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This weekend Mario Derksen begins a series on the controversy that surrounds "the illicit Episcopal Ordinations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre." In part one, Mario presents 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 shows that the law of salvation supercedes all other laws when placed on the list of priorities and necessities. Thus he sets 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 lays out the syllogisms in the first part of his series with Refuting Claims of Excommunication Before June 30, 1988.
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In this weekend's sermon, Father Louis Campbell looks at the international scene and why America is so intent on aligning with Israel. His simple, but undeniable scriptural facts prove this is folley for what is going on between Jews, Muslims, Evangelical Protestants, and Catholics by way of the ecumenical path the conciliar Church has taken is leading toward a great fall with dire consequences for they have all 'misinterpreted' the meaning of the 'Temple' and 'Jerusalem.' The Jews are making a terrible mistake, a fatal one, because they are trying to interpret the Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament as applying to themselves, whereas they were already fulfilled in Jesus Christ, the true Messiah. The Evangelical Protestants are also making a mistake, because they support the Jews in the matter of the rebuilding of the Temple, for their own reasons. Catholics are making a crucial mistake by giving any kind of credence to either misguided view with all this ecumenical nonsense by failing to heed what the Church has always discerned from Divine Revelation. The truth is the Abomination of Desolation has already occurred.Father points out in his homily The Temple and the Abomination of Desolation.
Profiles of the Saints & Seasons
In this weekend's Profile of the Saints, Friday is the Octave Day of last Friday's Solemn Double of the First Class Feast of All Saints. It is also the Traditional Feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs - Saint Severus, Severian, Carpophorus, and Victorinus who were martyred by Diocletian in 306. In addition, Friday is the historical feast of Saint Godfrey, Bishop. Saturday we celebrate the Dedication of Saint John Lateran Basilica in Rome. It is also known as the Archbasilica of Our Savior and the Pope's church. Saturday is also the Traditional Feast of Saint Theodore of Tyro, known as 'the Recruit' who also was slain under Diocletian in 306. Sunday is the Semi-Double Observance of the 25th Sunday After Pentecost with the Proper of the Mass taken from the 5th Sunday After Epiphany. It is also the Traditional Feasts of the martyrs Saints Tryphon, Respicius, and the holy virgin Nympha, as well as the celebration of Saint Andrew Avellino, Priest and Confessor who died in 1608. For profiles and the Proper of these Masses, see Profile of the Saints & Seasons
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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 .
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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.
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.
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"Qui legit, intelligat"
In his sermon for the 24th Sunday After Pentecost, taken from the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, Father Louis Campbell spoke of the divinity of Christ. It was Peter, the first Pope, who first acknowledged Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God. For only One such as this could calm the seas and the winds. The winds of heresy and the seas of novelty need to be calmed today for sadly the successor of Peter in these times - John Paul II - is afraid to rock the boat by acknowledging to Jew, Muslim, Hindu and the rest that Christ is the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity - Three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Ghost - in One God. In shying away from the truths in favor of a pan-religious Pelagianism, it would seem the pope is afraid to offend the mind of man. Sadly the leaders of the post-conciliar Church shy away from their ultimate responsibity to uphold what St. Paul affirms in Hebrews 11: 6, "Without faith it is impossible to please God." That faith is contained only in the faith handed down by the Son of God; the only faith with the four indelible marks - One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. No where in there is the word "Ecumenical" as Father emphasized in his homily "What manner of man is this?".