IN TODAY'S ISSUE:|
Echoes of True Catholicism
Today Dr. Marian Horvat completes her twelve-part series, casting a gleam of hope that the ideals of the Catholic social order that gave rise to the whole order of Christendom and to which our principles of society should be patterned on, will experience a renaissance through faithfulness to those ideals amid the great present crisis in the Church. She optimistically looks toward the future when all things will be restored in Christ in her column The Solution Will Come.
Precious Gift of our Faith
In this issue we begin a beautiful catechetical apologetic series taken from The Glories and Triumphs of the Catholic Church on the true meaning of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The 254th installment of "Appreciating the Precious Gift of the Faith" will provide poetic, inspiring essence of why the Mass is the fulcrum of our Faith corresponding to the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
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 today's issue with Part Three of Chapter Four - Mistranslations in THE "NEW MASS".
Anniversary of the Election of one Pope, Death of another
Today is the anniversary of two holy Roman Pontiffs; one an election, the other the death. On this date in 236 Pope Saint Fabian, 20th successor of Peter was elected the Sovereign Pontiff. At the moment of his election a dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit, alighted on his head confirming to the his electors that they had chosen wisely and God was greatly pleased. During his fourteen year pontificate persecution by the Roman Emperor Decius was intensive causing many Christians to flee Rome. This exodus prompted the beginning of the hermitical life of the anchorites. Also on this day in 1276 Blessed Pope Gregory X passed to his Heavenly reward after a four-year pontificate. When this 184th successor to the Chair of Peter was elected on March 27, 1272 it marked the end of a three-year vacancy because of disagreements at the conclave of Viterbo. The people finally removed the roof of the conclave and put the cardinals on bread and water until they should come to a decision which they did in choosing Gregory. He convened the Fourteenth Ecumenical Council at Lyons, France which is also called Lyons II in which some of the Greek sects were reunited with the Western Church and disciplinary reforms enacted. That Council will be featured in next Monday's issue of The DAILY CATHOLIC.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:|
Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
In Wednesday's issue you read that with the new year upon us, rumors are flying about once again that Rome is trying to divide the Society of St. Pius X. The word is out that the Pope signed an agreement with the group in Campos, Brazil. To this the SSPX in Switzerland are leery, especially in light of the mounting roadblock put up by the Pope's ecumenical bent. Case in point the upcoming Assisi Summit next week. In a release from the International Catholic Press Agency they remain merely rumors for Econe denies existence of agreement with Rome
Pro Life Prescriptions
In Wednesday's issue Dr. Frank Joseph showed how the legal precedent has been set downunder regarding the absolute link between abortion and breast cancer. A flurry of more lawsuits are sure to follow. Will the greedy barristers take into consideration the fate of countless unborns and unsuspecting mothers and help promote the cause of pro-life or will their objective only be to milk the millions of dollars stashed by NARAL, Planned Barrenhood and NOW? Either way it will weaken the pro-abort coffers unless the liberal media buries it in their futile attempt to block the outrage that is ebbing when more women, who have been kept in the dark about the definite, dangerous link between abortion and breast cancer, discover the real truth as Dr. Frank documents in his column World's First Abortion-Breast Cancer Settlement could open the floodgates
With another scandalous pandering to false religions on tap at Assisi in a few weeks, Father Peter Scott addresses the severe problems compounded by the Holy Father himself over his uncalled-for attempts to appease Moslims and other false religions all in the name of ecumenism. Father calls for renewed prayer and the intense desire to strive for personal sanctity in order to offset this grave contradiction by the post-conciliar church to the undeniable truths of Holy Mother Church in his article, Et Two Assisi?
The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart
On 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 Five - Meditation on Promise #2
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In the second episode of Chapter Five in Part II - "The Smoldering" Pat and Niki are just awakening as Fasif concludes in his office, speaking to Helene Shenneker on the latest findings. Rome awakens this day in mourning the slain Pope. Yet beyond the din of traffic in an abandoned, ancient corridor Riage Benziger, the loyal Swiss Guard is unaware of the events that have transpired over the past 24 hours for he has more important urgencies to take care of.
First Council of Lyons
Thirty years following Lateran IV, Pope Innocent IV called the First Council of Lyons in 1245, having been forced to flee Rome for the refuge of Lyons France at the invitation of the holy French Monarch King Saint Louis IX. The latter was designated to lead the Seventh Crusade against the infidel Saracens. Though only 140 bishops attended this council, it had the support of the Patriarchs of Antioch, Constantinople, Venice and the Emperor of the East. The Council reinforced the excommunication Pope Gregory IX had imposed on Frederick II, the slacker emperor who had betrayed the trust placed in him. He was deposed. Great concern was also given to the Mongol hordes invading Europe and the loss of Jerusalem to the infidel, as well as problems with lax clergy. For the full documents of the thirteenth Ecumenical Council see FIRST COUNCIL OF LYONS
Standing with the Church Militant On the BattleLine
Was Pope John XXIII's body really incorrupt? Atila Sinke Guimar„es answers that definitively with new evidence that calls into question just what is the Vatican trying to do in promoting the quick glorification of this modern pope. He also provides some interesting Islam connections that should cause every Catholic to quiver as he reveals some truths that are quite alarming in his column Some interesting facts that might prompt you to start asking questions
In Monday's issue editor Michael Cain reminded all of the true 'spirit' of Assisi. It is not about ecumenism, tolerance or compromise which so many are mistakenly under the assumption of as the Holy Father gets set to renew his fated Assisi 'peace' summit on January 24th. No, the true 'spirit' of Assisi is about being loyal to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. It is about a rebirth of the Faith in the very place where St. Francis was instructed to rebuild Christ's Church, literally and figuratively. Cain chronicles in his commentary The true meaning of Assisi is more vital than ever: "Rebuild My Church!"
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In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Act of Love
O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
Indulgence of three years. Racculta 36
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Liturgy of the Saints
This is the Week within the Octave of the Epiphany.
MONDAY, January 7:
New Feast of St. Raymond of Penafort, Priest and Patron Saint of Canon Lawyers who died in 1275, and the Historical Feast of St. Lucian of Antioch, Priest who was martyred in 312.
TUESDAY, January 8:
Historical Feast of St. Appolinaris of the second century, Bishop and St. Severin, Monk, Hermit and Religious Founder. He is the Apostle of Austria.
WEDNESDAY, January 9:
Historical Feast of St. Adrian of Canterbury, an Abbott from the early eighth century.
THURSDAY, January 10 :
Historical Feast of St. William of Bourges, Bishop who died in 1209, and St. Nicanor, a deacon who was martyred in 76.
FRIDAY, January 11:
Traditional Feast of Pope Saint Hyginus, 9th successor of Peter who was martyred in 140. It is also the Historical Feast of St. Theodosius, Abbot who died in 529 and St. Paulinus, Bishop and Patriarch of Aquieleia who died in 804.
SATURDAY, January 12:
Historical Feast of St. Arcadius, martyred in 304; St. Benedict Biscup, Abbot who died in 690 and St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, Foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame who died in 1700.
SUNDAY, January 13:
Traditional Feast of the HOLY FAMILY on the Octave of the Epiphany. In the New Liturgy it is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. For reflections on the Feast of the Holy Family on the First Sunday after Epiphany, see Fr. Cusick's reflections
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