Newsletter of the District
is a mysterious month. It is both the ninth and the eleventh month;
it is spring in Australia, winter (!) here in the tropics (although
without snow and never below 65 0F or 180C), and autumn for
Europeans, North Americans and many others. Nevertheless, for all,
it is the end of the liturgical year and thus, a reminder of our
last ends: heaven, hell, the two judgments, Purgatory and death.
These last ends are seldom preached in the ordinary parish today.
I love to ask new mass goers, “when was the last time you heard
a sermon on hell”. Usually, there follows one of two answers: for
the under 35, “Never”; for the 35 + “Long time ago!” The same thing
could be said of the other last ends. Read elsewhere in this issue
Professor R. Amerio’s judicious pages on this new eschatology.
The good Professor has now gone to his reward, but he left a huge
will behind which is accessible to all: a simple jot, yes, it is
called Iota Unum, a treasure hidden between two covers, the
fruit of a clear mind, highly educated, the analysis of a sound
Catholic intellect on the events happening in the Catholic Church
in the last 50 years. Archbishop Lefebvre said that this book could
be used as a seminary manual because of its deep content. Mind
you, sometimes you might have to read some passages two or three
times but it is worth the effort. The passage on hell will give
our readers a good idea of the book. Available from Angelus
Press, and here, at our St. Thomas Aquinas Book Center.
procession for the Feast of Christ the King was again a great success.
An estimated 600 faithful (including Bishop Lazo), a military escort
with drawn swords and a military band with a “loud” display of fireworks
took to the streets of Quezon City to publically proclaim Our Lord
had a four day visit of the Superior General of the sisters of the
Society of St. Pius X. Mother Mary Jude spent most of her time
interviewing our many young ladies aspiring to the religious life.
She also gave a slide presentation on the work of the sisters.
doors continue opening to the traditional Mass here in the Philippine
islands. Recently, yours truly visited the province of Southern
Leyte, in the East Visayas. A large group of faithful (I saw 100,
and am told of many more 100s) is opposing communion in the hand
and standing. When a few souls do it, the priest often succeeds
in resisting them, but when 100 or more kneel down for communion,
it is another ball game...
Slowly but surely, we hope to go and make contact with these
good souls scattered all over these Catholic islands, resisting
to the best of their abilities the conciliar novelties and with
the Holy Rosary in hand (it is a classical feature of these groups)
keep the Faith.
course, such visits aren’t appreciated by all the locals. In Leyte,
the bishop couldn’t say anything, and had we heard him, he would
hopefully have asked for our prayers since he died recently. But
in two other dioceses, the bishops have issued pastoral letters
informing their flocks of our excommunication. Read what our superior
general has to say about Rome’s documents in this so called censure.
St. Joseph has finally found us a permanent place in Singapore which
could became an ideal priory in the future. It has been called
after another Joseph, St. Pius X. It is important that the name
of that heroic pope be heard on all continents since he, and we,
his proteges wanted to restore all things – including continents
– in Christ. May it happen soon with the triumph of the Immaculate