Pro Life Prescriptions
Tomorrow Dr. Frank Joseph cites Significant Statistics that reveal, without a shadow of doubt, the link between abortion and cancer. In addition, he laments the fact that warnings are issued about insignificant, insufficient studies that don't conflict with the killing agenda of the abortion industry. When it does: Mum is the word. He points out that were young women mere animals they would get more help, more care from hypocritical organizations like PETA. Dr. Frank also places blame with the Church for not standing more forcefully in the face of sin and saying no. Because of that, she reaps what she sows as he will explain in his column A careless civilization that could care less! For Dr. Frank's column last week, see Tale of Two Spitzers and a Tarnished Dome
Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
Father Peter Scott cautions the faithful to realize that, no matter how traditional we might think we are, no one - NO ONE is immune from the wiles of the devil and the Novus Ordo Secolorum society of today makes it that much more difficult to avoid the near occasions of sin and the post-conciliar church is not helping any. He warns that secularism can easily permeate our prayer life and make us more susceptible to fall if we are not on guard and heed what Holy Mother Church so wisely advises in the practice of piety as he explains in Take care not to succumb to the new world order.
For Lent Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen tackles the differences between 'liberals' and 'conservatives' or 'reactionaries', 'left' and 'right'. As you read it you cannot help but think about post-conciliar liberals and the current crisis in the Church for Bishop Sheen points out that "Some things are 'new' to people only because they do not know what is old." So also Catholics today have swallowed so much unsound doctrine because they do not know their faith - the faith of old - the faith established by Christ. Sheen illustrates how 'the liberal of today is the reactionary of tomorrow' in Every liberal is in revolt against the last revolt. For last week's "Simply Sheen" see
Love cannot erase pain, but it can diminish it
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Echoes of True Catholicism
On Thursday Dr. Marian Horvat will treat a phenomena of medieval times which has been twisted today to portray power and acceptance. She illustrates how gargoyles were used by holy men of the middle ages as a strong reminder - a sure deterrant from sin in response to 1 Peter 5: 8, "Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour" as she explains in her column 'Be Sober and Watch: Vigilance in Symbols. For Dr. Marian's column last week, see Demons of the Air
Precious Gift of our Faith
This Thursday we continue a beautiful catechetical apologetic series on the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar on the true meaning of the Holy Sacrifice. The 264th installment continues an enthralling, truly inspiring and enlightening understanding of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass gleaned from My Catholic Faith and presented as it was taught for centuries. We concentrate this week on the manner of worthily receiving Jesus, truly present Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity as we present Dispositions for Holy Communion For last week's 263rd installment, see Holy Communion.
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 facades used to perpetrate heresies on the faithful which Pope Pius XII warned about as he'll explain in Part Thirteen of Chapter Four The Purpose of Archaism For part twelve, see The Dishonoring of Mary.
Christ or chaos
This coming Friday Dr. Thomas Droleskey will continue focusing 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 explains in part three of Merely a Matter of Preference? For Tom's second part, see Merely a Matter of Preference?
On Friday Mario Derksen continues his series on "Vatican II and the Gospel of
Man" as he meticulously peels off the skin-deep layers of rhetoric, exposing the tightening muscles of modernism that seek to squeeze the bones of doctrine. This prevents the living organs of Truth and Tradition from fully being able to function, thus allowing the cancer of humanism to penetrate the pores of the Mystical Body of Christ. Mario will expose novelties of new theses which are couched in such ambiguity that he can only term it 'bafflegab' for the post-conciliar church, or Newchurch as Mario dubs it, is determined to "dialogue" ad nauseum. All of this gab only baffles Catholics further, all playing into the hands of humanists as Mario will explain Friday in part six with his column The 'Bafflegab' of the Post-Conciliar Church: Razzmatazz II For part five of Mario's series, see The Razzmatazz of the Post-Conciliar Church.
The Fatima FILE
On Friday John Vennari will show the contradictions of Fatima and how it contradicts what what Sister Lucia previously had professed and with the facts Russia was not consecrated as Our Lady specifically requested. That is obvious as the errors spread in the world and in the post-conciliar church. First published in Catholic Family News we present on Friday the first part of his commentary It Doesn't Add Up! For part three of Mark Fellow's three-part series, see Lucy and the Pirates.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED YESTERDAY:|
We continued with pertinent Papal Decrees. The second was from Pope Benedict XII in which he decreed that all souls who are received into Heaven immediately see then and forever Almighty God face to face. Likewise, he decreed that those souls who die with mortal sin on their soul do not, but rather descend immediately into hell as he so clearly and concisely put it in his edict "On the Beatific Vision of God." For this dogmatic edict, see Benedictus Deus
Monday editor Michael Cain continued his series on the analogy of the Mystical Body of Christ with the sorrowful mysteries. Just as so many abandoned Christ the closer He came to the summit of Calvary, so also the massive numbers that have abandoned the Mystical Body of Christ, cowering in fear of being associated with the uncompromising Messiah and the absolute Church He founded as illustrated in There is no place we'd rather be than Calvary!.
On the BattleLine
In yesterday's issue Atila Sinke Guimar„es continued with a few more examples of Church precedents for resisting a Roman Pontiff when he is in error. Indeed, while he is the successor of Peter, he is also Simon. Despite the misconception by so many Catholics, Church teaching clearly indicates that the Pope is not the Church and he can err - sometimes most gravely as Atila illustrated three more documented cases from the first millennium. Atila showed how respectfully we must all resist those hierarchs when they are deserving of blame - whether they be priest, bishop, or even the Pope in his column Lessons of Past Pontiffs in Error.
Saint Teresa of Avila
"I do not know how anyone can think of the Queen
of the Angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Child
Jesus, without giving thanks to Saint Joseph for the way he helped them. If
anyone cannot find a master to teach him how to pray, let him take this
glorious saint as his master and he will not go astray."
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Memorare Prayer to Saint Joseph
Remember, most pure spouse of Mary ever Virgin, my loving protector Joseph, that never has it been heard that anyone invoked your protection or besought your aid without being consoled. In this confidence I come before you; I fervently recommend myself to you. Despise not my prayer, foster father of the Redeemer, but graciously deign to hear it. Amen.
From Intercessions & Devotions
For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
The Rosary of Mary is our most powerful weapon. Click on the Rosary button to recite the full Rosary in either English or Latin.
Liturgy of the Saints|
MONDAY, March 18:
Feast of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of Church. Historical feast of Our Lady of Mercy.
TUESDAY, March 19:
Feast of SAINT JOSEPH, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Foster-father of Jesus and Patron of the Universal Church. He is also the Patron Saint for a Happy Death, Patron of Carpenters, and Patron of Opposition to Communism.
WEDNESDAY, March 20:
Historical feasts of Saint Photina, Samaritan woman whom Jesus met at the well and Saint Wulfran, Bishop who died in 720.
THURSDAY, March 21:
Traditional Feast of Saint Benedict, Founder of the Benedictines and "Father of Western Monasticism" and the Historical feast of Saint Nicholas of Flue, Hermit and conciliar periti at the Council of Florence. He is the Patron Saint of Switzerland who died in 1487.
FRIDAY, March 22:
Day of Abstinence. Friday in Passion Week Traditional Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Historical feast of Saint Isidore the Farmer, who died in 1170. He is the Patron Saint of Farmers and Laborers.
SATURDAY, March 23:
New feast of Saint Turibius de Mogrovejo, Bihop and Patron Saint of Native Rights. He died in 1606. Historical feast of Our Lady of Victories.
SUNDAY, March 24:
PALM SUNDAY. Traditional Feast of Saint Gabriel the Archangel. Historical feasts of Saint Karin of Sweden, Virgin and daughter of Saint Bridget of Sweden. She died in 1381 and is the saint invoked for miscarriages. Historical feast of saint Simon of Trent who was martyred in 1475. For reflections on PALM SUNDAY or Second Passion Sunday, see Fr. Cusick's reflections