IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
In this issue we focus on how the revelations of the sexual abuse scandals are sodomy sins rather 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
Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Today 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. Next Thursday Dr. Marian's regular column "True Echoes of Catholicism" will return in this regular slot. Today Atila examines 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
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
In today's issue we 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. The fifth part in our 271st installment, taken from My Catholic Faith, is Purpose of Amendment.
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 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"
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:|
Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Wednesday, to find out what really was behind the meeting in Rome last week with the red-hats all gathering and posturing, we presented 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
"Feed My sheep"
In Wednesday's issue we provide a scenario of the majestic apparition site of La Salette high in the Western Alps of France and how those messages from Our Lady foretold of these times and how our failure to recognize the Blessed Mother's warning has contributed to the malaise she alerted us of over a century and a half ago. It is basically an open letter to the hierarchy to get their act together as Our Lady warned as you'll see in A La Salette Travelogue - Have we arrived at the Final Undoing?
Pro Life Prescriptions
Dr. Frank Joseph took to task the popular Amazon.com website on Wednesday 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 explained in his column PP Piranhas on the "Amazon"
In Wednesday's issue we brought 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 explained in We may have the will, but not the way if we insist on our own will
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!
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 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. On Monday 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 the son of two saints and the sibling of two others. He teamed with another Doctor of the Church to uphold true teaching and 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
Today in Church History
Beatification of a modern and beloved mystic who bore the Stigmata
"How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world and yet at home in it?"
"Religious liberty might be upposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it."
On this day three years ago before an overflowing crowd in St. Peter's Square, John Paul II elevated Blessed Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, the mystical Capuchin monk who bore the visible stigmata and was beloved by all. Born on May 25, 1887, he passed on to his Heavenly reward on September 23, 1968 and almost immediately after the five year waiting period the cause of this loyal servant, who offered so much suffering for the remission of sins and who placed obedience above all other virtues, was introduced in Rome. Sanctioned by the Vatican for a time, he remained obedient to Christ always. He also continued to say the Traditional Latin Mass even when the Novus Ordo was the norm. He went to his grave never having said the New World Order Mass. Today many have made claims that this holy Capuchin has been appearing to countless people at various times. Though this has not been confirmed, it is known that during his life it was documented that, through the grace of God, he was given the gift of being able to be in another place - bilocation, if you will - while his body was still in another. He will be canonized this year.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Prayer for the Feast of Saint Athanasius
O God, the Rewarder of faithful souls, grant that by the prayers of blessed Athanasius, Thy confessor and bishop, whose venerable festival we celebrate, we may obtain pardon. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen."
Collect for today's Mass
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LITURGY OF SAINTS
THURSDAY, May 2:
SATURDAY, May 4:
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.
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