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"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost, his theme is that Jesus Christ is the Perfect Man, and indeed He is. Father reminds us that long before He was born, His story was being told in the Old Testament by the Prophets of Old. The people then did not fully grasp it just as the people today do not grasp it. Yet the Holy Scriptures are so clear that one wonders why all cannot see the evident truths set down by the Prophets and fulfilled in the accounts of the four Evangelists on the Source of all truth, the One Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. In these troubled times those who reject this Manifest Truth are doing all they can to eradicate from memory of the masses any thought of or remembrance of Him, perverting the Natural Law, revising history to dare to announce He never existed, to denying the Holy Sacrifice which He Himself said 'Do this in remembrance of Me.' The Traditional Truth Patrol needs to rev it up a few notches and remind all of these very truths instead of bahhing with the rest of the spineless sheep as the hireling shepherds herd them closer to the slippery slope. We don't need road maps, we don't need innovations or novelties, we don't need to dialogue with other religions but only seek salvation in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church which Jesus Himself founded on the approval of God the Father and to which He left His Spirit - the Holy Ghost. Through this Triune Divinity we have the perfect formula laid out in the perfect log of God's law and legacy for the only Link between Heaven and earth is the Second Person of the Trinity. It is foolish to look anywhere else as Father explains in his sermon "He has done all things well"
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents today a must reading for every family to read and discern as he takes us through paragraph by paragraph of a love story for the ages and a guarantee of happiness as he shows how to love God more in letting go of the world - in other words, let go and let God. He cites the refusal to do this as the main reason there are so few true vocations today because love of self trumps love not only of God, but of working toward true happiness. Why is it so few want to delay working to shorten their time in Purgatory while they're still on this earth so they won't spend so much time there when they get there, if they get there!?! Would one rather wait in line here on earth, or for an interminable time that could be mighty long after we die? It is a fair question and in it Father has pinpointed the major problem today with the Christian mindset that they think they can have their cake and eat it too. Not so as Our Lord has said in Luke 10: 38-39. If we're not willing to fall in love with God now, what guarantee do we have that God will take us up as a suitor down the line? Sincerity is a two-way street and so far it's really only a one-way with man putting up the roadblocks. Father explains that the more one loves self and things of this world, the less will one be happy in this life and that creates a problem for assuring happiness in the next. As usual we are grateful to Maria Hughes for sending Father's latest essay titled Wholehearted Love
Living in Tradition
In concert with Fr. Wathen's essay above, we provide a short primer on how and what to teach the children, especially this summer with one month of summer vacation until the school year begins. We preface it with an inspiring short piece by Timothy A. Duff entitled, "Why me?" which gives one much food for thought. We have combined Tim Duff's inspirational short piece with the short primer of what Traditional Catholics can teach their children this summer and throughout the year. The latter was found in the vestibule of Tim's traditional church and, in concert with Father James Wathen's essay on wholehearted love today, gives a practical how-to manual for readers everywhere for putting virtue into practice. Tim's piece, which we have placed here instead of his regular Fiat Voluntas Dei series because of its brevity, is an excellent illustration of how we should look at God in all humility and gratefulness as His servants - as holy slaves of Jesus and Mary. Jesus said in Mark 10: 14, "Suffer the little children to come to Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God." As Traditional Catholics, we can veer from this message for the lure of the world, especially during the carefree and sweltering months of July and August, can dull the importance of daily working at teaching our children - no matter what age - what is important and how we can carry our cross daily, loving God all the more and practice the virtues in a Catholic's necessary quest for holiness. We furnish here, along with Tim's preface, a seven-point primer, which embodies the simplicity of what God is reminding us to be vigilant and, as responsible Catholics and parents, to Teach the Children
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
Griff Ruby diffuses the idea many Novus Ordinarians launch that Traditional Catholics only attend the Traditional Latin Mass out of preference. That's the shallow thinking of those who have been so dumbed down that they fail to realize why Catholics have no choice but to attend the True Mass. Though it may be a liturgical preference to many, that is not the reason Traditional Catholics make such amazing sacrifices to drive hours and hundreds of miles to attend the True Latin Mass. It is because in the Holy Sacrifice, decreed by St. Pius V to be said "in perpetuity," is the only true Catholic worship of a propitiatory nature in which the Sacrifice of Calvary is re-enacted in an unbloody manner; something which the Novus Ordo is not because it is a man-made, synthetic and poisonous rite, and that is why every Catholic needs to realize staying with the Novus Ordo only leads to further confusion and eventual entrapment, and to all who think they need to attend the Novus Ordo out of obedience: Why be a glutton for punishment? If you are within striking distance of the Vatican II venom, their fangs will reach you. For the sake of your soul hie thee out of the viper's pit of the conciliar church as fast as you can! Your eternal life depends on it! Griff explains in his column Novus Ordo "Suffering"
Fiat Voluntas Dei
Timothy Duff, long considered an expert on The Mystical City of God by Venerable Mary of Jesus of Agreda, completes this specific 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 definitive work that best explains the life of the Mother of God - the Blessed Virgin Mary and much about her Divine Son Jesus Christ. Today Tim illustrates how the City of God helps so much in living from Communion to Communion and staying in communion with Jesus and His Blessed Mother. We are the most privileged and blessed to be able to receive the Bread of Angels and reading the City of God brings home how important and awe-inspiring reception of the Holy Eucharist is in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and should give each person a far greater and deeper perspective on the Holy Mass' significance and help each person to better prepare and live in grace between Masses. Tim shows the significance of beginning to prepare on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Sunday Mass in imitation of Our Lady in remembering the Passion of her Divine Son. Tim explains and documents in Part Eight of his series Mystica Civitate Dei The Importance of The Mystical City of God
On The BattleLine
Atila Sinke Guimar„es documents the exodus of the conciliar hierarchy from the certain Catholic truths on Judaism always held by Holy Mother Church by citing examples of how the conciliar popes have sabotaged a long list of pre-Vatican II Roman Pontiffs and Saints who asserted the position Catholics must take, for the sake of their own souls, that of extreme caution in regard to the Jews. This was never considered anti-Semitic for the Church preached against such prejudice towards any race, but not in regards to religion for the Jewish religion was abrogated by God Himself through His Divine Son. To encourage, as the conciliar popes have done and continue to do with modern Rome kowtowing to whatever Israel dictates and Benedict's upcoming visit to a Synagogue where he will pray in Yiddish, these things surely contradict Our Lord's charge in Mark 16: 15-16 and therefore cannot be Catholic. The whole concept of patronizing the Zionists began at Vatican II and has only intensified the longer the conciliarists barge onward in undermining Catholic doctrine. Atila provides the evidence in his Bird's Eye View column Benedict's Upcoming Visit to the Synagogue of Cologne.
Traditional Insights
Mario Derksen continues in his refutation of Kenneth Whitehead's arguments for justifying the ecumenical movement begun at Vatican II. Basing Catholic truth on Pope Pius XI's encyclical condemning ecumenism Mortalium animos, Mario shows how any variation from the Catholic Faith in action, gesture or words gives scandal and the appearance of, if not actual, heresy. This week he expands on the double standard obvious from the double speak of Vatican II where the conciliar idiots not only heretically contradict the dogma of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus but contradict themselves in trying to justify such ecumaniacal rubbish. Mario points out the true Catholic stance as professed up through Pope Pius XII and then asks what exactly changed between his death in 1958 and 1965. The answer on the Protestant side is nothing, yet the ecumaniacs bend over backward to compromise the Catholic Faith in order to placate their non-Catholic 'brethren.' The Apostle Paul nailed the problem very clearly in Galatians 1: 8-11 for if one seeks to please man rather than God, they are not only not servants of Christ but are NOT Catholic. Mario explains further the obvious double standard that manifests itself so blatantly when it comes to quickly dismissing Traditional Catholics as "not in communion with" while the Protestants are in "imperfect union with". Mario exposes the insanity of this in Part Eight An Attempt at a Defense (3)
FOCUS
If only Gary L. Morella were on the confirming committee for Supreme Court, we could be assured that the person confirmed would be a man not only we could be proud of, but God would be proud of. Gary focuses on the Supreme Court issue and John Roberts in particular and applies the wisdom of Augustine and Aquinas to the unlawful laws of abortion and sodomy today, showing very clearly that by advice and consent those who subscribe to these laws are going against the natural law and that goes for those who buy into the authority of unjust judges. Gary challenges John Roberts to show he is truly Catholic by standing without compromise for the eternal truths of his Catholic Faith and do all in his power to overturn unjust laws such as Roe vs. Wade for starters. Gary magnificently lays out the argument from the Angelic Doctor to Pope Pius XI's certainly clear encyclical Casti Connubii to other writers in bringing home the point that one - whether politician or judge - can never check their faith and belief at the door. Gary explains in his excellent essay We Want a Supreme Court, Not a Supreme "Farce"
Gabriel's Clarion
With this essay, Gabriel begins a multi-part series which we are calling "Incorrigible Dirigibles" in comparing the liberal factions to blimps full of hot air which nevertheless cast a dark shadow over today's values and morals. In the manner of the Tower of Babel-like zeppelin "Hindenburg," so also these pompous, progressive windbags are full of gaseous, nauseous ideas that can be most dangerous if one seeks to hook a ride on such nonsense. In that same vein, they have nowhere to go but down. One must realize they are highly inflammable and the nearer they float toward the fires of hell, the more combustible souls become who are in their path, beneath them, or, God forbid, their passenger. A petard is just that, a case containing explosives. In this first installment, Gabriel shows the ridiculousness and hypocrisy of the organization known as PETA which places animal rights above human rights in their crusade to save the cats, mice, fish and fowl but let the innocent unborn babies be mercilessly slaughtered! The Jewish sector doesn't seem to have a problem with that, but, as Gabriel points out, those who value salvation had better realize the insanity of such thinking; otherwise such a cavalier attitude toward the sanctity of life will manifest all the more a reason for God to roil and thunder and allow those who turn against His Laws to broil. That is why Gabriel pulls no punches in telling it like it is with Part One of the "Incorrigible Dirigibles" with his column The PETA Petard: Hypocrisy for the Birds!
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, he points out how many Spiritual Gifts God has bestowed on His children, but many take it for granted, not realizing inside they are rotting sepulchres who castigate the pious, the poor, the publican. We can have all the talent in the world but if we do not have the peace of God and the graces available by adhering to the Divine Will, then we are prey for the roaring lion - the devil in disguise - who, through charlatans of every cloth, through shallow values, through false prophets and the godless secularism so prevalent everywhere today, we are defenseless against the fallen angel lucifer who transforms into the fanged mangy cat on the prowl for souls. Father reminds us that the evil one mocks God by imitating Him, appropriately called "the ape of God" whose screeching alerts the predators of perdition throughout the lustful lush and deadly jungle of this world. To avoid the traps, to hover above the tangling vines, we need the light of the Holy Ghost to illuminate our way, to provide a safety net against the wiles and deceits of the devil. Only grace can do that and God gives it so lovingly. Why are we such ungrateful stewards? Father wonders, especially in light of what Our Lord promises as he emphasizes in his sermon "If God has so loved us"
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
Griff Ruby takes a vacation this week from his hard-hitting, eye-opening apologetic essays to bring us a simple parable - if you will - in going back to school - back to the school of simplicity where, with the wisdom of Solomon, a prudent nun reaches and possibly alters the lives of two young minds with practical application of how we must love our neighbor and look forward to doing it. Griff illustrates how an elementary religious conveys it so very elementary, as easy as ABC. God makes it so simple, it is man who complicates things. If we strive to love God and do His will, we can't help but love our neighbor, and put down our 'spitwads' whether they be words or actions. Can We Pray For Our Enemies?
HOT ISSUES
Gary L. Morella weighs in with his cogent words about the aberration that occurred this week north of the border when Canada became the fourth country globally to sell out to satan lock, stock and barrel by legalizing an unnatural law that is diametrically and diabolically opposed to God's Natural Law. Now Canadian souls are even more vulnerable, especially with the lukewarm 'Catholic bishops' who, when push comes to shove, show themselves to be sniveling cowards, swatting away the welfare of souls like ping-pong balls bouncing into eternal perdition. Is there a St. John Fisher in the bunch? Or a St. Thomas More in government? Doesn't look like it! Gary points out that we have brought this upon ourselves by buying into the rot that contraception is justified, which has only made it all that much easier for satan to populate hell while enticing men and women to not procreate and take responsibility for life for offspring. Yes, we are reaping the 'fruits' of the barren lustful generations with abortion, contraception, adultery, pornography, and sodomy. And people are offended when those who respect and fear God warn people that these natural disasters and man-made disasters - namely terrorism, Islamism, Modernism, Globalism for a One World Order and every other ism including infiltration and pollution in His Church - are the last warnings of a Heavenly Father Who can no longer stay back His hand of Justice. Are we so overconfident, proud and that stupid not to connect the dots and see the causes and effects of a civilization when they turn their backs on God's Laws? Evidently we are. Gary explains in his commentary The Canadian Canard
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 definitive work that best explains the life of the Mother of God - the Blessed Virgin Mary and much about her Divine Son Jesus Christ. Today Tim emphasizes the importance of the City of God and the necessity to apply it to our daily lives by willingly giving ourselves to Jesus and Mary as Their Holy Slaves to do with as They wilt. That, as Tim points out, is true freedom, while worldly freedom is, in truth, slavery to Lucifer. Whose master do we choose to be shackled to - the holy or the unholy? It's a no-brainer for those who love God and have the fear of God in them and City of God is an excellent how-to in living as St. Louis de Montfort so excellently conveyed. Tim explains and documents in Part Seven of his series Mystica Civitate Dei The Importance of The Mystical City of God
Traditional Insights
Mario Derksen continues in his refutation of Kenneth Whitehead's arguments for justifying the ecumenical movement begun at Vatican II. Basing Catholic truth on Pope Pius XI's encyclical condemning ecumenism Mortalium animos, Mario shows how any variation from the Catholic Faith in action, gesture or words gives scandal and the appearance of, if not actual, heresy. Derksen picks up where he left last week and expands his argument by illustrating just a few actions and gestures that prove the conciliar church has veered far from the Catholic path. He backs this up with Pope Pius XII's warning against false oecumenism in his encyclicalHumani generis and the Church's Instruction on the Ecumenical Movement, ushered in 1949 where the Holy Father identified the dangerous infifferentism that can arise. Mario explains in Part Seven An Attempt at a Defense (2)
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, continues, in honor of the Month of the Most Precious Blood, his treatise on its significance. He cites St. Paul's words to the Ephesians, specifically showing the definite abrogation of the Jews as the exclusive chosen people for, as Father points out, Heaven was opened for all - Jew and Gentile, but only if they follow the divine formula of the New Covenant and use the tools for redemption - His Church and sacraments - made manifest in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for which, through the merits of Jesus Christ, the fruits of that Sacrifice for all can be realized only "for the many" - Pro Multis - who adhere to the truths handed down in His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. It is there and only there where, through the Holy Mass, God's message cannot be changed, but His message can change us if we are loyal to Him and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church He founded: the Church which upholds the only true sacrifice pleasing to God - the Traditional Latin Mass as infallibly decreed by St. Pius V must be said "in perpetuity." As usual we are grateful to Maria Hughes for sending Father's latest essay titled The Precious Blood of Christ Part Two
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica offers the lasso of faith, hope and charity in warning all of the marauders who have galloped across the last 40 years. With apologies to Grantland Rice, we paraphrase the following: Outlined against the black and white tenets of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, the Four Horsemen have galloped. In the Apocalypse they are known as famine, pestilence, destruction and death. These are only aliases to the New Order. Their real names are Feelings, Unity, Self and Pride. They formed the crest of the ecumenical cyclone before which another fighting force - the noble Church Militant - was swept over the precipice as countless souls looked on, hapless, dumb-struck sheep, bleating in blind obedience to the bewildering panorama stampeding across the wide arid-gray expanse of lukewarm hearts. Gabriel identifies the bandits upon their steeds in his column The Four Horsemen of The New Order
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost, he shows the truths of St. Paul's words in Galatians 1: 8, 9 of the anathema being foisted on the faithful by the conciliar church which hopes to influence many with the lie of evolving doctrine. Yes, the modernists posit that man is so much more capable of rationalizing and correcting the 'errors' of those who were steeped in the Faith but, according to the apostate leaders of the new church, didn't have the 'fullness of truth' that we of this enlightened age have today. That is why so many opinions of heretics have taken over doctrine, turning Catholics into non-Catholics, often even non-Christians by embracing the skimble-skamble of those who now look for ways to eliminate the necessity of Baptism. Can we not see the great elation of hell rumbling forth in mocking laughter at this anathema which today is no longer considered anathema sit by the conciliarists but rather 'progress'? That is why Father reminds us of today's Gospel when our Lord was teaching daily in the temple and that we had best make a decisive turn to stand fast to the traditions handed down for we know not the time of visitation. In this same gospel Christ clearly identifies what the conciliarists have made of His Church today - a den of thieves; robbers who have twisted so many truths that they trip over their own lies and kill souls with the nonsense that Baptism is no longer necessary. That could be because ecumenism and Baptism do not mix; only conversion and Baptism. Conversion and Traditionalism are the only things the modernist church hold as anathema today. Such is the sad state of the Vatican II church as Father points out in his sermon Simple Hopes and Decisive Turns
The Sanity of Sanctity
Down through the ages Mount Carmel has been a rock of inspiration and sanctification from the time of Elias to present day. The story of Carmel is prose, poetry and prayer and basically the benchmark of the Blessed Virgin Mary's integral role as Advocate, Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces. Carmel has been favored by Our Lady as foretold in the Old Testament and as manifested to St. Simon Stock in 1251 when she bestowed on him the Brown Scapular and the amazing promise of ultimate salvation to all who abide by the rules of the Scapular. In addition, at Lourdes the Blessed Mother appeared to Bernadette as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on this day 147 years ago and in the same heavenly garb on her final apparition at Fatima on October 13, 1917. We provide a thorough backgrounder on the meaning and magnificence of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and its history, masterfully conveyed by Dom Prosper Gueranger in his masterpiece The Liturgical Year as well as the Act of Consecration to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in honor of today's Double Major Commemoration in a feature we have chosen to call The Lasting Magnificence, Grace, and Power of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
Back in late May and early June, we ran Griff Ruby's two-part essay titled "Project Harvest Moon and Pope Gregory XVII" in which he effectively showed that, as much as many want the "Siri Theory" to be true, it is not possible for the clock has run out on this thesis. End of story, right? Not quite. One somewhat well-known public figure took issue with Griff and his syllogisms. Normally, as we preface to Griff's response in our Editor's Forward, we wouldn't run comments from readers disagreeing with various articles or we'd never have time to publish a regular issue, but the editor provides five reasons why it is necessary this time - with the main underlying current being that Griff's response strengthens his arguments all the more. Thus, when challenged by a die-hard Siri theorist, Griff shows he's up to the task. As you can see there won't be any shying away from controversy or personal questions as Griff masterfully answers the "last hurrah" of the Siri Thesis, going through the full letter from Jim Condit, Jr. in emphasizing how his argument that Lumen Gentium was factually and actually "the straw that broke the camel's back." Griff also strengthens his points on why his arguments hold much more credibility and fact than any other theories posited anywhere, anytime. He tackles all comers head on with his response, which we've titled Harvest Moon Revisited
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 definitive work that best explains the life of the Mother of God - the Blessed Virgin Mary and much about her Divine Son Jesus Christ. Today Tim provides the proof of the pudding: the fruits of the work through conversions and vocations just as Jesus assures for a "good tree: in Matthew 7 and The Mystical City of God is a very, very good tree; most probably outside of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Rosary and Holy Scripture, the most fruitful in the sanctification of souls. He documents just an inkling of the great fruits produced by this masterful manuscript preserved for our time as Tim explains and documents in Part Six of his series Mystica Civitate Dei The Excellence of The Mystical City of God
Traditional Insights
Having completed the "gems from the past series" on "The Truth About Ecumenism" with last week's fifth installment on Pope Pius XI's encyclical condemning ecumenism Mortalium animos, Mario Derksen picks up where he left off last July with Part Six in which he refutes the feeble attempts by conciliar shills to justify the unjustifiable. Mario shreds the arguments of one of the leading defenders of Vatican II - Dr. Kenneth D. Whitehead - which appeared in last year's issue of Homiletic and Pastoral Review. With the ecumania actually accelerating under Benedict XVI it is vital to bring the evil of ecumenism to light. In this installment Mario goes point by point in bursting the balloon of hot air launched by the conciliarists and without an inflated appearance that "things are better", Mario shows the bubble of bafflegab for what it really is - an illusion that has evolved into full-blown heresy in rejecting the dogmas and wisdom of the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. Mario syllogizes how the heresy of ecumenism leads to indifferentism as has been so obvious over the past several decades, intensifying now all the more. Truly the conciliar church is collapsing because a house built on sand cannot stand. Mario explains in Part Six An Attempt at a Defense (1)
Pro-Life Prescriptions
With the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reject the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, Dr. Frank Joseph registers his indignation that this judicial tyranny, which Gabriel Garnica zeroed in on yesterday, is running amok and, like Gabriel, 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!" It all comes down to, as Frank points out that never have the opportunities been more available for President Bush to appoint more men like Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court bench in the quest to rid this land of the grievous sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance. Of course, as Frank shows, few know this because those entrusted with the spiritual welfare of souls have abrogated their responsibility because they are curs of the Democratic Party and a curse to the sanctity of life. Frank explains in his column The Gall! How Dare They!?!
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica focuses on two rogues who were in the news over the past week or so; one is Sandra Day O'Connor, wearing a black robe who has announced her retirement from the Supreme Court, and the other Roger Mahony, wearing the red robes of the cardinalate, who unfortunately has not announced such but many are demanding his resignation and rightly so. Neither of these two modernists are friends of the innocent unborn, as evidenced by their actions and track-record. Now there is a battle for O'Connor's replacement and pro-life forces are mobilizing, but one place to not look for much help is the USCCB for whether in purple or the scarlet, they, as well as their colleagues on the bench, have sold out to mammon as Sunday's gospel relates. The truth is these Robed Marauders in the Courts, Chanceries, and Curia have blackened hearts and bloody hands that can only be cleansed by willingly presenting themselves before the Supreme Judge to be washed in His Most Precious Blood. That can only be done by uncompromisingly respecting God's Laws and reinforcing these commandments in all they are responsible for. Gabriel explains in his column When Black Robes turn Red and Red Robes turn Black
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost, he emphasizes that we sow what we reap and in the case of laws that go against God's Commandments and the Natural Law, we have sown chaos for God withdraws His graces from those who persist in neglecting His will.Father shows that we are in the mess we are in - in all aspects of life - our homes, church and society - because we have not been vigilant and stood for Christ. It is more evidence that the Supreme Court is in no way supreme but rather very vulgar in more ways than one and an aberration to not only God Himself, but all those who upheld His laws prior to the judicial tyranny and ecclesial rebellion that have so ravaged civilization over the past 30 to 40 years. The same goes for the usurpers who have hijacked the Church. The key is exactly what Paul speaks of in today's Epistle - to conquer the flesh for from the flesh come a multitude of sins. Look at the scandals and lack of fruits today for proof of this. As Jesus highlights in today's Gospel, "give an account of thy stewardship" and that accounting cannot be hidden when judgment time is nigh. Yet rather than taking this divine advice to heart, this disobedient generation seem to be far 'wiser' than the children of light. It brings into focus Our Lord's haunting words completing today's Gospel to make friends of mammon when one has persistently been disobedient to God. In other words, even the all-merciful and loving Son of God has said that those who reject Him and His teaching are worthy of the fate of destitution and destruction, for only through His True Church is their salvation. Those who do not grasp that, who think they have a better idea - be they 'shepherds' in the conciliar church, judges and politicians in government, or ostriches in society who refuse to recognize the truth, they are all part and parcel of The Disobedient Generation
Traditional Thoughts
Father Yves le Roux, rector of St. Thomas Seminary for the Society of St. Pius X in Winona, Minnesota, weighs in with a brief meditation on trust in God and how easy it is to submit to the taunts of the evil one that God is not there, that He is too busy for caring, or that one can do everything without his hope. All this is built on the devil's hope that one will despair and abandon the path of holiness. That is what satan is counting on. The basic truth is that only by trusting totally in God can we fend off the fiery arrows of the satanic archer that constantly peppers hearts and souls into thinking they can achieve holiness on their own. Father explains in his letter "To Be Sure of God as of a Family Friend"
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
Griff Ruby heats up the oven of traditional kibitzing by reminding us all of our need to not get too close to the flames. Traditional Catholics have a tendency to do a slow burn over the way they had formerly been deceived in their Novus Ordo days, but Griff says it will do no good to resent it for we'll be turned into worthless pretzels, twisting in the winds of regret and bitterness. Rather, we should be happy we have finally realized the Perfect Banquet is the infrangible Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as infallibly decreed to be said "in perpetuity" by Pope St. Pius V in ratifying the infallible, dogmatic decrees of Trent and seek to bring more to this same necessary ideal for salvation. Our Lord asserts in Matthew 5: 13 that as traditional Catholics we should be the salt of the earth, but if that salt lose its savor it is worth nothing. So also if we tie ourselves up in knots worrying over what this conciliar 'bishop' did or that Novus Ordinarian believes then we become agitated and salt-less twisted dough good for nothing but being ground into meal for the vultures of vice. If we do nothing but point fingers, we get twisted into narrow-thinking Pharisaec pretzels. Ouch! Griff explains why it does no good to go off half-baked in his column Lose the Attitude
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 definitive work that best explains the life of the Mother of God - the Blessed Virgin Mary and much about her Divine Son Jesus Christ. Tim reasserts Fr. Blatter - the English translator's words - "Read and be convinced!" That, as Tim points out, is the proof of the pudding for outside of Sacred Scripture, nothing is more detailed or devout than this four-volume masterpiece of meditation of what God the Father wanted mankind to know now. In his fifth installment, reprinted from 1994, Tim emphasizes and cites examples of how it perfectly harmonizes with the traditional liturgy of Holy Mother Church, the Councils, Saints and papal decrees and how it unlocks so many answers previously hidden and how it reveals the mysteries of Apocalypse 21: 2 as Tim explains and documents in Part Five of his series Mystica Civitate Dei The Excellence of The Mystical City of God
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. In this last installment which he ran last year Mario gets to the heart of His Holiness' message: one must accept all that the Church teaches without exception for dogma must be believed. There is no room for discussion or opinion. Roma locutus est. Mario also pinpoints where Pius XI emphasized that dialogue is the wrong path and leads not to conversion but to compromise. Ergo, the agenda announced by John XXIII, furthered by Paul VI and John Paul II and now Benedict XVI, is heresy which denies the True Faith, outside of which there is no salvation. Again Mario repeats one is either fully Catholic or not Catholic at all. There is no middle ground! The equation adds up to zero fruits from Vatican II, ripe with heresy. Next week Mario provides a brand new sixth installment in this series as today we complete the "gems from the past" series on An Analysis of the Encyclical Mortalium Animos and other true Catholic Teaching on Religious Unity with part five Ecumenism & Modernism
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, cites the Epistle for the Feast of the Most Precious Blood to illustrate how the New Testament is superior to the Old in the manner and essence of sacrifice, for all worship necessitates a sacrifice of blood and, while animal sacrifice was accepted in the Old Covenant, the New Covenant necessitates but one sacrifice. That is the memorial of the ultimate sacrifice given by the Divine Son to the Eternal Father by shedding every drop of His Most Precious Blood for all mankind as a "laver of redemption." Only by washing our sins in His Most Precious Blood can we be cleansed, and ultimately saved by adhering to His truths revealed to the Church He founded. Non-Catholics do not understand the vital, life-saving and infinite meaning of this and because of that, they have misconceptions about and antipathy for Catholics because, in truth, Catholic worship is what Our Lord established and only by "doing this in memory of Me" - "Haec quotiescumque feceritas, in Mei memoriam facietis" is the Immemorial Sacrifice for all ages perpetuated and pleasing to the Father. That is what is meant by the "laver of redemption." As usual we are grateful to Maria Hughes for sending Father's latest essay titled The Precious Blood of Christ
Gabriel's Clarion
Gabriel Garnica exposes how the New Order twists things to carry things beyond their regular conclusions to include syllogisms that are not possible. The French Revolution of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity greased the slippery slope, and, thanks to pushing the envelope with every generation since, today thinking has been so distorted that the New Order equates the idiom that "intimacy is only possible between equals" with the nonsensical conclusion that man is equal to God. There is no other way to describe this rubbish than heresy as Gabriel points out the difference between human intimacy, necessary in holy matrimony, and sacred intimacy with God which throws the equation of equality out the window. He explains in his column The Secular Myth of Intimacy and Equality
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, he rails against those who dismiss conspiracy theories as far-fetched and fabricated. He cites the words of David the Psalmist in Psalm 2: 1-3 as proof that the one who conspired to coerce Eve into disobeying God and consequently involving Adam, is the same who conspires today to make society ever more godless and depraved. It is only common sense that to carry off this massive conspiracy against God and His creatures of free will, the master conspirator had to somehow infiltrate God's Holy Church and corrupt it. Father points out the sewage that has spewed since the door was opened on January 25, 1959 by John XXIII and all that has followed as the Trojan Horse, teeming with demons, was pulled into the Holy See and her enemies craftily snuck into position, so insidiously that few could tell friend from foe and that was the devil's master plan, not only to control the world by diminishing his own existence in their midst but by propagating his non serviam mentality on men who should know better and who have become what Paul warned of in Galatians 1: 8-12 and 5: 17-21. Now, as Father points out, we can see the 'fruits' of the bad trees which our Lord speaks of in today's Gospel with the devastation wrought from Canada to western Europe to the USA, and it will only get worse unless we recognize there truly is a conspiracy and that it is no myth. Satan holds the world in his hands for he is the prince of the world, because mankind has not recognized Who we owe full allegiance to for, as Christ has said, His kingdom is not of this world; neither should we strive for things of the world, the flesh or the devil - all bad trees destined for the eternal fire; for if we do opt for the bad trees we too will be Cut Off from the Land of the Living
FOCUS
With his blessings, in this issue as we head into the July Fourth weekend, we bring you a guest commentary by Phil Brennan, the witty and wise columnist inside and outside the Beltway with New York roots who plumbs those roots back to the days when our nation was just evolving, growing, struggling in its youth. Today, he laments that she and all of society, as well as the Church, are going through the troublesome teen era when so many and so much is in rebellion against the tried and true and the moral values, principles and sacrifices passed down by previous generations. He wisps nostalgically for what we have lost as his octogenarian milestone grows closer and he ponders his upcoming last birthday in the time of septuagesima by remembering when memories waft up like the candles on a cake; the spark of hope evaporating into thin air unless one holds moral values, principles, and sacrifices precious and worth fighting for. Phil takes us back in his column Old enough to remember...a whole lot of stuff
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 definitive work that best explains the life of the Mother of God - the Blessed Virgin Mary and much about her Divine Son Jesus Christ. Outside of Sacred Scripture, nothing is more detailed or devout than this four-volume masterpiece of meditation of what God the Father wanted mankind to know now. In this issue, reprinted from 1994, Tim shows why this work is so important, chiefly because of who the author truly is. It is no work of fiction, no imagination of a simple nun, but the very words coming from the one who lived as the Mystical Rose, the Tower of Ivory, the Ark of the Covenant - the Blessed Mother herself as Tim explains and documents in Part Four of his series Mystica Civitate Dei The Excellence of The Mystical City of God



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