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  • Wednesday            October 9, 2002            volume 13, no. 112
    Double Feast of of Saint Dionysius, Bishop and Companion Martyrs, and Saint John Leonardi, Confessor
    October is Respect Life Month and the Month of Mary and the Holy Rosary
    Know the Faith in order to Keep the Faith!
    St. John Leonardi

    Comforted with the holy Mysteries of Thy precious Body and Blood, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that by the example of Saint John, Thy Confessor, we may be zealous to confess what he believed and to put in practice what he taught. Who liveth and reigneth with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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    Pro Life Prescriptions
    In this column today, Dr. Frank Joseph 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?

    Traditional Thoughts
    Through the good graces of Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant we are able to bring you a most timely article by Christopher Ferrara wherein he defines what a "neo-Catholic" is and he points out that these neo-Catholics are tolerant towards any and all liberalism, but totally intolerant towards those who uphold the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church as taught perennially up until Vatican II. He illustrates how bad it is when he says, " A Democrat of the 1950s would view today’s “conservative” Republican as a liberal savage. In like manner, today’s “neo-conservative Catholics” are progressives who embrace novelties that Saint Pius X could not have imagined in his worst nightmare. Not only do they embrace these novelties, they attack the paleoconservative traditionalists as “schismatics” for declining to follow suit." The neo-Catholics may not like that terminology, but they're stuck with it as long as they have their heads stuck in the sands of ignorance of the True Faith as Chris relates in The Justice of the Term Neo-Catholic.
    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, he illustrates the difference between black and white morals. Today the demarcation line has been badly blurred and we overlook the little things that add up in God's eyes. Yet we're overcome by the constant conflict between good and bad. Little by little it can take its toll and form bad habits that can lead one into perdition. Conversely every little sacrifice, penance, prayer adds up as well and through grace translates into large dividends in Heaven. He explains in It's the little things that count.
    Liturgy of the Saints
    Today is the Double Feast of Saint John Leonardi, a priest who crusaded tirelessly for the reforms of the Council of Trent during the Counter-Reformation in the Church, and the feast of the martyred bishop Saint Dionysius the Aeropagite who was converted by St. Paul himself. He is also known as Saint Denis, and, along with brothers and other companions were martyred for their Faith during the persecution of Roman Emperior Domitian. For more, see Saint John Leonardi.
    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

    What you might have missed in our most recent columns, articles, features and series:
  • Lock and Load Your Rosaries... Catholic PewPOINT Editorial
  • "You are my hiding place, O God" Fr. Campbell's homily
  • Changing Doctrines Mario Derksen
  • As Always the Babies Lose Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
  • Silent Sentries Feed My Sheep
  • Reason vs. Compromise! Catharine Lamb
  • Masonic Madness of Modernist Rome Bishop Fellay
  • Episode Four 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 Bridget of Sweden
  • The Real Crux of the Church's Crisis Erven Park
  • The Polemics of Politics... Atila Sinke Guimarăes
  • Lukewarm Liturgy 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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  • Preserving the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church

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    During this Respect Life Month, we urge you to pray and campaign for true Pro-Life candidates who place the abortion issue as paramount. For incumbants who lack the qualities of moral conviction to uphold Christ's teachings and Laws, we provide HEROD'S HEROES

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    October 9, 2002
    volume 13, no. 112
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