Saturday, August 13, 2022
Friday, August 12, 2022
It is Bergoglio’s will and his alone to penalize, restrict, forbid, and attempt to prevent the holy Mass of the Ages. Period.
It is always against God‘s will to forbid anything sacred handed down through the power of the Holy Spirit in the holy Church. Here we have not only something sacred, but the most sacred gift in the Church, which is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, handed down to us in our tradition from Christ Himself.
Christ Himself comes to us in the Sacrament of His Body and Blood through the holy Mass which He Himself instituted.
God does not contradict himself and, thus, God never has, never will and does not now, forbid the traditional Latin Mass. This is not a holy act; it is the will of man and contrary to the will of God.
Our Lord is the source of unity, and our Lord comes to us through the holy Mass, thus the Mass is never a source of disunity.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Monday, August 8, 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Rigidity: Behave Like Men Not Like Amoebas
• Francis suffers from an obsessive ideological fixation on rigidity.
• He cries out against “rigidity” but is the cruel head of a structure of stiffening, punishing and harshness against those he considers his contradictors.
• Francis’ rigidity is the self-righteous rigidity of the traitor of Christ and is directed against Catholics whom he never misses an opportunity to demean.
• The dictionary tells us that rigidity is the capacity of a body to resist bending under the action of external forces acting on its surface. Accordingly , therefore there is a holy rigidity practised by the saints and martyrs who didn’t bend before lies and confusion.
• There is a virtuous rigidity and a vicious rigidity.
• “A slap in the face can be the fruit of charity and a caress an invitation to sin" (Saint Augustine). Francis’ flexibility, appeasement, tenderness, syncretism, are such caresses.
• Asking Francis for a paternal, pontifical, pastoral, or charitable attitude, is like sending Christmas greetings to Herod, wishing happy Easter to Judas, or asking Caiaphas to prostrate himself before Calvary.
• Francis can give Catholics only the rigidity of the Synagogue, the inflexibility of Masonic sentences, and the vengeance of the Sanhedrin.
• Christ used the gall hand of his rigour and the sugar hand of his mercy to teach us to behave like men, not like amoebas.
Saturday, August 6, 2022
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by Raphael, c. 1520
On the Transfiguration
The Lord taketh chosen witnesses, and in their presence, revealeth His glory. That form of body which He had in common with other men, He so transfigured with light, that His Face did shine as the sun, and His raiment became exceeding white as snow. Of this metamorphosis the chief work was to remove from the hearts of the disciples the stumbling at the Cross. Before their eyes was unveiled the splendour of His hidden majesty, that the lowliness of His freely-chosen suffering might not confound their faith. But none the less was there here laid by the Providence of God a solid foundation for the hope of the Holy Church, whereby the whole body of Christ should know with what a change it is yet to be honoured. The members of that body whose Head hath already been transfigured in light may promise themselves a share in His glory.
Friday, August 5, 2022
From the news item at link following:
I have received grave news regarding the advance of cancer throughout her body. Mary and her family were good friends of our parish and she generously sang schola propers for our high Masses during a period when we were rebuilding the Tradition here.
A friend reports Mary is struggling “with pain as her IBC cancer has metastasized everywhere, much pain in her back. She last week was on codeine 4 times daily. She asked for prayers Wednesday evening as she planned to go into the hospital Thursday morning for pain management and a bladder treatment.” She is under hospice care and pain management
Please include her in your prayer of the rosary or offer a first Friday sacrifice for her. May her share in the Lord’s cross bring many graces for her salvation, the Church and a world in great need.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
5 And when the people was gone,6 King Roboam took counsel with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and he said: What counsel do you give me, that I may answer this people?
7 They said to him: If thou wilt yield to this people today, and condescend to them, and grant their petition, and wilt speak gentle words to them, they will be thy servants always.
8 But he left the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men, that had been brought up with him, and stood before him.
13 And the king answered the people roughly, leaving the counsel of the old men, which they had given him,
14 And he spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying: My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke: my father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions.
15 And the king condescended not to the people: for the Lord was turned away from him, to make good his word, which he had spoken in the hand of Ahias the Silonite, to Jeroboam the son of Nabat.
16 Then the people seeing that the king would not hearken to them, answered him, saying: What portion have we in David? or what inheritance in the son of Isai? Go home to thy dwellings, O Israel, now David look to thy own house. So Israel departed to their dwellings.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Homosex: US Archbishop Wants Baptism Without Faith
Putting faith aside, Wester describes the church's attitude as "hospitality", "openness" and "welcome" - which would be a fitting description for a pleasure house. Not turning the church into such an institution and not baptising regardless of faith would not be "open-minded" and even "disturbing" for him.
Wester's trick works as follows. First he caricatures marriage as "the ideal family" [which it never was and never will be]. Then he uses this unrealistic ideal to solicit understanding for dysfunctional families and divorce, forgetting his "ideal family".
He knows that homosexual unions are denied baptism because they cannot raise their child in the Catholic faith. On the one hand, he does not agree with this explanation, on the other hand, he admits that homosexual concubinates "cannot live up to the understanding of marriage intended by God" [but by the devil?].
His solution: he insists on the child's baptism and not on the parents' willingness to follow "all" the Church's teachings on marriage. It escapes him that sacraments without faith are a form of superstition.
Monday, August 1, 2022
Saint Pius X: “… the greatest strength of evil men is the cowardice and weakness of those who are good”
Difficulties come from those who create and exaggerate them, from those who trust in themselves without the help of Heaven, from those who give in vilely, fearful of the mocking and derision of the world. From this it must be concluded, that in our days more than ever the greatest strength of evil men is the cowardice and weakness of those who are good, and all the backbone of the kingdom of Satan lies in the weakness of Christians.
Oh! if I were allowed, as the prophet Zechariah did in spirit, to ask the divine Redeemer: What are these wounds are in the middle of your hands: quid sunt plagae istae in medio manuum Tuarum? The answer would not be doubtful: 'These have been given to Me in the house of those who loved me: his plagatus sum in medio eorum qui diligebant Me. I was wounded by my friends, who have done nothing to defend Me and who in every meeting have become the accomplices of my adversaries.
And this reproach, which can be leveled at the infamous and fearful Christians of all countries, one cannot exempt many Christians of France.
Sunday, July 31, 2022
“May God console you! … What saddens you … is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises – but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in the struggle – the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith? True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there; they are holy if everything takes place there in a holy way …
“You are the ones who are happy; you who remain within the Church by your Faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition. And if an execrable jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis. No one, ever, will prevail against your Faith, beloved Brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back some day.
“Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church; but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray. Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ.”
(Letter of St. Athanasius to his Flock)
Saturday, July 30, 2022
UPDATE*: Southern Maryland parish forbidden to offer traditional Latin Mass after investing in quarter million dollar renovation and decoration for the purpose
UPDATE: As a consequence of the cardinal’s decision forcing 90% of my parishioners to go elsewhere for holy Mass after September 21, my parish will be down to 20 or 30 parishioners a week with offertory of $400-600 a week for a monthly budget of up to $15,000. The parish will of course no longer be viable with an unsustainable budget placing it on a glidepath to eventual closure. My bookkeeper estimates we have enough in our bank account to keep us open for one year. More details will be available in my upcoming article in The Wanderer Catholic Newspaper this week.
Nightmare and heartbreak.
Parishioners of Saint Francis de Sales in Benedict, Maryland, devoted to the Church’s traditional worship, installed a new pine floor, painted altars and gradines, hung chandeliers and lamps, and painted a monumental mural. And more. After an extensive professional renovation and painting of the church’s entire 100-year-old plaster interior walls and ceiling.
All to give honor and glory to God for the salvation of souls through the most beautiful prayer of the traditional Latin Mass.
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