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Proper of the Season LOW SUNDAY
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MAY 2003
Volume 14, no. 25
Month of Mary

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updated: May 1

May is the Month of Blessed Mother Mary - "We crown you with roses, dear Queen of the May."

May 1st is the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Foster Father of Jesus, and Patron of the Universal Church.

May 2nd, First Friday, is the Feast of the Holy Doctor of the Church, Saint Athanasius, "Apostle of Tradition"

May 3rd, First Saturday is the Historical Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross by Saint Helena.

Christ or chaos
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey checks in with a column which all Catholics need to check out. Today few realize what Christ meant by "Wo to that man by whom the scandal cometh", and while pro-lifers are railing against so-called 'Catholic' universities for allowing pro-abort 'Catholic' speakers, the root of the scandal begins and ends with the bishops whose jurisdiction governs these universities. Yet while university presidents go into their shuffle in trying to rationalize the irrational, the silence from the chanceries is deafening. He points out that until the bishops start playing "hardball," this 'hand-washing' will only continue to contribute to the mystical destruction of Christ and therefore His Mystical Body - the Church. Tom explains in The Latest Scandal: To honor those who support the mystical destruction of Christ
 The Fatima FILE
In this month of Mary when we celebrate the 86th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, we revisit the Third Secret of Fatima with a new focus on the possibility that, if modern Rome did not totally fabricate it, perhaps the principals involved were not John Paul II as the Vatican has posited, but rather that the martyred Bishop in white was the one who remained pure to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church - Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Here is presented an interpretation which gives hope that the 40 years in the desert is coming to a close in The Third Secret of Fatima - A Prophecy for the 'New Springtime' of the Church?
Catholicism and the State
In the third installment of this series, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey enumerates on how and why true Catholic Social Order collapsed due to the corruption of the State from various causes and effects, many of which past Pontiffs warned against. Tom shows how the corruption spread into every area of society and within the Church as well, causing an erosion within the family itself. He begins to lay out what is necessary to re-establish true Catholic Social Order in Part Three A Catholic Understanding of the History of the State and Its Corruption
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! .
    We present a loving letter to those attacking Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania 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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      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 verified that the rumor circulated by the London Times that three SSPX bishops would cave to the lure of modern Rome's siren of compromise were 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. The SSPX assure the faithful that they will not fall victim to Vatican II trickery and will remain firm to Archbishop Lefebvre's perennial vision for Holy Mother Church. This is backed 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
    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 in church 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!
    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
    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 St. Therese by doing the ordinary in an extraordinary way and always with Love. See the 285th installment: General Means of Perfection.
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