IN TODAY'S ISSUE:|
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
Today Catharine Lamb pinpoints how the family has been neglected in society and in the Church as well as she illustrates how too many Catholics are stuck on the fence of their Faith because the shepherds are too busy with worldly things in galivanting with the world, the flesh and the devil instead of staying home with their flocks and nourishing them with solid doctrine and caring spiritual direction. That is why so many of the Roman Catholic faithful consider themselves, as Catharine titles her column, Latchkey Catholics.
In today's issue we present the first of a two part eye-opening, excellent essay by Christopher A. Ferrara that first appeared in The Remnant and is reproduced here through the gracious cooperation of editor Michael Matt. Ferrara, who has been on the frontlines and seen it all up close and personal, weighs in on why the increased pressure on Traditionalists by Modern Rome as he brings us an account of what really went on during the emergency synod of American Cardinals at the Vatican last month and what should be done in part one of Pulling the Plug
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Tuesday we continue with the sixth episode of chapter seven in Part III - "The Shadowing." As the midday sun darts briefly through a rip in the rain clouds above the eternal city Cardinal Macelli receives a mysterious vial from Elena Grabe in a hidden grove in the hills outside of Rome. Meanwhile, in the heart of the city, Father Niki discovers that the small plastic material he asked his friend Lorenzo to analyze could be very, very shattering to all concerned as the suspense builds in Episode Six
LATER THIS WEEK:|
Echoes of True Catholicism
On Thursday Dr. Marian Therese Horvat will address the homosexual agenda in the post-conciliar Church today by reviewing a book that tries to claim sodomy was accepted in medieval times. She shows the error of this in an essay that refutes the revisionists who seek to change the course of history by changing history courses through books that deny the truths Christ handed down. Dr. Marian will explain in her column Rewriting History to Serve the Gay Agenda
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
Thursday we resume our catechesis on the Sacrament of Penance with the means to purging our souls of both mortal and venial sins. That tool is the sacramental confession, created for us that we might confess our sins, do penance and amend our life. By admitting our faults to Christ through His representatives on earth - the alter Christus the priest, we can be assured of forgiveness if we make a firm purpose of amendment as you'll see the means in Sacramental Confession.
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 focuses on Chapter Five with Part Two of The Apostolic Constitution of Pope Paul VI, Missale Romanum
On Friday Mario Derksen will continue with his series on the The Humanism of John Paul II with his 7th installment in which he asks would any Pope - any Pope before the conciliar modernists - ever have conceived of such a blasphemy as to deny Catholic truths through a blatant gesture of kissing the Koran and, by doing so, giving recognition to a false religion? The answer is clearly no! But John Paul II did just this in 1999. The real shocker is that it did not scandalize or incense Catholics everywhere. Such is the papal idolatry of today as Mario points out in his column With a Kiss, Like Judas.
Christ or chaos
In Friday's issue Dr. Thomas Droleskey continues his popular series on G.I.R.M. Warfare when he analyzes paragraph 97 through 99 and how euphemistic phrases and ideas have been drummed into the Catholic collective conscience that are in no way Roman Catholic but, in truth, Protestantism. Yet, few have seen through the veneer and, because of this, the abuses have been allowed to spread like wild fire as Tom explains in his 47th installment, Ecclesiastical Egalitarianism.
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 1991 up to the Jubilee Year 2000 in part four of Chronology of a Cover-Up
"Suffer and offer up those trifling injuries, those petty inconveniences, that daily befall you. This toothache, this headache, this cold, this contempt or that scorn. All these small sacrifices, being accepted and embraced with love, are highly pleasing to the Divine goodness, Who for a single cup of water has promised a sea of perfect bliss for His faithful." Saint Francis de Sales
Today in Church History
Birth of the Spanish King whose Queen was betrayed|
Today is the 481st anniversary of the birth of Philip II in 1521 who would go on to become the King of Spain and form an alliance with the Holy League that would lead to the victory over the Turks at Lepanto fifty years later. His monarchy was one of contradiction. While his policies and military prowess helped preserve Catholicism in Spain, his marriage to Queen Mary of England, daughter of Henry VIII by Catherine of Aragon, backfired in that the English, because of their distrust for her and the Spanish Catholic influence, rebelled and embraced Protestantism in retaliation for the harshness of Mary's actions as Queen, dubbing her "Bloody Mary" for her order to burn heretics at the stake.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Evening Prayer composed by Saint Augustine
"Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give Your Angels and Saints charge over those who sleep. For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest Your weary ones.
Bless Your dying ones.
Soothe Your suffering ones.
Pity Your afflicted ones.
Shield Your joyous ones.
And all for Your love's sake. Amen."
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 SAINTS
TUESDAY, May 21:
Pentecost Tuesday. Historical feast of Saint Godric of Finchale, Hermit who died in 1170 and Saint Andrew Bobola, Priest who was martyred in 1657.
WEDNESDAY, May 22:
Ember Day after Pentecost. Day of Fast and Partial Abstinence. Historical feast of Saint Rita of Cascia, Widow who died in 1456. Patroness of "impossible" cases.
THURSDAY, May 23:
Pentecost Thursday. Historical feast of Saint Julia of Corsica, Virgin who was martyred in 440. She is considered the Patroness of Corsica. Historical feast of Saint John Baptist de Rossi, Priest who died in 1764. He is considered the Patron of the Abandoned.
FRIDAY, May 24:
Ember Friday after Pentecost. Full Day of Fast and Abstinence. Historical feasts of Our Lady, Help of Christians, and Saint Joanna who died in the first century, and Saints Donatian and Rogatian, who were both martyred in 287.
SATURDAY, May 25:
Ember Saturday after Pentecost. Day of Fast and Partial Abstinence. Feast of Pope Saint Gregory VII. The holy monk Hildebrand died in 1085. Trational Feasts of Pope Saint Urban I, who was martyred in 230, and Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, Virgin and Religious Foundress who died in 1865. In the new, feast of Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church who died in 735 and Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi, Virgin who died in 1607.
SUNDAY, May 26: TRINITY SUNDAY
Feast of Saint Philip Neri, Priest and Patron of Rome who died in 1595. Traditional Feast of Pope Saint Eleutherius who was martyred in 526.
For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections