WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:|
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. Yesterday we brought you the 267th installment of this series on The Sacrament of Penance.
Christ or chaos
In yesterday's issue we brought you the fourth installment of a generous "Dose of Droleskey" week during which Dr. Thomas Droleskey, about to become a father for the first time, expressed his outrage 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 explained in his column Oh, the Humanity!
"Father, forgive them..."
Thursday we brought you 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 pointed 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.
Pro Life Prescriptions
Wednesday Dr. Frank Joseph pointed 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 explained in his column A Sad State of Affairs!
Christ or chaos
In Wednesday's issue we brought you the third installment of a generous "Dose of Droleskey" week as Dr. Thomas Droleskey continued 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 illustrated in his column The Hypocrisy is Astounding!
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen showed 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 explained in Reason enough!
"By their fruits you shall know them"
Tuesday we will 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" which is a perfect lead-in to the blockbuster release coming soon by Atila Sinke Guimar„es as stated below. On this past Tuesday 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 brought to you, and every following Monday we will be bringing you, a profile of one 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 pointed 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
In Monday's issue Dr. Thomas Droleskey 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?
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.
Today in Church History
A Lionheart is Stilled
"At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion..."
Jesus' words conveyed to Saint Faustina Kowalska, whom He chose to spread devotion to Divine Mercy
On Saturday 803 years ago in 1199 Richard the Lionheart, Sovereign of England died. This great crusader, who championed the cause for Holy Mother Church in rallying the British Isles to be literally soldiers for Christ, and led a coalition of Christians from all over Europe to the Holy Lands to rescue Jerusalem from the infidel. He was one of the few who was successful during this long, bitter, and, many times, fruitless war against the rise of Islam. Today we face the same threat as the Crescent Moon seeks to eclipse the Cross and we cannot compromise, we must recognize Mohammedanism for what it is: a false religion which Christians have fought and died to uphold what Christ taught.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Novena of Divine Mercy:
"Today bring Me the souls who are detained in Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My Mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My Justice. It is in Your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My Justice."
Easter Friday is the Eighth Day of the Nine Day Novena of Divine Mercy, while Easter Saturday we complete the Novena with the Ninth Day:
"Today bring Me souls who have become lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My Mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My Soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will." For them the last hope of salvation is to run to My 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 this Novena, see Novena of Divine Mercy
For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
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LITURGY OF SAINTS FOR EASTER WEEK
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 Sunday, see Fr. Cusick's reflections
MONDAY, April 8:
Transferred Feast of the ANNUNCIATION. Historical feast of Saint Julie Billiart, Virgin who died in 1816.