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Pro Life Prescriptions
On Wednesday Dr. Frank Joseph got down to brass tacks by clearly showing how to embrace the Democratic platform of pro-abortion and call oneself a Catholic is a contradiction of the greatest degree. Jesus says if you love Me, keep My Commandments. If one does not keep His Commandments, even though they know better and every Catholic does, then the natural syllogism would have to be that one doesn't love God. Since the Democrats openly defy His Commandments, then for a Catholic to be a Democrat would greatly jeopardize his soul. There is absolutely no rhyme nor reason to compatibility of being both as Dr. Joseph pointed out in his column How Can a Catholic be a Democrat?
In Wednesday's issue we brought you a probing article by Gary L. Morella which every Catholic must read for he illustrates how the dumbing-down and desensitizing of Catholics and the compromising of Catholic truths are playing right into the hands of those out to destroy Holy Mother Church. He pleads for Catholics to know their Faith if they are to survive the multicultural, politically correct, pan-christian, post-conciliar march toward a worldly global utopia that has no place in it for the One, True God - Jesus Christ, present Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Gary sounded the clarion in his excellent insightful article titled The Dangers of Syncretism and Indifferentism
Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
In the aftermath of Assisi II and the compromise by the traditional priests of Campos, Brazil, Father Peter Scott points out that though Rome has managed to lure the Campos contingent into compromising the principles they previously had so defended and stood for, the Society of Saint Pius X remains strong in rejecting the path post-conciliar church has taken in their quest to accommodate all religions and therefore compromise the church's once unyielding position as the True Church. Ecumenism is the death knell and Father reasserts that rather than caving to accepting modernism, the SSPX will be even more fortified just as Archbishop Lefebvre was motivated to ordain bishops because of Assisi I, this second aberration at Assisi should reinstill in Traditional Catholics the resolve to stand ever stronger for the unchangable Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church as he points out in What price for the Campos Compromise?
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen spoke in yesterday's issue on the four kinds of way one can love - utilitarian, romantic, democratic and Divine. The fourth is the most important as His Excellency points out. He also expresses the concern that too many emphasize the 'brotherhood of man' while ignoring the 'Fatherhood of God.' He asks if they will "make humanity a brood of illegitimate children?" That is a serious concern with the late, great prelate in Four ways to love, but only one way to truly love!
Father forgive them...
The Remnant correspondent Christopher Ferrara gives first-hand accounts of Thursday's aberration at Assisi in reports sent by Gary L. Morella. We are grateful to Michael J. Matt for sending Chris to Assisi and allowing us to share this with you in such a timely manner. Chris cites Pope Pius IX's Mortalium Animos and Pope Saint Pius X's Omnia Instauare in Christo to prove the grave error of such a gathering. Inside Assisi
In Tuesday's issue we began a special series on what Traditionalism truly is - Roman Catholicism. Peter Miller, editor of the www.Seattle Catholic.com, has agreed to share a simple, concise response to 'conservatives' who see their beloved Church collapsing everywhere but continue to keep their heads in the sand, refusing to see the obvious. Peter shows the distinctions between 'traditionalist' and 'conservative' and clears up misconceptions that hopefully will better alert neo-Catholics to the true path they need to follow and to dispell the many myths about Traditionalism as we presented the first part of his excellent article A Brief Defense of Traditionalism.
The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart
Tuesday we continued with the excellent work by Father Joseph McDonnell, S.J. first written during the Pontificate of Pope Saint Pius X and which, now out of print, Catholic Family News has given us permission to reprint following their publishing of it. It is a beautiful meditation and commentary that should encourage more devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus with Part Eight - Meditation on the Fourth Promise.
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In the fifth episode of Chapter Five in Part II - "The Smoldering" Fasif draws Pat deeper into the intrigue as a crucial, final chess game is revealed; one between good and evil, between good kings and bad kings, good queens and bad queens, good knights and bad knights, good bishops and bad bishops...very bad prelates as we learn of major religions' involvement, including Rome and the Israeli Mossad and the deadly compromise with Freemason interests.
Council of Constance
Just over a century after the Council of Vienne the sixteenth Ecumenical Council was called in the French area of Switzerland in 1414. Because of the Great Western Schism the legitimate Pope Gregory XII abdicated the Papal throne in 1403 and the Council took control and elected Pope Martin V in 1417, three years after the Council was opened. It brought to an end the Great Schism and opened a whole new can of worms with the struggle between papal power and conciliar power. Condemned were the heresies of John Wycliffe and John Hus, the tip of the iceberg that would erupt a century later. For the full documents of the sixteenth Ecumenical Council see COUNCIL OF CONSTANCE
In the aftermath of Assisi II, editor Michael Cain took the gloves off in Monday's issue. He asked if conservatives are aware of how the Pope in his agenda of ecumenism has violated the First Commandment and contradicted so much of what past pontiffs decreed. Can they not see the grave scandal the Pope gives by continuing his ecumenical bent and promulgating beliefs that were condemned by the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church? Assisi was supposedly about praying for peace. There can be no peace when there is division and there is plenty of division inside and outside the Church. This is because the Marks that distinguish the True Church have been greatly blurred by the post-conciliar church, thus calling into question if, indeed, it is still truly Catholic today as Cain pointed out in one of his hardest hitting commentaries ever in Perhaps it is time to consider calling Trent II
Standing with the Church Militant On the BattleLine
In Monday's issue Atila Sinke Guimar„es continued a multi-part series The Ideal of the Universal Republic
Blessed by the Conciliar Pontiffs first carried in Catholic Family News on the alarming trend of the post-conciliar pontiffs to cater to the idea of a Universal Republic. Atila points out how Paul VI rejected the wisdom of all his predecessors by parrotting the very cry of the French Revolution with his infamous pledge at the United Nations in October 1965. Atila documented all of this in the third installment of his column How Paul VI distanced himself from holy and wise Pontiffs of the past by embracing the ideals of the French Revolution
Day eight of the Novena to Our Lady of Good Success|
This Novena honors an early 1600 visionary Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, a Spanish Conceptionist nun whose mission was Quito, Ecuador where she received prophecies for these time in which Our Lady warned of the dire crisis the Church is undergoing today. For more information we urge you to see Our Lady of Good Success.
For the Novena, see Prayer and Devotions
Election of a Pope of the Nicene Creed
Pope Saint Sylvester I was elected the 33rd successor of Peter on this date 1,688 years ago in 314. His pontificate lasted 21 years and he was the first Pope to wear the papal tiara. He also celebrated the first Ecumenical Council, overseeing the Council of Nicaea from Rome. Despite not being at the Council called by the Emperor Constantine, St. Sylvester played a significant role in defining the Credo that has been said henceforth at all Masses. He also instituted Sunday as a holyday in memory of the Resurrection and is credited with creating the "Iron Cross" with a nail from the true Holy Cross of Christ.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Prayer to Saint John Bosco
O God, Who didst raise up Saint John, Thy Confessor, to be the father and the teacher of the youth, and Who by him, with the help of the Virgin Mary, didst promote new families in Thy Church: grant, we beseech Thee, that inflamed by the same fire of love, we may win souls and serve Thee alone. 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 the Mass today
For past prayers posted thus far, see Prayers and Devotions
Liturgy of the Saints
MONDAY, January 28:
Traditional Feast of Saint Peter Nolasco, Religious and Founder of the Order of Our Lady of Ransom and second feast of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr. In the new liturgy it is the Feast of the Angelic Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas, Patron of Catholic Teaching.
TUESDAY, January 29:
Traditional Feast of Saint Francis de Sales, Patron of Catholic Journalism, who was a Bishop and Doctor of the Church who passed to his Heavenly reward in 1622. Historical Feast of Saint Gildas the Wise, Abbot who died in 570.
WEDNESDAY, January 30:
Traditional Feast of Saint Martina, Virgin who was martyred in 228. Historical Feast of Saint Bathildis, Widow who died in 680.
THURSDAY, January 31:
Feast of Saint John Bosco, Priest and Founder of the Salesian Order and beloved as Patron Saint of Altar Boys, Editors and Apprentices. He died in 1888. This holy visionary died in 1888.
FRIDAY, February 1:
Traditional Feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop who was martyred in 107. Historical Feast of Saint Brigid of Ireland, Virgin and Patroness of Dairy Workers who died in 523.
SATURDAY, February 2:
FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE CHILD JESUS IN THE TEMPLE. This feast is also known as Candlemass, or the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Historical Feast of Our Lady of Good Success
SUNDAY, February 3:
Traditionally Sexagesima Sunday; the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time in the new. Also the Feast of Saint Blaise, Bishop and Patron Saint of those with throat diseases. He was martyred in 316. In the new liturgy it is the feast of Saint Ansgar, Bishop and Patron Saint of Scandinavia who died in 865. For reflections on Sexagesima Sunday, see Fr. Cusick's reflections
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