Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents a thesis that will make you think, and delve into the theology of God's omniscience and the why of many things. In God's master plan He has fashioned the blueprint of perfection. While in His Infinite Wisdom that we will know only in Heaven, He has allowed man - imperfect man - to tinker with perfection. The Lord of History has a method to his divine "madness" for with His infinitely-timed brush, men are the fine bristles and through His master stroke, the palette of causes and effect create a colorful and yet stark, smooth and yet rough, cohesive and yet scrambled portrayal of man's struggle on earth and quest for eternity. God creates and allows the paradox, and His masterpiece develops according to how the bristles touch the canvas of linear time in recording for all time the magnificent tableau of salvation history on the Scroll of Life, a perpetual parchment kept by the Lord of History. Father explains in his essay The Lord of History
Miters that Matter
With Advent here, we present a pastoral letter by Bishop Mark Pivarunas written ten years ago for the First Sunday of Advent. You will see that though Benedict XVI has replaced John Paul II, nothing else has changed. In fact, things predictably have only grown worse. The Last Sunday of Pentecost and the First Sunday of Advent are intrinsically tied together and His Excellency explains why. Foretold in Sacred Scripture, warned of by previous reliable true Popes, and confirmed by the enemy themselves, we are in the time of the great apostasy - the time of persecution and a time when even the elect would be deceived. This was written in 1995 and nothing has changed except that the rot has only festered more and infected so many more souls. Consider how much has come to light just in these past ten years - the sex scandals, another Assisi scandal, more ecumaniacal concessions, abandonment of the mission of conversion, more bad, even evil bishops and scandals, scandals, and more scandals that persecute Christ and His Mystical Body, now so emaciated and unrecognizable to so many. Truly it is the time of the great apostasy as His Excellency documents in his excellent pastoral letter
The Last Days and False Ecumenism
One Hundred Years Ago Today
Today is the centennial anniversary of His Excellency Bishop Marcel Levebvre who was born on this day in Tourcoing, France in 1905 during the Pontificate of Pope St. Pius X to whom he later dedicated to his Society, dedicated to restoring what St. Pius X had called for: Instaurare Omnia in Christo - "To Restore All Things in Christ." This noble French Archbishop, a dedicated Missionary, stood fast by Tradition throughout his life when seemingly all others abandoned the house of God. For his transgression of obeying God before man, he was greatly persecuted. In his honor, he was enshrined as a charter member in the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor on May 19, 2004. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, we present the tribute to him, written for the most part by Father Ramon Anglais and first presented here in the Tower of Trent Tributes a year and a half ago. Remembering Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
In concert with the debut today of SANCTUS' Choirs of Angels Christmas Pledge Drive, Editor Michael Cain explains the reasons why the time has come to launch this seemingly impossible task. He cites the necessity for this both for the continuation of The Daily Catholic and for launching phase one of SANCTUS' ambitious program in playing its part in restoring Holy Mother Church. It's a massive task, but somebody has to do it and so Cain volunteers SANCTUS to launch the impossible - identifying abandoned churches, establishing contacts in each diocese and recovering these magnificent old edifices and sacramentals that are being held hostage by the barbaric and pompous prelates of the conciLIAR church who are not Catholic and who, through their deception, are responsible to God for the loss of so many souls. As Cain points out, there aren't enough millstones to go around because the scandals have been so numerous. Something has to be done before the fig-tree of the novus ordo withers up and takes so many clueless souls with it. That is why phase one is essential in beginning the process of reclaiming the confiscated properties for the the Authentic Roman Catholic Church and for the good of souls everywhere. Cain emphasizes that it takes teamwork. One man can't do it, nor can a few; though 12 Apostles did. Just as St. Francis of Assisi engineered a restoration to "Rebuild My Church" it can be done again but by everyone pulling together. Cain lays out the blueprint to begin the Restoration in his editorial
Together We Can Move Mountains!
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, he clearly shows how man-made religions have forsaken what God commanded and what Christ established with His only One, True Church. Father points out the meaning of Advent and the why of it - in perfect union and preparation for the coming of the Messiah Who would establish the New Covenant. Today, just as in the time of Moses, men have decided they know better and have carved idols, worshipping what they wanted, not what God demanded. From the First Commandment alone we can see how the conciliarists have gravely violated this precept by adding to the graven image of the golden calf for they have not only acknowledged false religions, but encouraged them as well. Father documents this travesty. He also shows the clear, concise words of Pope St. Pius X in his masterful encyclical Pascendi that warned of how one could tell if one is a modernist or not. Sadly, we can see today His Holiness' very omens being carried out to extremes for idols are being carved out of every ambiguity and relativism postured by the church of Vatican II where they find justification for good being evil and vice being considered virtuous by those very offenders of God's Laws. Father explains in his sermon
"You shall not carve idols"
With today being the very last day of the Church's liturgical year, Gabriel Garnica hones in on two of the Four Last Things: Heaven and hell. There are two groups heading for the latter, and two groups hopefully on the path to salvation. Gabriel delineates these four groups and asks each to examine their conscience if they can identify with the last greater group. If so, then like St. Peter, they will be willing to give their all for love of God, not because they fear the everlasting depths of hellfire, but because they have learned to know God, to love Him and to serve Him in this world. That is the best preparation for punching our ticket to Heaven. There are many who think they'll get to Heaven if they just follow others, but as we can see from the bitter fruits of Vatican II, countless souls have been hung out to dry because they truly did not know their faith, did not know God and therefore did not love Him enough to totally trust in Him.Gabriel explains the four paths a soul can travel at the moment of death in his column Why Do You Come to Me?
Faithful to Tradition
On this day when many are filled to the gills with turkey, and others are cramming in line at the stores trying to get a jump on Christmas shopping, many forget what is paramount in all of this, and that is prayer. Without it we haven't got a prayer! John Gregory weighs in on some important issues regarding prayer as he addresses posture, types of prayer and how we can benefit from various forms of prayer, both mental and vocal, and finally on certain traps we can all fall into if we take prayer for granted or become too scrupulous in the process. Prayer is communicating with God pure and simple and when we are communicating it is a two-way commitment. God is always willing. The question is, are we? Prayer is so important, so potent and yet so often we can take it for granted. In these waning days of November, all too quickly we can forget the Poor Souls in Purgatory and that would be our loss and theirs. Is it worth taking something so powerful that lightly? John details the benefits of prayer in his article One who prays is a Prayer.
Doctors of the Church
Today being the Double Feast of Saint John of the Cross, the great counselor of St. Teresa of Avila, we feature a gems from the past on this holy Doctor of the Church. He was born in Spain and throughout his life had obstacle after obstacle placed in his path. Despite the roadblocks, from the earliest possible drowning accident he was protected - under the mantle of the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph. He longed for perfection, desiring to please only Our Lord, so much so that he accepted pain and suffering willfully, even to being demeaned and ridiculed, called an apostate and worse. Through all of this he still kept the Faith when all about him wanted to take it away. He was encouraged by a saintly pupil whom he aided greatly in reform of the Carmelites. God confirmed to all his persecutors that this holy priest was right and deserved the aura of sanctity at his death which this saint had foretold the exact year, month, day and hour. He wrote a book that boosts the confidence of so many who have those times of doubt about their Faith. He showed where faith is not about feelings, but about perseverance during those dark nights of the soul. He was the dauntless Saint John of the Cross: Apostle of Perseverance.
Echoes of True Catholicism
While this is a day for dressing up the turkey with all the fixings, here is an article to assure you don't spoil your spiritual appetite and fall into the trap of dressing down to Gehenna. As a follow-up to the subterfuge which Gabriel Garnica has been focusing on in society, we share an article written by Dr. Marian Therese Horvat on Fashion today and the baseness and depravity to which the communistic social engineers of this rot have stooped to, not just in style but in substance. As Marian shows, not only have they insulted our intelligence but blasphemed against the Son of God for their blatant use of Thomas a Kempis' magnificent and edifying work. These sirens of sin have taunted souls with trash that should be called what it truly is: obscenity and blasphemy. Lost on these lost souls are the infallible words in Deuteronomy 22: 5, "A woman shall not be clothed with man's apparel, neither shall a man use woman's apparel. For he that doeth these things is abominable before God" and in Apocalypse 21: 8, "abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Indeed these medusas who don this wretched apparel should realize the serpents entwining their vanity can be deadly. Marian spells it out in her revealing piece from Tradition in Action with The Imitation of Christ Collection: A Subversive Message in Fashion
Gabriel enters the gallery of life today and reports on the works on exhibit which blatantly go against all the rules of great art, acceptable culture, and the natural law. He points out that this malaise will only continue as the hordes of greed rush the stores to possess more material things while forsaking the authentic art that is priceless: God's Divine Truth. He shows the comparisons and why God allows this for we all have free will and the intelligence to decipher and appreciate Divine Art from the doodling nonsense of imposters and fraud artists. There is a difference and that can be seen in the slogan Ars gratia gratis - art for the sake of art, which has been carried to the extreme in this day and age. Forgotten in the mix is the Master of masters Who alone is the reason for Ars gratia Veritatis Divinis - Art for the sake of Divine Truth. Gabriel explains in his column The Art of Divine Truth
Symphony of Suffering
On the feast of the holy virgin and martyr St. Cecilia, Cyndi Cain reminds all what role each of us must play in the great orchestra and choir of Church Militants for the great harmony of the Communion of Saints. The ranks have been greatly thinned because of the very problems Our Lady prophesied in the 1600's as Our Lady of Good Success. Cyndi reminds all of the imagery used back then: the Sanctuary Lamp being extinguished. This, just as she foretold at Rue du Bac, La Salette and Fatima, is the result of her Divine Son's consecrated ones who have gone soft, abandoning their calling in favor of the siren of the world, the flesh and the devil. This and the great apostasy have caused Sanctuary Lamps to go out everywhere throughout the world. This very "abomination of desolation," which took place on the feast of Passover, April 3, 1969, is the very thing Christ foretold in Matthew 24: 15. Every day it becomes more and more evident, and yet, so few realize this. Let him who hears and sees, understand all that has been foretold is coming to pass and, as Cyndi explains, the only sure way to find Our Lord these days is by Taking Sanctuary Only Where He is Truly Present
Miters that Matter
For the Double Major Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary we present a meditation written by Bishop Mark Pivarunas on September 8, 1994 and, which first appeared in the Reign of Mary. In very simple, but totally Catholic terms, the Bishop identifies why Mary is so special, for if the Son of God could honor her so by being obedient to her in all things for 30 years, should man do less? Her presentation in the temple by her parents Ann and Joaquim was the first step in preparing her for her eternal mission deigned by God. The only person ever born without original sin, no one is held in greater esteem by the Triune Divinity and Holy Mother Church than the Blessed Virgin Mary. No human has more titles and honor than the Mother of God, chosen by God from all time to be the Ark of the Covenant, Mirror of Justice, Vessel of Honor, Tower of David, Gate of Heaven, and Queen of Heaven and earth. Those are only a few reasons, as the Bishop documents,
Why Catholics Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Last Sunday After Pentecost, he cites the evident warnings in Sacred Scripture of the signs of the Antichrist and he documents very clearly how the conciLIAR church is paving the way for this with the blasphemy and insanity of those who do know better, who have so deceived even the elect. To promulgate acceptance of human respect and placate man through false ecumenism at the expense of losing all scope of the supernatural and respect for all Holy Mother Church has always held as key for true prayer and graces, is to betray Christ and His Mystical Bride. Yet the usurpers continue unfettered, spreading the heresy that Jews no longer need to convert for their Messiah is yet to come. Meanwhile countless Jews, Catholics and other non-Catholics are deprived of the salvific truths that Christ has promised and the Apostles have verified in Divine Revelation for no one can attain Heaven without belief in Jesus Christ the only-begotten Son of the Father and the Holy Ghost, Whom Our Lord left to guide what He established on the Rock of Peter. Jesus foretold of the very times we live in for what was prophesied in Daniel 11: 31 and in today's Gospel of Matthew 24: 15, indeed, has come out about with the abominable New Order sacrilegious Novus Ordo that has eclipsed, for the most part, the true and propitiatory Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Can the Antichrist be far behind? Father explains in his sermon
Parleying with the Dark
Gabriel continues with his tip of the viceberg series by identifying one of the great vices prevalent today which is doing all it can to wipe out virtue as well as Christmas. Anyone being fooled by the tinsel-covered tip is heading for disaster because beneath is a massive gnarled, suffocating mass of atheism. Anyone lured toward this glittery glacier jutting out should be aware they're on mighty thin ice for once it cracks, one will be swallowed in the commercial vortex that will engulf even the most unsuspecting consumer who has no clue that his or her God-given rights are being torpedoed into smitherines. In other words, things are topsy-turvy because so many are possessed by their greed for possessing material possessions. Blinded by the sparkle, they cannot see through the blinders and that they have, in fact, skewered their priorities and become possessed by the very thing they vowed not to succumb to. They have lost all sense of virtue and values. There's no value in that! All it has done is enable the great grinch in snakeskin to slither into our constitutional rights and take away everything, stripping Christmas bare of what is the real Reason for the Season: the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. One of the iceflows of corruption is the marketing of the inverted Christmas tree in copying the modus operandi of satan who mocks God with the inverted cross. Gabriel explains how life reflects reality through societal possession in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part Five - Possessions and Possession
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
On this Double Major Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul, John Gregory offers some introspection on one of the holy Pontiffs who so edified the faithful with his orthodoxy and totally Catholic leadership that never left any doubt as to where Holy Mother Church stood in those stable days before the apostasy of Vatican II. That Pope was His Holiness Pope Leo XIII who could, even then, see trouble on the horizon and wrote ten encyclicals on safeguarding the Faith through the Holy Rosary. John cites four of these decreres in illustrating how timeless they are and the importance of his words which are fully in harmony with God's will and totally contradict the shenanigans and sacrilege by John Paul II of altering the Holy Psalter of Mary by daring to add to her perfect 150 Ave's. John shows how the Rosary is our lifeboat to protect us in the storms, how it sustains us in suffering and how it toughens us to avoid laziness and the modern conveniences that divert our attention away from God, away from why we are here and where we are ultimately going. John also touches on Mary's role in this and how it can be understood in the context of true Catholic thought. He explains in his article Pope Leo and The Rosary
The Straight Stuff
Griff Ruby provides a whimsy, yet insightful column that takes us to the Philippines where he and his wife spent a few weeks on vacation. His musings on a plethora of topics always manages to bring into perspective the Traditional viewpoint and, in this process, give the reader food for thought. He begins with food including the cuisine of the natives converted by the Spanish missionaries and a custom that hogs ceremonies in many Filipino circles - the pig roast. Griff looks at all sides on this and another sport, illegal in America - cock fighting - and offers another view: the rooster's plight which is all part of nature and the odds. Then he shares his take on a few books he took time to read when not sightseeing or visiting relatives. In these two books he confides how cultures have been altered thanks to those who have turned their back on God and His Laws. Through his insight we gain a greater understanding of the causes and effects of the clash of cultures in culling the culprits' cumbering cunning from the cumulative culverts and cul-de-sacs of life in the Philippines. If you are not alliterated-out yet, you'll truly enjoy Griff's segues from one topic to another in his column Potpourri in the Philippines
Gabriel continues to alert the reader of the dangers lurking beneath the tip of the viceberg with another disaster that has occurred over the course of the last half century and that is the corruption of morals and virtues of our youth. Those responsible are the ones who are expected to be the moral beacons for our youth - bishops who, by their very office, should exude trust. But those who call themselves bishops, if they were consecrated after 1968, are in no way official bishops but either priests or laymen playing ecclesiastical Russian roulette with the souls of the youth. While one would expect children to play, when adults, especially 'bishops' and hierarchs play fast and loose with the most fragile thing God created - the human mind and heart, then there are consequences, severe ones. Gabriel identifies the qualities of child-like innocence and why Our Lord insists one must become as a little child to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Yet, the denigrating dunce cap rightly replicates the miter of today's spineless 'bishops' who are not men of God, but, as Christ warned, wolves in sheep's clothing who have ravaged the flocks. Mere hirelings. They are responsible for the corruption of youth and we pray the youth will recognize this menace and remain innocent by saying no to these barbarians and wizards of wile and guile. Let them sit in the corner until they get it right! Gabriel explains in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part Four - Out of the Mouths of Babes and Bishops
Christ or chaos
As a follow-up to last week's excellent article by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey in which he revealed the bottom line of what so many are afraid to admit: the entire United States, but specifically the People's Republic of California, have totally rejected any concept of the Social Reign of Jesus Christ, he elaborates further by documenting that Americanism and Catholicism can not be compatible as Pope Leo XIII warned in his Apostolic decree to Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore for the United States Testem Benevolentiae in 1899 and again in is papal decree a year later Sapientiae Christianae. These two pontifical guidelines were the pillars Leo XIII provided to prevent the corruption and collapse of Catholic culture. Tom cites his own life and experiences in seeing how what Leo advocated has been ignored and undermined and warns Traditional Catholics to realize they are not immune. If they choose to remain in the presence of the snakes' den, they will eventually get bit. He applies this to our choices of entertainment and leisure which can easily loosen the solid foundations of our Catholic prayer life if we are not vigilant. He explains the erosion in his excellent piece from his Christ or chaos site this past weekend with By Way of Amplification.
Transition to Tradition
Denise M. Trias has sent us an account of the missionary efforts of a few dedicated nuns who have been invited into the ravaged Archdiocese of Boston where churches have been sacked and sold to cover the cost of decades of sin and cover-up, resulting in so many souls being abandoned. Into this devastated vineyard, two totally Traditional nuns have come in the spirit of the missionaries of old, winning over hearts and souls by teaching the Truths and Traditions uncompromisingly. Since last spring, this breath of fresh air has manifested itself through the orthodox Catholicism of Sisters Mary Bernadette and Maria Providencia, who have edified souls, softened hearts, and invigorated many of the faithful of East Boston to realize what they have lost and seek to rekindle and rebuild. Hope springs eternal in these angelic nuns whose lives personify what Catholic religious should be in carrying out their religious vocation to minister to souls for Christ and His True Church. This is the story of the joy and hope they bring, especially to the elderly from a recent visit by Reverend Mother Marie de Lourdes and Sister Mary Philomena of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen which Denise shares in her article: Conversions come "one soul at a time" - Angels Sing at Victory Gardens
Doctors of the Church
Today is the Feast of the holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Albert the Great, a man who the devil definitely did not want to become a priest, let alone a Dominican. He was the only saint of the Church called "Great" who was not a Sovereign Pontiff. He was part and parcel of the fruits of the century of saints and took an integral part in the 14th Ecumenical Council. He defended his pupil once called "the dumb ox" against all kinds of calumny and subterfuge, and always in charity. St. Thomas Aquinas learned from a great man indeed. This mentor and Universal Doctor continued right up to his death with teaching the Faith even though he suffered in his later years from Alzheimer's well before it was even called that. He was Saint Albert the Great.
Living in Tradition
His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson's November communique, through the Traditional List, deals with the causes and effects of the current chaos ravaging Europe, especially France and specifically Paris today. It was inevitable, for Christian civilizations have abandoned their roots, the absolutes of Christ's Social Reign, and crucify Him anew with a skewered belief system that distances itself from Catholic Truth. Because of political correctness and the embrace of the seven deadly sins, man sows what he reaps and today the cockle of retribution in the form of the Islamic infidel and anarchy is overflowing the fields of Europe, Canada and soon the USA. The result of man's convoluted ideas of equality of race, sex and creed have created confusion, corruption and chaos. Have you looked at France lately? The end result of two centuries of turning their back on Him Who died for them. The infidels are at the gate: Eurabia is inevitable. Yes, Paris is burning! A more sobering thought: Think of the souls burning in hell because those who should know, refused to do God's Will. Can Bishop Williamson explains in Denial of Christ creates chaos
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, he points to today's Gospel in illustrating hope that every Christian has been given if only they uphold all the Truths of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Only in the Church Christ founded can there be salvation as the thrice-defined dogma of the Church asserts: Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. The prince of the world stirs up the waters of discontent and despair, churning hearts to reject the absolutes of the True Faith in favor of compromise and conformity to the world, the flesh and the devil. This is the case of every religion which has broken away from the main tree Christ planted in Matthew 16: 16-18. These branches which have separated themselves from the True Tree have,died, are decaying or will wither away because they are not divinely ordained and a man-made religion cannot last, cannot bear good fruit as Jesus asserts in Matthew 7: 15-20. Only the True Tree of Christ's Church continues to grow in the rich soil of Tradition,soaring towards Heaven, invigorated by the graces given by God to sustain it, even in these times when the murky, ink-like smog of Vatican II and anathema have clouded over - eclipsed, if you will - the True Church. By uncompromisingly upholding, preserving and persevering in the Sacred Deposit of Faith we can be assured we will always have hope. God has given Catholics an added advantage: His Own Blessed Mother as the beacon for us to stay on the right path, for she is the Gate of Heaven, Ark of the Covenant, Spiritual Vessel to safely convey us to the everlasting port of Heaven. Father explains in his sermon
Hope in the Midst of Trials
Gabriel continues to alert the reader of the dangers lurking beneath the tip of the viceberg with another moral disorder that has always been a glacier-like problem and that is prejudice and hatred. Yet today those who spew those hollow words before God are the very ones who defy the Almighty in not only violating His Laws but are doing everything in their wicked power to twist bad into good and virtue into vice. The victims of this mob rule by the liberal minority are the poor, helpless innocent unborn children who have been subjected to the back of the back of the bus for over three decades. This bus has left a bloody trail of over fifty-million hit-and-run victims in its wake. And as plaudits pore forth for Rosa Parks on the occasion of her death and her conveniently-staged role in history, we can see the hypocrisy of those passing out laurels today: the very same ones who are trying to rub out not only God's little ones, but God Himself. Gabriel explains in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part Three - The Back of The Bus Is Now Reserved For Fetuses
Father Kevin Vaillancourt gets down to brass tacks in trying to hammer through the thick skull of so many hopeful "traditionalists" who have bought the charade that Benedict is going to improve things, is going to restore the Latin Mass and grant a universal indult for the Latin Mass. Father points out why this is all a pipedream, and also, even if Modern Rome did grant such it wouldn't change a thing since a universal celebret was granted "in perpetuity" by Pope St. Pius V for all priests at all times and all places. The fact is it still would only be scratching the surface. He states this because those, who keep saying about Benedict "wait and see", can't see the modernist agenda he is maintaining primarily because that's who Ratzinger always was - a liberal modernist who, because of even more radical progressives in the conciliar church today, might seem conservative but he is definitely not traditional and never has been. If anyone doesn't understand that, we'll put it bluntly: It's the Doctrine, dummy! Father Kevin documents these facts in his article first published in The Catholic Voice this past September. We share with you his essay we've titled
How Long Does It Take To "Wait and See?"
"Father, forgive them..."
John Gregory presents an inside look at what so many Novus Ordinarians as of late praise as a great encyclical while totally ignoring Catholic truth. That was the widespread reaction to Humanae Vitae. John shows that Paul VI brought it upon himself by compromising doctrine, by not promoting the absolute primary purpose of populating Heaven, and by burying Catholic truth within a small segment of the encyclical on Human Life, Reproduction and Contraception. After exposing the obvious deviation from the Faith, John points out the absolutes upheld by reliable pontiffs Pope Pius XI with his masterful encyclical Casti Connubii and Pope Pius XII's "Address to Midwives" which provided unmitigated stipulations for every Catholic and though the world was softening and giving in to satan's wiles and compromises, one who considered themselves true Catholics must always be obedient to God's laws and not man's whims, novelties and societal laxity and offenses. John provides the objections and adroitly applies the pre-conciliar popes of Eternal Rome to state uncompromising Catholic truth in clear unambiguous terms. That is something sorely missing in the conciliar heads of modern Rome. John illustrates in his column NFP = Not For Parents - The Patented Absurdity of the NFP Formula
Gabriel continues with another facet of cold-hearted corruption lurking beneath the surface where in hypocritical fashion three Democrat senators have done all they can to apostasize from their Jewish beliefs by embracing the cabal of killing and sodomy rights, forcing their immoral creed on others through legislating and posturing. These motley mavens of political-correctness gone awry hail from the liberal temples of New York and California. The three specific gonifs who can best be described as a schlemiel, a schlep and a shmuck are alphabetically, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and Charles Schumer. Oh, there are more, but these three blind mice publicly proclaim they are Jews, but they kvetch too much. These nudnicks are doing all they can to destroy life through legislation that leaves pro-lifers shvitzing and getting shpilkes. These three Zionist meshuggenehs insist on futzing with God's Laws as they spout Nostra Aetate to justify their mishegoss and plotz with self-righteousness like the Pharisees of old, who also fell on their tuchis. This is just one political example of the tip of the viceberg! Oy Vay! Gabriel explains in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part Two - Three Blind Mice, Oy Gevalt!
The Straight Stuff
Griff Ruby takes time to provide some musings on the Sins against Hope which are Despair and Presumption, dual portals leading to the gates of hell where above are posted the words "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." Griff goes beyond the normal terms we encounter in our daily experiences in explaining how Despair is the abandonment of all hope of attaining Eternal Life, while Presumption is the false belief that one can be saved by his or her own efforts and not God's. What many fail to realize is that there are degrees of these sins and we offend against God when we presume all is lost with the conciliar mess we are in, forgetting that God can indeed bring order out of the chaos created over the last 40 years. To abandon a sincere hope for a total restoration of Holy Mother Church is to resign oneself to holding that all is lost in the Church. We all have to be on our guard that we are not led into such presumptive, despairing thoughts for it contradicts what Christ has promised in Matthew 16:18 and 28:20 and ultimately can lead one to Canonical Pessimism. Griff explains in his column Despair and Presumption
Christ or chaos
We want to make you aware of an excellent article by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey in which he reveals the bottom line of what so many are afraid to admit: the entire United States, but specifically the People's Republic of California, have totally rejected any concept of the Social Reign of Jesus Christ. Tom cites the two recent events in Northern California as examples of the charade being played out in the courts and public school systems, including the so-called 'Catholic' schools, and the total futility in trying to fix such a cancer with damaged band-aids. He cites the magnificent encyclical Divini Illius Magistri by His Holinss Pope Pius XI in 1929 in which he asserted that neither the government nor the state can compel any parent to send their children to public schools. This inherent rights parents was ridiculously overturned by the looney 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Sodom by the Bay. Tom points out the only way to get a true Catholic education, in fact the only way to protect the souls of our children is not only to homeschool them, but to hie thee to a traditional community where the pressures and lures of the "good life" cannot influence our human tendencies. In other words, he warns many to flee from the land of the fruits and nuts. He explains in his latest column from his Christ or chaos site, where, though the title might be misleading, he hits the mark with Be Not Excited About Trees.
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Twenty Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, he cites Christ's words in today's Gospel, taken from the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, on how an enemy has stolen into the wheat fields of souls and sowed the cockle of dissent, novelty and revolution. Just as Our Lord warned, so also it has happened within His holy Church over the last century. Father documents this in showing how the bad seeds are choking out so much of the good wheat which, because of all the confusion, sways in the wind -whichever way it blows - growing weaker as the weeds smother the good seed. This very thing is illustrated in the conciliar church - the bad seed - which seeks to overpower and snuff out the good seed - the One, Holy, Apostolic and Catholic Church founded by Christ. How they have done it is so clever that no man could be totally responsible for such subterfuge. There had to be a master plan from the father of lies - the devil himself - who has been the instigator of stealing in and, with the help of so many gardeners who have already sold their souls for the temporal Masonic goals, have planted the destructive, eternal life-denying cockle. Through vigilance to the sacraments and the Holy Rosary, and by heeding the Apostle Paul's words in today's epistle, we can look forward to the harvest in being assured we will not become victims of
The Seeds of Revolution
Gabriel asks if others feel the repercussions of what is happening in California; not just the asinine decisions from the 9th District Court of Appeals in San Francisco, but the recent episode where an orthodox Catholic teen was expelled because she blew the whistle on a pro-abort posing as a teacher in a supposedly 'Catholic' girls high school in Sacramento. As Gabriel delves beneath the surface in the first of a multi-part exposť on how the corruption of souls is being carried out right before our very eyes and so few see the demonic monster beneath which is ready to, if not already, engulf clueless souls in his icy grip. Today Gabriel explains the craziness of what went on this week at Loretto High School and the real agenda of why Katelyn Sills was really expelled and who is behind this subterfuge to undermine the faith in every way with the bishops claiming their hands are tied. We doubt St. Athanasius or St. Basil or St. Robert Bellarmine would have made such excuses. Of course, they were true Catholic prelates. What the faithful are stuck with today is not only pathetic but a crime that cries to Heaven for vengeance for today's religious such as the Sisters of Loretto are anything but Catholic and the vice needs to be rooted out before more souls are destroyed in the devastated sea of lukewarmness and rebellion to Catholic doctrine. Gabriel explains in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part One - The House of the Loretto Sisters is a House of Cards
Pro Life Prescriptions
On this feast of the holy cardinal St. Charles Borromeo - a true successor of the Apostles, we wanted to show how that ideal has been ravaged by the modern barbarians wearing magenta and scarlet. To illustrate how the more things supposedly change, the more they stay the same, the rot of the bad tree of Vatican II is still there. There is great evidence of this in the aftermath of the synod of conciliar bishops in Rome. We can clearly see nothing has changed as all, from Benedict on down, dig in to defend ever more insanely and desperately the reprehensible Vatican II reforms that have caused the very problems society is still struggling with as satan clasps an even firmer grip on souls. Case in point: Roe v. Wade? Thank you, conciliar bishops. Thus, we bring you an article written by Dr. Frank Joseph three and a half years ago on May 22, 2002 as part of our "Gems from the Past" feature in which he asked then - and it still applies to these apostates today - as the answer to what so many have been wondering, why is it today's bishops won't respond unless their reputation or jobs are on the line? And then, why do they lie so blatantly? He rightly asserts that had they been vigilant and truly the successors of the Apostles, they would have clearly seen by the grace of the Holy Ghost the infiltration of those intent on violating the Fifth and Sixth Commandments. Because they did not, because they refused to pull their heads out of the sands of acceptance by the world we have today the terrible holocaust of abortion and the widening scandal of sex abuse. Truly they have been negligent as Dr. Frank illustrated in his column and is even more pertinent today with Why does the hierarchy continuously hide except when its their own hide?
While most are aware that November is the month of the holy souls, few realize that November also features 20 martyrs honored in the holy liturgy, more than any other month. In honor of such, Gabriel presents a piece on martyrdom in which he outlines 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. Those martyred for the Faith went straight to Heaven to join the Church Triumphant. They are an inspiration to every Catholic and Gabriel points 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. 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 explains in his column The Milk of Martyrdom
Christ or chaos
In honor of All Souls Day we bring you a poignant piece presented by Dr. Thomas Droleskey three years ago in a "Gems from the Past" in which he focuses on the day after All Saints Day, a day dedicated to the Church Suffering - the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Tom identifies the Four Last Things that everyone of us must face. Are we prepared to die? Tom briefly eulogizes several who passed away in 2002, many who touched his heart through friendship and one - Walter Matt, who touched him of late with the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Holy Mother Church has always, up until Vatican II, emphasized the Four Last Thing. Everyone of us can better prepare by meditating on the Four Last Things and encouraging others to do so as well. For every single one of us, sooner or later, will have to deal with the Four Last Things. Isn't it better to do it while we are still on this earth? Tom emphasizes this in his column from All Souls Day in 2002 Remember the Poor Souls Every Day.
Editor Michael Cain begins the month of the holy souls with a commentary on bringing back the times we all cherished and remembering why. He points out why our role as the Church Militant must become 'militant' again for time is a precious commodity and with each second, each moment more souls are being lost to the pillaging and plundering pirates of the conciliar church who have mutineered against the true Barque of Peter and hoisted their own ship, christened some 40 years ago replete with the jolly roger of reform, rebellion and rot flying from its omninous mast. In order to rescue souls trapped in the bilge of this bulging monstrosity, we need to not only live our Faith but to know it thoroughly so we can convey it to the lost souls cast adrift. Another group of souls have been cast adrift in the depths of Purgatory and only our prayers can free them. What are we waiting for? Cain explains the advantages Holy Mother Church provides specifically for today and tomorrow with plenary indulgences for those very souls, this week and the entire month of November in his essay explaining the 55-40 quotient and the missing element that needs to strengthen. He calls it The 5% Solution
The Sanity of Sanctity
We continue our recent tradition of bringing you the Litany of Saints for the Saints and Feasts of November, the original concept submitted by Jacob Michael in September. Need some impetus to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory? What we provide is a litany to all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated in the month of November. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. Just as almost all in Purgatory are forsaken today by the post-conciliar church. If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for November. Litany of the November Saints
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