The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away and so, evidently, does the Vatican for what was is not what is according to the one who conveyed the Pope's words to Mel Gibson's co-producer that the Pope's only comments were "it is as it was." But now Rome is in denial. Why the about face and a month no less after it was issued? We delve a little deeper and show that another agenda could very well be at work here - stopping the growing Traditional Catholic groundswell and conversions that could definitely result from the fruits of Gibson's landmark film. We explain in this Hot Issues commentary with
'It' depends on what 'is' was!
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
Catharine Lamb resumes her feature on the Canon of the Mass and those who are honored. Most prominent after the Blessed Mother and the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, are the rest of the Apostles, less Judas Iscariot of course, who, save for the beloved disciple John, all gave their lives for Christ and His Church. From the blood of these martyred hand-chosen men arose a mighty fortress - Holy Mother the Church - which has withstood everything for over two millennia. To sustain the faithful, we have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, instituted in the Upper Room where the Apostles were present. In the True Holy Mass they are invoked in the beginning of the Canon of the Mass, as Catharine provides a little more informatioin on these men in The Apostles.
Editor Michael Cain got the jump on the President's 'State of the Union' Address Tuesday night with his 'State of Unity' Address in which he identified the smoke and mirrors that may reflect that there is unity when in truth there is none. That is no surprise, despite the fact that campaigns and efforts to publicize unity - whether with other churches or in the pro-life movement or in the cause of Martin Luther King - may posture that progress is happening. Yet, Christ has clearly said that His Peace is not what the world promises or can give. Any promises that there can be peace - well, run from it. All the rhetoric: it all doesn't amount to a hill of beans until we realize that the only True vehicle Christ left for true unity is His Holy Church. The problem is not just convincing non-Catholics of that, but Catholics themselves, beginning with the Pope himself as Cain explained in his Address State of Unity
We brought you an article by Michael Davies which not only verifies the Protestantization of the Mass by one of its chief architects - Max Thurian of the Protestant Taizé community in France who converted and became a priest, but one in the New Order. Just prior to his death, even he wrote that the Church had gone overboard with the reforms. Few would have expected Thurian to defend tradition. Davies also shows how the declining numbers are showing that in the most Catholic country in the world - Brazil - more Protestants worship on Sunday than Catholics! One wonders if those figures include the Novus Ordo services as 'Catholic' or, what they properly should be referred to: Protestant. If they considered them 'Catholic' then the declining numbers are even worse! Much worse! Davies documented the numbers in An Unexpected Defense of Tradition .
Gabriel Garnica observed this constructed Ecumenical Week with a humorous piece, showing the insanity of the New Order and a clear insight into the insanity the Church of Vatican II promotes with the game of Ecumania! It's the hottest game - and we do mean 'game' - going today. Everyone is going bonkers over the novelty! It's a mind game and the more you play it, the more you get sucked in. There is a downside to this however. While you are mentally sucked in, your Catholicity and spiritual essence is sucked out. That's the goal of Ecumania. But that is of minor consequence to those so caught up in the game. Learn the new lexicon. Don't miss out! Get with the program of all-inclusivity or be excluded from the planned One World Religion. Everyone is going crazy over this game. And we do mean 'crazy' - as in insane! Gabriel informs as to the pc jargon to appease man, never mind God for that is not their concern here as Gabriel pointed out in his ingenious column Let's Play Ecumania! .
"By their fruits you shall know them"
As an antithesis to the insanity of this week of ecumaniacal madness, the District Superior of the SSPX in Asia weighed in with a pertinent article on how blatant is the intent of the ecumaniacs in their agenda to appease all religions and deny the Roman Catholic Church as the only true religion. Father Daniel Couture documented this and points to the prophecies of Our Lady at La Salette as evidence of what she predicted has indeed come true as he pointed in his letter The sour, rotting 'fruits' of Ecumenism .
Qui legit, intelligat
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Second Sunday After Epiphany, he showed where the 'woman' in Genesis 3: 15 could be none other than the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose virtues are displayed in part by various great women of the Bible, but none to the fullness of pure virtue exemplified by the Mother of God. In these times when feminism rams its collective head at the walls of decency and tradition, it is time for all to realize the true role models are not found in the entertainment industry, or in political or pagan movements, but in the woman above all women - the Immaculate Virgin - Morning Star - Stella Matutina - our Janua Caeli - Gate of Heaven who tells us in the simplest way "Do whatever He tells you" as Father explained in his sermon
The Woman of Genesis 3: 15.
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
Catharine Lamb applied the heat lamp to the frozen tundra of the "New Springtime." While Novus Ordo Catholics await the 'promised' 'season of renewal' their hearts grow colder, unable to thaw in the endless winter of discontent that shivers in schism and apostasy. Yet they plod on thinking things will warm up. Oh they will, but unfortunately not here on earth which the New Order focuses so much on, but in the climes of hell which may freeze over to accommodate all the clueless souls who don't realize this "New Springtime" and "Civilization of Love" are a snowball growing larger as it rolls downward towards the abyss as Catharine warned in The Novus Ordo and the New Winter
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