Aside from major news on the SSPX – there are stories herein that are integrally related
Quite a few have asked – why is so very little of what is really going on in the Catholic Church , as seen here , not being broadcast or available anywhere either in the regular media, the Catholic media, or via the Church itself – valid question –
It’s quite simple. There is radical liberal majority in the Church whose power base is only now visibly starting to crumble at the facade, yet they continue to enforce their edicts that the revolution within the Catholic Church WILL NOT be aired under any media they have influence in and control of, and anyone that does not maintain the affront of the sheen of denial – ( the reigning corporate culture of the Catholic Church) is subject to suppression and or potential sanctions- full stop-
Pope ready to regularize SSPX? : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
Letter to all the prelates of SSPX by their superior general was just leaked, indicating a Society wide call to accept a potential regularization to Personal Prelature – as ‘an Order in full communion with the Church’
The letter is extensive and appears as if the SSPX and other high ranking Vatican prelates among the Faithful and Orthodox Catholics see the SSPX as being able to bring a life of order and holiness back to into Church that is here embroiled in crisis on every issue
The Vatican will allow the questioning of Vatican II without a requirement of its adoption for the traditional order & its Catholics, it’s acceptance of it as a non-doctrinal pastoral approach that is NOT infallible Catholicism (which every professional theologian and faithful Cardinal has maintained from the beginning !)
The Schmidberger Letter urging SSPX acceptance of regularization: English translation and French original
In general in the Catholic Church something has to break here in this raging two Churches that are completely opposite on the interpretation of every doctrine – dogma- Sacrament – theology and philosophy – To attempt to maintain that there is not preconciliar Catholicism and postconciliar Catholicism, has begun to move from the realm within the Church as a phenomenon of denial to a lie that is becoming tantamount to a confessible serious sin
Some key examples
The Spain Archbishop has just banned THE PREFECT OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE DOCTRINE OF FAITH – THE CDF himself from speaking at a University to present his new book- The Archbishop claims HIS C. Muller’s theology, (as if there was such a thing) of his orthodox Catholicism is against the Pope ! Archbishop Bans Cardinal Müller From University Because New Book is, “Against the Pope”
The Pope just wrote to and acknowledged Hans Kung ?! the dissident and suspended Ad Divinis – Vatican II theologian – This periti advisor to Vatican II, you will remember, has been calling ( from the beginning) for ‘ Communion for the married and divorced” “Refutation of the Real Presence” Abolition of celibacy and women Priests !
CatholicHerald.co.uk » Pope replied to my letter on infallibility debate, says Hans Küng
There was another major leak this week in France – The head lodges of Freemasonry had their servers infiltrated
There is about to be published an extensive list of Priests, High Ranking Prelates and Politicians that are active members of the Masonic construction of the new world order – I expect that by this time next month this will be a game changer that will partially end the Catholic era of the denial of the revolution in the Catholic Church underway since Vatican II and escalating in every decade hence –
Masonleaks — Leak of Documents from the Grand Lodge of France
Michael Voris in a famous video-taped talk examines Western culture, especially as expressed in America, and how, like in the last days of the Roman Empire, the sun may be setting over an entire civilization.
Please be advised that there will be a reasonably priced summer week Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Canada that will be honored to be with groups of other devout Catholics departing from two location- 06-27 to 07-02-16
As promulgated also by Father Christopher Salvatore, the Pilgrimage will highlight a coordinated walk through the Holy Doors of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Quebec
Please see the flyer links to the pdfs below for the financial details and the two NYC departing locations
Enter in – the errors of the neo-Catholic religion of many within our Holy Mother Church
Although John Paul II had himself ventured into waters of false ecumenism on many an occasion, he never attempted to change the doctrine or the catechetical dogmas of the Catholic Church.
Today’s neo-Catholic Church actually encourages Catholics to attend protestant assemblies and events at which events there is ALWAYS a promotion of divorce of Christ from His Body the Church (in word or literature), which of course is theoretically and physically impossible
We have professional lay Catholic people today that work in rectories and dicastry offices and many confused Catholic Priests telling people it is not only ok to attend protestant speakers, events and to “experience” islamic cultures first hand but makes encouragement of their heresy public
Those that have studied the reformation know that it was largely the errors of protestantism that were a direct contributor to the spread of the multiplicity of the apostasy of islam on much greater scales of magnitude.
The dichotomy of all this was that it was Saint John Paul II himself in a speech at Salmanca that stated verbatim ” Be on guard against the dangerous illusion of separating Christ from His Church and the Church from the Magisterium”
But it is the new Catholic religion come about, that is telling us quite the diametric opposite – that we need these “experiences” so that we can “enter in” to the mystery of Christ and towards the goal of having an “‘existential’ experience in Christ’ Therefore today’s spiritual sensory craving orientation of peoples increasingly seeks out heresy rather than to use the opportunity to infuse themselves with the knowledge of the hows and whys of the actual errors vs. the abject Truth.
The then Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) termed this as false . He stated that outside of Holy Mass there should be attended events of solid Catechesis and stated flatly Catechesis is essentially intellectual and aims to transmit knowledge, NOT to produce an existential experience or to what is called the ‘insertion’ into the mystery of Christ
Here we have some the errant deviations causing dissolution within the mystical Body of Christ at their root and to whose confusion a sword has emerged in our midst to help remedy
Eddy also posted it to the Holy Innocents NYC communities in both the English version as well as the Italian below link
Some of us knew that Bishop Schneider was working on a response to Amoris Laetitia, so we were certainly waiting for his views on that exhortation.Bishop Schneider shares about the dangers that are very possible with some of the very confusing and contradictory interpretations that are already out there about the exhortation regarding venial vs. mortal sin, sacramental marriage vs. irregular (sinful) unions, etc..
The Papacy Begins Reorganizing The Vatican Bypassing Ruling Congregations – Marginalizing Any Semblance of Orthodoxy and Promoting Open Dissent As Orthodox Cardinals and Bishops Begin To Become Suppressed And Silenced
Shot Across the Bow for Cardinal Pell — Non-Bergoglians Have a Difficult Situation in the Roman Curia
No difficulty can arise that justifies the putting aside of the law of God which forbids all acts intrinsically evil. There is no possible circumstance in which husband and wife cannot, strengthened by the grace of God, fulfill faithfully their duties and preserve in wedlock their chastity unspotted.-Pius XI, Casti Connubii
Infallible Catholic teachings on Marriage – CASTI CONNUBII
The Traditional Catholic Theologians – Family and Lay Organizations and the 3rd Orders Must Unite – It’s Clear That Clergy Will Be Persecuted If Speaking Out Against This Radical Liberal Autocratic Regime
Priests From The Pulpit In Sunday Sermons Begin To Speak Out And Protect their Flocks
The errors of Amoris Laetitia The danger in being the first to stop clapping- Sermon By Tradtional Catholic Priest Calling For “A Faithful Catholic ” Resistance To Pope Francis – Audio Link On RORATE CÆLI:
For older teens and young adults everyone must have a Catechism of the Council of Trent in every household (“the big black book” ) It is solid and of infallible decree – otherwise known as the “Roman Catechism”
The Catechism of the Council of Trent (with Supplemental Reading: Catholic Prayers) [Illustrated] –
If you have a young adult considering a vocation and or you do Catholic apologetics individually or in small group for separated friends and family you must have a 1917 Code of Canon Law book on hand to know what is true and what is not true
The 1983 version is just a continuation of the same …..amorphous non decisive teachings
The 1917 or Pio-Benedictine Code of Canon Law: in English Translation with Extensive Scholarly Apparatus
Thomas Aquinas – The Summa Theologica or interpretive translation prior to the Council
Close to half of everything that has been issued an Imprimatur /Nil Obistat after the Council is erred and therefore meaningless – The amount of books that have either apostate or heretical teachings in them with a post-conciliar Imprimatur /Nil Obistat has exceeded the hundreds and hundreds and are easily into the thousands
Here is one that is a good starter there are dozens of other solid ones – reminding us that we must start over with people from Natural Law onward
Most everyone is already aware, in detail, of the heretical false ecumenism of the Catholic NAB – Bible – the “New American Bible” that is used in the new Mass – Remove it from your household library it makes almost as many unauthorized changes to words – sentences and topics that the jehovahs witness bible does
No bible teacher uses it either in the New Rite or the Old -not even Jeff Cavins packaged bible classes based on reading through the Covenants between God and Man uses it, it’s horrendous
For Main Catholic Family Bible everyone should save for a Haydock
Haydock – Douay Rheims Bible – Large Print: 9781885692115:
The Revised Standard Version that everyone always asked me about has dozens and dozens of corrections back to Truth but still contains many protestant errors that change the meaning of sentences
Most people are shocked that the new Rite continues to use that NAB in the Mass in the US – The Hispanic countries new Rite is bad but no where near the NAB – The pride and errors of the USCCB are just egregious
Even more fascinating is that over 25% of all the people that have returned to traditional Catholic Rites
The Roman Rite – The Greek Rite – The Malabar Rite etc…have done so because of studying Scripture
Visit the cemeteries on the anniversary of family members passing – Print copies of the Office of the Dead – bring lilies – organize visiting a diner or restaurant around the family event
Pray For the Dead patriarchs of our families (that are alive in Heaven) after meals
Call for the intercession of passed relatives and great Papal Saints upon the current Papacy – – Do one meal family fasts with prayers for the errors of the Holy Father
Help organize conferences for Faithful religious and theologians to speak to people about the beauty and the mysticism of the Church within the Church and the need to move beyond the new religion of the Catholic revolution whose veneer has begun to disintegrate and be revealed to hundreds of millions of Catholics that did not previously know that there has been two Churches in the Catholic Church for over four decades now !
Saint Paul with sword drawn in St. Peter’s square in Vatican City
Saint Mark The Evangelist Feast Mass in The Traditional Rite this Monday Evening April 25th At 6:15pm at the Dominican jewel of Saint Catherine of Sienna on 68th Street is being sponsored by the NY Purgatorial Society
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered by Father Michael Barone of Bayonne, NJ
See Flyer below for more details —>
For Thursday afternoon /evening of April 28th at 7:00pm at Saint Anthony of Padua, Jersey City, NJ
There will be a High Requiem Mass for the repose of the Soul of Sister Mother Angelica
For Sunday afternoon /evening May 1st at 5:00pm at the Church of The Holy Name of Jesus in Prospect Park, Brooklyn there will be a Solemn High Mass for the Feast of Saint Joseph The Worker –
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered by Canon Jean Moreau
See Flyer below for more details —>
For Corpus Christ Thursday On May 26th at 7:00pm the Traditional Rite Mass at the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel NYC will be followed by outdoor evening procession with an honored Ny Police escort
The Flyer link below is in English French and Italian whose communities as well as Spanish are all very well represented at the Shrine —>
Corpus Christ Thursday Procession At Holy Innocents NYC also on May 26th will of course have it’s outdoor Procession through through the garment district with chanted music following – Traditional High Mass At 6 :00pm
Traditional Catholic Fall Retreat For Men – Saint Mary’s House – Sloatsburg, New York – 1st weekend in November
What is this all about?!
The Catholic Church, the one true Holy Apostolic Roman Catholic Church is under a continuous siege that has moved from without the Church to a revolution within Church since the 1960s
It is in the process of deposing the theocratic model of the Church and distribute power to a form of Christian democracy in the failed models of protestantism
It is entertaining proposals from the feminist women’s lobby in their quest for roles in the Vatican congregations as well as major Dicastries
The current Pope that was prophesized by Malachy a 12th, century Archbisho, p to be the last Pope of the Catholic Church (which could potentially mean the last reigning Pope that possessed magisterial authority prior to divesting the authority Papacy, dispatching it to local collegiality and declaring personal conscience rule the day
The current Pope has promised to dedicate in his Pontificate one entire Synod to the “ collegial “ discussion of laicizing the priesthood and removing the requirements of Priestly celibacy in the west
It must first prepare the way to polygamy before polytheism (multiple gods) can be restored to paganism in the west
The Anti-Christ is coming – the prophesy that in the end of times men will become women and women men is upon us and has escalated it’s full force upon civilization
How will the relativist radical secular humanism of anthropocentrism force the world to worship Baphomet the rising false God of androgyny -? And the re-ushering Inconceivable many will say …I will never do it…..most will say
The engines of the “Goat of Mendes” –the uniting of the forces through Hollywood(s) plural – fueled by powerful masonic governments that are in support of ultra-feminism will change the minds and the will of people by disseminating its message in every form of media to the depths of the souls of the peoples
It is the
The rising phoenix
The eastern mystery religions of the coming to power of the joining of opposites. It decries its Litany that goes on and on ….”I am the whore AND the virgin” , “”I am he AND she” ” I am the night and the day” …for pages …..
You will remember how Satan – the ultimate dragon brought Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior to the top of the parapet of the Temple and unto the mountain tops and showed him all the Kingdoms he would give him charge of he were to yield to him but Jesus rebuked him
In the frustration of the enemy and to have the people worship his creation he was reminded that he was unable to create a bird or even as much as a bee but satan remained steadfast that one day he would create something and he would form the worship of the world of it because as he believes he is the reigning prince of this world and this right he believes is his regardless of his near pending extinction
Therefore he created “The Transvestite” that will rise to power
In today’s scripture Reading in the Office of Readings In The Liturgy of the Hours is – Revelation 13
3And I saw one of his heads as it were slain to death: and his death’s wound was healed. And all the earth was in admiration after the beast. 4And they adored the dragon, which gave power to the beast: and they adored the beast, saying: Who is like to the beast? and who shall be able to fight with him? 5And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things, and blasphemies: and power was given to him to do two and forty months. 6And he opened his mouth unto blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. And power was given him over every tribe, and people, and tongue, and nation. 8And all the dwell upon the earth adored him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb, which was slain from the beginning of the world. 9If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10He that shall lead into captivity, shall go into captivity: he that shall kill by the sword, must be killed by the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints11And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. 12And he executed all the power of the former beast in his sight; and he caused the earth, and them that dwell therein, to adore the first beast, whose wound to death was healed. 13And he did great signs, so that he made also fire to come down from heaven unto the earth in the sight of men. 14And he seduced them that dwell on the earth, for the signs, which were given him to do in the sight of the beast, saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make the image of the beast, which had the wound by the sword, and lived. 15And it was given him to give life to the image of the beast, and that the image of the beast should speak; and should cause, that whosoever will not adore the image of the beast, should be slain.
Without being profane the ‘wound’ discussed in Scripture is its genitailia. Further to the substantiation points, you will notice that when the States were battling one at a time for legalizing sodomite marriages as well as in other parts of the world (and there were hundreds and hundreds of legal professionals in it’s evil employ) that what delayed the States from falling faster one after another you will find in many a news release was the lobbyists of the creation of a 3rd sex’s bitter hold out for their legal ultimate trophy – “rights for the transgendered” which is written into the majority of the States constitutions in a great litany of details
States in the majority held laws all the way up until the 1950s that if caught in an act of homosexuality it was punishable by a felony conviction – Reiterating those facts and laws is now a hate crime in several of those same States – Fulfilling Scripture where the good and the righteous will become viewed as bad and the opposite will become the good and the righteous and made to appear same in the eyes of the people
While not advocating any specific site/apostolate /religion or person in these videos, here are some links– to give the overall idea and the weight of the Scriptural prophetic nature and the Sacred Tradition concept that the beginning of the end of times has clearly begun
Insertion of advanced chemical bio-engineering and to speed the sex change processes of the new race
It will become legal and part of required tax contributions
It’s power will advance just like abortion has and everyone is now required to financially contribute to the rights of your neighbors to kill their children in the womb – something inconceivable several decades ago
Therefore everyone will potentially meet the requirement of serving the beast or go to jail
Before I digress topics and go into a humorous slant during a serious subject and discuss the US constitutional rights to bear arms and protect one’s family & property and where good legal gun stores are located – laughs
Remember ! that it’s goal is to shut down the womb and have others worship its crushing – Our Davidic Queen has crushed its head once and in the Incarnation of the Word of God that became flesh She will again and that is why this same era of contradistinction will now also be called the Reign of Mary
For we Serve the Majesty of Her Son
The United Nations is committed in it’s top three agenda items to making transgender equal rights- a global requirement and you will see that escalate in these days in strange out of proportion speeds
Most believe “IT” will rule – if not in this generation then the one that immediately follows and it will inact global abortion rights from conception past the womb – even unto new definitions of “personhood”
If the people will allow IT to overcome them and be ruled by them – The Lord will allow it in a chastisement that many will say the current world deserves.
The Church will help it along and it will become illegal to pray for the conversion of a homosexual to heterosexual in the near future
For all this talk of trusting Shepards and becoming more docile sheep – that is NOT this era – This era call for the rise of the Church Militant and a war time concigliere
Diocesan Pastor Calls Brother Priests to Stand and Resist, Warns ……………
What if the one attempting “Shepard the Sheep” in a certain cornered direction is a Wolf ?
There has been a route change to the walking Pilgrimage that prefaces the walk through the Holy Doors – Sacrament of Penance and Historic Traditional Cathedral
UPDATE FROM UNA VOCE NEWARK:
Update: The meeting place has changed! It will be the Barringer High School parking lot west of the cathedral across Ridge St.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
There will be a pilgrimage to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. It will proceed through Branch Brook Park, known for its cherry blossoms, to the Holy Doors of Mercy at the cathedral. The pilgrimage will culminate in a Solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form offered at the main altar.
8:00a.m.: Meet at Barringer High School parking lot west of the cathedral across Ridge St.
9:30a.m.: Crossing of the Holy Doors of Mercy (Confessions available)
10:00a.m.: Solemn High Mass
The Pastor of the local ICKP at the Oratory has notified the communities that due to Saturday morning Soccer games affecting Branch Brook Park /Heller Parkway parking lot capacity the new Parking Lot will be near the Cathedral next to the school (between 8:00am and 8:15am) and will proceed from there to a portion of Branch Brook Park
The Canon’s note is below as well as the Cathedral and Mass posters below it
From: Canon Moreau Of The Institute of Christ The King
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2016 8:36 AM
To: Robert Sheridan
Cc: Mansuetarius; Ivan Sciberras; Bertotti, Mark
Subject: Cathedral Mass / Pilgrimage Route Change –
Saturday April 23, Change of route for our pilgrimage to the Cathedral basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark:
I was told that the Heller parkway parking lot will be busy with the soccer field players. So please park your car at the Cathedral parking lot, so that you will find it after Mass: we will start our walk at 8: 15 AM from there through the park for a short loop, time to pray/sing the Holy Rosary:
Do not enter the Cathedral before the processional cross at 9:30 am.
Invite your friends and families
See you then, God bless our pilgrimage
For Saturday April 23rd
Our families and traditional communities would kindly like to invite you to a Walking Pilgrimage as sponsored by the Oratory of Christ The King Sovereign Priest at Saint Anthony of Padua West Orange, NJ
The Pilgrimage walk is through a section of Branch Brook Park while praying for the Holy Father, and which will begin between 8:00am- and 8:15am
The pilgrims will then walk through the Holy Doors of the Newark Archdiocese Cathedral – “The Basilica of the Sacred Heart” in Newark, NJ, attend the Sacrament of Penance – and then attend a landmark Traditional Mass – the first at the High Altar since Vatican II – and receive a Plenary Indulgence !
Please join us in attending these historic moments and assist us in propagating for the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary
More details on the flyer below in photo and pdf flyers >
Re-introducing the late Cardinal Leo Joseph Suenens who passed away in 1996
He was the leading Vatican II prelate that #1 formed the moast controversial of the Vatican II documents contested and challenged for their Catholic authenticity for decades Lumen gentium and Gaudium et spes.likewise he was the primary Ecclesial advocate of the Charismatic Catholic (“Renewal” ?)
Both he and Shorborn broke the Latin only Ecclesial composition by authoring Guadium Et Specs – new constitution – “in French” and initiating the first controversies of language interpretation and being open to the spirit – as many of the same words and phrases in the document (that was also adjusted many times with omissions and additions ) in something completely different than it’s Italian /Latin version of the same document of non-binding pastoral content to insinuate a new law –
Same method being used today as in the above current news stories as seen here
aka Guadium Et Specs Concluding statement in French “We wish to give the force of law to all that we have set forth “
In Italian “What we have here established and ordained we wish to remain valid and effective for now”
And on and on …etymologists have had a field day with the hundreds and hundreds of discoveries of the intended contradictions and re-compositions of Post Concilar Catholicism
What these Cardinals have in common is ushering in – personal interpretation by “the Spirit” – in becoming the new leading Ecclesial advocates of the Charismatic Renewal to propagate same They have been on-board from the beginning, and have indoctrinated many a Bishop, with liberalizing Holy Communion to divorced and remarried and to all of its current abuses such as protestant “ministers” of Holy Communion in the hand and on and on ….
As Pope Benedict XVI had repeatedly stated ministers are only present in protestant assemblies and there are no ministers in the Catholic Church only Deacon and Sub-Deacons – Pope Benedict likewise banned all lay distributors of Holy Communion as well as banning Holy Communion in the hand
Watch any Papal event from his last years on You Tube and you will see people who stick out their hands for the Lord’s Sacrifice being rightfully denied Holy Communion to which the protestants of course objected and the Charismatics sided with the protestants
One of the head NAE directors – Meet Samuel Rodriguez
Samuel Rodriguez – claim to fame is his relationship with the Charismatic Catholic Renewal which he personally considers a God send because it sends him the majority of all of his converts
Quoting him directly =”If you are fortunate enough to be part of the Charismatic Catholics the majority of you will be a member of one of my Churches within 10 years” as statistics continue to prove him correct https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Rodriguez
Samuel Rodriquez responsible for more conversions of Catholics than any other ex-Catholic evangelical Pastor has a specialty in “inviting ” Charismatics to his not so moderate easier world http://www.politicalresearch.org/2012/10/02/rev-samuel-rodriguez-not-so-moderate/#sthash.iYrIhi6I.dpbs
The Charismatic Appetite of the Cult Of Experience “Does it deviate from a true form of Catholic Penance and true Communion” on New Orthodox Review
Why is not the Catholicism of our fathers – their grandfathers and their grandfather ancestors enough for us today – Does the timeless Faith of the ages lack something ?
Was the Catholic Church wrong and is there now a great shining enlightenment upon it in the last fifty years ? (As Vatican II and the Charismatic Renewal are roughly the same age )
Or do statistics in the United States indicate that in the last 50 years we have lost 40% of Diocesan Priests – 50% of religious order Priests – 40% of Brothers 90% of vowed religious order teachers and 75% of the nuns are gone
These are facts of the current era since Vatican II from the US Bishops current statistics
The obvious trajectory
If we continue at the current trajectory “In the spirit” and “open to personal interpretation” 50% of the Catholic Churches and schools that are still open today will be completely shuttered in 36 months. If the traditional Catholic restoration movement is not embraced on a wider level and the current Episcopate’s radical liberal and egalitarianism is not deposed and properly excoriated as every generation of Patriarchy and Saint before us have done then we will witness in the very near future the devastated vineyard
An evening event for homeschooling parents, and parents who are interested in homeschooling.
Please join us for a panel discussion with experienced homeschooling moms who will share their tips! Cumulatively, they have decades of homeschooling experience, including homeschooling large families, single children, families with babies and toddlers in the home, and homeschooling through high school. These moms will share their experiences and wisdom, and will address questions.
6-7 pm, Adoration
7-9, Panel discussion and conversation Location: St. Anthony of Padua Oratory, 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
What follows are background for both the initiated and the uninitiated- Keeping in mind this relativistic secular Education Crisis that is bankrupt of authentic Catholic ideals morals, virtues and the Catholic imagination resident within the Mystical Body of Christ began long before the infiltration of the government’s Common Core fiasco into establishment Catholic schools
The following is the Forward on a book entitled “Restoring The Family” by Mirian T Horvat PdD
It is in our view that the American traditionalist and conservative movements are probably the most important in today’s world. Often, one of their characteristics is courage. I will focus on just one point . Because parents objected to the revolutionary path of public schools and progressivist hues of religious institutions of learning , they refused to send their children to them . From this general reaction the initiative of home-schooling was born. These parents did not fear the fashionable accusations : “Your children will not have companions to socialize with” or “your children will not have a diploma after finishing their studies” They cared first about the spiritual and intellectual health of their children; the rest would come And come it did. The State has already started recognizing these studies pursued at home so that homes-schooled students can enroll in universities . Also and even better , various conservative and traditionalist colleges have been founded here and there to provide higher education to these youth after high-school. Therefore, the American home-schooling initiative won citizenship . At the beginning of the battle were two principal elements: Catholic Faith and courage
The successful American experiment provides a good example to be followed by those European and Latin American Catholics who are also conservatives or traditionalists, but still fearful of social pressures. My Intention, however, is not to enter into the moral counsels. I want to point out another interesting consequence of the mentioned initiative
By taking their children out of those schools and keeping them at home, the parents, perhaps without realizing it entirely, were creating conditions for a Catholic restoration of family life. Several factors contributed to this fact
First, this reaction on the whole represented a leap back in Catholic religious formation to a state of things before Vatican II, which means a return of 50 years. As for the general education, this reaction signified a return to a state of things before public schooling became compulsory under law, that is about 100 years ago. What this return signified then is that the children are being raised in a healthy moral milieu, out of the stream of the most recent revolutionary customs and ideas
Second, when the children are at home, the parents must educate them, the mother during the day, the father after work. This education is no longer the cold anonymous education of remunerated employees of a distant instant institution, but a personalized instruction given in an ambiance of love and respect. Instead of money to form their children, the parents have to give of themselves, their old school books and recall those forgotten rules of grammar so necessary to speak well, those main facts of History indispensable for a clear understanding of the political and social reality or even those boring laws and formulas of Physics and Chemistry that will allow their children to analyze what is happening is Science today. When a brother or sister is more advanced, he or she also helps teach the younger children . Besides the learning at home, which we believe can be more efficient that elsewhere, this familiar instruction is an inestimable factor of psychological stability and security for children who grow up in a warm ambiance of consideration.
This, the confidence of children in their parents increases. Instead of being viewed as merely the ones who pay for their outside education, the parents are seen as teachers, the ones who know and explain for them what are life, religion, history, and science. It is not necessary to stress that this continuity of the same familiar thinking is a powerful factor to avoid conflicts and improve harmony inside a home.
Without the pretension of presenting a complete picture, I simply wanted to exemplify how the Catholic family found a great factor of restoration in the homeschooling movement
Explaining these principals are of course not limited to home schooling but of course overlap to touch on the importance of family traditions for a Catholic home: the significance of maintaining the same house and land to avoid instability and the disappearance of the family; the importance of the father and the goodness of the mother
In another example given in conclusion,
a traditional Catholic family that Dr. Horvat described of an 18 year old – “a ray of light that crossed her path” – the eldest daughter of a large family, her mother a housewife and home schooler, who stayed at home teaching the children and re-assuming the parental right and duty to educate the children. Her father with a confident, calm, air, clearly the head of his family The daughter beautiful, composed, with a purity of countenance proper to the feminine ideal, told me she had finished her high school studies.
What will you do now ? I inquired. “I’m going to stay home I can help my mother and set up a little home business with an idea my father and I are working on. I can’t imagine going away and living by myself. I love my little brothers and sisters and want to be part of their lives “
Instead of following the modern fashion to leave home at age 18 to get a job and apartment , or move to a dormitory in a university far from home to assert her “independence”, this girl realized the value of being part of a whole, the family, with the protection it afforded to develop her personality
What this young lady was expressing, without realizing it was the life of her family was sufficient for her to fulfill her existence . First , she felt that she was fulfilling her filial fraternal duties. Second she was acquiring the taste for the small pleasures and happiness that a life lived with temperance brings. Third, with this unpretentious and joyful way of being, she was preparing herself to be a faithful wife and good mother in the future. Fourth, and foremost she was pleasing Our Lord and Our Lady who had with Saint Joseph in Nazareth a simple life like this filled with all the simple blessed pleasures the family life can bring. This family life yesterday as today, is born from tradition and founded on the principals of authority, hierarchy, and courage, lived in a calm and confident environment. That this life is beginning to re-emerge in families offers a hope of grand regeneration to come.
On the promise of a future regeneration of Christian civilization Msgr. Delassus once wrote ‘ It is true that God at times chastises – and there is a chastisement in the present situation (in our Church and civilization). But it is also true that God does not repent of His gifts, Sooner or later, He will re-place Christendom on the pathways of its youth . And this cannot be too late.
It is my hope that this small book “Restoring The Family” will, with the help of our Lady , contribute in some way to this restoration.
Additional background on the current situation and how parents have come to experience how deeply destructive Common Core has been to the formation of their children contributing to the movement of Home Schooling having grown to over a million Faithful people
The Federal Takeover of Catholic Education Began Here
State threatening anti-Common Core parents with jail?
Parents in South Carolina who are part of a nationwide revolt against Common Core say they are being threatened with “criminal accountability” if they prevent their children from taking the tests required by the controversial educational-standards program.