Sermons by Fr. Rodríguez: 2021

What Gifts Do You Offer the Christ Child View description ▼ Mary and Joseph overflow with joy when the Divine Child is given due honor, reverence and love. This is precisely the mystery and meaning of Christmas. We are to follow the example of the Three Kings. Your gift ought to be those virtues which their gifts symbolize – charity (gold), prayer (frankincense) and mortification (myrrh). Similarly, the epistle (Col 3) tells us how to offer the Christ Child a pure heart. As you pray the Rosary and Litanies, seek the respective intercession of – and offer yourself and family members to – the members of the Holy Family respectively. January 9, 2022 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Significance and Spirituality of the Holy Name View description ▼ The Holy Name of Jesus literally means "God saves." As you pray the Holy Name, think of Bethlehem and Calvary. Consider that God makes man and God saves man for He loves man. The Holy Name brings to our lives the Person of Jesus. It expresses His infinite love and His infinite power. Bow your head as you pray His Name. Pray the Litany of the Holy Name, especially this month. Whether you are tempted by devils or attacked by men, invoke the Name of Jesus. And if temptations do not cease to persecute you, continue to invoke Jesus – and you will never fall. January 2, 2022 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Judas Has Plenty of Company This Christmas View description ▼ There is much confusion over what it means to love Jesus. It is not primarily about feelings, thoughts, or scriptural interpretation. The Apostle of Love teaches us the essentials. To love Jesus we must keep His commandments and we must love our neighbor (emphasis on the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy). Ask Baby Jesus for the grace to love Him above everything. Far too many Catholics are willing to sacrifice Christ to maintain friendships and family ties. Even our Shepherds - those who should love Jesus most - are betraying Him. Given that belief in Christ means belief in the Holy Eucharist, why is Mass being cancelled? Jesus Himself commands us to eat His flesh so as to have eternal life with Him! December 26, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Have a Great Desire to Love and Suffer More View description ▼ One Holy Communion worthily received suffices to detach the soul from this earth and inflame it with the love of God. So strive to receive Our Lord worthily. Have a pure heart. Your life will change for the better the more you believe in Our Lord - Truly Present in the Holy Eucharist - and the greater your desire to receive Him with increased love, devotion, faith and a willingness to follow Him whatever the cost. December 19, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Am I Not Here Who Am Your Mother View description ▼ Our Lady of Guadalupe's most precious words (1531) are remarkably similar to the words Pius IX employed for the ending of his infallible definition of the Immaculate Conception (1854). Her apparition and the dogma serve the same purpose. It's not coincidental that these two feasts closely follow one upon the other (Dec 8, Dec 12) - or that they celebrated during Advent. 2000 years ago Jesus came to Bethlehem, and then 500 years ago He came to the Americas: to bring light and salvation. Yet He does so through the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He has established His chosen pattern. Jesus will come this way to judge the living in the dead. And this is how He comes to us in Holy Communion. December 12, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Nothing is Hopeless View description ▼ The first example we receive of honoring Our Lady comes from the angel - who was sent by God Himself. The marvelous prayer of the Hail Mary is given to us by God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. A practical consequence of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception is that in dangers, difficulties, doubts and fears we turn to Mary. Fly with utter confidence to Her! December 11, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Grace of the Immaculate Conception For Us View description ▼ How grateful we are that God granted Our Lady the singular privilege of being Immaculately Conceived. This Mystery manifests God's infinite power and marvelous mercy. In Her, sin is utterly crushed. By this grace we, who are not sinless, can fight more courageously and tenaciously against sin. By the grace of the Immaculate Conception, pray for [1] hatred of sin, [2] growth in God's grace, and [3] purity in heart, mind and body. December 8, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Let the Law of Your Life Be Christ View description ▼ The same Jesus born in Bethlehem comes to us in Holy Communion. He is mystically born anew in every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. And if He comes, it is for a purpose. He wants us to be prepared to welcome Him. Through Holy Communion, Jesus is born, develops and perfects Himself within us. Believing this - and acting in accordance with this belief - is central to our belief in Jesus Christ. If we love God and have faith in the Eucharist, then we must live so as to as to receive Him worthily and in a spirit of reparation for terrible sacrileges being committed. December 5, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Be Prepared to Meet Thy God View description ▼ As best you can, stay focussed throughout this Advent on the three comings of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is perhaps during this season that one most dramatically sees how far the Catholic faithful are from the Catholic Faith. Jesus is calling us and we don't hear. Keep the celebrations for the Christmas season (after Dec 25). During Advent, focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Pray novenas, litanies, Las Posadas, and other Christmas devotions. Consider the powerful symbolism of the Miraculous Medal. Come to the chapel, the Blessed Virgin awaits you. November 28, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
The Angels Reflect Gods Perfections View description ▼ God created the angels for His glory, for their happiness, and to help us in saving our souls. The angels appear repeatedly in Sacred Scripture and the Lives of the Saints. They are a great marvel of God's invisible creation: living images of God's Infinite Beauty who reflect His Divine Perfections. Yet so often we neglect them and fail to render that which is due to them. Consider seven things our Guardian Angels do for us. Pray to the angels frequently and may they strengthen your faith! October 3, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
St Martin of Tours View description ▼ Holiness consists in following and imitating Christ and His saints. Consider the life of St. Martin of Tours, a great bishop and confessor. Though born of pagan parents, he had a burning charity for Christ. He destroyed many pagan temples, converted many, and opposed heresies. He built many churches and insisted the faithful act reverently therein. St. Martin performed many miracles, even raising the dead. He practiced intense mortification and is a founder of Western Monasticism. Christian Europe held great celebrations on his feast (Martinmas) and the penitential aspect of Advent traces its origins to St Marin's Lent. May his life inspire you and encourage you prepare for Christmas by fasting on some days. November 14, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Three Brief Lessons on Holiness View description ▼ Holiness consists in being united to Christ. [1] Jesus Himself calls us to holiness through the Church Triumphant and the Church Suffering. [2] We are the Church Militant because we are fighting for what? for holiness! To be Catholic is to strive to be holy. God's plan for our holiness is His Church, and outside His Church there can be no true holiness. [3] Holiness consists in conformity to the will of God. November 7, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Christ the King vs the Virus and Jab View description ▼ Christ the King commands us to be faithful to truth and to life. Archbishop Vigano has written an open letter which I strongly urge you to read. The potential evil of the vaccine far outweighs the potential good. Human babies are being murdered in the continued production of the vaccine. This scamdemic is filled with misinformation, lies, evil, and death. We have to oppose this vaccination agenda with all our strength. What can you do? Recognize the extreme situation we are in. Look to Christ the King on the Cross. Make an act of faith: He is the truth, we follow Him. October 31, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Suffer With Jesus and Mary View description ▼ A basic rule of the spiritual life is to imitate Jesus and Mary. Marian devotion is not something "invented" by Catholics. Rather, Christ requires it — for He Himself gave His Sorrowful Mother to us at the foot of the Cross. We can never fully appreciate her sorrows for we can't fathom the depth of her love for her Son. However, we can pray for many graces to be more like Jesus and Mary: to hate sin and to ensure insults and ridicule with patience as they did. Pray for the grace to love Jesus and suffer for Him as Our Lady did. Today there are many opportunities for us to suffer for Jesus... and many more are headed our way. September 26, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Four Virtues for Spouses View description ▼ God speaks to you in the lessons for Mass. Today, God calls you to practice four specific virtues: Humility, Meekness, Patience and Charity. These are the four virtues which Our Lord most clearly exhibits in His Passion. You are called to walk worthily in your vocation, and although we have different vocations, each Christian is called to deny himself and carry his cross daily. September 19, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Three Meanings of Holy Name of Mary View description ▼ The holy name 'Mary' has many meanings. Three notable ones which demand our reflection are: Enlightener, Star of the sea, and Sea [of all graces]. Heed St. Bernard's advice: "In dangers, doubts, and difficulties, think of Mary. Call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from thy lips; never allow it to leave your heart." This continual reliance upon Our Lady is the hallmark of a good and faithful Catholic. An excellent aid for meditating more upon Our Lady is the Marian Creed written by St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. Always do you best to pray the name of Mary with love and devotion, and to console her more on account of all she suffered for our salvation. September 12, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Our Lady Within St Annes Womb View description ▼ Within St. Anne's womb, the Blessed Virign Mary was continuously occupied with ten pious exercises. These express the sentiments in her Immaculate Herat. They did not require external activity as she was still a tiny infant. Thus, we can practice them at Mass. We will thereby more actively participate at, and derive more spiritual fruit from, the Holy Sacrifice. Too often we doubt - deep down - that God is all-good, all-wise, and all-powerful. If we had greater confidence - faith! - then we would have nothing to worry about. Strive to foster a greater devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart and to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion with the same disposition as She received Him at the Annunciation. September 5, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Sancutuary of Divine Love View description ▼ St. Paul exhorts us to "walk in the Spirit" which is another way of saying "be devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary." The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Ghost are a perfect description of Mary's Heart. Choose one of those gifts (e.g. benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, etc.) and ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to form this virtue in your heart in her likeness. Like the Mass, Our Lady's Heart is an altar. Christ's Sacrifice is renewed therein as she offers her Son and herself with unspeakable love. At Mass, we too must offer Jesus - truly present - to God and offer ourselves with Him. The more we love Jesus - after Mary's example - the more this offering will also be a martyrdom! August 29, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Glowing Maternal Heart View description ▼ There is a deep connection between Mary's Immaculate Heart and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Our Lady pondered and preserved in her heart all the wondrous events of her Son - especially His Passion (cf. Lk 2:19, 51). As a very real mother, Our Lady took note of the slightest details regarding her Son. Her heart is a sacred depository of God. Now Holy Mass makes all these mysteries - contained in her Immaculate Heart - present for us! We are meant to ponder and preserve the Passion, marvelous mysteries, and events of Christ's life. Imitate Mary thus and you will grow in great sanctity. August 22, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Spiritual Lessons from the Assumption View description ▼ All the mysteries of our Lady's Assumption proclaim the greatness and the goodness of God. They also indicate in what the Christian life consists. Her death was joyful and beautiful because it was free of the three things which make death better: attachment to the world, remorse for sin and uncertainty of salvation. We in turn must strive to detach from the world, grow in humility and resign ourselves to the divine will. Our Lady is all-powerful by grace because she was perfect and sinless. The more we grow in sanctity, the more powerful will be our prayers and intercession. August 15, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
The Greatness of the Mass View description ▼ Over the centuries, the Church - guided by the Holy Ghost - has adorned the Mass with holy prayers, hymns, lessons, and ceremonies. The Church has enveloped the celebration of this adorable Sacrifice in a mystic veil in order to fill the faithful with religious awe and profound reverence, urging them to earnest pious contemplation and meditation. Pope Innocent I (~400 AD) affirms that the Roman liturgy comes from St. Peter and all must observe this rite. We do not know how this grave attack upon the Mass - upon the Catholic Faith, upon Christ Himself - will play out, but we can make reparation to the best of our ability. Approach the Mass as a penitent, offer yourself with Christ, and make a fervent thanksgiving. Merit special graces and greater glory in Heaven by gazing upon Christ during His Holy Sacrifice with greater love and devotion. August 8, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Offer Reparation for the Lack of Faith View description ▼ The great tragedy of 'Traditionis Custodes' is that Catholics today have almost completely lost faith in the infinite grandeur, sanctity and richness of the Mass. What was most sacred and filled with graces for past generations must remain so for us. If anyone, even the pope, wanted to radically change the Bible, hopefully you would respond that no one has the power to do that. Yet the Mass is even more sacred than the Bible. Consider four truths about the Mass. It is [1] The mystery of the Incarnation made present; [2] The birth of Jesus Christ; [3] The same sacrifice as Calvary; and [4] The work of Christ. Assist at Mass with more fervent faith in these truths. Thereby make reparation for lack of faith in the Mass. And strive to restore the Mass for everyone! August 1, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
The Mass is a Divine Work Not a Human One View description ▼ The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is not about us (man), but about God! This is an extremely important principle, but it has largely been forgotten on account of the diabolical changes proposed to the Mass in the aftermath of Vatican II. Holy Mass must be offered in a way that pleases God not man! It is the Holy Sacrifice of Christ which gives perfect glory, adoration and thanksgiving to God. It perfectly satisfies God's justice for the terrible offense of man's sins. God is eternal. He does not change nor do His great works. The truth He reveals does not change. The way He reveals man is to worship Him does not change. A distinctive feature of the Roman Rite is how it places all the focus on God and His Truth. As Catholics we must strive to place God - not self, not man - at the center of every aspect of our lives. Sadly, in many ways, we have replaced the worship of God with the worship of man. This is a grave error of our times and we are suffering from its consequences. July 25, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Tuy and the Great Mysteries of Our Faith View description ▼ What does it mean to express true belief in God, in the Holy Trinity? To accept the Truth of Who God Is, for example, means we whole-heartedly believe in Corpus Christi, the Sacred Heart, the Precious Blood, and the Immaculate Heart. The Church's liturgical year imprints these great mysteries of the Faith upon our minds and hearts. They are reinforced by our piety and prayer (e.g. by praying the monthly litanies of the Church). They are reaffirmed by God and Our Blessed Mother for our times in the Message of Fatima. The spectacular Vision of Tuy highlights these mysteries and reveals our grave disobedience against God, which is the great tragedy of our time. June 27, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Deeper Problem of the Motu Proprio View description ▼ Over the past sixty years, the Catholic world has been losing Faith in the Mass. It is not an imitation or memory of Calvary, but the same Sacrifice that Christ offered on the Cross, differing only in the manner of offering. Nothing gives God more glory or provides men with more benefits than the Mass. If one believes this infallible dogma of God, then how could on ever dare make radical changes to something so perfect and divine? July 23, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Fathers Provide Truth and Obedience View description ▼ During the Miracle of the Sun, the saintly children received a vision of St. Joseph holding the Christ Child and blessing the world. Fathers, bring Christ into your marriage and home. Fathers, imitate and teach two very important virtues of St. Joseph: truth and obedience. This is why God has given you authority over your family: teach the truth and obedience to Christ's doctrine and the inspirations of the Holy Ghost. Fathers, you do this primarily by example (though words can help). The world, the Church, and families are in dire straits on account of the many failings on the part of fathers. If you children have gone astray, be willing to make reparation for their sins and offer penance for their conversion. The Message of Fatima is key here! The faithful Catholic father must be ready to sacrifice. He will suffer a great deal. June 20, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Resist the False Attack upon the Mass View description ▼ A terrible document aimed at destroying the Mass of All Time is upon us. It goes against the Church's ancient Tradition; against God Himself. Hence we cannot obey it. We must stand fast despite being persecuted. Sadly, many Catholics do not realize that there are limits to the authority of the pope and bishops - limits witnessed to by the Church Herself. The hierarchy has authority so as to guard, protect, and transmit the Catholic doctrinal, moral and liturgical tradition - not to eliminate it! We have been infected with the falsehood that the liturgy is our work. No. It is about God. It is the supremely sacred work of Christ Himself! Altering the liturgy is to forget God - and that is the most imminent danger of our age. July 18, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
The Holy Ghost is the Power of God View description ▼ The Holy Ghost has infinite power. He is frequently symbolized as the 'Mighty Hand' or 'Finger' of God. He multiplies, perfects, confirms, and establishes grace in man. He seeks to guide the faithful Christian. Yet in addition to the True Faith and True Worship, one needs humility and docility to be attentive to His promptings. The Holy Ghost awakens in us an urgency to fight against the world, the flesh, and the devil. He reminds us that the devil goes about as a roaring lion (or monstrous serpent) seeking to devour us. As an example, consider Sister Lucia's "Vision of Tuy," which took place 92 years ago. This Vision is a summary and culmination of Our Lady's Message at Fatima. This is the day when God commanded that Russia be consecrated. This spectacular revelation points out three principle channels by which God dispenses ALL His grace: [1] Christ's sacrifice on the Cross; [2] The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; [3] The Blessed Mother. June 13, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Thou Hast Redeemed Us In Thy Blood View description ▼ Beware of false prophets, whom you shall know by their fruits. There is much 'rotten fruit' in the Church. Things are not good. The faith is very weak. Few make Holy Hours, vocations are scarce, and the Mass is everywhere shut down. Even worse, the Mass of All Time - which yields much good fruit - is being persecuted. The grave crisis should be obvious to everyone. In response, grow in your devotion to the Precious Blood and seek to imitate Christ in His Passion and Sacrifice. At Mass, "see" with faith our Bloody Lord (instead of the priest), for thus Christ appeared to many saints. Three certain fruits for those who meditate upon the Precious Blood with faith are: [1] Profound contrition for sins. {2] Immense gratitude to Christ for His Passion. [3] Stronger commitment to love Jesus and sacrifice for Him. July 11, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Participate at Mass Through the Precious Blood View description ▼ The Mystery of the Precious Blood is extremely important to our Catholic Faith and the truth about God. It is very neglected today and few appreciate it. This is one of the reasons why we are suffering through such a grave crisis of Faith. The Feast of the Precious Blood was eliminated from the new liturgical calendar; yet Holy Mother Church's tradition dedicates the entire month of July to this Mystery. In order to believe in God, you must believe in the Precious Blood. It is deeply connected to the Message of Our Lady at Fatima. A marvelous way to participate at Holy Mass is through devotion to the Precious Blood: [1] Adore It, [2] Offer It to the Eternal Father, [3] and invoke Its power. As you pray, enliven your faith in Christ's Precious Blood! July 4, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Two Great Obstacles to Grace View description ▼ The Church gives us the lengthy time of Pentecost to grow in grace. There are two great obstacles which prevent us from responding to the Holy Ghost: the world and the flesh. These are ever-present and unceasingly attack us. Do your best to constantly fight against these two nefarious influences upon your soul. June 6, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Affirm the Real Presence View description ▼ True Faith in Jesus Christ means that we MUST receive Our Lord in Holy Communion - for He has commanded this! It is not just a faith of words or feeling, but the act of receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and conforming our life to this truth. If we truly believe, we must do our best to receive Him well; to fast, to prepare well and to thank Him abundantly. An excellent preparation is to renew your baptismal vows and make an Act of Fatih as our First Communicant does. June 3, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Walk in the Spirit View description ▼ The Catholic religion exists in order to make the Mystery of the Holy Trinity known and to glorify God. We give Him glory by praising and adoring Him, by thanking and loving Him, by serving Him, and by leading other souls to Him. Reflect upon this often and ask yourself each day, "Am I glorifying God?" How does man render special glory to God the Holy Ghost? By obeying Him, by responding well to the graces He offers, and by begging Him for more grace. Yet how can one differentiate the Holy Ghost's promptings from the devil, the world, and the flesh? Two fundamental rules: the Holy Ghost always abides by [1] authentic Catholic doctrine and [2] authentic Catholic worship - for He is the Spirit of Truth and of Prayer. Knowing this makes it abundantly clear why we have such a grave crisis in the Church today: few are following the Holy Ghost. May 30, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
St Alphonsus on Queenship of Mary View description ▼ In the Church's prayers, we address Mary as Queen. St. Alphonsus explains her queenship. As Our Lady's merits exceed that of all the saints and angels, so too does her glory. Let us dedicate ourselves to the service of our Heavenly Queen. May 31, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Vatican Two Had the Spirit of the World View description ▼ This Pentecost, we highlight just one aspect of the Holy Ghost's mission, that of sanctifying and saving souls. In order to receive the Holy Ghost, we have to 'make space' for Him. In so far as one is filled with the spirit of the world, of the flesh, and of self-love, one does not allow Him to work in our souls. The choking spirit of the world is ubiquitous within the Church. The doors were flung wide for this false spirit at Vatican 2 and it remains the single greatest source of the Church's evils today. Note how tell-tale signs of the Holy Ghost were set aside at this council: [1] The Creed and True Faith; [2] True worship and prayer with greater devotion and fervor, and [3] A rejection of the spirit of the world which is always opposes itself to to Christ. Pray for wisdom and the other gifts of the Holy Ghost, which always serve the salvation of one's soul. May 23, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Mission of Grace and Truth View description ▼ The mission of the Holy Ghost is to give testimony of Jesus by leading men into all truth and bestowing that grace which divinizes souls, forming Jesus Christ in them. But He does not do this work alone. He does it in union with the Blessed Virgin Mary. This pattern is clearly seen at the Incarnation and at Pentecost. He descends in response to Mary's prayer, faith and love. With the Holy Ghost, Our Lady forms Christ in souls, enabling one to think and act like her Son. With the Holy Ghost, Our Lady always witnesses to the truth. For example, at Fatima she emphasizes the dogma of the Faith, so necessary in our times plagued by error and deceits of the devil. Devotion to Our Lady and Her Immaculate Heart May 16, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Aspire to be a Holy Catholic Mother View description ▼ Motherhood is so important, that in the order of grace, God gives us two mothers: His own Mother and the Church. The world devalues motherhood because it is so lost. Resist this temptation. Look to the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be your model. Pray that the Holy Ghost will shape your heart after hers. Three recommendations: [1] Our Lady never ceases praying and offering sacrifices for us her children. Imitate her. [2] Live and teach the virtues opposite the great vices of heresy, blasphemy and impurity. [3] Feed and nourish you children spiritually. Bring them to the Holy Eucharist. May 9, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
First Holy Communion View description ▼ In the Mystery of the Holy Eucharist, Our Savior Jesus Christ gives us the gift of Himself, so that every single time we approach this great Mystery, we are able to express our Faith in Him. We should tell Him, from the depths of our heart, that we love Him above all things and that we desire to possess Him in our soul. To strengthen your Eucharistic Faith: [1] See in the human priest of flesh and blood that Jesus Christ is always the Eternal High Priest at Mass. [2] Detach your heart from the things of this world. [3] Turn to your holy and Blessed Mother, as Christ received His Body and Blood from her. May 5, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Holy Communion and Fatima View description ▼ The mission of the Holy Ghost is to bring Christ's work of redemption to fulfillment. He brings to souls the grace merited by Our Savior in His Passion and Death. He judges the world as to wether one believes and accepts - or rejects - Christ. Just as our Lady cooperated uniquely with Christ in Redemption, so she cooperates uniquely with the Holy Ghost in His mission, particularly through her apparition at at Fatima. She comes to warn the world of sin and judgment. She also brings the grace of her Son in a beautiful and special way, through devotion to her Immaculate Heart. There is also a very strong connection between Our Lady's Message at Fatima and Holy Communion: both in terms of growing in faith and grace, and in being aware of our time's terrible sacrileges and apostasy. May 2, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Faith in Christ is a Eucharistic Faith View description ▼ Our Savior gives us Himself in the Blessed Sacrament so that we may truly believe in Him. All the Easter Octave gospels emphasize that belief in Christ is centered upon the Holy Eucharist. Anyone who calls himself a Christian, but does not have this faith, is very confused. A conception of Christ without the Eucharist is terribly erroneous. Yet even those who profess this belief have a very weak and frail Eucharistic Faith. Has it been completely lost? Consider our lack of forgiveness, or our fear over sickness and death, or our willingness to believe the media and others to the point where we abandon the Eucharist. Pray to grow in a Eucharistic Faith, especially as you prepare for, and give thanks after, Holy Communion. Blessed are those who believe even when they do not see or understand. April 18, 2021 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez

Sermons by Fr. Simplicius: 2021

Vax-Cult Opposes Christs Kingship View description ▼ Few remember the destruction wrought by vaccine mandates in 19th century England. If we don't learn from history, then we're doomed to repeat it. Strange how modern governments, which claim to be so enlightened, can be so despotic. The modern state sees itself as absolute. All must submit to its authority and doctrines, while it submits to none. Yet a tyranny sincerely exercised for the 'good' of its victims is the most oppressive. Thus, the vax-cult sets itself up as false religion against the Kingship of Christ. October 31, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
A Child is Born to Us View description ▼ For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. You and I can now love the Father with the Heart of Christ. We can offer all the sufferings of the Christ Child as an infinite act of reparation. On account of the Christmas Mystery, those in the state of grace can love God with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Divine Infant is born for us; the Messiah has been given to us. Let us use this Christmas gift well so that we may gain the gift of Eternal Life. January 1, 2022 by Fr. Simplicius
Deception and Fraud at Medjugorje View description ▼ How do we know "The Gospa" appearances at Medjugorje are false? Consider the glaring theological problems. The Gospa promotes heresy, including religious indifferentism, near universalism and denies the Mediatrix of all Graces. The 'seers' spiritual director was laicized for sins of impurity and other grave offenses. Church authorities have stated nothing supernatural has occurred. One bishop and exorcist explained that these 'apparitions' are an absolutely diabolical event and that everything there happens for the sake of money. Indeed the 'seers' have grown wealthy and are even able to command the apparitions at will. The Gospa serves Satan. Note that in the Gospa's images, her heel is completely covered. Why? It is Our Lady's heel which crushes the Infernal Serpent and so he is unable to tolerate it being seen. December 8, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Mandatory Rejoicing View description ▼ The Coming of Christ the highest point of sacred and secular history. The only proper response for us on this day is to rejoice. Pope St. Leo the Great even says it would be unlawful to be sad on Christmas Day. And why rejoice? We must rejoice for the destroyer of sin and death has come to cleanse us and to grant us eternal life. Our Savior has come to free us from sin and satan’s tyranny. December 25, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
American Kulaks and Catholic Kulaks View description ▼ Communist Soviets vilified and destroyed the Kulaks. They made them the scapegoats for everything going wrong in the Bolshevik Revolution. History is now being repeated. In the American landscape, the powers that be vilify all those who yearn for what made this country great. These 'American Kulaks' and must be destroyed. Similarly, in the ecclesial landscape, modernists who hold power vilify all Catholics who love the Faith and Tradition. These 'Catholic Kulaks' are made scapegoats for the failed spirit of Vatican II. Reasoning with the revolutionaries' hatred and suicidal tendencies is not possible. This only ends with the destruction of the 'Kulaks' or of the revolutionaries. December 12, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Our Lady of Sorrows in Campocavallo View description ▼ In 1883, a good priest adorned the country chapel of Campocavallo with a pious 'Pieta' image of Our Lady. The image proved miraculous, moving its eyes and shedding tears. It was crowned and adorned with jewels, despite the pilfery of impious thieves. The sorrows and sufferings of Mary are a great mystery. Yet in their union with Christ, they have wrought our redemption. Truly, Our Lady is Co-Redemptrix. She continues to shed tears – for man unceasingly offends God and her Son is betrayed by His prelates. May her tears gain our salvation. September 26, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Mustard Seed of Tradition View description ▼ The mustard seed can be likened to the Catholic Church, the True Faith, and the Ancient Mass. The Church had the humblest origins, yet has spread to cover the world. Today's Church elite consider the Latin Mass insignificant and wish to stamp out anything not reformed by modernism. False doctrines spread easily, because men readily embrace teachings of worldly power, lusts of the flesh, or a path of self-justified ease. Yet no matter how small the seed, the tree is to be judged by its fruits. The New Mass has much rotten fruit. Have confidence in Gamaliel's principle: "If this work be of men, it will come to nought. But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God" (Acts 5:38-39). November 14, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Our Revenge Will Be In the Laugther of Our Children View description ▼ There is a great parallel between the Holy Cross of Christ and the Traditional Latin Mass. Intimately connected to Christ's Sacrifice, both have been attacked, lost, and recovered. A great theft was perpetrated against Catholics as the True Mass was wrongfully suppressed. Even worse, the injustice was committed by our own pastors. After a brief respite, it is now under terrible attack again. Why? [1] Many churchmen hate tradition. [2] The pride and selectivity of traditionalists. Do we embrace all tradition - including penance, prayer, modesty, humility? [3] God has allowed it. Perhaps, that we may properly appreciate His Sacrifice. So, let us learn from the lessons of the past. October 3, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Population Control for the Dead View description ▼ This is an ugly sermon, but the topic needs to be preached. The modern world immersed in a culture of death largely hates the body of man. This is seen in how we treat the remains of the deceased. Cremation is forbidden by traditional Catholic teaching. Yet even this desecration is insufficient. The environmentalist ideology, embraced by some prelates, now promotes the liquifying of human bodies or turning them into compost. The body effectively becomes a sacrificial offering to the diabolic earth goddess pachamama. It is truly Catholic to respect the human body in the womb and in the tomb. November 7, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Death Penalty Promotes Culture of Life View description ▼ October is respect life month. Many priests will rightly preach against abortion and euthanasia. But now some will speak against capital punishment. Their error largely stems from an 'enlightenment' rejection of the supernatural, from misunderstanding the nature of punishment, and even from rejecting the existence of hell. Capital punishment actually promotes the Culture of Life! A just execution is an act of obedience to the 5th Commandment, for its purpose is to foster and promote human life. The Church has always accept the use of the death penalty - in fact, it is biblical. This teaching can never be changed. October 17, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Never Deformed Never Reformed View description ▼ St. Bruno of Cologne (+1101) founded the Carthusians after witnessing the revival of the corpse of a man condemned for all eternity. This order is considered to be the most ascetic. It has never experienced radical change. The Order has never needed to be reformed because has never been deformed. The Carthusian motto: 'The Cross Stands Still While the World Turns.' The world is always restless. Modern man is rarely at peace and easily distracted. Covid and the vaccine have caused great disruptions. The Church too is greatly agitated from within. Yet tradition remains firm and consistent. Our love for the faith and the Holy Mass will unite us and keep us focussed on what really matters. October 10, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
The Debacle View description ▼ The United States' exit from Afghanistan has been an utter debacle. It has resulted in humiliation, chaos, and death. We must re-evaulate our entire strategy. We should return to the traditions of our past. Yet in our modern day, the ruling class of elites never suffer consequences for the destruction resulting from their erroneous ideologies. The same holds true within the Church! For decades now, we have had to deal with decisions of the hierarchy that has devastated the Church. Nevertheless, Church leaders now intensify their attack on Tradition, which is the area of the Church showing the most vitality. August 29, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Pharisaical vs Publican Liturgies View description ▼ Today's gospel provides a powerful analogy by which to compare and contrast the Traditional and New Mass. We have a pharisaical liturgy for modern man where man stands with pride before God making it 'all about himself.' We have a publican liturgy for the marginalized man who kneels in recognition of his nothingness and God's greatness, not daring to enter the sacred sanctuary. With the new motu proprio, are we doomed to repeat the terrible errors which overtook the Church in the 60s and have left a loss of faith and devastation in their wake? How could anyone forget the ancient truth: lex orandi, lex credendi. In other words the Church believes as she worships. This means that the Church's liturgy is the most effective means of preserving and interpreting the one True Faith. If man radically changes the liturgy, then man is likewise radically altering the True Faith which God has revealed. August 1, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Critical Theory is Destroing Our Nation View description ▼ 'Critical Theory' is being advanced in every facet of society. Fueled by lies, it compels men to see structural and systemic evils in all of traditional western civilization. It promotes self hate, alienation, and despair. Why? Because it is ultimately a marxist ploy aimed at furthering global revolution to enthrone a new world order based on the errors of Russia. Our country does have its original sins. It failed to recognize God as the source of authority, embraced naturalism and free masonic principles, and did not proclaim the social kingship of Christ. However, we do well to appreciate the good in our nation and its founders. The Catholic Church rejects critical theory; she instead carefully discerns what is true and good in every culture, while rejecting what is erroneous and evil. July 4, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Take Back the Moral High Ground View description ▼ In any battle, it is more advantageous to hold the higher ground. John the Baptist held moral superiority over adulterous Herod. John's preaching based on divine authority trumps the opinions of fallen men. Yet today's cultural war suffers from a revolutionary inversion. Church leaders ceded the high ground by choosing to dialogue with the world, trumpeting tolerance and coexistence. Religious indifference and moral ecumenism dominate our pulpits. The anti-prophets now demand affirmation and approval of heinous sins, while condemning and silencing all opposition. They are moral crusaders fully committed to their cause while the Church weakly whispers and compromises. One may not respect the opinions of any man which are offensive to God! Oh, how again need voices like that of The Baptist. June 27, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
The Cloak of St Joseph View description ▼ Holy Joseph of the Old Testament serves as a type prefiguring St. Joseph. Numerous details lead us to this spiritual insight, including his parentage, his cloak, his purity, his royalty, and his dreams. Yet the fulfillment is always greater than the prefigurement. He was Christ's example of manhood and an icon of God the Father for the Christ Child. He is the exemplar of what all human fathers should be. See good St. Joseph as a true example of holy masculinity and as a real father to you every day. The Church also possesses several relics from him: his leather belt, holy staff, wedding ring, and holy cloak - which we shall venerate this year as part of the "Year of St. Joseph." June 20, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Eucharistic Miracles View description ▼ The priesthood has a higher dignity and honor than any other office in the world. Consider, God binds Himself to obey the words of an unworthy man as he says: 'Hoc Est Enim Corpus Meum." This mystery of Transubstantiation is difficult for many to accept. Yet Christ clearly stated one must eat His Flesh and Drink His Blood to have eternal life (Jn 6:55). God gives us faith to compensate for what our senses can not grasp. Moreover, in His mercy, He assists our faith with eucharistic miracles. Pray that He grant you a stronger faith and love for the Real and Substantial Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. May 30, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
The Virus of Cowardice View description ▼ It is extraordinary what fear has done to us as a people. Despite the tremendous decline in virus related cases, which happened well before the introduction of any vaccine, the fear continues. Masks have become part of everyday life. Segregation is back: the vaccinated are ‘privileged’ but others are treated as ‘lepers.’ We have become silly and weak. We are afraid to die. Why? Because we are filled with a worldly spirit as opposed to the Holy Ghost. Can we ever see in our day anything similar to what martyrs and previous Catholics did for the glory of God? Consider the example of St. Venantius, a 15 year old martyr. Pentecost transformed the Apostles, yet the emption of fear has changed us. May we stir up the graces of confirmation, that cowardice may be transformed into courage. May 23, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
The Harrowing of Hell View description ▼ By His Incarnation and Death, Our Lord employed a 'Trojan horse' type strategy. In His human nature, Christ could suffer and die. Contending with Death, Christ descended into, and conquered, the netherworld. His spoils of victory were the holy souls from the Limbo of the Fathers. The traditional doctrine of Christ's 'descent into hell' is summarized by four main points. These dispel the blasphemous error, in vogue today, that Christ suffered fire and despair in hell, similar to the souls lost for all eternity. May 2, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius
Mary Our Mother and Queen View description ▼ No matter how old we are, we owe devotion to our mothers for all they have done in forming and loving us. One must also have devotion to Our Lady. We all owe her our very salvation. Unlike with the saints, devotion to Our Lady is NECESSARy for salvation. Without her we would not have the Mass, the Church, nor salvation in Jesus Christ, true God and man. She is a most tender Mother and worthy Queen. May we confidently entrust to her all things that are ours; our joys, our troubles, our hopes—especially as more difficult times fall upon the Church. May 9, 2021 by Fr. Simplicius