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THURSDAY      November 4, 2004      Volume 15, no. 179

In today's Issue:

  • Propers of the Mass for November 4 and 5
  • November Prayers for the Faithful Departed - Day FOUR
  • The Infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church
  • Disenfranchised Catholics have a way to flee the conciliar church
  • Musings on the Charismatic Movement Part One by Kevin Tierney
  • The Four Marks of the Church APOSTOLIC in "LIVING our FAITH series
  • Football and intolerant liberals by Terence Jeffrey
  • Christ the King College is officially open

    Holy Mass Propers for
    November 4 and November 5


    Double Feast of St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop and Confessor

    November 4 - Double Feast of St. Charles Borromeo      November 5 - Ferial Day or Within the Octave - FIRST FRIDAY
    Statuit ei Dominus             Si iniquitátes
    Gaudeamus omnes

       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.

    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 first three days of November.

        Death separates us; it breaks the earthly tie which binds us one to another, but it cannot break the spiritual tie which unites one souls to another - one heart to another.

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

    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

      O Lord Jesus Christ, the merits of Thy Precious Blood, deign to succour and release the Souls in Purgatory, particularly the soul that is most abandoned. Place it today in Heaven that in union with the angels and Thy Blessed MOther, it may praise Thee forever. Amen.

      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

    Now on line: Check out the only totally Traditional collegiate curriculum in the U.S. Christ the King College has been officially licensed to issue a Bachelor in Catholic Studies degree/ Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey is pleased to announce that the Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education of the State of California's Department of Consumer Affairs has officially licensed Christ the King College to operate in order to grant a Bachelor of Catholic Studies degree. This means that Christ the King College is now legally able to accept students for admission. We encourage everyone who is interested in a College that makes no compromise with the regime of novelty of the past forty years to consider applying to Christ the King College. Application forms may be found under the Info and Resources tab at Christ the King College website. Dr. Droleskey and the faculty are grateful to Our Lady of Good Success for her intercession for the College, as well as to Saint Christopher, whose intercession they and all Traditional Catholics have been invoking in a special way. The administrators of Christ the King College are also grateful to all of those who have donated thus far to the College and those who have prayed--and are continuing to pray--for its founding. Keep up your prayers! Ora et Labora! Christ the King College Officially Open

  •     Because the New Mass favors the heretical theory that it is THE FAITH of the people and not THE WORDS OF THE PRIEST which makes Christ present in the Eucharist.
      As we know from statistics released and the admissions of so many priests and laity belief in an alter Christus have greatly waned for today they are considered mere presiders while the people consider themselves on an equal with the priest. Truly heresy. The Vatican was warned of this catastrophe. See The Ottaviani Intervention This is the fourteenth 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:

       For thee Christ offers Himself to God as a Sacrifice of praise, thus atoning for thy omissions in praising His Holy Name.
      This is just the fourteenth 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 Fourteen Graces thus far.

    For past issues this year, click on month of your choice below:

    all issues in January

    Spokane's Bishop William Skylstad

    Pray for conversions in bringing disenfranchised Catholics back to Truth and Tradition!

    Great graces can be gained

    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

  • Spokane the latest Diocese to fear bankruptcy over Sex Scandals by Novus Ordinarian priests and cover-ups Bishop William Skylstad held a press conference on Monday to announce that the Spokane Diocese may have to declare bankruptcy to stave off confiscation of properties in that see. The main culprit is Patrick O'Connell a former priest, but the most scandalous part is that Skylstad is next in line to succeed Bishop Wilton Gregory as head of the USCCB. Just another reason to disband this horrid, heretical organization and wake the shepherds that they must return to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church as taught from Peter through Pius XII. In other words, flee the fallacy of Vatican II as fast as you can! Spokanians don't have far to flee and in that vein, we also recommend Fr. Moderator's comments for November 4th at his excellent site and his commentary Immorality Sinks Newchurch for the large Traditonal Catholic community he speaks of comprises several thriving parishes with daily Mass. aerial view of Mount St. Michael'sMass at St. Michael's ChapelIn Spokane proper there is one at Our Lady of Guadalupe at 3914 N. Lidgerwood (509-489-6602) with Fr. Kevin Vaillencourt as pastor, and the main largest parish being the magnficent, majestic Mount St. Michael's overlooking the city of Spokane at 8504 N. St. Michael's Road, and having one of the most beautiful, edifying chapels and sanctuaries you will ever see. The pastor there is Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI and two other priests Fr. John Trough, CMRI and Fr. Gerard Mckee, CMRI. They also are the motherhouse for well over 50 Traditional nuns who remind every Catholic that the True Church is thriving and graces flowing abundantly. It is akin to stepping back in time to the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. Twenty-five miles away in Rathdrum, Idaho is the City of Mary with Fr. Benedict Hughes as pastor as well as pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at 517 Mill Ave. in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Just west of there in Post Falls, Idaho is the Society of St. Pius X Parish Immaculate Conception Church at 496 Lincoln with three priests as well - Fr. Patrick Crane, Fr. David Hewko, and Fr. Morgan (208-773-7442). Most have at least two Masses on Sunday, and daily Mass. Both the latter and Our Lady of Guadalupe have grade schools and Mount St. Michael has both grade school and high school. The missionary spirit of true Catholicism as Christ charged His Apostles in Matthew 28: 19-20 and Mark 16: 15-16, and John 21: 15-17 is alive and thriving in the inland Northwest. If only Bishop Skylstad could realize the error of his ways and return to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church, he would be warmly welcomed.

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    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
    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


    For the more recent articles before yesterday, see below

    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

    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
    Image used with permission by Lorenzo Gigliotti of The Random Times
    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?
    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
    Catholic PewPOINT
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    Editor Michael Cain attempts to make heads and tails out of two sides of the same coin in this year's Presidential Election and realizes that we can not leave it to chance, especially considering that this year V-day will be held on a most significant feast: ALL SOULS' DAY. He asks if we understand the significance of this and the two feast days which immediately precede it. He has some surprising, but logical and weighty recommendations when we enter the polling booth next month and they do not include the two frontrunners for the two-party system. That is not the answer for saving America. The answer lies in total submission to and promotion of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ, not only in the United States but in every country of the universe. There is one ideal candidate who could possibly carry this off because he has already been put through the gauntlet of credibility and emerged with flying colors. That would be Mel Gibson who, though he has no chance in 2004, could be a serious and most viable candidate in 2008. Think of the possibilities. Cain elaborates on the necessity to vote our sensus Catholicus conscience in his editorial No vote is ever wasted when we stand for Christ!
    Father Lawrence Smith provides voters a reality check as he delves into the impossibilities of being able to vote for either major candidate for it is a matter of voting for the lesser of two evils. However, this doesn't wash with committed Catholics for one can never justify that premise for it is still evil, and no matter how one breaks down the issues you still get Tweedledum and Tweedledumber and the dumbest would be the Catholic who would vote for either evil. It is still evil. Therefore, our charge as Catholics, dedicated to re-establishing the fact that Jesus Christ is King of the Universe, is to vote for someone who will not perpetuate evil. True, that doesn't leave a lot of choices. It's a real challenge, but consider the alternatives and consequences if you do endorse a person who promotes the policies of evil. Father covers this in depth in his essay Eschewing, Not Choosing, the Evil.
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica sounds the clarion in debunking the critics of single issue voting (SIV) by offering a fail-safe method of deduction that will assure Catholics that their consciences will be in line with the teachings of Holy Mother Church. Gabriel calls it Priority Issue Clustering (PIC) which syllogistically will place morality as the highest priority of any issue or platform, thus, if this is applied, it will assure that no sensible Catholic will vote for a candidate who openly promotes the killing of innocents in the womb, stem cell research from unborn embryos, euthanasia, or desecrate the sacrament of matrimony by advancing the cause of sodomite unions on an equal plane. Those sins can never be justified and no cluster buster can beat PIC as Gabriel proves in his column PIC makes SIV fail-safe
    Gary Morella presses the hot issue button over the latest skimble-skamble that Senator John Kerry blurted patronizingly to the entire nation in the televised debate from St. Louis. It is too much! How can this former altar boy say with a straight face that he is a practicing Catholic and that the Church allows him to check his faith at the door? The record needs to be set straight for nowhere in Catholic teaching does it permit such heresy. The man is an obstinate sinner who, because of his persistent and unrepentant ways, has long ago excommunicated himself. No wonder the St. Louis Archbishop and Colorado Springs Bishop have come out so strongly about warning voters of the sinfulness of voting for such a liar and apostate without mentioning his name. It's blatantly obvious it would be a sin to vote for Kerry, period! That is what Gary asserts unflinchingly in his short commentary, The Apostate Altar Boy
    Pro-Life Prescriptions
    Dr. Frank Joseph, one of the most active pro-life advocates in fighting the pro-abortion factories, calls for the Church Militant to get tough and assure that avowed amoral pro-abort John Kerry is not elected the 44th President of the United States for that would assure the continued death sentence for the innocent unborns for the next 32 years. Why? Because at stake is the appointment of possibly three Supreme Court Justices in the next four years. Kerry has sworn he will not appoint a pro-life judge. Therefore, Bush is the only alternative according to Dr. Frank. While many may feel Bush may not be the best president, he's the best we've got right now, unless you consider the worst-case scenario: John Kerry as president. Shudder the thought! Frank details in his column Bush or Bust!

    Griff Ruby, a welcome new addition to The Daily Catholic's impressive list of contributing writers, shares his background so that readers can better understand not only where he is coming from, but also how this author of The Resurrection of the Roman Catholic Church arrived at the inevitable conclusion that the True Faith can only be found in the Church of St. Peter and Paul through Pope Pius XII. Tradition is key and the reader can take courage that if Griff could be put through the ordeal in his search for truth, testing many false religions before discovering the Latin Mass, then such a goal is possible for anyone if they have a clean heart and are open to Heaven's prompting. He poses the question "So, Who is this Griff Ruby, Anyway?" and proceeds to answer for the reader's satisfaction and assurance in his column A Journey to Truth

    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost, he encourages us to heed the words of St. Paul for we will be examined spiritually and will have to account for that which we are culpable for. That is why Father reminds us that Christ's Church is built upon the solid foundation of the rock, but those who try to construct the Sacred Deposit of the Faith upon the shifting, worldly sands of modernism and ecumenism are destined to fail. Thus the direction Modern Rome has taken is directly contrary to the firm footing of Eternal Rome and the reader must decide which footing he wants to be planted on - the rock of the Church of Peter and Paul through Pius XII, or the loose sands of the post-conciliar church. One way we can better make this choice is by heeding all Our Lord conveyed and abiding by the Truths and Traditions faithfully handed down. To do this we must garb ourselves in grace, for as Jesus says in today's Gospel, "Many are called, but few are chosen." Wouldn't it be a shame if you were not chosen? Begin now by Putting on the new man
    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
    Kevin Tierney shows that when push comes to shove, the Novus Ordo is afraid to submit body and soul in humility, thinking its congregants can suffice on feelings alone. When the going gets tough, the sun is not shining, or any other obstacle comes along, those following the Novus Ordo will not have the stamina to sustain their Faith. Whereas, those clinging to the Rite of the Traditional Latin Mass, are strengthened through grace and determination, realizing it is not feelings that make the faith, but faith - a trusting faith that is totally dependent upon our Creator. That is the attitude, if followed religiously, that will assure being chosen when our time on earth is complete. After all, that is the first requirement of the Faith, salvation of our souls. Not our bodies, but our souls! Kevin touches on this in the comparisons of the Traditional Proper of the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost with the Novus Ordo 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Faith will not fail, feelings will
    St. Robert Bellarmine and Galileo In continuing his series on the Theology of History, Atila Sinke Guimarães drives a stake into the coffin of progressivists in affirming that Galileo was not censured for his scientific data per se, but because his theories infringed upon philosophy and, even worse, theology. Had he remained within the borders of purely science, there would have been no problems, but because he dared advance the progressivist platform that challenged the infrangible Scriptures themselves. Despite the feeble and totally inappropriate apologies by John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla didn't have a leg to stand on theologically and even scientists have acknowledged that fact; a fact which Cardinal Saint Robert Bellarmine determined in protecting the integrity of Divine Revelation. Atila shows how progressivists in the 16th century had already begun to infiltrate the Church and how the Inquisition kept it in check. If only the Inquisition were still in place in the early 60's, Vatican II would never have gotten off the ground. Atila points out the problems and and provides The Swan's Song of Galileo's Myth
    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, beginning in this issue with 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! We begin, then with The Four Marks of the Church - ONE
    Traditional Thoughts
    Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant and a loyal friend of the late, great Michael Davies pens a tribute to this Traditional literary giant of our time. Matt shares some of his personal moments with Davies and the trials the British writer underwent, never wavering in upholding the Immemorial Mass of Tradition. Matt also takes to task those who have dared besmirch the good name of Michael Davies with such slanderous remarks as "unfaithful departed." While Traditional Catholics have been known to disagree on various and sundry topics, few have ever resorted to name-calling and Matt sets the record straight in bringing to life the character of a man whose courage and perseverance have paved the way for still having the Latin Mass today. Michael Davies taught us that all is not lost. It would be a shame to lose the momentum he helped foster. Davies funeral will be held in the British Isles on the morning of October 22. Matt presents his tribute, The Last Letter from London
    The Sanity of Sanctity
    As shown above, we provide a print out for readers of the Litany of the Saints for October saints. This idea, originated by Jacob Michael, is something we are carrying out each month for it will hopefully add a renewed interest in the saints of the Traditional calendar and spur readers to do further search on the saints in hopes of emulating their holiness and the means by which each saint strove toward sanctity. The Litany can be found at Litany of the Saints of October
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost, he focuses on the human emotion of fear and proceeds to explain how our fears are ill-founded if we do not place Fear of the Lord at the top of the list. If we do, then we have nothing to fear as Our Lord has assured. Yet saying it, believing it and living it by letting go are another thing and Father realizes the very fallible human nature we all have. Thus he serves up the salve of today's saint - the holy virgin of Lisieux - Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus whose simple faith conquered any finite fear. Father shares a personal story of his own mother and her uncompromising belief that her prayers would be answered. He ties this all together in showing how God uses His creations to bring harmony and peace just as the opening words of today's Introit ask, "Da pacem, Domine, sustinentibus Te." "Give peace, O Lord, to them that patiently wait for Thee." He shares these gems in his sermon. "Awaiting the Appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ"
    Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
    Father Lawrence Smith presents a fascinating, mind-probing essay on defending the sensus Catholicus of J.R.R. Tolkien in this issue. While some have tried to delve inside the creative mind of Tolkien, they fail to realize the guiding light that illuminated his ventures into the world of Middle Earth - his Catholic Faith and the solid sensus Catholicus of his writings. Fans of Tolkien might find this interesting. Critics of Tolkien might find this frustrating. Fans might become critics or critics might become fans on reading it. Or nothing might come of it all. Whatever the reader senses, Father's piece is an answer to a fellow priest's inquiry on the English master and his work. Father answers it in his indubitable, witty and thought-provoking style that will prompt you to read it again and again for more of the gems of his writing on the writings of Tolkien and The Theology of Tolkien's Mythology
    Traditional Thoughts
    As tribulations build in all facets of our lives from society to the grave crisis and confusion in the Church, Father Yves le Roux assuages readers that we can take refuge in these sufferings for it will bring us closer to Christ and His redemptive suffering. When our time comes to take our medicine, so to speak, we can look back and take pride that in humbling ourselves we have remained with Mary on Calvary and can count ourselves among those Christ will be merciful to. This will also free us from the shackles of sin and fear of being singled out and persecuted for His name's sake (Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21), and, like gold is purified, place us in God's kiln to mold us as He sees fit in the divine will. When we are in harmony with our Creator, all else pales in comparison as Father explains in his article In the Hour of Trial
    Transition to Tradition
    We present the crux of why the Novus Ordinarians have been so vicious toward Fr. Stephen Somerville. It is not because he has been tentative to serving souls in the SSPX parishes, but that he has exposed ICEL and the entire charade perpetrated on the faithful. That is why he is a marked man as you can see in his own words for he would not sell out what ICEL did sell out. Thus, Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic went after Mel Gibson's chaplain (during shooting of The Passion of The Christ) with such venomous discipline this past summer. Father's statement appeared two years ago in Catholic Family News, the Angelus, and Communicantes. It is obvious the People of God church must silence this consecrated priest who has converted back to the True Faith, or else the conciliar church will unravel further. Thus Ambrozic has his marching orders as the hatchet man. But why should Fr. Stephen be concerned that an apostate bishop has suspended him? He needs to courageously forget the false religion and faux hierarchy and stand by the principles of Tradition, upheld from Peter through Pius XII and Stand by your Man Jesus Christ
    In this issue we introduce Griff Ruby, author of The Resurrection of the Roman Catholic Church as a regular contributor to The Daily Catholic with his inaugural column in a series he has chosen to call "STRAIGHT STUFF." The Church has given us the perfect role models to seek purity in all ways. This especially holds true this week with the feasts of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Most Holy Rosary, and, followed a few days later by, the Maternity of Mary. The lily or rose represent purity and roses are always part of the identity of these three feasts. As very delicate flowers that need nourishing to keep the weeds out, the root is purity which manifests itself visibly in the precious petals of the flower of obedience to God's Will. With the Church Triumphant's intercession and our own tending to our garden through constant care and prayer, we can more readily treasure purity by bearing the thorns of imperfection in order to increase in us the desire to be purified in every way so that we can "see God." Purity, and the Grace to See God
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica targets the flap which the "snakes of anti-Mel venom" are hissing at, but fortunately there are few within striking distance and they are really only lunging at air - stale air coming from their own illogic and hatred. Already proved insignificant, the few relentless critics of Mel Gibson are really urked over the phenomenal success of the DVD and video of his masterpiece The Passion of The Christ, and so these disciples of the serpent have re-emerged from their holes, trying to resurrect their hollow echo of anti-Semitism in the film. What they are doing is trying to poison souls about the dangers of having such an incendiary device as The Passion DVD in their homes and raising false concerns that Christians will be foaming at the mouth. Oh, the horror!!! When will these raving handful of idiots raise the white flag and realize they have lost? Mel won a long time ago. As Gabriel puts it: "If an empty intellectual speaks and nobody listens, is there a sound and is there a clue where someone is too arrogant to accept that their words mean nothing?" He disects the other feckless arguments in his column about the necessary evils of the left in What Would We Do Without Them? Reach Heaven!
    In 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, which contains the basis for what Catholics believe. This particular chapter is taken from Bishop Morrow's My Catholic Faith. Other chapters will be taken from that excellent Authentic Roman Catholic work as well as "The Catholic Church Alone - The One True Church of Christ" (1902), "Cabinet of Catholic Information" (1904), and "The Glories and Triumphs of the Catholic Church" (1907). There will be other reputable, unerring works we will be referencing - all before Vatican II including Father George Leo Haydock's comprehensive Catholic commentaries from the Douay-Rheims Version of Sacred Scriptures. You'll also note that all pronouncements by Our Lord in Divine Revelation are characterized in red type to distinguish the Word made flesh. In this sixth chapter, we see the foundation of the Faith is built upon the solid and sacred Deposit of the Faith composed of Holy Scripture and Tradition, comprising pre-Christian and Christian oral and written Tradition to the last words of St. John. Since that time there can be no new or developed public revelation, thus exposing the Achilles heel of Vatican II for Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow. This knowledge handed down comes from Divine Revelation
    In lieu of his regular Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi column, Kevin Tierney shares some musings more on the serious side in this issue, such as describing somewhat that animal that has come to be known as the Traditionalis Catholicus species - the Traditional Catholic. This strange breed is springing up more and more in the last decade and, because of their purpose, are only considered a dangered species by those who most fear them - the Modernists and Liberals. Kevin points out some of its habitats and how it evolved some 35 years ago when two Cardinals wrote a resistance to the Novus Ordo. He shows that they really are not wild beasts to be feared, but loyal and very tame creatures who will protect with their last breath the Primacy of Peter. Kevin explains in his piece What is a Traditionalist?

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