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TOWER OF TRENT Tribute

We continue with our individual Tributes to this year's inductees into the prestigious TOWER OF TRENT HALL OF HONOR. As we wrote yesterday, within one week in July of 2004 the world lost two traditional sacerdotal stalwarts in Father Oswald Baker and Father Paul Wickens. Yesterday we paid tribute to Fr. Baker posthumously, today we honor Fr. Paul A. Wickens, also posthumously, with the Tower of Trent Trophy and enshrinement into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor. They join the 7 other "dry martyrs" of Traditional Catholicism enshrined last year and Fr.Gommar DePauw who received the Crimson Cross with his death on May 6 this year. Father Wickens was a "maverick priest" who realized what it meant to be a priest forever and conducted himself as one of God's consecrated servants in standing fast to Tradition. As the pastor of St. Anthony's in West Orange, he imitated his patron saint in being America's Hammer of Heretics. There is much more about this dedicated, persevering priest who died just a year and a month shy of celebrating 50 years as a priest we share with readers some of his insights and how much his flock loved him as we pay tribute today to Father Paul A. Wickens
Fiat Voluntas Dei
Timothy Duff provides inspiration and a fail-safe method of being always in the right frame of mind to receive Holy Communion and never to take this Awesome Gift of the Bread of Angels for granted. He gleans several pointers from St. Louis Marie de Montfort's True Devotion and so, on this day when countless Catholics renew their consecration or fulfill for the first time their consecration Tim furnishes an excellent checklist to continue the fervor. There is no better time to focus on truly and worthily receiving Christ into our very beings and being conscious of this great and wondrous gift throughout our entire day than during this span of a week when Corpus Christi is still fresh in our minds, we celebrate the glorious Coronation of Blessed Mary our Immaculate Queen, and are in spiritual prepare for the great Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday. Time offers his short formula of spiritual success in True Devotion and Holy Communion
QUEEN OF THE MAY
We have reached the final day of the traditional devotion during Mary's Month of May of The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today, the last day of May we offer her both the Anemone flower which represents the beautiful virtue of Union with Jesus. The Anemone is a woodplant whose beautiful flower is renowned. Also well known is the fact Our Lady constantly encourages us to come to her Divine Son and be united with Him through her. That is because He loves His Mother and His children so and is so pleased when we honor her as He honored her during His life on earth and after in Heaven where He, along with the Father and Holy Ghost crowned Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth. That is why today is so special for we take the entire bouquet offered throughout the month and offer them all to our Blessed Heavenly Queen with a bonanza of bouquets of flowers and the corresponding virtues that we have pledged to Our Lady to practice. Above and in this installment we provide a special graphic where Our Lady is surrounded by these beautiful flowers. You can go to HOLY CARD to print it out and clip it out as a holy card for your missal to remind you of these virtues. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
Remembering Our Fallen and Valiant Soldiers of Christ

    Today is Memorial Day, a day in which we remember those who served in battle and gave their lives for our freedom. Of course, that is in reference to the American tradition of the soldiers who died in the Revolutionary, Civil, World Wars and the needless wars of the last 40 years. There is also another needless war over the past 40 years and we would like to take this day to remember the soldiers of Christ in the battalion of the Church Militant who have fought for the Faith of our Fathers as practiced, preserved and passed down from St. Peter through Pope Pius XII. They realized that the True Memorial was the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for there can be no greater sacrifice than the propitiatory Sacrifice on the Altar of the Immolated Christ in an unbloody manner. These soldiers of the Faith fought against greater powers, the Powers and Principalities of wickedness in high places as the Apostle Paul warned in Ephesians 6: 12. By informing others and standing fast to Tradition, they have won for us the opportunity to carry on for Christ and His True Church. We must carry on the fight for the "liberation and exaltation of Holy Mother Church" and strive to fulfill Our Lord's command in Matthew 28: 19-20 and Mark 16: 15-16. Two of those fallen heroes we honor today and tomorrow as we begin our week of tributes to this year's inductees into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor immediately below. Let us always remember those who served so loyally and let us never forget Christ's words, "As often as ye shall do these things, ye shall do them in remembrance of Me." Let us pray that God will send priests, many holy priests for never was the need greater. Without priests - true priests - there can be no Immemorial Mass of All Ages. Pray on and fight the good fight. Amid the American fervor of patriotism, We also remember on this Memorial Day what is truly important and Who is truly important.

Michael Cain, editor

TOWER OF TRENT Tribute

We begin this week with our individual Tributes to this year's inductees into the prestigious TOWER OF TRENT HALL OF HONOR. Within one week in July of 2004 the world lost two traditional sacerdotal stalwarts in Father Oswald Baker and Father Paul Wickens. Today we provide a tribute to Fr. Baker and tomorrow we shall honor Fr. Wickens, both posthumously with the Tower of Trent Trophy and enshrinement into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor. They join the 7 other "dry martyrs" of Traditional Catholicism enshrined last year and Fr.Gommar DePauw who received the Crimson Cross with his death on May 6 this year. Father Oswald followed in the footsteps of his very own countrymen - the brave Martyrs for the Faith St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More and fittingly he was buried on their feasts. There is much more about this dedicated, persevering priest of 62 years who was truly a "Rebel with a Cause." We pay tribute today to Father Oswald Charles Baker
Gabriel's Clarion
In anticipation of tomorrow's glorious feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Gabriel Garnica presents an interesting tribute to Our Lady showing how the Blessed Mother balanced the Seven Dolors with Seven Choices Mary made that verified Her first fiat over and over again. Gabriel shows how Our Lady's fiat in each instance he cites should spur us on to give over our own wills totally to her Divine Son and let Him do with it as He wills. That, as Gabriel points out is the only way to be able to carry our crosses faithfully and gain great graces through our suffering and obedience. Garnica clarions loud and clear that Mary's Coronation as Queen of Heaven and earth was not some spur of the moment idea, but one planned for all eternity and one She earned by the grace of God and Her everlasting fiat to Almighty God in all things, all choices. He details in his tribute to Our Lady titled The Seven Choices of Mary
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower offered to Our Lady is the beautiful Camellia with the corresponding Virtue being Perseverance. This magnificent flower, which is a greenhouse shrub, is relatively a new find from the tea plant. In fact, its Latin name was derived after the one who discovered it and who practiced perseverance: the Jesuit missionary Father Georg Josef Kamel, a missionary priest in Moravia. Perseverance also applies to the fact that there is but one more day left in this Month of May to honor Christ by showering His Blessed Mother with bouquets of flowers and virtues. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Sunday Within the Octave of Corpus Christi, he documents the infallible teachings of Trent which assures, when the sacrament is properly confected through the strict, exact words of the formula set down "in perpetuity", the bread and wine become the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ through transubstantiation. This dogmatic Council also declared anathema sit anyone who denies or compromises on this dogma. That brings us to today's present pope Benedict XVI who as the former Joseph Ratzinger pronounced heresy on this very point which Father documents from a book Ratzinger wrote shortly after the close of Vatican II in which the "now-pope" proclaimed: "To go church on the ground that one can visit God Who is present there is a senseless act which the modern man rightfully rejects." Yes, the very man, who Father notes is traveling to Bari today to acknowledge what he does not himself believe from his own words and actions in embracing the Novus Ordo. How sad that there is so much confusion and yet, as Father points out, we have not only Trent but the great saints of the Holy Eucharist, most notably the Angelic Doctor who bequeathed to all the magnificent Panis Angelicus and Tantum Ergo to name a few of his master tributes to The True Presence
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower offered to Our Lady is the Aster with the corresponding Virtue to practice and attain being Goodness. The Aster is named for the Greek aster which means star and the blooming herbs of the Aster with the showy daisy-like flowers blooms in the Fall, shining amongst the changing foliage which is losing its leaves. Appropriately Goodness shines through when others lose their luster. Goodness is what the Blessed Mother cherishes so much in her Divine Son's children for Goodness is the foundation of a sincere heart and a pure soul. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica resumes the final segments of his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today his observations on cafeteria Catholicism hit home for like irresponsible parents, the modern American hierarchy abandoned good nutrition of the soul years ago and let their flocks pick and choose what they wanted, allowing the sheep to grow slothful and selfish over the years. Long before fast-food became the fare of American Catholics, their souls had been starved, deprived of the True tenets of the Faith. Malnutrition of souls has been the result for Cafeteria Catholicism has caused not just food-poisoning of the mind, but has proved fatal to the life of the soul. in Part Eleven The Perdition of the American Buffet Mentality
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower offered to Our Lady is the Honeysuckle with the corresponding Virtue being Confidence in God. The honeysuckle, a member of the columbine family is a sweet plant of long spurred flowers that resemble almost a trumpet like shape, trumpeting the Confidence in God. From the amazing floral display thus far in May, we can see the beauty He has created and this should spur on confidence in Him alone. Nothing, however is more beautiful to His beautiful Blessed Mother than a pure soul arrayed in grace. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
Catholic PewPOINT
Editor Michael Cain announces why, as part of The Daily Catholic's upgraded ship-logs which registered over 4,500,000 hits for April, it is time to cast out into the deep and raise the billowing sails higher and wider with affordable advertising for clients seeking a special target audience. The increasing numbers make it a perfect opportunity for advertisers and readers to benefit and enable The Daily Catholic to not only stay afloat, but improve and recommit its total dedication to the one and only purpose for The Daily Catholic's existence: The Faith; something that will always sustain this spiritually, but ad revenue will provide the funds to fuel The Daily Catholic further in its quest for souls in bringing them to Not just Safe Harbor, but Sure Harbor!
White Smoke, Black Fire!
It has been building through 51 episodes and it all comes down to this: The Final Episode of the novel when the Antichrist is revealed. Can the Resistance survive the wrath of hell? It will all be played out in the final hour on the 7th Day on the Field of Death in the very area where Adam and Eve fell eons ago. Now Lucifer is prepared to return and only one weapon is powerful enough to thrust him back into hell. What is it? All will be revealed in the final episode. We encourage readers who have become hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on all the episodes we have run over the past seven weeks and brush up on any episodes they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's final episode, Fr. Niki, Pat and Corrie are bound and stranded as the dawn breaks with Blix, Vendhem and Macelli vying for favor from the Master-to-come. They have recognized the co-pilot Marinko is actually Dr. Makuta Ogidi. Now he is in their clutches - or is he? The answers will all be made clear in the final thrilling, chilling episode, one you don't want to miss in the Fifteenth Chapter in Part VI - The Unveiling with episode six Revelations
Echos of True Catholicism
Dr. Marian Therese Horvat weighs in with a fascinating piece that gives a little more insight as to what Benedict XVI might intend to do. Based on past history and the compromise with the modernists his namesake Pope Benedict XV took after the strict and vigilant pontificate of Pope Saint Pius X, she gives the reader a glimpse of how the Vatican was penetrated by the modernists and worse. Just as John XXIII released those who had been censored and exiled, so also Benedict XV liberated the very ones St. Pius X had selectively quarantined. One such rascal was Rampolla - Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro, elevated by Leo XIII but who became a cancer which St. Pius tried to root out, but Benedict XV only encouraged. Marian's interesting article advises all authentic Catholics to be on their guard and defend the Faith for history is about to repeat itself. She explains in her article The “Reconciliation” of the Two Benedicts
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower offered to Our Lady is the Verbena with the corresponding Virtue being Prudence. The verbena, often grown in tropical and sub-tropical areas, are often mixed with the sacred boughs of laurel, olive or myrtle plants which are prized and intended to be cultivated just as the soul strives to manage itself by upholding all moral propriety and modesty, presenting itself before God as a victor over sin. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
As has been established, Griff Ruby is well-known for taking on tough subjects and not shying away from controversy. Today, he tackles a sticky wicket with the utmost aplomb and tact, but decisevly illustrates the holes in certain theories. He begins with a zany hypothesis that cannot be proven because no evidence exists and which is too far-fetched for all parties or any participants to verify. He then applies this same thinking to the concept that Cardinal Giuseppe Siri was elected Pope Gregory XVII both in the 1958 and 1963 Conclave. Though many, many Traditional Catholics would like to believe it, there simply is no definitive evidence to support that claim. Griff poses some of the problems of this theory and how it backfires in Part One of his two part essay titled Project Harvest Moon and Pope Gregory XVII
White Smoke, Black Fire!
The euphoria of the Sistine has been turned into doom with the realization that Fr. Niki, Pat and Corrie are prisoners of Edwin Blix, Josef Vendhem and Antonio Macelli as they head back to where it all began between the Tigris and the Euphrates. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, Colin caught Pat's signal but is helpless to send help except to notify Cardinal Zachmunn and Stephen. Will the phone call Gregory makes make a difference? Pius' Bible is recovered and the code verified by Cardinals Mendoza, Wetherby and Zachmunn. Meanwhile, Blix is gunning down and destroying anything in his path as he motors on to the Field of Death tying his three preys to posts in the center of the ashes. He has left them for the night to await the dawn and the rise of the Beast in the Fifteenth Chapter in Part VI - The Unveiling with episode five Back to the Beginning
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Primrose with the corresponding Virtue being Love of Labor. Interesting that the primrose would represent the love of work for it is the primrose path which represents sensual pleasure and is most often associated with the path to perdition. Conversely it is the narrow and straight path to Heaven which fosters a love of labor out of a sincere love for God and total humility. Perhaps the primrose, not actually a rose, is presented for it typifies the plentitude of multicolor flowers that are produced through tender loving care by the love of labor for it takes time and work to cultivate a garden of primroses. So also it takes time and work to cultivate virtue but the result is more colorful and splendid to the soul and to Our Lord and Our Lady than any flower, no matter how beautiful the primrose bouquets can be. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica takes a break from his on-going series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA to focus on tomorrow's Double of the First Class Feast of Corpus Christi. He applies what he calls "The Calvary Test" to show the vast chasm existing between the tried and true Tridentine Rite of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and what passes today as the "Mass" in the Novus Ordo establishment. Gabriel puts it very clearly in quizzing the reader on how to decipher if the Mass they are attending contains the essence of the propitiatory sacrifice, if in their parish "the altar is an extension of Calvary." He points out that "This simple test will guide us toward what is and is not fitting for this most Sacred Sacrifice. Any behavior, actions, thoughts, attitudes, approaches, and views that would detract from such an experience and disrespect the significance of that event is therefore evil." He explains in detail in his inspiring column The Calvary Test
White Smoke, Black Fire!
The Legion has been reeling most of this sixth day of November, but as the sun begins to set the Legion is regrouping and striking back with a vengeance. Vendhem and Macelli have been sprung from the gallows beneath the Governor's Palace, leaving a string of dead bodies behind. Blix has Corrie. For the Resistance that is not good. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, Pat and Fr. Niki pursue the cowled one who has Corrie. The trail leads to well behind St. Peter's and the heliopad in the far corner where a hijacked copter lands with Ans and Soto commandeering the pilot. Pat wrestles the gun away from Blix only to be forced to surrender for Macelli has Corrie. Pat, Niki and Corrie become prisoners, incarcerated in Blix's corporate Lear Jet which takes off from the Fiumicino tarmac heading east - back to where it all began. The tension builds in the Fifteenth Chapter in Part VI - The Unveiling with episode four The Legion Strikes Back
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Daffodil with the corresponding Virtue being Devotion to Mary. The lovely yellow or white daffodil signals the fullness of Spring just as Our Lady's fulfillment of God's holy Will signaled the fullness of redemption through her Divine Son. Because She is the Living Tabernacle for the Son of God, it is only natural that we show her the very same respect Christ did and shower her with prayers of intercession and with spiritual daffodils in thanksgiving for what was the true "New Springtime" the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the One who conquered sin and death for us. As Co-Redemptrix, Advocate and Mediatrix of all graces, we honor Mary with true devotion in the spirit of St. Louis Marie de Montfort. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
Fiat Voluntas Dei
Timothy Duff elaborates further on the subject matter of his article last week on cultivating virtue. This week he points out that "it seems those who exalt virtue over dignity gain both, whereas those who exalt dignity over virtue lose both." Thus, on this feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians we present Tim's piece first published in Reign of Mary in 2000. It has as much meaning today, if not more for dignity is being elevated to a secular plane where no virtue is tolerated. In this month of Mary's May when bouquets of virtues are exalted to the Immaculate Queen, a definite distinction must be made between dignity and virtue. Virtue without dignity is worth many graces; dignity without virtue is worthless. Let Mary, Help of Christians, show us the way to her Divine Son's Heart through virtuous lives as Tim explains in his essay Virtue is Greater than Dignity
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Red Poppy with the corresponding Virtue being Fervor. The hairy-herbed poppy, though coveted for its opium by those who reject its beauty and look to use it for the means of mammon, emits a milky juice that has been used for authentic medicinal purposes to heal the body. But it is the fervor of its elixir spiritually that drives the virtue of fervor to heal the soul and therein lies the true beauty of the Red Poppy offered to Our Lady in Mary's May. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
With the Pope having declared Vatican II anathema sit, it is now time at last for the mysterious contents of the sealed envelope left by Pius XII to be revealed. Having been consecrated to the episcopate on the very day Our Lady appeared at the Cova on May 13, 1917 and buried on the anniversary of 41st anniversary of her final apparition, in truth Pius was the true "Pope of Fatima." Could his revelation read to the Conclave be true? We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, we continue with events immediately following the peaceful death of Pope Clement XV in the Sistine Chapel. As the airwaves are released to the networks and GNS media mogul and financial Lazarus Colin Rembert accompanies the pontiff's corpse along with Dr. Ghisleiri, Ogidi and Kinsajira and two Swiss Guards, Cardinal Gregory Zachmunn reads the startling revelation left by Pius XII to his fellow Cardinals. Behind the Sistine, Sergeant Kutsch has a plan to spring Macelli and Vendhem from the gallows. Or is it to silence the two Judas prelates for fear of exposing the Legion? Meanwhile, as Corrie and Fr. Niki return with Pizza and refreshments fate, steps in and Corrie is once more in the clutches of the vile Edwin Blix, masquerading as a Franciscan monk. This and more awaits in the Fourteenth Chapter in Part VI - The Unveiling with episode three Revelation of the Revolution
The Sanity of Sanctity
Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, through the auspices of Atila Sinke Guimarães at Tradition In Action, provides a comprehensive of the origins of the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians and a little known apparition seen by the infidel and similar to what the leader of the barbaric Huns saw behind Pope St. Leo the Great at the gates of Rome. This vision was seen by Muslim forces at the Battle of Lepanto and played a significant part of their superior forces fleeing the scene in assuring victory for Don Juan of Austria's Christian forces. This pivotal battle in all of Christendom saved Europe from the crescent moon, though today they have conquered without lifting the scimitar. Perhaps then Christians everywhere should once again invoke the Auxilium Christianorum to pray for deliverance from the infidels both outside and within her Divine Son's Church. The professor details the significance of Our Lady Help of Christians - Auxilium Christianorum
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today he turns his attention to what has become common this time of year in the United States and that is the dirth of controversial figures invited as commencement speakers to supposed 'Catholic' institutions of higher learning. More and more the invitation of these speakers indicates a definite defiant and deviant detour from Catholic truth. Yet they are masqueraded as experts by the media and accepted by administrations. Loyalty to the tenets of the True Faith are cast to the winds, just as so many mortar boards are flung into the air in abandonment. Truth and Faith have truly taken a holiday in these institutions of higher learning. Gabriel identifies some of the offenders in Part Ten PhD's in Perdition
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Bluebell with the corresponding Virtue being Desire for Heaven. The delicate bell-shaped flower which grows on many continents and belongs both to the hyacinth and columbine genus, is symbolic of the church bells that clarion souls to come to Holy Mass or to pray the Angelus. The reason for prayer is not for socializing, but for turning our attention to God and the purpose of desiring things not of this earth, but of Heaven. The Bluebell's delicate shell chimes quietly in a whispy wind reminding us of God's call to focus on our end goal - our Desire for Heaven, possible only through adherence to all Christ has taught and established in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church He founded. It is a magnificent flower to offer to Mary whose entire life was focused on a Desire for Heaven and bringing God's children to that same goal. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Because of the significance of the 48th installment of White Smoke, Black Fire! we have decided to carry it one more day in case over the weekend some didn't get the chance to see it, because it poses the solution to what every Traditional Catholic has always hoped and prayed for: a Pope who will officially declare Vatican II anathama sit as the first step in restoring Holy Mother Church. That is why even if you have not been following the episodes, have not read anything before this from this on-line novel, this episode is a must read for everyone! That is because finally a Pope speaks out, admitting the mistakes of the past 40 some years and consigning Vatican II and all its novelties and innovations such as ecumenism and dialogue, the whole concept of the "New Evangelization" and "New Springtime" to oblivion, and restoring the True Latin Mass universally. Though a fictional work, it really is - outside of Divine Intervention - the only solution that could come out of Rome to restore and rebuild Christ's Church. Some think Benedict XVI will do this. As much as we would hope that to be true, we highly doubt it from what he has done thus far. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In the second episode of The Unveiling, as we emphasized above, the Roman Pontiff, who has succeeded Benedict XVI, is revealed in the Conclave. His one last act before he dies in the Sistine, is to pronounce his landmark Apostolic Constitution, broadcast to the world. It is titled "Lamentabili Culpa"
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for TRINITY SUNDAY, he shows through the Scriptures what is the cornerstone of sanctity - humility, for it is this virtue of submitting to the will of God and humbling ourselves before the Triune Divinity which builds the foundation that stretches toward Heaven. Yet, it is another structure that man ever seeks to build - the prideful tower of Babel, confusing generation after generation. Today that tower is masked in many facades, yet leading toward the same destination: perdition. It is the same story, Father points out, as Adam and Eve and the serpent. No man can know the Mystery of the Holy Trinity for the finite mind cannot comprehend such a mind-boggling supernatural possibility. The greatest minds in history have never been able to understand it. Even, when the great St. Augustine attempted to comprehend this august Mystery, he realized through a little child that humility was the only answer. Despite the wisdom of the prophets and saints, the example of Christ Himself and His Blessed Mother and the Apostles, specifically St. Peter, today's usurpers of Christ's True Church dare to contradict Their words by saying man knows better than God. Prayer and the virtues are abandoned for dialogue and tolerance. Father cites a most recent statement by Benedict XVI that gives credence to this reality and wonders why these men who hold power are not fearful of "The Mighty Hand of God"
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the yellow Buttercup with the corresponding Virtue being Obedience. The Buttercup, with its five petals and small, humble appearance is a most fitting reminder of obedience for the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary are divided into three sets of five and begin with the Annunciation, which epitomizes obedience for Our Lady's fiat paved the way for the ultimate obedience to the Father with her Divine Son's Passion, Death and Resurrection so that salvation could be attained through the merits of Jesus Christ. What a wonderful flower to offer to the Blessed Mother in her month of May. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today he focuses on the sixth situation he posed in Part Three - What's My Line. That would be permit for murder. Gabriel correlates the highest case of AIDs in the United States with the situation in San Francisco, but more than that, the murder of souls by the open affinity to embracing sin in Sodom by the Bay, or as Gabriel puts it the "City at Bay." The Golden Gate may beckon tourists, but it is also symbolic of the road many have taken in Sodom by the Bay. So many from the apostate mayor to a pro-homosexual city council, from lukewarm archbishops to the radical nuns, priests, and parishioners, from the secular media to the strong sodomite and pro-choice presence have all disdained the narrow path, opting to follow that wide path strewn with roses which leads to eternal damnation. Gabriel explains in Part Nine Left Their Souls in San Francisco
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the bluish Periwinkle with the corresponding Virtue being Purity of Intention. It has been said the best intentions often go awry. One reason they do is because they may not be based on God's will. Through purity of intention, it is based on doing the Divine Will in all things. One reason the Periwinkle plant is associated with this is because the periwinkle is a trailing evergreen herb with solitary blue or white flowers, often also referred to as myrtle in the U.S. The trail of good intentions, if followed in a straight line toward Heaven will stretch further toward God; those intentions which are not cultivated and cropped by living a virtuous life, will scatter every which way and gather cockle and thistles, thus becoming refuse to be cast into the eternal fires (cf. Matthew 7: 19). For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May

The Voters and editorial Board of The Daily Catholic have settled on five persons to be honored in this second annual presentation. As Our Lord states in Matthew 22: 14 "For many are called, but few are chosen." The five chosen were the only ones receiving consensus votes of at least 100 to make them eligible. Two of the Recipients are being awarded the Trophy posthumously with the Crimson Cross for though they did not die martyrs, they did not see the fulfillment of what they had sought - the freedom and exultation of Holy Mother Church for these two brave heroes died on the battlefield of Tradition vs. Modernism. They will be long remembered as we honor our two fallen stalwart pioneers Father Oswald Baker and Father Paul Wickens who spurred the rest on to hold fast to Tradition. This year only three received enough votes to be elevated to the laity wing of the Hall of Honor. Respected Traditional Writers Solange Strong Hertz and Marian Therese Horvat become the first women to be inducted into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor. This year they join another respected and prolific long-time Traditional Writer Patrick Henry Omlor. During the next few weeks we will be honoring them individually with a tribute and day dedicated to each. Announcement of the 2005 Recipients for enshrinement in the TOWER OF TRENT HALL OF HONOR


2005 IgNOMinious gNOMe Awards
The Second Annual igNOMinious gNOMe Awards have been presented for 2005. As we have said before, these offenders need to be exposed and shamed for the sake of their own souls and to warn others that there behavior, their guidance can be harmful to souls. Unfortunately too many have become immune to what these ignominious ones do and say and think they're right and those clinging to the Truths and Traditions are way out in left field with conspiracy theories that make no sense. Let them think that as they read Matthew 7: 20, "By their fruits you shall know them." Thus we provide evidence of this lack of fruits with the full list of igNOMinious recipients of the 2005 gNOMe Awards
Fingerprints of Anathema?
While Catholic feasts are more and more downplayed, even at times eliminated, pagan feasts are increasingly being recognized and condoned by the modern Vatican. Such is the anathema of the Vatican II cancer which has forsaken Sacred Scripture and Catholic doctrine in favor of Nostra Aetate. The smudges of anathema are everywhere. How do these ecumaniacs in the Curia rationalize their actions and words? What part of Mark 16: 16 don't they understand? Especially all within the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Who came up with such an aberration of that curial office in the first place? Ah, yes, the great one! And after the first month of the regime of Benedict XVI, it isn't going to change one iota - quite possibly get worse. Same ol', same ol' as loss of souls increases. Gary Morella weighs in on the very facts that the latest official release from Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald is not only laced with anathema, but a prime example of the non-Catholicism wrought by Vatican II. Fitzgerald's own words indict him. Giving the GATE to the head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the popular Geranium with the corresponding Virtue being Zeal for Souls. Consider that the colorful Geraniums number over 100 million plants grown and sold throughout the world every year. Each colorful, hardy perennial plant, while often different in color and even design, still belongs to the Geranium family. Now consider that in souls - 100 million souls a year being converted! Talk about Zeal for Souls! That is what we should all have and what pleases Blessed Mary so much. We should consider a person's soul much more beautiful in God's sight than a Geranium and tend to cultivating souls by nourishing them perennially with the Truths and Traditions of the One, True Church. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
As the smoke of the chaotic explosions four hours earlier clears, the people flood back into St. Peter's Square waiting for the White Smoke from the Sistine chimney. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, we begin the final Part VI with The Unveiling. The trap by the Resistance has worked to perfection. The Legion has been reeled in and is now reeling as they discover the Prize has returned. Pope Clement XV is alive. Cardinals Mendoza and Zachmunn have trumped the Legion's objectives as Clement orders Cardinals Vendhem and Macelli hauled off in chains and Colin Rembert commandeers the airwaves once more to broadcast the events within the Conclave for with the Pope alive, the Secrecy of the Conclave has been lifted in the Fourteenth Chapter with episode one in Part VI The Unveiling: Showdown in the Sistine Corral
Griff Ruby's Excerpts
In addition to his "Straight Stuff" columns, Griff Ruby is providing the reader with excerpts from his excellent book The Resurrection of the Roman Catholic Church. Today he points to the appendix of his book in answering why certain topics were not broached. For example, private revelation. The Faith is not contingent on private revelation and nothing new can ever be revealed since all stopped with Divine Revelation. Griff also documents fallacies in some private revelations which often show that they come from another medium - many times the media! He debunks the vicious rumor that tries to impugn the SSPX about Cardinal Lienart being a mason. Just as Christ foretold, His Church would always have enemies. Why play into the devil's hand? Though he admits conspiracies and plots do exist, Griff covers why it is not the end-all and be-all regarding the Faith. It doesn't do any good to worry about has happened or what will happen. That exposes doubt, despair and lack of trust in God. Prayer and seeking to do God's holy will are the answers, found within the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church which teaches us to be concerned about what is happening right now to souls and do all we can to help others realize what is truly Catholic and what isn't and for the faithful to do something about it for God's sake! Griff explains in his excerpt we have titled Why One Can Get Detoured Chasing Messages and Conspiracies
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the rugged Hawthorn with the corresponding Virtue being Mortification. This is appropriate for mortification takes being able to withstand pain and pleasure. The red-fruited Hawthorn with dense corymbs of pink-red flowers has stems and leaves which are densely covered with short wooly hairs and must bear up under cold and windy conditions. That is why it is found in evergreen country where conditions are rough for a lot of wind helps the Hawthorn to bloom. So also mortification helps to toughen us in the face of temptation and the life of ease, allowing grace to blossom forth. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
As the smoke of the chaotic explosions four hours earlier clears, the people flood back into St. Peter's Square waiting for the White Smoke from the Sistine chimney. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, we complete Part V of The Shedding for unbeknownst to all but a few, Pope Clement XV is smuggled into the Sistine as the Resistance prepares for the unveiling with the Legion none the wiser; so overconfident are Vendhem and Macelli. They are basically in the dark for in suspecting Elena double-crossed them, they are not yet aware she plunged to her death. The Conclave begins at 4 p.m. sharp in the Sistine while in St. Peter's Square, the demonic Blix is up to no good masquerading as a Franciscan in the Thirteenth Chapter with episode twelve in Part V The Shedding: Extra omnes! Let the Conclave Begin!
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today he focuses on the fifth situation he posed in Part Three - What's My Line. That would be prior commitment. Gabriel poses this in the vein of North vs. South for the civil war still rages on, not so much on the political scene as in theological, hierarchical and liturgical realms that bleed of humanism. Modern American Catholicism is embroiled in an uncivil war between North and South mentality that has taken its toll in souls. Both sides claim they are right, but the evidence proves otherwise because they have veered from the true teachings of the Church. The North-South is not a blue and gray issue when it comes to the Faith. It should be as clear as Black and White because the absolute truths and traditions Christ imparted leave no room for doubt or twisting or altering. Only total adherence to these truths will lead to true union with Christ and His Church. Gabriel explains in Part Eight North, South, and In-Between
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the delicate Lavender with the corresponding Virtue being Modesty. This is appropriate for modesty is the cornerstone of chastity and purity. What we wear governs how we think, where we place God in our lives. Like the Lavender, our souls are delicate and to be immodest in any way or not to practice custody of the eyes puts that delicateness in jeopardy. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Ghost and we must strive to adorn these temples with layers of clothing that are pleasing to our Almighty Creator, not man. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In the midst of chaos, sanity and endearment surface in the Papal Quarters. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, Cardinal Zachmunn et alii clue Pope Clement XV as to damages and Gregory presents the Holy Father with the mysterious sealed envelope bearing Pius XII's papal seal while Blix's helicopter retrieves the Legion's principals from gridlocked traffic. Dropping Macelli and Vendhem back at the Vatican, Blix discovers his limo from the air across the Tiber by the Victor Emmanuel Monument. Locked tighter than a drum, Blix rages with an Uzi. As his cohorts from the Black Mass panic and try to put vertical distance between this publisher gone-mad and themselves, he fires on his own chopper bringing it to a fiery end. In haste he flees, hi-jacking an Audi and heads round-a-bout back towards the Vatican eluding the police in the Thirteenth Chapter with episode eleven in Part V The Shedding: The Spider and the Fly
Fiat Voluntas Dei
Timothy Duff shows that we all need to have a green thumb to cultivate our own spiritual gardens. God provides us all the tools necessary to tend to our soul. He has given us the Truths and Traditions of His Church and the Sacraments, all contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith. If we are serious about salvation we will realize tending to souls - whether it is our own or others - is a full-time job of pulling out the weeds of vice and cultivating fruitful virtues through Son-light and showers of grace so that we can bear good fruit and be worthy of the Harvester gathering our soul up when the time comes for Him to separate the wheat from the chaff. Tim explains this metaphor in detail and how it correlates with Sacred Scripture in a piece first published in 1996. Time to get down and dirty with the business of cultivating souls with his masterful essay Garden of the Soul
Echos of True Catholicism
Dr. Marian Therese Horvat has ended her silence. Who could continue to be silent in the face of the aberrations Benedict XVI has been committing? She details the offenses and documents why it purports to very bad news for all Catholics, especially with the appointment as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of a known lukewarm louse in the person of the progressivist archbishop of San Francisco William Levada. This is akin to allowing the fox to guard the henhouse with the wolf's permission. Any safeguards of the Faith that the CDF may have protected however flimsily before with Ratzinger in charge, are now open to the whims of one who was - make that "is" - Roger Mahony's classmate and buddy. That in itself is enough to send shivers through the spine of not only every Traditional Catholic, but decent Novus Ordinarians as well for Mahony is the worst of the apostate bishops. What about Levada? Marian also covers that in her article The True Colors of Benedict XVI
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today is dedicated to Fidelity in little things with the corresponding Flower being the beautiful Lilac. It is the little buds that group together in fidelity to the greater good which God intended in order to emit the spring fragrance that is so pleasing to the olfactory senses. Lilacs grow in colder climes, meaning they go dormant - retreat, if you will, so that toughened in the rough weather they can blossom ever more magnificently. So also with us. The more trials we face, the more we grow in grace and the more we will be faithful in little things, just as the holy Saint Therese of Lisieux practiced every day of her life. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
The world has been rocked again, damage control is underway as the dust settles. Have the Basilisk truly destroyed the Vatican? The answers are in the Thirteenth Book - The Shedding. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, despite all the destruction and chaos, countless lives have been saved. Rather than reeling, the Legion is gridlocked in traffic while the valiant leaders of the Resistance rendezvous in the Papal Quarters for a brief respite, sharing a few moments of joy and smiles, however short. These times are to be treasured and that is what Corrie intends to do as finally a week after being separated, she is reunited with Pat in the Thirteenth Chapter with episode ten in Part V The Shedding: Out of the Ruins - Reunion
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today he expands on the fourth situation he posed in Part Three - What's My Line. That would be the collateral damage. While many would equate that with physical life, it is the decline of morality that has given ground, if not total possession to the Seven Deadly Sins. Gabriel shows how these dovetail into each other and how American Catholics have grown soft, flabby, angrier, avaricious, gluttonous, and immune to the glut of lust today. Yet despite all these signs of perdition, they remain prideful in thinking what they are doing is pleasing to God. Christ clearly shows in Matthew 7: 20 that they are blind for there are no fruits. Gabriel points this out and the fact American Catholicism is in moral and financial bankruptcy because those responsible and those blindly following have put all their eggs in one basket in shopping exclusively at stores of convenience and tolerance. If they look up they'll see they are in WoeMart because they have forsaken the dividends built up in the True Church by those who preceded them. Will they realize before it is too late that they have wasted their treasures and talents on foolish things and have become faltering fodder for perdition? Gabriel explains in Part Seven The Economics of Perdition
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Lily of the Valley with the corresponding Virtue being Punctuality. The purity of the Lily of the Valley can be equated with the parable of the Five Virgins who were punctual and had their lamps lit when the Master came; whereas the other five foolish virgins were not punctual and because they were not, missed out on eternal bliss. That is why punctuality in all things is a virtue so that we will always live in the state of sanctifying grace and like the snow-white Lily of the Valley be ready when God decides to take us out of this Valley of Tears. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
It all boils down to High Noon in today's explosive episode that will rock your socks, so to speak, in the Thirteenth Book - The Shedding. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode the Resistance learns of Collier's folly and the dire predicament of 28 explosive coffins still within the Vatican beneath the Nervi Hall. Quick thinking and cooperation is vital for St. Peter's is packed as the Funeral Mass continues. The clock is set, High Noon approaches and the consequences will be disastrous. Will Dominic get the train far enough away from Rome to dump the 120 explosive caskets safely? What of the plastic explosive candles within St. Peter's. For that matter will St. Peter's Basilica stand against the destruction planted by the Legion of the Basilisk? The answers lie in one of the most shocking episodes of this novel in the Thirteenth Chapter with episode nine in Part V The Shedding: Destruction at High Noon!
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Double of the First Class Solemnity of Pentecost Sunday, he emphasizes the necessity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ sending His Spirit, that all that He revealed would be known, upheld and passed down so that all may know that Jesus Christ is the only Way, the Truth and the Life. That is why, as Father points out, to congratulate those who reject Christ as the Son of god is insane and doing much more harm than being fashionably charitable in the worldly sense. But the Vatican II church doesn't take this vital Catholic truth into account when they pander to rabbis and pagan leaders. Despite the abundance of God's heart, these ecumaniacs greatly offend Jesus who said so succinctly "if you deny Me before man, I will deny you before My Father." Think how many have ignored these words and slapped the Holy Ghost in the face by failing to heed all that He has imparted. Christ also said, those who are not with Me, are against Me. This is just more evidence that, though the modern church at times gives Him lip service, their actions prove they are definitely not with Him. Father laments how many souls have been lost because those who should be vigilant have failed in their duty. They have not loved Christ as John says "He who does not love Me does not keep My words." The evidence is overwhelming that they have not kept His words and do not love Him. While God's Heart is always open, they have closed theirs. Father explains in his sermon "Out of the Abundance of the Heart"
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Mimosa with the corresponding Virtue being Generosity. How so very perfect this year that it is on Whitsunday for what is more expressive of infinite generosity then for the Holy Trinity to send the Advocate - the Holy Ghost? Like the rays of the Spirit descending upon the Blessed Mother and the Apostles, the stamen of the Mimosa flower fan out in ray-like fashion. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
The Resistance continues the evacuation process as the train with the explosive coffins chugs further away from the Holy See while the demons rumble beneath the Pantheon. Time is of the essence as the tension continues to mount in the Thirteenth Book - The Shedding. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode The Funeral Mass begins as the Satanic Mass comes to a sickening end and Pat brings needed supplies to the Pope. Meanwhile, Stephen and Colin team up to alert Cardinal Mendoza of the explosive candles in St. Peter's while Corrie manages to arrange a meeting with Monsignor Navarro in the Thirteenth Chapter with episode eight in Part V The Shedding: Snuffed Out!
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica resumes his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today he expands on the third situation he posed in Part Three - What's My Line. That would be getting involved. The greatest problem with Catholics today is that they have become more like the Church of Laodicia from Apocalypse 3: 13-19. They have become lukewarm and because of this indifference they have allowed Satan to march right in and thoroughly infiltrate Christ's Church, turning it into a den of iniquity. Worse, few there are today who would stand uncompromisingly for the Faith and not fear persecution. That is the sad state of Catholicism in the U.S. today, nay, the world.How will you be judged by the Supreme Judge? Gabriel explains in Part Six Are You Guilty?
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Passion Flower blossom with the corresponding Virtue being Sacrifice. How appropriate that on this Vigil of Pentecost this year this devotion emphasizes Sacrifice. Was it not the Passion of our Lord which was the greatest Sacrifice that resulted in the blossoming of souls through salvation for all who followed Christ's teachings? On this day before the Holy Ghost is sent as Christ promised, our souls should open wide like the Passion Flower to embrace our crosses sent so lovingly by the Almighty. Carrying our cross daily is what Sacrifice is all about so that grace will flower forth. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
Today we completethe Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost, praying for the Fruits of the Holy Ghost. This is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Ninth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
White Smoke, Black Fire!
The Resistance counters as the principals take shape. Time is of the essence as the tension mounts in the Twelfth Book - The Shedding. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode The Legion begins the Satanic Black Mass in the fuliginous bowels of the Pantheon while the explosive coffins are loaded on rail cars behind the Vatican. But Blix's lackey Jordan Collier is determined to put a crimp in the Resistance's evacuation efforts by shutting down the tunnel entrance out of the Nervi to the Railway Station. Meanwhile, Elena has locked the final coordinates into fail-safe mode. The detonator has been set. But she did not count on encountering Monsignor Stephen Navarro in her haste to exit the Vatican. Stephen is forced to confront the monster in all its satanic, hideous reptilian beastiality as Elena transmorphs into the Basilisk. Will the monster from hell devour Stephen as it did Helene Shenneker and Victor Van Wess? The answers lie in the seventh episode in the Twelfth Chapter in Part V The Shedding: Locked, Loaded and Loathed
Living in Tradition
On this Feast of the holy Doctor of the Universal Church, Saint Robert Bellarmine of the Society of Jesus, we present the Apostolic decree from the AAS 23, 433-438 in which His Holiness Pope Pius XI declared this holy Cardinal who so solidified the decrees of Trent, an official Doctor of the Church. It was Pius who both beatified and canonized St. Robert at the same time he decreed the sanctity of the holy North American Martyrs. In Pius' magnificent fairly short decree he lays out the great virtues and fruits produced by Cardinal Bellarmine and officially established his universal feast be observed as a Double Minor. Known for his great clarity (in comparisons to today's ambiguity and verbosity by Vatican II authorities), Pius clearly points out why St. Robert was so deserving in the Holy Father's decree from September 17, 1931 called Providentissimus Deus
Gabriel's Clarion
Because today is dedicated to the great Doctor of the Church Saint Robert Bellarmine and is the 88th Anniversary of the First Fatima Apparitions in which Our Lady called for Prayer in reparation for sins, Gabriel Garnica completes his short two-part series on "The Silent Sacrament" as he provides the reader the various types of prayer and their relative value, explaining the kinds of prayer and why. Then he wraps it all up in his conclusion which puts it all in perspective in the second and final installment on "The Silent Sacrament." He details in Part Two Levels of Prayer
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Laurel blossom with the corresponding Virtue being Love of Duty. What a perfect day for this for it was duty to the Church and Christ's Vicar on earth that prompted St. Robert Bellarmine to become a Jesuit priest and then to utilize all his God-given talents for the greater honor and glory of God and His Holy Church. Likewise, Our Lady appeared near the Cova and a copse of trees where Laurel blossoms might be found and her message was to remind her children of our duty to pray and to obey her Divine Son. She instilled in the Fatima children and from them all mankind the importance of the Virtue of Love of Duty. We have a duty to spread and live all Our Lady imparted and which was officially approved as worthy of belief by Holy Mother Church. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
Today we continue with the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost, praying for the Gift of Wisdom. This is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Eighth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
White Smoke, Black Fire!
The Resistance counters as the principals take shape. Time is of the essence as the tension mounts in the Twelfth Book - The Shedding. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode Stephen's bizarre plan is put into action thanks to the generous cooperation of Australian media mogul Colin Rembert and the marshalling by Cardinal Gregory Zachmunn. It is the Iron Horse which will carry the explosive cargo away from the Holy See as Gregory and loyal Swiss Guards make the switch with the triggered papal bier and the coffin of fallen guard Captain Riage Benziger while on the other side of the Tiber Corrie attempts to escape while her captor is involved with other matters in the entrails of the Pantheon in preparing for a Satanic Black Mass in the sixth episode in the Twelfth Chapter in Part V The Shedding: Bait and Switch
Fiat Voluntas Dei
With Pentecost practically here and tomorrow's recognition of the 88th Anniversary of the First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, it is important for us all to carry on the Church Militant's role in upholding, defending and spreading the True Faith. Thus, Timothy Duff, who has taught Traditional Catholicism for decades and is also a consummate expert on Venerable Mary Agreda's masterful work Mystical City of God, provides a primer on how to help our friends trapped in the Novus Ordo establishment to see the truths of the True Mass, the True Faith and to better understand why the New Order 'Mass' is not from Christ nor from the Church He established! It is not Catholic! The title of this article seems obvious enough, does it not? What Catholic could be found who would not agree that the Church is not above Christ? Yet the belief that the Catholic Church has more authority than Jesus Christ Himself is actually the very core of the error of those who attend the Novus Ordo Missae or "New Order Mass" (NOM). It is a sacred duty of charity for those whom the Sacred Heart of Jesus has mercifully called to attend exclusively the Traditional Latin Mass to desire the same grace for others. That is why Tim shares this "how to explain why" to help our friends truly understand Catholic truth as he explains so clearly in his magnificent essay The Church is Not Above Christ
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Heath-Flower with the corresponding Virtue being Recollection. The Heath-Flower comes from the Greek genus Epacris - meaning "upon the hill" where it grows. Many believe they sprouted on Calvary but this has not been proven in such climes. Yet, it would be appropriate for the Virtue of Recollection is centered on the Sacrifice of Christ upon Golgotha where His Blessed Mother stood faithfully to the end. So also are we able to stand with her through recollection of the Mysteries of the Cross. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
The close calls have been plenty as the Legion rears back on its heals ready to strike. But the Resistance will not take it lying down. That we can see as the strategy unfolds in the Fifth Book - The Shedding. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode of the novel Cardinal Gregory Zachmunn initiates Stephen's bizarre plan to extract the weapons of mass destruction while Dr. Makuta Ogidi re-emerges in disguise to save Monsignor Navarro from certain detection. After a change of costume, he is off again to prevent more disasters as Pat reaches the Papal Quarters through the secret tunnel from Castel Sant'Angelo. Reinforcements are on their way to the weakened Pontiff Clement XV as Blix and his entourage, including his hostage Corrie, arrive at the Vatican in the fifth episode in the Twelfth Chapter in Part V The Shedding: Something wicked this way comes
NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
Today we continue with the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost, praying for the Gift of Counsel. This is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Seventh Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the beautiful pink rose with the corresponding Virtue being Prayer. How appropriate that outside of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the most efficacious prayer is Mary's Holy Rosary. The pink rose so magnificently expresses Our Lady's true femininity and divine motherhood. Her Rosary which she herself bestowed to St. Dominic is a spiritual bouquet of roses we can offer daily to Heaven, a spiritual bouquet built upon the ancient prayers of the Psalter - 150 decades for the 150 Psalms of David. For this and the flowers and virtues thus far, as well as the special May devotion, see The Little Crown and Queen of the May
Gabriel's Clarion
Because today is dedicated to Prayer (above) Gabriel Garnica takes a break from his on-going series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA to bring readers a magnificent essay on Prayer in which he examines in a two-part essay, the many kinds and levels of prayer that incorporate the essence of the saints and what Holy Mother Church asks in expressing adoration, repentance, thanksgiving and petition to God Almighty. Nothing is more important than our communication with the very One Who created us, Who without we would be nothing - literally nothing. Gabriel explains in the first of two parts on "The Silent Sacrament" to be completed this Friday on the occasion of the 88th Anniversary of the First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima The Many Faces of Prayer
White Smoke, Black Fire!
While we slow the roller coaster down somewhat, there are more curves ahead so buckle in tight as the thrill ride continues in the Fifth Book - The Shedding. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's pivotal episode of the novel to date the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered at opposite ends of the Hadrian Wall at dawn on the day of the funerals and Conclave. The weakened Pope receives Holy Communion from Niki, but Pat deferring to receive at a later time bears a tremendous significance not yet revealed. As the Legion plots further in Macelli's office, Blix's private jet lands at Rome's Fiumicino Airport with Corrie in tow and Soto at the ready to chauffeur them all into the City of Seven Hills in the fourth episode that begins the Twelfth Chapter in Part V The Shedding: Introibo ad altare Dei
NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
Today we continue with the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost, praying for the Gift of Understanding. This is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Sixth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
As has been established, Griff Ruby is well-known for taking on tough subjects and not shying away from controversy. Today, he harkens back to the volatile atmosphere just before John Paul II's death. That was the terrible tragedy of Terri Schindler Schiavo being starved to death. Griff points out that it was the media who poisoned minds, not only the mass public, but the judicial, political and medical establishments as well with monstrous lies spewed by the Media Medusa. But after doing its damage the monster moved on for the media soon dropped any mention of Terri because the deed was done, she was no longer news. Little did the public realize there had not been closure for the monstrous lie the Media Medusa created is still a monstrous lie, ever more poisonous the longer it festers,and it is these serpentine media lies that evidently even the elect, such as two Traditional stalwarts, had unfortunately bought into. Griff rebukes Bishop Donald Sanborn and Father Anthony Cekada for buying the media lies to state their case as to Catholic teaching. Yes, the teaching is correct, but the circumstances are askewed which further poisons the perspective and, consequently, the resolution. Griff explains in his essay A Postscript to the Terri Schiavo case
Christ or chaos
Today's issue indeed focuses on the Terri Schlindler-Schiavo story as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey also wrote very recently. Needlessly, debates have continued to rage about the murder of Mrs. Theresa Marie Schindler-Schiavo by the thirteen day ordeal of starvation and dehydration that was imposed upon her by Florida probate Judge George Greer. There is nothing to debate. The Fifth Commandment forbids the taking of any action that has as its only end the death of an innocent human being. Removing food and water, no matter how they are administered, from a living human being can only result in death, which can never be directly willed in the case of one guilty of no crime. No application of the standards associated with "extraordinary medical care" was relevant to Mrs. Schiavo's case. The provision of food and water is not extraordinary care. Tom explains in his column No Debate at All!
White Smoke, Black Fire!
While we slow the roller coaster down somewhat, there are more curves ahead so buckle in tight as the thrill ride continues in the Fifth Book - The Shedding. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, Pat and Niki reach the vicinity of Castel Sant'Angelo only to realize there is no way in - sealed tighter than a drum - but where there's a will there's a way. If you can't go through, go under. They use the Legion's own weapon to their advantage in submarining into the old castle while Monsignor Navarro turns the Penultimate into a literal a life-saving device with Dr. Ghisleiri arriving on the scene to administer to a much-weakened Cardinal Gregory Zachmunn in the subterranean passageway just off the Papal Sacristy. Macelli discovers Zachmunn missing from his room. The Legion is hunting him. Will they find him? As the cardinal recoups and Sister Bridie takes refuge in the Papal Quarters, the true Pope lays unconscious in a turret room in the ramparts of the castle. Will Pat and Niki find him? The answers lie within the third episode of the Eleventh Chapter with Part V The Shedding: Emergency Entrances
NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
Today we continue with the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost, praying for the Gift of Knowledge. This is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Fifth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the delicate Jasmine with the corresponding Virtue being Sweetness. Appropriately it is the Feast Day of Saint Antoninius who sought to extinguish the noxious fumes of the false Renaissance of pagan classicism with the love of truth in encouraging his flock to study and do penance whereby the sweetness of the fragrance of truth - like the fragrant white or yellow Jasmine, employed to flavor tea or in perfume, emanated through in saving souls for the Lord for Antoninius realized how delicate souls were and, in sanctifying grace, how fragrant they were to Heaven. The Little Crown and Queen of the May
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today he expands on the second situation he posed in Part Three on Technology and Choice. That would be the separation of Church and State. As confusing as that one is, what is more confusing to American Catholics is the whole concept of plurality. The French Philosopher and Mathmatician Blaise Pascal stated in the 17th century, that "Plurality which is not reduced to unity is confusion." He failed to mention that confusion will always reign, and like a domino effect, society will fall when God is missing as the main and central component of every equation. That is also why there can be no 'Separation of Church and State,' for once the viper's tail causes the dominoes to collapse, souls are helpless to fend off the inevitable. The serpent's fangs are deadly. The only anti-dote to the E Pluribus Venom is complete adherence to the True Faith founded by Jesus Christ. Plurality cannot stand for God has no equal. Gabriel details and exposes the four myths of "From many, one" for Catholicism is a theocracy, not a democracy as he explains in Part Five E Pluribus Venom
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Strap yourselves in for the roller coaster continues in the Fifth Book - The Shedding as the action moves fast and furious on three levels of the great St. Peter's Basilica. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, - from the roof of St. Peter's dome where Pat and Niki struggle to escape from the roof of St. Peter's dome as the pursuing Legion guards give chase while in the sanctuary below the Legion completes their sinister planting of explosives while cleaning up the Legion members who had plummeted to their deaths from the cupola above in the skirmish with Gallagher and Fr. Niki, who now are frantically trying to stay a step ahead of their pursuers. Thanks to a few more secret doors, they can. And speaking of secrets, in the subterranean passageways beneath the masterful basilica and beyond Cardinal Zachmunn remembers what his old friend Luigi confided as he leads Monsignor Stephen Navarro and Sister Bridie away from the Legion, climbing in the dark toward safe harbor. But will the Cardinal's heart hold out? More surprizes are in store in the second episode of the Eleventh Chapter with Part V The Shedding: Open Sesame!
NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
Today we continue with the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost, praying for the Gift of Fortitude. This is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Fourth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the majestic Mignonette with the corresponding Virtue being the Practice of Hidden Virtues. Appropriately it is the Feast Day of Saint Gregory Nazianzen, the holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church who was a vaunted defender of the Faith against the Arian heresy and practiced the Hidden Virtues in winning souls to the True Faith. More in The Little Crown and Queen of the May
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Sunday Within the Octave of the Ascension, he offers tribute to all mothers and reminds everyone that the greatest gift you can give to your mother is to pray for her by remembering her at every True Mass. Nothing pleases God more. It also pleases our Heavenly Mother who has, like a loving mother, tried to help her children only to be rebuked, forgotten or, as we've seen with the Fatima messages, her words manipulated to suit man's ecumaniacal agenda. Yet, like a mother scorned she does not reject her children in her tears, but loves ever more tenderly with her Immaculate Heart. But love means sacrifice and she asks us to heed the words of Divine Revelation and realize there is a price to pay for salvation. In this age of instant gratification, the penance of self-mortification is the toner to keep the muscles of our heart and soul firm. If we give in to the novelty and whims of the man-made New Order and place worldly things above spiritual, then we become flabby and are easy prey to the mortal cramps of conscience which will surely trip us up on the path to Heaven. It will leave us crippled, to be scraped up by satan and discarded in hell. Father encourages us to turn to our Blessed Mother for protection and then follow the logical, common sense - the salvific words of St. Augustine. Father explains in his sermon "The strength that God furnishes"
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Strap yourselves in for the roller coaster begins with the Fifth Book - The Shedding as the action heats up in, under, over and around the Vatican. We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, the Resistance rallies while the Legion rails. The Velcro holds just long enough for Pat to escape certain death once again as he teams up once more with Niki and Dr. Ogidi. Soon Pat and Niki are brailing their way up a narrow, dark, steep ascending tunnel within St. Peter's. Out on the roof of the Bernini Column Dionis' body is retrieved by the Legion with the principals fuming over how the resisters could have vanished. But they are in their midst with Monsignor Navarro, Cardinal Zachmunn and Sister Bridie in the Crypt below and Pat and Niki ending their journey on the cupola within the great basilica above the main altar. Explosive, cliff-hanging action ensues. With the Legion guards squeezing them in, will it be the end of their journey? Will Stephen, Gregory and Sister be discovered by the guard depositing explosives in the crypt? The answers lie within the first episode of Part V, the Twelfth Chapter The Shedding: Wake the Angels!
NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
Today we continue with the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost, praying for the Gift of Piety. This is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Third Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Iris with the Virtue being Faith. The Iris springs forward in the Spring, appropriately corresponding the one who leads the charge for Faith - the holy warrior St. Michael. The devotion can be found in The Little Crown and Queen of the May
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today he expands on the first situation he posed in Part Three on Technology and Choice. Nowhere is technology more advanced than the amazing 4D ultrasound. The sonogram can be the boon for the sanctity of life and a death-knell for the pro-aborts. Gabriel shows how those who perniciously continue the culture of death will fight the obvious because they are not sincere and will seek every means and twist every truth to fit their warped logic which can only come from the evil one. That is why they equate Catholic teaching with the Dark Ages because they have not been enlightened by the True Light but the Luciferian light which blinds men's hearts. Gabriel explains in Part Four Who Still Wants To Be in The Dark Ages?
NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
Today we continue with the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost. It is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Second Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Today the flower is the Bindweed, appropriately corresponding to the virtue of Attachment to God. The devotion can be found in The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, the Legion of the Basilisk moves in as Grabe enters the infirmary to destroy Pat while Monsignor Stephen Navarro scrambles to free Sister Bridie from the ropes that bind her in the basement of the Apostolic Palace. In rummaging for a sharp piece among the shards of the shattered statue Macelli had pushed in anger, Stephen discovers an old sealed envelope with a special wax seal on it which he tucks within his cassock in their haste to escape. But alas could it be too late? They freeze as the elevator doors open, while above in the infirmary Pat just eludes Grabe's wrath at the expense of an unsuspecting tertiary nurse and flees through the window out onto the ledge and races for his life across the northern roof of the Bernini Colonnade until he runs out of room. With the guards in hot pursuit is it curtains for Pat? The answers can be found in the eleventh episode as we complete Part IV, the Ninth Chapter The Shrouding: Out on the Ledge
NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
Today begins the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost. It is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with an indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is First Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
QUEEN OF THE MAY
One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. Already we have had the Lily for Purity on May 1, the Rose representing Love of God on May 2, a Myosotis represents Thanksgiving on May 3, a Pansy assimilates Thought of Heaven for May 4, and May 5 calls for the delicate blossom of the Marguerite to signify Simplicity. Today the flower is the Violet. So appropriate on this Feast of St. John Before the Latin Gate since he was no shrinking violet but practiced at all times Humility. The devotion can be found in The Little Crown and Queen of the May
White Smoke, Black Fire!
We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, a gut hunch prompts Ben to act before he was supposed to. It pays off when he discovers the sabotage planned. It is too late for Vic, but what about Vic's fellow workers at the Metroplex Mirror? While the Legion searches for Pat inside the Vatican, explosions rip the Dallas skyline with Edwin Blix gloating from the sky. But shortly Blix's in-flight triumph turns sour while in Rome Sr. Bridie, pumped with truth serum, helplessly reveals Pat's whereabouts in the tenth episode of Part IV, the Ninth Chapter The Shrouding: Angels of Mercy
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Solemnity of the Double of the First Class Feast of the ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, he points out that all we believe in is being undermined, slowly the enemy within is allowing the foundations to be eroded by historically conditioning the scriptures. Rather than accept them literally as we must do, there are those who have risen within the church to the highest echelon - now the highest - who has proposed in his own inimitable way that truth is relative, this launched in the defense of a heretic from a century ago - Antonio Rosmini - in which, as reported and documented, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith championed lifting the condemnation because they were "historically conditioned" and therein lays the very problem Vatican II and its periti introduced in destroying not only the very foundations of Catholicism but all of Christendom. The great battle of the end times has begun and were in the midst of it right now. The general we should be looking to for direction and to lead us is the very one who has continually promoted this thinking that truth is relative. None other than Benedict XVI. Father documents this and wonders if in the future we will have feasts to celebrate all that Christ did if they are debunked by those out to destroy and deceive. He explains brilliantly in his sermon for Ascension Thursday. He is Truly Risen, and Ascended
White Smoke, Black Fire!
We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, lobbying begins in earnest for the papabili inside the Vatican while in Dallas Vic meets a horrendous fate before Blix takes Corrie hostage. Blix's evil manifests itself ever mroeso as he commands explosives be planted at his own Metroplex Mirror building as he prepares to leave it all behind in rubble. Meanwhile in Rome, Broadcaster and media mogul Colin Rembert puts the New Zealand Cardinal on the hot seat and across town Niki has a dream which was more like a vision. What does it portend? Some of these are revealed in the ninth episode of Part IV, the Ninth Chapter The Shrouding: Basileus vs. Basiliskos
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today he poses six situations which can be be seen one way from a liberal point a view and a totally different view when seen in the true light. He shows the gamesmanship of how the liberals try to dress something up as if it is when it isn't or that it isn't when it is. He offers the gameshow of the 50's What's My Line? as the model and realizes if this were asked of today's liberals they wouldn't really want you to know their line even though they blind themselves to the truths and expect to lead others. Ridiculous? It's even more bizarre as Gabriel shows in Part Three What's My Line?
White Smoke, Black Fire!
We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, the detonator is delivered to the Vatican as Blix alerts Grabe to be on the watch for Pat Gallagher just before a crucial chess game at the General Congregation begins; one that will have tremendous ramifications on the coming Conclave. In the aftermath of the General Congregation in Rome, Corrie searches for direction in a quiet Dallas church after Ben's phone call as more in unveiled in the eighth episode of Part IV, the Ninth Chapter The Shrouding: The Gambit of Fianchetto and Zugzwang
Mass Confusion
As a follow-up to what Father Louis Campbell originally brought up in his sermon A Kingdom Brought To Desolation and Pope Pius XII's Sacramentum Ordinis, we bring you a short essay by Father Kevin Vaillancourt, editor of the Traditional publication The Catholic Voice who has given us personal permission to reprint his article from many years ago on the very subject of the questioning of the validity of the Sacrament of Ordination which Paul VI changed. Father reinforces that what Pius XII decreed has been omitted in the new rite of ordination and thus throwing so much into mass confusion with the conciliar church. Father Kevin shows the correct words of the long established traditional rite of Ordination. We bring you his essay which we have titled "Father" or Not "Father"?
White Smoke, Black Fire!
We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, Cardinal Gregory Zachmunn continues to scope out the voting blocs in anticipation of the impending General Assembly while in the Secretary of State's offices, Cardinals Macelli and Vendhem host those already compromised, overconfident in thinking they have enough votes to push through the call to admit the 40 preconium prelates. Meanwhile Niki and Dr. Ogidi sneak into a warehouse near the Colosseum to get a better bead on what Serrano and Brunatti are up to while in Dallas it is high noon. Vic knows the showdown is inevitable, and confides in Ben O'Fallon at his Dallas pub what Van Wess must do to stop the Legion: Go into the Viper's den in Turtle Creek to confront Blix in the seventh episode of Part IV, the Eighth Chapter The Shrouding: Point of No Return
Note: Due to technical difficulties - a catch-all for a plethora of problems that haven't been solved yet - we are delayed a few days in bringing you the readers' selections for the 2005 igNOMinious gNOMe Awards. Please be patient for all tabulations are almost complete and the categories being worked on so that all deserving notorious ones will be accorded proper and due recognition for their laxity in holding true to the True Faith. We had hoped to bring these to you on the Feast of St. Athanasius this year, but will be delayed until later in the week. Thus, sticking with the tradition begun last year in our inaugural year of these recognitions, we'll most probably reveal this year's gNOMes on the Feast of Saint Pius V as we did last year. This makes sense since this year his feast is superseded by the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord and it is our way of giving him some recognition on such a wonderful Holy Day of Obligation. It was, after all, this holy Pope who codified Trent and the Immemorial Mass of All Ages and it is the very bishops and hierarchs nominated who have so blatantly disobeyed the perpetual celebret mandated by His Holiness. Thus what better day to expose these charlatans than on St. Pius V's day? Stay tuned.
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica picks up where he left off on Saturday with the second installment of his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis. One of the biggest problems confronting Catholics and causing confusion is when Catholics try to apply American principles to their faith. The Church is not a democracy and the whole basis "Of, By and For the People" is foreign to Catholic Doctrine for the Faith exists Of, By and For God - specifically Three Persons in One - Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Any religion that does not adhere to that is not of, by or for God but rather governed by his adversary who rejected all graces when he and his legions of fallen angels stated defiantly Non serviam. Gabriel explains in his second part of his multi-part series in which he identifies why there is a Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA with Part Two "Of the People, By the People, and For the People"?
White Smoke, Black Fire!
We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, Cardinal Zachmunn's strategy to avert the possibility of 40 unworthy bishops being recognized as preconized goes into full force while Stephen is surprised by two Swiss Guards as the plot thickens with Cardinal Zachmunn countering the Legion. Riage Benziger will not have died in vain and lobbying begins in earnest as enemies form within the ranks of the Cardinals and Gregory seeks to identify and isolate them in the sixth episode of Part IV, the Eighth Chapter The Shrouding: Loose and Lobby
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Solemnity of the Double of the First Class Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, which this year supersedes the Fifth Sunday After Easter, he points out the importance and link with Saint Joseph who was named after the Son of Jacob's Joseph of the Tribe of Israel. In paralleling the plague-wrought times of the Old Testament Joseph, he assimilates the very troubling times of spiritual plague and crisis Catholics are experiencing today thanks to the conciliar church. In refuting John Paul II's daring "Be not afraid" mantra, Father points out that every God-fearing person should be very afraid for no matter what ecumaniacs may tell you, each person will have to account before the Lord for each and every thing they have done. Few there are who would be so overconfident that they'll escape the justice of God and not have to make amends before being totally cleansed to be eligible to be admitted into the presence of the Beatific Vision. That is why past reliable Catholic popes and saints have advised souls to go to good St. Joseph for his intercession is great in Heaven. We have to work at it, but who better to emulate than he whose work ethic and love were beyond reproach. How appropriate this year that his feast leads into Rogation Days when we call upon God and His Saints for protection. Truly we ask St. Joseph and the Saints to preserve us as Father explains in his sermon "Go to Joseph and do what he tells you"
White Smoke, Black Fire!
We encourage readers hooked on "White Smoke, Black Fire!" to concentrate on the similarities in this novel - first written in 1986 for these very times - with actual events happening right now. Having just tightened and updated this novel in 2005, readers can catch up on the daily installments they might have missed by going to the Installment Index. In today's episode, Monsignor Stephen Navarro stores Captain Benziger's body in the utility room, hoping the deoderant cakes will last while he returns to the Sistine to delve further into the tracking ability of the "Penultimate." Is it a spy weapon the Legion is using against him? Can Colin Rembert be trusted or is he with the Legion of the Basilisk? In the Sistine he is able to catch up to Cardinal Zachmunn in order to finally confide to his mentor the dangers lurking about. The St. Louis Archbishop discloses why it has come to this at this time and entrusts Stephen with a special packet of vital letters. As the day wanes on Pat is recovering in the Vatican Infirmary where he discovers where Pope Clement XV has been taken. while three floors below Sr. Bridie bravely withstands torture by the Legion to the mounting consternation of Legion ne'r-do-wells Macelli and Grabe in the fifth episode of Part IV, the Eighth Chapter The Shrouding: Omens and Ogres



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