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Lost in society today, as verifued in this issue with three dedicated priests' treatises, is the necessity of the family unit. The once large "good Catholic family" has been eclipsed by the "nuclear family" where marriage is an experiment, not a life-long commitment. Because one can bail out according to today's mores, there is no longer the determination to persevere. "If it works out, great; if not, I'll find someone else" is the consensus thinking in a world where sacrifice has given way to finding the easiest way to avoid any kind of pain or effort. Many centuries-old customs passed down from our ancestors and kept so sacred by holy Mother Church have been trashed by the social engineers of sin, aided by the milquetoast counterfeit church of conciliarism. Where is a family's refuge from this horror? Where it always has been: in adhering to all the true Church teaches and emulating the ideal - the Holy Family. In Jesus we learn the necessary virtue of humility in that He would come as a little child, subjecting Himself to finite man and a society with all the foibles of fallen human nature and that Christ was like man in all things except sin. In His Blessed Mother Mary we learn obedience, purity, and patience for she is a role model for every mother, every daughter and a Mother we can always go to for intercession. She is always there as a mother should be. In holy Joseph we learn wisdom and the rightful role of the father as guardian and teacher. As humble and chaste as Joseph was, it was a great sacrifice to first agree to be Mary's spouse while knowing, from the angel, that she was ever virgin and that he would be subjected to temptations, as all are who strive for holiness, and that only through prayer and perseverance would he be able to remain the chaste head of the family. The Holy Family never had it easy. Beginning with the trip to Bethlehem from Nazareth, then the flight into Egypt, then settling back in at Nazareth. Poverty was part of their lives and they never complained. Jesus remained with them at home until His public life when He was 30 years old. He took care of His Mother after Joseph's passing, something key for families to remember today in the children's responsibility of taking care of their parents, always with respect. Respect is a lost art in the younger generations today and if it is not preserved, there will be none when this generation become the elders. That is a terrifying thought that can be soothed by holding the Holy Family up as the ideal to emulate.

Families Modeled on the Holy Family

Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Family

Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI

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In his sermon for the Feast of the Holy Family on this Octave Day of Epiphany in which we also commemorate the Baptism of our Lord, Father Benedict points to the pitfalls of the family unit and how we need to be aware that satan will do all he can to undermine marriage and the family. He does so by sowing discord for he understands all too well the importance and unity of family and what God has deigned. The problem is too many families don't realize this and they accept sins and offenses against the Holy Family and their own family that several decades ago they abhorred; in fact, led by the Church's vigilance, all society condemned. But from early in the 20th century, Protestants began recognizing divorce which is the cause of the breakdown of society. Indeed, it is the primary source of problems in the world today as so insidiously abortion, sodomite perversion, concupiscence, diversity and feminism have undermined the family which is the foundation block of society. Now it is crumbling because of the modern movements orchestrated by the devil, who seeks to subvert the order that God ordained. That is why, in this time when nothing is sacred except political correctness, Father emphasizes, each in the family must fulfill the role they have been given by God's natural law in order for virtue to flourish and to sanctify and save each family member's immortal soul. This can only be done by imitating the Holy Family through our prayer life and living as devout Catholics, on guard against the things that would gravely harm the soul.

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    There are so many lessons to learn from the Holy Family and, in a time when marriage is regarded so lowly by society, we must cling to those traditions for, as Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI emphasizes in today's audio sermon: "The family is the foundation block of society." Today that block is crumbling and it needs to be moved back to the Rock of Peter and the firm foundation that His Church and the ideal of family have always been built upon. This can only be done by looking to the ideal role model: The Holy Family. They are the real heroes we need to emulate in playing our role in accordance with God's holy Will. The late Father James F. Wathen left us a legacy of love in his writings, and nowhere is this more evident than in his advice to sustain Catholic Families. Whatever your calling in life, God has a special blue print for you and Father's advice below is applicable at all times in fostering a love for God and the holy Faith He gave you. We also bring you a sermon by Father Louis Campbell from three years ago that if one is anchored in the home of God, guided by the example and intercession of the Holy Family, then even the worst earthquakes, tsunamis, floods or fires or worse can shake us from realizing our spiritual home which is Heaven. Our life on this fragile planet earth is but a drop of water compared to the unending ocean of eternity that will be like the calmest of seas for us forever in one of the Almighty's many mansions in Heaven. Conversely, if we place our emphasis on that drop of water more than the everlasting sea of eternity, then the tsunamis of hell will erupt and cascade down on us, crushing us under satan's hardened mantle of madness. All excellent advice in refocusing on the true hero role model we need today: the Holy Family.
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Making Sense of Sensus Catholicus
As a special treat for this Feast of the Holy Family, we bring you inspiration from the late Father James F. Wathen, pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege who passed away November 6, 2006. This piece was first published here three years ago and to show the measure of the man, though he was dying of cancer, he left us these priceless gems of wisdom for husbands and wives, for young men and women in the single life, and for children as well. In each, he provides solid Catholicity of how each must respond in order to have their state in life blessed and become fruitful in the eyes of God, and then in the eyes of the world which, as he points out, is often a paradox for living as a true Catholic is a contradiction to the world. His encouraging words give hope that more will take his solid advice and apply it to their lives so that a generation of true Catholics can be generated for tomorrow. That is his gift for the feast of the holiest of families, Jesus' Own in Nazareth with Mary and Joseph, titled, Thoughts to sustain Catholic Families
In honor of the Double Major Feast of the Holy Family, we bring you Father Louis Campbell's sermon from three years ago in which he points out the importance of "home" and equates the devastation of the most recent disastrous tsunami in the Indian Ocean ravaging Southeast Asia with the loss of home, hearth and heartland. But if one is anchored in the home of God, guided by the example and intercession of the Holy Family, then even the worst earthquakes, tsunamis, floods or fires or worse can shake us from realizing our spiritual home which is Heaven. Our life on this fragile planet earth is but a drop of water compared to the unending ocean of eternity that will be like the calmest of seas for us forever in one of the Almighty's many mansions in Heaven. Conversely, if we place our emphasis on that drop of water more than the everlasting sea of eternity, then the tsunamis of hell will erupt and cascade down on us, crushing us under satan's hardened mantle of madness. While humanistic assistance is vital in these desperate times for our neighbors who are made in the image and likeness of Christ, it cannot be the end all and be all; and, in these times when society and the conciliar church give more credence to the material and modern than spiritual and ancient, there will be consequences for Our Lord has assured this in Scripture as Father explains in his sermon "Though the earth be shaken"
NRLC's ideals blow in the winds of whatever is politically expedient

   As we hear more about pro-life organizations this month in commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the horrendous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and with the primaries going hot and heavy with one claim after another, it is important to know what are the true pro-life organizations and which are not. We know Planned Parenthood is not, that's a given. But did you know that the National Right to Life organization is a misnomer, that they really are not 100% pro-life but easily moved to compromise for political expediency. That evidence was manifested recently and corroborated by such pro-life luminaries as Judie Brown of ALL and Fr. Thomas Euteneuer in addition to Alan Keyes, Judge Roy Moore and Congressman Bob Dornan. Knowing there can be not one ounce of compromise when it comes to the sanctity of life from womb to the tomb, it's vital that we know the enemy among us. The Legacy of Judas: National Right to Life's betrayal of the unborn

Why not an ecumenical chapel in a beloved Catholic Basilica? It's already been desecrated with the abomination of desolation.

If you can't convert 'em (and that's never been the conciliar creed) then join 'em. That's the mantra being peddled by Modern Rome with the establishment, hold onto your hats and veils, of an "ecumenical chapel" at the venerated Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls. In what Hegelian innovator BeneRatz is calling the "Year of St. Paul" he is going to wow non-believers with their own place to continue their false worship, totally forsaking our Lord's command in Mark 16: 15-16 to save souls. But then did you really expect the Modernists to follow Christ's teaching or remember what Paul says in Galatians 1: 8-10 and 2 Thessalonians 2: 10-11? Not in the last 50 years! See what Benny's honcho as archpriest of the Basilica said in that it provides "the possibility for non-Catholic Christian communities to come and pray at the basilica and to celebrate liturgy." Yeah, a "cardinal" Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo actually said that and never a denial from Ratzinger. Surprised? Don't be, it's par for the course for the VulgArians. Ecumania invades St. Paul's

There is only one standard of truth and it has stood for two thousand years. It will be standing long after the winds of change will blow in and out according to what people may want now to what they'll want tomorrow. There is only one issue and one barometer on how to vote: Do they uphold the cross with not one iota of compromise?

In his third essay this week of a trilogy on political science 2008 from a totally Catholic perspective, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey exposes the problems with candidates running for the highest office of the land. They forget Who is higher. Tom enumerates several of the pitfalls citizens and clerics, who have bought into the heresy of Americanism, can fall into as he identifies the emotional rollercoaster so many strap onto in letting their feelings flap in the wind. No stability or strength can be identified with those candidates who waver or do not uphold Christ's teachings fully and the concept of separation of Church and State is a myth masterminded by the devil and fooling so many. While these candidates say they stand behind the "standard of truth", when push comes to shove it is not "politically correct" to admit that there is only one standard of truth, only one standard of true human liberty and that is the holy crucifix where upon the gibbet of the cross is all the evidence one needs to know where Ultimate Truth can be found. It is not in the ballot booth, it is not with any political party; it is not with any entity that gives even one ounce of concession to liberty, equality and fraternity - the mantra of the French Revolution and the emergence of Freemasonry in its attempt to snuff out Catholic truth. It is only by the very blood, the very last drop of His Most Precious Blood that we are here. Are we going to waste this precious life by insulting Him with a vote for His adversary? Showing Libertarianism's True Biases

Putting the "joy" in the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary during this Octave of the Epiphany

With this being the last Thursday in Christmastide before we begin the Time After Epiphany next week, we thought it would be inspirational to bring back John Gregory's meditations on the Holy Rosary in updated files for the rest of this week and next week before we enter the Time of Septuagesima and the Sorrowful Mysteries. He commences with the wondrous Annunciation as John provides inspiring meditation that many might not have even considered as he equates the sinful selfishness of contraception and abortion today as the antithesis of Mary's fiat, never more evident than on the brink of commemorating the 35th horrendous anniversary of Roe v. Wade in two weeks. God is not happy with those who deny not only a child a place in the inn, but snuff out the very life and soul of one of God's chosen ones. They have not tasted the wrath that will visit those who dare to play God, who dare to not serve, who dare to tempt Him or denigrate His Blessed Mother. That is why it is absolutely essential to have a healthy, renewed perspective of Mary's role in salvation and how, through the Annunciation, only by cooperating with her fiat can we enhance our chance of gaining Heaven. John shares his thoughts with the reader in his meditation of the beautiful words in Luke 1 announcing to the Virgin Mary her chosen mission for mankind in The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation.

Who is to say there is not another St. Charles Borromeo out there who will come forth to help set the Barque of Peter upright again? Hopes can be realized through Humility and Prayer.

To provide encouragement that there is hope on the horizon, Cyndi Cain provides a shining example of the possible. It happened before, why can't it happen again? That is the question you will ask when reading of the humility in the short-lived, but fully fruitful life of a holy and influential Doctor of the Church St. Charles Borromeo. In the midst of turmoil, tension, rebellion, lukewarmness, and heresies in the aftermath of wicked popes, God rose up this humble soul to wrest back the true faith from the usurpers and infiltrators. Now, nearly 500 years later the situation is even worse, for the Protestants have managed to cleverly masquerade themselves as part of and inside, and yes, even as the Church itself where man has reached, in their warped thinking that has permeated every conciliar curia and chancery, an equal footing with God. Heresy? Of course, but considering the counterfeit church of conciliarism's track record, should we be surprised? No, nor should we be surprised, if we pray with humility and hope, that God will be merciful and raise up more dedicated bishops of St. Charles' caliber to help bring holy Mother Church back to her rightful order. It can be done! Cyndi lays out the blueprint on how it worked a half millennium ago in her lesson, Humility Hungers for Holy Happenings

Understanding Divine Revelation and the Source. It is not debatable. God said it, we believe it, that settles it!

We begin 2008 with a redacted series from several years ago that serves as a primer on our faith, and Divine Revelation is a foundation of Catholicism and, Sacred Scripture, contrary to modern consensus, has always been a staple of the Faith. Therefore, it is important to cover the Word of God, compiled in what is called the Bible, for its purpose and background in a short overview of the Old Testament which began with "In the beginning God created Heaven and earth" in the Book of Genesis and ends with the last words of the beloved disciple Saint John the Evangelist in the Book of Apocalypse with "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen" in the New Testament. Between these words are millions of others, all sanctioned as the Word and a guide for helping us attain everlasting life. That is a major reason why we provide these catechetical "points of enlightenment" in order to help more Catholics better understand their Faith. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism, making them truly members of the Mystical Body of Christ, is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church through 260 Popes, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That's the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, we present HOLY SCRIPTURE: A Brief Overview


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Our Lady of the Snow Parish
3001 So. Federal Blvd.
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SUNDAYS: 9 a.m.
Confessions before Mass
Our Lady of the Snow
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or call (303) 995-0906 or (303) 280-0194

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
59350 Carnation Rd.
Olathe, CO 81425
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Immaculate Conception Church
228 11th St.
Burlington, CO 80807
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Our Lady Help of Christians Mission
Colorado Springs, CO
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Our Lady Help of Christians
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St. John Vianney Chapel
3424 Kerns, Clifton, CO 81520
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St. Gertrude the Great
4900 Rialto Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
SUNDAYS: 7:30, 9 (High Mass), 11:30 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.
WEEKDAYS: 11:25 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
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St. Gertrude the Great
call Bishop Daniel Dolan (513)645-4212

St. Clare Parish
24 E. Norwich
Columbus, OH 43201
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St. Clare Parish
call Fr. Anthony Cekada (614) 424-6278

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
450 Dennison Ave
Akron, Ohio 44312
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WEEKDAYS: 9 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 p.m
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
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Sacred Heart of Jesus
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Our Mother of Perpetual Help
4953 South Street / Annapolis DeKalb Rd.
Sulphur Springs, Ohio 44881
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Our Mother of Perpetual Help
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Most Holy Trinity Parish
Wheelersburg, Ohio 45694
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Most Holy Trinity Parish
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Queen of the Holy Rosary
2533 W. Myrtle Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051
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Tues-Sat: 11:15 a.m.
Rosary 8:30 a.m. Sundays
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Queen of the Holy Rosary
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Queen of the Holy Rosary
Windmill Suites
4250 N. Campbell Ave
Tuscon, Arizona 85718
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Queen of the Holy Rosary
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London, ON N5W 3E1
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Our Lady of Lourdes
16010 Boyle Ave
Fontana, CA 92337
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Our Lady of Fatima
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Mount St. Michael
8500 N. St. Michael's Rd.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe
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Spokane, WA 99207
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Tacoma, WA 98444
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Mary Immaculate Queen
15384 N. Church Rd.
Rathdrum, ID 83858
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Mary Immaculate Queen
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Mary Immaculate Church
7745 Military Ave
Omaha, NE 68134
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Immaculate Conception Church
313 28th Avenue N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
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St. Joseph's Church
3521 4th St.
Wayne, MI 48184
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Most Holy Rosary
314 E. Main St.
Middleville, MI 49333
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Most Holy Rosary Parish
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St. Dominic Savio
7095 Kochville Rd.
Freeland, MI 48603
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Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel
15 Pepper St.
Monroe, CT 06468
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WEEKDAYS: 7 a.m.
Friday 10:45 a.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.
Confessions after Sunday Mass
Our Lady of the Rosary
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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mission
400 Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
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