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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 an excerpt from Chapter Six - The Beginning of Today's Stand for the Faith - in which he lays out the totally orthodox background of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and circumstances that led Lefebvre to reject Vatican II after seeing all of the orthodox schemas he had worked on be discarded in favor of progressivism and modernism. As one of the lone wolves crying out against the abomination of desolation in the early years of destruction, he established a seminary in the Alps at Ecône which soon drew the wrath of the barbarians at the gate and already within the gate. They did all they could to persecute and denigrate this prelate who stayed a step ahead, realizing St. Paul's words in Ephesians 4: 14 with true concern for all the sheep who were being "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, in the wickedness of men, in craftiness to the machinations of error." Wickedness on high was manifesting itself and though the modernists persecuted the Archbishop greatly and tried to bring scandal upon him, we can see today where the scandal and schism truly lie, not with Ecône or Eternal Rome, but with modern Rome. Griff explains in his excerpt Archbishop Lefebvre and the Founding of Ecône - Why and How
Traditional Insights
As part of our "gems from the past" series in order for the reader to be refreshed on all the pertinent points Mario first presented a year ago, we are rerunning for the summer mode issues his excellent series on "The Truth About Ecumenism" as he meticulously analyzes a powerful encyclical on ecumenism; not Ut unum sint but rather Mortalium animos, the no nonsense Papal encyclical by Pope Pius XI who warned against the very insanity that has run wild over the past several decades and grows worse by the year, by the month. With John Paul II now passed into history, the ecumania is continuing with Benedict XVI and therefore it is vital to bring the evil of ecumenism to light. It is so refreshing to see the clear, concise words of His Holiness Pope Pius XI reconfirming Catholic truth which has been so twisted today to accommodate Protestants and those preferring a Catholic-lite faith that refuses to adhere to the full truths for fear of offending man. One is either fully Catholic or not Catholic at all. There is no middle ground, contrary to what we have been led to believe since Vatican II. Mario explains in his fourth installment on An Analysis of the Encyclical Mortalium Animos and other true Catholic Teaching on Religious Unity with part four All or Nothing
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, provides tremendous food for thought from Christ's words in Matthew 5: 23-24 regarding forgiveness and the gravity of fomenting anger within one's heart. Father points out how dangerous it is to be angry with one's brother and think one can love God. It is not possible as Our Lord says that before one can approach the Altar for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, one must make amends with anyone who they are at odds with. That is why the words of the Daily Act of Charity are so important, "I forgive all who have injured me and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured." Not to forgive and seek forgiveness, as Our Lord has said can "be in danger of hell fire" for if one harbors hate in their heart then when they receive the Infinite Love of Christ in Holy Communion they are insulting God and He will not be mocked. Father delineates the lengths each person must go to make reparation for any injury we may have inflicted on thy brother. Brother here means any one, not just blood relative but the brothers and sisters in Christ. We must have a pure heart and that translates to being reconciled with our neighbor - the second of the two greatest Commandments, if we are to truly fulfill the first of these greatest Commandments: Loving God with our whole heart, mind and soul. As usual we are grateful to Maria Hughes for sending Father's latest essay titled Dispositions of Worship
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica prepares this week for the important feasts of Sts. Peter and Paul and the Most Precious Blood by pointing to the difference between Secular Conquest and Divine Conquest. The difference is as wide as the chasm between Gehenna and Heaven; just as is the difference between the New Order Church (or conciliar church) and the True Catholic Church as Gabriel shows for if we are not willing to stand and fight, than we are not worthy to be called Soldiers of Christ. While the world seeks conquests in all facets, they miss the real conquest made 2000 years ago when Christ conquered death and sin by shedding His Most Precious Blood on the Cross. To forget that is to surrender everything! Gabriel explains the obvious differences and the overwhelming infrangible truths of Divine Conquest that have sustained saints and sinners in the Communion of Saints for two millennium in his column Of Conquest and Martyrdom
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, he reminds again and again that the New Covenant has replaced the Old and,contrary to modernist conciliarists or Zionist and evangelical thinking, the Old is dead with the exception of the Ten Commandments revealed to Moses; those will always apply. Today, as Father points out, mankind has rejected not only those precepts, but Christ Himself, being so bold as to deny the divinity of the Second Person of the Trinity. Oh, won't they be surprised when they stand before the One Whom they have denied? Father assures that those who do believe cannot just sit by and say they believe, but must show they are His disciples by taking up their crosses daily and not being afraid to stick their necks out for Our Lord and His Truths, even if it means martyrdom. He reaffirms that while we may not live to see the glorious restoration of the Roman Catholic Church, what we do as faithful Traditional Catholics in uncompromisingly upholding the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church and perpetuating the Immemorial propitiatory Holy Sacrifice of the Mass of All Ages will go far in bringing about that glorious day just as the Apostles and early holy Martyrs faithfully believed that the Church would prosper, yet never lived to see it. Faith, Trust and Obedience to Christ and His True Church will make that day we stand before our Eternal Judge that much better and surer of eternal salvation. Father explains in his sermon Making or Breaking the Covenant
FOCUS
In this issue we bring you a guest editorial in which Kevin Tierney focuses on the smoking issue which has clouded many a mind and stirred vigorous emotions on both sides. While the PC Police do all they can to tolerate every sin possible and make smoking the only sin against society, the Church, contrary to New Order parsimony, does not see it the same way. The Fish is a symbol of Christians. Therefore we have posted a fish smoking a cigarette to illustrate Kevin's point that tobacco is not sinful, only in its excess and abuse could it be sinful just as many other items are not sinful per se, yet modern society is quick to condemn while not only giving a pass to, but encouraging abortion and sodomy. In fact, smokers and Traditional Catholics have more in common than one might think since both are shunned and forced to find out-of-the- way areas to continue their practice. Contrary to popular thinking, God does love smokers. In fact, before Vatican II 7 out of 10 priests smoked. Today 7 out of 10 don't believe in the True Presence. Which is worse? Kevin provides the moral theology in his musings on smoking and morals in Smoke 'em if you got 'em
Fiat Voluntas Dei
Timothy Duff, long considered an expert on The Mystical City of God by Venerable Mary of Jesus of Agreda, continues his series on her Heavenly work in which Our Lord and His Blessed Mother imparted to this simple, humble and very obedient nun over 2500 handwritten pages on the life of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Outside of Sacred Scripture, nothing is more detailed or devout than this four-volume tome of meditation of what God the Father wanted mankind to know now. in this issue, reprinted from 1994, Tim illustrates the excellence of this work in relating how, while the Bible is the Word of God and the Gospel the Life of Christ, The Mystical City of God is the Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary so thoroughly composed by Heaven to Venerable Mary of Agreda in 2600 pages as Time explains in Part Three of his series Mystica Civitate Dei The Excellence of The Mystical City of God
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
Griff Ruby, turns his attention to some of the controversy being stirred up within the traditional movement these days and sets many at peace that if men who claim to be priests were properly prepared, observe what was passed down and set in stone at Trent, and willingly submitted to their supervisors to prove their mettle, then we can be reasonably sure they can not only be trusted but must be trusted with caring for souls. Griff points out what Our Lord affirmed that while many are called, only a few are chosen. He equates this to being chosen a valid successor of the Apostles. While some may question the episcopal validity of some priests, by their fruits you shall know those who entered by the door Christ has opened or if they are thieves and robbers scaling the walls and intruding the sacerdotal ranks unworthily. A great majority of the Novus Ordo clergy have entered thus thanks to the abandonment of true Holy Orders after Lumen Gentium paved the way for Paul VI to think he could change the essence of the sacraments. He summarily eliminated the necessary steps to the priesthood, opening a gaping hole in the ramparts of Holy Mother Church for intruders to invade. The Traditional movement seeks to patch those holes by insisting on maintaining the tried and true standards and preparation for the priesthood so that true bishops will proceed and the Faith preserved. Traditional Catholics continue to keep watch at the door where, for a priest to be true, he must enter. Griff explains in his column Standards Still Apply
Traditional Insights
As part of our "gems from the past" we continue Mario Derksen's important series first presented a year ago and as pertinent today as then, if not more so. Thus, in order for the reader to be refreshed on all the pertinent points Mario first presented, we are rerunning for the summer mode issues of his excellent series on "The Truth About Ecumenism" as he meticulously analyzes a powerful encyclical on ecumenism; not Ut unum sint but rather Mortalium animos, the no nonsense Papal encyclical by Pope Pius XI who warned against the very insanity that has run wild over the past several decades and grows worse by the year, by the month. With John Paul II now passed into history, the ecumania is continuing with Benedict XVI and therefore it is vital to bring the evil of ecumenism to light; especially in light of all the bafflegab and ecumania streaming out of modern Rome, His Holiness Pope Pius XI's words ring truer than ever for he warned back in 1928 against the very insanity that has run wild over the past several decades and grows worse by the year, by the month, by the day. Mario provides the proof that ecumenism is not just a grave error, but an anathema which, in effect, is apostasy pure and simple for it denies the infallible truths that the Catholic Church is the only true Ark of Salvation. Mario shows how Pius affirms the mandatory dogma of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, and how today the modernists deny it as he provides the third installment of his series, titling this one The Necessity to be Catholic
Christ or chaos
We must share with you Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's excellent meditation on yesterday's saint - the holy and chaste seminarian Saint Aloysius Gonzaga - who was taken by God before ordination but whose life was offered for others, particularly in his fiat to Our Lord and Our Lady to help others even in exposing himself to the diseases of the Bubonic Plague. Tom shares insights on how much this holy Patron of the Youth loved Our Lord, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, and how he made reparation for sin his goal in life personally guided by the greatest spiritual saints of his day - St. Charles Borromeo and St. Robert Bellarmine. Tom shares how he was influenced by the heroic virtue of St. Aloysius and what the great theologian and literary giant of the Church Dom Prosper Gueranger wrote about the holy Gonzaga.Tom wisely concludes the folly and futility of the endless 'education' programs in the conciliar church today for all we need do is look to the example of men like St. Aloysius to realize the model of youth that edifies purity and modesty for all the youth of today. In other words, why poison the youth with World Youth Days. Tell them to stay home, save their money and attend exclusively the Traditional Latin Mass and you will see a change in both attitude and spiritual prosperity. It is so simple as the young Gonzaga exemplified for all young men and St. Therese of Lisieux for young ladies. Tom explains in his column Saint Aloysius: Lover of the Eucharist
Transition to Tradition
Editor Michael Cain chooses the feastday of the holy and pure seminarian St. Aloysius Gonzaga, which is also the very first day of summer, to speak of something rarely spoken of today - at least by the conciliar church - and that is modesty. Cain reaches back to some excellent guidelines drawn up in the 50's by a group of truly Catholic bishops headed by Samuel Cardinal Stritch of Chicago. Their counsel is even more applicable today and Cain updates it to cover what is uncovered literally today. Cain emphasizes why modesty is a virtue that must be practiced. Yet, sadly, today this is a lost art, lost on so many that beauty is not skin to be shown, but much deeper and sacred for the beauty of modesty grows more beautiful when hidden beneath proper, decent attire. This beauty is special and private, meant to be seen only by those God deigns proper - themselves and their spouses - no one else for true beauty grows more beautiful when acknowledging the sacredness of the human body made in God's image and likeness: temples of the Holy Ghost that must be guarded, nurtured and covered. Today that balance is greatly threatened by the severe threat of the devil who never rests. This is never more prominent than in the summer when the heat is turned up in every way and those heading for the beach need to realize for their own salvation and others that they must Beach the Bare Wear
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica addresses an issue which shows the hypocrisy of the pro-aborts who are the first to clamor for causes that supposedly are worthwhile on the surface, but beneath are nothing but a diversion for perversion. Such is the campaign to help Breast Cancer victims with endless Walks and Pink Ribbons. But bring up the facts that abortion causes breast cancer and you will be summarily dismissed for they don't want to acknowledge such truths for it would hamper not only their cause but the money trough these organizations rake in. Gabriel also treats a growing evil that presently is burgeoning in the Ukraine and will eventually spread to western Europe and North America and that is capitalizing on aborted embryos for cosmetics. The irony is not lost on Gabriel as he points out that good skin and less wrinkles won't do one much good against the inexplicable heat of hellfire. But man today has blindly embraced amorality because 'everyone is doing it' and therefore they selfishly try to justify these aberrations by touting breakthroughs that will make life easier and more pleasurable for man - the very same homo sapiens with a free will who was clearly told by Christ that unless he took up his cross daily, he could not be the Lord's disciple and therefore not eligible for the ultimate reward. But crosses and sufferings are weaknesses today and the great culture of death civilization wants no part of that. Gabriel explains why cures, causes and cosmetics won't get souls into Heaven because these modern pharisees are Walking and Talking in Vain
Christ or chaos
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey weighs in on the results of the autopsy results on Theresa Marie Kathleen Schindler-Schiavo released last week. He reaches the obvious conclusion that most knew in their heart: it is absolutely irrelevant for the bare facts are that she was murdered in plain sight before the world, trying to justify this barbaric act that has only greased civilization's slippery slope towards the abyss. Tom acknowledges that this evil cannot be abated until Eternal Rome returns to retake her rightful place in society as the moral and spiritual authority in all things, beginning with the Immemorial Mass of Tradition said exclusively which, as Father Campbell pointed out yesterday, is the sole means of salvation. But salvation is the furthest thing from the minds of those who foster the culture of death and the Schiavo case could open the Pandora's Box for the fate of countless other disabled people who, though able to live and strive for Heaven in accepting whatever cross they have been given, will become a 'nuisance' to the rest of the mindless, selfish and clueless souls who have been so blinded by the evil one that they will approve of methods to remove 'unsuitable' souls from the face of the earth without blinking an eye. Dr. Droleskey emphasizes that no matter what condition one is in physically, it is the spiritual health that one must be concerned with and those advocating mercy killing - well, may God have mercy on their souls for their ignorance - if, indeed, they really don't know what they are doing. Then, of course, if they don't, well they are more handicapped than those who society looks down upon and need our prayers. Tom explains in his column Completely and Totally Irrelevant
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, he re-emphasizes that only in placing ourselves in the bosom of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and adhering to Him and His truths through the only means of atonement for our sins and the world's - the propitiatory Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the divinely ordained Mass of All Ages, the Mass which Father Frederick Faber called "the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven," can we achieve life everlasting. But, as Fr. Faber and Fr. Campbell point out, alas, heresy has had its moment and one reason satan has infiltrated so many is because we have not loved God enough to stand up for His truths. We have betrayed Him by not exposing the errors and calumny committed against Him and His Holy Mystical Bride - His Church, especially over the last 40 years in which the apostasy has greatly wounded His Most Sacred and Merciful Heart and His Blessed Mother's Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart. Father cites the human and divine natures in Christ and though His divine nature could eliminate all the heresy in the world in a split second, the free will of human nature dictates that man, in unison with God's will, work out his salvation through the means afforded to him by Christ and passed down from His chosen Apostles for the true chosen people of today - those specific multitudes Father identifies in the Book of Apocalypse. To achieve this crown we must not only be concerned for our own soul, but for the souls of our brothers and sisters and do all in our power to express these infrangible Catholic truths. That is the charitable and Catholic way. Yes, the truth hurts and should hurt for the more we hurt the more we long for God and His truths. It is the comforts of this world that keep us from turning our backs on the world and yearning only for Heaven. We must strive, as Father points out, to strive to agitate souls away from sin and towards virtue. That is the essence of Charitable Truths
HOT ISSUES
Editor Michael Cain hammers home the obvious point that problems with the conciliar church start at the very top and yet so many of the Novus Ordo persuasion are blinded by the mirrors of Benedict XVI's brilliance in doing the false-step shuffle. While the U.S. prelates are learning their lines for the 'Razzle-dazzle 'em' routine in Chicago, BeneRatz is doing the back-track shuffle for fear of the goose-step shuffle preempting the latter. Can't disappoint the enemies of Christ. We must work towards a One World Order no matter the cost to souls. Persecute the Traditionalists while schmoozing with the World Council of Churches. Congratulate the Buddhists, Hindus, Anglicans, Moslems and all other heathens as long as they're humanistically aware of social action, but don't you dare attend the Immemorial Mass of All Ages! Hold the presses, no beatification for you, Pere Dehon, you weren't nice to the Zionists. Alter doctrine and compromise truth for the sake of the "unity of community!" It's "Forward, march!" Into the valley of everlasting death! What are we going to do to stop this genocide of souls? Plenty! Speak out is the first step for contrary to conciliar thought, we are not beholden to the Jews, Protestants, Hindus, or any other religion or human interest group for lasting peace and eternal salvation. Only in Jesus Christ and the True Church He founded as the sole means to Heaven. Cain asks when are the rest going to wise up and no longer take the rot coming out of modern Rome? When are they going to rise up and cast out the heresy that has darkened the Church since Vatican II? When are they going to bail out from the march into hell and say with all conviction to satan and his minions: "Hell, no we will not go with you, but with Christ Who alone has the words of eternal life!" Cain shares the Good News and Bad News: June 2005
Doctors of the Church
Today being the Traditional Feast of the holy Deacon Saint Ephrem the Syrian, we present another "gems from the past" for our summer series in featuring this holy Doctor of the Church chronologically and first run in The Daily Catholic in April of 2002. St. Ephrem was a man beloved by his people and known as the "Harp of the Holy Ghost" and a deacon who combatted heretical sects and Roman emperors, not by raising his voice in anger, but through Syriac poetry which he composed. He was also known as the "Column of the Church" and the "Sun of the Syrians" bringing the Light of Christ to his flocks. We bring you in this "Week of Three Doctors of the Church," the second chronological designated Doctor on the Double Feast of Saint Ephrem the Syrian.
Fiat Voluntas Dei
Timothy Duff, long considered an expert on The Mystical City of God by Venerable Mary of Jesus of Agreda, continues his series on her Heavenly work in which Our Lord and His Blessed Mother imparted to this simple, humble and very obedient nun over 2500 handwritten pages on the life of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Outside of Sacred Scripture, nothing is more detailed or devout than this four-volume tome of meditation of what God the Father wanted mankind to know now. Today, Tim explains how the confusion over Papal approval still consternates the faithful today mainly because through all the years when Roman Pontiffs specifically condoned and encouraged its reading, even one Pope reading the entire four volumes himself before enthusiastically encouraging the faithful, the problem and confusion all goes back to French scholars who mistranslated it when transfering it into the vernacular - or vulgar - language. Tim shows how we can blame it on the French for the Translator is the traitor as he shows in Part Two of his series Mystica Civitate Dei In Defense of The Mystical City of God
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 an excerpt from Chapter Two in which he equates what Holy Writ says about the persecution of Christ and His Mystical Body all over again. Griff points out that all the Council from Nicaea through Vatican I "had been expressions of Christ to His Church and also the World. Vatican II on the other hand put Christ and His Church on trial before the Court of the World." We can all see the 'fruits' of that folly 40 years later. Barren, rotting fruits and despite all the dialoguing few have been converted and worse, Catholics are abandoning their Faith in droves. Griff lays out the fall-out only too clearly right up front and then proceeds to explain how this happened and how Christ is being persecuted all over again as he brings an excerpt from Chapter Two of his book What the Bible has to say about the current crisis
Traditional Insights
As part of our "gems from the past" we continue Mario Derksen's important series first presented a year ago and as pertinent today as then, if not more so. Thus, in order for the reader to be refreshed on all the pertinent points Mario first presented, we are rerunning for the summer mode issues of his excellent series on "The Truth About Ecumenism" as he meticulously analyzes a powerful encyclical on ecumenism; not Ut unum sint but rather Mortalium animos, the no nonsense Papal encyclical by Pope Pius XI who warned against the very insanity that has run wild over the past several decades and grows worse by the year, by the month. With John Paul II now passed into history, the ecumania is continuing with Benedict XVI and therefore it is vital to bring the evil of ecumenism to light as Mario provides the proof that ecumenism is not just a grave error, but an anathema which, in effect, is apostasy pure and simple for it denies the ineffable truths of the One True Church, denies the primary dogma of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, and denies Christ's command in the Scriptures. We continue Mario's series on An Analysis of the Encyclical Mortalium Animos and other true Catholic Teaching on Religious Unity with part two Allurements and Temptations
Doctors of the Church
Today being the Traditional Feast of the holy and sage Saint Basil the Great, we present back-to-back "gems from the past" for our summer series in featuring this sixth Doctor of the Church chronologically and first run in The Daily Catholic in May of 2002. Now here was a bishop who truly was great! He was another outstanding saint from the 4th century who faced the intense persecutions and calumnies of the Arian bishops and suffered greatly, never complaining and living a life of austerity while his fellow Arian bishops lived high on the hog. Sound familiar? Like his good life-long friend and fellow Doctor of the Church St. Gregory Nazianzen, he,too, came from holy stock and had two brothers who became bishops, a father, mother and sister who became saints. This Bishop of Caesarea, considered the "Orator of Orthodoxy" who we feature on the greater Double Feast of Saint Basil the Great.
Catholic PewPOINT
Editor Michael Cain weighs in on what's at stake this week in Chicago where the New Order conciliarist prelates are meeting at the plush Fairmont Hotel overlooking Lakeshore Drive and Lake Michigan. If they stroll out on the Navy Pier they just might see their reflections, but will they really see themselves as they are? Cain provides reasons why they won't and why mirrors for every one of the prelates is in order. If they don't see what's really going on soon, they may not see themselves for who they really are - those whom Our Lord will say "Depart from Me for I never knew you." What would today's Saint Basil the Great say of these modern novus Arian bishops? I think we all know the answer to that. If only these modern ones would realize the folly of what they are doing and where they are really heading for while they wrestle with temporal matters, their spiritual welfare hangs by a thread. Maybe in the light of the conference room and a mirror for each of them, they'll not only see how thin that thread is, but what they have become. Cain's commentary is an effort to help these apostate aliens out of their 40-year slumber before it is too late for themselves and their flocks because, thankfully, the foundations of their counterfeit conciliar church are crumbling. Cain explains in his editorial It's Reflection Time!
Doctors of the Church
Today being the universal Feast of the holy Franciscan Saint Anthony of Padua, we present, in our summer series "gems from the past," our feature on this twenty-first Doctor of the Church first run in February of 2003. Blessed Anthony was a man who was not blessed with good health, but turned that weakness into one of his greatest strengths. He was a holy priest who truly understand the meaning of Crusade and conquered many to Christ not through the sword, but through his eloquent speech, miracles and humility. He sought the crown of martyrdom, but was rewarded instead with the miraculous phenomenon of having the Child Jesus visit him, rest in his arms to encourage and pray with this beloved Franciscan whose preaching and odor of sanctity converted countless souls to the Faith. There is so much to emulate in the holy He was Saint Anthony of Padua.
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica sounds the clarion to be on guard for the warning signals from modern Rome for there could very well be a liberal feminist calling the shots behind the scenes. They say behind every great man is a powerful woman and that is what Ingrid Stamping has been called - powerful and she relishes the power. An aid and close confidante to Ratzinger for nearly 15 years, some are comparing her to Karen Hughes in Bush's White House or worse, another Hillary Clinton. Considering Stamping's progressivist leanings and associations, many are worried that this woman is not done in her power-mongering. Some fear a popess lurks behind the smiling face of 55-year-old Stamping. Another aberration is that some even dare to compare Stamping to the holy Catherine of Siena which, as Gabriel points out, can only be the design of the devil for there are definitely storm clouds on the horizon and many problems ahead as a clash of cultures is inevitable with Benedict's right-hand man - erh, woman - raising many eyebrows as the first ever woman to hold such a powerful non-elected position in the Vatican. Can you say Hillary? Gabriel explains the repercussions in his column The Scent of a Dangerous Woman
mindless miters
We share some excellent insight from Gary L. Morella, who provides commentary on a report from LifeSiteNews.com last week in which an avowed sodomite pol Bill Siksay had the nerve to question Catholic truth and what is even worse, the one supposedly representing those absolutes - Calgary's 'Bishop' Fred Henry - gave such a weak-kneed response that St. John Fisher would have vomited him out of his mouth just as Our Lord treats the lukewarm in Apocalypse 3: 15-16. Gary applies the wisdom of the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas to a situation that badly needs it. Calgary's Henry has been touted as Canada's 'best bishop' for he is one of the few who has consistently spoken out against abortion and sodomy, and yet he is reeling just like all the other conciliar 'bishops' as the liberal antagonists within the Canadian Parliament maneuver to elevate the unnatural hideous sins of abortion and sodomy to a natural right and any one speaking out against these evils will have hell to pay to the state north of the border. Perhaps it is that God is allowing such aberration because the presbyters and 'bishops' have compromised so much in abandoning the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church, beginning with the Immemorial Mass of Tradition. Gary illustrates the bitter 'fruits' of the conciliarists for abdicating their authority and recognizing godless organizations like the UN or the State which has usurped God and His Laws. The cancer is almost totally metastasized in Canada, now it spreads south to the vulnerable legislative and judicial chambers in the United States which are already in the throes of corruption. Just as Our Lady said at Fatima, only Prayer, Penance and Reparation will save the countless lost souls mesmerized by the world, the flesh and the devil because the safeguards always provided by the Church until Vatican II have been compromised and, even worse, abandoned. Gary gets to the point in his essay we have titled Canada, Poor Canada!
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, he speaks of today's Gospel and points to the very difference between those 'caught in Peter's net' - those souls who have been landed for Christ by true 'fishers of men' - and those who refuse to listen to the Word of God and swim in their own current of thought where they create torrents of agitation and upset the schools of men, mucking up the waters so much that the True Barque of Peter, sailing the waters of the world and trolling the inviting 'net of salvation' for all to see the infallible truths of the perennial Magisterium of the Church, has been attacked by the barnacles of false doctrine on the surface while beneath the sharks of compromise and dialogue have gnawed away at the webbing of the net, causing more souls to be loosened from the salvific netting and doomed to the denizens of the deep - bait for lucifer and his legions. Father points out how one who should be scoping the waters to make sure the predators are kept at a safe distance, has instead allowed the prey to weaken the hull and sabotage the nets through the obvious contradictions of conciliar 'popes' and now Benedict XVI's own heresy, which is obvious in light of what the Sacred Scriptures and St. Ambrose teach that those who do not recognize Christ as the Admiral of the true ship are shipwrecked on the sands of dissolution. This refers especially to the Jews who long ago abandoned ship. Now, according to the conciliarists, it is time to compromise Christ and His teachings for the sake of not offending the sensibilities of man. This is outright mutiny and Christ teaches us to wipe the dust from our sandals and leave them to the fishes. Our Lord has also acknowledged that 'many are called, few chosen.' Those who are chosen and remain loyal are those who, through grace and as Jesus Christ intended, have been Caught in Peter's Net
On The BattleLine
Atila Sinke Guimarães provides a succinct visual presentation of arguments on why John Paul II should never be considered for sainthood. Yet, his successor Benedict XVI, in an effort to be politically correct and lap onto the popular coattails of Karol Wojtyla, has announced that as of June 28 he will waive the 5-year waiting period, thus putting his predecessor on the fast track for instant canonization; a process put into gear by none other than the man who occupied the chair of Peter for 27 years and during that time greatly scandalized countless souls by his amoral actions and disregard for Catholic decency. As Atila points out, is this someone who edifies the virtues and should be emulated? Hardly. He provides photos and documentation that if Benedict persists in this warped logic of doing whatever Wojtyla wants, it will only prove more evidentially the great deviation from the True Faith of Eternal Rome. He explains in his Bird's Eye View column The Canonization of Wojtyla - the moral-free pope
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
As part of our "gems from the past" today we bring you one of Catharine Lamb's excellent articles. In view of the false hopes being expended that Benedict is going to return the Traditional Latin Mass to its exclusive place as the only Mass to be said, we present Catharine's article from three years ago in which she reminds the reader how much has been lost with the loss of Latin. Lex orandi, lex credendi. With the exodus of the official language of the Church out also went reverence and spiritual discipline. We saw that only too well during the stalags of Paul VI and John Paul II. Will it be any different under Benedict XVI. Highly doubtful he will rise above his own relativism and do a 180 considering his goal is to protect what he himself fostered and promulgated at Vatican II. Don't be fooled by a few crumbs tossed out to quiet the Traditional movement. With the loss of Latin universally, a structured, purposeful direction was abandoned. In place of unity of the universal Church there is now division everywhere, created by the confusion of the wholesale changes wrought by the sorry reforms of Vatican II, reforms that continue to foster a slothful attitude towards the sacred and profound as Catharine explains in her column From Latin to Lazy
Fiat Voluntas Dei
Timothy Duff, long considered an expert on The Mystical City of God by Venerable Mary of Jesus of Agreda, begins today a series on her Heavenly work in which Our Lord and His Blessed Mother imparted to this simple, humble and very obedient nun over 2500 handwritten pages on the life of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Outside of Sacred Scripture, nothing is more detailed or devout than this four-volume tome of meditation of what God the Father wanted mankind to know now. Despite being told to burn all her notes and manuscripts, through the hand of God she was able to rewrite it several times at the command of her bishop. This work has been an inspiration to Saints and Popes as well as the common Christian and Tim gives reasons why this moved them so, and also why some sought to suppress it. He explains in Part One of his series Mystica Civitate Dei In Defense of The Mystical City of God
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
Griff Ruby today presents an excellent, eye-opening lesson to be learned in the similarities of the causes and effects of Henry VIII's Declaration of Royal Supremacy and the ill-fated Vatican II document Lumen Gentium. In these days when the Anglican institution (church of England) is going to hell in a hand-basket and the "Vatican institution" (conciliar church) is following right behind, Griff hits the nail on the head with the analogy of what happened in England and what happened 430 years later. Both 'declarations of rebellion' were the 'chop' that lopped off from the True, Living Tree of Christ those who chose to stay with the branch - a severed, withered branch - which is no longer part of the True Tree of Holy Mother Church. Christ is the vine and we are the branches, but if those branches are disconnected, then they are separated from the very Church planted by Christ in Matthew 16: 19. They are destined, as our Lord asserts in Matthew 7: 19, to be cast into the fire. Just as it did in England four centuries ago, so also today the pruning has pared back the True Church greatly. Griff shows the correlation of the situation that befell England and the epikea of today when true shepherds, though only a few, remain faithful to the Truths and Traditions and justifies how their continuing to perpetuate the Faith by ordaining priests and consecrating bishops is the very same thing St. John Fisher would have done had he not been martyred. It would have been considered the right and proper thing to do then as a loyal Catholic resisting the Church of England; so also today it is the right and proper thing to do for the Traditional bishops to do likewise no matter what modern Rome says, since, by the modernists' acceptance of Lumen Gentium, they have cut themselves off from the True Church and hold no authority in her Founder's eyes. Griff explains in his magnificent apologetic essay A Lesson from Jolly Old England
Traditional Insights
As part of our "gems from the past" and because Mario Derksen will be continuing this series and it's important for the reader to be refreshed on all the pertinent points Mario first presented, we are rerunning for the summer mode issues his excellent series on "The Truth About Ecumenism" as he meticulously analyzes a powerful encyclical on ecumenism; not Ut unum sint but rather Mortalium animos, the no nonsense Papal encyclical by Pope Pius XI who warned against the very insanity that has run wild over the past several decades and grows worse by the year, by the month. With John Paul II now passed into history, the ecumania is continuing with Benedict and therefore it is vital to bring the evil of ecumenism to light as Mario provides the proof that ecumenism is not just a grave error, but an anathema which, in effect, is apostasy pure and simple for it denies the ineffable truths of the One True Church, denies the primary dogma of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, and denies Christ's command in the Scriptures. Mario has agreed to rerun his series on An Analysis of the Encyclical Mortalium Animos and other true Catholic Teaching on Religious Unity with part one Truth and Method
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, illustrates through the Gospels how Christ's yoke, which He assured is sweet and light, truly is. This He confirmed when blood and water poured forth from His Most Sacred Heart, shedding the very last drop of His Most Precious Blood and revealing why the Yoke is so Sweet: because of the ultimate Sacrifice offered for us. If we are to share in the infinite reward, we must be willing to share in the sacrifice and carry whatever crosses God has in store for us. We've seen the Love He has for us, now it is time for us to return that love. The yoke is only heavy when we forget the price of sacrifice and our role in salvation of souls. Father points to the Evangelists as he explains. As usual we are grateful to Maria Hughes for sending Father's latest essay titled The Love of the Sacred Heart
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica weighs in with his fourteenth installment of his on-going series Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today, he documents what the True Church preaches and the contrast of what is being taught. The Crux of the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA is due to the conciliar church that has abandoned the true message Christ intended for all time. Yet those who have bought into the lies that were condemned by the infallible, dogmatic Council of Trent are just beginning to realize how they've been deceived and what the real intent of the church formed since Vatican II is. Maybe that is why it is known to so many as the conciLIAR church. Untruth is derived from the devil whereas Truth comes from God and cannot be compromised or altered! We are in emergency crisis and there is no time to "dialog" ad nauseum over offending the sensibilities of man when God is offended constantly and greatly by the heresy being spewed. Gabriel explains with his fourteenth installment Heresy vs. 911 Salvation
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Sunday Within the Octave of The Feast of the Most Sacred Heart - the Third Sunday After Pentecost, he doesn't mince words in establishing that the infrangible infallible words of the doctrinal Council of Trent and ex cathedra papal decrees trump pastoral 'wishes' every time. On this feast within the Octave of the great solemnity when we turn to the Most Merciful and Sacred Heart of Jesus, we remember He is the Pastor Bonus and He, and He alone, can save the sheep who have strayed so far from His True Church. Father points out that Our Lord, through His true shepherds prior to Vatican II, has already shown the sheep "the Truth, the Way and the Life." But the usurpers have infiltrated the ranks and directed the sheep in another direction AWAY from Him so cleverly and insidiously that few lambs recognize the misdirection. Only when they reach the edge of the abyss do they realize they've been duped. If only they had known their Faith better, they would never have had the wool pulled over their eyes. But alas, in blind obedience, they assumed and it has led them toward the slaughter for indeed, because there only a few shepherds left, one might ask: Who Will Save The Sheep?
First Saturday Devotion
One of the greatest things we can do for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, especially in this Month of the Most Sacred Heart, is to honor His Blessed Mother and to act upon her strong request at Fatima to make reparation for the blasphemies against her name and image with the Five First Saturdays consisting of Confession, Holy Mass and Holy Communion, Recitation of the Holy Rosary, and spending at least 15 minutes - preferably before the Blessed Sacrament - to keep Our Lady company and to soothe her Immaculate Heart by pledging the intention of making reparation to the Blessed Mother for the offenses against Her. She promised to Sr. Lucia that whoever observes the Five First Saturday Devotions will receive the graces needed at the hour of death.
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica continues his series on the Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA as today he challenges the Mickey Mouse prelates today who are twisting Catholic truth in order not to upset their congregations. This includes a liberal interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures which seeks to eliminate the Justice of God and speak only of His love. Such a "Fantasyland" is thriving in Orlando, Florida and we're not talking about anything Walt built. It is the fateful fantasy being spun by the new bishop of Orlando Thomas Wenski, a product of the Miami miasma, who refuses to accept the reality of Catholic teaching that God does indeed use nature to punish man for his sins and storms can definitely be a sign of His Justice. Yet Wenski denies this. Why should he need a miter when the mouse ears are more appropriate for such goofy and dangerous fantasy? Gabriel explains with his thirteenth installment In The Eye of The Storm
TOWER OF TRENT Tribute
Today we honor Traditional Catholic author and historian Dr. Marian Therese Horvat, who has served as a chosen conduit to bridge the specific 17th century prophecies of Our Lady of Good Success with these times and the intrinsic link between a humble, holy Conceptionist nun and the very chastisements and punishments Our Lady foretold in the early 1600's. Devotion to and the story of Our Lady of Good Success is the mission Marian has embarked on in disseminating Heaven's warnings and how we can mitigate part of it by emulating the heroic virtue of the little-known Venerable Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres from Quito, Ecuador. Marian has made many more contributions including being the bridge to translating the works of the brilliant Brazilian Traditional Catholic author and apologist Atila Sinke Guimarães into English as well as bringing him permanently to the United States where, operating under the non-profit organization Tradition in Action, together they have been a powerful force in informing the faithful of the causes and effects of Vatican II, providing the vital why's and how's that have often gone untold. Thanks to Marian's expertise in translation and editing with a BA in Journalism and a PhD in Medieval History, the magnificent works of lesser known Catholic luminaries have come to the fore and answered many questions as well. Today we pay tribute to this noble crusader and cooperator with Heaven in endeavoring to restore the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Thus, we enthusiastically and proudly enshrine into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor Marian Therese Horvat, PhD
Books you can count on!
In today's issue and in conjunction with today's Hall of Honor recipient Marian Therese Horvat, Cyndi Cain brings the reader a heartfelt review of the latest book offered by Tradition In Action - The Admirable Life of of Mother Mariana. Cyndi's review is different than most book reviews for she files nothing critical about the book, but rather enlightens the reader to her own experiences from reading this marvelous work of a Portuguese Military Officer who converted after Mother Mariana appeared to him in 1790. In the manner of St. Paul, he became a priest and went on to document the life of Mother Mariana which, as Our Lady foretold, would not be known until the end of the 20th Century. Now it is known thanks to Dr. Horvat who has translated and edited into English the priest's 600-page hand-written manuscript. It was published by TIA just a few months ago. See why Cyndi considers this such a powerful tool of spiritual reading in inspiring each soul to strive to emulate the heroic virtue of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres who became a victim soul, making reparation for our very times. Cyndi encourages all to learn the story of the approved apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success and the holy visionary intrinsically linked to our times through her sufferings. We provide a rare glimpse of Cyndi's insight in her review A Most Admirable Advocate for Our Time
Promises of the Sacred Heart
On this Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we provide the Promises given by Our Lord to a holy nun Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque who was asked to establish the Feast of the Sacred Heart in order to stimulate the faithful to honor with more devotion and zeal, under the symbol of the Sacred Heart, the love of Jesus Christ, which induced Him not only to suffer and to die for the redemption of mankind, but also to institute the Sacrament of His Body and Blood. Though devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is of great antiquity in the Church, it was reserved to the holy Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque, of the Order of the Visitation, to make this devotion public. We share it here on this feast. Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart to Margaret Mary Alacoque
TOWER OF TRENT Tribute
We continue with our individual Tributes to this year's inductees into the prestigious TOWER OF TRENT HALL OF HONOR. Today we pay tribute to the second of three dedicated Traditional Catholic lay writers who have embraced the cause of Tradition and made a difference in the conversion of countless souls. That would be the Traditional Catholic apologist Patrick Henry Omlor, who was a pioneer in signaling the alarm about the Robber barons who had stolen in on the open invitation of John XXIII and stayed well beyond their welcome, sapping the Church of every Truth and Tradition possible right in broad daylight under the guise of the 'spirit of Vatican II.' As we all know that 'spirit' was not related to the Holy Ghost, and Patrick was one of the first to alert the world to this with his works, most notably his signature work The Robber Church. From a possible vocation to the religious life, he has gone on to contribute far more as a dedicated Catholic layman to the Traditional Catholic cause throughout these years of the Babylon exile of Eternal Rome. Today we pay tribute to this valiant trailblazer for the Traditional Catholic movement who sounded the clarion against the grand larceny of Christ's True Church. Thus, we proudly enshrine into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor Patrick Henry Omlor
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
Griff Ruby, well-known for taking on tough subjects and not shying away from controversy, presents his second part of his purposely bizarre "Harvest Moon" theory to show how theories without factual evidence remain just that theories. Unfortunately, as much as he would like to subscribe to the Siri Theory that he was the true Pope no absolute evidence exists that this is so. Try as many have to decipher what went on in the Sistine Chapel in October 1958 and subsequent conclaves. But are we not all looking in the wrong place for what happened in the conclave? Remember the Conclave was SECRET and, under pain of excommunication, could not be revealed. Griff deducts that there is definitely evidence of something which happened outside the Conclave which has not only had severe repercussions since, but answers the questions of what really went on inside the Sistine below the autumn harvest moon. He explains in Part Two of Project Harvest Moon and Pope Gregory XVII
TOWER OF TRENT Tribute
We continue with our individual Tributes to this year's inductees into the prestigious TOWER OF TRENT HALL OF HONOR. Today we begin our three-day trilogy of paying tribute to three dedicated Traditional Catholic lay writers who have embraced the cause of Tradition and made a difference in the conversion of countless souls. The first up is Solange Strong Hertz, a prolific writer who was one of the first to recognize the aberrations of Vatican II. Now in her 70's, we have learned that only recently she suffered a severe stroke. Our prayers are extended to her and her family and friends. We ask for your prayers to sustain her in this heavy cross she has been asked to embrace for whatever time God has chosen until He calls her home. So many of our stalwart and valiant pioneers are being taken from our midst for they have completed their missions - those like Fr. Oswald Baker and Fr. Paul Wickens whom we honored Monday and Tuesday respectfully. Solange's writings bridge the time span of pre-Vatican II and post-Vatican II. While those around her changed, she did not change her resolve or commitment to convey always the truth and in this she did not waver. Thus today we pay tribute to an Uncompromising Lady Warrior dedicated to defending Catholic Truth as we proudly enshrine into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor Solange Strong Hertz
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica provides his twelfth installment of his on-going series Catholic Identity Crisis in the USA. Today, he identifies where the real Weapons of Mass Destruction are: right in our own homes. That is the Trojan Horse which entered into American homes at the outset of the New Order Revolution. It was a gift of technology and like goofy drugged-up people Americans are, we bought it hook, line and sinker. It has ushered in the amoral and immoral behavior of civilization and Americans have been at the forefront of spreading this weapon that few seem to have an answer for. Now we are inundated for we have created our own monster and there is only one way to stop its destruction. It's called the "off" button. It is doubtful the New Order and all the vices enabled and silently condoned by the concessions of our own government and modern Rome will think of such an ingenious plot to stop it, but had they at the outset it is possible the carnage of minds and souls would have far, far fewer casualties today. Gabriel explains with his twelfth installment Identifying the Real Weapons of Mass Destruction in American Catholic Homes

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



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