April 21st is the traditional feast of the holy Doctor of the Church and Bishop Saint Anselm who was a crusader against lay investiture, fiercely loyal to Rome and to his vocation as a priest who loved his flocks. They rewarded him by fiercely standing behind him against mighty temporal kings. He was a Frenchman who conquered the Brits with love. He was the father of Scholastic Theology. He was the holy doctor from Piedmont whose writings and teachings became an important barometer for another Doctor of the Church - the angelic doctor St. Thomas Aquinas a little over a century later. St. Anselm was the uncompromising Archbishop of Canterbury in the middle ages who lived 76 years and is known best as the
Father of Scholasticism
John Gregory has graciously provided Father George Leo Haydock's commentaries on the Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. The Third Sunday following Easter is often called Jubilation Sunday for the Introit "Jubiláte Deo"
which means "Shout with joy to God" and Our Lord's words in the Gospel of St. John are indeed cause for joy for no matter how much we may suffer, no matter the travails, Jesus assures us, if we stay the course, obey the divine will and are ever faithful our sorrow will be turned to joy. When that is, only God knows for time to the Almighty is as if thousands of years are but a moment, even just a second as the Haydock Commentary pores over in today's commentary for the Third Sunday after Easter. In a little while...
Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, Rector of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary in Rathdrum, Idaho at the City of Mary presents a nine-minute sermon recorded for Traditional Catholic Sermons for the Third Sunday after Easter, also known as "Jubilation Sunday" after the Introit "Jubilátio Deo"
in which Father addresses how Christ speaks so often in today's specific Gospel of St. John the words "a little while", in Latin condensed to one word: "módicum"
, and how there is both joy and sorrow in this world, but if you are faithful to Him our sorrows will be temporary while the joy of serving God will be a great joy and, if we can persevere in grace, we shall indeed see Him in all His splendor in the Beatific Vision providing great jubilation for our soul and throught the heavens as Father explains in his sermon given last year. See Módicum
There are many devotions we can practice throughout the day, but one of the most efficacious of these, besides the holy Rosary, is the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There are various versions - long ones and short ones - dedicated to Our Lady and it is the intention here to share the approved devotion with Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur from over a century ago with readers. Following the introduction in part one and the First Nocturn of Matins in part two, featured in part three is the Second and Third Nocturns of Matins also said at the stroke of midnight when shortly thereafter a Te Deum is prayed outside of Advent. The prayers are enhanced with sources from which some of the comments are taken in an effort to encourage devout souls to intensify their spiritual exercises in this time of the Great Apostasy. Matins - Second and Third Nocturns
With same-sex 'marriage' before the Supreme Court as well as DOMA, we need to realize the homosexual lobby will not sit idly by and let the judges take away what they have fought for. Thus, just as Moses returned from the Burning Bush with a set list of Ten Commands for man to live his life in the rightful order of things, so also, in typical fashion by the devil who apes God, Harvey Milk and his ilk return from the darkest grave to inspire what the LGBT community demands by their list of Ten Commands that mock God's Natural Order in order to establish the unnatural, perverted world of sodomy. Don't they realize such a course has consequences? Do they really think Abraham was a fictitious character and that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah never happened? If they were honest with themselves, they'd admit it. But their entire case is built on lies for their author is the father of lies as they will discover when they meet their real Maker. Oh are they in for a surprise! Satan's Ten Commandments to the Homosexual Lobby
In this time when family, friends and foes face confusion and look to modern means for answers; in this time when persecution raises its ugly head and the barbarians are not only at the gate, but have penetrated the walls and now occupy the fortress by the sea, Traditional Catholics stay within firing range but outside the fray of the conciliar church. They do so by practising the Faith as handed down by Christ and relying on the steady gunner Saint Joseph to help guide the rudder of the Ark of Salvation - the True Church Christ founded - and steer Her safely around the devastating boulders, jutting out from the shallow water, and position Her so She is in range to fire volleys of virtue as a flare of Faith; the True Faith so the faithless will have Faith, the hopeless will have hope, and the loveless will know the true love of God. St. Joseph is The Silent Assassin
Griff Ruby provides part three in which he points out that that just as Henry VIII created a new ecclesial economy, commonly known today as the Anglican Church, or Œconomia nova in 1534, so also in 1964 the Robber Barons at Vatican Two repeated this grave, grave error with promulgating the astonishing juridical disorder mandated in Lumen Gentium and thus created from the material of the Church's own Œconomia a false new Œconomia with a "church" of their own, with all the trappings of Catholicism but without the key ingredient - the Holy Ghost. The parallels of the church of England with the Conciliar church spawned at Vatican II are so similar and the result remains the same: Absolutely null and entirely void as Pope Leo XIII affirmed when push came to shove. The "perpe-traitors" within the false church have been shoving a lot lately in trying to cover up the corrupt correlation and push the truth out of the way, but the evidence is irrefutable and cannot subsist on its own merit. No matter what arguments of justification and jurisdiction its defenders try to conjure up, it's futile. Griff pinpoints the Descent into Heresy
His Excellency filed his 300th Eleison Comment on April 13 in which Bishop Richard Williamson seeks to warn of the doublespeak contained within the Doctrinal Document drawn up between CONciLIAR Rome and Econe last year on the Ides of April which bodes ill for the Society and its members if it were carried out considering the insanity of the "hermeneutics of continuity" that Ratzinger has pushed from day one. What it comes down to is the "hermeneutics of discontinuity", or better yet of insanity for, as His Excellency points out in a manner of speaking, those inside the Trojan Horse, as it were, have straight jackets for all. He alerts those on the battle line to realize their commander is not in sync with what they are fighting for. Beware! Doctrinal Declaration
John Gregory has graciously provided Father George Leo Haydock's commentaries on the Douay-Rheims version of the New Testament. The Second Sunday following Easter is often referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday for the Gospel of St. John in which Christ proclaims that He is the Good Shepherd and He knows His sheep and they know Him. He identifies those who are not true shepherds for they will flee and leave the flock to fend for themselves, but not before they have weakened them further by not instilling sound doctrine and safeguards for their souls. Sound familiar? Today's CONciLIAR church has false shepherds who have an agenda to please man, not God. We know they are false shepherds from the chief unFrancis lay shepherd the world considers as pope all the way down to the lowliest priest for there are so few true priests left thanks to the false shepherd Paul VI daring to alter what Christ established. As St. Paul says so clearly in Galatians 1: 8, if some one preach other than what is Catholic truth, let them be condemned, just as the dogmatic Council of Trent reaffirmed. We see so clearly Our Lord's words My Sheep know Me
Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, Rector of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary in Rathdrum, Idaho at the City of Mary presents a nine-minute sermon for the Second Sunday after Easter, also known as "Good Shepherd" Sunday after the Epistle and Gospel in which Father addresses how we, as His sheep in the pasture, must love and obey our Shepherd if we want to remain safe in His graces. When we stray, we become lost and are vulnerable to the ravenous wolves and lions and other predators of the world, the flesh and the devil. We need to heed Him, His true Church and remain in grace, but that can only be done if we Know Our Lord and Imitate Him
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