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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Today, for the first time, the Second Sunday of Easter is officially celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday."Jesus, I trust in You"
Today we celebrate DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY after the nine-day Novena of Divine Mercy from Good Friday through yesterday. This devotion 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 - one year ago on Divine Mercy Sunday. 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 the full novena, Chaplet and the life of St. Faustina, see STORY OF THE APOSTLE OF DIVINE MERCY
Oh, how the Latin language has been twisted to fit the agenda of those behind the wreckovation of our churches and rich Traditions
" Many of these commissions, such as the International Commission for English in the Liturgy (ICEL) are composed of liturgists who have used language as an ideological tool to undermine the Holy Faith. ICEL's longtime secretary, John Page, would not respond to me directly in 1993 when I asked him if members of his commission, who were pushing for "gender inclusive" translations of what was then called the Sacramentary, were dissenters on matters of the Faith (contraception, abortion, the nonadmissability of women to holy orders). Living languages change and can be manipulated by those seeking to create a synthetic faith to match a synthetic liturgy."
In today's issue Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D. brings us the seventh 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, The ICEL Sell-out! see CHRIST or chaos
Archbishop Daniel Cronin: We implore you to call Connecticut Congressman John Larson to task for his unyielding, horrendous pro-abort stance.
Franciscan University President Father Terence Henry defends Graduate Nursing Program at Steubenville against accusations of contraceptive measures
We've received a disclaimer from Father Terence Henry, TOR over the article we ran on Friday in our "Father, forgive them..." series in which Dr. Brian J. Kopp shared a letter from a nurse who was expelled from the Graduate Nursing Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Brian has contacted us since for he has received conflicting statements that could call into question the credibility of the accusations and therefore he is doing further research. In fairness, we are running Fr. Henry's response and pulling the article from our archives list. For the response, see Feedback
Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic Representative in the United States House from Connecticut's 1st District, the Honorable John B. Larson. 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 Archdiocese of Hartford Archbishop Daniel A. Cronin along with Larson'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 Larson's uncompromising 100% pro-abortion record during his two 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
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY - 2nd Sunday of Easter
Today is the Second Sunday of Easter - Low Sunday or Dominica in Albis which is the day the neophytes put aside their white garments. It is the close of the Easter Octave. The Gospel is about how Thomas, the doubting Apostle sought to see for himself that Jesus had truly risen. The Epistle speaks of Those Who give testimony in Heaven and three on earth -"these Three are one" - "unum sunt" "And there are three that give testimony on earth: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three are one" 1 John 8-9. It is the ideal reading for Divine Mercy Sunday. For today and tomorrow's liturgies, see DAILY LITURGY
"Bring here thy finger, and see My hands; and bring here thy hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing...Because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed. Blessed are they who have not seen, and yet have believed." John 20: 27, 29
"He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and has exalted the lowly"Luke 1: 52
A holy, humble monk becomes a mighty Pope
On this day 928 years ago in 1073 the holy monk Hildebrand was elected the 157th successor of Peter, taking the name Pope Gregory VII which in later years he would be referred to by many as Pope Saint Gregory the Great like his namesake - the first Gregory the Great back in 590 who was the 64th successor of Peter and the Holy Father who instituted Gregorian Chant. The saintly Gregory of the eleventh century, who was born in Tuscany, ruled in Rome for twelve years and settled, in a Council he had convened, that the Roman Pontiff is universal and no one can pass judgment on him in a court of law. He alone can dispense one from a vow. His power was so great and widespread that the previous excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV of the German Court humbly sought forgiveness at Canossa wearing only a rough habit in penitence. St. Gregory died on May 25, 1085.
For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see TIME CAPSULES
If not checked, sins of the flesh just become other sins!
"Those who consent to the deordinations of the flesh in youth often sublimate into the ambitious in the forties, and to the avaricious in the sixties. The object of their passion has changed, but they have not. In one instance, the object is the body in the other the ego or the proud mind, and in the last instance, things (wealth) outside both body and mind. The first excess of the flesh is generally recognized as wrong, but modern civilization does not regard pride or avarice as 'dirty' sins, though they can be just as disastrous as lust."
Holy Father's Audience Translation Delayed
We had hoped to bring you the Holy Father's most recent Wednesday General Audience catechesis, but ZENIT has been on Easter vacation so it will not be available today. We should resume next Sunday with both this past Wednesday and this coming Wednesday's audience if available. Thank you for your patience. For past audiences and addresses, see THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS
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April 22, 2001 volume 12, no. 112