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Dr. Frank Joseph on the Unborn Protection Act. Pro Life Prescriptions

Thomas A. Drolesky, Ph.D. on the Germs of GIRM - part 9. CHRIST or Chaos

Rep. James Maloney, why do you persecute God's innocents? HEROD'S HEROES

Easter Weekday and Feast of Saint Fidelis, Martyr. DAILY LITURGY

Holy Father celebrates first anniversary of Saint Faustina's canonization and Divine Mercy Sunday as official feast. Divine Mercy Sunday

The Rhine is flowing fuller into the Tiber. Lehman lies in wait

Birth of Saint Vincent de Paul: A man of charity. TIME CAPSULES

'Dopes' and Democrats. What's the difference? SIMPLY SHEEN

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TUESDAY     April 24, 2001     volume 12, no. 114
Easter Weekday
Feast of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr

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Help Protect the Unborn Victims against Violence!

South Carolina's Lindsay Graham will introduce an important Pro-Life Bill in the House tomorrow while pro-abort Zoe Lufgren will do all in her power to undermine it! Last time Clinton vetoed it. This time there are other obstacles in the way of protecting the pre-born against acts of violence.

    "Nevertheless, pro-abortion advocacy organizations, Planned Parenthood -- the killers of unborn babies, NARAL their cheerleaders and NOW -- the National Organization of [Pro-abort] Women are vigorously opposing the bill. These groups oppose any legal recognition of a right to life for unborn children, even when those who violate that right are violent criminals. They are so afraid that the public will learn the truth -- that unborn babies ARE human beings and that the future of killing these babies on demand, may be in jeopardy. They will flaunt our legal system. They will lie and do anything and everything to withhold the truth from the American people."
  Today, because of its urgency, we are running an important column by Dr. Frank Joseph instead of tomorrow's regular slot. Because of this, Cyndi Cain's regular Tuesday column SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING will run tomorrow as the two exchange places. Dr. Frank's column today deals with the very important "Unborn Victims of Violence Act." Although the House passed this same legislation last year by a vote of 254-172, opposition from the Clinton Administration kept the bill from becoming law. This time he's not around, thank God, but satan's other disciples are and they're determined to either kill it or add on referendums that will weaken it. Your prayers and your response to your congressional representative are urgently needed. For his column, The Unborn Victims of Violence Act , see PRO LIFE PRESCRIPTIONS

God has no limits. This was acknowledged in the Traditional Latin Mass. With the changeability of the Novus Ordo we are limiting the Almighty and, in so doing, making unstable Something so Permanent.

        "Holy Mass is supposed to be suited to the needs of all times, not just our times. Herein, therefore, lies the real nub of the problem with the General Instruction to the Roman Missal and thus the Novus Ordo itself: a reliance upon the spirit of one particular time in history results in the glorification of the human spirit and not that of the Blessed Trinity. It is really that simple. God exists outside of time and space. The worship of God must convey, as noted earlier, the timelessness of God and the immortality of our own souls, which will live forever either in Heaven or in Hell once the Last Judgment has taken place. Again, as noted earlier, the Mass is supposed to be a refuge from the world, not a glorification of it."

    In today's issue Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D. brings us the ninth 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, Change for change sake see CHRIST or chaos

Bishop William Lori: We implore you to call Connecticut Congressman James Maloney to task for his sorrowful pro-abort stance.

   Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic Representative in the United States House from Connecticut's 5th District, the Honorable James H. Maloney. 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 new shepherd in the Diocese of Bridgeport Bishop William E. Lori along with Maloney'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 Maloney's pitiful 90% 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 Weekday
Feast of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr

    Today is Easter Weekday and the second of three straight days in which we commemorate the Mass of a Martyr - Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen - a priest and religious Capuchin monk who played a great role in the counter-Reformation in converting thousands of Protestants back to the True Faith. Tomorrow we celebrate the third Martyr, the evangelist SAINT MARK. For today and tomorrow's liturgies, see DAILY LITURGY

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that those who believe in Him may not perish, but may have life everlasting. " John 3: 14-15


Danger down the road!?!

Hans Kung disciple again making waves in Vatican with talks of altering Papacy

  Martin Luther would have loved him. John Calvin would be doing cartwheels if only they could hear Cardinal Karl Lehmann who is intent on protestantizing Rome. Just as his fellow countryman Cardinal Walter Kasper is for reuniting with the Lutherans on their terms, so also Lehmann is taking up the clarion of the former liberal voice in the Conclave Cardinal Carlo Martini of Milan who has long been the progressivists darling but the Pope has kept well isolated until the elevation of the German contingent of Kasper and Lehmann. Now the latter is flexing his muscles, calling for a new council, read Vatican III in which the total wreckovation of holy Mother the Church would be complete. We have a suggestion if they truly want to improve the Church. Call Trent II and use Trent I as the foundation. However, since both Kasper and Lehmann are against any kind of reconciliation with the Society of Saint Pius X, you can believe what their true intent is. The cancer of the Rhine is infecting the Tiber. Beware! For more, see Lehmann lying in wait

Pope celebrates first official Feast of Divine Mercy and anniversary of Saint Faustina's canonization


"Divine Mercy! This is the paschal gift the Church receives from the risen Christ, which He offers to humanity at the dawn of the third millennium."

  Those words highlighted the Holy Father's homily on Divine Mercy Sunday as the Polish Pontiff celebrated in St. Peter's Square the first anniversary of the canonization of his fellow Pole Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska. It was also the first official celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday as a recognized feast in the Church calendar. Though the square was packed, it was far short of the 200,000 who flocked to the Polish nun's canonization ceremonies last year on April 28th. She was made the first saint of the third millennium and Pope John Paul II expressed again that Divine Mercy is for all mankind, however, as "Jesus said to Faustina: 'Humanity will not find peace until it entrusts itself with confidence to Divine Mercy.'" We had hoped to bring you the entire homily but it is not yet available. For more, see Divine Mercy Sunday

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Saint Vincent de Paul Birth of poor man rich in blessings and overflowing with charity to others

  On this date 425 years ago in 1576 a young man was born in Gascony, France to a poor family. He would translate that poverty into helping countless others in the same straits after becoming a priest and then being captured by pirates on the Mediterranean and thrown into slavery in Tunisia where he converted the prison warden to Christianity. Freed, he returned to France and in 1625 founded the Vincentians. This man was, of course, Saint Vincent de Paul whose charitable works are legend and a man who, though born poor, died a man rich in graces beyond any worldly wealth on September 27, 1660. H was canonized by Pope Clement XII in 1737 and Pope Leo XIII proclaimed him patron of all charitable works. The dividends of his fruit live on today in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, his Order and the fact his body remains incorrupt today. For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see TIME CAPSULES

Do 'Dopes' and Democrats have any semblance here?

    "Satellites are just plain dupes or 'dopes.' They may not be obedient in action, but they are obedient in thought. They see only what they want to see; they love the limelight which certain causes give them, but are incapable of analyzing an historical situation. They are professional signers; they will put their name to anything that identifies liberty with licence. The devil uses them because they are naive and credulous. They belong to every 'poltically correct' organization, but like the false fronts waiters wear, they are nothing but stuffed shirts - with a tail which the devil twists to his own good pleasure."

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April 24, 2001    volume 12, no. 114