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In today's commentary, editor Michael Cain questions how anyone in their right mind, especially Catholics, cannot see the implosion that is happening and why the nominal Novus Ordo Missae or NOM of Paul VI can never replace the eternal sacrifice. How far it has veered from that concept is apparent for the NOM that was foisted on the faithful over three decades ago has greatly affected the principle of Lex orandi, lex credendi. Whether neo-Catholics want to admit it or not, the religion that has risen from the ashes of Vatican II is not Roman Catholic but rather the religion of Baal! He points out that 33 Years of novelty and innovation, heresy and herding, ransacking and ravaging the disciples and disciplines of the Church is quite enough, thank you. It is time to put a stop to the nom de guerre that is the New Order...the New Mass...the Novus Ordo Missae...the NOM. For the sake of all that is holy, he prays and encourages a return to the Tried and True! Tridentine True! He explains in his editorial
The 'New Order' is in Total Disorder!.
On the BattleLine
Atila Sinke Guimar„es weighs in with his perspective of events this past week and over the weekend which might very well have flown beneath the radar of the major media. Often many do not see the 'game' that is really being played. The USCCB Fall Conference in Washington D.C. has just finished up. Despite the saccharine spin the American Bishops tried to put on the new revisions, the truth is the Charter of Dallas' contritional tone has changed to a more defiant tone of pharasaic indignation as these chameleon American prelates, in scrambling to blame somebody, are spinning out of control with excuses. To take the heat off, they're trying to set up an expiatory goat to butt heads with. Meanwhile in Brazil, subversive political and ecclesiastical leaders are leaning farther left in pointing an accusatory finger at the U.S. He explains in The Blame Game.
"Qui legit, intelligat"
Father Louis Campbell cites the joy that is expressed in the Epistle and Gospel for the Proper of the 26th Sunday After Pentecost. That joy is in knowing that no matter what the modern Church might change or say, we can be assured that God will not abandon us, but protect His Church through the guidance of the Mother of the Church - the Blessed Virgin Mary who will never steer us wrong for she is the Woman of the Apocalypse. God provides for us as He did for Mary the "two wings of the great eagle" so that we too may fly away into the wilderness of prayer, to return to the bosom of Holy Mother Church in order to protect us from the wiles of satan, allowing us to refresh before engaging in battle again against the principalities and wickedness on high. That is the essence of his sermon which he gave yesterday, entitled
"The Wings of an Eagle.
Doctors of the Church
The sixteenth Doctor in this chronological series on the Doctors of the Church is the illustrious ornament of the Anglo-Saxon Church and its first historian. Considered the Father of English History, he was the first to date events as in the "Year of Our Lord" - Anno Domini (A.D.). Considered a Father of the Church, this man is one of the few among the saints who is called Venerable. He was the Benedictine Saint Bede the Venerable.
Profiles of the Saints & Seasons
Today is the Double Major Feast of the Dedication of the Roman Basilicas of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls. They serve as the two pillars of the two great Apostles who, from Rome spread the Faith to the entire world by the grace of the Holy Ghost as promised by Our Lord and Savior to Peter. For the Proper of the Mass of the day and profile, see Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS PAST WEEKEND'S ISSUE:
Mario Derksen continued his series on the controversy that surrounds "the illicit Episcopal Ordinations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre." In part two, Mario presented 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 showed 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 referenced 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 explained the ol' Bait and Switch!.
Christ or chaos
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey completed his two part reflection with part two of a Catholic explanation of the "Just War Theory." He asked 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 pointed 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 illustrated 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 explained in part two of The Real Enemies Are Within .
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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 .
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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! .
HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST TUESDAY'S ISSUE:
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.