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Blessed Cardinal Henry Newman upon the ancient Rite 

Blessed. Cardinal John Henry Newman upon the unchangeable ancient Roman Rite of Rome. He mentions the third century since Pope Saint Gregory I had codified the ancient Roman Rite within the Roman / Western Rite Church, later being repeated by Pope Euguene The Third through Cardinal Torcumalta, Pope Pius III, Pope Pius V, The Council of Trent, and Pope Pius X in Tre La Secollundini for all time, henceforth it is unchangeable and no new rites can be constructed by any Pope, Cardinal, Bishop, Priest etc. 


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Pope Pius XII upon the universal tongue of the Church


Today marks the 47th anniversary of the death of Pope Pius XII of venerable memory. I pray that this pope becomes canonized some day along with Pope Pius the 9th, Pope Leo XIII, and Pope Clement XII. We need more holy popes in these dark times.

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Why Traditionalists object to a new liturgy: Dogma. 

Not only is Catholic doctrine and dogma handed down through Scripture, it is handed down by Sacred Tradition as well. Objectively speaking, the ancient and Apostolic liturgies celebrated and handed down by the early church are apart of Sacred Tradition since it expresses what the Church believes, as Saint Basil explains. This is the very reason why we Catholics who uphold Tradition are very strict when it comes to properly celebrating the liturgy, simply because we wouldn’t want souls to be harmed by innovation and blasphemy. But then again, what good Catholic would?

When the Protestant heresy was spreading throughout the West in the 16th century after Martin Luther and other Protestant theologians and founders were in protest against Catholic doctrine and Dogma, the Church has responded with a Ecumenical Council called the Council of Trent. At this council the heresies of Protestantism were condemned since they are heretical in their nature and both contradict and challenge Church teaching. 

At this Sacred Council inspired by The Holy Ghost, Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Pius V – who headed the council after Pope Paul III of good memory passed away – infallibly ordered that new liturgies cannot be constructed for the very reason that heresies, abuses, blasphemies, and innovations are within them and will only destroy the faith of many. As Saint Thomas Aquinas has stated: The Law of Prayer is the Law of belief, or the way we pray is the way we believe: Lex Oriendi, Lex Credendi. 

Granted, it explains why we Roman Catholics that are faithful to the magisterium object to the illicit construction of a new liturgy that was released after the Second Vatican Council: that being the Novus Ordo Mass. It is a fact, and yes I have proof, that the constructors of the Novus Ordo mass were 6 Protestant Ministers and a excommunicated Freemason (since affiliation with the Masonic sect is a automatic excommunication), that being Archbishop Bugini, or as the Masons called him: Brother Buan. 

He himself has made it known in his own writings that his intention was to create a new liturgy that would be pleasing to those within the Protestant congregations so that we may not cause a division. 
“We must strip from our Catholic prayers and from the Catholic liturgy everything which can be the shadow of a stumbling block for our separated brethren that is for the Prostestants.” – Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, main author of the New Mass, L’Osservatore Romano, March 19, 1965
Some would ask: “Wouldn’t making a liturgy that we can all agree upon only unite all Christians? Isn’t this a good thing and will only help build bridges and convert people back to the church?” 

While it is good that there is the intention to convert non Catholics for the salvation of their soul, it is impossible to make a liturgy that would be pleasing to all religions simply because we all uphold different beliefs, ours being orthodox while non Catholics are heterodox and heretical. If we would make a “ecumenical liturgy”, we would have to depart from Sacred Tradition and remove Catholic identity, but even worse, Catholic doctrine and dogma itself. 

Since Jesus founded the Roman Catholic Church in which teaches His Truth (1 Cor 3:15), The Church cannot ever change Her Teachings since Christ’s teachings doesn’t change for the very fact that He is Truth Himself. If truth were to “evolve” as the modernists suggests, that would mean that Christ is a liar which is only blasphemy. But we as Catholics know this isn’t true since Christ’s Words will never pass away. “Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.” (Matt 24:35)

Plus, to water down the faith in order to ‘convert’ those outside the Church would never be a true conversion since they would still uphold their heterodox beliefs and practices. The watering down of the faith to be more appealing to non Catholics for ‘conversion’ is a error that Pope Leo XIII has condemned: that being the heresy of Americanism. 

So where does this leave us? It shows that we as the Church Militant are in a crises worse than we have ever seen before. But we must have Hope and trust in Our Lady, for Her Immaculate Heart will triumph as She has promised at Fatima in 1917 since She has warned in the Third Secret that a great apostasy will come from the Top, therefore the crises of faith after Vatican 2. So what do we do? We pray, Hope, and don’t worry as Padre Pio recommended. We stick to Tradition. We pray and work towards Catholic restoration. We combat heresy. We stay in the state of grace. We educate ourselves in the faith. We pray and work towards the restoration of the true Mass within the Roman Rite parishes, that being the Traditional Latin Mass (heck even the Ambrosian and Mozarabic since Trent accepted them!) 

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Bishop Fellay consecrates the parish of Our Lady of Sorrows

Here are some pictures and videos below that a dear friend of mine shared with me since she attends this parish herself. Also, please keep her in your prayers, she’s discerning the religious life. 



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The Latin Rites of the Catholic Church


Mass celebrated in the ancient Ambrosian Rite Liturgy

Attention, there are several forms of The Traditional Latin Mass. You heard me right. There is one error that I found that many Catholics do not cover when it comes to the liturgy; that being proper terminology. When referring to what Pope Benedict XVI called the “Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite”: we commonly identify that as the “Traditional Latin Mass”.

In the Catholic Church we have what are called “Sui Juris Churches” meaning “Churches of their own law”. in which consist of 23 Churches with their own apostolic and ancient liturgy in communion with Rome. 
The Church with the highest population is called the Roman Catholic Church, The Latin Church, The Western Rite, Latin Rite etc. while the remaining 22 Churches belong to what is called the “Eastern Rites”, such as the Maronites, Ukrainian Byzantine rite, Chaldean, Coptic, Syriac, Melkite Byzantine etc in which are all under their own patriarchs in communion with the Pope of Rome; therefore the term “Catholic” in which means “universal” since Holy Mother Church is so diverse.
 Since today I will be covering the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, I will list the following rites in which the Roman Church still practices till this day. These rites list as the following:
1. The Roman Rite (Extraordinary Form being the proper form and the Sarum Rite (Anglican use from the 11th century)
2. Ambrosian

4. Mozarabic.

Each and every single one of these rites are passed down from the apostles through the Early Church Fathers, therefore the council of trent’s codification for each of these rites that were to be accepted for all time since they were older than 200 years old. To the every day Catholic, each of these rites are absolutely foreign due to the fact that the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (The True Roman rite) has been lost and forgotten after Vatican II due to liturgical experimentation with a new liturgy – in which did nothing but harm the faith; not to mention break divine law of Pope Pius V – and because most of these liturgies are only celebrated in specific dioceses, for example: the Ambrosian Rite in Milan Italy.  
Because of the fact that each of these liturgies are celebrated in Latin and are apostolic , ad Orientem, and ancient just like the Roman rite (Traditional Latin Mass); I would argue that these liturgies are also “Traditional Latin Masses”, however, different rites. So to put it simple, there is more than one form of what we know as the “Traditional Latin Mass”, however, we simply identify the “Latin Mass” as what we commonly know as the ancient Roman Rite. So for those of you who are new to Traditional Catholicism; do not be surprised when you see differences in the Ambrosian and the Mozarabic liturgy. What differences?
One good example would be that in the Ambrosian Rite, they incense the altar and the faithful ‘clock wise’ while we incense back and forth within the Roman Rite. Interesting huh? Also, while we solemnly sing Gregorian Chant, these other sacred Latin Rites have their own form of apostolic chant with their own names. You guessed it. Ambrosian and Mozarabic Chant. So I have some homework for you, learn your Latin Rite heritage and learn more about these rites that have been forgotten about. Tell Jimmy Papist that I sent you! Pax


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The lighting of candles

“It is a great pleasure to watch a well-trained server light or extinguish candles. It is an art, and in many places a lost art, owing to the hurry, want of method, and carelessness of the one who lights them.” -Brother Dom Matthew Britt (OSB) 

Remember, brothers, first genuflect (off of the altar step), then first light the candle closest to the tabernacle upon the epistle side, step off of the altar step and genuflect in front of it (in the middle), then repeat the routine on the gospel side.

 When extinguishing candles, you repeat this is the reverse order. (Gospel side then Epistle). Note: for a low mass, only the two low candles are lit. 

Catholic encyclopedia; “(4) At low Mass celebrated by any bishop, four candles are usually lighted, although the “Caeremoniale Episcoporum” (I, cap. xxix, n. 4) prescribes this number only for the more solemn feasts, and two on feasts of lower rite. 

(5) At a strictly low Mass celebrated by any priest inferior to a bishop, whatever be his dignity, only two candles may be used.” 

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Know your vestments part 2. Slide 2/2

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Know your liturgical colors


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The Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Octave Day of St. John the Baptist


This feast was instituted only in 1849, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the Sacraments were brought forth through His Blood. The special beauty of this feast is its centering of our attention directly on the Blood of Christ, a short cut to the heart of revelation. In these days we need to think of the Passion of Christ; we do not know how God is going to test us. Devotion to the Precious Blood is a fundamental, sane approach to God. It is hard and painful; it will help us to steel our own hearts against weakness.
INTROIT Apoc. 5:9-10You have redeemed us, O Lord, with Thy Blood, out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us for our God a kingdom.

Ps. 88:2. The mercies of the Lord I will sing forever; my mouth shall proclaim Your truth through all generations.

V. Glory be . . .



O Almighty and Eternal God, You willed that the world should be redeemed and the sins of man atoned for by the shedding of the Blood of Your Only-Begotten Son. May we on this solemn feast pay fitting honor to the Precious Blood that was the price of our salvation; may that Blood defend us against the evils of our present life so that we may enjoy its everlasting fruit in heaven. Through our Lord . . .


EPISTLE Heb. 9:11-15

Brethren: But Christ, being come an high Priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hand, that is, not of this creation: Neither by the blood of goats or of calves, but by his own blood, entered once into the Holies, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who by the Holy Ghost offered himself unspotted unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God? And therefore he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death for the redemption of those transgressions which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance, in Christ Jesus our Lord.


GRADUAL I John 5:5, 7-8

This is He who came in water and in blood, Jesus Christ: not in the water only, but in the water and in the blood.

V. There are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these Three are One. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, and the water, and the Blood; and these three are one.


Alleluia, alleluia! V. John 5:9

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. Alleluia!


GOSPEL John 19:30-35

At that time, Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: “It is consummated.” And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost. Then the Jews (because it was the parasceve), that the bodies might not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day (for that was a great sabbath day), besought Pilate that their legs might be broken: and that they might be taken away. The soldiers therefore came: and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him.

But after they were come to Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side: and immediately there came out blood and water. And he that saw it hath given testimony: and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true: that you also may believe.



The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not the sharing of the Blood of Christ? And the bread that we break, is it not the partaking of the Body of the Lord?



May these divine mysteries draw us closer to Jesus, the Mediator of the new covenant. We renew upon Your altar, O Lord of Hosts, the sprinkling of the Blood of Christ which is far more efficacious than the sacrifice offered by Abel. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord . . .



Christ was offered once to take away the sins of many; the second time with no part in sinHe will appear unto the salvation of those who await Him.



We have been admitted to Your sacred banquet, O Lord, and have joyously refreshed ourselves with the waters from the fountain of our Saviour. May His Blood spring up within us as a saving water for eternal life; who lives and rules with You . . .

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Today’s propers; The Vigil of the apostles Saints Peter and Paul




Mercy is easy for those who love, since love begets understanding. And where there is understanding of motives and of the forces of temptation, a person is slow to condemn or rebuke anyone of any race. “In the treasures of wisdom is understanding” (Eccli. 1:26). Besides, to know oneself is to know how hard it is to change, how easily feelings blind one’s thinking, how ready a person is to defend himself and to claim exceptions for his own benefit. From such truth and humility spring compassion, forgiveness, and considerate speech.
INTROIT Ps. 26:7-9

Hear, O Lord, my voice with which I have cried to Thee, be Thou my helper, forsake me not, do not Thou despise me, O God, my Savior.

Ps. 26:1. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?

V. Glory be . . .

O God, who hast prepared for them that love Thee such good things as pass understanding, pour into our hearts such love towards Thee, that we, loving Thee in all things and above all things, may obtain Thy promises which exceed all that we can desire. Through our Lord . . .
Commemoratio In Vigilia Ss. Petri et Pauli Apostolorum

Grant, we beseech You, almighty God, that we, whom you solidly established upon the rock of apostolic faith, be not troubled by any distress.

Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
EPISTLE I Peter 3:8-15

Dearly beloved: Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, being lovers of the brotherhood, merciful, modest, humble: Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing. For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. Let him decline from evil and do good: Let him seek after peace and pursue it: Because the eyes of the Lord are upon the just, and his ears unto their prayers but the countenance of the Lord upon them that do evil things. And who is he that can hurt you, if you be zealous of good? But if also you suffer any thing for justice’ sake, blessed are ye. And be not afraid of their fear: and be not troubled. But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you.
GRADUAL Ps. 86:10, 9

Behold, O God our protector, and look on Thy servants. 

V. O Lord God of hosts, give ear to the prayers of Thy servants.
Alleluia, alleluia! Ps. 20:1

In Thy strength, O Lord, the king shall joy, and in Thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly. Alleluia!
GOSPEL Matt. 5:20-24

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: “Unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. You have heard that it was said to them of old: ‘Thou shalt not kill.’ And whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment. But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be in danger of the council. And whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. If therefore thou offer thy gift at the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother hath anything against thee; Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother, and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift.”

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me understanding. I set God always in my sight; for He is at my right hand, that I be not moved.

Be merciful, O Lord, to our humble pleading, and favorably receive these offerings of Thy servants and handmaidens, that what each of us has offered to the honor of Thy Name, may profit us all unto salvation. Through our Lord . . .

Commemoratio In Vigilia Ss. Petri et Pauli Apostolorum

Sanctify the gift of Your people, we beseech You, O Lord, by the intercession of the Apostles, and cleanse us from the stains of our sins.

Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.


One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Grant, O Lord, we beseech Thee, that we whom Thou hast fed with the heavenly Gift, may be cleansed from our hidden sins and delivered from the snares of our enemies. Through our Lord . . .
Commemoratio In Vigilia Ss. Petri et Pauli Apostolorum

O Lord, by the intercession of Your Apostles, defend from all harm those whom You have filled with heavenly food.

Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. 

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