"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost, he points out that, thanks to the sin of Adam and Eve, we are all sinful paralytics like the one lowered down in today's Gospel. As such we cannot walk on our own without God's help. In order to walk upright in grace, we need to follow the infallible prescriptions set down by the Divine Physician. But too many spurn these graces, preferring to crawl and grovel in the dregs of the seven deadly sins, assuming they don't have to work at their own salvation. Holy Scripture is very clear on this in illustrating God's Justice and Mercy. He will not be mocked, He will not stand for disobedience. He allows such deadly disasters as Hurricane Katrina to bring man back to his senses just as He used the prophet Daniel to reveal to the wicked Baltassar of his fate if he did not amend his ways. There is a pattern throughout the history of mankind - a checks and balance that when man veers from God, He extends His mercy for only so long, then the Almighty lowers the boom in order to re-establish the balance of nature and the supernatural. It is the latter that so few take seriously and that without sanctifying grace we are not only immobile in this life, but dead to the next. Father explains in his sermon that shows in this day and age God's handwriting on the wall:
"MANE, THECEL, PHARES"
We present here the conference talk given by the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X Bishop Bernard Fellay on the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua in Brussels, Belgium and posted by DICI and Christendom. It is interesting what His Excellency says and, in retrospect to his mere 35 minute meeting with Benedict XVI on August 29, one would have to ask what was discussed because the following contains fascinating insight as to the mindtrap of Ratzinger himself, not to mention an insider's confidential on the exact strategy and numbers of the most recent conclave that provides an interesting scenario as to whether Fellay will bite at the bait or follow Bishop Richard Williamson's advice to be very, very leery for nasty or nice, Benedict is still Ratzinger and Ratzinger has always been a liberal. Read what Fellay says in his talk
What are the prospects for the Church with the advent of a new pope?
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost, he reasserts Catholic teaching, something that has been sorely and sadly lacking over the past 40 plus years. He relates God's promises of the Old Covenant and the fulfillment of those promises, and the establishment of all the Old foretold with the New Covenant of the Son of David in Jesus Christ, Lord, Savior and Messiah for all people - Jew and Gentile. Yet the Synagogue of Satan has managed to dupe the hirelings who have usurped Holy Mother Church into buying their rot that the 'Jews' are exempt from all that Christ commanded. Father cites the syncretistic remarks of Ratzinger to show how far away from Catholic Dogma the conciliar church has drifted and therein is their sin for those who have abandoned the absolutes of conversion to the True Faith will be held responsible for the souls they did not attempt to convert when they had the opportunity. For Modern Rome to continue the insanity of accommodating unbelievers is akin to suicide of the soul. As we commemorate the 4th Anniversary of 9-11 and the terrible aftermath of the Katrina disaster, are we still so dense to think God is happy and will welcome all into Heaven no matter the state of their soul? Not on your life as Father explains in his sermon
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everything.
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost, he strives to balance the mantra of the Evangelicals and conciliar church that 'alleluia, everybody is saved and we're all going to Heaven,' theoretically quoting the satirical character of Mad Magazine fame, Alfred E. Newman - "What, me worry?" - with the other extreme which is the rhetoric of some who have become so narrow-minded that they are even condemning fellow Traditional Catholics and consigning to hell anyone who does not agree with them. Father points out that we must take the Scriptures literally and abide by what Holy Mother Church has decreed through her Traditions and decrees of dogmatic councils such as Trent, holy saints such as St. Alphonsus Liguori, a Doctor of the Church no less, and the last Traditional Pope His Holiness Pius XII. Father documents what the Church truly teaches which is not the narrow letter of the law, but what Christ preached from His merciful Heart for those who do not believe and are not baptized will be condemned, but that is still for God to determine, not man. Father explains in his sermon
"The Power at Work in Us."
Symphony of Suffering
AS we head into our annual Summer Hiatus Issue, Cyndi Cain shares her heart with readers everywhere. To many this is a rare treat since she has written very little, choosing as God's will to remain in the background most of the time and being the powerful prayer warrior who is the "Mary" rather than "Martha". She has led a very contemplative lifestyle, offering up numerous Holy Rosaries throughout the day and communing with Our Lord and His Blessed Mother in her deep meditative prayer life where she offers her redemptive suffering in expiation for the sins of her family, in the Universal Church and throughout the world. It is not an easy life, but she has forged on as a noble soul who asks for so little and gives so much. She has come out of her self-imposed exile from the public eye for this issue to do what is so difficult for her, for us, and that is to inform our readers of her dire straits medical-wise. When plan A and plan B don't work, we must turn to plan C and that is what she shares in her inspiring words in this month when we take special notice of why Our Lady weeps so. Cyndi pours out her heart and soul in Vale of Tears
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, we present a short but edifying work that captures the essence of the priesthood - the dedication and the power from the most humble of God's creatures for the responsibilities are so heavy that the priest carries with him as custodian of the most precious commodity there is - souls, that he must be in tune with God's will and carry out his duties in loving obedience without ever casting any hint of scandal or placing worldly things before Heavenly things in every word, deed and thought of God's precious few priests that remain today. There is a mighty big difference between the Traditional priests and those who profess the new rite. The former follows what God has deigned, the latter most often what man desires. That is why we place such a premium on good priests as Father points out The Value of Traditional Priests
Editor Michael Cain weighs in on the recent horrific accounts of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and how it correlates with the state of the Faith today, especially in the United States. He relates the comparison of so many wandering aimlessly on the streets of New Orleans having no place to go with the same dead-end that is inevitable in the church of the "New Springtime" for Novus Ordinarians have been wandering and wondering for well over 40 years, getting nowhere. Cain matches metaphors with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the situation today where one nourishes and endlessly refreshes, the other leaves one parched and thirsting for the truth, for the way, and for the life. It can only be found in Christ Jesus as Cain points out in his commentary Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!
The Straight Stuff
Because of its vital importance and because you have a month to digest what Griff Ruby has presented that to so many is 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 for September so you can see all the components and nuances and undeniable facts that prove Griff's point. Thus, we have taken his series earlier this year entitled "What's your picture?" and altered the title to better describe 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
Gabriel Garnica takes a break from his weekly multi-part series "Incorrigible Dirigibles" which have been running in August to present an interesting equation that to the modernists does not add up, but to those who believe it is very simple. Christ said it so clearly that whatever we do we must keep God first and foremost and everything else will fall in place through grace. If we veer from that path then we deserve the worse part which is not what God wants for us. Hint, He wants us to to love Him, know Him and serve Him in this life so that we will be happy with Him in the next. That is basic Baltimore Catechesis, but to the arrogant ones they are blind to these simple truths. Pity them as Gabriel shows the distinctions in his column, "The Better Part"
In honor of the holy Pontiff Pope St. Pius X whose Double Feast we celebrate on September 3rd - First Saturday this year - we highlight the only true Pope to be canonized since Pope Saint Pius V. We provide a detailed essay on his life and accomplishments for during his reign all was right within Holy Mother Church. It is true that outside the gates of Rome, the Modernists, Masons and Communists were plotting, but due to his strong pontificate they didn't dare show their heads, remaining in the shadows. One would have thought his strong decrees including the Oath Against Modernism and his encyclical on the dangers of Modernism Pascendi Dominici Gregis would have been enough to stave off what he referred to Modernism as the "Mother of all heresies," but then who would have thought Quo Primum would ever be tinkered with either. Nearly a century later we must remember the wisdom of this holy Pope and do all we can to restore all things in Christ - Instaurare in omnia Christo. That begins with each one of us doing our small part. His life helps inspire us as you'll see in The Pope of the Blessed Sacrament
The Sanity of Sanctity
We have been remiss over the past several months in bringing you the Litany of the Saints for that particular month. Thus, we resurrect this practice with all the saints honored in the Liturgy during this Month of the Mother of Sorrows. We encourage all to add this extra devotional prayer to your daily Rosary, helping you to remember all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated this month. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. Litany of the September Saints
Living in Tradition
The ides of September bring us the Feast of the Seven Sorrows or Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Editor Michael Cain shares a reflection on those seven sorrows and how they apply in this most sorrowful month of September when we remember tragedies of the recent past such as the terrible events of 9-11-01 and present day in the aftermath of the horrific Hurricane Katrina. When it seems there is no hope, we can learn much from the Mother of God if we turn in confidence to Our Lady, Mother of Sorrows for she is the Comfort of the Afflicted, Consolatrix afflictorum. Cain points this out as he enumerates each of the seven sorrows in his reflection, Seven Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart
Doctors of the Church
The final day of the month, following immediately the Double of the First Class Feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archnagel, is the feast of the holy Doctor of the Church St. Jerome. He was born into a wealthy family and used those riches to receive the finest education at the hands of the world's greatest professors in Rome and then employed that wealth of knowledge for Christ's holy Church. He amassed all of the Scriptures and translated them into the Latin tongue, all wrapped up in the magnificent Latin Vulgate. This masterful Doctor, the "Father of the Mother Tongue" was Saint Jerome
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