Challenge to the Catholic vision of marriage from the Supreme Court decision

Hat-tip to Spirit Daily: "Louisiana diocesan commentator lauds Court decision on 'gays'?" From the same diocese that apologized to the sodomarried bugger who was denied Holy Communion at his father's funeral (see http://angelqueen.org/2015/07/19/diocese-of-baton-rouge-man-in-same-sex-marriage-denied-communion-at-funeral/ ) The priest-author is retired and thus can't cause much trouble except in print. Challenge to the Catholic vision of marriage from the Supreme Court decision http://thecatholiccommentator.org/pages/?p=26945 About Read more [...]

Why Are So Many College Students Depressed?

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd: "The college victims of secular humanism"] Why Are So Many College Students Depressed? By Gracy Olmstead • July 28, 2015 http://www.theamericanconservative.com/olmstead/why-are-so-many-college-students-depressed/ The New York Times tells a sad tale of suicide and depression at The University of Pennsylvania—a growing trend amongst universities throughout the nation: Ms. Holleran was the third of six Penn students to commit suicide in a 13-month stretch, Read more [...]

Is the Pope’s challenge to America having an anti-Francis effect?

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] Is the Pope's challenge to America having an anti-Francis effect? By Kevin J. Jones http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/is-the-popes-challenge-to-america-having-an-anti-francis-effect-99199/ South Bend, Ind., Jul 24, 2015 / (CNA/EWTN News).- Most Americans have a favorable view of Pope Francis, but an apparent decline in their numbers may be due to his implicit challenge to American culture, one observer has said. “Americans never react well when an Read more [...]

MARGARET SANGER, OCCULTIST

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd: "The forces and occultism behind Planned Parenthood"] MARGARET SANGER, OCCULTIST http://www.spiritdaily.com/sangerfinal.htm Through history are hidden links between the occult and those who rose to power and accomplished evil. In addition to the Knights Templars, Adolf Hitler was interested in occult practices like Theosophy, a demonic religion that combined Eastern mysticism, especially belief in reincarnation, with spiritualistic-type seances. It was popular Read more [...]

Honest And Open Debate On Laudato Si[?]

I am not comfortable being critical of Pope Francis ... Laudato Si reads as if it is in agreement with Al Gore’s contention that global warming is “settled science” — and therefore not a proper topic for the “honest and open debate” that the Pope is calling for. Is it unfair of me to say that? Honest And Open Debate On Laudato Si[?] July 27, 2015 By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK http://thewandererpress.com/frontpage/honest-and-open-debate-on-laudato-si In his encyclical on the environment, Read more [...]

Bishop Roger Foys: Stop Holding Hands at the Our Father!

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] Bishop Roger Foys: Stop Holding Hands [at the Our Father]! The Rituals of the Roman Catholic Church Call for Specific Words, Actions, and Gestures On The Part of the Priests and the Faithful. http://www.courageouspriest.com/bishop-roger-foys-stop-holding-hands Taken from Patheos.com By Deacon Greg Kandra Hot on the heels of the new Roman Missal translation, the Bishop of Covington, Roger J. Foys, has issued a decree clarifying the proper gestures and Read more [...]

The Pity of Christ

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] The Pity of Christ Fr. George W. Rutler 7/28/15 http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/the-pity-of-christ Christ cannot be psychoanalyzed because he is perfect. It would be like seeking flaws in pure crystal or long shadows at high noon. That is why he may seem from our fallen state in a singularly ill-contrived world as both severe and merciful, ethereal and common, rebellious and routine, rustic and royal, solitary and brotherly, young and ageless. His perfection Read more [...]

Only 59% of Chileans identify themselves as Catholic; down from 70% in 2006

[Is this an example of how "Latin America is now the wellspring of a new era of church reform" (as Austen Ivereigh, author of The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope, puts it)?] Report: only 59% of Chileans identify themselves as Catholic; [down from 70% in 2006] Catholic World News - July 28, 2015 The percentage of Chileans who identify themselves as Catholic fell from 70% in 2006 to 59% in 2014, according a Chilean radio news report, which cited census data and national Read more [...]

Boko Haram burns down Catholic church in Cameroon

Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims. - Robert McManus, bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts The “interfaith dialogue” that the U.S. Catholic bishops, as well as Protestant groups, are pursuing so assiduously with Muslim leaders, has proven itself to be absolutely ineffective in stopping these attacks — and the Read more [...]

Please Pray for My Godchild: CA State Bar Exam

Please pray for a truly deserved good result for my godchild,
Mia.

She turned in an excellent account of herself in law school and it was all by dint of her amazing self-discipline, focus and relentless hard work.

She begins the CA State Bar Exam on Tuesday morning, July 28, and the torture goes on for three days.

My sincere thanks for your charity in remembering her in this stressful time.

Patrick

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 29

Martyrology-July 29th Roman Martyrology-July 29th- on this date in various years- At Tarascon, in the province of Narbonne in France, St. Martha, virgin, the hostess of our Saviour and sister of blessed Mary Magdalene and St. Lazarus. At Rome, on the Aurelian Way, St. Felix II, pope and martyr. Being expelled from his See by the Arian emperor Constantius for defending the Catholic faith, and being put to the sword privately at Cera in Tuscany, he died gloriously. His body was taken away Read more [...]

Treason of the Clerisy

Treason of the Clerisy by Maureen Mullarkey 7 . 27 . 2015 http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/mullarkey/2015/07/treason-of-the-clerisy#print I foresee churches with their Jesuit bureaucrats open daily from 9-5, closed on weekends. - Georges Bernanos Jesuits are blameless here but the point stands. The debacle at Our Saviour ( http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/mullarkey/2015/07/vandalism-with-intent ) is a symptom of bureaucratic conditions more critical than any clash of taste in church décor. Read more [...]

BREAKING: “Catholic” organist at NYC’s St. Agnes Church engaging in sodomarriage and apostasy

BREAKING: "Catholic" organist at NYC's St. Agnes Church engaging in sodomarriage and apostasy From an item on today's (July 27th) ChurchMilitant video news report (with a misleading headline but correct content): The "Catholic" organist at New York City's famed St. Agnes Church is formalizing a sodomitic union and apostatizing from the Faith. Christopher "Chris" Prestia, the recently-hired organist at St. Agnes and "an adult convert to Catholicism", is sodomarrying his partner-in-buggery in September Read more [...]

Fourteen Holy Helpers novena July 30- Aug 7

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of early martyrs who have been collectively invoked since the 14th century in response to the Black Plague which devastated Europe. They are: Ss. George, Blaise, Pantaleon, Vitus, Erasmus (Elmo), Christopher, Giles, Cyriacus, Achatius, Dionysius (Denis), Eustace, Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret and Barbara. In the 16th century, Pope Nicholas V attached certain indulgences to their devotion. O Faithful servants of God and powerful protectors Read more [...]

Prayer Request for a Young Trad Mother

My friends, in your charity, please pray for Michelle M. and her husband and their three little ones.

I was notified a short time ago that Michelle is in hospital with what might be a serious problem. I have no further word.

She home schools her little ones, is a brilliant religious artist and a deeply committed traditional Catholic.

My sincere thanks for your compassion and intercession.

Patrick

Climate change replacing Gospel at Sunday Service

Climate change replacing Gospel at Sunday Service Proselytizing climate change from the church pulpit By Judi McLeod July 27, 2015 http://canadafreepress.com/article/74066 The triumvirate imposing man-made global warming on civil society as the 21st century’s top issue may have started at the United Nations, but it picked up steam with President Barack Obama somewhat, then surrealistically moved on to include the Vatican through Pope-Gone-Activist-Francis-Bergoglio. The climate Read more [...]

The Devil in Detroit: A celebration of perversion

The Devil in Detroit: A celebration of perversion by Church Militant • July 26, 2015 http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/the-devil-in-detroit DETROIT, July 26, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - ChurchMilitant.com was clandestinely on the scene at the unveiling of the satanic statue in Detroit Saturday. After discovering the location — an abandoned bank on the corner of Grand River and Warren in downtown Detroit — staff started arriving at the venue in the afternoon. We alerted Read more [...]

DE BLASIO’S UNMITIGATED ARROGANCE

DE BLASIO’S UNMITIGATED ARROGANCE July 23, 2015 by Bill http://www.catholicleague.org/de-blasios-unmitigated-arrogance/ Bill Donohue comments on a story in today’s New York Times on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: A Gallup poll this week shows Pope Francis’ favorability rating is 59 percent, a drop of 17 percent since 2014. But for what it counts, the pope’s popularity with Mayor de Blasio has never been higher. It shouldn’t count for much: the mayor is neither a Catholic Read more [...]

IT PAYS TO BE PRO-GAY

IT PAYS TO BE PRO-GAY July 24, 2015 by Bill http://www.catholicleague.org/it-pays-to-be-pro-gay/ Bill Donohue comments on why it pays to be pro-gay: The ADL was founded to combat anti-Semitism; the American Jewish Committee was founded to promote Jewish interests; the Southern Poverty Law Center was founded to fight white racism; La Raza was founded to promote Hispanic rights; the NAACP was founded to stand up for blacks; the Satanic Temple was founded to advance Satanism; the National Read more [...]

TRUMP’S FAST FLIP ON ABORTION

TRUMP’S FAST FLIP ON ABORTION July 27, 2015 by Bill http://www.catholicleague.org/trumps-fast-flip-on-abortion/ Bill Donohue comments on Donald Trump’s position on abortion: Since 2011, Donald Trump has identified himself as pro-life. But in 1999, when he ran for president, he was an abortion-rights advocate, and even defended partial-birth abortion. So what changed him? On October 24, 1999, Trump told “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert, “I’m very pro-choice.” When pressed Read more [...]

The Upside-Down Church?

We've all heard the charges - you're disobedient, schismatic, your priests don't have canonical jurisdiction, their sacraments aren't valid, etc, etc, ad nauseam. At a time when the Occupant of the Chair of Peter sees fit to issue an encylical on "climate change" while babies are being slaughtered both in and out of the womb and their fetal tissue being sold for profit with the complicity of so-called catholic politicians, we are told that we, traditionalists, are the ones that are out of step and Read more [...]

A “Categorical Silence” in the Preparatory Questionnaire for the 2015 Synod

A “Categorical Silence” in the Preparatory Questionnaire for the 2015 Synod July 27, 2015 By Fr. Mark A. Pilon http://www.hprweb.com/2015/07/a-categorical-silence-in-the-preparatory-questionnaire-for-the-2015-synod/ “Make no mistake, my brothers: those who corrupt families will not inherit the kingdom of God.” —Ignatius of Antioch, To the Ephesians In his 2007 autobiography, Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, retired Archbishop of Bologna, recalled his surprise during the Second Vatican Read more [...]

“Why Do I Exist?”: The Unavoidable Wonderment

“Why Do I Exist?”: The Unavoidable Wonderment July 27, 2015 By Fr. James V. Schall, SJ http://www.hprweb.com/2015/07/why-do-i-exist-the-unavoidable-wonderment/ (Socrates) “Could anything great really come to pass in a short time? And isn’t the time from childhood to old age short when compared to the whole of time?” (Glaucon) “It is a mere nothing.” (Socrates) “Well, do you think that an immortal being should be seriously concerned with that short period rather than with Read more [...]

The Forgotten Vice in Seminary Formation

The Forgotten Vice in Seminary Formation July 27, 2015 By Fr. James Mason http://www.hprweb.com/2015/07/the-forgotten-vice-in-seminary-formation/ We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. —C. S. Lewis from The Abolition of Man. (This article originally appeared in the May 2006 print edition of HPR.) This is an article that I wrote during my years of seminary formation, but I was advised Read more [...]

Coming Home to God: On Losing My Unbelief

Coming Home to God: On Losing My Unbelief Sean Haylock Sain 7/27/15 http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/coming-home-to-god-on-losing-my-unbelief Let us come home at last to you, O Lord, for fear that we be lost. ∼ St. Augustine My recent conversion to Christianity (and although I was raised Catholic I feel the distance I’ve traveled in my spiritual journey warrants the name of conversion) has come about as the culmination of three different levels of consciousness raising, the first Read more [...]

Reform and Renewal Starts with Us

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] Reform and Renewal Starts with Us Anthony Esolen 7/21/15 http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/reform-and-renewal-starts-with-us Let’s get straight to the point. We no longer live in a culturally Christian state. We do not live in a robust pagan state, such as Rome was during the Pax Romana. We live in a sickly sub-pagan state, or metastate, a monstrous thing, all-meddlesome, all-ambitious. The natural virtues are scorned. Temperance is for prigs, prudence for Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 28

Martyrology-July 28th Roman Martyrology-July 28th- on this date in various years- At Milan, the birthday of the holy martyrs Nazarius and a boy named Celsus. While the persecution excited by Nero was raging, they were beheaded by Anolinus, after long sufferings and afflictions endured in prison. At Rome, the martyrdom of St. Victor, pope and martyr. Also at Rome, St. Innocent, pope and confessor, who passed to the Lord on the 12th of March. In Thebais in Egypt, the commemoration of many Read more [...]

On Park Avenue, a Picture of the Catholic Church Divided

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] On Park Avenue, a Picture of the Catholic Church Divided By Nicholas Frankovich — July 25, 2015 http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421601/our-saviour-church-icons-george-rutler-tradition Two opposing interpretations of the Second Vatican Council divide the Catholic Church. This divide is more complex than the casual observer tends to appreciate. Within the complex divide, however, is a clear, simple divide: the familiar quarrel between the Ancients Read more [...]

Francis Fund donating to Planned Parenthood-affiliated charity?

Is this because of "A Wolf at the Gate: Exhibit and Sponsor Manager for [Upcoming Philadelphia] World Meeting Of Families is LGBT Activist"? See http://www.lepantoinstitute.org/faith-and-life/wolf-at-the-gate/ Francis Fund donating to Planned Parenthood-affiliated charity? Posted by Matt Rooney On July 23, 2015 http://savejersey.com/2015/07/francis-fund-planned-parenthood-pope-visit/ This one is hard to wrap your mind around, Save Jerseyans. The obvious takeaway will be “is Read more [...]

ACLA Press Release on Obergefell v. Hodges (Catholic Lawyers Question Legality of Supreme Court Decision)

ACLA Press Release on Obergefell v. Hodges (Catholic Lawyers Question Legality of Supreme Court Decision) Written by Christopher A. Ferrara http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/1884-acla-press-release-on-obergefell-v-hodges-catholic-lawyers-question-legality-of-supreme-court-decision July 27, 2015, Fairfield, NJ - The American Catholic Lawyers Association announces its objection to the majority ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges regarding same-sex marriage. Read more [...]

Vatican Announces Official Synod on the Family Compendium Trilogy

Vatican Announces Official Synod on the Family Compendium Trilogy Written by James Cunningham / A-CNN Columnist 7/24/15 http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/a-cnn/item/1881-vatican-announces-official-synod-on-the-family-compendium-trilogy In an effort to make clear the documents, speeches and references that will be the sum and substance of the essence in the upcoming Synod on the Family the Vatican Communications Office in conjunction with the Vatican Public Relations Office Read more [...]

Catholic scholar: “Equality is foreign to Islam…under Islamic law, someone who is an ‘infidel’ could be put to death”

Catholic scholar: “Equality is foreign to Islam…under Islamic law, someone who is an ‘infidel’ could be put to death” July 25, 2015 By Robert Spencer http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/07/catholic-scholar-of-islam-equality-is-foreign-to-islam-under-islamic-law-someone-who-is-an-infidel-could-be-put-to-death Fr Samir Khalil Samir The UAE has adopted a new law that forbids “all forms of discrimination based on religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin” — Read more [...]

A Vatican conference with a pronounced leftward and non-Republican political tilt

["The emperor has no clothes" (or at least no Republicans) for this confab] A Vatican conference with a pronounced leftward [and non-Republican] political tilt By Phil Lawler | Jul 24, 2015 http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otn.cfm?id=1102 If we had the name of a Republican politician who was invited to attend last week’s Vatican conference on climate change and human trafficking—any Republican, just one Republican—we might feel just a bit better about the result. But the Read more [...]

‘Crux’ Publishes Poll by Anti-Catholic Hate Group

‘Crux’ Publishes Poll by Anti-Catholic Hate Group by Joe Doyle July 24, 2015 http://catholicism.org/crux-publishes-poll-by-anti-catholic-hate-group.html The Boston Globe’s visceral, longstanding, and institutionally pervasive hostility towards Roman Catholicism plummeted to new depths of malice and mendacity yesterday, when its religious website Crux, billed as “Covering all things Catholic,” published a column by a functionary of the anti-Catholic hate group, Catholics for Choice. In Read more [...]

Novena to Saint Dominic…July 26-Aug 3

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy saint Dominic, who didst renounce the honour and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace the poor, laborious, and mortified life which should distinguish a disciple of Him Who has said: "If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me." O burning torch, who being thyself consumed with the fire of divine love, didst incessantly labour to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others, look down Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 27

Martyrology-July 27th Roman Martyrology-July 27th- on this date in various years- At Nicomedia, the martyrdom of St. Pantaleon, a physician. For the faith of Christ he was apprehended by Emperor Maximian, subjected to the torture and burned with torches, during which torments he was comforted by an apparition of our Lord. He ended his martyrdom by a stroke of the sword. At Bisceglia in Apulia, the holy martyrs Maur, a bishop, Pantaleon, and Sergius, who suffered under Trajan. At Nicomedia, Read more [...]

The Pope’s great Evangelical gamble

[A new "branch" (or rather "tributary") theory of the Church: No longer Catholicism, Orthodoxy and Anglicanism but now Catholicism, Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism?] The Pope’s great Evangelical gamble Can Francis overcome decades of antagonism between Catholics and Evangelicals? by Luke Coppen Editor of the Catholic Herald posted Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/july-24th-2015/the-popes-great-evangelical-gamble/ The Pope hugs a Pentecostal pastor Read more [...]

Ireland’s top Archbishop holds historic talks with “Catholic” pro-sodomite group

["Birds of a feather flock together"?] Ireland's top Archbishop holds historic talks with "Catholic" pro-sodomite group Jane Walsh July 24, 2015 http://www.irishcentral.com/news/politics/Top-Irish-Archbishop-holds-historic-talks-with-Catholic-gay-group.html Brendan Butler, from We are Church Ireland, Dr Richard O'Leary, from Faith in Marriage Equality, and Jim O'Crowley, from Gay Catholic, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh. Pro-gaysodomite "faith" groups have met Dr Eamon Martin, Read more [...]

Megachurch Enterpreneur Launches Hostile Takeover of Vatican

Megachurch Enterpreneur Launches Hostile Takeover of Vatican Posted on July 25, 2015 Posted by Mr TM http://glossynews.com/society/religion/201507250312/megachurch-enterpreneur-launches-hostile-takeover-of-vatican/ Pope Francis has recently denounced the efforts by notable megachurch entrepreneur Merle Swaggett to buy out the Vatican and run the Church on a more modern basis: The Catholic Church has been around for a fairly long time, but there are some who envy our long track record Read more [...]

San Francisco Holds Judiciary Hearing Over Catholic Morality Clauses

San Francisco Holds Judiciary Hearing Over Catholic Morality Clauses 7.24.2015 Paul Bois http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/sf-holds-judiciary-hearing-over-catholic-morality-clauses San Francisco held a California State Assembly judiciary hearing that argued over the legality of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone making teachers working at four diocesan high schools sign "morality clauses," which classified them as ministers who must uphold Catholic teaching regarding same-sex marriage, homosexuality, Read more [...]

Apocalyptic and Utopian: On Pope Francis’ Bolivian Manifesto

Apocalyptic and Utopian: On Pope Francis' Bolivian Manifesto July 24, 2015 The Pope's July 9th address in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, described how terrible things are in the world and how idyllic they can be James V. Schall, S.J. http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/4051/Apocalyptic_and_Utopian_On_Pope_Francis_Bolivian_Manifesto.aspx I have seen firsthand a variety of experiences where workers united in cooperatives and other forms of community organization were able to create Read more [...]

The Traditional Mass and Men: a new FIUV (Una Voce Federation) Position Paper

The Traditional Mass and Men: a new [FIUV (Una Voce Federation)] Position Paper Posted by Joseph Shaw 7/25/15 http://www.lmschairman.org/2015/07/the-traditional-mass-and-men-new.html The congregation at a Traditional Sunday Mass in St Bede's, Clapham Park No shortage of men at Mass during the LMS' walking pilgrimage to Walsingham [Source: Rorate Caeli] Over on Rorate Caeli I have publishing a new Position Paper for the FIUV (Una Voce Federation), on the Traditional Mass and men. Read more [...]

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Meets with Pope Francis

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Meets with Pope Francis by Joe Doyle July 24, 2015 http://catholicism.org/boston-mayor-marty-walsh-meets-with-pope-francis.html The Mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh, travelled to the Vatican this week to participate in a conference on climate change and human trafficking, where he met with Pope Francis. Walsh later spoke with reporters about his sense of spirituality and his admiration for the Pontiff. Walsh is a proponent of legal abortion, the distribution condoms Read more [...]

Pope likely to alter economic message in the U.S., Vatican adviser says

Source: CNN Pope likely to alter economic message in the U.S., Vatican adviser says By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo is chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. (CNN)Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo has steered the Pontifical Academy of Sciences since 1998, but it's likely that his profile has never been more robustly public than now. For the past year, Sanchez Sorondo has teamed with scientists and political leaders to help research, Read more [...]

New York parishioners protest removal of beloved artwork from historic church, abolition of the parish traditional Latin Mass, and lavish and unnecessary renovation of the rectory (where the pastor lives with the male parish organist), putting the church back in debt

[I would protest the living arrangement of the pastor and the organist, questioning their sexual proclivity] New York parishioners protest removal of beloved artwork from historic church, [abolition of the parish traditional Latin Mass, and lavish and unnecessary renovation of the rectory (where the pastor lives with the parish male organist), putting the church back in debt] Catholic World News - July 24, 2015 Concerned parishioners gathered outside the residence of New York’s Cardinal Read more [...]

Leading critic of hierarchy invited to brief Vatican panel on sexual abuse

Another violation of the tribunal's protocols? Earlier one of those same lay members publicly accused Cardinal Pell of "acting with callousness, cold-heartedness, almost sociopathic" - without any Vatican rebuke of the member or apology from him to the Cardinal! Leading critic of hierarchy invited to brief Vatican panel on sexual abuse Catholic World News - July 24, 2015 A dissenting and suspended Dominican priest who has been among the harshest critics of the Church hierarchy has consulted Read more [...]

Vatican newspaper: ‘Terra Rovente (Red-hot Earth)’

[The Vatican climate-change hot-air heats up] Vatican newspaper: 'Terra Rovente (Red-hot Earth)' Catholic World News - July 24, 2015 The front page of the July 24 edition of L'Osservatore Romano featured an article on "still more alarming data on the overheating of the Earth." The article, entitled "Red-hot Earth," cited a new report from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The report found that "the first six months Read more [...]

Cardinal William Baum, longest-serving American cardinal, dead at 88 [R.i.P.]

Cardinal William Baum, longest-serving American cardinal, dead at 88 [R.i.P.] Catholic World News - July 24, 2015 Cardinal William Baum, the senior American member of the College of Cardinals, died in Washington, DC, on July 23 at the age of 88, after a lengthy illness. Cardinal Baum served as Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Archbishop of Washington before he was called to Rome in 1980 to become prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education. After a decade he became Read more [...]

Francis the Fallible Pope

Francis the Fallible Pope by Christopher A. Ferrara July 23, 2015 http://fatima.org/perspectives/sv/perspective755.asp An environmentalist commentator has made a telling observation about the Pope’s “ecological encyclical,” Laudato Si ( http://theconversation.com/the-pope-climate-change-and-the-cultural-dimensions-of-the-anthropocene-44812 ). He calls it “impressively expansive, covering environmental science, economics, international politics, carbon credits, social equity, technology, Read more [...]

Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize 12 New Perversions

Interview with Tom Delay where he indicates that he has become aware of a DOJ memo that lays out a plan to pursue legalization of 12 additional perversions, including pedophilia and bestiality.

Novena To Our Lady Of Fatima May 5th –May 13th

O most Holy Virgin, who hast deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of thy Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption which are recalled in it, we may gather the fruits contained therein and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia, and this favor that I so earnestly seek, request which I ask of thee in this novena, for the greater Read more [...]

I stand with Archbishop Cordileone!

SOURCE: Life Site News Background: San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, well-known for his uncompromising defense of orthodox Catholic teaching and pro-life and pro-family values, urgently needs your help! Gay activists, politicians and dissident Catholics have launched an all-out media attack campaign against the archbishop after he recently announced that he wants to codify a long-standing, commonsense expectation that Catholic schoolteachers in his diocese uphold and display Read more [...]

Bertone knew of resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the advent of Pope Francis months beforehand

Shorter version from the British Catholic Herald ( http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/02/19/cardinal-bertone-i-knew-of-benedicts-plan-to-resign-seven-months-in-advance/ ): Cardinal Bertone: I knew of Benedict’s plan to resign seven months in advance posted Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican Secretary of State, has said he knew Benedict XVI was planning to resign “at least seven months” in advance – and that it was “not at all easy” to keep Read more [...]

The Angelqueen 2015 Lenten Recipe Thread

Run for your lives! It’s here, it’s now- it’s the 2015 ATTACK OF THE KILLER FISHIES!!!!     (DUM-DUM_DUMMM!!) The time has come to droop and die You walk in your house and want to fly But you gotta sit down and I’ll tell you why- Yo mama’s churned up a nasty fish fry. Those forty days of grace and cod breath are here. If you’ll remember my Lenten thread from last year, I went to a great effort to avoid posting any recipe that reeked of the sea. Anybody want me to Read more [...]

Candlemas Novena January 24th- February 1st

Novena for Candlemas January 24th-February 1st O Blessed Mother of God, who went up to the Temple according to the law with thine offering of little white doves, pray for me that I too may keep the law and be pure in heart like thee. Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation. Five Our Father's, Five Hail Mary's and Five Glory Be's Read more [...]

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Through his powerful intercession may our intentions be brought to the throne of God. St. Francis, pray for us, and for the Church. CANTICLE OF BROTHER SUN AND SISTER MOON Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings. To You alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name. Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures, especially Sir Read more [...]

Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary Sept 28 – Oct 6

(This novena is so incredibly important, especially in light of the current persecution of the Christian world! The traditional feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary and her victory at Lepanto occurs on October 7th.) Begin with the prayer below for each day. Then continue with the Fatima Novena prayers. The Fatima Novena Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary O Immaculate Heart of Mary, my Mother, I come to thee this day as a little child in prayer. I beg to make this offering of my heart as Read more [...]

Novena to Our Guardian Angel Sept 23 – Oct 1

Novena to Our Guardian Angel Sept 23th – October 1st [Say the novena for nine consecutive days.] O holy angel, whom God, by the effect of His goodness and His tender regard for my welfare, has charged with the care of my conduct, and who assists me in all my wants and comforts me in all my afflictions, who supports me when I am discouraged and continually obtains for me new favors, I return thee profound thanks, and I earnestly beseech thee, O most amiable protector, to continue thy charitable Read more [...]

St. Bonaventure — On the One and Triune God: in print this fall

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo Feast of the Holy Name of the BVM, Sept 12, 2014 This is just to let you know that, this fall, The Franciscan Archive is publishing in English the First Tome of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio's Opera Omnia, which includes the first part of the Saint's great summa of theology, written about 1252 A.D., that is 12 years before the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas. This first volume is all about the Most Holy Trinity, and explains at the university level, the Catholic Dogma Read more [...]

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows Sept 6 – 14

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena Sept 6-14 MOST BLESSED and afflicted Virgin, Queen of Martyrs, who didst stand generously beneath the cross, beholding the agony of thy dying Son; by the sword of sorrow which then pierced thy soul, by the sufferings of thy sorrowful life, by the unutterable joy which now more than repays thee for them; look down with a mother’s pity and tenderness, as I kneel before thee to compassionate thy sorrows, and to lay my petition with childlike confidence in thy wounded Read more [...]

Novena in Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Novena in Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Sept 5-13 O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death, and grant the petition we ask for …( mention here) Fully trusting in Thy mercy; cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil, give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us Read more [...]

The New Blacklist

[Unfortunately the velvet mafia is alive and well not only in the political world and in the private sector, but in the Vatican II church also.] The New Blacklist Monday - April 7, 2014 at 11:02 pm http://buchanan.org/blog/new-blacklist-6346 By Patrick J. Buchanan “There is a gay mafia,” said Bill Maher, “if you cross them you do get whacked.” Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time,” was talking about the gay activists and their comrades who drove Brendan Eich out as CEO Read more [...]

Rest in peace, good and faithful servant!

[Requiescat in pace] http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2014/04/rest-in-peace-good-and-faithful-servant.html Rest in peace, good and faithful servant! We are saddened to hear the news that Fr. Vladimir Kozina died yesterday. Fr. Kozina -- who wrote the book "Communism as I know it" and whose parents were assassinated by the communists -- kept the Traditional Latin Mass alive in Oakland at St. Margaret Mary Church. The following is some biographical information and quotes from this Read more [...]

The Pope’s Public Confession

[This guy is no follower of Jesus Christ, or of the teachings of His Catholic Church! "By their fruits you shall know them" May his time on the Chair of Peter be brief!] Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Another Papal Scolding Written by Christopher A. Ferrara http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/481-another-papal-scolding The Pope's Public Confession “… they make themselves up like little holy cards, looking up at heaven as they pray, making sure they are seen…" —Pope Read more [...]

Mass. AG backing gay couple in lawsuit against Catholic Church

Mass. AG backing gay couple in lawsuit against Catholic Church March 13, 2014 http://www.necn.com/03/13/14/Mass-AG-backing-gay-couple-in-lawsuit-ag/landing.html?blockID=863827&feedID=11106 BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Martha Coakley is arguing that Massachusetts' anti-discrimination law should apply in the case of a married gay couple who sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for allegedly refusing to sell them a Northbridge mansion because church officials were concerned they would Read more [...]

Catholic group condemns Walsh on gays in parade

(Way to go C.J Doyle! Marty Walsh is another Irish "catholic" politician here in Massachusetts that is pro-sodomite and pro-abortion. And Boston College educated as well. Gotta love that Jesuit education!) Catholic group condemns Walsh on gays in parade http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/02/27/catholic-action-league-condemns-mayor-martin-walsh-for-stance-gays-patrick-day-parade/Z7aZqrh9jklOYA5K0jG5lN/story.html By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 28, 2014 The Read more [...]

Francis: “Jesus did not have to come to teach us good manners”

Francis: "Jesus did not have to come to teach us good manners" http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/ Consistory, Feb. 22, 2014 My brother Cardinals, Jesus did not come to teach us good manners, how to behave well at the table! To do that, he would not have had to come down from heaven and die on the Cross. Christ came to save us, to show us the way, the only way out of the quicksand of sin, and this way of holiness is mercy, that mercy which he has shown, and daily continues to show, to us. Read more [...]

The 2014 Lenten Recipe Thread

Okay folks, here it is: that thread you all wait for each year with fish-baited breath- It’s the 2014 edition of the Angelqueen Lenten food forum! Now I know we are all good Catholics when every Friday rolls around and we remember why that little fishie appears in each block that’s an abstinence day. (Although, I did shock my personal friends a couple years back when I told them I was giving up fish for Lent. I had to reassure them that I was simply going vegetarian on those days. But that’s Read more [...]

St John Bosco Novena Jan 22-30

Novena to Saint John Bosco January 22nd-January 30th Saint John Bosco, father and teacher of the young, in need of special help, I appeal with confidence to thee, Saint John Bosco, for I require not only spiritual graces, but also temporal ones, and particularly… (add your personal intentions here) May thou, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were suffering, obtain from Read more [...]

Fight, Children of Light, You, the Few Who Can See

This article by Jean Vaquié was published originally in the counter-revolutionary journal Lecture et Tradition1 in 1990 and then in issue 156 of Action Familiale et Scolaire (AFS). It was subsequently issued as a supplement to AFS No. 225, February 2013. It was published in English in Apropos No. 21, Lent 2003. Hat Tip: The Eye Witness Full Article: Apropos - The Preliminary Battle EXCERPTS We may consider it [this article] as a charter for the current counter-revolutionary struggle. Read more [...]

The Malachi Martin files have been added

You can find the link on the right sidebar some ways down the page.

LINK

It was a bit of work to reformat all of it and there still may be a few kinks via the transition. All of the documents should be downloadable in PDF format for archive and/or distribution.

I’ve been meaning to add these for some time, but had been putting it off until a very good priest and great friend of the forum pushed me along.

“The Fiscal Cliff” vs. “The Fiscal Gap” — How much trouble is the US really in?

CBC's "The Current" played an interview today with Laurence Kotlikoff, an economist at Boston University who ran for President in the past 2012 election with Americans Elect (but who canceled the campaign in the spring). He explains the real extent of the American deficit and debt and the drastic measures needed to keep the US from dropping into insolvency and suffering the same fate as Greece. Listen to the interview starting at 03:00 at the following address: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2012/12/07/laurence-kotlikoff-is-the-united-states-broke/ Another Read more [...]

Recent upgrades/mods to AQ

Some of the most recent upgrades to AQ. - Anyone with a status of "contributor" or above can post pictures in comments using HTML image tags. - Allowed many other HTML tags to be used by contributors and above. - Commenters can edit their comments up to 30 minutes after posting. - Moderators have ability to ban users by username. - External links in posts and comments will boot to a new window. - Added Facebook “like” button on the main index page. - Added the AQ favicon to address bar. - Read more [...]

AQ Editorial: The “Lefebvrite” Lexicon (or “Lefebvricon”)

By John Grasmeier Angelqueen.org June, 2012 Note: The following article first appeared in October of 2006. It's been edited to apply to the current situation. As a result of all of the media attention being paid to the current situation between the SSPX and Rome, there has been a great deal of renewed focus on the priestly Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). Journalists and bloggers covering the topic have had to quickly become informed on a subject which many or most had previously known Read more [...]

AQ Editorial: Nothingness – Rebellion and the SSPX “split” fantasy

Att: Rebels. We won't become angry with you, debate you, coddle you or criticize you. We won't respond, react or even flinch. We won't attempt to talk you into something, or talk you out of anything. You see, any of the above would a tacit indication that your opinions, musings and philosophies etc. are important to Angelqueen.org, the SSPX and/or Holy Mother Church at large. God knows - as does anyone who's been here more than a day - we've done our share of rebelling on AQ. We've also Read more [...]

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AQ News Email Subscriptions

If you've had issues with email subscriptions, click "Subscribe via Email" at the top right and re-submit. After moving the site, the email subscription feed needed to be reworked. In the past at the former site, some of you had issues with getting email updates. Some of you, like myself, may have developed issues after moving to the new site. Hopefully, these issues have been resovled, but let me know if you run into any problems. Some of you may remember the old "Tradlist." This system Read more [...]

Catholic “Test of Fire” Campaign Ad going viral

Just read a News report that CNN is getting around 370,000 viewers. This video has over 1.5 million views at the time of this posting.

HEADS-UP: Come fall, AQ will be doing its part to flush this anti-Catholic, sociopathic, scumbag turd down the toilet – where he belongs.

I know evil when I see it and I have my daughter’s future to think of.

Upgrades and Updates to AQ

Some of the recent improvements. If you have any bug reports, feedback etc., post here. Upgraded the new site to a more robust (4g) linux setup. Email Subscription (subscribe by email link at top left) for "News" category. Gave editors (moderators Tim, Tom and ECS) more control over content and users. Installed a WYSIWYG for the comments box so commenters can customize text (bold, italic etc.) Installed a "preview" function for comments. Enabled a memberlist function for anyone with Read more [...]

Authors: I’ve discovered a FANTASTIC way to lose your posting privileges!

Not sure how anyone, especially here, ever got the bright idea that AQ, the SSPX and/or Holy Church are democracies. None ever were, at any point in time, ever. For those authors who haven't disabused themselves of this notion, I have first hand info that there are many others who would absolutely love to take your place as an author here. Hence, if you are feeling charitable and wish to give your author spot to another non-author AQ member, here are a few tips: - Write an article Read more [...]

IMPORTANT: The ability to create new threads has been closed to new members.

Here's what I wrote to one of our members who was inquiring about emial and IP addresses being available to the person who creates a post: This is interesting. I thought only I was seeing that info because I'm the admin. I've looked into the matter further. It turns out that wordpress gives everyone who is an "author" (the default status given when a new user joins) the ability to see that information. The idea is to give every author control over their thread and know who is posting to it. It Read more [...]

Still building and getting the bugs out.

Just a heads up in case anyone is wondering why things still get funky every now and then. Still getting the bugs out, adding stuff, taking stuff out etc. Looks like we're well on our way to a new home. Most of the members are telling me that they like they REALLY like the new digs once they get used to it. I didn't at first, but now I'm just loving nearly everything about this. Nevermind that it's made nearly ALL of our tech issue disappear, this paltform just looks, feels and acts like we took Read more [...]
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