Pope Under Fire for Lifting Excommunication of SSPX Bishops
By Christopher A. Ferrara
This is great news for the Society and the Church at large. But the good news is accompanied by bad news about a problem that must be addressed in order to prevent grave damage to the cause of Tradition. First, let us consider the import of the good news.
Blast From the Past Pic
Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception
Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Here is a photograph of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, circa 1914 in the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas.
Note the cathedra and canopy on the left, the curved communion rails and the pulpit winding around the pillar. One can only weep thinking of the destruction of the high altar. I am told that the six foot angels are warehoused, in disuse, at the back of a local Protestant cemetery.
Wouldn't it be grand if the renovation of the cathedral included the rebuilding of a high altar and communion rails! If only such vision could be found in this diocese...
Vatican Insider Projects Speedy SSPX Resolution
SSPX Will Not be Forced to Swallow the Council
By Brian Mershon(Exclusive to The Remnant)
In fact, Vatican sources have indicated that the full regularization may occur as early as February 2, 2009, the Feast of the Purification of Our Lady and Candlemas, which, if true, would be quite a Christmas present to the Church and especially traditionalist Catholics worldwide!
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The term Chaplet is used commonly to designate Roman Catholic prayer forms which use prayer beads, but are not necessarily related to the Rosary. Some of these chaplets have a strong Marian connotation, others are more directly related to Jesus or the Saints. Chaplets are considered "personal devotionals," and there is no set form and therefore they vary considerably. While the usual five decade rosary may be referred to as a chaplet, often chaplets have fewer beads than a traditional rosary and a different set of prayers. Common Chaplets include:
- Chaplet of Divine Mercy, using ordinary rosary beads of five decades.
- Chaplet of Holy Wounds, a rosary based prayer using the ordinary rosary beads, but without the usual mysteries
- Chaplet (Little Crown) of the Infant Jesus, made up of three and twelve beads.
- Chaplet of the Sacred Heart, consisting of 33 small beads, 6 large beads, a centerpiece, a Crucifix and a Sacred Heart Medal.
- Little Chaplet of the Holy Face, to honor the Five Wounds of Jesus Christ, composed of a cross and six large beads and thirty-three small.
- Chaplet of the Precious Blood, consisting of thirty-three beads in seven groups.
- Chaplet of Black Madonna of Częstochowa, made up of nine beads with a crucifix and a medal of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
- Chaplet of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, consisting of a medal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, three separate beads, and 12 additional beads.
- Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception, also called the Crown of Stars, consisting of 3 groups of 4 beads, with a medal of the Immaculate Conception. 
- Chaplet (Rosary) of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, made up of seven groups of seven beads. Also known as the Dolour beads.
- Chaplet of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, composed of eight brown, eight red and eight crystal beads.
- Chaplet of Saint Anthony, made up of thirteen sets of three beads.
- Chaplet of Saint Joseph, which is divided into 15 groups of four beads consisting of one white and three purple beads.
- Chaplet of Saint Patrick, made up of twelve beads symbolizing the twelve perils of St. Patrick
- Chaplet of Saint Philomena, consisting of three white beads and thirteen red beads.
- Bridgettine Rosary, consisting of six decades of ten beads each. There are three additional beads at the end.
- Little Flower Chaplet, made of one large bead and twenty-four smaller beads.
- Chaplet of the Way of the Cross, made of fifteen groups of three beads, etc.
- Chaplet in Honor of the Holy Infant of Good Health, said on the standard Dominican Rosary.
- Chaplet of Saint Michael the Archangel, comprising nine groups of four beads each, consisting of three Hail Marys and one Our Father in each. (Each of the nine groups is said in honor of one of the nine choirs of angels.)