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MAY 2003
Volume 14, no. 27
PASCHALTIDE
To Our Lady and all earthly mothers: Happy

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updated: May 10
May 11th is the Traditional Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles and Martyrs
May 13th is the 86th Anniversary of the First Apparition at the Cova by Our Lady of Fatima, and the Traditional Feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church
May 14th is the Traditional Feast of the Apostle of Germany, Saint Boniface, Martyr

"Just as it is lawful to resist the pope that attacks the body, it is also lawful to resist the one who attacks souls or who disturbs civil order, or above all, who attempts to destroy the Church. I say that it is lawful to resist by not doing what he orders and preventing his will from being executed."

St. Robert Bellarmine, De Romano Pontifice, Lib. II, Chapter 29

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."


ACT ONE

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!.
PAPAL DECREES: Benedictus Deus
For the Third Sunday After Easter, the Gospel of John 16 focuses on the Beatific Vision which Our Lord refers to when He says to His disciples, "A little while, and you shall not see Me; and again a little while and, and you shall see Me." In Pope Benedict XII's encyclical of January 29, 1336 he reaffirms Christ's promise that "the souls of those who will die in the future will see the same divine essence and will enjoy it before the general judgment." He establishes this ex cathedra in his very short, but succinct encyclical. See Benedictus Deus
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Third Sunday After Easter, he focuses on the Epistle and what the first Sovereign Pontiff St. Peter said infallibly in his Epistle that we are indeed strangers in this world and it would behoove us - for our eternal salvation - to remain such, for to embrace the world is to give up our pilgrimage toward Heavenly Bliss - that eternal prize of beholding the Beatific Vision. This everlasting glory Christ our Lord affirms to His disciples in today's Gospel. He encourages us to stay the course and realize that this time of sorrow - this time when His Mystical Bride is in eclipse - will soon pass and if we are faithful to Him and to His Church our exile will end and we will be with Him, seeing Him forever. How different this supernatural goal is from the humanist goal of a New World Order which today's conciliar church is so willingly embracing and forfeiting her God-given authority. Do the VaticantwoArians not realize no man can serve two masters? A temporary exile always trumps eternal exile! Father explains in his sermon Strangers and Pilgrims .
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 273 through 281 pointing out that GIRM tries to justify the surly prize of the Novus Ordo which the saints would not recognize today with the most sacred, grace-filled Heaven-sent Holy Sacrifice of the Mass they attended. To them it would not be a (sur) prize, but a surprise which they definitely would not cherish. He comments on specifics in The void devoid of meaning
           For all installments to date, see The Germs of G.I.R.M.
The Fatima FILE
In this week when we celebrate the 86th anniversary of the first apparition at the Cova in Fatima, we bring you the full series written by Father Paul Kramer, published last year in which he documents a brief chronological history of the interventions or Our Lady of Fatima to bring real peace to all mankind and the ongoing campaign to thwart, silence, falsify and obstruct Her message of peace, hope, joy and salvation. Following are the the six installments in Chronology of a Cover-up - Part One, followed by Part Two, followed by Part Three, followed by Part Four, followed by Part Five, and finally Part Six
Catholicism and the State
In the fourth installment of his insightful series "Catholicism and the State", Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey addresses how the revolution gained steam and greatly affected the American Constitution which embraced religious indifferentism chiefly because they were fleeing from a kingship which had rebelled from the Social Kingship of Christ by breaking away from Rome during the Protestant Reformation. Rules and language were established that perpetuated the idea of "evangelical liberty" as Tom explains in in Part Four A Catholic Understanding of How 'Evangelical Liberty' Forged its way in
"Father, forgive them..."
The tornadic new age thinking is twisting the mind of the nation's prelates, as Gary Morella points out "When you sow wind, you reap the whirlwind." He calls to task the inane logic and thinking of the Bishop of Dodge City, Kansas Bishop Ronald Gilmore who prefers to quote Robert Frost while attributing to the "Fathers" the "Sacramental Economy" in trying to justify the destruction of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We present the dangerous gibberish he is putting out along with cogent comments by Gary L. Morella on this ridiculousness which is twisting the faith into a tornado of terrorism of souls and creating a Chaos of Unbelief

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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


FOCUS
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
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
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. This "Angelic Doctor" was Saint Thomas Aquinas.
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
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