We can't begin to respond to the hundreds of e-mails that have flooded in with prayers and good wishes from all over the world for Cyndi. The prayers are having a miraculous effect for as late as Friday, September 26 she had been on life support and the doctors, knowing Cyndi's wish was to come off of any artificial means of survival if there was no improvement, were worried. Thankfully. the x-rays had shown a slight improvement Friday morning, enough to take her off the ventilator tube. Yet, early Saturday morning, September 27th she started to slip again. Her x-rays revealed that her lungs were filling up again for the antibiotics weren't able to arrest the fungus in the lungs, which has still not been identified.
Cyndi was at total peace with whatever the outcome. Though this editor was pretty downtrodden, we never gave up hope and, to the surprise even of Cyndi's own doctor, she rallied on the mere oxygen mask where her x-rays almost overnight showed improvement early Sunday morning. As much as yours truly and our family wanted to visit her on Sunday, along with her close cousins, the doctor wisely prescribed no visitors and total rest.
She rallied so well that on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, she was finally transferred from ICU after two full weeks in the Intensive Care Unit where a few times it didn't look like she might make it through the night. We can only attribute that to the countless prayers of intercession, Holy Masses being offered, and the power of the Rosary all laid before the Heavenly Father and the Heavenly King and the Heavenly Sanctifier through the pure, unadulterated love from "Cyndi's Angels. With friends like this who could ever fear anything?
The doctor has alerted us that we shouldn't get overly optimistic and everything is still in a wait-and-see mode, but we know you'll keep praying and whatever is God's Holy Will, we totally accept. On behalf of the entire family, thank you again for your bouquets of love and caring. Since we get so many new readers daily, we are keeping the article on-line as well as those we carried last month.
To those who have sent cards and letters and love offerings for "Cyndi's Angels" - well, we can't thank you enough and are more in need than ever right now so your outpouring of love is so appreciated. We will try to answer as many as possible, but may this notice be a sign of acknowledgment to our wonderful friends the world over. May God bless you abundantly.
We wanted to let all readers of The Daily Catholic know the serious condition of the editor's loving wife Cyndi and mother of two sons, who is in the Intensive Care Unit of Skaggs Community Health Center in Branson, Missouri and presently on life support. Her lungs are failing her as she deals with a severe case of bi-lateral pneumonia that has left her in dire straits fighting for her life. Spiritually she is at total peace, but she must still face her physical Calvary and it is most difficult, not only for her but for members of her family. We humbly call on all her friends to respond to our heartfelt plea of help to "Cyndi's Angels," who, over the years, have been many. She has always been there for others, now urgently, the editor is begging and
Calling "Cyndi's Angels" to rally for her!
The Rosary of Mary: our most powerful weapon. October is Our Lady's month, the month of the Holy Rosary. It is also the month we remember her victory for all of Christendom at Lepanto and the 86th Anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima, the day the sun danced. Truly October is Our Lady's time, the month of the Holy Rosary. Pray for the unborn and that abortion will not be compromised by the political expediency of the times where misguided prelates are lukewarm when it comes to speaking out strongly against politicians - the vast majority of them Democrats - who promote the two sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance: Abortion and Sodomy. The Catholic Church can never compromise Divine Revelation. Stand and be counted. No compromise, no dialogue, just Doctrine - Rock Solid Doctrine handed down through the constituted evangelic Traditions. . Pray that the flocks will not be further deceived. Click on the Rosary button to recite the full Rosary in either English or Latin.
For the 15 Promises to those who recite Mary's Holy Rosary, see PROMISES OF THE ROSARY
See the movie trailer for Mel Gibson's phenomenal movie The Passion. We also urge you to please support his releasing this powerful movie in the way he needs to, by being faithful to the literal words of the Gospel of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please sign the PETITION which will help this noble cause
and encourage your friends and neighbors to sign as well. Help Mel fulfill Our Lord's command in Mark 16: 15-16. Traditional Catholics and committed Christians can make the difference!
The Germs of G.I.R.M.
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has completed his excellent, thorough critique of the latest release of General Instruction of the Roman Missal by modern Rome. We encourage you to read the entire 77 installments of his comments which reinforce what the Church has always taught pertaining to the propitiatory nature of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. What has been promulgated over the past 40 years is truly G.I.R.M. warfare on the sacred and Holy of holies as Tom clearly points out in his eye-opening magnificent completed work The Germs of G.I.R.M.
Doctors of the Church
The twenty-ninth Doctor in this chronological series on the Doctors of the Church was born in Spain and throughout his life had obstacle after obstacle placed in his path. Despite the roadblocks, from the earliest possible drowning accident he was protected - under the mantle of the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph. He longed for perfection, desiring to please only Our Lord, so much so that he accepted pain and suffering willfully, even to being demeaned and ridiculed, called an apostate and worse. Through all of this he still kept the Faith when all about him wanted to take it away. He was encouraged by a saintly pupil whom he aided greatly in reform of the Carmelites. God confirmed to all his persecutors that this holy priest was right and deserved the aura of sanctity at his death which this saint had foretold the exact year, month, day and hour. He wrote a book that boosts the confidence of so many who have those times of doubt about their Faith. He showed where faith is not about feelings, but about perseverance during those dark nights of the soul. He was the dauntless Saint John of the Cross.
Quid Dicit Scriptura
One of the areas The Daily Catholic has not been able to furnish until now is a solid Catholic Apologetic based on the Holy Scriptures. With the addition of Jacob Michael we can now provide the reader a a steady diet of Catholic Apologia in order to counteract Protestant friends who are great at quoting Sacred Scripture and even better at taking it out of context and interpreting according to how they view it, not on what the Church has always directed in discerning that which the Holy Ghost has inspired as Divine Revelation. The whole question comes down to "What saith the Scriptures?" and that is the title of Jacob's column - in Latin, of course: "Quid Dicit Scriptura?", with passages taken from the Latin Vulgate Douay Rheims Roman Catholic version. He continues with this issue his multi-part installment on "The Gospel is the Kingdom" with part two David's Kingdom Falling Down, Falling Down, Falling Down...
Catholicism and the State
Another series we would like to bring to your attention in these times when God and the Ten Commandments are so under assault is a shorter eight-installment series by Dr. Droleskey on the causes and effects of the inherent problems existent today in the Church and the State. To combat the folly of religious liberty and the whole charade of separation of Church vs. State, Tom proves that the only concluding solution is the uncompromising Proclamation of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ as exercised authoritatively by the Roman Catholic Church and the immediate and necessary Consecration of Russia to Mary's Immaculate Heart as Our Lady requested at Fatima. Tom lays it out in his Catholicism and the State
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In the sixth episode of Chapter Eleven of The Shrouding, Stephen wends his way toward where Sister Bridie is being held captive, while in the Sala Regia Cardinal Zachmunn continues to recruit Cardinals on the fence to realize the wisdom of voting down the fabricated preconized 40 bishops. Meanwhile Niki and Ogidi scope out the Legion's warehouse where a shipment is being prepared for the Vatican at midnight. Across the pond, Vic confides in his good friend Ben O'Fallon his findings and what he must do in order to try to stave off the Basilisk as we see in Part IV, Chapter Eleven, Episode Six.
We cannot recommend highly enough the daily comments of Father Moderator who provides one of the best no-nonsense sites for Traditional Catholics at Traditio.com. Here Father Moderator separates the wheat from the chaff with no-holds barred candidness in keeping the faithful abreast daily with feedback and comments of all that is happening in the Church today. Besides the best available list of Latin Masses throughout the country, Father tells it like it is, never pulling punches in punching holes in all the charade that is the Vatican II church as you'll see in Traditio.com
What you might have missed last week:
Pro Life Prescriptions
Dr. Frank Joseph's column this week addresses the scandal that alongside California Senator Dianne Feinstein, stand men who should know better - men who were raised Catholic, but have abandoned their principles, their very Faith for the spoils of temporal gain, forgetting in the process that it matters not to gain the whole world if one loses their eternal soul. These men are Gray Davis, Cruz Bustamonte, Arnold Schwarzenneger, and Cardinal Roger Mahony. Useful fools and felons we should both fear and forget
On the BattleLine
Atila Sinke Guimar„es returns with documentation on the weak-clawed head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith . Because of this evidence, we at The Daily Catholic ask: Where is modern Rome in exacting compliance to the censoring of Gramick and Nugent for promoting the sodomy mentality? Sadly missing in action. Despite growing acceptance of all things sinful, the Vatican must stand firmly against those things which directly contradict Faith and Morals, and yet, just as they turned the other way in respect to the notorious Hans KŁng, so also the conservatives' favorite poster boy Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger doesn't even lift a paw or pause to think of the scandal from such lack of follow-through and failure to enforce and uphold the Faith. Atila offers a bird's eye perspective in assessing the lack of upholding the Faith by the "king of the beasts" within the CDF in his column Cardinal Ratzinger: A Toothless Lion
Mario Derksen refflects on the "coincidences" of a "transitional Pope" which, no one can deny, John XXIII was. Mario contends in his theory that it was all prearranged in order to implement the very agenda that has rendered the Church so impotent in grace today, all begun by setting Angelo Roncalli up as a "transitional Pope" - the "good" pope in the eyes of the world. That alone should have warned us of what was ahead when the same men who elected John XXIII allowed Giovanni Montini to mount the Papal Throne and from there wield the axe of destruction by introducing all that Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII, as well as St. Pius X, Pius XI and Pius XII had so meticulously safeguarded. Mario explains in his column A "Transitional" Pope?