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Friday, 17 August 2018

Today is the Feast Day of St. Hyacinth ~ why was he removed from the Roman Calendar?

St. Hyacinth
by Carracci, 1595, the Louvre 

Today, August the 17th is the Feast day of the second greatest Dominican saint: Hyacinth of Poland. One would not know this, based on the actions of the neo-modernist liturgical destroyers who invaded Rome as the real barbarians  to sack and burn the Roman Rites of the Church of Rome. 

The neo-modernist "Roman" Calender of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has completely expunged St. Hyacinth; he is not even there an an "Optional Memorial". Gone is the great saint. 

Likewise, the neo-modernist cabal that controls the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have ensured that St. Hyacinth will become a long forgotten memory. 

But then, should we be surprised? These sad bishops are merely following the decadent Romans who see no further use for Hyacinth and the likes of him. It would be too much to torpedo St. Dominic himself; so why not remove his most spiritually favoured disciple? So they did.  

What a striking difference is this true Dominican to the effeminate, homosexuals who have infested the once great Dominican Order. The American Dominican, Fr. John O' Connor,formed in the real Dominican tradition, once said that "the Dominican Order I joined no longer exists, it has been destroyed by these homosexuals...". 

The effeminate malefactors dealt with Fr. O' Connor through persecution, suspension and expulsion from the Dominicans. The men who hated Fr. O' Connor naturally hate St. Hyacinth and all all he stood for. These malefactors hate Our Lord, hate His Church. Why was St. Hyacinth removed? Who pushed for his removal? What was the purpose behind the removal of this great saint? 

Here we must pause in the historical part of our story, and consider a striking trait of Hyacinth's character, which should not be overlooked, but to which we have hitherto scarcely called attention. It is his spirit of humility, prayer, penance, and mortification. The more God blessed his efforts, the more he prayed and sought to sink himself in self-annihilation. Like Saint Paul, he wished the glory of all that he did to be given to heaven. Like Paul also, he chastised his body, and brought it into subjection, lest, while he preached to others, he himself should become a castaway.

It should not be forgotten that these travels, through which we have traced the apostle, were all made on foot. He nearly always slept on the bare earth, or a bard board. Frequently, even in the frozen regions of the furthest north, he was overtaken by night during his journeys, and compelled to use the snow for a bed. One marvels how he stood it. Withal, he slackened not in the observance of his rule, or in his practice of penance and mortification.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

St. Michael's Cathedral ~ our beautiful Mother Church in Toronto


The Blessed Sacrament Chapel

The restored St. Michael's Cathedral is truly magnificent. One can only appreciate this restoration in person. This past week was the first time I have been in the downtown area for several years, and I managed to visit the Blessed Sacrament and also visit my Mother Church. 

The crypt has a  new chapel, with the Blessed Sacrament in the centre. There are two fine busts of the recently sainted Popes: John XIII and John Paul II. The ceiling has been superbly restored and is a work of art. 

I shall be uploading for readers many more photographs* that I took. 

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Approaching the Sanctuary 


The High Altar


A panoramic view of the Cathedral

Monday, 6 August 2018

Attack on the Priesthood



I am reading a life of St. John Bosco. Constantly, as I read and reflect, my mind comes back to the present day crisis in the priesthood, and the recent horrifying scandals. We should expect many more. 

There was a passage in his biography that was striking. The saint had just been involved in assisting - with his boys - those who had been suffering from cholera. Such was the admiration that he was called upon to give retreats and preach sermons. His sermons were striking: simple, direct, never involving politics or issues of the day. Above all, St. John preached the Gospel through his way of life. In other words, holiness attracts! 

The most powerful sermon is a holy life! 

At one time the priest was a man admired, respected. This general respect, was near universal. The Catholic priest - excluding the Ku Kluxer, Orangeman or some other bigot - was held in the regard. This is seen even in sentimental films such as "Going My Way", or the "Bells of St, Mary's". One could trust your child, your son, your little boy with the priest. Priests knew that Don Bosco, St. Jean Vianney and others were the role models. 

Contrast Don Bosco with these sad dissenters. Instead of preaching about removing the "wall" of sin around the soul, they want to preach about Mr. Trump's Wall; they want to get involved in partisan politics. 

Instead of preaching on modesty, purity, against sexual sin, we have silence. If not silence, many are actually excusing sin itself. We even have priests who are going about excusing, if not advocating in favour of homosexuality. 

Horrible as sexual abuse is, horrible as homosexual acts are, McCarrick and those like him have committed an even far worse sin: they have dragged the priesthood into disrepute before an unbelieving public; they have disgraced the priesthood, the Church, before non-believers. They are trotting out the priesthood to be mocked and scoffed at. The enemies of the Church want the public to turn against priests.

This Homosexual Network is a daily scourge on the backs of good priests who have to suffer the looks of distain from the public. They have bound the Church, so to speak, to a pillar, to be mocked, spat upon and degraded by passerby, just as Jesus was mocked and spat upon. 

St. John Eudes warned us that the worst punishment that God could hand down to the Church is bad priests. God is mysteriously allowing these evil men their moment, so that He can draw greater good out of this evil. He wants a purified Church, a loyal Church, a Church that gives 100%. He wants a Church after the church of the martyrs of Rome, Japan, Africa, the Middle East... the Jesuit Martyrs of North America. God wants "everyday", not "Sunday" Catholics. 

St. Faustina, in her Diary, noted a dream that has particular significance for us. In one dream, she beheld Our Lord's scourging. Slowly, imperceptibly, she noticed that the Roman soldiers were being one by one, replaced by bishops and cardinals who continued flogging Jesus. 

Yes, the Church today is being tortured brutally by Judas priests and bishops. 

Let us remain faithful and calm. Let us not betray the Church by leaving for some other synagogue of Satan. There is only one Church. Let us support faithful priests and bishops. Let us pray for them every day. God will send more Don Boscos when He sees we are praying and deserve them. 

St. John Bosco, pray for us. 

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Theodore McCarrick ordained homosexualist Daniel P. Horan ~ how many MORE did he ordain?



Theodore McCarrick - once the highest ranking Prelate in the Hierarchy of the United States - spent decades abusing young men, de facto raping seminarians, engaging in countless homosexual acts. McCarrick was (is) part of a decades old, highly organized, international ring of extremely powerful, wealthy and high ranking Prelates in the Catholic Church. McCarrick is but the tip of the homosexual iceberg. 

The question will soon be asked: how do these homosexual infiltrators interconnect with the Occult and the Satanic? 

We are dealing with extremely evil men. 

Men, who penetrated the Church as agents of Lucifer to destroy the Church from within. 

Let us be very clear: McCarrick's homosexual indulgences did not occur in isolation, but in coordination with a homosexual network that - according to many highly reliable sources - has handed over the Church in the United States to a cabal of militant homosexuals. Homosexuals who also control other hierarchies throughout the world, and have a very, very powerful foothold in the Vatican itself. Let us not forget, it was just over a year ago that Monsignor Luigi Capozzi organized a cocaine fuled, homosexual orgy in the Vatican. An orgy, which the Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, for the Holy See Press Office, told Catholics the Vatican would neither confirm nor deny the  orgy. Capozzi has not been charged with drug trafficking, even though it is in the Vatican Penal Code. Why? Possibly they would see it as an implicit admission that something terrible did indeed take place. Incidentally, homosexual acts are not illegal in the Vatican. 

According to the late Fr. Malachi Martin, homosexuals make up 50-70% of clergy in the Church in the United States. Who am I to judge Fr. Martin's statistics? The late and much persecuted, Fr. John O'Connor warned over 30 years ago about the homosexual infiltration. He was not listened to, but expelled from his Order, and suspended. 

Let us now return to McCarrick. This depraved man, this Judas priest (yes, let us use that word!) also committed another horrendous crime against Christ and His Church: McCarrick ordained open dissenters to the priesthood. 

One such priest, is the notorious, militant homosexualist and dissenter Daniel P. Horan, OFM. 

I wrote about Horan's ordination by McCarrick in January of 2017: 

Catholics should consider how was possible that Theodore McCarrick ordained then "Brother" Horan, given that his dissenting essay was public, and re-published in Horan's first book (nothing like re-hashing old trash to make a few quick dollars). 
Reading this, one truly realizes the depth of the crisis in the Church, with Judas priests like Daniel P. Horan. I also highly recommend readers to Vox Cantoris for further revelations about this "Franciscan".

Horan has a long, long history of dissent and open support of homosexuality

For more about Horan, please read here, here and here.

Now, we know at least one reason why McCarrick ordained him.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Are you a "Prisoner in Nantes" ? ~ the celebration of Celtic Culture!




The culture of France is particularly rich, being one of the greatest nations of the world. Bretagne, or Brittany, as we know the region in English, is not so much a region of France, but a Nation within a Nation. 

Bretons are Celts and have a unique and different culture. 

Every August, for two weeks, (for decades), in L'Orient, there is a Celtic Festival. Peoples from the various Celtic Nations (Brittany, Scotland, Corwall et.c) will converge in Brittany to celebrate Celtic culture. The Scots are particularly beloved by Bretons. The people of Brittany will never forget the Scottish forces who liberated them from a barbarous occupation by the Nazi hordes during the War. You wiull hear many a Highland bagpipe during the Celtic Festival! 

Long Live the great Nation of Brittany!!!!  

Ste Anne D'Auray, pray for us. 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Homosexual Infiltrators have turned the Church into "a den of thieves"

May homosexuals repent and come to know the
Salvific Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ 

We read the following from the Prophet Jeremiah, and can easily see how it applies to wayward churchmen. McCarrick and others, following the "strange gods" of homosexual sin (whose genesis St. Paul identified as ungodliness born of idolatry), the shedding "innocent blood" (how many young men have committed suicide because they were abused?), the burning of "incense to Baal"?

Only if you thoroughly reform your ways and your deeds...
if you no longer shed innocent blood in this place,
or follow strange gods to your own harm...

Note how the Prophet calls for a true reform of life, the ceasing of "deceitful words" (the years and years of lying and deception by McCarrick and his henchmen). 

Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:
Reform your ways and your deeds,
so that I may remain with you in this place.
Put not your trust in the deceitful words:
"This is the temple of the LORD!

McCarrick and his co-conspirators, daily committed "abominations" in the Sanctuary, profaning the Sacraments, overturning the Altar, as they celebrated Mass. They turned the Church into a "den of thieves". 

These men are spiritual murders. Men who have committed adultery with Ball, committed perjury against Christ and His Church; fallen down in worship of Baal..

Their "god" is the devil. Pray they repent! Or they will spend eternity with men like Judas. 


But here you are, putting your trust in deceitful words to your own loss!
Are you to steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury,
burn incense to Baal,
go after strange gods that you know not,
and yet come to stand before me
in this house which bears my name, and say:
"We are safe; we can commit all these abominations again"?

Has this house which bears my name
become in your eyes a den of thieves?
I too see what is being done, says the LORD.





Please pray for all those who have been abused and raped by these evil churchmen. Pray for those who - for no fault of their own (how many have been molested !) - suffer from same-sex attraction. 

Let us never forget, that Christ calls all homosexuals to a life of holy chastity. Homosexuals, like every sinner has the same calling: that of a saint.  

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Are you Dancing on a Volcano?

Music is a great gift from God. Pius XI wrote: Music is among the many and great gifts of nature with which God, in Whom is the harmony of the most perfect concord and the most perfect order, has enriched men, whom He has created in His image and likeness.


Monday, 30 July 2018

The Crisis in the Church and the Spiritual Life



Since the Fall of Adam and Eve, humanity has been in crisis. Cain murdered Abel, we had Sodom and Gomorrah, Babel... God intervened, set aside the Jewish Nation to give the Messiah to the World. Unwittingly they managed to "launch" the Catholic Church into celestial "orbit" so to speak. From that first Good Friday, the devil has been ever seeking to "shoot" down the Catholic Church. 

Today, the Church is under a diabolical attack of a most insidious nature. When open, external enemies of the Church attack - we can "handle" it, so to speak. We expect - very sadly - the traditional enemies who deny Jesus Christ came in the Flesh to continue their assault on Our Lord and His Church. We expect the attack from freethinkers and non-Catholics. Horrible as acts of terrorism are, an even greater danger is the subtle promotion of naturalism that has spread like a cancer for well over two hundred years. Its effects are devastating. Catholics are indistinguishable from their pagan next door neighbour. Even those who attend the liturgy in Latin. If you don't believe me, just check out the cesspool of social media. Archbishop Fulton Sheen gave a talk in the mid 1960s. He had been out of the United States, and upon his  return he commented that he could barely recognize his own country, so vulgarized and debased had it become. Imagine what he would say today! 

The Abbe Chautard in his "The Soul of the Apostolate" warned that the actions of a Catholic, must - ABSOLUTELY MUST - be grounded in Christ Jesus. The first step is humility. Do I need to do this? Does God want me to do this? Am I doing it first and foremost for Our Lord? Or, perhaps I do not need to do this, God may not want me to do it, it is being done for praise, glory, attention. Or, it is motivated not by a desire of the conversion of the sinner, but by hatred, revenge, anger... I need to, you need to - always access our motivations.

Given the recent revelations concerning Theodore McCarrick - the Homosexual Network (as the late and much persecuted Fr. John O' Connor called them) in the Hierarchy - the devil will, and is working might and main to destabilize Catholics. 

My first duty is prayer and penance. If I spend one minute on the internet looking up these stories, perhaps I should spend ten minutes in prayer? If I spend half an hour - perhaps I need at least a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament? If I say I don't have the time for Our Lord, then how can I claim to  have time for McCarrick? I end up giving less time to God and more to Belial and his minions.

I need to ask myself how did the fall of McCarrick and his fellow homosexual conspirators, come about? Simply put, they never had, or they abandoned the spiritual life. Then the devil swept in, pride took over and....

I need to increase my prayer life. The crisis in the Church demands Daily Mass, Confession, the Rosary, meditation, frequent visits to the Blessed  Sacrament.  If not today, tomorrow, or next week, but sooner or later I will fall. If the devil could sift the Jesuits and Dominicans, he certainly can sift me. If I deny this, then I have already acted with incredible pride and have made the first huge step into his camp. For example, every word I write on this blog, must be weighed carefully. Is there someone who is searching for the Faith? Is there someone who is seeking the Church? Great caution must be had. Souls are at stake. 

My actions, your actions must be to encourage others to develop the spiritual life. Everything we do, which is not grounded in the spiritual life, and imbuing others with the desire to seek the spiritual life will fail. Why? Because it is not founded on Our Lord Jesus Christ. "I am the Vine, you are the branches". 


Update: 7/30/2018 5:56 p.m., GMT. 

P.S. I very much doubt this will be re-tweeted; promoted etc. I hope I am wrong. Checking my stats, I am not wrong. This simply proves my point: most Catholics treat our holy religion as politics. Most Catholics- even those who attend the Latin Mass - are but mere politicians. 

We need to be crushed, we need to be driven into the underground. God is a jealous God: it is ALL or NOTHING. The Christians in ancient Rome knew this. Our so-called modern day Catholics do not. God will continue to punish us, as we continue to want to play Catholic and play pagan. This just will NOT do. It is ALL or NOTHING. Since we refuse to give Him ALL, He will give us nothing. NOTHING. 

P.P.S. Look for things to get much, much worse.