus, we are still obliged to follow The Six Precepts of the Church
To emphasize exactly what St. Paul warned about, we have decided to bring you a 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. St. Paul was filled with the Spirit and conveyed the truths of Christ and His Church in his epistles, specifically to the Hellenic regions where the root of his words are in Greek. Thus, in getting to the root of the meaning, In his second installment Steve applied the application of both the Greek and Latin etimology to see what the Apostle of the Gentiles truly meant, specifically in 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7. In part one he dealt with the restrainer/withholder; in part two he delved into the meaning of έκ μέσου (phonetics: ek mesoo and in Latin: 'qui tenet nunc donec de medio fiat') in seeing how it leads to referring to the Papacy in his series "Towards a Scriptural Brief suggesting Sede Vacante" with the meaning of that Greek phrase of Out of the Midst
It is time again to storm Heaven with our prayers and Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. has offered an excellent way we can by concentrating the next fifteen Saturdays to pray the Holy Rosary with each week focusing on one Mystery and intention.
It is vital that we take our responsibility as the Church Militant seriously for NOW is the time; later is too late - all might be lost by then! With the elections just months away our country is that much closer to totally losing its freedom to Socialism, Fascism, yes, Marxism as the Communists and atheists mount a vicious, insidious campaign to destroy America and the faith; not to mention the Islamist scourge that is seeping in under the protection of "Islamophobia." At the same time Catholics continue to be ravaged by Modernism and Ecumenism, the SSPX is in dire trouble, and there is grave confusion in that 95% of 'Catholics' do not realize they belong to the counterfeit church of conciliarism and therefore, it is not the true Catholic Church. This Rosary Crusade is an ideal way to pray that those confused 'Catholics', duped by wolves in shepherds' clothing, will be given the grace to see, flee the Novus Ordo and return to the true Faith before it truly is too late. For those who cannot attend Mass on Saturday, please make your Holy Communions on Sunday, praying a Rosary both on Saturday and Sunday. We should all be praying our Rosary daily and as many decades as our states of life permit. Remember what is at stake. See First Saturday of the Fifteen Saturday Rosary Crusade
Each Saturday we will bring you John Gregory's envisaging meditation on each Mystery to match the mystery for that Saturday. Today we begin with the Annunciation. What greater joy can there be than to be told by a heavenly messenger of the highest order - St. Gabriel the Archangel - that the Almighty Father has created you for all time for this moment? Chosen the Holy Ghost as your divine Spouse? and selected you, among zillions of souls, to be the mother of His only-begotten Son? This great Mystery is cause for unending joy and if there ever was a sanctification of motherhood it was in Mary's fiat that she would accept - "be it done unto me according to Thy will" - and through the full cooperation of her Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart, paved the way for God's children to gain Heaven through this living and most pure Ark of the Covenant. See First Joyful Mystery
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