St. Teresa of Avila
Graciously hear us, O God, our Savior, that a we rejoice in the festival of blessed Teresa, Thy Virgin, so we may be fed with the food of her Heavenly teaching, and grow in loving devotion towards Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.
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The Germs of G.I.R.M.
Today we bring you part fifty-three of Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's well-received, thought-provoking series on G.I.R.M. warfare as he continues analyzing and commenting on the ambiguity and errors in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and the ICEL operatives who have contributed to promulgating this atrocity. He questions why the New Mass places so much emphasis on the Word from the ambo instead of focusing on the Sacrifice on the altar. He also zeroes in on the out-of-control "mania for showmanship and spectacle" which creates constant commotion of the community and incessant music that stifles necessary quiet time for personal reflection and preparation to receive Christ, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, in Holy Communion. He illustrates the stark differences between the Traditional Latin Mass and the new abberation which cuts corners until the Faith is cornered in an ambiguous atmosphere that conceals the truths and beauty of the Tridentine Rite. In a parody of the Broadway hit "Side by side," we have dubbed this installment Ambo along, singing a song, hide more, hide. .
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 the world witnesses on global TV the assassination of John Paul II's successor and other religious leaders during a global ecumenical event to bring the world closer to One World Religion through the document One Eucharist. Elaborately staged at the birthplace of Abraham in the Tigris-Euphrates valley in Iraq, it is now forever known as the "Field of Death" for nearly a million were killed in the greatest holocaust in history on the morning of November 1st. We are now in the late afternoon of the fourth day after that tragic event as the world mourns and trembles at what will be next. Meanwhile Riage Benziger has gone for help, seeking his fellow Swiss Guards' help to get medical help for the stricken pope. He is unaware of the events that have taken place over the past four days. Will he unknowingly betray his Vicar of Christ? Inside the Vatican, Monsignor Stephen Navarro, O.M.I. experiences a shocking, haunting discovery in the hallowed marble halls of the corridor leading to the Sistine Chapel. As he tries to regain his strength and wits, across town Ogidi is transforming Pat Gallagher into an old beggar to make him less conspicuous to the Legion of the Basilisk as you'll see in Chapter Eight, Episode Five
Liturgy of the Saints
Today is the Double Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila, the holy virgin who held nothing back in her efforts to reform the Carmelite Order. In striving to uphold and preserve the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church she traveled the rugged roads of Spain fearing no man who dared to keep her from her appointed rounds for God. Born in Avila in Castile, Spain on March 28, 1515, Teresa became a holy force, called by wayward bishops as the "holy terror" in her efforts to aid the Counter-Reformation and to reinstill piety and purpose to her religious order. She died at the age of 67 at Alba de Tormes in Spain on October 14, 1582. Canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622, Paul VI made her the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Church in 1970. For more, see Saint Teresa of Avila.
The Most Holy Rosary
The Rosary of Mary: our most powerful weapon. October is Our Lady's month, the month of the Holy Rosary. It is also the month we remember her victory for all of Christendom at Lepanto and the 85th Anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima, the day the sun danced. Truly October is Our Lady's time, the month of the Holy Rosary. Pray for the unborn and that abortion will not be compromised by the political expediency of the times where misguided prelates mistakenly join the Death Penalty with the Abortion issue. The Catholic Church condemns abortion, not capital punishment. Pray that the flocks will not be further deceived. Click on the Rosary button to recite the full Rosary in either English or Latin.
For the 15 Promises to those who recite Mary's Holy Rosary, see PROMISES OF THE ROSARY
22 Days until you'll have the opportunity to uphold the Sanctity of Life. See our special Pro-Life Articles below:
With the issue of abortion as the primary, major and only issue as far as Catholics are concerned, Mario Derksen lays out exactly what every Catholic - regardless of their affiliation to a political party - MUST do! When it comes to any candidate, there is only one issue!!! You MUST vote for the one who is the most pro-life. If neither are, DON'T VOTE for either one! To vote for a known pro-abort candidate, whether you think so or not, is truly being an accomplice to murder. That is a mortal sin. If you don't believe so, read his article and see the obvious, graphic "Holocaust of the Womb" and ask yourself if you won't be held accountable to God for enabling such horror by your vote?!! Mario explains quite clearly and graphically honest in his feature "Election Reflections" which we invite you to read at his Catholic Insights site in his column Election Reflections
Pro Life Prescriptions
Because of the importance of the upcoming election, we are carrying over Dr. Frank Joseph column wherein he gets down to brass tacks in entreating Catholics to not be afraid to shake the thunders under their pastors, bishops and fellow Catholics when it comes to expressing who to vote for. Dr. Frank illustrates clearly that it's not the Democratic candidates who, with the exception of a few in remote areas, all embrace the Democratic platform of the culture of death. He points out that we can no longer sit back and do nothing or pass it off as 'only one issue among many.' He questions both the sanity and intelligence of those who still vote Democratic. Yesterday it might have been the party of our grandparents, but today it is, without a doubt, the party of satan. Not only the future of countless preborn children depend on stopping pro-abort votes, but your very souls as well as he expresses clearly in his column Do Catholics enjoy Democrats bashing their Faith, or are they just plain stupid?
Today, in a follow-up to Dr. Frank's column above which we are keeping available throughout the week, we bring you below an ad being circulated by William A. Donohue, President of the Catholic League in trying to convince the Democratic National Committee of their anti-Catholic stance in supporting the apostate 'Catholics for a Free Choice' organization headed by Frances Kissling. Join the campaign to curb the Democratic Party from spreading the Culture of Death further. You can do that by voting out the pro-aborts, and by e-mailing the DNC below. For more on this, we invite you to see Donohue's commentary The Real Agenda of Catholics for a Free Choice
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE
On the website of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), there is a link to organizations of interest. Astonishingly, under the “Catholic” banner is a notoriously anti-Catholic organization, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC). The head of this group, Frances Kissling, has said it is her goal to “overthrow” the Catholic Church. Moreover, she has sought to silence the voice of the Vatican in the U.N. and has twice been denounced by the bishops as a fraud.
We have asked the DNC to stop its association with CFFC but it refuses. That is why we are asking you to join our campaign. Let the DNC know of your outrage by calling them at 202-863-8000; fax at 202-863-8174; email at firstname.lastname@example.org.