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THURSDAY-SATURDAY      July 8-10, 2004      Volume 15, no. 157
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  • Just a Total Mockery of Catholicism... by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Ecumenism & Modernism by Mario Derksen
  • "Must I Believe It?" by Canon George Smith, Ph.D., D.D.
  • The Two Faces of the City of Man by Father Lawrence Smith
  • The Devil is in the Details of Dialogue comments by Gary Morella
  • Satanism and the "Incompetent Roman Curia" by Atila Sinke Guimarães
  • Your Eminence, what's there to study? by Patrick J. Buchanan
  • Day Two through Day Four of the Nine Day Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - (July 7 to July 15)


    July is the Month of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
    With the grouping of the Double of the First Class Octaves now behind us, we turn to honoring a different saint for each day the rest of this month save for this Friday's Mass which is a Ferial Day as we enmesh ourselves firmly in the Time After Pentecost. Interesting enough, though it is celebrated as a Ferial Day in the Traditional calendar, Friday, July 9 is the Traditional Feastday of three notable martyrs who we can greatly emulate in these times. They are Saint Maria Goretti, the Virgin Martyr who cherished her virginity and love for God more than the flesh, the world and the devil. It is the historical Traditional Feast of the holy martyrs of the Reformation who dared stand up to a king in their obedience to the Vicar of Christ. They are, of course, Saint John Fisher, Bishop, and Saint Thomas More, both executed by Henry VIII for their loyalty to Eternal Rome and Christ's True Church. Would that we had bishops today who would exemplify these holy, courageous saints.       Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey writes about this in his column for July 9th entitled SAINTS FOR ALL SEASONS in which he pays tribute to the pioneers of the Traditional movement including a tribute to Father Paul A. Wickens who passed away on July 8th, succumbing to cancer of the esophogus. He cites other outstanding priests who have blazed the path from Father Gommar DePauw to Father Nicholas Gruner as modern St. John Fishers and holds out hope that the new Archbishop of St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke just might be a modern St. John Fisher. Time and trials will tell. Tom also points to those lay persons who, in the fashion of St. Thomas More, chose God's path over man's.

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    Christ or chaos
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey unravels more of the sad commentary over the "miscommunication" between Rome and the United States Bishops and points out that it is all a smoke screen; for Rome seeks not to rock the boat and uphold the Petrine ministry, but rather to maintain the status quo of collegiality without enforcing the necessary discipline of excommunication to persistent sinners. Never mind that countless babies will be sliced and diced, offering their innocent lives on the altar of political correctness, while the bishops continue their scandalous ways of doing nothing under a do-nothing Curia taking their cue from a do-nothing Pope. Tom pulls no punches in his short but hard-hitting column, in which he states, unequivocally, that a Catholic in good standing can, in no way, ever vote for a pro-abortion candidate. EVER! DEM, GOP, IRS, PC and USCCB aside, there is a Higher Authority we must all answer to! Tom explains in his column Just a Total Mockery of Catholicism: More on Cardinal Ratzinger


    Traditional Insights
    Mario Derksen completes his excellent analysis of Pope Pius XI's solid and absolute encyclical Mortalium animos. In this fifth part Mario gets to the heart of His Holiness' message: one must accept all that the Church teaches without exception for dogma must be believed. There is no room for discussion or opinion. Roma locutus est. Mario also pinpoints where Pius XI emphasized that dialogue is the wrong path and leads not to conversion but to compromise. Ergo, oecumenism in the sense it is understood today is heresy which denies the True Faith, outside of which there is no salvation. Again Mario repeats one is either fully Catholic or not Catholic at all. There is no middle ground! Mario explains in his fifth installment on An Analysis of the Encyclical Mortalium Animos and other true Catholic Teaching on Religious Unity with part five Ecumenism & Modernism
    ROCK SOLID REASONS
    Some sixty years ago Canon George Smith wrote a most poignant compendium of why there can be no dialogue with heretics as the Pope and his novelty-driven cardinals and bishops push for today. The reason is quite simple as Dr. Smith laid out for Catholic truth does not and cannot change. As Catholics we are bound to uphold the depositum fidei and therefore defend always the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church so all the faithful may KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH and share such a precious gift with others through conversion, not compromise! Canon Smith truly raised the Standard of Christ the King and His Church with Charity, Clarity and Valor and the current crop of bishops and priests, as well as the laity would do well to read his absolute words in his excellent essay "Must I Believe It?"
    FOCUS
    In the aftermath of all the celebrating over Independence Day, Father Lawrence Smith asks us to stop and reflect and ask ourselves what were we really celebrating? Freedom? He asks why? for the truth is masked and in its place Catholic truth is further eroded where there is no difference today between Catholic and Protestant - just Americans who blindly wander in the oblivion of opinion without realizing the tenets that contradict what God so deigned for His creatures. But in our modern world of convenience and rationalization, we don't want to hear what God wants and so blithely venture into the vortex of sin by telling ourselves there is no such monster even as it devours our souls. Father explains the condition that will hopefully change the countenance of true Catholics in his excellent column The Two Faces of the City of Man
    FOCUS
    Gary L. Morella kicks off a new series we are debuting in which we show the insanity of some of ZENIT's news releases which mask so many dangers. It is not utopia in Zenitville, but you'd never know that from reading the "world seen from Rome" for modern Rome no longer has 20-20 vision but rather is suffering from a severe case of malecular degeneration with the emphasis on the last word. In this first "ZOONIT" we show the beastly and untameable attitudes that have plunged Holy Mother Church into the deep abyss of heresy by embracing what Pope Pius XI staunchly condemned in his encyclical Mortalium animos. The animals are running wild and no one is tending to the zoo we call ZOONIT. The first report we place in the cage for viewing is ZENIT's article from July 4 on the Catholic-Orthodox talks in what we call: The Devil is in the Details of Dialogue
    On the BattleLine
    Atila Sinke Guimarães documents how the spread of Satanism has been given a greenlight by a lax Curia and extremist Conciliar attitude that, as the Vatican's chief exorcist Father Gabriel Amorth asserts has opened the floodgates for Satanism. In a follow-up to Stefano Maria Paci's interview with Fr. Amorth two years ago - and carried in our FOCUS series on February 26 and March 5 - Atila provides more details to show the connection with metallic rock and immorality run amok and wonders why the bishops have done away with the one safeguard - exorcism. Could it be because they have forgotten the various necessary steps to the priesthood, of which Exorcist is the third minor order following Porter and Lector before Acolyte? How quickly we forget in these last 40 years. Why? Atila nails it with is column Satan and the "Incompetent Roman Curia"
    HOPE ON THE HORIZON
    Pat Buchanan lays out the logic that has so conveniently escaped the robed prelates, better known as the American bishops. The blatant remarks of John Kerry in Iowa is more than cornpone, it is heresy and to remain silent in the face of such rebellion, well the bishops stand condemned themselves if they do not stand up to this sabotage of the Faith. Buchanan addresses the one man who has been hiding behind the Democratic Party, pointing out quite distinctively that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick can hide no more. It's fish or cut bait as the notable Catholic statesman and commentator takes the DC Archbishop to task for his and the USCCB's stall tactics in Buchanan's latest column Your Eminence, what's there to study?

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    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, he syllogizes how one cannot be a righteous Gentile and a good Catholic at the same time for an anathema has covered this land which seeks to recreate the letter of the law of the Scribes and Pharisees which Christ clearly exposed as hypocritical. Using the title of his sermon from the first three words of Our Lord's warning from today's Gospel of St. Matthew, Father points out that we have been lulled into a false security where one enemy is pitted against another with a much worse enemy ready to move in for the spoils. Authentic Catholics are the center of this target for we can neither abide by one or the other but what our Lord and Savior has said and set in stone. That stone has its foundation in the Mosaic Law which modern Jews have skewered in favor of the 'Noahide Laws' which only drive one deeper into the lap of satan. Father explains in his sermon. "Unless your justice..."
    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
    Kevin Tierney provides the Proper for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost with the Not so Ordinary Novus Ordo Proper for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In it he shows how no matter how one spins it, omissions and denials come into play and God's enemies are shrunk because everyone is seemingly a friend of the church today even though most are within the massive Trojan horse teeming with an animus delendi - a desire to destroy - Holy Mother Church as she existed and flourished from Peter to Pope Pius XII. Kevin identifies the omissions and how it further clouds Catholic thinking in his analysis Not So Ordinary Time
    Christ or chaos
    Though the Feast of the Visitation has just passed, we wanted to share the inspiring words of Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey on Holy Mother Church's wisdom in observing with great solemnity the Feast of the Visitation and why the timing is so apropos and so greatly conflicts with the newChurch's calendar which sets it on May 31 - the Traditional Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. More confusion, but Tom helps clear it up with concise reasoning behind the Church's purpose in harmony with all the facts as passed down through the constituted evangelic traditions. He explains in his piece Magnificat

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    Recent Articles

    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica looks at the 228th celebration of our nation's independence from Great Britain and concludes that no matter how much we proclaim independence and freedom, we can never be free if we subscribe to the world, the flesh and the devil. The only way to celebrate true freedom is in the fireworks of the heart, sparking the soul to burst with love for God in all things. No struggle for independence was ever achieved without the very attributes necessary to attaining holiness. The only difference was in motive and manner. God knows our hearts and those who don't realize this are the true fools, duds who will sputter and fizzle out. Only those who soar in alliance with Heaven's will can realize true independence. Gabriel explains in his column We Must Declare Our Dependence!


    Christ or chaos
    Our Lord says the Truth will set you free and on Independence Day the truth is what so many Catholics are looking for yet have not gotten from their shepherds. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey clears up some of the record for indeed the notorious Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been lying to the faithful in light of the statement released by Sandro Magister and submitted to the bishops' conference in Colorado by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger whose tone is totally different than McCarrick's spin. Tom analyzes it and below we still hold His Eminence in Rome accountable because he has failed to censure McCarrick for his outright deceit as well as clarify Catholic Truth. Tom lays out the facts as we know them thus far but admits that this is really nothing new, just more of the same bafflegab rampant throughout the past 40 years as Tom points out in his column Correcting The Record And Asking Some Questions
    Fingerprints of Anathema
    We call on Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to take the GATE in our "Fingerprints of Anathema?" in which we provide the testimony of Gary Morella and editor Michael Cain to call his Eminence to task for his procrastination to upholding Canon Law and further confusing the flocks with weak-kneed response to deliberate disobedience by the American bishops, most specifically the apostate Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Our Lord states quite clearly the consequences for such action which we cite as we apply the Galatians Anathermometer Theological Exam - the GATE to one of the most powerful men in the Vatican - the head of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - at one time the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Perhaps bringing back the values and discipline of the Holy Inquisition might save countless souls. It's a fact Rome's present actions and the American bishops waffling sure isn't for the smudges of anathema are everywhere in Giving the GATE to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica shows how 'Cafeteria Catholicism' has been taken to a new level where all one has to do is hang their shingle in whatever diocese or bishop agrees with their way of thinking rather than what the universal Catholic Church has always taught. He points out that we've all missed the key solution to trusting our conscience - it depends on where we live. This relativism is rampant in the aftermath of the terrible shell game played by the bishops in Colorado a few weeks ago. He explains in his column Out of The Mouths of Cowards
    THE FATIMA FILE
    There is no doubt a picture is worth a thousand words and John Vennari provides plenty of proof of the blasphemy that took place on May 5th this year at Fatima when the Hindus desecrated the Fatima Shrine. In a special report John documents the anathema at Fatima in pictures as the pagans enshrouded the rector of Fatima Monsignor Guerra in pagan garments as a snake entwines its prey. The difference is that Guerra shows no fear of the enemy. Ergo, is he the enemy? The pictures tell the story as well as his piece from the latest issue of Catholic Family News Pictures of a Desecration
    Echos of True Catholicism
    Dr. Marian Therese Horvat shows how the contradictions of the bishops is playing right into the hands of satan and his minions. The Mahony mumbo-jumbo is typical of the LA Archbishop, but Marian also reveals how Rome so cleverly condones what prior popes and curia members would strongly rebuke and discipline. Such is murky, muddy myopia of the Novus Ordinarian thought where Catholic moral theology is skewered to fit the agenda of those who have already compromised the store. Marian explains in her piece The Confused “Clear Teaching” of the Bishops
    Christ or chaos
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey puts to rest any doubts anyone might have had of his and The Daily Catholic's take in respect to Pope John Paul II. Yes, he is the Pope, but as the successor of Peter he has let down the flock and not to point that out would be uncharitable. That is why we pray for him daily as Tom points out. Rather than being accused of being angry and bashing the Pope, Tom illustrates where true loyalty lies - not in blind obedience to a man who has said his ecumenical agenda is irrevocable, but towards the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church confirmed by past encyclicals of notable Roman Pontiffs who upheld their vow not to change anything of the constituted evangelic traditions. That is why it is with great sadness that Tom wrote this piece for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul which serves as the portal for the month of July - the month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. In dedicated perseverance, Tom asks all to intensify prayer for the Holy Father that he will awake from this 40-year slumber that has so left the faithful in a clueless hypnos morpheus. He explains in his column Pray for the Pope Always
    HOT ISSUES
    In the aftermath of the spin that went down in Colorado last week, Editor Michael Cain weighs in with a potpourri of thoughts reflecting on the bishops' decision and why push has come to shove as far as the bishops of America are concerned. They can twist it anyway they want but unless they start enforcing the disciplines they have vowed to uphold and fairly dispense, and begin to place the spiritual welfare of souls as the priority they are not long for their posts. Not that this pope will remove them, but God has other ways of dealing with wolves in shepherds' clothing if they do not exercise their God-given duty to render to God the things that are God's before they render everything else to Caesar. Cain gets right to the point in this hot issue, To the Bishops: Use it, or lose it!



    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica's column this week packs a wallop, a real airtight argument that we doubt any Democrat, feminist or sodomite will be able to refute for his logic has no flaws. In it Gabriel offers a modest DNA proposal which cannot be refuted for it is not in the dynamics of DNA, but in the diapason of moral theology that the symphony of sound syllogism holds true: abortion is a hate crime and to pass the hate crimes bill means not only is Roe vs. Wade null and void, but must be punished as such! He lays out the argument against the Democrats, feminists and homosexuals with Airtight Logic!
    Treasures of Tradition
    We are delighted to introduce to our readers another Traditional priest who will provide articles on the Catholic Faith in his column "Treasures of Tradition." Father Paul Trinchard, S.T.L., head of MAETA out of the New Orleans area, laments the loss of these treasures as he points out that the U.S. Bishops' response in Colorado shows that an avalanche of apostasy is upon us and only when these charlatans in purple and scarlet are rooted out, and the Canonized Mass reinstituted, will God once again shed His graces upon His Church. Father's books, pamphlets, and tapes are available at www.maeta.com and maily dedicated to reinstituting the Mass of All Ages - the Immemorial Mass of Tradition - the Canonized Mass of Trent; for only in the Holy Sacrifice codified by Pope Saint Pius V is there found the Treasures of Tradition that is the divinely ordained Latin Mass. Father's first article deals with this and the warning in Apocalypse 3: 16 to the Church of Laodicia in reference to the American bishops in The Lukewarm Landslide
    Deprogramming Diabolical Disorientation
    Stanford Gabiel Espedal provides an excellent essay on the Dogma of the Faith in confirming the infallible dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus - Outside the Church there is no salvation. He documents the Fathers, Doctors and infallible Papal pronouncements of this and points out that since the advent of Vatican II pastors have veered from Pope Pius XII's words in Humanis generis and have "reduced to a meaningless formula the necessity of belonging to the one, true Church in order to obtain salvation." Mr. Espedal points out succinctly that Vatican II is toothless and those gumming mandates that we must follow those relative "opinions" are way out in left field and have forgotten that Trent is still in full force and to veer from that in anyway is apostasy. He expands in deprogramming diabolical disorientation of Vatican II and ecumenism with his magnificent essay The Word of God, The Church, and Salvation
    Catholic PewPOINT
    The Feast of St. John the Baptist on June 24th marks this year the 23rd anniversary of the purported apparitions at Medjugorje. Because of their previous affiliation with Medjugorje, Editor Michael Cain believes it's time to clear the air in stating The Daily Catholic's official position on Medjugorje and detailing the reasons why an Authentic Roman Catholic cannot in good faith buy into its authenticity for the very reason that Our Lady cannot contradict herself nor can her Divine Son deceive or be deceived just as we profess in the Act of Faith. He lays it all out in his editorial, The Medjugorje Menagerie
    Christ or chaos
    For the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, which signaled the precursor of Christ, the Baptist's signature was calling sinners to repentance. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, in his column for St. John's feast, illustrates the stark contrast of this necessity with the tragic condition of the modern Sanhedrin in America today - the United States Bishops who, rather than following the example of St. John, are the antithesis to what he called for by harboring sinners and condoning, by their actions and inactions, their sinful ways. Tom points out the price many holy martyrs paid and the scandalous, apostate theft of the Faith by the modern Pharisees in scarlet and magenta that better replicates Herod of Antipas for the vast majority of the prelates have aligned themselves with Salome and are themselves unwilling to offer their heads as St. John did or repent of their evil ways. Are these the kind of men we should follow? Tom clearly answers this in his column Herod's Helpers

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    Tower of Trent Tribute
    On the Feast of Corpus Christi we completed our inaugural Tower of Trent Tributes alphabetically among the three lay honorees of the fifteen charter members of the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor. Though "G" would not normally qualify for last in the alphabet, it did in this case and yet, though last, he is definitely not least for this editor owes his convictions to the irrefutable syllogisms Atila Sinke Guimarães laid out and backed up. This quiet quotient Master whispered wisdom on the pages of his books and articles that shouted from the rooftops the very fact that what took place at the Second Vatican Council was not a Renewal of the Faith but an insidious Revolution to destroy the True Faith. That is what not only woke us up, but planted the zeal to turn The Daily Catholic from what it was in 2000 as a thriving Novus Ordo publication preaching John Paul the Great to sacrificing it all in order to do the right thing. Cut off by all Novus Ordinarians at the time, we set out on the lonely but fruitful and sure path of Tradition and have never looked back. To that commitment, we thank this noble honoree, the distinguished gentleman and esteemed author of the Eli, Eli, Lamma Sabacthani? series that will be remembered as quite possibly the most succinct and definitive collection to flesh out the causes and effects of these troubled times in the history of Holy Mother Church. And so, it is with great honor and a privilege, and a thank you to our readers, that we can present the Tower of Trent Trophy to Atila Sinke Guimarães


    Tower of Trent Tribute
    Tuesday we honored a man known the world over and admired for both his acting and directing prowess, faith and family values. What he has accomplished this year is nothing short of a miracle and we're not even half way through the year! Yet hundreds of millions have seen his masterpiece 'The Passion of The Christ' and been deeply moved by the genuine Catholicity of his film that will live forever as a visual work of art on par with the works of the masters Michelangelo and Carravagio. Our honoree today has taken the celluloid canvas and brought it to life in a way that few meditations could ever capture for it was done through the intense passion of a man of Tradition whose truly Catholic work has touched more souls than all the bishops combined over the past 40 years. With great honor we presented the Tower of Trent Trophy to Mel Gibson
    Tower of Trent Tribute
    Resuming our Tower of Trent Tributes, we honor three outstanding lay leaders who have made such an impact on the Traditional movement and for Holy Mother Church. Going alphabetically, the first honored was Michael Davies the prolific British writer whose writings are well-known worldwide and who, as head of Una Voce for eight years, served as the unofficial adjutor between the cause of the Latin Mass and modern Rome. He has literally written thousands of articles on the Faith and the liturgical consequences that he is regarded by many as the foremost liturgical lay expert in the English-speaking world. In addition he has served as the willing guide for 15 years for the Chartres Pilgrimages each Pentecost. Now his health is waning but he continues to write as he is able and we offer our prayers for him and thank God for his writings that have better enabled confused Catholics to more clearly see the subterfuge that has undermined Holy Mother Church. Thus, as chosen by the readers, we presented the Tower of Trent Trophy to Michael Davies
    Friday we completed our clergy presentations of the Tower of Trent Trophy by enshrining Bishop Richard Williamson into the Hall of Honor. Since his consecration to the episcopacy in June 1988, he has been a gardener of the harvest in forming holy priests as rector of the Society of St. Pius X Seminaries in America and South America. He has covered the western hemisphere in fashioning priests for our Lord's vineyard. Richard Williamson was born into an Anglican family in England on March 8, 1940. Though he did not realize it at the time, he was born literally in the shadow of the feast of angelic Doctor Saint Thomas Aquinas on March 7, a saint who would come to play such an important role in his life. Converted to True Catholicism, he became a priest of the Society of St. Pius X and created bishop along with three other men dedicated to serving God in June 1988. As we have seen since, the resolve of this bishop has strengthened, manifested in his commitment to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Thus we completed our tribute to the clergy by enshrining His Excellency in the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor and presenting the Tower of Trent Trophy to Bishop Richard Williamson
    Tower of Trent Tribute
    Thursday we presented the Tower of Trent Trophy to Father James F. Wathen, the relentless and mighty missionary of Truth and Tradition who has logged millions of miles over the last thirty years bringing the Sacraments to Traditional Catholics throughout the United States. For Father James, have the True Mass, will travel. While even to this day he remains a simple Traditional priest, he has never been one to withhold his opinions and facts and it is his books which will be his legacy for future Catholic generations who will see the wisdom of his words. His most famous book is, of course, The Great Sacrilege, which in 2001 Father graciously gave us permission to publish on The Daily Catholic. The fact is that in over thirty years NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO REFUTE his words for they hold up and are in harmony with the perennial, infallible Magisterium of the Church. It is a book we strongly recommend every Catholic read. In these days when he continues the good fight including trying to beat cancer, it is our honor to enshrine Father into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor and present the Tower of Trent Trophy to Father James F. Wathen
    Tower of Trent Tribute
    Wednesday we presented, in alphabetical order, the Tower of Trent Trophy to Father Nicholas Gruner, the indefatigable defender of and crusader for Our Lady of Fatima. There probably is not a more famous priest today, known in both Traditional and Novus Ordo circles and regarded in a far different light in the latter for the vast majority of Novus Ordinarians have been dumbed down and duped into thinking Father Gruner is to blame where, in truth he has the cure for world peace. It is not found in the military operations in Iraq or in the boardrooms or in the U.N. chambers or NATO or any manmade operation. It is not found in the words of the Pope, but rather in the simple words of the most pure human who ever walked this earth - the Blessed Mother of God who told the children at Fatima to have the Pope consecrate, in union with all the bishops of the world, her Immaculate Heart specifically to Russia. If the Pope did this, peace was guaranteed for Russia would be converted. If not, then Russia's errors would spread worldwide. There is no question they have and Father remains one of the lonely firm voices crying in the void: Listen to your Mother! Other than millions who have pledged their Rosaries, the powers that be have not only ignored his plea, but sought to silence him. For his undaunting courage in the face of persecution it is our honor to enshrine Father into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor and present the Tower of Trent Trophy to Father Nicholas Gruner
    Today we present, in alphabetical order, the Tower of Trent Trophy to Bishop Bernard Fellay, who was not only one of the four famous priests consecrated to the Episcopacy that prompted the meaningless Ecclesia Dei canard, but also one of the youngest bishops ever at only 30 years old. He was elected Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X in 1994 and remained so for the past 10 years. Headquartered in Menzingen, Switzerland he's been responsible for overseeing the expansion of the SSPX worldwide in following the charge of the man who both ordained and consecrated him Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. While we have done extensive research in trying to find biographical information on His Excellency, we have unfortunately come up dry other than the basics. Therefore we shall share some of the highlights of the Society during his formative years and finish up with his latest declaration which assures he will hold fast to Tradition. One thing for sure: God knows what counts and we will count on that to enshrine His Grace into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor and present the Tower of Trent Trophy to Bishop Bernard Fellay
    Tower of Trent Tribute
    Monday we began presenting the Tower of Trent Trophy to those the majority of voters chose among the living - those who carry on the good fight in keeping the Faith and preserving the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. There are eight and we've broken it down by honoring first those members of the clergy and then the last three will be the three outstanding lay honorees. In beginning with the clergy alphabetically it was no coincidence that we honored first Father Gommar A. De Pauw, a Belgian-born priest who has been a priest for 62 years and still going strong for the years have been good to him as God has preserved his noble general of Tradition. Father has seen action on the front line of the wars - the Second World War where he was a medic and then later a Chaplain, and later at Vatican II where he was a personal expert and "procurator" and saw first hand how the Rhine was indeed flowing into the Tiber for the subterfuge wrought from that 21st Council would so throw Holy Mother Church into a terrible malaise over the next 40 years. While Father was cooperative in many things, he would never say the Novus Ordo and, indeed was the first priest to establish the Catholic Traditionalist Movement before Vatican II had even come to completion. Before Cardinal Ottaviani ever penned his Intervention, before Archbishop Lefebvre ever established the Society, Fr. De Pauw began the preservation of the Faith with the CTM (Catholic Traditionist Movement). Thus for his long service for Our Lord and Our Lady, we proudly presented the Tower of Trent Trophy to Father Gommar A. De Pauw
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    Sunday we completed our presentation of the Crimson Cross - the posthumous arena for 7 of the 15 charter recipients of the Tower of Trent Trophy. Our seventh recipient listed alphabetically was a priest who toed the line of the Vatican II changes until he'd had enough when he realized in 1977 that those to whom he must be obedient were not being obedient to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church, and therefore being disobedient to God. Realizing the path had just grown narrower, he resisted the unlawful command of his bishop to give communion in the hand and stood up to the apostate bishops against such a sacrilege. Rather than fleeing the land, he dug in and, in his indomitable Texan-style reminiscent of John Wayne, set about to revive the Old Faith in the Los Angeles area for the next 25 years. Through his efforts he established a school in Garden Grove which is thriving today and one of the few places in the largest diocese in the U.S. where there is a daily Traditional Mass. The fruits of his work grow stronger every day. He died at the age of 87 on Our Lady's Saturday on September 28, 2002, having harvested a heritage of good fruits during the last 25 years of his noble priesthood laboring for God's lambs. We were proud to present posthumously to this no-nonsense Texan of Tradition the Crimson Cross award and Tower of Trent Trophy to Father Frederick Schell, S.J.
    On Saturday we honored the sixth of the seven listed alphabetically posthumously. He was a priest whom the esteemed Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand, a fellow recipient of the Tower of Trent Trophy this past Tuesday, called a fearless defender of the Faith - Fidei Defensor. He was born into a large Italian immigrant family in New York City in 1915 and growing up knew little of the gods of atheism or the Antichrist but his experiences and schooling would prepare him well to warn others of the terrible curse that visited this nation during the last half of the twentieth century and now threatens to explode early in the twenty-first century. Were it not for his deep abiding Faith and love for Christ, he could easily have gone the way of apostasy and liberal theology as so many of his fellow Jesuits did. Indeed God protected His faithful servant from the ravages of heresy and schism even though he had been exposed to these terrors in Rome and state-side. Because he knew his Faith, he was able to identify the problems and was chosen to alert others of the evils that were determined to wipe out Catholicism world-wide. He is best remembered for three books that should be required reading in every home: Gods of Atheism', 'The Roots of Violence', and Antichrist'. He succumbed to cancer shortly after the last book came out and yet, through his work he will be remembered as we honored this Fearless Fidei Defensor today with the Tower of Trent Trophy to Father Vincent P. Miceli, S.J.
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    Continuing in our presentation of the Crimson Cross in the posthumous arena we honored on Friday the son of German immigrants, Walter L. Matt who came from a long line of Catholic lay journalists. His grandfather launched the German-language Wanderer, and his father, Joseph Matt, a Papal Knight of St. Gregory (K.S.G.), founded the English-language Wanderer -- still the oldest Catholic weekly newspaper in the United States. Walter Matt was an editor of The Wanderer for some thirty years before he founded The Remnant in 1967 of which he was the editor/publisher for some twenty-five more years. Over his long, fifty-some years in the Catholic press apostolate, he wrote countless studies on countless different topics, concerning both the Catholic Church and the secular State. He was a highly decorated veteran of World War II and was still active in the fight to restore the traditions of the Catholic Church until his death in 2002 at 87 years of age where he passed away in the odor of sanctity at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 21st, the 8th day within the Octave of the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Walter Matt is generally regarded as one of the pioneer founders of the Traditional Catholic Movement in the United States. And so, in respect to his accomplishments and the example he set in word and action, we take great delight in presenting to this trailblazer of Truth and Tradition, the Tower of Trent Trophy to Sir Walter L. Matt
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    We honored on Thursday the priest who authored several best-sellers, such as The Jesuits, Hostage to the Devil, The Vatican, The Keys of This Blood, The Final Conclave, and his final one Windswept House to name a few of his page-turning thrilling novels on the Church. Though he passed nearly five years ago, it took until now for his former Vicar General of the Jesuits to exonerate this man who was so maligned. The truth which we have always maintained is that Father Malachi Brendan Martin was indeed granted a full and legal dispensation from his Jesuit vows of obedience, but not from celibacy. He was given a perpetual celebret to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in private. Finally his reputation has been restored as it should and we take great delight in presenting to this warrior of the word, this scribe of intrigue and inspiration Tower of Trent Trophy to Father Malachi Martin
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    Continuing in our presentation of the Crimson Cross - the posthumous arena for 7 of the 15 charter recipients of the Tower of Trent Trophy - we honored on Wednesday the third of the seven alphabetically. That is, of course the noble French Archbishop who stood fast by Tradition when seemingly all others abandoned the house of God. For his transgression of obeying God before man, he was greatly persecuted. In his honor we present today a tribute to the modern Apostle of Tradition, who, rather than caving under pressure by so many of his cohorts, stuck to his guns and was loyal to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church as he walked his own Calvary in rejection and even illegal excommunication from the Church he so loved. Father Ramon Anglais, who provided the biography used for His Excellency, wrote "In the fluctuations of history God raises extraordinary men and women charged with a particular mission. Without them, the face of the world and the Church would not be the same today." The Great Facade of the Vatican II Revolution has managed to pollute the minds of so many Catholics as to the holiness of this man and the fact Archbishop Lefebvre was right in doing what he did for the welfare of Holy Mother Church. And so it was fitting that we honored posthumously and presented the Tower of Trent Trophy to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
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    Continuing alphabetically with the 'H's, we honored and enshrined on Tuesday in the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor a man whom Pope Pius XII stated was the eminent philosopher of the 20th Century, and could truly be a Doctor of the Church for modern times were he canonized. Considering the factory of saints being churned out in modern times, that could be a possibility but let us not rush such exalted finality of honors for the man honored today would not subscribe to such instantaneous sanctity. He was a disciple of what Holy Mother Church taught for centuries and found in Her the truths, wisdom and logic he had sought. He was a man who spanned the trials and travails of the turbulent twentieth century from World War I through very harrowing times in World War II to the Revolution of the sixties and Vatican II. He warned post-conciliar popes of the grave error of following in this path and wrote two masterpieces The Devastated Vineyard and The Trojan Horse in the City of God in trying to warn the faithful of the folly followed by those committed to the reforms of Vatican II. He was a prolific writer who has left us many excellent works and is lionized in a biography by his second wife Dr. Alice von Hildebrand Soul of a Lion. We presented posthumously, the Tower of Trent Trophy to Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand
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  • We kick off our tribute to the charter recipients of the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor with the first of fifteen so honored this year. Going alphabetically, we begin today by honoring and presenting the Tower of Trent Trophy posthumously to the man known as the "Lion of Campus" - Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer. He was a wiry, small frail man whose courage was taller and fuller than the mighty rain forests of his beloved Brazil. The love in his veins for Jesus and His Blessed Mother and the one True Faith of Tradition stretched further and flowed freer than the Amazon tributaries of his land. His exclamation of the True Faith shone over his country as majestically as the towering statue of Christ high above Sao Paulo. This Lion of Brazil was the determined, loyal field marshal of the epic battle against Fideicide as he rallied and maintained the last Traditional Diocese in the world, all in a humble corner of South America. He was Dom Antonio de Castro Mayer, Bishop of Campos, Brazil who was called home on the Feast of Saint Mark, the Evangelist representing the Lion - April 25, 1991 at the age of 87. Tower of Trent Trophy to Bishop de Castro Mayer

    These were the Good - singled out for the Tower of Trent honor by our readers, but what these men above resisted and what all Traditional Catholics today are faced with is personified in those chosen as the bad and the ugly as our readers chose this year. Click on the images below to see the culprits in the secular sector and the hierarchy.


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