Traditional Catholic Priest Is Alter Christus and Victim

Holy Thursday is the day on which Jesus consecrated the apostles to be bishops.  It is also the day He instituted the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

9f9eebd4c494f145336e51b8a6ddda6bMost Catholics no longer know that the Holy Mass is the unbloody sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary re-made present on every altar were ever  the Holy Mass is offered.  This is because of the way the New Mass is offered.  In it we have the priest praying to the people, lots of talking and activity and make me feel good music.

Most Catholics are told that the Holy Mass is only the Last Supper.  The hip hop music sets a tone of a performance for the priest with holding hands and clapping and a party environment.  Therefore it is very hard to imagine the Holy Mass is really the, re-made present, death of Jesus on the cross at Calvary.

At this Sacrifice on Calvary, Blessed Virgin Mary is bitterly weeping as she watches and supports her Son be slowly tortured to death.  St. John the apostle and the other women are there in extreme and silent sorrow as they watch their friend and savior die an excruciating death.

The holy Mass, is not and never will be, what is wrongly taught, a fiesta, a party, a celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Yes, at every Holy Mass we recall, read about, remember, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Yes, Jesus conquered death and gave us new life on Calvary and continues to give us this through the Holy Mass.  But the Holy Mass is not Easter Sunday celebration, but the Last Supper of Holy Thursday combined with the Crucifixion of Good Friday.

Last Supper and Tree of Life_GADDI, TaddeoThe passover meal or Last Supper was not a fiesta or a celebration.

On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover Lamb, his disciples said to Him: “Where do you want us to go and prepare (In no place can I find the word “celebrate” in this Gospel passage), for you to eat the Passover.” Mark 14: 12.  Jesus is the Passover Lamb to be sacrificed.  Jesus is the Lamb of God who will be slain and whose blood will be poured out on the cross like the Passover Lamb’s blood was put on the lintel of the Israelites doors so that the angel of death might pass over and not kill the first born.

We see the Lamb of God being sacrificed at every Latin Mass when the priest consecrates the Body and Blood of Jesus.

“This is My Body”.

“For this is the Chalice of My Blood of the new and eternal Testament, the Mystery of Faith; which shall be shed for you and for many unto the remission of sins.   As often as you do these things, you shall do them in remembrance of Me“.  The Jewish word “remembrance” means “re-made present”.

The same concept of Sacrifice is in the Novus Ordo words of consecration:

“Take this all of you, and eat of it, for this is My Body, which will be given up for you.”  

Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the Chalice of My Blood of the new and eternal covenantwhich will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.  Do this in memory of me.

No where do I find words of a party, fiesta, celebration, in the Passover Sacrifice of the Lamb or in the words of Jesus at the Last Supper contained in Consecration formulae of either the Latin or Novus Ordo Mass.

As so well portrayed in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”, Jesus is seen offering His Body and Blood from the Cross as He gives His Body and Blood to the Apostles at the Last Supper.  The Last Supper is consummated on the Cross the next day.

passion -eccehomoJesus becomes the Eternal Lamb of God, slaughtered, blood poured out on the lintel of the cross.  He becomes the sacrificial lamb of the new and everlasting covenant.  No longer do the Israelites need to sacrifice animal blood over and over again for the forgiveness of sins.  Jesus did it, once and for all, on Good Friday on the Cross. His unique Sacrifice on the cross is mystically renewed at every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  God’s actions are eternal and outside of time.

The Old Testament Covenant was:

1) Obeying the Laws of God.

2) Circumcision.

3) Offering Sacrifices according to the Law.

The New Testament Covenant is:

1) Obey Jesus’ Laws.

2) Baptism.

3) Continue to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as Jesus commanded us to do.

Tuy_VisionThe priest, who offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, acts in Persona Christi throughout time.  The only reason for the priesthood is to sanctify, govern and offer up sacrifices.

575717_247220438767010_768162728_nPadre Pio experienced in his own body the Priesthood of Jesus Christ, Alter Christus, at every Holy Mass he offered.  His wounds would bleed and hurt.  He said he experience the passion and death of Jesus each time he would offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  One priest who was able to be close to the altar at one of Padre Pio’s Masses said that he would never want to be there again to see him in such agony.

Holy Thursday is the day of the Priesthood.  Holy Thursday is the day of the Holy Mass.  For this reason we need to meditate on the greatest gift ever that Jesus left us.  We want to continually thank Him for this eternal covenant.  The night before Jesus was to be sacrificed, He left us the Holy Mass and His Body and Blood to be in the Holy Tabernacles of the Catholic Church.  He died, rose and ascended into His glory at the right hand of the Father.  But He did not leave us alone.  We can be in His presence, experience His love and receive His help whenever we go to Him present in all the tabernacles of the Catholic churches all over the world.

We are so blessed to be Catholics and have the real presence of Jesus in our churches.  We are so blessed to have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to continue to wash away the our sins and those of the world.  But we are ever more blessed to be traditional Catholics and to know that the Holy Mass is a sacrifice and not a show where the priest is the star and we are the co-actors.  No, Jesus is the only Star and we are simply His servants, there to adore, thank and receive Him into our souls.

Examination of Conscience for Catholic Priests

I found this examination of conscience for priests a while ago.  Since we need to be holy, we also need to examine our own consciences too.  I have adapted it a bit too.


1. “It is for their sakes that I sanctify myself, so that they, too, may be sanctified by the truth” (Jn 17:19).

Do I really take holiness seriously in my priesthood? Am I convinced that the success of my priestly ministry comes from God and that, with the grace of the Holy Spirit, I have to identify myself with Christ and give my life for the salvation of the world?

2. “This is my body” (Mt 26:26).

Is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass the centre of my spiritual life? Do I prepare well to offer Holy Mass? Do I devoutly offer the Holy Mass? Do I make an act of thanksgiving after Mass? Is the Mass the centre of my day in giving thanks and praise to God for his blessings? Do I have recourse to his goodness? Do I make reparation for my sins and for those of all mankind?

3. “Zeal for your house consumes me” (Jn 2:17).

Do I celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the rites and rubrics established by the Church? Do I celebrate Holy Mass with a right intention and according to the approved liturgical books? Am I attentive to the Blessed Sacrament conserved in the tabernacle and careful to renew it periodically? Do I pay due attention to the sacred vessels and ensure their purification and conservation? Do I wear the dignified, sacred vestments prescribed by the Church? Am I conscious that I act in persona Christi Capitis ?

4. “Remain in my love” (Jn 15:9).

Do I enjoy being in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, in meditation and in silent adoration? Am I faithful to the daily visit to the Blessed Sacrament? Is the tabernacle my true treasure?

5. “Explain the parable to us” (Mt 13:36).

Do I carefully make a daily meditation and try to overcome all distractions which separate me from God? Do I seek illumination from the Lord whom I pray? Do I assiduously meditate on the Sacred Scriptures? Do I carefully say my habitual prayers? Do I prepare my homily and preach the truth even though I will be persecuted for it.

6. It is necessary “pray always and without tiring” (Lk 18:1)

Do I pray all the hours of the Breviary every day in an dignified, attentive and devout manner? Am I faithful to my commitment to Christ in this important aspect of my priesthood, praying in the name of the entire Church?

7. “Come and follow me” (Mt 19:21).

Is the Lord Jesus Christ the true love of my life? Do I joyfully observe my commitment to love before God in celibate continence? Do I give in to impure thoughts, desires or actions? Do I indulge in improper conversation? Do I look at pornography? Have I allowed myself to be in the proximate occasion of sin against chastity? Do I observe custody of the eyes? Have I been prudent in my dealings with the various categories of persons? Does my life represent for the faithful a true witness to the fact that holy purity is possible, fruitful and joyful?  Do I offer Holy Mass in Mortal Sin?

8. “ Who are you?” (Jn 1:20).

In my daily life, am I weak, lazy or indolent? Do my conversations conform to a sense of the natural and supernatural that a priest should have? Am I careful to ensure that there are no elements of vanity or superficiality in my life? Are all my actions consistent with my priestly state? Do I wear the cassock or clerics? Can people see by my clothing I am a priest?

9. “The Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Mt. 8:20).

Do I love Christian poverty? Does my heart belong to God? Am I spiritually detached from everything else? Am I prepared to make sacrifices to better serve God? Am I prepared to give up my comforts, personal plans, and legitimate contacts, for God? Do I possess superfluous things? Do I make unnecessary expenditure or am I taken over by consumerism? Do I use my free time so as to be close to God remembering that I am always a priest – even at these times of rest or vacation? Do I waste time on Facebook, the web, watching movies or TV?

10. “You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to mere children” (Mt 11:25).

Am I guilty of the sins of pride: spiritual difficulties, susceptibility, irritation, unwillingness to forgive, tendencies to despondency, etc.? Do I ask God to give me the virtue of humility?

11. “And there flowed out blood and water” (Jn 19:34).

Am I convinced that when I act “in the person of Christ” that I am directly involved with the same Body of Christ, the Church? Can I sincerely say that I love the Church? Can I sincerely say that I strive with joy for her growth? Am I concerned for her interests, those of all her members and for the whole human race? Is Jesus Christ really my King I obey?

12. “You are Peter” (Mt 16:18).

Nihil sine Episcopo – nothing without the Bishop – was a saying of St Ignatius of Antioch. Are these words at the root of my ministry? Do I receive orders, counsels or correction from my Ordinary with docility? Do I pray often for the Holy Father? Am I in full communion with the Church’s teachings?

13. “Love one another” (Jn 13:34).

Have I been charitable in dealing with my brother priests? Does my egoism leave me indifferent to them? Have I criticised my brother priests? Have I supported those who are morally or physically ill? Am I committed to fraternal action so that no one is ever left alone? Do I treat all my brother priests and all of the laity with the charity and patience of Christ?

14. “I am the way, the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6).

Is my knowledge of the teaching of the Church as comprehensive as it should be? Do I assimilate and transmit her teachings? Am I conscious that to teach something contrary to the Magisterium, solemn or ordinary, is gravely abusive and causes damage to the faithful?  Do I withhold Catholic teachings out of fear of people getting angry and leaving the parish?  Do I let people dress immodestly?  Am I a priest who pleases people rather than pleasing God?

15. “Go and sin no more” (Jn 8:11).

Proclamation of the Word leads the faithful to the Sacraments. Do I regularly go to Confession? Do I confess my sins in accordance with my state of life and because of the sacred things with which I am involved? Do I generously offer times for the Sacrament of Penance? Am I available to the faithful for spiritual direction and do I set particular times aside for this purpose? Do I carefully prepare to instruct in catechesis? Do I preach with zeal and with the love of God? Do I make sure my parish’s catechism is Catholic doctrine?

16. “He called those to himself whom he willed and these went with him” (Mk 3:13).

Am I careful to promote vocations to the priesthood and to the religious life? Do I promote a greater awareness of the universal call to holiness among the faithful? Do I encourage the faithful to pray for vocations and for the sanctification of the clergy?

17. “The Man came not to be served but to serve” (Mt 20:28).

Have I sought to devote myself to others and serve them every day according to the demands of the Gospel? Do I give witness to the Lord’s charity by good works? Do I see the presence of Christ in the my Crosses and do I see in them the triumph of love? Is my daily activity marked by a spirit of service? Do I consider the exercise of my authority as a form of service?

18. “I thirst” (Jn 19:28).

Have I prayed and generously made sacrifices for the good of the conversion of the souls entrusted to my care by God? Do I discharge my pastoral duties? Am I solicitous for the salvation and sanctification of Holy Souls?

19. “Behold your son. Behold your mother” (Jn 19: 26-27).

Do I entrust myself completely to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Priests, with love and so to be able to love all the more her son Jesus Christ? Do I practice Marian devotion? Do I say the Rosary every day? Do I have recourse to her maternal intercession in my struggles with the devil, concupiscence, purity, and the world?

20. “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit” (Lk 23:44).

Am I solicitous in assisting and in administering the sacraments to the dying? In my personal meditation, in catechesis and in my preaching, do I give consideration to the Church’s teaching on the 4 Last Things (Death, Judgement, Heaven or Hell)? Do I ask for the grace of my own final perseverance? Do I ask the faithful to do likewise? Do I make frequent and devout suffrage for the souls in Purgatory?

God bless all you priests who are trying to be holy and helping your parishioners to be holy.  Jesus, the saints and in particular, St. John Vianney are our models of what it means to be a holy priest.  Mother Theresa said, “We do not need priests, we need holy priests”.

Holy Thursday and Good Friday 2014 Schedule St. Catherine Phoenix Az.

Last Supper_Pietro LORENZETTIHoly Thursday Last Supper Latin Mass will be at 6:00 pm tonight.  It will be followed with a procession to the Altar of Repose and adoration of the Holy Eucharist.  (Can you not pray one hour with Me).

Crucifixion_Christ_on_the_Cross_DELACROIX_Eug_neGood Friday at 3 pm (when Jesus died on the cross) there will be the Latin Passion Gospel of St. John, Veneration of a relic of the True Cross and Holy Communion.

St. John Bosco Chapel
6600 S. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85042

This Chapel is just one block south of St. Catherine of Siena Church.  It is part of St. Catherine’s Parish and is where the Latin Mass is said every Sunday at 10 am.

Priests Prepare for Holy Thursday Traditional Latin Mass

Holy Week is a terribly busy time for us priests.  Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday are the most important times of the Catholic year.

Holy ThursdaySo to start to get ready for Holy Thursday here is a simple list of what is needed;

1) 12 lay Men who will have their feet washed.  Bowl, picture, towels and seating.

2) Gold or white vestments for Mass.  White tabernacle veil, Cope and Humeral Veil.

3) The Altar of Repose decorated.

4) A Umberlino to hold over the Blessed Sacrament as you processes to the Altar of Repose.

Holy Thursday Latin Mass is to begin no earlier than 6 pm and no later than 8 pm.  There is no private mass to be offered this day.  The Gloria is said and bells are rung.  There are no more bells to be rung until Easter Vigil.

Last Supper_stained glass_Lawrence OPAfter the Homily,

1) Priest takes the chasuble and maniple off at sedilia.

2) Girds himself with a cloth.

3) Washes the right foot of the 12 laymen.

4) After washes his hands.

5) Puts on chasuble and maniple at sedilia.

6) Returns to the altar and prays an Our Father and responses and prayer.

Holy Mass continues;

1) Preface of Holy Cross

2) Says communicates for Holy Thursday in Canon, Hanc igtur, Quam oblatiionem, Qui pridie.

Holy Mass ends with the tabernacle empty.  So the ciborium is not replaced in the tabernacle, but left on the corporal until the procession.

To start the procession;

1) Take off chasuble and put on white cope.

2) Return to Altar to incense Sacred Host in ciborium.

3) With the incense first, followed by cross bearer and torch bearers.

4) Altar boy holds Umberlino over the priest as he processes to the altar of repose.

5) Once Ciborium is placed on corporal on Altar of repose, the priest kneels and incenses 3 X

6) Faithful stay in adoration.

7) Priest returns to sacristy to remove white vestments and put on purple stole.

8) Priest goes up to main altar to strip it while praying the antiphon.

Drugs, Sex, Violence, Lawyers or Traditional Catholic Love

As Catholic servants of Jesus, we do our little best to help save souls from hell.

hellissoI tried to go to court today to supporting a family whose son was racing and there was a fatality.  I went after Holy Mass and arrived late.  I ended up talking with a reporter outside the courthouse.  As I did, I saw the young people coming out, it was very sad.  Most were Mexicans (That means they were probably baptized Catholics) and they had tattoos and were dressed very immodestly.

photoOn the way back to St. Catherine’s, I took this photo of this lawyer’s add.  It shows exactly where our society is right now.  Sex, Violence and Drugs.  People are looking for love in the wrong places (Sex outside of Catholic marriage).  People are trying to fill up their emptiness with the wrong thing (drugs).  People are taking out their problems in the wrong way (violence).

Many Catholics thinks it is alright to smoke Marijuana, play violent video games, watch porn, have premarital sex and dress sexually.   And if by any chance we traditional Catholics happen to say anything about the sin of premarital sex, homosexual sex, or modesty, we get terribly persecuted.  We are condemned for not having enough compassion for sinners.

Progressive Catholicism is Permissive Catholicism.  Permissive Catholicism leads to needing lawyers for sex crimes, violence and drugs.

progressI often say:

“Give you children a good religious education or you will have to get them a Good Lawyer”.

“Go to confession or go to court”.

“If you do not call a priest, you will have to call a police”.

So as traditional Catholics we love God’s rules, we love the rubrics of the Holy Latin Mass and we love prayer.  But there also can be a danger for us of only seeing rules and rubrics, while forgetting why we keep them.  We need to remind ourselves that it is very important to do everything because we love God and our neighbor.

Yes, fight for rubrics that keep the Holy Mass sacred.  Teach others about sin and hell.  Fight immodesty and ask people to dress modestly.  But also, don’t forget to bring God’s love into our society so filled with Sex, Violence and Drugs.

The communist are very good at enforcing rules.  But they do it with violence, imprisonment and killing.   Because they are atheist, they do it without God and HIs love.

communism_doesn't_workWe traditional Catholics really do have God, who is LOVE.  For this reason we need to relax in His love and do all things with love and out of love.  Try it.  When you meet the next person, try putting love into the encounter.  When you go to Holy Latin Mass, bring along a lot of love.  After receiving Holy Communion, ask for the outpouring of God’s love into your soul and being.  After Holy Mass show love.  When you talk on the phone, show love.  At the store show love.  At work show love.

i love latin massWe are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and have God’s personal love.  Let us enjoy God’s love for us by reminding ourselves to enter into His loving embrace.  Lean your head upon the Jesus’ chest.  Hear His Sacred Heart beating for love of you.  When we relax in His love, we do not need drugs, sex, violence or lawyers.

10 More Wonderful Things About The Catholic Church Before Vatican II

A reader sent me a list to add on to mine.  This is all true.  WE LIVED IT.  WE SAW IT.  And WE HAVE SEEN IT DISAPPEAR.  No one can lie to us and say the Church is doing great today.  But we are doing our part to make it better.  And we are persecuted for it.  But it is well worth it.  Just look at the martyrs that came before us.

1462952_248808221941565_35869607_nAnd here are some more:
1. It was taken for granted that everyone abstained from meat on all Fridays and fasted during Lent. Public schools and national restaurant chains like McDonald’s served fish on Fridays.
2. Priests were always addressed respectfully by their last names, and we stood up when they entered the room.
3. Catholic schools had holidays on Holy Days of Obligation and nobody thought it was odd if kids took the day off from public school.
4. We made the sign of the cross when we passed a Catholic church. Men tipped their hats.
5. You did not have to search for the confessionals. They were prominent, and there were many hours for confession offered.
6. One of the most popular shows on TV was a Catholic bishop preaching (Bishop
Fulton Sheen).
7. Clergy were the heroes of films (e.g. The Bells of St Mary’s,) never the villains.
8. At the end of every low Mass we prayed for the end of Communism in Russia (Hail Mary, Hail Holy Queen, St Michael the Archangel) et al.) And our prayers were answered!
9. Parents would always check the Legion of Decency ratings before going to, or allowing children to go, to a movie.
10. Parishioners took a pledge annually to abide by the Legion of Decency. Movie producers knew it, too, and often toned down their films to as not to get an “X” rating.

12 Bad Things I Experienced Concerning Holy Communion Since Vatican II

One of the greatest sacrileges since Vatican II is how Jesus, (God), truly present in Holy Communion, is treated all over the world.

1) Particles of Jesus’ Body trampled on.  When people receive Holy Communion in the hand, particles remain on their palms and then fall on the church floor where everyone tramples on then everyday.  Next time you receive Holy Communion in the hand, wear black gloves and you will see exactly what I mean.  Even when this is said, people continue to receive God in the hand and walk all over Him.

Holy Communion_holy cardOne of the things I most regret as a priest is being obliged by the bishops of the United States to give Holy Communion in the hand.  The pope, bishops, and we priests, are going to have to explain to Jesus why we let His Body particles be trampled on.  This all happened when Rome gave an Indult (not a right, but permission) to countries where priests started breaking the rule and giving Holy Communion in the hand to please protestants (who protest that that is not truly God in Holy Communion).   All the people who have been told this and still receive in the hand will have to answer to God for it.

When giving Holy Communion in the Latin Mass, an altar boy puts a paten under the chin of the communicant as he receives.  Very often I see large particles of the Host on the paten.  I then wipe them off into the chalice after giving out Holy Communion.

holy_mass_elevation_christ_crucified2) Long lines of Catholics receiving Holy Communion.  Before Vatican II there were long lines for confession and short lines for Holy Communion.  Now, almost all present in the mass, go up for Holy Communion and very few go on a regular basis to confession.

3) Consecrated Hosts on the ground.   Several times I have actually found the Sacred Host on the ground.  People have brought me hosts they found in kleenexes.  Many people have told me about finding it in the gutter outside the church or on bathroom floors.  It is much harder to “throw Jesus out” when you receive Him on the tongue.

Phoenix SSPX First Holy Communion4) Holy Communion given to protestants, muslims and a dog.  I had to take the host away from a muslim that the Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister gave to her.  Many people, who are not Catholics, take Communion at funerals and weddings.  I was at a retreat where the priest gave communion (made out of Bisquick that has other ingredients than flour and water in it) to a protestant who then gave half of it to his dog.   The dog did not eat it and actually spit it out on to the ground.

5) The Precious Blood spilled.  Many times I have seen the Precious Blood spilled on the ground, and purificators soaked with blood.  At the Instillation Mass of Bishop Cordileone to the Oakland Diocese (before he became Archbishop of San Francisco), a deacon, some how, spelt the Precious Blood all over his alb.  He continued to walk down the main isle to where he was to give out the Precious Blood dripping the Blood all over the floor of the Oakland Cathedral.  People were wiping it up with their kleenexes.

6) A Bishop screaming at people for kneeling to receive Holy Communion.  Many times I had to experience the horrible abuse of people by them being screamed at and told to stand up when they knelt to receive Holy Communion.  (Before the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) allowed the bishop or priest to correct people for kneeling to receive.  The last edition removed that terrible part.) He also yelled at someone to stop kneeling for thanksgiving after everyone had received Holy Communion.

7) Altar Cloths full of particles of the Body of Christ.  In Mexico, the altar cloth was green for “ordinary” time.  I could see so many particles of Jesus all over it.  I tried to eat them all.  Here in the USA, every time one of the real big Host is broken, all sorts of particles shoot all over the altar cloth and floor.

5 - Adoration of the Eucharist, by Jeronimo Jacinto Espinosa, 16508) A priest calling a woman a “cookie worshipper”.   My friend who would adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament was called by a priest in my diocese a “cookie worshipper”.  That is what protestants call us Catholics because they say we are not adoring Jesus because He is not in the Host, instead we are only worshiping a “wafer”.  Jesus says in the Gospel of St. John Chapter 6, “This is my Body, This is My Blood”.  Who are we to correct Jesus.  He also said this in Matthew, Mark and Luke at the Last Supper.

9) Abuse of people who receive Holy Communion on the tongue.  A teenager girl friend of mine had the Host jammed into her tongue for kneeling and put out her tongue.  Many others were treated very badly and not given Holy Communion unless they received it in the hand and standing.

10) Jesus put in the closet.  At my brothers parish in Hollister California, for a long time Jesus was in a tabernacle way far away and in a tiny space.  In so many Catholic churches  you can no longer find Jesus in the Blessed Tabernacle.

11) No genuflection for Jesus in the Tabernacle.  Over and over again I see children, youth and adults make NO genuflection when walking in front of the tabernacle.  Some will make a sort of bow toward the altar and sometimes the Real Presence of Jesus in the tabernacle.

Séminaire de Caen12) Receiving Jesus In Holy Communion in Mortal Sin.  People have been told that all they need to do, when committing a mortal sin, is to tell God they are sorry.  It is extremely important to know that it is a very grave sacrilege to to receive Holy Communion without going to confession after a mortal sin.  St. Theresa of Avila says that the soul becomes dark and full of monsters (devils) after one mortal sin.  So when you receive Jesus in this condition, you force God to have to come into your demon filled soul.  I explain it this way. How would anyone feel if I were to dunk them in a septic tank full of poop.  They would be, understandingly, full of anger at me and would never forgive me for doing such terrible thing to them.  Yet it is a billion times worse to subject Jesus to our stenching soul full of vile sins.

Satan Before the Lord_GIAQUINTO, CorradoEach one of us traditional Catholic can make their own long list of spiritual horror stories.  We should keep telling them, because people think everything is just fine.  But looking at the Catholic Church from a God point of view, says just the opposite.

But we are not to be discouraged.  There still are some good bishops, priests, religious and people.  We just tell the spiritual horror stories to help change the situation and to help our Church become the Spotless Bride of Christ again.

20 Things I Experience In The Catholic Church Before Vatican II

A young man was listening to me talk to someone about the problems in the our Catholic Church.  He asked me; “What is wrong in the Catholic Church?”

This young man is too young to know how great the Catholic Church was before Vatican II.  Most people were not born then to know how healthy the Church was before.  All they have is now and no experience with what it was like in the Church before 1965.  They assume that the Church was always as it is now and that this is normal.  No, it is not normal.

triumph of the Church_ANDREA DA FIRENZEI did live before that time and am a living witness of how things were.  Here is a list of 20 things I experience then.

1) Many many vocations to the priesthood.  Full Seminaries and more being built.

2) Many many young priest.  Most parishes had a lot of priests.  Very few were homosexuals.

3) Everywhere I traveled, Mexico, Europe, Canada there was only one Tridentine Latin Mass.

4) Many many vocations to the religious life.  More and more convents were being built.

5) Nuns wore full habit and could be identified in public.

6) Many many Catholic schools taught by priests and nuns.

Winter Landscape with a Church_FRIEDRICH, Caspar David7) Beautiful church buildings that attracted you to go in and pray before the Blessed Sacrament.  (You could easily find Jesus in the Tabernacle on the High Main Altar and the red vigil lamp).

8) Most Catholics attended the Latin Mass with quiet devotion.

9) Everyone went to Holy Mass in their Sunday best.

10) All women and girls covered their heads with a veil or hat.

11) Women wore dresses to Holy Mass.

12) It was extremely rare to know of any divorced Catholics.

13) All families had a lot of happy children.

14) There were no sex abuse law suits.  (Sad to say there was some sexual abuse).

15) Catholics respected the Pope, bishops, priests and religious.

16) It was unheard of to live together before marriage in the church.

17) Most people went to confession often.

Blessed_Sacrament_fruit_wreath_detail_thumb18) All Catholics believed in the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

19) Catholics believe that the Catholic Church was the Only True Church founded by Jesus Christ.

20) Children knew their faith by studying the Baltimore Catechism (In the USA).

These were the Fruits of the Holy Spirit God produced before Vatican II.  No one can lie to me.  I personally experienced these fruits.  All of you, who are older, tell the true story to others who have absolutely no idea how wonderful the Church was before and how bad things have become since Vatican II.  All the young people know is what they experience today.  They think this is normal.

BlessedVirginMary 2The Catholic Church had problems before Vatican II.  In fact, there have been problems ever since Jesus founded it.  But it was way way better before and I lived those days and remember very well how everything began to change and get worse and worse.

We traditional Catholics are here to scream out loudly that there is a terrible virus, infection (progressive modernism) infecting the Church.  We pray and work to restore to health God’s beloved Catholic Church.  Yes the Gates of Hell will never prevail against Her, but we are the ones, with God’s help, to fight against the devils and the evil people who want to destroy the Mystical Body of Christ.

Jewish Rejection of Jesus Causes Temple To Be Destroyed Forever

Through out the Gospels and in particular the Passion Narrative, the rejection of Jesus by the Jews is very obvious.  Jesus foretells this in the parable of the vineyard and the tenants who kill the Son in order to get the Son’s inheritance (Jews).  Jesus says that the King will destroy those tenants and lease it out to other tenants (Gentiles).

destructionof3rdtempleJesus also foretold that the Jewish Temple would be destroyed for rejecting Him and that not a stone would be left upon a stone.  He also told the Samaritan woman that there would no longer be worship in Jerusalem or Samaria, but worship of the Father in Spirit and truth.  John 4: 23.  The Romans destroyed the Temple in 70 AD.

St. Chrysostom says that the destruction of Jerusalem was not just from the power of the Romans, but God’s special providence.  He wanted to stop the animal sacrifices of the Old Covenant that had been replaced by His Son Jesus’ New Covenant when He sacrificed on the Cross and continues this Holy Sacrifice at every Mass.   “As a physician, by breaking the cup, prevents his patient from indulging his appetite in a noxious draught; so God withheld the Jews from their sacrifices by destroying the whole city itself, and making the place inaccessible to all of them.”  St. John Chrysostom.

After Constantine’s death, the Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate wanted to help the Jews rebuild their temple to make animal sacrifices agains.  He did this to show that the Catholic teaching that we are the New People of God was wrong and that the sacrifice of Jesus was not the New Covenant.

When they attempted to do this, earthquakes, storms and actual fire balls stopped them from do this.  “This, however, is invariably affirmed and believed by all, that as they strove to force their way in by violence, the <Fire>, which burst from the foundations of the temple, met and stopped them, and one part it burnt and destroyed, and another it desperately maimed, leaving them a living monument of God’s wrath against sinners.” St. Gregory Nazianzen  Julian the Apostate died two years later.

510371-Dome_BST.jpg.540xThen in 689, the muslims build the Dome of the Rock on what the Knights Templars claim was the site of the Temple of Solomon.  So Jesus’ prediction has remained true and there will we no reconstruction of the Jewish Temple.  Many protestants support Israel because the incorrectly say that the second coming of Jesus will only happen when the temple is rebuilt.

Dome_of_Rock_Mt_Olives_2.jpg.540xThe Catholic Church is the new Living Temple (Mystical Body of Christ) not built by human hands and is a living temple.  This Living Temple can never be destroyed or replaced.  It can be disfigured, undermined, but never destroyed.  We traditional Catholics are here to purify and glorify this Holy Temple, the Holy Catholic Church.  We are also here to continue the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus Christ in an un-bloody form in the Sacred Mass of All Ages.