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Month of St. Joseph
WEDNESDAY     March 15, 2006      Volume 17, no. 61
   Two years after we went all out to promote a film - The Passion of The Christ, we're doing just the opposite this year by imploring all Traditional Catholics to support the Boycott of the fiendish film due out this Spring called The DaVinci Code for it is full of blasphemous deceit. It misconstrues so many things Catholic, and is all built on false premises. The only way for Hollywood to hear is to hit them in the wallet. Stay away and tell others to do the same: Make Ron Howard's latest a booming bust!
        We continue the 30-Day Prayer to Saint Joseph in preparation for his feast day, which this year will be March 20th because the normal feast falls on the Third Sunday of Lent. We present this in our devotional series of The Sanity of Sanctity which will run from now until March 20th.

        On this Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent, and on this day - known as the "Ides of March" - we bring you a "Gems from the Past" by Gabriel Garnica on the growing persecution of those who will not compromise with Mammon. The cost for this faithfulness is the cross, which is not easy, but the only way to Heaven. That very Way is the focus of editor Michael Cain's essay on today's VerbumQUO, which is hereditátem meaning "inheritance", for our Faith is inherited through the merits of Jesus Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the Cross and, for us to follow Him towards our ultimate inheritance,we must take up our crosses, and, yes, be willing to be persecuted for Him by the world. It is the persecutors in the world who we begin exposure of today with the Opening of the balloting for nominations for the Third Annual UGLIES Awards which will last through April 1st, April Fools Day!

  • A Tent Grows in the Coliseum "Gems from the Past" by Gabriel Garnica
  • Where there's a Will, there's a Way: Via Crucis! by Michael Cain
  • 2006 UGLIES Nominations are Now Open!
      The "Ides of March" is the day we officially open nominations for the 2006 UGLIES recognition. There are a plethora of candidates this year that are deserving of this nefarious honor and though we don't have a means of allowing readers to text message their vote, you can e-mail any layman who qualifies for an UGLIES nomination. What are the parameters? Any secular fool you thought was the most Unprincipled Garrulous Liberal Idiot Embracing Sin (UGLIES) this year. Readers have their chance over the next two weeks to vent and to nominate those who they want to see be given an UGLIES. The whole purpose of the UGLIES is to expose sin for what it is: UGLY, and to discredit those who tolerate it and seek to perpetuate tolerance by accepting what is unacceptable to God and therefore must be to us as well. It is the first leg of this year's "Good, Bad, and UGLIES Awards" The Bad, the IgNOMinious gNOMe Nominations will commence April 1, the same day the UGLIES nominations will close. How appropriate that those two categories will overlap on April Fools Day! As always, we'll save the best for last later in April with those deserving entry into the "Tower of Trent" Hall of Honor in 2006. So let's get the UGLIES over with! Submit your vote now for your choice of a 2006 UGLIES Dishonor. Send your nominations, as many as you want and as often as you want, to My Choice/s for the UGLIES

      To see past recipients of the UGLIES, see UGLIES Hall of Shame


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       For those who may not have been keeping up daily with The Daily Catholic, here's what you could very well have missed over the past week. Father Louis Campbell began the First Sunday of Lent with his sermon on Spiritual WMD's in which he pointed out that with all the weapons of mass destruction out there today, we have our own spiritual weapons to effectively counter the threats and protect us in times of temptation. Each day editor Michael Cain highlighted one word in VerbumQUO that best highlighted the theme of the day's liturgy including Vade, Satana!, thesauro, sapientia, suffragia, pulchritudo, iniquitatem, sanctifica, and vox yesterday; respectively they translate to "'Begone, Satan!, treasure, wisdom, assistance, beauty, iniquity, sanctify," and "Voice" yesterday. Last Monday we brought you Bishop Mark Pivarunas' Pastoral Letter on The Holy Season of Lent followed on Tuesday by a "Gems from the Past" on The Angelic Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas on his Feast Day. Gabriel Garnica completed his "Virtue & Vice" series with installment five on Wednesday on the nine ways one can be an accomplice to sin in The Vice Squad: Partners in Crime. On Thursday John Gregory gave us food for thought in the disparity of Church teaching about the Old Covenant being revoked and the "new thinking" of the modernists with his commentary The Old Covenant and New Popes, while on Friday Griff Ruby presented the first installment of a series on how so many have been totally hoodwinked by the sodomite lobbyists who have infiltrated every level of society and the modern church as Griff revealed a few in Part One of Homosexuality's Dirty Secret We completed the week with a look back at a wonderful article by Father James F. Wathen written two years ago on the value, the immense invaluable value of a true priest in his essay A Priest Forever. This was brought to you in conjunction with the traditional day of Ordinations on Ember Saturday of Lent and a reminder of how precious good, holy priests are to God and to us.

                           




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  • A Tent Grows in the Coliseum by Gabriel Garnica

  • Where there's a Will, there's a Way: Via Crucis! by Michael Cain

  • A Time and a Place by Father James F. Wathen

  • To master humility one must serve God first and foremost by Michael Cain

  • Upholder of Harmony and Holiness by Pope Saint Gregory the Great

  • Mortal Sin is the consummate Dead-End! by Michael Cain

  • Of Bright Clouds and Modernist Fogs by Father Louis Campbell

  • We need to listen! by Michael Cain

  • A Priest Forever by Father James F. Wathen

  • A Spotless Victim by Michael Cain

  • Homosexuality's Dirty Secret Part One by Griff Ruby

  • Why we should never forget the "ick" of "iniquity." by Michael Cain

  • The Old Covenant and New Popes by John Gregory

  • The Eyes of the Beholder by Michael Cain

  • The Vice Squad: Partners in Crime by Gabriel Garnica

  • Help Wanted! Inquire Within. by Michael Cain

  • The Angelic Doctor on Saint Thomas Aquinas

  • Call upon the "dumb ox" to defeat the devil and dumb luck! by Michael Cain

  • The Holy Season of Lent by Bishop Mark Pivarunas

  • The measure of your treasure by Michael Cain

  • The Infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church
  • Gabriel's Clarion
    On this Ides of March, we bring you a "Gems from the Past" published here exactly two two years ago by Gabriel Garnica in which he showed the evolution of the revolution just in the term persecution, which has morphed from the barbaric physical torture employed by the Romans against the Christians to an even more barbaric torture of the soul and psyche today with the modern barbarians at the gate - the politically correct secularists who, by lobbying, legislation and lies, have changed the landscape of morality and resorted to the same arena, so to speak, as the coliseum floor where Christians are once again oppressed for the very same principles they have always upheld. Today's mangy beasts are not the four-legged cats, but two-legged apostates, atheists and agnostics who revel in sin and will cry persecution if they are reminded of their evil way. Therefore they have mounted the forum steps and signal the collective death of Christian principle and ideals with their thumbs down. Despite the catechetical catacombs of reason and truth in traditional circles, the good are being hunted down and held up for ridicule in a world gone mad, a culture out of control. Therefore it is no surprise that A Tent Grows in The Coliseum.


    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is hereditátem, which is the Latin for "inheritance", taken from today's Epistle and Gradual for our inheritance comes from God and for so great an inheritance as our Faith, we are given the way to earn this inheritance through the merits of Jesus Christ. But to earn it we must take up our cross. Cain explains in Where there's a Will, there's a Way: Via Crucis!
    Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
    Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, shares a no-nonsense honest assessment of why so many do not take time to pray and, because of that deficiency, are all the more ripe to be deceived by the prince of the world. He asks which tabernacle do we worship at - the tabernacle of satan or the tabernacle of God in quiet, soulful prayer? If we do not practice prayer, we will fail miserably and so many of us have because we've been lured by the siren of the world, the flesh and the devil without realizing how slothful are our ways. We can overcome this sloth by turning our televisions off and turning on our persistence to pray and, in the process, grow in grace and love for God and not miss the temptations that taunt our soul. Father points out that "Sloth is not in being tired; it is in not planning well, or not following the plan." It takes a life time of practice, but, after all, practice makes perfect, and setting a prayer place in our homes and setting time for prayer should take priority in our lives. Father explains in his essay A Time and a Place
    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is miníster, which is the Latin for "servant", taken from today's Gospel; when we hear our Lord speaking about who is master, we realize one cannot be master unless one is willing to be the humblest of servants, serving One Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. Cain explains in To master humility one must serve God first and foremost
    Doctors of the Church
    Though yesterday was the feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, because it was the Second Sunday of Lent, it was not observed, and so we want to honor today this magnificent Sovereign Pontiff, who truly earned the moniker of "Great" following his predecessor of several hundred years Pope Saint Leo the Great. No Pontiffs, since Gregory, have been accorded such an honor as Saint and Doctor, and that includes the only two Popes over the last 500 years: Pope St. Pius V and Pope St. Pius X. The holy monk Hildebrand became Pope St. Gregory the Great and is considered by Holy Mother Church as the last of the four great Latin Doctors of the Church. To him belongs the honor of collecting those harmonious melodies that have always been called "Gregorian Chant." He began as a simple monk, then became an abbot, cardinal and finally Supreme Pontiff, one of the greatest of not only medieval times, but of all times. We bring you this "Gems from the Past", first run four years ago in October of 2002 in our series on the Doctors of the Church, which we present here on St. Gregory the Great Upholder of Harmony and Holiness
    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is moriemini, which is the Latin for "you shall die", taken from today's Gospel when we hear our Lord and Savior say to the multitude of Jews that they will die in their sins if they do not accept Him as the Messias. The same holds true today if we do not heed all that He commanded and taught (cf. Matthew 28: 20). Cain explains in Mortal Sin is the consummate Dead-End!
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent, he documents the obvious heresy of Benedict XVI whose history of heresy dates back over 40 years. Father makes the comparison today of the beautiful, majestic cloud created by the heavenly Father in today's Gospel of the Transfiguration to the murky, thick and blurred fog that shrouds the truth from so many including those who point out the very heresies of the conciliar 'popes' and 'cardinals' and 'bishops' but somehow there remains a fog which obscures the undeniable truths of Pope Paul IV's official statement of Holy Mother Church as to how every loyal Catholic must consider the authority of those in heresy or those who have deviated from the Faith. Father shows how Benedict continues to indict himself with his constant heresy of modernism, humanism, relativism and ecumenism, not to mention universal salvation and still stubbornly a portion of the traditional community, which Father calls neo-traditionalists, have persisted in still recognizing such a heretic as a valid successor of Peter. If so, then Christ, St. Peter, Leo the Great, Gregory the Great, Boniface VIII, the Council of Florence, Paul IV, the Council of Trent, St. Pius V, Pius IX, Leo XIII, St. Pius X, Pius XI, and Pius XII were wrong. Which do you accept? That is Father's point in his poignant sermon that, like the Transfiguration, should be a revelation to all. Of Bright Clouds and Modernist Fogs
    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is Vox, Vocis which is the Latin for "Voice", taken from today's Gospel when we hear the Voice of the Father at the Transfiguration. It is the Voice of Authority Which verifies the divinity of His Divine Son. Cain explains in We need to listen!
    Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
    Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, shares a poignant piece first brought to you back in Advent of 2004 and we bring it to you today on this Ember Saturday, Holy Mother Church's traditional day for the first ordinations of the new year. Thus, in our "Gems from the Past", Father James shares why he became a priest and why being a priest is so precious to him even when he is undergoing his own Calvary. It is an encouraging short piece that will hopefully perk vocations in young men to follow in his footsteps for we desperately need good and holy Traditional priests. We present this encouragement first published here two years ago which we titled A Priest Forever
    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is sanctifica which is the Latin for "sanctify", taken from today's Proper in several Lessons and Secret of the Holy Mass which ties in so beautifully for the Season and for this day when Holy Mother Church through true apostolic succession ordains her new apostles to offer up A Spotless Victim
    The STRAIGHT STUFF
    With the influx of sodomite themes and influence gaining a more deadly foothold in society today, one has to wonder what happened? How did a sin, one that cries to Heaven for vengeance, go from a perverted disorder to a civil right? Griff Ruby begins a series on this very question and how they have manipulated the media and other sectors of civilization including the modern church by planting recruiters to woo the innocent and unwary ones. Like the devil lurking in the darkness, the sodomites lie in wait for their prey, taking advantage of the environment, political lobbying, and a church asleep on the watch, to pervert God's laws. While they are supposedly so "open" and "frank" about their "oppression" and try to prompt sympathy for their sin, they have a dark and dirty secret they don't want the public to realize and the media has done a good job of cloaking it in the shadows Those who think they are "brave" by piggy-backing on the craftily manipulated Brokeback Mountain phenomena that is seducing sodomites to "come out" and condone their sin, better think again, for God and His natural laws will not be mocked! Griff exposes the secret in Homosexuality's Dirty Secret Part One
    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is iniquitatem which is the Latin for "iniquity", taken from today's Epistle and not a far stretch in translation, but a far gap between God and man when man persists in his sin, his iniquity and for that there is a price to pay if we are not repentant and make amends. Cain explains in Why we should never forget the "ick" of "iniquity."
    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory addresses those who try to rationalize the credibility of the modernist conciliar popes by pointing out inherent heresy that has, for some reason or another, slipped under the radar of both intellectuals and the common man, much to their own spiritual detriment. What is it with the Modernists of Vatican II that they want to cling to the Old Testament and deny Christ's teachings and what His holy Church believes? No matter what you want to call them, no matter that they occupy our Catholic edifices, wear Catholic garments, or are considered by the world as Catholic spokesmen from Rome to Rio de Janeiro to the Rhine and back, one thing is manifestly clear: They are not Catholic!!! John Gregory documents that through a few "experts" in the matter: The Evangelists, St. Paul, and the Source of Truth - Jesus Christ Himself. John lays it out in his column The Old Covenant and New Popes
    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is pulchritudo which is the Latin for "beauty", taken from today's Epistle, Tract and corresponding Introit for the Thursday in the First Week of Lent; so appropriate for today's Saint Frances of Rome as Cain explains in The eyes of the beholder.
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica provides part five of his series on "Virtue & Vice" by outlining the nine ways we can cooperate in the sins of others and therefore be guilty ourselves. He points out that too many like to rationalize that they are not responsible for others and yet by their own counsel, command, consent, participation, silence, provocation, flattery, concealment, or defense of a sin, they are just as guilty before God. No excuses please. Excuses and alibis come from the venomous serpent of hell who is the lord of rationalization; God doesn't cater to excuses and Gabriel pinpoints why any excuse won't wash when God calls in His mark in his fifth installment on the nine ways we participate in the sins of others with The Vice Squad: Partners in Crime
    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is suffragia which is the Latin for "assistance" or "help", taken from today's Postcommunion for the Feast of the holy confessor Saint John of God who dedicated his life to helping others including the child he carried - Jesus Himself. Cain explains why suffragia is so fitting for us on the feast of the founder of the Hospitaliers in Help Wanted! Inquire Within.
    Doctors of the Church
    Today, in honor of the Double Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas, we bring you a 'Gems from the Past' first presented on these pages three years ago in providing a profile of the greatest, wisest men ever in the history of the Church - the very man who was once regarded as stupid. Dubbed the "dumb ox," he became the most brilliant scholar in the history of the Church. Few saints were more revered than this learned Dominican who contributed so much to Holy Mother Church in writings and songs. He is best known for the great tome on theology "Summa Theologica," which incorporates three parts covering the entire teaching of the Church in regards Faith and Morals. He also penned the awe-inspiring Benediction hymns of "O Salutaris Hostia" and "Tantum Ergo". His life spanned less than half a century yet his teachings have had more impact than any other saint. He is known as The Angelic Doctor
    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is sapientia which is the Latin for "wisdom", taken from today's Introit, Epistle and Gradual for the Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor whose method of teaching has been adapted by Holy Mother Church in conveying the truths of Catholicism. Cain explains this wisdom in Call upon the "dumb ox" to defeat the devil and dumb luck!
    Miters that Matter
    Appropriately, with Lent underway, we want to bring you a pastoral letter from His Excellency Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI, who wrote this ten years ago this Lent but it is as pertinent in 2006 as 1996 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 very exercises of prayer, fasting, penance and almsgiving are rooted in Sacred Scripture and our Lord's words in the Gospels. If we understand Christ's words and His meaning we can readily understand why Holy Mother Church has given us this season to discipline our fallen human nature and to refocus us on the prize of Heaven rather than temporal things? If not, then Lent means nothing but 40 days of monotony and waiting out the late spring for Easter. For Easter to really mean something, it is all contingent on how we spend our preparation time for it. Catholics call it Lent. His Excellency, in a very concise manner, sums it up in his Pastoral Letter The Holy Season of Lent
    The VerbumQUO
    Editor Michael Cain takes the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. This is intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture in the Daily Proper of the Mass. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is thesaure which is the Latin for "treasure", taken from today's Gospel for the Feast of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas who are treasured by Holy Mother Church with inclusion in the Canon of the Mass. Cain explains in The measure of your treasure



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    PAPAL PROOF OF WHAT THE CHURCH TRULY TEACHES
      For those who truly want to delve deeper into what the Faith teaches and what past Sovereign Pontiffs have decreed, we recommend for your vital reading to better KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH, pertinent Papal decrees which put to the lie what is being promulgated today by the Vatican II church. We strongly encourage you to read these to understand how today the modern church is in Apostasy when compared to what had always been taught by Holy Mother Church and enforced and warned as most grievous by previous Pontiffs as you'll see in CREDO & CULTURE

                   


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    When it comes to all these ungodly laws being passed by liberal judges because of the lobbying and intimidation of a small minority out to do away with the natural and supernatural order, it is wise to keep in mind the following:

    "Unjust laws are, properly speaking, NO LAWS!"
    His Eminence Saint Robert Cardinal Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church


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