As has been noted so many times before on this website, the entire anti-dogmatic, anti-liturgical, anti-Catholic ethos of conciliarism has destroyed, corrupted or eroded the sensus Catholicus in the souls of millions upon millions of Catholics who are as yet attached to the structures of this false religious sect in the belief that they are adhering to the Catholic Church. The conciliar robber barons have robbed Catholics of their spiritual patrimony and left them by the wayside much in the manner of the man who had been robbed by thieves and left for dead in the parable of the Good Samaritan that was read at Holy Mass on the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday, August 23, 2020, which was also the Commemoration of Saint Philip Benizi, one of the Seven Holy Founders of the Order of the Servites.
To be sure, there are many faithful Catholics who try to adhere to the Faith without realizing what has happened in the past fifty-five years since the close of the “Second” Vatican Council. Speaking only for myself, although I did not see the total truth of our ecclesiastical situation for over thirty years, I always knew that false religions were hideous in the sight of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, and that there the Catholic Church is the one and only true Church founded by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ even though I tried to reconcile the irreconcilable and to defend the indefensible by pretending that the documents of the “Second” Vatican Council could be seen in some kind of Catholic light. Nevertheless, though, I did try to defend the Faith in my teaching career despite adhering materially to the heresies of what I have know since 2006 to be a false religious sect and to try to exhort my students to convert to what I thought at the time was the Catholic Church.
In this regard, therefore, it is always encouraging to learn of Catholics who rise to the defense of the Faith against sacrileges committed by the conciliar clergy. This is what happened in Saint Patrick’s Land of Saint and Scholars, Ireland, that has reverted to its Druid roots in large measure because of the heresies, apostasies, blasphemies, outrages and abominations of the conciliar sect, including this hideous cult’s sacramentally barren liturgical rites that have been the principal means of destroying apostolic succession and the priesthood while integrating most Catholics into its false ethos over the course of time, as a small group of Catholics gathered outside of Saint Patrick’s Church in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Ireland, on Saturday evening, August 15, 2020, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to protest a Mohammedan imam’s “call to prayer” inside of the church on April 3, 2020, the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Passiontide.
The confrontation between the small group of protesters, whose spokesman appears to be a young man in his late twenties or early thirties, and the conciliar presbyter, “Father” Stephen Farragher, in the parking lot of Saint Patrick’s Church prior to Saturday evening anticipated liturgical travesty for what was the “Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time” (something that I had to look up as pay as much attention to the liturgical calendar of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical abomination as I do to the liturgical calendar of the heretical and schismatic Anglican sect, which is none) was very telling for several reasons.
As can be seen from the video recorded by one of the protesters (see Conciliar Presbyter Confronted), the confrontation between the presbyter, who permitted the Mohammedan imam to give a “blessing” to his fellow worshipers of the false god named “Allah,” and the small group of Catholics is instructive on many points, starting with the fact that it had to occur at all.
First, the false conciliar religion has so devastated the once proudly Catholic island nation, Ireland, whose sons and daughters shed so much blood at the hands of the English who had apostatized in the Sixteenth Century that an well-intentioned effort to preserve some semblance of the Faith in Ireland is considered by a presbyter and one of his parishioners to be “abusive” and something that is foreign to the modern “diversity” of Ireland, the likes of which was anathema to every good Irish Catholic until the “Second” Vatican Council.
Second, the small number of those protesting a sacrilege that had occurred four months earlier is symbolic of the devastated vineyard within the conciliar sect. Only a handful of Catholics saw the outrage that had taken place on Friday, April 3, 2020. Only a handful recognized an offense given to the Most Blessed Trinity and thus tried to call attention to it. Only a handful. Just a handful.
Third, the presbyter’s misuse of Sacred Scripture to claim that all are “welcome in the Lord’s house” is indicative of his own adherence to the manifest heresy that all religions please God. They do not. Saint Paul the Apostle tells us this quite directly:
Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?
 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing:  And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6: 16-18.)
The beloved Apostle, Saint John the Evangelist, explained that we must have nothing to do with those who “revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ” and that such people “hath not God”:
 For many seducers are gone out into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh: this is a seducer and an antichrist.  Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward.  Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son.  If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him, God speed you.
 For he that saith unto him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works. (2 John 1: 7-11.)
Men such as “Father” Stephen Farragher, having lost the Faith, believe that those who deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ are “believers” worthy of respect and “inclusion,” and they must ignore the following plain words of Pope Pius XI in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, that have been flushed down the Orwellian memory hole by the conciliar revolutionaries courtesy of dogmatic evolutionism, which goes by such euphemisms as “living tradition” or the “hermeneutic of continuity” within conciliar circles:
So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. During the lapse of centuries, the mystical Spouse of Christ has never been contaminated, nor can she ever in the future be contaminated, as Cyprian bears witness: “The Bride of Christ cannot be made false to her Spouse: she is incorrupt and modest. She knows but one dwelling, she guards the sanctity of the nuptial chamber chastely and modestly.” The same holy Martyr with good reason marveled exceedingly that anyone could believe that “this unity in the Church which arises from a divine foundation, and which is knit together by heavenly sacraments, could be rent and torn asunder by the force of contrary wills.” For since the mystical body of Christ, in the same manner as His physical body, is one, compacted and fitly joined together, it were foolish and out of place to say that the mystical body is made up of members which are disunited and scattered abroad: whosoever therefore is not united with the body is no member of it, neither is he in communion with Christ its head. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
Obviously, all of the documentation provided just above explains why we should not be in any kind of "communion" whatsoever with Jorge Mario Bergoglio or his false church, which leads to a third point about the confrontation that took place outside of Saint Patrick’s Church on Saturday. August 15, 2020: namely, that the well-meaning protesters seem not to recognize and/or understand that “Father” Stephen Farragher did exactly what his conciliar “popes” and “bishops” have done ever since the days of Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI paid his obeisance to the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople, Athenagoras, on July 25, 1967, the Feast of Saint James the Greater, and Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II’s entering to the Rome Synagogue on April 13, 1986, where he, Wojtyla/John Paul II, who believed himself to be the Vicar of Christ on earth, permitted himself to be treated as an inferior inside a place of devil worship. This sacrilege occurred six months before he convened an assembly of “religions” for the first World Day of Prayer for Peace at Assisi, Italy, on October 27, 1986, thus ushering several such sacrileges under his own false “pontificate” and that have continued under each of his successors, Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has outdone each of his successors in his acts of obeisance to one false religion after another
Consider how “Pope Benedict” offended God by entering into the Blue Mosque in Constantinople on November 30, 1986, at turned in the direction of Mecca at the prompting of his Mohammedan host while assuming the Mohammedan prayer position:
Consider also what Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI said when he visited Jordan and Israel in 2009:
Places of worship, like this splendid Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque named after the revered late King, stand out like jewels across the earth’s surface. From the ancient to the modern, the magnificent to the humble, they all point to the divine, to the Transcendent One, to the Almighty. And through the centuries these sanctuaries have drawn men and women into their sacred space to pause, to pray, to acknowledge the presence of the Almighty, and to recognize that we are all his creatures. (Speech to Muslim religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Rectors of universities in Jordan in front of the mosque al-Hussein bin Talal in Amman)
Ratzinger/Benedict at the Mosque Al-Hussein bin Talal, Amman, Jordan, Saturday, May 9, 2009.
I cordially thank the Grand Mufti, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, together with the Director of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, Sheikh Mohammed Azzam al-Khatib al-Tamimi, and the Head of the Awquaf Council, Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab, for the welcome they have extended to me on your behalf. I am deeply grateful for the invitation to visit this sacred place, and I willingly pay my respects to you and the leaders of the Islamic community in Jerusalem. (Courtesy visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the Mount of the Temple, since when is a place of false worship "sacred" to the true God of Divine Revelation?)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI entering the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 12, 2009. Note that the false "pontiff" has taken off his shoes once again.
Saints gave up their lives rather than to give even the appearance of such apostasy.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI entering the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 12, 2009. Note that the false "pontiff" has taken off his shoes once again.
Here is a quick antidote to this apostasy? Back to Pope Leo XIII's Custodi Di Quella Fede once again:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
No, the problem is not with “Father” Farragher but with his false religion. While it is understandable that some younger Catholics do not as of yet see the connection between what happened at Saint Patrick’s Church on April 3, 2020, and the general state of apostasy that has been spearheaded by the heretical words and treacherous actions of the conciliar “popes,” what is truly tragic about this episode is how thoroughly immersed in falsehood that some of the older Catholics who came to “assist” Farragher as he preached a “diversity” of belief that is foreign to the mind of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and thus to His Holy Church have become completely indifferent to the fact there would be no Ireland as it has been known without the missionary work of Saint Patrick to eradicate false worship on the Emerald Isle. Equally remarkable is the relative ease with which the conciliar officials have been able to convince older Catholics to consider Catholic teaching, liturgy and pastoral practices in the past were bad and had to be replaced with a “simpler,” less penitential, more celebratory “religion” that sought “peace” with the world and with other “religions.”
Far from the mind of “Father” Farragher and the small number of people who came out of Saint Patrick’s Church to confront the protesters is the example of English and Irish Catholic families that refused to surrender to Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell and each of the other tyrants who made war upon the Catholic Faith and upon those who adhered to it and would not apostatize to embrace the false Anglican religion that has many similarities to the false conciliar religion. Over 72,000 faithful Catholics were killed in England and Ireland between 1534 and 1547 by the lecherous, bigamous, incestuous, gluttonous drunkard of a tyrant named King Henry VIII after he had Parliament pass the Supremacy England. More thousands were killed under Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of his own illegitimate daughter, mistress and wife, Anne Boleyn, and then under various English potentates and the aforementioned Oliver Cromwell and his hapless son Richard Cromwell between 1641 and 1649. Other Catholics went into hiding and withdrew from society as they paid exorbitant taxes, hid priests in peepholes in their homes and relinquished all claims to their titles and ranks as member of the nobility.
Amazingly, a story of once such family, the Bedingfelds, has been published and has received a surprisingly sympathetic treatment in the mainslime press, including the English National Trust and our own purveyor of multiple historical falsehoods, the Smithsonian Magazine, which featured a story about the remnants liturgical vestments and books found in Oxburgh Hall that is appended below.
The National Trust story below represents a stark contrast with the embrace of one false religion after another by the conciliar “popes” and their factotums such as “Father” Stephen Farragher, who think nothing of committing the sacrilegious acts of apostasy that caused families such as the Bedingfields to forfeit all their worldly honors to remain faithful to the one, true Church, the Catholic Church, which alone is the sole means of human sanctification and salvation of thus of all genuine and lasting social order:
The Bedingfeld family have remained devout Roman Catholics throughout their 500 year history at Oxburgh Hall. When Henry VIII became Head of the Church of England, little could the Bedingfelds’ have foreseen how their religious beliefs, could have consequences for successive generations.
Built around 1482 in highly-fashionable red brick, Oxburgh Hall was intended to reflect the newly acquired status of Sir Edmund Bedingfeld at royal court. A rising star, he was knighted and even hosted a visit from the King and Queen. A further 100 years of royal service and patronage followed, when the family’s fortunes flourished. The family’s support of Catholic Mary I in her claim to the throne brought the family unprecedented power and prestige.
With the succession of Elizabeth I, the family’s fortunes changed dramatically. The Act of Uniformity, in 1559 outlawed Mass and it became illegal not to attend the parish church for the Anglican rite. The Bedingfelds’ refusal to change their faith after the reformation cost the family dearly, both politically and financially. (Oxburgh Hall: The Rise and the Fall of the Bedingfeld Family.)
Interjection Number One:
The Mass of all ages was declared “illegal” by the Anglican heretics and apostates. This is very similar to what happened after the promulgation of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service by Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria/Paul VI on April 3, 1969 and went into effect on the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 1969. Although some apologists for the new order of things have asserted that Montini/Paul VI could not suppress the Immemorial Mass of Tradition, the fact remains that the second in the current line of antipopes hated the true Mass as was redolent of a Faith that was deemed to be “outdated” for the “mentality” of that mythical entity called “modern man.”
Montini/Paul VI told us this in his own words:
We must all modify the mental habits we have formed concerning the sacred ceremony and religious practices, especially if we have believed that ceremony to be a performance of outward rites and that in practice no more was required than a passive and distracted attendance.
One must make oneself aware that a new spiritual pedagogy has been born of the Council. That is what is novel about it, and we must not hesitate to make ourselves, first of all, disciples and then upholders of the school of prayer that has begun.
We may not relish this, but we must be docile and trust. The religious and spiritual plan unfolded before us by the new liturgical constitution is a stupendous one for depth and authenticity of doctrine, for rationality of Christian logic, for purity and riches of culture and art. It corresponds to the interior being and needs of modern man. . . . [the liturgical reform] affects habits that are dear to us, habits respectable enough maybe. . . . [and it might also be true that the reform] requires of us some effort.
It is well that this should be so, as one of the goals of the reform was the sharing of the faithful in the rites the priest directs and personifies. And it is good that it is actually the authority of the Church that wills, promotes and kindles the desire for this new manner of praying, thus giving greater increase to her spiritual mission.
It was and is, the Church's first care to safeguard the orthodoxy of prayer. Her subsequent care is to make the expression of worship stable and uniform, a great work from which the spiritual life of the Church has derived immense benefits. Now this care of hers is still further extended, modifying aspects of ancient rituals which are inadequate today.
The Church is aiming with courage and thoughtfulness to deepen th essential significance of community needs and the supernatural value of ecclesiastical worship. Above all, she is making more evident the part played by the word of God, whether of Sacred Scripture or that taught through the Church in the catechism and the homily, thus giving to the celebration its pure and, at the same time, its heart and center. (Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI, as quoted in "Be 'Docile' To Liturgy Changes, Pope Says," The Catholic Courier, January 21, 1965, p. 1. Be 'Docile' to Liturgy. See the appendix below for a rough translation from the Italian language original of the general audience remarks, which were divided into parts, the latter part of which reflects the Religious News Service wire report that was published in The Catholic Courier of the Diocese of Rochester. The then universal public face of apostasy, Paul VI, addressed the theme of false ecumenism on January 20, 1965, just in case you would like to know what this egregious little man did for an encore seven days later.)
Well, ladies and gentlemen, to quote a former colleague of mine, "There you have it."
Giovanni Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI provided a perfect description of the spirit of the counterfeit church of conciliarism's liturgical revolution that touched almost every theme that has been repeated by its apologists for the past fifty years now. Some of us have heard these themes over and over again, whether from the lecterns at which priests or presbyters gave their "homilies" or, in the case of those who us who spent time in seminary, in formal classroom settings.
Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Let it not be said that the conciliar revolutionaries did not tell us exactly what they had planned to do, and same on those of us who were too busy with "other things" or too blind to the truth at the time to have refused to understood what Paul The Sick signified on January 13, 1965, would occur or who, worse yet, tried to justify such rantings as his as well as the oft-quoted ones that follow below:
We must strip from our Catholic prayers and from the Catholic liturgy everything which can be the shadow of a stumbling block for our separated brethren that is for the Protestants." (Annibale Bugnini, L'Osservatore Romano, March 19, 1965.)
Let it be candidly said: the Roman Rite which we have known hitherto no longer exists. It is destroyed. (Father Joseph Gelineau, who worked with Annibale Bugnini's Consilium, Quoted and footnoted in the work of a Father John Mole, who believed that the Mass of the Roman Rite had been "truncated," not destroyed. Assault on the Roman Rite)
Certainly we will preserve the basic elements, the bread, the wine, but all else will be changed according to local tradition: words, gestures, colors, vestments, chants, architecture, decor. The problem of liturgical reform is immense. (Archbishop Karol Wojtyla, 1965, Quoted and footnoted in Assault on the Roman Rite. This has also been noted on this site in the past, having been provided me by a reader who had access to the 1980 French book in which the quote is found.)
"[T]he intention of Pope Paul VI with regard to what is commonly called the Mass, was to reform the Catholic liturgy in such a way that it should coincide with the Protestant liturgy.... [T]here was with Pope Paul VI an ecumenical intention to remove, or at least to correct, or at least to relax, what was too Catholic in the traditional sense, in the Mass, and I, repeat, to get the Catholic Mass closer to the Calvinist mass" (Dec. 19, 1993), Apropos, #17, pp. 8f; quoted in Christian Order, October, 1994. (Jean Guitton, a close friend of Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI.)
Families such as the Bedingfelds had to go underground and/or face severe persecutions to avoid any contact with the likes of a Protestantized liturgy conducted by apostates in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
In like manner, thousands of Catholics have had to flee to the underground in the past fifty-one years to maintain the true Faith and to give God the honor and glory in the Mass of all ages, the Mass of our fathers, which are His due. Many of the conciliar officials have seethed with a hatred for the true Faith to such an extent that those who recognize heresy, apostasy and sacrilege and then flee from it are deemed to be heretical and “schismatic” by many of their relatives and friends, thereby subjecting faithful Catholics to a white martyrdom. The Holy Mass is divisive. It unites one and all around the glory of God and the truths of the Holy Faith as we are permitted the inestimable privilege of transcending time as a true priest perpetuates in an unbloody manner the bloody Sacrifice of Our Lord on the wood of the Holy Cross. Protestants had long tried to stamp out the true Mass from the minds of most Catholics but had failed do so. How diabolical it was for the conciliar revolutionaries to have succeeded where the Protestants had failed despite all the threats they made and all the bloodletting for which they were responsible.
Well, back to the Smithsonian Magazine’s report on how the Bedingfelds maintained the Catholic Faith despite all the sufferings they endured for doing so:
The late 16th century became a time of great danger for those that did not conform. Catholic priests were routinely tried and executed, Catholic gentry who gave shelter to priests were imprisoned, Catholic families retreated into their recusant communities and were obliged to conceal their worship by building secret chapels and ‘priest holes’. For 300 years, the family were subjected to heavy taxation, exclusion from public office and education. (Oxburgh Hall: The Rise and the Fall of the Bedingfeld Family.)
Interjection Number Two:
Catholics who do not conform the Protestantized liturgy of the conciliar apostates are, figuratively speaking, “tried and executed” by their own relatives, friends, acquaintances, former parishioners in many ways, up to and including being shunned for maintaining what Catholics in the past such as the Bedingfeld’s preferred death, persecution, financial and social ruin to give any kind of legitimacy whatsoever. Priests who are outside the conciliar structures are attacked as “renegades” and “heretics” even though they defect from nothing contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith and are, quite indeed, being faithful to the depositum fidei by refusing any association with men who not only defect from numerous articles of the Faith but who are, for all intents and purposes, undisguised naturalists and pantheists.
The remainder of the National Trust article contains some very interesting history of the brief period of relaxation under King Charles I of the House of Stuart prior to the era of persecution inaugurated by an ideological ancestor of the Jacobins, Oliver Cromwell:
What is Under the Stuart king, Charles I, there was a brief relaxation in religious persecution, fines were less rigorously collected and priests were no longer hunted down. The Bedingfeld family began to prosper again. However, this would be short lived.
The Civil War was catastrophic for the family. Sir Henry Bedingfeld was captured by Parliamentary forces and imprisoned in the Tower of London, one of his sons was shot, the Hall was ransacked and the East Range gutted by fire. The property was confiscated by Parliament and later sold back to the family at an extortionate price; they were also fined a further £20,000.
The Bedingfelds’ losses were unusually severe, even for Catholics; the reason being that they were both Catholic and served in the Royalist army. Very few East Anglian Catholic families took up arms to defend the King.
With the restoration of Charles II to the throne in 1660, the family hoped they would finally be compensated for their losses. However, they would be disappointed, and the family fortunes remained constrained, although they did receive a Baronetcy in reward for their loyalty.
Continued refusal to conform after the Civil War meant further financial penalties and political ostracism. So the family retreated socially. They married fellow Catholics, educated their children abroad, served in foreign armies and spent increasing amounts of time on the continent as nuns and priests.
From the 1770s, the family’s fortunes stabilised, they returned to public office and royal court, although by this time 300 years of heavy taxation and repression had taken its toll. The house and its relative isolation however became a sanctuary, a retreat and a symbol of the family’s defiance. (Oxburgh Hall: The Rise and the Fall of the Bedingfeld Family.)
There are some important lessons for us to be found in this remarkable story of the fidelity and courage of the Bedingfeld family over the centuries.
First, the Bedingfelds were willing to engage in a Catholic version of “social distancing” rather than to be permit themselves to be contaminated by the influence of Protestantism and the disfiguring of society that took place in its wake.
Second, quite unlike “Father” Farragher and his fellow travelers in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, the Farraghers did not respect nor give any kind of deference to the false religious sect created by the lecherous, bigamous, adulterous, murderous, tyrannical drunkard Henry VIII. They knew that the Catholic Church alone gives true worship to the Most Blessed Trinity and that she alone has the doctrines which the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, made man in Our Lady’s Virginal and Immaculate Womb, has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for their infallible explication and eternal safekeeping.
Writing in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, Pope Pius XI reminded us that no one should have any doubt about the fact that the Catholic Church alone gives true worship to God, something that the Bedingfelds, endowed the sensus fidei and the grace of the martyrs, knew very well as they suffered their white martyrdom through the course of over three centuries:
11. Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors. Did not the ancestors of those who are now entangled in the errors of Photius and the reformers, obey the Bishop of Rome, the chief shepherd of souls? Alas their children left the home of their fathers, but it did not fall to the ground and perish for ever, for it was supported by God. Let them therefore return to their common Father, who, forgetting the insults previously heaped on the Apostolic See, will receive them in the most loving fashion. For if, as they continually state, they long to be united with Us and ours, why do they not hasten to enter the Church, “the Mother and mistress of all Christ’s faithful”? Let them hear Lactantius crying out: “The Catholic Church is alone in keeping the true worship. This is the fount of truth, this the house of Faith, this the temple of God: if any man enter not here, or if any man go forth from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation. Let none delude himself with obstinate wrangling. For life and salvation are here concerned, which will be lost and entirely destroyed, unless their interests are carefully and assiduously kept in mind.”  (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
“Father” Farragher does not accept any of this as he was inculcated by the infiltrators, of whom there has been much discussion recently even though the fact of the infiltration into the quarters of the Catholic Church before the “Second” Vatican Council was well-established and document even as early as the 1950s (see Counterfeit Church, Counterfeit Sacraments, Counterfeit Everything, part two, and Bold Expose or Controlled Opposition), and if one wants to look at root causes, of course, one can discuss the completely documented fact of Jewish infiltration into the priesthood and episcopacy in Spain and elsewhere in Europe in the Sixteenth Century, to say nothing of the Talmudic influences upon the heretic theology of Father Martin Luther, O.S.A.
At least three generations of the faux clergy within the conciliar structures have been inculcated in the revolutionary ways of dogmatic evolutionism, religious indifferentism, religious syncretism, the new ecclesiology, false ecumenism, episcopal collegiality, separation of Church and State, religious liberty, false, leftist interpretations of Sacred Scripture and every kind of Judeo-Masonic naturalistic error imaginable. Rare in their own day and rarer in our day are Catholics such as the Bedingfelds who refused to permit themselves to be brainwashed by heretics in order to remain faithful to the immutable truths of the one true religion, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.
Third, the Bedingfelds understood that parents have a solemn obligation to foster vocations to the priesthood in the souls of their sons and to the consecrated religious life in the souls of their daughters. One reason why there were so successful in fostering these vocations was because of their withdrawal from a Protestantized culture and to thus nurture their children unspotted by the world according to admonition of Saint James the Lesser and to the admonition of the Saint John the Evangelist about keeping oneself from the idols of the like that “Father” Farragher allowed to be adored in Saint Patrick’s Church Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Ireland, on April 3, 2020:
Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation: and to keep one's self unspotted from this world (James 1: 27.)
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. (1 John: 5: 27.)
The Bedingfelds present a clear contrast to the surrender of apostasies committed by the conciliar clergy, starting with the conciliar “popes” themselves. What happened in Ireland nearly five miles ago represents an inversion of truth in favor of falsehood as Catholics of all ages believe the lie that the “past” was “bad” and that those who defend the immutable truths of the Catholic Faith and the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church that is about God and not an exercise in communitarian self-congratulations are “heretical,” “schismatic,” “disloyal” and “rebellious.”
On the Feast of Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Today, Monday, August 31, 2020, is the Feast of Saint Raymond Nonnatus, who had his lips pierced and sealed by a fire-branded lock that was put there by the very diabolical ancestors of those who “Father” Farragher had invited to pray to their devils, the Mohammedans, so that he could no longer preach so effectively with Our Lady’s helps to ransom Catholics from their slavery to these bloodthirsty monsters and to effect the conversion of Mohammedans themselves.
Dom Prosper Gueranger’s account of Saint Raymond’s life is a very good way to demonstrate that men such as “Father” Farragher are in league with the spiritual descendants of those who reveled in the capture, torture, and execution of Catholics:
August closes as it began, with a feast of deliverance; as though that were the divine seal set by Eternal Wisdom upon this month—the month when holy Church makes the works and ways of Divine Wisdom the special object of her contemplation.
Upon the fall of our first parents and their expulsion from Paradise, the Word and Wisdom of God, that is, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, began the great work of our deliverance—that magnificent work of human Redemption which, by an all-gracious, eternal degree of the three Divine Persons, was to be wrought out by the Son of God in our flesh. And as that blessed Savior, in his infinite wisdom, made spontaneous choice of sorrows, of sufferings, and of death on a cross as the best means of our redemption, so has he always allotted to his best loved friends the kind of life which he had deliberately chosen for himself, that is, the way of the Cross. And the nearest and dearest to him were those who were predestined, like his Blessed Mother, the Mater Dolorosa, to have the honor of being most like himself—the Man of Sorrows. Hence the toils and trials of the greatest Saints; hence the great deliverances wrought by them, and their heroic victories over the world and over the spirits of wickedness in the high places.
On the feasts of St. Raymund of Pegnafort and St. Peter Nolasco, we saw something of the origin of the illustrious Order, of which Raymund Nonnatus added such glory. Soon the august foundress herself, Our Lady of Mercy, will come in person to receive the expression of the world’s gratitude for so many benefits. The following Legend recounts the peculiar merits of our Saint of today.
Raymund, surnamed Nonnatus, on account of his having been brought into the world in an unusual manner after the death of his mother, was of a pious and noble family of Portelli in Catalonia. From his very infancy he showed signs of his future holiness; for, despising childish amusements and the attractions of the world, he applied himself to the practice of piety so that all wondered at his virtues, which far surpassed his age. As he grew older he began his studies; but after a short time he returned at his father’s command to live in the country. He frequently visited the chapel of St. Nicholas, built near Portelli, in order to venerate in it a holy image of the Mother of God, which is still more honored by the faithful. There he would pour out his prayers, begging God’s holy Mother to adopt him for her son and to deign to teach him the way of salvation and the science of the saints.
The most benign Virgin heard his prayer, and gave him to understand that it would greatly please her if he entered the Religious Order lately founded by her inspiration, under the name of the Order of “Ransom, or of Mercy for the redemption of captives.” Upon this Raymund at once set out for Barcelona, there to embrace that institute so full of brotherly charity. Thus enrolled in the army of holy religion, he persevered in perpetual virginity, which he had already consecrated to the Blessed Virgin. He excelled also in every other virtue most especially in charity towards those Christians who were living in misery, as slaves of the pagans. He was sent to Africa to redeem them, and freed many from slavery. But when he had exhausted his money, rather than abandon others who were in danger of losing their faith, he gave himself up to the barbarians as a pledge for their ransom. Burning with a most ardent desire for the salvation of souls, he converted several Mahometans to Christ by his preaching. On this account he was thrown into a close prison and after many tortures his lips were pierced through and fastened together with an iron padlock, which cruel martyrdom he endured for a long time.
This and his other noble deeds spread the fame of his sanctity far and near, so that Gregory IX determined to enroll him in the august college of the cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. When raised to that dignity the man of God shrank from all pomp and clung always to religious humility. On his way to Rome, as soon as he reached Cardona, he was attacked by his last illness, and earnestly begged to be strengthened by the Sacraments of the Church. As his illness grew worse and the priest delayed to come, Angels appeared, clothed in the religious habit of his Order, and refreshed him with the saving Viaticum. Having received It he gave thanks to God, and passed to our Lord on the last Sunday of August in the year 1240. Contentions arose concerning the place where he should be buried; his coffin was therefore placed upon a blind mule and by the will of God it was taken to the chapel of St. Nicholas, that it might be buried in that place where he had first begun a more perfect life. A convent of his Order was built in the spot, and there famous for many signs and miracles he is honored by the concourse of all the faithful of Catalonia, who come there to fulfill their vows.
To what a length, O illustrious Saint, didst thou follow the counsel of the Wise man! The bands of Wisdom, says he, are a healthful binding. And, not satisfied with putting thy feet into her fetters and thy neck into her chains, in the joy of thy love thou didst offer thy lips to the dreadful padlock, not mentioned by the son of Sirach. But what a reward is thine, now that this Wisdom of the Father, whose twofold precept of charity thou didst so fully carry out, inebriates thee with the torrent of eternal delights, adorning thy brow with the glory and grace which radiate from her own beauty! We would fain be forever with thee near that throne of light; teach us, then, how to walk in this world by the beautiful ways and peaceable paths of Wisdom. Deliver our souls, if they be still captive in sin; break the chains of our self-love, and give us instead those blessed bands of Wisdom which are humility, abnegation, self-forgetfulness, love of our brethren for God’s sake, love of God for his own sake. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)
Imitating the example of Saint Raymond Nonnatus, therefore, may we beg—yes, as in beg!—Our Lady through her Most Holy Rosary as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through her own Immaculate Heart to which this month of August has been dedicated to remain steadfast in defense of the truths of the Holy Faith at all times and following the example of the Bedingfelds in having nothing to do with any false religion, including conciliarism, and thus never to place oneself “una cum” the likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his band of conciliar robber barons. We must also pray to Saint Raymon Nonnatus to beg of Our Lady of Ransom for us so we can be converted from our own sins and tepidity and thus scale the heights of sanctity by relying tenderly upon her maternal patronage at all times.
Vivat Christus Rex.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for now, and at the hour of our death.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
From a Smithsonian Magazine article on Oxburgh Hall
As part of the site’s £6 million (roughly $7.8 million USD) roof restoration project, workers had lifted the floorboards in the estate’s attic for the first time in centuries. Probing the recesses beneath the boards with gloved fingertips, Champion expected to find dirt, coins, bits of newspapers and detritus that had fallen through the cracks. Instead, he discovered a veritable treasure trove of more than 2,000 items dating as far back as the 15th century.
The cache is one of the most remarkable “underfloor” archaeological finds ever made at a National Trust property, the British heritage organization says in a statement. Together, the objects offer a rich social history of the manor’s former residents.
Among the discoveries are the nests of two long-gone rats that built their homes out of scraps of Tudor and Georgian silks, wools, leather, velvet, satin and embroidered fabrics, reports Mark Bridge for the Times.
The critters also repurposed roughly 450-year-old fragments of handwritten music and parts of a book. A builder recently found the rest of the volume—a relatively intact 1568 copy of Catholic martyr John Fisher’s The Kynge’s Psalmes—in a hole in the attic.
Another worker discovered a rare item in the rubble underneath one of the attic’s eaves. Per the statement, the team collaborated with James Freeman, a medieval manuscripts specialist at Cambridge University Library, to identify the 600-year-old parchment fragment, still glimmering with gold leaf and bright blue ink, as part of the Latin Vulgate’s Psalm 39.
“The use of blue and gold for the minor initials, rather than the more standard blue and red, shows this would have been quite an expensive book to produce,” National Trust curator Anna Forrest notes in the statement.
She adds that the page’s small size indicates it was probably part of a Book of Hours, or portable prayer book meant for personal use.
“It is just the most exquisite thing and to have found it literally in a pile of rubble is probably … well, it’s unheard of for the National Trust, that’s for sure,” Forest tells the Guardian’s Mark Brown.
British nobleman Sir Edmund Bedingfeld built the manor house in 1482, reports BBC News. His descendants live in the home to this day.
As devout Catholics, the Bedingfelds were ostracized for their faith, particularly after Elizabeth I succeeded to the throne in 1558. The year after the Protestant queen’s ascension, Sir Henry Bedingfeld refused to sign the Act of Uniformity, which outlawed Catholic mass, according to the statement.
During the Elizabethan period, many Catholic clergy were imprisoned, tortured and killed. The Bedingfelds hid men of the cloth in a secret “priest hole” at their home and participated in secret masses, per the Times. The religious artifacts discovered in the attic may have been used in these illegal services.
A piece of "slashed" brown silk fabric with streaks of golden thread (Mike Hodgson / National Trust)
Researchers also uncovered tiny fragments thought to come from a 1590 edition of a Spanish chivalric romance book, The ancient, famous and honourable history of Amadis de Gaule. In the statement, the trust notes that Catholics often read Spanish romances, which included references to mass and other Catholic themes, during this time of persecution.
Other attic finds—most prominently, a box of chocolates—date to World War II. Given the fact that the box contains all of its wrappings but no candy, the team suggests that someone may have squirreled the box away after eating a hidden treat. The archaeologists also discovered wartime Woodbine cigarette packets and scraps of newspapers.
“[I]t really feels like [these artifacts] are shining a window on the world of the Bedingfelds from centuries ago,” Forrest tells the Times. “It’s telling us what they wore, what they did in their spare time, what they were reading, possibly even what music they were playing. It’s incredible.”
Speaking with BBC News, the curator notes that the artifacts spent decades resting beneath thick dust and a layer of lime plaster, which drew moisture out of the air and helped “perfectly” preserve the fragile paper fragments.
As Russell Clement, general manager at Oxburgh Hall, says in the statement, “[T]hese finds are far beyond anything we expected to see.”
He adds, “These objects contain so many clues which confirm the history of the house as the retreat of a devout Catholic family, who retained their faith across the centuries. … This is a building which is giving up its secrets slowly. We don’t know what else we might come across—or what might remain hidden for future generations to reveal.” (Thousands of Rare Artifacts Discovered Underneath the Attack Floorboards of Tudor Mansion.)