Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gay man wins lawsuit against Novus Ordo school

A married gay man who had been denied a job as head chef of an elite all-girls "Catholic" prep school has won his lawsuit today in Norfolk Superior Court. 

Matt Barrett, the plaintiff in Barrett v. Fontbonne Academy, was initially offered the position in 2013 but was later rescinded by the head mistress for listing his husband on the emergency contact form. (Mr. Barrett has since got another job.) (News item link

Judge Douglas H. Wilkins ruled that Fontbonne Academy was not a religious institution exempt from the Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination Employment laws because it does not discriminate based upon religion in their services. The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts condemned the ruling, calling it "a frontal assault on religious freedom, an appalling subordination of the First Amendment to the Massachusetts gay rights law, and a victory by homosexual activists in their campaign to coerce Christians into compliance with same sex marriage." 

Despite being operated by the Congregation of Sisters of Saint Joseph, Fontbonne Academy is not a Catholic school simply because not all of its students are Roman Catholic. Judge Wilkins interpreted that Massachusetts law defines a Catholic school where everyone involved is Catholic. That is not the case with Fontbonne, nor any other school run by any of the Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts. 

So in other words, Massachusetts law only considers a religious school as a place where everyone involved (students, teachers, principals, staff) is of the same religion. Since Boston College, despite being owned and operated by the Jesuit order, does not regard religion into its recruitment practices, it is not a religious college! Same with Holy Cross, Assumption, Anna Maria, Emmanuel, Elms, Stonehill, etc. 

So in another words, if your child goes to a "Catholic" school that accepts anyone regardless of religion, then it is not a Catholic school under Massachusetts law! 

As long as these Vatican II Novus Ordo schools worship at the altar of diversity, they will continue to lose in court. In this particular case, this school is run by a religious order and not by the Archdiocese. But as long as Cardinal Sean continues to allow non-Catholics students in his schools, he will be subject to more lawsuits. He might as well take the name "Catholic" off all his schools. 

The only true Catholic school in the Commonwealth is run by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Saint Benedict Center in Still River (Diocese of Worcester). The Brothers and Sisters are the primary teachers, and they only accept Catholic students. And the school day begins with Daily Latin Mass. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I will definitely have a six-month courtship now!

Christmas season is only ten days away. I have determined, due to the excruciating grave circumstances within the Church and the world, that if I court/date a young Catholic woman, it will only be about a six-month courtship before I have to present her with a ring. She is going to have to want to marry me in order to see me. She is going to have to approach me somehow, somewhere. She has going to have to be an enquirant. 

I know that the latter part may seem unorthodox, but there are not very many options left in these sad days. The days of finding a local New England Catholic girl who wishes to stay are scarce. Most young Catholics (ages 18-25) today typically come from suburban, middle-to-high income families who, if they even bother attend Sunday worship, believe in the policies of the Second Vatican Council and have an 100% approval rating of Pope Francis. And when it comes to birth control, the young women are given an open-mind for its use. And when it comes to unnatural marriage, forget about it. 

She is going to have to want me. I can say "hi" to anyone before or after Mass and give them my phone number but if they don't follow-up, it doesn't matter. They have rejected me if they are single. 

So to all young aspirant (Traditional) Catholic women who want a husband, who reject divorce, who reject birth control, who will accept all children that God grants you, who want to pray with him at least twice per day, who will stand up and restore America, who will stand up and salute the flag at least once per day at home with her husband, and who are willing to die as martyrs; please come forward!


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Please sign Remnant petition for Pope Francis to resign

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Unfortunately, today begins the fake "Jubilee Year of Mercy." 

The Missionaries of Mercy are not the SSPX, even though they now have ordinary jurisdiction to grant absolution. 

It is now been suggested by the head of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization that Catholics who criticize the Pope should be excommunicated. 

Bull. Time for Francis to step down. He is incompetent to hold any ecclesiastical office. Please sign The Remnant petition today! 

I signed, will you? 

Ave Maria! 

Monday, November 16, 2015

We are now in World War III

It started recently with a Russian airliner being struck from the ground by ISIS. Now the recent terrorist attack in Paris by a member of ISIS has caused the beginning of World War III.

France is the eldest daughter of the Roman Catholic Church, whose territory was part of the medieval Holy Roman Empire. Friday night's attack was the most fatal since World War II. 

Today, despite a vast majority of Frenchmen baptized into the Catholic faith, only ten percent of those Catholics actually bother to attend Sunday Mass. Despite all those medieval cathedrals and the home to the modern-day Paris to Chartres Pilgrimage (and vice versa) on Pentecost weekend, most of them are now museums. When was the last time Holy Mass was on high altar at Notre Dame de Paris?

As an American I am afraid the United States is the next target of ISIS. As a Catholic I am also afraid Saint Peter's Basilica is another target. The Fatima prophecy of the Holy Father suffering could come true sooner than later. If His Holiness had obeyed Our Lady and consecrated Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, then this act of terror would have been averted. But instead of putting Catholics first, Pope Francis has now issued directives via his Secretary of State that Moslems are to be embraced during the upcoming Year of Mercy.

Bull.

We are going to lose this war unless Our Lady is invoked. Europe has lost it's Catholic roots by conceding to the popular culture. It is quite possible that many of these Syrian refugees are faking it to seek asylum in the European Union in order to spread terrorism. The Obama Administration wants to allow 10,000 refugees by the end of the year, with several state governors objecting with the best interest of United States Citizens in mind.

The campaign to select Obama's successor now has foreign policy and immigration as major topics. The former Secretary of State in this race was the worst person in American history to ever hold that position. Now we are at-risk.

In 2016, we cannot elect a President who will allow people to just walk into this country and either (1) steal jobs away from patriotic Americans like me, or (2) murder the innocent. We need to build the wall on the Mexican border. Both major political parties, when granted control of the Federal government, have balked on caring about Americans first. The next President will take the Oath of Office and will be commander-in-chief in the middle of it all. 

For those men ages 18-25 who have fulfilled the Federal law by registering for the Selective Service, you might have to go to war. Seriously. There might be a draft. (There has always been a possibility of reactivating the draft, but more so now.) 

As far as Paris is concerned, it is unclear how many of these victims were Catholic (if any at all). While having candlelight vigils are somewhat acceptable for public memorial services, if there is at least one Catholic martyr, then there should be a public Requiem Mass for the repose of their souls, with or without the casket present. In the case of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing victims, they were all Catholic to this day the Archdiocese of Boston still refuses to have a Requiem Mass for them.

There is a reason why I have on this blog web banner with American women saluting "one nation under God." And there is also another reason why I have set as a barometer of courting only an American citizen. Despite all the imperfections, the United States is still hanging on by a thread a nation where I can still practice Catholicism without being attacked (sort of). I was born here. I would like to remain here. 

At the same time, I am not anti-immigration. My paternal grandfather was born in Great Britain, came to America with his family at age five, and served both as a National Guardsman and later a Navy Paratrooper in World War II. His parents-in-law escaped Communism in Lithuania and gave birth two three daughters here. My maternal grandmother was drafted into the British Army during World War II and met her future husband, and American soldier, on a military base. They married in uniform, and they came back to America after the war. 

There is a very good reason why America has a Pledge of Allegiance. It is not meant to take away our personal freedoms nor to turn Americans into robots. The Pledge is a statement of commitment to love our nation's principles. It is meant to be repeated perpetually, hence its recitation at the beginning of the school day. We Americans should be fortunate that we have something like this that could be used at least once per day in various capacities. We should be fortunate to have a hand-over-heart salute for civilians. We also should be fortunate that all persons, regardless of race or nationality, are allowed to join in. 

My ancestors came to America legally and when they were granted citizenship, they took the Oath of Citizenship, where they renounced "all enemies, foreign and domestic." Newly-naturalized citizens take the same oath today. It is a total insult to all legal immigrants of yesterday and today to grant amnesty to those who walk right into our country and break the law while doing so, and to the liberal and neo-con politicians who have allowed this to happen. 

My prayers are with the French people as they begin their commitment to the defeat of ISIS. America will stand behind this decision.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Recently-deceased German priest denied Requiem Mass against his will

This one is really sad and pathetic, especially to a priest. This story was first reported by Gloria.tv:

Fr. Adolf Mohr of the Diocese of Trier, Germany, died on Friday, Nov. 6th at the age of 86 from cancer. After his retirement from parochial ministry, Fr. Mohr began saying the Traditional Latin Mass, and received a written assurance from the priest where his funeral is to be held that the Latin Requiem Mass will be used for his funeral. But contrary to Father's will, Bishop Stephan Ackermann has denied the use of the old rite and the funeral will be the Novus Ordo on Friday, Nov. 13th. 

(For the record, Bishop Ackermann is very liberal and received blessings from female Protestant ministers in the past.)

Anytime a Traditionalist Catholic is denied a Requiem Mass when he dies, it is pathetic. When a priest who offered the TLM dies and is denied a Requiem Mass by his bishop, then it is really the bishop who is anathema.

As a matter of fact, every baptized Catholic is entitled to the Latin Requiem Mass when he dies, whether or not they attend it or not. This includes all the elders in nursing homes who cannot walk because of old age. (They are exempt from the Sunday obligation.) Many well-abled people cannot attend Mass on Sunday because they have not available to them within driving distance. Does that mean they are to be denied a Requiem Mass because there is no resident priest available? 

Now in my particular situation, living in Central Massachusetts with no resident priest available. When my parents pass away, who is going to say Mass for the repose of their souls? Or mine? Or anyone else's? Right now, if something happens, we are in trouble. 

Even if someone writes this in their will, it will most certainly be invalidated by the Diocese of Worcester. The only available place to have a Requiem Mass in this diocese is at a neutral site (i.e. rented space) said by a visiting priest. If you try to ask a parish priest here to say it, they are either going to say "no" or "yes, but let me talk to the Bishop", who will then say "no." 

As far as Germany is concerned, if you live there or plan on visiting, go to the SSPX Masses instead of the taxpayer-funded-soon-to-be-schismatic church. (Click here for the District of Germany website of chapels in German)

UPDATE: Good news, the Bishop has allowed a priest of the FSSP to say his Requiem Mass today. Requiesicant in Pace. Amen. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

CFN: "Blasphemy in Buffalo Diocese"

Catholic Family News just posted a disturbing photo of a parish message board in the Diocese of Buffalo, NY which refers to homosexuality. 

Ss. Columba and Brigid Parish in Buffalo posted the following on their outdoor sign: "Jesus had 2 dads and he turned out just fine." 

Such statement is blasphemous. St. Joseph was the foster human father of Jesus, not the true Father for whom sent His only Son. The Blessed Virgin Mary never had intercourse with St. Joseph; they had a chaste marriage. This event is celebrated on the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25th every year. Mary, meanwhile, was Immaculately conceived on December 8th; Ss. Joachim and Anne did not perform marital intercourse. BOTH WERE BORN WITHOUT SIN. 

According to the parish website, "We are a Roman Catholic Parish with relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need." (Emphasis added) The pastor is Fr. Roy Herberger, who is pictured in hideous vestments. The parish webpages also show an architectural illustration of the building, which is more like an office building than a church. Typical social justice club. 

UPDATE: Bishop Malone has ordered the sign be taken down. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Six month courtship?

Is six months enough for a courtship/dating period when someone who wants to marry their significant other for life? In my particular case, as someone who is not getting any younger, it is appropriate. 

There are some who cohabitate for several years before deciding to marry. Others get engaged and have to wedding two or three years later. Both of these examples are wrong. 

If a six month courtship will exist for me, then an 8 to 12 month engagement period is appropriate. More than one year is extreme.

As the Church today celebrates the Feast of All Saints, those who are canonized and are not, we are reminded that heaven is the ultimate goal. It is not a walk in the park. Sadly, most will never see the beatific vision because of their various actions on earth. 

The primary purpose of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is to raise children into the Catholic faith. The secondary purpose if for the mutual assistance of the couple. Ultimately, parents are responsible for the salvation of their own children until they become of age. They are also responsible for their child(ren)s' education through high school, even if they send them to school. 

Finally, anytime you delay marriage after a year of engagement, any child produced outside of wedlock, or anytime a married couple uses any type of birth control (including NFP), you are committing mortal sins. God is to determine how many children you are to to have, not the couple. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

"Heaven's Key to Peace": The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

With all the violence, wars, famine, and the lack of family values today, the Church is partly to blame. The predetermined outcome of the Synod ("sin-nod") shows that we are near the end. It is time for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

If the Pope and the bishops of the world refuse to set aside a date for this, then shame on them! If you can arrange this at the parish or diocesan level, please do it! 

I am embedding Heaven's Key to Peace, the 2006 documentary produced by the Fatima Center. Please watch it:

Friday, September 25, 2015

100% Free Catholic Dating Website

I have started a profile on Latin-Mass-Dating.com, a 100% free Traditionalist Catholic dating website. You can chat and email the profilers with no cost to you! 

The good news is that it's 100% free, which dating should be. The bad news is that the site is new and and is not concentrated regionally. It has members scattered all over the globe.

The mainstream Catholic websites, such as Catholicmatch.com, Catholicsingles.com, or AveMariaSingles.com, charge you to be a premium member in order to email members. Also there are some who openly are dissidents to the Catholic Faith. 

This website hopefully will grow and create more Catholic marriages in these dark days. 

As someone who prefers to date locally, there are some growing pains on a new site like this. But this blog was created for me to and to the one who hopefully wants me and wants to be openly to live in the Boston area, despite the ecclesiastical problems. No profile creation necessary if you want me, just email me! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Latin Confirmation Novus Ordoized

When I was confirmed a decade ago in the Novus Ordo (a sacrament which I have doubts about the validity), the ceremony took place during a Novus Ordo Mass. After the Gospel, the parish priest "presented" the confirmandi to the Bishop by asking them to stand up when their names were called. After a round of applause and the Bishop's sermon, the ceremony of Confirmation was conducted. 

Unfortunately, at a parish church the only place five out of the seven traditional sacraments are regularly administered (I will withhold the names; those who know me or were present know what I am referring to.), Confirmation was offered in the Tridentine form since 2008 by an auxiliary bishop. But what puzzled me, that the Rite of Confirmation, despite being offered in conjunction with the regular Sunday Mass, was held during the Mass and not before the Mass, as the Roman Ritual prescribes. 

Just like my Novus Ordo confirmation, the candidates names were announced after the Gospel (without applause) and the bishop's sermon and the rite were performed, albeit with some imperfections. While the actual conferral of the sacrament was in Latin and was valid, the schola kept singing over the prescription prayers and the bishop had to gesture to the choir loft to pretty much shut-up. These regular schola members should be suspended by the parish for a couple of weeks for disrupting a pontifical ceremony.

In the old days and today by far more experienced celebrants of Tridentine Confirmations (Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Cordileone, Bishop Schneider, Bishop Perry, Bishop Fellay, Bishop Tissier de Mallarias, etc.), the rite of Confirmation would be conducted separate from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which would not always be said afterwards. Benediction might be held afterwards, if any other liturgical function occurs at all. (The above usually say a Pontifical Mass after a Confirmation.) As with Baptism, Confession, Extreme Unction and Matrimony, the rites are separate from the Mass (although the Nuptial Mass that takes place after the couple has been married goes hand-in-hand with the Ritual of Holy Matrimony). 

I don't know why the Confirmation ceremony was inserted into the Mass for this one, but it must have something to do that this was the Archdiocese of Boston. I don't know if permission was granted to do this from some higher ecclesiastical authority, but it is still a liturgical abuse. Summorum Pontificum explicitly says that the liturgical books in use in A.D. 1962 are to be used as the "extraordinary form", not the hybrid 1965 liturgies. Ironically, Pope Francis' buddy Cardinal O'Malley, who was with His Holiness in Communist Cuba, had respect for the rubrics when he celebrated a Tridentine Confirmation in 2011 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross; Mass was celebrated after the ceremony. (I had the privilege of attending that one.) If His Eminence really cared about orthodoxy and Sacred Tradition he would be operating the Archdiocese as such. 

I am not going to report anyone to the liturgical police because there are more serious issues with the Church at hand within the next five weeks. However, I hope that next time that the rubrics are followed, if there is a next time. 

(P.S. Rorate Caeli has an article on the Novus Ordoizing the Eastern rites of the Church, they are about to be destroyed fifty years after the Roman.) 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Being without a companion is a cross

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. I have a cross to bear, which is singlehood. It is not fun, especially in these dark times. It seems like that I am not allowed to introduce myself to a young woman, even if she appears to be single. Often times I am uncertain. Sometimes they might look at me as "too old", even at church. 

With the new streamlined annulment process which now allows for pretty much any escape route, plus the Synod Against the Family, we are all in trouble. I am most especially in trouble because I have no one, and can be taken advantaged of. It actually doesn't help when I go to a parish church where most of the young women my age are already married with more than one child.

If a young woman enters church with other family members, then they will not even speak to me if I say "hello" after Mass. It also doesn't help that I have to travel miles away from home just to fulfill my Sunday obligation. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

A very important sermon on education

Please listen to this sermon from a priest on why, in these days, parents should not send their children to public schools or "approved" "Catholic" schools:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pope Francis gives SSPX priests faculties to grant absolution from sins

Rorate Caeli has posted a letter from Pope Francis stating that SSPX priests can now validly hear confessions (officially). Nobody saw this coming, which was issued in conjunction with the the so-called "Year of Mercy" that starts on Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015. 

SSPX priests have been hearing confessions and granting absolution for forty-five years, especially when your neighborhood parish priest thinks this and that is not a sin. 

This is the second major positive news item from the Holy See regarding the SSPX; the first earlier this summer was the appointment of Bishop Fellay by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith to be the first-instance judge of a disciplinary hearing for a Society priest. And the folks at the Detroit Warehouse still believe that they are in schism? Give me a break. 

Secondly, the Pope also held a satellite forum hosted by ABC News, where he spoke to Catholic school students from Chicago, a border town in Texas, and Los Angeles. I promised to give my opinion on his visit to the United States, which I will express:

I believe the Holy Father should stay home and don't waste the energy addressing Congress and the United Nations. Unless he is going to excommunicate all those "Catholic" politicians who regularly vote to fund Planned Parenthood, sodomy, and all other problems, then he should cancel his speech. 

As far as the SSPX are concerned, they do not need a preamble with the Vatican if they already do what canon law allows them to do: give the sacraments via supplied jurisdiction. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Missing Mass these days is tragic

Even though I missed Sunday Mass today because I have another severe cold and allergy symptoms and excused according to the law itself, it is still tragic. Every time I do not attend Mass, plus anytime I do and do not meet a single Catholic girl before or afterwards, it is still tragic. The fact that my adoptive parish church is thirty miles away from home is challenging  in itself on a happy day, never mind on a rainy day. 

This comes to show that despite living in a major American city with over 180,000 inhabitants, there is not one Catholic house of worship that offers the Traditional Latin Mass. There is no hope for the future. Crime and drugs all over the place. Ecclesiastical crimes are committed on a daily basis and nothing is done about them. No cassocks, no habits, no discipline, no reprimands. 

In my last post I showed some screenshots of the Facebook page for NEW Worcester, the "New Evangelization Worcester for Youth and Young Adults." They showed nuns dancing to Taylor Swift and the Steubenville East Conference that took place recently in the Archdiocese of Boston (with Cardinal Sean's blessing and presence). 

For those who know me, I don't use Facebook or Twitter for good reasons. When I revisited the page last week, they now require a login. So I am considered a humbug.

Because I am more Catholic than most of the employees (clerical and lay) of the Diocese of Worcester, I get punished indirectly. There is a TLM at a monastery chapel in a rural part of the Diocese, but there will never be one within the city limits of Worcester or a bordering town anytime soon. 

It doesn't help that we have the worst pope in living memory, a topic which I will address in my next post. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wonder why I can't get someone?...blame the hierarchy

The Archdiocese of Toronto sings songs to the pagan goddess of nature, Gaia, during the televised TV mass for the homebound and elderly. Exposed by The Remnant

Down here in New England, the youth and young adult Catholics are being improperly served and taught the Faith. There are too many examples to name, but when our youth are being encouraged to attend conferences approved by the bishops that are anything put Catholic in character, then we all are in trouble. 

One USCCB survey of seminarians and younger priests clearly states that contemporary worship music influenced their priestly vocations. This is tragic. The thing passes on with events like the ones put on by Lifeteen and the Franciscan University of Steubenville. This following video features Dominican nuns dancing to a Taylor Swift song:


This same act is approved by the Diocese of Worcester. Below are Facebook screenshots that prove that both Worcester and Boston are in favor of contemporary worship instead of the council of Trent:


Steubenville East in the Archdiocese of Boston:



A seminarian in a t-shirt?

Events like these plus the Novus Ordo liturgies that most of these kids attend in their parishes are part of the crises in the Church today. They are the reasons why I am have trouble finding a Catholic companion. 




Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Late Fr. Keane's former chapel up for sale

St. Roger and St. Mary Chapel, the former independent Latin Mass chapel in West Roxbury established by the late Fr. John Keane, is now for sale. The property at 95 Rockland Street is listed for $395,000 by Donahue Real Estate. According to city records, the owner is the Society of Saint Pius X, who bought the property thinking they were going to reopen it as a chapel. But with only a seating capacity of 90 and no parking lot, it is no longer useable as a church. Mass has not been said there for quite some time. 

The SSPX currently rent office space in Woburn, where Mass is said every Sunday morning at 9:00 am. There is also an endangered parish which could get axed by the Archdiocese of Boston, which the SSPX should try to acquire. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fr. Robert Barron named LA auxiliary bishop

While the Holy Father embraces a communist crucifix from the Bolivian president, he has also appointed a priest to the episcopacy that believes "that there is a reasonable hope that all men are saved." His name is Father Robert Barron, the priest from Chicago who produced the Catholicism series. He will be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles under Archbishop Gomez. 

Barron's news columns are all over the establishment Catholic media controlled by the bishops. Now he is one of them. With all the celebrity status he might bear, he is no Fulton Sheen. 

(First reported by The Pilot, which has a picture of him dressed as a layman.) 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yes, SSPX priests validly confer the sacraments

Please watch this short video below. It explains that the priests of the Society of Saint Pius X do exercise supplied jurisdiction when administering the sacraments. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

8th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the Papal Bull Summorum Pontificum by Benedict XVI, which upheld the fact that the Traditional Latin Mass was never banned and can be said by any priest without permission from a bishop or religious superior. 

Eight years later we have a different pope who does not care about the Church, but rather cares more about climate change than the global persecution of Christians and reverent liturgy. 

America is only ten days removed from nationalizing same-sex marriage, and the beginning of the end is near unless Divine Intervention is taken. 

The New England states, sad to say, are the worst places in the United States to be Catholic. In Massachusetts alone, despite having one of the highest percentage of baptized Catholics in the nation, the Church has become de-facto mission territory. The number of places where the Tridentine Mass is said in the Bay State on a Sunday is countable on one hand. One even started up but was eliminated due to lack of attendance.

Eight years ago I was a young kid who attended Mass at my neighborhood parish. In the diocese I live in, instead of granting a parish in the big city to a traditionalist order of priests,  several parishes have closed and were sold to anti-Catholic worshippers, except one to the Maronites. Now there are less than 100 parishes in this diocese, which will be gone once the Bishop dies or retires.

Because of the poor episcopal leadership in Massachusetts, I have not been able to find my Catholic sweetheart. With the exception of an Juventutem chapter in Boston (which is totally young adult-run, has mostly "private" night Masses, and has no support from the Archdiocese), there are no orthodox programs for Catholic youth or young adults (age 18-35). There has been no catechesis on marriage and family life for the most part. There might be social events for young adult Catholics, but what "Mass" do they go to? 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage; the end of America is near...


I'm upset, but not surprised. 

Thanks to Pope Francis and many Novus Ordo clergymen, gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. 

It started in the Bay State, which will be the first one to collapse. 

It is due to most baptized Catholics don't know or do know but hate the Faith. 

With gay marriage legal in all fifty states, the LGBT activists will try to replace the Stars and Stripes in the classroom with the rainbow flag, where students will be saluting Sodom and Gomorrah every morning in Nazi fashion. 

Every politician, regardless of party, who has voted against the Catholic teachings, needs to be excommunicated now!


Only a constitutional amendement several times over will save America. That's why the Founding Fathers allowed the Constitution to be amended with a certain process. 



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

This Just In: Boston area ranked third-worst "Bible-minded" market by American Bible Society

The Protestant-based American Bible Society has determined via studies that the Boston market area (which includes Worcester and Southern New Hampshire) has the third-worst Biblical view of society, with only only 14% of residents reading the Bible at some point. Boston ranks above Albany, NY and Providence, RI, respectively. The top five markets are in the Bible Belt: Birmingham, AL (51%), Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities in Tennessee (tie at 50%), Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA (48%), and Shreveport, LA (46%). 

Please note that despite the most number of baptized Catholics in New England, many of them have never picked-up a Bible and read it for thirty minutes to gain a Plenary Indulgence. How many priests read from the Bible other than what is required during the Sacred Liturgy? 

Here is the chart to see where your market area ranks:


Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Precautionary warning on Laudato Si

The Holy Father has released Laudato Si, the long-awaited encyclical on climate change. Please note that since this document is on a topic that has no direct relationship to the Catholic Faith and Morals, it does not possess the character of Papal Infallibility. These opinions are only personal opinions of Francis and do not represent the dogmatic and magisterial teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. 

Catholic Family News has posted an Address to Farmers given by Pius XII to provide a traditionalist point of view.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

It's getting serious...

Yes, things are getting serious.

If you are a Catholic woman looking for a future husband, have viewed this blog before and think is whole thing is a joke, then start taking it seriously. 

As I see it, it seems that Traditionalist Catholics have no place in society at large. (This explains why I cannot find appropriate skilled employment.) Traditionalists may not have a place in the Church come October, then the Synod declares that...

I am not talking only those who attend the TLM said by a priest from a traditionalist order. People who attend the TLM said by a diocesan priest (like I currently do) might have their churches taken away from them if they refuse to accept...

Things are getting serious. It is quite possible that Catholics like me who are currently single but are open to the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony may not see their weddings in the church building proper. The priest might have to go to a neutral site to set up an altar of sacrifice because the bishop will not allow a TLM wedding (or Requiem Mass, etc.). 

Eer regardless, I will fight to find a Catholic sweetheart for the time being while I still can. My pool might be small, but I might have to go "younger", waiting for someone to turn 18?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"Quo Vadis, America?"

An excellent program from Bishop Sheen on how our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. The prophecies predicted sadly might come true for the worse. Please watch:

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ireland rejects Catholicism, voters approve gay marriage by landslide

The Emerald Isle and the Rainbow now officially stand for Sodom and Gomorrah. They have rejected Saint Patrick as their patron. They have rejected Jesus Christ and His teachings.

Irish voters have decided in a landslide that gays should have the right to marry. This is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. 

The main reason why this little rural island of 4 million people voted yes because the Catholic bishops in Ireland rejected their flock. Ireland is ground zero for the sex abuse scandal in Europe; pretty much all of the priests are gay. 

Everyone living outside of Ireland with Irish ancestry should be ashamed of the majority of their countrymen, who decided that Saint Patrick is a mythical character out of a comic book and not a Catholic saint.

So in conclusion, it is really the clergy of Ireland who are responsible for the results, not necessary the uninformed laymen. 


Friday, May 22, 2015

SHOCKING: TLC pulls "19 Kids" after Josh Duggar alleged of sexual assault as juvenile

TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting off the air after the oldest Duggar son, Joshua (27), has been alleged to have sexually touched someone while he was 14. Duggar has also resigned from his job at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. (News story)

Such a story is shocking since it is from an unlikely suspect. The Duggars are America's largest family, where Jim Bob and Michelle have nineteen natural born single-birth children (no multiples or adoptees). As conservative Baptists, the Duggars homeschool their children and have "Bible Time" as bedtime story time. The Duggar girls are not allowed to hug their husbands heart-to-heart until they are engaged to their boyfriends, and are not allowed to kiss until they are married. 

God blessed this family with nineteen children and they did not kill any of them. They had all nineteen on His terms and not the terms of Jim Bob and Michelle.

People often think that because you only have less than four children you are using birth control. There are several married couples out there who are struggling just to conceive a baby. Not being on the Pill doesn't guarantee several children, either.

I will miss this show on TV. This family could have been a great Catholic convert family if it weren't for Pope Francis. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Beware of Fr. Paul Nicholson

Everyone reading traditional Catholic blogs over the past few weeks has probably heard about Fr. Paul Nicholson basting Fr. Gruner shortly after his death for being a schismatic priest because Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the SSPX, said his Requiem Mass held at "Scotiabank Cathedral." (I assume because no bishop in Ontario would allow Father's Requiem with his casket in one of their churches, a neutral site was chosen; priests are supposed to have their Requiems said by their bishops, but Father's canonical incardination bishop is...I believe Bishop Fellay was the only one who could do it on such a short notice.) 

Well apparently, Louie Verrecchio has discovered that Fr. Nicholson and Saint Michael's Media, the parent company of ChurchMilitant.com (new address), for whom he spiritually advises the staff, is connected with Opus Dei and has done other shady business. (For more on Opus Dei, please read this article.) 

This explains Father's crazy behavior and why Michael Voris and Co. will not criticize the Pope when he does something un-Catholic. 

While watching Voris' videos over the years have partial responsibility of me becoming a Traditionalist Catholic, it took material from Angelus Press (the US printing house of the SSPX) to understand the crises in the Church and why you cannot attend the New Mass. 

Because Opus Dei is an ecclesiastical cult within the Catholic Church, I would never join it. 

To that end, I will no longer be posting any more Vortices on this site, regardless of topic or local interest, until the CMTV staff smarten up and disassociate themselves with Fr. Nicholson. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bishop McManus confirms 70

On Saturday, April 25th, the Feast of Saint Mark, His Excellency, the Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, confirmed 70 members of the faithful at Saint John's Church in Clinton, Mass. The Bishop presided over Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Confirmation. The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from the Saint Benedict Center in Still River sang in the schola. (Click here for photos)

This is the same Bishop McManus who has refused to say the Latin Mass nor allowed its usage in the City of Worcester during his tenure thus far. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fr. Gruner, Fatima Priest, dies suddenly at age 72

From Fatima.org
I am very saddened to learn about the sudden passing of Father Nicholas Gruner, the director of the Fatima Center yesterday after being stricken ill while working in his office. Father was scheduled to appear this weekend in Woburn, Mass. for a Fatima Conference. 

FUNERAL ARRANGMENTS (posted on Fatima.org):

Wake on Wed. May 6th at Amingone Funeral Home, 3644 Gennese St., Cheektowaga, NY, 2-4 and 7-9 PM; Rosary at 8:30PM 

Wake on Thurs. May 7th and Fri. May 8th at Benner Funeral Home, 1105 Benner Rd., Fort Erie, Ontario, 2-4 and 7-9 PM; Rosary at 8:30 PM

Requiem Mass on Sat. May 9th at 9:30 AM at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, with Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX as celebrant

Internment in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Fort Erie Ontario

Please pray for the repose of the soul of this holy priest.

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

Catholic Family News: Pictures from the funeral

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Former Holy Trinity German Church to become luxury condos

The Boston Catholic Insider just reported that the former Holy Trinity German Church in the South End of Boston, which has sold last fall, will become luxury condos. This parish was once home to the only Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese. 

There is not much more I have to say about this. This is what you get when you let pagans run the show. 

Pray for a new archbishop. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

A video about homeschooling



I might have to do this if there are no other options in the future. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SAD: Bishop Finn out in KC

I am very saddened to hear the news of Bishop Robert Finn's resignation as head of the Kansas City, Missouri diocese. All because of a misdemeanor, my metropolitan archbishop, who also happens to head the Vatican Sex Abuse Prevention Commission, forced this holy bishop out of office. 

Bishop Finn did more to promote the Traditional Latin Mass in his diocese than most bishops pray. All the major traditionalist orders are in the KC diocese, including the USA District Headquarters for the SSPX. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Catholic Dogma supports death penalty

Today marks the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings. The surviving defendant, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been found guilty on all thirty charges and the jury who convicted him has to decide whether he will be executed or be spending the rest of his life in prison. 

Despite Pope Francis, Cardinal Sean, and the three other Massachusetts bishops going against the death penalty, the Church actually supports the execution of convicted criminals:

"Another kind of lawful slaying belongs to the civil authorities, to whom is entrusted power of life and death, by the legal and judicious exercise of which they punish the guilty and protect the innocent. The just use of this power, far from involving the crime of murder, is an act paramount obedience to this [Fifth] Commadment which prohibits [unjust] murder. The end of the Commandment is the preservation and security of human life. Now the punishments inflicted by the civil authority, which is the legitimate avenger of crime, naturally tend to this end, since they give security to life by repressing outrage and violence." (Pope St. Pius V, The Catechism of the Council of Trent, Reprinted by TAN Books, 1982: pp. 451-2) 

So there you have it. It is actually the Catholic position to support the death penalty, despite what most Vatican II worshipers believe. Since this quote from the Catechism is written by a Pope, it possesses infallibly. It must be believed by all Catholics. 

The four fatalities Tsarnaev was responsible for killing were Catholics and to this date have not received a Requiem Mass for the repose of their souls. It would be appropriate that a Requiem be said collectively at the Cathedral since they all belonged to different parishes. But the Cardinal will not do it. He wants to see this convicted terrorist sit in the cell for a whole lifetime with our tax dollars.  

Therefore, to that end, I am a Catholic who supports the death penalty for convicted murderers. This is what the Church really teaches. God Bless America. 


Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Spirit of Vatican II" song

I came across this music video on YouTube that accurately describes the orientation of the Catholic Church for the past fifty years. ENJOY! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bishop McManus sees local church as "sleeping giant"

The Sunday Telegram ran an article on Easter Sunday (reposted here by Angelqueen) about the state of New England Catholicism. In addition to liberalism in social politics, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus was quoted as saying:

“Sunday morning has become a time when there’s football practice, baseball practice, soccer practice. You name it. It’s going on Sunday morning, when people should be in church, celebrating their faith … I think 50 percent of Massachusetts residents are baptized Catholics. Could you imagine if these people, their faith, came alive again? What a difference it would make in terms of the life of the Catholic Church.”

Really, Your Excellency? Are you really telling your flock that you have to attend Mass every Sunday? Most baptized Catholics are not bothering to show up on Sunday morning because (1) your clergy, for the most part, have not preached about observing the Third Commandment, "Thou shalt keep holy the Sabbath Day," (Sunday for Christians) and (2) your Masses are not true Masses. Say the Tridentine Mass and see how many people will start showing up. 

Another point is if 50% of Massachusetts residents are really baptized Catholics (approx. 3.5 million people), then only about 10% percent of them actually show up to the Novus Ordo Masses; the true believers are the small numbers who (are able to) go to the Tridentine and Eastern Rite Masses. (You're talking only four figures at best.)

Finally the Bishop is saying something, but it is too late. In the City of Worcester alone (pop. approx. 180,000) there is an approximate of 30,000 baptized Catholics, which only 30% attend Sunday Mass. So only 9,000 Worcester residents attend Sunday Mass on a regular basis (I don't count because I go out of town to a True Mass.) OUCH! 

A photo clipped from The Catholic Free Press
showing liturgical abuse what the Diocese of
Worcester stands for. (File) 
While 30% is higher than the U.S. average, it is still not sustainable. Several parishes in the city have closed, while more are in danger because of empty pews. Worcester is a minority-majority city, and despite an active immigrant Latino population, many of them are not Catholic. The Diocese even has a separate "Hispanic Ministry" to try to keep Catholic Latinos engaged with the Church. It ain't working too well, except that all Masses throughout the Diocese will be in Spanish in ten years.

As far as youth ministry is concerned, they don't promote orthodoxy. Forget about young adults, as they are expected to leave the church after high school graduation. They baptize illegitimate children all the time now, only at the grandparents' insistence. 

There will be no Worcester Diocese in ten years or so. There will be no one left. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Message 2015

Today is Easter Sunday, the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. It has nothing to do with the bunny.

As I write this, Christians in the Middle East and in Kenya are being slaughtered by Islamic terrorists for their faith. They are true martyrs of blood. As I mentioned in my March 30th post, Christianity will soon be outlawed in the Western world unless Our Lady's Immaculate Heart triumphs. All because one courageous legislature and governor approved a law to protect someone from openly practicing their faith, Satan strikes back at not only them, but at ordinary Christian citizens who are trying to make a living.

I am the only practicing Catholic in my family. I am the only one who actually understands what Easter really is, the Christian Passover. It is our victory over Satan. Everyone else treats it as "Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail." It indeed is the holiest day of the year. 

I for one am struggling just to make a living. I was slighted in academia by a half a grade in architecture school for obeying the building code (i.e. the law), and now cannot find any work because of my Catholic faith. You don't really know what employers really screen for, but they have the money to spend to find out when you went to the men's room last. In another words, they can find out just anything about you when you don't have a criminal record (which I don't). 

In the middle of this mess, I receive no support from my residential bishop or my neighborhood parish that I'm supposed to attend Mass because of my orthodoxy. I cannot work at a parish church or in a chancery unless the clergy say the True Mass. Since they don't, I'm not welcome, and forced to attend Mass miles away elsewhere. 

I have been financially persecuted in recent years, and will get worse unless Russia is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Holy Father as requested by Her at Fatima. I mean worse...

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the only good news today, which could make it a Happy Easter. But overall it is a Sad Easter. 

I wish everyone of good will a Happy and Blessed Easter. 

He is Risen! 
Alleluia! 

Monday, March 30, 2015

MUST WATCH: Christianity will be outlawed in America shortly

You must watch this video. It shows that Sodom and Gomorrah are now in America and all forms of Christianity will be outlawed in America in the coming years. Thanks a lot Vatican II. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Chris, could you marry a convert?"

The question-title of this post is often asked to me periodically. I am generally asked if I would be open to dating/marrying a girl who wishes to convert to Catholicism. 

I am usually reserved on this question because priests are not supposed to book a wedding until he is proven that both parties are Roman Catholic and are free to marry in the Church. (My priest will not book a wedding until such questions are answered.) But if there is someone who wants to date me, they will either (1) have to be Catholic or (2) willing to convert. 

If a young woman converted before she meets me, then she is all set. But if she is willing to convert to Catholicism to see me and for the salvation of her soul, then it will depend where she is converting from. If she was baptized "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" with water outside of the Church, then this baptism will be recognized as valid with proof thereof. But if she is converting from a non-Christian religion, then she will definitely have to be catechized sufficiently in order to be baptized as an adult.

In the diocese I currently live in it is almost impossible to find a traditional priest who will administer the sacraments the right way, never mind proper catechists. If need be I am willing to catechize a future spouse if warranted. (I will make sure she will not go through an RCIA program!) There is no church law that says who exactly can catechize, albeit the teaching responsibilities of bishops today are so low that I had to learn the Catholic Faith (as a cradle Catholic) all in my spare time, thanks to the Internet. 

As far as adult baptism, this can be done by any priest at any time during the year (not just at the Easter Vigil). But if a priest cannot be reached, then any layperson can baptize. It is quite possible that a layperson will have to perform the simple baptism as noted above, but I nor my family members canonically could not do it because doing so would constitute an impediment toward marriage for me because of the spiritual relationship between my relatives and her. 

As far as Confirmation is concerned, I will bend backwards to make sure she receives the Sacrament in the Tridentine form and by a bishop. (There are no resident bishops who will do this in New England.) She will have to find a female sponsor for Baptism and Confirmation. 

Lastly, no wedding plans can be made until she receives Baptism. (Confirmation may be delayed for a good reason.) I hope she would not convert to try to ease the rules. For some inspiration, here is the Wikipedia list of some famous Catholic converts.