Sunday, August 30, 2020


Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!

This email is to correct an error made Thursday night at the National Republican Convention in Washington DC when it was stated by a Sister of the
Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary that Our Lady was an Un-Wed Mother her words: "while we tend to think of the marginalized as living beyond our borders, the truth is the largest marginalized group in the world can be found here in the United States. They are the unborn. As Christians, we first met Jesus as a stirring embryo in the womb of an UN-WED mother."

I believe this Sister is not totally at fault for this serious "error" about Our Blessed Ever-Virgin Mary, but it is the Bishops whose job it is to teach the Faith and Defend the Truth Can. 386 §1 & §2 and Can. 387 . This evil and blasphemous lie about Our Lady is just like the lie of "theistic evolution," they are both attacks on Our Blessed Mother and they need to be corrected by those She has called to the Priesthood, this correction needs to come from the pulpit.

Servant of God Fr. John Hardon: The Secret to Defeating the devil "the genius of satan is to deceive the human mind in order to seduce the human will. Memorize that logic. satan knows that all the evil in the world begins with ERROR. Let me repeat. satan knows that all the evil in world begins with error. In other words, all sin in the human heart begins as untruth in the human mind."
“Let no one presume to hope for the mercy of God, who dares to slight or offend God’s Mother.” ~St. Louis de Montfort

Two Terrible Translations

Description:The purpose of this article is to examine how poor translations of the word "betrothed" and the phrase "I know not man" have led to misunderstandings about the marital status of Mary and Joseph at the time of the Incarnation. Mary Giovanoni explains the two-part Jewish ceremony which proves beyond any doubt that Joseph and Mary were in fact married when the Incarnation took place. 
Publisher & Date: Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA, April 2007
The Catholic Church has two terrible English translations widely used by priests today: "betrothed" translated as "engaged" and "I know not man" translated as "I have no husband."
First, "betrothed" needs to be translated as "married" because Mary and Joseph were married before the Annunciation — when they both had signed the marriage contract at the 1st part of the 2-part Jewish ceremony. For the 1st century Jewish culture, this was the definitive point when the man and woman became husband and wife. It is necessary to remember that Mary and Joseph, as practicing Jews, followed the rules of their society, including the rites of the 2-part marriage ceremony. In any culture a couple is either "married" or "not married." There are no "almost married," "half married" or "considered married." Outsiders — those not of the culture — may choose to consider them not married. However, the outsider's opinion is of no concern to the culture.
The Talmudic website ( has much information on Jewish marriage customs. Under the section titled, "The Process of Marriage: Kiddushin and Nusuin," the Rabbi explains Mary and Joseph's 2-part Jewish marriage ceremony thus, "The process of marriage occurs in two distinct stages: kiddushin (commonly translated as betrothal) and nusuin. Once kiddushin is complete, the woman is legally the wife of the man. The relationship created by kiddushin can only be dissolved by death or divorce."
Since Mary and Joseph had completed kiddushin, by Jewish law they were married before the Incarnation — truly married as the Rabbi said. Note that the Jewish ceremony does not require that Mary and Joseph live together immediately after they become husband and wife!
After the marriage contract is signed by both, only death or divorce releases them from the marriage. If Joseph had denounced Mary publicly, she would have been stoned as an adulteress because she was married to Joseph and the child was not his. Nusuin, the second part when the husband brings his wife into his home, causes much confusion in Christian cultures because it occurs later. The Rabbis by writing down their Laws have preserved the proof that Mary and Joseph were married before the Incarnation. I cannot stress enough the importance that we carefully preserve this piece of our Jewish heritage, so it is available to future generations.
This 2-part marriage ceremony is described in the Gospel of Matthew 1:18, "Now the origin of Christ was in this wise. When Mary his mother had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit." This verse, by saying that Mary and Joseph were betrothed at the Incarnation, states that the kiddushin had been completed. Joseph was planning to dissolve the marriage privately, when the angel appeared to him and explained the true situation, "Do not be afraid, Joseph, son of David, to take to thee Mary thy wife, for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 1:20). Joseph then completed the nusuin by taking Mary his wife into his house.
God, in his infinite Wisdom, protected Mary and Jesus from harm by providing Joseph, a holy, kind man to care and provide for them. The early Fathers wrote much on living a virtuous Christian life, on combating heresies, on the Incarnation and the necessity of Mary being a Virgin. These writers would be Jews or Gentiles who remembered Jewish culture and therefore would know that Mary and Joseph were married at the Incarnation. Their immediate concerns were preaching Mary's virginity — before, during and after the Incarnation — as well as other Church doctrines and combating heresies.
However, by the 4th century A.D. knowledge of Jewish society had lessened so much that confusion resulted because of poor translations. St. Ambrose thought it necessary to reaffirm the fact that Mary and Joseph were married. To correct the poor translation of "espoused," he wrote, ". . . for any woman espoused to a man is given the name of wife. It is from the time that a marriage begins that the marital terminology is employed. It is not the deflowering of virginity that makes a marriage, but the marital contract." (St. Ambrose, "The Faith of the Early Fathers," Vol. 2, p.172).
St. Augustine also wrote that Mary and Joseph were truly married in Book 1, "On Marriage And Concupiscence." He writes, "For it was not deceitfully that the angel said to Joseph: 'Fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife.' She is called his wife because of her first troth of betrothal (kiddushin), although he had no carnal knowledge of her, nor was destined to have."
Centuries later St. Thomas Aquinas, in Summa Theologia1 (New Advent website), writes,
Thus we may say, as to the first perfection, that the marriage of the Virgin Mother of God and Joseph was absolutely true: because both consented to the nuptial bond, but not expressly to the bond of the flesh, save on the condition that it was pleasing to God. For this reason the angel called Mary the wife of Joseph, saying to him (Matthew 1:20): 'Fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife.'
St Thomas Aquinas also corrected St. Jerome's objections in the Summa Theologiae, "Was There a True Marriage Between Mary And Joseph?"2 St. Jerome assumed that marriage exists only after sexual relations. This was obviously not true of a Jewish marriage, because they are husband and wife after the kiddushin, before they live together. This misconception that a Jewish contractual marriage is the same as a Christian sacramental marriage exists today. You cannot judge "married" by our culture, when considering "married" in another very different culture.
Many modern priests believe that unless the marriage is consummated, there is no marriage. Therefore again, in our modern culture Pope John Paul II has made it abundantly clear that Mary and Joseph were married, when he wrote, "According to Jewish custom, marriage took place in two stages: first the legal or true marriage was celebrated, and then, only after a certain period of time, the husband brought the wife into his own house. Thus before he lived with Mary, Joseph was already her 'husband'"' ("Redemptoris Custos" no.18).
Definitely, the problem today is similar to previous centuries; it is poor translations of the word, "betrothal." The modern "engaged" or even the modern "betrothed" do not even come close to "married" — and "married" is the accurate translation. A question to Judie Brown on EWTN Q & A illustrates the confusion. The question, about sexual union between engaged couples, asked — Since the Bible condemns fornication but not necessarily between engaged couples, because in Biblical time if a man and woman were betrothed they were allowed sexual relations, are engaged couples allowed sexual relations? And Judie answered, "Sexual union between ANY unmarried couple is promiscuity; it is a sin. The ACT is fornication; even if the couple is engaged to be married. Your understanding of "betrothed" in Biblical times is erroneous." Judie then defines the root word, ("to betroth"), from which the Talmudic abstract ("betrothal") is derived and ends with this statement, "In strict accordance with this sense the rabbinical law declares that the betrothal is equivalent to an actual marriage and only to be dissolved by a formal divorce."
Unfortunately this is not only one person's confusion. A teacher of tenth-grade boys wrote to the "Adoremus Bulletin" Feb. 2006. While teaching the class about abstinence, the boys asked the same question, "If in the first century it was OK to have sex during engagement, why can't we do it today?" The teacher ended the letter by asking us to consider the extent to which the morality of the next generation depends "on the half-witted translation of one Latin word."
It is amazing how an unfortunate translation of one word can change historical truth to a lie, and effect the incorrect modern interpretation of a historical fact about the marital status of Mary and Joseph before the Incarnation.
Because the Jewish 2-part marriage ceremony is different, we want to force it into our concept of engagement, instead of the actual marriage that it is! A culture similar to the Jews might consider our marriage not "real" because we do not have a written contract. Whatever the word for "married" is in a culture, that is the correct translation to be used for kiddushin. Whether our culture wants to accept a 2000-year-old Jewish marriage now, is irrelevant to the truth — that Mary and Joseph were married before the Incarnation.
Unfortunately, too many priests today claim Mary was engaged, or single and pregnant, or an unwed mother, due to the poor translation of "betroth" to "engage." They never explain why God would place the Mother of His Son in such danger of disgrace. Women seem to sense the disrespect and dishonor done to the Blessed Virgin more than men. Since this is a historical law that can be researched, theology does not apply here.
Priests are erroneously taught in some seminaries that Mary was engaged to Joseph, which is not the truth. Two priests co-authored a book stating, "Mary was single and pregnant," and then in the 1st paragraph wrote that Joseph planned to divorce her. Now a divorce, which is required to dissolve a marriage, would not be necessary, if Mary were single or engaged. To protect Mary and Jesus, God sent an angel to explain the situation to Joseph, her husband. When Joseph did as the angel said and claimed Jesus as his son, thereby under the Jewish law, Joseph became the father of Jesus. This is not theological, only another consequence of Jewish Law. Because Joseph accepted publicly Jesus as his son, he was the father of Jesus in the Jewish culture, and Jesus was called — the son of the carpenter.
In an e-mail a priest defends his position by explaining "Despite the Jewish 'concept' of legal betrothal, Mary was legally and biologically a Virgin in the fullest sense and every other sense." What has Mary's virginity got to do with her marriage? That Mary was a virgin before, during and after the Incarnation is an article of Faith. A dogma I firmly believe and a matter completely outside Jewish marriage laws — which is what I am discussing here. That Mary and Joseph were married by Jewish Law is a historical fact and I doubt if Jews of any era would agree that their laws were mental concepts. I can't agree either, since the laws of a culture are very concrete objects concerning matters of life and death. It is a matter of Revelation of the Catholic Church that Mary was a virgin before, during and after the Incarnation. Her perpetual virginity does not determine whether or not she was married. The Early Church Fathers defended Mary's perpetual virginity often, for it was and is a difficult concept for the Jews and pagans.
Another priest wrote, "Mary and Joseph or any couple, are not husband and wife until they give mutual consent at the time of the wedding ceremony before the officiating minister, priest, deacon or rabbi." The whole point of the kiddushin — the 1st part of the Jewish marriage — was for the man and woman to both sign the marriage contract before witnesses. The kiddushin was their mutual consent. When the contract was signed, the couple were married under Jewish law and could only be separated by divorce or death.
When I wrote a priest who claimed on TV that Mary and Joseph were engaged, he said he could not find a Douay Rheims Bible and used a modern dictionary for the word "betrothed." Of course he found the terrible translation of "promise to marry" or "an engagement." Father did not think the listeners would be able to understand any explanation in the short period he had on TV. He considered this a theological problem, when actually it is a legal one. Now the Incarnation is theological, but not the marriage!
With my letter I had enclosed a copy of Pope John Paul II's "Redemptoris Custos" #18. Father ignored the highlighted quote of the Pope's words and claimed the Pope used "betrothed" as not married. However, throughout the section John Paul always uses "betrothed" as "married" — easily understood in the context.
Last year I became very disturbed at the prevalence of this untruth and wrote someone at EWTN whom I thought well informed. He referred my letter to an assistant, "M", who claimed that the time of Mary's marriage to Joseph is disputed. Many things can be disputed but a well-documented Jewish law does not fall in that category. Since they were married at the kiddushin, the time of their marriage was defined. Mr. "M" also claimed that St. Thomas Aquinas believed that Mary was not married at the Incarnation. As I have already quoted above, the truth is just the opposite! St. Thomas' answer to the question, "Was there a true marriage between Mary and Joseph?,"3 was a definite "Yes." It appears that Mr. "M" has confused the list of objections with St. Thomas' answer. As is St Thomas' method, he first mentions objections to Mary and Joseph being married, given by other commentators. Then St. Thomas refutes these objections, after he has explained why they were truly married at the Annunciation. First St. Thomas Aquinas describes what a true marriage is. Then he states his answer to the given question, which is that Mary and Joseph were truly married. In this same section St. Thomas quotes St. Augustine and St. Ambrose and gives their conclusion — that Mary and Joseph were married. To complete the answer, St Thomas refutes each of the three objections mentioned in the first part. Without careful reading of the Summa, it is possible to confuse the "objections" — the incorrect answers to the question — with St. Thomas' correct answer.
Now let's consider the second poor translation — "I know not man" to "I have no husband." This translation can only occur when the first bad translation is assumed true — which it isn't because of Jewish marriage laws. This second wrong translation obscures the real meaning of Mary's response to the angel. Since Mary knew she was married to Joseph, she would not have answered that she did not have a husband. In Mary's Jewish culture, the phrase: "I know not man" meant she was a virgin, that she had never had sexual relations with a man. Mary knew that as a married woman she could have marital relations. Therefore when she questioned the angel — "How shall this be done, because I know not man?" Luke 1:34 (Douay-Rheims New Testament), Mary was telling the angel that she planned to remain a virgin even though married. Being the perfect human person, Mary would have discussed this very important decision with Joseph and secured his agreement before any marriage took place. When the angel explained how she would conceive a son by the Holy Spirit and remain a virgin, then Mary, without reservation, agreed to the Incarnation.
St. Augustine — in "Of Holy Virginity"4 expands the understanding of Luke 1:34. After quoting Mary speaking to the angel, "How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?", he says:
"Whether assuredly she would not say, unless she before vowed herself unto God as a virgin. But, because the habits of the Israelites as yet refused this, she was espoused to a just man, who would not take her by violence, but rather guard against violent persons, what she had already vowed. Although, even if she had said this only, "How shall this take place?" and had not added, "seeing I know not a man", certainly she would have asked, how, being a female, she should give birth to her promised Son, if she had married with purpose of sexual intercourse."
When the Jewish marriage law — the real proof of Mary and Joseph's being truly married — is ignored or dismissed as a concept by priests today there is little chance, we will hear about it. Hopefully, when the church swings back to much better translations, the actual proof of their marriage will resurface again. The best solution would be that the 1st century Jewish marriage, as the Rabbi explained, be placed in plain sight in the Catholic Church archives for anyone interested to view! It may not be dogma, but it is a very interesting piece of our Jewish heritage and the written proof that Mary and Joseph were married before the Incarnation.
When our Jewish heritage and the teachings of Pope John Paul II are ignored, the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, St. Ambrose misinterpreted or misquoted, it appears people have made up their minds and do not want to be confused by accurate translations. Until translations improve and catechesis is more toward God and less toward social work, I doubt if there will be any change.
End notes
  1. Summa Theologiae: "Was there a true marriage between Mary and Joseph?" (
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Church Fathers: Of Holy Virginity (St. Augustine) paragraph #4, New Advent website (

Mrs. Mary Giovanoni, a retired Aero Engineer, is a wife and mother of five children and grandmother of four. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Richard, who is also a retired engineer. Prior to her marriage in 1954, she worked for Chance Vought Aircraft Corp. in Dallas, TX. While in Dallas she obtained her pilot's license, won the ZONTA International Amelia Earhart scholarship, using it to obtain her masters at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is one of the earliest women to receive recognition from the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.
Originally posted at Ignatius Press

All that I do, I do for the love of God the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Joseph.


May God have mercy on us and Our Lady of Prompt Succor, St. Joseph, St. Michael and St. Raphael guide and protect us in the days ahead,


Wednesday, July 29, 2020


Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67

¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!
“Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus”

Blessed Be Christ The King

Meditation on the Immaculate Conception by St. Padre Pio, OFM, Cap.

Eternal Love, Spirit of Light and Truth, make a way into my poor mind and allow me to penetrate as far as it is possible to a wretched creature like myself, into that abyss of grace, of purity and of holiness, that I may acquire a love of God that is continually renewed, a love of God Who, from all eternity planned the greatest of all the masterpieces created by His hands: the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

From all eternity Almighty God took delight in what was to be the most perfect work of His hands, and anticipated this wonderful plan with an an outpouring of His Grace.

Man, created innocent, fell by disobeying Him; the mark of original sin remained engraved on his forehead and that of his progeny who will bear its consequences until the end of time.

A woman brought ruin, and a woman was to bring salvation. The one, being tempted by a serpent, stamped the mark of sin on the human race; the other was to rise through grace, pure and immaculate. She would crush the head of the serpent who was helpless before her and who struggled in vain under her heel; for she was conceived without sin, and through her came grace to mankind.

Protected with Grace by Him Who was to be the Savior of Mankind that had fallen into sin, she escaped all shadow of evil. She sprang from the mind of God as a pure ray of light and will shine like a morning star over the human race that turns to her. She will be the sure guide who will direct our steps toward the Divine Sun which is Jesus Christ. He makes her radiant with divine splendor and points to her as our model of purity and sanctity. No creature surpasses her, but all creation defers her through the Grace of Him Who made her immaculate. He Whom she was to carry in her womb was the Son of God participating with the Father and the Holy Spirit in the glory of her conception.

Clothed in light from the moment of her conception, she grew in grace and comeliness. After Almighty God, she is the most perfect of creatures; more pure than the angels; God is indeed well pleased in her, since she most resembles Him and is the only worthy repository of His secrets.

In the natural order, she preceded her Divine Child, Our Lord, but in the divine order Jesus, the Divine Sun, arose before her, and she received from Him all grace, all purity, and all beauty.

All is darkness compared to the pure light that renews all creation through Him Whom she bore in her womb, as the dew on the rose.

The Immaculate Conception is the first step in our salvation. Through this singular and unique gift Mary received a profusion of Divine Grace, and through her cooperation, she became worthy of absorbing infinitely more.

My most pure Mother, my soul so poor, all stained with wretchedness and sin cries out to your maternal heart. In your goodness deign, I beseech you, to pour out on me at least a little of the grace that flowed into you with such infinite profusion from the Heart of God. Strengthened and supported by this grace, may I succeed in better loving and serving Almighty God Who Filled your heart completely, and Who created the temple of your body from the moment of your Immaculate Conception.

The Three Divine Persons imbue this sublime creature with all her privileges, her favors and her graces, and with all of her holiness.

The Eternal Father created her pure and immaculate and is well pleased in her, for she is the worthy dwelling of His only Son. Through the generating of His Son in His bosom from all eternity, He forecasts the generation of His Son as Man in the pure womb of this mother, and He clothed her from her conception in the radiant snowy garment of grace and of most perfect sanctity; she participates in His perfection.

The Son Who chose her for His Mother poured His wisdom into her that from the very beginning, by infused knowledge, she knew her God. She loved and served Him in the most perfect manner as He never until then had been loved and served on this earth.

The Holy Ghost poured His love into her; she was the only creature worthy or capable of receiving this love in unlimited measure because no other had sufficient purity to come so near to God and being near to Him could know and love Him evermore. She was the only creature capable of containing the stream of love which poured into her from on high. She alone was worthy to return to Him from Whom came that love. This very love prepared her for that “Fiat” which delivered the world from the tyranny of the infernal enemy and overshadowed her, the purest of doves making her pregnant with the Son of God.

Oh, my Mother, how ashamed I feel in your presence, weighted down as I am with faults! You are most pure and immaculate from the moment of your conception, indeed from the moment in eternity when you were conceived in the mind of God.

Have pity on me! May one compassionate look of yours revive me, purify me and life me up to God; raising me from the filth of this world that I may go to Him Who created me, Who regenerated me in Holy Baptism, giving me back my white stole of innocence that original sin had so defiled. Dear Mother, make me love Him! Pour into my heart that love that burned in yours for Him. Even though I be clothed in misery, I revere the mystery of your Immaculate Conception, and I ardently wish that through it you may purify my heart so that I may love your God and my God. Cleanse my mind that it may reach up to Him and contemplate Him and adore Him in spirit and in truth. Purify my body that I too may be a tabernacle for Him and be less unworthy of possessing Him when He deigns to come to me in Holy Communion. Amen.

We too, redeemed by Holy Baptism, are corresponding to the grace of our vocation when in imitation of our Immaculate Mother we apply ourselves incessantly to the knowledge of God in order that we may ever learn better to know Him, to serve Him, and to love Him.

PERFECT! Thank you St. Padre Pio and please pray for us!

May God bless and Our Lady of Prompt Succor, St. Joseph, St. Michael, and St. Raphael guide us and protect us in the days ahead.

Everything I do, I do for the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and St. Joseph Terror of Demons and for the love of souls. 

Saturday, July 11, 2020


Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67

¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!
“Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus”

My letter to Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati and his response.
July 10, 2020

Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67

¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!
“Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus”

Dear Archbishop Schnurr,

I have a few questions before you leave us for two weeks.

Governor DeWine has ordered, by 'his' mandate, that we wear masks in Church.

1. Is Governor DeWine an authority of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church which Jesus Christ Himself started, leaving Her to the Successors of Peter?

2. Does Governor DeWine have the "authority" to tell you, an Archbishop of the Catholic Church what to do in our churches?

3. Have you not been given by GOD thee authority to teach, care for, and feed souls? The souls which have been entrusted to you on the day of your ordination.

Governor DeWine does NOT have the authority by GOD or the United States Constitution to mandate masks. If this were not true why would our Sheriff's, Police, and the Butler County Health Commissioner is not enforcing 'his' mandate?

This IS hypocrisy; I can go to Olive Garden for lunch meeting friends who I do not live with and sit and eat, with no mask on. But I cannot go and sit in a church pew with my family members who I live with at Mass without a mask. Does this sound reasonable? Does this sound right and just to a prince of the Catholic Church, one who is a Canon Lawyer?

I want to warn that if you let this injustice proceed, for whatever reason you have, to Our Church you will be ushering in the warning that Our Lady of Fatima warned of in 1917. Are you willing to accept the consequences from Almighty God for that action? You will be permitting, by your own actions, the warning our Heavenly Mother warned of.

Are you willing to take and accept the responsibility for letting civil authorities dictate what should be done in a Catholic Church with inaccurate data and fear?

Judas acted in fear when he didn't ask Our Lord to forgive him, will you be our Judas or will you be our St. Peter who did asked Our Lord for forgiveness?

Caiphas, high priest, brought Our Lord Jesus Christ to Pilate to be crucified, please do not do that to us!

May God have mercy and Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Joseph, St. Michael and St. Raphael guide and protect us in the days ahead,
Mrs. Diane Marie Siereveld
Church Militant Resistance Group Leader for Cincinnati/Covington

"Hold the Cross high, that I may see It through the flames!"
~Saint Joan of Arc (May 30, 1431) put to death by Bishop Pierre Cauchon of Beauvais
Archbishop's response

Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Office of the Archbishop
100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 263-6612

Dear Mrs. Siereveld,
Thank you for your recent correspondence.  The Code of Canon law states in Canon 223 that “in exercising their rights, Christ’s faithful, both individually and in associations, must take account of the common good of the Church, as well as the rights of others and their own duties to others” and that “ecclesiastical authority is entitled to regulate, in view of the common good, the exercise of rights which are proper to Christ’s faithful.” 
The Bishops of Ohio have worked with Governor DeWine and believe that the measures he is taking are indeed for the common good.  Some believe that the Governor’s decisions go too far, but I can assure you there are others who believe stricter and more far-reaching measures are necessary.
With prayers and best wishes, I am
Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr
Archbishop of Cincinnati

May God bless and Our Lady of Prompt Succor, St. Joseph, St. Michael, and St. Raphael guide us and protect us in the days ahead.

Everything I do, I do for the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and St. Joseph Terror of Demons and for the love of souls. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020


 Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva CristoRey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!

St. Joan of Arc a young Catholic girl who grew up in the village of Domremy in France. Joan was about 16 years of age when she led the French Army into battle with the English. Joan was a very quiet and pious girl but she was illiterate she neither read nor wrote so she depended on others to write and read for her, a trusting soul she was and this led to her death.

St. Joan of Arc is the only Catholic saint that is acknowledged and revered by other religions. She made a mark on them like no other saint in history. She was put to death by a bishop of the Catholic Church. She stands out, she was amazing and someone to fashion your life after. St. Joan of Arc pray for me!

Today, please join me in praying the Novena to St. Joan of Arc, we need her help in the spiritual battle which now is raging in the United States and the world. It seems to us that we have no shepherd on earth to lead us. Let us pray for a saintly leader who is willing, like St. Joan of Arc, to risk their earthly life for what is waiting for those who love God and are faithful to Him. May we be blessed for our faithfulness, a gift of the Beatific Vision for which we all have been created.

May God bless and Our Lady of Prompt Succor, St. Joseph, St. Michael, and St. Raphael guide us and protect us in the days ahead.

Everything I do, I do for the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and St. Joseph Terror of Demons and for the love of souls. 

Novena to St. Joan of Arc

St. Joan of Arc, filled with compassion for those who invoke thee; filled with love for those who suffer; heavily laden with the weight of my troubles I kneel at thy feet and humbly beg thee to take my present need under thy special protection.

(here mention your petition)

Grant to recommend it to the Blessed Virgin Mary and lay it before the throne of Jesus.  Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.

Above all, obtain for me the grace to behold God face to face, and with Mary and thee, and all the angels and saints, praise Him for all eternity.

O most powerful St. Joan, do not let me lose my soul but obtain for me the grace of winning my way to Heaven forever. 

Our Father.......Hail Mary......Glory Be

St. Joan of Arc, pray for us

*That the pope will consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary without further delay.

Timeline of the life of Saint Joan of Arc

1412 January 6 Approximate date of the birth of Saint Joan of Arc.

1422 October 21 Charles VI, king of France, dies leaving a controversy about his legal heir.

1424 Summer Joan of Arc is first visited by a "Voice" in her father's garden.

1428 May Joan makes her first trip to Vaucouleurs to meet with Robert de Baudricourt asking him to send her to the King.

1428 July Joan's home village of Domremy is raided by Burgundian troops and her family joined the other villagers in taking refuge in the nearby city of Neufchateau.

1428 October 12 English begin the siege of Orleans.

1429 January Joan again visits Robert de Baudricourt and predicts military defeat for the French.

1429 February 12 Battle of the Herrings where French troops from Orleans suffer defeat.

1429 February 23 Robert de Baudricourt finally sends her on her journey to Chinon escorted by two knights Jean de Metz and Bertrand de Poulengy.

1429 March 6 Joan of Arc arrives in Chinon.

1429 March 7 or   8  Joan visits the castle at Chinon and recognizes Charles VII among the crowd.

1429 mid-March Charles has Joan examined physically by ladies of his court. He also sent her to Poitiers to be examined by Church theologians.

1429 March 22 Joan dictates her first letter to the English demanding they leave France.

1429 early-April Joan goes to Tours where she receives armor, a sword, and her banner.

1429 April 24  Joan of Arc joins the rest of her army at Blois.

1429 April 26  Joan departs Blois with the army for Orleans.

1429 April 29  Arrives before Orleans and meets Lord Dunois for the first time.
Under cover of night, Joan enters into Orleans by the Burgundy gate and goes to live there in Jacques Boucher's house. The main body of the army is forced to return to Blois and cross to the other side of the river Loire.

1429 May 4   Lord Dunois returns from Blois with the main part of the army and launched an assault against the English-held fortifications around the church of St-Loup. Joan awakens and rides out to rally the French troops just as they are falling back from a failed assault. Her appearance turns the tide.

1429 May 5  Sends final letter to the English by way of an arrow shot into Les Tourelles.

1429 May 6   Joan with army crosses the river Loire in boats to attack the southern forts. St Jean le Blanc was taken without a fight, followed by a successful assault against the English in Les Augustins.

1429 May 7  Assault on English fort Les Tourelles. Joan had predicted that she would be wounded by an arrow above her breast. In the afternoon she is wounded and the French fall back. After removing the arrow she prays and then seizes her banner and leads her troops forward again.

The Tourelles is overwhelmed and falls to the French. That evening Joan re-enters Orleans to a great victory celebration.

1429 May 8  The English abandon their remaining siege positions and withdraw from Orleans.

1429 May 15 Joan meets with Charles VII at Loches and urges him to push forward to Reims for his coronation.

1429 June 2 Joan of Arc given armorial bearings by Charles VII of a sword holding a crown with a single fleur-de-lis on the left and right.

1429 June 10 Departs Orleans with Alencon to begin the Loire Valley campaigne.

1429 June 11-12  Joan of Arc attacks and captures the city of Jargeau.

1429 June 15  Army moves forward and captures fortified bridge at Meung-sur-Loire.

1429 June 17  Joan of Arc liberates Beaugency when English garrison withdraws.

1429 June 18  Joan wins a greatest military victory at Patay when her army decimates
English force under Lord Talbot. English dead are at least several thousand while French losses are less than a hundred.

1429 June 20  Joan of Arc visits Sully to urge Charles to proceed with her to Reims.

1429 June 24  Joan meets the army and Charles at Gien to begin the march to Reims.

1429 June 25  Joan sends a letter to the town of Tournai giving greetings.

1429 June 29  Joan of Arc with the royal army departs Gien.

1429 July 1-3 Army camped near the pro-Burgundian city of Auxerre, which refuses to surrender but agrees to neutrality.

1429 July 4  Joan sends a letter to the city of Troyes as her army approaches.

1429 July 5-9  Joan of Arc besieges the city of Troyes.

1429 July 9  Troyes surrenders just as Joan is about to conduct a full assault.

1429 July 14  Chalons-sur-Marne surrenders as Joan approaches the city.

1429 July 16  Reims opens its gates to Joan of Arc and Charles VII.

1429 July 17  Sends letter to Duke of Burgundy inviting him to unite with Charles VII.

1429 July 17  Charles VII is crowned King at the great Cathedral of Reims with Saint Joan of Arc standing beside him with her banner.

1429 July 21   Joan with Charles VII and Army begin meandering journey toward Paris.

1429 July 23   Soissons liberated by Joan and her army.

1429 July 29   Château-Thierry liberated.

1429 August 5  Joan sends a letter to the people of Reims.

1429 August 15 Joan of Arc fights minor engagement with English and Duke of Bedford at Montépilloy.

1429 August 22  Joan sends a letter responding to the Count of Armagnac.

1429 August 25  Joan arrives with Alencon at St. Denis to survey the Paris defenses.

1429 August 28  Charles VII formally ratifies another worthless treaty with Burgundy.

1429 September 8  Assault on Paris begins. Joan of Arc is wounded when a bolt from a crossbow hits her in the thigh near dusk. She refused to quit urging her soldiers to continue the attack. Against her orders she was carried from the battlefield and the assault ended.

1429 September 9  Joan plans to resume offensive but Charles intervenes and orders the army to withdraw.

1429 September 21 After marching back to Gien-sur-Loire Charles VII disbands the army.

1429 November 4  With smaller army Joan of Arc captures the town of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.

1429 November 9 Joan sends a letter to the people of Riom.

1429 Late Novem  Joan of Arc begins siege of La Charité-sur-Loire.

1429 December 25 Siege of La Charité-sur-Loire fails and Joan returns to Jargeau for Christmas.

1430 Jan-March  Joan stays with Charles at his court as an unwilling honored guest.

1430 January  Joan and her family elevated to nobility and given the name du Lys.

1430 March 16  Joan sends a letter to the people of Reims.

1430 March 28  Joan sends her final letter to the people of Reims.

1430 March 29  Joan leaves the court at Sully to join the French fighting at Lagney.

1430 April Joan prays for the dead child at Lagney that makes a miraculous recovery.

1430 April 17 Joan of Arc liberates the town of Melun.

1430 May 15 Joan of Arc goes to the aid of the town of Compiègne

1430 May 23  Captured by Burgundians when the drawbridge at Compiègne is raised.

1430 May-Nov  Joan of Arc remains a prisoner of the Burgundians at Beaurevior.

1430 October  Joan attempts to escape by leaping from the tower where she is held. She survives the 60-foot fall but is re-captured.

1430 Mid-Nov  Joan is sold to the English by the Duke of Burgundy for ten thousand francs.

1430 December 25  Arrives in Rouen for her trial orchestrated by the English to kill her and destroy her reputation with the ultimate goal of making her crowning of Charles VII illegitimate.

1431 Jan-Feb Held in prison cell shackled to bed while pro-English clergy made preparations for her trial.

1430 February 21  Joan makes her first appearance in Cauchon's court before about 70 hand-picked members of the clergy. Joan cooperates but shows her resolve by refusing to swear she will answer all that they ask.

1430 March 1  Joan makes ominous prediction in court that "Before seven years the English will lose a greater prize than they did before Orleans."

1430 March 10  Cauchon re-convenes in Joan's cell away from public view with his most ruthless judges.

1430 March 27   Joan of Arc is read the seventy articles of accusation against her that Cauchon was able to concoct from her testimony.

1430 April 1  Joan became very ill after eating some fish given to her by Cauchon.

1430 May 9 Joan threatened with torture unless she denied her Voices and submits herself to the authority of the clergy present. She refuses and screams that she will retract anything they make her say.

1430 May 24  Joan is taken to the cemetery of St. Ouen where they threaten to burn her if she does not abjure. She finally agrees after they promise to take her to a Church prison.

1430 May 27  After being taken back to her prison cell she is trapped by English soldiers into wearing her old clothes that she agreed not to wear. When the clergy found her they said she had relapsed.

1430 May 30 Joan of Arc pronounced a relapsed heretic and burned in Rouen's square by English soldiers. Her last words were "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus."

1450 Early  After Rouen is liberated Charles VII decides it is time to restore Joan's name (and remove any taint of heresy from his crown) so he requests that the Church launch a Trial of Nullification

1456 July 7    After investigating Joan of Arc's life and the transcripts of her trial at Rouen for six years, the Church overturned Joan's conviction. In the Church's ruling, Joan is declared a martyr who was wrongly executed by
corrupt partisan clergy abusing a Church trial for secular purposes.

1909 April 18   Saint Joan of Arc officially beatified by Pope Pius X.

1920 May 16  Saint Joan of Arc officially canonized by Pope Benedict XV.

Saturday, April 25, 2020


Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva Cristo † Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!
“Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus”

Below was an email that I was going to send out but changed my mind, so I thought I would share it with those who come to my blog from all over the world.

Everything I do, I do for the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joseph Terror of Demons and the love of souls.

Please do not be offended by some of the things said in the audio, try to just listen and let it sink in. Think of it as a test of humility. Also, if you are doing things that are not all for GOD, because you are afraid of not being liked, remember what Jesus said: Mark 6:4 And Jesus said to them: *A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and in his own house, and among his own kindred.
Podcasts, Sermons, Talks

A Catholic’s Rights Before a Totalitarian State

A cop (Ruben Nava) and a priest (Fr. David Nix) discuss an individual Catholic’s rights of self-preservation before a hypothetical liberal totalitarian government.  Has the World Health Organization implied that a police-state is needed to end COVID-19?  There’s some compelling evidence from the WHO, Gates and even the Vatican that such is the case.  I’m sorry about the bad sound quality on my end for some of the podcast.

Jesse Ramero ex-police officer and Catholic speaker, who Fr. Nix speaks about, has written A Devil in the City of Angels where he speaks of coming up close and personal with the devil. He also works with local exorcists.

We are going into a time where you need to know everything you can about the "BATTLE" that is coming our way. PLEASE, learn learn learn your faith and prepare.. But, do not fear"Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?"~Luke 12:6 This doesn't mean we will not be punished or suffer, just letting you know.

For the Priests who I have blind copied on this email, ask yourself, WHY is the Vatican now trying to "squash" the Traditional Latin Mass and not the New/Ordinary Mass?? WHY? Why has Pope Francis made derogatory statements about those who hold to "tradition?" Latin is immutable as Our Heavenly Father is IMMUTABLE/unchangeable. GOD has not changed nor will He ever change,(we pray to help ourselves accept what is God's punishment not to change His mind) He was not an unmerciful GOD in the Old Testament and now He is a merciful GOD HE has never changed nor will He because HE is PERFECT. (THIS IS A MODERNIST VIEW OF GOD)

The world as we knew it, will never be the same due to this "virus" satan has waited for a long time, a very long time, remember satan is the ruler of this world so if you live of this world you will perish by this world. He hates the Catholic Church and he hates us more than anything, he wants our souls in the state of mortal sin, he temps us and do we follow?
GOD IS TRYING TO WAKE US ALL UP, ARE YOU WAKING UP? DO YOU YEARN FOR THE SACRIFICE OF THE HOLY MASS?? DO YOU YEARN TO BE IN HIS PRESENCE IN THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR?? IF not you need to pray harder because faith is a gift unless you pray you can lose that gift. Pray hard pray very hard that in the final days you will stay faithful and read the Apocalypse of St. John from the Douay Rheims Bible.


BREAKING: The Questionnaire on Summorum Pontificum: what’s going on behind the scenes

The Editor
Messa in Latino 
April 24, 2020

Dearest Friends,

After publishing the translations of the CDF’s letter to the Episcopal Conferences and the attached questionnaire on theapplication of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, we would like now to add some further updating on this complex and delicate matter., in fact was given some [background]information that we judge reliable.

Here it is:
1. It would seem that in the decision to effect the survey on the application of the Motu Proprio, and in the successive wording of the questionnaire, the ‘Section IV’ Office of the CDF (which corresponds to the former Ecclesia Dei Commission) was never  consulted,  not even indirectly. The former Commission had been simply informed about it (we don’t know whether it was after the fact);

2. The question whether the operation is a prelude to an attack on the Motu Proprio is circulating in the Vatican. The most prevalent answer given to this question would be “not right away…”:

3. Regarding the Holy See’s internal dynamics, it would seem that the appeal-letter* by Prof. Andrea Grillo against the recent integrations of the 1962 Missal, which were spoken about on the web over the last few week was followed up, in the sense that an inquiry was initiated, involving all the Congregations mentioned in the appeal-letter (the CDF, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments) as well as the Congregation for Catholic Education.

4. Nevertheless, the probable ‘breeding ground’ for this questionnaire would be the same one wherein the ideas of Prof. Andrea Grillo [Rorate note: the most famous liberal liturgist in Italy] are formed and spread. It is not by chance that Grillo welcomed  this news with great satisfaction on his Facebook page :

[Translation of Grillo’s  Facebook entries:  “By July all the bishops consulted by the Pope with a questionnaire on Summorum Pontificum. [Is this] the end of the state of exception? Now theologians and liturgists will have to clarify in detail the vices of the state of  liturgical exception.   It will be a precious service.”]

Connecting the reading of this questionnaire with this information, we cannot stifle the fear that it fits the type of surveys that are to deliver an already fabricated result, agreeable to the drafters [of the documents]; and that this result might consist in the “ascertainment” of  the failure of the Motu Proprio (a failure that would be placed on the level of liturgical reconciliation, of the mutual enrichment of the two forms of the Roman Rite, and, above all, on the pastoral level and priestly formation…). 

If all this is so, given that Summorum Pontificum, instead, has gathered together a very vast population of the faithful, and has been a great pastoral and vocational success, we would be dealing here with a colossal mystification of reality, perhaps destined to substantiate a reductive intervention on the scope of Summorum Pontificum, and of a return to the indult method. If not worse…

What can we say in the face of all this? May the People of Summorum Pontificum make known to those concerned immediately, that if this is the way things really are we are on to them. And the S.P. people will do everything to avoid behaving like the foolish virgins [of the Parable - Mt. 25].

The Editor. 

a letter signed by some well-known scholars, like Padre Augé and also a significant number of Prof. Grillo’s students  - currently subject to his academic authority.
May God have mercy on us for His justice is overdue,