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Living In Tradition
We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season. This week we provide his brilliant reflections and explanation on the history of the Lenten Season. When we see how harsh the discipline was in earlier times we can see why satan has been able to creep in for we have not conditioned our bodies, minds and souls as Christ teaches. Rather we have become soft and vulnerable for satan's wiles. Let us all use this Lenten Season to pump up our spiritual lives by disciplining our temporal senses so that we can stand with Christ on Easter Sunday confident that we have strengthened ourselves in this veil of tears. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. The History of Lent
Miters that Matter
We continue to furnish this forum to publish responses by those "dirty dozen" attacked by the spurrious Southern Poverty Law Center and unjustly accused of the verbal engineered meaning of "anti-Semitism." His Excellency Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI has filed his response in the latest issue of Adsum and we publish it here so all can see the absurdity of such charges and, in reading between the lines, see that this blatant attack is an all-out assault on the patrimonty of holy Mother Church and, in truth, identifies all the more clearly the demarcation line between the true Church founded by Christ and the false church forged by man from the hellish embers of Vatican II. His Excellency points out in his response the inherent persecution that can only intensify as the "hate crime" legislation becomes all the more liberalized by the very ones who harbor hatred for Christ and His few followers today. The CMRI Replies to the SPLC's Slander
Making Sense of sensus Catholicus
Even though Father James Francis Wathen has left us, he has left us not only his words of wisdom in Making Sense of sensus Catholicus and magnificent and irrefutable opus The Great Sacrilege, he also gave several radio reflections. We are grateful to be able to bring you these pearls of wisdom, as we continue with his second installment as Fr. Wathen points out that in today's muddled, murky world of values and mores, the mind rakers will twist, fabricate, exaggerate, and deny the truth in order to carry out their agenda which is in direct opposition to both the natural order and to God's holy Will. Father Wathen lays out the five principles for assuring truth has a solid foundation in our lives so that the wind may blow and the rains come, but the fortress which is our soul will not be moved by folly or popular opinion but by the infrangible truths that never change. Truth Conquers All!
Hot Issues
Another of the "dirty dozen" attacked by the SPLC was Christopher Ferrara for his association with The Remnant, Catholic Family News and Fr. Nicholas Gruner's Fatima organization. He posts on The Remnant site his retort as he urges all to unite against the Christophobia that is sweeping souls into the abyss. He writes, "All Catholics, whether or not they call themselves traditionalists, must return to Tradition without reserve if they would arm themselves against a world that is warring on the Church as never before." And he asserts that "the world's hatred is the sign of Catholic fidelity, and the world's approval the sign that a Catholic has lost his way." One wonders what will wake up the luke warm to the devastation of the concilariar church. Ferrara sounds the alarm on the radical inquisition of the liberals intent on destroying true Catholicism in his piece Christophobes at the Gates.
The VerbumQUO
The VerbumQUO for the First Sunday of Lent is Vade, Satana! which is the Latin for "Begone, Satan!" pronounced demonstrably by our Lord to the prince of darkness in dispatching the evil one. Why do we think we're immune to the devil if Christ would subject Himself to His adversary? Editor Michael Cain explains in Give the devil a devil of a time!
The VerbumQUO
The VerbumQUO for the feast of Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin during Lent is Oculus: the Latin noun for "Eye" with which we focus on the organ that allows us to visualize: the eye. Editor Michael Cain applies it for today's Proper for St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin in Windows of the soul
The VerbumQUO
The VerbumQUO for Ember Friday, the First Friday of March, is iniquitatem which is the Latin for "iniquity", taken from the Epistle and not a far stretch in translation, but a far gap between God and man when man persists in his sin, his iniquity and for that there is a price to pay if we are not repentant and make amends. Editor Michael Cain explains in Why we should never forget the "ick" of "iniquity."
Living In Tradition
We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season which began with the Time of Septuagesima leading up to the Time of Lent which begins this Ash Wednesday. Today we provide his reflections for Quinquagesima Week which leads into Ash Wednesday to the First Sunday of Lent. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. The Story of Quinquagesima
Gabriel's Clarion
Just as Dr. Thomas Droleskey has documented in his piece "American Concentration Camps" below, so also Gabriel Garnica pinpoints the problem in the "Catholic" School system in America and it begins with those entrusted to impart Catholic truth and values on the students. That, sadly is the grave problem for those in charge today are Marxist modernists who ascribe to a different religion intent on destroying the Catholic Faith. Gabriel cites just one high school that proves this point and, when multiplied by the thousands, well you can see the devastation visited upon those "Catholic" families who have been so duped and dumbed down over the past 40 years. The results are only too evident. How many are aware of the insidious insurgency of religious teaching orders that have totally transmorphed the Catholic Faith into a political machine that is governed on the politics of the damned through the heresies ingrained in the leaders of tomorrow? Gabriel exposes one such school in Michigan run by the Sisters of Mercy who have no mercy when it comes to sparing souls as he points out in his column As Ash Wednesday Approaches, "Catholic" Education Itself Is In Ashes
The VerbumQUO
With the Lenten Season here, we resurrect our series which editor Michael Cain provided last year during Lent in summing up the message of the Daily Proper of the Mass. He has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word," if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO for Quinquagesima Sunday is ut videam: the Latin preposition for "that" with the root word "to see" - videre which is found in Sunday's Gospel: "Lord, that I may see" - "Domine, ut videam." The next VerbumQUO will be on Ash Wednesday. In this issue Cain asks the reader to truly see in "Ohhhh say can you see?"
Doctors of the Church
Friday in Quinquagesima Week is the feast of the holy Bishop and esteemed Doctor of the Church Saint Peter Damian who lived during the reign of sixteen pontiffs - some antipopes, no less. He was the first Doctor in over three centuries - a time when the Church sank into laxity and corruption, especially in the disciplines for it is a known fact that simony was rampant. It was truly the "Dark Ages" and into this darkness God sent a guiding light to reform His Holy Church early in the second millennium. This holy monk counseled seven popes. St. Peter Damian was indeed the first Doctor to be made a cardinal and is forever known as the Light of the Dark Ages.
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain resurrects for Lent some of the VerbumQUO features first published here last year. He has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is cineres: the Latin word for "ashes", most appropriate for Ash Wednesday for from dust we came and unto dust we shall return. Cain explains its significance and why Holy Mother Church uses ashes as the outward sign of our expiation in Fire up your fervor
Living In Tradition
We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections on each day of the week for Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. The Story of Sexagesima
Making Sense of sensus Catholicus
Even though Father James Francis Wathen has left us, he has left us not only his words of wisdom in Making Sense of sensus Catholicus and magnificent and irrefutable opus The Great Sacrilege, he also gave several radio reflections. We are grateful to be able to bring you these pearls of wisdom, beginning with this first installment in which Fr. Wathen lays out the guidelines to establish communication. What Father Wathen asserts is evidence that dialoguing with heretics never works for humility is not present and surely the truth is not agreed upon. Those who realize the truth and are not willing to follow it to its logical conclusion are lying to themselves and others. Sadly, there are too many who don't want to know the truth for it would cause them to change their lives. The comfort zone of the vast majority is too comfortable for that and thus the consequences of that are only too evident to the devil. Father shares his words and a few prayers to open the avenues of communication toward accepting the only Truth possible. Truth and Consequences
Echoes of True Catholicism
We wanted to alert you to a recent article by Dr. Marian Therese Horvat filed on Tradition In Action last week in which she highlights what every Catholic must realize and follow in spite of the abominable political correctness of the times, not to mention Vatican II. Just as there is nothing "gay" about sodomy, so also there is no loyalty to Christ and His teachings if one follows any sect which disagrees with one iota of His Truths. Such a group are the Protestants who mistakenly call themselves Christian. Marian points out why this is not only a misnomer, but a grave injustice to Heaven for a heretic or apostate cannot be a Christian, let alone a Catholic. In fact, she identifies a Christian Catholic as an oxymoron for it is redundant to call a Catholic a Christian. That is a given because every Christian, to be called such, must be a Catholic for it is the only true Faith/Religion of the New Covenant Jesus Christ established on earth when He gave the Keys of the Kingdom to St. Peter,promising He would be with His Church "until the consummation of the world." Marian explains in her treatise to her friend Jan aptly titled Please, Don't Call Protestants Christians
Hot Issues
Continuing with our pledge to publish links of those Traditional Catholic groups scurrilously attacked by the unethical Southern Poverty Law Center, we post here Michael Matt's response filed in The Remnant on February 8 in which he points out the real agenda of the SPLC. This hate group is fabricating reasons why Traditional Catholics should be targeted and Matt pinpoints it as "Christophobia" for it is a fear of Christ and His true teachings that these hate groups dread. Matt notes that this is the same group who shut down Judge Roy Moore and the Ten Commandments at his courthouse in Alabama; all signs of the persecution ahead for those who refuse to compromise. While we can't agree with Matt that the answers must come from modern Rome for they are already in the enemies camp, his analogy of prison mates with Jimmy Carter on the left and Hutton Gibson on the right is intriguing. Yet the cobwebs will be ten-feet thick before one could ever trust anything coming out of modernist Rome. Perhaps we'll all have the chance to discuss this face to face if we're ever jailed together for our hate-crimes of standing behind Love Itself - our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The editor of The Remnant files his response to the SPLC slander in The Rise of Miltant Christophobia
The STRAIGHT STUFF
Griff Ruby addresses the only seemingly argument left for anti-sedevacantists to hang their ridiculous prepositions on and that is how they toss around the terms "Material" and "Formal Heretics" as if nuances trump truth. Besides that, those opposing the sedevacantist position, which holy Mother Church accepts and has decreed on, misuse material and formal heresy defenses against the argument that the conciliar popes can't possibly be true popes. Despite the fact that the modernists who have occupied Rome for the past 40 plus years stand totally in contradiction to what previous reliable Sovereign Pontiffs have taught on Catholic truth, the anti-sedevacantists continue to advance this empty prattle as their only argument left to demean sedevacantism. Now Griff takes the small pin of what he calls "The Procedure" and pierces the thin veneer with a simple four part quadrant that lays it out so clearly in not only taking the air out of their last balloon with his simple and failsafe argument, but his logic obliterates all the hot air that has blurted out of the conciliar balloon for low these last four decades. Let it waft into the wind and let's pray for a strong wind to blow away once and for good anything resembling conciliarism in the crusade to restore holy Mother Church by running out the Robber Barons and Barbarians at and inside the Gate. Griff explains in his concise column Time to Put to a Certain Piece of Nonsense to Rest
Living In Tradition
As we begin the Liturgical Season of Lent with Septuagesima we want to bring you this year something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Thus we are providing excerpts on the Season of Septuagesima, and next week on Sexagesima, then Quinquagesima and Lent. In reading, you will hopefully gain a greater appreciation of the inspired words of this unofficial Doctor of the Church in the 19th Century. Moreover, you'll realize how much we have truly lost in relaxing the disciplines of the Church Militant. As they say, a lazy, slothful army is soon conquered, and we can easily see how the Church was prey to the Modernist enemies because so many eased up and took too lightly God's, Our Lady's, and numerous saints and Pontiffs' warnings and admonitions. This will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. We have also included his reflections for each day of Septuagesima Week at the beginning of each Proper of the Mass to the left as we present Abbe Gueranger's comments in The Story of Septuagesima
The Sanity of Sanctity
We begin this month of February with the Time of Septuagesima leading toward Ash Wednesday later this month, by bringing you the Litany of Saints for the Saints and Feasts of February. Need some impetus to prepare for Lent? What we provide is a litany to all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated in the month of February. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. While there are several feria days in this month, almost each day is dedicated to one or more saints historically and acknowledged in the traditional calendars. If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for February in preparation for the Time of Lent. Litany of the February Saints
Doctors of the Church
The eleventh Doctor of the Church chronologically in the history of the Church, whose feast we celebrate on February 9th, was considered the "Defender of Theotokos" - the Dogma of Mary as Mother of God. As many bishops in the early centuries, he was used and duped, but the Holy Ghost won out and rather than caving to the heretics, this Doctor became one of Holy Mother Church's staunchest defenders and presided over the Third Ecumenical Council - the Council of Ephesus. He served as the Patriarch of Alexandria and effectively squashed Nestorianism. For all he did for holy Mother Church this holy bishop was officially recognized by Pope Leo XIII as a Doctor of the Church and has become known in Church annals as Defender of Theotokos


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