Today we complete our week-long FOCUS feature on Implosion of Corruption in the Church as we 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 .
Mario Derksen continues today 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)
Christ or chaos
In this 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 .
The Fatima FILE
This weekend 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. We present the second part from the end of Vatican II up through 1983 in part two of Chronology of a Cover-Up
"The priest who is to celebrate Mass should take every precaution to make sure that none of the things required for celebrating the Sacrament of the Eucharist is missing. A defect may occur with regard to the matter to be consecrated, with regard to the form to be observed and with regard to the consecrating minister. There is no Sacrament if any of these is missing: the proper matter, the form, including the intention, and the priestly ordination of the celebrant. If these things are present, the Sacrament is valid, no matter what else is lacking. There are other defects, however, which may involve sin or scandal, even if they do not impair the validity of the Sacrament."
Pope St. Pius V
490 years ago it was already too late!
Friday is the 490th anniversary of the 18th Ecumenical Council convened in 1512 by Pope Julius II. The Fifth Lateran Council's purpose was to bring discipline to the Church and curb the abuses that so confused the populace of that generation, very similar to the confusion today. The difference is that in the late fifteenth century and early sixteenth many of the abuses that created rebellion had began with clergy and such worldly Popes as Alexander VI, whose morals caused many to be scandalized and prompted many of the flock to relax their own values. The Lateran Council enacted reforms, but by the cancer of protest had already spread creating the carbuncle known as the Protestant Reformation. It wouldn't be until the Catholic counter-reformation and the Council of Trent that the Church would regain her senses. Many parallel Vatican II to the Reformation and it will take a holy council like Trent to right the Barque of Peter.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Prayer for the Feast of Saint Monica
O God, the Comforter of the sorrowful and the Salvation of them that put their trust in Thee, Who had merciful regard to the loving tears of blessed Monica in bringing about the conversion of her son Augustine; grant that by their united intercession, we may grieve over our sins and attain grace and pardon from Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one world without end. Amen.
From the Collect for the Feast of St. Monica
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
LITURGY OF THE SAINTS
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK:
On Thursday we focused 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
Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Thursday we brought 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. Atila examined 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 pointed out in an essay that should truly alarm you regarding the Changes in Doctrine and New Anathemas
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
Thursday we continued 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, was 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 all he wrote back then is backed by the solid Sacred Deposit of the Faith and still holds true. It takes up where the Ottaviani Intervention left off as you saw in Thursday's issue when Father addressed 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 explained in Part Nineteen of Chapter Four The Language of the "New Mass"
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
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!
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
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
MONDAY, May 6:
Traditional Feast of Saint John before the Latin Gate, Apostle who was saved from certain death in the cauldron and died on Patmos in 95. Historical feasts of Saint Evodius, Disciple and Bishop who was martyred in 46, and Blessed Edward Jones and Blessed Anthony Middleton who were both martyred in 1590.