Acquitted on the Cross, from the Cross, by the Cross! |
In our commentary today we celebrate this time of Mercy in reminding you of this week of Divine Mercy leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday later this week. It is this Infinite gift Jesus has given us that we touch on today, using the most unlikeliest of subjects to illustrate this - the Mercy He extended to the man hanging next to him. A man who did not follow Him, but heard and understood better than those who did. If only more today had the wisdom of Dismas. For our editorial, Dismas was no dimwit!, see CATHOLIC PewPOINT
The deconstruction of the Holy Sacrifice was enabled by the New World Order Mass
"What both Popes Paul VI and John Paul II were unwilling to admit however, was that the forces impaling the Mass upon itself in the framework of the Novus Ordo were preternatural, bound and determined to foment chaos and disorder and disunity within the Church, the very antitheses of what the Mass is supposed to produce in the lives of individual souls and in the larger life of the Church and the world."
In today's issue Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D. begins a fascinating, logical, factual treatise on ferreting out the doublespeak and contradictions contained in the General Instruction to the Roman Missal (GIRM) which has confused so many and, instead of clearing up abuses, only is a license to experiment some more, all contributing to the continuing deconstruction of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that sustained the Church and her faithful for some 1,500 years. For his column, An Unchanged Faith?, see CHRIST or chaos
The serpent still tries to divert us from the Cross through the seeds of dissent!
Where the evil one slithered in the tree in Eden, he cannot worm his way around the wood of the Crucifix! On the Cross with Christ is the only way to avoid satan's lies!
"Now, the serpent doesn't threaten Eve, he doesn't even ridicule her. No, he just plants the seed of discontent, of dissension, and let's us take it from there."
In his column today, Pat Ludwa points out that though Lent is over and we are celebrating the Easter season, we must keep our eye on the prize which is the Crucifix for therein lies the antidote against the venom of lies satan spreads. Pat talks about how the devil delivers the seed of dissent and our own pride takes it from there, all the way to sin. When we divert away from the Truths God sets down through the New Covenant carried out in the absolutes of the Doctrines and Dogmas of Holy Mother Church, then we become prey for the deadly serpent whose bite is mortal, as in mortal sin. For Pat's column, Look to the Crucifix! see VIEW FROM THE PEW
Bishop Raymundo Pena: We implore you to call Texas Congressman Ruben Hinojosa to task for his sorrowful pro-abortion stance.
Today we resume this series after a brief interlude in deference to the Paschal Triduum and Easter. This series is intended to ferret out the hypocritical and Democratic (isn't that an oxymoron?) congressmen from the state of Texas. Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic Representative in the United States House from Texas' 15th District, the Honorable Ruben E. Hinojosa. There's nothing honorable about how he, as a 'Catholic,' has promoted the culture of death. We call on him to repent and for his shepherd in Brownsville Bishop Raymundo J. Pena along with Hinojosa's shepherd in Washington D.C. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to issue the ultimatum of the "Bell, Book, and Candle" if he will not hear even the Church. We beg of the Bishops, to stand up for the Roman Catholic Church, to exact the discipline all Catholics are expected to follow. By Hinojosa's 95% pro-abortion record during his three terms in the House, he has turned away from God by showing a disdain for Catholic doctrine and being a willing accomplice to satan. We implore him to amend his ways, to turn away from embracing the pro-abort stance with no mercy for the lives of millions of unborn. For another betrayer who seeks to perpetuate the culture of death and slay the innocents, see HEROD'S HEROES
Today we begin the Octave of Easter throughout this week which symbolizes the spiritual feast of Baptism for the newly baptized keep their white baptismal garments and their souls white and pure in Sanctifying Grace. The Masses of the Octave allude, like that of Pentecost, sometimes to the Resurrection, sometimes to Baptism. Both ways it reminds us to proclaim our faith in the risen Christ Jesus. Today, we begin a custom of carrying the liturgy for both the Novus Ordo and the daily liturgy of the Tridentine Traditional Latin Mass - the Tridentine Rite per Ecclesia Dei. For today and tomorrow's liturgies, see DAILY LITURGY
"O foolish ones and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things before entering into His glory?" Luke 24: 25-26
Original painting used with permission copyrite 1995-2000 Matthew Brooks
"Today bring Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Me."
Today we continue with the Novena of Divine Mercy which will conclude with DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY next week. This Novena was imparted to Saint Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun of the 1930's who is known as the "Apostle of Mercy" and was canonized last year on April 28th in Rome. For this fourth day of the Novena and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, see FOURTH DAY OF DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
Death of the Visionary of Lourdes
One hundred and twenty-two years ago in 1879 Saint Bernadette of Soubirous, the visionary of Lourdes passed on to her Heavenly reward in Nevers, France as a young nun of 35 years of age with the Sisters of Notre Dame. To the amazement of all her body never decayed and remains incorrupt today on display in Nevers. She thus became the third French saint whose body was preserved incorrupt along with Saint Catherine Laboure and Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris. She was canonized in 1933 by Pope Pius XI. The bodies of two Popes who were beatified last year on September 3rd are also believed to be incorrupt - Blessed Pius IX and Blessed Pope John XXIII.
For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see TIME CAPSULES
Christ's followers were shortsighted for the Resurrection was the farthest thing from their mind!
"The followers of Jesus were not expecting a Resurrection and, therefore, did not imagine they saw something of which they were ardently hoping. Even Mary Magdalene, who within that very week had been told about the Resurrection when she saw Lazarus raised from a grave, did not believe it. She came on Sunday morning to the tomb with spices to anoint a body - not to greet a Risen Savior. On the way, the question of the woman was: 'Who will roll back the stone for us?' Their problem was how they could get in; not whether the Savior would get out."
Note: During this Easter Monday we are suspending the Daily News in deference to this holy time of the year.. We will resume our up-to-date News on Tuesday, April 17th issue with a new format that will bring you even more news. For the latest news, we recommend sources we rely on. For these news agencies, see News Sources
Note also: We will bring you the Holy Father's annual Urbi et Orbi Address in tomorrow's issue.
Monthly Medjugorje Message for March 2001
April 16, 2001 volume 12, no. 106