CATHOLIC MESSAGES - "Traditional Catholic Values - Serving People of all Faiths"
Additional Special Commentaries & Studies by Vincent T. Bemowski dealing with Spirituality, US Politics, and World Affairs, plus additional resources.


"I think that some people can get so bogged down in certain aspects of the TLM ritual that their presence at Mass is rather like an aesthetic exercise...God gives greater graces to some than to others.  That’s clear.  But I don’t have a grace calculator.  We might be able to make educated guesses.  But I am not sure how helpful that is.  It may be best simply to focus on being all that you can be according to your vocation and being as receptive and actively docile as you can as a participant at Holy Mass in whichever of the two forms you find yourself."

Commentary: There is no question that a Traditional Mass is far deeper spiritually and more beautiful than a Mass said in a common language that many times includes abuses such as immodest dress & loud gossip, before, and after Mass - a sign of great disrespect for the Presence of the Lord.  Sadly, for many parishes, a common language Mass has become a "social event," aided by the "Master of Ceremonies," who is the parish priest.  In a vain manner, he will often talk about himself and tell jokes to appease his "audience."  Very little of the Mass is reverently prayed, in part, due to his prayers being directed at the people, rather than the Lord.  

Therefore, his poor example radiates among his flock and they too become spiritually lukewarm in their participation at Holy Mass.  This, of course, is a great scandal, but since many bishops do the same thing, it is accepted as "normal."  The Traditional Latin Mass of course, is more formal and is prayed the same way all over the world.  It has more prayers that potentially can increase your devotion at Mass, but all depends upon the disposition of your soul. 

However, a Mass prayed in a common language should benefit you to the same spiritual degree as a Traditional Mass, providing you participate in a devout manner.  The Lord would never penalize you if you choose to attend a common language Mass, but if the opportunity presents itself, you could potentially gain more merit (in the way of grace), by participating at a Traditional Latin Mass.  vtb

Commentary: While I admire much of what Pope Francis says about spiritual things and many of his writings and works involving  compassion and mercy, I cannot give my approval to the divisions and confusion he is causing.  Therefore, within some of the  CONSERVATIVE NEWS REPORTS on this website that I have brought to the attention of the public and those within the Church, I have included some of the scandal he has created, and continues to create, knowingly or unknowingly.  

However, also following God's Holy Will, he continues to remain in my daily prayers,  along with all the clergy and members of religious orders in the Church, so that it will  again  become One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.   vtb


Commentary: We must not be fooled or be  naive about Islam.  Although there are many  good Muslims, as we are experiencing, things change rapidly when they are in the  majority, rather than the minority.  Muslims are strongly influenced by their religious leaders who control their country or the region they occupy. 

Unfortunately, many of their leaders are basically radical in their beliefs and have no conscience when it comes to persecuting, torturing, or killing those of other Faiths who choose not to convert to their Islamic religion.  However, as we have experienced, even when Muslims are in the minority, radical elements of their population will commit grave acts of terrorism.  vtb

"The hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God.  And these things will they do to you because they have not known the Father, nor me.  But these things I have told you, that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them."  (John 16:2-4)


"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why THE GREATEST DESTROYER OF LOVE AND PEACE IS ABORTION."  Mother Teresa

Commentary: When you give your approval to murder an unborn human being through an abortion (as those in the Democratic Party do), you are approving of using VIOLENCE to destroy a human life (Bill & Hillary Clinton were present at this prayer meeting and ignored what Mother Teresa said about abortion).  Therefore, they, and the vast majority of Democrats are greatly contributing to the climate of violence we are experiencing in the United States.  vtb


"Many of Francis’  pronouncements do not have the binding authority  The Holy Father’s language touches the hearts of many, perhaps more than their minds—and presumably this is precisely the popes' intention.  He does not offer refined analysis, carefully weighing all aspects in order to arrive at affirmations that are beyond criticism. What he wants to do is surprise, challenge, provoke, or reassure, console, and support."

Commentary: The above explanation does not excuse Pope Francis from clarifying his statements for the good of the Church and for the good of those outside the Church, rather than remaining silent and causing confusion as to exactly where his positions are on certain grave moral issues.  In addition, it does not excuse him from failing to correct cardinals and bishops with  radical  liberal views that vary from Church doctrines and traditional teachings. 

While I admire much of what Pope Francis says about spiritual things, and many of his writings and works involving compassion, I cannot give my approval to the divisions and confusion he is causing.  Therefore, within some of the CONSERVATIVE U.S. & WORLD NEWS REPORTS I have brought to the attention of the public and those within the Church some of the scandal he has created, and continues to create, knowingly or unknowingly. 

However, also following God's Holy Will, he continues to remain in my daily prayers,  along with all the clergy and members of religious orders in the Church, so that it will again  become One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.  vtb

(May) the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of ONE MIND towards    another, according to Jesus Christ"  Romans 15:5


Commentary: To acknowledge publicly you are a homosexual would create scandal and that is not the mark of a truly devout Catholic.  If you are dealing with homosexual tendencies, but not actually having homosexuals relations that would not be sinful.  If, to avoid giving the wrong impression, you made that fact public, that would indicate you are sincere about not creating scandal.  In these areas, the article contains assumptions and does not fully satisfy the reader as to what is actually the truth.  vtb


Commentary: Unfortunately, the writer of this article fails to see the truth.  While we can acknowledge that there are some in the Roman Curia that need tp be "reformed," the top one is the so-called "reformer" himself, Pope Francis. Although he says, and does some good things, his main purpose is to liberalize the Church to fit his Jesuit taught image of it.  In this regard, Francis has, as part of his "reform," gotten rid of a number of conservatives and replaced them with liberals.  Although he will occasionally   appoint a conservative to a key position, that is done only to help him from being discovered as the true liberal he really is.  Francis is very  crafty and knows exactly what he is doing.  

However, as he continues to "change" the Church under the false banner of "reforming" it, his true character is at times brought to light.  This is very evident in his  lack of responses to the incorrect teachings of modern day liberals who ignore tradition  and his strong criticisms of conservatives who preach  correct Church doctrine and hold fast to  tradition.  vtb


Commentary: Is being loyal to the pope  a greater virtue than being loyal to Christ and His Church?  Is causing confusion and divisions the mark of a good pope or Vicar of Christ?  To lump together "Traditionalists & Progressives" reveals an attempt to water down the truth.  Traditionalists seek a holy pope who is faithful to Church doctrine  and tradition.   

Progressives or Liberals on average, dislike  tradition and like Pope Francis.  They are in agreement with his appointments of liberal bishops, his refusal to condemn practicing  homosexuals, and his refusal to follow  Church doctrine  regarding giving Holy Communion to the divorced and remarried who are not seeking an annulment.  

Liberals also approve of Pope Francis' often critical opinions of conservative cardinals, bishops  and politicians.  Sadly, Francis often speaks of "mercy," but does not display mercy for those who disagree with him.  Unfortunately, Cardinal Mueller has chosen not to reveal the real reasons and distort the facts about our  misguided, liberal pope who is breaking apart the Church.   vtb

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Commentary:  Unlike Martin Luther King, self-proclaimed leaders of the Black community like Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright, Jr have never learned that accusations of racism and immorality must not be a one-sided  argument. 
You must not excuse the racism and immoral lifestyles (high crime rate and number of abortions) of African Americans while condemning the racism and immorality of Caucasian Americans. 
To gain the respect they desire and the peace they seek, Black Americans must first look  inward rather than outward for answers.
Rather than attempting to place the blame on the current generation for things that happened in the past, Blacks should follow the path taken by other minorities.  They must learn to accept personal responsibility  for the negative attitudes others may have concerning their actions and lifestyles and seek to continue to improve through  education and by a deepening of their faith.
Part of Martin Luther King’s "dream" was that his children would someday not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the  content of their character.
Ironically, many people today are applauding misguided Black Americans like Obama, Jackson and Wright simply because of the color of their skin, while ignoring the "content of their character."  vtb
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Commentary - Headlines like: "Poll finds majority in US hold racist views" are very misleading and do not reveal the truth.  Although there are many good Black people, it is a sad fact that African Americans commit many more crimes than Caucasians, and the  bigotry among Blacks is being ignored by the mainstream media.  Prayer is needed by the Black population in the United States so they may be better able to see the  fear and mistrust  they often provoke among Whites.  vtb

Also see:
• "Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent

• Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks.

45 percent of their victims are white,
43 percent are black, and 10 percent
are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only 3 percent of their victims are black.

• Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.

Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa."
The Color of Crime
Second, Expanded Edition
Copyright © 2005
New Century Foundation
Oakton, VA 22124

“I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!” Trump wrote on Twitter, referencing one of the Green Berets killed earlier this month in an ambush in Niger."

Commentary: There appears to be more to it than meets the eye. Although you cannot help but feel sorry for Mrs. Johnson, what part did her race play in her remarks?  She is African American, and 88% of her race voted for  Hillary in the presidential election.  Therefore she may have had something against Trump to begin with, and simply  confirmed her dislike of Trump.  Until we are made aware of some of her background and her intentions or motives, unfortunately we cannot make a fair judgement.  It is difficult to believe Trump would say anything to  make light of her sorrow, it does not make sense because other widows have spoken  highly of his response, compassion,  and phone call.   vtb


Commentary: "The Pope of Confusion" continues to live up to his reputation.  Francis only "leads" when it suits his own personal  goals, but even then he at times leads us in the wrong direction and sets a bad example by approving of  immoral  relationships.  On the surface he appears to be very spiritual with deep insights into what the Church needs.  

However, at the same time he is wrong on a number of key moral issues and is therefore causing great harm to the unity of the Church and appears to be indifferent about it.  When Francis was elected pope, it is debatable whether it was the work of the  Holy Spirit  or the work of the devil. 

Regardless, at this stage of the papacy of Francis, Satan is pleased, but the Holy Spirit is grieved at the inability of this pope to be a good Shepherd and take proper care of his sheep.  Dangerous times lie ahead for the Church.  vtb


Commentary: How this happened is very clear.  Former President Obama and his allies in the press are totally responsible.  The White House Press Corps should have been questioning Obama as to why he was allowing North Korea to become a nuclear power.  Instead they consistently fed Obama "softball"  questions and let North Korea become a deadly, dangerous enemy  of the United State.  Television news, many newspapers, Hollywood hypocrites, and late night T.V. personalities also aided Obama.  What a bunch of cowardly, disgraceful,  unpatriotic people they are!  vtb


"The Holy Spirit, which is the essence of truth, could not be teaching people  conflicting doctrines regarding the same  Bible verses.  Catholics would say that the Holy Spirit certainly does make many spiritual truths clear to us individually, but that the gift of never interpreting Scripture  incorrectly is only handed down through the Church led by  Peter’s successors (the popes).  The articles below get to the heart of the issue of authority..."

Commentary: The correct interpretation of the Holy Scriptures depends upon your degree of faith and the gift of wisdom.  Therefore, many have been deceived and falsely believed they knew and understood  God's Will and in the process started their own false brand of "religion."  vtb

Also see: Mr. B's Journal Part 1