Photopost from the Eastern Catholic Rite of the Byzantine Orders celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at several key Churches, which included the Pope’s own Cathedral, Saint John in the Lateran, St Paul’s outside-the-Walls, St Mary Major, and The Pontifical Ukrainian Institute of the Holy Virgin -link
The Traditional Mass Community of Jersey City publishes it’s monthly news-letter for March with some excellent articles with excerpts from Dom Prosper Gueranger famous Catholic theologian and liturgist, and an article on the ‘Exultet’ and the ‘Preface’ elements of the Easter Vigil is covered – Link below for full color version
Sacrileges committed at the Papal Mass in the Philippines is covered in depth by “Latin Mass Magazine” including the movements to correct widespread Liturgical abuses that have spread throughout the Catholic Church -A Council Member for the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce, cognizant of the both the local situation in the Philippines and the complexities of the wider problems in the Church weighs in on the subject as well as the very knowledgeable author Joseph De La Riziere, formerly following the Eastern Catholic Byzantine Rite and now following the Traditional Western Roman Rite. Full color article included on the link below.
Traditional Irish Music Heritage concert at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Avenue in Manhattan has been schedule adjusted to Thursday night March 5th -@ 7pm (Free will offering /admission) Musicians photograph pictured with traditional music instruments of the Emerald Island from previous concert and details of the event in the link below
Binary busting – The genderless androgyny of the new humanity has a goal = the transvestite is being posed in international culture to be enthroned to a monarchical position of veneration. Your children will be made to follow “IT”. First introduced by Dr. Peter Jones a protestant eschatological theologian on the cutting edge of the sociological developments of paganization of western Christian civilization, a social historian that has always pointed out scripturally each specific point where the new culture of death begins to deviate from Truth
Dr. Jones often times is able to plumb the depth of the social Gospel elemental impact today’s culture with an exactitude not present in the majority of today’s Catholic theologians, many of which have drifted towards the new always nice Church of Catholic progressivism He first transcended talking about the transgender subject from his web site and blog to several books of an Exegetical (Scripture interpretation) Eschatological (end of the salvation history) nature on the post-modern culture that is being driven from the US and parts of Europe It’s not a lone treatise on the trajectory through denominational Christianity and it’s slow methodical march towards integration with the social elements of paganism (as he is most toughest on his own!) but oh so much more shocking discoveries have emerged It was first discussed scripturally in the late 1990s in his landmark book Spirit Wars http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Wars-Revival-Christian-America/dp/1883893747/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424874479&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=spirit+wars+by+Dr.+Peter+Jones
So the Pontiff Francis I then takes up the subject !and goes into it a clearer depth that most of us traditional Catholics have given him credit for ! First question that impressively emerges for those of us leaning towards optimism on this is the question “Could our Pope be evolving the way Paul VI evolved by the power of the Chair of the See of Peter where towards the end of Pontificate Paul VI became converted and began to realize what they had ushered into the Church & the damage they had done done and he began to repent and attempt, in the last several years of his Pontificate, to reverse his previous direction on many issues
As our current Pope defended human nature against gender radicals – in this great article in the Catholic journal ‘Crisis’ Pope Francis I takes an even harder line than Pope Benedict XVI citing their masse in roads into the education of young people and calling this “new gender ideology agenda akin to the days of the campaigns of the Hitler youth !”http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/freedom-creative-becomes-freedom-create-oneself
The radical liberals then come out en masse – not just in Pope bashing but in going after the root The exegetical interpretation of ‘the book of Genesis’ in binaries and also that the male ‘man’ came from a woman is being challenged at it’s core – Seen here scripturally defending the transsexual as prophesied in the 1990s – If they were only able to burn all the history books and all the theology books from all the religions over the centuries and claim that the Holy Father is coming out with ‘new sexual theories of his own’ then (laughs) they would- In one of the newspaper arms of the liberal sector ‘rightfully called “The Beast” it became even clearer as to what they were trying build as they write of new and evil ways to interpret Scripture – Their interpretation of the book of Genesis will give you chills ….Located here – http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/20/pope-gender-theory-like-nuclear-weapons.html
We must understand where it started and which groups took advantage of it to promote evil . It began in the depths of the theologies of polytheism and took it’s base theology not from Judaism or greek anthropology but from hindu theology’s “joining together of opposites as the ultimate pinnacle of being – “I am neither he nor she. I am the virgin and the whore. I am the light AND the darkness. I am male and female and greater than both !” In the new humanity religion the new nature of man and mankind is yet to be revealed ! It’s personhood in the exaltation of the authority of mankind first became visible in the west with the syncretism of polytheistic eastern philosophy in the rise of freemasonry following large scale unemployment of the masons after the majority of the cathedrals and the world’s largest churches were completed just prior to the French Revolution– It then rose to power on the heals of the suppression of natural law and it’s intertwining with government following it’s world-wide ideological victories of separation of Church and State (their phase 1)
How did it take root in the minds and sub-conscience of the people ? It showed itself on the sessional floor of Vatican II when it insisted on the suppression of thomistic natural law in Catholic education and the elimination of this type of scholastics of Saint Thomas Aquinas beginning with it’s slow abolition in all Catholic schools beginning in the 1970s and by 1982 gone from the majority of all Catholic grammar Schools, high schools, and colleges except the most Traditional ones which quickly became a rare minority– It was estimated at this point in history there were as many as 100,000 Catholic priests in the world that were also freemason and who’s obligation to the G requires them to salt this theology into Catholicism one step at a time – How many masons are still withstanding within the clergy today that have not been purged is of course a matter of continued speculation.
In Hudson Catholic High School of Jersey City, NJ we were taught eight semesters of religion in a variety of required courses – There were additionally then (for 3rd and 4th year HS schools students) the concept of “college electives” in our Faith and even Russian Orthodoxy was studied. Even in the early 1980s it was attempting to hold on to the courses we were taught in Thomistic Natural law, with some quite difficult mid-term exams I might add – When checking in with the class year right behind us and my brother in Saint Peter’s Prep while I was studying at NY Institute of Technology – it was all but gone and replaced by the new natural law of Communion in the hand ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— We must remember the warnings on the destruction of natural law addressed in papal teachings throughout history but never more clearly than Pope Leo XIII in his clarification of Catholicism vs. the theology of the radical pagan gnosticism of masonry – “We speak now of the duties which have their origin in natural probity. That God is the Creator of the world and its provident Ruler; that the eternal law commands the natural order to be maintained, and forbids that it be disturbed; that the last end of men is a destiny far above human things and beyond this sojourning upon the earth: these are the sources and these the principles of all justice and morality. “ Link below for the full amazing encyclical http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_18840420_humanum-genus.html
It’s real Scriptural origins began in a period we are living – 40 days of fast – The devil took Jesus up to the mountains and showed him the empires he ran He brought him up to the parapet at the top of the Temple and then read to Jesus Psalm 91 (in some bibles Psalm 90) he read through the prophesy of how the angels would surround and lift up “the one” if he was indeed the Messiah – Jesus rebuked him to his face and disavowed all his offerings and said Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God . But Satan remained in the sheer frustration that he was not able to create anything He could not create a human baby like a woman is able to give birth to, nor a bird nor even a bee. He remained that one day he would create something and people would worship ‘his’ creation. The world and all it’s theologians for thousands of years said no possible way AND THEN the enemy created the transvestite and now the most important thing to the enemy of the world and his soldiers of fallen angels that walk thru earth and hell is not even the continuation of the war on the woman’s womb but in the RIGHTS of HUMANS ABOVE THE RIGHTS OF GOD and above all rights so that THE RIGHTS of “IT” in his creation (the enemy of the world) may prevail –
In every State the high level homosexual activists like the one appointed by Obama to be the emissary to foster the gay rights into a human rights agenda, globally fight hardest not for homosexual rights but in every homosexual marriage law and or homosexual rights law that is passed anywhere – they fight for transsexual LAW Pay attention to the tooth and nail battles right down to the wire for extensive legal language of protection of the transgendered – the real goal of the powerful homosexual lobby –One day in the near future the people of our Faith will be found guilty of a transexual LAW – In yesterday’s appointment announcement from Obama’s office the new prince was titled “The Global Envoy of Gay Rights from the US” , within the AP press release below it says “The announcement also comes amid a heightened public focus on transgender rights. Ash Carter, (The US Secretary of Defense!) on his first overseas trip as defense secretary, suggested he was open to allowing transgender people to serve openly in the U.S. military! White House spokesman Josh Earnest then said on Monday that President Barack Obama welcomed Carter’s comments and agrees that all Americans qualified for military service should be able to serve. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GAY_RIGHTS_US_ENVOY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
You must give the leaders and academics of this movement credit for knowing their new religion well When it ascends to the leadership role of a new all powerful United Nations in the era of your children’s adulthood – anyone that speaks against “IT” will be systematized by the system and found guilty of violating it !
But remember the greater prophesy – IN THE END …Her Immaculate heart will triumph to the exaltation of Jesus Christ our Savior and King be the glory
Sacra Lingua Conference USA (1st week in June) is coming to NYC this year and has just announced their full schedule
A who’s who of heavy hitters in Sacred Music, Sacred Art and Liturgy – and some of the most well-known traditional Catholic Cardinals, Bishops and theologians will speak on the Restoration and the Reform of the Reform of the Holy Mass as well as the participation at all levels in all of it’s restorative apostolates.
Tuesday March 17th – Saint Patrick’s Day – Pre-parade Holy Mass in Gaelic, the native language of Ireland, will be celebrated at 9:00am at Saint Agnes sponsored in part by the NY Purgatorial Society (optional single price traditional Irish breakfast follows around the corner in the back room of the local Pub )
An Irish Catholic Parade begins it’s march through middle of Manhattan and up 5th Avenue toward Saint Patrick’s Cathedral led by Crucifix and the sound of bagpipes just before 11:00am
Thursday March 19th at 7:30pm– A High Solemn Mass of the month will be offered for the Feast of Saint Joseph at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Maywood, NJ
Flyer to follow -here
Events and News from Holy Innocents
Extra daily Masses formerly suppressed over a year ago during a proposed review for closure period have been restored Also due to demand a regular daily 1:15pm Mass will be added to the regular mid-day 12:00pm Holy Mass that follows Holy Rosary and 12 noon Angelus at the Bell
Throughout Lent every Friday after the 6:00pm Holy Mass is followed by Traditional sung Stations of the Cross
This Sunday February 28th will be a Pontifical Mass for the Dead in the Nouvs Ordo for Father Benedict Groeshel @ 10:00am as lead by Cardinal Dolan who is being called upon in Catholic activists petitions to step down as Grand Marshal of the annual Irish Catholic Classic the Feast of Saint Patrick’s Day Parade as NBC and Parade organizers begin last minute jam ins of additional homosexual activist groups to also march – Please attend at your own discretion
.The Holy Innocents young adult group meets regularly on Thursday nights now for Traditional Adoration and after worship social with tavern /grill of latest fad announced through their media outlets as follows with links below
Friday March 20th Annual Symposium: The Eucharistic Foundation of Patrick Keeley’s Artistry
Worthy of consideration for taking off from work on this date as this year, is the 25th annual symposium in tribute to Rudolf Wittkower will take place on Friday, March 20th, 2015 from 8:30am to 6pm.
For the third year, the symposium will focus on the work of Patrick Charles Keeley, the architect of the Church of the Holy Innocents, which is stillthe only church in the Archdiocese of New York that offers the traditional Mass daily.
The symposium will place a strong emphasis on the Eucharistic foundation of Patrick Charles Keeley’s artistry. As the Council of Trent reminds us: “according to the custom ever received in the Catholic Church,” in this Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist we are to “render the worship of latria, which is due to the true God” because in It “there is the Author Himself of sanctity.” Charles Keeley kept this in mind when he did his work for Catholic churches.
Some of the speakers will talk about the meaning of the Eucharistic foundation of Keeley’s work. Since Summorum Pontificum, the historic document released by Pope Benedict XVI, made the use of the traditional Liturgy much wider, and since for several years we have had the traditional Mass at Holy Innocents (a Keeley church), the topics discussed in this lecture will be of great interest to its parishioners.
Four of the speakers
1) Fr. Leonard Villa, new Administrator of the Church of the Holy Innocents
2) Fr. Matthew McNeely, FSSP (celebrated many Masses at Holy Innocents)
3) Mr. Donald Reynolds (devoted parishioner of Holy Innocents)
4) Mr. Pedro d’Aquino (the music director of Holy Innocents)
It will be held in the main conference rooms of NY Marriott East (Lexington Avenue)
The conference will host a variety of speakers of Priests, theologians, and sacred music and sacred art subject matter experts as Among the highlights is a discussion of Keely following the famous Sacred Architecture Architect Augustus Welby Northmore Putin who in the early 1800s began to help usher in the Gothic Architecture revival in Catholicism
The FSSP Priest will speak on the necessity of the restoration of Sacred Architecture for the Priest’s offering of the Holy Sacrifice Father Mathew McNeely as well as talks by Father Kenneth Myers and Father Leonard Villa
Pedro D’Aquino the Acting Music Director of the Latin Mass community choir) at Holy Innocents (Vox en Roma) will speak on the different yet complimentary natures of the Gothic Architecture revival coinciding with the world wide renewal of Gregorian Chant within Catholic Liturgy
Although much of Keely’s architecture was dismantled and or maimed in the post conciliar iconoclast period of the Catholic Church of the 1970s and 1980s that followed the sub groups of false ecumenism within the Church, he is to be highly honored for his contribution to the current restoration of Catholicism movement
The local flyers and press releases for the event are embedded within the following attachments
1 in 10,000 foot overview of Jeff Cavins Bible Seminar and overview of Great Adventure Bible Series
Over 500+ enthusiastic attendees fill auditorium style Church of Immaculate Conception in Somerville, NJ for an all day bible seminar hosted ‘in–person’ by Jeff Cavins
Jeff Cavins presents the deep rooted Covenantal nature of Catholicism resident within Scripture. He presents in details the Jewish orgin and base of our Faith and it’s fulfillment within the Covenant established within Catholicism by the God-man, high Priest, victim, and Savior – Messiah of mankind
He presents the methods of study towards this realization as found in Sacred Scripture by studying the storyline of the life of the Jewish peoples as found recapitulated in the beginning to never ending life of Jesus Christ
His method follows the way the Bible was architected by it’s original Holy Spirit inspired Catholic authors by following the timeline through only 12 critically key books and the key chapters within them and relegating all other Scripture to secondary study supporting the main storyline which is the evolving fulfillment of each Covenant one by one …….
Totally fascinating way of deepening our relationship with Davidic decendancy that we worship in Christ’s divinity and Sacred humanity
This contributes to reshaping the way we see the Church, Our Davidic Queen and the participation of the Saints in the plan of salvation history and our march towards finding the road towards that life of perfection and beginning to follow in those footsteps ourselves
You could actually see the Sacred Scripture restoration of the Catholic Church begin in this region as Jeff Cavins summarized in reminding us that we have been grafted in this tree that began with Adam Noah and Moses and WE possess the Covenant of Davidic fulfillment through a Eucharistic Trinitarian God in a Sacramental relationship with the Body of Christ but only as studied in Scripture while living it out as we continue to purge every known sin from our lives and the encouragement of our friends and family to do same
Jeff Cavins began to wrap up by saying as we delve into these studies and begin to get to really know our Catholic Faith for the very first time Jesus begins to live out again his life in us as he lived out the several thousand years of salvation history of the Jews within his teachings and Body
Cavins concluded by saying from the podium “No longer do we have to stand by and watch as our friends and children leave the Holy Catholic Church due to their lack of understanding of Scripture No longer do Catholics need attend an assemblies of god” !
The restoration has begun
There are simple and in-depth 12 and 24 week courses now available at a variety of Parishes throughout the tristate area (with very easy to use color coded systems and guided materials that can make even the novice Scripture student Scripturally knowledgeable
Also available, free through their websites, is a host of information, study data, and teaching methods to incorporate our whole family into this …”OUR” SALVATION HISTORY being lived out LIVE
However as everything must be seen in this day and age through the 1 in 10,000 foot view as well as that of this up-close and personal look at some of the ingredients of the restoration there is also the sociological and socio-political elements
The only thing that could eclipse an amazing story, such as this and the Sacred Scripture restoration of the Catholic Church, was the MOST GLARING issue of the absence of Roman Catholic Priests
In an audience of over 500+ all day attendees in the Scripture renewal Seminar (that included snack breaks as well as breakfast and lunch) there was a the total absence of Roman Catholic Priests, not less than expected but none = 0 in attendance, that I could see.
We knew going into this that there would be no Bishops even though there should be as many as could exceed the count on one hand in this area
We believed that there would be many Priests
By all rights there should be a minimum of 1/5 of the congregation of Priests and or 1/4 Consecrated Religious
Several factors are at work including the sins of pride and arrogance – Is it because they know the Scriptural salvation story line so well they need not attend –?! To the tune of 90% + you have to say by first hand experience, of the region’s Parishes, no way ……
Or is it denial as to how deep the crisis in the Catholic Church is at the moment ?! and or how the responsibility for the ‘en masse’ exodus of Catholics from the Church in post of Vatican II is by far majority originating from an onus, upon the consecrated religious
Look at it even from simpler terms. If a large music symposium & teaching seminar came to the Connecticut area for instance and you are in the professional music industry and are a professional musician and seek to propagate the high end academic music study, understanding and participation then you would naturally expect by all rights that somewhere between 30% and 50% of all professional musicians and music instructors from the greater Connecticut area would attend such a well-advertised in-advance event with a reasonable low cost. (To which I am sure religious need not pay for…except to assist donations for the color printed materials.)
But instead what was seen from the area priests, brothers, and religious was near zero – A lone nun was seen in the audience of 500+ lay people – Clearly that photograph alone, which I was not able to capture graphically, illustrates the crisis in the Catholic Church
It is to clear to the many involved in the various apostolates that the shift in the restoration movement is by majority in the hands of the faithful “lay people” in this era
Restoration in our time must come through the ‘orthodox lay faithful’
However there is a condrastinction at play here
Catholic traditionalists by nature discount the supplanting of religious with lay people as an output of the restructuring of the government of the Catholic Church in the 1960s from the Theocratic model that it always was from the beginning towards a more “democratic” collegial model (and I would add drastically more dangerous) through the college of cardinals and conferences and synods of Bishops, that it still to this day attempting to propagate into a reality of Church government
It is this unique development that is chained to the lowering of the high state of the Priestly class and the raising of the laity to a greater participation in all things previously reserved for the Priest alone from the time of the Church fathers to the time just before the Council
You would think that the philosophy of the laity needing to rise up – defend and renew the Church as the active component in this restoration to be “contradistinctly” running against that ‘traditional grain’ but it is not
In this era the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Mother in total Unity with the Holy Spirit is attempting to renew the face of the earth to the feet of Jesus with this very same laity
How many will rise to answer His call through this Intercession only salvation history will bear out for us through to the end and unto only the knowledge and the glory of our Lord
Let us pray for our Catholic religious and a renewal of their hearts – In the coming days through Lent -Let us pray for them to renounce their post conciliar formation and embrace the Trinitarian space between the two hearts from where All Grace flows
And to that measure let us remember the ends to which the Truth leads us ….to restore the weak and hungry first – eliminate oppression and false ecumenism (even when it is our own religious)
We’re being called by our ancestors to stand in the gap
From Isaiah 58 He will restore us even on parched or frozen land
“The ancient ruins shall be rebuilt for your sake, and the foundations from ages past you shall raise up; “Repairer of the breach,” they shall call you,“Restorer of ruined homesteads.”
This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry,
sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own.
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed; Your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am!
If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech; If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; Then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and the gloom shall become for you like midday;
Then the Lord will guide you always and give you plenty even on the parched land. He will renew your strength, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring whose water never fails. The ancient ruins shall be rebuilt for your sake, and the foundations from ages past you shall raise up; “Repairer of the breach,” they shall call you,“Restorer of ruined homesteads.”
Francis says “Reform of the Reform” is “mistaken”.”Traditionalist” seminarians criticized, Pope says their “imbalances” are manifested in their celebration of the liturgy
Knowing that “he” the Pope was defeated on his attempt through the Vatican II – “laws through democratic collegiality” for the Church to embrace the German Catholic Church’s proposition program for the divorced and remarried as well as the clarity that it will clearly fail in 8 months at the next Synod he turns his focus to his proposal to eliminate celibacy as a requirement in the Western Catholic Church and to begin his Phase 2 eliminate the Reform of the Reform of the new Rite –
Are we disloyal to our Church by saying so or is the Catholic Church THE Body of Christ with Jesus as his head and His rebellious David decendancy is to be called out for same if we are to remain loyal to our Trinitarian Eucharistic God
What led over a hundred thousand people out of the jehovahs witnesses and into Christianity over the years ‘Conscience conflicts between the loyalty to God and current structure of authority’ and the freedom to criticize a wayward hierarchy with the Truth.
As a 50 year ranking law making member of the hierarchy of the jehovahs attests to (who was also a nephew of their leader) conflicts between the Lord’s Truth and current hierarchy will always result in a ‘crisis of conscience’ when both cannot be equally followed
Famous expose book on the subject that is an expensive in demand book even in it’s used conditions but worth every penny ” ‘Crisis of Conscience ”
Insbrook Church in Austria, Baroque style from the 1500s, in possession of actual 1500s Our Lady icon of Pilgrimages (Our Sorrowful Mother on the Gallwiese) is outfitted in this temple of holiness dedicated in the 1700s
Protected by the Ecclesia Dei Society of FSSP – It is now a Catholic Church of the Old Rite and will celebrate the Mass of the ages with music and chant of the 1500s Featured Ash Weds and it’s continuance into this upcoming Sunday
Here is something that is less of a prophesy and more in the line of Catholic meditation and prayerful facts
He has not YET come for the Vatican Commission of Ecclesia Dei and it’s communities & members that number internationally in the millions (of which the “in-communion” with the Catholic Church Society of FSSP is only one Priestly society of many
But when he does and he attempts to shut down the traditional Seminaries, and begin suppression(s) and the like as he did to the FFI Seminaries what will happen?
SSPX already knows what will happen – Catholic defections en masse all over the world – How do we know that they know it will happen – International correspondences are going back and forth and they are building Seminaries and Churches all over the world, preparing to provide sanctuary and reparation for what is coming and they have international funding
In our prayer life, Masses and our thoughts , as always, should be instead with those in need, and those needing our prayers, those suffering, and with the Catholic Martyrs of the East not of our rebellious Catholic hierarchy
The Heterodox and Heretical Bishops and Cardinals attempt to build another church within The Catholic Church as the stark contrasts between the two Churches within the Catholic Church become clearer and clearer
Cardinal Wuerl calls Cardinal Burke a ‘dissenter’: pot calls the kettle black
It gets worse , he is not just hostile to Orthodox Cardinals and Bishops (publicly calling THEM dissenters) Cardinal Wurl is hostile to Faithful and Traditional Catholics not unlike that of his colleague the radical liberal Cardinal Kasper the friendly ghost.
In the past several years Cardinal Wurl has presented a host of obstacles to the resurgence of the Traditional Rite and it’s Masses in his Washington DC regions
As his liberalism is no secret only to the viewers of EWTN, as this US Catholic channel presents him in interviews as a stellar Cardinal of authority
He now requires a letter from one’s bishop or previous superior detailing the liturgical skill set of a priest wishing to offer Low Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for any celebrant there.
Traditional Latin Masses offered at parishes not designated by the Archdiocese as TLM-approved sites are prohibited from being publicized through the Diocese as they are in Newark Archdiocese as well
Washington, D.C. is full of private Low and even High Masses not listed on church websites or bulletins.) And, of course, the second annual Mass on the anniversary of the installation of Benedict XVI was canceled at the last minute, despite months of planning and preparations made.
At the last moment he blocked Archbishop Augustine DiNoia’s 2nd annual Mass in DC celebrating Benedict XVI’s Sumorum Pontificorum back in 2011 with over 4000 people planning to attend – The emabarrisng cancellation that had to be issued by the Paulus Institute was outrageous while at the same time what they call “modern Masses’ are allowed throughout the diocese – which are like a sing along in the round
In the words of AM radio talk show hosts ” Since there is no real media of any objectivity left in the US that is not compromised by federal spending restructuring to a socialism model who is left to challenge anything they say Including the total lack of objectivity of our own EWTN, nothing of a contesting quality US journalism of old is published and if so it is a rarity under potential persecution of the author.
Here are other examples of the new, and actively under construction, in the new Church
CMTV New Homosexual activists in Rome and in NYC (Saint Patrick’s Day Parade) are given the forefront with dissident US nuns.
Listen to Mary Jo Anderson and she will tell you all about the invisible war that is being fought for the life of the Catholic Church in the US, as Bishops in the US continue to betray the Church right and left
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Newark
7:00 p.m. Missa Cantata
St. Anthony of Padua Church, Jersey City
5:30 p.m. Missa Cantata
St. Anthony of Padua Oratory, West Orange
7:00 p.m. Missa Cantata
Holy Innocents, NYC 6:00 p.m. Missa Cantata
Imposition of Ashes at the Holy Communion rail to follow the Sacrifice of the Mass and each of these High Masses will feature traditional choir with ancient hymns of Lent, and traditional Altar servers
Strict rules for examination of conscience for Oblate statutes of the Benedictine monastery of Pluscarden that can be used for lay people in Lent
In England a famous Shrovetide football game takes place where the goals are three miles apart and across a stream ravine, as thousands participate in the game getting the ball to hit the goal (building mill) and festivities that follow prior to the start of Lent – The eccentricities vary from country to country but once the Liturgical season begins there is meant to universal conformity
The normative is a stripping of excessive flowers and colors
The Traditional Rite is already in purple linen and vestments from the Septuagesima pre-lent that began several weeks ago when Epiphany season ended
The new Rite strangely went from Epiphany season briefly back to some week in the teens 16th or 17th week in Ordinary time and then tonight becomes Lent
Anyone who felt that is was weird to see so much green and green vestments in a Papal Consistory days before the start of Lent should not feel alone – thousands of us felt it just as strange as we watched it
Why are four distinct seasons with vigils and octaves that mark our lives and our Liturgical seasons exactly mirroring that of the former abrogated Old Covenant so difficult to fathom and so desperately needing to break away from by progressivist understanding of the new Christianity
Let us remember the proper rubrics of Lent for restoration Here are some reminders for greater devotion for our families
Abstinence from meat for all Christians attempting to live out the devout life is meant to be year round- Christians don’t meat on Fridays full stop Exceptions are only for the elderly and the infirm
During Lent Friday’s move to a one meal fast through the full 40 days with the exception of Sundays – Christians don’t fast on Sundays
Wednesday’s always take on the additional abstinence from meat for the forty days of Lent
If unable to execute either then one is called to double the amount of normal devotions and or prayers and read the Mass readings for the day in whatever your respective Rite is
For Ash Wednesday and Good Friday – the whole day is one meal – Many skip eating all together on Good Friday with the exception of mineral water and or broth and the time that would have been dinner time
Shroud all statues and images in the Church in purple cloth prior to Passion Sunday
Appropriate attire is black and or dark purple – Most area traditional Chapels and Churches sell beautiful mantillas -some custom lace and lavender for the occasions
Stations of the Cross are restored to Fridays in Lent at close to 25% of Catholic parishes with lenten meditations to be read by Priests, 2nd Order, and those of us among the 3rd orders and Confraternities
If the Parish nearest you does not do stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent call them and as for details as to why they do not and write down the name of the Pastor for latter reference and or submission to the Dicastry
Seek out Traditional stations of the Cross on Fridays This will be conducted at any Parish that is either a bi-Rite Parish, an Ecclesia Dei Chapel or Monastery or Convent – It’s where the Priest is dressed in full vestments with torch bearers and Crucifix brigade and followed by the people through the isles from Station to Station accompanied by Choir in Latin or in the Vernacular
In Old Polish Parishes it’s done even better than the Traditional Rite
Outdoor stations of the Cross at the Pope John Paull II Cultural Center in Doylestown (Chetochowa) PA and at Mater Ecclesia in Berlin, NJ and also on Good Friday over the Brooklyn Bridge, ( the latter one of my wife’s favorite devotions)
One aspect of the new Rite than can help bring restoration to the Old Rite Mass is the 1962 Missal suppresses the prayers over the people after Mass during Lent
this was restored in the New Rite and the Old Rite should follow suit
Reference Father Z in Dr. Jungman bibliography reference to the doctor of the Liturgical Sciences for the propers
Tonight’s regional Traditional Mass and ferial/ votive /option is a Mass of the Holy Face of Jesus the night before Lent starts by venerating Saint Veronica and Veronica’s veil and or the Face of the Holy Shroud of Turin and the Holy Face Medals
This Mass is also a pre-1962 Missal tradition as even in the early 1960s the liberalisms and suppressions (some but not many) had already begun
Also a good time to catch up on Holy Shroud research or visit their Research Center in Colorado http://www.shroudofturin.com/index.html and or read a book by Dr. John Jackson’s research or the more than several Benedictine Monks at Holy Face Monastery in Clifton NJ who have all written books on the ongoing supernatural facts and occurrences of the Holy Shroud
One such new book (from last year) is by resident Benedictine Monk in Clifton NJ by the name of Fr. Louis-Marie Navaratine O.S.B.
It’s a text book on the subject that most of us have a signed copy of from the Monastery
Make sure to visit parents and or grandparents a the Cemetery prior to Holy Week and although the new Rite now prohibits The Mass over the Tomb at local Catholic cemeteries (which there are Propers extant for)
If your family is buried in a non-Catholic cemetery and if you have a Priest willing to say the Mass for the usual stipend and to decree the Plenary Indulgences than I would proceed
Offerimus Tibi Domine
If not brave enough than at the very least bring the LOTH Office of the Dead to recite at the Grave
Even if you do not have immediate relatives at the Cemetery the Office can be offered for the Purgatorial victims and can reduce their sentence in the Purgatorial flames by your offerings brought to them from the Lenten High Altar
Mary Mediatrix of All Graces bring us repentance to the feet of Jesus
The Papal appointed Apostolic (Czar) over the Franciscan Friars of The Immaculata, Father Volpi, has just been found guilty in an Italian Court of defamation, lies, and misconduct.
He has been ordered to pay $20,000 Euros and make public apology to all the media outlets of his wrongs against the Manelli Family and the FFIs
The deposed leader of the FFIs Father Stephan Manelli is from a noble Catholic family with two ancestors that are Sevants of God and one in whose cause towards Beatification is up for Venerable – Francesca Romano translates for us from Italian and for those that read/speak Italian the direct link to the Italian is also within the links
The question remains really for the Holy Father, having the Apostolic Commisioner over the FFIs admit his guilt is not enough, how long will he let the crushing of the former fastest growing Traditional Catholic Order in the world be persecuted into non-existence
Photographs at the bottom of FFIs at Griswold Liturgy and former traditional Pontifical Masses
Books by renown author Father Stephan Manelli and the Manelli family and their great love of Eucharistic Adoration
Unlike the Carolinas where the State Supreme Court judges stepped down and resigned last month before being forced by the federal government to perform homosexual marriages and or allow judges in their districts to perform same
In Alabama there is a stand-off between the chief State judges refusing to allow homosexual marriage in the state of Alabama or permit any judge to permit same and the Federal government’s override mandate now escalating against the State of Alabama – Alabama is one of close to 20 States that have filed to cede from the union of the United States of America
The USCB finally responds to wide spread Catholics complaint about silence and inactivity on major issues by weighing in with an official statement condemning the Fifty Shades of Gray movie and it’s glorification of the abuse of women and the sexually profane as a lifestyle
The USCB is still silent however on the recent CRS (Catholic Relief Services) official denial of misconduct and financial corruption (without any supporting facts responding to multiple page reports on misallocation of Catholic funds to pro-homosexual, pro-euthanasia and pro- abortion apostolates) just a two line ‘official denial’
At Marquette University however the situation is escalating with still no official responses from the Bishops
Real communistic philosophies begin to set in here as this Catholic University moves to “protect their students from Catholicism”
“The American Association of University Professors” has taken the side of the Catholic Church in a counter lawsuit and it may go to the high Courts
Please write · Archdiocese of Milwaukee Address: 3501 S Lake Dr, St Francis, WI 53235Phone:(414) 769-3300
Ask the Dicastry specifically if this will become a precedent case and/or will this be the first Catholic institution that defends homosexuality as part of it’s identity and will their Catholic name and identity continue to remain intact at this University in the eyes of the public and the See of Milwaukee, WI – If you explicitly REQUIRE a response and list yourself and your parish as Faithful Catholics they are REQUIRED to respond Again if they do not respond you of course have recourse to the Papal Apostolic Nuncio to the US in Washington DC – Archbishop Carlo Vigano
Your prayers and Holy Activism are having an impact !
In the words in Pope Leo XIII “Catholics are born for combat”
It is what we were ‘primarily put here for” the eternal PEACE is to be brought about in the next world by helping to bring as many souls as possible with us – God willing, we His lowly humble servants, are allowed to enter as well
May your shrovetide- your household purging of desserts – sweets and your Pancake Tuesday go well
PS There is a call for volunteers at Holy Innocents – cleaning – coordinating – handing out flyers etc….If you are available please attend
It is expected that even with the freeze that between today Monday the 16th and Ash Wednesday 02/18/15 that over 1000 people will receive the Sacrament of Penance and over 2000 will receive Ashes on the fasting & sackcloth solemnity day that is the day after tomorrow
Also note that
A week from this Saturday 02/28, there will be a novus ordo pontifical Mass of the Dead by Cardinal Dolan offered for the soul of Father Benedict Groeshel more to follow – on events update day…
Both Saint Valentines were buried along the Via Flaminia was an ancient Roman road leading from Rome near the Milvan Bridge of Ponte Milvio over the Apennine Mountains One a Priest and the other a Bishop and Martyr from the late 200s AD
Declared Saints in 496AD by Pope Gelasius I these two Saints as well as a third Valentine of Africa were always celebrated on 02/14
He was the Bishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia whose See (Cathedral) is pictured here, below. As you can see it is a real place and he is real Saint that has interceded on the many centuries for millions of people in the supernatural ways that the God-man Jesus Christ (that became humanly incarnate and was crucified) not only permits but promotes as unique component within the economy of our salvation process
When non- Catholics ask us — “Oh so this was a Catholic thing ?! February 14th ?’ Valentines” …When we answer …’Of course ….These same people searching for the Truth look to modern Catholic calendars and find it’s not celebrated at any point in the year in the new rite nor for the past 50 years They instead find ?! Saints Cyril and Methodius and they give up as a tall tale told by Catholics.
What is the Truth ?
Saint Valentines is celebrated for close to two millennia on 02/14 and have many venerations of both Sacred Tradition and regular regional traditions Vatican II suppressed the Feast and also moved the July 7th, 3rd class feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius onto 02/14 attempting to blot it out
The Mass this morning and this afternoon in the Traditional Rite was of course Saint Valentine – red vestments – red altar linens ect…If the church has had a stained glass window of Saint Valentine or the rare statue of Saint Valentine (if not broken down with the marble high Altars in the post conciliar era) then the images were of course incensed during the Sacred Liturgy.
There are, as we all know, Parishes where the 2nd iconoclast movement of the Catholic Church -1970 through the 1980s is still extant and has not been reversed – It is sadly waiting for that generation of liberals, Bishops and priests, in any given area to pass on. A wait is on in many regions for the the younger generation to inherit the authority in order to initiate a much anticipated Parish by Parish Catholic restoration
It’s essential that we all participate in putting an end to the era of the post 1960s revolution within the Church and express to Pastors, Pastoral Vicars, and Deacons our refusal as Catholics to put up with it any longer and our current methods to defund them and to actively fund the Catholic restoration