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TUESDAY      June 8, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 110

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While the Holy Spirit was present at Vatican II, He is sorely missing in the "spirit of Vatican II"!!!

     In today's commentary we examine just a few of the changes made in our Liturgy over the years and ask a simple question: Why? In looking back on what has been wrought by ICEL and the "spirit of Vatican II" proponents, we find a dearth of good fruits. In fact none at all because a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. The tree known as the "spirit of Vatican II" often tries to imitate the good tree which was the actual Council itself in which the Sanctifier - the Holy Spirit was truly present. But the great imposter which has muscled into dioceses and parishes today is the bad tree and the fruits, over the past thirty years, have said volumes in the lack of good fruits. For today's editorial, No aficionodo of aggiornamento ! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

No aficionado of aggiornamento!

Michael Cain, editor

Whatever happened to the "forever" clause stipulated by Pope Saint Pius V in his encyclical Quo Primum on the Liturgy of the Mass?

      In conjunction with our commentary above, we bring you the full text of the historical encyclical published by Pope Saint Pius V who decreed and commanded that the Mass as it was determined at the Council of Trent would be said "in perpetuity, " "forever" and that furthermore, besides commanding that his decree would be obeyed forever, not just during his tenure as Pope, but forever through all succeeding Popes and that "Should any person venture to do so [disobey his decree], let him understand that he will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul." Have some who pushed the "spirit of Vatican II" incurred the Almighty's wrath? This encyclical gives pause to think about it. For this full encyclical from the 225th successor of Peter and the only one to be canonized up until Pope Saint Pius X, click on ECCLESIAL ECHOES.


Pius Bishop
Servant of the Servants of God
For a Perpetual Memorial of the Matter


      Today is the Tenth Tuesday in Ordinary Time with tomorrow the Tenth Wednesday and Feast of Saint Ephrem of Syria, Deacon and Doctor of the Church. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignettes on this saint, click on DAILY LITURGY.


     Tying in with today's editorial, we present the prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII - Prayer to Saint Michael:

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God thrust down into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Tuesday, June 8, 1999

Wednesday, June 9, 1998


Events Today in Church History

      On this date in 1504 the Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonorotti completes his masterpiece "David" and commissions it to be set in the Plaza in Florence where it catches the attention of Pope Julius II who summoned him to Rome to work on a special project called the Sistine Chapel and the rest, as they say, is history. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for June 8:

May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Also today I call you to convert and to more firmly believe in God. Children, you seek peace and pray in different ways, but you have not yet given your hearts to God for Him to fill them with His love. So, I am with you to teach you and to bring you closer to the love of God. If you love God above all else, it will be easy for you to pray and to open your hearts to Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"Even so let your light shine before men, in order that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven."

Matthew 5: 16

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June 8, 1999 volume 10, no. 110   DAILY CATHOLIC