Despite our differences on the official position of sedevacantism, The DailyCatholic has long enjoyed a good relationship with those at Tradition in Action. However, as we have done in the past, so also this time we must take them to task and Fr. Gabriel does just that in refuting the rumors that can be so damning of one's reputation. In this case the scurrilous and scandal mongering persistance that His Eminence Cardinal John Henry Cardinal Newman was not only a modernist, but a homosexual. In these days when the conciliar church is teeming with modernists and sodomite hierarchs wearing every color of the cloth, why would a respected organization like TIA take the word of a homosexual activist as their "proof" in printing the accusations against a true Prince of the Church? Fr. Gabriel asks just that in his refutation and illustrates the sinful danger of such journalistic irresponsibility in an article first published in The Four Marks tabloid last year, titled TIA Accuses Cardinal Newman
It has definitely been a decade of transition, as this editor dubs it - Transition to Tradition, our last opportunity before God really lowers the boom. Looking back, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see the deterioration in society as the ranks of the good, decent ones striving for holiness grow smaller and the enemy flanks are massing larger and larger, more threatening than ever. With every day we inch closer to the apocalypse foretold in the book of the same name, contrary to Protestant and conciliar concerns that it was always called "Revelation." Would St. John the Evangelist be surprised, and for that matter the holy Doctor of the Church who translated it and several of the holy hierarchs who ratified the Scriptures at various major councils of the Church, most recently at the dogmatic Council of Trent. Many closet conciliarists reading this may not be familiar with that council since the robber barons have sought to eliminate any mention of Trent in the same manner as the U.S. Government is doing everything it can to wipe out any mention of God. For both these offenses there are consequences, grave ones and we are beginning to see now that both anti-Catholic campaigns by the counterfeit church of conciliarism and the United States Congress and its cohorts in the Obama administration both in Washington and Chicago are getting more desperate as each day passes. Those not grounded in grace had best get right with God before it is too late. Call it "gloom and doom" if you want, but that doom can be eternal and that would cause anyone gloom. Can you say fire and brimstone? To remind you, we will be bringing you throughout this year "Diadems of the Decade" featuring an article from each month of each of the past ten years. We're not saying these are the "Best" of the decade for how do you choose which ones are the best? Yet, they are gems that we want to share for we're sure you will treasure them and realize, like fine jewels, they are still as valuable today especially when investing in souls. For this February edition, we will soon be presenting a diadem for each February from 2000 through February 2009. However, due to a bad case of salmonilla, this editor has fallen behind and it will be several days before we can update the February articles. For now we refer you to the January diadems on line in the most recent January edition until the February ones are posted. Please be patient. Thank you.
Despite how the concept of freedom has been twisted into a license to wound and even kill others, true freedom begins and ends with the Cross of Christ! This first ran in February 2000 and, though we parted ways with Sister Mary Lucy when we returned to the Traditional Latin Mass while she remained in the Novus Ordo
, attached to the charismatic movement and Medjugorje, what she wrote then applies today for Catholic truth and common sense remain timeless. "Getting to the Heart of the Matter" is what Sister Mary Lucy Astuto pinpointed in her common sense approach to living our faith with her practical columns. In this specific column she
differentiated between "freedom" and "license." One is God-given, the other is something forged by selfish souls to mandate their own will on others and the fact is it has been running rampant in these modern Modernist times, even usurping legislation where those mistaking freedom for license state they can do whatever they want, forgetting God's inate laws. She pointed out how "freedom of speech" has been so twisted as to implicate that anyone can say whatever they want, no matter how much they hurt others. Oh how wrong they are, for true freedom means following God's Will as she illustrated in her column
Can't We Say Whatever?
"All you need is love!" was a popular viral musical mantra by the rock group "The Beatles" which took the '60's by storm in leading the revolution. As we can see today, that same thinking is fueling the current revolution. The fab four might have talked the talk, but the four evangelists walked the walk! Thus for February of 2001 we present a column by Pat Ludwa who responded to those who think they know what love is, and if it is not exhibited the way they want, then they translate that into hate while totally abandoning what Jesus said we must do. At one time the rock group "The Beatles" commented that they "were bigger than Jesus" in being known and popular. Their off-handed comment spoke volumes about how civilization has so missed the point Christ emphasized. Just as the people of His time rejected His doctrine as something they couldn't handle, so, too, today many misinterpret what love truly is. Yes, the Beatles were on the right track when they said, "All you need is love." The only problem is, they were on the wrong train. Unless we follow the true Conductor of Creation, we'll not only be derailed, but never make it to the Heavenly terminal as Pat explained in his column, The Love Connection
Eight years ago we carried an interview from 30 Days
Journal, conducted by journalist Stefano Maria Paci in which he held a no-holds-barred question and answer session with the chief exorcist - and possibly last true exorcist left in the Vatican - Father Gabriele Amorth. The old priest did not mince words in describing the situation today in the Church, especially within the Vatican itself for he acknowledged that satan had indeed penetrated the hallowed halls and infected countless souls by his insidious campaign to corrupt holy Mother Church. Though Fr. Amorth pointed out in this candid conversation that Jesus Christ has assured us that "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it"
, the devil is trying and for Fr. Amorth and others conferred with the very grave responsibility of performing exorcism sometimes their own hands were terribly tied and that could only bode well for the evil one, especially with the cooperation of the apostate Modernists who presently rule Rome. We present Stefano Paci's interview
The Smoke of Satan in the House of the Lord
Seven years ago Catharine Lamb brought home the point quite well that there is no place like home and home is where the heart is. You know you are home when Home Sweet Home can only be in the Ancient Mass of All Ages. All other services are stale, rotting eggs of innovation compared to the rich caviar of the indefectible Traditional Latin Mass, also known as the Tridentine. Either way, it is the true Mass as opposed to the man-made rite foisted on the millions upon millions by Modernist apostate Rome. That's getting to the heart of the matter and the heart of being home is to be one with Christ in offering with the priest the propitiatory sacrifice of Calvary to the heavenly Father in an unbloody manner in the indefectible Mass decreed by the Council of Trent and codified by Pope St. Pius V. No matter how they wrap the New Mass, it cannot hold a candle to the True Mass. Catherine invites all to come home.
When You Know You're Really Home
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Quinquagesima Sunday six years ago, he equated how the events being expedited today - from the blatant anarchy against supernatural and natural law, against Divine and human laws, are making a mockery of all order - such as in San Francisco with the flaunting of the sin of sodomy in blasphemy to Holy Matrimony to the attacks against the Word of God carried out against 'The Passion of The Christ'
to the veering from the tenets of the Faith by the hierarchy today to the terrible scandals within the Church - making it only too evident that the Church is undergoing her own Passion right now. As the persecution and slanderous scourging and spitting intensify, the ones suffering the most are those who understand those things hidden from others. Those are the Traditional Catholics who unceasingly cling to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Yet in this suffering, in this testing of our Faith like "silver and gold are tried in the fire," so also are tried "acceptable men in the furnace of humiliation." One must be willing to be sacrificed and offered up humiliatingly in that crucible, which Father cites from Ecclesiasticus, so that we have the mettle to go the distance with Christ and His Church and reap the rewards that await the other side of the Crucifixion. It is our passion as well as The Passion of the Church Father explained in The Passion of the Church
Five years ago we carried a lengthy, but fascinating secular account from a very reliable senior editor Joseph Roddy of the now defunct LOOK
Magazine. It was first published in Look
on January 25, 1966. Roddy's account is not far from the truth of how the Jews dared to invade the doctrines and dogmas of holy Mother Church. What makes this so interesting is both when it was written, shortly after the close of the Second Vatican Council in volume 30, no. 2 and the influence back then of the American press, most notably the obvious Zionist bias of The New York Times
so evident today. It also shows the intent of the progressivists to undermine the Faith for political purposes. Long before Nostra Aetate
, long before the shameful apologies and wimpering at the wailing wall, the agenda had already been set to form a new church that would be politically correct in the advancement of the State of Israel and power to Zionist interests in forming a New World Order. No man can serve two masters and the Vatican II church opted for mammon over the Church founded by Christ as one can easily see by reading How the Jews Changed Catholic Thinking
This editorial ran on February 28, 2006 just before Lent back then. As you can see, nothing has really changed. In fact, things have become even more queerer, as editor Michael Cain wrote four years ago. With the Winter Olympics this month, it's deja vu all over again! With the death of the 'gorilla' it seems everyone is now aping the devil as the sinuous shadows of sin slither across the face of this earth and sideslap souls into silliness and sinfulness. The syllogism: the queer ones are taking over in both secular and ecclesial zoos. Forget those Mardi Gras beads, grab the real beads: Our Lady's Rosary, and batten down the hatches because the jungle is only going to get queerer. Lent is here and you're going to need it! So put on the armor of God, take up the shield of Faith and stand your ground for the sake of Christ and His holy Church; for the sake of sanity, for the sake of souls!
Cain lays it out in
Life and Death in the Concilar Zoo
Even though Father James Francis Wathen has left us back on November 7, 2006, we were able to bring some of what he left us; not only his words of wisdom in Making Sense of sensus Catholicus
and his magnificent and irrefutable opus The Great Sacrilege
, but also what he provided in his several radio reflections. We were grateful to be able to bring our readers these pearls of wisdom back in 2007 and we're happy to do so today of how Fr. Wathen nailed it in pointing out that in today's muddled, murky world of values and mores, the mindrakers will twist, fabricate, exaggerate, and deny the truth in order to carry out their agenda which is in direct opposition to both the natural order and to God's holy Will. Father Wathen laid out the five principles for assuring truth has a solid foundation in our lives so that the wind may blow and the rains come, but the fortress which is our soul will not be moved by folly or popular opinion but by the infrangible truths that never change as he points out in
Truth Conquers All!
Just as Pope Julius II hounded Michelangelo in his craft, so also it was agonizing when a great Catholic like G.K. Chesterton diminished the greatness of the 16th century master who many feel should be a Doctor of the Church for what he left to all in the ecstasy of Art and Sacrament. Thus, on the 444th anniversary of the master artist's death two years ago, Scott Montgomery weighed in with a fascinating gem that delved beneath the surface in sculpting an argument for the Italian virtuoso for most of his art greatly honors God and has remained as timeless edifications throughout the Vatican including the massive St. Peter's Cupola and the Sistine Chapel, not to mention other priceless works. Scott refuted another great Catholic who thought less of Michelangelo in selling the 16th century maestro of maestros short. Scott sought to set the record straight. He provided his arguments in delineating Michelangelo vs. Chesterton as well as pointing out the message imparted by Michelangelo's dedication, which should be emulated by priests today. Scott speaks specifically of the Jesuits who were once such an edifying group of consecrated sacerdotes. He explained in his essay, The Agony and Ecstasy of being judged by Modern Standards
One year ago Gary Morella weighed in with what Catholics need to believe and act on considering how fast America is losing her soul. Things have been happening so fast and furious that legislation, such that will bankrupt future generations, has been passed by those who should be representing the people but definitely do not for they did not even read and examine the dangerous and immoral 790 billion dollar porculus spendulus bill that in actuality only served to stimulate satan and his legions. Yet the Demoncrats and three RINOs brazenly put their approval on what for many could very well be their death warrant. God will not forget nor shall we for unjust laws are no laws as His Eminence St. Robert Bellarmine asserted during the time of Trent. So also in our times. If one is Catholic, then one must act as a Catholic in every way. Not to do so is to be in satan's camp. Gary explains in his no-nonsense piece de resistance Resist Now or Rue it!