Saturday, 20 May 2017

Did you Know? St. Josemaria Escriva celebrated ONLY the Traditional Latin Mass

This was despite the fact that the Novus Ordo Mass had been imposed on the Church for years.

"St. Josemaría was always first and foremost obedient, but he could not read the faded print in the new edition of the Roman Missal (see this photo). He had cataracts and found it difficult and painful to read the poor quality typeset. Also, the saint had experienced certain mystical moments associated with particular words, sentences, and structural parts of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Such moments had been a part of his spiritual life since boyhood and through his priesthood. In having to celebrate the Mass of Paul VI, the saint would have been cut off from this.

Finally, it was the saint’s secretary, Don Alvaro del Portillo, who at the behest of the saint telephoned Msgr. Annibale Bugnini to ask permission to continue celebrating the Classical Rite. Monsignor Bugnini was quick in his response: “You don’t need permission from me. Just continue to celebrate the Mass of St. Pius V.”
This was taken from the blog of Rome tour guide, Mr. Orbis himself, John Sonnen.

Another account says that the Saint simply didn't like the New Mass and applied for an indult to say privately until his death, the Mass of his ordination.

The saint himself is nurtured by the Mass of All Ages.

And this is also the same reason why Pope Benedict XVI liberalized the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass now officially known as the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Which made me remember something.

There was once a raging lunatic cleric who said that those who attend and celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite are "sedevacantists, attackers of Vatican II and haters of Pope Francis".

The photo above shows the Saint celebrating the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  Note the placement of the Missal is on the Gospel side (left side of the altar) and the Host is resting on the corporal. That is the reason why the corporal is called THE corporal.  The Body of Christ rests on it.

There are those who say that this is NOT a Traditional Latin Mass but a Novus Ordo Mass and they use this photo below as "proof".

They claim that this is a concelebrated Mass which only happens in the Traditional Latin Mass during an Ordination....The photo of St. Josemaria with the priests behind him is NOT a concelebrated Novus Ordo Mass.

Those priests are properly vested to assist in distributing Holy Communion. Why?  Even today, THAT is the proper vestment for a priest not concelebrating, not celebrating but distributing Holy Communion because a priest, bishop and deacon are the ORDINARY ministers of Holy Communion.  Lay people, including nuns, are EXTRAORDINARY Ministers of Holy Communion."

Friday, 19 May 2017

BREAKING: Cardinal Burke calls for Consecration of Russia to Immaculate Heart of Mary

"ROME, May 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke issued a call this morning for the Catholic faithful to “work for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
Cardinal Burke, who is one of the four Cardinals who have asked Pope Francis for a clarification of Amoris Laetitia, made his appeal at the Rome Life Forum, in the month of the centenary of Our Lady of Fatima’s first apparition to the three shepherd children.

He expressed agreement with one of the foremost Fatima scholars, Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, who said that the promised triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary undoubtedly refers firstly to “the victory of the Faith, which will put an end to the time of apostasy, and the great shortcomings of the Church’s pastors.”

Turning to the current situation in the Church in light of Our Lady of Fatima’s revelations, Burke said:
The teaching of the Faith in its integrity and with courage is the heart of the office of the Church’s pastors: the Roman Pontiff, the Bishops in communion with the See of Peter, and their principal co-workers, the priests. For that reason, the Third Secret is directed, with particular force, to those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church. Their failure to teach the faith, in fidelity to the Church’s constant teaching and practice, whether through a superficial, confused or even worldly approach, and their silence endangers mortally, in the deepest spiritual sense, the very souls for whom they have been consecrated to care spiritually. The poisonous fruits of the failure of the Church’s pastors is seen in a manner of worship, of teaching and of moral discipline which is not in accord with Divine Law.
The call for the consecration of Russia is for some controversial, but Cardinal Burke addressed the reasons for his appeal simply and straightforwardly. “The requested consecration is at once a recognition of the importance which Russia continues to have in God’s plan for peace and a sign of profound love for our brothers and sisters in Russia,” he said.

“Certainly, Pope Saint John Paul II consecrated the world, including Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984,” said Cardinal Burke. “But, today, once again, we hear the call of Our Lady of Fatima to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart, in accord with her explicit instruction.”
The want for the ‘explicit’ mention of Russia in the consecration as requested by Our Lady was desired by Pope John Paul II, but not undertaken due to pressure from counselors. This fact was confirmed most recently by the official representative of Pope Francis at the Fatima anniversary celebration last week in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

Speaking on May 13, Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, former president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, recalled his conversation with Pope John Paul II after the 1984 consecration, or “entrustment," which took place March 25, when the statue of Our Lady of Fatima was in Rome.

“Obviously, for a long time [the pope] had dealt with that significant mission which the Mother of God had given to the seer children there,” Cordes said. “However, he held back to mention Russia explicitly, because the Vatican diplomats had urgently asked him not to mention this country because otherwise political conflicts might perhaps arise.”

For those who may still object to calling for the consecration of Russia, Cardinal Burke recalled the words of Pope St. John Paul II who in 1982 during his consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart noted: “Mary’s appeal is not for just once. Her appeal must be taken up by generation after generation, in accordance with the ever new ‘signs of the times’. It must be unceasingly returned to. It must ever be taken up anew.”

Instructing the faithful, Cardinal Burke taught that Our Lady of Fatima "provides for us the means to go faithfully to her Divine Son and to seek from Him the wisdom and strength to bring His saving grace to a profoundly troubled world.”

Cardinal Burke outlined six means Our Lady gave at Fatima for the faithful take part in the restoration of peace in the world and in the Church:
  1. to pray the Rosary each day
  2. to wear the Brown Scapular;
  3. to make sacrifices for the sake of saving sinners;
  4. to make reparation for offenses to her Immaculate Heart by means of the First Saturday devotion; and
  5. to convert our own lives ever more to Christ.
  6. Lastly, she asks the Roman Pontiff, in union with all the Bishops of the world, to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.

“By these means, she promises that her Immaculate Heart will triumph, bringing souls to Christ, her Son,” Cardinal Burke added. “Turning to Christ, they will make reparation for their sins. Christ, through the intercession of His Virgin Mother, will save them from Hell and bring peace to the whole world.”

For the whole story see:-

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Harvey Keitel, Sonia Braga to Star in New Our Lady of Fatima Film

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It's been reported that there is a new film about Fatima in pre-production. Hollywood Reporter states:-

"Arclight Films on Thursday unveiled new drama Fatima, starring Harvey Keitel and Sonia Braga (Aquarius)....The film, currently in preproduction, will be directed by Marco Pontecorvo (Partly Cloudy With Sun). Based on a true story, the film dramatizes the story of three children who said they witnessed several apparitions of the Virgin Mary sharing apocalyptic prophecies in Fatima, Portugal. Two of them died during a 1918-1917 influenza pandemic and were made saints last week by Pope Francis."We’re thrilled to be working with the incredible team behind Fatima, including the remarkably talented Harvey Keitel and Sonia Braga," said Gary Hamilton, managing director of Arclight Films. "Cannes is the perfect place to introduce buyers to this heartfelt and timely film, whose main characters were just this week canonized by the Pope, and that has an impressive, built-in audience around the world."

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Our Lady of Fatima "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph."

 Original photo of the Miracle if the Sun where 70,000 people including atheists and agnostics saw the sun "dance" outside of all known cosmic laws.

From Rorate Coeli:-

"Exactly 100 years ago, after some preparatory celestial manifestations in the preceding years, Our Lady appeared to Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto near a tiny village in central Portugal, the very western end of Europe, not very far from Lisbon, a village named after the common Muslim female name "Fatima".

There is so much to be said about the message of Fatima! But why not let Our Lady speak? Her voice is in her words to the little children of Fatima from May 13 to October 13, 1917. October 1917 would also be the month in which, in the opposite end of Europe, in Russia, supernatural forces would bring hell to earth in the work of the Bolsheviks. We are still living in the world of October 1917, of Our Lady and Christ the Sun on one side, and devilish Cultural Marxism on the other. But, fear not: her "Immaculate Heart will triumph".


13 May 1917
"Do not be afraid, I will not harm you."

"I come from heaven."

"I have come to ask you to come here for six months on the 13th day of the month, at this same hour. Later I shall say who I am and what I desire. And I shall return here yet a seventh time."

Lucia asked about two young women who had died recently, and was told that one was in heaven and the other, her friend Amelia, would be in purgatory "until the end of world."

"Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the conversion of sinners?"

"Then you are going to have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort."

13 June 1917

"Say the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world and the end of the war."
"I want you to come on the 13th of next month, [July] to pray the Rosary every day, and to learn to read. Later, I will tell you what I want."

"If he is converted, he will be cured during the year." (reference to a sick person)

"I will take Jacinta and Francisco shortly; but you will stay here for some time to come. Jesus wants to use you to make Me known and loved. He wishes to establish the devotion to My Immaculate Heart throughout the world. I promise salvation to whoever embraces it; these souls will be dear to God, like flowers put by Me to adorn his throne."

"No, my daughter. Are you suffering a great deal? Don't lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God."

13 July 1917

"I want you to come here on the 13th of next month, [August] to continue to pray the Rosary every day in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war, because only she can help you."

"Continue to come here every month. In October, I will tell you who I am and what I want, and I will perform a miracle for all to see and believe."

 "Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice: O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary."

"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.

"To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world."

"When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: 'O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need.' "

August 1917

"Go again to the Cova da Iria on the 13th and continue to say the Rosary every day.

"Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell, because there are none to sacrifice themselves and pray for them."

13 September 1917

"Continue to pray the Rosary in order to obtain the end of the war. In October Our Lord will come, as well as Our Lady of Dolours and Our Lady of Carmel. Saint Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus to bless the world. God is pleased with your sacrifices. He does not want you to sleep with the rope on, but only to wear it during the daytime."

 "Yes, I will cure some, but not others. In October I will perform a miracle so that all may believe."

13 October 1917

"I want to tell you that a chapel is to be built here in my honour. I am the Lady of the Rosary. Continue always to pray the Rosary every day. The war is going to end, and the soldiers will soon return to their homes."

"Do not offend the Lord our God any more, because He is already so much offended."
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A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary of all connected to Young Catholic Adults


A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary of all connected to Young Catholic Adults events and media sites:-

Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families (and all connected to Young Catholic Adults) to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.

Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home.


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Scientific Evidence Of Host Particles Walked On In Catholic Churches

A wonderful blog post can be seen below from:
"Whether you are a traditional Catholic or a progressive modernist Catholic, you should at least care that  particles of Jesus from the Holy Communion are falling on the ground and being stomped on all the time in Catholic Churches through out the world.  Here is the scientific proof.  You can see the white particle on the upper right hand side of the paten.I left this particle on the paten after giving Holy Communion this morning at Holy Latin Mass to take a picture of it.  I did this so to show the world scientific proof that large particles, like this one, are falling on the ground and being walked on in most Catholic churches that do not have patens to catch these particles.

I left the paten in a protected area on the altar until after Holy Mass so that I could take the picture of it.  I them consumed the particle and purified the paten.  It is quite often that I see these particles and carefully brush them off the paten into the chalice after the altar boys pass the paten to me at the end of Holy Communion.
All over the world where I travel, the only place I still see patens being used is in Mexico.  Here in the United States the use of a paten is very rare and considered “extreme traditionalism”.  Jesus is dropped on the floor, walked on, to make sure we are not “traditionalist”.
The exact same thing happens when the Holy Communion is given in the hand.  Wear black cotton gloves the next time you receive Jesus on the hand.  You will see tiny specks and large specks depending on what comes when the host is given.
Again, permission to receive Holy Communion in the hand is an Indult (out of the ordinary permission to do and can be revoked at any time). It was given to some countries where, in disobedience, some priest began copying protestants.  The protestants purposely  receive the bread in the hand to show that it is not God/Jesus in the bread they eat at their  services.
Let us all pray for an end of the walking of God on the floor of Catholic Churches. And we can start by receiving Jesus humbly on the tongue kneeling down.  Copy this picture and give it to your parish priest.  Ask him if he has seen large particles fall too.
Forgive us Jesus for not loving you and protecting you from sacrilegious tramplings underfoot."
H/t to:-

Churches celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass will be able to have a special Mass for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima.

By Attributed to Joshua Benoliel - in Ilustração Portuguesa no. 610,
29 October 1917, Public Domain,

News from Prinknash Abbey today: the EF Low Mass on Saturday 13th at 11am will be a Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The email states:-
"Churches celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass will be able to have a special Mass for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima. The Vatican has issued a decree allowing the celebration of a Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 13, instead of the commemoration of St. Robert Bellarmine found in the 1962 Missal."

Monday, 8 May 2017

Cheltenham Young Catholic Adults - May 2017 Events

Sat 20th May - 2pm Social - Steam and Real Ale Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.  (text 07908105787 for more details)

Thursday 25th May at 7pm - Low Mass, The Ascension (EF) at St. Gregory's Church, Cheltenham (GL50 3PR), preceeded by a Rosary and confessions - the Rosary and the serving are organised by Cheltenham Young Catholic Adults.

PLEASE NOTE - the Ascension is no longer a Holy Day of Obligation in England and Wales.

Tags: Cheltenham Young Catholic Adults,  Old Rite Mass, Social.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

EWTN to Air the Message of Fatima – Month by Month, Message by Message


"The Miracle of the Sun occurred on Oct. 13, 1917, during the sixth and final monthly apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. A torrential rain had been falling. The ground became extremely muddy. Everything and everyone was soaked. The sun, which began zigzagging in the heavens and throwing off many colors, suddenly appeared to become unhinged from the sky and to hurtle down towards the earth. People screamed in fright. And then, in an instant, the sun returned to the heavens and the ground and everyone standing on it was completely dry.

During this 100th anniversary year, the Church invites her children to return to Fatima. To assist in this effort, EWTN is premiering a blockbuster mini-series, “The Message of Fatima.” Over the next six months, viewers will have the opportunity to experience the six apparitions, month by month, message by message.

Not everyone knows that an Angel appeared to the three shepherd children in 1916 to prepare them for the apparitions from the Mother of God the following year. Episode 1 of this important docu-drama, which airs at 6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 10, prepares viewers for what is to come by conveying the Angel’s messages. At 8 p.m. ET that same evening, Fr. Mitch Pacwa will interview Writer/Director Mazzeo on “EWTN Live.”

Then, just as at Fatima in 1917, EWTN will air an account of one of the six apparitions on the 13th of the same month in which they originally occurred. Each monthly episode will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, beginning Saturday, May 13 and ending Friday, Oct. 13 with the Miracle of the Sun.

Filmed on location in Fatima, the series will feature reenactments by children who look stunningly like the original seers, expert commentary, an original score, authentic costumes, and settings such as the church in which the Fatima seers were baptized, went to their first Confession, and received their First Holy Communion.

Despite the supernatural subject of the series or, more likely because of it, filming hasn’t been easy. As Fr. Louis Marie O.P., Promoter General of the Rosary, one of the film’s experts, told Mazzeo: “If you’re working for Our Lady, the devil will attack you.”

Mazzeo said he soon realized that falling into bed after a hard day of filming and forgetting to say his rosary was not a good idea! “I got attacked by a group of mosquitoes and my face swelled up really huge,” he said. “Also, the audio didn’t record one morning, so we had to shoot the whole thing again.”

After incidents like the above, Mazzeo said the crew became “very particular to say our prayers.” And they paid off. “I’m sure there’s been a spiritual battle over the program, but I think we’re winning it.”

Mazzeo said he hopes viewers will take away a greater belief and knowledge of the message of Fatima. “I always try to go for the wow factor and I think Our Lady has helped a lot with that.”
But while the mini-series is entertaining, it is also important.

“Pope Benedict XVI said, “We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete,” Mazzeo said. “The message will continue to be lived out as long as there are people on earth. It’s a private revelation, so we don’t have to believe it, but it does lead us to and re-emphasize the deposit of faith. I cannot say for sure that anything will happen this year, but I believe that the message of Fatima is not finished yet. The prophesies are ongoing.”

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Monday, 1 May 2017

May the Marian Month - 'Bring Flowers of the Rarest'

From wikipedia:-
"Canon Sydney Alfred MacEwan above (19 October 1908 – 25 September 1991)[1] was a Scottish tenor, who sang traditional Scottish and Irish songs.[2]
He was born and brought up in the Springburn area of Glasgow by his mother alone, after his father left the family. Sydney was the younger of two brothers.
At the age of 18, Sydney MacEwan entered training to become a Jesuit priest at Manresa House in Roehampton, London, but left after a deeply unsatisfactory first term. He chose to study at Glasgow University instead. While at university, his vocal talents were noticed and he began a singing career on the advice of Sir Compton Mackenzie and John McCormack. He began recording for Parlophone in 1934 while still attending the Royal Academy of Music in London. He toured in 1936, playing to audiences in Canada, the United States and Australia, and the tour was repeated in 1938. However, throughout his life MacEwan had retained a deep love of the Catholic Church and, despite his earlier experience with the Jesuits, chose to abandon his fame and success to enter the Pontifical Scots College in Rome, to follow his vocation to become a priest. He was ordained in St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow in 1944 and celebrated his first Mass at St Aloysius' Church.
He nonetheless continued to record and tour. Further trips to North America and Australia took place until as late as 1956; those concerts helping to provide funding for the building of St Columba's Cathedral in Oban. He helped with funds to renovate the Church of St Margaret's in Lochgilphead, in Argyll, where he was parish priest for 17 years before moving to St Andrew's Church in Rothesay. A stained glass window in the church in Lochgilphead is dedicated to the MacEwan family. He was featured on the BBC's This Is Your Life programme in October 1962 and his autobiography, On the High C's, was published in 1973.... He spent his later years as retired priest, assisting when necessary at Our Lady and St Mun's church in Dunoon."


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