A Chronicle of Catholic Tradition|
The tenth chapter of our series on the history of Holy Mother the Church and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
treats the first half of the Third Century overall with the focus on the development of the catacombs which, as the bloodshed increased, became the burial places where the Faith was preserved and sprouted just as Tertullian, who lived during this very time, recorded for all posterity "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of Christianity." Another historian and theologian of that time was the famed Origen, but the last of the great apologists of that era was Saint Cyprian who, like many before him, received his Heavenly award through martyrdom. Indeed conversions increased abundantly, produced from The Seeds of the Blood
Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
In the second part of our new "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" series introduced at the beginning of the month, Kevin M. Tierney and Jacob Michael, follow-up their analysis on the the superior significance of the Traditional Latin Mass Propers of Ash Wednesday over the Novus Ordo by presenting today the Propers for the First Sunday of Lent in both the Traditional Rite and the New Order Rite in which, as they point out regarding the NOM, so much is omitted and downplayed. It was not by chance this happened for it was all part of the greater agenda to chisel away at the foundations of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Faith. They clearly provide the evidence in the prayers for the First Sunday of Lent when we should be on the highest alert for the wiles of the devil as the Gospel points out. The Disciplines of Lent: First Sunday of Lent
We inaugurate today another new series, called "mindless miters" which is so apropos considering most of these spineless shepherds who call themselves bishops today are not only clueless but mindless when it comes to upholding and professing the True Roman Catholic Faith and all its tenets. Traditional watchdog Gary Morella takes the body of bishops to task over their selection of a biased board to begin with of scholars and pharisees as the experts to pass judgment for the faithful on Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of The Christ'. It is such a pathetic, politically correct and ambiguous piece that strives to save the arses of the bishops while forsaking the souls of the sheep as Gary points out quite clearly in his commentary about the Bishops' reviewers of the film in
Applying the Passive Progressive Poison by Panning 'The Passion'
Editor Michael Cain recovered from a brief bout with the flu to ask incredulously where was the outrage of anti-Semitism from men like Abe Foxman, Rabbis Marvin Hier and Schmuley Boteach, or The New York Times hate-monger Frank Rich over the blatant stereo-typing of the Jewish conniver in the already-forgotten flick this past Monday night on ABC. The fact that there has been a deafening silence from the Gibson-bashers speaks volumes as to the ADL's and other anti-Catholic agents' agenda. It has nothing to do with anti-Semitism or anti-violence, but everything to do with hitting too close to home with their own consciences. Cain showed how the pabulum of 'Judas' had already grown cold and stale before the first commercial as he explained in his one-day-late editorial No one said God doesn't allow junk!
Gabriel Garnica sounded the clarion and many wish he had done so before Monday night to save them from wasting two hours watching a politically-correct puff piece that only exposed the Paulist Father's neo-Catholic bent of universal salvation where hell is empty. This was a project first dreamt up by Fr.Elwood "Bud" Keiser who passed away in October of 2000. It was his dream to see his pet project 'Judas' become a reality. As Gabriel related, it was really a nightmare for everyone watching. Such is the caliber of garbage Hollywood passes off as entertainment. No thanks, said Gabriel, he'll take Mel Gibson's version anytime. According to the ratings, so did most of America. Gabriel detailed the sad effort in his column
A "Kinder, Gentler" Passion: ABC's Judas.
Hope on the Horizon
Martin Grove, contributing editor to The Hollywood Reporter weighed in with an insightful article that proves 'The Passion of The Christ' is not going to slow down anytime soon but gain even more legs to the chagrin of most liberals in Hollywood. Grove pinpointed the markets and showed the possibilities that Europe could double the phenomenal turn-out so far in the U.S. It would almost seem as a competition. American movie-goers vs. European film fans. Who will win at the box office? Grove showed quite clearly that Mel Gibson is the ultimate winner who shouldn't have to worry about ever having to disseminate his resume around tinsel town anymore.
After 'Passion,' no need for Gibson to work again
Tuesday and Wednesday:
"Feed My Sheep"
We get down to brass tacks by letting America and the world know of the scandal occurring in the Big Apple and what the motives are. They are not good! We show how this is all the result of the barren fruits of Vatican II and now it's time to say 'Enough!' We provide the plight of the desperate faithful parishioners of St. Ann's beautiful church on East 12th Street in New York which Egan wants to sell to pay off hush money for the sins of sodomite clergy. Egan is only compounding one sin upon another and the worst part is that those who will suffer the most are the Poor Souls in Purgatory for St. Ann's is one of only five churches in the U.S. given a Papal Indult for a plenary indulgence for the Church Suffering. It's time for this total sacking of the Faith to stop as we illustrate in The Scarlet Sell-out of Souls!
Robert A. Sungenis, M.A., President of Catholic Apologetics International at www.catholicintl.com, and undoubtedly one of the leading Catholic Apologists in Traditional circles today, delved into why sodomy has slithered so stealthily into the modern church of Vatican II. He uncovered the portal of entry through the gaping ambiguous loopholes that have made it so easy for the National Catholic Reporter to announce to the world that they condone Homosexual Marriages with few even raising an eyebrow. Why? Could it be because the USCCB and Vatican aren't as concerned as they should be? And could it be that it is all part of the agenda of ambiguous documents which prompt the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments to be wishy-washy in something in which he must in his position be absolute? The fact is there is no longer any discipline! Bob revealed the loopholes that have created such a sordid situation in his commentary
Is the Closet Now Empty?.
Hope on the Horizon
Joseph Farah, editor and executive chief officer of WorldNetDaily.com railed in his 'Between the Lines" commentary on the Hollywood Industry for their shameful posthumous inclusion of Adolf Hitler's filmmaker-propagandist Leni Riefenstahl who died this past year. She was included with such American icons as Bob Hope and Gregory Peck. Horrors. And that should have been Hollywood's reaction. But the silence, as Joe pointed out, has been deafening including the ADL head Abe Foxman. Evidently Foxman has been too busy chasing anti-Semitism ghosts in scaring up horror stories about Mel Gibson that he couldn't identify a real anti-Semite in Riefenstahl, nor could the rest of the hypocrites in Hollywood who have rationalized their way around it as no big thing. Joe pointed out the morally corrupt thinking of these culture crafters in his WND column
Hollywood honors a Nazi
Gabriel Garnica donned his barrister robes to sort out all the hubbub Mel Gibson's little movie must be stirring up. Gabriel dusted off his briefs and began preparing his schedule for the countless depositions that will need to be taken by various representatives from carpenters to pilots, Italians to Contractors, herpetologists to hypocrites all lining up to sue for surely they too have been offended by Mel's film. With tongue planted squarely in cheek, Gabriel had some fun at the expense of the whiners and moaners who have accused Gibson of anti-Semitism. Gabriel pointed out that it might just be the tip of the proverbial idiots'iceberg that is melting mighty fast from the heat of the public's overwhelming acceptance of 'The Passion of The Christ' in his column Lawsuits Pending!
We presented the third wave of testimonies from readers sent to us with seven more heartfelt affirmations of how it affected each person's heart. As we said in the teaser above, we've heard from most of the liberal 'Scribes and Pharisees' who are ruing the fact Mel's movie is headed for all-time records. Maybe they do need to add a little salt and pepper to their stewed crow. Now it was time to continue hearing from you. Thus we published more feedback from our readers on their take on 'The Passion of The Christ', including comments sent in by a reader from Paul Harvey in this feature we call the voice of the people, which, translated into Latin, is
Vox Populi Part Two.
Hope on the Horizon
Laura Ingraham, host of a nationally syndicated radio show and author of Shut up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America, weighed in with how deep Hollywood has dug themselves into the sand, burrowing in frustration over Mel Gibson's phenomenal success. While so many had it as their intention to expose and discredit Mel, they have only succeeded in exposing and discrediting themselves which says volumes as Laura pointed out in her Townhall column
Hollywood Heads in the Sand
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent, he put to prose the poem of the Discipline of the Disciple as encouragement for all to stay the course and exercise with the disciplines of penance, prayer, fasting and almsgiving during this time set aside for spiritual aerobics so that our souls, encased in the protective shell of sanctifying grace may be ever more protected from the ravages of the world, the flesh and the devil. Father shared his sonnet towards sanctity on the same Sunday when we heard from the Almighty Father the assuring, affirming words recorded in Matthew 17: 5, which should refresh us all the more: "This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased. Hear ye Him." Father painted the picture in his simple, but inspiring and absolute aria
The Discipline of the Disciple
Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
In the first part of our new "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" series introduced this past Wednesday by Kevin M. Tierney and Jacob Michael, they brokedown the significance of the Propers of Ash Wednesday by comparing the Traditional Latin Propers that the Church, in her infinite wisdom, had set so rigidly in place and passed down through the ages, and the rite which shunned all that wisdom and set out on its own to redefine the Mass on a horizontal, humanistic plane. Kevin and Jacob showed the obvious omissions in the Novus Ordo and how the deliberate ambiguity contributes much to the loss of Faith and reverence, true Catholic commitment for how one prays is how one believes. They deciphered the words in explaining The Disciplines of Lent: Ash Wednesday
Hope on the Horizon
Ann Coulter, a very agitating and necessary thorn in the side of liberals and progressivists, used her sharp wit and logic to expose the absurdity of the liberal pundits at The New York Times who represent the narrow, moronic thinking of those who can't think for themselves. This author of Treason and Dereliction of Duty: the Case Against Bill Clinton knows how the movers and shakers of the liberal regime reason and she takes great delight in lampooning their idiocy, especially as they fall all over themselves trying to find reasons to damn Mel Gibson's amazing film and equally astounding response by the public. She took target practice at these dunces in her most recent Townhall column
The passion of the liberal
Gabriel Garnica clearly illustrated how the Beam of the Holy Cross has beamed in on very different eyes leaving no sliver of doubt as to the purpose of those who hate Christ and all He represents. Gabriel pointed out that each person visually sees through their eyes, but to really comprehend the will of God each of us needs to see through the eyes of our soul which mirrors God's Eye and His plan for each of us. The Eye of God is reflected in the Eye of the renowned Mother of Perpetual Help Icon, the very eye Mel Gibson chose as the symbol for his film company Icon Films. Yet, Gabriel revealed there are two other eyes who are trying to blind the public. Never mind that these two other "Eyes" have so many beams in their own corrupted corneas, to them it doesn't matter that they have been responsible for the damnation of so many pupils of pulp fiction. That is the way evil sees and conquers. But God knows all and sees all and that is the key as Gabriel explained in his column An Eye for all eyes
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
Catharine Lamb took a break from her series on the Saints of the Canon to rail against the spineless bishops who have remained virtually silent about the sinfulness of Senator John Kerry. This is a great scandal and those who slumber in sin are in for a rude awakening. Kerry is already on record as promoting sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance. Catharine emphasized that just denying him Communion is nothing but a slight slap on the wrist. What they need to do for the sake of souls, especially their own, is play hardball with these politicians - especially Kerry. Just as Martha Stewart was convicted in order to send a message to all executives, so also Kerry needs to officially be convicted or his sins will be shared by those who are supposed to be the shepherds. The flock is scattering and they don't seem to care. They're not going to keep pulling the wool over the eyes of the sheep too much longer for the bellkeeper is mounting the tower and soon the bell will toll as Catharine warned in her column Wake Up! It's Mourning Time!
Hope on the Horizon
Brent Bozell, President of Media Research Center, and a vigilant watchdog of print and broadcast media exposed the critics who are being swamped by a backlash of "we don't care what you think" public swarming to see 'The Passion'. He pointed out the absurdity of these critics who Brent has caught in their own hypocrisy over past reviews of past violent films and the profane 'Last Temptation of Christ' flick. Critics may have loved it, but the public hated it and it bombed. Gotta love it! Brent asserted, that "Films like Gibson's 'Passion' remind us that film critics see themselves as far more than advice columnists. They view themselves as the (don't laugh) moral arbiters of the popular culture. But in the case of 'The Passion,' the harshest critics are dead wrong, and every day's tidal wave of tickets washes away their disbelieving, deconstructing attempts to ruin its powerful effect on American hearts and minds." Brent detailed in his Townhall column
Flustered film critics and 'The Passion'
Symphony of Suffering
Cyndi Cain, who has shied away from writing most of the time in order to be the prayer pillar of this publication, took some time to share with readers her special thoughts on 'The Passion of The Christ,' wherein she could relate with the sorrows the Blessed Mother was going through and understand the thoughts of Our Lady for she had long pondered them in her heart as St. Luke affirms. In truth, Mel Gibson's film was a 'Symphony of Suffering' that, orchestrated in the open hearts of countless souls, will strike the chord of grace and timbre forth conversion of hearts and lives in doing "whatever He tells you to do." Cyndi shared her thoughts and impressions of how it has reinforced her own redemptive suffering for souls. Yes, it is all worth it, she assured in
A Mother's Passion
"Quid dicit Scriptura?"
Friday we brought you the eagerly anticipated second installment by Jacob Michael on the Mother of God's specific mission as Mediatrix of all graces and the Wedding Feast at Cana, where he clearly showed through both the Old and New Testament, the intrinsic link between Mother and Son in Redemption. The water turned into wine and the water and wine confected into the Body and Blood of Christ, Soul and Divinity, is a fulfillment of the Old Covenant and an everlasting testament to Christ's Passion and Death carried out forever in the New Covenant through re-enactment of that same Sacrifice in an unbloody manner at every Traditional Latin Mass. Jacob showed how both holy Evangelists John and Luke made the connection of Cana to Calvary so clear in his second part of his series The Mediatrix at the Wedding in Cana
Hope on the Horizon
We introduced Friday a new feature that we will bring you as often as possible and that is linking you to outstanding columns by conservative columnists in the secular sector when their words mirror Traditional Catholic values. Such was the case of an article by national syndicated columnist David Limbaugh, author of "Persecution. How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity" who shared the wisdom of the most esteemed Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen that "Every other person who ever came into this world came into it to live. (Christ) came into it to die ... the Cross was there from the beginning, and it cast its shadow backward to His birth." Limbaugh pointed out it is not about who killed Christ, it is about what we will do with this short life we have in order to live with Him forever.
"The Passion," Part III
Gabriel Garnica sounded the clarion loud and clear as to the incomparable excellence of 'The Passion of The Christ'. It is not a movie, it is an experience, a meditation that engulfs you in love and mercy. Those who know and love Christ do not see the blood, they see the redemptive love. They do not see the hate of the Sanhedrin or the mobs, they see the love of forgiveness from the Cross. They do not see the grime and dirt, but the fertile soil of Faith. In sharing two unforgettable scenes, Gabriel pointed to a brief flashback scene in the tranquil home of Nazareth where Jesus is fashioning a wooden table. The height puzzles Our Lady and Our Lord points and demonstrates how it will work with an imaginary chair. Our Lady mimics Him in such motherly love and sport, quipping "It will never catch on." It was a lighter moment that said volumes about the Light of the world and the Mother who ignited that Eternal Flame through her total fiat. What else could this film then be, but A Masterpiece!
A Chronicle of Catholic Tradition
The ninth chapter of our series on the history of Holy Mother Church and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
dealt with the eleven holy pontiffs who guided Holy Mother Church through the Second Century, a
century known for the Christian Apologists, those learned men who staunchly defended the faith in
their writings and preachings, refuting the unfounded calumnies uttered by the pagans and atheists
against the persecuted Church and her members. Most notably were two giants among them: Saint Polycarp and Saint Irenaeus. Mounting persecutions claimed the lives of
countless martyrs at the hands of Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, and
Septimus Severus, but the blood of these martyrs sowed the seeds of Christianity as the Church
spread the Doctrine of the Living God and the Holy Sacrifice of the New Jerusalem to Asia, Africa, Spain, France, the Rhine Countries and Britain, not to mention gaining a strong foothold in the seat of the Church -
Italy, and more specifically - Rome where the Popes dug in for the long haul, fueled by the Sanctifier's flame. Holiness filters down from the Holy Successors of Peter
Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
The Daily Catholic was delighted to introduce yet another bright young and zealous Traditional luminary in Wednesday's issue with the debut of Kevin M. Tierney, an associate of contributing author Jacob Michael, in a series simply called "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" which, of course, translated means roughly how one prays is how one believes. As you can see the differences between the two liturgies are as clear as black and white. One, the Latin Mass is full and reverent, the Novus Ordo sterile and bland. It needs innovation and novelty to spice things up. The Latin Mass merely depends on the Divine. This series will compare the Propers of the synthetic Novus Ordo with the absolute Propers of the Traditional Latin Mass to show all that the NOM comes up far, far inferior, if not worse. Many might place the blame on the venom of the vernacular, but we all know what vipers injected this poison. It must be sucked out and spit out forever. Hopefully this series will give readers motivation to expedite that process in the counter-revolution dedicated to taking back the Mystical Body of Christ for Christ! INTRODUCTION - Some Initial Objections
On the BattleLine
In his latest 'Bird's Eye View of the News' Atila Sinke Guimar„es burrowed beneath the rhetoric to show readers the real agenda whether it is to expose the milquetoast approach by the Cardinal of Chicago Francis George in dismissing valid criticism of the Church's handling of the scandal of clergy abuse and covering it up, or the cavalier attitude of Cardinal Ratzinger in his subterfuge ways of changing the face of the Church, an agenda fostered by the progressivist theologian Cardinal Yves Congar, or the spineless surrender by Cardinal Murphy O'Connor that Britain may very well be without priests in less than fifteen years. Ah c'est la vie, c'est la guerre. And it is la guerre - war that we must wage in stopping the madness by exposing these charlatans on the battleline and their insipid curriculum of chaos within the Church. Atila documented this in his column From a Shout to a Whisper - Changing the Face of the Church
We presented the second wave of testimonies from readers sent to us with seven more heartfelt affirmations of how it affected each person's heart. As we said in prior issues, we've heard from most of the liberal 'Scribes and Pharisees' who are ruing the fact Mel's movie brought in the largest returns ever for an independent film. Maybe they need to add a little salt and pepper to their stewed crow. Now it's time to continue hearing from you. Thus we published more feedback from our readers on their take on 'The Passion of The Christ', including comments from Fr. James Wathen, Gary Morella and Michael H. Pierce in a feature we call the voice of the people, which, translated into Latin, is
Vox Populi Part Two.
With the phenomenal success of Mel Gibson's masterpiece 'The Passion of The Christ' editor Michael Cain invokes Mel to consider what the next step could effect. He invites Mel to invest in the greatest and most valuable stock there is: Traditional Catholics and help put flesh on the bones of truth. That flesh is the undeniable truths of the True Catholic Church, a far different cry to what is being passed off as Catholic today. Mel's movie is separating the wheat from the chaff and now hopefully he'll have the opportunity to give back by reinforcing the flanks with five possibilities that Cain poses on behalf of the Traditional movement and bringing back a wider availability of the Traditional Latin Mass which re-enacts the Passion in an unbloody manner daily in the True Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He delineates in his Open Letter to Mel Gibson titled Turn the mirage into a Miracle!
Gabriel Garnica sounds the clarion loud and clear. Listen to your heart and act as a responsible parent when it comes to deciding if your child should see 'The Passion of The Christ' Gabriel is sick and tired of others offering their advice to parents for free (that's about all it's worth) and the covey of psychologists who have been consulted as "experts." Gabriel's advice is leave it in the parents' hands and to flee from Freud and fly to your Faith, get off the couch and come see Christ for the Crucifixion is not an event for the timid but an experience that showed the depths of His love for us. Gabriel gives some very succinct reasoning, asking if this movie is so violent, why did Our Lady show the children at Fatima a glimpse of hell? Talk about violence there could be nothing more violent or scary than that. Gabriel shows the hypocrisy of those who would scare children away. The truth is they're afraid to go, not because of the violence, but because they don't want to admit the violence going on within their souls. Gabriel explains in his column Children and The Passion
We've heard from all the so-called experts from Andy Rooney to Frank Rich, from Abe Foxman to the New York Times and Newsweek and all the other liberal 'Scribes and Pharisees' who don't want Mel's film to succeed. They've got to be grinding their teeth today. Alleluia! Now it's time to hear from you. Beginning today we publish feedback from our readers on their take on 'The Passion of The Christ' in a feature we call the voice of the people, which, translated into Latin, is
Vox Populi Part One.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!|
...And you thought the Awards were over with the Academy Awards last Sunday! Oh no, we're just getting underway as we announce today Three Campaigns to publicly acknowledge the Good,the Bad, and the UGLIES! First, the Good:
Mel's Movie Reaches $223 million mark! Hollywood Amazed and Bewildered!
Passion's' Passionate Returns Illustrate the Fever of Fervor!|
See it and then let us know what you thought of the film and how it affected you. Share with our readers by writing My take on 'The Passion'
Mel's 'little movie' surpassing all expectations!
Critics cramming their mouths with crow!
Mel Gibson's masterpiece 'The Passion of The Christ' has his critics eating crow for his 'little film' has exceeded even the most optimistic early projections, grossing a stunning $223,720,000 million in two full weeks.* In fact, 'The Passion' is presently the 42nd most successful movie of all time, and it's just getting started! The sky's the limit! The two biggest money winners in the 21st Century: Return of the King and The Passion. How about that two of the most Catholic movies heading for the top spots in an anti-Catholic industry. Gotta love it! Newmarket, the only distributor who stepped forward when all the rest were blacklisting Mel, has soared from being a relatively unknown to second in distribution numbers, coming up only behind the giant Sony. The mighty Sony better watch its back because Lent lasts another month! How about this little "niche movie" that no distributor would touch because few thought it would ever break even!?! Martin Grove in Thursday's issue showed just how well Mel Gibson and his film are positioned. Ah, yes, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19: 25). Truly Our Lord is rewarding Mel for his work and rewarding souls for this film has caused EVERYONE to talk about Jesus Christ! Now the Vatican needs to come clean and hopefully this week will be another miracle and John Paul II will emerge from having the Holy Ghost touch his heart during his annual retreat. We can only pray for a miracle that he would wake up and return Holy Mother Church to the Truths and Traditions of St. Peter through Pope Pius XII. ABANDON THE ECUMENICAL PATH for the sake of souls! Mel's movie is bringing the whole question of ecumenism to the surface and it won't hold up against the infrangible Dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus which every NO bishop is afraid to admit. Rid the Church of these charlatans! Mel's movie is a start!
* Source: www.HollywoodReporter.com, 03-11-04
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