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WEDNESDAY     December 7, 2005      Volume 16, no. 311
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Novena in Preparation for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

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Second Week of Advent
      O Lord, stir up our hearts that we may prepare for Thy only begotten Son, that through His coming we may be made worthy to serve Thee with pure minds. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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The Advent Wreath

      The wreath is a tradition that symbolizes the endless circle of eternity; the greens represent life and growth; the four candles, preferably of beeswax, have been blessed at Candlemas and saved for this time of preparation. The candles, each one representing both the week and a millennium before Christ, represent those years of "sitting in darkness and the shadow of death." Each candle adds more light as Christmas nears until on Christmas Eve, the light from the wreath sets off, as it were, the blaze of light on the "tree of life" - the Christmas Tree from which the wood of the manger was crafted for it was with the promised coming of Emmanuel on that starry night in Bethlehem that time was fulfilled. It is the tradition that the youngest child or children in the family light two candles during the second week of Advent and the candles burn through the evening meal and then are extinguished until the next night. At every Holy Mass they are lit before Mass begins with the above prayer and extinguished by the altar boy after Mass.

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  • Mary the Undoer of Knots by Gabriel Garnica

  • Converter of Saints Saint Ambrose

  • The Doctrinal Errors of Dignitatis Humanae by Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI

  • The 1962 Missal by Father James Wathen

  • "Joy and Peace in Believing" by Father Louis Campbell

  • Doctor of Homilies Saint Peter Chyrsologus

  • The Wrong Ranger Part Six The Tip of the Viceberg by Gabriel Garnica

  • The Devil Never Sleeps by John Gregory

  • The Way Back to the Mainstream by Griff Ruby


  • The Lord of History by Father James Wathen

  • The Last Days and False Ecumenism by Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI

  • Tribute to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on the Centennial of his birth

  • Together We Can Move Mountains! by Michael Cain

  • "You shall not carve idols" by Father Louis Campbell

  • Why Do You Come to Me? by Gabriel Garnica

  • One who prays is a Prayer by John Gregory

  • Apostle of Perseverance Profile on Saint John of the Cross

  • The Imitation of Christ Collection: A Subversive Message in Fashion by Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D.

  • The Art of Divine Truth by Gabriel Garnica

  • Taking Sanctuary Only Where He is Truly Present by Cyndi Cain

  • Why Catholics Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary by Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI

  • Parleying with the Dark by Father Louis Campbell

  • The Tip of the Viceberg Part Five: Possessions and Possession by Gabriel Garnica

  • Pope Leo and The Rosary by John Gregory

  • Potpourri in the Philippines by Griff Ruby

  • The Tip of the Viceberg Part Four: Out of the Mouths of Babes and Bishops by Gabriel Garnica

  • By Way of Amplification by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey

  • Conversions come "one soul at a time" - Angels Sing at Victory Gardens by Denise M. Trias

  • Albertus Magnus: Tutor to the Angelic Doctors Saint Albert the Great

  • Denial of Christ creates chaos by Bishop Richard Williamson

  • Hope in the Midst of Trials by Father Louis Campbell

  • The Tip of the Viceberg Part Three: The Back of the Bus is Now Reserved for Fetuses by Gabriel Garnica

  • How Long Does It Take To "Wait and See?" by Father Kevin Vaillancourt

  • NFP = Not For Parents - The Patented Absurdity of the NFP Formula by John Gregory

  • The Tip of the Viceberg Part Two: Three Blind Mice, Oy Gevalt! by Gabriel Garnica

  • Despair and Presumption by Griff Ruby

  • Be Not Excited About Trees by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey

  • The Seeds of Revolution by Father Louis Campbell

  • The Infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church
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  • Gabriel's Clarion
    In preparation for tomorrow's Double of the First Class Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Gabriel Garnica provides the background and beauty of a little-known painting of Our Lady which so beautifully depicts her role in salvation. Using an immaculately white ribbon to represent her total and perpetual purity in body, mind and soul, the Blessed Mother is seen unraveling the knots that so confuse man in every age and make him prey to the wiles of the devil who delights in tying her children up in knots and making them so confused that they seek not to do God's will for their "nots" turn into twisted, contorted knots that are seemingly impossible to unloosen, but Our Lady has a special touch as the magnificent painting conveys in the Mother of God smoothing the path to Heaven for before Lucifer ever said "I will not serve", before the Lord God's "do not eat of the apple" or His "Thou shalt not" Decalogue to Moses, He had prepared immaculately for all time His precious Undoer of knots, so that through the merits of the Son, His obedient and co-Redemptrix Mother - Mediatrix of all graces - could help untangle the knotted souls and hearts of those who knew not. Gabriel explains in his column Mary as The Undoer of Knots


    Doctors of the Church
    Today, besides being the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception and therefore a day of fast and abstinence - it is the Double Feast of the Holy Doctor of the Church Saint Ambrose. Ambrose was the first to migrate from the north, the Rhineland area of Trier and settled in Milan, Italy where he cast away a lucrative career as a lawyer and politician to accept the people's acclaim as their Bishop. He ruled in holiness and justice and was responsible for converting and nurturing Saint Augustine. Together they fought vigorously against the Arian heresy towards the end of the 4th century. Unlike the pansy 'bishops' of today, Ambrose stood strong against the heretics and even the emperor for he was not ashamed of proclaiming Christ's truths nor was he afraid of offending anyone if they offended God. This pagan-born saint is known as Saint Ambrose: "Converter of Saints"
    Miters that Matter
    Today is the feast of good Saint Nicholas, the holy bishop who was known as a gift-giver and possessed of great charity. So also it is with charity that Bishop Mark Pivarunas shares with the faithful the gift of his clarity in a Pastoral Letter written ten years ago which delineates the difference between what is Catholic and what is a threat to the Faith. One such threat that gave license to licentiousness is the document which marks its 40th anniversary tomorrow (of when it was released by Paul VI) and which, as His Excellency reveals, veered greatly from Catholic doctrine. Though new men have followed Montini to head the conciLIAR church, nothing has changed except that the VaticanTwoArians have only tried to refortify a rotting, decaying rampart that is crumbling despite their protests that everything is fine as they blatantly celebrate as a "good thing" 40 years in the proverbial desert of devastation and destruction. That is why we make a special effort to acknowledge this week as "Commiseration Week" in lamenting the 40 years of wandering and wondering in the desert for we know from the Fidei Depositum and the sensus Catholicus that the conciliar church is not built on solid rock, but on the shifting sands of Modernism, and will eventually fall. The sooner the better. His Excellency shows with all clarity what Holy Mother Church truly teaches and in his exposť of Dignitatis Humanae he provides the documentation of how the church of Vatican II abandoned Catholic Truth and opened the doors for perdition to march right in. Forty years later we can see the obvious evidence of this tragic fact. The Bishop brings this home in his Pastoral Letter The Doctrinal Errors of Dignitatis Humanae
    Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
    Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, clears up much of the confusion surrounding the 1962 Missal. While there are some who claim it was altered and paved the way for the travesties of Vatican II, Father shows how it was actually initiated by Pope Pius XII and completed by John XXIII. Father points out how the confusion was actually cleared up by simplifying feasts which had been multiplying so many times and feasts that it caused one to need a roadmap to follow each day of the liturgy. He delves into the controversy of adding St. Joseph into the Canon which John XXIII did, and Father identifies the real purpose of this from those influencing Roncalli which also further altered the shortened Holy Week liturgy which, due to political correctness and tolerance, abandoned Catholic truth in identifying the perennial enemy of Catholicism. Those very manipulators were the ones who were the architects of the horrendous documents of Vatican II of which we commemorate "Commiseration Week" in lamenting the 40-year anniversary of the closing of that devastating event this week. The "spirit of Vatican II" was definitely not the Holy Ghost. Father explains all in his essay on The 1962 Missal
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, he makes it very clear that only in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church is salvation possible by citing Sacred Scripture and asking why don't the conciliarists take Jesus at His word. It is not surprising then, as we enter "Commiseration Week" in lamenting the 40 year anniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Council, that one who is obviously not taking Christ at His word or heeding orthodox Catholic teaching is Benedict XVI as he follows the sad legacy of his conciliar predecessors in acknowledging other religions while chipping away at the foundations of the Roman Catholic Church. His latest foray into heresy is to do away with Limbo. Just as Paul VI wasn't satisfied with the Divinely-ordained sacraments and Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and John Paul II wasn't satisfied with the Heavenly-sent Rosary, so also the great advocate of collegiality Ratzinger now wants to do away with Limbo for it is more "compassionate" for all those who "desire the transcendent." We knew Ratzinger was a Modernist, but we had no idea he was a Buddhist too. This is just another manifestation of the church of Vatican II abandoning the dogma of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. Father refutes Benedict's latest insanity with both Scripture and documentation by two of the greatest Doctors of the Church including the misquoted St. Augustine. Regardless of the conciLIAR liars, if we follow all that the infallible perennial Living Magisterium of the Church has always taught, as Father affirms we too, as St. Paul says in today's Epistle, will have "Joy and Peace in Believing
    Doctors of the Church
    Though the feast is superseded by the Second Sunday of Advent, today is the Feast of the holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Peter Chrysologus who was born at the turn of the 5th Century and, like his predecessor colleagues in the great academy of Doctors, strove with his every breath and magnificent oratory skills to uphold and preserve the Sacred Fidei Depositum . St. Peter Chrysologus would never stand for the anathema being foisted on the faithful today. Just as he stood strong against the heresies of his time, he would recognize today the terrible tragedies in the Church today and either convert the conciliarists or boot 'em out. So great was his eloquence in conveying the Faith in all its beauty and simplicity that he is remembered, even though few of his sermons have survived the annals of history, as Doctor of Homilies: Saint Peter Chrysologus.
    Gabriel's Clarion
    It is no coincidence that Gabriel Garnica presents a contrast to what true missionary effort should be with his column this day for it is the Feast of the Patron of Missionaries Saint Francis Xavier, the great Jesuit who traveled to the far ends of the earth to bring the True Faith unabridged, unadulterated, untainted to non-Catholics everywhere. Today we can see the bitter fruits of Vatican II with the charismatic clowns posing as 'Catholic evangelists.' One in particular is Scott Hahn who has dazzled the academia, duped the dolts running EWTN with Mother Angelica incapacitated, and captured the crazy charismatic crowds following him like lemmings. The running joke among Traditional Catholics is what will the masked man say next. You can bet it won't be worth a silver bullet, but thirty pieces of silver could very well betray the Faith for beneath the glamour of the shiny tip of the iceberg are the cold hard facts that what Hahn and his cronies of neo-connism are peddling is in no way Catholic, and even Protestants can be found scratching their heads as the masked man rides up in a cloud of dust and cries "Hi, ho, Hahnitism is Here!" Sorry, but Hahn is no hero. And the sooner the sheople realize this, the faster they'll start realizing the rest of the rot they've been fed over the last 40 years isn't Catholic either. Gabriel explains in his column The Wrong Ranger
    Faithful to Tradition
    With Advent here, John Gregory begins a series on deciphering what is Catholic and what is not Catholic today. To those who truly know the Faith, it should be only too obvious. Sadly, due to the fact so many do not, they are blinded by the secular spin. John cites several examples and acknowledges that it all started with Adam and Eve and that pesky snake. That same devilish serpent is busier today than ever before and if we don't stay awake, keep our eyes on the Prize and look away from the apple of aggiornamento we too could fall just as easily as our First Parents. It happened in Noah's time and Moses' time. Though Advent chronicles their fall from grace in preparation for the promised Messiah, we have no excuses today because Christ has atoned for our sins....and yet we go right on sinning as if there's no tomorrow. The problem is, if we continue in our modernized comfort zone on the course of rebellion and concession accommodated by the conciliar church, there won't be a tomorrow we can look forward to without fear. The devil has seen to that, and that is why, as John Explains The Devil Never Sleeps.
    The Straight Stuff
    Griff Ruby identifies for Catholics everywhere how to navigate back to the main road - the mainstream between Christ and His Mystical Body. It is not with the conciliar church, but with those who have remained stranded but determined on the main freeway of True Authentic Roman Catholicism. They say all roads lead to Rome, but the only sure road is the Traditional Interstate which is the main and only artery between what Christ established and today's confused and deceived elect. Modernist "Rome" has put in many detours and off-ramps to deter Catholics from realizing the only way to be true to Eternal Rome is to stay on the main thoroughfare. The signs are all there to guide all Catholics back to the main road, the only sure road. They just have to open their eyes and decipher the true signs from all the Vatican II graffiti. It is that very graffiti which has greatly defaced the reality of what is Catholic and what is not that needs to be cleaned up. It begins with not calling modern Rome Catholic as Griff explains in his column The Way Back to the Mainstream



    Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
    Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents a thesis that will make you think, and delve into the theology of God's omniscience and the why of many things. In God's master plan He has fashioned the blueprint of perfection. While in His Infinite Wisdom that we will know only in Heaven, He has allowed man - imperfect man - to tinker with perfection. The Lord of History has a method to his divine "madness" for with His infinitely-timed brush, men are the fine bristles and through His master stroke, the palette of causes and effect create a colorful and yet stark, smooth and yet rough, cohesive and yet scrambled portrayal of man's struggle on earth and quest for eternity. God creates and allows the paradox, and His masterpiece develops according to how the bristles touch the canvas of linear time in recording for all time the magnificent tableau of salvation history on the Scroll of Life, a perpetual parchment kept by the Lord of History. Father explains in his essay The Lord of History


    Miters that Matter
    With Advent here, we present a pastoral letter by Bishop Mark Pivarunas written ten years ago for the First Sunday of Advent. You will see that though Benedict XVI has replaced John Paul II, nothing else has changed. In fact, things predictably have only grown worse. The Last Sunday of Pentecost and the First Sunday of Advent are intrinsically tied together and His Excellency explains why. Foretold in Sacred Scripture, warned of by previous reliable true Popes, and confirmed by the enemy themselves, we are in the time of the great apostasy - the time of persecution and a time when even the elect would be deceived. This was written in 1995 and nothing has changed except that the rot has only festered more and infected so many more souls. Consider how much has come to light just in these past ten years - the sex scandals, another Assisi scandal, more ecumaniacal concessions, abandonment of the mission of conversion, more bad, even evil bishops and scandals, scandals, and more scandals that persecute Christ and His Mystical Body, now so emaciated and unrecognizable to so many. Truly it is the time of the great apostasy as His Excellency documents in his excellent pastoral letter The Last Days and False Ecumenism
    One Hundred Years Ago Today
    Today is the centennial anniversary of His Excellency Bishop Marcel Levebvre who was born on this day in Tourcoing, France in 1905 during the Pontificate of Pope St. Pius X to whom he later dedicated to his Society, dedicated to restoring what St. Pius X had called for: Instaurare Omnia in Christo - "To Restore All Things in Christ." This noble French Archbishop, a dedicated Missionary, stood fast by Tradition throughout his life when seemingly all others abandoned the house of God. For his transgression of obeying God before man, he was greatly persecuted. In his honor, he was enshrined as a charter member in the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor on May 19, 2004. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, we present the tribute to him, written for the most part by Father Ramon Anglais and first presented here in the Tower of Trent Tributes a year and a half ago. Remembering Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
    Catholic PewPOINT
    In concert with the debut today of SANCTUS' Choirs of Angels Christmas Pledge Drive, Editor Michael Cain explains the reasons why the time has come to launch this seemingly impossible task. He cites the necessity for this both for the continuation of The Daily Catholic and for launching phase one of SANCTUS' ambitious program in playing its part in restoring Holy Mother Church. It's a massive task, but somebody has to do it and so Cain volunteers SANCTUS to launch the impossible - identifying abandoned churches, establishing contacts in each diocese and recovering these magnificent old edifices and sacramentals that are being held hostage by the barbaric and pompous prelates of the conciLIAR church who are not Catholic and who, through their deception, are responsible to God for the loss of so many souls. As Cain points out, there aren't enough millstones to go around because the scandals have been so numerous. Something has to be done before the fig-tree of the novus ordo withers up and takes so many clueless souls with it. That is why phase one is essential in beginning the process of reclaiming the confiscated properties for the the Authentic Roman Catholic Church and for the good of souls everywhere. Cain emphasizes that it takes teamwork. One man can't do it, nor can a few; though 12 Apostles did. Just as St. Francis of Assisi engineered a restoration to "Rebuild My Church" it can be done again but by everyone pulling together. Cain lays out the blueprint to begin the Restoration in his editorial Together We Can Move Mountains!
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, he clearly shows how man-made religions have forsaken what God commanded and what Christ established with His only One, True Church. Father points out the meaning of Advent and the why of it - in perfect union and preparation for the coming of the Messiah Who would establish the New Covenant. Today, just as in the time of Moses, men have decided they know better and have carved idols, worshipping what they wanted, not what God demanded. From the First Commandment alone we can see how the conciliarists have gravely violated this precept by adding to the graven image of the golden calf for they have not only acknowledged false religions, but encouraged them as well. Father documents this travesty. He also shows the clear, concise words of Pope St. Pius X in his masterful encyclical Pascendi that warned of how one could tell if one is a modernist or not. Sadly, we can see today His Holiness' very omens being carried out to extremes for idols are being carved out of every ambiguity and relativism postured by the church of Vatican II where they find justification for good being evil and vice being considered virtuous by those very offenders of God's Laws. Father explains in his sermon "You shall not carve idols"
    Gabriel's Clarion
    With today being the very last day of the Church's liturgical year, Gabriel Garnica hones in on two of the Four Last Things: Heaven and hell. There are two groups heading for the latter, and two groups hopefully on the path to salvation. Gabriel delineates these four groups and asks each to examine their conscience if they can identify with the last greater group. If so, then like St. Peter, they will be willing to give their all for love of God, not because they fear the everlasting depths of hellfire, but because they have learned to know God, to love Him and to serve Him in this world. That is the best preparation for punching our ticket to Heaven. There are many who think they'll get to Heaven if they just follow others, but as we can see from the bitter fruits of Vatican II, countless souls have been hung out to dry because they truly did not know their faith, did not know God and therefore did not love Him enough to totally trust in Him.Gabriel explains the four paths a soul can travel at the moment of death in his column Why Do You Come to Me?
    Faithful to Tradition
    On this day when many are filled to the gills with turkey, and others are cramming in line at the stores trying to get a jump on Christmas shopping, many forget what is paramount in all of this, and that is prayer. Without it we haven't got a prayer! John Gregory weighs in on some important issues regarding prayer as he addresses posture, types of prayer and how we can benefit from various forms of prayer, both mental and vocal, and finally on certain traps we can all fall into if we take prayer for granted or become too scrupulous in the process. Prayer is communicating with God pure and simple and when we are communicating it is a two-way commitment. God is always willing. The question is, are we? Prayer is so important, so potent and yet so often we can take it for granted. In these waning days of November, all too quickly we can forget the Poor Souls in Purgatory and that would be our loss and theirs. Is it worth taking something so powerful that lightly? John details the benefits of prayer in his article One who prays is a Prayer.
    Doctors of the Church
    Today being the Double Feast of Saint John of the Cross, the great counselor of St. Teresa of Avila, we feature a gems from the past on this holy Doctor of the Church. He was born in Spain and throughout his life had obstacle after obstacle placed in his path. Despite the roadblocks, from the earliest possible drowning accident he was protected - under the mantle of the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph. He longed for perfection, desiring to please only Our Lord, so much so that he accepted pain and suffering willfully, even to being demeaned and ridiculed, called an apostate and worse. Through all of this he still kept the Faith when all about him wanted to take it away. He was encouraged by a saintly pupil whom he aided greatly in reform of the Carmelites. God confirmed to all his persecutors that this holy priest was right and deserved the aura of sanctity at his death which this saint had foretold the exact year, month, day and hour. He wrote a book that boosts the confidence of so many who have those times of doubt about their Faith. He showed where faith is not about feelings, but about perseverance during those dark nights of the soul. He was the dauntless Saint John of the Cross: Apostle of Perseverance.
    Echoes of True Catholicism
    While this is a day for dressing up the turkey with all the fixings, here is an article to assure you don't spoil your spiritual appetite and fall into the trap of dressing down to Gehenna. As a follow-up to the subterfuge which Gabriel Garnica has been focusing on in society, we share an article written by Dr. Marian Therese Horvat on Fashion today and the baseness and depravity to which the communistic social engineers of this rot have stooped to, not just in style but in substance. As Marian shows, not only have they insulted our intelligence but blasphemed against the Son of God for their blatant use of Thomas a Kempis' magnificent and edifying work. These sirens of sin have taunted souls with trash that should be called what it truly is: obscenity and blasphemy. Lost on these lost souls are the infallible words in Deuteronomy 22: 5, "A woman shall not be clothed with man's apparel, neither shall a man use woman's apparel. For he that doeth these things is abominable before God" and in Apocalypse 21: 8, "abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Indeed these medusas who don this wretched apparel should realize the serpents entwining their vanity can be deadly. Marian spells it out in her revealing piece from Tradition in Action with The Imitation of Christ Collection: A Subversive Message in Fashion
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel enters the gallery of life today and reports on the works on exhibit which blatantly go against all the rules of great art, acceptable culture, and the natural law. He points out that this malaise will only continue as the hordes of greed rush the stores to possess more material things while forsaking the authentic art that is priceless: God's Divine Truth. He shows the comparisons and why God allows this for we all have free will and the intelligence to decipher and appreciate Divine Art from the doodling nonsense of imposters and fraud artists. There is a difference and that can be seen in the slogan Ars gratia gratis - art for the sake of art, which has been carried to the extreme in this day and age. Forgotten in the mix is the Master of masters Who alone is the reason for Ars gratia Veritatis Divinis - Art for the sake of Divine Truth. Gabriel explains in his column The Art of Divine Truth
    Symphony of Suffering
    On the feast of the holy virgin and martyr St. Cecilia, Cyndi Cain reminds all what role each of us must play in the great orchestra and choir of Church Militants for the great harmony of the Communion of Saints. The ranks have been greatly thinned because of the very problems Our Lady prophesied in the 1600's as Our Lady of Good Success. Cyndi reminds all of the imagery used back then: the Sanctuary Lamp being extinguished. This, just as she foretold at Rue du Bac, La Salette and Fatima, is the result of her Divine Son's consecrated ones who have gone soft, abandoning their calling in favor of the siren of the world, the flesh and the devil. This and the great apostasy have caused Sanctuary Lamps to go out everywhere throughout the world. This very "abomination of desolation," which took place on the feast of Passover, April 3, 1969, is the very thing Christ foretold in Matthew 24: 15. Every day it becomes more and more evident, and yet, so few realize this. Let him who hears and sees, understand all that has been foretold is coming to pass and, as Cyndi explains, the only sure way to find Our Lord these days is by Taking Sanctuary Only Where He is Truly Present
    Miters that Matter
    For the Double Major Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary we present a meditation written by Bishop Mark Pivarunas on September 8, 1994 and, which first appeared in the Reign of Mary. In very simple, but totally Catholic terms, the Bishop identifies why Mary is so special, for if the Son of God could honor her so by being obedient to her in all things for 30 years, should man do less? Her presentation in the temple by her parents Ann and Joaquim was the first step in preparing her for her eternal mission deigned by God. The only person ever born without original sin, no one is held in greater esteem by the Triune Divinity and Holy Mother Church than the Blessed Virgin Mary. No human has more titles and honor than the Mother of God, chosen by God from all time to be the Ark of the Covenant, Mirror of Justice, Vessel of Honor, Tower of David, Gate of Heaven, and Queen of Heaven and earth. Those are only a few reasons, as the Bishop documents, Why Catholics Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Last Sunday After Pentecost, he cites the evident warnings in Sacred Scripture of the signs of the Antichrist and he documents very clearly how the conciLIAR church is paving the way for this with the blasphemy and insanity of those who do know better, who have so deceived even the elect. To promulgate acceptance of human respect and placate man through false ecumenism at the expense of losing all scope of the supernatural and respect for all Holy Mother Church has always held as key for true prayer and graces, is to betray Christ and His Mystical Bride. Yet the usurpers continue unfettered, spreading the heresy that Jews no longer need to convert for their Messiah is yet to come. Meanwhile countless Jews, Catholics and other non-Catholics are deprived of the salvific truths that Christ has promised and the Apostles have verified in Divine Revelation for no one can attain Heaven without belief in Jesus Christ the only-begotten Son of the Father and the Holy Ghost, Whom Our Lord left to guide what He established on the Rock of Peter. Jesus foretold of the very times we live in for what was prophesied in Daniel 11: 31 and in today's Gospel of Matthew 24: 15, indeed, has come out about with the abominable New Order sacrilegious Novus Ordo that has eclipsed, for the most part, the true and propitiatory Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Can the Antichrist be far behind? Father explains in his sermon Parleying with the Dark
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel continues with his tip of the viceberg series by identifying one of the great vices prevalent today which is doing all it can to wipe out virtue as well as Christmas. Anyone being fooled by the tinsel-covered tip is heading for disaster because beneath is a massive gnarled, suffocating mass of atheism. Anyone lured toward this glittery glacier jutting out should be aware they're on mighty thin ice for once it cracks, one will be swallowed in the commercial vortex that will engulf even the most unsuspecting consumer who has no clue that his or her God-given rights are being torpedoed into smitherines. In other words, things are topsy-turvy because so many are possessed by their greed for possessing material possessions. Blinded by the sparkle, they cannot see through the blinders and that they have, in fact, skewered their priorities and become possessed by the very thing they vowed not to succumb to. They have lost all sense of virtue and values. There's no value in that! All it has done is enable the great grinch in snakeskin to slither into our constitutional rights and take away everything, stripping Christmas bare of what is the real Reason for the Season: the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. One of the iceflows of corruption is the marketing of the inverted Christmas tree in copying the modus operandi of satan who mocks God with the inverted cross. Gabriel explains how life reflects reality through societal possession in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part Five - Possessions and Possession
    Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
    On this Double Major Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul, John Gregory offers some introspection on one of the holy Pontiffs who so edified the faithful with his orthodoxy and totally Catholic leadership that never left any doubt as to where Holy Mother Church stood in those stable days before the apostasy of Vatican II. That Pope was His Holiness Pope Leo XIII who could, even then, see trouble on the horizon and wrote ten encyclicals on safeguarding the Faith through the Holy Rosary. John cites four of these decreres in illustrating how timeless they are and the importance of his words which are fully in harmony with God's will and totally contradict the shenanigans and sacrilege by John Paul II of altering the Holy Psalter of Mary by daring to add to her perfect 150 Ave's. John shows how the Rosary is our lifeboat to protect us in the storms, how it sustains us in suffering and how it toughens us to avoid laziness and the modern conveniences that divert our attention away from God, away from why we are here and where we are ultimately going. John also touches on Mary's role in this and how it can be understood in the context of true Catholic thought. He explains in his article Pope Leo and The Rosary
    The Straight Stuff
    Griff Ruby provides a whimsy, yet insightful column that takes us to the Philippines where he and his wife spent a few weeks on vacation. His musings on a plethora of topics always manages to bring into perspective the Traditional viewpoint and, in this process, give the reader food for thought. He begins with food including the cuisine of the natives converted by the Spanish missionaries and a custom that hogs ceremonies in many Filipino circles - the pig roast. Griff looks at all sides on this and another sport, illegal in America - cock fighting - and offers another view: the rooster's plight which is all part of nature and the odds. Then he shares his take on a few books he took time to read when not sightseeing or visiting relatives. In these two books he confides how cultures have been altered thanks to those who have turned their back on God and His Laws. Through his insight we gain a greater understanding of the causes and effects of the clash of cultures in culling the culprits' cumbering cunning from the cumulative culverts and cul-de-sacs of life in the Philippines. If you are not alliterated-out yet, you'll truly enjoy Griff's segues from one topic to another in his column Potpourri in the Philippines
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel continues to alert the reader of the dangers lurking beneath the tip of the viceberg with another disaster that has occurred over the course of the last half century and that is the corruption of morals and virtues of our youth. Those responsible are the ones who are expected to be the moral beacons for our youth - bishops who, by their very office, should exude trust. But those who call themselves bishops, if they were consecrated after 1968, are in no way official bishops but either priests or laymen playing ecclesiastical Russian roulette with the souls of the youth. While one would expect children to play, when adults, especially 'bishops' and hierarchs play fast and loose with the most fragile thing God created - the human mind and heart, then there are consequences, severe ones. Gabriel identifies the qualities of child-like innocence and why Our Lord insists one must become as a little child to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Yet, the denigrating dunce cap rightly replicates the miter of today's spineless 'bishops' who are not men of God, but, as Christ warned, wolves in sheep's clothing who have ravaged the flocks. Mere hirelings. They are responsible for the corruption of youth and we pray the youth will recognize this menace and remain innocent by saying no to these barbarians and wizards of wile and guile. Let them sit in the corner until they get it right! Gabriel explains in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part Four - Out of the Mouths of Babes and Bishops
    Christ or chaos
    As a follow-up to last week's excellent article by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey in which he revealed the bottom line of what so many are afraid to admit: the entire United States, but specifically the People's Republic of California, have totally rejected any concept of the Social Reign of Jesus Christ, he elaborates further by documenting that Americanism and Catholicism can not be compatible as Pope Leo XIII warned in his Apostolic decree to Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore for the United States Testem Benevolentiae in 1899 and again in is papal decree a year later Sapientiae Christianae. These two pontifical guidelines were the pillars Leo XIII provided to prevent the corruption and collapse of Catholic culture. Tom cites his own life and experiences in seeing how what Leo advocated has been ignored and undermined and warns Traditional Catholics to realize they are not immune. If they choose to remain in the presence of the snakes' den, they will eventually get bit. He applies this to our choices of entertainment and leisure which can easily loosen the solid foundations of our Catholic prayer life if we are not vigilant. He explains the erosion in his excellent piece from his Christ or chaos site this past weekend with By Way of Amplification.
    Transition to Tradition
    Denise M. Trias has sent us an account of the missionary efforts of a few dedicated nuns who have been invited into the ravaged Archdiocese of Boston where churches have been sacked and sold to cover the cost of decades of sin and cover-up, resulting in so many souls being abandoned. Into this devastated vineyard, two totally Traditional nuns have come in the spirit of the missionaries of old, winning over hearts and souls by teaching the Truths and Traditions uncompromisingly. Since last spring, this breath of fresh air has manifested itself through the orthodox Catholicism of Sisters Mary Bernadette and Maria Providencia, who have edified souls, softened hearts, and invigorated many of the faithful of East Boston to realize what they have lost and seek to rekindle and rebuild. Hope springs eternal in these angelic nuns whose lives personify what Catholic religious should be in carrying out their religious vocation to minister to souls for Christ and His True Church. This is the story of the joy and hope they bring, especially to the elderly from a recent visit by Reverend Mother Marie de Lourdes and Sister Mary Philomena of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen which Denise shares in her article: Conversions come "one soul at a time" - Angels Sing at Victory Gardens
    Doctors of the Church
    Today is the Feast of the holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Albert the Great, a man who the devil definitely did not want to become a priest, let alone a Dominican. He was the only saint of the Church called "Great" who was not a Sovereign Pontiff. He was part and parcel of the fruits of the century of saints and took an integral part in the 14th Ecumenical Council. He defended his pupil once called "the dumb ox" against all kinds of calumny and subterfuge, and always in charity. St. Thomas Aquinas learned from a great man indeed. This mentor and Universal Doctor continued right up to his death with teaching the Faith even though he suffered in his later years from Alzheimer's well before it was even called that. He was Saint Albert the Great.
    Living in Tradition
    His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson's November communique, through the Traditional List, deals with the causes and effects of the current chaos ravaging Europe, especially France and specifically Paris today. It was inevitable, for Christian civilizations have abandoned their roots, the absolutes of Christ's Social Reign, and crucify Him anew with a skewered belief system that distances itself from Catholic Truth. Because of political correctness and the embrace of the seven deadly sins, man sows what he reaps and today the cockle of retribution in the form of the Islamic infidel and anarchy is overflowing the fields of Europe, Canada and soon the USA. The result of man's convoluted ideas of equality of race, sex and creed have created confusion, corruption and chaos. Have you looked at France lately? The end result of two centuries of turning their back on Him Who died for them. The infidels are at the gate: Eurabia is inevitable. Yes, Paris is burning! A more sobering thought: Think of the souls burning in hell because those who should know, refused to do God's Will. Can Bishop Williamson explains in Denial of Christ creates chaos
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, he points to today's Gospel in illustrating hope that every Christian has been given if only they uphold all the Truths of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Only in the Church Christ founded can there be salvation as the thrice-defined dogma of the Church asserts: Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. The prince of the world stirs up the waters of discontent and despair, churning hearts to reject the absolutes of the True Faith in favor of compromise and conformity to the world, the flesh and the devil. This is the case of every religion which has broken away from the main tree Christ planted in Matthew 16: 16-18. These branches which have separated themselves from the True Tree have,died, are decaying or will wither away because they are not divinely ordained and a man-made religion cannot last, cannot bear good fruit as Jesus asserts in Matthew 7: 15-20. Only the True Tree of Christ's Church continues to grow in the rich soil of Tradition,soaring towards Heaven, invigorated by the graces given by God to sustain it, even in these times when the murky, ink-like smog of Vatican II and anathema have clouded over - eclipsed, if you will - the True Church. By uncompromisingly upholding, preserving and persevering in the Sacred Deposit of Faith we can be assured we will always have hope. God has given Catholics an added advantage: His Own Blessed Mother as the beacon for us to stay on the right path, for she is the Gate of Heaven, Ark of the Covenant, Spiritual Vessel to safely convey us to the everlasting port of Heaven. Father explains in his sermon Hope in the Midst of Trials
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel continues to alert the reader of the dangers lurking beneath the tip of the viceberg with another moral disorder that has always been a glacier-like problem and that is prejudice and hatred. Yet today those who spew those hollow words before God are the very ones who defy the Almighty in not only violating His Laws but are doing everything in their wicked power to twist bad into good and virtue into vice. The victims of this mob rule by the liberal minority are the poor, helpless innocent unborn children who have been subjected to the back of the back of the bus for over three decades. This bus has left a bloody trail of over fifty-million hit-and-run victims in its wake. And as plaudits pore forth for Rosa Parks on the occasion of her death and her conveniently-staged role in history, we can see the hypocrisy of those passing out laurels today: the very same ones who are trying to rub out not only God's little ones, but God Himself. Gabriel explains in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part Three - The Back of The Bus Is Now Reserved For Fetuses
    Reality Check
    Father Kevin Vaillancourt gets down to brass tacks in trying to hammer through the thick skull of so many hopeful "traditionalists" who have bought the charade that Benedict is going to improve things, is going to restore the Latin Mass and grant a universal indult for the Latin Mass. Father points out why this is all a pipedream, and also, even if Modern Rome did grant such it wouldn't change a thing since a universal celebret was granted "in perpetuity" by Pope St. Pius V for all priests at all times and all places. The fact is it still would only be scratching the surface. He states this because those, who keep saying about Benedict "wait and see", can't see the modernist agenda he is maintaining primarily because that's who Ratzinger always was - a liberal modernist who, because of even more radical progressives in the conciliar church today, might seem conservative but he is definitely not traditional and never has been. If anyone doesn't understand that, we'll put it bluntly: It's the Doctrine, dummy! Father Kevin documents these facts in his article first published in The Catholic Voice this past September. We share with you his essay we've titled How Long Does It Take To "Wait and See?"
    "Father, forgive them..."
    John Gregory presents an inside look at what so many Novus Ordinarians as of late praise as a great encyclical while totally ignoring Catholic truth. That was the widespread reaction to Humanae Vitae. John shows that Paul VI brought it upon himself by compromising doctrine, by not promoting the absolute primary purpose of populating Heaven, and by burying Catholic truth within a small segment of the encyclical on Human Life, Reproduction and Contraception. After exposing the obvious deviation from the Faith, John points out the absolutes upheld by reliable pontiffs Pope Pius XI with his masterful encyclical Casti Connubii and Pope Pius XII's "Address to Midwives" which provided unmitigated stipulations for every Catholic and though the world was softening and giving in to satan's wiles and compromises, one who considered themselves true Catholics must always be obedient to God's laws and not man's whims, novelties and societal laxity and offenses. John provides the objections and adroitly applies the pre-conciliar popes of Eternal Rome to state uncompromising Catholic truth in clear unambiguous terms. That is something sorely missing in the conciliar heads of modern Rome. John illustrates in his column NFP = Not For Parents - The Patented Absurdity of the NFP Formula
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel continues with another facet of cold-hearted corruption lurking beneath the surface where in hypocritical fashion three Democrat senators have done all they can to apostasize from their Jewish beliefs by embracing the cabal of killing and sodomy rights, forcing their immoral creed on others through legislating and posturing. These motley mavens of political-correctness gone awry hail from the liberal temples of New York and California. The three specific gonifs who can best be described as a schlemiel, a schlep and a shmuck are alphabetically, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and Charles Schumer. Oh, there are more, but these three blind mice publicly proclaim they are Jews, but they kvetch too much. These nudnicks are doing all they can to destroy life through legislation that leaves pro-lifers shvitzing and getting shpilkes. These three Zionist meshuggenehs insist on futzing with God's Laws as they spout Nostra Aetate to justify their mishegoss and plotz with self-righteousness like the Pharisees of old, who also fell on their tuchis. This is just one political example of the tip of the viceberg! Oy Vay! Gabriel explains in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part Two - Three Blind Mice, Oy Gevalt!
    The Straight Stuff
    Griff Ruby takes time to provide some musings on the Sins against Hope which are Despair and Presumption, dual portals leading to the gates of hell where above are posted the words "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." Griff goes beyond the normal terms we encounter in our daily experiences in explaining how Despair is the abandonment of all hope of attaining Eternal Life, while Presumption is the false belief that one can be saved by his or her own efforts and not God's. What many fail to realize is that there are degrees of these sins and we offend against God when we presume all is lost with the conciliar mess we are in, forgetting that God can indeed bring order out of the chaos created over the last 40 years. To abandon a sincere hope for a total restoration of Holy Mother Church is to resign oneself to holding that all is lost in the Church. We all have to be on our guard that we are not led into such presumptive, despairing thoughts for it contradicts what Christ has promised in Matthew 16:18 and 28:20 and ultimately can lead one to Canonical Pessimism. Griff explains in his column Despair and Presumption
    Christ or chaos
    We want to make you aware of an excellent article by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey in which he reveals the bottom line of what so many are afraid to admit: the entire United States, but specifically the People's Republic of California, have totally rejected any concept of the Social Reign of Jesus Christ. Tom cites the two recent events in Northern California as examples of the charade being played out in the courts and public school systems, including the so-called 'Catholic' schools, and the total futility in trying to fix such a cancer with damaged band-aids. He cites the magnificent encyclical Divini Illius Magistri by His Holinss Pope Pius XI in 1929 in which he asserted that neither the government nor the state can compel any parent to send their children to public schools. This inherent rights parents was ridiculously overturned by the looney 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Sodom by the Bay. Tom points out the only way to get a true Catholic education, in fact the only way to protect the souls of our children is not only to homeschool them, but to hie thee to a traditional community where the pressures and lures of the "good life" cannot influence our human tendencies. In other words, he warns many to flee from the land of the fruits and nuts. He explains in his latest column from his Christ or chaos site, where, though the title might be misleading, he hits the mark with Be Not Excited About Trees.
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Twenty Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, he cites Christ's words in today's Gospel, taken from the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, on how an enemy has stolen into the wheat fields of souls and sowed the cockle of dissent, novelty and revolution. Just as Our Lord warned, so also it has happened within His holy Church over the last century. Father documents this in showing how the bad seeds are choking out so much of the good wheat which, because of all the confusion, sways in the wind -whichever way it blows - growing weaker as the weeds smother the good seed. This very thing is illustrated in the conciliar church - the bad seed - which seeks to overpower and snuff out the good seed - the One, Holy, Apostolic and Catholic Church founded by Christ. How they have done it is so clever that no man could be totally responsible for such subterfuge. There had to be a master plan from the father of lies - the devil himself - who has been the instigator of stealing in and, with the help of so many gardeners who have already sold their souls for the temporal Masonic goals, have planted the destructive, eternal life-denying cockle. Through vigilance to the sacraments and the Holy Rosary, and by heeding the Apostle Paul's words in today's epistle, we can look forward to the harvest in being assured we will not become victims of The Seeds of Revolution
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel asks if others feel the repercussions of what is happening in California; not just the asinine decisions from the 9th District Court of Appeals in San Francisco, but the recent episode where an orthodox Catholic teen was expelled because she blew the whistle on a pro-abort posing as a teacher in a supposedly 'Catholic' girls high school in Sacramento. As Gabriel delves beneath the surface in the first of a multi-part exposť on how the corruption of souls is being carried out right before our very eyes and so few see the demonic monster beneath which is ready to, if not already, engulf clueless souls in his icy grip. Today Gabriel explains the craziness of what went on this week at Loretto High School and the real agenda of why Katelyn Sills was really expelled and who is behind this subterfuge to undermine the faith in every way with the bishops claiming their hands are tied. We doubt St. Athanasius or St. Basil or St. Robert Bellarmine would have made such excuses. Of course, they were true Catholic prelates. What the faithful are stuck with today is not only pathetic but a crime that cries to Heaven for vengeance for today's religious such as the Sisters of Loretto are anything but Catholic and the vice needs to be rooted out before more souls are destroyed in the devastated sea of lukewarmness and rebellion to Catholic doctrine. Gabriel explains in his column The Tip of the Viceberg Part One - The House of the Loretto Sisters is a House of Cards
    Pro Life Prescriptions
    On this feast of the holy cardinal St. Charles Borromeo - a true successor of the Apostles, we wanted to show how that ideal has been ravaged by the modern barbarians wearing magenta and scarlet. To illustrate how the more things supposedly change, the more they stay the same, the rot of the bad tree of Vatican II is still there. There is great evidence of this in the aftermath of the synod of conciliar bishops in Rome. We can clearly see nothing has changed as all, from Benedict on down, dig in to defend ever more insanely and desperately the reprehensible Vatican II reforms that have caused the very problems society is still struggling with as satan clasps an even firmer grip on souls. Case in point: Roe v. Wade? Thank you, conciliar bishops. Thus, we bring you an article written by Dr. Frank Joseph three and a half years ago on May 22, 2002 as part of our "Gems from the Past" feature in which he asked then - and it still applies to these apostates today - as the answer to what so many have been wondering, why is it today's bishops won't respond unless their reputation or jobs are on the line? And then, why do they lie so blatantly? He rightly asserts that had they been vigilant and truly the successors of the Apostles, they would have clearly seen by the grace of the Holy Ghost the infiltration of those intent on violating the Fifth and Sixth Commandments. Because they did not, because they refused to pull their heads out of the sands of acceptance by the world we have today the terrible holocaust of abortion and the widening scandal of sex abuse. Truly they have been negligent as Dr. Frank illustrated in his column and is even more pertinent today with Why does the hierarchy continuously hide except when its their own hide?
    Gabriel's Clarion
    While most are aware that November is the month of the holy souls, few realize that November also features 20 martyrs honored in the holy liturgy, more than any other month. In honor of such, Gabriel presents a piece on martyrdom in which he outlines the three truths of martyrdom. There are close to 2000 canonized saints and yet the holy martyrs who gave their lives for Christ in the first three centuries number close to 11 million. Those martyred for the Faith went straight to Heaven to join the Church Triumphant. They are an inspiration to every Catholic and Gabriel points out that we should pay attention because with the situation the way it is today, it could very well not be if we might suffer martyrdom for the Faith, but when and how. Traditional Catholics are well aware of the Dry Martyrdom they undergo in keeping the Faith in the face of abuse, slander and other kinds of mental and even physical persecution. Gabriel lists the various kinds of martyrdom and if we are not willing to carry our cross all the way to Calvary, we cannot be His disciples. Gabriel explains in his column The Milk of Martyrdom
    Christ or chaos
    In honor of All Souls Day we bring you a poignant piece presented by Dr. Thomas Droleskey three years ago in a "Gems from the Past" in which he focuses on the day after All Saints Day, a day dedicated to the Church Suffering - the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Tom identifies the Four Last Things that everyone of us must face. Are we prepared to die? Tom briefly eulogizes several who passed away in 2002, many who touched his heart through friendship and one - Walter Matt, who touched him of late with the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Holy Mother Church has always, up until Vatican II, emphasized the Four Last Thing. Everyone of us can better prepare by meditating on the Four Last Things and encouraging others to do so as well. For every single one of us, sooner or later, will have to deal with the Four Last Things. Isn't it better to do it while we are still on this earth? Tom emphasizes this in his column from All Souls Day in 2002 Remember the Poor Souls Every Day.
    Catholic PewPOINT
    Editor Michael Cain begins the month of the holy souls with a commentary on bringing back the times we all cherished and remembering why. He points out why our role as the Church Militant must become 'militant' again for time is a precious commodity and with each second, each moment more souls are being lost to the pillaging and plundering pirates of the conciliar church who have mutineered against the true Barque of Peter and hoisted their own ship, christened some 40 years ago replete with the jolly roger of reform, rebellion and rot flying from its omninous mast. In order to rescue souls trapped in the bilge of this bulging monstrosity, we need to not only live our Faith but to know it thoroughly so we can convey it to the lost souls cast adrift. Another group of souls have been cast adrift in the depths of Purgatory and only our prayers can free them. What are we waiting for? Cain explains the advantages Holy Mother Church provides specifically for today and tomorrow with plenary indulgences for those very souls, this week and the entire month of November in his essay explaining the 55-40 quotient and the missing element that needs to strengthen. He calls it The 5% Solution
    The Sanity of Sanctity
    We continue our recent tradition of bringing you the Litany of Saints for the Saints and Feasts of November, the original concept submitted by Jacob Michael in September. Need some impetus to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory? What we provide is a litany to all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated in the month of November. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. Just as almost all in Purgatory are forsaken today by the post-conciliar church. If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for November. Litany of the November Saints



    The Straight Stuff
    Griff Ruby completes his three-part series on clarifying graces and whether grace is possible outside the Church. Today he further cements his brilliant thesis he has been developing on Lumen Gentium. Using the analogy of the apple and the degrees of color, Griff explains how any arguments to explain away the meaning of subsists in turn into applesauce mush. We might use the same analogy of the good apple and the bad apple for the latter, having been infected with the poison of Lumen Gentium at its entry point, the entire conciliar apple - no matter its redness or hue - has spread to every fiber of the newchurch. But then, we know what Our Lord says about the good fruit and what will become of the bad fruit. We just hope and pray more souls will realize and not take a bite out of the conciliar apple for it is rotten to the core. Griff lays out the logic in his excellent essay that provides even more clarification for the reader to realize how the bad apple has spoiled. He explains in his final installment with part three: Grace and the Subsistent Superchurch


    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the last Sunday of October - the Feast of the Kingship of Jesus Christ - he applies the magnificent and totally Catholic encyclical of His Holiness Pius XI Quas Primas in the clearest explanation possible on the necessity for every nation to recognize Jesus Christ as their Sovereign King. Conversely, Father shows how this has been undermined by the conciliar church over the past 40 plus years to transforming the purpose of the feast from its established position of the last Sunday in October as the Holy Father decreed for all Catholics 80 years ago on December 11, 1925 to where newchurch made the last Sunday in Pentecost - the gazillionth in ordinary time - as just another ordinary Sunday called Christ the King before Advent. So insipidly did they do this that the majority of the faithful had no clue that the change not only transformed the purpose Pius had intended, but intimated a new thinking that modern man doesn't need a king. Father cites Pope Leo XIII, St. Paul and Christ Himself in showing the folly of the modernists as he explains in his sermon. All Honor, Praise and Glory
    Gabriel's Clarion
    With All Hallows Eve just around the corner, the true purpose of this day has been twisted into a secular, pagan even satanic day. Gabriel Garnica shows how just has this day has been turned upside down, so also the devil campaigns to devalue values and mock morals by elevating evil to be a goal people should seek after and to celebrate, even flaunt. As we have said so often it is not good to mock God and in blatantly disobeying His Laws and ridiculing the sacred hopes for so many souls are going up in smoke. Gabriel shows the analogy of smoking and sodomy and how the former is considered a mortal sin by the secularists and the latter is considered a right where all others have no rights. We know Who is right and Gabriel points out who we should really fear - those who can kill the soul. He explains in his column The Scariest Scenario


       Friday, October 14th we completed Round One of this match in which a bevy of writers have engaged in the topic of Sedevacantism, caused originally by the attack on "the Enterprise" which Christopher Ferrara first launched last month. Because of the vital importance of this issue, we have found it necessary to publish essays from both sides. Several writers have weighed in on whether or not the conciliar popes are Catholic and you can see the links below. While next week we will return to normal publishing, we strongly believe there will be a Round Two since Mr. Ferrara has already launched a counter-attack in this month's issue of both Catholic Family News and The Remnant so stay tuned. As we have stated all along, The Daily Catholic is here to provide a forum for both the prosecution and the defense and let the reader discern where the truth lies - for the key is to "Know the Faith in order to Keep the Faith!"

    • MONDAY - Defending the Papacy - Opposing the Sedevacantist Enterprise by Christopher Ferrara
                        - ...AND - Defend YOUR Salvation by Father Nicholas Gruner
    • TUESDAY - Sedevacantism and Mr. Ferrara's Cardboard Pope by Father Anthony Cekada
    • WEDNESDAY - God's Eternal Enterprise by Griff Ruby
    • THURSDAY - Opposition to the Anti-Sedevacantists by Joseph C. Maurer
    • FRIDAY - The Blind Leading the Blind by Mario Derksen
    • SATURDAY - Legitimate Reasons Why There Are Doubts About the Conciliar Popes by John Gregory
                            ...AND - Is Sedevacantism Catholic? by Richard Cure
    • SUNDAY - "Let no one deceive you in any way" by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
    • MONDAY - A Brief for Sedevacantism by Dr. Rama P. Coomaraswamy
    • TUESDAY - It's Not Good to Make Mother Mary Mad by Cyndi Cain
    • WEDNESDAY - Tolle! Lege! by Father Martin Stepanich, OFM STD
    • THURSDAY - Who Are the Sedevacantists? by Father Kevin Vaillancourt
    • FRIDAY - The Syllogism of Sedevacantism by Michael Cain


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    The Domino Effect has begun as one after another of the ConciLiar hierarchs in the US will topple over. Clay feet and yellow spines all; many with blackened hearts!

        History will record that the collapse of the conciLiar church in America experienced its complete fall during the leadership of William Skylstad whose very own diocese of Spokane was rendered devastated by a court decision handed down on August 26 by Bankruptcy Judge Patricia Williams that bishops cannot claim parish assets are not the diocese' s property. In a ruling that will have tsunami-like repercussions on every diocese in the land and rumble through modern Rome, leaving even Vatican assets at the mercy of the greed of barrister buzzards smelling the scent of bloodstained money earmarked to pay off sex scandals, it could cause parish revolts. In order to protect themselves, look for the laity to rise up and bolt from the diocesan structure of the New Order in order to protect their own assets and keep the doors open. There will be many casualties in body, mind and soul, but hopefully enough will recognize the total demonic bent of newchurch and do all in their power to preserve the Faith by returning to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church and throwing out the rascals who have introduced the pagan masonic and protestant synthetic rite that has squeezed the life out of so many, leaving them limp in their Faith and lacking all strength to fend off the heresies being spread by the American apostates posing as bishops from the top - Skylstad on down. We provide two links here that give all the proof necessary to see the beginning of the end. We can only pray that the conciLiar church will go the way of Atlantis, for both upheld pagan rites.


    Never in the history of the Church have so many apostate foxes been put in charge of the conciliar hen houses!

       That gurgling sound is the last gasping of the conciLIARS who are finding their past sins coming back to haunt them such as William Levada whom Benedict XVI unwisely chose to succeed him in an office that used to be one of the Holiest of Offices that it was called the Holy Office. No longer. As one put it, the fox is now guarding the hen house. Levada is not only enmeshed in the swamp of cover-up from his woeful days in Portland, Oregon but a deposition has revealed that he had advocated artificial birth control to one of his priest's concubines to avoid scandal. With this kind of moral character how could Benedict ever appoint such a sordid rascal who should not even be a bishop, let alone a priest, let alone a Catholic in good standing?!? A true pope would never make so many errors as the conciliar ones in charge over the last 40 years have done. Think about that as you read the latest documentation of scandal and total silence from the top in modern Rome. Morals? What Morals? More proof of the collapse of the conciLIAR church. When will the vast majority wake up and realize the fulfillment of what Our Lady foretold at LaSalette? But then, if they won't even heed the Word of God, or Church Doctrine, why should we expect them to pay attention to approved messages from the Mother of God? Look what they have done to Fatima and the Third Secret. It's obvious, oh, so obvious! We provide some comments below.


    Last one out of Canada, turn off the lights and be sure to shut the door! A mass exodus is possible if radical liberals get their way with Sodomite Bill!
    It looks more and more like the fictional account of George Orwell's Animal Farm is fast becoming reality as Canada grows redder by the minute - both in communist leanings and out of embarassment for their people who are being herded toward hell faster than a Canadian Mountie can say "Sergeant Preston." That is why Gary Morella states that Canada is "in the grip of insantity - a Brave new world order" toward "State control of religion, ESPECIALLY Catholicism called for by Canadian Public Radio." Will the U.S. be far behind? Considering the communist laws being passed and the freedoms being suppressed, we can expect such mainly because the bishops both in Canada and the U.S. are mere "hirelings" who are not true shepherds and because they have veered and the people have not adhered to both God's Laws and infrangible Catholic dogmas, God is allowing this chastisement. These are the fruits of allowing satan into the sanctuary. Now he is plundering homes and hard hearts. Hell, it would seem, is indeed empty and more and more it looks right now that the devil's forwarding address is going to be Canada! To all Canucks, take a page from the martyrs and be prepared. To all Americans, a word to the wise should be sufficient. Stop the madness before the progressives gain full control in the U.S. as well. Hopefully the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts, who claims to be Catholic, will help, but prayer is the key to stave off the hand of God which is so overdue for America because of the heinous sins of abortion, sodomy, adultery, porn, and greed to name but a few. What we are seeing is the fulfillment of Our Lady of Good Success' prophecies to Mother Marian de Jesus Torres at Quito, Ecuador in the 17th Century. Strap in, gang, it's going to be a wild one!


    It's Official! Benedict XVI signs off on New Vatican's fast lane to "sainthood" to enable the promotion of a known heretic!
    Tuesday, June 28th, the day BeneRatz made it official, Fox News had a Fr. Jonathan Morris of the Legionaires of Christ on as a guest commentator who was also introduced as a "Fox News correspondent." For someone who should have been relatively journalistic in demeanor, he was simply giddy about John Paul II being made a saint. What is the overwhelming reason he gave for waiving the rules of the canonization process? Because of the people and placards at his funeral calling for his sainthood! Did anyone tell this poor misinformed and blind presbyter that it was a planned PR blitz by Chiara Lubich and her Focalare brigades who distributed the signs and frenzied up the crowds? Another indication of how the 'saint factory' works as man moves the gears, not the Holy Ghost. The floodgates for diminishing sanctity have been opened wide with the elimination of the long-standing necessary Devil's Advocate. Remember, satan can effect miracles. That is why holy discernment is mandatory. But now, it's anything for a buck with all kinds of propaganda and several religious items being peddled to capitalize on the phenomenon just as JPII encouraged when he was alive. Even rosaries are being pushed on dumbed-down Novus Ordinarians with JPII's graven image instead of Our Lady's and the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the "Salve Regina" / Hail Holy Queen" medal of the Rosary. We know Our Lady and the saints before Vatican II are all in Heaven; but there is grave doubt Karol Wojtyla even made Purgatory considering how he violated what he had promised to uphold and protect. Did Our Lord not say in Luke 12: 48, "And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more"? Yet the man-made push to make Wojtyla a 'god' continues with the runaway papolotry. Now books are being published that only verify the veering away from the Catholic Faith with a book already titled "John Paul the Great" with the subhead, "Maker of the post-conciliar church" [sic]. Even the new order writers (25 of them) have no respect for the new church by lowercasing it and have admitted that John Paul II is the "Maker of a new church." As we posted last month, if Novus Ordinarians can't see the unraveling through the obvious facts that modern Rome is in no way connected with Eternal Rome and the Church Christ founded, then at least Traditional Catholics had better. Let's face it. A heretic can never be a saint, especially a manifest public heretic that Karol Wojtyla was well before he was elected by the usurping hierarchy as pope. The fact he did nothing to refute those heresies or repent of his errors, unlike Peter had done, proves he could not have been a valid pope. Does that mean Traditional Catholics will go along with even the idea of sainting a man many consider, in taking his teachings into account, an anti-pope? One wonders as the time quickly approaches to make the line in the sand and admit the obvious. Shortly after Benedict was elected, Michael Matt and Chris Ferrara implored him to do the right thing. Canonizing a man responsible for the damnation of countless souls and who fostered the destruction of Catholicism sure isn't the right thing!!! It is truly amazing that in this day and age there is such a fabricated array of "saints" for this is the very same era which Our Lord and Our Lady indicated to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres in the 1600's that, "The times will come when doctrine will be commonly known among the learned and ignorant. ...Many religious books will be written. But the practice of the virtues and these doctrines will be found in only a few souls; for this reason, saints will become rare" (page 63 of Our Lady of Good Success: Prophecies for Our Times, Tradition In Action). That last line from Christ Himself shows that John Paul II says something else by the 477 men and women he 'canonized' - more than all 260 Popes combined prior to Vatican II. Who is right Jesus or John Paul II? If you have to think about that then you have been thoroughly lobotomized by the VaticanTwoArians. Watch for an editorial soon on how un-Catholic this all is. It more readily represents the hype of American Idol than the august, sacrosanct process it should be reserved for in considering only those candidates who possessed and exhibited in all things totally Catholic heroic virtue and impeccable moral standards where there can be no room for controversy and no room for doubt...and definitely no room for scandal! Yet his 'pontificate' was peppered with scandal and heresy. The fact that much evidence bears out that he really died on April Fools Day but that the Vatican covered that up too makes it what it really is: a great big joke except God is not laughing. Below are some previous articles on these and similar subjects.


    Benedict explores digging in deeper in efforts to sleep with the enemy!
    Also, as we reported last month, the great compromise with China continues to plow forward as more Catholic truths are abandoned to placate man. Never mind the persecution of Christians by the Chinese Communists,and the radical Muslims, now Benedict XVI not only going to dialog to death - literally perhaps - those very enemies of the Church who have openly defied the Traditions of 2000 years and sought to persecute Christ and His followers, but is approving lax bishops as the Red Chinese dictate. Calling for diplomatic ties this modernist church will reach out to all of mammon but hold those most faithful to the faith as lepers. Go figure! It's easy to figure because the Vatican II church is the enemy of Jesus Christ and His True Church. The evidence is overwhelming for those who have eyes to see.



    Miami Vice 2005-style - Exposing the Flavor and Favor of South Beach's clerics should put Favalora on the hot seat, Finally!    
    Odds are that it won't be much longer that this apostate archbishop of Miami John C. Favalora will continue to smile since the rot is finally catching up to him. That is because a Polish priest, who isn't even a Traditional priest, was summarily dismissed and persecuted because he dared to complain of sodomite presbyters in every parish where he was assigned. Favalora's hatchet men tried to silence and intimidate him, but Father Andrew Dowgiert was not to be intimidated and has retaliated with a full-fledged suit in which he is ready to open Pandora's Box in requesting a jury trial. Great for public relations of newchurch whose credibility is totally nil, right!?! What makes it all the worse is that the rector of the seminary in Miami Irish monsignor John Noonan - long a fixture on the Florida coast - was just named an auxiliary bishop of Miami by Benedict XVI which only compounds the very problem that modern Rome is complicit in the cover-up of homosexual presbyters for Noonan has long known of the perversion among his fellow clerics and aided and abetted the sinners, and has also covered for his own rotten prelate. His reward? In worldly terms the bishopric. What price will it cost him and Favalora in the long run? Christ answers that in Sacred Scripture very clearly. And now the scandal is about to spill out into public view. As we wrote two years ago, Boston was just the tip of the iceberg of the fetid frozen fruits of the conciliar church - the false church.


    The Passion and Plight of Susan Torres and the plea for prayer and help    
    A case that reminds one of Terri Schiavo and her family is playing out right now with Susan M. Torres, but her situation is even more devastating and yet so encouraging for the sanctity of life. It is the story of the on-going Passion of Mrs. Rollins-Torres, a Catholic wife and mother of a two-year old son in Virginia. Susan's plight also parallels the fiat of the holy Italian doctor and mother Gianna Beretta Molla, for both women have offered their lives for their children. In the case of Susan, we just learned of her terrible predicament on Father's Day, but it was on the day before Mother's Day that Susan, pregnant with the family's second child, collapsed into a brain-dead four stage melanoma. Her husband, rather than pulling the plug as Michael Schiavo so eagerly wanted to do, is doing all he can to keep her alive in order that life within her will continue for she is presently in the 19th or 20th week of her pregnancy and the family hopes and prays that a caesarean will produce Susan's offspring. No greater love can one express than to give one's life for another. Needless to say, medical expenses are obscene and donations are encouraged to help defray costs for hers and the baby's care. We encourage you to go to the special website set up for the family's cause and give what you can.


       There are several sources we strongly encourage you to follow so that one can get a true picture of what the traditions should be during this time of transition and questions. One is the regular news wire we carry below from a fairly closely related Traditional Catholic perspective from AngelQueen.org. In the face of so much fawning and false information from the secular media and especially the Novus Ordo media, Fr. Moderator's daily commentaries are a must to understand what is really going on. We encourage you to go to Traditio.com for he is usually on top of whatever event has come down the pike and calls them pretty much as we see them here at The Daily Catholic in striving to uphold and preserve the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church as part of the Resistance to the Revolution of Vatican II, especially during this time when so much misinformation is flooding into homes as fact and the Novus Ordo mentality and novelties will be ingrained in so many.

      

       Like Fox News, The Daily Catholic seeks to provide a fair and balanced perspective on modern Rome always from a Traditional point of view. There are traditional Catholics who believe Ratzinger is a legitimate successor of St. Peter. Their views need to be heard. There are also traditional Catholics who believe he is not a true Pope in light of the heresies of Vatican II and his own complicity in the conciliar church, and have documented such. Their views also definitely need to be heard. Therefore, The Daily Catholic from this point on will provide both views for the discernment of readers for these are very, very critical times - indeed, a time of epikea - the likes of which have never afflicted the Church as it is today. We are all fighting a common enemy and need to be united as Traditional Catholics. We are the Church Militant and in all charity, need to speak out when wrong is being done. The Church is not above Christ. The greatest criteria for our own salvation is being fully Catholic in every way. That means not veering one iota from what Holy Mother Church has always taught. Not one iota! We must cling to the Faith handed down by the Apostles in Divine Revelation and Divine Tradition, reinforced and codified, often with the power of perpetuity by popes, many holy ones, down through the ages. When those infrangible truths are tampered with, we will not stand still and let the marauders have their way. The Church is not a democracy, does not sway with political correctness, polls, public opinion or the times. True authentic Catholics will always confront the barbarians both at the gate and inside the gate, having as their allies our Lord Jesus Christ, His most Blessed Mother, the Primacy of Peter, and all His angels and His saints.

      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 Cardinal Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church


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      In this month dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary, let us continue to pray daily the Leonine Prayer said at the end of every Latin Low Mass:

      Let us pray. O God, our refuge and our strength, look down in mercy on Thy people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary Mother of God, of St. Joseph her spouse, of Thy blessed apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the freedom and exaltation of our Holy Mother Church. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


    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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    2005 Kudos and Brickbats

    The Good, the Bad and the UGLIES have been selected by the readers for 2005. Below is a review of your choices. It's never too early to start thinking of worthy and 'unworthy' candidates for next year's selection.


    2005 Enshrined in the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor

    2005 Recipients of the IgNOMinious gNOMe Hall of Shame



    2005 Culprits voted into the UGLIES Hall of Shame



    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 Cardinal Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church


       We invite you to find out for yourself the truth as we present a compendium portal of documents on the Faith in all aspects, past, present and to come. We guarantee what you read is in full harmony with the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church, and we guarantee you that if you read it all with a discerning heart you will be able to decipher the wheat from the chaff. You will better understand what the absolutes of our Faith are and not be fooled by modernism and ambiguities, no matter how cleverly they are couched. Remember satan is the father of half-truths. Read the fullness of the Truths and Traditions of the Roman Catholic Faith in the sections below.

           


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