During our active Summer Mode this year we'll be presenting each day an outstanding column from our excellent array of contributing writers past and present that remain just as pertinent today as when they were written, in many cases even moreso considering the course of events over the last few years and the realization of the truths that were applied by our writers. Today is the long-time Daily Catholic editor's turn to share one of his poignant commentaries that pulls not punches.
Because the Modernist jihad of Vatican II was so stealth, few saw it coming, even fewer see it now. It paved the way for another jihad. Yet 9-11 was not nearly as devastating as 10-11 for the latter has killed bodies, but the former has taken its toll in souls.
In the many editorials by Michael Cain over the years, the one chosen for this issue dates back over six years. Ever since September 11, 2001 it's been all about security; the loss of security, if you will and it has continued, not only in America but in conciliar-secular circles the world over. It's really nothing new as Cain first wrote back on the first anniversary of 9-11. The only security is in total fidelity to Christ and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. The rest is false security for he asks how secure have souls been for the past forty years? He lays out the conspiracy perpetrated by the Revolution within the Church in the 20th Century, the greatest, most devestating in the history of mankind and the sad fact that most Catholics are playing right into the hands of the Modernists in the 21st Century. During all this time right up to the present today in 2008 while attention was been diverted by the tragedy of 9-11, Catholics the world over have failed miserably to see, due to the smoke and mirrors erected so cleverly, the far, far worse holocaust - the Bargain of Baal - that has claimed millions, yea, billions of souls over the last four decades. He explains in his editorial from late summer of 2002, Well Before 9-11, There Was 10-11!
Nearly 1,700 years ago St. Basil the Great defined the condition of the counterfeit church of conciliarism today: "You have the Bishops against you. That proves that they are all against the Church."
Today's Doctor of the Church is another of the magnificent luminaries God rose up in the 4th century. The holy bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Basil the Great also faced the intense persecutions and calumnies of the Arian bishops and suffered greatly, never complaining and living a life of austerity while his fellow Arian bishops lived high on the hog. Like his good life-long friend and fellow Doctor of the Church St. Gregory Nazianzen, he,too, came from holy stock and had two brothers who became bishops; a father, mother and sister who became saints. This Bishop of Caesarea is one of the few, along with Popes St. Leo I and St. Gregory I and St. Albert to be given the august title "Magnus" - great. For a profile of this holy Bishop and Doctor, see Orator of Orthodoxy
On this feast of the Church's holy "Hammer of Heretics" Saint Anthony of Padua, we illustrate how the world's most prolific true Catholic writer has been hammering modern heretics for many years.
Today we present the very first article Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey filed with The Daily Catholic way back in March 2001 when both Tom and this editor were still trapped in our own ignorance to the satanic wiles of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Since that time God has shed many graces upon us and Tom, primarily the grace of understanding the situation in the Church today. Since those days Tom has gone on to become the most prolifi Catholic writer in the world through his well-documented journey to the fullness of the Faith. It began back at the beginning of this millenninum and he identifies many of the same culprits who today continue to run amok unchecked by corrupt regimes at the highest echelons in both congressional and conciliar circles. Silence is supposed to be golden, but in his very first piece on The Daily Catholic he showed that by silent consent of sin Blood Money Talks
One of the most beloved saints in the entire Church Triumphant, many consider him a gentle saint as he is so often depicted in his love for the Christ Child. Because of his love for Jesus and His Church, St. Anthony was anything but gentle on those who sought to deceive the faithful through heresy.
Today is the Double Feast of the holy Franciscan and Doctor of the Church Saint Anthony of Padua who died on this date in 1231 at the early age of 36. Upon his death church bells rang throughout Italy, in many with no human person ringing the bells. People attributed the bellringers to the angels who had come to earth to ring them as children wailed in the streets crying aloud, "Our dear father, Anthony is dead." But his spirit and on-going miraculous wonders have lived on for nearly eight centuries. He is the patron saint of the poor and oppressed and the one to whom so many pray to when something or someone is lost. He so wanted to convert the Moors and was willing to be martyred. Where are the St. Anthonys today when the infidels are overrunning Christianity? For more on St. Anthony, see Hammer of Heretics
The conciliar church is the naked church. There are millions of stories of those who cling to a new institution which cannot see that their emperor is not wearing any clothes. This is just one of those stories of one who had the courage to go against the grain, to upset the apple cart, and cry out to the blind-obedience robots of the Novus Ordo Village what is so obvious: You're going the wrong way!
John Gregory files an account of his own personal journey to Truth. He hopes that by sharing the obstacles and questions he faced, others will have the courage to get up out of their rut and challenge those who cannot give honest answers. As long as those in the conciliar church continue to be mindless robots blindly obeying whatever they're told, they will not realize they are being greatly deceived and their own salvation in peril. The path John took parallels many others who have discovered what was wrong and got off their duffs because they valued the welfare of their souls. It is a difficult journey, a lonely one, and one that leads inevitably back to the catacombs where the Truths and Traditions remain the same for the truth can never be altered and never has been or will be at the Altars where the True Latin Mass is said. John presents his candid account of The Journey to Truth
The Roman historian Tertullian said, 'From the Blood of the Martyrs come the seeds of Christianity' and indeed martyrdom has become a lost art thanks to the homogonized compromise consciousness of the conciliar church. If only more realized that from the loving lactose of martydom come unending, pure graces flowing like milk and honey over souls. Need we say more? Got Milk?
We hear a lot about martyrdom which doesn't seem to phase the Modernists today. To the conciliar church it is not about suffering for souls, but rather establishing "peace and justice" in a temporal world that will end. Thus we present Gabriel Garnica's excellent piece first presented in early November of 2005 on martyrdom. In it he outlined the three truths of martyrdom. There are close to 2000 canonized saints and yet the holy martyrs who gave their lives for Christ in the first three centuries number close to 11 million or more. Those martyred for the Faith went straight to Heaven to join the Church Triumphant. They are an inspiration to every Catholic and Gabriel pointed out that we should pay attention because with the situation the way it is today, it could very well not be if we might suffer martyrdom for the Faith, but when and how. Traditional Catholics are well aware of the Dry Martyrdom they undergo in keeping the Faith in the face of abuse, slander and other kinds of mental and even physical persecution. In his artile, Gabriel lists the various kinds of martyrdom and if we are not willing to carry our cross all the way to Calvary, we cannot be His disciples. Gabriel explained in his column The Milk of Martyrdom