Synod 2015: We’ve been down this road before

Synod 2015: We’ve been down this road before Louie Verrecchio  August 29, 2015 https://harvestingthefruit.com/synod-2015-weve-been-down-this-road-before/ Some optimistic souls, God bless ’em, are still holding out hope that the upcoming Synod will ultimately uphold Catholic tradition. Now, I don’t mean to be pessimistic here, but I do intend to remain realistic: We’ve seen this act before; namely, in the events that began to unfold in October of 1962, and just in case you’re Read more [...]

New ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour to highlight Pope Francis’ US visit and agenda

[Now that the Vatican has exonerated the feminunzis and that Pope Francis is on board and in the driver's seat, they have tweaked their agenda (especially adding His Holiness' name to it) and are now a legitimate enterprise] New ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour to highlight Pope Francis’ US visit and agenda David Gibson | August 26, 2015 | http://www.religionnews.com/2015/08/26/new-nuns-bus-tour-highlight-pope-francis-us-visit-agenda/ (Editor’s note [concerning the author's objectivity]: Read more [...]

Novena in honour of Our Lady’s Nativity- Aug.30-Sept 7

Novena in honor of Our Lady’s Nativity (“Maria Bambina” novena) Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David, Queen of the angels, Mother of grace and love, I greet thee with all my heart. Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully during all the days of my life. Obtain for me, too, a great devotion to thee, who are the first creature of God’s love. (Hail Mary) O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born immaculate and beautiful, true prodigy of Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 31

Martyrology-August 31st Roman Martyrology-August 31st- on this date in various years- St. Raymund Nonnatus, cardinal and confessor, of the Order of our Lady of Ransom for the Redemption of Captives. His birthday is commemorated on the 26th of August. In Tuscany, on Mount Senario, the birthday of St. Bonajuncta, confessor, one of the seven founders of the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who gave up his soul into the hands of the Lord while he was preaching to his brethren on Read more [...]

Was Algore Made a Brit Bishop? Who Knew?

[ Monty Python's Flying Circus Bellyflops Into Portsmouth ] Diocese of Portsmouth on ‘environmental alert’ in response to papal encyclical by Jo-Anne Rowney posted Friday, 28 Aug 2015 http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/08/28/diocese-of-portsmouth-on-environmental-alert-in-response-to-papal-encyclical/#.VeIJzwtR0jU.facebook Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Bishop Philip Egan said the 'alert' is for everyone in the diocese Read more [...]

September: Month dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows

www.catholictradition.org/Passion/pieta.htm SPECIAL 30 DAY NOVENA THE PIETA It has long been a custom in the Church to say this prayer of petition on 30 consecutive days. It is also recommended as a Lenten devotion as well as for all Fridays of the year. Ever glorious and blessed Mary, Queen of Virgins, Mother of Mercy, through that sword of sorrow which pierced thy tender heart whilst thy only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, suffered death and ignominy on the Cross; through that filial Read more [...]

This Pope Does Not “Do” Doctrine

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/this-pope-does-not-do-doctrine August 28, 2015 This Pope Does Not “Do” Doctrine Dr. William Oddie If you are puzzled, even disoriented by the Holy Father’s conduct of his pontificate (and I stress at the outset that what follows is not intended as an attack on it) you may be reassured by an article in this month’s National Geographic magazine, which contains some possibly indiscreet remarks by the Pope’s spokesman, Read more [...]

A Second Look at Hell

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] http://www.catholicpulse.com/cp/en/columnists/schall/082615.html 26th Aug 2015 A Second Look at Hell by Father James V. Schall, S.J. Chances are that very few people have ever heard a sermon on, among other things, hell. It is actually a pretty interesting topic, not at all silly, stuffy, or irrelevant. Hell or its equivalent is found in Scripture. It is also found in Plato. It is actually a very useful way to teach or remind us of the importance of our Read more [...]

Litany of St. John the Baptist

[Hat-tip to CatholicCulture] Litany of St. John the Baptist Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, 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 Ghost, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us. Holy Mary, pray for us. Queen of Prophets, pray for us. Queen of Martyrs, pray for us. Saint John the Baptist, pray for us. St. Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 30

Martyrology-August 30th Roman Martyrology-August 30th- on this date in various years- The feast of St. Rose of St. Mary, virgin of the Third Order of St. Dominic, whose birthday is recalled on the 24th of August. At Rome, on the Ostian Way, the martyrdom of the blessed priest Felix, under Emperors Diocletian and Maximian. After being racked he was sentenced to death, and as they led him to execution, he met a man who spontaneously declared himself a Christian, and was forthwith beheaded Read more [...]

Poll suggests most US Catholics wrongly[?] believe Pope Francis backs gay ‘marriage’

[One could think His Holiness does because of his blessing to a "transgendered" woman and her fiancée at a private audience in the Vatican in advance of their "wedding" (see https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-receives-transgender-woman-and-female-partner-for-private-audience )] Poll suggests most US Catholics wrongly[?] believe Pope Francis backs gay ‘marriage’ Lisa Bourne https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/poll-suggests-most-us-catholics-wrongly-believe-pope-francis-backs-gay-marr August Read more [...]

Swiss Catholic bishops enlist pro-gay activist to author their report for Synod

[The swishy Swiss bishops let an authentically Catholic bishop swing in the wind for upholding Catholic teaching on sodomy] Swiss Catholic bishops enlist pro-gay activist to author their report for Synod Maike Hickson https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/swiss-catholic-bishops-enlist-pro-gay-activist-to-author-their-report-for-s Dr. Arnd [a.k.a. Arnie (not Archie)] Bünker, advisor to the Swiss Catholic bishops August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- While the Swiss Bishop Vitus Huonder of Read more [...]

Cardinal Dolan, I was going to give an appropriate response to your recent statement about church closings…

Cardinal Dolan, I was going to give an appropriate response to your recent statement about church closings... Posted by Aged parent 8/28/15 http://theeye-witness.blogspot.com/2015/08/cardinal-dolan-i-was-going-to-give.html .....but Jesus told me not to. From: Newsday, August 26, 2015 Cardinal Dolan, [New York City Mayor] de Blasio collaborate on affordable housing [ as "God's work"] City and Archdiocese of New York officials have discussed leveraging [and levelling; i.e., Read more [...]

Biden says Pope Francis has revived Catholic social teaching

[When His Holiness come to Philly next month, will he endorse Joe Biden for Prez - rather than the current object of speculation for a papal endorsement, Bernie Sanders?] Biden says Pope Francis has revived Catholic social teaching Catholic World News - August 28, 2015 US Vice President has said that Pope Francis "has become a moral rudder for the world." Biden, who is Catholic, said that the Pope was sounding a moral call on "some of the most important issues of our time, from inequality Read more [...]

Vatican denies letter was intended to endorse Italian author’s book on same-sex unions

[The Vatican spin-machine goes into action] Vatican denies letter was intended to endorse Italian author's book on same-sex unions Catholic World News - August 28, 2015 The Vatican press office has issued a statement to counter an Italian writer’s claim that Pope Francis praised her book defending same-sex unions. Francesca Pardi, whose book Piccolo Uovo was among the gay-oriented books banned from city schools in Venice, had written to Pope Francis to protest. She received a polite Read more [...]

A Cry of the Heart Towards My Friends At CMTV

https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/a-cry-of-the-heart-towards-my-friends-at-cmtv/ A cry of the heart towards my friends at CMTV August 28, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, blogfoolery, General Catholic, Latin Mass, manhood, sadness, the struggle for the Church, Tradition, Virtue, Voris. trackback The below is my own personal impression of the severe decay of a once most promising apostolate. They are strictly my own impressions and reminiscences. It has been difficult Read more [...]

BREAKING! CFN: Francis’ “Blessing” to Homo Publisher

http://www.cfnews.org/page88/files/cee6d1317d59e71a7b3ed287dadd1339-433.html Pope Francis Sends “Blessing” to Publisher of Homosexual-Friendly Books for Children By John Vennari August 28: Pope Francis sent an encouraging letter to lesbian founder of publishing house for children’s books. Today’s Il Giornale reports, “The Pope blesses gender ideology books. To the author he writes: “Go ahead.” The report continues, “Pope Francis still amazes, writing a long letter Read more [...]

The Pope is Always Right

The Pope is Always Right Written by Michael Borish 8/25/15 http://www.a-cnn.com/index.php/articles/item/2003-the-pope-is-always-right Michael Borish Hello, my name is Michael Borish and I have a website called Church Militia TV. Unless you are living on another planet (don't worry, ET, we will meet in heaven!), you must be familiar with my work in defense of Real Catholicism. You see, I am a Real Catholic. However I cannot use that term because I am also an Obedient Catholic. Read more [...]

Petered Out: Will the Francis Show Get Cancelled?

Petered Out: Will the Francis Show Get Cancelled? Why Is He Always Scolding Everyone? Written by Hilary White 8/26/15 http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/1966-petered-out-is-the-francis-show-getting-cancelled The papal nagging, the scolding and often incomprehensible admonishing would not be nearly so offensive if it had any serious, weighty moral or doctrinal content. What is going on here? Is the world finally tiring of the Francis Show? It seems the shine Read more [...]

Litany and Prayers of Saint Augustine

[Hat-tip to Catholic Culture and Women for Faith & Family] Litany of Saint Augustine Lord, have mercy on us! Christ, 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 Ghost, 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. Holy Father Read more [...]

The Pope and Air Conditioning?

[Is Francis writing in the manner of Bl. Pius IX's condemnation in Syllabus Errorum (no. 80) of the opinion that "The Roman Pontiff can, and ought to, reconcile himself, and come to terms with progress, liberalism and modern civilization" and of Gregory XVI's opposition to railroads and gaslights in the Papal States? (See comment below)] The Pope and Air Conditioning? By Dr. Mark Creech 8/25/15 http://christianactionleague.org/news/the-pope-and-air-conditioning/ During a visit to the Holy Read more [...]

“American Catholicism has a long history of cowardice and complicity” in the face of the liberal culture

“American Catholicism has a long history of cowardice and complicity” in the face of the liberal culture August 27, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/ Brother Andre Marie from Catholicism.org sent out a letter the other day, portions of which I thought merited sharing with readers. It’s a very good summation of the abrogation of duty that has marked the Church in this country since its inception. Happy for years just to be relatively free to practice Read more [...]

Ex-nuncio, laicized for sexual abuse, dead at 67 of “natural causes”

[Shades of Pope John Paul I: A field-day for conspiracy theorists?] Ex-nuncio, laicized for sexual abuse, dead at 67 [of "natural causes"] Catholic World News - August 28, 2015 Jozef Wesolowski, an ex-nuncio laicized for sexually abusing minors, died of natural causes on August 28, the Holy See Press Office has announced. Wesolowski, 67, was ordained to the priesthood (1972) and the episcopate (1999) by St. John Paul II. He served as apostolic nuncio to Bolivia (1999-2002); Kazakhstan, Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 29

Martyrology-August 29th Roman Martyrology-August 29th- on this date in various years- The beheading of St. John Baptist, who was put to death by Herod about the feast of Easter. However, his solemn commemoration takes place today, when his venerable head was found for the second time. It was afterwards solemnly carried to Rome, where it is kept in the church of St. Sylvester, near the Campus Martius, and honoured by the people with the greatest devotion. At Rome, on Mount Aventine, the Read more [...]

MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 28

Martyrology-August 28th Roman Martyrology-August 28th- on this date in various years- At Hippo in Africa, the birthday of St. Augustine, bishop and famous doctor of the Church. Converted and baptized by the blessed bishop Ambrose, he defended the Catholic faith with the greatest zeal against the Manicheans and other heretics, and after having sustained many other labours for the Church of God, he went to his reward in heaven. His relics, owing to the invasion of barbarians, were first brought Read more [...]

Vatican counselors: What is the Church thinking?

Vatican counselors: What is the Church thinking? Maike Hickson https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/vatican-counselors-what-is-the-church-thinking August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- What protocols is the Vatican using to choose its counselors? Two such people of influence, far as they are from traditional Catholic morals and teachings, have provided cause for the question to be asked. In her newest book, This Changes Everything (2014), the author, Naomi Klein – a famed critic of imperious Read more [...]

Radio Maria Chief Don Livio Fangaza and a “Pleasant Surprise”

[Will he be the next victim of his own purge-policy because of his criticisms of "liturgical reform"? Radio Maria Chief Don Livio Fangaza and a "Pleasant Surprise" Text: Giuseppe Nardi Trans: Tancred 8/27/15 http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2015/08/radio-maria-chief-don-livio-fangaza-and.html (Rome) Don Livio Fanzaga, program director of Radio Maria Italy was recently noticed for purges against critics of Pope Francis, but "there are also pleasant surprises," says the traditional Read more [...]

Will the Pope Endorse Bernie Sanders for President?

Will the Pope Endorse Bernie Sanders for President? Cliff Kincaid — August 21, 2015 http://www.aim.org/aim-column/will-the-pope-endorse-bernie-sanders-for-president/ If the Republican establishment thinks it has a problem with Donald Trump, just wait until the Pope visits America next month and endorses socialist Bernie Sanders for president. Such a move, which is not beyond the realm of possibility, would put the head of the Roman Catholic Church firmly in the Democratic Party camp Read more [...]

Philly archbishop labels two Catholic groups ‘destructive’

[Will it be a World Meeting of Families or of the Philadelphia pro-abort, pro-sodomite Democratic establishment?] Philly archbishop labels two Catholic groups 'destructive' By Matt C. Abbott RenewAmerica 8/27/15 Many Catholics who use the Internet are familiar with Michael Voris of ChurchMilitant.com and Michael Hichborn, formerly of American Life League and now president of the Lepanto Institute. And most of the Catholics who are familiar with Mr. Voris and Mr. Hichborn typically either Read more [...]

German Bishops’ Conference website promotes homosexual unions as sacrament

[Sodomy as the eighth sacrament and "Who am I to judge?" as the new hermeneutic] German Bishops’ Conference website promotes homosexual unions as sacrament Maike Hickson https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/german-bishops-conference-website-promotes-homosexual-unions-as-sacrament August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- On August 25, Katholisch.de, the official website of the German Bishops' Conference, published an interview with the German moral theologian Stephan Goertz concerning his new Read more [...]

God’s greatest and most beloved treasure is human life

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] http://ct.dio.org/bishops-column/message/god-s-greatest-and-most-beloved-treasure-is-human-life/read.html Lex Cordis Caritas - The law of the heart is Love August 23, 2015 God’s greatest and most beloved treasure is human life by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki The Bible points us to the truth of what lies at the heart of every moral teaching of Jesus Christ and his church. In the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians, we hear him warn the people to Read more [...]

The Problem with Pews

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd] http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/the-problem-with-pews August 26, 2015 The Problem with Pews Fr. George W. Rutler The queen consort of George V was consistent in her sense of duty and unswerving in how she expressed it. Crowned with dignity and corseted with confidence, at five feet six inches, Mary of Teck was the same height as the king, but they were called George the Fifth and Mary the Four-fifths. Of her many benefactions to Empire, not least, Read more [...]

Vatican II Actually Saved Catholicism!?

I agree with the author's analysis that with or without Vatican II, Modernism (religious and secular) posed a great threat to the Church and Western Civilization, but I disagree with his conclusion that Vatican II saved the Church. Rather it served as a catalyst in speeding up the process of destruction within the Church and provided a rationale for the destroyers (including those in high places in the Church) acting in the name of the Council; for example: Vatican II Actually Saved Catholicism[!?] Read more [...]

Fr. al Bazi: “THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS MODERATE ISLAM”

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/08/theres-no-such-thing-as-moderate-islam.html Antonio Socci: "The Catholic Church is not the Bergoglio Party" - "for 2 years, nothing about extermination of Christians, but on Muslim migrants they can't stop talking!" "There's No Such Thing as Moderate Islam": An Iraqi Priest Describes the Christian Genocide "THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS MODERATE Read more [...]

Roberto de Mattei on the First Synod of Adultery

Roberto de Mattei: "The Synod of Adultery: the Church has been here before” http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/08/roberto-de-mattei-synod-of-adultery.html St. Theodore the Studite, and the “Synod of Adultery” Roberto de Mattei Corrispondenza Romana 26th August 2015 “The Synod of Adultery” an assembly of Bishops in the 9th century, made history when they wanted to approve the praxis of a second marriage after the repudiation of a legitimate wife. St. Read more [...]

A New Pope in 2016?

I have had the same "feeling" based on Francis' statements about such, B16's resignation, and until recently a "sparse" calendar of foreign trips for late 2015 and on, but which now according to Wikipedia is filling up: Upcoming visits: Cuba and United States (19 to 27 September 2015) France (November 2015) Kenya, Uganda, and Central African Republic (25 to 30 November 2015) 2016: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (July 2016) Poland (25 to 31 July 2016) Armenia (2016) 2017: Brazil Read more [...]

Which Bozo will Be Our Next President?

I say Bozo because it seems none of the candidates know, or at least believe, that Almighty God is the Author of Life. So far, the candidates all seem to take the approach that Abortion is permissable when the life of the mother is at stake or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. But, the child in the womb at the moment of conception is an innocent human life and the heart beating in that tiny body, and the immortal soul contained therein, was placed there by Almighty God. As such, it Read more [...]

Another survey, another confirmation of the near-total failure of catechesis in this country

[Same old news: AmChurchers are not much different than other Americans on "matters of grave moral import" - now including "climate change" in view of Pope Francis' Laudato Si] Another survey, another confirmation of the near-total failure of catechesis in this country August 25, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/another-survey-another-confirmation-of-the-near-total-failure-of-catechesis-in-this-country/ I don’t know if it is even meaningful Read more [...]

Ecumenical failure: Waldensians rebuke Pope Francis’ outreach, refuse to apologize

Ecumenical failure: Waldensians rebuke Pope Francis’ outreach, refuse to apologize August 25, 2015 Posted by Tantumblogo https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/ecumenical-failure-waldensians-rebuke-pope-francis-outreach-refuse-to-apologize/ How many times has this occurred in the past? How many times has a major Church leader, even a Pope, appeared on bended knee before some sect or group of schismatics, beating his breast over the ostensible past sins of the Church, only Read more [...]

Chicago Archbishop: ‘We Must Be Open to New Avenues & Creativity When It Comes to Families’

[Hat-tip to Restore-DC-Catholicism: "It is a sad day for the Church when an organization that foments mortal sin waxes lyrical about the preaching of an errant bishop"] Chicago Archbishop: ‘We Must Be Open to New Avenues & Creativity When It Comes to Families’ –Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich called for the church to improve its welcome of non-traditional families in his homily last Sunday, offering a beautiful reflection as the church prepares for Read more [...]

PopeWatch: Pope Francis and the Jesuits

PopeWatch: Pope Francis and the Jesuits Published Monday, August 24, A.D. 2015 | By Donald R. McClarey http://the-american-catholic.com/2015/08/24/popewatch-pope-francis-and-the-jesuits/#more-61233 In an article in The Atlantic, author Paul Vallely looks at how Pope Francis changed as a result of his period of “internal exile” imposed upon him by the Jesuits ( http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/08/pope-francis-cordoba-exile-humble/402032/ ): As polarization grew between Read more [...]

US must repent for funding Planned Parenthood’s eugenics program: Catholic bishop

[Paprocki rather than Cupich should have been appointed archbishop of Chicago not only for his integrity but also for his knowledge of the ins and outs of the archdiocese as former chancellor and then episcopal vicar; maybe he didn't want it, because he knew what a mess the archdiocese and city of Chicago are] US must repent for funding Planned Parenthood’s eugenics program: Catholic bishop Lisa Bourne https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-must-repent-for-funding-planned-parenthoods-eugenics-program-catholic-bi SPRINGFIELD, Read more [...]

The latest on the Kasper proposal

The latest on the Kasper proposal ["In good company"] Cardinals Timothy Dolan (New York), Walter Kasper, and Donald Wuerl (Washington, D.C.) seated at the opening Mass of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family at St. Peter's Basilica on October 5, 2014. Fr. Gerald E. Murray https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-latest-on-the-kasper-proposal August 26, 2015 (The Catholic Thing) -- Is the campaign to promote Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposal to allow the reception of Holy Communion Read more [...]

Book ‘im, Dano! LeVada Busted for DWI in Hawaii!

[ Now if Trad scientists and engineers could just come up with a "heresy & subversion detection device" as reliable as the standard breath-o-lizer, we'd be able to put all these bozos in the klink inside of a week! Just sayin' .... / gpmtrad] (The following information is provided, rather appropriately, by the folks at Yahoo! Unfortunately, Steve McGarrett was unavailable to take questions from AQ's crack "5-O" undercover unit....) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former archbishop of San Francisco Read more [...]

Does Being “Gay” Make You an “Expert” on Homosexuality?

[On the inconsistencies of one of the proponents and practitioners of the "new homophilia" - which tries to make something good and special out of what the Catechism of the Catholic Church calls "an intrinsic disorder"] Does Being “Gay” Make You an “Expert” on Homosexuality? Deacon Jim Russell August 18, 2015 http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/why-being-gay-is-not-enough Joseph Prever in scenes from “The Third Way” produced by Blackstone Films. Imagine that you are Read more [...]

Archdiocese of San Francisco and teachers reach contract agreement

[No specifics on doctrines or morals for teachers to follow; satisfactory to teachers' union boss and high school religion teacher Ted deSaulnier: “I want the most protection for any Catholic school teacher to have the fullest and most complete private life they can have”] Archdiocese of San Francisco and teachers reach contract agreement August 23, 2015 The three-year contract, ratified by a vote of 90 to 80, says the purpose of Catholic schools is “to affirm Catholic values through Read more [...]

‘Catholicism by osmosis is dead’- Weigel hits the nail on the head

[One neo-Catholic on another neo-Catholic on ...] 'Catholicism by osmosis is dead'- Weigel hits the nail on the head By Phil Lawler | Aug 26, 2015 http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otn.cfm?id=1106 Reflecting for Catholic World Report on the “smaller, purer Church” that Pope Benedict XVI foresaw, George Weigel makes on of those grand, sweeping generalizations that are so striking because they are so true ( http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/4119/catacomb_time.aspx ): This Read more [...]

Spirit of secularization now presides at Pontifical Council for the Family

Spirit of secularization now presides at Pontifical Council for the Family John Smeaton Wed Aug 26, 2015 https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/spirit-of-secularization-now-presides-at-pontifical-council-for-the-family What would the late Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo think about recent events at the Pontifical Council for the Family, of which he was the President from 1991 till 2008? I knew the late Cardinal personally. He was one of the world’s greatest defenders of the sanctity Read more [...]

Our Lady of Częstochowa

[Hat-tip to Universalis and CatholicCulture] Our Lady of Częstochowa The Black Madonna of Częstochowa is a revered icon of the Virgin Mary housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery at Częstochowa, in Poland. It has been venerated for at least 600 years and many miracles are attributed to the intercession of Our Lady. Częstochowa is the most popular shrine in Poland and a noted centre of pilgrimage. Ballade to Our Lady of Częstochowa Lady and Queen and Mystery manifold And very 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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