Sunday, 22 December 2019

O Rex Gentium

O King of the Gentiles and the desired of them,
Thou cornerstone that makest both one,
come and deliver man,
whom Thou didst form out of the dust of the earth.

Michael Del Grande's moving testimony

Originally, I was going to write a post on why I stand with Del Grande against the assault on his character.

But then I came across the video below. It is only appropriate I let the man speak for himself.

He still needs your support.

Email him at mike [dot] delgrande [at] tcdsb [dot] org. Or call him at 416-512-3407.

Do you support Michael Del Grande?

Saturday, 21 December 2019

O Oriens

O Dawn of the East,
brightness of the light eternal,
and Sun of Justice,
come and enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Friday, 20 December 2019

O Clavis

O Key of David, and Spectre of the house of Israel, 
who openest and no man shuttest,
who shuttest and no man openest:
Come and bring forth from the prison-house, 
the captive that sitteth in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Thursday, 19 December 2019

O Radix Jesse

O Root of Jesse, who standest for an ensign of people,
before whom kings shall keep silence,
and unto whom the Gentiles shall make their supplication:
Come to deliver us, and tarry not.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

O Adonai

O ADONAI, and Leader of the House of Israel,
who didst appear to Moses in the flame of the burning bush,
and didst give unto him the law on Sinai:
Come and with an outstretched arm redeem us.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

O Sapientia

O WISDOM, coming forth from the mouth of the most High,
reaching from one end to the other,
mightily and sweetly ordering all things:
Come and teach us the way of prudence.

Sunday, 15 December 2019


To-day, again, the Church is full of joy, and the joy is greater than it was. It is true that her Lord has not come; but she feels that He is nearer than before, and therefore she thinks it just to lessen some what the austerity of this penitential season by the innocent cheerfulness of her sacred rites. And first, this Sunday has had the name of Gaudete given to it, from the first word of the Introit; it also is honoured with those impressive exceptions which belong to the fourth Sunday of Lent, called Laetare. The organ is played at the Mass; the vestments are rose-colour; the deacon resumes the dalmatic, and the subdeacon the tunic; and in cathedral churches the bishop assists with the precious mitre. How touching are all these usages, and how admirable this condescension of the Church, wherewith she so beautifully blends together the unalterable strictness of the dogmas of faith and the graceful poetry of the formulae of her liturgy. Let us enter into her spirit, and be glad on this third Sunday of her Advent, because our Lord is now so near unto us. To-morrow we will resume our attitude of servants mourning for the absence of their Lord and waiting for Him; for every delay, however short, is painful and makes love sad.

The Station is kept in the basilica of St. Peter, at the Vatican. This august temple, which contains the tomb of the prince of the apostles, is the home and refuge of all the faithful of the world; it is but natural that it should be chosen to witness both the joy and the sadness of the Church.

The night Office commences with a new Invitatory. The voice of the Church no longer invites the faithful to come and adore in fear and trembling the King, our Lord, who is to come. Her language assumes another character; her tone is one of gladness; and now, every day, until the vigil of Christmas, she begins her nocturns with these grand words:

The Lord is now nigh; come, let us adore.

Now let us take the book of the Prophet, and read with the Church:

From the Prophet Isaias.

Ch. xxvi.
In that day shall this canticle be sung in the land of Juda. Sion the city of our strength: a Saviour, a wall, and a bulwark shall be set therein. Open ye the gates and let the just nation, that keepeth the truth, enter in. The old error is passed away, thou wilt keep peace: peace, because we have hoped in thee. You have hoped in the Lord for evermore: in the Lord God mighty for ever. For he shall bring down them that dwell en high, the high city he shall lay low. He shall bring it down even to the ground, he shall pull it down even to the dust. The foot shall tread it down; the feet of the poor, the steps of the needy. The way of the just is right, the path of the just is right to walk in. And in the way of thy judgements, O Lord, we have patiently waited for thee: thy name and thy remembrance are the desire of the soul. My soul hath desired thee in the night: yea, and with my spirit within me in the morning early I will watch to thee.

O holy Roman Church, city of our strength! behold us thy children assembled within thy walls, around the tomb of the fisherman, the prince of the apostles, whose sacred relics protect thee from their earthly shrine, and whose unchanging teaching enlightens thee from heaven. Yet, O city of strength: it is by the Saviour, who is coming, that thou art strong. He is thy wall, for it is He that encircles, with His tender mercy, all thy children; He is thy bulwark, for it is by Him that thou art invincible, and that all the powers of hell are powerless to prevail against thee. Open wide thy gates, that all nations may enter thee for thou art mistress of holiness and the guardian of truth. May the old error, which sets itself against the faith, soon disappear, and peace reign over the whole fold! O holy Roman Church! thou hast for ever put thy trust in the Lord; and He, faithful to His promise, has humbled before thee the haughty ones that defied thee, and the proud cities that were against thee. Where now are the Caesars. who boasted that they had drowned thee in thine own blood? where the emperors, who would ravish the inviolate virginity of thy faith? where the heretics, who, during the past centuries of thine existence, have assailed every article of thy teaching, and denied what they listed? where the ungrateful princes, who would fain make a slave of thee, who hadst made them what they were? where that empire of Mahomet, which has so many times raged against thee, for that thou, the defenceless State, didst arrest the pride of its conquests? where the reformers, who were bent on giving the world a Christianity, in which thou wast to have no part? where the more modern sophists, in whose philosophy thou wast set down as a system that had been tried, and was a failure, and is now a ruin? and those kings who are acting the tyrant over thee, and those people that will have liberty independently and at the risk of truth, where will they be in another hundred years? Gone and forgotten as the noisy anger of a torrent; whilst thou, O holy Church of Rome, built on the immovable rock, wilt be as calm, as young, as unwrinkled as ever. Thy path through all the ages of this world’s duration, will be right as that of the just man; thou wilt ever be the same unchanging Church, as thou hast been during the eighteen hundred years past, whilst everything else under the sun has been but change. Whence this thy stability, but from Him who is very truth and justice? Glory be to Him in thee! Each year, He visits thee; each year, He brings thee new gifts, wherewith thou mayst go happily through thy pilgrimage; and to the end of time, He will visit thee, and renew thee, not only with the power of that look wherewith Peter was renewed, but by filling thee with Himself, as He did the ever glorious Virgin, who is the object of thy most tender love, after that which thou bearest to Jesus Himself. We pray with thee, O Church, our mother, and here is our prayer: ‘Come, Lord Jesus! Thy name and Thy remembrance are the desire of our souls: they have desired Thee in the night, yea, and early in the morning have they watched for Thee.’

Gaudete in Domino Semper - Introit

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Advent is a Time to Repent from Sins of Hatred and Anger. A time to Flee the Diabolical

We live in a world of so much hatred. For those of you who use social media, you are well aware that it is seething in anger and hatred. This is a sign of the diabolical. 

But this hatred and anger not only exists amongst those who have no religion, it even exists amongst those who claim to be Catholics. Those who claim to profess in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ, must remember that to enter into eternal life we must love our enemies and even forgive them. The sins of hatred and anger is a cause for great scandal. Non-believers look at Catholics hating each other, and mock us. 

What is the root cause of hatred and anger? The Church Fathers teach is it a lack of humility: it is the dwelling on the remembrance of "wrongs", the desire for revenge, leading the soul to bitterness, disfiguration and arrogance. It is born in spiritual pride. Since God is a God of peace, anger and hatred is a sure sign of the diabolical. 

Sin and mental illness are at times confused, and even, in their external manifestations, seem to be indistinguishable. The truth is, sin eventually drives a man insane. History is replete with psychopaths driven literally insane due to their addiction to sin. If you are addicted to sin, it is a sign of the diabolical. 

It is Advent. It is time to flee the diabolical. It is time to flee hatred, anger. Time to free oneself from enslavement to sin. It is a time for us to increase our prayer life, get back to Confession.

We need to reform our lives: NOW. Not tomorrow, but today. 

Have you committed a mortal sin of anger, hatred? Do you hate your brother or sister? Repent and truly believe in the Gospels. 

Have you failed to live the good Catholic life? I know at times I have, and I know, dear reader, you have too. Do you hate, do you feel anger? Repent, get to Confession, and amend your life. 

Tomorrow is Sunday. Do not forget how we are to present ourselves before God at Mass. He died for you and me on the Cross. What can we do for Him?

"Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother: and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift". 
(St. Matthew 5:24)

It is past time to suppress the Jesuits ... again

This makes me want to vomit, the amount of disrespect shown to the Blessed Virgin.

In 1773, Pope Clement XIV formally suppressed the Jesuits across the world in light of what he (and others) viewed to be their failure to produce "abundant fruits" to Christendom. The suppression was lifted in 1814 by Pope Pius VII.

It is time to reinstate that suppression in light of this blasphemy - sadly, the latest in a long line that has been active for many decades.

Palestrina: Alma Redemptoris Mater - Tallis Scholars

Rorate Caeli

Friday, 13 December 2019

George Galloway: The Labour Party's WAR against the workingman was its undoing.

Ultra-wealthy, establishment London remained loyal to Labour and its betrayal of Workingmen

This is not a political blog, but occasionally, I find it necessary to comment on politics. Most readers will be aware that through the night the Labour Party was obliterated in the British General Election. For a long time I was well aware that the Labour Party that had since betrayed the British workingman, was going down to defeat for its refusal to accept the Brexit referendum. 

It was bizarre to see the commentators on the BBC mentioning the Labour defeats in northern constituencies that were held for decades, simply because of Labour fanaticism to remain in the EU. Seats were lost simply because the myopic addiction to neo-liberalist globalism was too consuming to break. It was their addictive narcissism that workingmen are but simpletons, narrow-minded "bigots", "homophobic", "transphobic" and had to be "guided" into the utopian brave new world that inhibited Labour MPs from following their constituents demands to leave Europe. 

Identity and sexual "politics" are Labour's obsession

The war on social media is foreign to the workingman. Workingmen's lives do not evolve around Twitter or Facebook. The workingman (or country farmer) do not have the luxury of the elitist urbanite to be spending hours on social media. They live in the real world, not virtual reality. These men form their ideas on the factory floor, in the fields as they work, and in the pubs where they meet - face to face - with their friends. They knew and discussed only one thing: Brexit. They knew that since joining Europe the steel industry was destroyed, the coal industry was destroyed. The great northern industrial heartland was destroyed by EU regulations and crony, protectionist capitalism. Pride in making something, pride in providing for family with an honourable, decent paying job was gone. 

The Bentley Factory in Crewe. Workingmen are interested
in honour and hard work, not ideologies.

The economy was (and is) driven by an artificially inflated repo-equities market that is an illusion of wealth. Quick, and obscene fortunes were made in the City by speculators, but the workingman suffered. Labour (just look at the election map and see how Labour swept the ultra-wealthy, multi-millionaire saturated constituencies of north London) not only was detached from the daily toils and care of the workingman, but had grown to distain him as well. 

The words of the erudite political thinker, and maverick man of the left, George Galloway, should be carefully studied. His observations about the election have been prophetic. I have followed him closely over this past year and every prediction he made has come to pass. 

Not since the election of 1935 has the Parliamentary Labour Party been so small. When political dinosaurs roamed the earth a split Labour Party collapsed to the challenge of the Great Depression and seemed bound for extinction.

Ten years later they had their biggest ever election win sweeping Mr Churchill the War Leader from office.
My point is not merely to put in scale what happened in the British general election but also to illustrate the famous truth that there is no "final victory," and no "final defeat" either. It's never over. 
I consistently predicted, on RT and everywhere, that Labour seats would go down like dominoes, that Labour would lose dozens maybe scores of seats throughout the Midlands, the north-west and north-east of England, and in Wales. All my expectations came to pass as counting continued into a real-life Friday the 13th for Labour. 
It was Brexit of course – only the foolhardy deny their own electorate on such a matter, and so brazenly and for so long – but not only Brexit. In former premier Harold MacMillan's words "it's never one damned thing, it's one damned thing after another." 
Labour's defiance of its own supporters behind its 'red-wall' – seats in some cases it had held for a hundred years, seemed to put the tin-hat on things for the British industrial and post industrial heartlands. For American readers, imagine Michigan, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  
And that's after many years of amused bemused tolerance of an increasingly metropolitan liberal Labour Party – which regularly parachuted in such liberals in Labour livery into what were until now safe Labour seats. So, for example, that well known coal-miner Tony Blair dropped in for a while as the MP for the mining town of Sedgefield with his fancy London Barrister ways…

Read the entire article HERE.

But after Brexit, what next? That is the question, to paraphrase Shakespeare.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Reminder: Rorate Masses in the Archdiocese of Toronto this Saturday

"And now, in heaven, a great portent appeared; a woman that wore the sun for her mantle, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars about her head." - Apocalypse 12:1

The term Rorate comes from the first word of the Introit of the Votive Mass for Our Lady in Advent, which is what this is. In Northern Europe during the medieval era, Rorate Masses were done in the early morning in almost complete darkness, hence its association of being said by candleight in our time. (The Propers for the Mass can be found here.)

This Saturday, please feel welcome to attend either one of these Masses - although a treat is in store for those who attend the Sung Mass.

May the grace of God fill us all as we enter the closing days of Advent.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Upcoming Rorate Masses in the Archdiocese of Toronto

Dear Catholic friends, next Saturday, December 14th, the early morning traditional Rorate Mass will be celebrated in two locations in the Toronto area. 

Please attend, and bring family, friends, and those interested in discovering the Truth. 

Friday, 6 December 2019

Happy Feast Day of St. Nicholas!

St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas still remains a a very important saint for a number of Nations. In central-north Europe, as well as the eastern European Nations who are predominantly Orthodox, the holy bishop is deeply venerated. 

President Vladimir Putin, venerating relics of St. Nicholas

Sadly, this great man is but a mere "memorial" in the Latin calendar (including the pre-conciliar calendar). In the decadent West he has been twisted from a saintly bishop into a Nordic pagan Bacchus. 

St. Nicholas and "Black Peter", his Moorish assistant.
A Polish tradition. 

To all readers who still retain a devotion to St. Nicholas, a happy, joyous Feast Day. Now say a prayer to St. Nicholas, and look under your pillow for some sweets!

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Let us imitate the examples set to us by the Holy Fathers

Last night, I chanced upon these words from The Imitation of Christ:
Look upon the lively examples of the holy Fathers in whom shone real perfection and the religious life, and you will see how little it is, and almost nothing that we do. Alas, what is our life when we compare it with theirs? Saints and friends of Christ, they served our Lord in hunger and in thirst, in cold, in nakedness, in labor and in weariness in watching, in fasting, prayers and holy meditations, and in frequent persecutions and reproaches. Oh, how many grievous tribulations did the Apostles suffer and the martyrs and Confessors and Virgins, and all the rest who resolved to follow the steps of Christ! For they hated their lives in this world, that they might keep them in life everlasting. Oh, what a strict and self-renouncing life the holy Fathers of the desert led! What long and grievous temptations did they bear! How often were they harassed by the enemy, what frequent and fervent prayer did they offer up to God, what rigorous abstinence did they practice! 
What a valiant contest waged they to subdue their imperfections! What purity and straight forwardness of purpose kept them towards God! By day they labored, and much of the night they spent in prayer; though while they labored, they were far from leaving off mental prayer, They spent all their time profitably. Every hour seemed short to spend with God; and even their necessary bodily refreshment was forgotten in the great sweetness of contemplation. They renounced all riches, dignities, honor and kindred; they hardly took what was necessary for life. It grieved them to serve the body even in its necesssity. Accordingly, they were poor in earthly things, but very rich in grace and virtues.
In this holy season of Advent, let us seek perfection as the Church Fathers did - and many after them.

A good start towards this end would be to follow the request made by four exorcists in the wake of the Amazonian Synod - to offer up tomorrow, December 6th, as a day of fasting in reparation for the sins committed during that Synod.

More information can be found here.

A blessed Advent to all of our readers.

Monday, 2 December 2019


Apologies for being a day late.

This Sunday, the first of the ecclesiastical year, is called, in the chronicles and charts of the middle ages, Ad te levavi Sunday, from the first words of the Introit; or, Aspiciens a longe, from the first words of one of the responsories of Matins. 
The Station * is at St. Mary Major’s. It is under the auspices of Mary - in the splendid basilica which possesses the crib of Bethlehem, and is therefore called, in ancient documents, St. Mary’s ad Praesepe - that the Roman Church recommences, each year, the sacred cycle. It would have been impossible to select a place more suitable than this for saluting the approach of the divine birth, which is to gladden heaven and earth, and manifest the sublime portent of a Virgin Mother. Let us go in spirit to this august temple, and unite in the prayers which are there being offered up: they are the very ones we also use, and which we will now explain. 
[* The Stations marked in the Roman missal for certain days in the year, were formerly processions, in which the whole clergy and people went to some given church, and there celebrated the Office and Mass. This usage, which dates from the earliest period of the Roman Church, and of which St. Gregory the Great was but the restorer, still exists, at least in a measure; for the Stations are still observed, though with less solemnity and concourse of people, on all the days specified in the missal.] 
In the night Office, the Church commences the reading of the Book of Isaias, who, of all the Prophets, has the most distinctly and explicitly foretold the Messias; and she continues this same Book until Christmas day inclusively. Let us strive to enter into the teaching of the holy prophet, and let the eye of our faith affectionately recognize the promised Saviour in the descriptions, sometimes consoling and sometimes terrifying, under which Isaias depicts Him. 
The first words of the Church, in the still midnight, are these: 
Come, let us adore the  King our Lord, who is to come. 
This first duty of adoration complied with, let us listen to the oracle of the prophet Isaias, delivered to us by the holy Church. 
Ch. i.The vision of Isaias, the son of Amos, which ho saw concerning Juda and Jerusalem, in the days of Ozias, Joathan, Achaz, and Ezechias, kings of Juda. Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the Lord hath spoken: I have brought up children, and exalted them: but they have despised me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel hath not known me, and my people hath not understood. Woe to the sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a wicked seed, ungracious children. They have forsaken the Lord, they have blasphemed the holy One of Israel, they are gone away backwards. For what shall I strike you any more, you that increase transgression? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart is sad. From the sole of the foot unto the top of the head, there is no soundness therein; wounds, and bruises, and swelling sores; they are not bound up, nor dressed, nor fomented with oil. 
These words of the holy prophet, or rather of God who speaks to us by the prophet, should make a deep impression on the children of the Church, at this opening of the holy period of Advent. Who could hear without trembling this voice of our Lord, who is despised and unknown even at the very time when He is coming to visit His people? Lest men should be terrified at the splendour of His majesty, He divested Himself of it; and far from acknowledging the divine power of Him who thus humbled Himself out of love to them, these men have refused even to know Him; and the crib where He lay after His birth, had, at first, but two dumb animals to honour or notice it. Do you feel, Christians, how just are the complaints which your God here makes? And how your indifference for all His love is an insult? He calls heaven and earth to witness; He utters anathema against the sinful nation, His ungrateful children. Let us honestly confess that we, too, have not known the value of our Jesus’ visit to us, and that we have but too faithfully imitated the obduracy of the Jews, who heeded not the bright light when it burst upon their darkness. In vain did the angels sing on that December night; in vain did shepherds receive and welcome the invitation to adore the Babe and know Him; in vain did the Magi come from the east, asking where they were to find the crib of the King that was born. At this last example, the city of Jerusalem was somewhat moved; but the astonishment was only for a moment, and the old indifference soon stifled the good tidings. 
Thus it is, O Jesus, that Thou comest unto darkness, and darkness does not comprehend Thee. We beseech Thee, let our darkness comprehend the light, and desire it. The day will come when Thou wilt disperse the spiritual and voluntary darkness of men by the awful light of Thy justice. Thy glory, O sovereign Judge, will be magnificent on that day, and we love to think upon Thy having it: but during these days of our life on earth, deliver us from Thy wrath. We are one great wound from the sole of the foot unto the top of the head; Thou knowest not where to strike: be, then, a Saviour, O Jesus, in this coming, for which we are now preparing. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart is sad: come, and raise up this head which shame and vile passions bow down to the earth. Come, and comfort this heart oppressed with sin and fear. We confess it, our wounds are deep and sore; come, thou good Samaritan, pour in Thy soothing oil and heal them. 
The whole world is in expectation of its Redeemer; come, dear Jesus, show Thyself to it by granting it salvation. The Church, Thy bride, is now commencing another year, and her first word is to Thee, a word which she speaks in the anxious solicitude of a mother for the safety of her children; she cries out to Thee, saying: ‘Come!’ No, we will go no farther in our journey through the desert of this life without Thee, O Jesus! Time is passing quickly away from us; our day is perhaps far spent, and the shades of our life’s night are fast coming on; arise, O divine Sun of justice. Come! guide our steps and save us from eternal death.
- From Dom Prosper Gueranger's commentary on Advent I in The Liturgical Year.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

For want of a blessing...

A few hours ago, I was sent this image. 

It was created after it was observed by many Catholics - including Fr. Z in the States - that Bergoglio had failed to bless his audiences two days in a row. Yesterday and today. I have included the video evidence for the respective days.

Nor is this the only time Bergoglio has failed to bless the Faithful. On March 14th, 2013, the day after his election to the papacy, he also failed to give a blessing to the assembled media.

Whenever Catholics visit the Pope, they have a right to ask for his blessing. He is the pastor of the Faithful flock under his care. He has an obligation to care for their spiritual well-being. This includes an Apostolic Blessing whenever it is asked or expected of him - such as when people are gathered before him.

Now, when non-Catholics visit the Pope, they cannot ask him for a blessing. But charity still obliges the Pope to extend a blessing. For God may use the Apostolic Blessing to enact the necessary grace for a non-Catholic to enter the Church and actively work towards their particular salvation. On behalf of our non-Catholic brothers and sisters, I am insulted they were denied that chance for grace.

After all, charity is the highest law - a law set by God Himself. 

It is entirely appropriate to ask why the Pope did not do the blessing. In more ignorant days, I would have queried as to whether he was ill, if his general health is now failing, or if there was some other circumstance responsible for this. 

Alas, those days are gone. Since then, I have come to certain conclusions about the man in the papal chair - one of them being Bergoglio is an evil man. Yesterday, I would have chalked it up to a mistake. But it is the twice-in-two-days that is raising red flags for me and others. Tomorrow, Sunday, had best not give us any more red flags.

There is much I could opine on the subject - especially about Bergoglio. But I have said too much.

For now, I ask one question and leave to you to answer.

Did Bergoglio not extend the Apostolic Blessing because he is not the Pope?

It is time we start asking hard questions like this.

As for me, I could have gone another day without posting on Bergoglio.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

The failure of the CCCB on Catholic education was years in the making

How could the bishops agree to policy documents to guide religious instruction in Catholic schools when they contain ideas contrary to Catholic teaching? This lack of oversight or even agreement with the documents may help to explain why the Toronto trustees voted recently to include gender identity in the board's revised Code of Conduct. The argument they made was that the bishops had supported the course guidelines developed by ICE because "Equity and Inclusive Education" could be found in the resources. Trustee Maria Rizzo actually put this out in an email. The dissenting trustees are sadly correct about this. Did the bishops actually read these documents? And if so do they agree with them? Why are these religious resource documents using the language of secularism and those of anti-Catholic government? Parents deserve a clear answer.
These policy documents were released in 2016 with the rubber stamp of the CCCB.

Cardinal Collins is not alone in his complicity. This has been brewing for close to 10 years - if not more - by the entire Conference of Catholic Bishops in Canada.

Read more at:

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Rome's role in the Catholic education crisis currently befalling the Archdiocese of Toronto

We here at Toronto Catholic Witness have been covering the great betrayal enacted by the Archdiocese of Toronto just under a week and a half ago, whereby it inserted itself into the affairs of the TCDSB, and approved of the delusion of gender ideology being written into the Code of Conduct. The delusion of transgenderism is no longer viewed or treated as such. It is now seen as a good instead of as the evil it is

Although I have been reluctant to pin the betrayal on the Cardinal, due to what I perceived to be his good character and manipulation by others, I have recently been given to believe he is not as blameless as I thought. He is responsible for this. In the spirit of charity, all I can permit myself to say at this juncture is that I hope the grace of God leads him to repentance one day. 

However, charity also obliges me to assert that we would not be in this mess had Rome not been acting particularly un-Roman for the last 50 to 60 years. 

It is no secret in the Catholic world that the Second Vatican Council unleashed a torrent of chaos and confusion. The poison that had been leaking into the Church prior to the Council, rather than purified, was given an impetus to spread throughout the Church. 

Throughout the 70s and 80s, the Old Mass was virtually pushed aside into a junk drawer in favour of the New, a Mass designed to "appeal to the most modernistic of Protestants" as famously asserted in The Ottaviani Intervention. Many religious orders did away with their habits, and adopted modern dress. This was especially true with female orders. Timeless prayers and hymns were discouraged, cast off, or retranslated so the needs of modern man could be met. Churches were "wreakovated," with the work of our ancestors disgracefully cast out onto the public streets. It was a terrible time.

It was especially terrible when it came to Catholic education. When the religious clothing habits came off, so too did many of the old habits of education. The teachings of old - teachings of hell, repentance and instruction in virtue that had been distilled to the faithful for centuries - were done away with, from Italy to Britain to America. Instead, new, heretical teachings - such as the cosmological Christ, the Church solely as a social justice institution, and the debasement of grace in favor of nature  - were instilled into innocent hearts and minds. What the Church had built up for close to two thousand years to that point was swept away as if it didn't count. In a way, that's exactly how it was viewed - the older it was, the more useless it was. After all, Catholicism had to become relevant. 

This debasement of Catholic education was felt the world over. It was felt in the Archdiocese of Toronto, unlike what some would have you believe. All you have to do is look around. Paulo De Buono is not an isolated incident. There are other teachers like him - teachers who have bought into the idea that Catholicism is a religion of social justice, where nature superseded grace, amongst other heretical ideas. These ideas were impressed upon them as authentic Catholicism by their school teachers in the 70s onwards, cemented by what they heard from the pulpit on Sunday from their priests. I daresay some of their parents had a role in the dissemination of these "teachings."

The educational crisis in the Archdiocese of Toronto has to be viewed in the global context. It is all connected.

Looking at the examples of Paulo De Buono, Maria Rizzo, and Thomas Cardinal Collins - all teachers in their own way - it is unfortunately a crisis set to continue, with most teachers and parents playing a role. In this macabre game, the souls of the innocent children are the stakes. 

The dissenting teachers still pass on these "Catholic teachings" from their own teachers to the next generation. I know because I have heard it from their mouths as a student myself. 

Parents - either born Catholic or received into the Church as an adult -  brought up in the 60s onwards by and large continue to present these "teachings" as Catholic to their children. I know this because I hear it from the mouth of my mom from time to time, who was born during the Council.

Children who do not learn better later on in life will further this crisis through their own children, presuming they have any. After all, error begets error. 

This is a crisis that could have been avoided had Rome elected to truly begin to act Roman in 1962, when the bishops of the world were called together. Alas, the corruption was too deep, and the Council became the detonator of dissent and heresy. The tragic result is two generations lost to the Faith, with the danger of even more generations to follow.

Unless heroic action is taken, Catholic education will cease to exist

Monday, 18 November 2019

POPE SACHS CHURCH: Vatican Embraces United Nations Goals

Watch all of this.

I would suggest reading Vox Cantoris' latest post in conjunction with the video.

It is all connected.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

How should a Christian respond to Evil?

In the excellent blog, Everyday for Life, Canada we read the following: 
We know that currently Christians face world wide persecution and even death for their belief in Christ. In Canada, the persecution is mostly spiritual. However, there are some Christians that have been arrested and gone to jail for their Christian beliefs. There are now terrible laws and policies that legislatively force Christians to support abortion, transgenderism and euthanasia. Our schools are teaching children gender ideology which is contradictory to the faith: boys can be girls and girls can be boys. Nurture has usurped nature. There is an attack on the Christian family. Any social structure of one or two people or more is equal to a family with a mother and a father and children. The Christian view of humanity and history is opposed and being replaced by one that embraces and celebrates political correctness and identity politics.

Now, how are we to respond to such evils that surround us? Should we respond with rage? Hate? Anger? Should we allow those who are in sin, to draw us into sin through the way we react? 

Or, is there a Christian solution to the spiritual madness (madness that has also invaded the Church)?

Everyday for Life, Canada outlines for us the solution, drawn from the Catholic spiritual life. Go and read it here. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Don Cherry will NEVER be silenced by the neo-fascist elite that control Canada

Don Cherry has been removed from his weekly broadcast of  "Hockey Night in Canada". The Canadian patriot dared speak his mind and call a spade a spade last Saturday night. When Cherry exposed the lamentable lack of respect for Canadian War Veterans, he was excoriated on social media and the hard-left major news media (CBC, CTV and Global) in an extremely well coordinated campaign by Toronto's self-declared and self-serving downtown "elite". Indeed, Cherry had been under attack a couple of weeks earlier, as the rats were already waiting to pounce on the patriot. 

They will fail, and I predict that Cherry will be back with an even more powerful voice. The option was even placed before Grapes that he "apologize" and simp before the virtue-signaling neo-liberal "establishment". Cherry refused to do so. Truth is truth. He is a real man. 

The active campaign by these haters perhaps began nearly three decades ago with the following video clip. ENJOY!!!

Monday, 11 November 2019

Remembrance Day 2019

It’s difficult with the weight of the rifle.
Leave it–under the oak. 
Leave it for a salvage-bloke
let it lie bruised for a monument 
dispense the authenticated fragments to the faithful.

 David Jones, In Parenthesis

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Where is Cardinal Collins?

It may be Sunday, but the betrayal of the Catholic Church into the hands of Her enemies continues apace.

On Friday, the Archdiocese of Toronto unexpectedly intervened into the affairs of the TCDSB Board of Trustees to defend the inclusion of gender ideology into the Code of Conduct with the stipulation of making sure it is interpreted "in a Catholic lens." What that means is anyone's guess.

Barona has likened it to the kiss of Judas Iscariot in the Garden of Olives. I am inclined to agree with him. It is a betrayal, and a large one at that. Children's souls have been placed on the wagering table, and cast aside for the gold of human respect. To think that it was the Archdiocese of Toronto who did such a thing is sickening.

Why was there an intervention now, and such a traitorous intervention at that? It is not for me to speculate at this time.

However, I can speculate on one thing, which I put as the title of this post.

Where is Cardinal Collins?

I am tangentially aware of the fact there was a Cardinal's Dinner this past week. It happens around this time each year. Politicians, clergy, seminarians, and certain lay Catholics of note were there. I judge the dinner to be a waste of time and money, and pandering to the interests of the world. Presumably, however, the Cardinal was there. He's not absent from the Archdiocese. Why hasn't he come forward and addressed this scandal, which has disturbed the peace of many Catholics?

Please know that I have a good amount of respect for you, Your Eminence. I know you were one of the 13 who stood up to the Pope in the Synod of the Family over Amoris Laetitia. I know you are friendly to Tradition, and have not actively worked to quash it like Cardinal Ambrozic did back in the day. I know your name is mud in Rome on account of your stance on these things.

I know you are a good man, a devout, pious man. I know you are working on making sure things are OK for the future when you hand in your notice of resignation next year.

I know that, and I trust those who have told me so. Which is why this lack of action from you puzzles me. Please don't let this incident pass by without comment. We sheep need to hear words of reassurance and support from our shepherd.

We need to know you're in the fight with us. It is scary being in this fight without a leader or support unit.

Where are you, Thomas Cardinal Collins? Please, don't confirm my fears that you have acted like the majority of the Apostles in the Garden, and abandoned Our Lord in His time of need. We lay Catholics need you.

We need you to speak, denouncing this evil for what it is.

Please don't disappoint us.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Bishop Schneider correctly traces roots of Pachamama Affair to the Great Second Vatican Council!

In what Maike Hickson has determined to be a "historical statement" from His Grace, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has vocally identified what many - including myself - have judged to be the origin of the Pachamama Affair that characterized the Amazonian Synod:
“Unfortunately,” Schneider comments, “Pope Francis defends the veneration of these Pachamama idols, in saying there were no idolatrous intentions in using them.” Here, Bishop Schneider objects that “we can only see the exterior acts,” not the “hearts of the people.” And these acts “were clearly acts of religious cult – bowing, revering, and even prayers towards a wooden statue” which is, “even the Pope said it, it is Pachamama.” And this is, according to Schneider, a “concept of a kind of a goddess” in the “entire culture of the indigenous South American people.”
The evil, Bishop Schneider explains, “wants to reach always its culmination.” The evil is to deny that there is “one truth,” he explains; and  relativism is therefore “like a virus.” “When you don't resist it, it will by time conquer the entire body,” Schneider explains more and then refers back to the Second Vatican Council. This “doctrinal relativism, doctrinal ambiguity” he states, can already be found “partly in some expressions of the Second Vatican Council.”
You can read the full article here.

In the interest of giving all the benefit of the citation, we are also including the interview betweem Michael Matt and His Grace, which is where these particular sentiments were shared.

May His Grace continue to be the shining beacon we Faithful Catholics so ardently pine for.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Roma has entered a state of apostasy. Why are Catholics continuing with the same old nonsense?

The last few weeks has been a watershed moment for many Catholics worldwide. 

From October 4th onward, Roma has entered a state of open apostasy. Idols were openly venerated, worshipped, and prostrated to in the Vatican Gardens as opposed to Christ. The same idols - minus a certain male figurine - were brought into St. Peter's Basilica (either in statue or pot form) and a couple other places, with the same actions done there. All of this was done while heretical statement after heretical statement was issued forth from the intellectuals gathered at the Amazon Synod. 

To add insult to injury, this was all enacted under the condoning gaze of Bergoglio, whose obstinate silence in the sight of open breaking of the First Commandment was a form of approval. It did not escape many that the "tree-planting ceremony" took place on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the name Bergoglio took after he was elected on March 13th, 2013. It was also quickly noted that the closing Mass of the Synod - which featured a certain pot of Mother Earth, the same idol present throughout the Synod - took place on the traditional feast of Christ the King. Once again, open defiance of Christ and His Kingship.

There is no other way to say it. For Bergoglio to openly gaslight the lay Faithful by committing idolatry under another guise is incontrovertible evidence he is an evil man. 

Let me say it again. Bergoglio is an evil man. We have an evil man sitting on the Papal Chair.

It is truly awful to consider that in our lifetimes we have an evil man who has led the Holy of Holies - the Vatican - into a state of apostasy. 

This is becoming plainly obvious to a growing number of Catholics. Even my best friend who does not go to the TLM has admitted to me that something is seriously wrong in the Vatican, and has noted that it is trickling down to the Church in Poland.

Roma is in a state of apostasy. We are under the auspices of pagans, unbelieving men, evil men. Men who will not stop until the Church of Christ has become the Church of Man.

Yet, Catholics are carrying on as though Roma isn't in a state of apostasy. They are continuing with the same old nonsense. While I understand that many people are possibly ignoring the apostasy in order to keep their spiritual lives intact, I have to wonder if that's really the case. 

In the past week alone, I have seen supposedly "traditional" Catholics talk about Christmas music, Christmas shopping, harp on about Jews being the Christ-killers, the "existence" of Neo-Trads, and a host of other meaningless topics diverting attention away from the really serious problems in Roma and Catholicism worldwide. Openly. With no sense of shame.

Look, I get it that we can't focus on this 24/7. We'd go insane if we did. 

But this is not the way to go about it. As I wrote some time ago, sometimes it is better for us to keep our mouths shut instead of opening it. We don't always feel better after we speak what we're thinking or planning to do with our time. It can also make us look really foolish.

So, Catholics, enough with the same old nonsense. We need to smarten up. Roll up your sleeves and get on with improving ourselves, our families, and making a home for Catholicism on Earth in the coming years in your own homes.

For these little homes may serve as the only remaining vestiges of the Church of Christ on Earth in the years to come, similar to priest holes in England.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Bonfire Night, Pachamama and Hatred for the Catholic Church

The hellish flames of those who despise Christ and His Church 

"Remember, remember the fifth of November", is the old protestant cry, raging against Christ and His Church. But this hatred predated our poor, deluded protestants by 1500 plus years. The Catholic Church has been hated from Her foundation, She was hated by the Scribes and Pharisees when the Church was founded on Mount Calvary. She was hated as the Apostles spread the Gospel in Jerusalem, and then outwards into the ancient world. Whether it be the Roman Empire or in India, the Apostles (with the sole exception of St. John, who did not betray Our Lord but returned to the foot of the Cross) suffered martyrdom. This hatred is alive and well this very day, though it is not considered "polite" by Catholics to suggest that Jesus is hated and has enemies. 

The Sacred Scriptures are explicit: he who denies that Jesus Christ has come in the Flesh is of the Antichrist. This means that, objectively, every man and woman who does not recognize that Jesus Christ is the Son of God is in grave spiritual disorder. It tragically means, whether they mean to or not, they are serving Lucifer. Not to bow the head and bend the knee at the Name of "Jesus" is blasphemy. Lest we become proud, those of us who profess Jesus as the Messiah, let us prove it in not only our words, but in our deeds. Otherwise, we re-crucify Him in whom we profess as God. Our sin then, is even greater than that of the Mohommedan, the Jew, the Buddhist, and so on. 

Could this be symbolic of a parade of modern bishops?
Our response to those who do not believe is to show them why they should believe. The first step for us, is to live holy lives. Of course, in recent decades the Catholic Church has suffered horrendous mutilation by the very men who should be living outstanding holy lives, and preaching the Gospel. Firstly in act, and then in word. The Catholic Church has suffered, and is suffering a frightful humiliation and degradation by the Pope and many, many bishops and priests. It is indeed very difficult to evangelize amongst those who live in spiritual darkness, when so many of the leaders of the Church live lives infinitely more sinful than those dear people who have yet to believe in Jesus Christ. 

One of the gravest errors these churchmen committed, as I see it, is the profession of religious liberty, which leads directly to a false ecumenism. Once all religions are made "equal", truth does not matter, and religion can be dismissed as private, if not an "opinion". What we end up with, is the "equality" of a mass of contradictions. The "equality" of truth and error. Religion (including the one, true religion, which is de facto mocked when equated to falsehood) is dismissed from public life. In such an atmosphere of religious indifferentism, the Catholic Faith is stifled. It is in such an atmosphere that Pachamama can make her "appearance". Let me be blunt: the primitive in the dark jungle who has never heard the name of Jesus Christ, but tries to keep the natural law, is closer to God than the churchman who desiring to pander to the spirit of the world turns a blind eye, or even encourages totemistic, pagan religions. His sin is far, far greater than the man who lives in ignorance. 

Hatred of the Papacy is a sure sign of the demonic

The "Pachamama" scandal did not emerge from out of nowhere. For decades Popes have been flirting with, pandering to false religions. But not only Popes, but bishops, priests and laity. When was the last you heard a priest speak publicly about the one, true religion? Or the Pope!? The horrendous outrages in the Vatican Gardens, in the churches of Rome, had their origins in papal pandering to false religions. 

The Popes who hid their crucifixes and did NOT speak about Jesus Christ in synagogues - they had the "spirit of Pachamama". The Popes who pandered to protestant sects, WITHOUT recalling the separated brethren to the Church, they had the "spirit of Pachamama". The Popes who went down to the United Nations, either themselves or through their emissaries, and REFUSED to mention the Holy Name of Jesus before that counterfeit counter-church to secular humanism, they had the "spirit of Pachamama". 

Evil bishops damage the Church infinitely more than deluded protestants

Perhaps we Catholics can bear some responsibility for the outrages over the past two weeks in Rome. After all, where were we when the Popes pandered to other false religions, where were we when the terrible outrages happened in Assisi? Where were we when Popes and bishops hid (and continue to hide) their pectoral crosses (committing objective blasphemy)? The Pachamama Outrage should cause us to reflect on Catholic silence when other equally, if not even worse outrages were committed against Jesus Christ by the very men who are to preach the Gospel. 

Like the Jewish "popes" Annas and Caiphas, who proclaimed "NO" to Jesus Christ, the modern day Popes proclaim "no popery" through their refusal to preach Christ Crucified to the world. Once you open the door a crack to false religion, it is only a matter of time before it is kicked wide open.