When words are omitted or added they can alter the entire message. This has been a favorite trick of satan for eons, especially with the diverse and intentional interpretations forged by multi-thousands of Protestant sects.
Griff Ruby begins a comprehensive series in which he must do what St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the word and what holy Mother Church teaches in accordance with the Apostle's words in Galatians 1: 8-10. They say sticks and stones can break bones, but names will never hurt, however words can hurt souls when they are deceived and it has been done for ages by those who are hellbent on cramming square pegs into round holes. It is how the Arian heresy gained such prominence; how Luther altered Christian belief to apostasize from the true Church and take billions since with him; how one side has forced their ideology on others by twisting words and meaning to indicate something totally different than the authority conveying said words intended. This intentional twisting is done all the time and it is wrong. With that in mind, this first installment in this series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" revs up with some obvious dishonesty in Sacred Scripture that has resulted in a chaotic array of over 34,000 sects that have apostasized from Christ's True Church. Griff deciphers the differences and how one can tell so clearly what is true and what is slanted to deceive as he points out in installment one, Word Twisting to Change the Meaning
Today we celebrate the Apostle of the Gentiles who best represents the manner Christ mandated to preach the Gospel to every creature and with Saint Paul we have that chronicled thanks to the Holy Ghost.
While June 29 is mainly devoted to the honoring of Saint Peter, even though the feast includes the Apostle of the Gentiles, holy Mother Church saw fit to assign this following day as the special feast of Saint Paul. The Mass of today according to ancient Roman traditions was that of the second station of yesterday. As Peter still lives and governs through his successors, so does Paul continue to preach the Gospel every day throughout the world by means of his writings which the Church reads almost invariably at Holy Mass. The Acts and the Epistles tell us enough about the life of Paul to give us a rule and model
of what a truly pastoral and apostolic life should be. On this model, under the rule of St. Benedict for more than fourteen hundred years, the disciples of the Patriarch of Monte Cassino have lived in a monastery in the shadow of the Basilica, and carried on the Divine Office. There is a commemoration of St. Peter as well as a commemoration within the Octave of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul and within the Octave of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. For much more on the man once known as Saul, forever redeemed as the mighty Saint Paul
Peter is the rock, the foundation stone for Christ's Church and we see today how our foundation is firm and solid if we cling to that Rock and not stray onto the unstable soil of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and all its protestant predecessors.
To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. This week the Double of the First Class Feast of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul supersedes the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost this year. The Gospel for today's Holy Mass is one of the most powerful for Christians in asserting the four marks of the Church and the supremacy of the Primacy of Peter and that the gates of hell shall never prevail against Christ's Church. It is a reassurance that in this time of the Great Apostasy foretold by St. Paul in the second chapter of 2 Thessalonians and reiterated in the Epistle of 2 Timothy 4: 3 that Christ's Church remains the spotless Bride of Christ and proof that the conciliar church formed from the bowels of Vatican II is a false church which has tried to ape the true Church, but true to our Lord's words in St. Matthew 7: 15-20, we know by their fruits that they are ravenous wolves and what true successors of Peter have bound and loosed still hold true as Jesus so ordered as we see in the First Class Feast of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Haydock Commentary
Today we celebrate the two cornerstones of the Church - Pope and Bishop in the persons of Christ's chosen ones: Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The former was given the Keys of the Kingdom, the latter the key to converting souls in building upon the rock.
Today is the Double of the First Class Feast of the Holy Apostles SAINT PETER and SAINT PAUL with an Octave. It is one of the key feasts in the Church and one which emphasizes that St. Peter, the first Vicar of Christ, speaks for Christ Who has communicated to him His doctrine of infallibility. He is not guided by flesh and blood, but by the heavenly Father Who does not permit the gates of hell to prevail against the Church the Son of God instituted on earth and of which He remains the Foundation, the Head. In receiving the keys of the Kingdom, St. Peter is placed at the head of the kingdom on earth - the Church and he reigns in the name of Christ Who has invested him with the power and supreme authority as the Gospel illustrates. In the holy Canon of the Mass, Sts. Peter and Paul head the list of names in the Communicantes. Knowing that Peter rules still from Heaven as do all legitimate successors united with Christ in the Church Triumphant we can take comfort that, during this interminable interregnum since the death of His Holiness Pius XII, the gates of hell have not prevailed, true to our Lord's promise in St. Matthew 16: 18-19. Were we to accept that the conciliar 'popes' since were or are legitimate, then we would have to admit that that the Church of Christ is not the Spotless Bride of Christ for those who have usurped the throne have preached error. We know the True Church cannot do that for Christ "cannot deceive nor be deceived." For more, see Saints Peter and Paul
You can't have it both ways. Either you turn and cling to Eternal Rome or forever foresake the true Church Christ founded and follow the false man-made church of Modern Rome ruled by the conciliar false prophet Ratzinger and his pack of ravenous wolves.
With all the rumors running rampant of whether, indeed, the Superior General of the beleaguered Society of St. Pius X Bishop Bernard Fellay is about to cave to the wiles of the wily wolf BeneRatz and sell out the SSPX in the same manner the Campos Priests were undermined, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey files a poignant piece that entreats His Excellency to take stock of what is at stake. If he does indeed do what many fear, than the Society will be wrent asunder for there will be nearly half who will refuse to make concessions to the conciliar heretics. Conversely, if Fellay realizes that and comprehends that any compromise is akin to imbibing the poison Pope Leo XIII warned of in Satis cognitum, he must then connect the dots and realize there can be only one position to take; one founder Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre publicly feared and expressed: that to deviate from the Faith would render Benedict XVI not Catholic and since he has deviated from the Sacred Deposit of the Faith for well over 50 years, as have his predecessors from Angelo Roncalli through Karol Wojtyla in contradicting the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church, then he could not possibly be a pope and no allegiance or recognition can be afforded him. Tom lays it out in black and white: You can't recognize Ratzinger as a true pope if you are in agreement with all the Church taught before Vatican II. It is a simple question Dr. Droleskey asks that Fellay, who has a grave duty to be honest with his flocks and has no choice but to answer:
Is He or Isn't He?
In addition, Tom has immediately followed up the above with an expose of the deceit being carried on by the harbingers of the heresies, several Novus Ordo sites who strive with every fiber of their being to fib to the faithful that two plus two equals five; never four despite the obvious. Tom takes them to task to tell the truth or shut up for they will be held responsible before God for aiding and abetting Christ's enemies: heretics. He explains in
What Does the Faith Really Teach? (WDTFRT)
Two Christian soldiers who lived up to what the Church Militant really means
Today is the Double of the Feast of the holy bishop and martyr Saint Irenaeus. He was born at Smyrna in Asia Minor and was a pupil of the Martyr St. Polycarp, Bishop of that city, and himself a favorite disciple of St. John the Evangelist. Later he became Bishop of Lyons in Gaul, where, with many other Christians, he was put to death for the Faith, 202. In his writings, many of which are still extant, St. Irenaeus bears eloquent testimony to the primary in the Church of St. Peter's See. His words are memorable: "It is necessary that the whole Church - that is to say, all the faithful scattered throughout the world - be in agreement with this Church by reason of her primacy for the Apostlic tradition was ever preserved in her."
This is also the Vigil of the Feasts of the holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul. On this vigil in the Divine Office, the last lesson with the homily on the Gospel was sung by the Pope himself. At one time this vigil was kept with equal solemnity in the Basilicas of St. Peter and of St. Paul. Later the celebration at St. Paul's became monastic; the people attended the Mass at St. Peter's and the vestments were, for a vigil, violet. In today's Mass St. Irenaeus takes precedence with a commemoration of the Vigil tomorrow at the Collect, Secret and Postcommunion. For more, see Saint Irenaeus
Click the graphic above for the Prayers and Meaning of the magnificent icon of the Madonna and Christ Child
We want to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt congratulations to three professed traditional religious women of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen who took their solemn vows on the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. They are Sister Alice Marie, CMRI, who made her solemn profession of final vows before His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI at a special 4:30 p.m. Mass along with Sister Giovanna Marie, CMRI who made her triennial profession. In addition Sister Mary Veronica, CMRI and Sister Michael Marie, CMRI, having completed their novitiate, took their first profession of vows. We ask your prayers for these dedicated Brides of Christ.
For all those dunderheads who think cafeteria Catholicism or Protestantism will get them to Heaven, wise up. There is no room for opinion when it comes to dogmatic truth. To put it more bluntly: It's dogma, dummy!
With the buzz that is accompanying the release of the poll of 35,000 by PewForum.org that 79% of Catholics believe the heresy that there is salvation outside the Church, we have decided to bring you a series of articles that treats that subject and sets the record straight for those numbskulls who have been so dumbed down thanks to Vatican II and all that has followed. We remind you that Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus is a thrice-defined DOGMA of the Church. Thus we reach back to Ash Wednesday in 2004 - the very same day The Passion of The Christ debuted in theaters - to bring you the cogent documentation provided by Jacob Michael in defending the First Dogma of the Church in which he also applies Old Testament passages as well as expanding New Testament passages and including early Fathers, Doctors and Popes of the Church to verify the infallibility of this rock-solid Dogma in his column
Outside the Church, there is No Salvation
A Father of the Church who gave his all from defending the holy Faith to giving his life for Christ. If one acknowledges the robber barons of the conciliar church as authentic, then Saint Irenaeus died in vain. Just think, he could have coexisted with the heretics and everybody would have been happy. Not!
Today is the Double of the Feast of Saints John and Paul, who were both Christian officers in the army under Julian the Apostate. They suffered martyrdom in their own house, on the Coelian Hill.They spent ten days allowed them to deliberate about renouncing their
devotion to Christ in distributing all their goods to the poor. The fact
that, unlike other martyrs who were buried outside the walls, they had their
place of burial in the very heart of the Eternal City, was looked upon by
the early Christians as a special honor granted to them and to Rome by
Divine Providence. Archeological discoveries have fully confirmed the truth
of the Acts of their martyrdom. Their dwelling-house, the place of their
execution, the graves, and important paintings have been brought to light.
The two brothers when on earth possessed one home and one Faith, and now in
Heaven possess the same immortal crown. For more, see Saints John and Paul
Nearly a year later we can see that those who bought into the Motu Mess are the poorer for it today as each day the fact becomes all the more obvious: It's a hoax, a fraud. There is only one way to be faithful to what Christ established and promised to be with until the consummation of the world.
We present today Cyndi Cain's final Symphony of Suffering column that ran on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart last year. Three months later she returned with her University of Virtue series. In her final piece, she urged readers not be stained by caving to the pressures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and their Motu madness that causes our Lady to weep and to ask why have we forgotten what her divine Son died for, why He instituted His Church upon the Rock of Peter? Why have we allowed yourselves to be deceived by the glitter of convenience and the lure of peace on man's terms? It can only be accomplished when her Immaculate Heart triumphs, and that can only be accomplished through our fiat to follow her beloved Son on the narrow path in the catacombs of His true Church. Accept no substitutes but the authentic Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Accept no less than your promise to participate and to pray the holy Rosary, do penance and offer it as a glorious bouquet in reparation for the offenses against her Immaculate Heart. That is how we can stand firm and hold the traditions passed down. We must daily surrender our hearts to God, but never can we surrender our faith! Cyndi sends out her heartfelt plea to stand firm to the Faith and stand behind those apostolates which seek to preserve the True, unadulterated Faith in her column
"Stand firm; and hold the traditions..." Surrender Not!
Those Daring Men with their Diabolical Disorientation Agendas are Judges, Politicians and Prelates who have gone too far in playing God.
We bring you the last article that ran on these pages by Dr. Frank Joseph, a retired physician who is probably one of the most zealous pro-life crusaders in the country. His final piece three years ago dealt with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reject the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, Dr. Frank Joseph registered his indignation that this judicial tyranny is running amok, which we have subsequently seen similar decisions as abhorent. He points to the culprits who are responsible for this - the judges, politicians and 'bishops'. Frank gets down to basics like the Constitution of the United States and Declaration of Independence and Ten Commandments to show the absolute diabolical disorientation of these men in their maddening agendas and that it is time for the common man to rise up and say, "enough! God is in charge, not you!" Of course, as Frank illustratd, few know this because those entrusted with the spiritual welfare of souls long ago abrogated their responsibility because they are curs of the Democratic Party and a curse to the sanctity of life. Frank explained in his column The Gall! How Dare They!?!
The Gall! How Dare They?!?
The signs are all around us and yet so few truly see the omens as Satan positions the Antichrist and his legions of lackeys for his last hurrah!
We bring you an article on the nature and purpose of a being every God-fearing soul should fear and be aware of - Antichrist. This is illustrated in the signs that will signal the arrival of the beast spoken of in Apocalypse and of which the Mother of God has warned against as recently as her approved apparitions at LaSalette. It is not who it is right now that is paramount, but why and what to be on guard for. The signs are all around us. Look at the further corruption of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, engineered further by one of the chief architects of the heresies of Vatican II...none other than one Fr. Joseph Ratzinger. Since this piece was written back in 2004, look at the advances of perversion, ecumania and outright squalor in the world today and yet so few truly see the omens. The prince of the world has indeed staked his claim for countless souls, more evidence of how desperate he is in his last hurrah, before he uses his final trump card in manifesting the himself incarnate as as the Antichrist. We can see four years later how true this is from what was elaborated on in 2004, titled
Antichrist - His Nature and Purpose
The enemy, true to Sacred Scripture and evidenced from documentation of the masonic Alta Vendita, has truly produced a "Revolution in Tiara and Cope" where even today both have been expunged for a more modern look as the conciliar church tries to mask itself as Catholic.
His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivaranus traces the history of the papacy and illustrates clearly that, faithful to Christ's promise, Holy Mother Church cannot preach error and yet they have preached mega-errors over the past 40 years. That alone would suffice to come to the conclusion the conciliar popes are not Catholic, but he shows not only did the holy Apostle Paul foretell the Great Apostasy in 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4, but the very enemy, true to Sacred Scripture and evidenced from documentation of the masonic Alta Vendita, has truly produced a "Revolution in Tiara and Cope" where even today both have been expunged for a more modern look as the counterfeit church of conciliarism tries to mask itself as 'Catholic'. Christ has given us the barometer of how we will know the true popes from the false prophets: "By their fruits you shall know them" (Matthew 7: 20) The Bishop shows that, thanks to abandoning the absolutes of Christ's truths and compromising those very truths which no pope had ever done before, they have abandoned control of the Primacy of Peter and yet the Papacy continues, albeit, in a state of extended sedevacantism. He explains in his Pastoral Letter
There is nothing fishy about today's Gospel for if we cooperate fully with Christ's graces we can be assured of the Bread of Life for nourishment of body and soul.
To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. For the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost we are reminded that through baptism we die to sin and are crucified with Christ, confident in knowing that if we are faithful to Him He will always be faithful to us, and, as St. Mark's Gospel illustrates in the loaves and the fishes, there is no end to His mercy and promises through the two great sacraments which our Lord has placed as the priority for salvation: Baptism and the Holy Eucharist, assuring we will always have nourishment for the soul as we see in Fr. Haydock's cogent comments for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Haydock Commentary
The lengths the conciliar newchurch has gone to destroy the true message of Fatima shows only too clearly how much it hates Fatima
Though he has not written for several years, we present today a 'blast from the past' in which Mario Derksen could see so clearly the connivance of the counterfeit church of conciliarism over the facade they have so sinisterly erected over the holy shrine of Fatima by choking out the sacred and replacing it with the profane as has been proven. Five years ago Mario pulled no punches in documenting the Newchurch's relentless, blatant and blasphemous efforts to destroy Fatima and its importance in Church annals for, like any criminal, they must destroy the evidence or else be caught for the deceiving liars they are and their agenda which is, pure and simple, dictated by the prince of the world - the winged warrior of all evil who directs the obliteration of the beautiful Fatima basilica so that the most mundane monstrosities of the new age can be erected to all the gods who serve at the altar of lucifer. Mario outlined how this subterfuge was able to gain legs as he explained in his column
Finishing with Fatima - How much Newchurch Hates Fatima
A theological treatise to be given to Novus Ordo "priests" ordained after 1970. Where does your parish "priest" stand?
Father Trinchard, esteemed author of the books, "New Mass" Is Conclusively Invalid, Latin Mass Prayers Explained, and Apocalypse of the Mass to mention just a few, provides unmitigated proof that the chances are if you or your parish "priest" were ordained less than 37 years ago, you or he are not truly a Catholic priest. That is the sad fact as Father delineates what the New Order purposely did to alter the divinely-ordained rite of Holy Orders to give the world a plethora of presiders with no power to forgive sins or confect the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, Soul and Divinity at the Canonical Consecration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The consequences are catastrophic for souls and speaks volumes of the enemy's intent to destroy Christ's Mystical Body: for without the sacraments grace is lacking and without grace there is little adherence to the constituted evangelic traditions and necessary disciplines for living and perpetuating the holy Faith, outside of which there is no salvation. No wonder there have been no fruits (cf. St. Matthew 7: 15-21). If you are one of those ordained after 1968 or 1970, call Fr. Paul. We know it takes a humble heart to admit you've been duped, but what price pride when the salvation of your own soul and the souls of those you are responsible for are at stake? Please, think very seriously about what Father documents below and ask the Holy Ghost for guidance to come back home to the true Catholic Church.
???AM I A PRIEST???
A Primer to help your friends trapped in the conciliar establishment to better understand why the NOM or "eucharistic celebration" is not from Christ nor from the Church He established! It is not Catholic!
Timothy Duff, who taught Traditional Catholicism for decades and is also a consummate expert on Venerable Mary Agreda's masterful work Mystical City of God, provided 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
The Church is Not Above Christ
One cannot possibly be "in communion with the 'holy See'" when such 'See' has been commandeered by conciliarists and submerged. In her place has been positioned an unholy sea of pathetic pirates determined to apostasize the true faith with no intention of obeying Christ. Forty years have proven the futility of their tricks and illusions of putting faith in the folly of the feckless frigate known as Vatican II. The sooner the latter sinks the better so that the mighty Barque of Peter can resurface and once again, through God's graces, be visible to all as the true Holy See.
Because her duties as wife and mother take precedence up to the present time, Catharine Lamb has been on hiatus from writing for a few years now and we at The Daily Catholic miss her contributions which always simplified what conciliarists strove to complicate and confuse. We bring you such an article she wrote in the summer of 2002 on her frustration, shared by so many committed Catholics, that had it not been for the media, the conciliar church wouldn't have done diddly. As it is, it was all cosmetic spin which Catharine railed about. In retrospect it has since been proven that the bafflegab posited by Modernist Rome and the Masonic potentates posing as bishops was not just deliberate spin for damage control but outright lies and from the top on down in the counterfeit church not one of the robber barrons of the Novus OrdonArian bent cared one hoot of the collateral damage done to countless souls. It is the price of pride and power that men who should be uncompromising in their fidelity to the faith have long ago sold their souls and have proven to be what Jesus Christ warned against: "wolves in sheep's clothing" who have caused great scandal to the flocks. Catharine's column "Shears and Tears of a Lamb" captures the betrayal of the sheep in
At a time when the Roman Empire was crumbling and decaying from within, God rose up a Rock-Solid Column of the Church in the holy Deacon and Doctor Saint Ephrem to preserve souls from the perversion that consumed so many.
Today is the feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Ephrem the Deacon, and in honor of this saintly Syrian, who was the second chronologically to receive such a title following Saint Athanasius, we present a brief profile of this early luminary of the Church. St. Ephrem was beloved by his people and one called the "Prophet of his people" and a deacon who combated heretical sects and Roman emperors, not by raising his voice in anger, but through Syriac poetry in winning the people to the Faith. His works are integral to the Syrian Church. In adherence to yesterday's gospel, Ephrem reached out and cared for the least of his brethren leaving the 99 to go in search of the one who was lost. This dedication to the will of God and uncompromisingly living the Gospel to win souls to the Lord show why he was a clarion of clarity to those suffering from the confusion of the Arian heresy. He is affectionately known as the Harp of the Holy Ghost
The meaning of Fatima is intricately linked with the prophesies Our Lady of Good Success bestowed on a simple Spanish Conceptionist nun in Quito, Ecuador hundreds of years before the Mother of God appeared at the Cova. Our Lady foretold that these messages would only be made widely known in these times of the Great Apostasy.
The Messages of Fatima are well known (despite the verbal engineering by the conciliar con men to alter our Lady's words and warning), but few realize that late in the 16th century in the throes of the aftermath of the devastating Protestant revolt in Europe, the Mother of God was putting a bookend, if you will, on here appearances in the New World. Just as she appeared to Juan Diego in 1513 as Our Lady of Guadalupe, so also she appeared further south in Quito, Ecuador to a holy nun as Our Lady of Good Success. Her messages were more for these times than then and, true to the Blessed Virgin's words, they would not become well known or circulated until now. Thanks to Dr. Marian Therese Horvat's tireless research and literary excellence the importance of Our Lady of Good Success in our modern times is reaching more through her eye-opening accounts she has produced with her numerous books on it, the visionary Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, and the faithful Franciscan priest who perpetuated her legacy Fr. Manuel Sousa Pereira. In case anyone is not familiar with these books, we provide her article she wrote for The Daily Catholic back in early 2002 before the second printing of Our Lady of Good Success: Prophecies for Our Times and release later that same year of Stories and Miracles of Our Lady of Good Success. She titled her article back then so appropiately,
The Secret of Success
Even before Vatican II convened, the con was on in selling out the Church and betraying millions and millions of souls behind the Iron Curtain; a curtain whose dark exegis has been expanded far beyond what even Marx could have hoped for just as our Lady foretold at Fatima.
Just as we brought you the first article ever published on these pages by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey last week, so also today we republish the very first article submitted by the noted Traditional Catholic author and polemicist Atila Sinke Guimar„es back in the Fall of 2001. He was one of the first to expose the devastation of the repercussions of the nefarious Pact of Metz, conducted secretly just before the opening of the Second Vatican Council in 1962. John XXIII was willing to sell his soul to have the Russian Orthodox church represented at the council. What price pride? Atila explored why even to this day the conciliar church has continued to be so silent regarding this devastating formal appeasement that went against all that was Catholic, against all predecessors of the See of Peter, against God Himself in giving credence to the atheistic creed of communism. This article was written after the release of his excellent book The Murky Waters of Vatican II. Since then he and Dr. Marian Therese Horvat have gone on to publish several more books and established a solid website for their ministry Tradition in Action which can be accessed each day in the upper right hand corner of this page. Atila delves into the deviousness of the progressivist program of the counterfeit church in his piece, The Pact of Metz
A true priest as an alter Christus, in the manner of Melchisedech, offers to God "a holy sacrifice, a spotless victim - sanctum sacrificium, immaculatam hostiam." It is the essence of the priesthood, the essence of being a father to his flock.
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, worked tirelessly for perpetuating the one holy Faith, continuing his mission as a priest until God finally called him home on November 7, 2006. He left behind many treasures of the Faith, in particular several articles or letters, if you will, to his flocks. One such we bring you today is the august privilege of being a priest, of being called "Father." Thus, on this Father's Day we take time to honor all our dedicated traditional priests and provide what Father James shared on why he became a priest and why being a priest was so precious to him even when he was undergoing his own Calvary. It is an encouraging short piece that will hopefully perk vocations in young men to follow in his footsteps for we desperately need good and holy Traditional priests as you'll see in A Priest Forever
Without Reconciliation with God and our fellow man we could Raca n' Roll right into hell.
To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. For the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost the theme is that if one is reconcilied with his fellow man then he will always be reconciled with God for he will remain in the state of grace,which is necessary for participating in the sacramental fullness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. If we do not comply with our Lord's commands, the consequences are catastrophic as we see in Fr. Haydock's cogent comments for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Haydock Commentary
A Tribute to the editor's father on this Father's Day when we honor all family patriarchs living and dead
On this day we honor our Father Who gave us life, the fathers who gave us spiritual life through the grace of the sacraments in wiping away sin, both original and mortal, and the fathers who reared us and molded us in the Faith of our fathers, the editor asks your indulgence in republishing the tribute he wrote one year and and a few weeks ago in honoring the man who raised him as cradle Catholic and laid the foundations for his son to perpetuate the holy faith his dad converted to before marrying his mother back in that eventful year 1939 when World War loomed on the horizon. It was during the last year of Lowell Cain's life that his oldest son helped him rediscover the faith he remembered before Vatican II. Michael Cain shares his heartfelt tribute on this day we salute fathers everywhere with "Come, ye, blessed of My Father"
Because the Modernist jihad of Vatican II was so stealth, few saw it coming, even fewer see it now. It paved the way for another jihad. Yet 9-11 was not nearly as devastating as 10-11 for the latter has killed bodies, but the former has taken its toll in souls.
In the many editorials by Michael Cain over the years, the one chosen for this issue dates back over six years. Ever since September 11, 2001 it's been all about security; the loss of security, if you will and it has continued, not only in America but in conciliar-secular circles the world over. It's really nothing new as Cain first wrote back on the first anniversary of 9-11. The only security is in total fidelity to Christ and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. The rest is false security for he asks how secure have souls been for the past forty years? He lays out the conspiracy perpetrated by the Revolution within the Church in the 20th Century, the greatest, most devestating in the history of mankind and the sad fact that most Catholics are playing right into the hands of the Modernists in the 21st Century. During all this time right up to the present today in 2008 while attention was been diverted by the tragedy of 9-11, Catholics the world over have failed miserably to see, due to the smoke and mirrors erected so cleverly, the far, far worse holocaust - the Bargain of Baal - that has claimed millions, yea, billions of souls over the last four decades. He explains in his editorial from late summer of 2002, Well Before 9-11, There Was 10-11!
Nearly 1,700 years ago St. Basil the Great defined the condition of the counterfeit church of conciliarism today: "You have the Bishops against you. That proves that they are all against the Church."
Today's Doctor of the Church is another of the magnificent luminaries God rose up in the 4th century. The holy bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Basil the Great also 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. 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 is one of the few, along with Popes St. Leo I and St. Gregory I and St. Albert to be given the august title "Magnus" - great. For a profile of this holy Bishop and Doctor, see Orator of Orthodoxy
On this feast of the Church's holy "Hammer of Heretics" Saint Anthony of Padua, we illustrate how the world's most prolific true Catholic writer has been hammering modern heretics for many years.
Today we present the very first article Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey filed with The Daily Catholic way back in March 2001 when both Tom and this editor were still trapped in our own ignorance to the satanic wiles of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Since that time God has shed many graces upon us and Tom, primarily the grace of understanding the situation in the Church today. Since those days Tom has gone on to become the most prolifi Catholic writer in the world through his well-documented journey to the fullness of the Faith. It began back at the beginning of this millenninum and he identifies many of the same culprits who today continue to run amok unchecked by corrupt regimes at the highest echelons in both congressional and conciliar circles. Silence is supposed to be golden, but in his very first piece on The Daily Catholic he showed that by silent consent of sin Blood Money Talks
One of the most beloved saints in the entire Church Triumphant, many consider him a gentle saint as he is so often depicted in his love for the Christ Child. Because of his love for Jesus and His Church, St. Anthony was anything but gentle on those who sought to deceive the faithful through heresy.
Today is the Double Feast of the holy Franciscan and Doctor of the Church Saint Anthony of Padua who died on this date in 1231 at the early age of 36. Upon his death church bells rang throughout Italy, in many with no human person ringing the bells. People attributed the bellringers to the angels who had come to earth to ring them as children wailed in the streets crying aloud, "Our dear father, Anthony is dead." But his spirit and on-going miraculous wonders have lived on for nearly eight centuries. He is the patron saint of the poor and oppressed and the one to whom so many pray to when something or someone is lost. He so wanted to convert the Moors and was willing to be martyred. Where are the St. Anthonys today when the infidels are overrunning Christianity? For more on St. Anthony, see Hammer of Heretics
The conciliar church is the naked church. There are millions of stories of those who cling to a new institution which cannot see that their emperor is not wearing any clothes. This is just one of those stories of one who had the courage to go against the grain, to upset the apple cart, and cry out to the blind-obedience robots of the Novus Ordo Village what is so obvious: You're going the wrong way!
John Gregory files an account of his own personal journey to Truth. He hopes that by sharing the obstacles and questions he faced, others will have the courage to get up out of their rut and challenge those who cannot give honest answers. As long as those in the conciliar church continue to be mindless robots blindly obeying whatever they're told, they will not realize they are being greatly deceived and their own salvation in peril. The path John took parallels many others who have discovered what was wrong and got off their duffs because they valued the welfare of their souls. It is a difficult journey, a lonely one, and one that leads inevitably back to the catacombs where the Truths and Traditions remain the same for the truth can never be altered and never has been or will be at the Altars where the True Latin Mass is said. John presents his candid account of The Journey to Truth
The Roman historian Tertullian said, 'From the Blood of the Martyrs come the seeds of Christianity' and indeed martyrdom has become a lost art thanks to the homogonized compromise consciousness of the conciliar church. If only more realized that from the loving lactose of martydom come unending, pure graces flowing like milk and honey over souls. Need we say more? Got Milk?
We hear a lot about martyrdom which doesn't seem to phase the Modernists today. To the conciliar church it is not about suffering for souls, but rather establishing "peace and justice" in a temporal world that will end. Thus we present Gabriel Garnica's excellent piece first presented in early November of 2005 on martyrdom. In it he outlined the three truths of martyrdom. There are close to 2000 canonized saints and yet the holy martyrs who gave their lives for Christ in the first three centuries number close to 11 million or more. Those martyred for the Faith went straight to Heaven to join the Church Triumphant. They are an inspiration to every Catholic and Gabriel pointed out that we should pay attention because with the situation the way it is today, it could very well not be if we might suffer martyrdom for the Faith, but when and how. Traditional Catholics are well aware of the Dry Martyrdom they undergo in keeping the Faith in the face of abuse, slander and other kinds of mental and even physical persecution. In his artile, Gabriel lists the various kinds of martyrdom and if we are not willing to carry our cross all the way to Calvary, we cannot be His disciples. Gabriel explained in his column The Milk of Martyrdom
Has anyone ever realized why Mary has been seen weeping by visionaries? Could it be because they have strayed so far from her divine Son? Could it also be that she cries because so many souls are heading to perdition?
On the feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Cyndi Cain reaches ahead sixteen years to 1846 to share the significance of the apparition of Our Lady of LaSalette. The Blessed Mother's Church-approved message has been, for the most part, hidden and dismissed by operatives of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Cyndi points out how, from early in the 19th Century, Heaven provided all the help necessary to stave off the Great Apostasy and still we didn't listen. From the Miraculous Medal to our Lady's copious tears to the Sun spinning it would seem man has been deaf and dumb to all Heaven has warned. Now we face exactly what our laxity has asked for: Rome has lost the faith and become the seat of the antichrist. Will we continue in the perilous path or turn back to God before it is too late? Have we not learned from the mistakes of the Jews of the Old Testament, even when we have the powerful aid of God's Own Mother to guide us? Our Lady of Perpetual Help is perpetually trying to help. The problem lies with those she's seeking to protect and warn. Cyndi shares why, at LaSalette, Our Lady Wept for a Reason
Though a blur to most, and snuck in so seditiously and secretly at Vatican II by none other than Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, what subsisted in Lumen Gentium caused the spark of aggiornamento and ecumenism that has raged into a holocaust of souls, responsible for the scorched faith of billions for well over four decades.
Because of its vital importance, we bring you this benchmark masterpiece by Griff Ruby so that you may revisit again or read for the first time all he has presented. To so many this piece presents one of the greatest arguments to expose the very point of how, when, what, where, who and especially why modern Rome broke away from Eternal Rome. We have compiled his six-part installments into one compendium that ran as one back in September 2005 so you can see all the components and nuances and undeniable facts that prove Griff's point. The title itself best describes the subterfuge as Griff takes us past the spin right through the skin to the bare bones and then fleshes out what really happened in 1964. Griff lays it all out in his series we've entitled for this issue Down the Yellow Brick Road to Apostasy: The Lumen Gentium Syndrome
A true fisher of men would never weaken his net by weaving it with anything but the strong hemp of grace and virtue and the uncompromising fiber of the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Dialogue and Compromise weaken the strands of faith and unravel in the face of turbulence, causing countless souls to become prey to the infernal predators of the deep.
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
A Fishing Expedition for the Ages...All Ages for All Ages
To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. Today for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, the theme is those creatures swimming in the sea of fallen human nature in this world and who can only be rescued through the grace of God via those He has sent to reel in souls as fishers of men. St. Peter is the chief fishermen and, despite his temerity, our Lord knew the mettle of the man He tabbed to head His Church on earth and had no compuntion in commanding His disciples to "launch out into the deep" for souls, not fish as we see in Fr. Haydock's cogent comments for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Haydock Commentary
Tempest in a Teampot: Mama mia, Italian conciliarists much more clever and cunning in concealing sodomite pedophilia and the conciliar Modernist Vatican is well aware of the cover up.
Atila Sinke Guimar„es delves beneath the rhetoric to reveal the facts that the conciliar hierarchy in Italy is a tempest of tenacity and terror in harming souls as bad as America's sorry lot of potentates posing as bishops, albeit even posturing that they are 'Catholic.' We know from Catholic truth that they cannot possibly be by their actions and our Lord's stern remander in St. Luke 17: 2. He shows that it's not just an 'American problem' but a conciliar-wide problem in concert with the bad tree Christ refers to in St. Matthew 7: 15-20 The difference, as Atila points out in his most recent piece on TIA, is the fact that the Italian press and civic authorities can be bought off and do not possess the tenacity of the voracious media in the U.S. Nevertheless, the same criminal acts continue to be committed, raping innocent bodies and souls of their innocence. Woe be unto those who have allowed it from BeneRatz down. Atila lays out the evidence and devastation in his article Priestly Pedophilia Concealed in Italy
The Assault on Catholic Tradition continues unabated as the conciliar ecumaniacs bend over backward to placate and justify the sins of Christ's enemies, planting their poison in the malleable youth purposely for a world media event that will give concession to the world, the flesh, and the devil. It will not be the "Way of the Cross" but rather the "Way of the Crossed"...which, in fact will be for those who buy into the watered-down pabulum the "Way of the Cursed"!?!
Dr. Marian Therese Horvat has filed more evidence that nothing is sacred to conciliarists as those fully in charge condone the total deCatholicization of the meaning of the Stations of the Cross with the new Oceania13 stations that will be unveiled in August. As Marian documents this action is not Catholic and causes great scandal. In the ecumaniacal bent BeneRatz continues on there is no consideration for offending Christ and His holy Mother Mary. Instead the Blessed Mother is de-emphasized with omission of the moving meditative 4th station and the 13th, a station that inspired quite possibly the most magnificent masterpiece in marble - Michelangelo's Pieta. How exactly now will the Modernists explain that statue residing in St. Peter's? "Oh, it didn't really happen that way,' they'll rationalize just as they've rationalized everything else in destroying the Faith and souls. Can't have anything that would indiate Catholics believe in importance of sacrifice and the signifiance of miracles. That's another reason the station where Veronia wipes the face of Jesus has been eliminated. What needs to be countermanded is the whole conciliar catastrophe that has produced no good fruit because it is a bad tree governed by men who are against Christ and cause so much scandal. Sadly there aren't enough mill-stones to go around. See Marian's article, Stations of the Cross Changed for WYD-2008
While Palonium-210 is deadly, it can only kill the body. Just as our Lord warned, beware of he who can kill both the body and the soul. You might call the one that can kill the soul the most dangerous venom out there. It's a viral strain of the lethal toxin: Conciliarium-666 carried by the deadly contagion VaticanusSecundus contra Catholicos.
We wanted to feature the latest article by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey for it addresses the key problem today, the real crux of the issue that no one is willing to confront within conciliar circles. After all, what exactly can ever be good about poison? Absolutely nothing! Tom brings this home only too well in treating the causes and effects of mammon's revenge with the deadly dose of Polonoium-210 that eliminated a former KGB agent Colonel Alexander Litvenko, no doubt ordered by another former KGB head Vladimir Putin. Our Lady specifically zeroed in on Russia in 1917. Since then Russia's errors have run amok in the world and, as many are realizing, are so prevalent in the highest echelons of the conciliar church. Recall Roncalli's clandestine Pact of Metz just prior to the opening of Vatican II in 1962, which essentially sold out to the Soviet hammer and sickle and caused the martyrdom of Catholics behind the iron curtain, well over triple the number who died at Auschwitz. Then you had Cardinal Konig who sided with the Reds against Cardinal Mindzenty and betrayed so many Catholics in the Eastern Bloc. And, of course, who can forget that the seditious subterfuge continued with solid suspicions that Karol Wojtyla was a Communist Secret agent himself? Makes sense when you dissect his history and the devastation he wrought in perpetuating Vatican II's heretical reforms. Regardless, Tom re-emphasizes over and over a simple fact that St. Augustine brought home and Pope Leo XIII reminded all that with one drop of poison anyone can be infected and fall not only from grace, but fall into the abyss without full repentance. You'll note how many conciliarist hierarchs have repented over the last forty-plus years. Right. Practically nada. Typical behavior of one who, like Litvinenko, lived by deceit and died by deceit traits only two obvious in the two men at the top of the Kremlin and conciliar church today, respectively (not to be confused with respectfully). Tom ties it all in with his article No Cure for Polonium-210
The storm warnings are everywhere. It's time to batten the hatches, strap in and ride the rough waves ahead as the winds of change - read apostasy, tolerance, perversion and outright rebellion against Christ and His holy Church - whip against the soul of man. If you are not anchored in the truths and traditions passed down, you will be capsized and engulfed in the volatile vortex leading to the infernal abyss. Don't say you weren't warned.
To make a tree grow straight and tall, it needs a lot of wind. Well, you asked for it because we're in for a storm to end all storms. You know the signs, the very ones Christ identified in St. Matthew 24. Are you ready? Let's hope and pray your roots are firmly planted on firm foundation, deeply embedded in the rocksolid truths and traditions of holy Mother Church. The operation of error engulfs more every day, satan has satiated consciences. The lukewarm continue to languish in ever greater numbers, seemingly oblivious to what is so obvious on the near horizon. It's coming faster than you may think as events, not to mention consequences, spiral out of control, knocking common sense, decency and goodness off its proverbial axis. That wobble you've felt from Rome to Beijing to Washington D.C. to San Francisco to Sydney and all points in between, should shake you into hying yourself to the nearest traditional priest to cleanse your soul and light your lamp before the Bridegroom cometh and all else is plunged into darkness. The times we are in and the even more ominous period we are entering are not to be taken lightly. Editor Michael Cain identifies the more obvious signs in his commentary
Preparing for the Perfect Storm
To enhance today's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. Today for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, we encounter one of the most oft quoted passages of Sacred Scripture, the eighth verse of chapter five of the first epistle of St. Peter whereby Christ's chosen first Pope employs the imagery of the devil being like a roaring lion always on the prowl to devour souls. That is why it ties in so well with today's Gospel of the rejoicing of one sinner returning to the fold. With satan roaming it truly is a victory worth celebrating when a soul is saved from this savage unearthly beast. Third Sunday after Pentecost Haydock Commentary
Yep, we've corralled the problems with the computer. Despite all the refurbishments, labor hours and costs put into it by the technicians, they finally informed us there is only so much that can be done with the Windows 98 configuration in these times when the horses have been let out of the barn, so to speak, and few software programs support the "maverick" Win98SE systems any more. Nevertheless, the old "mule" has served us well and we're not ready to put her out to pasture just yet, so we'll continue to plod along with old reliable as best we can. She's been washed, all systems groomed and defragged, pumped up with extra RAM added to her stable. So far in test runs out of the gate her gait is encouraging, no thanks to Bill Gates. It might take some time to get the bridle broken in and the reins back in form and much longer to sort through the thousands upon thousands of e-mails that clogged the roundup and delayed our progress. We also have to answer the hundreds of viable e-mails that are backlogged as a result of the delays. So please be patient, pardners, and enjoy daily publication once again as The Daily Catholic continues to focus on seriously herding souls for our Lord and our Lady and holy Mother Church.Michael Cain, editor