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Dr. Frank Joseph exposes Anna Quindlen's quid pro quo. Pro Life Prescriptions

Father Frank Pavone asks us to ask others to ask 'why?' more often. Fr. Frank Pavone's column

Thomas A. Drolesky, Ph.D. on the Germs of GIRM - part 3. CHRIST or Chaos

Rep. Nicholas Lampson, why do you persecute God's innocents? HEROD'S HEROES

Easter Wednesday Liturgy for Eastertide. DAILY LITURGY

Day Six of the 9-Day Novena given to Saint Faustina Divine Mercy Novena

The corner stone of St. Peter's was laid on this day 495 years ago. TIME CAPSULES

Why is it so hard to believe? SIMPLY SHEEN

...These and more in Today's issue for
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April 18, 2001

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EASTER WEDNESDAY     April 18, 2001     volume 12, no. 108
EASTER WEDNESDAY - Octave of Easter

 Updated April 18, 2001 9:50 am PDT

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Quindlen's quantum leap exposes the unabashed lies of liberals!

Using Newsweek as her pulpit, Anna Quindlen has tried to make abortion fashionable while depicting pro-lifers as the evil!
    "Thanks to Quindlen and the rest of the pro-choicers, we now know that the torture and death of 40 million children since Roe Vs. Wade is a positive act and the lives of these babies mean absolutely nothing to them. The suffering of women who had their babies killed, also must be considered a positive act for them."
  Today, Dr. Frank Joseph takes on the icon of Newsweek aficianados Anna Quindlen, one of the most pro-abort journalists on the face of this earth. He refutes everything she says, most specifically a column she wrote a few weeks ago in which she twists the truth so much that it could be considered a joke except that it is no joke if one baby is murdered in the womb - let alone well over 40 million since Roe vs. Wade. For his column, Refuting more liberals lies!, see PRO LIFE PRESCRIPTIONS

Let us learn from past exploitations on how to expose the injustice of abortion
    "...there is still a great deal of resistance to the notion that we should expose the evil for what it is, bringing it into the light of day for the naked eye to see."
  Today, Father Frank Pavone has sent us his column and though his title "words are not enough" sinks in, his words are enough to move many to take the Pro-life cause seriously both on our knees and in our efforts to educate the public that abortion is cruel and hideous. Pro-aborts know that. That is why they shudder when a Pro-lifer shows a picture of an abortion. While violence, blood and gore are acceptable in society's menu of daily viewing today, while almost every kind of surgery has been seen on TV, the one exception is abortion. Why? That is a question Fr. Frank asks and asks us to ask as well. For his column, Words are not enough!, see PRO LIFE PRESCRIPTIONS

The spinmeisters have invaded the Church and spinning Jesus to fit their spin!

        "The wreckovation of our churches is spun regularly as being consonant with Vatican directives. Indeed, the phenomenon of spinning is so pronounced that there ought to be a convention for spinners featuring the grand masters of this art of lying. Experts from the civil and ecclesiastical order, obviously, both would be featured."

    In today's issue Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D. brings us the third part of his 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, Revisionist History Writ Large, see CHRIST or chaos

Bishop Curtis Guillory: We implore you to call Texas Congressman Nicholas Lampson to task for his sorrowful pro-abortion stance.

   Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic Representative in the United States House from Texas' 9th District, the Honorable Nicholas Lampson. 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 Beaumont Bishop Curtis J. Guillory, S.V.D. along with Lampson'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 Lampson's 70% 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

Easter Wednesday

    Today we continue 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. Each day you will find 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


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"Today bring Me the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children, and immerse them in My Mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. Only the humble soul is capable of receiving My grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence"

   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 fifth day of the Novena and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, see SIXTH DAY OF DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

"The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone"Matthew 21: 42

   On this day 495 years ago in 1506 Pope Julius II presided at ceremonies in which the corner stone was set for the foundation of what is today St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. As this magnificent structure would rise, so also would opposition to the Faith from the reformation. Despite the persecution and heresies, the rock-solid foundation of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church would continue and St. Peter's stands today as a reminder of the sturdy trunk built upon the tomb of the first Pope - Saint Peter. For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see TIME CAPSULES

Why is it we always need an 'explanation' of Faith?

    "Finally convinced by vision, speech, and touch that He had risen, Mary Magdalene now runs to Peter and John to tell them of the news. Their answer was an 'explanation' of the supposed phenomenon, and a typical explanation it was for men. They said 'it is a woman's tale; you know how women are; they are always imagining things - are credulous and superstitious.' When finally they were convinced on empirical grounds, it took seven days of evidence to convince the rest of the Apostles, one going so far as to demand the scientific test of putting his finger into the hands and his hand into the wounded side of Jesus, which evoked from the Savior the words, 'Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed.'"

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April 18, 2001    volume 12, no. 108