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Pro Life Prescriptions
Wednesday Dr. Frank Joseph illustrated 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 explained in his column The Triumph of Will and Grace!
In Wednesday's issue we brought you a short essay by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen that delineated 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 could see that in There's a Consequence to Ignoring Moral Law.
"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
"This is the perpetual and pitiful tragedy of the practical man in practical affairs. He always begins with a flourish of contempt for what he calls theorizing and what people who can do it call thinking. He will not wait for logic - that is, in the most exact sense, he will not listen to reason. It will therefore appear to him an idle and ineffectual proceeding to say that there is a reason for his present failure. Nevertheless, it may be well to say it, and to try and make it clear even to him."
Today in Church History
Beatification of the modern 'Secretary of Mercy'
On this day nine years ago Pope John Paul II beatified a fellow Polish citizen, Sister Faustina Kowalska, who had come to be known as the "Secretary of Divine Mercy" because of the instructions left to her by Our Lord for Devotion to Divine Mercy. Seven years later she was canonized by the same Pontiff on April 28, 2000, making her one of the quickest to be beatified and then elevated to sainthood. The Pope also elevated three more to sainthood on this date in 1993 when he canonized three religious founders, two Italian and one French, all from the nineteenth century. Two bridged the 19th and 20th centuries: Saint Giovanni Calabria, an Italian priest from Verona who founded the Congregations for the Poor Servants of Divine Mercy and died at the age of 81 in 1954, and Saint Agostina Livia Petrantoni, founder of the Sisters of Charity who was martyred by an angry patient in 1913 at the age of 49. The other was Saint Marcelino Champagnat, a French brother who founded the Marist Brothers in the aftermath of the French Revolution.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Prayer of Oblation
"Take, O Lord, into Thy hands my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my will. All that I am, and have. Thou hast given me, and I surrender them to Thee, to be so disposed in accordance with Thy holy will. Give me Thy love and Thy grace, with these I am rich enough and desire nothing more."
From the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Indulgence of 300 days (Leo XIII, 1883)
For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
LITURGY OF SAINTS
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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