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FRIDAY     July 7, 2006      Volume 17, no. 176
    Today is the Double Feast of the holy Bishops and Confessors Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius. Today is also the First Friday of July as well as the Eighth Day in the nine-day Novena to Our Lady Queen of Peace.

    Traditionally ever since July 9, 1906 when Pope Saint Pius X gave his papal approval for the Litany to the Blessed Mother as Our Lady Queen of Peace in the Chapel of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart this devotion has spread and now in 2006 it is as urgent as ever to pray for peace - the peace only her divine Son Jesus can provide, not man or temporal organizations such as the U.N. or any secular government. That is the reason there can be no peace today because the world has forgotten Christ and forsaken His role as our Sovereign King - our only Sovereign King! We can see the effects of this turmoil because of that as satan assaults every soul from Europe to Iraq to Afghanistan to Hollywood to modern Rome and everywhere in between, and with our soldiers enmeshed in a war with infidels in the Middle East and sodomy being elevated to a virtue where anyone speaking against it must be subjected to 'sensitivity training' because the sinner is offended, we had better pray that God will stay His hand for the time of mercy has long passed and we are living on borrowed time - time one would think has only been provided by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary because of the Rosaries said in reparation. Let us continue those marching orders and pray from the foxholes her Novena from today through next Saturday that there may truly be peace - God's peace. Eighth Day of the Novena to Our Lady Queen of Peace

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  • Freedom, You Say? by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
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  • A Heresy is a Heresy! by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Another Reprise: "Perhaps You Have Never Met a Catholic Bishop Before" by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Evidence that Judaism's intent is to Destroy Christendom by Atila Sinke Guimaraes
  • A Reprise: Saint Anthony, Help Us to Find Our Way to Heaven by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
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  • In Good Standing to Promote Evil by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Catholic Shrines and Pilgrimages Worldwide to be Ecumenized by John Vennari
  • Readers Raise More Questions on The Two Sister Lucys Controversy by Dr. Marian Therese Horvat
  • From the Beginning: A Mission to Convert by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • By His Gifts We can Know, Love, and Serve Him by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Cantalamessa Says All Unbaptized Babies Go to Heaven by Christopher Ferrara
  • Razing More Catholic Bastions by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
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  • God Has Never Remained Silent by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • The True Sedevacantists by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Absolutely Null and Utterly Void by Father Anthony Cekada
  • The "Anathemas" of John Grasmeier by Atila Sinke Guimar„es
  • Just a Fable, You Understand, Just a Fable by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Masonic Family Values by Christopher Ferrara
  • Who Decides? by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • An Interview with Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais by Stephen Heiner
  • Photos and Facts! Part Two of The Two Sister Lucys Controversy by Dr. Marian Therese Horvat
  • Is Benedict weakening the Papacy? by Atila Sinke Guimar„es
  • "I Am Not Inventing This Situation; I Do Not Want It" by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Defending the Honor of Our Lady in Her Month by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • No Fault Apostasy by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey


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  • "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 Guimar„es 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
    NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
    We continue today with the Fourth 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 Fourth 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 twenty-ninth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the ASTER with the corresponding Virtue being GOODNESS. Goodness is what the Blessed Mother cherishes so much in her Divine Son's children for Goodness is the foundation of a sincere heart and a pure soul. The Aster represents the Virtue of Goodness
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Sunday after the Ascension, he refers to Christ's assurance that He would not leave His followers alone. Often times, especially today, one might think one is alone compared to the vast mobs of those who have acquiesced to the ways of the world, the flesh and the devil. Just as our Lord has counseled that if your hand is a temptation to you, cut it off, so also if the world is a temptation that could overwhelm one, it is better to go into exile to preserve one's soul just as Abraham did for he did not have the benefit of the Advocate as the Apostles did. Jesus prayed to the Father to protect His Own, not by taking them out of the world as those who push the rapture falsely predict, but by keeping them from evil by sanctifying them in the truths Christ taught and which He left to His Apostles to teach to all the world, baptizing those who believe; a prerequisite for salvation. Too many have forgotten that today and instead of looking up to Heaven, they look down fearing for their physical safety while ignoring the most important thing: their immortal soul, which Jesus especially asked protection for on those who believe and practice the Faith He left us. Father explains in his sermon "Looking Up to Heaven"
    NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
    We continue today with the Third 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 Third 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 twenty-eighth day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the HONEYSUCKLE with the corresponding Virtue being CONFIDENCE IN GOD. The honeysuckle, a member of the columbine family is a sweet plant of long spurred flowers that resemble almost a trumpet like shape, trumpeting the Confidence in God. The Honeysuckle represents the Virtue of Confidence in God
    Catholic PewPOINT
    Usually we don't pay much attention to commencement addresses because they're more often than not a lot of fluff with no real substance. But editor Michael Cain could not let what happened at his alma mater one week ago pass without commenting strongly on what was said and what wasn't said. As Cain documents, graduate and honored baccalaureate Mr. Tommy of 2006 Benjamin Kessler had a golden opportunity to preach the gospel in season and out of season, but failed miserably by spouting the Masonic creed of giving to the community. He later apologized for offending several in the audience because he dared to tell them they were selfish by using birth control and by thinking only of themselves. In that he was right, but in not going further and leaving God totally out of the equation he was very, very wrong and complicated the message even further when coerced by the spineless president of the university to apologize to the intolerant ones at the altar of tolerance. All hail the Masonic creed, thoroughly imbedded into the culture of a 'Catholic' university. Cain explains in his editorial Pomp and Circumstances with Consequences
    NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST
    We continue today with the Second 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 Second 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 twenty-seventh day of May the flower offered to Our Lady as Queen of the May is the VERBENA with the corresponding Virtue being PRUDENCE. The Verbena represents the Virtue of Prudence



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    PAPAL PROOF OF WHAT THE CHURCH TRULY TEACHES
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