Beheading St. John the Baptist – August 29

Father Kevin O’ Sullivan commentaries 1957,
St. John the Baptist, Elias and God’s Kingdom

When John the Bap­tist appeared at the Jordan river, pro­claiming that the kingdom of God was at hand (cf. Mt. 3:1-12; Mk. 1:2-8; Lk. 3:2-18) the Jews flocked to hear him. The expectation of the Promised Re­deemer, the Messias, was strong at this time, and here was a Prophet announcing his proximate arrival and calling on the people to repent of their sins in order to be prepared to receive him. Continue reading

The Almsless Catholic Published in the booklet, ‘Faith and Fear’

If someone told you that Catholicism was a religion of world domination, you might be taken aback, even shocked. But if you were an instructed social Catholic you would, on reflection, see that there is an essential truth in this crudely put statement. You might respond by agreeing, but adding the rider that the Catholic religion seeks to dominate the world not by arms, but by alms; alms not so much for the materially poor as for the spiritually poor. Continue reading

Sins Against Faith:

Taken from.”Deliverance Prayers,” by Father Chad Ripperger
In recalling what the Church has always taught, Father Ripperger reminds us of the following “Sins Against Faith.”
Willful  doubt of any article of faith: deliberate ignorance of the truths of faith which ought to be known; neglect in instructing oneself in the faith according to one’s state in life; rash credulity (e.g. giving credence to private revelation to easily or believing in a private revelations which has been condemned by the  lawful Church authorities.) apostasy; heresy; indifferent-ism (to believe that one religion is as good as another, and that all religions are equally true and pleasing to God, or that one is free to accept or reject any or all religions); reading or circulating books or writings against the Catholic belief or practice in such wise as to jeopardize one’s or another s faith; to remain silent when asked about one’s faith; engaging in schismatic or heretical worship; joining or supporting masonic groups or other forbidden societies.
Let it not be said that you are part of : The perverse who are hard to be corrected along with the number of fools who are infinite. Ecclesiastes 1:15.
Grace be with you, in Christ, Joseph

Heaven’s Gates are finally opened on Ascension Thursday

Heaven having been closed now for about 4000 years is once again opened on  Ascension Thursday. “He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God , the Father Almighty; FROM THENCE He shall come to judge the living and the dead.”
The Limbo of the Fathers also called Paradise and the Opening of Heaven
a place and state of rest wherein the souls of the just who died before CHRIST’S ASCENSION were detained until he opened HEAVEN to them; referred also as “Abraham’s bosom.
Grace be with you through Mary Our Hope.
In Christ, Joseph
Council of Trent Catechism. Page 73  Ephesian 4:8
(Luke xvi,22) and “Paradise” (Luke xxiii, 43) and notably in Eph. IV: 9  1 Peter III: 18-20.
Council of Trent Catechism Article VII-V pg.79
A Catholic Dictionary  D. Attwater  1931-1949 Limbo pg 292+366

Our Lady Help of Christians Last years bulletin.

glorious wounds to God. he is …always living to make
intercession for us,” and has obtained for us the Holy
Ghost, with all His gifts

Week of the Creation, Happy Birthday World, Adam and Good Friday.

Week of the Creation, Happy Birthday World, Adam and Good Friday.

March 25th would be the week of the creation by the solar calendar and spring full moon, so this year the creation week starts on 25th and Adam’s birth or his creation day would fall on Good Friday evening by the Jewish calendar.(6pm) March 30th-31st. Ex:12. The reading on Good Friday, Holy Saturday Gen: 1.How ironic that our Lord would die on the day He created Adam. Some say that they were both buried in the same area but I can’t vouch for that. Continue reading

Transfiguration , Moses and Elias

Over the years I have asked the Fathers, how did those three Apostles know it was Elias standing with our Lord & Moses. With Moses I could have envisioned him with the Ten Commandments but nobody could give me an answer for Elias till a few Sundays ago where this friend I addressed on the issue. He showed me a picture of the Transfiguration in his St. Andrew Missal for the Second Sunday in Lent, and there it was. Moses with the Ten Commandments and the other person holding a Scroll.

The Scroll represents the Scriptures from the prophets and the highest ranking prophet in the past would have to be Elias. Also these three people were they only one’s up until that time who fasted for 40 days. Continue reading

Council of Trent and Jansen-ism Heresy, “no grace is given outside the Church.”

Jansenism: Cornelius Jansen 

Council of Trent (16th century): Decree on Justification, Session VI, Chapter 4: “And this translation, since the promulgation of the Gospel, cannot be effected, without the laver of regeneration, or the desire thereof, as it is written; unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.” Continue reading

Saint Agatha & Saint Lucy or Saint Lucia, are two Sicilians who are in the canon of the Mass

Would like to mention that Sicily was the first country to have an official feast day of the Immaculate Conception.

Saint Agatha & Saint Lucy or Saint Lucia, are two Sicilians who are in the canon of the Mass
Saint Agatha of Sicily is a Christian saint and virgin martyr. Her memorial is on 5 February. Agatha was born at Catania or Palermo, Sicily, and she was martyred in approximately 251.
Born: 231 AD, Catania, Italy
Died: 251 AD, Catania, Italy
Feast: February 5
Canonized: Pre-congregation by tradition confirmed by Gregory I
Buried: Catania Cathedral, Metropolitan City of Catania, Italy Continue reading

The Mass is more than a “Sacrifice.”

Catholic’s can get memorized into an addiction like the rest of the religious world. A good example is how the protestants use the Bible as the ONLY word of God and of course we know that the Church is and always speaks in the place of God. We also forget that it’s all three persons of the Trinity not just JESUS that the Church speaks for. Another example is how were all sinners, but this term is a generic term as the the true definition of a sinner is someone who does evil with the intent to do evil, UN-repetitive. These are those who go to the eternal fire. Continue reading

Why Jesus had to die for making the Angels & Man


by Joseph Saraceno

          We know God created us. The Church tells us that He wants us to know Him to love Him and to serve Him in this world and in the next. Could it also have been that without a creation, there would be no one to know of the existence of God? Not that God needs to have anyone to know He exists, but that we creatures might be able to share His love and goodness. This could give a probable cause for creation. Continue reading

The only Major Prophet in the Catholic Religion is the Pope

A Prophet is one who speaks in the place of God.

Saint John the Baptist, Last of the Prophets

And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Eliseus the Prophet; and not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian. St. Lk. 4:23-30

Our Lord was demonstrating why those who lack faith seldom see signs and miracles, as He continues, an evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the Prophet. St. Matt. 12:39. A prelude to our times as this generation, too, demands signs from God’s witnesses preceding the Second Coming of Christ. Continue reading

The dangers in all private revelations

Without a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures as interpreted by the Church, private revelation that contains ambiguity can lead one into heresy.

Mr. Saraceno,

your email was followed by an avalanche of statements. Most of them seem to forget that the MCG is of the domain of private revelation, and thus in no way binding as to faith and morals. Comparative studies of private revelations about the life of Mary(Bridget, Emmerick, Valtorta) show that there exist discrepancies. MCD has the status of an apocryphal document, a narrative or picture book to illustrate the foundational text of our faith, i.e. Holy Scripture. The Church never included these documents, f.ex. the Pseudo-Gospel of James(from around 150), in the official Canon. Quite frequently, private Continue reading

Saint Pope Damasus I

(304 – December 11, 384) Audio Player 

Saint Damasus’ Story

To his secretary Saint Jerome, Damasus was “an incomparable person, learned in the Scriptures, a virgin doctor of the virgin Church, who loved chastity and heard its praises with pleasure.” Damasus seldom heard such unrestrained praise. Internal political struggles, doctrinal heresies, uneasy relations with his fellow bishops and those of the Eastern Church marred the peace of his pontificate. MORE

What did the Father’s explain for the last Sunday after Pentecost to you?

This Gospel gives us many signs and prophecies of the second coming of Christ, which of course we should be anticipating for the new year.

Traditionally, Great Chastisements from God generally happen during the Lenten Season.
I’ll go down the line to these passages, and try to show you, how they apply to the Vatican Council II generation.

Matthew 24:

[15] When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.
Daniel was referring to a Roman God which was put inside the Temple. In our time it is the gathering of other Religions and the false prophet, (Rev.Billy Graham) inside our Churches. Continue reading