In anticipation of tomorrow's Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Gabriel points out that just as God had a method to His 'madness' in knocking ol' Saul off his horse, so also in His myterious and wondrous way He's trying to knock each one of us off our comfort horse, to wake us up that while we might think what we're doing in promoting the New Order is what the law approves and is kopacetic with our neighbor, it is killing souls because of our wrongly-directed zeal. Time is of the essence and He needs more Pauls fighting uncompromisingly for His True Church which is so persecuted today by the enemy within as Gabriel reminds us of Our Lord's words "Why do you persecute Me?.
Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
Bishop Bernard Fellay's letter reveals that it isn't difficult to connect the dots. While so many complain about the court jester of ecumenism Cardinal Walter Kasper going seemingly unchecked in his ecumania, His Excellency points out that His Eminence wouldn't have the power to do what he does if it weren't for the one who made him a cardinal and has given him the powerful and, yes, dangerous position as head of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. The same with all the other curial posts. The Bishop shows that, despite the ruse that Modern Rome wants to reconcile with the Society, this Vatican is no friend of Tradition. He shows this in the latest showdown with Cardinal Husar in a territorial tug-of-war for souls. Bishop Fellay shows quite clearly that Court Jesters are always appointed by the King.
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, now writing specifically for the excellent 'grandfather', if you will, of Traditional publications - The Remnant - shows it's all a shell game. Too many carrots have been dangled only to be reeled back in. It's the modus operandi of the Conciliar and Post-Conciliar agenda and the latest omission of what was promised proves only too well the New Order Mass cannot be fixed. It is dead on arrival. Tom deduces from his own personal experiences and the Pope's actions and inactions that "indeed, Pope John Paul II is wedded to the liturgical revolution, and has been since the Second Vatican Council. He is not going be leading the cavalry over the hill." The sooner priests and the faithful realize this and take the valiant, yes, radical action, of forever saying no to the Novus Ordo and embracing the Mass of Tradition - the Latin Mass, the more souls will be saved as Tom points out so adroitly in his article in the January 31st edition of The Remnant Worse than Deja Vu all over again: Vatican caves on meaningful reform of disastrous new mass .
On the day when we commemorated the 31st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, Gabriel Garnica illustrated why this has continued unabated for over three decades. It's become part and parcel of the mentality and culture of a society which has sold its soul, sacrificed on the altar of convenience. Instant gratification has replaced suffering and reparation and we reap what we sow as evidenced in the 50 million unborn slaughtered in the womb to date as Gabriel pointed out in his poignant column The Herod Principle.
Chronicle of Catholic Tradition
In the third chapter of our new series on the history of Holy Mother Church and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we treated the very early years of the Church and how a handful of apostles and disciples kept alive the Word and the Sacraments amidst a mounting campaign to persecute those who called themselves Christians. And how Divine intervention turned the tide with Saul becoming Paul and the rest, as they say, is history as we explained in Out with the Old, in with the New!
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? We delved a little deeper to 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 explained in the latest Hot Issues commentary
'It' depends on what 'is' was!
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
Catharine Lamb resumed her feature on the Canon of the Mass and those who are honored. Most prominent after Our Lady and the Apostles Peter and Paul, are the rest of the Apostles, 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 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 provided 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. 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
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