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..... 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday after Easter

Good Shepherd Sunday

St. Justin, Martyr

St. Tiburtius & Companions, Martyrs

April 14, 2024

    Today is called “Good Shepherd Sunday.”  For, in the epistle, St. Peter himself, made by the risen Lord head and Chief Pastor of His Church, tells us that Christ is the shepherd of our souls, which were like wandering sheep.  They are gathered round Him who came to give His life for them.  The gospel relates the touching parable of the good shepherd who defends his sheep against the wolf, and protects them from death (Collect); and foretells that the heathen will come to join the Jews of the Old Law and to form with them one only Church and flock, under one shepherd.

    These our Lord recognizes as His sheep and like the disciples at Emmaus, whose eyes were opened at the Breaking of the bread, at the altar when the priest consecrates the host which is the memorial of our Lord’s passion, they acknowledge that Christ is “the Good Shepherd who gives His life that He may feed His sheep with His Body and Blood” (St. Gregory).  Raising their eyes to Him (Offertory), they pour forth to Him their gratitude for His great mercy (Introit). 

    “It was in those days,” says St. Leo, “that the Holy Ghost was bestowed upon all the apostles by our Lord’s breathing upon them, and that the blessed apostle Peter, raised above the rest, having already received the keys of the kingdom, saw the care of the Lord’s flock committed to his charge” (Second nocturn).  This was the first step in the founding of the Church.

    Let us press round the divine Shepherd of our souls, hidden in the Eucharist and whose visible representative is the Pope, Pastor of the Universal Church.

 

INTROIT:

Ps. 32.  The earth is full of the mercy of the Lord, alleluia: by the word of the Lord the heavens were established, alleluia, alleluia.

Ps. 80.  Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh the upright.  Glory be, etc.  The earth is full, etc.

 

COLLECT:

O God, who in the humility of Thy Son hast raised up a fallen world, grant to Thy faithful people perpetual gladness, and as Thou hast delivered them from the perils of eternal death, make them to rejoice with everlasting joy.  Through our Lord, etc.

 

O God, who by the foolishness of the Cross didst wondrously teach Thy blessed Martyr Saint Justin an excellent knowledge of Christ Jesus: grant that by his intercession, we being delivered from the deceitfulness of all false doctrine, may be firmly grounded in Thy true religion. Through the same Lord, etc.

 

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God: that we who keep this feast of Thy blessed Martyrs, Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus; may likewise follow the example of their virtues. Through our Lord, etc.

 

EPISTLE: 1 Peter 2, 21-25.     

Dearly beloved, Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow His steps. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth. Who when He was reviled, did not revile: when He suffered, He threatened not, but delivered Himself to him that judged Him unjustly: who His own self bore our sins in His body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray: but you are now converted to the shepherd and bishop of your souls.

EXPLANATION  St. Peter teaches the Christians patience in misery and afflictions, even in unjust persecution, and for this purpose places before them the example of Christ who, though most innocent, suffered most terribly and most patiently. Are we true sheep of the good Shepherd if at the smallest cross, at every word, we become angry and impatient?

ASPIRATION  O Lord Jesus! Grant me the grace to follow Thee, my good Shepherd, and not to complain and make threats whenever I am reprimanded, reviled or persecuted for justice sake.

 

GREAT ALLELUIA:  Alleluia, alleluia. 

Luke 24.  The disciples knew the Lord Jesus in the breaking of bread, alleluia.

John 10.  I am the good shepherd: and I know My sheep, and Mine know Me, alleluia.

 

GOSPEL: John 10, 11-16.      

At that time Jesus said to the pharisees: I am the good shep­herd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and flieth: and the wolf catched and scat­tereth the sheep: and the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling, and he hath no care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd: and I know Mine, and Mine know. Me, as the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father: and I lay down My life for My sheep. And other sheep I have that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

How has Christ proved Himself a good Shepherd?

By sacrificing His life even for His enemies, for those who did not yet love Him (I John 4, 10; Rom. 5, 8), and could not reward Him. He has besides given Himself to us for our food.

How are we to know if we are among the sheep of Christ, that is, His chosen ones?

If we listen willingly to the voice of the Shepherd in sermons and instructions, in spiritual books and conversations; are obedient to it, and especially give ear and follow the rules of the Church through which the Good Shepherd speaks to us (Luke 10, 16), "for he," says St. Augustine, “who has not the Church for his mother, will not have God for his father;" if we gladly receive the food of the Good Shepherd, that is, His sacred Body and Blood in holy Communion; if we are patient and meek as a lamb, freely forgiving our enemies; if we love all men from our heart, do good to them, and seek to bring them to Jesus.

Who are the other sheep of Christ?

The Gentiles who were not of the fold of Israel, whom Christ sought to bring by His disciples, and now by their successors; into His fold. To these sheep we also belonged by our ancestors. O how grateful we should be to God, that He has brought us into the fold of His Church, and how diligently should we conduct ourselves as good sheep!

When will there be but one fold and one shepherd?

Christ’s Church already constitutes “one fold and one shepherd.” When, by the prayers of the Church and by her missionaries, all nations someday will be converted to this only saving Church, the one Church under one head. Let us pray that this may soon come.

PRAYER  O Lord Jesus! Thou Good Shepherd who on the cross didst give Thy life for Thy sheep, grant us, we beseech Thee, by Thy death, the grace to be faithful to Thy voice and teachings like obedient lambs that we may one day be numbered among Thy chosen ones in heaven.

 

OFFERTORY:

Ps. 62. O God, my God, to Thee do I watch at break of day; and in Thy name I will lift up my hands, alleluia.

 

SECRET:

May this sacred oblation, O Lord, ever draw down upon us Thy wholesome benediction, that what is thereby celebrated in mystery may be carried out in power.  Through our Lord, etc.

 

O God, who didst strengthen Thy blessed Martyr Justin earnestly to defend Thy wondrous mysteries against the slanders of the ungodly: grant, we pray Thee; that these our oblations may be acceptable in Thy sight.  Through our Lord, etc.

 

We beseech Thee, O Lord, that the gifts which we offer unto Thee of our bounden duty and service may be acceptable unto Thee for the honour of Thy Saints: and by Thy mercy profitable unto us for our salvation. Through our Lord, etc.

 

PREFACE FOR EASTER:

It is truly meet and just, right and profitable unto salvation, that we should at all times extol Thy glory, O Lord, but more especially at this season when Christ our Pasch was sacrificed.  For He is the true Lamb that hath taken away the sins of the world; Who by dying hath overcome our death, and by rising again hath restored our life.  And therefore with the angels and archangels, the thrones and dominions, and the whole host of heavenly army we sing a hymn of Thy glory, saying again and again: Holy, holy, holy, etc.

 

COMMUNION:

John 10.  I am the good shepherd, alleluia: and I know My sheep, and Mine know Me, alleluia, alleluia.

 

POSTCOMMUNION:

Grant us, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, to attain Thy life-giving grace, and ever glory in Thy gift.  Through our Lord, etc.

 

O Lord, who hast refreshed us with this heavenly food: we humbly pray Thee, that following the teaching of Thy blessed Martyr Justin; we may continue stedfastly to shew forth our thankfulness for the gifts that we have received in the same  Through our Lord, etc.

 

O Lord, who hast vouchsafed to feed us with these saving mysteries: grant that, as on this day we do honour to Thy Saints, so we may be succoured by their intercession. Through our Lord, etc.

 

 

My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by His Divine help. I can do all in Him who strengthens me. His Power is infinite, and if I lean on him, it will be mine. His Wisdom is infinite, and if I look to Him for counsel, I shall not be deceived. His Goodness is infinite, and if my trust is stayed in Him, I shall not be abandoned. 

Pope Saint Pius X

 

 

 

 

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“I am the good shepherd: and I know Mine, and Mine know.Me, as the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father: and I lay down My life for My sheep.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPER OF THE SAINTS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 14th:

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2nd Sunday after Easter

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St. Tiburtius & Comp., Mm

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

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Ferial Day

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Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass

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Ferial Day

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Solemnity of St. Joseph, 

Spouse of the BVM,

Patron of the Universal Church

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Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass

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St. Anselm, BpCD

Within the Octave

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

 

 

 

Softness, St. Thomas calls it effeminacy, and pertinacity are opposed to perseverance.  Softness is a vice that makes a man ready to forsake any good intention when difficulties arise.  Pertinacity is a vice that makes a man cling to his own opinion and judgment long after facts have shown that he is wrong.  The soft man has no perseverance at all.  The pertinacious man perseveres in his wrong course of action even after right reason shows that he is wrong.  Of course, the highest kind of perseverance is perseverance in the pursuit of God.  For this reason God has given men, through grace, the gift of fortitude.  This is a gift of the Holy Ghost which enables man to persevere in moral good until he attains the vision of God.  The Holy Ghost infuses into man’s mind a confidence that through the grace of God he will win through to Heaven. 

Fr. Walter Farrell, O. P., S. T. M., My Way of Life, Pocket edition of St. Thomas

 

 

“Hold firmly that our faith is identical with the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.”

St. Thomas Aquinas

 

 

When our Divine Savior told His Apostles, and their successors, “Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them,” He meant those words literally and without reservation. Our faith and our confidence in our Savior should be such that we accept this comforting assurance at its full value. Our Savior did not say that your sins might be forgiven, or that they may be forgiven, or anything else of a conditional character. True God and true Man, the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, Jesus your Savior, meant precisely what He said when He instituted the Sacrament of Penance. If the penitent has sorrow for the sin, there are no strings attached to the forgiveness. Nor is it necessary that you be able to shed tears in your sorrow. It is safe to say that sorrow and forgiveness depend in no way on the lachrymal glands. Boniface McConville, O.F.M., Peace For Troubled Souls

 

There is not a more splendid genealogy than was St. Joseph; among all the monarchs of the earth there is none to compare with him… Joseph is the glory of nobles and the consolation of workmen; he is the condemnation of those sectaries who, born of ignoble blood, desire to reduce all to one vulgar level, destroying all distinction of name, rank or property, by which process society itself would soon be entirely destroyed. 

Edward Healy Thompson, Life and Glories of St. Joseph

 

The holy Church invites us to spend this day in honouring the Spouse of Mary, the Foster-Father of the Son of God.  And yet, as we offered him the yearly tribute of our devotion on March 19, it is not properly speaking, his feast that we are to celebrate today.  It is a solemn expression of gratitude offered to Joseph, the Protector of the Faithful, the refuge and support of all that invoke him with confidence.  The innumerable favours he has bestowed upon the world entitle him to this additional homage…. In a book published in 1645, The Glories of St. Joseph, we find these prophetic words, “in the latter ages of the world, the glories of St. Joseph will be brought to light; that God will draw aside the veil, which has hitherto prevented us from seeing the wondrous sanctuary of Joseph’s soul; that the Holy Ghost will inspire the faithful to proclaim the praises of this admirable Saint…and that the Sovereign Pontiff will by a secret impulse from heaven, ordain that the feast of this great Patriarch be solemnly celebrated through the length and breadth of the spiritual domain of St. Peter.  They will find in St. Joseph treasures of grace incomparable more precious and plentiful than were possessed by even the choicest of the elect of the Old Testament.”  These ardent wishes have been fulfilled. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Solemnity of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

 

 “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever” (Luke 1:32).

St. Joseph is referred to as “Prince of Judah”

Almost immediately after the Annunciation, a mystery called the Visitation was enacted at the core of the Davidic monarchy at the home of Zachary and Elizabeth in “the hill country,” for Mary, Elizabeth and Joseph were all first cousins.  Tradition, reinforced by Pope Benedict XIII, avers that our Lady’s mother St. Anne and St. Elizabeth’s mother were sisters of St. Joseph’s father Jacob, making of Our Lord and St. John the Baptist second cousins.  Nor did the royal lines stop there, for St. Joseph had a younger brother called Cleophas or Alpheus, three of whose sons were the Apostles Simon the Zealot, James the Less and Jude Thaddeus, and two others were the disciples Joseph Justus and Simeon.  Cleophas also had two daughters, one of whom was Mary Salome, the mother of the Apostles St. James the Greater and St. John the Evangelist, and the other is believed to have been the mother of John Mark (St. Mark the Evangelist).  All belonged to one royal family instituted by God in the loins of David…

All Jews expected the Messiah to come from the line of King David, to whom God had solemnly declared through the prophet Nathan, “I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever… and thy throne shall be firm forever” (2 Kings 7: 12-16).  This promise had been many times ratified by the prophets, and when the last of them solemnly announced that God had finally fulfilled it, they were not surprised, and rejoiced.  Although the scepter of the kings of Judah had long since fallen, along with their patrimony, the royal line itself had descended in full vigor to Joseph of Nazareth, who would have been its reigning head.  The devout among our Lord’s relatives interpreted the Scriptures correctly and were not misled by appearances, as were those who expected the Messiah to arrive with worldly pomp and circumstance.  They believed our Lord’s messianic claims because, unlike the others, they believed God’s promise to the royal line of David… to this day St. Joseph is referred to as “Prince of Judah” in Eastern liturgies. 

Solange Hertz, Apostasy in America

 

John Paul II - Opines over the Catholic Faith he “once believed.”

The churches and separated communities, although we once believed that they suffered from deficiencies, are not totally deprived of importance and value in the mystery of salvation. The Spirit of Christ does not refuse to use them as means of salvation, through the strength deriving from the fullness of grace and truth which has been conferred on the Catholic Church.

 John Paul II, Unitatis Redintegration

 

In my helplessness the Holy Scriptures and the Imitation of Christ are of the greatest assistance… It is from the Gospels, however, that I derive most help in the time of prayer; I find in their pages all that my poor soul needs, and I am always discovering there new lights and hidden, mysterious meanings. 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, on meditative reading

 

 

THE GOOD SHEPHERD                        SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

PRESENCE OF GOD: I come to You, O Jesus, my Good Shepherd; lead me to the pastures of eternal life.

MEDITATION:

    1. The liturgy today sums up in the gentle figure of the Good Shepherd all that Jesus has done for our souls.

    The shepherd is everything to his flock; their life, their sustenance, and their care is entirely in his hands, and if the shepherd is good, they will have nothing to fear under his protection, and they will want for nothing.

    Jesus is preeminently the Good Shepherd: He not only loves, feeds, and guards His sheep, but He also gives them life at the cost of His own. In the mystery of the Incarnation, the Son of God comes to earth in search of men who, like stray sheep, have wandered away from the sheepfold and have become lost in the dark valley of sin. He comes as a most loving Shepherd who, in order to take better care of His flock, is not afraid to share their lot. Today's Epistle (1 Pt 2:21‑25) shows Him to us as He takes our sins upon Himself that He may heal us by His Passion: “Who His own self bore our sins in His Body upon the tree that we, being dead to sin, should live to justice; by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray; but you are now converted to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls” (1 Pt 2:24‑25). Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd, and I give my life for my sheep” and in the Office for Paschal time, the Church chants many times: “The Good Shepherd is risen, He who gave His life for His sheep and who died for His flock.” What could be a better synthesis of the whole work of the Redemption? It seems still more wonderful when we hear Jesus declare: “I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly” (Jn 10, 10). In truth, He could well repeat to each one of us: “What more could I have done for you that I have not done?” (cf. Is 5:4). Oh, would that our generosity in giving ourselves to Him had no limits, after the pattern of His own liberality in giving Himself to us!

    2. Again Jesus said: “I know Mine, and Mine know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father” (Gosp: Jn 10:11-16). Although there is no question here of equality, but merely that of a simple comparison, it is nevertheless very consoling and glorious for us to see how Jesus likes to compare His relations with us to those He has with His Father. At the Last Supper also, He said: “As the Father hath loved Me, I also have loved you,” and again “as Thou, Father, in Me, and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us” (Jn 15:9‑17, 21). This shows that between us, the sheep, and Jesus, our Shepherd, there is not only a relation of acquaintance, but also one of love, and better still, of a communion of life, similar to that which exists between the Son and the Father. It is by means of the grace, faith and charity, which the Good Shepherd acquired for us by His death, that we arrive at such intimacy with our God ‑ so deep that it makes us share in His own divine life.

    A close relationship of loving knowledge is here established between the Good Shepherd and His sheep ‑ one so intimate that the Shepherd knows His sheep one by one and can call them by name; and they recognize His voice and follow Him with docility. Each soul can say : “Jesus knows me and loves me, not in a general abstract way, but in the concrete aspect of my needs, of my desires, and of my life; for Him to know me and to love me is to do me good, to encompass me more and more with His grace, and to sanctify me. Precisely because He loves me, Jesus calls me by name : He calls me when in prayer He opens to me new horizons of the spiritual life, or when He enables me to know my faults and weaknesses better; He calls me when He reprimands me or purifies me by aridity, as well as when He consoles and encourages me by filling me with new fervor; He calls me when He makes me feel the need of greater generosity, and when He asks me for sacrifices or gives me joys, and still more, when He awakens in me a deeper love for Him. Hearing His call, my attitude should be that of a loving little sheep who recognizes the voice of its Shepherd and follows Him always.

COLLOQUY:

    “O Lord, You are my Shepherd, I shall not want; You make me lie down in green pastures, You lead me to the water of refreshment, You convert my soul and lead me on the paths of justice. Even though I walk in the ravines, in the dark valleys, I shall fear no evil, for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff are my comfort. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over” (Cf. Ps 22). O Lord, my Good Shepherd, what more could You have done for me that You have not done? What could You have given to me that You have not given? You willed to be my food and drink. What more delightful and salutary, nourishing and strengthening pasture could You have found than Your own Body and Blood?

    “O good Lord Jesus Christ, my sweet Shepherd, what return shall I make to You for all that You have given me? What shall I give You in exchange for Your gift of Yourself to me? Even if I could give myself to You a thousand times, it would still be nothing, since I am nothing in comparison with You. You, so great, have loved me so much and so gratuitously, I who am so small, so wicked and ungrateful! I know, O Lord, that Your love tends toward the immense, the infinite, because You are immense and infinite. Please tell me, O Lord, how I ought to love You.

    “My love, O Lord, is not gratuitous, it is owed to You . . . Although I cannot love You as much as I should, You accept my weak love.  I can love You more when You condescend to increase my virtue, but I can never give You what You deserve.  Give me then, Your most ardent love by which, with Your grace, I shall love You, please You, serve You, and fulfill Your commands.  May I never be separated from You, either in time or in eternity, but abide, united to You in love, forever and ever” (Ven. R. Jourdain).

 

 

“One Fold and One Shepherd” is an accomplished fact, not a future hope

“And there will be one fold, and one shepherd.” Some suppose that in the end of the world, God will convert all the Jews by Elias, and all the Gentiles by Enoch, and thus there will become one Church, made up of them both, and one Pastor, Christ, and His Vicar the Supreme Pontiff, who will be called the Angelic Pastor. (See the list of Popes, described symbolically, in the life of S. Malachi.) But they are in error. For neither will Elias convert all the Jews, nor Enoch all the Gentiles. For there will be then many unbelievers and followers of antichrist. But this is far from being the meaning of Christ. It was, that after His death and resurrection His apostles would be dispersed among all nations, and convert them, so that both Jews and Gentiles would be gathered into one Church of believers, under one Shepherd, Christ, and His Vicar, the Roman Pontiff. This is not to be looked forward to as something future, for it took place in the time of Constantine the first Christian emperor, who Christianized nearly all the nations which were subject to him. The Apostle graphically sets this before us (Eph. ii.)

Rev. Cornelius a Lapide, The Great Commentary

 

 

“To some of the saints power is granted to succor us in particular necessities; but to St. Joseph power is granted to succor in all necessities, and to defend all those who, with devotion, have recourse to him.” 

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

 

 

One Fold and One Shepherd

Church Prays on Good Friday for heretics and schismatics: That God and Lord would deliver them from all their errors; and vouchsafe to recall them to our holy mother the Catholic Church. Let us pray: O almighty and eternal God, who savest all , and willest not that anyone should perish: look down on the souls of those deceived by wiles of the devil; that the evil of heresy being removed from their hearts the erring may repent and return to the unity of Thy truth. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

 

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His Holiness has moved us with his message of inclusion, especially for the poor, the marginalized and the outcast…. His message of love and inclusion, his regard for ‘the least of these,’ distills the essence of Jesus’ teachings and is a tonic for a cynical age.  May we heed his humble example. 

President Barack Obama on Pope Francis

 

The resurrection of Christ did not convert the Jews. But through the whole world they have sent men to accuse Christ – and do so to this very day.

And though all the men of your nation knew the incidents in the life of Jonah, and though Christ said among you that He would give the sign of Jonah, exhorting you to repent of your wicked deeds at least after He rose again from the dead, and to mourn before God as did the Ninevites, in order that your nation and city might not be taken and destroyed, as they have been destroyed; yet you not only have not repented, after you learned that He rose from the dead, but, as I said before you have sent chosen and ordained men throughout all the world to proclaim that a godless and lawless heresy had sprung from one Jesus, a Galilæan deceiver, whom we crucified, but his disciples stole him by night from the tomb, where he was laid when unfastened from the cross, and now deceive men by asserting that he has risen from the dead and ascended to heaven. Moreover, you accuse Him of having taught those godless, lawless, and unholy doctrines which you mention to the condemnation of those who confess Him to be Christ, and a Teacher from and Son of God. Besides this, even when your city is captured, and your land ravaged, you do not repent, but dare to utter imprecations on Him and all who believe in Him. Yet we do not hate you or those who, by your means, have conceived such prejudices against us; but we pray that even now all of you may repent and obtain mercy from God, the compassionate and long-suffering Father of all…. For you neither suffer Him when He calls you, nor hear Him when He speaks to you, but have done evil in the presence of the Lord. But the highest pitch of your wickedness lies in this, that you hate the Righteous One, and slew Him; and so treat those who have received from Him all that they are and have, and who are pious, righteous, and humane. Therefore “woe unto their soul,” says the Lord, Isaiah 3:9 “for they have devised an evil counsel against themselves, saying, ‘Let us take away the righteous, for he is distasteful to us.’” For indeed you are not in the habit of sacrificing to Baal, as were your fathers, or of placing cakes in groves and on high places for the host of heaven: but you have not accepted God's Christ. For he who knows not Him, knows not the will of God; and he who insults and hates Him, insults and hates Him that sent Him. And whoever believes not in Him, believes not the declarations of the prophets, who preached and proclaimed Him to all.

St. Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho (the Jew)

 

 

Hermenutics of Continuity/Discontinuity and the Great Leap of Faith

“Concretely and actually the Church of Christ may be realized less, equally, or even more in a Church separated from Rome than in a Church in communion with Rome.  This conclusion is inescapable on the basis of the understanding of Church that emerges from the teaching of Vatican Council II.” 

    Rev. Gregory Baum, modernist theologian

“The Church of Christ is not exclusively identical to the Roman Catholic Church.  It does indeed “subsist” in Roman Catholicism but it is also present in varying modes and degrees in other Christian communities.”  

    Avery Cardinal Dulles, a member of the International Theological Commission

“Vatican II did not use Pius XII’s expression (i.e.: which is the ‘expression’ that the Church has used for two thousand years) according to which ‘the Roman Catholic Church is the only Church of Christ.’  Instead it preferred the expression ‘The Church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church…’ because it wished to affirm the being of the Church as such is a larger identity than the Roman Catholic Church.”

    Cardinal Ratzinger, Frankfurter Allgemeine interview, 2000 (the same year Dominus Iesus was published)

“It is difficult to say that the Catholic Church is still one, Catholic, apostolic, when one says that the others (other Christian communities) are equally one, Catholic and apostolic, albeit to a lesser degree. ---- at Vatican Council II, the Roman Catholic Church officially abandoned its monopoly over the Christian religion.”

    Rev. Edward Schillebeeckx, modernist theologian

“Today we no longer understand ecumenism in the sense of a return, by which the others would ‘be converted’ and return to being ‘catholics.’ This was expressly abandoned by Vatican II.”

    Walter Cardinal Kasper, as President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

“The Catholic commitment to ecumenism is not based on wanting to draw all Christians into the Catholic fold, nor does it seek to create a new church, drawing on the best of each of the ecumenical partners.”

    Walter Cardinal Kasper, as President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

 

 

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”

Philip Dick, Science-fiction writer

 

 

Thy Cross, O Lord, is the source of all blessings, the cause of all graces: by it the faithful find strength in weakness, glory in shame, life in death.” 

St. Leo the Great

 

These pan-Christians who strive for the union of the churches would appear to pursue the noblest of ideals in promoting charity among all Christians.  But how should charity tend to the detriment of faith?  Everyone knows that John himself, Apostle of love, who seems in his Gospel to have revealed the secrets of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and who never ceased to impress upon the memory of his disciples the new commandment “to love one another,” nevertheless strictly forbade any close social contact with those who professed a mutilated and corrupt form of Christ's teaching: “If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house, nor say to him, God sped you” (II John 10). 

Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos

 

 

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

 

 

THE SIN OF MALICE

In contradistinction to the sin of ignorance and that of frailty, the sin of malice is that by which one chooses evil knowingly. In Latin it is called a sin de industria, that is, a sin committed with deliberate calculation, design, and express intention, free from ignorance and even from antecedent passion. The sin of malice is often premeditated. This is not equivalent to saying that evil is willed for the sake of evil; since the adequate object of the will is the good, it can will evil only under the aspect of an apparent good.

Now he, who sins through malice, acting with full knowledge of the case and through evil will, knowingly wills a spiritual evil, for example, the loss of charity or divine friendship, in order to possess a temporal good. It is clear that this sin thus defined differs in the degree of gravity from the sin of ignorance and that of frailty. But we must not conclude from this that every sin of malice is a sin against the Holy Ghost. This last sin is one of the gravest of the sins of malice. It is produced when a man rejects through contempt the very thing that would save him or deliver him from evil: for example, when he combats recognized religious truth, or when by reason of jealousy, he deliberately grows sad over the graces and spiritual progress of his neighbor.

The sin of malice often proceeds from a vice engendered by multiple faults; but it can exist even in the absence of this vice. It is thus that the first sin of the devil was a sin of malice, not of habitual malice but of actual malice, of evil will, of an intoxication of pride.

It is clear that the sin of malice is graver than the sins of ignorance and frailty, although these last are sometimes mortal. This explains why human laws inflict greater punishment for premeditated murder than for that committed through passion.

The greatest gravity of the sins of malice comes from the fact that they are more voluntary than the others, from the fact that they generally proceed from a vice engendered by repeated sins, and from the fact that by them man knowingly prefers a temporal good to the divine friendship, without the partial excuse of a certain ignorance or of a strong passion.

In these questions one may err in two ways that are contradictory to each other. Some lean to the opinion that only the sin of malice can be mortal; they do not see with sufficient clearness the gravity of certain sins of voluntary ignorance and of certain sins of frailty, in which, nevertheless, there is serious matter, sufficient advertence, and full consent.

Others, on the contrary, do not see clearly enough the gravity of certain sins of malice committed in cold blood, with an affected moderation and a pretense of good will or of tolerance. Those who thus combat the true religion and take away from children the bread of divine truth may be sinning more gravely than he who blasphemes and kills someone under the impulse of anger.

Sin is so much the more grave as it is more voluntary, as it is committed with greater light and proceeds from a more inordinate love of self, which sometimes even goes so far as contempt of God. On the other hand, a virtuous act is more or less meritorious according as it is more voluntary, more free, and as it is inspired by a greater love of God and neighbor, a love that may even reach holy contempt of self, as St. Augustine says.

Thus he who prays with too great attachment to sensible consolation merits less than he who perseveres in prayer in a continual and profound aridity without any consolation. But on emerging from this trial, his merit does not grow less if his prayer proceeds from an equal degree of charity which now has a happy reaction on his sensibility. It is still true that one interior act of pure love is of greater value in the eyes of God than many exterior works inspired by a lesser charity.

In all these questions, whether good or evil is involved, particular attention must be paid to what proceeds from our higher faculties, the intellect and will: that is, to the act of the will following full knowledge of the case. And, from this point of view, if an evil act committed with full deliberation and consent, like a formal pact with the devil, has formidable consequences, a good act, such as the oblation of self to God, made with full deliberation and consent and frequently renewed, can have even greater consequences in the order of good; for the Holy Ghost is of a certainty infinitely more powerful than the spirit of evil, and He can do more for our sanctification than the latter can for our ruin. It is well to think of this in the face of the gravity of certain present-day events. The love of Christ, dying on the cross for us, pleased God more than all sins taken together displeased Him; so the Savior is more powerful to save us than the enemy of good is to destroy us. With this meaning, Christ said: “Fear ye not them that kill the body and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Unless we open the door of our hearts to him, the enemy of good cannot penetrate into the sanctuary of our will, whereas God is closer to us than we are to ourselves and can lead us strongly and sweetly to the most profound and elevated meritorious free acts, to acts that are the prelude of eternal life. 

Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., THE THREE AGES OF THE INTERIOR LIFE

 

 

In the case of a Pope, to be considered a saint he must have exercised heroic virtue in performing his mission as Pontiff, as was for example, the case for Saint Pius V or Saint Pius X. Well, as far as John XXIII, I am certain after careful consideration, that his pontificate was objectively harmful to the Church and so it is impossible to speak of sanctity for him. 

Professor Roberto de Mattei

 

 

The Problems Clearly Foreseen; the Consequences Clearly Predicted

“Modernist theologians criticize the Church because She most obstinately and most definitively refuses, both to submit or adapt or alter her dogmas to the opinions of [modern] philosophy… having discarded the ancient and traditional theology, they (the modernist theologians) busy themselves in projecting a spotlight on a new theology faithful in all points to the frenzied delusions of the modernist philosophers.” St. Pope Pius X, Pascendi

“Where is the new theology taking us? It is taking us straight back to modernism... that which is true is no longer what it is, but what it is becoming, and is always changing and this is leading to complete relativism… We do not think that they (the new theologians) have abandoned the doctrine of Saint Thomas Aquinas; they never adhered to it because they simply never understood it. This is all just as worrying as it is distressing.”   Rev. Garrigou-Lagrange, Where is the New Theology Taking Us?

    “Some also question whether angels are personal beings, and whether matter and spirit differ essentially. Others destroy the gratuity of the supernatural order, since God, they say, cannot create intellectual beings without ordering and calling them to the beatific vision. Nor is this all. Disregarding the Council of Trent, some pervert the very concept of original sin, along with the concept of sin in general as an offense against God, as well as the idea of satisfaction performed for us by Christ. Some even say that the doctrine of transubstantiation, based on an antiquated philosophic notion of substance, should be so modified that the real presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist be reduced to a kind of symbolism, whereby the consecrated species would be merely efficacious signs of the spiritual presence of Christ and of His intimate union with the faithful members of His Mystical Body.

    “Some say they are not bound by the doctrine, explained in Our Encyclical Letter of a few years ago, and based on the sources of revelation, which teaches that the Mystical Body of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church are one and the same thing. (Encyclical, Mystici Corporis) Some reduce to a meaningless formula the necessity of belonging to the true Church in order to gain eternal salvation. Others finally belittle the reasonable character of the credibility of Christian faith.

    “These and like errors… have crept in among certain of Our sons who are deceived by imprudent zeal for souls or by false science. To them We are compelled with grief to repeat once again truths already well known, and to point out with solicitude clear errors and dangers of error.”  Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis

“We thought that after the Council (Vatican II), there would finally come a day of sunshine in the history of the Church. On the contrary, alas, there came a day of clouds, of storms, and of darkness instead…. The smoke of Satan has found its way into the Church through the fissures.”  Pope Paul VI, June 30, 1972

COMMENT: As Pope Pius XII explained in Humani Generis, it is impossible to affirm the Catholic dogma of that “Lord Jesus Christ... is consubstantial with the Father” or the Catholic dogma of Transubstantiation if the concept of “substance” is rejected in the sense as used by scholastic theologians found in the perennial realist philosophical tradition.  Benedict/Ratzinger denies the meaning of “substance” and then denies the dogma of the True Presence:

“…the medieval concept of substance has long since become inaccessible to us. In so far as we use the concept of substance at all today we understand thereby the ultimate particles of matter, and the chemically complex mixture that is bread certainly does not fall into that category.”  Joseph Ratzinger, Faith and the Future, p. 14

“Eucharistic devotion such as is noted in the silent visit by the devout in church must not be thought of as a conversation with God. This would assume that God was present there locally and in a confined way. To justify such an assertion shows a lack of understanding of the Christological mysteries of the very concept of God. This is repugnant to the serious thinking of the man who knows about the omnipresence of God. To go to church on the ground that one can visit God who is present there is a senseless act which modern man rightfully rejects.” Joseph Ratzinger, Die Sacramentale Begrundung Christliche Existenz

 

 

 

St. Gregory the Great – On Bishop Hireling

Not by change of place but by withdrawing support he flies, because he saw injustice and held his peace : he flies, because he conceals himself by silence. To whom the prophet well says, “Ye have not gone up against him, nor raised up a wall for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord” (Ezek. xiii. 5). And the wolf catches them, that is, a heretic, or any wicked man, who strives to pervert the faithful by word or example, or the devil, who seizes them when he draws away this man to luxury, inflames another with avarice, puffs up another with pride, parts asunder others through anger, stimulates another with envy, supplants another by deceit. The devil therefore scatters the flock when he kills the faithful by temptations. But the hireling is not inflamed by zeal against such attacks, is not enkindled by any warmth of love. Because by looking after mere outward advantages, he carelessly takes no account of the inward injury which is done to the flock. 

St. Gregory the Great

 

 

 

 

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At the end of the Old Santa Fe Trail stands the Loretto Chapel. Inside the Gothic structure is the staircase referred to as miraculous, inexplicable, marvelous and is sometimes called St. Joseph’s Staircase. The stairway confounds architects, engineers and master craftsmen. It makes over two complete 360-degree turns, stands 20’ tall and has no center support. It rests solely on its base and against the choir loft. The risers of the 33 steps are all of the same height. Made of an apparently extinct wood species, it was constructed with only square wooden pegs without glue or nails. It was built by an unknown carpenter in 1852 after a novena by the nuns to St. Joseph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modernism and Neo-Modernism, built upon linguistic Deconstructionism which denies the intentionality of language, “fabricates a fictitious reality.”  The Novus Ordo Church can only offer just another “pseudo-reality” to modern man and not the Absolute Truth of God's revelation.  The worst thing of all is that most Novus Ordo Catholics are “satisfied with a fictitious reality created by design through the abuse of language.” No wonder Pope Francis hates the “Absolute Truth” and declared it to be “idolatrous” and “godless”! 

Plato's literary activity extended over fifty years, and time and again he asked himself anew: What is it that makes the sophists so dangerous?  Toward the end he wrote one more dialogue, the Sophist, in which he added a new element to his answer: “The sophists,” he says, “fabricate a fictitious reality.”  That the existential realm of man could be taken over by pseudo-realities whose fictitious nature threatens to become indiscernible is truly a depressing thought.  And yet this Platonic nightmare, I hold, possesses an alarming contemporary relevance.  For the general public is being reduced to a state where people not only are unable to find out about the truth but also become unable even to search for the truth because they are satisfied with deception and trickery that have determined their convictions, satisfied with a fictitious reality created by design through the abuse of language.  This, says Plato, is the worst thing that the sophists are capable of wreaking upon mankind by their corruption of the word. 

Josef Pieper, Abuse of Language - Abuse of Power

 

 

“Be witnesses with me that I die a constant Roman Catholic and for Christ's sake; let my death be an encouragement to your going forward in the Catholic religion.” 

St. Edmund Arrowsmith, at his execution for the crime of being a priest in England 1628

 

 

“But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.... I am the Good Shepherd.... My sheep hear my voice: I know them, and they follow me.”

“Today, unlike in the parable of the lost sheep, the Church has one sheep and the other ninety-nine are missing !”

Pope Francis, June 17, 2013

 

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

 

 

Christ the King

As long as the dark foundation of our nature, grim in its all-encompassing egoism, mad in its drive to make that egoism into reality, to devour everything and to define everything by itself, as long as that foundation is visible, as long as this truly original sin exists within us, we have no business here and there is no logical answer to our existence. Imagine a group of people who are all blind, deaf and slightly demented and suddenly someone in the crowd asks, “What are we to do?”... The only possible answer is “Look for a cure”. Until you are cured, there is nothing you can do. And since you don't believe you are sick, there can be no cure. But if the faith communicated by the Church to Christian humanity is a living faith, and if the grace of the sacraments is an effectual grace, the resultant union of the divine and the human cannot be limited to the special domain of religion, but must extend to all Man's common relationships and must regenerate and transform his social and political life.

Vladimir Solovyov, Minding the Monarchical Church, Russian Philosopher and Orthodox convert to the Catholic Church, friend of Dostoyevsky whom he prayed for his conversion, died 1900 at the age of 47, pauper and homeless. 

 

 

Pope Francis equates illegal immigrant crisis with the Sin of Abortion!

Our defense of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate. Equally sacred, however, are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned..... Some Catholics consider it [migrants] a secondary issue compared to the 'grave' bioethical questions. That a politician looking for votes might say such a thing is understandable, but not a Christian, for whom the only proper attitude is to stand in the shoes of those brothers and sisters of ours who risk their lives to offer a future to their children. 

Pope Francis, Gaudette et Exsultate, On a Call to Holiness in Modern World

 

Judas who turned heretic and traitor when Jesus announced the doctrine of the True Presence

(Judas is) one of you, in number not merit: in appearance, not in virtue; in corporal union, not in spiritual bonds; one by a union of flesh, not a oneness of heart; therefore not one associate who is of us, but one who is to go out from us.... according to one consideration he is of us, according to another he is not of us; according to the communion of sacraments, he is of us; according to his own sins, he is not of us.....

I say that others are in the house in such a manner as not to belong to the structure of the house, nor to the society of the fruitful and peaceful justice; but as chaff is said to be in the wheat: for we cannot deny that they also are in the house, the Apostle saying, "In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some indeed unto honor, but some unto dishonor." 

St. Augustine

 

 

The best (or worst) of “Brave New World” and “1984” rolled into one dystopian nightmare! 

The Novus Ordo Church always plays ‘catch-up’ with modern trends but this should force even them to do a little sober reflection before getting on board with the new political correctness. They don’t want to be accused of “systemic violence” in peddling the insensitive “biblical worldview” of “transphobic misinformation” but still, changing “gender identity… daily” might even make them sick. The up-side to this, Feminism is dead. Feminist theory is based upon “fixed binaries” and “biological essentialism” that intentionally “misgender” half the population. The whole thing will just have to go!

Harvard: Students can change gender daily, saying otherwise is ‘violence’

LifeSiteNews | CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts | April 24, 2017 -- One of the world’s premier academic institutions has published a student guide that states one’s gender can “change from day to day” and merely saying that’s not true “is a form of … violence.”

Homosexual activists in the Harvard University office of “LGBTQ Student Life” passed out a school-sponsored guide that urges students to “fight transphobia.”  Among other claims presented as facts, the guide decrees that “there are more than two sexes.” “Gender is fluid and changing,” the guide instructs. Using carefully worded transgender phraseology, the guide refers to biological gender as one’s “sex assigned at birth.” “How are you supposed to write a law that protects against gender or sex discrimination if a person’s ‘gender identity’ can change daily?” Chris Pandolfo at the Conservative Review asks. “James Madison might’ve said something important about ‘mutable’ or constantly changing government and ‘incoherent’ laws once.”

Furthermore, the Harvard guide admonishes students that “fixed binaries” (in other words, referring to the two sexes of male and female) and “biological essentialism” (in other words, considering a boy to be a boy and a girl to be a girl) “threaten(s) the lives of trans people.”  

Calling a male by a male pronoun is considered gender assault. “Misgendering someone” is considered life-threatening. The biblical worldview is characterized as “transphobic misinformation.”

Transphobic misinformation is a form of systemic violence,” the guide claims. Critics say the most dangerous claim of the Harvard encyclical is that opposing views are “a form of systemic violence.” In other words, “traditional understandings of the roles of men and women and the distinctions between male and female are ‘violence.’”

“If you follow this line of thinking, then when, for example, Jesus says in Matthew 19, ‘Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female’…  — that’s violence,” Pandolfo pointed out.

Campus Reform reports that several Harvard students expressed outrage about the misuse of tuition money for the politically correct student guide, but “all declined to comment on the record due to concerns about potential repercussions from the school.”

Pandolfo opined, “One wonders if Harvard’s administration has paused to consider whether they are providing a ‘Safe Space’ for students who think that men are men and women are women.”

“This is the sad state of affairs at colleges and universities, “Pandolfo concludes.  ”Traditional values are called violent. Mob violence to silence free speech is called justice.”

 

 

The most certain mark of sincere humility is to have a special love for those who despise us: never to avoid any humiliations that present themselves to us; not to take pleasure in vain thoughts and vain projects for the future, which only serve to nourish a secret pride within us; never to speak to our own advantage; never to complain and not to allow others to complain of anything Almighty God allows to happen to us; to excuse the failings of our neighbour; never to be troubled at our own relapses; to defer to others in all things never to undertake anything but with diffidence in ourselves, and to have little esteem for what we do. Finally, to pray much, and to speak little.

Father John Croiset, S.J., Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

The Cardinal Virtue of Justice is now replaced by the Novus Ordo “virtue” of Equality!

“Inequality is the root of social evil.”  Pope Francis, April 28, 2014

 

Love therefore alone distinguishes between the sons of God and the sons of the devil. Let them all sign themselves with the sign of the cross; let them all answer, Amen; let them all sing, Alleluia; let them all be baptized, let them enter churches; let them build the walls of the basilicas: the sons of God are not distinguished from the sons of Satan - except by charity. Those who have charity are born of God: those who have not, are not born of God. 

St. Augustine

 

WHO are the “many” and how do we insure that we are not among them?

“Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord,” says the Son of God, “shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doth the will of my Father Who is in heaven”.  Many,” continues our divine Master, “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 He will say to them in a loud voice: “I never knew you; depart from me.” [….]

It would be well if we were thoroughly convinced that the love of Jesus Christ, true devotion, Christian virtue, and solid piety properly consist in sincere humility, universal and constant mortification, and perfect conformity of our will to the will of God. If any one of these three virtues be wanting, all the rest is mere deceit and affectation. There is no devotion. There can be no virtue. This is the opinion of the Apostle, and of all the masters of the spiritual life. Or rather, it is the opinion of all true Christians, for it is the sentiment of Christ Himself. It must consequently be the sentiment of all who have the true spirit of Jesus Christ. In our designs and undertakings, says a great servant of God, it is better to propose to ourselves, to do the will of God, than to procure the glory of God. For, by doing God’s will, we infallibly procure His glory also. But, in proposing to ourselves the glory of God, as the motive of our actions, we are sometimes deceived, and do our own will under the specious pretext of the glory of God. This delusion is not uncommon in those who employ themselves in good works and in ministering to the salvation of souls. True perfection, which is open to no deception, is to fulfill in all things the holy will of God. But there are very few souls sufficiently enlightened to know the excellence of this perfection, as there are also few who experience the happiness which results from it.

God has loved us too much, says a faithful friend of Jesus Christ, to allow of our being niggardly towards Him. The mere thought of not being wholly His should horrify us. Shall I not belong wholly to God, after the mercy He daily shows me? Shall I refuse Him anything, seeing that I have received all from Him? My heart will not allow it.

Father John Croiset, S.J., Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

In his “Summa Theologiae,” in which St. Thomas treats this question (on the infallibility of the pope) ex professo, he lays it down as non-controvertible that the Pope cannot err, provided that be teaches as the Head of the Church, with the intention to oblige the faithful to believe. In any other case this special prerogative is not necessary for the Unity of the Church, and, therefore, not necessary at all, because it was not conferred on St. Peter for any personal advantage, but for the benefit of the Church, whose very existence requires the strict Unity.

Rev. F. X. Weninger, D.D., On the Apostolical and Infallible Authority of the Pope when Teaching the Faithful

 

“If there is but a dozen of you that are not cowards, it is enough — follow me!”

St. Joan of Arc, rallying French troops to capture the bridgeworks before the city of Orleans which was captured the following day. St. Joan had captured in four days what a seven-month siege could not.

 

 

“Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (I John 4:1)

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

The Spirit of Intended Ambiguity that animated Vatican II

It would be most inconvenient for the articles of our Constitution to be rejected by the Central Commission or by the Council itself. That is why we must tread carefully and discreetly. Carefully, so that proposals be … formulated in such a way that much is said  without seeming to say anything: let many things be said in embryo and in this way let the door remain open to legitimate and possible postconciliar deductions and applications: let nothing be said that suggests excessive novelty and might invalidate all the rest. 

Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, L’Osservatore Romano, March 19, 1965

 

 

Reflection on the Blessed Sacrament

And yet this wonder (of the Blessed Sacrament) has been wrought. It is this means which Jesus Christ has chosen for proving to us the excess of His love. After having done all, and given everything, to show us to what a degree He loves us, He gives us His own Body and Blood. He gives Himself in the most blessed Sacrament of the Altar. If He had possessed anything better or more precious, He would have given it to us. No place keeps Him aloof; no person, however wretched he may be, disgusts Him; no time obliges Him to delay. And yet so marvelous condescension, so wonderful a love, which has astonished the universe, has not been able to secure Him from the ingratitude and outrages of mankind. The first Communion of all was dishonoured by the most horrible sacrilege (of Judas). This has been succeeded by all the outrages and profanations that hell has been able to invent. All respect for Jesus Christ upon our Altars has been lost. He has there been treated as a mock king, and a false divinity. Churches in which He had deigned to remain continually for the love of man have been plundered, demolished, and burnt. The Altars, on which He daily immolates Himself for mankind, have been destroyed. The sacred vessels, which had been so often used in the awful sacrifice of the Mass, have been broken, melted, and profaned. Nay, even His Sacred Body, in the consecrated Host, has been dragged along the ground and trampled underfoot. And, what might horrify the very devils themselves, monsters, worse than demons, have pierced these sacred Hosts with repeated blows. The miraculous Blood, which has often been seen to flow from them, has served only to increase their fury and impiety. They have cut them in pieces, thrown them into the flames, and as if their sacrilegious hands and detestable hearts were not sufficiently impure, they have thrown them to the most unclean animals. In a word, they have put them to such execrable uses, that Thou alone, oh my God, couldst have endured it. The very thought fills the soul with horror. This is what the love of Jesus Christ has exposed Him to. This is the gratitude of men for so wondrous a gift. There is no one, however abject, who would not have been treated with less contempt. There is no criminal who would not have met with less insult, and for whom the most lively compassion would not have been felt, had he been so ill treated. Is Jesus Christ then to be the only one who is to be outraged without awakening any compassion in us? Has He done us any wrong in loving us to this excess? If it be a crime, pardon me the expression, O my God! if it be a crime to have loved us too much, then is Jesus Christ guilty. But should this excess of love excite hatred in those who will not believe how much He loves us? Are we to take occasion from hence to forget Him, to show no respect in His presence, and to have no feeling for the injuries done Him? It is true that the greater part of these horrible sacrileges are the effect of the rage of heretics. But, oh my Saviour, how many Catholics are there who treat Thee no less ill? The abomination penetrates even into the sanctuary. It is difficult to say which is the most guilty of impiety and ingratitude, the heretic who profanes the temples in which he does not believe Jesus Christ to be really present, or the Catholic who, whilst he professes to believe it, presents himself before Jesus Christ with so little respect.

Some talk of news or of business even at the very foot of the Altar. Nay, we must confess it, oh my God, even abominable and impious conversations are held there. Many show a greater respect in the presence of well-bred persons than they do in the presence of Jesus Christ. What would not be tolerated in children at home, is allowed them in the Church. The apparel of our Altars is not always as clean and costly as the dress of many Catholics. Many Churches, owing to the negligence of those who have charge of them, are less cleanly than the commonest apartments of an ordinary dwelling-house. Some assist at Mass as if they were at the theatre. Many are more attentive and less restless during a play than they are at the celebration of the sacred mysteries. After touching the ground with one knee, and doing just enough to show that they are not disrespectful through inadvertence, or from want of faith, they sit, stand up, or talk. Such is the homage, the love and gratitude that Jesus Christ receives in return from the very many of the faithful!

Father John Croiset, S.J., Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

 

The Spirit of Vatican II smells just as bad as its rotting corpse!

In 1968, Canada’s justice minister was John Turner, a Catholic. The Catholic Conference of Canadian Bishops (CCCB), citing the Vatican II document on religious liberty, assured Mr. Turner that he did not have the right to impose Catholic sexual morality as the basis of Canadian law, as this would be “an unfair spirit of partisanship.” Under their pastoral guidance, Turner joyfully passed laws such as the “Criminal Law Amendment Act” of 1968–69, which allowed the culture of death to consume the country. Abortion, homosexuality, divorce, prostitution, and pornography were all legalized under the country’s “Catholic” justice, while the head of the CCCB remarked, “Gentlemen, I think John has convinced us. Let’s have a drink”. This is not the mythical Spirit of Vatican II. This is the legitimate pastoral implementation of Vatican II, and it has deadly consequences.

Kenneth Dobbs, Vatican II Cannot Be Separated from Its ‘Spirit’

 

 

There is No such thing as Separation of Church and State, even in the U.S.A.!

“I wanna tell you Gorsuch, I wanna tell you Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

Sen. Charles Schumer, in front of the Supreme Court threatening justices if they fail to protect the Jewish rite of abortion.

 

 

“It is the nature of man to need external assistance to enable him to rise to the meditation of divine things. Internal piety, therefore, requires to be excited and nourished by ceremonies, or certain sensible signs. Moreover, every man ought to be religious and pious…to the extent of promoting the piety and instruction of his fellow men…and this cannot be done, unless we profess by some external sign the intimate sense of religion with which we are animated.”  

Fr. Michael Muller, The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

 

 

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.

 

 

  “As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.” 

Christopher H. Dawson, Catholic historian

 

 

Cardinal Fernández’s Dignitas Infinita condemns abortion, gender theory but is silent on homosexuality

In the newly released text Cardinal Victor Fernández criticizes abortion and the rejection of gender differentiation as attacks on human dignity, while neglecting to discuss homosexuality.

Life_Site.jpgLifeSiteNews | Vatican City | Michael Haynes | Mon Apr 8, 2024  — Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández has released his long-anticipated document on human dignity, written in line with Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti and modern teaching on dignity, which condemns abortion and surrogacy while notably remaining silent on homosexuality.

Released via press conference April 8 – the transferred feast of the Annunciation – the new text, Dignitas infinita, aims to highlight a line from Fratelli Tutti – namely, that “dignity exists ‘beyond all circumstances.’” 

“The Declaration strives to show that this is a universal truth that we are all called to recognize as a fundamental condition for our societies to be truly just, peaceful, healthy, and authentically human,” wrote Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) and from whose office the document emerged. 

As summarized by Andrea Tornielli (editorial manager for the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication) the document aims to address issues outside of the bioethical sphere:

The new text thus contributes to overcoming the dichotomy that exists between those who focus exclusively on defending nascent or dying life while forgetting so many other attacks against human dignity and, conversely, those who focus only on defending the poor and migrants while forgetting that life must be defended from conception to its natural conclusion.

Summarizing his lengthy text, Fernández wrote that “the Church, with the present Declaration, ardently urges that respect for the dignity of the human person beyond all circumstances be placed at the center of the commitment to the common good and at the center of every legal system.”

He had earlier decried how a modern misconception of dignity is “occasionally misused to justify an arbitrary proliferation of new rights, many of which are at odds with those originally defined and often are set in opposition to the fundamental right to life.”

While mentioning the Church’s condemnation of abortion and euthanasia, the text only mentions “sin” on two occasions – both of which occurred in the same sentence in section 22. The treatment of gender theory was critical, but only critical, whilst Pope Francis – under whose authority the document was written – has been much more condemnatory in his remarks.

Key also is the absence of any mention, much less condemnation, of homosexuality. In a text given to denoting teaching on human dignity, and the ways in which is is gravely violated, such an omission appears striking.

COMMENT: While it is good to see the condemnations of abortion, euthanasia, IVF and transgenderism from the Vatican, it is unfortunate that it is done for the wrong reasons. There is no reference to divine law and only passing reference to natural law. The grounds for opposition to these perversions in overwhelmingly argued from human dignity. In this respect this current document is analogous to Paul VI's condemnation of artificial birth control in Humanae vitae when Paul VI based his opposition against artificial contraception upon humanist arguments rather than arguments grounded upon natural law, divine law, the constant tradition and previous Magisterial teaching of the Church.  

The entire argument of Dignitas Infinita is, as the title indicated, based upon the “infinite (sic) dignity” of the human person. This theory of the “infinite dignity” of the human person is derived from a false modernist philosophy of personalism and the theology of Vatican II.

He Who is “the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15),(21) is Himself the perfect man. To the sons of Adam He restores the divine likeness which had been disfigured from the first sin onward. Since human nature as He assumed it was not annulled, by that very fact it has been raised up to a divine dignity in our respect too. For by His incarnation the Son of God has united Himself in some fashion with every man.  Vatican II, Gaudium et spes, Church in the Modern World

From this presupposition, the document Dignitatis Humanae (On Religious Freedom) was developed which taught:

A sense of the dignity of the human person has been impressing itself more and more deeply on the consciousness of contemporary man, and the demand is increasingly made that men should act on their own judgment, enjoying and making use of a responsible freedom, not driven by coercion but motivated by a sense of duty. The demand is likewise made that constitutional limits should be set to the powers of government, in order that there may be no encroachment on the rightful freedom of the person and of associations. This demand for freedom in human society chiefly regards the quest for the values proper to the human spirit. It regards, in the first place, the free exercise of religion in society. This Vatican Council takes careful note of these desires in the minds of men. It proposes to declare them to be greatly in accord with truth and justice. To this end, it searches into the sacred tradition and doctrine of the Church-the treasury out of which the Church continually brings forth new things that are in harmony with the things that are old. [.....] This Vatican Council declares that the human person has a right to religious freedom. Vatican II, Dignitatis Humanae, Religious freedom

This teaching of Vatican II forms the ground for this current document, Dignitas Infinita, by the downgraded Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. The document references for its authority Vatican II nine times, JPII nineteen times, Benedict XVI twelve times, Paul VI six times, Pius XII once, Pius XI once, and Pope Francis an amazing seventy-five times! It is clearly a Neo-Modernist product developed from a humanist ideology. Jesus Christ is referenced only eight times and these references are always ideologically driven, such as, in repeating Gaudium et spes, it says again: “By uniting himself with every human being through his Incarnation, Jesus Christ confirmed that each person possesses an immeasurable (sic) dignity simply by belonging to the human community; moreover, he affirmed that this dignity can never be lost.”

The problem with this Vatican II teaching is that it is not true which is easily apparent in the used of the words “infinite” and “immeasurable,” attributes of God and God alone, to describe the dignity of man. In the Incarnation, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity DID NOT unite Himself with all humanity. He united Himself with a single human nature when the Holy Ghost overshadowed the Immaculate Virgin Mary and she became the Mother of Jesus Christ, both God and Man. The human flesh of the Man-God became the material cause of the redemptive grace for all mankind when he suffered and died on the cross and rose again from the dead on the third day. Through faith those who believe in His name, received the sacraments of Baptism (born again of water and the Holy Ghost) and the Holy Eucharist, every individual man can then become united with Jesus Christ and by this union be raised to the dignity of being a Son of God by grace. All humanity stand in potentia to this dignity but only those who are members of the Catholic Church and in the state of grace possess this dignity in actu. This dignity can be lost by mortal sin and yet by recovered by sacramental penance. Without the dignity of being a son of God there is no hope whatsoever of salvation. St. Paul makes this teaching clear in his letter to the Romans that the true dignity of man is found only in his participation in the glory of God:

·       “For all have sinned, and do need the glory of God.” Rom. 3:23

·       “By whom (Jesus Christ) also we have access through faith into this grace, wherein we stand, and glory in the hope of the glory of the sons of God.” Rom. 5:2

·       “For we are buried together with him by baptism into death; that as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life.” Rom. 6:4

·       “Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.” Rom. 8:21

·       “I have therefore glory in Christ Jesus towards God.” Rom. 15:17

Vatican II teaches something altogether different. The Neo-modernists believe that by virtue of the Word becoming flesh, human nature itself was “infinitely” dignified to the exalted level that no person was anymore obligated to believe in God's revealed truth, obey His commandments, or worship God according to his “received and approved” immemorial rites. This is such an absurd abuse of the first principles of the understanding that it is evident that it is impossible to reason anyone out of this opinion because it is impossible that they could have ever reasoned themselves into it in the first place! All rights are derived from duties is Catholic truth. They have inverted this claiming that rights determine duties and the duty to worship God, believe His revelation and keep His commandments cannot impose any obligation on any creature who possesses the exalted human dignity to do whatever he pleases!

Vladimir Soloviev, the Catholic Russian philosopher and defender of the Kingship of Jesus Christ, who died in 1900 at the age of 47 in extreme poverty, said that justice is the practical application of truth. Dignitatis Humanae from Vatican II affirms that aspirations of modern man to Religious freedom are “greatly in accord with truth and justice.” They are not. If man possessed a right to worship idols than God would be unjust for punishing idolaters and the Vatican II teaching on “infinite dignity” is just another form of idolatry that has led to generalized human degradation. The Vatican II teaching of human dignity is just one big lie and the practical application of lies is called injustice. Francis claims that he discovered the moral truth that none of his predecessors could discover that all capital punishment for whatever reason is intrinsically evil because of the “infinite dignity” of the human person. Now a murderer has a greater right to life than the his victim. Or in the case of abortion, the mother's convenience has a greater standing that the life of her child. Now Francis might argue against this claim but his argument has no greater validity than the mother who wants the abortion. After all, in the conflict of rights between two “infinite dignities” than what is to stop mightier from being right?

Francis the Solipsist, the longer he lives the more self-referential his theological productions. Unfortunately for Francis, unless he repents, he will learn that in hell the only evidence for “infinite... immeasurable human dignity” that “can never be lost,” will be that the punishment is eternal.

 

 


 

 

Criminal Courts now indicting faithful Catholic priests for criticism of Homosexual pederast clergy!

Catholic priest in Switzerland faces ‘hate crime’ trial over article criticizing homosexual clergy

The trial against Fr. Manfred Hauke for publishing an article by Polish priest, Fr. Draiusz Oko, critical of predatory, homosexual clergy began on Monday in Bellinzona, Switzerland.

Life_Site.jpgLifeSiteNews | Andreas Wailzer | April 10, 2024 — Catholic priest and theology professor Fr. Manfred Hauke has to stand trial at a criminal court in Switzerland for publishing an article critical of homosexual clergy.

Katholisch.de reports that the trial against Hauke started on Monday at the criminal court in Bellinzona, Switzerland. The court case was triggered after the German priest appealed a fine that he received in December 2022.

Hauke, who teaches theology at the University of Lugano, Switzerland, is accused of violating a ban against “discrimination” and “inciting hatred” against homosexuals for publishing an article as the publisher of the magazine Theologisches in 2021.

The article was authored by Polish priest Fr. Draiusz Oko and highlighted cases of abuse by homosexual priests and bishops and detailed mechanisms used by “homoclans” or a “homomafia” of predatory clerics to avoid accountability.

Oko described such groups as “a colony of parasites” that “cares first of all for itself, and not for the hosts at whose expense it lives” and as a “homosexual plague” or a “cancer that is even ready to kill its host,” among other things. He stressed that “the existence of such powerful clans” attested to by both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI “is an obvious logical, ethical, and dogmatic contradiction to the very essence of the Church and her teaching.”

In May 2022, Oko and 91-year-old Fr. Johannes Stöhr, the editor responsible for publishing the article in the journal, were sentenced to fines of € 3,150 and € 4,000, respectively, by a German court.

Fr. Wolfgang Rothe, a dissident, scandal-plagued priest with the Archdiocese of Munich, confirmed that he was the one who reported Oko, Stöhr, and Hauke to German authorities.

Rothe, who is openly homosexual, is one of the most aggressively outspoken promoters of the LGBT agenda in the Catholic Church in Germany.

In 2004, Rothe was involved in a major Church scandal when he had to step down as vice-rector of a seminary in St. Pölten, Austria, after child pornography and photographs depicting homosexual activity involving seminarians and staff emerged. Photos also showed Rothe kissing a man. The seminary was eventually shut down by the Vatican’s special investigator, Bishop Klaus Küng.

 

 

“That’s the real Holy Water!”

Pope Francis/Bergoglio, to Scottish seminarians who presented him with a bottle of Scotch Whiskey

 

 

Remember in your charity:  

Remember the welfare of our expectant mothers: Anastasia Matthews, Vanessa LoStracco,

Stephen Bryan, the brother of a devout Catholic religious, for his spiritual welfare,

Marie Kolinsky, for her health and spiritual welfare is the petition of her family,

Gene Peters requests our prayers for the conversion of Shirley Young and Carl Loy who are dying,

Rev. Leo Carley, an eighty-nine year old priest faithful to Catholic tradition, who is seriously ill,

For the recovery of Hayden Yanchek, the grandson of Francis Yanchek, injured in a farming accident,

Maureen Nies, for the recovery of her health is the petition of Camilla Meiser,

Daniel Vargs, for his health is the petition of his parents,

Art Noel, for the restoration of his health,

For the welfare of Peg Berry and her husband, Bill,

Marianne Connelly asks prayers for Chris Foley, who is gravely ill, and the welfare of his wife, Mary Beth,

The spiritual welfare of the Sal & Maria Messineo & their family is the petition of the Drew’s,

Liz Agosta, who is seriously ill, for her spiritual and temporal welfare,

Warren Hoffman, a long time member of our Mission who is in failing health,

Patrick Boyle, for the recovery of his health and his spiritual welfare,

For the spiritual welfare of the Drew children,

Lamonte White, requests our prayers for his spiritual and temporal welfare,

Monica Bandlow request our prayers for the welfare of Ray who is recovering from a MVA, and his daughter, Sonya, and Tera Jean Kopczynski, who is in failing health, and for a good death for Mr. Howald, Kathy Simons, Regina Quinn, James Mulgrew, Ruth Beaucheane, John Kopczynski, Roger & Mandy Owen

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 suffered a stroke,

For the health and welfare of Katherine Wedel,

For the recently widowed, Maike Hickson, and her children,

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

Geralyn Zagorski, recovery of her health and spiritual welfare and the conversion of Randal Pace 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,

Mufide Rende requests our prayers for the spiritual and physical welfare of the Rende Family,

The Vargas’ request our prayers for the spiritual welfare of their son, Nicholas,

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, for the recovery of her health,

For the spiritual welfare of Mark Roberts, a Catholic faithful to tradition,

Joe Sentmanet request prayers for Scott Nettles (who is in need of conversion), who is 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,

For the health of Sonya Kolinsky,

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,

The welfare of Excellency Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò,

The welfare of Rev. Fr. Martin Skierka, who produces the traditional Ordo in the U.S.,

For the health and welfare of Katie Wess, John Gentry, Vincent Bands, Todd Chairs, Susan Healy and James O’Gentry is the petition of Camilia,

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, their health and 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 & Tracey 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, Kathleen Gorry, health of mind and body of Cathy Farrar.

 

Pray for the Repose of the Souls:

Catherine Martel, a lapsed Catholic, received the last sacraments in a good disposition from Fr. Waters on March 25 and died on April 4,

Father Basilio Méramo, a faithful priest, died March 5, removed from the SSPX for opposing their accommodation with Rome,

Julia McDonald, the mother of Kyle McDonald, died March 1,

Agnus Melnick, died February 28, a long time faithful Catholic and mother of eight children, including a traditional priest,

Chris Foley, the brother of Mary Lou Loftus, died February 1,

Louis Zelaya, the brother of Claudia Drew, died January 30,

Monica Bandlow asks prayers for Fr. Juan-Carlos Iscara, SSPX, who died December 20,

Monica Bandlow requests our prayers for Fr. James Louis Albert Campbell, a faithful priest who died December 18 at 91 years of age,

Charles Harmon, the father of Tracey Sentmanet, died October 1, after receiving the rites of the Church, 

Fr. Waters requests prayers for Elvira Donaghy, his friend and former secretary a for Bishop Gerado Zendejas, died September 9,

Robert Hickson, a faithful Catholic apologist who died Septembber 2,

Monica Bandlow requests prayers for her brother, Richard Bandlow, died August 22, Fr. Christopher Darby, SSPX,  who died March 17, Robert Byrne, 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, Willaim Price, Jr., and Robert Arch Ward, died January 10, and Myra, killed in a MVA June 6,

John Sharpe, Sr., died July 20,

Maria Paulette Salazar, died June 6,

Dale Kinsey requests prayers for his wife, Katherine Kinsey, died May 17,

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

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, 

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,

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

 

 

DOGMA, the proximate rule of faith for the faithful:

According to Fr. Joseph Fenton, editor of the American Ecclesiastical Review:

·       Dogmas are “truths,” not precepts.

·       Dogmas are “teachings we are obliged to believe with the assent of divine and Catholic faith.”

·       Dogmas are defined “truths” which the “apostles of Jesus Christ preached to His Church.”

·       Dogmas are “truths” that have been “supernaturally communicated or revealed by God Himself.”

·       Dogmas “constitute the central or primary object of the Church’s infallible teaching activity.”

A dogma is by definition immutable and unchangeable. The denial of any dogma makes one a heretic by definition.

·       Hence, also, that understanding of its sacred dogmas must be perpetually retained, which Holy Mother Church has once declared; and there must never be recession from that meaning under the specious name of deeper understanding.  Therefore... let the understanding... be solely in its own genus, namely the same dogma, with the same sense and the same understanding.

Vatican I, Dei Filius

·       Let nothing of the truths that have been defined ( i.e.: dogmas) be lessened, nothing altered, nothing added; but let them be preserved intact, in word and meaning. 

Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos

·       [Dogma must be understood] by the very sense by which it is defined and must be held to be by itself a sufficient demonstration, very sure and adapter to all the faithful. 

Ven. Pope Pius IX, Inter Gravissimas, 1870

·       If anyone shall have said that it is possible that to the dogmas declared by the Church a meaning must sometimes be attributed according to the progress of knowledge, different from what the Church has understood and understands: let him be anathema. 

Vatican I, Dei Filius

·       [Regarding dogma] nothing else is to be believed other than the words; and I hold that this absolute and unchangeable truth, which was preached by the Apostles from the earliest times, is to be understood in no other way than by the words. 

Oath Against Modernism

 

 

 “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 overlook 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”?

 

 

 

 

Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ the source of all life

Causes of Justification: All Causes must be present and are necessary for the end to be achieved

What the justification of the impious is, and what are the causes thereof.

This disposition, or preparation, is followed by Justification itself, which is not remission of sins merely, but also the sanctification and renewal of the inward man, through the voluntary reception of the grace, and of the gifts, whereby man of unjust becomes just, and of an enemy a friend, that so he may be an heir according to hope of life everlasting.

Of this Justification the causes are these: the final cause indeed is the glory of God and of Jesus Christ, and life everlasting; while the efficient cause is a merciful God who washes and sanctifies gratuitously, signing, and anointing with the holy Spirit of promise, who is the pledge of our inheritance; but the meritorious cause is His most beloved only-begotten, our Lord Jesus Christ, who, when we were enemies, for the exceeding charity wherewith he loved us, merited Justification for us by His most holy Passion on the wood of the cross, and made satisfaction for us unto God the Father; the instrumental cause is the sacrament of baptism, which is the sacrament of faith, without which no man was ever justified; lastly, the alone formal cause is the justice of God, not that whereby He Himself is just, but that whereby He maketh us just, that, to wit, with which we being endowed by Him, are renewed in the spirit of our mind, and we are not only reputed, but are truly called, and are, just, receiving justice within us, each one according to his own measure, which the Holy Ghost distributes to every one as He wills, and according to each one's proper disposition and co-operation.

Council of Trent, Decree on Justification, chapter VII

 

Sources of the corruption of Catholic Dogma:

Baptism is Necessary for both justification and salvation!

By which words, a description of the Justification of the impious is indicated, as being a translation, from that state wherein man is born a child of the first Adam, to the state of grace, and of the adoption of the sons of God, through the second Adam, Jesus Christ, our Saviour. And this translation, since the promulgation of the Gospel, cannot be effected, without the laver of regeneration, or the desire thereof, as it is written; unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. [.....]

The instrumental cause (of justification) is the sacrament of baptism, which is the sacrament of faith, without which (faith) no man was ever justified. We must believe that to those justified nothing more is wanting from being considered as having satisfied the divine law by those works which have been done in God according to the state of this life, and as having truly merited eternal life to be obtained in its own time (if they shall have departed this life in grace) [Rev. 14:13] (Denz. 809).

Council of Trent, Decree on Justification, copied from Vatican source

Comment: Neo-modernist as a rule habitually take Catholic doctrinal teaching out of context. They even do this with dogma which never admits to contextualization. Doctrinal examples can be easily provided where Neo-modernist have taken a single sentence out of a paragraph and given it a meaning that contradicts the paragraph from which it was taken. In this example they take a word out of context to imply an overturning of the intentional meaning of the sentence from which it is taken.

In this quotation from the Council of Trent, the Vatican publication puts the word "faith" in parenthesis after the pronoun "which" in the first sentence. Their purpose is to convey the meaning that no man is justified without faith (which is true) but some men are justified without baptism (which is NOT true). It is this type of word manipulation from which Pope Francis embraced the Lutheran heresy of "justification by faith alone." And since the Council of Trent teaches that justification is all that is necessary for salvation therefore, since a man is justified by faith alone, he therefore obtains salvation by faith alone and consequently they believe that the sacraments are NOT necessary for salvation!

The Vatican makes the prepositional phrase, "without which no man was ever justified" modify "faith" as if it has no other bearing on the rest of the predicate which is grammatical non-sense! Well, what faith is the sentence talking about? It is talking about the "sacrament of faith"! And what is the "sacrament of faith"? The answer is the "sacrament of baptism" without which "no man was ever justified" modifies as part of the predicate!

And thus, the Council of Trent dogmatically declared:

If any one saith, that the sacraments of the New Law are not necessary unto salvation, but superfluous; and that, without them, or without the desire thereof, men obtain of God, through faith alone, the grace of justification; though all (the sacraments) are not indeed necessary for every individual; let him be anathema.

Council of Trent, Canon 4

This dogma condemns three propositions: 1) If you say that the baptism is not necessary for salvation, let him be anathema; 2) If you say that baptism is not necessary for justification, "OR" 3) If you say that the desire for baptism is not necessary for justification, let him be anathema.

Those like Pope Francis who follow Martin Luther's heresy on justification and salvation claim that in this dogma, the coordinating conjunction "or" must be taken in an exclusive sense meaning that the "desire" for baptism makes the sacrament itself unnecessary for justification as a necessity of means. Luther's heresy of justification by faith alone is supposedly defended by Catholic dogma! But this interpretation is impossible!!!

It is true that the coordinating conjunction “or” can grammatically be used in an exclusive or inclusive sense. It is more often exclusive, but either way, the sense is always reciprocal. For example, if you were to win a new car and the dealer says you can have it in red or white, if you take the white, you cannot have the red. Reciprocally, if you take the red, you cannot have the white. This is taking the conjunction exclusively.
In the dogma cited, the assumption of the heretics is that the conjunction “or” is exclusive in that you can have the "desire" without the sacrament and be justified. Therefore, if this were correct, the reciprocal would have to occur, that is, the sacrament without the desire would then end in justification. We know that this cannot happen. If for example, a Jew while staying a Jew, is baptized because he wants to escape persecution and has no desire to receive the sacrament, then the sacrament itself without the desire will not end in justification because he has rejected the faith. Therefore, the conjunction “or” in this dogma must necessarily be inclusive and cannot be exclusive because, only in the inclusive sense is the relationship reciprocal. That means there must be both the sacrament present and the desire for the sacrament present to end in justification.

The dogma confirms the teaching of the narrative text that both the sacrament of baptism and the desire for the sacrament are necessary for justification, "as it is written; unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God." It confirms that a state of justification is all that is necessary for salvation. And it confirms that the sacrament of baptism is necessary for salvation.

 

DOGMA: "A genuine message for the First Cause of the universe"

If the teaching proposed by the Church as dogma is not actually and really the doctrine supernaturally revealed by God through Jesus Christ Our Lord, [........]then there could be nothing more pitifully inane than the work of the Catholic Magisterium. [........]
This common basis of the false doctrinal Americanism and of the Modernist heresy is, like doctrinal indifferentism itself,
ultimately a rejection of Catholic dogma as a genuine supernatural message or communication from the living God Himself. It would seem impossible for anyone to be blasphemous or silly enough to be convinced, on the one hand, that the dogmatic message of the Catholic Church is actually a locutio Dei ad homines, and to imagine, on the other hand, that he, a mere creature, could in some way improve that teaching or make it more respectable. The very fact that a man would be so rash as to attempt to bring the dogma of the Church up to date, or to make it more acceptable to those who are not privileged to be members of the true Church, indicates that this individual is not actually and profoundly convinced that this dogmatic teaching of the Catholic Church is a supernatural communication from the living and Triune God, the Lord and Creator of heaven and earth. It would be the height of blasphemy knowingly to set out to improve or to bring up to date what one would seriously consider a genuine message from the First Cause of the universe. 

Fr. Joseph C. Fenton, American Ecclesiastical Review, Sacrorum Antistitum and the Background of the Oath Against Modernism

 

 

 

[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 hard reality 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.

 

 

 

Hermeneutics of Continunity/Discontinunity

Blessed Virgin Mary, Co-Redemptrix, “The Mother of all the living”!

Pope Francis theological tripe:

“Being faithful to her Master, who is her Son, the only Redeemer, she never wanted to take anything for herself from her Son. She never presented herself as a co-redemptrix…. When they come to us with the story according to which we should declare this, or that other dogma, let us not get lost in foolishness.”

Pope Francis, denying the title of the Blessed Virgin as Co-Redemptrix

Wisdom of Catholic Truth:

·       “Just as Eve, wife of Adam, yet still a virgin, became by her disobedience the cause of death for herself and the whole human race, so Mary, too, espoused yet a virgin, became by her obedience the cause of salvation for herself and the whole human race.”  St. Irenaeus, 2nd century

·       “Death through Eve, life through Mary.”  St. Jerome, 4th century

·       “Through the Blessed Virgin Mary, we are redeemed from the tyranny of the devil.”  Modestus of Jerusalem, 7th century

·       “Hail thou, through whom we are redeemed from the curse.”  St. John Damascene, 8th century

·       “Through her (the Blessed Virgin Mary), man was redeemed.”  St. Bernard of Clairvaux, 12th century

·       “That woman (namely Eve), drove us out of Paradise and sold us; but this one (Mary) brought us back again and bought us.” 

St. Bonaventure, 13th century

·       “The Blessed Virgin merits for us de congruo what Christ merited de condign.”  Pope St. Pius X, Ad diem illum

·       “(The Blessed Virgin Mary) offered Him on Golgotha to the Eternal Father together with the holocaust of her maternal rights and her motherly love like a new Eve for all children of Adam.”  Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis

COMMENT:

Many date the title of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Co-Redemptrix to the 16th century. It is actually much older than that but the theological truth that the title describes is found in Scripture, the Church Fathers and the constant tradition of the Catholic Church. It may have become more evident in the 16th century only because the Protestants deny it.

Pope Francis denies the title because he is a Protestant heretic. He is on public record affirming his belief in Luther’s heretical doctrine of Justification which denies any incorporation of the baptized into Jesus Christ with the end to share in His sanctification and glorification. Catholic truth teaches that every Catholic “who has been baptized in Christ, has put on Christ” (Gal 3:27). And every Catholic who has “put on Christ” must then “deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow (Jesus Christ)” (Matt 16:24) so that he can “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). Every baptized Catholic is called upon to be a co-redemtrix with Jesus Christ and this constitutes the greatest honor for any of the faithful. Pope Pius XII said:

Because Christ the Head holds such an eminent position, one must not think that he does not require the help of the Body. What Paul said of the human organism is to be applied likewise to the mystical Body: “The head cannot say to the feet: I have no need of you.” It is manifestly clear that the faithful need the help of the Divine Redeemer, for He has said: “Without me you can do nothing,” and according to the teaching of the Apostle every advance of this Mystical Body towards its perfection derives from Christ the Head. Yet this, also, must be held, marvelous though it may seem: Christ has need of His members. First, because the person of Jesus Christ is represented by the Supreme Pontiff, who in turn must call on others to share much of his solicitude lest he be overwhelmed by the burden of his pastoral office, and must be helped daily by the prayers of the Church. Moreover as our Savior does not rule the Church directly in a visible manner, He wills to be helped by the members of His Body in carrying out the work of redemption. This is not because He is indigent and weak, but rather because He has so willed it for the greater glory of His spotless Spouse. Dying on the Cross He left to His Church the immense treasury of the Redemption, towards which she contributed nothing. But when those graces come to be distributed, not only does He share this work of sanctification with His Church, but He wills that in some way it be due to her action. This is a deep mystery, and an inexhaustible subject of meditation, that the salvation of many depends on the prayers and voluntary penances which the members of the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ offer for this intention and on the cooperation of pastors of souls and of the faithful, especially of fathers and mothers of families, a cooperation which they must offer to our Divine Savior as though they were His associates.

Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis

 “The salvation of many depends on the prayers and voluntary penances which the members of the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ offer for this intention.” Those who will not “take up their cross” and enter into applying this “treasury of the Redemption” for the salvation of others are not “worthy of Jesus Christ.” “No, I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).

Now if it can be predicated that every one of the faithful is called upon to be a co-redemptrix, a fortiori, what can be predicated concerning the Mother of God, the ever Blessed Virgin Mary, the new Eve, the new Mother of all the Living who are reborn of God to the life of grace? The Blessed Virgin, our Lady of Sorrows, is the exemplar Co-Redemptrix sine qua non there would no others. It was her fiat at the Annunciation and repeated at the foot of the cross that brought Christ from the Father and offers Him again to the Father as a sacrificial reparation for the salvation of all.

For Pope Francis our Lady’s title is “foolishness.” And why? “But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God; for it is foolishness to him, and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined” ( 1 Cor 2:14).

Cursed by the man who denies the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Lady of Sorrows, her rightful title conferred upon her by God as Co-Redemptrix.

 

 

"It is right that these people (homosexual unions) who live the gift of love can have legal coverage like everyone else." [.....]

"Jesus often went out to meet people who were living on the margins, and that's what the Church should do today with people from the LGBTQ+ community, who within the Church are often marginalized: make them feel at home, especially those who have received baptism and are for all intents and purposes part of the people of God. And those who have not received baptism and wish to receive it, or those who wish to be godparents, please let them be welcomed."

Pope Francis the Pervert, excerpt from his autobiography published March 19. Released by Vatican News

 

O Mary, Mary, bearer of the fire of love, and dispenser of mercy! Mary, co-redemptrix of the human race, when you clothed the Word with your flesh, the world was redeemed. Christ paid its ransom with His Passion, and you paid it with the sorrows of your body and soul. 

St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, Instructed by God Himself

 

Novus Ordo 'Dogma': Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Gutting Catholic Truth!

"[.....] With all this in mind, it must be said that the dogmatic formulas of the Magisterium of the Church have been apt from the beginning to communicate the revealed truth and, as long as they are maintained, they will always be fit for those who interpret them correctly. However, it does not suggest that each of them has been or will remain so to the same extent. For this reason theologians try to determine exactly what is the intention to teach really contained in the various formulas, and provide with this work a remarkable help to the living Magisterium of the Church, to whom they (the theologians) are subordinate. For this very reason it may also be that some ancient dogmatic formulas and others related to them remain alive and fruitful in the habitual use of the Church, provided that new exhibitions and statements are added in due course and that they preserve and illustrate their primary meaning. On the other hand, it has also happened sometime that in this same usual use of the Church some of these formulas have given way to new expressions that, proposed or approved by the sacred Magisterium, express their sense clearer and more fully.

"As for the meaning of dogmatic formulas, this remains ever true and constant in the Church, even when it is expressed with greater clarity or more developed. The faithful therefore must shun the opinion, first, that dogmatic formulas (or some category of them) cannot signify truth in a determinate way, but can only offer changeable approximations to it, which to a certain extent distort of alter it; secondly, that these formulas signify the truth only in an indeterminate way, this truth being like a goal that is constantly being sought by means of such approximations. Those who hold such an opinion do not avoid dogmatic relativism and they corrupt the concept of the Church's infallibility relative to the truth to be taught or held in a determinate way.

"Such an opinion clearly is in disagreement with the declarations of the First Vatican Council, which, while fully aware of the progress of the Church in her knowledge of revealed truth, nevertheless taught as follows: "That meaning of sacred dogmas...must always be maintained which Holy Mother Church declared once and for all, nor should one ever depart from that meaning under the guise of or in the name of a more advanced understanding." The Council moreover condemned the opinion that "dogmas once proposed by the Church must, with the progress of science be given a meaning other than that which was understood by the Church, or which she understands." There is no doubt that, according to these texts of the Council, the meaning of dogmas which is declared by the Church is determinate and unalterable." [.....]

Declaration in Defense of the Catholic Doctrine on the Church Against Certain Errors of the Present Day, Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Mysterium Ecclesiae, June 24, 1973

COMMENT: The word "magisterium" is used equivocally in this document. There is the Magisterium (with a capital "M") of the Church grounded upon the Church's divine attributes of Infallibility and Authority to teach without the possibility of error in the name of God. This is what is meant when Jesus Christ said, "He who heareth you, heareth Me." When a pope engages the Magisterium of the Church he is entering into the one and same Magisterium that every pope in the history of the Church has entered since Pope Peter the Apostle to this present day.

There is also the magisterium (with a lower case "m") of churchmen teaching by virtue of their grace of state. This teaching has been deserving of a presumption of correctness and respectful adherence throughout the history of the Church, however, this teaching is the product of men and is capable of error. Since Vatican II the repeated teaching by the magisterium of churchmen has been heretical more often than not. Under Pope Francis it has not only been doctrinally heretical but at time grossly immoral.

Ultimately, only the pope can engage the Magisterium of the Church. The teaching that proceeds from the Magisterium is infallible and is called Dogma and constitutes the formal object of divine and Catholic faith. Dogma is God giving explicit clarity of definition to His revealed doctrine. God is the formal and final cause of Dogma. The pope is the necessary but wholly insufficient material and instrumental cause of Dogma. Since God is the cause of Dogma, Dogma is infallible in both the truth it teaches and the words by which that truth is taught. That is, Dogma is irreformable in both its form (the truth) and its matter (the words) employed. Dogma ends theological discussion on the doctrine defined. Theologians may develop the implications that are necessarily derived from Dogmatic Truth but the Dogma in itself remains fixed in its truth and its manner of expression. Therefore, the proper tools for understanding Dogma are definition and grammar, and not necessarily theological competency.

This citation is three paragraphs from the document from the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published in 1973. It both defends the infallible truth of Dogma in the second and third paragraph by citing the teaching of Vatican I, while at the same time, it undermines and corrupts Dogmatic truth in the first paragraph!

It corrupts Dogma when it recognizes and presupposes that Dogma is the proper subject matter for speculation by theologians and development by the "living magisterium," (the pope teaching by his fallible grace of state), to articulate a different non-literal meaning. Theologians are permitted to critically contextualize Dogma to "interpret them correctly." Theologians are directed to examine the "intention" of the Dogmatic formulation. Is this even possible? Well no, it is not. The "intention" is God's and no one can know the mind of God beyond what God has revealed. The "intention" of what is in fact the wholly insufficient material and instrumental cause of Dogma is irrelevant and completely immaterial to the question. Imagine asking the chisel and the block of marble what its "intention" was in producing Michelangelo's Pieta! So we end up with fallible theologians and the fallible "living magisterium" determining that "some of these formulas (Dogmas) have given way to new expressions." We have the fallible reformulating the infallible. This has been the rule of the churchman for the last fifty years since the publication of this document and the sub rosa practice for about 35 years before that. We are fortunate that God has a perfect memory. His truth is not compromised by lying churchmen. They claim to be speaking in the name of God to make God a liar like themselves. It will not work. The remote rule of faith is Scripture and Tradition. The proximate rule of faith is Dogma. Heresy is defined as the denail of Dogma! Our duty is to keep the faith inviolate and uncompromised for which God has promised the eternal reward of His divine presence. Those who corrupt God's revealed Truth will have their eternal reward as well.

 

 

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.

 

 

Is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ to be taken literally or metaphorically?

NEO-MODERNISM: It's Formal Manifesto from Norte Dame University

What implications does the true nature of papal infallibility have for our life and practice as faithful Catholics? We can say the following.

First, the Church has a confident humility about papal infallibility. On the one hand, we believe that the Church does understand and declare what is true. On the other hand, we also believe that verbal formulations of divine truths, even the infallible formulations, are not the Truth per se, but limited, conditioned expressions of the truth.

Second, it is the real truths that are infallible, not the verbal formulations that contain them. An infallible statement is not at all wrong, but the way it might be said, even in an infallible definition, might not be perfectly adequate.

In the end, every Catholic can say with Augustine, “If you comprehend it, it is not God,” and with Vatican I, that the pope possesses infallibility. Thanks to the gift of infallibility of the Church exercised by the Magisterium, we worship him who is beyond our comprehension in spirit and in truth.

Christopher Baglow, Director of the Science & Religion Imitative of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, Infallibility, Ideology, and the Road to Ecclesial Harmony, January 22, 2024

COMMENT: The denial of DOGMA is the definition of Heresy. If DOGMA need not be taken literally than neither does any Heresy and the Creed we profess at every Mass is meaningless. The end of Neo-Modernism is no different from its precursor, Modernism. Both seek the destruction of DOGMA and the Catholic Faith. Taking DOGMA literally, such as, the DOGMA that Jesus Christ literally rose from the dean on the first Easter morning, does not place God within the comprehension of man. It places man under the obedient conformity to God's truth and delivers him from the opinion of idiots.

 

 

Vatican II peritus, Hans Kung, who denied the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, appealed to John Henry Cardinal Newman as his theological predecessor, invoking the same liberal modernist principles!

In John Cardinal Newman's Grammar of Assent are found all of the elements that determined the character of Newman's thought. The basis of his-peculiar form of liberalism that troubled Church authorities in his day manifests itself in this his most mature essay, written in 1870, five years after the Apologia. The underlying current of the entire essay reveals an aversion for the traditional methods of philosophy and theology on account of their being, as he would say, too abstract and impersonal.[.....]

It was also Newman's liberal personalism that made him reluctant to accept the definition of Infallibility in its fullest sense and import, as can be seen from a letter he wrote in 1871 (after the dogma of infallibility was defined) to Mr. Mashell, an Oxford convert who had published a pamphlet against Cardinal Manning. After Newman writing "I never; expected to see such a scandal in the Church.[.....]

An entire thesis, if not a small book, is required to do justice to the topic of Newman's position in the Grammar of Assent; here only the chief position will be discussed and contrasted with the philosophy of St. Thomas and those who follow him and the exigencies of reality. The philosophical principles which the Church from time immemorial has upheld and which Newman rejected, or seems to reject, are as follows:

1.     that the abstract and speculative is superior to the concrete and practical;

2.     that true science depends upon the admission that the nature of things can be known by the mind by abstracting from the here and the now;

3.     that the natural order and the moral law are independent of men's perception of it and are not based upon a man's personal characteristics;

4.     that causation in nature is discernable by the human mind without an a priori reference to itself;

5.     that the existence of God is demonstrable by an investigation of nature and not merely by examining a man's consciousness and his awareness of his conscience;

6.     that final causes are operative in the whole of creation and that God is the final cause, or purpose, of all things;

7.     that logic is a noble and useful art which is grounded upon reality and aids the human mind to understand the conspectus of reality without falsity;

8.     and that the dogmas and doctrines of the Church are apprehended by 'believers as they are in themselves, and not in an uncertain personalist fashion.

I hope that the reader untrained in the fundamental principles of philosophy will be able to perceive that Newman's thinking, however subtly and elegantly expressed, is opposed to and incompatible with true Catholic philosophy.

Richard Sartino, Another Look at John Henry Cardinal Newman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Only take heed to yourself and guard your soul diligently.” Deut 4:9

 

 

 

 

 

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

Blessed Pope Pius IX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLDER BULLETIN POSTINGS THAT REMAIN TIMELY CONTINIUE BELOW:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

anglican_welby_blesses_francis2.jpgHigh Treason: “Betrayal of your Sovereign by acts of aid and comfort to the Monarch’s ‘enemies’.”

On 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now known as Pope Francis, kneels down to receive the “blessing” from Protestant ministers before thousands. Buenos Aires, 2006

COMMENT: We are required to subject what is of man in ourselves to what is of God in our fellow men. This is justice.

We are permitted to subject what is of man in ourselves to what is of man in our fellow men. This is humility.

We are NOT permitted to subject what is of God in ourselves to what is of man in our fellow men. This is betrayal. This is treason! 

 

 

 

 

 

He preserved “the basic elements, the bread, the wine,” but so did every Protestant sect.  The question is, ‘Did he preserve the Sacrifice?  Did he preserve the True Presence?

“Certainly, we will preserve the basic elements, the bread, the wine, but all else will be changed according to local traditions: words, gestures, colours, vestments, chants, architecture, decor. The problem of liturgical reform is immense.” 

Msgr. Mieczyslaw Malinksi, Mon Ami: Karol Wojtyla, Le Centurion, 1980, p.220, quoting Cardinal Karol Wojtyla during informal meeting with fellow Poles during the Vatican II Council


 

 

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.”  Such as:

·       Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, such as by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.

·       Applying double standards by requiring of Israel behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.

·       Comparing contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.

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 he emphasizes 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 the Revealer, but without Faith, Charity is impossible. Why? Because God is simple. He is not composed of parts. The intellect of God and the will of God are one. Man to be united with God must conform his intellect to God's revealed Truth and turn his will to the divine Goodness conforming it to the will of God. No one can have the friendship of God who does not believe His Truth and keep His commandments.

          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 from 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) they became the ‘brethren’ of Jesus Christ,] you did it to me.” Only the faithful can see the image of God in the 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 divine mercy in opposition to God’s “cruel” justice while at the same time essentially removing all penitential practices during Lent. They accuse traditional 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 from the Council of Trent 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 is compelled by 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, Non Ambigimus, 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.

 

 

 

“We have to admit . . .  that the testimony of the Fathers, with regard to the possibility of salvation for someone outside the Church, is very weak. Certainly even the ancient Church knew that the grace of God can be found also outside the Church and even before Faith. But the view that such divine grace can lead man to his final salvation without leading him first into the visible Church, is something, at any rate, which met with very little approval in the ancient Church. For, with reference to the optimistic views on the salvation of catechumens as found in many of the Fathers, it must be noted that such a candidate for baptism was regarded in some sense or other as already ‘Christianus,’ and also that certain Fathers, such as Gregory Nazianzen and Gregory of Nyssa deny altogether the justifying power of love or of the desire for baptism. Hence it will be impossible to speak of a consensus dogmaticus in the early Church regarding the possibility of salvation for the non-baptized, and especially for someone who is not even a catechumen. In fact, even St. Augustine, in his last (anti-Pelagian) period, no longer maintained the possibility of a baptism by desire.” 

Rev. Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Volume II, Man in the Church

 

 

 

Pope Francis: ‘Without liturgical reform there is no reform of the Church’ 

Pope Francis addressed members of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on Thursday morning, Feb. 8, 2024, to discuss the importance of liturgical reform as a core feature of the broader “renewal of the Church.”

Catholic News Agency | Matthew Santucci | Feb 8, 2024

Pope Francis met with members of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on Thursday morning to discuss the importance of liturgical reform as a core feature of the broader “renewal of the Church.” 

The address comes as the dicastery is meeting for its annual plenary assembly, which is addressing the “liturgical formation from Sacrosanctum Concilium to Desiderio Desideravi” for ordained ministers as well as “liturgical training courses for the people of God.”

The meeting will also seek to “provide bishops with practical suggestions for developing pastoral projects in their dioceses with the aim of putting into practice the reflections of the papal document,” a Feb. 5 press release from the dicastery stated. 

Recalling that it has been 60 years since the promulgation of the Second Vatican Council’s seminal document on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, the pope stressed in his Feb. 8 address that liturgical reform underscored the council fathers’ objective of renewing the Church’s “fundamental dimensions” such as “spiritual, pastoral, ecumenical, and missionary” work. 

“Without liturgical reform there is no reform of the Church,” the pope said. 

“A church that does not feel the passion for spiritual growth, that does not try to speak in an understandable way to the men and women of his time, that does not feel pain for the division between Christians, who does not tremble with the anxiety of announcing Christ to the people, is a sick Church, and these are the symptoms,” the Holy Father emphasized in his address. 

The pope qualified these remarks by saying “we can only make such a statement by understanding what the liturgy is in its theological sense.” 

Speaking specifically on the theme of the assembly’s 2024 meeting, the pope noted that their work must focus on making formation more accessible so it is not a  “specialization for a few experts, but of an interior disposition of all the people of God.”

“This naturally does not exclude that there is a priority in the training of those who, by virtue of the sacrament of orders, are called to be mystagogues, that is, to take each other by the hand and accompany the faithful in the knowledge of the holy mysteries,” Francis continued. 

The Holy Father also noted that liturgical formation is predicated upon a love for Christ by highlighting the theological representation of the Church as Christ’s bride, saying: “Every instance of reform of the Church is always a question of spousal fidelity.”

“The Church is a woman, the Church is a mother, the Church has its figure in Mary and the Church-woman.” 

The pope added that the Church “is more than Peter … everything cannot be reduced to ministeriality. The woman in herself has a very great symbol in the Church as a woman, without reducing her to ministeriality.” 

“This is why I said that every instance of reform of the Church is always a question of spousal fidelity, because she [the Church] is a woman.” 

The pope also reflected on the centrality of the liturgy in our lives, saying that “it is the place for excellence in which to encounter the living Christ,” which “continually animates and renews baptismal life.” 

The pope also said that it is his desire that the dicastery undertakes this work in collaboration with the Dicastery for Culture and Education, the Dicastery for the Clergy, and the Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life to reflect “the spirit of synodal collaboration.”

COMMENT: This is rich, really rich! Pope Francis says, “A church that does not feel the passion for spiritual growth, that does not try to speak in an understandable way to the men and women of his time” now calls priests, “mystagogues”, and calls upon the “mystagogues” to rise above mere “ministeriality” and direct liturgical renewal in the “the spirit of synodal collaboration”! Man-made worship is about to reach its term. The Novus Ordo Church of the New Advent, the Church of the New Evangelization, the Church of the Third Millennium is not a bride but a whore. It strives to evangelize the Faithful to its heretical and schismatic doctrines.

But we will give Francis credit for this, “Without liturgical reform there is no reform of the Church,” without pointing out the obvious: Without liturgical deformation there is no deformation of the Church! Sacrosanctum Concilium was the first document published by Vatican II and from the corruption of Divine Worship all the other Vatican II documents followed. Pope Francis has correctly identified the cause of the greatest collapse of Catholic faith and practice in the history of the Church. First deform the acceptable worship of God by replacing it with a man-made, man-centered Gnostic mystery cult effectively cutting off the flow of grace and the Church will essentially wither like the branch cut from the vine.

Francis was born in 1936 and knows that in his youth and early manhood there were in every diocese Catholic schools, hospitals, orphanages, nursing homes, charitable institutions of every king staffed by priests and religious dedicating their lives to corporal and spiritual works of mercy. What is left of them are totally corrupted from the ends to which they were created. Besides those in active ministry there were thousands consecrated souls living lives dedicated to constant prayer and penance for the welfare of the Church and the conversion of sinners. They are all dead and dying excepting where traditional restoration is active. Francis like every ideologue never takes credit for the evil their actions are directly responsible. The failure is always attributed to others who failed to apply their innovations with enough purity, with enough rigor, for sufficient time.  To this ugly fact, Francis replies, “Time is greater than space.” It has been as Francis said, 60 years since the promulgation of Sacrosanctum Concilium, 60 years of marching deeper into the spiritual desert, but as time goes by, fewer and fewer are following this old fool and more and more are returning to the acceptable worship of God from which true reform will begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I do not bless a ‘homosexual marriage,’ I bless two people who love each other and I also ask them to pray for me... No one is shocked if I give a blessing to an entrepreneur who maybe exploits people, and that is a very serious sin, whereas they are scandalized if I give it to a homosexual (couple)… This is hypocrisy! The heart of the document is welcome.”

Pope Francis, defending his "blessing" of homosexual couples in Fiducia Supplicans

COMMENT: This is rich! The entrepreneur "maybe exploits people" and then again, maybe not. The homosexual couple is publically living in a grossly perverse relationship and asking the Church to bless this manifest sin with no evidence of repentance. And if the entrepreneur is in fact manifestly defrauding the laborer of his wages and oppressing the poor, sins which also cry to heaven for vengeance, he should not receiving a blessing either. The comparison is as perverse as the person making it. As for love, Pope Francis has no comprehension what the word means. The love of a man for pizza dinner causes the destruction of the pizza. Such is the narcissistic love shared by a homosexual couple. The love of God is sacrificial not narcissistic. As for "hypocrisy", Pope Francis the Pharisee is a real master of the art.

 

 

Abp. Viganò: Pope Francis’ invitation of Anglican ‘bishopess’ signals his intention to ‘ordain’ women


‘Bergoglio intends to fundamentally change the concept of Holy Orders, placing alongside the Priesthood (reserved for men) forms of ‘non-ordained’ ministry for women, with a view to their sacramental ordination,’ Archbishop Viganó said.


LifeSiteNews | Emily Mangiaracina | Feb 8, 2024 — Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has declared that Pope Francis’ invitation to a female Anglican prelate to speak to the Council of Cardinals about “gender equality and the role of women in the Church” signals his intention to eventually “ordain” women.

In a message posted to X on Tuesday, Archbishop Viganò wrote, “Bergoglio intends to fundamentally change the concept of Holy Orders, placing alongside the Priesthood (reserved for men) forms of ‘non-ordained’ ministry for women, with a view to their sacramental ordination.”

Anglican_Women_Bishop Jo_Bailey_Wells.pngBergoglio intends to fundamentally change the concept of Holy Orders, placing alongside the Priesthood (reserved for men) forms of "non-ordained" ministry for women, with a view to their sacramental ordination.

The public defender will say that no, Bergoglio does not want to…

The Vatican whistleblower anticipated the objection that Francis “does not want to make women deacons or women priests, much less women bishops, and that these are speculations put out by those who sow division among the faithful.”

“If that is the case, why did Bergoglio invite an Anglican ‘bishopess,’ i.e., a heretical, schismatic, invalidly ordained woman, to the Council of Cardinals meeting to speak about ‘gender equality and the role of women in the Church’?” he questioned.

The archbishop’s assessment is shared by Deacon Nick Donnelly, who wrote regarding Rev. Jo Bailey Wells’ presence before the pope and the C9 that Catholics “couldn’t have a stronger signal that Bergoglio is planning the faux ordination of women deacons, with a trajectory towards the faux ordination of women priests and bishops.” Couldn't have a stronger signal that Bergoglio is planning the faux ordination of women deacons, with a trajectory towards the faux ordination…

Wells, a “bishop” of the Church of England who has been described as “a pioneer in the spread of equality between the sexes,” gave a speech to Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals on Monday.

The C9 – as the group is known – is continuing the examination of the “role of women in the Church,” a subject it began discussing in December 2023. The timing of such discussions is significant, given that the 2023 Synod on Synodality interim report highlighted an “urgent” call for canon law to be changed in order to allow more female governance roles.

A Synod on Synodality voting lay member shared last year that “a large number of bishops” are now “ready to take clear steps” to women’s “ordination” via a discussion on “women deacons.”

Helena Jeppesen-Spuhler, a member of the Swiss delegation to the Synod’s European Assembly, clarified that while she doesn’t think “women priests” are now possible, she sees that the possibility of women’s “ordination” to the diaconate is on the table.

 “There are now a large number of bishops who are ready to take clear steps,” said Jeppesen. “The priesthood of women will not be introduced immediately, but the diaconate of women should be seriously discussed at the assembly in Rome.” 

Regarding the “role of women” in the Catholic Church in general, Jeppesen said “it became clear in practically all country reports that the church must finally move forward.”

Both clerical and lay Catholics have raised concerns that the Synod on Synodality’s call for increased female governance may signal the Church hierarchy’s intention to “ordain” women. Indeed, the campaign for female “deacons” continues to receive vocal support from leading members of the synod, as evidenced by Cardinal Blase Cupich advocating for recognition of women “pastors” who are already “serving as the head of communities because they don’t have enough priests.”

Pope Francis established a 12-member commission to study the issue of women deacons in August 2016, and the commission included a leading advocate of “ordaining women” to the “diaconate”. With another commission then drawn up in 2020, the 2023 Synod report called for the results of both studies to be presented at the October 2024 Synod meetings. [.....]

Pope John Paul II affirmed this truth (that women cannot be ordained) when he condemned attempts at female “ordination” in his 1994 apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, writing: “I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.” 

This letter, former CDF prefect Cardinal Gerhard Müller explained, refers to the diaconate as well, and expresses a “dogma” of the Catholic Faith.

He further noted that “the impossibility that a woman validly receives the Sacrament of Holy Orders in each of the three degrees [deacon, priest, bishop] is a truth contained in Revelation and it is thus infallibly confirmed by the Church’s Magisterium and presented as to be believed.”

 

 

“We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilization. They are denying moral principles and all traditional identities: national, cultural, religious and even sexual. They are implementing policies that equate large families with same-sex partnerships; belief in God with the belief in Satan.

“The excesses of political correctness have reached the point where people are seriously talking about registering political parties whose aim is to promote pedophilia. People in many European countries are embarrassed or afraid to talk about their religious affiliations. Holidays are abolished or even called something different; their essence is hidden away, as is their moral foundation. And people are aggressively trying to export this model all over the world. I am convinced that this opens a direct path to degradation and primitivism, resulting in a profound demographic and moral crisis.

“What else but the loss of the ability to self-reproduce could act as the greatest testimony of the moral crisis facing a human society? Today almost all developed nations are no longer able to reproduce themselves, even with the help of migration. Without the values embedded in Christianity and other world religions, without the standards of morality that have taken shape over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. We consider it natural and right to defend these values. One must respect every minority’s right to be different, but the rights of the majority must not be put into question.”

Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Republic, 2013

 

 

“If there be no enemy, no fight; if no fight, no victory; if no victory, no crown.”

“Whoever excommunicates me, excommunicates God.”

Fra Girolamo Savonarola, excommunicated by Pope Alexander VI and burned to death as a heretic

 

 

Modernism vs. Neo-modernism: A difference in method, an agreement in ends

The heresy of Modernism denies dogma directly. Neo-modernism is a more subtle heresy.  The end remains the denial of dogma but the method of denial is indirect.  Dogma, the revelation of God that forms the formal objects of divine and Catholic faith, is formulated in categorical propositions that are always and everywhere true or false.  There are two methods the Neo-modernist employs to destroy dogma. The first method is to change the category of dogma from truth-falsehood to the category of authority-obedience.  They treat dogma as if it were laws, commands, precepts, injunctions, etc., etc., etc., and then limit the universal truth with all the moral restrictions that apply to laws, etc.  For example, the dogma that the sacrament of baptism is necessary for salvation is treated as a law and therefore as a law, it does not bind in cases of impossibility, necessity, unreasonable burden, psychological impediment, etc., etc.

 

The second method is to corrupt the dogmatic proposition be changing the meaning of the terms OR altering the universality of the copula. An excellent example of this corruption of terminology can be seen in Benedict/Ratzinger’s treatment of the word, substance.

“…the medieval concept of substance has long since become inaccessible to us. In so far as we use the concept of substance at all today we understand thereby the ultimate particles of matter, and the chemically complex mixture that is bread certainly does not fall into that category.”

Joseph Ratzinger, Faith and the Future, p. 14

 

It is impossible to affirm the Catholic dogma that “Lord Jesus Christ... is consubstantial with the Father” or the Catholic dogma of Transubstantiation if the concept of “substance” is rejected in the sense as used by scholastic theologians found in the perennial realist philosophical tradition.  And so we have Benedict/Ratzinger writing:

“Eucharistic devotion such as is noted in the silent visit by the devout in church must not be thought of as a conversation with God. This would assume that God was present there locally and in a confined way. To justify such an assertion shows a lack of understanding of the Christological mysteries of the very concept of God. This is repugnant to the serious thinking of the man who knows about the omnipresence of God. To go to church on the ground that one can visit God who is present there is a senseless act which modern man rightfully rejects.”
Joseph Ratzinger, Die Sacramentale Begrundung Christliche Existenz

 

The Catholic Church infallibly teaches:

“By the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation.” Council of Trent, Session XIII, chapter IV

 

“If anyone denies that in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist are contained truly, really and substantially the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ, but says that He is in it only as in a sign, or figure or force, let him be anathema.”  Council of Trent, Session XII, Canon I

 

Benedict/Ratzinger’s affirmation of these dogmas is done within the corrupted context of mutilating the meaning of the terms. The entire hermeneutic of discontinuity/rupture vs. the hermeneutic of reform proposed by Benedict/Ratzinger is predicated upon accepting or rejecting his false philosophy which ultimately elevates the accident of relationship to overthrow the concept of substance. Reciting the Credo is no longer evidence of the Catholic faith without clearly defining every term.

 

 

“The plenitude of power over the Universal Church, conferred on the Holy See, is limited by nothing but Divine and natural law.”

The Bishop of Rome, as direct successors of the Prince of the Apostles, according to Catholic teaching, possess by Divine appointment the plentitude of episcopal power over the Universal Church. Supreme, full, and lawful spiritual authority over all the faithful is theirs. In virtue of this supreme authority, all her members, including Bishops, are subject to the Pope; subject, whether we view them as isolated individuals, or as assembled in Council. Far from subjecting the Pope to a Council, the early Church held it as a principle that the supreme authority could be judged by no one. A General Council cannot exist without the Pope or in opposition to him, for, as head of the Church he is the necessary and essential head of the General Council, whose decrees receive their oecumenical validity solely from his confirmation. As supreme legislator, the Pope can, in matters of discipline, revise and change the decrees of a General Council, as well as those of his predecessors. Former ecclesiastical legislation forms a precedent for his action, in so far as he, being the superior, is by his own example to show respect to the law. The power of the Primacy also contains, comprehended within itself, the supreme judicial power. Appeal may accordingly be made to him in all ecclesiastical matters; there is no appeal from his judgment to another tribunal; the plenitude of power over the Universal Church, conferred on the Holy See, is limited by nothing but Divine and natural law.

Dr. Ludwig Pastor, Professor of History in the University of Innsbruck, History of the Popes from the close of the middle ages, 1906

 

 

 

Pope Francis: Small ideological groups oppose same-sex blessings; Africa a ‘special case’

Catholic News Agency | Tyler Arnold | Washington, D.C. | Jan 29, 2024

Pope Francis suggested that the opposition to the Vatican’s approval of non-liturgical blessings for same-sex couples mostly comes from “small ideological groups” with the exception of Africa, which he said is “a special case.”

“Those who vehemently protest belong to small ideological groups,” Francis said in an interview on Monday with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, according to an English translation from the Church-run Vatican News. 

Fracis_ha-ha.jpgRegarding the bishops in Africa, who have expressed some of the strongest criticisms of such blessings, the pontiff said they are “a special case” because “for them, homosexuality is something ‘ugly’ from a cultural point of view; they do not tolerate it.”

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF), led by Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández, published a declaration on Dec. 18, 2023, titled Fiducia Supplicans, which prompted the backlash. The declaration permits “spontaneous” pastoral blessings for “same-sex couples” and other couples in “irregular situations” but does not allow liturgical blessings, recognition of civil unions, or any actions that would make the blessings appear like a marriage.

Bishops around the world have been divided on how to implement the document or whether to implement it at all.

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, which represents all of the African bishops’ conferences, is refusing to bless same-sex couples. In a statement, it said such blessings could not be carried out on the continent “without exposing themselves to scandals.” 

The bishops’ conferences in Hungary and Poland similarly rejected any blessings for same-sex couples, as have various other bishops around the world.

Alternatively, the heads of the bishops’ conferences in other countries, such as Austria, Germany, and Argentina, have embraced the declaration and the opportunity to bless same-sex couples. Some other bishops’ conferences, such as the United States, have accepted the declaration but put a strong emphasis on ensuring that such blessings are not confused as a change in Church teaching.

Francis, in his interview, dismissed the idea that this division could spark a schism in the Catholic Church. 

“In the Church, there have always been small groups that manifest reflections of a schismatic nature,” the pope said. “One must let them carry on and pass away... and look ahead.”

Francis said that he trusts that “gradually, everyone will be reassured about the spirit of the declaration,” which he said “aims to include; not divide.” He added that the declaration “invites us to welcome and then entrust people, and to trust in God.”

“The Gospel is to sanctify everyone,” the pontiff said. “Of course, there must be goodwill. And it is necessary to give precise instructions on the Christian life (I emphasize that it is not the union that is blessed, but the persons). But we are all sinners: Why should we make a list of sinners who can enter the Church and a list of sinners who cannot be in the Church? This is not the Gospel.”

Earlier this month, the DDF issued a five-page news release in response to the backlash from some bishops. The news release, written by Fernández, said that the opposition “cannot be interpreted as doctrinal opposition because the document is clear and definitive about marriage and sexuality.”

“There is no room to distance ourselves doctrinally from this declaration or to consider it heretical, contrary to the tradition of the Church, or blasphemous,” the cardinal said.

COMMENT:

          "We are all sinners" is true. Jesus came to "call sinners" to penance. Those sinners that go to heaven do penance and those who go to hell do not. Jesus said, "I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish.... No, I say to you; but except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13: 3,5). So we do in fact have a "list of sinners who can enter the Church and a list of sinners who cannot enter the Church." The "good Thief" entered the Church and stole heaven by doing penance; the "bad thief" was cast into hell because he did not.

          Pope Francis thinks homosexuality is normal in non-African nations and opposition there is characterized as 'ideological'. In the unlighted African nations it is a cultural opposition that only time will correct. Catholic morality is grounded upon the law of God which does not change irrespective of individual cultures. Pope Francis in this clearly proves he is an ideologue. But this comment is not concerned with Pope Francis' corrupted ideology but another pressing matter: The question of schism. Can the pope enter into schism and lead others into schism?

          The modern Novus Ordo Church of the New Advent looks to the pope as the proximate rule of faith. For them, whatever the pope says and whatever the pope does is the rule for what Catholics must say and do. For faithful Catholics, dogma is the proximate rule of faith and what Catholics must say and do is driven by God's revealed Truth.

          The three attributes of the Church are: Infallibility to teach without the possibility of error, Indefectibility to sanctify the faithful, and Authority to govern. These are first and essentially attributes of God and God alone. They are attributes of the Church because the Church is a divine institution, the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ. These are NOT personal attributes of the pope! Those that make the pope their proximate rule of faith are guilty of divinizing the pope by attributing to him personally divine attributes. The pope, occupying the office of the papacy established by God for His Church, can, secondarily and accidentally, under specific circumstances and for specific reasons, engage these attributes to teach, sanctify and govern the faithful for specific ends established by God.

          Schism has a legal definition of refusing communion with the pope or with those subject to him. Its moral definition concerns refusing to recognize the universal jurisdiction of the pope to govern the Church. Jurisdiction is practical application of the attribute of Authority. The authority of the pope is not arbitrary. St. Pius X in Pascendi says “every society needs a directing authority to guide its members toward the common end, to foster prudently the elements of cohesion, which in a religious society are doctrine and worship; hence, the triple authority in the Catholic Church, disciplinary, dogmatic and liturgical” (emphasis his). The purpose of the “directing authority” (i.e. disciplinary) is to direct the Church “toward the common end” which are “doctrine” (dogmatic) and “worship” (liturgical). The “directing authority” does not possess any authority to harm doctrine, pervert worship or corrupt morals. Law as an "act of reason for the common good" cannot be valid if it opposes the "common end."

        Human law, even the highest form of human law imposed by the pope, has all the limitations of every human law. That is, a law for validity must be a promulgation of reason, by the proper authority, promoting the common good, and not in any way opposed to Divine or natural law.  As St. Thomas said, an ‘unjust law is not a law.’  St. Thomas lists three principal conditions which must be met for any human law to be valid: 1) It must be consistent with the virtue of Religion; that is, it must not contain anything contrary to Divine law, 2) It must be consistent with discipline; that is, it must conform to the Natural law; and 3) It must promote human welfare; that is, it must promote the good of society (Fr. Dominic Prummer, Moral Theology). Sodomy is a direct perversion of Divine and natural law. It is a sin that "cries to heaven for vengeance."

        "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). The attributes of God are 'without change, or shadow of alteration', and so are these divine attributes of the Church, a divine institution. When a pope by virtue of the office of the papacy engages a divine attribute he is exercising accidentally an attribute of God. Jurisdiction of the pope is the practical exercise of the attribute of Authority. Every pope from St. Peter to Pope Francis, when exercising the attribute of divine Authority is exercising the one and same Authority in which there is "no shadow of change, nor shadow of alteration." When any pope exercises authority contrary to the divine Authority, he is acting in opposition to the jurisdiction delegated by God and is in fact refusing to recognize the jurisdiction of the papacy. He then acts schismatically.  Pope Francis is in schism from the Church he governs and unless he does penance, 'he will likewise parish'.

          Lastly, many bishops let the loose theological terminology and dissimulating language of Vatican II stand because it was merely a "pastoral council" and therefore, they falsely held that it could not adversely affect Catholic doctrine. This current document by the downgraded Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith and signed by Pope Francis is playing the same corrupted dissimulation. The document permitting blessing sodomite couples is dismissed and merely "pastoral" and not "liturgical" affecting Catholic doctrine or worship. Vatican II is the mother of sodomite "blessings".

 

 

Being homosexual isn't a crime, it's a human condition. We are all children of God and God loves us as we are and for the strength that each one of us had to fight for our dignity. Yes, it's a sin. Being homosexual is not a crime. It's not a crime. Let's make the distinction first between sin and crime. But it's also a sin to lack charity with one another, so what about that? And being homosexual isn't a crime, it's a human condition.

Pope Francis, Interview with The Associated Press, Jan 25, 2023

COMMENT: All crimes are not sins but all sins are crimes. The four sins that cry to heaven for vengeance are willful murder, oppressing the poor, defrauding the laborer of his wages, and sodomy. All four sins have been decriminalized throughout the former Christian nations. Abortion is willful murder, excessive taxation oppresses the poor, usury and inflation defraud the laborer of his wages and property. Sodomy has not only been decriminalized it is being idolized throughout the corrupted West. The "human condition" is fallen human nature from original sin. The remedy for the human condition is the grace of God through faith and baptism, and only through faith and baptism, by which we can become children of God. To deny this remedy to homosexuals is a grave sin against charity. Would Pope Francis regard willful murder as a sin but not a crime? Usury a sin but not a crime? Theft from the poor a sin but not a crime? God loves us for what we can be and not for what  we are. His love is conditional: "If you love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15). "If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; as I also have kept my Father's commandments, and do abide in his love" (John 15:10).

 

 

 

Novus Ordo Church now to be known as the Church of the Third Millennium:

CTMers ‘Up, Up & Away!’

"Synodality is a style, it is a walk together, and it is what the Lord expects from the Church of the Third Millennium." Pope Francis, Synod on Synodality

 


USCCB post on the Seven Catholic Attitudes Necessary for membership in the CTM; and no if, ands, or buts!!


1.    Innovative Outlook

2.    Inclusivity

3.    Open Mindedness

4.    Listening

5.    Accompaniment

6.    Co-responsibility

7.    Dialogue

 

 

 

CTM found in Catholic Prophecy: “A Dark Cloud of Fog Instead of a Head”

I saw a strange church being built against every rule.... No angels were supervising the building operations.  In that church, nothing came from high above... There was only division and chaos.  It is probably a church of human creation, following the latest fashion, as well as the new heterodox church of Rome, which seems of the same kind...  I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines, and opinions.  There was something proud, presumptuous, and violent about it, and they seemed to be very successful.  I did not see a single Angel or a single saint helping in the work.  But far away in the background, I saw a laughing figure which said: 'Do build it as solid as you can; we will pull it to the ground'.... Among the strangest things that I saw, were long processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known to me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown by external deformities. A few had only a body, with a dark cloud of fog instead of a head. Others had only a head, their bodies and hearts were like thick vapors. Some were lame; others were paralytics; others were asleep or staggering.

Blessed Anna-Katarina Emmerick, Yves Dupont, Catholic Prophecy

 

COMMENT: Historians require an appitutde to enter into the mind of the historical setting they are considering: its level of civilization, culture, fundamental suppositions, self-understanding, its religion, its heros, etc. When Church historians look upon Vatican II era they will be at a loss because there is simply is no mind to enter into.

 

 

 

“And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand?”

“Mutual respect… Freedom to practice one’s religion… Freedom to follow one’s conscience without suffering ostracism or persecution,” is extended to every error but, has and will never be extended by the Novus Ordo hypocrites toward Catholic tradition and truth.

Ever since the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church has placed special emphasis on the importance of dialogue and cooperation with the followers of other religions. In order to be fruitful, this requires reciprocity on the part of all partners in dialogue and the followers of other religions. I am thinking in particular of situations in some parts of the world, where cooperation and dialogue between religions calls for mutual respect, the freedom to practise one’s religion and to engage in acts of public worship, and the freedom to follow one’s conscience without suffering ostracism or persecution, even after conversion from one religion to another. Once such a respect and openness has been established, peoples of all religions will work together effectively for peace and mutual understanding, and so give a convincing witness before the world.

Pope Benedict XVI, St. Mary’s University College, London, September 17, 2010

 

 

Daily Examination of Conscience

“The troubled waters of venial offenses rise daily in the hold of our hearts; whoever, then, wishes not to perish, let him empty out every day, as sailors do the hold of a ship, by a careful and contrite Examination of Conscience.” St Augustine

“Virtue, cannot grow in the company of vice. If the one is to flourish, the other must perish. Clear away, then, what is superfluous and vicious, and that which is wholesome and virtuous will at once spring up. Whatever you withhold from your lusts will turn to the profit and advantage of your spiritual life. Therefore, let us take heed to cut down by a diligent self-examination the noxious growth of faults, vices, and defects, if we wish to see the flowers of every virtue bloom forth in the garden of our souls.”

St Bernard

“St Paul says, ‘If we judge ourselves we shall not be judged.’ If we examine and search into our conscience, submitting it to a rigorous trial, and if, when we discover any sins, we wash them away with tears of contrition, we shall not be judged by God; in other words, we shall escape punishment at His awful judgment.” 

Rev. Cornelius a Lapide

 

 

Pope Francis has denied his faith and the duty of his office. Dialogue, whose purpose is to end at opinion, without Proselytism cannot dissolve the essential difference between heretics and Catholics. Ultimately, that essential difference will result, as Father Abraham said, “And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor from thence come hither.” Luke 16:26

Question from a young girl: Eighty percent of locals do not belong to any Christian denomination. Should I convince these friends, who are good and happy people, of my faith?

Pope Francis Reply: It's not licit to convince someone of your faith. Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism. The Apostle Paul tells us that, by virtue of our baptism, we all form the one Body of Christ. The different members, in fact, are one body. This is why we belong to each other and when one suffers, all suffer, when one rejoices, all rejoice. Let us continue with confidence on our ecumenical journey, because we know that, beyond the many open questions that still separate us, we are already united. What unites us is much more than what divides us.

Pope Francis, October 13, 2016, to a group of Lutherans in Rome

 

 

The CHURCH: “Another Christ”;The “most perfect image of Christ”, and now, the Image of Christ as seen in the Shroud of Turin.

The Church came forth from the side of our Savior on the Cross like a new Eve, Mother of all the living....  Christ sustains the Church in a divine manner; He lives in her to such a degree that she is, as it were, another Christ... We can think of nothing more glorious, more noble, and more honorable than membership in the Holy Roman Catholic Church, by which we become members of such a holy Body (the Mystical Body of Christ), are guided by one divine Spirit (the Holy Ghost), and finally, are nourished in this earthly exile with one doctrine (Dogma) and one same heavenly Bread (the Holy Eucharist) until we are permitted to share the one eternal beatitude in heaven.... (Let us love the Church,) the most perfect Image of Christ.

Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis

 

 

The Novus Ordo: Fulfilling both the genus and species of true Sacrilege

As the student of moral theology is aware, there are many difficult questions concerning the doctrine of sacrilege. Doctors are not agreed even upon the definition of the term. Sir Henry Spelman, who was deeply read in the scholastic theologians and canonists, defines it as “an invading, stealing, or purloining from God, any sacred thing, either belonging to the majesty of His Person, or appropriate to the celebration of His divine service.” Thus there are two kinds of sacrilege; the first kind is committed “when the very Deity is invaded, profaned, or robbed of Its glory,” says Sir Henry. And so the sin of Lucifer and his angels, of our first parents, of Cain (who offered the fruits of the earth and the work of human hands), of those destroyed by the flood, of the builders of the tower of Babel, of Nimrod, and of others, was a sin of sacrilege. “In this high sin,” he further says, “are blasphemers, sorcerers, witches, and enchanters; and as it maketh the greatest irruption into the glorious majesty of Almighty God, it maketh also the greatest divorce betwixt God and man.”  In other words, as modern theologians say, all sins against the virtue of religion may be called sacrilege in the wider sense of the term. In this sense it is not a specific sin, but rather a genus containing under it many different species of sin.

Sir Henry admits that this meaning of the term was not the common one with the schoolmen and canonists. “I come now,” he says, “to the second part, which indeed is that which the schoolmen and canonists only call sacrilege, as though the former were of too high a nature to be expressed in the appellation: so exorbitant a sin, as that no name can properly comprehend it:  the Greek word meaning, a warring against God, and a Greek word meaning, a direful violence upon Divine Majesty, a superlative sacrilege.” In the strict sense of the term, the specific sin of sacrilege is “a violating, misusing, or a putting away of things consecrated or appropriated to divine service or worship of God: it hath many branches time, persons, function, place: and materially. All (saith St. Thomas Aquinas) that pertains to irreverent treatment of holy things, pertains to the injury of God, and comes under the character of sacrilege. . . . Sacrilege of time is, when the Sabbath or the Lord’s day is abused or profaned: this God expressly punished in the stickgatherer.”

Rev. Thomas Slater, S.J., Questions of Moral Theology, Doctrine on Sacrilege in Moral Theology

 

 

Believe Dogma as it was once declared
     There is only one way to believe dogma: as holy mother Church has once declared.
Pope Pius IX, First Vatican Council, Sess. 3, Chap. 2 on Revelation, 1870, ex cathedra: 

“Hence, also, that understanding of its sacred dogmas must be perpetually retained, which Holy Mother Church has once declared; and there must never be a recession from that meaning under the specious name of a deeper understanding.”

     This definition of the First Vatican Council is critically important for dogmatic purity, because the primary way the Devil attempts to corrupt Christ’s doctrines is by getting men to recede (move away) from the Church’s dogmas as they were once declared.  There is no meaning of a dogma other than what the words themselves state and declare, so the Devil tries to get men to “understand” and “interpret” these words in a way that is different from how holy mother Church has declared them. 
     Many of us have dealt with people who have attempted to explain away the clear meaning of the definitions on Outside the Church There is No Salvation by saying, “you must understand them.”  What they really mean is that you must understand them in a way different from what the words themselves state and declare.  And this is precisely what the First Vatican Council condemns.  It condemns their moving away from the understanding of a dogma which holy mother Church has once declared to a different meaning, under the specious (false) name of a “deeper understanding.”
     Besides those who argue that we must “understand” dogmas in a different way than what the words themselves state and declare, there are those who, when presented with the dogmatic definitions on Outside the Church There is No Salvation, say, “that is your interpretation.”  They belittle the words of a dogmatic formula to nothing other than one’s private interpretation.  And this also is heresy.
Pope St. Pius X, Lamentabile, The Errors of the Modernists, July 3, 1907, #22:

“The dogmas which the Church professes as revealed are not truths fallen from heaven, but they are a kind of interpretation of religious facts, which the human mind by a laborious effort prepared for itself.”- Condemned

Pope St. Pius X, Lamentabile, The Errors of the Modernists, July 3, 1907, #54:

“The dogmas, the sacraments, the hierarchy, as far as pertains both to the notion and to the reality, are nothing but interpretations and the evolution of Christian intelligence, which have increased and perfected the little germ latent in the Gospel.”- Condemned

     Dogmas of the faith, like Outside the Church There is No Salvation, are truths fallen from heaven; they are not interpretations.  To accuse one who adheres faithfully to these truths fallen from heaven of engaging in “private interpretation” is to speak heresy. 
      The very point of a dogmatic DEFINITION is to DEFINE precisely and exactly what the Church means by the very words of the formula.  If it does not do this by those very words in the formula or docuмent (as the Modernists say) then it has failed in its primary purpose – to define – and was pointless and worthless. 
     Anyone who says that we must interpret or understand the meaning of a dogmatic definition, in a way which contradicts its actual wording, is denying the whole point of the Chair of Peter, Papal Infallibility and dogmatic definitions.  He is asserting that dogmatic definitions are pointless, worthless and foolish and that the Church is pointless, worthless and foolish for making such a definition. 
     Also, those who insist that infallible DEFINITIONS must be interpreted by non-infallible statements (e.g., from theologians, catechisms, etc.) are denying the whole purpose of the Chair of Peter.  They are subordinating the dogmatic teaching of the Chair of Peter (truths from heaven) to the re-evaluation of fallible human docuмents, thereby inverting their authority, perverting their integrity and denying their purpose. 
Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos (#7), Aug. 15, 1832: “…(Regarding Dogma) nothing of the things appointed ought to be diminished; nothing changed; nothing added; but they must be preserved both as regards expression and meaning.”
    Thus, there is no “strict” or “loose” interpretation of Outside the Church There is No Salvation, as the liberal heretics like to emphasize; there is only what the Church has once declared. 

Most Holy Family Monastery, Outside the Catholic Church There is Absolutely No Salvation

 

 

 

Abp. Viganò: Attacking those who denounce the Deep State and Deep Church is a ‘stab in the back’


The new conciliar and synodical religion requires giving up the exclusivity of the Gospel in order to 'reposition ourselves under the banner of pluralism,' that is, apostatize from the Faith and give up the Christian combat.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò


LifeSiteNews | January 25, 2024— Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò issued a statement on X, (formerly Twitter), on Thursday rebuking an article written by Canadian Catholic Cardinal Marc Oullet in which Oullet said the “age of Christianity is over” and urged Christians to “reposition themselves in relation to their environment.”<