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Dom Luiz, Ukrainian Song & the Rosary

Thank You for the Articles against Distributism

Dear TIA,

I wanted to send along a thank you for all the Distributism articles you post along with the clarity of the page that catalogs all the information. If Catholics would realize that Communism has been spoon fed to us even under the guise of orthodox teaching (have you seen how many Chesterton schools have been started in the nation???), I think true Traditional Church Teaching would make a solid return.

Along the same lines, I have noticed that John Senior might be the American Chesterton? I am very uncomfortable with his writings and movement, but can never figure out why. He has the same flavor as McNaab to my ear. Maybe I am making connections that aren't really there, though. I would be interested in your opinion on that topic.

     Best regards,


TIA responds:

Dear K.S.,

Thank you for your encouraging words. They mean a lot to us.

Unfortunately, we have not made a study of the works of John Senior. However, we know about the Pearson program he directed at Kansas University, but we do not know enough about it to say whether or not he supports the Distributism of Fr. McNaab

His dream of a Catholic village seems to us lacking in Catholic militancy. Without a militant action on the part of laymen led by clergy zealous for the Reign of Christ in all society, a Catholic village, city or country cannot exist. It will not be built with just prayers and poetry.

We know also that he was aware of the crisis in the Church caused by Vatican II. At the end of his life, he wrote TIA a letter saying he would not publicly encourage Mr. Guimarães' work In the Murky Waters of Vatican II, but that privately he praised it and thought it was necessary. His public praise and approval would have been helpful to us then in the fight, but he did not want to enter the fray.

If you have a deeper insight into his work and want to review it, we will be glad to receive it from you.


     TIA correspondent desk


Funeral Mass for Dom Luiz de Orleans e Bragança

Dear TIA,

I am passing to you a video [below] I received from Brazil on the Mass and burial of the Heir of the Imperial Throne of Brazil, Prince Dom Luiz de Orleans e Bragança.

As we know, Brazil was an Empire independent from Portugal for many years. That time was very prosperous for Brazil and the humble classes. It was Princess Isabel, the Regent of the Empire in the absence of her father Emperor Pedro II, who abolished slavery in 1888. She was and still is extremely popular among the simple people.

Likewise, the two Emperors had very successful reigns and their efforts placed Brazil on a very prestigious cultural and economic level among the civilized nations.

Because of this healthful past, to this day monarchy enjoys the support of many sectors of the population. One of them is nothing less than the majority of the Brazilian Navy, which traditionally is a monarchist force. Given this strong support, some decades ago Brazilians held a referendum to check if the monarchy should return. The monarchy did not win, but the monarchists continue to nourish the hope that one day, in the not so far future, it will rule Brazil again.

In any circumstance, I believe that your readers will benefit from knowing that in that giant country of South America, Brazil, the monarchy is still an option.

H.I.R.H. Prince Dom Luiz died at age 84, after fighting an illness for a long time.

A friend translated the speaker's words and put them in English text at the bottom of the screen.

     Keep up your good work.



Don’t Forget the Poor Souls


Re: How to Help the Poor Souls

Although, there are many ways to help the Poor Souls in Purgatory, it is incumbent on all of us to pray for our parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, among others. One short but effective way to help the Souls is to sprinkle Holy Water in the form of a Cross, first for the Poor Souls, and also, before we bless ourselves at Church or at home.

Related in the book, Purgatory by Fr. F.X. Schouppe, S.J., gives this among other helps for the souls. To sprinkle Holy Water in the form of a Cross is like pouring a barrel full of water on the poor soul, the relief is not only never forgotten but shortens the time the Poor Soul spends in Purgatory.

Don't forget, daily, your family members who might be in Purgatory.



Ukraine Heroic Song

Dear TIA,

I am glad TIA is seeing clearly and supporting the efforts of the Ukrainian people to free themselves from the invasion of Communism. It is sad to see that many traditionalists and conservatives are falling prey to Moscow’s propaganda.

Here is a famous song that is very popular among Ukrainians that is becoming more and more timely as the war in Ukraine grows more intense and dangerous.



Saints & Popes on the Rosary

Dear TIA,

Someone sent me these quotes from Saints on the power of the Rosary. l I thought you might like to share them with your readers.
  1. Saint Louis de Montfort: "If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory. Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if – and mark well what I say – if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins."

  2. Pope Pius XI: "The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin... If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors."

  3. Pope Leo XIII: "The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying."

  4. Saint Bernardine of Siena: "You must know that when you 'hail' Mary, she immediately greets you! Don't think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many — on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!"

  5. Pope Saint Pius X: "The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God...and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary."

  6. Blessed Alan de la Roche: "If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation."

  7. Pope Pius IX: "Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world."

  8. Saint Anthony Mary Claret: "When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better."

  9. Saint Francis de Sales: "The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary."

  10. Sister Lucy of Fatima (Fatima seer): “The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”


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Posted July 21, 2022

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