Traditional Latin Mass, Carmel Infant of Prague

DSC02517The traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated at:

 Carmel Infant of Prague Monastery

3501 Silver Lake Road

Traverse City,Michigan

September 30 and October 1, both at 7 p.m.

Celebrant: Fr. S. Archer of the Peoria Diocese

I understand that Father will be delivering some fantastic talks.  I have heard Father before, and I can tell you that he is a polished speaker.  His presentations are always well-researched and edifying.

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Newest Information, Third Secret of Fatima

August 20, 2014 update:  I found the English text here.

The Carmelites of Coimbra have issued a new biographical book on Sr. LubiografiaLuciacia written by them, and which gives some unpublished details regarding the third secret of Fatima.  The source is here, but in Italian.  I have loosely translated just a small but important part of the article:

“There is something new about the ‘third secret of Fatima ‘, a prophecy that runs through the twentieth century and seems to project to its final realization.

“The new [information] is contained in an official publication of the Carmel of Coimbra, the one where Sr. Lucia dos Santos lived and died (in 2005), the last seer of Fatima.   The book is entitle “A Journey Under the Gaze of Mary) and a biography of Sister Lucia, written by the Sisters, with  valuable unpublished documents of the same seer.

 “Soon after, says Sister Lucy, ‘I felt [my] spirit flooded with a mysterious light that is God, and in Him I have seen and heard: the tip of the spear like a flame that shoots out, taps the axis of the Earth, and it trembles: mountains, cities, towns and villages with their inhabitants are buried. The sea, rivers and clouds flow out of their boundaries, flood and drag back in a whirl, houses and people in numbers which you cannot count; [it] is the purification of the world from the sin in which it is immersed. The hate, the ambition, provoking the destructive war. After, I heard in an accelerated beating heart and in my spirit, a soft voice saying, ” ‘in time, one faith only, one sole baptism, one church, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic.’ ”  


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Ten Rules for Achieving Happiness

Eternal beatitudeTen Rules for Happiness, by Friar Gerundio:

1. Love Jesus Christ, truly present in the Eucharist.

2. Prefer death before the committing of a mortal sin.

3. Hate lies, vanity, and ambition.

4. Love the most Holy Virgin and pray the rosary every day.

5. Always repent of your sins and confess them in the sacrament of Confession.

6. Live the Holy Mass with true love for Jesus Christ and adore the Holy Trinity.

7. Hate and flee impurity.

8. Don’t let the world kill your soul, escape the atheism of the world.

9. Live in the grace of God and think always of eternal life.

10. Do not believe any other list which you might read that advises how to obtain happiness. All are false and deceitful. And some more than others.


I found the above list on a Spanish FB site, and translated for here.

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No, Not Watergate, “Imamgate”.

Perhaps readers are already familiar with the trickery  of the Imam at the Vatican’s ecumenical prayer service for peace on the day of Pentecost.  It has been said that prayers were offered that “Allah” would grant the Muslims victory over us, the “infidel”.  The Imam quoted the last prayer of  the Surah Baqara which calls for Islam to reign supreme over all the non-Muslims.

I just received this in my e-mail box, and I thought it worth sharing. It appears that someone in the Vatican has edited the video by cutting out the incriminating part of the “prayer”.


“However, a reader and commenter named ritamalik — who is a former Muslim and understands Arabic — tells us that a portion of the video has been edited out, and the omitted section included the verse asking Allah to grant victory over the infidels.”

The full article can be found here at Catholic

There is another article here from which I take the following quote:

“On June 12th, Vatican Radio acknowledges the Palestinian Imam recited the controversial Qur’an passage but said it doesn’t matter, one has to understand how Muslims pray.


Well, everyone knows how Catholics pray, so why didn’t the pope pray a few Hail Mary’s, and also offer invocations to the most Holy Trinity?

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Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession

The-Papal-Procession-On-The-Feast-Of-Corpus-Christi,-Engraved-By-Francois-Alexandre-Villain-1798-1884There will be an Eucharistic Procession for the external solemnity of Corpus Christi, this coming June 22 after the 10:00 a.m. TLM at:

 St. Joseph’s church

1329 Belleview Ave. Rockdale, IL

Celebrant: Fr. Valentine, FSSP

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the procession through town, and a luncheon will be served after the Benediction.

All are invited to participate!

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Our Lady of Fatima Came to Warn of This

Spokeman Lombardi describes how the ecumenical prayer for peace will take place in the triangular lawn gardens of the Vatican, tomorrow – Pentecost Sunday – with Catholics, Muslims and Jews, this at the initiative of Pope Francis:

“[....blah, blah, blah]….After doing their three interventions, there is a gesture of peace – probably a common handshake – and then there is the gesture of planting an olive tree, habitual gesture in these moments where you praying or people meet for peace, and the olive tree will be placed near the headquarters of the four protagonists, approaching this olive tree and lay the ground for planting symbolically this plant, a symbol of peace.”

They mock our Lady of Fatima who came to tell the Vicars of Christ how to achieve true peace, and they continue to disregard her. How long will our Lord tolerate such flagrant disobedience?   In light of this, the following article is most timely.  Please take the time to read it.  I have posted a few excepts.  The whole of it is here:

“So serious are the problems, Bishop Schneider said in an interview last week, that this is the fourth great crisis in the history of the Church, comparable to the fourth-century Arian heresy in which a large part of the Church hierarchy was implicated.

“The real crisis of the Church is anthropocentrism and the forgetting of Christo-centrism…

“Nevertheless, he can foresee a split coming, leading to an eventual renewal of the Church on traditional lines. But, he believes, this will not be before the crisis has plunged the Church further into disarray. Eventually, he thinks, the “anthropocentric” [man-centred] clerical system will collapse. ‘ This liberal clerical edifice will crash down because they have no roots and no fruits.’ “

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Apostolic Visitor To The ICR

This past Sunday, May 11, 2014, the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago was host to the most Reverend Archbishop  François R. Bacqué, Apostolic Nuncio and Apostolic Visitor.  Also present were the Institute’s Prior General, Msgr. Wach and the Vicar General, Msgr. Schmitz.

The solemn pontifical Mass was the first  TLM Mass celebrated in the U.S. by the archbishop, so it was, indeed, a great honor to be there for this occasion.

The message that the Archbishop wanted to leave with the faithful was one of hope.  He made use of that word several times in his sermon, and he concluded with a quote from Léon Bloy:”There is only one tragedy in the end: not to have been a saint.”

The Most Reverend Archbishop François R. Bacqué, Apostolic Visitor to the I.C.R.

These photos were taken by Xavier Bourdreau.  I am grateful for his allowing us to post them here.  Thank you, Xavier!

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Blessed Jose S. del Rio, Martyr

At this very moment, the Apostolic nuncio, Msgr.Christophe Pierre is in Sahuayo (the hometown of José Sánchez del Rio) Mexico, to officially close the Cause for the canonization of this martyr for the faith.  Joselito will be proclaimed a saint! 

I have received notice that it is not known how long it will take to set a date for his canonization.   Msgr. Pierre will be returning to Rome with the documentation to turn it over to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.  We hope it will be soon.

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A Baseball Writer Tells It Like It Is

“Look for instance at the reaction of conservative Catholics to the pope’s phone call to Jaquelina Lisbona, a woman in Argentina civilly married to a divorcee, in which Francis supposedly counseled her to practically ignore Church teaching on divorce, adultery, confession, and Holy Communion.

 “Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture speculated, “[F]or all we know, she and her husband are now living as brother and sister, in which case there would be no reason why she could not resume receiving the sacraments.” Of course, if this were the case the parish priest could have determined this without the extraordinary phone call from Christ’s vicar.

“Before deleting it (perhaps in embarrassment), Jimmy Akin reminded his readers at the National Catholic Register that the pope has the power to act as the Church’s chief legislature and to execute judgments immediately, and so therefore he could annul the first marriage and radically sanction the second, implying all this could be done over the phone.”

I know that most people do not like to click on a link to get to an article.  But, I guarantee you, it would be worth your while to do so on this one.  I certainly enjoyed it. And surprise, surprise – the author is not even a “rad trad”. He is the founder and editor of The Slurve, a newsletter about…………… baseball! 


Catholics must learn to resist their popes — even Pope Francis


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April 26 Bad Omen – Broken Madonna of Civitavecchia

It would take too much time for me to translate Antonio Socci’s recent article on another very eery incident that occurred before the canonizations of the two popes, but this synopsis  suffices to inform readers of that episode. If you can read Italian, click on to the link for the entirety which can be found here.

La Madonnina che piange sanguemutilata dalla corona del vescovo

Photo credit: Libero Quotidiano

Antonio Socci in an article published by the newspaper Libero reported a mysterious incident that happened on April 26, last Saturday, the day before the canonization of the two Popes. The report is about the Madonna of Civitavecchia, a statue of the Virgin Mary brought from Medjugorje to the Italian town years ago, and which has been seen to shed tears of blood on several occasions. On that Saturday, the former Bishop of Civitavecchia, Msgr. Grillo, sent a crown -  which had been inscribed with the coat-of-arms of Pope Francis – to be placed on the head of the statue.  No sooner had the statue been crowned, when the crown immediately fell off, hitting the left hand of the Madonna which had been holding a rosary, a rosary of the late Pope Paul II.  The hand, together with the rosary fell off.  Socci was quick to assess this  mysterious and disturbing incident as a sure bad omen for the canonizations.  The statue is associated with John Paul II, in that he apparently had been very attentive to the Medjugorje apparitions which as of yet, the Church does not officially recognize. When he was still alive, after learning that Msgr. Grillo wanted to destroy the statue, the Pope had asked him not to do so. According to some, the Polish Pope had traveled several times to pray before the statue. Several scientific studies have shown that blood coming out from the statue is human blood, always of the same type.

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