Monthly Archives: February 2013

Allegri’s Miserere


Miserere mei, Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam.

Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum, dele iniquitatem mean.

Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea: et a peccato meo munda me.

Quoniam iniquitatem mean ego cognosco: et peccatum meum contra me est semper.

Tibi soli peccavi et malum, coram te feci: ut justificeris in sermonibus tuis, et vincas cum judicaris.

Ecce enim in iniquitatibus conceptus sum : et in peccatis concepit me mater mea.

Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti : incerta et occula sapientiae tuae manifestasti mihi. read more

SSPX novena Election of a Pope March 1-9

In preparation for the upcoming election of a new Sovereign Pontiff, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, requests that all priests and faithful beseech heavenly graces by a novena of prayers to take place from March 1st to the ninth. The novena will consist of the Veni Creator Spiritus, the collect of the votive Mass for the election of a Sovereign Pontiff, and three invocations. So that all may participate in this novena, the prayers are : read more


Martyrology-March 1st
Roman Martyrology-March 1st-on this date in various years-

At Rome, two hundred and sixty holy martyrs condemned for the name of Christ. Claudius ordered them to dig sand beyond the Salarian Gate, then to have soldiers in the amphitheatre shoot them with arrows.

Also, the birthday of the holy martyrs Leo, Donatus, Abundantius, Nicephorus, and nine others.

At Marseilles in France, the holy martyrs Hermes and Adrian.

At Heliopolis, St. Eudocia, martyr in the persecution of Trajan. She was baptized by Bishop Theodotus, and being fortified for the combat, was put to the sword at the command of Vincent the governor, and thus received the crown of martyrdom. read more


Martyrology-February 28th
Roman Martyrology-February 28th-on this date in various years-

At Rome, the birthday of the holy martyrs Macarius, Rufinus, Justus, and Theophilus.

At Alexandria, the passion of the Saints Caerealis, Pupulus, Caius, and Serapion.

In the same city, in the reign of Emperor Valerian, the commemoration of the holy priests, deacons, and many others. When a most deadly epidemic was raging, they willingly met their death by ministering to the sick. The religious sentiment of the pious faithful has generally venerated them as martyrs. read more

Vatican Considering Declaring the Next Pope a Saint
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Vatican Considering Declaring the Next Pope a Saint

(A-CNN Special Report) The Sub-Commission for the Dubious Causes of Saints has today announced it delivered an urgent report to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The group unanimously voted to have the yet-to-be-elected next pope declared a saint on an expedited basis, preferably before the conclave announces its decision. read more


Martyrology-February 27th
Roman Martyrology-February 27th-on this date in various years-

At Isola, in the province of Abruzzi, St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin, confessor and cleric of the Passionist Congregation. Having been known for his merits during his short life, and after death renowned for miracles, Pope Benedict XV enrolled him in the canon of the saints.

At Rome, the birthday of the holy martyrs, Alexander, Abundius, Antigonus, and Fortunatus.

At Alexandria, the passion of St. Julian, martyr. Although he was so afflicted with gout that he could neither walk nor stand, he was taken before the judge with two servants, who carried him in a chair. One of these denied his faith, but the other, named Eunus, persevered with Julian in confessing Christ. Both were set on camels, led through the whole city, scourged, and then burned alive in the presence of all the people. read more


Martyrology-February 26th
Roman Martyrology-February 26th-on this date in various years-

At Pergen in Pamphylia, during the persecution of Decius, the birthday of blessed Nestor, bishop, who praying night and day for the safety of the flock of Christ, was put under arrest. Because he confessed the Name of the Lord with great zeal and freedom, he was cruelly tortured on the rack by order of Pollio the governor. When he still courageously proclaimed that he would remain ever faithful to Christ, he was crucified, and thus triumphantly went to heaven. read more

A Bishop Dressed in White?

A Bishop Dressed in White?

By Robert J. Siscoe POSTED: 2/25/13

( In the portion of the Third Secret revealed by the Vatican in the year 2000, there is a vision of the Holy Father passing “through a big city half in ruins”, who is then “killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions”. Earlier in the same vision, Sister Lucy also reports seeing one she identified as “a Bishop dressed in white”. Interestingly, she did not refer to the Bishop in white as the Holy Father, but only said “we had the impression that he was the Holy Father”. read more

Cardinal joins in Muslim prayer in the Grand Mosque in Lyon

Cardinal joins in Muslim prayer in the Grand Mosque in Lyon
Catholic Church Conservation
Published 25/2/2012


The Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Cardinal Barbarin visited the Grand Mosque of Lyon, and there prayed for the release of a seven-member French family who has been kidnapped in Cameroon and is held hostage. “Does Allah hear the prayers more than our Lord Jesus Christ?,” asks the French website Riposte Catholique. Kabtane Kamel, head of the Grand Mosque of Lyon announced on his website: “Cardinal Barbarin, Primate of the French, visited on 21 February 2013 in the afternoon the Grand Mosque of Lyon, to pray with the Muslim community for the release of seven French hostages, including four children. The prayer was held in the presence of a large audience. After the head of the Great Mosque, Kamel Kabtane, had recited from the Koran, he called on the mosque to pray for the speedy release of the hostages. The Cardinal appeared moved by the fraternal meeting in the mosque of Lyon and prayed with them. The ceremony was concluded by the imam of the mosque, after he had called for prayer for peace and the brotherhood of man, against unjust wars, for the concerns of innocent people. ” The appearance of Cardinal Barbarin in the mosque was not the first time. Riposte Catholique writes that the Cardinal in 2010 recited at the end of the Mass from the Koran and said elsewhere as early as 2011, the Shahada, the Islamic creed . The secretary of the Archbishop, Renaud de Kermadec said that a quotation in a lecture by the Cardinal at an interreligious dialogue conference had been misunderstood. read more

Fire at the Pfeiffer Homestead in Boston, KY

Apparently, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pfeiffer, the parents of Frs. Timothy and Joseph Pfeiffer, caught fire yesterday during morning Mass and burnt to the ground. None of the other structures on the Pfeiffer complex including the chapel, priests house, and other out buildings were involved. Nobody was injured. The Pfeiffer complex has served as the headquarters for the neo-resistance movement of the priests who have been expelled or voluntarily left the Society of St. Pius X over issues stemming from their disobedience to their District Superiors, specifically to refrain from commenting on the wisdom of the discussions between the SSPX and the Vatican until the discussions concluded and the specifics where disseminated. read more

The pope

I am reading Malachi Martin’s “The Final Conclave”. I came across this in the beginning. “Rumors of Pope Paul’s resignation fill the air by 1970. As early as 1966, visiting the grave of Pope Celestine V–one of the last Popes to resign (in 1294) Paul spoke of abdication.
Was this a coincidence or is another bombshell of Vat.2? Pope Benedict was one of movers and shakers in Vat2. They have already stripped the Papacy of Petrine privileges so that the papacy will be more in line with the Orthodox. Could this be the next phase of diminishing the Papacy? read more

Just in Case JP2 & P6 are ever…..(umm… well, you know)

Catholic Encyclopedia, Beatification and Canonization, 1907: ―For several centuries the bishops, in some places only the primates and patriarchs (August., Brevic. Collat. cum Donatistis, III, xiii, no. 25 in P.L., XLIII, 628), could grant to martyrs and confessors public ecclesiastical honour; such honour, however, was always decreed only for the local territory over which the grantors held jurisdiction… Abuses, however, crept into this form of discipline, due as well to indiscretions of popular fervour as to the carelessness of some bishops in inquiring into the lives of those whom they permitted to be honoured as saints. Towards the close of the eleventh century the popes found it necessary to restrict episcopal authority on this point, and decreed that the virtues and miracles of persons proposed for public veneration should be examined in councils, more particularly in general councils. Urban II, Calixtus II, and Eugenius III followed this line of action. It happened, even after these decrees, that ‗some, following the ways of the pagans and deceived by the fraud of the evil one, venerated as a saint a man who had been killed while intoxicated‘. Alexander III (1159-81) took occasion to prohibit his veneration in these words: ‗For the future you will not presume to pay him reverence; and even though miracles were worked through him, this would not allow you to revere him as a saint unless with the authority of the Roman Church‘ (c. i, tit. cit., X. III, xlv). Theologians do not agree as to the full import of this decretal. Either a new law was made (Bellarmine, De Eccles. Triumph., I, viii), in which case the pope then for the first time reserved the right of beatification, or a pre-existing law was confirmed. As the decretal did not put an end to all controversy, and some bishops did not obey it in as far as it regarded beatification (which right they had certainly possessed hitherto), Urban VII published, in 1634, a
Bull which put an end to all discussion by reserving to the Holy See exclusively not only its immemorial right of canonization, but also that of beatification.‖
The first canonization of a saint by a pope took place in the 9th or 10th century. What follows is a quote from Fr. F.W. Faber‘s book An Essay on Beatification, Canonization, and the Process of the Congregation of Rites (hereafter BC), 1848:
BC: ―* There is a question about the first solemn canonization; some say it was Leo III‘s canonization of St. Swibert in 804; Mabillon and Papebroch decide in favour of the canonization of St. Udalrio by John XV. in 993.‖
It is certain, then, that all those who were declared saints by local bishops and hence not by papal canonizations were not infallibly declared saints because local bishops judged and declared them to be saints and local bishops do not have the charism of infallibility—only the pope does! The question, then, is, Can the pope infallibly judge and declare a dead person to be a saint? The answer is, No!
Canonizations Are Fallible
Canonizations have no link with Tradition
In 1870 the Vatican Council infallibly defined that supernatural revelations which constitute the object of the Catholic faith ended with the death of the last apostle and that the pope could only infallibly define these revelations on faith and morals. Therefore the charism of papal infallibility applies only to doctrines on faith and morals that were revealed to the apostles. Consequently, the process of canonization cannot be infallible because it has no link with Tradition, no link with the revelations given to the apostles. The canonization process was unknown to the apostles and all the popes until the 9th or 10th century when popes started to canonize saints. Thus canonizations are not subject matter for papal infallibility because the process of canonization was not part of the revelations given to the apostles.
(See in this book Popes teach infallibly only on things revealed to the apostles, p. 9.)
Popes can infallibly judge men to be notorious sinners but not saints
During the canonization process when judging and declaring a person to be a saint, the pope does not teach but judges. He is judging the sanctity of a person. The pope cannot infallibly judge that a living or dead person is sanctified because that person may have secretly embraced heresy or secretly committed some other mortal sin, even if just by thought: “Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord.” (Ps. 18:13)“Prove me, O God, and know my heart: examine me, and know my paths. And see if there be in me the way of iniquity: and lead me in the eternal way.” (Ps. 138:23-24)“For I am not conscious to myself of anything. Yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.” (1 Cor. 4:4) read more

For the Record: Mueller on Transubstantiation

From TIA: As we enter an exceptional in week Christian history, a reminder of just whom the Supreme Pontiff made His Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith:

In 2002, then Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller published the book The Mass, Source of Christian Life (Die Messe, Quelle Christlichen Lebens) in which he speaks about transubstantiation.

    Rather than the bread and wine being really transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ, Muller affirms they become symbols of the presence of Christ.

At right, the cover of the book by Bishop Gerhard Muller; bottom, photocopies of excerpts on pp. 139-140; below in blue, the translation of the texts highlighted in yellow. read more

The Pope’s Abandonment is a Catastrophe

“No more nice words: The resignation is a catastrophe” via Rorate Caeli
24 February 2013

St. Michael

“No more nice words: The resignation is a catastrophe”
“Benedict XVI: why have you abandoned us?”
In the semi-official daily of the French Church, La Croix, two conservative Catholic thinkers express their dismay (note: the authors, as it can be noticed, are not Traditional Catholics; the declaration, “we are all Sedevacantists”, is a mere statement of fact regarding the upcoming period of vacant see.) read more