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[In response to someone who begged him (Saint Pius X) to "go soft" on the Modernists, He retorted]: "Kindness is for fools! They want them to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses but they ought to be beaten with fists! In a duel you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can! War is not made with charity, it is a struggle a duel. If Our Lord were not terrible he would not have given an example in this too. See how he treated the Philistines, the sowers of error, the wolves in sheep's clothing, the traitors in the temple. He scourged them with whips!"

From the Sacred Liturgy: Auferte gentem perfidam credentium de finibus (Take the faithless tribe from the borders of the believing)

April is the month dedicated to the Holy Face
April is the Month the Church
Dedicates to the Holy Face


Ecclesiastical Approbation

In Today's Catholic World carries the approbation in writing of the (True) Petrine Hierarchy in exile i.e., connected with Pope Gregory XVII. It faithfully adheres to the rules for Catholic Journals mandated by Leo XIII in the Apostolic Constitution Officiorum ac Munerum, January 25, 1897 - so heavily re-stressed by Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.

St. Ignatius of Antioch - "Let no one do anything of concern to the Church without the bishop. Let that be considered a valid Eucharist which is celebrated by the bishop or by one whom he ordains [i.e., a presbyter]. Wherever the bishop appears, let the people be there; just as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church." (Letter to the Smyrneans 8:2 - 110 A.D.)

(April 29, Third Sunday after Easter Semidouble)

Cardinal Siri at the World's Fair in 1958 prior to His Election as Pope Gregory XVII
Picture of His Excellency Joseph Cardinal Siri as Pope Pius XII's designated Papal Legate to Religious Celebrations at the International Exposition of Brussels, Belgium, July 1958 A.D. (Approximately 100 days prior his election as Pope Gregorius XVII, the 261st Successor of St. Peter)


Symptoms and possibilities

"There appears to be, here and there, a badly disguised aversion towards speculative theology and towards the assumption of the sure principles of permanent philosophy, aiming at a better understanding of the revealed datum. Some opposition to St. Thomas Aquinas is also noticeable, to the scholastic systematization, and to the work accomplished after the days of the great Fathers of the Church, both Occidental and Oriental.

At the same time people are not lacking, who like to take an interest in theology by merely piecing together excerpts from the Scriptures or from the writings of the Fathers, especially, if not exclusively, going back to the earliest centuries and taking meticulous care to avoid all scholastic terminology, specifications, definitions of things and terms." Extracted from: Holy Ideals And Celestial Presence In the World (Theology Without Reasoning p. 44) by Cardinal Joseph Siri 1965 A.D. (A.K.A. Pope Gregory XVII)

"After the world war...one will endeavor to prevent the Pope from exercising his sacred office...."
(Prophecy of Sister Ludmilla of Prague from Fr. R. Gerald Culleton's book, The Reign of Antichrist p. 297)

Then Fr. Khoat said, “Come with me right now. I have two tickets to go to America where there are people who will help you.”

"Siri" replied, “That would be impossible. I cannot go. They can kill me at anytime.”

(Excerpt from the first conversation between Fr. Khoat and the Hostage Pope, Gregory XVII, in a tense brief private meeting at the Istituto Ravasco Convent in Rome on June 14th, 1988 A.D.)

The Will of Christ Jesus for His Church:

Therefore, if anyone says that it is not by the institution of Christ the Lord Himself (that is to say, by divine law) that blessed Peter should have perpetual successors in the primacy over the whole Church; or that the Roman Pontiff is not the successor of blessed Peter in this primacy: let him be anathema.

The Vatican Council, Fourth Session, First Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of Christ, - Ch. 2,5
On The Permanence of the Primacy of Blessed Peter in the Roman Pontiff -July 18th, 1870 A.D.


In Today's Catholic World (TCW)
April 29, 2007 A.D.

Important Warning To All Catholics!

Saint Catherine of Siena: Devotee of the Papacy
St. Catherine of Siena (Feast April 30th); Avignon, France
(Her humble prayers and good works were instrumental in bringing the Papacy back to Rome, from its "Babylonian Captivity" in Avignon)

"See that I do not have to complain of you to Jesus crucified," wrote Catherine of Siena to Pope Gregory XI; "there is none other to whom I can appeal, since you have no superiors on earth." And again, a little earlier in the same letter: "Take care, as you value your life, that you commit no negligence."

Important Warning Against False Prophets:

The Zirconia Brothers (A.K.A. The Dimond "Brothers")

"It is fitting, therefore, that you keep aloof from such persons, and neither in private nor in public speak to them. But flee from all abominable heresies and those who cause schism… Brethren, do not be deceived. If any man follows him who separates from the truth, he shall not inherit the kingdom of God; and if any man does not stay away from the preacher of falsehood, he shall be condemned to Hell… If anyone walks according to a foreign doctrine, he is not of Christ, nor a partaker of His passion. Have no fellowship with such a man, lest you perish along with him, even though he should be your father, your son, your brother, or a member of your family." -St. Ignatius of Antioch

A group of seditious-self-promoters, who call themselves Catholic monks, are spreading a damning *falsehood, regarding the historical reality of Pope Gregory XVII and His documented persecuted (by the satanically stealthy Judeo-Masonic enemies of the Faith) papal reign from October 26, 1958 A.D. to May 2, 1989 A.D. This preposterous-poisonous-pack (all 2 of them) who spend most of their time and ink deriding Thomistically Trained (True) priests - not sparing (God help us) even the *Angelic Doctor himself!!! - had, and have been privately offered more than once to view important historical evidence pertaining to the Eclipsed Papacy of Christ's Vicar (Pope Gregory XVII) that has not been publically revealed, but have rejected the offer - opting for the "popular" Novus Ordo (Jewish) "historical" **presentation of events, of what they deem the "external forum".

*The Angelic Doctor's Summa Theologica carries special authority in the Church, who ordains that all who teach in her name should be imbued with its teaching (Code, Canons 589, 1366).

**"Neither did I care to read newspapers... In newspapers, as a general rule, one finds only a great deal of lies and useless reading."
-St. Anthony Mary Claret

You won't find this incident in the New Order's Version of History, nor on the Zirconia Brothers "popular" website:

In 1978 "Cardinal Siri" was interviewed by a newspaper reporter who asked "Siri" if he liked the speech of John Paul I and "Cardinal Siri" told the reporter that John Paul I didn't write it, it was prepared FOR him and he "just read it". When pushed by the reporter about how he liked the new pope or the new situation in Rome, "Siri", rather frustrated, blurted out "it's like the papacy of *Eugene I!"

*Making reference to a 7th Century Antipope! Who, when the real Pope (Martin I) was under duress, exiled in a dungeon and thinking he (Martin I) was going to die (the REAL Pope) Martin I "recognized" as legitimate an Antipope (Eugene I). Note: "Eugene I" was created in an emergency by the clergy of Rome, as Martin I seemingly could not be reached. Yet he (Eugene I) was an unlawful "pope" (an Antipope) as the eminent papal historian, Artaud de Montor explains Martin I could not have given up the See of Peter validly so long as he remained under duress.

Yet, even this "version", the Dimond's one, (i.e. what could be watched from afar, via the world news media) if it were 100% true, would not suffice to cause the documented Pope under DURESS (Gregory XVII) to ipso facto (automatically) lose His Office as Christ's Vicar. (See: Monsignor Charles Journet's imperative Imprimatured work on this matter immediately below and also the historical precedent of the papal reign of Pope Paschal II as commented on by the famous Fr. Noël Barbara. -ED)

"Let no one deceive you with empty arguments; for on account of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience" (Eph. V:6).

Pictures of the mockers of Holy St. Benedict- the "30 Something" Zirconia Brothers (A.K.A. Michael and Peter Dimond):
of the two person (yep, just Mike & Pete) Most "Holy" Family Monastery (ask these "brave" two what happened to their last so called
monastery and their "heroic" stand? to save it from the N.O.'s ferocious pencil-necked Christopher Ferrara)

**"We believe that Cardinal Siri was elected Pope and unlawfully forced to resign - thus invalidating the “elections” of John XXIII and Paul VI." -Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B. and Bro. Peter Dimond, O.S.B, The Cardinal Siri Elections in Brief–relating to the Papal Conclaves and the Invalid Elections of John XXIII [1958] and Paul VI [1963].


"The evidence is definitely - and without a doubt - that Cardinal Siri was in fact elected Pope in 1958 and 1963, and that the elections of John XXIII and Paul VI were invalid..." (Quotations extracted from the Dimonds Official Website. -TCW)

It is an objective Theological Truth that: a Pope has NO Superiors on earth, and therefore, logically cannot be judged (punished) by His inferiors.

These illogical individuals "The Zirconia Brothers" are truly False Prophets!

"each individual will want to be on his own..."


"The Vicar of my Son will suffer a great deal, because for a while the Church will yield to large persecution, a time of darkness and the Church will witness a frightful crisis. The true faith to the Lord having been forgotten, each individual will want to be on his own and be superior to people of same identity, they will abolish civil rights as well as ecclesiastical... The Holy Father will suffer a great deal. I will be with him until the end and receive his sacrifice. The mischievous would attempt his life several times to do harm and shorten his days but neither him nor his successor [here, Melanie inserted in parentheses the words, ‘who will not reign long’] will see the triumph of the Church of God."

(Words spoken by Our Lady of La Salette to Melanie Calvat in 1846 A.D., a fully approved Church Apparition)

Old French proverb: "Qui mange le Pape, meurt!" (Who eats the Pope, dies!)

The Zirconia (Dimond) Brothers know little (note: on purpose? as noted above) about "Siri" - the details of what forced him aside, what conditions kept him on the sidelines for 31 years, nor the confusion in "Siri's" own mind about his options *(see insightful piece below), none of which were very good.

"In the Passion of Christ nobody stand up to say one word to protect Our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Passion of the Church, who stand up to protect the true pope Gregory XVII in Exile? Nobody." -Fr. Khoat Tran (written statement 05/20/06)

*It Is A Question Of Law

"Resignation is invalid by law if it was made out of grave fear unjustly inflicted, fraud, substantial error, or simony"
(1917 Code of Canon Law, Canon 185)

Note from the Editor of TCW: The following short legal treatise pertaining to the papacy of Pope Gregory XVII, with minor modifications, was submitted by an individual (who prefers to remain anonymous) prior to the public announcement carried by TCW on September 3rd, 2005 of Fr. Peter Khoat Van Tran's historic contact/meeting with "Cardinal Siri" (A.K.A. The Hostage Pope, His Holiness, Gregory XVII) on June 14th, 1988 in Rome.

In regard to the election of "Siri", it is wrong to put the focus on what "Cardinal Siri" knew or did not know, or what his opinions were in in regard to the legitimacy of the election, for it is truly irrelevant. Clearly it seems that "Cardinal Siri" did not display heroic virtue (there is no divine mandate that a pope must be a saint or be heroic before he may accept the papacy), but that does not change the clear fact that his own judgement moved him to take the papacy, which he did, and left to his own volition, he took the papacy. That has already been proved by his taken the papacy and the name Gregorius XVII. Clearly, it was someone else's will that caused him to "resign" the papacy that he had already taken. It was not his will, but the will of some cardinal or cardinals in that room. The will of the 2/3rd had already been expressed. The will of "Siri" had already been expressed.

What was done by the people in that room is what is unlawful.

After he accepted and took the name Gregorius XVII, they were obliged to be silent in their objections. The treasonous cardinal or cardinals who viciously pressed him to resign acted unlawfully, and that is where the focus lies on the question of illegality.

That "Siri" recognized the "papacy" of John XXIII is not relevant to the question of whether someone acted unlawfully and whether these unlawful actions invalidated the resignation and subsequent "election" of John XXIII. "Siri's" opinions on the matter have no bearing on the question. "Siri's" opinion would not determine the illegality of the actions of the other cardinals.

It is a question of law.

ALL the cardinals appear to have recognized the election of John XXIII. Is it majority rule that would control? A majority opinion of the cardinals in that room have little or nothing to do with the question of whether a canon law had been violated, about whether undue influence on "Siri" was present.

If all the cardinals in that room agreed that Christ is not the Son of God, is He still the Son of God?

Clearly, "Cardinal Siri" acted as if the election of John XXIII were valid, but human nature being what it is, would he be likely to have any other opinion? If it were his opinion that he was Pope, would he not be forced to act upon it? Cardinal Siri was not heroic in his actions. He did not stand his ground. He backed down. None of us want to see our own appalling lack of heroism. Is "Siri" any different from any of us? It would be natural for him to believe that his actions and their actions did not have any real repercussions to the papacy. It would be natural for him not to want to think of it at all. He would not want to face it. If he faced it, he would be compelled to take action. It would put him in an untenable position.

But at the end of his life he appeared to be more willing to see and confront what had actually happened at that conclave. He appears to have appreciated the consequences of their actions and of his actions.

The Zirconia Brothers (Michael and Peter) in a recent show of even further illogicalness - after publically stating on their own internet podcast program their objectively FALSE unreasoned/unCatholic "view?" regarding the Papacy of Pope Gregory XVII from 1958 to 1989 -then went on to say, that as far as the "idea" of some who say that "Siri" chose a successor - that according to someone in the know they spoke with - that, that idea, quote, "goes nowhere". Hold it!! - one second ago these *charlatans were in a supreme act of wicked Pride- doing what no one is allowed (nor dare) to do - Judging a Lawful Pope (who has NO superiors on Earth) - and THEN these
Dark dolts go on to comment as to whether His Holiness, Pope Gregory XVII had a Successor (s)? ... citing some anonymous "source" who knows ABSOLUTELY NOTHING regarding this most important of matters?

3 Days of Darkness Prophecy
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi and numerous other Holy Catholic Souls have prophesied for centuries about the coming
Three Days of Darkness Chastisement - see how to protect yourself and your loved ones (survive it), by
clicking here.

It very well could be reasoned that these two are very fearful of losing their grip on their imaginary fiefdom. A word to the wise:
do note that outside of the Zirconia Brothers noxious "Theology Without Reasoning" regarding the Office of Christ's Vicar .... they offer no solution to solving the current crisis, unjustly attack almost all the True clergy, and go-out-of-their-way to discount the Three Days of Darkness Prophecy (and the gravely important information about the necessity of obtaining Blessed Candles what to do/avoid during it, etc.,) that has been handed down for centuries -again... what is their purpose?

"The Revolution, it must be remembered, is always, in its essence as well as in the direct aims and intention of the initiated, who urge on the movement, pull the strings, and put the puppets in motion, anti-christian. Hence one of its primary objects is to make religion hated in its ministers, to hold them up to popular execration ...to denounce them ... to traduce and calumniate them in every possible way; and such were the tactics, only too successful, employed by the revolutionists of the year 1790." (Excerpt from historical critique on French Revolution - 1878 A.D.)

We Have Hope!

Saint Peter Ora Pro Nobis
St. Peter: the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
et ego dico tibi quia tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam,
et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversum eam
(Matt. 16: 18-19)

Regarding His Holiness Pope Gregory XVII's Successors: Trust me fellow Catholics -the True Petrine Apostolic Hierarchy today emanating from Pope Gregory XVII, has a strategic plan (they know the historical lesson from the loss of the papal states...) As Catholics it is our Duty to both pray for and support them - if any True Catholic thinks they are doing God's Will now, and yet are not supporting or looking into more information about the True Hierarchy (of course for many this may be the first time you have heard about this matter - or learned that at this point, a Catholic is bound, under pain of sin, to learn & help if able) they are Dreadfully deceived. For further information regarding True Papal Restoration- contact the Editor of In Today's Catholic World via email (info@stgemma.com).

"Remember and understand well that where Peter is, there is the Church; that those who refuse to associate in communion with the Chair of Peter belong to Antichrist, not to Christ. He who would separate himself from the Roman Pontiff has no further bond with Christ." -His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII: "Satis Cognitum," Acts of Leo XIII: Supreme Pontiff, Rome: Vatican Press, 1896

St. Michael Defend us in Battle!

Pope Gregory XVII ran the Vatican (underground) from June 1988 until May 1989 *"We will not be bound by these decrees." -"Cardinal Siri" (A.K.A. His Holiness, Pope Gregory XVII) speaking in the
royal We as Christ's Vicar, declaring that Roman Catholics are not bound by the unlawful Apostate Vatican II "decrees".

*Note: It is truly amazing that the Hostage Pope (Gregory XVII) could get this message of truth out to the Faithful. TCW was recently entrusted with historic photographic evidence of the Hidden (Underground) Papacy in operation *after an important priest met with Gregory XVII on June 14th, 1988 (i.e. *post 06/14/88). In addition with these photographs from the late 1980's from Italy, a hand drawn map detailing the suffering Pontiff's quarters, where His Holiness was under a controlled house arrest with the words "Siri's Prison" was also included/forwarded for the Historical record. Hopefully this information will be posted online soon. -ED

*Please see the following information on the much debated by Theologians for centuries question, of what hypothetical remedies could be available, "if" a Pope, as a private individual were to become an obstinate (stubborn) heretic.

*In the case of whether a Pope as a private individual could or were to become a hidden or open (public) heretic - there has been considerable debate for centuries on this subject - and if he could/ would retain his (papal) office - or could be judged/deposed as a private person by some mechanism (i.e. an imperfect council etc.)

Note: some have stated that "Cardinal Siri" (A.K.A. The Hostage Pope, Gregory XVII), by signing the unlawful Vatican II decrees ipso facto (by that very fact) lost His Pontificacy. This is completely false, and thoroughly refuted (below). See: the historical precedence of
Pope Paschal II [1099-1118] who signed false decrees while under duress and did not lose His office as Pope. -ED

Regarding His Holiness, Gregory XVII "The Hostage" Pontiff:

1. As a Bishop, Archbishop and Cardinal in Genoa, Italy prior to his election as Pope he (Cardinal Siri) was known as one of the top prelates in the Church and widely reported to be the hand-picked successor of Pope Pius XII.

His Holiness, Pope Pius XII with His hand-picked Successor Cardinal Siri
Pope Pius XII (just prior to his death in 1958) shown with his hand-picked successor Cardinal Siri

2. Pope Gregory XVII was put under grave duress from the sect of Freemasonry the day of his divine election on October 26, 1958 A.D., until the day he expired May 2, 1989 A.D. (for more than 30 years)

3. Pope Gregory XVII called Vatican II "the greatest mistake in history".

4. His Holiness (as has been documented) was under a terrible death threat from the day he was elected Pope - which continued at the abominable Vatican II Council. UPI reported "Cardinal Siri" suffered from an alleged unprecedented "nervous condition" during the council... with one "attack" being so acute, it caused him to collapse to the ground, just moments before he was scheduled to give an address to all present. In 1967 he declared that- for him- the Council was a "difficult labor and a very great suffering". Regarding his signature on the ambiguous Vatican II documents, it was not rendered in his official capacity as Pope but, was written simply as "Giuseppe Cardinal Siri", and was, (as noted) signed under *duress. Through Divine Providence His Holiness was able to announce to the faithful the utter unlawfulness of the "Council" declaring: "We will not be bound by these decrees."

*On June 14th, 1988 Pope Gregory XVII confided to Fr. Khoat in a clandestine meeting at the Istituto Ravasco Convent (located at Via Pio VIII, 28. 00165 Roma) that the Freemasons had kept him completely monitored in public and in when out of the public view - under *captivity (for decades) stating to Fr. Khoat (almost 30) years after His election as Pope in 1958, "They (the Freemasons) can kill me at anytime."

* (See: "Siri's Prison" -TCW).

Pope Paschal II
Pope Paschal II

The Historical precedent of Pope Paschal II who signed false decrees while under duress - and AFTER being *delivered from his captors (*note: Pope Gregory XVII was never physically released and - unlike Gregory XVII who willingly publically denounced the false [V2] decrees) Pope Paschal II purposely did little - until the last nano-second- to publically declare (annul) the false decrees which he [Pope Paschal II] had signed - and he still did NOT (as history shows) lose his Jurisdiction as Christ's Vicar (Pope).

This completely refutes, for-all-time, - the unreasoned "claim" that Pope Gregory XVII (1958-1989) "forfeited His Papacy" by signing the Vatican II "decrees" -while he was under a documented death threat (duress).

The well respected Fr. Noël Barbara in his scholarly journal Fortes in Fide wrote a lengthy article on papal jurisdiction and what Catholic Theology teaches can (and must) be lawfully done to remedy the situation of a unrepentant incorrigible Pope who is suspect of being heretical. Fr. Barbara cites the example of Pope Paschal II who, after being put under duress, was coerced to make "official" acts, promises and concessions that were impossible to reconcile with Catholic Doctrine. And, after he was released from his captivity he proved himself scandalously remiss in not annulling the "official" decrees (pertaining to the condemned heresy of *Lay Investiture) that he had sanctioned while under duress by the enemies of de fide.

*The Church's Condemnation of Lay Investiture:
on Lay Investitures, 1078
Gregory VII
(Doeberl: 11 Monumenta Germaniae selecta," pp. 16-48.)
1. Decree of Nov. 19, 1078, forbidding lay investiture
"Inasmuch as we have learned that, contrary to the establishments of the holy fathers, the investiture with churches is, in many places, performed by lay persons; and that from this cause many disturbances arise in the church by which the Christian religion is trodden underfoot: we decree that no one of the clergy shall receive the investiture with a bishopric or abbey or church from the hand of an emperor or king or of any lay person, male or female. But if he shall presume to do so he shall clearly know that such investiture is bereft of apostolic authority, and that he himself shall lie under excommunication until fitting satisfaction shall have been rendered."

2. Decree of March 7th, 1080, forbidding the same.
"Following the statutes of the holy fathers, as, in the former councils which by the mercy of God we have held, we decreed concerning the ordering of ecclesiastical dignities, so also now we decree and confirm: that, if any one henceforth shall receive a bishopric or abbey from the hand of any lay person, he shall by no means be considered as among the number of the bishops or abbots; nor shall any hearing be granted him as bishop or abbot. Moreover do we further deny to him the favor of St. Peter and the entry to the Church until, coming to his senses, he shall desert the place that he has taken by the crime of ambition as well as by that of disobedience - which is the sin of idolatry. In a like manner also we decree concerning the inferior ecclesiastical dignities. Likewise if any emperor, king, duke, margrave, count or any one at all of the secular powers or persons shall presume to perform the investiture with bishoprics or with any ecclesiastical dignity, he shall be bound by the bonds of the same condemnation. And, moreover, unless he come to his senses and relinquish to the Church her own prerogative, he shall feel in this present life, the divine displeasure as well with regard to his body as to his other belongings: in order that, at the coming of the Lord, his soul may be saved." (From Ernest F. Henderson, Select Historical Documents of the Middle Ages, London: George Bell and Sons, 1910, pp. 365-366.)

(cont.) In addition, Pope Paschal II showed himself equally remiss in not publically sounding the alarm [excommunicating] the unlawful aggressor Henry V (who had imprisoned him) - until he was properly confronted by holy souls of the day.

(Theories selected from traditional theology)
by Fr. Noël Barbara, 11 November 1970, Fortes in Fide, Vol. 1, No. 5

The Pontificate of Paschal II (1099-1118). Once again the whole of Christendom was shaken, this time by the investiture controversy. The Emperor Henry V, after having imprisoned the Pope, forced him to make promises and concessions that were impossible to reconcile with Catholic doctrine. After his release from captivity, Paschal II hesitated for a long time before he annulled the acts to which he had consented while under duress.

Despite a considerable number of warnings from saints, cardinals and bishops, he continued to postpone both his own retraction, and the excommunication of Henry V, despite the fact that it was universally desired. A movement thereupon began that swept through the entire Church, which was directed against the Pope and which declared him to be suspect of heresy, and at the same time entreated him to turn back under pain of losing his pontificate.

Vidigal then proceeds to quote the evidence and the historical facts relating to the struggle by saints, cardinals and bishops against Paschal II, thus demonstrating that the theology of this period of the Middle Ages admitted the hypothesis of a heretical pope and that such a pontiff could, in consequence, lose his pontificate.

St. Bruno, Bishop of Segni and Abbot of Monte Cassino, was the leader of the opposition to Paschal II in Italy.

Paschal was very well aware that St. Bruno did not deny the hypothesis that a Pope could be deposed. He tried to pre-empt the issue by dispossessing the saint of his abbacy on the pretext that: "If we do not remove him from his office he will, by the force of his arguments, relieve us of the government of the Church."

And when Pope Paschal at last retracted, at a synod convened at Rome specifically to examine the question, St. Bruno declared: "Praise be to God, for behold the very Pope himself condemns this alleged privilege (that of investiture by temporal rulers) which is a heresy."

St. Bruno, in speaking out in this way, for the first time gave public expression to the extent of his mistrust of the Pope's orthodoxy.

Bruno was not the only saint of the period to admit that Paschal could have fallen into heresy. In 1112, Guido of Burgundy, Archbishop of Vienne and the future Pope Callistus II, called a provincial synod which was attended, amongst others, by St. Hugh of Grenoble and St. Godfrey of Amiens. With the approval of these two saints the synod revoked the decrees the Emperor had forced on the Pope, and sent a letter to Paschal II telling him, "should you, in spite of our absolutely refusing to believe it possible, choose an alternative path and refuse ratification of our decision, may God protect you, for were this to be the case we should be obliged to withdraw our allegiance from you."

These words are a threat to break with Paschal II, and are to be explained only by the fact that the bishops meeting at Vienne had in mind three main ideas:

1. That to deny the Church's teaching about investitures was heretical.
2. That the Pope had acceded to this heresy.
3. That a Pope who was eventually proved heretical lost his office and, consequently, should not be obeyed.

This interpretation is borne out beyond a shadow of doubt by the contemporary letters of St. Ivo of Chartres. [END]

As stated, the 261st Successor to St. Peter- His Holiness, Pope Gregory XVII: officially annulled the Vatican II decrees; admitted with great remorse that he made certain prudential grievous *mistakes; asked forgiveness from God (in confession) and took action by running the (True) Vatican "Underground" from June 14th, 1988 until May 2nd, 1989. As has been reported earlier in In Today's Catholic World (May 20th, 2006 A.D.), His Holiness Pope Gregory XVII made Cardinals in the late 1980's who are still living today.

*"As to the Popes, though they are the Vicars of Jesus Christ, they are not impeccable, for they do not cease to be men; and if they fall, even as did St. Peter himself, their sins are the actions of the man and not of the Pontiffs; nor do these entirely personal failings in the least impair the sanctity or the authority of the Holy See, which always remains equally worthy of respect and obedience." -Fr. F. X. Schouppe: A Course Of Religious Instruction: Apologetic, Dogmatic, And Moral: For The Use Of Colleges And Schools, 1879, Imprimatur

* Teaching of Antiquity by St. Cyprian of Carthage (253 A.D.): "They alone have remained outside [the Church] who, were they within, would have to be ejected. . . . There [in John 6:68-69] speaks Peter, upon whom the Church would be built, teaching in the name of the Church and showing that even if a stubborn and proud multitude withdraws because it does not wish to OBEY, yet the Church does not withdraw from Christ. The people joined to the priest, and the flock clinging to their shepherd in the Church. You ought to know, then, that the bishop is in the Church and the Church in the bishops; and if someone is not with the bishop, he is not in the Church."

St. Peter Rescued
The Liberation of St. Peter

"This is the time of the power of darkness, but we must challenge that darkness! In order to be a true Catholic three things are required: devotion to the Holy Eucharist, devotion to Our Lady, and devotion to the Papacy- but many forget the third one- devotion to the Papacy. Yet, it is a requirement of a true Catholic. You must have all three. Jesus will restore His Church, but we must fight- fight with courage!" -*Fr. Khoat, April 2007
*His heroic actions in 1988 in rescuing *(Peter in Chains) is one of the most important events in History

*(Added 05/02/07) Click this link to see a photo (and information) of "Siri's" Prison

Relevant Links:

Information on the Successors of Pope Gregory XVII

Most "Holy" Family Monastery…A doctrine of Ambiguity, Condemnations and Haste (A Letter by Mr. Patrick Walsh of Waterford City, Ireland)

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The Life Of The Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, Of The Order of Friar Preachers by a Father of the Same Order, P. J. Kenedy And Sons N. Y., 1881 A.D. Imprimatur (Please Note: The Table of Contents begin on page 9 -ED)

"There is nothing more profitable [to live in the doctrine of the Summa Theologica], for one is sure to live in the full light of reason and faith."
(Catechism Of The"Summa Theologica", of Saint Thomas Aquinas For the Use of the Faithful, Of Faith, iv section B, p. 108. Imprimatur 1922)

(The Immaculate Conception and Aquinas): It is a common misconception being spread about that St. Thomas denied the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. In fact, St. Thomas Aquinas upheld the doctrine (apart from a philosophical minor debate at the time on the simultaneity of the grace with the conception).

St. Thomas Aquinas St. Thomas Aquinas: "And such was the purity of the Blessed Virgin, who was exempt from original and actual sin."
(Sentences, Distinct. 44, Q. I, Art. 3)

"[Mary was] most pure in regard to every fault because she never incurred the guilt of either original or actual sin."
(Opusculum 4 on the Angelical Salutation)

Pope *St. Pius V by his bulla in 1570, forbade either the opinion which affirmed, or that which denied it [the Immaculate Conception], to be censured.
Pope Paul V in 1616, reiterrated the same prohibition. Pope Alexander VII in 1671 declared that the devotion of honouring the immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was pious; yet prohibited the censuring of those who did not believe her Conception immaculate.

Again, St. Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274 A.D.) upheld the doctrine, yet still said that whatever the Church eventually pronounced in the dogmatic formulation of the doctrine, (note: which was officially proclaimed [a Dogma] in 1854 by Pope Pius IX) he would believe with his whole heart and intellect.

*St. Thomas was solemnly declared Doctor of the Universal Church by St. Pius V in the year 1567.

St. Thomas Aquinas scholarly writings were literally placed right alongside the Catholic Bible at the Council of Trent. His theological method of reasoning (thinking) known as Scholasticism, has been lauded by the greatest minds in the Church for close to 800 years. The holy Saint once said there was never a page of any book he ever read which he did not grasp in its entirety in his first reading of it. Our Lord Himself spoke to him from a crucifix, saying: "Thou hast written well of Me, Thomas."

Yet, near the end of his life, after receiving a heavenly revelation, St. Thomas put down his pen forever, stating: "All that I have written appears to me as so much straw, after the things that have been revealed to me."

Doctor Angelicus, Ora Pro Nobis

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(April 23, St. George Martyr Semidouble)

Inside Job
Pictures of smoke plumes (see arrows) from explosives detonating
within WTC 2, below the falling top portion of steel building debris

"We wish it to be your rule first of all to tear away the mask from Freemasonry, and to let it be seen as it really is, and by sermons and pastoral letters to instruct the people as to the artifices used by societies of this kind in seducing men and enticing them into their ranks...." -Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus (Encyclical against Freemasonry) Promulgated on April 20, 1884

In Today's Catholic World (TCW)
April 23, 2007 A.D.

(Minneapolis) -April 23- In Today's Catholic World has added more text, photos, and an additional video clip to its much read expose titled, Who "Pulled" 9/11, which uniquely relates the evidenced events of the planned Judeo-Masonic "surprise attack of 911" in their proper context. (Click to view)

"For those who think the great moments in Jewish history have passed, we're just in the middle." -Wolf Blitzer
(CNN's Jewish Anchor (Front) man Wolf Blitzer shown at an UJA (United Jewish Association) fundraiser Toronto, Canada 1999 A.D.)

The following was posted on the Official CJN (Canadien Jewish News) website on September 9, 1999 by Frances Kraft, Staff Reporter: Blitzer told a sellout crowd of 1200 people ... "For those who think the great moments in Jewish history have passed, we're just in the middle." ... The responsibility Blitzer carries professionally was underscored for him most pointedly when Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, and he was reporting live on the situation from the Pentagon. Shortly after he speculated - in a broadcast seen in over 200 countries - about the possibility of the United States responding militarily and the length of time it would take to mobilize, a senior Pentagon official contacted him with a message from then U.S. president George Bush. "The fastest way for the U.S. government to send a warning to Baghdad was to tell a CNN reporter that the U.S. was not ruling out the military option," Blitzer recalled.

It is important to note that much valuable information regarding a variety of occurrences (important historical "case closed" events) is now surfacing - as the Internet has struck a powerful blow to the age-old-enemy, who for decades has reported (controlled) the daily "news" flow - that is so greedily swallowed-up by the dissipated masses.

A Suggestion: The Editor of TCW noticed that more-than-ever; many of the links for video clips of 911 footage on the major search engines have been deleted... be sure to download copies of (any) important information you have read (or saved in your favorites file) and consider burning the content to CD's.

To report/forward important news tips/stories to the Editor of In Today's Catholic World, please click here.

St. Thomas Aquinas - Universal Doctor of the Church "By their malice, the Scribes and Pharisees and princes of the Jews were a considerable hindrance to the salvation of the people, both because they opposed Christ's doctrine, which was the only way to salvation, and also because their evil ways corrupted the morals of the people.

"It would be licit, according to custom, to hold the Jews in perpetual servitude because of their crime."
-St. Thomas Aquinas

Relevant Links:

The Attack of the USS Liberty by "Israel" During the 1967 War (and the US Government's pitiful betrayal of Justice on the matter to this day)

The Five Dancing "Israelis" Arrested On 9-11

Catholics and the Bible: Learning from the Train Wreck and Folly of Anti-Christ Martin Luther

Liberalism as it is in this Country (America) (by Fr. Felix Sarda Y Salvany Imprimatur)

"If our age in its pride laughs at and rejects Our Lady’s Rosary, a countless legion of the most saintly men of every age and of every condition have not only held it most dear and have most piously recited it but have also used it at all times as a most powerful weapon to overcome the devil, to preserve the purity of their lives, to acquire virtue more zealously, in a word, to promote peace among men."
(Pius XI, Encyclical Letter, Ingravescentibus Malis, On the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary).

Learn the Rosary in Latin Here

"In the Passion of Christ nobody stand up to say one word to protect Our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Passion of the Church, who stand up to protect the true pope Gregory XVII in Exile? Nobody." -Fr. Khoat Tran (written statement 05/20/06)

Pope Gregory XVII
"Cardinal Siri" A.K.A. Pope Gregory XVII gave a clear reference to what happened at the 1958 Conclave
when He wrote in 1972 how the "superpowers" (Judeo-Masonry) "could" overturn a lawful Conclave

"The segregation of the conclave is yet more necessary; with modern means, with modern technology, without an absolute segregation it would not be possible to save an election from the pressure of external powers. Today the superpowers (and the lesser ones alike) have too great an interest in having on their side, through condescendence or weakness, the highest moral authority in the world. And they would do all that they are so very good at doing. The pressures to overturn the *substance of the law of the conclave could be driven by the will to obtain precisely this result." (Excerpt from, The Election of the Roman Pontiff (L'Elezione del Romano Pontefice) By: Joseph Cardinal Siri, originally published in RENOVATIO VII (1972), inst. 2, pp. 155-156, From “Il Dovere Dell’Ortodossia”)

*"Resignation is invalid by law if it was made out of grave fear unjustly inflicted, fraud, substantial error, or simony"
(1917 Code of Canon Law, Canon 185)

Nuclear Terrorism
Judeo-Masonry's evil
agenda was to force Pope Gregory XVII, by any and all means possible, to relinquish the public exercise of His Office.

Pope Gregory XVII, affirmed the real threats thrust upon him at the 1958 Conclave

In the various clandestine meetings that Fr. Khoat had with the Hostage Pope, Gregory XVII in June of 1988 (which TCW possesses photographic evidence of) - Pope Gregory XVII, affirmed the unlawful real threats He received at the 1958 conclave. His Holiness also during one of the secret meetings, told Fr. Khoat that after all of this terrible evil (the illegitimate "popes" the life of guard/duress He was constantly under) - the one consolation that could be drawn from this gravest of attacks, was it showed the power of the Church (i.e. Her Teachings) to withstand the worst of persecutions.

"Never, never will a storm have been so strong against any other Pontiff. He is already a martyr before undergoing martyrdom. He is suffering before the hour has come. But he offers his own person and the blood of his veins for all his torturers and for those who are making terrible attempts upon his life. How many exiles to be suffered!" (Revelation of Maria Julia Jahenny, d. 1941 A.D.)With Ecclesiastical Approval

1958 Conclave White Smoke

Three well reasoned paragraphs written by Hutton Gibson in his Newsletter (7/27/97) prior to his BLASTOFF!

"Perhaps you recall five minutes of white smoke, the traditional method of announcing the election of a pope, from the Sistine Chapel chimney October 26, 1958. At the same time the word went out from the Conclave marshal on the private telephone line to his outside counterpart to call out the guards to welcome the new pope. Then the guards were recalled; it was all a mistake. Sure it was! These people so privileged and so proud of their (non-voting) participation in the Conclave are of all men the least likely to fail their official duties. So we may take it that the Conclave had served its purpose and elected a pope who had accepted his election, or there would have been no white smoke and no telephone call. So somehow his election was set aside, and we were granted an antipope, a heretic and freemason, Roncalli. But there was no interregnum because there was a legitimately elected pope, even if we knew nothing about him—probably Cardinal Siri. We were given this excuse that the College of Cardinals countained no one of papal calibre, so it had seated this aged incompetent to appoint Montini a cardinal to be eligible at the next opportunity. But the College included men who would have stood out in any age, not least Ottaviani and Siri.

The whole concept is heretical. Was a fisherman of papal calibre? Christ seems almost to have gone out of His way to choose a pope and apostles for jobs clearly beyond their capabilities, thus proving that the power was in the message, not in the messenger. But they had the Holy Ghost, and so has a genuine pope, which is one proof that Roncalli, Montini, Luciani, and Wojtyla have never been popes. Any fool can be pope; the Holy Ghost will preserve him in truth. He cannot wander accidentally into heresy.

So we could have had a genuine pope kept from his rightful place by some such threat as an atom bomb on Rome, or the killing of millions of Catholics behind the iron curtain. He would still be pope, and he just may have changed the requirements for election of his genuine successor, whom he just may have appointed. *We may have a pope now. We cannot be sure that we have not. If we have, we can have no mandate to elect one."

*Ditto (04/25/07) -ED

Brother John of the Cleft Rock (14th Century): "Towards the end of the world, tyrants and hostile mobs will rob the Church and the clergy of all their possessions and will afflict and martyr them. Those who heap the most abuse upon them will be held in high esteem.
At that time, the Pope with his cardinals will have to flee Rome in tragic circumstances to a place where they will be unknown. The Pope will die a cruel death in his exile. The sufferings of the Church will be much greater than at any previous time in her history. But God will raise a holy Pope, and the Angels will rejoice. Enlightened by God, this man will rebuild almost the whole world through his holiness. He will lead everyone to the true Faith. Everywhere, the fear of God, virtue, and good morals will prevail. He will lead all erring sheep back to the fold, and there shall be one faith, one law, one rule of life, and one baptism on earth. All men will love each other and do good, and all quarrels and wars will cease."

"...to restore to us our very reason..."

Melanie Calvat
Picture of the Seer at La Salette, Malanie Calvat
(middle front row in black dress) with Nuns & Priest 1897 A.D.

"We are very guilty! In consequence of this, it is necessary that a very great and terrible scourge should come to revive our faith, and to restore to us our very reason, which we have almost entirely lost. Wicked men are devoured by a thirst for exercising their cruelty; but when they shall have reached the uttermost point of barbarity, God Himself shall extend His hand to stop them, and very soon after, a complete change shall be effected in all surviving persons. ...Let us pray; let us pray. God does not wish to chastise us severely. He speaks to us in so many, so many ways to make us return to Him. How long shall we remain stubborn? Let us pray, let us pray; let us never cease praying and doing penance."
(Additional words of Melanie Calvat, Shepherdess of La Salette, France)

"This is the time of the power of darkness, but we must challenge that darkness! In order to be a true Catholic three things are required: devotion to the Holy Eucharist, devotion to Our Lady, and devotion to the Papacy- but many forget the third one- devotion to the Papacy.
Yet, it is a requirement of a true Catholic. You must have all three. Jesus will restore His Church, but we must fight- fight with courage!"

-The Rev. Fr. Peter Khoat Van Tran, April 2007 A.D.

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(April 18, Feria - Wednesday in Low Week)

Maria Goretti
St. Maria Goretti: Virgin Martyr of Purity
(October 16, 1890 A.D. - July 6, 1902 A.D.)

"Now observe, my daughter, the contrast between the luxurious dress of many women and the raiment and adornments of Jesus....Tell me: what relation do their fine shoes bear to the spikes in Jesus' feet? The rings on their hands to the nails which perforated His? The fashionable coiffure to the crown of thorns? The painted face to That covered with bruises? Shoulders exposed by the low-cut gown to His, all striped with blood? Ah, but there is a marked likeness between these worldly women and the Jews who, incited by the devil, scourged Our Lord!

"At the hour of such a woman's death I think Jesus will be heard asking: 'Cujos est imago haec et circumspecto—Of whom is she the image?' And the reply will be: "Demonii—of the devil.' Then He will say: 'Let her who has followed the devil's fashions be handed over to him; and to God, those who have imitated the modesty of Jesus and Mary.' " -St. Anthony Mary Claret

In Today's Catholic World (TCW)
April 18, 2007 A.D.

(Minneapolis) -April 18- TCW is reprinting an article that first appeared in the MarylikeCrusader, Nov-Dec 1963. It is important to note the writer (a loyal Catholic) is clearly expressing his dismay at the contrast of what Church law teaches regarding holy Modesty in Dress (which he accepted/followed) and what was coming (and not coming out) from *"Rome" at that time.

*Note: this article was written five years after the reprobate Freemasonic agents "within" the Catholic Church had stolen the Papal Throne from His Holiness, Pope Gregory XVII -ED

The enemies of the Church had been plotting for Her overthrow for decades - most sadly, many of the American Prelates (even in the late 1800's) had not properly sounded the grave alarm trumpeted by (the true) Rome regarding the threats/methods being used, or to be used, by the filthy Freemasonic sect in the U.S., (and worldwide), to accomplish their universal plan of destruction of the good (Catholic Order).

"Furthermore there have been found in Freemasonry several sectarians who have maintained that all means are to be systematically used, in order, to saturate the multitudes with licentiousness and vices; because in their opinion peoples would naturally fall into their hands and become the instruments needed for the accomplishment of their most audacious evil projects." -His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII

Today, 2007 A.D., the True Church is under the worst attack ever by its vilest enemy Judeo-Masonry (one side will win) - save your soul - pray for true papal restoration!

*Special note to TCW's young adult readers who are striving to be Saints: guard your eyes always, avoid near occasions of sin -TV, all movie theaters, if using the internet have preset safe sites for viewing (from your parents hopefully?), keep absolutely no bad companions (crucial), pray your daily rosary, take St. Maria Goretti as a special patron. -ED

Jacinta Marto "Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Divine Lord very much." -Jacinta Marto, Seer at Fatima

Rome's Decrees on Modesty in Dress:

Still Victims of "Conspiracy of Silence"

(English Translation of 1928 Document)


Modern Liberalism gives repeated evidence of a morbid fear of crusades against immodest fashions. It stubbornly adheres to the oft-repeated, and oft-condemned principle that Christian modesty in dress is regulated by “customs and styles of time, place and circumstances.” Just as stubbornly does it ignore, or refuse to heed, authoritative statements or decrees which contradict its pet sophisms and which insist that it is the Church, and not society, to which Christ has entrusted the principles governing Christian modesty.

Thus it happened that the “Crusade Against Immodest Fashions, Especially in Schools Directed by Religious,” ordered by Pope Pius XI on August 23, 1928, was all but completely ignored in the United States, even by our Catholic press. The letter containing the order was sent to all Ordinaries of Italy through the Sacred Congregation of Religious, and was made known to the world through the Acta Apostolicae Sedis in 1930 (vol. 22, pp. 26-28). Yet, to this day, very few Catholics have even heard of this document; and scarcely anyone seems to know its gravely-worded contents. For two decades we have been looking in vain for an English translation. At last we have one. It was made recently by the well-known Father John Rubba, O.P., from the Italian as it appeared in Commentarium Pro Religiosis (vol. 9, 1928, pp. 414-415). We are most happy to publish Father Rubba’s translation.


1928 Letter to the Congregation for Religious


To The Ordinaries of Italy: regarding the crusade against immodest fashions, especially in schools directed by women Religious.

Circular. Most Illustrious and Reverend Sir, well known to you are the grave words of condemnation which the Holy Father spoke, on several occasions, with apostolic authority, against the immodest fashion of women’s dress which prevails today to the detriment of good breeding.

Suffice it to recall the very grave words, charged with grief and admonition, with which in the discourse of August 15th current, in the consistorial chamber, promulgating the decree on the heroic virtues of Venerable Paola Frassinetti, His Holiness denounced once again the danger which, by its seductive fascination, threatens so many unwary souls, who profess to belong to the flock of Jesus Christ and to His Holy Church.

It is painful to point out in this regard that the deplorable custom tends to insinuate itself among young girls who frequent, as extern pupils, some of the schools directed by Sisters and Sunday-school classes which are held in female religious institutions.

In order to confront a danger which, by spreading, becomes ever more grave, this Sacred Congregation, by order of the Holy Father, calls upon the Ordinaries of Italy so that they may communicate to the superiors of the houses of female religious in their respective dioceses the following injunctions of this Sacred Congregation, confirmed by His Holiness in audience this day:

a) In all schools, academies, recreation centers, Sunday schools, and laboratories directed by female religious, not to be admitted from now on are those girls who do not observe in their attire the rules of modesty and Christian decency.

b) To this end, the superiors themselves will be obliged to exercise a close supervision and exclude peremptorily from the schools and projects of their institutions those pupils who do not conform to these prescriptions.

c) They must not be influenced in this by any human respect, either for material considerations or by reason of the social prestige and of the families of their pupils, even though the student body should diminish in number.

d) Furthermore, the Sisters, in fulfillment of their educational pursuits, must endeavor to inculcate sweetly and strongly in their pupils the love and relish for holy modesty, the sign and guardian of purity and delicate adornment of womankind.

Your Reverence will be vigilant that these injunctions be exactly observed and that there be perfect conformity of conduct among all the institutes of female religious in the diocese.

You will severely call to task whoever should fail in this, and should any abuse be prolonged, you will notify this Sacred Congregation.

With deepest esteem, I remain,

Devotedly yours,

G. Cardinal Laurenti, Prefect

Sacred Congregation for Religious

Vincent La Puma, Secretary

Rome, August 23, 1928


Liberalism’s Excuse for Ignoring Letter


The excuse usually given for ignoring the Pope’s modesty crusade was, that it was not directed to the United States, but to Italy. A strange attitude, indeed, after Pope Pius XI had spoken to the world (as had Pope Benedict XV previously) “grave words of condemnation ... on several occasions, with apostolic authority, against immodest fashion of women’s dress which prevails today to the detriment of good breeding ...”; and in view of the fact that perhaps nowhere in the world were Catholic women and girls dressing more scandalously than in the United States, and therefore nowhere was the Pope’s Crusade more urgently needed than in our own nation.

But by 1928 Liberalism was already in control of Catholic thinking. And Liberalism could see no need for the Pope’s Modesty Crusade. It kept insisting that “custom” determines what is modest and what is immodest in attire—even when these shameless customs were introduced for profits by heathen commercialism in a de-Christianized society—all the warnings of the Vicars of Christ to the contrary notwithstanding.

Yet, the good faith of Liberalism fell under serious suspicion when it persisted in ignoring the 1928 Letter even after the Holy See made it official also for the United States less than 17 months later. For on January 12, 1930 the Pope directed the Sacred Congregation of the Council to issue a strongly-worded Letter on Christian Modesty to the whole world, which required of “Nuns compliance with the Letter dated August 23, 1928, by the Sacred Congregation of Religious.” [see no. 6 below] This 1930 letter was even more emphatic; gave more detailed directives; and imposed the obligation of combating the immodest fashions and promoting modesty on all persons in authority—Bishops and other ordinaries, parish priests, parents, Superioresses and teachers in schools. This letter reads as follows:

1930 Letter of the Congregation of the Council

By virtue of the supreme apostolate which he wields over the Universal Church by Divine Will, our Most Holy Father Pope Pius XI has never ceased to inculcate, both verbally and by his writings, the words of St. Paul (1 Tim. xi,9-10), namely, “Women ... adorning themselves with modesty and sobriety ... and professing godliness with good works.”

Very often, when occasion arose, the same Supreme Pontiff condemned emphatically the immodest fashion of dress adopted by Catholic women and girls—which fashion not only offends the dignity of women and against her adornment, but conduces to the temporal ruin of the women and girls, and, what is still worse, to their eternal ruin, miserably dragging down others in their fall. It is not surprising, therefore, that all Bishops and other ordinaries, as is the duty of ministers of Christ, should in their own dioceses have unanimously opposed their depraved licentiousness and promiscuity of manners, often bearing with fortitude the derision and mockery leveled against them for this cause.

Therefore this Sacred Council, which watches over the discipline of clergy and people, while cordially commending the action of the Venerable Bishops, most emphatically exhorts them to persevere in their attitude and increase their activities insofar as their strength permits, in order that this unwholesome disease be definitely uprooted from human society.

In order to facilitate the desired effect, this Sacred Congregation, by the mandate of the Most Holy Father, has decreed as follows:


Exhortation to Those in Authority


1. The parish priest, and especially the preacher, when occasion arises, should, according to the words of the Apostle Paul (2 Tim. iv, 2), insist, argue exhort and command that feminine garb be based on modesty and womanly ornament be a defense of virtue. Let them likewise admonish parents to cause their daughters to cease wearing indecorous dress.

2. Parents, conscious of their grave obligations toward the education, especially religious and moral, to their offspring, should see to it that their daughters are solidly instructed, from earliest childhood, in Christian doctrine; and they themselves should assiduously inculcate in their souls, by word and example, love for the virtues of modesty and chastity; and since their family should follow the example of the Holy Family, they must rule in such a manner that all its members, reared within the walls of the home, should find reason and incentive to love and preserve modesty.

3. Let parents keep their daughters away from public gymnastic games and contests; but if their daughters are compelled to attend such exhibitions, let them see that they are fully and modestly dressed. Let them never permit their daughters to don immodest garb.

4. Superioresses and teachers in schools for girls must do their utmost to instill love of modesty in the hearts of maidens confided to their care and urge them to dress modestly.

5. Said Superioresses and teachers must not receive in their colleges and schools immodestly dressed girls, and should not even make an exception in the case of mothers of pupils. If, after being admitted, girls persist in dressing immodestly, such pupils should be dismissed.

6. Nuns, in compliance with the Letter dated August 23, 1928, by the Sacred Congregation of Religious, must not receive in their colleges, schools, oratories or recreation grounds, or, if once admitted, tolerate girls who are not dressed with Christian modesty; said Nuns, in addition, should do their utmost so that love for holy chastity and Christian modesty may become deeply rooted in the hearts of their pupils.

7. It is desirable that pious organizations of women be founded, which by their counsel, example and propaganda should combat the wearing of apparel unsuited to Christian modesty, and should promote purity of customs and modesty of dress.

8. In the pious associations of women those who dress immodestly should not be admitted to membership; but if, perchance, they are received, and after having been admitted, fall again into their error, they should be dismissed forthwith.

9. Maidens and women dressed immodestly are to be debarred from Holy Communion and from acting as sponsors at the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation; further, if the offense be extreme, they may even be forbidden to enter the church.

Donato Cardinal Sbaretti, Prefect

Congregation of the Council

Rome, January 12, 1930


“Conspiracy of Silence”


This important letter may be found in Acta Apostolicae Sedis of 1930 (vol. 22, pp. 26-28). It also appeared in Canon Law Digest (1, pp. 212-214), and undoubtedly in many other papers in the United States. The Central Bureau of the Catholic Central Verein of St. Louis deserves much credit for circulating an English translation of this letter so widely and so perseveringly over a period of many years. Unfortunately, American Liberalism, which so loudly prates about its loyalty to the Holy See, succeeded in shoving the Pope’s modesty Crusade into oblivion by its “conspiracy of silence,” and by its summary rejection of any set of standards for modesty in dress.


What! No Standards?


But where do you find the Marylike standards in either of these letters? The Liberals ask with an air of triumph, thus implying, if not claiming outright, that these standards are not authentic. But after many years of research, these standards are now full authenticated as having been issued by the Cardinal-Vicar of Pius XI in Rome, in these words:

“in order that uniformity of understanding prevail in all institutions of religious women ... we recall that a dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat, which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows, and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper ...”


The quick action of issuing the standards only 31 days after the Pope launched the Modesty Crusade show the great importance attached to the standards. You simply cannot promote modesty in dress without standards. Those who reject standards usually see no need for a Modesty Crusade. Or did you ever see any of them zealously promoting Christian modesty in dress? Hardly, they are too intent on calling those persons “prudes” who try to be conscientious in following the guidance of the Church; too busy trying to prove that modesty is what a paganized society, “custom,” says it is. In issuing standards, Rome lit the torch and held it aloft, but the Liberals quickly blew it out.

“In order that uniformity of understanding prevail” is the key to the question of standards. Without “uniformity” only confusion can result. And confusion defeats the entire purpose of the Modesty Crusade.

Both letters from the Holy See postulate some set of standards. Let us take some examples from the 1930 letter. How can parents possibly carry out number 3 in the absence of standards? Let conscientious parents try to object to a suit prescribed by a gym instructor, and see what happens!

Again, a teacher trying to carry out numbers 5 and 6 dismisses from school a girl who “persists in dressing immodestly,” or she bars from the school or its premises an immodestly dressed mother wishing to visit her daughter. Woe to that teacher if her case is brought to a Superioress or a Pastor who does not subscribe to standards of modesty in dress! “Liberty of conscience” is immediately invoked, and that poor teacher is “put in the doghouse.” Lack of “uniformity” nullifies all her efforts. (Many Sisters have complained of this.)

Further, how can the “pious associations” of number 8 possibly operate without a “uniform” standard? Try it!

Finally, in the absence of standards, “uniformity”, how would a pastor fare who would try to enforce no. 9?

Truly absurd and ridiculous is the claim of some that standards of modesty in dress are not essential for the Modesty Crusade. This fact is fully verified by the experience of the Marylike Crusade. Marching confidently under Mary’s glorious banner, we call these standards the Marylike Standards because we know that “Mary approves what the Church approves.”

"To conquer himself is the grandest victory that man can gain." -St. Ignatius of Loyola, Letter 51

"Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist... The Church will be in eclipse..."
(Words spoken by Our Lady of La Salette to Melanie Calvat in 1846 A.D., a fully approved Church Apparition)

Relevant Links:

The Immaculate Heart

Condemnation of: Men's Attire Worn by Women (By Pope Gregory XVII)

Featured Book:

The Glories of Mary Translated From The Italian Of St. Alphonsus Liguori Founder Of The Congregation Of The Holy Redeemer, P.J. Kenedy & Sons, New York 1852 Imprimatur (Note: the table of contents are on page 9 -ED)

Featured Musical Composition:

Missa Brevis by Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina (14 min)

Pray For True Papal Restoration!

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(April 15th, Low Sunday of I Class, Greater Double )

Pope Pius IX Blessing Catholic Defenders of His Domain
Vicar of Christ and Ruler of the World, Pope Pius IX, shown Giving His Benediction to Catholic Military Defenders of His Domain

"In that little band were men of noble blood, of time-honoured memory, of high culture, fighting side by side with simple, hard-handed, broad-hearted peasants, who, full of devotion, left their hamlets and their homes to defend the Vicar of our Lord, and with striplings of seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen years of age, mature in faith, and the manhood of Christian chivalry. These were the men who, forsaking home and all that life holds best and dearest, went to bear arms as private soldiers, without hire and without hope, except that of defending the person and authority of the Vicar of Christ, and of shedding their blood, if need be, in the justest warfare and for the holiest cause." -Cardinal Manning


In Today's Catholic World (TCW)
April 15, 2007 A.D.

(Minneapolis) -April 15- In 1867 as the Freemasons of Modern Italy attempted to sack Eternal Rome (that is situated in that region of Western Europe) many Catholics from all parts of Christendom, including Italy, courageously dropped all they were doing/their plans and converged to the locale of the Holy See to protect Christ's Vicar (Pope Pius IX and His domains) as generations of past European Catholics had always done (i.e. helped defend the Pope from evil aggressors).

In Today's Catholic World is posting an important sermon from His Excellency, Cardinal Henry Edward Manning, who eloquently and justly shows the honor due to these Catholic military heroes and specifically to certain ones who bravely gave their lives (140 years ago) for de fide in the war (that continues today) against satanic masonry.

Of course a prudent (as directed by the True Hierarchy) Catholic military option against the sacrilegious V-2 criminal usurpers of Church property is both holy and lawful. Pray for Papal Restoration.-The Editor

St. Peter's Basilica
Basilica di S. Pietro

Christ And Antichrist

A Sermon At The Mass Of Requiem For Those Who Fell In Defence Of Rome


Cardinal Henry Edward Manning, Archbishop of Westminster

(Given in 1867 A.D.)

We fools counted their life madness, and their end without honour. Behold, they are
numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the Saints.
WISDOM, v. 4-5.

THERE is a day to come which will reverse the confident judgments of men. In that day 'the first shall be last and the last first.' The wise in this world will be fools, and the fools in this world wise. The mad in this world will be the heirs of a better. It is no wonder to us that, day after day, base, craven, hireling names should be showered upon the noble-hearted men who have joyfully laid down their lives for the Vicar of Jesus Christ. I should break the peace of this hour if I were to repeat the heartless and bitter railings which have been pelted at them. They would taint the fragrance of this sanctuary. I will, therefore, examine the cause for which they fell; and I will appeal from their nameless accusers to a tribunal which is seldom unjust to the broad, calm, common sense of Englishmen, and to the nobler and higher instincts of Christians.

The dead for whose repose we offer the Holy Sacrifice to-day were slain in battle for the defence of the sacred person of the Vicar of Jesus Christ, of his lawful authority over the city which, under the providence of God, he and his predecessors have held, by martyrdom, suffering, and sovereignty, for 1,800 years ; for the liberty of his person and office as Head of the Universal Church, for his supreme guardianship of the faith and law of Jesus Christ, in which all Christendom has its vital interest ; and finally, for the rights and spiritual liberties of the whole Catholic world.

If it be madness or baseness to die for such a cause, tell me what cause is holy, what cause is glorious? If the world call such men hirelings, the whole Christian world will honour them as martyrs ; and we will bide the sentence of the Judge from Whom is no appeal.

There was a time when the whole of Western Christendom held it to be noble and glorious to volunteer in arms to defend the Holy Sepulchre from the powers of Mahometanism. Why is it not in like manner noble and glorious to defend the Vicar of Jesus Christ, the liberty, the purity of the Church itself from an anti-Christian revolution ? If it was an act of Christian chivalry to defend the frontiers of Christendom, why is it not both Christian and chivalrous to defend its head and centre? If it was a noble courage to fight and to fall for the Christian liberty and purity of souls and of homes threatened by Mahometanism, how is it ignoble and hireling to defend the Christian Church at the centre of its liberty, purity, and life, against the violence of men who have blasphemously trumpeted their hatred of Christianity, and stained the cities of Italy with impurity and blood ? If a war for justice be sacred, and if all Christians may lawfully and with dignity help their brethren of every nation, and die in such a cause, how can a Christian hand write names of infamy upon them? I appeal from such wresting of judgment to the Christian conscience arid Christian justice of Englishmen. I say, of Englishmen, because the hearts and consciences of Irishmen are already wounded and burning at this violation of every instinct of their faith.

But perhaps we shall be told that Rome is the capital of Italy.

We deny it. Rome is not the capital of Italy. It is the capital of Christendom. God has so made it, and man cannot unmake it. All Christian nations have a right in it. Italy has its share in Rome as France has, and all other Catholic people ; and neither less nor more. But Rome is in Italy, and 'Italians speak one tongue. Geography and language create no rights. If it were so, Canada would justly be annexed to the United States. North America, 'one and united' would not be made ' till it had incorporated Canada in its national unity of language and geography. Spain may say the same of Gibraltar, Italy of Malta, and the races of India in their several limits of territory and language. To this portentous theory of nationalism we answer, that it is a denial of all true national and international justice, the source of schism in religion, and of revolution in politics. Until the schism of the sixteenth century shattered the unity of Christian Europe, this theory of confusion was never known. A higher unity and a higher law bound together the nations of the Christian world, and consecrated the authority of States, while it protected the liberties and rights of the people. As Christians, and as Catholics, we refuse to break up the unity of Christendom for the unity of Italy, and to sacrifice the Christian and supernatural order of the world to the ' national aspirations ' of any people.

His Holiness, Venerable Pope Pius IX
Ven. Pope Pius IX
"You must fight energetically, since you know very well what great wounds the undefiled Spouse of Christ Jesus has suffered, and how vigorous is the destructive attack of Her enemies.-His Holiness, Venerable Pope Pius IX

For the last thirty years the doctrine of nationalities and non-intervention has been preached with a subtlety and a confidence which has seduced many and stunned more. Men have been afraid of raising their heads against the claim of a nation's right to make revolutions. The doctrine which the Protestant Reformation used as a wedge to split off nations from the unity of the Church has been since applied as the lever to overturn thrones, and to destroy international rights. It is now wielded to overturn the Holy See. We are told that the highest and ultimate unity on earth is the unity of a nation ; that each nation may isolate itself both in religion and politics at will; and that non-intervention is a reciprocal and universal duty of all nations to each other. Against this system of national supremacy, anti-Christian and immoral, we protest in the name of Christendom. There is a unity higher than the unity of any nation, in which the welfare of all nations is bound up : the unity of the Christian world. The maintenance of this unity, in its head and centre, in its order, and laws of national justice and co-operation, is the highest interest of all nations, and the guarantee of their reciprocal duties and rights. England isolated itself from the Christian world in religion three hundred years ago, and its present attitude of political isolation is the inevitable result, Russia in like manner is cut off from Europe by its schism, and its schism dictates its policy. Prussia is still half united to the Catholic world. The other nations of Europe are, for the most part, or altogether, members of the Catholic unity. It is not possible for any one of them to claim the Russian or English exemption from national responsibility to a higher unity, without renouncing their Catholic character. This, in an evil hour, Italy has been lured, taunted, tempted to do. And in an evil hour it has listened. It has claimed the capital of Christendom by a vote of its Parliament as the capital of Italy. But the Catholic world will not submit to this usurpation : and France, not as France, but as the mandatory of the Catholic Powers, has defeated, and will defeat, the usurpation, and protect the centre of Catholic unity and the Head of the Catholic world. This is our answer. The unity of Christendom will not make way for the unity of Italy.

It was for this cause these brave men fell.

And yet it was not against the Monarchy of Italy they fought. They were face to face with an anti-Christian horde, which the King of Italy disowned. Some ten thousand men of all parts of Italy, and of many other countries, armed and organised, without authority of public law, and in direct violation of the same, invaded the States of the Church. They made a private war in the name of the Red Revolution. This horde was led by the man who in 1848 stained Rome with innocent blood, and the other day de manded the overthrow of the Christian religion as essential to the welfare of the world. They were on their way to Rome to dethrone, not the Pontiff only, but Jesus Christ. God has not permitted the outrage to be perpetrated. While we were praying, day by day, in the Holy Mass, and before the most Holy Sacrament ; while in Rome households were saying at the first hour of night the Litany of our Blessed Mother, with an invocation of St. Peter and St. Paul for the protection of the City; the head of the revolution, with its leader in all his prestige, was crushed and swept off the Patrimony of the Church by a blow so sudden and so complete that not a vestige, except the dead, wounded, and arms of the invaders remained on the field. Men will read this event differently. Some will see in it no more than a battle and a victory. We see in it also an answer to prayer, and an act of the power of God. It has once more saved the head and centre of Christianity from outrage and sacrilege ; and they who gave their lives in the defence of Christianity may be numbered with the martyrs. But over that field of slaughter and of flight there hangs a gloorn as of a funeral pall. The unhappy men who fell with weapons in their hands raised against the Vicar of Jesus Christ were regenerate in baptism, and once illuminated with faith, and members of the Holy Catholic Church. In boyhood they had made their first confession and first communion as you did. But some terrible illusion of Satan, and the snares of secret societies, blinded and entangled them. I would fain say, 'Father, forgive them, they know not what they do!' But how could they be ignorant of their sin? There is mourning for them in many homes, and we mourn over their misery ; but our tongues are tied, and our thoughts suspended. Our hearts can only ascend in secret to the infinite perfection of the Divine mercy.

I have said that those for whom we pray did not fall before the Italian Monarchy. But there are depths in these events which we cannot fathom. The armies of the King of Italy did not disarm or hinder the invaders. They were bound to do it, but did it not. They entered the Roman State in the rear of the revolution, and stood awaiting its success. I know not how to interpret this conduct : but I know how it would have been interpreted in England if the armies of the United States had not repressed the armed bands which a year ago, from their frontier, threatened Canada; still more, if they had advanced in the rear of the marauders to hold for the American Union what might be successfully seized by force. Such a course would not be ignoble because Great Britain is strong, nor is it noble because the Pope is weak. Neither are the ' national aspirations ' of Italy for Rome more legitimate than the national aspirations of the Union for Quebec. Italy has no more claim on Rome than on Dresden or Paris. Rome is protected by as sacred a right of sovereignty against the usurpation and ambition of Italy as Vienna or Madrid. Sovereigns do not lose their rights because they are in the neighbourhood of stronger powers. If proximity and geography and the unity of language constitute a right for the greater powers to absorb the weaker, then Brussels may be lawfully annexed by France, and Amsterdam by Germany. We have loudly aided and encouraged Italy in this usurping policy. We have lavished upon it ' the moral support ' of leading articles, and we shall reap the fruit of our labours.

The Eldest Daughter of the Church
Fleur De Lis

It is a strange simplicity which pretends to wonder why France should ever have made a Convention when it withdrew its protection from the Holy See ; and why it should have surrounded it with 'a moral cordon,' reserving to itself the right of in tervention.

It did so because the Holy See is to France and to the Catholic world a centre in which they have su preme and vital rights ; and it placed the security of the Holy See within the same defence which protects our persons and properties from burglars and mur derers: the justice and conscience of Christian men, the public law of Christendom, backed by a supreme power which ' bears not the sword in vain.'

I have no doubt that they who counsel to Italy moderation ' for the present,' and hold out the hope of Rome in reversion when Pius IX. goes to his rest, sincerely believe themselves to be wise and equitable men. We are told also that the signs of the times are enough to show that Pius IX. is the last Pontiff who will hold a temporal sceptre. Some" men will read even Holy Scripture backwards. They can also reverse the signs of the times. Those signs rather indicate that so long as there is a Christian world so long the Pontiff will be Sovereign. If the world should apostatise from Christianity, it then may be that God would scourge it by the fulfilment of its heart's desire.

Giuseppe Garibaldi
Enemy of the Italian People: Freemasonic Pervert Giuseppe Garibaldi

But it is well for them to know that the Catholic world, neither now nor hereafter neither at the decease of Pius IX., nor yet at any time will yield one shadow of the inalienable right "of the Sovereign Pontiffs to the capital of Christendom ; nor will it for a moment suffer the denial of its own supreme right and duty to intervene for the protection of the Holy See. The moral cordon of justice and order will be always drawn around it ; and the right of execution will never depart from the Catholic world. In the days of Pius IX, it is France alone which has executed the will of Christendom ; in the days of his successor it may be a league of Catholic Powers, or the force of two hundred millions concentrated and brought to bear by some future or ganisation which shall give expression and effect to their will.

For twenty years the anti-Christian seditions of all the world have aimed at the overthrow of Rome, at the destruction of the Temporal Power first, of the Spiritual Power afterwards. They hate the Temporal Power much, but they hate the Spiritual Power more. They think that if it were possible to destroy the Temporal Power, the Pontiffs would be either per secuted or subject. A Pope subject to a Royal Supremacy would reduce the Spiritual Supremacy to absurdity; and derision would be a keener and more deadly weapon against Christianity than persecution. For this end, therefore, all the spirits of anti- Christian revolution have united against Rome. They have poisoned the public opinion of Europe against it by lying, or by truths perverted, which are the worst of lies. They have misled and influenced Governments, stirred up popular bigotry, painted the Government of Rome in the darkest and falsest colours, organised in secret a propaganda of sedition to disgust, alienate, and goad on the subjects of the Holy See to discontent and to rebellion. Finally, when the people of Rome would not rebel, nor accept them as deliverers, nor take the baits of sedition, the revolutionary hordes of all countries entered the Roman State in arms. It was at once proclaimed as the rising and insurrection of the Roman State. Foreign invasion played the part of domestic insurrection. Every act to seduce or to compel the peaceful population to rise has been used. Provisional Governments, revolutionary com mittees, petitions signed by imaginary thousands, plebiscites, proclamations, conspiracies in Rome, shells thrown among the loyal inhabitants, gun powder plots, mines under the walls all has been tried, but all in vain. In the end, moved by a just indignation, delayed, through Christian endurance, only too long, the soldiers and protectors of the Holy See crushed and scattered the lawless bands of the revolution. It was a just and noble act for the Catholics of all countries to sweep the seditions, con spiracies, and armed outrages of foreign invaders* out of the Patrimony of the Church. If the unbelievers of other countries, banded in secret societies, have a right to plot the overthrow of the Sovereign Pontiff, the faithful of other nations have likewise a just and perfect right, in open and lawful array, to defend his

* A private letter from one who is in attendance on the prisoners in Rome states that there are ten Englishmen among them. The foreign correspondent of one of our newspapers stated that four Spaniards fought under Garibaldi in the uniform of General Prim's army.

person and his throne. If the revolution invade his State, the Catholic world has a right to turn it out. Foreign aggressors may justly be destroyed by foreign troops. And yet no Catholic power is foreign in Rome. Every Catholic has a right in the Holy See, and in the city where God has placed it. The theory of non-intervention has no application in this case. Non-intervention may be a policy of the natural order; but it must be confined to the sphere of politics, and to the mutual respect of civil Governments. When applied to Rome, it is a mere deceit, in order to mask the question. No Catholic Power can proclaim the policy of non-intervention when the Vicar of Christ and the Head of the Catholic Church is threat ened, To do so would be to renounce the Catholic character and name. Protestant or schismatical Go vernments may, perhaps, proclaim non-intervention as their policy, because they have forfeited their rights in Rome. They may also in their theories divide the Temporal from the Spiritual Power of the Pontiffs. But all Catholics know these things to be providentially united for the free and peaceful exercise of the mission of the Church among the nations of the world. The intervention of the French people to defend the person and authority of Pius IX. against external violence, from whatsoever nation, race, or Government it may come, would be, by all the prescriptions of Christian international law, an honourable, just, and noble act. How much more, when France has intervened against a lawless and immoral band of invaders, rebels to their own Government, and disturbers of the peace of the Christian world ! By this act, which is only one more in the traditional office of France in protecting the Centre and Head of Christendom, she has placed herself in the lead of the Christian order, the Christian justice, the Christian chivalry of the world. May God maintain her firm and inflexible in this noblest mis sion upon earth ! The Catholic world will confirm her acts by the sympathy and assent of its heart and conscience. France has thereby invoked upon her self the enmity, scorn, and railing of anti-Catholic and anti-Christian factions. But she has won to herself the confidence and the sympathy of every man among the two hundred millions in all lands, who refuse to offer up the supernatural unity, order, and purity of the Christian world as a homage to the tyranny of modern Nationalism, the deification of the civil power, the anti-Christian hatred against the Church of God. Let France stand firm, and she may stay the plague which is devouring Christian Europe. The prayers of all good men will ascend for her. These things bring to my mind others of a sadder cast, and nearer to ourselves. But I forbear to speak of my own country.

There are, however, happier thoughts, to which I gladly turn.

The late events have detected and exposed with a terrible but just retribution the hollo wness, the im posture, the falsehood, the vainglory, the impotence of the Revolution. Grandiloquence, mystery, pre tended ubiquity, for a long time terrified or distracted the friends of order. But the veil is rent, and the idol is broken. On the 1st of November the ring leader of this godless anarchy proclaimed to the world from Monte Rotondo : ' I here, alone a Roman General, with full powers from the only lawful Government that is, of the Roman Republic, and elected by universal suffrage have the right to maintain myself in arms on this territory of my jurisdiction.' * Before the moon was up on the night of the 3rd, he and his hordes were swept away, not by the soldiers of Christendom, nor by the armies of France, but by the just judgment of God, Whom, in the Vicar of His Incarnate Son, he had outraged and defied.

Thus, then, is one vast scandal and danger swept out of Italy. Year by year there have been arising in Italy the harbingers of a better day. It has suffered much, and the shadow of a greater suffering which may yet come is cast before upon it. But there is yet time, and there is yet hope. Italy is both Christian arid Catholic. Infidelity and Revolution have tormented and tainted Italy, but Italy is neither revolutionary nor infidel. Factions have risen, from time to time, to the surface; and the traditional mind and will of Italy is for a while confused and paralysed. But it is evidently rising again in vigour and control ; and if only wise and Christian counsels prevail, the Christian mind of Italy will be once more in the ascendant. Then, and only then, can the reconciliation of Italy and Rome be accomplished. No worse enemy ever came between them than the Infidel Revolution. When Italy returns upon the path of its old Catholic glories, the heart of the Catholic world will return to it. We love and venerate it as the soil on which the greatest glories of the Catholic Church are inscribed,

* Unita Cattolica, Nov. 7, 1867.

and the Head of the Christian world is divinely placed. Apart from these prerogatives Italy has no claim upon our goodwill beyond other nations; against these supreme laws of Providence Italy has no rights. We pray that all temporal prosperity may be upon her, but on condition of her fidelity to the order and unity of the Christian world.

"You will pray for the dead, though the sanctity of their cause almost forbids it, that they may enter into the joy of those who, face to face, see Him for whom they died. And we may trust that their places here will be filled up tenfold a hundredfold that the manhood and chivalry of Catholics in all nations will spring forward with a new energy of devotion and close around the person of Pius IX. and of those who shall come after him, as an impenetrable wall of living strength, against which, if revolutionary violence or ambitious nationalism shall hereafter dash itself again, it may be for ever broken." -Cardinal Henry Edward Manning

There remains but one more thought; an image which rises in our minds high above all in calmness, dignity, and grandeur the Vicar of Jesus Christ, immovable in confidence, inflexible in justice, the Father of his people. Against him can be found no accusa tion. Many have borne witness against him, but their testimonies do not agree together. No man can convict him of injustice, of cruelty, of oppression, of even lawful severity. He has been conspired against and betrayed; but he has pardoned the conspirators and betrayers, to be conspired against and betrayed again. He has taken no man's goods, not so much as a shoe's latchet. He has never harassed the poor of his people, nor driven them from the humble homes of their fathers, nor wounded their conscience in that which is dearest to a Catholic people. The line of Pontiffs stands alone for justice and mercy in the history and the assembly of kings. One accusation against him can alone be proved. He is a Priest of Jesus Christ. Some men are to be found who think this enough to justify his dethronement. The Christian world is not yet of their opinion. Neither were these noble hearts who gave their life-blood, as millions in all nations are likewise willing at this hour to do, in order to forbid this great sacrilege. In that little band were men of noble blood, of time-honoured memory, of high culture, fighting side by side with simple, hard-handed, broad-hearted peasants, who, full of devotion, left their hamlets and their homes to defend the Vicar of our Lord, and with striplings of seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen years of age, mature in faith, and the manhood of Christian chivalry. These were the men who, forsaking home and all that life holds best and dearest, went to bear arms as private soldiers, without hire and without hope, except that of defending the person and authority of the Vicar of Christ, and of shedding their blood, if need be, in the justest warfare and for the holiest cause. God has accepted this offering only from a few ; but there will be fathers, mothers, sisters, wives, who will mourn over this bier. You will pray for the dead, though the sanctity of their cause almost forbids it, that they may enter into the joy of those who, face to face, see Him for whom they died. And we may trust that their places here will be filled up tenfold a hundredfold that the manhood and chivalry of Catholics in all nations will spring forward with a new energy of devotion and close around the person of Pius IX. and of those who shall come after him, as an impenetrable wall of living strength, against which, if revolutionary violence or ambitious nationalism shall hereafter dash itself again, it may be for ever broken.

This outrage and its chastisement warn all nations of the Christian and civilised world to provide for their own safety. It is but one more of the outbursts of anti-Christian and anti-social revolution which have in time past struck at the head and centre of Christendom. It will soon renew its assault. It has been utterly and bitterly foiled, but we do not deceive ourselves with the hope that it is crushed or extinct. It will return again. Its hordes are driven out of view, but they lie under the horizon. They will reform, their array, and return hereafter. We have need, therefore, to prepare more solidly and resolutely than ever.

Three things, we may trust, will come of this offence against the Christian order of nations, which has all but plunged Europe into war.

First : That France declare to all comers, and to all who may affect to doubt it, that the traditional mission of a thousand years as the Protector of the Holy See will not be relaxed ; that it will execute it hereafter, as it has now, with inflexible decision ; that in all diplomatic calculations this must be taken into account; that, while others talk, France will do.

Secondly : That all European nations take security against the renewal of these dangers to both their external and internal peace. The Catholic nations have a vital and all-pervading interest in the safety and independence of the Head of their Religion. The nations not Catholic have among them so many millions of Catholic brethren and fellow-subjects that their own internal welfare, as well as their external peace, is perpetually threatened by these outrages and scandals. It is the highest interest of all to protect, by international law and reciprocal engage ments, the neutrality and exemption of Rome from all political conspiracies and conflicts, and to secure the independence and dignity of the Head of the Catholic world.

Lastly: The example of this noble blood from Rome, from France, from Switzerland, from Belgium, from Holland, from Ireland, from England, and from other lands, which has been generously shed, calls with the voice of a trumpet upon the youth of all Catholic people to form a circle around the Vicar of Jesus Christ. Let the world count their Christian chivalry to be madness, and their end to be without honour. There is One reigning in the realms of light above this dark world Who will accept their reproach, and, if so be, their life-blood, as an offering to Himself. [END]

Relevant Links:

Pope Pius IX's Condemnations of Freemasonry

St. Gemma Galgani's own picture of Pius IX

Featured Books:

Dogmatic Canons And Decrees Authorized Translations Of The Dogmatic Decrees Of The Council Of Trent, The Decree On The Immaculate Conception, The Syllabus Of Pope Pius IX And The Decrees Of The Vatican Council (The Devin Vin-Adair Company, New York 1912 Imprimatur)

Ancient Irish Litany Of The Ever Blessed Mother Of God In The Original Irish, Believed to have been in use in the Eighth Century. Lately recovered from oblivion. With Translations In English And Latin - (States -ED) **HIS HOLINESS PIUS IX., OF BLESSED MEMORY, HAS GRANTED A SPECIAL INDULGENCE TO ALL THE FAITHFUL OF IRELAND WHO SHALL DEVOUTLY RECITE IT.** (New York: Robert Coddixgton, Publisher c. 1880 Imprimatur)

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(April 9, Easter Monday Double of I Class)

De Fide

"Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ." -St. Athanasius

"No instructed Catholic can plead invincible ignorance when faced with heresy, particularly condemned heresy. ...If a Catholic permits a heretic to lead him he consents to the heresy. Any person who acknowledges John Paul II (or Ben 16 -ED) as his leader thereby accepts his errors and follows him into heresy and schism, in the same way that the members of the Church of England and other Christian sects follow their various leaders into heresy and schism. Such persons place themselves outside the one true Church founded by our Lord Jesus Christ, outside the Communion of Saints, outside the one true Faith defined by the Council of Trent, and therefore ineligible for salvation, according to the age-old teaching of the Church.

"There are still some traditional Catholics for whom such findings, and correlative judgements concerning the Vatican II "popes", the doctrinal errors of Vatican II, the wholesale apostacy, etc., are just too horrendous. But seemingly for no other reasons are such Catholics reluctant to accept them. The basic facts are facts, and the logical inferences inescapable." -Patricia Marris, Simple Truths About Salvation 1995-1996 A.D.

Pope Hadrian II, Fourth Council of Constantinople, Feb. 28, 870:"Therefore, to safeguard Church order, we anathematize...next everyone who henceforth acts deceitfully and fraudulently and falsifies the word of truth and goes through the motions of having false vicars..."

In Today's Catholic World (TCW)
April 9, 2007 A.D.

(Minneapolis) -April 9- In Today's Catholic World is posting a booklet composed by Patricia Marris of England in 1995 and then updated in 1996 entitled, "Simple Truths About Salvation". It is a wonderful brief summary of the current grave situation of the Church today. The information in this concise, power-packed-piece is imperative for every Catholic soul. Be sure to disseminate it to all you know.

Note: Pictures and captions have been added by TCW. -ED


The Immaculate Heart of Mary

"One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, I will save the world." (Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Dominic)


Patricia Marris




Jesus wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. To those who embrace it I promise salvation.

Pray, pray very much, and offer sacrifices for sinners. Many souls go to hell because there is nobody to offer sacrifices for them.

The sin that takes most souls to hell is lust.

You saw hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. In order to save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.

If people attend to my requests, Russia will be converted and the world will have peace. If not, Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, fomenting wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will have much to suffer, many nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, and an era of peace will be granted to the world.

Do not be discouraged, my Immaculate Heart will never forsake you, but will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.

Pray the Rosary every day, to obtain peace for the world.

Second Edition April 1996

Published January 1995, by
Patricia Marris
Stella Maris Press, The Hyde, Tenbury Wells, Worcs. WR15 8RS England.


This booklet is dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, the Mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. (Eccl. 24:24)



Veni Sancti Spiritus: Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle within them the fire of thy love. V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created. R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: O God, Who hast taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

If your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow, and if they be red as crimson they shall be white as wool. If you be willing and will hearken to me you shall eat the good things of the land. But if you will not, and will provoke me to wrath: the sword shall devour you ... (Isaias I:18-20)

1861: in French: “Think about it. Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, except to love God and serve Him.”

Unless you do penance, you shall all likewise perish. (Luke 13:3, 5)

Amen, I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matt. 18:3)

Brethren, do not become children in sense; but in malice be children, and in sense be perfect. (I Cor. 14:20)

Act of Contrition. O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. I wish to return now to my Father's house. I want to know Thee, to love Thee, to obey Thy commandments, and to reign with Thee forever in Paradise. O Sorrowful and Immaculate heart of Mary, intercede for me and obtain for me the grace to do God's will in all things. Holy Michael the Archangel, defender of the Faith, pray for me. St. John the Baptist, pray for me. All you holy Angels and Saints, pray for me.



Under the laws of the Catholic Church, and according to her teaching, a heretic is not eligible for election to any ecclesiastical office, including the papacy. The relevant laws are:

1. The Apostolic Constitution, "Cum ex Apostolatus Officio" (1559) of Pope Paul IV, which was subsequently confirmed in every detail by *Pope St. Pius V.

*In his bulla Inter Multiplices 1566 -ED

1917 Code of Canon Law
1917 Code of Canon Law

1917 Code of Canon Law (Cannon 188. 4.): "There are certain causes which effect the tacit resignation of an office, which resignation is accepted in advance by operation of law, and hence is effective without any declaration. These causes are: ... (4) if he has publicly defected (fallen away) from the Catholic faith."

2. The 1917 Code of Canon Law, which was [and still is -ED] the law in force at the time of the last four conclaves. Canon 188/4.

Pope Pius II: Execrabilis
Statue of Pope Pius II who wrote the Papal Encyclical Execrabilis
Giovanni Duprè 1845-1858
Church of Sant' Agostino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy

The Second Vatican Council promulgated eleven novelties, most of which had been defined and condemned as heresies by previous Popes. The Holy Ghost cannot contradict Himself, it is one of the few things impossible to God. Teachings on matters of faith and morals once defined by a Pope cannot be changed by a subsequent Council. This principle was taught by Pope St. Nicholas I in 865, (Denz. 333), in the Bull "Execrabilis" of Pius II, 1459, and in the proceedings of the Vatican Council, Session IV July 1870 (Denz. 1830).

Freemason Angello Roncalli (A.K.A. Antipope John XXIII) shown waving his phony peace branch on the road to perdition c. 1960
Angello Roncalli after usurping the papal office from Pope Gregory XVII ["Siri"] in 1958 A.D., took the name of John XXIII, the same name as the Anti-Pope Baldasar Cosa, who usurped the papal office during the exile of the true pope, and for a time carried out his usurpation in Rome itself. The policy in the Roman Church is to never take the name of an anti-pope. Many have said this was a cryptic signal by Anti-Pope Roncalli (who launched the Apostate Vatican II Pseudo Council) to his fellow "brethren" throughout the world that the "Final Revolution" had commenced.

*John Paul II and his three predecessors (and Ben 16 -ED) as we know from biographical material and from their own published writings, have all held and taught views previously condemned by holy Popes both before (See: Cum ex Apostolatus Officio -ED) and after their apparent election as popes. (...) A person who occupies the position illegally is usually known as an antipope. There have been thirty-eight antipopes so far in the history of the church, the last one before the present times was also called John XXIII, he usurped the power of the keys from 1410 to 1415.

*While yet a "cardinal", Karol Wojtyla (A.K.A Antipope John Paul II) gave a series of Lenten sermons in Rome for Antipope Paul VI in 1976. There he stated: “Will God really be all in all, given that the Last Judgment entrusted by the Father to the Son will award not only salvation, union with God, but also damnation? …Perhaps…some later phase of the history of salvation — not disclosed in Revelation and the Scriptures — might put an end to this separation between those who are saved and those who are damned,” (“Sign of Contradiction,” by Karol Wojtyla).

No instructed Catholic can plead invincible ignorance when faced with heresy, particularly condemned heresy. The correct attitude saved the Church from its fourth century Arian hierarchy. Let us consider the ten plagues of Egypt. One man, the Pharaoh, withstood the will of God shown him convincingly by Moses. One man ... but whose first-born were slain? The whole nation suffered for the sin of its leader. If a Catholic permits a heretic to lead him he consents to the heresy. Any person who acknowledges John Paul II (or Ben 16 -ED) as his leader thereby accepts his errors and follows him into heresy and schism, in the same way that the members of the Church of England and other Christian sects follow their various leaders into heresy and schism. Such persons place themselves outside the one true Church founded by our Lord Jesus Christ, outside the Communion of Saints, outside the one true Faith defined by the Council of Trent, and therefore ineligible for salvation, according to the age-old teaching of the Church.

Pictures of the "30 Something" Feeneyite Heretics Michael & Peter Dimond of the two person Most "Holy" Family Monastery
Michael and Peter Dimond by knowingly disregarding/denying the Time Tested Catholic Theological (1.) Teaching that a once validly elected Pope is Christ's Vicar and not the Church's to punish or depose, --- and yet still persist in their rash pride, to erroneously claim that the documented "Hostage Pope" Gregory XVII, formally Cardinal Siri, **"lost" His God- given Jurisdiction (i.e. stopped being Pope at some undefined time) --- have by obstinately adhering to this illogical, damning **falsehood, placed themselves outside of the Church and under the eternal anathema of Pope Boniface VIII's infallible Unam Sanctum which decrees: "We declare, say, define and proclaim to every human creature that they by necessity for salvation are entirely subject to the Roman Pontiff." -Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam, Nov. 18, 1302, ex cathedra

(1.)"The Church has no power to change the form of her government, nor to control the destiny of him who, once validly elected, is no vicar of hers but Vicar of Christ. Consequently she has no power to punish or depose her head. She is born to obey. This truth may seem hard, but the best theologians have never attenuated it; rather, they have accentuated it. To make us aware of all that we ought to be ready to suffer for the Church, of how much heroism she can ask of us, they have proposed extreme cases. They have supposed a Pope who shall scandalise the Church by the gravest sins; they have supposed him to be incorrigible; and then they ask whether the Church can depose him. Their answer is, no. For no one on earth can touch the Pope." (Excerpt from: The Church of the Word Incarnate by Monsignor Charles Journet, Professor at the Major Seminary of Fribourg, Volume One: The Apostolic Hierarchy Sheed and Ward London and New York 1955, Imprimatur)

"Turn your thoughts away from a non-Catholic, turn away your ears, so that you may have strength to grasp life everlasting through the one, true and holy Catholic Church. Our Lord warns all the faithful: they must not put any faith in heretics or schismatics. "-St. Augustine

(cont.) In the Athanasian creed, we read "Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith, except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish, everlastingly." The principle was clearly restated by the fourth Lateran Council in 1215, by Pope Boniface VIII in the Bull "Unam Sanctum" in 1302, the Council of Florence 1442, explained again by Pope Pius XII in "Humani Generis" and in his letter concerning the Feeneyite heresy.

The Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome ....

(cont.) We are probably now in the times of the Great Apostasy, foretold in scripture in Thess. II: 2, 3 and Math. 24:4, 7-13, 24, 25, for the one true Church appears to be reduced to an even smaller remnant than it was at the time of the Arian heresy. This will not surprise us if we remember the words of our Lord "But yet the Son of Man, when He cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?" Luke 18:8. Several times we are warned about "wolves in sheep's clothing." Most heresies in the past have emanated from the clergy, e.g. Arius, Nestorius, Luther.

The miracle of the Sun was seen by others in countries out side of Portugal too!
The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Portugal, October 13, 1917 A.D.

Almighty God sent the Queen of Prophets to us to warn us of the events of this century at Fatima in 1917. The holy Virgin Mary appeared to three little shepherd children and gave them messages for the church and for the world. During the third apparition on 13th July Our Lady told them "In October I will tell you who I am and what I want and I will perform a miracle so that everyone may see and believe." This is the only event in history, apart from the Resurrection, where it was announced beforehand that a public miracle would take place at a certain time and place. By the amazing miracle of the sun almighty God proved the authenticity of the message of Fatima. About 70,000 people witnessed the sun "dancing", changing colour, hurtling towards the earth, stopping and returning to its place. Some were journalists, some were men of science, some were anti-clericals, people who had come expecting to scoff at what they thought would be a hoax or a non-event. Their detailed accounts of the supernatural occurrences are therefore all the more convincing.

Correctly interpreted, Fatima opens our eyes to the panorama of world history. The grandeur is apocalyptic. It is of faith that Almighty God sent His Son to found His church on the earth for the salvation of souls. He wanted to establish in the hearts of all men the reign of Christ the King through the teaching of the Church. This is the blueprint for a happy, caring and prosperous society willed by God, "Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." (I Tim. II:4) But Satan, to spite God, wants the damnation of souls created in God's image, and man, through the fall, is weak and prone to sin, needing God's grace to achieve his salvation. For adults, this is usually obtained only by humble prayer.

Talmudic Zionists
Talmudic Zionists

Nearly 500 years ago, the plan for revolution against the Divine Order, which had begun quietly with the reintroduction of pagan ideas at the Renaissance, gathered force and erupted as the Reformation, a refusal to serve the Pope and the Church. The logical outcome of this is the moral chaos of today, the undermining of the very foundations of civilised society, and the advent, apparently welcomed by many, of the post-Christian era, which will culminate in the "Brave New World" of the Antichrist system, with the totalitarian control foretold in chapters 13 and 14 of the Apocalypse, and the book of Daniel. The "mark of the beast" (the bar code) already used on many items and animals, is now used on prisoners in some countries. The New Age and the New World Order are often talked about these days. We know from Holy Scripture that when the Jews return to Palestine, which happened in 1948, this would signify that the times of the Gentiles were nearing completion (Luke 21, Rom. 11). A great chastisement, the judgement of the nations and the time of the Antichrist, in punishment for widespread apostasy and sin, was to follow, together with the reconciliation of the Jews, foretold by Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezechiel. God will open their eyes to the truth and they will be converted (...)

Fatima reveals the spiritual basis for the crisis of our times and helps us to understand why the mystery of iniquity is permitted, how God tests us by letting us chose between light and darkness, between loving obedience to His laws or rejection of them. If we sin He withdraws His light, He "sends the operation of error to believe lying; that all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity" (2 Thess. 2:10, 11). If we are theologically ignorant, and lacking in sufficient devotion, we shall not achieve our salvation; we will be spiritually blind, we will not even realise that we have taken the wrong path, unless we obey the request of Our Lady of Fatima, and pray the Rosary every day with humility and perseverance, begging her to obtain for us light on our conscience, the grace to see our mistakes and the grace to cease offending God. We must have the humility to recognise that many of us have been taught error by our parents or teachers or priests or bishops because Modernism, that "synthesis of all heresies" as Pope St. Pius X described it in 1908, has spread throughout the whole Church.

Our Lady of La Salette
"Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist... The Church will be in eclipse. ...The Vicar of my Son will suffer a great deal, because for a great while the Church will yield to large persecution, a time of darkness and the Church will witness a frightful crisis. The Holy Father will suffer a great deal." (Words spoken by Our Lady of La Salette to Melanie Calvat in 1846, a Church Approved apparition.)

Our Lady appeared weeping at La Salette in 1846, to tell us that one day Rome would lose the faith, and become the seat of Antichrist. Four times in the book of Daniel we are told that one day the victim and the sacrifice will fail. That day cannot be far away; we know that the sacrifice has failed in the Conciliar Church because the new "Mass" introduced after the Second Vatican Council, the "Novus Ordo", is in fact not the Catholic Mass at all. Father O. Baker of Downham Market, in his bulletin for the 29th December 1991 writes: "It is a sacrilegious parody of the Mass. It has no offertory, no act of consecration - but merely a narrative - and so cannot have a true Communion. It cannot possibly bring about the real presence. The principal inventor of the new "Mass", Bugnini, also drew up a corresponding new ordination rite, which accordingly produces a new non-Catholic "priesthood", equally appropriate for men or women, and equally null and void for both. A "priest" ordained in the 1968 rite is a lay-man, and as a member of the Conciliar Church a non-Catholic. Clearly therefore he may not be approached for absolution, even in danger of death. There are still some traditional Catholics for whom such findings, and correlative judgements concerning the Vatican II "popes", the doctrinal errors of Vatican II, the wholesale apostacy, etc., are just too horrendous. But seemingly for no other reasons are such Catholics reluctant to accept them. The basic facts are facts, and the logical inferences inescapable."

(L-R) May 17, 1946 Papal Bulla of Christ's Vicar Pope Pius XII, with His Excellency Giuseppe Siri's name written in it (three days prior Bishop Siri had been promoted by the Pope to the metropolitan see of Genoa i.e., named Archbishop of Genoa on May 14, 1946); Cardinal Siri pictured receiving the red biretta from Pope Pius XII in Rome, January 12th, 1953; A Cardinal on the move, His Eminence, Giuseppe Cardinal Siri at the Ospedale Galliera (a Hospital in Genoa of which he was the President) c. 1957; White smoke billowing forth from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on October 26, 1958 for a full five minutes (which was witnessed by more than 200,000 joyous Catholic Faithful in St. Peter's Square) indicating that a Pope had been elected from within the conclave. Millions of others listening via radio throughout Italy and Europe heard the Official Vatican Radio broadcaster shout exultantly: "A pope is elected!"; June 14, 1988 picture of His Holiness Pope Gregory XVII with Fr. Khoat and (on far right, one of the Hostage Pope's wicked captors, Mgsr. Grone) at the Istituto Ravasco convent in Rome. Pope Gregory XVII in a series of clandestine meetings in the late 1980s told Fr. Khoat, Monsignor Carlo Taramasso, an Italian Prelate (Bishop), and a distinguished layman that the white smoke was not an error (mix-up), but indeed signified His election and acceptance as Roman Pontiff and that he was *under a decades-long death threat.

"He, Pope Gregory XVII, admitted in front of me that 'He was Pope Gregory XVII'. His (this) confirmation took place in Rome on June 14, 1988."
-Written statement by well known priest Fr. Khoat, who met with the Hidden Pontiff, His Holiness, Pope Gregory XVII ("Cardinal Siri").

*(See Map & Photo of "Siri's Prison".)

(cont.) The fifth column, the enemies within the Church, gained control of the levers of power after the Conclave of 1958. We may remember the white smoke rising for five minutes and the half an hour of confusion before the Swiss guard were recalled to barracks and the press informed that it was all a mistake. Was there a forced resignation? The false shepherds broke many of the laws of the Church as set out in the 1917 Code of Canon Law, until 1983, when they brought out a new code to suit their aim of undermining the Church. The plan of the mystery of iniquity has been mapped out for a long time, and the enemy well-schooled in it, there is no need to quote from works of *uncertain authorship such as "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" to prove that Lucifer plotted for the Pontificate.

*Note from the Editor: It is of record that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was published with Ecclesiastical Approbation in 1939 (and most likely before '39) by the "Ligue Franc-Catholique" (the League of the French Catholic) which was founded (more than 20 years prior) by the heroic Monseigneur Jouin, Apostolic Prothonotary. TCW knows of no evidence of this Church Approval for The Protocols ever being "rescinded".

At the close of the last century, when the last details of the conspiracy were worked out, several of its leading theologians had already formalized and published the basic ideology. One of these was the renegade priest Abbe Roca. He became a Rosicrucian adept, he introduced Kabbalistic mysticism into the highest echelons of Masonry. As the intimate of its most influential initiates, he travelled throughout Europe and the United States preaching the "divine synarchy" soon to be formed under the authority of a Pope converted to a new scientific Christianity. His works ... a veritable "summa" of the new universal Catholicism destined to "consecrate the modern world" ... offer proof that the present devastation of the Church is not the work of the Holy Spirit, but rather a result of carefully laid plans perfected over a century ago by her deadliest enemies. This is what he writes in "Glorieux Centenaire": "The former Papacy, the former priesthood, will gladly abdicate in favour of the Pontificate and priests of the future, who will be those of the past converted and transfigured in view of the scientific organization of the Planet in the light of the Gospel. And this new Church, although she will retain nothing of scholastic discipline or the rudimentary shape of the former Church, will nevertheless receive her consecration and Canon Law from Rome ... The Convert of the Vatican ... will not need to reveal a new doctrine to his brothers; he will not need to drive Christianity or the world into paths other that those followed by the people ... but simply to confirm them in this modern civilization ... The Pontiff will rest content with confirming and glorifying the work of the "spirit of Christ" or the Christ-spirit in the public mind ... he will declare canonically "urbi et orbi" that the present civilization is the legitimate daughter of the Gospel of social redemption." To clarify this passage we must add that "Christ" to Abbe Roca is not the one Catholics worship, but, to use his own words, "Humanity itself in principle, divine humanity." In "The End of the World" he says, "There will be a new religion, there will be new dogma, new ritual, a new priesthood ... an immolation is in the offing ... the Papacy will succumb, it will fall beneath the ... knife forged by the Fathers of the last Council."

"This triumph will be complete," wrote the French Mason Riandey in 1946, "when the whole world will have recognized the authority of a sole agent, a universal regulator and co-ordinator. By what means shall this agent impose himself? Probably by war, by a third - and let's hope - final world convulsion." (...)

Blessed Agnus Dei by His Holiness Pope Clement XII
Rare Blessed Agnus Dei by His Holiness, Pope Clement XII c. 1730 A.D.

For more than two and a half centuries, beginning with Pope Clement XII, the Popes have spoken and written in the strongest terms of Masonry's diabolical war against all that is holy, and of the obligation of Catholics to fight with prayer and every lawful means against this enemy.

The last phase of the battle with Lucifer is now in progress, we know it must be resolved by a crisis of obedience. As the angels confronted Lucifer and his cohorts, as Our Lord confronted Caiphas and those who "sat on the chair of Moses", so must the Church in due time confront the Antichrist on the chair of Peter. To believe otherwise is to fly in the face of Scripture. St. Augustine, like most fathers of the Church, spoke plainly: "The Antichrist will be seated in the temple, that is, the Church, as if the people of God were formed of a multitude of the impious" (Commentary on Psalm 7). What better sign and wonder with which to subvert the elect, by tempting them to avoid conflict by taking refuge in technical "obedience." Lucifer's pride demands that his "image" usurp the papacy, let alone his desire to rule the world. The apostates of the latter times will follow the personal wishes of the Antichrist seated on the throne of Peter, largely because these will coincide with their own sinful inclinations. To obey commands contrary to God's as manifested in the constant Tradition and Laws of the Church is quite simply sin.

Pope Gregory XVII ran the Vatican (underground) from June 1988 until May 1989 *"We will not be bound by these decrees." -"Cardinal Siri" (A.K.A. His Holiness, Pope Gregory XVII) speaking in the
royal We as Christ's Vicar, declaring that Roman Catholics are not bound by the unlawful Apostate Vatican II "decrees".

*Note: It is truly amazing that the Hostage Pope (Gregory XVII) could get this message of truth out to the Faithful. TCW was recently entrusted with historic photographic evidence of the Hidden (Underground) Papacy in operation *after an important priest met with Gregory XVII on June 14th, 1988 (i.e. *post 06/14/88). In addition with these photographs from the late 1980's from Italy, a hand drawn map detailing the suffering Pontiff's quarters, where His Holiness was under a controlled house arrest with the words "Siri's Prison" was also included/forwarded for the Historical record. Hopefully this information will be posted online soon. -ED

The Second Vatican Council declared itself to be "pastoral" and not infallible. (Actually the usurpers [purposely speaking out of both sides of their mouths] claimed it was both "pastoral" and infallible -ED.) It taught heresies previously anathematized by Popes of earlier times, in this it breached the binding Papal decree "Execrabilis" (1460, Pope Pius II). The new "Mass" was commanded in breach of the binding Papal decree "Quo Primum" (1570, Pope St. Pius V.) All those who "say" the new "Mass" violate their ordination vows contained in the anti-modernist oath enforced by Pope St. Pius X, taken by all priests until the rite of ordination was changed in 1968.

Our Lady of Fatima "Father, the Blessed Virgin is very sad because no one heeds her message; neither the good nor the bad. The good continue on with their life of virtue and apostolate, but they do not unite their lives to the message of Fatima. Sinners keep following the road of evil because they do not see the terrible chastisement about to befall them. Believe me, Father, God is going to punish the world and very soon. The chastisement of heaven is imminent. In less than two years, 1960 will be here and the chastisement of heaven will come and it will be very great. Tell souls to fear not only the material punishment that will befall us if we do not pray and do penance but most of all the souls who will go to hell."
-Exact words of Sister Lucy (visionary at Fatima) in an interview with Father Augustin Fuentes on December 26, 1957 A.D., giving clear forewarning that the imminent chastisement of heaven for man's sins would unmistakably *occur before 1960 A.D. *(which it precisely did 10 months later, on October 26, 1958 A.D., with the usurpation of the Papal Chair from Christ's Lawful Vicar, Pope Gregory XVII)

The messages of Fatima set out the awful results which will follow if men do not cease offending the infinite goodness of God, the punishments which mankind will bring down upon itself, and propose (in the devotion to the Immaculate Heart, by a simple consecration and daily Rosary) a safe and sure way, through the Heart of His Mother, to avert God's just anger. Finally, in a promise full of hope, Fatima announces to the world that good will triumph: "In the end, my immaculate Heart will triumph and a period of peace will be given to the world." Too few people complied with the requests of the Mother of God; successive popes, since 1929, failed to obey the request to consecrate Russia, in union with all the Bishops, to her Immaculate Heart, in order to obtain the conversion of that nation. The Church has still not obeyed the request of the Mother of God to publish the third secret before 1960. It would seem that grace has been withdrawn from very many members of the Catholic Church, the shepherd was struck and the sheep of the flock scattered, many are blind to the errors of Modernism which are preached in so many places.

His Holiness Pope Leo XIII "Where the See of the Blessed Peter and the Chair of Truth have been set up for the light of the gentiles, there they have placed the throne of the abomination of their wickedness, so that, the Pastor having been struck, they may also be able to scatter the flock." -Pope Leo XIII

Sister Lucy, the seer of Fatima, in an interview with Fr. Fuentes in 1957, said to him: "Father ... my mission is not to indicate to the world the material punishments which are certain to come if the world does not pray and do penance beforehand. No! My mission is to indicate to everyone the imminent danger of losing our souls for all eternity if we remain obstinate in sin." She spoke of a diabolical disorientation of souls, and of the aim of the devil to attack priestly and religious souls as a priority, because they would drag many souls with them to Hell, in the name of obedience, and because of their teaching. She said that Our Lady told her and her cousins that God is giving two last remedies to the world, the Holy Rosary and devotion to her Immaculate Heart, that these are the last two remedies which signify that there will be no others. She continued: "... in the plans of Divine Providence God always, before He is about to chastise the world, exhausts all other remedies. Now, when He sees that the world pays no attention whatsoever, He offers us with "certain fear" the last means of salvation, His most Holy Mother. It is with "certain fear" because if we despise and repulse this ultimate means we will not have any more forgiveness from Heaven because we will have committed a sin which the Gospel calls the sin against the Holy Spirit. This sin consists of openly rejecting with full knowledge and consent, the salvation which He offers. Let us remember that Jesus Christ is a very good Son and that He does not permit that we offend and despise His Holy Mother."


"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying: Go out from her my people; that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues." (Apoc. 18:4).


The Most Holy Rosary
The Most Holy Rosary


Make of everything you do a sacrifice, saying "O Jesus, this is for love of you, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for sins."


MATINS. Quem terra, pontus, sidera

The God whom earth and sea and sky
Adore and laud and magnify,
WHO o'er their threefold fabric reigns,
The Virgin's spotless womb contains.

The God whose will by moon and sun
And all things in due course is done,
Is borne upon a Maiden's breast
By fullest heavenly grace possessed.

How blest that Mother, in whose shrine
The great artifices Divine,
Whose hand contains the earth and sky,
Vouchsafed, as in his ark to lie.

Blest, in the message Gabriel brought;
Blest by the work the Spirit wrought:
From whom the great Desire of earth
Took human flesh and human birth.

All honour, laud and glory be,
O Jesu, Virgin-born, to thee!
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.

(Ascribed to Venantius Fortunatus, 530-609. Tr. J. M. Neale, 1818-66)


The Good Sheperd
1864: in French: "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd attracts everything to Him through the chains of his love."


Most Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, I consecrate myself and my whole family to you ... We consecrate to you our very being and all our life ... all that we are ... all that we have ... and all that we love ... To you we give our bodies, our hearts and our souls ... To you we dedicate our home and our country ...

Mindful of this Consecration, we now promise you to live the Christian way by the practice of Christian virtues, without regard for human respect.

O most Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, accept our humble confidence and this ACT OF CONSECRATION by which we entrust ourselves and all our family to you ...

In you we put all our hope, we shall never be confounded.


I adhere to the Faith of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church,
the Faith of the Council of Trent. In this Faith I wish to live, in this Faith I wish to die. [END]

Pope St. Stephen I
St. Stephen I
Decree of Pope St. Stephen I (257 A.D.): "Let no innovation be introduced, but let that be
observed which is handed down to us by tradition." (Letter to the Church of Africa)

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Picture of Fr. Khoat Tran Spring 2007 A.D.
"This is the time of the power of darkness, but we must challenge that darkness! In order to be a true Catholic three things are required: devotion to the Holy Eucharist, devotion to Our Lady, and devotion to the Papacy- but many forget the third one- devotion to the Papacy. Yet, it is a requirement of a true Catholic. You must have all three. Jesus will restore His Church, but we must fight- fight with courage!"
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Talmudic Jews in the Vatican
Violating Canon 58 of the 4th Toledo Council= Expulsion from the Kingdom of God
John Paul Jew pictured accepting a present from his fellow Antichrist brethren (Jews) within the usurped Vatican Buildings *(January 18, 2005).The Foul Karol Wojtyla (Antipope John Paul II) *received more than 100 perfidious Jewish leaders, rabbis, cantors and their family members inwhat was described by the secular media (i.e. the new Observatore Romano) as the largest such "Vatican" audience with Jewish representatives ("ever").

Pope Gregory XVII ran the Vatican (underground) from June 1988 until May 1989 *"We will not be bound by these decrees." -"Cardinal Siri" (A.K.A. His Holiness, Pope Gregory XVII) speaking in the
royal We as Christ's Vicar, declaring that Roman Catholics are not bound by the unlawful Apostate Vatican II "decrees".

*Note: It is truly amazing that the Hostage Pope (Gregory XVII) could get this message of truth out to the Faithful. TCW was recently entrusted with historic photographic evidence of the Hidden (Underground) Papacy in operation *after an important priest met with Gregory XVII on June 14th, 1988 (i.e. *post 06/14/88). In addition with these photographs from the late 1980's from Italy, a hand drawn map detailing the suffering Pontiff's quarters, where His Holiness was under a controlled house arrest with the words "Siri's Prison" was also included/forwarded for the Historical record. Hopefully this information will be posted online soon. -ED


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(Minneapolis) - April 6 - Today on Good Friday, 2007 A.D., which commemorates the sacred day Our Blessed Lord was put to an ignominious death by His very own - TCW is printing an excerpt from the important True Catholic document *Death Blows to Vatican Council II (penned in 1979 A.D., by the Veritas Staff). This must read work highlights the True Church's teaching: which eternally opposes (smashes) the Talmudics and their Contrivers who lamentably today have stolen God's sanctuaries worldwide... and that we (The True Church Militant) are attempting to take back. Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Ora Pro Nobis.

*Note: This excellent work was written in 1979. The authors, as most of the Catholic World at that time (due to the stealthy craftiness of the Jews and their 5th Column Contrivers), were not aware of the persecuted "Hostage Pope" Gregory XVII. -ED


Extracted from the work, Death Blows to Vatican Council II
by The Veritas Staff, 1979 A.D.

Apart from Execrabilis and (The First) Vatican Council, how can we be sure that a council favoring Jewry at the expense of the Church and Faith has the DISAPPROVAL and CONDEMNATION of the Church, We are guided to certitude by Canon 58 of the Fourth Toledo Council held in Spain at the height of the Jewish influence in that nation (see Veritas, July-October 1975, pp. 33-34). This great Canon declares:

"There is concern over those members who - in showing support and favor to the Jews against the faith of Christ through accepting presents from Jews or aiding their perfidy and according them protection, knowing such persons belong to the body of Antichrist since they work against the Faith.

Accordingly, every bishop, priest, religious or layman who in the future give support to Jews against the Christian Faith, be it through briberies or favors, shall be regarded as profane and blaspheming God, and shall be excluded from the Communion of the Catholic Church and shall be regarded as not belonging to the Kingdom of God; for it is no more than right, that those who reveal themselves as protectors of the enemies of the Lord, be separated from the [Mystical] Body of Christ."

This Canon, striking a death blow to V-2, is but one of a series of Laws against the Jews and for the protection of the Church enacted by the many Toledo Councils. This sweeping Canon is important and useful against the V-2 Council for two reasons. First, the Canons of the Toledo Council were declared to be ETERNALLY BINDING and constant. Meaning that this Canon against Jewry can never be changed or repealed or declared inoperative or as having no application to our times. Secondly, present at the Toledo Councils was a Legate of the Supreme Pontiff to offer advice and give acquiescence to the laws adopted. Thus the Canons of the Toledo Council against Jewry and against those in the Church giving aid, comfort and protection to Jewry in its warring against the Church and Faith are the eternally-binding Judgments of the Holy See. These Judgments are especially applicable to today's subversive campaign by Jewry with its preposterous assertion that Holy Scripture and the Catholic Faith are "anti-semitic" and "offensive to Jews" and so must be changed to conform to the anti-Christian mentality of the synagogue.

Antipope Benedict XVI pictured at a podium performing a public act of both
Spiritual Fornication and Apostasy (House of Hell [Synagogue], Cologne, Germany, 2005 A.D.)

Accordingly, the moment John 23 called the V-2 Council as a favor to Jewry and in support of its war against Christ and His Church, at that very instant was John 23 automatically separated from the Kingdom of God, on earth and in Heaven, as adjudged by Canon 58 of the 4th Toledo Council. So, too, did Paul 6 separate himself from the Kingdom of God and the Catholic Church in his continuing and implementing the illegal and execrable V-2 Council called to give support to Jewry against the Christian Faith. You could not pray for anything to be more clear, more certain. Canon 58 of the 4th Toledo Council is the clincher, dissolving all doubts.

Please Note: for the full text of the monumental work Death Blows to Vatican Council II by the Veritas Staff, click here.

Additional Relevant Links:

Church Approved: True Letter of Our Saviour (Consecrating the Drops of Blood which Our Lord Jesus Christ lost on His way to Calvary)

The Talmud Unmasked (Imprimatur) (The Life of Christ/The Christian Cross)

Overview of the V-2 Sect Antipopes

View: TCW Reader At Loss Over Hutton Gibson's Recent Exposed Ties With V2-Sect's Inside The Vatican Magazine (The Enemy Is Here!)

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Catechism of the "Summa Theologica" of St. Thomas Aquinas For the Use of the Faithful by R.P. Thomas Pegues O.P., Benzinger Brothers, New York, Printers to the Holy See, 1922, Imprimatur) (Note: text begins on page 9 -ED)

Pope Pius XII with his hand-picked successor Cardinal Siri 1958
Pope Pius XII (shortly before his death in 1958) pictured with his friend & hand-picked
successor, Cardinal Giuseppe Siri of Genoa (the future Pope Gregorius XVII)


pl. du·ties
1. An act or a course of *action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion.
      a. Moral obligation: acting out of duty.
      b. The compulsion felt to meet such obligation.

Fr. Khoat Tran Offering the Latin Mass Una Cum Pope Gregory XVII & Successors 1989 A.D.

 Heeding the Message of Fatima Today:

  • Pray your Rosary Daily (all three decades if possible)

  • Wear the Brown Scapular and fulfill the specific requirements to obtain its promises

  • Do Penance and Make Sacrifices

  • Go to True Masses (daily if possible) Fulfill the Five First Saturdays Devotion

  • If a True (Aprobated) Mass is not available in your area, be sure to make frequent Spiritual Communions (one every hour is a good practice)

  • The Fatima Message asks to pray much for the Holy Father -Today this means to pray for True Papal Restoration as there are True Cardinals in exile Note from the Editor: as promised TCW is presenting more information and insights related to its 2007 A.D., theme of: Uniting Our Lives to the Message of Fatima To Hasten the Triumph of Immaculate Heart. Here is a great help from a noted master of the Spiritual Life: Fr. Dom Lorenzo Scupoli, from his classic book, The Spiritual Combat, on how to prepare for and make a holy spiritual communion.

    "Our Lady said to Lucy: 'The last means that God will give to the world for its salvation are the
    Holy Rosary and My Immaculate Heart.' The words "last means" indicate that there will be no others."
    -Words from Fr. Fuentes of his interview with Sr. Lucy of Fatima, Dec 26, 1957

    The Holy Feast of Candlemas is February 2nd "God will send two punishments: one will be in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils; it shall originate on earth. The other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing can be seen, and the air will be laden with pestilence which will claim mainly, but not only, the enemies of religion. It will be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this darkness, except *blessed candles. He, who out of curiosity, opens his window to look out, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot. During these three days, people should remain in their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy...All the enemies of the Church, whether known or unknown, will perish over the whole earth during that universal darkness, with the exception of a few whom God will soon convert. The air shall be infected by demons who will appear under all sorts of hideous forms." -Blessed Anna Maria Taigi:

  • Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi
    Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi (19th Century) Three days of darkness St. Peter St. Paul Designate a new Pope A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal who is to become Pope. China will come into the Church
    Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi (19th Century) After the Three Days of Darkness St. Peter and St. Paul, having come down from Heaven, will preach in the whole world and... Designate a new Pope A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal who is to become Pope Russia, England, and China will come into the Church

    "After the three days of darkness, Saints Peter and Paul, having come down from heaven, will preach throughout the world and designate a new pope. A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal, the future Pontiff. Then Christianity will spread throughout the world. Whole nations will join the Church shortly before the reign of Anti-Christ. These conversions will be amazing.
    Those who shall survive shall have to conduct themselves well. There shall be innumerable conversions of heretics, who will return to the bosom of the Church; all will note the edifying conduct of their lives, as well as that of all other Catholics. Russia, England, and China will come to the Church."

    Pray Unceasingly for the Liberty [Freedom] and Exultation of Holy Mother Church!

    "Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist... The Church will be in eclipse..."
    (Words spoken by Our Lady of La Salette to Melanie Calvat in 1846 A.D., a fully approved Church Apparition)

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