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Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica reminds us, even with Lent behind us, not to let up or drop our guard for satan is still very much active and on the attack and if we relax he will pounce. Only through prayer and living in grace can we fend off the onslaughts the evil one throws at us from every direction and every situation. Satan never sleeps. That is why we must be vigilant as Christ and His Apostles counsel us. If Christ was prey for lucifer and his legions, should we expect to be immune from even more fierce attacks? Not unless we are already saints in Heaven or lukewarm zombies. Sadly, too many are the latter and not striving for the former and that makes fertile soil for the devil's devastated desert who slithers and burrows into the sands of skeletel hell to prompt compromise, emotions and discord in casting a mirage over the deceived eyes of souls everywhere. Gabriel explains in his column Divine Attacks
Catholic PewPOINT
Editor Michael Cain calls the blow-by-blow of the tremendous fight in the international ring known as Pinellas Park, Florida where we see the unfair advantage the euthanasia enthusiasts enjoy against the small, but dauntless forces of Theresa Marie Kathleen Schindler-Schiavo and her loving immediate family who, in fact are the determined David against the ghastly Goliath. Cain equates how the Terri Schiavo situation has become a Heavyweight prize fight with the prize being fought for worth millions - not in dollars - but in souls. It is a crisis beyond any mere boxing match for the stakes are life itself. Yes, it is a matter of life and death. Life fighting in one corner, death viciously flailing with loaded gloves in the other corner. At this point in time, though behind in jabs, Terri is still in there fighting. She hasn't been counted out yet, but time is fast deteriorating like Terri's physical condition as she nears two weeks without food and water. Anyone of lesser grit would have given up the ghost long ago, but Terri is a fighter! Unlike Maggie Fitzgerald, whom Hilary Swank portrayed in the pro-euthanasia film Million Dollar Baby, Terri is a fighter who won't give up. Fitzgerald did. Terri and her family won't quit and neither should we as Cain expounds in his hard-hitting editorial Million Dollar Maybe
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents an interesting summation of the events of Easter morning and the why of these events, providing the rationale of the players - both those for and those against Him, including the sixteen unfortunate soldiers assigned to guard the tomb. Father explains Our Lord's words to Saint Mary Magdalene in its proper context as well as the unwritten fact that in truth the one who Jesus appeared to first was His Own Blessed Mother who had expected such in her heart. Father also brings home the point that despite Peter's cowardice, Jesus showed His love and faith in the man He appointed to head His Church. Father shares these Catholic truths in his essay celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord sent by Maria Hughes, entitled The First Events of Easter Sunday
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica tackles the subject of Separation of Church and State with a clear-cut razor edged logic that traces the fault line of the temblor created by Everson vs. Board of Education in 1947. The revolt of the 60's in the Church and in society erupted from this decision for the fizzure reached to the very depths of hell, allowing satan open passage to souls caught in the the grip of confusion and diabolic disorientation. Gabriel points out Christ's most certain meaning of rendering to Caesar only those things that are Caesar's, but man, in his greed and effort to go it alone, has sold out everything to Caesar through a corrupt judicial system which for the past half century has endeavored to rule God and His infrangible Laws into oblivion. This is only too obvious over the last two weeks in the case of Terri Schlindler-Schiavo's tragic fate. But, The Supreme Judge will have His decision and it will not go well for those who have perpetrated the lie of Separation of Church and State. Gabriel presents the paradox of separation in his column Give To God What Belongs To God...
HOT ISSUES
With death imminent for Theresa Marie Kathleen Schindler-Schiavo, Gary Morella weighs in with a troubling problem that Bob and Mary Schindler will have to face after all the grief. Fighting for her life was not enough, now they must fight for her fate after death. Michael Schiavo wants to cremate her immediately if not sooner while the Schindlers want a Catholic funeral and burial, the only acceptable requiem requirements for Catholics. But Judge Greer now has usurped God Himself by not only denying communion to Terri on Easter Sunday, but dictating that she cannot have a proper, mandatory burial. Are Greer and Schiavo joined at the hip? Could that be near the hip pockets where the wallets reside? One has to wonder at the bizarre circumstances and done-deals that have been perpetrated against Terri and her immediate blood family under the cover of law. The guilty are provided every precaution and right while, tragically today the innocent are persecuted and tortured. Yes, we are no better than Nazi Germany or the Atheistic Soviet Union. Sieg heil, comrade liberals? Gary expounds in his short essay The Atrocity Being Committed Against Terri Schindler-Schiavo
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Double of the First Class Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord, he reminds us emphatically that we can only truly celebrate Christ's Resurrection if we accept and believe, as every Catholic must, that we are already dead to this world. Realizing this, we have no fear of what man will do to us for neither War, Strife, Famine or Pestilence can harm the soul. But those who value the world, the flesh and the devil have much to fear for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have already begun their gallop over this earth. Father encourages us to take comfort in Christ's victory over death and sin, to be consoled by the optimism of the Exultet which illustrates so well the fact that the darkness is obliterated by the Light of Christ - the Light of Truth which cannot be suppressed. Christ's Rays are forever to those who choose to bask in His graces for He is risen as He said. Alleluia! Father explains in his Easter sermon "Christ is risen! He is truly risen!
Traditional Thoughts
Editor Michael Cain provides a brief reflection for Easter Sunday. which is the Solemnity of Solemnities in the Church's Liturgical Year. Jesus Christ has, as He promised, conquered death once and for all. We are given everlasting hope for He has indeed risen as He said, Alleluia. The season of Paschaltide is replete with Alleluias in this glorious season of celebration in the Church. There is no happier time of the year. This is the true "New Springtime" which Christ established, not man and the New Order church. This follows what the True Church has always considered as the established "Civilization of Love" - Good Friday - for "no greater love doth one have than to lay down one's life for another." Abraham's Bosom has been emptied. The flowers return to the altar, white is the festive color (though gold vestments are permitted for Easter Sunday) as Cain shares a short meditation on The Most Glorious of Mysteries
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica completes his countdown in his series of reflections for Holy Week. From five wounds to four fools to three crosses to two occasions in which Our Lord's silence spoke volumes to today where first things are first. The Cross and Resurrection are One for you cannot have one without the other. There can be no Resurrection without the Cross. Likewise, what worth would the Cross be without the Resurrection? Gabriel points this out in his reflection, noting the distance between Jerusalem and Calvary were much further than between the summit and the sepulchre. This is to represent that our travails, our crosses are not the short-cut, but the well-earned merit badges of grace made possible through the Merits of Jesus Christ's ultimate Sacrifice. Gabriel explains in his Easter refelction First Things First
From Eden to the Empty Tomb
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey completes his special series on Reflections of Salvation History with the Glorious Resurrection. In this special six-part series on "A Reflection of Salvation History," first introduced to our readers in 2003, and brought to you to enhance your contemplation for this holy season, Tom has taken us indeed from Eden to the empty tomb. He points out that, despite the hardships, the sacrifices, the insults, the scourging, the stripping, the nailing and hanging on the wood of the Cross, Christ proved for all time that it was worth it. Is it worth it to us? By our actions and fidelity to His teachings passed down through His Holy Church and carried out in the Sacraments, especially Baptism, Penance and the Holy Eucharist, we illustrate if we think so. If we are His loyal lambs, Christ the Lamb of God has guaranteed He will be loyal to us at our Particular Judgment. Nothing else matters for salvation is at stake. Alleluia. Tom explains in his seventh and final installment of his Holy Week series From Eden to the Empty Tomb The Resurrection
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his countdown in his series of reflections for Holy Week. From five wounds to four fools to three crosses to two occasions in which Our Lord's silence spoke volumes. For Holy Saturday, which cries out silence for Our Lord lies in the sepulchre, Gabriel offers two events which prove worthy of discussing for they follow His wisdom not to cast pearls before swine. Of all Jesus spoke, when He did not speak told us even more such as when standing before those judging Him unfairly and when the Bad Thief refused to repent. Christ's silence is a strong statement to the futility and foolishness of the dialogue dementia proposed by those who have, like the apostles before receiving the Holy Ghost, fled Christ and His Church. Gabriel explains in his reflection Golden Silence
From Eden to the Empty Tomb
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's series, first run on these pages Holy Week of 2003, has brought us to Holy Saturday - the time in the tomb - that time of suspension when souls suspended in Limbo for thousands of years were freed by Our Lord Who "descended into hell." Today all remains stripped bear for Christ is nowhere to be found. This liturgical symbolism in the Easter Triduum of Our Lord in the tomb is, unfortunately, too prevalent today in society where so many seek to dismiss Christ from their thoughts in order to continue their own sinful agendas. This is so starkly obvious with the Schiavo sadness and we encourage you to catch up on his most recent articles on this at his own site at Christ or chaos. So many are lost in the darkness and it is only through the Lumen Christi - the Light of Christ - that they will find their way. By His Death and Resurrection the new Adam has won for us - through His merits and the co-redemptrix fiat of the new Eve - His sinless Blessed Mother - the reality of eternal life in recovering what our first parents had lost.We know from the next truth of the Apostles' Creed that "On the third day He arose from the dead..." We are almost to that glorious day, but many cannot see in the darkness of this world and he reminds us that the only illumination comes from the "Light of Christ" - Lumen Christi to which we can only say: Deo gratias as Tom expounds in his fifth reflection Lumen Christi
Quid Dicit Scriptura?
Jacob Michael completes his five-part reflections on the Sorrowful Mysteries in helping us all better understand the scope of this week in his short series "Five Days of Sorrow." Jacob asks us to stand with Christ's Blessed Mother and His beloved disciple and the few others who braved the scourning of others to stand uncompromisingly with Him to the bitter end. The pain He suffered was bitter as Jacob describes through medical and historical facts that make it all the more remarkable He could survive for three hours on the Tree of Salvation...and all for us! Yet we can't spend one hour with Him? Perhaps we need to get our perspectives in order so that He will recognize us when we knock and say "Lord?" Few there are who want to hear,"I do not recognize you, begone." Thanks to His crucifixion, He opened that door, but we must be willing to go through it on His terms, His Divine Will as Jacob delivers a most inspiring meditation for Good Friday on The Crucifixion of Our Lord
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his countdown in his series of reflections for Holy Week. From five wounds to four fools to three crosses. For Good Friday, Gabriel focuses on the meaning of the three crosses atop Calvary, lonely spires reaching to the Heavenly skies but only two felt that glow; the other, that of the Bad Thief was rooted in the soil of Gehenna for he refused reconciliation with the Son of God, despite the urging of his counterpart on the other cross - the Good Thief known as Dismas. Gabriel points out the dismal direction one will most surely take if they do not make amends and seek the loving forgiveness of God, as he explains in his special reflection Perfection, Redemption, and Perdition
From Eden to the Empty Tomb
In keeping with the season we continue a special retro series first presented by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey in 2003 for The Daily Catholic readers on A Reflection on Salvation History. It stretches from Adam and Eve to the glory of the Paschal Lamb on Easter Sunday. We also encourage you to catch up on his most recent articles at his own site, specifically articles on the moral questions of the Terri Schindler-Shiavo case at Christ or chaos. For Good Friday he reflects on the everlasting impact of the wood - the wood of the manger, the feeding trough of life became the wood of the Cross - the feeding trough of everlasting life. Tom asks if we will stand with Him, walk with Him, suffer the scorn and scourgings, be nailed with Him to the Cross. Or will we cave to the crowd and join them in rejecting the One True God? How we respond could determine if we truly understand the glory of the Resurrection which awaits. Tom reflects in Part Five Behold the Cross - Ecce lignum crucis
"Qui legit, intelligat"
We bring you a retro column from Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Maundy Thursday's Evening Mass in which he emphasizes importance of the priesthood on the institution of Holy Orders by the Divine Priest and the vital necessity for priests to be as pure and worthy of the call of Melchizedech that, one ordained through the most noble of Sacraments in the carrying out of Christ's charge in Mark 16: 15-16, could fulfill and increase the number of saved souls through his exemplary sacerdotal behavior. This is carried out by virtue of his vow to preserve the Sacred Traditions and Doctrines of Christ's Church and, most vital, the administration of the most Sublime Sacrament in being the alter Christus where he is the only instrument able to carry out the necessary Transubstantiation to offer to the Father the True Presence of Jesus in the unbloody propitiatory Sacrifice of the Mass. Yes, there is nothing more sublime or necessary for Catholics. The world has never understood the sacerdotal nature of the priesthood, but in its ignorance it has greatly misrepresented this most sacred vocation in which the essence is to work counterproductive to worldly goals. The very fact that the priesthood has been so viciously attacked by satan through the unprecedented assaulting of the human vulnerabilities of so many priests and their bishops who have become lax and caused grave scandals makes the road for good, dedicated priests all the more difficult. The true Church needs men who can assimilate their suffering with Christ on the road to Calvary. Why are priests so precious and priceless to the faithful and the preservation of the True Faith? Contrary to the relaxed and, often times anathematical norms of Vatican II, only truly consecrated priests can offer, on behalf of Christ, the cup of salvation containing His Most Precious Body and Blood. Father explains in his sermon "I will take up the cup of salvation"
Quid Dicit Scriptura?
Jacob Michael continues to apply Divine Revelation in his reflections on the Sorrowful Mysteries this week to help us all better understand the scope of this week in his short series "Five Days of Sorrow." Jacob focuses on the trek up Calvary - the Via Dolorosa - "Way of Sorrows" and how much more difficult it really was for Our Lord than anyone can imagine considering His thoroughly battered condition and the weight and balance of the beam. Jacob points out that Christ did not carry His cross alone, but allowed Simon the Cyrenian to help. So also He invites us to share our cross with Him and to share the crosses of others for if we can share the pain, we will also share in the great gain of grace. This means aiding His Mystical Body which surely needs help today as She struggles under the burden of modernism and other heresies. Jacob delivers a most inspiring meditation for Maundy Thursday on The Carrying of the Cross
From Eden to the Empty Tomb
In keeping with the season we continue a special retro series first presented by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey in 2003 for The Daily Catholic readers on A Reflection on Salvation History. It stretches from Adam and Eve to the glory of the Paschal Lamb on Easter Sunday. Today on the 1,972nd anniversary of the Institution of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, Tom reflects on how "Holy Thursday is the time to enter deep into the mystery of God's love." Tom emphasizes the need to wait and watch with Christ, truly present when the bread and wine are validly confected into the Body and Blood of Christ, Soul and Divinity. Just as His Own apostles failed the test to stand with Him, so also do we time and time again no matter how good our intentions. Dr. Droleskey invites us to resolve to stick it out this time, stay with Him through the blood and guts, so to speak, so that we can truly share in the triumph of the Cross at the Dawn of Pachaltide. Tom reflects on Part Four Maundy Thursday
Traditional Thoughts
Editor Michael Cain continues his reflections for Holy Week as we enter the Easter Triduum and its great, divinely-ordained purpose which Holy Mother Church places so much significance and reverence on. Despite constant Vatican II and post-Vatican II documents trying to justify change in the Holy Sacrifice, the fact that the modern Church has abandoned the infallible command of Pope St. Pius V is one reason why so few Catholics believe in the True Presence today. There are many others because they have lost sight of the propitiatory nature of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Editor Michael Cain presents a short reflection on one of the most significant feasts of the Church in Why the Holy Eucharist is the Blessed Sacrament
Gabriel's Clarion
Because his reflection last year for Holy Thursday was so powerful, we repeat Gabriel Garnica's magnificent piece on the True Presence of the Holy Eucharist in which he calls all Catholics to come to the defense of the Saving Victim - O Salutaris Hostia for the Bread of Angels Panis Angelicus is under heavy assault in every way as the New Order seeks to totally Protestanize the infrangible belief in the Real Presence in so many ways. Gabriel cites two saints who hungered for the Heavenly Manna and had a fire in their heart and soul to do all they could to preserve the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. On this day when we celebrate the institution of this most wonderful Sacrament to which we bend our knee in deep adoring Tantum ergo Sacramentum we can take time just to say thank you to Jesus for this most wonderful gift He gave us for time immemorial - His immemorial Mass in which we are privileged to re-enact His propitiatory Sacrifice on the altar in an unbloody manner. What joy should fill every Catholic heart and soul. We should never want to leave His side if we truly believe He is present in the holy Tabernacle. Gabriel explains further in his reflection The Real Presence and the New Order
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
As a retro treat, we bring you Catharine Lamb's excellent piece from last year at this time in which she helps us prepare for the beginning of the Easter Triduum by giving us a better perspective of the symbolism and meaning of the rituals of Maundy Thursday and why it is called such, for Maundy means Mandatum which translates to 'Commandment' and this Christ gave us with the institution of the Blessed Sacrament gifting those worthy of His graces His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Catharine also gives us some insight into the Office of Tenebrae and where it originated and its beautiful meaning and customs kept alive from the monks keeping Christ company overnight to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the side chapel for the faithful to keep watch. Catharine takes us through tomorrow's magnificent liturgy practiced for so many centuries by Holy Mother Church. She explains in - The Mandatum of Love
Quid Dicit Scriptura?
We continue to rerun Jacob Michael's excellent reflection on the Sorrowful Mysteries for Holy Week in which he continues to apply Divine Revelation in his reflections on the Sorrowful Mysteries to help us all better understand the scope of this week in his short series "Five Days of Sorrow." Jacob hopes to give each reader a better grasp of their own life and put it all in perspective. Indeed the force with which the soldiers plunged the cruel thorn-plated helmet into Christ's sacred skull would doom any man to immediate, indescribable pain and horror. Yet Christ did not give up, He did not say "Enough!" He merely remained silent as his torturers mocked and derided Him further. Talk about harassment and persecution. Think about what He went through for us the next time we feel put upon. Jacob shares some astounding medical and historical facts that make the crowning of thorns all the more horrible in scope as he provides a most inspiring meditation for Wednesday of Holy Week on The Crowning of Thorns
Traditional Thoughts
Wednesday in Holy Week features the Passion Reading from St. Luke's Gospel. Following up yesterday's Passion Reading of St. Mark and the reflection on these pages editor Michael Cain reminds how Judas is again one of the main players - the major culprit in betraying Christ. From Christ's time on anyone turning their backs on Our Lord or deviating from their Catholic Faith have been considered "Judases" and more so today as Cain details. Just as God gave Judas a free will, so we also have been bestowed. How we use it will determine our future. What price is it worth? There is no temporal treasure that compares with what Our Lord has promised to those who are faithful to Him and His True Church. We ask today, how many are being truly faithful in a short reflection for Wednesday in Holy Week on The Kiss of Death
Gabriel's Clarion
Yesterday Gabriel Garnica spoke of the five wounds. Today he continues the countdown in his series of reflections for Holy Week by sounding the clarion about the four fools, who were the most despicable jokers, all lurking and ready to pounce on Christ in the trickiest of fashions, but not taking responsibility for their dastardly deeds. Gabriel identifies the four fools as key enablers of the sorrowful Passion, equating each of these fools with a profession today and then asking us to reflect in the mirror our own actions and if we in any way personify those bad traits, to make amends for them so that, through grace and self-mortification, the faithful follower of Christ will not fall for the joker unless he falls for the folly of the four fools as Gabriel explains in his reflection Four Fools
Traditional Thoughts
For Tuesday in Holy Week, the Passion of St. Mark is read during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This is the longest of the Passion accounts, taking up two full chapters with 118 verses. Editor Michael Cain provides a brief reflection on the emphasis Mark places on two apostles - Peter and Judas. Cain shows the fine line between these two men who, despite their similarities and faults, are today on opposite ends of the spectrum - one forever praised and emulated as the first Pope and keeper of the Keys, the other forever defiled and abhorred as the unrepentant sinner. Cain shows that it is a humble contrite heart that made the difference and God extends to us today that same mercy in His refreshing Font of Divine Mercy - the Confessional through the Sacrament of Penance where, once Judases, we become Peters. Cain also points out the irony of those who consider Traditional Catholics "Judases" for not going along with the heretical novelties and instead standing by what Our Lord taught and passed on to Peter. In truth the real Judases are those who have turned their backs on the Truths and Traditions by embracing a false and new religion and synthetic Masonic-Pagan rite. They have betrayed Christ and the Primacy of Peter. Cain explains in his reflection The Tale of Two Apostles who denied Christ
Quid Dicit Scriptura?
We continue to rerun Jacob Michael's excellent reflection on the Sorrowful Mysteries for Holy Week in which he employs Divine Revelation to help us all better understand the scope of this week, and the unimaginable Love God has for us that He would send His only-begotten Son to die for us so that we might live. Jacob hopes to give each reader a better grasp of their own life and put it all in perspective. Indeed Christ's terrible scourging at the Pillar, so brilliantly and vividly portrayed by Mel Gibson in his masterpiece film, is really only a hint of what Our Lord suffered. And what He suffered were the lashes of our sins - from the most inconspicuous venial sin to the most deliberate and vile mortal sin. They are all offensive to God and need to be atoned for since God operates in "Trinity Time" not linear time. Jacob reminds us to reflect on this scourging and realize every time we sin or have sinned it is another deep bruise in the precious Body of Christ as he shares a most inspiring meditation for Tuesday of Holy Week on The Scourging at the Pillar
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series of reflections for Holy Week and today focuses on the Five Wounds of Christ and, just as the Sorrowful Mother suffered with Her Divine Son, true Catholics cannot help but feel the pains of the five sacred wounds if they are truly Catholic. Gabriel points out that this entails the free will to willingly embrace the Cross and share in the pain of suffering - redemptive suffering - through assimilation of what Jesus went through to a far greater extent on our human part. Gabriel identifies the correlation of each major wound with what Catholics should consider as outrage against their Lord and Savior. Gabriel takes us through the wounds in his reflective column The Five Sacred Wounds We Face
Christ or chaos
This series, first submitted by Dr. Droleskey in 2003 for The Daily Catholic, is an excellent way to complement your Holy Week contemplation. That is why we annually run this magnificent meditation for your reflection each Holy Week. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey provides his third reflection on Salvation History covering the time of the arrival of the Messias and the fulfillment of all foretold in the Old Covenant, thus placing a perfect ending to the Old in establishing the New Covenant. Tom emphasizes that by emulating Christ's life and adhering to His teachings, we, as His loyal followers, are called to be a sign of contradiction. Jesus told us through Holy Writ that if they so viciously persecute, calumniate, and attack Him, how is it only evident that they will do the same to those faithful to His teachings. Tom shows throughout Our Lord's life that He invited man to either join or reject Him, but never compromised. Today we present the next installment from "Eden to the Empty Tomb" in Part Three A Hidden Life, A Public Ministry
Gabriel's Clarion
In this issue Gabriel Garnica begins a series of reflections for Holy Week beginning with an aftermath meditation of Palm Sunday. The Palms have been distributed in the sacramental nature intended, but too much significance shouldn't be placed on them as Gabriel Garnica points out in his column for Monday in Holy Week. He examines the properties and symbolism and proves the the temporary status of the palm, more readily replicating the whole concept of the New Order and the emotional superficiality of the palm's purpose vs. the Traditional stability of the wood which has survived the test of time in all stages from fresh bark, to sturdy beams, to petrified wood to the trunk of the Cross on which hung the Savior of the world. Gabriel provides contemplation on which property has more meaning in our life in his column The Palm and The Wood
Quid Dicit Scriptura?
So popular last year, we rerun Jacob Michael's excellent reflection based on Holy Writ as he uses Divine Revelation to help us all better understand the scope of this week, and the unimaginable Love God has for us that He would send His only-begotten Son to die for us so that we might live. What Jacob hopes to accomplish in his series, which are basically the Sorrowful Mysteries in "Five Days of Sorrow," is to give us all a better grasp of our own lives and put it all in perspective for every drop of His Precious Blood from those first tears in Gethsemani to the last on Golgatha had a definite, specific purpose in atonement for our sins. Jacob confirms that indeed Christ did shed tears of blood in the Garden and what those tears meant as well as the necessary comfort of the angel as he shares a most inspiring meditation for Monday of Holy Week on The Agony in the Garden
Christ or chaos
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey provides his second reflection on Salvation History covering the time-frame from Adam and Eve to the glory of the Paschal Lamb on Easter Sunday. This series, first submitted by Dr. Droleskey in 2003 for The Daily Catholic, is an excellent way to complement your Holy Week contemplation. That is why we annually run this magnificent meditation for your reflection each Holy Week. In his second part Tom points out how the Old Testament was laying the ground work for the Coming of the Messiah, providing a blueprint which the Jews would recognize when He came. But over time they veered far from God so that when He did come, few acknowledged the Son of God. He parallels those times with today when society mirrors the same morose. Tom explains second of seven installments from "Eden to the Empty Tomb" with Part Two
Traditional Thoughts
Editor Michael Cain provides a brief reflection on the Proper of today's Holy Mass for Monday in Holy Week. He focuses on the journey of one of the Apostles - the one who would betray his Master: Judas Iscariot. The evangelist John illustrates in today's Gospel how he himself viewed one of his own colleagues - "he that was about to betray Him." This account at Lazarus' house after he was raised from the dead by Our Lord shows how Judas looked at the temporal treasures, which Cain equates to a drop of water compared to the everlasting ocean of treasures in eternity. John re-emphasizes this when he enforces the fact that Judas cared not for the poor, "but because he was a thief." Strong words and the beloved disciple reveals here that Christ knows exactly what is going on, even foretelling His death. Cain explains in his reflection Worldly Riches are a mere drop in the Ocean of Heavenly Riches
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Palm Sunday, he emphasizes the importance of suffering, not for the sake of suffering itself but for the cleansing effect it has on the soul and for reparation of the sins of so many. He magnificently shows how Holy Writ has reinforced this and points to our own suffering today in this time when so many have sold out to the world, the flesh, and the devil. Specifically he refers to the suffering of Terri Schiavo and the cruel punishment inflicted upon her and her family, especially right now as they undergo their own harsh, but necessary earthly passion inflicted by those who abhor any kind of pain; by those who eschew suffering as a weakness, when in truth it is a strength the world will never know. It is a strength that gains so much grace through the melding of the sacraments, prayer and the self-discipline of our senses in building resistance to caving to the easy way. Pain and penance, when accepted for the Will of God, forge a beautiful soul that can withstand the scourges of satan no matter where the flagellations may come from. Father provides an inspiring prayer by the holy Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liguori to bring this point home in his sermon The Refining Fire of Suffering
Christ or chaos
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey begins a special series in which he presents from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday a reflection on Salvation History, beginning from Adam and Eve to the glory of the Paschal Lamb on Easter Sunday. This series, first submitted by Dr. Droleskey in 2003 for The Daily Catholic, is an excellent way to complement your Holy Week contemplation. That is why we annually run this magnificent meditation for your reflection each Holy Week. In his first part Tom traces the history of salvation from the fall of our first parents and the subsequent trials of God's people in the Old Testament in waiting for the Messiah. Tom provides the details in his first of seven installments from "Eden to the Empty Tomb" with Part One Life and Death Were Put Before Adam and Eve
Pro-Life Prescriptions
After a long hiatus, Dr. Frank Joseph returns, weighing in on the travesty of the Terri Schiavo case for the crux of the matter is at the very essence of his subject matter column "Pro-Life Prescriptions." He asks where were the missing-in-action Democrats as Republicans go above and beyond the call of duty to live and act as pro-lifers for the sake of one person, proving the worth that even one person is worth it all for Terri Schiavo is made in the image and likeness of God. Judge Greer, Michael Schiavo, George Felos and pro-abort Democrats and those pushing euthanasia so hard don't want to hear that. They have railroaded Terri, defying writs of Habeas Corpus and other legal measures to stop the unjust justices who have trampled on the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Terri Schiavo is being treated worse than a violent criminal. The liberals rant and rave over abuse of terrorists, but turn their head the other way when it comes to the innocent. Whether it's abortion or euthanasia, it's still downright murder and there's a price to pay for killing. God said so! Frank emphasizes this in his column Dead People Tell No Tales!
The Sanity of Sanctity
How fitting that this year the Double of the First Class Solemnity of St. Joseph concludes Passion Week and so appropriately immediately follows the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Joseph's chaste protector. It also serves as the lead-in to Holy Week. Though Joseph had been called to Heaven well before that fateful week, he knew intuitively the sorrows Mary was going through, and what was in store for his foster-Son Jesus. Is it not reasonable to think that when Jesus was suffering and near collapse, one of the human factors that kept Him from faltering was the wise and loving counsel of His beloved protector Joseph. So also the saints down through the ages and we today can call on this great saint who, after the Blessed Mother, holds more veneration and titles than any other saint. Today, when Christ's Mystical Body is so battered and tortured, we call on the Patron of the universal Church in a special tribute of Devotions to Saint Joseph
Gabriel's Clarion
On this feast of the holy Joseph, Patron of the Sick, Patron of a happy death, and Solace of the Afflicted, none is more persecuted than Terri Schiavo whose rights have been stripped from her in the same manner Christ was stripped of His garments as Gabriel Garnica so clearly compares in showing the parallels between Our Lord and Savior and one of His faithful, suffering children who, in her own way, is a victim soul, and whose body has been rendered totally a victim to the cruel agenda of the Euthanasiastics who are dead set on seeing her dead from the stubborn and very hostile judge to her estranged and strange husband who long ago abandoned his marriage vows in favor of the world, the flesh and the devil. And the devil is in control in directing those who insist on one man's fabrications as the cornerstone of their case to remove Terri's feeding tube. Gabriel lays out the comparisons between the Passion of Jesus and Terri's Passion
The Straight Stuff
Griff Ruby turns his attention this week to the poor in spirit for rich is their reward. Why? Drawing upon Christ's teaching and His Own actions, being born among the poorest, raised among the poor by a carpenter, always sympathetic to those who had little but gave much, and Who has sent His Sorrowful Mother over the centuries to the poor peasants such as Juan Diego, Bernadette Soubirous, the La Salette and Fatima visionaries; all poor but pure in heart. That is the key for those very poor in spirit, whom Our Lord referred to in His Sermon on the Mount on the Beatitudes. They are often those lacking this world's goods for they are saved from temptation into which most of the wealthy are plunged. That is another reason why seeking the spiritual riches of poverty voluntarily is a richness beyond compare; why many religious take the vow of poverty. This treasure of poverty is truly a blessing in disguise as Griff explains in his column Power and Spiritual Riches in Poverty
Traditional Thoughts
Editor Michael Cain impresses on readers the importance of the Feast of the Seven Sorrows in Friday of Passion Week as he takes the reader on a journey through Mary's life on earth, identifying each sword mystically piercing Her Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart. He poses the question: Why is Our Lady so sorrowful? Because She is a Mother and She continues to weep because so many do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Her Divine Son. Wouldn't you weep too? Cain illustrates how Our Lady was so perfectly in sync with the Divine Will that without this cooperation many souls might be even more lost considering the ravaging perpetuated by Her Divine Son's Adversary in these trying, troublesome times. We need to heed her strong motherly advice, meld our sorrows with Hers and do as she asks, take our cares, concerns, anxieties, worries and woes and lay them at the foot of the Cross to be washed in His Most Precious, Cleansing Blood. Cain explains in his meditative essay Seven Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart
The Sanity of Sanctity
In honor of Saint Paddy's Day, we present today the sole story behind Saint Patrick's soul-saving mission for the Trinity. Tradtionally we strive to bring you on this feast this special diary compiled by the "Apostle of Ireland" himself, which delves into his mindset and heart, revealing to all the inate and unaldulterated pure and simple holiness of this determined cleric who dared to do great things for God and who single-handedly brought Catholicism to a pagan island in the 5th Century. Since that time the emerald isle remained one of the staunchest bastions of the Roman Catholic Faith in the world until just recently when, having no modern emulators of good St. Patrick left, satan slithered back into the Olde country through the divorce, abortion and relaxed disciplines of the Novus Ordo agendas. Prior to Vatican II, Ireland had provided more priests for America than any other country. Today they are a dying breed. Pray for a modern St. Patrick to rise up and drive the serpents of evil out, reconverting the Gaelic nation, and for that grace to rub off on America so that the Truths and Traditions can be restored and God once again returned as the Focal Point of lives everywhere. For St. Patrick's own inspirational, humble and revealing diary, we invite you to read the entire awe-filled Confessions of a Humble Apostle
Catholic PewPOINT
Editor Michael Cain proves its no blarney - two editorials in one week. But he cannot pass up an editorial for St. Paddy's Day and this traditional day of wearin' o' the green on this good Bishop's Double Feast makes Cain see red for too many buffoons harm this saint's good name and purpose. March 17 annually brings out the best and worst of mankind. Those who are truly Irish in heart, who truly realize what the shamrock represents, who truly understand the infrangible truths of the Faith are embarrassed by the sad fact that this glorious day has been given over to driveling druids as a license for debauchery and drunkenness. He points out the ironies and secularization of this feast like so many others which the world, the flesh and the devil have commandeered to suit mammon. By gorrah, Cain and Traditional Catholics are mad, and they didn't need whiskey or green beer to rile them up, just the disrespect shown to God that has them ready to swing the shillelaghs and drive the vipers out in much the same manner as a certain bishop did a millennium and a half ago. Cain explains in his editorial A bit o' legend, a bit o' lore, and a lot o' the good olde faith!
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica turns his Passiontide essay sounds the clarion of a dangerous substance that is deceiving the masses and turning our youth into hypochondriacs and worse. It is the mercury-based preservative Thimerosal and Gabriel points out how it has anesthetized the masses into believing it is helping. It is all part of the triangle of terror and, the sad part is that Thimerosal is just the tip of this iceberg that has contributed to the demise of America's health both physically and morally. Big business, government and lobbies are the suffocating triumverate that is plunging America into the abyss by positing evil as good through the horrendous sins of control through drugs, abortion and euthanasia. Gabriel hammers home the point in his column The Wicked and the Foolish
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents a treatise this week on the Gospel of St. John, chapter 9 on the Pharisees and the Blind Man whom Jesus healed. Father magnificently shows how the Pharisees in this passage replicate the modern Pharisees who reject the Truths and Traditions of what always was taught in favor of the novelty of the times. He brings the scriptures to life with meditative thoughts that will only strengthen one's faith and one's resolve to continue the good fight in preserving and upholding the faith of our fathers. He illustrates how the Pharisees intimidated so many in Christ's time and why they hated Him so because He felt no compunction in exposing their hypocrisy. In Father's thoughts about the blind man's parents he shows how afraid even the blind man's flesh and blood were. Because of these heartless rulers, they feared expressing their overwhelming joy in their son's complete healing. He equates the same intimidation of the New Order rulers today who go out of their way to hunt down those who would dare follow what Christ taught and handed down through Divine Revelation and Tradition. Father explains in his brief commentary sent by Maria Hughes. The Man Born Blind
Catholic PewPOINT
Editor Michael Cain equates the situation of these times, this month, this very day with the fall of the mighty Caesar 2049 years ago. Caesar and so many emperors before and after him, empires, kingdom and nations before and after have come and gone, but only one Ruler and one institution He established continues after two millennia. That would be Christ and His Mystical Bride which has been ravaged and raped by the enemies of the Church who come in all sizes and shapes of togas, all the better to conceal their daggered agendas until the time to strike from within and without in attempting to inflict the mortal wound to His holy Church. Though they have flailed and failed, they have still weakened the Church and society by not standing strong against the hideous crimes of today's society. Cain emphasizes the futility and folly in placing trust in man while neglecting what God wills, all because of political correctness and man's determined agenda to expunge God from the equation. The mighty Caesar is still referenced to this day, perpetuated in Sacred Scripture by Our Lord's words which tripped up the Scribes and Pharisees who sought to trap Christ. Today man is trapped because he has betrayed his Savior yet still expects to be saved. What pride! What gall! Cain explains in his editorial for the Ides of March "Beware the 'Hideous' of March!"
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica sounds the clarion of a dangerous substance that is deceiving the masses and turning our youth into hypochondriacs and worse. It is the mercury-based preservative Thimerosal and Gabriel points out how it has anesthetized the masses into believing it is helping. It is all part of the triangle of terror and, the sad part is that Thimerosal is just the tip of this iceberg that has contributed to the demise of America's health both physically and morally. Big business, government and lobbies are the suffocating triumverate that is plunging America into the abyss by positing evil as good through the horrendous sins of control through drugs, abortion and euthanasia. Gabriel hammers home the point in his column Mercury, Morals, and Murder
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Passion Sunday, he emphasizes that there is only one High Priest: Jesus Christ. He always was, is and ever shall be and no amount of modern thought can change that fact. Father points out that there is only one sacrifice that appeases the Father and that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the Blood of the Lamb of God for when Christ came He abolished the Old Law and all animal sacrifices are no longer worthy. They are, as Father asserts "dead works" because they are lacking the faith. He assimilates the humanitarian bent of today's society and the modern post-conciliar church's yearning to please everyone but God. There is only one 'thing' which pleases the Almighty and that is the Sacrifice He deigned as worthy, for man by himself has nothing that could be recognized as fulfilling the price of that ultimate Sacrifice Our Lord offered for us and continues to offer through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for Roman Catholics only in the True Latin Mass. Father cites Sacred Scripture and reason in showing the fallacy of those who crusade for rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem. That is the antithesis of the Social Kingship of Christ for that abomination will recognize globally the Antichrist. No one in their right mind wants to be part of that. So wake up, folks, and heed what Father is saying for it is what Holy Mother Church has taught for nearly 2000 years before the infiltration of the modernists as Father explains in Jesus Christ, Son of David, our Great High Priest
Traditional Thoughts
What better day than this Double Feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great to introduce a new series which will seek to share with you edifying traditional sites and/or parishes and/or stories of conversions to Traditional Catholicism to enhance your faith. Tomorrow we begin Passiontide and we want to share a site that will complement what you are receiving here on The Daily Catholic liturgically as well as helping you discover further treasures of the Sacred Deposit of the Faith for it offers a wealth of devotions and spirituality in its simplicity in announcing the infrangible truths of Christ and His Church. Also in this inaugural installment of this new series simply called "Living in Tradition", editor Michael Cain shares the fruits of how The Daily Catholic has grown and why the internet has become a cornucopia of information for discovering the undeniable Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Basic Tradition in Black and White
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica follows up his serious eight-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" with a piece about something that didn't sell - the animated aberration Father of the Pride which thrived on vulgar humor and insults. Thank God the public still had some sense of pride left to not watch this 'den of iniquity' in their own dens. For Dreamworks, their own pride forced Pride on the masses and this rot was summarily rejected turning Dreamworks into Nightmaresville. He points out that though it didn't sell, the pride of its producers was so arrogant that they still wasted millions and, in the process, helped NBC land in the cellar in the almighty Nielsen ratings. That translates to dollars to industry wags so gripped by the world, the flesh and the devil. Though the devil is most pleased by the sleaze they've produced, even mammon is not happy with the results. Gabriel notes the hypocrisy of those behind this garbage animation for they comprise three of the biggest names in the industry, all three of whom attacked The Passion of The Christ for its violence and supposed anti-Semitism. No matter that the three are staunch Zionists who wouldn't accept a Christian-theme if it bit them on their hide. And that's what they should do: hide, embarrassed by the miserable fare they tried to foist on the public and embarrassed because their judgment wrings of hypocrisy. As Gabriel points out, whoever sired this swill at Dreamworks was a Father Without Pride
The Straight Stuff
Griff Ruby presents the fifth part of "What is your picture" as he completes his series in retracing where Modern Rome broke away from Eternal Rome with Lumen Gentium and its imminent impact that has resounded with the echo of heresy over the past 40 years, causing a dire time of emergency in the Church like no other ever experienced. In this issue he shows how the laws would apply if one were, for example, in the state of Kansas. One would have to adhere to the laws of that state. But, as Griff masterfully delineates on how Lumen Gentium dissolved the borders and opened the doors allowing a crisis in the Church, for indeed "you are not in Kansas anymore, Toto." Catholics everywhere have been caught up in the swirling tornadic troubles wrought by modernism. Clicking our heels and wishing that Modernists at the Vatican would anathematize Vatican II won't do it either. Traditional Catholics need the courage, heart and wisdom to be able to travel the narrow yellow brick road to Heaven amidst the gauntlet of obstacles the wizards and warlocks of the NO, who so freely accept the world, the flesh and the devil, throw at them. If Traditional Catholics are loyal to their baptismal vows and their particular Traditional Catholic clergy and bishops in union with all Holy Mother Church has taught and handed down from Peter through Pius XII, then great graces will flow and many fruits grow while the holy water of baptismal grace will melt the wicked ones who seek to deceive. Nowhere is that deception so manifest than in Lumen Gentium, which, as Griff points out, has backfired big time on them and has played right into the Traditionalists' hands if we only follow his sage advice in his fifth installment Exploring the ramifications of Lumen Gentium as to authority in the Church
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica completes his multi-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" in this issue in which he has, over the past week, rightly exposed the insidious agenda underfoot to corrupt America and the world, and ultimately souls, depriving them of Heaven because of their depravity. Gabriel wraps it up by expressing the five senses which can either bring us closer to Heaven or to perdition. It is our choice, basically making us pro-choice in the sense that we can choose good or evil. Speaking of evil it goes without saying that sodomy is evil. It, along with abortion, is one of the vile sins that cries to Heaven for vengeance. It must be stopped at all costs for the life and soul of civilization depends on it. Gabriel helps bring all to their senses in his closing installment Common Sense Means Using Our God-given Senses
Deprogramming Diabolic Disorientation
On the heels of Gabriel's 8-part series we wanted to bring you a sense of what is going on north of the border. Father Jean Violette, SSPX District Superior of Canada implores the faithful to wake up to the real agenda behind the "equal rights" issue. It has nothing to do with that, but everything to do with special privileges and condoning of sin by hindering those who see it for what it is: sin! Father points out how insidiously they are sneaking it past Canadians. To use a bit of slang: They're being hosed big-time. Father urges all not to cave to pressure but put on the pressure by letting Canadian voices be heard to preserve traditional family values and speak out against sin. He explains in his letter we've titled The "Equal Rights" Canard of Canada
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents a treatise this week on the Gospel of St. John, chapter 8 on the Pharisees and the Adulterous Woman. Father shows so brilliantly how the Sanhedrin wanted to trap Christ and thought they had a failsafe way to paint Him into a corner and discredit Him publicly, such are the schemes of those wedded to satan. But Our Lord turned the tables, basically putting a mystical mirror before them to see their hideous selves in the presence of the very people they had themselves deceived. Jesus' penetrating eyes saw into their very souls and they knew it. They say there is no greater wrath than a woman scorned, but the Pharisees tried to scorn the woman publicly and it backfired big time on them. Thus the new wrath towards the Messias burnt even deeper and hotter in their black coal-sooted souls and they would do all in their power to gain revenge. Yet Our Lord's message spurned revenge and offered forgiveness to all. But never was Our Lord tolerant of the sin, only merciful to the sinner. Father Father explains in his brief commentary sent by Maria Hughes. The Woman Taken in Adultery
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica nears the completion of his multi-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" wherein he rightly exposes the insidious agenda underfoot to corrupt America and the world, ultimately souls, depriving them of Heaven because of their depravity. Gabriel brings to the fore today an excellent example of how they foist their contrivance on the public through public television. He offers the case of a supposedly innocent vehicle that reaches countless kids - Postcards from Buster to see how the sodomite agenda is being pushed on young, impressionistic minds. When they are called on the carpet for the obvious, they spew forth the party line of the need for tolerance and diversity, the buzz words of the homosexual movement. Gabriel exposes the hypocrisy and deviousness of those trying to defend the indefensible in his seventh installment of his hard-hitting series with the facitious question Why Stop Now?
Fiat Voluntas Dei
Timothy Duff, who has taught Traditional Catholicism for decades and is the author of the work The Church is not above Christ, is also a consummate expert on Venerable Mary Agreda's masterful work Mystical City of God and ties that in so beautifully with the healing effect of sincere tears. He completes in this issue his essay on Holy Tears with part two. In part one he conveyed the efficacious tears shed by Jesus and His Blessed Mother for us and how we have prompted those tears through our sins. In his second part, Tim illustrates how the importance of the tears of the saints and, yes, the innocent. Tears are a language all their own... From the most helpless child to the exalted Mother of God tears express desires and touch hearts in a way words cannot. What we may not obtain through ordinary means may often be obtained through tears. Tim explains in part two of Holy Tears
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica resumes his multi-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" wherein he rightly exposes the insidious agenda underfoot to corrupt America and the world, ultimately souls, depriving them of Heaven because of their depravity. Gabriel reminds us today that one way for the masses to blindly accept evil is the treacherous route of gender neutrality. He cites Canada's recent caving to this androgynous thinking as an excellent example of how the sodomite agenda is gaining with so few the wiser to their ways. What makes it all the more persuasive is the lies that are spread by the strange bedfellows of the sodomites and militant liberal feminists. Tolerance and diversity are the watchwords, two words absent from Sacred Scripture. Therefore, their contrivance is to strip the Bible of truth by eliminating masculine references and in so doing, eliminating the natural law which plays right into the sodomites connivance. And, as Canada has shown with their civil laws, why stop with the Bible, write it into law. The U.S. is next. Gabriel shows in his sixth installment what can really be found all over the agenda of "Gender Neutrality:" The Fingerprints of Satan
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica takes a one-day hiatus from his multi-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" to honor one of Holy Mother Church and civilization's greatest intellects - the holy Angelic Doctor of the Church St. Thomas Aquinas whose fullness of knowledge encompassed practically every argument past, present and to come for it is based on everything proceeding from and for God in man's efforts to strive for union with his Divine Creator and to understand and adhere the Divine Will in all things. When man thinks he knows more than God, that is when the intellect goes awry and leads to false suppositions from evolution to communism to every other ism that has visited mankind over the centuries and which have culminated today in embracing the mother of all heresies - modernism. Gabriel illustrates how Thomistic Thinking has proved the test of time and all the arguments that liberals have droned on endlessly about, have already been proven false by a "dumb ox"centuries ago who possessed Holy and Sacred Intellect. With the progressivists' theses full of errors, wouldn't you think, if there is any intelligence in their craniums, that they would realize the only solution is to return to the solid, stable and fail-safe Thomistic Thinking? This applies not only for the secular sector, but especially in ecclesiastical environs where this holy Dominican has been basically banished and betrayed. Gabriel explains in his tribute to Humble Intellect
The Sanity of Sanctity
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Professor Plinio Correa de Oliveira, mentor of Atila Sinke Guimar„es, reinforces the virtue of humility which Gabriel pinpoints above, providing actual examples of St. Thomas' humility. The professor adds another virtue which His Holiness Pope Pius XI emphasized in his Encyclical Studiorum ducem in 1923. That virtue was chastity. Just as the Blessed Mother was a pure from conception in order to be the living Tabernacle for the Son of God, so also Thomas had to become a purified vessel in order to allow his heart, mind and soul to be a worthy receptacle for the infused knowledge awarded him from above. Thus he could be free of temptation with the mystical 'girdle of purity' to carry out his work for God and His Holy Church. The professor points out that Aquinas was so pure that in his work, "one does not feel any hint of the presence of the man. The only thing that appears is Catholic doctrine." Thanks to Tradition In Action, Atila provides readers the essence of this Angelic Doctor of the Church in St. Thomas Aquinas
Hope on the Horizon
Doug Giles' latest column in his Clashpoint series ties in nicely with today's saint for Doug speaks of what the rebels of the sixties have wrought - barren trees and godless agendas. While Doug is speaking here more on secular liberalism manifested through the cesspools of the public education system today and the propaganda machine of the leftist media in promoting atheism, nihilism and hedonism, we ask you to apply his points to the Church today and see what the offspring of the failed Vatican II agenda must do to turn away from the machine that has become the deceitful, monstrous and malevolent mammon. Those who caused the revolution of the sixties are in need of being overthrown, not just for the sake of society as Giles points out, but, when applying the crisis of modern Rome vs. Eternal Rome, it becomes paramount to rebel, to stop the monster machine - for the sake of souls. See if the following does not apply to the modern Vatican institution: "the machine has become so odious...that you can't take part...you can't even passively take part, and you have got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels and the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you have got to make it stop." As Traditional Catholics we must be in the forefront of this movement to disable the mammoth mismanaged monstrosity of the apostate church that has engulfed so many souls since Vatican II. Put on your rebel caps and let's go hunting for the culprits responsible for the demise. The parallels fit well in Doug's column Rebels with a Cause
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Laetare Sunday - the Fourth Sunday of Lent, he shows how simple the source of salvation is and how complicated and confounded the modernists have made it. What the True Church has always taught is based on Divine Revelation, whereas what the conciliar church has taught over the past 40 years is based on 'opinions' as Father indicates in his words 'according to' John Paul II. Indirectly Father asks when did John Paul II become above Christ or His Apostles? Yet time after time doctrine and dogma are skewered in order to accommodate the 'opinions' of the conciliar popes, further eroding the One True Faith, so much so that the reason it is no longer recognizable as Catholic is because the Vatican II virus has fully taken hold. By its fruits, or lack thereof, we recognize the New Order church cannot be the true Faith, but a parallel church, a different religion that eschews the infrangible truths of Divine Revelation and the inspired wisdom of past reliable pontiffs, saints, fathers and doctors of the Church in favor of placating man and bringing a humanistic unity to the world. Father documents through scripture their grave error and shows how the simplicity of the faith taught in the pre-conciliar catechism had it right and so simple and why, simply stated, recognition of the Blessed Trinity and the True Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist is only possible in the Church He founded as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. Since no others meet those criteria, there can be no other means of unlocking eternity as Father explains in The Key to Heaven
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica's continues his multi-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" wherein he rightly exposes the insidious agenda underfoot to corrupt America and the world, ultimately souls, depriving them of Heaven because of their depravity. Gabriel reminds us today that the entire equality argument is a smokescreen when it comes to aberrant behavior. It is a sinful lifestyle that those who wish to debase themselves by giving into their basic lusts and inhibitions are trying to justify by forcing through legislation and mythical profiling that equates race and ethnicity with behavior. They forget Who has the final say, Who can magnify their unnatural behavior: The Supernatural Being Who is the ultimate Profiler Who will separate the wheat from the chaff. Those pushing the sodomite agenda don't want people to realize this and so they join in the campaign to rid God from everything believing that denial will make the Creator go away. They're in for a big surprise as Gabriel lays out the facts in his fifth installment Divine Profiling and the Myth of Equality
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica's fourth installment in his multi-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" he continues his expose on the insidious agenda underway to turn souls inside out. His hard-hitting essay exposes the enemy's rotting exoskeletal by peeling back the epidermis that has adorned itself in lies, fraud, misconceptions - all thanks to false data fabricated specifically to serve the sodomite agenda. Through this salacious and purely satanical agenda and campaign, the homosexual lobby and manipulators have permeated every facet of society and especially the modern church where sadly, too often priest and pedophile are considered synonymous by many. Thanks to the drastic revolution of Vatican II, the New Order church let down its guard (many ask if this wasn't intended by the infiltrators within) and began preaching tolerance and diversity. And one wonders how this vile sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance has actually gained "respectability" in many circles today including chanceries? As the Church goes, so goes the world and her enemies knew this in plotting and carrying out the devastation of morals. Today Gabriel enlists the findings of Dr. Jeffrey Satinover to prove the fable of the 'fairies' false in his fourth installment From Mental Disorder to Legal Disorder!
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his multi-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" that has turned souls inside out. Through an insidious, salacious and purely satanical agenda and campaign, the homosexual lobby and manipulators have permeated every facet of society and especially the modern church where sadly, too often priest and pedophile are considered synonymous by many. Thanks to the drastic revolution of Vatican II, the New Order church let down its guard (many ask if this wasn't intended by the infiltrators within) and began preaching tolerance and diversity. And one wonders how this vile sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance has actually gained "respectability" in many circles today including chanceries? As the Church goes, so goes the world and her enemies knew this in plotting and carrying out the devastation of morals. Today Gabriel wonders what is in the water in New England. Yesterday he exposed the hypocrisy in Massachusetts state house, today it is Maine and a Republican looney no less who has advocated that if a child is known to be 'homosexual in the womb' - talk about ridiculous - then it should not be aborted. Pro-sodomites are painting themselves into hell's corner and the paint is deadly toxic as Gabriel strips away the viper's varnish to expose the hideous hide of satan. Gabriel exposes the absurdity in his third part They Just Raised The Roof On Absurd Hypocrisy!
The Sanity of Sanctity
Professor Plinio Correa de Oliveira, mentor of Atila Sinke Guimar„es, provides an enlightening treatise and meditation on St. Casimir, regal ruler and patron saint of Poland and Lithuania. The professor emphasizes the importance of this saint for he proved one can live amidst opulence and still strive for sanctity. In fact it was this very system and atmosphere that lended to helping him grow holier, but thanks to the revolutionaries from the Reformation to the French Revolution to the modern revolution of Vatican II that has turned the world on its axis, to win over the people - subjects who prior to these revolutions were happy, content and at peace with God with their role in life - to the lies that monarchs are unfair and looking out only for their own interests in greedy ways; that rules are for those they lord over rather than themselves to observe. That may be true in the modern hierarchy of modern Rome today, but it was not the standard in medieval times. In fact, if such variance occurred it was an exception to the rule of rulers. Thanks to Tradition In Action, Atila provides readers the meaninful insight into this holy ruler of Krakow by his mentor in St. Casimir
The Straight Stuff
Griff Ruby presents the fourth part of "What is your picture" as he continues his series in retracing where Modern Rome broke away from Eternal Rome with Lumen Gentium and its imminent impact that has resounded with the echo of heresy over the past 40 years, causing a dire time of emergency in the Church like no other ever experienced. In this issue he explains how the Law is applicable to this, citing the supreme law - Divine Law which is unchangeable, like unto the bones and vital organs of a body, and Ecclesiastical Law which would be likened to muscles and the skin. The latter is changeable because it does not cut to the core of doctrine while the former is infrangible. He points this out in his fourth installment The Law and How it Applies in These Times of Crisis
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his multi-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" that has turned souls inside out. Through an insidious, salacious and purely satanical agenda and campaign, the homosexual lobby and manipulators have permeated every facet of society and especially the modern church where sadly, too often priest and pedophile are considered synonymous by many. Thanks to the drastic revolution of Vatican II, the New Order church let down its guard (many ask if this wasn't intended by the infiltrators within) and began preaching tolerance and diversity. And one wonders how this vile sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance has actually gained "respectability" in many circles today including chanceries? As the Church goes, so goes the world and her enemies knew this is plotting and carrying out the devastation of morals. Today Gabriel pinpoints two examples of this dumbed-down Catholic education with two so-called 'Catholic' politicians in Massachusetts who think accepting sodomy is in line with Catholic teaching! The madness in their statehouse equates to an asylum except in the Bay State the inmates are running it! But if they have their way it will be straight-jackets for only the straights while those advocating tolerance and diversity will grow queerer and queerer until only satan will recognize the hideousness of their actions. Gabriel takes the heretics to task in his second installment of this series Massachusetts Mania!
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica begins today a multi-part series on "The Selling of Sodomy" that has turned souls inside out. Through an insidious, salacious and purely satanical agenda and campaign, the homosexula lobby and manipulators have permeated every facet of society and especially the modern church where sadly, too often priest and pedophile are considered synonymous by many. Thanks to the drastic revolution of Vatican II, the New Order church let down its guard (many ask if this wasn't intended by the infiltrators within) and began preaching tolerance and diversity. And one wonders how this vile sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance has actually gained "respectability" in many circles today including chanceries? As the Church goes, so goes the world and her enemies knew this is plotting and carrying out the devastation of morals. Today Gabriel shows the four steps on that slippery slope into the eternal abyss. Gabriel reveals the decline in his column I Told You So!
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents a treatise on the Gospel of St. Luke, chapter 16 on the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus and what Our Lord truly meant in certifying that the Old Covenant had passed and the New Covenant would take effect once He "descended into hell" - the very "bosom of Abraham" to free the souls languishing there since Adam and Eve. Following that He would rise from the dead, but in this passage, as Father points out, if they will not even believe that, how will they believe other signs. Father points out that this is the case today where nonbelievers and their ideas are given credence at the expense of the truths of the Messias. Jesus shows clearly in this parable that hell is so very final and those who choose to go there have no relief or sympathy. Father explains in his brief commentary sent by Maria Hughes. The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
Fiat Voluntas Dei
Timothy Duff has taught Traditional Catholicism for decades. The author of the work The Church is not above Christ, Tim has chosen Fiat Voluntas Dei - "The Will of God be done" as the title for his columns which will now become a regular rotating staple in The Daily Catholic. He is also a consummate expert on Venerable Mary Agreda's masterful work Mystical City of God and ties that in so beautifully with the healing effect of sincere tears, shed by Jesus and His Blessed Mother for us and for the way we have prompted those tears through our sins. To illustrate how powerful tears can be, who can ever forget the magnificent and poignant scene in Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ when, at the moment of Christ's death on the cross, we see as through a fish-eye lens the surreal scene from above and only then realize as the watery lens plunges downward that we are inside the tear of the Heavenly Father as it projects closer to earth, splashing upon the ground at the foot of the cross and from Calvary the tsunami effect causes the earth to shake and the temple floor in Jerusalem to be torn in two, symbolizing the end of the Jewish religion and the Old Covenant and the beginning of the New Covenant as God's chosen means for salvation. Yes, tears are powerful as Tim details in his column Holy Tears

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