When it comes to remembering one’s faults and virtues, it’s the faults that seems to get the attention more so than the virtues. In the case of St.Peter’s three time denial of our Lord in the court yard of Caiphas.
So let’s take another look a at what really happened that night in the Garden of Olives when the band of soldiers and servants came to arrest him.”Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way. …..” At this point Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear…”Jesus therefore said to Peter: Put up thy sword into the scabbard. The chalice which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?” Well my friends at this point you could only imagine what was going through St. Peters mind. Here he was ready to KILL and DIE for Jesus and the Lord stops him. As you recall, ALL the Apostles ran away, one ran naked after he lost the sheet wrapped around him, so instinctively St. Peter joined them. Now my friends, at this point you had, not one Apostle denying Christ but ALL twelve. However there was one Apostle who followed the Lord at a distance and wound up in the court of the High priest in order to check on the Lord and that was St. Peter. So it’s no wonder that the Lords prophecy would come true on his prediction of St. Peters three time denial of the Lord. Understanding our Human nature, even our Lord had trouble with dying, “Father if it be possible, let this cup pass me by, but not my will but thy will but done.”
So my friends we must be careful how we portray the lives of the Saints as with St. Peter who went from a fisherman to the “Rock of the Faith.” on which the Church was built. He walked on water. His preaching,(along with others) on Pentecost Sunday converted three thousand. He too cured the sick. Later he miraculously escaped from prison with the help of the continuous overnight prayers of the faithful.
Another point of interest that many fail to remember is that during Pentecost Sunday these Jews that were gathered in Jerusalem came from all over the world and after, those that got converted were really the first ones to bring the good news back to their countries so that once the Apostles started traveling around the world, they already had contacts there who were ready to receive them.
Grace be with you, in Christ, Joseph 4-25-18 St. Mark Ev. Easter Season
March 3, 2018 M/O St. Joseph
Most of us can remember that song from the past and it has a logical meaning since love and hate are one of those emotions which effects all of us who are in a close relationship with a loved one.
When it comes to Traditional Catholics and because of the changes brought about because of the Vatican II Council the hurt and confusion hasn’t ceased since the offset.
Why am I writing this over my concern of the book “The Dolorous Passion,”
First of all, it is not faithful to the Biblical accounts of the Passion as stated in Catalogs.
When Pope John XXIII announced the Second Vatican II Council, he stated in his opening address that he “Wanted to bring all of the Christians together.” However what he really meant was, he wanted to bring ALL of the Major religions together. Common sense tells us that in order to do this: the first change would have to be in making our Lord just another prophet. This was done when they changed Isaias prophecy from a Virgin to a young woman with child, others followed. To make these changes one must come out with new Bibles but, as with the Mass changes they started out with Monthly Missalettes, and as they did with the Mass prayers, started with the changes one month at a time. Continue reading
Unless the mind and will are ready to believe in God’s absolute right to teach and command, there is little likelihood that fasting and penance with extra prayer will be followed carefully.
The will must be free of self-interested desires and fears in order to bend the mind to assent to an unseen God and to His whole mysterious order of salvation. Prejudices and sinful habits easily find excuses for refusing assent to truth and to self-discipline. Continue reading
Pope Leo XIII in his Encyclical on “The Unity of the Church,” indicates to us that, it is as wrong to divide the Church as it is to fall into heresy. Why is it then that unity among the Traditionalists is lacking? Sure most agree that the V-2 Council is not Catholic and we all wish to preserve the Faith as it was at least before the new Pentecost, but that’s where it ends. Continue reading
the organized work of the laity
that is performed under the direction or mandate of a bishop in the fields of dogma, morals, liturgy, education, and charity. In 1927 Pope Pius XI
gave the term its classical definition as “the participation of the laity in the apostolate of the hierarchy.
My dear faithful, in quoting Pope Pius XI I would like to emphasize and reflect the importance of the laity’s obligation in these diabolical times that we live in. As we approach the 48th year of the “Ottaviani Intervention,” on September 25, 1969.
My friend K.C. (Knights of Christ) told me he tells his friends to preach with a kiss. Meaning, “Keep It Simple Stupid.” Oh , I told him your quoting me only with a Kiss, which is Biblical as well.
He that speaketh Sophistically is Hateful Ecclus 37:23
A reflection on many of our traditional Catholic friends who, in explaining the situation effecting the Vatican II Church dilemma by speaking in a sophisticated manner, devoid of simplicity, as they continue to put theological answers, in a highly complicated mode for the purpose of impression.
One need only three words to explain the Vatican II church. Formal Public Heresy.
Wisdom can only be obtained through suffering, least we forget that the Cross is the only way to Paradise.
In Christ, Joseph B. D. Saraceno
2-5-07 St. Agatha, VM
A reply to a friend who told me that a lot of his friends think I’m a Kook.
Here are a list of Catholic newspapers which have run my ad, “Christ’s Return & the Beast of the Apocalypse.” in the past.
Veritas 1973…This one printed my article, “The Great Chastisement & Second Coming of Christ on Pentecost Sunday.
Spotlight around 1975,
The Maryfaithful 1984
The Remnant 1984
The National Educator 1989
The Wanderer 1993
Catholic news out of Australia Printed my Article “Sede Vacante–a Title or a Definition” 2000
The Four Marks, which I helped get started 2005
The Catholic Family News would not because I clashed with John Vennari. RIP
The documents of Pope Pius XII concerning liturgical reform and it is nothing different than Pope St. Pius X–who was the one who started the movement. Will he be next on the list and then Pope St. Pius V? For Traditio it is a fight for their refusing to follow Pius XII’s Restored Holy Week Liturgy–and rejecting of Papal authority. Can you tell me that all the great theologians of the sixties who opposed the Novus Ordo and the first reference was always Pius XII’s Mediator Dei and Humani Generis–not John XXIII’s lying promise not to remove Latin while changing the liturgy. You have to remember that under Pius XII, anything that was Modernist was condemned and the perpetrator punished–just look at all the bishops thrown out of the Vatican by Pius XII and rewarded as Cardinals under John XXIII, all the theologians silenced by Pius XII and re-instated by John XXIII. John XXIII did not fire–he still worked on same commission–it was that he needed someone more acceptable and higher to promulgate his Conciliar vision. If John XXIII is aware of the so-called error of the Restored Liturgy, why did he not reject it? No, he changed the prayer for the conversion of the Jews so it would be more neutral because he knew what he was doing, establishing a syncretic church–and Traditio supports him? It was only two months after his election that he brought Bishop Montini into the Vatican and made him a Cardinal.From this point on Montini was running the show. One month later he called the council. Pope John XXIII was just a transition Pope and everyone new it.
Also you will find Pope John XXIII in the book of the Apocalypse chapter 9 as the one who opens the gates of Hell.
In Christ, Joseph B. D. Saraceno
For your humor. – There is an Italian rock band in the Bible called the “Caesarea Miracles,” directed by a centurion called Cornelius.
And believe it or not. As most of you know, I have been preaching the End of Times for the last 47 years. The song, “Till the End of Time,” was made famous by Perry Como in the 50’s. (Video of Perry Como is at the continued page.) The music comes from one of Schubert’s serenades, but the words comes from a friend I met in the late 50’s, named, “Ted Mossman,” Some of the guys I was working with used to get something to eat and drink after work at about 9 pm at night. This restaurant we stopped in was called “Tiny Naylors”, they also had a cocktail lounge. Ted got hired there to play in the Lounge. He had one of those pianos that had other instrument sounds so that it sounded like a little band. So once or twice a week we would go in there to eat drink and sing,
I’m sure, like myself, you always hear the same old complaints about how Christians broke the Law by doing away with the Sabbath. As a result I decided to look at the whole picture just to set the record straight.
1.To begin with Christians never did away with the Sabbath per-say, but made the Lords Day the primary day of worship. You can thank Moses for the Sabbath Holiday and the Apostles & Constantine for the Lords Day Holidays. Constantine made Sunday a no regular work day. Continue reading
Dear friends of the Truth and of the Faith
As Americans and in other protestant countries, the Angels quote’s for Christs birth in the Christmas cards is the protestant version. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14..The original Catholic version was “Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.” Continue reading
Fides quarens intellectum
Faith seeking understanding
Ever since Satan deceived Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit under the pretext of becoming as gods (Gensis 3:5, “You shall be as gods knowing good and evil.”) Man has been struggling to find himself until Jesus Christ came into this world to give him back his spiritual rebirth. In going back to God’s original plan (Genesis 1:26, “Let us make man in Our image and likeness.”) What Eve didn’t realize was that she and Adam were already created as gods, but of the imperfect state. Continue reading