August 13-15, 2001
volume 12, no. 142
"Good is never done except at the expense of those who do it: truth is
never enforced except at the sacrifice of its proponents - for nothing
would ever be done at all, if a man waited to do so well, that no one could
find fault with it." John Cardinal Newman
Why, oh why, did Rome not heed the sage wisdom of Cardinal Ottaviani and the International Group of Fathers?
The Ottaviani Intervention Papers show without a shadow of a doubt the errors of Vatican II and the direction the progressivists were taking with the Novus Ordo
We continue with our series of articles in promoting the FirstCRUSADE of the 21st Century for it is a call to arms, a call to all loyal, faithful Catholics to defend the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. We present in this issue the first chapter of the cornerstone of the Vatican II counter-reformation - the Ottaviani Intervention, a letter to Pope Paul VI that went unheeded. Rather than listening to the wisdom of Church teaching so eloquently detailed in arguments provided by Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani and Antonio Cardinal Bacci, Paul VI listened to the sirens of satan in the advice of his secretary of State Annibale Cardinal Bugnini, a known mason and admitted Marxist.
For part two of the Ottaviani Intervention, see FirstCRUSADE of the 21st Century
We must wave the banner of the Sacred Heart for it alone is the standard for excellence
"How admirable is this command of Our Lord to have His Sacred Heart painted on the French standards. It is noteworthy that in this epoch the use of national flags was not yet the general custom. But from the earliest ages, France had always had a sacred standard with the three fleurs-de-lis, one that rested in the sanctuary of St. Denis and was brought out in hours of danger or holy war. It symbolized the Catholic soul of France, and floated like a sacred prayer amid the nation's banners."
On the third installment by Atila Sinke Guimar„es and Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D.- two outstanding writers who are among the leaders at the forefront of the growing Traditional movement internationally - enlighten the reader further on the mission of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque to reawaken a slumbering world of France and Europe of the 17th century and today - for the global community - to the necessity of restoring the rightful kingship to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Who alone must reign as supreme in all society. France did not listen and all of Europe suffers today because of it. It is time to raise the roof, sound the clarion from the ramparts and rooftops. This is all necessary to bring about a successful campaign for the FirstCRUSADE of the 21st Century. For The Sacred Heart and the Armed Fight in Defense of the Faith in part three of their series on The Sacred Heart of Jesus: Symbol of Combativity and the Restoration of Christendom, see CULTIVATING CATHOLIC CULTURE
The Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar
"Hoc est enim corpus Meum. Hic est enim calix sanguinis Mei. Novi et aeterni testamenti: Mysterium fidei: Qui pro vobis et pro multis effundetur in remissionem peccatorum."
In our 233rd installment of our catechetical series on My Catholic Faith we continue our series on the most august Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist with part three, the Nature and History of Sacrifice that explains the vital importance of why Christ gave us for until the end of the world Himself, present Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. This series will delve extensively in future issues into the meaning of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. At the words spoken by the priest at the Consecration in the Canon of the Mass, the bread and wine are confected into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Those words, spoken by Christ, are gleaned from Matthew 26: 26-28, Mark 14: 22-24, and Luke 22: 19-20. For the third part on the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH.
Confused about the whole Embryonic Stem Cell Research issue?
"Some say that the embryos destroyed in today's research aren't human. That simply contradicts scientific fact. The widely used medical textbook The Developing Human, Clinically Oriented Embryology, 6th Edition, Moore, Persaud, Saunders, 1998, states at page 2 that 'The intricate processes by which a baby develops from a single cell are miraculous .... This cell [the zygote] results from the union of an oocyte [egg] and sperm. A zygote is the beginning of a new human being ....' At page 18 this theme is repeated: 'Human development begins at fertilization [emphasis in original] ....' "
In this issue Father Frank Pavone illustrates the slippery slope of compromise when it comes to embryonic stem cell research. He points out how rationalization led to experimentation that only led to further destruction. For his column, The confusion about stem cell research, see SANCTITY OF LIFE
Pray for those who stubbornly continue to legislate pro-abortion measures and pray for their bishops as well!
Our series of "Herod's Hero" is now complete and we encourage you to review who is on this list, to tell your friends and parishioners, and to contact those who violate the 5th Commandment and their respective bishops and call on the latter to enforce the disciplines the Church demands. For the 13 betrayers in the Senate, their bishops and 5 governors, see SENATE, and for the 54 pro-aborts in the U.S. House, who claim to be Catholic, see HOUSE. Do all you can to help stop the horrible Holocausts of the Womb. See HEROD'S HEROES
Know the Faith in order to Keep the Faith!
Please SIGN THE PETITION TO THE POPE to end the hypocrisy of pro-abort 'Catholic' politicians once and for all! See PETITION TO THE HOLY FATHER
We urge you to be informed, to research and review Church documents. From Sacred Scripture, the teachings and traditions of Holy Mother Church, and papal pronouncements, learn more of what Catholics believe in the Sacred Deposit of the Faith
Find out for yourself the truths as we present a compendium portal of documents from Trent to present day. We guarantee you if you read it all with a discerning heart you will be able to decipher the wheat from the chaff, understand what the absolutes of our Faith are and not be fooled by modernism and ambiguities, no matter how cleverly they are couched. Remember satan is the father of half-truths.
For the special page that provides the portal on Documents of the Church, see The Sacred Deposit of the Faith.