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Month of the Most Precious Blood
WEDNESDAY     July 19, 2006      Volume 17, no. 188

    This year, more than any other in the three-year history of these awards, voters ran the gamut of choices. Many were nominated who are already in the Hall of Honor and therefore their votes could not be counted. Many who were nominated do not meet the 20-year-in-service-to-Tradition requirement and so could not be admitted as nominees. Thus, when all votes were tallied and the editorial board weighed all the evidence, we have settled on the five to be enshrined this year. Three are being awarded posthumously and two still very much active in the Traditional movement, albeit at opposite ends of the spectrum opinion-wise as to the authenticity of the conciliar popes.

    We must add that one of those receiving numerous votes and therefore eligible, has himself expressed in the past that he would not be available to be acknowledged for any honor afforded him. That person is Father M. E. Morrison, better known the world over as "Father Moderator" from the well-known Traditio.com website. Indeed, he was the internet pioneer who has been at the forefront for well over a decade and before that in other mediums in separating the wheat from the chaff. And though we would dearly like to bow to the readers' votes and select Father, he chooses to keep his own sacerdotal life and history private and, in deference to his stated wishes, we will respect and honor that. Suffice it to say, we salute him and assert he does belong in the Hall of Honor and in many hearts throughout the world he's there. A great majority have learned of the terrible devastation wrought by Vatican II and received hope from his words over the years, not to mention the invaluable Traditional Catholic Directory he has published and updated over the past eleven years. Despite differences with others in the Traditional Movement, he has always stood as an independent voice for the Traditional Movement and, through a true sensus Catholicus perspective, has striven to provide the clearest picture possible of the situation as well as providing a comprehensive compendium of documents, quotes and devotions for Catholics to utilize. He has been proven correct in his assessments most of the time. He warned of Campos well before it was even a possibility. He warned of a cozying up to Rome by some in the SSPX long before anyone else did. He warned of Ratzinger's liberalism..well before...well, you get the picture. Some say he is too harsh, and yet, who enshrined in the Hall is not without some blemishes, some bad judgments, some poor decisions? Not one nor any one of us from this editor to every reader throughout the world.

    That is why no one should be surprised this year at the selections finally agreed upon. They include His Excellency Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngo-dinh-Thuc and Father Urban Snyder, both deceased as well as His Excellency Bishop Tissier de Mallerais of the Society of St. Pius X and Father Anthony Cekada who has gained in visibility from his well-received refutations of the attacks on those who consider the conciliar popes are not Catholic. Indeed, Father Cekada's arguments leveled the playing field, if you will, and his chief antagonizer retreated to refocus his strategy toward the battlefield of EWTN and the conciliar church as it should be. It does no good to stir up a hornet's nest in one's own family. And Traditional Catholics are all one family whether they be SSPX, independent, CMRI, SSPV, Trento or even some Home-aloners or some FSSP who refuse to say the Novus Ordo. More are being given the graces to join this Traditional Catholic family, but the bickering amongst ourselves only serves to deter others from assisting at the Immemorial Canonized Holy Mass of All Ages. There must be unity in all things essential which means the dogmas, doctrines, and the inerrant Scriptures leave no room for opinion. They are essential to the Faith. The same with infallible documents of the Church when a true Pope or Council speak on Faith and Morals. Roma locuta, causa finita est. In those things which are open to discussion we must afford the freedom to discuss. This includes the question as to the validity of orders, whether the conciliar popes are Catholic or not, and various positions of assorted traditional groups, as well as studying positions and statements by previous Popes, Saints and Doctors of the Church in applying their wisdom to today's unprecedented crisis. To suppress freedom of speech in these areas is fascism. There must be liberty to discuss openly. Most importantly in all things: CHARITY. With those ground rules every Traditional Catholic can better understand why things have grown progressively worse and what each needs to do to restore the Faith. It begins with prayer.

    That is why we are proud of the candidates to be enshrined this year. All of these nominees have worked in the vineyard for the Truths and Traditions for over twenty years and, even in the public limelight, always placed prayer as the priority. Several candidates were nominated, but do not yet meet the 20-year rule as of this time. In fact, this is the first year there are no laity among those being enshrined for no one received the necessary majority or met the duration requirements. In the future, just as the Baseball Hall of Fame does, they will be eligible and we look forward to their inclusion.

    But for this year - 2006 - we present five candidates. In lieu of publicly honoring Father Moderator, we have thus, with the recommendation of the editorial board, decided to establish and extend a venerable Tower of Trent Trophy to a person who preceded Vatican II. Each year hence one will be inducted into the Hall of Honor who preceded the wreckovation of Vatican II. Thus we have chosen to honor a great man today. He is one who we rely on today in remembering the importance of the Proper of the Mass with his magnificent 15-volume masterpiece The Liturgical Year. This Benedictine Abbot who spearheaded the reform of Gregorian Chant and the Benedictines in France in the 19th century adds so much insight, treasures and spiritual meditation to each day. It prompts the reader to appreciate all the more the infrangible Holy Sacrifice and the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Thus, we are most pleased to present - as the fifth enshrinee into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor in 2006 - the Most Reverend Abbot of Solesmes, Dom Prosper Louis Pascal Gueranger. Each year aside from four (if they meet eligibility) we will open up the fifth spot to a notable Church luminary who lived and promoted the Truths of Trent and all Holy Mother Church has always taught.

    Each Wednesday for the next five weeks we will dedicate to one of these five noted. Beginning today, the feast of the French priest St. Vincent de Paul, and in the spirit of "the last shall be first," we honor another French cleric Dom Gueranger. Next Wednesday - July 26 - on the feast of Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we will honor His Excellency Archbishop Thuc. The following Wednesday - August 2 - the Feast of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church we honor Father Urban Snyder. With the posthumous awards completed, we will then honor two of the living leaders who run the gamut in today's traditional opinions. In deference of rank, we will honor His Excellency Bernard Tissier de Mallerais on the feast of Saint John Marie Vianney - August 9. It is fitting considering that he co-consecrated Bishop Castro de Mayer's successor Bishop Licinio Rangel of the Campos Society of St. John Marie Vianney. We will finish up the 2006 Tower of Trent Awards on the Feast of Saint Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 16th when we pay tribute to Father Anthony Cekada who has, in a way, become the link between Archbishop Thuc and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who was enshrined as a charter member of the Hall of Honor in 2004.

    So that is the line-up. We waited until mid-July this year rather than in May to reveal the 2006 Tower of Trent Awards for a number of reasons. One was the hospitalization of the wife of the editor and time for recuperation, another was that we wanted to do extensive research into each candidate, most notably Archbishop Thuc to assure our readers that all candidates are truly worthy. We can confidently say they are, especially His Excellency from Vietnam for he truly deserves this honor and the readers' have chosen wisely. With that, we present our tribute today to Dom Prosper Gueranger, a man who provided the wisdom and devotion to countless souls that could well someday make him a holy Doctor of the Church.



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   Self-Induced Blindness is a chronology of how blatantly the conciliarists spin anathemas whether it is in the curia or a papal nuncio to the UN or whoever or whatever, and where the Secretary for the Congregation for Divine Worship delineates in the word "our" that the conciliar church is NOT Catholic. All have seemingly forgotten why the Mother of God appeared to St. Simon Stock and bestowed the Brown Scapular and why it is so important for protection against the enemies of God today. Tom, in providing the unabashed clarity of previous reliable Popes from Pope Pius XI's Ubi Arcano, Pope St. Pius X's Pascendi, and Pope Pius IX's Syllogism of Errors, asks in all candidness, "The very things condemned as erroneous in 1864 received conciliarism's stamp of approval one century later. How can this be? I do not know. I have no answers, other than to point out the conflict between conciliarism and Catholicism. No one in my acquaintance who is thus far unwilling to broach the issue of the legitimacy of the conciliar popes can explain the numerous and frequent contradictions between the ethos of conciliarism and the authentic patrimony of the Church. No one can explain how this situation of no-fault apostasy can go on ad infinitum for over four decades." Tom covers the authentic patrimony in exposing further the insanity of conciliarism where truly the inmates are running the asylum as he attests in his column Self-Induced Blindness

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  • TOWER OF TRENT Tribute
    We begin our individual Tributes to this year's inductees into the prestigious TOWER OF TRENT HALL OF HONOR. We begin with one who was the last chosen but he was the first born - early in the 19th century no less, two centuries after his fellow Frenchman whose feast we celebrate today - Saint Vincent de Paul. The man we honor today with the Tower of Trent Trophy was a link to all that preceded him and those today who strive to preserve the traditions from the Traditional Latin Mass and the Propers of the Mass for the One-year Cycle which Holy Mother Church in her wisdom assigned for the welfare of the faithful. He is the venerable Benedictine Abbot of the Solesmes Abbey in France, whose inspiration and work practically single-handedly restored Gregorian Chant and provided the inspirational work that is considered the Summa of the Roman Liturgy - the fifteen-volume 7400 page The Liturgical Year. He was counselor to Popes Gregory XVI and Pius IX, and his work Mémoire sur L'Immaculée Conception served as the blueprint for Pius' Papal Bull Ineffabilis Deus declaring the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception. From the ashes of the French Revolution, this Heaven-sent Abbot resurrected the Benedictine Order where today the Congregation of Solesmes stands as the international center of Gregorian Chant. His work, eschewed by the conciliar church which has embraced the three-year cycle and watered down or altered the doctrines, has been embraced in recent years by Traditional Catholics everywhere for he has provided a treasure of the Canticles of Eternity. We salute posthumously and pay tribute this week to Abbe Dom Prosper Louis Pascal Gueranger


    The Straight Stuff
    Griff Ruby provides the third installment of his series The Way Back to the Mainstream as he concentrates on why Catholicism has something false religions cannot provide because, when push comes to shove, most people are looking for stability and sensibility to what life really means. There is only one Church which provides the answers and once Traditional Catholics stop sniping at each other, the path will be cleared to welcome many into Christ's True Church for everyday Modernist Rome is proving it is no longer Catholic. When our friends in the Novus Ordo finally are given the grace to realize this, when Protestants can no longer justify the errors of their origins, will we be ready to accommodate them? To answer their questions? To save their souls? Or will we Traditional Catholics still be bickering over petty things that don't amount to a hill of beans when salvation is at stake? It's the Mass. the sacred Priesthood, and the infrangible doctrines taught for nearly 2000 years. Griff explains how the stability of Doctrine and the Traditional Latin Mass are the unifying points. If we pray, we can be ready for the rush, but only if we are united in purpose as he points out in his column The Appeal of Catholicism and Hindrance Number 1.
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica returns with a theme based on the second-hand smoke theory. While that may or may not remain a theory, another second-hand smoke is no theory and that is the second-hand smoke of satan that manifests itself in something called "Second-hand Catholicism" which takes away the absolute substance and replaces the infrangible truths of Catholicism with a saccharine semblance of 'Catholicism' that is totally foreign to all that was taught up to 1958. Especially over the last 40 years this devastating second-hand smoke has been wafting up, choking and infecting countless millions, not so much affecting lungs, but souls. The smoke of satan has slithered in and penetrated every aspect of the Church where the only way to not be contaminated is by donning the anti-contamination 'suits' of Traditional Catholicism and remaining in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Only in this way can one avoid the terrible, harmful and devastating effects of this sinister smoke unleashed at Vatican II. "Second-hand Catholicism" Is Dangerous to Your Eternal Salvation.
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, he focuses on today's Epistle from St. Paul to the Romans in which the Apostle to the Gentiles reminds us of what is necessary to have eternal life. We must be crucified with Christ for there can be no victory without the Cross, no resurrection of the body unless we die to sin and shroud our souls in the white linen of sanctifying grace. Those who persist in altering the Commandments to meet their instant gratifications or wayward thinking that man can reach Heaven outside of Holy Mother Church are in for a big surprise come Judgment time when our Lord will say, 'depart from me, you workers of iniquity, for I know ye not.' Father reminds us of what St. Peter admonished in his very first sermon 'save yourselves from this perverse generation' and perverse man has become because he has not paid heed to Peter's other words about the wiles of the devil who goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour. Those not wanting to be the next meal for this mangy beast would do well to heed the words of Sacred Scripture and learn; something the conciliar church has refused to do in continuing down the course of no return in promoting universal salvation. Woe be to them as Father points out in his sermon in which he echoes St. Peter's words recorded by St. Luke to "save yourselves from" "This Perverse Generation"
    Doctors of the Church
    Today is the Traditional Double Feast of The Seraphic Doctor Saint Bonaventure, and, as part of our "gems from the past" for our Summer Mode Issues we bring you our profiles on this holy twenty-third Doctor in our completed chronological series on the Doctors of the Church. Bonaventure was a man full of "good fortune" from his earliest years. Humility was his virtue; his role model was St. Francis of Asissi, the holy founder who named him. He followed this man, continuing the ideals of the Franciscans, guiding them during turbulent times when growing pains created problems in the ranks and with various ecclesial authorities opposed to the Friars Minor. This Universal Doctor was one of the first saintly Cardinals of the Church. He was close friends with "The Angelic Doctor" St. Thomas Aquinas and the saintly king of France King Louis IX. He was the architect of the 2nd Council of Lyons and, fittingly, was called home by God immediately following completion of the Council. His work done on earth but continued through his writings and example; so much so that Saint Bonaventure is known as The Seraphic Doctor.
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, he focuses on today's Gospel in which our Lord reminds His disciples how important it is to heed the Lord thy God and not be as the Scribes and Pharisees. In the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday Jesus also speaks of being reconciled with thy brother. But at what cost, Father asks, to deny what Christ has taught? Never! But that is exactly what the current occupant of the Chair of Peter indicates in his constant heresy that the Jewish religion that rejected the Messias can still be saved by waiting for another to come and not only that, but there is no need now for them to convert as Christ commanded in Mark 16: 15-16 and Matthew 28: 19-20. Thus we have the conciliar compromise that carries so many Catholics further into apostasy. Benedict, who should be a Scripture scholar considering his background, seems to forget the curses in Leviticus which Father reminds and the correlation to the Book of the Apocalypse. Pray for those who have been deceived, pray the Offertory prayer today that says "I will bless the Lord, Who hath given me understanding." In these times we see history repeating itself for the God of Justice and Mercy has withdrawn His graces because a withered branch has no life, the salt has lost its savor, and thanks to the global apostasy of those who were once Catholic, as Father explains in his sermon, the conciliar church, the Newchurch of Vatican II is, like the Jews, A Branch Cut Off
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, which this year is superseded by the Feast of the Visitation, he focuses on this joyful mystery when Elizabeth immediately recognized Mary as Theotokos - the Greek word for Bearer of God. Thus she is the Mother of God. Even the child in Elizabeth's womb recognized this truth - having been granted the grace to identify God even before both were physically born. More proof of the fact that life begins at conception and that abortion during any part of the pregnancy cycle is murder. What greater attribute to motherhood than these two holy women with child embracing in all Christian love and fidelity? Father shares the truth of Sacred Scripture passages and the teachings of several saints who confirm the importance of the Visitation in affirming Mary as Theotokos and our heavenly Mother as well. Father refutes through these holy saints those who do not follow what Christ wills, those who dismiss Mary as a Catholic fable or think Mary is not necessary for salvation. She is very necessary as Father points out in his sermon. Theotokos, the God-Bearer
    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory continues his series on the Joyful Mysteries leading up to Christmastide. Today he delves into the Visitation and the magnificence of not only the Babe in Mary's womb, but the one in Elizabeth's womb - the one who leapt with joy: St. John the Baptist. John points out the purity of this moment and how the devil mocks it by enslaving man to abortion and rape. John then relates how scripturally Mary's visitation corresponds with David the Prophet, from whose House of lineage Jesus would come. John lays out the correlating verses of scripture from 2 Kings 6 and Luke 1, then, in the fashion of wrapping a package for the Christ Child for His Birthday, John ties it all in a beautiful bow as God intended by showing the correlation of the first book of the Old Testament (Genesis 3) with the last book of the New Testament (Apocalypse 12). He illustrates the role of the man, the woman, the serpent and the angel in salvation history with the man child Jesus Christ - the New Adam, the woman as the Blessed Virgin Mary - the New Eve, the serpent as the dragon which is the devil and the angel which is both Gabriel and Michael. For John's fascinating meditation, see The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation.

    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost, he cites the great joy with which Heaven rejoices when one of the lost sheep are reunited to the Father in grace as expressed in today's Gospel. Likewise, how Heaven must weep when the shepherds watching over the sheep not only lead the sheep astray but are complicit in putting wool over the fur of the wolves to deceive further, leaving the faithful to fend with the ravenous ones intent on destroying the flock. Such a scenario has certainly happened since John XXIII announced his aggiornamento and the sheep have scattered just as foretold in approved Marian Apparitions such as Quito, La Salette and Fatima. And it is the very words of our Lady that are being skewered today by altering her heavenly messages to accommodate the world, the flesh and the devil. As more questions arise and photo evidence bears out, someone somewhere is going to have to launch a CSI-type investigation into the Vatican-enforced shroud of secrecy concerning Sister Lucia dos Santos who, from the photos, either underwent a tremendous plastic surgery physical makeover of both body and mind, or there was an imposter who replaced her and toned down her urgent message from the Mother of God and reshaped them to fit the modernist mindset. Considering the lies that have poured out of modern Rome over the past 40 years and now a new book from supposedly Sr. Lucia that contradicts Catholic doctrine and patronizes the Jews - in effect calling Christ a liar - the very wolves the Blessed Virgin was warning against have been firmly ensconced and the wreckovation and devastation of souls is in full force. Of course the apostates don't want anything known about the Great Apostasy. It is all part of, as Father explains in his sermon, Extreme Makeovers and Stolen Identities


    2006 igNOMinious gNOMes
    We complete today the 40 worst offenders with the revelation of who the readers voted for as the top ten offenders of 2006 in our Third Annual Selection of the igNOMinious gNOMe Awards for the Hall of Shame. Those identified are a fair assessment of those whom you chose as classic examples of the Modernists who have most veered so far from the path Holy Mother Church has always traveled in conveying to the faithful flocks why shepherds are so vital in guiding souls toward eternal salvation. That is something those selected have not placed as a priority for the new religion is contrary to what was taught for nearly 2000 years. You see these shepherds in wolves' clothing no longer deem the Catholic Faith or the fullness of the sacraments necessary. For today the authentic sensus Catholicus has given way to novelty and innovation, with ecumenism raising its ugly head while the Mass of Tradition is consigned to the medieval bin and badmouthed. Who are these apostates? You've seen thirty exposed already, now get ready for the Countdown of the 10th through number one worst offenders
    2006 igNOMinious gNOMes
    We continue with the next ten in our Countdown for this Third Annual Selection of the igNOMinious gNOMe Awards for 2006 as we identify those whom you chose as classic examples of the Modernists who have most veered so far from the path Holy Mother Church has always traveled in conveying to the faithful flocks why shepherds are so vital in being guided to eternal salvation. That salvation today, contrary to what was taught for nearly 2000 years, no longer deems the Catholic Faith or the fullness of the sacraments necessary. So sadly they have not placed their trust in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, but cast out on their own in not only forsaking their own soul but those countless souls they are responsible for before God. Today that benchmark of stability and the absolutes of the Faith so necessary for attaining Heaven, have been ignored and, having itching ears, they have embraced novelty and dangerous heresies, with modernism and ecumenism raising their ugly heads while the Mass of Tradition is consigned to the medieval bin and badmouthed. Who are these apostates? We continue to reveal who you voted for. Wednesday you learned of those voted 40th through 31st. Yesterday you discovered who came in 30th through 21st. Tomorrow we will reveal the top ten worst of 2006 from 10 to number 1 Today we present Countdown of the 20th through the 11th worst offenders
    2006 igNOMinious gNOMes
    We continue with the Countdown for this Third Annual Selection of the igNOMinious gNOMe Awards for 2006 as we identify those whom you chose as classic examples of the Modernists who have most veered so far from the path Holy Mother Church has always traveled in conveying to the faithful flocks why shepherds are so vital in being guided to eternal salvation. That salvation today, contrary to what was taught for nearly 2000 years, no longer deems the Catholic Faith or the fullness of the sacraments necessary. At least that is the thinking of those who we acknowledge igNOMiniously today. The capital NOM stands, of course, for the synthetic, man-made concoction issued by Paul VI that dared to usurp the divinely-ordained Immemorial Mass of All Ages, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the Traditional Latin Mass as the dogmatic Council of Trent decreed and Pope St. Pius codified "in perpetuity." Today that benchmark of stability and sense has given way to novelty and innovation, with ecumenism raising its ugly head while the Mass of Tradition is consigned to the medieval bin and badmouthed. Who are these apostates? We continue to reveal who you voted for. Yesterday you learned of those voted 40th through 31st. Tomorrow we will reveal those 20 to 11, and Saturday the top ten losers. Today we present Countdown of the 30th through 21st worst offenders
    2006 igNOMinious gNOMes
    For this Third Annual Selection of the igNOMinious gNOMe Awards for 2006 we identify who you chose of those who have most veered so far from the path Holy Mother Church has always traveled in conveying to the faithful flocks why shepherds are so vital in being guided to eternal salvation. That salvation today, contrary to what was taught for 2000 years, no longer requires the Catholic Faith or the fulness of the sacraments to be attained. At least that is the thinking of those who we acknowledge igNOMiniously today. the capital NOM stands, of course for the synthetic, man-made concoction issued by Paul VI that dared to usurp the divinely deigned Immemorial Mass of All Ages, the Holy Sacrifice of Tradition said in the Mother Tongue of the Church - Latin. Today that benchmark of stability and sense has given way to novelty and innovation, with ecumenism raising its ugly head while the Mass of Tradition is consigned to the medieval bin and badmouthed. Who are these apostates? We basically had most of the same Usual Suspects and thus, for expediency sake, we decided to expand the eligibility requirements from last year's 50 votes to 200 this year or we would, quite possibly, have had to list over two-thirds of the bishops in the United States. We simply do not have the time or the resources to profile each of these rogues and rascals who have so forsaken the souls they were entrusted with. As it is there were 40 who garnered at least 200 this year which is quite an expansion from our original six in 2004. Thus we are breaking this up into a countdown in which we present those enshrined into the HALL OF SHAME from 40 to 31. Tomorrow we will reveal those 30 to 21. Friday those 20 to 11, and Saturday the top ten losers. Countdown of the 40th through 31st worst offenders
    Making Sense of sensus Catholicus
    During this Octave of Corpus Christi, Father James F. Wathen, esteemed author of The Great Sacrilege - which in over 35 years has yet to be refuted and can't be - presents a treatise on the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar and the magnificent logic of God's rationale for sharing such an Awesome Mystery with His stubborn creatures who so often show no appreciation for what they have been given in the holy Church and sacramental grace God has so generously endowed to man. Just as Sunday's Gospel illustrates the banquet where the master invites those previously rejected, God has provided the ultimate Banquet in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass where all are invited to partake of the God-Man in fully participating in God's ultimate love for man. However there are conditions the Almighty has set in order to worthily receive this priceless Gift, provided only through the awesome Sacramental Mystery of the Holy Eucharist and only in the True Church of Christ by an alter Christus validly consecrated to confect the bread and wine into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. The Essence of Corpus Christi
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Sunday after Corpus Christi - the Second Sunday After Pentecost, he speaks of the consequences of those who do not take seriously enough the responsibility of their debt to the Lamb of God for His ultimate Sacrifice on the Cross. One cannot partake of the heavenly Banquet if one has not properly prepared nor if one does not appreciate what is at stake. The Holy Trinity has provided the perfect assistance to everyone to realize the infinite value of this Banquet and, through Holy Mother Church, provides It for us in the Most Holy Eucharist - the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ through the awesome Mystery of the Transubstantiation in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the form and matter confected only by a validly ordained, consecrated priest pronouncing the infrangible words mandated by the Council of Trent and codified for all time by a holy Pope. Yet, despite this and the loving guidance of Christ's Own Blessed Mother and the protection of celestial choirs of angels led by St. Michael to keep us safe so that we will persevere in practicing and preserving the Sacred Deposit of the Faith as handed down by Saints, Doctors of the Church, Popes and dogmatic Councils, many respond more like those invited in today's Gospel by making excuse after excuse why they can't comply with the Master's invitation. Sin holds rein and forgiveness is considered only on the humanistic terms of tolerance and diversity. Unconditional forgiveness is unheard of for they have declined the invitation to join the Church Militant, to pull their weight in the Communion of Saints because they opt for another trio: the world, the flesh and the devil. Father explains in his sermon. As We Forgive Those
    Doctors of the Church
    Today is the feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Ephrem the Deacon, and in honor of this saintly Syrian, who was the second chronologically to receive such a title following Saint Athanasius, we present a brief profile in our "Gems from the Past" series. St. Ephrem was beloved by his people and one called the "Prophet of his people" and a deacon who combated heretical sects and Roman emperors, not by raising his voice in anger, but through Syriac poetry in winning the people to the Faith. His works are integral to the Syrian Church. It is fitting this year that his feast falls on the Second Sunday after Pentecost when our Lord speaks in Luke of inviting the poor and feeble, the blind and lame, for Ephrem reached out and cared for the least of his brethren in winning them to the Lord. He was a clarion of clarity to those suffering from the confusion of the Arian heresy. He was the "Harp of the Holy Ghost" and "Column of the Church"
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica shows that one doesn't need a calculator to add up where the root of the trouble in the Church is today: Bad bishops from the top on down. Two of the ranking conciliar potentates in the states are the heads of Los Angeles and Washington D.C. The assembly of conciliar bishops meeting in Los Angeles today would fit the very essence of the title of Gabriel's piece "Conciliar Cowards" and "Corruption" for it sums up what is going on. That is why he pinpoints the worst of the worst - two men who have deceived so many, who have declared outright heresy and co-opted with the devil in denying Christ and forsaking the flocks who are, by their words and actions, calculated cunning wolves, the most ravenous of the ravenous. You know them well because they are the darlings of the liberals, sodomites, freemasons and modernists: Roger Mahony and Theodore McCarrick; two men among the many who obstinately refuse to hear the Truth. Gabriel explains in his column Conciliar Cowards, Corruption & Calculators
    Fiat Voluntas Dei
    Because it's the feast of Corpus Christi, we bring you a special "Gems from the Past" by Timothy Duff in which he provided inspiration and a fail-safe method of being always in the right frame of mind to receive Holy Communion and never to take this Awesome Gift of the Bread of Angels for granted. He gleans several pointers from St. Louis Marie de Montfort's True Devotion and so, on this day when countless Catholics renew their consecration or fulfill for the first time their consecration Tim furnishes an excellent checklist to continue the fervor. There is no better time to focus on truly and worthily receiving Christ into our very beings and being conscious of this great and wondrous gift throughout our entire day Tim offers his short formula of spiritual success in True Devotion and Holy Communion
    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory presents a poignant piece in which he focuses on the divine number three, especially in this time when we are still basking in the grace-filled glow of Trinity Sunday. He points out that there are often three ways of looking at things. Sometimes that is healthy, but not when it contradicts what the Divine has ordained or what Peter's legitimate successors have decreed. This is true regardless of the fact the vast majority ignore this wisdom already proclaimed by the Church and past reliable and holy Pontiffs in opting for their own way of thinking. It can create problems when what should be the progression of one, then two replacing one goes too far towards establishing three. There are Three Persons in One God, and only One Church - Unam Ecclesiam: the Roman Catholic Church and that you can take to the bank - as in the thrice-defined dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. For some reason, the conciliar church doesn't get that as John expounds in his column The "New" New Covenant
    Doctors of the Church
    The holy Franciscan Saint Anthony of Padua is chronologically the twenty-first Doctor to be named a Doctors of the Church. He was a man who was not blessed with good health, but turned that weakness into one of his greatest strengths. He was a holy priest who truly understood the meaning of Crusade and conquered many to Christ not through the sword, but through his eloquent speech, miracles and humility. He sought the crown of martyrdom, but was rewarded instead with the miraculous phenomenon of having the Child Jesus visit him, rest in his arms to encourage and pray with this beloved Franciscan whose preaching and odor of sanctity converted countless souls to the Faith. "Hammer of Heretics"
    Doctors of the Church
    Today's Doctor of the Church Saint Basil the Great was among several other great saints from the fourth century who also faced the intense persecutions and calumnies of the Arian bishops and suffered greatly, never complaining and living a life of austerity while his fellow Arian bishops lived high on the hog, much like traditional clergy today as opposed to the indulging conciliar hierarchs. Like his good life-long friend and fellow Doctor of the Church St. Gregory Nazianzen, Basil, too, came from holy stock and had two brothers who became bishops, a father, mother and sister who became saints. This Bishop of Caesarea was featured as the sixth on the chronological list of Doctors of the Church. St. Basil, one of the few to receive the title of Magnus, is considered the "Orator of Orthodoxy"
    On the BattleLine
    Atila Sinke Guimarães sums up the propositions being proffered by modern Rome as to a new book slated to be released later this year which contain supposed writings of Sister Lucia Santos that contradict Catholic doctrine as Atila proves go against Christ's Own words in Sacred Scripture. More, he suspects - and so should every Catholic from the Blue Army to every Fatima devotee - of the twisting of the truths and altering the Fatima message to meet conciliar demands and pander to Zionist interests rather than what Our Lady appeared for - that man meets God's demands or else. We've seen the "or else" played out over the past century - events and attitude that the earlier infirm and petite Sister Lucia would have shuddered at and recoiled from, but now we see pictures of a robust, rather worldly-for-a-contemplative air about her, and even proficient on computers - this from a poor peasant hunched over since her youth??? Who was this Sister Lucy Two? Was she a knowing partner to the apostasy by fabricating the real message of Fatima? All questions that need to be answered because the faithful have had enough of this tail-wagging-the-dog from these hyenas on high. Atila spells out the obvious in his column posted at Tradition In Action with his Bird's Eye View of A Sister Lucy Favorable to Judaism
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Trinity Sunday, he entreats Catholics to realize why they cannot subscribe to the new ecumenical church that is morphing continuously as the apostate progressivists seek to further make it into their own chameleon; a proper analogy considering it was the reptile who first deceived. And these men are vipers who would dare alter the One, True Faith founded by Jesus Christ and which was practiced and preserved over the centuries by saints and sinners, alike despite whatever enemy satan launched at them. The Faith of the Holy Catholic Church has survived every foe and God has vanquished Her adversaries and the True Church, now in eclipse, will be the victor once again in God's time, which is contingent on the faith, perseverance and prayers of the faithful. From the beginning God has warned against collaborating or mixing with those not of the same belief, but today that wisdom and grace has been abandoned in order to forge a universal religion where all are saved according to man's dictates, not the Almighty's. That won't get many past Purgatory if they persist in accepting the heresy that Jews and Muslims worship the same God. Have these luminaries of the New Order forgotten the Holy Trinity? It seems also they have forgotten Sacred Scripture and what past reliable Popes decreed. Father explains in his sermon. The Worship of the True God
    Catholic PewPOINT
    Father Carl Pulvermacher, OFM Cap.Father Paul Trinchard, STL
    In honor of two Traditional stalwart priests, editor Michael Cain pays tribute to the beloved Capuchin Father Carl Pulvermacher, whose Requiem High Mass and burial are slated for today in Dickinson, Texas with Bishop Richard Williamson coming all the way from Argentina to officiate. Five hours east in the Crescent City, Father Paul Trinchard will celebrate his 40th anniversary as a priest today in the loneliness of his own oratory chapel, exiled from saying Mass on this celebratory day in the church where his great uncle is interred - the priest who probably influenced Fr. Paul more than anyone else for it is the same priest who baptized Fr. Trinchard's own mother. But he has been denied this privilege and fervent life-long wish in direct disobedience to Pope St. Pius V's eternal celebret that a priest has the right and duty to say the Immemorial Canonized Latin Mass, and only that approved rite. Who denied him? Who else but another of those cookie-cutter grand potentates who rule over the lodges of each diocese. In this case the grinch is New Orleans' Alfred Hughes, the little Napoleon of the south. Short of storming the portal of St. Mary's Assumption, Father Paul will quietly say his Holy Mass today as he has done each day since the early 90's when he realized that to obey the conciliarists was to disobey God. Cain shares the story of these two priests and urges all to stay the course, to put away the barbs and bickering, recognize the who the real enemy is, and unite for the good of restoring Holy Mother Church for the Mystical Bride remains in eclipse due to the devastation wrought by Vatican II. Cain explains in his Tributes in this Time of Epikeia
    Making Sense of sensus Catholicus
    On this day when many fear the omens of 666, Father James F. Wathen, author of The Great Sacrilege - which no one has been able to refute for the past 35 years - shows how the Scriptures provide hope and optimism as he takes the reader through Romans 7 and Romans 8 and the intent of the Apostle Paul in respect to each taking accountability before God for their actions and taking care to guard the concupiscences that lead one into sin. Only through the grace of the Holy Ghost can one escape the traps laid out by satan and our fallen human nature. That is why Christ sent His Spirit of Truth to guide us and keep us safe. But it is up to each of us to abide by what Divine Revelation teaches. There is nothing to fear if we are resigned to the divine Will and allow the Holy Ghost to work in us through sacramental grace to help effect the good that God seeks in man. We cannot look to others to provide this for it begins with each and every one of us cooperating with the Spirit of Truth. Father explains in his essay for the Octave Week of Pentecost The Life of the Spirit Working in us through the Holy Ghost
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica puts into perspective what tomorrow's date signifies for those who believe and trust in God and realize that the true Catholic Church provides the narrow, but sure way to overcome the beast, but the vast majority of the world have already given in to the beast - the very one who will demand its mark on every person as Apocalypse foretells. Gabriel reminds us of two other dates and how one signaled one of America's greatest accomplishments on the beaches of Normandy, and the other sounded the clarion of satan's entrance into the mainstream of society 40 years ago tomorrow. The revolution of the sixties, combined with the revolution within the Church thanks to the smoke of satan from Vatican II on, have empowered the evil one and brought us to the brink of where the world is today on the eve of 6-6-06. Is the Antichrist near or is he already here and ready to be revealed? As Gabriel points out, time will tell, but prayer and reparation will tell more on how many souls will be saved. Regardless of what it signals, those who make light of the devil will have, as Gabriel writes, hell to pay. He explains in his column 6-6-06 Is More Than a Number or Date
    Miters that Matter
    With this week being within the Octave of Pentecost we want to bring you a pastoral letter from His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI, who wrote this twelve years ago for Pentecost, but it is as pertinent in 2006 as it was in 1994 or 36 A.D. for Catholic truth cannot change or ever be watered down or compromised, something Eternal Rome would never do, but modern Rome has been quick to do. The message and medium are endless and nothing ever changes in how the Sanctifier works within only One Church - the holy Catholic Church, the only One founded by Christ, and the only One which Jesus promised to send "His Spirit of Truth." The idea that the Perfect God would contradict Himself or later change His Mind and send the Holy Ghost to rebellious sects - including the conciliar church which, by its actions and decrees cannot possibly be Catholic - is pure modernist nonsense and His Excellency refutes such in his Pastoral Letter The Holy Ghost and the Catholic Church
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Pentecost Sunday, he reminds all that there are many kinds of spirits and only One which is the "Spirit of Truth" - the Holy Ghost Who is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity and Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. It is the Son Who promised He would send His Spirit and it is that Spirit which has always guided the Church Christ founded upon the Rock of Peter. But in these times, just as Holy Scripture has foretold and as previous reliable pontiffs such as Pope Pius XII alerted us, and as we see cropping up everywhere thanks to the total laxity and sell-out of the conciliar church, many spirits are arising which come not from Heaven but from the depths below, intended to confuse, deceive and to shackle souls forever inside the gates of Gehenna. Father points out just a few of the evidential false prophets today and their modus operandi. They love to sew fear, but those who trust in the Holy Ghost have nothing to fear even with the pending 6-6-6 coming up this Tuesday. Those with Faith are not superstitious, but, through the gift of Wisdom recognize fallacy and foolishness come from the horned one, not the Dove of Truth. Father explains in his sermon. Testing the Spirits
    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory continues with the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary corresponding with this time of Paschaltide. For the Third Glorious Mystery he appropriately brings us the meditation on the Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary as he once again utilizes Sacred Scripture to illustrate the wondrous events of Pentecost as the Birthday of the Church with the inerrant account of Saint Luke the Evangelist in the Acts of the Apostles. Just as Christ promised, He has sent His "Spirit of Truth." The Holy Ghost came with a rush of grace and inspiration, transforming the formerly apprehensive Apostles into men of virtuous courage who were now ready to fully take up the command Christ had given them. The charism of the Church was born that day and the Faith spread rapidly with three thousand on the first day. A glorious day it was! John shares his meditation on the Third Glorious Mystery The Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary
    NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
    In anticipation of tomorrow's glorious feast of Pentecost, we complete today the Novena to the Holy Ghost with the Ninth and Final Day. Today the Fruits of the Holy Ghost are the focus. This novena is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is the Ninth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
    The Straight Stuff
    As a follow-up to his first installment of The Way Back to the Mainstream, Griff Ruby provides facts and figures that show the Traditional Catholic movement isn't as small as the so-called mainstream religions from Protestant to conciliar would like people to think. He also shows that only those who subscribe uncompromisingly to all the tenets of the holy Roman Catholic Church without exception and without innovation or novelty, can trace their faith back to Jesus Christ via the true, albeit narrow, road. No other religion can claim that Freeway of Faith and Griff provides the origins of many popular religions today to show they were founded by man, not God, and therefore will end up as dead-ends and cul-de-sacs that cannot connect with the True Church unless they abandon their vehicles of error, veer away from the detours and steer onto the only road to Heaven. Indeed Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus is a dogma - thrice-defined dogma no less - that is not open to debate. There is only one Interstate to salvation and that begins with adherence to what Traditional Catholics practice and believe as Griff explains in his second part of The Way Back to the Mainstream with Traditional Catholics ARE the Christian Mainstream
    NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
    We continue today with the Eighth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost. Today the Gift of Wisdom is the focus. This novena is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is the Eighthth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
    Making Sense of sensus Catholicus
    Father James F. Wathen presents his third part on the reflection of how Christ provided in His words recorded in the Gospel of Saint John 15, what one might call, a crash-course for His Apostles in refreshing them on His divinity and how He would be with them always before He would leave them and ascend into Heaven and then send His Spirit - the Holy Ghost - on Pentecost. Christ informs His friends the Apostles, in His magnificent words in the Gospel of Saint John 15: 7-27, of what they will face and reassures them they will have the grace to persevere if they are faithful and why they must follow His commands. The success of His Church depends on their fidelity. Father points out the contradiction of the conciliar church today to this perpetual command, for in these times true Christian charity has been abandoned for political correctness and the vehemence of hate is heaped only on those who strive to uncompromisingly follow Christ and all He taught, just as Christ foretold in the Gospel of Saint John. He sums it up succinctly: There is no such thing as cafeteria Christianity with our Lord. Father proves his point in Christ Refreshes His Apostles Part III
    NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
    We continue today with the Seventh Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost. Today the Gift of Counsel is the focus. This novena is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Seventh Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost

    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica has chosen the feast of the Queenship of Mary to talk about how so many are missing the main issue of this whole illegal immigration mess. And it is a mess when God and His laws are left out of the equation. With all the fuss about immigration and national language, lost in the fracas is the most important immigration and language, and that is eternal style for the borders around Heaven can only be opened through love of God and loving Him means obeying Him and His laws and being in the state of grace. When we do that, we have the combination; the key to open the gates of Heaven when God calls us forth. Without sanctifying grace, the border fence is impossible to pass. That is important to remember during this time leading up to Pentecost for the Holy Ghost is the Sanctifier. Gabriel explains in his column Only One Key Opens the Gates of Heaven: Sanctifying Grace


    NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
    We continue today with the Sixth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost. It is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Sixth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
    QUEEN OF THE MAY
    One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. F.X. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. On this thirty-first and final day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May to complete the month-long bouquet is the ANEMONE with the corresponding Virtue being appropriately UNION WITH JESUS. The Anemone is a woodplant whose beautiful flower is renowned. Also well known is the fact Our Lady constantly encourages us to come to her Divine Son and be united with Him through her. The Anemone represents the Virtue of Union with Jesus
    NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
    We continue today with the Fifth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost preceding the Feast of Pentecost. It is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To encourage devotion to the Holy Spirit, Holy Mother Church has enriched this novena with and indulgence of ten years on any day of the novena with a plenary indulgence if one participates in at least five exercises and moreover go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the proper intentions. Accompanying each day is the Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. Today is Fifth Day of the Novena to the Holy Ghost
    QUEEN OF THE MAY
    One of the traditional devotions during Mary's Month of May is The Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is an ancient prayer said by more than a few saints and was mandated by the holy St.Louis Marie de Montfort to those in his orders. It is a prayer said for each day of May. Along with this prayer there is another tradition that can be found in Fr. F.X. Lasance's book on Our Lady and that is to offer each day in May to the Blessed Virgin a different flower which corresponds to a particular virtue for each day. On this thirtieth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the CAMELLIA with the corresponding Virtue being PERSEVERANCE. Perseverance also applies to the fact that there is but one more day left in this Month of May to honor Christ by showering His Blessed Mother with bouquets of flowers and virtues. The Camellia represents the Virtue of Perseverance
    2006 UGLIES
    Today we reveal the 2006 inductees into the UGLIES HALL OF SHAME. The readers have cast their votes and now finally it is time to reveal whom you chose. Like the past two years, we have taken the top ten in various categories as the most Unprincipled Garrulous Liberal Idiot Embracing Sin (UGLIES). The whole purpose of the UGLIES is to expose sin for what it is: UGLY, and to discredit those who tolerate it and who seek to perpetuate tolerance by accepting what is unacceptable to God and therefore must be to us as well. Thus the third annual UGLIES awards are meant to expose the persistent sins of these fools so that the sheep might be aware of those promoting the world, the flesh and the devil. Since the modern shepherds have failed miserably, revealing themselves as wolves and hirelings, this is our tongue-in-cheek way to bring to everyone's attention how the world, the flesh and the devil are suffocating the sheep as we present the 2006 UGLIES HALL OF SHAME



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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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