August 20-22, 2001
volume 12, no. 144
"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
The sour side of sweet!
If life is just a box of chocolate and all that matters is the joie de vivre than satan will be satiated with the sickenly sweet smell of burning souls!
The video stores are a favorite haunt for many who rent the latest releases, few seldom checking the ratings or even the reviews. In this issue, Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D. keys you in on the dangers of being swept up by the hype of the industry, media, and critics, all of whom are at the forefront of portraying evil as something good and good as evil that the people must be liberated from. A prime example of this is the film Chocolat, just recently released. So cleverly has the film drawn the audience in and, just as the seductress in the movie, so also satan grabs a gullible public, imbedding in their minds that Catholicism - traditional Catholicism is a roadblock and an outmoded opponent of all your dreams. One of the saddest commentaries to this whole modern culture is the failure of the hierarchy to recognize these dangers and to speak out stronger in defense of Holy Mother Church. But then, that wouldn't be politically correct. That would not accommodate those out to destroy the Church. For her column, A Chocolat laced with poison, see ECHOES OF TRUE CATHOLICISM
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 third 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 four of the Ottaviani Intervention, see FirstCRUSADE of the 21st Century
St. Louis de Montfort has foretold that in the end times, only those who are totally committed to Our Lord will willingly and courageously make a stand as the 'Apostles of the Last Times'
"In a word, we know that they shall be true disciples of Jesus Christ, walking in the footsteps of poverty, humility, contempt of the world, charity, teaching the narrow way of God in pure truth, according to the holy Gospel, and not according to the maxims of the world; troubling themselves about nothing, not accepting persons; sparing fearing and listening to no mortal, however influential he may be. They shall have in their mouths the two-edged sword of the Word of God. They shall carry on their shoulders the bloody standard of the Cross, the Crucifix in their right hand and the Rosary in their left, the sacred Names of Jesus and Mary in their Hearts, and the modesty and mortification of Jesus Christ in their own behavior. These are the great men who are to come; but Mary is the one who, by order of the Most high shall fashion them for the purpose of extending His empire over that of the impious, the idolaters and the Muslims. But when and how shall this be? God alone knows."
On the fifth 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 - complete their inspiring treatise on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the fulfillment of the prophecies imparted to saints that those 'Apostles of the Last Times' referred to by Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Monfort will be "those indomitable warriors who will come to confront the Anti-Christ and his followers." It will be those who uphold the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church who will stand alone and that preparation is part of campaign for the FirstCRUSADE of the 21st Century. For The Sacred Heart and the Apostles of the Last Times: Unlimited Confidence and Unbounded Desires in the concluding part five of their series on The Sacred Heart of Jesus: Symbol of Combativity and the Restoration of Christendom, see CULTIVATING CATHOLIC CULTURE
The Sacrifice at Calvary
"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 235th 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 five, the Mass and Calvary that further explains the fulfillment of His Own Sacrifice for us and re-enacted at every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass since that time. 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 fifth part on the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH.
We all need to be Good Samaritans
"The Good Samaritan asked, 'If I do not help this man, what
will happen to him?' And that's the question for us. If I do not address this evil, what will happen
to the unborn? If I do not get involved, what will happen to those who are vulnerable, to those who are marginalized our society, those who are oppressed, those who have no one to speak for them?"
In this issue Father Frank Pavone reverses the psychology of the modern, selfish western civilization that asks 'what's in it for me if I help?' He invites all to consider the alternative, and turn our attention toward consideration for others and their plight. "For as often as you do it to the least of My brethren, you did it for Me." For his column, Reverse the Question , 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.