Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Saint Irenaeus, ora pro nobis
Sunday, 26 June 2022
EMANUEL JAQUES: Toronto's little saint of purity
It was July 29, 1977 when 12 year old Emanuel Jaques was abducted and tortured for over 12 hours by four homosexual sadists. [warning graphic content].
Having raped and tortured Emanuel for half a day, the monsters murdered Emanuel by holding his head in a kitchen sink filled with urine.
This is homosexual depravity at it demonic, satanic conclusion.
St. John Chrysostom wrote about this great evil, its causes and effects.
Emanuel, a Catholic, had recently immigrated to Canada with his family from Portugal. I have written about Emanuel before, and will continue to do so. It is indeed scandalous that Emanuel is forgotten by the local Church.
I call upon the Archdiocese of Toronto to declare Emanuel "venerable".
Today, in downtown Toronto, a so-called "gay pride parade" will be staged. A degenerate hoard ("hell appearing before its time" St. John Chrysostom) will gather to blaspheme God and His creation ("male and female He created them" Gn 1:27) and to "celebrate" sexual perversion. We cannot forget that many - if not most - of the homosexuals come from broken families, have suffered abuse in their childhood. Far worse than these sad people are the hedonistic non-homosexuals who cheer them on, who encourage them in their sin. But perhaps even worse than these reprobates are the silent bishops and clergy; who, if not encouraging and/or excusing this evil, just sit quietly by and allow this attack on God, the family to proceed without a word. Just as they have sat for decades in virtual silence on the scourge of abortion, allowing over 2 million Canadian babies to be butchered.
While this demonically inspired orgy takes place let us not forget that one of Emanuel's murderers is out on partial parole in B.C. This is how much children are "valued" in our society. But how could they be valued when children are dragged off to be exposed and abused by the horror of drag queens?
Let us turn to Emanuel in prayer. Let us pray that through his death, graces will be accepted by homosexuals who will repent and turn away from sin.
Let us now once again implore Emanuel to pray for us and for the conversion of homosexuals.
Emanuel Jaques, pray for us.
Saturday, 25 June 2022
The Two United Hearts
Friday, 24 June 2022
With the striking down of Roe v. Wade a Window of Grace is opened for America
Today is a day that will go down in history and be remembered long after Dec 6th, 1941 is forgotten, for today is the first step in striking down a far greater infamy: the mass murder of the preborn on an industrial scale.
June 24, 2022 will go down as one of the most important dates of history. It already is the most important date in the entire history of the United States.
The monumental clash began as Donald Trump was hounded from the moment he declared his candidacy; the forces of evil knew what the election was about: abortion.
We can never understand the mysterious power of prayer and sacrifice, from which graces may come centuries after the fact. Take Donald Trump's honouring St. Thomas Beckett. In the eyes of God, honouring His martyr resulted in graces distributed across the centuries. The public honouring of St. John Paul II, the indefatigable foe of abortion, also resulted in the pouring down of graces. So too was the heroic pastoral care of the late, saintly Bishop Robert Morlino, who death no doubt was a holy sacrifice to God for the salvation of souls and the spread of the Gospel.
So it was that the hand of God removed to judgment an evil Supreme Court Justice allowing President Trump to nominate his third pro-life candidate.
Today we see the results of "small things"; seemingly little gestures of honouring God's saints resulted in a flood of grace, a window of opportunity that God still is giving America a chance to repent and reverse course before a chastisement. The forces of darkness will not rest: the explosion of evil is there to see. The reaction to this ruling should alert us to the fact that most world "leaders" - from the twisted Boris Johnson, to the narcissistic, Justin Trudeau. Let there be no mistake: to lament this ruling in favour of life reveals these men are diabolical, under the influence of Satan: through their smiles and platitudes we see men diabolically oppressed. And what can be said of Joe Biden? Who today gave, without question, the most evil speech a US President has ever given. This malignant reprobate is on the attack against life. Let us redouble of prayers and sacrifices! As St. Paul wrote "where evil abounds, grace did more abound". (Rm 5:20).
Let us therefore redouble our prayers. May God, through the intercession of Sts. Thomas Beckett and John Paul II pour out His graces upon Donald John Trump.
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
"Pray the Mass" (1940) - The Traditional Latin Mass Explained
Praises of the Virgin
Praises of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wrought in the Language of Scripture
She was the Ark, Noe’s dove, Moses’ bush, Aaron’s staff,
Jacob’s ladder, Joseph’s seven sheaths of grain,
The cloud raining Manna, the rock gushing an abundant Stream,
The Serpent’s healing pole,
David’s sling bearing the Stone that struck the enemy,
Bethlehem’s spring, for whose water David thirsted,
Solomon’s throne made of flashing white ivory,
The scallop shell wet with Dew by Gedeon’s work,
The amber vessel which the prophet saw in the fire,
The ever-closed door in the Lord’s house,
The lamp that gleams brighter than the seven other lights
Which Zacharias saw, a blooming olive,
One of the two staves, which is called Beauty,
The earth spawning the worm which killed Jonas’s shade,
The woman clothed with the sun’s brightness, her head adorned
By a gleaming crown of twelve stars.
Let us go over each of the sentences I have just now gathered about the Virgin
In order; our errant speech seeks a plain path.
May the Golden Virgin gild this writer’s pen,
So that elegant order might grace our speech.
Mary was the Ark, wherein seed was saved;
She rules, saves, and covers her own.
She was a dove: like a dove’s eyes,
Simple, meek, with no gall of evil.
She is Moses’ burning bush: the fire does not harm the bush,
No lust touched the Virgin’s beauty.
The Virgin is the staff: without a bud that staff bore
Flowers, and without a man she bore God.
She is Jacob’s ladder, whose prayer, intercession,
And example lead you up to the stars of heaven.
She was at once Joseph’s seven sheaves and his store-house, who
Conceived by the Holy Ghost, as mother of the Sacred Bread.
This cloud gives manna, this rock water, when she bears Him
Who was heavenly Food and the Fount of everlasting water.
The Virgin was the pole that raised that Serpent
That saved us, harboring no venom.
The sling David bore, which bore the Stone that bore into the enemy’s brow:
The Virgin bore God, who killed the evil enemy.
She is Bethlehem’s spring, which the king thirsted for, because
In the House of Bread she gave birth to the Bread of Heaven.
When the scallop shell brims with Dew removed from the sodden fleece,
Judea rejoices; the Virgin brims with God.
She is Solomon’s ivory throne, the seat of chastity,
Made God’s chair, white as ivory.
She is the vessel of amber, gleaming with silver, beaming with gold,
When she gives birth to him who is God and man.
The door stays closed because no man could cross
Its threshold: the Virgin conceived without a man.
She is the lamp which seven lights surrounded,
Shining and full of Christ’s seven-fold gift;
She is also the blooming olive because she is light, food, remedy—
Light to the blind, food to the poor, remedy to sinners;
She is also the beautiful staff because the Virgin exceeds the sun’s light
And all heaven’s candles in her beauty.
Earth creates the worm, withering the ivy, because the Virgin
Bore Christ, who cast down the teary Synagogue.
As for the woman bright like the sun and crowned with twelve stars:
I think the stars were the twelve disciples.
Such a beloved Virgin, so noble, was born into the world,
At her rising, light dawned upon our sinful race.
 Genesis 6:14–22.
 Genesis 7:8–12.
 Exodus 3:2.
 Numbers 17.
 Genesis 28:11–16.
 Genesis 37:7.
 Exodus 16.
 Exodus 17:5–6 ?
 Numbers 21:8–9.
 1 Kings 17:19.
 2 Kings 23:15–17.
 3 Kings 10:18–20.
 Judges 6:36–38.
 Ezechiel 1.
 Ezechiel 44:1–3.
 Zacharias 4.
 Ecclesiasticus 24:19.
 Zacharias 11:7.
 Jonas 4:7.
 Apocalypse 12:1.
 The meaning of “Bethlehem.”
Monday, 20 June 2022
THE EVILNESS OF "PRIDE"
"PRIDE is not a thing that can be destroyed by a single stroke of the sword. One has to put it to death every day.
PRIDE is self-love. To deny oneself all the time, there you have a good way of killing pride: to starve it out".
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
Monday, 13 June 2022
Tuesday, 7 June 2022
Martyrdom in Nigeria
Monday, 6 June 2022
D-Day: June 6, 1944. May we NEVER forget
Seventy eight ago, this very day, the Allies stormed ashore upon the Normandy Beaches... may we never forget their incredible sacrifice.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon the them. May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Four years ago our Nation and Empire stood alone against an overwhelming enemy with our backs to the wall. Tested as never before in our history, in God's Providence we survived that test.
The spirit of the people, resolute, dedicated, burnt like a bright flame lit surely from those unseen fires which nothing can quench.
Once more a supreme test has to be faced. This time the challenge is not to fight to survive, but to fight to win the final victory for the good cause. Once again what is demanded from us all is something more than courage, more than endurance. We need the revival of spirit, the new unconquerable resolve.
After nearly five years of toil and suffering we must renew that crusading impulse on which we entered the war and met its darkest hour.
We and our allies are sure that our fight is against evil and for a world in which goodness and honour may be the foundation of the life of men in every land.
That we may be worthily matched with these new summons of destiny I desire solemnly to call my people to prayer and dedication.
We are not unmindful of our own shortcomings, past and present. We shall ask not that God will do our will, but that we may be enabled to do the will of God. And we dare to believe that God has used our Nation and Empire as an instrument for fulfilling His high purpose.
I hope that throughout the present crisis of the liberation of Europe there may be offered us earnest, continuous and widespread prayer.
We, who remain in this land, can most effectively enter into the suffering of subjugated Europe by prayer. Whereby we can fortify determination of our sailors, soldiers and airmen who go forth to set the captives free.
The Queen joins with me in sending you this message. She well understands the anxieties and cares of our womenfolk at this time. And she knows that many of them will find, as she does herself, fresh strength and comfort in such waiting upon God.
She feels that many women will be glad in this way to keep vigil with their men as they man the ships, storm the beaches and fill the skies.
At this historic moment surely not one of us is too busy, too young, or too old to play a part in a nationwide, a worldwide vigil of prayer as the great Crusade sets forth.
If from every place of worship, from home and factory, from men and women of all ages and many races and occupations, our intercessions rise, then, please God, both now and in the future not remote, the predictions of an ancient song may be fulfilled: "The Lord will give strength unto His people, the Lord will give His people the blessing of peace."
Saturday, 4 June 2022
A sad time of year - but it doesn't have to be
Friday, 3 June 2022
Cardinal Collins waves forward the Sunday obligation - and Irenaeus writes a personal apology
I missed an important tidbit of information on Wednesday: Cardinal Collins has brought back the Sunday obligation.
The announcement is below.
It’s news to me. I was unaware the Sunday obligation had been suspended for almost 27 months. As far as I was aware, the obligation had been in force since July 2020.
Credit where credit is due, I suppose. Cardinal Collins has exercised his authoritative powers.
In full disclosure, since I was rather public about it, I never should have advocated for the shuttering of the churches as loudly as I did at the start of the pandemic. (See my posts in March 2020.) Authority is very important in the Church. There is no question of that for me. Just ask my parish priest. But I do wonder if my attitude – akin to so many of my contemporaries and elders – helped along His Eminence’s learned helplessness, as it were. Did my attitude strengthen His Eminence’s conviction that closing the churches was the right thing to do? Should I have taken a different stance? I suspect I know the answer. I am sorry, dear reader, for misleading you. It was not my intention. I know I cannot take back what I said and wrote. Please forgive me.
Sunday Mass Obligation
On March 13, 2020, Cardinal Collins issued a communication to the faithful of this archdiocese indicating that it was necessary to cancel public celebrations of the Eucharist on the coming Sunday, stating: “For this weekend and any other which may be required, I grant the faithful dispensation from their Sunday obligation.”
Given that most of the health and safety restrictions in our parishes are no longer in place and the faithful are able to attend the celebration of the Eucharist once again, the basis for the dispensation from the Sunday obligation has dissipated and is no longer in effect.
The Church does not obligate people to do the impossible. If individuals, based on their conscience, cannot attend Mass for a grave reason, including a great vulnerability to COVID-19 or because they are self-isolating to limit the spread of illness, then they are excused from their Sunday obligation, as the law of the Church allows.
After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, many have been deprived of the opportunity to attend Mass and to receive the most Holy Eucharist and all of us have missed the opportunity to experience community, including members of our parishes. As we come to the celebration of Pentecost this weekend, we invite and encourage the faithful to return to the practice of attending Mass in-person.