We are sorry to share the news that the great Traditional Catholic Priest has died. Father Peter Carota was an inspiration to many of us in the traditional movement. We pray for the repose of this soul and thank God that his writings are preserved on his blog, traditionalcatholicpriest.com
This beautiful tribute from Father David Nix was posted on Father Peter Carota’s blog, Traditional Catholic Priest: Fr. Peter Carota would be the first to gently correct me for canonizing him, for he could preach the saints’ descriptions of the terrible moment of judgment (double for priests) as well as the subsequent pains of purgatory […]
Please read below the great post by Father Carota. He does an outstanding job describing what a traditional Catholic feels like now that one has recently discovered what the Church used to be like before Vatican II. The traditionalist movement is what God wants, there is no doubt about it. Please pray for all our priests and religious that they never lose, or re-discover or even discover for the first time, their supernatural faith. St. John Vianney Ora Pro Nobis.
January 31, 2016
Who Is A Traditional Catholic?
As traditional Catholics, trying to be faithful to the Catholic Faith and to extend Christendom, we need to take time to reflect on what direction we should take at this very serious time in the world’s history to see what we should do.
To start with, we need to define who we are and what is our mission in this short life.
Here are 20 things that many of us Traditional Catholics have discovered and can identify with and what have made us into who we are today.
- We are simply Catholics who have discovered the buried treasures of God.
- It started with finding about the Mass of All Ages, (also called the Latin Mass or the Tridentine Mass), when Pope Benedict promulgated the Summorum Pontificum.
- From this we have discovered the GREAT difference between New Mass, (Also called Novus Ordo Mass), which most of us have only know, and that of the Latin Mass.
- We have discovered, to our great surprise, that for the first time in Catholic history the Roman Missal was drastically changed by Bugnini and the Concilium, with the support of Pope Paul VI and promulgated in 1969.
- We have found out that the Latin Mass has been part of the Roman Rite Catholics for centuries and centuries and developed very slowly in tiny increments over these centuries from the Last Supper and the Sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross.
- We have found out that much of the New Mass, (Canon # 2 which is almost exclusively used at all Catholic Masses), and the new rubrics were created by Bugnini and the Concilium.
- We have found out that the protestant advisers at Vatican II were very successful in helping put together the New Mass and saying it into the vernacular.
- We can see clearly the emphasis of the Sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary at the Latin Mass.
- We clearly see that the emphasis in the New Mass is put on the Last Supper and “do this in remembrance” like the protestant Martin Luther desired it to be.
- We clearly see the protestant emphasis on the congregation and the presider over the assembly versus the emphasis in the Latin Mass of the priest offering Sacrifice in Persona Christi.
- We experience the man centered gathering at the New Mass where people come to feel good, to look at the priest they like, to do what they want, dress how they want, (sexy women dressed immodestly and men poorly dressed in shorts), talk when they want, hear the homily they want and text when they are bored. Where as in the Latin Mass, it is very quiet, most people dress well and are respectful of Jesus in the Tabernacle, kneel in prayer and women wear veils.
- We notice people arrive early at the Latin Mass to pray and stay after to give thanks. In the Novus Ordo Mass, some people come late and leave early.
- At the Novus Ordo Mass we hear mostly man pleasing songs, (hip hop music), with choirs showing off in front of church. Where as at the Latin Mass, the Choir is hidden up in the Choir loft just to support the Holy Latin Mass with organ music and gregorian chant or other ancient sacred hymns, (and many of the songs are in Latin).
- Then we found out that the New Sacrament Rites of the Catholic Church have eliminated much of the very very important prayers of the Rites, (like exorcisms against the devil), and have been replace by new prayers and rubrics.
- We see the huge difference contained in the words and rubrics of the Pre-Vatican II Sacraments and for this reason have our children receive the Sacraments in the ancient Latin Rites.
- We experience the watered down preaching at the New Mass and the deep spiritual and practical preaching at the Latin Mass.
- We see a lot of talk on love in the Novus Ordo Church but with very little love for saving souls from the devil purgatory or Hell. But the love from the Novus Ordo Catholics is rarely shown to us traditional Catholics, instead they hate us, persecute us and make it almost impossible to have the Sacraments in the ancient Rites that Pope Benedict allowed all Catholics to have since Summorum Pontificum in 2007.
- We have heard a lot of talk about Ecology and Social Justice at the Novus Ordo Church, but without ever going to the root of these problems, which is personal SIN.
- We have seen that changes in catechesis has produced the fruits of almost all of our families becoming atheist, agnostic, protestant or non-denominationals. They no longer believe in sin, hear rock or rap music, dress immodestly, live with anyone they want, have children all over the place, get abortions and have serious vices of drug abuse, alcohol abuse and pornography. And they see nothing wrong with their own sins or with homosexual sex or “marriage”.
- We traditional Catholics believe in the 2000 years of Catholic teachings, practices and tradition. We believe sin is sin as Jesus taught. We believe in the Holy Bible as the actual authoritative Word of God. We believe in obeying the laws of God contained in our Catholic faith. We believe in Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, the devil and his demons. We believe that one mortal sin not repented of and confessed, will lead us to eternal damnation.More or less this is what we have discovered and believe. Many of us believe that the Vatican II Council was a disaster. The New Church people believe that it is the best thing that happened in the history of the Catholic Church and want to implement it more and more or have an even more liberal Council Vatican III.On a whole, we traditional Catholics believe that the heresies of modernism, secularism and progressivism, condemned by Pope Pius X, have caused all the problems in the Catholic Church and is very much alive and active today in almost every part of the Church’s Sacraments and hierarchy. The heresy of modernism was condemned in the encyclical Pascendi Domini Gregis by Pope Pius X Sept. 8, 1907
From Father Carota’s archives. Please continue to pray for Father Carota
June 26, 2014
10 Suggestions For A Good Traditional Catholic Nightly Examination Of Conscience
It is Catholic tradition for priests, religious and laity who pray Compline, (Night Prayer) to pause at the beginning, and do an Examination of Conscience. The purpose of this is to look back over the day and see in what area of our life we might have sinned this day and in what way you can improve tomorrow.
1) Follow Jesus. Reflect on whether we lived our commitment to be a follower of Jesus. How well today did we follow Jesus in our personal vocation as: bishop, priest, religious, single, married, mother, father, child, teacher, doctor, business man and any other occupation. By the way I did or did not follow Jesus, in any way, did I set a bad example or cause scandal to anyone who knew I am a Catholic?
3) God’s Will. In what area of my life today did I complete God’s will or did not do God’s will? What kept me from doing God’s will?
4) Charity. Did I love God above everyone and everything today? Was I charitable or uncharitable with my family, friends, work companions or the poor. Was I impatient with anyone today?
5) Prayer. Did I do my the prayers that I was obliged to pray today? Did I rush through them? Did I pray from my heart? Did I make time to pray? Did I offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with great devotion? Could I have gone to the Latin Mass today? Did I pray in a proper place? Did I allow worldly distractions to interfere with my prayers?
6) Fear. Did I have sufficient fear of God today so as to not disobey or offend Him? Did I allow fear of offending people to keep me from practicing my Catholic faith? Did I allow fear of others to keep me from doing what God is calling me to do with my life? Did fear, in anyway, obstruct my living a full and meaningful life?
7) Flesh. Did I eat healthy today? Did I get proper rest? Did I give in to laziness today? Were there any sinful sexual actions or thoughts that I willfully engaged in today? Did I see pornography or show pornography to others? Did I have custody of the eyes? Did I dress immodestly and provoke others to sin?
9) Trust. Did I live my life trusting that God was with me and protecting me? Did I over worry about my health, finances, family or job?
10) Gratitude. Was I grateful for my Catholic faith, my life, family, friends, housing, work, clothing, transportation, health and food today?
Then we are try to have sorrow for the sins we committed today and make resolutions to amend our lives tomorrow. It is very important to remember, that with God’s grace and our determination, we can live the holy life that God has asked of us.
I confess to almighty God, to bless Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed, (beat breast 3X), through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the saints to pray to the Lord our God for me.
As you may already know, the author behind the incredible and soul saving blog, traditionalcatholicpriest.com has become very ill suddenly. Please lets storm heaven with our prayers for Father Carota’s full and speedy recovery so he can continue on his mission to save as many souls from hell before he is called home. His latest blog post contains an update on his condition as well as a heart warming story about a young girl he saved from being aborted. Amen!
October 5, 2015
Just a personal note as to what I am going through. I was eating a little better yesterday, but back to the same today, (only able to eat and drink a small amount). I am trying to offer it up with Jesus’ suffering, but it is hard. My bottom hurts to sit or lie down on because I have lost so much weight. I have done everything that the Doctors have said and my brother Dr. Carota. But not working.
One good news is that yesterday I got together with a girl, (Antanaysia) whom I saved from an abortion. I had lost touch with her since I moved from my parish. Her grandmother called me yesterday and we got together. She is 7 years old. If all the other things I have done in my life have been in vain, it is all worth while saving children from abortion.
She said she wants to be a nun. Thank you all of you for your love and prayers. Keep them up. I barely say the Latin Mass in silence every morning.
Traditional Catholic Duties 1
EVERY CHRISTIAN has to fulfill towards the Church the four duties of the Fourth Commandment of God. As spiritual fatherhood is greater than physical fatherhood, so our duties towards the Church must enjoy primacy of honor and of fidelity.
Now, the Fourth Commandment directs us to honor our parents, to love them, to obey them, and to assist them in their needs: such are the duties of Christians towards the Pope, the bishops, and the priests, each according to the order of his dignity and of his mission in the Church.
Honor. – We must honor the Pope as the visible Vicar of Jesus Christ. He should be the Teacher of teachers, the Father of fathers, the Master of masters. That is why he use to wear the tiara, the triple crown of Jesus Christ signifying ruler, sanctifier and prophet. To the Sovereign Pontiff, therefore, we owe sovereign honor and supreme respect; the Pope is to us in all our conduct what the Blessed Sacrament is to us in all our adoration. With the pope stands or falls Christianity. We are either papal or we are nothing.
Then to the Bishop, we owe high honor and profound respect; he should be the hand, the heart, the mouthpiece of the Pope, and of Jesus Christ; he is a successor of the apostles, seated on the steps of the pontifical throne and sharing in the spiritual royalty of the Sovereign Pontiff.
To despise a faithful priest, is to sin against him, which is a sin against Jesus Christ Himself. “He who despises you despises Me,” said the Savior. He has said through the Prophets: “Lay no hand on them … servants anointed.” A violation of this command calls for the most terrible chastisements. For he who sins against the priest strikes at the teacher, the mainstay, the channel of Catholic Faith; and he is himself justly punished by the weakening and loss of faith.
And since, usually, there is no remission of sins without the priest, no Eucharist without the priesthood, and no charity without this fire which feeds it unceasingly, he who no longer believes in the priesthood is lost. That is why the enemies of Jesus Christ attack the members of His priesthood with such treachery and fury; they correctly perceive such an attack as a most effective means to paralyze the power of faith and destroy religion in the heart of the faithful.
The spiritual battle of the antichrist will center on the priesthood and the eternal Sacrifice, said the Prophet Daniel. This battle has already begun and is growing in intensity. Let the faithful, therefore, beware of the devilish stratagems of their enemies who, in order to destroy faith in their priests, never cease to point out their human frailties and, if need be, to calumniate them so as to render them despicable and an object of scandal to the faithful. Let the faithful close ranks around their faithful priests as around their spiritual commanders; let them defend their divine mission and honor their priesthood; let them, out of filial piety, overlook the failings of human nature to which Jesus Christ leaves His priests subject in order to keep them humble and to oblige the Christian to practice charity and to supernaturalize his faith; let them, out of sorrow, pray for those priests that have fallen.
Love. – We love the mother that has given us life, the father that provides and protects, devoting himself to our good. Similarly, the Church is the Mother of our souls. She has brought us into the world for Jesus Christ amidst the sufferings of martyrdom. She gives us spiritual life; a life than no one can take away from us (one can only lose it by his own sins). She educates us for life eternal that through Jesus Christ we may share God’s very glory and happiness. As a tender and watchful Mother, She guides and sustains our steps amidst the perils and dangers of life, defends us against the attacks of our enemies, dresses our wounds, works and suffers with us; and She will not leave us until our eyes are closed to the light of day, our last words have crossed our dying lips, and our heart has stopped beating.
Then, taking our souls, She lifts them to the bosom of God, their Creator and Savior, after having purified and blessed them and clothed them with Her merits. Her love will even follow the soul to Purgatory; there She can still use Her power of expiation and of prayer. Her mission of salvation stops only at the gates of Heaven. Who can help loving such a good and tender Mother?
Who can also help respecting the Pope’s office, the common Father of the faithful, to whom Jesus Christ has allowed us to have? And who will refuse to the Bishops and priests, the shepherds of our souls, the filial piety that lightens their burden, formidable even to angels, that encourages their zeal, consoles them in their tribulations and comforts them in their sufferings? They are fathers, fathers of an immense family, fathers with no support other than the Divine Providence that has sent them into the world like Jesus Christ.
Catholic Christendom # 6
Posted on July 27, 2015 by Father Peter Carota
For the first 279 years, thousands and thousands of Catholics would be persecuted for refusing to deny their faith in Jesus Christ or worship false gods. They would not even put a tiny piece of incense on the pagan god’s altars.
For this they were put in dungeons, forced to work in the metal and salt mines, sold into slavery, fed to wild beasts, tortured in the cruelest ways possible, and finally killed.
The 11 worst Roman persecutions were as follows:
◾Nero, A.D. 67,
◾Under Domitian, A.D. 81,
◾Under Trajan, A.D. 108,
◾Under Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, A.D. 162,
◾Severus, A.D. 192,
◾Under Maximus, A.D. 235,
◾Under Decius, A.D. 249,
◾Under Valerian, A.D. 257,
◾Under Aurelian, A.D. 274,
◾Under Diocletian, A.D. 303.
◾Persecutions began again by Julian the Apostate, A.D. 361.
Almost all of the Catholics, and christians, know anything about our beginning. They especially do not know that under the Roman Emperors, it was also a serious crime to have any of the scripture scrolls, (that now are bound together into what is called the Bible).
At that time there were no printing presses to condense all the scrolls into one book or to mass produce the Bible. So if any Catholic was found with any part of the Scriptures, they were arrested and tried and tortured to death.
It is very good to read everyday the daily list of saints and how they died in the Roman Martyrology. With sadness you read the vile ways these early Catholics were tortured to death.
The Apostles, and their disciples, were pushed by the Holy Spirit to travel and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church all over the known world, (Roman Empire and India). The prayers, testimony and blood of these early Apostles and martyrs, eventually conquered the Beast, the pagan Roman Empire.
In the year A.D. 312, Constantine was ready to advance on Rome to conquer it at the Milvian Bridge. Jesus appeared to him, showing him a sign of the cross in the sky, and said, ‘In Hoc Signo Vinces’, (In this sign conquer). He told him to put this cross on all his armor and standards and he would defeat the powerful pagan Roman Empire. He did, and Constantine won the decisive battle against Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge and went on from their to conquer all of the Empire. Maxentius drowned in the Tiber River.
Constantine was not a Catholic at this time, but his mother, St. Helen, was. He met in Milan with the Emperor Licinius, (who ruled the Balkans), and signed the Edict of Milan that agreed to tolerate Catholics along with other pagan religions. It would no longer be illegal for them to be Catholics.
‘When I, Constantine Augustus, as well as I, Licinius Augustus, fortunately met near Mediolanurn (Milan), and were considering everything that pertained to the public welfare and security, we thought, among other things which we saw would be for the good of many, those regulations pertaining to the reverence of the Divinity ought certainly to be made first, so that we might grant to the Christians and others full authority to observe that religion which each preferred; whence any Divinity whatsoever in the seat of the heavens may be propitious and kindly disposed to us and all who are placed under our rule. And thus by this wholesome counsel and most upright provision we thought to arrange that no one whatsoever should be denied the opportunity to give his heart to the observance of the Christian religion, of that religion which he should think best for himself, so that the Supreme Deity, to whose worship we freely yield our hearts) may show in all things His usual favor and benevolence. Therefore, your Worship should know that it has pleased us to remove all conditions whatsoever, which were in the rescripts formerly given to you officially, concerning the Christians and now any one of these who wishes to observe Christian religion may do so freely and openly, without molestation. We thought it fit to commend these things most fully to your care that you may know that we have given to those Christians free and unrestricted opportunity of religious worship. When you see that this has been granted to them by us, your Worship will know that we have also conceded to other religions the right of open and free observance of their worship for the sake of the peace of our times, that each one may have the free opportunity to worship as he pleases; this regulation is made we that we may not seem to detract from any dignity or any religion.
Moreover, in the case of the Christians especially we esteemed it best to order that if it happens anyone heretofore has bought from our treasury from anyone whatsoever, those places where they were previously accustomed to assemble, concerning which a certain decree had been made and a letter sent to you officially, the same shall be restored to the Christians without payment or any claim of recompense and without any kind of fraud or deception, Those, moreover, who have obtained the same by gift, are likewise to return them at once to the Christians. Besides, both those who have purchased and those who have secured them by gift, are to appeal to the vicar if they seek any recompense from our bounty, that they may be cared for through our clemency. All this property ought to be delivered at once to the community of the Christians through your intercession, and without delay. And since these Christians are known to have possessed not only those places in which they were accustomed to assemble, but also other property, namely the churches, belonging to them as a corporation and not as individuals, all these things which we have included under the above law, you will order to be restored, without any hesitation or controversy at all, to these Christians, that is to say to the corporations and their conventicles: providing, of course, that the above arrangements be followed so that those who return the same without payment, as we have said, may hope for an indemnity from our bounty. In all these circumstances you ought to tender your most efficacious intervention to the community of the Christians, that our command may be carried into effect as quickly as possible, whereby, moreover, through our clemency, public order may be secured. Let this be done so that, as we have said above, Divine favor towards us, which, under the most important circumstances we have already experienced, may, for all time, preserve and prosper our successes together with the good of the state. Moreover, in order that the statement of this decree of our good will may come to the notice of all, this rescript, published by your decree, shall be announced everywhere and brought to the knowledge of all, so that the decree of this, our benevolence, cannot be concealed.’
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to know our Christian history. God always prevails after much suffering.
Post Number 4 on Catholic Christendom.
Great advice from Father Carota:
“Those who have obeyed His Catholic Church’s 2000 year old teachings, preached the Gospel, shown love and helped the poor, will rule with Him forever. Those who have obeyed their own pleasure seeking passions in this life and have failed to show charity, will have the devil as their prince and ruler forever.”
Christ the King, Have Mercy on us!
Catholic Christendom # 4
Posted on July 25, 2015
Christendom has to do with Jesus Christ being King, boss, over all people nations and creation. He is literally this because He created us and redeemed us on the Cross.
The New Testament, literally begins with the Gospel of Matthew with the Royal lineage of Jesus Christ. This genealogy is traced through the royal tribe of Judah, and King David. But those kingdoms of David and Solomon were only temporal and prefigurations of the Jesus’ temporal and spiritual kingdom, but more specifically, His perfect eternal kingdom that has yet to be completely realized.
St. Robert Bellarmine shows that the church fathers taught that when the Angel Gabriel says: “The Lord will give Him the throne of David His Father.” it means a spiritual and eternal kingdom, and not the temporal and carnal kingdom of King David so that Jesus might reign “over the house of Jacob forever“.
At the time of Jesus’ coming, the Israelites had lost their earthly power to the Romans. So when the Father sent Jesus Christ to be their messiah and king in a spiritual and eternal way, most of the Jews rejected Him because they were looking for a worldly king. The Jews are still looking for this purely worldly messiah to come and give them a worldly kingdom. That is why they lay up all their treasures, (jewelers and bankers), in this life and forget about storing up treasures in the eternal kingdom of heaven. (The word jewelry comes from the word Jew.)
Jesus’ power comes from His Father who anointed Him messiah, not from the conquest of territory or being chosen by the people to be their king. For this reason, we always see Jesus fleeing from the crowds who want to make them their worldly messiah and king. Their small minded concept of a messiah and king had to be rejected, because His kingship will endure long after this world no longer exist. (“for the former things are pass away” (Apocalypse)
“and we look for new heavens and a new earth” (2 Peter 3:13).
In the Gospel of St. John on the Feast of Christ the King, Jesus says to Pontius Pilate : “My kingdom is not of this world”. What He meant was that His kingdom had nothing to do with worldly honors, wealth and power. He had already rejected that kingship when the devil offered all this to Him, ‘if only He would adore him’. His kingship comes from above, from His divinity, that is hidden in His humble humanity.
Jesus’ Kingship is over the devil too.
“Now will the prince (royal) of this world be cast out.” John 12: 31.
“Thus did God disarm the principalities and powers. He made a public show of them, leading them off captive, triumphed in the person of Christ.” Col. 2: 15.
“For this the Son of God appeared that He might undo the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8.
His kingship liberates us from the prince of darkness, (the devil), and restores us as sons of God.
Jesus did not come into a palace, but but was born a king in an animal’s pen.
“Behold they that are clothed in soft garments, are in the houses of kings.” Matt. 11: 8.
But His Father honors Him with the royal star and by foreign kings who come to worship Him and give Him royal gold. The Jewish king Herod, who should have recognized Him, obeyed Him and adored Him, instead attempts to destroy Him.
This Divine King was condemned for the crime of “claiming to be King of the Jews” as was evident by what was written on His cross. He was born a King, crowned a King (crown of thorns) and died a King.
If Jesus had at that time started a temporal kingdom in Israel, after His ascension into heaven, it would have had to last. But as we know, many countries have overrun and ruled over Israel since the time of Christ.
Jesus promised that at the end of time, (and I hope it is soon), He will come in all His Divine Glory and power, surrounded by His angels. No longer will men be able to mock Him and disobey Him. All will be subject to Him as king, whether they like it or not.
Those who have obeyed His Catholic Church’s 2000 year old teachings, preached the Gospel, shown love and helped the poor, will rule with Him forever. Those who have obeyed their own pleasure seeking passions in this life and have failed to show charity, will have the devil as their prince and ruler forever.
Meanwhile we are somewhere between the first coming of Jesus as a humble suffering servant King who came “to serve and not to be served”, and the Eschatological times. We are in what should be Christendom time where Jesus is our Eternal, Spiritual and Temperal King. But we only find specks of Christendom in a few churches and families. For this reason we are working to restore Jesus’ rule over all.
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics who try to love, obey and adore Our King, Jesus Christ. He is our all powerful King who saves us from the devil, from eternal damnation and protects us every day.
We need to storm heaven with our prayers for a return of Christendom! Please read the second post from Father Carota explaining the meaning of Christendom. It is easy to tell what is holy by the fruits. When the bastille was stormed, the prison held only 7 prisoners. When a country is ruled by a just Catholic leader, under the authority of Christ the King, society is well ordered (resulting in fewer crimes and prisoners). We clearly do not have that anywhere in the world at the moment. Where can we go to begin Christendom again? Any ideas???
Catholic Christendom # 2
Posted on July 23, 2015
Catholic Christendom means a part of the world where the Catholic Church had great influence and power over religion, governments and politics. It means that Jesus Christ is the King over the Church and government. Jesus Christ deserves this power over all the Church, states, people, and things because first;
◾He created us and the Universe,
◾He purchased us, (redeemed us), from the devil, by dying on the cross.
◾He made all things new in Him.
Jesus relegates His power and authority to His vicar on earth, the pope. He is to be the prime minister who is head over a hierarchical Church consisting of cardinals, bishops, abbots, abbesses, religious and priests. These delegates are meant to have temporal authority over emperors, kings, queens, princes, mayors etc. Religious authorities rank first, then emperors, then empresses, kings, queens, princes, and on and on down the authority line.
Men have been given by God authority over their wives and families to love them, to keep them Catholic, to protect and to provide for them. Mothers have authority over their children and the eldest sibling has authority over younger ones. (You still find Catholic belief when Hispanics confess; ‘not respecting or obeying their elders’).
The only country on earth where there is still any vestige of this, is the Vatican State. Other than this tiny State, there is no longer any other place. There were places where the Catholic Church still had influence in the government. But that has since changed. The masons have systematically infiltrated every country where this Catholic influence was. They accomplished this through what is call ‘filibusters’, (which is to put slowly masons in government positions and then to overthrow the government and pass laws and constitutions against the Catholic Church).
In their book, ‘The Freemasons in America: Inside the Secret Society’ by H Paul Jeffers, you read about this happening in Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Where the masons are, there you will find the star or what is really a pentagram. The pentagram is the five pointed star represented the earth, air, fire, water and spirit that wiccans use. Remember they believe in a new age spirituality and their magazine here in the USA was called that. They put the pentagram star in the USA flag. Texas is known as the lone star state.
So what most traditional Catholics would think of when they say Christendom, is a hope that someday, by a miracle, there will be a return to Catholicism and governments like what was lived in Emperor Charlemagne’s time. In the mean time, it is simple a dream and a personal commitment to Christ the King in our families.
They believe, in and try to live, this hierarchical authority paradigm in their traditional Catholic parishes to some extent and in their homes where the man is the head of his family. You can still see some traces of this in the vow of obedience religious take to obey their superior.
This is greatly emphasized by the Society of St. Pius X. They keep in mind that Jesus has been dethroned in the Church and in society. They attempt to live this in their parishes and families.
Michael Davies wrote a great small book on Christendom called; ‘The Reign of Christ the King’.
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to know that Jesus is our King and that we love Him and want to obey Him. He, God. is a powerful King who protects those who live under His rule and obey Him. It would be heaven if we had holy people in authority in the Church and in government with whom we could obey and work for the good of society. We could use all the money to build beautiful churches, we could have free Catholic schools, hospitals, orphanages, libraries, retreat houses, parks and homes.
Our society under secular and masonic leaders is not working. We live in the illusion that we live under democratic government. No, the two parties are just two big shows. They both are run by the people behind the scenes. We get all excited to try to elect Romney, because he is the lesser of two evils. He is the one who made government medical care mandatory in Massachusetts. Look what ‘Justice’ Roberts did in the Supreme Court.
When the French Revolution armies stormed the Bastille in July 14, 1789, they found 7 people, 4 forgers, 2 mad men and 1 pedophile. Under this ‘great Democratic system’ we have millions of people in prisons here in the United States.
Long Live Christ The King. Que Viva Cristo Rey.
We need to keep praying for the return of Christendom. One day for sure, and it might be soon, man will see what happens when God’s laws are not followed. Please read Father Carota’s initial posting on Christendom. Christ the King, have mercy on us!
Catholic Christendom Explained Part 1
Posted on July 22, 2015
Because most traditional Catholic believe in Christendom, (and are praying for its restoration), I think it is of utmost importance at this time in history to study the meaning and historical development of Christendom. It is of great importance now as we have seen the Supreme Court of the USA and democratic voting tear down God’s laws and replacing them with man’s laws.
I will attempt to do this by using the 1914 Catholic Encyclopedia article on Christendom, other sources and my own knowledge, to explain;
◾What the word Catholic Christendom means.
◾Where it comes from in the Bible.
◾Its Christian Catholic beginning in the Roman Empire under Constantine.
◾The destruction of the Roman Empire by the Barbarians.
◾The muslim conquest of the major part of Christendom.
◾Its golden time under Charlemagne in Northern Europe.
◾Its growth to be beyond just one nation and one language.
◾Its comparison with Christendom under an emperor and the monarchy.
◾The great influence of Monasticism on it in the time of St. Bernard.
◾The crusades effect of protecting, unifying and dividing Christendom.
◾The development from God’s laws, to Canon laws, (Church laws), and Christendom’s demise when countries developed their own civil laws.
◾How corruption, worldliness and nepotism of popes, cardinals, bishops and clergy wrought havick on Christendom.
◾The constant struggle between God’s rights, Church rights and governments rights.
◾Luther’s revolution that dealt the last blow to Christendom in Europe.
◾King Louis XIV of France ignores Jesus’ invitation to help restore Christendom in 1684 by not honoring His Kingly Sacred Heart.
◾The French Revolution against Christendom.
◾The Vendee’s counter revolution in France.
◾President Moreno’s attempt to rule Ecuador under Christendom, (1860).
◾The 1917 atheistic revolution of Russia that spread its error all over the world.
◾The Cristeros attempt to bring about Christendom in Mexico in 1927.
◾The spiritualization of the concept of Christendom and that moved away from the temporal Kingship of Jesus.
◾The pope’s encyclicals on Christendom.
◾Where are we know.
◾What can we do to restore Christendom in our temporal world.
Some of you, who read this, have never heard of the concrete temporal ruling of Jesus Christ King, through the Catholic Church over emperors and Governments. These emperors are given power from God through His Church, to enforce God’s laws in government and society.
But there are also those of you who possibly know much more than I do about Christendom. But we all are concerned about what is happening today as we see the attempt to change or remove God’s laws in the Church, (Synod), in governments, (Supreme Court), in society and in our families.
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics who desire our Loving Lord, Jesus Christ King rule over our souls, families, Church, society and governments. We know that atheistic governments and court rulings are not making society better or our world safer. God can.
More souls fall into hell because of sins of the flesh. Please keep praying to overcome your temptations. You can help yourself by staying away from porn, frequent communion and confession and spending as much time as you can in front of the blessed sacrament. Control your passions or they will control you.
Below is another outstanding blog post from Father Carota. If there is one blog you need to read everyday, it would be the traditionalcatholicpriest.com.
Sexual Sins Traditional Catholic Avoid
Posted on June 7, 2015 by fc
MORAL LESSON CONCERNING THE VICE OF IMPURITY
Temptation of St. Antony of the Dessert
I have married a wife, and therefore I can not come. (Luke XIV. 29.)
From this foolish excuse it would seem as if married life were an obstacle to arriving at the heavenly banquet, whereas lawful, chaste, Christian marriage is, on the contrary, a means of eternal salvation for those to whom the gift of continency is not given. The excuse of this married man was not grounded on his station in life, but on his inordinate inclination for carnal pleasures which render the one who gives way to it, unfit for spiritual or heavenly things, for the sensual man perceiveth not the things that are of the Spirit of God. (I Cor. II. 14.)
Unfortunate indeed are they who suffer themselves to be carried away by their sensual lusts, who give away the priceless jewel of chastity and purity of heart which makes man equal to the angels, (Matt. XXII. 30.) who for a momentary enjoyment of sinful pleasure lose that white and precious garment in which chaste souls will shine for ever in heaven before the face of God!
What benefit does the impure man derive from the gratification of vile lust?
He gains the anger and contempt of God;
intolerable disgust when the sin is consummated;
the torment of a remorseful conscience,
and unless he repent, the eternal torments of hell.
For the apostle says: Do not err: neither fornicators, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate shall possess the kingdom of God, (I Cor. VI. 9, 10.) It is seen from the examples of the Old Law, how much God hates and abominates the sins of impurity.
Why did God regret having created man? (Gen. VI. 6.) ,
Why did He destroy all except a very few, by a universal deluge? (Gen. VI. 17.
Why did He lay the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha in ashes by pouring upon them fire and brimstone? (Gen. XIX.)
Why did He punish the two brothers Her and Onan, by a sudden death? (Gen. XXXVII. 7. 10.)
Why did He permit the whole tribe of Benjamin to be extirpated? (Judges XX.) Because of their detestable sins of impurity.
And is not this vice an object of the just wrath of God?
By these sins an impure man disgraces his body which should be a member of Christ, a temple of the Holy Ghost; he disgraces his soul the image of God, purified and purchased by the precious blood of Christ, and lowers himself beneath the animal, which, void of intellect, follows its instinct;
he weakens the power of his body and soul, and ruins his health;
he loses the respect of the good, scandalizes his fellowmen, voluntarily separates himself from the communion of saints, deprives himself of the sanctifying grace of God and participation in the merits of Jesus and His saints and, if he continues like an animal to wallow in this vice, he finally falls into such blindness and hardness of heart that eternal truths, death, judgment, hell, and eternity no longer make any impression upon him; the most abominable crimes of impurity he considers as trifles, as human weaknesses, no sin at all.
He is therefore but seldom, if ever, converted, because the evil habit has become his second nature, which he can no longer overcome without an extraordinary grace from God. This God seldom gives, because the impure man generally despises ordinary means and graces, and therefore despairs and casts himself into the pool of eternal fire, where the worm dies not, and where with Satan and his angels the impure shall be for ever tormented.
Do not suffer yourself to be deceived, Christian soul, by the words “love and friendship“, which is sought to cover this vice and make it appear a weakness clinging to man. This impure love is a fire which has its origin in hell, and there it will eternally torment the bodies in which it has prevailed. That which God so much detests and so severely punishes, certainly cannot be a trifle, a human weakness!
Impress deeply on your heart that all impure thoughts, desires and looks, to which you consent, all impure words, songs, exposures, touches, jokes, and ‘such things, are great sins which exclude you from the kingdom of heaven, into which nothing defiled can enter. Remember that he who looks at a woman with a lustful desire, has already, as Christ says, committed adultery in his heart. (Matt. V. 28.) We must, then, carefully guard against “such trifles”, as the wicked world calls them, if we do not wish to expose ourselves to the greatest danger of losing our souls.
Although it is difficult for an impure person to be converted, yet he should not despair. God does not cast away even the greatest sinner; Jesus forgave the adulteress in the temple, and forgave and received Mary Magdalen. But he who wishes to repent must make use of the proper means to regain the grace of God, and prevent a relapse.
Those who have not defiled themselves by the sin of impurity can make use of the following means:
Constant prayer. Hence the admonition of the wise King; As I knew that I could not otherwise be continent, except God gave it, I went to the Lord and besought him. (Wisd. VIII. 21.)
Mortification of the flesh by fasting and abstinence. Jesus says these impure spirits can in no other way be cast out but by prayer and fasting. (Matt. XVII. 20.)
The frequent meditation on the four last things, and on the bitter sufferings of our Lord; for there is, says St. Augustine, no means more powerful and effective against the heat of lust than reflection on the ignominious death of the Redeemer.
The quiet consideration of the temporal and eternal evils which follow from this vice, as already described.
The love and veneration of the Blessed Virgin who is the mother of beautiful love, the refuge of all sinners, of whom St. Bernard says: “No one has ever invoked her in his necessity without being heard.”
The careful mortification of the eyes. The pious Job made a covenant with his eyes, that. he would not so much as look upon a virgin. (Job XXXI. 1.)
The avoidance of evil occasions, especially intercourse with persons of the other sex. “Remember,” says St. Jerome, “that a woman drove out the inhabitants of paradise, and that you are not holier than David, stronger than Samson, wiser than Solomon, who all fell by evil intercourse.”
The avoidance of idleness: for idleness, says the proverb, is the beginning of all evil.
The immediate banishing of all bad thoughts by often pronouncing the names of Jesus and Mary, which, as St. Alphonsus Ligouri says, have the special power of driving away impure thoughts.
The frequent use of the holy Sacraments of Penance and of the Altar. This last remedy in particular is a certain cure if we make known to our confessor our weaknesses, and use the remedies he prescribes. The Scripture says that frequent Communion is the seed from which virgins spring, and the table which God has prepared against all temptations that annoy us.
Prayer Inflame, O Lord, our loins and hearts with the fire of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may serve Thee with pure bodies, and please Thee with clean hearts. Amen. Rev. Leonard Goffine