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Faithful to Tradition
John Gregory continues his comprehensive meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary today. Christ, the Lamb of God, is brought before Pilate seemingly beaten and having been subjected to ridicule and mockery with the cruel crown of thorns. At any time He could have ripped that piercing tiara from His head and struck down His persecutors and emerged in man's eyes victorious over the Romans and Jews, but He was the God-Man, come to redeem us through love, not hate; exhibited with holy Humility, not pride. Just as the Jews cried out in pride to patronize Pilate "We have no king but Caesar," so also we, who are true sons of God, must, in all humility, state unequivocally: "We have no King but Jesus." Where He is mocked, we offer humble prayer of reparation and expiation for these terrible sins against the Incarnate Word so cruelly tortured and disfigured. John shares his thoughts to meditate on for the Third Sorrowful Mystery during Lent. The Crowning of Thorns
The VerbumQUO
This series is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys each day 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. Editor Michael Cain 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. The VerbumQUO for today is "lacrimatus" from today's Gospel for "wept" as in "And Jesus wept" for a lacrimose theme is carried throughout today's Proper for the weeping of those who were dead and now alive, replicating the sinner who was dead and through grace, is now alive. Cain explains in Tears of Redemption
The VerbumQUO
This series is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys each day 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. Editor Michael Cain 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. The VerbumQUO for today is "tolle" the demonstrative verb for "take up", taken from today's Epistle on this Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent to show the prefigurement of Christ in Eliseus. The theme of taking up the Faith, being lifted up in grace by the Holy Ghost is carried throughout today's Proper as a follow-up to yesterday's Proper for the Feria of the Great Scrutiny. It is a reinforcement to catechumens and the baptized alike to "take up" the life of grace by embracing our crosses for there can be no Resurrection without the Cross. Cain explains in Take up the Cross!
Christ or chaos
With all the speculation going on about what modern Rome plans to "offer" the Society of St. Pius X in their appeasement process to "rein in" the "ultra-Traditionalists" as the conciliar press reports erroneously, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey weighs in with an article, originally posted on his site this past Monday (the fourth birthday of his and his wife Sharon's daughter Lucy Mary Norma), in which Tom documented known abuses of heresy, apostasy and immorality that have gone on unchecked, and yet, at the slightest sign of orthodoxy and faithfulness to the Faith of our Fathers and the Immemorial Mass of All Ages, all hell has broken loose in attacking God's precious priests who are preserving the Faith amidst so much persecution. Tom asks how can these conciliar ecclesiasts (who we call "potentates" of their lodges - as in Masonic to the core), can be trusted to evaluate and provide a fair forum and structure for a "super diocese" that would be free of the local ordinary's interference. It seems nigh unto impossible considering the sly foxes ruling the henhouses today as Tom provides More Questions Than Answers.
The VerbumQUO
This series is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys each day 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. Editor Michael Cain 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. The VerbumQUO for today is "lava" the demonstrative verb for "wash", taken from today's Epistle and Gospel on this Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent - known as "the Feria of the Great Scrutiny" - and, it is with this kind of scrutiny that we must wash ourselves - submerge our souls in - so that we can remember why we are Catholic. Thanks to the prolific writings of the venerable Benedictine Abbot Dom Gueranger in the mid 19th century, we can see the beauty of the conversion journey for catechumens and Cain shares the significance and words of this faith-firming ceremony on this day in illustrating how much has been lost with the wreckovation of the Truths and Traditions. Cain explains in Let that laver of grace flow freely in our lives.
On the BattleLine
As a follow-up to last Tuesday's excellent, thought-provoking, concluding installment on "Homosexuality's Dirty Secret" by Griff Ruby and the consequent obvious roots of communism, we bring you, in our "Gems from the Past" series, the very first article submitted by Atila Sinke Guimarães to this site nearly five years ago. It is more timely today than even then in light of the pandering to Moscow and now Beijing, and the mushrooming sodomite caldron boiling within nearly every chancery and the curia as well. Atila asks why Vatican II did not condemn Communism? A convent outside of the village of Metz, France near Paris was the scene of a secret accord in 1962 that holds that answer - answers that directly contradicted the Blessed Mother's message at Fatima and led to the inevitable 38 years later with the release of a trumped-up Third Secret to cover the apostasy in the Church and the Communist connection that sold out countless Catholics behind the iron-curtain. He provides all the answers you need in his excellent documentation on The Pact of Metz.
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 Exáudi, which is the Latin for the demonstrative verb "hear" taken from today's opening Introit and Offertory, not to mention the response at the end of the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar. The problem is, do we really hear Jesus' words? If so, why are we not acting on them fully? Cain explains in Hear Him Here and Now!
Doctors of the Church
In honor of today's Double Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint John Damascene, we present a "Gems from the Past" profile from four years ago in our chronological series on the Doctors of the Church. St. John was the most remarkable of the Greek writers of the 8th century. He stood up strongly to false doctrines and led the defenders of the orthodox Catholic faith against the iconoclast movement of the Byzantine regime. Greatly persecuted by the iconoclast emperors, St. John's own right hand was severed and, in a show to deter those venerating images, the cruel emperor had St. John's hand displayed in the square. But Our Lady intervened and miraculously had it reconnected to St. John's wrist with no signs of scars. He was known as the last of the Greek Fathers and one whom greatly inspired the Angelic Doctor several centuries later - Saint Thomas Aquinas as well as his words serving as the stop-gap answer for the counter-revolution at the holy Council of Trent. He was the defender of the orthodox Catholic treasure of Faith, the Pourer of Gold.
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 manum, which is the Latin for "hand" taken from today's Introit and Gospel and so perfectly represents the dedication of today's Saint - the holy Doctor of the Church Saint John Damascene - the great crusader against the iconoclasts. He was not afraid to go against the grain to uphold truth, just as Christ was not to be detained or belittled by the Pharisees for healing a man's withered hand on the Sabbath. Cain explains in Give Him a Hand!
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, he shows the reason why we should rejoice on this Laetáre Sunday for, as the Epistle proclaims, we are, indeed freed of the bondage of the bond-woman and have, as the Gospel asserts, the Bread of Life in the midst of the desert. How fitting for these times when only in the oases of the traditional churches and chapels, do those, who have remained faithful to Christ's promises and all He asks, have the continual nourishment of the Most Blessed Sacrament confected by true priests which, as Father expresses, is his greatest joy when he offers "through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, the one, perfect and acceptable Sacrifice to God the Father, in which Jesus Christ is both Priest and Victim." That is the reason for our greatest joy and should not only sustain us in the desert that the conciliar church has become, but attract many others who have been parched because the Pasch remains a mirage to them in the church of Vatican II; a new religion which has purged the beautiful Immemorial Mass of All Ages and the rich liturgy that has fed countless souls for nearly 2000 years. The shepherds of this new religion stubbornly forge on in the heresy of a "common homeland" where all will be rewarded in Heaven without realizing Christ's assurance that salvation can only come through Him - "the Truth, the Way and the Life." The joy of the many mansions in Heaven can only be reached through the narrow gate and only the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church holds the key to that gate for the children of promise to enter as Father points out in his sermon The Children of Promise
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 Laetáre, which is the Latin for "Rejoice" taken from today's Introit and interspersed throughout as the theme of today's Propers that give us cause to rejoice in the joy of being freed and heirs of Heaven as members of Christ's True Church - the new Jerusalem which provides, through the merits of Christ, the everlasting miracle of the Bread of Life Cain explains in The Cause of our Joy
Catholic PewPOINT
Editor Michael Cain initiates a series he first produced four years ago. Today he updates it in light of the trickery and blatant apostasy so evident in the heresies and those being empowered by the very offenders. He presents the first part of a series in preparation for Good Friday on the analogy of the Mystical Body of Christ with the Sorrowful Mysteries. Today he focuses on the first Sorrowful Mystery - the Agony in the Garden - and how it correlates with the time from the Protestant Reformation up to Vatican II. He illustrates how Christ saw all the evil and subterfuge while weeping in the Garden of Mount Olivet, but His humanity and resolve to love us unconditionally even to giving His Own life was buoyed by the goodness and fruits His lambs produced during this 450-year interval leading up to the time of exile which is now well into its 47th year. Cain illustrates also the Catholic conditions on which Bishop Fellay and all Traditional Catholics should bargain for; without which: no deal. Cain explains in part one of the Sorrowful Mysteries Silence of the Lambs 2006-style!
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 naturally for today is gratia, which is the Latin noun "Grace" as taken from the Proper for the Feast of the Annunciation in the Gradual, Gospel and Offertory. Cain explains in "Blessed is the fruit of thy womb"
Gabriel's Clarion
In honor of his namesake, we bring you one of Gabriel Garnica's "Gems from the Past" from two years ago in which he clarioned forth a beautiful melody of the example we can take from the Archangel Gabriel and his message for the Blessed Virgin Mary that would giver her the opportunity to say 'yes' to God. From that point on it would always be 'yes' even though her Immaculate Sorrowful Heart was so pierced - seven times, and many times over by the children of God who have so offended her Divine Son by their rejection of His truths and true Church. Gabriel reminds us of another who said 'yes' and that was St. Francis of Assisi in rebuilding Christ's Church. Not an easy task, just as today our task is not easy, but no great opus was ever accomplished without much effort and persistence. Only by being in tune with the harmonious orchestra of Divine Will can we expect the Symphony of Sanctity to reach Heavenly ears and hearts as Gabriel explained in his column Let the Master Play The Divine Music!.
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 missus, which is the Latin verb "was sent" as in 'he was sent' as in the Archangel Gabriel being sent first to Daniel, then Zachary, then the Blessed Virgin Mary, then the Shepherds and finally to Our Lord Himself during His agony in the Garden to console and strengthen Him. For Gabriel, as Cain explains, it was Mission Accomplished!
Faithful to Tradition
As we reach the mid-way point of Lent, John Gregory files an account of his own personal journey to Truth. He hopes that by sharing the obstacles and questions he faced, others will have the courage to get up out of their rut and challenge those who cannot give honest answers. As long as those in the conciliar church continue to be mindless robots blindly obeying whatever they're told, they will not realize they are being greatly deceived and their own salvation in peril. The path John took parallels many others who have discovered what was wrong and got off their duffs because they valued the welfare of their souls. It is a difficult journey, a lonely one, and one that leads inevitably back to the catacombs where the Truths and Traditions remain the same for the truth can never be altered and never has been or will be at the Altars where the True Latin Mass is said. John presents his candid account of The Journey to Truth
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 habitabo, which is the Latin verb in first person future for "I will dwell", taken from today's Epistle from the words given to the Prophet Jeremias which are a prophesy come true for Catholics for Jesus indeed dwells with us in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Cain explains in More need to dwell on Where He dwells
Miters that Matter
We share this in light of the buildup and buzz that has been circulating around the internet over the past month or so about a possible "reconciliation" between the Society of St. Pius X and modern Rome. It has been announced that all the bishops are together on the decision. Well, on the eve of the supposed subject being brought up by the conciliarists for a most apprehensive meeting of curia and conciliar cardinals with Benedict XVI, what Bishop Richard Williamson shares in his latest comments should assuage those who fear the SSPX will sell out. He points to the very semantics of Our Lady's words at Fatima which tell volumes of what is truly contained within the Third Secret; a secret still shielded from the eyes of the faithful because of the deception carried out by the very ones the Blessed Mother was warning her children of, the very ones convening tomorrow in modern Rome. Yes, indeed, a new religion, forged in forgery, has brought Our Lady's words true, even though only a few know those true words. And those who do, are covering it up for reasons that go against all Heaven wills. All the more reason to believe His Excellency will never go for any kind of a compromise short of a total return to Tradition. He puts it clearly in "The Dogma of the Faith"
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 fructum, which is the Latin for "fruit", taken from today's Gospel for the feast of Saint Isidore who produced fruit galore literally and figuratively in tilling God's fields. Cain explains in Outstanding in the field!
The STRAIGHT STUFF
We present Griff Ruby's concluding installment of his series on how sodomy has gained such a deadly foothold in society today. Though he is not one to propound theories or ever go off on a tangent on conspiracies that are not built on facts. But he has several facts where the only syllogism possible is that the culprit is satan, and his vehicle was Communism. Our Lady warned us at La Salette and Fatima; Our Lord foretold it in Matthew 24; Former Soviet Agents have admitted it, and it all makes perfect sense in the great charade played out within the conciliar church and its cozy, convenient Pact of Metz which, in effect, said 'hands off' the Reds, get your hands in the beds of young boys. Sick? Yes, and that is exactly what sodomy is and how it could very well have infiltrated the Church over the last century and caused the rot we are left with today. Griff's summation makes perfect sense in explaining how a sin, that cries to Heaven for vengeance, went from a perverted disorder to a civil right and so permeated the church of Vatican II. While the sodomite lobbyists claim to be a "victim" so oppressed by narrow-minded "bigots", it is all a smokescreen that clouds their real agenda, to pervert society and hold them hostage to the devil. Hold the sympathy, for in the darkness they have a dark and dirty secret they don't want the public to realize and that is that the Communists have infiltrated every facet of society and the hierarchy. It all makes sense as Griff illustrates in Homosexuality's Dirty Secret Part Two
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 benedictióne, which is the Latin for "benediction", taken from today's Epistle, and a perfect way to remember today's saint whose feast we celebrate: Saint Benedict. He was a blessing to all he touched during his life and ever after from his heavenly perch. Today he and the holy Rule he established are needed more than ever when everything else is falling apart. Cain explains in The Rule Rules!
Living in Tradition
On this day which Holy Mother Church has designated as a Double of the First Class Feast, the highest classification possible, it is dedicated to the the saint who enabled the Blessed Mother to fulfill her fiat and raised the Son of Man in the virtuous life. It was the quiet and holy Joseph who helped his foster Son Jesus Christ prepare for His mission on earth. Look at the innocent child in the massive arms of good St. Joseph and we see how love overflowed in the home of the Holy Family. Editor Michael Cain reprises an article he wrote six years ago, updating it slighty, to honor this gentle giant of our Faith; a saint who serves as the ultimate role model for all men just as his earthly spouse the Blessed Virgin Mary is the ideal mentor for all women. Their intercession is the greatest in Heaven and too few call upon good St. Joseph, who molded and taught the Son of God in all things human. Indeed, of all his many titles, few realize he is also The Silent Assassin
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 justus, which is the Latin for "just", taken from today's Introit and Gospel, in praising the attributes of the holy Saint Joseph, who we honor today. Cain shares insight from the just and trusted Abbot of orthodoxy Dom Gueranger in pointing out just how just this special saint really is. Cain explains in Just Trust Joseph the Just!
Gabriel's Clarion
It was one year ago on the feast of the holy Joseph, Patron of the Sick, Patron of a happy death, and Solace of the Afflicted, that Terri Shlindler Schiavo underwent her final passion with starvation verdict forged by murderers. To mark that occasion, we bring you a "Gems from the Past" feature by Gabriel Garnica in which he pointed out that no one was more persecuted than Terri whose rights were stripped from her in the same manner Christ was stripped of His garments. Gabriel made this analogy so clearly in showing the parallels between Our Lord and Savior and one of His faithful, suffering children who, in her own way, was a victim soul, and whose body was rendered totally a victim to the cruel agenda of the Euthanasiasts who were 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 laid out the comparisons between the Passion of Jesus and Terri's Passion
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent, he foregoes a sermon for the Sunday liturgy in favor of tomorrow's Double of the First Class Feast of Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus Christ and chaste protector and spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as Universal Patron of Holy Mother Church. In his sermon, Father points out how the saints remind us of St. Joseph's namesake, the Joseph of Genesis who was sold into slavery, yet did not turn on his people when they needed him. Nor did the holy Joseph when to be betrothed to the Virgin with child, for he knew it was God's will and that somehow he had been prepared for all time to pass on the heritage of David to the King of Kings, the greatest of the lineage of royal rulers for he was Supreme. Father illustrates how Joseph was the perfect parent to pass on the morals and values that his Divine foster Son would establish for all time for His holy Church upon the Rock of Peter. Father provides background on the perfect geneology passed down and the fulfillment of the Old Covenant, and how Joseph was the link between the Old and the New, chosen to nurture the Father's Son as his own and then pass Him on to the faithful for all time as the Messiah to verify to all the two natures of Christ: human and divine. Father shows where Pope Leo XIII and St. Teresa of Avila entreated the faithful to "go to Joseph" to intercede for them for he has a special ear that our Lord always hears. Royal Prince of the House of David
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 daemonia, which is the Latin for "devils" as in plural - "demons" taken from today's Gospel when where we see the devastation and darkness they perpetually represent which places a soul in mortal danger as Christ so clearly explains in today's Gospel from Luke 11. Cain explains in The Devil is in the Details!
Doctors of the Church
Today, in honor of the Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church and devoted Bishop Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, we present a "Gems from the Past" of our Doctors of the Church series. Known as the patron saint of catechizers, St. Cyril was another from the fourth century who was both greatly persecuted by the Arians and ostracized by many within the Church because of false information and because of his steadfast refusal to never compromise with heretics. For 35 years he was the bishop of Jerusalem and foretold the earthquake that would destroy the rebuilt temple in the Holy City because God chose him to be He is best known for his clear, precise and no-nonsense catechesis that set the pattern for catechisms to come. Except for Traditional Catholic circles, teaching the simple truths of the catechism is lost on so many today in a world devoid of truth. We need to call upon St. Cyril Catechist of the Holy Ghost
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 revelabitur, which is the Latin future past tense for "shall be revealed" from the verb revelare "to reveal." Today's Gospel for the holy Doctor St. Cyril of Jerusalem reveals much and Cain provides cogent comments from the Benedictine Abbot Dom Gueranger which put in perspective how the Church has been eclipsed today, but in that nothing will remain hidden and so many souls are blinded to that fact and that they fear not he who can kill the soul. Cain explains in The Truth can only reveal the truth!
Catholic PewPOINT
Editor Michael Cain tackles St. Patrick's Day from a different perspective in setting aside the green beer and corn-beef and cabbage; after all, it's Lent and Friday no less. On this day of the wearin' o' the green, Cain is seeing 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 few who are truly Irish in heart and soul, 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. Because of the availability of the web, this is now possible as Cain explains in his editorial Thanks to the internet, we can reach more with the True Meaning of the Shamrock!
The Sanity of Sanctity
In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, we present, as an annual tradition, the special diary of Saint Patrick himself, written by the saint. It delves into his mindset and heart and reveals the pure holiness of this great man who brought Catholicism to a pagan island in the 5th Century. It details the hardships and obstacles he encountered and how, through his immense love for the Triune Divinity and the True Faith, he persevered, even to being rebuked by his superiors, even when a normal person would abandon all hope of converting these stubborn people of Eire. That is what separates common men from saints and this humble confession by the Patron Saint of Ireland. Translated from his own Latin, it is a testimony to his sanctity. Through the natural - the shamrock - he was able to explain the Supernatural. Truly a testament to the sanity of sanctity. Since the 5th Century the emerald isle has remained one of the staunchest bastions of the Roman Catholic Faith in the world. He would weep today at how it has deteriorated over the past 40 years with the cancer of Vatican II that has so ravaged every parish, parishes that produced so many priests who populated the clergy in America in the 40's and 50's but, thanks to the drying up of the True Faith, that constant stream of vocations has slowed to barely a trickle. Nevertheless, we pray that the holy Patrick's diary might be a spark that will once again ignite the chaste fire of a true vocation in someone's heart and soul as we present Conversion of Souls in the Apostle of Ireland's Own Words
Gabriel's Clarion
As a "Gems from the Past" Bonus we bring you a gem from Gabriel Garnica from two years ago this day, when we honor one of the great missionaries in St. Patrick of Ireland. Gabriel reminded all of how so many saints and missionaries took Our Lord's charge in Mark 16: 15-16 so very serious that they gave their entire lives, indeed many willingly gave up their lives to martyrdom, so that souls would have the opportunity of knowing, believing and enjoying eternal life. There are so many saints, but Gabriel highlighted a little known saint besides St. Paul: St. Tarsicius, along with St. Patrick, are prime examples of this fortitude and fealty to Christ and His Church. Yet, as Gabriel pointed out, in the New Order their feats are downplayed and apologized for. In such cowardice and denial these modern Pharisees of the Vatican II church have, in effect, blasphemed Almighty God Himself. When Walter Kasper told the neoCatholic bishops in Russia to stop proseltyzing the true Faith, what kind of message did that send Our Lord and Savior, or the saints that gave their all? The message is definitely NOT Catholic and must not be followed. Gabriel explained in his St. Patrick's Day column from 2004: Spitting On Their Graves.
Faithful To Tradition
John Gregory continues his comprehensive meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary today. Christ has been captured in the dark of the night and still under cover of darkness and deceit, the Sanhedrin plot against the Son of Man. John cites the passages that affirm this and ties in prophesies from the Old Testament Prophets who foretold the very scourging and humiliation that Christ would be subjected to, all for our sins. Yes, it was our sins which lashed His precious flesh and continues today to lacerate anew our Lord's Most Sacred Heart as well as the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Mary when we offend God so by our sins, revealing ourselves not as those who would weep and pray for and with Him, but His very executioners. That is a sobering thought which few today are sober enough in the Faith to grasp. John shares his thoughts to meditate on for in the Second Sorrowful Mystery during Lent. The Scourging at the Pillar
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 mendicus, which is the Latin for "beggar", who is a mendicant and it is taken from today's Gospel in which our Lord describes the plight of the rich man and the beggar and we see it is better to choose the life of the beggar for the sake of salvation. Cain explains in Traditional Catholic "beggars" can't afford to be choosy!
Gabriel's Clarion
On this Ides of March, we bring you a "Gems from the Past" published here exactly two two years ago by Gabriel Garnica in which he showed the evolution of the revolution just in the term persecution, which has morphed from the barbaric physical torture employed by the Romans against the Christians to an even more barbaric torture of the soul and psyche today with the modern barbarians at the gate - the politically correct secularists who, by lobbying, legislation and lies, have changed the landscape of morality and resorted to the same arena, so to speak, as the coliseum floor where Christians are once again oppressed for the very same principles they have always upheld. Today's mangy beasts are not the four-legged cats, but two-legged apostates, atheists and agnostics who revel in sin and will cry persecution if they are reminded of their evil way. Therefore they have mounted the forum steps and signal the collective death of Christian principle and ideals with their thumbs down. Despite the catechetical catacombs of reason and truth in traditional circles, the good are being hunted down and held up for ridicule in a world gone mad, a culture out of control. Therefore it is no surprise that A Tent Grows in The Coliseum.
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 hereditátem, which is the Latin for "inheritance", taken from today's Epistle and Gradual for our inheritance comes from God and for so great an inheritance as our Faith, we are given the way to earn this inheritance through the merits of Jesus Christ. But to earn it we must take up our cross. Cain explains in Where there's a Will, there's a Way: Via Crucis!
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, shares a no-nonsense honest assessment of why so many do not take time to pray and, because of that deficiency, are all the more ripe to be deceived by the prince of the world. He asks which tabernacle do we worship at - the tabernacle of satan or the tabernacle of God in quiet, soulful prayer? If we do not practice prayer, we will fail miserably and so many of us have because we've been lured by the siren of the world, the flesh and the devil without realizing how slothful are our ways. We can overcome this sloth by turning our televisions off and turning on our persistence to pray and, in the process, grow in grace and love for God and not miss the temptations that taunt our soul. Father points out that "Sloth is not in being tired; it is in not planning well, or not following the plan." It takes a life time of practice, but, after all, practice makes perfect, and setting a prayer place in our homes and setting time for prayer should take priority in our lives. Father explains in his essay A Time and a Place
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 miníster, which is the Latin for "servant", taken from today's Gospel when we hear our Lord speaking about who is master; we realize one cannot be master unless one is willing to be the humblest of servants, serving One Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. Cain explains in To master humility one must serve God first and foremost
Doctors of the Church
Though yesterday was the feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, because it was the Second Sunday of Lent it was not observed and so we want to honor today this magnificent Sovereign Pontiff who truly earned the moniker of "Great" following his predecessor of several hundred years Pope Saint Leo the Great. No Pontiffs since Gregory have been accorded such an honor as Saint and Doctor and that includes the only two Popes over the last 500 years Pope St. Pius V and Pope St. Pius X. The holy monk Hildebrand who became Pope St. Gregory the Great and is considered by Holy Mother Church as the last of the four great Latin Doctors of the Church. To him belongs the honor of collecting those harmonious melodies that have always been called "Gregorian Chant." He began as a simple monk, then became an abbot, cardinal and finally Supreme Pontiff, one of the greatest of not only medieval times, but of all times. We bring you this "Gems from the Past" first run four years ago in October of 2002 in our series on the Doctors of the Church which we present here on St. Gregory the Great Upholder of Harmony and Holiness
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 moriemini, which is the Latin for "you shall die", taken from today's Gospel when we hear our Lord and Savior say to the multitude of Jews that they will die in their sins if they do not accept Him as the Messias and the same holds true today if we do not heed all that He commanded and taught (cf. Matthew 28: 20). Cain explains in Mortal Sin is the consummate Dead-End!
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent, he documents the obvious heresy of Benedict XVI whose history of heresy dates back over 40 years. Father makes the comparison today of the beautiful, majestic cloud created by the heavenly Father in today's Gospel of the Transfiguration to the murky, thick and blurred fog that shrouds the truth from so many including those who point out the very heresies of the conciliar 'popes' and 'cardinals' and 'bishops' but somehow there remains a fog which obscures the undeniable truths of Pope Paul IV's official statement of Holy Mother Church as to how every loyal Catholic must consider the authority of those in heresy or those who have deviated from the Faith. Father shows how Benedict continues to indict himself with his constant heresy of modernism, humanism, relativism and ecumenism, not to mention universal salvation and still stubbornly a portion of the traditional community, which Father calls neo-traditionalists, have persisted in still recognizing such a heretic as a valid successor of Peter. If so, then Christ, St. Peter, Leo the Great, Gregory the Great, Boniface VIII, the Council of Florence, Paul IV, the Council of Trent, St. Pius V, Pius IX, Leo XIII, St. Pius X, Pius XI, and Pius XII were wrong. Which do you accept? That is Father's point in his poignant sermon that, like the Transfiguration, should be a revelation to all. Of Bright Clouds and Modernist Fogs
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 Vox, Vocis which is the Latin for "Voice", taken from today's Gospel when we hear the Voice of the Father at the Transfiguration. It is the Voice of Authority Which verifies the divinity of His Divine Son. Cain explains in We need to listen!
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, shares a poignant piece first brought to you back in Advent of 2004 and we bring it to you today on this Ember Saturday, Holy Mother Church's traditional day for the first ordinations of the new year. Thus, in our "Gems from the Past", Father James shares why he became a priest and why being a priest is so precious to him even when he is undergoing his own Calvary. It is an encouraging short piece that will hopefully perk vocations in young men to follow in his footsteps for we desperately need good and holy Traditional priests. We present this encouragement first published here two years ago which we titled A Priest Forever
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 sanctifica which is the Latin for "sanctify", taken from today's Proper in several Lessons and Secret of the Holy Mass which ties in so beautifully for the Season and for this day when Holy Mother Church through true apostolic succession ordains her new apostles to offer up A Spotless Victim
The STRAIGHT STUFF
With the influx of sodomite themes and influence gaining a more deadly foothold in society today, one has to wonder what happened? How did a sin, one that cries to Heaven for vengeance, go from a perverted disorder to a civil right? Griff Ruby begins a series on this very question and how they have manipulated the media and other sectors of civilization including the modern church by planting recruiters to woo the innocent and unwary ones. Like the devil lurking in the darkness, the sodomites lie in wait for their prey, taking advantage of the environment, political lobbying, and a church asleep on the watch, to pervert God's laws. While they are supposedly so "open" and "frank" about their "oppression" and try to prompt sympathy for their sin, they have a dark and dirty secret they don't want the public to realize and the media has done a good job of cloaking it in the shadows Those who think they are "brave" by piggy-backing on the craftily manipulated Brokeback Mountain phenomena that is seducing sodomites to "come out" and condone their sin, better think again, for God and His natural laws will not be mocked! Griff exposes the secret in Homosexuality's Dirty Secret Part One
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 iniquitatem which is the Latin for "iniquity", taken from today's 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. Cain explains in Why we should never forget the "ick" of "iniquity."
Faithful to Tradition
John Gregory addresses those who try to rationalize the credibility of the modernist conciliar popes by pointing out inherent heresy that has, for some reason or another, slipped under the radar of both intellectuals and the common man, much to their own spiritual detriment. What is it with the Modernists of Vatican II that they want to cling to the Old Testament and deny Christ's teachings and what His holy Church believes? No matter what you want to call them, no matter that they occupy our Catholic edifices, wear Catholic garments, or are considered by the world as Catholic spokesmen from Rome to Rio de Janeiro to the Rhine and back, one thing is manifestly clear: They are not Catholic!!! John Gregory documents that through a few "experts" in the matter: The Evangelists, St. Paul, and the Source of Truth - Jesus Christ Himself. John lays it out in his column The Old Covenant and New Popes
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 pulchritudo which is the Latin for "beauty", taken from today's Epistle, Tract and corresponding Introit for the Thursday in the First Week of Lent; so appropriate for today's Saint Frances of Rome as Cain explains in The eyes of the beholder.
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica provides part five of his series on "Virtue & Vice" by outlining the nine ways we can cooperate in the sins of others and therefore be guilty ourselves. He points out that too many like to rationalize that they are not responsible for others and yet by their own counsel, command, consent, participation, silence, provocation, flattery, concealment, or defense of a sin, they are just as guilty before God. No excuses please. Excuses and alibis come from the venomous serpent of hell who is the lord of rationalization; God doesn't cater to excuses and Gabriel pinpoints why any excuse won't wash when God calls in His mark in his fifth installment on the nine ways we participate in the sins of others with The Vice Squad: Partners in Crime
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 suffragia which is the Latin for "assistance" or "help", taken from today's Postcommunion for the Feast of the holy confessor Saint John of God who dedicated his life to helping others including the child he carried - Jesus Himself. Cain explains why suffragia is so fitting for us on the feast of the founder of the Hospitaliers in Help Wanted! Inquire Within.
Doctors of the Church
Today, in honor of the Double Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas, we bring you a 'Gems from the Past' first presented on these pages three years ago in providing a profile of the greatest, wisest men ever in the history of the Church - the very man who was once regarded as stupid. Dubbed the "dumb ox," he became the most brilliant scholar in the history of the Church. Few saints were more revered than this learned Dominican who contributed so much to Holy Mother Church in writings and songs. He is best known for the great tome on theology "Summa Theologica," which incorporates three parts covering the entire teaching of the Church in regards Faith and Morals. He also penned the awe-inspiring Benediction hymns of "O Salutaris Hostia" and "Tantum Ergo". His life spanned less than half a century yet his teachings have had more impact than any other saint. He is known as The Angelic Doctor
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain 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 sapientia which is the Latin for "wisdom", taken from today's Introit, Epistle and Gradual for the Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor whose method of teaching has been adapted by Holy Mother Church in conveying the truths of Catholicism. Cain explains this wisdom in Call upon the "dumb ox" to defeat the devil and dumb luck!
Miters that Matter
Appropriately, with Lent underway, we want to bring you a pastoral letter from His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI, who wrote this ten years ago this Lent but it is as pertinent in 2006 as 1996 or 36 A.D. for Catholic truth cannot change or ever be watered down or compromised, something Eternal Rome would never do, but modern Rome has been quick to do. The very exercises of prayer, fasting, penance and almsgiving are rooted in Sacred Scripture and our Lord's words in the Gospels. If we understand Christ's words and His meaning we can readily understand why Holy Mother Church has given us this season to discipline our fallen human nature and to refocus us on the prize of Heaven rather than temporal things? If not, then Lent means nothing but 40 days of monotony and waiting out the late spring for Easter. For Easter to really mean something, it is all contingent on how we spend our preparation time for it. Catholics call it Lent. His Excellency, in a very concise manner, sums it up in his Pastoral Letter The Holy Season of Lent
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain takes 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 thesaure which is the Latin for "treasure", taken from today's Gospel for the Feast of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas who are treasured by Holy Mother Church with inclusion in the Canon of the Mass. Cain explains in The measure of your treasure
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the First Sunday of Lent, he targets the various Weapons of Mass Destruction that can harm the body and the soul and what we must do to combat their effect. With the three pronged defense of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, we can be balanced and fend off the forces of satan that barrage us daily. Through the triune attributes of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving we not only give the Triune Divinity great praise, but God protects us with the shield of grace that grows more impenetrable the more we focus on fulfilling the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy that build up spiritual treasures that cannot be measured by those who hold worldly things valuable. On this Sunday, when we see first hand the devil's own words in daring to tempt the Son of God, we must dig in all the more and defend our soul and realize just how vulnerable we can be to satan's wiles if we are not firmly balanced in the three exercises of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. If we are sincere about defending our soul, we can be confident those three barrels will be the perfect "big guns" to keep the devil at bay. Thanks to satan, the modern church has cut the legs right out from under souls by diminishing the necessity of prayer and fasting. That shifts the shield way off its level and makes the fort unguarded. Father points out that our spiritual armament is useless if we do not properly employ what God has provided His troops: Spiritual WMD's
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain takes 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 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? Cain explains in Give the devil a devil of a time!
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series on Virtue and Vice and today tackles the vice part with the Seven Deadly or Capital Sins, which are the treads on the slippery slope that may look like an inviting rainbow to those blinded to God's will. Because of that, as Gabriel points out, they grab for the colorful, glitz and fleeting fame and temporal treasures that soon dissipate just as every rainbow dissolves into nothingness. Without the safety net of the Sacrament of Penance on the tri-legs of prayer, fasting and almsgiving - the Lenten virtues, and all the other corresponding virtues to combat these very deadly sins, one can plunge quickly into the bottomless pit, or stubbornly grabbing for the rims of the rainbow, find themselves helplessly suffocating in the serpent's crushing coils. Gabriel explains in Part Four: The Rainbow of Perdition
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain takes 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 constantia which is the Latin for stability, something Saint Casimir, Patron of Poland and holy king definitely had in standing firm to the One, True Faith. Cain explains in Stand firm to Tradition!
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, shares a no-nonsense honest assessment of woman's role and how that has been so skewered today because the ideal for women, which should be the Blessed Virgin Mary - the second Eve and her fiat, has been twisted by the Revolution to revert back to the first Eve and to listen to the serpent. That is the crux of the problem with society today. Defiance has surfaced and woman has abandoned her role in the natural order and, as a result, unnatural things are happening and there is no one Voice, as the Roman Catholic Church used to rightly be, to stop the plunging that has sent God's concept of woman and the family unit - the very idea of populating Heaven - hurtling into the vortex of darkness in the midst of flames. Satan is tossing these most delicate creatures into the abyss because of their failure to emulate thee Woman who was the Living Tabernacle and Vessel of Honor. Father explains in his essay Some Thoughts for Women on Woman
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain takes 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 jejunare: the Latin verb for "to fast" which is used throughout today's Epistle and is one of the three virtues in Lent along with prayer and almsgiving. Cain explains in Fast on the straight and narrow
Faithful To Tradition
John Gregory begins his comprehensive meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary today. Thus it begins at the Mount of Olivet - the grueling trek to Calvary. There in the Garden He was alone for even His Apostles could not watch one hour with Him. How lonely it must have been, how harrowing the agony to see our sins and transgressions. How can we ease His suffering? By resolving not to place ourselves in the occasions of sin; by being part of the hope and light that sustained Him and encouraged Him to continue His course for He was a man, like us in every way, save for sin. Why, oh, why do we persist in offending the Son of God? And yet, while we still expect God to do so much for us, are we willing to spend even an hour a day with Him and for Him? Thoughts to meditate on as John begins the Sorrowful Mysteries in Lent. The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain takes 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 clamarem: the Latin past tense singular for "I cried" as in crying out to God, to clamor and we must clamor to get His attention, not by shouting, but by sincerer prayer and doing penance in preparation and expiation for our sins to show Him we truly do care. Cain explains in Veil of Tears
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series on Virtue and Vice and appropriately today he sets his sights on the all-important Spiritual Works of Mercy which are vital in our journey toward holiness. As soldiers of Christ and bearers of the Truth, if we fail to observe and practice the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy then we are, as St. Paul says in this past Sunday's Epistle - "a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal" and have lost the true meaning of charity which must come from the heart beating as one with the Sacred Heart. Yes, it takes a sincere heart to admonish the sinner, instruct the ignorant and counsel the doubtful. It takes a committed Catholic to comfort the sorrowful, bear wrongs patiently, forgive all injuries and, above all, pray for the living and the dead. Gabriel explains in Part Three: The Outward Expression of Interior Charity
The VerbumQUO
Editor Michael Cain takes 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


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