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Pray for us!

I include an ancient prayer as I ask for prayers for my family and my neighbors and friends here in the San Diego area. We were issued a serioud high wind / wildfire warning a short time ago for tonight through late Thursday, Dec. 7. I went through this three years ago and pray not to have to do so again.

My sincerest thanks for your charity!


( Posted at 10:22 PM, Pacific time )


Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. +
God became man, + and the Word was made flesh. +
Christ was born of a Virgin.+
Christ suffered.+
Christ was crucified.+
Christ died.+
Christ rose from the dead.+
Christ ascended into Heaven. +
Christ conquers. +
Christ reigns. +
Christ orders. + read more

My Friend George M. Has Died, RIP

My Friend George M. Has Died, RIP

I just learned my truly dear friend died overnight at Bflo General Hospital. He was scheduled for brain surgery this morning but his heart gave out overnight.

A scholar, a gentleman and an exemplary Catholic.

My sincere gratitude for your prayers for the repose of his truly innocent, learned and most charitable soul.


Prayer Request

UPDATE: gpmtrad on October 24, 2017 at 11:26 AM said:
George died overnight,Prayers for his soul are most gratefully acknowledged.

I have just been informed that a dear friend, George M., from my old home town faces brain surgery on Tuesday, October 24, to remove a tumor. He also has a tumor on one kidney.

A classicist, George is a sterling example of Catholic scholarship, charity and piety.

My thanks in advance for your prayers.


Fr. Ronald Sams, SJ. RIP. Please pray for him.

Fr.Sams was often my confessor and he was an extraordinarily charitable pastor for my late wife, to whom provided Extreme Unction and who offered the Holy Sacrifice for her funeral.
I am deeply grieved by his death and appreciate each of your prayers for him.
I offer the kind, pious prayers of one of our most fervent, devout AQ members.

O God, Thou didst raise Thy servant, Fr. Sams, to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, according to the Order of Melchisedech, giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice, to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar, and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own holy Name. We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults, admitting him speedily into Thy holy presence, there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labors. This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord. Amen. read more

POTUS Just Put the Bomp Back in the Bomp She Bomp She Bomp

[Hey, despite all else, at least our Fearless Leader (no, the other one, not Serv) slammed the ram in the ramalamadingdong “tradition” even Dubya went all in to celebrate.]
In the early days of December 1805, a handful of prominent politicians received formal invitations to join President Thomas Jefferson for a White House dinner.
Such entreaties were not uncommon: Jefferson frequently hosted lawmakers for political working dinners at the White House, almost always commencing them about 3:30 in the afternoon, shortly after the House or Senate had adjourned for the day.
But this gathering, scheduled for Dec. 9, would be slightly different.
“dinner will be on the table precisely at sun-set – ” the invitations read. “The favour of an answer is asked.”
The occasion was the presence of a Tunisian envoy to the United States, Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, who had arrived in the country just the week before, in the midst of America’s ongoing conflict with what were then known as the Barbary States. read more

Cd. Mueller Speaks re. “Amphora of License”

Pope’s doctrine chief: Those in ‘grave sin’ cannot receive Communion until ‘contrition, confession, and reparation’

ROME, Italy, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Holy Communion cannot be given to Catholics who have left a “valid” marriage and have become civilly divorced and remarried to someone else until they have repented of and confessed “all grave sin,” said the Vatican’s doctrinal chief, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in a new interview published today.
“Contrition, confession, and reparation are the three necessary elements for absolution. These are the immediate conditions for the receiving the Holy Eucharist, Jesus Christ, who is the same divine person who forgives us,” he said in the interview with the National Catholic Register’s Ed Pentin. read more

Military Archdiocese: Better to Have No Priests than Traditional Ones

Military Archdiocese: Better to Have No Priests than Traditional Ones


Brian Williams
June 19, 2017

For the past two years, the Fort Hood Traditional Latin Mass community has celebrated All Souls Day with an outdoor Mass offered on the hood of a Korean era Army Jeep. While the Mass is offered for the souls of all the faithful departed, it is especially for soldiers who fell in battle, including Father Emil J. Kapaun, chaplain for the 8th Calvary during the Korean War. Fr. Kapaun was famously photographed offering the Mass on the hood of a Jeep during the war, shortly before his capture and eventual death, at the hands of the North Koreans. read more

St. John Bosco’s Stolen Brain Recovered. Monumentally Icky Crime Solved.

To be blunt, while I “get” the venerable tradition, stretching back to persecutions under Nero, Diocletian, etc., of preserving first class relics (usually bones) of martyrs (among which company the honorable Don Bosco was NOT-objectively), this latest exercise in extra-super-duperly-“pious” (?) Mediterranean-style sensationalism – in the light of a stupid criminal act solved quickly by competent Italian police work – did induce a certain gag reflex… read more

Jor-che Warns of “SIN” Against Ecumaniac-ism (Oct., 2016)

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Pope: It’s a ‘very grave sin’ for Catholics to try to convert Orthodox

Claire Chretien

GEORGIA, October 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — It is a “very grave sin against ecumenism” for Catholics to try to convert Orthodox Christians, Pope Francis said during the second day of his trip to the Eurasian country of Georgia.

“Let the theologians study the abstract realities of theology,” the pontiff said. “But what should I do with a friend, neighbor, an Orthodox person? Be open, be a friend. ‘But should I make efforts to convert him or her?’ There is a very grave sin against ecumenism: proselytism. We should never proselytize the Orthodox! They are our brothers and sisters, disciples of Jesus Christ.” read more


I just saw this, posted by a wonderful trad Catholic friend on a trad FB forum. Use, share and promote this as you see fit.

Amazing, right down-at-the-street-level recognition of

Sarunas Jasikevicius talks about kids

Published on May 19, 2017

Sarunas Jasikevicius addresses a question in a press conference about the absence of Augusto Lima, who wasn’t present due to the birth of his child.

Re. Fr. Normandin (Canadian Priest)

First, thank you everyone for your prayers but Father is still alive and the report I passed on was based on another priest’s announcement at Mass the other day. That priest was misinformed. Fr. Normandin IS seriously ill with clots in his lungs and certainly prayers for this selfless priest will continue to be appreciated.

I posted the following comment on Facebook re. how unfortunate it is that people don’t verify such urgent news before giving it out…
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Heroic Canadian Priest, Fr. Yves Normandin, Seriously Ill

Heroic Canadian Priest, Fr. Yves Normandin, Seriously Ill

Father Yves Normandin, from Quebec [is a] pioneer in keeping the traditional Catholic faith alive in Canada, from the beginning.

He used to fly across Canada every Sunday from Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, and finally Vancouver to offer the traditional Latin Mass. He did this for years.

Many of the Mass centres the SSPX [now] has were started by him.

O Sweet Jesus, Eternal High Priest,
look favorably upon Thy priest Father Yves
whom sickness has cast upon a bed of pain.
Draw near to him, lay Thy hand upon him, and heal him by Thy Almighty power.
Restore him to health and vigor so that praising Thee he may be able to continue to labor in promoting Thy greater honor and glory and the salvation of souls.
Amen. read more