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  • Thursday       November 14, 2002       volume 13, no. 136
    Double Traditional Feast of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr
    and the historical feast of Saint Laurence O'Toole, Archbishop of Dublin
    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
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey continues his thread of articles on the socio-political climate in respect to the teachings of Holy Mother Church. Following up his Thirty Years of Indifference yesterday, he presents today part one of a Catholic explanation of the "Just War Theory." He asks just what constitutes a just war and how does it correspond with what the great Doctors of the Church asserted. With the situation of war with Iraq more dangerous than ever, he points out that rumors of war may stir emotions, but do the major principals and populace really understand the principles of justification? He doubts this as illustrates in part one that the Unites States is "more of a threat to innocent life than Saddam Hussein will ever be" as he explains in part one of The Real Enemies Are Within .

    Echoes of True Catholicism
    With war in our streets from snipers to terrorists, with the rumors of war with Iraq so imminent, Dr. Marian Therese Horvat reminds us that we know not the hour when our lives will end. She cites the wisdom and counsel of Saint John Bosco in keeping the concept of Death, Judgment, Heaven and hell before his students at all times so that we will be prepared. So also should we be prepared and focused on the Four Last Things. Since Vatican II, these all-important Novissima have been de-emphasized in order to placate the modern world, giving in to tolerance and diversity at the mortal expense of millions and millions of souls. Contrary to what the modern Church preaches that no one goes to hell, they'll find out the truth when they get there. That is why Marian emphasizes the need for preaching the Novissima from every pulpit for death could be at our door at anytime as she explains in her column The Inevitability of the Novissima .
    Profiles of the Saints & Seasons
    Today is the Traditional Double Feast of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr who gave his life for Christ in 1623. It is also the historical feast of the Archibishop of Dublin in the late twelfth century, Saint Laurence O'Toole who died in 1180. For the Proper of the Mass of the day and profile, see Saint Josaphat


    Tomorrow Mario Derksen continues with the second installment of his series on the controversy that surrounds The illicit Episcopal Ordinations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

    Dr. Thomas Droleskey in tomorrow's issue will complete his two-part reflections begun today above on the "Just War Theory" in accordance with St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas in his essay The Real Enemies Are Within.


    Pro Life Prescriptions
    Dr. Frank Joseph analyzed the epidemic that broke out last week across the U.S.A. which caused Republicans to become absolutely giddy. He showed how the stampede should continue if the Grand Old Party upholds their promise to legislate pro-life measures as he explained in his column Good slam-dunks Evil

    SIMPLY SHEEN: Treasures from Bishop Sheen
    The late, great Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen talked about the lost art of hospitality and how we can practice it in the true Christian sense, seeing Christ in everyone we meet and greet. Always exhibiting our Catholic way towards all in love, never compromise or tolerance for sin. In that way, we will discover that we don't have to search high and low, spending endless time searching for the "Holy Grail of Grace," for it is there before us if we only peel away the "no vacancy" sign over our eyes and heart as Bishop Sheen pointed out in The Holy Grail of Grace is there if we reach out to others and share the banquet!


    Shears and Tears of a Lamb
    Catharine Lamb lamented the closing of another religious institution - a once-thriving Benedictine Abbey which, in essence, tells the story of the fate of the Church in America. Holy institutions that once provided the conduit for vocations are falling by the wayside thanks to 'modern spirituality', novelty and ecumenism. Catharine related the sad details in her column Death of an Abbey.

    HOT ISSUES: Compromise with the Jews.
    Gary Morella analyzed and commented on a news report by Vatican correspondent John Thavis for Catholic News Service in which Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, is quoted and cornered in his own heresy in the CNS story in our SIGNS THAT CAUSE ONE TO WONDER section. Gary refutes this absolute insanity in HOT ISSUE of the Jewish Compromise at Voices of Deceit.
    White Smoke, Black Fire!
    Gleaned from the daily headlines and Sacred Scripture, "White Smoke, Black Fire!" deals with the Anti-Christ, trying to wrest control from within the Vatican after a horrific holocaust of terror at the birthplace of Abraham. It is late on the 4th of November and Pat, Niki, Stephen and Ogidi stayed longer at the Ristorante Romano than they should have and the consequences were disastrous as the beast bellowed forth its hideous, hatred, targeting Pat as the prize of Maria Figuerido's mission from hell. Was Pat prepared to face his own death? Some insight into his past gave us a hint of what might lie ahead in Chapter Eight, Episode Eight


    On the BattleLine
    Atila Sinke Guimar„es, a foremost authority on the causes and effects of Vatican II, shared 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. Monday he presented his Introduction to Animus Delendi - II how 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 explained in Secularization and Ecumenism - the Two Principal Maneuvers of Vatican II.

    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    Father Louis Campbell pointed 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 cautioned 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 gave his traditional 'garden tips' in his sermon, Weeds Among the Wheat.


    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. Mario laid out the syllogisms in the first part of his series with Refuting Claims of Excommunication Before June 30, 1988.

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  • An Urgent Message to All Catholics Dr. Joseph
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  • Mass Confusion "Reign of Terror in the... Michael J. Matt
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    November 14, 2002
    volume 13, no. 136
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