Front Page December 17-23 Issue (dec2006d.htm)

Month of the Divine Infancy
December 17 through 23, 2006      Volume 17, nos. 339-345

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    Rest in Peace, Father John F. O'Connor

       In the span of six weeks we have lost three giants of the Traditional Movement. The third to pass was the noted former Dominican Father John F. O'Connor whose funeral was Saturday, December 17 following his death, most characteristically, on December 7, the feast of one of the great defenders of Catholic Truth against the Arian Heresy, Saint Ambrose. He died in northern Illinois on the day which was also the vigil of the Immaculate Conception. We are confident Our Lady welcomed him with open arms. His death follows on the heels of Father James F. Wathen's passing a month earlier and the death of Father Lawrence Brey a few weeks ago. The ranks are thinning fast and one has to wonder what does God have in store considering He's taken home three dedicated men who had been so influential in the salvation of souls and exposing the conciliar lies. Father O'Connor's eulogy reads that he was born in Alpharetta, Georgia in 1929. He was formally of Chicago. He was ordained in the beautiful old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco in 1955 when it was truly Catholic. As a Dominican priest he taught at various college institutions in Wisconsin, Texas and Louisiana. Following that he embarked on a national preaching apostolate to warn the faithful of the grave dangers of Vatican II and what it portended, traveling over a half million miles throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the Philippines. Naturally it did not go well with him when he outed his own Superior and other high-ups within the Dominican Order of sodomy and cover-up. Before Randy Engel ever did a spec of research for her masterful tome "The Rite of Sodomy", Father O'Connor stood dauntless against the queer-orientation within the conciliar church, and in all charity for the sake of souls, dedicated his life to exposing bishop after bishop, superior after superior of this grave sin fostered by the hierarchy of the counterfeit conciliar church. This editor can remember Father O'Connor's stunning alert back in the late 80's when Leo Maher was still Bishop of San Diego that, at that time, two-thirds of the clergy in Southern California were homosexuals. Ouch! And that was before Robert Brom and the fairy-influenced Roger Mahony ever came on the scene. Since then it has only grown worse as Engle has documented, as Michael Rose has documented, as so many have pointed out, and yet, most Catholics are clueless in thinking the foxes guarding the hen houses have the answers and will eradicate the problem. When will they wake up and realize they're the problem and that goes from the top men - Roncalli, Montini, Wojtyla and Ratzinger - all Grand Masters of the Conciliar Lodge on down through the rest of the malaise of the sewage-ridden potentates and the rest of the non-Catholic presbyters posing as priests and deceiving millions out of millions and denying them the true sacraments and consequently gravely jeopardizing millions and millions of souls. Father O'Connor was one of the first to see this hellish rot and had the courage of St. Ambrose to go against the grain, to suffer the slings and arrows of the liars and deceivers and rapers of souls for the sake of fulfilling what his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ commanded. Father John O'Connor stands ever taller today as he stands before God and the book is opened and the souls of those saved through Father John's tireless efforts are revealed. Though most are relatively safe in saying he, along with the other traditional priests who have fulfilled their mission on this earth, will be rewarded with eternal happiness, as Catholics we can never presume and therefore we urge you to remember his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of Christ our Lord. Amen.


                   



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Third Week of Advent

  O Lord, we beg Thee, incline Thy ear to our prayers and enlighten the darkness of our minds by the grace of Thy visitation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The above special prayer, if recited 15 times a day from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle to the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, will help one obtain favors if one's requests are in accordance with God's Will and has a pious heart. This special prayer, simply called the "Christmas Prayer". It is believed that whoever recites the above prayer with a pious heart fifteen times daily during this time of Advent will obtain whatever is asked. This Christmas prayer carries an Imprimatur from Archbishop Michael Augustine of New York City during the Pontificate of Pope Leo XIII on February 6, 1897.

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 three candles during the third 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.
"The Joy of the Lord is our Strength"

  • December 17 through December 23 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     The Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) through Ember Saturday
    December 17December 18 December 19December 20 December 21 December 22 December 23

    The "O Antiphons" were first put into use by Holy Mother Church in the eighth and ninth centuries. Said in the Office for the day, they are derived from various titles of Christ and scripturally based short prayers said from the 17th through the 23rd of December by which the Church expresses her deep longing for the coming of the Messiah.

    O WISDOM, Who came from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly: COME, and teach us the way of prudence. Amen.

    O LORD AND RULER of the House of Israel, Who appeared to Moses in the flame of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: COME, and redeem us with outstretched arms. Amen

    O ROOT OF JESSE, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom the kings keep silence and unto Whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: COME, to deliver us and tarry not. Amen

    O KEY OF DAVID and Sceptre of the House of Israel, Who opens and no man shuts, Who shuts and no man opens: COME, and bring forth the captive from his prison, he who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death. Amen.

    O DAWN OF THE EAST, brightness of light eternal, and Sun of Justice: COME, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. Amen.

    O KING OF THE GENTILES and their desired One, the Cornerstone that makes both one: COME, and deliver man, whom You formed out of the dust of the earth. Amen.

    O EMMANUEL, God with us, our King and Lawgiver, the expected of the nations and their Savior: COME, to save us, O Lord our God. Amen.


  • December 24 through December 30 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     The Fourth Sunday of Advent through Saturday within the Octave
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  • December 31 through January 6 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     The Sunday Within the Octave of the Nativity through the Feast of the Epiphany
    December 31January 1 January 2January 3 January 4 January 5 January 6


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    "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
    St. Matthew 19: 26

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       Christ or chaos is the site where Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has posted some of the most significant articles of our times. There is probably no more prolific writer in the Traditional Catholic Movement today than Tom, whose mission in life is to save souls and to restore the patrimony of the Roman Catholic Church. Few are more dedicated to this cause in not only preaching it, but living what he preaches. He has walked and driven the journey for it is doubtful anyone - anyone - has assisted at Holy Mass at more Traditional Chapels in the United States than Tom and his wife Sharon and their young daughter Lucy. If souls can be equated to miles, than we can be most optimistic that the fruits of his labors, the persecution he has endured both within and without the Traditional Movement, and his constant call for what Pope Pius XI called for as the only answer for world peace in Quas Primas - the restoration of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ. Only by following His Blessed Mother's advice and honoring her as her divine Son honored and obeyed her for 30 years can we hope to attain such a lofty, but necessary goal for the sake of souls everywhere. We present several of his recent columns below since we'll only be updating and monitoring the site to alert you to his latest column once a week. We strongly encourage you to go there often for you will get the unadulterated Catholic truth and always a frank, honest, and crystal clear assessment of the current crisis and why Holy Mother Church is in eclipse as Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Scriptures, Saints and Our Lady foretold. Tom has the solutions and it begins with prayer and perseverance and then truly knowing your Faith so you can keep it in this time of The Great Apostasy. Below are most of his most recent ones. Each is powerful on its own. This should give the reader plenty of reading material for the month not only the articles below but by going to his latest column during December at Christ or chaos Columns

    We also remind you he will be speaking in the southwest, Texas and Louisiana before Christmas and you can check his Speaking Schedule for locations, dates and times.

  • Caritas Super Omnia 2006
  • Still Squaring the Circle
  • An Immovable Foe of Religious Liberty
  • A Heavenly Mission: Conversion
  • Conciliarism's Blindness-Inducing Acid
  • Thank you, Martin Luther and John Calvin
  • Preserved from All Sin, Filled with All Grace
  • Razing the Bastions of Truth Himself
  • Only One Religion Produces Peace
  • Easy for Blasphemers to Endorse Blasphemy
  • In a Flash
  • When Praying with Baal and His Friends is Considered A Gesture of "Fraternity"
  • A Champion for All Ages
  • Anticipating Advent 2006
  • Keep Giving Our Lady Your Daily Prayers and Sacrifices
  • Thank You, John Paul II
  • Double Nickel
  • Celebrate the Feast of Pope Saint Clement I with Thanks for being a Catholic
  • It's Up---and It's No Good
  • Religious Liberty, Pro Vobis et Pro Multis
  • But, but, but, but...but Nothing!
  • Yet Another Conciliar Shell Game
  • Take No Chances At All
  • Heaven Knows Anything Doesn't Go
  • Men Who Think They are Different
  • Shifting Sands of Conciliar Novelty
  • Shifting Sands of Popular Sovereignty
  • Dry Rot to the Core
  • The Folly of Playing the Adversary's Rules
  • Rushing to Judgment Without Checking the Facts
  • Enjoy the Myth - of American Freedom, That Is - While It Lasts
  • Fascism at Work and In Your Face
  • Suffering is the Only Path to Triumph
  • A Positivist's Work is Never Done
  • Arrogating to the People What Belongs to Christ the King
  • Debating Past Each Other
  • Fighting for the Right Army
  • The End Must be Near
  • Defecting from Faith and Worship
  • E Pluribus Unum?
  • Alien to the Faith and thus to Truth Himself
  • Only One Election Matters
  • Universal Salvation for Almost All
  • A Patron Saint for Conciliarism
  • Winning Nations for Christ the King and Mary Our Immaculate Queen
  • The Holy Ghost Does Not Contradict Himself
  • The Work of Columbus
  • Hi-Yo, Silver, Away! Let's Go, Mets
  • Exposing Souls to a Fate Far Worse than Limbo
  • Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Do NOR Go Forth and Baptize
  • Theology via Etch-a-Sketch
  • Holiness Unalloyed
  • Defending Wolves, Offending Justice and Truth
  • Put Your Guardian Angel to Work at All Times


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       In addition, we urge you to sign the petition being submitted to the three SSPX Bishops to save the Society of St. Pius X from itself and the machinations of modern Rome to lure them in. Impress on them the need for unity in the Traditional Catholic Movement and remind them that to recognize any authority of an apostate church and an excommunicated leader in the imposter Benedict XVI is akin to serving mammon, not God. Reject modernist Rome once and forever and embrace eternal Rome and all she has passed down from 33 A.D. to 1958. For the sake of souls, pray and sign the petition to urge pressure on Bishop Fellay to cease and desist at once from compromising the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church and from holding any communication with the enemy. The very appointment of Claudio Hummes to replace Dario Hoyos Castrillon shows the handwriting on the wall that Benedict has no intention of ever restoring the True Mass; if anything it illustrates that he more likely will abolish any semblance of Ecclesia Dei Commission and truly turn every Indult into an Insult. Remind the bishops of the tragedy of Campos and cling ever to the pre-conciliar Mass - not the 1962 Mass, but the Mass of All Ages, the Apostolic Mass of Tradition - the Traditional Latin Mass, also called the Tridentine Mass in the Latin form established over the last 1500 years. You can sign the petition at

    Break Off Relations With the conciliarists of Modernist Rome
       Through the intercession of good Saint Joseph, a stairway was built in Santa Fe, an elevator miraculously provided. Now parishioners of the Traditional Catholic community of Mount Saint Michael's in Spokane are praying for his intercession to revive a most necessary means of conveying materials and the handicapped from one floor to another: An elevator.
    For those who are not aware, the elevator in the five story tower of Mt. St. Michael's broke last year. Since it is an old-fashioned classic Otis from the early nineteenth century, it is much more expensive than a normal elevator because of the authorized national historic preservation of the building and architecture. Therefore, the Mount is praying to St. Joseph and seeking donations to help cover the immense expense of replacing it so that normal operations can resume with the fifty nuns and students at the Academy as well as parishioners for Holy Mass. Presently handicapped parishioners are not able to attend Mass in the main chapel on the second floor of this historical building. If you can help, see Help restore the Elevator



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       We remind you to remember the repose of the souls of Father James Francis Wathen and Father Lawrence Severinus Brey, two Traditional stalwart priests whom we lost in November. Pray for all dry martyrs who have given their all to Christ and the only Church He established so that we might benefit from the merits of Jesus' ultimate sacrifice on the cross in expiation for the sins of those who would be faithful to all He taught and authorized His apostles to pass on in the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church outside of which there is no salvation.
     

       As promised, we will be bringing you a few of the prayers Father Lawrence Brey composed in tribute to this dedicated traditional priest who passed away late in November. Below is his poem he wrote on December 1, 2005 for Advent.

    "IMPATIENT EXPECTATIONS"

      Advent is a time of joy,
      A time of Holy Expectation.
      We soon expect the Tiny Boy:
      We wait and long with all Creation.

        O Come, O Come, Emmanuel -
        That's what Advent's all about!
        He comes to save us all from Hell:
        Of that, for sure, there is no doubt!

          Veni, Veni, Christus Rex:
          We long for Thee, we sigh for Thee!
          O come, remove the Devil's Hex:
          O come, Lord God, and make us Free!

            Advent is the "Coming" we await:
            As generations before did wait.
            With "Holy Impatience" do we wait.
            Oh, Hurry, Lord, don't Hesitate!

              O come, please come, we long and languish!
              We sigh and groan and wait and long,
              For Thee, O Lord, to end our anguish!
              O come, this is our "Advent Song."

                It's a holy Advent song we sing:

                  A song of Holy Expectation!
                  A song we sing for every Nation!
                  A song of holy Inspiration!
                  A song of great Anticipation!
                  A song to bring our Transformation!
                  A song of greatest Jubilation!
                  A song of endless Celebration!

                    O come, O come, Emmanuel,
                    And Thus Fulfill Our Expectation!


                       




      We began our 17th year of publishing with our tenth on the internet, which originated with our publishing the monthly Catholic-Internet Network for nearly two years before debuting The Daily Catholic on November 1, 1997. And, speaking of looking back, we were proud to have shared a sample of some of the best articles of 2005: Sixty of them!



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  • In keeping with Christ's assurance in Matthew 7: 19 that "Every tree that yieldeth not good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire" the disintegration of the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan man-made church is inevitable. The collapse of this synthetic pan-christian religion spawned from Vatican II, which has usurped the True Roman Catholic Church, is evident from the news reports below, the feature articles to the right beneath the Propers of the Mass. These features and our Credo page should be for all stunning

    of the realization of what has been peddled by the conciliar church of Vatican II is not Catholic and contradicts what the True Church truly teaches as you'll find on our CREDO & CULTURE Page, and especially in the infrangible Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the true Liturgy for each day of the Church's liturgical year, which we provide daily for readers with the Ordinary and Proper of each Mass in both Latin and English so Catholics may truly continue to practice their Faith and truly KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH! Tried and True! Tridentine True! Accept no substitutes. Say No! to the NO!

    While you will see we have providing a warning caution to the left, that caution does not apply to the four traditional sites we highlighted above Dr. Droleskey's columns. That is because Tom's columns are the benchmark for traditional writing today. Also, with Traditio, whether you agree with Fr. Moderator or not, you will always get the perennial position of Holy Mother Church without any trace of modernity. We also strongly recommend the other two links: Tradition In Action with the expertise of Atila Sinke Guimar„es and Dr. Marian Therese Horvat, and Traditional Catholic Sermons where you can hear the unadulterated truth in applying the infrangible Deposit of the Faith to our daily lives. At these four Traditional Catholic sites we can assure you they will cut through the spin and chaff to get to Catholic truth and we can confidently endorse them as true to the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church.


    "He has scattered the proud"
  • 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.
    November 26November 27 November 28November 29 November 30 December 1 December 2

    "You shall not carve idols"
    The Road to Heaven
  • December 3 through December 9 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     The First Sunday of Advent through the Advent Feria on Saturday, including Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on Friday.
    December 3December 4 December 5December 6 December 7 December 8 December 9

  • The One Who is to Come
    Rejoicing in the City of God
  • December 10 through December 16 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     The Second Sunday of Advent through the Advent Feria on Saturday
    December 10December 11 December 12December 13 December 14 December 15 December 16

  • "Qui legit, intelligat"
    For Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, we've gone back three years ago to share his sermon in which he highlighted the reasons for rejoicing. Gaudete Sunday is termed thus for it is taken from the first word "Rejoice" in today's Introit from Philippians 4: 4-6. Father points out the great joy those in the state of grace and striving for sanctity experience for Christ is our strength and He is pure joy. Thus it is irrefutable: Forget the blondes, it is the Saints who have more fun! And why not, for their joy is spiritual joy, "a peace which surpasseth all understanding." In the counterfeit conciliar church today this peace is so misunderstood, looking to humanistic means to find that which is spiritual and only of and from God. Because of the misdirection since Vatican II, this peace and joy are something found so lacking in today's society. Father illustrated through passages of Sacred Scripture not only this joy, but the utter void of joy and inner peace in those who reject God's love here on this temporal earth and for eternity as he explained in his sermon "The Joy of the Lord is our Strength"


    The Straight Stuff
    As a follow-up to his last article on "Invisibilism", Griff Ruby continues his series on solutions as he begins to lay out the path that Traditional Catholics need to realize in seeking to restore the Oneness of holy Mother Church, which, though still intact in the True Church now in the catacombs, is blurred from so many because of the divisiveness of various factions within the Traditional movement. In order to bring unity, Griff proposes a necessary course that begins with true oecumenism as opposed to the false ecumenism of Vatican II and the conciliar church. And the Journey toward full alignment with the perennial and infallible Magisterium of the Church inevitably returns to True Catholicism when one realizes there needs to be unity of Traditional Catholics in all things holy Mother Church has always taught and realize the conciliar church is not even on the radar as far as accordance with Catholic truth. The ecumenism of Vatican II is heretical, whereas the goal of Traditional oecumenism is necessary to unite the flocks in preparing for a true Vicar of Christ to come as Griff points out in his column Trad-Oecumenism
    "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.
    Gabriel's Clarion
    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
    Reality Check
    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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    For past articles in Round One and Round Two of the arguments pro and con on whether the conciliar popes are Catholic, click on either respective icon.

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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.

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    PAPAL PROOF OF WHAT THE CHURCH TRULY TEACHES
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    His Eminence Saint Robert Cardinal Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church


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