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Sermon by Bishop Daniel Dolan
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Having No Regard for the Horror of Sin While Notre Shame's president John Jenkins washes his hands in the manner of Pontius Pilate, God knows his heart and mind. He knows very well he is not in accord with God's holy will, but rather he possesses the same mindset of those who cowered under Nazi intimidation in the 30's. Why could history repeat itself when a Catholic presbyter is arrested on a Catholic campus for PRAYING? Ah, there's the rub. It can all be traced to Vatican II and the apostasy of the counterfeit church of conciliarism which usurped the true authority of the Church, forcing the abandonment of the Church's universal duty to be vigilant and stand as the moral beacon for the world. Sin, which was once shunned and eternal punishment for it greatly feared, is now touted and encouraged. Resident Obama will speak today on the South Bend campus, demonstrations will take place - many prayerful, but others disruptive and the Pravda media will spin it as dangerous, radical pro-lifers "out of control" while ol' Barack Barrabas will act smug and smirk for the cameras, trying to justify infanticide as a mere 'choice' in illustrating so clearly how man, especially a narcissistic madman like BHO, rationalizes. But then how is he any different than the man in Rome who allows it and covers it up, while selling souls - his own to begin with - for the sake of political expediency? Pray for those so-called "intellectuals" who think they know what's right for man without giving God a glance: students, professors, presbyters, prelates, politicians and press. They need it! How did it all come to this topsy-turvy turn of events in history? Because they do not realize what a hell they have created. It all can be traced to the real culprit that has plunged the world into chaos: Vatican II! Do those who know really realize what a hell they have created here and in the hereafter? Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 5-16
Stop Obama at Notre Shame which is going ballistic During a week when the head of the counterfeit church of conciliarism illustrated so clearly why it is counterfeit with his syncretic sacrilege and apostasy beneath the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, in South Bend, Indiana another dome is showing how tarnished it is: the golden dome of Notre Shame Unidiversity where pro-life forces are massing for a massive protest against culture of death barbarian Resident Barack Hussein Obama. To the left, Dr. Alan Keyes once again peacefully submits to incarceration, ordered by John Jenkins himself as pro-life demonstrators from all over the country gather to make a statement and populate the county jail, ironically called St. Joseph. Oh, the irony of how far the conciliar church has fallen. See Notre Shame Goes Ballistic Traditio 5-19
Words and Actions of Antichrist and Keep Focused on Root Causes Ratzinger's non-stop Apostasy is doing more than rent the Temple of Jerusalem in two. It is renting billions of duped deaf and dumb souls to be ripped from the shores of Heaven. Oh, and the One Who caused that benchmark earthquake that forever ended the Old Testament can't be too happy that Caiphas has an ally in one Joseph Ratzinger. To the world he is the 'holy father'; but to every true Catholic and more importantly, to God, he is the 'UNHOLY father' spurred on by the father of lies as a precursor to the Antichrist if he is not already the Antichrist or is that Obama? Or both! One thing is sure: Ratzinger is not Catholic, ergo he cannot be a successor of Peter. Ergo, well, connect the dots, all ye resist and recognizers. Dr. Thomas Droleskey 5-13 and 5-15
Ratzinger's Mideast Apology Tour to deny Christ is turning on him Peter denied Christ Three times. Ratzinger does it every day! Latest global scandal: reaffirming that Jesus was wrong and that all the saints died in vein. We might as well all be Jewish so we can wait for the Messias. Satan's puppet pope playing right into the hands of the Jews and other enemies of Christ and His True Church. The One World Order Religion is coming. Rabbi Metzger will see to that! Traditio 5-16
Proof the Third Secret of Fatima was to be released in 1960 Why didn't Roncalli release it? Therein is the rub that proves the fate of not doing so. Our Lady warned but the enemy was already in place for she had foretold as much three quarters of a century prior at La Salette when she warned that Rome would lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist. Is there any doubt today? The evidence is provided here. Dr. Marian Therese Horvat 5-13
Accustomed to Apostasy So dumbed down and duped have conciliar 'Catholics' become that they do not recognize blatant heresy and apostasy when it is staring them in the face in the headlines and on the news. Ratzinger is a heretic! No doubts about it. He's manifested that all so clearly with his "respect for Islam" and total disrespect and hatred of the only true Faith by which we can obtain Heaven. Flee, oh ye, who profess una cum with him. Dr. Thomas Droleskey
Dr. Alan Keyes Released from Jail -- And Will Bear Witness on Notre Dame Campus Again "I am going back on campus to prayerfully bear witness. Come, join me, let us trespass together so that in our trespasses we might find ourselves fully in obedience to the will of God." Alan Keyes from ChristianNewswire 5-9
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Notre Shame = new name for former University of Notre Dame Dr. Alan Keyes pinpoints the problem. St. Paul first identified it in Galatians 1: 8-10. Every person is accountable to God. Yet the campus gestapo are making it so difficult to speak the truth on campus that even Touchdown Jesus wouldn't be able to touch down on the South Bend Campus because authorities have their "marching orders" from Jenkins, who evidently takes his direction from Obama, not God. We recommend the new title: "Our Shame" in deference to protecting Our Lady's honor and proving once and for all, that Notre Dame, as with every other so-called 'Catholic' college in the country is no longer Catholic. Thank you, Vatican II! Thank you, Comrade Obama! Randall Terry's site 5-8
Fast track to sainthood for JP2 buzz may have hit a buzz saw! Close Polish confidant Stanislaw Dziwisz and Angelo Sodano, second man in charge during JPII regime, are both skiddish about testifying to Congregation for the Causes of Saints. What does that tell you? No so fast, all ye santo subitoists, enamored with Wojtyla who evidently had many dark secrets some don't want anyone to know. Traditio 5-9
Euthanasia Replacing Medicine Hippocratic Oath abandoned as hypocritical oafs play God. Gary Louis Morella 5-1
Euthanasia Replacing Medicine Hippocratic Oath abandoned as hypocritical oafs play God. Gary Louis Morella 5-1
Blame George Walker Bush Why the Republican Party has abandoned their core principles and God: because they are not based on the Social Kingship of Christ. Dr. Thomas Droleskey 4-30
Barabbas Wins Again. If we do not learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. Dr. Thomas Droleskey 4-23
Honors Aplenty for Devils Galore Why Catholic universities are a thing of the past. Dr. Thomas Droleskey
Embracing The Faith No Matter the Consequences The trials and tribulations of Fr. Michael Oswalt, a Novus Ordo presbyter who has been given the grace to flee the counterfeit church of conciliarism and the vindictiveness of the apostates. Dr. Thomas Droleskey
No Likely Support From Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees For Rescinding Obama Invite Surprise! Surprise! Several on NoDumb Unidiversity Board part of the corrupt Chicago politics where guess who was spawned from the sewers of that Windy City community commune. It's all about selling out to satan, but then every 'Catholic' university has. There is not one truly Catholic university left in the U.S. They're all compromised. All for temporal power at the expense of countless souls. These campus catastrophes are a trajedy of massive proportions. Pewsitter 5-12
The President who Hates his Country No wonder Obama is anxious to sign the "Hate Crimes" Bill since hate flows through his veins for all things decent. Joan Swirsky - CFP 5-3
Obama and ACORN Marking Every Front Door in America 1984 is here! Big Brother is watching as the Passover of the Progressivists has begun with GPS technology. J.B. Williams 4-30
Urbanely Accepting Evil From D.C. to Modern Rome, the fix is in. Dr. Thomas Droleskey 5-1
100 Days of Death The Merchant of Murder has been most industrious in promoting his culture of death platform. Jill Stanek 4-29
L'Osservatore Obama aiding anti-Catholic direction Forget the Tiber, Rome's river is DeNial. What are they smoking in Modernist Rome? Marlbamas! Warning! Christ says it is harmful to souls! CNS 4-29
All Hail! Caesar Obamus In his first 100 days Obama has proven himself more of a cross between Nero and Caligula. Dr. Thomas Droleskey
The Obama Doctrine and Global Tyranny Unabated visual evidence of how the Marxist Obama will destroy America. Toby Westerman
Archbishop Who? Failing to heed the words of their own founder, Fellay and company are complicit in their complacency to call out Ratzinger and correct the conciliar heresies. What they condone by their eagerness to please a an antipope is forbotten! Dr. Thomas Droleskey 5-9
Trust is a thing of the past with Fellay They say a picture tells a thousand words and the picture above says it all. Traditio 5-6
Kasper the unFriendly Ghost out to haunt SSPX Can you say cornered? Traditio 5-1
The heavenly weapon can misfire when abused. Fellay's manipulation puts many on guard. Traditio 4-28
Mon Dieu! Sacre Coeur off limits! Paris ordinary gravely hindering upcoming Chartres Pilgrimage. Traditio 4-27
They Like It! Why the counterfeit church of conciliarism continues to be the antithesis of Catholicism. Dr. Thomas Droleskey
Accepted 95% of Vatican II Firm reply to Bishop Fellay for expelling Fr. Meramo. Fr. Basilio Méramo
Awakening from a False Obedience Five cases beg to differ with Fellay's tactics and direction. Atila Sinke Guimarães
A Bold Show of Dissatisfaction in the SSPX Ranks How dare you, Msgr. Fellay. Fr. Basilio Méramo
Here Comes the Bride: The Music Starts Again for the SSPX Eye-opening critical analysis in PDF format. Bishop Donald Sanborn
How Catholics Act in Jerusalem Oh, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, why hast thou forsaken Him Who alone can provide faith for Israel? Ratzinger's symbiotic syncretism is not only sickening and scandalous, but siphoning off so many souls whom Our Lady wishes to be saved. She's getting no help from the antichrists in Rome and D.C. Dr. Thomas Droleskey 5-12
The conciliarist answer to Alfred Kinsey None other than Wojtyla and Hugh Hefner spurred Christopher West to go south in moral theology by selling sex to the clueless. Traditio 5-13
Knights of Conciliarism Vatican II has hijacked Fr. McGivney's noble Knights of Columbus. Today they are Masonknights with no foundation that crumbles at the nearest political correctness. They have foresaken the ideals and degrees they have taken before God and man in their solemn degree ceremonies that no lognere carry with it the sacredness and sincerity of truth and sensus Catholicus that helped build the Order. Who would want to belong to an order that calls Ted Kennedy a member? Dr. Thomas Droleskey 5-11
Domino effect of former Domino's founder throwing in with the counterfeit church of conciliarism Thomas Monaghan did not build his Ave Maria University on a rock, but on the Florida swamps and the charismatics aren't feeling so good right now. So much for feelings! Bottom line is it's a bust! Traditio 5-10
"Pope's" Swiss Guard may allow women after 500-year ban Why not? The vaunted Guard never signed up to guard apostates. It's all about equality in the aim to distance Modernist Rome from Eternal Rome! Reuters 5-4
Suiting Disorder Quite Consistently What part of the First Commandment doesn't Ratzinger understand? Aren't you tired of so many being duped. From syncretism to Souter, maybe P. T. Barnum was right. At least they all fit in the proper arena: the circus! Dr. Thomas Droleskey 5-3
Refusing Communion With Apostasy Why the counterfeit church of conciliarism continues to be the antithesis of Catholicism. Dr. Thomas Droleskey 4-28
They Like It! Why the counterfeit church of conciliarism continues to be the antithesis of Catholicism. Dr. Thomas Droleskey
A Near Brush with Death and
Miraculous Recovery Tony Resch lived a valuable lesson. The scapular and rosary! Don't leave home without it! He had it with him and Our Lady of Good Success blessed him. Tradition in Action 5-5
Why Live in Fear With Saint Joseph So Near? Trust in Mary's chaste spouse to protect us just as he did the Son of God. Dr. Thomas Droleskey 5-1
We Must Tread the Path of the Saints We have a duty to be holy. Dr. Thomas Droleskey
Bookended From Birth to Birth Tribute to the dedicated mystical priest, the late Fr. Vincent Bowes, O.C.D. Dr. Thomas Droleskey
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Griff Ruby continues his intermission series with part two in which he asks is the Liberalism of Vatican II rooted in BOB and BOD? This whole subject is an issue few, if any others, have broached, let alone challenged, leaving the Feeneyites to assume silence was consent. But the zealous followers of Fr. Leonard Feeney, S.J. have used the cover of Vatican II to form camps that would never have been considered in pre-Vatican II days. In fact, it was prior to such when a true Pope sat upon the Throne of Peter that holy Mother Church spoke out against denial of Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire. Thus came about the term of "Feeneyism." In Boston, while Fr. Feeney was making the headlines, a seminarian at Weston, Francis Sullivan, began pondering a reasoned response. Following the Modernists, he eventually found a basis in Lumen Gentium to, in effect, do away with the dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus and make "armchair evangelism" (of saving practically everyone without having to make them Catholic) far easier than it ever was in Fr. Feeney’s heyday. In refuting the Vatican II sophistry, so clearly explained by Fr. Sullivan in his rejection of Catholic truth, Griff presents his second installment in his interlude between rounds with The Slippery Slope to Sophistry
In the Epistle for the Fifth Sunday after Easter, St. James reinforces in his words the fact that sincerity is vital for God knows man's heart. Though man may preen as if looking in a mirror, only the penitent man who heeds God's law and will shall not fear. In other words, as great as the Corporal Works of Mercy might be, they are hollow if the Spiritual Works of Mercy are not applied. To work out one's salvation in fear and trembling, one cannot be passive, but rather active for the good of souls as God so wills. It is a symptom, unfortunately, of the conciliar mindset that places humanistic "common good" above God's good today, and by so doing, abdicates all responsibility to rein in souls who have been led to believe their sinful actions and neglect of God's Laws have no consequences.
In St. John's Gospel, he documents how Our Lord reaffirms His divinity in His discourse with His apostles in reminding them that He must return to the Father Who sent Him. But He encourages them that they shall know great joy and anything they ask of the Father in Christ's name, it will be granted. Quite a promise that has been fulfilled ever since to all who comply with all He asks. Unfortunately, few ask or obey anymore. For the Haydock Commentary provided by John Gregory for the Fifth Sunday after Easter, see
Through Christ our Lord - Per Christum Dominum nostrum
On the eighteenth day of May the flower is the delicate LAVENDER with the corresponding Virtue being MODESTY. This is appropriate for modesty is the cornerstone of chastity and purity. Nothing makes Our Lady happier than a pure heart and a pure heart begins with being pure in the flesh. What we wear governs how we think, where we place God in our lives. Like the Lavender, our souls are delicate and to be immodest in any way or not to practice custody of the eyes puts that delicateness in jeopardy. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Ghost and we must strive to adorn these temples with layers of clothing that are pleasing to our Almighty Creator, not man. For other bouquets during May, see Queen of the May
The beloved disciple Saint John the Evangelist
was granted the blessing of the vision of a woman crowned with twelve stars, clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet. According to expert commentators, most specifically the Haydock Commentary in the Douay-Rheims version, this woman is the Blessed Virgin Mary, with her virtues and her privileges, especially that of her divine maternity. Thus originated the Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary
, which Saint John Calasanctius, Saint John Berchmans
and many other saints made it a practice to recite frequently, especially during Mary's Month of May.
In order to make this prayer more attractive, Saint Louis Marie de Montfort added to each Hail Mary one of the praises of the Blessed Virgin, with the invocation: "Rejoice, O Virgin Mary; rejoice a thousand times."
It is this prayer which St. Louis gave to his religious families (The Montfort Fathers and the Daughters of Wisdom) as their morning prayer. He also recommends it to all those who embrace the devotion of the holy and loving slavery of Jesus through Mary. We combine with this beautiful prayer at the very beginning the designated flower and virtue for the day throughout Mary's month for she is the Queen of the May. You can print it out so that you have a copy to pray each day at Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary Devotion
This prayer replaces the Angelus during Paschaltide
Regina Coeli laetare. Alleluia.|
Quia quem meruisti portare. Alleluia.
Resurrexit sicut dixit. Alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, virgo Maria. Alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere. Alleluia.
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut, per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.|
For He Whom thou was made worthy to bear. Alleluia.
Hath risen as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to our God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. For the Lord hath risen indeed. Alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, Who through the resurrection of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant us, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
We can begin to work on this cure by praying her Holy Rosary each and every day - especially during her Month of May - and, if your state in life permits, all fifteen decades as a spiritual bouquet that will pay tremendous dividends both spiritually and temporally for those of good will. We also remind you to pray the Regina Coeli during Paschaltide.
To print out, clip and fold into your missal, click anywhere on the above prayer
As you can see, we are back up and running daily after a horrendous period when our system crashed during Lent, making our Lent most meaningful in realizing what penance really means, considering we lost most of our software programs when the mother board fried. Thanks to Griff Ruby, the files were recovered, but we are still at a disadvantage without the applicable software programs to run the files. We are slowly instituting the process of building up our software library once more. Please be patient. We also remind you that we need donations in order to do this. Could you please help us in this modest request? We have no compunction in informing you that we are running on fumes. This is our mayday alert that we desperately need your help. We have received no bailout from anyone nor do we expect such, but we do expect those who visit this site to ask themselves how they can help. We ask where are the "Good Samaritans" out there? Other than a few, and we do mean "few" loyal and regular benefactors, everyone else seems to think we can operate without donations. In the demonic despot Barack Hussein Obama's world that might work by printing up more money and taxing everyone for it, but in the real world the reality is that we dearly need everyone to pitch in and help. As Dr. Thomas Droleskey has written often on his own site, if everyone who logs on once a week sent one dollar there'd be no need to ask again. That amount - times the number of visitors per week for The DailyCatholic - would basically set us up for the year with over $25,000. just there. However, we know that won't happen considering the apathy and modernist philosophy that has seeped into society today where so many consider themselves entitled. They seem to think they can use things for free with little consideration toward those, who have not only spent many, many years in learning and intense study (not to mention costs), but also continue to labor long in time and research to provide Catholic truth and information that would, in a true republic or monarchy, be duly rewarded or reciprocated in trade in the manner that made the guilds so successful and so Catholic. Did Our Lord not say, "a laborer is worthy of his hire" in St. Luke 10: 7? What say you? Won't you help us rebound?
Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To thee do we come, before thee do we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer us. Amen. Composed by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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Editor Michael Cain weighs in with his first editorial in some while. He points out that with every passing day we are heading closer to George Orwell's "1984" and "Animal Farm" and Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson's "Lord of the World" because Modernists now rule in striving to form a One World Religion where socialism has saturated the world. It is inevitable that Catholicism, as the world knows it, will be relegated to just "one of the boys" as will America in a One World Order where our country will become North America incorporating Canada and Mexico into one nifty NAFTA nest utilizing a new currency called the Amero that will equate with the Euro. Society as we know it is a thing of the past. It is playing out today in Rome, D.C., Jerusalem, and in South Bend just to name a few of the battlefields in which the enemy is gloating. We have earned this exile and punishment because of our sins, because we did not stand with Christ but gave way to the angry mob. Why? Because we did not take the time to fully know our Faith! Cain explains in his commentary Truth is stranger than fiction
Having taken twelve lengthy, comprehensive and convincing chapters to most definitely refute the grave error, nay, even heresy, of Feeneyism, Griff Ruby takes an intermission - not time off, mind you, but an interlude, if you will - to take the reader a bit behind the scenes, exploring events leading up to his making this series, and the balancing considerations that weigh against the "Sr. Sunshine's" of the world. Thus, during this lull after Easter, when Griff has reached the midway point of his mega-series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty," he begins the first of a three-parter in dealing with several topics in a potpourri fashion, commencing with chronicling how this series was developed and why. From its beginning in the late 1940's, the unique interpretation of "No Salvation Outside the Church" put forth by the Saint Benedict's Center in Boston has been responded to with disciplinary measures, short articles, slim volumes, and only single chapters out of larger books devoted to other topics. This left the Feeneyites to assume silence as being consent regarding all the many quotes and arguments that long went unaddressed in such abridged treatments. But this can be no longer. And thus, in time, it finally was time to set the record straight. Griff provides a chronicle of how and why he decided to engage the Feeneyites in Genesis of the Polemics Against Feeneyism
Saint Robert Bellarmine, the holy Cardinal and Doctor of the Church is the feast in which Our Lady chose to begin her historic and vital apparitions to three children at the Cova in Portugal. This Italian saint was born on the feast of the founder of the Franciscans, but trained as a Jesuit and came through with flying colors in God's eyes in upholding the ideals of the Society as its founders had established. He was an extremely sharp polemist who was not afraid to take on the most vitrolic Protestant theologians and, because this master apologist never wavered from Catholic truth, he always won out in perpetuating the Counter Reformation of Trent. His fame, humility and sense of the sensus Catholicus won back countless souls who had wavered during the Reformation. But his wisdom was not employed only on the sheep, but the shepherds as well - the chief shepherds - for he was Theologian and Spiritual Counselor to no less than five Popes. He was the noted Theologian to the Roman Pontiffs
We know our Lord will not leave His apostles shorthanded for He will send His Spirit, the Holy Ghost which proves the Filioque of the Creed. How ironic when false prophets and antipopes are trying to justify the Jews in their sin, in this very week when such a denizen delves into the very region of Islam and Judaism and praises these religions that deny the Son and Holy Ghost. God detests such and Catholic truth condemns as heretical such actions. But should we be surprized? After all it's proven Ratzinger is no Catholic and we also know this because of Gospel of St. John the Evangelist on the truth. Our Lord foretold many times that the Jews would be a stubborn lot and indeed that has proven true for still today they brag about rejecting Him and expect faithful Catholics to tow their line rather than God's. More proof is visible for all to see today that the conciliar charlatans, by seeking to please the Jews and Muslims, answer to the prince of the world and not to the Son of God Who alone provides eternal happiness, re-emphasized so many times, especially in today's Gospel where Jesus promises He will always be with His children. For the Haydock Commentary provided by John Gregory for the Fourth Sunday after Easter, see Promise of the Paraclete
The saintly Doctor of the Church Saint Gregory Nazianzen is the fifth in a chronological list of the holy scholars of the Church, was another from the 4th century who also faced the intense persecutions and calumnies of the Arian bishops. Son of two saints - Saint Gregory Nazianzen the Elder and Saint Nonna - and the sibling of two others - Saint Caesarius and Saint Gorgonna - this Doctor of the Church teamed with another Doctor of the Church - Saint Basil - to uphold true teaching in combating the heresies of his time. The holy bishop St. Gregory Nazianzen is considered the Church's Theologian. This Cappadocian shepherd also nurtured a young protege who would turn out pretty well himself, one Saint Jerome. St. Gregory is often called the Administrator of Theology
Griff Ruby presents a column in which he asks: Is Bishop Fellay the answer to the end of the Crisis in the Church? Does he have the answers? Many within his own Society don't think so. They feel they are being betrayed. The question remains: Is he being beamed into the Vatican for the good of Catholics or at their expense? What assurance does he have that the Modernists can ever be sincere and honest? From what has been seen thus far one would be wise to suspect 'there's something rotten in Denmark' as well as Rome. A word of warning to those who place their hopes in Modern Rome: Don't! Griff lays out the parameters in his column To Go Where No Saint Has Gone Before
In choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology, we hope more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today on the Feast of the holy and worthy Pope Saint Pius V is "ædificábo" which is "I will build" for the Latin future first conjugation singular of ædificáre. This verb fits perfectly with Pope St. Pius V for he, of all Popes, built what Christ had established 1533 years earlier by codifying the infallible dogmatic decrees of the Council of Trent and set in stone "in perpetuity" the continual Sacrifice with the Latin Mass, often called Tridentine Mass from the time of Trent, but known universally today as the Traditional Latin Mass with his infallible Papal Bull Quo Primum, assuring the bread and wine would be properly confected through his decree De defectibus Editor Michael Cain explains in The True Reason for celebrating Cinco de Mayo
In choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology, we hope more will be attuned to hearing Latin read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. The VerbumQUO today is "desoláta" which is the Latin adjective for "desolate", a state that St. Monica found herself in since she herself was helpless to help her stubborn son. Thus, in such a state, she turned to God, persevering through constant prayer for the son she had brought into this world. So great was her love that all she asked was his salvation. Through her steady perseverance Saint Augustine went on to become not just a convert, but the staunch stalwart of the Faith, the great Bishop and Doctor of the Church, effecting countless conversions that were planted by the humble seeds of holy desolation in his mother who trusted in God's love and mercy. Editor Michael Cain explains in
The Fruits of Perseverance
In bringing you a feature first published three years ago, Editor Michael Cain presents another VerbumQUO for this Double of the Second Class Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross with the VerbumQUO today being Crucis, which is the Latin for "of the Cross", the singular possessive of the genitive and taken from today's Introit, Collect, Epistle, Secret and Communion for today's Proper of the Mass for the Finding of the True Cross Nos autem. The Holy Cross is the focal point of our lives for which we venerate and carry with us daily. As Christ showed that there can be no Resurrection without the Cross, there can be no Victory without the Cross for us. We must be willing to take up our cross and follow Him daily. Only then can we be assured of sharing in the triumph. Cain explains in
By this Sign we will Conquer
Editor Michael Cain presents a special VerbumQUO for today's feast, first published three years ago, in hopes 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. The VerbumQUO today is persecutiónem, which is the Latin for "persecution", taken from today's Epistle, and a perfect reminder of what today's saint whose feast we celebrate - Saint Athanasius - underwent to keep the Faith when seemingly all others had abandoned it for Arianism. So also today Traditional Catholics are persecuted in so many ways, deprived of the venues to practice their faith, they are forced into the "catacombs" to preserve the True Faith. In Athanasius they can take solace for he was the
The Godfather of Dry Martyrs
Yes, these are frightening times but we can take heart from the "Apostle of Tradition" Saint Athanasius who, in the time of the Arian heresy which pales in comparison to the heresies abounding today, stated, "They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in this struggle - the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith? Even if Catholics who remain faithful to the Traditions are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ."
The second day of Mary's Month of May is the Feast of the first man honored as a Doctor of the Church. That would be Saint Athanasius, the holy Bishop who withstood the brunt of the greatest apostasy in the Church until this present day when The Great Apostasy has arrived. It is in looking to this holy Doctor that we can take great hope and courage to stay the course and fight for the Faith as he did sixteen centuries ago. It was this stauch defender of Catholic truth, this Alexandrian Bishop who persisted against the Arian heresies through numerous popes. He was banished by emperors and the Arians four times. But in the end the True Faith won out, thanks to the persevereance of men like Saint Athanasius. Against all odds this Alexandrian Bishop persisted against the Arian heresies through numerous popes and was banished by emperors and the Arians four times. But in the end the True Faith won out, thanks to the perseverance of men like Saint Athanasius to whom we call on for intercession today when the VaticantwoArians had usurped the True Church and eclipsed Her, driving true Catholics into hiding to practice their faith just as Athanasius was forced to do seventeen hundred years ago. The more things change, as we see in today's Gospel, the more they stay the same for God's infernal enemy is our enemy and we should not fear man, but he who can destroy the soul. St. Athanasius is an ideal example of staying the course for he remains the
Apostle of Tradition