While they clean up Sydney in the aftermath of the mess left by the Worldy Youth last week, isn't it time to call supposed non-profits to task for being profiteers of the debacle down under? |
We haven't published much from the recent Wordly Youth Days that took place late last week because, frankly, it has nothing to do with true Catholicism or any kind of Catholicism for that matter. But Remnant wag Christopher Ferrara was sent down under to cover the anticipated abberations while still trying to justify the new Remnant policy that Benedict "is really trying to be a 'traditional pope'" whereas his actions have clearly illustrated what most of our readers already knew: He couldn't possibly be Catholic, let alone a Vicar of Christ. The base photo above left is from the Remnant article. We provide Gary Morella's preface to it and the link provided to Ferrara's piece "Sydney or Sodom?" in which Ferrera also takes Karl Keating of 'Catholic' Answers to task for missing the real target. But then Keating is not about getting to the real truth, but about padding his own pocket taking down a salary of over $200,000. a year while desperately sending out slick mailers pleading disaster to souls if his "non-profit" entity doesn't get these tracts in the hands of the youth. It's all about the money, folks, not souls. I doubt you'd find any Traditional Catholic ministry where the Executive Director takes a salary above the national poverty level. We here at the Daily Catholic take no salaries for our non-profit organization, nor do any of those Traditional non-profits we promote. Not so with the Motuarians and Vulgarians who accept Vatican II. Know this, those Novus Ordo mercenary "missionaries" are not prophets, but profiteers. Do you really think Keating paid his way to Australia with the money he gets in salary, or did he dip into "travel funds" (read 'donations') to cover costs? Not much different than a congressional junket where the people get ripped off with write-offs, but at 'Catholic' Answers they call it "faith trippin'." We provide Gary's pertinent preface to Ferrara's piece here and why there is so much Mass Confusion, mainly because "Benedict XVI is an enigma!"
Consecrated by St. Peter, Saint Apollinaris was the First Bishop of Ravenna and one of the earlier martyrs of the Church
Today is the semi-double feast of St. Apollinaris, a the disciple of St. Peter, who preached the Gospel at Ravenna. The importance of the See of Ravenna in the Sixth Century brought about an attempt to exalt that See unduly. On this account we have in the Mass today the voice of St. Peter recommending the pastors of the Church to avoid the spirit of domination and pride, and the words of the Gospel teaching the lesson of humility. St. Apollinaris after a cruel scourging and exile was martyred at Ravenna in 79 A.D. The great cathedral of that city is dedicated to him.
There is also a Commemoration of St. Liborius, bishop and Confessor. He was the fourth bishop of Le Mans, France. He was renowned for the miracles which he wrought on behalf of those suffering from stone; his name was added to the Calendar by Pope Clement XI, who suffered with this dangerous malady and was cured by the intercession of the saint. He died about the year 397.
For more, see Saint Apollinarius and St. Liborius
In discrediting Feeneyism who better to have as a prime witness against this heresy than the Prince of Theologians, the Angelic Doctor himself?
We continue to bring you this series Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has been given permission from Father Martin Stepanich, OFM S.T.D. to republish. It is part of an excellent series of articles that The Remnant so enthusiastically ran back in the seventies. As noted, nothing has changed since then except for the fact that Fr. Martin is persona non grata to those who are presently floundering on the fence, flailing away in trying to justify a false pope and his Motu hoax. Nothing has also changed with those Feeneyites who tried to shout Fr. Martin down thirty years ago. They're still trying to villify this now 90 plus-year old giant of Tradition who was not "senile" or "out of touch" then nor is he now in continuing to exhibit the wisdom of saints, something so lacking in this era when Modernism stifles the quest for holiness. If Father Martin was wrong, then so also were numerous true Popes, saints and Doctors of the Church, most notably St. Thomas Aquinas. Of course, that is preposterous as Father proves in his brief, but comprehensive essays, continuting with part three and four of seven parts from this outstanding Franciscan priest with Outside The Church There Is No Salvation, Part three and four
The depositions of quotes in Dimond's Treatise reek of being taken out of context, thus twisting the meaning for the Prosecution against Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire, but Griff stands in for the Defense, keeping everything in context in proving that the Means will justify his arguments.
Griff Ruby continues his comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" with his fourth installment that is most necessary for Catholics to understand one's responsibility to educate, inform and rebuke as St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the Word and what holy Mother Church teaches and to be on guard for what the Apostle warns in Galatians 1: 8-11. The tomes of quotes by Peter Dimond in his supposedly "air-tight" arguments in his Treatise have more holes than Swiss cheese. Once readers discover his dishonesty of omitting key components that actually quite often refute his forced and faulty conclusions, they should smell what's really intended. And once readers clearly understand his deliberate deception of placing misdirected emphasis on the words of Fathers, Doctors, Saints and Popes of the Church in his Treatise to forge a different conclusion, then readers should begin to understand only too well where that putrid stench originated. Griff fumigates more of the mephetic MHFM's misrepresentations in Part Four The Treatise is in Contempt of Context
Everyone seems to think "comfort" is about "feelings." The point is it has nothing to do with how good we feel, but how good we make God feel by worshipping Him as He ordained and treating others as He has taught us.
Gabriel Garnica returns with a sobering question: Are you comfortable in your comfort zone? For the sake of your soul, let us hope you aren't. Too many have discarded the necessary hairshirts that made saints out of sinners; men and women who deliberately avoided temporal comfort to make them more comfortable in knowing their quest to attain everlasting comfort was the only way to Heaven. Lost are those self-immolating practices that reminded us we are nothing without God and that from dust we came, to dust we will return. How dare we waste the bodies God gave us by lounging around and looking for the easy way out. That has never been the Catholic way and if you do not agree with that, if you think you can embrace the world, the flesh and the devil and emerge unscathed, then you're not Catholic. That's another uncomfortable fact that countless souls will have to come to grips with sooner or later. The sooner the better, if you get the drift. Too often the ultimate epicurean comfort today, and in all too many homes, is the easy chair. That is not a malaprop. They don't call these plush stuffed single sofas "lazy boys" for nothing! It all starts so innocently: this comfort, that convenience, this delight, that pleasure and, pretty soon, if we do not discipline our senses, our senses will rule and that leads to each and every one of the Seven Deadly Sins. We all know where that leads. Enough said. If that makes you uncomfortable, it should as Gabriel tweaks consciences in his article If You Are Comfortable, You Are Not With God
The truth never changes. What a giant of Tradition penned over thirty years ago is even more pertinent today.
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has been given permission from Father Martin Stepanich, OFM S.T.D. to republish the excellent series of articles that The Remnant so enthusiastically ran back in the seventies. Nothing has changed since then except for the fact that Fr. Martin is persona non grata to those who are presently floundering on the fence, flailing away in trying to justify a false pope and his Motu hoax. Nothing has also changed with those Feeneyites who tried to shout Fr. Martin down thirty years ago. They're still trying to villify a good man, this now 90 plus-year old giant of Tradition who was not "senile" or "out of touch" then nor is he now in continuing to exhibit the wisdom of saints, something so lacking in this era when Modernism stifles the quest for holiness. Most importantly, nothing has changed and never will on the solid Catholic truth he professes in this series to remind all that the First Dogma of the Church will always stand: Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, but his opponents need to fully understand that the Church is composed of the Church Militant, Church Suffering, and Church Triumphant. Tom provides Father's brief, but comprehensive essays on his site with part one and two of seven parts from this outstanding Franciscan priest with Outside The Church There Is No Salvation, Part one and two
Each time we worthily assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in person, we gain graces that are placed in a "golden chalice", so to speak, and is offered to God to be weighed in substance when we stand before Him at our Particular Judgment. The more we have filled this chalice, the better will it go for our spiritual welfare in eternity.
In this time of Epikeia when the true Church is in eclipse and so few true Masses available, when we pray the Mass prayers and make a spiritual act of Communion at home, graces are also received and placed in a "silver chalice", as it were, which, of course, is not as valuable as the gold one, yet is efficacious when the time comes to make an accounting for our lives.