Sermon on St. Martin of Tours by
Bishop Daniel Dolan
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Sermon on Pope St. Martin I by
Bishop Daniel Dolan
St. Francis de Sales tells us: "Devotion to the Souls in Purgatory contains in itself all the works of mercy, which supernaturalized by a spirit of Faith, should merit us Heaven."
Pray: One Our Father, Three Hail Mary's, one Gloria and De Profundis (Psalm 129)DE PROFUNDIS
Out of the depths, I have cried to Thee, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
R. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, shalt mark my iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand it?
R. For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord
My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
R.From the morning watch even until night; let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy; and with Him plenteous redemption.
R. And He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R.and let perpetual light shine upon them:
May they rest in peace
O Lord Jesus Christ, deliver the souls of the faithful departed from the flames of hell, and let Thine angels bring them into the holy light. We offer Thee, O Lord, a sacrifice of prayer and praise, accept them in behalf of all the Souls in Purgatory, that they may pass from death to life everlasting with Thee in Heaven.
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DAY TWENTY-NINE November 29
DAY THIRTY November 30
See Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's latest essay on the Fort Hood shooting and the lie that Islam is a "'religion' of peace." Yeah, right. Tell that to the 3,000 who died on 9-11-01. Tell that to those soldiers and civilians and Chaldeans who have died in Iraq and to our fallen troops in Afghanistan. Tell that to the Marines killed in Lebanon. For that matter, tell that to every Christian killed during the bloody Crusades. The fact is there is no justification for Killing in the Name of The Religion of Peace 11-11
More insanity as details of the Anglican compromise trickle out and at each instance, we can see how what Benedict/Ratzinger is doing totally contradicts holy Mother Church and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. But then what else would you expect from a man-made conciliar church trying to reconcile with another man-made church, both of which were once Catholic? Just more Hegelian headshrinking. Dr. Droleskey adds to his first article on defaming the English Martyrs with his follow-up Still Defaming The English Martyrs 11-10
Though we have stayed out of the fray on orders by our confessor not to comment on the specific sad events taking place in the Queen City, chiefly because we have never met any of the principals involved and we deplore gossip, to suppress facts which Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has brought to light would be covering up what needs to be expressed. He, above all parties because of his travels, is more in touch with the pulse of the traditional movement than any one else. Therefore, when he writes what he has written it is only prudent to link his tough-love article, which explains much on the whys and wherefores of the scandals presently dividing St. Gertrude the Great and gravely harming souls. We ask you to pray for all parties concerned - both clergy and laity - and to read St. Matthew 18: 1-20 in understanding the grave harm being done and what all parties need to do to alleviate the cancer there as Tom painfully identifies in Sanctimony Won't Work This Time 11-8
The radical gunman Major Nidal Hasan (left) was a disgruntled soldier who flew below the radar in much the same way the 9-11 terrorists did. How many more are out there? Journalist Jon Christian Ryter may very well have the answer for he goes beyond the headlines to tell it like it is. Honesty in journalism is a rare commodity these days and a stark contrast to the indoctrinating propaganda and lies being fed to the public such as backing Obama's cautioning all not to jump to conclusions over the shooting when the conclusion is so blatantly clear. This is the same exalted dufus who jumped to a conclusion over beer-gate and who plays the race card whenever he can to foster unrest and division, but handles anything regarding Islam with kid gloves, even bowing to the Saudi king while apologizing for America. What you won't hear from the mainstream media, you'll find in Ryter's accounts Behind the Headlines
There has been a lot of spin about how the election results on Tuesday, November 3 are a sign that pro-life candidates are gaining the upper hand. All well and good if they carry through and fight for the innocent unborn. If not, then it is more of the same tired politics and even more shameful if they do not carry through with their promises to legislate for life from womb to the tomb and they will indeed have blood on their own hands. It is something to think about and realize the polls alone are not the answer as Dr. Thomas Droleskey asserts in his column As The Blood of the Innocent Continues to be Shed 11-05
While everyone is watching Obama and his minions in moving America closer to communism and the ultimate One World Order fashioned by surrender to the socialist order, few realize that his Hegelian counterpart in Rome is working diligently toward a One World Religion with his devious whirling dervishness toward the underground true Catholic prelates in China in Chicago-style threats while treating the invalid prelates of the Anglican and conciliar church in the Chicago-style corruption that the conciliar church has mastered over the years. Two articles bring this home of just what Ratzinger is up to. One is from Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, posted on November 2 as a follow-up to his article on defaming the English Martyrs from last week, and the other is from Atila Sinke Guimarães on the hidden agenda in Ratzinger's encyclical Caritas in veritate. Read between the lines and you'll see the socialistic/communist leanings of the man in red shoes. Whether you want to call him "Pope" as Atila does or "antipope" and "antichrist" as sedevacantists must consider him, he is still, according to true Roman Pontiffs of the past and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church, been declared "anathema sit" - "let him be accursed." These articles should wake up the faithful to what's really happening in moving closer to establishing a Christless cathedral to house the One World Religion.
To those who have lost their sensus Catholicus what is scarier than anything that can be conjured up for Halloween is that they do not see the grave fallacies of what Count Ratzinger and his conciliar zombies are doing in sucking whatever Catholicism still exists from the minds of the flocks, thus deadening hearts and souls. As exhibit A we have Benedict ignoring those martyrs who gave their lives in England for Christ and His true Church in the face of fierce opposition, oppression and persecution rather than become Anglicans. Evidently it doesn't matter anymore if we can have a compromise that forgets the bloody martyrdoms of those who would not compromise with Henry VIII and his man-made false religion of the Church of England (read Anglican/Episcopalian) and why they sacrificed their lives. To Benedict that's all water (read: blood) under the bridge as far as this modernist Hegelian in charge of the conciliar church is concerned in making conciliatory cosmetic advances to another imploding false structure as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey documents in his essay Defaming The English Martyrs
And for exhibit B we offer the Chinese Martyrs who must be flabbergasted at the total sell-out of Benedict Arnold, erh, Benedict XVI (what's the difference? both are traitors) in condoning the People's Communist National Catholic Church founded by that loveable dictator Mao Tse Tung, you know, the guy who murdered 70 million souls (not to mention abortions). You see Ratzinger now is pressuring those in the underground Church who have strived since the fifties to remain loyal to Rome to join Mao's church. They know now, without a shadow of doubt that Rome did not remain loyal to them or to Christ as you'll see posted by Traditio Mao would be so proud of Benedict XVI
While we can see Obama dragging the United States to Marxism, few realize that Modernist Rome is doing the same thing through their own 'Pravda' L'Osservatore Romano. Guess the secret word and you could nominate a reprobate from the past to praise with revisionist thinking totally with the approval of the chief Hegelian in the Vatican who has always shared the same philosophy as Barack Obama and Karl Marx. Groucho? He was just a dirty old man. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey once again exposes the real dirty ones from Georg Sans to Gian Maria Vian to Ratzinger and the absolute absurdity of those who still insist on calling the church Ratzinger heads as 'Catholic.' It can't possibly be as he provides proof from true Popes of the past in his essay L'Osservatore Marxista
The lastest flu scare is proven to be another fabricated crisis that Obama and his Maoist Marxist minions are using to strongarm America into ceding more rights, poisoning Americans that will lead to further enslavement and death camps. Hospitals are being forced to report every flu symptom as "Swine flu" aka H1N1 to bolster the numbers and to pad the pockets of pharmaceuticals and others who profit from the mishaps of others in true schadenfreude form. But that is, as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, points out, nothing but misdirection for those who fear for their life, because the real crisis is how many don't realize if they did die from the flu or anything else (and everyone reading this will die some day) that the only protection, the only insurance guaranteed to attain Heaven is being in the state of Sanctifying Grace. The only way to receive this "salvific shot" is to visit the infirmary of Divine Mercy in the Sacrament of Penance, administered by a true consecrated priest with the power to forgive sins. Any other way - this side of a perfect Act of Contrition - renders the rest plumb out of luck as Tom details in Oink
Stalking Us All Narcissists never get it as is evident with BHO aka Barry Soetero as well as Ratzinger/Benedict and the rest who think they can go it alone without Christ in charge. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
Flying The Flag for the Commies American Empire Travesty at 1600 Pennsylvania, not to mention the Empire State Building Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
Why We Must Oppose Naturalism and Naturalists Tea Parties may be impressive, but without Christ and His True Church there can be no sweetness, only bitterness. No wonder there is so much divisiveness. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
TelePropmTer: Weapon of Disinformation Who's the one behind Obama's teleprompter? Without it he's a blithering idiot. With it he's dangerous to souls and the health care package he's trying to ramrod through smells of brimstone. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
Meet Barack Obam's Death Squads You can tell a man by the company he keeps and who he appoints. Resident Obama is an open book that should be banned before history repeats itself with a modern Third Reich. Jon Christian Ryter
"Partial" Communion Only Goes So Far Putting any hope in Fellay is useless Dr. Thomas A. 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
Leave it to the conciliar charlatans to further pervert the holy Faith with the nonsense that Nostra Aetate is the new dogma Catholics must believe! What poppycock. Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey takes one of Bernardin's boys on in exposing the anathemas expounded by the retired apostate 'archbishop' Joseph Fiorenza who's latest extravaganza is to schmooze the Jews in selling out whatever Catholicity he may have possessed. Tom explains in his piece Always Coming to the Rescue 11-9
Dr. Thomas Droleskey provides an article showing that if you play with fire you're going to get burned and that's what is happening to the conciliar pharisees whose corrupt ways are becoming more and more known and therein the scandal grows as the anti-Catholic media take their potshots. They have only themselves to blame as Tom identifies one 'Archbishop' Timothy Dolan, who can't for the life of him wonder why the notorious liberal Maureen Dowd of the Pravda-like New York Times is attacking him. Maybe because none of the conciliar prelates ever came out for the truth and set these quasi and pseudo Catholics straight. What goes around comes around as Tom explains in his piece Unhappy is the "Happy" "Bishop"
In a related story, Traditio provides evidence that the former disgraced and perverted 'archbishop' of Milwaukee Rembert Weakland committed perjury by lying in sworn affidavits. Is there no one in the courts who will prosecute this man? He's riding high with a scandalous book where he admits his sodomite lifestyle and no one says boo?!! It's time to bring this man to justice for the sake of countless souls who were taken by this charlatan, a trait that reaches all the way to the top in The Pathetic Perjured Prelate
If I Were King of the Forest Why truth and error cannot co-exist in the True Church of Christ Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 10-19
A New Fatima For a New Religion Slowly but surely the counterfeit church of conciliarism has altered and destroyed almost every aspect of Catholicism and that includes the intent of Mary's messages at several of her approved apparition site, especially Fatima Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey 10-14
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Editor Michael Cain presents an instant lesson on herpetology, reminding all that a reptile can shed its skin, but it cannot shed its predatory nature, especially if it is venomous. Peel away the surface and you'll see what lurks beneath. Much like the rotting sepulchres and vipers Our Lord castigated, today the climate is even worse. Sin is rampant everywhere and those of virtue are being isolated. But there are a few brave ones who have joined the Resistance against the 'V
isitors' from the netherworld. Such is also the scenario of a fictitious account out of Hollywood with a series called "V" that contains more truth than many realize. There is an eerie parallel to the very fact that, just over a year ago, America elected a man who totally mesmerized the masses. Without doing the proper security search, they bought the exotic basket and now they seem paralyzed in a trance, unable to do anything until it's too late. Others are beginning to truly see the wicked in the wicket and are now snapping out of their stupor and stepping back, trying to warn others that the fancy basket contains a deadly cobra, a Communist one at that. This should shock everyone into realizing the parallel of perils we find ourselves in as Cain reveals in his editorial Beware of the Serpent Behind the V
This special feature is provided through the efforts of John Gregory. For the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost Father Leo Haydock provides a few commentaries that have been abandoned by the conciliar church, so intent on playing down, if not omitting miracles. In today's Gospel two miracles are performed by Christ, one who had the faith but to touch our Lord's garment which, of course, Jesus, by His divine nature, knew immmediately what was in her heart. So also with the young girl whom He had compassion on and rose from the dead, playing it down to diminish the sensational by merely saying "back up and put away your mourning for she is only sleeping." Of course, she was not, but as Fr. Haydock points out it is a way of saying that Christ alone can restore grace to the soul. It symbolizes that she was dead to mortal sin, but revived by sanctifying grace from the touch of our Lord for Christ is the key to all things in life and in death. Something we should all remember well in these times when man places so much emphasis on the temporal and turning to the finite for answers that can only be provided by the Infinite. "Thy faith hath made thee whole"
Stephen Grieve continues his multi-part series that should stir the sensibilities of those who continue to elude the inevitability that a true pope would never and could never do what the conciliar leaders in Rome have done for the past 50 years. For his fifth installment, he provides an appendix which serves as a backgrounder for the contention that St. Peter and his successors are the restrainer/withholder (katechon) (κατέχων) and that this was known by more than a few in the early Church, focusing on the whys and wherefores of Paul's deliberate calling Peter out on the matter of Jewish customs no longer having effect in reinforcing Our Lord's stance on this. Despite Peter's primacy, which is fully recognized and respected by Paul, he rebukes Cephas for that very reason and for the Church. This is reinforced by none other than the holy Doctor of the Church St. Jerome as Steve illustrates in the fifth part of "Towards a Scriptural Brief proving Sede Vacante" with St. Paul Rebukes St. Peter - More Background on 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7
Griff Ruby continues his series on critiquing the SSPX-published Sedevacantism - A False Solution To a Real Problem where he illustrates how the authors of the book attempt to calumniate those who hold that during a time when the Chair is vacant, true bishops not only compose the Teaching Church but also have full Power of Jurisdiction. After stumbling through this, the SSPX authors then turn around and reinforce the very arguments that prove Sedevacantists are right. Duh! Since the Society has been well known to waffle in never settling on a set theological position, thus causing constant confusion among the faithful, should we be surprised at the contradictions that exist in their feeble attempt to berate the position of those who hold Sede Vacante? With those who continue to straddle the fence, it's a "now you see it, now you don't" scenario where the rabbit the SSPX authors are trying to pull out of their hat actually becomes the Mad Hatter in a scenario right out of Alice in Wonderland with the tales they stretch to try to make their points; points that get swallowed up like the oysters by the walrus. Perhaps if the SSPX authors could extricate themselves from this tenebrious labyrinth of convoluted fantasy and see things in the light of day and tradition, they'd see without a shadow of doubt, the undeniable deviation of the faith by the conciliar church collective and that the only true Teaching Church in action today with the full Power of Jurisdiction are those true successors of the Apostles who have not compromised one iota with the Modernists as Griff reaffirms in his fourth installment
The Case of the Disappearing Disappearance .
Do we realize when we die we could very well be in the same predicament of the souls in Purgatory today? Do we feel comfortable with that? Father Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. helps us better understand what we must do. Do we realize how few pray for the souls in Purgatory today? Who knows, the way the conciliar church is going, they may soon attempt to do away with the Church Suffering. Don't put it past them. First Limbo, then Purgatory. After all, they've tacitly done away with hell, giving the impression to many that everyone goes to Heaven and there is no need to convert. If that's true, then the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the centerpiece of our Faith and the only true worship pleasing to God, is useless. True Catholics see the error in such logic for they know the truth of the fruits of the Holy Mass and prayers for the souls in Purgatory. They also know that the conciliar church has borne no good fruits and cannot per our Lord's words in St. Matthew 7: 15-20. It's another reason to read Fr. Paul O'Sullivan's poignant words Read Me or Rue It!
Living in Tradition
Because of the emphasis on the Church Suffering during November we bring you another excellent work from the noted pre-conciliar Irish priest Father Paul O'Sullivan, author of "The Wonders of the Mass" and several magnificent traditional booklets that have increased in popularity as the years go on and as the souls in Purgatory increase and sit, and wait, and wait, and wait because we here on earth are not doing our part as the Church Militant to relieve those poor souls of their suffering. Only by helping them can we avoid Purgatory, only by remaining in the State of Sanctifying Grace, assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the centerpiece of our Faith and the only true worship pleasing to the Holy Trinity. Through the propitiatory sacrifice, our Rosaries, and making reparation for our own sins and those of others can we help the holy souls in Purgatory and hope to either cut down our time there or, by the grace of God and our total commitment as members of the Church Militant, to discover How to Avoid Purgatory
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 Double of the First Class Solemnity of All Saints, Father Haydock provides a plethora of commentaries on practically every verse of importance. While the Epistle identifies the sign by which we see what constitutes sinners striving to be saints - the sign of the cross, the Gospel lays out the formula for becoming saints with the Beatitudes which Christ our Lord explains with such clear simplicity that any and all can understand. These steps to sanctity are all contained in the Lord's Prayer, and the platform for being Christian in every way for saints are nothing but sinners striving to do God's holy will in all things no matter what the world, the flesh and the devil throw their way as indicated in the Haydock Commentary, Blessed are they who strive to be saints
Stephen Grieve continues a multi-part series on proving the basis for a sede vacante stance based on holy Scripture itself; something that should stir the sensibilities of those who continue to elude the inevitability that a true pope would never and could never do what the conciliar leaders in Rome have done for the past 50 years. Basing his research on the roots of Holy Writ, he has titled his columns, "Our Scriptural Roots", all based on the divine Word. Steve continues his treatise on the meaning of St. Paul's words in 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7, turning to some backgrounder on this by focusing on the fact the Petrine Primacy was known to more than a few from early on as he documents in the scriptures in citing St. Luke and St. Paul's own words in acknowledging Peter as the first among the apostles. This is important in realizing the syllogism of the restrainer/withholder (κατέχων) being the Primacy of Peter, ergo the Vicar of Christ - the Pope. Steve shows in a backgrounder on 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7 that politics is nothing new and even in the early years of Christianity there were many disputes. St. Paul and the Papacy: The First Generation
Griff Ruby points out that everyone should be concerned that it is the SSPX supposedly representing Traditional Catholics in 'theological discussions' that begin today in Modernist Rome. By and large, the SSPX consider any argument for Sede Vacante to be a false solution, yet neither in the book nor anywhere else, have they ever come up with a solution, going all the way back to Archbishop Lefebvre who vacillated greatly on this very issue. Yet, today, with Bishop Fellay more and more clamming up when it comes to speaking out for the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church, a solution is necessary for the sake of souls everywhere. Meanwhile the conciliar leaders from the top on down are taking souls further and further from the Roman Catholic Faith and closer to a syncretic New World Order while we all dicker over terms like Formal and Material. We can be formal or informal in taking the matter in hand and providing and proving the material available that makes it material, but if those who should see such are unwilling to understand or research further and connect all the dots, how then can sedevacantists make the point? It is a conundrum that Griff says needs to be addressed as he notes in his third installment
Is it Too Complicated? .
Stephen hails from across the pond in England and has agreed to provide interesting articles that should stir the sensibilities of those who continue to elude the inevitability that a true pope would never and could never do what the conciliar leaders in Rome have done for the past 50 years. Steve continues a multi-part series on proving the basis for a sede vacante stance based on holy Scripture itself. Thus the title of his columns, "Our Scriptural Roots", all based on the divine Word; the same Word Who was made flesh, suffered and died for us, all prophesied in the Old Testament. Steve continues his treatise on the meaning of St. Paul's words in 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7 and today focuses on identifying who the restrainer/withholder (κατέχων) truly is. He shows by deduction and logic that it could only be the Papacy and ergo the Pope. This makes perfect sense when you read his arguments and syllogism on how Sacred Scripture reveals that the Pope will remove himself from the Church and there will be no one in authority to abate the "Mystery of Iniquity" - the "man of lawlessness" who is commandeered by the devil himself as Steve presents the third installment of his series Towards a Scriptural Brief suggesting Sedevacantism with Identity of the (κατέχων) Restrainer/Withholder = (Πέτροσ) The Papacy/Pope
Editor Michael Cain recalls how, as a child, one loved going to the circus, but things have definitely changed from those innocent times to the reality that is today's conciliar circus where the insignificant carnival barker William Levada is hawking tickets for admission into the big tent to see what next trick the ringmaster Ratzinger can pull off. Like circuses of old there are many death-defying acts, but in this bizarre bazaar (cirque 1964) these acts can greatly threaten souls and are definitely dangerous to your spiritual health. That warning seems to be ignored by many who only want to be entertained with no accountability for what they are participating in. Why, they've even expanded the seating to make room for the Anglicans, but don't worry they can still be Anglicans in every way and cling to the heresies of Henry VIII while still being considered part of the big tent through such circus lingo as "subsisting in." Yeah the clowns are aplenty in this rogue circus and they specialize in faux pas and pratfalls and making spectacles out of themselves while igoring Who's really important, Who should be featured front and center without clowns, without balloons, or any other trappings other than the solemnity of candles and reverence for the True Presence of Christ, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, in their presence. Except He is not there and hasn't been since the sixties when, like Henry VIII, those men who thought they knew better than God, threw Him out and brought in an imposter as they have been trying to pull a rabbit out of the hat ever since in trying to convince Catholics that He's still here. No, this circus is not the dwelling place of our Sovereign King Jesus Christ. We hope Bishop Fellay will realize that before it's too late as Cain points out in his editorial Conciliar Circus
Griff Ruby reminds all that one week from today on Octobere 26 a contingent from the SSPX will engage in theological discussions with Modernist Rome in a secluded room within the building known as the Palace of the Holy Office in the southeast area of Vatican City behind the south Colonnade of St. Peter's Square. Like any high-stakes poker game, it will be highly secretive with few knowing what cards the players are holding. But if Bishop Fellay plays his cards right from the onset on the Lumen Gentium issue, what he could accomplish would be the biggest boom for tradition since...well, Pope Pius XII. Griff offers eight key points that can most definitely call Ratzinger's bluff and trump whatever deck the Modernists might try to shuffle. If Fellay is sincere and not just opting for a red hat, it could be 'Jackpot!' for Tradition. It's a gamble most everyone is praying will turn into a sure thing for those intent on preserving the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church and wiping out 45 years of devastation in proving one cannot "subsist in" any kind of endeavor - be it a card game or theological discussion or the Church herself - if one is not a legitimate player as Griff identifies in his eight points in A Brief for the First Discussion
Stephen Grieve, who hails from across the pond in England, continues a multi-part series on proving the basis for a sede vacante stance based on holy Scripture itself. Thus the title of his columns, "Our Scriptural Roots", all based on the divine Word; the same Word Who was made flesh, suffered and died for us, all prophesied in the Old Testament. With the Cross, Christ fulfilled all that was necessary for the Old Covenant and established the New Covenant with the ultimate Sacrifice on Calvary leading to His Resurrection and Ascension, leaving us His Spirit, the Third Person of the Holy Trinity to guide us with the Word and Tradition of the only Church Christ established on earth. St. Paul was filled with the Spirit and conveyed the truths of Christ and His Church in his epistles, specifically to the Hellenic regions where the root of his words are in Greek. Thus, in getting to the root of the meaning, Steve applies the application of both the Greek and Latin etimology to see what the Apostle of the Gentiles truly meant, specifically in 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7. Last week he dealt with the restrainer/withholder; this week he delves into the meaning of έκ μέσου (phonetics: ek mesoo and in Latin: 'qui tenet nunc donec de medio fiat') in part two of his series "Towards a Scriptural Brief suggesting Sede Vacante" with the meaning of that Greek phrase of Out of the Midst
In light of the passage of the so-called "hate crimes" bill by those intent on foisting unnatural laws on the lawful, Griff Ruby pulls no punches in addressing a sensitive subject that has spiraled out of control because of the proliferation of sin, unjustly justified by liberalism and a government out of control. Decent citizens, true Catholics, are shocked at how far society has sunk in its immoral miasma just in the last few decades where today evil is considered acceptable and proper while virtue is considered a vice that must be indoctrinated to modern times. Yes, thanks to liberalism, modernism, and satan-bar-the-door, it's become a topsy turvy world and another sign that we are in those times foretold in Sacred Scripture. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the liberality of sexuality where God's natural and supernatural laws have been shunned for the beastiality of pure lust in every form and fashion. Little do these epicurean enemies of Christ consider St. Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 and thus society today sinks deeper into the swamp of serious sin, assuredly heading for the abyss known as hell. What then are we to do? Follow them? Hardly. Rather, return to the prudence and continency of our forefathers who held proud the faith, living it fully in obedience to holy Mother Church as the Authority Christ appointed, and setting an example for this generation that we stand firm to tradition and will gladly show the side of decency in all things whether seen or unseen. And in these times when everything is seen, not only do people need to cover their bodies, preserving them untouched, but we must all have custody of the eyes and heart. Our faith compells us so as Griff explains in The Roots of Liberalism
Gary L. Morella presents a sobering piece on how the flickering light of faith has almost gone dim in a world shrouded in darkness and sin. To add our comments as a preface for his article, the Last Catholic out of the Vatican, turn out the lights because the most recent praise of an antichrist truly signifies Our Lady's prophecy at La Salette that "Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist" has been fulfilled. The Great Apostasy has been the portal for many antichrists to come forth. Just who the main one is can still be left to conjecture considering how much the world has been dumbed down to believe anything. Thanks to Vatican II, the current head in Vatican City is getting some stiff opposition from an arrogant man/beast who would be king of the world once he's dismantled the United States, which is only too evident. Ever since the early conciliar 'popes' began the sell-out practice of abdicating the Vicar of Christ's tri-regno responsibilities to souls by bowing to the UN as the answer for "social peace and justice", souls have been confused and this has only enabled the many antichrists to establish a foothold both in church and state. When will the world know the only peace possible that can come is through adherence to God's laws and submission to the only One Who can bring peace? That would be the only Light of the world: Jesus Christ. When will people learn? When it's too late? Gary warns of the consequences in his article Darkness rules the roost as Obama struts
What? you say, how can this be? Read the First Epistle of St. John 2: 15-29 and you shall see whereof this headline speaks truth and then read Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's latest pertinent pieces at www.christorchaos.com in which he details how the conciliarists bend over backward to compliment those very men out to destroy all that Christ taught and established on earth. This is especially evident in the reaction of the radical liberal theologists in congratulating one Barack Hussein Obama for being awarded the leftist award known as the Nobel Prize, not to be confused with a Noble Prize which would be believing in Christ and carrying out what He commanded.
Tom weighs in on the similarity of how today's scenario is sadly not stranger than fiction for fiction has proven true as he equates the classic (read: an excellent novel, literally and literature-wise) Lord of the World by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson, a Catholic British author and priest at the turn of the century depicting a future apocalyptic armageddon in the mideast in a resistance effort against a One World Order in the mode of George Orwell's 1984. Obama's Marxist orientation and desire to be President of the World, aided by the reception of the now besmirched and worthless (other than the monetary value) Nobel 'Peace' Prize is a joke, but not one we should be laughing at, considering the consequences which make Benson a prophet a century or so later. Did the monsignor, like Pope Leo XIII, have a vision of what is to come, what for us is quite near? Tom lays out the signs in his three articles
Stephen Grieve hails from across the pond in England and has agreed to provide interesting articles that should stir the sensibilities of those who continue to elude the inevitability that a true pope would never and could never do what the conciliar leaders in Rome have done for the past 50 years. Stephen begins today a multi-part series on proving the basis for a sede vacante
stance based on holy Scripture itself. Hard to argue with the divine Word. In his first installment he introduces the first passage that indicates such in 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7 in which he points to the Greek root of the word for 'withholder' as it is in the Douay-Rheims version and 'restrainer' as it is in the newer versions as κατέχων. Should we be surprised considering Greek was the language of the Thessalonians and which Paul was well versed in? In his study, Stephen outlines today his thesis and begins to eliminate possibilities that could not refer to the κατέχων (o Katechon
) as he narrows it down to show that the 'absence' of the 'withholder' or 'restrainer' ultimately refers to the Papacy. He explains in part one of his series "Towards a Scriptural Brief suggesting Sede Vacante"
with Introduction to an Examination of 2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7
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