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Friday-Saturday-Sunday       October 4-6, 2002       volume 13, no. 109

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FIRST FRIDAY: Double Major Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, Abbot, Stigmatist, and Religious Founder.

FIRST SATURDAY: Simple Feast of Our Lady's Saturday, and Saint Placidius and companions, Martyrs

RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY: Semi-Double Feast of the 20th Sunday After Pentecost, and feast of Saint Bruno, Confessor.


Artwork below right "I Knew You" by Shannon Wirrenga, Bismarck, ND. c 1998. All rights reserved

October is Respect Life Month and the Month of Mary and the Holy Rosary
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Let Thy Heavenly grace, we beseech Thee, O Lord, enrich Thy Church, which Thou hast vouchsafed to make illustrious by the glorious merits and example of blessed Francis, Thy Confessor. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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Traditional Insight
Mario Derksen resumes his series on "Humanism and John Paul II" with part thirteen in which he cuts to the chase by questioning how capital punishment can in anyway be equated with the pro-life cause for by aligning the death penalty with the abortion issue, it has only diluted Catholic doctrine by changing catechetical truths into ambiguous relativism and misinformation where anything can be justified for the cause of man. Mario proves this in citing changes in the New Catechism. It is also vital to realize that, on this Respect Life Sunday, by placing capital punishment on the same moral level as abortion, the Modernists are able to continue the destruction of the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church and, in so doing, greatly weaken the entire sanctity of life movement. The ambiguous rhetoric and over-emphasis of eliminating the death penalty has also enabled pro-aborts to continue unabated. Mario explains in his sixth installment on "Death and Life" with his column Changing Doctrines.
Christ or chaos
In observance of Respect Life Sunday, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey reminds all what being truly pro-life through and through means. It is not just those who say they are pro-life but then approve of artificial abortificients, nor those who compromise on abortion by making exceptions. To truly make the words "Respect Life" mean something we must respect life beginning with a deep, reverent respect for the holy sacrament of marriage - the only situation wherein the reproductive process can be blessed by God. Yet, as Tom delineates, few there are who believe this as he explains in As Always the Babies Lose!
"Qui legit, intelligat"
This weekend we bring you the Sunday Sermon Father Louis Campbell gave last year for the 20th Sunday After Pentecost. Monday we will bring you his sermon for this year's 20th Sunday. Father Louis stresses the faith of the man in this Sunday's gospel whose faith became stronger because Jesus affirmed that his son was healed. Father emphasizes that "without grace it is impossible to please God" and yet, the more the modern Church stresses ecumenism, the closer it becomes Pelagianism for the grace is lacking and therefore, it is impossible to please the Almighty. This is only too evident over the last forty years in the lack of fruits and the disintegration of the faith as Father points out in his homily A Good Man is Hard to Find
Liturgy of the Saints
The weekend begins with the Double Major Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on the First Friday of October, followed by First Saturday on Our Lady's Saturday and the feast of Saint Placidius and Companions, martyrs. This weekend of saints begins with Saint Francis of Assisi.

Requiescat in Pace
Fr. Frederick Schell, S.J.
1916 - 2002

Obituary Tribute by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey to a great Traditional priest who passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2002 in the Los Angeles area. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, October 4 at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 9621 Bixby in Garden Grove, California with the Requiem Mass there on Saturday at 10 a.m.

  Our Lord is so very merciful. He permits us weak vessels of clay enough time here in this vale of tears to learn how stupid we have been in the past, to see how others cooperated with the graces made available to them to see clearly the state of the Church and of the world. This gift of divine mercy is ineffable and gratuitous, thoroughly unmerited.

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What you might have missed in our most recent columns, articles, features and series:
  • "Are you saved, brother?!" Fr. Campbell's homily
  • Crazy Summer of Insanity Catholic PewPOINT Editorial
  • Unlocking the Bars of Confusion Mario Derksen
  • France: Eldest Daughter of the Church... Feed My Sheep
  • Reason vs. Compromise! Catharine Lamb
  • Masonic Madness of Modernist Rome Bishop Fellay
  • Episode Three of Chapter 8 "White Smoke, Black Fire!"
  • The Ninth Promise of the Sacred Heart
  • Conclusion to "The Great Sacrilege" Fr. James Wathen
  • Liturgy of the Saints Saint Therese of Lisieux
  • The Real Crux of the Church's Crisis Erven Park
  • Dangerous Liaiasons! Atila Sinke Guimar„es
  • The Demasculinity of the Sacred Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • The Debasement of Knighthood Dr. Marian T. Horvat
  • Proof: The Democratic Party Mocks God Dr. Frank Joseph
  • Book Review: The Great Facade
  • Defender of Rome: Pope Saint Leo the Great
  • Spin and Cover Gary L. Morella

  • The Liturgy of the World Christopher Ferrara

  • Indulgences in Appreciating the Precious Gift of Our Faith
  • The Holy Grail of Grace Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
  • Prayer, Devotion, Reflection and the Rosary
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    • 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.
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