Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday issue August 6-8, 2001 volume 12, no. 140
"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 Standard all Catholics must carry with them at all times: the Sacred Heart of Jesus
It has long been - and continues to be - the symbol of combativity in the crusade for the restoration of Christendom
On this Feast of the Transfiguration, we are honored to introduce you to Atila Sinke Guimar„es and Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D. These two outstanding writers are among the leaders at the forefront of the growing Traditional movement internationally. This dedication to upholding the true Faith and restoring all things in Christ is gaining intensity as more and more loyal Catholics realize the barren fruits of Vatican II. Almost daily modernists are brazenly showing their hand, revealing the intent of Vatican II: the auto-demolition of Holy Mother Church. The cover-up has gone on long enough. Two generations have lost the essence of their Faith because of the relaxation of the teachings and disciplines of Holy Mother Church, beginning with the deconstruction of the True Sacrifice of the Altar, replaced by a "Eucharistic celebration" that resembles and, in essence, is a Protestant service. Guimar„es and Horvat's writings will show how, in order to be loyal sons and daughters of Christ Jesus the King and His most Immaculate Mother Mary, Regina Coeli, we must all realize the Church the Son of God founded two millennia ago did not begin or change with Vatican II. For their inaugural column as part of the campaign for the FirstCRUSADE of the 21st Century, we present their excellent and inspirational reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and why devotion to His Most Glorious Heart is so vital in these times. For part one of this five part series, see CULTIVATING CATHOLIC CULTURE
The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
"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 231st installment of our catechetical series on My Catholic Faith we cover the most august Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist. There is much to cover in this and so will be spread over several installments that will lead into the essence of the Real Presence of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, present Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, and from there 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 first part on the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH.
Abortion regulations fail to enforce medical ethics, let alone moral ethics!
"Abortion remains the most unregulated surgical industry in the nation. Some 90% of abortions are not performed in hospitals, but rather in "clinics" which most states exempt from regulation. In fact, in the vast majority of states, veterinary clinics are more regulated than abortion clinics."
In this issue Father Frank Pavone points out the drastic reality that abortions are not regulated as a medical practice but rather as a business - and bad business at that! He shows where only 10% of the total abortions are performed in hospitals - facilities that provide all necessary precautions and expertise in the medical field - but rather at store-front clinics, backrooms and even the local vet. More proof these pro-aborts are mere animals with no sense of reason for the sanctity of life. For his column, The neglected side of Roe vs. Wade 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
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
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
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.