Please continue to keep Sister Mary Olive Rowley in your prayers. She is out of ICU but far from out of physical danger for she has a "hole in her heart", perhaps a hole that can only be filled by her suffering to bring cold and hardened hearts back to Christ and His True Church. Though Father Martin Stepanich, OFM has been taking care of her spiritual health which, thanks to the sacraments and her fiat to God, is in excellent condition. Yet, as you may know, Sister and Father rely on charity of donations.
Two who watch after these faithful religious are Samantha and Suzanne whose dedication is a totally free offering
of their services without compensation. If anyone would like to send
a donation to help support the ongoing needs of Father Stepanich and
Sister Olive, please mark donation for 'Father Stepanich' and make
out your donation to one of these parishes who will forward your almsgiving:
St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church, 4900 Rialto Road, West Chester OH 45069
Phone number: 513-645-4212 www.sgg.org Bishop Dolan/Fathers Cekada, Saavedra, McGuire, Ramolla
Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church, 3914 N. Lidgerwood Street, Spokane, Washington 99207-1731
Phone number: 509-489-6602 www.ladyofguadalupe.net Father Vaillancourt
You can listen to Father Stepanich's sermons here: http://www.traditionalcatholicsermons.org" For a list of those suffering, see Please Remember in your Prayers
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 we feature the very first article submitted by Atila Sinke Guimarăes shortly after 9-11. We dare say it is quite possible 9-11 might never have happened had more been outraged by the betrayal and audacity of the conciliar progressivists beginning with Angelo Cardinal Roncalli.
Even before Vatican II convened, the con was on in selling out the Church and betraying millions and millions of souls behind the Iron Curtain; a curtain whose dark exegis has been expanded far beyond what even Marx could have hoped for just as our Lady foretold at Fatima.
Just as we brought you the first article ever published on these pages by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey last week, so also today we republish the very first article submitted by the noted Traditional Catholic author and polemicist Atila Sinke Guimarăes back in the Fall of 2001. He was one of the first to expose the devastation of the repercussions of the nefarious Pact of Metz, conducted secretly just before the opening of the Second Vatican Council in 1962. John XXIII was willing to sell his soul to have the Russian Orthodox church represented at the council. What price pride? Atila explored why even to this day the conciliar church has continued to be so silent regarding this devastating formal appeasement that went against all that was Catholic, against all predecessors of the See of Peter, against God Himself in giving credence to the atheistic creed of communism. This article was written after the release of his excellent book The Murky Waters of Vatican II. Since then he and Dr. Marian Therese Horvat have gone on to publish several more books and established a solid website for their ministry Tradition in Action which can be accessed each day in the upper right hand corner of this page. Atila delves into the deviousness of the progressivist program of the counterfeit church in his piece, The Pact of Metz
A true priest as an alter Christus, in the manner of Melchisedech, offers to God "a holy sacrifice, a spotless victim - sanctum sacrificium, immaculatam hostiam." It is the essence of the priesthood, the essence of being a father to his flock.
Father James F. Wathen, the pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege, worked tirelessly for perpetuating the one holy Faith, continuing his mission as a priest until God finally called him home on November 7, 2006. He left behind many treasures of the Faith, in particular several articles or letters, if you will, to his flocks. One such we bring you today is the august privilege of being a priest, of being called "Father." Thus, on this Father's Day we take time to honor all our dedicated traditional priests and provide what Father James shared on why he became a priest and why being a priest was so precious to him even when he was undergoing his own Calvary. It is an encouraging short piece that will hopefully perk vocations in young men to follow in his footsteps for we desperately need good and holy Traditional priests as you'll see in A Priest Forever
Without Reconciliation with God and our fellow man we could Raca n' Roll right into hell.
To enhance each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel we present this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. We publish it here in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass, with the cogent comprehensive Catholic Commentary penned by Father George Leo Haydock. For the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost the theme is that if one is reconcilied with his fellow man then he will always be reconciled with God for he will remain in the state of grace,which is necessary for participating in the sacramental fullness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. If we do not comply with our Lord's commands, the consequences are catastrophic as we see in Fr. Haydock's cogent comments for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Haydock Commentary
A Tribute to the editor's father on this Father's Day when we honor all family patriarchs living and dead
On this day we honor our Father Who gave us life, the fathers who gave us spiritual life through the grace of the sacraments in wiping away sin, both original and mortal, and the fathers who reared us and molded us in the Faith of our fathers, the editor asks your indulgence in republishing the tribute he wrote one year and and a few weeks ago in honoring the man who raised him as cradle Catholic and laid the foundations for his son to perpetuate the holy faith his dad converted to before marrying his mother back in that eventful year 1939 when World War loomed on the horizon. It was during the last year of Lowell Cain's life that his oldest son helped him rediscover the faith he remembered before Vatican II. Michael Cain shares his heartfelt tribute on this day we salute fathers everywhere with "Come, ye, blessed of My Father"
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