FRIDAY: Double Feast of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church and historical feast of Saint Leopold, Religious Founder

SATURDAY: Double Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great, Benedictine Abbess and Mystic
SUNDAY: Semi-Double Feast of the 26th Sunday After Pentecost and Traditional Feast of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop and Confessor

November 15-17, 2002
Volume 13, no. 137

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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.


Traditional Insight
Mario Derksen continues his series on the controversy that surrounds "the illicit Episcopal Ordinations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre." In part two, Mario presents factors that occurred in May of 1988 as he begins to lay the groundwork for the background that will show there was No Schism or Excommunication On or Immediately After June 30, 1988. He shows how the archbishop, after cooperating fully in signing a Protocol Agreement with Rome, was then coerced by Vatican operatives to sign a letter which varied greatly from what had priorly been agreed upon in dialogue with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. This Lefebvre could not sign. Mario references why in the archbishop's own words which he conveyed to his priests in Paris at St. Nicolas du Chardonnet after signing the original general Protocol Agreement. But this document was only a prelude to the shenanigans and doublespeak Rome would perform in cornering the one man who knew something was terribly wrong. This mechanization by Rome was, as Mario explains the ol' Bait and Switch!.

 Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
This is the accompanying reference to which Mario Derksen refers to in the second installment of his series on Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Modern Rome in trying to clear up the misunderstanding and deception that continues up to today. This includes the Protocol Agreement and the "Would-be Drafted Letter to the Pope" as cleverly crafted by Rome for Lefebvre to sign. Needless to say the archbishop never signed it or sent it to the Pope. These documents, along with the archbishop's own words to his priests immediately following the Protocol, can be found at Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Modern Rome
Christ or chaos
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey completes his two part reflection with part two 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 two that "as long as people and their nations make war upon God and His Holy Church by means of their unrepentant sins, then all use of armed hostilities, no matter the justice of the cause at issue, will fail to provide any true security for any nation or for the world" as he explains in part two of The Real Enemies Are Within .
Profiles of the Saints & Seasons
In this weekend's Profile of the Saints, Friday is the Double Feast of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church who died in 1280, and the historical feast of Saint Leopold, Religious Founder who died in 1136. Saturday is the Double Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great, Benedictine Abbess and Mystic. Sunday is the Semi-Double Feast of the 26th Sunday After Pentecost, from the 6th Sunday After Epiphany, and the Traditional Feast of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop and Confessor. For profiles and the Proper of these Masses, see Profile of the Saints & Seasons


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 reminded us Thursday that we know not the hour when our lives will end. She cited 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 emphasized the need for preaching the Novissima from every pulpit for death could be at our door at anytime as she explained in her column The Inevitability of the Novissima .


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. Another Tradition will soon be obliterated; one that St. Benedict weeps over despite all the conciliar spin that the 'Benedictine spirituality' is mushrooming. The only things 'mushrooming' are the toadstools of the Vatican II fungus that continue to rot away within the Church. 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 ISSUE: 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, was quoted and cornered in his own heresy. Gary refuted this absolute insanity with his comments on this HOT ISSUE of the Jewish Compromise in Voices of Deceit.

White Smoke, Black Fire!
Gleaned from the daily headlines and Sacred Scripture, "White Smoke, Black Fire!" deals with how the followers of the Anti-Christ, through political cunning, compromise and media manipulation, try to wrest control from within the Vatican after a horrific holocaust of terror at the birthplace of Abraham. As the world tries to recover, evening has descended on the fourth night of November. Pat, Niki, Stephen and Ogidi stayed longer at the Ristorante Romano than they should have and the consequences were disastrous. Was Pat prepared to face his own death? Some insight into his past gave us a hint of what lie ahead. 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. We encourage you to look into the many 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 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"
In his sermon for the 25th Sunday After Pentecost Father Louis Campbell cited the Gospel reading of Matthew 13: 24-30. Father 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.

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