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Proper of the Season SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

For the Daily Liturgical Calendar, see MARCH TRADITIONAL LITURGY

and the SAINT OF THE DAY for the Traditional Calendar

MARCH 2003
Volume 14, no. 9
TIME OF QUADRAGESIMA (LENT)

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updated: March 16







A Blessed and Happy St. Patrick's Day to the Irish and those who wish they were Irish!


PRAYER TO THE UNIVERSAL PATRON OF THE CHURCH

   Glorious Patriarch and Patron of the Universal Church, Saint Joseph, obtain for me this beautiful and precious virtue of Faith. Increase in me a lively faith, the foundation of all sanctity, that faith without which no one can be pleasing to God.
   Obtain for me that faith which triumphs over all temptations of the world. A faith which can be shaken by nothing, and which is directed solely toward God. Cause me, after thy example, to live by faith, and to subject my heart and understanding to God. Amen.


For those who truly want to delve deeper into what the Faith teaches and what past Sovereign Pontiffs have decreed, we recommend the following Lenten reading to better KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH:
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".
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent, he points out St. Paul's meaning of "walking to please God," not man. Yet today so many have forgotten that. Instead they choose the foolish path of thinking they can find peace on earth without taking into consideration God's holy will and His laws. They subscribe to the myths of modernism and fail to realize, as today's Gospel emphasizes, that the revealed truths of the Triune Divinity's power and glory are no myth, but a fact we should all take very seriously if we ever want to hear the Father say to us at our particular judgment: "This is My beloved servant in whom I am well pleased." Father explains in Walking to Please God!
Christ or chaos
As the Partial Birth Abortion ban is now well on its way to being signed into law, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey entreats readers to get on base with a new program - "Battin'1000" - sponsored by ALL, which acknowledges 90 men so far who are affiliated with Major League baseball and who are not afraid to acknowledge that life begins at conception. After so much malaise that has afflicted baseball under the inept Bud Selig, finally there is a program that celebrates and acknowledges men who are not afraid to stand for God and His principles. Tom explains in A Grandslam Homerun For Life
Doctors of the Church
The twenty-second Doctor in this chronological series on the Doctors of the Church was a man who the devil definitely did not want to become a priest, let alone a Dominican. He was a learned man whose wisdom and holiness rubbed off on another who would go on to be even greater. He was the only saint of the Church called "Great" who was not a Sovereign Pontiff. He was part and parcel of the fruits of the century of saints and took an integral part in the 14th Ecumenical Council. He defended his pupil once called "the dumb ox" against all kinds of calumny and subterfuge, and always in charity. He preached throughout Western Europe, bringing the Gospel to countless souls. This Universal Doctor continued right up to his death with teaching the Faith even though he suffered in his later years from Alzheimer's well before it was even called that. He was Saint Albert the Great.
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.

Previous Recent Articles, Columns and Series

The Germs of G.I.R.M.
In this issue we bring you part sixty-four 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 199 through 218 which 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 who needs a 'clown mass' when so many have become a The Concelebration Circus

  • For all installments to date, see The Germs of G.I.R.M.
    White Smoke, Black Fire!
    In the third episode of Chapter Ten of The Shrouding, the Legion of the Basilisk and the traitorous Camerlengo are furious over the foiled scheme of finding where the heroic Riage Benziger had hid the Pope. The traitor Fr. Urazzi discovered where, but did not live to betray the Holy Father for the resisters had arrived just in time. Now the search intensifies. Who will find the Pope first? The tension builds in Part IV, Chapter Ten, Episode Three.       
  • 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!"
    Christ or chaos
    Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey shares his own investigation into how and why a good, holy Traditional priest was ignored at the time he needed help the most. The Diocese couldn't be bothered to have a Requiem Mass for a Heavyweight Traditional priest. Why was a dedicated priest's funeral preparations treated with indifference and intimidation? What kind of game are these Novus Ordinarians 'Dodgers' playing? Sounds like 'da bums' in the chancery are dodging integrity and fairness over the funeral and follow-up of Father Salvatore Franco. Thank God the SSPX was in his corner! Tom documents the backpedaling and how, when push came to shove, the Society of St. Pius X once again proved they were the obvious Good Samaritan true to the Gospel. Tom explains in No End To The Spinning
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    NOT!
    Editor Michael Cain points out that one day of Prayer once or twice a year, or one minute of prayer every thousand years - in order that we might be in alignment with the numbers - is nothing but a bandaid on a malignant cancer. To hold fast to one council and ignore the wisdom of 20 others or to listen to what one, two and three popes have proclaimed over the past 40 years while ignoring the wisdom of the 260 who preceded them...is an insult to the Almighty and an indictment against us for allowing such malleability and lukewarmness to permeate our minds, hearts, souls, and actions. We all will have to account for our folly as he explains in his commentary There is no quick fix!
    Traditional Insights
    Mario Derksen continues his multi-part series on the controversy that surrounds "the illicit Episcopal Ordinations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre." In this issue he responds to three objections. First, he answers the dumbed-down excuse: "the Pope said it so it must be right." Secondly, Mario explains that just because an appeal can't be submitted, that doesn't mean the Pope's judgment is correct. In the third objection Mario replies with the answers of why the indult is a compromimse, and not the proper way to resist the modernist hierarchy. Mario lays out the logic that refutes neo-Catholic claims in part six of his series with the first of Objections and Replies: Why not the indult?.
    On the BattleLine
    Atila Sinke Guimarães, a foremost authority on the causes and effects of Vatican II and at the forefront in identifying the charades being proffered by the bishops and curia, exposes the revolution, providing proof that we must all truly stand with the Church Militant On the BattleLine. While the Jews await another compromise by John Paul II, the Anglican Church is ready to split. In the heavily Catholic populated Islands of the Philippines, an ambiguous bandaid against Freemasonry has left loopholes exposed. Meanwhile is the Society of Jesus "wagging the dog" with a new movement to further liberalize the Jesuits? Atila takes a bird's eye view of events that contribute to the animus delendi of Holy Mother Church in his column Mixed Signals and Splits
    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.
    Pro Life Prescriptions
    Dr. Frank Joseph, a Catholic physician and long one of the leading crusaders for the Sanctity of Life, keeps his pulse on the political landscape, identifying the landmines that threaten the life of Christ's most innocent ones - the unborn. The bishops are in lockstep with the Democrats. Shocking and sad. The fact that the bishops are gunshy to the truths of Holy Mother Church, refuse to speak in absolutes, and mete out the just punishments that would not only save thousands of the innocent unborn, but millions of souls, should be enough to raise the outrage of all Catholics...if, that is, they are still truly Catholic! By following the insanity of bishops cited in Dr. Frank's column, one has to realize they are not Catholic, but anathema! Dr. Frank documents this in his column If These Men are Actual Shepherds, Pity the Poor Sheep!
    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 to the fact that if God answers prayers for little things, 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. Marian shows the way in her article A Lesson in Perseverance in Prayer
    "Feed My sheep"
    We encourage all to e-mail this article to as many as you can. Print it out and send it to every member of your family, to your friends Catholic and non-Catholic. Share it with your neighbors for we are fast approaching the very time described. It should wake the thunders, shake souls into the realization that the devil is very real, very active. The "Smoke of Satan," which Paul VI acknowledged entered the sanctuary in the 60's and 70's, is now a bonfire raging out of control in and outside the Church as we explain in what is to come To Hasten the Reign of Antichrist
    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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