So much has happened during March, including seeing that the world has its sixth antipope with a man who could very well be more dangerous than all the previous five put together. Also this Lent has been a time of good suffering for both of us; Cyndi has really been in a lot of pain with her fibromyalgia headaches and heart problems, and I contracted a yeast infection in my lungs from our sweet 13-year old little pet Shih-tzu Lady Siena who was actually the carrier of the yeast which had gotten into her bloodstream and I would carry her outside to do her thing because she had gone blind and was practically deaf. In all that carrying I somehow breathed in the yeast spores and it resulted in two consequences.
First, once the doctor diagnosed my illness on March 8, we realized we had to put our beloved dog down and she had been an integral part of our family since 2000 shortly after we returned from a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi, Lourdes and Rue du Bac. While at Assisi we were supposed to take a side trip to the old-walled city of Siena, but mechanical problems and finances prevented us from this opportunity as we had to stay on schedule to reach France in time. Therefore, when we returned home to San Diego, a week later we heard about a Shih-Tzu who, because of her overbite, would not be used for breeding, had thus been spayed and was affordable. Our youngest son Kellin found her and our oldest son Kevin came up with her name with wisdom that impressed us. He said, "Since we couldn't go to Siena, how about Siena coming to us?" It was perfect because she looked like a little Dominican nun with black ears and white face, and whenever we prayed each day, she was always so calm and stayed with us as if St. Catherine herself was with us and watching over us. Now she is gone for on the Ides of March we had to put her down since she was fading fast and in pain. So, you can imagine, that was quite a sacrifice and we offer it up all for God's honor and glory because nothing is forever.
Secondly, this illness has sapped me of a lot of my verve and strength and quarantined me at least until Low Sunday at the earliest when I can be among crowds again because the yeast infection has effected my bronchitis that was doing pretty well. Now it has made me very susceptible to catching something because my immune system is much weaker. The doctor had me on steroids and Symbiocort as well as antibiotics, but advised I couldn't even go to Mass for the next month or go out of the house, except for Kevin to drive me to the doctor. Then this last week, wouldn't you know it! the Symbiocort has given me thrush so it's back to the drawing board. I walked outside a few days ago in wanting to water our lemon tree, but tired out after a few minutes and returned inside. We've scrubbed the home with bleach and bees-wax candles we had and Kevin is going to look for a lady-palm that is supposed to suck any spores - yeast or mold out of the air. The biggest sacrifice is missing Holy Mass and especially this coming week with the Sacred Triduum and then the Mass of the Resurrection.
A lot else has also happened since last I wrote, besides yet another anti-pope, prices have gone up on food and gas - as if no one noticed - all with higher taxes as the rich politicians take from the rich and distribute it not to the poor, but to those whom they can mold and control. That plays right into the hands of the newest anti-pope to occupy Vatican City. That would be Mr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio who claims he was a 'cardinal' and 'archbishop' of Buenos Aires. Pardon me, but since when did a layman claim he could be an archbishop, let alone cardinal, or even a pope? He can't be. Not only that, but he has another strike against him: He's not even Catholic. That should be abundantly clear from all you've seen so far. Do not be fooled by his faux-humble manner or even his supposedly emulating the holy Saint Francis of Assisi by taking the same name. No, Francis, as we said above and highlighted at the top of our Lenten Edition, could very well be the most dangerous of them all because he will dupe so many with his false piety and simplicity that, in truth, is an agenda to destroy not only the symbols of the Popes, but the very Petrine Ministry itself in doing away with any semblance of monarchy so that a new democracy will permeate the CONciLIAR cabal. Oh, the devil is so clever, and he deceives so with half-truths and downright lies, but then Jesus Christ warned us in the Gospels and St. Paul as well in 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-11 and 2 Timothy 4: 3-4. Those passages are so key to truly understanding and seeing clearly through the clutter. It's as clear as can be.
How can it be so clear? Through the grace of God. I am convinced that alone is the key to winning souls. And it is usually one soul at a time. While, we may average well over two million hits a month in over 140 countries so the DailyCatholic is reaching to the four corners of the world, most of my time is consumed with one-on-one emails to souls who ask questions, or challenge me to provide proof (which I always am able to do). Yet, just as Christ preached to the Jews, the Apostles to the masses, the addage holds true: "many are called, but few chosen". We know what happened to those who came before us: either they were killed for what they preached, or dismissed as "fools for Christ." So be it. Never have I been more willing to be a martyr for the true Faith; and for many, that is closer to a reality than you might think with the fast-forming One New World Order in Rome, Washington D.C. and throughout the earth. It's coming. Be prepared. After all, what else would you expect to follow The Great Apostasy than the Great Chastisement?
It's enough to throw one's hands in the air and give up. Who needs these headaches? The answer is: We all do, as part of making reparation for our own sins and the sins of the world. Lest we forget the meaning of what we just observed this past Good Friday, Christ paid the price, now it's our turn to pay what we can humanly pay in gratitude for His ultimate gift. This is never easy. God never said it would be. In fact, He told us that the only way to salvation was along the narrow path strewn with thorns as opposed to the flowery wide path that leads to perdition.
News that we pore over on the internet can be so disheartening, what with a Muslim Marxist, who could very well be the foretold Antichrist if you look closely enough, firmly planted in the White House with his legions in place to destroy America as we know it and further erode whatever morals Americans have left; what with Cyprians being stolen blind by the European Union that sets a precedence that will spread across Europe and eventually find the western hemisphere; what with an unstable mad-man boy with his trigger on nuclear weapons in North Korea; what with even more unstable radicals who promote the 12th Imam theory threatening nuclear annihilation of Israel and America; what with the middle East in such an incendiary state thanks to 'Arab Spring' that is codeword for Caliphate; what with more regulations and taxes that squeeze every paycheck, every purchase, and are consequently passed on to the consumer/tax payer with less at a higher price...and that is just the secular side of things.
On the moral side of things, well, it's in even far worse shape. Someone waking up from the 50's after a long slumber - a la Rip Van Winkle lore - would be shocked beyond description to discover how our country has sought so deliberately to erase God from the equation while promoting two sins that have always cried to Heaven for vengeance: Abortion and Sodomy. Yet, both are now perfectly acceptable and even made into law, abortion since 1973 and sodomite unions with all the privileges of the natural marriage state with no production just passed on/read passed by the United States Supreme Court. Won't those who did nothing to stop these aberrations before God be surprised when they stand before the real Supreme Court Judge? It seems today there is only one sin: smoking. Anything else goes! As a lifetime smoker since I was 16, when encouraged to smoke as a release while in the seminary to offset other temptations, I have sworn to give up smoking when they stop killing the innocents in the womb. 'But if you smoke, that will shorten your life, Mike.' Maybe. Maybe not. My dad smoked. He died at age 92. I might also remind you that His Holiness Pope St. Pius X smoked. Where is he now? Heaven!
And that is the ultimate destination I am striving toward. When I die, that is up to God and I have this gut feeling God is not done with me yet as I inch closer to becoming a septuagenarian this month. What exactly He has in store, well, I'll cross that bridge when I come across it. Until that time, I'll take one day at a time, always trying to have my lamp lit so that I will not miss the Bridegroom when He comes. You see it's our soul that counts, all else comes second.
That is why there is so much darkness in the world today for on the spiritual side of things as we can see above the sad and tragic shape the CONciLIAR church is in and so few who realize the eclipse of the true Church. Many have asked why I emphasize the word CONciLIAR like I do. Well, first we know it's a "CON" played by con-men who long ago abdicated any authority whatsoever and defected from the Faith. Yes, they are imposters all (especially if they were 'ordained' after 1968 in the new rite - see Pope Pius XII's decree Sacramentum Ordinum for that would make them merely presbyters who were installed with no power to confect the Sacrament or forgive sins! Think of the tragedy of that over the past 30 plus years and weep! No wonder Our Lady wept so at La Salette when she warned that "The Church will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist." We see that today, and more on that in a few paragraphs.) and "LIAR" fits right in for they have played along with the lie St. Paul warned would occur in 2 Thessalonians 2: 10 and these imposters are complicit in covering up the truth just as foretold in Holy Writ. The small "ci" stands for 'catholic imposters'. Jesus said in St. John 15: 18-19 If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated Me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." We know since John XXIII that the world loved him. Paul VI? Not so much, but there wasn't much to love in that cad except that he was a child of God, though seldom acted like it. John Paul I? The world didn't get a chance to know him, but loved him because he carried on the heresies of Vatican II. John Paul II? You know how much the world embraced him and how much he embraced the world. The same with Benedict XVI except in a more aloof, refined manner.
Now we have unFrancis who, as mentioned above, comes across as a deliverer of the poor, but in truth is a Marxist in wait. The media and its minions are so impressed how he eschews the finery and due appointments of what a Pope should be afforded, and instead opts to pay his own way (wouldn't Obama learn from that?!), discard past traditions from staying in the Papal Apartment to the wearing of papal apparel while claiming he is merely one among the brothers. Strange, but I don't remember the passage in St. Matthew 16: 15-16 where Jesus said: "Thou art my brother and upon this group of guys or gals or whoever decides in the future that they have a better idea, then I will alter My Church to accommodate your wants and temporal needs and the sins of the past will no longer be sins for whatever you bind today, may be loosed tomorrow; and whatever you loose today, will be bound for those who don't agree with you. And the gates of hell shall have a field day while I'm changing My mind because man knows better than God." No, He said: "Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."
Never forget, God is in charge; not man! The great danger in Francis is how on the outside he appears so humble, so sincere, but inside he is like the Pharisees of whom Our Lord exposed, "Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you are like to whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear to men beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones, and of all filthiness. So you also outwardly indeed appear to men just; but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity." We must be so careful to watch this sixth antipope. We must take Christ's heeding to heart: "Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves" (St. Matthew 10: 16) for it is the serpent we are dealing with, and his venom is deadly. Yes, it is time for all of us to heed St. Paul's counsel: "Put you on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints" (Ephesians 6: 11-18).
As mentioned earlier, the devil is so wily. Pope Leo XIII was truly inspired by the Holy Ghost when he composed the Prayer to St. Michael for he was referring to the great heavenly defender in an ultimate battle against evil principalities and powers. We're heading closer to that penultimate clash as the Chair of Peter remains empty since October 9, 1958. And speaking of the Sovereign Pontiffs, let's look back at the last ten since Leo XIII and see how closely they match the prophesy of St. Malachy. Keep in mind this holy mystic foretold every Pope from the twelfth century up through the present antipope, and said antipope is the last one the saint listed!
2. Religion Laid Waste. BENEDICT XV 1914-1922. It was during Giacomo Paolo Giovanni Battista della Chiesa's reign Our Lady appeared at Fatima at the same time that Communism moved into Russia where religious life was laid waste, and ruled during World War I with the death of millions of Christians who were carnage in Flanders Field and elsewhere.
3. Unshaken Faith. PIUS XI 1922-1939. This Pope faced tremendous pressure from fascist and sinister powers in Germany and Italy, Hitler and Mussolini respectively, but not respectfully. Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti was an outspoken critic of Communism and Fascism and yet had to be concerned with souls universally and do all in his power not to jeopardize the welfare of sousl.
4. An Angelic Shepherd. PIUS XII. 1939-1958. Roman born Eugenio Pacelli had an affinity for the spiritual world and received visions which have not been fully made public. Some say Pius XII "emerged as one of the great Popes of all time," and he "was in the truest sense of the word an Angelic Pastor to the flock..." He, like his predecessor, had to deal with war and the aftermath of war in shepherding the his flock of one billion. He is considered not only the last traditional Pope, but the last true Pope.
Now keep in mind the fact that as far as true popes go, if St. Malachy was foretelling true and valid Vicars of Christ, then we still have six to go once number five appears in God's time. However, when we see the remarkable similarity of the circumstances and what the saint predicted, well, it's scary to say the least. Let us look at this from October 9, 1958 on as we encounter the six antipopes who have claimed the Seat of Peter, but, in truth have no authority and therefore are not owed any fealty as we see below with the:
Second Vatican Council and start of The Great Apostasy
6. Flower of Flowers. paul 6 1963-1978. St. Malachy's prophecy here corresponds to first of all, Giovanni Montini's coat of arms, which included three fleurs-de-lis (iris blossoms) and secondly it could very well intimate his known perverted homosexuality persuasion since many refer to his effeminate ways and known sodomite trysts within the Vatican and, true to the flower-power of the sixties, created rebellion against the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church.
7. Of the Half Moon. john paul 1 1978-1978. John Paul I was elected Pope on August 26, 1978, when there was a half moon. Albino Luciani reigned 33 days, that is, about one month, when he died, although many think he was murdered. He was the 109th Pope - "De Medietate Lunae" (Of the Half Moon) - who was born in the diocese of Belluno (beautiful moon) and was baptized Albino Luciani (white light). He was elected by the CONciLIAR conclave on August 26, 1978, when the moon appeared exactly half full. It was in its waning phase. He died the following month, soon after an eclipse of the moon.
8. The Labor of the Sun. john paul 2 1978-2005. Karol Wojtyla was the most traveled leader in history. He circled the globe numerous times, preaching to huge audiences everywhere he went, often not the orthodox faith but a hybrid to please the masses. Even though he was once shot, he did not seem to slow down. Like the sun which never ceases to labor and provides light daily, he was incessant. He was born on May 18, 1920 in Poland. On that date in the morning there was a near total eclipse of the sun over Europe. The Prophecy - The 110th Pope is "De Labore Solis" (Of the Solar Eclipse, or, From the Toil of the Sun). Like the sun he came out of the East (Poland). Like the sun he visited countries all around the globe and he died a week short of a rare Hybrid eclipse of the Sun on April 8, 2005.
9. The Glory of the Olive. benedict 16 2005-2013 The Order of St. Benedict has said this Pope will come from their order. It is interesting that Jesus gave his apocalyptic prophecy about the end of time from the Mount of Olives. This man will reign during the beginning of the tribulation Jesus spoke of. The 111th prophesy is "Gloria Olivae" (The Glory of the Olive). While the Order of Saint Benedict long claimed that this man would come from their ranks, Joseph Ratzinger was not a Benedictine but chose the name Benedict, thus fulfilling the prophesy of St. Malachy. Unlike St. Benedict's own prophesy, however, that before the end of the world his Order, known also as the Olivetans, will triumphantly lead the Catholic Church in its fight against evil, it did not get help from Benedict XVI for he worked throughout his clerical life to lead Catholics away from the true Church.
10. Peter the Roman. francis (aka Mr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio) This final Pope, according to St. Malachy, will likely be Satan, taking the form of a man named Peter who will gain a worldwide allegiance and adoration. Can you not already see Francis laying the trap? He will be the final antichrist which prophecy students have long foretold. If it were possible, even the very elect would be deceived. And sadly, so far they are. Keep in mind that St. Francis' father's name was Pietro - Peter and the way Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Italian heritage is trying to assimilate the great Franciscan with himself. Remember how the devil loves to ape. Now keep in mind the following from St. Malachy where his 112th prophesy states: "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Petrus Romanus, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End."
Whoa! That's the last words St. Malachy wrote. Keep in mind he foretold 112 popes from 1143 and Pope Celestine II on. That's some track record! So should we just throw in the towel? Not on your life. I've discussed how age and ailments have sidetracked me. The onset of Macular Degeneration from years of staring at a computer screen along with a severe case of sciatica, and yes, age, have slowed me down lately where I can't do as much as I used to do and when I do it takes me twice the time. I've literally trolled for someone more capable, younger, grounded in the Faith and technically savvy to take the DailyCatholic and improve on it, expand it, utilize the social media technology available today to reach more souls. So far, no one has come forward. Few do when the task is a labor of love. All in God's time and time is what we must take to win souls. But we can never waste time for every second is precious and precarious to the great Timekeeper. How will we respond?
As for me, damn the torpedoes because, as the graphic at the top states, time is running out. If the above realization that a true Pope is out of the question doesn't convince you, I don't know what will. We are at the end of an era, very well at the end of time as we know it. Only God knows. Great things are ahead, but there is no gain without the pain, no triumph without the Cross. Therefore, I intend to do all in my power as editor and webmaster of the DailyCatholic and Executive Director of SANCTUS to fight for the Faith by informing souls how they are being deceived and, through prayer, wake them to the realities. If we have to shock them, yes, damn the torpedoes, we will hit them with shock therapy if need be to knock them from the slumber of the lukewarm, lest they would be vomited from the Lord's mouth and drown in the sea of Hades.
Therefore, contrary to doctors' orders, contrary to advice from those who probably know better, beginning on Low Sunday we will return to daily publishing because time is so short and there are so many souls yet to reach. Also, with the shortage of true priests, we want to continue to provide a balance for traditional Catholics where they have access to the true traditional liturgy for each day of the year, something we - and we alone - have been able to bring you for the last nine years in both Latin and English, as well as devotional and inspirational pieces and hard-hitting articles that call a spade a spade and an apostate an apostate with proven documentation to back up our claims/accusations because true love is wanting our neighbor to share Heaven with us and if we placate him or patronize him or forget him, well, God remembers.
So yes, you need the DailyCatholic for the times and situations are going to get darker, and we, along with a few other sites - specifically daily updated trusted ones like NovusOrdoWatch.org and Christorchaos.com to name only a few of several - remain the lone lights shining in the darkness to bring the Truth, the Way and the Life to souls. In these unprecedented times, we cannot depend on the few true bishops and authentic, dedicated priests to evangelize because they are swamped just in bringing the sacraments to the faithful, traveling countless miles to bring Christ to them, for only via the Traditional Latin Mass celebrated by a true priest (and not a Novus Ordo presbyter) will you find the True Presence, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Only in the Traditional Latin Mass are Sanctifying Graces showered. Only in confessing one's sins to a true priest can one be absolved of one's sins. This should be a wakeup call to every person who attends a Novus Ordo English 'Mess' or 'eucharistic celebration' or whatever they call it nowdays - Ordinary or Extraordinary, it's useless and one remains in mortal sin if one has not made a perfect Act of Contrition...for only a true priest can forgive sin.
When we add up the numbers of those lost in the swirling, churning waves of the CONciLIAR church, we can better understand Christ's meaning in St. Luke 18: 8 when He said, "But yet the Son of man, when He cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?" Sadly, if He came today, no, He'd find very little faith on earth for so many have fallen away or have been lulled into a false sense of security that sin is no longer abhorred and they have been indoctrinated to believe God is All Love and will forgive everything. We know He is All-Merciful, but He is equally All-Just and excuses won't cut it with Him when you stand before Him. No nonsense! He has the book in front of Him! How you lived, how you followed the divine Will is paramount. If you have not lived up to His expectations yet - and who has when you compare our failings with the saints? - then there is still time to make amends.
That begins with making a good Act of Contrition and then doing all in your power to help save souls. For most, that entails a simple equation of helping apostolates such as the DailyCatholic so we can reach more souls. Without you, we're sunk! We're bailing right now! We're broke. Even though we had over 2,750,000 hits in March with over 70,000 unique visitors, evidently few understand the necessity of Almsgiving as one of the Commandments of the Church. What does it take to wake you to the fact we need you to help support traditional sites? Shame on you if you have given even one penny to the false, diabolic CONciLIAR church - either to a parish or a presbyter or a so-called 'Catholic' cause - because one thing you need to think about and it's vital to realize: Is it going to bring the true Sacraments to souls? OF COURSE NOT! Why? Because they CANNOT CONFECT THE TRUE SACRAMENT any more than you or I could! The antipopes have seen to that and satan has seen to it that all future so-called 'priests' will not be ordained either, beginning with the man who would be pope today - Mr. Bergoglio the unFrancis. He is the first to wear white without being ordained as a true priest. Oh, the devil is crafty! And because of that, traditional apostolates like ours have to beg and scrape to pay the bills. Did not Jesus say in St. Luke 10:7 "A laborer is worthy of his hire"?
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