Friday, April 12, 2024

"...Is she who will once again be victorious over heresy"


 "Our combat against modernism, even if it is sustained by prayer as it should be, even if it employs the appropriate weapons, remains unequal to the evil to be withstood.  This time apostasy has perfected its methods too well for it to be vanquished without a miracle.  Then let us not cease to implore this miracle from the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady.  Let us carry on the fight with all our strength as useless servants, while having recourse more than ever to the all-powerful intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Mother of God, for it is she who will once again be victorious over heresy."  

(Fr. Roger-Thomas Calmel, O.P.. [1914-1975], The Angelus, May-June 2014.)

Thursday, April 4, 2024

“Transgender Day of Visibility,”


 President Joe Biden has declared March 31, 2024, which falls on Easter Sunday, as “Transgender Day of Visibility,” sparking uproar among conservatives and scathing criticism from former President Donald Trump, who demanded that the president apologize to millions of Christians in the United States.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN EXISTENCE IS TO KNOW, LOVE AND SERVE GOD IN THIS LIFE SO WE WILL LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER IN HEAVEN


 It is for this supreme moment of radiating joy that Our Lord came into the world, paying back the blood debt of our own sins so that we could have life and have it to the fullest. Thus, our old lives of unbelief and self-centeredness must be forever buried in the waters of our baptism. We must put on the new man Who is Jesus Christ, which is why our Godparents were given a white baptismal gown to place on us. We must understand that we are meant to shine forth always the light of Christ in the world, which is why our Godparents held a lit candle at the moment of our baptism. Easter Sunday teaches us that Our Lord wants us to be transfigured in glory for all eternity. And we must understand that every aspect of our daily lives - and of the lives of nations themselves, as Pope Pius XI reminded Catholics in Quas Primas in 1925 - must reflect the reality of the Incarnation, Nativity, Hidden Years, Public Ministry, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Friday, March 29, 2024

GOOD FRIDAY (Mandatory fast and abstinence)


 GOOD FRIDAY (Mandatory fast and abstinence)


This day is for you to cry out for mercy for yourself and the entire human race. On Good Friday you should participate in Christ’s funeral by hearing to the Gospel of the Passion and the Seven Words, which are the last guidelines that Christ, our Redeemer, gave us.

Confess this day all your iniquities, cleanse your soul from the leprosy of sin with the Blood of Christ, participate in the Passion of your Savior, so that one day you may share His Victory.

Christ suffered on Good Friday to set you free from sin, which is the most terrible cancer, and from Hell, the greatest misfortune.

And you are thinking of going on holiday like so many other Neo-Pagans, perhaps to die in the road of ingratitude!

On Good Friday you should follow the Way of the Cross, meditate on what your Lord suffered for you to realize what sin deserves. Read the last chapters of Matthew, Luke or John, or watch the movie The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson, to help you understand the price Christ paid to set you free from the power of sin and the devil in order to make you a son of God.

Good Friday is a day of abstinence, fast and penance; silence and tears; mourning and grief; and not a day to spend it on the beach, surrounded by pleasures and diversions (neither licit nor illicit).


Friday, March 15, 2024

“A church where I will show my love”


Speaking to him in Nahuatl, his native language, she said to him, “Juanito, my son, where are you going?”—”Noble Lady, my Queen, I am going to the Mass in Mexico City to hear the divine things that the priest teaches us there.”—”I want you to know for certain, my dear son, that I am the perfect and always Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God from Whom all life comes, the Lord of all things, Creator of Heaven and Earth. I greatly desire that a church be built in my honor, in which I will show my love, compassion, and protection. I am your Mother full of mercy and love for you and all those who love Me, trust in Me, and have recourse to Me. I will hear their complaints and I will comfort their affliction and their sufferings. So that I might show all My love, go now to the bishop in Mexico City and tell him that I am sending you to make known to him the great desire I have to see a church dedicated to me built here.”


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

What do we find in the beautiful eyes of Our Lady of Guadalupe?


 What do we find in the beautiful eyes of Our Lady of Guadalupe? In her right eye, there is a clear image of a bearded man, St. Juan Diego. This was discovered in 1929.

Fifty years later, when technology made it possible to magnify the image 2,500 times, they discovered that 13 other people were reflected in the Virgin's eyes. It is believed that the reflection transmitted by the eyes of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the scene on December 9, 1531, during which St. Juan Diego showed his tilma, with the image, to Bishop Juan de Zumárraga and others present in the room. Nuclear physicist Dr. Charles Wahlig also posited that the Blessed Mother must have been invisibly present when St. Juan Diego was presenting the roses to Bishop Zumarraga and that the tilma acted like a photographic plate that captured her image and the reflection of their images in her eyes.


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

About Liberal Catholics - Words from St Pius X


 

Pope St. Pius X says that liberal Catholics are wolves in sheep's clothing.  The priest must unveil to the people their wickedness and evil designs.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Cardinal Burke promotes 9-month novena to pray for the Church amid ‘forces of sin’


 Cardinal Raymond Burke this week invited Catholics to join in praying a nine-month novena seeking Mary’s intercession beginning on March 12 and culminating on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. https://bit.ly/3UYBhPM

Friday, March 1, 2024

Show an interest in your child’s welfare


 Show an interest in your child’s welfare. You can do this by devoting time to them, every day if possible. Try to discuss with them their experiences, problems, successes and failures. By giving yourself to them in this intimate way, you give them the feeling that they can always depend upon you to understand and help them in their difficulties.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The adorable Blood of Christ in the Holy Mas


 What an immense grace it is for us to possess the adorable Blood of Christ in the Holy Mass. The Catholic Church owns no greater, nor more costly treasure, for a single drop of this Blood, which is united to the person of the Divinity, outweighs in value all the riches of Heaven and of earth. This Precious Blood is not only present with us in the Mass, but we have it for our very own and as our own we may offer it to Almighty God for the forgiveness of our sins.

St. Claude de la Colombiere said "MORE honor is Paid to God BY A SINGLE MASS than by all other Actions of Angels & Men."

The value of offering a single Mass is incalculable! We give God infinite praise, love, thanksgiving, and reparation.


Sunday, February 25, 2024

DIETRICH VON HILDEBRAND DIXIT

From Dietrich von Hildebrand's Trojan Horse in the City of God:

". . . even some Catholics who experience the exclusivity of truth as

liberating and who are not tempted to revolt against its alleged

infringement on their freedom believe that the fight against error is

uncharitable. The anathema of the Holy Church seems to them hard and inhuman. They have forgotten the admirable dictum of St. Augustine, 'Kill the error; love the one who errs.' They are unwilling to accept the idea that the killing of error is inseparable from love for the one who errs. Their false irenicism makes them blind to the glorious character of the anathema when spoken by the infallible Church. . . It should not be forgotten that the words of St. Augustine apply not only to the anathema which is reserved exclusively to the infallible magisterium of the Church; they also imply that everyone should be eager to help liberate his neighbor from error. . . When, out of a confused notion of charity, a soft-heartedness, or a superficial benevolence, we believe that we should leave the erring person in his error, we have ceased to take him seriously as a person and have no interest in his objective good."

Friday, February 23, 2024

SAINT DOMINIC AND THE ROSARY


(TAKEN FROM MIRACULOUS STORIES OF THE ROSARY BY SAINT LOUIS de MONTFORT)

Saint Dominic, seeing that the gravity of people's sins was hindering the conversion of the Albigensians, withdrew into a forest near Toulouse, where he prayed continuously for three days and three nights. During this time he did nothing but weep and do harsh penances in order to appease the anger of God. He used his discipline so much that his body was lacerated, and finally he fell into a coma. At this point our Lady appeared to him, accompanied by three angels, and she said, "Dear Dominic, do you know which weapon the Blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world?" "Oh, my Lady," answered Saint Dominic, "you know far better than I do, because next to your Son Jesus Christ you have always been the chief instrument of our salvation." Then our Lady replied, "I want you to know that, in this kind of warfare, the principal weapon has always been the Angelic Psalter, which is the foundation-stone of the New Testament. Therefore, if you want to reach these hardened souls and win them over to God, preach my Psalter." So he arose, comforted, and burning with zeal for the conversion of the people in that district, he made straight for the cathedral. At once unseen angels rang the bells to gather the people together, and Saint Dominic began to preach. At the very beginning of his sermon, an appalling storm broke out, the earth shook, the sun was darkened, and there was so much thunder and lightning that all were very much afraid. Even greater was their fear when, looking at a picture of our Lady exposed in a prominent place, they saw her raise her arms to heaven three times to call down God's vengeance upon them if they failed to be converted, to amend their lives, and seek the protection of the holy Mother of God. God wished, by means of these supernatural phenomena, to spread the new devotion of the holy Rosary and to make it more widely known. At last, at the prayer of Saint Dominic, the storm came to an end, and he went on preaching. So fervently and compellingly did he explain the importance and value of the Rosary that almost all the people of Toulouse embraced it and renounced their false beliefs. In a very short time a great improvement was seen in the town; people began leading Christian lives and gave up their former bad habits. 

WHEN YOU START PRAYING THE DAILY ROSARY, YOU CAN STOP FEARING DEATH...

The Fifteen Promises of Mary Granted to those who Recite the Rosary Daily

The Blessed Virgin Mary Promised to Saint Dominic and to all who follow that "Whatever you ask in the Rosary will be granted." She left for all Christians Fifteen Promises to those who recite the Holy Rosary.

Imparted to Saint Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche

1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.

2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.

3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

4.The Rosary will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.

5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.

6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.

7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.

8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenititude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.

9. I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.

10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.

11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.

12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.

13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.

14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters of my only Son Jesus Christ.

15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

MOTHER OF MERCY


 Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,

Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.

To thee do we cry,

Poor banished children of Eve;

To thee do we send up our sighs,

Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate,

Thine eyes of mercy toward us;

And after this our exile,

Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving,

O sweet Virgin Mary.

℣ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

℟ that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Almighty, everlasting God, who by the co-operation of the Holy Spirit didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin-Mother Mary to become a dwelling-place meet for thy Son: grant that as we rejoice in her commemoration; so by her fervent intercession we may be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


Sunday, February 11, 2024

PARTICIPATING IN THE SUFFERING OF CHRIST


They hate you, criticize you and mock you because you are Catholic, because you make the sign of the cross publicly, because you pray your Rosary. Never be ashamed. Our Lord was also hated and treated with all kinds of cruelty, but He never gave up. Don't be like them and start arguing and insulting them, instead rejoice because you are participating in the true suffering of Christ.


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

ARCHBISHOP AGUER DIXIT

 

Archbishop Aguer: Fiducia Supplicans has been repudiated in places where the Church is flourishing.

In Africa and Asia, attachment to ecclesial Tradition leads to a repudiation of the Bergoglio-Fernández project to confuse Catholics with their (sadly) celebrated declaration, Fiducia Supplicans.





Wednesday, January 31, 2024

DECREE BY SAINT PIUS X ON THE ADMITTANCE OF CHILDREN TO THE EUCHARIST

 

AGE TO RECEIVE FIRST COMMUNION

From all this it is clear that the age of discretion for receiving Holy Communion is that at which the child knows the difference between the Eucharistic Bread and ordinary, material bread, and can therefore approach the altar with proper devotion. Perfect knowledge of the things of faith, therefore, is not required, for an elementary knowledge suffices-some knowledge; similarly full use of reason is not required, for a certain beginning of the use of reason, that is, some use of reason suffices. To postpone Communion, therefore, until later and to insist on a more mature age for its reception must be absolutely discouraged, and indeed such practice was condemned more than once by the Holy See. Thus Pope Pius IX, of happy memory, in a Letter of Cardinal Antonelli to the Bishops of France, March 12, 1866, severely condemned the growing custom existing in some dioceses of postponing the First Communion of children until more mature years, and at the same time sharply disapproved of the age limit which had been assigned. Again, the Sacred Congregation of the Council, on March 15, 1851, corrected a prescription of the Provincial Council of Rouen, which prohibited children under twelve years of age from receiving First Communion. Similarly, this Sacred Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments, on March 25, 1910, in a question proposed to it from Strasburg whether children of twelve or fourteen years could be admitted to Holy Communion, answered: “Boys and girls are to be admitted to the Holy Table when they arrive at the years of discretion or the use of reason.”

Mandatory rules

After careful deliberation on all these points, this Sacred Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments, in a general meeting held on July 15, 1910, in order to remove the above-mentioned abuses and to bring about that children even from their tender years may be united to Jesus Christ, may live His life, and obtain protection from all danger of corruption, has deemed it needful to prescribe the following rules which are to be observed everywhere for the First Communion of children:

1. The age of discretion, both for Confession and for Holy Communion, is the time when a child begins to reason, that is about the seventh year, more or less. From that time on begins the obligation of fulfilling the precept of both Confession and Communion.

2. A full and perfect knowledge of Christian doctrine is not necessary either for First Confession or for First Communion. Afterwards, however, the child will be obliged to learn gradually the entire Catechism according to his ability.

3. The knowledge of religion which is required in a child in order to be properly prepared to receive First Communion is such that he will understand according to his capacity those Mysteries of faith which are necessary as a means of salvation (necessitate medii) and that he can distinguish between the Bread of the Eucharist and ordinary, material bread, and thus he may receive Holy Communion with a devotion becoming his years.

4. The obligation of the precept of Confession and Communion which binds the child particularly affects those who have him in charge, namely, parents, confessor, teachers and the pastor. It belongs to the father, or the person taking his place, and to the confessor, according to the Roman Catechism, to admit a child to his First Communion.

5. The pastor should announce and hold a General Communion of the children once a year or more often, and he should on these occasions admit not only the First Communicants but also others who have already approached the Holy Table with the above-mentioned consent of their parents or confessor. Some days of instruction and preparation should be previously given to both classes of children.

6. Those who have charge of the children should zealously see to it that after their First Communion these children frequently approach the Holy Table, even daily if possible, as Jesus Christ and Mother Church desire, and let this be done with a devotion becoming their age. They must also bear in mind that very grave duty which obliged them to have the children attend the public Catechism classes; if this is not done, then they must supply religious instruction in some other way.

7. The custom of not admitting children to Confession or of not giving them absolution when they have already attained the use of reason must be entirely abandoned. The Ordinary shall see to it that this condition ceases absolutely, and he may, if necessary, use legal measures accordingly.

8. The practice of not administering the Viaticum and Extreme Unction to children who have attained the use of reason, and of burying them with the rite used for infants is a most intolerable abuse. The Ordinary should take very severe measures against those who do not give up the practice.

Given in Rome, on August 8, 1910.


Sunday, January 28, 2024

Take away from us our iniquities


 Take away from us our iniquities, we beseech Thee, O Lord; that being made pure in heart we may be worthy to enter into the Holy of Holies. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Friday, January 26, 2024

JEROME LEJEUNE DIXIT


“To avoid exacerbating the debate, I’ll go back many years, to the Spartans, the ones who killed newborns when they thought they wouldn’t be able to bear arms or father future soldiers. Sparta was the only Greek city that practiced this kind of eugenics, this systematic elimination. And nothing remains of her: Not a single poet, not a single musician, not even a ruin has left us! Sparta is the only Greek city that did not contribute anything to humanity. Is it a coincidence or is there a direct relationship?"

Jerome Lejeune


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

THE GREATEST MIRACLE


“Let the entire man be seized with fear; let the whole world tremble; let heaven exult when Christ, the Son of the Living God, is on the altar in the hands of the priest.”

Saint Francis of Assisi



Monday, January 22, 2024

PRAY AND LOVE


"The treasure of a Christian is not on the earth, it is in Heaven. Well, our thoughts ought to be where our treasure is. Man has a beautiful office, that of praying and loving. You pray, you love - that is the happiness of man upon the earth. Prayer is nothing else than union with God. Prayer is a foretaste of Heaven, an overflow of paradise. It never leaves us without sweetness. It is like honey descending into the soul and sweetening everything. Troubles melt away before a fervent prayer like snow before the sun". 

Holy Curé of Ars


Saturday, January 20, 2024

PRAYER


 +Lord Jesus, help us ever to follow the example of Your holy Family, that in the hour of our death Your glorious Virgin Mother together with Saint Joseph may come to meet us, and we may be worthy to be received by You into the everlasting joys of heaven. You live and reign forever. Amen.+

Saturday, January 13, 2024

BREAKING CHAINS by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen:


"The joy born of love of God enables us to see the world from an entirely different point of view. Before, when shackled to the ego, we were cooped up within the narrow walls of space and time. But once the chains are broken, one falls heir to immensities beyond all telling. Then we find our greatest joys not in the things we cling to, but in what we surrender; not in the asking for anything, but the giving of something; not in what others can do for us, but in what we can do for others. Joy comes from using well the talents the Lord gave us, from a sense of bliss at being redeemed by Our Lord, and being permitted to minister more entirely to His Glory."

Way to Happiness, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


Thursday, January 11, 2024

LORD JESUS, HELP US


 +Lord Jesus, help us ever to follow the example of Your holy Family, that in the hour of our death Your glorious Virgin Mother together with Saint Joseph may come to meet us, and we may be worthy to be received by You into the everlasting joys of heaven. You live and reign forever. Amen.+

Monday, January 8, 2024

For they saw a man, and they acknowledged a God.


 If the Magi had come in search of an earthly King, they would have been disconcerted at finding that they had taken the trouble to come such a long way for nothing. 

Consequently they would have neither adored nor offered gifts. 

But since they sought a heavenly King,  though they found in Him so signs of royal pre-eminence, yet, content with the testimony of the star alone, they adored: for they saw a man, and they acknowledged a God. 

-St. John Chrysostom

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Our Apostolic Mandate Notre Charge Apostolique


 "Our Apostolic Mandate requires from Us that We watch over the purity of the Faith and the integrity of Catholic discipline. It requires from Us that We protect the faithful from evil and error; especially so when evil and error are presented in dynamic language which, concealing vague notions and ambiguous expressions with emotional and high-sounding words, is likely to set ablaze the hearts of men in pursuit of ideals which, whilst attractive, are nonetheless nefarious. Such were not so long ago the doctrines of the so-called philosophers of the 18th century, the doctrines of the Revolution and Liberalism which have been so often condemned." 

- Pope St. Pius X, Our Apostolic Mandate Notre Charge Apostolique, given by Pope Pius X to the French Bishops.

August 15, 1910