Requiescat in Pace: 44,000,000 innocent martyrs in the womb
29th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and the Holocaust of the Womb
RESPECT LIFE WEEK 2002
On this date 29 years ago the United States of America entered into an agreement with the devil, empowered by the Supreme Court that a woman had the right to kill her own flesh and blood in the womb. The selfish, greedy, pleasure at any sake mentality over these past 3 decades has rendered this country, consecrated to the Immaculate Conception as far, far worse than the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. Each year, thousands congregate in our nation's capitol for the Annual March for Life and each year pro-abort politicians glibbly look on, realizing that despite all this public praying, they have the power to determine life and death. Someday they will realize that choice is not theirs, nor anyone else on this earth - but Almighty God's alone. May God have mercy on our country and may Mary's Immaculate Heart triumph soon.
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Echoes of True Catholicism
On Thursday Dr. Marian Horvat completes a two-part piece on the Crusades, enlightening all as to what Christians - Catholics - need to realize and must believe despite all the rhetoric of tolerance toward Islam, which, in truth, is a false religion and any reference to anything otherwise is not true Roman Catholic teaching regardless of all the ecumenical spin even Rome is putting on it. She points out how the Crusades were not only necessary, but in harmony with the Church Militant as she explains in part two of her column Understanding the Crusades
Precious Gift of our Faith
This Thursday we continue 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 256th installment continues to unveil the poetic, inspiring essence of why the Mass is the fulcrum of our Faith corresponding to the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ with Divine Regulations for the Sacred Vessels.
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 with Part Five of Chapter Four - The New Form of Consecration - first part in THE "NEW MASS."
Christ or chaos
This coming Friday Dr. Thomas Droleskey will resume his series on G.I.R.M. Warfare. He comments on paragraph 79 and 80 on the diminishing returns from sacking many of the canons of the Mass and replacing it with passive, limp 'Eucharistic Prayers' which eliminate so much of the essence surrounding the Consecration of the Mass. There is no precedent for this denuding the Mass of its treasures as Tom explains in his 36th installment Novus Ordo can't shoot straight without a Canon!
Mario Derksen continues with his young and refreshing Traditional Insights with a four-part series on The Crisis in the Catholic Liturgy. Friday he highlights how the sacred has been eroded to where many Catholics have forgotten what to believe because the ways and means of how they worship and pray have been so drastically watered down and altered. But then what do you expect when the Altar is removed along with the tabernacle? When the crucifix is compromised and architectural, liturgical and hymnal trends lean more and more to Protestantism, then the common Catholic in the pew has no clue that he is being led astray as Mario points out in part two Lex orandi, lex credendi - How we pray is how we believe!
The Fatima FILE
On Friday we present the first in a new series on the consequences to the world and Russia for the failure to faithfully follow Our Lady's specific messages at Fatima. Despite the spin the post-conciliar church has put on the fulfillment of Fatima and the completion of the Third Secret, common sense, history and current events prove that the mission of Fatima has not been faithfully carried out. This series will include articles that address these issues. Through the good graces and permission of John Vennari of Catholic Family News we present the first set of articles, with part one - KGB Defector Confirms Fatima Message in an excellent, fact-filled feature by Cornelia R. Ferreira on The Perestroika Deception Updated
Test your knowledge of the Faith and Church History:
Answer to yesterday's quiz:
The answer to where Diocletian sentenced Saint Agnes was to a brothel to give up her virginity and Christianity for the lures of the pleasures of the flesh. Rather than be looked upon as a lustful object, all men who visited the brothel regarded her with awe and respect. This further infuriated Diocletian who ordered her beheaded, a sentence she joyfully accepted for there is no greater glory than to sacrifice oneself for Christ. St. Agnes is held in such high esteem in the universal Church that a second feast in her honor was added to the Roman Calendar for January 28th plus yesterday's feast.
The unrelenting suffering of a holy martyr
This could be called the 'Scourge of Diocletian' week since 4 saints celebrated this week were martyred by the dastardly Roman emperor. One such was the Patron Saint of seafarers and winegrowers. Saint Vincent the Deacon from Zaragozza in what is today Spain. His suffering is not unlike the torture that aborted babies undergo. St. Vincent was tied to the rack, his body stretched to inhuman proportions. When that failed, Diocletian ordered his flesh be ripped from his bones with hot metal hooks. Still Vincent smiled as his body was torn asunder. Infuriated, lard and salt were poured into his wounds, yet he continued to smile. He was shackled and thrown in a dungeon to die, but an angel loosed the chains, informing him he would die peacefully. His torturers never had the twisted pleasure to see him suffer again. He died on this date in 305. His bloody clothes were taken away by believers where numerous miracles were attributed to him.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive those who tresspass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Liturgy of the Saints
This is Respect Life Week and Praying for Christian Unity - through conversion, not compromise!
MONDAY, January 21:
Feast of Saint Agnes, Virgin who was beheaded by Diocletian in 304 She is the Patron Saint of the Children of Mary.
TUESDAY, January 22:
Feast of Saint Vincent of Zaragoza, Deacon martyred in 304. He is the Patron Saint of Seafarers and Winegrowers. Traditional Feast of Saint Anastasius, a Persian Monk who was martyred in 628.
WEDNESDAY, January 23:
Traditional Feast of Saint Raymond of Penafort, Priest and Patron Saint of Canon Lawyers who died in 1275, and Saint Emerentiana, foster-sister of St. Agnes, who was also a virgin and martyred in 304. Historical Feast of Saint Ildefonsus, a bishop who died in 667.
THURSDAY, January 24:
Traditional Feast of Saint Timothy, Bishop and Martyr who was a companion of the Apostle Paul and who died in 97 A.D. In the new liturgy Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church and Patron of Catholic Journalism, is observed.
FRIDAY, January 25:
Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul.
SATURDAY, January 26:
Traditional Feast of Saint Polycarp, Bishop who was martyred in 166. In the new liturgy it is the feast of Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops. Historical Feast of Saint Paula, Widow who assisted St. Jerome in translating the Latin Vulgate Bible. She died in 404.
SUNDAY, January 27:
Traditionally Septuagesima Sunday; the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time in the new. Also the Traditional Feast of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. The golden-voiced preacher died in 407. In the new liturgy it is the feast of Saint Angela Merici, Virgin and Foundress of the Ursulines who died in 1540. For reflections on Septuagesima Sunday, see Fr. Cusick's reflections
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