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Issue No. 148 features the following articles:
° The Travesty of Vatican II
An Honest Assessment after 50 Years
by Rev. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
Although conservatives of the modern Church continue their drumbeat to the effect that all the problems in their Church are due to a misinterpretation of Vatican II, I hope to show in this article that the problem IS the Council itself. It is not a faulty interpretation that has caused all the rotten fruit we have seen over the past 5 decades, but rather the erroneous teachings of the documents of the council.
° Baptism of Desire (Part 2)
A Clear Teaching, Clearly Misunderstood
by Rev. Fr. Gabriel Lavery, CMRI
Many minds today are troubled by the errors of those who reject the Church teaching on baptism of desire. What is the cause of these errors and what should be our response to them? Their errors consist in the failure to properly understand two teachings pertaining to salvation...
° Respice Stellam, Voca Mariam
Mary is the Work of God
by Rev. Fr. Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D.
...The Mystery of Mary is inseparably bound up with the Mystery of Christ her Divine Son, and this mystery has its origin in eternity, in the Infinite Mind of God, before all ages and before time began. In reality, there are not two opposing mysteries here, but rather one single divinely created mystery of Son and Mother....
° Adoremus in Aeternum
The Sacred Liturgy (Part 1: The Liturgical Year)
by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
...This magnificent tapestry of feasts and seasons we call the Liturgical Year is presented to us daily, especially through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The better we understand and appreciate it, the more benefit we will gain from our participation in the liturgy...
° Pages from the Past
Prince Henry the Navigator (Part I: Attempted Taking of Tangier — Tragedy Needs No Telling)
by Rev. Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI
Precious little does history tell us of the expeditions following the capture of the Muslim city of Ceuta in 1415 until the sailing beyond Cape Bojador in 1434. These years found Portugal distracted by the continued Muslim threat and a dispute with Spain for the Canary Islands. Once these engrossing concerns abated, the nation roused itself to its era of glory by systematic exploration of the African coast....
° In Season — Out of Season
The Mystery of Prophecy
by Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
Since God knows all things, past, present, and future, He obviously would foretell the act of sending His own Son. We read the first prophecy of the coming Redeemer in Chapter 3 of Genesis: “I will set enmities between thee and the Woman, between thy seed and her seed.” And He gave us various prophecies about the coming of the Savior many other times.
° Servus Mariae
Fighting the Good Fight
by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
Our powerful and crafty spiritual enemies continually study our weak points in order to tempt us to sin when we are most vulnerable — either in our moments of weakness or when we are lulled by a false sense of security.
° World Watch (short news stories compiled by The Reign of Mary staff):
Ireland’s Constitutional Amendment Makes Children Property of the State
Church of England Narrowly Votes Down Women Bishops
Obama Won the Catholic Vote — Again
Liberal Media Uses Tragedy to Push for Legalization of Abortion in Ireland
Hundreds of Thousands Protest Gay “Marriage” in France
More Brits Believe in Aliens Than in God
Catholic High School Opens Muslim Prayer Room
Liberal Cardinal Claims Catholic Church is “200 Years Out of Date”
Lourdes Shrine Hit by Floods Day Before John Paul Relic to Arrive
Confessional Seal Under Attack in Australia
Donkeys for Tourists in Israel Come with Wi-Fi
Chick-Fil-A Booms After Taking Marriage Stance