Today we begin a week-long series as we focus on the implosion of corruption in the post-conciliar Church and examine how this could so easily cast such a pall over our beloved Church. We start off with some excellent insight by Catharine Lamb who next week will become a regular contributing writer for The DAILY CATHOLIC with her weekly column "Shears and Tears of a Lamb." In her inaugural column today under the FOCUS feature, she shows how so many of the flock have been so completely hoodwinked While you were sleeping...
Today editor Michael Cain points out that Rome did not go far enough last week and so the dust of destruction just continues to pile up. The solution isn't as problematic as one might think. All one needs to do is follow Christ's counsel in Sacred Scripture and therein lie the answers to finding holy bishops who will truly clean house as he explains in his commentary Sweep 'em all out! All we need is a Rosary and a Broom!
Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Today we continue with the fifth installment of a series by Atila Sinke Guimarães, 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! Today Atila looks at part three of the document as he shows how Modern Rome is Denying the Objectivity of the Jewish Crimes Against Our Lord and the Nascent Church in the fifth installment of an essay that should truly alarm you regarding the Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas
Doctors of the Church
Today's Doctor of the Church was another from the 4th century who also faced the intense persecutions and calumnies of the Arian bishops. Son of two saints and the sibling of two others, this Doctor of the Church teamed with another Doctor of the Church to uphold true teaching. He is considered the Church's Theologian. This Cappadocian bishop, called the "Administrator of Theology" we feature as the fifth on the chronological list is Saint Gregory of Nazianzen
Safeguarding the Sacred Deposit of the Faith
"...there is even a greater danger and a more manifest opposition to Catholic doctrine and discipline in that opinion of the lovers of novelty, according to which they hold such liberty should be allowed in the Church, that her supervision and watchfulness being in some sense lessened, allowance be granted the faithful, each one to follow out more freely the leading of his own mind and the trend of his own proper activity...there can be no manner of doubt that our venerable brethren, the bishops of America, would be the first to repudiate and condemn it as being most injurious to themselves and to their country."
Pope Leo XIII
Letter to the American Bishops on 'Americanism', January 1899
Blessed honors for the one who paved the way for grace in the New World
Twelve years ago today the visionary of Guadalupe Juan Diego was beatified by John Paul II who will travel to Mexico this July to canonize the peasant whom Our Lady chose to impart her message of ending human sacrifice and bringing into her Divine Son's Church, through the miracle of the roses and the tilma in 1531, hundreds of thousands of souls to balance the exodus of so many in Europe during the Protestant Reformation.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Prayer for the Feast of Saint Peter of Verona
Grant we beseech Thee, O Almighty God, that with fitting devotion we may follow the faith of blessed Peter, Thy martyr, who in the spreading of that same faith, was found worthy to win the palm of martyrdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.
From the Collect for today's Mass
The 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
FOCUS LITURGY OF THE SAINTS
Tuesday we continue our a week-long series focusing on the "Implosion of Corruption" in examining how it could so easily cast such a pall over our beloved Church. Dr. Thomas Droleskey points out the homosodomy agenda and how there can be no more coddling of sodomites, no matter who they are or how high up in the hierarchy. It's time to call a spade a spade and root out the vermin as Tom explains in his column Water Boys Abound
Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
Tuesday, we present a letter by the Benedictine Monk Father Don Lourenço Fleichman sent to Bishop Rangel and the Priests of Campos the end of October last year warning of the dangers of compromising with Modern Rome as he calls upon his own experiences and cites others which he illustrates in his letter Do not be deceived. For last week's article by Bishop Richard Williamon, see Hamlet - Alien amidst apostates
On Tuesday we present the third 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 which reveals all too clearly the web of deceit by the insatiable Modernists bent on auto-demolition of the Faith itself. He explains in part three of Vatican II: Weapon of Mass Destruction For Michael's 2nd installment last week, see Part Two
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Tuesday we continue with the fourth episode of chapter seven in Part III - "The Shadowing." Morning in Rome finds Swiss Guards and altar boys escorting the many coffins into place inside St. Peter's. Solemnity and sorrow fill the cavernous basilica as workers observe this pre-ceremony, a dress rehearsal for the pending funerals which Sr. Bridget fears will turn into a media circus. For last week's third episode of chapter seven, see Episode Three
LATER THIS WEEK:
"Feed My sheep"
In Wednesday's issue we'll provide a scenario of the majestic apparition site of La Salette high in the Western Alps of France and how those messages from Our Lady foretold of these times and how our failure to recognize the Blessed Mother's warning has contributed to the malaise she alerted us of over a century and a half ago as we relate with A La Salette Travelogue - Have we arrived at the Final Undoing? For last week's commentary, see An Assisi Travelogue - Have we arrived at the Final Undoing?.
Pro Life Prescriptions
This Wednesday Dr. Frank Joseph takes to task the popular Amazon.com website for their hypocrisy in aligning with organizations who sanction and promote the killing of the unborn. He shows why Amazon.com is no longer safe to navigate for beneath their veneer of protecting the customer, beneath the ripples of rules they claim to hold, lurk the deadly piranhas of Planned Parenthood. Dr. Joseph will explain in his column PP Piranhas on the "Amazon" For his column last week, see Wrestling with Satan's Book of Pedophilia
On Wednesday, we'll focus on how the revelations of the sexual abuse scandals are more sodomy sins than pedophilia per se and why homosexual militants are scrambling to defuse this ticking time bomb against political correctness in an article by Allyson Smith on Homosexual Groups Go into Spin Mode on Catholic Crisis.
In Wednesday's issue we bring you a short essay by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on why we must die of ourselves, must renounce sin in order for God to lift us higher. By and of ourselves we have a will, but not a way unless we seek Christ's help and allow our will to submit to God's Will as he briefly explains in We may have the will, but not the way if we insist on our own will For last week's SIMPLY SHEEN, see Time: A prison or a novitiate for eternity?
Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Thursday we bring you the sixth installment from the series critiquing the Pontifical Biblical Commission's error-filled document. This critique was written by Atila Sinke Guimarães, 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. Atila will examine the conclusions of the document and the denial of Anathemas which, are in fact, very much anathema in the eyes of Christ and His Church as Atila points out in an essay that should truly alarm you regarding the Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas
On Thursday, we'll focus on how the sickening repercussions of the scandalous sexual abuse cases that are coming to light in the purient media have not only turned stomachs but Catholics' unwavering trust in their shepherds as editor Michael Cain brings to light The Loss of the Trust Factor!
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
Thursday we will continue to focus on contrition in respect to amending our life and what that entails. Before sin can be forgiven there must be a firm purpose to not sin again. Yes, we will sin, but we must try and try again for sanctity. We present on Thursday the fifth part in our 271st installment taken from My Catholic Faith in Purpose of Amendment. For last week's installment on the Sacrament of Penance, see 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'll see in Thursday's issue when Father addresses how the influence of error allowed the Revolution to so deeply deceive the faithful and obliterate truths and tradition held so sacrosanct for nearly two millennia. He will explain in Part Nineteen of Chapter Four The Language of the "New Mass" For the third section, see Ecumenism.
On Friday Mario Derksen will continue with his series on the The Humanism of John Paul II with his 5th installment in which he refutes arguments by a FSSP priest who praised the Pope's Assisi fiasco. Truly the Crisis in the Church has reached a state of emergency with heresy, corruption and confusion roaring out of control and the "Fire Chief" is only pouring gasoline on the fire with more abominations such as the ecumaniacal Assisi sessions as Mario explains in part five in his column Assisi Revisited: Responding to a Defense (I) For his column last week, see Humanism and Novelty
On Friday, we'll focus on how the American Bishops have created their own monster in a short article by George Neumayr that provides evidence they were warned years ago and have chosen to ignore a problem which is now imploding the entire post-conciliar Church as you'll see in In the Absence of Faith .
Christ or chaos
In Friday's issue Dr. Thomas Droleskey continues his popular series on G.I.R.M. Warfare when he analyzes paragraph 94 in showing how the permanent deacons in so many parishes have hindered vocations to the priesthood and to compound the problems, many of these deacons are not properly grounded in their faith and are being allowed to spread heresy with no one to keep them in check as he points out in his 45th installment, The Rise and Fall of the Permanent Deaconate . For Tom's installment last week, see Alter Christus, not altar personalities!.
The Fatima FILE
On Friday we continue a chronological account of the cover-up by Modern Rome as documented by Father Paul Kramer and brought to you through the good graces and permission of John Vennari, editor of Catholic Family News. Friday we present the time frame from the end of Vatican II through 1983 in part two of Chronology of a Cover-Up For last week's introduction, see part one of Chronology of a Cover-Up.
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, Virgin, and Doctor of the Church, Patroness of Italy. Historical feast of Saint Hugh of Cluny, Monk and advisor to nine popes.
TUESDAY, April 30:
Traditional Feast of Saint Catharine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church. Patroness of Italy and Fire Fighters, who died in 1380. In the new, feast of Pope Saint Pius V, author of Quo Primum and De defectibus and enforcer of the decrees of Trent. He died in 1572.
WEDNESDAY, May 1:
Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Foster-father of Jesus, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patron of the universal Church and Patron of Carpenters and Laborers. Historical feast of Saint Peregrine Laziosi, Religious who died in 1345. He is Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers.
THURSDAY, May 2:
Feast of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. This "Apostle of Tradition" died in 373.
FRIDAY, May 3:
Traditional Feasts of the martyred Pope Saint Alexander, and his followers Eventius and Theodulus in 119. Also Traditional feast of Saint Juvenal, Bishop who died in 376. In the new, feast of the Apostles Saint Philip and Saint James.
SATURDAY, May 4:
Traditional Feast of Saint Monica, Mother of Saint Augustine. She died in 387. Historical feast of Saint Florian who was martyred in 304 and Saint Godehard, Bishop who died in 1038.
SUNDAY, May 5:
Fifth Sunday after Easter. In the new the 6th Sunday of Easter. Traditional Feast of Pope Saint Pius V, author of Quo Primum and De defectibus and enforcer of the decrees of Trent who also called on the faithful to pray the Rosary for Victory at Lepanto. He died in 1572. Historical feast of Saint Judith, Patroness of Prussia who died in the ninth century.
For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections