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  • Monday       November 11, 2002       volume 13, no. 133
    Double Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop and Confessor
    and the Traditional Feast of Saint Mennas, who was martyred in the third century
    Know the Faith in order to Keep the Faith!
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    November is the Month of the Communion of Saints. The first day is dedicated to the Church Triumphant (All Saints), the second to the Church Suffering (All Souls); the rest of the month and year is up to us - the Church Militant - to do our part.
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    Christ or chaos
    As a follow-up, or maybe even an 'after-prequel' to his no-nonsense column in last Thursday's issue Amazing Conclusions, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey exposes what is happening in so many dioceses today and that is how intimidation and the Indult Mass go hand in hand in keeping in check any dissent by the faithful of outrageous errors being committed or allowed by the shepherds from the pastors to the bishops to the Pope. As he points out, one would have to be blind not to see what is happening. Sadly, many are and they cannot see what Pope Leo XIII was given in vision: Since Vatican II God has withdrawn His graces because man thought he had a better idea of peace on earth by deconstructing what the Son of God established. Tom holds nothing back in another excellent uncompromising column Needless Antagonisms .

    On the BattleLine
    Atila Sinke Guimar„es, a foremost authority on the causes and effects of Vatican II, shares with us excerpts from his new book Animus Delendi - II, the fifth in a his excellent, thorough series Eli, Eli, Lamma sabacthani. These excerpts from Animus Delendi - II are barely the bones of the 'maneuvers' the conciliarists have engineered and to get the full picture - the meat of the matter - we encourage you to purchase and read Animus Delendi - II as well as the many other excellent books and booklets available from Tradition In Action. These books are must reads for they hold the key to all that is happening today. Today he presents his Introduction to Animus Delendi - II, provided in abridged form, on how aggiornamento became Secularization, thus opening the way for the pan-religious concept of Ecumenism to eke into the Church lexicon and open the door wide for novelty and abuse, masked in ambiguity for the very purpose intended: the desire to destroy: animus delendi. He explains in Secularization and Ecumenism - the Two Principal Maneuvers of Vatican II.
    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In his sermon for the 25th Sunday After Pentecost, taken from the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, which Father Louis Campbell delivered to his parishioners yesterday, he cites the Gospel reading of Matthew 13: 24-30. Father points out how the cockles of sin squeeze and choke our spiritual life. The most suffocating rotting root being satan's tabernacle - the television and the obscene material emitting from this "black box of terror" that far exceeds anything imagined in the times of Sodom and Gomorrah. Mock and smirk all you want, he cautions the faithful, but damnation is no laughing matter and the more we forget that and cave to the wiles of the devil, the more the architect of hell plants more weeds to choke out everything around the few strands of wheat that remain in the remnant garden. We need to help eradicate the weeds through a strong sensus fidelium. Father gives his traditional 'garden tips' in his sermon, Weeds Among the Wheat.
    Profiles of the Saints & Seasons
    Today is the Double Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop and Patron Saint of Soldiers who also happened to be the uncle of Saint Patrick of Ireland. It is also the Traditional Feast of Saint Mennas, who was martyred for the Faith in the third century. For the Proper of the Mass of the day and profile, see Saint Martin of Tours


    Traditional Insight
    Over the weekend Mario Derksen began a series on the controversy that surrounds "the illicit Episcopal Ordinations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre." In part one, Mario presented apologetics, based on the Angelic Doctor of the Church, Canon Law and a documented letter from the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops that prove that before the ordinations on June 30, 1988, there was no excommunication. He showed that the law of salvation supercedes all other laws when placed on the list of priorities and necessities. Thus he set up the undeniable arguments for why Archbishop Lefebvre acted as he did in ordaining four bishops for the Society of St. Pius X. More and more as the truth comes forward countless Catholics are beginning to look differently at the SSPX. They are not the 'raging schismatics' they've been portratyed to be by the post-conciliarists. Mario laid out the syllogisms in the first part of his series with Refuting Claims of Excommunication Before June 30, 1988.


    Christ or chaos
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey answered his critics who have accused him of pope-bashing. In a masterfully written response, he showed that if that is true, then his accusers stand guilty of bashing today the saints and holy Pontiffs that preceded John Paul II over the past 2000 years. Be careful of the company you keep, he warns in tweaking consciences. Tom's syllogisms leave no room for neo-Catholics to retort since he references the very 'heroes' conservative Catholics had always considered thee 'authorities' as Tom shared what the great Saint Bernard of Clairvaux cautioned a pope of his time to his face. Since meeting the pope personally is nigh unto impossible for Traditional Catholics, we hope his Holiness will read it here and understand the sincerity and love that Tom imparts through his words, which are truly sensus Catholicus in every way as you'll discover in his column yesterday Amazing Conclusions .

    Petition the Pope
    In reinforcing what Dr. Droleskey called for above, we are encouraging all readers to go to www.tradAA.com which is the site established to petition the Holy Father to tune a deaf ear to the modernists he has appointed within the Curia and in chanceries and to establish without delay Traditional Apostolic Administrations to truly fulfill what he first promised in his Ecclesia Dei motu proprio in 1988. It is a petition to the Pope for canonical protection so that priests may freely say the Mass that was never abrogated - the Traditional Latin Mass - without reprisal from their local bishops. A strong response to this petition could go a long way in the faithful being assured of assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass universally. By taking the local ordinary out of the picture, Catholics will no longer be deprived of the Gregorian Rite, which, for nearly a millennium and a half, was the approved rite of Holy Mother Church and which has produced the fruits of so many conversions; something the Novus Ordo after 33 years of novelty and innovation after innovation, has failed to do. One is a fruitful tree yielding abundant fruit; the latter a barren tree that needs to be cast into the fire as Our Lord affirms in Matthew vii: 15-20. To sign the petition and research further the canonical reasons, see Traditional Apostolic Administrations .


    Shears and Tears of a Lamb
    Catharine Lamb continued where she left off a few weeks ago in her "Notes from the Trenches" as she shared why neo-Catholics have become so entrenched in novelty and buy whatever ambiguity is interpreted for them, even if it is out and out heresy. Truly sheep without shepherds for they have no one to guide them on the narrow path which Christ confirms is the only way. Instead they are scattered, thinking they don't need a shepherd, don't need to follow the path millions have traveled to eternal safety over the past 2000 years. If it weren't for loyal, traditional Catholics, we might have totally forgotten our Faith and moral values. She pointed out how the sheep first were scattered when they rejected Humanae vitae. She also stressed that we should all be righteously incensed at what the conciliarists have done to our faith and our lives as she explained in her column Turning up the Heat.

    Mass Confusion
    Reprinted with permission from the latest chock-filled issue of The Remnant, Michael Matt weighed in with an excellent article that exposes the neo-Catholic luminaries who have been tripping themselves up left and right in trying to defame one of their own who has now crossed over to Truth. Why have they been so vicious in clinging to their own sand-based houses? And why, If one dares to seek and find the truths that were always there, why then have these neo-Catholic authorities done all in their power to denounce the truthseeker? Why have they made one whom they once embraced so warmly - Bob Sungenis - now persona non grata Could it be because misery loves company? Could it be pride that they refuse to see what Bob has discovered and why he is now fully in the Traditional Catholic camp? Michael answered these questions in A Reign of Terror in the Civilization of Love.

    What you might have missed in our most recent columns, articles, features and series:
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  • Why Celibacy? Mario Derksen
  • Misrepresenting the Truth... Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Possession Feed My Sheep
  • Notes from the Trenches Catharine Lamb
  • Vatican II under the..." Bishop Williamson
  • Episode Seven of Chapter 8 "White Smoke, Black Fire!"
  • An Urgent Message to All Catholics Dr. Joseph
  • The Tenth Promise of the Sacred Heart
  • Liturgy of the SaintsSt. Willibrord
  • The Real Crux of the Church's Crisis Erven Park
  • Mass Confusion "Trampled Tradition" Gary L. Morella
  • The Common Good and... Atila Sinke Guimar„es
  • De-kneeing and Denying Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • A Goodness that has... Dr. Marian T. Horvat
  • Our Last Shot at Saving... Dr. Frank Joseph
  • Book Review: The Great Facade
  • The Neo-Catholic Dead-End! Dr. Thomas Woods
  • Saint Isidore of Seville
  • Spin and Cover Gary L. Morella

  • Semper Idem? Jacob Michael

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    November 11, 2002
    volume 13, no. 133
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