Front Page March Issue (mar2007d.htm)
Sunday, March 25 thru Saturday, March 31, 2007
Volume 18, numbers 84 thru 90
  
Knowing and Living Our Catholic Faith Without Compromise During Passion Week

    

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  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)

During this Lenten Season, 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's 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. You'll find the pertinent ones for this coming week below.

VerbumQUO's for the Fifth Week of Lent

The VerbumQUO for Passion Sunday is "abscóndit" from Sunday's Gospel in the context that 'Jesus "hid" Himself and went out from the temple.' It is carried through with the traditional custom of covering the Crucifix and all statues and paintings with the purple shroud to visibly remind us of this time of Passiontide. Cain explains in Time of Hide and Seek


The VerbumQUO for this Feast commemorating the First Joyful Mystery is "gratia", which in English is the noun "grace". It is taken from today's Gradual, Gospel, and Offertory for today's Double of the First Class Feast of the Annunciation. Gratia is the natural VerbumQUO for it is the salutation that the Archangel Gabriel first announced which confirmed God's favor with Mary, and it is the same angelic salutation we say constantly when praying the Rosary. Cain explains in "Blessed is the Fruit of thy womb"
The VerbumQUO for this day ten days from Easter is "peccávimus" meaning "we have sinned" taken from the Introit from Daniel 3: 31 and the root of the word carried out in the Gospel of St. Luke for Thursday in Passion Week on the greatest of sinners Mary Magdalene, who literally threw herself on the mercy of Jesus Christ at His feet; anointing them with sweet ointment to show her true contrition for her sins. We can all learn the lesson of today's Gospel for we are all sinners and need to repeatedly ask for our Lord's forgiveness for offending Him; for, indeed, we have sinned and cause Him to weep in the Garden, to be scourged, nailed, and crucified for our sins. Will we continue to abuse Him or stand repentant with His Blessed Mother, St. John, and Mary Magdalene at the foot of the Cross? Cain explains in The Sole Formula for Soul Success
The VerbumQUO for the Friday of Passion Week is "Stabat Mater" meaning "The Mother stood" or "The Mother was standing" and is the well-known 13th century Gregorian Chant Hymn, taken from today's Sequence Stabat Mater for the first of two feasts in the liturgical year for Our Lady of Sorrows; today being the greater double Feast of the Seven Dolors. It is the appropriate portal to the liturgy from here to Good Friday for Mary leads the way on the path that must wind up Calvary to reach the Door of Redemption. To His Blessed and Sorrowful Mother, Christ has given the key to open that Portal. Let Mary lead us and show us the combination that unlocks the door, possible only by the ultimate Sacrifice of the Cross. Cain explains in A Mother's Love that Knows No Bounds
The VerbumQUO for the final Saturday before Holy Week is "hora" the Latin noun for "hour", taken from Saturday's Gospel of St. John 12 for Saturday in Passion Week. The hour is near; this is so as Jesus announces: "The hour is come that the Son of Man should be glorified." Tomorrow Hosannas; hosannas which will turn to hisses as the week labors on. It is time to watch with Him for we know not the day nor the hour. Cain explains in To Spend Each Day One Hour with Thee

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For the Daily Propers for Palm Sunday and Holy Week, see Holy Week below.

  • Father Daniel Johnson

  • 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.

  • Lowell C. Cain  He is the father of the editor of The Daily Catholic and, at 91, is dying of an incurable cancer.

  • 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.



  • Our Mother of Sorrows 2007
  • Going to Confession in All the Wrong Places
  • Sources for A Day with Christ the King and His Popes
  • Various Strategies, One Goal
  • Images to Last For All Eternity
  • Et Verbum Caro Factum Est 2007
  • To Forgive As We Are Forgiven 2007
  • When You Wish Upon a Star
  • Our Friend and Protector: Saint Joseph
  • Dinnertime on the Titanic
  • Saint Patrick and the "C" Word
  • Let Truth Ring in the Ears of Hollow Men
  • From the Sanhedrin to the Southern Poverty Law Center, From Nero to the U.S. Navy
  • Anathematized by His Own Words
  • Takes One to Know One
  • It's Still Better This Than Purgatory (or Worse!) Part Two
  • Naturalists to the Right, Naturalists to the Left
  • Out of Their Own Mouths
  • It's Still Better This Than Purgatory (or Worse!) Part One
  • Making John L. Sullivan Look Like Mister Peepers
  • The Same Old Lies
  • No One Speaks for Christ the King and Mary Our Immaculate Queen
  • Hardly the Last Roundup
  • Before Our Very Eyes
  • From Dust Unto Dust 2007
  • The Royal Road to Victory
  • Thoroughly Orthodox?
  • March to Oblivion
  • Caesar's Minions at Work


       

       
  • 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. We have now arrived at the time of Passion Week. Just as the holy Abbot provided the History, Mystery and Practice of Septuagesima and of Lent, so today we provide his reflections on Passiontide as he explains the History, Mystery and Practice of Passiontide. Our Lenten fasting and penance are but two weeks from completion. The incline now becomes much steeper and only those truly committed and contrite will persevere to Calvary. Now is the time to take up the shield of Faith to fend off the devil who will do all he can to distract us from our appointed goal. It means we must intensify our sufferings, self-mortifications and prayers. The more we can compassionate our Lord and His Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Mother, the more we can share in the joy and fruits of the Resurrection and totally disappoint and demoralize the devil. 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. Abbe Gueranger provides the inspiration. The Passion of Lent
    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory seeks to sort out a few things in these times of confusion which are due solely to the foretold Great Apostasy, which has ravaged so many souls over the past half of a century. We can thank the hirelings and imposters who have so pitifully milked the faithful out of their Catholic beliefs and faith, not to mention their money. It is inevitable that something not of God will crumble and at the same time, what is of God cannot be destroyed and thus, slowly but surely Catholic truth is once again rising to the surface like fresh cream, nourishing more who are willing to face the truth, willing to make the sacrifice for the sake of their souls. Yet there are still those who stubbornly cling to their own opinions or the fallible opinions of cult leaders whom the people have treated like idols, which only hinders unity within the forces of restoring Catholic truth. John Gregory explains in his column, Who Do We Follow?
    Gabriel's Clarion
    Gabriel Garnica presents an interesting parallel between Groundhog Day and Good Friday that merits contemplation, especially in light of the feast that we celebrated on February 2nd and it's inevitable tie-in to the ultimate Sacrifice on Golgotha and why it's deja vu all over again every year. That is the wisdom of holy Mother Church in repeating the liturgy, prayers and doctrines that sustained souls for two millenniums. None of that would have been possible without Christ's ultimate sacrifice for us. We should always seek to find shelter in the shadow of the cross and find our strength there in the Infallible Supreme Being and eschew once and for all the prognostications of finite beings. The most famous and meaningful life ever, which reaches its apex on Good Friday, began on the feast transferred to Monday, March 26th this year: the Annunciation. Gabriel explains why, to true Catholics, "Groundhog Day" is Good Friday in his column Grounded in Good Friday
    Doctors of the Church
    In honor of today's Double Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint John Damascene, we present a "Gems from the Past" profile from our chronological series on the Doctors of the Church. St. John was the most remarkable of the Greek writers of the 8th century. He stood up strongly to false doctrines and led the defenders of the orthodox Catholic faith against the iconoclast movement of the Byzantine regime. Greatly persecuted by the iconoclast emperors, St. John's own right hand was severed and, in a show to deter those venerating images, the cruel emperor had St. John's hand displayed in the square. But our Blessed Mother intervened and miraculously had it reconnected to St. John's wrist with no signs of scars. He was known as the last of the Greek Fathers and one whom greatly inspired the Angelic Doctor several centuries later - Saint Thomas Aquinas - as well as his words serving as the stop-gap answer for the counter-revolution at the holy Council of Trent. He was the defender of the orthodox Catholic treasure of Faith, the Pourer of Gold.
    Traditional Thoughts
    Editor Michael Cain reprises an article written a several years ago which impresses on readers the importance of the Feast of the Seven Sorrows in Friday of Passion Week as he takes the reader on a journey through Mary's life on earth, identifying each sword mystically piercing Her Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart. He poses the question: Why is Our Lady so sorrowful? Because She is a Mother and She continues to weep because so many do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Her Divine Son. Wouldn't you weep too? Cain illustrates how Our Lady was so perfectly in sync with the Divine Will that without this cooperation many souls might be even more lost considering the ravaging perpetuated by Her Divine Son's Adversary in these trying, troublesome times. We need to heed her strong motherly advice, meld our sorrows with Hers and do as she asks, take our cares, concerns, anxieties, worries and woes and lay them at the foot of the Cross to be washed in His Most Precious, Cleansing Blood. Cain explains in his meditative essay Seven Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart
  • Truth or Fiction, Compare for Yourself - Do we stand by Sacred Scripture as clearly delineated in the second chapter of the Epistle of St. James that one cannot be saved by faith alone, or do we subscribe to the heretical Joint Declaration of the VulgArians who sold out Catholic truth in order to get along through the apostate virus called ecumenism? Just more signs that Modern Rome is NOT Catholic as illustrated in a graphic feature from Simon Galloway's Book No Crisis in the Church?
  • Propers for Passion Week
  • Propers for Holy Week

  • The Joy of Lent by Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • Of Elephants and Chandeliers and a Certain River in Egypt by Griff Ruby
  • Truth Can Never Be Changed! by Father James F. Wathen
  • The Silent Assassin a treatise on Saint Joseph by the editor
  • Truth or Fiction, Compare for Yourself - Is human dignity the essence of man or does his being made in the image of God make him obedient to and dependent on God in all things? Sacred Scripture says one thing, Vatican II leans more toward a New One World Religion. The Catholic truth is evident as illustrated in a graphic feature from Simon Galloway's No Crisis in the Church?
  • The Practice of Lent by Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • ???Am I A Priest??? by Father Paul Trinchard, S.T.L.
  • Upholder of Harmony and Holiness - the story of Pope Saint Gregory the Great
  • Conversion of Souls in the Apostle of Ireland's Own Words by Saint Patrick
  • VerbumQUOs for the Third Sunday of Lent and Thursday in the Third Week of Lent by Michael Cain
  • Truth or Fiction, Compare for Yourself - Can Muslims be saved in their faith? Not by the promise of 70 virgins if they do not submit to the Blessed Virgin and her divine Son's Church. It's clear as illustrated in a graphic feature from Simon Galloway's No Crisis in the Church?
  • The Mystery of Lent by Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • The Two Witnesses by Scott Montgomery
  • The so-called "King of the World" takes on The King of the Universe in a Titanic Disaster by Gabriel Garnica
  • Litany of Saints for March
  • The Angelic Doctor - the story of Saint Thomas Aquinas
  • VerbumQUOs for the Second Sunday of Lent, Second Monday in Lent, Feast of Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John of God by Michael Cain
  • Truth or Fiction, Compare for Yourself - Is it any surprise the modern "church" is soft on Communism? It's clear
    as illustrated in a graphic feature from Simon Galloway's No Crisis in the Church?
  • The History of Lent by Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • The CMRI Replies to SPLC's Slander by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
  • Truth Conquers All! by Father James F. Wathen
  • Christophobes at the Gates by Christopher Ferrara
  • VerbumQUOs for the First Sunday of Lent, the feast of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Quinquagesima Sunday and the First Friday in March by Michael Cain
  • The Story of Quinquagesima by Dom Prosper Gueranger
  • As Ash Wednesday Approaches, "Catholic" Education Itself Is In Ashes by Gabriel Garnica
  • VerbumQUOs for Quinquagesima Sunday and Ash Wednesday by Michael Cain
  • Light in the Dark Ages on the holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Peter Damian
  • Truth or Fiction, Compare for Yourself - Can Truth Change? Not on your life
    as illustrated in a graphic feature from Simon Galloway's No Crisis in the Church?
  • 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 Guimarães
  • 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

  • Fourth Week of Lent Issue
  • Third Week of Lent Issue
  • Second Week of Lent Issue
  • First Week of Lent Issue
  • Quinquagesima Week Issue
  • Sexagesima Week Issue
  • Septuagesima Week Issue
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    SPEAKING SCHEDULE FOR AFTER EASTER

       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







  • April 1 through April 7 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     Palm Sunday through Holy Saturday.
    April 1April 2 April 3April 4 April 5 April 6 April 7

  • April 8 through April 14 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     Easter Sunday to Easter Saturday.
    April 8April 9 April 10April 11 April 12 April 13 April 14

  • April 15 through April 21 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     Low Sunday to the Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church St. Anselm on Saturday.
    April 15April 16 April 17April 18 April 12 April 20 April 21

  • April 22 through April 28 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     The Second Sunday After Easter to the Feast of St. Paul of the Cross on Saturday.
    April 22April 23 April 24April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28

  • 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. In the midst of the Season of Lent holy Mother Church provides us an oasis of joy with Laetare Sunday and a cornucopia of feasts this week with only two Lenten Ferias during the Fourth Week of Lent. We begin this year rejoicing over the feast of the holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church St. Cyril of Jerusalem, followed immediately by the First Class Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and soon after the Father of Monasticism with the Feast of St. Benedict and ends the week with the greater double Feast of St. Gabriel the Archangel who announced to the Virgin Mary that she would bear the Son of God. It is appropriate this year, as well, that we end Laetare Week with God's hand-chosen heavenly spirit for it is the clarion to the faithful to return to a sincere recommitment of persevering in our pentitential practice and prayer for the next two weeks will intensify leading to Good Friday, beginning with Passion Sunday. 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 Joy of Lent


    Treasures of Tradition
    Griff Ruby brings all the undeniable proof that Paul VI resigned his authority of the Roman Catholic Church (if, indeed, he ever had it)with his approval of the heretical document Lumen Gentium and thereby, by this act, became the head of another entity which has turned out to be the apostate conciliar church in which his successors John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI have followed and "subsist in." Yet so many can't see the elephant in the room while the Modernist Mastedons continue to "subsist" in stomping on souls over the last 40 years and few there are who will honestly recognize the beast for what it is. Hopefully Griff's treatise will knock at least a few over the head and shed some light from the imaginary chandeliers they keep ducking under and away from in their efforts to continue paddling up the river of denile to avoid the inevetible. Griff explains in his column Of Elephants and Chandeliers and a Certain River in Egypt
    Making Sense of sensus Catholicus
    In this series, 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, but has also given us several radio reflections. We are grateful to be able to bring you these pearls of wisdom, as we continue with his third installment as Fr. Wathen points out that in today's topsy-turvy world scientists seek to chip away at truth, even going so far as to deny it or fabricate the Infinite to fit their own finite theories. Father Wathen illustrates that whatever principle is applied, opinion means nothing in the face of truth. Yet today so many are governed by opinion; so much so that Truth Incarnate is challenged in an effort to downplay, and even alter the infrangible fact that almighty God is the Author of all and He cannot change nor can His truths. The knowledge of that you can take to the bank! Truth Can Never Be Changed!
    The Sanity of Sanctity
    On the day which Holy Mother Church has designated as a Double of the First Class Feast, the highest classification possible, it is dedicated to the the saint who enabled the Blessed Mother to fulfill her fiat and raised the Son of Man in the virtuous life. It was the quiet and holy Joseph who helped his foster Son Jesus Christ prepare for His mission on earth. Look at the innocent child in the massive arms of good St. Joseph and we see how love overflowed in the home of the Holy Family. Editor Michael Cain reprises an article he wrote seven years ago, updating it slighty, to honor this gentle giant of our Faith; a saint who serves as the ultimate role model for all men just as his earthly spouse the Blessed Virgin Mary is the ideal mentor for all women. Their intercession is the greatest in Heaven and too few call upon good St. Joseph, who molded and taught the Son of God in all things human. Indeed, of all his many titles, few realize he is also The Silent Assassin
    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. This week we provide his brilliant reflections and explanation on the Practice of the Lenten Season as he explains the importance of the correlation between body and soul. Body and Soul; they cannot be separated until death. What the body does, the soul will either also suffer the consequences of or reap the rewards. Lent affords both to work in harmony through mortification of the body for contrition of the soul. If the soul has willed to sin, then the body must also pay. There can be no sincerity where the body doesn't participate with the soul. Practice makes perfect and that is the purpose of cleansing both body and soul of the harmful effects of sin during Lent through prayer, fasting, penance and almsgiving. 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 Practice of Lent
    Treasures of Tradition
    Father Trinchard, esteemed author of the books, "New Mass" Is Conclusively Invalid, Latin Mass Prayers Explained, and Apocalypse of the Mass to mention just a few, provides unmitigated proof that the chances are if you or your parish "priest" were ordained less than 37 years ago, you or he are not truly a Catholic priest. That is the sad fact as Father delineates what the New Order purposely did to alter the divinely-ordained rite of Holy Orders to give the world a plethora of presiders with no power to forgive sins or confect the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, Soul and Divinity at the Canonical Consecration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The consequences are catastrophic for souls and speaks volumes of the enemy's intent to destroy Christ's Mystical Body: for without the sacraments grace is lacking and without grace there is little adherence to the constituted evangelic traditions and necessary disciplines for living and perpetuating the holy Faith, outside of which there is no salvation. No wonder there have been no fruits (cf. St. Matthew 7: 15-21). If you are one of those ordained after 1968 or 1970, call Fr. Paul. We know it takes a humble heart to admit you've been duped, but what price pride when the salvation of your own soul and the souls of those you are responsible for are at stake? Please, think very seriously about what Father documents below and ask the Holy Ghost for guidance to come back home to the true Catholic Church. ???Am I A Priest???
    Doctors of the Church
    Monday, March 12 is the feast of one of two Sovereign Pontiffs given the acclamation "the Great". He is Pope Saint Gregory the Great who is considered 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 medieval times. He also is credited with setting the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in its "set in stone" formula that has been upheld and honored even to this day despite the proliferation of the "abomination of desolation" of the man-made conciliar rite of the pagan-masonic-protestant Novus Ordo by the VulgArians of Vatican II infamy. For more on this mighty upholder of the Primacy of Peter, see Upholder of Harmony and Holiness
    The Sanity of Sanctity
    In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, we present, as an annual tradition, the special diary of Saint Patrick himself, written by the saint. It delves into his mindset and heart and reveals the pure holiness of this great man who brought Catholicism to a pagan island in the 5th Century. It details the hardships and obstacles he encountered and how, through his immense love for the Triune Divinity and the True Faith, he persevered, even to being rebuked by his superiors, even when a normal person would abandon all hope of converting these stubborn people of Eire. That is what separates common men from saints and this humble confession by the Patron Saint of Ireland. Translated from his own Latin, it is a testimony to his sanctity. Through the natural - the shamrock - he was able to explain the Supernatural. Truly a testament to the sanity of sanctity. Since the 5th Century the emerald isle has remained one of the staunchest bastions of the Roman Catholic Faith in the world. He would weep today at how it has deteriorated over the past 45 years with the cancer of Vatican II that has so ravaged every parish, parishes that produced so many priests who populated the clergy in America in the 40's and 50's but, thanks to the drying up of the True Faith, that constant stream of vocations has slowed to barely a trickle. Nevertheless, we pray that the holy Patrick's diary might be a spark that will once again ignite the chaste fire of a true vocation in someone's heart and soul as we present Conversion of Souls in the Apostle of Ireland's Own Words
    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. This week we provide his brilliant reflections and explanation on the mystery of the Lenten Season. There is a purpose to the why we commemorate Lent and how intricate fasting and penance are aligned with the holy Sacrifice of the Mass which is the re-enactment of the Sacrificial Passion of the Second Person of the Trinity and through His example we plunge ourselves body, mind and soul into the Lenten Season. 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 Mystery of Lent
    Treasures of Tradition
    Guest columnist Scott Montgomery presents an interesting essay on the existence of the two holy prophets from the Old Covenant who God preserved from death until the appointed time when antichrist comes. It is something few modernists will give credence too and, combined with the evangelical pentecostal heresies that have permeated society over this past century, the role of the two prophets Enoch and Elijah (Elias) play a significant role in eschatological theology. It is therefore appropriate that we bring this to you on this Second Sunday of Lent when we focus on the Transfiguration and the miracles of the Almighty with the appearance of Moses and Elias at Christ's side. Holy Mother Church has already spoken of Elias just this past Ember Wednesday in the Epistle from 3 Kings 19. On that same day we read in the Lesson from Exodus 24 of Moses going up to Sinai where he remained for forty days and forty nights. We also know that Moses eventually died after being denied by the Lord to enter the Promised Land; but not so the other witness of the Transfiguration: Elias, also known as Elijah the Tishbite and the man of Mt. Carmel. Elijah is one of the two witnesses in Sacred Scripture - the other being Enoch from Genesis - whom the Fathers and Doctors of the Church discern from the holy Scriptures to still be alive in a time and place finite man cannot reach or comprehend for man cannot know the breadth and depth of the mind of God. Yes, these two prophets of old wait quite possibly in the very same paradise where Adam and Eve began, sustained by the fruits of the garden until that appointed time when antichrist comes and they will be beckoned forth as God's special force to deal directly with the devil on God's terms. Scott lays out the evidence in his treatise The Two Witnesses
    Gabriel's Clarion
    As Gabriel Garnica reminds those faithful who have become complacent. Be alert for here we go again! The Lenten Season seems to annually bring Christ-haters out of the woodwork in trying to foist on the faithful lies and deceits that are so uncredible that they replicate the very demons that were driven out of the possessed man into a herd of swine which Christ refers to in St. Matthew 8: 30-31. What those perpetrating the lies and deception fail to realize is what happened to those swine. They rushed headlong over the cliff into the abyss. Gabriel wonders if the infamous James Cameron is listening or is he charging pell-mell toward the edge? One would think that's the case considering his vile and blasphemous hoax he is perpetrating on the public with his totally discredited revisionist version called The Lost Tomb of Jesus, thereby trying to cast doubt on lukewarm souls who are prey for such lies because they have not built their faith on solid ground. Gabriel exposes the dark side of Cameron's agenda in his column The so-called "King of the World" Takes On The King of the Universe in a Titanic Disaster
    The Sanity of Sanctity
    We begin this month of March in the midst of the Lenten Season that will end with the eve of Palm Sunday, by bringing you the Litany of Saints for the Saints and Feasts of March. Need some impetus during Lent? What we provide is a litany to all of the saints whose traditional feast days are celebrated or acknowledged in the month of March. Many of these saints are little-known and often are not, for that reason, invoked in our prayers or even commemorated in the Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Yet holy Mother Church has assigned specific days to honor them and thus, even with several feria Lenten days throughout this, 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 March as we build toward Holy Week. Litany of the March Saints
    Doctors of the Church
    In honor of the Double Feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas on Wednesday we provide a brief 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


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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


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