Theresa Trio

Theresa Trio
St. Therese of Lisieux / Ven. Maria Theresa Quevedo / St. Teresa of Avila

February 21, 2015

A quick note of support for Vox Cantoris...

Just a quick note to lend my support to Vox Cantoris, the Canadian blogger who has fallen "out of communion" with Fr. Thomas Rosica, the #2 man in the Vatican Press office. David Domet needs everyone's support and prayers, and Fr. Rosica needs prayers also.

Vox has posted a long list of blog posts on the matter, so no need to list them again. From what I have read of Fr. Rosica, he has been fertilizing this garden for a long time, and should not be surprised at what it has yielded. Certainly not what he anticipated...

Fr. Rosica's attitude speaks precisely of what I had written a few weeks ago about "...the seemingly arrogant and elitist attitude" of some in Rome and the belief that "...the ordinary Catholic [is] ignorant of their Faith and will simply acquiesce - under obedience - to what is promulgated... despite its all too real potential for major moral conflicts."

As Aragorn said in Lord of the Rings: "Open war is upon you whether you would risk it or not."

Perhaps Fr. Rosica has not read the book or seen the movie, but war has found him nonetheless.

Courage Vox Cantoris!!





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February 20, 2015

St. Mary's Academy and College, Kansas - Keeping Catholic Education Alive

It could have been an Indian cultural heritage center; a police training facility; a public high school; a business park. It was even wanted by the "Moonies", at one time. But in the end, it retained its Catholic nature and identity...

A new video highlighting St. Mary's Academy and College, now into its 46th year of providing a solidly Catholic education to children K thru 12. The college is in its 26th year, by comparison, and continues to graduate young men and ladies, ready to "...instaurare omnia in Christo."




One of the few things Kathleen Sebelius did as Governor that I agreed with. 

(A few years, we gave her to Washington, D.C. ...)


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February 18, 2015

Lent 2015

Welcome to Lent, 2015.

A time of penance, fasting and reflection of our ultimate future. A time to realize that our ultimate end - death - awaits all who are currently breathing. A time to understand that justice will be meted out at our judgement - even if we escape it here on earth. A time to reflect that (1) nothing undefiled enters Heaven, that (2) all who die outside of Christ and His Church will live in Hell for all eternity and (3) that suffering for the expiation of our sins will occur - either on Earth on in Purgatory - because, well, see (1) above. 

Mostly, and despite its lack of authoritative teaching nowadays, it remains for us to remember during this Lent that there are three attributes associated with Christ, not just two. Mercy and Compassion are what we are today reminded of constantly to the point of it becoming a simple meme. But there is also Justice, to which all must submit, but which, sadly, seems to be locked into the Catholicism closet, only to be trotted out for a particular reason, like condemning a couple of traditional priestly congregations or certain individuals and/or media that strive to uphold the Traditional Catholic Faith, Her Truths and Her Teachings. 

So... remember the triumvirate of Mercy, Compassion, and Justice...

and have a Holy and Fruitful Lent.




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February 17, 2015

Remnant TV: INFLAMMATORY MEDIA: On Michael Voris & Mrs. Niles

An excellent commentary and summation by Michael Matt and Chris Ferrara of the latest Michael Voris/Reactionary Media/Traditional Catholic Bashing broadside. It's a bit over 30 minutes, but time well spent in educating oneself with clear and concise Truth. Misters Matt and Ferrara rip the false facade from the phantoms being paraded by Mr. Voris, whom they still cannot understand the "why" of what he is doing to his former friends. Probably neither does Mr. Voris...

They also provide an excellent defense of the Society of St. Pius X and shred the unfounded charge of schism laid upon them by Mr. Voris.





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Leighton's "The Accolade" and Defending Marriage


The Accolade - Leighton 1901

One of my favorite paintings is that of Edward Blair Leighton titled "The Accolade". A Catholic friend has a life-size framed copy in his home; my Estate Attorney (also Catholic) has a slightly smaller version hanging in his office; I know a priest who's Ordination card bears its image. I have seen the image used in conjunction with a favorite quote of mine from the Old Testament, whose words have been aptly applied to Our Lady:

"...I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue." (Ecclesiasticus 24-25)

This portrait can be applied as well, to those who defend their marriages against the modern evil known as divorce, as well as from specious annulments, whose meteoric rise to prominence the past 40 years has been a travesty to justice. In this regard, the Queen anoints her knight (the spouse) before he (or she) enjoins battle, and the knight gains the needed courage to face the unknown enemy (the divorce). To this particular picture, in this particular venue and fighting this particular battle, the words spoken by Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower to the troops preparing for the Battle of D-Day can also be applied:

"I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory! 

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking." 

Indeed...may Almighty God, Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Lady bless us upon this great and noble undertaking in the defense of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and of our families.

Ad majorem Dei gloriam...


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February 16, 2015

A Friendly Reminder to My Readers

Pope Francis is the reigning Pope of the Roman Catholic Church... 


...validly elected and to whom all should offer prayers for the heavy Crosses he bears, whether self-inflicted or not. We are all sinners and even a Pope carries the stain of Adam's sin and is no more immune than the rest of us mere mortals. I don't agree with all of what Pope Francis does or says, any more than I agree with what most Cardinals and Bishops do or say, especially as regards the current debates on the DRM's**. But that doesn't make any of them less worthy of the office because they aren't following my version of Catholicism 101. Christ did not anoint me with the Keys to His Kingdom...

I will brook no sedevacantist BS on this blog. It will always be deleted, never to see the light of day. I can't stop the re-blogs of what I write being posted to such websites, but I can and most certainly will stop the attempted infestation on this one. 

**Divorced and Remarried's


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February 15, 2015

DICI: Bishop Athanasius Schneider Visits SSPX USA Seminary

From the USA District of the SSPX:


Bishop Schneider visits USA seminary

February 14, 2015 
A brief report outlining the events and purpose of the recent SSPX seminary visits made by Bishop Schneider and Cardinal Brandmuller.
On February 11, 2015, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana in Kazakhstan, met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX Superior General, and also with several priests of the Society, at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona (United States).
This was the second visit by Bishop Schneider to one of our seminaries. On January 16, 2015, he had visited the St. Cure d'Ars Seminary in Flavigny (France). Both meetings pertained to the question of the liturgical reform of Paul VI and the doctrinal presuppositions of theNovus Ordo Missae.

Read full article here.

[Ed. Note:] One would think that considering Ecumenism, Protestant Bishops proclaimed as "brother bishops", and the tacit approval of "everyone can get to Heaven their own way as long as they know Jesus" meme, why the SSPX has not yet been welcomed with open arms by Rome? It seems everyone has been - Buddhists, Protestants, Animists, Gays, Atheists, Muslims, etc, etc, etc. I am somewhat dumbfounded that - considering the the Spirit of VII and God-Is-Love-In-Any-Form ecumenism - that Rome would act so harshly against another religious order (the FFI being the other) that simply seeks Jesus in their own way - namely, by holding fast to a Rite of worship that pseudo-ended in 1969?  

                      I mean...Where's the beef



If the late Tony Palmer can be proclaimed a "brother bishop"; if Pope Francis can pray with a Muslim Mufti; if past Popes, Cardinals and Bishops can set with heretics upon a stage at Assisi, then why is the SSPX still denied the "full communion" that other heretical sects apparently have??

Can someone please explain the reasoning here, for I see none. All I see is more confusion, error, compromise - and scandal - inflicted upon Holy Mother Church. 

St. Pius X, pray for us. 
St. Joseph, pray for us.


Prayers from: The Holy Ghost, Our Greatest Friend
(Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P.) via Catholic Tradition:


Prayer for Unity:

O HOLY SPIRIT, Spirit of Truth, come into our hearts; shed the brightness of Thy light upon the nations, that they may please Thee in unity of faith. (Raccolta 277)



To Obtain the Grace of the Holy Spirit:

O GOD, before Whom every heart lies open, to Whom every will speaks, and from Whom no secret is hidden, purify, we beseech Thee, our hearts by the inpouring of the Holy Spirit, that we may come to love Thee perfectly and praise Thee worthily. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit in Favor of the Church:

O HOLY SPIRIT, Creator, be propitious to the Catholic Church; by Thy heavenly power make it strong and secure against the attacks of its enemies, and renew in charity and grace the spirit of Thy servants whom Thou hast anointed, that they may glorify Thee and the Father and His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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February 11, 2015

On the September 2015 Visit to the USA of Pope Francis...

In a press release at Speaker.gov, Boehner said:

In a time of global upheaval, the Holy Father’s message of compassion and human dignity has moved people of all faiths and backgrounds. His teachings, prayers, and very example bring us back to the blessings of simple things and our obligations to one another. We look forward to warmly welcoming Pope Francis to our Capitol and hearing his address on behalf of the American people. (my emphasis)
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Most Holy Father,

Although on the whole it will be a privilege to have you visit our country come September, I must say I am ill at ease about the whole affair. Why? Because I fear what you're going to say before our Congress. Or more so, I fear what you're not going to say when you speak before our Congress, of which a goodly amount are Catholic, or identify as such. (As for me, any Catholic politician, Democrat or Republican, who follows unquestionably any part of their party's political agenda that is in direct conflict with the Catholic Faith and Church Teaching, should not publicly promote themselves as Catholic, but I digress...)

Personally, I really don't want to hear you talk of rabbits, or of the God of surprises, or even of a Virgin who had doubts, to our Congress. I'm not interested in you giving them your opinion on global warming, the United Nations cause-of-the-month, or spanking children. It matters not one iota - and will change nothing - for you to counsel our Congress concerning the free market economy, how the rich need to share their wealth with the poor or the need to cure the worst epidemic known to man - youth unemployment. I don't give a respectful-hoot about Congress being chided for "slapping nature in the face" and wonder still about your Papal priority on the world's environment. Truthfully, the environment is NOT a priority for you as Head of Christ's Church on earth. If I may respectfully remind you, your priorities mainly lie in saving Souls, promoting the Social Kingship of Christ the King and defending the One True Faith.

I would hope to sit and listen with rapt attention on your opening remarks about how this country - and Congress - has let be murdered over 57 million innocent children through abortion. I would be awestruck as you hit them where it hurts, and remind them of the potential voters they have willingly let be killed off, and that has denied them potentially un-breakable majorities in Congress and the Presidency for generations to come (and I would marvel at how their backsides seem to itch as they move to-and-fro to find a comfortable spot in their seats upon hearing these words.) Would they even bat an eye at being reminded of the potential grandchildren that will never, ever be enjoyed, whether theirs or their constituents? Will they stand and turn their backs to you when you remind them of their never-to-be fellow junior Representatives and Senators that will never have the seat next to them, because they were killed in the womb? Will they stand and clap hands - or sit in mute silence - as you remind them it is time to help return to this country the moral compass it once possessed, and thereby to the greatness it once was before other men but, more importantly, before Christ. 

I can only assume that, at the very least, the Supreme Court will be represented by its Catholic members. What will they do as they sit, listen and be reminded by you that it was a Catholic Associate Justice that sided with the majority in Roe v Wade, which was a vote cast in clear and direct violation of Church Teaching and the 5th Commandment of God. Will they get up and walk away when you remind them that even as Supreme Court Justices, their first allegiance is to God and their Catholic Faith, before that of their Country and Man... and that the latter must always give way to the former when conflicts arise between the two polar opposites?

Holy Father, I hope you bring to bear your Office as Guardian of the Faith to remind Catholic politicians that if they personally and publicly support social positions contrary to God's Laws, Church Teaching and The Catechism of the Catholic Church, they do so at the peril of their immortal Souls. I will whoop and holler at your courage and strength for facing down the harsh stares that will be your reward, followed by fervent prayers that will be needed to sustain you from the wrath of the media afterwards. I will applaud you as you remind Congress itself, that their positions come not only with certain mandates from their constituents, but also those of Christ, who expects much from those to whom much has been given. 

And finally, I hope to hear you remind those Catholics in high office they must follow the same rules as the ordinary pew-sitter, and that upon your return to Rome you will formally direct the world's Bishops to apply Canons 915 and 916 to any who are "...obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin..." - including Catholic politicians. Some in Congress and many in the world will hate you for this, but I will love you for it. Some Catholics will try and vitiate what you direct, but many, many more will come to your defense ( those darn neo-pelagian traditionalists) from unexpected quarters (your own Cardinals and Bishops). You will lose your popularity on Twitter and on earth with many, but that will be more than offset by your popularity in Heaven with the only One that truly matters. 

In closing, Holy Father, may I respectfully remind you of the words of Our Lord:

"And you shall be hated by all men for my name' s sake...Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven." (Matthew, Ch.10)

Fear not, Holy Father, the wrath of mere mortals. Rather fear He who has charge over those mortals, as well as over you and I. 

I remain your obedient child, 

DH


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