As we settle into the glorious season of Paschaltide, I need to get to the heart of the matter for no doubt many have heard by now that it was believed this editor had a "heart attack" on the night of April 3rd. What occurred was a "perfect storm", if you will, of the collision of a severe case of arthritis, pinched vertebrae in my neck that affected my left arm, bronchitis and muscle inflammation in my chest in a Rube Goldberg fashion, so to speak, that when clicking into place, mimicked all the symptoms of a heart attack. It is the result of being down and quarantined since March 4th with a yeast infection in my lungs that greatly sapped my strength and weakened my immune system. That and coughing from the contamination caused the muscles to inflame and threw the discs at the spine in my neck out of kilter, hence creating both numbing arm and heavy pain in the chest area where the heart rests.

        After extensive tests in Sharp Memorial Hospital's excellent Cardiac Center, it was discovered that my heart is actually stronger than normal. Wow! was that good news considering the alternative! The doctors finally diagnosed what actually happened and they're still not sure exactly how that all melded together when it did - as I said, the "perfect storm" - but it was serious enough at the time that Cyndi called our associate pastor Fr. Bernard Welp, CMRI who, by God's providence, was in town and he came over to Sharp immediately and met me in the ER room late on this past Wednesday where, after the doctor originally diagnosed that it could be a blockage, Father administered the Sacrament of Extreme Unction and left me in total peace as to whatever would be God's will.

       He has given me a reprieve to breathe another day. Evidently it is His will to continue publishing the DailyCatholic as best I can on limited donations and trying to get plenty of rest, so be patient as we rev up in resuming daily publication, which, as asserted in my last editorial An Armada to Arms!, it's full speed ahead. Within reason, that is as I struggle to recover, pace myself and rely on the grace of God that the doctors will find a way to keep me functioning without a relapse. I am so thankful it was not my heart since I did have a heart attack in 1988 and in 2000. So it seemed inevitable it was a heart attack on April 3 considering my history. I was really amazed at their findings after extensive echo cardiograms, coronary and pulmonary angiograms, beaucoup xrays and stress testing. I'm not out of the woods yet, so still have to take it easy and still weak and it has set back my schedule for recovery by a week or more for I was hoping to get back to Mass today but will have to wait until next week at the earliest. I should be able to get back to tweeting regularly again soon, something I haven't been able to do since late Wednesday afternoon.

        But now it's back to daily publishing. Fortunately I already had the Sunday and Monday issues formatted and ready to load so I'm able to meet the deadline. However, as you'll see in coming issues, I will pare back the issues so it will be quicker to read and where I can meet schedules without taxing myself too much as I strive to recover while on the prescribed meds and specific physical therapy that does tire me out quickly. I want to thank all of those who offered their prayers and expressed concern via emails, phone calls, retweets and Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's comforting encouragement he wrote on his site after retweeted Cyndi's tweet Thursday morning.

        Both Cyndi and I are most grateful. I should be taking care of my bride and here she's been nursing me. What a wonderful, wondrous wife! All through the ordeal and even now as I write this, I can't help but think how many do not take seriously the Last Four Things - Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. Believe me, it's vitally important. I also lament on how many are deprived of the true Sacraments when they need it most and it is only through the grace of God that we here in San Diego have been privileged to have the wonderful CMRI priests available. Deo gratias!

    Michael Cain, editor, DailyCatholic

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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.

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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.

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.
The Fatima Prayers
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee; and I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee.
(repeat the above 3 times then bow your head in reciting the following:)

    O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in tabernacles throughout the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in unison with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

    O Most Holy Trinity, I addore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

    O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.

Though the first Sunday following Easter is called Low Sunday, in truth St. John the Evangelists leaves us with a spiritual high in both his Epistle and Gospel, emphasizing how faith conquers all and is the answer to believing in Christ the Lord. The Haydock Commentary for today, provided by John Gregory, shows how those who believe not are liars and in deep trouble if they do not believe the Three in One Who gave testimony and the physical testimony of Christ's two natures - Divine (the spirit) and human (water and blood), which lives on in the Sacred Deposit of the Faith through the spirit (inspired divine revelation), the water (Baptism) and the Blood (the Perpetual Holy Sacrifice of the Mass) - all a Testament of Lasting Faith. As Catholics we go by faith, not feelings. That is why there are few lows when one goes on faith, but a constant confident high that is tempered by a steady keel provided by the sacramental life of the Church that enables us to believe and say the very same words the doubting Apostle said when he was at last convinced: Dominus meus, et Deus meus. My Lord and my God

Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, Rector of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary in Rathdrum, Idaho at the City of Mary presents a 13 minute sermon for Low Sunday or as is known in some circles "Quasi modo Sunday" from the Introit of today's Mass. Father hones in on the Gospel of St. John on how Thomas had to see with his own eyes that Christ had risen before he would believe. Father reminds us that we should be encouraged by Our Lord's words "Blessed are they who have not seen, yet believe." To do so we must go on faith and it is the true Faith we believe in that we reaffirm each time we pray the Act of Faith daily as Father relates, "I believe these and all the truths of the holy Catholic Church because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst deceive nor be deceived." That in itself should be evidence that we have faith in all that came before Vatican 2 and anything after, well it is not the true faith because we've been deceived and that can never come from God. Father explains in his sermon Make Acts of Faith Everyday

His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson's Eleison Comments from Maundy Thursday and Holy Saturday are warnings. As a true shepherd, Bishop Williamson reaches out to those priests still within the confines of the Society of St. Pius X to warn them of the dire direction they are heading if they stubbornly cling to the path laid out by Bishop Bernard Fellay who seeks conciliation with the CONciLIAR church. Just as they evidently did not learn from Campos and and recent defections, so also they don't seem to realize what is contained in the Doctrinal Declaration that basically sells out Catholic Truth and ...See more of OPEN LETTER TO PRIESTS of the SOCIETY of ST. PIUS X

Karl D. Keller wants the faithful to know that, contrary to what you might have believed, there is a misnomer in the title of the apparition in Quito, Ecuador that prior to now has been known as "Our Lady of Good Success", but the title is misleading for the Blessed Virgin Mary herself has foretold what the title truly means, just as she imparted to Mother Mariana. See more as Karl explains in part one of a multi-series on Our Lady of the Great Event

We have seen the systematic destruction of the Church founded by Christ by the last five anti-popes, all hand-picked by Satan to deceive even the elect. But what about the elect? Isn't it time they woke up and realized they can only live the lie just so long? Do they not realize that the newest emperor (read anti-pope here) has no clothes and, like the Wizard of Oz, he is nothing but a fraud? Not only is he not Catholic, he's not even a priest, but a mere layman. See more as John asks, Do You See Satan's Plan Now?

There always seems to be a blogalogian these days who thinks he knows better than the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church and, whether willfully or stupidly out of pride, seems intent on undermining that which alone offers hope for bringing the true Church out of Her 55-year eclipse and for perpetuating the true Faith. But these so-called 'experts' on the blog don't really know their Faith and Griff Ruby is determined to set them straight with the first part of a multi-part series One Cannot Subsist On Error

Paschaltide is here and it is no April Fools that we wonder how many more Easters we'll see considering the state of the world today, physically, morally and especially spiritually. Editor Michael Cain asks how much longer can the Almighty Father stay His hand? Considering the Prophesies of Saint Malachy, it would seem not much longer for we have reached that point in time - in history - when we have arrived at that Mayan moment, if you will, for this is far more serious than any Y2K scare or Mayan/Egyptian prediction that the world will end. Jesus told us when it would occur in St. Matthew 24 and for more of the uncharted waters we're heading in, see why Cain calls for An Armada to Arms!
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