Sunday, February 24, 2013

Snowed-out three weeks in a row!

With all the snow up in the Northeast this weekend, I was snowed-out from going to church for the third consecutive week! 

This is rare, but depressing. 

Lent has meant no meat for me. Nor I have met the Catholic sweetheart. But I did receive a nice email from a happily-married Catholic woman, saying that I need to "lighten up" because I am being very selective on whom I am looking for in a wife. She thought limiting to natural-born American citizens and Cradle Catholics, and posting the heresies of the Archdiocese of Boston doesn't attract women. 

But either way, I told her that if someone converted a few years ago and was validly baptized and confirmed, then okay. Same holds true for someone born in Canada (or elsewhere) who was naturalized as a U.S. citizen a few years ago: they would die to pledge their allegiance to the American Flag and not to a dictator, and cover their hearts during the Star-Spangled Banner. Besides, converts by choice are more serious than ones "born-into" it. 

But I told her that I will pray for her and her husband, and I hope they keep me in their prayers as well. 

But sadly, I have to mention the problems the archdiocese has because traditionalists don't have it made up here. If Sean O'Malley is elected Pope (or Dolan, or Wuerl, or Schoborn), we're screwed. 

Please pray that the Holy Ghost send us a Holy Roman Pontiff who will restore the Catholic Church in Boston specifically, by sending us a new archbishop who will get rid of the non-Catholics making six-figure salaries ruining the chancery. 

Also, please pray for good weather and that I find my sweetie soon. 

Pax Christi, 

Chris

Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Pope Sean?": I don't think so

The secularized mainstream media has several news articles naming Cardinal Sean as a serious papal candidate. Below are links to some articles:

The list goes on and on. But the Boston Catholic Insider is doing a series on why Sean O'Malley should not be Pope. Unless you have been living under a rock and have not read this blog, I highly recommend reading the documentation these anonymous investigators have exposed since 2010. 

The Roman Catholic Church has had major crises for the past 45-50 years, which you should probably know by now. But it's far worse in the Archdiocese of Boston, far, far worse that there is a $140 million deficit, a setup-for-failure plan to pawn over half the remaining parishes, lay "pastoral center" employees highly overpaid who are not Catholic, schools reduced to private "prep-schools" from wealthy non-Catholic families with no intent of conversion, and most importantly and visible, LITURGICAL ABUSE

Monday, February 18, 2013

Snowed-out again!

I was snowed-out again Sunday and could not make it safely to Mass. So next week it will be three weeks since I have gone to Mass. Ouch! But at least these are excused for safety reasons. 

Since Lent started last week with Ash Wednesday, I have not consumed a meat product since, and will not until Easter Sunday. This is traditional Catholic practice, along with no meat every Friday, Ember Day, and Rogation Day during the course of the year. As a Traditionalist Catholic I follow the rules that are have been unchanged since medieval times, except that Sunday has been a fast day since the Council of Trent (it originally was not). 

The second day of Lent this year was St. Valentine's Day, and have not found the Catholic girlfriend yet. Ouch! But at least Lent will be the test of time. If I could find her before Easter, that would really be something special. If that's the case I will make it retroactive to  Valentine's Day!

Please pray for me that I will find my Catholic sweetheart to become my wife, and more importantly for the Cardinals of the Church, that they elect, with the grace of the Holy Ghost, a Holy Roman Pontiff who will restore Catholicism as I wrote about in my previous post. 

God Bless, 

Chris

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope to resign Feb. 28th; what does this mean for all of us?

You have probably have head the shocking news that His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, will resign from the Papacy on February 28th, 2013 at 8:00 PM Roman Time (3 PM Eastern Time USA). 

Because of this, according to Canon Law, a conclave must be held within 15-20 days after a resignation of a pope. (There is no bereavement period.) So, the first day of the Conclave will begin between March 15-20, and will last until a new Pope is elected, regardless of how long it takes. (However, the Vatican spokesman, Fr. Frederico Lombardi, wants a pope just in-time for Easter.) 

While this is a total surprise for me anyway, all we have to do is pray that the Holy Ghost will come down on the Cardinals in the Conclave to elect a the next Successor of Peter who will do the following:

  1. Celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass PUBLICLY on a regular basis. 
  2. Ordain all clerics using the 1962 Roman Pontifical, and require diocesan bishops to do the same. 
  3. Excommunicate ANYONE who supports abortion, gay marriage, contraception, women's ordination, and/or liturgical abuse (including clerics and laymen alike). 
  4. Universally enforce the "No meat on Fridays and during Lent, Ember, & Rogation Days" rule. 
  5. Reprimand priests who refuse the sacraments to people who can't afford a stipend. 
  6. Revive Catholic education at all levels of instruction and scholarship. 
  7. Create support programs to assist young persons with vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and marriage. 
  8. Seriously reach out to the Church of England and receive Canterbury home into Rome, as Benedict has seen more Anglicans who were really Catholics officially join the fold in his tenure than any other Pope, if God willing that Canterbury wishes to take spiritual refuge in Rome. 
  9. Remove Cardinal O'Malley in Boston on Day One (if he is still the Archbishop of Boston), and replace him with someone orthodox. 
  10. Canonically establish the SSPX universally, and consecrate (or delegate the consecration of) some more bishops for the Society, and let them run independently as a religious order like the Franciscans, Benedictines, Jesuits, etc., for whom also have supplied jurisdiction which no one talks about. 

This conclave is sort of like the Special Election for U.S. Senate we are going to have in Massachusetts; no one saw this coming, and anything could happen. However, I believe the Cardinal best suited to be the next Pope is H.E. Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, an American who is very traditional. He says the TLM regularly and has excommunicated several people for disobedience to the Magisterium while Archbishop of St. Louis. 

For a list of Cardinals under age 80 who are eligible to vote, please click here


Friday, February 8, 2013

Safety First During Blizzard of '13

For those who live in the Northeastern part of the United States, you know that a major blizzard is occurring right as I write this, with total accumulations of 2 feet by Saturday evening. IF for are snow-bound and cannot make it to Mass safely on THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 10th, 2013, Quintagesima Sunday, then you are excused. (That's me.) But many priests might still celebrate Mass in front of nobody to fulfill their Sunday obligations at their parishes/chapels, so this doesn't mean that you'll see your parish on the  cancellation list on TV. (Besides, not even one altar boy is required to celebrate a Mass validly!)

Stay warm, and pray that you don't lose power. Hopefully, you'll be shoveled out just in time for Ash Wednesday, which is Feb. 13th this year. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Richard III's funeral should be a Catholic Requiem Mass

I came across this brief, but very powerful and disturbing news article from the London Evening Standard that a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster is disturbed that Church of England officials are planning a Protestant funeral service for King Richard III, for whose remains were found and positively identified the other day. (Click here to read)

This other comment page asks whether or not he should have the state funeral (regardless of religious tradition) at Westminster Abbey. 

But regardless of whether there is a Church of England separate from Rome, Richard was born, raised, and died a Roman Catholic in medieval Roman Catholic England, pre-Reformation. So he is ENTITLED to a Catholic Requiem Mass! IN LATIN! 

Don't forget that Westminster Abbey and Leicester Cathedral (et al.) were Catholic before Henry VIII couldn't get a divorce, so I wonder what would Richard think about his heirs...

But in any event, I was shocked when I saw the news item on CNN on Monday evening. While I don't know much about King Richard, all I can tell you is that he was a Pre-Reformation king, and England was 100% Catholic until 1534. (You know the rest; just blame Henry!)

Even if he does not get a public state Requiem Mass in his native land, I hope that a priest ANYWHERE in the world will offer a Requiem pretty shortly. 


Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiescat in pace. Amen. Fidelium amima per misericordiam Dei requiescat in pace. Amen.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Statement on St. Valentine's Day

As of Today, February 1st, the Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, I have not found my Catholic sweetheart. Tomorrow (Feb. 2nd) is the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas), the end of the Christmas cycle. 

However, the Easter cycle began last Sunday with Septuagesima, which is "Pre-Lent". These three Sundays before Ash Wednesday prepare us for what lies ahead, which includes the introduction of purple vestments and Tracts instead of the A-words. 

Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten Fast (Feb. 13th this year), and the day after that, the 14th, is the Feast of St. Valentine, Priest & Martyr

While some people wonder when they get engaged, can they marry in the Catholic Church on this saint's feast day?

The simple answer is "No" because even though Valentine's might not always fall during Lent, it will always fall during Septuagesima, and therefore you cannot marry in the Roman Catholic Church on St. Valentine's Day. It is one of the forbidden times one is to marry. To review those times, they are:

  1. All Sundays (or Days of Precept)
  2. All Doubles of the First Class
  3. Anytime during Advent, Septuagesima, & Lent
  4. Any day during the Octave of Easter
However, for a just cause, special permission of the bishop is required to hold a Nuptial Mass on any of the days above. 

While St. Valentine was martyred for preaching the truth about the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and marrying several couples who pledged to live by those truths, many fake "catholics" today ignore the Church teachings on almost everything to do with marriage. They abort, divorce, contracept, and cohabitate at a much higher rate than their Protestant, Jewish, and Islamic brethren. 

While those for intrinsic evils above will not happen to me, I will pray to St. Valentine to obtain my sweetheart by his feast day. How would a BE MINE candy piece sound for me, even if it's unhealthy to digest it?

God Bless you and have a weekend, 

Chris