Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

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. 


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!