Monthly Archives: January 2017

The orphaned Eldest Daughter

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Restore Her to Her former beauty and glory!

http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/5-of-catholics-in-france-attend-mass

The moral decay and the spritual decline of the French people is a direct result of the French Revolution, the enthronement of reason, for today, not only in France, but all across the Church, deformed consciences and distorted desires rule the day and are enthroned as the basis of a person’s religion. God must bend to the will of the people, they argue vehemently. The Eldest Daughter of the Church is in shambles, objectively. However, the Traditional Catholic presence is indeed strong because today’s Catholics with even a slight sensus Catholicus recognize that something is amiss in the Church, namely that the religion that they are being fed is not authentic, but a fake clone of Protestantism. The Novus Ordo Religion is dying, as it rightfully should be since it is a watered-down religion of Protestantism, Humanism and Modernism, a direct attack upon the Catholic Religion established by God.

By their fruits you will know them. The fruits of this experiment that has been hoisted on the Church this past century are clear as day. Less and less people attend their people-appealing Mass, the Confessionals are empty, devotions are not practiced, sin is not condemned but justified, Catholic doctrine is not taught, the Blessed Sacrament is disrespected and blasphemed, and the list could go on and on. The old was abolished and the new was forced upon the Church. This is the fruits of the Novus Ordo all over the world. Jesus Christ is dethroned and man is glorified. Ultimately, the goal of the Modernists has been to fashion a new religion and a new church, divorced of the True Church that has sanctified men throughout history.

We continue to fight and keep the Catholic Faith. We pray for the restoration of Catholic France, which will be brought about through the intercessions of Our Lady of LaSalette, St. Joan of Arc and the great Archbishop Lefebvre, who heralded from France, beginning the great restoration of the Catholic Church by founding the SSPX to protect, preserve and defend the entirety of Catholic Tradition.

~Damsel of the Faith

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My Knightly Poem featured on Catholic Truth

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https://catholictruthblog.com/2017/01/25/knight-day-fighting-the-good-fight/

By way of introduction, Catholic Truth is the premier Traditional Catholic Newsletter for Scotland. The “Editor”, founder and publisher of the newsletter is a devoted supporter of my blog, for which I thank her. I recommend everyone read her excellent newsletter.

Special thanks to Editor for publishing my poem. If you have not read my poem, I reproduce it here.

Knight & Day: Fighting the Good Fight!

From Damsel of the Faith (USA) – By email…

I thought the readers of Catholic truth, especially our Catholic men, would enjoy this poem, personally composed by myself. May it inspire you all to keep fighting for the truth of Catholic Tradition.

“Rise up, knight, the Holy Church needs you to fight for her honor against those who would dishonor such a great and glorious Queen.

Faith, Charity, Truth, Valor, Prudence and Fortitude, these are your beatitudes, with the whole armor of God and your feet shod to proclaim the Gospel of Our Lord and God.

Fearless and courageous, with the sword of truth in your hand and the love of Christ in your heart to reach the promised land.

Where art her defenders in her greatest hour, to wrest the forces of evil from those who are in power, for the hour grows late?

Stand out from the rest in your courage and bravery, militancy and hatred for the slavery of Modernism, for then we shall see who is the best.

Fight like you mean it for truth, justice and honor, and for all that is right, with your whole mind, soul and might for this is the hallmark of a true knight.

When the hour grows late and weary you grow, remember who you fight for, namely the Church of the Lord, with all manner of foes inflicting upon her the most bitter of blows to bring her to ruin.

To Rome you must ride with the Holy Angels of God on your side, for Christendom, the Church, in Hoc Signo Vinces, until she arise with the newness of life in her eyes, at her glorious and grand restoration.

Satan encamps around the Church of our Master always inflicting all sorts of disaster, to cause the destruction of souls in the hereafter, always with such gleeful laughter.

And so, Knight of the Church, fight you must for your duty to God is to be militant and brave, for His honor and glory so that souls might be saved.

Rise up, knight. The Church is in need of brave knights who will never give up the fight, to fight till the death even till the very last breath, for the Bride of Christ, the Holy Church.”

Comment:

how many Catholics today, including those raised in the Church prior to Vatican II, remember their obligation to be “Knights” – or “Soldiers of Jesus Christ”? Not many, by my reckoning – what thinkest thou? Or, in all truth, was there ever a time when the laity properly understood their vocation to be Soldiers of Christ – and were encouraged by the clergy to fight the good fight?

With thanks to “Damsel of the Faith” for sending us the above lovely poem.

~Damsel of the Faith

 

The glory of the Catholic Church in the Medieval Times:  The Crusades, Art and Architecture

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As the medieval times marched towards the creation of Western Civilization, the Catholic Church was the driving force behind all that was good at that time such as the Crusades, the wars fought in defense of the Church, as well as the art and architecture of that time which was the crowning glory of society and the Church.  Medieval comes from the latin word, “medium aveum” meaning the Middle Ages. The medieval times were a glorious era in the Church and the history of the world, but many refuse to see it and instead refer to these times as the dark ages.  In demonstrating the truth about the crusades, one should be able to see that they were just wars fought in defense of the Church and the Holy Land.  The medieval times was a major period in classical civilization, as shown through the art and architecture that came forth from that period. The Catholic Church was the driving…

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Keep thy Priests

 

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“With all your soul, fear God, revere his priests. With all your strength, love your Creator, forsake not his ministers.”  ~Sirach 7:29-30

One of my favorite poems of all time is “Keep them, Dearest Lord,” a beautiful poem written for priests. I don’t know who wrote it. If anyone does, please comment below and let me know. I’ve always had a great devotion to the Priesthood and praying for priests. My trinity of devotions include the Holy Eucharist, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Catholic Priesthood, for these three are equally the foundation of the Church. Without one, we cannot have the other and without all three, the Church would lost her supernaturality.  Hence, why satan has attacked these three so viciously and continues to do, for He knows that Christ gave the Church the means of salvation through the Priest, who offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for us, the Victim and fruit of that Sacrifice being the Holy Eucharist, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

Let us love our priests and pray for them. I dedicate this poem to my own pastor, Fr. Greig Gonzalez, SSPX.  May God love and bless him, for his untiring love and dedication to his flock.

Keep them, I pray Thee, Dearest Lord,
Keep them, for they are thine,
Thy priests whose lives burn out
Before Thy consecrated shrine.

Keep them, for they are in the world,
Though from the world apart;
When earthly pleasures tempt, allure,
Shelter them in Thy Heart.

Keep them, and comfort them in hours
Of loneliness and pain,
When all their life of sacrifice for souls
Seems but in vain.

Keep them, and O remember, Lord,
They have no one but Thee,
Yet, they have only human hearts,
With human frailty.

Keep them as spotless as the Host,
That daily they caress.
Their every thought and word and deed,
Deign, Dearest Lord, to bless.

IMPRIMATUR 

+Henry Joseph O’Leary, D.D., Archbishop of Edmonton

Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for Fr. Gonzalez and strengthen him! St. John Vianney, St. John Bosco and all patrons of priests, intercede for the Priests of God!

~Damsel of the Faith

“Honor God and respect the priest”  ~Sirach 7:31

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Impossible to keep the 6th Commandment of God

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https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=30472

The driving force behind allowing the divorced and remarried to Holy Communion is the belief that it is impossible to keep the Commandments of God, especially the 6th Commandment, that being “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” However, Our Lord said that all things are possible with God.  If we love Him, we keep His Commandments, even the most difficult.

To receive Holy Communion in the state of adultery is to explicitly force Our Lord to bless such a false union. No, Holy Communion is not a prize for the perfect. Rather, it is a nourishing bread, the Bread of Life, for the sinner who repents of his sins and desires heaven

If our feelings are the basis of our religion, then we worship ourselves. The Catholic Religion is a religion of the intellect, which assents to all the truths that must be believed for salvation. Faith, after all, is th belief in the unseen, because God has revealed, the On who can never deceive. According to the bishops, the malformed conscience is the authority that decides good and evil, not the Commandments of God and the Church. The unfaithful Maltese Bishops advocate heresy and sacrilege. The objective state of the soul is of no consequence to our salvation now? Feeding Our Lord to the devil is the new norm? This is blasphemy. Nobody can be at peace with God in the state of mortal sin, for God Himself does not live in such a soul.

Let’s read the condemnations of these heresies from the Council of Trent:

“If anyone says that the Commandments of God, even for one that is justified and constituted in grace, impossible to observe, let him be anathema.” ~Canon XVIII

“But no one, how much soever justified, ought to think himself exempt from the observance of the commandments; no one ought to make use of that rash saying, one prohibited by the Fathers under an anathema, – that the observance of the commandments of God is impossible for one that is justified. For God commands not impossibilities, but, by commanding, both admonishes thee to do what thou are able, and to pray for what thou art not able (to do), and aids thee that thou mayest be able; whose commandments are not heavy; whose yoke is sweet and whose burden light. For, whoso are the sons of God, love Christ; but they who love him, keep his commandments, as Himself testifies; which, assuredly, with the divine help, they can do.” ~Canon XX

“If any one saith, that justifying faith is nothing else but confidence in the divine mercy which remits sins for Christ’s sake; or, that this confidence alone is that whereby we are justified; let him be anathema.”  ~Canon XII

Receiving Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin makes us at peace with the devil, for his one desire is to destroy souls and the Church.

Sin boldly; we are saved and have no need of repentance, for God is pleased with us as long as we are at peace with our sins. Anathema. Luther’s teaching reigns supreme. Is that why a medal of Luther is being struck by Rome? May God have mercy on the prelates of the Church, continually crucifying Our Lord in His Church, most especially through the Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

~Damsel of the Faith

Restore the Traditional Catholic Monarchy!

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Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.” – C.S. Lewis

“She[The Church] will co-operate with an absolute monarch or a parliamentary democracy. What She insists upon is that those who govern, however they are chosen, exercise their authority in accordance with the law of God, which no individual and no state can possibly have a right to violate. Given that God is, as Pope Leo XIII taught, “the Sovereign Ruler of all,” the idea that a breach of His law can be a right and not an abuse is nonsensical.”-Archbishop Lefebvre

Yes, my father was a monarchist but I do not think that this constitutes a blemish. As far as I am concerned, I have never lent my name to any kind of political party whatever. Besides, the example of so many monarchs who betrayed their mission, as have so many bishops, certainly does not encourage one to be a monarchist! In the meantime this is the fact and we cannot deny it: the Church is a monarchy.-Abp. Lefebvre

“For the average person, all problems date to World War II; for the more informed, to World War I; for the genuine historian, to the French Revolution.” – Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Catholics should look to the period of the Middle Ages(Christendom) with fondness because it is the period in history when the civil authorities were closest in working with and helping the Catholic Church to achieve her Divine Mission.  Most of the growth of the Church in Christendom was assisted by so many good Catholic Kings and Queens who played an enormous role in developing Christian western society.  This does not mean that the Monarchy is always perfect (certainly not!) or that it is the only possible good form of government.  Abp. Lefebvre noted the many bad monarchs in history and that a parliamentary democracy founded on Catholic principles is also acceptable.  This is certainly true, although I might add that a nation all too often today turns to a godless, warped brand of democracy to escape a Catholic form of government.  A truly traditional Catholic Monarchy is arguably the best form of government not only because because it guarantees support and protection for the Church and for souls, but because it also most directly reflects the hierarchy of the Church itself.

Since the 1500s, the attacks of Protestantism, Modernism(especially with Vatican II), Communism, and Freemasonry have all but destroyed the Monarchy.  I was asked today what I would most fear if I lived during the Middle Ages.  My answer was these modern errors of today because they weaken the influence of the Truth and ultimately lead to chaos and destruction. We must fight against them by prayer and by holding firm to and defending the Faith.

Even in this great crisis of the Church, however, we have much Hope!  Catholics are not supposed to wish that they lived in a different era.  God has allowed them to live in this era for a reason!  And what an era it is! There are many good Catholics and Catholic Clergy who are working for the eventual Great Restoration. It is in its beginning steps now! When the time comes that the Church crisis may end, we have it promised by Heaven that there will be a full restoration of all things in Christ. We should thus certainly prepare the way for this wonderful era!

If our readers are interested, the authors of this blog also moderate a Facebook group titled Knights and Ladies-Chivalry lives!.  The group is very active and one of few Facebook groups to promote and support the restoration of the Traditional Catholic Monarchy.  The Damsel herself (“Lady Hannah”) is also starting a website, knightsandladies.com, for the same purpose. While the format will be somewhat similar to our Damsel of the Faith blog, it will be of a slightly different nature and eventually feature more items as this project will hopefully come to fruition.

Viva Christo Rey!!! All of for the glory of God and the salvation of souls! 

~ Steven C., “The Knight of Tradition”

The Triumph of Our Lady cometh

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The triumph of the Immaculate Heart will result as an act of providence, for the beginning of the Age of Mary, where she will be exalted and glorified by all mankind, who will each and every one become a fervent Catholic. Then will she have completed what she was sent by God to this Earth to do – show herself as our loving Mother, pleading for souls, so as to save us from the pit of hell and take us to the glory of Heaven. Please God, let this restoration happen soon.

“According to my reading of history, the epochs in which Faith is the strongest, piety the most robust, and the church wins her grandest victories, whether in individuals or in nations, are precisely those in which devotion to Our Lady, or the worship of her virtue, is the most diffused, the most vigorous and flourishing.”  ~Dr. Orestes Browning

~Damsel of the Faith