April 16, 2002
volume 13, no. 72
Historical feast of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, Mendicant who died in 1783.

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 "By their fruits you shall know them"
Today we bring you an article by Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D. which first ran in Catholic Family News last October and which editor John Vennari has graciously given us permission to bring you here for it gives more credence to our editorial "The New Mass is the Real Destruction of the Roman Rite" and further insight as to whys of the depths and depravity Newchurch has sunk to in relaxing the necessary absolutes and disciplines to allow Catholics the freedom to express Masonic, New Age and false religion concepts in a spirit of tolerance and openess to new ideas that will liberate man from his traditional values. All stem from a bad, bad tree; all their fruits are not only bad, but rotten to the core as Cuddy documents in The Catholic Church, Freemasonry and the New Age.

 Traditional Thought
In this issue we present the first of an excellent three-part commentary by Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant, who has given us permission to bring this insightful piece to our readers. In it he dissects how what might look good on the surface, such as the "Campos Compromise," is, in effect, a web of deceit in which those who are willing to compromise could very well be engulfed by the insatiable Modernists who are bent on auto-demolition in their relentless effort to eradicate Traditional Catholicism and its Heavenly liturgies. He explains in part one of Vatican II: Weapon of Mass Destruction
  The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart
Today we continue the excellent work by Father Joseph McDonnell, S.J. first written during the Pontificate of Pope Saint Pius X and which, now out of print, Catholic Family News has given us permission to reprint following their publishing of it. It is a beautiful meditation and commentary that should encourage more devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as we continue with Part Eleven - The Sixth Promise.
 White Smoke, Black Fire!
We continue with the second episode of chapter seven in Part III - "The Shadowing" as Pat learns of the terrible fate of Fasif, Elias, and Helene through a mysterious phone call on the other side of midnight, while at the same time Fr. Stephen Navarro, O.M.I. waits for release of the Roman coffins at a hangar adjacent to Fiumicino Airport shadowed by Cardinal Macelli and his lackey Fr. Urazzi. All that is needed is clearance from Dr. Makuta Ogidi who they wait for to emerge from the shadows.


 Pro Life Prescriptions
Tomorrow Dr. Frank Joseph illustrates the irony and God-incidences that the area of Buffalo, New York, where Roe vs. Wade was first waged, is now ready to don sackcloth and ashes in reparation for the grave sin of abortion by building a tremendous tribute to the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart with a tower that will be the world's tallest, reaching towards the Heavens as a lasting memorial to the Holy Innocents, a shrine in the Auschwitz of America to honor the aborted children. Dr. Joseph will explain in his column The Triumph of Will and Grace! For his column last week, see Wanted: Dead or Aborted!

 Simply Sheen
In Wednesday's issue we bring you a short essay by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen that delineates between natural law and moral law and how it is the failure to heed the latter that leads to wars both exteriorily and interiorily. Indeed, the concept of 'freedom' does have its limits and we all have to answer to the Eternal Judge for violation of the law. For those trying to do away with moral law, they cannot destroy it, they can only destroy themselves. You will see that meaning on Wednesday in There's a Consequence to Ignoring Moral Law. For last week's SIMPLY SHEEN, see War and peace!


 Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Thursday we bring you the second installment from the series critiquing the Pontifical Biblical Commission's error-filled document. This critique was written by Atila Sinke Guimar„es, with Dr. Marian Therese Horvat assisting in translation and editing, an orthodox, Traditional, true Roman Catholic response in seven installments (from April 15-May 6) to the flawed document "The Hebrew People in its Holy Scriptures and the Christian Bible" issued late last year by the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Commission. Each Thursday for the next three weeks this series will replace Dr. Marian's regular column "True Echoes of Catholicism." Thus, on Thursday Atila will offer part two "An Extreme of Historicism" in an essay that should truly alarm you regarding the Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas

 Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
Thursday we focus on sincere contrition and the degrees of true forgiveness for both mortal and venial sins. It takes humility to admit we failed, to ask forgiveness and for Catholics they have the greatest salve possible - the Sacrament of Penance which enables one to, like the Prodigal Son, have all their sins forgiven provided they are truly sorrowful as we present the third part in our 268th installment taken from My Catholic Faith in Sorrow for Sin. For last week's installment on the Sacrament of Penance, see Examination of Conscience
 The Great Sacrilege
Father James F. Wathen, O.S.J. has granted permission to publish his entire work which was first published by Tan Books in 1972, and which we urge you to read for everything he wrote back then is backed by the solid depositum fidei - the Sacred Deposit of the Faith and still holds true. It takes up where the Ottaviani Intervention left off as you'll see in Thursday's issue when Father addresses the new communion which has become an assembly line of the ridiculous in the Novus Ordo as he will explain in Part Seventeen of Chapter Four The "Communion" For the third section, see The Rite of Peace.
 Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
On Friday, we bring you a shocking revelation that you would not simply believe if it weren't true! Father Peter Scott, District Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X in America, reveals something few Catholics are aware of and that is a New Ten Commandments authored by the Holy Father himself at Assisi this year in which God is noticeably left out. Now you know why the SSPX has faithfully stood by Eternal Rome and resisted following Modern Rome for it leads to ruin as you will see in this blockbuster analysis he so adroitly presents Friday in THE New Ten Commandments!
 Traditional Insights
On Friday Mario Derksen will continue with his series on the The Humanism of John Paul II with his third installment in which one would have to ask if indeed a man named Bob - Bob Dylan - has had more influence over the Holy Father than another Bob - Saint Robert Bellarmine - for the Pope has subscribed to and promoted incessantly a 'civilization of love.' It is a mindset more reminiscent of the hippies of the 60's era - the same time that spawned Vatican II - a Council and fruits of which are truly just 'Blowin' in the Wind' as the bad tree of Vatican II is finally being stripped of its false foliage for all to see the barren branches. Mario will explain in part three in his column Friday The Assisi Interfaith Prayer Scandals - III For Mario's column last week, see The Assisi Interfaith Prayer Scandals - II
 Christ or chaos
In Friday's issue Dr. Thomas Droleskey continues his popular series on G.I.R.M. Warfare when he examines paragraph 92 in which the blame falls squarely on the bishops for so many abuses because of their autonomy in doing whatever they want and designating ill-gotten persons to carry out directives that aren't direct from concelebrating to lay manipulation of the sacred. In this deliberate ambiguity we can see how everything is beginning to unravel because the liturgy is not disciplined, not in harmony with what it truly should be - an unchangeable propitiatory sacrifice as he points out in his 43rd installment, Designation can lead to Disintegration. For Tom's installment last week in this series, see Solving the missing Mystical mystery.


 Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Monday we began a very important series by Atila Sinke Guimar„es, with Dr. Marian Therese Horvat assisting in translation and editing an orthodox, traditional, true Roman Catholic response in seven installments (from April 15-May 6) to the flawed document "The Hebrew People in its Holy Scriptures and the Christian Bible" issued late last year by the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Commission. It created quite a stir with a horror story in the New York Times in late January. Guess what? Those horror stories are true! Atila offered part one "Historical-Doctrinal Presuppositions" in an essay that should truly alarm you regarding the Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas

 Catholic PewPOINT
Monday editor Michael Cain described the events that led up to the debut of Atila's undeniable critique above of the Pontifical Biblical Commission's latest document. Despite the appearance and claims by post-conciliar Church officials that Catholic doctrine has not changed and that sacred traditions have not been tampered with, this latest document issued and approved by the Holy See proves things are not kosher between Eternal Rome and Modern Rome. Masonic, Jewish and Modernist interests have usurped the halls of the Vatican to create Newchurch in the shadows of the Cross of Christ as Cain explained in his commentary Rome has lost the faith! The evidence is obvious!
  Doctors of the Church

Monday's Doctor of the Church was another from the fourth century who was both greatly persecuted by the Arians and ostracized by many within the Church because of false information. For 35 years he was the bishop of Jerusalem and foretold the earthquake that would destroy the rebuilt temple in the Holy City. He is best known for his clear, precise and no-nonsense catechesis that set the pattern for catechisms to come. We are speaking of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

"The spiritual combat in which we kill our passions to put on the new man is the most difficult struggle of all. We must never weary of this combat, but fight the holy fight fervently and perseveringly."

Saint Nilus

Today in Church History
Death of the Saint of Lourdes
    On this day 123 years ago in 1879 in Nevers, France Saint Bernadette Soubirous passed to her Heavenly reward at the age of 35. She was the humble visionary at Lourdes to whom Our Lady confirmed "I am the Immaculate Conception." After struggling with the ridicule and disbelief of the villagers, she remained obedient to the Blessed Virgin's wishes in making Lourdes an international shrine of healing for all God's children. She became a religious with the Sisters of Notre Dame and died in the convent on this date. To the amazement of her fellow nuns and people the world over, her body never decayed and remains incorrupt to this day, on view in Nevers.

In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions

Prayer of Saint Bernadette

"Let the crucifix be not only in my eyes and on my breast, but in my heart.

O Jesus! Release all my affections and draw them upwards. Let my crucified heart sink forever into yours and bury itself in the mysterious wound made by the entry of the lance."

From "The Voice of the Saints"

For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections

TUESDAY, April 16:
Historical feast of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, Mendicant who died in 1783.

WEDNESDAY, April 17:
Traditional feasts of the Patronage of Saint Joseph and of Pope Saint Anicetus, who was martyred in 175. Historical feast of Saint Stephen Harding, Abbot who died in 1134.

THURSDAY, April 18:
Historical feast of Saint Apollonius who was martyred in 185.

FRIDAY, April 19:
Historical feasts of Saint Elphege, Bishop who was martyred in 1012 and Pope Saint Leo IX who died in 1054.

SATURDAY, April 20:
Historical feasts of Saint Marcellinus, Bishop who died in 374 and of Saint Agnes of Montepulciano, Virgin who died in 1317.

SUNDAY, April 21:
Third Sunday after Easter. Feast of Saint Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church who died in 1109. Historical feast of Saint Conrad, Religious who died in 1894.
For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections

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