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The Hub of All Virtues is Charity

Sermon for Quinquagesima Sunday 2008

Fr. Gerard McKee, CMRI


  Without charity, all other virtues are as empty cymbals as St. Paul says. Charity is what helps grace to roll and to gather momentum enabling other virtues to take shape, to stand up under immense temptation and distractions on the rough road of life. Charity can be likened to the hub of the wheel whose spokes fan outward from the individual to the family to the community to the country to the world. The very fact our world is in such bad shape today, that our country is on the brink of bankruptcy both morally and financially, that communities have caved to amoral and immoral agendas for the sake of tolerance and diversity, and that so many families are dysfunctional and selfish proves that we are not rolling in the right direction on the wheels of charity. Rather we are grudgingly trying to push a flat wheel up the mountain by our self-love at the expense of forgetting God, which proves we cannot love our neighbor as ourselves if we do not love Him. Our actions speak louder than words that we do not love Him. Father provides a few pointers to put practical spiritual air in those temporal tires so that we can get back up to speed on all treads so we can leave charitable tracks that will be felt not only by our loved ones and community, but more important by God, and enhance performance in all the virtues that result from the most important of theological virtues, charity.




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Anniversary of the Abbess who stressed Latinum Auxilium

   Besides today being the 1,758th anniversary of today's holy virgin and martyr Saint Agatha, memorialized in the Canon of the Mass, it is also the 993rd anniversary of the death of Saint Adelaide in 1015 in Bellich, Germany where she was the Abbess. She was a stickler for the Mother Tongue, insisting her nuns knew Latin in order that when they prayed they would know what they were praying and offer more edification in their chanting. Hmm, what a novel idea for those promoting novelties in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Naw, come to think of it, too orthodox for those who eschew Latin as something medieval, for another time. Funny, St. Adelaide had no problem with Latin or the Holy Mass and it hadn't grown old in nearly the thousand years it had been in existence since the time of the Apostles. St. Adelaide practiced what Fr. Gerard McKee talks about in his sermon above: Charity. Thus, in charitable love, she did not confine her care just to the contemplative sisters but reached out to the villagers, ministering to them when they were in the greatest need of help during a great famine.





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While many this day eat, drink and make merry in this world, they forget that tomorrow they will have to pay for their transgressions against God. There is no free lunch.

We have arrived at Shrove Tuesday, the portal to Ash Wednesday as we continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season. Abbe Gueranger reminds us that this world is our Babylon in exile. He goes on to say, "This world is everywhere, and holds a secret league within our very hearts. Sin has brought it into this exterior world created by God for Himself, and has given it prominence. Now, we must conquer it, and trample upon it, or we shall perish with it. There is no being neutral; we must be its enemies, or its slaves. During these three days, its triumphs are fearful; and thousands of those who, at their Baptism, swore eternal enmity to it, are enrolling themselves its votaries." The temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, never more prevalent today than in this time leading up to Lent, threaten to engulf us. It's not merely a matter of making merry, than repenting. We must make reparation through prayer, penance and self-denial. Throughout this season the venerable Abbot will aid us in our journey toward holy perfection during Lent as he alerts us to be on our guard in his Reflections for Shrove Tuesday


There is only one way to checkmate the Ecumaniacs and reinstate the King of kings. Declare all that has transcended since 1959 as Anathema sit!

John Gregory has convinced Professor Ralph "Brainiac" Barfmen, Ph.D. to complete his dissection of Unitatis Redintegratio in reading between the lines of the dreadful Vatican II decree on Ecumenism. Today John has coaxed the good doctor to finish up this abominable decree which, as Professor Barfmen points out, shows that those who carried out their agenda to take away the propitiatory sacrifice from the Mass were only carrying out their marching orders as set down so ambiguously in the conciliar documents. Truly even back then few realized there was definitely something "rotten in Denmark." Ah yes, the nefarious northern Europe that influenced so much of Vatican II. The professor explains further in reading between the lines after putting his digestive tract on life support, so to speak, over these last four days. Such has been the attacks of unorthodoxy against his sensus Catholicus. Today we complete John's four-part series, first published on these pages two years ago, as he entreats the Professor to decipher the treacherous chess game the conciliar church has been playing with minds and souls over these last 40 plus years, specifically with the wretching decree on Ecumenism. A Certain Type of "Movement" Part Four


Let us learn from yesterday's Gospel Lesson: Lord, that we may see and stay focused to the end.

With the Lenten Season here this week, we resurrect our series which editor Michael Cain first provided tow years ago during the Lenten season in summing up the message of the Daily Proper of the Mass. He has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word," if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO from yesterday's Mass for Quinquagesima Sunday is ut videam: the Latin preposition for "that" with the root word "to see" - videre which is found in Sunday's Gospel: "Lord, that I may see" - "Domine, ut videam." The next VerbumQUO will be on Ash Wednesday. In this issue Cain asks the reader to truly see in "Ohhhh say can you see?"


If we pass up our God-given assignments, He will choose another and it will be our loss, not God's.

We edge closer to Ash Wednesday as we continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season which began with the Time of Septuagesima leading up to the Time of Lent this week. Today we provide his reflections for Monday in the Week of Quinquagesima. The Abbot reminds us today of how obedient Abraham was, even to offering his own firstborn to the Lord. Do we have that kind of love and obedience? It is highly doubtful since Abraham, by his fiat, was given special graces. But those same graces are available to us if we but ask and decide uncompromisingly to follow the divine Will in all things. We have Abraham as a role model and so many saints who have since decreased so that God could increase in them. That is the key to sanctity, letting go and letting God. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Dom Gueranger explains in his Reflections for Monday in Quinquagesima Week


The Medusas of "dignity of the human person" and "dialogue" raise their ugly heads, spawning a whole new lexicon of lukewarmness and lies fostered by men who should have been concerned for souls, not world recognition.

Having redacted John Gregory's series first published here two years ago, we continue with the third installment in which John coaxes Professor Ralph "Braniac" Barfmen, Ph.D. to continue his dissection of Unitatis Redintegratio in reading between the lines of the dreadful Vatican II decree on Ecumenism. Today John has resuscitated the good doctor enough to complete Chapter Two. On this Feast of St. Blaise, we pray the craw stuck in the throat of so many good Catholics who have refused to follow the pied pipers of pantheism, will be removed so they can clear their throats to sing God's praises of His One holy Church alone and cleanse those same throats this Lent by fasting. John describes how, on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Professor Ralph "Braniac" Barfmen, Phd. was struck from his horse from the last installment's nauseating nonsense on ecumenism. Now he has duly recovered though many thought the exercise had killed him - so strong the attack of unorthodoxy against his sensus Catholicus. True to his word he will follow through what he started in further deciphering the treacherous chess game the conciliar church has been playing with minds and souls over these last 40 plus years, specifically with the wretching decree on Ecumenism. A Certain Type of "Movement" Part Three


Blinded by the glitz of the world, the flesh and the devil, the Church in her wisdom provides us a recovery time, a rehab of 50 days so that we might see and truly believe.

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season which began with the Time of Septuagesima leading up to the Time of Lent this week. Today we provide his reflections for Quinquagesima Sunday. We have left Noah behind and now take up the banner of Abraham for the world has sunk back into sin after the flood and Abraham longs to find the faith flourishing. Alas, little is it practiced for the revelers have so quickly forgotten the lessons during the time of Noah and the dire consequences. The very same confronted Abbe Gueranger in his time a century or so ago. Today it is worse, much worse as we hear of the pagan and unChristian aberrations as an annual prelude to Lent where a week is dedicated to reveling in every sin possible and, in a city known for its ribaldry during the infamous days of Mardi Gras, we can clearly see they have not learned the lesson of the flood named Katrina. Will man ever learn? The Abbot delves into those questions and the safeguards Christ's true Church provide to safely traverse those swirling waters that so threaten to engulf souls. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. The Story of Quinquagesima


From Bishop to Rook, there are few Knights left to protect the King, let alone the Queen thanks to the strategy of the schismatics!

In bringing you his excellent four-part series on Ecumenism, John Gregory prompts Professor Ralph "Braniac" Barfmen, Ph.D. to continue his dissection of Unitatis Redintegratio in reading between the lines of the dreadful Vatican II decree on Ecumenism. Today the good doctor delves a bit further into Chapter One in exposing the underbelly of the ecumaniacs and the fact Catholicism took a holiday from Vatican II on. As difficult has that is for the professor, John and the rest of us to stomach, it is a fact that many more need to know so that the masses will demand the abrogation of all the conciliar popes have decreed and return to the sanity, sacredness and sensibility of pre-Vatican II when Catholic meant CATHOLIC and there were no such terms as "Traditional" or "Conservative" or "Progressive". In fact, as Dr. Barfmen points out, there was no such word as conciliarism. Once again he tries to get through the ecumenism decree in A Certain Type of "Movement" Part Two


Go to Mary for protection from the flood of sin, for she is Help of Christians, Refuge of Sinners, the Ark of the Covenant.

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, he completes his reflections for Sexagesima Week with his Saturday reflection which is a prayer to the Blessed Mother of God to intercede for us in the perilous journey where we look to her to guide us over the rough seas that swirl in apostasy, schism, concupiscence, and only by calling upon her - the Ark of the Covenant - can we be assured that if we follow God's will, she will aid us as Mother of Perpetual Help, Help of Christians, Refuge of Sinners, Comforter of the Afflicted, Our Lady of Good Success of which today is the historical feast of the Apparitions in Quito, Ecuador in the seventeenth century. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. He concludes the week with his Reflections for Saturday in Sexagesima


If the those promoting universal salvation through the evil agenda of ecumenism are not willing to convert back to Catholicism, then evacuate the Ecumaniacs!

In these last few days of the Time of Septuagesima, a time practically totally forgotten by the conciliar church of ecumenism, and as a postscript to last week's Chair of Unity Octave, we bring you an enlightening eye-opening series by John Gregory first published here two years ago. John points out how up until Vatican II, the Roman Catholic Church's mission was to fulfill all that was always intended per Christ's words in Mark 16: 15-16, Matthew 28: 19-20, and John 17: 21. With this in mind, John consulted with Professor Ralph "Braniac" Barfmen, Ph.D. No, he is no relation to the Bartman of Cubs' infamy, but the savvy professor is rather a very mysterious hermit, if you will over the last 40 years or so, thanks to the corruption known as the Robber Baron Council. John has managed to entice this orthodox but unusual doctor to comment on the dreaded document that started the conciliarists on the slippery slope of Ecumenism back in 1964 with the V2 decree Unitatis Redintegratio. John provides his cogent comments on the key erroneous and non-Catholic points of this conciliar decree. Today we present Part One in commenting on the Introduction and half of Chapter One of "'Catholic' Principles on Ecumenism". He prefaces his piece by letting readers know of Dr. Barfmen's extreme gasticular sensitivities to heresy and ambiguity. A Certain Type of "Movement" Part One


We would perish in the flood of the world, the flesh and the devil were it not for the Ark of Salvation - the true Roman Catholic Church

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Friday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Today we share the magnificence of the Ark of Salvation. As Noah's was made of wood, ours is made of Rock, the Rock that is the Church Christ founded. Tying in with Bishop Dolan's sermon in today's issue, we can take refuge in that Rock and know that this is our passage over the rough waters no matter the era, no matter the persecutions. The imagery of the Ark ties in as well with the vision/dream of St. John Bosco and the beacon of the Two Pillars - the Holy Eucharist and Devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart. Throughout the ages the Church has been that Ark, given to us from God as a refuge from the deluge as the venerable abbot describes in his Reflections for Friday in Sexagesima


Why is it that Ratzinger doesn't care one wit for promoting the Social Kingship of Christ? We all know the answer. How many are willing to admit that is the real question?

graphic used with permission by artist Matthew Brooks this may not be reproduced here without written permission On this First Friday of the month of February, the month of Christ's Most Sacred Passion in which His Most Sacred Heart was ultimately pierced, we bring you Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's latest article on how the counterfeit church of conciliarism, led by its chief antagonist, the died-in-the-wool Modernist one Fr. Joseph Ratzinger is doing all in his power to distance himself and the false church he herds from Catholic truth and the necessity for restoring the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ. An avowed anti-Thomist, Ratzinger has shown in the past and the present the diametrical dychotomy he favors in total opposition to true reliable Popes, which Tom cites in proving the very point as he writes: "Any baptized Catholic who rejects the Social Reign of Christ the King is part of the problem in the world today, not part of the solution. As there is no place for Christ the King in the "new theology" of Joseph Ratzinger and his conciliarist friends, who will be forever spinning their wheels as they seek to oppose various social evils without insisting upon a return of Christendom, something that they do not believe as a matter of firmly held principle is at all necessary or even an immutable part of the Deposit Faith, I believe that it is plain to see that such men are part of the problem we face today, not any part of the solution whatsoever. You are either openly for Christ the King or you are for the devil. It is that simple." That's the long and short of it as Tom illustrates in his article, No Place for Christ the King in the "New Theology"


We would perish in the flood of the world, the flesh and the devil were it not for the Ark of Salvation - the true Roman Catholic Church

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Friday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Today we share the magnificence of the Ark of Salvation. As Noah's was made of wood, ours is made of Rock, the Rock that is the Church Christ founded. Tying in with Bishop Dolan's sermon in today's issue, we can take refuge in that Rock and know that this is our passage over the rough waters no matter the era, no matter the persecutions. The imagery of the Ark ties in as well with the vision/dream of St. John Bosco and the beacon of the Two Pillars - the Holy Eucharist and Devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart. Throughout the ages the Church has been that Ark, given to us from God as a refuge from the deluge as the venerable abbot describes in his Reflections for Friday in Sexagesima


Batten down the hatches! All hands on deck! The True Admiral of the Barque of Peter has been imprisoned by the mutineering conciliar scalliwags for nearly 50 years. But heavenly help, through prayer and penance, is on the way. We shall persevere. Fear not, for the Two Salvific Pillars are in view. Fight on for the True Faith!
    Today we focus on the Saint of the Day Saint John Bosco and to do so, we harken back three years to bring you an article first written by Gabriel Garnica on St. John's principles as a principal of boys and the difference between what he bestowed and the poison being peddled today. He would know, too, because he was given a mystical vision of hell in order to realize how easy it is to fall into perdition. His vision is included in our Sanity of Sanctity feature. Immediately above is quite a realistic depiction of the great battle in St. John Bosco's dream of the crisis that would come upon Holy Mother Church. It was painted by Matthew R. Brooks, who heads up Art for the Catholic Restoration and is reprinted here with his permission. However it cannot be reproduced from these pages since it is copyrighted by him, with all rights reserved.

Taking responsibility for our actions. To some that may see seem a novel idea, but, as St. John Bosco taught, it has always been the way of Catholic culture.

Gabriel Garnica sounds the clarion that we have lost what was encouraged by the holy founder of the Salesians Saint John Bosco. While this devoted priest was given the mystical vision of the Two Pillars and the great storm to come in which the Ship of the Holy See would be tossed to and fro in its struggle to be anchored between the Pillar of the Holy Eucharist and Devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart, there were two pillars of thought that he entrusted to his students - his boys who were, for the most part the juvenile delinquents of his time in Italy. Many turned into fine upstanding men in preserving the Faith and fostering vocations. Something which is practically lost today for gone are the pillars for raising responsible adults: respect and discipline. Instead we are crippled with the crutches of disrespect and irresponsibility, leaning on excuse after excuse why something can't be done instead of trusting in God that it can be accomplished. Faith is a key ingredient missing in today's society. In fact, as Gabriel points out in his column the kind of faith St. John Bosco instilled is practically a lost art today. John Bosco and Tough Love


Yes, Virginia, there is a hell and those who don't believe it will when they get there!

In honor of today's saint, we bring you the frightening omen of St. John Bosco's vivid dream in which a guide - an angel - took him on a journey into hell which, just as the children of Fatima have confirmed, defies description. In fact, St. John Bosco's guide confirms this that Christ Himself couldn't even speak more in detail of the most horrible place ever created. This piece by Fr. Eugene Brown is must reading for every parent, teacher and especially sons and daughters and every Novus Ordo "priest" who counsels teens that what they're doing isn't so bad, not to worry about it. Au contraire! They should be very, very concerned and St. John Bosco shows very clearly and starkly how serious everyone should take their actions and inactions for by not being obedient to their parents, superiors and authorities they are paving the way to hell, a path paved with good intentions unfulfilled. St. John proves Hell is very real! and a word to the wise should be sufficient never to forget the images he paints in words. St. John Bosco's Journey into Hell


Today Terrorism and Conciliarism are our punishment for straying so far from God

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Thursday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Today we share his warning for Thursday in which the Abbot recalls how God allowed chastisements to be visited upon His people who veered from His path. Not only do we have all the accounts of the chosen people deviating from Him in the Old Testament, but Gueranger cites how pagan Rome was never converted to Christianity and for that suffered the ravages of the barbarian hordes; when Eastern Christians broke away from Rome the infidels were allowed to take over Constantinople and Islamism has spread from there. Later because Christians became lax, God allowed the heresy of Protestantism to engulf Catholic lands. Following the Council of Trent and the gains of Catholicism, once again those graced with the true Faith grew complacent and God has allowed His Church to be hijacked by the apostate robber barons of conciliarism. We can also see how God has permitted today's terrorism to torment so many because they've forgotten Christ and His rightful Kingship over all. Like the Jews of old, we need to put on sackcloth and ashes, repent and make reparation before things get better. The Abbot describes it thus in his Reflections for Thursday in Sexagesima


God is shouting to us with all these Global Warning signs He has provided, not to mention His infrangible Laws and Church, and still we do not hear Him? If we all took a page from St. Joseph's life and were just still and silent, if we would just shut out all the exterior noise, we'd hear Him in an instant. It is we who are causing the interference, not God!

Cyndi Cain returns after a one week hiatus with a poignant article that should leave us with our jaws dropped and hopefully our mouths shut and our ears and hearts open. We need to turn down the volume and tune into the whispers of the Holy Ghost. After all, how can we hear God if we're constantly talking? How can we communicate with Him when there is so much noise and clutter? Modern technology may be great to most but what is the benefit if it prevents us from communicating with the one Being Who we owe our life to? Why is it so few really can hear God? Why do we think that is impossible? After all He is God. He can do anything. If we who are finite can talk to the Infinite, how in the world can anyone think the Infinite cannot communicate with us? Maybe that's because we don't let Him into our lives. We're too busy, too occupied with things of the world and all its loud and obnoxious chaos. We would be wise to take a lesson from the silent saint the good and holy Saint Joseph whose words cannot be found in holy Writ but whose example should be forever with us for he is the Saint of the Virtue of Silence. Cyndi explains how quiet can be the ideal quietude we need in her lesson, I can't hear You, God!


One can string God along just so long before He pulls the string!

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Wednesday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. Gueranger's reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Today we share his plea for Wednesday in which the Abbot reminds us how patient and merciful God really is. Is it not a wonder that He has been so patient with man and his sinful ways? And yet man hasn't comprehended the consequences, going along merily on his way oblivious to what God once did to stubborn man. Who is to say He will not do so again in some way? We do not know, but it's not wise to test His patience, to gamble that He'll let the chaos continue. As Gueranger asserts, we cannot remain neutral, just as Jesus said He who is not with Him, is against Him. We must commit to God and then do all He wills or perish in a flood of everlasting perdition. The Abbot shares the Church's position in his Reflections for Wednesday in Sexagesima


The song and dance of the conciliar minstrels sounds eerily familiar - too familiar. But of course you should recognize it, it's the old heresy two-step!

As a follow-up to his last article Singing the Old Songs, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey takes the syllogism further in connecting the dots. What it comes down to is the fact that no matter the conciliar decade one might focus on, it's deja vu all over again. The only thing that changes are the names. The tactics remain the same and the heresy remains just as grave. No matter the spin the determination not to turn back, to continue doggedly in the course of ecumenism should make it all the more clear to those experts of Catholic doctrine that Joseph Ratzinger, like his conciliar predecessors, is going contradictory to what the holy Catholic Church teaches. No amount of gobbledygook, bafflegab or ambiguity can explain it away. It's heresy pure and simple. Tom reiterates that this is not his judgment, nor any other sedevacantist writer, but holy Mother Church. She has spoken through her infallible dogmatic Councils and reliable true Popes. No amount of canon law can ever trump Divine Law. Sometimes Tom's frustration is evident like he's talking to a brick wall. It's so manifestly clear and yet, as we pointed out before, several formerly trustworthy traditional writers seem to be caught up in the conciliar craze of doing the Bugnini shuffle. Go after the apostate bishops and cardinals, tear into the conciliar curia, criticize to the hilt programs and liturgies that have been stripped of their Catholic truth and roots, but don't ever, ever criticize the "pope." Interesting that Ratzinger was fair game when Roncalli, Montini and Wojtyla were doing their dirty work, but now that one of the very architects of Consilio, one of the movers and shakers of the progressivist reforms at Vatican II, one of the chief promoters of those Modernists "in exile" such as Hans Kung, Karl Rahner, and that ilk, one who at one time was ashamed to wear the Roman Collar, and one who who has come up "through the ranks" to achieve his life's goal and is ever more determined to protect the monster he helped create, now that Ratzinger has risen to the top of the pecking order, all bets are off with those too afraid of their own shadow to call a spade a spade. Is that loyalty to Christ? Is that loyalty to His Church? Is that loyalty to the Mother of God? One would say a resounding no. Tom documents where by remaining silent those who could be doing so much to expose the snakeoil men, are only enabling the poison to do more damage. Conciliarism is the culprit. Conciliarism is the cancer. It has to be cut out, totally eradicated from the Mystical Body of Christ. Tom explains further in his piece, Different Names, Same Results


You would think man would learn from past mistakes. But noooo! Man trods on in his sin. How long can God stay His hand from wreaking just revenge?

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for Tuesday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. Gueranger's reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Today we share his short reflections for Tuesday in which the Abbot wonders how God can be so patient with man who seemingly wanders on clueless that he'll have to account for his actions even though God has laid the blueprint for eternal happiness through sending His only begotten Son and leaving His Spirit to guide His Church as the conveyor of souls to Heaven. One little problem. Most men don't seem to want to cooperate. Reflections for Tuesday in Sexagesima


The story of St. Francis de Sales is encouragement for our times for just as God raised up many heroes following the Protestant Revolution, so too today He will do the same if we adhere to our faith and pray


Saint Francis de Sales, whose Double Feast holy Mother Church celebrate today, was raised up by God in the aftermath of the Protestant Revolution as a key component for restoring Catholic truth with the counter-reformation of Trent. He was born in France, yet reached every corner of the world with his works and influence. His piety, zeal and energy caught the eye of no less than the Pope himself who made him one of the youngest bishops to rule the See of Geneva. Along with another holy religious - St. Jane de Chantal, he founded the Visitandines. He was known for his gentleness and meekness, and his holiness so well known that he was the first person to be beatified in the new St. Peter's Basilica. In 1923 His Holiness Pope Pius XI proclaimed this meek warrior of the word as Patron Saint of the Catholic Press


From Sin comes Slavery prompting Supplication that leads to accepting Suffering for the purpose of Salvation. This is the cycle of not only Noah's time, but our time. Unfortunately both then and now, man's heart has hardened so.

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for for Monday in Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Today we share his short reflections for Monday in which we see in the story of Noah with all that God had provided, man still couldn't grasp that he would have to answer for his actions at death. Little by little the world grew more wicked. What was God to do? We continue with the Story of Noah and the preamble to the flood. Reflections for Monday in Sexagesima


Oh, to have the caliber of saints like the Golden Voiced Orator today to combat the heresies of Modernism.

In honor of today's Double Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint John Chrysostom, we bring you a short profile on his life. Though the feast this year is superceded by Sexagesima Sunday, he is the first Doctor to be so honored in the calendar year. This great orator studied under one of Greece's famed orators and ultimately became one of the greatest orators himself, laboring for Christ and His Church. He was duly recognized by Pope St. Pius X as Patron of Preachers. Like the other Doctors of the fourth and fifth century, he combatted the damaging heresy of Arianism and was harassed for his orthodoxy. Like St. Jerome, he employed the wealth of his family to further his own studies before turning his talents to bring souls to Our Lord. This masterful Doctor, the "Golden-throated Orator" is Saint John Chrysostom who was known far and wide as The Golden Voice of Truth


Planting the Seeds of Faith in the Eye of the Secular Storm

We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections for for Sexagesima Week. We begin today with the Story of Noah and the seeds of Faith. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. Thus, we share the Story of Sexagesima Reflections for Sexagesima Sunday


Why has the devil had free reign today? Could it be because the True Presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament is so scarce? Why else would exorcisms be so futile in the counterfeit church of conciliarism? The devil helped form the latter to empower his ravaging of souls.

On this day after the the close of the Chair of Unity Octave Week, this account by the exemplary Redemptorist Fr. Michael Muller, author of The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass written in the nineteenth century about a great miracle through exorcism in the sixteenth century at the height of the Protestant Revolution is an excellent footnote to the week to show that only in the true Catholic Church is there the True Presence Which can only be confected by a truly consecrated priest in the True Mass. One wonders if this kind of miracle could be in the offing to prove to conciliar Catholics that He is not present in their Novus Ordo lodges and that those presbyters who have been excommunicated from the true Church because they have deviated from the true Faith - even one iota - can do nothing to drive out devils, no matter how many "exorcists" Ratzinger calls in. A good example is the documented occasion in St. Peter's Square several years ago when John Paul II was powerless. Hmm, wonder why? Read the following and you will realize why. This is an article you need to share with your Protestant friends as well as conciliar acquaintances. They need to know for the sake of their souls in order to understand one must never ever accept substitutes. Even the devil knows that as you'll see in Fr. Muller's The Exorcism of Nicola Aubrey


Oh, if only we could go back and correct it all! But that's wishful thinking as we ponder what John XXIII was thinking by turning the patrimony of the Church topsy-turvy.

Time flies when you're having fun, but when it is at the expense of our Lord and His holy Mystical Bride, then it drags while hell's tempo accelerates. The clock started 49 years ago today and since then it seems like most have been going in slow motion toward Christ and His truths while in actuality racing pell mell away from Him at breakneck speed toward that ever-greased slippery slope to perdition. In this 17th issue of the 17th edition, The Daily Catholic Editor Michael Cain takes the reader down memory lane to conditions the way they were in 1959 and how far we have fallen since. Will we ever learn? From Benedict's latest Hegelian Zeitgeist it is obvious most have not and continue to blindly follow the pied-pipers of pan-religion right to the abyss. While the fallacious flute had been prepped well before 1959, it was first trilled on that Septuagesima Sunday when the newly elected Roncalli ignored our Lord's parable of the day. Ironic that back then "many were called, but few chosen" because those chosen ignored the call. Cain cites the plane crash of a trio of rock n' roll legends around the same time as the catalyst for expressing the aurora of an era that was just beginning - "the day the music died" -for ushering in the daybreak of revolution that would reach its apex in the savage 60's and lay waste to millions of souls and psyches long into the 70's, 80's, 90's and now well past the halfway point in the new millennium. If we were to mark that time it could best be described as Day of Madness: The Day Tradition Died



          
      

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  • Quiz time for the Quisnos Crowd
    Motu massagers, are you listening? How cozy and compromised things are going to be this coming April in DC. The above looks like a bed, or a coffin, or a mouse trap, but in essence it's a "soul trap" for it will be the table for the abomination of desolation to be held in the U.S. throughout BeneRatz' visit to the East coast. Ah, yes, all hail the masonic triumph!
  • Pulling the cape over their eyes in the Cape
    More of the same conciliar cover-ups The appointment of conciliar "priest" Mr. James Vann Johnston as the new "bishop" of Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese should come as no surprise. It's the same ol' same ol' and, besides, remember where good ol' Bernie Law began? That's right, the very same diocese before being "bumped up to Boston" then to Rome. Ah, yes, rewarding vice! The counterfeit church of conciliarism is so good at that!
  • SSPX Cover-up?
    Manipulation by Omission Is it true the SSPX is afraid to admit Archbishop Lefebvre expressed the very real possibility of sedevacantism? What exactly is Bishop Fellay up to by quashing quotes of the Society's founder?
  • Respect for the Vicar of Christ
    Why this doesn't apply to Ratzinger
    The Fathers of Traditio provide the reasons why Benedict XVI does not fall under the category of respect for a Roman Pontiff mainly because he isn't one! In fact, it is nearly fifty years since we've had a true Catholic Pope. And yet, no one ever said there was a time limit on an interregnum.
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    Conciliarists shut Jewish vendors out of St. Peter's Square while pandering to the pharisees on liturgy. Talk about free enterprise!
  • White 'smoke' for a 'black pope'
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    Ratzinger cons public into believing the hoax of his Motu Mess beneath Michelangelo's Last Judgment. The master had it right, BeneRatz, as usual, has it wrong.
  • Belleville Blues

    From bad to worse: Gregory to Braxton. One covers up and is promoted, the other hocks poor box to furnish office. Let 'em eat cake!
  • Ecumania invades St. Paul's
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    Pray for a miracle: the full repentance and conversion of the above Hegelian

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