Monthly Archives: January 2017

Benefactor Masses: Now Up to THREE per Week!!

A quick bit of very good news:  We are now up to THREE Benefactor Masses per week.  They are on

MONDAY

TUESDAY

and

WEDNESDAY.

Talk about starting the week off right!

If any other priests would like to commit to commemorating “Ann’s Benefactors and Supporters” on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, let me know!  Either the Venerable Gregorian Rite (Tridentine Mass) OR Divine Liturgy would be fine.  And as always, the rules for “Ann’s Benefactors and Supporters” is once you are on the list, you are on the list forever, even if you decide that you hate me.  And God is the keeper of the list, so it is error-free and 100% secure.  The prayer is for the Salvation of your souls first and foremost, and for your intentions generally.

I would say, “I wish I could do more,” but I don’t want to play-down the enormousness and the movement of grace that comes from having The Holy Sacrifice offered for you while you are yet alive.  The saints and doctors agree that the multiplier relative to Masses offered for the repose of the souls of the dead is substantial. And that stands to reason, if you think about it.  Here is an excellent quote I came across from a Dominican priest:
Father Cole OP writes, “While it is important to keep in mind that Masses for the deceased do help them, one Mass offered for anyone living will have a greater efficacy for that person because in this life all are capable of freely cooperating with any grace and the graces of a Mass may even change the direction of someone’s life including one’s own. However, it may be that a particular grace of a Mass is not accepted for many years which is why one must take a long term view of supplications for loved ones still on earth. Even more, one needs to take an even longer term perspective when praying for the poor souls because we do not see what we are doing to help them. We only know by faith that we are helping them.”

So, once again, thank you for your continued munificence, and remember, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are all now days in which the Holy Sacrifice of Calvary is offered for you.

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A Parable About a Taco Bell

(Sorry for the dearth of posts. There was some Christmastide travel, guests visiting, and now, the annual post-Christmas chest cold. Yuck!)

When I was a kid, we had two Mexican fast-food joints: Taco Grande and Taco John’s.  Then, when I was about ten, Taco Bell came to town and built from a dirt-start a brand new Taco Bell on a formerly empty lot.  I never liked Taco Bell, and never ate there.  I preferred Taco John’s.

Fast-forward 12-15 years.  I am now in my early 20s, have been gone from the Kansas City area for many years, and have given exactly zero thought to the hometown Taco Bell.  I get a call from someone back in the ancestral homeland who tells me, “Hey, they razed the Taco Bell.”

“What happened? Did it burn?”  After all, why would they raze a building that was less than 15 years old?  Surely there must have been a fire, and razing the remains was the cheapest option, right?

Wrong.

It turned out that inspectors had discovered that the building was so filthy and thus so overrun with cockroaches that even intense treatments from professional fumigation and pest-control firms were ineffective in clearing the building of cockroaches.  So, the only path forward was to raze the building, haul away the cockroach-infested debris, apply pesticide to the pad and surrounding area, and build a brand new building.

Folks, this is what is going to have to happen in Rome.  Because people have failed to take any meaningful steps against the infiltration of faggots into The Church, and especially in Rome itself, Rome is now like the Taco Bell – the only way to clear Rome of the faggots is to destroy Rome.  And I mean physically.

The faggots are absolutely everywhere in Rome, and as much as it pains me to say it, some of the worst, most spectacularly evil, most notorious, sacrilegious, and most enthusiastic of them are on the so-called “right” or “conservative” or “traditional” side of the spectrum.  And it makes sense.  Where can satan still do the most damage? Where does it benefit satan to hide at this late hour? Amongst the Remnant Church.  As long as they remain hidden, like the filthy cockroaches they are, they can continue to privately scandalize, subvert and sabotage.  If they are publicly exposed, the resulting scandal will cause even more people to either leave The Church (usually for Eastern Orthodoxy or sedevacantist cults) or to lose their faith entirely. Either way, satan wins.

Fifty years of looking the other way, not saying anything, treating homosexuality as a joke or a novelty, when it is, in fact, a never-sufficiently-execrated depravity and a capital crime, and specifically in Rome, where faggots are literally meeting up for sacrilegious sodomy INSIDE ST. PETER’S BASILICA, and then turning around and serving the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass or Divine Liturgy a few hours later across town, now the cockroaches are coming home to roost. It is too late get rid of them one-by-one, because they saturate the structure.

If you do your duty and keep the structure clean, you won’t get cockroaches.  If you aggressively attack and exterminate cockroaches at their first appearance, you have a chance to save the structure.  If you pretend not to see them, laugh them off, or even call them “cute” and “harmless”, or worst of all say, “That isn’t a cockroach!  That is a fluffy little bunny! How dare you say that sweet, innocent, fluffy little bunny is a cockroach!”, they will eventually necessitate the complete demolition of the structure.

"Those aren't roaches! They're fluffy bunnies that talk funny and act like girls because they are so intelligent and misunderstood!"

“Those aren’t roaches! They’re fluffy bunnies that talk funny and act like girls because they are so intelligent and misunderstood!”

And only after the complete destruction of the structure will rebuilding be possible. And that is where we are.  We have failed spectacularly to keep the Church clean, and when the first signs came, we denied there was a problem.  Now, God will do what we refused to do.

The aching tragedy in all of this is that a Taco Bell can be thrown back up in a matter of weeks.  The Sistine Chapel and the rest of the artistic, cultural and ecclesial patrimony of Rome can never be replaced.  But, as we all heard when we were children, “THIS is why we can’t have nice things – because you won’t take care of them.” Indeed.  The chastisement is coming, and it is for all of us, because we have all been complicit in our silence and negligence.  In The House of The Lord, EVERYONE is responsible for helping to keep things clean.