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TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY      November 16-17, 2004      Volume 15, no. 185

In This Issue:

  • Propers of the Mass for November 16, 17 and 18
  • Prayer of St. Gertrude for Souls Everywhere
  • November Prayers for the Faithful Departed - Day SIXTEEN
  • November Prayers for the Faithful Departed - Day SEVENTEEN
  • The Infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church
  • Skylstad tabbed as head of USCCB! The more things change the more they stay the same!
  • "And Lead Us Not Into Temptation...or Hypocrisy" by Gabriel Garnica
  • Lest We Forget - PRO MULTIS! by Griff Ruby
  • The Authority of the Church in "LIVING our FAITH series
  • Christ the King College is officially open

    Holy Mass Propers for
    November 16-18

         

    November 16 - St. Gertrude the Great      November 17 - St. Gregory Thaumaturgus      November 18 - Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul
    Dilexísti justítiam     Statuit ei Dóminus     Terribilis est

       We are proud to be able to provide for our readers the full Ordinary and Proper of each day's Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the Immemorial Latin Mass in the Traditional Calendar.

    St. Gertrude the GreatPrayer of St. Gertrude the Great for Souls

       Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with all the Masses* said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family.

    *the Masses refer to the True Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as St. Gertrude knew it, not the New Order Protestant rite which they call 'Masses.'

    Daily Thoughts and Prayers for Our Beloved Dead

      Editor's Note: Thanks to the kind permission of Mary, Immaculate Queen Press, we are reproducing below for each day in November the respective prayers for the holy souls in Purgatory. They carry an Imprimatur from Patrick Cardinal Hayes of New York. You can order the booklets for .50 each from Mary Immaculate Queen Center, 8504 N. St. Michael's Road, Spokane, WA 99217-9333. Below are for the prayers for the ninth through thirteenth day of November.


    SIXTEENTH DAY

        St. Paul, in his Epistle to the Corinthians (1 Cor. 11: 13-15), tells us, "Every man's work shall be manifest, for the day of the Lord shall declare it, because it shall be revealed in fire. And fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If a man's work burn, he shall suffer loss; but he shall be saved, yet so as to fire."

    Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)

    DE PROFUNDIS

       Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
    R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
    If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
    R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
    My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
    R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
    Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
    R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
    R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
    May they rest in peace
    R.Amen.

      O Lord Jesus, have mercy on the Souls in Purgatory who suffer because of some slight human frailty. Deliver them from their agonies, that they may forevermore praise and glorify Thee in Heaven. Amen.


    SEVENTEENTH DAY

       "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." When we stand before God in the hour of judgment, will we not welcome the Holy Souls who will throng about His throne to plead our cause, if we have shown ourselves merciful and compassionate toward them in their hour of need.

    Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129) (see above)

       O Lord Jesus Christ, relieve the sufferings of Thy departed servants, that they may not languish in Purgatory because of our neglect and thoughtlessness. Deliver them from their pains that they may praise Thee forever in Heaven and intercede for us when the hour of death draws near.

    PAPAL PROOF OF WHAT THE CHURCH TRULY TEACHES
      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


  •    Because enough Catholic theology has been removed that Protestants can, while keeping their antipathy for the True Roman Catholic Church, use the text of the New Mass without difficulty. Protestant Minister Thurian (co-consulter for the 'New Mass' project) said that a fruit of the New mass "will perhaps be that the non-Catholic communities will be ale to celebrate the Lord's Supper using the same prayers as the Catholic Church." (La Croix 4/30/69)
      As you will see in Michael Davies' article in Traditional Thoughts, Thurian, who converted and became a priest still continued his Protestant Taizé community, praised today by John Paul II and the rest of the VaticantwoArians. After all, there really is no difference! Not! The Vatican was warned of this catastrophe. See The Ottaviani Intervention This is the twentieth of 62 reasons which were submitted by the Priests of Campos and endorsed by the late great Bishop Castro de Mayer. Each day we will publish one of the 62 until they're all complete.
    Conversely in the True Holy Mass of All Ages:


        He also makes reparation for many of thy sins of omission, when thou didst leave undone the good thou mightest have done.
      This is just the twentieth 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.

    For the previous Graces, see Twenty Graces thus far.



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    Sly-Sky slips in as head wolf of USCCB








    Pope Pius XII has been viciously slandered by 'Pope' Rabbi Schmuley Boteach who is 'disappointed' in JP2 for his praise of Arafat. Duh! Welcome to reality, Rabbi, but lay off Papa Pacelli. Don't go there!









    Arlen Specter - the recurring speck in pro-lifers' eyes





    The old wrecking ball is ready to be swung at two more churches in Boston

    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

  • Skylstad tabbed as head of USCCB! The more things change the more they stay the same! Anyone thinking the US bishops of the New Order were sincere in their words to all that they were changing their ways and would rein in offenders - including bishops that have covered up sodomite Novus Ordo 'priests' are left once again holding the bag. When will they learn that with Monday's announcement that Bishop William Skylstad was elected the next president of the USCCB, replacing the outgoing Wilton Gregory who did nothing on his watch, it's more of the same ol'-same ol'. Add to this that the VP elected was Cardinal Francis George and you can see it's a good ol' boys' club intended to protect their boys. Skylstad is under fire in his own diocese for covering up pedophilia and sodomy by priests he had appointed. Yes, in the New Order church the more things change, the more they stay the same. Forget the welfare of souls, just push the agendas that feed into the world, the flesh and the devil! When will the Novus Ordinarians wake up that they're being fleeced of their faith and everything else!?!


  • 'Pope' Boteach uses Arafat's death to spew his vicious agenda against a holy Pope It was only a matter of time before that viper who so viciously attacked Mel Gibson for his Passion of The Christ would re-emerge from his snake hole. This time the death of terrorist Yassir Arafat has stirred the coals of Rabbi Schmuley Boteach. Instead of seeing a like terrorist in his own country's leader Ariel Sharon, he takes a potshot at a very holy Pope. No, that would definitely not be John Paul II, but Pope Pius XII as Schmuley regurgitates more lies and slander against a man who did all in his power to save the Jews. That is documented, but it means nothing to Schmuley who has to continue the hate against good Papa Pacelli. 'Pope' Boteach admonishes John Paul II for his obvious and foolish admiration of Arafat and maybe those who have given themselves over to mammon will finally realize Karol Wojtyla, the darling of the world, can't even please them anymore for to his regime no one is evil except those wishing to return to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. As Gary Morella pointed out, "As a result of the Vatican incredibly painting the father of modern terrorism as a benign leader with sadness at his death, the professional Catholic haters like Boteach have come out of their holes to once again castigate the Faith by resurrecting a well-known litany of lies. It's not enough that the Vatican has spokesmen who tell us that no one need convert to the true Faith any longer, that Voodoo priests deserve an ecumenical forum, that Masses said for those who died to keep paganism out of the Church can be celebrated with pagan rites, and incredibly, no spokesman whatsoever who will admit to the fact that there is a problem with sodomite priests who need to be rooted out from every diocese in the world. Now we are treated to the spectacle of Rome de facto honoring a murdering thug by giving a message of 'appreciation for his leadership.' I thought the end justifying the means was not a part of Catholic teaching." Well said. We can accept Boteach's reservations, especially when the modern Vatican has gone out of its way to praise Islam, but when he attacks Pius XII, well them's fightin' words, Rabbi, and we will not stand for such slander!


  • The specter of betrayal - Arlen Specter and his resistance to his Party and Pro-Life Perhaps it is fitting that Bush will face problems from the man he helped re-elect in Pennsylvania. Staunch pro-lifer Pat Toomey was ganged up on by Bush and supposedly pro-life "Catholic" Senator Rick Santorum in order to enable liberal moderate and pro-death Republican Specter to win renomination. Santorum's reasoning? Toomey wouldn't be strong enough to defeat the Democratic opponent. Says who? Well, now he and Bush and the rest of the GOP have to deal with this renegade who many fear might become head of the Senate Judiciary Committee and give the President more headaches in Supreme Court appointments. Specter may be the pro-death advocates' last chance but fortunately pro-lifers everywhere are outraged and fighting back.


  • So much for euphoria in Boston, disenfranchised Catholics brace for more church closings Archbishop Sean O'Malley, Boston's besieged ordinary, is battenning down the hatches as he readies for the closing of two more church closings in his See. Typically of the Novus Ordinarian prelates, he has sent a woman to do a man's job, hiding from the flock by thrusting a spokeswoman to try to spin the scene. But, like Cardinal Ed Egan has discovered, the resisters will not go quietly. They are planning organized sit-in protests in this town where the Revolution began. Quite appropriate that the revolutionaries of Vatican II are now facing a revolt from within their own ranks as the conciliar church continues to implode, all part of Our Lord's prophecy in Matthew 12: 25, Mark 3: 24, and Luke 11: 17 that a house divided cannot stand.


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    Gabriel's Clarion
    In Gabriel Garnica's column for this issue, he exposes the total hypocrisy of Hollywood and the sodomite agenda both in the media, medical and clergy. With the release of the film Kinsey praising infamous pedophile propagandist Alfred Kinsey, played by ex-Catholic Liam Neeson, the hypocrisy is so thick that even satan might blush at the boldness of the Hollywood elites and progressives in pushing this trash movie and the blatant lies that purposely seek to cover up who Kinsey was - a child of lucifer whose work has led billions to the depths of eternal damnation! While the film is subtitled, "Sex, The Measure of All Things," all would be wise to heed what Our Lady imparted to the visionaries at Fatima: more souls are in hell for the sins of the flesh than any other sin!" Gabriel reveals what is truly behind the mask in his column "And Lead Us Not Into Temptation...or Hypocrisy"


    STRAIGHT STUFF
    Griff Ruby weighs in on a very important issue, one that makes the difference of night and day for many. For all it may not matter as to the indefectable words of confection of the wine at the Consecration, but for the many who truly care about eternal salvation, then they will take heed of his cogent words backed by the infallible teachings of the Church and its Founder Jesus Christ. Griff puts to rest the doublespeak and misinformation that has confused so many Novus Ordo believers into buying the tripe that either 'for many' or 'for all' are fine, that they both mean the same. Not! He dissolves the arguments so adroitly by proving that in any language, for many does not mean for all! He explains in his column Lest We Forget - Why PRO MULTIS
    Living our Faith
    We continue with our revised series on emphasizing the practical aspect of our Faith from a totally Traditional Catholic perspective. In this issue we provide the foundation - the Cornerstone of the Church - Christ Himself who is the Founder of the only One True Church outside of which there is No Salvation (The thrice-defined Dogma - Extra Ecclesiam Nullam Salus). Compare these clear and certain teachings with what the conciliar church has perpetrated in watering down the Faith so insidiously over the past 40 years that it is no longer recognizable as Catholic. That is why we provide this feature for we feel confident that these catechetical "points of enlightenment" will help more Catholics better understand their Faith, especially those who were not blessed with early formation of the Faith in the home and their parish school. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism, making them truly members of the Mystical Body of Christ, is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church of Peter to Pius XII, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That is the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, in this issue we share the Church's stance on The Authority of the Church

    LAST ISSUE'S FEATURES

    For the more recent articles before yesterday, see below
    Christ or chaos
    Judge Al GonzalesJudge Sandra Day O'ConnorPresident Bush
    The announcement of President Bush's appointment of White House Counsel Judge Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General proves sadly that Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey was right on in his prognostication about this staunch pro-abort Latino. Tom warned in an article on January 15, 2001 in his Christ or chaos that Bush would eventually elevate Gonzales and for pro-lifers not to be fooled by the President's rhetoric. In the aftermath of this most recent election when the strong Christian vote for morality swung the election for Bush, this wasn't what most of those voters had expected. Dr. Droleskey could say today, "I told you so" for the most recent action by Bush is just more of the ol' shiftiness - whether it comes from Washington or modern Rome, it's still skimble-skamble and wrong! Tom's words from over three years ago have come back to haunt us all as you'll see in his retro column Sandra Day O'Connor, Part Deux
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    Used with permission from Lorenzo Gigliotti of www.therandomtimes.com
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, he compares what Christ commanded to what is being peddled by the Vatican II church today, a direct contradiction to Our Lord's charge as well as Pope Pius IX's assertive words that we must do all in our power to "rescue them from the darkness of the errors into which they have unhappily fallen and strive to bring them back to Catholic truth." He identifies the cavalier attitude of the newChurch in placating pagan religions while selling out the true Faith. The Faith of the hierarchy of the modern church cannot seem to comprehend the parables Christ spoke which are "hidden from the foundation of the world," and consequently, the faith of the modern church is so weak that it has caved to the world, the flesh and the devil by approving the non-Catholics in their error, a grave heresy that has and will continue to deny countless souls from attaining everlasting life. Father points out the bad fruits of the false religion of Vatican II and how fruitless are their works in contrast to Paul's words in Colossians 1: 10 "Fruitful in Every Good Work"
    Gabriel's Clarion
    In Gabriel Garnica's column for this issue, he rails at those who clamor for social justice, yet justify the killing of the unborn. Gabriel points out clearly that without the ultimate social justice morality, justice is blind. He equates the plight of the slaves in earlier times and sees no difference except this slavery is much, much worse for the victim has no way to defend himself. Indeed a much more treacherous slavery has returned with a vengeance. Gabriel shows that there is no social justice if we continue to allow such a vile injustice as abortion to rule the land! He explains in his column Pro-Life: The Ultimate Social Justice Morality
    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
    We continue with the second part of a multi-part essay on the charismatic movement in the modern church. While Kevin Tierney has been bringing you this series most Sundays in comparing the Propers of the Mass of the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo, the title of this feature "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" also extends to ways in which one prays determining how one believes. The charismatic movement, which John Paul II is on record as boasting as the "greatest movement in Church history" is, like the rest of the conciliar church, heading for oblivion. Kevin points out in the second part how the wisdom and guidance offered by the holy Doctor of the Church St. John of the Cross contradicts the over-eager charismatic agenda today and invites satan right in the front door. He continues to expose the pitfalls in his treatise with part two on Musings on the Charismatic Movement
    Living our Faith
    We continue with our revised series on emphasizing the practical aspect of our Faith from a totally Traditional Catholic perspective. In this issue we provide the foundation - the Cornerstone of the Church - Christ Himself who is the Founder of the only One True Church outside of which there is No Salvation (The thrice-defined Dogma - Extra Ecclesiam Nullam Salus). Compare these clear and certain teachings with what the conciliar church has perpetrated in watering down the Faith so insidiously over the past 40 years that it is no longer recognizable as Catholic. That is why we provide this feature for we feel confident that these catechetical "points of enlightenment" will help more Catholics better understand their Faith, especially those who were not blessed with early formation of the Faith in the home and their parish school. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism, making them truly members of the Mystical Body of Christ, is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church of Peter to Pius XII, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That is the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, in this issue we share The Mission of the Church
    The Sanity of Sanctity
    We continue our recent tradition of bringing you the Litany of Saints for the Saints and Feasts of November, the original concept submitted by Jacob Michael in September. Need some impetus to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory? What we provide is a litany to all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated in the month of November. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. Just as almost all in Purgatory are forsaken today by the post-conciliar church. If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for November. Litany of the November Saints
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost, he illustrates how suffering has a purpose; not a physical purpose as much as a spiritual purpose for just as gold is tested in the fire and purified, so also we must pass through our own flames of penance and sacrifice here on earth in order to be cleansed of our sins and to work in reparation for our sins and those of others as members of the Church Militant. Just as Christ shed every drop of His blood to merit for us the reward of Heaven, so also in today's Gospel He purifies the blood of the ill woman in a miracle that tells volumes, for He did not say "Thy blood has saved you," but rather "Thy faith has saved you." While those who do not accept Christ and all His teachings ridicule and scorn Him and His followers, those who realize the treasure Christ can form, are filled with hope and are willing to undergo whatever suffering God so wills for us for, as Father emphasizes, "all things work together unto good." He explains in his sermon "Take Courage...your faith has saved you."
    STRAIGHT STUFF
    Griff Ruby offers a refreshing honeycomb of hope and common sense for all Traditional Catholics. He recommends we all stop the name calling and seek to win conservative Novus Ordo believers over to true Catholic thinking and practice by loving them to death, for, as he explains, down deep they really want to be Catholic, but just don't realize how far they have veered from the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Griff points out it isn't always their fault if they don't know and we shouldn't lump them in with the "cafeteria 'Catholics'" who are anything but. He rationalizes that many traditionalists came from the same place for indeed we were once in their shoes and should more readily be able to understand their angst and confusion. We just need to give them a shove and the best way to shove is by hugging 'em. He explains in his column Have you hugged your local conservative Novus Ordo believer lately?
    Living our Faith
    We continue with our revised series on emphasizing the practical aspect of our Faith from a totally Traditional Catholic perspective. In this issue we provide the foundation - the Cornerstone of the Church - Christ Himself who is the Founder of the only One True Church outside of which there is No Salvation (The thrice-defined Dogma - Extra Ecclesiam Nullam Salus). Compare these clear and certain teachings with what the conciliar church has perpetrated in watering down the Faith so insidiously over the past 40 years that it is no longer recognizable as Catholic. That is why we provide this feature for we feel confident that these catechetical "points of enlightenment" will help more Catholics better understand their Faith, especially those who were not blessed with early formation of the Faith in the home and their parish school. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism, making them truly members of the Mystical Body of Christ, is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church of Peter to Pius XII, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That is the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, in this issue we share The Foundation of the Church
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica begins a series in which he summarizes various aspects of the recent national election and what it portends. He begins with the irony of the sheep, for to the world the "lost" sheep are those who know their Shepherd and He knows them, while the "found" sheep are really floundering among the wolves, oblivious to the imminent danger to their souls. They have failed to heed Our Lord's warning in Mark 8: 36, "For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Fortunately, John Kerry did not gain the White House, and hopefully he will come to his senses and regain his soul. Gabriel explains in his column Counting Sheep
    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
    Kevin Tierney is dizzy from all the spinning of a modern Christ as the Novus Ordo does and once again he shows more examples of how the architects of the conciliar church's liturgy skewer the truth in such ambiguous terms that leave those trying to follow it in a total fog. He shows how over the last 40 years so much has been compromised and it is evident in the watered down liturgy. Whereas, those clinging to the Rite of the Traditional Latin Mass, are strengthened through grace and determination, realizing the why and how which is clear and concise, never compromised as Kevin points out in the comparisons of the Traditional Proper of the Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost with the Novus Ordo 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Great Compromise
    On the BattleLine
    Atila Sinke Guimarães also analyzes the results of the recent election and determines some interesting lessons that can be extrapolated from the vox populi. He illustrates how the majority approved the war on terror and our existence in Iraq while not caving to Bin Laden's intimidation. Atila points out that what happened in Spain was not going to happen here because the terrorists underestimated the American voter. The main point, as Atila avers and has shocked so many liberal media wags, is that moral values was the key to keeping Kerry out of the White House and it was the Catholic vote which, for once, made the difference and the more Kerry spewed heresy, the more Catholics came to realize true Catholic teaching - a true silver lining in the clouds of consternation. Atila explains in his column Lessons From the Elections
    Quid Dicit Scriptura?
    With today being the First Saturday of the month, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jacob Michael shares statements from ten of the early Fathers of the Church which set in concrete the correlation of Our Lady as the Second Eve, just as her Divine Son was the Second Adam. From St. Justin Martyr to St. Fulgentius, Jacob provides three hundred years worth of solid doctrine on Mary presented by ten of the most esteemed early Fathers of the Church, including six Doctors of the Church. He intersperses it with commentary from a future saint, John Henry Cardinal Newman. Jacob lists the quotes in his column Ten Early Church Fathers on Mary/Eve
    Living our Faith
    We continue with our revised series on emphasizing the practical aspect of our Faith from a totally Traditional Catholic perspective, we focus today on this First Saturday of the month, dedicated to Our Lady with a special symposium from My Catholic Faith on the Blessed Mother. It reaffirms what Jacob discloses above from the various Fathers and Doctors of the Church and shows that nothing in Holy Mother Church's teaching has changed and therefore we feel confident that these catechetical "points of enlightenment" will help more Catholics better understand their Faith, especially those who were not blessed with early formation of the Faith in the home and their parish school. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism, making them truly members of the Mystical Body of Christ, is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church of Peter to Pius XII, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That is the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, in this issue we share The Blessed Virgin Mary
    Gabriel's Clarion
    The Curse is over and Gabriel Garnica can finally salute the Boston Red Sox because Beantown is looking better this week with the threat of John Kerry flaunting his apostasy from the White House now impossible. Gabriel equates the Curse of the Bambino with the Curse of the Liar and shows how it was a clean sweep. Fenway has been purified, the ghosts of Billy Buck and the rest of the wrenching near misses have been freed, while Beacon Hill still has Kerry, Pennsylvania Avenue will not and that is due to the Vox populi as Gabriel explains in his column Truly the Boston Curse has been Reversed!
    Living our Faith
    We continue with our revised series on emphasizing the practical aspect of our Faith from a totally Traditional Catholic perspective, we focus today on those to whom Christ charged with continuing the teachings He imparted - His Apostles. Nothing in Holy Mother Church's teaching has changed and therefore we feel confident that these catechetical "points of enlightenment" will help more Catholics better understand their Faith, especially those who were not blessed with early formation of the Faith in the home and their parish school. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism, making them truly members of the Mystical Body of Christ, is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church of Peter to Pius XII, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That is the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, in this issue we share The Apostles
    FOCUS
    Les Femmes' Mary Ann Kreitzer points out that Bush's election was a rejection of the immorality promoted by the left-wing Democrats and not as much an endorsement of Bush himself. She warns that the President should not listen to such traitors as Senator Arlen Specter, but rather pay attention to the pulse of the country. America has illustrated only too well by its vote that the red carpet must be laid out for a return to moral family values in which Our Lord and Savior comes first, and the country has soundly rejected the abominations promoted by the left because they undermine Christian principles and Catholic truth. She focuses on this in her column The Election's Over, Our Work is Just Beginning
    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
    While Kevin has been bringing you this series most Sundays in comparing the Propers of the Mass of the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo, the title of this feature "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" also extends to ways in which one prays determining how one believes. The charismatic movement, which John Paul II is on record as boasting as the "greatest movement in Church history" is, like the rest of the conciliar church, heading for oblivion. Kevin points out in his multi-part essay why this is and why the charismatic movement is dangerous. He begins with part one as he addresses four questions to the charismatics that must be answered. To answer them is to admit the charismatic movement has nothing to do with Catholicism and is not from the Holy Ghost as he shows in Part One of Musings on the Charismatic Movement
    Living our Faith
    We continue with our revised series on emphasizing the practical aspect of our Faith from a totally Traditional Catholic perspective, we continue with the Four Indelible Marks of the Church as affirmed in the Nicene Creed. Contrary to what many may think, nothing in Holy Mother Church's teaching has changed and therefore we feel confident that these catechetical "points of enlightenment" will help more Catholics better understand their Faith, especially those who were not blessed with early formation of the Faith in the home and their parish school. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church of Peter to Pius XII, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That is the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, in this issue we share The Four Marks of the Church - APOSTOLIC
    HOPE ON THE HORIZON
    Townhall's Terence Jeffrey has written a column that could be titled "Friday Night Rights" after the hit movie "Friday Night Lights" for that is what St. Mary's in Kansas are fighting for, their right to play football. When it should be a shining example to all society that properness and decency, the distinction between the sexes and the sacredness of vocation come above competition and results, the liberals are out to squash decency. The refreshing message the SSPX Academy St. Mary's clarioned to their prep league and officials by willingly taking a forfeit rather than competing against a team which was trying to be politically correct by allowing a girl to play for them is not being taken well by progressivist officials. Holding the ideals of Catholicism and chivalry above the unisex movement today, the Society refused to play if the girl suited up. The backlash has been typical of this secular, atheistic culture. As Jeffrey writes, "Under the Friday-night lights of Kansas we are seeing a little preview of the prospective endgame for the overall cultural war if the busybodies of the American left manage to win it. These petty tyrants are not satisfied with the freedom to behave as their consciences tell them to behave. They want to force everybody else to behave like they do, too -- even if this means forcing traditionalists to act against abiding standards of civilized behavior and their own well-formed consciences." While Jeffrey refers to the Society as a "splinter group," all would be wise to realize who really is the 'splinter group.' The difference is that SSPX "splinter" is still attached to the Tree of the Church founded by Christ, unlike the branch that has broken completely off and calls itself the conciliar church with all its trappings. Yet, Jeffrey does not see that vein but rather a civil rights issue as he concludes, "On the doorsteps of our churches, around the campfires of our Boy Scouts, on the football fields of Kansas, seeds are being sown today that will determine how free America is tomorrow." He explains in his column Football and intolerant liberals
    Gabriel's Clarion
    With the voting behind us, now comes the counting and the real politics, but Gabriel Garnica warns of a society whose shape is shifting towards Godlessness by abdicating morality in favor of satisfying the world, the flesh and the devil. He points out how the conciliar church has helped in this sell-out by spiritual bankrupting souls in the confessionals by equating sin as equal between mortal and venial and this is pure anathema. Such heresy has led countless souls to the brink of hell and beyond in their false belief that they will all go to Heaven for sin is relative. Oh, how wrong they are, but the witches of New Age and the New Order continue to stir up the gobbledlygook of gnosticism and other heresies in their cauldron of canards that are reshaping the fate of more souls than we might believe. He explains in comparing the election process with the erroneous thinking that permeates the conciliar church today in his column Electorals, Confessionals, and Melting Pots
    Living our Faith
    We continue with our revised series on emphasizing the practical aspect of our Faith from a totally Traditional Catholic perspective, we continue with the Four Indelible Marks of the Church as affirmed in the Nicene Creed. Contrary to what many may think, nothing in Holy Mother Church's teaching has changed and therefore we feel confident that these catechetical "points of enlightenment" will help more Catholics better understand their Faith, especially those who were not blessed with early formation of the Faith in the home and their parish school. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church of Peter to Pius XII, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That is the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, in this issue we share The Four Marks of the Church - CATHOLIC
    On the BattleLine
    Atila Sinke Guimarães exposes the latest progressivist program that has undermined the foundation of mortar and the Roman Collar with the destruction or closing down of so many churches under the false premise that people are moving away. The fact is the conciliar church has moved away from the faithful. He shows the contradictions of rationale between Boston where Archbishop Sean O'Malley is trying to run roughshod over old parishes and meeting resistance as is Cardinal Ed Egan in New York. And then there is Portland along with, as was announced above, Spokane who is following the same slippery slope but taking a totally different approach to destroy. This also applies to Tucson and many other sees that will begin falling like dominos for a house divided against itself cannot stand. Likewise Atila focuses on the reasons why the priest shortage is playing right into the hands of the protestant progressivists for they have an agenda that is certainly not Catholic in any sense, though they mask it with Catholic terms. What it is in truth is anathema. Atila lays out the facts in his bird's eye of the news column, we call Destroy, Dilute, and Delete
    Christ or chaos




    Though Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has kept his moratorium on not commenting about the political scene, we believe the time is right to bring you one of his vintage articles that is all the more pertinent in these times. Thus, we bring you his excellent essay - which has been circulated far and wide - in which he analyzes the political landscape over the past two decades to show that the more we think things will change and Roe vs. Wade will finally be overturned, the more things remain status quo and the more babies are senselessly and sinfully murdered in the womb. The only way this Holocaust of the Womb can be stopped is not by party, but by recruiting and electing men and women who will be uncompromisingly pro-life with no exceptions. Tom explains in his magnficient, eye-opening uncompromising piece that has become a classic We Have Learned Nothing .


    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Double of the First Class Solemnity of Christ the Sovereign King, he goes right to the source of what every human must do: submit completely to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer, as their Sovereign King to Whom all obedience and loyalty are given uncompromisingly. Christ has given us the passport for this in the waters of Baptism in which we willingly choose to subject ourselves to His Holy Will, carried out and expressed in His Church. Yet, as Father points out, the postconciliar church is not His Church for it rebels against the King, stirring up a mestastasized mutiny that has exposed the cancer of Vatican II that, worse than aids or any disease, has claimed millions of souls for many of the faithful disregarded Our Lord's warning to beware of those who can kill both the body and the soul. Over the past 40 years we can clearly see the betrayal of the King. Calling upon the wisdom of Pope Leo XIII, Father assures Traditional Catholics will have no part of the revolt, but will resist it for the greater honor and glory of their King as you'll see in his sermon To Know, To Love, Jesus Christ
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In honor of the glorious Holy Day of Obligation when we honor the Church Triumphant, Father Louis Campbell presents a one of his vintage, but most timely sermons on a variety of saints past, present and future. There is no one alive who cannot will to be a saint. There are countless examples of men and women from every walk of life who strove to become holier. He points out that we will never know how many are saints today until the final day when we see the wonders of Heaven illuminated by the countless stars of the saints. Wouldn't it be wonderful if our star was included in that magnificent gallery of lights? Father shows how that is not only plausible, but very, very possible. He also points out that in these times when humanism usurps godliness, and when the worth of a human life, created by the Almighty, becomes important only in the fallible expectations of man's mindset, that one of the ways to sainthood begins by doing all we can to protect the innocent unborn. Within those wombs could be countless future saints - still not bodily formed human beings - who will grow and nurture into responsible members of Christ's Mystical Body to carry on the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. He explains in his sermon, Called to be Saints

    STRAIGHT STUFF
    Griff Ruby weighs in with some interesting facts and fictions regarding a work which for Traditional Catholics is a must have on their book shelves - Denzinger's Enchiridion - called The Source of Catholic Dogma in which one can go straight to the horse's mouth, so to speak, to see what previous Pontiffs pronounced. Griff points out the simplicity and clarity with which they expressed dogma; quite a contrast to the ambiguous bafflegab of the conciliar men who occupy Modern Rome. He also shares how he himself got caught up in taking something out of context, which is one of those pitfalls we can all fall into if we do not take the time to thoroughly read everything. He even advances the concept that perhaps the periti and dismantlers of Holy Mother Church might have misread Denzinger and really were trying to fulfill the very things that had been condemned by previous Popes because they misread Denzinger. But he doesn't dwell long on that for that would mean they didn't know what they were doing and we all know they knew very well what they have done. The more Traditional Catholics are familiar with Denzinger, the harder it will be for the Modernists to succeed. He explains in his column Something about Denzinger
    Gabriel's Clarion
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    Gabriel Garnica signals the final trumpet before the polls close as he borrows from the Bard and Shakespeare's words, "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose." Indeed Gabriel illustrates how John Kerry is dancing with the devil, as evident from last week's cordial meeting with the leader of satanism and how insidiously the Democratic nominee twists the Word to suit his purpose at the expense of his own immortal soul. Gabriel identifies some of the passages Kerry has spewed and offers key ones that the Massachusetts senator should not only read, but live. It is all laid out in Gabriel's column in these times when there is indeed "something rotten in Denmark" and everywhere else as well. Gabriel enumerates in his column Did Shakespeare Know Kerry?
    REALITY CHECK
    Father Lawrence Smith reminds Catholic Americans of the casualties of war with statistics that provide where the real weapons of mass destruction are, and who is responsible. Never in the history of the United States has there been such devastation, never in the history of Americans on the battlefield has there been such bloodshed. Yet, in those times when Americans fought for their country, they had not yet abandoned God. Not so today for the government has blatantly abandoned God, openly flaunting the celebration of violating the Fifth Commandment with Roe v. Wade, not to mention outrageously breaking all of the other Commandments of God. Father points out that, no matter our political affiliation, no matter how much we have or don't have, every last man is culpable before our Sovereign King, Who will judge us if we are not faithful subjects, abiding by all His laws. Father has said it before, and he'll say it again: Time is running out! He explains in An Open Letter to My Fellow Catholic Americans
    Living our Faith
    We continue with our revised series on emphasizing the practical aspect of our Faith from a totally Traditional Catholic perspective, we continue with the First Article of the Apostles' Creed and the second of the Four Indelible Marks of the Church. Contrary to what many may think, nothing in Holy Mother Church's teaching has changed and therefore we feel confident that these catechetical "points of enlightenment" will help more Catholics better understand their Faith, especially those who were not blessed with early formation of the Faith in the home and their parish school. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church of Peter to Pius XII, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That is the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, in this issue we share The Four Marks of the Church - HOLY
    Echoes of True Catholicism
    Dr. Marian Therese Horvat gets to the point of how Catholicism has been so undermined by secular interests and Halloween is now fully the devil's holiday and so many willingly are marching to satan's beat right into hell for the pagan practices, yeah, demonic practices are widely accepted today and grilled into the children's psyches as good. Marian traces this pagan phenomenology and shows how the only barrier to total paganism, total domination by the devil are the Traditional forces willing to valiantly fight the demons against all odds. The trick is they have on their side the greatest weapon - God. That is the Treat that will eventually subdue the evil spirits and free the faithful from the bonds of lucifer. That is the goal of those who have resisted the onslaught of paganism and the diabolic influence. She explains in her timely column Halloween: A Return to Paganism

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