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 an article written by Tim Duff originally published in The Reign of Mary in 2001 and submitted by Tim to The Daily Catholic a little over three years ago on a quick primer for our conciliar and protestant friends to simplify the situation in a black and white scenario that affirms Divine Law is always above any other law.
A Primer to help your friends trapped in the conciliar establishment to better understand why the NOM or "eucharistic celebration" is not from Christ nor from the Church He established! It is not Catholic!
Timothy Duff, who taught Traditional Catholicism for decades and is also a consummate expert on Venerable Mary Agreda's masterful work Mystical City of God, provided a primer on how to help our friends trapped in the Novus Ordo establishment to see the truths of the True Mass, the True Faith and to better understand why the New Order 'Mass' is not from Christ nor from the Church He established! It is not Catholic! The title of this article seems obvious enough, does it not? What Catholic could be found who would not agree that the Church is not above Christ? Yet the belief that the Catholic Church has more authority than Jesus Christ Himself is actually the very core of the error of those who attend the Novus Ordo Missae or "New Order Mass" (NOM). It is a sacred duty of charity for those whom the Sacred Heart of Jesus has mercifully called to attend exclusively the Traditional Latin Mass to desire the same grace for others. That is why Tim shares this "how to explain why" to help our friends truly understand Catholic truth as he explains so clearly in his magnificent essay
The Church is Not Above Christ
One cannot possibly be "in communion with the 'holy See'" when such 'See' has been commandeered by conciliarists and submerged. In her place has been positioned an unholy sea of pathetic pirates determined to apostasize the true faith with no intention of obeying Christ. Forty years have proven the futility of their tricks and illusions of putting faith in the folly of the feckless frigate known as Vatican II. The sooner the latter sinks the better so that the mighty Barque of Peter can resurface and once again, through God's graces, be visible to all as the true Holy See.
Because her duties as wife and mother take precedence up to the present time, Catharine Lamb has been on hiatus from writing for a few years now and we at The Daily Catholic miss her contributions which always simplified what conciliarists strove to complicate and confuse. We bring you such an article she wrote in the summer of 2002 on her frustration, shared by so many committed Catholics, that had it not been for the media, the conciliar church wouldn't have done diddly. As it is, it was all cosmetic spin which Catharine railed about. In retrospect it has since been proven that the bafflegab posited by Modernist Rome and the Masonic potentates posing as bishops was not just deliberate spin for damage control but outright lies and from the top on down in the counterfeit church not one of the robber barrons of the Novus OrdonArian bent cared one hoot of the collateral damage done to countless souls. It is the price of pride and power that men who should be uncompromising in their fidelity to the faith have long ago sold their souls and have proven to be what Jesus Christ warned against: "wolves in sheep's clothing" who have caused great scandal to the flocks. Catharine's column "Shears and Tears of a Lamb" captures the betrayal of the sheep in
At a time when the Roman Empire was crumbling and decaying from within, God rose up a Rock-Solid Column of the Church in the holy Deacon and Doctor Saint Ephrem to preserve souls from the perversion that consumed so many.
Today is the feast of the holy Doctor of the Church Saint Ephrem the Deacon, and in honor of this saintly Syrian, who was the second chronologically to receive such a title following Saint Athanasius, we present a brief profile of this early luminary of the Church. St. Ephrem was beloved by his people and one called the "Prophet of his people" and a deacon who combated heretical sects and Roman emperors, not by raising his voice in anger, but through Syriac poetry in winning the people to the Faith. His works are integral to the Syrian Church. In adherence to yesterday's gospel, Ephrem reached out and cared for the least of his brethren leaving the 99 to go in search of the one who was lost. This dedication to the will of God and uncompromisingly living the Gospel to win souls to the Lord show why he was a clarion of clarity to those suffering from the confusion of the Arian heresy. He is affectionately known as the Harp of the Holy Ghost
The meaning of Fatima is intricately linked with the prophesies Our Lady of Good Success bestowed on a simple Spanish Conceptionist nun in Quito, Ecuador hundreds of years before the Mother of God appeared at the Cova. Our Lady foretold that these messages would only be made widely known in these times of the Great Apostasy.
The Messages of Fatima are well known (despite the verbal engineering by the conciliar con men to alter our Lady's words and warning), but few realize that late in the 16th century in the throes of the aftermath of the devastating Protestant revolt in Europe, the Mother of God was putting a bookend, if you will, on here appearances in the New World. Just as she appeared to Juan Diego in 1513 as Our Lady of Guadalupe, so also she appeared further south in Quito, Ecuador to a holy nun as Our Lady of Good Success. Her messages were more for these times than then and, true to the Blessed Virgin's words, they would not become well known or circulated until now. Thanks to Dr. Marian Therese Horvat's tireless research and literary excellence the importance of Our Lady of Good Success in our modern times is reaching more through her eye-opening accounts she has produced with her numerous books on it, the visionary Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, and the faithful Franciscan priest who perpetuated her legacy Fr. Manuel Sousa Pereira. In case anyone is not familiar with these books, we provide her article she wrote for The Daily Catholic back in early 2002 before the second printing of Our Lady of Good Success: Prophecies for Our Times and release later that same year of Stories and Miracles of Our Lady of Good Success. She titled her article back then so appropiately,
The Secret of Success
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
Please continue to keep Sister Mary Olive Rowley in your prayers. She is back home but experiencing many ailments as many do when they leave the hospital. She also had back surgery - ouch! As we said before, besides the surgery she also was found to have 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. Please keep Father Martin Stepanich, OFM in your prayers as well. In addition, word has reached us that Father Vincent Bowes, a Traditional Catholic Carmelite priest and mystic revered by many committed Catholics, recently broke his hip. Not a favorable situation when one is a priest in trying to say Holy Mass or just getting around. Oh, what these dry martyrs have gone through in reparation for souls! Speaking of Traditional priests, also keep the 89-year old father of Father Eugene R. Berry. His father has been hospitalized for an irregular heart-beat. For an updated list of those suffering, see Please Remember in your Prayers