In Today's Catholic World News Blog

"We can no more pray for a deceased infidel than we can for the devil, since they are condemned to the same eternal and irrevocable damnation."
-Pope St. Gregory the Great, Moralia, 34:19, PL75:509; Saints to Know and Love., p. 61

May is the Month the Church Dedicates

to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary


May 1: St. Joseph the Workman, Double of the I Class.

May 2: St. Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double.

May 3: Invention of the Holy Cross, Double of the II Class; Commemoration of Ss. Alexander, Pope, Eventius and Theodulus Martyrs, and Juvenal, Bishop and Confessor.

May 4: FIRST FRIDAY/St. Monica Widow, Double.

May 5: FIRST SATURDAY/St. Pius V Pope and Confessor, Double.


May 6: V Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. John Apostle before the Latin Gate.

May 7: Rogation Day (Lesser Litanies); St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Double.

May 8: Rogation Day (Lesser Litanies); Apparition of St. Michael, Greater Double

May 9: Rogation Day (Lesser Litanies); St. Gregory Nazianzen Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double; Vigil of Ascension.

May 10: Ascension Thursday, Double of the I Class.

May 11: Ss. Philip and James (the Less) Apostles, Double of the II Class.

May 12: Ss. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla Virgin, and Pancras Martyrs, Simple.


May 13: VI Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. Robert Bellarmine Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.

May 14: Commemoration of St. Boniface Martyr.

May 15: St. John Baptist de la Salle Confessor, Double.

May 16: St. Ubald Bishop and Confessor, Simple.

May 17: St. Paschal Baylon Confessor, Double.

May 18: St. Venantius Martyr, Double.

May 19: St. Peter Celestine Pope and Confessor, Double; Commemoration of St. Pudentiana Virgin; Vigil of Whitsunday (Pentecost), Double.


May 20: Whit Sunday (Pentecost) with an octave, Double of the I Class.

May 21: Whit Monday, Double.

May 22: Whit Tuesday, Double.

May 23: EMBER WEDNESDAY/Whit Wednesday, Double.

May 24: Whit Thursday, Double.

May 25: EMBER FRIDAY/Whit Friday, Double.

May 26: EMBER SATURDAY/Whit Saturday, Double.


May 27: Holy Trinity Sunday, Double of the I Class.

May 28: St. Augustine (of Canterbury), Bishop and Confessor, Double.

May 29: St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Virgin, Simple.

May 30: St. Felix I Pope and Martyr, Double.

May 31: Corpus Christi, Double of the I Class; Commemoration of Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen, Double of the II Class; Commemoration of St. Petronilla Virgin.


Pray for us O Holy Mother of God, that we
may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!


"Report: Jimmy Carter Says Israel Has 150 Nuclear Weapons"

Published May 27, 2008 

Fox News

LONDON –  Former President Jimmy Carter caused a stir over the weekend when he claimed that Israel possesses a nuclear arsenal of 150 weapons.


While experts have long maintained Israel has a nuclear arsenal, the Jewish state has refused to confirm or deny it.


Most estimates, many based on evidence leaked in 1986 by Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, put the number of Israeli nuclear weapons at between 100 and 200. But other experts have said the number is as low as 60 or as high as 400. [...]


U.S. officials have generally avoided the issue of Israel's nuclear status, although during a 2006 Senate confirmation hearing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates confirmed that Israel was a nuclear power.


The Times said Carter made the comment Sunday while at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival on the border between England and Wales. ...



"Iranians can’t use one [a nuclear weapon] if they finally make one. The boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran... ." -Colin Powell, 03/03/2015

(From a leaked, and confirmed as authentic by Powell's spokesman, email.)





"The Grand Monarch will do things so astonishing and so marvelous that the most unbelieving will be forced to recognize the finger of God. In his reign all justice will be rendered.


"God will use the Grand Monarch in order to exterminate all heretical sects, all the superstitions, and to spread, in concert with the holy Pontiff, the Catholic religion in all the universe, except in Palestine, land of malediction." (Prophecies from Abbe Souffrant, the Cure of Maumusson, d. 1828, on the Great Catholic Monarch)



Related Links: 

Innocent Lives Fighting the Jews Wars

Pope St. Pius X's Condemnation of Jews Goal of Usurping Jerusalem

From Easter Sunday, until Holy Trinity Sunday, instead of the Angelus, Catholics are required to recite The Regina Cæli Lætare, prayer, three times a day: 6:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 6:00 p.m.

 (April 26th - Feast of Pope St. Marcellinus)


Some uncatechized and/or willfully ignorant people, have tried to say that Pope Gregory XVII (1958-1989), who was under grave duress for 30 years by the freemasons, "lost his papacy" for possibly offering the reprobate "New Order Mass".


Please see the Catholic historical precedent of another prisoner pope, who had his free-will impeded by Satanic persecutors, His Holiness, Pope St. Marcellinus, whose feast it is today: 

The Roman Breviary reads on April 5th: "During the cruel persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. Marcellinus of Rome, overcome with terror, offered incense to the idols of the gods. For this sin he did penance and wearing a hair-shirt went to the Council of  Sinuesso, where many Bishops had assembled and there openly confessed his crime."

Note: This act did not constitute the loss of the papacy, since it was done under grave *duress at the time. Pope St. Marcellinus is listed obviously on the official list of popes. -ED


 St. Thomas Aquinas

*St. Thomas Aquinas teaches in order to constitute a genuine [true] act of the will: the act must be performed spontaneously [freely] -without constraint or force- (and that) man can be coerced or forced to do something against his will in two ways: by violence and by fear (VI. 4, 5,6). That which is done under exterior violence is wholly involuntary (VI. 5).

(The Life of Saint Marcellinus, Pope and Martyr, d. 304 A.D.)


"Pope Marcellinus ruled the Church of Rome for nine years and four months. By order of Emperors Diocletian and Maximian he was taken prisoner and brought forward to offer sacrifice to the idols. At first he refused and was threatened with various kinds of torture, and for fear of the threatened suffering he put down two grains of incense in sacrifice to the gods. This gave great joy to the infidels but caused the faithful immense sadness.

However, under a weak head, members rise up and make little of the threats of the princes, so the faithful came to the Pope and reproached him severely. He realized the gravity of his error and offered himself to be judged by a council of Bishops. The Bishops responded: “It is not possible for the Supreme Pontiff to be judged by anyone, but you yourself weigh your case in your own mind and pronounce your own judgment.” 

The Pope, repentant, lamented his fault and *deposed himself, but the whole gathering immediately re-elected him. When the Emperors heard of this, they had him arrested again. He absolutely refused to offer sacrifice to the idols, so they sentenced him to be beheaded. Then the persecution was renewed with such a fury that in one month 17,000 Christians were put to death. 


 Hostage Pope Gregory II 1958-1989 A.D.

*Note: Pope Marcellinus did not ipso facto lose his office as pope. He weighed his own specific case in his own mind, and then judged to depose himself (but was "immediately re-elected"). TCW learned in 2006, that Pope Gregory XVII ("Siri") in discussing with trusted clergy, in the Spring of 1988, concerning his own lethal "duress situation", concurred with them, that as he was not a free moral agent to act (due to his being a captive of the freemasons), it removed culpability for his seeming transgressions against the Faith (such as attending the apostate V2 Council, or presiding in public gatherings "staged" by the antipopes).


When Marcellinus was about to be beheaded, he declared himself unworthy of Christian burial and excommunicated all who might presume to bury him. Thus his body lay above ground for 35 days. At the end of that time the Apostle Peter appeared to Marcellus, who had succeeded as Pope and said: “Brother Marcellus, why do you not bury me?” Marcellus replied: “Have you not yet been buried, my Lord?” Peter: “ I consider myself unburied as long as Marcellinus is unburied!” “But don’t you know, my Lord,” Marcellus asked, “that he laid a curse on anyone who buried him?” Peter: “Is it not written that he who humbles himself shall be exalted? You should have kept this in mind! Now go and bury him at my feet.” Marcellus went straightaway and carried out the orders laudably." (From Blessed Jacobus of Voragine's sacred, "Legenda Aurea"c. 1260 A.D.)



"Violent hands will be laid on the Supreme Head of the Catholic Church. ... Yes,
yes, the flock will become small." (End Times Prophecy of Bp. Wittman d. 1833)



Related Links:

Hostage Pope (Paschal II) Coerced Against His Free-Will by Enemies of the Church

Mindszenty Cleared Posthumously (Confessed Under Duress)

Final Part of St. Malachy's Prophecy (List of Popes)

People Must Change Their Thinking in Order to End Crisis

Jurisdiction Protects Against Usurpers and Incompetents 

Cardinal Manning's Imperative Book on End Times (Pope in Exile)

Long-time Lefebvre Associate Dr. Coomeraswamy on Lefebvre's Celebrating the N.O. "Bastard" Rite 


Blessed be St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles!


The Papal Restoration Staff



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Latest comments

13.06 | 18:08

Regularized... meaning he was removed of any censor for receiving ordination outside of the Catholic Church, and was formally approved by the Pope (Gregory XVII) to offer Catholic (True) Sacraments, for the Church. (He received canonical mission.)

12.06 | 02:51

what is meant by regularized? If you were ordained in the Tridentine Rite that
should be good enough and certainly valid. Why regularized?

10.06 | 09:57

Read the book "Life of St. Margaret Queen of Scotland", posted here, whose holy feast day it is today!

07.06 | 10:20

Wow, there was a precedent to our situation . . . thank you for this link.