Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Catholic "Counter Revolutionaries" ~ a Musical Tribute!

Music soothes the savage soul; it can even soothe the soul of the "counter revolutionary", who really is an evolutionary, liberal protestant at heart. No Pope (except when it suits them), no Mass (unless it is the Mass they like), no Church (unless it is the "church" of their liking). 

What musical tribute is fitting? I originally thought of The Beatles' "Revolution". However, I have settled on a more subtle tribute by The Doors, "Touch Me". 

One might ask the counter-revolutionary: "what was that promise that you made"?

"Can't you see, that I am not afraid"!!

Perhaps, after viewing this video, our dear counter-revolutionaries may be more inclined to Birtwhistle's, Panic

RORATE MASS for ADVENT ~ Attention Toronto area Catholics!

This Saturday, December 15, the Votive Mass of Our Lady In Advent, also known as the Rorate Mass from the first word of the Introit will be offered at 7:00 a.m., at St. Mary's Polish Catholic church (1996 Davenport Road) in the west end of Toronto. Tradition is that the Mass begins in the early morning hours before dawn and ends as the sun breaks, from darkness into light.

This Mass is being organized by the Toronto Traditional Mass Society. Please keep them in your prayers. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Fifties Catholicism is a Dangerous Seduction for so-called "Traditionalists"

There are those who wish to return to some form of fifties Catholicism, thinking that a return to the mere externals of worship prevalent at that time will bring a revitalization. Not a chance. It did not work back then, and it will not work today. The culture has changed; and it is always changing. We can no more go back to 1955, then Catholics during the Council of Trent could return to the Church of Aquinas. 

It is a question of radical evangelization at the moment in time, and moving this into the future. It is a question of doctrine, and living that doctrine, not time travel. Do you wish to know the name of a priest who was a real missionary, a real fighter, a real counter-culturalist? St. Maximilian Kolbe. Yet it was this radically militant priest, who was able, in that hellhole of Auschwitz, to achieve the impossible: ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est... and thus save the souls of the doomed men. Radical Catholicism has that divine ability to spread true love where hatred exists! Yet this same man would no doubt be suspended from the priesthood if he were alive today. Doubt it? Read his writings! Study his life!

An even greater danger is that this neo-fifties Catholicism is a delusional re-creation of a pseudo-fifties. What some wish to reconstruct is actually even worse than what existed in the fifties, for it is a caricature. One certainly can understand why some seek the all elusive (so they think) doctrinal solidity of the 1950s, but a review of the facts does not support this. Catholics who have carefully read Bishop Sheen's "Three to be Married" (written in 1949), are aware that the late archbishop lamented the explosion of infidelity! So much for the 1950s being something to hold up as an example. All the rot that exploded after the Council was there. In fact, the 1950s themselves, did not appear out of nowhere. The 50s were a product of 500 years of protestantism and 200 years of liberalism. 

It is not even a question of the "Mass" (namely, the Tridentine Mass). It is a question of doctrine, of Truth. Of living the doctrine, living the Mass. Let us remember: the innovators all said the Latin Mass, the abusers in the 40s and 50s, all said the Latin Mass. The Catholics who all came out in favour of the Pill, and started to use it: all went to the Latin Mass. But society was organized against the Mass, and they breathed the poison in because they wanted the luxury and easiness of modern life. 

If we really want to be counter revolutionary, we are going to have to start a revolution in our spiritual lives. That means, firstly to seek humility and live with charity. That means ridding our religious lives of political overtones, of "party" politics (e.g. "I am for Paul, I am for Appollos..."), of affectations becoming fetishes. It means an end to backbiting, scandal mongering, name calling... 

As St. John of the Cross warned: "Bridle your tongue and your thoughts very much, direct your affection habitually toward God, and your spirit will be divinely enkindled"

Friday, 7 December 2018

Sung Traditional Latin Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Tomorrow, on December 8th, at 9 a.m., there will be a Missa Cantata according to the Roman Missal of 1962, to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary's Polish Catholic church (1996 Davenport Road) in the west end of Toronto. 

It is the first of three Latin Masses organized by The Toronto Traditional Mass Society.

All three Masses will be at St. Mary's Polish Catholic Church. Please visit the TTMS website and keep her organizers and volunteers in your prayers. 

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Bishop Robert Morlino's loving heart for those who hate Christ

St. Paul confronted the forces of darkness in the ancient world. Without knowledge of the True God, man turns to debauchery. St. Paul wrote of  godlessness as the root cause of sexual perversion; be it in Rome or Thessalonica. In the modern world, the explosion of sexual immorality has the exact same cause. In a word, modern man, is godless. Thus, he turns to the demonic. 

Pope Leo XIII once write that those who had the Truth and threw it away have succumbed to a form of spiritual madness. That t hey were even worse than the pagans of old. Only a madman would throw the Truth away. We have gone mad. 

Witness presents to viewers, Bishop Robert Morlino lovingly praying for even the worst haters of Our Lord. Perhaps one, two of these poor, sad people were converted  after seeing the Bishop's Witness? 

Please pray for the repose of the holy, noble soul of Bishop Morlino. We have reason to believe he may well be in Paradise. Those prayers will not go to waste. God knows how best to dispose of our prayers. 

Let us pray for the conversion of those deluded, maddened souls. Bishop Morlino could expect from a Catholic nothing less. 

Monday, 3 December 2018

Bishop Robert Morlino: a holy, compassionate and prudent Pastor of Souls

Dear friends, tomorrow is the Funeral Mass of His Excellency, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin. 

The bishop fought the good fight, he ran the race. Now, let us pray his sins are cleansed, and that he enters the House of the Father before Christmas. 

Please continue to pray for the repose of the noble, holy, kind, manly, and gentle soul of Bishop Morlino. You will notice friends, that the bishop was discerning; a man of prudence and compassion. He knew that turning a ship around was a long and arduous task; that if, done too recklessly, will lead to shipwreck. Bishop Morlino, was a good captain of the ship of souls that he was asked to guide through the storm. 

Please also pray for lost souls. Souls who hate the Church, Christ and His teachings. 

Bishop Morlino publicly prayed for such people, calling down the peace of Christ upon them. Let us heed the saintly bishop's call to love, even our enemies, just as Christ did. 

"Peace be with you, and I mean all of you" Bishop Robert Morlino.