Front Page February Issue (feb2007c.htm)
Sunday, February 18 thru Saturday, February 24, 2007
Volume 18, numbers 49 thru 55

Knowing and Living Our Catholic Faith Without Compromise During Quinquagesima Week

    
  Everyone over 7 years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. Complete abstinence is to be observed on Fridays, Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday and the Vigils of the Immaculate Conception (December 7) and Christmas (December 24). On days of complete abstinence, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may not be used at all. Partial abstinence is to be observed on Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays and the vigil of Pentecost (Saturday before). On days of partial abstinence, which are all the days of Lent which are not complete abstinence days or Sundays, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may be taken only once a day at the principal meal.

   Everyone over 21 and 59 years of age is bound to observe the law of fast. The days of fast are all the days in Lent, all days of partial abstinence except Sundays. On days of fast only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to each one's need, but together they should not equal another full meal. Meat may be taken at the principal meal on a day of fast except on days of complete abstinence. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, consult your parish priest or confessor.

(Adopted by the heirarchy of the United States, November 1958)


With this issue we provide both the short and longer versions of the 30-Day Novena to Saint Joseph to March 19th. See Novena to Saint Joseph

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With the Lenten Season here, we resurrect our series which editor Michael Cain provided last year during Lent in summing up the message of the Daily Proper of the Mass. He 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," 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 for Quinquagesima Sunday is ut videam: the Latin preposition for "that" with the root word "to see" - videre which is found in Sunday's Gospel: "Lord, that I may see" - "Domine, ut videam." The next VerbumQUO will be on Ash Wednesday. In this issue Cain asks the reader to truly see in "Ohhhh say can you see?"


The VerbumQUO for Ash Wednesday is cineres: the Latin word for "ashes", most appropriate for Ash Wednesday for from dust we came and unto dust we shall return. Cain explains its significance and why Holy Mother Church uses ashes as the outward sign of our expiation in Fire up your fervor

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For the Daily Propers throughout February, see Fourth Week of February Masses below.

  • The Mother of Father Daniel Ahern

  • John Collins  He was the father of Sharon Droleskey, who passed away on February 3rd after being anointed by Bishop Robert McKenna. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.

  • Patrick Henry Omlor  This Tower of Trent inductee and pioneer of the Traditional Catholic Movement is recovering from emergency surgery.

  • Walter Pivarunas   He is the father of Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI and is recovering from surgery.

  • Mrs. Frances Cordova   She is the mother of Father Ephrem Cordova, CMRI

    It is heartening to know that all are of the true Faith and have received Extreme Unction. Please keep these suffering souls in your prayers. We are grateful to Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey for keeping us informed.

      


  • Living In Tradition
    We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of the Penitential Season which began with the Time of Septuagesima leading up to the Time of Lent which begins this Ash Wednesday. Today we provide his reflections for Quinquagesima Week which leads into Ash Wednesday to the First Sunday of Lent. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. The Story of Quinquagesima
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Just as Dr. Thomas Droleskey has documented in his piece "American Concentration Camps" below, so also Gabriel Garnica pinpoints the problem in the "Catholic" School system in America and it begins with those entrusted to impart Catholic truth and values on the students. That, sadly is the grave problem for those in charge today are Marxist modernists who ascribe to a different religion intent on destroying the Catholic Faith. Gabriel cites just one high school that proves this point and, when multiplied by the thousands, well you can see the devastation visited upon those "Catholic" families who have been so duped and dumbed down over the past 40 years. The results are only too evident. How many are aware of the insidious insurgency of religious teaching orders that have totally transmorphed the Catholic Faith into a political machine that is governed on the politics of the damned through the heresies ingrained in the leaders of tomorrow? Gabriel exposes one such school in Michigan run by the Sisters of Mercy who have no mercy when it comes to sparing souls as he points out in his column As Ash Wednesday Approaches, "Catholic" Education Itself Is In Ashes
    Doctors of the Church
    Friday in Quinquagesima Week is the feast of the holy Bishop and esteemed Doctor of the Church Saint Peter Damian who lived during the reign of sixteen pontiffs - some antipopes, no less. He was the first Doctor in over three centuries - a time when the Church sank into laxity and corruption, especially in the disciplines for it is a known fact that simony was rampant. It was truly the "Dark Ages" and into this darkness God sent a guiding light to reform His Holy Church early in the second millennium. This holy monk counseled seven popes. St. Peter Damian was indeed the first Doctor to be made a cardinal and is forever known as the Light of the Dark Ages.
  • Can Truth Change? The non-Catholic conciliar church seems to think so. Truth or Fiction, Compare for Yourself from Simon Galloway's "No Crisis in the Church?

  • Propers for the Week of Quinquagesima

  • The Story of Sexagesima by Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Truth and Consequences by Father James F. Wathen
  • Please, Don't Call Protestants Christians by Dr. Marian Therese Horvat
  • The Rise of Militant Christophobia by Michael Matt
  • Truth or Fiction, Compare for Yourself - new graphic feature from the new book by Simon Galloway
  • Time to Put to a Certain Piece of Nonsense to Rest - by Griff Ruby
  • The Story of Septuagesima by Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Litany of the February Saints
  • Defender of Theotokos on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
  • The Real Hate Mongers - editorial by Michael Cain
  • Arrogant Assessment Against Our Catholic Rights - response by Atila Sinke Guimar„es
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hate-Mongers - response by John Vennari
  • Hating Without Distinction - commentary by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • St. John Chrysostom and St. Francis de Sales Doctors of the Church
  • Mothers Beware by Gabriel Garnica
  • The Key to Church Unity by John Gregory
  • The Mob Still Chooses Barrabas by Gabriel Garnica
  • Litany of January Saints Sanity of Sanctity
  • "May the Wind Be Always At Your Back" by Michael Cain

  • Sexagesima Week Issue
  • Septuagesima Week Issue
  • Fourth Week After Epiphany Issue
  • Third Week After Epiphany Issue
  • Second Week After Epiphany Issue
  • Epiphany Issue
  • Christmastide Issue


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

  • Before Our Very Eyes
  • From Dust Unto Dust 2007
  • The Royal Road to Victory
  • Thoroughly Orthodox?
  • March to Oblivion
  • Caesar's Minions at Work
  • America's Concentration Camps
  • Still Not in Good Standing With God
  • Silence is Not Always So Golden
  • A Welcome Mat for Prodigal Sons
  • The Armageddon Gang
  • The Energizer Benny and His Enablers
  • The Sword of Sorrow


             





  • February 25 through March 3 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     First Sunday of Lent through Ember Saturday.
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  • Living In Tradition
    We continue with the reflections by the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger on the Liturgical Time of Septuagesima and, this week, reflections on each day of the week for Sexagesima Week. The whole purpose of this feature is to provide something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what Abbe Gueranger left to posterity in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Hopefully his words will spark a renewal of contrition and amendment to live as Catholics should in rejecting the world and its lures and striving for holiness. Few can explain so clearly the wisdom of holy Mother Church in laying out the liturgical Church year better than this man who could very well be a Doctor of the Church someday when the Authority of Peter is returned to Rome. His reflections will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. The Story of Sexagesima


    Making Sense of sensus Catholicus
    Even though Father James Francis Wathen has left us, he has left us not only his words of wisdom in Making Sense of sensus Catholicus and magnificent and irrefutable opus The Great Sacrilege, he also gave several radio reflections. We are grateful to be able to bring you these pearls of wisdom, beginning with this first installment in which Fr. Wathen lays out the guidelines to establish communication. What Father Wathen asserts is evidence that dialoguing with heretics never works for humility is not present and surely the truth is not agreed upon. Those who realize the truth and are not willing to follow it to its logical conclusion are lying to themselves and others. Sadly, there are too many who don't want to know the truth for it would cause them to change their lives. The comfort zone of the vast majority is too comfortable for that and thus the consequences of that are only too evident to the devil. Father shares his words and a few prayers to open the avenues of communication toward accepting the only Truth possible. Truth and Consequences
    Echoes of True Catholicism
    We wanted to alert you to a recent article by Dr. Marian Therese Horvat filed on Tradition In Action last week in which she highlights what every Catholic must realize and follow in spite of the abominable political correctness of the times, not to mention Vatican II. Just as there is nothing "gay" about sodomy, so also there is no loyalty to Christ and His teachings if one follows any sect which disagrees with one iota of His Truths. Such a group are the Protestants who mistakenly call themselves Christian. Marian points out why this is not only a misnomer, but a grave injustice to Heaven for a heretic or apostate cannot be a Christian, let alone a Catholic. In fact, she identifies a Christian Catholic as an oxymoron for it is redundant to call a Catholic a Christian. That is a given because every Christian, to be called such, must be a Catholic for it is the only true Faith/Religion of the New Covenant Jesus Christ established on earth when He gave the Keys of the Kingdom to St. Peter,promising He would be with His Church "until the consummation of the world." Marian explains in her treatise to her friend Jan aptly titled Please, Don't Call Protestants Christians
    Hot Issues
    Continuing with our pledge to publish links of those Traditional Catholic groups scurrilously attacked by the unethical Southern Poverty Law Center, we post here Michael Matt's response filed in The Remnant on February 8 in which he points out the real agenda of the SPLC. This hate group is fabricating reasons why Traditional Catholics should be targeted and Matt pinpoints it as "Christophobia" for it is a fear of Christ and His true teachings that these hate groups dread. Matt notes that this is the same group who shut down Judge Roy Moore and the Ten Commandments at his courthouse in Alabama; all signs of the persecution ahead for those who refuse to compromise. While we can't agree with Matt that the answers must come from modern Rome for they are already in the enemies camp, his analogy of prison mates with Jimmy Carter on the left and Hutton Gibson on the right is intriguing. Yet the cobwebs will be ten-feet thick before one could ever trust anything coming out of modernist Rome. Perhaps we'll all have the chance to discuss this face to face if we're ever jailed together for our hate-crimes of standing behind Love Itself - our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The editor of The Remnant files his response to the SPLC slander in The Rise of Miltant Christophobia
    The STRAIGHT STUFF
    Griff Ruby addresses the only seemingly argument left for anti-sedevacantists to hang their ridiculous prepositions on and that is how they toss around the terms "Material" and "Formal Heretics" as if nuances trump truth. Besides that, those opposing the sedevacantist position, which holy Mother Church accepts and has decreed on, misuse material and formal heresy defenses against the argument that the conciliar popes can't possibly be true popes. Despite the fact that the modernists who have occupied Rome for the past 40 plus years stand totally in contradiction to what previous reliable Sovereign Pontiffs have taught on Catholic truth, the anti-sedevacantists continue to advance this empty prattle as their only argument left to demean sedevacantism. Now Griff takes the small pin of what he calls "The Procedure" and pierces the thin veneer with a simple four part quadrant that lays it out so clearly in not only taking the air out of their last balloon with his simple and failsafe argument, but his logic obliterates all the hot air that has blurted out of the conciliar balloon for low these last four decades. Let it waft into the wind and let's pray for a strong wind to blow away once and for good anything resembling conciliarism in the crusade to restore holy Mother Church by running out the Robber Barons and Barbarians at and inside the Gate. Griff explains in his concise column Time to Put to a Certain Piece of Nonsense to Rest
    Living In Tradition
    As we begin the Liturgical Season of Lent with Septuagesima we want to bring you this year something special so readers can enhance their spiritual lives, appreciate the traditions passed down and apply the principles of what the wise and holy abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger imparts in his masterful volumes known as The Liturgical Year. Thus we are providing excerpts on the Season of Septuagesima, and next week on Sexagesima, then Quinquagesima and Lent. In reading, you will hopefully gain a greater appreciation of the inspired words of this unofficial Doctor of the Church in the 19th Century. Moreover, you'll realize how much we have truly lost in relaxing the disciplines of the Church Militant. As they say, a lazy, slothful army is soon conquered, and we can easily see how the Church was prey to the Modernist enemies because so many eased up and took too lightly God's, Our Lady's, and numerous saints and Pontiffs' warnings and admonitions. This will hopefully wake many to realizing the treasure of sacrifice, self-mortification and penance in building the spiritual muscle to bulk up the numbers in restoring holy Mother Church to her former glory. We have also included his reflections for each day of Septuagesima Week at the beginning of each Proper of the Mass to the left as we present Abbe Gueranger's comments in The Story of Septuagesima
    The Sanity of Sanctity
    We begin this month of February with the Time of Septuagesima leading toward Ash Wednesday later this month, by bringing you the Litany of Saints for the Saints and Feasts of February. Need some impetus to prepare for Lent? What we provide is a litany to all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated in the month of February. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers. While there are several feria days in this month, almost each day is dedicated to one or more saints historically and acknowledged in the traditional calendars. If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for February in preparation for the Time of Lent. Litany of the February Saints
    Doctors of the Church
    The eleventh Doctor of the Church chronologically in the history of the Church, whose feast we celebrate on February 9th, was considered the "Defender of Theotokos" - the Dogma of Mary as Mother of God. As many bishops in the early centuries, he was used and duped, but the Holy Ghost won out and rather than caving to the heretics, this Doctor became one of Holy Mother Church's staunchest defenders and presided over the Third Ecumenical Council - the Council of Ephesus. He served as the Patriarch of Alexandria and effectively squashed Nestorianism. For all he did for holy Mother Church this holy bishop was officially recognized by Pope Leo XIII as a Doctor of the Church and has become known in Church annals as Defender of Theotokos


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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

    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


       We invite you to find out for yourself the truth as we present a compendium portal of documents on the Faith in all aspects, past, present and to come. We guarantee what you read is in full harmony with the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church, and we guarantee you that if you read it all with a discerning heart you will be able to decipher the wheat from the chaff. You will better understand what the absolutes of our Faith are and not be fooled by modernism and ambiguities, no matter how cleverly they are couched. Remember satan is the father of half-truths. Read the fullness of the Truths and Traditions of the Roman Catholic Faith in the sections below.


              
          
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