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2017 Easter Wishes

Dear TIA,

"He has risen, as He said." Alleluia!!

Lent has brought us through the mystery of our salvation.

The Father has given His only Son to redeem us by sacrificing His life on the cross. The suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus restore us to the hope of heaven.

May the joys of this holy Easter season fill you and enable you to carry on in hope through Our dear Lord Jesus and dear Blessed Mother.

     Love and prayers for you.



Easter Greetings

Dear Dr Horvat & the Tradition in Action Team,


May the love radiating from the triumphant Risen Son light up your lives. HAPPY EASTER!

     Ubi est mors victoria tua? Ubi est mors stimulus tuus?
     [O death, where is thy victory? Where is thy sting?] - 1 Cor 15:55




Surfing Easter


May you and yours enjoy a very Happy Easter!

However, no surf-boarding today on that California coast until you have attended Mass.

     Dominus tecum,



Solemn Greetings


On this Most Solemn Day of Christianity celebrated by High Masses throughout the world, the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, True God and True Man, Second Person of the Blessed Trinity of the One True Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, existing from eternity, For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting (Gospel of Saint John, 3:16), on behalf of my family, I want to wish you the Most Blessed Celebration of this Holy Feast. I hope, as for my family, that you will pray and trust in Almighty God to get us through this vale of tears and the tough times in which we now live as He has done for all who put their trust in Him since the dawn of man!

The father-of-lies, the ancient enemy, and his disciples, cannot stand against the Living God Who triumphed over the death the ancient enemy brought into the world due to The Fall.

Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan: for it is written, The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and him only shalt thou serve. - Gospel of Saint Matthew, 4:10.

We will be praying and lighting Holy Candles for the following intention at a Solemn Tridentine High Mass today near Prinz Gallitzin State Park, PA.

May God bless you all and give wisdom to our leaders to navigate the treacherous waters in which we now live for His Greater Glory, Amen!

     Gary Morella


Girls before Feminism


Please, look at these girls. They were high school girls in 1958.

60 years ago... my old stomping grounds!


High School Women of 1958

1958 girls

March 28, 2017 - A reader has informed me that this photo I posted with a brief entry on college women of yesteryear is not a photo of women in college at all.

It is a photo of women in high school, from the 1958 graduating class of Upper Darby High School outside Philadelphia.

Wow, pause for a moment and reflect on this astounding glimpse into the past. Judging by appearances, these are mature women prepared for real life, not children prepared for another phase of extended childhood.

Some of these young women are very beautiful. They have movie star looks. But notice how the ones who have humbler looks are beautified and even ennobled by their dignified dress and charming modesty. Styles of today are, in contrast, especially unkind to women not endowed with great looks. By the way, Upper Darby was not a wealthy town. These are middle-class students.

Thanks, feminism! Thanks all you pink-hatted gripe artists! Thanks for destroying the beauty, purpose and nobility of femininity!

Original here.


Pious Brigand

Dear Dr. Horvat,

Greetings in the Lord. May His bountiful blessings continue to shine brightly in your life.

Today I received in the mail your book and several holy pictures. My profound thanks to you and to the other kind souls who made this possible.

I too am a devotee of Our Lady, but alas in many respects am similar to George Bernard Shaw's brigand who while breaking every law in the land yet professes loyalty to his king.

God bless.

     in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,



Francis Backs LGBT


I am sending you the latest of Francis support to LGBT.

He does not lose one single opportunity to do evil. He looks more like the Vicar of someone else who hates Christ.

For how long have we still to bare him? God have mercy of us.


Francis-appointed Cardinals back Jesuit’s pro-LGBT book

Claire Chretien

April 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A top Vatican cardinal and several other high-ranking prelates have praised a new book on what the Catholic Church's relationship with the "LGBT community" should be, written by progressive Jesuit Father James Martin.

Building Bridges

Martin's book is titled Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity. Religion News Service reports that in the book, Martin says "church leaders should address LGBT people by the term they call themselves."

Martin also says Church employees shouldn't be fired for going against Church teaching by endorsing homosexual acts or openly professing homosexuality because "such firings selectively target LGBT people."

Far-left dissident nun Sister Jeannine Gramick endorsed Martin's book as a "must-read" that "shows how the Rosary and the rainbow flag can peacefully meet each other."

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has banned Gramick from "any pastoral work involving homosexual persons."

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, appointed by Pope Francis to head the Vatican's life and family dicastery, called Martin's book "a welcome and much-needed book that will help bishops, priests, pastoral associates, and all church leaders more compassionately minister to the LGBT community."

"It will also help LGBT Catholics feel more at home in what is, after all, their church,” said Farrell, the former bishop of Dallas.

Farrell has repeatedly praised the controversial exhortation Amoris Laetitia, which critics say contradicts or can be interpreted to contradict Catholic moral teaching. He says it opens the door for those living in invalid sexual unions (labeled by the Church to be adultery) to receive Holy Communion.

Newark Cardinal Joseph Tobin, made a cardinal by Pope Francis, endorsed the book: "In too many parts of our church LGBT people have been made to feel unwelcome, excluded, and even shamed. Father Martin’s brave, prophetic, and inspiring new book marks an essential step in inviting church leaders to minister with more compassion, and in reminding LGBT Catholics that they are as much a part of our church as any other Catholic."

Tobin has criticized the four cardinals who asked Pope Francis for moral clarity on Amoris Laetitia as "troublesome" and "at best naive."

Martin's book is also endorsed by San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy, famous for instructing his priests to accept "LGBT families" and give Communion to adulterers, banning an outspoken pro-life priest from writing bulletin columns, and calling the Catechism's language "very destructive."

Fr. Martin, Sr. Jeannine

Fr. James Martin, SJ, Sr. Jeannine Gramick

"The Gospel demands that LGBT Catholics must be genuinely loved and treasured in the life of the church. They are not,” according to McElory's endorsement. The book "provides us with the language, perspective, and sense of urgency to replace a culture of alienation with a culture of merciful inclusion."

Cardinal Joseph Tobin McElroy has suggested there is an "anti-gay prejudice that exists in our Catholic community and in our country."

"My own view is that much of the destructive attitude of many Catholics to the gay and lesbian community is motivated by a failure to comprehend the totality of the church’s teaching on homosexuality," McElroy told America magazine. Labeling homosexual acts as "intrinsically disordered," as the Catechism does, is "very destructive language that I think we should not use pastorally," he said.

In November 2016, Martin accepted an award from a pro-gay group, New Ways Ministry, that has been condemned by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the U.S. Catholic bishops. In his acceptance speech, Martin said the Church should embrace homosexuality’s "special gifts."

In the same speech, he suggested that some Catholic bishops who uphold the Church’s teaching on sexual morality might be “trapped brethren” who are secretly gay themselves. He also praised a 17-year-old for "coming out" on a retreat and equated sexual proclivities with race and age.

New Ways Ministry has been banned from speaking in Catholic dioceses across the country. It is “a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities." Part of its mission is to "identify and combat personal and structural homophobia," and "work for changes in attitudes and promote the acceptance of LGBT people as full and equal members of church and society."

When President Trump rescinded the Obama administration's transgender bathroom order, Martin tweeted his support of boys using the girls' bathroom and vice versa to over 100,000 twitter followers.

Original here.


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Posted April 20 2017

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