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Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Thursday we brought you the fourth 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 translating 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. Thus, in Thursday's issue Atila examined part two of the document and exposed the Grave Errors and Tendentious Relativizations in an essay that should truly alarm you regarding the Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
In Thursday's issue we continued to focus on contrition both perfect and imperfect. Love of God and sorrow for offending Him because we love Him is part and parcel of perfect contrition, while the human element within us often expresses imperfect contrition out of a fear of hell. That is not necessarily a bad thing. In the confessional we have the opportunity to regain the graces lost. What a faith! We presented the fourth part in our 270th installment taken from My Catholic Faith in Perfect and Imperfect Contrition.
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 could see in Thursday's issue when Father addressed one of the cruxes of Newchurch - ecumenism. Even back in the early seventies he could foresee the events that would transpire at Assisi in 1986 and 2002. He explained in Part Eighteen of Chapter Four Ecumenism.
On Wednesday we focused on the meetings of the U.S. Cardinals with the Pope and key Curial representatives who met in the Apostolic Palace Tuesday and Wednesday. Though it seems the case, we would hope John Paul II will not rely on foxes to guard the henhouses or wolves to tend to the sheep. Modern Rome must learn from Eternal Rome and not cave to more "new" experimental novelties that only make it worse. Editor Michael Cain weighed in on the futility of it all if stern action is not taken immediately and changes made tout de suite. For his commentary, see 'Not a Crisis of Faith?' You've got to be kidding!
"Feed My sheep"
In Wednesday's issue we provided a scenario of how Assisi goes, so goes the Church. In the past it was a retreat from the world, a paradise in the hills untouched by modern man. But by inviting Modernism in through the scandalous Assisi interreligous conferences, the devil has entered and God is not happy. An earthquake did not seem to shake their senses and we should fear that more trouble lies ahead in Francis' oasis of peace and prayer in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains as we related with An Assisi Travelogue - Have we arrived at the Final Undoing?
Pro Life Prescriptions
Wednesday Dr. Frank Joseph showed how society is putrified by books that justify the most abominable sins of lust imaginable all for the purpose of exploitation of innocence for the instant gratifications of the perverse.But then what should we expect from a society that has become comfortable with human sacrifice? He relates the unbelievable responses of the irresponsible Dr. Jocelyn Elders in approving such trash that Bill O'Reilly, a Catholic, soundly condemned and rebuffed on his show The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News. Dr. Joseph explained in his column Wrestling with Satan's Book of Pedophilia
In Wednesday's issue we brought you a short essay by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on breaking free from our self-imposed prison from inside or outside. It's our free will as he explained in Time: A prison or a novitiate for eternity?
Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
Tuesday, we presented a piece by Bishop Richard Williamson on the "Closet Catholicism" of William Shakespeare on the 438th anniversary of the birth of the Bard in 1564 and the 386th commemoration of his death in 1616, both at Stratford-on-the-Avon. This literary genius gave the world the God-given treasures of great literature for generations to come. Shakespeare was torn by the torment of the Reformation; his heart and soul were aligned with Rome while his life and political needs were tied to the Church of England and its rulers. This is evident as Bishop Williamson gave insight into the Catholicity of this greatest of English writers. In "Hamlet" he found a microcosm of what the great poet faced, what modern man faces today, and, in a sense, what faithful Catholics echo in the refrain of Richard III's words "O call back yesterday, bid time return" as the Bishop explained in Hamlet - Alien amidst apostates.
On Tuesday we presented the second 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 two of Vatican II: Weapon of Mass Destruction
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Tuesday we continued with the third episode of chapter seven in Part III - "The Shadowing" as Cardinal Macelli and Cardinal Vendhem plot the Legion of the Basilisk's next move within the hallowed halls of St. Peter's as Father Niki finds shelter in a flat on the other side of Rome, a plain hovel provided by Dr. Makuta Ogidi.
Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Monday we continued with the third installment of a 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 to the flawed document "The Hebrew People..." 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 critiqued part one of the document, pointing out Imprecise Language and Suspicious Texts in the third installment of an essay that should truly alarm you regarding the Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas
Monday editor Michael Cain borrowed from Shakespeare to illustrate how his tragic figure of Hamlet portends ill-winds ahead for those who do not act swiftly, do not come clean and purify their houses thoroughly for they are parties to the slaughter of all that is holy. He cited the meeting between the Pope and Cardinals this week as a crucial crossroads. There can be no delay, no compromises, no stay of sentences. The offenders and pretenders must go as he emphasized in his commentary O holy Mother Church, Thy honor they besmirch!
Doctors of the Church
Monday's Doctor of the Church was another from the fourth century who encountered great rebellion and persecution from the Arian bishops. He was the first Doctor chronologically of what is today France, eldest Daughter of the Church. Born in 315 and died at the age of only 53, he was the Aquitaine Bishop - the Laborer for God - Saint Hilary of Poitiers.
This Weekend in Church History
Death of the Pope who had just begun to fully carry out Trent and St. Pius V's edicts
"Ah, let me cry out everywhere: Fire! Fire! Fire! Help! Help! Help! Fire even within the sanctuary! Help for our brother who is being murdered! Help for our children whose throats are being cut! Help for our Father Who is being stabbed! If any man be on the Lord's side, let him join me (Exodus 32: 26) Let all good priests who are spread over the Christian world, and those who are actually on the battlefield and those who have withdrawn from the combat to bury themselves in deserts and solitude, let them all come forward and unite with us - in unity there is strength - so that we may form, under the banner of the Cross, a well-regulated army in battle array, and together attack the enemies of God who have already sounded the alarm. They have shouted; they have raged; they have swelled their ranks. Let us break their bonds asunder; let us cast away their yoke from us. He that dwelleth in Heaven shall laught at them (Psalm 2: 3-4). Let the Lord arise, and let His enemies be dispersed." Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
from A Fiery Plea for Marian Apostles, TIA
On Saturday we commemorate the 397th anniversary of the death of Pope Leo XI. 232nd in the line of Peter who died from pneumonia. He had caught a severe cold during a procession on the way from the Vatican to the Lateran after just under three weeks on the papal throne. Born in Firenze, Cardinal Allessandro Ottaviano de' Medici was a nephew of Pope Leo X and was renowned as a deeply religious cleric and a generous, charitable man who sought to refurbish the churches of Rome devastated and sacked during the Reformation. Before his election, as Archbishop of Florence he enthusiastically carried out the reforms of Trent and enforced the Tridentine Rite in his See. He intended to do the same for the universal Church in making sure it was uniform throughout in carrying out the decrees of the Council of Trent and Pope Saint Pius V. Nevertheless, pneumonia cut short his life and it would be left to his successors.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Prayer for the Feast of Saint Paul of the Cross
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst endow holy Paul with singular charity to preach the mytery of the Cross, and willed that through him a new family should flourish in the Church: grant usthrough his intercession, that ever recalling the memory of Thy passion upon earth, we may deserve to obtain the fruit of it in Heaven. Who livest and reignest with the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one world without end. Amen.
From the Collect for the Feast of St. Paul of the Cross
For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
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LITURGY OF SAINTS
FRIDAY, April 26:
Traditional Feasts of Our Lady of Good Counsel and the Martyred Popes Saint Cletus in 88 and Saint Marcellinus in 304. Historical feast of Saint Alda (Aldobrandesca), Widow who died in 1309.
SATURDAY, April 27:
Feast of Saint Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor of the Church who died in 1579. Historical feast of Saint Zita of Lucca, Virgin who died in 1278. She is the Patron Saint of Domestic Workers.
SUNDAY, April 28:
Fourth Sunday after Easter. In the new the feast of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Priest, Founder of the Montfort Fathers. He died in 1716. Traditional Feast of Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest who died in 1775.
For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections
MONDAY, April 29:
Traditional Feast of Saint Peter of Verona, Priest who was martyred in 1252. In the new the feast of Saint Catherine of Siena (tomorrow in the Traditional), Virgin and Doctor of the Church. Historical feast of Saint Hugh of Cluny, Monk who was the advisor to nine popes and who died in 1109.