SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Mission

P.O. Box 7352, York, PA, 17404


To Restore and Defend Our Ecclesiastical Traditions of the Latin Rite to the Diocese of Harrisburg


SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Chapel

129 South Beaver Street, York PA 17401




..... this missal is hereafter to be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment or censure, and may freely and lawfully be used .....  Nor are superiors, administrators, canons, chaplains, and other secular priests, or religious, of whatever title designated, obliged to celebrate the Mass otherwise than as enjoined by Us.  .....  Accordingly, no one whatsoever is permitted to infringe or rashly contravene this notice of Our permission, statute, ordinance, command, precept, grant, direction, will, decree and prohibition. Should any person venture to do so, let him understand he will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul.

Pope St. Pius V, Papal Bull, QUO PRIMUM,

Tridentine Codification of the “received and approved” traditional Roman Rite of the Mass.






Pentecost Sunday


Ember Week

May 28, 2023

    Our Lord laid the foundations of His Church during His public life, and after His resurrection He gave it the powers necessary for its mission.  It was by the Holy Ghost that the apostles were to be trained and endued with strength from on High (Gospel).  At Pentecost we celebrate the first manifestation of the Holy Ghost among our Lord’s disciples and the foundation of the Church itself.  Hence the choice of the basilica dedicated to St. Peter for today’s station.

    We read in the Gospel that our Lord foretold the coming of the Paraclete to His disciples and the Epistle shows us the realization of that promise. 

    It was at the third hour of the day (Tierce, nine o’clock) that the Spirit of God descended upon the Cenacle and a mighty wind which blew suddenly upon the house, together with the appearance of tongues of fire within, were the wonderful tokens of His coming.  Taught by the “light of Thy Holy Spirit” (Collect), and filled by the gifts of the same Spirit poured out upon them (Sequence), the apostles become new men to go forth and renew the whole world (Introit).  It is at High Mass, at the third hour, that we also receive the Holy Spirit whom our Lord “going up above all the heavens, on this day sent down…on the children of adoption” (Preface); for each of the mysteries of the cycle brings forth its fruits of grace in our souls on the day which the Church keeps as its anniversary.

    During Advent we raised to the Incarnate Word the cry: “Come Lord, and purge the sins of Thy people”; at this season let us, with the Church, say to the Holy Ghost, “Come, O Holy Spirit, and fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy love” (Alleluia). 

    Of all the ejaculatory prayers this is the most beautiful and necessary, for from the Holy Ghost, that “sweet Guest of our soul” flows all our supernatural life.



Wis 1,7.  The Spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole world, alleluia; and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Ps 67.  Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from His face. Glory be, etc.  The Spirit of the Lord, etc.



O God, who on this day didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to have right judgment in all things and ever rejoice in His holy consolation.  Through our Lord, etc.


EPISTLE:  Acts, 2, 1-11.     

When the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men out of every nation under heaven. And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue. And they were all amazed and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these, that speak Galileans? And how have we heard every man our own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.

Why does the Church celebrate this day so solemnly?
To praise and thank God for sending the Holy Ghost, Who gave so many spiritual graces and fruits to men.

Why did the Holy Ghost appear under visible signs?
It was done to attract attention, and to indicate outwardly what took place inwardly. The roar of the mighty wind, according to the language of the prophets, pointed to the approaching Godhead, and was intended to announce something extraordinary. The appearance of tongues signified the gift of languages, and the division of them the difference of gifts imparted by the Holy Ghost. The fire which lightens, warms, and with which the apostles, and mankind through them, should be filled, and indicated the rapid extension of Christianity.

What were the effects of the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles?
Being enlightened and made acquainted with all truth, freed from all fear and faith-heartedness, and undaunted, the apostles preached everywhere Christ crucified, and for love of Him endured with joy all sufferings. Their discourses were understood by all present, as if they had carefully learned each particular language. From that time Christianity spread with wonderful rapidity throughout the whole world. Pray the Holy Ghost today to enlighten you also, to inflame you with holy love, and to give you strength daily to increase in all goodness.


GREAT ALLELUIA:  Alleluia, alleluia. 

Ps. 103.  Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth, alleluia,

(All kneel) Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful: and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.


SEQUENCE: Veni Sancte Spiritus

Holy Ghost! Lord of light!  From Thy clear celestial height, Thy pure, beaming radiance give:

Come, Thou, Father of the poor!  Come, with treasures which endure!  Come, Thou light of all that live!

Thou of all consolers best, Visiting the troubled breast, Dost refreshing peace bestow:

Thou in toil art comfort sweet; Pleasant coolness in the heat; Solace in the midst of woe.

Light immortal!  Light divine!  Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill.

If Thou take Thy grace away, Nothing pure in man will stay; All his good is turn’d to ill.

Heal our wounds-our strength renew; On our dryness pour Thy dew; Wash the stains of guilt away:

Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill; Guide the steps that go astray.

Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee adore, In Thy sevenfold gifts descend.

Give them comfort when they die; Give them life with Thee on high; Give them joys which never end. Amen. Alleluia.


GOSPEL:  John 14, 23-31.

At that time Jesus said to His disciples: If any one love Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and will make Our abode with him. He that loveth Me not, keepeth not My words. And the word which you have heard is not Mine: but the Father's Who sent Me. These things have I spoken to you, abiding with you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. You have heard that I said to you: I go away and I come unto you. If you loved Me, you would indeed be glad, because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe. I will not now speak many things with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and in Me he hath not anything. But that the world may know that I love the Father: and as the Father hath given Me commandment, so do I.            

Why is the Holy Ghost called a spirit, and the Holy Spirit?
Because He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is, as it were, the Spirit of the Father and the Son.

What does the Holy Ghost effect in men?
He renews their hearts, by cleansing them from sin, by imparting to them the sanctification and likeness to God gained through Christ, together with all these supernatural gifts and graces by which they can become holy and happy, and brings forth in them wonderful fruits of sanctity.

Which are these seven gifts of the Holy Ghost?

1.     The gift of wisdom, which teaches us to value the heavenly more than the earthly, infuses into us a longing for the same, and points out to us the right means to salvation.

2.     The gift of understanding, which enlightens us to rightly understand the mysteries and doctrines of our holy religion.

3.     The gift of counsel in doubtful cases, which enables us to know what to do or omit, and what to advise others. This gift is particularly necessary for superiors, for those who are changing their state of life, and for those who are entangled in perplexing and unfortunate marriage relations.

4.      The gift of fortitude, which banishes all timidity and human respect, strengthens a man to hate sin, and steadfastly to practice virtue; preferring contempt, temporal loss, persecution, and even death, to denying Christ by word or deed.

5.     The gift of knowledge, by which the Holy Ghost enlightens us with an inner light, that we may know ourselves, the snares of self-love, of our passions, of the devil, and of the world, and may choose the fittest means to overcome them.

6.      The gift of piety and devotion, which infuses into us veneration for God and divine things, and joy in conversing with Him.

7.      The gift of the fear of God, that childlike fear, which dreads no other misfortune than that of displeasing God, and which accordingly flees sin as the greatest evil.

Which are the fruits of the Holy Ghost?
They are the twelve following: 1. Charity,  2. Joy,  3. Peace,  4. Patience,  5. Benignity,  6. Goodness,  7. Long-suffering,  

 8. Mildness,  9. Faith,  10. Modesty,  11. Continency,  12. Chastity. These fruits should be visible in the Catholic, for thereby men shall know that the Holy Ghost dwells in him, as the tree is known by its fruit.



Ps. 67.   Continue this, O God, which Thou hast wrought in us; in Thy temple which is in Jerusalem, kings shall offer presents to Thee, alleluia.



Sanctify, we pray, O Lord, the gifts that we offer, and cleanse our hearts by the light of the Holy Spirit.  Through our Lord, etc.



It is truly meet and just, right and profitable unto salvation, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God: through Christ our Lord.  Who going up above all the heavens, and sitting at Thy right hand, on this day sent forth the Holy Ghost, as he had promised, on the children of adoption.  Wherefore does the whole world rejoice with exceeding great joy all the earth over, and the hosts above and the angelic powers also join in singing the hymn of Thy glory, saying without ceasing: Holy, holy, holy, etc.



We pray in union with and keep the most holy day of Pentecost, whereon the Holy Ghost appeared to the Apostles in countless tongues; and also reverence the memory, first, of the glorious Mary, ever a virgin, etc.



Wherefore, we beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to receive this oblation which we thy servants, and with us thy whole family, offer up to thee on behalf of these also whom thou hast vouchsafed to bring to a new birth by water and the Holy Ghost, giving them remission of all their sins; dispose our days in thy peace; etc.



Acts. 2.  Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a mighty wind coming, where they were sitting, alleluia; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking the wonderful works of God, alleluia, alleluia.



May the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, O Lord, cleanse our hearts, and so bedew them through and through with His grace that they may be fertile for good works.  Through our Lord, etc.














“If any one love Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and will make Our abode with him. He that loveth Me not, keepeth not My words.”












The spirit of independence and of false liberty, which is nowadays so rife amongst us, is a great enemy to the fear of God; and one of the miseries of our age is, that there is little fear of God.  Familiarity with God but too frequently usurps the place of that essential basis of the Christian life.  The result is, that there is no progress in virtue, such people are a prey to illusion; and the sacraments, which previously worked so powerfully in their souls, are now well-nigh unproductive.  The reason is, that the gift of fear has been superseded by a conceited self-complacency.  Humility has no further sway; a secret and habitual pride has paralyzed the soul; and seeing that these people scout the very idea of their ever trembling before the great God of heaven, we may well ask them if they know who God is.

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year on the Gift of Fear  



“But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity coevereth a multitude of sins.”

1 Peter 4:8





Pentecost Sunday

(St. Augustine of Canterbury, BpC)




Mass 9:00 AM & Noon; Members Ss. Peter & Paul; Rosary of Reparation 8:30; Confessions 8:00



Pentecost Monday

(St. Mary Magdalen del Pazzi,V)




Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass



Pentecost Tuesday

(St. Felix I, PM)

(St. Ferdinand III, King of Castile)

(St. Joan of Arc, V)




Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass



Pentecost Wednesday

St. Petronilla, V

(Queenship of BVM transferred to 6-5)

BVM, Mediatrix of All Grace

BVM, Queen of All Saints & Mother of Fair Love





Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass

Ember Wednesday



Pentecost Thursday

St. Angela Merici, V




Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass



Pentecost Friday

St. Marcellinus & Comp., Mm





Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass Ember Friday; Holy Hour of Reparation to the Sacred Heart with Benediction



Pentecost Saturday

St. Barnabas, Ap






Mass 9:00 AM; Confessions 8:30;

Ember Saturday; Holy Hour of Reparation to the Sorrowful & Immaculate Heart with Benediction



Trinity Sunday

1st Sunday after Pentecost

(St. Francis Caracciolo, C)




Mass 9:00 AM & Noon; Members Ss. Peter & Paul; Rosary of Reparation 8:30; Confessions 8:00




During the ages of faith, the Church (which is the only source of all true progress), succeeded in giving one common language to all the nations that were in union with her.  For centuries, the Latin language was the bond of union between civilized countries.  However distant these might be from one another, there was this link of connection between them; it was the medium of communication for political negotiations, for the spread of science, or for friendly epistolary correspondence.  No one was a stranger, in any part of the west, or even beyond it, who could speak this language.  The great heresy of the sixteenth century robbed us of this as of so many other blessings; it dismembered that Europe which the Church had united, not only by her faith, but by her language.

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Feast of Pentecost


When the Holy Ghost is come, he will convince the world of sin, because they believed not in me.   How great must, indeed, be the responsibility of them that have been witnesses of Jesus’ wonderful works, and yet will not receive his teaching!  Jerusalem will be told that the Holy Ghost has come down upon the disciples: and she will receive the news with the same indifference as she did the miracles which proved Jesus to be her Messias.  The coming of the Holy Ghost will serve as a sort of signal of the destruction of the deicide city.  Jesus adds:  The Paraclete will convince the world of justice, because I go to the Father, and ye shall see me no longer.  The Apostles, and they that believe their word, shall be just and holy by faith: they will believe in him that is gone to the Father in him whom they are to see no longer in this world. Jerusalem, on the contrary, will remember him only to blaspheme him; the holiness, the faith, the justice of them that shall believe, will be her condemnation, and the Holy Ghost will leave her to her fate.  Jesus continues:  The Paraclete will convince the world of judgment, because the prince of this world is already judged.  They that follow not Christ Jesus, follow Satan: he is their prince, but his judgment is already pronounced.  The Holy Ghost warns the followers of the world that their leader is already in eternal torments.  Let them reflect well upon this; for, the pride of man has no right to reckon upon indulgence; let it but think of the hell into which even the angels were cast because they were proud.  

St. Augustine



“Non vos relinquam orphanos, alleluia; Vado, et venio ad vos, alleluia, et gaudebit cor vestrum, alleluia.” 

Magnificat Antiphon







Light immortal!  Light divine!

Visit Thou these hearts of Thine,

And our inmost being fill.

If Thou take Thy grace away,

Nothing pure in man will stay;

All his good is turn’d to ill.









The coming of the Holy Ghost is not only an event, which concerns mankind at large: each individual of the human race is invited to receive this same visit, which today renews the face of the earth.  The merciful design of the sovereign Lord of all things is to contract a close alliance with each one of us.  Jesus asks but one thing of us: that we love Him and keep His word.  If we do this, He promises us that the Father will love us, and will take up His abode in our soul.  He tells us that the Holy Ghost is to come; and He is coming that He may, by His presence, complete the habitation of God within us.  The sacred Trinity will turn this poor dwelling into a new heaven, until such time as we shall be taken, after this life, to the abode where we shall see our infinitely dear Guest, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, whose love of us is so incomprehensibly great. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Pentecost




What festival is this?

It is the day on which the Holy Ghost descended in the form of fiery tongues, upon the apostles and disciples, who with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, were assembled in prayer in a house at Jerusalem (Acts 2).

Why is this day called Pentecost?

The word “Pentecost” is taken from the Greek, and signifies fifty. As St. Jerome explains it, this was the last of the fifty days, commencing with Easter, which the early Christians celebrated as days of rejoicing at the resurrection of the Lord.

Why is this day observed so solemnly?

Because on this day the Holy Ghost, having descended upon the apostles, the law of grace, of purification from sin, and the sanctification of mankind, was for the first time announced to the world; because on this day the apostles, being filled with the Holy Ghost, commenced the work of purifying and sanctifying mankind, by baptizing three thousand persons who were converted by the sermon of St. Peter; and because on this day the Church of Jesus became visible as a community to the world, and publicly professed her faith in her crucified Saviour.

Why did the Holy Ghost descend on the Jewish Pentecost?

Because on their Pentecost the Jews celebrated the anniversary of the giving of the law on Mount Sinai, and God would show by sending the Holy Ghost on this days that the Old Law had ceased and the New Law commenced. God also chose this time, that the Jews who on this day came together from all countries to Jerusalem to celebrate the Pentecost, might be witnesses of the miracle, and hear the New Law announced by the apostles.

Why is the baptismal font blessed on the vigil of Pentecost, as on Holy Saturday?

Because the Holy Ghost is the Author of all sanctity and the Fountain of baptismal grace, and because in the Acts (1, 5) the descent of the Holy Ghost itself is called a baptism.



...the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. ... Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists. 

Pope Saint Pius X, Our Apostolic Mandate, 1910


We must be thoroughly convinced that if the Holy Ghost works in our souls to assimilate us to Christ, He can do so only by opening to us the way of the Cross.  Jesus is Jesus Crucified; therefore, there can be no conformity to Him except by the Cross, and we shall never enter into the depths of the spiritual life except by entering into the mystery of the Cross…. Whenever we find ourselves looking for things that are easier, more commodious, or more honorable; whenever we notice that we are satisfying our self-love, our pride, or see that we are attached to our own will, let us remind ourselves that all this is far removed from the inspirations of the Holy Ghost and, what is worse, it is an obstacle to His action in us.

Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, Divine Intimacy


 For who can fail to see that society is at the present time, more than in any past age, suffering from a terrible and deep-rooted malady which, developing every day and eating into its inmost being, is dragging it to destruction? You understand, Venerable Brethren, what this disease is - apostasy from God, than which in truth nothing is more allied with ruin.

St. Pius X, Arduum sane munus, 1903 



Reflect every day on the fact that He Who has granted you the morning has not promised the evening, and, should He grant this, He gives no assurance of the following morning. Spend each day, therefore, as if it were the last; cherish nothing but the will of God, for you will have to render a strict account for every moment. 

Dom Lorenzo Scupoli, The Spiritual Combat



Among the works comprised in charity to our neighbor the following are the most important: advice, counsel, succor, forbearance, pardon, edification. These are so strongly linked with charity that the practice of them indicates the progress we have made in the practice of charity.

Ven. Louis of Granada, The Sinner’s Guide 




Presence of God ‑ Come, Holy Spirit, fill my heart and enkindle in it the fire of Your Love.


    1.  Pentecost is the plenitude of God's gift to men. On Christmas Day, God gives us His only‑begotten Son, Christ Jesus, the Mediator, the Bridge connecting humanity and divinity. During Holy Week, Jesus, by His Passion, gives Himself entirely for us, even to death on the Cross. He bathes us, purifying and sanctifying us in His Blood. At Easter, Christ rises, and His Resurrection, as well as His Ascension, is the pledge of our own glorification. He goes before us to His Father's house to prepare a place for us, for in Him and with Him, we have become a part of the divine Family; we have become children of God, destined for eternal beatitude. But the gift of God to men does not end there; having ascended into heaven, Jesus, in union with the Father, sends us His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. The Father and the Holy Spirit loved us to the point of giving us the Word in the Incarnation; the Father and the Word so loved us as to give us the Holy Spirit. Thus the three Persons of the Trinity give Themselves to man, stooping to this poor nothing to redeem him from sin, to sanctify him, and to bring him into Their own intimacy. Such is the excessive charity with which God has loved us; and the divine gift to our souls reaches its culminating point in the gift of the Holy Spirit, who is the Gift par excellence: Altissimi Donum Dei, Gift of the Most High God. The Holy Spirit, the bond and pledge of the mutual love of the Father and the Son, He who accepts, seals, and crowns their reciprocal gift, is given to our souls through the infinite merits of Jesus, so that He will be able to complete the work of our sanctification. By His descent upon the Apostles under the form of tongues of fire, the Holy Spirit shows us how He, the Spirit of love, is given to us in order to transform us by His charity, and having transformed us, to lead us back to God.

    2. The gift of the Holy Spirit is not a temporary gift, but a permanent one; in fact, for a soul who lives in charity, He is the sweet Guest who dwells within it. “If anyone love Me,” says Jesus in the words of today's Gospel, (Jn. 14, 23‑31), . . . “We will come to him and will make Our abode with him.” However, this indwelling of the Trinity and hence of the Holy Spirit in the soul which is in the state of grace, is a gift which can and should increase; it is a continual giving. The first donation was made when we were baptized; it was renewed later, confirmed, in a special way, by the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Sacrament that is, so to speak, the Pentecost of every Christian soul. Progressive renewals of this gift were made with every increase in charity. And what of the present? The Holy Spirit, in union with the Father and the Son, continues to give Himself to the soul more completely, more profoundly and possessively. Today's Gospel speaks very forcefully about charity, which is at the same time both the condition for and the result of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our souls. It is the condition, because, according to Jesus Himself, the three divine Persons dwell only in a soul who loves; it is the result, because “the charity of God is poured forth in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, who is given to us” (Rom 5, 5). Divine love completely preceded us at baptism; without merit on our part and solely through the merits of Jesus, the Holy Spirit was given to us, and His charity was gratuitously diffused in us. Thereafter, each time we corresponded to the divine invitations, by making generous acts of charity, He renewed His invisible visit to our soul, giving us always new grace and charity. Thus our supernatural life has developed under the action of the Holy Spirit; it is caught up in the life‑giving transforming current of His love. In this way we understand how the Feast of Pentecost can and should represent a new out‑pouring of the Holy Spirit in our souls, a new visit in which He fills us with His gifts:

Veni, Creator Spiritus ‑ mentes tuorum visita; Imple superna gratia ‑ quae tu creasti pectora.

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, And in our hearts take up Thy rest,

Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid, To fill the hearts which Thou hast made.


    “O Holy Spirit, substantial Love of the Father and the Son, uncreated Love dwelling in the souls of the just, come down upon me like a new Pentecost and bring me an abundance of Your gifts, of Your fruits, and of Your grace; unite Yourself to me as the most sweet Spouse of my soul.

    “I consecrate myself entirely to You; invade me, take me, possess me wholly. Be the penetrating light which illumines my intellect, the gentle motion which attracts and directs my will, the supernatural energy which gives energy to my body. Complete in me Your work of sanctification and love. Make me pure, transparent, simple, true, free, peaceful, gentle, calm, serene even in suffering, and burning with charity toward God and my neighbor.

    Accendat in nobis ignem sui amoris et flammam aeternae caritatis, kindle in me the fire of Your love and the flame of eternal charity. Multiply in me these holy transports of love which will bring me rapidly to transforming union.

    “Make not only my will, but all my senses and faculties completely submissive to Your divine will, so that I shall no longer be ruled by my pride, but solely by Your divine impulse. Then everything in me will be moved by love, in love, in such a way that when I work, I shall work through love, and when I suffer, I shall bear everything through love. Grant that the supernatural may become the ‘natural’ atmosphere in which my soul moves.

    “Make me docile and prompt to follow Your inspirations. Grant that I may never neglect even one, but may always be Your faithful little spouse. Make me ever more recollected, more silent, and more submissive to Your divine action, more alert to receive Your delicate touches. Draw me into the inmost depths of my heart where You dwell, O sweet, divine Guest, and teach me to ‘watch continually in prayer.'

    “Come, O life‑giving Spirit, to this poor world and renew the face of the earth; preside over new organizations and give us Your peace, that peace which the world cannot give. Help Your Church, give her holy priests and fervent apostles. Fill with holy inspirations the souls of the good; give calm compunction to sinful souls, consoling refreshment to the suffering, strength and help to those who are tempted, and light to those in darkness and in the shadow of death” (Sr. Carmela of the Holy Spirit, O.C.D.).



 “No one shall pray in common with heretics and schismatics.”

Council of Laodicea




These gifts of the Holy Ghost are for us, as it were, a divine source whence we draw the living knowledge of the precepts of Christian life. Moreover, by them we can know whether the Holy Ghost dwells in us. Catechism of the Council of Trent

For who can fail to see that society is at the present time, more than in any past age, suffering from a terrible and deep-rooted malady which, developing every day and eating into its inmost being, is dragging it to destruction? You understand, Venerable Brethren, what this disease is - apostasy from God, than which in truth nothing is more allied with ruin.

St. Pius X, Arduum sane munus, October 4, 1903 


“It is not enough to enter upon the ways of God: we must walk in them, and ever press forward.  To refuse to go on is to consent to stand still for long.  In the interior way to which God introduces us, it is He also Who regulates our speed, causing some to advance more rapidly, others more slowly.  Our part is never to resist the hand that is urging us on, and to do nothing to retard our progress…. This progress is retarded by cowardice, faint-heartedness, infidelity, inconstancy, and by a great number of tiny faults into which we fall, either for want of vigilance over ourselves, or of attention to what God is telling us in the depths of our heart…. ‘One thing I do: forgetting the things that are behind and stretching forth myself to those that are before, I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal vocation of God in Christ Jesus’ (Phil 3, 13-14).” 

Fr. Nicholas Grou, S. J., Spiritual Maxims


    The just man, that is to say, he who lives the life of divine grace and acts by the fitting virtues as by means of faculties, has need of those seven gifts, which are properly attributed to the Holy Ghost. By means of them the soul is furnished and strengthened so as to be able to obey more easily and promptly His voice and impulse. Wherefore these gifts are of such efficacy that they lead the just man to the highest degree of sanctity; and of such excellence that they continue to exist even in heaven, though in a more perfect way. By means of these gifts the soul is excited and encouraged to seek after and attain the evangelical beatitudes which, like the flowers that come forth in the springtime, are the signs and harbingers of eternal beatitude. . . .

    These sublime truths, which so clearly show forth the infinite goodness of the Holy Ghost towards us, certainly demand that we should direct towards Him the highest homage of our love and devotion. Christians may do this most effectually if they will daily strive to know Him, to love Him, and to implore Him more earnestly. . . . What should be chiefly dwelt upon and clearly explained is the multitude and greatness of the benefits which have been bestowed, and are constantly bestowed, upon us by this divine Giver. . . . We owe to the Holy Ghost love, because He is God. . . . He is also to be loved because He is the substantial, eternal, primal Love, and nothing is more lovable than love. . . . In the second place it will obtain for us a still more abundant supply of heavenly gifts; for whilst a narrow heart contracts the hand of the giver, a grateful and mindful heart causes it to expand. . . . Lastly, we ought confidently and continually to beg of Him to illuminate us daily more and more with His light and inflame us with His charity: for, thus inspired with faith and love, we may press onward earnestly towards our eternal reward, since “He is the pledge of our inheritance.” 

Pope Leo XIII, Divinum illud munus, 1897


Jews, Moslems and Catholics Do Not Worship The Same God! What Jew and Moslems in fact do is attribute attributes of the true God to their idols that they worship.

Jesus saith: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me (John 14:6)… I and the Father are one (John 10:30)… All things are delivered to me by my Father.  And no one knoweth the Son, but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal him (Matt. 11:27).... That all men may honour the Son, as they honour the Father.  He who honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father, who hath sent him (John 5:23)…  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father… He that confesseth the Son, hath the Father also (1 John 2:23)… Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me (John 14:11)?  Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God.  He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son (2 John 1:9)… He that hath the Son, hath life.  He that hath not the Son, hath not life (1 John 5:12)… He that believeth in the Son, hath life everlasting; but he that believeth not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him (John 3:36)… For as the Father hath life in himself, so he hath given the Son also to have life in himself (John 5:26)… Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father.  He that confesseth the Son, hath the Father also (1 John 2:23).



Codex Iuris Canonici (1917)

    It is illicit for Catholics in any way to assist actively or take part in sacred worship of non-Catholics (c. 1258, §1). Passive or merely material presence, for the sake of civil courtesy, duty, or respect, for a grave reason which in case of doubt should have the approval of the Bishop may be tolerated, at the funerals, weddings, and other such celebrations of non-Catholics, provided there is no danger of perversion or of scandal (c. 1258, §2).

    The character of a moral act which makes it attributable to a certain person is called imputability. The imputability of a crime depends on the malice (dolus) of the culprit or on his culpability (culpa) in being ignorant of the law or in failing to use due diligence; hence all causes which increase, diminish, or excuse from malice or culpability, automatically increase, diminish, or excuse from the imputability of a crime (c. 2199).
    Malice here means the deliberate will to violate the law; opposed to it on the part of the mind is want of knowledge, on the part of the will, want of freedom (c. 2200, §1). When an external violation of the law has been committed, malice is presumed in the external forum until the contrary is proved (c. 2200, §2).



If any ecclesiastic or layman shall go into the synagogue of the Jews or to the meeting-houses of the heretics to join in prayer with them, let them be deposed and deprived of communion If any Bishops or Priest or Deacon shall join in prayer with heretics, let him be suspended from Communion. 

Council of Constantinople III


O Holy Ghost, Soul of my soul, I adore Thee.  Enlighten me, guide me, fortify me, console me.  Tell me what I should do, give me Thine orders.  I promise to be submissive to all that Thou dost ask of me and to accept everything that Thou doest permit to happen to me.  Désiré-Félicien-François-Joseph Cardinal Mercier


Certainly such movements as these cannot gain the approval of Catholics. They are founded upon the false opinions of those who say that, since all religions equally unfold and signify- though not in the same way - the native, inborn feeling in us all through which we are borne toward God and humbly recognize His rule, therefore, all religions are more or less good and praiseworthy. The followers of this theory are not only deceived and mistaken, but since they repudiate the true religion by attacking it in its very essence, they move step by step toward naturalism and atheism. Hence it clearly follows that anyone who gives assent to such theories and undertakings utterly abandons divinely revealed religion. 

Pius XI, Mortalium Animos


The Gifts are like the wind that fills the sail; the Virtues are like the oars

The Gifts of the Holy Ghost are habits accompanying sanctifying grace whereby a man is well disposed to receive the inspirations and movements of the Holy Ghost.  In the gifts, therefore, it is the Holy Ghost Himself who inspires man towards goodness; in the virtues man is moved by right reason sided by grace.  The gifts of the Holy Ghost are seven in number; wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, piety, fortitude, and the fear of God.  Each corresponds to a specific virtue.  The Fruits of the Holy Ghost which St. Paul lists as twelve in number, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continence, and chastity, are human acts which result from the gifts of the Holy Ghost and refresh man with holy and sincere joy.  The beatitudes (St. Matthew lists eight) are external acts of the virtues and gifts which in their own special way lead man to happiness both on earth and especially in heaven. 

Rev. Dominic Prummer, Handbook of Moral Theology


All ceremonies are professions of faith, in which the interior worship of God consists. Now man can make profession of his inward faith, by deeds as well as by words: and in either profession, if he make a false declaration, he sins mortally.

St. Thomas Aquinas, (ST, I-II, Q. 103, Art. 4)


“To-day the head of the serpent of old was crushed by her”

Leaving aside charity towards God, who can contemplate the Immaculate Virgin without feeling moved to fulfill that precept which Christ called peculiarly His own, namely that of loving one another as He loved us? “A great sign,” thus the Apostle St. John describes a vision divinely sent him, appears in the heavens: “A woman clothed with the sun, and with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars upon her head” (Apoc. xii., 1). Everyone knows that this woman signified the Virgin Mary, the stainless one who brought forth our Head. The Apostle continues: “And, being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered” (Apoc. xii., 2). John therefore saw the Most Holy Mother of God already in eternal happiness, yet travailing in a mysterious childbirth. What birth was it? Surely it was the birth of us who, still in exile, are yet to be generated to the perfect charity of God, and to eternal happiness. And the birth pains show the love and desire with which the Virgin from heaven above watches over us, and strives with unwearying prayer to bring about the fulfillment of the number of the elect.[….] And let all, with humble prayer and entreaty, implore of God, through the intercession of Mary, that those who have abandoned the truth may repent. We know, indeed, from experience that such prayer, born of charity and relying on the Virgin, has never been vain. True, even in the future the strife against the Church will never cease, “for there must be also heresies, that they also who are reproved may be made manifest among you” (I Cor. xi., 19). But neither will the Virgin ever cease to succor us in our trials, however grave they be, and to carry on the fight fought by her since her conception, so that every day we may repeat: “To-day the head of the serpent of old was crushed by her” (Office Immac. Con., 11. Vespers, Magnif.). 

Pope St. Pius X, Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum, On the Immaculate Conception, 1904


Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty (2 Cor. 6:14-18).


We decree that those who give credence to the teachings of heretics, as well as those who receive, defend, or patronize them, are excommunicated... If anyone refuses to avoid such accomplices after they have been ostracized by the Church, let them also be excommunicated. 

Lateran Council IV



“The efficient cause [of our justification] is the merciful God who washes and sanctifies gratuitously (I Cor. 6: 2), signing and anointing with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the pledge of our inheritance” (Eph. 1: 13 f.). 

Council of Trent



Kindness is a virtue that does not think about its own interest; does not wait for the call of duty; has no need of aesthetic attraction to solicit it; but is instinctively the more drawn towards its object, the more the object is wretched, poor, forsaken, and, humanly speaking, contemptible.

Rev. Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, O. P. 


“Cut off from the Church: One must neither pray nor sing psalms with those who are cut off from the communion of the Church, whether clergy or layman: let him be excommunicated.” 

Council of Carthage


All the virtues when separated from charity fall very short of perfection, since they cannot in default of this virtue fulfill their own end, which is to render man happy.  I do not say that, without it, they cannot be born and even develop; but they are dependent on charity for their perfection, for their completeness to draw therefrom the strength to will in God and to receive from His mercy the manna of true merit and of the sanctification of those heart wherein they are found.  Charity is among the virtues as the sun among the stars - it gives to all their brightness and their beauty.  Faith, hope, fear, sorrow ordinarily precede charity into the soul, there to prepare its abode, but once love arrives they obey and minister to it like all other virtues; charity, by its presence, animates, beautifies and vivifies them all.  St. Francis de Sales


In this way, the Pope would, without doubt, fall into schism: ...He would do that if he did not observe that which the Universal Church observes in basing herself on the Tradition of the Apostles, or if he did not observe that which has been ordained for the whole world by the universal councils or by the authority of the Apostolic See. Especially is this true with regard to the Divine Liturgy, as, for example, if he did not wish personally to follow the universal customs and rites of the Church. This same holds true for other aspects of the liturgy in a very general fashion, as would be the case of one unwilling to celebrate with priestly vestments, or in consecrated places, or with candles, or if he refused to make the sign of the cross as other priests do, or other similar things which, in a general way, relate to perpetual usage in conformity with the Canons.... By thus separating himself apart, and with obstinacy, from the observance of the universal customs and rites of the Church, the pope could fall into schism. 

Cardinal Juan de Torquemada


The Same Standard applies to Conciliar Heretics!

Before answering the accusation (that Popes Liberius and Honorius were heretics and formally taught heresy), we must once more remind our opponents that, in order to overturn our thesis (of papal infallibility), they must prove not merely that Liberius or Honorius has spoken or written what is contrary to faith, or denied it, but that he did so as Pope, teaching in matters of faith or morals, and thereby binding the Universal Church.  If they cannot prove this, they prove nothing, for the fallibility would then be only personal and private, and would no more affect the infallibility of the Pope as Universal teacher, than the denial of Peter in the Court of the High Priest injured his infallibility as Prince of the Apostles.  They must, then, first produce good, historical evidence of the fact; secondly, they must prove that it was a definition or teaching contrary to truth in matters of faith; and, thirdly, that the Pope intended, by his teaching, to bind the Universal Church to believe it.

Rev. F. X. Weninger, S.J., D.D., On the Apostolical and Infallible Authority of the Pope, when teaching the faithful, and on his relation to a General Council


“For,” as she declared to the Baudricourt, the Dauphin’s representative, “the kingdom does not appertain to the Dauphin, but to my Lord.  But it is the will of my Lord that the Dauphin should be made king and should hold the kingdom in commendam.”  “And who is thy Lord?,” asked Baudricourt.  “My Lord is the King of heaven,” replied Joan….. To the Dauphin Charles she said: “I am called Joan the Virgin, and through me does the King of heaven give you to understand that you shall be vice-regent of the King of heaven who is King of France.  To the Duke of Burgundy, who was in alliance with the enemy, she said:  “I tell you by order of the King of heaven, that all who make war on the said holy kingdom, make war on the King Jesus, the King of heaven and of all the earth.” 

St. Joan of Arc, Virgin


Tip for a Judicial Vicar on framing officious sounding charges:

The said accused has called up demons and evil spirits, consulted and frequented them, and entered into pacts and treaties with them...  She has fallen into many and divers and most evil errors, all infected with heresy.  She has said, declared, voiced, uttered, and impressed on the hearts of simple people certain false and lying propositions both tinged with heresy and actually heretical.  They are contrary to our Catholic faith, against the statutes delivered and approved by the General Councils; they are scandalous and sacrilegious, contrary to good customs, and offensive to pious ears; she had given counsel, aid and favor to those who have said, uttered affirmed, and promulgated these propositions. 

St. Joan of Arc, Virgin, Canonical Charges First & Third Articles


I commit myself to Our Lord, Who sent me, to our Lady, and to all the blessed saints of Paradise.  Our Lord and the Church are all one, so why do you make difficulties? 

St. Joan of Arc, Virgin, in reply to her accusers’ demand for obedience



"The last thing I ask of you—and I ask it in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—is that you love him alone, that you trust implicitly in him and that you encourage one another continually to suffer for the love of him."

St. Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi, Last words to her sisters at Carmel



A Saint for Our Times

In our time more than ever before, the greatest asset of those disposed toward evil is the cowardice and weakness of good men, and all the vigor of Satan’s reign is due to the easygoing weakness of Catholics. Oh! if I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the Prophet Zachary did in spirit (Zach. 13:6a): ‘What are those wounds in the midst of Thy hands?’ The answer would not be doubtful: ‘…With these I was wounded in the house of them that loved me’ (Zach. 13:6b). I was wounded by my friends, who did nothing to defend me, and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of my adversaries. And this reproach can be leveled at the weak and timid Catholic of all countries. 

St. Pope Pius X, at the beatification of Joan of Arc, December 13, 1908


Treachery and Ingratitude in Christ’s Anointed is not only a modern problem

When all the arguments as to responsibility have been heard, there remains one certain fact: French priests and lawyers tried and condemned Joan, and every witness against her was French.  None of them need have taken part in the trial.  They could have left the dirty work to an English ecclesiastical court.  As it was, five bishops, thirty-two doctors of theology, sixteen bachelors of theology, nine doctors of civil law and canon law, seven doctors of medicine, and more than eighty other priests and lawyers were involved in her trial.  Except five, every one of them was French.  Only a handful of them were obviously well disposed toward Joan, at least in the earlier stages of her trial. 

John Beevers, St. Joan of Arc


The life of this Spouse of Christ was one continued miracle. Her ecstacies and raptures were almost of every day's occurrence. The lights given to her regarding the Mysteries were extraordinary; and in order to prepare her for those sublime communications, God would have her go through the severest trials of the spiritual life. She triumphed over them all; and her love having found its nourishment in them, she could not be happy without suffering; for nothing else seemed to satisfy the longings of the love that burned within her. At the same time, her heart was filled to overflowing with charity for her neighbour: she would have saved all mankind, and her charity to all, even for their temporal well-being, was something heroic. God blessed Florence on her account; and as to the City itself, she so endeared herself to its people, by her admirable virtues, that devotion to her, even to this day, which is more than two (it is now four hundred years) hundred years since her death, is as fervent as ever it was.
One of the most striking proofs of the divine origin and holiness of the Church is to be found in such privileged souls as Magdalene de Pazzi, on whom we see the Mysteries of our salvation acting with such direct influence. God so loved the world, as to give it his Only Begotten Son (St. John, 3, 16); and this Son of God deigns to love some of His creatures with such special affection, and to lavish upon them such extraordinary favours, that all men may have some idea of the love wherewith His Sacred Heart is inflamed for this world, which he redeemed at the price of His Blood. Happy those Christians that appreciate and relish these instances of Jesus' special love! Happy they that can give Him thanks for bestowing such gifts on some of our fellow-creatures! They have the true light; whereas they that have an unpleasant feeling at hearing of such things, and are angry at the thought that there can be an intimacy between God and any soul of which they are not worthy, this class of people prove that there is a great deal of darkness mixed up with their faith.

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, St. Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi


Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections… You will be consoled according to the greatness of your sorrow and affliction; the greater the suffering, the greater will be the reward.  

St. Mary Magdalen de'Pazzi, Carmelite


He decreed that the Holy Sacrifice should be offered up on their tombs.  The Church still keeps this law in mind by requiring that all altars, whether fixed or portable, must have, amongst the relics that are placed in them, a portion of some belonging to the martyrs. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Feast of St. Felix I, Pope and Martyr


Prayer ought to be humble, fervent, resigned, persevering, and accompanied with great reverence. One should consider that he stands in the presence of a God, and speaks with a Lord before whom the angels tremble from awe and fear.

 St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi


The landing of the Roman missioners, and their marching through the country, to the chant of the Litany; the willing and almost kind welcome given them by king Ethelbert; the influence exercised by queen Bertha, a French Catholic, in the establishment of the faith among the Saxons; the baptism of ten thousand neophytes, on Christmas day, and in the bed of a river; the foundation of the metropolitan see of Canterbury, one of the most illustrious Churches of Christendom on account of the holiness and noble doing of its Archbishops; all these episodes of England’s conversion are eloquent proofs of God’s predilection…. But who can help feeling sad at the thought that a country, favored as England has been with such graces, should have apostatized from the faith; have repaid with hatred that Rome which made her Christian; and have persecuted with unheard-of cruelties the Benedictine Order to which she owed so much of her glory? 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, The Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury



Sacramental Baptism was traditionally administered on the Vigils of Easter and Pentecost, however, in cases of necessity, what was held as necessary was never withheld!

“In a case of necessity any time is allowable for baptism.  Wherefore, as it is quite clear that these two seasons (Easter and Pentecost) of which we have been speaking are the rightful ones for baptizing the elect in Church, we admonish you, beloved, not to associate other days with this observance.  Because, although there are other feasts also to which much reverence is due in God’s honor, nevertheless a rational and mystical exception must be observed by us for this principal and greatest sacrament: not, however, prohibiting the license to succor those who are in danger by administering Baptism to them at any time.  For while we put off the vows of those who are not pressed by ill health and live in peaceful security to those two closely connected and cognate feasts, let us not at any time refuse this which is the only safeguard of true salvation to anyone in peril of death, in the crisis of a siege, in the distress of persecution, in the terror of shipwreck.”

Pope St. Leo the Great, Letter #6, 447AD


“Let him heed what the blessed apostle Peter preaches, that sanctification by the Spirit is effected by the sprinkling of Christ’s blood (1 Pet. 1:2)… It is He, Jesus Christ, who has come through water and blood, not in water only, but in water and blood.  And because the Spirit is truth, it is the Spirit who testifies.  For there are three who give testimony – Spirit and water and blood.  And the three are one.  (1 Jn. 5:4-8) In other words, the Spirit of Sanctification and the Blood of Redemption and the Water of Baptism. These three are ONE and remain indivisible. None of them is separable from its link with the others.

Pope St. Leo the Great, Dogmatic letter to Flavian, Council of Chalcedon, 451AD


“You have read, therefore, that the three witnesses in Baptism are one: water, blood, and the spirit; and if you withdraw any one of these, the Sacrament of Baptism is not valid.  For what is water without the cross of Christ?  A common element without any sacramental effect.  Nor on the other hand is there any mystery of regeneration without water: for ‘unless a man be born again of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.’ [John 3:5]  Even a catechumen believes in the cross of the Lord Jesus, by which also he is signed; but, unless he be baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, he cannot receive the remission of sins nor be recipient of the gift of spiritual grace.” 

St. Ambrose, De Mysteriis, 390-391AD



“But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.” (Matt. 5:37) 

The “terrible mess” has already been made!

“Pope Francis said, ‘If we speak explicitly about communion for the divorced and remarried, you do not know what a terrible mess we will make. So we won’t speak plainly, do it in a way that the premises are there, then I will draw out the conclusions.’ Typical of a Jesuit.”

Abp. Bruno Forte quoting Pope Francis’ strategy for overturning Catholic doctrine without appearing to overturn Catholic doctrine in his “merciful application” of unchanging infallible Catholic doctrine.



DEFINITION: “Climate Denier” = Progressive popular term used by ideologues of the Gaia Religion, a pantheistic pagan earth worshiping cult, to identify and stigmatize ‘infidels’. The religion employs “infallible” teleologically formulated computer climate models designed to demonstrate that global warming is in fact theoretically occurring. It is an unstated presupposition taken on faith that this alleged global warming is induced by western culture and is everywhere and always harmful to Mother Earth. The cult demands the ritual murder through forced abortion and euthanasia of 5.5 billion people as a necessary blood offering to placate Mother Earth.  



We are bound, under pain of anathema, to believe the Church in all things, as is evident from Matthew xviii: ‘And if he will not hear the Church let him be to thee as the heathen and publican’ (i.e.: let him be anathema). All the councils, moreover, declare anathema against those who do not assent to the Church’s decrees. (i.e.: her dogmas). But it would be an iniquitous thing to be bound under so heavy a penalty to assent to things that would be uncertain and might sometimes be false…. Our opinion is that it is absolutely impossible for the Church to err, either in things which are absolutely necessary or in others which she proposes to us to be believed or to be performed by us, no matter whether they are or are not expressly contained in the Scriptures. And when we say that the Church cannot err, we understand this boon of all the faithful and of all the bishops, so that the sense of the proposition that the Church cannot err is, that all the faithful hold as of faith must needs be true and of faith, and, likewise, that what all the bishops teach as belonging to the faith must needs be true and of faith.

St. Robert Bellarmine, The Church Militant, cap. XIV, vol. XXXI, no. LXII


His life was one of exploits, and each was a victory, Cordova, the city of the Caliphs, was conquered by this warrior Saint.  At once its Alhambra ceased to be a palace of Mahometan effeminacy and crime.  Its splendid Mosque was consecrated to the divine service, and afterwards became the Cathedral of the City.  The followers of Mahomet, 500 years previous,  had robbed the Church of St. James at Compostella of its bells, and had them brought in triumph to Cordova; Ferdinand ordered them to be carried thither again, on the backs of the Moors. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Feast of St. Ferdinand of Castile



"Disorder in society is the result of disorder in the family."

St. Angela Merici



Patient Waiting on God

It was not till 1535, after forty long years of discouragement and delay, that St. Angela Merici was able, with twelve young companions, to lay the first foundation of her institute.  Her children , she says in the rules, are to be true virgins of Christ, living in their own homes, but sacrificing themselves for the poor, the ignorant, and the afflicted, as Christ their Spouse had given Himself for them.  That her name might be unknown, she placed her institute under the care of St. Urusla.  During St. Angela Merici’s long period of uncertainty, she started on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to obtain light from God.  When off Crete she was suddenly struck with blindness.  She visited, however, the Holy Places, and the keenness of her faith made good her want of sight.  On the homeward voyage her sight was miraculously restored.  When the vessel was almost lost, Angela’s perfect calm inspired the very sailors with heart and courage.  And when on her landing in Italy, Pope Clement VII offered her an asylum in Rome, Angela preferred to return to Bresica and wait there till God should make known His will.

Fr. Henry Bowden, Life of St. Angela Merici


The day when society, forgetting the Church’s doctrinal decisions (i.e.: dogmas), has asked the press and the tribune, newspapers and assemblies, what is truth and what is error, on that day error and truth are confounded in all intellects, society enters on the regions of shadows, and falls under the empire of fictions….. The doctrinal intolerance of the Church has saved the world from chaos. Her doctrinal intolerance has placed beyond question political, domestic, social, and religious truths, - primitive and holy truths, which are not subject to discussion, because they are the foundation of all discussions; truths which cannot be called into doubt for a moment without the understanding on that moment oscillating, lost between truth and error, and the clear mirror of human reason becoming soiled and obscured… Doubt perpetually comes from doubt, and skepticism from skepticism, as truth from faith, and science from truth.

Donoso Cortes, Essays




What took 700 years to accomplish will soon be lost by one feckless generation of apostates grown soft with the slogans of "religious liberty"!



When Al-Mamsur conquered Santiago de Compostela and razed its church, he forced the Catholics to carry the large church bells to Cordoba, his capital. Five hundred years later, St. Ferdinand re-conquered Cordoba and obliged the Moslems to return the same bells to Compostella.








The Authority of the Pope, as it is with every one of the faithful, is subject to the Faith and not vice versa as the Neo-Modernists would have it!

v “Peter is called a rock, and the foundations of the Church are planted in his faith.” St. Gregory of Nazianzen

v “Faith is the groundwork of the Church, because of the faith, and not of the person of Peter, it was said, that the gates of death should never prevail against it.” St. Ambrose

v “He (Christ) called him Peter, that is, the rock, and praised the foundations of the Church which was built on the Apostle’s faith.  St. Augustine

v “Peter was made for us a living rock, on which, as on a foundation, the faith of the Lord rests, and on which the Church is erected.” St. Epiphanius

v “He (Christ) did not say Petrus, but Petra, because He did not build His Church upon the man, but upon the faith of Peter.” St. John Chrysostom

v “Peter so pleased the Lord by the sublimity of his faith, that, after being admitted to the fruition of bliss, he received the solidity of an immovable rock, on which the Church was so firmly built, as to bid defiance to the gates of hell and the laws of death.  St. Leo the Great

v “On this rock, namely, on the unshaken faith, to which thou owest thy name, I will built my Church.” Caesarius the Cistercian

Quotations taken from Fr. F. X. Weninger, D.D., On the Apostolical and Infallible Authority of the Pope when teaching the faithful and on his relation to a General Council



“I will not pray with you, nor shall you pray with me; neither will I say “Amen” to your prayers, nor shall you to mine.” 

St. Margaret Clitherow addressing heretics at her execution


He who, when he has once knocked, is angry because he is not forwith heard, is not a humble petitioner, but an imperious exactor.  However long He may cause thee to wait, do thou patiently tarry the Lord’s leisure. 

St. Peter Chrysologus



"I am more afraid of the curse of one poor woman, than of all the Saracen armies together. 

St. Ferdinand of Castile



God cannot be offered anything less than everything!

God is Sufficient to Himself and Does Not Need Any Creature:

Let us consider that the first reason why we are useless servants arises from the greatness, sufficiency and plenitude of God, Who calls Himself Sadai, that is, “sufficient to Himself,” because He is so sufficient to Himself and replete with good, that He has no need of us nor of any creature of heaven or earth. Even the God-Man, Jesus Christ our Lord, says: “I have said to the Lord: Thou art my God, for thou hast no need of my goods” (Ps 15, 2).

The fact that God has no need of our goods is an infallible mark of His divinity. That is why, when we offer or give anything to God, we sacrifice it to Him, that is, annihilate it before Him, to testify thereby that He has no need of anything. If anyone presented a valuable horse to a governor and were to kill the animal when offering it, the governor would not be pleased because the gift would be useless to him. But the greatest service we can render to God is to sacrifice and annihilate our offerings, to testify thereby that He has no need of them. This why Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself on the Cross. Now, if Jesus Christ is not necessary to God, and if all the angels and saints and the Blessed Virgin can say: “We are unprofitable servants,” with how much greater truth can we say it?

Let us rejoice that God is so replete with every conceivable good; let us be glad to be useless because He is quite sufficient to Himself.

St. John Eudes, Meditations on Various Subjects: 8th Meditation on Humility


External Profession of Faith

Both God and the Church command the external profession of faith.

The DIVINE PRECEPT to profess one’s faith externally is easily gathered from the words of St. Paul: “The heart has only to believe, we are to be justified; the lips have only to make confession, if we are to be saved” (Rom. x, 9-10), and it follows from the very nature man himself who must worship God not only with his mind but also with his body. This precept is both affirmative and negative in character. Its negative aspect forbids man to deny his faith externally, which he may do either directly—by formal infidelity—or indirectly, by some action which externally gives a clear indication of denial of faith even though the agent himself has no intention of denying his faith. Thus, for example, a person indirectly denies his faith by partaking of the Protestant communion even though in his own mind he does not believe that Christ is present in that communion. It is never permissible to deny one’s faith either directly or indirectly, because every denial of faith is a grave insult to God since it undermines the authority of God and the reverence due to Him. Hence Christ’s threat: “Whoever disowns me before men, before my Father in heaven I too will disown him” (Matt. X, 32). But although it is never lawful to deny one’s faith, occasions do arise when it is permissible to conceal or dissemble one’s faith, as will be explained later.

According to St. Thomas the divine precept obliges man to make an external profession of his faith when failure to do so would detract from the honour due to God or cause injury to the spiritual welfare of one’s neighbour.

1.     The honour due to God demands an external profession of faith: a) when a man is questioned by public authority (not by private persons) about his faith; b) when a person is provoked even by private individuals through hatred of religion to a denial of his faith in word or deed.

2.     The spiritual welfare of our neighbour requires an external profession of faith when grave scandal would ensue from its omission (v.g., Libellatici amongst the early Christians).

Dominic Prummer, Handbook Moral Theology

NOTE: Our immemorial ecclesiastical traditions are necessary attributes of the Faith because, without them, there can be no “external profession of the faith.” 




DETINITION: Virtue which confers goodness on its owner makes his acts good (Aristotle). This definition is primarily true of the moral virtues which make both man himself and his acts good. Another definition is that given by St. Augustine, referring to the infused virtues: virtue is a good quality of the soul enabling man to live well, which no one can use for evil, produced in man by God without man’s assistance. The nature of virtue is understood more clearly by comparing it with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Ghost and with the beatitudes.

THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY GHOST are habits accompanying sanctifying grace whereby a man is well disposed to receive the inspirations and movements of the Holy Ghost. In the gifts, therefore, it is the Holy Ghost Himself who inspires man towards goodness; in the virtues man is moved by right reason aided by grace. The gifts of the Holy Ghost are seven in number: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, piety, fortitude, fear.

The gift of wisdom (corresponding to the virtue of charity) is a habit infused by God which makes the soul responsive to the Holy Ghost in the contemplation of divine things and in the use of Gods ideas to judge both created and divine matters,—The first effect of wisdom is a filial fear of God, but its supreme effect is a welcome peace in the heart of man.

The gift of understanding is a supernatural enlightenment given to man in the form of a habit whereby he grasps revealed truths easily and intimately.

The gift of knowledge (the science of the saints) enables man through some form of spiritual relish and warmth of charity to judge everything in its relationship to his supernatural end by means of inferior causes— The gifts of understanding and of knowledge aid and perfect the virtue of faith.

The gift of counsel (which aids and perfects the virtue of prudence) enables man to judge and command individual acts.

The gift of piety (which aids and perfects the virtue of justice) enables man to show reverence both for God as a most loving Father and for men as the sons of God.

The gift of fortitude (which aids and perfects the virtue of fortitude) gives the soul a singular strength in resisting evil and attaining to everlasting life.

The gift of fear (which aids and perfects the virtue of hope) impels man to a profound respect for the majesty of God.

THE FRUITS OP THE HOLY GHOST which St. Paul lists as twelve in number (charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continence, chastity) are human acts which result from the gifts of the Holy Ghost and refresh man with holy and sincere joy.

The beatitudes (of which St. Matthew lists eight, St. Luke four) are external acts of the virtues and gifts which in their own special way lead to happiness both on earth and especially in Heaven.

Rev. Dominic Prummer, Handbook of Moral Theology



 “Neither any priest nor bishop, nay, not even the Pope, can give you permission to violate any of the commandments.” 

Fr. Michael Muller, God the Teacher of Mankind


“If any one saith, that the received and approved rites of the Catholic Church, wont to be used in the solemn administration of the sacraments, may be contemned, or without sin be omitted at pleasure by the ministers, or be changed, by every pastor of the churches, into other new ones; let him be anathema.”

Council of Trent, Canon XIII, On the Sacraments

“The favorite comeback of progressives is that ‘the liturgy kept developing over time, so you can’t say that Catholics ‘always’ worshiped this or that way.’ But that is a superficial response. The deeper truth is that Catholics have always worshiped according to the liturgy they have received, and any development occurred within this fundamental assumption of the continuity of the rituals, chants, and texts. The work of the Consilium of the 1960s rejected (N.B. actually, rejected by Rev. Annibale Bugnini in 1948) this assumption in altering almost every aspect of the liturgy, adding and deleting material according to their own theories. Therefore what they produced is not and can never be an expression of Catholic tradition; it will always remain a foreign body.”

Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D.





“With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spake unto them, they fought against me without cause.” (Ps. cxix) “Forty years long was I nigh unto that generation, and said: They do always err in their heart; and they have not known My ways to whom I swore in My wrath that they should not enter into My rest.” (Ps. xciv)

Jews_Benedict.jpg“In the later editions of the Talmud the allusions to Christianity are few and cautious compared with the earlier or unexpurgated copies. The last of these was published at Amsterdam in 1645. In them our Lord and Saviour is ‘that One,’ ‘such a One,’ ‘a fool,’ ‘the leper,’ ‘the deceiver or Israel,’ &c.; efforts are made to prove that He is the son of Joseph Pandira before his marriage with Mary. His miracles are attributed to sorcery, the secret of which He brought in a slit in his flesh out of Egypt. His teacher is said to have been Joshua, the son of Perachlah. This Joshua is said to have afterwards excommunicated Him to the sound of 800 rams’ horns, although he must have lived seventy years before His time. Forty days before the death of Jesus a witness was summoned by public proclamation to attest his innocence, but none appeared. He is said to have been first stoned and then hanged on the eve of the Passover. His disciples are called heretics, and opprobrious names. They are accused of immoral practices; and the New Testament is called a sinful book. The references to these subjects manifest the most bitter aversion and hate.”

Dr. Joseph Barclay, LL.D, Rector of Stapleford, Hertfordshire, London, The Talmud, 1878, from Introduction, p. 30





“Neither Jewish ethics nor Jewish tradition can disqualify terrorism as a means of combat. We are very far from having any moral qualms as far as our national war goes. We have before us the command of the Torah, whose morality surpasses that of any other body of laws in the world: ‘Ye shall blot them out to the last man.’”

Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister 1986-1992, 1943 Quote taken from “Document: Shamir on Terrorism (1943)” Middle East Report 152


You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the “Russian Revolution.”  It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be understated.  Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators.  We cannot state that all Jews are Bolsheviks.  But: without Jews there would have been no Bolshevism.  For a Jew nothing is more insulting than the truth. The blood maddened Jewish terrorists murdered sixty-six million in Russia from 1918 to 1957.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Nobel-Prize winning novelist, historian and victim of Jewish Bolshevism




The “New Evangelization” and the “New Ecclesial Realities”

The “new evangelization” identifies “new ecclesial realities” as the “work of the Holy Spirit” and thus, regards them as the means by which God will bring about a rebirth of Christian faith since the collapse following Vatican II.  These “ecclesial realities” include such entities as the Neocatechumenal Way, Communion and Liberation, the Focolare Movement, and the Charismatic Renewal.  They all embody the novel teachings of Vatican II, which the hierarchy denies as having any causal relationship with the collapse of faith that the “new ecclesial realities” are expected to restore.  These “ecclesial realities” have developed more in Europe and Latin America than in the United States.  The most obvious reason for this is that the U. S. is already a religious pluralistic society that has similar entities as these “ecclesial realities” in every city.  The Masonic brotherhood religion for world peace has a lot in common with Focolare.  The Neocatechumenal Way is comparable to a Baptist Evangelical church and they have a Lutheran theological conception of the Holy Eucharist.  The common thread among all these “ecclesiastical realities” is that they seek an encounter with Christ without the burden of dogma or moral restrictions that dogma imposes.  Cardinal Ratzinger nevertheless at the World Congress of Ecclesial Movements, May 27, 1998, compared these “ecclesial realities” to St. Anthony of the Desert and the early monastic movement, to St. Francis and St. Dominic, St. Ignatius and the Jesuits, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Catherine of Siena.  JP II addressed them on the vigil of Pentecost in 1998 and said:


With the Second Vatican Council, the Comforter recently gave the Church, which according to the Fathers is the place “where the Spirit flourishes” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 749), a renewed Pentecost, instilling a new and unforeseen dynamism. Whenever the Spirit intervenes, he leaves people astonished. He brings about events of amazing newness; he radically changes persons and history. This was the unforgettable experience of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council during which, under the guidance of the same Spirit, the Church rediscovered the charismatic dimension as one of her constitutive elements: “It is not only through the sacraments and the ministrations of the Church that the Holy Spirit makes holy the people, leads them and enriches them with his virtues. Allotting his gifts according as he wills (cf. 1 Cor 12:11), he also distributes special graces among the faithful of every rank.... He makes them fit and ready to undertake various tasks and offices for the renewal and building up of the Church” (Lumen gentium, n.12). […….] Today the Church rejoices at the renewed confirmation of the prophet Joel's words which we have just heard: “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh” (Acts 2:17). You, present here, are the tangible proof of this “outpouring” of the Spirit. Each movement is different from the others, but they are all united in the same communion and for the same mission. Some charisms given by the Spirit burst in like an impetuous wind, which seizes people and carries them to new ways of missionary commitment to the radical service of the Gospel, by ceaselessly proclaiming the truths of faith, accepting the living stream of tradition as a gift and instilling in each person an ardent desire for holiness.[….] In our world, often dominated by a secularized culture which encourages and promotes models of life without God, the faith of many is sorely tested, and is frequently stifled and dies. Thus we see an urgent need for powerful proclamation and solid, in-depth Christian formation. There is so much need today for mature Christian personalities, conscious of their baptismal identity, of their vocation and mission in the Church and in the world! There is great need for living Christian communities! And here are the movements and the new ecclesial communities: they are the response, given by the Holy Spirit, to this critical challenge at the end of the millennium. You are this providential response.

John Paul II, speech addressing “ecclesial movements and new communities.” May 30, 1998, Vigil of Pentecost


Now, Pope Francis, who took credit for introducing the Charismatic movement into Argentina, addressed these “new ecclesial realities” on the vigil of Pentecost and looks to them as the hope for the “new evangelization.”  Pope Francis, who has knelt before Protestant evangelical charismatics to receive their “blessing,” cannot possible have a clue regarding discernment of spirits.  St. Francis and Peter Waldo embraced radical poverty but they were of an entirely different spirit.  One was a saint, the other a heretic.  There is no encounter with Christ without believing His revealed truth, that is, all dogma as formal objects of Divine and Catholic faith, and keeping His commandments.  None of the saints identified by Cardinal Ratzinger ever held any of our ecclesiastical traditions in contempt as these “new ecclesial realities” clearly have done.  And every one of these saints gave evidence of personal holiness and performed the remarkable miracles as a testimony to the truth of their mission.  The winter of Vatican II will be getting a colder and darker.





St. John Eudes: “That there is a special contract made between God and man in Baptism.”

THE name of contract is given to any agreement entered into by two or more persons, in which the parties contracting incur mutual obligations. This clearly shows that a contract. has been entered into by the most Blessed Trinity and you in Baptism; since you have incurred many obligations towards the Blessed Trinity, and the Blessed Trinity has also obliged itself in regard to you. What is the nature of this contract? It is a reciprocal contract of gifts, the highest and most entire that can “enter into the heart of man to conceive;” for in making it you are obliged to give yourself entirely and forever to God; you have renounced all things to be united to Him, and for Him, and God on his part has given Himself entirely to you. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, come to you and take up their abode in your soul, in order to confer honors and benefits on you. They enrich you ‘with spiritual treasures to render you worthy of their three divine Persons.

It is a contract of adoption, since God the Father has taken you for his child, and has conferred on you the right of his inheritance with his only Son, and you have taken God for your Father, and have promised to entertain for him all the love and respect which a child owes to a so good a parent. “Consider,” writes St. John the Evangelist, “what love the Father has testified to you in wishing that you should be called, and that you should, really, be his children.”

Behold the admirable effect of the contract which you have made with God in Baptism, from being the child of wrath and an heir of hell, you have become the child of God and an heir to heaven! What you should not do to acknowledge the infinite goodness of God in your regard?

It is a contract of alliance with the Son of God, since in receiving Baptism you have united yourself to him as to your head, your master, and your sovereign, and since the Son has taken you for His servant and one of the members of his body, which is his Church. How great is the goodness of God, says St. Paul to the newly converted Christians of Corinth; “By whom you arc called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”

What were you before Baptism but the unhappy slave of Satan, and subject like him to eternal punishment? But by Baptism you have been delivered from this unhappy subjection, through the divine alliance which you have contracted with Jesus Christ, which procures you the enjoyment of eternal happiness, if you observe all its conditions.

Finally, it is a contract of alliance with the Person of the Holy Ghost; for faith teaches us, that the Holy Ghost takes the Christian soul as his spouse, and that the Christian reciprocally takes the Holy Ghost for his spouse. In consequence of this sacred alliance, the Holy Ghost calls you “his sister and his spouse,” and as, of yourself, you are poor indeed, he adorns your soul with all the gifts necessary to render it worthy of him, and he comes to take up his abode in it, and to consecrate it as his temple and his sanctuary. […..]

When you had been presented to the church to receive Baptism, you were treated as a person in the possession of the devil, for the priest pronounced over you the exorcism of the church, commanding the wicked spirit to depart from you, and to give place to the Holy Ghost.

This ceremony teaches you that by original sin you were really in possession of the devil, and that he abided in you, but that, through Baptism, he has been cast out of you; that your soul has been purified from the horrible stain which disfigured it, and that the Holy Ghost, having sanctified and ornamented it with his grace, comes to take up his abode in it. […..]

That Baptism imprints in your soul a spiritual character, which no sin can efface. This character is a proof that from this time you do not belong to yourself, but that you are the property of Jesus Christ, who has purchased you by the infinite price of his blood and of his death. You are not of yourself, but you are of Christ’s therefore, St. Paul concludes, “that the Christian should no longer live for himself, but for Him who died and rose again for him;” that is to say, that the Christian should live a life of grace, and that he should consecrate to his Redeemer his spirit, his heart, and all his actions. […..]

The Priest introduced you into the Church, by saying, “Enter into the house of God, that you may have eternal life.” This ceremony teaches you that Baptism enables you to enter into the Society of Jesus Christ, and of all the faithful who compose the house or family of God. By this entry, you begin to partake of all the good works of the faithful and you acquire a right to the sacraments, to the prayers, and to all the other good works which are done in the Church. Moreover, in entering into the Church, you have become her child, and have been made a child of God, the heir of God, and co-heir of Jesus Christ; you entered into society and communion with the angels and all the blessed who are in Heaven. By this ceremony you are likewise taught that, in order to be united to Jesus Christ, and to have eternal life, it is necessary to be a member of the Church, and to persevere therein to the end, believing all she teaches, obeying all she commands.

St. John Eudes, excerpt from Man’s Contract with God in Baptism

COMMENT: St. John Eudes makes clear what every faithful Catholic should already know, that is, it is by virtue of the sacrament of Baptism received with Faith that makes a person a Child of God. The Neo-modernist popes since Vatican II heretically teach that everyone is a child of God by virtue of the Incarnation of the Logos, the Word becoming flesh, where the second Person of the Trinity, by personally uniting Himself with our human nature, thereby elevated all humanity to being children of God by virtue of this shared humanity. For them, Baptism is only an outward sign signifying what has already taken place. It reduces Baptism from a performative sign that is necessity of means for salvation to a simple necessity of precept which obligates only those who feel some inner compulsion to obey. It is this fundamental corruption of revealed truth that makes modern ecumenism with such events as the blasphemous “Prayer Meeting at Assisi” possible. For them the “spiritual character” imprinted on the soul at Baptism is meaningless. The “spiritual character” is both the sign of and cause of the adoption as Sons of God. The character is like a receptacle that makes the reception of the sacramental grace of adoption possible. Those who have the character of the sacrament without the sanctifying grace of adoption will suffer the greatest torments of all in hell.

It is an unfortunate fact that the many traditional Catholics and conservative Catholics believe this tripe and profess that any “good-willed” Protestant, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist, etc., etc. can be a child of God, a member of the Church, a temple of the Holy Ghost and an heir to heaven by virtue of being a “good” Protestant, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist, etc., etc.  This error is derived essentially from the more fundamental error of denying Dogma as Dogma, by overturning Dogma in its very nature. For these Neo-modernists, Dogma is not the revealed truth of God but only a human axiom open to unending refinement and new interpretations.   

But the truth is that Dogma is divine revelation formally and infallibly defined by the Magisterium of the Church.  It is irreformable in both the truth it declares and the words that it uses to define. It constitutes the formal object of divine and Catholic faith and is the proximate rule of faith for every faithful child of God. Not until every traditional Catholic recognizes and defends this truth will any effective resistance to Neo-modernist error be effectively mounted.





Pope to Italian Bishops: A synodal Church is open to everyone

As the Italian Bishops conclude their 77th General Assembly, Pope Francis urges the Italian Church to continue journeying together on the synodal path to promote the "co-responsibility" of laypeople and clergy and build a less clerical Church.

Vatican News | Lisa Zengarini | May 23, 2023

Vatican_NEWS.jpgPope Francis on Thursday encouraged the Italian Church to continue its synodal process “with courage and determination”, above all by “valuing the potential” present in its parishes and Christian communities.

The Pope was addressing the bishops and diocesan representatives of the synodal path in Italy in the Paul VI Audience Hall, as the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) concluded its 77th General Assembly focused on the synodal process in the lead up to the 2021-2024 Synod on Synodality.

A unique spiritual experience of conversion and renewal

The Holy Father introduced his speech by noting that the process is a “unique spiritual experience of conversion and renewal” which can make ecclesial communities “more missionary and more prepared to evangelize today's world”.

As the Italian Church concludes the two-year listening phase and enters the discerning phase, he therefore offered four recommendations responding to some questions submitted by the CEI Permanent Committee regarding the pastoral priorities for the Italian Church, how to overcome objections and concerns, and the participation of clergy and lay people.  

Keep walking guided by the Holy Spirit

The first indication he gave was to “keep walking guided by the Holy Spirit”, always serving the Gospel and cultivating “the freedom and creativity” of those who bear witness to the good news of God's love by “staying grounded in what is essential”.

“A Church weighed down by structures, bureaucracy, formalism – said the Pope - will struggle to walk through history, in step with the Spirit, meeting the men and women of our time”.

Ecclesial co-responsibility

The second instruction the Pope gave was to make Church together, that is enhancing “ecclesial co-responsibility” by involving all the baptized  in the life and mission of the Church as called for by the Second Vatican Council.

“We need Christian communities in which space expands, where everyone can feel at home, where the structures and pastoral means favor not the creation of small groups, but the joy of being and feeling co-responsible.”

Church ministry – the Pope stressed – can never be exercised without others. This applies to bishops, whose ministry cannot do without that of priests and deacons and to priests and deacons themselves, but also to the entire community of the baptized, “in which each one walks with other brothers and sisters at the school of the one Gospel and in the light of the Spirit”.

“We must ask the Holy Spirit to make us understand and experience how to be ordained ministers and how to exercise the ministry in this time and in this Church: never without the Other with a capital "O”.”

An open Church

The third point highlighted by Pope Francis was to be a Church open to everyone, able to listen to the voices of young people, women, the poor, those who are disillusioned, those who have been hurt in their lives, as opposed to what is still perceived as “self-referential” and clerical Church.

Clericalism is a perversion and a clerical bishop or priest is perverse, but a clericalist layman or laywoman are even worse.

“The Synod”, the Pope insisted “calls us to become a Church that walks joyfully, humbly and creatively in our time, aware that we are all vulnerable and need one another”.

A "restless" Church

Finally, the last instruction Pope Francis gave to be a "restless" Church “that welcomes the challenges of our time, that knows how to go out to everyone to proclaim the joy of the Gospel”, without prejudices.

“We are called to collect the anxieties of history and to allow ourselves to be questioned, to bring them before God, to immerse them in Christ's Passover.”

The Holy Spirit is the protagonist of the synodal process

Bringing his address to a close, Pope Francis again encouraged the Italian Church to continue this journey together, trusting in the Holy Spirit, “the protagonist of the synodal process”. “It  is He who opens individuals and communities to listening; it is he who makes dialogue authentic and fruitful; it is he who enlightens discernment; it is he who directs choices and decisions. It is he above all the One who creates harmony and  communion in the Church”, Pope Francis concluded.

“Let's entrust ourselves the Holy Spirit. He is harmony. He causes all this disorder, but He is capable of creating harmony which is something totally different from the order that we could create by ourselves.”

COMMENT: Proselytism is considered "solemn nonsense" and clearly antagonistic to the "Synodal Way" because it is "self-referential". The Catholic Church is "self-referential" in the sense that the Church is the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and the essence of salvation is conformity to Jesus Christ. Therefore those who want to find salvation can only do so by conformity of Jesus Christ and His Church and that is why the Catholic Church's Mission must necessarily be to proselytize and has been so from the first Pentecost. On the first Pentecost, "They therefore that received (St. Peter's) word, were baptized; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls (Acts 2:41) i.e.: three thousands souls were proselytized to the Catholic Church. This was done in direct obedience to the Mission of the Church given by Jesus Christ who said, "All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world" (Matt. 28:18-20).

So just what is the Mission of this "restless" Church of the New Advent, this "open Church" of the New Evangelization, this Church of the Synodal Way that through "dialogue" is "collecting the anxieties of history"? It claims its Mission is to bring about a "unique spiritual experience of conversion and renewal" that denies, or rather more to the point, is in direct opposition to the necessity for salvation to conform to the Truth revealed by God or to keep His commandments. This cannot be a "unique spiritual experience" because it is the path followed by every damned soul that has ever lived because, as St. Augustine said, it 'seeks the love of self to the contempt of God'. The sin against the Holy Spirit that cannot be forgiven in this world or the next was spoken of by Jesus Christ in the context of the Pharisees attributing the miracles done by the power of God to the work of the devil. It is just as blasphemous to attribute the work of the devil to the Holy Ghost. What is certain is that the Holy Ghost is NOT the "protagonist of the synodal process". It is manifestly the work of the devil because only the devil can "cause all this disorder". We have seen and know their fruit.




Remember in your charity:  

Remember the welfare of our expectant mothers: Erika Zepeda,

The health and spiritual welfare of Nate Schaeffer is the petition of Gene Peters,

Peg Berry requests our prayers for her brother, William Habekost,

Louise McCarthy, who has recently suffered a stroke,

For the health and welfare of Katherine Wedel,

Robert Hickson, a faithful Catholic apologist who is in failing health and for his wife, Maike, and children,

For the spiritual welfare of the Carmelite nuns in Fairfield, PA,

Geralyn Zagorski, recovery of her health and spiritual welfare, is the petition of Philip Thees,

For the grandson of Joe & Liz Agusta,

The health of Joseph Cox,

Fr. Waters requests our prayers for the health and spiritual welfare of Elvira Donaghy,

For the health and conversion of Stephen Henderson,

Fr. Paul DaDamio requests our prayers for the welfare of Rob Ward, and his sister, Debra Wagaman,

For the health and spiritual welfare of Peggy Cummings, the neice of Camila Meiser, who is gravely ill,

Kaitlyn McDonald, for the recovery of her health and spiritual welfare,

Roco Sbardella, for his health and spiritual welfare,

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The welfare of the Sal Massinio family is the petition of the Drew’s,

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Monica Bandlow petitions prayers for Kathy Simons, Regina Quinn, James Mulgrew, Ruth Beaucheane, John Kopczynski, Roger & Mandy Owen Family, for the welfare of Lazarus Handley, his mother, Julia, and his brother, Raphael, with Down’s Syndrome,

Fr. Waters requests prayers for the spiritual and physical welfare of Frank McKee,

Nancy Bennett and Julia McDonald, for the recovery of their health,

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Philip Thees asks our prayers for the recovery of Bridget McGuigan, recent hand injury,

Joe Sentmanet request prayers for Scott Nettles (who is in need of conversion) and his father-in-law, Charles Harmon, who are gravely ill,

Michael Brigg requests our prayers for the health of John Romeo,

The health and welfare of Gene Peters,

Conversion of Anton Schwartzmueller, is the paryer request of his children,

Stacy Fernandez requests are prayers for the heath of Terry Patterson, Steven Becerra, and Roberto Valez,

Christine Kozin, for her health and spiritual welfare,

Teresa Gonyea, for her conversion and health, is the petition of her grandmother, Patricia McLaughlin,

Nolan Moran, a three year old diagnosed with brain tumor, and his family,

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Jackie Dougherty asks our prayers for her brother who is gravely ill, John Lee,

Rose Bradley asks our prayers for the health and spiritual welfare of her granddaughter, Meg Bradley,

Timothy & Crisara, a couple from Maryland have requested our prayers for their spiritual welfare,

Celine Pilegaard, the seven year old daughter of Cynthia Pilegaard, for her recovery from burn injuries,

Rafaela de Saravia, for her health and welfare,

Mary Mufide,  requests our prayers for her family,

Abbe Damien Dutertre, traditional Catholic priest arrested by Montreal police while offering Mass,

Francis (Frank) X.  McLaughlin, for the recovery of his health,

Nicholas Pell, for his health and spiritual welfare is the petition of Camilla Meizer,

Mary Kaye Petr, her health and welfare is petitioned by Camilla Meizer,

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Marieann Reuter, recovery of her health, Kathy Kepner, for her health, Shane Cox, for his health, requests of Philip Thees,

Thomas A. Nelson, long time faithful traditional Catholic the founder and former owner of TAN Books & Publishing, suffered a recent stroke,

The Joseph Cox Family, their spiritual welfare,

The Thomas Dube Family, for their conversion and spiritual welfare,

Luis Rafael Zelaya, the brother of Claudia Drew, spiritual welfare,

For the health of Kim Cochran, the daughter-in-law of Joseph and Brenda Cochran, the wife of their son Joshua,

Louie Verrecchio, Catholic apologist, who has a health problem,

John Minidis, Jr. family, for help in their spiritual trial,

Joann DeMarco, for her health and spiritual welfare,

Regina (Manidis) Miller, her spiritual welfare and health,   

Melissa Elena Levitt, her conversion, and welfare of her children,

For the grace of a holy death, Nancy Marie Claycomb,

The health and spiritual welfare of Tom Grow, Amanda Gardner, and Alex Estrada,

Conversion of Annette Murowski, and her son Jimmy,

Brent Keith from Indiana has petitioned our prayers for the Keith Family,

The welfare of the Schmedes Family, and the Mike and Mariana Donohue Family,

The spiritual welfare Robert Holmes Family,

For the spiritual and temporal welfare of Irwin Kwiat,

Fr. Waters asks our prayers for Elvira Donaghy,

Kimberly Ann, the daughter of John and Joann DeMarco, for her health and spiritual welfare,

Mufide Rende, a traditional Catholic from India has asked our prayers for her welfare and he family members, living and deceased,

Mary and Bill Glatz, the welfare of their family,

Barbara Harmon, who is ill, and still cares for her ailing parents,

Jason Green, a father of ten children, recovery of his health,

For the health and welfare of Sorace family,

Fr. Waters asks our prayers for the health and spiritual welfare of Brian Abramowitz,

Thomas Schiltz family, in grateful appreciation for their contribution to the beauty of our chapel,

Welfare of Bishop Richard Williamson, for strength and courage in the greater battles to come,

John Rhoad, for his health and spiritual welfare,

Kathy Boyle, requests our prayers for her welfare,

Joyce Laughman and Robert Twist, for their conversions,

Michael J. Brigg & his family, who have helped with the needs of the Mission,

Nancy Deegan, her welfare and conversion to the Catholic Church,

Francis Paul Diaz, who was baptized at Ss. Peter & Paul, asks our prayers for his spiritual welfare,

The conversion of Rene McFarland, Lori Kerr, Cary Shipman and family, David Bash, Crystal and family, Larry Reinhart, Costanzo Family, Kathy Scullen, Marilyn Bryant, Vicki Trahern and Time Roe are the petitions of Gene Peters,

For the conversion of Ben & Tina Boettcher family, Karin Fraessdorf, Eckhard Ebert, and Fahnauer family,

Fr. Waters requests our prayers for Br. Rene, SSPX who has been ill, and for Fr. Thomas Blute, 

For the health and conversion of Kathryn Lederhos, the aunt of David Drew,

For the welfare of Fr. Paul DaDamio and Fr. William T. Welsh,

The Drew’s ask our prayers for the welfare of Joe & Tracy Sentmanat family, Keith & Robert Drew, Christy Koziol & her children, Fred Nesbit and Michael Nesbit families, and Gene Peters Family, the John Manidis Family, the Sal Messinio Family, Michael Proctor Family,

Ryan Boyle grandmother, Jane Boyle, who is failing health,

Mel Gibson and his family, please remember in our prayers,

Rev. Timothy A. Hopkins requested our prayers for the welfare of  his Fr Jean-Luc Lafitte,

Ebert’s request our prayers for the Andreas & Jenna Ortner Family,

Joyce Paglia has asked prayers for George Richard Moore Sr. & his children, and her brother, George Panell,

Philip Thees asks our prayers for his family, for McLaughlin Family, the welfare of Dan & Polly Weand, the conversion of Sophia Herman, Tony Rosky, the welfare Nancy Erdeck, the wife of the late Deacon Erdeck, John Calasanctis, Tony Rosky, James Parvenski and  Kathleen Gorry.


Pray for the Repose of the Souls:

Richard Giles, who died April 29, the father of Traci Sentmanat who converted to the Catholic faith last All Saints' Day,

Monica Bandlow request our prayers for the repose of the soul of Fr. Christopher Darby, SSPX who died on March 17,

Joseph Sparks, a devout and faithful Catholic to tradition died February 25, 

Joyce Paglia, died January 21, and Anthony Paglia, died January 28, who were responsible for the beautiful statuary in our chapel,

Joe Sentmanet request prayers for Richard Giles and Claude Harmon who converted to the Catholic faith shortly before their deaths, 

Robert Arch Ward, a friend of Monica Bandlow, died January 10,

Rodolfo Zelaya, the brother of Claudia Drew, died January 9,

Elizabeth Agosta petitions our prayers for Joseph Napolitano, her brother, who died January 2,

Michael Dulisse, died on December 26,

Michael Proctor, a close friend of the Drews, died November 9,

Richard Anthony Giles, the father-in-law of Joe Sentmanat converted to the Catholic faith on All Saints Day, died November 5,

Robert Kolinsky, the husband of Sonja, died September 18,

Gabriel Schiltz, the daughter of Thomas & Gay Schiltz, died August 21,

Mary Dimmel, the mother –in-law of Victoria Drew Dimmel, died July 18,

Michael Nesbit, the brother-in-law and dear friend of the Drew's, died July 14,

Thomas Thees, the brother of Philip, died June 19,

Carmen Ragonese, died June 22,

Juanita Mohler, a friend of Camella Meiser, died June 14,

Monica Bandlow request our prayers for Michelle Donofrio McDowell, her cousin, died March 5, and Patricia Fabyanic, the Prefect of Our Lady’s Sodality, March 8, John Kinney, died December 21, and Willaim Price, Jr. who died December,

Kathleen Elias, died February 14,

Hernan Ortiz, the brother of Fr. Juan Carlos Ortiz, died February 3,

Mary Ann Boyle, the mother of a second order Dominican nun, a first order Dominican priest, and a SSPX priest, died January 24, 

John DeMarco, who attended this Mission in the past, died January23,

Charles O’Brien, the father of Marlene Cox, died December 30,

Mufide Rende requests our prayers for the repose of the souls of her parents, Mehmet & Nedime,

Kathleen Donelly, died December 29 at 91 years of age, ran the CorMariae website,

Matthew O'Hare, most faithful Catholic, died at age 40 on November 30,

Rev. Patrick J. Perez, a Catholic priest faithful to tradition, pastor Our Lady Help of Christians, Garden Grove, CA, November 19,

Elizabeth Benedek, died December 14, requested by her niece, Agnes Vollkommer,

Dolores Smith and Richard Costello, faithful Catholics, died November,

Frank D’Agustino, a friend of Philp Thees, died November 8,

Fr. Dominique Bourmaud, of the SSPX, Prior of St. Vincent in Kansas City, died September 4,

Pablo Daniel Silva, the brother of Elizabeth Vargas, died August 18,

Rose Bradley, a member of Ss. Peter & Paul, died July 14,

Patricia Ellias, died June 1, recently returned to the Church died with the sacraments and wearing the brown scapular,

Joan Devlin, the sister-in-law of Rose Bradley, died May 18,

William Muligan, died April 29, two days after receiving the last sacraments,

Robert Petti, died March 19, the day after receiving the last sacraments,

Mark McDonald, the father of Kyle, who died December 26,

Perla Otero, died December 2020, Leyla Otero, January 2021, cousins of Claudia Drew,

Mehmet Rende, died December 12, who was the father of Mary Mufide,

Joseph Gravish, died November 26, 100 year old WWII veteran and daily communicant,

Jerome McAdams, the father of, died November 30,

Rev. James O’Hara, died November 8, requested by Alex Estrada,

Elizabeth Batko, the sacristan at St. John the Baptist in Pottstown for over 40 years, died on First Saturday November 7 wearing the brown scapular,

Fr. Anthony Cekada, a traditional Catholic priest, died September 11,

William Cox, the father of Joseph Cox, who died September 3,

James Larson, Catholic apologists, author of War Against Being publication, died July 6, 2020, 

Hutton Gibson, died May 12,

Sr. Regina Cordis, Immaculate Heart of Mary religious for sixty-five years, died May 12,

Leslie Joan Matatics, devoted Catholic wife and mother of nine children, died March 24,

Victoria Zelaya, the sister-in-law of Claudia Drew, died March 20,

Ricardo DeSilva, died November 16, our prayers requested by his brother, Henry DeSilva,

Roland H. Allard, a friend of the Drew’s, died September 28,

Stephen Cagorski and John Bogda, who both died wearing the brown scapular,

Cecilia LeBow, a most faithful Catholic,

Rose Cuono, died Oct 23,

Patrick Rowen, died March 25, and his brother, Daniel Rowen, died May 15,

Sandra Peters, the wife of Gene Peters, who died June 10 receiving the sacraments and wearing our Lady’s scapular,

Rev. Francis Slupski, a priest who kept the Catholic faith and its immemorial traditions, died May 14,

Martha Mochan, the sister of Philip Thees, died April 8,

George Kirsch, our good friend and supporter of this Mission, died February 15,

For Fr. Paul J. Theisz, died October 17, is the petition of Fr. Waters,

Fr. Mecurio Fregapane, died Jan 12, was not a traditional priest but always charitable,

Fr. Casimir Peterson, a priest who often offered the Mass in our chapel and provided us with sound advice, died December 4,

Fr. Constantine Bellasarius, a faithful and always charitable Eastern Rite Catholic Melkite priest, who left the Roman rite, died November 27,

Christian Villegas, a motor vehicle accident, his brother, Michael, requests our prayers,

John Vennari, the former editor of Catholic Family News, and for his family’s welfare, April 4,

Mary Butler, the aunt of Fr. Samuel Waters, died October 17,

Joseph DeMarco, the nephew of John DeMarco, died October 3,

John Fergale, died September 25 after receiving the traditional sacramental rites of the Church wearing the brown scapular,

John Gabor, the brother of Donna Marbach, died September 9,

Fr. Eugene Dougherty, a faithful priest, fittingly died on the Nativity of the BVM after receiving the traditional Catholic sacraments,

Phyllis Schlafly, died September 5,

Helen Mackewicz, died August 14,

Mark A. Wonderlin, who died August 2,

Fr. Carl Cebollero, a faithful priest to tradition who was a friend of Fr. Waters and Fr. DeMaio,

Jessica Cortes, a young mother of ten who died June 12,

Frances Toriello, a life-long Catholic faithful to tradition, died June3, the feast of the Sacred Heart, and her husband Dan, died in 1985, 

John McLaughlin, a friend of the Drew’s, died May 22,

Angela Montesano, who died April 30, and her husband, Salvatore, who died in July 3, 2013,

Charles Schultz, died April 5, left behind nine children and many grandchildren, all traditional Catholics,

Esperanza Lopez de Callejas, the aunt of Claudia Drew, died March 15,

Fr. Edgardo Suelo, a faithful priest defending our traditions who was working with Fr. Francois Chazal in the Philippines, died February 19,

Conde McGinley, a long time laborer for the traditional faith, died February 12, at 96 years,

The Drew family requests your prayers for Ida Fernandez and Rita Kelley, parishioners at St. Jude,

Fr. Stephen Somerville, a traditional priest who repented from his work with the Novus Ordo English translation, died December 12,

Fr. Arturo DeMaio, a priest that helped this Mission with the sacraments and his invaluable advice, died December 2,

J. Paul Carswell, died October 15, 2015,

Solange Hertz, a great defender of our Catholic faith, died October 3, the First Saturday of the month,

Paula P. Haigh, died October 22, a great defender of our Catholic faith in philosophy and natural science,

Gabriella Whalin, the mother of Gabriella Schiltz, who died August 25,

Mary Catherine Sick, 14 year old from a large traditional Catholic family, died August 25,

Fr. Paul Trinchard, a traditional Catholic priest, died August 25,

Stephen J. Melnick, Jr., died on August 21, a long-time faithful traditional Catholic husband and father, from Philadelphia,

Patricia Estrada, died July 29, her son Alex petitions our prayers for her soul,

Fr. Nicholas Gruner, a devoted priest & faithful defender of Blessed Virgin Mary and her Fatima message, died April 29,

Sarah E. Shindle, the grandmother of Richard Shindle, died April 26,

Madeline Vennari, the mother of John Vennari, died December 19,

Salvador Baca Callejas, the uncle of Claudia Drew, died December 13,

Robert Gomez, who died in a motor vehicle accident November 29,

Catherine Dunn, died September 15,

Anthony Fraser, the son of Hamish Fraser, died August 28,

Jeannette Rhoad, the grandmother of Devin Rhoad, who died August 24,

John Thees, the uncle of Philip Thees, died August 9,

Sarah Harkins, 32 year-old mother of four children, died July 28,

Msgr. Donald Adams, who offered the Indult Mass, died April 1996,

Anita Lopez, the aunt of Claudia Drew,

Fr. Kenneth Walker, a young traditional priest of the FSSP who was murdered in Phoenix June 11,

Fr. Waters petitions our prayers for Gilberte Violette, the mother of Fr. Violette, who died May 6,

Pete Hays petitions our prayers for his brothers, Michael, died May 9, and James, died October 20, his sister, Rebecca,  died March17, and his mother, Lorraine Hayes who died May 4,

Philip Marbach, the father of Paul Marbach who was the coordinator at St. Jude in Philadelphia, died April 21,

Richard Slaughtery, the elderly sacristan for the SSPX chapel in Kansas City, died April 13,

Bernedette Marie Evans nee Toriello, the daughter of Daniel Toriello , died March 31, a faithful Catholic who suffered many years with MS, 

Natalie Cagorski, died march 23,

Anita Lopez de Lacayo, the aunt of Claudia Drew, who died March 21,

Mario Palmaro, Catholic lawyer, bioethicist and professor, apologist, died March 9, welfare of his widow and children,

Daniel Boyle, the uncle of Ryan Boyle, died March 4,

Jeanne DeRuyscher, who died on January 25,

Arthur Harmon, died January 18,

Fr. Waters petitions our prayers for the soul of Jeanne DeRuyscher, who died January 17,

Joseph Proctor, died January 10,

Susan Scott, a devote traditional Catholic who made the vestments for our Infant of Prague statue, died January 8,

Brother Leonard Mary, M.I.C.M., (Fred Farrell), an early supporter and friend of Fr. Leonard Feeney, died November 23,

John Fergale, requests our prayers for his sister Connie, who died December 19,

Jim Capaldi, died December 15,

Brinton Creager, the son of Elizabeth Carpenter, died December 10, 

Christopher Lussos, age 27, the father of one child with an expecting wife, died November 15,

Jarett Ebeyer, 16 year old who died in his sleep, November 17, at the request of the Kolinsky’s,

Catherine Nienaber, the mother of nine children, the youngest three years of age, killed in MVA after Mass, 10-29,

Nancy Aldera, the sister of Frances Toriello, died October 11, 2013 at 105 years of age,

Mary Rita Schiltz, the mother of Thomas Schiltz, who died August 27,

William H. (Teddy) Kennedy, Catholic author of Lucifer’s Lodge, died August 14, age 49, cause of death unknown,

Alfred Mercier, the father of David Mercier, who died August 12,

The Robert Kolinsky asks our prayers for his friend, George Curilla, who died August 23,

John Cuono, who had attended Mass at our Mission in the past, died August 11,

Raymond Peterson, died July 28, and Paul Peterson, died February 19, the brothers of Fr. Casimir Peterson,

Margaret Brillhart, who died July 20,

Msgr. Joseph J. McDonnell, a priest from the diocese of Des Moines, who died June 8,

Patrick Henry Omlor, who wrote Questioning The Validity of the Masses using the New, All English Canon, and for a series of newsletters which were published as The Robber Church, died May 2, the feast of St Athanasius,  

Bishop Joseph McFadden, died unexpectedly May 2,

Timothy Foley, the brother-in-law of Michelle Marbach Folley, who died in April,

William Sanders, the uncle of Don Rhoad, who died April 2,

Gene Peters ask our prayers for the repose of the soul of Mark Polaschek, who died March 22,

Eduardo Gomez Lopez, the uncle of Claudia Drew, February 28,

Cecelia Thees, died February 24,

Elizabeth Marie Gerads, a nineteen year old, the oldest of twelve children, who died February 6, 

Michael Schwartz, the co-author with Fr. Enrique Rueda of “Gays, Aids, and You,” died February 3,

Stanley W. Moore, passed away in December 16, and Gerard (Jerry) R. Pitman, who died January 19, who attended this Mission in the past, 

Louis Fragale, who died December 25,

Fr. Luigi Villa, Th.D. author of Vatican II About Face! detailing the heresies of Vatican II, died November 18 at the age of 95,

Rev. Michael Jarecki, a faithful traditional Catholic priest who died October 22,and Rev. Hector Bolduc, who died September 10,

Jennie Salaneck, died September 19 at 95 years of age, a devout and faithful Catholic all her life,

Dorothy Sabo, who died September 26,

Cynthia (Cindy) Montesano Reinhert, the mother of nine children, four who are still at home, died August 19,

Stanley Spahalski, who died October 20, and his wife, Regina Spahalski, who died June 24, and for the soul of Francis Lester, her son,

Julia Atkinson, who died April 30,

Antonio P. Garcia, who died January 6, 2012 and the welfare of his teenage children, Andriana and Quentin,

Helen Crane, the aunt of David Drew who died February 27,

Fr. Timothy A. Hopkins, of the National Shrine of St. Philomena, in Miami, November 2,

Frank Smith, who died February 7, and the welfare of his wife, Delores,

Eduardo Cepeda, who died January 26,

Larry Young, the 47 year old father of twelve who died December 10 and the welfare of his wife Katherine and their family,

Sister Mary Bernadette, M.I.C.M., a founding member of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died December 16,

Joeseph Elias, who died on September 28,

William, the brother of Fr. Waters, who died September 7,

Donald Tonelli, died August 1,

Rev. Fr. Gregory Hesse, of Austria, a great defender of Catholic Truth, died January 25, 2006,

Emma Colasanti, who died May 29,

Mary Dullesse, who died April 12, a Catholic convert who died wearing our Lady’s scapular,

Ruth Jantsch, the grandmother of Andre Ebert, who died April 7, Derrick and Denise Palengat, his godparents,

Philip D. Barr, died March 5, and the welfare of his family, 

Judith Irene Kenealy, the mother of Joyce Paglia, who died February 23, and her son, George Richard Moore, who died May 14, 

For Joe Sobran who died September 30,

Fr. Hector Bolduc, a great and faithful priest, died, September 10, 2012,

John Vennari asks our prayers for Dr. Raphael Waters who died August 26,

Stanley Bodalsky, the father of Mary Ann Boyle who died June 25,

Mary Isabel Kilfoyle Humphreys, a former York resident and friend of the Drew’s, who died June 6,

Rev. John Campion, who offered the traditional Mass for us every first Friday until forbidden to do so by Bishop Dattilo, died May 1,

Joseph Montagne, who died May 5,

For Margaret Vagedes, the aunt of Charles Zepeda, who died January 6,

Fr. Michael Shear, a Byzantine rite Catholic priest, died August 17, 2006,

Fr. James Francis Wathen, died November 7, 2006, author of The Great Sacrilege and Who Shall Ascend?, a great defender of dogma and liturgical purity,

Fr. Enrique Rueda, who died December 14, 2009, to whom our Mission is indebted,

Fr. Peterson asks to remember, Leonard Edward Peterson, his cousin, Wanda, Angelica Franquelli,  and the six priests ordained with him.

Philip Thees petitions our prayers for Beverly Romanick, Deacon Michael Erdeck, Henry J. Phillips, Grace Prestano, Connie DiMaggio, Elizabeth Thorhas, Elizabeth Thees, Theresa Feraker, Hellen Pestrock, and James & Rose Gomata, and Kathleen Heinbach,

Fr. Didier Bonneterre, the author of The Liturgical Movement, and Fr. John Peek, both were traditional priests,

Brother Francis, MICM, the superior of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Richmond, NH, who died September 5,

Rodolfo Zelaya Montealegre, the father of Claudia Drew, who died May 24,

Rev. Francis Clifford, a devout and humble traditional priest, who died on March 7,

Benjamin Sorace, the uncle of Sonja Kolinsky.



Diocese of Harrisburg completed its plan for judicial resolution of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This publication regarding reorganization of the Diocese of Harrisburg by Bishop Ronald Gainer says nothing about the liquidation of Catholic assets to pay creditors! What is worse, this plan of reorganization does NOT identify that the cause of more than  90% of all sexual abuse cases are committed by homosexual clerics using the clerical collar as cover for predatory abuse of adolescent boys (the crime of pederasty) or offer any plan to eliminate these predators from the clergy and religious vocations!

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg (RCDH) announced that its Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization has been approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. With this approval, the RCDH has emerged from bankruptcy, nearly three years from when this process started. The Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, offered the following statement on the completion of this process:

“Three years ago, I announced that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections. That difficult decision was made as a means of stabilizing the Diocese’s financial situation, while at the same time allowing us to make restitution to survivors of clergy sexual abuse and continue our ministries.[....]

With the plan approved, the RCDH and related entities will establish a Survivor Compensation Trust and provide funding to the Trust in an amount equal to $7.5 million. The settling insurers will contribute an additional $10.75 million, bringing the total Trust amount to $18.25 million. This Trust will provide financial restitution for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. According to the plan, the Trust will be established by early March. More details related to the Trust are included in the Plan, which is on file with the Bankruptcy Court and on the Diocesan website. Once established, a Trust administrator, and not the Diocese, will determine compensation amounts and claim eligibility for abuse survivors.

The RCDH filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in February 2020. More than 60 timely filed proofs of claim from clergy abuse survivors were received during the reorganization process. The move to declare bankruptcy came after years of financial hardship, which was exacerbated by the Grand Jury investigation and subsequent lawsuits, and after every attempt to scale back operations, including reducing overhead, were unsuccessful.

The RCDH has a zero-tolerance policy regarding child abuse and has passed every audit related to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People since 2002. In 2019, the Diocese’s independent Survivor Compensation Program assisted 111 survivors, for a total financial commitment of $12,784,450.





Western Civilization is at its end! Either conversion to the Catholic faith or complete descent into barbarism are the only options!

Since civilization is the reign of social law issuing in social stability and in the security of life, limb and property, and a stable relation of mutual confidence and trust between man and man, it is quite obvious that such stability must rest upon an ethical basis, that is to say, upon the virtues of honesty, truthfulness, good-will, respect for the rights and feelings of others, self-restraint and submission to just law. It is obvious, too, and history confirms it a thousand times, that these virtues can have no stability or binding power in society so long as they rest only on the quicksand of mere external propriety and expediency. No, my good Friends, the virtues which make up a civilization require a more solid foundation than mere convenience and self-interest, and this bed-rock of civilization can only be the moral law accepted as an imperative duty—as the Will flowing from the Nature of a Divine Lawgiver. 

Rev. Demetrius Zema, S.J., The Thoughtlessness of Modern Thought, 1933


It is perfectly clear and evident, that the very notion of civilization is a fiction of the brain, if it rest not on the abiding principles of truth and the unchanging laws of virtue and justice, and if unfeigned love knit not together the wills of men and gently control the interchange and character of their mutual service. ...  Undoubtedly that cannot be by any means accounted the perfection of civilized life which sets all legitimate authority at defiance; nor can that be regarded as liberty which, shamefully and by the vilest means spreading false principles, and freely indulging the sensual gratification of lustful desires, claims impunity for all crime and misdemeanor, and thwarts the goodly influence of the worthiest citizens of whatever class. 

Pope Leo XIII, Inscrutabili, 1878


You speak to us of progress, liberalism and civilization, just as if we were savages, and did not know the meaning of the words. But these grand words, which you take out of their proper sense, it is we who taught them to you, and have given you the real meaning of them and the realities they represent. Every one of these words has and will have, forever, a thoroughly Christian signification; and on the day when that sense perishes all sincere liberalism, all real civilization, will perish also.

Msgr. Felix-Antoine-Philibert Dupanloup (1802-1878), Bishop of Orleans, defending Blessed Pius IX Syllabus of Errors against its liberal critics.





Very Rev. John Bateman, J.C.L., V.F.

April 30, 2023 St. Patrick Church, York, PA Bulletin Post


Periodically, groups which are not affiliated with the Catholic Church attempt to portray themselves as truly Catholic. Their ministers may present themselves as Catholic priests and their services may contain elements of Catholic Mass. One of these groups is Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Mission on S. Beaver Street in York City (just 1 block from our church). The Diocese of Harrisburg wishes to remind all faithful Catholics that this and other similar groups in the area are not in any manner affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Their prayers and services are not licit sacraments. Attendance at their services does not satisfy the obligation of Catholics to participate in the Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation. It is important for Catholics to remember that an essential element of Catholic identity is communion with the local bishop and with the successor of Peter, the Pope. This and other similar groups lack this element of Catholic identity and many of their doctrines deny authentic Catholic teaching. Any Catholic who willingly joins or embraces the teaching of one of these dissident sects or groups is in danger of schism with the Catholic Church and could be subject to the penalty of excommunication.


Fr. Bateman,


Your publication at the direction of Bishop Gainer in the parish bulletin (appended) on April 30 regarding Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission was brought to our attention. This circular tripe is reposted by the diocesan officials from time to time with the same mindless belief that reiteration is the greatest and only evidence of truth. The post is a canned smear containing erroneous presuppositions and corrupted definitions to make indefensible charges which are inexcusable from anyone, but to be published by a man with your academic credentials and experience should be, well, embarrassing. The fact that it is not speaks volumes on the formation of the modern clerics.


For nearly twenty-five years Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission has been trying to get the bishops of Harrisburg (Dattilo, Rhoades, McFadden, and Gainer), either themselves or by means of their appointed representatives, to enter into a public written debate (or if you prefer, dialogue) regarding the doctrinal, liturgical, moral and canonical claims on which the Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission is founded for the purpose of bringing those in error back to the truth. We have received no takers but we keep the letters of request and of reply from the diocese posted on our web page. The only reply is the canned publication that you parrot.


I am formally asking you to take up this challenge. Unlike American jurisprudence which seeks an accommodation of error, canon law is intended to find truth and bring those who have deviated back to truth. Certainly as a canon lawyer you have some devotion to the truth? It is reasonable to assume that the Diocese of Harrisburg does not want a canonical process because they fear truth and, like Pontius Pilate, they prefer to walk away. The former parishioners of St. Patrick who attend our Mission are seeking truth. They came here only after reading the Mission's web page published letters and found our claims and arguments compelling. Looking to their parish priest and the diocese of Harrisburg they have heard nothing to refute them.


Well, what are you going to do about it? Would you like a litany of Catholic saints who spent their lives, often losing them, to bring back erring Catholics to the truth to remind you of your religious obligations? Or does that sound too much like proselytism that Pope Francis calls "solemn nonsense"? The exchange will be published on our Mission web page without redaction or editing of any sort. It will be an opportunity to proselytize your former parishioners who now attend Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission where they hear Catholic doctrine and morals preached without compromise or qualifications and they can participate in the most perfect and acceptable worship of God according to the "received and approved" immemorial Roman rite of Mass of the Catholic Church.


Believe, Fr. Bateman, I do not presume to be any smarter or more clever than you or any other cleric in the diocese of Harrisburg, rather quite the opposite, but after fifty years of debating with Novus Ordo clerics, it gets easier every time only because truth has its own luminosity, its own brilliance, and the Novus Ordo record of rotten fruit of heresy, moral corruption and cowardism can no longer be excused by cheap, empty headed slogans like, "Time is greater than space."


Sincerely in Christ,

David Drew

Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission


cc: Bishop Ronald Gainer

      Bishop Timothy Senior






When arguing with a Neo-Modernist Novus Ordite Remember -

Modern Mind, Modern Thought: Don't be surprised when you at last discover that the Modern Mind is Mindless and Modern Thought is Thoughtless!

Modem Thought shirks definition. In all truth it is a giant’s task to extract a clear-cut and intelligible statement of what it exactly means by the terms it uses. For a definition requires thought; it requires a close examination and analysis of the nature of the thing to be defined, an accurate discrimination between its essentials and accidentals, and a painstaking comparison of that thing with similar things in order to discern what it has in common with them, and then to pick out just that specific note which makes it the thing that it is and different from everything else. All that, I say, calls for accurate and connected reasoning, and Modern Thought is quite unequal to the task. For it moves in a twilight of half-intelligence where it sees vague shapes and transforms them into monsters. Make the experiment of this for yourselves; if you will, take up the print of Modern Thought, some of which I shall presently indicate, and see what travesties it can make of the ideas of “dogma,”“faith,”“theology,”“metaphysics,”“God,”“morality,” etc., as well as of “civilization,”“culture,”“science” and “progress.” To whatever other tortures it may subject these words, or with whatever welter of brilliant sentences it may mix them—define them it does not.

All this is the same as saying that Modern Thought is flippant, cynical, skeptical, irrational and thoughtless—no one of which is the mark of thought truly so-called. In the face of searching questions, Modern Thought is as irresponsible as Boccacio’s “Cymon,” who:


          shunned the Church and used not much to pray,

          He trudged along, unknowing what he sought,

          And whistled as he went for want of thought.


It is difficult to speak of a flippant thing without oneself seeming to indulge in flippancy. Yet, were I to take Modern Thought very seriously and to define its most serious aspect, I could do no more than say that it is an attitude of mind which prefers to interpret life and judge the world not in the light of principles, tradition and authority, but according to a mood prompted by the moment and by the expediency of immediate environment—or the gravitation of man’s lower nature.

In justice to Modern Thought let it be said that at is not consistent with itself, for, while it spurns authority, it will nevertheless place the blindest reliance on any “authority” that serves its mood and temper, and this mood can, with the greatest ease, swing from the namby-pambiest optimism to the murkiest pessimism. And, if besides being observant persons you are moderately well read in history, it will soon break upon your realization that, after all, there is nothing modern about this mental affliction. It is as ancient as the day when Adam and Eve maimed their souls and bodies in Paradise in a fit of independence; it is as ancient as Heracitus, Epicurus, and the classic pagans. Its mood and their mood are essentially the same, the setting alone is different, the chief difference being that to-day the printing-press, the cinema and the radio (the T.V. and the  Internet) offer the neo-paganism so many more facilities to waft itself abroad and spread the contagion of its mood.

Rev. Demetrius Zema, S.J., The Thoughtlessness of Modern Thought, Conference at Fordham University, 1933




Vatican recognizes Copts beheaded by Islamic State as martyrs

Adding members of the Orthodox religion to the list of those who have died for their faith is a sign of communion between the two churches, the Pontiff said 

HomeWorldNews | 12 May, 2023

Coptic_Pope_Tawadros_5-2023.jpgPope Francis flanked by Leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II blesses attendees during a general audience in the

Pope Francis has said that 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians beheaded by Islamic State in Libya in 2015 will be considered martyrs by the Catholic Church.  

The Pontiff made the announcement on Thursday during a meeting at the Vatican with Pope Tawadros II, head of the Egypt-based Coptic Orthodox Church, which has an estimated 10 million followers in North Africa and the Middle East.  

Pope Francis said the inclusion of the slain Copts in the Roman Martyrology had been decided with the consent of Pope Tawadros, and that it was a “sign of the spiritual communion that unites our two Churches.”   

“These martyrs were baptized not only with water and the Spirit, but also in blood, in a blood that is the seed of unity for all followers of Christ,” the Pontiff said.  

The execution of the group of Copts, 20 of whom were from Egypt and one from Ghana, took place on February 15, 2015 at a beach in the Libyan city of Sirte. Footage of the beheadings shared by the extremists online showed the men dressed in orange jumpsuits and praying as they were killed.   

Their bodies were exhumed in 2018 and brought to a shrine in the Egyptian settlement of El-Aour, from where most of them hailed.   

It is not the first time non-Catholic Christians have been added to the Roman Martyrology (the list of saints celebrated liturgically in the Catholic Church).    

In 2001, several Orthodox saints were added, including Sergius of Radonezh and Stephen of Perm, who are revered by the Russian Orthodox Church.

COMMENT: The Coptic Orthodox Church became schismatic and heretical after 451 when they refused to accept the Council of Chalcedon under the direction of Pope St. Leo the Great and its dogmatic judgment that Jesus Christ has two natures being fully God and fully man in one person. In rejecting this Council and Pope St. Leo they also reject the universal jurisdiction of the Pope of Rome, the See of St. Peter.

The Coptic representatives at the Council of Florence in 1442 established union with the Catholic Church but this was rejected by the populace and clergy at home. There were many efforts to convert the Coptic Orthodox Church. For example, a Franciscian Mission was established in the early 17th century. A Capuchin priest from that Mission, St. Agathangelo of Vendome was martyred in Ethiopia in 1638. The Jesuits came in 1675. In 1713, the Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria again submitted to Rome but, as after the Council of Florence in 1442, the union did not last long.  In 1741, Coptic bishop Anba Athanasius of Jerusalem became a Catholic. In 1781, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XIV as vicar apostolic of the less than 2,000 Egyptian Coptic Catholics. There are to this day Coptic Catholics.

The Catholic Church has dogmatically defined:

“There is but one universal Church of the faithful, outside which no one at all is saved.”

Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215
“We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.”

Pope Boniface VIII, Bull Unam Sanctam, 1302
“The most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics, can have a share in life eternal; but that they will go into the eternal fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless before death they are joined with Her; and that so important is the unity of this ecclesiastical body that only those remaining within this unity can profit by the sacraments of the Church unto salvation, and they alone can receive an eternal recompense for their fasts, their almsgivings, their other works of Christian piety and the duties of a Christian soldier. No one, let his almsgiving be as great as it may, no one, even if he pour out his blood for the Name of Christ, can be saved, unless he remain within the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church.”

Pope Eugene IV, Bull Cantate Domino, 1441

Pope Francis is a heretic. The definition of heresy is the denial of an article of "divine and Catholic faith", that is, the denial of DOGMA. These unfortunate men who were killed by Islamic terrorists were apparently NOT Catholic and the "canonizations" of Pope Francis cannot change this fact. The "canonization" is apparently of a similar order as the canonizations of the Vatican II conciliarist popes.




The Heart of Francis is Rotten

Pope Francis talks with Hungarian Jesuits, as reported by Jesuit periodical La Civiltà Cattolica:

Question: The Second Vatican Council talks about the relationship between the Church and the modern world. How can we reconcile the Church and the reality that is already beyond the modern? How do we find God’s voice while loving our time?

[This question may have been better phrased: Vatican II was about getting the Church united with the Modern world while the Modern world had already turned to Post-Modernism. We started out so far behind the curve how is it possible for us to catch up? And now "our time" is so clearly vulgar and corrupt, if we "love are time", how can we ever find God?]

Francis: I wouldn’t know how to answer that theoretically, but I certainly know that the Council is still being applied. It takes a century for francis_finger_pointer.jpga Council to be assimilated, they say. And I know the resistance to its decrees is terrible. There is incredible support for restorationism, what I call “indietrismo” (backwardness), as the Letter to the Hebrews (10:39) says: “But we do not belong to those who shrink back.” The flow of history and grace goes from the roots upward like the sap of a tree that bears fruit. But without this flow you remain a mummy. Going backwards does not preserve life, ever. You must change, as St. Vincent of Lérins wrote in his Commonitory when he remarked that even the dogma of the Christian religion progresses, consolidating over the years, developing with time, deepening with age. But this is a change from the bottom up. The danger today is indietrismo, the reaction against the modern. It is a nostalgic disease. This is why I decided that now the permission to celebrate according to the Roman Missal of 1962 is mandatory for all newly consecrated priests. After all the necessary consultations, I decided this because I saw that the good pastoral measures put in place by John Paul II and Benedict XVI were being used in an ideological way, to go backward. It was necessary to stop this indietrismo, which was not in the pastoral vision of my predecessors.

COMMENT: I think Pope Francis understood the question and is dodging it because he and the contemporary world are of one mind and one love. He takes the opportunity to provide an answer to his own question that is troubling him, that is: What are we to do about those nasty Catholic faithful who are opposing my work to destroy the Catholic Church? We might ask: Who says that "it takes a century for a Council to be assimilated"? Take for example the Council of Chalcedon. It was immediately accepted by the Catholic world and immediately rejected by the schismatic Oriental Orthodox that Pope Francis now accepts without reservation while turning his back on the faithful Coptic Catholic Church. Who does he have real communion with? Is the "resistance to its (Vatican II) decrees" terrible? Or is the resistance Catholic against a cancer that has invaded the Mystical Body of Christ? Francis corrupts the words of St. Paul and St. Vincent Lerins making them look like liars to enroll them in his anti-Catholic tirade. For the record, dogma does NOT progress. In fact dogma by definition is divine revelation formally and infallibly defined for all times and for all peoples so that the denial of dogma is the definition of heresy. Dogma is fixed. The implications that can be drawn from dogma progress in response to the changing errors of different ages but dogma itself is fixed. Francis wants faithful Catholics to believe that the dogma has changed and now Catholics should stop believing what was always held and start believing the new "dogma" of Vatican II and the Neo-modernist Church of the New Advent. If Pope Francis was himself a faithful Catholic, he would not oppose any traditional Catholic expression, he would take no offense in it. He is content that the Coptic Orthodox keep their traditions because those traditions have not prevented them from converting from schismatic heretics. He opposes traditional Catholicism because it is a bulwark against heresy. The fruit of Vatican II is toxic and trying to hide this fact by claiming it takes a century to be assimilated and "time is greater than space" is a lot of tripe! Pope Francis is a boring, ignorant, crude, tyrannical, cynical and heretical manipulator. Pray God that he either convert him or send him to his eternal reward.






“Of all divine things, the most godlike is to co-operate with God in the conversion of sinners.”

St. Denis the Areopagite











"Only take heed to yourself and guard your soul diligrntly." (Deut 4:9)










"It is a sin to believe there is salvation outside the Catholic Church!"

Blessed Pope Pius IX







“Whom the gods destroy they first make mad.”









Last Words of Catholic Martyrs

Whosoever dieth out of the Catholic Church he dieth in the state of damnation.

          St. John Shert, English Catholic priest and martyr, executed during the reign of Elizabeth I on May 28, 1582

Benedicat nos omnipotens Deus, Pater et Filius et Spiritus Sanctus, Father Roberts has told you the reason why we are to suffer death, and so it is not necessary that I should repeat more than one thing. I did not refuse to take the oath because I refused any sort of allegiance that her Majesty the Queen could justly demand of me. I refused on account of the matters of Faith included in that oath, and that is why it has been forbidden by His Holiness the Pope, whom all of us who are sheep of Christ are bound to obey in matters of Faith. I pray you all therefore and exhort you to be obedient to the chief Shepherd of the Church of God. Out of the Church there is no salvation.

          St. Thomas Somers, English Catholic priest and martyr, executed on the same day as St. John Roberts

Memorare novissima tua — Let man remember his end. Quia nos omnes manifestari oportet ante tribunal Christi — We must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ there to render an account of our Faith and of our deeds. Those who have done well will have eternal life, and those who have done evil will suffer eternal torments. Extra ecclesiam nulla est salus — Outside the true Church of Christ there is no salvation.

          St. John Roberts, English Catholic priest and martyr, executed on December 10, 1610




Admission of Heretical Ambiguity introduced into Vatican II Documents

In many places, [the Council Fathers] had to find compromise formulae, in which, often, the positions of the [conservative] majority are located immediately next to those of the [modernist] minority, designed to delimit them. Thus, the conciliar texts themselves have a huge potential for conflict, open the door to a selective reception in either direction.

Walter Cardinal Kasper, former assistant to Vatican II peritus Hans Kung. Kasper at one time had his theological teaching faculties suspended by the Vatican because he rejected Catholic teaching on contraception and papal infallibility, April 12, 2013, L'Osservatore Romano




Worth Reading Again from Previous Year:

Open Letter by “Papal favorite” calling for End of Summorum Pontificum

OPEN LETTER on the “State of Liturgical Exception” | Andrea Grillo, April 29, 2020

To all theologians, scholars, and students of theology:

The great liturgical tradition, which has always accompanied and supported the Church in her history of grace and sin, hears the groaning of individuals and nations in this pandemic crisis, which brings suffering and affliction to those who are sick, and fear, isolation and loneliness to everyone else.  The ordinary rhythm of the Lenten and Paschal journey is altered and subverted, in solidarity with our common suffering. We would never have thought, however, that a small but not marginal suffering would also come at the same time through the exercise of ecclesial authority and through the decrees Quo magis e Cum sanctissima, which the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published on 25 March 2020.

It is no surprise that This Congregation should devote its attention to the liturgy. But special and singular is the fact that it modifies the ordines, introduces prefaces and formularies for feasts, and modifies calendars and criteria of precedence. And it does this on a 1962 missal. How is this possible? The Congregation, as is known, in this case moves in the space of an exceptional authority, which dates back 13 years, in accordance with motu proprio Summorum pontificum. But since time is greater than space, what is possible on the regulatory level is not always appropriate. Therefore, it is crucial to engage in critical reflection on the logic of this development.

Time, in fact, has unveiled to us the paradox of a competence on the liturgy being taken away from the Bishops and the Congregation of Worship: this was arranged, in Summorum pontificum, with an intention of solemn pacification and generous reconciliation, but soon it changed into a serious division, a widespread conflict, and became the symbol of a “liturgical rejection” of the Second Vatican Council. The greatest distortion of the initial intentions of the motu proprio can be seen today in those diocesan seminaries where it is expected that the future ministers will be trained at the same time in two different rites: the conciliar rite and the one that denies it. All this reached its most surreal point the day before yesterday, when the two Decrees were released. They mark the culmination of a distortion which is no longer tolerable, and which can be summed up as follows:


·  the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith acts as a substitute in exercising competences conferred by the Second Vatican Council on Bishops and the Congregation for Divine Worship;

·  it undertakes to elaborate ”liturgical variants” of the ordines without having the historical, textual, philological and pastoral competences;

·  it seems to ignore, precisely on the dogmatic level, a grave conflict between the lex orandi and the lex credendi, since it is inevitable that a dual, conflictual ritual form will lead to a significant division in the faith;

·  it seems to underestimate the disruptive effect this “exception” will have on the ecclesial level, by immunizing a part of the community from the “school of prayer” that the Second Vatican Council and the liturgical reform have providentially given to the common ecclesial journey.


A “state of exception” is also happening today on the civil level, in its harsh necessity, and this fact allows us greater ecclesial foresight. To return to an ecclesial normality, we must overcome the state of liturgical exception established 13 years ago in another world, with other conditions and with other hopes, by Summorum pontificum. It no longer makes sense to deprive diocesan bishops of their liturgical powers; neither does it make sense to have an Ecclesia Dei Commission (which has in fact already been suppressed), or a Section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which take away authority from diocesan Bishops and the Congregation of Divine Worship; it no longer makes sense to enact decrees to “reform” a rite that is closed in the historical past, inert and crystallized, lifeless and without vigor. There can be no resuscitation for it. The double regime is over; the noble intention of SP has waned; the Lefebvrians have raised the barhigher and higher and then run away, insulting the Second Vatican Council and the present pope along with all three of his predecessors. Continuing to nourish a “state of liturgical exception” – one that was born to unite, but does nothing but divide – only leads to the shattering, privatization, and distortion of the worship of the Church. On the basis of these considerations, we resolve together to request that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith immediately withdraw the two decrees of 25/03/2020 and restore all powers concerning the liturgy to the diocesan Bishops and the Congregation for Divine Worship. Obviously, we ask this without prejudice to the powers that this Congregation retains in doctrinal matters.

So let us leave the “state of liturgical exception”. If not now, when?

With best wishes to all colleagues and students, besieged but not conquered in life, during these bitter yet still generous times.


“Time is greater than space” – The ideological lynchpin of Pope Francis the Great Equivocator

This liturgical OPEN LETTER structures its argument around the phrase: Time is Greater Than Space.” This slogan of Pope Francis, “Time is greater than space” (TGTS), appeared in his first two encyclicals, Lumen Fidei and Laudato Si’. It surfaced again in the apostolic exhortations, Evangelii Gaudium and Amoris Laetitia.

From Lumen Fidei:

“Let us refuse to be robbed of hope, or to allow our hope to be dimmed by facile answers and solutions which block our progress, ‘fragmenting’ time and changing it into space. Time is always much greater than space. Space hardens processes, whereas time propels towards the future and encourages us to go forward in hope.”

Evangelii Gaudium is more revealing as to the cryptic meaning of this phrase:

222. A constant tension exists between fullness and limitation. Fullness evokes the desire for complete possession, while limitation is a wall set before us. Broadly speaking, “time” has to do with fullness as an expression of the horizon which constantly opens before us, while each individual moment has to do with limitation as an expression of enclosure. People live poised between each individual moment and the greater, brighter horizon of the utopian future as the final cause which draws us to itself. Here we see a first principle for progress in building a people: time is greater than space.

223. This principle enables us to work slowly but surely, without being obsessed with immediate results. It helps us patiently to endure difficult and adverse situations, or inevitable changes in our plans. It invites us to accept the tension between fullness and limitation, and to give a priority to time. One of the faults which we occasionally observe in sociopolitical activity is that spaces and power are preferred to time and processes. Giving priority to space means madly attempting to keep everything together in the present, trying to possess all the spaces of power and of self-assertion; it is to crystallize processes and presume to hold them back. Giving priority to time means being concerned about initiating processes rather than possessing spaces. Time governs spaces, illumines them and makes them links in a constantly expanding chain, with no possibility of return. What we need, then, is to give priority to actions which generate new processes in society and engage other persons and groups who can develop them to the point where they bear fruit in significant historical events. Without anxiety, but with clear convictions and tenacity.

St. Pius X said in Pascendi that Evolution is the fundamental principle of the heresy of Modernism. This error is practically applied when Modernists embrace Becoming and reject Being. This neologism of Francis, TGTS, is just a repacking of this old philosophical error of Modernism. Francis is trying to sound clever by putting a little make-up and bow-tie on the pig. But the pig remains a pig because that is his Being. Fr. Réginald Marie Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. explained this error in his great essay, Where is the New Theology Leading Us?, that was published in the Angelicum in 1946.

It should be remembered that on December 1, 1924, the Holy Office condemned 12 propositions taken from the philosophy of action, among which was number 5, or the new definition of truth: “Truth is not found in any particular act of the intellect wherein conformity with the object would be had, as the Scholastics say, but rather truth is always in a state of becoming, and consists in a progressive alignment of the understanding with life, indeed a certain perpetual process, by which the intellect strives to develop and explain that which experience presents or action requires: by which principle, moreover, as in all progression, nothing is ever determined or fixed.” The last of these condemned propositions is: “Even after Faith has been received, man ought not to rest in the dogmas of religion, and hold fast to them fixedly and immovably, but always solicitous to remain moving ahead toward a deeper truth and even evolving into new notions, and even correcting that which he believes.” 

Many, who did not heed these warnings, have now reverted to these errors.


It revisits modernism. Because it accepted the proposition which was intrinsic to modernism: that of substituting, as if it were illusory, the traditional definition of truth: aequatio rei et intellectus (the adequation of intellect and reality), for the subjective definition: adequatio realis mentis et vitae (the adequation of intellect and life). That was more explicitly stated in the already cited proposition, which emerged from the philosophy of action, and was condemned by the Holy Office, December 1, 1924: “Truth is not found in any particular act of the intellect wherein conformity with the object would be had, as the Scholastics say, but rather truth is always in a state of becoming, and consists in a progressive alignment of the understanding with life, indeed a certain perpetual process, by which the intellect strives to develop and explain that which experience presents or action requires: by which principle, moreover, as in all progression, nothing is ever determined or fixed” (v. Monitore ecclesiastico, 1925. t. I; p. 194.)

The truth is no longer the conformity (of judgment) to the intuitive reality and its immutable laws but the conformity of judgment to the exigencies of action, and of human life which continues to evolve. The philosophy of being or ontology is substituted by the philosophy of action which defines truth as no longer a function of being but of action.

Thus is modernism reprised: “Truth is no more immutable than man himself, inasmuch as it is evolved with him, in him and through him. As well, Pius X said of the modernists, “they pervert the eternal concept of truth.”


The traditional definition truth is no longer for them the conformity of judgment to intuitive being and the immutable laws of non-contradiction, of causality, etc. For them, the truth is no longer that which is but that which is becoming — and is constantly and always changing.

Little_Dog_TooFor the Modernist heretic, Pope Francis, “Time is greater than space,” “Time” means the process of becoming through evolution and “Space” is the limitation of static being. A library could be filled with analyzing the implications of this error but suffice for the present there are two obvious to everyone: Firstly, the very definition of heresy is the rejection of DOGMA. For the faithful Catholic, DOGMA is NECESSARILY the proximate rule of faith. This is directly rejected by the Modernists. They replace Dogma with the person of the pope as the proximate rule of faith and he is free to corrupt the revealed truth in whatever manner he pleases. The second obvious error is that they deny the philosophical meaning of substance. They follow modern reductionist Scientism that resurrected the Greek philosopher Democritus’ (460-370 B.C.) theory that the fundamental nature of all that existed is “atoms and the void.” Since all reality is just the recombination of atoms and the void between them, then there cannot be such thing as a fixed substance in which accidents adhere. Consequently, we have Benedict/Ratzinger denying substance and making the accident of relationship the fundamental ground of all reality. It is therefore not surprising when he denies the Dogma of Transubstantiation. And what becomes of the Dogma that the Father and the Son are Consubstantial? Francis follows in the same manner and never kneels before the Blessed Sacrament. No argument can touch these blighted minds, if you call something that never thinks a “mind.” It matters not what wreckage and ruin that has followed since Vatican II because the being of the wreckage cannot overcome their ideological fantasy of becoming as Pope Francis looks to his “brighter horizon of the utopian future… for progress in building a people.”

The truth is just the opposite, ‘Space is Greater than Time.’ God revealed His name to Moses, “I AM.” Jesus applied this name to Himself. God is perfect BEING; He is perfect ACT: “Every best gift, and every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of alteration” (James 1:17). Ultimately time will end in a changeless eternity where the faithful will be with God in a space prepared by Him for each one of us. “In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you. And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be” (John 14:2-3).

Andrea Grillo gives as a reason for the suppression of the Latin Mass granted to the Indult crowd:

·  it seems to ignore, precisely on the dogmatic level, a grave conflict between the lex orandi and the lex credendi, since it is inevitable that a dual, conflictual ritual form will lead to a significant division in the faith;

He to believes with Francis that TGTS. Latin Mass Catholics are stuck in space while the Catholic Church is moving in time to a new dogmatic level that will inevitably “lead to a significant division in the faith.”

The two rites he says represent a grave conflict between the lex orandi and the lex credenda. Are we to congratulate Grillo for this insight?Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine for the Faith with his Interventionin in 1969 said the same thing! This is a truth that faithful Catholics have known for more than 50 years! Yet Indultists publicly deny this truth professing that both the Novus Ordo and the traditional Latin rite express an identity of lex orandi /lex credendi. This is the price they have paid for their Indult; a mind that turns its back on the first principle of the understanding cannot even be called a “mind”!

Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission’s purpose is to make a public profession of the Catholic faith before our local ordinary and Rome. Foundational to this purpose is that DOGMA IS divine revelation infallibly defined by the Magisterium of the Church, which is irreformable both in its truth (form) and its terminology employed (matter), IS the “formal object of divine and Catholic faith” and constitutes the proximate rule of faith for all the faithful. Furthermore, our immemorial ecclesiastical traditions are necessary attributes of the faith by which alone the faith can be known and communicated to others. Since God has imposed a duty upon His faithful to profess their faith and worship Him in the public forum, every Catholic possesses the inalienable right to our immemorial traditions by which alone these duties can be fulfilled. Those who have accepted the Latin Mass by virtue of Indult and/or grant of legal privilege want a non-confrontational modus vivendi with Modernist heretics. This has never worked in the past and it will not work now. Being neither ‘cold nor hot’, they please no one and will soon learn that having traded their birth right for bowl of pottage there is nothing left to eat.




Neo-Modernism Postulates the grave error that there exists a disjunction between DOGMA and the Words used to formulate the dogmatic definition. This error became the overarching theme of Vatican II!

[…..] In theology some (i.e., Neo-Modernists) want to reduce to a minimum the meaning of dogmas; and to free dogma itself from terminology long established in the Church and from philosophical concepts held by Catholic teachers, to bring about a return in the explanation of Catholic doctrine to the way of speaking used in Holy Scripture and by the Fathers of the Church. They cherish the hope that when dogma is stripped of the elements which they hold to be extrinsic to divine revelation, it will compare advantageously with the dogmatic opinions of those who are separated from the unity of the Church and that in this way they will gradually arrive at a mutual assimilation of Catholic dogma with the tenets of the dissidents.

Moreover, they assert that when Catholic doctrine has been reduced to this condition, a way will be found to satisfy modern needs, that will permit of dogma being expressed also by the concepts of modern philosophy, whether of immanentism or idealism or existentialism or any other system. Some more audacious affirm that his can and must be done, because they hold that the mysteries of faith are never expressed by truly adequate concepts but only by approximate and ever changeable notions, in which the truth is to some extent expressed, but is necessarily distorted. Wherefore they do not consider it absurd, but altogether necessary, that theology should substitute new concepts in place of the old ones in keeping with the various philosophies which in the course of time it uses as its instruments, so that it should give human expression to divine truths in various ways which are even somewhat opposed, but still equivalent, as they say. They add that the history of dogmas consists in the reporting of the various forms in which revealed truth has been clothed, forms that have succeeded one another in accordance with the different teachings and opinions that have arisen over the course of the centuries.

It is evident from what We have already said, that such tentatives not only lead to what they call dogmatic relativism, but that they actually contain it. The contempt of doctrine commonly taught and of the terms in which it is expressed strongly favor it. […..]

Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis


Hermeneutics of Continuity/Discontinuity

A Illustrative Example of the Heresy of Neo-Modernism

It is not enough to find a new language in which to articulate our perennial faith; it is also urgent, in the light of the new challenges and prospects facing humanity, that the Church be able to express the ‘new things’ of Christ’s Gospel, that, albeit present in the word of God, have not yet come to light. 

Pope Francis the Destroyer, Address, October 11, 2018


A Illustrative Example of the Catholic Faith

If there are any present-day teachers making every effort to produce and develop new ideas, but not to repeat “that which has been handed down,” and if this is their whole aim, they should reflect calmly on those words which Benedict XV proposes for their consideration: “We wish this maxim of our elders held in reverence: Nihil innovetur nisi quod traditumlet nothing new be introduced, but only what has been handed down; it must be held as an inviolable law in matters of faith, and should also control those points which allow of change, though in these latter for the most part the rule holds: non nova sed noviter—not new things but in a new way.”

Pope Pius XII, Si Diligis, Allocution to Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops on the Canonization of St Pius X, May 31, 1954.




The Church that knows how to celebrate Easter is synodal

Vatican Insider |  Paolo Scarafoni and Filomena Rizzo | 4-20-21

“It is a matter of putting Jesus Christ at the centre of community life and of living a new Pentecost. The paradigm remains the Second Vatican Council: once it began, at the moment of real sharing, precisely on the subject of the «liturgical celebration», it was no longer possible to harness the Holy Spirit and keep him under the control of a few, and so the novelty could enter the world.”

COMMENT: The blasphemy never ends. These Modernist heretics have the effrontery to say that before Vatican II, that Holy Spirit was “harnessed” and “kept under control” to prevent Him from inflicting His liturgical “novelty” on the Church. The “received and approved” Roman rite of Mass is the object of Dogma. It is therefore the work of the Holy Ghost as all true worship of God is and always has been from the beginning to this day. For these heretics, the countless saints, martyrs and confessors that fill the history of the Church never “put Jesus Christ at the centre of community life and the living a new Pentecost.” The Novus Ordo Church knows nothing about the celebration of Easter because they know nothing about a penitential exercise of Lent. They want the joy of the Resurrection without the contradiction of the Cross and Passion of Jesus Christ. That is the “novelty” they pursue. It is the same that the Pharisees wanted: “Let Christ the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe” (Mark 15:32). These constitute the “many” who will one day hear our Lord say: “Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity” (Matt 7:21-23). They have betrayed the Faith and yet promise themselves heaven as if it were possible that the Truth of Christ could be immaterial to His friendship. Jesus Christ said that there is a sin that will not be forgiven in this world or the next: the sin against the Holy Ghost. Why? It may very well be because the “many” believe they possess the grace of God and therefore cannot repent of a sin they are blind to. Pray God to deliver us sins of ignorance. 



Usury: Making fertile what is by nature sterile!

Antonio: Or is your gold and silver ewes and rams?

Shylock: I cannot tell. I make it breed as fast.

Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice




Ecumenism with Lutherans requires abandoning both Reason and Free Will which helps explain why Modernists are both stupid and reckless!

“Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.” 

Martin Luther


“This error of free will is a special doctrine of the antichrist.” 

Martin Luther


Hermeneutics of Continuity/Discontinuity
Martin Luther:

“God does not save factious sinners. Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ every more boldly. No sin will separate us form the Lamb, even though we commit fornication and murder a thousand times a day.” 

Martin Luther


“When I awoke last night the Devil came and wanted to debate with me arguing that I was a sinner. To this I replied, “Tell me something new, Devil! I already know that perfectly well; I have committed many a solid and real sin. Indeed there must be good honest sins not fabricated and invented ones for God to forgive.” 

Martin Luther


In translating St. Paul, “We account a man to be justified by faith” (Romans 3:28), Luther added the word, “alone.”  In answer to those who objected to his mutilating Sacred Scripture, he answered:  “If your Papist annoys you with the word (alone), tell him straightway: Dr. Martin Luther will have it so. Whoever will not have my translation, let him give it the go-by; the devil’s thanks to him who censures it without my will and knowledge.

Dr. Martin Luther will have it so, and he is a doctor above all the doctors in Popedom.”

Pope Francis the Lutheran:

“I think that Marin Luther's intentions were not mistaken.  He was a reformer.... And today, Luther and Catholics, Protestants, all of us agree on the doctrine of justification. On this point which is very important, he did not err.” 

Pope Francis, public interview, June 26, 2016


Catholic Faith: Council of Trent: Selected DOGMAS on Justification

v CANON IX.-If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema.

v CANON XII.-If any one saith, that justifying faith is nothing else but confidence in the divine mercy which remits sins for Christ's sake; or, that this confidence alone is that whereby we are justified; let him be anathema.

v CANON XIII.-If any one saith, that it is necessary for every one, for the obtaining the remission of sins, that he believe for certain, and without any wavering arising from his own infirmity and disposition, that his sins are forgiven him; let him be anathema.

v CANON XIV.-If any one saith, that man is truly absolved from his sins and justified, because that he assuredly believed himself absolved and justified; or, that no one is truly justified but he who believes himself justified; and that, by this faith alone, absolution and justification are effected; let him be anathema.

v CANON XV.-If any one saith, that a man, who is born again and justified, is bound of faith to believe that he is assuredly in the number of the predestinate; let him be anathema.

v CANON XIX.-If any one saith, that nothing besides faith is commanded in the Gospel; that other things are indifferent, neither commanded nor prohibited, but free; or, that the ten commandments nowise appertain to Christians; let him be anathema.

v CANON XXIX.-If any one saith, that he, who has fallen after baptism, is not able by the grace of God to rise again; or, that he is able indeed to recover the justice which he has lost, but by faith alone without the sacrament of Penance, contrary to what the holy Roman and universal Church-instructed by Christ and his Apostles-has hitherto professed, observed, and taugh; let him be anathema.

v CANON XXXIII.-If any one saith, that, by the Catholic doctrine touching Justification, by this holy Synod inset forth in this present decree, the glory of God, or the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ are in any way derogated from, and not rather that the truth of our faith, and the glory in fine of God and of Jesus Christ are rendered (more) illustrious; let him be anathema.



How did Pope Francis become a heretic? The Novus Ordo Mass and its Lutheran “mode of liturgy”?

“There was corruption and worldliness in the (Catholic) Church; there was attachment to money and power. That was the basis of his (Marin Luther’s) protest. He was also intelligent, and he went ahead, justifying his reasons for it. Nowadays, Lutherans and Catholics, and all Protestants, are in agreement on the doctrine of justification: on this very important point he was not mistaken. He offered a ‘remedy’ for the Church, and then this remedy rigidified in a state of affairs, a discipline, a way of believing, a way of acting, a mode of liturgy.”

Pope Francis the Lutheran, 2017, commenting on the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church (signed October 31, 1999). Once the “mode of liturgy” was changed to the Novus Ordo, the heretical Protestant doctrine of Justification by “faith alone” followed. 


DOGMA is the proximate rule of faith: Those that keep DOGMA are called the faithful; Those who corrupt DOGMA are called heretics!


St. Thomas (II-II:11:1) defines heresy: "a species of infidelity in men who, having professed the faith of Christ, corrupt its dogmas". The right Christian faith consists in giving one's voluntary assent to Christ in all that truly belongs to His teaching. There are, therefore, two ways of deviating from Christianity: the one by refusing to believe in Christ Himself, which is the way of infidelity, common to Pagans and Jews; the other by restricting belief to certain points of Christ's doctrine selected and fashioned at pleasure, which is the way of heretics. The subject-matter of both faith and heresy is, therefore, the deposit of the faith, that is, the sum total of truths revealed in Scripture and Tradition as proposed to our belief by the Church. 

Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907


Even with a bad knee, Pope Francis cannot resist kicking Catholics faithful to Tradition!

Pope decries divisions caused by old-school liturgy fans

PICTURE: Pope Francis speaks at an audience with nuns and religious superiors in the Paul VI Hall at The Vatican, Thursday, May 5, 2022. Francis, 85, was wheeled to the audience after he has been suffering from strained ligaments in his right knee for several months. He revealed he recently received some injections to try to relieve the pain. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

ROME (AP) - May 5, 2022 - By FRANCES D'EMILIO

image034.jpg— Pope Francis on Saturday blasted Catholics who, hewing to old-school versions of liturgy like the Latin Mass, have made an ideological battleground of the issue, decrying what he described as devil-inspired divisiveness in the church.

Francis pressed his papacy’s battle against traditionalists, whose prominent members include some ultra-conservative cardinals. They have resisted restrictions, imposed last year by the Vatican, on celebrations of the old Mass in Latin in St. Peter’s Basilica and, more generally, for years have disparaged the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.

Speaking at the Vatican to instructors and students of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Francis said, “I emphasize again that the liturgical life, and the study of it, should lead to greater Church unity, not division. When the liturgical life is a bit like a banner of division, there is the stench of the devil in there, the deceiver. It’s not possible to worship God while making the liturgy a battleground for issues that are nonessential questions, indeed, outdated issues, and to take sides starting with the liturgy, with ideologies that divine the Church.”

Francis has made clear he prefers Mass celebrated in local languages, with the priest facing the congregation instead of with his back to the pews. That was the way Mass was celebrated before the revolutionary Vatican Council reforms, more than a half century-ago, which aimed at making rank-and-file Catholics feel more connected to liturgical celebrations.

COMMENT: Once again we find Pope Francis the Deceived landing not far from the truth but again missing it all together. Pope Francis/Bergoglio always sees things in light of an “ideology” because he himself is an ideologue. The Faith is not an ideology but a revealed truth and theological virtue from God. Pope Francis/Bergoglio views the faith through an ideology drawn from modern philosophy that is not only dated but boring. If he were not the pope his opinions would be shared by no one. The “battleground” causing “divisiveness in the church” is caused by those with a modernist ideology who have attempted to overthrow the immemorial ecclesiastical traditions, especially the “received and approved” Roman rite of the Mass because these traditions are effective signs of the faith they hate. They are the neo-iconoclasts and the immemorial images are anathema to them.  It is indeed ‘devil inspired” but it is Francis/Bergoglio doing the bidding of the devil. Francis/Bergoglio is dead on when he says, “It’s not possible to worship God while using the liturgy as a ‘battleground’” for the Novus Ordo does not worship God and it is the worship of God that he wants destroyed. The Novus Ordo is a man-made liturgy directed to the worship of man. It is the offering of Cain, the “fruit of the earth and the work of human hands.” Francis/Bergoglio is lying when he says that this battle is over things that are “nonessential questions.” If they were “nonessential” he would be indifferent to the matter because every Catholic is free to do as he pleases in “nonessentials.” It is most “essential” to him because he knows that in destroying the images of our faith he will destroy the very means by which it can be known and communicated to others. By destroying the “received and approved” rite of Mass he is destroying the very means by which God communicates His grace.

Liturgical rites that are “received and approved”, although different, do not lead to “division” but have unity in their expression of the same faith. The Council of Florence mandated that every priest must celebrate the Mass according to the custom of his rite. The Council of Trent dogmatized the “received and approved” rites and forbade any pastor in the Churches whomsoever to introduce new rites. This dogma was included in the Tridentine Profession of Faith. The Novus Ordo ideologues rejected the “received and approved” rite because they rejected the faith. They introduced a man-made liturgical fabrication that expresses a different faith and worships a different god. Even for Pope Francis the Deceiver this question is most “essential” and is not “outdated.”

The Church is one in faith and worship. Francis/Bergoglio does not possess the faith “without which it is impossible to please God” and his worship is an abomination for which he will soon have to answer.   



“...the Novus Ordo Missae—considering the new elements susceptible to widely different interpretations which are implied or taken for granted—represents, both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was formulated in Session XXII of the Council of Trent. The ‘canons’ (i.e.: dogmas) of the rite definitively fixed at that time erected an insurmountable barrier against any heresy which might attack the integrity of the Mystery.”

Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci, A Brief Critical Study of the Novus Ordo Mass (The Ottaviani Intervention), written after seeing the ‘reverent’ version of the Novus Ordo in Latin celebrated at the Sistine Chapel



“The liturgical reform has made a giant step forward and we have drawn quite close to the liturgical forms of the Lutheran Church.”

Fr. Annibale Bugnini, L’Osservatore Romano, October 13, 1967



Diocese of Harrisburg completed its plan for judicial resolution of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This publication regarding reorganization of the Diocese of Harrisburg by Bishop Ronald Gainer says nothing about the liquidation of Catholic assets to pay creditors! What is worse, this plan of reorganization does NOT identify that the cause of more than  90% of all sexual abuse cases are committed by homosexual clerics using the clerical collar as cover for predatory abuse of adolescent boys (the crime of pederasty) or offer any plan to eliminate these predators from the clergy and religious vocations!

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg (RCDH) announced that its Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization has been approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. With this approval, the RCDH has emerged from bankruptcy, nearly three years from when this process started. The Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, offered the following statement on the completion of this process:

“Three years ago, I announced that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections. That difficult decision was made as a means of stabilizing the Diocese’s financial situation, while at the same time allowing us to make restitution to survivors of clergy sexual abuse and continue our ministries.[....]

With the plan approved, the RCDH and related entities will establish a Survivor Compensation Trust and provide funding to the Trust in an amount equal to $7.5 million. The settling insurers will contribute an additional $10.75 million, bringing the total Trust amount to $18.25 million. This Trust will provide financial restitution for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. According to the plan, the Trust will be established by early March. More details related to the Trust are included in the Plan, which is on file with the Bankruptcy Court and on the Diocesan website. Once established, a Trust administrator, and not the Diocese, will determine compensation amounts and claim eligibility for abuse survivors.

The RCDH filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in February 2020. More than 60 timely filed proofs of claim from clergy abuse survivors were received during the reorganization process. The move to declare bankruptcy came after years of financial hardship, which was exacerbated by the Grand Jury investigation and subsequent lawsuits, and after every attempt to scale back operations, including reducing overhead, were unsuccessful.

The RCDH has a zero-tolerance policy regarding child abuse and has passed every audit related to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People since 2002. In 2019, the Diocese’s independent Survivor Compensation Program assisted 111 survivors, for a total financial commitment of $12,784,450.



Doctrine may develop in itself in "due proportion".... with "no variety of its definition." Dogma cannot develop in itself because its "proportion" and "definition" are fixed by God. It can only develop in its implications! 

“Shall we then have no advancement of religion in the Church of Christ? Let us have it indeed, and the greatest . . . But yet in such sort that it be truly an advancement of faith, not a change (sed ita tamen ut vere profectus sit ille fidel, non permutatio), seeing that it is the nature of an advancement, that in itself each thing (severally) grow greater, but of a change that something be turned from one thing into another. . . . Let the soul’s religion imitate the law of the body, which, as years go on, develops indeed and opens out its due proportions, and yet remains identically what it was. . . . Small are a baby’s limbs, a youth’s are larger, yet they are the same. . . . So also the doctrine of the Christian religion must follow those laws of advancement; namely, that with years it be consolidated, with time it be expanded, with age it be exalted, yet remain uncorrupt and untouched, and be full and perfect in all the proportions of each of its parts, and with all its members, as it were, and proper senses; that it admit no change besides, sustain no loss of its propriety, no variety of its definition. Wherefore, whatsoever in this Church, God’s husbandry, has by the faith of our fathers been sown, that same must be cultivated by the industry of their children, that same flourish and ripen, that same advance and be perfected.” 

St. Vincent of Lerins, Commonitorium, nfl. 28, 29



 “The doctrine which God has revealed has not been proposed as some philosophical discovery to be perfected by the wit of man, but has been entrusted to Christ’s Spouse as a Divine deposit to be faithfully guarded and infallibly declared. Hence sacred dogmas must ever be understood in the sense once for all (semel) declared by Holy Mother Church; and never must that sense be abandoned under pretext of profounder knowledge (altioris intelligentiae).” 

Vatican Council I, Sess. iii. chap. 4



Pope Paul VI - Evidence that he experienced intermittent but remarkable periods of lucidity of thought and clarity of expression

“We believed that after the Council would come a day of sunshine in the history of the Church. But instead there has come a day of clouds and storms, and of darkness of searching and uncertainties…And how did this come about? We will confide to you the thought that may be, we ourselves admit in free discussion, that may be unfounded, and that is that there has been a power, an adversary power. Let us call him by his name: the devil. It is as if from some mysterious crack, no, it is not mysterious, from some crack the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.”

Pope Paul VI, June 29, 1972, Sermon


“The Church finds herself in an hour of anxiety, a disturbed period of self-criticism, or what would even better be called self-destruction. It is an  interior upheaval, acute and complicated, which nobody expected after the  Council.  It is almost as if the Church were attacking itself.  We looked  forward to a flowering, a serene expansion of conceptions which matured in  the great sessions of the council.  But ... one must notice above all the  sorrowful aspect.  It is as if the Church were destroying herself.”

Pope  Paul VI, December 7, 1968, Address, Lombard Seminary at Rome


“Don't be surprised at Our answer and don't write it off as  simplistic or even superstitious:  one of the Church's greatest needs is to  be defended against the evil we call the Devil.”

Pope Paul VI, November 15, 1972, General Audience


“There is a great uneasiness, at this time, in the world and in the Church, and that which is in question is the faith. It so happens now that I repeat to myself the obscure phrase of Jesus in the Gospel of Saint Luke: “When the Son of man returns, will He still find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8). It so happens that there are books coming out in which the faith is in retreat on some important points. The episcopates are remaining silent and these books are not looked upon as strange. This to me is strange. I sometimes read the Gospel passage  of the end times and I attest that, at this time, some signs of this end are emerging. Are we close to the end? This we will never know. We must always hold ourselves in readiness, but everything could last a very long time yet. What strikes me when I think of the Catholic world is that within Catholicism there seems sometimes to predominate a non-Catholic way of thinking, and it can happen that this non-Catholic thought within Catholicism will tomorrow become the stronger. But it will never represent the thought of the Church. It is necessary that a small flock subsist, no matter how small it might be.”

Jean Guitton, The Private life of Pope Paul VI


“The tail of the devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic World. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church even to its summit. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church”

Pope Paul VI, October 13, 1977 address on the 60th anniversary of Fatima



“The Conciliar Church has embarked on a course of its own destruction.  The words of Paul VI to the Lombard Seminary (regarding the smoke of Satan entering the Church) bear eloquent witness to that undeniable yet desperately denied reality.  The zealots of the Novus Ordo never tire of saying that the Holy Spirit guides the Church, like the ancient Israelites who ignored the warnings of the prophets, saying “The Temple, The Temple” -- yet the Temple was destroyed.  Our blessed Saviour's promise that the gates of hell will never prevail against the Church will avail them nothing, for it was not of their church that He spoke.

The churches of northern Africa departed from the orthodox tradition of Catholicism and were swept away in the tide of Islam.  A church that breaks away from tradition is a branch that breaks away from the tree of life, and is therefore destined to perish.  Such is the inevitable destiny that awaits the Conciliar Church --  It declared its own death sentence when it broke with Tradition.  Our Lord's promise, “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” is directed only to those who remain faithful to Tradition.  His promise remains with them even though they be few in numbers, for “Even if Catholics faithful to tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ” (St. Athanasius).”

Fr. Paul L. Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L., The Suicide of Altering the Faith in the Liturgy




Even Paul VI proclaimed the necessity of PROSELYTISM! He was progressive but apparently not progressive enough for Francis the Apostate!

“Through this wordless witness these Christians stir up irresistible questions in the hearts of those who see how they live: Why are they like this? Why do they live in this way? What or who is it that inspires them? Why are they in our midst? Such a witness is already a silent proclamation of the Good News and a very powerful and effective one. […..] Nevertheless this always remains insufficient, because even the finest witness will prove ineffective in the long run if it is not explained, justified – what Peter called always having ‘your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you all have’ – and made explicit by a clear and unequivocal proclamation of the Lord Jesus. The Good News proclaimed by the witness of life sooner or later has to be proclaimed by the word of life. There is no true evangelization if the name, the teaching, the life, the promises, the kingdom and the mystery of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, are not proclaimed.” 

Pope Paul VI, Evangelii nuntiandi


“I’ve said it many times: proselytism is not Christian. Today I felt a certain bitterness when a woman approached me with a young man and a young woman, and said to me: ‘Your Holiness, I am from South Africa. This boy was a Hindu and converted to Catholicism. This girl was Anglican and converted to Catholicism.’ She told me in a triumphant way, as though she was showing off a hunting trophy. I felt uncomfortable and said to her, ‘Madam, evangelization yes, proselytism no’.”

Pope Francis the Apostate, to Jesuit community in Mozambique, September 2019


COMMENT: In about twenty years we will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of Jesuit missionary work throughout the world. These missionaries provided regular detailed journal submissions to their superiors regarding the work of proselytism which included exactly to whom they preached the Gospel with their successes and failures in gaining Catholic converts, the very purpose of their work. Many of these documents are available on line. A brief review of them is enough to see what a vulgar reprobate they would consider Francis/Bergoglio. He actively works to obstruct the grace of God in the work of salvation of souls.



Culture Wars: WOKE vs. ANTI-WOKE

"If good people beat bad people, it serves them right; if bad people beat good people, the good people achieve glory; if good people beat good people, it is a misunderstanding; without beatings, you do not get acquainted and then no longer need to beat them."

Jiang Qing (1914-1991), also known as Madame Mao as Mao Zedong's fourth wife, Chinese communist revolutionary, former Chairman of the Communist Party after Mao's death, and leader of 'Gang of Four' who controlled the Cultural Revolution in China from 1966 to 1976. 

COMMENT: The Cultural Revolution using Marxist revolutionary principles with a "Chinese character" divided Chinese society into the Five Black Classes ("bad people") and the Five Red Classes (good people). The Five Black Classes included religious, educated, landlords, "rich" farmers, counter-revolutionaries, traditional cultural defenders, and anyone else the government did not like. The government organized and facilitated students and workers of the Five Red Classes with police and army support to persecute, publicly beat, and murder members of the Five Black Classes. The police and army would intervene only if the Five Red Classes were beginning to lose.

In the United States the ruling oligarchs have identified their own category of Black Classes and Red Classes with an "American character". We are in the early stages of organized violent state attacks against their identified categories of enemies. The January 6th non-violent unarmed Trump supporters are still languishing without bail in Washington, D.C. prison while the Black Livers Matter (BLM) supporters who did hundred-millions of dollars of property damage and murder have never been charged with any crime. Trump supporters are in the Five Black Classes and BLM supporters are in the Five Red Classes. Since the overturn of Roe/Wade there has been repeated damage to right to life clinics, support centers and to Catholic Churches yet there has not been a serious investigation and no arrests by federal police agents and prosecutors. And the same time a Mark Houck, a Catholic anti-abortion activist was arrested by a federal swat-team at gun point and charged and tried for the hate crime of 'assaulting' an abortion worker. The local authorities in Philadelphia found no evidence of any crime and no arrests or charges were ever made. The federal charges were without merit and Mr. Houck was acquitted of all charges after a federal jury trial. Abortionists are Five Red Class members; Anti-abortionists are Five Black Class members. Other Five Red Class members include the homosexual lobby with its LGQBT ideology, gender identity perversion with the sexual mutilation of children, public school teachers promoting WOKE indoctrination, feminism and other identified victim classes all receiving large corporate and government grants. The entire WOKE ideology is an attempt to employ Marxist ideology to divide Americans into defined friend/enemy classes for the end to impose a communist regime of the oligarchs in permanent state power by use of controlled civil violence by the deep state.

Thanks to Mr. James Lindsay




Freemason Anglican bishop celebrates ‘Mass’ in papal basilica with Protestant clergy

Vatican authorities gave the Anglican clergy permission to say ‘Mass’ in St. John Lateran Basilica, the ‘Mother of all the Churches of Rome and of the world.’ Pope Francis later greeted the group after his weekly general audience.

LifeSiteNews | Vatican City | Michael Haynes | Apr 19, 2023

Anglican_‘Bp.’ Baker, offering ‘Mass’ in the Lateran Basilica.jpgLed by a “re-married” Freemason, over 30 Anglican clergymen celebrated “Mass” in the Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran this week, sparking outrage among faithful Catholics.

On April 18, a group of Anglican clergy from the Anglican suffragan Diocese of Fulham, England, were granted permission to celebrate a liturgy in the historic Basilica of St. John Lateran. Led by their bishop, Johnathan Baker of Fulham, over 30 clergymen took part in the event, which was held at the altar of the cathedral in the basilica.

Footage from one of the participants shows the clergymen processing up to the altar, kissing it, and then moving across to the choir stalls. Baker, who has led the Anglican see of Fulham since 2013, can be seen leading the “Mass.”

St. John Lateran is traditionally known as the “Mother of all the Churches of Rome and of the world” and is the seat of the bishop of Rome, the Pope. The basilica is thus technically ranked as more important for Catholics than the Vatican. [.....]

COMMENT: "Bishop Johnathan Baker" is layman; the communions service he and his 'clergy' offered is not a Mass. Baker was previously a Freemason. While a student at Oxford University, he joined the Apollo University Lodge, a masonic lodge associated with the university, and served as its Worshipful Master. He held the senior position of Deputy Grand Chaplain in the United Grand Lodge of England. After twenty years membership, he left the organization upon being appointed a bishop, stating that the criticism from some members of General Synod threatened to overshadow the inauguration of his episcopal ministry (sic) (WIKI). 

In a letter dated 22 October 2014, Baker wrote to his clergy informing them that he had been given permission by 'Bishop' Richard Chartres of London and 'Archbishop' Justin Welby of Canterbury to remarry following his divorce. Until 2010, Church of England clergy who had been divorced and remarried could not become bishops.

So congratulation to "Bishop" Johnathan Baker are in order. He is certainly one on the periphery of perverse Anglican sect identified by Pope Francis who likes to travel to the periphery to find fellow travelers. He is a real breaker of established traditions: he is the first Masonic bishop divorced and re-married of the Anglican heresy who has personally desecrated the high altar of the pope's Church with the blessing of Pope Francis the Blasphemer.




Pope Francis gives relics of Christ’s Cross to King Charles for Anglican coronation ceremony

King Charles III's coronation will be marked by a procession led by relics from the True Cross, gifted by Pope Francis

LifeSiteNews | Westminster, U.K. | Michael Haynes | Apr 19, 2023

Wales_Cross-of-with relics of True Cross by Francis.jpgPope Francis has given the Protestant King Charles III two relics of the True Cross on which Our Lord died, which will be blessed and then used by Anglican ministers as part of the King’s upcoming coronation ceremony next month. 

Leading the procession for the much anticipated coronation of King Charles III on May 6 will be the Cross of Wales, which is now adorned with two relics from the true Cross of Christ thanks to a gift from Pope Francis to the English monarch.

The Anglican Church in Wales announced that “in a significant ecumenical gesture, the Cross of Wales will incorporate a relic of the True Cross, the personal gift of Pope Francis to His Majesty The King to mark the Coronation.”

The True Cross is that on which Jesus Christ was crucified and died in 33 A.D., and as such Catholics hold relics of it as some of the most venerable in the Church, to be afforded due reverence and veneration. These particular relics were reportedly given by Holy See representatives to members of the Royal Household at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace last week. 

Despite the fact that Charles III is leader of the Church of England, (divorced and remarried), heavily promotes other creeds such as Judaism and Islam, and also promotes globalist policies on “climate change” and population control, Pope Francis has thus gifted the monarch some of the most treasured relics of the Catholic faith.

The relics will now be seen by millions around the world, as they are embedded in the center of the Cross of Wales, which will be carried at the head of the procession into Westminster Abbey on May 6 for the Anglican coronation ceremony of Charles III. The ceremony will be led by the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. 

The Cross of Wales is a processional cross gifted by King Charles to the Anglican Church in Wales, to mark the Welsh Anglican church’s centenary and the King’s coronation. [.....]

COMMENT: Res ipsa loquitor; the thing (SIN) speaks for itself




Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice. (John 18:37)

My sheep hear my voice: and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)

Abp. Viganò: Our elites’ adherence to lies and falsehood shows them to be servants of Satan

Vigano_1.jpgThe true reset is returning to the truth of Christ, of the one who said of Himself: 'I am the way, the truth, and the life.'

“Brothers: Clear out the old yeast so that you may be a new dough, since you are unleavened. For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us feast: not with the old leaven, nor with the ferment of malice and wickedness: but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” — 1 Cor 5: 7–8

The modern world is held hostage by lies. Everything that is theorized by the elite, affirmed by the institutions, and propagandized by the media is a lie, a falsehood, and a deception.

The psychopandemic emergency is a lie, all on account of a virus created in a laboratory for the sake of a mass vaccination that is as ineffective as it is harmful to health. Gender theory is a lie, which denies the distinction of the sexes willed by the Creator, and which seeks to cancel the image and likeness of God in man. Climate change is a lie, based as it is on the false premise of man-made climate crisis and on the even more false chimera that the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in certain countries can even minimally change the earth’s temperature.

The Ukrainian crisis is a lie, which was provoked in order to destroy the social and economic fabric of European nations through unreasonable sanctions against the Russian Federation. The Agenda 2030 is a lie, which is being imposed by a gang of subversives in order to enslave humanity. Woke ideology is a lie, which causes the cancellation of our identity, our history, and our faith in order to impose the infernal religion of the New World Order and the barbarism of the Great Reset.

What is most disconcerting is that this fraud against the peoples – perpetuated by those in authority who ought instead to be protecting and defending them – has also infected the ecclesial body, where other no less serious falsehoods corrupt the purity of the faith, offending the Divine Majesty and causing the damnation of many souls, whom the Lord has paid for dearly, redeeming them with His Most Precious Blood.

Ecumenism is a lie, which abases the living and true God to the level of the idols of the nations. The Synodal Way is a lie, which subverts the divine constitution of the Church intended by Christ under the false pretext of listening to the people of God. The liturgical reform is a lie, introduced with the excuse of making the Mass understandable to the faithful, with the sole intention of taking honor from God and pleasing the heretics.

The feminine diaconate is a lie, which with the alibi of giving a role to women attacks the Mass and the sacraments and tampers with the Holy Orders instituted by Our Lord. The possibility of divorced and cohabitating couples receiving Holy Communion is a lie, the blessing of homosexual unions is a lie, the entrance of transsexuals into the seminary is a lie: morality does not follow the fashions of the day, whatever Bergoglio may say.

The acceptance of sodomy is a lie, which too often seems to want to legitimize the conduct of many prelates and clergy rather than saving the souls of poor sinners.

These lies have the effrontery to manifest themselves as obvious falsehoods, deprived of any rational or credible arguments. They are not the lies with which one clumsily tries to hide something: they are the arrogant affirmation of falsification, of the subversion of logic, of the negation of the truth.

But why do so many people voluntarily choose to renounce their own critical judgment and accept blatant lies as rational and true? Because adherence to error is the price that the world asks of its adorers, of those who do not want to be marginalized, criminalized, and persecuted. And who is the prince of lies if not Satan, the father of lies, he who was a murderer from the very beginning?

Satan, who tempted our first parents with a no less brazen lie: “If you eat of this fruit, you will be like gods.” This was a brazen falsehood, and by believing it Adam and Eve chose to abdicate reason and disobey God in order to follow a false promise made by a repugnant creature.

What Satan promises Our Lord when he tempted Him in the desert was also a lie: “All this will be yours” for the sake of something of which Christ was not only already the master but also the Creator.

In the Epistle of the Mass on this most holy day on which we celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, the apostle exhorts us to eliminate the old leaven: expurgate vetus fermentum.

Anyone who is familiar with the ancient methods of making bread knows that the mother dough is that portion of flour and water which, when left to ferment, becomes the leavening mass. It can be kept for decades, periodically re-kneaded with new flour and new water, so that today’s bread is substantially linked to all the preceding bread going back in time. But if the fermentum is vetus, if the leaven is old, this affects the new dough and the new bread.

Purging the old leaven means starting over from the beginning, accomplishing a true “great reset” of each individual soul and of the social body, cancelling the ferment of malice and perversity, and starting afresh with unleavened bread, a figure of the Holy Eucharist and Blessed Sacrament of the new and eternal covenant made by Christ with His Church, made new in grace and not subject to the changes of time, fashion, and circumstances.

This is why St. Paul speaks of the azymes, of the unleavened bread. A bread of austerity, the bread of those who do not have time to preserve the mother dough alive, the bread of those who prepare with their loins girt to eat the lamb without blemish and the bitter herbs before abandoning the land of Egypt and crossing the Red Sea.

The reset, the new creation, the new Passover, is fulfilled in Christ, the unique, indispensable, eternal truth, the living and true Word of the Eternal Father. The true reset is returning to the truth of Christ, of the one who said of Himself: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” A Truth that is, while error in contrast has no existence. A Truth that demands sincerity on our part – in azymis sinceritatis – as a necessary response to light of truth – et veritatis.

Satan, the ape of God, grotesquely mimics creation, engaging in monstrosities that any sensible person recognizes as such. He mimics the redemption even more grotesquely, promising men a good that is unknown to him and which he does not himself first possess, asking in exchange that men acknowledge him as their god. We ought to recognize this law of his for what it is; we ought to reject and fight against it.

If we fight for the truth – for any truth, not just theological truth – we align ourselves on the side of Christ; on the side of the one who was not lying when He announced to His Apostles His own death and resurrection.

If instead we choose not to fight for the truth, or even to allow error to be proclaimed or to spread it ourselves, we align ourselves on the side of Satan, the prince of lies, on the side of the one who makes promises and does not keep them, for the sole purpose of dragging us into that abyss of damnation into which he chose to sink when, committing the sin of pride, he believed he could put himself in the place of God and decide what is and what is not, that is, what is true and what is false, what is good and what is evil, what is beautiful and what is ugly. And in fact, the infernal world we are rushing headlong into today is composed of lies, malice, and ugliness. Nor could it be otherwise.

It is not by chance that Satan is called the prince of this world: he is not king; his power is ephemeral and permitted by God only until the time comes to end the period of trial and the moment of judgment comes.

It is no different for Satan’s servants. Even if their power seems to overwhelm us, even if the means at their disposal seem unlimited and overwhelming, their end is inexorably approaching as Christ takes back His universal kingdom.

Oportet illum regnare, it is necessary that this happens, it is in the order willed by God, and no one, not even all of hell combined, can prolong the apparent triumph of evil by a single instant.

Only two days ago we were contemplating the mysteries of the Passion and death of the Lord, after the maneuvers of the Sanhedrin, the uproar of the crowd, and the tortures of the executioners. Along with Joseph of Arimathea and the pious women we accompanied the lifeless body of Jesus towards the sepulcher. We remained in prayer in the bare silence of our churches.

But “Consummatum est” does not mean “everything is lost,” but rather, “everything has come to its fulfillment,” that is, “the work of the redemption has been accomplished.”

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη is the Greek Easter greeting: “Christ is Risen.” To which the response is given: Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη – Truly He is Risen – Surrexit Dominus vere. That ἀληθῶς, that vere, contains the reality of the resurrection of the Savior, the truth of that historical event in which the mercy of the Man-God has repaired the sin of Adam caused by the lie of Satan, who continued to lie when he accused Christ with false witnesses, and who still lies today, trying to frustrate the fruits of the redemption.

Today, after the solemn notes of the Exsultet have announced the glory of the resurrection, let us celebrate the triumph of Christ over death and sin, His victory over Satan.

Let us also celebrate the victory of the Church and Christian civilization over earthly enemies, because the fate of the mystical body was decreed in the moment in which its divine head nailed the ancient serpent to the Cross. Mors et vita duello conflixere mirando: Dux vitæ mortuus, regnat vivus.

Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop

April 9, 2023






DOGMA is revealed doctrine that has been formally defined by the Church and proposed to all the faithful as a formal object of “divine and Catholic faith”. The material and instrumental cause of DOGMA is the perennial Magisterium of the Church engaged by the Pope. The formal and final cause of DOGMA is God. DOGMA is irreformable in both its matter and form. The form is the truth revealed and the matter are the words chosen by God to reveal the truth. Divine revelation constitutes the rule of faith. The remote rule of faith are Scripture and Tradition. The proximate rule of faith is DOGMA.


"The scribe instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old."

Outside the Catholic Church there can be no proper understanding of the Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

To heretics who attack the Catholic Church, I answer: The obligation to believe what God says is a natural duty, it is a natural law, dictated by the common sense of reason which the Creator has deposited in every human soul. The Church only enforces this law, which existed before she herself existed, because from all eternity it was a truth that the creature is bound to believe the word of the Creator. If the Church allows no denial, no doubt, no alteration or misconstruction of any of her DOGMAS, it is because the veracity of the Son of God, who has revealed these truths, is attacked when any of His doctrines is denied or doubted. These DOGMAS are so many fixed stars in the firmament of holy Church. They cannot be reached by the perversity and frivolity of man. He may close his eyes against them and deny their existence; he may misrepresent them and look at them through glasses stained the color of every prejudice; but he cannot do away with them altogether, nor change in any way their natural brightness and brilliancy. Like the stars that deck the vault of heaven, they are to give light, not to receive light from human reason. They are the word of God, and what God says is truth, that cannot be made untruth. The mind that receives truth is enlightened thereby; the mind that denies or misrepresents it is darkened and corrupted.

Besides, every DOGMA of faith is to the Catholic cultivated mind not only a new increase of knowledge, but also an incontrovertible principle from which it is able to draw conclusions and derive other truths. They present an endless field for investigation, so that the beloved Apostle St. John could write at the end of his Gospel, without fear of exaggeration: “But there are also many other things which Jesus did : which if they were written every one, the world itself, I think, would not be able to contain the books that should be written.”

The Catholic Church, by enforcing firm belief in her DOGMAS—which are not her inventions, but were given by Jesus Christ—places them as a bar before the human mind to prevent it from going astray and to attach it to the truth; but it does not prevent the mind from exercising its functions when it has secured the treasure of divine truth, and a “scribe thus instructed in the kingdom of heaven is truly like a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old.” He may bring forth new illustrations, new arguments and proofs; he may show new applications of the same truths, according to times and circumstances; he may show new links which connect the mysteries of religion with each other or with the natural sciences— as there can be no discord between the true faith and true science; God, being the author of both, cannot contradict Himself and teach something by revelation as true which He teaches by the true light of reason as false. In all, these cases the householder “brings forth from his treasure new things and old.” They are new inasmuch as they are the result of new investigations; and old because they are contained in the old articles of faith and doctrine as legitimate deductions from their old principles.

And now, if a single individual, a scribe instructed in the kingdom of heaven, be such a householder, how much more the holy Church of Jesus Christ, headed by the successor of St. Peter! Long before our Saviour had actually given to St. Peter the supreme charge of his Church St. Peter asked Jesus regarding this parabel: “Lord, dost thou speak this parable to us (the apostles), or likewise to all?” Jesus replied to Peter: “Who, thinkest thou, is that faithful and wise steward whom the Lord hath set over His family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season?” (St. Luke 12:41-42).

Joseph Prachensky, S.J., The Church of the Parables, 1880, The Parable of the Scribe

COMMENT: St. Luke (12:46-50) continues with our the words of our Lord regarding those stewards who are unfaithful to their calling:

“The lord of that servant will come in the day that he hopeth not, and at the hour that he knoweth not, and shall separate him, and shall appoint him his portion with unbelievers. And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself, and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more. I am come to cast fire on the earth; and what will I, but that it be kindled? And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized: and how am I straitened until it be accomplished?”

Our shepherds are uniformally Neo-modernist heretics in that they deny the very essence of DOGMA and because they discard what is old of the faith they can bring forth nothing new except absolute corruption. Anything deduced from absolute truth is absolutely true. Our modern clerics induce from observations and arrive at opinions which they dialogue with others of like mind.





“Back then everything was covered up. [Pope John Paul’s decisions must be] interpreted with the hermeneutics of the respective time.” Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ comment to the Argentinean newspaper, La Nacion, when asked about the recent publication of evidence that Pope John Paul II as Archbishop of Krakow actively covered up for several homosexual predator priests after they sexually abusing boys and moved them to other assignments where the abuses continued. The book, Maxima Culpa, written by Dutch journalist Ekke Overbeek, was researched from Polish archives for over three years. In the book he documents that he “found concrete cases of concrete priests in the archdiocese of Krakow,” when the late pope was its Archbishop from 1964 to 1978 where “The future pope knew of them and yet transferred these men. That led to new victims.”

COMMENT: This is really not surprising. There is plenty of evidence that JPII was willing to look over the crimes of homosexual pederasts that devastated the Church during his long pontificate such as his cover up for the serial rapist Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ. That only thing new is that he was doing it long before he became pope which may have been one of the reasons he was elected. The comment of Pope Francis is disgusting! What can be said about every Catholic saint is that they are conformers to Jesus Christ crucified and NOT conformers to the world. Francis thinks otherwise. Vatican II goal was to conform the Church to the world and that is the chief characteristic of Vatican II popes, conformity to the world. The comment by Francis portrays JPII as a victim of historical circumstances, “Back then everything was covered up.” This is proof that JPII was no saint in the Catholic sense. Francis’ comment does however open a can of worms: Since “back then everything was covered up,” what else besides pederasty by homosexual clerics was “covered up”?



“By their fruits you shall know them.”

Survey: US Latinos identifying as Catholic drops to 43%

NCR | April 13, 2023 | Aleja Hertzler-McCain

National_Catholic_Reporter_!.jpgThe number of U.S. Latinos who identify as Catholic is continuing to decline steadily, with only about 43% now affiliating with the faith tradition, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center released April 13. 

Likewise, the percentage of religiously unaffiliated Latinos has risen dramatically, with 30% now saying they do not have a faith affiliation, according to the report.

Despite the decline, Catholics remain the largest religious group among Latinos in the United States, the report says. Latinos also remain about twice as likely as U.S. adults overall to identify as Catholic, and considerably less likely to be Protestant, according to the report.

The percentage of U.S. Hispanics who identify as Catholic declined from 67% in 2010 to 49% in 2018 and 43% in 2022, while the percentage of U.S. Latinos who identify as religiously unaffiliated increased from 10% in 2010 to 20% in 2018 and 30% in 2022, according to the report.

Since the 2000s, U.S. births rather than new immigration have driven U.S. Hispanic population growth. Forty-nine percent of U.S. Latinos ages 18-29 identify as religiously unaffiliated, while 30% identify as Catholic and 15% identify as Protestant. […..]



Clerics as FBI Informants?

April 12, 2023 | Ari Blaff 

As part of its effort to identify extremists in the Catholic Church, the FBI recruited at least one “undercover employee” to “develop sources among the clergy and church leadership,” Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) revealed Monday.

Jordan, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a subpoena demanding FBI director Christopher Wray testify and provide more information to Congress about the federal agency’s intelligence-gathering initiative targeting Catholic Americans.

“This shocking information reinforces our need for all responsive documents, and the Committee is issuing a subpoena to you to compel your full cooperation,” Jordan claimed in the letter.



Pray for your enemies, but don’t forget, they are your enemies!

COMMENT: The FBI has sought to infiltrate traditional Catholic communities because they are concerned that these communities are 1) opposed to open borders that destroy national identity, 2) opposed to LGBTQ agenda that corrupts divine and natural law, 3) opposed to the willful murder of children by abortion, and 4) anti-Semetic in the sense that they recognize and oppose Jewish political power that promotes open borders, LGBTQ agenda, and abortion. The FBI has become an enforcement arm of the national policy of Wokeism. Traditional Catholics in the state of grace, grounded in the God’s revealed Truth and the perennial philosophy, will never accept this perverse ideology and the national government understands this. They may change their modus operandi but they will be back and very likely with the encouragement and endorsement of the Novus Ordo Wokesters. 


Another Poll Reveals Bishops’ Utter Failure to Evangelize The Laity

Catholic Culture | April 12, 2023 

75% of Catholics back same-sex marriage.

The Public Religion Research Institute’s American Values Survey has found that 75% of white Catholics, 75% of Hispanic Catholics, and 76% of other Catholics of color support same-sex marriage. Overall, 69% of Americans support same-sex marriage.

According to the survey, “10% of Americans identify as LGBTQ, including 3% who identify as gay or lesbian, 4% who identify as bisexual, and 2% who identify as something else.” 46% of adults who “identify as LGBTQ” are between the ages of 18 and 29; 33% are between the ages of 30 and 49.




[Modernism is the] synthesis of all heresies [whose] system means the destruction not of the Catholic religion alone, but of all religion....  [Modernists] partisans of error are to be sought not only among the Church’s open enemies; but what is to be most dreaded and deplored, in her very bosom, and are all the more mischievous the less they keep in the open.... They put themselves forward as reformers of the Church [though they are] thoroughly imbued with the poisonous doctrines taught by the enemies of the Church....  They assail all that is most sacred in the work of Christ.... [They are] the most pernicious of all the adversaries of the Church... They lay the axe not to the branches and shoots, but to the very root, that is, to the Faith and its deepest fibers.... The most absurd tenet of the Modernists, that every religion according to the different aspect under which it is viewed, must be considered as both natural and supernatural.  It is thus that they make consciousness and revelation synonymous.  From this they derive the law laid down as the universal standard, according to which religious consciousness is to be put on an equal footing with revelation, and that to it all must submit, even the supreme authority of the Church.   St. Pius X, Pascendi

Therefore: In the Novus Ordo Church of Sweet Dreams where harshness is always frowned upon harshly!

·     Religious Liberty is the doctrinal validation of “Religious Consciousness.”

·     Ecumenism is the collectivization and synthesis through dialogue of the individual’s “Religious Consciousness.”

·     “Faith” is the affirmation of the subjective “Religiousness Consciousness” on the authority of the believer.

·     “Dogma” is the historical and transitory expression of “Religiousness Consciousness” for a particular age.

·     “Tradition” is the historical perceptions from which the present “Religious Consciousness” has evolved.




For Those defending Catholic Tradition and the divine Worship of God

"Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after justice for they shall be filled" (Matt 5:6). This beatitude is the fruit of the virtue and gift of Fortitude which in turn forms the necessary bedrock for the virtue of Justice to grow and flourish. St. Thomas says, "The Lord wishes us to thirst after that justice which consists in rendering.... to God first of all what is His due. He wishes us never to be satiated on earth... but rather that our desire should grow always... Blessed are they that have this insatiable desire; they will receive eternal life and here below an abundance of spiritual goods in the accomplishment of the precepts, according to the words of the Master: 'My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, that I may perfect His word.'"

The first and essential subsidiary virtue under Justice is the virtue of Religion which is giving "to God first of all what is His due." The virtue of Religion itself governs the virtue of Obedience. Any act of obedience that violates the virtue of Religion is a sin and itself manifests an evident absence or serious defects of the virtues of Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance. Those Catholics faithful to tradition who have born the insults, calumny and ridicule of Novus Ordites should remember that the gift of Piety corresponds to the virtue of Justice and the fruit of this virtue and this gift is the beatitude, 'Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'.  We are not going anywhere, we are not changing anything, and our victory is foreordained.



It's the same old scam in new scam-skins! Preparation for the 'S on S' in October 2023

          Synod on Synodality:  “The Church of God is convoked in synod.” That is supposed to sound profound. The Synodal Church (AKA: Church of the New Advent; Church of the New Evangelization; Church of the People of God; Church of the Third Millennium; Novus Ordo Church; Vatican II Church; etc.) is about “communion, participation and mission.”  The vademecum sates that “The Mission of the Church is to evangelize” but has a real problem in defining “evangelization.” Still, exclusion is permitted to no one. “There are three inseparable keys at the heart of Synodal Church, communion, participation and mission” and “participation in the Church’s missionary synodality to serve the world must be shared by all (sic).”  As Rev. James (HOMO-BOY) Martin, S.J. said, “Part of the synodal process is rediscovering church as community in which we all have to be the protagonist.” So everybody gets to be the leading character in the new drama. That is everybody excepting Catholic faithful to Dogma and Tradition who do not know how to play "communion, participation and mission." Traditional Catholics recognize this scam because we have seen this stupidity before. This is nothing but a redressing of the touchy-feely "encounter groups" foisted upon religious orders and secular groups in the 1960s and 1970s.

          This psychological technique for mass indoctrination and control was derived directly from the Human Potential Movement (HPM). Wikkipedia says, "The emergence of HPM is linked to humanistic psychology. The movement is strongly influenced by Abraham Maslow's (Jewish) theory of self-actualization as the supreme expression of a human's life." Maslow was a member of the Frankfurt School which tells you everything you really need to know. It was these same psychological techniques of Maslow along with his disciple, Carl Rogers, that the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) nuns, along with other religious orders (such as, the Jesuits) were subjected to in the 1960s which ultimately destroyed them. Dr. William Coulson, who was a disciple of Rogers, repented of what he had done and described the techniques in an interview with Dr. William Mara, philosophy professor at Fordham University, published in Latin Mass Magazine article about 25 years ago entitled: "We Overcame Their Traditions, We Overcame Their Faith," in which he explains exactly how it was done. The Jesuits were no exception. It was this scam that formed the modern Jesuit Novus Ordo spirituality which gave us the likes of Pope Francis. The HPM is antithetical to the Catholic faith. It begins assuming either agnosticism or atheism, denies original sin, but faced with its consequences, proposes phony programs to cure the problems of modern man.

          Take a look at the modern meaningless "synodal" cant.

KEY WORDS: Lexicography of Synodality

Discernment; Hopeful dialogue; Openness; Empowering; Oneness; Authentic listening; Grassroots takeover; Excitement; Humility (not to be confused with the virtue but rather describes one who goes alone with the program); Engaged; Connection; Community; Diversity; Welcome; Understanding; Acceptance; Affirmation; Listening with our hearts; Respect for the laity; etc., etc.

Whenever they use real words, they employ a foul duplicity in corrupting the meaning.

          The word “Mission,” and its cognates, occurs 48 times in document and is only defined in vague platitudes but it does admit that the “Mission of the Church is to Evangelize.” Unfortunately, the word “evangelization” and its cognates, while occurring 5 times, is never defined. We must look back on the Synod of the New Evangelization 2012 to try to get a sense for the entirely “new” meaning of evangelization. 

          Synod of Bishops: "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith" 2012 said, “The goal of evangelization today is, as always, the transmission of the Christian faith” and that they “accomplish this task by proclaiming and bearing witness to the Christian life through the catechumenate, catechesis and works of charity.”

          It is true that a holy “Christian life” is the most effective and enduring of Catholic witnesses, particularly when that witness is the life of a saint and one given in martyrdom (witness), but the essential task of evangelization is first and foremost “bearing witness to the Christian faith” and only then, to “bearing witness to the Christian life.” Without the faith it is impossible to please God, conform to the truth and obtain salvation. So what is the meaning of “faith”? Vatican I defines faith as believing what God has revealed on the authority of God the revealer. The richer the faith, the more virtuous the life and the greater the witness. Evangelization, new or old, requires that transmission of the revealed truth of God for the end of bringing others to the life of grace through the sacraments and salvation. Why does all this become so unintelligible with Neo-modernism since Vatican II? True evangelization is destroyed because Neo-modernists do not possess the Catholic faith and what they do not know, they cannot transmit to others. That is why for the Neo-modernist evangelization no longer means "proselytism" which is referred to by Francis as "solemn non-sense."

Get a load of this drivel:

In this sense, it is clear that the purpose of this Synod is not to produce more documents. Rather, it is intended to inspire people to dream about the Church we are called to be, to make people’s hopes flourish, to stimulate trust, to bind up wounds, to weave new and deeper relationships, to learn from one another, to build bridges, to enlighten minds, warm hearts, and restore strength to our hands for our common mission (PD, 32). Thus the objective of this Synodal Process is not only a series of exercises that start and stop, but rather a journey of growing authentically towards the communion and mission that God calls the Church to live out in the third millennium.

This journey together will call on us to renew our mentalities and our ecclesial structures in order to live out God’s call for the Church amid the present signs of the times. Listening to the entire People of God will help the Church to make pastoral decisions that correspond as closely as possible to God’s will (ITC, Syn., 68) The ultimate perspective to orient this synodal path of the Church is to serve the dialogue of God with humanity (DV, 2) and to journey together the kingdom of God (cf. LG, 9; RM, 20). In the end, this Synodal Process seeks to move towards a Church that is more fruitfully at the service of the coming of the kingdom of heaven.

Vademecum Document for the Synod on Synodality, Official Handbook for Listening and Discernment in Local Churches, Diocesan and Bishops’ Conferences in preparation for Synod on Synodality October 2023

          So God's will is discerned by directing the masses to endorse whatever you want to do? Call it the new sensus fidei and therefore the will of God? This is no more reliable than reading tea leaves or examining the bowels of dead birds. What is uniformly true is that the Neo-modernists cringe when you hold up examples of true Catholic evangelization by Catholic saints like St. Peter and St. Paul recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. Their example were faithfully followed by Ss. Augustine to the English, Boniface to the Germans, Dominic, Francis, Hyacinth, Vincent Ferrer, Bernadine of Siena, John Capistran, Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier, Peter Claver, Peter Canisius, the North American Martyrs, etc., etc. The Neo-modernists are not complete idiots. They can see clearly that their methods used over the last fifty years have been an utter failure by every statistical measurement. They pretend to have a greater vision, even claim to have the vision of God, clinging to slogans like Pope Francis', "Time is greater than space." Don't let immediate failures concern you for in the end we will be proven right. Blah, blah, blah! The truth is they know exactly what they are doing. The spirit they are following is not the Holy Ghost but the devil. They are committed enemies of the faith. This is most evidently confirmed in that their "living the Christian life" is rocked with scandal after scandal. Again, the hypocrisy is evident when they claim a synodal process is necessary to determine the will of God from the masses but when the masses are not lining up for the next novelty, they claim to have direct knowledge of the divine Will and then everyone is told to just shut-up and trust them because, "time is greater than space."



Sensus fidei for the Neo-Modernist: Goal is to direct the mob and use the mob to confirm their heterodoxy!

“The Second Vatican Council highlights that ‘all human beings are called to the new people of God’ (LG, 13). God is truly at work in the entire people that he has gathered together. This is why ‘the entire body of the faithful, anointed as they are by the Holy One, cannot err in matters of belief. They manifest this special property by means of the whole people’s supernatural discernment in matters of faith when from the Bishops down to the last of the lay faithful, they show universal agreement in matters of faith and morals’ (LG, 12).”  Vademecum on Synodality Syndod

COMMENT: The word “universal” is corrupted to exclude the attribute of time. A universal by definition necessarily includes the attribute of time without which it is not a universal. The sensus fidei that excludes time considering only the current mass of Catholics at one specific historical period looks only to popular trends and not Catholic truth. If every Catholic in the Church at one given time holds a doctrine or moral position that is contrary to the traditional teaching or practice, then it is not evidence of the sensus fidei but rather evidence of general apostasy and nothing more. “When the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Lk 18:8). The implied answer is No! He will find apostasy and He will not call it a new sensus fidei.


Pope Francis the Heretic: His mind denies truth, his will is set against the good.

“And it comes to my mind to say something that may be foolish, or perhaps a heresy…”


“It is not licit to convince them of your faith. Proselytism is the strongest venom against the ecumenical path.”


“Do you need to convince others to become Catholic? No, no, no!”


“This is a very grave sin against ecumenism: proselytism. We should never proselytize the Orthodox!”


“I think that Martin Luther’s intentions were not mistaken. Nowadays, Lutherans and Catholics, and all Protestants, are in agreement on the doctrine of justification: on this very important point he was not mistaken.”



“I’m a firm believer in the principle of the slippery slope—the principle that the logic of ideas, once accepted, will be worked out to their most extreme consequences. Unless rejected in principle.”  Marc Wauck




DOMINIC_fra-bartolommeo.jpgSt. Dominic Painting

The picture in the vestibule is a canvas print of a painting of St. Dominic (d. 1221) by Fra Bartolomeo Della Porta (d. 1517).  Fra Bartolomeo was considered the greatest Dominican painter after the great Blessed Fra Angelico (d. 1455).  He was brought into the Dominican Order by Jerome Savonarola, O.P. (d. 1498) and was one of his most ardent admirers.  Tradition relates that Fra Bartolomeo was one of the armed friars and citizens that tried to defend the convent of San Marco when Savonarola was captured by his enemies.  He most certainly was a witness when the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI, got his revenge by having Savonarola burned as a “heretic.”  Fra Bartolomeo gave up painting for many years after the death of Savonarola because, with his death, also ended the elevated principles of artistic purpose which he brought to Florence.  Only under obedience did he once more begin to paint.  One of his best known paintings is that of Savonarola.  That painting hung in the cell of St. Catherine de Ricci (d. 1589), one of the greatest Dominican saints who bore the stigmata for 47 years.   Her body remains incorrupt to this day.  The painting of St. Dominic emphasis the spiritual importance of silence in the Dominican life as of essential importance to fulfill the key to the Dominican vocation “to live, defend and propagate the faith.”  The axiom, “the word of the Preacher must flow from a soul of silence.”  St. Dominic, pray for us.












The Holy Office Letter of 1949 –

The Novel Doctrine of Salvation by Implicit Desire

This Heretical Letter Is the Doctrinal Foundation for Modernist Ecclesiology and Ecumenism

“It is not always required that one be actually incorporated as a member of the Church (for salvation), but this at least is required: that one adhere to it in wish and desire. It is not always necessary that this be explicit . . .  but when a man labors under invincible ignorance, God accepts even an implicit will, called by that name because it is contained in the good disposition of soul in which a man wills to conform his will to the will of God.” 

Holy Office letter to Cardinal Richard Cushing of Boston, August 9, 1949, DS 3870

NOTE: The Holy Office letter of 1949 was never entered into the Acta Apostolicae Sedis and therefore it has no greater authority than a private letter from one bishop to another. The quote provided authoritatively referenced a citation from the encyclical of Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis.  The citation was mistranslated to entirely corrupt the meaning of what Pope Pius XII said.  The 1949 Letter was then published by Cardinal Cushing of Boston, MA in 1952, one year after the death of its author, Francesco Cardinal Marchetti-Selvaggiani. The letter was included in the 1962 edition of Denzinger, not by virtue of the authority of the letter, but rather by the modernist agenda of its editor, Rev. Karl Rahner. This letter has come to be the doctrinal foundation for the new Ecumenical Ecclesiology being referenced in the decree Lumen Gentium at Vatican II.  The new Ecumenical Ecclesiology has replaced St. Robert Bellarmine’s traditional definition that the Catholic Church “is the society of Christian believers united in the profession of the one Christian faith and the participation in the one sacramental system under the government of the Roman Pontiff.” It is this new Ecclesiology that is the underpinning for the Ecumenical transmutation of nearly every Tradition in the Latin rite since Vatican II, the most important of which is the traditional “received and approved” Roman rite of the Mass.  The 1949 letter is the foundation of sand on which John Paul II’s ecumenical prayer meeting at Assisi stands.




"This sense of imminent crisis, of the pressing need for moral reform and spiritual renovation, runs through all the religious thought of the twelfth century.  That century which seems to us the Golden Age of medieval Catholicism - the age of St. Anselm and St. Bernard, the age of the Crusades and the Cathedrals, of the new religious Orders and the new schools - appeared to contemporaries dark with the threat of the coming doom.  Their attitude is summed up in the opening lines of Bernard of Morlais' great rhythm, de contemptu mundi:

Hora novissima, tempora pessima sunt, vigilemus; Ecce minaciter imminet arbiter ille supremus...

The world is very evil; the times are waxing late; Be sober and keep vigil; the Judge is at the gate".

Christopher Dawson, Religion and the Rise of Western Culture



High Treason: “Betrayal of your sovereign by acts of aid and comfort to the monarch’s ‘enemies’.”

anglican_welby_blesses_francis2.jpgOn the one hand, therefore, it is necessary that the mission of teaching whatever Christ had taught should remain perpetual and immutable, and on the other that the duty of accepting and professing all their doctrine should likewise be perpetual and immutable. “Our Lord Jesus Christ, when in His Gospel He testifies that those who not are with Him are His enemies, does not designate any special form of heresy, but declares that all heretics who are not with Him and do not gather with Him, scatter His flock and are His adversaries: He that is not with Me is against Me, and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth” (S. Cyprianus, Ep. lxix., ad Magnum, n. I).

The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certian portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. “There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition” (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).

Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, On the Unity of the Church





Francis_video.jpgPope Francis – his “most gentle manner”!

They (our most holy predecessors) knew the capacity of innovators in the art of deception. In order not to shock the ears of Catholics, the innovators sought to hide the subtleties of their tortuous maneuvers by the use of seemingly innocuous words such as would allow them to insinuate error into souls in the most gentle manner. Once the truth had been compromised, they could, by means of slight changes or additions in phraseology, distort the confession of the faith that is necessary for our salvation, and lead the faithful by subtle errors to their eternal damnation. This manner of dissimulating and lying is vicious, regardless of the circumstances under which it is used. For very good reasons it can never be tolerated in a synod of which the principal glory consists above all in teaching the truth with clarity and excluding all danger of error. Moreover, if all this is sinful, it cannot be excused in the way that one sees it being done, under the erroneous pretext that the seemingly shocking Passion_Francis.jpgaffirmations in one place are further developed along orthodox lines in other places, and even in yet other places corrected; as if allowing for the possibility of either affirming or denying the statement, or of leaving it up the personal inclinations of the individual – such has always been the fraudulent and daring method used by innovators to establish error. It allows for both the possibility of promoting error and of excusing it. It is a most reprehensible technique for the insinuation of doctrinal errors and one condemned long ago by our predecessor St. Celestine, who found it used in the writings of Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, and which he exposed in order to condemn it with the greatest possible severity. Once these texts were examined carefully, the impostor was exposed and confounded, for he expressed himself in a plethora of words, mixing true things with others that were obscure; mixing at times one with the other in such a way that he was also able to confess those things which were denied while at the same time possessing a basis for denying those very sentences which he confessed.

Pope Pius VI, Auctorem Fidei, 1794 papal bull addressed to all the faithful condemning 85 propositions from the Council of Pistoia, 1786




The Sacrifice of the Cross wrought the remission of sin in general; in Holy Mass the virtue of Christ’s Blood is applied to this and that person individually.  By His death and Passion Christ collected the riches which in the Mass are dealt out to us.  His death is a treasury, Mass the key that unlocks it… Observe, therefore, what it really means to say or to hear Mass.  To do so is equivalent to causing God, who once died for all mankind, to die over again in a mystical manner for me and you, and for each one present, just as if He suffered death for the sake of each one individually. 

Paolo Segneri, SJ, 1624-1694, famous Jesuit preacher who was made the theologian of the Paenitentiaria by Pope Innocent XII.


That fabled (Judeo-Christian) tradition does not exist, nor does the “Judeo-Christian ethic.” Though sharing a common origin in the Hebrew Scriptures, the two faiths read the scriptural texts differently. They believe in God, but view Him through different lenses. They each have a story, but they are not the same. They each have a concept of man, but they are not the same. They are both ethical religions, but with separate ideas of man’s nature, salvation and destiny.

Raymond Apple, emeritus rabbi of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia. Published in Jerusalem Post


True, Jesus has loved us with an immense, infinite love, and He came on earth to suffer and die so that, gathered around Him in justice and love, motivated by the same sentiments of mutual charity, all men might live in peace and happiness.

But for the realization of this temporal and eternal happiness, He has laid down with supreme authority the condition that we must belong to His Flock, that we must accept His doctrine, that we must practice virtue, and that we must accept the teaching and guidance of Peter and his successors.

Further, whilst Jesus was kind to sinners and to those who went astray, He did not respect their false ideas, however sincere they might have appeared. He loved them all, but He instructed them in order to convert them and save them. Whilst He called to Himself in order to comfort them, those who toiled and suffered, it was not to preach to them the jealousy of a chimerical equality. Whilst He lifted up the lowly, it was not to instill in them the sentiment of a dignity independent from, and rebellious against, the duty of obedience. Whilst His heart overflowed with gentleness for the souls of good-will, He could also arm Himself with holy indignation against the profaners of the House of God, against the wretched men who scandalized the little ones, against the authorities who crush the people with the weight of heavy burdens without putting out a hand to lift them.

He was as strong as He was gentle. He reproved, threatened, chastised, knowing, and teaching us that fear is the beginning of wisdom, and that it is sometimes proper for a man to cut off an offending limb to save his body.

Finally, He did not announce for future society the reign of an ideal happiness from which suffering would be banished; but, by His lessons and by His example, He traced the path of the happiness which is possible on earth and of the perfect happiness in heaven: the royal way of the Cross. These are teachings that it would be wrong to apply only to one’s personal life in order to win eternal salvation; these are eminently social teachings, and they show in Our Lord Jesus Christ something quite different from an inconsistent and impotent humanitarianism. 

Pope St. Pius X, Apostolic Letter, Our Apostolic Mandate




“On earth, no mortal should presume to reproach (redarguere) any faults to the Pontiff, because he who has to judge (judicaturus) others, should not be judged (judicandus) by anyone, unless he is found deviating from the Faith.”  

Gratian, the ‘Father of Canon Law,’ Decree of Gratian, (Pars I, D 40, c. 6)


The Judgment of the Church against a Heretical Pope

“Further we declare that there are two wills and principles of action, in accordance with what is proper to each of the natures in Christ, in the way that the sixth synod, that at (6)Constantinople, proclaimed, when it also publicly rejected Sergius, Honorius, Cyrus, Pyrrhus, Macarius, those uninterested in true holiness, and their like-minded followers.

“To summarize, we declare that we defend free from any innovations all the—written and—unwritten ecclesiastical traditions that have been entrusted to us.”

Seventh Ecumenical Council, reaffirming the condemnation of Monothelitism and the monothelite heretics by the Sixth Ecumenical Council, including Pope Honorius


“Further, we accept the sixth, holy and universal synod (6 Constantinople III), which shares the same beliefs and is in harmony with the previously mentioned synods in that it wisely laid down that in the two natures of the one Christ there are, as a consequence, two principles of action and the same number of wills. So, we anathematize Theodore who was bishop of Pharan, Sergius, Pyrrhus, Paul and Peter, the unholy prelates of the church of Constantinople, and with these, Honorius of Rome, Cyrus of Alexandria as well as Macarius of Antioch and his disciple Stephen, who followed the false teachings of the unholy heresiarchs Apollinarius, Eutyches and Severus and proclaimed that the flesh of God, while being animated by a rational and intellectual soul, was without a principle of action and without a will, they themselves being impaired in their senses and truly without reason.” [……]

Eight Ecumenical Council, reaffirming the condemnation of Monothelitism and the monothelite heretics by the Sixth Ecumenical Council which included the Councils judgment and condemnation of Pope Honorius


And what have we seen since the tyrannical imposition of the Novus Ordo?

If the sacrifice of the Mass were ever extinguished, we would not delay falling into the depraved condition in which peoples tainted with paganism found themselves, and such will be the work of the Antichrist. He will seek every means of preventing the celebration of Holy Mass so that this great counterweight may be overthrown and God will put an end to all things, having no longer any reason to keep them in existence. We can easily understand this, for since Protestantism, we notice far less strength in the heart of society. Civil wars have arisen bringing desolation in their wake, and that solely because the intensity of the sacrifice of the Mass is reduced. This is the beginning of what will happen when the devil and his followers will be unleashed over the world.

Dom Gueranger


Baptism: Necessary to become a child of God and Necessary to become a member of His Church, Outside of which there is NO SALVATION!

“What is Baptism, and is it necessary to all? This is the first sacrament of the New Law and the most necessary, consisting in the external washing of the body and the legitimate enunciation of the words in accordance with Christ’s institution. It is a sacrament, I say, that is necessary not only for adults but also for little ones, and is no less efficacious for them in obtaining eternal salvation. All are born children of wrath; therefore even the little ones need cleansing from sin, for they cannot be cleansed and be regenerated as children of God without this sacrament. For as a general rule our Lawmaker declared, ‘unless a man is born again of water and the Holy Spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.’”

St. Peter Canisius, Doctor of the Church, Theologian at the Council of Trent, Summa Doctrinae Christianae


“HoIy baptism, which is the gateway to the spiritual life, holds the first place among all the sacraments; through it we are made members of Christ and of the body of the Church. And since death entered the universe through the first man, ‘unless we are born again of water and the Spirit, we cannot’ as the Truth says, ‘enter into the kingdom of heaven’ John 3:5]. The matter of this sacrament is real and natural water.”

Pope Eugene IV, The Council of Florence, Exultate Deo, 1439


“By one man sin entered into the world, and by sin death... so that in them there may be washed away by regeneration, what they have contracted by generation, ‘For unless a man Is born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God’” (John 3:5)

Council of Trent, Session 5 on Original Sin


“If anyone shall say that real and natural water is not necessary (de necessitate) for baptism, and on that account should distort those words of Our Lord Jesus Christ: ‘Unless a man is born again of water and the Holy Spirit’ [John 3:5] into some metaphor: let him be anathema.”

Council of Trent, Sess. 7, Canon 2 on the Sacrament of Baptism






Anti-Semitism’s “Working Definition”

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) (until January 2013, known as the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research or ITF) is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1998 which unites governments and experts to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, research and remembrance worldwide and to uphold the commitments of the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust. The IHRA has 34 member countries, one liaison country and seven observer countries. (Wikipedia)

The IHRA’s working definition for Antisemitism that has been adopted by member countries:

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.” 

This “working definition,” although worded a little differently in light of their differing perspectives, is very close to the definition coined by Joe Sobran who said: “An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.” The IHRA’s definition it not grounded on any objective standard but solely on the subjective “perception of Jews.” You can expect this “working definition,” which has been adopted by U.S. government agencies to work its way into the United States legal code notwithstanding any legal niceties such as freedom of speech, equal protection under the law, etc. The Jewish religion is a race base belief that Jews possess a special salvific relationship with God because of their DNA irrespective of what they believe or what they do. Jesus Christ was killed by the Jews in part because he told them that this was not so. And like Jesus our Lord, the Catholic Church will necessarily fall under this definition of Anti-Semitism as well. Soon enough, the Novus Ordo Church of the New Advent will be calling faithful Catholics anti-Semites.


U.S. Politics: Jewish revolutionary, Saul Alinsky, died 6-12-1972 and will soon be celebrating his 50th year in hell. His book, Rules for Radicals, enumerates twelve rules for effective political organization:

·       RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

·       RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.”

·       RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”

·       RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

·       RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

·       RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

·       RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”

·       RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

·       RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

·       RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

·       RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

·       RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

The purpose of the “rules” is to impose the eight levels of control that must be accomplished in the formation of a Godless socialist state.

1.     Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people.

2.     Poverty —Increase the Poverty level as high as possible:’ poor people are easier to control and wiIl not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3.     Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4.     Gun Control— Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5.     Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6.     Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.

7.     Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the government and schools.

8.     Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent, and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.





Pope Francis: An Eschatological Overview

The massive emphasis on mercy–giving and receiving–is the key to understanding the eschatological dimension of his pontificate

Vatican Insider | Stephen Walford | February 8, 2020

[….]This teaching on divine mercy is one example where a beautiful convergence between authentic private revelation and the magisterium has enabled the faithful to grasp an essential element of what it means to live an authentic Christian life. But there is more to it than that. In the Diary of St Faustina Kowalska, there is a little talked of, but undeniable theme running through it: the Lord makes clear the season of divine mercy is for the end times. St Faustina herself was told she would prepare the world for the Lord’s second coming, while St John Paul II in 2002 referred to the promise of Jesus to St Faustina that “a spark from Poland will prepare the world for my final coming” as binding.   

It is surely the case that Pope Francis has–with the prompting of the Holy Spirit–taken what was in part embryonic in the pontificate of St John Paul II, and placed mercy as the absolute key for the future of the Church and the world. Its salvific message is plastered across almost every page of the Holy Father’s writings in one way or another, as the antidote to the ever increasing evil that offers only death and destruction.   

Fr Spadaro in his essay also touches upon several teachings and attitudes that I too have long considered as of having great importance in understanding this Pope: Francis shuns a millenarian view of the future of humanity where some golden age of peace within history rules; his focus rests solely on the criteria for a blessed Final Judgement as found in the Beatitudes. The criteria, therefore is Jesus himself, since the Beatitudes are in essence, a portrait of the Lord. Furthermore, the Pope sees opportunities everywhere to build bridges and to invite reconciliation. No situation or soul is beyond help or redemption in the time God allows for conversion.

This charism of the Pope is the great dividing line between those who understand him and those who do not. How can he sting like St John the Baptist, yet at other times appear far too generous? In reality, he is following the criteria of Jesus to the letter–some may say even rigidly! He condemns hypocrisy, narcissism, self- love, and a pharisaical attitude that divides between “them” and “us.” He continually invites, even demands help for the poor and marginalised. His constant criticisms in Santa Marta simply warn us that we will be judged on love, and that no defence attorney will be present if we live now as armchair Christians with a Jonah syndrome. No, the Holy Father cares deeply, he knows Jesus recoils at hypocrisy and spiritual apathy and therefore in his heart, he must give the Church some tough love. What Pope Francis is obviously aware of, is the sad reality that for even many Catholics, Jesus’ warning concerning “love growing cold” (cf. Matt 24:12) applies now more than ever. How many refuse to forgive, to apologise, to give of themselves generously? How many create their own moral code, with excuses and exemptions? How many prefer to look after their own interests no matter how much suffering they leave in their wake? This in reality is apostasy from the central Christian message: to love God and neighbour. And thus charity, repentance, mercy are watered down to such an extent that they become meaningless.

In an eschatological sense, I see Francis trying to form a Church that is far more conformed to Jesus himself; one that is authentically evangelical; one that has its foundations in the dirt and dust of its precious flock; one in which love and humility are never again overshadowed by the lust for prestige, power and worldly success. In short, this is the vision of a Church that is being prepared as the Bride fit for her meeting with the Bridegroom.

Many Traditionalists are right though: there is a war, there is a powerful enemy, there is an apocalyptic battle being waged, but they are being seduced by that same enemy. The enemy is Satan, not Pope Francis, or other Catholics who they don’t agree with. Pope Francis, as a realist, knows the depth of this spiritual war, but he also knows wounded souls (no matter how those wounds came about) need love and mercy. They need salvation and are not to be seen as enemies fighting for the other side. This attitude of mercy is entirely in line with Jesus rebuking James and John, who suggested sending down fire from heaven on those who did not welcome the Lord (Lk 9:54).

The division being caused by those opposed to the Holy Father, does nothing other than serve the cause of Satan in creating confusion and doubt in the hearts of ordinary Catholics. Satan, of course, does not care too much with “the world” –he desires far more to destroy the Lord’s work in His Church; to suffocate the sacramental life from souls and to present preaching as hypocritical nonsense. He despises this Pope because Francis shines a light on his deviousness, and because the Holy Father is willing to take risks for the sake of the lost sheep. 

Pope Francis has also contributed to the Marian Era that began in the mid nineteenth century; a period of time prophesied by St Louis de Montfort as preparation for the second coming of Jesus. Not only his very personal Marian devotion, but his emphasis on the church as Mother in imitation of Mary– including the new Feast of Mary Mother of the Church– has enabled the Church to reflect ever more the Marian dimension in its mission to bring the salvation of her Son to all. The Pope’s protection of Medjugorje should also be seen in this context. This Marian dimension is essential in the years ahead because it prepares for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, when divine love will proclaim the final victory; it moulds the faithful into humble souls who imitate Mary, and who follow her command to “do whatever He tells you” (Jn 2:5). 

Of course, Pope Francis, like his predecessors shuns idle speculation and sees a danger in spending time immersed in apocalyptic literature especially from private revelation. What is important, is to keep an Advent spirit of watchfulness; to continually discern the signs of the times, but always with a vision of hope for eschatological glory, and not some intra historical era that will never come. Faith tells us that we can see a dawn breaking on the horizon, from the East; we can see the signs that summer is near (Matt 24:32), but we also know that until that Day arrives, the spiritual war will become more intense. To remain loyal to the Pope and his magisterium is to have a sure guide for what is still to come; it is to help avoid the pitfalls that will inevitably hurt us, but above all, it will keep us close to Jesus Christ. 

In the magisterium and prophetic voice of Pope Francis, we are told to strip ourselves of all that hinders a full adherence to the Gospel: “Along this journey, the cultivation of all that is good, progress in the spiritual life and growth in love are the best counterbalance to evil. Those who choose to remain neutral, who are satisfied with little, who renounce the ideal of giving themselves generously to the Lord, will never hold out. Even less if they fall into defeatism, for “if we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents… Christian triumph is always a cross, yet a cross which is at the same time a victorious banner, borne with aggressive tenderness against the assaults of evil”

Even if we do not know the day or the hour, we do know how to keep our lamps lit; we know how to prepare. A revolution of love, tenderness and mercy is Pope Francis’ answer to the reality of the Last Judgment, from which no one can escape, and which in a very real sense is already in progress. If holiness is grasped with both hands, then the apocalypse holds no fears; in fact it presents a wealth of opportunities to serve the Lord. 

Maranatha is the prayer that can and should live joyfully in the hearts of the faithful in this season of mercy. We can take it to the poor, the sick, the lonely, announcing that their liberation is near. And even if centuries are still to pass by, the Church will live by a new evangelical urgency that will ensure the torch of hope burns bright until the true light comes to illuminate a transfigured creation. Pope Francis is playing a vital part in ensuring the Church prepares well for whatever the Lords asks it to go through in the future. Let us pray for him and his immensely important task.


COMMENTARY on Overview of the Eschatology of Francis:

       The first problem with the theologian Stephen Walford, and it is a huge problem, is that he makes the pope his proximate rule of faith and not Dogma. He therefore cannot distinguish between the pope’s personal magisterium based upon his grace of state and the Magisterium of the Church based upon the attribute of Infallibility that Jesus Christ endowed His Church. Whatever the current pope says or does becomes his rule of faith and is necessarily, in his estimation, the work of the Holy Ghost. Beginning with this colossal error, he works to build a bridge between the teaching of a heretical pope and the Catholic faithful.

          But putting this error aside, he brings up a question that the Catholic faithful must be able to answer clearly with the revealed truth of God. So what is wrong with the modern popes emphasis of divine mercy? The problem is essentially that emphasize divine mercy in opposition to divine justice and not as a different facet of the same jewel. Walford seems to be correct in that the popes of the Church of the New Advent believe that we are in the last age of the Church before the second coming of Jesus Christ. They also believe that this age is the time of mercy (as if other ages were not) and not justice (as if other ages were). Benedict/Ratzinger held an interview with Jacques Servais, S.J. conducted in October of 2015 on questions of Faith and Justification. The interview was read by the Prefect of the Pontifical Household, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, to a subsequent Conference in November 2015 on Justification and published in March of 2016. In this interview Benedict/Ratzinger places in constant opposition the attributes of God’s mercy and God’s justice repeatedly characterizing His justice as “cruelty.” He quotes in support of his theology John Paul II who was “deeply impregnated with this impulse,” and Pope Francis whom he praises for his “pastoral practice (that) is expressed in the fact that he continually speaks to us of God’s mercy.” These popes all point to the gospel description of the last judgment in which the criteria for salvation or condemnation are the corporal works of mercy. Therefore they conclude, what one believes is of no importance but rather what one does for his fellow man. Thus, after dividing justice and mercy, they drive a wedge between faith and charity. It is from this that the term “evangelization” is redefined and distinguished from “proselytism,” heretofore they have always been considered as necessary compliments as a cause is to its direct effect. Proselytism, the traditional fruit of evangelization, converting others to the true faith, is condemned as “solemn nonsense” and the new evangelization becomes only dialogue to exchange opinions for the end of promoting corporal works of mercy.

          Wisdom is the perfect knowledge of the most important things in their right order of reference. Discounting malice, Pope Francis has no wisdom because he has no right order of reference. “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” (Heb 11:6) Charity, which is the friendship between God and man through grace, is greater than Faith, which is believing what God has revealed on the authority of God, but without Faith, Charity is impossible. No one can have the friendship of God who does not believe His Truth. Acts of Charity are an extension of the virtue of Charity because they are entirely grounded upon seeing the image of God in other men. There can be no Charity without Faith, and although Charity is greater than Faith, Faith takes precedence in time. St. Thomas considers sins against Faith as the greatest of all sins because they radically separate the person from God and the possibility of Charity. In the Acts of the Apostles, the apostles began the work of evangelization by making proselytes out of the Jews and pagans. When the Faithful of the Church grew from these labors, the obligation for works of Charity correspondingly increased. What did the apostles do? They established the deaconate to attend to works of Charity so that these works of Charity would not impede the work of evangelization to make new proselytes.  

          The second coming of Jesus Christ will be characterized by the Great Apostasy from the Faith as described by St. Paul: “Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition...” (2 Thess. 2:3) Jesus said, “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?” (Luke 18:7-8) We are now in the Great Apostasy for at no time in history has the apostasy been so generalized and extended to the summit of Church authority.

          Try as they may, it is impossible to drive a wedge between God’s justice and God’s mercy. God is perfect Act and infinite Simplicity. He is present wherever He acts. There are no distinguished parts in God. Mercy is only possible in the context of justice and vice versa, otherwise the entire Passion of Jesus Christ becomes meaningless. Jesus does not suffer the cruelty of His passion from the direct will of the Father but from sinful men by the Father’s permissive will. It is not the cruelty of God but cruelty of sinful men. Jesus as the Son of Man willingly suffers His Passion firstly gives honor and glory to the Father in the name of mankind to the end of redeeming man from sin.

          “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” It is only through Faith that Charity can exist without which the merits of the redemptive suffering of Christ’s passions cannot be personally gained. “Therefore I said to you, that you shall die in your sins. For if you believe not that I AM he, you shall die in your sin. They said therefore to him: Who art thou? Jesus said to them: The beginning (I AM), who also speak unto you” (John 8:24-25).

          In the last judgment when God makes a radical public distinction between “them” and “us,” Jesus Christ will say, “When I was thirsty and you gave me to drink” (Matt 35:25).  The faithful will ask, “Lord, when did we see thee… thirsty and give thee to drink?” (37). Jesus will say, “Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren [that is, ‘As many of you as have been baptized in Christ, have put on Christ’ (Gal 3:27) when they were ‘born again by water and the Holy Ghost’ (John 3:5),] you did it to me.” Only the faithful can see the image of God in other and the likeness restored by the grace of Jesus Christ in the “brethren.”

          Then He will say to those on His left condemned to hell, “Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least (that is, the “brethren” of Christ), neither did you do it to me” (45). Christ dwells in the souls of the faithful by Charity. Those condemned did not see Christ in the faithful. Those who are condemned may have given a drink to the thirsty but without faith, they did not see the image of God in the other, and therefore, they did not do it for Him. They were not works of Charity but works of human philanthropy. Works of mercy do not profit for salvation without Faith. While Faith can exist without Charity, Charity cannot exist without Faith in this world. Faith will pass with death but Charity will remain. That is why the last judgment is determined by acts of mercy and not articles of Faith because at the Last Judgment everyone will believe.

          The modern Church of the New Advent is in true apostasy which is, by definition, the actual denial of revealed truth. They do not do works of mercy that profit for eternal salvation because they do not have faith. Yet Walford claims, in a remarkable inversion of divine Wisdom, that apostasy is failure in works of mercy rather than that apostasy is the failure of faith which in turn leads to the failure of works of mercy. The rank hypocrisy in this claim is evident in that Catholic institutions doing works of mercy have crumbled since Vatican II when the age of mercy supposedly got underway. And still, the popes of the Church of the New Advent do not get it. Only by preaching the faith will acts of mercy again abound. Jesus said to St. John the Baptist who resisted baptizing Him, “For so it becometh us to fulfill all justice” (Matt 3:15). The Church of the New Advent cannot have part in the mercy of God because they have no part with Him to “fulfill all justice.” The blasphemy is this: the modern popes believe they are more merciful than God. 

          They proclaim the era of mercy in opposition to God’s “cruel” justice while essentially removing all penitential practices during Lent while accusing traditionalist Catholics of being “seduced by Satan” and “serving the cause of Satan” by the “division…  creating confusion and doubt in the hearts of ordinary Catholics” when they oppose the rank heresy of Pope Francis. The implications of this division between justice-mercy and charity-faith overturns the Catholic dogmas on justification. The Church of the New Advent has a Lutheran conception of justification. In the Servais interview Benedict/Ratzinger said, It seems to me that in the theme of divine mercy is expressed in a new way what is meant by justification by faith. Starting from the mercy of God, which everyone is looking for, it is possible even today to interpret anew the fundamental nucleus of the doctrine of justification, and have it appear again in all its relevance.” Benedict/Ratzinger “interprets anew” by mischaracterizing the Catholic dogmatic teaching on justification as “the conceptuality of St. Anselm which he says “has now become for us incomprehensible” because it necessarily includes the justice of God. He then adds, “Only where there is mercy does cruelty end, only with mercy do evil and violence end. Pope Francis is totally in agreement with this line. His pastoral practice is expressed in the fact that he continually speaks to us of God’s mercy. It is mercy that moves us toward God, while justice frightens us before Him.” What is worse, Benedict/Ratzinger adds that God “simply cannot leave 'as is' the mass of evil that comes from the freedom that he himself has granted. Only He, coming to share in the world's suffering, can redeem the world.” So God becomes responsible for the mass of evil in the world because He is responsible for granting man freedom” and is therefore compelled by justice “to share in the world's suffering” to redeem the world”! The end of this is that God has a necessary obligation in justice for mercy. The corollary to this is that man has an unconditional right to divine mercy.   

          God is not compelled to anything outside Himself. He cannot positively will evil. He can and does permit evil only because He and He alone is capable of bring good out of evil. No man can earn God's mercy and eternal salvation on their own merits.

“Charity is man’s friendship with God based on man’s share in the Divine Life, in the happiness of God Himself. But man cannot naturally share in God’s own life. Man’s participation in the Divine Life is a free supernatural gift which God gives to man. Charity then cannot be acquired by any purely human effort. It is a gift of God infused in man’s soul by God’s goodness and generosity. Charity, like the other theological virtues, is a supernatural virtue infused in the will by God Himself. Who can give man a share in the Divine Love except God Himself?”

Rev. Walter Farrell, O. P., My Way of Life, Pocket Edition of St. Thomas

          A faithful Catholic in the state of grace is able to merit eternal life and atone for his sins because of his union by grace with Jesus Christ in Charity. This is what gives value to his prayers, penances, and mortifications without which they have no value at all in obtaining a supernatural end. This union of Charity with Christ by grace permits the faithful to not only atone for their own sins but also for the sins of others as St. Paul said, “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church” (Col 1:24). And thus:

 “The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it, we prove ourselves not to be enemies of the Cross of Christ. By it, we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain strength against the princes of darkness, for it shields us with heavenly help. Should mankind grow remiss in their observance of Lent, it would be a detriment to God’s glory, a disgrace to the Catholic religion, and a danger to Christian souls. Neither can it be doubted, but that such negligence would become the source of misery to the world, of public calamity, and of private woe.” 

Pope Benedict XIV, encyclical, May 30, 1741

          Without the justice of God there could be no mercy and without God’s mercy there could be no justice. The faithful rejoice in the justice of God for by it we are made children of God and can merit eternal life. Those who divide God's mercy from His justice and believe that eternal life awaits them without the necessity of Faith and penance are whistling in the wind. There will not have any part with God in eternal life. May God in His mercy keep us in the right Faith, a burning Charity and a penitential spirit until our last breath.





Hermeneutics of Continuity/Discontinuity

Modern Novel Opinion:

Archbishop Di Noia explains the fundamental change, the major shift, the new concept that Traditionalists will not be able to accept immediately.  

The Church’s deep commitment to reconciliation with the Jewish People is personified today by Benedict XVI.  The Ecumenical Council wrought a fundamental change. Then John Paul II, above all others, brought home Paul’s message that Judaism and Jews have a unique place in salvation history. Nobody can deny that Karol Wojtyla’s Pontificate marked a major shift in the theological understanding of Judaism within the Catholic Church.  [....] Vatican II repudiated anti-Semitism and presented a positive picture of Judaism. John Paul II took us further in recognizing the significance of the Jewish People for Christianity itself. This is a new concept which we know the Traditionalists will not be able to accept immediately. Convincing them will take time, and in this respect we will have to be patient.

Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, Adjunct Secretary for Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith & Vice-Prefect of Ecclesia Dei


Catholic Dogma:

Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people yielding its fruits.

Jesus Christ, Matt. 21:43


The Most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews, heretics, and schismatics can ever be partakers of eternal life, but that they are to go into the eternal fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, (Mt. 25:41) unless before death they are joined with her; and that so important is the unity of this Ecclesiastical Body, that only those remaining within this unity can profit from the sacraments of the Church unto salvation, and that they alone can receive an eternal recompense for their fasts, almsdeeds, and other works of Christian piety and duties of a Christian soldier. No one, let his almsgiving be as great as it may, no one, even if he pour out his blood for the Name of Christ, can be saved unless they abide within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.

Council of Florence


The most holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes, and teaches that the Mosaic Law cannot be observed without the loss of eternal salvation. Every one, therefore, who observes circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of the Law, the Church declares not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation.

Council of Florence


Now in saying a new, he hath made the former old. And that which decayeth and groweth old, is near its end. 

St. Paul, Heb. 8:13




Catholic Faith vs. Modernist Experience

“In the Catholic sense, Revelation is something external, something that comes to the soul from without, from the oral teaching of Christ and the Church, and Faith is acceptance of that Revelation. In the Modernist sense, Revelation is wholly internal, a psychological experience, and Faith is the souls response to it. To the Catholic, Revelation is statement, and Faith is belief in the statement made. To the Modernist, Revelation and Faith are experience. To the Catholic, the content of Revelation, which is the object of Faith, is truth addressed to the intelligence. To the Modernist, it is truth addressed to the feelings, to the emotional faculty. That brings religion perilously near to Matthew Arnold's definition of religion: Morality touched with emotion.” 

Fr. J. M. Bampton, S.J.




And if anyone would know, it would be Benedict!

“The greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin within the Church.” 

Pope Benedict XVI

As we suffer under the moral and doctrinal Novelties of Pope Francis, it is evident why he wanted the Master of Novelty, Paul VI, to become another novel Novus Ordo saint.  Montini is the man who coined the Spirit of Vatican II in one word: NOVELTY in order to please m