Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

I write this final post for 2013 on this Christmas Day as someone who has had too many struggles. 2013 was not a great year. Too many violent crimes, murders, the Boston Marathon Bombings, apostasy of the Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Boston, and my own personal struggles. 

We don't know exactly how 2014 will fare, but on the ecclesiastical side of things nothing will seem to improve in Massachusetts; I am scheduled to loose my adoptive parish to the DIM reconfiguration plan. Professionally, things are tight, and have battles to fight. But on the personal side, things are never going to improve unless I find my Catholic sweetheart and find a new home. 

No matter what happens in 2014, I still plan on running this blog until my goal is reached. I believe that this particular awareness shows that over 36,000 people have actually taken the time to read the contents of this blog. Again, I am writing this blog because most "Catholic" dating sites are costly and not guaranteed to be orthodox. 

I wish everyone a Happy, Merry, and Holy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bishop Deeley headed to Maine

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Deeley, the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Boston, to be the 12th Bishop of Portland, Maine. 

I am happy for him. At least he is leaving the mess Cardinal Sean is making behind and he can take charge of the one diocese State of Maine and the Catholics up there. 

In recent history, Boston's auxiliary bishops are pretty much the "farm club" for other dioceses in the United States. Once a diocese becomes sede vacante, generally the auxiliaries from Boston, New York, and Chicago are looked at. 

However, auxiliary bishops do not have any power in the governance of a diocese except when the ordinary is absent, or the ordinary delegates he auxiliary to confirm or ordain. They are just extras. 

In Boston's case, the Archdiocese has too may auxiliary bishops and they just sit around doing nothing. But Bishop Deeley was just consecrated last January 4th, so he must have done something right to earn this promotion. 

Congratulations Your Excellency and good luck in your new ministry!

(For more news info visit the Portland Diocesan website.) 

Monday, December 16, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Cardinal Burke no longer a member of Congregation of Bishops

Rorate Caeli is reporting that His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke is no longer a member of the Congregation of Bishops. He was replaced with Donald Cardinal Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington who doesn't care about Tradition. 

Although Cardinal Burke is still the Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, such a move shows that he might not have the job much longer.

If the Pope actually got my most recent letter to him regarding the Archdiocese of Boston, then I hope Sean O'Malley gets canned in Beantown and Burke takes his place. 

Speaking of the letter, here it is...

Was Benedict forced out?

With the recent scandals regarding the unjust punishment of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by a Vatican-appointed extern commissioner, and the good fact that Bishop Fellay did not sign the Doctrinal Preamble to regularize the Society of Saint Pius X, and that Tradition is trending, we have to wonder....

Was Pope Benedict XVI forced out of office from some external pressure, or did he abdicate on his own terms?

For beginners, I am posting this Remnant Forum video where Michael Matt and Chris Ferrara discuss the recent FFI "punishment" and that senior Vatican officials might have forced Benedict out:

In the meanwhile, I will do some Canon Law research to see if a pope is still the Pope if he was forced out of office. I will follow-up with a part two later this week. 

(Feel free to leave comments if you have any credible evidence.) 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Will she come for Christmas?

My fake wedding photo!
Today on the Feast of Mary's Immaculate Conception, I would like to say that I have completed my third (and yet most disastrous) semester of architecture school. I am taking a break from that right now to focus on finding the Catholic wife. The main question is that will I be able to find someone just in time for Christmas?

It is very hard to tell since my health has deteriorated a lot since September, and often cannot attend Mass on consecutive Sundays anymore. But I believe that being single for quite some time has contributed to my health problems, and the most Catholic solution besides prayer is since that I am not priestly material, I find a Catholic girlfriend whom I would marry after a year of dating. Then comes the marital duties. 

I believe that the bishops in the United States have not adequately preached on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Most "Catholic" marriages today are either:

  1. Performed by a priest or deacon outside of Mass
  2. Performed by a priest or deacon with a non-Catholic clergyman co-officiating (would be the case for ecumenical weddings)
  3. Performed by a justice of the peace outside of the Church (properly called a civil wedding contracted by 2 baptized Catholics, which the penalty of excommunication is attached). 
  4. Performed by a priest when he knowingly attests that the couple cohabited (which is an impediment toward marriage). 
Then comes the immoral practices of the husband and wife. They take the Pill. They use condoms. And they are open to abortions and are sympathetic to the homosexual agenda. 

But a True Catholic marriage generally consists with the following:

  1. Baptism, Confirmation, Betrothal, chastity, and fidelity are prerequisites. 
  2. The Nuptial Mass is said in a church, regardless of how many guests are present. 
  3. The couple attends always attends Sunday Mass (and if possible Daily Mass) together. 
  4. The couple dines, prays, and sleeps together daily, including performing sexual intercourse without any interference of God doing His work. 
  5. There is no limit of the amount of children a couple has. (The couple must also remember that even though daily sex is to be performed as part of the martial duties, there is NO guarantee of pregnancy every time.) 
  6. There is NO talk of separating. 
At this rate, if God sends me a potential spouse, it will most likely be a 2016 wedding, the Olympic year. But I have to continue to pray not only for my situation, but for others who are having such troubles finding a Catholic spouse. 

Immaculate Mary, pray for us. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rosary Crusade to save main Boston Latin Mass parish

I am saddened to report that Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb in the Archdiocese of Boston and the only parish to offer a daily Traditional Latin Mass, is in danger of closing, and its pastor, Fr. Charles Higgins, the holiest priest in the archdiocese, will most likely loose his pastorship under the heretical Disciples in Mission reconfiguration plan. 

Fr. Higgins is the best diocesan priest whom I have been lucky to be served by, and he has held the bark of Peter together parochially even in the most poorly run Catholic archdiocese in the United States. He has been a Boston priest for 25 years now since ordination. He is most likely one of the only priests in Boston who actually believes in the dogma that "Outside the Church there's no salvation," infant baptism immediately after birth, the need for frequent confession, the gaining of indulgences, Holy Communion kneeling on the tongue from the anointed hands of a priest, the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, and that every Catholic who dies in good standing is entitled to the Requiem Mass. 

Father demonstrates that he is a priest externally by wearing the cassock and biretta all the time. He will bless rosaries and leave them on the back table in the church for one to take.  He will bless sacramentals upon moments request. There are also free pamphlets donated by a parishioner on Traditional Catholic topics. After the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, the Angelus (or Regina Caeli during Paschaltide) is chanted, and the bells in the tower toll to signal the end of the worship program. Afterwards, parishioners will often meet in the basement reception hall for lunch, which is free, but donations are accepted. 

On the liturgical side, there are about 15 boys and young men who serve Sunday Mass, which is the most I have seen ever serve in my lifetime just for a Missa Cantata in a small parish church. There are no hymns sung written after 1900. 

On the parishioners' side, most of them are young families with several children. Three families have at least 10 children. Pregnant women are more than welcome, and even little babies come to Mass and crying is expected, without complaint. 

For the parish church itself, it was consecrated on Nov. 24, 1910 (Thanksgiving Day) by then-Archbishop William O'Connell, replacing an older wooden Gothic structure named "St. Mary's." It is in a Neo-Renaissance Italianate Style designed by Boston architect Edward T.P. Graham. Since Fr. Higgins was appointed pastor in 2007 to house the former "indult" Mass at Holy Trinity German Church in the South End (which closed), he has made every effort with limited resources to restore the church to it's original condition, which he almost achieved (with the exception of the mural on the wall behind the high altar). 

The one caveat that I believe has been a weakness in our parish life is the interference of the heads of the Archdiocese for forcing the Novus Ordo upon Fr. Higgins in a primarily Latin-oriented parish. Cardinal Sean made sure that the regular "Novus Ordo" people who live in Newton were catered to, so he limited the TLM to one on Sunday, while there are 3 Novus Ordo Masses, albeit reverence is observed in these as a "compromise" with the Cardinal. Father will say a Low and High Mass on a Holy Day of Obligation, but the diocese limits him to one TLM on a Sunday. (For the record, I have never attended a N.O. at Mary Immaculate.) 

In addition, the Eastern Liturgy of Syro-Mabar is said for an Iraqi exiled Catholic community from Baghdad monthly. 

The canonical status of the parish is at issue here, not so much the future. In 2007, Cardinal Sean (who is against Tradition) made Mary Immaculate a "canonically-open" parish, which meant that anyone who regularly attended the TLM there could register as a parishioner, regardless of where they live. When I first started to go there in 2010, Father asked me to register even though I live 30 miles away in a different diocese. Eventually, some Novus Ordo people outside the neighborhood took advantage of a more reverent celebration and this canonical provision. 

Now, when Cardinal Sean approved the Disciples in Mission program, Fr. Higgins was upset about the whole thing (which I don't blame him). Many people have written to the Archdiocese asking them to keep Mary Immaculate a "stand-alone" parish, whereas it would not be clustered and the canonical status would stand. But the Pastoral Planning Committee has told Father "no," and Mary Immaculate will be clustered, then closed upon the affixment of the Cardinal's signature. 

I have written three letters to the Holy See regarding the poor leadership and mismanagement of both Cardinal Sean and Worcester Bishop Robert J. McManus (who won't allow the TLM within the city limits of Worcester), asking for both of them to be removed. At this time, I not only encourage you to not only write letters to the Holy Father regarding Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, but to go on a Rosary Crusade to:

  1. Save Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish from closure and possible sale to heretics or demolition. 
  2. The Holy Ghost, that he may counsel the Holy Father to remove Sean Cardinal O'Malley from his ministry as Archbishop of Boston, and to appoint a new archbishop who will exclusively celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments, and make all his priests and parishes do the same. 
  3. Pray for the health and safety of Fr. Higgins if and when he is to start a new assignment. Wherever he goes, we hope that he is not sent to a catacomb, but rather to a public place where he can offer the Traditional Latin Mass daily. 
  4. Pray for the parishioners of Mary Immaculate. Make sure that they will be able to have a place to go in the future. 
  5. Pray to Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen for someone Catholic to purchase the property and religious items so that Catholicism may continue in this place. 
  6. Pray to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre that the religious order that he founded, the SSPX, may purchase the Mary Immaculate property from the Archdiocese, if they God willing to stay in the Archdiocese. 
  7. Pray for the 4 seminarians from Mary Immaculate, that they may be ordained to all minor and major orders using the ancient rites of the Church. 
  8. Pray for any engaged couple who was planning to have their wedding at Mary Immaculate, that the wedding may continue as planned. 
  9. Pray for those who are preparing for death, may whom were planning a Requiem Mass at Mary Immaculate may have a priest somewhere in the world pray for the repose of their souls. 
  10. May the parish cemetery not accept non-Catholics nor cremains in the future. 
Something like this is nothing new. A similar case happened in El Paso, Texas in 2011, when Fr. Michael Rodriguez, who was exclusively offering the TLM at San Juan Bautista Parish, was transferred 200 miles away after he testified at a city council meeting against homosexuality. The Bishop made an excuse that "the IRS was after them" and ready to revoke the tax-exempt status of the Diocese, so as a "precaution", Fr. Rodriguez was transferred. The parish closed, and the faithful where praying the Rosary daily in front of the chancery. A few months later, Pope Benedict XVI removed the Bishop (for whom he has been since replaced), while Fr. Rodriguez continues to offer the TLM at his current parish. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination

Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Kennedy was the first and only Catholic to ever America's highest office. While his death was due to politics and not necessarily for religious reasons, we must keep in mind what the Catholic teachings on such tragic events and the fatal circumstances that occur. 

Because of his Catholic Faith, President Kennedy was the only President to have a Requiem Mass said for the repose of his soul (which was said by Cardinal Cushing). He will be the only Catholic president America has unless someone who exclusively attends the Tridentine Mass (or any other rite older than A.D. 1370) is elected. 

It seems like that ever since Kennedy's assassination, society has gone down hill, and especially the Church for abandoning her sacred liturgy. For example, while several Protestant congregations have plans for an orchestral Requiem tonight, there are no Catholic parishes in Massachusetts, his home state, offering a 50th anniversary Requiem Mass for the repose of the President's soul.

While most Americans (especially Catholic Americans) think that President Kennedy died a martyr, we are not certain that he is in heaven. So therefore it is still appropriate to pray for the repose of his soul until a cause for his canonization is ever opened, just like any soul in Purgatory. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Pray for the souls in Purgatory

The month of November is the month dedicated to the poor souls in Purgatory, most especially the ones who have passed away in the past year. But most of the November 1st issue of the fake Catholic Free Press, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, was about the Bishop issuing a pastoral letter on death and dying, because the number of church funerals are decreasing.

While the Bishop did mention that celebrating the life of a deceased person during the liturgy "is theologically inaccurate," he and his priests will most likely continue to use white vestments and sing "On Eagles Wings" during funerals, and refuse to offer the Requiem Mass that Catholics are entitled to. 

Just look at the four Boston Marathon terror-related victims, and most recently the teacher who was dumped in the woods. All five parties were Catholic, and were entitled to the Traditional Requiem Mass for their funerals. But the heretical Boston curia denied all five the Requiem Mass and instead forced the Novus Ordo on all of them. 

It is our hope, that today, All Souls Day, priests who will say a collective Requiem Mass for all the faithful departed will remember most especially the following five people:

Krystle Marie Campbell

Martin William Richard

Lingzi Lu

Police Officer Sean Collier

Colleen Ritzer

Saturday, October 26, 2013

R.I.P. Miss Colleen Ritzer

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Miss Colleen Ritzer, age 24, a math teacher at Danvers High School who was slain by one of her pupils after school this past week. Please pray that she receives a Requiem Mass that she deserves. 

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Update on my situation

If you have been a regular reader of this blog in the last six months, you have noticed I have been focusing on the crisis that plagues the Church, both globally and locally where I live. While it is hard for someone to go off tangent a little bit and not talk about marriage and family, I believe that exposing the particular local ecclesial crises shows that I, as an orthodox Catholic who attends the Tridentine Mass out of doctrine, has greatly affected the former two topics.

In my particular case, I have not found the Catholic sweetheart yet, and there have been some side effects that go along with this. In recent weeks, I have not been able to attend Mass for consecutive Sundays because of my ongoing medical issues. To put matters in perspective, I have a 70 mile round-trip by train five days per week to study to become an architect as an older, wiser, non-traditional student. This takes a lot out of me since I spend eight hours per day doing academics and am nauseous come the weekend. So my parish is actually 30 miles away from my home, a shorter distance, but I have to get a ride because I still can't drive due to those medical issues. 

I am not alone when it comes to not being able to attend Sunday Mass on a regular basis. There are healthy people with no Mass on a weekly basis available to them, so they are stuck reading the propers from their hand missals. But on the other hand, nobody should have to travel 30 miles one way on a regular basis to attend Mass. 

Combined with several factors, even when I attend Mass at my parish, I cannot stay after because I have to get home. So this interferes with my ability to meet new people.

I am not giving up this Crusade. I believe I am being called by God to be a husband, father, and possibly (if I make it) a church architect. God has someone for me, who is unknown to me at this time. But if I meet her, go on a few dates (including Sunday Mass on a weekly basis), propose to her, and she says "yes", then it will be God's will. 

Some people have asked me why I don't consider a priestly vocation. The short answer for that is that I am clearly not priestly material, as this blog shows. While I am not against priestly vocations, I do not believe that God wants me to be a priest, but rather be married and raise a Catholic family, for which those are in dire need in our times. I watched CNN last night, and they mentioned that 40% of the children alive today were born out of wedlock, and this is 40% too many. 

This past week marked the six month anniversary of the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack, and it has been tough for a Bostonian to live during these times. But the collage banner on the front page of this blog is a tribute to the victims of this attack. The women saluting the flag demonstrate something not only women are more likely to do, but what I would my Catholic wife to do on a daily basis to honor our war dead. 

So to end, in this month of October, the Month of the Holy Rosary, to offer some Rosaries so I get to meet the young women whom God wants me to be with for the rest of my life. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Priest gambles $230K from parish; placed in looney bin

Another sad story from the Diocese of Worcester. 

Fr. Stephen Gemme of Saint Bernadette Parish in Northborough was placed on administrative leave recently after it was learned that he took over $230,000 from the parish and its parochial grammar school and went on gambling. He was later sent to a medical facility for treatment, and was placed on medical leave. (News story here

I weep for the children who attend the parochial school because not only it is in danger of closing because all this money is missing, but to the fact that their parents paid all this money to send them to this school thinking that they their children would learn the Catholic faith. 

This is a Novus Ordo School. Don't expect children to learn the True Faith here. This assures that I will not be going to visit this parish, ever. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Pope calls Synod, not Ecumenical Council

There has been some confusion again on the meeting of bishops that the Pope will have next year in regards to the topics of Marriage and Family. 

First of all to clarify, the this meeting of Bishops will be a synod, not an ecumenical council. This means that only certain bishops will be invited. If the Pope calls a council, then all of the world's bishops are to be invited. 

With the Pope calling this special synod on these two particular topics, then only these particular topics will be discussed in further detail. In all likelihood other topics will not be on the docket. 

While it is unknown at this time who will be going, to be for certain this meeting will generally impact how today's bishops treat faithful, solid orthodox Catholics who uphold the Church teachings on marriage today. 

For example, in practically all the dioceses in New England (and many places elsewhere), if you and your future spouse wish to marry in the Church at your typical diocesan parish, then the priest (or married deacon) will send you to a Pre-Cana class that is not orthodox and is taught by a "deacon couple" or fake lesbian nun who doesn't really care about the Church in general. Often times you will be sent on retreat with no choice but forced into attending the Novus Ordo Cookie service on Sunday morning. 

To make matters worse, they might have the unmarried couple sleep together with condoms, and will not condemn them cohabiting for the past x amount of years. The parish priest (or married deacon) at the local level will fail to inform the couple that because they slept together, doing so is an impediment to the Sacrament of Marriage. Is this why there are so many annulments today? 

Additionally, the parish priest will not care whether or not one of the parties is not Catholic, as he will perform the ceremony anyway not to offend anyone.

In terms of the liturgy itself, most couples will choose to have a ceremony and not a full Nuptial Mass because they have not gone to Mass in years, nor they will attend Mass on any regular basis in the future. They will not have their babies baptized as soon as mother and child leave the hospital. They will be on the Pill to prevent more children after number two or three. They will not force their kids to maintain the Catholic Faith. And finally, they will tell their kids that it's okay to be gay and limit the number of kids they could have. 

The old practice of Catholics marrying only Catholics needs to be enforced rigorously. And when I mean Catholic, I mean one who actually practices the Faith and believes in all dogmas of the Church as codified during the Council of Trent. This includes attending the Traditional Latin Mass and receiving the unaltered Sacraments. 

As a Catholic man who has been suffering for five and a half years now without a serious girlfriend, I have been experiencing the side effects that go with such absence. As I am aging by the day, I don't know if I will even see a Catholic girl marry me since most my age are already married with children. 

For the record, I am not priestly material. While there is a drastic shortage of priests and the Church needs vocations to the priesthood, vocations to marriage are the basis of our future, and I believe I am best suited to live in that role. 

The divorce, abortion, and contraceptive rates are at all-time highs, and it is mostly Novus Ordo Catholics who either have committed these sins or support them with enthusiasm. Our Lady of Fatima predicted this. We need to go back to traditional moral values now. Bishops and priests who refuse to preach against these intrinsic evils need to be removed from their posts immediately. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Female Cardinal?

On the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Sephardic Doctor of the Church, I happen to come across this article which reports that Pope Francis might appoint a female cardinal. He happened to mention such action indirectly in "The Interview." 

To clarify some talking points, being a Cardinal is not synonymous with the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Since only baptized men can validly receive Holy Orders, and that the Pope is Bishop of Rome, he must be consecrated a bishop before being seated on the Chair of Peter. So therefore it is not possible for a Pope Joan to appear on the loggia. 

In terms of the Cardinal-electors, there are no defined requirements on who can be Cardinals. In the Pre-Reformation Renaissance, many of the Cardinals were Medici relatives who were often married and not clerics. Even 10-year-old boys became cardinals and they didn't even receive Confirmation yet! Even counts, dukes, and princes were cardinals! 

Now if a woman were to become a Cardinal, she might vote, but is ineligible for the Papacy because she is not a man. But Canon Law states that any baptized man can become Pope, so that means I could have been elected.

Since there are 4 minor orders and 4 major orders of Ordination, only men can receive them, and once a man is ordained to the subdiaconate (the first major order), he traditionally takes a vow of celibacy. While the Greek Orthodox Church allows married priests, they do not allow married bishops for the same reasons the Roman Catholic Church: Jesus Christ was never married, and the Bishop possesses the fullness of the priesthood of Jesus Christ. To that end, if a married man is elected Pope, he cannot be seated because he cannot be validly consecrated a bishop. 

In terms of a female cardinal, I don't see it happening. While some Mother Superiors were petitioning to have some input the last time, it will not happen as long as the Holy Ghost protects the Church. Would Sister Mary Cardinal Smith wear a red habit? Maybe for Halloween, but not in real life. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

"The Interview" that is very concerning

When an interview of Pope Francis was published in the Jesuit America Magazine, all the liberals in the Church (and elsewhere) were throwing parties because they think that the Church is to abandon it's Dogma and change it's teaching to conform to the post-Christian world.

But not so fast. While "The Interview" is very confusing, it should not be considered as infallible teaching because the Holy Father was not speaking ex-cathedra, but rather in front of a journalist. This is not an official Papal document. The whole thing is pointless in terms of ecclesiastical affairs. 

However, many Novus Ordo conservatives are now in uproar over this interview, and are concerned that the Pro-Life movement might get the plug pulled. Traditionalist Catholics since Vatican II have been concerned of the whole state of the Church. So it is very possible that we all might actually get onboard before it's too late. 

The following Remnant Forum tries to interpret what the Pope means from this interview, but it is very difficult:

While Vatican officials have to continue to clarify what the Holy Father has to say, we must pray for him that he lead the Church from evil. 

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and to do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday update...

I was unable to attend Mass today due to an illness over the weekend, so please pray for me. 

Thanks, Chris

Saturday, September 21, 2013

"Nuturing" juvenile delinquents clearly not working

Earlier this week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law that ends automatic adult charges for 17-year-olds, a practice that has been in place since 1846. (I don't know how many kids misbehaved back then.) However, this law, which was sponsored by State Rep. Jim O'Day of West Boylston and had unanimous support in the Legislature, still gives prosecutors the right to pursue adult charges if the Juvenile Court deems so (which has been and will still be the case for 14-year-old suspected murderers). 

This law does not affect the cases currently pending that began before the bill was signed. 

Additionally, if a 17-year-old is now arrested, he or she cannot be arraigned without parental notification. 

The juvenile justice system does not work. Bill Cosby says "it's broke." I agree with him, and further add that everyone should be charged in the same court system as everyone else- in a publicly accessible court of law. They should have the right to a jury trial, and they should be able to be represented by an attorney. 

The current juvenile justice system is solely based on rehabilitation, not punishment for one's sins [against the written statute]. Juveniles are generally regarded as infants in diapers even thought they may have stabbed someone or robbed a bank. If they are not sent to a juvenile detention facility, then they are assigned a probation officer until age 21 without any other additional punishments. 

In contrast, the Roman Catholic Church has dogmatically declared via the Council of Trent that the age of reason is 7 years old, and thereafter Pope St. Pius X lowered the minimum First Communion age to 7 from 9 for a normal, healthy child. So therefore, anyone age 7 and older is capable of committing a sin against God and His Church, and must go to Confession. Once the child is confirmed (the minimum age is 12), he or she not only becomes a Soldier of Jesus Christ and a member of the Church Militant, but is responsible for any ecclesiastical actions, albeit they are considered minors until age 18. A 13-year-old can be excommunicated just like his parents. Besides, the Church will recognize marriages contracted between 16-year-old males and 14-year-old females where it permissible by civil law. 

The reason why there are too many kids in lockup because they have had little or no exposure to God, either from their families, peers, teachers, and often times from perverted Novus Ordo Catholic presbyters. Yet medical treatment and counseling claim to cure everything-they don't cure crime. So teachers and parents must teach what's morally right before we herd career adult criminals. 

If 8-year-olds can get arrested, then they should be tried like everyone else according to the Constitution. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Survived another year

This past week, I had celebrated my birthday. Happy birthday to me. While I am not going to tell anyone who old I am, I am going to say that I have not found my Catholic sweetheart yet, nor did I receive her as a present. I hope I find her soon. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

"Muslim poem" replaces Pledge on 9/11 at Mass. school

Today's post is a follow-up from last week's post on the Pledge of Allegiance being under attack in Massachusetts public schools. Now, I am very disturbed to hear that Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, a suburban school west of Boston, read the poem "My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears" by Mohja Kahf instead of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on September 11, 2013, the 12th anniversary of those horrible Terrorist Attacks. (An article about this can be read here

While the Principal did apologize regarding the incident, such action is gravely unacceptable on a day where over 3,000 Americans lost their lives at the hands of Al-Qaeda. 

As an American, I am really offended that something like this would happen in the public schools, institutions that are supported by our tax dollars. What would a non-Islamic student do about this when he or she is offended by hearing this and is denied the right to place her hand over heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to God and country? 

While this poem is about nonsense to begin with, it should have not been read aloud in this context. But unfortunately, I would not be surprised that such nonsense of a similar nature would be performed at a school run by the Archdiocese of Boston under the auspices of Cardinal Sean. 

Our Lady of America, pray for us. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pledge under attack in Bay State!

There are three things I have to share with you...

First, Today has been declared a World Day of Prayer and Fasting by the Pope. The Votive Mass in Time of War should be said, with purple vestments. 

Secondly, Cardinal Sean sent me an automated letter asking that I donate to the fake Catholic Appeal for 2013, since I have not sent money yet. Well Sean, no thanks unless you adopt Tradition. 

Lastly, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments this week regarding an atheist family's children being offended because the Pledge of Allegiance is being recited in their school district on a daily basis. (The lower court ruled their is nothing wrong with the Pledge.) In several newspaper articles this week, many school superintendents are not enforcing State Law that requires students and school employees to recite the Pledge with proper decorum or face a $5 fine. 

If for some reason that this law is overturned, then you can thank the liberal nut jobs for dumping God and country out of the public square. America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and the elimination of God in the Pledge is a complete sacrilege.

I was told by a teacher over ten years ago that "The United States is going down the tubes because people have lost their morals." She was (and still is) right. It seems to have gotten worse over a decade later. 

Our Lady of America, pray for us!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

End of summer...

With Labor Day weekend approaching, it's the end of the vacationing summer. Back to school for most children, and for me back to my architecture program. I hope the fortunes with finding my Catholic sweetheart grow as the season changes. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

High salaries of "Professional Catholics" absurd

While many real and fake "Professional Catholics" make six figure salaries (e.g. Boston), Michael Voris reveals that his salary, the highest as President of Saint Michael's Media, is only $40,000 per year! 

Also, word just got out that Boston Catholic Media head Scot Landry, who makes $250,000 per year to host an afternoon drive show that doesn't proclaim any dogmas of the Church, is stepping down! So here is what the Wall of Shame looks like now:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Diocese of Worcester ready to fold

On March 7, 1950, the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor of the Church, Pope Pius XII canonically established the Diocese of Worcester, which is co-terminal with Worcester County, Massachusetts. Auxiliary Bishop John Wright of Boston (who later became a Cardinal and head of the CDF) was named Worcester's first Bishop, and was installed by Archbishop Richard J. Cushing in the newly named Cathedral of Saint Paul, for which before was a regular parish church. 

Prior to the establishment of the Diocese, Worcester County belonged to the Springfield Diocese since 1870 and prior to that the Archdiocese of Boston. The Worcester Diocese was established because there were a lot of Catholics back then, and it was too much to handle for the Springfield Bishop to handle. 

Bishop Wright established several suburban and neighborhood parishes as middle class Catholics moved to the suburbs and had several children after the post-World War II Baby Boom. (My mother is one of six children, and having four children was considered "too little" in number.) The Catholic Schools actually had real nuns teaching in them, and my father reported that his kindergarten tuition was $5 per year! And Saint Vincent's Hospital (in those days located on Vernon Hill) was actually a Catholic hospital, where nuns where the RNs and a priest would be called for Extreme Unction when necessary.

Bishop Wright was transferred to Pittsburgh in 1959, and would later become a Cardinal and head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. He died in 1979 and is buried in Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, Massachusetts. As head of the CDF, he endorsed the work of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and his establishment of the Society of Saint Pius X. 

Bishop Wright's successor in Worcester, Bernard Flanagan, was present at Vatican II and many implemented many changes in the liturgy before everyone else did. He trashed the high altar quicker than you can imagine. And eventually, he ordained a string of unorthodox priests that are still in ministry today. 

By the 1980's, many parochial schools closed and young people slowly but surely stopped going to church. In result, the preaching and theology became fuzzy. The Last Four Things were gone. Then we fast forward to 2013, 63 years after the Diocese was established. Under Bishop McManus alone, several parishes have closed and sold to heretics, and the quality of the domestic church life is pathetic. Most "Catholics" are on the Pill, support sodomy, abortion, and not having any children. If they are it's done illegitimately.

Most importantly, the Traditional Latin Mass has been said at a diocesan parish within the city limits of Worcester for several years now, and there are no signs of improvement. 

Paul Melanson of La Sallette Journey has been writing several posts on the implosion of the Diocese of Worcester recently. One commenter named "Michelle" wrote the following:

Bishop McManus refuses to even acknowledge the letters written by Catholics faithful to the Church regarding their concerns over doctrinal dissent and liturgical abuses and so forth. The feeling among many is that we do not have a spiritual father. Merely a CEO who will do everything in his power to protect the reputation of renegade priests, deacons and religious and who is more intent on presreving the dissident status quo.

I agree 100%. The same thing is happen to the Archdiocese of Boston as well, but Boston will not be suppressed anytime soon. I think Worcester should be suppressed and merged with Boston with a new Archbishop that I have been praying for. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fire most of the Bishops!

The following Vortex explains why most American bishops in the "Church of Nice", also known as the "Church of Dolan" or the "American Patriotic Church" (which is not patriotic), need to be replaced:

If your bishop doesn't celebrate the Tridentine Mass, then he needs to go. No questions asked. 

If your bishop illegally blocks the Tridentine Mass, then he needs to go. No questions asked. 

If your bishop is absent from his diocese too much, then he is disobeying the Council of Trent, which must be upheld by ALL.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Assumption School teacher resignations: the pastor is a product of diocesan favoritism

Those who live in the Diocese of Worcester know that the folks at the Chancery do not care about the Traditional Latin Mass and the accompanying rites that go with them. But now there is a scandal of misdeeds by a parish priest where 8 teachers resigned from the parochial school. 

Fr. Paul LaPalme, pastor of both Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Brigid parishes and the clerical supervisor of Assumption School in Millbury (a bordering town south of Worcester), was accused of torturing and hugging the eight teachers who eventually resigned, all of them lay women. The news broke last week in the fake Catholic Free Press, and has got regular newspaper attention. (Read this one

Assumption School first opened in 1925 and was staffed by the Assumptionist Sisters until they all died out after Vatican II. (Our Lady of the Assumption Parish was the French-Canadian national parish in Millbury, while St. Brigid's historically had English speaking parishioners.) Today, the school serves 190 students in grades Pre-K to 8 and costs $4,000 per child to attend. Now how can a good Catholic family afford to send multiples there at the same time? 

With this unprofessional behavior by Fr. LaPalme, letters of complaint were sent to Bishop Robert J. McManus, who never responded. This tells us all that Fr. LaPalme is a favorite of the Bishop and appears to be considered an untouchable, whereas, misdemeanors like this one will not be acted upon if the Bishop really "loves" them. 

As a parochial school operated by a diocesan parish, the Bishop is ultimately responsible for the school. As long as Bishop McManus is around, unacceptable behavior like this will still be tolerated.

Several parents have pulled their children from Assumption School because of this incident. If I were a parent, I would have never sent my children to this school to begin with because they do not practice Traditional Catholicism. 

Speaking of the Bishop, he has been absent from the diocese this week.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"It's not a sin to be gay": DEAD WRONG!

Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law that bans "gay conversion therapy" for minors under the age of 18 in the Garden State, citing that "it's not a sin to be gay." 

Well, I got news for you Governor, you're dead wrong. 

The Governor, who claims to be a Catholic, is a potential GOP presidential nominee in 2016, when the incumbent (if the Constitution has it's way) is termed-out. I don't know if he is regular Mass attendee, but if he is, he must have not learned about the story of Sodom & Gorherra. Something like this tells us that being a Republican doesn't mean you are pro-life and pro-marriage (Just ask Romney). 

Obviously, the New Jersey bishops have not said anything publicly on this issue, and if they don't, it is their own fault. 

I just hope the Governor is not subscribing to Dolanism across the Hudson River. In either case, the next step for him inside a church should be the confessional. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

2 women take vows on Assumption Day

In Today's world where most "mainstream" religious orders for women will simply not accept new members and are full of Sister Pantsuits, there is actually a traditional order that accepts young women as postulants. 

On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the Feast of Our Lady's Assumption, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Still River, Massachusetts accepted two new members: 

Congratulations to Miss Erin Kelly, a postulant who became a novice and is now known as Sister Marie Celine, and to Miss Claire Sonnier, who entered the convent as a postulant. 

For those who are unfamiliar with this religious order, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (MICM) consists of Brothers and Sisters who operate the Saint Benedict Center and Immaculate Heart of Mary School on monastery grounds. The order was founded by Fr. Leonard Feeney after he was expelled from the Jesuits for upholding the dogma that there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. Saint Benedict Center has one of the oldest continuous Traditional Latin Masses in the United States, which dates before the Second Vatican Council. 

Let us pray for these two young women that they eventually live their vocations as nuns and profess their perpetual vows someday. I will most certainly keep them in my prayers. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

R.I.P. Auntie Anne from England

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Anne Edmonson, my mother's aunt from England, for whom a Requiem Mass was offered at St. John the Baptist Church in Padiham, Lancashire yesterday. She was 91. 

Requesicat in pace. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

August: The Immaculate Heart of Mary

Today marks the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Our Lady of Snows (Santa Maria Maggiore), as Tradition says that it snowed on this August day in Rome when this major basilica was consecrated. Upon writing this post, despite being a sunny day, it is a chilly August New England day, and I am wearing a sweatshirt because it is so cold! (But there is no snow in the forecast.)

The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for the titular feast is observed as the octave of Our Lady's Assumption (August 22nd). The actual feast of the Assumption is August 15th, a holy day of obligation. 

During the summer months of June, July, and August, the Church dedicates these months to parts of arguably the most important organ in the human body: the cardiovascular system. However, the hearts commemorated are not that of any ordinary human beings. June is the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. July is the Month of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord. And August commemorates Our Lady's Immaculate Heart. While these hearts have never sinned and ever needed contrition, everyone else's hearts need contrition through fasting and the Sacrament of Penance. 

At the end of the month, many schoolchildren will return to the classroom to begin the next academic year. Every morning, the pupils will rise and place their right hands across their hearts, and they will pledge to God to be morally true to their country. They will do this every day throughout the year. The simple reason of covering the heart for the Pledge, National Anthem, moments of silence, Taps, at the flagpole, and at parades is a belief in God, as God comes from the heart.

Once I graduated from high school, I never recited the Pledge of Allegiance on any regular basis (i.e. daily). I would like this to become part of my daily routine with my future wife, along with Morning and Evening prayers. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Francis bans TLM for a namesake religious order

Rorate Caeli is reporting that the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have been told by Pope Francis to stop offering the Traditional Latin Mass in favor of the Novus Ordo Cookie, or lose their canonical establishment as a religious order. 

Such an action is illegal for the Pope to perform because the Traditional Latin Mass is a dogma of the Church according to the Council of Trent, as upheld in Quo Primum Tempore, and obligatory by the foresaid.  

This document comes days after the end of the Catholic Woodstock (WYD), where we saw a Novus Ordo Papal Mass on the beach and 300 bishops dancing to Protestant praise and worship music (indcluding Cardinal Dolan).

Such actions above are not Christian-like. 

Such actions are going to pressure the SSPX to accept these Friars as members (the ones who wish to hold onto Tradition), and possibly open new chapels to fill the void lost from such a pathetic document. 

For the past 50 years, such persecution has been the norm at the hands of homosexual clergy, as the Pope also said that homosexual priests "should not be judged." 

Such actions tell us that all the U.S. Cardinals (accept Burke) voted for Bergoglio in the conclave. Dolan, O'Malley, Wuerl, Mahony, DiNardo, Harvey, and O'Brien are not in favor of Tradition, while Cardinal George in Chicago has been somewhat supportive. This wonders or not the conclave was rigged just like 1958? 

Coming into 5 months of a papacy, it is still too early yet determine...but if the TLM has any more Vatican sanctions, then Bishop Fellay will have to consecrate at least 8 more bishops to ensure that the Sacraments are persevered. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

3rd anniversary of this blog

Today marks the third anniversary of my first blog post on Catholic Traditional Looking for Wife. To date, over 27,000 people globally have viewed my blog, for which I am very grateful. 

While I have not found the Catholic sweetheart yet, I hope it is not too far off. Since I am three years older than when I first started this blog, there is a sense of urgency. While there  are fellow classmates in my architecture degree program like me who are married and single alike, that does not excuse me, the Catholic, from leaving this issue alone. Since I am not pursuing a priestly vocation (nor am I priestly material), the other alternative is for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. 

While conducting a blog like this may seem crazy to some, I believe it is the only free alternative way to find a date. 

St. Anne, grandmother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, pray for us. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hall of Shame; Boston Catholic school supt. resigns!

I am very happy to relay from the Boston Catholic Insider on the Feast of St. Mary Magdelene that Dr. Mary Grassa O'Neill, the Catholic Schools Superintendent and the grossly-highest-paid archdiocesan lay employee at $350k per year, has RESIGNED!!! ALLELUIA!!!

Also, the tenth anniversary of Cardinal Sean becoming Archbishop of Boston is on July 30th, and I would like to induct some people onto the 2013 RCAB Wall of Shame

As you can see, I have Dr. O'Neill covered with the word "Resigned!", something I added just now when I learned that she is stepping down. I hope to update this with other "resigned" or "fired" signs in the near future, as all of these people don't deserve to be working for Christ and His Church after destroying it locally in recent years. 

While Dr. O'Neill wanted to implement Common Core in the Catholic Schools, it is still quite possible a new superintendent could promote the same thing, especially if Cardinal Sean is doing the hiring. But in either case, a new superintendent should not make more than $100,000 per year. Ultimately, a new archbishop will be necessary in order to guarantee orthodoxy. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Another Ecumenical Council???

Will there be or should another Ecumenical Council be called? My response right now is "no." I don't believe that calling another council is necessary because I believe pulling bishops from their dioceses for long-term periods will weaken the Church at this time. 

Bishops are supposed to be governing their own dioceses and not supposed to leave their dioceses without permission from the Holy See, according to the Council of Trent. Then you have the error of collegiality, where national bishops' conferences think that they are either above the Holy See (as the case with Dolanism) or an intermediary between the diocesan bishop and the Holy See. 

All that is necessary right now is that the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments be restored in every parish, and said by every priest, bishop, cardinal, and the Pope. If these traditions are universal as it where prior to Vatican II, then the Church would not have had the problems it occurs today. But until that happens, all we must do is pray. 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Another Latin Mass basher

Tracey Rowland on "Three Barriers to the Latin Mass":

RESPONSE: This video is just a piece of junk issued by a feminist theologian who rips the Traditional Latin Mass whenever she attends. Based on those comments, she doesn't exclusively attend. 

Also, what is wrong with dressing modestly? Many traditional parishes have dress codes to uphold the dignity of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Our Lord of Lords and King of Kings. 

If you are a Catholic of the Latin Rite, you are bound to attend this Mass, the same Mass said by Jesus Christ, the same Mass said by Saints Peter and Paul, the same Mass said by the Early Church Fathers, the same Mass said by Pope St. Victor the Great, the same Mass said by St. Augustine, St. Pius the Great (I), St. Gregory the Great, Venerable Bede, St. Boniface, Thomas Aquinas, St. Dominic, St. Anslem, and St. Pius V, the Pope who canonized the Mass on this day in the Year of Our Lord 1570 by issuing Quo Primum Tempore and De Defectibus

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It is time to pack up and leave the "Church of Nice"

If you have any family or friends that are members of the Church of Nice that is run by Dolan, then it time for them to leave. I will not marry anyone from the Church of Nice because it is not Catholic:

Friday, July 5, 2013

First Saintly Popes since Pius X

You read it right: Pope Francis has approved the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. While John did not live to see the end of Vatican II and the destruction of the Mass, John Paul ended communism in Eastern Europe, and was partly responsible for the Fall of the Berlin Wall. 

Many traditionalists are not going to agree with this because John Paul never said the Traditional Latin Mass publicly as Supreme Pontiff, and presided over two interfaith Assisi meetings. It is also interesting that the second miracle was waived by the Holy Father for John XXIII, who died fifty years ago during Vatican II. But nearly everyone canonized John Paul II as soon as he passed away in 2005! 

Since St. John Paul's process was jumpstarted too soon, Fr. Patrick de La Rocque, SSPX, documents the process in Pope John Paul II: Doubts About a Beautification, and explains why this was mistakenly done. (I have never read the book, so I am basing this on promos from the publisher, Angelus Press.) 

Whether or not you agree with this or not, they are now Saints. As of this posting no date has been announced for the canonization ceremony, both of these Saints have been venerated liturgically 11 days apart for the past two years.  St. John XXIII is commemorated on October 11, the Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. John Paul's feast day is currently observed on October 22. 

(Please note since these are new saints, these feast dates, although written in the Novus Ordo missal, are applicable to the 1962 Missal, since they were never transferred after Vatican II to begin with. The Mass would be Common of Saints I: Common of One or Several Holy Popes, with each their own collect.) 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Just wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day. Please pray for our nation and that I find the patriotic Catholic girlfriend soon! God Bless America.

Friday, June 28, 2013

SSPX Declaration on 25th anniversary of Episcopal consecrations

In the light of the recent revelations that Gay Roman priests have operated a prostitution ring in Rome, I have not been able to observe the 25th anniversary of the consecration of the SSPX Bishops on this blog. However, the three remaining Bishops Fellay, Tissier de Mallerais, and Galarreta have issued a statement regarding this, which can been read by clicking here

Please pray for these bishops in thanksgiving for their presence, as they are filling the gaps that are not being cared for by bishops and priests like the ones who are about to get arrested in Rome for crimes against nature. 

Also, please pray for the Canonization of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, for his actions are the reasons why the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments are being kept alive, albeit in treacherous waters. 

Lastly, you may have noticed that there is no longer an adult content warning before accessing the homepage to this blog. Blogger asked that I remove it or this blog would have been deleted. I still ask that children under 18 use caution while viewing this blog. -Chris