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Today Dr. Frank Joseph asks what so many have been wondering, why is it today's bishops won't respond unless their reputation or jobs are on the line? He rightly asserts that had they been vigilant and truly the successors of the Apostles, they would have clearly seen by the grace of the Holy Ghost the infiltration of those intent on violating the Fifth and Sixth Commandments. Because they did not, because they refused to pull their heads out of the sands of acceptance by the world we have today the terrible holocaust of abortion and the widening scandal of sex abuse. Truly they have been negligent as Dr. Frank illustrates in his column Why does the Hierarchy continuously hide except when its their own hide?
In this issue we bring you a short essay by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen which could have been written today considering the state of the world and the post-conciliar Church. He talks about how when man blames his own responsibilities on others there are consequences in both the physical and moral laws. He points out the universality of God for the Almighty is not reserved only for Americans, only for Brits, or anyone else and that Christ is King of all throughout history. He illustrates this in Denial of Responsiblity
Vignettes of LaSalette
"The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honours and pleasures, the priests have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads. Woe to the priests and to those dedicated to God who by their unfaithfulness and their wicked lives are crucifying my Son again! The sins of those dedicated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and now vengeance is at their door, for there is no one left to beg mercy and forgiveness for the people. There are no more generous souls, there is no one left worthy of offering a stainless sacrifice to the Eternal for the sake of the world."
Pope Paul III announces the Council of Trent
On this date 457 years ago in 1545, Pope Paul III announced the Council of Trent which would open on December 13th of the same year. He sought to reconcile the damage done by the Protestant Reformation by inviting both Catholic Bishops and Protestant leaders to sit down face to face and work out their differences. When the Protestants steadfastly declined, the great Council of Trent went on as scheduled in the mountainous city of Trent in northern Italy. The reforms and resolve determined at this landmark Ecumenical Council still hold today though the liturgy has undergone quite a transformation. Much of this is due to the Judeo-Masonic agenda and subterfuge to destroy the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by greatly minimizing and anihilating the sacrificial nature of the Holy Sacrifice. There is a great misconception that the Mass could be said totally in the vernacular and eliminate Latin. In truth Latin was to be preserved in the key elements of the Mass as the Mother tongue of the Church, but was not. This has led to a protestantizing of the universal Church, creating in effect a new religion, one foreign from the one practiced for 2000 years and founded by Christ and ratified in its entirety by the Council of Trent. As we have said so often on these pages, only when Trent II is convened will the Mystical Body begin to become whole and holy again.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Prayer Ejaculation to Our Lady by Saint Germanus
May the last movement of my tongue be to pronounce the name of the Mother of God.
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
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
LATER THIS WEEK:
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
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK:
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
Tuesday Catharine Lamb pinpointed 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 titled her column, Latchkey Catholics.
In Tuesday's issue we presented 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, weighed in on why the increased pressure on Traditionalists by Modern Rome as he brought 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 continued 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 built in Episode Six
On Monday editor Michael Cain reported from the bunkers where Traditionalists are hunkered down deflecting needless artillery from Modern Rome who has decided the real enemy is anyone who professes to embrace the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church, which is Eternal Rome. Meanwhile the scandalous and very damaging 'fruits of Vatican II' continue to run amok in the post-conciliar jungle as it becomes more apparent everyday that the "top banana" Modernists have no intention to rein in the abusers. They claim they see no evil, hear no evil and say no evil yet it is obvious they're slipping all over themselves on the peels of denial and contradiction as evil indeed permeates every fiber of the hierarchy. So much for trust. The modern hierarchy ape sincerity while continuing to monkey around with the sacrosanct. For this week's editorial, see Who's fooling who?!?
On the BattleLine
In Monday's issue Atila Sinke Guimar„es showed how the decline of the priesthood both in vocations and caliber of men began when Vatican II relaxed the disciplines and embraced the world in an attempt to accommodate the modern world rather than shepherd the flocks whose pasture was so ascew. Atila pointed out how the problems today can be traced to this and yet modern Rome refuses to see the obvious as he explained in his column No longer just 'in' the world, but now 'of' it!
Doctors of the Church
Monday's Doctor of the Church was the first to migrate from the north, the Rhineland area of Trier and settled in Milan, Italy where he cast away a lucrative career as a lawyer and politician to accept the people's acclaim as their Bishop. He ruled in holiness and justice and was responsible for converting and nurturing Saint Augustine. Together they fought vigorously against the Arian heresy towards the end of the 4th century. This Bishop, this "Converter of Saints" who we featured as the seventh on the chronological list was Saint Ambrose
LITURGY OF THE SAINTS
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