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Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Thursday we bring you the sixth installment of a critique 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 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 revelations of the sexual abuse scandals are 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
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.
"Of course you are unworthy. But when do you hope to be worthy? You will be no more worthy at the end than at the beginning. All the good works that we could ever do would never make us worthy, in this sense, of Holy Communion. God alone is worthy of Himself, He alone can make us worthy of Him, and He alone can make us worthy with His own worthiness."Saint Catharine of Siena
"To sin is human, but to persist in sin is devilish."
Today in Church History
The 1,691st anniversary of the first edict of tolerance for Christians |
Many believe it was the Roman emperor Constantine the Great who issued the edict to stop the persecutions of Christians, but in effect it was the emperor Galerius just before him who actually issued the first edict of toleration that effectively ended three centuries of terrible persecution of those who defied all odds and followed a Man Who had died. Because of His death and Resurrection, they willingly shed their own blood and that provided the seeds of Christianity. Also on this day no less than four Popes - from Pope Clement XIV to Pope Benedict XV in the 20th century - issued encyclicals.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Prayer for the Feast of Saint Catharine of Siena
"Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that commemorating the Heavenly birthday of blessed Catharine, Thy virgin, we may both rejoice on her yearly festival and benefit by the example of so great a virtue. 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
For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
The Rosary of Mary is our most powerful weapon. Click on the Rosary button to recite the full Rosary in either English or Latin.
LITURGY OF SAINTS
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:
THURSDAY, May 2:
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.
Feast of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. This "Apostle of Tradition" died in 373.
FRIDAY, May 3:
SATURDAY, May 4:
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.
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