December 1 and 2 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from: Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, the last day of the Church's Liturgical Year.
"Qui legit, intelligat"
As a special treat for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we bring you Father Louis Campbell's sermon from two years ago in which he emphasized the need to seek the City of God as St. Augustine so brilliantly wrote in his masterful work of the same name. Father pointed out the how God gives us a wonderful glimpse of that City through His Most Blessed Virgin Mother Mary and illustrates this with the significance of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe when the Blessed Mother conveyed the message of hope and love to a humble peasant worker Juan Diego and gave evidence of how great the City of God could be with the miracle of the tilma and the conversion of nine million souls and the ultimate end of human sacrifice by the Aztec nation as collectively they turned their backs on the city of man. If ever it was vital to do the same it is in these times when what the pagan Aztecs and Mayans did pale in comparison to the vile abomination of abortion where human souls are sacrificed to the gods of convenience. The city of man leads only to peril and ruin as the holy Archbishop of Hippo asserts. It is a strange conundrum that the conciliar church boasts of a "New Springtime" when, in reality, it is a path in the city of man, not of God, and leads only to the autumn of dissipation of souls and the winter of discontent and ruin. We see this ruin and apostasy so prevalent today in the aftermath of the blatant heresy and scandal of Joseph Ratzinger's actions in Turkey. Be not surprised by anything the conciliarists do for they subscribe to the city of man, lock, stock and barrel whereas true Catholics must always be
Rejoicing in the City of God
Symphony of Suffering
For the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we bring you a rare article by Cyndi Cain, who shares the urgency of listening to God and His primary emissary - His Most Blessed Mother Mary. Now more than ever before. One of Mary's most powerful messages came on this day 475 years ago on Tepeyac Hill in Guadalupe, Mexico. The purpose was to inform the New World, then ruled by the Aztec Empire, to embrace the New Faith being brought to them by the Spanish missionaries as well as stop the barbaric practice of human sacrifice, a custom long observed by the pagan culture. Just as the Father chose for His only-begotten Son Jesus Christ to be born in a humble, poor stable, so also He chose a humble peasant to be the clarion for the means of salvation that would take the New World by storm for the Faith and end the human sacrifice by the Aztec nation at the same time defections were going on in the Old World due to the damaging Protestant Reformation. Cyndi points out that Our Lady's mission is still not done, for a far worse human sacrifice has not only visited our earth and our country in the horrible holocaust of the womb - abortion. She asks all to prepare for the birth of the Messiah by doing all in our power to help prepare for the births of 4,000 daily who are denied the right to life through abortion. Each of us can do our part to fulfill Our Lady's plea by offering our prayers and encouraging others of the vital importance of the Sanctity of Life and by using this Advent in prayer, penance and fasting for the reparation of many souls and the conversion of the hard-hearted. She asks through tears to all, especially the lukewarm, if they know
The Difference Between Childlike and Childish.
Despite the superficial reviews you may have heard from your neighborhood conciliar curmudgeons or Protestant praisers of The Nativity Story, read Gabriel Garnica's piece which, combined with Dr. Thomas Droleskey's "Easy for Blasphemers to Endorse Blasphemy", should give you a clear picture of why Catholics cannot in any way condone or want to see the much hyped supposed answer to Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ. Despite the staged enthusiasm for a religious piece, it leaves Catholic truth in pieces. The devil was dancing in Paul VI Hall on December 1 when The Nativity Story premiered before 7000 clueless conciliarists who gave it their rousing endorsement even though the film is full of heresy and blasphemy. But then what conciliarist can identify heresy or blasphemy anymore? That is because they are imbued with heretical ideas and practices, and therefore have no problem with a highly offensive Protestantized film that insults the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph, and, by doing so, offends God Himself as Gabriel explains in his column The Antithesis of Catholic Truth: The Nativity Story
"Qui legit, intelligat"
We've chosen for Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent one he gave in 2003 which is even more pertinent today even. He makes it very clear that only in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church is salvation possible by citing Sacred Scripture and the Athanasian Creed. Yet what we have heard from the conciliar church of Vatican II sounds nothing like the dogma Extra Ecclesiam nullam salus for we are told by the ecumaniacal Vaticanistas that Christians, Jews and Muslims worship the same God and there is no need to proselytize as the current secretary of state of the conciliar church "Cardinal" Tarcisio Bertone just bleated publicly in cowtowing to Alexy II and the Communists of Russia. Interesting, that it is the same Bertone who was complicit in fabricating the Third Secret of Fatima. Just more proof that the One who is to come is not Christ Who they await, but the head of the New One World Order, One World Religion...and we all know who that will be. Can you say antichrist?! Anyone who subscribes to universalism and indifferentism is not only on their way to paving his way, but sins gravely against the Faith and that goes from Joseph Ratzinger on down. How dare the Modernist church undermine Catholic doctrine. We must pray for these apostates and pray that God will increase and strengthen our beliefs, our Faith so that we will properly be prepared our Savior Jesus Christ,
The One Who is to Come
With Christmas commercials blaring sales ads for every kind of high tech television from the minature Dick Tracy watch type to mega-large screen theater systems worth thousands of dollars, the temptation to get a TV set is enticing. Denise Trias hopes to allay those urges by going the other way and not even thinking of upgrading, let alone even watching. It's been called many things from the boob-tube to hypnotizer, from the shrine of the couch potato to the electronic babysitter. Whether it is HDTV, digital, cable, dish or plain ol' antenna, most consider it a necessity and in that faux pas state does the tabernacle of satan reign supreme in practically every home. That is the sad reality of how a culture, a nation, a civilization has been conquered by the prince of darkness for mankind, including Traditional Catholics, have become slaves to The Golden Calf in the Living Room
"Qui legit, intelligat"
For Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception we chose his sermon from three years ago in which he highlighted what Pope Pius IX emphasized in proclaiming the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Father also reminds us that Mary is always there for us no matter what our need for she is in every way a mother. But she is the purest of mothers and the filth and obscenities that permeate society today so greatly offend her, her Divine Son and the Heavenly Father. She is the last line of defense before the Lord unleashes his just wrath on those who insist on following the prince of the world. Rather than taking the low road, Father encourages all to follow Our Lady. She stands as the Morning Star reflecting the grace from God onto us if only we accept it and follow her example of purity and obedience to God's will. That is
The High Road to Heaven
The Straight Stuff
Griff Ruby tackles the very crux of the problem so evident in the conciliar church that many cannot see it: Invisibilism. He points out that if Modernism is "the synthesis of all heresies," and it most definitely is, then Invisibilism is "the heresy behind all heresies." This is because the visible Church, as She was for nearly 2000 years, is no longer visible to the vast majority. In her stead has come the eclipse by the conciliar church of Her infrangible dogmas and doctrines, not to mention the very essence of Catholic worship - the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the patrimony of holy Mother Church. Thanks to the heresy of Invisibilism these have been slowly, and not so slowly, but surely erased from the memories of several generations. In these dark times, when all looks the darkest, there truly is hope by remembering what Christ Himself promised: He would be with us until the end of the world, but He also counts on us to do our part for the salvation of souls and the restoration of holy Mother Church. Griff explained in the first of a series on the problems and solutions with his piece on the heresy of Invisibilism
Doctors of the Church
Thursday, December 7th, a day of fast and abstinence in preparation for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, is the feast of the holy bishop and Doctor of the Church
Saint Ambrose. He is the seventh in the chronological line of noted and revered Doctors of the Church. He 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 among many other lesser known saints. With the wisdom granted to the Archbishop of Alexandria, Ambrose fought vigorously against the Arian heresy towards the end of the 4th century. Saint Ambrose, this valiant bishop who stood for the true Faith in the face of apostate colleagues, let nothing faze him for he was appointed by God as a Converter of Saints
Doctors of the Church
The thirteenth Doctor in this chronological series on the Doctors of the Church is Saint Peter Chrysologus whose feast day is December 4th. He 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 . He dauntlessly combated the damaging heresy of Monophysism and saved many souls from this error as Archbishop of Ravenna where he emphasized a strict discipline against laxity in all things. So great was his eloquence in conveying the Faith in all its beauty and simplicity that Saint Peter Chrysologus is remembered, even though few of his sermons have survived the annals of history, as the Doctor of Homilies.
Christ or chaos
While we carry Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's articles on a specific link on these pages daily, we wanted to bring to your attention four of his most recent. One is how we can best prepare for the Nativity during this Advent with his piece Anticipating Advent (2006). Another lists all the Novus Ordo conciliar "bishops" in the United States and shows that there really are only ten men who were validly consecrated and they are, for the most part, retired and long ago sold out to the conciliar heresies, meaning the only valid bishops are those who can trace true consecrations back to the successors of the Apostles and the only ones with valid consecrations who have remained loyal to holy Mother Church are the traditional bishops. He provides the evidence in his cogent piece, Thank You, John Paul II. Dovetailing from that are two articles that prove the conciliar popes cannot possibly be Catholic for they have publicly apostasized from the true Faith by pandering to pagans as the pictures above bear out and as Tom compares in When Praying with Baal and His Friends is Considered A Gesture of "Fraternity" Finally, in commemoration of the 425th anniversary of the martyrdom of the holy, dauntless Jesuit Father Edmund Campion on December 1, Tom presents a piece on Campion as in Champion and the parallel of what happened in England to exactly what has happened in the conciliar church. In lieu of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the hatchet men at the top are named John Paul II and Benedict XVI who have either forgotten or purposely dismissed the specific marching orders of our Lord Himself for the primary mission of the Church, carried out so faithfully until 1959. Tom explains in his poignant piece A Champion for all Ages. The best way to sum up what Tom has written is to call it Catholic Champions and Conciliar Chumps
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the First Sunday of Advent we go back one year when he clearly showed how man-made religions have forsaken what God commanded and what Christ established with His only One, True Church. Father pointed 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 documented this travesty. He also showed 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 explained in his sermon
"You shall not carve idols"
The Sanity of Sanctity
Need some impetus to prepare for Christmas during December? What we provide is a litany to all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated in the month of December. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. While there are several Advent feria days in this month along with a few Ember Day Propers, almost each day is dedicated to one or more saints historically and acknowledged in the traditional calendars. 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 December and better prepare to offer a worthy gift to the Christ Child on Christmas morn. Litany of the December Saints
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Held October 16, 2006
For those wanting to listen to the full debate, it is now available on audio at October 2006 Debate at John Lane's site, and soon, thanks to Jennifer Migala, we hope to be able to provide the transcript of the entire Debate held Monday, October 16 at the auditorium of Lewis and Clark High School in Downtown Spokane, Washington which featured John Lane of Australia and editor of The Aquinas Catholic site and the Bellarmine Forum who provided the arguments that the conciliar popes cannot possibly be Catholic and therefore the Church remains in a continued state where the chair remains empty until the election of a valid Pope, debating Robert Sungenis, president of Catholic Apologetics Inc., and a convert who was on EWTN for several years, who took the opposite position, arguing that we must give consideration to the conciliar popes as valid and therefore consent to conciliarism and all the baggage it brings with it in contradiction to Catholic truth. For comments by Myrna Migala and the editor at Hot Issues and the thorough follow up to his own impressions which, hitherto until now, debate moderator Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey remained silent on, but now is free to speak on his perspective of the debate with his feature Debating Past Each Other.
In addition, now available on audio at Traditional Catholic Sermons are the excellent arguments on Sedevacantism by His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas of the Congregation for Mary Immaculate Queen, presented and documented during the 2006 Fatima Conference last week.
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