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adjective meaning "Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad." derives from Latin
planctus, past participle of plangere "to strike (one's breast), to lament."


September 2008 (sep2008.htm)

Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
Fr. Anthony Cekada
For this special Double of the Second Class Feast, highlighting this month of Our Sorrowful Mother, Fr. Cekada provides inspiration in his sermon.
courtesy of Traditional Catholic

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"And Jesus seeing their hearts"

We continue this special feature provided by John Gregory with the Haydock Commentary found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. With the type so small in most bibles, we publish it here in larger type 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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Father Haydock provides one of the keys to revealing Christ's divinity in knowing hearts and working miracles. Few miracles conveyed as much resentment from the Pharisees as His baiting their blackened souls for He knew their hearts and, in His healing the man because of the faith of those who had brought him forward, Jesus was manifesting that He, as the Son of God, had the power to forgive sins, a power He bestowed on the Apostles of the only Church He established. John provides the commentary for Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Excuses are a dime a dozen and illustrate a lack of confidence in one's arguments, but the Feeneyites' excuse that it's all God's fault takes the cake for absurdity.

Griff Ruby continues his mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" in exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of this of one of this heresy's greatest defenders, one Peter Dimond, half of the combination known as the Dimond brothers. There are a plethora of excuses Peter Dimond desperately drums up in his Treatise and elsewhere to deflect the obvious in his stubborn pridefulness to cling to the dangling thread of denying Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood. Does he not realize that once it completely unravels he'll be completely separated from the vine? Completely "outside the Church" via heresy in the same manner the man he defends was excommunicated by a true pope. The only thing allowing Dimond to spew his rubbish today is that there has been an absence of any papal intervention in doctrinal affairs. Regardless, holy Mother Church has wisely prepared for just this and states such in her legitimate Councils, papal decrees and Canon Law: Latae sententiae. In other words by one's persistent deeds or words or actions that contradict Catholic truth, one has separated oneself from the Church. There is no necessity for a pope to decree such, for it still stands in the eyes of God. But to Dimond it's all in the predestined cards and therefore it has to be God's fault that His Church accepts BOB and BOD. Griff points out this gaffe in his eighth installment, When all else fails, blame God!

At the Cross, her station keeping, stood the mournful Mother weeping, close to Jesus to the last.

The VerbumQUO for the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary "Stabat Mater" meaning "The Mother stood" or "The Mother was standing" and is the well-known 13th century Gregorian Chant Hymn, taken from today's Sequence Stabat Mater for the second of two feasts in the liturgical year for Our Lady of Sorrows; today being the greater double Feast of the Seven Sorrows, the signature feast for the month of September dedicated to Our Sorrowful Mother. In Passion Week this feast precedes Holy Week and the Triumph of the Cross, but this month it is that triumph, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross which immediately precedes this Double of the Second Class Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Let Mary lead us and show us the combination that unlocks the door, possible only by the ultimate Sacrifice of the Cross. Cain explains in A Mother's Love that Knows No Bounds

    We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
For today and tomorrow's feast we resuscitate this series, intended to identify one key word and sum up that word to help the faithful focus on the message Holy Mother Church conveys in the liturgy of the Proper of the Holy Mass so the faithful can better understand the magnificent correlation of Sacred Scripture. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. Editor Michael Cain has taken the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", and coined the word "VerbumQUO" for the title of this series by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as Verbumquo; thus the "Daily Word", as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. The VerbumQUO for today is "crucis" the possessive noun for "cross", taken from the Proper for the Mass of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the Collect, Epistle, Gradual, Offertory, Secret, and Communion Prayer. Cain shares the etimology in Lift High the Cross

    It can definitely be dangerous to one's spiritual health if one does not follow the Doctors' advice, especially one so esteemed as the Angelic Doctor. But to deliberately forge St. Thomas Aquinas' medicinal manual for the soul - the Summa, well that can be criminal.
Griff Ruby resumes his mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" in exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of this heresy's defender, most notably one Peter Dimond, half of the combination known as the Dimond brothers. This week Griff pits them against seven Doctors of the Church. No contest. And yet one would ask, how dare two self-taught pipsqueaks from podunk think they know more than St. Thomas Aquinas by not only doubting, but misinterpreting his masterful Summa Theologica. Not to mention their audacity of calling other holy Doctors of the Church wrong while asserting they themselves - the almighty Dimond brothers - the only ones who are right. Of course, the latter consider themselves self-appointed gods who relish sitting in judgment of one and all whether that be many revered, and proven holy Doctors of the Church or present Traditional Catholic authorities as well as writers of good will who dare challenge their audacity. It's always been a practice that if you might disagree with your doctor, it wouldn't hurt to go to another for a second opinion, or even, rarely, a third. But by the time seven Doctors have all told you the same thing it's time to listen to your Doctor and humbly swallow that bitter pill of truth and accept that your Doctor knows more than you do. In his seventh installment, Griff provides what the Doctors have prescribed and The Evidence is Overwhelming

The surge to cage the heresy of Feeneyism continues

   In today's Epistle the holy Apostle of the Gentiles St. Paul urges us to "walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called." That we are endeavoring to do "with all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity, careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." It isn't always easy, especially when heresy creeps in so stealthily that it divides even Traditional Catholics. But the Church has always been aggressive against heresy for she knows how dangerous this raptor can be. Heresy, like a ferocious predator, lurks in the shadows, not baring its carniverous fangs on unsuspecting souls until it's too late. But there are ways to fight these rapacious dangers by going after the lair of the liars and snaring the prey through prayer and Catholic truth. That is our mission in this hunt to eradicate the vulturous vamps who seem to thrive by hemorrhaging hope, scattering the flesh of faith on the winds of twisted doctrines, seemingly sucking dry all avenues of grace through "the wickedness of men, in craftiness to the machination of error." It is a question of survival, a matter of love, that we intensify our mission to constrain the beast be it Modernism, Ecumenism or Dimonds in the rough. Editor Michael Cain separates the wheat from the chaff in his editorial, Setting the bait to halt the hate.

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    You'll notice a bit of a different look on our pages. You see we have not been lying around doing nothing during this past hiatus. Rather, we've retooled our various port pages to streamline the main issue by sectoring items pertinent to the Credo Port on that page as well as News and Information Port for the latest headlines and articles by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey and the latest from Another big change is that all devotion including the Daily Mass Propers for each day of September can be found on the Devotions Port. We've done so in order to streamline the main page each day so it will load faster. By transferring articles to the respective ports the next day or when more articles would cause longer scrolling, your daily issue page will load much, much faster. You'll notice we've also tweaked the masthead on these Port Pages to give it a bit more upscale look while maintaining the traditional aura of the masthead. We've color-coded our logline "Providing daily substance in all phases of Traditional Catholic living so readers can KNOW the Faith in order to KEEP the Faith!"

    We've also done so in an effort to transition the DailyCatholic into more of a resource site so that we will eventually be able to leave it up as such without having to put something new on each day. With donations way down in these trying economic times, even those who normally give have dried up. Times are tight, but we'll all see things through with the grace of God. After all temporal things pass, but eternal goes on forever. That is the only thing that sustains us and in order to make ends meet I must work on other projects to put bread on the table, especially in light of just being notified there has been a rent increase in our senior complex of $110. a month more across the board. That's steep when one has budgeted down to the penny. But that's the name of the game in these days of foreclosures where five and six bedroom homes are abandoned because of the real estate greed of overpricing and small families trying to keep up with the Jones. Every one is in over their heads, and because big families are passe, God has allowed this. Want birth control and abortion, what do you need a five-bedroom home for then? A one-bedroom apartment will suit you fine. And so well over 5000 homes with 2000 square feet and larger sit empty with bank repo signs. Ah, yes, the fruits of abortion and contraception! Where are these planned families to go when they can't afford the bump to $4000. a month mortages after having signed on with an enticing variable to lure them in? The only alternative is to rent. And so rentals have skyrocketed. It's a sign of the times.

    But it's also a sign of the times that generous souls still find ways to give to non-profits who are dedicated to bringing the uncompromised truths and traditions of Catholicism to as many as possible. You know what's next, don't you? Sorry, but I have to ask. If you can find it in your hearts to give whatever you can, even if it is less, we will be most appreciative. It's all about teamwork and if each reader gave one dollar there would be no need to solicit funds, but as usual it's always the few who give and the rest opt for a free ride without taking any responsibility. Which are you? I know we keep asking that, but something's gotta wake the echoes of the lukewarm. We've made it most simple to give with the PayPal link below. Per signum Crucis, de inimicis nostris libera nos, Deus noster. Sancta Mater, istud agas, Crucifixi fige plagas, Cordi meo valide.

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