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September 18, 2008 (sep2008.htm)
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noun meaning "the act of staying awake in order to observe, protect, watch, etc. The eve of a holy day; religious devotion on such an eve, any nocturnal devotions." derives from the Latin noun
meaning "wide awake", and comes from the Latin verb vigilare "to keep awake." The adjective would be "vigilant" from vigilans, -antis which is the past participle of the verb.

This word is appropriate for today, like several days throughout the liturgical year, is a vigil. This one is the Vigil of St. Matthew the Apostle for tomorrow's feast in which his feast will supersede the normal 19th Sunday after Pentecost.

      • 2008 Annual Fatima Conference from October 7-13 at Mt. St. Michael's to include two ordinations as well including the first Russian Traditional priest from Moscow to be ordained. Appropriately and prophetically, he will say his first Mass on the 91st Anniversary of Our Lady's last apparition at Fatima. If the conversion of Russia can't come from the top due to not having a true pope, then let it begin at the grass roots level at ground zero of Communism in the shadow of the Kremlin.

September 2008 (sep2008.htm)


Sermons on the Saints
Bishop Daniel Dolan
Sermons for the feasts from September 20 through September 27
courtesy of Traditional Catholic

Click on type below to go to previous audio sermons

"Follow Me"

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. The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost is superseded this year by the Double of the Second Class Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist Father Haydock provides insight into the significance of Christ choosing Matthew (Levi) who was a publican. It is a message to the Pharisees that Jesus has not come for the just, but for sinners. To further emphasize the futility of the Pharisee's agenda He informs them in as few words as possible that their sacrifices are nil if they have no mercy with His words, "I will have mercy, and not sacrifice." With those words is it any wonder the apostles left all and followed Him? "Follow Me."

The subject has been broached before but many shy away because they feel there wouldn't be a universal representation of true bishops to effect a papal election of a true Pope. Therefore, they say it's implausible and impossible. But they fail to remember what our Lord says,"with God all things are possible." The courageous Saint of Siena wasn't afraid, neither should we be.

Cyndi Cain has spent the summer in prayer and study. What she writes about, with the 50th Anniversary of the death of His Holiness Pope Pius XII now less than a month away, is whether true Catholics can afford to wait another 50 years for a true Pope. Just as the laity forced the election of a Pope by literally raising the roof after so much delay by the electorate, and just as Saint Catherine effected events to return the Papacy to Eternal Rome, why should not we, the laity in these days, urge with urgency our trusted and true episcopal shepherds - the Traditional Bishops to unite, putting aside differences that divide and for the sake of souls everywhere, come together in a universal Synod of true Bishops for the purpose of working toward selecting a true Successor of Peter? While many may think this is impossible, a pipe dream if you will, how else will Christ's true Church ever right itself? There is no way one can ever count on anyone of true authority to ever bring this about within the conciliar structure. Therefore, short of divine intervention, it won't happen. Unless we recognize that perhaps that very divine intervention is to be God's instruments to prompt the Bishops to action. That is what the Saint of Siena did. In her lesson on courage, Cyndi asks: Why cannot we in our time? Is that really so impossible? To Dream the Impossible Dream

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

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    We apologize to all readers who tried to access our Friday, September 19th issue. We were down for over 24 hours and connection has been sporadic. Therefore, I am taking advantage of the good connection I can make to load this issue as a one week edition covering Saturday, September 20 through next Saturday, September 27. We plan on working out all the kinks to be back to regular daily publishing next Sunday on the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. For each day's liturgy, just click on the Devotion bar below and you'll have access to both the Propers and sermons for the Feast of Saint Matthew on Sunday, Saint Thomas Villanova on Monday, Pope St. Linus on Tuesday, Our Lady of Ransom on Wednesday, the Feria Mass for Thursday, Friday's Feast of St. Isaac Jogues and the North American Martyrs, and Saturday's Votive Mass of Our Lady on Saturday.

    Griff Ruby will provide his nine installment a week later, on September 29, the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel as we wrap up the last week of September and head into the Month of the Holy Rosary. There are also other articles on the horizon including a PewPOINT or two. Thank you for your patience with these technical problems. God bless and keep. Sancta Maria, Regina sacratissimi Rosarii, ora pro nobis.

Michael Cain, editor, The DailyCatholic

    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.

Michael Cain, editor

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