The adventure of life challenges us to avoid the pitfalls of pride, the precipices of presumption, the roaring rivers of rationalization, the swamps of subversion, the monsters of modernism, the landslides of laziness, the quicksand of quarrels, and the nightmares of neglect. In other words, we need to keep our soul's eye on the trail!|
After introducing this special series on the weekend of the special Jubilee of Families held October 13-14 in Rome, we resume after a one-week hiatus - for the Paschal Triduum - with the twenty-third lesson in which we begin to examine organisms of the heart and mind and how our senses can betray us. While we advocate a 'look before you leap' awareness, we ask you to go not by your eyes, but by Faith. By doing so you will never be afraid to leap for you will know God will guide your steps no matter how many obstacles rear their ugly heads at satan's behest. For Look before you leap!, the twenty-third lesson of this series by Michael and Cyndi Cain, see AT ONE WITH GOD series on Conjugal Love
Only by demeaning the 'intentions' of the fathers of the Council of Trent could the revolutionaries subjugate the faithful to their norms
"GIRM's assertion about the Council of Trent presupposes once more that some sort of changes were necessary. The Council Fathers wisely concluded that no major changes were needed. And history has proven Trent's fathers correct. All of the gratuitous assertions GIRM makes about the failure of Trent to instruct the faithful about the Mass fly in the face of the actual truth that Catholics up until forty years ago knew exactly what the Mass was without any question whatsoever. They were far better informed than Catholics are now nearly forty years into the liturgical revolution."
In today's issue Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D. brings us the sixth part of his fascinating, logical, factual and frank 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, Truncating Trent, see CHRIST or chaos
Bishop Frank Rodimer: We implore you to call New Jersey Congressman William Pascrell to task for his sorrowful pro-abort stance.
Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic Representative in the United States House from New Jersey's 8th District, the Honorable William J. Pascrell. 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 the Diocese of PatersonBishop Frank J. Rodimer along with Pascrell'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 Pallone's alarming 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
Papal Itinerary Set for May 4th to 8th
Historic journey to be completed early next month as Holy Father retraces the footsteps of the Apostle Paul in Greece and Damascus as well as the Island of Malta
The Vatican has released the official itinerary for Pope John Paul II on his final leg of his historic "Jubilee Journey" in which he will have retraced salvation history from Abraham to the Apostles. After beginning last March with a moving ceremony in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, which was decorated in the motif of Chaldea where Abraham was born, and his memorable week in the Holy Land in which he visited all the holy places Jesus walked, he will in two weeks complete the journey when he ventures into Eastern Orthodox country, arriving in Athens, Greece on May 4th; then Damascus, Syria on May 6th and the Island of Malta on the final day - May 8th. For the full itinerary, see Pope's Jubilee Journey Itinerary
Today we complete the Octave of Easter we have been celebrating throughout this past week; a 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. Traditions teaches that tonight they put away the white and don their regular garments. 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
"Go into the whole world and preach the Gospel to every creature" Mark 16: 15
Original painting used with permission copyrite 1995-2000 Matthew Brooks
"Today bring Me souls who have become lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My Mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My Soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will." For them the last hope of salvation is to run to My Mercy."
Today we complete the Novena of Divine Mercy in anticipation tomorrow of DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY. 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. At the same time Pope John Paul II declared that the Sunday after Easter would from henceforth be officially known as Divine Mercy Sunday. For this ninth and final day of the Novena and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, see NINTH DAY OF DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
Day of Salvation for Pope Alexander II and his nephew Saint Anselm 36 years apart
On this date 928 years ago in 1073, Pope Alexander II died after serving the Church for twelve years as the 156th successor of Peter. It is interesting that this holy man died on this date for the Church remembers it as the feast of Saint Anselm, esteemed bishop and Doctor of the Church who was appointed by Alexander, his uncle. St. Anselm also died on this very same day 36 years later in 1109. Pope Alexander concentrated more on religious matters than politcs, working vigourously to make sure the reform of the clergy in France was according to Church norms. Because he was so involved with the French, this Milan-born Pontiff was reviled by the German court of Henry IV who supported the anti-pope Honorius II over Alexander.
For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see TIME CAPSULES
A life to be lived and a communion to be shared.
"If Christ stayed with us in the flesh, He would have come no closer to us than the touch of a hand or an embrace. But ascending to the Father and sending His Spirit of Love into our hearts, He became not an example to be copied, or a fact to be remembered, but a life to be lived and a communion to be shared. Now it is possible for us to embrace the crosses and trials of this life, knowing that the 'sufferings of this life simply cannot be compared to the glory that is to come' (Romans 8: 18)."
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April 21, 2001 volume 12, no. 111