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    Easter Tuesday. Feast of Saint Francis of Paola, Hermit and miracle-worker who died in 1508. He is considered the Patron Saint of Seafarers.
    Tuesday                       April 2, 2002                       volume 13, no. 62
    IN TODAY'S ISSUE
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    "By their fruits you shall know them"
    Today we 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 present May's excellent essay Homosexuality, Pedophilia and the Priesthood.
    Christ or chaos
    In today'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!
    FOCUS
    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" is a perfect lead-in to the blockbuster release coming soon by Atila Sinke Guimar„es as stated below. Fellows presents part three of 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!
    103 years ago a Pope was ordained
    On this date when we also commemorate the 1,260th anniversary of the birth of the great Charlemagne, we remember the ordination 103 years ago in 1899 of Father Eugenio Maria Giovanni Pacelli on the day he was elevated to the sacerdotal consecrated life in the Lateran Basilica. Fr. Pacelli, born in the shadow of the Vatican on Via Aurelia, would not only go on to enter the papal service two years later, but also become a bishop and cardinal, and then the 260th successor of Peter on March 2, 1939, taking the name Pope Pius XII.
    Saintly Sayings
    "Every virtue in your soul is a precious ornament which makes you dear to God and to man. But holy purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like angels of God in Heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh."
    Saint John Bosco

    PRAYER FOR THE DAY
      In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
    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

    Today, Easter Tuesday is the Fifth Day of the Nine Day Novena of Divine Mercy. Though this private revelation is relatively new, having been imparted to Saint Faustina Kowalska in the 1930's it has great merit when accompanied by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, recommended to be said at the great hour of Mercy - 3 p.m. for that is the time Our Lord died on the Cross and when the centurion pierced His Most Sacred Heart with a lance. Blood and Water poured forth as a Font of Mercy for all generations. For the full Novena, see Novena of Divine Mercy

    Day Five of the Novena of Divine Mercy: April 2, 2002

        "Today bring Me the souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church."
        Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You . Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your Mercy.

        Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son's Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great Mercy for endless ages. Amen.


    COMING TOMORROW:

    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!
    Simply Sheen
    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!
    LATER THIS WEEK:

    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 present 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.
    Traditional Insights
    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.
    WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED YESTERDAY:

    Doctors of the Church
      On Monday, we began a series we will bring you each Monday in profiling each of the 33 great Doctors of the Church. 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


    Catholic PewPOINT
    In Monday's issue editor Michael Cain analyzed 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 explained in his commentary They've been listening to the wrong doctors!
    Christ or chaos
    Monday we began Easter Week with our generous "Dose of Droleskey" week whereby we'll bring you a column by Dr. Thomas Droleskey each day. On Monday he completed 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 explained 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.
    Liturgy of the Saints

    EASTER WEEK

    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

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