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  • SATURDAY         February 14, 2004
    updated: February 13, 2004   11:00 p.m. CST                    Volume 15, no. 45
    Know the Faith in order to Keep the Faith!
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    TODAY'S PROPER OF THE HOLY MASS:

    Today is the Simple Feast of
    Our Lady's Saturday.

    Commemoration of Saint Valentine, Confessor and Martyr
    Votive or Requiem Masses permitted.
    White vestments
    Mass is the Missa
    "Salve, sancta parens"
    for the Proper of the Mass in conjunction with the
    Ordinary of the Mass

    Tomorrow is the Semi-Double Observance of
    SEXIGESIMA SUNDAY
    with a commemoration of
    Saints Faustina and Jovita, Martyrs.

    Violet vestments
    Mass is the Missa
    "Exsurge, quare obdormis"


    WHY ONE CANNOT IN GOOD FAITH ATTEND THE NOVUS ORDO.
    REASON #45.
        Because in places where the Traditional Mass is preserved, the Faith and fervor of the people are greater. Whereas the opposite is true where the New Mass reigns (Report on the Mass, Diocese of Campos, ROMA, Buenos Aires #69, 8/81)
      The Faith and fervor of the people once so strong is already starting to show cracks with the Campos Compromise which has silenced the once-strong uncompromising voice standing up to the New Order. Now that they have agreed to modern Rome's proposal they are quiet when abuses occur and, slowly but surely, they will see for themselves sadly how great a prophetic statement they made over 20 years ago. By no longer criticizing the New Mass, the Faith and fervor are losing its savor. Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani and Cardinal Antonio Bacci on September 25, 1969 warned of this inThe Ottaviani Intervention While the Pope didn't listen for the confirmed 33rd Degree Mason Annibale Bugnini had his ear and heart, he and the church of Vatican II have indeed "incurred the wrath of God and the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul." Father James Wathen could see this so clearly over 30 years ago and warned of all this in his irrefutable masterpiece The Great Sacrilege proving the immediate devastations that had occurred in just the few years of the New Order. Imagine then nearly 33 years later! Tragic! This is the forty-fifth of 62 reasons submitted by the Priests of Campos on Easter Sunday 1982 and endorsed by the late great Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer. Each day we will publish one of the 62 until they're all complete
    Conversely in the True Holy Mass of All Ages:

    GRACES RECEIVED FROM ATTENDING THE TRUE MASS.
    GRACE #45.
        It is the best means whereby to venerate the Passion of Christ, and obtain a share in its fruits.
      This is the forty-fifth of at least 77 Graces derived from participation at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the Mass of All Ages - the Latin Mass of the Roman Rite which was decreed to be said "in perpetuity" by Pope Saint Pius V in codifying the infallible decrees of the dogmatic Council of Trent. These graces are taken from Father Martin von Cochem's Explanation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with an imprimatur by New York's Archbishop Michael Augustin on June 24, 1818 during the Pontificate of Pope Pius VII
    TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jacob Michael issues an urgent plea and a challenge to every Traditional Catholic to join him in a grand plan for Grand Rapids and that is to pray a daily Rosary for the next nine days that Catholics will realize the Latin Mass has never been abrogated and they can attend the SSPX Masses. It can be the beginning of great things nationwide as Jacob urges all to Finish the Race!
  • Gabriel Garnica sounds the clarion of what's wrong with Valentine's Day. There is something obviously missing: God! That is what the holy priest, whose day is named after, preached for True Love is God. Gabriel points out how we can truly express love back and beat back the aberrations that the day represents today in The Irony of Valentine's Day
  • As we near single digits for the time left, the liberals and progressivists are desperate. So desperate that a Rabbi has exposed the very fact that it is boomeranging in the face of the Jews for to condemn Mel's movie is akin to condemning the Sacred Scriptures. Very, very interesting reading today. 11 Days to Go!
    Pray for John Paul II that he will awake from the devastating 40-year slumber and return Holy Mother Church to its rightful place as the true Mystical Body of Christ and consecrate Russia to Mary's Immaculate Heart. Read our editorial The Judas Kiss in last Wednesday's issue.
    PAPAL PROOF OF WHAT THE CHURCH TRULY TEACHES

      For those who truly want to delve deeper into what the Faith teaches and what past Sovereign Pontiffs have decreed, we recommend for your vital reading to better KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH, pertinent Papal decrees which put to the lie what is being promulgated today by the Vatican II church. We strongly encourage you to read these to understand how today the modern church is in Apostasy when compared to what had always been taught by Holy Mother Church and enforced and warned as most grievous by previous Pontiffs as you'll see in CREDO & CULTURE


    The entire thrill-packed suspense novel on the fight to preserve the True Faith and the world against the nefarious Legion of the Basilisk is now online at WHITE SMOKE, BLACK FIRE!
    For links to past articles, columns, series, etc. of contributing writers found in The Daily Catholic plus the ARCHIVES for the past two years, see PORT 2004

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    Today:
    HOT ISSUES
    The fruits of victory are sweet and Jacob Michael is issuing a challenge to all Traditional Catholics to join him in a nine-day novena of Daily Rosaries for the freedom and exaltation of Holy Mother the Church beginning in Grand Rapids as a grand experiment that can blossom into many, many fruits for the secular media, amazed over what Fr. Michael McMahon and the SSPX parishioners did in prayerfully evicting the Buddhist monks from the Basilica of St. Adalbert on Tuesday night, now want to know more about the Society and Jacob has been invited to write an editorial laying out the truth: The Latin Mass has never been abrogated, Catholics can fulfill their Sunday obligation by attending a Traditional Latin Mass whether in a SSPX parish or an independent parish. Jacob is going to prove in a secular newspaper that the Diocesan bishop and the pastor are totally wrong and hopefully, prayerfully this will wake up countless Catholics that they are free to attend the Latin Mass once again. If this can be accomplished in Grand Rapids, it can mushroom around the country. The Counter-Revolution has begun! Jacob lays out the strategy in his brief plea:Finish the Race!
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica sounds the clarion today about how the essence of Valentine's Day has been so twisted and paganized. Probably never before has this been more ironic than these times when the intent of the day - to promote the God-given gift of love between a man and a woman for the purpose of Holy Matrimony for the express objective of procreation - has become so perverted that the meaning today represents adultery, sodomy and, yes, murder. Gabriel points out that God is Love and His True Love is embodied in His Mystical Body - the spotless Bride of Christ encompassing the True Faith. Accept no substitutes. Sorry, Forrest Gump, but life is not a box of chocolates. No, it is living in harmony with God's laws and striving to know, love and serve God in this world so that we can be happy with Him in the next. That's basic Baltimore Catechism which maybe we should send others in lieu of flowers, cards and candy. Gabriel provides the points of The Irony of Valentine's Day

      Yesterday:
      Traditional Thoughts
      The Rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary Father Yves le Roux offered a sobering essay for all Catholics, especially parents who are struggling with balancing their values with the overpowering mores being dictated by the world. Too often, Fr. pointed out, we as Catholics succumb to the Protestant morality that it is all inevitable and we can do nothing about it. Nothing could be further from the truth and we need to shake the cobwebs of such nonsense, such heresy, and reclaim our children and civilization for Catholic morality which has been turned topsy-turvy especially over the past half a century in which so much as been Protestantized and so many souls lost in the unbloody revolution that has taken place right under our noses. He rebuked the Protestant notion that grace suppresses nature. Indeed it does not, rather it elevates it. He encouraged parents to nourish affection, true parental affection and love on their children so they will have a solid foundation when all else is crumbling around them. Father got to the core in Problems of Disaffection

        Thursday:
        "Quid dicit Scriptura?" Jacob Michael followed up his inital report filed in Wednesday's issue, with a more thorough background and description on how, where, when, who, why and what happened Tuesday night in the Basilica of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Moved by the Holy Ghost, a righteous indignation against violaters of the First Commandment, and utilizing the powerful weapon known as the Holy Rosary of Mary, loyal Roman Catholics - almost 200 strong led by courageous Society of Saint Pius X priest Fr. Michael McMahon - literally blasted the Buddhist monks out of the Basilica. In fact, according to secular media reports, their protest was so violent in reciting the Ave Marias and Hail Mary's that the pastor had no recourse but to call in the local gendarmes. Egads, how do we stop such "violence" as peaceful, reverent prayer? Jacob exposed the true absurdity, the true scandal personified in the pastor Fr. Thomas DeYoung himself as he explained in his column Booting the Buddhists from the Basilica!
        A Chronicle of Catholic Tradition
        In the sixth chapter of our series on the history of Holy Mother Church and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we turned to the man Our Lord Jesus Christ appointed to lead His Church - Tu es Petrus - the fisherman Simon Peter. A more unlikely candidate the majority would never pick. But in His Divine Wisdom Christ knew exactly what He was doing. As is the case with anything from God, satan will always try to muck up the works. The early days of the Church were no exception as the father of half-truths sought to disrupt and divide the followers of Christ, pitting those loyal to Peter against those loyal to Paul and vice versa. An institution of any less founding could not have survived the early bickering and division. But the institution Jesus founded was not a temporal foundation, but an eternal one - the Heavenly Jerusalem on earth: His One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church built on, as we presented in part five, The Rock!

        Wednesday:
        The Sanity of Sanctity
        In honor of Wednesday's feast of Our Lady of Lourdes we presented a special feature on this most famous of Marian Shrines. This is the 150th Anniversary of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, decreed by Pope Pius IX in 1854. Four years later Our Lady appeared to a young peasant girl of the Soubirous family and confirmed to her the infallible dogma as we detailed in Part One at The Healing Waters of Lourdes Part One and The Healing Waters of Lourdes Part Two.
        Gabriel's Clarion
        In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Gabriel Garnica related his experience at this international Marian Shrine in the Apennine Moutains in southern France. Not only the River Gave flows through this quaint village dating back to the time of the Gauls, but the fallen angel is not far away, hovering and luring the faithful from the purity of the message of Lourdes. Just as in Rome where vendors vie for the attention that should be focused on the spiritual, so also in the Village of Bernadette commerce takes a backseat to no one. This is one of the dangers Gabriel warned about in describing the three armies who gather there. If one is not girded in the armor of God at all times, their Achilles heel can be compromising to progress and the profane. Satan loves that as Gabriel explained in The Lesson of Lourdes

        Tuesday:
        Catholic PewPOINT
        With all the persecution being aimed at Mel Gibson, he must feel like a marked man. Editor Michael Cain showed where that suits Mel just fine for the more he is scourged in the press, the more he is following in the footsteps of Christ Jesus, Who Mel has devoted his entire energy to in producing and directing the greatest film ever made. Cain delved into the real reasons behind the bitter barbs and why the attackers are so rabid. Could it be because they are afraid of the Truth? You got it and so does Mel as he remains as wise as a serpent and as guileless as a dove as he builds an army of supporters among a network of churches who we hope and pray will finally realize where the True Sacrifice they are witnessing on film is still played out daily in the one True Mass, the Traditional Latin Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Mel's hope and prayers, as well as countless Traditional Catholics, is that God will work miracles through this vehicle of evangelization as Cain explained in his editorial A man of his word true to the Word!

        Monday:
        Shears and Tears of a Lamb
        Catharine Lamb resumed her feature on the Canon of the Mass and those who are honored. Monday she featured the holy martyred saints who immediately follow the martyred Popes in the Communicantes before the Consecration. Catharine provides some background on these seven men, four of whom were holy brothers in blood who gave their very blood because they believed in the Blood of Christ. Today so many want to apologize for their actions. Yet the Church in her wisdom set in stone that these seven men who are specially venerated in Rome, would forever be remembered in the Sacred Canon of the Mass. Catharine assured in her column We will never forget!
        Books you can count on!
        We are delighted to resurrect our long dormant series on BOOKS YOU CAN COUNT ON with the excellent rationale on why rural life was so prized and adhered to Catholic Social Order in the 'Catholic Land Movement.' This was a necessary counter to the urban, industrial movement that imprisoned so many in a secular, Protestant milieu of the urban life. The esteemed Dr. Peter Chojnowski provided a brief review of a book first released in 1931 which contained ten essays warning all of this erosion of the Faith and urging Catholics to embrace the 'Catholic Land Movement' in order to preserve the family unit in every manner of the sensus Catholicus. The book Flee to the Fields is considered the Catholic manifesto for this, endorsed by none other than that great cradle Catholic literary master Hilaire Belloc in the original preface of the book now made available for all again at IHS Press. In full harmony with Belloc, author of The Great Heresies were not only the Catholic hierarchy of all of Great Britain, but his noble friend G. K. Chesterton as we presented a book review on Flee to the Fields

        SUNDAY:
        Gabriel's Clarion
        With the fever building for the much-anticipated film 'The Passion of The Christ', few are aware of another movie in the making that is the antithesis of Mel Gibson's masterpiece. Yet, while Hollywood shudders and shuns helping a decent man, they are lining up at the trough of filth to churn out a movie that is full of lies. Yes, when the Truth is staring them in the face, they turn away and embrace the fleeting pleasure that will disintegrate into nothingness. Gabriel pointed out the best and the worst in his brief essay A Tale of Two Movies
        "Qui legit, intelligat"
        In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Septuagesima Sunday, he prepared us for this time of Septuagesima leading up to Ash Wednesday. We are officially in the time of preparation for fasting and penance liturgically and literally. The need to turn to the Cross of Christ in prayer and sacrifice is made more urgent in what we see in the world and modern church just in the past few weeks. We must shun worldly values and hold true to the True Faith which Our Lord and His Saints have assured, handing down traditional devotions and guidelines to navigate us through the torrential typhoons threatening us today. Father showed us ways of Surviving Sodom and Gomorrah

        Saturday:
        Quid Dicit Scriptura
        With the maelstrom of unfounded anti-Semitism charges being flung by the Zionists the closer we draw to the opening of Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of The Christ', Jacob Michael provided failsafe scriptural arguments that affirm not only is it futile for the Jews to wait for the Messiah, but also to try to re-establish the Old Jerusalem; for Christ destroyed the Old Jerusalem and established the New Jerusalem as His Church. Jacob presented the evidence in his Scriptural exegesis on the fulfillment of the Promise. How did the apostles and the first Christians view the restoration of David's Kingdom? See Jacob's fifth installment The Gospel in Action
        Mass Confusion
        Father Lawrence Smith documented the the two countenances of a man many neo-Catholics think is a conservative cardinal, but in truth he is no friend of Traditional Catholicism. The perception of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger working to restore reverence towards a true sensus Catholicus is exposed as false in the prefect's own words as Father pointed out so succinctly from words the head of the CDF said way back when and as recently as this week. He is in every way a liberal, a progressivist who indeed is hallucinating as his words indicate. Father laid it all out in his treatise A Tale of Two Truths.

        Friday:
        Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
        If modern Rome is so concerned about 'dialoging' with all schismatic groups, then why are they not serious about healing the rift within their own ranks? What are they afraid of in engaging those who are actually Catholic theologians in discussing the doctrines? That is the crux of the problem which the Bishop Fellay addressed in his penetrating, firm and respectful documented Letter to the Cardinals: From Ecumenism to Silent Apostasy
        HOT ISSUES
        As a commentary on the very issue His Excellency raised above, editor Michael Cain weighed in on how the progressive puppets try to defend the errors by changing the subject. Gary Morella offers his insights on what's been lost. The very points Bishop Fellay brings up are the exact reason so many Catholics are in a total state of confusion and compromise. Cain emphasized the need to stay on the offense and keep the Modernists in a defensive mode in the editorial Viva la Résistance!

        Thursday:
        Chronicle of Catholic Tradition
        We returned to the turning point in the embryonic stage of the early Church: the conversion of Paul in which through God's Mercy a terrible sinner was turned into one of the greatest saints. This should give us encouragement in these terrible times where Modernism, "the synthesis of all heresies" - as Pope St. Pius X asserted, is running amok. Part five: Shocked and Saved!
        THE FATIMA FILE
        As a follow-up to the backpedaling by authorities at Fatima and Rome, John Vennari, editor of Catholic Family News provides reliable and documented proof that the ecumaniacal agenda is behind all the spin despite the ambiguous rhetoric that tries to hide what's really going on for, as John points out so well, "in their attempts to deny, they confirm. Shrine Rector Confirms New Ecumenical Orientation at Fatima

        Wednesday:
        Shears and Tears of a Lamb
        Catharine Lamb was righteously indignant at the gall of a man who calls himself an Episcopalian minister telling his flock of lost sheep that they must choose heresy over schism. Sure sounds like the whole 'civilization of love' unity of community spiel doesn't it? The only difference here is at least the American Anglican is honest enough to call this apostasy what it really is: heresy. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the newChurch would at least identify itself for what it is: PROTESTANT! Catharine fires off a column that should fire you up as well for indeed it is all Heresy in High Gear!
        FOCUS
        Father Lawrence Smith focuses on the insanity of an article that appeared last month in The New York Times on the measures the madmen of mammon will go to for profit. Father points out in exposing the madness how inevitable it is that the Wall Street Spin and spinsters are going up in smoke, or make that down because Our Lord's warning in Mark 8: 36, "For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" has been totally lost on the agnostic anal authors who worship at the capitalism-at-any-price altar. Father shows the futility of trying to justify a means when there is no end in Leaping into the Hand-basket Bound for Hell



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