With all the beautiful Latin employed for John Paul II's funeral, the saddest commentary is that what could have been has been wasted. What could have been a salvific Requiem Mass on the Day of Burial in all the magnificent Catholic Tradition and intercessory power from Heaven, was compromised by the sacrilegious New Order broadcast to the world sans sacrifice and replete with the automatic assumption that John Paul II needs no prayers for his soul since he is already in Heaven. Those who assume can not only make an ass out of u and me, but greatly insult Almighty God. If saints were not sure of their eternal salvation, than surely sinners should be and, yes, Karol Wojtyla, just like everyone of us, was a sinner and needs our prayers - Needs Requiem Masses. He will not get them from the Novus Ordo establishment he enabled and encouraged, and his last testament is testimony that he had no intention of refuting or condemning the heresies of Vatican 2. With this sad reality we present the Traditional Latin Mass Proper for the Holy Mass of the Dead - REQUIEM MASS
The reason we provide the authorized Requiem Mass above is because that is the one which His Holiness Saint Pius V, in codifying the infallible decrees of the dogmatic Council of Trent, set in stone for all time the only formula for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To veer from this has, by his very specific warning, incurred "the wrath of Almighty God and the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul." This is only too evident and, despite the trappings and outward exhibition in Rome this week, the sad, stark truth is that modern Rome has indeed, as Our Lady foretold at La Salette, "lost the Faith." True Catholics cannot be swayed by the puffery and adulation rhetoric flowing forth so freely from the fickle crowds which are reminiscent of those waving palms and singing Hosannas and a few days later crying out vociferously for His blood. Pray for the soul of Karol Wojtyla and realize the truths of Holy Mother Church cannot evolve or change and what St. Pius V declared must be said "in perpetuity" means "in perpetuity" and no bishop can ever trump that! We present both the powerful QUO PRIMUM and His Apostolic Constitution on Form and Matter of the Sacrament in his masterful De defectibus
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Because of the crisis now in place and because events are paralleling so much of what is contained in our novel White Smoke, Black Fire and because it deals with the death of a pope and the ensuing conclave, we have decided it is time to rerun the novel in its entirety for it is written for and playing out in these very times. For those who want to read the entire novel as it was released in 2001, you may go to Episodes to read the entire book. For those who want to take it in daily doses and concentrate on the similarities with actual events happening right now, we provide these daily installments. Today's episode five is a tough one to take for it deals with massive explosions in Iraq where one million have gathered for the ecumenical event of the millennium. We can't help but pray that nothing happens in Rome for what we have written of the world's religious leaders and civic leaders and bulging crowds is playing out right before our very eyes. Let us hope and pray we will never see the destruction that occurs in this fifth episode of Chapter One of The Unleashing titled, Armageddon Arrives!
Living in Tradition
Those who remember Father Louis Campbell's stunning sermon from February 27 in which he reminded us of the chicanery of the modernists who have done all they could to expunge Pope Pius XII's Apostolic Constitution Sacramentum Ordinis to cover their tracks. Father Louis pointed out that it was not available anywhere on the web and we vowed to do all in our power to procure this Acta Apostolicae Sedis from November 30, 1947 so that all would know the fullness of truth spoken of by Father in his no-nonsense sermon. Thanks to a very dedicated Traditional priest, we have found that very AAS-40-5 from the Third Volume of the Canon Law Digest, 1954 on the Essential Rites of Ordination for the Deaconate, Priesthood, and Episcopacy by His Holiness. We all know that Paul VI and the VaticanTwoArians contradicted this order and have incurred God's wrath and punishments. These men who have accepted modernism from the 60's on may look like bishops, they may sound like bishops (even though they don't ACT like bishops), but they are NOT bishops for, as His Holiness Pius writes, their consecrations are not valid. Think about this as talk heats up for the Conclave to begin in 11 days and realize most of those entering the Sistine Chapel are not even true cardinals, let alone priests or bishops. Sacramentum Ordinis
Following the above syllogism, we take it further by providing the decree of Pope Paul IV (not to be confused with Paul VI of V2 repute) who issued his no-holds-barred Apostolic Constitution some 450 years ago during the time of the dogmatic, infallible Council of Trent on those who deviate from the faith before they are elevated lose all authority and respect in the Church and are ipso facto no longer Catholic and, therefore not eligible to hold any office in the Church. His and Pius XII's Apostolic Constitution serve as bookends to rock-solid documentation that the whole current crop of cardinals are in apostasy if we are to be faithful to the Church from Peter through Pius XII. If we are not, if we are to be faithful to the Vatican II popes from John XXIII through John Paul II, then we have to admit that it is totally different than what was taught and handed down for nearly 2000 years. Ergo, we have to admit it is a parallel religion, a different faith than the True Faith. Now readers have that difficult task to choose. It isn't easy with everyone proclaiming JPII a saint and the "Great" but for the sake of your own soul, it is vital to know which is the True Faith - that which preceded Vatican 2 or that which has followed Vatican 2. We assure you they are not the same. Now you must choose. We offer strong evidence from Holy Mother Church to help you, beginning with Paul IV's unshakeable Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Because of the crisis now in place and because events are paralleling so much of what is contained in our novel White Smoke, Black Fire and because it deals with the death of a pope and the ensuing conclave, we have decided it is time to rerun the novel in its entirety. For those who want to read the entire novel as it was released in 2001, you may go to Episodes to read the entire book. For those who want to take it in daily doses and concentrate on the similarities with actual events happening right now, we provide these daily installments. Today episode four finds everyone glued to the tube who is not in New Nasiriyah for the international ecumenical event of the century - 'One Eucharist'. GNN (Global News Network) is feeding all the networks with the massive production of bringing the colorful festivities live to the English-speaking world. As they drone on, operatives move into place for nefarious reasons and Elena Grabe holds the key to the trigger in this fourth episode of Chapter One of The Unleashing titled, The Fruits of Ecumenism: Bewitched and Betrayed
Gabriel Garnica exposes the hypocrisy of the courts - even the highest court of the land - in caving to the false premise of an "evolving standard" for if a standard is set, it cannot evolve. God's laws and principles cannot "evolve" but are set in stone and nothing can change that. It is imbedded in the dogmas of Holy Mother Church. But that matters not to judiciary or ecclesiast who subscribe to progressivism. Gabriel points out the parallels and paradox of abortion and euthanasia. Both are murder and they cross that line between pardon and perdition. The latter is the end result for those who are called "honorable" but by their deeds reveal what they really are. How can there be "decency and maturity" when those determining such on the law books are void of those attributes? Gabriel addresses this conundrum in his column Evolving Standards of Perdition
On the BattleLine|
Atila Sinke Guimarães recently weighed in on the present circumstances in light of the confidential messages imparted to the young visionaries of Lourdes, La Salette and Fatima. All portended a great apostasy that would begin at the top and many chastisements if the world did not repent and heed Heaven's call. Considering the killer tsunami, earthquakes and weather patterns globally over the past few months, in addition to events this past week - from the legal murder of an innocent, helpless woman to the passing of a pontiff - there are signs that God means business over the blatant rejection of His moral laws and teachings. Despite His Blessed Mother's urgent warnings, the Heavenly Father must be furious, ready to avenge the adversaries of the Church His Divine Son founded - a Church reduced to a remnant. While many would not realize this with the circus atmosphere this week in which everyone praises John Paul II, few remember Our Lady's stern and sober message at La Salette a mere 150 years ago that "Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist." The supposed "Third Secret of Fatima" version, released by the modern Vatican institution in 2000, certainly does not correspond with current events or the completion of what Our Lady begged her Divine Son's Church to do. While everyone is praising JPII posthumously for the collapse of communism, the sad truth is it hasn't collapsed but only spread more insidiously all over the world under different monikers - specifically the heresy of all heresies - modernism of which the late Polish prelate permitted and perpetuated. Now God has allowed these natural disasters primarily because the Church has taken up with the world. It is a punishment for our sins just as God allowed with the Israelites in the Old Covenant for veering far from Him and His teachings. Will we ever learn from history or scripture? Evidently not as Atila offers stark evidence and fascinating scientific charts of what is to come in his Bird's Eye View of the News Scientific Data on Coming Earthquakes and Tsunamis. Is this the Chastisement?
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Because of the crisis now in place and because events are paralleling so much of what is contained in our novel White Smoke, Black Fire and because it deals with the death of a pope and the ensuing conclave, we have decided it is time to rerun the novel in its entirety. Today episode three leaves the dawning daylight in Iraq for the night climes of Big D where the reader is introduced to the key character of the novel - Metroplex Mirror journalist Pat Gallagher - and his heart-throb Corrie Morelli, along with one who has taken their moral welfare under his wing - one Ben O'Fallon, owner of an old tavern on the outskirts of the Dallas skyline. It is late in the evening of All Hallows Eve. The ghosts are restless and many shudder as they sense within a seismic event about to erupt. Tensions begin to build in this third episode of Chapter One of The Unleashing titled, Halloween Hauntings
The Sanity of Sanctity
As talk of who is papabile heats up before the conclave begins, they would be wise to take to heart the words of the holy bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Alphonsus Liguori, known as the "Keeper of the Moral Compass." 230 years ago he wrote a letter to an unknown bishop during the time of sede vacante between the pontificates of Clement XIV and Pius VI. St. Alphonsus also wrote: "The devil has always attempted, by means of the heretics, to deprive the world of the Mass, making them precursors of the Antichrist, who, before anything else, will try to abolish and will actually abolish the Holy Sacrament of the altar, as a punishment for the sins of men, according to the prediction of Daniel 'And strength was given him against the continual sacrificer'." He was right on about that as we now see what occurred on April 3, 1969, and his sage and sobering words below should give all pause to pray and unabashedly continue to preach the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. The holy Doctor's sage and pious thoughts on the election of a new Pontiff is wise advice that should be heeded today, but most probably won't because, as St. Alphonsus says "in a word, there is a need for a general reform of all clerics and ecclesiastics if there is to be any improvement in the present great corruption of morals among the laity." And he was talking about the times when our country was founded! Imagine his words today in light of the apostasy running so rampant from Rome on down! John Vennari adds, to quote Saint Alphonsus, “There is need for prayer and much prayer”. We present The "Keeper of the Moral Compass" on the Election of the Next Pope
Hope on the Horizon
Barbara Simpson puts the exclamation mark on the injustice done to Theresa Marie Kathleen Schindler-Schiavo even after her death. From the church to the courts, the blood-stained hands cannot be washed for the sin lies with them for their omission. It is good that she brings this to the fore since so many have forgotten that one can sin just as well by omission rather than only commission. You won't hear that from your Novus Ordo bishops, but it comes rather from one sane voice in the middle of Sodom by the Bay - the "Babe in the Bunker" literally. Barbara illustrates the cold-heartedness of the judges who cruelly let Terri's parents swing on the limbs of hope in a justice system based on liberty. So much for bringing the tired and the poor, those in any way handicapped need not apply. She explains in her column from World Net Daily,
The dress of liberty is stained with Terri's blood
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Because of the crisis now in place and because events are paralleling so much of what is contained in our novel White Smoke, Black Fire and because it deals with the death of a pope and the ensuing conclave, we have decided it is time to rerun the novel in its entirety. Today episode two takes us to New Nasiriyah in Iraq, the very place of the ancient Ur and birthplace of Abraham as well as the approximate location of the very first Garden of Eden. There is no evidence of any living fauna in this second episode of Chapter One of The Unleashing as dust and dirt cover the horizon in all directions from a synthetic, quickly-fashioned modern and massive circular stage arena to accommodate over one million people in attendance for the Magna Carta of the 21st Century - "One Eucharist" - the great compromise. In the early hours of November 1st The Staging: Final Preparations
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents plenty of ammunition on why Catholics cannot consider cremation as an alternative. In light of the publicity over Michael Schiavo's insistance that Terri's body be cremated despite objections from her parents to have a Catholic burial,Father provides the proofs of Catholic truth that verifies the article of the Apostles' Creed of belief in the Resurrection of the body. Father equates the fact that cremation is the final mutilation by anti-Christian forces bent on answering to satan. It is the only thing left after piercing, drug abuse and every other abomination of the human body has not only multiplied, but has been accepted by society, as mutilation of the temples of the Holy Ghost. It is sadistic and sadomasochistic. It fits satan's agenda to a tee, but not Christ's.
Father shares these solid Catholic truths in his essay that hammers home the necessity to be buried, never cremated for that is the antithesis of the Resurrection of the body. As usual we are grateful to Maria Hughes for sending his latest essay entitled The Resurrection and Cremation
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Because of the crisis now in place and because events are paralleling so much of what is contained in our novel White Smoke, Black Fire and because it deals with the death of a pope and the ensuing conclave, we have decided it is time to rerun the novel in its entirety. First published here beginning in 2001, many of the supposedly fictional events have become facts and thus, we have updated it, shortened some parts, phased back a few characters to make it faster paced for its re-release now in 2005 at this pivotal point in history. You'll note the pope in this novel Clement XV is not the successor of John Paul II, but the successor of who will be elected next. As art imitates life, here it is so clear that life is imitating art and following a pattern that has already been foretold in Holy Writ. So far civilization has followed the script, right to the brink of the abyss. Hopefully White Smoke, Black Fire will shake souls to realize how close we are to the Apocalypse. Today we present episode one of Chapter One of The Unleashing with the dark and sinister deeds of The Mysterious Black Figure Strikes
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Low or Quasi modo Sunday, he may sound like a voice in the wilderness for this weekend pagan, Moslem, Jew, Protestant, agnostic, pro-abort, pro-euthanasia, pro-sodomite and new-ager alike - even atheists - can't praise John Paul II enough as every network drones on about how "this pope preached tolerance." While JPII may have, Christ did not. Father is not here to praise John Paul, but to pray for him and point out what a pope should be - one who separates the wheat from the chaff as Christ asked; never compromise. Being Catholic is a sign of contradiction to the world for there is another power, a much higher Power and another Kingdom which we must always be focused on. Ecumenism, as an example, will eventually emerge, after all the hurrahs and huzzahs die down, as part of the lost legacy of John Paul II. For all plaudits aside, the grave errors in doctrine made by this man have done immeasurable damage to souls. The saddest part is that few have a clue about this, or what Holy Scriptures say, especially in today's Epistle and Gospel. The sad facts, that will eventually come to the fore when more realize the fruits are a facade and there are no lasting fruits, that rather than being a sign of contradiction for Catholics, John Paul II was a contradiction to Catholicism as it was taught and practiced from Peter through Pope Pius XII. Father explains in his sermon
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Because of the crisis now in place and because events are paralleling so much of what is contained in our novel White Smoke, Black Fire and because it deals with the death of a pope and the ensuing conclave, we have decided it is time to rerun the novel in its entirety. First published here beginning in 2001, many of the supposedly fictional events have become facts and thus, we have updated it, shortened some parts, phased back a few characters to make it faster paced for its re-release now in 2005 at this pivotal point in history. You'll note the pope in this novel Clement XV is not the successor of John Paul II, but the successor of who will be elected next. As art imitates life, here it is so clear that life is imitating art and following a pattern that has already been foretold in Holy Writ. So far civilization has followed the script, right to the brink of the abyss. Hopefully White Smoke, Black Fire will shake souls to realize how close we are to the Apocalypse. We begin with the PROLOGUE
With death so prominent in everyone's minds because of the last few days, Gabriel Garnica reminds us of the wise investment souls must make in order to reap the Heavenly currency. That's the only kind you can take with you. All temporal treasures are worthless and Our Lord reminded us of that when He said what doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world but lose his soul. Gabriel offers the sad fact that if we do not deposit our talents and gifts in God's bank, then we are wasting our time and even worse, we are utilizing those God-given talents for His great adversary - the devil who goes about the world like a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour. Not a wise investment. Much better to build up a portfolio of graces in order to receive everlasting dividends as Gabriel explains in his column God's Stock Market
THE STRAIGHT STUFF
Griff Ruby tackles a tough, but necessary subject - hell and the question of who and why people end up there. Contrary to the popular mantra which satan has managed to implant in the psyches of so many today, hell does exist and it is filling fast. This was confirmed not only by Our Lord in Sacred Scripture, but by His Blessed Mother to the children of Fatima at the Cova in 1917.
There are too many misconceptions about hell and the devil diverts us from what we must truly do to avoid the hellfires of gehenna. Saints and sinners have been given glimpses of hell from early saints to the Fatima and it has never been pretty. Hell is no place for good people, but there are "good people" in hell. The factor here is the variance of what we and God consider "good."
Griff uses his column to identify the errors and confusion over whether good people can or can't go to hell. He explains in Can Good People Go to Hell?
"Father, forgive them..."
One week ago on Good Friday, Father Francis de Rosa delivered a powerful sermon on the similarities of Our Lord's Passion and Terri Schiavo to the Poor Clare Monastery in Arlington, Virginia. As all know, yesterday morning Terri completed her crucifixion and now can reap the glories of the Resurrection through the merits of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We provide his full homily here which Father personally sent us yesterday and granted us the gracious permission to republish it for our readers. May Terri's soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. And may we ever strive to conquer the evils of the culture of death, holding the standard of Terri' martyrdom as a sign that in hoc signis the cross is victorious. Father provides the proof in his sermon The Passion and Death of Terri Schiavo
Gabriel Garnica reminds us, even with Lent behind us, not to let up or drop our guard for satan is still very much active and on the attack and if we relax he will pounce. Only through prayer and living in grace can we fend off the onslaughts the evil one throws at us from every direction and every situation. Satan never sleeps. That is why we must be vigilant as Christ and His Apostles counsel us. If Christ was prey for lucifer and his legions, should we expect to be immune from even more fierce attacks? Not unless we are already saints in Heaven or lukewarm zombies. Sadly, too many are the latter and not striving for the former and that makes fertile soil for the devil's devastated desert who slithers and burrows into the sands of skeletel hell to prompt compromise, emotions and discord in casting a mirage over the deceived eyes of souls everywhere. Gabriel explains in his column Divine Attacks
Editor Michael Cain calls the blow-by-blow of the tremendous fight in the international ring known as Pinellas Park, Florida where we see the unfair advantage the euthanasia enthusiasts enjoy against the small, but dauntless forces of Theresa Marie Kathleen Schindler-Schiavo and her loving immediate family who, in fact are the determined David against the ghastly Goliath. Cain equates how the Terri Schiavo situation has become a Heavyweight prize fight with the prize being fought for worth millions - not in dollars - but in souls. It is a crisis beyond any mere boxing match for the stakes are life itself. Yes, it is a matter of life and death. Life fighting in one corner, death viciously flailing with loaded gloves in the other corner. At this point in time, though behind in jabs, Terri is still in there fighting. She hasn't been counted out yet, but time is fast deteriorating like Terri's physical condition as she nears two weeks without food and water. Anyone of lesser grit would have given up the ghost long ago, but Terri is a fighter! Unlike Maggie Fitzgerald, whom Hilary Swank portrayed in the pro-euthanasia film Million Dollar Baby, Terri is a fighter who won't give up. Fitzgerald did. Terri and her family won't quit and neither should we as Cain expounds in his hard-hitting editorial Million Dollar Maybe
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents an interesting summation of the events of Easter morning and the why of these events, providing the rationale of the players - both those for and those against Him, including the sixteen unfortunate soldiers assigned to guard the tomb. Father explains Our Lord's words to Saint Mary Magdalene in its proper context as well as the unwritten fact that in truth the one who Jesus appeared to first was His Own Blessed Mother who had expected such in her heart. Father also brings home the point that despite Peter's cowardice, Jesus showed His love and faith in the man He appointed to head His Church. Father shares these Catholic truths in his essay celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord sent by Maria Hughes, entitled The First Events of Easter Sunday
Gabriel Garnica tackles the subject of Separation of Church and State with a clear-cut razor edged logic that traces the fault line of the temblor created by Everson vs. Board of Education in 1947. The revolt of the 60's in the Church and in society erupted from this decision for the fizzure reached to the very depths of hell, allowing satan open passage to souls caught in the the grip of confusion and diabolic disorientation. Gabriel points out Christ's most certain meaning of rendering to Caesar only those things that are Caesar's, but man, in his greed and effort to go it alone, has sold out everything to Caesar through a corrupt judicial system which for the past half century has endeavored to rule God and His infrangible Laws into oblivion. This is only too obvious over the last two weeks in the case of Terri Schlindler-Schiavo's tragic fate. But, The Supreme Judge will have His decision and it will not go well for those who have perpetrated the lie of Separation of Church and State. Gabriel presents the paradox of separation in his column Give To God What Belongs To God...
With death imminent for Theresa Marie Kathleen Schindler-Schiavo, Gary Morella weighs in with a troubling problem that Bob and Mary Schindler will have to face after all the grief. Fighting for her life was not enough, now they must fight for her fate after death. Michael Schiavo wants to cremate her immediately if not sooner while the Schindlers want a Catholic funeral and burial, the only acceptable requiem requirements for Catholics. But Judge Greer now has usurped God Himself by not only denying communion to Terri on Easter Sunday, but dictating that she cannot have a proper, mandatory burial. Are Greer and Schiavo joined at the hip? Could that be near the hip pockets where the wallets reside? One has to wonder at the bizarre circumstances and done-deals that have been perpetrated against Terri and her immediate blood family under the cover of law. The guilty are provided every precaution and right while, tragically today the innocent are persecuted and tortured. Yes, we are no better than Nazi Germany or the Atheistic Soviet Union. Sieg heil, comrade liberals? Gary expounds in his short essay
The Atrocity Being Committed Against Terri Schindler-Schiavo