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Proper of the Season Fifth Sunday After Easter and ASCENSION OF THE LORD
For the Daily Liturgical Calendar, see MAY TRADITIONAL LITURGY
and the SAINT OF THE DAY


MAY 2003
Volume 14, no. 29
PASCHALTIDE
Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord

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updated: May 24
May 25th is the Feast of Pope Saint Gregory VII
May 26th is a Rogation Day and the Feast of Saint Philip Neri
May 27th is a Rogation Day and the Traditional Feast of Saint Bede the Venerable, Doctor of the Church
May 28th is a Rogation Day and the Vigil of the Ascenson and the Traditional Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury
May 29th is the ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, Holy Day of Obligation
May 30th is the Traditional Feast of Pope St. Felix I, Martyr and Saint Joan of Arc, Martyr
May 31st is the Traditional Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady, Queen of Apostles

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord are the annual Rogation Days in the Church calendar. During these days we make penance and reparation and procession, reciting or chanting the all-inclusive Litany of the Saints


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
"Qui legit, intelligat"
In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Easter, he reminds us of the meaning of Rogation Days - the three days preceding the Glorious Ascension of Our Lord. Though abandoned by the Vatican II church, the Rogation Days has long been a custom of the Authentic Roman Catholic Church and they were instituted for a special reason - to plead with the Father for mercy, to avert the deserved punishments of our sins. The Rogation Days are a time of fasting and penance to show the Almighty we are sincere and doing our part. Sadly, God is not the main focus today; man is and his needs are being addressed above God's and that is not good as Father explains in his sermon. Admiratio Populi.

In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the glorious Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, he points out Our Lord's final command to His Apostles and disciples - to go into the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Her he did not mean "pro multis" - for many, but for all to receive the word of God. He also made it very clear that those who believed what was preached to them and followed through that belief with the Sacrament of Baptism, would be saved. Those who rejected Christ's teaching, who rejected the saving grace of Baptism would be condemned. He didn't say, it's okay to differ because even in your half-truths and garbled logic there is truth and therefore all I've said has no relevance for you; no, He said "condemned." Pretty harsh words coming from the Son of God. Do you think He meant it? According to the Vatican II church, no; according to Authentic Roman Catholic teaching, no doubt! Father explains in his sermon "He who believes and is Baptized".


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 thirteen more objections as he shows clearly what the real issue is and the motivation behind Lefebre's actions, which were totally Roman Catholic in every sense. Mario responds to objections 12 through 23, debunking each objection with syllogistic logic and common sense, highlighting the ridiculousness of Objection 20 that those who publicly disobey the Pope are scandalizing others, when the truth is that the entire Vatican II foundation is crumbling because it is not rooted in solid Catholic Truth and Tradition. Mario further refutes several neo-Catholic myths in part eight of his series with the fourth of Objections and Replies: The salvation of souls is the issue! .
 Exspectans exspectavimus Ecclesia Dei
Bishop Richard Williamson responds to the rumors flying around about "re-incommunication" with modern Rome. He makes it manifestly clear that Conciliar 'Catholicism' is not Authentic Roman Catholicism and Traditional Catholics, indeed every Catholic, has a duty to resist and to engage in all out war against the Conciliarists for only one will be left standing and, for the sake of millions and millions of souls, let us hope and pray that True Catholicism will win out. It cannot if the SSPX is compromised by the enemy camp of the New-church Vatican as the Bishop points out in his May Letter Two Rumors - and More to Come? .
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In the seventh episode of Chapter Ten of The Shrouding, the weapon of "mass destruction" is smuggled into the Vatican by Legion thugs Guillaume Brunatti and Luciani Serrano and received by the trigger person Elena Grabe, now posing as a nun in the Apostolic Palace as they coordinate with Edwin Blix via computer in their efforts to infiltrate and infest the Holy See as we see in Part IV, Chapter Ten, Episode Seven.

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


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 .
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


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
"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
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