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Issue No. 128, Fall-Winter 2007

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

The Consecration of Bishops During Interregna
by the Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
The purpose of this article is to present objective evidence to demonstrate the legitimacy of the consecration of traditional Catholic bishops during this time of an extended interregnum (vacancy of the Holy See) which has occurred since the spiritual devastation caused by the Second Vatican Council. The evidence presented will show the historical precedent for such episcopal consecrations, the distinction between divine law and ecclesiastical law in this realm, and the historical precedent of supplied jurisdiction granted to such bishops....

Fatima Conference 2007: “All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed...”
by Rev. Mother Mary Dominica, CMRI
This line from Mary’s Magnificat formed the theme for the 2007 Fatima Conference held at Mount Saint Michael from October 10 - 14. Faithful Catholics arrived from far-flung reaches of the United States: from Hawaii and California in the west to Massachusetts and Ohio in the east, and in between, there were representatives from Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, Montana, Texas,....

False Devotions: Dangers for Pious Souls
by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
Recently, a parishioner asked me to review a devotional booklet which she wanted to use. Published by Tan Books, the booklet The Two Divine Promises was written by a Fr. Roman Hoppe. Originally published in 1954 in Polish, it was reprinted by Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., in 1987. Although the booklet claims to be published with ecclesiastical approval, there is no imprimatur nor mention of who approved it...

Perpetual Successors in the Primacy
by Rev. Fr. Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D.
The following letter by Fr. Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., is a response to those who claim that the first Vatican Council’s reference to “perpetual successors in the Primacy” is a proof that the Chair of Peter could not have been vacant for the past forty years and more. Although originally written several years ago, the letter is just as relevent today...

The Holy House of Loreto
By Sr. Mary Agatha, CMRI
Of the many Marian shrines throughout the world, the Holy House of Loreto is one of the most ancient and highly venerated, and for good reason. Indeed, it is often referred to as the holiest place on earth, for within these very walls the Almighty Word took human flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary...

Featured CMRI Parish: St. Joseph’s Church and Holy Guardian Angels School in Olathe, Colorado
St. Joseph’s parishioners have much for which to be grateful as they have overcome many obstacles in their history of becoming a traditional Catholic parish. The group started in 1993 with a few faithful coming together in a rented hall or private home about once a month when a priest of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) visited the area to provide the Mass and the sacraments....

Sacramentals
by Rev. Fr. Gabriel Lavery, CMRI
What are sacramentals and how can they help us? Canon law defines them as “holy things or actions that the Church uses, in a certain imitation of the sacraments, to obtain favors for us from God, especially spiritual favors.”...

Explanation of the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception: The Holy Hour of Matins
by Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
As the Rule of the Confraternity of Mary Immaculate Queen obliges members to daily recite the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, over the next several issues we will be examining the beautiful prayers which make up this Office. These prayers refer to many of the prominent personages and sacred objects of the Old Testament ...

The Altar
by Paula Storm, CMRI
The altar, the elevated structure in the sanctuary, is where the priest offers the Eucharistic Sacrifice and is the focal point of a church. The word altar comes from the Latin altare which means “a high place.” According to St. Athanasius (296-373 AD), the Apostles followed Mosaic practice and prayed facing the East, because Christ is the Light of the World...

The “O” Antiphons
During the last seven days before Christmas, the Church solemnly chants the Greater Magnificat antiphons at Vespers. In anticipation of the Birth of Christ, which is now nearly upon us, the “O” Antiphons, as they are called, express intense longing and expectation for the Messias, each ending with the eager cry, “Come!”...

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 An Ecumenical Virgin Mary?
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 Turning Cremains into Gems
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 Condemned Theologian Beatified
 Young Protestants Giving Up Church
 States Defend Monogamous Marriage
 Rampant Drinking and Drug Use at U.S. Universities
 Grim Future for Ireland
 Religion Remains for Many Victims of Alzheimer’s
 Cremation Causing Global Warming?
 Empty Churches in Europe
 Part Human, Part Animal
 What Lies Ahead?
 Gay Pastors Now Allowed


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