Satan In The Light

“I saw the torments of hell and those of purgatory; no words can describe them. Had poor mortals the faintest idea of them, they would suffer a thousand deaths rather than undergo the least of their torments during a single day.”

— St. Catherine of Siena

devil cloakedModernism is the coming together of many heresies, but if you look carefully you will see that they all share a disbelief in, or disdain of, the supernatural.  The supernatural, of course, is the belief in angels and devils, heaven and hell, sin and salvation.  It is composed of that which is above the natural, that which we can feel only with the soul, and know only through the highest of reason.

Many moderns believe these unseen matters to be foolishness, ignorance, and in so doing they distance themselves from them, endangering their soul for the sake of honor and pride, for the satisfaction of thinking they are the highest authority over their own lives.

Looking at these latest scandals in the Church is to see this principle in action.  If someone believed in heaven and hell, sin and salvation, would they commit these awful sins for years? Would they do so without remorse, without removing themselves from occasions of sin, without recognizing that they are on the path to Hell?  It is hard to believe, but the fact is that once you cut yourself off from supernatural truth, you are simply an unprotected soul behind enemy lines.

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Prayers in Latin One: The Apostles Creed

Tonight the Traditian Order begins its series of resource-based articles supporting those wishing to learn the Rosary prayers in the language of the Church with the Apostles Creed.

The Apostles Creed / Symbolum Apostolorum

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ,
His only Son
Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell;
the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God,
the Father almighty;
He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Catholic Church,
the Co
mmunion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body
and life everlasting.

Amen.

Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem,
Creatorem caeli et terrae.

Et in Iesum Christum,
Filium eius unicum,
Dominum nostrum,
qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto,
natus ex Maria Virgine,
passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus,
mortuus, et sepultus,
descendit ad infernos,
tertia die resurrexit a mortuis,
ascendit ad caelos,
sedet ad dexteram Dei
Patris omnipotentis,
inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos.

Credo in Spiritum Sanctum,
sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam,
sanctorum communionem,
remissionem peccatorum,
carnis resurrectionem,
vitam aeternam.

Amen.

Audio: The Apostles Creed in English from the Boston Catholic Journal:

Audio: Symbolum Apostolorum in Latin from the Boston Catholic Journal:

Explanation Of The Traditional Latin Mass, Parts I & II.

Father Edwin Palka, member of the Order and pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord parish in Tampa, Florida, home of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, begins this week a series of homilies about the Traditional Latin Mass, which we are happy to be able to share.

When all are collected, and with his permission, we will put them on their own page.  Until then, here are the first two:

Explanation Of The Mass I: Vesting Prayers

Explanation Of The Mass II: Prayers Leading Up To The Mass; Asperges, Prayers At The Foot Of The Altar.

On Suffering

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Transmute the poor bread of my life into your life;

thrill the wine of my wasted life into your divine Spirit;

unite my broken heart with your Heart;

change my cross into a crucifix.

Let not my abandonment and my sorrow go to waste.

Gather up the fragments,

and as the drop of water is absorbed by the wine

at the Offertory of the Mass, let my life be absorbed in you.

Let my little cross be entwined with your great Cross

so that I may purchase the joys of everlasting happiness

in union with you.

— Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Vigano!

When Traditian Order member and speaker of the truth Father Edwin Palka’s words stop being absolutely vital to hear and learn from we will stop running his bulletin posts on the page. Alas that time has not yet come.


From the Pastor: Vigano!
Bulletin article, September 2, 2018

Last Saturday evening news broke regarding a statement the former Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Vigano, was releasing. I was extremely grateful that I had already announced that I was going to be preaching a series of explanatory sermons on the Traditional Latin Mass.

Whew! I certainly didn’t want to have to jump right back into the quagmire of filth which so many our bishops have been complicit in producing and covering up. It was certainly a nice surprise that the whistleblower was such a high-ranking Churchman since his arguments would have to be given at least a look-see before labeling him a kook.

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