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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)

March is the month the Church Dedicates to 
St. Joseph
March is the Month the Church
Dedicates to St. Joseph


Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum

Feast of the Annunciation
Catholics recite the Angelus prayer three times a day (6:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.).

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.)

(March 24, Easter Monday -Double of I Class)

Jewish Cabal

"...you must labor and diligently take care that the faith may be preserved amidst this great conspiracy of impious men
who attempt to tear it down and destroy it." (Mirari Vos, Encyclical of Pope Gregory XVI, August 15, 1832 A.D.)

"'Outside of the Catholic church, there is no salvation.' This is the doctrine confirmed by Canons 1325 and 2314. This is the teaching which, like the sword, divides 'the father against the son, and the son against the father, the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother'. If someone thinks that all religions are the same, if someone says that God is but one God who has a thousand names different according to the different religions such as Buddha...Mohammed...Lenin, then they completely deny the first commandment of God! In 1986 John Paul II allowed an idol of Buddha to be put on top of the Tabernacle where the Blessed Sacrament is kept in the Church in Assisi. Is he Catholic? The answer must be No!" -Fr. Khoat Van Tran

In Today's Catholic World (TCW)
March 24, 2008 A.D.

In Today's Catholic World is posting a brief link found on the Veritas Staff's website some years back. It addresses the heresy of the Vatican II sect: the "religion" founded by the guillotine.


"There is no such thing as religious liberty! Man is a creature of God. God is our Sovereign. Not only did He create us, but He established a Church, One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic, that man must enter of his own free will if he wishes to gain Eternal Life.

Today we see a total rejection of these facts. We have chaos in families, states, nations & the whole world. This Doctrine of separation of Church & State is not Catholic, it is Protestant. There are no Catholic nations in the world today. They are pagan, Muslim, Jewish, or Protestant. Witness the disregard of God's Laws in regard to marriage, divorce, in many commercial transactions, in education, and yes, even in the immoral dress code of men & women. They think they are free and can do as they please in all aspects of life. The only truly free person is one free of sin before Almighty God.

Today, the Jews, who still believe in a god, believe their god to be a single monolithic entity. The True God of the Catholic Church- and also, by the way, the God of the Old Testament, the God of Abraham- is Three Divine Persons in One God, A Trinity of Persons. To deny anything of the Divinity of Any One of the 3 Persons of God is to deny the God of the Trinity, of the Catholic Church. The Jews deny the Sonship of Jesus Christ in the Trinity. Also they will not admit of the Holy Ghost. The Jews, since Jesus Christ manifested Himself on this earth 2,000 years ago, have not believed in the Great God of the Old Testament, the God of Abraham, that the true Israelites believed in. Who is their God then? Our Lord told the Jews who their god is in St. John's Gospel. Their god is the father of all lies, Satan, the devil.

"To adhere to a false Bishop of Rome [a false "pope"] is to be out of communion with the Church." -St. Cyprian

Now add to this the bishops, priests, and laity of the novus ordo church who call themselves Catholic. They are not Catholic because to accept any of the changes coming out of Vatican II Council and JP2 (or Ben16 -ED) as a 'pope' IPSO FACTO puts them out of the Catholic Church.

So to condemn them as the news media have done as the Catholic Church is erroneous. What the news media should do is investigate the TRUTHS that the TRUE CATHOLIC CHURCH teaches. So should every Tom, Dick & Harry who wish to save their souls. There is no Salvation outside of the Catholic Church. Christ said that who does not believe 'what so ever' He taught would be condemned." [END]

"Let them listen to Lactantius crying: "It is only the Catholic Church that retains the true worship. It is the fountain of truth, it is the household of the faith, it is the temple of God: If anyone does not enter it, or if anyone departs from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation. Let no one deceive himself by continuous wranglings. Life and salvation are in the balance, which if not looked to carefully and diligently will be lost and destroyed." (Divin. Instit., 4, 30, 11-12.) -Mortalium Animos, Encyclical of Pope Pius XI, promulgated on Jan., 6, 1928

"How dare Christians have the slightest intercourse with Jews, those most miserable of all men.
They are lustful, rapacious, greedy, perfidious bandits -- pests of the universe!" -St. John Chrysostom

"Benedict noted in particular his visit with his 'Jewish brothers'..."

Jewish Brothers
Antipope Benedict XVI shown "Praying" with Cologne's Chief Rabbi Natanael Teitelbaum
(Cologne, Germany August 19, 2005)

...Benedict XVI recalls "emotional" visit to Cologne synagogue...
World Jewish Congress
(Official Website)

August 25, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI has said that his historic visit to a synagogue had been an emotional highlight of his trip to Germany, and he praised the participants in World Youth Day for helping to bring "a springtime of hope" to the world. Reflecting on his four-day visit to his homeland during his general audience at the Vatican, Benedict noted in particular his visit with his "Jewish brothers" as well as his meeting with members of Germany's Muslim community.

"And how can I not relive with emotion the visit to the Cologne synagogue, where the oldest German Jewish community is based?" he asked.

His visit was the second by a Pope to a Jewish temple. The Pontiff also said that during his meeting with Muslim leaders, he expressed his concerns about terrorism. He said he hoped "that fanaticism and violence are eradicated and that together we can collaborate on always defending the dignity of the human person and protecting (his or her) fundamental rights."

"One must neither pray nor sing psalms with heretics, and whosoever shall communicate with those who are cut off
from the communion of the Church, whether clergy or layman, let him be excommunicated." -Council of Carthage

Relevant Links:

The Church Approved La Civilta Cattolica's: On The Jewish Question In Europe (The Causes, The Effects, The Remedies -1890 A.D.)

Fr. Khoat Van Tran's Heroic "Rescue" of the Hostage Pope, Gregory XVII (The Principal Circumstances of this History)

Simple Truths About Salvation (By Patricia Marris)

Featured Text:

Catechism On Modernism According To The Encyclical 'Pascendi Dominici Gregis' Of His Holiness Pius X (From the French of
Fr. Jean Baptiste Lemius, Oblate of Mary Immaculate, Authorized Translation by Fr. John Fitzpatrick, Benzinger Brothers, N.Y. 1908 Imprimatur)

Nicolas of Fluh (15th Century): "The Church will be punished because the majority of her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, she will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters."

© In Today's Catholic World (TCW) 2005-Present. All rights reserved.

(March 23, Easter Sunday)

(Double of I Class with privileged Octave of the I Order)

No. 37 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 21. Resurrection
(Noli me tangere)
By Giotto di Bondone (1304-1306)

The Editor and staff of In Today's Catholic World would like to wish all of its readers a Happy Easter 2008 A.D.

Una Cum Gregory XVII and Successors
Rev. Fr. Peter Khoat Van Tran
Offering the Holy Mass

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (una cum "Pope Gregory XVII and His Successors") will be offered for the intention of all of TCW's loyal readers (i.e. True Catholics) by the Reverend Father Peter Khoat Van Tran today on this Holy Feast day of the Resurrection of Our Blessed Lord.

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The Pope in Red
Pope Gregory XVII
(1958-1989 A.D.)

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Featured Link:

True Papal Restoration

Featured Text:

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 Prayer:

Prayer to St. Thomas Aquinas (To Preserve Holy Purity)

Featured Musical Composition:

Missa Brevis by Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina (14 min)

He Has Risen Indeed!

© In Today's Catholic World (TCW) 2005-Present. All rights reserved.

My people, what have I done to you? Or in what way have I offended you? Answer Me. What more could I have done, and did not do? I led you out of the land of Egypt, and you prepared a cross for Me. I opened the Red Sea before you, and you opened My side with a lance. I gave you a royal scepter, and you have given Me a crown of thorns. With great power I lifted you up, and you have hung Me upon a gibbet. My people, what have I done to you, or in what have I offended you? -Reproaches of Good Friday

The Sacred Triduum begins tomorrow on Maundy Thursday: here are two beautiful Triduum prayers that can be recited. -TCW

Traditional Catholic Examination of Conscience

Useful - Examination of Conscience

"The faithful who examine their consciences and sincerely detest their sins together with a firm purpose of amendment are granted: An indulgence of 500 days; A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, if they perform this exercise daily for a month (S. P. Ap., Nov. 16, 1938)." The Raccolta, 1957.

"...requires the commitment of all the true Catholics..."

Fr. Peter Khoat Van Tran December 2007 Europe
The Rev. Fr. Peter Khoat Van Tran
offering the
Holy Mass (Pius V Missal)

"Therefore, we must sweep the floor that is full of errors, we have to clean the dust of ambiguous presentations, we have to pick up the litter of the innovations, fantasies, frivolities in the liturgy. Then we must search for the *papacy until we find it. Now at last,
we know that the true pope was Giuseppe Siri
. Finding him took so long. The restoration of the Papacy requires the commitment
of all the true Catholics in the world. The news... has reached many countries in Europe. And everywhere the positive response of the faithful to the papacy restoration movement is growing." -Rev. Fr. Peter Khoat Van Tran (from his sermon) Where is the Papacy?

*A True Mass MUST have the authority of a true Pope/The Church for it to be LAWFUL. The latin "masses" said by Antipopes (and their priests) who have no Church authority, thus confer no sacramental grace. [Their "gatherings" are an odious sacrilege before God.]

“Once these conditions [intention of Orders] are present, the sacraments may be conferred by either the good or the wicked, the faithful or the heretical, within the Church or outside it: but within the Church, they are conferred both in fact and in effect, while outside it, although conferred in fact, they are not effective.” -The Seraphic Doctor [St. Bonaventure] from, The Beviloquium, Part VI, Chapter 5, Article 1

Thus logically - as St. Augustine writes: “Outside of the Catholic Church the *true sacrifice cannot be found.” -TCW

*Note: True (Approbated) Mass locations can be viewed by clicking here.

(March 16-22 Holy Week -Lent 2008 A.D.)

The Mocking of Christ
The Mocking of Christ
Annibale Carracci
(c. 1596)

"The greatness of Our Lord's suffering can be considered in regard to this
that the pain and sadness were without any alleviation."
-St. Thomas Aquinas


In Today's Catholic World (TCW)
March 16, 2008 A.D.

In Today's Catholic World will be posting a meditation each day of Holy Week (March 16-22) from St. Thomas Aquinas. This is the most important time of the year for Roman Catholics. If by chance you think you have not had a prosperous Lent thus far - NOW is the time to give your all - that you may gain the necessary victory - and bring great joy to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. (Be sure to check back each day. -ED)

Holy Week 2008 A.D.

Mater Dolorosa
Mater Dolorosa

(Extracted from: Meditations And Readings For Lent, by St. Thomas Aquinas, pp. 139-141, 1917 A.D., Imprimatur)

Holy Saturday (March 22nd, 2008 A.D.)


From the descent of Christ to hell we may learn, for our instruction, four things:

1. Firm hope in God. No matter what the trouble in which a man finds himself, he should always put trust in God's help and rely on it. There is no trouble greater than to find oneself in hell. If then Christ freed those who were in hell, any man who is a friend of God cannot but have great confidence that he too shall be freed from what ever anxiety holds him. Wisdom forsook not the just when he was sold, but delivered him from sinners; she went down with him into the pit and in bands she left him not (Wis. x. 13-14). And since to His servants God gives a special assistance, he who serves God should have still greater confidence. He that feareth the Lord shall tremble at nothing, and shall not be afraid: for he is his hope (Ecclus. xxxiv. 16).

2. We ought to conceive fear and to rid ourselves of presumption. For although Christ suffered for sinners, and went down into hell to set them free, he did not set all sinners free, but only those who were free of mortal sin. Those who had died in mortal sin He left there. Where fore for those who have gone down to hell in mortal sin there remains no hope of pardon. They shall be in hell as the holy Fathers are in heaven, that is for ever.

3. We ought to be full of care. Christ went down into hell for our salvation, and we should be careful frequently to go down there too, turning over in our minds hell's pain and penalties, as did the holy king Ezechias as we read in the prophecy of Isaias, I said: In the midst of my days I shall go to the gates of hell (Isaias xxxviii. 10). Those who in their meditation often go down to hell during life, will not easily go down there at death. Such meditations are a powerful arm against sin, and a useful aid to bring a man back from sin. Daily we see men kept from evildoing by the fear of the law's punishments. How much greater care should they not take on account of the punishment of hell, greater in its duration, in its bitterness and in its variety. Remember thy last end and thou shalt never sin (Ecclus. vii. 40).

4. The fact is for us an example of love. Christ went down into hell to set free those that were his own. We, too, therefore, should go down there to help our own. For those who are in purgatory are themselves unable to do anything, and therefore we ought to help them. Truly he would be a harsh man indeed who failed to come to the aid of a kinsman who lay in prison, here on earth. How much more harsh, then, the man who will not aid the friend who is in purgatory, for there is no comparison between the pains there and the pains of this world. Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, because the hand of the Lord hath touched me (Job xix. 21).

We help the souls in purgatory chiefly by these three means, by masses, by prayers, and by alms giving. Nor is it wonderful that we can do so, for even in this world a friend can make satisfaction for a friend.

(In Symb.)

Indulgence Prayer 100 Days -Ecclesiastical Approbation
My Jesus Mercy!
(100 Days Indulgence)

(Extracted from: Meditations And Readings For Lent, by St. Thomas Aquinas, pp. 137-139, 1917 A.D., Imprimatur)

Good Friday (March 21st, 2008 A.D.)


That Christ should die was expedient.

1. To make our redemption complete. For, although any suffering of Christ had an infinite value, because of its union with His divinity, it was not by no matter which of His sufferings that the redemption of mankind was made complete, but only by His death. So the Holy Spirit declared speaking through the mouth of Caiaphas, It is expedient for you that one man shall die for the people (John xi. 50). Whence St. Augustine says, "Let us stand in wonder, rejoice, be glad, love, praise, and adore since it is by the death of our Redeemer, that we have been called from death to life, from exile to our own land, from mourning to joy."

2. To increase our faith, our hope and our charity. With regard to faith the Psalm says (Ps. cxl. 10), I am alone until I pass from this world, that is, to the Father. When I shall have passed to the Father, then shall I be multiplied. Unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground die, itself remaineth alone (John xii. 24).

As to the increase of hope St, Paul writes, He that spared not even his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how hath he not also, with him, given us all things? (Rom. viii. 32). God cannot deny us this, for to give us all things is less than to give His own Son to death for us. St. Bernard says, "Who is not carried away to hope and confidence in prayer, when he looks on the crucifix and sees how Our Lord hangs there, the head bent as though to kiss, the arms outstretched in an embrace, the hands pierced to give, the side opened to love, the feet nailed to remain with us."

Come, my dove, in the clefts of the rock (Cant. ii. 14). It is in the wounds of Christ the Church builds its nest and waits, for it is in the Passion of Our Lord that she places her hope of salvation, and thereby trusts to be protected from the craft of the falcon, that is, of the devil.

With regard to the increase of charity, Holy Scripture says, At noon he burneth the earth (Ecclus. xliii. 3), that is to say, in the fervour of His Passion He burns up all mankind with His love. So St. Bernard says, "The chalice thou didst drink, O good Jesus, maketh thee lovable above all things." The work of our redemption easily, brushing aside all hindrances, calls out in return the whole of our love. This it is which more gently draws out our devotion, builds it up more straightly, guards it more closely, and fires it with greater ardour.

3. Because our salvation is wrought in the manner of a sacrament, we dying to this world in a likeness to His death, So that my soul chooseth hanging, and my bones death (Job vii. 15). St. Gregory says, "The soul is the mind's aspiration, the bones are the strength of the body's desires. Things hanged are raised thereby from the depths. The soul, then, is hanged to things eternal that the bones may die, for it is with the love of eternal life that the soul slays the strong attraction earthly things possess for it." It is a sign that a soul is dead to the world when a soul is despised by the world. Again, to quote St. Gregory, "The sea keeps the bodies that are alive in it. Once they are dead it quickly casts them up."

(De Humanitate Christi, cap. 47.)

Last Supper
"Last Supper"
Benedetto Caliari

(Extracted from: Meditations And Readings For Lent, by St. Thomas Aquinas, pp. 134-136, 1917 A.D., Imprimatur)

Maundy Thursday (March 20th, 2008 A.D.)


It was most fitting that the sacrament of the body of the Lord should have been instituted at the Last Supper.

1. Because of what that sacrament contains. For that which is contained in it is Christ Himself. When Christ in His natural appearance was about to depart from His disciples, He left Himself to them in a sacramental appearance, just as in the absence of the emperor there is exhibited the emperor's image. Whence St. Eusebius says, "Since the body he had assumed was about to be taken away from their bodily sight, and was about to be carried to the stars, it was necessary that, on the day of His last supper, He should consecrate for us the sacrament of His body and blood, so that what, as a price, was offered once should, through a mystery, be worshipped unceasingly."

2. Because without faith in the Passion there can never be salvation. Therefore it is necessary that there should be, for ever, among men sometiling that would represent the Lord's Passion and the chief of such representative things in the Old Testament was the Paschal Lamb. To this there succeeded in the New Testament the sacrament of the Eucharist, which is commemorative of the past Passion of the Lord as the Paschal Lamb was a foreshadowing of the Passion to come.* And therefore was it most fitting that, on the very eve of the Passion, the old sacrament of the Paschal Lamb having been celebrated, Our Lord should institute the new sacrament.

3. Because the last words of departing friends remain longest in the memory, our love being at such moments most tenderly alert. Nothing can be greater in the realm of sacrifice than that of the body and blood of Christ, no offering can be more effective. And hence, in order that the sacrament might be held in all the more veneration, it was in His last leave-taking of the Apostles that Our Lord instituted it.

*Quod est rernemorativum praeteritae Dominicas Passionis, sicut et illud fuit future praefigurativum.

Hence St. Augustine says, "Our Saviour, to bring before our minds with all His power the heights and the depths of this sacrament, willed, ere He left the disciples to go forth to His Passion, to fix it in their hearts and their memories as His last act." Let us note that this sacrament has a threefold meaning:

(i) In regard to the past, it is commemorative of the Lord s Passion, which was a true sacrifice, and because of this the sacrament is called a sacrifice.

(ii) In regard to a fact of our own time, that is, to the unity of the church and that through this sacrament mankind should be gathered together. Because of this the sacrament is called communion. St. John Damascene says the sacrament is called communion because by means of it we communicate with Christ, and this because we hereby share in His body and in His divinity, and because by it we are communicated to and united with one another.

(iii) In regard to the future, the sacrament foreshadows that enjoyment of God which shall be ours in our fatherland. On this account the sacrament is called viaticum, since it provides us with the means of journeying to that fatherland.

And on this account, too, the sacrament is also called Eucharist, that is to say, the good grace, either because the grace of God is life eternal, or because it really contains Christ who is the fullness of grace. In Greek the sacrament is also called Metalipsis, that is, Assumption, for through the sacrament we assume the divinity of the Son of God.

(De Humanitate Christi.)

Mourning Angel
Angel in Chapelle Royale
Dreux, France
Jean Marie Bienaimé Bonnassieux

(Extracted from: Meditations And Readings For Lent, by St. Thomas Aquinas, pp. 132-134, 1917 A.D., Imprimatur)

Holy Wednesday (March 19th, 2008 A.D.)


He putteth water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded (John xiii. 5).

There are three things which this can be taken to symbolise.

1. The pouring of the water into the basin is a symbol of the pouring out of His blood upon the earth. Since the blood of Jesus has a power of cleansing it may in a sense be called water. The reason why water, as well as blood, came out of His side, was to show that this blood could wash away sin.

Again we might take the water as a figure of Christ's Passion. He putteth water into a basin, that is, by faith and devotion He stamped into the minds of faithful followers the memory of His Passion. Remember my poverty, and transgression, the wormwood and the gall (Lam. iii. 19).

2. By the words and began to wash it is human imperfection that is symbolised. For the Apostles, after their living with Christ, were certainly more perfect, and yet they needed to be washed, there were still stains upon them. We are here made to understand that no matter what is the degree of any man's perfection he still needs to be made more perfect still; He is still contracting uncleanness of some kind to some extent. So in the Book of Proverbs we read, Who can say My heart is clean, I am pure from sin (Prov. xx. 9).

Nevertheless the Apostles and the just have this kind of uncleanness only in their feet.

There are however others who are infected, not only in their feet, but wholly and entirely. Those who make their bed upon the soiling attractions of the world are made wholly unclean thereby. Those who wholly, that is to say, with their senses and with their wills, cleave to their desire of earthly things, these are wholly unclean.

But they who do not thus lie down, they who stand, that is, they who, in mind and in desire, are tending towards heavenly things, contract this uncleanness in their feet. Whoever stands must, necessarily, touch the earth at least with his feet. And we, too, in this life, where we must, to maintain life, make use of earthly things, cannot but contract a certain uncleanness, at least as far as those desires and inclinations are concerned which begin in our senses.

Therefore Our Lord commanded His disciples to shake off the dust from their feet. The text says, "He began to wash," because this washing away on earth of the affection for earthly things is only a beginning. It is only in the life to come that it will be really complete.

Thus by putting water into the basin, the pouring out of His blood is signified, and by His beginning to wash the feet of His disciples the washing away of our sins.

3. There is symbolised finally Our Lord's taking upon Him the punishment due to our sins. Not only did He wash away our sins but He also took upon Himself the punishment that they had earned. For our pains and our penances would not suffice were they not founded in the merit and the power of the Passion of Christ. And this is shown in His wiping the feet of the disciples with the linen towel, that is the towel which is His body.

(In John xiii.)

Works of Mercy
Duccio di Buoninsegna

(Extracted from: Meditations And Readings For Lent, by St. Thomas Aquinas, pp. 130-132, 1917 A.D., Imprimatur)

Tuesday in Holy Week (March 18th, 2008 A.D.)


He riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments, and having taken a towel, girded himself. John xiii. 4. i. Christ, in his lowly office, shows Himself truly to be a servant, in keeping with His own words, The Son of Man is not come to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give His life a redemption for many (Matt. xx. 28). Three things are looked for in a good servant or minister:

(i) That he should be careful to keep before him the numerous details in which his serving may so easily fall short. Now for a servant to sit or to lie down during his service is to make this necessary supervision impossible. Hence it is that servants stand. And therefore the gospel says of Our Lord, He riseth from supper. Our Lord himself also asks us, For which is greater, he that sitteth at table or he that serveth? (Luke xxii. 27).

(ii) That he should show dexterity in doing at the right time all the things his particular office calls for. Now elaborate dress is a hindrance to this. Therefore Our Lord layeth aside his garments. And this was foreshadowed in the Old Testament when Abraham chose servants who were well appointed (Gen. xiv. 14).

(iii) That he should be prompt, having ready to hand all the things he needs. St. Luke (x. 40) says of Martha that she was busy about much serving. This is why Our Lord, having taken a towel, girded himself. Thus he was ready not only to wash the feet, but also to dry them. So He (who came from God and goeth to God John xiii. 3), as He washes their feet, crushes down for ever our swollen, human self-importance.

2. After that, he putteth water into a basin, and to wash (John xiii. 5).

We are given for our consideration this service of Christ; and in three ways his humility is set for our example.

(i) The kind of service this was, for it was the lowest kind of service of all! The Lord of all majesty bending to wash the feet of his slaves.

(ii) The number of services it contained, for, we are told, he put water into a basin, he washed their feet, he dried them and so forth.

(iii) The method of doing the service, for He did not do it through others, nor even with others helping him. He did the service Himself. The greater thou art, the more humble thyself in all things (Ecclus. iii. 20).

(In John xiii.)

Christ Washing Feet -Holy Week
No. 30 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 14. Washing of Feet
Giotto di Bondone

(Extracted from: Meditations And Readings For Lent, by St. Thomas Aquinas, pp. 128-130, 1917 A.D., Imprimatur)

Monday in Holy Week (March 17th, 2008 A.D.)


1. If I wash thee not, thou shaft have no part with me (John xiii. 8). No one can be made a sharer in the inheritance of eternity, a co-heir with Christ, unless he is spiritually cleansed, for in the Apocalypse it is so stated. There shall not enter into it anything defiled (Apoc. xxi. 27), and in the Psalms we read, Lord who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? (Ps. xiv.) Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord; or who shall stand in his holy place? The innocent in hands, and clean of heart (Ps. xxiii. 3, 4).

It is therefore as though Our Lord said, If I wash thee not, thou shalt not be cleansed, and if thou art not cleansed, thou shalt have no part with me.

2. Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, not only my feet but also my hands and my head (John xiii. 9).

Peter, utterly stricken, offers his whole self to be washed, so confounded is he with love and with fear. We read, in fact, in the book called The Journeying of Clement, that Peter used to be so over come by the bodily presence of Our Lord, which he had most fervently loved, that whenever, after Our Lord's Ascension, the memory of that dearest presence and most holy company came to him, he used so to melt into tears, that his cheeks seemed all worn out with them.

We can consider three parts in man's body, the head, which is the highest, the feet, which are the lowest part, and the hands which lie in between. In the interior man, that is to say, in the soul, there are likewise three parts. Corresponding to the head there is the higher reason, the power by means of which the soul clings to God. For the hands there is the lower reason by which the soul operates in good works. For the feet there are the senses and the feelings and desires arising from them. Now Our Lord knew the disciples to be clean as far as the head was concerned, for He knew they were joined to God by faith and by charity. He knew their hands also were clean, for He knew their good works. But as to their feet, He knew that the disciples were still somewhat entangled in those inclinations to earthly things that derive out of the life of the senses.

Peter, alarmed by Our Lord's warning (v. 8), not only consented that his feet should be washed, but begged that his hands and his head should be washed too.

Lord, he said, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head. As though to say, "I know not whether hands and head need to be washed. For I am not conscious to myself of anything, yet am I not hereby justified (i Cor. iv. 4). Therefore I am ready not only for my feet to be washed, that is, those inclinations that arise out of the life of my senses, but also my hands, that is, my works, and my head, too, that is, my higher reason."

3. Jesus saith to him: He that is washed needeth not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean (John xiii. 10). Origen, commenting on this text, says that the Apostles were clean, but needed to be yet cleaner. For reason should ever desire gifts that are better still, should ever set itself to achieve the very heights of virtue, should aspire to shine with the brightness of justice itself. He that is holy, let him be sanctified still (Apoc. xxii. n).

(In John xiii.)


(Extracted from: Meditations And Readings For Lent, by St. Thomas Aquinas, pp. 126-128, 1917 A.D., Imprimatur)

Holy Week Palm Sunday (March 16th, 2008 A.D.)


The Passion of Christ is by itself sufficient to form us in every virtue. For whoever wishes to live perfectly, need do no more than scorn what Christ scorned on the cross, and desire what He there desired. There is no virtue of which, from the cross, Christ does not give us an example.

If you seek an example of charity, Greater love than this no man hath, than that a man lay down His life for his friends (John xv. 13), and this Christ did on the cross. And since it was for us that He gave his life, it should not be burdensome to bear for Him whatever evils come our way. What shall I render to the Lord, for all the things that He hath rendered to me (Ps. cxv. 12).

If you seek an example of patience, in the cross you find the best of all. Great patience shows itself in two ways. Either when a man suffers great evils patiently, or when he suffers what he could avoid and forbears to avoid. Now Christ on the cross suffered great evils. O all ye that pass by the way, attend and see, if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow (Lam. i. 12). And He suffered them patiently, for, when he suffered he threatened not (i Pet. ii. 23) but led as a sheep to the slaughter, he was dumb as a lamb before his shearer (Isaias liii. 7).

Also it was in His power to avoid the suffering and He did not avoid it. Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me presently more than twelve legions of angels? (Matt. xxvi. 53). The patience of Christ, then, on the cross was the greatest patience ever shown. Let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who having joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame (Heb. xii. i, 2).

If you seek an example of humility, look at the crucified. For it is God who wills to be judged and to die at the will of Pontius Pilate. Thy cause hath been judged as that of the wicked (job xxxvi. 17). Truly as that of the wicked, for Let us condemn him to a most shameful death (Wis. ii. 20). The Lord willed to die for the slave, the life of the angels for man.

If you seek an example of obedience, follow Him who became obedient unto death (Phil. ii. 8), for as by the disobedience of one man, many were made sinners; so also by the obedience of one, many shall be made just (Rom. v. 19).

If you seek an example in the scorning of the things of this world, follow Him who is the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom. Lo! on the cross He hangs naked, fooled, spit upon, beaten, crowned with thorns, sated with gall and vinegar, and dead. My garments they parted among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots (Ps. xxi. 19).

Error to crave for honours, for He was exposed to blows and to mockery. Error to seek titles and decorations for platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying Hail, king of the jews (Matt, xxvii. 29).

Error to cling to pleasures and comfort for they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink (Ps. Ixviii. 22).

Our Lady of Fatima: Queen of the Holy Rosary
Our Lady at Fatima (according to the three children) did not smile once during all of her appearances to them.
She asked the seers to do penance and to make sacrifices for poor sinners: so that these souls would not go to Hell.

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March is the month the Church dedicates to the holy Saint Joseph - please see the classic book: Devotion to St. Joseph,
by Rev. Father Joseph Patrignani of The Society of Jesus, - P. J. Kenedy- Publisher To The Holy Apostolic See, 1897. Imprimatur

(March 15, Feria Day - Saturday of Passion Week)

St. Catherine of Alexandria
"The Philosophers of Alexandria"
Da Panicale Masolino

St. Catherine made over them the sign of the Cross, and said to them: "Let not this thought disturb you, since you so earnestly
desire to receive that Sacrament [Baptism]; soon also by your martyrdom you will be baptized by your own blood."

We have found that these errors or theses [of Luther] are not Catholic... but rather are against the doctrine and tradition of the Catholic Church, and against the true interpretation of the sacred Scriptures received from the Church. Now Augustine maintained that her authority had to be accepted
so completely that he stated he would not have believed the Gospel unless the authority of the Catholic Church had vouched for it.
-Pope Leo X, from His Papal Bulla Exsurge Domine (Condemning the Errors of Martin Luther) June 15, 1520


In Today's Catholic World (TCW)
March 15, 2008 A.D.

TCW is posting the story (from Fr. Chisholm's The Catechism In Examples) of the heroic Martyrs of Alexandria who were baptized by (their) desire and obtained Heaven. Christ's Vicar, Leo XIII., not only gave the book (The Catechism In Examples) his special approbation and blessing, but asked the author to furnish a copy of it for the Papal Library.

Oportet allatrare canes!

(Translation: "It behooves watchdogs to bark!")

There is a group of spiritual perverts in Fillmore, New York led by a true son of the devil named *Mike Dimond who publicly reject the Catholic Church's binding interpretation on John 3:5 (posted below) and thus blasphemically reject the sacred truth that the Holy Martyrs of Alexandria (and other Heroic Champions of the Church Militant who gladly died for the Faith over the last 2000 years in similar manner) are reigning in Heaven.

Enemy of De Fide
"Little Mikey caught playing dress up..."
*(Counterfeit Monk and Mocker of Martyrs) Mike Dimond: who has been seen "heroically"attending (V2 Antipapacy "sanctioned") "masses" (a Mortal Sin in itself) dressed in lay clothes to avoid causing any (human) conflict?... To better proclaim the Faith to his "fellow" (V2 sect) "catholics"?? -ED

Sadly a multitude of incoherent video watching (only) "folk" have fully swallowed Mike Dimond's lethal Lutheran poison and likewise are accursed by God. May the blood of the Holy Martyrs of Alexandria beseech the Divine Justice to promptly destroy the works of this warlock Mike Dimond - for the glory of God and His Holy Catholic Church.

Apostate Monk Martin Luther
Apostate Monk (Martin Luther)
"In the same year, he [Luther] published his German translation of the New Testament, in which learned Catholics discover a thousand errors; he rejects altogether the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews, the Epistles of St. James... In the words of St. Paul, chap, iii, v. 3, "For we account a man to be justified by Faith without the works of the law" he adds the word alone, 'by Faith alone.' In the Diet of Augsburg, some one said to him, that the Catholics spoke very loudly of this interpretation, when he made that arrogant answer: 'If your Papist prattles any more about this word alone, tell him that Doctor Martin Luther wishes it to be so; sic volo, sic jubeo, sit pro ratione voluntas (I wish so, I order so, let my will be sufficient reason for it.') -St. Alphonsus Liguori, The History of Heresies, And Their Refutation; Or, The Triumph Of The Church, v. i

"...God... in respect of his own freedom..."

"...this sacrament [Baptism] consisteth of an external element of water, and internal virtue of the Holy Spirit. ....Though in this case, God which hath not bound his grace, in respect of his own freedom, to any Sacrament, may and doth accept them as baptized, which either are martyred before they could be baptized, or else depart this life with vow and desire to have that Sacrament, but by some remediless necessity could not obtain it." (Excerpts from the Annotations [*Official Commentary] on John 3:5, from the Roman Catholic Bible [Douay Rheims 1582 A.D. version] promulgated in the pontificate of His Lordship, Gregory XIII)

*Note: click to view the cover of the Official Douay Rheims 1582 A.D., Catholic Bible which (with its Annotations) carries Full Ecclesiastical Approbation.

"...the rule for the right understanding of the prophets and apostles should be framed in accordance with the standard of ecclesiastical and Catholic interpretation." -St. Vincent of Lerins, The Notebooks II:i

The Vatican Council states: "That must be considered as the true sense of Sacred Scripture which Holy Mother Church has held and holds, whose office it is to judge concerning the true understanding and interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures; and for that reason, no one is permitted to interpret Sacred Scripture itself contrary to this sense…Further, by Divine and Catholic faith, all those things must be believed which are contained in the written word of God and in tradition, and those which are proposed by the Church, either in a solemn pronouncement or in Her ordinary and universal teaching power, to be believed as divinely revealed," (DZ 1788 and DZ 1792).

"I also admit the Holy Scripture according to that sense which our holy mother the Church hath held, and doth hold, to whom it belongeth to judge of the true sense and interpretations of the Scriptures... I likewise undoubtedly receive and profess all other things delivered, defined, and declared by the sacred Canons, and general Councils, and particularly by the holy Council of Trent... This true Catholic faith, outside of which no one can be saved...I do so profess and swear to maintain with the help of God." (From the Professio fidei Tridentinae [Tridentine Creed])

The Holy Martyrs of Alexandria

Instuments of Torture used on Catholic Martyrs
Some of the Instruments of Torture
used against the Early Catholic Martyrs

VI. THE BAPTISM OF DESIRE. (The Catechism In Examples, By Fr. Chisholm, Vol. IV pp. 59-60 Grace: The Sacraments, 1908, Imprimatur)

Sometimes it may happen from various reasons that it may be impossible to be baptized with water. In these circumstances, if a person has the desire in his heart of receiving that Sacrament, and is resolved to receive it if ever possible, this desire will be sufficient to secure his salvation if he were to die before he could receive it. It is called the "Baptism of Desire."


The Emperor Maximinus Daia, in his desire to make Catherine, a noble and learned lady of Alexandria, apostatize from the Faith, and having failed, sent for the most learned men in his dominions, that in a public assembly, by their arguments they might convince the Saint of the errors of the religion she professed.

Fifteen of these learned men accordingly assembled for this purpose; but the very opposite result was obtained from the one the Emperor expected. Instead of convincing her that her Faith was wrong, she showed them that the religion of the empire and the worship of the gods they adored were false, and besought them to renounce all their errors, and embrace the true Faith, which alone could save their souls.

History tells us that several of them (some authors record that they all) forsook the religion of the pagans, and manifested their desire to profess that which St. Catherine had so clearly proved to them to be the only one revealed by God.

The Emperor became mad with rage at witnessing this failure of his plans, and condemned them all to instant death. They received the sentence with joy; but a sudden fear fell upon them: they had not yet received the grace of Baptism, which they knew to be so essential for obtaining the possession of Heaven. They asked St. Catherine to tell them what would become of them in eternity, seeing that they could not be baptized.

St. Catherine made over them the sign of the Cross, and said to them: "Let not this thought disturb you, since you so earnestly desire to receive that Sacrament; soon also by your martyrdom you will be baptized by your own blood."

Encouraged by those consoling words, they walked joyfully to martyrdom, and, washed from their sins in their own blood, they entered the eternal repose of Paradise.

Laurt Surius NoVt 2

Relevant Links:

Exsurge Domine (Condemning the Errors of Martin Luther, Papal Bulla of Pope Leo X, June 15, 1520 )

The Council of Trent

Theology Without Reasoning: Pope Gregory XVII's WARNING Against Anti-Scholastics Hits Home Today (click to read)

Featured Text:

Catechism On Modernism According To The Encyclical 'Pascendi Dominici Gregis' Of His Holiness Pius X (From the French of
Fr. Jean Baptiste Lemius, Oblate of Mary Immaculate, Authorized Translation by Fr. John Fitzpatrick, Benzinger Brothers, N.Y. 1908 Imprimatur)

"...bound to each other by their tails..."

12th Council, Lateran IV (A.D. 1215): "We excommunicate and anathematize every heresy that raises against the holy, orthodox and Catholic faith... condemning all heretics under whatever names they may be known, for while they have different faces they are nevertheless bound to each other by their tails, since in all of them vanity is a common element."

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(March 10, Passion Sunday, Sunday of I Class, Semidouble)


"If you cannot attack the message, then attack the messenger." -Machiavelli

"Error nearly always has its origin, not in profound and laborious studies, but in the tripleheaded monster which St. John describes and calls: 'Concupiscense of the flesh, concupiscence of the eyes, the pride of life.' Here are the sources of all error...Very often corruption of heart is a consequence of errors of the intellect; but more frequently still errors of the intellect follow the corruption of the heart. The history of heresies
very clearly shows this fact. Their beginnings nearly always present the same character, either wounded selflove, or a grievance to be avenged."
(Fr. Felix Sarda Y Salvany, from his book, Liberalism is a Sin p. 133)

"When a bishop is supplied by the Pope [Gregory XVII] for possible ordination I present myself to him for consideration... We must be ready to follow God's will no matter how much it opposes our own will .. In the past EVERY cleric I have had dealings with as [sic] proved to be a liar. [emphasis Bawden -TCW] ...The average Traditionalist Priest Acts like he was his own little Pope!" -Documented Words of Saboteur David Bawden c. 1989

"And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution. But (in the last days) evil men and
seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error" (II Tim. 3:12-13).

(Brief note added after this article was first posted): the individual "L.M." mentioned below has spread a sinful falsehood (102% deliberately spun by a libertine named Jim Condit Jr., in response to TCW's exposing Condit Jr., and his associate Gary Giuffre's years of documented perfidy) concerning a hand-signed letter from 1990, the Editor of TCW (Mr. Hobson), at one time had posted online from a (now deceased) priest to a Mr. Patrick Henry Omlor. The letter came from TCW's unprecedented information find (12/23/05) of documents relating to the Hidden Papacy of Pope Gregory XVII - and is in the Editor's possession. -TCW


In Today's Catholic World (TCW)
March 9, 2008 A.D.

The Editor of TCW recently sent an email to an individual who supports the documented false history of a "pretend" Catholic named David Bawden. This character [Bawden] has a wicked vendetta against anyone or seemingly anything to do with "Cardinal Siri" (A.K.A. the Hostage Pope Gregory XVII). Bawden who hails from Kansas has a supporter "L.M." (with too much time on his hands) of his anti-apostolate who also uses Mortally sinful calumny to attack the "Siri FACT" -showing no concern for possibly putting certain important individuals lives in danger.

Here are some extracts from a brief email, I (David Hobson, Editor of TCW) wrote Bawden's cohort "L.M." on Jan. 6th, 2008:

From: "David Hobson, Editor, TCW"
Subject: Does Precise History Matter??
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 06:15:46

Q. is that in line with Justice?

RE: *Bawden's Accurate? (Calculated) History of his time in Texas which is still online 01/06/08

... Did you know Bawden believed "Siri" was Pope [Note: documented in his (Bawden's) own written words]

In equity, possibly no (you did not)

Now you do: this is documented fact - not calumny, not a supposed "attack" .... ask your boss

With this (documented) accurate - information truth: Do (can?) you support this (Calculated) public *narration of precise "facts" (without scruple) - is that in line with Justice?

*(Excerpts From Bawden's Website): "In October, 1988, David Bawden traveled to see Tran Van Khoat and exercised his rights under Canon 682. The laity has the right to receive from the clergy the spiritual good and especially the necessary means of salvation, according to the rules of ecclesiastical discipline. Since Tran Van Khoat claims to be a cleric he had a duty to deliver a definitive positive answer, since he now claims to have had certain knowledge of Siri's papacy. ... Since it is necessary to be subject to the Pope, when Bawden approached Khoat, Khoat had a duty to tell him who the Pope was, so he could submit to him. By failing to do so, Khoat tacitly declared that Siri was not Pope. This tacit declaration led Bawden and others to reach the conclusion that Siri was not Pope..."

In Brief: David Bawden narrates a history claiming he travelled to Port Arthur, Texas in October of 1988 to ask Fr. Khoat information about Cardinal Siri (whom Fr. Khoat had met with in a clandestine type situation only four months earlier in Rome) as to whether he (Siri) was Pope. Bawden relates (and publishes on his website) that Fr. Khoat did not in 1988 provide him with an answer to his [this] specific question.

Let's look at what really happened on Bawden's visit (s) to Port Arthur, TX to meet with the holy priest Fr. Khoat in 1988 (in Bawden's own words).

Yet first, (knowing TCW has the info)- see the child of unnatural birth *"L.M.'s" Machiavellianistic (lame) attempt to: "attack the messenger."

*"Hobson thus deliberately misrepresented the facts... ...his (Hobson's) trademark tactics of taking unproven claims that he wishes to endorse — and prefixing them with the word "FACT!" (or sometimes "REALITY!"); yes, in upper-case... as if the use of these words can cover for the lack of substance to his lies. There is nothing... to warrant [the] fantastic pretension that he (Bawden)... acknowledged Siri as Pope!" -"L.M.", 02/04/08

The Editor of TCW (Mr. David Hobson's) Reply:

(Document I)

8/10/88 David Bawden writes to the well-respected layman Mr. Bill Comiskey about hopefully meeting Fr. Khoat. It is important to bear in mind that "Cardinal Siri" (A.K.A. Pope Gregory XVII) was alive and still under terrible duress. Fr. Khoat had met with him in June of 1988 and was helping His Holiness operate the Vatican "underground" from overseas (i.e. working with groups in both France and the US) - trying to mobilize a rescue mission to physically free the Pope in Exile.

08/10/88 (content) Bawden asks Mr. Comiskey about his silence on the matter - he adds that if he (Mr. Comiskey)
is commanded to not say anything he is acting correctly.

08/10/88 Bawden's signature to this letter

(Document II)

10/15/88 Letter from Bawden to Fr. Khoat confirming tickets to travel to Port Arthur, Texas were received by him.
(Note: provided by the benevolence of an anonymous donor from Fr. Khoat's True Catholic parish in Port Arthur, TX).

10/15/88 Bawden's signature to this letter

David Bawden October 30, 1988, Port Arthur Texas
Photograph of David Bawden, standing in corner at a pot-luck-meal with a group of True Catholics (Oct 30, 1988 Port Arthur, TX). Bawden was treated kindly- and was deeply impressed after having the opportunity to meet with the Rev. Fr. Khoat Van Tran.

(Document III)

11/02/88 Letter from Bawden to Fr. Khoat written after he has met with Fr. Khoat in Port Arthur, TX - again Bawden has
claimed for more than 15 years that no specific answer [or info] was given to him by Fr. Khoat, regarding whether "Siri" was the Pope.

11/02/88 (content) Bawden mentions well-known priest Fr. Dunphy would be of help when, "Cardinal Siri assumes the Papacy".
Also Bawden shows his high opinion of the holy priest Fr. Khoat- which is consistently seen throughout all of his letters.

11/02/88 (content) From evidence gathered from his (Bawden's) Port Arthur trip in October - Bawden writes Fr. Khoat that he believes that Siri is Pope. Note: Fr. Khoat had also (in confidence) told about his secret meeting(s) with the living (at that time) hostage Pope Gregory XVII to Bawden who states, "I shall not mention your visit with Siri". This alone exposes David Bawden's narration of events as entirely false.

(Document IV)

11/11/88: Nine days later another letter from Bawden to Fr. Khoat

11/11/88 (content) Bawden reaffirms his conviction to Fr. Khoat that Siri is Pope - and brings up ordinations

11/11/88 Bawden's signature to this letter

(Document V)

12/02/88 Bawden writes Fr. Khoat again and mentions possibly being ordained by Cardinal Siri [the Hostage Pope] some day

12/02/88 Bawden's signature to this letter: Note: impressed with the integrity of Fr. Khoat -he (Bawden) decides
to [and does] move to Port Arthur, TX - to help full-time in the movement to restore Pope Gregory XVII to His throne

(Document VI)

12/16/88 Letter from Bawden to Fr. Khoat

12/16/88 (content) Bawden mentions the *safety of "Cardinal Siri"

12/16/88 (more content) Bawden rightfully states after meeting with numerous people (from the greater Houston area and other locales) involved in trying to help the Hostage Pope regain His throne - that at the death of Siri it would be sede vacante [the papal chair would be vacant].

12/16/88 Bawden's signature to this letter

Note: There are many more letters [note: possibly 100 pages -ED] than these few cited here from David Bawden to individuals connected with the Pope Gregory XVII reality from the late 1980s.

(Q.) What demon drove [drives] Bawden to go beyond (mortally sinfully) deliberately misrepresenting the facts - and to outright invent vicious gross untruths and publish them to the wind?

David Bawden
Photograph of ambitious drifter David Bawden at age 29, posing outside of St. Jude's Shrine, Stafford Texas c. 1989
More documented words from saboteur and "lover of veritas" David Bawden c. 1989: "In the past EVERY cleric I have had dealings with as [sic] proved to be a liar. [emphasis Bawden -TCW] ...Today is the tenth anniversary of my dismissal without cause from the Society of St. Pius X seminary ... I resolved to continue my clerical studies on my own. I have had no place to go for spiritual direction. In fact, I found my sinful self to be more spiritual, than many of the priests I had dealings with. Since leaving the Society I have worked with several priests and requested their assistance. To date none have assisted me in any way. Not only have I been unable to obtain ordination, I have been unable to to obtain a decent job to make a decent living. I sought work, but was unable to obtain more than a minimum wage ($3.35 per hour) position. ... I cannot find work although I have put in applications and registered with the state and with a temporary employment service. ...Also I have no secular education beyond High School...Therefore what should I do with my time? Spend every day in Topeka looking for a job?

When a bishop is supplied by the Pope [Gregory XVII] for possible ordination I present myself to him for consideration and will take any necessary courses he recommends... We must be ready to follow God's will no matter how much it opposes our own will ...every person who wears a clerical collar has failed me in the past. The average Traditionalist Priest Acts like he was his own little Pope!"

(A.) PRIDE [Upper-Case]: Bawden at that time (c. 1989) approached a lawful Bishop consecrated by the Holy Father (Pope Gregory XVII) seeking ordination to the priesthood and was respectfully [and prudently] denied.

"It is owing to their pride that they seek to be the reformers of others while they forget to reform themselves, and that they are found to be
utterly wanting in respect for authority, even for the supreme authority. ... For this reason, Venerable Brethren, it will be your first duty to resist such victims of pride...Examine most carefully your young clerics by yourselves and by the directors of your seminaries, and when you find the spirit of pride among them reject them without compunction from the priesthood. Would to God that this had always been done with the vigilance and constancy which were required!"
(His Holiness, Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907)

Instead of humbly obeying God's Will in the matter - he recoiled and for more than 18 years has used any and every wicked means possible to attack the veracity of the Historical reality of His Holiness, Pope Gregory XVII and His Successors.

(From the Editor of TCW added 03/19/08): Bawden's response to this article (instead of looking inward - in regards to the evil he is promoting and publicly amending his 100% vile and damning actions) was to continue in his "career" of iniquitas. It is an absolute waste with these sorts... one brief note and some final comments:

Note: David Bawden's (equally) thoroughly corrupt pal *"L.M." in a pitiful attempt to discredit TCW's 03/09/08 post (above) which lays the facts out before all about the sinister saboteur Bawden- in his own words - is now claiming a letter written in 1990 by a recently deceased priest (that was posted on TCW - which included relevant pictures with captions [for the web] by TCW) to Patrick Henry Omlor was a forgery! Ha!! TCW has the entire original typed and signed letter by this priest in its possession.

"In La Salette Our Lady said in 1856 that from this day, that Lucifer would be released and he does a lot of things.
And he ruin the Faith, little by little.. I came to this country
[US] in 1975 - I was made a chaplain for a group of the Legion of Maria and a priest asked me how to say the Rosary because he didn't know how to say the Rosary!
I can't believe the priests can not say the Rosary!
-Fr. Khoat, from a sermon given 05/20/06, Corpus Christi, TX

Comments: The True (heroic) priests today have no diocesan system to support their daily needs. The prudent Fr. Khoat saw this situation when he first came to America in the mid 70s. He is a gifted organizer and a man of class: as all who know him concur. He is 100% dedicated to God. The American novus ordo "bishops" tried to break-up [snatch the souls of] his community when he first arrived to Port Arthur, Texas in 1975 which included repeatedly (daily) sending police [some times three cars at once] to harass this holy priest and his flock as he offered the Holy Tridentine Mass. (Note: Fr. Khoat has never been a member of the SSPX -ED) First and foremost of all, he gave his people the Bread of Angels (when few anywhere received the Holy Sacrament). This holy priest also practiced the corporal works of mercy by helping to feed many young families by using his educational knowledge in jurisprudence, economics etc. He was able to assist his people in purchasing a fleet of fishing vessels and also with other temporal endeavors - so they could have a chance in this new land for them.

The slothful and jobless peasant David Bawden who was shown great hospitality by the Catholics in Port Arthur (tickets, room and board) as unbelievable as this sounds - has (now) even attempted to attack Fr. Khoat for his prudence and great charity in helping the True Church survive on all levels.

Here are some of my [David Hobson, Editor of TCW] replies given in the spring of 2006 to Bawden's calculated vicious calumny:

1. Fr. Khoat's ownership of ten shrimp boats (Note: Bawden then disseminates a sinful calumny against Fr. Khoat that these boats may have been used for "smuggling").

Mr. Hobson's Reply: "Fr. Khoat was in charge of many people [800 families] — he did put together a deal [i.e. as he had US citizenship and could hold the title for the Vietnamese fishermen who were in the process of naturalization and could not legally negotiate until they were U.S. citizens - when they became citizens he transfered the title to them] to purchase these expensive shrimping boats. In Vietnam these people were well-trained in fishing skills (shrimping etc.) The Vietnamese are a hard working people. Port Arthur, with the ocean in the back yard was/is a great fit for these industrious Catholics.

I mentioned the webmaster's (Bawden's) unfair accusation here to a group of long time Port Arthur people, which included Bill Comiskey and as I recall Annie Comiskey his wife- and they all just laughed all at once... still there was a frustration in this "laugh" — this is clearly a libelous statement that no objective person could put online."

2. Fr. Khoat's ownership of a Hotel in Port Arthur (Note: again this was a legal arrangement because he [Fr. Khoat] was a citizen and most of the other Vietnamese [including those who operated the hotel] had not yet gained their citizenship. The staff worked hard to make it most professional. Fr. Khoat was horrified when he was informed by the group of Catholic Vietnamese that ran the hotel, that sometimes (as is the case throughout the hotel industry in varying degrees) along with the good law abiding citizens who would stay there- that also bad people stayed there. Bawden in his "logic" has tried to attack this too by a disseminating a slander that Fr. Khoat was in some way at fault because he [i.e. certain parishioners who earned their daily-bread by working at the hotel] could not (in the American "legal" system) control every person who stayed there - without being fined or possibly jailed for "discrimination".)

Mr. Hobson's Reply: "Fr. Khoat did no wrong here. I have gone through hundreds of documents concerning his life and business dealings — what is the point, here?

This is yellow journalism — Fr. Khoat is a holy priest — I am sure he did all in his power to get the bad element out of there — many prayers etc. Why is this on this web page — this is really unjust. If a business man owns a restaurant and a group of rotten people go there at various times, does it mean the owner has done wrong?

Bill Comiskey told me in late December 2005 A.D., in Port Arthur, Texas that Fr. Khoat did own a hotel, —(you must remember Fr. Khoat was not part of the Novus Ordo "diocese", he kept the True Faith, so he organized people to help with business for families and the true Church, - *Resurrection Parish) Mr. Comiskey who I was fortunate to have dinner with him and his family, at his house in December, said the hotel was in not the greatest part of town. He said Fr. Khoat may have obtained it through a business dealing (default of a contract?)... Mr. Comiskey was not sure.... I did see some business cards/material for the hotel — and Fr. Khoat [via the Vietnamese faithful who worked there] did do his best for sure to try to make it a success. To infer that Fr. Khoat did anything wrong here is total and terrible sin of injustice."

*Note: Fr. Khoat and his parishioners providently were able to purchase a large property that he and his flock turned into a thriving "Traditional Catholic Parish" called Resurrection parish in 1976! The Judeo-Masonic novus ordo criminals ["bishops"] went ballistic over this and "ordered" Fr. Khoat to say the Novus Ordo "mass" which of course he would not. They then waged a full-scale public attack (which included working with local city "officials") against the holy Fr. Khoat. It was all over the press - newspapers and magazines. Fr. Khoat never compromised. Yes, the good will be persecuted. -TCW

3. Fr. Khoat "seemed" to own a Western Union store (Note: the "Historian" and full-time dead beat Bawden was not 100% sure if Fr. Khoat owned this or not but "responsibly" thought this was worth noting on his two-bit (free webspace) website... Bawden then tried to discredit [specifying nothing] Fr. Khoat for owning [using?] a Western Union store).

Mr. Hobson's Reply: "I have no information on this. It seems he had involvement with a Western Union office. It is quite plausible this was useful in helping the Vietnamese help relatives/members of their families, still in Vietnam who were being persecuted. Let me assure you, Fr. Khoat is 100% completely an anti-Communist... that war is not over for Fr. Khoat. I hope you have the prudence to drop this section of hearsay above."

Readers of TCW- Fr. Khoat is as good as you get: he loves Holy Mother Church with all his soul. He has specific instructions from Pope Gregory XVII and incredible insight into what it takes to rebuild the Church [i.e. in reality reclaim the Throne]. This providential priest has valiantly guarded well what has been entrusted to him - away from the wiles of the enemies of Catholic Truth. --- "If you cannot attack the (DOCUMENTED) message..."

In the perfidious plebeian Bawden's - reprobate crimes one is reminded of what St. Jerome said about the heretics - "whose last defense is to start spewing out a serpent's venom with their tongue when they see that their causes are about to be condemned, and spring to insults when they see they are vanquished."

Relevant Links:

Le Pape Serait-Il Le Cardinal Siri? (The original groundbreaking article [1986] on "Siri" - in French - by Louis Hubert Remy)

The Historic 1988 A.D. Meeting of Fr. Khoat with The Hostage Pope, Gregory XVII (The Principal Circumstances of this History)

Pope Gregory XVII's Cardinal Camerlengo's Official Notification of Conclave (Published in newspapers worldwide, June 3, 1990 A.D.)

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St. Anthony of Padua The Hostage Pope - Gregory XVII Body of St. Anthony of Padua -Shrine -Padua
(L/R) Basilica di Sant’Antonio where Fr. Khoat privately offered the Latin Mass asking St. Anthony for a miracle;
the actual paper used by Fr. Khoat on June 13th, 1988 A.D., with the address of the Instituto Ravasco; St. Anthony

"On June 13, 1988, the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua, Fr. Khoat offered the Tridentine Mass in the Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua, Italy) with the Mass intention of asking St. Anthony for a miracle- to help him find, and speak with Cardinal Siri. After Mass the same morning, at breakfast, a priest from Genoa told Fr. Khoat that: 'Cardinal Siri left Genoa this morning, if you want to see him, go to the Istituto Ravasco... in Rome.'

(Extracted from: "The Historic 1988 A.D. Meeting of Fr. Khoat with The Hostage Pope, Gregory XVII")

"...the only way to serve the truth is the rebirth of the True Pope who truly is Vicar of Christ..."

"Back in 1987, the traditional Catholics in the United States began to hear more about Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, archbishop of Genoa, who, according to many sources of rumors, was elected Pope in two conclaves '63 and '78 but could not take charge of the papacy because of Christ's enemies. This rumor stirred me up and pushed me to see him. Truly, I did see him. ...The person I testify today is Vicar of Christ, Pope Gregory XVII (Giuseppe Siri, born at Genoa 20 May 1906, ordained 1928, bishop 1944, archbishop 1946, cardinal 1953, pope 1958, died May 2, 1989.) He reigned his papacy in Exile, in Silence and in Agony.
His message was transferred through his book called 'Gethsemane.' His activity was to appoint the Cardinals who hold on the apostolicity and the protection of the papacy. ...Yes, we live in the time of ruin of the Catholic Church, and we want to restore it. Remember Pope Gregory XVII said: 'The only way to serve the truth is to bring to birth or rebirth in the men true hope, brought by the Person and the word of Christ' (Gethsemane, pg 377) Now the words of Pope Gregory XVII mean to us that the only way to serve the truth is the rebirth of the True Pope who truly is Vicar of Christ and carries out the Words of Christ."
-The Rev. Fr. Peter Khoat Van Tran, New Event of Man's History, June 3rd, 1990 A.D.

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Restoration of the Traditional Catholic Church

Mr. Hobson,

"Thank you for your informative website, The Pope In Red. [www.thepopeinred.com] I agree completely with the facts presented on your website, as well as from other sources, about the 1958 Conclave theft of the Papacy de facto, not de jure, to the present day, by the Churches enemies, stolen from Cardinal Siri, Pope Gregory XVII. I am 42 years old and grew up as a child in the heart of the new 'reforms' of Vatican II. I remember when I was about 11 years old, 1976, attending Catholic grade school one day, when we went to mass and they changed Communion from the tongue, and instructed us in Communion in the hand. My innate 'Sensus Catholicus' sensed something drastically wrong with this, even as an 11 year old child. There are plenty of other stories from my childhood of the changing of the Church by various mis-guided 'reforms', such as face-to-face 'sacrament of reconciliation', the 'new order of the Mass', etc., among many others, but that is not the purpose of this letter, as you are well aware of the so-called "reforms" yourself, being about the same age as myself.

Thank you for displaying on your website, and linking to other websites, the prophecies concerning the restoration of the Traditional Catholic Church, in the very near future timewise as well. These prophecies are refreshing to a person's soul in keeping up their courage in the present difficult situation, not only in the Church, but in the world-at-large as well. It is comforting to know, based on numerous traditional Catholic prophecies from the remote past to the present, that the Catholic Church will reign supreme over almost the whole world, most importantly in the spiritual realm, but also in the temporal realm as well. In the very near future as well. All of the many prophecies speaking of the coming great Catholic Pope, and great Catholic Monarch, most especially the prophecy of Blessed Tomasuccio de Foligno speaking of the restoration of the True Papacy approximately the year 2012, (Ordinal Date is 2013 for Bl. Tomasuccio prophecy -ED) are soothing words to the soul, that helps to keep hope alive during the present dark days, from a Catholic perspective. Thank you for your website."


George C.

Dear George C.,

Greetings. First - thank you for your words of encouragement- there are many who help with St. Gemma.com Web Productions (Websites). These terrible times have been foretold as possibly being the greatest time ever of suffering for the True Church. Yet as the Holy Doctor of the Church,
St. Augustine says: 'Persecution brings forth Saints'. You probably know that there are a lot of false voices out there: you have Mike Dimond's workings as a dark force against Papal Restoration, and you have CMRI's Bp. Mark Pivarunas' popeless ecumenism [- documented on video Nov 30, 1993 at the (alleged) consecration of Dolan (in Cincinnati) where he (Bp. Pivarunas') publicly states [manifests] that it does not matter if one is a member of the SSPX (una cum "judeo-masonic antipopes") or a "sedevacantist" (una cum "zero")].

Note: In Today's Catholic World has (as of yet unpublished) multiple documents of most of the well-known Traditional clergymen's specific views in the very late 80s and early 90s on the "Siri" Fact - and their opinion(s): if or when a *Conclave should be held.

(*Which did occur)

I am a mere layman under obedience to the Hierarchy of the True Catholic Church in union with Pope Gregory XVII and His Successors. Forget these false voices "who do so much for the(ir) "Church"...." and remember but one Voice: "thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

Please pray for the security of the holy Hierarchy in eclipse, and also if you so kindly would, please pray for my poor soul.

Our Lady of La Salette, Ora Pro Nobis

Mr. David Hobson


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From the Preface: "His late Holiness, Leo XIII., not only gave the book (The Catechism In Examples) his special approbation and blessing, when brought to his notice by two Archbishops, but asked the author to furnish a copy of it for the Papal Library (see Tablet, February 25, 1888, p. 300). Many members of the Hierarchy have also given it their approbation and commendation, and the teaching Orders of the Church, as well as the clergy in charge of schools, have distributed it in profusion among the prizes they gave to the children under their care; and in many a Catholic home it is the favourite book for pious reading in the family."

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Arian persecution, wrote the following letter, which (sadly) is even more applicable today i.e. during this dreadful time of [The] Apostasy:

Letter of Saint Athanasius to His Flock (4th Century A.D.)

"May God console you! ... What saddens you ... is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises --- but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously.
Who has lost and who has won in the struggle --- the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith?

True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there; they are holy if everything takes place there in
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You are the ones who are happy; you who remain within the Church by your Faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition. And if an execrable jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis.

No one, ever, will prevail against your Faith, beloved Brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back some day.

Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church; but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray.

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

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"Faith, declares the Apostle, is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Nevertheless, in order that the submission of our faith should be in accordance with reason, it was God's will that there should be linked to the internal assistance of the holy Spirit external indications of his revelation, that is to say divine acts, and first and foremost miracles and prophecies, which clearly demonstrating as they do the omnipotence and infinite knowledge of God, are the most certain signs of revelation and are suited to the understanding of all."
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"...to restore to us our very reason..."

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Picture of the Seer at La Salette, Malanie Calvat
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"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)

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