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         The Power of the Brown Scapular!
          Connect the dots before it's too late
          Where there is Peter...
       Urgent plea to help the DailyCatholic stay afloat

      Have the V2 'popes' been Catholic? Duh! No!
      Our only hope is to connect the beads
      Glorious Rosary Reflections
       Bad trees are destined to perish

      Litany of the Most Precious Blood
       Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI on "By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them"
        Bishop Daniel Dolan on St. John Gualbert

      Commemoration of St. John Gualbert
       Day Five of the Novena for feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
      Step 26: Catholicism Made Simple: The Beatitudes

         Day Six of the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
     "The Seraphic Doctor" St. Bonaventure
         Day Seven of the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

      Step 27: Catholicism Made Simple - That Virtue Called Love
      Bishop Daniel Dolan on St. Henry
       Dr. Tom Droleskey on An Exemplar of Christ the King

         Day Eight of Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
          Step 28: Loving Friend and Foe
         A Reflection on Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - Dom Prosper Gueranger

      The Brown Scapular is Not a Good Luck Charm - Ava Bell
       Last Day of Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
        Act of Consecration & Sabbatine Privilege

         Dr. Thomas Droleskey: Shielding Us With Her Love and Care
       Bishop Daniel Dolan on St. Alexius
         Step 29: The Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy

      Day 1: Novena to St. Anne
       Bishop Dolan on St. Camillus de Lellis
      Step 30: Almsgiving
       Rosary Crusade: 4th Saturday
      Day 2: St. Anne Novena

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    For many years UPS ran an add with the slogan, "What can Brown do for you" since its delivery personnel wear brown. Our answer within the Church is that brown has done great things for souls and we see those fruits in two feasts this week, Tuesday's feast of the holy Franciscan and Doctor of the Church known as The Seraphic Doctor Cardinal St. Bonaventure, and Thursday's Feast of the 764th anniversary of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel when the Mother of God presented St. Simon Stock with the miraculous Brown Scapular in 1251. Thus we continue this week with the Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel up through her feast on Thursday. Just click the graphic to the right to take you to the Novena, with each special novena featured each day leading up to the feast.

    Today the blessed Scapular is shunned by so many as superstition in this new world where God is an afterthought as more buy into the false prophets warned of by St. Paul in 2 Timothy 4: 3-4 who more and more veer from Catholic truth in favoring man as the answer, never mind the divine. This is the message that pores out in the media, by most politicians, chiefly the man in the White House and the man occupying the Chair of Peter as well as more and more we are told everyone's saved. So why be Catholic? That is all the more reason to be Catholic, truly Catholic and that begins by not compromising one iota with all that has been foisted on the faithful from Vatican 2 on since that is totally adverse to divine revelation as the Apostle of the Gentiles alerts us in Galatians 1: 8-10. God's truths cannot change, nor can man create peace on earth without adhering to the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ under the only Church He founded under a true Vicar of Christ. That is something foreign both to the governments on this globe as well as the counterfeit church of conciliarism and countless thousands of other so called 'Christian' sects which were spawned over the last five centuries.

    The significance of Our Lady's centuries-old feast is brought home all the more by the reflection of the renowned Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger in explaining the the importance of Carmel in Old Testament as a bridge between the Old Covenant and the New, and its relevance with the Mother of God and how today the Brown Scapular serves as the protective garment/armor for those in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Also Ava Bell weighs in with a Reality Check that the Brown Scapular is not a good luck charm and the grace of the Scapular only works if one is in the state of grace. She presents the Sabbatine Privilege, and on Mary's feast we recommit with an Act of Consecration on the final day of the Novena. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey provides inspiration for this feast with his piece Shielding Us With Her Love and Care.

    On Sunday John Gregory provides the Haydock Commentary for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost accompanied by an audio sermon from Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI reinforcing the consequences of the rotten fruits that have bespoiled countless souls over the past 50 years and reminding all of Christ's words in Matthew 7: 15-21. In addition, His Excellency Bishop Daniel Dolan weighs in throughout the week with audio sermons on St. John Gualbert on Sunday, St. Henry on Wednesday, St. Alexius on Friday, and St. Camillus De Lellis on Saturday.

    While we see the edifications of the saints, we also must be aware of their adversaries who work tirelessly to dissuade souls from pursing holiness. This is not something that has just happened, but was percolating for centuries and only came to the surface over the past 50 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...

    If it is not obvious by now that those on the left have ruled the Vatican since 1962, we don't know if the clueless comfort-zone-clinging sheeple will ever realize that. The good tree that Jesus refers to in the gospels cannot bear bad fruit as you see above during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII was a good tree, but upon his death on October 9, 1958 something disastrous happened and satan got in. At the ensuing conclave the Holy Ghost removed his protection and thus began the false church with the election of the heretical Sillonist Angelo Roncalli. The branch to the true tree with its roots in the Rock of Peter was severed though few recognized the consequences. With Vatican 2 called by the liberal Roncalli, the CONciLIAR church was formed and it's been downhill for souls ever since, with each worse than his predecessor where we can readily see the barren tree today of the counterfeit church that apes the Catholic Church but is destined for the eternal furnace as Christ foretells. Below, on the 50th anniversary year of the end of that dreaded, heretical council we ask if the implosion of this abominable entity is imminent. We can only pray for its total collapse and a restoration of the true Faith. Hopefully more will realize that Mr. Jorge Bergoglio feels no compunction in doing all he can to confuse and eliminate tradition as he continues to remove the mask, especially with his sojourn through South American to illustrate just how bold these Marxist Hegelians are in their quest to destroy any semblance of Catholicity in their goal of a One World Order.

    What will be left? We can only pray that not one stone of the false church of Vatican 2 - the CONciLIAR church of Darkness - will be left as well. We pray those who claim Judaism will realize the Messias has already come and He will come again. Pray they and their confreres in the Novus Ordo Messes will not be left wanting. In order to help that cause, those in the "Recognize-and-Resist" camps need to examine their arguments and see how, despite their own pride, they trip all over themselves in trying to defend how apostate Bergoglio is a true 'pope' while all the evidence belies that statement. When that fails, they continue to fall back on their latest talking point that actually Ratzinger is still 'pope' and was forced to resign. Uh, yeah, right. Haven't they learned anything from these deceivers? For reasons beyond logical people, they fail to admit ol' Joe excommunicated himself decades ago latae sententiae as a heretic, thus putting himself outside the Church. Now tell me, can a non-Catholic heretic be a Pope? Of course not. But back to ol' Jorge. We remind you in a two and a half minute video by Epichea Productions and first posted by Fr. Anthony Cekada on his Quidlibet to wake up the faithful to connect the dots on what constitutes a heretic. This shows clearly there is no room for doubt: The Vatican 2 'popes' have been heretics, ergo not true Roman Pontiffs. Flee the false church or forever rue it.

    To hammer home a point, we can't fathom what has happened to our beloved Church, now in eclipse for the past half a century, but we also know how it will end and we can see the end in sight for the inerrant scriptures tell us this false church is the "church of Babylon" in St. John's Book of the Apocalypse in chapters 17 and 18, not to mention St. Paul's words in 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-11 where God would allow man to believe a lie which is what He is doing in testing man's faith. So far the vast majority have flunked miserably and they weren't even using Common Core! Those who have buried their heads in the sand and ignore what is going on in Christ's holy Church, well they have Apocalypse 3: 15-16 to warn them if they continue to remain lukewarm. A few reliable sources who are definitely not lukewarm are the following sites we highly recommend to keep abreast of events as fast as they are spinning out of control along with the causes and consequences. This is especially important right now in the aftermath of the horrific secular 'encyclical' on global warming. What so many forget is what is happening today is NOT global warming, but rather a global WARNING from God. Thus we confidently point you to NovusOrdoWatch.org and Christorchaos.com for articles and links, as well as these blogs worth your while, 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.

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. Besides always wearing the Scapular, 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 Fourth Saturday of Rosary Crusade focusing on the Presentation of Our Lord.

    No sooner do we finish one novena but that we begin another, this one a nine-day Novena to St. Anne, the holy Mother of the Blessed Mother on the traditional observance of honoring the Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary for she is the ultimate of pure humility. To see the full size of the thumbnail painting of Our Lady and her divine Son by devout traditional Catholic artist Michelle R. Maher, we invite you to see the detail of her magnificent work here.

    As much as I hate to ask, there is no other choice. . 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 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, I need to raise $5,000.00 for this apostolate to continue as it has been. I set that amount for we have always budgeted $25,000. a year in donations and to date since January the total is $7,000. and we're almost half-way through 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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In commenting on today's Introit, St. Augustine remarks: "Hand and tongue must agree together; let the one glorify God and the other act accordingly." True wisdom does not consist only in hearing God's words but in fulfilling them; not only in praying to Him, but in showing Him by our actions that we love Him. "The Gospel," says St. Hilary, "warns us, that pleasing words and kindly airs are to be appraised according to the fruit of a man's works, and that a man is to be judged, not only as he paints himself in words but as he shows himself in deeds, since often the sheeps' clothing serves to hide the fierceness of the wolf. Therefore, it is by our mode of life that we must merit eternal happiness, desiring what is good, avoiding evil and obeying the heavenly precepts with our whole heart, so that through the fulfilment of such duties we may be acknowledged by God" Almighty God, through His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is Wisdom Itself, attracts all souls, for His divine Providence is unerring in the ...More

Today is also the feast of the holy abbot St. John Gualbert. There is a commemoration at Low Masses at the Collect, Secret and Postcommunion. Born at Florence at the end of the 10th Century, John Gualbert was trained in the school of St. Benedict. He stamped out simony and brought back order and peace to the land of Tuscany. At Vallombrosa he founded a monastery, whence came many saints and which still flourishes. On one occasion meeting the murderer of his brother he pardoned him in the name of the Redeemer. For this act he received a singular recognition from Our Crucified Lord. He died on July 12, 1073, and was canonized in 1193. Sts. Nabor and Felix suffered martyrdom at Milan under Maximian Herculeus, about the year 304. St. Ambrose honored their memory and ...More

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 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, quite possibly the most powerful of affirmations is given by our Lord and Savior that it isn't that difficult to tell who are the false prophets and heretics for by their fruits we shall know them. There is nothing ambiguous about Christ's words that a bad tree will be chopped down and rooted out, then cast into the fire. What other kind of fire would the Son of Man be talking about in His parable but eternal hellfire? It dovetails with St. Paul's words in the epistle that the wages of sin is death, as in mortal sin equals death to eternal life; and that eternal life is available only through the grace of God, our salvation merited by Christ's offering Himself on the Cross, shedding every last drop of His Most Precious Blood for us. A most fitting commentary to the Epistle and Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost in these tumultuous times when all that is Catholic is mocked in Rome and throughout the world. They forget that Those who do not yield good fruit and remain unrepentant will be cast into the eternal fire


Thanks to Traditional Catholic Sermons we are able to bring you a twelve-minute sermon given two years ago by Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, Rector of St. Joseph Seminary at the City of Mary in Rathdrum, Idaho. Father asks, in speaking of today's gospel, how do we judge who is a false teacher? He shows that we have to judge by one's words and actions. Are they in sync with all the teachings of holy Mother Church. Father relates today's situation to the Old Testament and the traitor Absolam who wreaked so much havoc because of his own ambitions. Father asks us to test the spirits, know the true Faith so you will not be led astray. He refers to those in the CONciLIAR church who don't want to try to know the truth, using the excuse that they are not theologians, but Father points out we don't need to be to know the false church of Vatican 2 is a bad tree that is destined for the fire for there are no good fruits. Is it a good tree or a bad tree? As Father notes, the answer is obvious for By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them


We continue the nine day Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel that was composed in part by St. Simon Stock in the thirteenth century for it was to him the Mother of God, dressed in the colors of Carmel as a Carmelite holding her divine Son as a child, appeared to him and bequeathed to him the Brown Scapular which every true Catholic wears without fail 24 hours a day. It is similar to the monastic scapulars in miniature form and is considered a sacramental since it is blessed and Our Lady has promised that those who wear it faithfully will be granted the grace of final perseverance as long as they remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Today is Day Five


Thanks to Traditional Catholic Sermons we are able to bring you a six-minute sermon given seven years ago for the feast of the holy confessor St. John Gualbert by Bishop Daniel Dolan, pastor of St. Gertrude the Great in Cincinnati, Ohio. St. John was very holy and became a Benedictine monk upon miraculously seeing Christ beckon him from the cross. He founded monasteries and went up against the bishop of Florence for the prelate's simony. Yet, St. John Gualbert forgave this wayward bishop, showing his love and humility. The bishop talks about the graces received by forgiving our enemies. He explains in sharing more on St. John Gualbert


Today is the Feast of Pope St. Anacletus. According to the list of Popes furnished us by St. Irenaeus, Pope Saint Anacletus is probably the same person as Pope Saint Cletus, the successor of Pope Saint Linus and the predecessor of Pope Saint Clement on the papal throne. Some say that he was banished from Rome and returned to rule the Holy See a second time. He completed the tomb of St. Peter at the Vatican, near which he was himself interred. To him is assigned the decree that bishops should be consecrated by three bishops at least; that clerics should be publicly ordained by their own bishop and that they all should receive Holy Communion after the consecration in the mass of ordination. He was martyred under the Emperor Trajan. See the Mass of Si diligis Me

We continue the nine day Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel that was composed in part by St. Simon Stock in the thirteenth century for it was to him the Mother of God, dressed in the colors of Carmel as a Carmelite holding her divine Son as a child, appeared to him and bequeathed to him the Brown Scapular which every true Catholic wears without fail 24 hours a day. It is similar to the monastic scapulars in miniature form and is considered a sacramental since it is blessed and Our Lady has promised that those who wear it faithfully will be granted the grace of final perseverance as long as they remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Today is Day Six


When Christ addressed the SRO crowd gathering on the mount to hear Him, few expected the message coming from His mouth for it was not to encourage overthrowing the Roman Empire, it was not how to deal with the Scribes and Pharisees, nor was it about how to increase one's coffers but rather a message that rang home to a few then and still rings true for a few in this day when materialism and naturalism have crowded out the nobility of being poor in spirit. So many misunderstand today that Christ was the first revolutionary and they mistakenly use Him as a model to advance their socialistic, Marxist causes. Heaven cannot be happy nor is the Almighty, along with the Church Triumphant pleased with His appointed ones who abuse their responsibilities by not carrying them out and misrepresenting the Eight Beatitudes Jesus gave in order that all might have the opportunity to achieve everlasting life. In order to do so, one must humiliate himself and be childlike in submission to his Creator in all things, including adherence to all His holy Church has taught and held sacred without veering one iota from Catholic truth. As St. Paul reminds us, only by standing firm and holding to tradition can one be assured of being blessed and inheriting the kingdom of Heaven so simply put in step twenty-six: Blessed are they who...


The holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church St. Bonaventure was born in Tuscany in 1221 as Giovanni Fidanza. In consequence of a miraculous cure, he entered the Franciscan Order. While still young, he became minister general; guided by his wise and prudent spirit, the Franciscan Order was saved from the schism which was about to divide the rigorous from the mild. He was closely united to St. Thomas Aquinas; both taught at the University of Paris at the same time. St. Bonaventure was created Cardinal and Bishop of Albano in 1273 by Pope Gregory X; he died on July 15 in the following year at Lyons whilst the Ecumenical Council was being held in that city. The Pope and the entire Council took part in his funeral; every priest in the world said Mass for his soul. St. Bonaventure is a true example of the ascetic Franciscan school, which has spread among the people a fervent devotion to the most sacred human nature of the Redeemer. When he writes on the Passion of Our Lord or speaks in praise of the Blessed Virgin, his language grows eloquent and a seraphic ardor glows in his words. Pope Sixtus IV, when he canonized St. Bonaventure in 1482, ordered that the celebration of his feast in the Basilica of the Holy Apostles should be considered as a solemnity of the sacred Apostolic Palace. In later years a church and a monastery were dedicated to this saint on the Palatine. Pope Sixtus V declared him a Doctor of the Church. See his Mass of In medio Ecclesiae

July 14 is the Double Feast of Saint Bonaventure. He is the only doctor celebrated in July. Satan is indeed furious and we need today men of the caliber of St. Bonaventure who was a man full of "good fortune" from his earliest years. Humility was his virtue; his role model was St. Francis of Asissi, the holy founder who named him. He followed this man, continuing the ideals of the Franciscans, guiding them during turbulent times when growing pains created problems in the ranks and with various ecclesial authorities opposed to the Friars Minor. This Universal Doctor was one of the first saintly Cardinals of the Church. He was close friends with "The Angelic Doctor" St. Thomas Aquinas and the saintly king of France King Louis IX. He was the architect of the 2nd Council of Lyons and, fittingly, was called home by God immediately following completion of the Council. His work done on earth but continued through his writings and example; so much so that Saint Bonaventure is known as The Seraphic Doctor


No, the above headline has nothing to do with the song of the 50's but rather a song for the ages in carrying out the two greatest Commandments. In these last days before we enter the penitential season, love is in the air. And, no, we are not referring to the commercialization of the feast of the holy martyr St. Valentine, but rather a reminder of how much God loves us that the Father sent His only-begotten Son that we might have life everlasting and have it abundantly as Christ affirmed in St. John 10: 10. It has often been said that love begins in the heart, and it does but in a way few are willing to recognize for that heart, which miraculously is the core of life fashioned by God to pump blood to our mortal bodies will cease once the blood stops flowing and the flesh withers and dies. But how we lived while that heart was working is the key to whether the real core of our lives - the soul - lives on in eternal bliss or is relegated to the abyss of hell to forever suffer. Therefore, the Infinite established two great commandments for finite man to follow, to love God first and foremost, and then to love ourselves and our fellow man because of our love for Him. Jesus said it so clearly that one cannot love Him if one does not keep His Commandments. Yet so few realize this fact and therein lies the biggest obstacle to true love which is so simply laid out in step twenty-seven That Virtue Called Love


We continue the nine day Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel that was composed in part by St. Simon Stock in the thirteenth century for it was to him the Mother of God, dressed in the colors of Carmel as a Carmelite holding her divine Son as a child, appeared to him and bequeathed to him the Brown Scapular which every true Catholic wears without fail 24 hours a day. It is similar to the monastic scapulars in miniature form and is considered a sacramental since it is blessed and Our Lady has promised that those who wear it faithfully will be granted the grace of final perseverance as long as they remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Today is Day Seven


Saint Henry was born to a life of command from the day of his birth in 972 to the day he died on this day in 1024. While still in his early twenties, at the death of his father, Henry became the Duke of Bavaria. His life until this point had been exemplified by piety and self-denial. His beloved wife, St. Cunegunda, rivaled him in the practice of virtue and in her desire to aid and love their people. Together, they lived in a state of chastity, so that, at the his death, Henry restored her as a virgin to her family. In 1002 AD, Henry was declared ruler of Germany and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. During his reign he continued in the exercise of Christian and manly virtues. The poor were fed, justice prevailed and the military abilities of the Emperor were proved in battle and not found wanting. Whenever he waged war, it was due to the necessity of defending the rights of the Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Church. Never did he seek might and power, but rather availed himself of it for the defense of the faith of his people. The salvation of souls was his greatest desire. So doing , he placed himself with great faith under the intercession of the communion of saints, fighting more often with prayers than with the force of arms. Angels and martyrs were visibly seen assisting him in a battle against the Slavs, when, with a small force he put to flight the larger enemy host and thus prevented their continued destruction of churches and the slaying of his innocent people. His rule extended to Bohemia, Moravia, Pannonia, Hungary and Burgundy. Having brought ...More

Thanks to Traditional Catholic Sermons we are able to bring you a five minute sermon by Bishop Daniel Dolan, pastor of St. Gertrude the Great in the Ohio's Queen City of Cincinnati, on the saintly Bavarian king, St. Henry, who like King St. Louis IX, put Christ first and foremost as the King. The bishop shares other important anniversaries of this date including St. Vladimir, ruler of Russia and a little known Blessed Melissa (?) who founded a religious order during French Revolution and eventually established a missionary endeavor in Africa. She followed Church law even if the bishops and even pope were not. His Excellency shares these attributes along with the holy Emperor of Germany St. Henry for all manifested the wonderful Gift of the Holy Ghost - fortitude, something that sustained the holy King St. Henry


In dealing with Our Lord's Public Life, let us review the second part of the Great Commandment to love one another as God has loved us. This entails loving our neighbor which does not mean only the one next door or across the street, but in the sense of all who we come in contact with, treating them always with the love of God; yes, even our enemies. Here comes into play one of the biggest bugaboos that often are used against those striving to do God's holy Will. Enemies of Christ will accuse Christians of being intolerant if they do as St. Paul entreats us to do in 2 Timothy 4: 2 to "Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprove, entreat, rebuke with all patience and doctrine." If we do that we will always express love for our neighbor as well as our enemies, turning their attacks into honey to salve our own hearts and soften theirs. The greatest result is that it will please the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts and that is what is most important in the overall scope of things as we can see in step twenty-eight Loving Friend and Foe


We continue the nine day Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in preparation for tomorrow's Double Major Feast. This novena was composed in part by St. Simon Stock in the thirteenth century for it was to him the Mother of God, dressed in the colors of Carmel as a Carmelite holding her divine Son as a child, appeared to him in 1251 and bequeathed to him the Brown Scapular which every true Catholic wears without fail twenty-four hours a day. It is similar to the monastic scapulars in miniature form and is considered a sacramental since it is blessed and Our Lady has promised that those who wear it faithfully will be granted the grace of final perseverance as long as they remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Today is Day Eight


The feast of Carmel dates back to the time of the Old Testament for Carmel is the mountain of the renewal of the Covenant and Divine intervention through Elijah the Prophet around 900 BC as revealed in Isaiah, Jeremiah and 1 Kings. Carmel, which lies on the border between Samaria and Galilee 20 miles from Nazareth, is derived from the Hebrew Karem el which means "garden" or "orchard" and "vine of God." It has become a symbol of grace and that is why it so so fitting that the rain Elijah [Elias] prayed for came at Carmel as the "little cloud" (3 Kings 18: 44) turned into a mighty rain that wiped out the drought. So also in the New Covenant God sent "a little cloud" in the person of His Blessed Mother Mary to rain upon mankind the graces God bestows as the Mediatrix of all graces. In the 5th Century, Chrysippus of Jerusalem wrote of the Blessed Virgin, "Hail, Cloud of Rain that offers drink to the souls of the Saints." It was around the 12th Century that Carmel first became a place of veneration toward the Mother of God and monks took up sanctuary there living a holy rule. It was the beginning of the Carmelite Order founded in the Holy Land in 1154 by Saint Berthold and dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Their original name was Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. The original rule was set down by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1209. The Crusades were instrumental in bringing the Carmelites to Europe through the work of Saint Simon Stock whose feast this date the Church formally celebrated. This English monk learned through private revelation of locutions and visions from Our Lady that he was to to join an order not known in Britain, yet dedicated to her, and was asked to wait until a few White Friars, as they were called, came to England with the returning Crusaders. Then he was guided to join this Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Because of his ...More

Down through the ages Mount Carmel has been a rock of inspiration and sanctification from the time of Elias to present day. The story of Carmel is prose, poetry and prayer and basically the benchmark of the Blessed Virgin Mary's integral role as Advocate, Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces. Carmel has been favored by Our Lady as foretold in the Old Testament and as manifested to St. Simon Stock 672 years ago in 1251 when she bestowed on him the Brown Scapular and the amazing promise of ultimate salvation to all who abide by the rules of the Scapular. In addition, at Lourdes the Blessed Mother appeared to Bernadette as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on this day 155 years ago and in the same heavenly garb on her final apparition at Fatima on October 13, 1917. We provide a thorough backgrounder on the meaning and magnificence of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and its history, masterfully conveyed by Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger in his masterpiece The Liturgical Year as well as the Act of Consecration to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in honor of today's Double Major Commemoration in a feature we have chosen to call The Lasting Magnificence, Grace, and Power of Our Lady of Mount Carmel


We've all heard those words above by St. Francis of Assisi, but how many of us really understand this? Ava Bell, a committed Traditional Catholic, relates how this hit home for her in her earlier days before receiving the grace to truly see where she was heading. Her experience is pertinent for our times as she presents a sobering story that should shake the timbers of our souls and wake the echoes of those who assume security when, in truth, there is only one way to secure eternal salvation and no amount of superstitions will stay the inevitable truth that for any sacramental to be effective, the one receiving it must be of good will and open to the grace of God, specifically Sanctifying Grace. Without this protection, all else is futile, fateful. She candidly explains this and the Sabbatin Privilege in her article The Brown Scapular is Not a Good Luck Charm


We continue the nine day Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel that was composed in part by St. Simon Stock in the thirteenth century for it was to him the Mother of God, dressed in the colors of Carmel as a Carmelite holding her divine Son as a child, appeared to him and bequeathed to him the Brown Scapular which every true Catholic wears without fail 24 hours a day. It is similar to the monastic scapulars in miniature form and is considered a sacramental since it is blessed and Our Lady has promised that those who wear it faithfully will be granted the grace of final perseverance as long as they remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Today is Ninth and Final Day

Act of Consecration to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
      O Mary, Queen and Mother of Carmel, I come today to consecrate myself to thee, for my whole life is but a small return for the many graaces and blessings that have come from God to me through thy hands. Since thou lookest with special kindness on those who wearest thy Scapular, I implore the to strengthen my weakness with thy power, to enlighten the darkness of my mind with thy wisdom, and to increase in me Faith, Hope and Charity that I may repay each day my debt of humble homage to thee.

       May thy Scapular bring me thy special protection in my daily struggle to be faithful to thy Divine Son and to thee. May it separate me from all that is sinful in life and remind me constantly of my duty to imitate thy virtues. From now on, I shall strive to live in God's Presence, and offer all to Jesus through thee. Dearest Mother, support me by thy never-failing love and lead me to paradise through the merits of Christ and thy own intercession. Amen.

Also see the special indulgence and promise to those who observe the stipulations as asked by Our Lady and approved by true Popes. See Sabbatine Privilege


July 17 is traditionally the feast of the holy, humble confessor Saint Alexius. According to the most recent researches he was an Eastern saint whose veneration was transplanted from the Byzantine empire to Rome, whence it spread rapidly throughout western Christendom. Together with the name and veneration of the Saint, his legend was made known to Rome and the West by means of Latin versions and recensions based on the form current in the Byzantine Orient. This process was facilitated by the fact that according to the earlier Syriac legend of the of the Saint, the "Man of God," of Edessa (identical with St. Alexius) was a native of Rome. The Greek legend, which antedates the ninth century and is the basis of all later versions, makes Alexius the son of a distinguished Roman named Euphemianus. The night of his marriage he secretly left his father's house and journeyed to Edessa in the Syrian Orient where, for seventeen years, he led the life of a pious ascetic. As the fame of his sanctity grew, he left Edessa and returned to Rome, where, for seventeen years, he dwelt as a beggar under the stairs of his father's palace, unknown to his father or wife. After his death, assigned to the year 417, a document was found on his body, in which he revealed his identity. He was forthwith honored as a saint and his father's house was converted into a church placed under the patronage of Alexius. In this expanded form the legend is first found in a hymn (canon) of the Greek ...More

Thanks to Traditional Catholic Sermons we are able to bring you a six-minute sermon given eight years ago on the feast of the holy confessor St. Alexius by Bishop Daniel Dolan, pastor of St. Gertrude the Great in Cincinnati, Ohio. He reminds us to clothe ourselves in the virtue of humility, illustrated by St. Alexius. On the saint's wedding night of an arranged marriage, he left his wife his father's house in Rome and traveled to Syria where he led the life of a pious beggar while also caring for those who were desolate, then returned to Rome as a beggar where he lived beneath the stairs of his father's home, unbeknownst to anyone in his family. Those he tended to did not know that he was the son of a wealthy Roman until after his death. That is why humility is so important so that we don't look at ourselves, but to look to God and leave all in His hands just as St. Alexius did. The bishop explains in his sermon on St. Alexius


The Church provides a simple blueprint of how to treat and help our neighbor both in body and soul. Too often works of mercy become a humanistic endeavor where one feels obligated to help out of peer pressure or because it's the thing to do and one will gain some temporal reward either financially or in praise or out of pity and so they become philanthropic without realizing it doesn't amount to a hill of beans when push comes to shove except that the recipient may have gained temporal relief of some kind. Too many fail to realize for something to truly be a work of mercy and gain merit in Heaven it must be done out of love for our neighbor because of our love for God first and foremost. Without God as the Keystone of all we do, all is futile. That is why the corporal works of mercy cannot stand on their own without the spiritual works of mercy. Yet, both are vital in our cooperation with salvation for ourselves and our neighbor as we can see in step 29: The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy


Today is the traditional observance of the Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the beginning of the Nine-Day Novena leading up to the feast of Mary's holy Mother St. Anne who instilled in her the virtue of humility. The painting above of the Blessed Mother holding her divine Son embodies humility and was painted by a very humble artist Michelle Maher, a dedicated traditional Catholic, who has an artistic talent that shines through in her work which for her is a true labor of love with the emphasis on love. If you would like to know more about her paintings, contact us at the email at the bottom of this page and we can put you in touch with her. To view a larger rendition of this painting, click here. There are three known Novenas to St. Anne. We present two submitted by Margaret Omlor, the daughter of the renowned Patrick Henry Omlor. This Novena ends on the feast of the holy Apostle St. Jame's the Greater, which is the eve of St. Anne's feastday. Click here for Day One of Novena to St. Anne


He was the son of an officer who had served both in the Neapolitan and French armies. His mother died when he was a child, and he grew up absolutely neglected. When still a youth he became a soldier in the service of Venice and afterwards of Naples, until 1574, when his regiment was disbanded. While in the service he became a confirmed gambler, and in consequence of his losses at play was at times reduced to a condition of of destitution. The kindness of a Franciscan friar induced him to apply for admission to that order, but he was refused. He then betook himself to Rome, where he obtained employment in the Hospital for Incurables. He was prompted to go there chiefly by the hope of a cure of abscesses in both his feet from which he had been long suffering. He was dismissed from the hospital on account of his quarrelsome disposition and his passion for gambling. He again became a Venetian soldier, and took part in the campaign against the Turks in 1569. After the war he was employed by the Capuchins at Manfredonia on a new building which they were erecting. His old gambling habit still pursued him, until a discourse of the guardian of the convent so startled him that he determined to reform. He was admitted to the order as a lay brother, but was soon ...More

NOVENA TO ST. ANNE

Day Two

Thanks to Traditional Catholic Sermons we are able to bring you a seven-minute for the feast of St. Camillus de Lellis by Bishop Daniel Dolan. St. Camillus expressed great humility and charity for the sick. While he attended to the physical needs of the ill, he held paramount the healing of their souls. He himself was incurably ill, and leaned on Our Lady as Health of the Sick, so much so that he embraced those were the same and sought to right the wrongs done in the infirmaries. He saw in each wretched patient the image and likeness of Mary's divine Son Jesus. Despite his ailments, he founded a religious order and hospitals, and is known today as one of the patron saints of the dying. The bishop shares the miracle at his death in sharing the life of St. Camillus De Lellis


One of the commandments of the Church is almsgiving in which one gives of their riches to share with others, not out of a socialistic, humanist mindset, but rather out of a scriptural reason to love our neighbor because of our love for God. We are cautioned to be prudent in giving to government or political organizations, unions and expensively organized 'charities' that employ thousands and we cannot be sure our donations will go for the cause for which we wanted to give. That is why, especially within the traditional movement, we remember our own, and give what we can to do our part in perpetuating the holy Faith as it was always taught from the time of Christ through the death of the last true Pope on October 9, 1958. If the Faith is important to you, you, too, will realize how important almsgiving is and ask yourself what you can do to strengthen that Faith by giving to your chapel, your true priests and bishops and to publications who do not compromise one iota with the counterfeit church of CONciLIARism. If you do not, someday all of these that you might take for granite could be gone and then what would you have? Look at the world today and ask yourself if you can afford to be tight with the riches God bestowed on you as you'll discover in Step 30: Obligation to Do Works



We urge you to click the Rosary banner above for the Fourth 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 fourth Saturday of the Fifteen we focus on charity towards our neighbor in featuring the Fourth Joyful Mystery - the Presentation of Jesus in the temple for the Fourth Saturday


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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

    by Mario Derksen

  • 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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    When One Cannot physically assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass we provide additional prayers that can be supplemented with the ORDINARY OF THE HOLY MASS and the PROPER OF THE DAY to enable you to better prepare yourself at home. Of course, this never replaces actually being there, but it is much better than attending the Novus Ordo services. Therefore we have gleaned from The Key of Heaven prayers to say at home. It is very comforting to know that the Holy Mass is offered for us even when we are not actually present. But to enjoy the benefits which it procures, we must by a SPIRITUAL COMMUNION become partakers of the altar from which we are temporarily banished. Here we provide prayers in preparation for fulfilling assistance in absentia in addition to the ORDINARY OF THE HOLY MASS and PROPER OF THE DAY. PRAYERS IN ABSENTIA

    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.