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Christ or chaos
During these Ferial Days of Passiontide Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey begins a special series in which he presents a reflection on Salvation History, beginning from Adam and Eve to the glory of the Paschal Lamb on Easter Sunday. In his first part Tom traces the history of salvation from the fall of our first parents and the subsequent trials of God's people in the Old Testament in waiting for the Messiah; and when He arrived, few there were who recognized the God-man even in the face of fulfillment of all prophecy because of man's stubborn pride and resistance to God's will. Tom details in From Eden to the Empty Tomb Part One
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Passion Sunday, he reflects on Our Lord's words in the Gospel of St. John 8, 58, and how, when offered the opportunity for total freedom, the Jews rejected the Son of God, chose to remain bonded to satan and persecute the devil's greatest Adversary. So also, Father points out, is the sad situation in the postconciliar church where the Vatican II pontiffs have allowed demonic Masonic ideas to pollute the truth, blurring the Sacred Deposit of the Faith by ambiguities and relativism that translates into a humanist agenda where the people think they are being liberated, when in truth they are not. As long as the standard is a humanistic one where Christ and Christ alone is not the definitive reason for our existence, and conversion of all to the True Faith is neglected despite our Lord's charge in Mark 16: 15, then man is an enemy of Jesus because he is still a son of satan who refuses to see the Truth. Therefore he is not free for it is only The Truth That Makes Us Free .
Catholicism and the State
After briefly identifying the pagan, liberal and socialist states in the first installment of this series, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey delves into the true concept of the Christian State. He quotes from The Framework of the Christian State by Father E. Cahill and the Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World by Father Denis Fahey. Both priests reference the Papal decrees of Popes Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius XI. Tom shows how the corruption spread because man's stubborn will refused to recognize the errors he was falling into even though they were pointed out so clearly by Pio Nino in his Syllabus of Errors. Tom explains how Catholic Social Order has been blotted out by the postconciliar church in Part Two The Christian Concept of the State
We want to share with you an excellent article by Peter Miller, editor of the Seattle Catholic, in which he calls for a concordance between Traditional Catholics and Conservative, neo-Catholics for both have the restoration of the Mystical Body of Christ and the salvation of souls at heart. The ambiguities of Vatican II have caused mass confusion not only because of the drastic changes of the Mass, but because of the liberal agenda that, as he points out, began long before the 1960's. He stresses how it's time to stop bickering and unite against the real enemy of Holy Mother Church which has rendered her so vulnerable to the attacks because so few truly realize what went down before, during and after Vatican II. Common Ground on the Catholic Crisis
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In the fourth episode of Chapter Ten of The Shrouding, Cardinals Macelli and Vendhem verbally spar over their roles and responsibilities as we discover the Legion's ominous plan to blow up St. Peter's and the Sistine Chapel after the Conclave has made Vendhem the Pope. Meanwhile Sister Bridie successfully smuggles a badly-injured Pat Gallagher into the Vatican Infirmary, disguised as Cardinal Gregory Zachmunn's assistant Fr. James Donaldson. Will the medical staff be able to save him in time? Will they detect his real identity? The suspense builds in Part IV, Chapter Ten, Episode Four.
- For all episodes from The Unleashing, The Smoldering, and The Shadowing up to the current episode in The Shrouding, see All Episodes thus far of "White Smoke, Black Fire!"
Pray for the souls of all involved in war at home and in Iraq
"Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you; and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you."
Matthew 5: 44
"Eternal Father, we offer Thee the precious blood of Thy Divine Son Jesus in union with all the [True]
Masses said throughout the world today, for the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere,
for sinners in the universal Church, in my home and in my family. Amen."
Prayer of St. Gertrude
PAPAL PROOF OF WHAT THE CHURCH TRULY TEACHES
For those who truly want to delve deeper into what the Faith teaches and what past Sovereign Pontiffs have decreed, we recommend for your Lenten reading to better KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH, pertinent Encyclicals and Papal Bulls which put to the lie what is being promulgated today by the Vatican II church. We strongly encourage you to read these to understand how today the modern church is in Apostasy when compared to what had always been taught by Holy Mother Church and enforced and warned as most grievous by previous Pontiffs. It is obvious in CREDO & CULTURE
Previous Recent Articles, Columns and Series
Doctors of the Church
The twenty-third Doctor in this chronological series on the Doctors of the Church was a man full of "good fortune" from his earliest years. Humility was his virtue; his role model - the holy founder who named him. He followed this man, continuing the ideals of the Franciscans, guiding them during turbulent times when growing pains created problems in the ranks and with various ecclesial authorities opposed to the Friars Minor. This Universal Doctor was one of the first saintly Cardinals of the Church. He was close friends with "The Angelic Doctor" and the saintly king of France. He was the architect of the 2nd Council of Lyons and, fittingly, was called home by God immediately following completion of the Council. His work done on earth but continued through his writings and example; so much so that he is known as "The Seraphic Doctor." He was Saint Bonaventure.
Pro Life Prescriptions
Dr. Frank Joseph, a Catholic physician and long one of the leading crusaders for the Sanctity of Life, explains what these so-called "spontaneous" protests around the country really are and why. They represent a minority of opinion, but, thanks to the liberal pro-abort media, their voice gets heard as they continue to twist the truth.
Most of the demonstrators are nothing more than robotic Democrats with sour grapes on their forked tongues because their man didn't become president. The manner in which they are giving aid to Saddam treds on treason. They are also being treasonous to God by their double standard for the vast majority of anti-war protesters are pro-aborts who didn't raise a finger when Clinton bombed Kosovo and Iraq. Dr. Frank also shares a first person insight from inside Iraq in his column The Real Reason Why They Protest the War!
While many might think Michael Cain's editorial this week deals with basketball from the reference to "March Madness" the skirmish is not on the court, but rather on the battleground of souls where all the forces of hell wage battle for the souls of the just and unjust. While we rejoice at one soul saved, the fact so many are not should give all pause to reflect and pray and resolve to do their part as loyal members of the Church Militant in a time when so many have abandoned the ranks or weakened their flanks, allowing entrance to the enemy of the Triune Divinity. Cain explains the "Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" of it all in his editorial The March Madness of April's Fools!.
The Germs of G.I.R.M.
In this issue we bring you part sixty-five 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 Tom focuses on paragraphs 220 through 244 which continue to treat the whole issue of concelebration which in the Novus Ordo has taken away the true meaning and role of the "alter Christus" and replaced it with "altar Christi in the move to concelebration where the line is blurred so much that Joe and Sally church goers think they're concelebrating as well. In the innovative novelty world of the Novus Ordo there is ConCelebration Confusion
For all installments to date, see The Germs of G.I.R.M.
Gary L. Morella, one of the most astute of Roman Catholic watchdogs in exposing the rot within the postconciliar church takes on one of the larger neo-Catholic organs - the National Catholic Register, specifically a commentary written by a J.P. Zmirak. Gary points out that Zmirak is confusing the role of Church and State. While Bush is deserving of criticism, what about John Paul II? Gary asks about the destruction of countless souls through a deconstruction of the faith by the very men this Pope appointed and his geo-political humanistic pandering to man, rather than to work toward establishing the Social Kingship of Christ. See Patriotism, Papolotry and Passivism toward Perdition
On the BattleLine
Atila Sinke Guimarães calls into question why John Paul II's "poetry" is getting such rave reviews for, when one peals off the layers, his preoccupation with nudity and evolution is troubling to say the least and the problem is that most neo-Catholics will take whatever he writes, including his Roman Triptych as gospel and be influenced thus into further diluting the One True Faith through this dumbing-down process in which they are subjected as Atila points out in his column Papal Poetry
"Feed My sheep"
With Bush's war underway, Doctrina reveals prophets of the near past who could see what we have become as a civilization. We still have a free will, but our choices must be narrowed to only one direction: the narrow way; for that is the only way to save the soul. Those who fear for their physical and material welfare will feel the brunt of God's wrath. To those who fear for their soul, there is still time to make amends, but not much time for we know not the day nor the hour even though there has been a plethora of signs that we are in the End Times as explained in So You Don't Believe We're On The Eve of Destruction?
Mario Derksen continues his multi-part series on the controversy that surrounds "the illicit Episcopal Ordinations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre." He responds to four more objections. Fourthly, he points out that a person must be guilty of a charged offense with unmitigated proof; Fifthly, Mario emphasizes that one cannot change the rules (Canon Law) in mid-stream; Sixthly, Mario explains that just because the Pope says there is "no state of necessity" does not mean there isn't. seventh objection Mario replies to those who give the Pope more power and authority than he rightly deserves for he is infallible only when speaking ex cathedra which, coincidentally over the past 40 years is, for all purposes: nada. Mario lays out the logic that refutes neo-Catholic claims in part seven of his series with the second of Objections and Replies: True Papal Authority and the Necessity of Keeping the Faith Alive.
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
With the Ides of March having just passed, Catharine Lamb responds to the vitriol that has erupted against Mel Gibson and his dad Hutton, both strong Traditional Catholics. She engages one reporter in particular with a firm "Et tu, Touché
" in answering the writer's titled question "Does Mel Gibson have a Jewish Problem?" with "Does Bill Berkowitz have a Catholic Problem?" Catherine exposes the underbelly of the writer's intent with her column Provoking passions over "The Passion".
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
We continue with our catechesis series from My Catholic Faith, focusing on the seven little ways towards spiritual perfection which everyone can do - no exceptions. This is especially pertinent during this holy season of Lent and we'd all be wise to learn from the youngest and most recent Doctor of the Church St. Therese of the Child Jesus by doing the ordinary in an extraordinary way and always with Love. See the 285th installment: General Means of Perfection.
Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
Bishop Richard Williamson responds to those who smugly think two plus two don't have to add up to four anymore. The sum of the whole does not add up, leaving holes in not just some key truths. However if any truth is compromised, the entire equation is convoluted. His Excellency provides a parable of the "Delegation" trying to force "Back Ward" to accept the New Math. Of course he can't, just as any faithful Catholic cannot accept the Newisms of Vatican II as the Bishop points out in his letter Nice Rome Not Enough.
Echoes of True Catholicism
Dr. Marian Therese Horvat shares some uplifting accounts of the saints on the power of prayer and the virtue of perseverance, manifested in one whom Marian has been corresponding with. She outlines the five points that pinpoint perseverance of prayer and the infallibility of Christ's words, "Ask and you shall receive" She urges all to turn to Our Lady of Good Success for - what else - success. Marian points out how much more will He open the door for us when we ask for great and noble things like the souls in Purgatory and the liberty and exaltation of Holy Mother Church in these times of abandonment of the True Faith in her article A Lesson in Perseverance in Prayer
Father forgive them..."
Mark Fellows reveals the underbelly of the Arlington Diocese to show that the problem not only lies with the top shepherd who refused to recognize the undeniable, documented truth provided by Father James Haley, a priest trying to be what he was called to do: be a priest. The cover-up by Bishop Paul Loverde is not an isolated case but symptomatic of practically every diocese in the United States; more proof of bad seed stifling the wheat as Mark documents in The Outsider
The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart
We continue the excellent work by Father Joseph McDonnell, S.J.. Catholic Family News has given us permission to reprint following their publishing of it. It is a beautiful meditation and commentary that should encourage more devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as we continue with Part Eighteen and the Eleventh Promise - "Those who propagate this Devotion shall have their name written in My Heart, and it Shall never be effaced" in The Eleventh Promise - part one.
For archives of many, many other articles and series, see PORT 2003
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