Monthly Archives: April 2015

MARTYROLOGY-MAY 2

Martyrology-May 2nd
Roman Martyrology-May 2nd- on this date in various years-

At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Athanasius, bishop of that city, confessor and doctor of the Church, most celebrated for sanctity and learning. Although almost all of the world had formed a conspiracy to persecute him, he courageously defended the Catholic faith, from the reign of Constantine to that of Valens, against emperors, governors, and a multitude of Arian bishops, whose underhanded attacks forced him to wander as an exile over the whole earth without finding a place of security. At length, however, he was restored to his church, and after overcoming many trials, and winning many crowns by his patience, he departed for heaven in the forty-sixth year of his priesthood, in the time of the emperors Valentinian and Valens. read more

MARTYROLOGY-MAY 1

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

The birthday of the blessed apostles Philip and James. Philip, after having converted nearly all of Scythia to the faith of Christ, went to Hieropolis, a city in Asia, where he was fastened to a cross and stoned, and thus ended his life gloriously. James, who is also called the brother of our Lord, was the first bishop of Jerusalem. Being hurled down from a pinnacle of the temple, his legs were broken, and being struck on the head with a dyer’s staff, he expired and was buried near the temple. read more

Oldies But Goodies

I just happened upon these citations and decided to post them as a reminder for folks as October and the Sin-Odd draws ever nearer.

Re: Cardinal Torquemada OP.

(1388-1468)
OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED THEOLOGIAN OF THE COUNCIL OF BASEL/FLORENCE
GIVEN BY POPE EUGENIUS IV THE TITLE OF “DEFENDER OF THE FAITH”

“Although it clearly follows from the circumstances that the Pope
can err at times, and command things which must not be done, that we are not to be simply obedient to him in all things, that does not show that he must not be obeyed by all when his commands are good. To know in what cases he is to be obeyed and in what not,… it is said in the Acts of the Apostles: ‘One ought to obey God rather than man’; therefore, were the Pope to command anything against Holy Scripture, or the articles of faith, or the truth of the Sacraments, or the commands of
the natural or divine law, he ought not to be obeyed, but in such
commands, to be passed over (despiciendus)….” (Summa de Ecclesia
[1489], founded upon the doctrine formulated and defined by the Council
of Florence and defined by Pope Eugenius IV and Pope Pius IV) read more

“My Way or the Highway”

This is an answer to those in the Church who insist that we, traditionalists, are the ones that are wrong and that we have a pharisaic attitude. In truth it is they who have that attitude by their insistence on “my way or the highway” for faculties and jurisdiction. Look at history. Starting in 1970 when Archbishop Lefebvre agreed to head a group of traditional Catholics who loved the traditional Mass and sacraments and the teaching(s) that went along with them. What happened? Rome said: Oh, no, you must do things our way or we will withdraw ecclesiastical recognition. Archbishop pleaded with Rome to allow the newly formed SSPX to ordain priests in the traditional rite and for a bishop or bishops who would ensure the continuance of this practice for the future. What happened? Rome refused to allow the bishop(s) that Tradition demanded and put off the Archbishop for months, even years, at a time. In the meantime there were other groups who valued Tradition to such an extent that they set up their own apostolates and refused the “my way or the highway” approach. Some, sadly, became empty-seaters and went off on their own tangents. Rome’s answer? Excommunicate them, or try to, and deny them any sort of official recognition or jurisdiction. And, to make matters worse instead of better, they set up a competing structure that looks Traditional but is beholding to the Modernists for their very existence. To this day the traditionalists are maligned and disdained by even the Pope himself and who knows how long the Traditional Mass and Sacraments will be tolerated by these clowns? read more

Fr. Nicholas Gruner, RIP

[Terribly shocking news]

Father Nicholas Gruner, RIP

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4/29/15

It is my sad duty to announce the sudden death of Father Nicholas Gruner
He died suddenly late today of a heart attack while working at his Fatima Center office.
At the moment, I do not know more than this. Please re-visit our page for updates.
He was truly the world expert on Fatima. He was more knowledgable on this subject, and on the true nature of the Fatima Message than anyone else.
Father Gruner’s Fatima Center will have more information tomorrow.
Please remember Father Gruner in your prayers, a good friend and a true Catholic Crusader.
– John Vennari, Catholic Family News read more

J Vennari on Kasper’s Scandalous New Book on Marriage

This just posted moments ago by John.

CFN Media 8: Kasper Says Don’t Rely on Jesus’ Words
This may be the most important CFN Media video we’ve done yet, and will probably contain a number of points you’ve not heard before. Do you want a better grasp of Cardinal Kasper’s dissent from Catholic truth and his disregard for Biblical inerrancy? Do you know how this affects the present discussion on “Communion for the divorced and remarried”? Do you want a clearer understanding of the frightening mindset of those preparing the October 2015 Synod? Do you want to better comprehend the ramifications? Do you want to know what influence do modernists such as Kasper have on Pope Francis? read more

Ryan Scott Gevelinger arrested, held on high cash only bond

Deputies arrest self-proclaimed church leader
www.abc17news.com/news/deputies-arrest-selfproclaimed-church-leader/32344410

Howard County sheriff’s deputies arrested the leader of a Benedictine monastery for financially exploiting an elderly person.

A probable cause statement filed by the department on March 31 claims Ryan St. Anne Gevelinger tried to deceive an elderly woman living at the church to sell her property to help pay for the monastery. Gevelinger, who also goes by Ryan St. Anne Scott, Ryan Patrick Scott, Father Ryan St. Anne and Randell Stocks, is being held at the Howard County jail in Fayette on a $150,000 cash only bond. read more

Did Francis Commit a Sacrilege?

Pewsitter.com quotes the pontiff as saying in a Vatican Radio clip the following:  “How I wish, he said, that Christians could kneel in veneration when a poor person enters the church.” (en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/04/28/pope_christians_should_kneel_before_the_poor_/1140244 )

The first commandment is: “I am the Lord Thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before me” [http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/command.htm]

Concerning the poor, we have: “For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.”. [Mark Chap 14: v7] read more

Top Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Luz says will no longer draw Muhammad

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PARIS (AFP) – Cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo’s front cover picture of Muhammad following the massacre of the satirical weekly’s editorial team by Islamic militants in January, has told a French magazine he will no longer draw the Prophet.

“I will no longer draw the figure of Muhammad. It no longer interests me,” he told Les Inrockuptibles magazine in an interview published on Wednesday.

“I’m not going to spend my life drawing (cartoons of Muhammad).” read more

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 30

Martyrology-April 30th
Roman Martyrology-April 30th-on this date in various years-

St. Catherine of Siena, virgin of the Third Order of St. Dominic, who on the previous day went to her heavenly Spouse.

At Saintes in France, blessed Eutropius, bishop and martyr, who was consecrated bishop and sent to France by St. Clement. After preaching for many years, he had his skull crushed for bearing testimony to Christ, and thus gained victory by his death.

At Cordova in Spain, the holy martyrs Amator, a priest, Peter, a monk, and Louis. read more

Dominican Sisters and their students denied permission for Mass in Roman Churches

Below is an article from the SSPX web-site explaining what happened when the Sisters requested permission for Processions, singing the Credo, and Mass at the Roman Basilicas. Interesting to note that the Archpriest of St. Peter’s granted permission for everything until Archbishop Pozzo intervened.

sspx.org/en/news-events/news/actions-speak-than-louder-words

Why were the Dominican Sisters of Fanjeaux denied the celebration of Mass in the Lateran Basilica during their pilgrimage to Rome?

We publish here a Le Seignadou editorial by Fr. Michel Simoulin, SSPX chaplain of the Dominicans of Fanjeaux. Fr. Simoulin comments on the behind the scenes denial of the celebration of Mass during the pilgrimage the sisters and their students made last February in Rome, which contradicts the recently assertions made by Archbishop Pozzo of the Ecclesia Dei Commission. read more

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 29

Martyrology-April 29th
Roman Martyrology-April 29th-on this date in various years-

St. Peter, a martyr of the Order of Preachers, who was slain for the Catholic faith on the 6th day of April.

At Rome, the birthday of St. Catherine of Siena, virgin of the Third Order of St. Dominic, renowned for her holy life and her miracles. She was inscribed among the canonized virgins by Pope Pius II. Her feast, however, is celebrated on the following day.

At Paphos in Cyprus, St. Tychicus, a disciple of the blessed Apostle Paul, who called him in his Epistles, “most dear brother,” “faithful minister,” and “fellow-servant in the Lord”. read more

So Long, Ralph Martin! Adios, Benny Hinn! Take a Hike, Medjugoogoos!

Pope Francis – call your office!

KA-BOOM! ( That roar you just heard was all the bubbly hot air being expelled from the bowels of the charismaniac movement! )

Note: Rather interesting, as well, to hear Fr. Ripperger, PhD, FSSP concur with the late, great Canon Gregory Hesse on the objectively BLASPHEMOUS elements of conciliar hyperbole ( beginning after the 11:00 mark. )

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 27

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

St. Peter Canisius, priest of the Society of Jesus, confessor and doctor of the Church, who departed to the Lord on the 21st of December.

At Nicomedia, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of St. Anthimus, bishop and martyr, who obtained the glory of martyrdom by being beheaded for the faith. Nearly all his numerous flock followed him. The judge ordered some to be beheaded, others to be burned alive, others to be put in boats and sunk in the sea. read more

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 26

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

At Rome, the birthday of St. Cletus, the pope who governed the Church the second after the apostle St. Peter, and was crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Domitian.

St. Marcellinus, pope and martyr, whose birthday is commemorated on the 25th of October.

At Amasea in Pontus, St. Basileus, bishop and martyr, whose illustrious martyrdom occurred under Emperor Licinius. His body was thrown into the sea, but was found by Elpidiphorus, through the reveleation of an angel, and was honorably buried. read more