Remembering The Holy Innocents; A Hymn From The Mass in Their Honor

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“Flowers of martyrdom, all hail!                                                                                                    Smitten by the tyrant foe                                                                                                                   On life’s threshold, as the gale                                                                                                        Strews the roses ere they blow.

First to die for Christ, sweet lambs!                                                                                               What a simple death ye died!                                                                                                            Playing with your wreaths and palms,                                                                                       At the very altar side.”


Under The Throne of God, all the Saints cry!


Hymn (First tone)  Prudentius (d.419)                                                                                                 From the Mass of the Holy Innocents                                                                                                 St. Andrew Daily Missal

Remember Hearing ‘To Jesus Through Mary’ Once Upon A Time When You Were Small?

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“To go to Jesus we must go to Mary.  She is our mediatrix of intercession.”                        St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort

Catholic Souls                                                                                                                                           Founding member Angelqueen Alumnae

Thoughts for the Fifth Day of Christmas: St John Henry Newman and the Lesson of Joy

The Lord! The Son of Mary !! Viva Cristo Rey !!



(continued from yesterday’s post: Thoughts for the Fourth Day of Christmas)

The second lesson is that of joy, as Newman relates.

“Fear not,” said the Angel, “for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” And then, when he had finished his announcement, suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.”

Such were the words which the blessed Spirits who minister to Christ and His Saints, spoke on that gracious night to the shepherds,to rouse them out of their cold and famished mood into great joy;to teach them that they were objects of God’s love as much…

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Father Gerald Fitzgerald Sings his ‘Song of Songs’ to Priests

Father Gerald was close to my husbands’ family and I am so blessed to have had a husband who grew up influenced by Father Gerald !

Father Gerald Fitzgerald graduated from Weymouth High School (MA) in 1912. At the same time my husbands’ Aunt May graduated from the same school.  Aunt May remained a single lady and became a school teacher,  taking  care of her parents in the big old white farmhouse on Broad St., as they were wont to do in those days.

Her friend, Gerald, felt the heart song from God soon after high school and eventually became a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

He was a frequent visitor at the home on Broad St. in the 1930’s and on …  as Aunt May’s brother Al, and his new wife Mildred moved into the family homestead which was now made into two apartments for their growing family of boys.  Old Gramma Sheehy lived there too.  I feel proud that her name was Mary Sheehy, same as mine.  My husband was one of those four boys who benefitted so … from knowing Father … who visited often.


“Father Fitzgerald left the Congregation of Holy Cross only because of a Divine touch of the Holy Spirit that had inspired in his priestly heart the seed of a specific and new charism in the life of the Church.”  Charles A. Schleck, C.S.C.  Titular Archbishop of Africa   Adjunct Secretary   Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples”  Forward to the book:

  Father John A. Hardon  ‘A Prophet For the Priesthood’ 

This book, by Father Hardon, was written about Father Gerald Fitzgerald,  precious family friend.

On With The Story

One night, as a newly ordained diocesan priest, Father Gerald sat alone at the kitchen table in  a rectory in Brighton, MA.   A knock at the door interrupted his supper.  A lone beggar stood on the snow covered wooden porch.  Father brought him into the warm kitchen and sat him down.  The man said, plaintively, that he just needed a bit to eat and some help with something.  There was something about him … 

Father brought him a steaming bowl of beef stew which had been left simmering on the stove, and, took the mans’ threadbare coat off to dry the wet snow off.  The anxious expression slowly faded as the man talked.  “”I am a priest” he finally said.

Father Gerald could scarcely take it in.  A priest?  In such dire straits?  His generous heart went out to the man as he let him talk.  Sadness came over the face of the priest as he told the story of his outcast from the parish in which he had served.  He told of his addiction to alcohol and other misdeeds.  His shivering thin form quieted, and, every once in a while a little smile tugged at his mouth.

It was the rehabilitation of this priest, aided and abetted by the generous heart of Father Gerald that planted the seed of his own true vocation within the vineyard of God.

I am not here to present the story of the life of Father Gerald Fitzgerald, as Father John Hardon has done so, and,  masterfully …  in his book.   I just wish to present some of Father Gerald’s words, which I truly consider to be  ‘Songs of Songs’ to Priests.

 Words From his Talks During his new life’s work:  Rehabilitation of Priests Who Were in Trouble.

“Holy Priests sanctify their people.  Unholy priests, except for a miracle of grace, turn people away from God.  It is true that no soul in all the world will be lost without its own deliberate and consummate folly.  Yet, for the soul in a parish where there is a saintly priest, his chances are multiplied a thousand fold.

“Young people who fall under the influence of a holy priest are strengthened to meet the temptations and dangers of the world for all their life.  God, after His own self …  after His own incarnate self …  has no more powerful means of saving souls than His priests.  As a matter of fact, He counts upon His priests to give His sacramental Self to the Mystical Body.”

“When we sanctify priests, when we put them back and make them what they ought to be, we are making the most vital contribution to the salvation of man and thus to the glory of God that can be made on earth.”

“Faith is what led us into the most sublime of our possessions, our priesthood.  It was our faith, especially in the real Presence and faith in what it meant to be a priest … to be in that sublime relationship to the Son of God … ”

“The most difficult cases we shall ever deal with in our apostolate will not be priests who are sinners but priests who have lost the faith.”  As later events were to prove, the most intractable persons to cope with, and they can be very learned, are men who had once believed in the Real Presence, and therefore in the priesthood, but lost faith in the Eucharist and therefore lost their sense of identity as priests.”

Speaking in 1955: ”  The social and psychological sciences are conspiring to reduce man to a mere robot, and his actions to the product of heredity, environment and education.  On these premises, Christianity becomes a myth and the function of sacraments and the priesthood a fraud.”  Father Harden adds about this quote:  “What Father Gerald saw here was the modern residue of what in the sixteenth century invaded the Western world as Calvinism.”

“The shadow of the Cross lies over every life.  It can’t be otherwise because only by the Cross can we be redeemed.  And the Cross is terribly hard unless we love the Corpus on it.”

“The Blessed Sacrament is for us the Corpus on the Cross.  It is for us.  It is for Mother and Father, brother and sister, and Bridegroom and Bride.  It is All.  Here is all the tenderness of the Eternal Father.  Here is the source of that little mysterious throbbing of you heart which means that you are living.”

Another Little Family Story

One day Cousin Ed and Aunt Marian,  who lived next door to my husbands’ family, were visited by Father Gerald.  Ed, a brother of Al, my Dad in law had built a big house and it was filled with happy children.  All the cousins grew up together knowing Father Gerald.

Young Cousin Ed was in the Navy.  It was during the Korean war. He was aboard a ship nearing the coast of China.

Coffee was being served in Aunt Marians big kitchen.  Several of the family were seated around the table with Father Gerald when suddenly a worried look came over his face.

“Marian” said Father Gerald, “you had better pray a lot for Ed today”

Nothing more was heard about this until Cousin Ed came home.

On that day, on which Father Gerald looked worried and asked for prayers for Ed, in the kitchen in Weymouth, Ed tells a story of a harrowing event.

On that day, at that time, it was announced that a torpedo was approaching their ship. They did what they could … zig zagging … and listening to the watch.  Ed could actually “see” the torpedo approaching in the water.  It went by the side of the ship, on which deck Ed was standing.  He said that as it went by, the ship rocked as though it were going to sink, but the torpedo missed them.  Nobody seemed to have had time to go down below or make any preparations … as it happened so fast. Ed said he could hear its’ propellers.

He wasn’t surprised when they told him about Father Geralds’ premonition.

My Thank You

Thank you, Father Gerald, for all you did for the Sheehy boys and girls.  Just knowing you as a friend helped to prepare them spiritually to live through ‘now’ … it has helped me just to hear about it, and, I was thrilled to hear of Father Hardon’s book.  Please pray for us all from your bright place near the face of God.

I am sorry for all the hardship you went through as you tried to help priests who, way back then, were getting lost.  Via Caeli, the Paracletes, Your island!  All taken away from you by those who thought you were mistaken or perhaps ‘rigid’ !!  It brings a tear.  My husband really loved you dearly.  He spoke often of you. Thanks to all those in the Church who appreciated him and thought and spoke so beautifully about him.

Thank you, Aunt May.  You took care of your parents.  You taught school.  And you helped Father Gerald financially as much as you could.  Pray for us!


To Learn More About Father Gerald Fitzgerald:                                                                                ‘A Prophet For the Priesthood ‘                                                                                                             Father John Hardon, S..J.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available from ‘Amazon’





Pope Francis Said: ” It is Foolisness to Declare Mary Co-Redemptrix”

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So, my friends, forget the Fifth Marian Dogma, for whose declaration you have worked and prayed so long for, from one of our Post Conciliar Popes.  Is it possible, that Francis fears in his heart, that if he were to try to speak infallibly and pronounce Mary as Mediatrix – CoRedemptrix that, somehow, his words would not work?  That he may be embarrassed before the whole world by some Work of God when his words hit the microphones and flew back down his throat?    After all only the Pope can speak infallibly!     Haurietisaquas

“She never wanted for herself something that was of her Son,” Francis said.  “She never introduced herself as co-redemptrix.  No.  Disciple.” he said. Meaning that Mary saw herself as a disciple of Jesus.”PF

We know that on Golgotha “there stood by the Cross of Jesus His Mother”  (Jn. 19:25).  St. Maximillian teaches that “Mary, by the fact that she is Mother of Jesus the Savior, became the Coredemptrix of the human race.”  St. Maximilliam Kolbe

“Mary, the Pope insisted, “never stole for herself anything that was of her son,” instead “serving him.”  Because she is mother.  She gives life. ” PF

Mary never stole anything. The word is an insult when used next to her name. haurietisaquas

The title of Mary as “Co-Redemptrix” dates to the Middle Ages, and the idea of declaring it as a church dogma was discussed, though not adopted, at the Second Vatican council.  In the 1990s American Catholic theologian Mark Miravalle launched a petition asking the Pope to make such a declaration, and, today the ‘Co-Redemptrix” devotion tends to be strongest among more conservative Catholics.  Crux

What Francis Said is in line with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Vatican doctrinal chief during most of St. John Paul II papacy, and now Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.  Crux

Speaking with Peter Seewald for the book-length interview published as ‘ God and the World:  A Conversation’,  the then Cardinal said:  “The formula Coredemptrix departs to too great an extent from the language of Scripture and of the Fathers, and therefore gives rise to misunderstandings.”BXVI

Au contraire, Your Emeritus Holiness, but it is the language of MODERNISM which gives rise to misunderstandings.  Haurietisaquas

Mary the print of La Morenita (little brunette) that stood tall in front and to the side of the altar made him (Francis) “think of three adjectives for Mary:  ‘woman-Lady-, Mother and Mestiza  (mixed race)”

“Mary introduces herself as a woman.”  PF said.  “And she introduces herself with the message of someone else.  Meaning, she’s a woman and she’s disciple.”

A true modernist would know, your Holiness.   How to introduce yourself with the message of someone else.  You do it all the time. And here also, we are getting to the crux of this thing…. If she is a woman and a disciple, then she is a woman and a priest. haurietisaquas

“Christian piety, throughout the ages, always sought to praise her with new titles.” Francis said.  “They were filial titles.” that expressed “the love of the people of God, but they did not touch in any way her being a woman disciple.”PF

Here Francis just got the term ‘woman disciple’ inserted again for an extra brainwash on us.  haurietisaquas

St. Ignatius, Francis said, liked to call the Virgin “Our Lady.”  According to the Argentine pontiff, “It is as simple as that.  She doesn’t expect anything else.  She’s a woman, she’s disciple.”

There you go again, Pope.  Four  times now.  Mary was a disciple.  So she can be a priest.  We’re gettin’ it!   haurietisaquas

St. Ignatius, Francis said, liked to call the Virgin Our Lady.  According to the Argentine Pontiff, “it is as simple as that.  She doesn’t expect anything else.  She’s a woman, she’s disciple.”

At Lourdes, Our Lady said “I am The Immaculate Conception.” So you see Your Holiness,  She does want more. She is the one and only creature born without original sin.  And God wants her to have more.  He wants Russia to be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart.   She wants us to learn about Her and so does God.

The Pope also quoted St. Bernard who said that no praise is enough to talk about Mary, but that in the end, nothing is as representative of her ‘humble discipleship more than being faithful to her master, who is Her Son, the only Redeemer.

The Memore by St. Bernard  “Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection was left unaided …”  The power of Mary is inconceivable by mortal men!   haurietisaquas

The Pontiff then moved on to the next adjective,  that of “mother”  Mary is the Mother of all peoples.  To us all … of our hearts … of our souls … and also the mother of the Church.  and she’s also a “figure in the Church” PF

We cannot think about the Church without this Marian principle” he said.  “When we look for the role of the woman in the Church, we can go through the path of functionality, because the woman has functions to fulfill in the Church.  But that leaves us halfway. PF

“Mary woman, Mary Mother, without any other essential”  Francis insisted.  Even the litanies, recited at the end of the rosary, are titles given to her by her children who are in love with her and who sing to their mother.  But in the end, they don’t change that ‘essence’ of being ‘Mary, woman and mother.” PF

You forgot one, Your Holiness.  Mother of God.  haurietisaquas

The third adjective, the pope said means Mary becoming ‘mestiza’  to be the mother of everyone.  “She became ‘mestiza with humanity.  Because she made God mestizo.  And this is the great mystery.  Mary makes God a mestizo, true God but also true man.” ?(mestiza – mixed race)

“Mary is woman, Our Lady;  Mary is the mother of her Son and of the Holy hierarchical Church, a woman of our peoples but who made God a mestizo.” PF

“Mary is the mother of her Son….”  Why CAN’T you say it, Your Holiness … Mary is the Mother of God !  Her Son is God.   The Incarnation is DOGMA haurietisaquas














Father Paul Kramer: “Pius XII Never Condemned Lipa Apparitions” UPDATE: The signatures of the Bishops were forced by threat of excommunication and most of the messages were burned. How could PPXII sign without reading the messages? No, he wouldn’t do that. He loved Our Lady!

In its decree, the Sacred Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) of the Holy See argued that Pope Pius XII made a “definitive” condemnation in 1951 against “the supposed apparitions” and declared they “were not of supernatural origin”

If Pope Pius XII made a “definitive confirmation” in 1951, of the decree, as the CBCP claims, then that “definitive confirmation” would be noted on the decree itself, as is the case with the July 1961 decree of the Holy Office condemning the “All Nations” apparitions in Amsterdam.

The significance of such a notation is explained in Code of Canon Law and Commentary by James Corriden et at, published by the Canon Law Society of America.

According to Canon Law, if there appears on a decree of the Holy Office such words as “With the approval of the Supreme Pontiff”, or, after consultation with the Supreme Pontiff”, then the decree has the authority of a papal act.

If a diocesan decree has such a phrase as “after consultation with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” … as is the case with the Declaration of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. on the alleged apparitions of Bayside … or “with the approval of the CDF” then the Decree has the force of a Roman curial act.

There is no such clause on the April 11, 1951 decree:                                                                                                                             We, the undersigned Archbishops and Bishops, consulting for the purpose of a special commission, have attentively examined and reviewd the evidence and testimonies in the course of repeated long and careful examinations, have reached the unanimous conclusion and hereby officially declare that the above mentioned evidence and testimonies exclude any supernatural intervention in the reported extraordinary happenings, including the shower of petals, at the Carmel of Lipa                                                                                                                      (Signed)  Gabriel M. Reyes                                                                                                      Archbishop of Manila                                                                                                            (Signed)  Mariano Madriaga                                                                                                  Bishop of Lingayen                                                                                                             (Signed)  Cesar M. Guerrero                                                                                                  Bishop of San Fernando                                                                                                         (Signed)  Juan Sisson                                                                                                            Auxiliary Bishop of Nueva Segovia                                                                                      (Signed)  Vincent Reyes                                                                                                         Auxiliary Bishop of Manila                                                                                                 (Signed)  Rufino Santos                                                                                                           Apostolic Administrator of Lipa, Manila,

11 April 1951                                                                                                                         Concordat cum original                                                                                                    (Signed)   Egidio Vagnozzi                                                                                                     (Apostolic Nuncio)

“If Pius XII whispered his “definitive confirmation” or wrote it, signed it and put it in a drawer – but it was not noted on the decree, then the decree has no force beyond its own face value, and the alleged “definitive confirmation” would be utterly bereft of any juridical force whatsoever.

The onus is on the CDF to produce the evidence of the alleged confirmation, otherwise the claim must be dismissed by the CBCP as apocryphal.  It is standard procedure to note the approval of a higher authority on the decree itself.  Such a notation is nowhere to be found on the decree April 1951;  and it is inconceivable that Pius XII issued some other decree condemning the 11/04/1951 decree on Lipa, since such a decree is totally unknown to ever have existed, and unless duly promulgated, it would remain bereft of all juridical force.

A Deliberate Act of Fraud in Order to deceive the Catholic Hierarchy and the Faithful of the Philippine

Whoever it was in the CDF who claimed that Pius XII made a “definitive confirmation in 1951” and declared “they were not of supernatural origin” must have studied Canon Law at the Alice in Wonderland Institute, or else has perpetrated a deliberate act of fraud in order to deceive the Catholic hierarchy and the faithful of the Philippines.

There are many in the Vatican who hate the true message of Fatima (real 3rd secret of apostasy) because the Vatican is entrenched with Modernists, Masons and Marxists … all trying to finalize their One World Religion”

Father Paul Kramer

Mystery of Iniquity                                                                                                                                 The Devils Final Battle                                                                                                                            To Deceive The Elect



Tale of a Chilling Video of Chinese Police Interrogation Shows How China is a Criminal State

china_army_810_500_75_s_c1December 6, 2019  Family Research Council                Life Site News

In a recently released clip from inside a Chinese police station, a lone man sits strapped into a metal-cage-like contraption that looks like it is meant to subdue a wild animal, but is actually used for the interrogation of ordinary citizens.

With downcast eyes and a timid voice, he softly answers a series of questions from his interrogators, apologizing for drinking “a bit too much” and speaking “nonsense.”

His crime?  He apparently made a negative remark or two on social media about the police confiscating motorcycles.  What’s wrong with the police confiscating motorcycles?” the interrogator demands?

“Nothing wrong with that,” the man feebly responds.

At the end of the video, after repeatedly expressing his sorrow for his “crime” in response to multiple demands by the interrogators to explain himself, the man makes a final plea for mercy.  With a bow of his head, he solemnly declares, ““Uncle Police I’m so sorry.  I’m wrong.  I know that now.  Please forgive me.  I won’t do it again.

Interrogations like these are now becoming a routine part of life in China.  With no civil rights and an encroaching regine that monitors every aspect of daily life, ordinary citizens like this man know that if they say something on social media that the government doesn’t like and say the wrong thing to police, they could end up in prison, tortured, or killed.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg of the human rights atrocities and abuses that the Chinese communist Party (CCP) is perpetrating against its own people.  Here is a brief list:

As we have written about previously, the CCP is forcibly harvesting the organs of religious minorities to fuel an organ industry to the tune of $10 -$20 million, which provides up to 85 percent of the world’s organ transplants  (more on that later ((Life Site News)) )

The CCP has been persecuting and executing the traditionally Muslim Uyghurs since at least the 1990s.  Today over 1.5 million ethnic Uyghurs are currently imprisoned in what the CCP calls “concentrated education and training schools,” in which detainees are subjected to indoctrination sessions, torture, sexual assault, and execution.

The CCP continues to mandate the number of children couples can have, which recently changed from a one-child to a two0child policy  This system is enforced through exorbitant monetary fines, forced abortions, and forced sterilizzations.  It is estimated that theyere have been more than 330 million induced abortions in china since the one-child was first implemented in the early 1980s.  A significant (but unknown) percentage of these abortions were forced.

The CCP’s reign of terror against religious practitioners has been ongoing since the 1960s.  Currently, religious practice is being suppressed by any means necessary.

The CCP is implementing a “social credit system” that rates the behaviour of Chinese citizens so that their ranking fluctuates up and down.  Depending on your score, you can be banned from buying plane and train tickets, your children can be banned from attending the best schools, you can be denied jobs, and you can be publicly named a “bad citizen” among a host of other injustices.

As these human rights atrocities and abuses illustrate, China is in fact a criminal state.  The final report compiled by the China Tribunal which amassed definitive evidence of forced organ harvesting that has happened and is currently happening in China makes this conclusion:

Governments and any who interact in any substantial way with the PRC (People’s Republic of China) including:

  •  Doctors and Medical Institutions
  •  Industry, and businesses, most specifically airlines, travel companies, financial services, businesses, law firms and pharmaceutical and insurance companies together with individual tourists.
  • Educational establishments
  • Arts establishments

Should now recognise that they are, to the extent revealed above, interacting with a criminal state.

Family Research Council  FRC  could not agree more.  Organizations like the NBA, Hollywood, and other industries that have conveniently ignored the human rights atrocities and abuses committed by the CCP for financial gain must answer to the fact thatt they are dealing with a criminal state.  And as we have repeatedly pointed out,the United States must address these atrocities and abuses in its current and future trade and diplomatic dealings with the CCP.

Why No Nuremberg Trials For The Communists?  The reason is well pointed out in the above paragraph.  The complicity of Hollywood, the US Government in ignoring Joseph McCarthy, the NBA and those who say “So What?” …  yes the complicity and protection  on their part is advancing the Communist ideology.

Nazi officials were hung at Nuremburg.  Communist officials who torture, imprison, brainwash their brethren go scot free about their business because the world turns a blind eye.

And then  … there is Pope Francis and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick who shake hands with the commies and turn their brethren over to the police state without blinking an eye. Communism is advancing upon the world . Shame upon you all!  haurietisaquas


Pope Pius IV Declares, Decrees, Determines, Defines – About Papal Elections


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Pope Pius IV;  Giovanni Angelo Medici;  Canon Lawyer:   Recovened and Concluded the Council of Trent;  Ruled the Papal States   B 1499 –  D 1565

Definitive Language In the Bull Cum ex Apostolatus Officio, February 16, 1559, Section 9 We Read:

We declare that if ever it should appear that any bishop, even one acting as an Archbishop, Patriarch, or Primate, or a Cardinal of the Roman Church, or a legate, or even the Roman Pontiff, whether prior to his promotion to Cardinal, or prior to his election as Roman Pontiff, has beforehand deviated from the Catholic Faith or fallen into any heresy, we enact, we decree, we determine, we define:  Such promotion or election in and of itself, even with the agreement and unanimous consent of all the Cardinals, shall be null, legally invalid, and void.

It shall not be possible for such a promotion or election to be deemed valid or to be valid, neither through reception of office, consecration, subsequent administration, or possession, not even through the putative enthronement of a Roman Pontiff himself, together with the veneration and obedience accorded him by all.

Such promotion or election shall not through any lapse of time in the foregoing situation be considered even partially legitimate in any way.

Each and all of the words,, as acts, laws, appointments of these so promoted or elected – and indeed, whatsoever flows here from – shall be lacking in force, and shall grant no stability and legal power to anyone whatsoever.

Those so promoted or elected, by that very fact, and, without the need to make any further declarationshall be deprived of any dignity, position, honor, title, authority, office and power.

Therefore, it is permitted to no one to impair this page of approval, renewal, sanction, statute, wills of repeal, of decrees,  or to go contrary to it by a rash daring deed.

If anyone, moreover, will have presumed to attempt this, he will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of blessed Apostles Peter and Paul.”

Bull Cum ex Apostolatus Officio,  February 16, 1559