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Wednesday 31 May 2017

But for a chicken leg, John?

Malcolm Muggeridge, the legendary English author and journalist, knew Svetlana Stalin, the daughter of Soviet dictator, “Uncle Joe,” Stalin. It was through Muggeridge that it came to be known that on his deathbed, Stalin was plagued with terrifying hallucinations when suddenly, he sat up halfway in bed, clenched his fist and shook it towards heaven, before falling back down, dead. The last gesture of this murderous, sadistic loser was to defy and curse God.

As Catholics, we know that the only sin that God cannot forgive and will not forgive is the sin against the Holy Spirit – that is, final impenitence and an utter rejection of His Divine Mercy. While we cannot state with knowing certainty, based upon known knowns, it is likely that Joseph Stalin is in Hell.

In 1938, John Terrance Shields was born in New York City. The Irish-American Catholic became a priest sometime in the 1960’s probably around 1965. His formation would have been prior to, and during, the Second Vatican Council. Shields became "disillusioned" with the Church after the death of John XXIII particularly over what he saw as a rejection of the liberality of John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council by Paul VI. He was particularly disturbed by the Pope's affirmation of Original Sin, the theology of which Shields abhorred. He left the priesthood, and came to Canada in 1969. We assume that he was “laicised” by the Church. Eventually he married, a woman and then another woman.

Just like Stalin, Shields was a darling of the political Left. Alas, if only the similarity ended there.

In his book, The Priest Who Left His Priesthood in Pursuit of Cosmic Spirituality, Shields wrote, "I have drawn great personal strength from knowing that my conscious energy will persist beyond the moment of my death."

What arrogance. What hubris.

Euthanasia is now the law of the land in Canada and the cause has been led for years by those living on the west coast. Having left the priesthood and married, Shields was dying and chose, as did Stalin, to shake his fist at God and take his own life, with the aid of the doctor who murdered him, the nurses who assisted and the politicians, lawyers and judges who enabled it.

“Two days before he was scheduled to die, John Shields roused in his hospice bed with an unusual idea. He wanted to organize an Irish wake for himself. It would be old-fashioned with music and booze, except for one notable detail — he would be present. The party should take up a big section of Swiss Chalet, a family-style chain restaurant on the road out of town. Shields wanted his last supper to be one he so often enjoyed on Friday nights when he was a young Catholic priest — rotisserie chicken legs with gravy.”  John Shields, who had a rare and incurable disease called amyloidosis, was relieved to discover he qualified for medical assistance in dying. John Shields would have his “last supper.”
The link to the whole, original article in the New York Times follows. Catholics with faith will find it chilling.

A supper like the “one he so often enjoyed on Friday nights when he was a young Catholic priest — rotisserie chicken legs with gravy," on a day when Catholics, priest and laity alike, are to do penance and refrain from flesh-meat.

He was as defiant in his priesthood as he was on his deathbed actively shaking his fist at heaven and mocking the Church in exchange for a rotisserie chicken dinner.  

Catholics can have hope that if John, before taking that final breath, before the brain waves flattened and his heart ceased to beat, called out from his mind to the LORD whom he abandoned for his Divine Mercy, he would have been heard.

Because of John Shields' example, how many others will choose to follow his path where more than the chicken is on the rotisserie.

Tuesday 30 May 2017

It's okay, Your Holiness, we feel the same about him.


As John Robson of the National Post, so wryly points out, "The Pope is a lucky man. Not everyone gets a chance to be lectured on moral matters by Canada’s prime minister."

A Prime Minister who barred any candidates from the Liberal Party unless they supported abortion, no tolerance for any Member of Parliament to introduce a private members bill to any way deter abortion; a man who has ordered $600,000,000.00 of Canadian taxpayers money to fund abortion overseas, marches in sodomitical rights parades, ushered in euthanasia, legalised marijuana and prostitution to say nothing of the economic theft of future generations.

Oh, and did I mention that he is a Catholic?

Ontario to establish "safe space" for baby murderers

Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi will be proposing legislation to establish safe zones around health facilities, after a rise in confrontations outside the Morgentaler abortion clinic here in Ottawa.Naqvi said women have the constitutional right to control their bodies, and the right to privacy. "It is critical that those protections be enshrined in law to provide consistent protection across the province," he told a news conference. "In an increasingly-polarized society, it is critical that we protect a woman's fundamental right to choose." Naqvi noted that several other provinces have similar laws in place. He said he plans to consult widely and hopes to have the legislation ready for consideration in the fall.

"The woman's fundamental right to choose?"

Choose what Naqvi?

Tell us, what is that choice?

It is this?

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Some choice.

You're not a very good Muslim.

Sunday 28 May 2017

"If ye love Me, keep my commandments."

From the Third Reading of Matins for today, the Sunday After Ascension, taken from 1 John 2: 3, 4.

"And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments. He who saith that he knoweth him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."

True for all, especially for popes, prelates and presbyters.

Thursday 25 May 2017

Go into all the world, to every creature

The Paschal Mystery is, liturgically speaking, complete. Our LORD ascends to heaven to prepare a place for us. He did so after forty days, not forty-three.

Mark 16:14-20 
14 At length he appeared to the eleven as they were at table: and he upbraided them with their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe them who had seen him after he was risen again. 15 And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues. 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover. 19 And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God. 20 But they going forth preached everywhere: the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.

Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great29th on the Gospels
I may be allowed to say that the disciples' slowness to believe that the Lord had indeed risen from the dead, was not so much their weakness as our strength. In consequence of their doubts, the fact of the Resurrection was demonstrated by many infallible proofs. These proofs we read and acknowledge. What then assureth our faith, if not their doubt? For my part, I put my trust in Thomas, who doubted long, much more than in Mary Magdalene, who believed at once. Through his doubting, he came actually to handle the holes of the Wounds, and thereby closed up any wound of doubt in our hearts. 
Now confirm to our minds the trustworthiness of the fact that our Lord did indeed rise again from the dead, it is well for us to remark one of the statements of Luke Acts i. 4. "Eating together with them, He commanded them that they should not 1 John xiv. 16, 17 xvi. 7. depart from Jerusalem and a little afterward: "While they beheld, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight." Consider these words, note well these mysteries. After "eating together with them He was taken up." He ate and ascended: that the fact of His eating might show the reality of the Body in Which He went up. But Mark telleth us that before the Lord ascended into heaven, He upbraided His disciples; with their unbelief and hardness of heart. From this I know not why we should gather, but that the Lord then upbraided His disciples, for whom He was about to be parted in the body, to the end that the words which He spoke unto them as He left them might be the deeper imprinted on their hearts. 
When then, He had rebuked the hardness of their heart, what command did He give them? Let us hear. "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Was the Holy Gospel, then my brethren, to be preached to thing insensate, or to brute beasts, that the Lord said to His disciples: "Preach the Gospel to every creature"? Nay, but by the words "every creature" we must understand man, in whom are combined qualities of all creatures. Being he hath in common with stones, life in common with trees, feeling in common with beasts, understanding in common with angels. If, then, man hath something in common with every creature, man is to a certain extent every creature. The Gospel, then, if it be preached to man only, is preached to every creature.

Any man who would equate this, the "Great Commission," with the Jihad of the Mohammedans, is suffering from a delusion, proffering deception and possibly under some kind of diabolical possession. 

When those Shepherd's fail to "preach the Gospel to every creature," they disobey the very LORD GOD Himself. The very Jesus, that come to earth as man in the womb of the Virgin, lived, taught, suffered, died, arose and ascended. This very Jesus, they defy.

Praised by Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.

Wednesday 24 May 2017

"Two popes, active and emeritus"

More and more, the questions are being asked and hints are being dropped, leading many to wonder, is Ann Barnhardt's hypothesis correct? Is Benedict still the Pope, the real, Pope?

When a publication in the conservative Catholic world, solid and orthodox in the Novus Ordo world publishes an article stating, the following, one cannot just conclude that Ann is wrong, or a nut; she may, in fact, be on to something.

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"And so the two popes, active and emeritus, speaking and silent, remain at odds. In the end, it does not matter who comes last or speaks most; what matters is who thinks with the mind of a Church that has seen countless heresies come and go. When Benedict’s enraptured words are compared to the platitudes of his successor, it is hard not to notice a difference: One pope echoes the apostles, and the other parrots Walter Kasper. Because this difference in speech reflects a difference in belief, a prediction can be made. Regardless of who dies first, Benedict will outlive Francis."

Francis is the Pope because he is the Bishop of Rome. Ratzinger renounced the papacy in accord with Canon Law. Francis was elected by scoundrels and manipulators, but he has been accepted as bishop by the priests of Rome and the Catholic faithful. From all we can see, Father Bergoglio is the Pope.

But what of that which we cannot see?

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Pope Francis condemns Catholics who hold true to doctrine, calls them, "fanatics"

The previous post reports on Cardinal Maradiaga's inflammatory comments about Cardinal Burke. Below is the homily given by Francis, Bishop of Rome last Friday, May 19, at the chapel in the Casa Santa Marta.

Note the similarity between the two. Note also that this homily was given whilst the Rome Life Forum organised by Voice of the Family was continuing. Is it possible that this rebuke was meant for these and the speakers, including Cardinals Caffara and Burke, Bishop Schneider and such luminous laymen as Prof. Roberto de Mattei?

The Bishop of Rome has said that the duty of the Church is to "clarify doctrine," and that the "spirit of the Gospel" must be better understood. 

The "spirit of the Gospel." Have we not hear this before? The so-called "spirit of Vatican II?" There is no doctrine of Christ to be clarified. The Gospels are quite clear and the Church has had two thousand years to discuss and discern. There is nothing new to develop, nothing new to clarify, nothing new to determine. Nothing has changed. Adultery is what it is. Sodomy is what it is. Sin is what it is. 

Think for a moment. How is it that in 2017 with all of our education, more than at any other time in human history, with the Internet and the information of the ages at our fingertips, how can it be that the Gospels now need clarification? The Holy Spirit does not change, what was true before is true now, what was a lie before is still a lie. It is blasphemy to think this.

What evil god would suddenly, in 2014 or 2017 change his truth for what came before? Only a false god, only an evil, diabolical god would do such a thing, only a flying-spaghetti monster in the sky would do such a thing and play tricks on the fools of humanity who for two millennia walked a certain path only to be enlightened now. Those fools, those idiots, those silly ancestors who actually fell for the lie of false god. Those silly deluded souls who did not have the "god of surprises" to lead them.

No. This is not of God, it is of the diabolical. 

God does not change. God does not trick His people. God has not treated us as fools, nor has he abandoned us. But make no mistake, we have abandoned Him and by doing so we have left the Church so weak that it would be taken over by men who hate you, hate me and more than anything, hate Him.

The Church is in her greatest crisis since the Arian heresy. As St. Athanasius is reported to have said then, "They have the buildings, we have the Faith." 

For this writer, the loyalty and docility to the Pope and Bishops goes only as far as their loyalty and docility to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Papolatry and episcoplatry is a sin. It is not Catholic. It is not from the Holy Spirit.

Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.

“So we are faced with two groups of people. The group of the apostles who want to discuss the problem, and the others who go and create problems. They divide, they divide the Church, they say that what the Apostles preached is not what Jesus said, that it is not the truth.”
"There were many [councils], up until Vatican II, which clarified doctrine: for example, when we recite the Creed, it is the result of councils that have defined doctrine… It is a duty of the Church to clarify doctrine so that what Jesus said in the Gospels is better understood, what is the Spirit of the Gospels…. "
"But there were always those people who, without any commission, goes out to disturb the Christian community with speeches that upset souls: ‘Eh, no, someone who says that is a heretic, you can’t say this, or that; this is the doctrine of the Church.’ And they are fanatics about things that are not clear, like these fanatics who go around there, sowing discord in order to divide the Christian community. And this is the problem: when the doctrine of the Church, that which comes from the Gospel, that which the Holy Spirit inspires – because Jesus said, 'He will teach us and remind you of all that I have taught’ –  that doctrine becomes an ideology. And this is the great error of these people."
"We must not be frightened when we hear of the opinions of the ideologues of doctrine. The Church has its own Magisterium, the Magisterium of the Pope, of the Bishops, of the Councils, and we must go along the path that comes from the preaching of Jesus, and from the teaching and assistance of the Holy Spirit, it is always open, always free… this is the freedom of the Spirit, but in doctrine… doctrine unites, the councils always unite the Christian community… ideology divides… for them ideology is more important than doctrine: they leave aside the Holy Spirit."
"Today it falls to me to call for the grace of mature obedience to the Magisterium of the Church, that obedience to what the Church has always taught and there continues to teach us…. it develops the Gospel, explains it better each time, in fidelity to Peter, the bishops, and ultimately, to the Holy Spirit who guides and supports this process… to pray also for those who transform doctrine into ideology, so that the Lord may give them the grace of conversion to the unity of the Church, to the Holy Spirit and to true doctrine."
Sources: Vatican Radio, "Pope Francis: doctrine unites, ideology divides," May 19, 2017, 
L'Osservatore Romano, ed. quotidiana, Anno CLVII, n.116, 20/05/2017, http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/it/cotidie/2017/documents/papa-francesco-cotidie_20170519_dottrina-e-ideologia.html- See more at:http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/05/pope-francis-condemns-catholic-fanatics.html#sthash.WDIsRsgo.dpuf

Monday 22 May 2017

Today is a "Minor Rogation Day" preceding the Ascension of the Lord

For those reading the Office today according to the pre-Bugnini, pre-Pius XII/John XXIII destruction and well before the absurdly abbreviated and abridged Liturgy of the Hours, one will have noticed that it is a Rogation Day. (Note that this is not within the 1961 Office or 1962 Missal.)

If you are in Canada, it is a national holiday today celebrating Queen Victoria, so you have some to pray it.

What is a Rogation Day?

Here is the most comprehensive link, courtesy of FishEaters and the SSPX.



Below is the Litany and Prayers for the Rogation.

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Conclusion of Lauds

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
Litany of the Saints
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins, pray for us.
St. Michael, pray for us.
All holy Angels and Archangels, pray for us.
All holy orders of blessed spirits, pray for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
All holy Patriarchs and Prophets, pray for us.
St. Peter, pray for us.
St. Paul, pray for us.
St. Andrew, pray for us.
St. James, pray for us.
St. John, pray for us.
St. Thomas, pray for us.
St. James, pray for us.
St. Philip, pray for us.
St. Bartholomew, pray for us.
St. Matthew, pray for us.
St. Simon, pray for us.
St. Thaddeus, pray for us.
St. Matthias, pray for us.
St. Barnabas, pray for us.
St. Luke, pray for us.
St. Mark, pray for us.
All holy Apostles and Evangelists, pray for us.
All holy Disciples of the Lord, pray for us.

All Holy Innocents, pray for us.
St. Stephen, pray for us.
St. Lawrence, pray for us.
St. Vincent, pray for us.
SS. Fabian and Sebastian, pray for us.
SS. John and Paul, pray for us.
SS. Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.
SS. Gervase and Protase, pray for us.
All holy Martyrs, pray for us.
St. Sylvester, pray for us.
St. Gregory, pray for us.
St. Ambrose, pray for us.
St. Augustine, pray for us.
St. Jerome, pray for us.
St. Martin, pray for us.
St. Nicholas, pray for us.
All holy Bishops and Confessors, pray for us.
All holy Doctors, pray for us.
St. Anthony, pray for us.
St. Benedict, pray for us.
St. Bernard, pray for us.
St. Dominic, pray for us.
St. Francis, pray for us.
All holy Priests and Levites, pray for us.
All holy Monks and Hermits, pray for us.

St. Mary Magdalen, pray for us.
St. Agatha, pray for us.
St. Lucy, pray for us.
St. Agnes, pray for us.
St. Cecilia, pray for us.
St. Catherine, pray for us.
St. Anastasia, pray for us.
All holy Virgins and Widows, pray for us.
All holy Saints of God, intercede for us.

Be merciful, Spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, Hear us, O Lord.
From all evil, Spare us, O Lord.
From all sin, Spare us, O Lord.
From thy anger, Spare us, O Lord
From a sudden and unprovided death, Spare us, O Lord.
From the snares of the devil, Spare us, O Lord.
From anger, and hatred, and every evil will, Spare us, O Lord.
From the spirit of fornication, Spare us, O Lord.
From lightning and storms, Spare us, O Lord.
From the scourge of earthquake, Spare us, O Lord.
From plague, famine, and war, Spare us, O Lord.
From everlasting death, Spare us, O Lord.
Through the mystery of thy holy Incarnation, Spare us, O Lord.
Through thy Coming, Spare us, O Lord.
Through thy Birth, Spare us, O Lord.
Through thy Baptism and holy Fasting, Spare us, O Lord.
Through thy Cross and Passion, Spare us, O Lord.
Through thy Death and Burial, Spare us, O Lord.
Through thy holy Resurrection, Spare us, O Lord.
Through thy admirable Ascension, Spare us, O Lord.
Through the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, Spare us, O Lord.
In the day of Judgment, Spare us, O Lord.

We sinners, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst spare us, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst pardon us, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly bring us to true penance, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly govern and preserve thy holy Church, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly preserve in holy religion the Pope and all clerics in holy orders, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly humble the enemies of holy Church, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly grant peace and unity to the whole Christian world, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst restore to the unity of the Church all who have strayed from the truth and lead all infidels to the light of the Gospel, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly confirm and preserve us in thy holy service, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly lift up our minds to heavenly desires, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly give eternal blessings to all our benefactors, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly deliver our souls, and the souls of our brethren, relations, and benefactors from eternal damnation, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly give and preserve the fruits of the earth, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst kindly grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, We beg of thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst be so kind as to answer our prayers Son of God, We beg of thee, hear us.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us,
Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us.

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
V. And lead us not into temptation:
R. But deliver us from evil.

Psalm 69
(Unto the end, a psalm for David, to bring to remembrance that the Lord saved him.)
O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me.
Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek my soul:
Let them be turned backward, and blush for shame that desire evils to me: Let them be presently turned away blushing for shame that say to me: Tis well, tis well.
Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; and let such as love thy salvation say always: The Lord be magnified.
But I am needy and poor; O God, help me. Thou art my helper and my deliverer: O Lord, make no delay.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Save thy servants.
R. Who hope in thee, O God.
V. Be to us, O Lord, a tower of strength.
R. Against the power of the enemy.
V. Let not the enemy prevail against us.
R. Nor the son of evil have power to hurt us.
V. Lord, deal not with us according to our sins.
R. Nor requite us according to our evil doings.
V. Let us pray for our Sovereign Pontiff N.
R. The Lord watch over him and give him life and happiness on earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.
V. Let us pray for our benefactors.
R. Be so kind, O Lord, as to give eternal life to all those who do us good, for thy name's sake. Amen.
V. Let us pray for the faithful departed.
R. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. For our brethren who are not with us.
R. Save thy servants who put their trust in thee, O God.
V. Send them help, O Lord, from thy holy place.
R. And from Sion protect them.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto you.
secunda Domine exaudi omittitur

Let us pray.
O God, it is according to thy nature always to show mercy and forgiveness.
Receive our petition that we and all thy servants, bound by the chains of sin, may, by thy tender mercy, be pardoned.
We beg thee, O Lord, hear our prayers as we kneel before thee. Pardon our sins, as we confess them to thee, so that thou mayest, in thy kindness, give us pardon as well as peace.
In thy kindness show us, O Lord, thy unutterable mercy, and at one and the same time free us from all our sins, and snatch us away from the punishment which we deserve for them.
O God, thou art offended by sin, and placated by penance. Look with favor upon the prayers of thy people kneeling before thee. Turn away the scourges of thine anger which we have deserved for our sins.
Almighty, everlasting God, have mercy on thy servant N., our Sovereign Pontiff. Direct him, according to thy mercy into the path of eternal salvation so that, by thy grace, he may both desire those things that are pleasing to thee, and may perform them with all his strength.
O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, so that, with our hearts set to obey thy commandments, and freed from the fear of the enemy, we may pass our lives in peace under thy protection.
Inflame our hearts and our desires, O Lord, with the fire of the Holy Spirit, so that we may serve thee with a chaste body, and please thee with a pure heart.
O God, thou art the creator and redeemer of all the faithful. Grant to the souls of thy servants departed the remission of all their sins, so that by our faithful prayers they may obtain the pardon they have always desired.
We beg thee, O Lord, to direct our actions by thy holy inspiration, and carry them forward by thy gracious assistance, so that every prayer and work of ours may always begin with thee, and, begun through thee, be happily ended.
Almighty and everlasting God, who hast dominion over the living and the dead and who art merciful to all whom thou foreknowest shall be thine by faith and good works, we humbly beg of thee, that they for whom we have intended to pour out our prayers, whether this present world still detains them in the flesh, or whether the world to come has already received them out of their bodies, may, through the prayers of all thy saints, by thy merciful goodness obtain the remission of all their sins
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. May the almighty and merciful Lord graciously hear us.
R. Amen.
V. May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

What kind of man is this Oscar Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga? What kind of evil has overwhelmed this priest?


What kind of man is this Cardinal Oscar Rodriquez Maradiaga? Who would sit so pompously as he has in this photograph? What arrogance. What hubris. What clericalism. What defiance of all humility and service. 

We have written before of this Cardinal, this close collaborator of Pope Francis.

How much pain it is to endure when we see these priests, these bishops and cardinals spew such as what you will read below. 

Was there ever in the history of the Church, any Cardinal who spoke thus about another brother Cardinal? Particularly one so known for his humility and peace?

As reported on Crux. this is what Maradiaga has said about Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke:

He was among four cardinals who submitted a set of questions, called dubia, to Francis, seeking to dispel what they described as “grave disorientation and great confusion” created by the document.
In the new interview, Maradiaga comes out swinging.
“That cardinal who sustains this,” Maradiaga said, referring to the criticism of Amoris, “is a disappointed man, in that he wanted power and lost it. He thought he was the maximum authority in the United States.
“He’s not the magisterium,” Maradiaga said, referring to the authority to issue official teaching. “The Holy Father is the magisterium, and he’s the one who teaches the whole Church. This other [person] speaks only his own thoughts, which don’t merit further comment.
“They are the words,” Maradiaga said, “of a poor man.”
Maradiaga also criticized conservative schools of thought in Catholicism, of which Burke is often seen as a symbol.
“These currents of the Catholic right are persons who seek power and not the truth, and the truth is one,” he said. “If they claim to find some ‘heresy’ in the words of Francis, they’re making a big mistake, because they’re thinking only like men and not as the Lord wants.
“What sense does it have to publish writings against the pope, which don’t damage him but ordinary people? What does a right-wing closed on certain points accomplish? Nothing!
“Ordinary people are with the pope, this is completely clear,” Maradiaga said. “I see that everywhere.
“Those who are proud, arrogant, who believe they have a superior intellect … poor people! Pride is also a form of poverty,” he said.
“The greatest problem, however, is the disorientation that’s created among people when they read affirmations of bishops and cardinals against the Holy Father,” he said.
Maradiaga called his fellow cardinals to loyalty.
“I think that one of the qualities we cardinals [should have] is loyalty,” he said. “Even if we don’t all think the same way, we still have to be loyal to Peter.”
Whoever doesn’t offer that loyalty, he said, “is just seeking attention.”

He writes of those who are "proud, arrogant, who believe they have a superior intellect." 

Who is this man but proud, arrogant, gnostic, who believes that the "poor (pathetic) people," have no ability to discern the truth from a lie, right from wrong, a sheep from a wolf?

He calls his fellow cardinals to "loyalty." Loyalty? If loyalty to the Bishop of Rome means disloyalty to Jesus Christ and what has come before then this writer will have no loyalty to that Bishop of Rome in matters where he is wrong. 

"Loyal to Peter," says Maradiaga. No, not if it means being disloyal to Christ!

He speaks of obeying a "magisterium," but ignores "collegiality." Is this Cardinal opposed to Vatican II?

His words are full of lies and slander.   

It is certainly not Our Lord Jesus in possession of this man's heart. To say what he has said, he can only have handed it over already to the evil one himself.

Father Z has suggested rosaries for Maradiaga. Perhaps and exorcism might also be in line.

Sunday 21 May 2017

Raymond Cardinal Burke on Our Lady of Fatima

“In fact, the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary did not take place, as she requested.”
“I now return to the third part of the Secret or Message of Fatima. Without entering into a discussion regarding whether the third part of the Secret has been fully revealed, it seems clear from the most respected studies of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, that it has to do with the diabolical forces unleashed upon the world in our time and entering into the very life of the Church which lead souls away from the truth of the faith and, therefore, from the Divine Love flowing from the glorious pierced Heart of Jesus.”

Saturday 20 May 2017

Have the smelly sheep, the self-absorbed, Promethean, neo-Pelagians of Toronto just won victory over clericalism?

Can it be true?

Have the smelly, rigid sheep and self-absorbed, Promethean, neo-Pelagians of Toronto just won a victory over clericalism?

Did the sons of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Philip Neri just fall down like a house of cards in the face of Catholic laity taking up their rights under Canon 212?

Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen!

Friday 19 May 2017

An Archbishop, a Prime Minister and Sacrilege

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A Mass was held earlier this week at the majestic Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal to celebrate the historic founding of that once great Catholic city.

The picture below is of the Archbishop of Montreal. A man whom all my contacts there say displays love of the Blessed Sacrament, prays continually, invited in the FSSP, strengthened Opus Dei, lead Eucharistic processions and borne the rebuke of up to 70% of whatever is left of the effeminate Montreal clergy.

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Why then do we have him giving Holy Communion, the veritable body, blood, soul and divinity of the God-man to the Prime Minister of Canada? A poor measure of a man who has ushered in euthanasia, legalised marijuana, dresses like a Mohammedan in a mosque, prohibits anyone from running for election in his party who has a pro-life position, advocates for the murder of babies in the womb, has just forced through $600,000,000.00 CDN to fund abortions overseas and forces genderist ideology on Canadians.

What should we expect, really?

It was the Catholic "Church" of Canada Inc., that did everything they could to get this degenerate elected.

Tuesday 16 May 2017

No, Father James Martin, S.J. - there are no "gay" Saints

Father James Martin, a Jesuit, Editor of America Magazine and now a Vatican hack in the truest sense, has recently said that some saints were "probably gay," and that we will be surprised when we get to heaven (please God!) to be "greeted by LGBT men and women." 

Let us be perfectly clear. Father James Martin is not a stupid man and I cannot judge if he is evil, but I can state without any doubt that what this Jesuit has said, is evil. Nah, I'm wrong, he could only be evil for saying such a wretched thing.

Image result for james martin jesuitThere are no LGBT people in heaven.

There are no sodomites in heaven.

There are no lesbians in heaven.

There are no fornicators, adulterers, murderers, liars or rapists in heaven.

There are Saints washed in the blood of Christ. There are men and women who suffered and overcame sin and triumphed through the Lamb. This includes men and women who had all kinds of temptations and did not give in to them and when they did, they repented, undertook penance and triumphed over sin and then endured, or still endure, Purgatory, where the Lamb's blood gloriously washes and the Spirit's fire refines that the soul may be pure enough to stand before the Father.

What Father Martin has done is manipulative and deceitful. It is evil. It is a lie.

God will not be mocked.

Saturday 13 May 2017

Coo-coo for Coccopalmerio

Cardinal Coccopalmerio is in the news again; dismissing Pope Leo's apparently problematic Magisterial document and giving his opinion on the "validity" of Anglican Orders.

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Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio after being named a Cardinal

“When someone is ordained in the Anglican Church and becomes a parish priest in a community, we cannot say that nothing has happened, that everything is ‘invalid.” Coco

Whom do you believe?

36. Wherefore, strictly adhering, in this matter, to the decrees of the Pontiffs, Our Predecessors, and confirming them most fully, and, as it were, renewing them by Our authority, of Our own initiative and certain knowledge, We pronounce and declare that ordinations carried out according to the Anglican rite have been, and are, absolutely null and utterly void. Leo XIII, Papal Bull Apostolicae Curae, 1896

Thursday 11 May 2017

TORONTO! Our Lady of Fatima Latin Mass


Tomorrow, May 13 is the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Mother of God at Fatima, Portugal. In the traditional calendar, May 13 is the Feast (3rd class) of St. Robert Bellarmine.  In the new calendar for the Novus Ordo Missae, it is the "Optional Memorial" of Our Lady of Fatima. An "Optional Memorial" is just that, the priest can choose the text for Our Lady of Fatima or the Ferial. The traditional calendar was never updated liturgically to recognise the appearance of Our Lady at Fatima.

In the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI made possible the updating of the traditional Mass calendar of 1961 to include more current feasts and saints. Recently, the Pontifical Council Ecclesia Dei in the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith decreed that Our Lady of Fatima could be celebrated on May 13 in the traditional Mass. How appropriate then that the first change should be for Our Lady and in 2017, to recognise the 100th anniversary of her appearance at Fatima.

The text of the Mass is the Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (August 22) with the double Alleluia for Paschaltide. The feast of St. Robert Bellarmine will be commemorated, meaning the Collect, Secret and Postcommunion will be doubled to include those from both Masses.

Una Voce Toronto is very grateful to the pastor and parish of St. Mary's Polish Roman Catholic Church for the opportunity to celebrate this great day.

We ask you to be generous at the collection as the funds will be used by the parish for sanctuary renovations.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

We ask to eat bread and our father feeds us stones

"Break the teeth of them that hate thy Church!"

Lest you think that this writer is being uncharitable, or unkind or cruel, that prayer came from the Collect used in the Office and Mass for the Feast of St. Pius V, celebrated just a few days ago.

Without a doubt, millions of people in the world hate the Church. The Body of Christ has never before in human history, except for perhaps the first centuries under the Romans, been so "despised and rejected," just as its Founder and Our Lord was so ignominiously rejected by the His own Jewish people.

Yet nothing is worse than when the Holy Church is attacked by its own from within.

Our Lord Jesus is quote by St. Matthew in his Gospel 7:9 and he states: "Or what man is there among you, of whom if his son shall ask bread, will he reach him a stone." Yet, we find that stones are exactly what the bishops and shepherds of the Church of Christ, the so-called "spiritual fathers" of the sheep have in fact given us. 

In an interview on his new book, The Political Pope, George Neumayr tells Maike Hickson of OnePeterFive, that, "I belong to a generation of Catholics that asked for bread and only received stones."

Stones, that is what these generations have been given.

Francis continues on a daily basis to insult. His appointments to offices continue to scandalize with preposterous statements by those such as James Martin, S.J., (activist sodomites in heaven) or Cardinal Coccopalmerio (Leo XIII was wrong and Anglican Orders are valid), amongst others.

Truly, Rome has lost the faith. Indeed, the world is waking up to the reality that each one of us has been robbed and duped by those who were and are our spiritual fathers and that those in control of the Holy Bride of Christ now, are in reality, His enemies, and ours.

Two kind people have left messages in the combox in the post immediately below; one because of the nature of the posts lately, mostly psalms and commentary from the Office rather than mine on the state of things, and the other, because this is the first post in five days, probably the longest I have gone in years without writing.

At the beginning of Lent, I decided to take a little break from the day-to-day barrage of Bergoglianism. It was taking its toll on me. One morning, after a particularly difficult few days when the enemy had attempted to lay a snare for me, I read, with Fox, the Office. I had wondered how to respond? How to fight back against those who would do me ill? 

Then, it was as if I just needed to let the another speak for me; for that day, I found in the Office, this psalm which laid bare my testimony and my answer to those who would again try to see me silenced.

The Psalmist after whom I was named said it all:

For David Himself

Worry not friends, my tongue is not silenced. It is only being rested and honed for the greatest battle yet to come.

Saturday 6 May 2017

You stupid, rigid young people

You stupid, rigid young people. How dare you believe in something greater than yourselves. How dare you struggle to keep your bodies free from drugs and disease. 

What stupid rigid dupes you are not engaging in sexual relations and perversions and struggling "contra mundum" to live the life that Our Lord Jesus Christ desires for you.

You are a sinner, falling for the temptation of rigidity. You are hiding something, really. You put on a false face and then you do bad things when nobody is looking. 

You stupid rigid hypocrite, leading a double-life, praying as your ancestors did, and worshiping God in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in accord with the Saints.

How stupid are you, you rigid youts, or is it, yutes?

And how great your reward will be in heaven.

Friday 5 May 2017

Pius V

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Today is the Feast of Pope St. Pius V, a priest of the Order of Preachers. Pius V governed the Church during a most tumultuous period, not unlike our own. It is fair to say though, that it is worse today. In his day, the heretics and malefactors were principled men of a modicum of integrity, they left the Church and started their own in their own images. "This time," as Hans Kung reporting remarked a half century ago, "we are not leaving," 

Pius V codified the Roman Missal and promulgated as the norm throughout the Latin Church. This is the Missal we still use today according to Tradition.

The prayer in the Office and Collect of the Mass today is one that should be said aloud by all.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, Who when Thou wast pleased to break the teeth of them that hate thy Church, and to restore again the solemn worship of thyself, didst choose the blessed Pope Pius to work for thee in that matter, grant that he may still be a tower of strength for us grant that we also may be more than conquerors over all that make war upon our souls, and in the end may enter into perfect peace in thy presence.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

On a personal note, the hypocrisy of some has never rung louder than yesterday.

Some will discern that of which I write.

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Will you also be "contra mundum?"

Given the state of the Church today and those hirelings who abound unmercifully, it is good to know that today is the Feast of the "the greatest soldier that the Catholic Religion hath perhaps ever had," St. Athanasius, Pope of Alexandria, (today's Coptic Church).

How great was this man who stood against the world, -- Athanasius Contra Mundum! He stood against the world which suddenly "awoke and found itself Arian." What will the future faithful Catholic world say about this generation? Will it say, we "awoke and found ourselves ..." something of a similar nature?

"Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ." Athanasius of Alexandria

How far will you go, fellow Catholic, in following those bishops, cardinals, popes and so-called, Catholic leaders, who lead you astray? Will you follow them as they march under the rainbow? Will you go with them into heresy who say that adultery is not a bar to Holy Communion? Will you participate any longer in the liturgy that was reinvented for a modernist man who has lost his mind and his soul? 

Or, will you instead by as the great Saint who did not yield to those filthy and wretched heretics of his day and remain faithful to the Doctrine of Christ even though they will persecute you for not having the mercy of Moses?

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From the Divine Office:

The great Athanasius, the greatest soldier that the Catholic Religion hath perhaps ever had, was an Alexandrian. He was ordained Deacon by Alexander, (in the year 326,) Bishop of that city, whom he afterwards succeeded. (In 325) he had followed Alexander to the Council of Nice, where he wrestled triumphantly against the blasphemy of Arius. For this reason he was honoured with so much of their hatred by the Arians, that their vindictiveness never forsook him from that time forward. In the year 335, they called together a Council at Tyre, composed for the most part of Arian Bishops, where they suborned a wretched woman to charge Athanasius with having raped her when she had received him as a guest into her house. Athanasius therefore came into the assembly, and with him a certain priest whose name was Timothy. This Timothy arose as though he were Athanasius, and asked her, saying Woman, was it I that was thy guest was it I that raped thee She cried out indignantly Yea, thou it was that didst rape me, the which she attested with an oath, and called on the honour of the judges to punish such iniquity. Upon this discovery of her perjury, they drave the shameless woman from their presence.
The Arians also accused Athanasius of having murdered the (schizmatic) Bishop Arsenius. This Arsenius they kept shut up, and brought into the court a dead man's hand, which they declared had been his, and had been cut off by Athanasius to use in sorcery. But Arsenius escaped in the night, and when he appeared before all the Council whole and sound, the brazen-faced crime of the enemies of Athanasius was exposed. This appearance nevertheless they attributed to Athanasius being a warlock, and persisted still in their attack on him. He was driven into exile, and banished to Treves in Gaul. Thenceforth, under authority of the Emperor Constantius, that abettor of Arians, he was hunted to and fro with unceasing persecutions. He suffered hardships which it is difficult to believe. He was sent wandering all about the Roman world. He was twice more thrust out of his See, and again restored through the authority of Pope Julius of Rome, and with the protection of the Emperor Constans, the brother of Constantius, by decrees of the Councils of Sardica and of Jerusalem. The vindictiveness of the Arians never let him alone. In his third exile so great was the danger of his life from the pursuit of their undying hatred, that he had to lie hid for five years in a dry cistern, unknown to all men, save one of his friends who brought him food.
After the death of Constantius, Julian the Apostate, who succeeded him, allowed every sort of Bishop who had been banished to return to their own Churches. Athanasius therefore returned to Alexandria, and was received with profound reverence. But it was not long before the same Arians got Julian to hunt him down again, and again it behoved him to fly. A band of soldiers were sent in pursuit of him to kill him, and as he fled up the Nile, their boat pressed hard on his. Athanasius, before they were yet in sight, had his own boat turned round, and went down the stream to meet them. As the vessels passed one another the murderers called out to ask if they knew where Athanasius was, and the servant of God himself cried to them in answer, Ye are close to him! whereupon they redoubled their exertions to ascend the stream, and Athanasius went peacefully down to Alexandria, and found means of concealment till the death of Julian. Yet once again he had to fly from another persecution at Alexandria, and in this his fifth and last exile he hid himself for four months in his own father's sepulchre. From all these so many and so great dangers did God deliver him, and at last he died in his own bed at Alexandria, (upon the 2nd day of May, in the year of salvation 373,) in the reign of Valens. He wrote much that is both godly and luminous in explaining the Catholic Faith, and governed the Church of Alexandria in great holiness, amid all changes of weather, for six and forty years.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.
 R. This is he which wrought great wonders before God, and the whole earth is full of his teaching * May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them. Alleluia.
V. This is he which loved not his life in this world, and hath attained unto the kingdom of heaven.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them. Alleluia.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. May he pray for all people, that their sins may be forgiven unto them. Alleluia.
Homily by St Athanasius, Pope of Alexandria.
Defence of his own flight.
It is written in the Law, Num. xxxv. 11, Ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you, that in these cities they which were pursued to put them to death might enter and be safe. And in the latter days when He was come, even that very Word of the Father, Which had spoken aforetime unto Moses, He gave again the same commandment When they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another. And, a while afterward, He said When ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the Holy Place, whoso readeth, let him understand, then let them which be in Judaea flee unto the mountains; let him which is on the house-top not come down to take anything out of his house; neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. Matth. xxiv. 15-18.
The Saints, therefore, knowing these words of the Lord, have obeyed them in their lives. What the Lord hath now commanded by His Own Mouth He commanded through His Saints before that He Himself was come in the flesh, and to obey this commandment worketh in a man perfection, since whatever God commandeth is a thing which it behoveth man to do. For this cause, that very Word of God Which was made flesh for our sake thought it meet when they sought Him, even as at this present time they are seeking us, to hide Himself, John viii. 59, and, when they persecuted Him, to fly and escape from their laying in wait for Him although when that time came which He had Himself decreed, and wherein He willed, as touching the Body, to suffer for us all, He willingly gave Himself up to His enemies.
Holy men of God, therefore, have learnt to take example from their Saviour, (and the Same is and hath been the Teacher of all such, whether of old time, or in these latter days,) and know how that it is lawful to baffle their persecutors by flying from them, and by lying hid when they seek them. For since they know not the day nor the hour wherein an all-seeing God hath ordained their end, they do not daringly give themselves into the power of such as hate them, but rather, knowing it to be written, "My times are in Thy hand," Ps. xxx. 16 and that "the Lord killeth and maketh alive," 1 Kings ii. 6, they "endure unto the end," Matth. xxiv. 13. "they wander about," as saith the Apostle, "in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, [tormented (of whom the world is not worthy,)] they wander in deserts, [and in mountains,] and" hide "in dens and caves of the earth," Heb. xi. 37, until either their appointed time come, or until more plainly God, the real Appointer of times, speaketh unto them, and chaineth up the persecutors, or manifestly giveth them over into the hands of the same, as may be His Own good pleasure.