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Traditional Lenten Friday Mass Followed By Stations Of The Cross At Holy Innocents NYC Beginning at 6:00pm -followed by Outdoor candlelit Procession to Herald Square for persecuted Christians – See flyer for more details ->
Or See The HI Bulletin For the week and or specific address/direction info – On the link ->
ICKP Lenten Day of Recollection for Young Adults in Missouri – On Novus Motus Liturgisucs
Sursum Corda is a nationwide initiative of the Institute of Christ the King which aims to foster the spiritual lives of young adults. Tomorrow, March 30, it will offer a Lenten day of recollection for Catholic young adults (18-35), at the church of St Brendan, located at 615 S Washington St in Mexico, Missouri.
First Saturday High Mass In Reparation To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary – In Raritan, NJ At The Shrine Of The Most Blessed Sacrament @ 11am- Seek Flyer for more details
Catholic Underground New York – 1st Saturday Vespers And Adoration – April 6th At 7:00pm @ OL of Good Counsel NYC – Convivium and Entertainment Hour In The Underground Space To Follow The Hillbilly Thomists – Dominican Friars = ending with N.O. Compline – links below
Catholic Artists Society Of NY On April 13th presents a talk by Fr. Robert Imbelli –At The Catholic Center At NYU The Catholic Artist as Custodian of Real Presence – On CAS – An Association of Artists and Media Professionals
Count St. Nuno Álvares Pereira, Constable of Portugal
From the Propers of Traditional Mass For Friday after the 3rd Sunday of Lent
Introit Psalm 85
Show me, O Lord, a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be confounded because Thou, O Lord,have helped me and consoled me. (Ps 85: 1) Incline Thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am needy and poor. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Show me, O Lord, a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be confounded because Thou, O Lord, have helped me and consoled m
Accompany our fasts, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with thy benignant favor, that as in the body we abstain from nourishment, so in the spirit we may fast from vice. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever
Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have committed, nor according to our iniquities.
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
— The Massacre of the Innocents (c.1585) by Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594), Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice.
The Holy Innocents are the children who were slaughtered at the orders of King Herod, in the hope that by killing every boy born in Bethlehem at the same time as Jesus, he would succeed in killing the new-born King of the Jews.
There was nothing about those baby boys that made them deserve death. Look at any one of them, and you can see that he had no chance to do anything, or be anyone, or become anyone. He had done nothing. He had done nothing bad, he had done nothing good. He was born, and then he died, and that was all there was to him. So passive are these babies that some people find it hard to understand how they can share the title of “martyr” with people like St Stephen (the day before yesterday), who insisted on preaching the truth until his hearers stoned him for it, or St Thomas Becket (tomorrow), who insisted on living the truth until his king had him killed because of it. These children did not insist on anything except their mothers’ milk; and unlike Stephen and Thomas, there was no voluntary act of theirs that we can see as making the difference between being martyred and not being martyred.
So in our rational human terms these children are a puzzle, and that is one reason why God has inspired the Church to celebrate this very feast – to show us how inadequate our seemingly rational, worldly-wise thoughts are. As he reminds us again and again throughout salvation history, his thoughts are not our thoughts. Babies may not rank high on the scale as far as our human calculus is concerned; but then neither do sparrows, and yet God has told us that God sees and counts every one of those.
The Holy Innocents can stand, therefore, for the “unimportant” and “unnecessary” pawns, child and adult alike, that permeate the whole of human history, the ones who can be sacrificed for some greater cause because they “don’t really matter”; the eggs that were broken to make an omelette… or even broken to make nothing at all. There are plenty of them, one way or another. The feast of the Holy Innocents reminds us that in God’s eyes (that is, according to the true value of things), no-one is unimportant, no-one is unnecessary, no-one “doesn’t really matter.” However meaningless their lives and deaths may seem to us, they shine glorious in heaven.
On a more personal level, the honour given to the Holy Innocents reminds us that if we suffer or even die for God’s sake, it has value even if we have little or no say in it ourselves. Honouring them effectively honours also the martyrdom of the people these children could have become, and their children’s children as well; and at the same time we can remember the contemporary and continuing massacre of those who die before birth for the convenience of those who have them killed.
Progresisivst Catholicism and the reigning hierarchy today bases itself by majority on the new Catholic direction of the non-binding pastoral Council of the 1960s that is Vatican II
Vatican II suppressed Catholic scholasticism and the Scriptural exegesis of the Church Fathers and now bases itself on the following theologies and philosophies, of immanentism , transcendental anthropology , modern humanism, evolution, conciliarism (democracy in Church governing) theological pluralism, and modern secular science and philosophy. In the post conciliar era it has added feminist theology, liberation theology, and syncretism with elements of non-Christian religions , suppressed the Catholic State – the monarchical forms of Church government, and the process of condemning errors. It is now forbidden to forbid – This new commandment echoes through all the Conciliar documents in the implementation of the theologians and the Priests it has been drilled into to impart unto the people.
We must remember that this Council and these are PASTORAL recommendations that came to a head as a culmination of an era close to 200 years of the Catholic Church’s battle with Modernism which formally condemned by multiple pre-Conciliar Popes but none so articulately as Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi or the Syllabus of Errors . Many of the previously banned and sanctioned theologians of this condemned school of thought were brought back and reinstated by John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II – these facts can easily be corroborated in our modern era of reliable data
The likes of Koenig , Suenens, Schillebeeckx, Rahner Von Balthasar, de Lubac, Congar, Kung , and Chenu took all of the previously condemned theologies of the enlightenment era, of the late 18th century and the 19th century – the lodge philosophies, eastern mysticism , immanence, transcendence, the awakening of man in the rights of man – revived them, reinvented them, brought them into Council floor and then hammered them into implementation into Society. These revolutionaries, whose philosophies and theologies were previously condemned were made into Bishops , Cardinals and promoted into leading theologians with honored chairs of Pontifical Universities and became leading respected names in the new conciliar Catholicism in their academic journals and ecclesial society circles.
Through the suppression of the previous meaning of pastoral , through the documents and the new teachings they then redefine pastoral to now mean ‘coming into existentialism’
Guadium Et Spes one of the 16 central documents of the Council and one of at least three main documents that each contain dozens of heresies that violate the infallible teachings of the eternal magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church states
“Let the faithful blend the new sciences and their doctrines and the understanding of the most recent discoveries with Christian morality and doctrine . this their religious practice and morality can keep pace with their scientific knowledge and with an ever-advancing technology so that they will be able to appreciate and interpret all things in a more truly Christian spirit”
It is licit to speak of a new age of human history hence fresh avenues are open for the refinement and the wider diffusion of culture These avenue have been paved with enormous growth of natural human and social sciences by progress in technology and by advances in the development and organization of the means by which men communicate with one another
Guadium Et Spes again-
“ By virtue of the Gospel committed to her , the Church proclaims the rights of man . She acknowledges greatly and esteems the dynamism of our times by which these rights are everywhere fostered”
These are but a few examples – There are dozens and dozens more that they are only just now attempting to implement – Even a cursory review of this document Lumen Gentium and Unitatis Redintegratio, is enough to shock the faithful Catholic (even one who has not done comparision studies of traditional preconciliar Catholic philosophy & theology and its new counterparts that to seeks to irradiate the old Church in both its physical and logical form as supposed god given mission of its founders
There are no gnostic secrets here – The teachings are published in black & while and spoke in open public One need only compare them each to what the Church has always held to be true and to see the fruits of the new ‘religion under construction’
Quoting directly one of the main authors of the Council one of this premier theologians the Dominican Priest Father E. Schillebeeckx,
“I want to summarize certain fundamental emphasis and attitude in the way of the Church understands herself as they are officially formulated in the documents of Vatican II
The erroneous brutal interpretation formerly given to the idea of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (There is no salvation outside the Church ) has been overcome . It becomes increasingly clear that salvation is no longer an exclusive possession of the Church
The Roman Catholic Church now recognizes the authentically religious aspects of non-Christian religions and even the presence of the Christian “new man and consequently of Christianity itself in all men of good will
God’s salvific will is also more clearly recognized outside Israel and Christianity As a consequence one must admit that there are elements of revelation outside of Israel and Christianity “
For each one of these statement he cites a section of Vatican II document to back up his summary
We then turn to Bishop Boaventura Kloppenburg , the main chronicler of Vatican II summarizes the new teachings and the on-going process to overthrow Roman Catholic teaching
Quoiting directly Bishop Kloppenburg’s writings
“ Vatican II positively gives value to non-Christian religions , in these religions one can always find elements that are good , true beautiful , just and holy, even though mixes with others that are bad, erroneous, or unacceptable.
All these precious doctrinal fragments of Vatican II lead us to an obvious conclusion : outside the Church (that is outside the visible structure of the Catholic Church as it is concretely realized in history) there is also salvation! Today , as the Council demonstrates we are FORBIDDEN to understand the axiom in the sense invented by Saint Cyprian, its author , or by Saint Augustine , or by by the formula of Faith proscribed by Innocence III to the Albigenses, by the Fourth Lateran Council, or by Boniface VIII, or by the already mentioned decree of the Council of Florence against the Jacobites.
Hence we are facing one of those cases (and there are others) supposed by the VII Decree Unitatis Redentegratio of the incorrectness of enunciating (prior Catholic ) doctrine. “
Translation =They just declared himself to be like George Orwelll and the for all of us to be citizens in the book 1984
“The theologian is invited by Guadium et Spes to discover a more tailored , intelligible and acceptable formulation required to express matters on the previous Faith “ If you’re not starting to hear scary music in the background – you should be .
“In the new pneumatological essence of the Church the Council now sees the presence and action of the Holy Spirt as outside the Church” The spirit uses them as a means of salvation infuses interior gifts into non –Catholic Christians (Unitatis Redentegratio 3c)
His Grace operates in non Christians who ignore the Gospel (LG- 16a )
Fast forward to the same Bishop Kloppenburg in 1985 – (no reference to 1984 intended here)
Having proven himself up for the new religion implementation Pope Paul II makes Bishop Kloppenburg the Vatican Secretariat for Non-Christian religions , Kloppenburg then proceeds to set up ecumenical worship with Brazilian African tribal religions of voodoo worship and request of the Congregation of Rites and special hybrid Rite for them to worship with Catholics . In the well documented cases of his dialogue and ceremonies involving a whole hoist of Brazilian Bishops with Candombie and Umbanda – African voodoo worship religions – His work culminates with a visit from the Pope in a an ecumenical prayer and to bless the work , Bishop Kloppenburg and his diligent insightful understandings of the new teachings of Conciliar Catholicism
Never any mention of sin and the need for constant prayer to overcome the religion of paganism and their many false gods
Psalm 4:2How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods
Psalm 40:4Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
Psalm 31:6-8 I hate those who worship false gods. I trust only in the Lord.I will be glad and rejoice in your love, because you saw my suffering; you knew my troubles.
You have not handed me over to my enemies but have set me in a safe place.
The fruit of it is plain to see as the people of the false gods come to power. Catholic Churches Are Being Desecrated Throughout France and the Authorities do Not Know Why – On The Eponymous Flower
But the world knows why , the Quran and the muslim people reject the divinity of Christ and are mandated to fight to the death overthrow it
It’s The End of the World as We Know It – History Shall repeat Itself – On The Remnant Newspaper –
And old heresies never die; they just put on bellbottoms and tie-dyed t-shirts and adopt the lingo of fashionable socialism. The idea that Jesus was just a nice man who wants you to be nice to poor people and migrants is one that has about it the whiff of these old Christological heresies. Certainly we have seen that the Bergoglian/Kasperian faction in Rome manifestly do not hold the orthodox, Catholic, Chalcedonian Christology and have no compunctions about correcting the Son of God for His lack of “mercy”.
The Lord said to Moses, “Here is the covenant I will make. Before the eyes of all your people I will work such marvels as have never been wrought in any nation anywhere on earth, so that this people among whom you live may see how awe-inspiring are the deeds which I, the Lord, will do at your side. But you, on your part, must keep the commandments I am giving you today.”
“I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. Take care, therefore, not to make a covenant with these inhabitants of the land that you are to enter; else they will become a snare among you. Tear down their altars; smash their sacred pillars, and cut down their sacred poles.”
“You shall not worship any other god, for the Lord is ‘the Jealous One’; a jealous God is he. Do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of that land; else, when they render their wanton worship to their gods and sacrifice to them, one of them may invite you and you may partake of his sacrifice. Neither shall you take their daughters as wives for your sons; otherwise, when their daughters render their wanton worship to their gods, they will make your sons do the same.”
“You shall not make for yourselves molten gods.”
“You shall keep the feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days at the prescribed time in the month of Abib you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you; for in the month of Abib you came out of Egypt.”
“To me belongs every first-born male that opens the womb among all your livestock, whether in the herd or in the flock. The firstling of an ass you shall redeem with one of the flock; if you do not redeem it, you must break its neck. The first-born among your sons you shall redeem.”
“No one shall appear before me empty-handed.”
“For six days you may work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; on that day you must rest even during the seasons of plowing and harvesting.”
“You shall keep the feast of Weeks with the first of the wheat harvest; likewise, the feast at the fruit harvest at the close of the year.”
“Three times a year all your men shall appear before the Lord, the Lord God of Israel. Since I will drive out the nations before you to give you a large territory, there will be no one to covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the Lord, your God.”
“You shall not offer me the blood of sacrifice with leavened bread, nor shall the sacrifice of the Passover feast be kept overnight for the next day.”
“The choicest first fruits of your soil you shall bring to the house of the Lord, your God.”
“You shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with them I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” So Moses stayed there with the Lord for forty days and forty nights, without eating any food or drinking any water, and he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
From the treatise On Prayer by Tertullian, priest The spiritual offering of prayer
Prayer is the offering in spirit that has done away with the sacrifices of old. What good do I receive from the multiplicity of your sacrifices? asks God. I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams, and I do not want the fat of lambs and the blood of bulls and goats. Who has asked for these from your hands?
What God has asked for we learn from the Gospel. The hour will come, he says, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. God is a spirit, and so he looks for worshipers who are like himself.
We are true worshipers and true priests. We pray in spirit, and so offer in spirit the sacrifice of prayer. Prayer is an offering that belongs to God and is acceptable to him: it is the offering he has asked for, the offering he planned as his own.
We must dedicate this offering with our whole heart, we must fatten it on faith, tend it by truth, keep it unblemished through innocence and clean through chastity, and crown it with love. We must escort it to the altar of God in a procession of good works to the sound of psalms and hymns. Then it will gain for us all that we ask of God.
Since God asks for prayer offered in spirit and in truth, how can he deny anything to this kind of prayer? How great is the evidence of its power, as we read and hear and believe.
Of old, prayer was able to rescue from fire and beasts and hunger, even before it received its perfection from Christ. How much greater then is the power of Christian prayer. No longer does prayer bring an angel of comfort to the heart of a fiery furnace, or close up the mouths of lions, or transport to the hungry food from the fields. No longer does it remove all sense of pain by the grace it wins for others. But it gives the armor of patience to those who suffer, who feel pain, who are distressed. It strengthens the power of grace, so that faith may know what it is gaining from the Lord, and understand what it is suffering for the name of God.
In the past prayer was able to bring down punishment, rout armies, withhold the blessing of rain. Now, however, the prayer of the just turns aside the whole anger of God, keeps vigil for its enemies, pleads for persecutors. Is it any wonder that it can call down water from heaven when it could obtain fire from heaven as well? Prayer is the one thing that can conquer God. But Christ has willed that it should work no evil, and has given it all power over good.
Its only art is to call back the souls of the dead from the very journey into death, to give strength to the weak, to heal the sick, to exorcise the possessed, to open prison cells, to free the innocent from their chains. Prayer cleanses from sin, drives away temptations, stamps out persecutions, comforts the fainthearted, gives new strength to the courageous, brings travelers safely home, calms the waves, confounds robbers, feeds the poor, overrules the rich, lifts up the fallen, supports those who are falling, sustains those who stand firm.
All the angels pray. Every creature prays. Cattle and wild beasts pray and bend the knee. As they come from their barns and caves they look out to heaven and call out, lifting up their spirit in their own fashion. The birds too rise and lift themselves up to heaven: they open out their wings, instead of hands, in the form of a cross, and give voice to what seems to be a prayer.
What more need be said on the duty of prayer? Even the Lord himself prayed. To him be honor and power for ever and ever. Amen.
How the Battle of Rocroy Began In Defense Against False Religions – On Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
Watch “CATHOLIC CHAOS: Where Do We Go From Here?” -On Remnant TV via YouTube –
Michael Matt Again hits it on the nail – Arianism and the Rising Catholic hierarchy apostasy is requiring a uniting of traditional Catholic apostolates and a powerful faithful Catholic lay movement of traditional Catholic restoration
Do we need another Synod of Sutri to deal with the Pope’s malfeasance? Prof. Grzegorz Kucharczyk On CMTV
All of this has already happened in the history of the Holy Church: dependence of rulers of this world, moral corruption among the clergy, the weakness of St. Peter’s successors. In short, the Dark Ages. Moreover, these sins have always fostered the expansion of heresy, such as Arianism in the Constantinian age, when Byzantine emperors regarded themselves as “bishops in external matters of the Church,” or in the age of the Protestant Reformation, which, apart from the spiritual darkness of the soul of Rev. Martin Luther, became the ground on which many bishops submitted to the trend of the world (the phenomenon of accumulation of ecclesiastical ranks and offices) to such an extent that, instead of being shepherds, they became mercenaries, or sometimes even wolves prowling in the Lord’s sheepfold.
Pope Francis: Changes Canon Law New rules for religious life – Vatican News
Why ? – Thousands on “unofficial “ leave of absence from their Orders to escape the liberal persecution of the new Catholicism – Temporarily at other conservative apostolates all over the world = He wants them dismissed
What is the new Catholicism ? = the acceptance of pan-religion salvation and ecumenism with non-Christian religions , essentially Arianism . People that don’t see this are partially blinded and have not talked to as many ordained religious as we have.
InAnimus Delendi II – by Atila Guimaraes we read the denouncements never before made with this clarity. Within Catholicism secularization is moving toward a trans-Socialist structure to replace the State. Ecumenism is heading toward a pan-religion or the acceptance, with the joining together of Arianism under the hegemony of the Jewish religion and the acceptance of islam – The denial and relativizing the divinity of Christ in Catholicism and to merge the arian beliefs of still waiting for the ‘last’ messiah to come is prevalent not just through the Vatican II periti’s philosophies but in the Vatican II Council documents themselves, the reversal of the dogma of extra eclesiam nula solas , the promotion of pluralism & personalism in ontology and a perennial ecumania that constantly points towards syncretism . A religion based on man, a new humanism with ‘reinventions of love’ redefining the biblical exegesis of the meaning of ‘love’ devoid of any concepts of sin.
In short it is a killing that re-creates the slaughter of the Holy Innocents by Herod
Dorian Gray and the Picture of Theodore McCarrick -On OnePeterFive Sadly, the portrait of disguise that McCarrick so maliciously employed endures today. It has not yet been taken away. That bishops can safeguard other bishops is most probable. That other ecclesial McCarricks could still be prowling free in the Church is completely imaginable. That the odorous sins of spiritual fathers are currently begetting sins in their spiritual progeny is likely. That suffering will continue, and despair heighten, is certain. The Picture of Uncle Ted lives on.
Roman Catholic Faithful Heading to Washington State – On CMTV
“They had to get rid of the 1917 Code of Canon Law because of its treatment of the sin of homosexuality/sodomy,” said Brady. “Likewise, they had to end the use of the Baltimore Catechism because it made very clear where the Church stood on these and other issues — including the fact that only a priest could touch the Sacred Host.”
What Should We Make of Bishop Barron? – The Arian Understanding Of Christianity and the abolishment of hell – On Crisis Magazine
We do well to recall the vision of hell Our Lady gave to the children at Fatima. Here is how Sr. Lúcia described the vision in her Fourth Memoir:
When the Lady spoke these words she opened her hands as she had in the two months before. The radiance seemed to penetrate the ground and we saw something like a sea of fire. Plunged in this fire were the demons and the souls, as if they were red-hot coals, transparent and black or bronze-colored, with human forms, which floated about in the conflagration, borne by the flames which issued from it with clouds of smoke falling on all sides as sparks fall in great conflagrations without weight or equilibrium, among shrieks and groans of sorrow and despair that horrify and cause people to shudder with fear….
The Theological Hypothesis Of A Heretic Pope – PDF Book on the link below, which presents the perennial teachings of the Catholic Church , researched and written by one the most well respected faithful Catholics theologians and historians in the business – Brazilian TFP’s Arnaldo Vidigal Xavier Da Silveria – as translated by TIA John Russell Spann
See the part #2 section of this well established Catholic thesis
Further to the point , there are only three religions in the world
There is authentic liturgical Trinitarian Christianity , there is the former now abrogated covenant of judaism, and lastly there is paganism . Satanism & the occult can and never will be considered a religion as it is the enemy of humanity and natural law
While Arianism is nothing more than the ancient apostasy of Arius creating heresies within heresies creating a convergence of eastern mystery religions , buddhism, adventism (aka jehovahs witeness) hinduism , modern judaism, and islam , it was and still is all virtually the same religion which is = paganism
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Hispanic Society Museum and Library –By Tom McDonald, NYC Transit retiree
If you take a trip to Upper Manhattan, to an area called Audubon Terrace, there is a fabulous showcase full of history and wonder situated within the environs of Boricua College.The Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library, located on Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets, offers up some wonderful history from Spain and Latin America. It was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington, who sought to establish a free public museum and library that would study, through art and sculpture, the culture of Spain, Latin America, and the Philippines. More than a century later, with a statue of Castilian nobleman and military leader El Cid seemingly standing guard outside, one can see that Huntington achieved this goa.
The Museum and Library collections cover nearly every aspect of art and culture in Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines into the 20th century. The scope of the collection of Hispanic works is second only to that of ones in Spain itself. Detailed sculptures take up much of the main floor and epic paintings line the mezzanine balcony just above it. Masters like El Greco and Goya are represented, as are various other lesser known artists. Upon entering the main hall with the mezzanine above, the feeling of an ancient culture is palpable. The reddish-brown walls above play off the decorative arches that line the ground floor in a way that is both visceral and imaginative. Of all the smaller museums that I have visited, the Hispanic Society Museum has the greatest feel to it, one that inspires thoughts of the times represented.
There is a featured gallery room to the right of the main hall and at the time of my visit, the walls of this gallery featured absolutely stunning murals by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923), under the title “Vision of Spain.” By viewing the 360 degree panorama images in the gallery, you can experience the way Sorolla tells the story of the Spanish people in graphic detail.
Vision of Spain mural by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Rooms adjoining the mezzanine showcase porcelain plates and vases and house more mundane things like storage trunks and furniture from as far back as the 17th century. The museum is complimented by a research library which contains manuscripts, atlases, charts, and rare books. The Hispanic Society holds a number of learning programs, concerts, and lectures inside the museum proper. It is a remarkable resource for anyone who wishes to learn of the cultures of Spanish and Latin America.
The 1 train to 157 St or the C train to 155 St leave you just a short walk from the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library. The M4 and M5 buses stop at 155th Street and Broadway, as well.
March 26 – St. Ludger – On Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
A Century Of Revolutions Continues Following The Protestant Revolution and French Revolution – Roberto de Mattei
On the eve of the First World War, the men who were at the helm of the Barque of Peter were two saints: Pius X and his Secretary of State, Rafael Merry del Val. St Pius X died a month after the start of the War and understood its catastrophic significance.
During the First World War the Russian Revolution broke out. It was the matrix for all the other social and political revolutions that came after. The totalitarianisms of the 20th century destroyed the old order, but they didn’t build a new order. The essence of totalitarianism is not the hypertrophy of the State, as many believe, but the destruction of the natural, social order. Totalitarianism dissolves, in effect, all principles and institutions and renders man destitute of any social protection – to achieve the dictatorship of chaos. Political, intellectual and moral disorder was the common thread of the 20th century – the century of revolutions, world wars and genocides. The bloodiest century in Western history.
The ’68revolution was a Revolution that didn’t shed blood like those previously, but it shed something much worse: it shed the tears of a generation that didn’t only lose their bodies but lost also their souls. Sixty-Eight was the most devastating of all the preceding Revolutions because it enthroned chaos in the everyday life of Western man.
The Second Vatican Council was a cultural Revolution which preceded that of ’68. The slogan which sums up the spirit of ’68 is “It is forbidden to forbid” (Il est interdit d’interdire), which means: “it is forbidden to affirm”. Every affirmation, in effect, if it is clear, firm and categorical, entails the negation of the opposite affirmation. To forbid to forbid means that there are no categorical affirmations, absolute rules nor non-negotiable principles. Man does not act by following rules, but by obeying impulses, sentiments and desires.
This idea was formulated for the first time by John XXIII in his allocution which opened Vatican II on 11 October 1962. Pope John explained that the Council had been launched not to condemn errors or formulate new dogmas, but rather to propose, with language adapted to new times, the perennial teaching of the Church. We are told that Church doctrine does not change but only the way in which this doctrine is communicated. What actually happened was that the primacy attributed to the pastoral dimension effected a revolution in language, in mentality and in the life of the Church.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider: On the Question of a Heretical Pope – On OnePeterFive
The Jersey City Area Traditional Rite Community temporarily celebrating liturgies at the gorgeous convent chapel “Our Lady Of The Sign” in the Greenville section of Jersey City this Sunday – See the flyer to come support-> inset below
Holy Innocents NYC Stations of the Cross following 6:00pm traditional Mass with veneration of a 1st class relic of the true cross – See the bulletin for the 3rd week of March for more info->
Rosary Rally in Defense of Traditional Marriage 2019 – This Saturday March 23rd In Conjunction with several thousand other cities – 12 noon – Location = At the intersection of Northfield Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way- in West Orange, NJ
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Landmark Loew’s Jersey – Jersey City
For those interested in seeing the occasional ‘Classic Movie’ in an historic movie palace restored and run by volunteers there are always decent movies to see at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey – On Journal Square’s Jersey City –(with validated discount parking available behind the theatre ) replete with turn of the century movie palace chandeliers , brass fixtures, the old heavy glass mirrors , and parlor foyers to the ladies and mens room . This place is a traditional architecture historical wonder
One such film to see is – Breakfast at Tiffany’s –At Landmark Loew’s Jersey – Jersey City Saturday March 30th at 6:00pm
For those of us that are part of the counter revolution and active students of the revolution in all its nuances forms This film in a color 1960s NYC is a ground breaking study in how the revolution was just at the cusp of breaking full blast into the culture , this is a good stop on the great adventure
All the movies there begin with Organ playing from the completely restored classic organ and house pipes , along with an introduction to the movie that occasionally has an extra that was in the movie or writers on the original work or adapters of the original play say a few words of introduction – So it’s a tradition to attend early to leave time to walk around the lobby and the labyrinth of the restored mezzanine area overlooking the lobby and the entrances , similar to a Radio City vista.
Romantic Love (Part 2) – By David Lane –On Tradition Restored
The second post of Chapter VI of Irving Babbitt’s Rousseau and Romanticism, “Romantic Love,” in which Babbitt shows how the romantic lover’s “ever-fleeting” object of desire only turns out in the end to be the lover himself in disguise.
Virtues & Traditions of a Healthy Family by Msgr. Henri Delassus
According to the designs of Divine Providence, progress must develop and grow with age, and thus it is necessary that the human family not be wiped out in each generation. The family bonds must subsist between those who have already passed away and those who are living, weaving together all the descendents of a vigorous dynasty.
Rome’s Most Popular Church: Warning Notice About Reception of Communion – The Eponymous Flower
The Franciscans, whether for a concrete or preventive occasion, at the entrances to the church brought a multilingual reference reminding and admonishing the faithful and visitors of the church in Italian, English, French and Spanish:
“At the Holy Mass, only baptized persons who are in the state of grace can receive Eucharistic communion.”
From the preamble to the Introit /Propers of today’s Ferial Mass for the Friday in the 2nd week of Lent
Souls are bought dearly They never come cheaply There is always enough human weakness and malice at hand to blind men to the need of repentance. The same forces oppose, even violently at times , any attempt to change people. Envy is sometimes the reason for the opposition, as in the cases of Saint Joseph and Jesus Christ our Lord. If consistent Christian integrity and a zealous apostolate seem unreasonably difficult , a mediation on the crucifix should recall that the death of the God-man was not considered too high a price to pay for the redemption and winning of souls.
Ps 16:15 But I shall appear before you in justice , I shall be content when your glory shall be made manifest Hear O Lord a just cause ; harken to my supplication
March 22 – The Le Moyne: nobles of North America – On Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
Biblical Typology For Children: Three Books From Emmaus Road Publishing – On Novus Motus Liturgicus – Books Building the Way to Heaven: The Tower of Babel and Pentecost
The End of the Fiery Sword: Adam and Eve and Jesus and Mary Into the Sea, Out of the Tomb: Jonah and Jesus
Mediatrix Of All Graces PDF Book On The Link – On Knights Library Books
Boccaccio’s Famous Women Florentine Manuscript of the First Italian Translation Signed & Dated by the Scribe Copiously Annotated with Early Poems on Women – On Martayan Lan’s Rare Books Midtown Eastside NYC
Endorsement letter of the Society For the Defense of Tradition Family and Property from Bishop Vasa the Ordinary Of The Diocese of Baker of this excellent book from 2002 that relates to today’s scandals and understanding them in terms of the unity and unicity of the Church
Gaucher de Châtillon Dies Defending St. Louis IX of France – On Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
Watch The 1970s Never Went Away | On This Episode Of The Vortex On CMTV
“The 1970s Never Went Away And many bishops are keeping it that way.The 1960s was the decade when things first became visible, where various symptoms of the rot in the culture were beginning to appear. If the symptoms began appearing then, the illness itself seized full hold in the 1970s. In the United States, all the structures of society and the Church began to visibly crumble. The wheels simply came off the wagon.
All over the Church, what had been hidden for the preceding decades started to come into the light and be accepted by clergy.”
Pope Francis shows no regret over a shocking appointment | By Phil Lawlor On Catholic Culture
“In a statement of condolence after the death of Cardinal Godfried Danneels, Pope Francis summed up the ecclesiastical career of the Belgian prelate in two sentences. Pay particular attention to the second sentence:
This zealous pastor served the Church with dedication, not only in his diocese, but also at the national level as president of the Conference of Bishops of Belgium, while being a member of various Roman dicasteries. Attentive to the challenges of the contemporary Church, Cardinal Danneels also took an active role in various Synods of Bishops, including those of 2014 and 2015 on the family.”
Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week – (No Mention Of Islam Vandalizing Christian And Jewish Tradition and Architecture All Over France) On Breitbat
In the case of the desecration of Catholic churches, the vandalism has spoken for itself: ridicule of the figure of Christ on the cross and desecration of major altars.
The Catholic hierarchy has kept silent about the episodes, limited themselves to highlighting that anti-Christian threat and expressing hope that politicians and police will get to the bottom of the crimes.
Media Censorship In North America Escalates – Thought Police Come After Canada: Man under fire for “Islamophobic” 2-year-old video with 475 views that links Islam to violence – On Robert Spencer’s Site
Mainstream Media And Social Media In Total Corruptive Anti-Christian Anti-Social Media Mode
A Catholic Call to Courage – On Crisis Magazine Let us stop calling it “fake news” and start calling it by its other name—lies. Let us stand up for life—all life, the unborn, the refugee, the poor, the sick, and the elderly. Let us test our courage …..Said Solzhenitsyn: “A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today… Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the entire society. There are many courageous individuals, but they have no determining influence on public life… Political and intellectual functionaries exhibit this depression, passivity, and perplexity in their actions and in their statements, and even more so in their self-serving rationales as to how realistic, reasonable, and intellectually and even morally justified it is to base state policies on weakness and cowardice… Must one point out that from ancient times a decline in courage has been considered the first symptom of the end?”
The Connection Between Distributist Land Reform And The New Liturgy by Patrick Odou SocialismAway with “medievalism” and “medieval customs” Distributists constantly present to Catholics the idea that they are trying to revive Christendom. They build socialist worker communes and call them guilds, as if their self-management socialist groups have anything to do with medieval guilds. But Eric Gill, a founder of Distributism, said the exact opposite concerning the Middle Ages. Gill viewed medieval customs and medievalism as an obstacle to the Church’s revival:…
“The liturgy must be revived, revived, i.e., made alive again. But ‘to revive the liturgy it is first necessary to disinter it.’ It is buried at present beneath a load of medieval and post-medieval custom.” (p.9)
He added: “Will this cause scandal?…What do you want? Do you want a continuance of an obscure medievalism? Do you pin your faith to a mere revival of medieval music?” (p.10)
Link between liturgical reform & the back to the land movement The Distributist founder makes an interesting comparison of ideas. He compared the liturgical reforms he proposed to the “back to the land” movement. According to him, both are trying to bring power and control back to the people: “The only important thing and the only thing that matters is to bring the altar to the people. Its is like the cry “back to the land” which means back to the people, back to humanity and in this connection we must add, back to Christianity, back to the Incarnation.” (p.10) The sin of pride creates an egalitarian mentality that hates any inequalities. Just as Gill’s Distributism hates the division between intellectual and manual labor, the existence of different classes, and the inequalities between the employee and employer, so also does Gill hate the division between the people and the clergy, or even any division between the people and God. He declared:
“The divorce between the clergy and the people, between the people and the altar, has become as wide as the distinction between the artist and the factory hand, the responsible human worker on the one hand and the irresponsible tool on the other.” (p.9)Gill’s hatred for the rich as such is well summarized in this statement: “He [Christ] came not to make the poor rich and the rich richer, but to make the rich poor … and the poor holy.” (p.10) The conclusion to this article is both solid and clear: Eric Gill, a founder of Distributism, was a progressivist and a precursor of Vatican II.
How did we get this far , why is the entire western world unwinding ? All of it , all roads lead to Rome . The Vatican II corruption of Catholicism and the heresies of religious liberty
A Question of Doctrine: Religious Liberty According to Vatican II – On News
The current issues with the International States Governments and the Media Censorship Worldwide All Stem From The Black And White Errors Within These Documents & Concepts From The Vatican II Council – ……A Question of Doctrine: Religious Liberty According to Vatican II – On FSSPX.News
Dignitatis humanae – On The Vatican Web Site This document contains more heresies that violate established , proclaimed, and infallibly declared doctrines, dogmas and teachings of Roman Catholicism than has ever been published in any document . The central tenets of the fraternal brotherhood of mankind , liberty and equality for all beliefs and the rights of man above all other rights. While only 50 years old the texts are actually hundreds of years old and come out of the constituions of the lodges of grand orient ecclesial freemasonry AND ARE NOT BINDING UPON THE FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC
Can Documents of the Magisterium Contain Errors? Can Catholic Laymen Resist Them?: – The Teachings Of The Doctor Saints and Popes Of The Eternal Magisterium of The Church and collected in one volume By Arnaldo Xavier da Silveira
Saint Joseph depicted from the Quito school of royal sacred art and architecture
March 19Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin MarySolemnity Written by Sarah Ciotti And Taken From The New Rite Divine Office
Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, of the house of David. At the time of the Annunciation, he was working as a carpenter in Nazareth. He trusted his angelic vision, accepted Mary as his wife, and dutifully traveled to Bethlehem for the census. Later, he participated in the Presentation, led his family safely into Egypt and when called, faithfully returned to Nazareth. In other words, his decisions were integral in God’s plan for humanity and this holy man chose well. John Paul II honored Joseph in an exhortation entitled, Redemptoris Custos (Guardian of the Redeemer). In it, he discussed St. Joseph’s role in the plan of redemption and states, “’The obedience of faith’ must be given to God as he reveals himself. By this obedience of faith man freely commits himself entirely to God, making ‘the full submission of his intellect and will to God who reveals,’ and willingly assenting to the revelation given by him.’ This statement, which touches the very essence of faith, is perfectly applicable to Joseph of Nazareth.”
Take from the new Rite Office of the Readings
From the letter to the Hebrews 11-1-6 The faith of the ancients
Faith is confident assurance concerning what we hope for, and conviction about things we do not see. Because of faith the men of old were approved by God. Through faith we perceive that the worlds were created by the word of God, and that what is visible came into being through the invisible.
By faith Abel offered God a sacrifice greater than Cain’s. Because of this he was attested to be just, God himself having borne witness to him on account of his gifts; therefore, although Abel is dead, he still speaks.
By faith Enoch was taken away without dying, and “he was seen no more because God took him.” Scripture testifies that, before he was taken up, he was pleasing to God – but without faith, it is impossible to please him. Anyone who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he rewards those who seek him.
By faith Noah, warned about things not yet seen, revered God and built an ark that his household might be saved. He thereby condemned the world and inherited the justice which comes through faith.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called, and went forth to the place he was to receive as a heritage; he went forth, moreover, not knowing where he was going. By faith he sojourned in the promised land as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs of the same promise; for he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose designer and maker is God.
By faith Sarah received power to conceive though she was past the age, for she thought that the One who had made the promise was worthy of trust. As a result of this faith, there came forth from one man, who was himself as good as dead, descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sands of the seashore.
All of these died in faith. They did not obtain what had been promised but saw and saluted it from afar. By acknowledging themselves to be strangers and foreigners on the earth, they showed that they were seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking back to the place from which they had come, they would have had the opportunity of returning there. But they were searching for a better, a heavenly home. Wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
From a sermon by Saint Bernadine of Siena, priest The faithful foster-father and guardian
There is a general rule concerning all special graces granted to any human being. Whenever the divine favor chooses someone to receive a special grace, or to accept a lofty vocation, God adorns the person chosen with all the gifts of the Spirit needed to fulfill the task at hand.
This general rule is especially verified in the case of Saint Joseph, the foster-father of our Lord and the husband of the Queen of our world, enthroned above the angels. He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: Good and faithful servant enter into the joy of your Lord.
What then is Joseph’s position in the whole Church of Christ? Is he not a man chosen and set apart? Through him and, yes, under him, Christ was fittingly and honorably introduced into the world. Holy Church in its entirety is indebted to the Virgin Mother because through her it was judged worthy to receive Christ. But after her we undoubtedly owe special gratitude and reverence to Saint Joseph.
In him the Old Testament finds its fitting close. He brought the noble line of patriarchs and prophets to its promised fulfillment. What the divine goodness had offered as a promise to them, he held in his arms.
Obviously, Christ does not now deny to Joseph that intimacy, reverence and very high honor which he gave him on earth, as a son to his father. Rather we must say that in heaven Christ completes and perfects all that he gave at Nazareth.
Now we can see how the last summoning words of the Lord appropriately apply to Saint Joseph: Enter into the joy of your Lord. In fact, although the joy of eternal happiness enters into the soul of a man, the Lord preferred to say to Joseph: Enter into joy. His intention was that the words should have a hidden spiritual meaning for us. They convey not only that this holy man possesses an inward joy, but also that it surrounds him and engulfs him like an infinite abyss.
Remember us, Saint Joseph, and plead for us to your foster-child. Ask your most holy bride, the Virgin Mary, to look kindly upon us, since she is the mother of him who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns eternally. Amen.
You are God: we praise you; You are the Lord: we acclaim you; You are the eternal Father: All creation worships you.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise: Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
The glorious company of apostles praise you. The noble fellowship of prophets praise you. The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.
Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you: Father, of majesty unbounded, your true and only Son, worthy of all worship, and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.
You, Christ, are the King of glory, the eternal Son of the Father.
When you became man to set us free you did not spurn the Virgin’s womb.
You overcame the sting of death, and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at God’s right hand in glory. We believe that you will come, and be our judge.
Come then, Lord, and help your people, bought with the price of your own blood,
and bring us with your saints to glory everlasting.
Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance. — Govern and uphold them now and always.
Day by day we bless you. — We praise your name for ever.
Keep us today, Lord, from all sin. — Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
Lord, show us your love and mercy, — for we have put our trust in you.
In you, Lord, is our hope: — And we shall never hope in vain.
The Then CDF Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (aka Pope Benedict XVI) : “Criticism of papal pronouncements will be possible and even necessary, to the extent that they lack support in Scripture and the Creed” On Rorate
Day Nine Of The St Joseph Novena
Saint Joseph’s Constancy By Saint Francis de Sales
Now, our glorious Saint Joseph was endowed with all the virtues of constancy, perseverance, strength and valor, and practiced them marvelously well. As regards his constancy, did he not display it wonderfully when seeing Our Lady with child and not knowing how that could be, his mind was tossed with distress, perplexity, and trouble? Yet, in spite of all, he never complained, he was never harsh or ungracious towards his holy Spouse, but remained just as gentle and respectful in his demeanor as he had ever been.
But what valor and strength did he not display in the victory which he gained over the two greatest enemies of man, the devil and the world, and by the practice of a most perfect humility, as we have said, throughout the whole course of his life? The devil, who for want of humility, and because he would not accept if for his inseparable companion, was driven out of heaven and cast down into hell, is so great an enemy to the lowly virtue, that there is no sacrifice or invention he will not use to make men fall away from it – so much the more because it is a virtue which renders them infinitely pleasing to God. We may therefore well say, “Valiant and strong in humility; he will be conqueror at once of the devil and of the world, which is full of ambition, vanity and pride.” Conf XIX, On the Virtues of St. Joseph, p. 379.
Our Father, Ave Maria, and Glory Be …..
St. Joseph, saint of March 19 Commentary By Professor Plinio Correa De Oliveiria – On TIA