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Issue No. 143, Summer 2011

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Issue No. 143 features the following articles:

° Letter from the Editor

° Church Teaching on the Prohibition of Books
 Its Application to Today’s Circumstances
 by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
...Church law forbids us to read anything which is harmful to our faith and morals. But even where there is not a clear application of Church law, the general principle is that we are forbidden by the natural law from reading anything which would endanger our immortal soul....

° The Wholesome Power of Faith
 Faith Strengthens Us in Body and Soul in the Trials of Life
 by Rev. Fr. Eugen Rissling
Human misery and suffering receive through Christian faith such a deep sense and supernatural meaning that we can even speak of an elevation and transfiguration through divine grace....

° One Step Back
 The Deceptive Nature of the “Retro” Movement in the Conciliar Church
 by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the fullness of tradition is returning to the Conciliar Church. Not in the least. These few instances of a return of traditional practices are nothing more than window dressing — an appearance of change only, without any substantial return to the Faith of the saints and martyrs....

° Hernando Cortes, Conquistador of Christ
 Part XI: The Siege of Tenochtitlan
 by Rev. Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI
Tenochtitlan would be vanquished not by battle alone, but by blockade. Control of Lakes Texcoco, Xochimilco, Xaltocan and Chalco required thirteen brigantines transported beam by beam and assembled on location at Texcoco....

° In Season—Out of Season
 O Precious Blood!
 The Sermon Preached by Rev. Fr. Michael Oswalt at His First Solemn Mass (July 3, 2011)
...The feast of the Precious Blood is a great reminder to us that all the forms, all the images, associations, ideas of the Precious Blood breathe sacrifice. Their frangrance, their odor, is the odor of sanctity; their beauty is sacrifice....

° Servus Mariae
 Morning Prayers
 by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
The ideal would be to honor God as much as He deserves — infinitely. But we are creatures too infinitesimal to render Him such perfect worship. Let us have at least the holy ambition of serving Him with all the zeal of which we are capable...

° Respice Stellam Voca Mariam
 The Necessity of Devotion to Mary in the Latter Times
 by Rev. Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI
As we continue to reflect on holy slavery, let us realize that the practice of True Devotion becomes even more critical as the worl approaches closer to the end times....

° Adoremus in Aeternum
 A Study of the Traditional Latin Mass: Preparation for Holy Communion
 by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
Prior to our receiving Holy Communion, we pray the prayer which was first said long ago by a Roman centurion when he sought Christ’s help in curing his dying servant: “Lord, I am not worthy....”

° Catholic Family Life
 The First Year of Marriage
 by Rev. Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI
The first year of marriage is especially difficulty since two independent individuals who have vowed lifelong love for each other must quickly learn to fuse together to form a team....

° World Watch (short news stories compiled by The Reign of Mary staff):
     Scientists Secretly Create Animal-Human Embryo Hybrids
     Polish Bill Bans All Abortion
     Former IVF Doctor Quits in Horror
     178 Teachers and Principals Named in Biggest Cheating Scandal in U.S. History
     Married Couples Now a Minority in U.S.
     Pilots Refuse to Fly July 4 Atheist Banners
     Truck Companies Boycott Abortuaries
     Malta Legalizes Divorce
     300 Austrians Priests Issue “Call to Disobedience”
     Town Clerk Quits Rather Than Sign Gay Marriage Licenses
     50 U.S. Christians Churches Read Quran on June 26
     Obamacare Mandates Free Birth control
     No Opt-Out of Gay History in California Public Schools

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