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         Pride goeth before the Fall
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     Urgent plea to help DailyCatholic stay afloat

      Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
     The answer: Connect the Beads and pray Our Lady will intercede
     Glorious Rosary Reflections - John Gregory

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      Haydock: The Essence of Humility
     Sermon by Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI: Let Us Humble Ourselves

      Commemoration of St. Alphonsus Liguori, BCD
        St. Alphonsus: Keeper of the Moral Compass
         Paul Koskowski's series on the 7 Deadly Sins: Pride

         Day 2 Stanza in honor of the Immaculate Conception in month of the IHM
     Beginning of 9-Day Novena to St. Philomena
      Day 3 of Stanza honoring IHM

       Receptor of the Rosary=Extirpator of Heresies - John Gregory
     Anger can beget Hate
     Day 4 Stanza honoring IHM
    The Man of Sloth Never Succeeds

          Day 5 Stanza honoring the IHM
    Sermon for Transfiguration by Bishop Dolan: God's Plan and the Scandal of Man
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       Day 6 Stanza honoring the IHM
     Beginning of the 9-Day Novena in preparation for the Solemnity of the Assumption on August 15
     Greed is NOT Good

          Day 7 Stanza honoring the IHM
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    Food Fasts Beat Fast-Food - Sin of Gluttony
    Rosary Crusade: 7th Week
    Day 8 Stanza to IHM

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       Normally the month of August serves as our Annual Summer Hiatus Edition, but this year we will continue regular weekly editions with each day highlighted with the traditional liturgy for that feast and a feature along with a stanza from the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception as we keep our focus on the Immaculate Heart of Mary during her special month. This includes the devotion of praying daily the Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and three Novenas, all that lead to the apex of this month - the Blessed Mother'sfeast of her Immaculate Heart on August 22 when Catholics make the Consecration to her Immaculate Heart and the Act of Reparation. To the right is a magnificent stained glass rendition of the Immaculate Heart by inspiring traditional Catholic artist Michelle R. Maher. Click the image to see a larger image. The first Novena this month begins August 3 and is dedicated to St. Philomena that special saint adopted by traditional Catholics as symbolic of the difference before Vatican 2 and after. Her Novena lasts through her feast day on August 11. On the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord we begin the Novena in preparation for the Solemenity of Mary's Assumption into Heaven. The links to all these devotions can be accessed here.

    The Gospel for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost features the Pharisee and the Publican - the former signifying the sin of pride, the latter representing the virtue of humility. The rest of the 10th verse from Proverbs above continues with: "but they that do all things with counsel, are ruled by wisdom". The next ten verses flow from this,

    "Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand shall increase. Hope that is deferred afflicteth the soul: desire when it cometh is a tree of life. Whosoever speaketh ill of any thing, bindeth himself for the time to come: but he that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in peace. Deceitful souls go astray in sins: the just are merciful, and shew mercy. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, that he may decline from the ruin of death. Good instruction shall give grace: in the way of scorners is a deep pit. The prudent man doth all things with counsel: but he that is a fool, layeth open his folly. The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health. Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof, shall be glorified. The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul: fools hate them that flee from evil things. He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them" (Proverbs 13: 11-20).

   I bring this up because this week we feature on each day Paul Koskowski's series on the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Sins beginning with pride on Sunday and ending Saturday with gluttony. For Sunday's liturgy the Haydock Commentary provided by John Gregory focuses on "The Essence of Humility" and Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI entreats Let Us Humble Ourselves in his 12-minute audio sermon. Sunday is also the feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori and a perfect gateway for this month of the Immaculate Heart for he had such great devotion to Our Lady. It was this holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church, The Keeper of the Moral Compass who guarded souls against the Capital Sins. He foresaw and warned of the Great Apostasy that has suffocated souls in our time.

    That is because ever Since the death of His Holiness Pope Pius XII, the Catholic Church hasn't been the same. That's right, and Jesus tells us why. Because what poses as 'Catholic' today, governed by those usurping the authority in Rome and dioceses throughout the world, is a false church - a proud man-made religion that has eclipsed the humble true Church consigned in these times to the catacombs. Our Lord shows us in Sunday's gospel the difference between the proud and the humble in the pharisee and the publican for pride goeth before the fall. He tells us who these proud modedrnist pharisees are in St. Matthew 7: 15 that we must beware of the false prophets who may appear in clothing of sheep, but inwardly we must recognize them as ravening wolves or worse. If the faithful couldn't see the "abomination of desolation" (St. Matthew 24:15) and devious destruction of the true Faith during the regimes of the first five imposters since Pius' passing, they should surely see it now as Roman-born Argentine Mr. Jorge Bergoglio continues his agenda to wipe out any vestiges of Catholic truth that would be offensive to non-Catholics in his Marxist mindset to please man, not God through his humanist efforts to form a One World Religion. If one reads St. Paul's warning in 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-11 and what many would do in 2 Timothy 4: 3-4, we can more readily see what Our Lord meant in St. Luke 18:8 when He asked rhetorically if there would be any one of faith left when He returns.

    How do we restore the sacred? How do we wake up the masses as to what constitutes a true Mass and that those in the CONciLIAR church of Vatican 2 do not have it? First of all, we pray. Unlike the chosen apostles who witnessed the Transfiguration of Our Lord, a feast we celebrate on Thursday, most of us go purely on faith for we have not seen the supernatural. Yet we believe. We did not see the snow that fell in Rome in what has become the feast of Our Lady of the Snows. Yet we believe. We did not see St. Dominic receive Mary's holy psalter from Heaven. Yet we believe. And because we do, we here at the DailyCatholic will continue to do all in our power to bring you the full liturgy for the Propers of for each day of the legitimate true Mass of all ages which His Holiness Pope St. Pius V infallibly decreed cannot be altered and must be said in perpetuity. Then we link reliable sources that will not compromise with the Great Apostasy that has been thrust on the faithful over the past fifty-plus years. Out of all reliable sources verifying the above, NovusOrdoWatch provides the best play-by-play of the implosion of the counterfeit CONciLIAR church and the schemes toward a One World Order which is intent on erasing all true spirituality from this planet. Others worth checking on daily are Christorchaos.com for articles and links, as well as True Restoration and the following blogs that we heartily recommend Introibo Ad Altare Dei, Fr. Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet, Bishop Donald Sanborn's In Veritate, and the satirical, but on-point Call Me Jorge. We also point you to Traditio which, although the Father Moderators will not admit the term "sedevacantism", 95% of what they provide reinforces this position. Note, we provide here those sites that carry almost daily coverage and in no way demean other sites that update more infreqently. For those sites, please see Traditional Catholic Resource Port.

    The only obstacle to totally dominating as a totalitarian society is the Roman Catholic Church. Always has been. Since the death of the last true Sovereign Pontiff Pope Pius XII on October 9, 1958 that wall of resistance has been steadily crumbling thanks to those with a worldly Marxist bent to accept the world and please man rather than God as is so evident today. Oh, the devil is laughing, but he seems to forget Genesis 3:15 where the Blessed Virgin Mary will crush his head with her heel. Oh, we can't wait! Until then, it's important to expose the wolves just as the holy Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales advises for the sake of informing souls of the dangers these charlatans pose.

    It's also important that Protestants of every fabric, as well as those wedded to the dead-end Novus Ordo and its apparatchiks, realize Jesus founded only ONE Church upon the Rock of Peter and "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (St. Matthew 16: 18). Just the fact the fortifications are crumbling is evidence the church since the 60's is not the true Church for if it were, then the conclusion would have to be Jesus was wrong. That is blasphemy. Ergo, we need only revert to the Act of Faith we say every day wherein we pray "We believe these and all the truths of the holy Catholic Church because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived." Just the fact so many souls have been deceived proves it is not from God, but of His adversary lucifer and his legions. Also the fact that all other religions formed over the last two millennia Anno Domini were founded by men who thought they had a better idea than God give credence that they were all founded upon error. Thus Lutherans, Presbyterians, Methodist, Baptist, Mormons, etc. may call themselves Christians, but considering they subscribe to a sect that broke from the true Church, and thus have abandoned their stewardship as God expects, this should have them quaking in their boots for unbeknownst to them, most have embraced Mammon. We say that not to denigrate those born into or taking up a false religion, but to "Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine" as St. Paul urges in 2 Timothy 4: 2. For the Apostle of the Gentiles was given to know as he warned in the next two verses: "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables."

    The vast majority of Protestants and Novus Ordinarians do not realize this and it is left to true Catholics to inform them, to reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine. Basically it means upsetting their comfort zone. They may not like it, they may put up their defenses or do as so many do, change the subject and get away as fast as they can. But if we, as true faithful Catholics who abide by the infallible, perennial Magisterium of nearly 2000 years, do not do as Paul instructs in verse five to be vigilant, labor in all things, and do the work of an evangelist to fulfill our ministry while keeping sober, then we will be held accountable for our stewardship and face bad news at our Particular Judgment. We may not win friends with our persistence to proclaim the truth, but if we can convert souls, that's all that counts with God. Man has a free will. That is something to remember and when rebuked, then shake the sandals and move on. After all, all Our Lord asks is that we try. He'll do the rest. We conclude with the reminder of what Christ says in St. Luke 18: 7-8, "And will not God revenge His elect who cry to Him day and night: and will He have patience in their regard? I say to you, that He will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when He cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?" The truth is there is little faith left and it is dwindling by the day. It all makes sense today and it makes sense to take our stewardship seriously and commit our efforts to restore the sacred by driving the apostates out so that the churches can someday, in God's time, become truly Catholic churches again after they are re-consecrated with the filth washed away.

    While we see the edifications of the saints throughout the traditional liturgy each year, we also must be aware of their adversaries who work tirelessly to dissuade souls from pursuing holiness. This is not something that has just happened, but was percolating for centuries and only came to the surface over the past fifty plus years with the cabal that corrals Catholics today with the notion that doctrine evolves and that everyone goes to Heaven. To alert souls to this deception, what we all must do is...

Two saints we celebrate this week are key to promoting the Holy Rosary: St. Alphonsus Liguori and St. Dominic. We urge you to join the 15-week Rosary Crusade organized several years ago 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. We all need to continue to pray the Holy Rosary as often as our states in life permit. The Rosary is the most powerful weapon we have. Connect those beads. Let's use it as well as taking advantage of the Seventh Saturday of the Rosary Crusade focusing on the Scourging at the Pillar with the intention of patience. Also, each day we share with you a stanza a day from the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception in honor of this month dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    Though I have already personally thanked each of those who have answered our plea here at SANCTUS/DailyCatholic, I want to publicly acknowledge their sharing and caring. To date we've raised just over $2,270.00 but are still nearly $3,000.00 short of our necessary goal to continue publishing. As mentioned in last week's edition, almsgiving is part and parcel of salvation for we cannot take it with us and how we distribute our treasure and talents on this earth goes a long, long way toward what the verdict will be when we stand before the Supreme Judge at our Particular Judgment. The more who realize this, the more peace of mind they will have. We are not a church. Yet we have been a traditional apostolate professing, proclaiming and promoting the infrangible truths of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church for a quarter of a century. During this period we have always depended upon the mercy of our readers and benefactors and God has always provided, with the Holy Ghost prompting souls to donate. As you know, this long-running publication has always used that analogy for this publication in inviting all to "set sail with DailyCatholic.org" We can confidently say, without a shadow of a doubt for all the years we've been publishing on-line, that we've never steered one soul wrong in all we've published. For our content has been in 100% accord with the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church firmly aboard the true Barque of Peter. Speaking of vessels, over the last year we've been taking on water even in a drought year, no less, due to a bilge of bills. To stay afloat we need to turn to you our readers. It has been well over a year since this editor made a plea for funds. Prior to that my beloved late bride Cyndi would write a heartfelt plea and benefactors would respond generously. With her gone, I'm not too good at asking for money, but purveyors need to be paid so necessity is the mother of invention and I have to ask. Speaking of mothers and Cyndi, it was Henry Ward Beecher who said "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." I can confidently say before God I loved their mother dearly and dearly hope that what we imparted as parents will sustain them in this chaotic world where the secular demons of the world, the flesh and the devil have eclipsed Christ's holy Church, chasing the faithful remnant into the catacombs of sedevacantist churches and chapels. That is where we are today, isolated, if you will, from the vast majority because of our belief in the true Faith. But belief alone, as strong as it is, isn't, unfortunantely, strong enough to move mountains or meet expenditures that continue to increase as the economy teeters. Therefore, of the $5,000.00 needed for this apostolate to continue as it has we're still $3,000.00 short. I set that amount for we have always budgeted $25,000. a year in donations and to date since January the total is $9,000. and we're past the half-way point of the year. Hopefully you can more readily see the deficit and why the DailyCatholic's plight is nearing a crisis point. I would hope and pray you will see in your heart the compassion to help and we remind you with the graphic below, repeated each day. We remind you we are a bonafide 501c3 non-profit so any and all contributions are tax-deductible. I also remind you that this editor does not take one penny in salary. It remains a labor of love. Now I just ask for a little love from our readers by clicking the graphic below to take you to our Donation page. Thank you in advance.

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The Church gives us today a true notion of Christian humility. The liturgy reminds us that the humble soul is blessed to recognize its nothingness only on this condition Our sanctification is an impossible work if we undertake it alone, since our acts are only supernatural if they proceed from the Holy Ghost. Left to ourselves, we are powerless and given to sin, it is to God that we owe its avoidance or its pardon, and that we are even able to pronounce the name of Jesus affirming His divinity (Epistle). Wherefore, in the Gospel of the Pharisee and the Publican, the Master stigmatizes the pride which makes us put our trust in ourselves and always shows itself in our contempt for others. This pride is ...More

There is a commemoration today for St. Alphonsus Liguori, the holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church so dedicated to Our Lady. He was born of noble parents near Naples, Italy, in 1696, and died in 1787. In the midst of many evils he appeared with a three-fold mission as Doctor, Bishop, and founder of a new religious Order. As Doctor he became the great teacher of Moral Theology; he found the middle way between the two extremes of the lax and the over rigorous, and by his ascetic writings he spread ...More

For more on this boly Bishop and Doctor of the Church, see Keeper of the Moral Compass

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. For the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost we have as the theme man's pride and forgetting who he really is for without God he is nothing. St. Paul bears this out in his Epistle to the Corinthians in warning that the spirit (Holy Ghost) cannot deceive, knows all and knows which gifts to bestow. Likewise in the Gospel God knows man's heart and though he might act humble, he who strives to be exalted will be humbled, as will he who broadcasts that he is 'humble' like a certain Argentinian, but he who credits God for whatever he has, be they gifts or crosses, will be exalted by God. After all, that's really all that matters. The Essence of Humility


Thanks to Traditional Catholic Sermons we are able to bring you a 12-minute sermon from a few years ago for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost by Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, Rector of St. Joseph Seminary at the City of Mary in Rathdrum, Idaho. Father points to Our Lord's words in the Gospel and urges us to be careful when we see something to not make rash judgments for then we can be as guilty as the pharisee. While we must judge the words and actions of others, we must also remember we never know their heart and must leave it to God to judge that. But we should, like St. Paul entreats us, to rebuke, reprieve, entreat but always with great charity and doctrine. If we are not sure, then remain humble for humility is the failsafe way to stay on God's good side since the more publican like we can be, the better our chances of Heaven as Father encourages with the wise advice: Let Us Humble Ourselves


With this Sunday's sermon on how pride can slither in, we focus on the Seven Capital Sins - or Seven Deadly Sins and present a redux of a short series we ran over two years ago by Paul Koskowski as each day this week we deal with a different deadly sin. Lent not far away, we've decided to bring you an examination of conscience primer focusing on each of the Seven Deadly Sins. Paul illustrates how one can so easily offend God through the sin of pride, dating back to the very first sinnner - lucifer who was banished forever from Heaven with the rest of the fallen angels for the sin of pride, and, in the manner of 'misery loves company' managed to slither into the Garden of Eden to establish from henceforth for all generations: Original Sin. Many blame it on our first parents, but considering what they were up against with the sly serpent and his insidious methods would we have been able to resist his wiles and snares? Oh, we might say 'yes', but we must also be careful not to be too prideful for that is the downfall of all who do not seek the antidote to pride, humility, true humility as the Blessed Virgin Mary and many saints exhibited and as we must emulate in order to overcome the devil's devious deceits in Pride Goeth Before the Fall


      Clear star of the morning
           In beauty enshrined,
      O Lady, make speed
           To the help of mankind.
From Matins in the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception


Today is the feast of the Finding of the body of St. Stephen, the first martyr, with some other saints, was discovred near Jerusalem in the year 415. Later the body of the saint was taken to Constantinople and finally to Rome, where it now lies beside that of St. Lawrence. The many miracles that occurred on the finding of St. Stephen's body led to the ...More

Today we begin the nine-day novena to St. Philomena through her feast on August 11. Click below for Prayers.

Novena to St. Philomena
Day One

We continue with Paul Kokoski's primer on the dangers of the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Sins as we focus today on Lust. Ironically it falls on the first day of the Novena to St. Philomena who rejected sexual advances and was martyred as a virgin. Do we have that kind of courage? Let's face it, we would not have Roe vs. Wade and billions of unborn slaughtered in the womb were it not for lust. If one were not lustful, one would have waited until one were married to enjoy the pleasures God gave only to those who have committed themselves for life and blessed by God. But with the revolution of the sixties, triggered by the Vatican II church's relaxation of disciplines and the introduction of relativism and other heresies that would result in the Great Apostasy and the breakdown of morals where the me generation would conveniently forget love of neighbor meant wanting to convert their fellow man but rather meant shacking up, with no thoughts of virginity and chastity. Remember "Make love, not war"? Well, both "love" and war have consequences. We've seen the consequences of war over the past century and into the early part of this millennium and we've seen the war on the womb with countless children slaughtered before they could breathe. The consequences of copulation for the unmarried was pregnancy. If one was not already on the slippery slope to hell by taking contraception, well the next step was abortion. Yes, lust has been, as Our Lady said at Fatima, the main reason hell is being populated at such a rapid rate rather than the original purpose of populating Heaven. We see this in The Nature of Lust


      Thee God in the depth
           Of eternity chose
      And formed thee all fair
           As His glorious spouse.
From Matins in the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception


St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, was born in Spain in 1170, and died at Bologna, Italy, in 1221. In 1208 while the saint was at prayer Our Lady appeared to him, gave him the Rosary, and bade him go forth and preach. Beads in hand, he led the Catholic troops against the Albigensians. and crushed that heresy. Countless souls were brought to grace by his words. His parents attributed his birth to the prayers of the holy Benedictine Abbot, Dominic of Silos; his mother saw in a vision her child in the shape of a little dog, holding a torch in his mouth. He became the great defender of Catholic Doctrine, and the opponent of heresies. See the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for this dedicated receptor of Mary's holy Psalter Os justi

We continue the nine-day novena to St. Philomena through her feast on August 11. Click below for Prayers.

Novena to St. Philomena
Day Two

801 years ago St. Dominic received the holy Rosary as John Gregory presents an inspiring piece on Saint Dominic, the extirpator of heresy, who is the ideal on how we can extrapolate today those heretics far worse than in the time when the founder of the Order of Preachers walked the earth for holy Mother Church. How do we know of the heretics today? The very words of Sacred Scripture expose these heretics such as the CONciLIAR false 'popes' from Roncalli through Bergoglio, by their own words that makes them apostates far more devious than the Albigensians who ravaged the Church in the thirteenth century. Heaven bestowed the powerful weapon of the Rosary to St. Dominic to fight heresies. Today that weapon must be used all the more fervently if we are to defeat the Modernists who subscribe to what Pope St. Pius X called the "synthesis of all heresies." John provides the evidence in The Receptor of the Rosary to be the Extirpator of Heresies


We continue with Paul Kokoski's primer on the dangers of the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Sins as we focus today on Anger. It is the trigger that can shoot us out of control if we do not curb our feelings. Yes, we may become angry at times and at times it can indeed be righteous anger as Christ Himself displayed in driving the money lenders out of the Temple. We can righteously become angry over unjust laws that the holy Cardinal of Trent St. Robert Bellarmine called "No laws at all", but it is in how we react that tells volumes. Do we respond or do we react. Responding allows us to size up the situation and allow our anger to simmer so that we will give a right response, whereas reacting is a spur of the moment flaring up that can result in great consequences depending on the circumstances. Regardless, anger seldom settles anything and cooler heads most often sleep better at night. It does no good to dwell on things of the past that might prompt anger and regret. The best thing is to learn from our experiences and carefully guard not falling into a fit of anger again. Because it only festers regret and worse, hate and if one has hate in his heart, then one must fear something no one wants to encounter: Final Anger which would be the wrath of God! See Anger can beget Hate


    And called thee His Word's
         Own Mother to be,
    By whom He created
         The earth, sky and sea. Amen.

    God elected here and pre-elected her.
          He made her to dwell in His tabernacle.
    O Lady, hear my prayer.
          And let my cry come unto thee.

From Matins in the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception


Tradition tells us that during the pontificate of Pope Liberius, in the Fourth Century, in the heat of August, the plan of the church of St. Mary Major was traced out in a miraculous fall of snow. For this reason that basilica is known as St. Mary-of-the-Snow, and the name is also given to the feast of its dedication. The stations at at Christmas are held in this Church because some relics of the Crib of Bethlehem are preserved there. The Pope was also accustomed to officiate there on the first Sunday in Advent, at the beginning of ...More

Novena to St. Philomena
Day Three

We continue with Paul Kokoski's primer on the dangers of the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Sins as we focus today on Sloth. Laziness begets sloth because man does not realize God established a work ethic so that man would not only earn his wages by the sweat of his brow, but earn the opportunity of sharing eternal life with his Creator by being vigilant in his spiritual life of prayer, penance and reparation. Those who are lukewarm do not have the fire in their belly to accomplish whatever talents and goals God deigns for them and by their laziness, they forfeit not only the opportunity to gain a higher place in Heaven, but the possibility that such a destination will never be reached because of the slothful ways one lives. It would be wise if those couch-slouchers would get off their rear ends and on their knees in asking the good Lord and Our Lady for help in motivating them to stay busy and active for the welfare of their own souls and those of others. Expecting others to do the work while they slump on the sofa will have its consequences sooner or later. You don't want to waste time wondering, but get busy now for it's not just an axiom that idleness is indeed the devil's workshop. See why The Man of Sloth Never Succeeds


      Hail, Virgin most wise,
           Hail, Deity's shrine,
      With seven fair pillars,
           And table divine.
From Prime in the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception


This festival was originally commemorated on the Vigil of Ember Saturday in Lent. With the decline of liturgical understanding a special festival was instituted in its honor in order to arouse popular devotion to this mystery. It is now the patronal feast of the Lateran Basilica, and of all churches under the title of St. Savior. Pope St. Xystus II There is also a commemoration of Pope Saint Sixtus, Saints Felicissimus and Agapitus, Martyrs. Pope St. Sixtus II, 24th Successor of St. Peter, effected the translation of the mortal remains of the man Christ chose as the first Sovereign Pontiff of His Church. Sixtus also introduced the Latin exclamation Deo gratias into the Ordinary of the holy Mass. He is also referred to as Xystus and is mentioned in the Canon of the Mass. He served in a basilica in Rome, which is called Saint Peter ad Vincula (in chains) was the first martyr actually put to death in the catacombs themselves. Under the Emperor Valerian (258) he was beheaded on his throne just as he finished Mass. His four deacons were put to death with him, and two others, Felicissimus and Agapitus, were decapitated the same day while ...More

Novena to St. Philomena
Day Four

Thanks to Traditional Catholic Sermons we are able to bring you a sixteen-minute sermon given eight years ago by Bishop Daniel Dolan on the Transfiguration as he sets the scene where Our Lord chose to reveal to His closest Apostles Who He really was. There had been rumors that He was a king Who would overthrow the Jews and set the Romans straight. He wanted to let them know that His kingdom was not of this world for He is the Light that shines in the darkness just as St. John says in the opening of his gospel. The bishop notes that the Apostles said it is good to be here. So also we should say the same when in the presence of the True Presence at Holy Mass, Adoration or Benediction for the Light will shine in our own darkness if we are only open to the Light. Like the Apostles, they had to shake their head when the Transfiguration was over and it was back to reality, so also today we see instead of the City of God, we find the tragic CONciLIAR church and the desecration of all that is holy. Darkness permeates souls. It is a reason also that Israel is not at peace and here in America the darkness blinds us to the divine plan as we head toward a one world government and one world church, all satan's plan. Sentimentality and feelings have replaced reason and common sense. The world has turned topsy-turvy. Social engineering has turned souls silent to proclaim the truth. We must for the scandal of the cross must be our all. We've seen the Light of faith as the gospel says and can discern the difference between God's Plan and the Scandal of Man


We continue with Paul Kokoski's primer on the dangers of the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Sins as we focus today on Envy. The Angelic Doctor of the Church St. Thomas Aquinas said it best for the opposite of charity is envy. He worte in his Summa Theologica "Charity rejoices in our neighbor's goods, while envy grieves over it." We see today in the progressive administrations of Europe and now America how the leaders play on envy to push through their socialistic collective agendas. What poor man, not rooted in the faith, is going to object to receiving rewards his richer neighbor has honestly earned? It's called redistribution and it's based on the deadly sin of envy. Besides charity, which a great majority of those who have made honest livings are for the most part quite charitable with their wealth, what we as Catholics should do to offset the inclination to envy is to seek to emulate others. If someone is more successful, bless them and strive to be like them as long as they walk in God's ways. If not, seek first to convert them and if not, then move on to better examples for those who live by envy will die as desperate and miserable dogs. Why dogs? Because they have been dogged by envy that prevents them from being the pure breds God created where they could have been man's best friend. But because of envy they seek to devour their neighbor like a demonic pit-bull. See why The Envious Man is a Miserable Cur

Today we begin another Novena in this month of novenas with the Novena in preparation for the Solemnity of the Assumption that lasts from the feast of the Transfiguration through the Vigil of the Assumption. Click on First Day of the Novena for the Assumption
Day One


      Preserved from the guilt
           Which hath come on us all;
      Exempt in the womb
           From the taint of the fall.
From Prime in the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception


St. Cajetan was born in 1480 in Lombardy, of pious and noble parents. From childhood he was known as a saint and in later years as "a hunter of souls." Even before St. Ignatius he undertook to establish a body of Clerks Regular following the apostolic life. Together with Pietro Carafa, afterwards Pope Paul IV, he took the austere vow of entrusting himself entirely to Divine Providence and living solely on any alms which might be voluntarily given by the faithful. Christian Rome venerates him as one of her most ...More

Novena to St. Philomena
Day Five

This is also the First Friday of August as we honor the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in this month of His Mother's Immaculate Heart with First Friday Devotions

We continue with Paul Kokoski's primer on the dangers of the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Sins as we focus today on Greed, also known as Avarice. Contrary to fictional character Gordon Gekko from Wall Street, greed is not good. Why? Because we all know that it is not money that leads us to ruin, but the love of money. Greed causes man to horde, to cheat, to store up riches on this earth that won't lead to a hill of beans in Heaven. How can we forget Our Lord's pertinent words from St. Matthew 16: 26 and St. Mark 8: 36 that should echo in the ears and hearts of every man? "For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?" Yet so few remember and by their neglect store up great riches during this fleeting time on earth only to realize it won't buy them eternal paradise, while those who seek after poverty will be, as Jesus promises in the Beatitudes Christ expressed to the multitudes on the mount in St. Matthew 5: 3. "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven." We should seek after detachment from the things of the world, contempt of riches, and love of poverty. See why Greed is NOT Good

      O new Star of Jacob
           Of angels the Queen,
      O gate of the saints,
           O mother of men.
From Prime in the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception


Day Two


Today is the Simple feast of the holy martyrs St. Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragdus. Cyriacus was a holy deacon of Rome under Popes St. Marcellinus and Marcellus. With Largus, Smaragdus, and about twenty others he was crowned with martyrdom in 303, in the persecution of Diocletian. The occasion of the translation of their remains many years later to a church dedicated to them led to the institution of a festival in their memory. St. Cyriacus is invoked for diseases of the eye, and against diabolical possessions. See the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Timete Dominum

In some traditional chapels the votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday is celebrated with a commemoration of the holy martyrs this day. See Salve, sancta parens

Novena to St. Philomena
Day Six



Novena in preparation for the Solemnity of the Assumption
Day Three

We conclude Paul Kokoski's primer on the dangers of the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Sins as we focus today on Gluttony. Fasting and Penance, self-mortification are important to curb our appetites and in this day and age food and drink seem to take on a pagan Dionysian and Bacchanalian lifestyle where the emphasis is to live to eat rather than eat to live. In this age of instant gratification, restraint and prudence seem to take a backseat and it is no shock that many are obese not only because of what they consume, but because of a laxity of self-discipline where to say no to seconds, or to imbibe too much isn't even a second thought. Their lust for the taste must be fed no matter the cost. When gluttony was listed as one of the deadly sins back millenniums ago, most gained their sustenance from the soil, livestock and waters, but today not only is agriculture a dying trade, but fast food has overwhelmed society and God only knows what harmful chemicals have been inserted to either make it last longer or mask the taste. Regardless, man has lost his way moreso today than ever before by not trusting in God to provide from the fruit of the earth and instead throwing caution to the wind and when things don't go the way they want, turn to the bottle for solice. That of course leads to the dark descending road that, if not checked, leads to the abyss. Only by recognizing the problem and then making reparation through prayer, moderaton and mortification through fasting and penance to protect our souls and our bodies, which are, after all, temples of the Holy Ghost. It's important to realize
Food Fasts Beat Fast-Food




As we continue focusing on the Sorrowful Mysteries we urge you to click the Rosary banner above for the Seventh Saturday in the Fifteen Saturdays 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 seventh Saturday of the Fifteen we now arrive at Scourging of the Pillar. Would we have the patience and stomach to watch our dear innocent Lord Jesus be whipped into an unrecognizable mass of flesh. Each scourge caused by our sins should be a deterrent to cease all sinning and realize how much it hurts Our Lord so. Let us refocus on our own patience in every day life. If God can be patient with us, we can learn patience, the intention for the Seventh Saturday


    O terrible as
         The embattled array,
    Be thou of the faithful
         The refuge and stay. Amen.

    The Lord Himself created her in the Holy Ghost.
          And poured here out among all His works.
    O Lady, hear my prayer.
          And let my cry come unto thee.

From Prime in the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception


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To fortify why the CONciLIAR church is the false church, see key Papal Decrees that preceded it in pre-Vatican Two times by true Popes who solidly condemned the V2 false 'popes' who have spit in Heaven's Face. God will not be mocked. See for yourself what the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church has decreed:

  • Papal Coronation Oath Pope Agatho
  • Unam Sanctam Pope Boniface VIII
  • Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio Pope Paul IV
  • Quo Primum Pope St. Pius V
  • De Defectibus Pope St. Pius V
  • Satis Cognitum Pope Leo XIII
  • Apostolicae Curae Pope Leo XIII
  • Lamentabili Sane Pope St. Pius X
  • Pascendi Dominici Gregis Pope St. Pius X
  • Oath Against Modernism Pope St. Pius X
  • Mortalium Animos Pope Pius XI
  • Humani Generis Pope Pius XII
  • Sacramentum Ordinis Pope Pius XII

    If the above Papal Decrees have not convinced you, then for more evidence that the Chair is VACANT and that Vatican Two and all that has followed is Anathema sit as St. Paul asserts in Galatians 1: 8-9, see these on-line books and sources:

  • Answering Objections of the Sedevacantist Position
  • John 23 - Anathema sit Fr. Louis Villa
  • NikitaRoncalli Franco Bellegrandi
  • The Robber Church Patrick Henry Omlor
  • Is the Pope Catholic? Hutton Gibson
  • Paul VI...Beatified? Fr. Louis Villa
  • The Enemy is Here - Vol. I Hutton Gibson
  • The Enemy is Still Here - Vol. II Hutton Gibson
  • The Enemy is Still Here - Vol. III
  • John Paul 2 - Anathema sit Fr. Luis Villa
  • Heresies of John Paul 2 Documented by previous True Popes & Scriptures
  • Fr. Sylvester Berry in 1921: "Satan will Persecute the Papacy" Novus Ordo Watch
  • Fr. Sylvester Berry warned in 1927: "Satan will set up a False Church Novus Ordo Watch
  • Syllogism of Sedevacantism Michael Cain
  • The Chair is Still Empty Gregorius
  • Sedevacantism: A Quick Primer Fr. Anthony Cekada
  • Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen in 1948: "Satan will set up a Counter-Church which will be the Ape of the Catholic Church" Novus Ordo Watch
  • Why Sedevacantism? Fr. Anthony Cekada and a plethora of other evidence provided by NovusOrdoWatch.org
  • What You Need To Know About Jorge Mario Bergoglio Novus Ordo Watch
  • Conspiracy! Meet Six High-Profile Traditional Catholic Conspiracy Nuts Novus Ordo Watch
  • Continuously Denying The Catholic Faith Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Trying to Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Compare and Contrast Plethora of links by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Freemasons and the Conciliar church by John Kenneth Weiskittel
  • Papacy and Freemasonry Msgr. Jouin
  • Francis' Heresy regarding the Jews Novus Ordo Watch
  • Francis' Heresy about Faith without Works Novus Ordo Watch
  • The "Bad Popes" Argument fails everytime Novus Ordo Watch
  • Pope Leo XIII Quashes Popular "Recognize-and-Resist" Position Novus Ordo Watch
  • Numerous Popes before V2 warned of the Freemason Plot against the Church Novus Ordo Watch
  • Is the question of the pope: "Just an opinion"? Bishop Donald Sanborn
  • Null and Void: Why "Pope" Francis is Not a Valid Priest and Not a Valid Bishop Novus Ordo Watch
  • The "Canonization" of John Paul II: Decision Time for Traditionalists Novus Ordo Watch

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  • Secrets of LaSalette
  • Bishop Mark Pivarunas,CMRI on a true vocation
  • Bishop Donald Sanborn on The Pendulating Papacy
  • Fr. Julian Larrabee on Missions of Nigeria
  • Fr. Michael Oswalt on why he left the V2 to become a true priest
  • Bishop Donald Sanborn's 2013 London Conference on the SSPX
  • Fr. Anthony Cekada on invalidity of 1968 Episcopal Consecrations
  • Fr. Julian Larrabee with Mass for Immaculate Conception
  • Bishop Daniel Dolan's Sermon for the Immaculate Conception
  • End of Mass Recession as it should be
  • Benediction of the Most Blessed SAcrament
  • Bishop Williamson on Globalism in 2010
  • Bishop Williamson's 2009 interview - Part I
  • Bishop Williamson's 2009 interview - Part II
  • Bishop Williamson 2013 talk on division in the Church
  • Mass in the Vatican with Pope Pius XII (Italian)
  • Pastor Angelicus Pius XII (Italian)
  • Life of Pius XII (Italian)
  • Last Years of Pius XII (Italian)
  • The SSPX, "Resistance," and Sedevacantism Bishop Donald Sanborn
  • 'Pope' Francis and Sedevacantism Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI

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    Prayer Before the Crucifix

    Behold, O kind and most sweet Jesus, I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight, and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst fix deep within my heart lively sentiments of Faith, Hope and Charity, with true repentance for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment, whilst with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate Thy five most precious Wounds; having before my eyes the words which David in prophesy spoke concerning Thee, O Good Jesus: "They have pierced My hands and My feet; they have numbered all My bones."

    Plenary Indulgence, Condition:
    • Confession
    • Communion
    • One Our Father
    • One Hail Mary
    • One Glory be...
    Pope Pius IX, July 31, 1858



  • The Fatima Prayers

    My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee; and I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee.
    (repeat the above 3 times then bow your head in reciting the following:)

        O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in tabernacles throughout the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in unison with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

        O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

        O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.

    Pray for the Sick


    Pray for the Dearly Departed Souls
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    The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.

    Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

    Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

    Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

    Hail Mary...

    And the Word was made flesh. And dwelt among us.

    Hail Mary...

    Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

    Let us pray.
    Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


    Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.

    Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructis ventris tui, Jesus.

    Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

    Ecce ancilla Domini. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

    Ave Maria...

    Et Verbum caro factum est. Et habitavit in nobis.

    Ave Maria...

    Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

    Oremus.
    Gratiam tuam, quaesumus Domine, mentibus nostris infunde: ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem ejus et crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.


    Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Lord, have mercy.   Christ,have mercy.
    Christ, hear us.    Christ, graciously hear us.
    God the Father of Heaven,    Have mercy on us.
    God the Son, redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
    God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
    Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

    Make our family life holy, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Sanctify our clergy, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Make our Catholics more fervent, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Guide and inspire those who govern us, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Cure the sick who confide in thee, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Console the sorrowful who trust in thee, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Help those who invoke thy aid, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Deliver us from all dangers, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Help us to resist temptation, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Obtain for us all we ask of thee, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Help those who are dear to us, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Bring back to the right road our erring brothers, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Give us back our ancient fervor, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Obtain for us pardon of our many sins and offenses, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Bring all men to the feet of thy Divine Child, Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Obtain peace for the world, Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Let us pray.
    O God of infinite goodness and mercy, fill our hearts with a great confidence in Thy Most Holy Mother, whom we invoke under the title of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and grant us by her most powerful intercession all the graces, spiritual and temporal which we need, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.