California parish restores vandalized Our Lady of Guadalupe statue

The restored statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Upland, California. Courtesy photo. St. Joseph Parish in Upland, California, has restored a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, after it was kicked over and damaged on July 21st. Related Article: Arson! Catholic Churches set ablaze in California and Florida Unclear of the motive, but the vandalism is indirectly associated with the anti-Christian climate that is being fostered by the liberal media's refusal to cover and denounce the rhetoric and violent actions from members of Antifa and BLM. The crime comes only two weeks after the burning of two Catholic churches in California and Florida, and the several dozen attacks against chapels and statue

Council of Trent - Professio fidei Tridentinae

Council of Trent ( The "Professio fidei Tridentina", also known as the "Creed of Pope Pius IV", is one of the four authoritative Creeds of the Catholic Church. It was issued on November 13, 1565 by Pope Pius IV in his bull "Iniunctum nobis" under the auspices of the Council of Trent (1545 - 1563). It was subsequently modified slightly after the First Vatican Council (1869 - 1870) to bring it inline with the dogmatic definitions of the Council. The major intent of the Creed was to clearly define the Catholic faith against Protestantism. At one time it was used by Theologians as an oath of loyalty to the Church and to reconcile converts to the Church. I, N, with a firm faith belie

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ

Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ (SSPX) For us to appreciate the spiritual value and spirituality of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, it is very important for us to have an understanding of blood and blood sacrifice in the Bible. Blood is very precious from the instructions of God to his elected people of Israel and he warned them never to spill blood (Gen. 9:5). Also he taught them that the value of life is founded on blood (Gen. 9:6). So the commandment, "Thou shall not kill" emphases the sacredness of blood in Old Testament era. Blood sacrifice The understanding of blood being sacred and the foundation element for life implies that it is the preferred material for sacrifice in many

St. James the Greater, Apostle - July 25th

St. James the Greater, Apostle (History Today) "Be Thou, O Lord, the Sanctifier and Protector of Thy people: so that defended by the aid of Thine Apostle James, they may please Thee in their manner of life, and serve Thee in peace of soul. Through our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 The son of Zebedee and Salome (Cf. Matthew 27:56; Mark 15:40; 16:1). Zahn asserts that Salome was the daughter of a priest. James is styled "the Greater" to distinguish him from the Apostle James "the Less", who was probably shorter of stature. We know nothing of St. James's early life. He was the brother of John, the beloved disciple, and probably the elder of the two. His parents seem to have been pe

Procession of Hearts to Consecrate Atlanta and Georgia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sacred He

ATLANTA, GA – Procession of Hearts (recently organized by lay Catholics in the Archdiocese of Atlanta) plans to hold a procession, on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15th, 2020, in downtown Atlanta to pray the Holy Rosary and consecrate the city and the state of Georgia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The group prays that the Lord will encourage other faithful Catholics to join the Procession of Hearts in other cities and towns. Facebook Page: Date: Feast of the Assumption, Saturday, August 15th, 2020 Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm Location: The Greenswards, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia Who: Lay Catholics (Family Friend

Our Guide to Real Love

The Good Shepherd (Catholic Tradition) Today, more than ever before, many souls have lost the meaning of what real love is. How are we to know today, if love is good or real? We have such perversions, deceptions and temptations of fake and false love that so many souls have been at best confused, or at worst lost to damnation. In recalling that God gave us our free wills, our mind, our body and our soul, we must know that all of those play a part in what we do and how we love. St. Thomas Aquinas says that everything we come to know, comes through our 5 senses. Thus, when we want to know love, it comes to us by our senses, we try to experience it through our touch, sight, hearing, taste,

The 12 Virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Crown of Twelve Stars (Aleteia) Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Woman of Genesis, the Woman of the Apocalypse, the Queen of the Apostles and Angels, the Co-Redemptrix, the Mediatrix of all Graces, and the Mother of God is crowned with twelve stars that represent the virtues which shine so brightly in her soul. In the Twelfth Century the great St. Bernard, expounding the symbolism of the twelve stars in the crown of the woman envisioned in the Apocalypse, exclaimed that they represent the mysteries and virtues of her life, while the twelfth star signifies the "martyrdom of her Heart." In addition to the celestial quantity representing the twelve apostles and tribes of Israel, St. Berna

Defeat Modernism! 54 Day Holy Rosary Novena

"Whoever desires to obtain favors from Me should make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary, and three novenas in thanksgiving." – Promise of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Purpose: Beseech the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all of the Angels and Saints, to pray and intercede for us through the Sacred Heart of Jesus to protect us from the devil and to defeat modernism, the synthesis of all heresies, in the domestic church (the family), the parish, and society at large. Structure: Pray 5 decades of the Holy Rosary daily for three novenas, each being 9 days (hence, the 27 days), in petition for protection, prayer, and intercession. The final three novenas, the following 27 days, will be inten

Arson! Catholic Churches set ablaze in California and Florida

The inside of the San Gabriel Mission church after an early morning fire destroyed the 249-year-old church's roof Saturday, July 11. (John McCoy/Angelus News) Catholics over the last couple of years have grown accustom to seeing Churches bulldozed in China and burnt in France. Now, the war has come to the United States as we watch the destruction of our statues and shrines, desecration of our chapels, and our Churches set ablaze. In the last 24 hours, a ring of arson attacks destroyed St. Junipero Serra's San Gabriel Mission Church in Los Angeles, California, FSSP Queen of Peace Church in Ocala, Florida, and a Pentecostal Church in Elkmont, Alabama. Related Article: St. Junipero Serra Statue

Lay Catholics call for Crusade, but need to focus on their families and parishes

Turkey reconverting Cathedral of the Sancta Sophia into a mosque (Al Jazeera) As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the abdication of the Ottoman sultanate and caliphate, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been a staunch advocate for the return of a united middle east under the crescent, signed a decree on Friday for the reconversion of the Cathedral of the Sancta Sophia (Hagia Sophia) in Constantinople/Istanbul, transforming it from a museum to a mosque. First, a brief history lesson. The Sancta Sophia was originally converted into the Al-Aqsa mosque in 1453, after the fall of Constantinople, and transformed into a museum in 1934 only twelve years after the dismantling of

The Catholic Church: Born from the Pierced Side of Christ

Catholic Sacraments (Traditional Catholic Priest) Born from the Pierced Side of Christ: The Catholic Church The understanding of the Catholic Church being born from the pierced side of the crucified Christ is a profound mystery; a mystery that we are called to enter in and glance into its infinite depth. We are drawn to enter into the Pierced One, but because He is infinite we will never get to the bottom nor be able to understand it all completely. Upon entering this mystery we see that Christ gave birth to the Church not only in giving His life, spilling His blood from His sacred Hands and Feet, but from His very Heart, the source of life’s blood! Christ poured out every drop of His blood

Prayers and Practices of Knights of the Republic and the Most Victorious Heart of Jesus

Devotion The Order’s special devotion is to the Most Victorious Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, an extension of the Most Sacred Heart and His Victory over sin, present in the Holy Eucharist and continued through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To The Most Victorious Heart O Most Victorious Heart of Jesus, crowned with glory and shrouded with love, Thou art the Giver of life, the redemption, and the Holy Eucharist. The Church is Thy Mystical Body and the Holy Eucharist is Thy Heart, from which Thy love and sacrifice achieved the victory over sin and conquered death. Deign, we beseech Thee, to strengthen our hearts to defend our families and parishes from heresy, to worship Thee in pure revere

How the Shedding of Christ's Blood is Renewed in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (AKA Catholic) St. Augustine, says: “The Blood of Christ is shed for sinners in Holy Mass.” These words are so plain that they need no elucidation, and they are uttered by one so trustworthy that no one can dispute his testimony. We will next listen to St. Chrysostom, who expresses himself thus: “The Lamb of God is immolated for thee, His Blood flows mystically upon the altar; the Blood contained in the chalice is drawn for thy cleansing from His sacred side.” This passage has been expounded as follows: “Once for all Christ shed His Blood in a visible and painful manner, but at this we could not be present. This shedding of blood is, however, repeated daily in an i

Spiritual Warfare - My daily battle with the devil and weekly fall from Grace

St. Nicholas of Tolentino (Spiritual Direction) I'm a sinner. Through my journey in life, like all men and women, I have to wage spiritual warfare on a daily basis. My cross is heavy and it often seems that it grows in weight as I navigate the week. We all have our cross, some driven by venial or mortal temptations, and I find it imperative for me to share my struggles. "Come to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For my yoke is sweet and my burden light." - Matthew 11: 28-30 My battle is against mortal sin, of which is a daily struggle and

Prayer of Pope St. Pius V for the Extirpation of Heresies & Exaltation of Holy Mother Church

Pope St. Pius V ( Prayer of St. Pius V for the Extirpation of Heresies & Exaltation of Holy Mother Church I. O my Lord Jesus Christ crucified, Son of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, open Thy ears, and listen to me as Thou didst listen to Thy eternal Father upon Mount Tabor. Say then a Credo. II. O my Lord Jesus Christ crucified, Son of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, open Thine eyes, and look upon me as Thou didst look from the tree of the Cross upon Thy dear Mother sorrowing and afflicted. Credo. III. O my Lord Jesus Christ crucified, Son of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, open Thy blessed mouth, and speak as Thou didst speak to St. John when Thou gavest him for son to Thine own mo

Consecration and Reparation to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Consecration Oh, Blood of Jesus, inebriate me! O Jesus, my Beloved Savior, ever present in the Tabernacle, to be the strength, the joy, and the food of souls, I come today to consecrate and dedicate my heart To Thy Most Precious Blood, and to pledge Thee my sincere love and fidelity. Pierced with sorrow at the remembrance of Thy sufferings, the contemplation of the Cross, and the thought of the outrages and contempt lavished by ungrateful souls upon Thy dear Blood, I long, O my Jesus, to bring joy to Thy Heart, and to make Thee forget my sins, and those of the whole world, by consecrating my body and soul to Thy service through Our Lady of Thy Precious Blood. I desire, my Jesus, to live hen

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