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The Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) is dedicated to the preservation and spread of the traditional Catholic Faith. CMRI is responsible for over 50 traditional Catholic churches and Mass centers both in the U.S. and abroad, as well as a number of schools staffed by religious. Read more about how these traditional Catholic priests, Brothers and Sisters live and spread the authentic Catholic Faith and the Fatima Message...

Upcoming Events

Jan 6-14   Sisters’ Novena to Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Please send your intentions to the nuns.)
Aug. 8   Ladies’ Retreat at Mount St. Michael

What’s New

Fatima Conference 2011: “Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum” (Oct. 5-9, 2011)
Priestly Ordinations of Fr. Brendan Legg and Fr. Michael Oswalt (June 29, 2011)


Sr. Maria Mechtilde, CMRI - RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sr. Maria Mechtilde, CMRI, who died of a heart attack on the evening of September 30, 2011. Sister was 78 years old and had been in religious life since 1979.

Final response of Bishop Pivarunas to Fr. Markus Ramolla
Bishop Pivarunas's response to Fr. Ramolla's August 21 bulletin

Current Editions of CMRI’s Publications

Reign of Mary #144 cover    The Reign of Mary
CMRI’s quarterly magazine: (Subscribe)
The latest issue of The Reign of Mary (#144) was mailed in early December. This issue has a full-color photo spread of the Fatima Conference. (See list of articles below.)

Two clerics take the Oath against Modernism


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December 2011: His Excellency's trip to Argentina to administer Confirmation; Minor Orders and the Subdiaconate conferred on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Moral Theology: Publication of the Collection; the Rights of a Religious

The Sisters foster a tender devotion to Our Lady    Anima Mariae (Soul of Mary)
CMRI Sisters’ free quarterly newsletter: (Subscribe)
The Winter 2011 issue of Anima Mariae has been mailed. In this issue, we will share with you some of our memories of Sr. Maria Mechtilde, who passed away on Sept. 31. Next issue: March. Novenas: Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Jan. 15) and Our Lady of Lourdes (Feb. 11).

traditional Catholic calendar 2012 cover: beautiful classic Catholic paintings    2012 Traditional Catholic Calendar
Full color Catholic calendar with beautiful pictures of famous Catholic paintings of Jesus, Mary and the saints. Includes Traditional Church feasts (Pope Pius XII), Holy Days of Obligation, laws of fast and abstinence. Also available: traditional Catholic planner.

Mary Immaculate Queen Traditional Catholic Books and Religious Articles    Traditional Catholic Books and Religious Goods:
Browse through Mary Immaculate Queen Center, staffed by the CMRI Sisters, and see their comprehensive selection of traditional Catholic books, pamphlets and calendars, as well as Catholic music and DVD’s, rosaries, scapulars, crucifixes and much more. Be sure to sign up for MIQ’s free mailing list so the Sisters can let you know about specials, new items, etc.

Recent additions to the Article Index:
    • Conciliar Church Says Jews Need Not Convert
    • The Role of the Mother in the Family
    • The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
    • The Looming Canonization of John Paul II
    • “Come, Follow Me...” (Priestly and Religious Vocations)
    • Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the Home

Of Special Interest

Reclaiming a Hijacked Priesthood: Michael Oswalt speaks of his experiences in a VII seminary Ordained in the modern Catholic Church in 2008, Michael Oswalt soon came to see that not only were his orders invalid, but that his Church was not truly the Catholic Church. He came to Mount St. Michael in January of 2010 to prepare to be ordained according to the traditional Catholic rite. Having received the Diaconate earlier this spring, Fr. Oswalt was ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 2011, at Mount St. Michael.
View Fr. Oswalt’s online interview (2009) His letter to the clergy of the diocese of Rockford, a superb explanation of why the modern Church is not truly the Catholic Church, was published in Issue No. 138 of The Reign of Mary and may also be read at this link.
Also available: Feb. 2010 Talk at Mount St. Michael (CD)
“Reclaiming a Hijacked Priesthood: One Man’s Story” (CD)

CMRI’s Quarterly Magazine: The Reign of Mary

Reign of Mary #144 cover

The Reign of Mary Issue No. 144 was mailed in early December. Included in this issue are the following articles:

° Letter from the Editor

° Assessment of the Assisi Meetings, 1986 and 2011
 The Celebration of an Abomination
 by Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the interfaith prayer service convoked by John Paul II. In that 1986 meeting, the leaders of non-Catholic Churches and non-Christian religions were invited to pray for world peace.....

° Modern Psychology and the Rupture of Society
 Psychology’s Attempt to Usurp True Religion
 by Sr. Marie Janae, CMRI
Society seems to be disintegrating or, perhaps more accurately, racing down the path to total destruction. Over the past 50-60 years, especially in the United States, something has happened to our utopia....

° Are You With the Pope?
 Benedict XVI Belongs to a New Religion
 by Rev. Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI
People often ask: “Are you with the pope?” We are with the popes, all 260 of them. Name any pope from St. Peter to Pope Pius XII, and they will claim us as their faithful children. If there were a legitimate pope right now, we would definitely be with him!...

° “I Put You in This Place”
 by Rev. Fr. Johannes Heyne
“Lord, give me strength to change what I can change, patience to accept what I cannot change, and wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.” It is true we have to be eager to change things for the better. But we also have to be able to accept the things we cannot change. For this, it is important that we try to see those things as coming from God and arranged by Him.....

° Hernando Cortes, Conquistador of Christ
 Part XII: The Final Conquest
 by Rev. Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI
Over 60 soldiers along with 1,200 Indians and eight horses were killed or captured in the failed assault, the toll of Cortes’ company alone being 35 or 40 soldiers and 1,000 Indians. In attacking the companies of Pedro de Alvarado and Gonzalo de Sandoval the enemy savagely slung at them several heads of Cortes’ soldiers....

° Adoremus in Aeternum
 A Study of the Traditional Latin Mass: Reception of Holy Communion
 by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
Before the Communion of the faithful, the priest takes his Communion. This is the third and last principal part of the Mass, and, therefore, essentially completes it. In order for you to fulfill your moral obligation as a Catholic to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation, you must be present for all three principal parts of the Mass....”

° In Season—Out of Season
 “And Who is My Neighbor?”
 A Sermon Preached by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI,
on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost
My dear friends in Christ, in today’s Gospel, we have a wonderful story often referred to as the parable of the Good Samaritan. This has to do with charity, and how a man traveling between Jerusalem and Jericho was accosted by thieves who beat him and robbed him and left him half dead....

° Liturgical Year
 Stabat Mater Speciosa
By the crib wherein reposing, With His eyes in slumber closing, Lay serene her Infant-boy...

° Servus Mariae
 The Confraternity of Mary Immaculate Queen
 by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
We are surrounded by a society that is “directly opposed to Christian morality: duty is proclaimed an empty word; conscience [is] mere prejudice; divorce, a right; adultery, a weakness readily excused; purity and fidelity are ridiculed; vice is exalted and virtue scorned”...

° Respice Stellam Voca Mariam
 The Qualities of True Devotion to Mary
 by Rev. Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI
St. Louis Marie de Montfort explains how more than in previous times, it is essential that we understand the qualities of true devotion to our Blessed Mother, for today there are misunderstandings and totally false notions regarding devotion in her honor....

° World Watch (short news stories compiled by The Reign of Mary staff):
     Benedict XVI Praises Martin Luther
     D.C. Mandates Standardized Sex Ed Tests for 5th Graders
     Vatican Calls for Central World Bank
     Amish Men Jailed Over Safety Triangles
     German Conciliar Bishops Make a Fortune in Porn
     Mexico Proposes 2-Year Marriages
     French Catholics Beaten by Police for Protesting Blasphemy
     Blind Man “Sees” by Clicking
     Ireland Closes Embassy to Vatican
     Teens Expose Girl Scouts’ Promotion of Promiscuity, Abortion
     Cop Helps Repair Virgin Mary Statue
     Christian Student in Egyptian School Murdered for Wearing Crucifix
     Gays Get Higher Salaries to Offset Taxes
     Christian in Iran May Be Executed for Converting
     81-year-old Priest Fights Celibacy Rule
     Florida Abortuary Offers Discount Abortions on Sundays
     Archaeologists Uncover Centuries-Old Church Remains in Florida
     Vatican Issues New Missal Translation
     Eucharistic Nightmare in Minnesota
     Mother Gets Probation for Spanking 2-Year-Old

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