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FRIDAY      May 21, 2004      Volume 15, no. 140
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Within the Octave of the Ascension

       

           


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly! Recognitions


QUEEN OF HEAVEN       REGINA COELI
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This prayer replaces the Angelus during Paschaltide.
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.
For He Whom thou was made worthy to bear. Alleluia.
Hath risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to our God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord hath risen indeed. Alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, Who through the resurrection of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant us, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Regina Coeli laetare. Alleluia.
Quia quem meruisti portare. Alleluia.
Resurrexit sicut dixit. Alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, virgo Maria. Alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere. Alleluia.
Oremus
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quae-sumus; ut, per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Act of Contrition

  O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.

Indulgence of three years. Raccolta 36

Act of Faith

   O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou has revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

Indulgence of three years. Raccolta 36
Act of Hope

   O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everylasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

Indulgence of three years. Raccolta 36

Act of Love

  O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

Indulgence of three years. Raccolta 36

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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 honor today 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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  • In the eighteenth installment of our on-going mega-series on "A Chronicle of Catholic Tradition" in chronicling the history of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Holy Mother Church, we arrive at the 5th century. It was a time of moral depravity corroding the Roman Empire quite similar to the breakdown of the moral fabric in the United States today when anything goes. In addition the Arian heresy had taken a great toll and that had given rise to more heresies just as we have today in the twenty-first century with the widespread acceptance of what Pope St. Pius X called the "synthesis of all heresies" - Modernism. From this bleak horizon God rose up two stalwart heroes to defy the odds and reassert the Church's growing influence on all of Christendom. One was a determined bishop who forsook riches to follow his missionary spirit in bringing the True Faith to the pagan Emerald Isle conveying the Creed through the simple, natural beauty and clarity of God's green shamrock, so abundant in the land he converted. St. Patrick was his name and his feats are legendary. In Rome, a holy Pope was elected and strength returned to the papacy with the convocation of two major ecumenical councils and the heroic, courageous action of meeting the "scourge of God" Attila the Hun at the gates of Rome where, through Divine intervention, the barbarian turned back from sure sacking of the eternal city. Holiness rises out of the ashes of Depravity and Heresy

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    When it comes to all these ungodly laws being passed by liberal judges because of the lobbying and intimidation of a small minority out to do away with the natural and supernatural order, it is wise to keep in mind the following:
    "Unjust laws are, properly speaking, NO LAWS!"
    His Eminence Saint Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church


    The only Way to clear up the mass confusion!


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    Nancy Pelosi

  • Confirmation of Hindus worshipping at Fatima Shrine The Portugal News provides evidence that syncretism has already begun at Fatima, reporting that, "Arriving in Fátima the pilgrims made their way to the Chapel of the Apparitions, where from the altar a Hindu priest led prayer sessions. A commentary on the service was given by the TV reporter who explained: “This is an unprecedented unique moment in the history of the shrine. The Hindu priest, or Sha Tri, prays on the altar the Shaniti Pa, the prayer for peace.” The Hindus can be seen removing their shoes before approaching the altar rail of the chapel as the priest chants prayers from the altar’s sanctuary."
  • Congress introduces bill that would mandate pro-abort doctors to alert women of the pain the fetus feels Will the "FEEL THE PAIN" bill pass or be passed over by the pain-killing Dems who won't admit they are accomplices to the pain felt by unborn child through such a gruesome, murderous act as abortion!
  • Satan's minions on Capitol Hill retaliate as 48 pro-abort 'Catholic' pols try to intimidate bishops into backing down Threats of increasing anti-Catholic sentiments only a charade to hide their real agenda: don't disturb the Democratic Party's comfort zone! Bishop Sheridan's statement has shook up DC and this is no time to retreat despite threats of anti-Catholic bigotry. The truth is the bigotry is coming from the very pols signing the letter to the bishops in hopes they'll cave to Democratic demands! Yet weak-kneed Cardinal McCarrick has already indicated that's exactly what he'll do. Thank you, your Holiness, for such wonderful prelates as Cardinal McCarrick. NOT!!!
  • Terri Schiavo's Parents still being impeded from seeing their daughter Faithless husband manipulating law and liberal judges with one purpose in mind: do away with his wife so he can continue in his sinful comfort zone! Ah, the fifth commandment comes in so many colors these days!
  • Grand Rapid's Bishop Kevin Britt dead at 59. Died in his home Sunday morning. Cardinal Adam Maida exclaimed, "a good shepherd has been called home." Begging His Eminence's pardon, but were Britt a good shepherd he would have abided by the principles of Catholic truth and stopped the sacrilege of Buddhists promoting their false religion in his basilica. He would also not have denigrated a priest who strove to uphold Catholicism. May we all pray for this poor misguided Novus Ordinarian ordinary who now must answer to God for his failure to truly shepherd his flock. For more on the Buddhists see Ambushed by Grace
    Anima ejus, et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace. Amen.

    Have God and His Laws been abandoned? In Massachusetts it would seem so! It is a dark, dark day in Massachusetts and the rest of America as of Monday with sin being lauded and celebrated by the courts and flaunted by sinners! Shame for the sham! Shame on any Catholic who accepts the unlawful law approving sodomy.
  • Shameless seamless garment garbage being spewed by Cincinnati successor of Bernardin in appeasing sinners like Kerry But of course he's a darling of the non-Catholic National 'Catholic' Reporter publication which has officially endorsed sodomite unions! What is even sadder is that the Queen City prelate is still in denial while waiting for the results of a committee headed by the most weak-kneed of 'em all - Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Lord, deliver us from such fools and charlatans!
  • 'Catholic' Colleges With Pro-Abortion Commencement Speakers Draw Fire Where is the outrage? While these Modernist bishops will pounce and denigrate Traditional Catholics, they turn a deaf ear and blind eye to the obvious persistent sinners who are being invited. Shame on the shepherds and Rectors.
  • What blackmail do Kerry, Kennedy and the Democratic Party have on Archbishop Sean O'Malley that he would sell out the Faith? Apostate Boston prelate betrays Christ with remarks of tolerance for sin that encourage satan's minions on the sodomite issue and passify sinners to the shock of faithful Catholics.
  • U.S. Supreme Court plays Pilate, washes hands of Sodomite agenda in Massachusetts. So much for being 'supreme'!
  • While tolerance is being preached that Islam is a religion of peace, 600 Christians slaughtered mercilessly by infidels
  • Mizzou voters will have chance to vote against sodomite unions State legislature overwhelmingly puts in on ballot to prevent courts from intervening
  • At last, a bishop who holds the voters accountable as well! Colorado Springs' Bishop Michael Sheridan surprises flocks by standing up for Church doctrine. He will refuse communion to any who knowingly vote for a pro-abort candidate! Now where are the rest of the bishops? It's time for them to follow suit and stop the devil in his tracks. If the bishops can't lead like Bishop Sheridan, then get out of the way because they're only harming souls by their silence and stalling. We need more Bishop Sheridans. He might even truly see the light and recognize the Latin Mass of All Ages has never been abrogated. We can always hope and pray. For a PDF of his letter, see Pastoral Letter to Catholics in Colorado Springs
  • New York Pro-Life Congressman takes aim at Vatican hypocrisy
  • Father Daniel says goodbye with a packed church for the Latin Mass at St. Mary by the Sea The last hurrah for Fr. Johnson and the Traditional Latin Mass as Tod Brown's wreckovators move in with the indult insult, leaving many Southern Californian faithful in the lurch. Thank God for Our Lady Help of Christians in Garden Grove. They may have to build a bigger church to accommodate the growing numbers. Interesting, is it not, that only the Traditional Chapels are the ones growing?
  • New Jersey Dem chooses mammon over Christ and His church over abortion flap. Will others walk away? To those who do: good riddance, but please do read Luke 16: 9-13.
  • Kerry beams after committing scandal and sacrilege in Pittsburgh Where is Bishop Donald Wuerl? Why's he smiling when an outrage was just committed in his Diocese for all the world (and God!) to see? Why's he conveniently out of the loop when he knows very well Kerry attends St. Scholastica when in the steel city? It's time for Wuerl to take accountability along with every other Bishop before God and the flocks as we've been saying for 4 years with our HEROD'S HEROES!
  • At least one pro-abort respects his faith and bishop enough not to scandalize as NJ's Gov. McGreevey agrees to refrain from communion
  • Proselytism, schism, and confusion at heart of cold war between Vatican and Russia. Solution: Consecrate Russia to Mary's Immaculate Heart as she asked 87 years ago!
  • Progressive apostate organizations and over half the priests surveyed in Cincinnati say celibacy a stumbling block. Well, duh, so is sodomy and embracing the world, the flesh and the devil! Sounds like some in the Queen City want more 'queens.'
  • The Bishops would like everyone to forget the abuses while they continue to cover up their own culpability. Abused seminarians won't let them get away with it.
  • ALL targets comfort zone of Cardinal McCarrick in calling him to task with full page ad! Do you think that will get his attention? Shaming these sorry prelates seems, sadly, to be the only answer!
  • Want to see where the church of Vatican II is heading? Take a gander at the Episcopal church!
  • More of the barren fruits of Vatican II in Bean Town: Parish the thought!
  • Circuit Judge plays God once more, yet again Terri Schiavo denied rights to live
  • Altoona-Johnstown's Adamec dealt setback as Judge insists lawsuits against diocese continue!
  • Mysterious European Consortium wants Mad Max for Mouse House! Translation: Mel Gibson to replace Eisner at Disney but only if Mel ponies up a couple hundred mil. Memo to Mel: Do you really want that headache?
  • Archbishop O'Malley finally defrocks Paul Shanley. It's been long overdue!
  • In Ad limina visits to Rome, Pope urges Michigan and Ohio prelates to better educate seminarians. Uh, yeah, isn't that a given? Guess not from the bitter fruits of the past 40 years!
  • Sodomite priests rebelling in Phoenix. Saying non serviam to Bishop Olmsted's mandate to remove names from pro-sodomite statement.
  • More 'fruits' of Kasper's moratorium on proselytizing the Faith: Let the Orthodox convert Catholics. It's happening down under!
  • Papal Nuncio to Spain in open heresy by accepting Sodomites
  • Kerry a Loose Cannon and 'Vain Opportunist' - no one mentioned 'accomplice to murder'
  • Viva Christo Rey! Loyal Catholics disrupt blasphemous play in Spain (caution on language in article)
  • UN Whistle blowers threatened as Kofi Annan and others scared over scandal breaking
  • Did Kerry manufacture his Purple Heart? Some suspect he did as more evidence comes out
  • Culture of Death on Catholic Campuses! Cardinal Newman Society publishes five-year Review!
  • As tinseltown taints: Kabbalas, Screaching, Bobbleheads,Gigli and Teddy all working against true values
  • Michigan Bishop flatly refuses to censor pro-abort governor: the hell with Rome!
  • Cardinal Mahony's obstruction of justice in sodomy abuses by priests coming to the surface
  • Vatican Ecumaniac Fitzgerald Praises Pagan Hindhus in direct slap to Catholic Truth
  • Church Strongarms and Fires Priest Known for Defending Victims Don't tell us the bishops aren't continuing to cover up the rot!
  • Pro-abort Pelosi twists Catholic Truth as Catholic League sounds off while bishops remain silent
  • The Ecumania that Weakland wrought: Lutheran-Catholic leaders meet in Milwaukee at end of 10th Dialogue Topic Suggestion for 11th Dialogue: the Dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus!
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    Few scholars have the thorough acumen to trace and document the why, what, when, where, how and who as Atila has done in his marvelous Eli, Eli, Lamma Sabacthani? collection which, book by book, exposes the the massive, murky mess that has been created as a result of the Vatican II agenda. His latest book above Vatican II, Homosexuality and Pedophilia is key to understanding the purpose and rationale of those who would twist the Sacred Deposit of the Faith to accommodate sin and who must be exposed and eradicated for the welfare of Holy Mother Church. It is a must read in order to alert all to how deep the rot goes and why the scandal in America was really only the tip of the iceberg. We encourage you also to read Gary Morella's review of Vatican II, Homosexuality and Pedophilia.


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      For those who truly want to delve deeper into what the Faith teaches and what past Sovereign Pontiffs have decreed, we recommend for your vital reading to better KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH, pertinent Papal decrees which put to the lie what is being promulgated today by the Vatican II church. We strongly encourage you to read these to understand how today the modern church is in Apostasy when compared to what had always been taught by Holy Mother Church and enforced and warned as most grievous by previous Pontiffs as you'll see in CREDO & CULTURE

































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    Ascension Thursday-May 20:
    Tower of Trent Tribute
    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
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Ascension Thursday, he followed Our Lord's final command in Mark 16: 15-16 in going back to basics. Things have become too complicated over the past 40 years and one reason is to cover up the obvious subterfuge that conceals the true Faith, masqueraded as Catholicism today. In truth, what passes as 'Catholic' today is nothing but Protestantism for, as Father pointed, out the bishops who signed the documents of Vatican II placed themselves in schism for what they signed was condemned by holy pontiffs who foresaw the mortal cancer of Modernism. Father reminds us of St. Paul's words regarding the faithful's superiors "Consider how they ended their lives, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today, yes, and forever." God does not change and neither does the means of salvation as Christ established in the salvific New Covenant. Yet if we are to believe the Modernists, the faith is ever evolving and changing. Anathema at its gravest and yet so few have a clue. Father entreated all to "Keep the Faith" which begins and ends with preserving the Immemorial Holy Sacrifice of Tradition. While the generals and most of the commanders have cowardly abandoned ship and so meekly waved the surrender flag to the enemy, it is left to the few who remain faithful to defend the ramparts at all costs! Father explained in The Truths of the Traditional Faith

    Wednesday - May 19:
    Tower of Trent Tribute
    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
    Traditional Insights
    Mario Derksen resumed his excellent analysis of Pope Pius XI's solid and absolute encyclical Mortalium animos. In light of all the bafflegab and ecumania streaming out of modern Rome, His Holiness Pope Pius XI's words ring truer than ever for he warned back in 1928 against the very insanity that has run wild over the past several decades and grows worse by the year, by the month, by the day. Mario provided the proof that ecumenism is not just a grave error, but an anathema which, in effect, is apostasy pure and simple for it denies the infallible truths that the Catholic Church is the only true Ark of Salvation. Mario showed how Pius affirmed the mandatory dogma of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, and how today the modernists deny it as he provided the third installment on An Analysis of the Encyclical Mortalium Animos and other true Catholic Teaching on Religious Unity with part three The Necessity to be Catholic

    Tuesday - May 18:
    Tower of Trent Tribute
    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
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica called to task those politicians and bishops who are truly "Frauds of the Faith." In this year when finally the public from the faithful to the secular media are watching the bishops carefully, especially on the whole pro-abortion and pro-sodomy agenda the true shepherds will shine if they stand by Catholic doctrine and do not wash their hands of their apostolic responsibility before God and their flocks. The bishops must pull the lever on the Frauds of the Faith posing as politicians who disregard the tenets of the Faith in favor of the favors of mammon. Gabriel calls the bishops and politicians to be Saint Thomas Beckets in turning their backs on treasures and rewards of this fleeting world for how we live in this world, what we choose, will determine where we spend eternity. Gabriel explained in his column Frauds of the Faith

    Monday - May 17:
    Tower of Trent Trophy
  • 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
    Christ or chaos
    We want to bring your attention to an excellent article by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey on how huge fizzures are beginning to show in the false wall of episcopal collegiality. True to Our Lady's prophecies at La Salette, bishops are against bishops as the facade of unity among the bishops begins to crack. Tom shows that God does indeed allow bad for good and it is the scandalous sacrilege of John Kerry and other pro-abort politicians deliberately causing scandal by daring to receive communion in the Novus Ordo rite which has caused the cracks that grow wider and wider as the dam gets ready to totally collapse into open recognition of the already American Apostasy from the Church. Just as the Anglican church is in total turmoil because of collegiality, so also it is inevitable in the American Catholic Church. Tom identifies the situation in hopes of saving souls from capsizing. He reminds us there is only one safe landing, the solid foundation of the rock. Yet most are fleeing to the sands of innovation, unaware of its sinking nature. He elaborates in his latest column on his site, Another Part of the Great Facade Begins to Crumble

    SUNDAY - May 16:
    "Qui intelligat, legat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Easter, he pointed out the inevitable as Christ asserts in Matthew 7: 20, "By their fruits you shall know them." Pope Pius XI laid out the blueprint so magnficently in his encyclical Quam Primas extolling the absolute necessity for promoting the Sovereign Kingship of Jesus Christ, but thanks to the Revolution that hoped-for reality has been overturned in favor of universalism and the here and now. By rejecting what Holy Mother Church always taught, we are now reaping the rewards of our disobedience with wars and rumors of more wars. Father deduced that it is ridiculous to blame the soldier for offenses when the commander has been lax. So also in the Church and society. Thus is the sorry web man has woven to block out the Son in search of utopia on earth, he has enmeshed himself in a black void. How can one see in the darkness? They cannot and yet they go about blindly in the pitch black, guided only by the spurring on of the prince of the world. The Light can only shine from one source and the Modernists have done a good job in blotting it out. The only energy source to power up hope is prayer and a return to what previous Pontiffs and the saints preached, what the prophets of old foretold and what Sacred Scripture verifies. Father explained in his sermon. "Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain"
    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
    Kevin Tierney reflected on the obvious omissions the Novus Ordo readings leave out in order to avoid admitting that the Old Testament was never salvific. To admit that, the New Church would have to also admit it is heretical to state that for others salvation exists outside the Catholic Church. In attempting to deceive the 'People of God' that we can all be saved through peace and love, the New Order rite is careful to be as ambiguous as possible. It contrasts greatly with the Traditional Proper which shows the why's and wherefore's and conveys a continuous, well-planned out theme for the salvation of souls and for the freedom and exaltation of Holy Mother the Church. Yet in the New Order, talk of the richness of the the house of God is shunned for the new thought is that the church should be poor, ignoring the Apostle John's passage in the Apocalypse that shows the church as the City of God, the city of gold. Yet, thanks to Paul VI selling out by pawning the Papal Tiara and the subsequent sell off over the decades of countless church properties the result has only been barren fruits. Rather than being rich is grace, the church today is poor and confused primarily because they have neglected the fullness of the Word and Christ's truths, veering from what the Church in her wisdom established for the faithful. Kevin illustrated two glaring obvious omissions to bring this point home in his comparison of Propers of the Fifth Sunday after Easter Traditional Rite with the Novus Ordo Sixth Sunday of Easter in Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi

    Thurs-Fri-Sat - May 13-15:
    Tower of Trent Hall of Honor
    It was most appropriate and proper to initiate the Tower of Trent Awards on the 87th anniversary of Our Lady's first apparition at Fatima and the Feast of the holy Cardinal and Doctor of the Church Saint Robert Bellarmine who entreated all to uphold the Faith no matter what, even to resisting the Pope if he "endangers the faith." As we know the post-conciliar popes have greatly harmed souls and the fifteen honored in this inaugural presentation have been loyal to St. Robert's call as well as all the saints and most importantly to Christ Himself. Therefore we proudly present the TOWER OF TRENT Trophies in three categories. Seven of the Recipients are being awarded the Trophy posthumously with the Crimson Cross, for though they did not die martyrs, they did not see the fulfillment of what they had sought - the freedom and exultation of Holy Mother Church - for all of these brave heroes died on the battlefield of Tradition vs. Modernism. They will be long remembered as we honor our fallen stalwart pioneers who spurred the rest on to hold fast to Tradition. To view those names chosen for charter membership in the Hall of Honor, see Tower of Trent Hall of Honor

    Wednesday - May 12:
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica tried to burrow through the wall that has been unmistakenly erected by the twisters of truth. That wall is the wall of Separation between Church and State, something that has totally been misrepresented and misunderstood. The logic of those saying there must be a wall is more twisted than a pretzel, but that doesn't seem to faze warped minds that neglect the importance and necessity of the documents of truth - the Holy Scriptures and why the U.S. Constitution, Declarion of Independance, and Bill of Rights were founded upon the principles and tenets of the Holy Bible. That is a problem with the New Order who are so malleable to accep;ting the New Manifesto of Modernism, while twisting the Living Documents to justify killing. "Thou shalt not kill" means nothing to these cannibals of cantankerousness. Gabriel explained in his column When Living Documents Are Twisted To Justify Death!
    Hope on the Horizon
    Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas wrote this before news broke Tuesday afternoon of the deliberate decapitation of American freelancer Nick Berg in retaliation for the shameful, but hardly outrageous - to both East and West - immorality at the Abu Gharib Prison. The fact is these radical infidels would have done it anyway no matter how badly America stubbed her moral toe. It is the Muslim creed to destroy the Christian culture and make no mistake, the Western culture with all its warts, still represents Christian culture camouflaged though it may be beneath the New Order mask. Nevertheless, it is the Crusades all over again only this time the stakes are even higher and seemingly the only ones willing to fight are the English-speaking coalition - America, England and Australia against the devil represented by the crescent moon in Apocalypse 12: 3. As Thomas pointed out, nothing outrages the infidel terrorist and those thinking so are using it as an unfair political weapon here in the U.S. as Thomas asserted in his Townhall column - enough with the apologies A 'sorry' spectacle

    Tuesday - May 11:
    Catholic PewPOINT
    Editor Michael Cain went to the egg carton and the dozen chosen to the National Review Board by the USCCB in trying to unscramble the mess that has been made in the frying pan of cover-up and deceit. He took the Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska - the Novus Ordinarians' hero Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz - to task for not having a clue while all the clues are clearly in focus, but he along with all of the other bishops have so much egg splattered over their collective and individual psyches and true knowledge of the Faith that they have made a royal omelette out of the Ordo Missae giving us something that stinks to high Heaven. Cain showed how the Board that was supposed to have the answers for the public not to put them off, but to assure them the foxes weren't running the henhouse. But alas, we find out the very people appointed are not only suspect, but were groomed or connected to the enabler of the sodomy agenda Cardinal Joseph Bernardin and his infamous 'Bernardin Boys.' Cain dug out a long lost Degradation ceremony that, if the bishops don't shape up and return to Tradition they can ship out with a formal defrocking. He explained in his editorial Bad Eggs are Deviled Eggs!
    Christ or chaos
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey made it clearly evident that the time for talk is over. It is time to reclaim our Catholic Legacy. It is time for action, action by those who claim they are still shepherds. If they are, then, as Tom called for - let them prove it by living up to what we as Catholics of America have been called to by previous Pontiffs and right the wrongs those compromisers of the state have effected over the past centuries. No longer can we follow the failed course. We must return to the fullness of the Faith. No longer can the bishops and faithful seek to placate man, but God in standing by the convictions of the apostles and saints and be not afraid to commit totally to standing for and teaching the True Faith no matter the consequences. There can be no more compromises for that is how we got in the moral malaise America is in today. Some can talk the talk, but can they - will they walk the walk, the same walk Our Lord took up the steep, rough terrain of Golgotha, the same walk the martyrs willingly embraced, the same walk missionaries enthusiastically took, the same walk our ancestors who settled America and built the magnificent churces and parishes that today are being eliminated in order to usher in the New Order. Tom said: enough and offered nine points for the bishops to show their mettle in his column on his site The Full Faith Must Be Taught

    Monday - May 10:
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica focused on the fact that Mother is always right! While the flowers of Mother's Day were still fresh, he shared with us the fact that there is a very good reason why this entire month of May is devoted to the Blessed Mother of God for She is the only Mother who is always right and it is about rights, which are not ours but God's, and solely His! Our Lady knew that and responded accordingly and in so doing, all was answered in God's time. Yet today's blind rats of revisionism, revolution and rudeness poke around leading other blind victims as if they had the answers. In truth they haven't got a clue, but rather than admitting such and being humbly obedient to God as the Blessed Mother was, they obstinately and pridefully resist and twist the truth to fit their sinful agenda. Gabriel pointed out that today's charlatans of choice are truly the blind leading the blind. Not much chance of seeing clearly is there? Like rats in a maze, they have no clue what right means or what is truly right. Yet if they would put their trust in the Blessed Virgin Mary and emulate her, they'd have that 20-20 soul vision necessary for reaching Heaven. He explained in his column Mary's Brand of Choice
    The Fatima File
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey featured on his Christ or chaos site an article we wanted to point out to you and which better fits under "The Fatima File" especially this week when we observe the 87th Anniversary of the First Apparition of Our Lady to the three children at the Cova in Fatima. Tom documented the sad, sad fact that for all practical purposes in his life's actions to this point, John Paul II has no intention of heeding Blessed Mary's request to consecrate Russia, just as no one in the Vatican II era has any intention of admitting what the Third Secret truly is - the Apostasy in the Church which Tom showed is exactly what the modern church is doing in publicly proclaiming they will no longer do what Christ commanded them to do in Mark 16: 15-16, Matthew 28: 19-20 and John 21: 15-17 for 20 centuries. Thanks to such aberrations as the Pact of Metz, the church of Vatican II has abdicated her God-given authority as the bringing souls to Christ. She has become the church of Laodicea in Apocalypse of which the Lord will vomit from His mouth. Such are the fruits of disobeying Our Lady's request as Tom pointed out the contradictions and lies in his column The Consecration Has Been Done?

    SUNDAY - May 9:
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Easter, he reassured us that no matter how bad the Revolution will devastate the Church - and it truly has with a concentrated, well-planned agenda to destroy the Faith and the Divine Immemorial Mass of All Ages: the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - in the end Mary's Immaculate Heart will triumph for God has said so and Christ, in today's Gospel has promised His Spirit for "when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will teach you all truth." That same Spirit - the Holy Ghost - is the Divine Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary - the woman of Genesis and the Apocalypse. In turning to her for succor we can find safe harbor and tender motherly love where for us everyday is Mother's Day with the Blessed Mother of God. Father chronicles how the Church and society were infiltrated and how previous Popes tried to stave off the Revolution which was meticulously planned to destroy Christ's One True Church. The greatest obstacle: the True Sacrifice of the Mass. On Mother's Day Father shared the consequences and the hope in his sermon "Thine Eyes of Mercy Towards Us"
    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
    Kevin Tierney illustrated concrete examples of how the modern liturgy leaves the door open for allowing one to think Sacred Scripture is not inerrant, that only those points dealing with salvation are infallible and all else is open to conjecture. Wrong! Yet this is insinuated by the omission of key passages in Sunday's Proper within the Novus Ordo synthetic rite. He showed how at the heart of this is an intentional agenda to make Catholics comfortable without tweaking their consciences such as abortion, contraception and the like. While the Traditional Proper includes the why God has done something or why He asks for something, that why is most of the times either left out or blurred so as not to offend the Protestant mentality of today's Catholics who do not want to be held accountable for free will. Kevin pointed out that in the Novus Ordo the idea of the propitiatory sacrifice is vague and that one is free to choose according to their conscience because of the ambiguity - the purposeful ambigious wording of the NOM Propers. If it is not intentional, then Kevin asked them to prove it is not. So far no one has proved the contrary in 35 years. He explained in comparing the Fourth Sunday after Easter with the Novus Ordo Fifth Sunday of Easter in Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi

    Saturday - May 8:
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica, in tribute to Mother's Day, illustrated the great comparison of today's selfish pro-aborts with the second woman who was willing to go along with King Solomon's suggestion to cut the live child in two to solve the dispute with the two women arguing over whose child was the dead one and whose was the live one. Conversely the first woman, not wanting to see her flesh and blood murdered, was willing to give her child up. That spoke volumes to Solomon and should speak volumes to us today about women who are willing to kill the flesh and blood in their womb through abortion, even contraception in preventing life. Gabriel showed how the Blessed Mother is the ideal to exemplify for in her humble obedience God gave her wisdom to cope with her seven sorrows and so much love that she shares it with all still today. He explained in his column The Regal Wisdom of a Mother's Worth
    Christ or chaos
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey enlightened us about a special priest who today will celebrate his 50th Anniversary as a priest during a noon High Mass in Latin at St. Mary By the Sea in Huntington Beach, California. Father Daniel Johnson has seen it all and stayed above the fray, living in the true ecumenical spirit of bringing many from other faiths not to compromise and tolerance, but to conversion in the Catholic Faith. He has maintained the traditions and built up his parish despite the innovations and aberrations in most other parishes. One way to stave off the devil? Celebrating the Latin Mass every Sunday. With his departure after Sunday, Tom expresses fear that the Modernists will move in and tear down those icons of tradition from the Communion rail to the magnificent statues. How fitting that Fr. goes out in a blaze of glory with the Latin Mass on Mother's Day for he so honors Our Lady and gave her great consolation in building up the parish which bears her patronage. Tom salutes this stalwart sacerdos in his tribute Fifty Years of Priestly Zeal

    Friday - May 7:
    Sanity of Sanctity
    Fr. Lawrence Smith shared some reflections on the attributes of a great saint and the fact that it truly is amazing how souls get well following the powerful prescription passed down by the prayerful persuader Saint Catharine of Siena and the tremendous power of prayer which this persistent Doctor of the Church practiced daily. In these days when wisdom has seemingly taken a vacation, we can take heart from the holy Catherine, who grew in wisdom and grace because she hungered for Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist and would allow nothing to spoil her appetite for Christ. We must strive to develop the same spiritual nourishment and discipline. It begins with prayer, simple prayer; and the noblest of prayers: the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament was her end-all and be-all. Should It be any less for us? Father Lawrence pointed out the necessity and degrees of prayer and how the Holy Mass is key to our growing in grace as he explained in his inspirational piece Take the Doctor's Advice
    33 Doctors of the Church
    The last and thirty-third Doctor in our chronological series on the Doctors of the Church was not only the youngest, but the most recent. She was raised to the altars faster than practically any saint in the annals of Church history. Little known until after her death, her miraculous intercession has become widely known worldwide and on the centennial of her death millions flocked to see her traveling relics as they were ceremoniously taken to every continent. This October a film depicting her short but ever fruitful life will debut in theaters on the heels of the phenomenal success of 'The Passion of The Christ'. It was Jesus Whom this saint was so in love with and committed to in everything. Who is this saint who has stirred up so much fervor and love, who is known as the patron saint of foreign missions even though she never set foot outside of Europe? It is none other than the Little Flower of Jesus - the "Petal of Perfection" Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus



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