Sodomy, Silence, Sham, Shame and Scandal: They're all synonymous with Sin!|
Throughout this Easter Week we focus on facing the problems of the current scandals in the post-conciliar church with various articles that point to the problems: It is not 'pedophilia' per se, but the tolerance of sodomy within the seminaries where young men of perversion were allowed to advance within the system and, consequently today, many of them are in positions of power. Where some priests, most notably in the LA Archdiocese openly flaunt their homosexual ways while the archbishop, a cardinal no less, blithely allows it while he goes about dismantling churches, altering them into profane houses and purposely downgrades the role of priests, allowing the heretical call that priest and laity are co-presiders. Meanwhile those bishops who are the greatest abusers of power and are now under the media glare, are the very ones who covered-up the abuses while helping drum out seminarians of orthodoxy and intimidating and even persecuting traditional priests in the same manner the Arian bishops did to men like Saint Athanasius and others who sought to uphold the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Liturgy of the Saints
"Wo to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but, nevertheless wo to that man by wom the scandal cometh."
Matthew 18: 7, Douay-Rheims Bible
Doctors of the Church
On this day after Easter, we begin bringing you a profile of one of the 33 great Doctors of the Church. A new one will be featured each week. Of all the saints down through the ages, only 33 have been bestowed with such a title spanning from the 4th century through late in the 19th century. There are 30 men, three women. The first to be proclaimed a "Doctor of the Church" was Saint Athanasius, the Alexandrian Bishop who persisted against the Arian heresies through numerous popes and was banished by emperors and the Arians four times. But in the end the True Faith won out, thanks to the persevereance of men like Saint Athanasius
In this issue editor Michael Cain analyzes the problems inherent in the post-conciliar church today with all the scandals breaking out as the house of cards begins to fall for it was not based on the solid foundation of rock, but on the shifting sands of Humanism, Ecumenism and Modernism and is destined to fall. The malaise that afflicts the modern Catholic Church could easily have been prevented had those responsible followed the fail-safe prescriptions of the Holy Doctors of the Church. Cain points out how a few Doctors of the Church saw this coming centuries ago as he explains in his commentary They've been listening to the wrong doctors!
Christ or chaos
Today begins a generous "Dose of Droleskey" week as today Tom first completes his focus on the glaring differences between the Old Roman Rite observed for centuries and the New Roman Rite that is like the 'flavor of the month.' While some may think the only difference between the Novus Ordo Mass of Modern Rome and the Traditional Latin Mass of Eternal Rome is no different than preferring one flavor over another - like a chocolate cone over a vanilla one - in truth the Tridentine Mass satisfies fully in every way, leaving one satiated in grace, while the New Mass is more like a Baskin-Robbins with the flavor of the month where everyone can decide for themselves as the true Faith melts into a pan-religious ideology as Tom explains in part four of Merely a Matter of Preference?
On the BattleLine and Echoes of True Catholicism
COMING SOON! Atila Sinke Guimar„es has spent weeks analyzing the Pontifical Biblical Commission's flawed document "The Hebrew People and its Holy Scriptures in the Christian Bible" carefully, and will come up with his conclusions soon. Dr. Marian Horvat is assisting in the translation and preparation of this important review and we will publish it as soon as it is available. The issue of this document is certainly the most important official event of the Conciliar Church on the topic of the Jews since Nostra aetate and the visit John Paul II made to the synagogue of Rome (April 1986). Stay tuned.
627 years ago Saint Catherine of Siena received the Stigmata
On this date 627 years ago in 1375, Saint Catherine of Siena, the first woman Doctor of the Church, received the Stigmata while on a visit to Pisa in northern Italy to organize religious revival in that city. Though the stigmata was invisible during her life, it became visible upon her death. That was a further manifestation of her holiness while she lived and her unyielding cause to return the primacy of Peter to its rightful place in Rome without compromise.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotionsThe Rosary of Mary is our most powerful weapon. See Holy Rosary to recite the full Rosary in either English or Latin.
For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
Day Four of the Novena of Divine Mercy: April 1, 2002
Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.
"Today bring Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Me."
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your Mercy for endless ages. Amen.
"By their fruits you shall know them"
Tuesday we will introduce another series wherein we expose the bad fruits of Vatican II. The title is taken from Our Lord's undeniable words in Matthew 7: 18-20 in which He said, "A good tree cannot yield bad fruit, neither can a bad tree yield good fruit. Every tree that yieldeth not good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.". We feature a scripture-based piece by David May first published in The Remnant which zeroes in on the problems of sodomy in the post-conciliar church. Through the good graces of editor Michael Matt, we will present in Tuesday's issue May's excellent essay Homosexuality, Pedophilia and the Priesthood.
Christ or chaos
In Tuesday's issue we bring you the second installment of a generous "Dose of Droleskey" week when Dr. Thomas Droleskey pulls no punches in telling it like it is with some tough talk that lays the blame for this whole scandalous mess where it should be in his powerful column Time for Plain Talk!
On Tuesday, through the gracious permission of John Vennari of Catholic Family News, we complete Mark Fellows' excellent treatise on John Paul II. Mark's third and final part "The Jewish Assessment" will be a perfect lead-in to the blockbuster release coming soon by Atila Sinke Guimar„es as stated above. Fellows presents part three of Man With A Mission. For last week's second part, see Man With A Mission..
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In the sixth episode of Chapter Six in Part II - "The Smoldering" Pat, secure in his hotel room in Rome, still has no idea of the fate that has befallen Fasif, Elias, Helena and possibly Niki as the latter races for his life to escape his pursuers, leading him right back to the airbase where the coffins are being loaded on C-130's. Destination: Rome! For last week's episode of Chapter Six, see Episode Five
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Pro Life Prescriptions
This Wednesday Dr. Frank Joseph points out how the American Church got into this whole scandalous mess in the first place because the shepherds were not keeping watch, too interested in offending the politicos and money-changers. Because of the severe laxity of the bishops on all fronts the blood of aborted babies runs freely across America for the last 27 years where, in truth, had the bishops acted as true bishops, legalized abortion and the homosexual agenda would never have seen the light of day as he will explain in his column A Sad State of Affairs! For his column last week, see The Sanhedrin of Sin!
Christ or chaos
In Wednesday's issue we bring you the third installment of a generous "Dose of Droleskey" week when Dr. Thomas Droleskey continues his railing against the hypocrisy of the American hierarchy, specifically the bishops and chanceries who still don't seem to want to deal in a humane, moral way with the victims. Because of their tactics more Catholics drift farther from the true moral position which Holy Mother Church has always upheld. But to hear the bishops tell it, well all is peaches and cream and Tom is fed up with their posturing as he illustrates in his column The Hypocrisy is Astounding!
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen shows the difference between the great holy thinker Saint Thomas Aquinas and the modern thinkers. What he finds is a great chasm between Thomas' approach and theirs and that chasm is widening ever more as reason has seemingly taken a holiday from logic and Christian ideals in a secular, pagan manner make it more difficult for anyone to be able to see it from Thomas' point of view because it is so distorted as the bishop will explain in Reason enough!
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
How appropriate with all of the mea culpas coming forth and the people demanding the truth that we begin to feature the healing Sacrament of Penance, so played down in the post-conciliar church. Confession must be a regular habit if one is to be truly Catholic. Thursday we bring you the 267th installment of this series on The Sacrament of Penance. For the final installment on the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar last week, see Graces from the Holy Eucharist
Christ or chaos
In Thursday's issue we bring you the fourth installment of a generous "Dose of Droleskey" week when Dr. Thomas Droleskey, who is about to become a father for the first time, rails at those who are outraged over abuses to animals and nature, but don't blink when innocent unborns are slaughtered in the womb. Enough is enough as he explains in his column Oh, the Humanity!
"Father, forgive them..."
In Thursday's issue we bring you an excerpt from Michael Rose's forthcoming book Goodbye! Good Men with comments by Gary Morella on a Baltimore Sun article that covered Cardinal Keeler's blatant attempt to diffuse the blame when the proof is in the pages of Rose's book. Ignorance is no longer an acceptable excuse and the seeds of sodomy have spoiled the fruits of vocations and the whole bad tree must be exterminated and the seeds of sanctity replanted before we can once again have holy shepherds as Gary points out in The root of the problem
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 whole facade behind the over-exaggerated Rite of Peace that has become an excuse to elevate the social instead of the Immolated Lamb as Father will explain in the second section of Part Fourteen of Chapter Four The Rite of Peace. For the first section, see The Rite of Peace.
Christ or chaos
In Friday's issue we bring you the fifth installment of a generous "Dose of Droleskey" week when Dr. Thomas Droleskey clues the reader in on the dumbing down of America and how we have had the Muslim agenda pushed down our throats and how Christian principles have been foresaken in the name of tolerance and strategy. No matter how the media spins it, no matter what the government and military may say, they can't put "Humpty Dumpty" together again unless they resign themselves to the fact that it can only be done with Jesus Christ in place as the King of all nations and His Blessed Mother as the rightful Queen of Heaven and earth as he points out in his column All the King's Horses.
On Friday in Easter Week Mario Derksen will begin a new series on the The Humanism of John Paul II with his first part exposing the 'savor of heresy' exhibited at Assisi a few months ago, something that causes great scandal to those who have always been taught the absolutes of Catholic Dogma that there is no salvation outside the Church. Sadly the post-conciliar church has so blurred the line of this unchangeable truth that conversion is on the back burner in favor of compromise. Also he addresses the issue of the First Commandment regarding the blasphemies that occurred in the Umbrian Hills with part one in his column Friday The Assisi Interfaith Prayer Scandals - I For Mario's column last week, see The Skimble-Skamble of the Post-Conciliar Church: Razzmatazz III
Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
On Friday, though a week after Good Friday, Bishop Richard Williamson harkens back to that time leading up to the Passion and likens the modern teachers today in the post-conciliar church to Judas Iscariot. In illustrating the similarities he makes it very clear that all those who seek to uphold the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church can never compromise with the modernists in his letter Teachers of Our Lord - Judas and Newchurch.
MONDAY, April 1:
Historical feasts of Saint Venantius Fortunatus Bishop, who died in 605 and Saint Hugh, Bishop of Grenoble who died in 1132.
TUESDAY, April 2:
Feast of Saint Francis of Paola, Hermit and miracle-worker who died in 1508. He is considered the Patron Saint of Seafarers.
WEDNESDAY, April 3:
Historical feasts of Saint Irene of Thessalonica, Virgin who was martyred in 304 under Diocletian and Saint Richard, Bishop of Chichester who died in 1253.
THURSDAY, April 4:
Feast of Saint Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor of the Church who died in 636.
FRIDAY, April 5:
Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer, Priest and "Angel of the Apocalypse" who died in 1419, and historical feast of Blessed Juliana of Mount Cornillon, Virgin who died in 1258.
SATURDAY, April 6:
Historical feast of Saint Marcellinus of Carthage who was martyred in 413.
SUNDAY, April 7:
Traditionally Low Sunday or Quasimodo Sunday. In the new it is Divine Mercy Sunday and the feast of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Religious who died in 1719. He is considered the Patron Saint of Teachers. Historical feast of Saint Herman Joseph, Priest who died in 1241.
For reflections on Easter Week, see Fr. Cusick's reflections