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This is exactly is what is keeping me from joining the SSPX. Reconciliation with apostate Rome.

I think it depends on what is meant, practically speaking, by the word "reconciliation."  The devil is in the details. 

I will say that no traditional apostolate is perfect.  Each has at least one flaw.  Focusing on what the SSPX does do correctly, it insists on proper attire for its Masses and retreats.  Other apostolates do not explicitly and formally insist on that, and it's probably -- along with the brave initial stand of +Lefebvre-- what I admire them most for.  They are not concerned about Human Respect when it comes to announcing the counter-cultural requirement to dress with respect, male and female.  They are not concerned with whether such policies will affect Mass attendance.  They are not confused or fearful about a so-called "conflict" between fundamental regulation and Charity. And they are 100% correct in this position. I'm sure some SV groups and SV priests also insist on the same, but among the non-SV trad apostolates, the SSPX, to my knowledge, is unique in this respect.  Attire is not a minor consideration.  It's hugely important in communicating -- from the wearer and to the wearer of the clothing.

Any Mass attendee who insists on being the [sloppy, "feminist," rebellious] person that I am has not begun to convert to Tradition, which first and foremost is a submission to authority.
Vigano is bearing witness to what happened.

I believe his testimony.

The only reservation I have is, why now? Why not go public much earlier?
Five years in to this "papacy", and this is the first public disclosure by Vigano
General Catholic Discussion / Re: climate change
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This clip is very good in relation to the '97%' figure, she says if you have a percentage what is the it a percentage of? what is the total amount of scientists? Also she is Irish.....yeaaahhh

Also if climate change is real then why didn't the world implode during the Industrial age when steam engines and Industries burned coal on a monumental scale?

I'm not so sure on climate change but globally we are polluting our natural resources with modern living and we should take care of our environment.  Climate change is about tax....making money for deep state.

It is a good piece in that some crazed woman is batted away, although it might be noted there was never a consensus that the world was flat. No one with advanced education believed that. There were occasional figures like Cosmas Indicopleustes, a merchant who sailed the regular Egypt to India route and later hermit who appeared to assert it was, but they were marginal, and not particularly educated. The reasonably accurate Hellenistic figure of 20,000 stades for the circumference of the globe was known, but more seem to have held to a smaller figure.

The climate change industry is part religion, part subsidy scam, drawing on reasonable fears of pollution and the waste of finite resources.
Any plans to make it available on kindle?

To be honest not really however it seems there is definitely a demand for it to be on kindle.

I'm not a fan of books that run out of batteries, but you're kinda shooting yourselves in the foot not to get into the e-book market. Don't let nostalgia get in the way of business ;)
Yes, our primary goal is to republish out of print and difficult to find books although it is not limited to that.

We want to republish books as professionally as possible so yes careful transcription. We don't want to destroy any books unless we have an extra copy of the book. That is obviously the most laborious part of the process.

Tell me what you have and I will take a look at the title(s). You can send me a PM, post here, or you can send an email to

I have two books that we are going to republish next. If the book(s) you are proposing is a good book to republish yes I can send it to you and then give you a free copy of the republished book. Why would I charge that person for a book he provided for republishing? :)

There are so many books that need to be republished and I hope that we can do a little to bring them back into the public.

How do you secure the books (and are there any you want to re-print that you cannot find)?
Do you do a full OCR w/ proofing for reprint? Careful transcription? If OCR, is it a destructive process or non-destructive?

Are there certain titles you are looking for?
If someone were to have a title you want to re-print, and provided the original (assuming non-destructive), would you return the original and also give them a free copy of the re-print, or at least a hefty discount?

I'm sitting on a pre-vatican 2 seminary library, basically. Just wondering if this may be a good outlet for preservation.

Thank you for your reply. I need to go through all my books, still. Haven't had a chance yet. Once I do, I'll let you know what I have.
    Halloween—the day itself is of Druidic origin. (Myers, Robert J. Celebrations: The Complete Book of American Holidays, p. 258)

    The mystic rites and ceremonies with which Hallow’en was originally observed had their origin among the Druids. . . (Douglas, George William. The American Book of Days, p. 566)

The Druids celebrated two special nights of the year: Beltane and Samhain. Beltane took place on May 1 and marked the birth of summer. Samhain occurred on November 1 and signified the death of summer. Samhain, a night celebrating death and hell, was the Druids most important ritual. It was a terrifying night of human sacrifices. And it was the original Halloween.

The Druids believed, during Samhain, the mystic veil separating the dead from the living opened. The Druids taught these roaming spirits loosed on Samhain went searching for a body to possess. The frightened Celts would masquerade as demons, evil spirits and ghosts, hoping to convince the roaming evil spirits, they were another evil spirit, and leave them alone. The Celts also prepared meals as "treats" to appease the evil spirits from "tricks" or malicious acts; hence our custom of "trick or treat." The Druids performed horrifying human sacrifices and other vile rituals during Samhain. Let there be no doubt—Samhain night was a terrifying "covenant with death, and with hell." And let there be no doubt – Samhain was the original Halloween night.

    All histories of Halloween inevitably wind back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. . . (Skal, David J. Death Makes a Holiday: The Cultural History of Halloween, p. 20)

    Halloween had its origins in the festival of Samhain among the Celts of ancient Britain and Ireland. (Encyclopedia Britannica 2005 "Halloween")

    Halloween can be traced directly back to Samhain, the ancient Celtic harvest festival honoring the Lord of the Dead. (Thompson, Sue Ellen. Holiday Symbols and Customs, p. 251)

The rituals of the Druids reek from the deepest hell. Their most repulsive activities involve their human sacrifices of children on the night of Samhain or Halloween.

    First-born sacrifices are mentioned in a poem in the Dindshenchas, which records that children were sacrificed each Samhain . . . (Rogers, Nicholas. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, p. 17)

    Halloween. That was the eve of Samhain . . . firstborn children were sacrificed. . . Samhain eve was a night of dread and danger. (National Geographic. May 1977, pp. 625-626)

The Druids would drink their victim’s blood and eat their flesh.

    They [Druids] sacrificed victims by shooting them with arrows, impaling them on stakes, stabbing them, slitting their throats over cauldrons (and then drinking the blood). . . (Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 167)

    Therefore we cannot too highly appreciate our debt to the Romans for having put an end to this monstrous cult, whereby to murder a man was an act of the greatest devoutness, and to eat his flesh most beneficial. (Pliny, Natural History, xxx, 13)

The Druids "counted it an honourable thing" to eat their father’s flesh and perform incest with their mothers and sisters.

    . . . since they are man-eaters as well as heavy eaters, and since, further, they count it an honourable thing, when their fathers die, to devour them, and openly to have intercourse, not only with the other women, but also with their mothers and sisters;. . . (Strabo, Geography)

May I remind you, this is what occurred on the original Halloween night! Today, Halloween lives and breathes with the foul stench of the diabolical Druids.

The Druids also celebrated the festival of Beltane. The word Beltane (Beltaine, Beltinne, Beltain, Beiltein) literally means the "fires of Bel." Bel is the same god called Baal, found over 80 times in the King James Bible. The Lord condemns Baal worship probably more than any other false "god."

    . . . then the Druids lit the Baal-Tinne, the holy, goodly fire of Baal. (Wilde, Lady Francesca Speranza. Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland)

    The god whom the Druids worshipped was Baal, as the blazing Baal-fires show, and . . . children were offered in sacrifice to Baal. (Hislop, Alexander. The Two Babylons, p. 232)


The original Halloween was a hellish night of Baal worship and child sacrifice. And most of our current Halloween customs derived directly from Baal rituals!

    On November first was Samhain [Halloween] . . . Fires were built as a thanksgiving to Baal. . . (Kelley, Ruth Edna, The Book of Hallowe'en, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co. Boston, 1919)

    The mystic rites and ceremonies with which Hallow’en was originally observed had their origin among the Druids . . . ancient Baal festivals from which many of the Hallow’en customs are derived. (Douglas, George William. The American Book of Days, p. 569)

    Baal is also a synonym for the devil. (Burns, Cathy. Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 327)

Halloween glorifies death in worship to Baal or the devil!

The Druid festival of Samhain was a celebration of death. Strutting its hellish death images of skulls, skeletons, ghosts, demons, devils and incarnate evil – today’s Halloween glorifies Death. David Skal titled his history of Halloween—Death Makes a Holiday:

    The grand marshal of the Halloween parade is, and always has been, Death. (Skal, David J. Death Makes a Holiday: The Cultural History of Halloween, p. 18)

    Halloween can be traced directly back to Samhain, the ancient Celtic harvest festival honoring the Lord of the Dead. (Thompson, Sue Ellen. Holiday Symbols and Customs, p. 251)

The Devil glorifies death. Hebrews 2:14 says, ". . . that through death he [Jesus] might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;" Proverbs 8:36 says all they that hate the Lord ". . . love death." Revelation 6:8 says the rider of the antichrist’s pale horse, ". . . and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."

While Halloween masquerades as childish fun and frolic, it’s serious business in the occult world. Witchcraft, Wicca, Satanism and paganism believe, on the night of Halloween, devils and spirits are unleashed. They perform their most hideous and potent rituals on the night of Halloween.

    Samhain: This is the "Witch’s New Year" and the primary Sabbat from which all others flow. (RavenWolf, Silver. Teen Witch, p. 42)

    Halloween is one of the four major Sabbats celebrated by the modern Witch, and it is by far the most popular and important of the eight that are observed. . . Witches regard Halloween as their New Year’s Eve, celebrating it with sacred rituals. . . (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 120)

Halloween is also among Satanism’s most cherished days. Anton LaVey, founder of The Church of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible writes:

    After one's own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween. (LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Satanic Bible, p. 96)

Satanic High Priestess Blanche Barton, on The Church of Satan web site, praises Halloween:

    It [Halloween] gives even the most mundane people the opportunity to taste wickedness for one night. They have a chance to dance with the Devil . . . I see Satanists all over the world meeting in small groups this night and Hallowe’ens 500 years hence, to raise a glass to the Infernal Hosts. . .

The Satanic Calendar decrees for Halloween: "One of the two most important nights of the year. . . Blood and sexual rituals. Sexual association with demons. Animal and human sacrifice—male or female." (

Former occultist Johanna Michaelsen reveals, "Halloween is also a prime recruiting season for Satanists." (Michaelsen, Johanna. Like Lambs to the Slaughter, p. 192)
Thank you, Maryslittlegarden! :)

Which is very naive of Vigano. As if Pope Francis’ minions will ever search for the relevant documents and say to the world press: ”Oh will you look at that, our Holy Pope is actually a lying scoundrel who rewards perverts with high positions. Blimey”

Either naive or Vigano realizes the possibility of foul play, but decided he's got nothing to lose so he might as well risk it.

The only reason I can think of why the nunciature hasn't just opened their archives, done their shredding, and declared Vigano a fraud is that they have some suspicion (as unlikely as it is) that Vigano made copies of incriminating documents and is letting them incriminate themselves further. I mean, I'd totally do that if I were Vigano, but alas, I'm not.

Final thought: as grateful as I am for Vigano having a backbone (and no, I don't care if this is an 11th hour conversion or not), I also believe that men like Vigano shouldn't exist. That is to say, clerics who spend their entire ministry in curial or administrative offices shouldn't be made bishops, much less archbishops. It's symptomatic of the institutional rot that the Roman Curia has become, where the order of bishop is conferred on men for good service or to give what's considered "necessary pretige", rather than for the sake of shepherding a diocese. Traditionally, men like Vigano were just deacons or minor clerics.

This is exactly is what is keeping me from joining the SSPX. Reconciliation with apostate Rome.

What was said here that points to reconciliation?

On Our Relations with Rome

Concerning our relations with Rome, what are the real facts?

Ever since the doctrinal discussions with the Roman theologians, you can say that we are confronted with two sources of communication, two types of relations that are established on levels that must be carefully distinguished:

    one public, official, clear source, which still imposes on us statements with essentially the same doctrinal contents;
    the other one that emanates from one or another member of the Curia, with interesting private exchanges containing new elements about the relative value of the Council, about this or that point of doctrine.... These are new and interesting discussions, which certainly should be pursued, yet nevertheless remain informal, unofficial, private discussions, whereas on the official level—despite a certain evolution of language—the same demands are always repeated.

Certainly we carefully note what is said positively in private, but here it is not really Rome speaking; these are well-meaning, timid Nicodemuses, and they are not the official hierarchy. Therefore it is necessary to stick strictly to the official documents, and to explain why we cannot accept them.
The latest official documents—for example, the letter from Cardinal Müller dated June 2017—always express the same demand: the Council must be accepted as a precondition, and after that it will be possible to keep discussing what is not clear to the Society; in doing so, they reduce our objections to a subjective difficulty in reading and comprehension, and they promise to help us to understand correctly what the Council really meant. The Roman authorities turn this prior acceptance into a question of faith and of principle; they say this explicitly. Their demands today are the same as they were thirty years ago. The Second Vatican Council must be accepted in the continuity of ecclesial Tradition, as a part to be integrated into that Tradition. They concede our point that there may be reservations on the part of the Society that deserve explanations, but in no case a rejection of the teachings of the Council as such: [for them] this is purely and simply Magisterial teaching!
Now the problem is right here, always at the same place, and we cannot shift it to somewhere else: what is the dogmatic authority of a Council that intended to be pastoral? What is the value of these new principles taught by the Council, which have been applied systematically, consistently and in perfect continuity with what had been taught by the hierarchy that was responsible both for the Council and for the post-conciliar period? This real Council is the Council of religious liberty, or collegiality, of ecumenism, of the “living tradition”..., and unfortunately it is not the result of a wrong interpretation. The proof of this is that this real Council has never been rectified or corrected by the competent authority. It conveys a spirit, a teaching, a way of thinking about the Church which are an obstacle to the sanctification of souls, and its tragic results are right before the eyes of all intellectually honest men, of all people of good will. This real Council corresponds at the same time to a doctrinal teaching and a lived-out practice that have been imposed on the “People of God”; we refuse to accept this as just another council like the others. This is why we discuss its authority, but always in a spirit of charity, for we want nothing but the good of the Church and the salvation of souls. Our discussion is not a mere theological joust and, in fact, it has bearing on subjects that are not “debatable”: the life of the Church is at stake here, indubitably. And that is what God will judge us on.
This, then, is the perspective in which we stick to the official documents from Rome, with respect but also with realism; it is not about being on the right or the left, hard-line or lax: it is simply about being realistic.

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