Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

2014 was the worst year of my life. I was forced to drop out of college, saw several deaths of family and friends, the illness of my mother, and still stuck without work. More importantly, I have not been able to find my Catholic sweetheart. 

While 2014 will be gone shortly, I hope that all the havoc that took place goes away with it. As Christmas comes, I have to thank Our Lord, who we celebrate as a little boy in the crib, that I have survived. 

I hope and pray (and that you will to) 2015 will be a total turn around. With all that said, I wish everyone of good will a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Boycott all secularized celebrations for Saint Patrick

I am very critical of the fact that Saint Patrick's Day parades no longer honor Saint Patrick himself. Because Cardinal Dolan will be the grand marshal of the gay-friendly NYC parade in 2015 and the South Boston parade will now allow gay groups to march, I have asked that all parades in honor of Saint Patrick be cancelled and March 17th to be designated as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Archdiocese of Boston (one of the co-patrons). 

But this won't happen. Cardinal Sean spends more time promoting Obamacare and liberal politics than the Catholic Church. If he had any Catholic sense, he would condemn the move immediately and excommunicate anyone who goes to the parade. As a matter of fact, since this is a multi-diocesan problem, I want Pope Francis to bar Catholics from attending events that mock Saint Patrick. 

Even though it is now less than three months away, make plans not to go to any Saint Patrick's Day Parade and instead spend March 17th in church (even if Lent is observed). Save the corned beef and cabbage until Easter, and abstain from meat like a normal Lenten day. No Guinness!  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

R.I.P. Bill Buckingham (1944-2014), architect friend

It is with great sadness to report that Boston architect William Buckingham passed away this weekend at the age of 70. (His Requiem Mass at All Saints Anglo-Catholic parish in Ashmont is today scheduled for 2PM today; I regret that I just got word a few hours ago...)

I got to know Bill when I chaired a religious architecture committee, and he was against modernist building for sure. For over 40 years Bill designed in traditional styles when it was (and still somewhat is) very unpopular to do so. He mentored and helped me through the tough times I had going at architecture school.

I most recently saw Bill at his office a couple of weeks ago and despite using a respirator, he was working and never thinking about retirement like many architects do. This really shows since when he co-founded Sullivan Buckingham Architects at age 67 to try to preserve traditional building techniques. 

The architecture profession has lost one of its most valuable members. I have the honor and the privilege to know him as a friend and colleague. 

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requesicat in pace. Amen. Anima ejus et animae ominum fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei Requesicat in pace. Amen. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Illicit Catholic wedding on TLC

Four Weddings is a reality show on TLC where four brides who are total strangers attend each others weddings and judge them according to certain criteria. The winning bride and her groom with the most points win a honeymoon. 

This afternoon I happened to watch an episode of Four Weddings where one of the weddings took place at a horse racetrack in the Miami Beach area on Christmas Day. The things that really upset me were that the bride wore a rosary around her wrist and that a priest came to the track to officiate. That's right: a Catholic priest went to a racetrack on Christmas Day to officiate at a wedding.

I cannot believe that a priest (even by Novus Ordo standards) would officiate not only outside the church building, but on one of the holiest days of the year! Christmas is when we celebrate the birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ, not our conjugal lives. According to the Missale Romanum, Christmas is a Double of the First Class feast, which means no other feast can supersede it. Even thought our Advent preparation is complete, the solemn nature of the feast does not permit the use of the Nuptial Mass, and therefore it is still a forbidden time to marry (the Sixth Precept of the Church). 

Additionally, besides the purple vestment days of Septuagesima and Lent, the Nuptial Mass is still forbidden on the following non-penitential days: 
  • All Sundays (yes, even the green ones) 
  • During the Octaves of Easter and Pentecost (Yes, even though Alleluia and white or gold vestments are back, Easter's octave is that of the First Class, and therefore you cannot ordinarily marry until the Monday after Low Sunday. Pentecost historically ranks higher than Christmas, and it's octave [which includes the summer Ember Days] ranks the same.)
  • The Feast of the Circumcision (Jan. 1)
  • The Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6)
  • Ascension Day
  • Corpus Christi (Thursday after Trinity Sunday, even if the feast is transferred to Sunday as is in the USA)
  • Birthday of St. John the Baptist (June 24)
  • Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul (June 29)
  • Feast of the Most Precious Blood (July 1)
  • Feast of the Assumption (Aug. 15)
  • Feast of St. Michael the Archangel (Sept. 29)
  • All Saints Day (Nov. 1)
  • All Souls Day (Nov. 2; or 3 if 2nd falls on Sunday)
  • Patronal feasts of a nation, state, city, diocese, cathedral church, or parochial patron
The feasts above are all Doubles of the First Class. In Medieval times they where all Holy Days of Obligation (including The Immaculate Conception, which always falls during Advent; and Ash Wednesday, St. Joseph's Day, and the Annunciation, which pretty much always fall during Lent.) 

Catholics are to marry before a Nuptial Mass, period. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Fr. Gruner: "We have the obligation to oppose and to speak out" against heresy

Fr. Nicholas Gruner agrees with Cardinal Burke's comments that criticize the Pope. It is not a sin to criticize the Pope (or any cleric for that matter) when they say heretical things. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My ultimate Christmas wish this year

There is going to be no Thanksgiving dinner for me this year, anywhere. My family is aging and have been sick recently, so there will be no dinner at home. With 13 days left in the liturgical year, Advent and Christmas are a hairpin around the corner to begin another. 

While I do not believe in observing the "Holiday Shopping Season" which starts earlier every year and ends on December 24th, I do believe (as every Christian should) that Christmas season doesn't start until Midnight Mass and ends with the octave feast of the Epiphany (Baptism of the Lord). I am also not against gift giving after the 25th. But, with the worst year of my life with six weeks to go, I am making my ultimate Christmas wish for 2014, which supersedes all other wishes:

  • It is not finding a job, albeit everyone needs one;
  • It is not finding a new home, which will be necessary shortly;
  • It is not hitting the jackpot, which seems to be the only hope these days for most;
...but it is the most important item that will dramatically change my life forever. It is finally meeting the Catholic sweetheart of my dreams to become my future wife. It is what will radically rejuvenate my family structure, as most of my immediate relatives are over 55. 

She does not have to come under anyone's tree, but into my heart.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fr. Michael Rodriguez on sabbatical

The Remnant is confirming from multiple sources that Fr. Michael Rodriguez of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, is now on a six-month sabbatical. Fr. Rodriguez is one of the few diocesan priests in the United States who exclusively offer the Traditional Latin Mass. He is no longer based in Presidio, where he was exiled to by the previous Bishop of El Paso in 2011 for defending traditional marriage at a City Council meeting. 

This is a big blow to the faithful who were served by Fr. Rodriguez, who now have no priest available to them. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Another politicized funeral

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino was laid to rest today with a politicized Novus Ordo funeral with five eulogies. 300 of his family and political cronies were in attendance at the church of his baptism, all with the blessing and the presence of the Cardinal. 

While Menino was the best mayor a city could ever have, the eulogies were bragging about his gay rights advocacy as a city councilor. Yes, he was a gay rights activist. 

In all fairness, just like Ted Kennedy, Mumbles didn't deserve a Catholic funeral. One reason why most "Catholic" politicians go against the Church teachings on abortion, homosexuality, and contraception because the Archdiocese of Boston began ordaining gay (friendly) men to the priesthood over a half-century ago.

If Vatican II never happened, you would not have so many Catholics going against Christ's teachings. More importantly, you would not see a "customized" funeral service. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

400th post is a serious one...

This is my 400th post of this blog, after over 55,000 readers and four years. It comes at a time when we have the worst pope in living memory and the "pony and dog show" of a synod put on by the Holy Father himself. Watch this video to understand that we are near the end:

Pray for the Pope. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Synod a circus; Cardinal Burke confirms he's been ousted

His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, confirms that he has been ousted from his position at the Apostolic Signatura, and says that the Synod was "designed to change Church's teaching..." and that Pope Francis has "done a lot of harm" to the Church (Rorate Caeli). 

The whole synod has been a three-ring circus, with nobody on the same page and the Cardinal who wants to give Holy Communion to everyone making racist remarks. 

For me and all other faithful Catholics who wish to marry in the Catholic Church, it is going to get worse. The evidence is clear: most baptized Catholics (especially ones my age) do not care about the Church. Neither do the Synod Fathers. 

Where I live options for attending a True Mass are scarce, thanks to weak episcopal leadership. You can't even receive confirmation from a resident bishop. 

It doesn't get any more obvious than this: Pope Francis doesn't care about the Church Militant. If and when the discipline on who can receive Holy Communion does change at even the diocesan level and if the parish priest agrees with such provisions, then I won't go to that church. 

I am lucky to be served by a diocesan priest who actually gets it, and his parish is in jeopardy of closing. Even though I (currently) don't attend Mass at an SSPX chapel, people putting-down people who do are part of the problem, not the solution. I understand and acknowledge the work of Archbishop Lefebvre was necessary at the time in order to save the Catholic priesthood. (I don't favor any particular religious order over another, as long as they hold to Catholic Tradition.)

Now to the marriage issue. In retrospect, I believe I had a better chance at finding a Catholic girlfriend during the reign of Benedict XVI. Nobody can figure out why he actually resigned nor if he was forced out by the bogeyman. Unless a miracle happens, I'm still Christendom's most eligible bachelor for a while. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Grandfather gets annulment to enter seminary

An interesting article in the October 3rd issue of the "Catholic" Free Press is another Vatican II novelty. Former Leominster Mayor Stephen Perla, 57, got his marriage annulled by the Diocese of Worcester so he can enter seminary. His projected ordination year will be 2018. Mr. Perla previously worked as the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Scott Lively for Governor

Rarely you see a candidate for constitutional office these days who puts his trust in HIM. Rarely you'll see someone who has a plan to fight the Devil as Saint Michael (his feast today!) does. Even though he is Protestant, this minister has earned my vote on November 4th. I highly recommend all Massachusetts voters to elect Dr. Scott Lively as our next Governor on Election Day. 

Scott is the only candidate who recognizes that our nation and our Commonwealth were founded on Judeo-Christian principles. He realizes that the two party system isn't working. He is the only candidate who supports ending abortion and same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth. He is also the only one who respects the rights of parents as primary educators and would officially tolerate parents who choose to homeschool or send the kids to another school besides their geographical district. He also supports helping inner-city persons currently on welfare to start businesses.

As a Catholic citizen, I am grateful that Massachusetts has a gubenatorial candidate who supports the Catholic teaching on abortion and homosexuality; AND HE'S NOT EVEN CATHOLIC!!! Baptized Cradle Catholic Martha Coakley has a long rap sheet when it comes to supporting Saint Michael's opponent, and is still allowed to receive the Novus Ordo Cookie courtesy of the Commonwealth's do-nothing bishops. Who knows what Charlie Baker believes. Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick are billionaires who are dreamers. 

We are in dark times. I don't care which party you belong to (if at all), but I encourage all Massachusetts voters to choose common sense over corrupt politicians. Please join me in voting for Scott Lively. 

Statement not the responsibility of the candidate nor his committee. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

New SSPX U.S. District Superior asks for Novena to Defend the Family

Fr. Jurgen Wegner, SSPX, the U.S. District Superior, has asked all priests to pray a novena from September 29th to October 7th to defend family values. Dominican (15-decade) Rosary is recommended. (Click here for full details). 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Statement on appointment of new Archbishop of Chicago

Bishop Blaise J. Cupich of Spokane, Washington was appointed the new Archbishop of Chicago this past Saturday. This is not good news. 

Bishop Cupich is very soft on abortion and liturgical abuses. While serving in Rapid City, SD he locked-out the Latin Mass community there from celebrating the Easter Triduum. He also discourages people standing outside abortion clinics praying the Rosary. 

Chicago has more traditional parishes then any other major archdiocese in the United States. They are now in de facto jeopardy with this appointment. Chicago will go back to the Bernadin era shortly.

As one of the largest archdioceses in the USA, the Chicago archbishop does have influence over the whole ecclesial body politic. Since Vatican II the major American archdioceses are the ones with the most unfaithful bishops. This explains why Cardinal Sean in Boston, "Bravo" Cardinal Dolan in NYC, Cardinal Wuerl in DC, Archbishop Chaput in Philadelphia, and Cardinal DiNardo in Houston, all bishops against Sacred Tradition (to name a few), have jobs in their respective places. 

While the Pope is not infallible in appointing bishops, it always seems that the major archdioceses are always bound for a liberal bishop. In order to get a traditionalist bishop we have to stick together and co-sign a letter to the Holy Father personally. 

This brings us to another candidate who was slighted by the Congregation of Bishops: Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry. Bishop Perry celebrates Pontifical High Masses and is totally in favor of Sacred Tradition. It is certain that he was slighted for his adherence to Tradition. He better not have been passed because he is an African American. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Cardinal Burke to be demoted

Rorate Caeli is reporting from reliable sources that His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, is about to be removed from his position as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. With the upcoming Synod and His Eminence's defense of Catholic Tradition, I don't find this as any surprise under the current status of the Vatican. 

I would not be surprised that Cardinal Burke will show up at the SSPX chapel near you in the near future. Besides, he is today's Archbishop Lefebvre: a bishop who was faithful to Eternal Rome and the principals who ran Rome insisted for pre-Christian pagan Imperial Rome. 

His Eminence was removed from Saint Louis because of his defense of Tradition. In 2004, he was the only bishop in the United States to excommunicate then-Presidential Candidate John Kerry for his support of a woman's right to choose. He was one of the few bishops around who would enforce Canon 915, which bans sinners from receiving Holy Communion. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A visit with a Doctor of the Church

On Sunday, September 14th, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, I had the honor and privilege of visiting the first class relic of Saint Anthony of Padua, on tour at Saint Anthony's Maronite Catholic Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. The relic, which is the original one kept at the Basilica at Padua, was displayed for a week at this parish. 

I also attended the Maronite Mass for the first time ever as it fulfilled my Sunday obligation. The service was conducted in English and Arabic and derives from the liturgy at Antioch, the first diocese Saint Peter established before Rome. It was founded by Saint Maron, a Lebanese priest and monk in the 5th century. 

The Mass was a Pontifical Mass concelebrated with three other priests. The cope is worn by the priest instead of the chasuble. The archdeacon (who preached the Gospel and sermon at this Mass) wears a dalmatic with a stole on the left shoulder only straight down. The other deacons wear the stole directly down without crossing it as in the Roman rite. 

The words of consecration are sung in Arabic, and Holy Communion is given in incintion: the host is dipped into a small cup of wine in the ciborium before be placed on the tongue. The service does not call for kneeling, as there were no kneelers in the church. 

At the end of the Mass, the two priests from Padua who are the custodians of the touring relic presented a muscle of Saint Anthony to the parish for permanent display. It is a first class relic as well. 

I photographed and touched the relic before Mass, and prayed for miracles. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

At least one of my relatives will not marry in the Church in the future

This should put the icing on the cake. My little sister announced to the world that she and her supposedly "Catholic" boyfriend "are not practicing Catholics" and will not marry in the Church if they get engaged. 

To me this is no surprise, but is somewhat to my parents, who aren't saints either. She claims she is going to marry somewhere anyplace but a church. This is the same sister who lied to a priest that she was a practicing Catholic so she could sponsor her cousin for confirmation. She doesn't practice her faith, but she thinks it's okay to receive Holy Communion without confessing her numerous sins. 

The reason why I started this blog is to find a Catholic girl to become my wife without spending money I don't have for online dating sites that are not guaranteed. This particular posts shows that I am the only practicing Catholic in my family.

If I do have children in the future, they will be Catholic, no excuses. At least my sister will not be a godparent. 

So much for the Novus Ordo Church. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Short History about established Catholic Media outlets

A brief, but accurate true history on why the Catholic establishment media cannot speak the TRUTH:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nothing to be thankful for Novus Ordo priests

Nothing to be thankful
September 5th's "Catholic" Free Press has a front page article about an upcoming event to "thank priests" called "Celebrate Priesthood!" This event is a fundraiser for the Clergy Fund for the Diocese of Worcester and a way to thank Worcester's priests for their service. The October 14th gala at Mechanics Hall costs $100 per plate.

The irony here is that there is nothing to be thankful for the priests of the Diocese of Worcester. Except for one priest who says the Tridentine Mass in the boondocks, none of them who are in active ministry and those who are retired in recent memory are not worthy of a thank you card.

Like the Archdiocese of Boston, the bordering Worcester Diocese has ordained homosexual child molesters for the past fifty years or so. As a matter of fact, Worcester was one of the first dioceses in the world to mandate the Novus Ordo Mass before Vatican II ended under the liberal Bishop Bernard Flanagan. The successing bishops have followed suit. Now, it is running under women's lib theology.

There is nothing good the Novus Ordo Church offers. Say no thanks to this event and send the $100 to a traditionalist cause instead if you planned on going. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Msgr. Pope's anti-parade post removed from his diocesan website

Back in March I wrote a post stating that the idea of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade should be abolished because March 17th always falls during Lent. Once the news that Cardinal Dolan has accepted to be the Grand Marshall in the NYC 2015 parade and that the organizers (the Ancient Order of Hibernians) will accept openly-gay marchers with the Cardinal's blessing, traditional priest Msgr. Charles Pope wrote on the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. blog in favor of cancelling the parade and the Al Smith Dinner. (The post was removed because his bishop is Donna Wuerl; it was saved and archived by Life Site News.)

Thank you Monsignor for calling for the observance of Lent on March 17th instead of partying. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Please help me get a new home for my birthday!

Whereas, nobody in my paternal bloodline has owned their own home for generations;

Whereas, I have difficulty practicing my religion properly in my own city, which is full of violent crime every day;

Whereas, I have not been able to find work and support myself because I was cheated out of an education;

Whereas, I could face eviction from my current home;

Whereas, no social service or government agency will support me in this regard;

Whereas, I am losing sleep over it and live in terrible conditions;

Now therefore, I am asking you, the total stranger, to help me raise money for a new home so I can live the American Dream and practice my religion freely and properly.

Campaign ends Sept. 15, 2014.

It's all or nothing! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Please sign petition to STOP THE SYNOD!!!

With the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Marriage and Family to take place in October which could officially allow divorced and/or remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion, allow divorce and remarriage up to three times (as the Greek Orthodox Church does), and possibly gay marriages performed in your neighborhood parish, The Remnant has an online petition to stop this nonsense.

Since the Catholic teachings on marriage and family are dogmatic, they cannot be changed by any synod, ecumenical council, or the Pope himself. Just putting this on the agenda shows that Rome does not care about the Catholic faith any longer.

I have signed the petition, which I have included by clicking the badge at the bottom of the page. Please sign if have not already done so. (It will stay up as long as the petition is up.) 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

State rep's race shows Bishops' do-nothing attitude

In the race for the 16th Worcester District State Representative (MA), two dissident Catholics are running in the Democratic primary (there are no other candidates), incumbent Rep. Dan Donohue and challenger Josh Perro. Both are Catholics in their twenties who were educated in the Catholic school system. Buyer Beware: no Catholic can actually vote for them.

Rep. Donohue voted for the new buffer-zone law in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court and is regarded highly by Planned Parenthood. Mr. Perro, on the other hand, self-identifies in his campaign flyers that he is gay, "an active member of St. Stephen's Parrish (sic)", and a Knight of Columbus. He too is pro-choice.

The reason why these men are still allowed to receive the Novus Ordo Cookie because the Bishops of Worcester have never excommunicated people like them. The Bishops have also allowed heretics to teach against Catholicism in the parochial school system.

You and I could try writing to Bishop McManus asking that he take action against these politicians, but in all likelihood nothing in favor of Sacred Tradition will happen. If you want to, be my guest. If I send another letter to the Chancery, the party's over in their eyes.

These two men are poor souls who were never properly educated in theology in "Catholic" schools. Pray for them. Pray for an "in-house" conversion just like me. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Protestant bishop receives Catholic Requiem Mass

This article appeared in the August edition of Catholic Family News. Please read it carefully. This comes to show that non-Catholics can actually get an authentic Catholic burial and that actual orthodox believers like myself cannot receive the same Requiem Mass that my great-grandparents got for their funerals. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It is time to picket outside our parishes...

Anyone following the news regarding the Catholic Church in Boston today should understand that the Archdiocese is anything but. The Cardinal is siding with the "Death Party" by encouraging illegal immigration and crime. This and the fiscal, sexual, and liturgical abuses come as no surprise to Latin Mass attendees as the Novus Ordo Church is a counterfeit church using the name "Roman Catholic." It dominates and controls everything.

I am not going to repeat myself on the sinful events of the living memory, but I will say that we have to organize Rosary Rallies outside our parish churches (especially the Cathedral) asking for housecleaning of the current leadership and that the Pope appoint a traditionalist archbishop for the Archdiocese of Boston.

The reason why most "Catholic" politicians (from both parties) support abortion, contraception, gay marriage, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research because they were never taught properly, which is the responsibility of the diocesan bishop.

The only way that such action can now be taken is public peaceful protesting. The Traditional Latin Mass needs to return to every parish, no exceptions.

It is too bad I am not a candidate for political office this year. I might have to run for something in the future if things don't turn around when I really don't want to.

Six months from now, someone else will be Governor of Massachusetts. The November election will have bearing on whether or not the Commonwealth will exist in 2015, same with the 2016 Presidential Election: Did Our Lady predict correctly at Fatima?

If I were Governor, I would defend the TRUE Roman Catholic Church and her TRUE teachings while in office. I would support laws that require the TLM if the religious organization claims to be "Roman Catholic." I would consider taking Novus Ordo churches by eminent domain and fines as punishment for these fifty years of fraud. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

My new booklet on marrying in the Church legally

I have recently authored a new booklet entitled Who and Where Can Catholics Marry?, which is now available from Blurb Books and It is a simple, durable, $35 heirloom that explains why Catholics are required to marry in the Church, that the Tridentine Mass is to be used, and what canonical impediments can actually prevent you from marrying in the Church. Also explains the legal format of Pre-Cana programs (which are often abused today along with the sacrament itself).

Target audience: Engaged Catholic couples, priests who are currently not performing marriage in the traditional manner, and seminarians.

ISBN 978-1-32-006470-5

Saturday, July 19, 2014

R.I.P. Aunty Florence

This morning my Aunt Florence was buried after several weeks of hospitalization and hospice. She died early Wednesday morning at age 85.

I am really disappointed that the Traditional Requiem Mass was not said for the repose of her soul as her funeral. Even though she was buried out of her home parish, she, like all Catholics in good standing, are entitled to a Requiem Mass after death.

Obviously there were several liturgical abuses, including a blue porcelain chalice. She grew up with the TLM as a convert from my Protestant paternal grandfather (who was married three times) and married with the Traditional Nuptial Mass. Even though she went along with the Vatican II liturgical revolution, she was a solid Catholic nurse who would not even dare to kill a patient or fetus.

In the lobby of this historic church (designed by Patrick Keely's son-in-law Patrick W. Ford), there were several historical photos, including one of a priest celebrating the TLM on the old high altar that no longer exists. The sanctuary area looked like a dump.

Either way, it was not my call to make the funeral arrangements. However, I hope a priest somewhere in the world can say a Requiem Mass for her at a later date.

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

Anima ejus et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace. Amen.  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summorum Pontificum's 7th anniversary

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Papal bull Summorum Pontificum by Benedict XVI, which upheld Quo Primum Tempore of St. Pius V, stating that the Traditional Latin Mass was never banned and cannot be prohibited.

While many places have since established the TLM as their parish liturgies, sadly most places do not. Most of the world's bishops do not say the TLM and do not care about it one bit despite being dutybound to such a task.

Up here in Massachusetts recently, the Springfield and Fall River (Cape Cod &; the Islands) dioceses have newly-appointed bishops due to the retirements of the others. The Archdiocese of Boston has also seen the retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Walter Edeyvean, one of only three Bay State bishops to administer Confirmation according to the 1962 Rituale Romanum (but none have said Pontifical Masses) since this motu proprio. (From at least Cardinal Cushing's death in 1970 to 2007 there were no confirmations in the Traditional manner by resident bishops in Massachusetts.)

Now if Springfield and Fall River have got new bishops, why not Boston? Out of the four dioceses, Boston is clearly the most poorly-run both finances, morals, and sacramentals. With the exception of the few Latin Mass parishes, there is no orthodoxy. There is virtually no Catholic education at any level, the hospitals were sold a few years ago, and heretics are given Holy Communion.

Please pray for a new archbishop who will require the TLM in every parish, and please keep writing to the Pope about the serious problems up here. Please pray for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Additionally for my own personal welfare, please fund me so I can move to a new permanent home near my parish church, as my days in Worcester are numbered. Please pray to Saint Joseph on my behalf. God Bless you all.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Follow-up from last announcement...Pray Novena to St. Joseph!

Ten days ago I was notified that my landlord is putting the building I live in up for sale. For those who are familiar with landlord-tenant laws and the way things are done, it is the most likely scenario that a new owner will evict everyone and "start fresh." (This has happened to me and my family before...)

The neighborhood I have lived in for over 20 years has gone from a decent friendly one to a crime-spree area where the Police are not happy about it. This, lack of industry (why I'm like many struggling to find jobs in this pathetic economy), and the unavailability of a TLM parish in Worcester has discouraged me for years.

Now is the time to go. I have been packing inessentials. The more now, the less later. After nearly a quarter century in Worcester, I believe it is time for a change of scenery for the good (I hope!).

I have wanted to move closer to my adoptive parish for several years now, but the lack of finances due to lack of employment opportunities has taken its toll. I'm now at the lowest point of poverty in my lifetime.

Thanks to the internet, I have virtual resources. 20 years ago I would have been screwed. Thank you 47,000+ readers of this blog for your continued prayer and support.

Since I really need assistance now, nobody from the government is going to bother assisting me because I am a natural-born white male U.S. citizen. So this is why I ask you...

I have a Go Fund Me page to fund my new home and basic expenses as my goal. While the amount is large, I really believe that it will not be worth a lot in 20 years due to inflation. But if every American gave me a dollar, I would be 8 times as wealthy!

Please give what you can. No gift is too small.

Saint Joseph, patron of real estate and families, pray for me! 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Chris Whittle: Urgent notice...

Chris Whittle: Urgent notice...: See click the link for more info... I am at risk of being homeless...Please help before it's too late...God Bless

Friday, May 30, 2014

Planned Parenthood collecting signatures

On Wednesday I was in Boston for an architecture meeting. Walking along the world-famous Newbury Street (the street in the Back Bay with high-end retail shops) near the Mass. Ave. side, I walked by a store called Condom World, which was located in the basement of one of the buildings. It appears from the window display that the store sells condoms with various designs on them. 50 feet up the street, there was a guy and a girl (who appear to be college-aged) collecting signatures for a candidate or ballot question in pink Planned Parenthood t-shirts. The guy even asked me if I wanted to sign the papers, and I angrily walked right past him not saying a word.

Now for those who don't know, Planned Parenthood is the world's largest abortion and contraceptive provider. They receive Federal money, OUR TAX DOLLARS, to kill 4,000 unborn babies in the USA everyday alone. They target poor people, widows, and pregnant rape victims by killing our future tax paying citizens.

Because those kids wore PP t-shirts, I know better not to talk to anyone involved with PP. If they didn't and just asked me to sign the nomination papers without telling me whom or what they are for, I would ask them. If they responded something like "a ballot question to pass out free condoms to high school and college students" or another pro-death item, and I responded "No thanks, [I am pro-life]," I would probably get punched in the face.

These kids are an example of the brainwashing liberals have force-fed in classrooms about sexual ethics and morality. People simply don't understand that only married couples have the right to sexual intercourse, and the primary purpose is for the procreation of children. What the Church means by sexual intercourse is "unprotected" sex, which means no use of a condom, pill, or unnecessary surgical procedure to prevent pregnancy. Even NFP counts as birth control!

Most women don't even understand that getting an abortion or taking birth control pills actually are a leading cause of breast cancer in the later years! And what really strikes them as that the use of a condom actually ruins a woman's reproductive system! Why do you think many women get "bitchy" by the time they are 50?

To make matters worse, most Catholic bishops and priests have not preached on sexual morality for 45 years, and those same priests continue to ignore this very important topic. The only ones who preach on the topic are the ones who say the Traditional Latin Mass. Otherwise, you know the reason why most Catholic high schools and colleges are not worth the money paid in tuition.

If you wish to date me, you'll have to pay a visit to the confessional if you committed such sins. Please click the side link to email me, even if you are in a state of grace.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Boston priests are over the hill

Today I begin with two quotes from William Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston from 1907-1944:

"...we have no room for you; you'll not be ordained for Boston."
-To seminary applicants circa late 1930's

"I only need have of them. I have no place to put the others!"
-To the rector of Saint John's Seminary, who later went by alphabetical order to select priests to be ordained for Boston.

These quotes are disturbing to this day for me, since they were quoted in the commemorative section in last Friday's Boston Pilot about the newly-ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Boston. I could not believe that seminarians were treated like numbers and not as men. Could this be why heresy and dissent spread locally by the time Vatican II rolled around?

Fast forward to 2014, where eight new priests for Boston and one for the Neocatechumenical Way were ordained at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on May 24th. The Neocat was the only young vocation at age 26. But the Boston ordinands were all over the hill. Here they are:
  • a 63 year old former finance manager
  • a 61 year old chemical engineer
  • a 51 year old former financial planner
  • a 49 year old former labor official
  • a 44 year old playwright
  • a 43 year old former district attorney
  • a 40 year old software engineer
  • a 39 year old artist
So you can tell from the list that nobody young was ordained. While these new priests once held real world jobs, they have a duty to combat the secular world. It is unfortunate that these new priests were most likely not trained in the best seminaries for orthodoxy, and there might not be any Latin Masses from these old-new priests. It might be different in more traditional dioceses, but not in Boston unless changes are made.

Then at the back of the section lists the names of 62 seminarians who are supposedly candidates for Boston and the projected years of ordination. This is false, the 22 Neocats listed will not be incardinated into the Archdiocese. So there are 40 seminarians for Boston to date, 5 from parishes that offer the TLM. If all complete their studies, there will be 4 ordained in 2015, 9 in 2016, 9 in 2017, 5 in 2018, 8 in 2019, none in 2020, 3 in 2021, 1 in 2022, and none in 2023.

Now, the Neocats. They are destroying many parishes in Boston. They are the ones who have taken over Saint Lawrence Church in Brookline as Redemptoris Mater Seminary. But a Latin name doesn't mean anything traditional. They are the ones who sit on the floor and play guitars while saying "Mass" with cookies and juice. They are not Catholic in any true sense of the word. They are hosting a "gala"? Give me a break! Nobody is going to donate to this cause.

Please pray for a new archbishop and for vocations. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Why such bad weather?

April and May are known as tornado months. June through November is hurricane season. California is subject to earthquakes. The Midwest gets tornados all the time. Florida is susceptible to hurricanes. And New England is subject to cold and snowy winters and hot and humid summers. But do you know why there has been more extreme weather the past few years than ever? I'll give you a hint: it's not global warming.

Every year on or around April 25th on Saint Mark's Day, the Greater Litanies are to be held as part of the liturgy. A Rogation procession is to be held on the church property. This started in Rome and Venice (patron is St. Mark) in the early Church after the catacombs. (My parish has one every year.)

During the 400's, several inclement acts of nature took place in Vienne, Gaul (present-day France). In result, Saint Mamertus, the bishop of the diocese at the time, ordered that Rogation processions take place on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Thursday. These are known as the Lesser Litanies.

Eventually, all four litanies became part of the liturgy of the universal Church. The purpose of them is to ask God for good weather and crops for harvest. Plain and simple. The ignorance of the Novus Ordo Church on avoiding these penitential acts (because purple vestments are to be worn) clearly is a contributing factor of bad weather.  

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A warning for future priestly vocations

Watch the following Vortex below and I will respond with my comments thereafter:

Michael Voris is totally correct on this subject: seminarians who are orthodox are in trouble in mostly diocesan seminaries. When a young man discerning a priestly vocation applies to become a diocesan priest, the Bishop will decide where the young man studies. He applicant has no say in where he goes to seminary. It's just like the military, you go where they send you.

Mr. Voris is also correct that orthodoxy was not allowed in the 1960's through the 1990's. This explains why most of the priests today are in some way, shape, or form going against the Faith. This explains why the "Church of Nice" doesn't care about Catholic Tradition and moral values.

Now, fast forward today, where I happen to go to a parish with four seminarians currently in studies, which is the highest I have ever lived to see from one single parish to date. They are all studying to become priests for the Archdiocese of Boston. This is great, and I believe that they will be saying the Traditional Latin Mass once ordained, which is a red flag to diocesan officials.

Unfortunately, these seminarians are in houses of formation which are Novus Ordo. It is very unlikely that under the current state of affairs that these holy men, influenced by the holiest priest in the Archdiocese, will not be ordained according to the ancient rites of the Church. Sad.

Seminaries exist at the pleasure of the bishops. If they are bona fide Novus Ordo bishops who were ordained to the priesthood in the 1960's and '70's, they most likely worship Vatican II as the best thing since the invention of the wheel. So a young man who wishes to serve his diocese as a priest who comes from a traditional Catholic family cannot apply as a seminarian for a Novus Ordo diocese. It is also unlikely that a Novus Ordo bishop will send a candidate to a traditionalist seminary.

This is why I highly recommend, that if you are a young man discerning a priestly vocation, to follow these rules when it comes to becoming a seminarian:

  1. Apply to study for the priesthood for traditionalist orders such as the SSPX, FSSP, ICRSP, etc. A traditionalist order is one which it's members are only allowed to say the Tridentine Mass under the penalty of expulsion. Their seminaries also follow the Traditional Roman Liturgy throughout and ordain to the minor orders. These orders are growing rapidly.
  2. Only apply to a dioceses where the bishops regularly celebrate the TLM. If they don't, don't bother applying; you will most likely be rejected elsewhere.
  3. If you are kicked out of a Novus Ordo seminary for speaking the truth (either in academic papers or elsewhere), try to apply for transfer credits in rule 1.
  4. If you are in rule 2, ask politely your bishop for ordination according to the 1962 Pontificale Romanum. If you are denied that request, ask another bishop for the same.

Paul Melanson of LaSalette Journey and myself are the only ones in Central Massachusetts who have blogs that are speaking the Catholic Truths. Paul has blogged several times about being kicked out of the LaSalette Missionaries' seminary for his orthodoxy. He wasn't even allowed to apply to continue his studies as a diocesan candidate for Worcester, because Bishop McManus thought harshly about his orthodoxy. He is a prime example of a legitimate priestly vocation ruined.

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Clergy, obtain for us numerous holy priests. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

REPARATION: Ten years of gay marriage in Massachusetts

Ten years ago today, Gov. Mitt Romney issued a new marriage license for Massachusetts residents wanting to tie the knot in the Bay State. This new document primarily accommodates same-sex marriage, as the word "Father" is substituted by "Party A" and the word "Mother" by "Party B". The first gay marriages in America were performed.

Ten years later, Massachusetts has taken a moral nose dive. The once-Catholic-majority state has lost God ever since. Out of the approximate total 46,900 wedding ceremonies performed here since 2004, 45% of them were gay.

Who is really at fault for not defending traditional marriage in the Commonwealth? It's not me, you, teachers, parents, scout leaders, coaches, doctors, politicians, or judges. It is the fault of the four Catholic bishops in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; the exact same ones who were there ten years ago are still there today.

The bishops and their more immediate predecessors did ABSOULUTELY NOTHING to defend sacramental marriage as defined by the Council of Trent. When Gov. Romney issued the new licenses, the bishops sat back for a massage. Instead of saying the Tridentine Mass and whacking these whackos with their croziers, the bishops did nothing. Instead of preaching against divorce, birth control, and cohabitation, they ordained known (to them) homosexuals who would abuse children and the liturgy.

Since the bishops have been giving Communion to gay and abortion supporters, they have sold the Faith out to the highest bidder. They continue to allow this to happen by doing nothing. They have allowed the State to interfere with a Catholic's right to practice the faith with orthodoxy by allowing the most abortion supporting, most gay supporting, and most pagan politicians to take a pulpit and speak from them.

Cardinal O'Malley will have anyone arrested for protesting in front of the Cathedral asking for orthodoxy. (Just ask the sex abuse victims.) I bet you money he would also support the rental of a parish for a gay marriage. Or to make matters worse, would support the State Police for arresting someone for praying the Rosary near a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Unless there is Divine Intervention, don't expect our next governor to restore Christendom in Massachusetts. Don't expect our incumbent bishops to do so either.

Groups like Mass Resistance exist because they know we are in dark times. The burden is on people like me who have a duty to speak out, even if it will cost us our heads.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ten years of Bishop McManus in Worcester

Ten years ago today, The Most Reverend Robert J. McManus became the fifth Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts.

The Diocese has been shrinking in the amount of parishes and nominal Catholics since then, and I am embedding some videos below to show how pathetic Catholic life in Worcester is. Some of them date before Bishop McManus, but most are from 2004 to present. (The problems with the Diocese pre-date his arrival.)

1998 News report about Thomas Teczar (since defrocked by Benedict XVI):

An example of women's liberation theology:

The most severe example of liturgical abuse:

The Bishop's drunk-driving arrest:

NEW evangelization for young adults that has nothing to do with Catholicism:

And the most important, but sad highlight of them all:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

"Black Mass" condemed by Archdiocese

On Monday, May 12th, Harvard University is hosting a Satanic "Black Mass" on campus. Naturally the Archdiocese of Boston would condemn such an act and have Eucharistic reparation at St. Paul's Church in it's place. But would they condemn a True Catholic Mass, the one canonized by the Council of Trent? Sadly, the answer is yes.

Unless you have been living under a rock, the Archdiocese of Boston is the most poorly-run Catholic diocese in the United States. Canon Law is ignored, financial abuses, homosexual abusive clergy, liturgical abuses in all parishes except for a handful, weak episcopal leadership, and so forth. The list goes on and on.  

I hate to say it, but there is a Church of Satan, and there have been organized "Black Masses" all over the world, and sometimes in Catholic parishes. But the Novus Ordo Missae was written by an alleged Freemason, an adherent of the "not-so-secret" satanic cult. Many bishops and cardinals have been known to be Freemasons, and are allowed to pollute the liturgy and religious education at all levels.

This post can be used as a pitch not to attend the New Mass and ONLY attend the Traditional Latin Mass or an Eastern Rite Mass.

In terms of the weak episcopal leadership in Boston, my stance has not changed for the past few years: Cardinal O'Malley needs to go. I have written to two popes about this in the best interest of the diocesan and universal Church. Why Cardinal O'Malley has done a good job handling the cases of sexual abuse by priests (which earned him a seat on the Vatican committee for such), he has done nothing else in the governance of the Archdiocese except overpaying laypeople to destroy it!

This recent incident is another prime example of a bishop not doing his sanctification duties towards his diocese. When Illinois legalized same-sex marriage last year, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois (the state capital) performed an exorcism. As Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal O'Malley is the only person who can authorize an exorcism in the Archdiocese of Boston. He should in this case, because this event is directly related to the Devil.

Eucharistic reparation is okay, but an exorcism should be authorized here. A full Solemn Exorcism, with purple vestments and all.

Boston needs a Marcel Lefebvre-type archbishop to solve all the problems of the local church. Please pray and keep writing to the Holy See about the ongoing scandals.

A simple message for His Eminence: DO YOUR JOB AS GOD DESCRIBES, OR RESIGN! And take your cronies with you!

Friday, May 9, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional in Bay State!

Last September, I posted an entry about the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) hearing oral arguments in a lawsuit from an anonymous atheist family challenging the mandatory recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in school. Today, I am happy to report that our prayers have been answered: The SJC ruled that the Pledge is constitutional.

The Court opinion states that "Although the words 'under God' undeniably have a religious tinge...The pledge, notwithstanding its reference to God, is a fundamentally patriotic exercise, not a religious one."

Please note that Court opinion also states that the Pledge is voluntary for students, this is a matter of the Court's opinion, and therefore does not directly strike down the state law requiring all students and school employees to recite the Pledge. According to the Massachusetts Constitution, only the Legislature can change a law for the whole state(e.g. The Goodrich Case that said that same-sex couples could marry).

While this is a victory in sorts, there is still a long way to go in restoring patriotism. There is a possibility of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This can be used as an example of wasting the taxpayers' money on cases that are not a priority for the court system.


Tradition is officially endangered species

Please watch this Remnant Forum episode, which explains that anything to do with Sacred Tradition is intolerable:

Monday, May 5, 2014

This Marian month has got to be the Month

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Pius V, the Pope who canonized the Traditional Latin Mass and decreed for its perpetual usage. Every priest should say a prayer of thanksgiving to this saint for their ability to say the Mass of All Ages.

The Month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many parishes will have First Holy Communion Masses and Marian Processions sometime this month. It is also a popular month to get married.

In my personal case, I believe May 2014, with 26 days remaining, will be a make or break month. I believe that my Catholic sweetheart might come to me this time around. While nothing is for sure, please pray to the Holy Family for me. Also consider a Dominican Rosary tonight, since St. Pius V was a Dominican Friar.

God Bless all who have prayed for me and all my worldwide readers of this blog for the past four years! 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Public schooling in America has failed us

The Story of Liberty is an Evangelical Christian internet program that deals with America being founded as a Judeo-Christian nation. Last month, I posted one of their videos regarding the timing of the removal of prayer from the public schools and the removal of the Tridentine Mass in Catholic parishes throughout the world. 

Today, on the National Day of Prayer, I post this episode on how secularism has plagued our education system at all levels. It is noteworthy that most of the information presented applies to the state of Catholic education in the Novus Ordo Church, and how our bishops have refused to preach the Gospel

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dolanism to result in loss of NYC Latin Mass parishes

Do-lan-is-m (v.) Selling the Catholic Faith out to the popular culture.  

Rorate Caeli is reporting that the Archdiocese of New York City, which covers the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Westchester County to the north, plans to close the Latin Mass parishes in Manhattan, including Holy Innocents Parish on W. 37th St., NYC's home to the daily TLM. (The boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are the Brooklyn Diocese.)

The Archdiocese of New York City currently has 376 parishes, and it expected that about 50 of them are on the chopping block, including the TLM parishes. While no plan is yet etched in stone, I would not be surprised if the orthodox parishes would be cut, based on the attitudes of Cardinal Dolan when it comes to faith and morals.

If only 50 parishes are closed, then there will still be 326 remaining, which is better than the situation in Boston, where there are only supposed to be 135 parishes once it is all set and done.

While New York City (between the two dioceses) have more TLM's than Boston does, proportionally it comes to about the same since NYC is ten times larger. But the attitudes of the two Cardinals towards Tradition are the same: negative.

While Dolan is a wise-guy on TV and cracks jokes, Cardinal O'Malley goes into non-Catholic temples and actively participates. Both have never said the Traditional Latin Mass, and have no plans on doing so.

Thank God there are small SSPX chapels in both metropolitan areas (where the priests come from the Ridgefield, CT priory). All the Bishops in the Six New England States and New York State have refused to allow the FSSP or the ICRSP to set up shop in their dioceses.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pontifical High Mass next Sunday in RI

Fr. Jay Finelli, the "iPadre" and priest of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is reporting that a Pontifical High Mass will be celebrated by His Excellency, The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, NY and formerly a priest of the Diocese of Providence, THIS COMING SUNDAY, May 4th, 2014, at the Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul, 30 Fenner Street, Providence, Rhode Island at 1PM.

This Mass is one of the special events that are commemorating the 125th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral, which was designed by renowned church architect Patrick Keely.

I highly suggest that all Catholics who reside in Rhode Island or Southeastern Massachusetts attend this Mass.  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Opinion on tomorrow's canonizations

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are scheduled to be canonized tomorrow. John Vennari of Catholic Family News explains in a very good article why John Paul II should not be canonized. The SSPX is formally protesting them. Maureen Dowd of the New York Times cites the Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal as the reason why John Paul is not a saint. Brett Decker of USA Today thinks more people won't embrace Catholicism because of this canonization.

But here is my opinion on the canonizations:

As a Traditionalist Catholic who has been so for the past five years and who exclusively attends the Traditional Latin Mass, I believe that the canonization of John XXIII might be less offensive to pious ears, despite calling the Second Vatican Council. Since Pope John did not live long enough to see the end of the Council, it would not be fair on his part to say that the events that happened after the Council were totally his own doing. Pope John did add St. Joseph's name to the Canon of the Mass, which is a minor, but merited addition. But since the second miracle normally required for canonization was waived by Pope Francis, such canonization should wait.

However, Pope John Paul's pontificate and some external acts, including the implementation of World Youth Day and the interfaith prayer meetings at Assisi, were troublesome for many. The Sex Abuse Scandal did not help, and if secular journalists are criticizing this canonization, then there is no reason why a Traditionalist Catholic should.

John Paul's canonization actually informally happened at his funeral. This ecclesiastical canonization is just a mere formality, which will bring millions of people to Rome and millions of euros in tourism revenue.

While as a member of the universal Church, I will not go around and say that these canonizations are done unlawfully, but I will say that any priest who says Mass and reads the Breviary according to the 1962 liturgical books will not be obliged to observe the feast days of both Ss. John XXIII and John Paul II. Unless an addendum is added to the 1962 Missale Romanum, the feasts technically do not exist liturgically!

If the canonization process continues to be trivialized, then we will never see the canonization of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. He actually deserves it. He did more to keep the Catholic Faith alive then anyone at the end of this life. If it wasn't for him, there would be no Catholic Mass today.