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MAY 2003
Volume 14, no. 28
PASCHALTIDE
Month of Mary

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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


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!.

ACT TWO
PAPAL DECREES: Mirari Vos
The Gospel of John 16 for the Fourth Sunday After Easter preaches that Christ will send His Spirit - the Holy Ghost - from Heaven to be with His Church and to convey the truth and nothing but the truth. We profess in the Act of Faith: "I believe these and all the truths of the Holy Catholic Church because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived." Pope Gregory XVI in 1832 issued his encyclical Mirari Vos which dealt with Liberalism and Religious Lukewarmness. He wrote, "Nor can We predict happier times for religion and government from the plans of those who desire vehemently to separate the Church from the state, and to break the mutual concord between temporal authority and the priesthood. It is certain that that concord which always was favorable and beneficial for the sacred and the civil order is feared by the shameless lovers of liberty." Compare that with the submission to the godless UN and the ecumania so rampant in the Vatican II church today and read Catharine Lamb's article below. If we are to accept what is being promoted today, then we would be discounting and rejecting Gregory's words. It presents for concerned Catholics today quite a conundrum. That is why we provide these wise and inspired Papal decrees from past Pontiffs so you can see more clearly that the conciliar church has adapted a different doctrine, very different than what was always expressed by Holy Mother Church prior to Vatican II. True Church teaching is reinforced in Gregory's very succinct encyclical Mirari Vos
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Easter, he focuses on both the Epistle of St. James and the Gospel in which Christ affirms that it is the Holy Ghost, His Spirit, which "will convict the world of sin." Father points out that this is not just some conspiracy theory that the world and Church are rampaging out of control today, but all part of prophecy both in Sacred Scripture and in apparition. One he relays is that of Our Lady of Good Success, which Dr. Marian Therese Horvat has shared with our readers several times, of the Church-approved messages to an Ecuadorian nun Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres. Father pinpoints a few of the prophecies to see how right-on the Blessed Mother was four centuries ago about these very times we live today. He reminds us that as bad as things are, we could panic and give in, or we could dig in and turn our backs on the world, the flesh and the devil and embrace Every Good and Perfect Gift .
Shears and Tears of a Lamb
Catharine Lamb is rightfully incensed, as should every concerned Authentic Roman Catholic, at the pandering to the concept of a One World Religion so manifest in the shameful tolerance for the Buddhist Religion that leaves not only contradictions from the highest echelons of the Church in Rome and America, but a whole lot of confusion among the faithful - all in direct opposition to God's mandate to Moses: "Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me." As we can readily see this so-called dialogue with pagan religions really translates to the Modernist mantra of methodism towards a Pan-Religion, the will of Lucifer. She details the destruction in her column Reading Between the Lines .
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In the sixth episode of Chapter Ten of The Shrouding, we discover more background and history leading up to the coming Conclave as Vatican head of Universal Communications Monsignor Navarro meets a mysterious Australian magnate on his way to check up on progress in the Sistine Chapel. A gut feeling prompts Stephen to invite Colin Rembert to accompany him to the 16th century edifice where workers are preparing special structures for the next Conclave in the magnificent grotto of Michelangelo's art as we see in Part IV, Chapter Ten, Episode Six.
Doctors of the Church
The twenty-fifth Doctor in this chronological series on the Doctors of the Church was the second woman elevated to the status of Doctor. She was given the mystical gift of the stigmata, not visible to the world until her death. She convinced the Sovereign Pontiff to end the Babylon Exile in Avignon, France and fought against the Great Schism that began after the death of the Pope she talked into returning to Rome. She was a close counselor to Popes and worked many miracles, helping all no matter their walk in life or their state of life or health. Known as the "Powerful and Prayerful Persuader." She was Saint Catherine of Siena

Previous Recent Articles, Columns and Series

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?.
The Fatima FILE
In the week when we celebrated the 86th anniversary of the first apparition at the Cova in Fatima, we brought you the full series written by Father Paul Kramer, published last year in which he documented 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
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
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 .
"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
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?
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