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Issue No. 126, Spring 2007

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Letter from the Editor
by the Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI

Selectively Excusing Modernism
by Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D.
Joseph Ratzinger is a master of obfuscation and complexity. He uses this methodology of contradiction and paradox, drawn straight from George Hegel by way of Hans Urs von Balthasar, to discuss the entirety of the Catholic Faith. He used it to deconstruct Our Lady’s Fatima message...

On the Roman Pontiff
An Extract from St. Robert Bellarmine, De Romano Pontifice
The fourth opinion is that of Cajetan, for whom the manifestly heretical pope is not “ipso facto” deposed, but can and must be deposed by the Church. To my judgment, this opinion cannot be defended. For, in the first place, it is proven with arguments from authority and from reason that the manifest heretic is “ipso facto” deposed...

Featured Parish: Queen of Angels Catholic Church: Newhall (Santa Clarita), California
Queen of Angels Catholic Church began with a nucleus of traditional Catholics who left their local parishes when the Latin Mass was no longer offered. As early as 1971, these faithful souls began to meet in home chapels and temporary facilities in order to attend Mass offered by the many traditional priests who through the years came to administer to their spiritual needs...

God and Country
by Mary Dempsey Knox
...The words, “In God We Trust,” became the official motto of the United States of America in 1956 during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower. The inscription was first placed on the U.S. two-cent piece in 1864 and the motto has appeared on U.S. currency since 1957. Must we remove these words from our coins and currency because someone is offended?...

Death
It seems very illogical that the most common and frequent event in the world, an even which occurs daily and affects great numbers, should be the one which most people feel would not invide their own little world. This event ....

Understanding Gregorian Chant
by Thomas Sabella
Choristers introduced to Gregorian chant are often intimidated by the oddly shaped and strange composition of the notes on the staff. At first glance, the chant may look foreign; however, it is actually a more ancient form of our own modern musical notation....

The Green Scapular
by Sr. Mary Agatha, CMRI
After the Rosary, the Brown Scapular and the Miraculous Medal, there is yet another gift that our Blessed Mother gave to her children which it would do well for Catholics to be familiar with and use often. Commonly known as the Green Scapular, this sacramental was given to the world through the instrumentality of Sister Justine Bisqueyburu...

Beautifying God’s House
by Barbara Day and Helen Abbenzeller
...Ecclesiastical legislation governs the use of floral arrangements on the altar during feasts and liturgical seasons, and there is evidence in the writings of St. Jerome that flowers embellished altars since the earliest ages of the Church....

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Newsnotes:
 Another Blasphemous Attack on Christ
 Designer Genes
 Orthodox Get Their Own Chapel in Trier Cathedral
 Abortions on the House
 Portugal Approves Abortion
 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Upheld
 Moral Teaching Restricted in British Religious Schools
 European Abortion Protests
 Abortion and Depression
 Anglican Clergy
 Embezzlement Rampant in U.S. Parishes
 The KGB and Pope Pius XII
 Fatherless Children
 “Priests” for Hire
 Visit Your Local Mosque
 Few Replacements
 Giving Thanks
 Nicaraguans Oppose Abortion
 Serving Buddhist Monks





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