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SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Chapel

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday after Easter

St. John Baptist de la Salle, Confessor

May 15, 2022

    Today’s liturgy exalts the justice of God which is shown forth by our Lord’s triumph, and by the sending of the Holy Ghost.  “The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength” in raising Christ from the dead (Alleluia) and in causing Him to go into heaven on the day of His ascension.  It is expedient for us that Jesus should leave the earth, for from heaven He will send to His Church the Spirit of truth (Gospel), that best gift which comes from the Father of lights.

    The Holy Ghost will teach us all truth (Gospel, Offertory, Secret), He will “show us” whatever our Lord tells Him, and in receiving this word of life we shall be saved (Epistle).  The Holy Ghost will reveal to us the wonderful things which God hath wrought for His Son and this testimony of signal justice done to our Lord, will console our souls and uphold us in the midst of persecutions.  And since, according to St. James, “the trying” of our faith worketh patience which drives away inconstancy and makes perfect our good deeds (First nocturn), so “let us imitate the patience of our God and Father” (Second nocturn) in whom “there is no change or shadow of alteration” (Epistle), and then our hearts will be “set where true joys are to be found.”

    On the other hand, the Holy Ghost will also convince Satan and the world of the sin they committed in delivering Jesus Christ to death (Gospel, Communion), and in continuing to persecute Him in His Church.

     St. Athanasius, Doctor of the Church and Patriarch of Alexandria. He is one of the most renowned of the Fathers of the Church, was the heroic and successful defender of Catholic doctrine against Arius. After many sufferings in the cause of God's Church, he died May 2, 373. While living in Rome during his exile he described to the Romans the wonderful life of Ss. Antony and Pachomius in Egypt, sowing the seed of monasticism in Rome. He taught with great power the independence of the Church from civil authority.

 

INTROIT:

Ps. 97.  Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle, alleluia: for the Lord hath done wonderful things, alleluia; he hath revealed his justice in the sight of the Gentiles, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Ps.  His right hand hath wrought for him salvation; and his arm is holy.  Glory be, etc.  Sing ye to the Lord, etc.

 

COLLECT:

O God, who makest the minds of the faithful to be of one accord, grant unto Thy people to love what Thou commandest and to desire what Thou dost promise; that amidst the various changes of the world our hearts may there be fixed where true joys abide.  Through our Lord, etc.

 

O God, who didst raise up the Confessor, St. John Baptist, to promote the Christian education of the poor and to strengthen the young in the way of truth, and through him, didst gather together a new family within Thy Church, mercifully grant through his intercession and example that we may burn with zeal for Thy glory through the salvation of souls, and may share his crown in heaven. Through our Lord, etc.

 

EPISTLE:  James 1, 17-21.        

Dearly beloved, 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. For of His own will hath He begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of His creature. You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger. For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God. Wherefore, casting away all uncleanness and abundance of naughtiness, with meekness receive the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls..

INSTRUCTION Of all the gifts that come from God, the most excellent is the gospel and regeneration in baptism, by which He has made us His children and heirs of heaven. How great is this honor, and how earnestly we should endeavor to preserve it! To hear the word of God, when preached to us in sermons, will aid our endeavors. The admonition of the apostle to be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, contains true wisdom, for: In the multitude of words there shall not want sin; but he that refraineth his lips is most wise (Prov. 10, 19).

ASPIRATION Aid me, O Lord, to preserve the dignity received in baptism, grant me a great love for Thy divine word, and strengthen me to subdue my tongue and to use it only for Thy glory.

 

GREAT ALLELUIA:  Alleluia, alleluia. 

Ps.117.  The right hand of the Lord hath wrought victory, the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me.  Alleluia.

Rom. 6.  Christ rising again from the dead, dieth now no more; death shall no more have dominion over Him, alleluia.

 

GOSPEL:  John 16, 5-14.      

At that time Jesus said to His disciples: I go to Him that sent Me; and none of you asketh Me: Whither goest Thou? But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go; for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go I will send Him to you. And when He is come, He will con­vince the world of sin, and of justice and of judgment. Of sin, because they believed not in Me; and of justice, because I go to the Father, and you shall see Me no longer; and of judgment, because the prince of this world is already judged. I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will teach you all truth. For He shall not speak of Himself: but what things soever He shall hear He shall speak, and the things that are to come He shall show you. He shall glorify Me: because He shall receive of Mine and shall show it to you.

INSTRUCTION As the disciples, in their grief at Christ's going to His passion and death, after the accomplishment of which He was to return to His Father, never once asked Him: "Whither goest Thou?" many Christians, because of their attachment to this world and its pleasures, never ask themselves: Whither am I going, whither leads my way? By my sinful life I am perhaps going towards hell, or will my little fervor for the right, my lukewarm prayers take me to heaven? Ask yourself in all earnestness, dear Christian, whither leads the way you are going? Is it the right path? If not, retrace your steps, and follow Jesus who by suffering and death entered heaven.

Why could the Paraclete not come before the Ascension of Christ?

Because the work of Redemption had first to be completed, Christ had to die, reconcile man to God, and enter into His glory, before the Spirit of truth and filial adoption could abide in man in the fulness of grace. From this we may learn that we must purify our hearts, and be reconciled to God, if we wish to receive the gifts of the Holy Ghost.

How will the Holy Ghost convince the world of sin, of justice and of judgment?

He will convince the world, that is, the Jews and Gentiles, of sin, by showing them through the preaching, the sanctity and the miracles of the apostles, as well as by gradual inward enlightenment, the grievous sins which they have committed by their infidelity and their vices; of justice, by unveiling their error, and showing them that Christ whom they unjustly rejected, is the fountain of justice; of judgment, by showing them their condemnation in their prince and head, the devil, whom they served. This prince is now driven from idols and from the bodies of men, and his kingdom is destroyed in the name of Jesus by the apostles.

Why did not Christ tell His apostles all He had to tell them?

Because they could not yet comprehend, and keep it in their memory; because they were still too weak, and too much attached to Jewish customs, and also because they were depressed; He therefore promised them the Holy Ghost, who would fit them for it by His enlightenment, and would teach them all truth.

How does the Holy Ghost teach all truth?

By guiding the Church, that is, its infallible administration, by His light to the knowledge of the truth necessary for the salvation of souls, preserving it from error; and by advancing those members of the Church who seek His light and place no obstacle in its way, in the necessary knowledge of truth.

What is meant by: He shall not speak of himself, but what things so ever he shall hear, he shall speak?

That the Holy Ghost will teach us only that which He has heard from all eternity from the Father and Son; His teaching will, therefore, perfectly agree with Christ's teachings, for the Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and Son and is equal God to them, and that which He teaches is also their doctrine, which is expressed in the words: He shall receive of mine.

ASPIRATION Ah, my Lord and my God! direct my feet in the way of Thy commandments and preserve my heart pure from sin, that Thy Holy Spirit may find nothing in me deserving of reproach, that He may teach me all truth, and lead me to Thee, the eternal Truth, in heaven. Amen.

 

OFFERTORY:

Ps. 65.   Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to His name; come, and hear, and I will tell you, all ye that fear God, what great things the Lord hath done for my soul, alleluia.

 

SECRET:

O God, who by the august communion of this sacrifice hast made us partakers of one sovereign Godhead, grant, we beseech Thee, that as we know Thy truth, so we may follow it up by worthy behavior.  Through our Lord, etc.

 

In memory of Thy saints, we offer Thee, O Lord, a sacrifice of praise, trusting by it to be delivered from evil both now and hereafter.  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 16.  When the Paraclete shall come, the Spirit of truth, he shall convince the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment, alleluia, alleluia.

 

POSTCOMMUNION:

Stand by us, O Lord our God, that by what we have faithfully received we may be cleansed from our vices and rescued from all dangers.  Through our Lord, etc.

 

Refreshed by heavenly food we humbly beseech Thee, our God, that we may be guarded by the prayers of him in whose memory we have received them. Through our Lord, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

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“And when He is come, He will con­vince the world of sin, and of justice and of judgment. Of sin, because they believed not in Me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPER OF THE SAINTS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 15th:

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4th Sunday after Easter

St. John Baptist de la Salle, C

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Mass 9:00 AM, Members of Mission; Confessions 8:00 AM; Rosary of Reparation 8:30 AM

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St. Ubaldus, BpC

St. John Nepomucene, M

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 Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass

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St. Paschal Baylon, C

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Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass

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St. Venantius, M

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Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass

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St. Peter Celestine, PC

St. Pudentiana, V

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Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass

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St. Bernardine of Siena, C

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Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation before Mass

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Our Lady’s Saturday

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Mass 9:00 AM; Confessions 8:00 AM; Rosary of Reparation 8:30AM

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5th Sunday after Easter

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Mass 9:00 AM; Rosary of Reparation 8:30 AM; Confessions 8:00 AM; Mission Members

 

 

 

Faithfully do what God expects of you each moment, and leave the rest up to Him.

I assure you that living in this manner will bring you great peace.

St. Jane Francis de Chantal

 

During his sojourn on earth, our Redeemer thus explained the mystery of baptism to Nicodemus, who was a ruler among the Jews, and a master in Israel:  Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  Here he foretells what he intends to do at a future time; he prepares us for the mystery by telling us that as our first birth was not pure, he is preparing a second for us; that this second birth will be holy, and that water is to be the instrument of so great a grace. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Fourth Sunday after Easter

 

The Holy Ghost tells us, in the sacred Volume, that a threefold cord is not easily broken (Eccles. 4, 12).  Now we have such a one; and it keeps us in the glorious unity of the Church: hierarchy, dogma, and sacraments, all contribute to make us one Body.  Everywhere, from north to south, and from east to west, the sacraments testify to the fraternity that exists amongst us; by them we know each other, no matter in what part of the globe we may be, and by the same we are known by heretics and infidels. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Fourth Sunday after Easter

 

The promise made in Holy Scripture that ‘they that instruct many to justice shall shine as stars for all eternity’ is addressed not only to the great doctors of the science of salvation, but also to the humblest Christian teacher, and the supreme Pontiff, when inscribing the name of John Baptist De La Salle among those of the blessed, declared that the inspired words ‘apply in an especial manner to those who, like him, have left all things and devoted themselves to the instruction of the baptized from earliest infancy in the teaching of the Gospel and the precepts which lead to life eternal.

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Feast of St. John Baptist De La Salle

 

A holy secrecy shrouds the reconciliation made between God and the penitent.  This sacramental secrecy deserved to have its martyr.  When Jesus instituted the sacrament of Penance- that second baptism, wherein the Blood of our Redeemer washes away the sins of the Christian soul- he willed that man should not be deterred from confessing his humiliations to his spiritual physician by the fear of their ever being revealed.  How many hidden martyrdoms have there not been, during these eighteen hundred years, for the maintenance of this secret, which, whilst it gives security to the penitent, exposes the confessor to obloquy, injustice, and even death!  But the martyr we honour today was not one of these hidden sufferers.  His testimony to the inviolability of the sacramental seal was public; he gave it amidst cruel tortures; it cost him his life. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Feast of St. John Nepomucen, May 16th 

 

God is as really present in the consecrated Host as He is in the glory of Heaven.

St. Paschal Baylon, Patron of Eucharistic Congresses

 

The Church does not know of any means other than Baptism that assures entry into eternal beatitude; this is why she takes care not to neglect the mission she has received from the Lord to see that all who can be baptized are “reborn of water and the Spirit.” 

Catechism of the Catholic Church, On the Necessity of Baptism

 

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 29:29

 

The chief priests of the Synagogue strove to stifle the Name of Jesus, for it was even then winning men’s hearts.  They forbade the Apostles to teach in this Name; and it was on this occasion that Peter uttered the words which embody the whole energy of the Church:  We ought to obey God rather than men.  The Synagogue might as well have tried to stay the course of the sun.   So too, when the mighty power of the Roman Empire set itself against the triumphant progress of the Name, and would annul the decree that every knee should bow at its sound, its attempt was a complete failure, and at the end of three centuries the Name of Jesus was heard and loved in every city and hamlet of the Empire…. St. Bernadine of Siena in the 15th century, with the Name of Jesus which he carried in his hand represented by the three letters, I. H. S., became as a rainbow of reconciliation; and wheresoever he set it up, there every knee bowed down, every vindictive heart was appeased, and sinners hastened to the sacrament of pardon. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Feast of St. Bernadine of Siena

 

Jesus, Name full of glory, grace, love and strength! You are the refuge of those who repent, our banner of warfare in this life, the medicine of souls, the comfort of those who morn, the delight of those who believe, the light of those who preach the true faith, the wages of those who toil, the healing of the sick. To You our devotion aspires; by You our prayers are received; we delight in contemplating You. O Name of Jesus, You are the glory of all the saints for eternity. Amen. 

St. Bernardine of Sienna

 

The Holy Spirit reproves the world of sin, because it dissembles; of righteousness, which it does not order rightly, while it gives it to itself and not to God; of judgment, which it usurps, in rashly judging both of itself and others.

St. Bernardine of Siena

 

 

“Liberalism is the belief that there could exist any part of God’s creation that is not subject to His dominion.” 

Fr. Dennis Fahey

 

 

What Liberalism Is?

    Protestantism naturally begets toleration of error. Rejecting the principle of authority in religion, it has neither criterion nor definition of faith. On the principle that every individual or sect may interpret the deposit of Revelation according to the dictates of private judgment, it gives birth to endless differences and contradictions. Impelled by the law of its own impotence, through lack of any decisive voice of authority in matters of faith, it is forced to recognize as valid and orthodox any belief that springs from the exercise of private judgment. Therefore does it finally arrive, by force of its own premises, at the conclusion that one creed is as good as another; it then seeks to shelter its inconsistency under the false plea of liberty of conscience. Belief is not imposed by a legitimately and Divinely constituted authority, but springs directly and freely from the unrestricted exercise of the individual's reason or caprice upon the subject matter of Revelation. The individual or sect interprets as it pleases-----rejecting or accepting what it chooses. This is popularly called liberty of conscience. Accepting this principle, Infidelity on the same plea rejects all Revelation, and Protestantism, which handed over the premise, is powerless to protest against the conclusion; for it is clear that one, who under the plea of rational liberty has the right to repudiate any part of Revelation that may displease him, can not logically quarrel with one, who on the same ground repudiates the whole. If one creed is as good as another on the plea of rational liberty, on the same plea no creed is as good as any. Taking the field with this fatal weapon of Rationalism, Infidelity has stormed and taken the very citadel of Protestantism helpless against the foe of its own making.

    As a result, we find amongst the people of this country [excepting Catholics of course] that authoritative and positive religion has met with utter disaster, and that religious beliefs or unbeliefs have come to be mere matters of opinion, wherein there are always essential differences, each one free to make or unmake his own creed-----or accept no creed.

    Such is the mainspring of the heresy constantly dinned into our ears, flooding our current literature and our press. It is against this that we have to be perpetually vigilant. The more so as it insidiously attacks us on the grounds of a false charity and in the name of a false liberty. Nor does it appeal only to us on the ground of religious toleration.

    The principle ramifies in many directions, striking root into our domestic, civil, and political life, whose vigor and health depend upon the nourishing and sustaining power of religion. For religion is the bond which unites us to God, the source and End of all good; and Infidelity, whether virtual as in Protestantism or explicit as in Agnosticism, severs the bond which binds men to God, and seeks to build human society on foundations of man's absolute independence. Hence we find Liberalism laying down as the basis of its propaganda the following principles:

·        The absolute sovereignty of the individual in his entire independence of God and God's authority.

·        The absolute sovereignty of society in its entire independence of everything which does not proceed from itself. 

·        Absolute civil sovereignty in the implied right of the people to make their own laws in entire independence and utter disregard of any other criterion than the popular will expressed at the polls and in parliamentary majorities.

·        Absolute freedom of thought in politics, morals, or in religion. The unrestrained liberty of the press. 

    Such are the radical principles of Liberalism. In the assumption of the absolute sovereignty of the individual, that is, his entire independence of God, we find the common source of all the others. To express them all in one term in the order of ideas, they are RATIONALISM or the doctrine of the absolute sovereignty of human reason. Here human reason is made the measure and sum of truth. Hence we have individual, social and political Rationalism, the corrupt fountain head of liberal principles [which are]: absolute freedom of worship, the supremacy of the State, secular education repudiating any connection with religion, marriage sanctioned and legitimatized by the State alone, etc.; in one word, which synthesizes all, SECULARIZATION, which denies religion any active intervention in the concerns of public and of private life, whatever they be. This is veritable social atheism. 

Don Felix Sarda Y Salvany, Liberalism is a Sin

 

 

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

St. Augustine

 

O my Savior, in union with the offering and the sacrifice of Yourself which You made to the Father and in His honor, I offer myself to You to be a bloody victim of Your will, a victim immolated for Your glory and that of Your Father.  Unite me to Yourself, O good Jesus, draw me into Your sacrifice, so that I may be sacrificed with You and by You.  Since the victim must be sacrificed, slaughtered, and consumed by fire, make me die to myself, that is, to my vices and passions, to all that is displeasing to You.  Consume me entirely in the sacred fire of Your divine love, and grant that hereafter my whole life may be a continual sacrifice of praise, glory, and love for Your Father and for You. 

St. John Eudes

 

 

In order that the oblation [of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass] by which the faithful offer the divine Victim to the heavenly Father may have its full effect, still one thing more is necessary; it is necessary that they immolate themselves as victims…. together with the Immaculate Host, a victim acceptable to God the Father. 

Pope Pius XII, Mediator Dei

 

 

 

THE GREAT PROMISE                                   FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

PRESENCE OF GOD ‑ O Jesus, prepare my heart to receive the Holy Spirit whom You have promised and merited for me.

MEDITATION:

    1. Since last Sunday, the Church has been preparing us for the Ascension of Our Lord. Today, taking up the subject again, she goes a step further. She mentions the coming of the Holy Spirit, and in so doing, makes use of a passage from Jesus' discourse after the Last Supper. Our Lord is speaking to the Apostles and preparing their souls for His departure. Sad and thoughtful, they listen to Him, without courage to question Him. Like a kind father, the Lord breaks the painful silence. “And now I go to Him that sent Me, and none of you asketh Me: `Whither goest Thou?'“ He hastens to console them: “It is expedient to you that I go, for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you” (Gosp : Jn 16,5‑14). Only Jesus' death could merit this great gift for us, and it was not until after His Ascension into heaven that the Holy Spirit, the Envoy of the Father and the Son, could descend upon the Church. The Apostles were about to lose the sensible, physical presence of their adored Master. However, He would not leave them orphans and would continue to help them invisibly by His Spirit, who would take up His work with them. Jesus did His work in a visible manner in their midst; the Holy Spirit would do His in a secret, hidden way, but in one no less efficacious and real. Furthermore, as Jesus Himself said, the action of the Holy Spirit would complete His. “I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit Truth, is come, He will teach you all truth.... He shall receive of mine and shall show it to you.” The hearts of the Apostles, still dulled by sin, could not, really comprehend these profound truths; it was necessary that Jesus, by dying on the Cross, destroy sin‑ the great obstacle to the action of the Holy Spirit‑ and then, when He had ascended into heaven, He would send the divine Paraclete whom He merited for them and for us by His Passion.

    The sending of the Holy Spirit to our souls is the principal fruit of the Passion of Jesus.

    2. We can draw some practical applications from today's Gospel. First of all, we must fervently prepare ourselves for Pentecost, so that the coming of the Holy Spirit will be renewed in us in all its plenitude. Since sin is the obstacle to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, our preparation must consist in a very special purity of conscience. Sin must be destroyed in us, not only in its actual manifestations, even though they are slight, but also in its deepest and most hidden roots.

    We must be convinced, furthermore, that a certain action of the Holy Spirit is never interrupted in a soul in the state of grace; this is even more true of a soul who tries to correspond faithfully to the divine motions. This action does not necessarily have to be perceived and consoling. In aridity and despondency the Holy Spirit also works in the faithful soul; His action is secret and hidden, but also real and effective. Its chief purpose is to purify the soul and dispose it for union with God. If the soul is convinced of this, it will remain confident, even in difficulties, and, if it neither understands nor sees its path, it will trust in the Holy Spirit, who sees and knows well the goal to which He is leading it.

    Finally, today's Gospel invites us to invoke the action of the Holy Spirit on the Church and on the whole world; on the Church, to govern and direct her in the accomplishment of her mission; on the world, to convince it of the truth which it rejects. “And when He is come,” said Jesus, “He will convince the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment” that is, He will make it see that it is the slave of sin because it has not believed in Christ. He will make it understand that justice and sanctity are found only in Him, the Redeemer, and He will show it that the devil, the “prince of this world,” is henceforth overcome and condemned.

COLLOQUY:

    “Ah! eternal Word, tell me, I beg You, what prevents the Holy Spirit from accomplishing all His work in the soul? You tell me that the first impediment is malice; another impediment is the self‑will of those who want to serve You, but in their own way. We want Your Spirit, but we want Him in the way that pleases us, and as much as pleases us; in this way we make ourselves incapable of receiving Him. At other times, lukewarmness is the hindrance; we think we are serving You and do not realize we are serving ourselves. But You, O Lord, want to be served with humility and sincerity, without self-love. Thus Your Spirit takes no rest but in a soul which He finds plunged in humility. Alas! O loving Word, I should like to know what I ought to do about these hindrances, for what good will it do me to understand them, if I do not know the cure for them? Now, I see plainly that the remedy for malice is a simple right intention; the remedy for self‑will is a will so dead to self that it wills only what You will. The cure for lukewarmness is the ardor of charity, which like fire, comes into our hearts and burns up all tepidity” (St. Mary Magdalen dei Pazzi).

    “Come, O Holy Spirit, sanctify me! Come, O Spirit of Truth, fill me! Your divine Wisdom will establish me in the truth. I am thirsting for truth, and wish it to rule over my mind, my words, my affections, and my actions, avoiding everything that is opposed to it, not only lies, but also dissimulation, duplicity, and lack of sincerity with myself.

    “Come, O Spirit of Peace, bring me Your peace! That profound peace which dilates the soul and prepares it for Your operations, that peace which calms and dominates all the sensible part of the soul and even the superior part.

    “Come, O Spirit of Charity, inflame me and inspire me with Your love, so that I can pour it out over the souls whom I would bring to You! Oh! transform me into love; only thus shall I be able to fully respond to Your call, and be of use to the Church”  (Sr. Carmela of the Holy Spirit, O.C.D.).

 

Do not tarry on the way, but strive like strong men until you die in the attempt, for you are here for nothing else than to strive.  Come what may, happen what will, let those complain who will, tire yourself as you must, but even if you die halfway along the road… tend always toward the goal. 

St. Teresa of Avila

 

 

“Friend, I am ready and you take courage… I warn you that I have a short neck and therefore be attentive to strike correctly so that you do not have a blot on your good reputation.” 

St. Thomas More, to his executioner, July 6, 1535

 

 

The most fashionable philosophy today is Deconstructionism, and that’s the explicit denial of the very essence of language: “intentionality”.  That’s the technical, traditional term for the quality that words have that makes them meaningful, significant, signs that point beyond themselves to objective reality.  There is no objective reality to these Deconstructionists, no world beyond texts.  Texts are worlds, and worlds are texts.  It makes morality as arbitrary as penmanship.

Peter Kreeft, Ph. D., A Refutation of Moral Relativism

 

Our “Open Letters” to the Dioceses of Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and to Rome illustrate the results of Aggiornamento: The “Modern Mind” subsumes the Novus Ordo Cleric!

The third and far the most formidable element of Main Opposition to the Faith today, is what I propose to call by its own self-appointed and most misleading title: “The Modern Mind.” [.....] Upon dissecting it we discover the “Modern Mind” to contain three main ingredients and to combine them through the force of one principle. Its three ingredients are pride, ignorance, and intellectual sloth; their unifying principle is a blind acceptance of authority not based on reason. Pride causes those who suffer from this disease to regard whatever they think they have learned, whatever they have absorbed, through no matter how absurd a channel, as absolute and sufficient. Ignorance forbids them to know with any thoroughness what men have discovered about these things in the past, and how certainly. Intellectual sloth forbids them to examine an argument, or even to appreciate the implications of their own assertions.

With most men who are thus afflicted the thing is not so much a mixture of these vices as the mere following of a fashion; but these vices lie at the root of the mental process in question. As to the principle of blindly accepting an authority not based on reason, it runs through the whole base affair and binds it into one: Fashion, Print, Iteration, are the commanders abjectly obeyed and trusted. [.....] The color in which the whole of the “Modern Mind” is dyed is essentially stupidity: it will not think—and that is a very strange weakness for anything which calls itself a “mind”!

If it were an active enemy, its lack of reason would be a weakness: being (alas!) not active, but a passive obstacle, like a bog, it is none the weaker for being thus irrational.

Hilaire Belloc, Survivals and New Arrivals, The Modern Mind  

 

 

All our Ecclesiastical Traditions are Signs, Images which signify a greater Truth.  It is this “Greater Truth” that the Novus Ordo attacks.

“Whoever venerates an image venerates the person portrayed in it.” 

St. Basil, De Spiritu Sancto 18, 45 

“The beauty of the images moves me to contemplation, as a meadow delights the eyes and subtly infuses the soul with the glory of God.”

St. John Damascene, De Imag 1, 27

 

 

“More people have been imprisoned for Liberty, humiliated and tortured for Equality, and slaughtered for Fraternity in this century, than for any less hypocritical motives, during the Middle Ages.” 

Roy Campbell, poet, journalist, Catholic convert, footnote appended to his poem Flowering Rifle.

 

Let us pray for heretics and schismatics, that our Lord and God may deliver them from all their errors, and vouchsafe to recall them to their holy Mother, the Catholic and Apostolic Church. Almighty, eternal God, Who dost save all, and willest not that any should perish, look upon the souls deceived by diabolical fraud, that, abandoning all heretical depravity, the hearts of the erring may regain sanity and return to the unity of truth. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

THE ONE THING NECESSARY

As everyone can easily understand, the interior life is an elevated form of intimate conversation which everyone has with himself as soon as he is alone, even in the tumult of a great city. From the moment he ceases to converse with his fellow men, man converses interiorly with himself about what preoccupies him most. This conversation varies greatly according to the different ages of life; that of an old man is not that of a youth. It also varies greatly according as a man is good or bad.

As soon as a man seriously seeks truth and goodness, this intimate conversation with himself tends to become conversation with God. Little by little, instead of seeking himself in everything, instead of tending more or less consciously to make himself a center, man tends to seek God in everything, and to substitute for egoism love of God and of souls in Him. This constitutes the interior life. No sincere man will have any difficulty in recognizing it. The one thing necessary which Jesus spoke of to Martha and Mary consists in hearing the word of God and living by it. 

Rev. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., The Three Ages of the Interior Life

 

 

Hermeneutics of Continuity/Discontinuity

 “The Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI and the last edition prepared under Pope John XXIII, are two forms of the Roman Liturgy, defined respectively as ordinaria and extraordinaria: they are two usages of the one Roman Rite, one alongside the other. Both are the expression of the same lex orandi of the Church.”

Benedict XVI, Universae Ecclesiae, May13, 2011, (n. 6) 

 

“The Novus Ordo represents, both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was… definitively fixed by the Council of Trent.” 

Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine for the Faith, September 3, 1969, Brief Critical Study of the New Order of Mass, Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci

 

 “The analysis of the Novus Ordo made by these two cardinals has lost none of its value nor, unfortunately, of its relevance…. The results of the reform are considered by many today to be devastating. It was to the credit of Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci that they discovered very quickly that the change of the rites led to a fundamental change of doctrine.”

Cardinal Alfons Maria Stickler, Librarian of the Holy Roman Church and Archivist of the Secret Archives of the Vatican, November 27, 2004, on the occasion of the reprinting of the Brief Critical Study by Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci

 

 

Such is the civilization that never knew Christ! - What will the one be like that has rejected Him?

St. Paul, addressing the Romans, whose triumphant civilization had absorbed all the strength and all the vices of the conquered peoples, tells them to their face with that intrepid firmness which fears no contradiction: You are without affection, without fidelity; you are filled with malice, with iniquity, with bitterness; hateful, hating one another; finally, you are without mercy (Rom. 1 and 3; Tit. 3). And yet St. Paul is the most reserved of all the writers of that time. Plato, Aristotle, Aristophanes, Plautus, Titus, Livy, Tacitus, Juvenal, Suetonius, Plutarch, Seneca, relate the horrors of pagan society with a good faith and indifference which make one shudder. It is evident this was the accepted and public morality of the most civilized nations. Strangers, prisoners, the vanquished, slaves, debtors, the sick, the poor, the aged, children, women, all who were weak, all who suffered, all who labored----in a word, the great majority of the human race was hated, despised, and oppressed. The rest wallowed in the mire of vice. Vice itself was deified; it had its temples, its priests, its altars in every city of the world; disorder became a social obligation, and immorality a public worship. Such was the pagan world before the coming of Christ…."It is estimated," says Loudun in his work L'Antiquite, "that the spectacle of the gladiators cost, on an average, thirty thousand men a year." 

Fr. W. Devivier, SJ, Christian Apologetics: A Defense of the Catholic Faith, Christian Civilization

 

What, then, is purity of intention? Purity of intention is having God alone as our object, free from all self-interest. …. The truth is, of course, that only God knows us through and through; above all in the most essential thing, namely whether we are worthy in His eyes of love or hatred. We cannot be absolutely certain that any of our actions are pleasing to Him, and this uncertainty will remain with us all our life; we will never be able to pronounce with certitude on the purity of our intentions. For if we were sure on this point, we would be equally sure that our actions were holy, and consequently that we were in a state of grace. For this reason, we must always say with David: From my secret sins, cleanse me, O Lord. And who knows fully his own frailty? The truth is in itself very painful, and particularly grievous to self-love, which is always seeking for assurance. According to God's designs, however, it should humble us, but not drive us to despair. If in this matter we cannot arrive at absolute certitude, yet by learning to know ourselves and by humbly asking it of God, we can obtain sufficient moral certitude to give us peace. But we must do all that lies in our power.

Rev. John Nicholas Grou, S.J., Spiritual Maxims

 

“He will con­vince the world of sin”

The Four Sins That Cry To Heaven For Vengence - Are Protected Acts under U. S. Law.

1. Willfull murder. - Unjust war

2. Defrauding the laborer of his wages. - Federal Confiscatory Taxation

3. Oppression of the poor. - Usury

4. Sin of Sodom.  - Hate crimes, Homosexual “marriage”, etc.

 

But would it not be enough for one to be a Catholic in heart only,

without professing his religion publicly?

No, for Jesus Christ has solemnly declared that, “He who shall be ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man shall be ashamed when He shall come in His majesty, and that of His Father, and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)   Fr. Michael Muller, C.SS.R, Questions and Answers on Salvation

And since Jesus Christ, the Son of God, morally obliges every Catholic the duty to profess his faith in the public forum, every Catholic possesses by right the use of the ecclesiastical traditions of our Church which constitute the perfect outward expression of our holy faith.

 

Yes I know Bergoglio, [says a Jesuit superior from another Latin American country]. He’s a person who’s caused a lot of problems in the Society and is highly controversial in his own country. In addition to being accused of having allowed the arrest of two Jesuits during the time of the Argentinean dictatorship, as provincial he generated divided loyalties: some groups almost worshipped him, while others would have nothing to do with him, and he would hardly speak to them. It was an absurd situation. He is well-trained and very capable, but is surrounded by this personality cult which is extremely divisive. He has an aura of spirituality which he uses to obtain power. It will be a catastrophe for the Church to have someone like him in the Apostolic See. He left the Society of Jesus in Argentina destroyed with Jesuits divided and institutions destroyed and financially broken. We have spent two decades trying to fix the chaos that the man left us. 

Fr. Vallely, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, 2013

 

 

“Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war.” 

Psalms 143:1

 

 

Pacem in Terris - Celebrating 50+ years of Masonic Corruption of Religious Liberty

Experts: ‘Pacem in Terris’ had radical impact on church teaching; Jerry Filteau, National Catholic Reporter

One of the beauties of Pacem in Terris, (Fr. J. Bryan) Hehir said, was the fact that against centuries of Catholic thought and practice asserting the primacy of truth over conscience in religious matters, John (XXIII) simply asserted, without laying out detailed arguments, that civil authorities have an obligation to protect the freedom of their citizens to worship and practice religion as they see fit in their own conscientious belief.

It took three more council sessions after John's death in June 1963 for the fathers of Vatican II to struggle to consensus on the same conclusion and adopt their Declaration on Religious Freedom (Dignitatis Humanae) in 1965, he said.

 

Modernist Definition: Pastoral = The teaching that the truths revealed by God and the moral duty He imposes can be ignored if they constitute a physical or psychological imposition to our self-love.

Catholic members of royal couples won't have to raise kids Catholics  By Catholic News Service
LONDON (CNS) -- Church leaders have told the British government that members of the royal family who marry Catholics under recently passed legislation will not be obliged to bring up their children in the Catholic faith.
    Lord Wallace of Tankerness, speaking on behalf of the government, said he had been assured personally by Msgr. Marcus Stock, general secretary of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, that the canonical requirement of Catholics to raise their children in the faith was not always binding.
     “I have the specific consent of Msgr. Stock to say that he was speaking on behalf of Archbishop (Vincent) Nichols (of Westminster) as president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and can inform the House that the view taken by the Catholic Church in England and Wales is that, in the instance of mixed marriages, the approach of the Catholic Church is pastoral,” he said.
    “It will always look to provide guidance that supports and strengthens the unity and indissolubility of the marriage,” Lord Wallace said.

 

 

Last Words of Catholic Martyrs

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

The World of Instability that Vatican II Attempts to Conform the Church: “Artificial and Mechanical”

Western civilization at the present day is passing through a crisis which is essentially different from anything that has been previously experienced. Other societies in the past have changed their social institutions or their religious beliefs under the influence of external forces or the slow development of internal growth. But none, like our own, has ever consciously faced the prospect of a fundamental alteration of the beliefs and institutions on which the whole fabric of social life rests ... Civilization is being uprooted from its foundations in nature and tradition and is being reconstituted in a new organisation which is as artificial and mechanical as a modern factory. 

Christopher Dawson, (1889-1970), Catholic Historian, Enquiries into Religion and Culture, 1947

 

The True God from Whom is all being, beauty, form and number, weight and measure; He from Whom all nature, mean and excellent, all seeds of forms, all forms of seeds, all motions, both of forms and seeds, derive and have being… He ( I say) having left neither heaven nor earth, nor angel nor man, no, for the most base and contemptible creature, neither the bird’s feather nor the herb’s flower, nor the tree’s leaf, without the true harmony of their parts, and peaceful concord of composition; it is in no way credible that He would leave the kingdoms of men and their bondages and freedom loose and uncompromised in the laws of His eternal providence.

Christopher Dawson, Catholic historian, Dynamics of History

 

 

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

St. Denis the Areopagite

 

 

A Sin that “Cries to Heaven for Vengeance” – A Sin Known to All by the Natural Law is offered “Civil Rights.” Any wonder? He has been “breathing the waters of a swamp.”

Archbishop Piero Marini: “Yes to civil rights, no to the equivalence to marriage”.

On the new Pope: “The Church experiences hope after years of fear” Andrea Tornielli, Vatican City
“It is necessary to recognize the union of persons of the same sex, because there are many couples that suffer because their civil rights aren’t recognized. What can’t be recognized is that this union is equivalent to marriage”.[…..] About the new Pontiff. “Its a breath of fresh air; its opening a window onto springtime and onto hope. We had been breathing the waters of a swamp and it had a bad smell. Wed been in a church afraid of everything, with problems such as Vatileaks and the paedophilia scandals. With Francis were talking about positive things”. With the new Pope, added Mgr. Marini, “theres a different air of freedom, a church thats closer to the poor and less problematic”.

Archbishop Piero Marini, delegate for Eucharistic congresses, said this yesterday in an interview given during the IV National Eucharistic Congress in Costa Rica.

 

We must, with God's help, eradicate the deadly poison of the demon of anger from the depths of our souls. So long as he dwells in our hearts and blinds the eyes of the heart with his somber disorders, we can neither discriminate what is for our good, nor achieve spiritual knowledge, nor fulfill our good intentions, nor participate in true life; and our intellect will remain impervious to the contemplation of the true, divine light; for it is written, 'Man's anger does not bring about the righteousness of God' (James. 1:20). 

St. John Cassian

 

The thief on the cross certainly did not receive the Kingdom of Heaven as a reward for his virtues but as a grace and a mercy from God. He can serve as an authentic witness that our salvation is given to us only by God’s mercy and grace. All the holy masters knew this and unanimously taught that perfection in holiness can be achieved only through humility. 

St. John Cassian

 

Admission of Heretical Ambiguity introduced into Vatican II Documents

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

Walter Cardinal Kasper, who was a bishop at Vatican II, April 12, 2013, L'Osservatore Romano

 

The first and most excellent of these aids (for strengthening and ordering the human will) is the power of God’s Divine Grace, whereby the mind can be enlightened and the will wholesomely invigorated and moved to the constant pursuit of moral good, so that the use of our inborn liberty becomes at once less difficult and less dangerous.  Not that the divine assistance hinders in any way the free movement of our will, just the contrary, for grace works inwardly in man and in harmony with his natural inclinations, since it flows from the very Creator of his mind and will, by whom all things are moved in conformity with their nature.  As the Angelic Doctor points out, it is because Divine Grace comes from the Author of nature, that it is so admirably adapted to be the safeguard of all natures, and to maintain the character, efficiency, and operations of each. 

Pope Leo XIII, Libertas

 

 

Pope Francis Kisses Hand of, and concelebrates Novus Ordo with, Notorious Homosexual Activist Priest - some sample quotations from this degenerate:

Today the Church's attitude to homosexuals is strict, inhuman and has caused much suffering by claiming that homosexuality is sin.   Some church people say, “It is acceptable to be gay, but they must not have any relationships, they cannot love each other”!  The maximum is hypocrisy.  This is like talking to a plant, and saying, 'you cannot bloom, you may not bear fruit.' (sic)  

Don Michele De Paolis, Interview with LGBT group Bethel of Genoa, Italy.

 

Francis_kiss_hand_homosexual_activist_Don Michele De Paolis.JPGIn the holy Church of God, not everyone is suffering from homophobia.  Those who want to make you “heterosexuals,” as it is called,  would be force you to act contrary to nature and to make you unhappy psychopaths.   We need to put into our heads that God our “Father wants us, his children, to be happy, by making fruitful the gifts that He has placed us in our “nature”!  [.....] You have the right to go looking for a partner.  And be quite unconcerned: where agape is, is God.  Live your love with joy.  And with our mother Church we must have patience. Her attitude to homosexuals will change.   In this sense numerous initiatives have already been engaged.”

Don Michele De Paolis, Addressing gathering of homosexual activists

 

“We must liberate our thinking from a risk: fundamentalism, that is, to take literally what the Bible says.  The new obedience to the gospel is free, responsible and conscious.  Instead of wasting energy in endless religious polemics, it aims to a new Christian spirituality of joyful acceptance of yourself forming gratitude to God, knowing that homosexual love is His gift, which is not less than the heterosexual.”

Don Michele De Paolis, Essay

 

 

 

The Devil Reads a “Book” by its Cover

“Nobody doubts that unclean spirits can influence the character of our thoughts, but this is by affecting them from without by sensible influences, that is, either from our inclinations or from our words, and those likings to which they see that we are especially disposed.” 

St. John Cassian, Seventh Talk to Monks

 

Penance then is as it were, a salutary weapon placed in the hands of the soldiers of Christ, who wish to fight for the defense of and restoration of the moral order in the universe.  It is a weapon that strikes right at the root of all evil, that is, at the lust of material wealth and the wanton pleasures of life.  Be means of various works of penance, the noble-hearted Christian subdues the base passions that tend to make him violate the moral order.  But if zeal for the divine law and brotherly love are as great in him as they should be, then not only does he practice penance for himself and his own sins, but he takes upon himself the expiation of the sins of others, imitating the saints who often heroically make themselves victims of reparation of the sins of whole generations, imitating even the divine Redeemer, Who became the Lamb of God, 'Who taketh away the sins of the world,' (1 john 1:29).... The divine Heart of Jesus cannot but be moved at the prayers and sacrifice of His Church, and He will finally say to His spouse, weeping at His feet, under the weight of so many griefs and woes: 'Great is thy faith, be it done to thee as thou wilt' (Matthew 15:28). 

Pope Pius XI, Caritate Christi

 

 

 

 

 

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“In like manner, the ceremonies of the Old Law prefigured Christ as having yet to be born and to suffer; whereas our Sacraments signify Him as already born and having suffered.  Consequently, just as it would be a mortal sin now for anyone, in making a profession of faith, to say that Christ is yet to be born, which the fathers of old said devoutly and truthfully; so too, it would be a mortal sin now to observe those ceremonies which the fathers of old accomplished with devotion and fidelity.  Such is the teaching of St. Augustine.” 

St. Thomas Aquinas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kingdom of God is not the work of man and does not emerge by a natural law of progress from the course of human history. It makes a violent interruption into history and confounds the work of man, like the stone hewn from the mountain without human agency which crushes the image of the four world empires into dust.

Christopher Dawson, Dynamics of World History

 

Human beings are created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by means of this to save their souls.  The other things on the face of the earth are created for human beings, to help them in working toward the end for which they are created.  From this it follows that I should use these things to the extent that they help me toward my end, and rid myself of them to the extent that they hinder me.  To do this, I must make myself indifferent to all created things, in regard to everything which is left to my freedom of will and is not forbidden.  Consequently, on my own part I ought not to seek health rather than sickness, wealth rather than poverty, honor rather than dishonor, long life rather than a short one, and son in all matters.  I ought to desire and elect only the thing which is more conducive to the end for which I am created. 

St. Ignatius of Loyola, Principle and Foundation of the Spiritual Exercises

 

Cardinal Zen arrested by Communist Chinese Government May 12, 2022 on “security” violations.

Amazing! Martyrdom is a barrier to ecumenical unity!

If you have a Church that considers martyrs, that sets them off against the others, this in itself contains the pebbles of a rocky road to disunity. Sure I appreciated [Cardinal Joseph Zen’s] concerns and sufferings… You have to be proud of the Church that suffers, but also worried that a Church that suffers allows that suffering to be a barrier to the common union to which the Lord has called us.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick the Homosexual Pervert, criticizing Cardinal Zen and the faithful Catholics of China for resisting a forced unity with the Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA) founded by the communist government.

 

“O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me.”

Not without reason has this verse been selected out of the whole body of Scripture. For it takes up all the emotions that can be applied to human nature and with great correctness and accuracy it adjusts itself to every condition and every attack. It contains an invocation of God in the face of any crisis, the humility of a devout confession, the watchfulness of concern and of constant fear, a consciousness of one's own frailty, the assurance being heard, and confidence in a protection that is always present and at hand, for whoever calls unceasingly on his protector is sure that he is always present. It contains a burning love and charity, an awareness of traps, and a fear of enemies. Seeing oneself surrounded by these day and night, one confesses that one cannot be set free without the help of one's defender. This verse is an unassailable wall, an impenetrable breastplate, and a very strong shield for those who labour under the attack of demons.

St. John Cassian, The Conferences, Commentary Psalm 69

 
 
Worth Reading Again from Previous Year:

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

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

To all theologians, scholars, and students of theology:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

COMMENT:

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

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

From Lumen Fidei:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis

 
 
 
Jesuit_reduction_ruins.jpgSin of Envy

From a nomadic jungle tribe, to a Catholic Civilization, to a nomadic jungle tribe!

         Those who gave promise of no particular aptitude in any special direction became agriculturists, and were sent out to labour in the fields. Those who bade fair to become expert craftsmen were apprenticed to a suitable trade.

         The range of these was sufficiently wide to give scope to an ingenuity considerably greater than that of the Guarani, notable enough though this proved itself. According to a contemporary Jesuit writer: “There are everywhere workshops for gilding, painters, and sculptors; gold, silver, and other smiths; clockmakers, carpenters, joiners, weavers, and founders — in a word, for all the arts and trades that can be useful to them.” In their dealings with the Indians the missionaries realized the value of the specialist, and it was undoubtedly due to this fact and to the early training accorded to their converts that such meritorious results were obtained. [……]

         It became evident…. that they (Guaranis) possessed the power of imitation to an extraordinary degree. On this the Jesuits worked with a fervour that afforded really brilliant results.

         In the course of time each town became possessed not only of its skilled craftsmen, but of a certain number of artists and sculptors as well. It is remarkable to think that the decorations, pictures, and sculpture in all the churches and in every place throughout the settlements were the work of the Indians alone. No object, apparently, was too elaborate in design for them to imitate with the utmost success. The most decorative candlestick, the costliest piece of furniture, or the finest morsels of carving — all these were faithfully reproduced by the ingenious converts.

    Their claim to distinction as builders is sufficiently proved by the fact that all the churches themselves in the land of the missions were the work of their hands. They were no crude and makeshift buildings these. Bias Garay (an extreme critic of the Jesuits) protests that they were the largest and most beautiful in South America, and that their ornaments rivalled those of Madrid and Toledo — a bold statement that is not so very wide of the mark, as the crumbling ruins in the midst of the forests will testify to to-day.  [……..]

         Behind such fabrications the real position was simple enough. Working with most unpromising material, and almost certainly with no motives beyond those of conversion and civilization of the native races, the Jesuit missions in Paraguay had, while making men of the Guarani Indians, established a semi-communism which left the practical, fortune-hunting colonist altogether out of the reckoning. It is true that this went far to deprive the latter of unlimited free labour, and came perilously near reducing him to working for a living. Beyond the influence of the Jesuit Reductions, his fellow-colonists had slaves in plenty — subject, of course, to the plastic regulations framed in Spain for the welfare of the natives — and the settler who found himself placed at a disadvantage in this manner sought, in the expulsion of the hated Order, his only means of redress. It took two hundred years to bring about this redress, but in June 1767 the order was sent to Don Francisco de Paula Bucareli y Ursua, Governor of Buenos Aires, to accomplish the expulsion of the Jesuits from Paraguay. [………]

         From the departure of Cardenas up to 1767, the mission work went on, though always the Jesuits were hated by the Spanish colonists for refusing to lend themselves to the enslavement of the Indians, and suspected of concealing rich mines for their own advantage, though independent search had proved the baselessness of this suspicion. At last the decree for the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain and all her colonies was signed, and in June 1767, Bucareli, Governor of Buenos Aires, received an order to put the decree in force in Paraguay. In July of that year he deported all the Jesuit priests of Corrientes, Cordoba, Santa Fe and Monte Video, and then he set about removing the missionaries of Paraguay.

         Fearing resistance, and knowing what a strong hold the Jesuits had on their Guarani converts — who numbered at that time over a hundred and fifty thousand, Bucareli prepared and armed a military expedition, with which he embarked for Paraguay on 24th May 1768. At Salto on the Uruguay he disembarked and divided his forces into three bands, setting out as to a conquest.

         The Jesuits, however, made no resistance, but delivered up their keys and authority and suffered to be bound like sheep. Seventy-eight mission leaders went prisoners to Buenos Aires, and thence to Spain. Their places were filled by Franciscan and Dominican priests, who had had little or no experience of mission work.

         Bucareli framed laws for the maintenance of the missions on the lines followed by their original founders, but with the passing of the Jesuits passed the spirit that had made for success. Corruption and selfish ends on the part of these new masters alienated the confidence of the Guaranis, who seceded from the Reductions at such a rate that in thirty years from the expulsion of the Jesuits the missions had fallen into decay, and the work was at an end. 

W. H. Koebel, In Jesuit Land, The Jesuit Missions in Paraguay

 

 

Q: But would it not be enough for one to be a Catholic in heart only, without professing his religion publicly?

A: No, for Jesus Christ has solemnly declared that, “He who shall be ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man shall be ashamed when He shall come in His majesty, and that of His Father, and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)   Fr. Michael Muller, C.SS.R, Questions and Answers on Salvation

And since Jesus Christ, the Son of God, morally obliges every Catholic the duty to profess his faith in the public forum, every Catholic possesses by right the use of the ecclesiastical traditions of our Church which constitute the perfect outward expression of our holy faith.

 

Hermeneutics of Continuity/Discontinuity

A Illustrative Example of the Heresy of Neo-Modernism

It is not enough to find a new language in which to articulate our perennial faith; it is also urgent, in the light of the new challenges and prospects facing humanity, that the Church be able to express the ‘new things’ of Christ’s Gospel, that, albeit present in the word of God, have not yet come to light.  Pope Francis the Destroyer, Address, October 11, 2018

 

A Illustrative Example of the Catholic Faith

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

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

 

 

 

The Church that knows how to celebrate Easter is synodal

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

Vatican_Insider_1.jpg“It is a matter of putting Jesus Christ at the centre of community life and of living a new Pentecost. The paradigm remains the Second Vatican Council: once it began, at the moment of real sharing, precisely on the subject of the «liturgical celebration», it was no longer possible to harness the Holy Spirit and keep him under the control of a few, and so the novelty could enter the world.”

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

 

 

Usury: Making fertile what is by nature sterile!

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

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

Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

 

 

Hermeneutics of Continuity/Discontinuity

Martin Luther:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Pope Francis the Lutheran:

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

Pope Francis, public interview, June 26, 2016

 

Catholic Faith: Council of Trent: Selected Canons on Justification

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Martin Luther

 

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

Martin Luther

 

 

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

Pope decries divisions caused by old-school liturgy fans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

“A Striking Departure” from the Dogmatic teaching of Trent!

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

 

The Novus Ordo has destroyed the faith in countless Catholics over the last 50+ years. No Catholic is obliged to attend a service that damages his faith!

Catechism of St. Pius X teaches (No. 217), anyone who “without a real impediment” fails to hear Mass on days of obligation commits a mortal sin; otherwise, “any moderately grave reason suffices to excuse one from assistance at Holy Mass, such as considerable hardship or corporal or spiritual harm either to oneself or another. 

Fr. Heribert Jone, Moral Theology, No. 198

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

SSPX and the Evolution of Catholic Dogma: CCC goes from ‘NOT engraved in stone’ to ‘engraved in stone’ in 28 years! Is the SSPX ‘maturing’ or growing senile?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a non-Catholic catechism.

SSPX position, 1994 

 

“Cardinal Reinhard Marx declared in an interview published on March 31, 2022 in the newspaper Stern, that The Catechism of the Catholic Church ‘is not engraved in stone’ and that, consequently, ‘one can doubt what it says.’ In itself, this proposition is aberrant….  The catechism is nothing other than the teaching of the Church, dogmatic and moral, made available to the faithful.” 

SSPX position 2022

 

 

Maybe a nuclear war would not make any difference!

200M People: Europe Will Lose 26% of Its Population

EN.News | May 11, 2022

en.news_gloria_tv_1.jpgOver the next 80 years, Central Europe is expected to lose 54% of its population, while Eastern Europe is expected to lose 34%, LeSalonBeige.fr writes,

• Bulgaria -63%
• Ukraine -61%
• Poland -60%
• Spain -51%
• Italy -50%

No European country has a replacement fertility rate of 2.1 that would stabilise its population. The average rate is 1.61.

 

 

Remember in your charity:

Remember the welfare of our expectant mothers: Victoria Dimmel and Vanessa LoStrocco,

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

For the welfare of Lazarus Handley, his mother, Julia, and his brother, Raphael, with Down’s Syndrome, is the petition of Monica Bandlow,

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

Kathy Elias, who is gravely ill in hospital with heart problems,

Richard Giles, his conversion for a holy death,

Gabriel Schiltz, the daughter of Thomas Schiltz, for the recovery of her health,

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

Monica Bandlow requests our prayers for the health and welfare of John Kopczynski,

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

Joe Sentmanet request prayers for Scott Nettles, who is gravely ill and in need of conversion,

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

The health and welfare of Gene Peters who underwent recent cardiac surgery,

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 Sonia 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,

Roger & Mandy Owen Family, for their welfare is the request of Monica Bandlow,

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 from a serious work injury,

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 Thees, recently hospitalized,

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, who is seriously ill,    

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,

 John and Joann DeMarco, for their 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, who is recovering from a stroke,

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

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

Mary and Bill Glatz, the welfare of their family,

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

Jason Green, a father of ten children who has been seriously injured,

For the health and welfare of Robert Kolinsky and his family, and the 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 welfare of Kathryn Lederhos, the aunt of David Drew,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the welfare of Anthony & Joyce Paglia, who are responsible for the beautiful statuary in our chapel,

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, his brother, Thomas Thees, John Calasanctis, Tony Rosky, James Parvenski and  Kathleen Gorry.

 

Pray for the Repose of the Souls:

Michelle Donofrio McDowell, the cousin of Monica Bandlow, died March 5, and Patricia Fabyanic, the Prefect of Our Lady’s Sodality, March 8,

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,

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

Monica Bandlow requests our prayers for the health and welfare of John Kinney, died December 21,

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,

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,

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,

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.

 

 

A “miracle” was attributed to the intercession of Paul VI by the Congregation for the Cause of the Saints. The miracle?  Premature rupture of amniotic fluid in a five month fetus did not result in health problems as doctors had predicted.  The “miracle” then is that a doctor's diagnosis and/or prognosis was incorrect.

 “Thank you very much, thank you very much, that’s the nicest thing that anyone’s ever done for me…”

The noble simplicity of Paul Vl’s funeral at Piazza S. Pietro, emceed by my former mentor Archbishop Virgilio Noè, was the epitome of the conciliar liturgical reform’s sobrietas romana and noble simplicity that his papacy championed with clear vision and firm determination. The coffin was slightly raised above the ground. It was draped in plain white cloth with the Book of the Gospels on top and the paschal candle nearby. The rite was carried out with dignity, gravity, and noble simplicity. The spontaneous applause of the people as the coffin was carried inside the basilica for interment was a moving tribute to the pope who successfully steered the Church through the calm and tempest of Vatican II’s aggiornamento.

Fr. Anscar Chupungco, OSB, Modernist Liturgical Expert and admirer of Paul VI, What, Then is Liturgy?, Commenting on the funeral of Paul V

 

Zionism - the modern belief that the Jewish people as a whole are the real Messiah

Auschwitz, along with so many other concentration camps, remains the horribly eloquent symbol of the effects of totalitarianism. It is our duty to make a pilgrimage to these places, in mind and heart, on this 50th anniversary. As I said at the Mass celebrated in 1979 at Brzezinka near Auschwitz: “I kneel at this Golgotha of the modern world.” 

John Paul II, Message on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the end of WW II

 

The overthrow of Christ the King and the enthronement of the kingship of Man

“Christ is King in the sense that in Him, in the testimony that He rendered to the truth, is manifested the ‘kingship’ of every human being, the expression of every person’s transcendent character. Such is the Church’s proper inheritance.”  The kingship that Jesus claims before Pilate is not first of all to exercise authority over others; it is a manifestation of the kingly character of man.  This kingly character is embedded within human nature, within the structure of the human personality.

Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, Lenten Conference given to Pope Paul VI and the Vatican Curia, 1979

 

Has a more inanely naive comment ever been uttered?

The conditions of modern life have eliminated those innumerable obstacles by which, in the past, the sons of this world impeded the free action of the Church.

Pope “Novus Ordo Saint” John XXIII

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

Vatican Council I, Sess. iii. chap. 4

 

 

 

Pope decries divisions caused by old-school liturgy fans

Francis_insulting traditionalists_5-2022_B-snagit.jpgPICTURE: Pope Francis speaks at an audience with nuns and religious superiors in the Paul VI Hall at The Vatican, Thursday, May 5, 2022. Francis, 85, was wheeled to the audience after he has been suffering from strained ligaments in his right knee for several months. He revealed he recently received some injections to try to relieve the pain. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

 

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

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

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

Speaking at the Vatican to instructors and students of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Francis said it’s not possible to worship God while using the liturgy as a “battleground” for nonessential questions that divide the church.

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

COMMENT: Once again we find Pope Francis the Terminator landing not far from the truth but again missing it all together. Francis/Bergoglio always sees things in light of an "ideology" because he himself is driven by an ideology. The Faith is not an ideology but a revealed truth and virtue from God. Francis/Bergoglio does not have the faith but a dated ideology drawn from modern philosophy. He is above all things boring.

The "battleground" causing "divisiveness in the church" is caused by those with a modernist ideology who have attempted to overthrow the immemorial ecclesiastical traditions, especially the "received and approved" Roman rite of the Mass because these traditions are signs of the faith that the neo-iconoclasts cannot stand because they hate the faith. It is indeed "devil inspired" but it is Francis/Bergoglio doing the bidding of the devil. Francis/Bergoglio is dead on when he says, "It is not possible to worship God while using the liturgy as a 'battleground' for the Novus Ordo does not worship God. It is a man-made liturgy directed to the worship of man. It is the offering of Cain, the "fruit of the earth and the work of human hands." Francis/Bergoglio is lying when he says that this battle is over things that are "nonessential questions." If they were "nonessential" he would be indifferent to the matter because every Catholic is free to do as he pleases in "nonessentials." It is most "essential" because he knows that in destroying the images of our faith he will destroy the very means by which it can be known and communicated to others. By destroying the "received and approved" rite of Mass he is destroying the very means by which God communicates His grace.

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

 

 

The Pope Francis’ Synodal “style” is already bearing its anticipated fruit!!!

German Bishops’ President Responds to Letter Warning of Schism Risk in Synodal Path

The synodal assembly has voted in favor of documents calling for the priestly ordination of women same-sex blessings, and changes to teaching on homosexual acts.

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LIMBURG, Germany — Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, president of the German bishops’ conference, responded Thursday to a letter warning the country’s synodal path could lead to schism by defending the process as a response to abuses in the Church.

The Synodal Path is our attempt in Germany to confront the systemic causes of the abuse and its cover-up that has caused untold suffering to so many people in and through the Church,” Bishop Bätzing wrote April 14 to Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver. The German bishop’s letter was published April 16 at the German bishops’ conference website.

More than 80 bishops from around the world signed an April 11 open letter sent by Archbishop Aquila that warned sweeping changes to Church teaching advocated by the synodal path may lead to schism.

The “Synodal Path” is a process that brings together German lay people and Catholic bishops to discuss four major topics: how power is exercised in the Church; sexual morality; the priesthood; and the role of women. When the German bishops launched the process, they initially said that the deliberations would be “binding” on the German Church, prompting a Vatican intervention that rejected such claims.

The synodal assembly has voted in favor of documents calling for the priestly ordination of women same-sex blessings, and changes to teaching on homosexual acts. […..]

 

 

 

 

 

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“The virtue of fortitude protects a person from loving his life so much that he loses it.” 

Josef Pieper, A Brief Reader on the Virtues of the Human Heart

 

“Prayer draws its merits from charity; but its imperative efficacy comes from faith and confidence.” 

St. Thomas

 

 

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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


 

 

 

 

 

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Necessity of Baptism for Salvation

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

St. Peter Canisius, S.J., Doctor of the Church, Summa Doctrinae Christianae, (Feast Day April 27)

 

No matter how much a catechumen advances, he still carries the load of his iniquity: it is not forgiven him until he has come to baptism.

St. Augustine, Tractate 13 on the Gospel of St. John

 

The catechumen believes in the cross of the Lord Jesus, by which also he is signed; but unless he is baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, he cannot receive the remission of sins nor gain the gift of spiritual grace. You have read, therefore, that the three witnesses in Baptism are one: water, blood and the spirit; and if you withdraw any one of these, the Sacrament of Baptism is not valid. For what is water without the cross of Christ? A common element without any sacramental effect. 

St. Ambrose, De mysteriis


 

 

The Sacrifice of the Mass as a Sin-Offering

“If thou believest that I am offered up to God the Father upon the Cross because it was My will to be offered in this manner, believe also and doubt not that every day I desire, with the same love and strength of desire, to be sacrificed for every sinner upon the altar, as I sacrificed Myself upon the Cross for the salvation of the world. Therefore there is no one however heavy the weight of sin wherewith he is burdened, who may not hope for pardon, if he offers to the Father My sinless life and death, provided he  believes that thereby he will obtain the blessed fruit of forgiveness.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ, addressing St. Gertrude at the intonation of the Holy Week antiphon, “He is sacrificed because He Himself willed it.”

 

“Such is My long-suffering, when I come at the time of Mass, that there is no sinner there present howsoever great with whom I do not bear patiently and to whom, provided he desire it, I do not gladly grant forgiveness of sin.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ to St. Mechtilde

 


 

 

 

I mean the monstrous wars about small points of theology, the earthquakes of emotion about a gesture or a word. It was only a matter on an inch; but an inch is everything when you are balancing….. The Church had to be careful, if only that the world might be careless. This is the thrilling romance of Orthodoxy. People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, hum-drum, and safe. There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy. It was sanity: and to be sane is more dramatic than to be mad. It was equilibrium of a man behind madly rushing horses…. The orthodox Church never took the tame course or accepted the conventions; the orthodox Church was never respectable….  It is easy to be a madman: it is easy to be a heretic. It is always easy to let the age have its head; the difficult thing is to keep one’s own. It is always easy to be a modernist; as it is easy to be a snob. To have fallen into any of those open traps of error and exaggeration which fashion after fashion and sect after sect set along the historic path of Christendom - that would indeed have been simple. It is always simple to fall; there are an infinity of angles at which one falls, only one at which one stands. To have fallen into any one of the fads from Gnosticism to Christian Science (or Modernism) would indeed have been obvious and tame. But to have avoided them all has been one whirling adventure; and in my vision the heavenly chariot flies thundering through the ages, the dull heresies sprawling and prostrate, the wild truth reeling but erect. 

G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

 

Dogma is the End of Theological Speculation

But according to a long-standing usage a dogma is now understood to be a truth appertaining to faith or morals, revealed by God, transmitted from the Apostles in the Scriptures or by tradition, and proposed by the Church for the acceptance of the faithful.  It might be described briefly as a revealed truth defined by the Church. 

Catholic Encyclopedia

 

 

 

 

The Old Evangelization: Goal of making Proselytes for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls.

“Father Isaac Jogues was truly a martyr before God, rendering witness to Heaven and earth that he valued the Faith and the propagation of the gospel more highly than his own life, and losing it in the dangers into which, with full consciousness, he cast himself for Jesus Christ…”

Fr. Jérôme Lalemant, S.J., written in 1647, head of the Jesuit Mission in New France.  He was the brother of fellow missionary, Fr. Charles Lalemant, and uncle to the Fr. Gabriel Lalemant.  Fr. Gabriel Lalemant was martyred with Fr. Jean de Brébeuf.

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity… the Masonic slogan of the French Revolution,

Religious Freedom, Collegiality, and Ecumenism, slogan of Neo-modernist Revolution

(In the twentieth century) the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of customs, for Satan will reign almost completely by means of the Masonic sects. They will focus particularly on the children in order to achieve this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times…. depraved priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will incite the hatred of the bad Christians and the enemies of the Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church to fall upon all priests. This apparent triumph of Satan will bring enormous sufferings upon the good pastors of the Church. 

Our Lady of Good Success, to Mother Marianna, 1582

 

 

 

 

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.

 

It's the same old scam in new scam-skins!

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

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

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

KEY WORDS Lexicography of Synodality

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

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

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

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

             It is true that a holy “Christian life” is the most effective and enduring of Catholic witnesses, particularly when that witness is the life of a saint and one given in martyrdom (witness), but the essential task of evangelization is first and foremost “bearing witness to the Christian faith” and only then, to “bearing witness to the Christian life.” Without the faith it is impossible to please God, conform to the truth and obtain salvation. So what is the meaning of “faith”? Vatican I defines faith as believing what God has revealed on the authority of God the revealer. The richer the faith, the more virtuous the life and the greater the witness. Evangelization, new or old, requires that transmission of the revealed truth of God for the end of bringing others to the life of grace through the sacraments and salvation. Why does all this become so unintelligible with Neo-modernism since Vatican II? True evangelization is destroyed because Neo-modernists do not possess the Catholic faith and what they do not know, they cannot transmit to others. That is why for the Neo-modernist "proselytism" is "solemn non-sense."

Get a load of this drivel:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

“Accept this Scapular. It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace. Whosoever dies clothed in this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.”   

Our Lady of Mount Carmel to St. Simon Stock

 

 

 

“Against any and all enemies of the Christian name”

Truly in these tumultuous times, in this revolutionary upheaval, all good men must join the burdensome struggle against any and all enemies of the Christian name.[….] For in fact, when a leader of God’s holy Church, under the name of Priest, turns the very people of Christ away from the path of truth toward the peril of an erroneous belief, and when this occurs in a major city, then clearly the distress is multiplied, and a greater anxiety is in order. 

Pope Pius VI, Auctorem Fidei, addressed to all the faithful

 

 

 

 

Situation Ethics: PEW POLL: 95% of Jewish Leaders support abortion and “same-sex marriage” for the U.S. but not for Israel!

The Jewish question of our time does not differ greatly from the one which affected the Christian peoples of the Middle Ages. In a foolish way it is said to arise from hatred towards the Jewish tribe. Mosaism in itself could not become an object of hate for Christians, since, until the coming of Christ, it was the only true religion, a prefiguration of and preparation for Christianity, which, according to God’s Will, was to be its successor. But the Judaism of the centuries [after Christ] turned its back on the Mosaic law, replacing it with the Talmud (ii.), the very quintessence of that Pharisaism which in so many ways has been shattered through its rejection by Christ, the Messiah and Redeemer. And although Talmudism is an important element of the Jewish question, it cannot be said, strictly speaking, to give that question a religious character, because what the Christian nations despise in Talmudism is not so much its virtually non-existent theological element, but rather, its morals, which are at variance with the most elementary principles of natural ethics.

On the Jewish Question in Europe; La Civiltà Cattolica, Series XIV, Vol. VII, 23;10; October 1890

 

 

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

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

 

The Ukrainian state is directed by Jewish interests

Zelensky’s (the Jewish president of the Ukraine) performances as a drag queen are perfectly consistent with the LGBTQ ideology that is considered by his European sponsors as an indispensable requirement of the “reform” agenda that every country ought to embrace, along with gender equality, abortion and the green economy. No wonder Zelensky, a member of the WEF [World Economic Forum], was able to benefit from the support of Klaus Schwab and his allies [including George Soros] to come to power and ensure that the Great Reset would also be carried out in Ukraine…. In his homeland, many accuse him of having taken power away from the pro-Russian oligarchs not to give it to the Ukrainian people, but rather to strengthen his own interest group and at the same time remove his political adversaries.

Archbishop Carlo Vigano

 

 

The Jewish question of our time does not differ greatly from the one which affected the Christian peoples of the Middle Ages. In a foolish way it is said to arise from hatred towards the Jewish tribe. Mosaism in itself could not become an object of hate for Christians, since, until the coming of Christ, it was the only true religion, a prefiguration of and preparation for Christianity, which, according to God’s Will, was to be its successor. But the Judaism of the centuries [after Christ] turned its back on the Mosaic law, replacing it with the Talmud, the very quintessence of that Pharisaism which in so many ways has been shattered through its rejection by Christ, the Messiah and Redeemer. And although Talmudism is an important element of the Jewish question, it cannot be said, strictly speaking, to give that question a religious character, because what the Christian nations despise in Talmudism is not so much its virtually non-existent theological element, but rather, its morals, which are at variance with the most elementary principles of natural ethics. 

La Civiltà Cattolica, “The Jewish Question in Europe”

 

Anti-Semitism’s “Working Definition”

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

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

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

This “working definition,” although worded a little differently in light of their differing perspectives, is very close to the definition coined by Joe Sobran who said: “An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.” The IHRA’s definition it not grounded on any objective standard but solely on the subjective “perception of Jews.” You can expect this “working definition,” which has been adopted by U.S. government agencies to work its way into the United States legal code notwithstanding any legal niceties such as freedom of speech, equal protection under the law, etc. The Jewish religion is a race base belief that Jews possess a special salvific relationship with God because of their DNA irrespective of what they believe or what they do. Jesus Christ was killed by the Jews in part because he told them that this was not so and that 'God could raise up children of Abraham from stones'. 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.

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Council of Trent, Session 5 on Original Sin

 

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

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

 

 

U.S. Government 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.

The Democratic Party’s job is to overturn social order, the Republican Party’s job is to consolidate Democratic gains. The late journalist and political commentator, Sam Francis, who converted to the Catholic Faith before dying, said 'the Democratic party is the evil party and the Republican party is the stupid party. Whenever they are in agreement you can be sure that the issue is both evil and stupid.'