May 29

431 years ago a saintly Sovereign Pontiff laid down a law that was observed faithfully until Vatican II. What authority did the Council have to overturn an edict meant for all ages? Quo Primum

As Pentecost approaches, how well do we know our Faith? SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING

Special Novena to the Holy Spirit in Preparation for Pentecost Sunday. PENTECOST NOVENA

Part Six of an Urgent Plea to not change the Papacy. URGENT PLEA

Rep. Cynthia McKinney why do persecute God's innocents so? HEROD'S HEROES

The first Paul to be a Pope. TIME CAPSULES

Man has created a beast he cannot tame. SIMPLY SHEEN

Our Lady's most recent Medjugorje Monthly Message

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TUESDAY     May 29, 2001     volume 12, no. 132
Easter Weekday
Feast of Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi in Traditional Liturgy

 Updated May 28, 2001 9:50 pm PDT

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Why did Vatican II ignore an edict that would incur the wrath of God?

   You have no doubt noticed that The DAILY CATHOLIC has taken a decidedly Traditional turn in recent months and is more and more promoting the Mass of All Ages - the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Latin as said prior to Vatican II. Because we embrace the Absolute Truths, Doctrines, Dogmas and Traditions of the Church as they existed for 20 centuries before Vatican II, some have accused us of heading toward schism. However, if they truly realize what was commanded for all time - with no exceptions - was violated, then we pray maybe they won't be so quick to accuse us of calling our Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ and 264th successor of Peter and the present Roman authorities respectfully into question for allowing the abuses to continue. In our efforts to always bring you the truths of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church we must remind you that the Church did not begin in the sixties and Lumen gentium et al are not the defining documents. Rather the opposite, for these documents have fostered the problems and abuses that have so protestantized our Church today. To find out the truth, we must go back to those documents which, in effect, trump Vatican II. Trent is an excellent reference point and shortly thereafter we provide another edict decreed. It illustrates very clearly that Vatican II was wrong to go against this edict - an edict that would "incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul" if the Mass for All Ages was changed in the least. As we all know it has been changed starkly to the point where it is no longer recognizable with the Mass of All Ages. As proof of the errors, we provide here the entire short, but exacting Apostolic Constitution Quo Primum which Pope Saint Pius V set in stone on July 14, 1570 for all time. For his Papal Bull, see QUO PRIMUM

Fire! Fire! Fire!

    Pray the Sanctifier's Tongues of Fire will ignite your Faith. Pentecost is a time to renew our commitment as "Soldiers of Christ." Never did this have a more significant meaning than this year when there are so few lining up with Him and the True Church He gave us.
   In her column today, Cyndi Cain is pressed to share what the Holy Spirit has placed on her heart, what Our Lord and His Blessed Mother Mary had imparted to her nearly a decade ago and it is only through the grace of the Sanctifier that it is now becoming clear. She senses an urgency to convey what she has discovered both through her own research and intuitively in her heart and soul. These are indeed dire times and they could be even more dire if we do not truly know our Faith, know the absolutes of the great Deposit of Faith that can not be changed by man or a council or a majority of bishops. No matter how much collegiality is discussed, no matter how much the idea of making the Papacy more palatable for non-Catholics, it cannot happen because it goes against the grain of all that is Catholic. For her column Allow the Holy Spirit to enlighten your soul! see SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING

Novena in preparation for Pentecost

       In preparation for the celebration of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday next Sunday, the "Birthday" of the Church, we provide a Nine-Day Novena to help you prepare and call upon the Advocate, the Sanctifier for strength and the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. For the Novena, see NOVENA


An Urgent Plea to Pope John Paul II, 264th Successor of Peter: Please do not change the Papacy as the modernists would want, but leave it intact as Christ instructed in Matthew 16: 17-19.

   With the Extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals now completed and the evident intent of many to weaken the Papacy, we present the sixth part of an Urgent Plea to His Holiness Pope John Paul II not to succumb to the pressure of the progressivists and not to change the Papacy no matter how much pressure is put on him. We urge you to read this with a discerning heart as we near the Feast of Pentecost - the birthday of Holy Mother Church. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you in reading this respectful, but honest plea, and guide all prelates of the Church to maintain the true tenets, and guide the Keeper of the Keys to keep intact the Primacy of Peter. This is published with permission. It was compiled by (right to left above:) Atila Sinke Guimar„es, Dr. Marian Horvat, Michael J. Matt, and John Vennari. Guimar„es, a Brazilian scholar, has been researching this subject matter for twenty years and knows whereof he speaks. The authors back everything up with undeniable truths in their documentation. For part six of this Open Letter to His Holiness, see PLEASE PRESERVE THE PRIMACY OF PETER

Archbishop John Donoghue: We implore you to call Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney to task for her unyielding and scandalizing pro-abort stance.

   Today's Herod's Hero is the Democratic Representative in the United States House from Georgia's 4th District, the Honorable Cynthia McKinney. There's nothing honorable about how she, as a 'Catholic,' has promoted the culture of death. We call on her to repent and for her Bishop in Atlanta Archbishop John F. Donoghue along with McKinney's shepherd in Washington D.C. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to issue the ultimatum of the "Bell, Book, and Candle" if she 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 McKinney's horrendous and scandalous 100% pro-abortion record during 5 terms in the House, she has shown an alarming consistency to constantly turn away from God by showing total disdain for Catholic doctrine and being a willing accomplice to satan. We implore Ms. McKinney to amend her 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

Requiescat in Pace
    Joe Moakley

   Yesterday Congressman Joseph Moakley of Massachusetts passed away at the age of 74 from Leukemia. He had made our "Herod's Helpers" list in early April because, though his record was above the mendoza line, so to speak, it was still not sufficient for a Catholic politician. We pray that Almighty God will receive his soul and we commend him to the Just Judge to render him mercy and remember the good that he did to counterbalance the times he aided the pro-abort cause. Prayerfully this could serve as a wake-up call to many older Catholic politicians who have supported the pro-abort agenda that we all are indeed human and unto dust we shall return. Think of the joys of eternity by complying with God's Laws, rather than political expediency. Today Joe Moakley realizes the plight of those who so many called merely "fetuses." In deference, we have removed him from the list and pray that whoever is elected in his place will strive to uphold the Sanctity of Life.

"Father, the hour has come! Glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son may glorify Thee, even as Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, in order that to all Thou hast given Him He may give everlasting life. Now this is everlasting life, that they may know Thee, the only True God, and Him Whom Thous has sent, Jesus Christ. I have glorified Thee on earth; I have accomplished the work that Thou hast given Me to do. And now do Thou, Father, glorify Me with Thyself, with the glory that I had with Thee before the world existed. " John 17: 1-5

Two cardinals give their take on the recent Consistory

   Austria's Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn and France's Cardinal Paul Poupard register their opinions of their take of the recent Extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals that recorded the largest gathering of red-hats in history which concluded last Thursday in Rome For more, see News from ROME

Pro-aborts launch ad blitz in U.S. and in Canada pro-abort out to stop Catholic school funding

   The summer is here and things are really going to heat up for pro-lifers. Satan is seeing to that. Despite one abortionist being sentenced in Florida, the abortion industry has launched a nationwide slick magazine ad campaign for the abortion pill. Meanwhile in Canada an avowed pro-abort is going after Catholic Schools to stop their funding. For more, see Pro Life News

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The Paul who discovered the remains of Peter's daughter

    On this date 1,244 years ago in 757, after 93 successors of Saint Peter, a man named Paul was elevated to the Papal Throne. Pope Paul I reigned for ten years, passing to His Heavenly reward on June 28, 757. Paul was renowned for his Works of Mercy, both Corporal and Spiritual - visiting prisons and freeing many from their shackles and debts. He worked tirelessly to embrace the Greek Church and it was he who discovered the remains of Saint Petronilla, considered by historians to be the daughter of Peter himself. Ironic that a man named Paul discovered this for it was the great Saint Paul who worked so closely with Peter in the building of the early Church. For other Time Capsule events that happened today in Church history, see TIME CAPSULES

The beast is loose!

    "It was not that many years ago that H.G. Wells and others, in their false optimism, were telling us that in a short time we would be as gods, and that happiness would increase with economic prosperity. Religion, for the moment, was regarded as a kind of ambulence which took care of the sick until scientific progress could take over. Now alas, the beast who was evolving to become a god, has suddenly gone berserk before he has become a man."
Monthly Medjugorje Message for May 2001

   "Dear children! At this time of grace, I call you to prayer. Little children, you work much but without Godís blessing. Bless and seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to lead you at this time so that you may comprehend and live in the grace of this time. Convert, little children, and kneel in the silence of your hearts. Put God in the center of your being so that, in that way, you can witness in joy the beauty that God continually gives in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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May 29, 2001    volume 12, no. 132