Prayer Request

20 May 2015

A parishioner requests prayers for a priest in Asia. Please add this priest to the intentions of your family prayers.

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More and more people of the conciliar church are acknowledging the destruction being wreaked by Pope Francis on the Catholic Faith.  Let us hope that the trend continues and that they finally come to realize (as the author of the reply below does) that the answer is the full restoration of Catholic Tradition and not a return to the “hermeneutic of continuity” of Pope Benedict XVI as many, even in the neo-SSPX, think the answer lies.  The Second Vatican Council and the post-conciliar reforms, especially the Novus Ordo Missae, must be condemned wholesale and placed on the Index of Forbidden Books.  When that day arrives (and it will), I will sing a “Te Deum”!


The following is an article taken from this link:


Italian author Alessandro Gnocchi (b. 1959) writes a weekly column called Fuori Moda (“Old-Fashioned”) for the Riscossa Cristiana web site, in which he answers questions people send him. In the February 4, 2015 installment, Gnocchi responds to a lady named Lisetta, who asks, with all the evidence he has provided about “Pope” Francis’ denial of Catholic truths, would it not be easier to “say what [Antonio] Socci says” about Francis, namely, that Jorge Bergoglio is not in fact a valid Pope.


The following is Gnocchi’s explosive reply:


Dearest Lisetta,


It’s true that, as you suggest, “it would be easier to say what Socci says of Bergoglio”. But it would be wrong in terms of the content and in terms of the method. I will try to explain it to you in a way that you might find schematic but, I hope, clear.


1. It is a fact and not an opinion that [Jorge] Bergoglio is destroying the Catholic Church — and I emphasize “Catholic” — with even admirable energy. But I do not agree with those who say that this is done in the name of an undeclared Third Vatican Council and, therefore, that the remedy would be the correct application of the Second Vatican Council. The disasters that led the Church to the edge of the cliff and many Catholics to lose their faith, come precisely from the correct application of the Second Vatican Council: not from its spirit, but from its words.


2. I have said this many times and I will not tire of repeating it: This Church deserves this Pope. Or better still, this Pope is the perfect expression of this Church, which is less and less Catholic, time after time. If tomorrow Benedict XVI would come back to the Chair of Peter, nothing would change, and the process of self-destruction would continue without interruptions, as it happened during the pontificate of [Joseph] Ratzinger and his conciliar and post-conciliar predecessors. It is evident that the virus was injected a long time ago, although it did not show up in magisterial documents until Vatican II.


3. I consider it a useless waste of intellectual energies to put together complex and even striking arguments about Bergoglio not being the Pope, so as to be able to criticize him. A Catholic can denounce, even fiercely, all the errors that are committed in matters of Faith by a Pope, although knowing that he is the Pope. In addition: If such a Catholic has the ability and the prestige to do so and he does not, he commits a grave wrong before God and the people.


4. I consider a bit ridiculous, and very pathetic, the thought process of those who deny the facts because they are then obliged to change their theory. Often you can hear someone to argue in this way: “We cannot say that this statement or this behavior of the Pope are wrong because then we should say that he is not infallible”. And they conjure up all sorts of mysterious interventions, summoning the name of the Holy Ghost, in vain. But an error is an error, whoever commits it. And, in fact, if this error is committed by the Pope, it means that even he himself, except under certain exceptional conditions, is not infallible.


5. I do not have the ability, the competence, or the role to say whether Bergoglio is Pope or not. I am not able to judge if the reconstruction of the procedures of the last conclave should make his election null. I take note that nobody taking part in the conclave ever affirmed this thesis [of Socci], at least openly. When they do, I will be happy to take their opinion into account. At the same time, the opinion of a layman like me, and I am a layman in theology and canon law regarding this topic, I value as close to zero.


6. Having said this, the fact that I don’t think I can say that Bergoglio is not the Pope is not a matter of being afraid to take the last step in my reasoning. I am not able to say if Bergoglio is not the Pope: But I am able to say, and I do say, that he is not Catholic, in almost all his declarations and acts. This is the last step in my reasoning and I think it is harder and more painful than the step of the ones who say that Bergoglio is not the Pope. I believe that you can acknowledge that; if I were to realize that a further step is needed, I would take it.


7. I do not know why our Lord permits this agony, I do not know why He allows the visible guide of the Church to act in a conscious way to destroy it. I do not pretend to know the reason for all this, but I am humble enough to accept the facts, because everything that God allows, even evil, is always in view of a good, perhaps one that we cannot even imagine. For sure, a desolation like this is not a reward. We have to pay for our personal sins. But I think that we are paying also for the sins of those who came before us, particularly the sins of the pastors who, at the time, had the obligation to defend the flock of sheep from the wolves, opposing the drift, but didn’t do so. With ten — I do not say a hundred — only ten Mgr. [Marcel] Lefebvres, instead of only one, probably today we would not be in a such a pitiful condition.


8. When I say that I am humble enough to accept the facts, I do not mean that one should not oppose evil, injustice and the betrayal of the faith. I only say that we must fight for what is good, for truth, and for the salvation of our souls, and for the glory of God, without cooking up excuses that cannot withstand the test of facts. Otherwise we would be defeated from the very beginning.


Alessandro Gnocchi

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Earlier today, young Br. Francis was invested by Fr. David Hewko with the cord of St. Francis of Assisi to become the first invested member in New York State of the Archconfraternity of the Cord of St. Francis under the direction of the SSPX-Marian Corps.  Deo gratias!  Br. Francis took this name in honour of the Seraphic Father himself.  Below is a video of the ceremony.


Remember thou keep holy the Lord’s day.
Third Commandment


Our Lady relayed the anger of Her Son at La Salette: “I gave you six days to work, I kept the seventh for Myself, and no one wishes to grant it to Me. This is what weighs down the arm of my Son so much.” Working on a Sunday, for private profit, is against the Third Commandment. Causing others to do servile work, for private profit, on a Sunday, is against the Third Commandment.
It is repugnant. It is imprudent. It is sinful. What? It is the fact that a priest gave a presentation at a retail establishment, on a Sunday. The presentation was done during regular retail hours. The person is the Society of St. Pius X’s District Superior of Canada, Father Daniel Couture.
On Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (regular hours include Sundays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Winnipeg, Grant Park, in the Atrium, at the “iconic McNally Robinson Booksellers”, there was A presentation from Rev. Fr. Daniel Couture, SSPX. The store advertisement stated:
Fr. Daniel Couture will deliver a talk about Archbishop Lefebvre, “the exemplary, leading, inspiring and formidable figure in the Church” and “one of the most fascinating characters of the 20th century”. He will present a glimpse into the many roles that this great prelate exercised in the Catholic Church, such as Archbishop of Dakar, Apostolic Delegate to French Africa, Assistant to the Papal Throne, Superior General of the Holy Ghost Fathers and founder of the Society of St. Pius X, and his crucial role to defend and preserve the Tradition, Doctrine and Faith of the Catholic Church.


The SSPX Canada website referenced the event:
On Sunday afternoon, Fr. Couture gave a presentation on the book Marcel Lefebvre: The Biography, written by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais at the iconic McNally Robinson Booksellers.


In the midst of shoppers purchasing The Hermetic Code, where “ . . . writers Carolin Vesley and Buzz Curie chronicle local scholar Frank Albo’s search to uncover the Masonic ambitions of the building’s architect, Frank Worthington Simon. Concealed in the building’s architecture is a spine-tingling trail of occult clues . . .” or, perhaps, for their reading pleasure they were Sunday shopping for a copy of Polyamorous Love Song, a piece of fiction that treats the reader to stories about “. . . a group of “New Filmmakers” that devises increasingly unexpected sexual scenarios with complete strangers, to a secret society that concocts a virus that only infects those on the political right . . .”.

Regardless of their particular reading penchant, shoppers found a Catholic priest speaking, but not against Sunday shopping. Nope, he was there promoting a good book on a bad choice of days, a Sunday. What an example this must have been for the shoppers and the poor workers, too!
The neo-SSPX is increasingly compromising the First and Second Commandments by doing the Argentine Tango with the Conciliar Church and, now, the Third has been thrown to the wind by a district superior. Three down, seven more to go . . .
Caution: your agenda seems to be showing!
For, no matter how great may be men’s cleverness in concealing and their experience in lying, it is impossible to prevent the effects of any cause from showing, in some way, the intrinsic nature of the cause whence they come.[1]


God help us!
Sr. Michaela Raphaela
[1] Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus (Encyclical Letter on Freemasonry), April 20, 1884, p. 6., (Tan Books, 1978).

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On Thursday May 14, 2015 (Ascension Day), Sr. Mariana was invested by Fr. David Hewko with the cord of St. Francis of Assisi to become the first invested member in Ontario of the Archconfraternity of the Cord of St. Francis under the direction of the SSPX-Marian Corps.  Deo gratias!  Sr. Mariana took this name in honour of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, the Conceptionist nun who received apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Ecuador during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  Our Lady of Good Success prophesied about the evils of our times.


Information about the Archconfraternity of the Cord of St. Francis may be found here.


We thank a gentleman who assists at Masses hosted by the Our Lady of Good Success Mission for recording these videos of the sermon and conference given by Fr. David Hewko on Thursday May 14, 2015 in Milton, Ontario.  Audio only versions of the sermon and conference were first posted here.



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A young parishioner who was in the hospital in Toronto is back home with his family. May his health continue to improve!

Deo Gratias!




TE DEUM laudamus: te Dominum confitemur. O GOD, we praise Thee: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.
Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur. Everlasting Father, all the earth doth worship Thee.
Tibi omnes Angeli; tibi Caeli et universae Potestates; To Thee all the Angels, the Heavens and all the Powers,
Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant: all the Cherubim and Seraphim, unceasingly proclaim:
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Pleni sunt caeli et terra maiestatis gloriae tuae. Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.
Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus, The glorious choir of the Apostles,
Te Prophetarum laudabilis numerus, the wonderful company of Prophets,
Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus. the white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.
Te per orbem terrarum sancta confitetur Ecclesia, Holy Church throughout the world doth acknowledge Thee:
Patrem immensae maiestatis: the Father of infinite Majesty;
Venerandum tuum verum et unicum Filium; Thy adorable, true and only Son;
Sanctum quoque Paraclitum Spiritum. and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
Tu Rex gloriae, Christe. O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!
Tu Patris sempiternus es Filius. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem, non horruisti Virginis uterum. Thou, having taken it upon Thyself to deliver man, didst not disdain the Virgin’s womb.
Tu, devicto mortis aculeo, aperuisti credentibus regna caelorum. Thou overcame the sting of death and hast opened to believers the Kingdom of Heaven.
Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes, in gloria Patris. Thou sitest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
Iudex crederis esse venturus. We believe that Thou shalt come to be our Judge.
Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni: quos pretioso sanguine redemisti. We beseech Thee, therefore, to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.
Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis in gloria numerari. Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.
V. Salvum fac populum tuum, Domine, et benedic hereditati tuae. V. Save Thy people, O Lord, and bless Thine inheritance!
R. Et rege eos, et extolle illos usque in aeternum. R. Govern them, and raise them up forever.
V. Per singulos dies benedicimus te. V. Every day we thank Thee.
R. Et laudamus nomen tuum in saeculum, et in saeculum saeculi. R. And we praise Thy Name forever, yea, forever and ever.
V. Dignare, Domine, die isto sine peccato nos custodire. V. O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day.
R. Miserere nostri, Domine, miserere nostri. R. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.
V. Fiat misericordia tua, Domine, super nos, quemadmodum speravimus in te. V. Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in Thee.
R. In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum. R. O Lord, in Thee I have hoped; let me never be put to shame.


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The May 2015 issue of the Recusant is now available here for download.

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2015 05 14 – Fr. David Hewko Sermon – Ascension Thursday – Milton, ON






2015 05 14 – Fr. David Hewko Conference – Milton, ON

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Br. Francis of the Immaculate Heart of Mary residing in Oregon has joined the Fraternity of St. Mary of the Angels.  Deo gratias!  He was professed into the Third Order Secular of St. Francis on October 28, 2007 (Feast of the Christ the King) by Abbot Bishop John Hesson, O.S.B., under the direction of Fr. Victor Mroz, O.F.M. Conv., who was a spiritual son of St. Maximilian Kolbe.


We welcome Br. Francis to the fraternity.


The fraternity members list has been updated.

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