True Affection For The Dead

All Souls Day Evening 2023 Our bodies at the time of death are separated from our souls and undergo corruption.  All the souls of the departed will hear the voice of the Son of God at the Last Judgment.  It is an ancient practice, and one that is natural to man, to pray for the…

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Pray For Their Rest

All Souls Day 2023 The Mass of the dead is really the Mass of life.  Virtually nobody prays for the dead, which is a great injustice.  Although Purgatory is not formally denied, it is simply never mentioned.  We must pray for the priests and religious who held fast to the true traditions of our Faith,…

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We Are Offered With Christ

20th Sunday after Pentecost 2023 The three principal parts of the Mass are the Offertory, the Consecration, and the Communion of the Priest.  If we miss one of these parts, we have not assisted at Mass.  We are united to the sacrifice and are offered up with Christ.  The Mass is the purpose of creation,…

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Our Hand In Hers

First Friday October 2023 There have been many sacramentals in honor of the Blessed Virgin, but the Dominican Rosary seems to be favored above all others.  The Rosary is the sign of a true Catholic.  It is a beautiful prayer, but it is difficult and is often neglected because it requires effort.  The Rosary is…

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Comfort Her

Funeral Mass for Saundra Warner The Church encourages us to pray always for the deceased that she be released from Purgatory if she is still detained there.  We know that praying for the dead is not in vogue but its practice is pre-Christian because all peoples, sharing the primitive revelation from Adam and Eve, offered…

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Christ The King Conference

First Friday, November 2021 Two final notes concerning the Holy Souls are how they pass time in Purgatory and how we relate to them. We are raised with the secular teaching that the Church and State should be separated.  Christ spoke to the people of His time as integral individuals and did not dichotomize them…

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Remember Death

All Souls Day, Evening 2021 The ancient pagan art in Rome often had death as its theme.  We too should meditate on death but Christianize it by seeing the goal as God in heaven.  Some of our brethren have not achieved the goal yet and are in Purgatory.  We can assist them by praying for…

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All Souls Day Conference

All Souls Day 2021 Having a day to pray for the souls of the faithful departed began in the monasteries where the deceased monks were remembered in Masses, the Divine Office and by reciting 150 Our Fathers.  Souls in Purgatory are often permitted to visit family, friends and the altars where they assisted at Mass. …

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Stand With Christ And Pray

22nd Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Still in the month of the Holy Rosary, we are reminded of the 15 Promises Our Lady made concerning those who recite it.  The Mass texts today emphasize prayer which is essential as we approach the day of the Lord, whether in the particular or general judgments.  Equipped in this…

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Queen of Angels And Men

Conference On First Friday, May 2021 – Feast Of St. Stanislaus St. Stanislaus is the patron saint of Poland and an example of a bishop who gives his life to protect his flock.  The month of May is dedicated to Our Lady’s queenship and ends with Her feast day.  Pope Pius XII instituted the feast…

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