VIDEO: Happy Feast of St. Nicholas who fought against heresies inside the Church!

Happy Feast Day of St. Nicholas, a bishop who fought against the heresies within the Church. We want to make sure everyone knows about the free event with Canon Lawyer Philip Gray on Saturday, December 1st at 1 pm at Royale Orleans. Come learn your canon law rights as well as get updated on progress made to date with the Procurator Mandate signings happening throughout the Archdiocese. REGISTER HERE>>> PhilipGray.Eventbrite.com

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VIDEO: Why would you not lead a public rosary at “Mass of Unity” today on First Saturday?

I am praying for Archbishop Rozanski, Bishop Rivituso, and Fr. Chris Martin, as well as for All Things New and that the Holy Spirit will guide it. Only God makes all things new. Not “WE make all things new” as we heard a few times at Mass today. There was a good showing of blue shirts, but why would you not lead us in a Rosary on First Saturday, Archbishop Rozanski and Fr. Chris Martin? Overall, it was a pretty poor showing at the Basilica. We have collected over 1500 signed Procurator Mandates in 3 weeks. Probably 3 times as many as the people who attended the Mass of Unity. More

VIDEO: Join us Sat. Dec 10th with Canon Lawyer Philip Gray at 1 pm

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VIDEO: Happy Feast of St. Nicholas who fought against heresies inside the Church!

Happy Feast Day of St. Nicholas, a bishop who fought against the heresies within the Church. We want to make sure everyone knows about the free event with Canon Lawyer Philip Gray on Saturday, December 1st at 1 pm at Royale Orleans. Come learn your canon law rights as well as get updated on progress made to date with the Procurator Mandate signings happening throughout the Archdiocese. REGISTER HERE>>> PhilipGray.Eventbrite.comMore

VIDEO: Why would you not lead a public rosary at “Mass of Unity” today on First Saturday?

I am praying for Archbishop Rozanski, Bishop Rivituso, and Fr. Chris Martin, as well as for All Things New and that the Holy Spirit will guide it. Only God makes all things new. Not “WE make all things new” as we heard a few times at Mass today. There was a good showing of blue shirts, but why would you not lead us in a Rosary on First Saturday, Archbishop Rozanski and Fr. Chris Martin? Overall, it was a pretty poor showing at the Basilica. We have collected over 1500 signed Procurator Mandates in 3 weeks. Probably 3 times as many as the people who attended the Mass of Unity.

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VIDEO: Encouraging you to attend Mass of Unity with Archbishop Rozanskiat at Cathedral Basilica 10am on 1st Saturday, Dec. 3

I encourage you to attend the Mass of Unity with Archbishop Rozanski at 10 am on the First Saturday, December 3 at the Cathedral Basilica. Make sure to WEAR BLUE to honor Our Blessed Mother. I have asked many times for our Church leaders to publicly pray a Rosary with us about All Things New. Below is my email requesting this again. Also, I will repeat my “controversial” message: PRAY for the Archbishop, PRAY for All Things New, and PRAY that the Holy Spirit is the guide of All Things New. And no matter what, whether they close 1 parish or 101 parishes, do not abandon ship!More

VIDEO: All Praise and All Thanksgiving Be Every Moment Thine

“If you suffer with Him, you will reign with Him. If you cry with Him, you will have joy with Him. If you die with Him on the Cross of Tribulation, you will possess the eternal dwelling place and the splendor of the saints, and your name, written in the Book of Life, will be glorious among men.” – St. Clare of AssisiMore

VIDEO: Wear blue to the Mass of Unity with Archbishop Rozanski on Sat. Dec 3 at Cathedral Basilica

I am going to the Mass of Unity with Archbishop Rozanski on Saturday, December 3 at the Cathedral Basilica, and plan to wear blue in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We have asked the Archdiocesan leaders to lead a public rosary, but have not heard back. I plan to just attend the Mass and pray.

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VIDEO: Happy Thanksgiving to all, and St. Clement, pray for us.

We pray for the Church, and we pray for Archbishop Rozanski, Bishop Rivituso, and Fr. Chris Martin. We submit to the authority of the Church. We want to work with the Archdiocesan leaders to help in the evangelization plan for our parishes. Below is an outline of what I say at the meetings. It is not controversial at all. Fr. Chris Martin said on the radio that there are parishes excited about merging, to which I say “great”! Name those parishes, and let’s do a pilot there first. We will help! We will track each parishioner from each parish that is merged and see the results. However, the Laity are telling us that while their “Listening Sessions” for All Things New have been allowed to be held in the Parish Hall or Church Cafeteria, they are not allowed to have their discussions afterwards in those very same church facilities. Fr. Chris Martin could help with these responses that are divisive by publishing a statement.More

VIDEO: Do our Archdiocesan leaders really want dialogue and discussion about All Things New? Knights of Columbus cancel our informational meeting scheduled for tonight

Fr. Chris Martin, it’s time you put your name on some things and step out of the shadows. Yesterday, you said on the radio that the Archdiocese wants feedback and discussion about All Things New. You’ve emailed me and admitted there is no problem with people learning their canonical rights. Yet the Knights of Columbus just canceled our meeting for this evening because of pressure from the Church leadership. You are doing everything you possibly can to shut down our meetings which are truly informational sessions for the laity to learn their canon law rights. Fr. Chris Martin, did you even attend (1) listening session? Archbishop Rozanski, did you even attend (1) listening session? Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI), did any of you attend even (1) listening session? Correct me if I am wrong, but think NOT. Fr. No one can deny parishioners under Canon 212 from exercising their canon law rights to be heard, to hear questions and answers. Abuse in the Catholic Church has two things in common in every case: 1) Somebody always knew. 2) They covered it up, hid it, and stomped on anyone who spoke up and tried to have a dialogue. More

VIDEO: Register for Free Event with Philip Gray on Sat. Dec. 10

Register for the free event with Philip Gray on Saturday, December 10 at 1 p.m. at the Royale Orleans, 2801 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63125.

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VIDEO: You have every right to defend your pastor, your parish and your school

We firmly believe in all the teachings of the Church, the authority of the Church. We are praying in unity for the leaders of the Archdiocese as well as the Holy Spirit to lead All Things New. But mega churches are not the only alternative. You have every right to defend your parish and school. I ask Archbishop Rozanki, Bishop Rivituso, and Fr. Chris Martin to make the commitment that if they close 1 or 100 parishes, they personally go to each parish and tell the parishioners in person that this was the ONLY thing they could do and that they explored ALL OPTIONS to keep their parish open. In our Q&A sessions throughout the archdiocese, I stand behind what I say and put my name behind it. I hope the Archdiocesan leaders would do the same. If the Archdiocesan leaders say the reason they are doing this is because a priest shortage or vocation problem, they need to PUT IT IN WRITING and SIGN THEIR NAME TO IT. Not one leader has put that in writing under their own signature. There is a reason why they won’t and we should keep asking that question. Pray for them but don’t be bullied into thinking that you cannot defend your pastor, your parish, and your school. There’s a Catholic concept called subsidiarity where the parish family is the most important building block of the Catholic Church.More

VIDEO: St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Patroness of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Pray for Us!

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, a French nun who came to America to evangelize, is buried here in St. Charles, Missouri. She is a great example of how we need to be! Below are the details for the public meeting being held December 1st at the Maryland Heights Community Center. Also, we received a letter that a loving pastor wrote to his flock in their bulletin. This is a great example of a priest who is for All Things New, but he knew his congregation was seeking more information about the Procurator Mandate. This parish came together to discuss all options and consider all sides to the story. That is how this process should look. Please pray for the Archdiocesan leadership, and for the people on your parish committee who were involved with the process of All Things New. They did great work, and should feel they too can consider the Procurator Mandate. May God’s will be done.More

VIDEO: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Patroness of Beggars, pray for us!

We are nothing but beggars for the truth, beggars to be heard! We continue to have an overwhelming response to signing the Procurator Mandate at events all over the Archdiocese. We want to work in union with our Church and its leadership, but we also want to be heard so our spiritual needs are met. We want CLI to either answer questions or come here to St. Louis and meet with us, but stop forcing on us this cookie cutter model from other dioceses with one-size-fits-all mega church plans. And all faithful Catholics, do not let anyone bully, intimidate, or cajole you to stop you from asking questions–it’s your canon law right!More

VIDEO: Philip Gray is comin’ back to town!!

Save the Date: Canon Lawyer Philip Gray will be here on Saturday, December 10 at 1 pm….details about location and more to come! Watch for the email as it is a REGISTRATION REQUIRED event.

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VIDEO: Fr. Chris Martin says everyone has the Canon Law right to be heard under Canon 212

Fr. Chris Martin says everyone has the Canon Law right to be heard under Canon 212. Thank you to everyone for their outpouring of support. We have 100’s of signed mandates, and more on the way. You can go to SaveOurStLouisParishes.org to download, print, sign and return your mandate with two witnesses’ signatures. Then mail it to: Ken Battis, P.O. Box 105, Wentzville, MO 63385.More

VIDEO: Deo Gratias

We have over 100 Procurator Mandates signed in just a few days! As Catholics we should always build consensus, and these groups that I have been meeting with did a great job with asking honest questions. Pray, pray, pray that we will find a way forward that follows Church’s teaching and truly builds a unified Church. I am still waiting to hear from any pastor, deacon, pastoral council member or church leader to say in writing why they would be opposed to letting us have our Canon Law rights to be heard AND put their name and signature to it. More

VIDEO: Volunteer army to help save souls

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support, and most importantly, for all the prayers! So many people are praying for us and all the souls in the Archdiocese. Anyone who opposes us having a canon lawyer to help us be heard, I would like to ask: “Are you praying for us as much as we are praying for you?” The Catholic Leadership Institute is using a model they have rolled out in other dioceses, but they really don’t know the parishes in the St. Louis Archdiocese at all. As you heard Canon Lawyer Philip Gray say that every single parish has their own unique charism and spiritual gifts, and they are perfectly allowed to defend their parishes, schools, and charisms. Also, to be clear, we are a completely VOLUNTEER army. No one is getting paid for anything or getting reimbursed or receiving honorariums. This is just people of good will coming together to help save souls.More

VIDEO: On “Giving Tuesday” make sure the organizations you support are authentically Catholic

On Giving Tuesday, make sure you know the organizations you support are actually authentically Catholic.

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VIDEO: We want transparency and to be heard

We are praying daily for Archbishop Rozanski, Bishop Rivituso, and Fr. Chris Martin, and for the Holy Spirit to guide All Things New. We are close to launching the website and releasing the Procurator Mandate. Archdiocesan leadership should cheerlead for helping people have a say in these changes to their parishes by helping the laity have a clear understanding of their canon law rights and being heard. I will be on KMOX Radio tomorrow Tuesday November 8 at 11:30 am and I will talk specifically about this very issue: simply want TRANSPARENCY and being able to be HEARD.More

VIDEO: Opt-In to receive emails and share contact info with your fellow parishioners

Pray Rosaries for All Things New on this First Saturday!
New website (launching any day now): http://www.SaveOurStLouisParishes.org -or- http://www.SOSTLP.org
You should have received an email with Opt-in requests including allowing us to share your name and email with those in your parish only. We do not share our data with anyone. It is simply to get information out to folks. We do have a Procurator now for the Archdiocesan-wide Core Group. We will be spreading the message that asking questions to save your parishes, your schools, and your cemeteries is not disloyal and is perfectly appropriate and within Church teaching.
We are obedient sons and daughters of Holy Mother Church, but God first. Also, I am happy to come speak to any group, anywhere to help answer questions.More

VIDEO: Encouraging you to attend Mass of Unity with Archbishop Rozanskiat at Cathedral Basilica 10am on 1st Saturday, Dec. 3

I encourage you to attend the Mass of Unity with Archbishop Rozanski at 10 am on the First Saturday, December 3 at the Cathedral Basilica. Make sure to WEAR BLUE to honor Our Blessed Mother. I have asked many times for our Church leaders to publicly pray a Rosary with us about All Things New. Below is my email requesting this again. Also, I will repeat my “controversial” message: PRAY for the Archbishop, PRAY for All Things New, and PRAY that the Holy Spirit is the guide of All Things New. And no matter what, whether they close 1 parish or 101 parishes, do not abandon ship!

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VIDEO: “Save Our St Louis Parishes” is our Archdiocesan-wide Group Name

We have named the new Archdiocesan-wide group: “Save Our St Louis Parishes.”
Our website address (which will launch soon) will be: SOSTLP.org
An email should already be in your inbox asking for you to opt in to allow us to email you, as well as share your name and email with other parishioners in your parish
so that you can form your Parish Core Group. More

VIDEO: Individual Mandate to be released very soon!

We are very close to having the individual mandate for each person to sign from all over the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We are absolutely allowed to have the right to simply be heard, to offer alternatives, and to ask questions. This mandate is an opportunity to join a group of people who simply want to be heard. Additionally, Archbishop Rozanski, Bishop Rivituso, and Fr. Chris Martin, we are still waiting for you to lead a public rosary for All Things New. St. Charles Borromeo is a great example of a saint who held to his rights to keep and defend the faith, even to the point of being shot in the back while praying in Church! St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us!More

VIDEO: All Souls Day Edition

Please pray for all the souls in the Catholic cemeteries that surround our parishes where generations of your loved ones may be buried. You don’t need anyone’s permission to fight for your parish or the cemetery next to your parish. There is not a single example where closing 70-100 parishes increases evangelization or saves more souls! More

VIDEO: All Praise and All Thanksgiving Be Every Moment Thine

“If you suffer with Him, you will reign with Him. If you cry with Him, you will have joy with Him. If you die with Him on the Cross of Tribulation, you will possess the eternal dwelling place and the splendor of the saints, and your name, written in the Book of Life, will be glorious among men.” – St. Clare of Assisi

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VIDEO: All Saints Day Edition

We lay Catholics don’t need permission to speak the truth. We want a seat at the table. We should be able to speak up when we see problems in the Church. Very soon we will give you an individual mandate which you can sign as a way to take action. You are allowed to fight for your Parish even if your pastor or your deacon will not fight for their flock.More

VIDEO: Archdiocesan Leadership: How are you using $1 Billion of Church Assets to Save Souls?

St. Louis Archdiocesan Financial Report just came out. When they say they have to close or merge parishes because of finances, just take a look at their most recent 2021 Combined Financial Report for fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021. Read their Summary Report where total assets GREW by $200 MILLION during the year they locked us out of our Churches and denied us the Sacraments, even our loved ones who were dying. Total Assets are up to $1.241 BILLION!! Net Assets are $683.9 MILLION. We have a right to ask what you are doing with those assets? What are you doing to help the mission of the Church to save souls? All the other great works mean nothing if we are not saving souls. I have yet to hear any plan that says that closing 100 parishes suddenly saves more souls, or makes us better at evangelization. Where CLI has run this plan in 12 other dioceses doesn’t seem to have improved the local Churches, but CLI is not sharing data or information, so who really knows. More

VIDEO: Let Them Eat Cake

We are praying daily for Archbishop Rozanski, Bishop Rivituso, and Fr. Chris Martin and “All Things New”. We are faithful Catholics who are defending the faith and learning our faith, including Canon Law. If anyone can produce a single page document where Archbishop Rozanski or Fr. Chris Martin says “WHY” we must take such draconian measures of closing so many parishes immediately with his name and signature, please produce it! But they won’t put that in writing, or at least we have not seen it. You might ask yourself why they won’t do that.More

VIDEO: Happy Thanksgiving to all, and St. Clement, pray for us.

We pray for the Church, and we pray for Archbishop Rozanski, Bishop Rivituso, and Fr. Chris Martin. We submit to the authority of the Church. We want to work with the Archdiocesan leaders to help in the evangelization plan for our parishes. Below is an outline of what I say at the meetings. It is not controversial at all. Fr. Chris Martin said on the radio that there are parishes excited about merging, to which I say “great”! Name those parishes, and let’s do a pilot there first. We will help! We will track each parishioner from each parish that is merged and see the results. However, the Laity are telling us that while their “Listening Sessions” for All Things New have been allowed to be held in the Parish Hall or Church Cafeteria, they are not allowed to have their discussions afterwards in those very same church facilities. Fr. Chris Martin could help with these responses that are divisive by publishing a statement (see suggested below).

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VIDEO: Pray, Hope & Don’t Worry + Act Now

What you can do now:
1) Pray, hope and don’t worry (to quote Padre Pio). God is still in charge!
2) Start forming your Parish Core Group RIGHT NOW
3) Watch for emails from Archdiocesan Core Group regarding:
-contacts between groups,
-setting up your own Trust account
-for your parish/group,
-other “How To’s”More

VIDEO: All Should Support Canon Law Presentations

Thank you to everyone for your prayers, time, talent and treasure contributed to help bring in the Canon Lawyer for this coming Monday and Tuesday! Everyone should be in favor of these events, including priests and bishops! Canon Law is the law of the Church which helps the Church’s mission which is to save souls. Canon Law is based on Natural Law and Divine Positive Law, and there is no one who should be opposed to people learning more about their faith, Canon Law and their rights under Canon Law. There is still room for Monday evening, see registration link below. Also, an article came out with results showing that priests do not trust their bishops–very interesting! See link below.More