Friday, November 27, 2015

Book Recommendation: Corpus Christi. Hoy Communion and the Renewal of the Church

Corpus Christi 
Holy Communion and the Renewal of the Church

by Bishop Athanasius Schneider

"Preferential option for the poor": this formula is not only applicable to the marginalized, defenseless and vulnerable. "The Eucharistic Jesus ... is indeed the most poor, weak and defenseless in the Church," Bp. Schneider says. This book is a passionate plea for the faithful and the clergy to be aware of the supreme importance of receiving Our Lord with the appropriate preparation, devotion and reverence. The renewal of the Church cannot be brought about without a profound devotion to the Eucharist.

Referencing the lack of true devotion present in the attitudes of many in the presence of the Blessed sacrament, Bishop Schneider urges that “only when we try to cure this wound of the Eucharist, only then we will have a real and stable renewal of the Church. A Springtime.”

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Book Recommendation and Excerpts: Freemasonry. Mankind's Hidden Enemy

With Current Official Catholic Statements

by Br. Charles Madden, O.F.M.

A short, incisive examination of Freemasonry, giving a brief, clear overview of the subject. Quotes Leo XIII's famous encyclical On Freemasonry (1884) and proves that it is a significant danger to Catholicism today. Gives current official Catholic statements; intended to end confusion about Catholics joining this cult. New material includes "Masons and Mafias," discussing the partnership of these two groups in Europe; and Appendix F, "Kadosh--30th Degree," which describes a Masonic ceremony which involves trampling on the papal tiara.

Why Freemasonry is the “Hidden Enemy”

In the United States, Freemasonry has a benign reputation among most people, including many Catholics. Hence we refer to it as the “Hidden Enemy”—hidden because Freemasonry is a secret society; enemy because both by word and deed it has proved itself again and again implacably hostile to all Christianity, and in particular to the Catholic Church. It has shown itself a corrupting influence on all mankind.

Fact: The Church’s stance on Freemasonry continues unchanged

What is the Catholic Church’s position on Freemasonry today? In the 1960s and 1970s a certain amount of confusion arose due to a looser interpretation of penalties for Catholics who became members and to a misguided ecumenism, both of which resulted in some Catholics joining Masonic lodges with the approval of some clergy. However, after the new Code of Canon Law was issued (1983), the Holy See clarified the canon on secret societies (canon 1374)—in which Freemasonry is not mentioned by name—by stating clearly that membership in the Masons is forbidden to all Catholics and that membership is a serious sin which automatically denies Holy Communion to any Catholic who joins them. Local Bishops may not make exceptions to this rule, this not being within their competence.
Subsequently, the U.S. Bishops declared Freemasonry irreconcilable with Catholicism—indeed, with any form of Christianity.

This article was excerpted from Freemasonry: Mankind’s Hidden Enemy, Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1995.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Photos of Requiem Mass for All Souls with Bishop Morlino

Photos from the Pontifical Requiem at the Throne offered by His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino. The Mass was offered for all the deceased priests and bishops of the diocese.

More here:

Say It Like It Is

The Greatest Gift

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Deceived Catholics

Catholic Mass Lectionary Omits Anti-Homosexualism Verses from Romans 1

Why do Catholics in America support homosexuality proportionately more than the general population?
Two reasons: lack of authentic Catholic teaching regarding homosexuality…and the Church removed one of the clearest Bible verses on homosexuality from the lectionary:
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One of the very unfortunate results of the New Lectionary is that verses that might be deemed offensive have been removed from our liturgical celebrations. (I’ve written about how three “offensive” Psalms were removed from the Liturgy of the Hours after 1971 here.)

Verses against Homosexuality Removed from Current Lectionary

An example of the removal of offensive passages is from the readings of last week, where the reading of Saint Paul against homosexuality (including female lesbianism) in Romans 1:26-32 is notably removed from the cycle. Below are the readings for the 28th Week in Ordinary Time (Lectionary 468 and 469):
Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 468
Reading 1 ROM 1:16-25
Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 469
Reading 1 ROM 2:1-11
So what’s missing? Romans 1:26-32 is clipped out. Yet this passage at the end of Romans 1 is thelocus classicus for Paul’s theology against homosexual behavior and it also forms the cited passage in the Catechism of the Catholic Church for its teaching:
CCC Para. 2357. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law.”
In the footnotes in the CCC for this passage, you’ll find the citation for Romans 1:26-32. So if this passage is important for the Saint John Paul II’s Catechism, why is it skipped over in theLectionary?

The Missing Romans 1:26-32

Here is the skipped passage in full:
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural [Paul calls lesbianism is “unnatural”]27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, mencommitting shameless acts with men [male homosexual acts are “shameless acts”] and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error[homosexual acts are an “error” with “due penalty”]
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. 29 They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32 Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but also approve those who practice them[those that approve of homosexual acts and any of the sins above deserve to die according to “God’s decree”]
This passage is inspired by the Holy Spirit – by the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. This is not a politically correct passage of the Bible, but it’s just as true as John 3:16. We may not read it at Mass, but we need to accept it as “inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16).
Why is it omitted from the cycle of Romans for the Catholic Mass?
Is there a bishop out there who will ask the Holy Father to have this verse included in the Mass readings of Roman Rite? In this time of crisis, we need a Saint John the Baptist who defends God’s teaching on human sexuality against the Herod’s that compromise God’s loving law.
Taylor Marshall, PhD

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Catholicism is the law of life . . . 



everything that departs from it one 

iota is disorder, deception and 


- Juan Donoso Cortes, Marquis of Valdegamas

Monday, September 14, 2015

Synod primer: Explosive video featuring three prelates speaking on adultery, homosexuality in blunt terms


September 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The first hard-hitting words by orthodox cardinals and archbishops about the “current crisis” in the Catholic Church have been sounded. Previous comments by Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke have been more guarded but as the Synod nears, the reality of a looming schism in the Church has pushed him and other Church leaders to a painful willingness to be frank in publicly warning about the seriousness of what is facing the Church. 

Speaking to the idea proposed in the mid-term report of the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family and repeated by various bishops’ conferences, he says, “It is heresy to teach that homosexual relations are not disordinate or are not disordered or have positive elements.”