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Kiss of the Devil, Islam & Ottaviani

The Kiss of the Devil

Dear Tradition in Action,

Check out the song they were playing when the attacks began in the concert hall in Paris. It is so distressful how Rock and Roll sings about and to the devil with no firm understanding that he does exist and when he does shows his hand, this is the result, human carnage.

The New Yorker online edition is here.

Certainly, the scenes at the Bataclan concert hall – where, in one more horrible irony, the American band Eagles of Death Metal (a pop-rock band; their name is ironic) had just begun singing “Kiss the Devil” when the slaughter began – were those of a madness beyond any normal credibility, not of hostage taking for some goal but slaughter for its own sake.

     Our Lady of La Salette, pray for us.



Islam according to Islam


Let me ask some of your readers: Still not convinced that all of Islam is bad?

How about hearing from their own lips that there is no such thing as Islamic Extremists; there is only Islam

Watch this video: Extreme Islam is Islam, according to Islam.



The Miller of Dee

Dear TIA,

Thank you for another charming folk song, which I will be teaching to my students after the Christmas program practice is over. The Miller of Dee reminds me of several songs that Hilaire Belloc created in his book, The Four Men.

     Patrick O’Brien


Destruction of Marriage


It should not come as a surprise that the Church is assisting society to destroy marriage, when we remember the words of Our Lady of Good Success,

"As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and profaned in the fullest sense of the word. Masonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the objective of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin, encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church."

     Homer Sweeney


Carrying Your Cross


My troubles and pains seem to increase,
as the months and the years go bye,
But so does the help I receive from Our Lord,
Who responds with a loving reply.

Ask and ye shall receive, He said,
and I believe His every word,
So when I ask Him to lend a Hand,
I know that I've been heard.

So, if you need His help to carry,
that heavy cross you bear,
Think well of the Cross He carried for you,
and you'll know He will answer your prayer.

     Steve Sanborn, Sr.


My Sacred Choral Music

Dear Sir,

I wonder if you might be kind enough to mention my traditional sacred choral music or maybe put up some samples on your web site.

The site is called Catholic Institute of Arts and Letters, and an overview to give you an idea of it is here.

Maybe you could upload the video included.

It is very difficult to get sales of my Latin music these days, but I sell scores for all my pieces and there is a CD sung by the acclaimed choir, Magnificat, directed by Philip Cave. My web site is www.catholicmusic.co.uk and my email address is sales@catholicmusic.co.uk

     Best wishes on the feast of St Edmund and St Gertrude,

     Nicholas Wilton, U.K.


Ecumenical Confirmation


Thank you very much for disseminating the photos of the “Ecumenical Confirmation.”

Cordial greetings in Christ and Mary, the Queen

     A.P., Argentina


The Weak Ottaviani Intervention


Re: Protestantism and Progressivism: Disturbing Similarities

Traditional Catholics are fond of quoting the most famous line in Cardinal Ottaviani’s and Bacci’s intervention: “(The new Mass) represents a striking departure from Catholic theology of the Mass as formulated in the Council of Trent...”

Everyone is supposed to be so shocked, shocked at his daring rebuke of a “faith robber” Pope!

I frankly feel that when Paul VI read those words, he replied, “You’re right; it is. So what?”

Now, if the Cardinal critics had written, “This Mass contains the same omissions in its liturgy that Cranmer and Luther omitted in theirs. Just as these omissions made their rites worthless, heretical, inert - and by their own admission did not confect the same result (the true Body and Blood of Our Lord) found in the Catholic Mass - how can you possibly say your own identical omissions do? You have simply imported the Protestant errors into your own defective Mass, and it is as worthless and inert as theirs.

“In fact, Holy Father, their omissions removed, in their minds, the ‘abominable’ character of the Catholic Mass -- a view the Council of Trent held to be anathema!

“You have removed the Catholic character of the true Mass from this worthless one you just concocted, or perhaps copied from the Protestants.

“You are feeding your flock a Protestant Mass! You are as much as heretic as Luther and Cranmer! Indeed, you have just excommunicated yourself. “Your Mass shall not stand! ‘Tu, discede in exilium!’”

Now, this might have made a difference! But, why did they only say “striking departure”? Forget it; it’s not worth the paper it’s written on.

I would agree with the smiling and approving Protestant observers at the Council: “The Novus Ordo Mass is not a Mass; it is a Communion Service.”

In fact, Anglican Bishop Merriman of England, a Protestant observer at the Council, saw it coming, and wrote (about 1965 or so), “If the Roman Church keeps on going the way it now is, it will soon learn it has discovered The Book of Common Prayer.”

I personally find Cardinal Ottaviani’s “famous line” utterly worthless. It said nothing; it stopped nothing. Had he been bolder, he could have saved the Roman Catholic Church from self-destruction.

He, then, went on to do something else in which he showed himself a craven coward: He gave away with great fanfare the Tiara of the Popes, like the head of John the Baptist: on a platter.



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Posted November 17, 2015

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