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  • Second Week of Advent
    Sunday-Saturday       December 8-14, 2002       volume 13, no. 146
    Know the Faith in order to Keep the Faith!
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      SUNDAY:  Double of the First Class Feast of the Solemnity of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY and the Second Sunday of Advent

      MONDAY:  Semi-Double Feast of Within the Octave and Advent Feria

      TUESDAY:  Semi-Double Feast of Within the Octave and Traditional Observance of Pope Saint Melchiades, Martyr

      WEDNESDAY:  Semi-Double Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I and Within the Octave and historical feast of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels

      THURSDAY:  Semi-Double Feast of Within the Octave and Our Lady of Guadalupe

      FRIDAY:  Double Feast of St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr, and Within the Octave

      SATURDAY:  Semi-Double Feast of Within the Octave

    For the Sanctoral Cycle and Proper of the Season for the Second Week of Advent, see Proper of the Saints and Season



    Christ or chaos
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey says what every faithful Catholic feels and knows in his heart. Cardinal Bernard Law, for the good of the Church, for the good of the Faith, MUST resign and not be kicked upstairs to the Vatican to hide-out from civil authorities. The year 2002 has not been kind to Cardinal Law. The endless succession of revelations about how he has protected and promoted sodomites in the priesthood has continued almost unabated for nearly eleven months. This has been the subject of many commentaries, including several of Tom's. In this one, he tells it like it is and it has to be for the salvation of souls in his column Truly Lawless .

    Also see Tom's beautiful tribute to Our Lady in O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee

    Shears and Tears of a Lamb
    Catharine Lamb is flabbergasted not only at the apostate action of the cardinal of Boston, but at the lack of outrage from Catholics everywhere. Try as she might she cannot make sense of the agenda and contradiction of the Vatican II ecumenicrats, asking incredulously: "How sane is it that a Catholic cardinal falls on his knees in a Moslem mosque while outlawing kneeling for communion in our Catholic parishes?" Would the Cardinal come and kneel in a SSPX , CMRI, SSPV or independant Traditional Chapel? Not a chance! It seems for Traditional Catholics - quite possibly the only entity in the world the ecumenicrats will not dialogue with - the only way to combat all the heresies and apostasies so adherent in the modern Church is to grow closer to Christ, imitating Him in every way as Catharine relates in her column What Are They Doing?

    On the BattleLine
    Atila Sinke Guimar„es, a foremost authority on the causes and effects of Vatican II, calls Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J. to task for his statements which put Dulles in direct contradiction with another Jesuit cardinal, a holy man who is recognized as one of the great Doctors of the Church - Saint Robert Bellarmine. Atila respectfully asks two questions of the modern day Jesuit cardinal in seeking a reply from his Eminence. Atila and Catholics everywhere would like to know if there is something 'extra' to the Dogma extra Ecclesia nulla salus that was not revealed until Vatican II? That even St. Robert didn't know. If we are to believe Cardinal Avery Dulles' statements then is the first dogma of the Church that there is no salvation outside the Church now null and void? His Eminence has some answering to do regarding the basics of Catholicism. Will His Eminence reply? Atila is hopeful that the progressivists will at least have the decency to quit hemming and hawing and engage in honest answers - something that might seem foreign to the promoters of the Vatican II reforms. Atila explains in his column Progressivist Polemics.
    Traditional Insight
    Mario Derksen continues his series on the controversy that surrounds "the illicit Episcopal Ordinations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre." In part four, Mario presents arguments to prove that canonically both in the 1917 Code and the 1983 there was a state of necessity - a dire emergency - for the Archbishop's actions and therefore His Excellency did not even violate the letter of canon law since the salvation of souls always takes top priority in all aspects of spiritual care. Mario thus illustrates there was No Schism or Excommunication On or Immediately After June 30, 1988. He provides his arguments in his fourth installment: Salvation of souls is the paramount necessity!
    Catholic PewPOINT
    Editor Michael Cain cites the fact that many dioceses - beginning with Boston - are ready to declare bankruptcy not only because they are being bled by cover-up costs to victims, but because they are already spiritually bankrupt. He has coined a word that sums up all the heresies being spewed about by the Vaticantwoarians or V2arians. It may be a mouthful to pronounce, but then, as he points out, neo-Catholics have swallowed any and everything over the past 40 years in their blind obedience to those very men who have plunged the Conciliar Church into Spiritual Bankruptcy! He explains in his editorial simply titled: Vaticantwoarianism.
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Double of the First Class Feast of the Immaculate Conception, he extends great hope to the faithful few to hang in there - for in the end Mary's Immaculate Heart will triumph! We have the Almighty's Word on this as Father documents from Sacred Scripture and Our Lady's promise at Fatima. Though we must go through the chastising purification as needs be - just as she cautioned at La Salette and Fatima - so in future generations the fruits of the efforts of the faithful remnant devoted to Jesus, His Blessed, Immaculate Mother, and the Mystical Bride - Holy Mother Church will yield a harvest no human mind can perceive. As finite beings our efforts may not be realized on this fleeting earth, but our legacy of loyalty will be forever remembered and saluted in eternity. That should be enough to motivate every soul to restore the purity of the spotless Bride of Christ as Father explains in his sermon "Our tainted nature's solitary boast".
    Doctors of the Church
    The nineteenth Doctor in this chronological series on the Doctors of the Church was a crusader against lay investiture, fiercely loyal to Rome and to his vocation as a priest who loved his flocks. They rewarded him by fiercely standing behind him against temporal kings. He was a Frenchman who conquered the Brits with love. He was the father of Scholastic Theology. He was the holy doctor from Piedmont whose writings and teachings became an important barometer for another Doctor of the Church - the angelic doctor. He was the uncompromising Archbishop of Canterbury in the middle ages who lived 76 years. He was Saint Anselm.
    White Smoke, Black Fire!
    Gleaned from the daily headlines and Sacred Scripture, "White Smoke, Black Fire!" deals with how the followers of the Anti-Christ, through political cunning, compromise and media manipulation, try to wrest control from within the Vatican after a horrific holocaust of terror at the birthplace of Abraham. As the world tries to recover, we find God intervening with a miraculous recovery by Pat Gallagher, who after certain death at the hands of the vile Basilisk, had been taken by Niki, Stephen and Ogidi to a place of the dead in the womb of Christianity - the catacombs. Here a reawakening of faith and strength have given the four men renewed hope that the battle is not lost in Chapter Nine, Episode Three
    In this issue we focus on a few most recent occurrences that author Mark Fellows documents and which appears in the most recent issue of Catholic Family News. Having received the gracious permission from editor John Vennari to reprint it here, Mark focuses on the mounting campaign by the desperate neo-Catholics to denigrate all who would uphold the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. They go so far, as Mark relates, to label Traditionalists as those with a "lidless eye." All Traditionalists should take that as a compliment for the "lidless eye" refuses to be distracted by the blinking distractions of novelty, remaining focused on things of Heaven. The Tridentine Mass is the closest thing to Heaven on earth and so the "Lidless Ones" fix their gaze on this most august Holy Sacrifice for the salvation of souls. The problems, as Mark illustrates, is that anti-Traditional neos can't budge their lids open to see the light, so blinded by novelty and the spin of the Vaticantwoarians. Mark explains with his article
    On Lidless Eyes and Lepers.
    Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
    In this issue we continue with our catechesis series from My Catholic Faith. We focus on Christian Burial and, in reading the beautiful Traditions and beliefs, we can see how much is lost during the past 40 years. So much so that Canon Law itself has been blurred in tolerating cremation and Freemasons. If one wonders what ever happened to the Requiem Mass, you must read this 282nd installment of this catechetical series, one that should give faithful Catholics great consolation that "to die is to gain" for the soul who lives God's will can be assured of attaining eternal union with God as we elaborate in: Christian Burial .
    The Germs of G.I.R.M.
    In this issue we bring you part sixty-one of Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's well-received, thought-provoking series on G.I.R.M. warfare as he continues analyzing and commenting on the ambiguity and errors in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and the ICEL operatives who have contributed to promulgating this atrocity. He focuses on paragraphs 161 through 163 and how the over saturation of "eucharistic ministers", who flood the NOM sanctuaries, purposely blur the distinction of the sacerdotal role of the priest. Tom shows how this new, novel rite of the past 33 years has diminished the reverent act of receiving Our Lord on the tongue as sheep have always been fed. In its stead the flocks are scattered throughout the church as communion is distributed every which way but the reverent, right way. Tom illustrates in Hands off the new 'lay investiture'!

    What you might have missed in our most recent columns, articles, features and series:
  • Faith trumps obedience... Catholic PewPOINT
  • Come, Lord Jesus! Fr. Campbell's homily
  • Bait and Switch Mario Derksen
  • What does God have to... Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • War and Christian Culture Feed My Sheep
  • Death of an Abbey Catharine Lamb
  • Truth Prevails, Times Five Bishop Williamson
  • Episode Two of Chapter 9 "White Smoke, Black Fire!"
  • Can we afford more scandal? Dr. Frank Joseph
  • Tenth Promise of the Sacred Heart
  • Liturgy of the Saints1st Weel of Advent
  • The Real Crux of the Church's Crisis Erven Park
  • Mass Confusion "Reign of Terror in the... Michael J. Matt
  • Swamped in the Quagmire... Atila Sinke Guimar„es
  • Self-communication leads to... Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • The Rapture Virus - part three Dr. Marian T. Horvat
  • Who wants to be a Saint? Sharon Droleskey
  • Book Review: The Great Facade
  • Twenty Mysteries of the Rosary? John Vennari
  • Saint Peter Damian
  • Spin and Cover Gary L. Morella

  • Semper Idem? Jacob Michael

  • Pilgrimage to the Rock Allison Conn
  • The Last Sacraments Gift of Our Faith
  • Don't pass by without knocking! Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
  • Prayer, Devotion, Reflection and the Rosary
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  • Preserving the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church
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       "The denial of Truth is just as fatal to the mind as the denial of light is to vision. Truth in its fullness is not easy to attain, even if one does admit its existence. To explore Truth in all its complexity there must come moments when we confess ignorance, when we frankly admit that we were mistaken or bigoted, or prejudiced. These admissions are painful, but they actually enrich character just as much as all approximations to falsehood forfeit it."              Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

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