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Comrades, Since 1958

Anyone who listens to the late, truly great Canon Gregory Hesse’s conferences on YouTube has likely heard him state without missing a beat that Roncalli was a communist.

Here’s a sourced time capsule to back up the assertion.

(Feel free to apply to certain ecclesial loony tune characters in our own hidebound era of intergalactic nuttiness, PC terrorism and galloping apostasy…)

[h/t to one Giuseppe Antonio Francisco on Facebook]

Angelo Roncalli (would-be John XXIII) in March 1953, speaking before the entire city council and the mayor of Venice Italy, as quoted by his biographer, Lawrence Elliot:
“Not a week had passed before he went to the town hall to pay a call on the mayor, Armando Gavagnin, in thanks for the warmth of his welcome. Present, as Roncalli anticipated, was the entire city council, Socialists, Communists, and all. He told them that he was glad to be in the house of the people, the place where men worked for good government. ‘Only he who works for good is a Christian,’ he went on gently, ‘EVEN IF it happens that there may be several here who do not call themselves Christians. Yet they MAY be considered such for the good that they do, and so to all of you, WITHOUT DISTINCTION, I give my paternal blessing.’ ” [Cf. “I Will be Called John: A Biography of Pope John XXIII,” by Lawrence Elliot, Reader’s Digest Press (1973), pp. 208-209. Emphasis added.]

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Bp. Peric of Mostar: The Truth about Medj – Again

[ Provided as a response to Medjugoogoos, who remain numerous. ]

Since “the Church of the living God” is “the pillar and foundation of truth” (1 Timothy 3:15), the goal of all past research on the “Medjugorje phenomena” has been to determine the truth: are the apparitions authentic or not? Constat vel non de supernaturalitate? This has been the goal of the first diocesan commission in Mostar (1982 – 1984), the extended commission (1984 – 1986), the commission of the Bishops’ Conference in Zagreb (1987 – 1990), the commission of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith in the Vatican (2010 – 2014) and the evaluation of the same Congregation (2014 – 2016), as designated by Pope Benedict XVI. It is all now in the hands of the Holy Father Pope Francis.

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Prayer Intention Request from the Vennari Family

[ Posted this afternoon on Facebook ]

Dear Friends,

We are most grateful for your continued Masses, Holy Communions, Rosaries, and other prayers and sacrifices for John.

Since John’s diagnosis, we have prayed through the intercession of Our Lady of Buen Suceso (‘Good Success’ in English), the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and St. Philomena. Other saints, blesseds, venerables and servants of God have been invoked as well, including St. Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Charbel Makhlouf and Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot.
Over two months ago, we decided to intentionally pray to Venerable Mother Mariana of Jesus (Mariana Francisca de Jesús Torres y Berriochoa). Mother Mariana was the Conceptionist abbess of Quito who received the extraordinary apparitions of Our Lady of Buen Suceso (‘Good Success’). In this way, any cure could be attributed to Mother Mariana’s intercession, and eventually used for her cause for beatification and eventual canonization.

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Chris Ferrara’s Phone Call From John Vennari


by Christopher A. Ferrara

As this column appears, John Vennari, my dear friend of twenty years and a comrade-in-arms in the traditional Catholic press, is reaching the end of his battle against colon cancer. He called me yesterday to say goodbye — the selfless act of a courageous Catholic who is fighting the good fight and keeping the Faith to the end.

John has been able to receive all the helps of the Church to prepare him for eternity, including those that remit all temporal punishment for sin. Even if God does not grant the great miracle of a cure, John has already been granted the incomparable grace of a well-provided death. We should all pray to be so blessed when our time comes, as it will very soon in the scheme of things.
In his humility, John has requested “prayers for my Purgatory.” We must, of course, perform that spiritual work of mercy for our friend and fellow Catholic. But if John is indeed about to pass from this world into the next, there is every reason to hope that the helps he has been so blessed to receive will hasten the day when he will hear those glorious words of Our Lord, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” and enter that realm where “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away.”

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Another “Maltese Falcon” Flaps His Wings: Cd Burke Expected to Remain Unruffled

February 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Knights of Malta official at the center of controversy over the Order’s Catholic identity and sovereignty says its patron, Cardinal Raymond Burke, has been “de facto” suspended.

Albrecht von Boeselager, a German aristocrat, was removed from his post as Grand Chancellor on the grounds that he violated his promise of obedience. He hadn’t submitted to his superiors’ request that he resign after it was revealed he had overseen the distribution of contraception in the developing world. The Catholic Church teaches that contraception is intrinsically evil. 

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Prayers requested for Robert B.

Robert is an AQ member and friend of another well-known member of this forum. I only just learned he is recuperating in hospital from a heart “incident” ( as such things are now euphemistically phrased. )

He is a wonderful champion of Our Lady of Fatima and your prayers for his swift and complete recovery will be deeply appreciated.

Please Pray for the Repose of My Friend’s Brother

Requiem aeternam: Robert S.

Please pray for the repose of a dear friend’s brother, Robert, who resided in my former home town in Upstate NY. He passed away this past Thursday, the Feast of the Purification.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine et lux perpetua luceat ei Requiescat in pace Amen +

My personal thanks for your charity.

House Votes for Permanent Ban on Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 238 to 183 today to permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion.

The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (HR 7), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, makes permanent the so-called Hyde Amendment permanent. Thus far the amendment, whch prohibits federal money from being used to fund abortions through Medicaid, has been subject to annual renewal. 
The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates the Hyde Amendment has saved over two million lives since it was enacted in 1976.
A January 2017 Marist poll revealed 61% of Americans don’t support using tax dollars to pay for abortions.

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Dom Gueranger: The First Duty of the Flock

When the shepherd becomes a wolf, the first duty of the flock is to defend itself. The true children of Holy Church, at such times, are those who walk by the light of their Baptism, not the cowardly souls who, under the specious pretext of submission to the powers that be, delay their opposition to the enemy in the hope of receiving instructions which are neither necessary nor desirable.”
Dom Prosper Guéranger ( in “The Litrugical Year” )

[ h/t to Mr. Anthony Murphy for his post on a trad FB forum ]

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Louie V. : FINALLY! Bishops Attack AL’s Most Basic Error!

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LifeSite News is reporting that three Eastern European prelates – Archbishop Tomash Peta, Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider – have issued an appeal calling on faithful Catholics to join them in a “spiritual crusade,” praying:

“That Pope Francis may confirm the unchanging praxis of the Church with regard to the truth of the indissolubility of marriage.”
While this appeal is similar in many ways to others, it is noteworthy indeed.

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The Long Liturgical March to the Nervous Ordeal

This series by Dr. Byrne is exceptionally valuable. No sentient Nervous Ordeal advocate could study it and fail to see how completely hoodwinked he has been.

It proves Mons. Joseph Clifford Fenton’s observation that, after the death of St Pius X, the Church suffered from increasingly “tolerant” popes who appointed, as Fenton put it, more and more stupid men as bishops.

The Byrne series, alongside the Fenton Diaries, makes clear how matters went so quickly from “innovative” to completely catastrophic.

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