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Proper of the Season Good Shepherd Sunday
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MAY 2003
Volume 14, no. 26
Month of Mary

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May 4th is also the Traditional Feast of Saint Monica, Mother of Saint Augustine, Doctor of the Church

May 5th is the Traditional Feast of Saint Pius V, Holy Pope and Codifier of the Council of Trent's Tridentine Mass

May 9th is the Traditional Feast of Saint Gregory Nazianzen, Doctor of the Church

What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and, if you eat it, you will die?

Answer at end of editorial below in "ACT TWO."


In his 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 John Paul 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 his commentary in two parts with ACT ONE and ACT TWO of Razzle-dazzle 'em!.
No encyclical better reflects "Good Shepherd Sunday," which is the Second Sunday After Easter, than Pope Leo XIII's magnificent encyclical on the Unity of the Church Satis Cognitum which he issued on June 29, 1896. We ask you to read it with the help of the Holy Ghost and all that the Church has always taught and the chief shepherds - the Popes - who so meticulously and religiously safeguarded the Faith. Then compare with what the Vatican II popes have promulgated and you will see a great contradiction of the Faith in these times. See Satis Cognitum
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Second Sunday After Easter, he emphasizes what the sheep of Christ's flock must do. As the Gospel of John indicates, He entreats us to bring the other sheep into the one true fold. Yet ecumenism makes this impossible. The fact is the sheep cannot wander hither and thither doing what they please. Rather, they must heed what the Good Shepherd says and go where they are guided via the Church Christ established on the Rock of Peter. To not do so is to be expelled from the flock, leaving them prey for the wolves of the world. Too often the world looks so inviting and therein the confusion reigns where, if they truly knew their Faith and realized what Our Lord said, would do all they could to listen and obey and take their discipleship toward loving God seriously. If they did, then love of neighbor would follow naturally as Christ taught through the Faith. Because so few shepherds today take Jesus' command to "Feed My Sheep" seriously, too often the humanistic monster raises its ugly head and causes the lost lambs to forget God's Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church in prioritizing man's agenda. This leads to death of the souls. Though His sheep have a free will, it is God's Loving Holy Will that His sheep be with Him forever. Those who heed His Will are His and know Him. Father explains in his sermon The Sheep of His Flock .
To show how convoluted the wolves in shepherds' clothing are twisting the truths, we present the evidence where conversion of the sheep into the one true fold is no longer relevant. Rather, as Gary Morella comments on the totally humanist and worldly direction modern Rome has chosen to travel, what is important to the counterfeit church is "ecological conversion" and submission to mammon through "globalization" by pandering to the UN as the governing authority, whereas it should be the Church alone as the Authority of all souls as Christ commanded. It is so sad how so few can see the ecumaniacal bent of "John Paul the Great" which blinds so many to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church and is alien to Apostolic tradition. See What are the sheep to think?.
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
Catharine Lamb weighs in with the problem of 'Catholic' television commentators like Sean Hannity and Bill Press spinning Catholic doctrine when they truly don't have a clue. Despite the diversity euphenism that there may be "many pews in the Catholic Church," the truth is there is only One Truth! Talking Heads on the talk show circuits may claim to be Catholic, but the sad fact is they do not truly know their Faith because those charged with educating them do not know their Faith. It's contagious, this cancer of Catholic Cafeteriaism, which is nothing but 'pop' corn crackling in the craniums of those who should know better. She explains in her column Microwave Modernism .
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
We continue with our catechesis series from My Catholic Faith, focusing on the Evangelical Counsels of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience. Had more priests and religious, including bishops and even cardinals, adhered religiously to these guiding points of grace, the Church would be strong today. The abuses of Vatican II would never have seen the light of day, for indeed Obedience would have signaled to them that to go against the Truths and Traditions handed down was truly disobedience, which would and did open the ugly jaws of violating both Chastity and Poverty. See the 286th installment: The Evangelical Counsels.
Pro Life Prescriptions
Dr. Frank Joseph's column is titled "Pro Life Prescriptions" and there is nothing better to prescribe than prayer, because the Divine Physician can heal all. Thus, one of God the Father's loyal, dedicated physicians Dr. Frank shares a simple, short prayer that he encourages all to pray to put an end to the hideous, horrendous sin of abortion which cries to Heaven for vengeance. Dr. Frank also provides a link to an abortuary near you, where you can peacefully protest through prayer in asking for Heaven to stop this holocaust in the womb and convert hearts to God's will. Prayer for the Closing of Abortuaries

Previous Recent Articles, Columns and Series

  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

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
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 pointing out that 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.
    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'!
    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.
    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. He 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 .
    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 .
    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, Dr. Edward Ciaccio presents an article in which he 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 Ed explains in his column So You Don't Believe We're On The Eve of Destruction?
      For archives of many, many other articles and series, see PORT 2003

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