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  • Wednesday            October 16, 2002            volume 13, no. 117
    Semi-Double Feast of Saint Hedwig, Widow and Patron Saint of Poland,
    and historical feast of Saint Gerard Majella, Redemptorist Coadjutor Brother
    October is Respect Life Month and the Month of Mary
    and the Month of her Unchangeable Holy Rosary bestowed from Heaven
    Below is also a special section for pertinent Pro-Life articles we urge you to read.
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    Know the Faith in order to Keep the Faith!
    St. Hedwig

    O God, Who didst teach blessed Hedwig to renounce the pomps of this world, that, with her whole heart, he might follow the humble way of Thy cross: grant that, through her merits and example, we may learn to trample under foot the perishable delights of this world and by cleaving to Thy cross overcome whatsoever may be opposed to us. Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

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    Traditional Thoughts
    "Thank God, the Rosary will never change!" Or so every loyal Catholic thought as more and more true Catholic devotion was stripped away. But now this!!! PLEASE!!! Say it isn't so!!! We reprint here an article that appeared on Bob Sungenis' Catholic Apologetics International site yesterday. Because of its importance on this dark day in Catholic Tradition we feel it is vital to present Jacob Michael's essay on the wreckovation of the ecumenists and secularists. On this day, the feast of a Patron Saint of Poland, a Polish pope is expected to spring an entire 'new decade' of the Rosary on the world in making the first change to the Most Holy Rosary in nearly eight hundred years. Why? In order to ecumenize even the most Catholic of prayers. Puh-lease!!! Is nothing sacred anymore? The "luminous" mysteries that John Paul II is said to be introducing today is more in line with the "Illuminati" mysteries of the Newchurch from the total annihilation of the eternal sacrifice to the canonization of power brokers like Jose Maria Escriva, from the relativism of faith and morals to the altering of the Third Secret to fit the post-conciliar progressivist agenda, and now the last vestige of Catholicity - one bestowed by the Divine to St. Dominic in the early 1200's and promoted by the Mother of God. All to placate Protestants and compromising Catholics??? Mary weeps. This time the Pope has gone too far! Maybe man will be pleased, but not God as Jacob points out in his article Semper Idem?.

    Pro Life Prescriptions
    In this column today, Dr. Frank Joseph addresses an open letter to the bishops of the United States. Whether they read it or not, the truths and consequences inherent in his column illustrate only too well how far our shepherds have fallen and why Roe v. Wade still rules the roost in America. In the spirit of St. Teresa of Avila, Dr. Frank gets down to basics and respectfully warns the bishops that if they don't alert their flocks to the imminent dangers of condoning terrorism in the womb by voting for pro-abort candidates, the everlasting terror of hell may await not only those who refuse to obey God's laws, but those who administer them as well. What good are the Canons and tenets of the Faith if those entrusted to uphold the unchangeable teachings of the Church are more fearful of offending the enemies of God rather than upholding God's holy laws? He lovingly, but firmly emphasizes to them that if they do not do something, "let the blood of the innocents be on your hands and heads." Strong words that are needed to roust these lackards off their duffs as he entreats the bishops to truly be the successors of the apostles in his column A Final Warning Plea to the Bishops
    SIMPLY SHEEN: Treasures from Bishop Sheen
    The late, great Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen makes it so simple that we have dubbed this series: "SIMPLY SHEEN". In today's issue, the good bishop points out in the simplest of terms what truth is and how to attain it. His summation and ours makes it very evident that our modern leaders - from pro-abort politicians to progressive prelates to amoral leaders in every industry haven't got a clue when it comes to recognizing and accepting the truth. Why is that? That is answered succinctly through its simplicity as Bishop Sheen explains in Truth - the Forgotten Ideal.
    Liturgy of the Saints
    Today is the Semi-Double Feast of Saint Hedwig, widow and Patron Saint of Poland who was the maternal aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. After the death of her husband, Hedwig retired to a Cistercian monastery, giving all her worldly riches to God for His use. It is also the historical feast of Saint Gerard Majella, Redemptorist Coadjutor Brother who is the Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers. For more, see Saint Hedwig & Saint Gerard.
    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

    21 Days until you'll have the opportunity to uphold the Sanctity of Life. See our special Pro-Life Articles below:

    Election Reflections
    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
    To see WHICH PRO-LIFE CANDIDATES TO VOTE FOR, we strongly urge you to go to WE VOTE PRO LIFE!!!
    What you might have missed in our most recent columns, articles, features and series:
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  • The Miracle of Fatima Fr. Campbell's homily
  • Seamless, Shameless: Senseless! Mario Derksen
  • Blaming the Messenger Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Self Destruction Feed My Sheep
  • Reason vs. Compromise! Catharine Lamb
  • Masonic Madness of Modernist Rome Bishop Fellay
  • Episode Five of Chapter 8 "White Smoke, Black Fire!"
  • Do Catholics enjoy Democrats bashing their... Dr. Joseph
  • The Ninth Promise of the Sacred Heart
  • Liturgy of the SaintsSt. Teresa of Avila
  • The Real Crux of the Church's Crisis Erven Park
  • At the Edge of the Abyss Atila Sinke Guimar„es
  • Ambo along, singing... Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • A Goodness that has... Mater Admirabilis Dr. Marian T. Horvat
  • Proof: The Democratic Party Mocks God Dr. Frank Joseph
  • Book Review: The Great Facade
  • The Justice of the Term Neo-Catholic Christopher Ferrara
  • Defender of Rome: Pope Saint Leo the Great
  • Spin and Cover Gary L. Morella

  • Killing Michael Rose Dale Vree

  • Indulgent Prayers... in Appreciating the Precious Gift of Our Faith
  • It's the little things that count! Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
  • Prayer, Devotion, Reflection and the Rosary
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  • Preserving the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church

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    October 16, 2002
    volume 13, no. 117
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