Will there be any faith left?|
No one knows when Our Lord will return, but it's up to us to make sure that when He does, He will find the Faith - the uncompromising Faith He bestowed to Peter
In her inspirational column today, Cyndi Cain asks if, when Jesus returns, will He find any faith as He asks in Luke 18: 8. She shares that the direction the Church in America is taking does not bode well that He will if we place all our trust in the watered-down version we are being subjected to today. We need to pray and speak out when abuses take place that greatly diminish the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Each abuse, if allowed to continue, only weakens the resolve of the faithful and places them in a deeper malaise of a comfort zone that should be avoided at all costs. For her column What will Our Lord find when He returns? see SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING
we have waited for
Dietrich Von Hildebrand, who Pope Pius XII called the "20th Century Doctor of the Church," questioned 35 years ago why the Mass of All Ages was deconstructed. He was right then, and, as we have seen since, he is right now!
Today we present the second part of a short essay The Case for the Latin Mass by the noted and respected theologian, the late Dietrich Von Hildebrand, who in 1966 could already see the barren fruit the Novus Ordo would produce and begged for the Church to rethink the drastic changes that were made. This was only a year after Second Vatican Council had closed. Now, 35 years later we can see he was dead on in his assessment. Why have so many bishops resisted his wisdom and continued pell mell down a road that leads away from Christ and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church? Twelve years after Hildebrand's sage advice, Pope John Paul II published his motu proprio "Ecclesia Dei" and the commission of the same name, instructing his bishops to make readily available to their flocks the Latin Mass. Yet so many have resisted and, in so doing, have alienated many of the faithful who wallow in the confusion of a Novus Ordo that in no way resembles the intent of Vatican II and in no way whatsoever resembles the Mass of All Ages - the Tridentine Mass. We refer you to yesterday's editorial as well. Key to it all is that the Mass of All Ages will not and cannot be compromised. For part two, see, Exspectans exspectavibus Ecclesia Dei
Cardinal Egan: We implore you to call New York Congressman Charles Rangel to task for his unyielding pro-abortion stance.
Today's "Herod's Hero" is the Democratic Congressman from New York, the Honorable Charles B. Rangel. 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 New York City Cardinal Edward M. Egan, along with his fellow Prince of the Church 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 Rangel's pro-abortion record during his 16 terms in office he has been one of the major players in the Democratic Party in turning away from God by showing a disdain for Catholic doctrine and 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
Is it True?
If the report that Blessed Pope John XXIII's body is incorrupt is true then it should be announced to edify Catholics everywhere.
Is it a rumor or is it true? That's what we and millions of Catholics would like to know in light of the testimony of a Vatican worker that when Blessed John XXIII's remains, interred in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica for 37 plus years, was ordered moved in January to a more prominent location within the Basilica workers discovered that something phenomenal occurred. In CWN and CNS stories it has been verified that his body was still incorrupt in the same manner as Saint Bernadette of Lourdes and Saint Vincent de Paul, to name a few. If this is true, why hasn't Rome announced this to the world? If it is a hoax, that, too, should be announced. No more secrets. Let's have the truth, please. For more, see News from ROME
What LA and many other dioceses in the U.S. need are more men like Archbishop George Pell, Sydney's new shepherd.
The Holy Father is taking care of business down under and we can only hope and pray he'll turn his attention next to the amchurch in the United States and weed out the modernist prelates along the west coast, then work up to Milwaukee , then Rochester and then the rest of those bishops who are trying to forge their own agenda separate from Rome's intent. For an idea of what we can hope and pray for, see how Archbishop George Pell is about to clean things up in Sydney, Australia. For more, see USA News
Bush frustrating Democrats further by assuring abortion ban
President George W. Bush has been everything loyal Catholics have hoped and prayed for to this point. Add to that euphoria the statement yesterday that he will issue a presidential memorandum to cement the Mexico City ban and leave Democratic pro-aborts in the Senate and House crying and whining. Bush is backing what he said in protecting the innocent unborns. What took us so long to elect an honest man?
For more, see Pro Life News
Syria's Sheiks try to muscle Lebanese Maronite Patriarch
While unrest continues in the Holy Land it is starting to simmer to the north in Lebanon and the timing isn't really too convenient for the Holy Father's visit to Syria is six weeks away and rumblings are not indicating smooth sailing for the Pontiff. This is especially true after intimidation by the chief sheiks of Syria against Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Nasrallah
Sfeir who has objected to the Syrian presence in Lebanon. For more, see Universal News
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Today and tomorrow are devoted to the Lenten Liturgy. For these liturgies, see Daily LITURGY
"They asked him then, 'Who is the man who said to thee, 'Take up thy pallet and walk?' But the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had quietly gone away, since there was a crowd in the place. Afterwards Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, 'Behold, thou art cured. Sin no more, lest something worse befall thee.' The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus Who had healed him." John 5: 13-15
TUESDAY, March 27:
First Reading: Ezekiel 47: 1-9
Psalms: Psalm 46: 2-3, 5-6, 8-9
Gospel Reading: John 5: 1-16
The Voice of the Disciple
A pitiful gain is sought after; for one piece of money there is sometimes shameful wrangling; men do not shrink from toiling day and night for a trifle or some slight promise. But, oh shame! for the good which never changes, for the reward beyond all price, for the highest honor and the glory which has no end, they are too sluggish to take the least pains.
From Book III, Chapter II of "Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis.
Death of the Pope who heeded the wisdom of Saint Catherine of Siena
Today is the 623rd commemoration of the death of Pope Gregory XI, the 201st successor of Peter and the last of the Avignon French Popes in 1378. Through the insistence of Saint Catherine of Siena Gregory returned the papal headquarters to Rome after a 75 year exile. Born in Maumont, France, he was elected on December 30, 1370. During his eight year pontificate the Roman Senate donated a part of the Vatican Hill to him which would establish the present Vatican City. Gregory XI included St. Mary Major's among the major Basilicas for gaining a jubilee indulgence which will be in effect for Jubilee 2000 as well For other Time Capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see Daily TIME CAPSULES in Church History
Why do we put so much credence on what 'they' say?
"Many live under the illusion that their rejection of religious faith is a proof that they are immune from credulity. The truth is that they too accept authority, but it is the vague, vaporous, anonymous authority of 'they.' 'They' are wearing green, and the like. Who are 'they'? The person of faith at least knows the One Whose guidance he accepts."
Monthly Medjugorje Message for March 2001
"Dear children! Also today I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Little children, you live in a time in which God gives great graces but you do not know how to make good use of them. You are concerned about everything else, but the least for the soul and spiritual life. Awaken from the tired sleep of your soul and say yes to God with all your strength. Decide for conversion and holiness. I am with you, little children, and I call you to perfection of your soul and of everything you do. Thank you for having responded to my call."
For Our Lady's March 25th message and more on Medjugorje, see MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
March 27, 2001 volume 12, no. 86