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'The Passion of The Christ' is the highest grossing independent film opening of ALL TIME! ! See Mel's Way of the Cross shows the way!
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The Good, the Bad, and the UGLIES!
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  • We introduce today a new series called Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi by Kevin Tierney, another bright young Traditional luminary coming on the scene. His apologetic essays will clearly show in black and white the vast divide between the Divine liturgy of the Propers and the synthetic novelties of the Novus Ordo as he presents an INTRODUCTION
  • Atila Sinke Guimar„es reports from On the BattleLine in exposing the enemy's strategy. Surprise surprise the enemy is within. They are the very Princes of the Church who should be preserving the Traditions. Atila proves they are doing just the opposite in From a Shout to a Whisper - Changing the Face of the Church
  • We've heard from the 'Scribes & Pharisees' on 'The Passion' now it's time to hear from the people who've sent their comments. We call it: Vox Populi
  • WEDNESDAY      March 3, 2004      Volume 15, no. 63

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    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

    ...And you thought the Awards were over with the Academy Awards last night! 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 passes 'Return of the King' for best 5-day opening!
    Mel already rewarded four-fold in less than a week! $125.2 Million and counting!!! Way to go, Mel!
      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'

    Returns of The King Prove CHRIST THE KING is the TRUE LORD of all Things!
    Mel's 'little movie' The Passion soaring to unbelievable heights as it becomes BIGGEST INDEPENDENT OPENER EVER!

    Newmarket now looking like the Good Samaritan in reaping the rewards!

    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 $125.2 million after five days throughout North America. The total made The Passion the highest grossing opening for an Independent Film ever. * Not bad for a "niche movie" that few thought would ever break even. 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! No wonder the Pope is heading for retreat! Seriously, we do need to pray that the Holy Ghost will touch his heart during his annual retreat and 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, 02-29-04

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    NOTE: Because the 55th Reason is so important, we have decided to leave it on for another week so you can share this truth with your pastor and pique his conscience to realize every priest has a "perpetual celebret" to celebrate the Latin Mass and that they can do so without fear of their bishops or any other ecclesiastical thug! For them to do so is to incur "the wrath of Almighty God and the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul." (Quo Primum)

       Because Pope St. Pius V granted a perpetual indult, valid "for always," to celebrate the Traditional Mass freely, licitly, without scruple of conscience, punishment, sentence or censure (Papal Bull "Quo Primum")
    YES! St. Pius V set in stone the everlasting celebret - a perpetual indult. No Bishop, no priest and no Pope can override that. PERIOD! To do so is to go against the Holy Catholic Church! We all know the Pope and the Bishops have done just that by denying the Traditional Latin Mass except on their terms and only if one accepts the synthetic New Order liturgy which has so defiled the true meaning of the Holy Sacrifice. Yet the church of Vatican II, the ecumaniacal hierarchy, like all in the curia including the one who appoints them - the Pope himself - are afraid to 'go public' with this vital truth so the people will know. Instead Catholics are told that a Latin Mass can only be said with the permission of the Bishop (Fat chance!) or a celebret from the Ecclesia Dei Commission, which, in fact, is illegal and unnecessary because of the perpetual celebret issued by St. Pius V that every priest for all time must say the unchangeable Mass of All Ages in the Mother tongue of the Church. The truth is the Pope and Bishops fear that were this knowledge acknowledged, there would be rightfully so a mass exodus from the Novus Ordo, not only by the laity but many priests. We can only pray that this will become more manifest as discussion continues over Gibson's film and his own beliefs which embrace all that was taught before Vatican II. This very coverup of the True Mass was outlined quite clearly by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (They Have Uncrowned Him and Open Letter to Confused Catholics), Atila Sinke Guimar„es, (The Murky Waters of Vatican II, Animus Delendi I and II) Romano Amerio (Iota Unum), Fr. Ralph Wiltgen (The Rhine Flows into the Tiber) and Father James Wathen in his irrefutable masterpiece The Great Sacrilege. They all document that the Traditional Latin Mass alone provides the divinely ordained formula for true vertical worship of the Triune Divinity. Every Catholic has a moral obligation to abandon the new false religion and return to the True tenets and practices of the Church as practiced from St. Peter through Pope Pius XII. Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani and Cardinal Antonio Bacci back on September 25, 1969 could see this all coming and warned of this in The Ottaviani Intervention As we know no Pope since Pius XII has listened to the wisdom of Holy Mother Church and for this stubborn, prideful promotion of the church of Vatican II have indeed "incurred the wrath of God and the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul." This is the fifty-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.
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        The love thou hast shown for Holy Mass wilt secure for thee the special succor of angels and saints in thy last moments.
    This is the sixty-third 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.

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    Today:
    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
    The Daily Catholic is delighted to introduce yet another bright young and zealous Traditional luminary today 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 burrows 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 documents this in his column From a Shout to a Whisper - Changing the Face of the Church
    Vox Populi
    We present 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 yesterday 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 publish 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.

    Yesterday:
    Catholic PewPOINT
    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's Clarion
    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
    Vox Populi
    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.

    Monday:
    FAITH ON FILM
    With all the celebrating that went on at the Academy Awards, one wonders if the Academy truly realized what a Catholic film they honored in lauding the Oscars to 'The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King' Sunday night. We would expect they didn't or else they would have retracted their vote considering the vitriolity against Mel Gibson and his totally faith-filled and faithful film 'The Passion of The Christ'. Father Angelo Van Der Putten weighed in with a very insightful analogy of just how Catholic J.R.R. Tolkien was and how he conveyed that Faith through the characters he created. This was a follow-up to our two pieces done in January and in Monday's issue which was the perfect time to share with you Father's insights in A Catholic 'Ring'er to the Core of Middle Earth!
    "Father, forgive them..."
    Doug Giles provided a witty piece on what is behind all the vicious attacks against Mel Gibson from the Scribes and Pharisees of the liberal elites. It has nothing to do with anti-Semitism, nothing to do with too much violence, but everything to do with upsetting their apple cart and their amoral comfort zone where anything goes as long as they set the rules which are obviously biased against any chance of winning back America for Christ. No wonder they're so furious with Mel. One within the establishment has dared the impossible - and succeeded! Truly, "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do" or do they!? Doug nailed it in his column The Passion Police
    Christ or chaos
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey pointed out that The Bennett Report should be the straw to break the cantankerous camel's back and wake the populace to the fact that they are being led to the slaughter by wolves in shepherds' clothing. The Bennett Report is so called since the chair of the committee on ferreting out the sordid details of the child abuse (read sodomy) by the clergy was attorney Robert Bennett who inherited the position when former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating resigned, calling the bishops an organized crime syndicate. The shocking figures revealed in the report bear that out. Tom deduces that the only hope of regaining trust and righting the spiritual ship is to return to Tradition. It's the only safe port as he asserted in his column Nothing Should Ever Shake Our Faith

    SUNDAY:
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the First Sunday of Lent, he illustrated how Jesus set the example for all of us in fulfilling the Scriptures, and fending off the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, especially the devil. The gospel dwells on the temptation of Christ in the desert by the evil one. Just as Mel Gibson so masterfully depicted evil as the androgynous being that takes many forms, so also we must be aware of how we can detect this evil entity before it strikes, weakening us. Humble prayer and penance are a great potion, and truly knowing our Faith is vital for our very spiritual survival because there are Scribes and Pharisees in today's church of Vatican II who deny Christ and His Word, caving to the wiles of the devil, taking many with them. We must heed St. Paul's counsel that when all else fails, hold fast to Tradition. That is the wisdom of nearly 2000 years of Church teaching. We would be wise to follow it during this parched time of The Church's Temptation in the Desert
    "Quid dicit Scriptura?"
    Though many are eagerly anticipating the second installment by Jacob Michael on the Mother of God's specific mission as Mediatrix of all graces and the Wedding Feast at Cana, he has delayed that just momentarily so that he could address something most important, especially on the First Sunday of Lent. He answered many who had written him about the whole rationale for Lent. Is it really necessary they ask. Unequivocally he answered with an emphatic 'YES!' and proceeded to show how Christ Himself righted that which went unfulfilled in the Old Covenant in His purpose for establishing the New and Everlasting Covenant. As St. Paul counsels in "putting on the armor of God," to prepare by "having thy feet shod with the readiness of the Gospel of Peace." To better describe what Lent is all about, he titled his column Sackcloth, Ashes and the Sandles of Readiness

    Saturday:
    Gabriel's Clarion
    In his continuing marathon of articles on 'The Passion of The Christ', Gabriel Garnica cited a specific film defending a guilty Jewish family which is up for an Oscar that is - surprise, surprise - heartily endorsed by the very ones who are the most vicious attackers of Mel. The hypocrisy is so obvious that it oozes onto the ogres of Hollywood and the celluloid critics and critters of the filfth industry. Gabriel showed how their integrity has totally been compromised while Mel's integrity will stand for the test of time as he explained in Can You Say Double Standard?
    Shears and Tears of a Lamb
    Catharine Lamb resumed her feature on the Canon of the Mass and those who are honored. She began the saints invoked in the Nobis quoque peccatoribus after the Consecration. These saints have been abandoned by the New Order for the very words "To us also, Thy sinful servants," which are the only audible words spoken in the Canon of the Mass per the rubrics and celebret set in stone by Trent and Pope Saint Pius V, have been eliminated just as the idea of being a sinner has been downplayed so that all will feel better about themselves. Catharine has a shock for those who have bought into this 'all is love' hype: they're in for a shock when they stand before their Maker at their Particular Judgment. The first two forgotten saints who are so vital in emulating their holy actions are St. John the Baptist and St. Stephen, the Precursor and the First Martyr of the Church respectively. Catharine explained in Part One of Saints forever canonized in the Canon of the Mass - Abandoned Saints to sustain Thy Sinful Servants

    Friday:
    Catholic PewPOINT
    While editor Michael Cain is no Roger Ebert or Michael Medved, he does know truth when he sees it and Friday he weighed in with a heartfelt review of Mel Gibson's masterpiece 'The Passion of The Christ' as to how profound an experience this was. It was all he expected and more, so much more. Yes, it was violent, but could the Scourging at the pillar, the Crowning of thorns, the Way of the Cross and the Crucifixion be anything less? Any hints of anti-Semitism fade into oblivion unless one is a hardened anti-Semite or is looking to create a crisis where there isn't any. If anything, this film clearly is anti-Vatican Two and anti-Secularist! Hip, Hip, Hooray! Cain rails at the New York Times for seeking to damage Gibson and his film by slandering it as "an assault on the spirit." Cain picked up on that theme as the title for his editorial The Salt of The Spirit!
    Gabriel's Clarion
    In his continuing marathon of articles on 'The Passion of The Christ', Gabriel Garnica had to chuckle at how the elitist media and self-serving Zionists who tried to foist an anti-Semitic label on the movie to keep movie-goers away, are now looking like fools. Isn't it ironic that those rants have only fueled a box office bonanza that could make it a runaway hit. Despite the attempts to blacklist Mel Gibson, the talented genius director, in the true Christian sense of loving one's enemies, should send the same ol' idiots Abe Foxman, Marvin Hier, Frank Rich, Andy Rooney and company a thank you note as he laughs all the way to the bank while winning over souls. Gabriel appropriately titled his column Isn't it ironic?

    Thursday:
    Gabriel's Clarion
    In his continuing marathon of articles leading to the opening of 'The Passion of The Christ', Gabriel Garnica had hoped to take a day off so he could see the film, get in some needed prayer for Ash Wednesday and basically get a breather, but that was pretty difficult to do when there are so many idiots out and about and Mel's movie has brought out the best, or should we say the worst in idiots of every stripe. Gabriel didn't think it could get much worse than Andy Rooney's anal mumblings, but then he picked up the latest issue of Newsweek and clicked on the local telly. Katie bar the door. Gabriel explained in his column The Morons Do Not Fall Far From The Idiots
    Mass Confusion
    Our latest copy of The Remnant came this week and I was delighted to discover that Michael Matt's excellent essay on Janet Jackson's Super Bowl Stunt was available to link to on The Remnant site because this is a piece every parent and grandparent needs to read, every teenager needs to understand and be forewarned, every priest needs to realize for the pop culture has so engulfed the morals of today's youth that it threatens even Traditional families who have been sheltered from most of the rot. Matt, author of the acclaimed book "Gods of Wasteland" - which this editor heartily encourages should be in every home to better understand how this danger penetrates every facet of life - pulls no punches in exposing the cesspool of 'entertainment' in today's society. Satan is so clever and he has woven so craftily the whole hip-hop culture into advertising and everyday life in an anti-authority in-your-face attitude that further erodes the family structure and any attempts toward sanctity. In three words: Hip-Hop Hell that never stops gyrating, blurring values (as our animation above depicts) and grating in the ears and souls of those who give in to the sirens of sin. Matt nailed it in Janet Jackson's Super Bowl Stunt: Do We Still Need to "Lighten Up"?
    A Chronicle of Catholic Tradition
    In the eighth chapter of our series on the history of Holy Mother Church and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we entered into the second century and left the principals until next week to go into the 'parishes' so to speak and how the faithful began to live the Faith they had been taught, picking up the customs and establishing Traditions handed down from the Apostles and their disciples as bishops multiplied and, enriched with the Didache, began to understand the true essence of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as it took form with more rituals and meaning for the faithful. Even in the early years schism had already raised its ugly head, and through trial and error the truth emerged in the stationary rubrics of the Mass so there would be no abuse of the Holy Sacrifice, something sorely missing in the New Order today. Tradition Takes Shape

    Ash Wednesday:
    The Sanity of Sanctity
    Father Lawrence Smith shared with our readers his inspiring words for Ash Wednesday in which he provided a meditative symphony of Christ's life and how Lent provides the link between His birth and His Passion, Death and Resurrection. Father emphasized that Our Lord came for the sinner and that each and everyone of us needs to avail ourselves of the Sacrament of Penance in order to gain the graces available during this holiest of seasons which we should embrace with joy in better assimilating with Christ why He did what He did. This and seeing 'The Passion of The Christ' should afford ample opportunity for vivid meditation on improving our lives. The Power and Purpose of the Cross
    HOT ISSUES
    Gabriel Garnica was righteously indignant. So much so that he was given our HOT ISSUES forum to deliver a witty commentary on the blasphemous actions of Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes Sunday night. Gabriel illustrated so well how Rooney is a has-been elitist who must go. He did so by doing a parody of Rooney's own inimitable and grating style. 60 Minutes needs a new ending because, as every viewer of quality hopes and prays, this will be the end of Andy Rooney. He needs to be benched and Gabriel designated why in his clever way with his editorial piece Out of the Mouths of Idiots
    "Quid dicit Scriptura?"
    Jacob Michael took a respite from his series on the Mother of God's specific mission as Mediatrix of all graces to provide a special column in follow-up to our editorial Tuesday in defending the First Dogma of the Church. His was much more succinct and extended to Old Testament passages as well as expanding New Testament passages and including early Fathers, Doctors and Popes of the Church to verify the infallibility of the Dogma of 'Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus' in his column Outside the Church, there is No Salvation


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