Pro Life Prescriptions|
Today 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 explains in his column A Sad State of Affairs!
Christ or chaos
In this issue we bring you the third installment of a generous "Dose of Droleskey" week as 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 explains in Reason enough!
Election of the Pope who ushered in the Second Millennium
On this date 1003 years ago in 999, Archbishop Gerbert of Aurillac was consecrated the first French Pope ever. He chose the name Pope Sylvester II. He was a man of high culture and one of virtue who urged the faithful to forsake debauchery and the lewd and seek to emulate the saints. He also difused the rumors that were rampant that with the turn of the century and a new millennium the world indeed was not going to end. It this 139th successor of Peter who introduced the use of Arabic numerals into Christian civilization. Prior to this Roman numerals had been the norm. He died on May 12, 1003.
Safeguarding the Sacred Deposit of the Faith
"Let nothing be innovated beyond what is traditional."
Pope Saint Stephen I
This holy pope was martyred on his pontifical chair in the Catacombs of St. Callixtus. During his papacy he constantly struggled with the schismatics who sought novelty and elected their own Antipope Novatian.
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
Today, Easter Wednesday is the Sixth 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 Six of the Novena of Divine Mercy: April 3, 2002
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all Heaven into ecstasy and they are the Heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.
"Today bring Me the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children, and immerse them in My Mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. Only the humble soul is capable of receiving My grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence."
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of Mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your Mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our FaithEASTER WEEK
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. Tomorrow 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..."
Tomorrow 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.
LATER THIS WEEK:
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.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED YESTERDAY:
"By their fruits you shall know them"
Tuesday we introduced another series wherein we exposed 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 featured a scripture-based piece by David May first published in The Remnant which zeroed in on the problems of sodomy in the post-conciliar church. Through the good graces of editor Michael Matt, we presented May's excellent essay Homosexuality, Pedophilia and the Priesthood.
Christ or chaos
In Tuesday's issue we brought you the second installment of a generous "Dose of Droleskey" week when Dr. Thomas Droleskey pulled 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!
Through the gracious permission of John Vennari of Catholic Family News, we completed 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 presented 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!
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
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.
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
MONDAY, April 8:
Transferred Feast of the ANNUNCIATION. Historical feast of Saint Julie Billiart, Virgin who died in 1816.