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I would also say that this letter, written by Stephen Brady in 2008, offers the best summary of the traditional Catholic experience from a neutral perspective. I would certainly want fellow Catholics in 100 years to read this.


Dear Fellow Catholic:
RCF is broke but, as you will read below, this is not a fundraising letter.
Across the country most charities, non-profits and other philanthropic organizations are feeling a financial crush due to the collapsing economy. RCF is no exception. I briefly considered a new fundraising campaign but instead have decided that it is time to close the doors of The Ro- man Catholic Faithful, Inc.
Many of you will remember the letter that I sent out in our last newsletter in 2008. Because my announcement today will make no sense unless you have read it, I am repeating that letter here before I go further with this one:
The thoughts expressed in this letter have been with me for some time now. It is not without great reflection and prayer that I pen this letter which lays out a new direction for RCF. I hope that most of our supporters will approve of this direction. Some will no doubt disapprove. How- ever, what really counts is God's opinion.
Over the last 12 years that RCF has been in existence I cannot count the number of times that I received a phone call that goes something like this. Mr. John Doe reports that his pastor is (choose one):
__ Forbidding kneeling while receiving Communion
__ Living in a homosexual relationship with another man
__ Preaching that Hell does not exist
__ Allowing children to receive First Communion without Confession __ Endorsing a local "gay ministry" organization in the weekly bulletin __ Etc., etc. etc.
I would dutifully assist John Doe in helping him write a letter to the local bishop. John Doe would later call me and state that nothing had changed. Or, maybe worse, the bishop contacted him and supported the pastor in his errors or infidelity. It seemed that there were very few par- ishes where a parent could safely allow their children to participate in Church programs. Even if you found a decent pastor it was the liberal, in name only, Catholics who ran the Parish pro- grams. In some cases children were even denied the Sacraments if their parents refuse to send

them to these heretical parish programs. I prayed that one bishop would speak out publicly against this corruption and give direction to the faithful. The silence was deafening - or at least so I thought.
During the years of RCF's existence I watched Pope John Paul II almost totally ignore the scan- dal of clerical molestation of children while he traveled the world preaching the false doctrine of ecumenism and hosting scandalous inter-faith prayer sessions. I have watched the present pope endorse a Vatican "instruction" on homosexuality and the priesthood, a document which is essentially a user's guide for admitting sodomites to Holy Orders. Within the last few months he has cast doubt on the existence of Limbo. I could go on and on with page after page of examples of corruption and doctrinal infidelity that reaches to the very highest levels of the hierarchy. Most of you have heard these stories before so I need not waste your time.
Still, with all this I desperately wanted to be "in union" with the Bishop or at least Rome. I de- cided to take a long hard look at what it meant to be "in union."
Bishop Daniel Ryan was in union with Rome despite the fact that the hierarchy knew he was raping teenage boys. Bishop Anthony O'Connell was in union with Rome when the Pope ap- pointed him Bishop of West Palm Beach, Florida despite the fact that the hierarchy knew he had molested teenage boys. They even made a payment to one victim on his behalf years earlier. The list goes on and on but what's the point? The point is being in "union" with Rome or your local Bishop can lead you to Hell. Rome knows full well that Bishops like Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles and Howard Hubbard of Albany have lost their faith but still they are in union with Rome while they destroy their Dioceses.
While bishops and priests in union with Rome have been destroying the Faith - good Holy Priests have been stripped of their faculties for simply defending the faith. Most of you know of a priest who falls into this category.
Fr. John Hardon, S.J. (RIP) was one of the first priests to offer his help to RCF (No one could doubt Father's orthodoxy). In 1996 Fr. Hardon arranged for me to speak at a Detroit parish and helped RCF raise funds. At the time he was telling anyone who would listen that, according to his Vatican superiors "one diocese after another would be lost unless the laity did some- thing." Fr. Hardon was making it very clear that the Bishops were corrupt and destroying the Church.
I believed that one thing RCF could do was publicly expose this corruption, prick the conscience of the once faithful and maybe then things would change. I was wrong.
It was Fr. Hardon who suggested I use the canonical services of Fr. Alfred Kunz of Dane, Wis- consin. While Fr. Kunz was glad to help RCF, he made it clear that "you will find no justice in the Church today." Father's comments added to those of Hardon's painted a very dismal picture. But I still had hope that the "system" might work. Fr. Alfred Kunz was brutally murdered in 1998 while he was helping RCF with the case of predatory homosexual Bishop Daniel Ryan. Father's killer has never been found.
It was Father Hardon who informed me that Fr. Malichi Martin was "right with the Church." Fr. Martin had offered his help to RCF and I contacted Fr. John Hardon for his opinion. Fr. Martin believed that the Bishops' hatred for tradition and devotions were proof that they had lost their faith.

Despite the warnings from these three priests RCF set out to expose the corruption with the hope that some member of the hierarchy would help lead us out of these dark times. I realize now we tried in vain. Despite this set back we will continue to expose the corruption. The Bish- ops will not get a pass from RCF.
One of the disturbing aspects of my work has been to learn that most "Catholics," because of corrupt bishops and clergy, have no sense of sin or scandal, or the Sacred. They speak of abor- tion and homosexual activity as if it harmed no one.
For these reasons I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer, in good conscience, rec- ommend to Catholics in distress that they in any way return to their Novus Ordo parish with essentially band-aid solutions to what is a much deeper problem. In a word, I now believe that the so-called Traditionalist Catholics are right. That is, the present post-Conciliar ecclesial es- tablishment has, in large part, lost the Catholic Faith. That being said, where do we turn?
Fortunately, that Faith is now being valiantly preserved in numerous Traditional chapels, Ora- tories and Mass centers throughout the world. As Christ promised, the Gates of Hell would never prevail against the Church even though the light of faith may be dimmed in many or even most places, as occurred in the Arian Heresy during the Fourth Century. While my family still attends a diocesan parish to fulfill our Sunday obligation, we are in search of a new home.
I now realize that sending Catholics back to their parish to stop a clown Mass or to protest the horrible treatment of Our Lord's Body and Blood or to ask for a correction of some other litur- gical abuse is a waste of time. No, it is more than that — it is bad advice. Part of the problem is with the Novus Ordo Mass itself which, as Cardinal Ottaviani wrote in 1969 to Pope Paul VI after an exhaustive study of the New Mass "The accompanying critical study of the Novus Ordo Missae, the work of a group of theologians, liturgists and pastors of souls, shows quite clearly in spite of its brevity that if we consider the innovations implied or taken for granted which may of course be evaluated in different ways, the Novus Ordo represents, both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was formulated in Ses- sion XXII of the Council of Trent. The 'canons' of the rite definitively fixed at that time provided an insurmountable barrier to any heresy directed against the integrity of the Mystery...
"Desacralising omissions everywhere debase the mystery of the Church. Above all she is not presented as a sacred hierarchy: Angels and Saints are reduced to anonymity in the second part of the collective Confiteor: they have disappeared, as witnesses and judges, in the person of St. Michael, for the first...
"The unity of the Church is gravely compromised by the wholly intolerable omission from the entire Ordo, including the three new Prayers, of the names of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Foun- ders of the Church of Rome, and the names of the other Apostles, foundation and mark of the one and universal Church, the only remaining mention being in the Communicantes of the Ro- man Canon...
"It is evident that the Novus Ordo has no intention of presenting the Faith as taught by the Council of Trent, to which, nonetheless, the Catholic conscience is bound forever. With the promulgation of the Novus Ordo, the loyal Catholic is thus faced with a most tragic alternative.
"St. Pius V had the Roman Missal drawn up (as the present Apostolic Constitution itself recalls)

so that it might be an instrument of unity among Catholics. In conformity with the injunctions of the Council of Trent it was to exclude all danger, in liturgical worship, of errors against the Faith, then threatened by the Protestant Reformation. The gravity of the situation fully justified, and even rendered prophetic, the saintly Pontiff's solemn warning given at the end of the Bull promulgating his Missal "should anyone presume to tamper with this, let him know that he shall incur the wrath of God Almighty and his blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul. (Quo Primum, July 13, 1570)".....
[See for the full text of the "Ottaviani Intervention."]
Therefore, for reasons of doctrinal orthodoxy, liturgical integrity and to lead a moral life, we urge all Catholics to abandon the corrupt, destructive, heterodox and limp-wristed Novus Ordo establishment and to seek out the Catholic Faith at Traditional Mass centers. These include:
1. Oratories and chapels of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX)
Even the Vatican now admits that SSPX is not in schism (See columns/mershon/070410).
2. Independent Traditional Mass Centers
Perhaps no finer example can be found than Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Garden Grove, California, whose Pastor is the brilliant, orthodox and indefatigable Fr. Patrick Perez.
3. "Approved" Indult Masses
Here we must raise a word of caution. It is unfortunately the case that, in order to obtain "official" permission to celebrate the Traditional Mass, priests are pressured to compromise in their homilies concerning the contemporary errors infesting the Church. This does not deny that fact that there are many solid and holy priests celebrating local Indult Masses and Masses of the Fraternity of St. Peter and the Institute of Christ the King. Discretion must be used in attend- ing such Masses, especially when the Holy Communion distributed at Masses includes Hosts from a prior Novus Ordo Mass which may or may not have been a valid Mass, depending upon the additional tampering with the liturgy that might have been committed by the "presider" at that Mass.
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre warned the Catholic world 40 years of the problems and dangers that existed with the new Mass and all that flowed from it. In 1970, Rome approved the Archbishop's founding of the Society of St. Pius X. For more information on history on the Archbishop and SSPX contact Angelus Press at <http://> ( 1-800-966-7337) or contact RCF.
I am not a pope, nor a bishop, nor even a priest. I am just a layman who wants to save his own soul and that of his family. For reasons known only to Our Lord, I have been entrusted with an apostolate dedicated to fighting corruption in the Church and protecting children and others from harm. I am now taking what I believe to be the next step in that apostolate. I ask for all your prayers and, most of all, for the help of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
VIVA CRISTO REY!! Stephen Brady, President
Today I am even more convinced of what I wrote back then. The recent horror of watching Notre Dame University honor America's Abortionist in Chief Barack Obama, and the accompa- nying silence from the Vatican, demonstrates convincingly that the Conciliar Church is corrupt from top to bottom. I cannot in good conscience commit financial resources to "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic" in the Conciliar Church. For this reason, I have decided to dissolve RCF.
I hope that, by the Grace of God, I have done some good in the years that I was President of Ro- man Catholic Faithful. I cannot tell you how blessed I was to work with many heroically strug- gling priests and lay men and women, moms and dads.
As the darkening clouds envelop the world today, it is clear to me that no mere human effort can save the Church. That role has been assigned by Our Lord to His Mother, our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. We know from the approved Marian apparitions at Fatima, Akita and Quito, that Our Lady is destined to save the Church and mankind at a time when the world is enslaved in sin. Our Lady revealed to Sister Lucy that the Pope and all the bishops must to- gether Consecrate Russia to Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. As of this moment, the world stands in great peril of an "annihilation" of certain nations because Our Lady's request has not been obeyed.
I believe that our work as RCF has gone as far as it can go. For those of you who have had ears to hear, you know what must be done:
Pray for the Pope, that he will command this requested Consecration, a Consecration that will bring world peace and restore Holy Mother Church.
Pray the Rosary every day.
Attend the Traditional Latin Mass. Receive the Sacraments frequently. Wear Our Lady's scapular.
God bless you all, and Viva Cristo Rey!
"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."


Quote from: Cosmas on November 24, 2022, 09:22:49 AM
Francis' speech in Ireland calling anyone covering up for pedo priests "cacca" (s***t in Spanish).  Then days later Vigano's bombshell declaration exposing Bergoglio for doing just that - covering up for pedo priests, saying by logic Bergoglio is ironically calling himself "cacca."  :D

And this was after abortion had been legalised and as can be imagined, dear Pope Francis hadn't a word to say on the matter. The Grassi and Inzoli stuff predated Vigano's early useful commentaries (focussing on specifics not generalities about what's wrong with the world), despite a fair few Catholic journos with Italian and Spanish those stories never gained traction despite their coverage, but that's because the Amazon Pope is the TPTB man in the Church. So NYT etc gave coverage to a very contrived claim about Pope Benedict not dealing with an abuse case, but barely a word on how Francis is a friend of faggots and pederasts. Given his gay traitor judas cradling Jesus painting in his office, one might wonder about Francis himself.

The nearest I have is 'Pope Paul's New Mass' by Michael Davies, but I apart from knowing the volumes are in the house, I might need to spend a while looking for them.

The biography by +Tissier is excellent and not some pious enconium.

Padre Pio: Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.


Anyone got a wooden pachamama?

I might look on ebay
Contentment is knowing that you're right. Happiness is knowing that someone else is wrong.


Contentment is knowing that you're right. Happiness is knowing that someone else is wrong.



You would not have a Sede Vancante coin in your house?

Contentment is knowing that you're right. Happiness is knowing that someone else is wrong.


aahhh, I thought it was Vatican City coin, I didn't see the sede vacante part.  I hate when people who know I practice my faith bring me home beads from Medugorje or any prayer cards not pre Vatican II so I thought this was another novelty from the VII novelty range.


These are items for a museum not a shrine.

I would want a nazi flag and armband in a museum about the 20th Century.  So a Pachamama would make sense too.
Contentment is knowing that you're right. Happiness is knowing that someone else is wrong.

Michael Wilson

The works of Mr. Patrick Henry Omlor (1931-2013); his book: "Questioning the Validity of the New All English Canon", was the single most important work of the Traditionalist cause in the late 60's. It ignited the resistance to the new canon, and led to the beginning of independent Mass centers, which would evolve into the traditionalists chapels that we have today. His "INTERDUM" series, also explored the heretical nature of the Vatican II documents the new Catechisms and what he correctly called "The Robber Church". His writings are still available collected in book form, here:
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers


I think I'd put Teilhard de Chardin's Piltdown Man dressed in one of Malachi Martin's tweed suits
"If anyone in word and mind does not properly and truly confess according to the holy Fathers all even to the last portion that which has been handed down and preached in the holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church of God...let him be anathema." -- Pope Martin I, The Lateran Council (649)


Quote from: TrendyWeb1 on December 31, 2022, 03:01:26 PMI think I'd put Teilhard de Chardin's Piltdown Man dressed in one of Malachi Martin's tweed suits


I really miss "likes".
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael's Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    "My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you're supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen"

Innocent Smith

Quote from: Lynne on December 31, 2022, 06:35:59 PM
Quote from: TrendyWeb1 on December 31, 2022, 03:01:26 PMI think I'd put Teilhard de Chardin's Piltdown Man dressed in one of Malachi Martin's tweed suits


I really miss "likes".

I just gave you one.  Look below the text.
I am going to hold a pistol to the head of the modern man. But I shall not use it to kill him, only to bring him to life.


Padre Pio: Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.