I wish you all a most blessed Feast of All Saints of the Seraphic Order!


The Traditional Franciscan Calendar is available at the following link:





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In this linked sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, St Bernard asks: “Yet why is it that of the Three Persons in the Most Holy Trinity, it is not the Father who comes, nor the Holy Spirit, but the Son?”.


St Bernard challenges us how not to take the meaning of Advent for granted.


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The following article is taken from the April 1921 issue of the Franciscan Herald.



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The following comment, in green font, is from Fr. Raphael, O.S.B., in response to my request to give me feedback regarding “A Refutation of a Catechetical Refutation”.  I have the permission of Fr. Raphael to publish it.


Dear Tony,


I liked your paper from the beginning to end.  I think it is beautifully profound and you draw the same conclusions I did.


My blessings.


Fr. Raphael, O.S.B.


Fr. Raphael linked to the web page containing my paper in the Winter 2016 issue of his monastery bulletin. The following is the portion of my paper that he also included in the same bulletin:


“As for those of us who want to remain wholly faithful to Archbishop Lefebvre, the modern day St. Athanasius, let us continue his fight.  We must reject the Novus Ordo Mass wholesale.  We must never celebrate it, actively attend it, or advise others ‘in a positive manner’ to actively attend it.”


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I wish you all a most blessed Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Patroness of the Third Order Secular of St. Francis!



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You may download here the Winter 2016 Bulletin of the Monastery of St. Joseph in Ecuador with Fr. Raphael, O.S.B., as the Prior.  Father and his four monks had to move to Ecuador from Colombia due to problems they had encountered.  Thank God that all the monks remained firm together during their crisis.  And what better land to move to than that of Our Lady of Good Success!  The bulletin shows pictures of their new home.


Fr. Raphael is a warrior of Our Lady.  He makes no compromises with the Novus Ordo Mass and is a red lighter.  He is faithful to the saintly Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and opposes the errors of those who have abandoned the Archbishop’s position(s).  I thank him for providing a link in this bulletin to “A Refutation of a Catechetical Refutation”, which I wrote to tear apart the erroneous ideas and principles that Mr. Sean Johnson presented in trying to defend Bishop Richard Williamson’s comments regarding active attendance at the Novus Ordo Mass.


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The Leaven of Holiness

13 November 2016

In this linked sermon, St John Chrysostom poses this question: “Were anyone to give you the power of choosing between raising the dead in His Name, or dying in His Name, tell me which would you choose?”
Pages 378 -381 of the attached document (which are pages 352 to 355 of the book itself).


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In his introduction to Fr Hesse’s conference, Fr Trinchard says: “Be open to hearing a radical and shocking exposure of the Catholic Faith where our generation hasn’t the foggiest notion of what a Catholic is.”
Fr Hesse briefly discusses the SV position and rules it out. Fr Hesse says that SVs like to rely on the Apostolic Bull of Pope Paul IV Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio which says that a heretic cannot become Pope. He explains that the election of the Supreme Pontiff is a canonical election, which is an act of administration and is therefore not infallible. Papal election is an act of administration, not a sacrament. It is not a theological procedure, therefore there cannot be an infallible pronouncement on it. He states that the Bull is infallible as far as doctrinal statements are concerned, but it cannot be infallible as far as administrative rules are concerned. These rules have been changed by subsequent Popes a couple of dozen times in Church History.
Throughout these conferences, Father stresses the importance of distinctions, this time between Positive Human Law, Church Law and Divine Law.
Father gives an overview of the history of ABL and why he started the SSPX. Father would be scandalized to see today’s SSPX maintain that the NOM has been properly promulgated. He always maintained that the NOM is against Divine Law (which means is illicit and therefore is offensive to God).
At the 30 minute mark, Father notes that Rome offered ABL a special organization of Pontifical Right wherein he could continue forming seminarians in the old Rite. The organization would have been headed by a commission of seven members: five chosen by the Vatican, one Bishop chosen by Rome and one member chosen by the SSPX. Father explains that Rome had no right to give special permission; instead Rome should have done away with the New Rite.
From the 34 minute mark on, Fr Hesse warns why the SSPX of his day were right not to want to place themselves under the administrative authority of Rome. He explains that the sole reason for the creation of the FSSP was to take people and priests away from the SSPX. He explains why the FSSP are formally in heresy. He re-iterates: “The new Rite is against Divine Law.”
Fr Hesse quotes Pope Innocent III on whether or not to receive doubtful Sacraments, saying that you always must adopt the safer course – which is Church Doctrine. You are not allowed to take chances with the Sacraments. If you take chances with the Sacraments, you are in sin.
History has a tragic way of repeating itself. Fr Hesse conducted this conference in 1997 and was happy that ABL turned down a possible agreement with Conciliar Rome and chose to remain Roman Catholic.
Compare the wisdom of ABL to the folly of Bishop Fellay who today has still not learned from his predecessors and is seeking an agreement with Conciliar Rome. Perhaps Bishop Fellay et al should listen to the conferences of Canon Hesse. His sanity is at stake!

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Twenty-fifth Sunday After Pentecost (Fifth Sunday after Epiphany)

Sunday Sermons Volume 1, page 329 paragraph 26

And when the blade was sprung up, and had, etc.
CHRYSOSTOM. As above: In what follows He accurately describes the character of heretics: And when the blade as sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared also the cockle. At first heretics conceal themselves. When however they have acquired a certain security, should anyone enter into conversation with them, they begin to pour out their poison.
AUGUSTINE, as above: Or again: when man begins to be spiritual, looking carefully into all things, then errors begin to reveal themselves to him. For he recognises in what he hears or reads, that which is opposed to the rule of faith; and until he has become strengthened in these same spiritual things error will have power over him. It is for this reason that so many of the falsities of the heretics come out from under the Christian name.


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