"May the Wind Be Always at Your Back"
2007 is a landmark year in which we christen, so to speak, a new vessel of information to provide you with the navigational tools necessary to save more souls beginning with your own by retracing our own journey over the rough seas that lead to infrangible Catholic Truth. While looking back, we also look to the horizon and while we have been preaching, if you will, to the "choir" for lo these many years, our mission is near at hand to go beyond the "choir", but never, ever leave the "choir" in the lurch.
As the saying goes, "another year, another dollar," or something along that line. As we begin our eleventh year of publishing on-line, the dollars are fewer, a circumstance not unique to our predicament for unfortunately it is something all traditional apostolates are facing. Those who have faithfully supported The Daily Catholic and the mission of SANCTUS are, more oft than not, the very same ones. We reiterate here our deepest gratitude to those few souls whose hearts have been generous with their treasure, not to mention the time and talent of our contributing writers who write per gratis for the honor and glory of God and the good of souls. As is the custom, we provide the Best of 2006 with sixty articles from the past year by the dedicated writers of this publication. In addition, we provide the links to the best of the previous years of 2005, 2004 and 2003 from a bevy of contributing writers who have so wonderfully displayed their talents to readers. That's dedication not found in the secular sector of society where greed rules the roost. And yet, as we indicated above, it is only a few who come forward. It is a pattern that seemingly runs through the fabric of every parish, every organization. Yes, even in traditional circles the few are expected to take up the slack of the many, but sooner or later those who have taken it all for granted are faced with the reality that their contributions could have made the difference.
For reasons we have outlined several times in the past, it is time to come to some hard decisions and to recognize the signs that signal us to take another path on which God is directing. For over 17 years we have been, to put it bluntly, "preaching to the choir." While that is important to those who need to be sustained for reinforcement and refreshed with the truths of the one true Church, there are so many who remain lukewarm. This is especially so in the conciliar church which no longer resembles anything Catholic except in a few platitudes to placate the watchdogs, such as the recent brouhaha of the promise to promulgate a liberal allowance of the Mass of Pope Saint Pius V. Of course, this is ridiculous considering that no "permission" is necessary in light of His Holiness' infallible words that the Mass of Saints Peter and Paul shall be said "in perpetuity" and that no person, be he a future pope or anyone, can alter this decree by a holy Sovereign Pontiff, as he admonished:
Si quis autem hoc attentare praesumpserit, indignationem omnipotentis Dei, ac beatorum Patri et Pauli Apostolorum ejus se noverit incursurum. - "Should any person venture to do so, let him understand that he will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul." But, of course, most reading this already know that for they are part of the "choir."
There is another idiom, "necessity is the mother of invention" which applies and that is where we have been directed to take action by making The Daily Catholic a resource site for the choir to always have available and to lead others to when the grace is given them in God's time to want to know the truths of our precious Faith. We had been hoping to hire a webmaster to take over the daily maintenance of the site, for though I have thoroughly enjoyed and am grateful for being able to do this for now going on 18 years, circumstances and Heaven direct us to branch out in another direction. This has become manifest due to the fact that the suitable candidate was not available to capably continue what has become the benchmark and unique quality of The Daily Catholic. God, for reasons we cannot presently question, has also allowed an obstacle to be placed in our path, and that is, a hoped-for grant that would have funded a webmaster and other areas of the ministry has been interminably delayed. Thus, obediently we resort to plan B and that is, to turn The Daily Catholic into a resource site. You'll notice we've enlarged the masthead to show more detail on the main page of each issue and for now we'll be publishing seven issues combined each week for a few weeks until we have retooled and tweaked the site so that it can be running smoothly on its own. Considering the plethora of material that has been amassed here for over a decade, we are confident with this alternative that we are leaving our readers in safe harbor with many ports to sail to via our Ports o' Call, pages which we launch with this issue.
Our comprehensive archives consist of over 2,080 issues that comprise well over 30,000 pages on file. For compiling all this we are indebted to Griff Ruby and deeply grateful to him for spending months recouping all the links possible from every issue of The Daily Catholic since its inception on November 1, 1997. Amazingly, Griff was also able to find and preserve some text articles and issues from our former print tabloid A Call To Peace published from 1990 through 1997. This includes articles placed on line in 1996 which were posted on a site no longer active - Catholic-Internet.org. In view of that, it is important to post here a disclaimer: for as you read each issue, you'll be able to see this editor's journey from conservative Novus Ordo to the Indult to the SSPX position to independent chapels to the ultimate conclusion every Catholic will eventually arrive at when they review all the evidence and documentation of what Holy Mother Church has always taught that the conciliar popes and all they authorized must be null and void for they have veered from what Christ taught and from what has been set in stone by the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church, for the Pope does not define the Papacy. Rather the Papacy defines the Pope who cannot change the patrimony of the Church or the Deposit of Faith. Again, because we had not had the graces to recognize this clearly ten, even five or six years ago, you will find references to Medjugorje and other Novus Ordo practices that at that time we embraced. We state categorically that we do not support any of those now for obvious reasons, but cannot hide what was published in the past. After all, Saint Augustine did not hide his faults and neither should we.
In that vein it is necessary to explain that previously to our returning to tradition, we were guided by the edict of a conciliar pope in disseminating private revelation. Upon realizing that his decrees are rescinded in light of his heresies and violation of his own sacred oath, we abide by all holy Mother Church directed as of the death of His Holiness Pope Pius XII. Therefore any and all messages not officially approved by the Church are no longer disseminated in obedience to the statutes of the Church. Unfortunately, it would be too massive of a task to purge each issue during our conservative Novus Ordo stage when messages were published. Therefore we provide this disclaimer and a mandate that none of the messages may be reproduced in part or in whole without the editor's permission. We doubt there would be cause at this time to even seek such permission, considering the process necessary for going through the proper channels is limited due to the crisis gravely effecting the Mystical Body of Christ. We encourage adherence to the Deposit of the Faith and sincere prayer in guiding you and the messages imparted by Our Lady from those fully approved apparitions such as Quito, Rue du Bac, LaSalette, Lourdes, and Fatima. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
While we have been apprehensive about even linking these issues,
Griff has convinced us to publish them. We do so both because of his dedication to this massive project which he has encouraged us to make available to all as a resource, and, most importantly, we do so for the sake of souls everywhere. Again we remind you and ask each of you to keep in mind this apostolate has been and continues to be a vehicle in which God has given us the grace to see more clearly and return to the solid ground of the infrangible one True Faith; a faith which is contradictory to the conciliar path taken over the past 48 years. Perhaps our journey and the articles provided from October 15, 2001 on will help the reader reflect that arduous pilgrimage; one which truly was soul-wrenching and a stark wake-up call in realizing what we had been told over the past 40 years was diametrically opposed to the patrimony of the Church Jesus Christ founded - a syllogistic determination that had taken us quite a while to realize and finally return to the fullness of the faith in harmony with the Truths and Traditions of holy Mother Church. We hope this experience we share throughout these past issues will aid you in your journey back to the unchangeable truth.
We take pride in, and are grateful for, the caliber of contributing writers we were able to feature over the years and are delighted that they can still be read, regardless of the fact some writers are no longer affiliated with The Daily Catholic but can still be resourced, regardless of our differences with them all for we will always hold them with deep Christian charity, most notably Sister Mary Lucy, Patrick Ludwa and Jacob Michael. It is your portal to past issues and I think you'll see why it would be fruitless to throw the baby out with the bath water, if you will, by burying the old articles and issues. Hopefully it will help those who are on the same journey no matter what stage they are presently experiencing, and will be encouraged to continue that same path we were graced to take. Many of our writers who we feature today, most notably Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey and Griff, to name a few, have traveled a similar road as we arriving at the same destination. We pray that you may have good sailing and may our Lord and His Blessed Mother Mary guide and guard you always and may the Holy Ghost inspire you to always seek the truth no matter the consequences of how it will affect your life in the world, for the more you learn the True Faith, the greater your opportunity to keep it and intelligently pass it on to present and future generations - the backbone of tomorrow's Roman Catholic Church and the hope of all mankind in prayerful anticipation of the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart and the inevitable establishment of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ in every nation on earth.
That is our prayer and direction for 2007. We will continue to provide the daily Proper for each Holy Mass during the year and will publish articles as they come in. To further educate and inform you we have not only retooled our Traditional Catholic Causes section to include excellent resources previously not listed but long overdue as you shall see, but added an entirely new section called Traditional Catholic Resource Ports
These include links for our various sections of Devotion and Reflection, Credo and Culture, Feature, News and Information, and Traditional Causes Page which include the missing links not as readily available, such as the most thorough and comprehensive library of Papal decrees of the true Popes available anywhere and provided by John Lane at his Papal Index of Decrees page.
As we mentioned earlier about the scarcity of donations to traditional causes, we encourage you to help in any way you can these like apostolates for, like us, they suffer from the dried-up funds caused by hardened hearts. Most notably feeling the rejection or indifference is Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey who has become the most prolific Catholic writer in the world today. No one applies the above papal decrees more astutely than Tom does at his Christ or chaos site. Other deserving entities worthy of your support are the orthodox publication that few know of but should have in their library. That is The Catholic Voice edited by Father Kevin Vaillancourt whose clarity and absolute proofs convey the Catholic truth in such a light that few can raise any questions as to the certainty of what he says. The same goes for Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI at the official site for the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen CMRI in his pastoral letters and clear arguments that prove the veracity of his words. So also Bishop Daniel Dolan and Father Anthony Cekada who directly confront the errors of Vatican II and peel away the veneer to show the false church for what it is - an imposter and barbarian at and inside the gates as they illustrate in their pages of TraditionalMass.org and Catholic Restoration featuring many of Bishop Donald Sanborn's like articles on pertinent subjects vital for understanding the current crisis. All of the above also furnish devotion and practices to make one a better, more committed Catholic.
In addition, another in great need of support is one of the great orators of the Traditional movement: none other than Gerry Matatics who lives on a shoestring in bringing the Gospel and the truths of the Catholic faith and exposing the Great Apostasy in his mega-tours around the country. His itinerary can be accessed at GerryMatatics.com . A new publication promises to provide a niche for Traditional Catholics who are tired of the compromises being afforded to the conciliarists and their head man. For information on this new publication go to The Four Marks. To keep up regularly on the lessons of the Scriptures we heartily recommend TraditionalCatholicSermons.org where you'll find a virtual treasure of excellent sermons and talks to listen to and meditate on. This is especially helpful to those who do not have a traditional chapel or parish near them.
Griff Ruby provides on his site The-Pope.com not only all his "Straight Stuff" articles with intros as they appeared in these pages, but also chapters from his insightful, comprehensive coverage of the Traditional movement in his book The Resurrection of the Roman Catholic Church. In addition, there are many other pages that address and answer factors that have come into play in combating the clever, insidious ruses of the conciliarists today. Another site furnishing a cornucopia of sources and answers is TraditionalCatholicApologetics.net which not only lists over 7000 ready replies but publishes an excellent Douay-Rheims Concordance, the only one of its kind available anywhere on the net.
A young, but very knowledgeable scholar in Britain, Simon Galloway features a new book just published No Crisis in the Church? that shouts out in black and white the differences between the balderdash perpetrated on the faithful by the conciliar church verses Catholic truth. He does so by placing the obvious contradictions side by side to prove the errors of Vatican II and their proponents at the highest levels.
Of course, we continue to endorse the old standards we have long promoted, led by Traditio.com, the granddaddy of traditional sites, which allows you to keep up on daily happenings. You can find excellent articles on Catholic virtue and edifying pieces on the saints and how to exemplify these ideal role models for Catholics of every age at TraditionInAction.org as well as learn more about Our Lady of Good Success in the enlightening, inspired books offered by Dr. Marian Therese Horvat and Atila Sinke Guimaraes' excellent, thorough Eli, Eli Lamma Sabbacthani series of books on how Vatican II's agenda is to destroy souls, not save them.
In order to provide balance we run the gamut from the official site of the Society of St. Pius V at SSPV.net to the Society of St. Pius X's best resource provided by sspxasia.com where you'll find a comprehensive library of Catholic documents including the trend-setting SiSiNoNo series, along with sermons and articles by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, and pertinent articles on Catholic Morality, and much more at this most educational of all SSPX sites available.
There are also a few new sites featured that we want to bring to your attention such as Coomaraswamy-Catholic-Writings which feature the esteemed writings of the late Dr. Rama Coomaraswamy who was not only one of the pioneers of the Traditional movement in blowing the whistle on the plot to destroy the Faith, but includes correspondence of well over two decades with Mother Teresa of Calcutta which show the deliberate attempt by John Paul II the Great Deceiver to destroy tradition. In these letters from and to the founder of the Missionaries of Charity, Dr. Rama has illustrated all so clearly that between Eternal Rome and Modernist Rome never the twain shall meet. Another new and very practical site is Denise Trias' The Catholic Mom which features articles, tips, prayers and encouragement for the hope of the Church - Traditional Catholic mothers who will foster in the homes vocations to replenish holy Mother Church for the future in giving us holy priests and religious, not to mention dedicated husbands and wives to continue the restoration of Catholic truth.
Some sites we previously promoted have been removed from the Traditional Catholic Causes page because the links no longer are working or their direction has turned from being truly traditional. We have kept the standards such as Maeta.com which features various articles by Father Paul L. Trinchard, S.T.L., author of New Mass Conclusively Invalid, Traditional Single Catholics coordinated by Mary Lowman to help young Catholics meet at the communion rail, The Guild of the Sacred Heart, as well as Mario Derksen's Catholic Insight, and, finally, one of the watchdogs of the conciliar corruption, Novus Ordo Watch
This long overdue update of our Traditional Catholic Causes page will continue as new, reliable sites become known to us. Some still remain that many have questioned as of recent times such as Catholic Family News and The Remnant but we have kept them in the links for, though they have wailed and whined about the problems and yet refuse to accept the evidentiary conclusion that the modernist hierarchy cannot be Catholic in any way, we don't want to throw out the baby with the bath water...and yet, they are painting themselves into the porcelain with their stubbornness in not recognizing the obvious. However, we are all striving for strength and unity within the Traditional Catholic movement in seeking to restore sanctity and sanity both in Doctrine and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in countering the madness that Vatican II has reaped with its novelties and heresies. We pray the editors of these two otherwise excellent tabloids will recognize they are merely confusing souls by recognizing known heretics as Catholic.
This is the cargo of resources we provide on your journey. It is time now to carry on, to not just sit there but go forth girded with the faith and the grace to fulfill whatever God so wills in preaching the gospel and constituted evangelic traditions to all, and following our Lord's words recorded in St. Matthew 28: 20 which greatly should encourage each and everyone of us:
"Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world."
We have provided the tools, now it is time for you to apply and build for the honor and glory of God and the preservation of the True Faith. Embark with confidence and the knowledge that Christ and His blessed Mother, as well as all the angels and saints are with you every step of the way - no matter the crosses you'll encounter, how well you are equipped in knowing the Faith will determine how you'll be able to handle the rough seas. Batten down the hatch, unfurl the sails, hoist the anchor and aweigh. Smooth sailing to all. Just follow the compass that points always to Catholic Truth, and, as the old Irish saying goes, in your journeys for Christ, "may the wind be always at your back."
Michael Cain, editor, The Daily Catholic
January 7, 2007
vol 18, no. 7