"...Communion in the hand...permits the proud sinful mortal to look down on the Infinite Purity of the Divine Love of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity in his hands, instead of looking up at Him reverently in lowly repentant faith..."

These temptations need to be considered clearly as to their deceptive natures if we truly wish to see why they are all the false charity of Satan. For the temptation to food, after a long sojourn of forty days and nights of fasting in the desert, such artful deceptions by Satan are totally contradicted by Christ with the unadulterated truth of
"man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes froth from the Mouth of God." And elsewhere Jesus states: "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life." (John 6:27)

So poignantly do Our Divine Lord’s Words resonate lest we misconstrue the perishable bread of Satan’s deception for the eternal bread of Life in Christ and His Word. This despicable deception fools so many of us today in the Catholic "communities" which ply the bread of this world as more significant than the bread of heaven. How is this so? Since Vatican II and the exchange of the new Mass (Novus Ordo) for the traditional Mass (Tridentine Latin Mass) with all



"The very nature of satanic deception itself must be operative in a soul to become an apostle of false charity with this so-called popularized love of God and neighbor today, which feigns affection and is an advocate of flattery to achieve it nefarious purposes."

The very nature of satanic deception itself must be operative in a soul to become an apostle of false charity with this so-called popularized love of God and neighbor today, which feigns affection and is an advocate of flattery to achieve it nefarious purposes. With no greater clarity in Sacred Scriptures do we see this satanic flattery at work than in the three temptations of Christ.

In each one of these three temptations of Christ the devil fans the flames of self-love through flattery; for example, in the first temptation the devil says that if You are the Son of God, it would be nothing for you to turn the stones here in the desert to bread. He flatters God’s infinite power to do anything He wants to satisfy His hunger after fasting forty days and nights in the desert. Christ forthrightly condemns this satanic flattery and feigned love because Satan is advocating self-love with a false pride of worth through flattery. Christ adamantly condemns the devil’s false charity toward Him as being lethal for the soul; for man does not really live by the bread of this world but only by the bread of eternal life.

If any love is false, it is a love of the devil’s bread, the mammon of iniquity versus the Bread of Life, Christ’s Body and Blood. This false charity toward Christ through satanical flattery fails to lead



Latin is an ancient language of precision which does not yield opportunities to massage its vocabulary and language with ambiguous meanings because it is classified as a ‘dead language’ and will not change.

Christ Our Divine Teacher so clearly taught that Satan is the ‘father of lies because there is no truth in him.’ So we see unless we love in our hearts Christ’s totality of truth, we flounder in Satan’s ugly embrace of false charity, loving the false loves of this world and their seemingly endless rationalizations, for did not St. John the Evangelist also say: "He that loveth Me not, keepeth not My Words." (Jn. 14:24) "You do not love unless you love the truth."

Such satanical duplicity, claiming to love and really failing, is only possible in the lukewarm world of moral indifference and moral relativity, and a careless affectation founded upon self-aggrandizement. Certainly there ca



This is nothing less than a demonic love, a pretended affection, consuming sinners into an abyss of cold, lukewarm indifference, a so-called middle ground world created by Satan and called by the world today 'tolerance;--the very essence of false charity. 

A Meditation

"He drew near to Jesus to kiss Him: but Jesus said to him: "Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?" (Luke 22: 47-48)

We live in perilous times, these modern times, when many souls are on the brink of hell, fire, and damnation and are indifferent because of false love, false charity, or the lovism of the day, which is the coalescence of all artificial loves and feelings. The false charity of Judas Iscariot and his false loves of the world have ravaged again the body of Christ, today’s modern Catholic church, as well as Christianity in general.

This age and these times have worshiped at the altar of money, pride, pleasure, and self-power, precisely where Judas Iscariot went astray in his betrayal of Jesus Christ, Our Savior; therefore, Judas had to live with a feigned love of Christ, a false charity which culminated in his betrayal and his false kiss of Jesus in spite of his fallacious claim to discipleship all the same. It is this false charity of the modern world, an outgrowth of liberal Protestantism and feel-good Christianity, that has so wantonly betrayed Christ’s love,



There is no pope in the history of orthodox Roman Catholicism who was more thoroughly Orthodox, Roman, or Catholic than the first pope of Christendom, Pope St. Peter I, the greatest of the Great.

What fortifies this truth more than anything else is the very life of Pope Peter the Great himself, a life of unswerving self-sacrifice, a life lived out finally in Rome, and a life laid down to seed the very soil from which Christ’s Church has sprung.

We see how the Roman Catholic Church has thrived and risen or failed and lessened due to the strength or weakness of the hand ruling from the throne of Peter. And the first hand to rule was a strong hand, a steadying hand, a commanding hand, a ruling hand. For it is the battle of Christ against Satan, of good versus evil, of life versus death that goes on from the first pope St. Peter to the last pope at the end of time. And what a battle is this unmistakably, it is the battle for souls, an endless confrontation that manifests itself in the very life of Peter himself.

We can remember how this Pope Peter professed the very greatest belief in Jesus Christ when asked with all the apostles

‘Whom do men say that I am?’

Peter with conviction responded to Our Divine Lord Himself :

"You are the Christ, the Son of the Living Read More...


The most viable test of the ostensible reverence and efficacy of any Holy Sacrifice of the Mass ought to be "sacrum silentium",  be it the "Novus Ordo Missae" (New Order of the Mass) or the "Missa Latina Tridentina" (the Tridentine Latin Mass).   Indeed, this truly verifiable sign of efficacious prayer in the most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass can be seen, most visibly, in the deportment of the congregation of Catholic worshippers themselves:  their attentiveness, their participation, and their reverence in prayers.  And what, more than anything else, obstructs these pillars of all efficacious prayer: attention, participation, and reverence of the congregation at Mass than the lack of "sacrum silentium."
This necessity for "sacrum silentium" is particularly obvious when one looks at Christ's most powerful parable on efficacious prayer in Holy Scripture: the pharisee and the publican praying in the temple.   The babbling words by the pharisee's declaratory and impetratory prayer before God, as to his own sinlessness and goodness, with many words of self-adulation to fill up the silence of the temple; and, in contrast, the contrite and unadulterated silence of the publican, beating his breast and begging God for mercy in the total silence of his repentant heart, only clarifies further the compelling necessity Read More...


Unless our supplications before Almighty God be repentant for all of our past sins and offenses, then our prayers are futile, are mired down in pharisaical insolence, and ultimately inefficacious before Our Heavenly Father

When one considers whether the "Novus Ordo Missae" is more or less efficacious than the "Missa Latina Tridentina", it is imperative that one look first with the utmost circumspection at Our Lord's own words in Sacred Scripture regarding this significant liturgical question.

We can clearly see that Our Divine Teacher gave us an irrefutable paradigm that clarifies authoritatively this complex question in His parable of the two men who went up to the temple to pray:  the pharisee and the publican.

"Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a pharisee and the other a publican.  The pharisee stood and began to pray thus within himself:  "O God, I thank Thee that I am not like the rest of men, robbers, dishonest, adulterous, or even like this publican.   I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I possess."  But the publican, standing far off, would not so much as lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, "O God, be merciful to me the sinner!"

    "I tell you, this man, went back to his home justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted."  

In Our Lord's own words he told us the pompous prayer of the pharisee was unacceptable before God whereas the publican's prayer was so favorable because he was repentant of his sins and humble, for he did not even



"But you do not believe because you are not my sheep.  My sheep hear My Voice and I know them and they follow Me and I give them everlasting life; and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My Hand." (John 10:26-28)

The big question is whether the "Novus Ordo Missae" or the "Missa Latina Tridentina" or both can equally feed and nourish, tend and defend all the orthodox Roman Catholic souls that the Divine Lord so ardently wishes to save as the Good Shepherd.    

Let us hear the authoritative words of Our Lord Jesus Christ that the Good Shepherd of all orthodox Roman Catholic souls addressed to His sheep:

"But you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep hear My Voice and I know them and they follow Me and I give them everlasting life; and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My Hand." (John 10:26-28)    

From these so beautiful, loving words of Our Divine Lord for us as the Good Shepherd, we see Him establishing the rules of eternal life with His sheepfold:

a.   We must be members of His flock to be saved.

b.    Those souls in the Good Shepherd’s



“A graceless—old testament—Christianity is the essence of modern day Protestantism”
Fr. John Hardon

In assessing the current status of the "Novus Ordo Missae" (the New Order of the Mass) and the "Missa Latina Tridentina" (the Tridentine Latin Mass ) and whether they are equally efficacious or one more efficacious and the other less, Pope Benedict XVI probably had to ponder several very significant theological questions of which the following may be some of the relevant ponderables.

Certainly, we know the word "efficacious" to all orthodox Roman Catholics means that graces emanate from a prayerful action or they do not.  In other words a liturgical action or prayer is either grace-filled or it is not. 
At any holy mass attended, whether "Novus Ordo Missae" or "Missa Latina Tridentina," there is a veritable plenitude of graces released by the renewal of Christ’s Sacrifice of Calvary, infinite in its profundity, because of the sheer validity of the priest’s words of institution: "This is My Body" and "This is My Blood."

But do we all access Christ’s infinite fountain of graces or as many graces as possible whenever we attend either the "Novus Ordo Missae" or the "Missa Latina Tridentina?"  This is a mighty question and it is here that the efficacy of the Roman Catholic Mass is of paramount importance to us as sheep in Christ’s fold.  This is such a vastly important question of whether Christ’s Sheep access His almighty superfluity of graces for salvation at each and every mass they attend that it would seem Pope Benedict XVI has decided to intervene, and rightly so, over perhaps this very question of the efficacy of these two Masses.

From all eternity God truly knows all those who will cooperate with His graces, lavishly given, to do good and avoid evil: therefore God truly sees the ones in whom grace is indeed efficacious.  By the same token the Good



Why is Pope Boniface VIII a heroic and saintly orthodox Roman Catholic Pope?  

If for no other reason, it is for the document, "Unam Sanctam."  He was no false ecumenist.  Philip the Fair of France replied to the publication of this by Pope Boniface with the total confiscation of all property belonging to the French bishops who had attended the Council in Rome.   He placed under guard the French Cardinal-legate, whom the Pope sent to Philip the Fair with the bull, as soon as he arrived in Paris.  

Pope Boniface VIII, was finally convinced that all hope of reconciliation with Philip the Fair was futile and so he wrote the King a sentence of excommunication.  Fast upon this brave papal deed came King Philip the Fair holding his own French council in which the most malicious attacks on this holy pope were published. 

So clever were the lies and sweeping denunciations and misrepresentations and so threatening the intimidations that the great body of French clergy and laity even joined in with Philip the Fair against Pope Boniface VIII.  The rest of the story is the history of the Avignon papacy and the apostasy of Philip the Fair and the French


Pope Gregory the Great did battle against the Patriarch of Constantinople who wanted to establish his domination over Rome  and who called himself the "ecumenical bishop"  in the sense of being a king or the universal bishop over the whole world.           

Gregory vehemently renounced the word "ecumenical" as referring to himself as the "ecumenical bishop of Rome,"  for the title he chose instead was "servus servorum deorum" (servant of the servants of God);  all because the Patriarch "John the Faster" wanted to use "ecumenical" in the sense of "universal"  in order to steal the prerogative and influence of the Bishop of Rome, the universal Father of Christendom.          

Thereafter, every pope following 'Pope Gregory the Great' used the titles:  "Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the universal Church, and King and Magistrate of the Roman Province and (since 1929) Sovereign of the State of the City of the Vatican."         

Thus,  Gregory the Great ever so adroitly ended all


The word 'crusade' itself comes from the Latin word "crux" meaning "cross." The first crusade was launched by Pope Urban II to recover Jerusalem as a Catholic city from the Turks who were followers of Islam at the very end of the eleventh century.               

All of the crusaders wore this orthodox Roman Catholic symbol of the sacred cross of  Our Lord Jesus Christ on their uniforms in war against the turks.   How much the symbol of the cross greatly inspired them because it also emphasized their motto: "Deo Volente" or  "God wills it."               

Wearing this most sacred symbol of orthodox Roman Catholicism,  the crusaders  won a stunning victory against Islam, even though the Catholic kings of the day did not cooperate.  What a great undertaking for our crusading Pope Benedict XVI to visit


Few popes have been under such a fierce firestorm as Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303) who was attacked by some of his contemporaries for having usurped the papacy, imprisoned, tortured, and killed his predecessor Celestine V.

This was just the beginning of the crucifixion that this saintly Pope Boniface VIII was to suffer.  It was Augustinus Triumphus, a disciple of the Angelic Doctor himself, Saint Thomas Aquinas, who defended so stalwartly the saintly reputation of this pope in a holy tract. These scurrilous attacks against the holy Boniface VIII included such lies as Read More...


"Roma Locuta, Causa Finita"
How the divine Good Shepherd, Our Lord Jesus Christ, so strongly desires to feed, nourish, tend and defend all His orthodox Roman Catholic flock!
Unfortunately,  the orthodox Roman Catholic Church has been divided in its worship for the last forty years by a liturgical war between the "Novus Ordo Missae" and the "Missa Latina Tridentina."  Accompanying all this, orthodox Roman Catholocism has been under grevious assault by the most virulent of heresies i.e. modernism, a veritable synthesis of all pernicious heresies, as predicted by St.Pius X at the beginning of the last century. 
Through modernism's insidious and clandestine maneuvers, as well as its heterdox liberal advocates, it has managed to create this seemingly insoluble liturgical crisis of faith and worship in the historically orthodox Roman Catholic Church. We all know how much Our Divine Lord so wishes to feed, nourish, tend, and defend each and every one of His orthodox Roman Catholic flock.  Nor has Our Dearest Lord ever failed in this, His most loving mission-- either in the past or even to this very day.  How, we inquire, is this still true in light of the wreckage of this divisive liturgical war that has divided the Church like never before.  
We see a gigantic figure crossing the stage of Catholic history who is humble and unassuming, vigilant for the flock, and dedicated to feeding all of His Master's sheep with theological truth in teaching and liturgical orthodoxy in worship. Like his divine Master, this quiet yet powerful figure, is working like none of his predecessors-- for many, many years --to literally feed, nourish, tend and defend Christ's flock.  He is doing this with the nourishment and food of His Divine Master and by tending with a brave hand and mending this gigantic rift of liturgical warfare between the  "Novus Ordo Missae" of Vatican II and the centuries old worship of Roman Catholic orthodoxy, the "Missa Latina Tridentina."  This rift has so saddened this great pope who is returning the divided sheepfold to its Orthodox Roman Catholic roots. 
This great Pope, Benedict XVI,  shall certainly deserve the title of "great"  for just this epic deed of healing the rift in the Church that has spawned a multitude of physical and spiritual horrors for humanity in the last forty years.   Here Pope Benedict XVI is showing the heights of his own personal holiness;  for he sees, as no one else can see, what diabolical catastrophies have been precipitated upon humanity in the last forty years by suppressing the Church from the multitude of graces of Christ's Almighty Mass of tradition that stretches back to the UPPER ROOM-- the "Missa Latina Tridentina."   

Pope Benedict XVI also clearly sees the spiritual nightmares in the last forty years that have preceded the societal and human nightmares and which include:  communion in the hand, which came with the "Novus Ordo Missae" as well as its consequent lack of reverence for the Holy Eucharist that spread like a plague over the once Orthodox Roman Catholic World; the lack of personal reverence before the Eucharist by breaking the "sacrum silentium"  of tradition in the Churches,  and the diminution of awareness of God's Infinite Presence by no more genuflecting or kneeling. 
The suppression of the "Missa Latina Tridentina" also brought about much collateral damage i.e. reduction of the use of sacramentals and the sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation, the ignoring of the most holy rosary, and even a catastrophic drop in Sunday Mass attendance.  What the removal of the "Missa Latina Tridentina" has also done in reducing the numbers of priests and holy brothers and sisters in the once orthodox Roman Catholic world is
a monumental tragedy when one looks at the Church before the removal of the ancient Mass of tradition and what resulted thereafter.  Only Pope Benedict XVI clearly sees this, like no other, because he has intimately lived through the entire process of Vatican II and the dropping of the Latin Mass of tradition and remembers all to well, the before and after.         
Moreover, Pope Benedict XVI, sees with the keenest of vision how the results of such monumental spiritual wreckage in the Church has brought about the worst societal wreckage in the history of Christianity:  fornication, adultery, divorce, child-pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, drugs, alcoholism, wars, perversion, pedophilia, and sodomy, notwithstanding the worst plague of all--the millions and millions of apostate Catholics in Europe and America.  This great pope, Benedict XVI, will surely bring the Roman Catholic world back to its knees in reverence; and with this heroic act of healing this diabolical liturgical rift, epic numbers of conversions to the orthodox Roman Catholic Church shall inevitably follow!
The big, big question that remains to be answered, Read More...


Only one explanation is possible for this unholy dichotomy between the "Novus Ordo Missae" of Paul VI and the "Missa Latina Tridentina" of Pope Pius V, a division which has severed the once united orthodox Roman Catholic Church in two:  causing two Masses, two priesthoods, two rubrics, two theologies, two catechisms, two lectionaries of Scripture and two traditions. 

Certainly, it is this cataclysmic liturgical explosion of the false spirit of Vatican Council II, led by the liberal think tank of serpent-tongued theologians and ‘periti,' such as the most notorious Archbishop Annibale Bugnini,  that has precipitated this inevitable rupture and declension of the orthodox Roman Catholic faith and tradition. It is precisely this modernist cant that has created the ‘second reformation’ of the "Novus Ordo Missae" within the Church today. 

The new mass has brought about this reformation of change because it has a protean nature that is oriented to constant variations and novelty, while the old mass is steeped in a tradition that reaches back to the Last Supper in the Upper Room and a codification in perpetuity by Pope Pius V and the Council of Trent.

Until the "Novus Ordo Missae" returns to its Latin roots, Read More...


The battle for the orthodox Roman Catholic today, as prophesied by the late great Pope Pius X, to save the Church from the lethal grip of Modernism is essentially a liturgical conflict which will only end with the return in glory of the immemorial Latin Mass of tradition--the Missa Latina Tridentina.  

This elusive, yet inescapable, truth has gradually become so apparent to those who have witnessed the great liturgical explosion of Pope Paul VI's Novus Ordo Missae (New Order of the Mass):   the harbinger of the vernacular Mass and the key element in the disunification of common worship for the Roman Catholic world.  Most unmistakable of all, the Novus Ordo Missae has not only been the dysfunctional catalyst for the collapse of traditional reverence for the Sacred Mysteries and for the Missale Romanum by the diminution of the sacred words and gestures of the priest during Mass, but it has also militantly besieged this same reverence by an often total disregard for the Reposition of the most awesome and adorable Holy Eucharist after Mass.  

Nor can one honestly look upon this decimation of the Missa Latina Tridentina as some accidental