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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Bishop A. Schneider on Crisis, SSPX, Schism, Foot Washing for Women…..

Today, February 1, Rorate Caeli has posted an interview with Bishop Schneider which is being made available to other venue for far and wide dispersion.    He doesn’t believe Russia was properly consecrated, and he considers the SSPX to be “a gift for the Church in our days – even as one of the several instruments which the Divine Providence uses to remedy the enormity of the current general crisis.”

Here are a few highlights.  The full article can be read at Rorate.

“The very crisis of the Church in our days consists in the ever growing phenomenon that those who don’t fully believe and profess the integrity of the Catholic faith frequently occupy strategic positions in the life of the Church..”

“A typical Catholic parish priest should know well the perennial sense of the Catholic faith, the perennial sense as well of the laws of the Catholic liturgy and, knowing this, he should have an interior sureness and firmness. He should always remember the Catholic principle of discernment: ‘Quod semper, quod ubique, quod ab omnibus’, i.e. ‘What has been always, everywhere and from all’ believed and practiced…”

Therefore, the foot washing of women along with the men not only distracts from the main focus on Eucharist and on Priesthood, but generates confusion regarding the historical symbolism of the “twelve” and of the apostles being of male sex.

“…to my knowledge, the healthier part corresponds to the major part of the SSPX and I consider their General Superior, His Excellency Monsignor Bernard Fellay, as an exemplarily (sic) and true Catholic bishop.”

“If the Pope would tell the entire church to do something, which would directly damage an unchangeable Divine truth or a Divine commandment, every Catholic would have the right to correct him in a due respectful form, moved out of reverence and love for the sacred office, and person of the Pope. The Church is not the private property of the Pope. “

“I think in a time in which a great part of the holders of the office of the Magisterium are negligent in their sacred duty, the Holy Spirit calls today, namely the faithful, to step into the breach and defend courageously with an authentic “sentire cum ecclesia” the Catholic faith.”

“The Pope is surely not the measure of tradition, but on the contrary. We must always bear in mind the following dogmatic teaching of the First Vatican Council: The office of the successors of Peter does not consist in making known some new doctrine, but in guarding and faithfully expounding the deposit of faith transmitted by the apostles (cf. Constitutio dogmatica Pastor aeternus, cap. 4). “

” Expressions like “development of doctrine” and “pastoral compassion” are in fact usually a pretext to change the teaching of Christ, and against its perennial sense and integrity, ..”

“According to the intention of Pope Benedict XVI, and the clear norms of the Instruction “Universae Ecclesiae,” all Catholic seminarians have to know the traditional form of the Mass and be able to celebrate it.”

“In denying the celebration of the traditional Mass or in obstructing and discriminating against it, they behave like an unfaithful and capricious administrator who – contrary to the instructions of the house-father – keeps the pantry under lock or like a wicked stepmother who gives the children a meager fare. Perhaps such clerics have fear of the great power of the truth irradiating from the celebration of the traditional Mass. One can compare the traditional Mass with a lion: Let him free, and he will defend himself…”

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God’s Intervention?

The archdiocese of Chicago was intent on destroying the Shrine.   In a letter received from the Archdiocese, the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King, Chicago, had been told that ( quoting from the Institute web page):

“Based on extensive engineering and other evaluations the Archdiocese has concluded that the church building has significant structural issues and to restore the building to its state before the fire and to bring it up to current City of Chicago building code standards is cost prohibitive… Therefore the Archdiocese is moving without delay to demolish the remnants of the structure.”

They wanted to start demolition IMMEDIATELY.  But then comes this letter from a purely secular source which levels some degree of influence.   The Engineering report has concluded that stabilization of the structure would be a relatively easy thing to do.  However, the diocese has plans to start with the demolition of the tower on Tuesday, January 26! Please pray for a miracle to prevent this!


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The Book is Selling! Ever Ancient, Ever New Traditional Latin Mass….

It is truly humbling because this is due totally to the inspiration of grace.    We recently received an order for 12 more of our books, Ever Ancient, Ever New Traditional Latin Mass Compendium of Catholic Doctrine.

Favorable, unsolicited comments keep coming in!  Check them out; and please consider helping the cause for the restoration of the old Latin Mass by purchasing a copy to give to someone who could benefit.


“It’s pretty!” – librarian

“This is lovely, just lovely…such a nice job.”  – Catholic bookstore owner

“This is the best self-published book I have seen…I’d like to get this into our system…who is your distributor?” – Barbara, manager  Barnes and Noble

“This book is priceless.” –  V. M. homeschooling mom, Ontario, Canada

“It probably explains things that most Catholics do not know of the TLM, even if they go to one.”  –  Mark, NJ

“Intro is awesome.” –  D. F., CA

“I loved it!…. It is very meditative.” – Father A., IL

“I want to buy two more; an extra for me, and the other to give to…” – A. F., Il

“You’re book is excellent. Gave one to my inlaws… and they thought it was amazing.” – Jim, Scotland

“Just received your book, and what a wonderful, beautiful book it is!!!”  – J.A., MN

“It’s BEAUTIFUL!! I absolutely LOVE the pencil drawing of “Our Eternal High Priest” on page iii.  Will be ordering more copies.” – M.P., U.S. Pacific Island

“..gave one to Dr. Peter Kwasniewski [professor of Theology and Philosophy], and he ‘Loved it!'” – M. K., IL

“The books arrived Just today!! They are beautiful!  (I will be giving one to Dr. Brady)” –  Dr. A. M., Guatemala

“Thank you for writing this book….you have touched a heart!” – K.M. MI

I just received my copy of your book – it is EXTRAORDINARY. What a wonderful job. Thank you.” – R.B., ME

“The book is fascinating….It reminds me of so many things!” Priest, Midwest

“I use your book for Catechism!”, Fr. S., traditionalist community

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Archdiocese is moving without delay to demolish the remnants of the structure…..

The following is the latest development concerning the situation of the Shrine of Christ the King, which burned down on October 7.  The archdiocese of Chicago has announced it’s decision:


Dear donors and supporters,

As the new year begins, we would like to draw your attention to the latest status of the Shrine. Please pray with us for the Shrine and look for more updates in the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued support!

Shrine of Christ the King Status Report

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest has received a letter from the Archdiocese of Chicago summarizing the results of their substantial efforts to ascertain the best course of action for the Shrine building after the devastating October fire. Based on extensive engineering and other evaluations the Archdiocese has concluded that the church building has significant structural issues and to restore the building to its state before the fire and to bring it up to current City of Chicago building code standards is cost prohibitive. The Archdiocese is predominantly self-insured and therefore there is no resort to an insurance claim with an external insurer.

Therefore the Archdiocese is moving without delay to demolish the remnants of the structure. The Archdiocese has offered the Institute the opportunity to propose a plan for rebuilding a new church on the same site. The Institute is carefully considering this as a first option, mindful of its pastoral dedication and the Shrine’s important place in the Woodlawn and Hyde Park communities. As another option, the Archdiocese has offered a South Side church which is now available for occupancy.

The Institute remains committed to its daily mission at the Shrine of living the truth in charity for the good of souls and the benefit of the local community. Thus, the Archdiocese will renew its lease with the Institute for our continued use of the rectory and parking lot. The Institute is deeply grateful for the prayers and generous support of the Shrine faithful and friends, particularly at this challenging time of discernment.

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A 1599 Hymn in Náhuatl for O.L. of Guadalupe

I posted this video on Fb for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe yesterday. It is a hauntingly beautiful piece of polyphony. The words were originally a prayer addressed to our Lady of Guadalupe.  In 1599, the then popular prayer was set to music; and now, we are able to hear what this piece sounded like to the ears of Spaniards and natives of New Spain hundreds of years ago!

The words are in the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs. It was found in the oldest (post-conquest) manuscript known to exist. The work lay hidden until 1931, when a priest by the name of Canon Octaviano Valdés discovered it in a small town in Mexico.


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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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