The religion of the rights of man

“The viiolent destruction of the monarchy itself, which was nothing but a visible reminder of the relationship between God and man, is itself a clue to wider intentions”

Vexillum Immaculatae

May 25, 2016                                                                                                                                             The Memorial of Pope Saint Gregory VII

It is hard to underestimate the change that occurred in the outlook of the human race at the end of the eighteenth century.  Prior to that moment, for all of recorded history, the divine had been at the center of human existence.  Even if cultures or peoples of bygone eras had ignorant or mistaken notions of who God is never in their wildest dreams would they have ever even thought…

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Haurietis Aquas: You shall draw water joyfully from the wellsprings of salvation


“Are you afflicted? Do your enemies persecute you? Does the remembrance of your past sins trouble you?  Do you feel your heart agitated by disquiet, by fear, or by passions? Come! Throw yourself into my arms.  Enter into My Heart.  I am the asylum and refuge of holy souls, and a place of shelter where your soul is in perfect security..” Cor Christi asylum perfugii in tentationibus and tribulationibus   (Blosi Consol of the Faithful Soul)       

“In this adorable Heart”, says St. Peter Damian, “we find all the weapons necessary for our defense, all the remedies suited to the cure of our diseases, all the most powerful aids against the assaults of our enemies, all the sweetest consolations to alleviate our sufferings, all the purest delights to fill our souls with joy.”

“The Sacred Heart of Jesus” says the devout Lanspergius, “is not only the seat of all…

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Pope Benedict XVI Essay Strongly Favors Communion on the Tongue and Kneeling

Midst the delicacy and ingenuity of his language we find what Pope Benedict XVI offers us.

 “Our handling of the Eucharist can only arouse concern”  writes Pope Benedict XVI in his essay ‘ The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse:’

“The Second Vatican Council was rightly focused on returning this Sacrament of the Presence of the Body and Blood of Christ, of the Presence of His Person, of His Passion, Death and Resurrection, to the center of Christian life and to being

 the very existence of the Church.

In part, this has really come about, and we should be most grateful to the Lord for it, and yet a rather different attitude is prevalent. 

What predominates is not a new reverence for the presence of Christ’s death and resurrection,  but a way of dealing with Him …

that destroys the greatness of the Mystery.”   Pope Emeritus Benedict XVII

Is the “very existence” of the Church threatened by downplaying the existence of her mystery and her supernatural aspect?

Don Federico Botoli, whose book La Distribuzione della Comunione sulla mano (The Distribution of Communion in the Hand, which he wrote for his doctoral dissertation in Canon Law, was interviewed by the website One Peter Five about this matter:

OP5:  The key document relative to the distribution of Holy Communion in the hand is the instruction of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship ‘Memoriale Domini’ (May 29, 1969), issued at the direction of Paul VI.  can you tell us how this document originated and what directives it contained?

DFB:  The document originated because in the years immediately following Vatican II, the practice of receiving Communion in the hand became widespread in many countries.  This was obviously a liturgical abuse, which put its roots down in those countries where there was already doctrinal problems regarding the Holy Eucharist:  Belgium, Holland, France, and Germany.  The Holy See, not succeeding in stopping this abuse, decided to consult all the bishops on this question.  The decision of Paul VI already allows us to understand the importance of the argument.  I say this, because some would maintain that this whole question is only of marginal importance.

OP5:   And what resulted from this consultation?

DFB:  The majority of bishops expressed their opposition to the introduction of this practice.  M.D. acknowledged the outcome of the consultation and confirmed that the universal norm for receiving Communion is precisely that of receiving it directly on the tongue, giving profound reasons for it.  At the same time, (Memoriale Dei) consented that the Bishops conference of those places in which the abuse was already occurring would be able to request an indult for Communion in the hand, if the bishops were able to achieve a vote of a two thirds majority in favor of requesting it.

OP5:  M.D. thus confirmed that the two ways of receiving the Eucharist are not on the same level?

Absolutely.  In my book, I examine the entire text of the instruction, which when read, clearly is understood to say that the traditional and universal discipline of the Church is that of Communion on the tongue, because “it is based on a centuries-old tradition, but especially because it expresses and signifies the reverent respect of the faithful towards the Holy Eucharist.”  Furthermore “it avoids the danger of profaning the Eucharistic species.  Communion on the tongue is recommended in M.D.  Communion on the hand is permitted, provided that certain precautions are observed such as checking to see if any fragments of the Host remain in the palm of the hand.”

Have we ever seen the priest or the Eucharistic Minister checking for fragments of the host in the palm of the hands of the recipient of the Host?

St. Thomas Aquinas writes:  “out of reverence towards this Sacrament, nothing touches it but what is consecrated;  hence the corporal and the chalice are consecrated, and likewise the priest’s hands, for touching this Sacrament.  Hence, it is not lawful for anyone else to touch it except from necessity, for instance, if if were to fall upon the ground, or else in some other case of urgency.” (Summa Theologiae, III, 82 3)

What did Pope Benedict XVI say about this matter when he was Pope?

  • In his encyclical Sacramentum Caritatis, (Sacrament of Love) he cited Saint Augustine:  “No one eats that Flesh without first adoring it, we should sin were we not to adore it”  (Enarrationes in Psalmos 98 9). 
  • In continuity with the teaching of his Predecessor, starting with the Solemnity of Corpus Christ in the year 2008, the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, began to distribute to the faithful the Body of Christ by placing it directly on the tongue of the faithful as they remain kneeling.
  • In the year 2000, the then Cardinal Ratzinger, in ‘The Spirit of the Liturgy (Ignatius Press 2000 p.90) assured that “Communion only reaches true depth when it is supported and surrounded by adoration”  For this reason Cardinal Ratzinger maintained that the “practice of kneeling for Holy Communion has in its favor a centuries-old tradition, and it is a particularly expressive sign of adoration, completely appropriate in light of the true, real and substantial presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ under the consecrated species”
  • Pope Benedict also cites the Desert Fathers, in ‘The Spirit of the Liturgy’ speaking of “a story that comes from the sayings of the Desert Fathers, according to which the devil was compelled by God to show himself to a certain Abba Apollo.  He looked black and ugly , with frightening thin limbs, but, most strikingly he had no knees. The inability to kneel is seen as the very essence of the diabolical.”

In his essay ‘The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse’ Pope Emeritus further cements his concern for the essence of what Communion in the hand while standing is:  “The Eucharist is devalued into a mere ceremonial gesture when it is taken for granted and when courtesy requires Him to be offered at family celebrations or on occasions such as weddings and funerals to all those invited for family reasons. Therefore, when thinking about what action is required first and foremost …

It is rather obvious that we do not need another Church of our own design.  Rather, what is required first and foremost is the renewal of the Faith in the Reality of Jesus Christ given to us in the Blessed Sacrament.”

Is Benedict XVI referring to Vatican II as producing ‘another Church of our own design? 

Is he saying that Communion in the hand is wrong?




Vatican II Was An Evil Council

“Evil always implies the absence of some good … but,  the absence of a good that properly belongs to a species … ”  St. Thomas Aquinas


This article is an attempt to generate interest in reading the unknown treasures which lie hidden in the original schemas of Vatican II, which have recently come to the light of day, after years in the Vatican dust bin … having been cast aside by the Council Fathers to be replace by their own more ‘modern’ view, and that of the Protestant Ministers (Periti) who  worked with them.

They are easy to read, unlike their replacement Vatican II documents.  They are clear and the point is made within seconds of reading.  They are bright, direct, and, relevant.  If they had been used … particularly the one ‘On Chastity, Marriage, the Family and Virginity’, which I intend to focus on, we might not have waded into this sorrowful diabolical state we are in at present …  with our families and the children of the world.  


In the years leading up to the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII entrusted the preparation of the documents that would be discussed by the Council to a Preparatory Commission.

This Preparatory Commission was headed by the Venerable Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani.

This Preparatory Commission drafted a total of nine schemas on a variety of topics, and they were rejected by the Council Fathers as excessively rigid, condemnatory in tone, and too Scholastic in their style.  They were filed away deep in the proverbial Vatican ‘dust bin’

  Until recently, we in the English speaking world had no way to assess the alleged integrity of the words cast upon Ottaviani’s original schemas.  We simply had to take the words of the Council Fathers and Protestant Ministers who acted as Periti, in planning our fate. 

Thankfully, however, in 2012 a priest of Marquette University, Father Joseph A. Komonchak, laboriously translated five of the nine schemas into English.  We are happy to link Father Komonchak’s excellent translations below:


On October 30, the day after his seventy-second birthday, Cardinal Ottaviani addressed the Council to protest against  drastic changes which were being suggested for the Mass:

“Are we seeking to stir up wonder, or perhaps scandal, among the Christian people by introducing changes in so venerable a rite, that has been approved for so many centuries and is now so familiar?  The rite of Holy Mass should not be treated as if it were a piece of cloth to be refashioned according to the whim of each generation”  Speaking without a text, because of his partial blindness, he exceeded the ten-minute time limit which all had been requested to observe.  Cardinal Tisserant, Dean of the Council Presidents, showed his watch to Cardinal Alfrink, who was presiding that morning.  When Cardinal Ottaviani reached fifteen minutes, Cardinal Alfrink rang the warning bell.  But the speaker was so engrossed in his topic that he did not notice the bell, or purposely ignored it.  At a signal from Cardinal Alfrink, a technician switched off the microphone.  After confirming the fact by tapping the instrument, Cardinal Ottaviani stumbled back to his seat in humiliation.  The most powerful Cardinal in the Roman Curia had been silenced, and the Council Fathers clapped with glee.                                                             





CHAPTER 1:  INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ON THE SEXES                                                         ” God alone is the absolute lord of man’s life and of its integrity, particularly with respect to what makes man naturally capable of and associates him with God in the propagation of human life.  Attempts to change one’s sex, therefore, when this is sufficiently determined, are wicked;  nor is it allowed, in order to save the health of the whole man, to mutilate his genital organs or to render them infertile, if there are other ways to provide for his health.  Nor in any case is or can there be a right to transplant into the human body the sexual organs of animals which produce the germinative cells of their own genus, or vice-versa, nor also to try to unite the human germ cells of each sex in a laboratory, even if this is done without violating modesty and chastity and solely for the sake of scientific progress.”

CHAPTER TWO:  THE CHASTITY OF THE UNMARRIED:                                                             “…by Divine ordination, revealed also in the law of nature, man has a healthy sexual power.  The right to exercise it is obtained only in a legitimate marriage and indeed within morally prescribed limits.  An unmarried man, therefore, has a serious duty to refrain from actions which alone or with others, of their nature constitute perfect or imperfect use of his power.”

“Even the unmarried, if they humbly beg for, and are helped by, God’s grace, are able to maintain chastity, as the Sacred Council of Trent already declared, and the Church has always taught.”


“The worst is to maintain that the most shameful love for persons of the same sex is the prerogative of a higher culture.”

“Finally the Sacred Synod rejects as harmful the errors that maintain that the Church by its teaching on chastity and modesty  harms a healthy and vigorous education of the young.  These views are directly aimed at God, since God Himself says through the Apostle:  “Immorality or any impurity … must not even be mentioned among you, as is fitting among holy ones”



Here, dear friend, I will leave you.  Hopefully you have received enough of an impression of ‘what could have been’ had this subject been broached at the Council, and accepted … our children would have been taught about sin and its eternal consequences … about the supernatural beliefs of the Catholic Church, such as hell.

Hopefully, you will be intrigued to continue examining these documents in depth.
















Notre Dame Burns! A Minor Prelude to God’s Chastisement?

“Fire will fall from the sky”  Sr. Agnes Katsuko  Akita Japan:   Approved as reliable and worthy of belief by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger June 1988

France, the “eldest daughter of the Church” was the first Catholic Christian Kingdom of the New Testament, ruled by Clovis, a convert to Christianity in 496.  He was baptized by Saint Remigius and brought the Frankish chieftains together under a King … a historical feat of its’ own. France remained Catholic Christian until ….

His Most Christian Majesty King Louis XVI by the grace of God King of France and Navarre … was beheaded by the political machinations of freemasonry as the main goal of the French Revolution , after a cruel imprisonment separated from his family … his monarchy toppled …  he was not the man whom history paints as weak.  From the scaffold he absolved the French people of any responsibility for the regicide, which he knew to be the work of a powerful Jacobin minority.

To lead into the story of what France had lost with the execution of King Louis XVI, I quote words from King Louis XVI which give a gist of his political leanings … giving a snapshot of the man  he really was … and why France has been singled out by God … along with Russia … raising again the question of whether or not the burning of Notre Dame could be a prelude to a chastisement from a Just God. It certainly has the attention of the world and with good cause.

His Most Christian Majesty King Louis XVI speaks:

“Religion should be the only politics of Kings.  Where there is religion, no other politics is necessary.  I shall not rule according to inclination, but according to duty, and I shall insist that the Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman Religion continue to be the religion of the state.

To know God and make Him known, such is my wish.

These two words comprise all the craft of government.”   King Louis XVI

“The secret movers of the French Revolution had sworn to overturn the Throne and the Altar upon the Tomb of Jacques de Molay.  When Louis XVI was executed, half the work was done; and thenceforward the Army of the Temple was to direct all its efforts against the Pope.”  Albert Pike  American Attorney, soldier, writer, freemason                                          Solange Hertz   Utopia Nowhere

And so it continues to this day.  But  … back to the theory of a chastisement.

Two hundred years before the French Revolution, a French Visitation nun, now St. Margaret Mary Alocoque had received a request from the Sacred Heart of Jesus that France be consecrated to that same Sacred Heart with promises of peace.  It was during the reign of King Louis XIV The Sun King. “He will save France totally and revive holy religion in her”

Jesus asked for a national consecration.  He asked that the emblem of the Sacred Heart be placed upon the tri colors of the flag of France.  King Louis XIV knew of the Sacred Heart.  The devotion had been preached to the French royal family by St. John Eudes even before the revelations destined for Louis XIV from St. Margaret Mary.  The Sacred Heart was popular with the French people therefore.  The Sacred Heart badge had become the official insignia of a heroic popular resistance to the final overthrow of the monarchy in the Vendee.  Queen Marie Antoinette carried one.

King Louis XIV failed to consecrate the country formally and nationally.  (The entire story can be found within the grouped above titles on this website using the toggle switches.  He never received the message of St. Margaret Mary, who had sent it to his confessor.

King Louis XV failed to consecrate.

King Louis XVI failed to consecrate, although he wrote a Consecration which was found in his prison cell after his death.

‘The tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud’ by Raymond Jonas tells us of another failure of the eldest daughter of the Church to listen to God …  although Claire Ferchaud spent her entire life promoting the devotion.  Her mission did result in Ferdinand Foch, commander in chief of the Allied armies on the Western front WWI, consecrated his armies to the Sacred Heart in a private ceremony in July of 1918.     The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War:  Raymond Jonas

Sister Lucy of Fatima received a message at Tuy on June 13, 1929 which ties Fatima to the Sacred Heart and harbingers a doomsday for the world,  of which we experience the edges today, with the Collapsing of the Catholic Church and the entrance of the False eclipsing church which Our Lady of LaSalette warned of:  “The true Church will be eclipsed”

How so?

On June 13, 1929, a shocking tie to France was given at Rianjo to Sister Lucie, the seer of Fatima:    “Make it known to my ministers that they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of my request, they will follow him into misfortune.”


What Does God Want for Peace to Come to earth?

We know He wants France to be consecrated to the Sacred Heart.

We know He wants Russia to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

We know that Russia, the largest land mass on the earth, will be converted to Christianity once the Consecration has been done properly.  It will be a stupendous miracle for the eyes of the world

Why These Two Consecrations?

Jesus Addresses This Subject Explicitly:

Lucy:  “I have spoken to Our Lord about the subject, and not too long ago I asked Him why He would not convert Russia without the Holy Father making that Consecration?”

Jesus:  “Because I want My whole Church to acknowledge that Consecration as a triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, so that it may extend its cult later on, and put the Devotion to My Mother’s Immaculate Heart beside the Devotion to My Sacred Heart.”


The world quakes and her crust cracks and becomes saturated with the blood of the innocent … babies … martyrs for Christianity …  because of lack of love for her Creator … Who has been forgotten …  not because of ‘climate change.’ 

 Laudato Si, the encyclical of the Pope, addresses the changing climate of the world!

No mention of God, or the messages of Our Lady … Nothing for the soul !!









The Arrest of the Lord as Seen in Vision by Bl. Anna Catherine Emmerich

It was now half past eleven o’clock … three hundred men were stationed at the gates in in the streets of Ophel.  An orange moon rose higher into an inky sky, wisps of black cloud passing over its surface … harbingers of danger.   Judas went forward with twenty soldiers, followed at some distance by four common executioners … “

“They wore helmets, and from their doublets hung leathern straps around their hips just like the Romans … it was the Temple guard.”  They are the ones who paid Judas.  It was feared that he would run off in the blackness of the night and they would not capture Jesus.

They carried swords, and, spears, and one lantern.

Jesus took some steps toward the band and said in a loud, distinct voice:  “Whom seek ye?”  The leaders answered:  “Jesus of Nazareth,” whereupon Jesus replied:  “I am He”  But scarcely had He uttered the words when, as if suddenly attacked by convulsions, they crowded back and fell to the ground one upon another.  They writhed on the ground as if struck with epilepsy.”

Jesus bade them to arise.

Then Jesus addressed them:

“Ye are come out with spears and clubs to apprehend Me as if I were a murderer.  I have daily taught among you in the Temple, and ye dared not lay hands upon me;  but this is your hour.

It is the hour of darkness.”