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                                   December 18, 2005

Keep it [Traditionally] Catholic All of the Time

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Readers from time to time inquire of me about items that they have seen on various websites. Although I make use of the internet to post and thus distribute articles on this site, I am not a "surfer." I make use, to be sure, of the research resources that are available when one types in key words into a web browser. An incredible amount of research is now available without once leaving your home. The sites that I review regularly for updates on events in the Church are very few in number. However, I do have one policy: with the exception of things that referred to me by friends and readers to review, the only sites I visit are those that are completely and fully in accord with the authentic Tradition of the Catholic Church without any hint of compromise with novelties of the past forty to fifty years. Completely verboten for me are "chat rooms" (say Rosaries, people; quit wasting time and ignoring your families by blatting away in "chat rooms") and any sites associated with the Novus Ordo Missae or its closely-related allies in the world of Protestantism.

One reader, who is sincerely seeking the truth, wrote to me recently to ask my opinion about an article that had appeared on some Calvinist website that manifested unspeakable hatred against uttering the word "Christmas" as it signifies the association of Our Lord's birth in Bethlehem with the perfect prayer that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The article on the Calvinist website was just a textbook example of how the Puritans who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620 were so eager to start afresh in the "New Zion" that they wanted to eliminate all traces of Catholicism, starting with the abolition of Christmas Day as a holiday. The name itself was obliterated with relish, just as bloodthirsty Calvinists smashed high altars and images of Our Lady and the saints with abandon in Switzerland and France and Holland and in England during the English Civil War, 1641-1649, and thereafter until 1660. Oh, yes, the Puritans hated the word Christmas because they hated the theology of the Mass. Their Calvinist descendants have carried on this "tradition," going so far as to publish articles on the matter on an internet site.

The reader who asked me about this horrible attack on Christ's Mass checked it out after listening to its author, I believe, talk about his handiwork while being interviewed on a radio talk program. I wrote to the reader to explain that not only should there be no "visiting" of Protestant websites, there should be no listening to talk radio. Period. Did the saints have any need to listen to ignorant people who do not know anything about the true Faith blather on and on and on and on all day long without stop? Why do we think that we are going to learn anything from blabbermouths, whether nationally or locally broadcast, who do not know the first blessed thing about First or Last Things because they do not understand or subordinate themselves to the Deposit of Faith that Our Lord has entrusted solely to His true Church, the Catholic Church. As I noted with respect to "chat" rooms, say Rosaries. Spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer. Read about the lives of the saints. Why listen to people who will help you do only one thing: view the world through the prism of naturalism, which is one of the chief goals of Judeo-Masonry, after all? Why put your Faith in jeopardy and waste your time listening to people who know nothing about, for example, the authentic Social Teaching of the Catholic Church (or who dissent from it) and who cannot help you get home to Heaven?

Thus, as I am asked questions of this sort frequently, I propose a simple list of  "dos" and "don'ts," especially during the last week of Advent and into the joyous celebration of Christmas Day, which has its own Octave, the upcoming feasts of Saint Stephen, Saint John the Evangelist, the Holy Innocents, Saint Thomas a Becket, Pope Saint Sylvester), and the entirety of the Christmas season, which ends on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary on February 2.


Mention the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in public without shame.

Wish others a Blessed, Holy Christmas, taking time, if possible, to invite to the Traditional offering of Christmas Midnight Mass.

Correct anyone and everyone who says "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" to you.

Send Mass cards to your friends and relatives instead of Christmas cards. They are the best gifts to send. They keep giving unto eternity.

Take time to honor Our Lady and Saint Joseph by praying their respective Litanies during this final week of Advent

Give merchants and others you meet Miraculous Medals and Green Scapulars

Promote the fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message at all times and in all places.

Read more of the encyclical letters of Popes Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII, St. Pius X, and Pius XI.

Start the habit of reading of Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year.

Invite fallen away Catholics back into the Church and Protestants and Jews and others into the Church.

Remember how the events of the Incarnation and Nativity of Our Lord are meant to change everything about your lives and the life of the world.

Remember that we have nothing to learn from Protestants and Jews and Masons and their apologists. We pray for them. We seek their conversion to the true Faith. However, we have nothing to learn from them.

Remember that we must protect our children's immortal souls from the rot of the culture in which we live. The means, shutting off and throwing out the television, turning off the radio, throwing out whatever music or videos from your own youth that are offensive to God and could corrupt your own children, and taking your children to shrines that honor Our Lady, Saint Joseph, and the other saints. Immerse your children in the Faith, not in our "popular culture."

Think supernaturally, not naturally, at all times and in all circumstances, asking your Guardian Angel and the Poor Souls in Purgatory to help lift up your mind to the contemplation of First and Last Things at all times.

Renew and then promote your Total Consecration to Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, offering to her all of your prayers and crosses and sacrifices as her freely consecrated slaves.

Keep it Traditionally Catholic all of the time and without compromise. Live simply. Embrace the Holy Poverty of the Holy Family of Nazareth.


Waste your time and your soul on television or radio or motion pictures or contemporary "music." [There are a few exceptions. The Passion of the Christ is one such exception.]

Visit Novus Ordo or Protestant web sites.

Use Novus Ordo or Protestant "educational" materials of any type, including such things as "Veggie Tales."

Ever, under any circumstances, pray with Protestants or unbelievers.

Waste your time or your money on professional sports. If I can give up the Mets in particular and baseball in general, you can give up your own attachments in this area.

Support anything but Traditional Catholic causes.

Look to partisan politics for "solutions" to domestic or world problems.

Trust in the "insights" of people who know nothing about the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.

Watch the Eternally Wishful Television Network (EWTN) and their spin-doctoring for all things conciliar.

Support our Protestant/Judeo-Masonic economic system of commercialism and materialism.

Read anything but books that will help you get home to Heaven by explaining more and more about the Catholic Faith from the perspective of her authentic Tradition.

Worry about the future. We are in Our Lady's loving hands. We are the beneficiaries of Saint Joseph's watchful protection.

We must pray as Catholics. We must study as Catholics. We must think as Catholics. We must love as Catholics. We must die as Catholics. We must keep it traditionally Catholic at all times, being willing to suffer all things, including the loss of life itself, for our fidelity to the Faith of our fathers.

Just a few suggestions to fortify ourselves for this final week of Advent penance in preparation for the joy of Christmas day and its forty-day season of jubilation.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saint Stephen the Protomartyr, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

The Holy Innocents, pray for us.

Saint Thomas the Apostle, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

Saint Thomas a Becket, pray for us.

Pope Saint Sylvester, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Saint Rita, pray for us.

Saint Catherine Laboure, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.

Blessed Jacinta, pray for us.

Blessed Francisco, pray for us.

Sister Lucia, pray for us.










































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