IN TODAY'S ISSUE:|
Pro Life Prescriptions
Today 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 explains in his column The Triumph of Will and Grace!
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.
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.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:|
"By their fruits you shall know them"
Tuesday we brought 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 documented in The Catholic Church, Freemasonry and the New Age.
In Tuesday's issue we presented 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 dissected 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 explained in part one of Vatican II: Weapon of Mass Destruction
The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart
Tuesday we brought you more of 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 continued with Part Eleven - The Sixth Promise.
White Smoke, Black Fire!
We continued 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.
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
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
"We cleave, with all our heart and with all our soul, to Catholic Rome, the guardian of the Catholic Faith and of the traditions necessary for the maintenance of that Faith and to eternal Rome, mistress of wisdom and truth. On the other hand, we refuse and have always refused to follow the Rome of the neo-Protestant trend clearly manifested throughout Vatican Council II and, later, in all the reforms born of it. "
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
Declaration of November 21, 1974
Today in Church History
Date of the death and election of two popes 747 years apart|
On this day one Pontiff died and another was elected 747 years later. In 858 the 104th successor of Peter passed away. That was Pope Benedict III whose pontificate lasted three years and is best remembered for his efforts to unite East and West against the Saracen threat. It was he who first introduced the possibility of a Crusade, which would come a few centuries later. Also on this date 397 years ago in 1605, the College of Cardinals chose Cardinal Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici who chose the name Pope Leo XI. Unfortunately his papacy lasted only ten days, falling deathly ill during a procession to St. John Lateran, the 232nd in the line of Peter died on April 27th. He was esteemed and loved by the people for his piety and generosity.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Prayer of Pope Saint Anicetus
O God, Who dost gladden us by the annual solemnity of blessed Anicetus, Thy martyr and bishop, mercifully grant that we who celebrate his Heavenly birthday may ever rejoice in his protection through our Lord.
From the Collect for the Mass for St. Anicetus
For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
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LITURGY OF SAINTS
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