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The Council of Ephesus
Fifty years after the First Council of Constantinople Pope Saint Celestine I called a third General Council at Ephesus in the southern tip of Asia Minor. Probably the biggest contribution of this council was the Divine Maternity Dogma of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother of God. Also, led by Saint Cyril of Alexandria, an impressive Doctor of the Church, the Council defined that Christ has two natures - Divine and human, but only one Person which is Divine. This affirmation condemned Nestorianism and deposed Nestorius, who was the bishop of Constantinople. The Council also affirmed the Council of Carthage held for the local Church in 416, thus condemning Pelagius and his teachings. For the full documents of the third Ecumenical Council see EPHESUS
Editor Michael Cain tackles the real source of the anthrax scare paralyzing America today. The talking network heads are feeding us all kinds of theories, but the real answers lie in Sacred Scripture and the prophesies of Isaiah. What's in a name? Find out the root of the microorganism called anthrax in When you have Christ, who needs Cipro?
Pro Life Prescriptions
Despite the setback of President Bush's decision to allow embryonic stem cell research for existing cells, Dr. Frank Joseph sees a silver lining and asks where are those same bishops, who complained about Bush compromising, in taking accountability for the so-called 'Catholic' pro-abort politicians. By their inaction these bishops are accomplices to the sin of murder and will have to answer to God for their cowardice. Indisputable Proof of Life!
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen provides the answers on what man needs to do to achieve happiness. It can only be found when man is honest with himself before God. The key to happiness can only be unlocked when one takes responsibility for their own actions before God
Standing with the Church Militant On the BattleLine
Atila Sinke Guimar„es asks if Pope Innocent III had it wrong when he made his ex cathedra infallible statement that there is no salvation outside the universal Catholic Church. From the Vatican's statements that would be the summation. Who is right, the infallible Church founded by Christ or the Conciliar Church? Is Heaven now a mere matter of Interpretation?
Precious Gift of our Faith
Catechetical Apologetic Series based on My Catholic Faith on the Most Blessed Sacrament and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The 244th installment of "Appreciating the Precious Gift of the Faith" provides the answers of how we've lost the reverence for the Mass of the Catechumens with part two The Introit and the Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Christ or chaos
Dr. Tom Droleskey continues his series on G.I.R.M. Warfare. He points out GIRM's continual deemphasis on taking responsibility for our sins by downplaying mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa from 'my fault, my fault, my most grievous fault' to whatever we want the 'penitential rite' to be as long as we don't have to search our consciences too much. He proves this trend in Minimizing the culpability of mea culpa
Liturgy of the Saints
This week is highlighted by the Traditional Feast of the Archangel Saint Raphael on Thursday and the Feast of the Apostles Saints Simon and Jude on Sunday, which is superseded by the Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost. Also of note this week are the Traditional Feasts of the martyrs Saints Chrysanthus and Daria on Thursday and Pope Saint Evaristus, the martyred Roman Pontiff condemned to death under Trajan in 109 A.D. For these and other Traditional Feasts see Liturgical Calendar of Traditional Roman Rite
The Great Sacrilege
Father James F. Wathen, O.S.J. has granted permission to publish his entire work "The Great Sacrilege" which we urge you to read for everything he wrote in 1971 is backed by solid, Roman Catholic doctrine and the depositum fidei - the Sacred Deposit of the Faith and still holds true. Part One of Chapter Three The Holy Mass
Echoes of True Catholicism
Dr. Marian Horvat points out that modern customs have greatly diminished the idea of putting on the Armor of God as St. Paul emphasizes in Ephesians 6: 10-17 and this inattentiveness to decor has allowed the eroding of the Faith for both men and women with even a double standard in expecting women to be dressed to the nines while guys traipse into church in T-shirts and jeans as she explains in part three of The Egalitarian Revolution
White Smoke, Black Fire!
7th episode of the 2nd Chapter of an on-line novel. As Pat wings closer to the Field of Abraham, Corrie confronts Vic Van Wess on Pat's whereabouts as tension mounts.
Description of the Tradition-oriented DAILY CATHOLIC masthead
We have been inundated with e-mails on our new masthead and we greatly appreciate it. Because we can't possibly answer all of them right now, we want to publicly acknowledge receipt of them. For those who want a further explanation of the masthead we will briefly provide a description. Everything flows from the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, depicted in a Heavenly glow of adoring angels above the altar. On the altar is the Tabernacle - the Holy of Holies that holds the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar - the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. Also on the altar is the perpetual vigil light along with six candles, the Missale Romanum or Sacramentary, and the three Mass cards to assure the priest changes nothing for the Mass is unchangeable. The Holy Eucharist is a Sacrament established by Christ and cannot be altered. That is why we have returned to the Traditional look for our logo. On the altar is the felt green covering that protects the white linens on the altar when Mass is not being said. Flanking the altar are the Two Pillars envisioned by Saint John Bosco of which The DAILY CATHOLIC has always used as a theme. The Pillars, of course, represent on the Gospel side of the altar the Holy Eucharist confected in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and to the right of the Epistle side the Pillar for devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Both Pillars stand above the raging waters and the only way to be anchored to them is to be aboard the ship in the center - the Altar of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which represents the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church Christ founded. The DAILY CATHOLIC lettering represent the steps to the altar - a boarding pass so to speak for safe passage on the rough seas of secularism, heresies, and other vices commandeered by the prince of darkness. The light above the altar radiating from Heaven guides the way.