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Proper of the Season THIRD 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. 11
TIME OF QUADRAGESIMA (LENT)

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For past articles, columns and series of the contributing writers below, consult PORT 2003
updated: March 23
March 24 is the Traditional Feast of Saint Gabriel the Archangel

March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary




   "And the Angel [Gabriel] being come in, said to her: 'Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: ' Blessed art thou among women...Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name, Jesus...And of His kingdom there shall be no end... The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God'."
Luke 1: 28, 31, 33, 35


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
FOCUS
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. The President of the United States George W. Bush is responsible for the natural welfare of citizens - specifically American citizens; the Pope of the universal Church is responsible for the supernatural welfare of citizens - universally both in America and Iraq. However, one of the saddest commentaries of John Paul II's misunderstood quarter-of-a-century reign is his failure to place in priority the care of souls, allowing the destruction of countless souls through a deconstruction of the faith by the very men he 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
Click on this picture of the Sistine Chapel for a larger view 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, 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
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent, he points out the true heritage of all Christians. Regarding our Faith, we all come from strong Jewish stock traced back to David down to Christ Who, upon rejection by the Jews, opened the way for each Gentile "that believeth, and is baptized" to attain eternal salvation. However that lineage is challenged today by modernists from evangelicals to Vaticantwoarians who falsely believe the lie of the evil one that the Jews do not need to be converted to Christ and that they are the rightful heirs of all God promised. This is the Zionist lie that has plunged our nation into war at the beckoning of Sharon and his cohorts among the world's leaders who are moving towards a New World Order. "A kingdom divided against itself shall be brought to desolation, and house upon house shal fall." So also those who plot evil and destruction and do satan's bidding in the world and in the postconciliar church. We must pray that, like those possessed in today's Gospel, Christ will expel the devil lest the evil become even more wicked. Father explains in "He shall save His people from their sins"

Previous Recent Articles, Columns and Series

"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?


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 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. Indeed the past 20 years have proven the Pope's reasoning very, very fallible. In the 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".
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 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. 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.
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!"
  • Catholic PewPOINT
    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!
    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
    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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