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Proper of the Season LOW SUNDAY
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APRIL 2003
Volume 14, no. 24
PASCHALTIDE
LOW SUNDAY

Dominica in Albis Sunday

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updated: April 26

April 27th is the Feast of Saint Peter Canisius, S.J., Confessor and Holy Doctor of the Church.

April 28: Because the Feast fell during Easter Week, the Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist has been moved to Monday.

April 30 is the Feast of another Holy Doctor of the Church, Saint Catharine of Siena


Catholic PewPOINT
Editor Michael Cain comments on John Paul II's most recent encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia issued on Maundy Thursday and laments on what it could have been if only the Pope would heed his own words. After poring over it twice, Cain shares his observations on how square pegs cannot fit round holes though John Paul II tried his darndest through 62 paragraphs, but trying to apply the Decrees of Trent to the norms of Vatican II only gives us more of "all that jazz" that has so muddled the Faith over the past 40 years as we see in Cain's commentary Razzle-dazzle 'em!.
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for Low Sunday, he focuses on the faith of true believers who were praised by Our Lord in today's Gospel for not 'seeing' and yet still 'believing.' The problem is that so many today can see, and yet don't believe. Others believe, but can't see that what they are believing is not in accord with what Christ charged in Divine Revelation, which established one Church, one Faith built upon the Rock - the Primacy of Peter. Yet, because there is no steady rudder guiding the Barque of Peter today - which causes so many members of the Mystical Body of Christ to flail in the waves of confusion and the swirling whitecaps of worldliness - the meaning of true believers and Faith is blurred with the barnacles of Modernism and Ecumenism that outwardly contradict what Jesus intended and leave so few of the faithful seeking "A Treasure hidden in the field".
The Germs of G.I.R.M.
In this issue we bring you part sixty-six 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 245 through 272 in which, he points outs, GIRM goes out of its way to wangle the traditional ritual and shy away from what was the norm in the Tridentine Mass by obfuscating the truths and beauty of the Latin Mass, and consequently the Deposit of Faith. He comments on specifics in Perpetrating and Permitting Permutation
  • For all installments to date, see The Germs of G.I.R.M.
    Doctors of the Church
    The twenty-fourth Doctor in this chronological series on the Doctors of the Church was a man who was regarded as stupid; dubbed the "dumb ox," he became the most brilliant scholar in the history of the Church. Few saints were more revered than this learned Dominican who contributed so much to Holy Mother Church in writings and songs. He is best known for the great tome on theology "Summa Theologica," which incorporates three parts covering the entire teaching of the Church in regards Faith and Morals. He also penned the awe-inspiring Benediction hymns of "O Salutaris Hostia" and "Tantum Ergo." His life spanned less than half a century yet his teachings have had more impact than any other saint. He is known as the "Angelic Doctor." He was Saint Thomas Aquinas.
    Shears and Tears of a Lamb
    In keeping with the axiom, "charity begins at home," Catharine Lamb puts a different spin on it in emphasizing how realistically we'll be able to bring about the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ in the United States. She points out that we cannot demand it of politicians by rhetoric, but only by our beginning to live it as individuals first and foremost in our own homes, and, by our example and God's help - and in God's time - one by one it will expand outward to eventually incorporate the entire nation and then the world. She explains in her column Waging the Real War: The Battle for Hearts! .
    FOCUS
    In John 1: 46, Nathaniel asks Philip, "Can any thing of good come out of Nazareth?" We could ask, "Can any thing of good come out of Penn State University?" As liberal and amoral this institution in "Happy Valley" might be in proclaiming the tolerance of sin and the intolerance of common sense and virtue, the answer would be "Yes!" for it is the alma mater of Senator Rick Santorum, a devout Catholic who spoke out recently on the aberration of sodomy. For his comments, he is being bashed and grilled on the progressive coals of political correctness by a minority of pro-abort, pro-sodomite interests. We write a loving letter to those attacking him for his values because Christ has said, "Love thy enemies, do good to those who persecute you." We also present a semblance of sanity from Gary L. Morella, one of the most astute of Roman Catholic watchdogs who works in the Nittany Lions' den and knows whereof he speaks. Gary comments on the principled words of David Limbaugh in defending Santorum. See Sacrificing Santorum on the Politically Correct Altar of 'Intolerance'!
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    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 vital 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


    Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
    The editor of Catholic Family News John Vennari has verified that the rumor circulated by the London Times in its Monday issue that three Society of St. Pius X bishops would cave to the lure of modern Rome's siren of compromise have proved totally false. He verifies this through very reputable sources within the SSPX that it's all wishful thinking on the part of the Novus Ordinarians. John's SSPX sources assure the faithful that the SSPX will not fall victim to Vatican II trickery and will remain firm to Archbishop Lefebvre's vision of what Holy Mother Church must be true to. He backs this up with a direct statement by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais affirming the four SSPX bishops are, to use a modern term, in solidarity! See SSPX "Reconciliation" Rumor Not True
    Christ or chaos
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey completes his special series on Reflections of Salvation History with the Glorious Resurrection. He points out that, despite the hardships, the sacrifices, the insults, the scourging, the stripping, the nailing and hanging on the wood of the Cross, Christ proved for all time that it was worth it. Is it worth it to us? By our actions and fidelity to His teachings passed down through His Holy Church and carried out in the Sacraments, especially Baptism, Penance and the Holy Eucharist, we illustrate if we think so. If we are loyal to Him, Christ has guaranteed He will be loyal to us at our Particular Judgment. Nothing else matters for salvation is at stake. Alleluia. Tom reflects in From Eden to the Empty Tomb Part Six: EASTER SUNDAY
    Traditional Insights
    Mario Derksen continues his multi-part series on the controversy that surrounds "the illicit Episcopal Ordinations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre." Mario responds to four more objections as he disintegrates the fallacies that John Paul II is a friend to Tradition, and zeroes in on that very fact to show the necessity for Lefebvre's actions in order to preserve the Faith for even to this day the present Pope is in denial that everything is crumbling all about him and, in his denial, refusing to extend help to souls flailing in confusion and lost in a sea of non-Catholic thought and innovation. Mario shows the rescue reasons why Lefebvre acted as he did and rightly so, further refuting neo-Catholic myths in part eight of his series with the third of Objections and Replies: Rome is burning and still the Pope refuses to recognize the fires of destruction .
    "Father, forgive them..."
    Through the gracious permission of John Vennari, editor of Catholic Family News, we are bringing you John's piece that appeared in this month's issue of this excellent monthly Traditional newspaper. John asks what is going on when the Vatican officially recognizes a known heretic in the radical head of the Anglican Church Rowan Williams, one who has not only eschewed the Faith, but promotes sodomy and other sins that cry to the Lord for vengeance. John shows how the inmates are running the asylum with his eye-opening piece Building the Civilization of Love with Lunatics
    White Smoke, Black Fire!
    In the fifth episode of Chapter Ten of The Shrouding, Niki is trying to elude authorities looking for the stolen car while the insidious Elena Grabe has infiltrated the Vatican, posing as a replacement nun. A cautious Sister Bridie treads carefully for she can feel it in her bones, but can't pinpoint the real problem as the Basilisk's breath becomes stronger, more vapid in Part IV, Chapter Ten, Episode Five.
    Echoes of True Catholicism
    Easter is the time when so many women insist on dressing to the nines so that they'll be seen in church. Nevermind the rest of the year, but on Easter they emerge from their shells because they want to be seen and heard, especially in Novus Ordo circles. The traditional custom of women humbly covering their heads whenever in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament has been abandoned except at Easter when pride covers their heads with whatever 'Easter bonnet' is in vogue. Sadly their headwear is not meant out of respect for Our Lord, but for their own vanity. Just as so many have shed virtue, so many women have shed modesty in favor of fashion which, more often than not is most offensive to God as Dr. Marian Therese Horvat traces the decline of customs, fashion and modesty in Questions on Fashion in Ladies' Dress .
    Pro Life Prescriptions
    Dr. Frank Joseph, a Catholic physician and long one of the leading crusaders for the Sanctity of Life, warns the clarion that Iraq has seen nothing yet for the real destruction is soon to descend on Iraqi civilization - not in the loss of artifacts, but the true loss of civilization for abortion and contraception leads to death and non-procreation. That spells disaster and it's spelled Planned Parenthood. Dr. Frank explains the nefarious agenda of the devil's disciples as approved by the UN in his column The Real Invasion of Iraq Begins!
    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
    Mass Confusion
    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 sous 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


    On the BattleLine
    Click on this picture of the Sistine Chapel for a larger view Atila Sinke Guimar„es 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?
    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.
      For archives of many, many other articles and series, see PORT 2003

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