The enemy knows what’s what. Do you? They’re scared of the rosary. So pray it —

Read the article by Rod Dreher

How Pope Pius XII infallibly declared the bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A brief excerpt:

APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION OF
POPE PIUS XII 

MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS

DEFINING THE DOGMA OF THE ASSUMPTION

November 1, 1950

39. We must remember especially that, since the second century, the Virgin Mary has been designated by the holy Fathers as the new Eve, who, although subject to the new Adam, is most intimately associated with him in that struggle against the infernal foe which, as foretold in the protoevangelium,(44) would finally result in that most complete victory over the sin and death which are always mentioned together in the writings of the Apostle of the Gentiles.(45) Consequently, just as the glorious resurrection of Christ was an essential part and the final sign of this victory, so that struggle which was common to the Blessed Virgin and her divine Son should be brought to a close by the glorification of her virginal body, for the same Apostle says: “When this mortal thing hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.”(46)

40. Hence the revered Mother of God, from all eternity joined in a hidden way with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination,(47) immaculate in her conception, a most perfect virgin in her divine motherhood, the noble associate of the divine Redeemer who has won a complete triumph over sin and its consequences, finally obtained, as the supreme culmination of her privileges, that she should be preserved free from the corruption of the tomb and that, like her own Son, having overcome death, she might be taken up body and soul to the glory of heaven where, as Queen, she sits in splendor at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages.(48)

Read the entire Vatican document

More on this from Ann Barnhardt

More about The Assumption at
Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest”

Seriously misguided Atlantic Magazine writer labels Catholic Rosary devotions and the Catholics who practice them, a clear and present danger

A “Ranger Rosary” popular with armed forces, all around the world

This writer totally fails to fully appreciate the real, substantial difference and authentic purpose between a Catholic who relies on Divine Providence, Truth, Power, Law and Justice, in close cooperation with God’s grace, compared to someone who chooses the utter blasphemy of the world, the flesh and the devil, by subscribing to the insipid, impotent and thoroughly unholy, “Radical Wokeness” of these times.

Or perhaps he does, since he seems to be so very afraid of it?

This man was known to pray the Rosary on a daily basis. By invoking the Holy Spirit before the Polish people, who also were known to regularly pray the Rosary, Saint Pope John Paul II managed to bring down the “Evil Empire” of the old Soviet Union and free all of Eastern Europe from Communism, without a single shot being fired, in anger – something all of the world’s “Greatest Powers” – working together – had never been able to accomplish.

I wonder why no one seems to be invoking the intercessory power
of Saint John Paul II and the Rosary, in the present day,
Russia/Ukraine conflict?

Read the article

For the record: The Rosary is infinitely more powerful, as a weapon, than an AR-15 rifle, but the two operate on entirely different levels.

Further study from Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest”:

Saint Dominic and the Rosary

‘Wonder not that you have obtained so little fruit by your labors, you have spent them on barren soil, not yet watered with the dew of Divine Grace. When GOD willed to renew the face of the earth, He began by sending down on it the fertilizing rain of the Angelic Salutation. Therefore preach my Psalter composed of 150 Angelic Salutations and 15 Our Fathers, and you will obtain an abundant harvest’. (The original, 15 decade Rosary devotion.)

The Miracle At the Battle of Lepanto

… at dawn on October 7, 1571–as Vatican Archives later revealed–Pope Pius V, accompanied by many faithful, was praying the Rosary in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. From dawn to dusk the prayers continued in Rome as the Christians and the Moslems battled at Lepanto. When it was all over the Moslems had been defeated. Of some 270 Moslem ships, at least 200 were destroyed. The Turks also lost 30,000 men while Christian casualties numbered between 4,000 and 5,000. The Rosary had won a great military victory.

Today’s “Gem” from Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest”: T R U T H

He who has refused to acknowledge the truth in life
will be forced to confront it in death.

Holy Scripture is very clear that each one of us is obligated to search for the truth and to abide by it. I am appalled at the number of people who completely ignore these dire warnings from the Bible, or are ignorant of the fact that they are there.

Many non-Catholics repeat outright lies about the Catholic Church and take what they have heard or have been taught as truth, without bothering to find out if these things are true or not. When they do this, not only are they calumnizing the Catholic Church, but they are calumnizing its founder, Jesus Christ, Himself.

After reading this article, not one person can ever again
plead innocence (or ignorance)
of what Scripture has to say about spreading the truth,
and about not spreading malicious lies.


Anyone who professes to follow Holy Scripture to the letter, must follow ALL of what it says. They cannot keep the parts they like and reject what they do not like.

Here are some verses which obligate
each and every one of us to search for the truth:

“This is good and agreeable in the sight of GOD our Savior, who wishes ALL MEN TO BE SAVED AND TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.” 1Tim 2:4

“Sanctify them in the truth. Thy Word is truth.” John 17:17

“FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND WICKEDNESS OF THOSE MEN WHO IN WICKEDNESS HOLD BACK THE TRUTH OF GOD.” ROMANS 1:18

(That verse by itself should deter any GOD loving person
from spreading malicious lies… but there is much more to come.)

“BUT WRATH AND INDIGNATION TO THOSE WHO ARE CONTENTIOUS, AND WHO DO NOT SUBMIT TO THE TRUTH BUT ASSENT TO INIQUITY.” ROMANS 2:8

“…HE WAS A MURDERER FROM THE BEGINNING, AND HAS NOT STOOD IN THE TRUTH BECAUSE THERE IS NO TRUTH IN HIM. WHEN HE TELLS A LIE HE SPEAKS FROM HIS VERY NATURE, FOR HE IS A LIAR AND THE FATHER OF LIES.” JOHN 8:44

(That verse settles it. Lying comes from Satan.
The truth comes from GOD.)

“BUT AS FOR THE COWARDLY AND UNBELIEVING, AND ABOMINABLE AND MURDERERS, AND FORNICATORS AND SORCERERS, AND IDOLATERS AND ALL LIARS, THEIR PORTION SHALL BE IN THE POOL THAT BURNS WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH.” REV 21:8

(Pretty strong words for those who propagate lies.)

“…AND THERE SHALL NOT ENTER INTO IT ANYTHING DEFILED, NOR HE WHO PRACTICES ABOMINATION AND FALSEHOOD, BUT THOSE ONLY WHO ARE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB.” REV 21:27

(Let all who have eyes to see, see, and ears to hear, hear.)

“OUTSIDE ARE THE DOGS, AND THE SORCERERS, AND THE FORNICATORS, AND THE MURDERERS, AND THE IDOLATERS, AND EVERYONE WHO LOVES AND PRACTICES FALSEHOOD.” Rev 22:15

(Verse after verse about what will happen to liars.)

“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord.” Prov 12:22

“A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.” Prov 19:5

“The lip of truth shall be steadfast forever; but he that is a hasty witness frames a lying tongue.” Prov 12:19

“He that speaks that which he knows, shows forth justice; but he that lies, is a deceitful witness.” Prov 12:17

“Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh His soul detesteth: haughty eyes, A LYING TONGUE, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, A DECEITFUL WITNESS THAT UTTERETH LIES, AND HIM THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN.” Prov 6:16-19

Wow!
Who wants to be on the wrong side of GOD?
Those who spread lies are there already.

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Today’s “Gem” from Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest”: The Reality of Purgatory

“You, therefore, must be perfect,
as your Heavenly Father is perfect.”
Matthew 5:48

It stands to reason that since GOD is perfect, then Heaven has to be a perfect place, and nothing imperfect can enter (Revelation 21:27).

GOD will not join Himself to anything defiled. If a person dies with sins not sufficient for hell (the sin unto death, 1John 5:16-17), and has lesser sins to prevent entry into Heaven, then there has to be a third place in which to atone for them. This would be a temporary place, as stated in Matthew 5:25-26, “You shall not come out until you have paid the last penny”.

Come out of where?

After Adam’s sin, the gates of Heaven were closed, and no one was allowed to enter (John 3:13) until Jesus Christ redeemed the human race and opened the gates once again. Where were the spirits of Moses and Elias, who appeared and spoke with Jesus at the transfiguration (Matthew 17:3)?

They could not have been in Heaven since it was closed, and they would have been lost had they been in hell. They had to have been in a third place. If there was a third place then, why not a third place now?

What about Lazarus? He was already dead four days (John 11:17) when Jesus arrived at his tomb. Where was his soul during those four days? It could not be heaven or hell for the same reasons as for Moses and Elias. His soul had to have been in a third place.

Philippians 2:10 says:
“That at the name of Jesus, every knee should bend of those in Heaven, on earth, and ‘under the earth’.”

‘Under the earth’, could it mean hell, or is it a third place?

Non Catholic theologians struggle trying to reconcile their denial of the existence of Purgatory with what Paul said in 1Corinthians 3:12-15: “Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire*.”

To whom do these verses refer? Obviously the person is not in hell, as verse 15 says “himself will be saved”. He cannot be in heaven either as the same verse implies suffering, “as through fire”, and there is no suffering in heaven. These verses say that man will be purified by fire and then will be saved to enter Heaven. Where will this, “yet as though through fire”, take place if not in a third place called Purgatory?

*The Greek word used for fire is “pursw” (puroo)
of which “pur” is the root word for Purgatory.

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Download the Classic “The Four Last Things” (PDF)

The (Catholic) Church is not, like a Protestant ecclesial community, defined by her leaders of the day. 

She is defined by the unchangeable Truths Her Creator gave her, and by the sixty generations of faithful who have abided by them during two millennia.

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Today’s “Gem” from Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest”: The Authentic Christological and Historical Roots of the Holy Catholic Church – Part 2

The blueprint for the birth and growth of the Catholic Church
was drawn by Jesus Christ Himself.

Starting in Acts 13:1, the worldwide, universal, Catholic Church began to expand to eventually include all of humanity…

“Now in the Church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers, among whom were Barnabas and Simon, called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manahen the fostering brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.” Acts 13:1

“On arriving at Jerusalem they were welcomed by the Church and the Apostles and Presbyters (priests), and they proclaimed all that GOD had done with them.” Acts 15:4

“Then the Apostles and the Presbyters (priests) with the whole Church decided to select representatives and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. Acts 15:22

“But I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is in the ministry of the Church at Cenchrea…”
Rom 16:1

“..to the Church of GOD at Corinth.” 1Cor 1:2, 2Cor 1:1

“Paul and Sylvanus and Timothy to the Church of the Thessalonians.” 1Thess 1:1, 2Thess 1:1

“The Church which is at Babylon (Rome), chosen together with you, greets you, and so does my son Mark.” 1Pet 5:13

“To the angel (Bishop) of the Church at Ephesus write…” Rev 2:1

“And to the angel of the Church at Smyrna write…” Rev 2:8

“And to the angel of the Church at Pergamum write…” Rev 2:12

“And to the angel of the Church at Thyratira write…” Rev 2:18

“And to the angel of the Church at Sardis write…” Rev 3:1

“And to the angel of the Church at Philadelphia write…” Rev 3:7

“And to the angel of the Church at Laodicea write…” Rev 3:14

Cyprus, Acts 13:4
Iconium, Acts 14:1
Lystra, Acts 14:7
Derbe, Acts 14:19-20
Philippi, Acts 16:12
Thessalonica, Acts 17:1-2
Berea, Acts 17:10
Athens, Acts 17:16
Corinth, Acts 18:1-2
Ephesus, Acts 18:19
Tyre, Acts 21:3-6
Malta, Acts 28:1-10
Rome, Acts 28:16-30

Implied…
Pamphylia, Acts 14:23
Perge, Acts 14:24
Attalia, Acts 14:24
Phoenicia, Acts 15:3
Caesarea, Acts 18:22

“For from you the Word of the Lord has been spread Abroad, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in Every Place Your Faith In GOD Has Gone Forth, so that we need say nothing further.”
1Thess 1:8

“Amen I say to you, wherever in the Whole World this Gospel is preached, this also that she has done shall be told in memory of her.” Matt 26:13

“But I say; Have they not heard? Yes, indeed, Their voice has gone forth into All the Earth, and their words Unto the ends of the World.” Rom 10:18

“And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the Whole World, for a witness to All Nations; and then will come the end.” Matt 24:14

“Go, therefore and make disciples of All Nations…” Matt 28:19

And He said to them, “Go into the Whole World and preach the Gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15

“But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the preaching by the signs that followed.” Mark 16:20

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Classic Bible Commentary Offers Profound Insights Into Holy Scripture

Practical excerpt from the commentary:

[Luke 1:26–38. Mat. 1:18–25]

The angel of the Lord was sent to Mary in order to procure this (her) consent. The time had arrived, and the Son of God was ready to descend from heaven and become Man.

It only remained for her, whom God the Father had chosen to be the Mother of His Son, to give her consent to be so. The angel of God therefore explained this great mystery, and waited for her answer, on which depended the salvation of the world.

While meditating upon that decisive moment, St. Bernard uttered this prayer to Mary: “Now, O Virgin, thou hast heard what is to be, and how it is to be. Both mysteries are exceeding joyous and wonderful. But the angel awaits thine answer, for it is time for him to return to God who sent him.

We too, O Mary, our Queen, we who are weighed down by the divine sentence, we wait for thy speech, thy words of mercy. For behold, the price of our redemption is offered to thee; and as soon as thou dost accept it, we shall be saved.

We were all created by the eternal word of God, and yet, behold, we die! But if thou wilt speak one little word, we shall live!

Speak then, Oh, speak that decisive word. Adam and his unhappy children, banished from Paradise, beseech this of thee! David and all our holy fathers—thy fathers too—beseech thee! The whole world, prostrate before thee, looks to thee and beseeches!

On thy words depend the comfort of the afflicted, the deliverance of the condemned, the salvation of the children of Adam! Hesitate not, O Virgin! Speak, O Mary, that sweet word of consent, which we who are on the earth, and under the earth, now wait for!”

Mary, as you know, did utter that decisive word of compliance: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word!” By these glorious and precious words she pronounced the longed-for consent.

Read more at eCatholic2000.com

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The Collected Works of Saint Anselm of Canterbury – the Man Who Explained the Mystery

The Collected Works of Saint Anselm (PDF)

Today’s “Gem” from Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest”: The Authentic Christological and Historical Roots of the Holy Catholic Church

It never ceases to amaze me that Catholics can provide
a mountain of genuine historical documents
and writings to prove their case, yet non-Catholics can never provide
any genuine historical documentation to back up their false charges.

When you attack the Catholic Church, you attack its founder,
so you had best find out who founded it.

Saul persecuted the Church that Jesus Christ founded.
See Acts 8:1-2. But read also Acts 9:4 and see who he really persecuted.

“…For if this plan or work is of men, it will be overthrown;
but if it is of GOD, you will not be able to overthrow it.
Else perhaps you may find yourselves fighting even against GOD.”
Acts 5:38-39

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Classic Text: The Faith of the Early Fathers (PDF)
by W.A. Jurgens
A source book of theological and historical passages
beginning with the writings of Saint Augustine
and extending to the end of the patristic age.

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All About Sin, Death, Purgatory and Indulgences

These days, the subject of Purgatory and Indulgences is either totally ignored, or little understood.

It shouldn’t be that way.

This short (four page) presentation provides virtually all the practical information necessary to start getting Holy Souls released from Purgatory, or to totally avoid or shorten a possible stay in Purgatory, for yourself.

Here’s the link (PDF)

Link to the official Catholic (USSCB) Book of Indulgences (PDF)

Today’s “Gem” from Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest”: Didache – the teaching of the twelve Apostles, thought to have been written between 65 and 80 A.D.

CHAPTER 2

2:1 But the second commandment of the teaching is this.

2:2 Thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not commit adultery; thou shalt not corrupt youth; thou shalt not commit fornication; thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not use soothsaying; thou shalt not practice sorcery; thou shalt not covet the goods of thy neighbor;


thou shalt not kill a child by abortion,
neither shalt thou slay it when born;

2:3 Thou shalt not commit perjury; thou shalt not bear false witness; thou shalt not speak evil; thou shalt not bear malice;

2:4 Thou shalt not be double-minded or double-tongued, for to be double tongued is the snare of death.

2:5 Thy speech shall not be false or empty, but concerned with action.

2:6 Thou shalt not be covetous, or rapacious, or hypocritical, or malicious, or proud; thou shalt not take up an evil design against thy neighbour;

2:7 Thou shalt not hate any man, but some thou shalt confute, concerning some thou shalt pray, and some thou shalt love beyond thine own soul.

Read all 16 chapters

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Mundabor: you should never underestimate the stupidity of people unable to even recognize a woman from a man.

Today – already tomorrow in England – Nancy Pelosi will do what the Biden administration seems to do all the time, and has a long tradition in American history: she will provoke her adversary and, if the adversary reacts, she will make him look as “the aggressor”.

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A practical guide to personal prayer

  1. Pray often and everywhere.
  2. Give God thanks and praise.
  3. Contritely repent of all your sins, asking God’s forgiveness as you carefully confess them, in kind and in number.
  4. Have a firm, personal intention to avoid committing those sins again, in the future.
  5. Humbly submit all your personal requests/petitions to God, taking as much time as necessary to completely explain to God, precisely what you need and why.
  6. Firmly believe you will receive that for which you have prayed.
  7. Repeat, as necessary.

Editor’s note:

Holy Baptism gives us the right to pray to God, as well as the supreme privilege of actually expecting God to hear/receive our prayers, according to the grace obtained for us by Jesus Christ, as facilitated by the Holy Spirit, by virtue of our full, faithful membership/personal participation in The Holy Catholic Church.

That said, God is under absolutely no obligation to grant any of our prayers or petitions. Anything he chooses to do for us, he does graciously, because he is all good, he loves us and he wants only the best for us.

God already knows what we need, so our primary mission here, is to keep the faith, perfect our prayer craft and try to avoid “fouling things up” as the Providence of God graciously and powerfully works (for good) in our lives.

(1) In the Gospels, Jesus instructed us to “pray without ceasing”.

(2) Giving sincere thanks and praise to God is completely appropriate, always and everywhere.

(3&4) Contrition (sorrow) for having committed sin, plus a firm purpose of amendment, along with a genuine possibility of actual repentance, coupled with a divinely acceptable form of “satisfaction” (penance) is typically required for the forgiveness of sins. Hence, for this and many other good reasons, numbers 3&4 are best accomplished in and through the great, Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation.

(5) Having made our peace with God, we presume to (once again) ask him to bless us and keep us.

(6) If a person does not firmly believe his/her prayers will be answered, then what is the point of praying, at all?

(7) God’s “timing” is perfect and exquisite. Our “timing” … not so much. Faithfully relying on God to answer our prayers in his own good time, in the best possible manner, is the way to go.

The best way to discover the truth and power of all this is to keep a personal prayer journal, where all your prayers and petitions, as well as the dates you submitted them, are fully documented, with subsequent fulfillments duly recorded and fully correlated, over time.

Make a Perfect Act of Contrition (link)

The Sure and Certain Method of Getting To Know and Love God

A consistent, personal program of prayer and Catholic studies,
coupled with a lifetime of full, faithful participation
in all the work, worship, sacraments and devotions
of the Holy Catholic Church.

“Big Brother” may already be running Israel

“Architecture of Oppression”

Starting Monday, it will be a criminal offense in Israel to pay more than the equivalent of $1,700 in cash to a business or $4,360 in cash to individual, as the government intensifies its ongoing war on tangible money.

San Francisco “Sodom On the Bay” becoming virtually unlivable

The streets are dirty. Homeless encampments, trash, and excrement can be found all over. Car break-ins are so frequent that it has basically become a non-government-imposed tax for people who come here. Of course, some areas are much worse than others, but almost all areas of the city suffer from this decay, and it is appalling.

Read the article at ZeroHedge

Is There a ‘One Last Chance’ to be Saved (after you die)?

…in this life God gives people almost innumerable chances to draw near to Him through repentance and faith. God is present even in the depths of the hearts of people who have never heard the gospel message, through no fault of their own, calling them to respond to their conscience and follow His Way. 

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Gloria TV: …the inflexible Francis has successfully turned the Novus Ordo Church into an irrelevant mainstream religion that no one is interested in.

Francis flew July 29 to Iqaluit (7’000 inhabitants), in the Canadian Arctic, to meet Inuit and “to see “the Inuk face of Jesus.”

An Eskimo dancer performed at the meeting. Francis wore a stole made of sealskin.

The small number of spectators who attended the event was depressing. Even at the front there were empty chairs, as official Vatican media pictures show.

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