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SUNDAY-SATURDAY      October 3-9, 2004      Volume 15, no. 175


"DEFEND THE
SANCTITY OF LIFE"

  • Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for October 3-10
  • "Awaiting the Appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ" - by Fr. Louis Campbell
  • The Alter Christus Factor Part Three Communion and Thanksgiving
  • The Theology of Tolkien's Mythology - by Fr. Lawrence Smith
  • In the Hour of Trial - by Fr. Yves le Roux
  • Stand by your Man Jesus Christ - by Fr. Stephen Somerville
  • Purity, and the Grace to See God - by Griff L. Ruby
  • What would we do without them? Reach Heaven! - by Gabriel Garnica
  • Divine Revelation in LIVING our FAITH series
  • What is a Traditionalist? - by Kevin Tierney
  • Christ the King College is officially open
  • Double Major Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Double of the Second Class Feast of the Most Holy Rosary - copyright painting by Matthew Brooks, used with permission
    Celebrating the Double Major Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and the Double of the Second Class Feast of the Most Holy Rosary this week
    Why the Priest is the alter Christus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

       There is truly meaning in the ceremonies of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the Immemorial Mass of Tradition - the Traditional Latin Mass. Consider below what each action signifies as the priest - the alter Christus - re-enacts an action by or to Our Lord as being an exposition of the Agony, Death and Passion of our Divine Lord from Holy Thursday night until forty days after His resurrection, when He gave the final command to the Apostles to go forth and preach the Gospel to the world. This week we treat These reasons are taken from The Catholic Church Alone: The One True Church of Christ, Catholic Education Company, New York, 1902, page 551.

      THE MASS OF THE FAITHFUL
    COMMUNION and THANKSGIVING

    26. Pater Noster

    • The priest saying aloud the the Pater Noster represents Christ saying the seven words on the cross.
    27. Fraction of the Host
    • The priest breaking and separating the host represents Christ giving up His spirit.
    28. Haec commixtio...
    • The priest letting a portion of the host fall into the chalice represents His soul going to Limbo.
    29. Agnus Dei...
    • The priest saying the Agnus Dei represents Christ being acknowledged on the cross as the Son of God by many bystanders.
    30. HOLY COMMUNION
    • The priest administering Holy Communion represents Christ being laid in the sepulchre with the white linen over the communion railing representing the pure shroud.
    31. Cleansing the Chalice
    • The priest cleansing the chalice represents Christ being anointed by pure women.
    32. Preparing the Chalice
    • The priest preparing the chalice again represents Christ rising from the dead.
    33. Dominus vobiscum...
    • The priest saying the Dominus vobiscum represents Christ appearing to His mother and the disciples.
    34. POSTCOMMUNION
    • The priest saying the last prayers in the Postcommunion represents Christ teaching for forty days.
    35. Dominus vobiscum
    • The priest saying the Dominus vobiscum just before the Ite Missa est represents Christ taking leave of His disciples with His final words in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to "Feed My sheep" and ascending into Heaven.
    36. Ite Missa est and FINAL BLESSING
    • The priest saying the Ite Missa est blessing represents Christ sending down the Holy Ghost on Pentecost Sunday.
    37. LAST GOSPEL
    • The priest saying the Last Gospel, which is really the First words of the beloved Disciple Saint John, represents sending the Apostles into all parts of the world to preach the Gospel and preserving His Holy Church for all time.


    CHRIST THE KING COLLEGE
    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 pastoral reasons adduced to support such a grave break with tradition ... do not seem to us sufficient." *

      * The quote is from Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani and Cardinal Antonio Bacci to Paul VI on September 25, 1969 in the The Ottaviani Intervention This is the tenth of 62 reasons which were submitted by the Priests of Campos and endorsed by the late great Bishop Castro de Mayer. Each issue we will publish one of the 62 until they're all complete.


    For other reasons to date see Ten Reasons thus far.


    Conversely in the True Immemorial Mass of Tradition - the Mass of All Ages:


        For thy salvation He sheds His blood in a mystic manner, and offers it up for thee to the Divine Majesty.
      This is just the tenth 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 Ten Graces thus far.



    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



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    "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
    STRAIGHT STUFF
    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
    FOCUS
    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?


    For the most recent articles see below
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Feast of the North American Martyred Jesuits, he honors these men and shows clearly the stark difference between then and now. Then those dedicated holy servants proved themselves as uncompromising principals of moral right. They were willing to give their very lives for Christ while striving with every fiber of their being and every moment of their lives to convert souls to Him. Father contrasts that with the total sell-out today where souls no longer matter, and the more immoral the more they will be accepted in modern society - even in Father's own beloved homeland of Nova Scotia. Yet, Father extends hope for the precedent has been set: Consider that while millions were apostasizing from the Faith during the upheaval of the Protestant revolution in the Old World, even greater numbers were rushing to be baptized in the New World, thanks to the gentle urging of Our Lord's Own Mother who appeared at Guadalupe. And yet many ignored her pleadings and continue to do so up through these times. Thus, because man has been blinded by his humanistic tendencies to go it alone, God has allowed man to fend on his own resulting in, what the prophet Isaias warned: "Wisdom shall perish from the wise"
    Gabriel Garnica tackles a form of terrorism which is particularly painful and pertinent this week when we commemorate the cruel martyrdom of the faithful North American Martyrs, St. Michael, and the Holy Guardian Angels. Holy Mother Church remembers six loyal, saintly Jesuits while lamenting over 50 million other North American Martyrs - the innocent unborn who have been slain by modern savages much fiercer and terrorists than the Iroquois or Huron. St. Michael will lead the avenging angels when the final battle will call these terrorists to task. Each innocent unborn had a guardian angel and they have been deprived of protecting an assigned soul because of the unspeakable terrorism in the womb. We have heard so much decrying the despicable acts of Islamic fanatics beheading several civilians, but not a peep of the countless souls beheaded in the womb, and of the souls of those who are accomplices to these senseless, causeless, and totally selfish acts of murder in the first degree. Gabriel lays out the logic why abortion is one of the most vile acts of terrorism and why the perpetrators continue to confuses as he explains in his column Abortion is Terrorism!
    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 fifth chapter, we focus on the basic tenet that there is a God. If one cannot see this, they have no logic and are DOA for it is an undeniable fact of The Existence of God
    During this week we celebrate the glorious feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel, it is appropriate that Atila Sinke Guimarães provides a chronological account of where the Revolution began and how it has taken hold today. He traces revolt back to the fallen angel who declared to God, "non serviam" and thus, the agenda of revolution took root. Over the centuries - especially in the middle ages or medieval times - a golden age - rebellion was held in check, stymied by the weed killer of the Faith - in absolute submission to Christ as King and Mary as Queen, but with the emergence of rebellion in liberalism and other heresies that raised their ugly heads, humanism, protestantism, modernism and ecumenism as well as other like Medusas slithered into the fabric of society. Atila shows who were the agents of lucifer in furthering the devil's dealings leading right up to the 1960's and the coup de grace within the Church - Vatican II. He shows the Achilles heel of the Revolution and therein the answer for the Counter-Revolution to combat this vile evil. Fortunately, with Christ's promise and St. Michael leading the charge of the Church Militant, there is hope that more Traditional Catholics (who have already progressed from Conservative Catholicism), will take that next step as counter-revolutionaries in the battle for souls. Atila details in his essay Revolution and Counter-Revolution - An Overview
    FOCUS
    Because the Feast of the North American Jesuit Martyrs takes precedence over the Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost this year, Kevin Tierney takes a break from his Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi series to share more pertinent thoughts on Pope Pius XI's most definitive decree on Christian Marriage in his encyclical Casti Connubii in 1930. Nearly 75 years later the foundations are being undermined as Kevin pointed out last week. This week, because of the importance of the Marriage amendment before Congress and the issue being on so many ballots, Kevin focuses on the beauty and fruits of Christian Marriage if they follow the ideal guidelines laid out by Pius XI, built on the sturdy three-fold blessings tripod of Christian Marriage: children, conjugal love, and as a sacrament in which the wedding vows take on a greater and more lasting meaning. He comments on His Holiness' wisdom in his essay, The Blessings of Christian Marriage
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost, he emphasizes the Epistle for the Holy Mass in which the Apostle Paul speaks of Christ dwelling in our hearts by Faith. Yet it is that very Faith that has been sabotaged by the usurpers of the true holy Faith today, as the enemy has penetrated the inner sanctum and opened the door wide to their peers in crime, trying to justify their offense against God by tolerating all religions as if the First Commandment meant nothing. Ecumenism is a heresy, a grievous error. Father assures us the One True Church will win out, but we must be willing to stand for the victor in these necessary battles for, as Christ asserts in today's Gospel, he who humbles himself will be exalted, but those who do not, woe be to them. Father explains in his sermon "Christ dwelling through faith in your hearts"
    FOCUS
    Kevin Tierney takes a break from his Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi series to share some pertinent thoughts on Pope Pius XI's most definitive decree on Christian Marriage in his encyclical Casti Connubii in 1930. Kevin illustrates how it holds truer today than ever before when attacks against marriage have forced all faithful Christians seeking to preserve this sacred institution and sacrament to call for "Protect Marriage Sunday" on September 19th. Had the conciliar popes heeded their predecessor's wisdom we would never have arrived at this crisis point. Kevin comments on His Holiness' identification of the methods of attack on the holy institute of matrimony in his essay, Modern Society's Attack on the Sacramental Aspect of Marriage
    "Quid dicit Scriptura?"
    Jacob Michael continues his series on Indulgences, assuring that indulgences are not a "get out of hell" card to allow one to sin as Protestants so often think erroneously. As he points out, Indulgences are probably one of "the most difficult teachings of the Church to understand, and even harder to defend." Yet, Jacob, no stranger to tackling tough assignments, immediately illustrates ways to better understand what Holy Mother Church intends by taking us directly to Sacred Scripture to refute Protestant accusations and misconceptions. In his second part, he also provides more indulgenced prayers so the reader can continue to put into practice what we preach immediately. Jacob explains in Part Two of The Ripple Effect: A Study of Indulgences
    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 fourth chapter, we focus on God's loving care in which He provides for all our needs as He sees fit in our best interest. It is called Divine Providence

    REALITY CHECK
    Father Lawrence Smith asks some very basic, but necessary questions that defy the logic of the thinking of so many of our leaders today in government and the church. Too often we forget, as Paul Harvey would say, "the rest of the story." While certain issues are getting the headlines, sound bytes and blogs for all the attention, other much deadlier cancers are allowed to metastasize unfettered in the vulnerable souls of so many who have not taken measures to protect themselves by knowing what the Church has always taught and what is morally right. Father takes to task the Catholic politicians and their hierarchs - from John Paul II on down - who should be protecting constituents and flocks, but instead are feeding at the troughs of political correctness and abandoning common sense, not to mention the irrefutable teachings of Holy Mother Church. Just as Pope Leo XIII warned the American Bishops in addressing his letter to Cardinal James Gibbons in condemning the heresy of Americanism in 1899, so today all, including the modern church, have seemingly embraced exactly what Leo cautioned so meticulously against 105 years ago. Father presents points that must be answered either now or at Judgment time in his article Deadly America


    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica tackles the aspects of how the Church should and how the world does treat three ways of purposeful death. There has been a lot of rhetoric about the war and deaths caused by war, but Gabriel sets the record straight on this as well as actual Church teaching on capital punishment and then focuses on what so many others have conveniently ignored or purposefully denied: It is a given that those engaged in war or facing capital punishment are most of the time not innocent. This cannot be said of the helpless child in his mother's womb. He is totally innocent and yet, all the deaths on the battlefield in American history do not add up to the total murdered so mercilessly in the womb; all death penalties in the annals of America do not add up to the number annihilated in the womb in one day! With apologies to Milton, Gabriel shows how Innocence Lost
    Christ or chaos
    Despite an overwhelming agenda in getting Christ the King College underway, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey took time on the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to weigh in on one of the main reason Our Lady is so sorrowful. Tom traces the tyrants who intentionally intensified efforts to weaken the tried and true government of Church and State as it was working in harmony for the temporal and spiritual welfare of all citizens when Holy Mother Church was flourishing by giving all honor to the Sovereign Kingship of Christ, when popes wore the triregno tiara with honor and authority. He chronicles the subversion of Church and State beginning materially with Henry VIII, who, having a free will, chose to turn his back on his duty as 'Defender of the Faith', by placing concupiscence over obedience. Thus began the steady implosion of the ideal system of governance and the evolution of satan's final agenda which has steadily increased war, hate, and vile sin over the centuries - all ushered in by apathy and lukewarmness from those who should have spoken out including leaders in the U.S. and the Modernist Church who have both turned a deaf ear to the plight of those who don't measure up to the manufactured Freemasonry standards. This has culminated this month in the awareness that killing of innocents is no longer limited to the womb. After murdering over 45 million unborn, the 'authorities' are now playing God by dictating in the Netherlands who lives and who dies. It's also happening in America and will only grow worse. It's all part of the insane illogic which Tom identifies as The Logic of Overthrowing the Social Reign of Christ the King
    "Quid dicit Scriptura?"
    Jacob Michael begins appropriately in this Ember Days Issue a series on Indulgences. As he points out, Indulgences are probably one of "the most difficult teachings of the Church to understand, and even harder to defend." Yet, Jacob, no stranger to tackling tough assignments, immediately illustrates ways to better understand what Holy Mother Church intends by taking us directly to Sacred Scripture to refute Protestant accusations and misconceptions. In this thought-provoking first part, he also provides some indulgenced prayers so the reader can put into practice what we preach immediately. Jacob explains in Part One of The Ripple Effect: A Study of Indulgences
    Books you can count on!
    We want to bring to the attention of all our readers an excellent book by Griff Ruby that clarifies so well what the Traditional Catholic movement is, when, where and how it began and why it has continued to advance - despite the persecutions by the Novus Ordo Church of the "People of God" and the infighting among various Traditional factions - and how God is employing the Traditional Catholic movement to keep the Faith founded by Christ alive. Griff is not afraid to tackle all issues and emerges with a lucid chronicle of the major camps in the struggle to preserve the True Faith for in the Sacraments, Doctrines, and Immemorial Mass of Tradition - the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Latin - all Traditional Catholics are united. What amazed this editor was how each of the factions within the Traditional Catholic movement have a God-given function and that no one Traditional group has all the answers, but with Christ working through them, the situation within Holy Mother Church today is "where the Church is there is Peter." We encourage you to read this excellent book and share it with your friends, family and community. It will answer many questions about where they have taken the Mystical Body of Christ. As Mary Magdalen discovered when she asked "Where have they taken my Lord?", the Angel responded, "He is not here. He is risen." So also, thanks to the research and concise compendium Griff has put together, we are witnessing through the Traditional Catholic movement The Resurrection of the Roman Catholic Church
    In Living our Faith
    In 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 third chapter, we discover the most august and unfathomable attributes of the Divine in The Perfections of God
    On Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica points out that over the last several month or so there have been many flip-flops and they are not all coming from the mouth of John Kerry, but from many bishops and cardinals who straddle the fence of political correctness at the expense of countless souls, confused even further by the ambiguous proportinate bafflegab that lead to a false rationalism which could be most deadly for the soul come, not election time, but judgment time. A Pope who was not afraid to be clear and absolute - Pope Pius XI - put it most assuredly that God will not be mocked. He will avenge those who are responsible for innocent blood. Gabriel cuts to the chase in his column Politics, Proportionalism and Perdition
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost, he emphasizes that we will remain 'dead' if we do not place our trust in Christ and strive to seek first the kingdom and reject the snares and lures of the world. Those who place their trust in humanist institutions from the Conciliar Church to the UN are sadly lacking for these entities come up spiritually empty, incompetent, as Father points out, mainly because they have rejected the sole authority of Christ as their Sovereign King. Only in the True Church is there hope. Father reminds us of what St. Paul admonished and what Our Lady lamented at Fatima regarding sins of the flesh, and he entreats us to shun those things that would harm our souls by being vigilant in the custody of the eyes and closing our ears to the cacaphony of the satanic din that is called 'music' today. If we give in we are dead to sin. These noises are the sirens of satan and we can only shut them out by taking refuge at the Door of Salvation - Jesus Christ. He will muffle the noise of the world with His love, mercy and compassion in raising us up above the din by His pronouncing "I say to thee, arise."
    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
    Kevin Tierney takes a cue from the Traditional Gospel where Our Lord raises up the young man, making him new again - renewed and pure as in Our Lord's words in today's Gospel "I say to thee, arise". Kevin illustrates which Proper is in accord with the fullness of Faith and the fact that Christ indeed can manifest miracles and can raise us up from the mundane to the heights of grace if we are open to His Will for He will have compassion on us. Kevin compares this to the Novus Ordo Proper which may omit the heart of the message for it includes negative theology and that is frowned on in the New Order. As Kevin points out the Traditional Mass gives us the Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the Truth, while the Novus Ordo goes out of its way to omit the essence of man - his soul - because that would be politically incorrect for modern time and might offend man. Never mind how much God is offended! Kevin explains in comparing the Traditional Proper of the Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost with the Novus Ordo 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time in The Soul Reason We Can Leave No Stone Unturned!
    In Living our Faith
    In our revised series on emphasizing the practical aspect of our Faith from a totally Traditional Catholic perspective, we continue to treat in this issue the First Article of the Apostles' Creed - statement of belief which contains the basis for what Catholics must believe. These particular chapters are 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. Today we focus on the First Article of the Apostles' Creed God the Supreme Being
    On Gabriel's Clarion
    With the Olympics in the rear-view mirror, football season upon us and pennant races heating up, sports garners the attention of many males, but it is three women to whom Gabriel Garnica focuses on in showing that two are running the good race as St. Paul refers to in 1 Corinthians 9, while another has abandoned virtue for the temporal treasures that might make her seem brave and powerful to those who oppose God, but a truly pathetic figure to those who realize hers is a corruptible crown. Gabriel explains in his column Define Bravery and You Define Your Values
    Traditional Insights
    Mario Derksen emerges after several months with some new perspectives on things and which are his opinions and not necessarily the stance taken by The Daily Catholic. Yet, since what he provides in no way contradicts the constituted evangelic traditions and can be documented by what Holy Mother Church has professed and determined from Peter through Pius XII, we have decided it has much merit for our readers for Mario has studied these issues in depth. He tackles today the Message of La Salette and poses the question if Pope Benedict XV or Pius XI were alive today would they still be so guarded about these messages if they knew indeed the grave crisis that has occurred within the bosom of Holy Mother Church today. The times grow darker as more and more principles and truths are compromised. The Church is nearly in eclipse. Were we not warned by Heaven? Mario explains in his column in part one of the Eclipse of the Church: 1958 and Beyond
    HOT ISSUES
    Cardinal Ambrozic of Toronto
    Hot off The Remnant pages, editor Michael Matt reports the most recent progress or lack thereof between Father Stephen Somerville and Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic who is truly playing hard ball with the Traditional priest in persecuting and cajoling Father to submit to the heresies of Vatican II. Father is going through the proper channels, but we all know that will get him nowhere. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Father Nicholas Gruner can attest to that futility. Matt provides the latest correspondence as it is obvious The Remnant has become a burr in the Cardinal's saddle. By way of a reminder, Father Somerville is the retired priest who Mel Gibson trusted implicitly to say Holy Mass for him on the set of The Passion of The Christ. As we said before, maybe, just maybe this will get Mel's attention of something that has long been needed and which we specifically addressed in our open letter to Mel Turn the mirage into a Miracle! in which we petitioned Mel to set up a fund for priests to leave the exile of the NOM and return home to Tradition without worrying about insurance and pension funds or pandering to the Modernists. Read Canadian Cardinal "Ups the Ante" Against Mel Gibson's Chaplain UPDATE
    "Quid dicit Scriptura?"
    Jacob Michael resumes his series on "Mother's Medicine: Mary as Mediatrix" with his fourth and last installment on the Mother of God's specific mission as Mediatrix of all graces and the affirmation of Mary's role in suffering as recorded in St. Luke and the prophesy of Simeon who proclaimed "Behold this child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel and for a sign which shall be contradicted. And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed." Jacob shows how the four elements of this prophesy illustrates Our Lady's instrinsic role in the Passion and Redemption and how thus she serves as the channel of all graces. This is illustrated clearly in the Scriptures manifested in The Presentation in the Temple

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