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Issue No. 129, Winter 2008

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Letter from the Editor
by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

The Mystery of the Holy Trinity in the Old Testament
by the Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
How often we make the Sign of the Cross and invoke the Holy Trinity, and yet give little thought to the significance of the words which mark the beginning of all our prayers...

Spain and the Sacred Heart
by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
Some ten miles southeast of Madrid lies a hill marking the geographical center of the Iberian peninsula. Here, at the Cerro de los Angeles, occurred two remarkable events in the 20th century, which signify the battle raging in the world between Christ and Satan, between the Catholic Church and the enemies of God, between good and evil...

The Slippery Slope: Perpetual Successors in the Primacy
by Rev. Fr. Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D.
Sedevacantism is the belief, held even by anti-sedevacantists, that the Chair of Peter becomes vacant when a Catholic Pope dies. This is true when a Pope dies a bodily death, but it is true also if a Pope dies a spiritual death by way of manifest heresy. Yet, the “Robber Church cleric” gives no thought to this. Instead, he simply takes it for granted, heresy or no heresy, that “the present Pope” is nevertheless a true Vicar of Christ,...

The “Secret” of St. Louis Marie de Montfort
by a Religious Sister of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen
July 20, 2007, marked the sixtieth anniversary of the canonization of one of God’s greatest saints, Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort. Addressing the great concourse of pilgrims assembled for the occasion, Pope Pius XII summarized the life and spirit of the newly canonized: “The greatest force behind all his apostolic ministry and his secret for attracting and giving souls to Jesus was his devotion to Mary”....

The House God Called Home (Our Lady of Loreto, Part 2)
Most informed Catholics revere the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome as the highest-ranking basilica in the world dedicated to Our Lady. You may be surprised, then, to read the following quote: “This (St. Mary Major) is one of the largest and noblest religious edifices of the Christian world; it is, also, probably the first church of Our Lady publicly consecrated in Rome, and, after the Basilica of Loreto, is the greatest and most important of Our Lady’s sanctuaries...

The Holy Eucharist: The Tremendous and Life-Giving Sacrament
An Excerpt from The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Gihr
Holy Communion preserves and protects the life of grace in the children of God, that it may not die in the death of sin, for one of its effects is preservation from mortal sin. The Lord Himself declared that whosoever would eat of the Eucharistic Bread, should not die (John 6, 50) — that is, he should not die the death of the soul by sin...

Explanation of the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception: The Holy Hour of Prime
by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
The word Prime refers to 6:00 a.m., the first hour of the day according to the Roman division of time. Generally, Prime is that part of the Office which is recited in the early morning. By devoutly reciting these prayers we fortify ourselves against the perils and dangers of the day...

“I am the Good Shepherd... I Know Mine and Mine Know Me...”
by Rev. Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI
...Our Lord tells us that He knows His sheep and His sheep know Him, with a knowledge similar to that of the Father with the Son, and the Son in knowing the Father. As God, Christ’s love for the Father is an infinite and eternal love. His love for us is an infinite and eternal love, a love which yearns for our eternal salvation and the enjoyment of the Beatific Vision for all eternity...

Other titles:
Newsnotes (by Rev. Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI):
 Long-Term Psychological Effects of Abortion
 Bishops Predict Pro-Life Measure Won’t Work
 100,000 Jots and Tittles
 Baby Boom of Sorts
 New Religions Opening Shop
 Spain — Quo Vadis?
 Prayer in Common with Other Religions
 Delay vs. Full Steam Ahead

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