Freebie Downloads Deleted

I just upgraded features to WordPress, and unfortunately, all of my freebie downloads which I had added to my pages have been deleted.  This includes the most popular crochet altar lace pattern, and the Catholic-themed Spanish worksheets.  I don’t know when I can restore these files.   For me, it is a time-consuming process, and time is something which I seem to have less of these days.  Eventually, though….I hope!

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A True Missionary of Mercy, Fr. Byers Addresses the Pope

Who is this brave priest, and why aren’t more of our clergy speaking out like he is doing?


“The Holy Father is speaking to Lutherans. Private conscience and private faith is a big deal for them. When Pope Francis says that it is not his competence to give permission to a public sinner or non-Catholic to go to Communion, and then says that it is up to the conscience of the person involved, he is saying that the Pope has no role to play in the formation of the conscience of an individual, because it is all up to the individual before the Lord. But that is a doctrinal statement if there ever was one. And Francis intends to pronounce solemnly on much of the controverted aspects of the Synod on the family. If he tries to teach this as a doctrine, as I say, he will not be able to do so.”


“I had to wonder before if your recent interview with Eugenio Scalfari was correctly reported. I now have no doubt.

“With due respect to your person and your office, I ask you not to make this kind of thing part of what you want to publish about the Synod with the authority of the infallible ordinary magisterium, which you inferred you would most certainly do in your speech of October 17, 2015.

“If you do this, going against the doctrine of the Church, grave matters of faith and morals, on so very many points on so very many levels…”

Read the entirety of his open letter to the Holy Father here!

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Institute of Christ the King, Chicago News

The Canons of the Institute of Christ the King are ever grateful for your donations, prayers and moral support offered to them after the devastating fire at their Chicago Shrine.

In gratitude, the canons are offering weekly Masses for all donors and their intentions.  There is still a great need for funds, and if you can find it in your heart to make a donation for the restoration of the building, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Know that your charity will not be without greater recompense, for what amount of money could compare to the flow of graces from one, holy Sacrifice of the Mass?

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The Synod is a Sham. Here’s Why:

This is the last post for a while.  We will be back in early November!   I’m off to a monastery for some serious prayers.

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Latest On-Site Coverage of the Synod

This was just posted about 1/2 hr. ago, (Oct. 19, 2015):

“No stable, moral truth anymore…”

“Situation ethics…”

“We have to meet people at where they are…”

“”A total capitulation…”

“An act of cowardice…”

“This is not adherence to the truth….”

“What is this new language?”

“A grotesque insult…”




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A Note From Bishop Schneider

The following message is now circulating on FB.   It comes from a true bishop providing much needed guidance and encouragement to all those fighting the good fight against the likes of a Cupich.  Truly, we are seeing confrontations of bishops against bishops; none of us may remain undecided.  The line in the sand has been drawn.  Where do you stand?


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“I was pleased to see that some Catholic journalists and internet bloggers behaved as good soldiers of Christ and drew attention to this clerical agenda of undermining the perennial teaching of Our Lord. Cardinals, bishops, priests, Catholic families, Catholic young people have to say to themselves: I refuse to conform to the neo-pagan spirit of this world, even when this spirit is spread by some bishops and cardinals; I will not accept their fallacious and perverse use of holy Divine mercy and of “new Pentecost”; I refuse to throw grains of incense before the statue of the idol of the gender ideology, before the idol of second marriages, of concubinage, even if my bishop would do so, I will not do so; with the grace of God I will choose to suffer rather than betray the whole truth of Christ on human sexuality and on marriage.” 

– Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

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Cupich on Holy Communion For ‘Gays’

Chicago Catholics, are your ready for the return of your Ordinary from the Synod?  Look what he has in mind for you.  One wonders if perhaps the fire that devastated the Shrine of Christ the King is not an indication that God wants those faithful priests of the Institute to get out, and soon!

“When asked by LifeSiteNews if the notion of accompanying people to the sacraments who had a clear indication of conscience to do so also applied to gay couples in the Church who wish to receive Communion, Cupich indicated an affirmative answer.”

If you are not horrified, then you can’t be a real Catholic!

“What Archbishop Cupich is advocating for — most likely feeling empowered by what’s happening at the Synod — is Eucharistic desecration. Sacrilege. Mortal sin. 1 Corinthians 11:27-28…”

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Canon 212 Society Puts Out An Urgent Petition

 This petition just put out this morning has garnered over 750 signatures in a very short time.   As someone commented about this, the petition will probably do no good.  It may not, but at least we will have declared ourselves publicly for Christ and His church.

Do you belong to the Church Militant, or not?

Please sign, and spread the word!

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The Devastating Fire, Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

“If you look to the left where Our Lady’s statue used to be, that is where after every Mass, I’d go to kneel before our Lady to rest within her Immaculate Heart.  Then, I’d move over to the side where St Joseph was, and there I would spend time with the lord and master of the house, St. Joseph.

Oct 7 fire ICK Chicago

“It sad to think that those particular visits will no longer be possible for-who-knows how long.  How much more sad it must be for the priests who offered the traditional Latin mass there! Could you help them with donations according to your means? If not, please do pray for them and for the whole community, that the church will be magnificently restored.” _______________________________________________________________

“The Infant King statue was still standing atop the High Altar when the firefighters found it. ‘Even with all the jet streams, he was not knocked down,’  said the Rev. Michael Stein, a canon at the shrine.  ‘He is three centuries old and he did not go up in flames.’  The statue did lose an arm, and its vestments were covered in ash, but Stein pointed out that the statue’s remaining hand was still held up in a sign of blessing: ‘That he was saved shows our story isn’t over here, he’s still with us, his hand is still raised in blessing, ‘ Stein said.”

Oct 7 fire_Statue Infant King

More pictures and info for funding here

The Sunday Mass will be celebrated by Msgr. Schimitz, Oct 11,  at St. Thomas the Apostle church, 54725 S. Kimbark, Chicago.  

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Explosive Admission by Cardinal Danneels

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“At the launch of the book [his biography, Cardinal Godfried Danneels] in Brussels this week, the cardinal said he was part of a secret club of cardinals opposed to Pope Benedict XVI.

“He called it a “mafia” club that bore the name of St. Gallen. The group wanted a drastic reform of the Church, to make it “much more modern”, and for Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to head it. The group, which also comprised Cardinal Walter Kasper and the late Jesuit Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, has been documented in Austen Ivereigh’s biography of Pope Francis, The Great Reformer.

“Rod Dreher has picked up the story at The American Conservative, and he emphasizes the importance of the fact that ‘Pentin got his hands on a copy of the authorized repeat, authorized — biography’ – and that this is where the information is coming from, not some anonymous source.

“Marco Tosatti, the Senior Religion Correspondent for the the Italian daily, La Stampa, also did a story on this yesterday, which has now been translated by the good folks at Rorate Caeli:

The election of Jorge Bergoglio was the fruit of secret meetings that cardinals and bishops, organized by Carlo Maria Martini, held for years at St. Gall in Switzerland. This is what is claimed by Jürgen Mettepenningen and Karim Schelkens, the authors of a just published biography of the Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels, who refer to the group of cardinals and bishops as the “Mafiaclub”.

Danneels, according to the authors, had worked for years in preparation for the election of Pope Francis, which happened in 2013. He himself, however, in a video recorded during the presentation of the book admits that he had taken part in a secret club of cardinals that were in opposition to Joseph Ratzinger. While laughing he calls it “a Mafia club whose name was St. Gall”.

The group wanted a drastic reform of the Church, much more modern and up to date, with Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis at the head. And this is just as things turned out. In addition to Danneels and Martini, among the others who made up the group according to the book were the Dutch bishop Adriaan Van Luyn, the German cardinals Walter Kasper and Karl Lehman, the Italian cardinal AchilleSilvestrini and the English cardinal Basil Hume.

The Belgian newspaper “Le Vif” wrote: “ On March 13, 2013, an old acquaintance was at the side of the new Pope, Francis: Godfried Danneels. Officially he stood there in his role as the dean of the cardinal-priests, but actually he had operated for years in secret as the king-maker.”

Danneels has been invited again by Pope Francis to attend the Synod on the Family that will take place in October in Rome. But he has been severely criticized. He tried to dissuade a victim of sexual abuse from accusing the man who abused him, a bishop, who was the uncle of the victim, and because of this, at the time of the Conclave in 2013 there were those in Belgium who asked that he not be allowed to elect the new Pope.

In addition, his positions on homosexual marriage and on abortion, (according to the revelations of two parliamentarians Danneels had written to the king of Belgium urging him to sign the law that permitted it) does not seem to be in harmony with the Magisterium of the Church. And not in harmony as well with what Pope Francis affirms.

Think of the implications –  not only for the excommunication of Danneels, bur also for the canonical standing of the present pope.

“Excommunication is the penalty for collusion and conspiracy to elect a given candidate. This is serious business. It is astonishing that even someone as brazen as Cardinal Daneels would admit to doing so openly, and on the record.”

For the full story as it appears at IPeter5:

Note: We here at Kankakee Latin Mass had posted the article – Intrigue at the Papal Conclave,  over two years ago.   But then we didn’t know the Cardinal’s name!

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Papal Speech At The White House

The media cannot be accused of distorting Francis’ words.  Here is the text of his speech delivered at the White House.  Note that the only “authoritative” citations he gives are  “wooly” sentiments from his Laudato Si letter.    This is a speech which could very well come from the mouth of the Dalai lama.

September 23, 2015

Mr. President,

 I am deeply grateful for your welcome in the name of all Americans.  As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families.  I look forward to these days of encounter and dialogue, in which I hope to listen to, and share, many of the hopes and dreams of the American people.

 During my visit I will have the honor of addressing Congress, where I hope, as a brother of this country, to offer words of encouragement to those called to guide the nation’s political future in fidelity to its founding principles.  I will also travel to Philadelphia for the Eighth World Meeting of Families, to celebrate and support the institutions of marriage and the family at this, a critical moment in the history of our civilization.

Mr. President, together with their fellow citizens, American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of unjust discrimination.  With countless other people of good will, they are likewise concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect their deepest concerns and their right to religious liberty.  That freedom remains one of America’s most precious possessions.  And, as my brothers, the United States Bishops, have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it.

Mr. President, I find it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution.  Accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation.  When it comes to the care of our “common home”, we are living at a critical moment of history.  We still have time to make the changes needed to bring about “a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change” (Laudato Si’, 13).  Such change demands on our part a serious and responsible recognition not only of the kind of world we may be leaving to our children, but also to the millions of people living under a system which has overlooked them.  Our common home has been part of this group of the excluded which cries out to heaven and which today powerfully strikes our homes, our cities and our societies.  To use a telling phrase of the Reverend Martin Luther King, we can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note and now is the time to honor it.

We know by faith that “the Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us.  Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home” (Laudato Si’, 13).  As Christians inspired by this certainty, we wish to commit ourselves to the conscious and responsible care of our common home.

The efforts which were recently made to mend broken relationships and to open new doors to cooperation within our human family represent positive steps along the path of reconciliation, justice and freedom.  I would like all men and women of good will in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of development, so that our brothers and sisters everywhere may know the blessings of peace and prosperity which God wills for all his children.

Mr. President, once again I thank you for your welcome, and I look forward to these days in your country.  God bless America!

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