Where can be found the calibre of physicians like Saints Cosmas and Damian today in a world where the medical profession cares nothing for the soul of man? |
Unlike the shepherds who tended to their sheep on the hilly slopes of Bethlehem, so many of the human sheep today, shorn of the faith, are hurting because the modern shepherds have abandoned them for easier apostate pastures. The flock is failing, unkempt, with no direction. They grow sicker in body, mind and soul daily and there are so few physicians willing to treat both the body and soul. For her seventh lesson in the University of Virtue curriculm, Cyndi Cain highlights two brothers who were truly holy physicians - Saints Cosmas and Damian. She points out the virtuous attributes of these holy blood brothers who lived their Hypocratic Oath and, as physicicans, realized that their talents to heal were from God. They understood well through prayer and penance that they had a responsibility to God to give of their talents freely to His flocks. They did so with joy, working long hours with the utmost love and patience in treating patients whether rich or poor. It mattered not, for they saw first and foremost the soul. While they administered the Corporal Works of Mercy to all, they never neglected the Spiritual Works of Mercy. When was the last time you could say that of a doctor today? Those who have taken the Hypocratic Oath should intern on the example of Sts. Cosmas and Damian and recall the words of that Oath. And yes, remember, it was an 'Oath'; that is, a promise made to God. He remembers. The question is will those in the medical profession today, so many who have compromised their pratices, return to using the gift God endowed them with for the good of man's soul as well as his body? The sheep await to get healthy so that they may grow in grace and be well again and multiply. The flocks need urgent care as Cyndi explains in, Physicians: Heal the Sheep.
It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to realize the 'Brain Death' deception the medical profession is cooperating with is outright murder!
Dovetailing from the above article, we present something that many in the medical profession do not want you to know. Among the plethora of articles Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has provided, he wanted to emphasize an interview with the noted Dr. Paul A. Byrne conducted by the director of The Michael Fund and author of the blockbuster expose book Rite of Sodomy, Randy Engel on organ transplants and brain death and the government's increased regulation of organ donation and transplants and how insurance companies cooperate with the charade that, as Tom points out in including a poignant sermon by the German Bishop Clemens August Count von Galen in 1941 in alerting the populace to the genetic engineering and elimination of 'useless' lives by the Third Reich. He vociferiously protested, "If the principle that man is entitled to kill his unproductive fellow-man is established and applied, then woe betide all of us when we become aged and infirm! If it is legitimate to kill unproductive members of the community, woe betide the disabled who have sacrificed their health or their limbs in the productive process! If unproductive men and women can be disposed of by violent means, woe betide our brave soldiers who return home with major disabilities as cripples, as invalids! If it is once admitted that men have the right to kill 'unproductive' fellow-men 'even though it is at present applied only to poor and defenceless mentally ill patients' then the way is open for the murder of all unproductive men and women: the incurably ill, the handicapped who are unable to work, those disabled in industry or war. The way is open, indeed, for the murder of all of us when we become old and infirm and therefore unproductive. Then it will require only a secret order to be issued that the procedure which has been tried and tested with the mentally ill should be extended to other 'unproductive' persons, that it should also be applied to those suffering from incurable tuberculosis, the aged and infirm, persons disabled in industry, soldiers with disabling injuries!" Tom points out that, indeed, we have not learned from history and America is fast becoming another dangerous fascist nation at the expense of lives, not to mention souls. Tom shares the facts in
The Dr. Paul Byrne on Brain Death
Also, for a dynamic presentation by Dr. Byrne and how the Pro-Life movement needs to be aware of the verbal and social engineering by the manipulators undermining the sanctity of life, see the half-hour show Face of Pro-Life"
How our Lady of Victory made popsicles out of Protestant plans fourteen years after Lepanto
George Codina shares a little known true story of a battle that, had it not gone well, could very well have changed the face of Europe. He points out that you most likely won't hear about this event in revisionist history annals, but it is something every Catholic should know and realize that when all else fails, praying for a miracle can't hurt. As trite as that may sound to some, true believers understand how true that can be. Throughout the history of salvation it has occurred from the time of the Old Testament to the time our Lord and Savior walked the earth to the testament of His deity following His Ascension, His Church has a treasure of miracles that did indeed change the course of history. We know of the victories at Lepanto and Viena, but few know of the miracle on ice. No, we are not talking of the USA Olympic Hockey victory over the Soviets, but the miracle our Lady effected through the grace of God in hearing the prayers of her children trapped on the Isle of Bomel in 1585. George relays the details in his article, Miracle on Ice
The Joy and Reality of the Third and Fourth Sundays of Advent bring into focus all so clearly that there is only one way to attain salvation.
We reach back two years to bring you Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday. In it he exhorts us to "rejoice" for the conciliarists will not have their way. God will not allow it. He will deliver His faithful ones from the darkness that envelops the earth, especially in these times when Modern Rome has sold out the Faith Christ established on the Rock of Peter - Eternal Rome. The conciliar popes have denied the Dogma of salvation by caving to the sin of placating man so as not to offend him while greatly and grievously offending God. Woe to them who would deceive the children of God, woe to them who would shroud them in darkness. Father points out that while the conciliarists can and do express whatever 'opinion' is popular with the people for world peace on man's terms, true Catholics realize we have all the answers with the light of Divine Revelation through Sacred Scripture which is infrangible truth and because of that we can readily recognize half-truths and compromises and deviation from the Faith for what it is: apostasy! We know what "the Truth, the Way and the Life" has set in stone and passed down through His Holy Church by guiding us through the darkness by that Light from the East as Father explains in his sermon.
"The Orient from on High"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent,which we bring you from three years ago, he reminds us of what Holy Mother Church always taught on the purpose for Advent: Repentance and Penance in order to purify us to welcome the Messias. It is through this Church - the Mystical Bride of Christ - the New Jerusalem - which Christ entrusted His authority and only through Her. For centuries the liturgical calendar reflected the necessary lessons in a one-year cycle that hit on all the points the faithful needed for salvation. Of course, as Father Campbell notes in discerning the thinking of the conciliarists, that was before the enlightenment of this modern age when it is implicitly posited that one religion is as good as the next. Is there any wonder that God will not allow the canonization process of Pope Pius XII to be besmirched by the conciliarist circus when the very advocate, appointed by John Paul II for Papa Pacelli's cause, is spouting heresy? That would be Fr. Peter Gumpel who summises that the thrice-defined dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus is no longer "in vogue." Father Louis has some news for these pompous pharisees; actually it comes from Christ Himself in Luke 13: 3 and there is no ambiguity or time frame involved. It is timeless and absolute: "Unless you repent, you will perish in the same manner." Father explains as he shares the sure words of Dom Prosper Gueranger in his sermon "Make Straight His Paths"
The Saintly Father of the Eldest Daughter of the Church
All can see the demise of the Faith throughout the world, but nowhere is it so devastating than in the land where Catholicism took such a solid stronghold well over a millennium and a half ago: France. Why? That answer is simple. Modern man has abandoned the virtues. Cyndi Cain urges all to go back to basics: Prayer. No one gets to Heaven without it. So also if we forsake penance and self-denial. In the same mold of St. John the Baptist, who Christ extolls in the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent, God rose up the holy, humble Saint Remigius some four centuries later for a special mission: to be the 'Apostle of the Franks' in being the catalyst for establishing the eldest daughter of the Church through the baptism of King Clovis, and the beginning of a long, illustrious line of French saints who have been so instrumental in the growth of the holy Faith that today is so threatened by Modernism, Islamism and lukewarmness. We pray God will rise up another St. Remigius to wake the echoes of the French and every other nation of this world that victory can only be achieved through virtue! Virtue begins with living a prayerful life. Cyndi explains in her essay, Prayer, Patience and Perseverance are the Prerogatives for Planting the Faith
In the Darkness, There is A Light of Hope
We reach back three years to Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, for, in this time of the Great Apostasy, he points out the encouragement of the Apostle Paul's words in today's Epistle "that through patience and the comfort of the Scriptures, we might have hope." In these times when all might seem hopeless in the face of the devastation done to holy Mother Church from those who have infiltrated at every level and sought to besmirch the Bride of Christ, Father shows that their fruits will be in vain for Christ has promised His faithful that the wait, the suffering is worth it. Father provides the comfort of the Apostle John's words from the Apocalypse that best answers the why this has occurred at this time in history and why we must have hope. God has given us a glimpse of what awaits us by giving us the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is through this propitiatory offering of Christ to the Father by the priest on our behalf that we are closest to experiencing what Heaven truly is as Father illustrates in his sermon "In Him shall the Gentiles Hope"
The Ultimate Gift of Love for the King from the King.
No Present is greater than the lasting Presence of Christ the King, truly present on the holy Altar. Scott Montgomery weighs in with a short reflection on the essence of Christ's Kingship and its relation to His Birth. Just as only a few - such as the Holy Family, the shepherds of Bethlehem and the three Magi - recognized the King of kings two thousand years ago, so also today so few are cogniscent that He is in our midst, especially in the ultimate gift of Love He left us: Himself present in the Most Blessed Sacrament, confected in the representation of the ultimate Sacrifice of the Cross: the Immemorial Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Mother tongue of the Church Christ founded. Then, as now, many are called, but few chosen to acknowledge Him as Christ the King to Whom we owe all obedience to His divine Will and to the Deposit of Faith He established. Scott elucidates on Mary's pivotal role as well in his timely article, Christmas and the Kingship of Christ
Saints never say "Bah, humbug!"
As we enter the Season of Advent in the Church's liturgical year, everywhere else the purpose of this season is lost on the masses who are constantly reminded of things that make men merry and greedier, but not happy. What the vast majority have failed to focus on are the four last reminders for salvation of their soul. Cyndi Cain tries to put this season of giving in proper perspective. While many attribute St. Nicholas as the saint of gifts, she illustrates how St. Laurence Justinian was known for his generosity. Many questioned his sanity in giving away so much, but he knew God would provide for any of his needs. Too often our wants get in the way of our needs. What we really need is to remember the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. By keeping these crucial realities always in mind, we, too, will be able to then begin to emulate the holy Patriarch of Venice in our generosity and holiness. Our worries will fall away for we have trust in the Lord that He will provide for our needs in all things pleasing to Him. Cyndi shares in her essay,Being constantly aware of the Four Last Things can ease the burden
To the Modernists Idols are never idle
For the First Sunday of Advent we bring you Father Louis Campbell's sermon from two years ago, in which 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 the holy Pope St. Pius X in his masterful encyclical Pascendi Domenici gregis 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 (the counterfeit church of conciliarism) 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"
Traditional Catholicism's Answer to Charles Kuralt's "On The Road"
You've no doubt heard the song, "I've been everywhere, man, I've been everywhere." Well that man could very well be Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, Traditional Catholicism's answer to the late Charles Kuralt. If you think you've got it rough, take a gander at what he and his family have encountered over this past year. In the much anticipated follow-up installments to his now famous "It's Still Better This Than Purgatory (or Worse)", he treats the reader with episodes five and six. It provides food for thought such as the next time traffic gets harrowing or you get a flat tire, it's really nothing when you think of it if you offer all to the Most Sacred and Immaculate Hearts in reparation for one's own sins and those of others. Few encounter sagas like Tom illustrates unless the devil is furious with them and then you can expect the kind of obstacles Tom and his family experience almost daily. It's all part of the 'being Catholic' scenario in which most of us fail miserably. We can take lessons from the mishaps and modern-day 'Perils of Pauline' the Droleskeys face on a regular basis and how they handle it. Few are better at making lemonade when life gives lemons than the master mixer as he so eloquently narrates his journeys this year in illustrating the Catholic conscience every one of us should adopt if we are truly serious about living our Faith. Tom elaborates in It's Still Better This Than Purgaory (or Worse), Part 5 and It's Still Better This Than Purgaory (or Worse), Part 6
Two Bishops who nourished the faith as Doctors of the Church in Italy are celebrated this week.
The first Doctor of the Church in the liturgical year to be honored is Saint Peter Chrysologus who was born at the turn of the 5th Century in Italy and, like his predecessor colleagues in the great academy of Doctors, strove with his every breath and magnificent oratory skills to uphold and preserve the Sacred fidei depositum. He had no fear in taking on the deceiving Monophysite heresy that, in the aftermath of the Arian heresy, threatened to wrent the Church asunder once more, but he confronted Eutyches himself and won the day. So great was St. Peter Chrysologus' eloquence in conveying the Faith in all its beauty and simplicity that he is remembered, even though few of his sermons have survived the annals of history, as Doctor of Homilies
The Doctor of the Church whose feast immediately precedes the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is the wise and holy Saint Ambrose, who was so pivotal in converting and nurturing his prize pupil Saint Augustine, was the first to migrate from the north, the Rhineland area of Trier and settled in Milan, Italy where he cast away a lucrative career as a lawyer and politician, and, seeking baptism as a convert himself, was unanimously elected by the people as the bishop. He refused, feeling not worthy, but when the emperor insisted he accepted. On December 3, 374 after being baptized and ordained, he was consecrated the Bishop of Milan. to accept the people's acclaim as their Bishop. He ruled in holiness and justice and, together with his protege from Hippo, fought vigorously against the Arian heresy towards the end of the fourth century. This Bishop, this "Converter of Saints" who we feature as the seventh on the chronological list is Saint AmbroseConverter of Saints
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