Today, to find out what really was behind the meeting in Rome last week with the red-hats all gathering and posturing, we present a piece from James Bendell of Roman Catholic Faithful at www.rcf.org which is a study in Orwellian Newspeak in translating the Text of the Cardinal's Communiqué in Reading Between the Lines
Pro Life Prescriptions
In this issue Dr. Frank Joseph takes to task the popular Amazon.com website for their hypocrisy in aligning with organizations who sanction and promote the killing of the unborn. He shows why Amazon.com is no longer safe to navigate for beneath their veneer of protecting the customer, beneath the ripples of rules they claim to hold, lurk the deadly piranhas of Planned Parenthood. Dr. Joseph explains in his column PP Piranhas on the "Amazon"
In today's issue we bring you a short essay by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on why we must die of ourselves, must renounce sin in order for God to lift us higher. By and of ourselves we have a will, but not a way unless we seek Christ's help and allow our will to submit to God's Will as he briefly explains in We may have the will, but not the way if we insist on our own will
Safeguarding the Sacred Deposit of the Faith
Had we listened to the following, quite possibly the Sacred Deposit might not have been compromised so. Quite possibly our good priests would not have been so sullied by men who were not seeking holiness but a platform pulpit to spew their heresies, to plant perversion and deception.
Death of a dynamic, holy Pope
On this day 429 years ago in 1572 Pope Saint Pius V, the 225th successor of Peter passed on to His Heavenly reward. Pius V was one of the most influential in Church history as he brought about renewal in the Church, carrying out many of the reforms that would reinstate the holiness
and status of Holy Mother Church. Amidst the ruin of the Protestant Reformation, the corruption within the
Church, and the threat of Turkish invasion, Pius carried out the teachings of the Council of Trent which
had begun in 1545. The fruits of Trent are still evident today for Pius ordered the founding of seminaries
and the meticulous training of priests. He published a new Missal, Breviary, Catechism and initiated the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) for the youth to learn the faith. In addition, he set in stone the Tridentine Mass which he proclaimed would be said "in perpetuity" in his undeniable Papal Bull Quo Primum. Though some claim it was meant only for those times, that does not compute with "in perpetuity" and ergo, it trumps anything promulgated by the uninfallible Vatican II by virtue of the past infallible Papal pronouncements and councils which preceded the pastoral-only Second Vatican Council. St. Pius V's devotion to the Rosary and spreading the power of Our Lady's special weapon, proved victorious at Lepanto.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Memorare to Saint Joseph
Remember, most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, our loving protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or asked your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding, therefore, in your goodness, we come before you and humbly implore you. Despise not our petitions, Foster-father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen.
The Rosary of Mary is our most powerful weapon. See Holy Rosary to recite the full Rosary in either English or Latin.
For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition LITURGY OF THE SAINTS
Thursday we bring you the sixth installment from the series critiquing the Pontifical Biblical Commission's error-filled document. This critique was written by Atila Sinke Guimarães, with Dr. Marian Therese Horvat assisting in translating and editing an orthodox, Traditional, true Roman Catholic response in seven installments (from April 15-May 6) to the flawed document "The Hebrew People in its Holy Scriptures and the Christian Bible" issued late last year by the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Commission. Atila will examine the conclusions of the document and the denial of Anathemas which, are in fact, very much anathema in the eyes of Christ and His Church as Atila points out in an essay that should truly alarm you regarding the Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas
On Thursday, we'll focus on how the revelations of the sexual abuse scandals are sodomy sins than pedophilia per se and why homosexual militants are scrambling to defuse this ticking time bomb against political correctness in an article by Allyson Smith on Homosexual Groups Go into Spin Mode on Catholic Crisis
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
Thursday we will continue to focus on contrition in respect to amending our life and what that entails. Before sin can be forgiven there must be a firm purpose to not sin again. Yes, we will sin, but we must try and try again for sanctity. We present on Thursday the fifth part in our 271st installment taken from My Catholic Faith in Purpose of Amendment. For last week's installment on the Sacrament of Penance, see Perfect and Imperfect Contrition
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 how the influence of error allowed the Revolution to so deeply deceive the faithful and obliterate truths and tradition held so sacrosanct for nearly two millennia. He will explain in Part Nineteen of Chapter Four The Language of the "New Mass" For the third section, see Ecumenism.
LATER THIS WEEK:
On Friday Mario Derksen will continue with his series on the The Humanism of John Paul II with his 5th installment in which he refutes arguments by a FSSP priest who praised the Pope's Assisi fiasco. Truly the Crisis in the Church has reached a state of emergency with heresy, corruption and confusion roaring out of control and the "Fire Chief" is only pouring gasoline on the fire with more abominations such as the ecumaniacal Assisi sessions as Mario explains in part five in his column Assisi Revisited: Responding to a Defense (I) For his column last week, see Humanism and Novelty
On Friday, we'll focus on how the American Bishops have created their own monster in a short article by George Neumayr that provides evidence they were warned years ago and have chosen to ignore a problem which is now imploding the entire post-conciliar Church as you'll see in In the Absence of Faith .
Christ or chaos
In Friday's issue Dr. Thomas Droleskey continues his popular series on G.I.R.M. Warfare when he analyzes paragraph 94 in showing how the permanent deacons in so many parishes have hindered vocations to the priesthood and to compound the problems, many of these deacons are not properly grounded in their faith and are being allowed to spread heresy with no one to keep them in check as he points out in his 45th installment, The Rise and Fall of the Permanent Deaconate . For Tom's installment last week, see Alter Christus, not altar personalities!.
The Fatima FILE
On Friday we continue a chronological account of the cover-up by Modern Rome as documented by Father Paul Kramer and brought to you through the good graces and permission of John Vennari, editor of Catholic Family News. Friday we present the time frame from the end of Vatican II through 1983 in part two of Chronology of a Cover-Up For last week's introduction, see part one of Chronology of a Cover-Up.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED SO FAR THIS WEEK:
Tuesday we continued our a week-long series focusing on the "Implosion of Corruption" and how it could so craftily cast such a pall over our beloved Church. Dr. Thomas Droleskey pointed out the homosodomy agenda and how there can be no more coddling of sodomites, no matter who they are or how high up in the hierarchy. It's time to call a spade a spade and root out the vermin as Tom explained in his column Water Boys Abound
Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
In Tuesday's issue we presented a letter by the Benedictine Monk Father Don Lourenço Fleichman sent to Bishop Rangel and the Priests of Campos the end of October last year warning of the dangers of compromising with Modern Rome as he called upon his own experiences and cited others which he illustrated in his letter Do not be deceived.
We presented yesterday the third of an excellent three-part commentary by Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant, who has given us permission to bring this insightful piece to our readers which reveals all too clearly the web of deceit by the insatiable Modernists bent on auto-demolition of the Faith itself. He explained in part three of Vatican II: Weapon of Mass Destruction
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In Tuesday's issue we continued with the fourth episode of chapter seven in Part III - "The Shadowing." Morning in Rome finds Swiss Guards and altar boys escorting the many coffins into place inside St. Peter's. Solemnity and sorrow fill the cavernous basilica as workers observe this pre-ceremony, a dress rehearsal for the pending funerals which Sr. Bridget fears will turn into a media circus.
Monday began a week-long series focusing on the implosion of corruption in the post-conciliar Church to examine how this could so easily cast such a pall over our beloved Church. We started off with some excellent insight by Catharine Lamb who next week will become a regular contributing writer for The DAILY CATHOLIC with her weekly column "Shears and Tears of a Lamb." In her inaugural column under the FOCUS feature, she showed how so many of the flock have been so completely hoodwinked While you were sleeping...
Monday editor Michael Cain pointed out that Rome did not go far enough last week and so the dust of destruction just continues to pile up. The solution isn't as problematic as one might think. All one needs to do is follow Christ's counsel in Sacred Scripture and therein lie the answers to finding holy bishops who will truly clean house as he explained in his commentary Sweep 'em all out! All we need is a Rosary and a Broom!
Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Monday we continued with the fifth installment of a series by Atila Sinke Guimarães, with Dr. Marian Therese Horvat assisting in translation and editing an orthodox, traditional, true Roman Catholic response in seven installments (from April 15-May 6) to the flawed document "The Hebrew People in its Holy Scriptures and the Christian Bible" issued late last year by the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Commission. It created quite a stir with a horror story in the New York Times in late January. Guess what? Those horror stories are true! Atila tackled part three of the document showing how Modern Rome is Denying the Objectivity of the Jewish Crimes Against Our Lord and the Nascent Church in the fifth installment of an essay that should truly alarm you regarding the Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas
Doctors of the Church
Monday's Doctor of the Church was another from the 4th century who also faced the intense persecutions and calumnies of the Arian bishops. Son of two saints and the sibling of two others, this Doctor of the Church teamed with another Doctor of the Church to uphold true teaching. He is considered the Church's Theologian. This Cappadocian bishop, called the "Administrator of Theology" we featured as the fifth on the chronological list was Saint Gregory of Nazianzen
WEDNESDAY, May 1:
Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Foster-father of Jesus, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patron of the universal Church and Patron of Carpenters and Laborers. Historical feast of Saint Peregrine Laziosi, Religious who died in 1345. He is Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers.
THURSDAY, May 2:
Feast of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. This "Apostle of Tradition" died in 373.
FRIDAY, May 3:
Traditional Feasts of the martyred Pope Saint Alexander, and his followers Eventius and Theodulus in 119. Also Traditional feast of Saint Juvenal, Bishop who died in 376. In the new, feast of the Apostles Saint Philip and Saint James.
SATURDAY, May 4:
Traditional Feast of Saint Monica, Mother of Saint Augustine. She died in 387. Historical feast of Saint Florian who was martyred in 304 and Saint Godehard, Bishop who died in 1038.
SUNDAY, May 5:
Fifth Sunday after Easter. In the new the 6th Sunday of Easter. Traditional Feast of Pope Saint Pius V, author of Quo Primum and De defectibus and enforcer of the decrees of Trent who also called on the faithful to pray the Rosary for Victory at Lepanto. He died in 1572. Historical feast of Saint Judith, Patroness of Prussia who died in the ninth century.
For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections