Today is the first of eight feria days this week and next as we find ourselves in this glorious time of Paschaltide. The liturgy for today is the same as the Mass from Low Sunday without the Gloria, but we still have the Alleluias. Alleluia! Just click on the missal above left. In today's issue we bring you the second part of Griff Ruby's series "Sedes Say So!" in which he refutes anti-sedevacantist arguments in clarifying how the "perpe-traitors" lost all authority when the Catholic office, which they were sworn to uphold, became vacant. We encourage you to remember to pray the Regina Coeli which replaces the Angelus during Paschaltide and to never forget to pray the holy Rosary. Also, Tuesdays are an exellent day to pray the Devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help for if all of us ever needed help it is now when the times grow bleaker.
        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 and I am grateful. Evidently it was not my time and I urge you to pray for Mrs. Melissa Kunkel who did have a massive heart attack and died, leaving behind devoted husband Thomas and twelve children ages 2 to 17. She was a traditional Catholic who lived her faith and believed in the Sacrament of Matrimony to populate Heaven. Please keep the family in your prayers as you pray for the repose of her soul.

        Evidently mine was a warning to take greater care and a sign that God wills that I continue publishing the DailyCatholic as best I can on limited donations and trying to get plenty of rest. After all, Jesus did assure us that "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." 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 last Wednesday afternoon.

        But now it's back to daily publishing. 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 of nearly 32 years 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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Regina Coeli

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.

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.

Too many seem to gage that the hierarchs, who signed the heretical Vatican II documents, such as Lumen Gentium, automatically became heretics at that time, are missing the point. That point being, as Griff Ruby points out, that even if they did sign, each's interior intent could not necessarily be proven or if so, it would take an immense amount of time, effort and proof to convict each and every member of the hierarchy who signed it. Rather, it is very simple to bypass that and find the source of when they abdicated their office for, according to Canon Law, there is a set time of vacancy that is recognized and after that when said office has basically been abandoned, it officially becomes vacant. It is at that time that we can pinpoint when that office was not only abdicated, but officially when the heretic lost all authority and credibility and was no longer Catholic. It is conundrum that so few realize this and have bogged down in semantics and endless polemics in trying to defend the indefensible. Griff Ruby is determined to set them straight with the second part of a multi-part series Pinning down the "Perpe-traitors"

John Gregory presents his magnificent reflection on the First Joyful Mystery. He asks what greater joy can there be than to be told by a heavenly messenger of the highest order - St. Gabriel the Archangel - that the Almighty Father has created you for all time for this moment? John reflects in the mysteries of The Annunciation

Bishop Daniel Dolan, pastor of St. Gertrude the Great in the Cincinnati area presents an 8 minute sermon to the children that was first delivered in 2007 in which he spoke on the Annunciation of Our Lady

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, available courtesty of John Gregory, is available for Low Sunday - 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 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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