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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 and 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 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 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 exposé 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?
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.
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
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
Father Kevin Vaillancourt provides a poignant piece that refutes the false hopes of conservatives and neo-traditionalists who buy into the idea that Benedict XVI is going to return the church of Rome to more traditional foundations. Those expecting such a fantasy truly do not know their Roman Catholic Faith nor what the infallible, perennial Living Magisterium of the Church teaches for what Paparazzi has been promoting - not just as Benedict now, but well before as a peritus at Vatican II and then head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith flies in the face of tradition for, by his own admission, Ratzinger is still the liberal he always was, but because so many have been dumbed-down to accept the heresies of modernism, he is made to seem like a traditional man. Nothing could be farther from the truth as Father Kevin explains in his article first published in The Catholic Voice in June. We share with you his essay
By What Title Shall He Be Called?
With that pagan holiday blaring its presence this week culminating in the day of the devil next Monday, John Gregory hammers home what really has haunted so many over the past 40 years: Vatican Two. One of the mechanisms for haunting souls into believing ghost stories not of the True Spirit but of a spooky synthetic synergy was the V2 document Sacrosanctum Concilium on the Sacred Liturgy. At least back in 1963 it was still sacred until the Council and Paul VI got their grimy hands on the sacrosanct. 42 years later we can clearly see how they have turned what once were holy churches into haunted houses. John dissects this dastardly, spooky document in part to show just how scary it was and has proven to be: the devil in the details. He makes his points in commentary on the conciliar document with TRICK or TREAT or THREAT!
Gabriel Garnica brings home the point that close only counts in the game of horseshoes, never in gambling for souls and that is the risky business of those who emit toxic influences by writing half-truths and twisting the Faith to suit their lifestyle with little regard for God's Will or His Laws. Gabriel points to four specifically guilty of this, one non-Catholic and three who claim to be 'Catholic' but by their words and deeds show only too clearly they are anything but - not even close whether it be horseshoes or salvation. Gabriel exposes these charlatans and identifies the middle ground of demonic compromise they choose as their pulpit and the obvious subjectivity of radical, progressive, pagan and pathetic rationale for spewing their swill. He wouldn't advise horseshoes as a hobby for these goats because they've already shown only too well that they wouldn't even be close since they have missed the mark where it truly counts - with God. Gabriel explains in his column Faith is Not Horseshoes
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, presents a follow-up on why God allows evil to permeate the world, why He does not strike every evil person in their tracks. The life each person given is a short tenure on this earth. That person has been deigned from all eternity to be happy with God forever. But in order to do, he must love God and strive to obey Him and the laws He has established for salvation - available only through the sacramental graces of the vehicle He founded - the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Because evil has given a fair platform, man is embroiled in a chess game in which his moves are dictated by his free will. If he so chooses to make the wrong move, that is man's consequences, not God's. Those consequences can be minor or major depending on the degree of disobedience and pertinacity. We need to be aware of the strategy of the devil or we can wind up being checkmated for all eternity. Father explains in his essay on Further Thoughts on the Problem of Evil
On the BattleLine
Atila Sinke Guimarães
weighs in with his opinions of the charade going on between the conciliar church of modern Rome and the Communist People's Republic of China in which hypocrisy and apostasy are so apparent. It is all part of the bitter fruits of the Pact of Metz, all part of the abandonment of the apostolic universal mission to go into the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Sacred Scripture and Holy Mother Church have always taught that those who believe and are baptized into the Church Christ founded would be saved, those who do not will be condemned. From Atila's account of what the Vatican II church is doing, this no longer applies. Ergo, since this is directly contrary to all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches and Christ can neither deceive nor be deceived, the church of modern Rome is an anathema as St. Paul has affirmed in Galatians 1: 8-10. There is no rhyme nor reason to what this two-headed dragon of modern Rome and Red China are doing in raising their ugly heads in persecuting and selling out the faithful and Taiwan except to be cooperators with the devil, not to mention mammon - personified in the atheistic communist government and policies of Red China and the corruption of the conciliar church. Can you say Betrayal of Christ? As Cardinal Theodore McCarrick proved only too well last week in so blatantly falling all over himself to praise Red China, now we know the true significance of the color these cardinals wear. Atila, in his Bird's Eye View at Tradition In Action, documents the obvious signs with his column
The Disastrous Cost of Vatican Ostpolik with China
The Straight Stuff
Griff Ruby continues his three-part series on clarifying graces and whether grace is possible outside the Church. Today he dissects a key part of the conciliar decree on Ecumenism Unitatis Redintegratio in showing how the Vatican Council fathers eschewed the dogma of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus by proclaiming a new doctrine that through dialogue it is now possible to confirm heretics in their errors. This was a clever ploy to reinforce the heretical "subsists in" that changed the entire tone of Lumen Gentium and to further deviate from the True Faith. Dialogue has proved fruitless as the conciliar church has sought over these last 40 years to accommodate and placate the heretics rather than converting them as Christ commanded in Mark 16: 15-16. In patronizing Protestant and pagan, the conciliar church, masquerading as the Catholic Church, has foisted the errors of Unitatis Redintegratio on unsuspecting souls who think they no longer need to convert for salvation. Grace is now advanced as singular and salvific without the necessary Sanctifying Grace. As Griff pointed out in his first installment, to the True Roman Catholic Church alone is given the sacramental grace of Sanctifying Grace in which sins can be forgiven and one's soul becomes pure before God. No other religion has been bequeathed this power. He explains in part two: Grace and the Decree on Ecumenism
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost, he reminds us of the simplicity of faith of those whom Our Lord heals in today's Gospel of St. Matthew, for Christ is the Calm before the storm and the storm is the wrath of God generated because of man's refusal to heed God's Word. From Sacred Scripture, specifically the Psalms, we know only too well that those who do not strive to love God and do all they are asked by God and the Church Christ founded, have little or no chance of being happy with Him in eternity. That is why storms come: to remind man of his sins so he will repent and amend his life. The natural is employed to remind man of the supernatural. Today's society best represents those the Apostle Paul speaks of in his Epistle to the Ephesians for today's Mass. They are enemies of the Cross of Christ, their god is embodied in the world, the flesh and the devil. These, sadly are today's 'heroes' who lead so many astray and cause scandal. If we choose to follow them, we will stray further from our ultimate goal which is to strive after Christ and His everlasting kingdom. Those who do so are the heroes we must follow; such heroes as the saints who eschewed the wide path of the world and chose the narrow, tough, demanding path filled with thorns. They made it through unscathed grace-wise. If they have made it, so also can we - if we have but the faith of a mustard seed and reach out in all humility to touch His cloak, seeking repentance and a refuge from the storms that ravage and pillage not merely the body, but the soul as well. Father explains in his sermon.
The Calm After the Storm
Living in Tradition
His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson has sent a brief communique through Traditional List in which he reminds all of his heritage and roots as a loyal Brit and a loyal Catholic. He remembers two men who trusted in God to guide them on the sea of battle. To England, Admiral Horatio Nelson is a hero forever emblazoned on lips and history books. To the Society of St. Pius X, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is a hero who marshaled a small fleet against the might of the conciliar armada. He stood tall as an 'Admiral' for Christ. Today, where are the heroes? Few and far between because fabricated and false 'heroes' - anti-Catholic ones at that - are given the limelight while those, who keep their eye on the Heavenly prize and persevere, are persecuted. Traditional Catholicism today is the out-manned ship which all are gunning for...including the conciliar gunships. Archbishop Lefebvre knew only too well the weapons the latter used to try to sink Traditional Catholicism and ultimately the True Faith. Bishop Williamson explains in Admirable Admirals
Gabriel Garnica draws the parallels between two disasters 93 years apart - the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and the devastation that has rendered New Orleans a sewer that must be bulldozed under because of cholera and mold. Both the haughty Titanic and the flagrant Big Easy taunted God, daring Him to allow these tragedies because man had beligerantly ignored the natural order. God will not be mocked and, just as the Tower of Babel confused and divided man, so also those who turn their backs on the Almighty and His Laws will suffer the inevitable consequences. Follow the sin trail - the one where the arrogance is non-repentant and then flee from those who persist in their ways of the world, the flesh and the devil. Gabriel explains in his column The New SOS
Transition to Tradition
Father Kevin Vaillancourt shares a part of his in-depth review of the erroneous teachings of John Paul II. Father highlights Karol Wojtyla's six obvious, blatant doctrinal errors. Father points out that it is absurd for such a person's candidacy for sainthood to be even considered, let alone be "fast-tracked" through the saints factory which he himself gutted and fabricated a whole new structure. One can only pray someday the true Devil's Advocate will be reinstated and strict, traditional standards will be reestablished. Of course that means having a true Pope on the Chair of Peter, one who is faithful to the Sacred Deposit of Faith, not veering one iota from the constituted evangelic traditions handed down and upheld from Peter through Pius XII. What is truly tragic is that some of those elevated by the conciliar church, are no longer Catholic and, quite possibly God forbid, some of these so-called saints aren't even in Heaven! Father outlines the problems in his essay
Lest We Forget: The Case Against The Canonization of John Paul II
Gabriel Garnica illustrates how not having a 'paper trail' is a mark against one, and the lack of such should be a red flag for those considering confirming the nomination of little known Harriet Miers. But Gabriel applies the same scrutiny to souls - those who proclaim they are Catholic, but pick and choose whatever they want to believe and discard the rest. They are not Catholic, but Protestant in every way and worse. This lack of commitment to upholding the truths and traditions of Holy Mother Church translates into modernism, humanism, ecumenism and all the other heresies running rampant today and exhibited in all their ugliness by the very men we should be able to trust - the bishops. Yet, these mercenaries expose themselves as the wolves in shepherds' clothing that they are by their hypocrisy and outright apostasy against the True Church. Would you really want to hook your fortunes with their paper trail? Only if you are a total imbecile or have already sold out to mammon. If so, then don't look for angels to laud your paper trail if you are not willing to take up your cross and follow Christ daily. Gabriel explains in his column Paper Trail to Heaven
Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, we present a poignant piece on considering something few seem to take the time to think about these days: Eternity. So busy are they focused on temporal things that many lose sight of what it is all about, why we are here and where we are heading. Thanks to the modernism of the conciliar church, the vast majority today believe everyone is going to Heaven. Nothing could be further from the truth as every true Catholic knows from Catholic teaching. Father puts it all in perspective for it is something no person in the world can dismiss for no one is exempt, and though Father has titled it "Random Thoughts on Eternity", there is nothing random about God's plan for everyone of us. Father explains in his short essay on Random Thoughts on Eternity
The Sanity of Sanctity
Because of our two-week series on the question of whether the conciliar popes are Catholic, we are only now bringing you the list of saints honored by Holy Mother Church during the month of October. In this month of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we provide a little extra devotional prayer to add to your daily Rosary. What we provide is a litany to all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated throughout this month.
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 October.
Litany of October Saints
The Straight Stuff
Griff Ruby offers a three-part series on clarifying graces and whether grace is possible outside the Church. He delves into actual and sanctifying grace, and then the various Baptisms. While it is possible for actual grace to flow upon anyone because of God's goodness, sanctifying grace cannot be gained from anywhere outside the Church. To the Roman Catholic Church alone is given the power to confect the sacramental grace of sanctifying grace in which sins can be forgiven and one's soul becomes pure before God. That is the only way one gets to Heaven: by being purified to be worthy to stand in the presence of the Beatific Vision. In this first part Griff differentiates between these graces and how God can direct actual grace as He sees fit and how, often it leads those outside the Church to the embrace of the Church and, through the sacraments, to attain sanctifying grace. He shows how actual graces, always temporary, can come in all shapes, sizes, coincidences and events and can be effected through anything, even the actions of persons belonging to other religions, but never, ever sanctifying grace which is permanent for as long as the person remains without mortal sin on his soul and in the good graces of Holy Mother Church. Griff brings this point home in his first of two parts on Clarification about Graces outside the Church - Part One, Grace and the Heretical Baptism
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost, he equates all the harmful additives that have been added to our foods today with the dangerous synthetic, syncretic sap that is draining souls, dripping with all the errors and, yes, heresies that permeate every aspect of life today thanks to that entity spawned from Vatican II - the conciliar church - which relinquished the exclusive right to truth by recognizing and enabling the "doctrine of devils." Yet there are those who sit on the fence, deceiving themselves that there are no heresies where, in truth, they know in their hearts that they abound but to recognize these heresies would be to admit they have been wrong. Father points out St. Augustine's stinging words from his famous work Confessions, "since they hate to be deceived, they hate being convinced that they are deceived." Yet Our Lord foretold of this in Matthew 24: 24. This then identifies why so many have bought into the harmful additives and poisons of Vatican Two over the last 40 plus years, because they don't want to admit they were wrong, that they have been duped big time and so they continue to ingest the synthetic junk food of the conciliar church, which most admit tastes terrible and foul the appetite, but, as if addicted to apostasy, won't admit that the more they sup with the syncretists and dine with devils, the more this poison takes its effect in the soul. Father explains in his sermon
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Gabriel Garnica presents a play on words regarding light with an analogy of airline pilots and their industry and priests and their ecclesiastical airlines (Dioceses). He points out the possibility of a pilot shortage as a reality of the priest shortage, but he provides some of the idiotic "solutions" proffered by the imbecilic groups who demand democracy in church affairs. Gabriel shows the futility of this, the insanity behind this rationale, and the terrible devastation of souls already done. The analogy of pilots and priests reveals the flight plan necessary for reaching Heaven, but the ecclesiastical FAA has scratched that and grounded good priests. Why? Because the good pilots of souls want to make sure their passengers are safe and cared for by assuring their own vehicles are orthodox in every way. Whereas the eccesiastical airlines want to cut corners, cut back, and cut out because they don't have the spiritual welfare of their passengers as priority. Which plane would you rather fly in? There is only one way to take care of damage control and, as Gabriel documents only too well, the bishops who should know better are clueless. What a great way to run an airline, let alone a church. All the New Order clerics can offer is peanuts as they continue off course as Gabriel explains in his column Pilot Lite
Doctors of the Church
Today is the Double Feast of the holy terror of the counter-revolution better known as Saint Teresa of Avila, the first woman ever elevated to the status of Doctor. Throughout her life she placed priority on what God thought rather than man. This feisty holy nun was not afraid to speak out and speak out strongly to prelates against abuses in the Church and was directed by Heaven to reform the Carmelites. Traveling the bredth of Spain, no hardship was too tough as this Prioress founded over 150 Carmelite convents and took no guff from any bishop. This no-nonsense Carmelite sacrificed much and expected others to do so as well for she sought to return the purity of the rule as it had been practiced before corruption seeped in. Despite great hardships, she persevered and her body was preserved incorrupt after her death. She shredded corrupt bishops, coddled innocent peasants, and was a stickler for discipline. Truly, St. Teresa of Avila was The Holy Terror of the Counter-Reformation
Editor Michael Cain wraps up the two week foray into a hitherto non-discussed subject and that is whether the conciliar popes from John XXIII through Benedict XVI are Catholic. Having weighed all the essays to date, Cain applies Our Lord's words in Sacred Scripture and the disciplinary measures set in place to assure the faithful whether one elected to the Chair of Peter is indeed a Pope before God and man. Cain points out one way to calibrate this measurement is in the Pontifical Oath that 179 Sovereign Pontiffs solemnly took upon their coronation - a vow before God to uphold and not change anything handed down. Cain asserts that, true to Christ's words, "no man can serve two masters." Either the conciliar popes have served God uncompromisingly and preserved the constituted evangelic Tradition and the purity of the orthodox Faith and Christian religion without altering anything their predecessors have defined and declared, or they have undertaken such a blasphemous venture as to incur their own excommunication and therefore forfeit all authority per Christ's words and Pope Paul IV's Papal Bull Cum ex apostolatus officio which is still in force. It can't be both. Either they are Catholic or not. There can be no middle road. Cain breaks down the doctrinal deductions in his editorial The Syllogism of Sedevacantism
Father Kevin Vaillancourt weighs in today on putting to rest the villainization of those "dirty ol' sedevacantists" by asking the reader to realize who the sedevacantists really are. Though the word, derived from Latin, is a relatively modern term used to identify those who believe that the Chair of Peter has been vacant since the death of Pope Pius XII for the very reason of public heresy by the conciliar popes, Father identifies four very trusting saints who hold to the same position. Father points out that there cannot be a double standard with the rules holding for one and not the other; so also with a pope. Because of his grave responsibility, one who is a true pope must be held to an even stricter behavior in adhering to the sacred oath administered to every Sovereign Pontiff from St. Agatho on: "Accordingly, without exclusion, We subject to severest excommunication anyone -- be it Ourselves or be it another -- who would dare to undertake anything new in contradiction to this constituted evangelic Tradition and the purity of the orthodox Faith and the Christian religion, or would seek to change anything by his opposing efforts, or would agree with those who undertake such a blasphemous venture." Has there been "such a blasphemous venture"? What else would one call it? Father points out the obvious in his piece Who Are The Sedevacantists?
"By their fruits you shall know them"
Father Martin Stepanich, a retired Franciscan seminary professor with a Doctorate in Sacred Theology, responds to Fr. Gruner's article that first appeared in The Fatima Crusader and which ran on these pages on October 3rd. In his response titled in which he emphasizes the Latin words "Take and Read!", he keys on the point that it's time to dismiss dead arguments already refuted by the Living Magisterium because, the last he checked, persistent public pronouncements and scandals without correction or repentance definitely manifest public, formal or material heresy and the greater the office, the greater the scandal and offense. What else would one call it when one persists in deviating from the Catholic Faith but heresy? - Manifest Heresy! It doesn't matter the nuances or the "heart of the suspect" - it is a public act, not a private one and public acts call for a public reparation. The bottom line is to keep the faith, even if there remain only a remnant. Past saints and Doctors have attested to this as Father cuts through the chaff with the wheat of Tolle! Lege!
Symphony of Suffering
On this Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, what so many fail to realize in the midst of these discussions on whether the conciliar popes are Catholic, what the Mother of God has imparted over the centuries, not to mention Divine Revelation about these times. When quotes and brickbats are being thrown around so liberally in such subjective tones, Cyndi Cain reminds all that Mary's Divine Son foretold of these times and He sent His Blessed Mother not only to Fatima, but before that to Quito in Ecuador in the 16th Century and then La Salette to mention just a few in expressing her great sorrow as the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. God sent His Mother to remind us what Holy Scripture affirms: to stand firm and hold to tradition. Yet His adversary the devil roams around freely like a roaring lion seeking whom he wills to devour and we aid his frenzy by bickering amongst ourselves, not realizing what has occurred is exactly as Our Lady said and the Sacred Scriptures predicted. Cyndi expands on this in her letter It's Not Good to Make Mother Mary Mad
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.