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Issue No. 154, Spring 2014

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Issue No. 154 features the following articles:

° Letter from the Editor

° Response to Bishop Williamson
 On the Subject of the Vacancy of the Roman See
 by Most Rev. Donald Sanborn
Bishop Williamson has recently placed on his Kyrie Eleison blog a series of articles attempting to refute sedevacantism. Having attracted to himself the staunchest antimodernists in the SSPX, Bishop Williamson, I believe, is finding among them a certain tendency toward sedevacantism...

° Monsignor Moisés Carmona Rivera, Pillar of Traditionalism in Mexico
 Part I: Cooperation with Fr. Sáenz y Arriaga
 by Rev. Fr. Daniel A. Perez Gomez
Trying to understand Monsignor Moises Carmona’s relevance as an important supporter of Traditionalism in Mexico would be in vain if one is not acquainted with the first pillar of Catholic orthodoxy in our country [Mexico] after the innovations sadly promoted by the Second Vatican Council. This man was a tower of strength and traditional values, whose brave voice was the first one to resound in our homeland — the voice of the Reverend Fr. Joaquín Sáenz y Arriaga, a Jesuit priest...

° The Masterminds of Vatican II
 Part III: Wolves Poised to Attack
 by Rev. Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI
The havoc caused by the Modernist Revolution that occurred during the twentieth century is unprecedented. It was a total upheaval of Catholic belief, worship and practice. As a result, Modern Catholics have little in common with Catholics who lived before Vatican II (1962-1965). There are two distinct churches: the Catholic Church Christ founded and the Counterfeit Church formed during Vatican II....

° Soldiers of Christ, Armed for the Supreme Battle
 The Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost
 by Sr. Mary Cabrini, OP
The sacrament of Confirmation should be another Pentecost for each of us. As the Apostles were transformed by the infusion of the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost, so our souls are similarly affected through these gifts. Our true purpose in life is to reproduce the Christ-life in our souls...

° Adoremus in Aeternum
 The Sacred Liturgy (Part VII: The Fruits of the Mass)
 by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
...Let us now turn our attention to the term fruits of the Mass. This term indicates the benefits or graces given to men from the offering of the Sacrifice of the Mass. We all know that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is of infinite value. Yet the benefits received by those who participate are limited and are of various degrees. First, let us examine what these spiritual fruits are. They may be divided into three categories: (1) impetratory, meaning that the Mass imparts spiritual and temporal benefits...

° Respice Stellam
 How Well Do We Defend Mary?
 by Rev. Fr. Gabriel Lavery, CMRI
What is our response when Mary is spoken against? Do we respond merely in a negative way, denying that Catholics worship Mary as a god? Do we explain away this devotion, making it seem as if it was really just a small part of our spiritual life, merely a fitting honor given to Godís Mother, rather than a devotion upon which our salvation depends?...

° In Season — Out of Season
 The Holy Trinity
 by Rev. Fr. Bernard Uttley, OSB
My beloved people, today is the wonderful feast of the Most Holy Trinity. It is the only feast that is entirely dedicated to God Himself. The Holy Trinity is the greatest, the ultimate, the most supreme, mystery of our faith. It is the principal and fundamental doctrine of Christianity; to deny the Trinity is to reject the Christian Faith. This mystery was revealed to us by Our Lord Jesus Christ because God not only wants to be served by us, but to be intimately known and loved by us for Who and What He really is. God need not have told us this secret, but it is a mark of true love to want to be intimately known...

° Servus Mariae
 The Predominant Fault
 by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
According to St. Ignatius, the whole spiritual combat can be reduced to two points: reflection and self-conquest. If we want to be cured of sin and selfishness, we must go to the source of the problem which is our predominant sin. We must relentlessly strive to overcome it as it is the greatest danger to our salvation.

° World Watch (short news stories compiled by The Reign of Mary staff):
     “Pope” Calls Invalidly Married Woman, Allows Her to Receive Communion
     Catholic School Celebrates “Year of Lady Gaga”
     Paul VI “Miracle” Approved; Beatification Set for October
     Pro-Life, Pro-Family Teen Unseats 2-Term West Virginia Incumbent
     Outrage Over Nun Presenting Church Teachings on Morality at Catholic School
     Lesbian Couple’s Baby Baptized in Cathedral
     Man Takes 24 Years to Pay Back Neighbors’ Charity
     Harvard Black Mass Cancelled Due to Nationwide Outrage
     Notre Dame Officials Revoke Permission for Pro-Marriage Table
     Fidelity to Vatican II Non-Negotiable for Religious
     Family Group Invites Christians to 40 Days of Fast to Protect Marriage
     Teenagers Crucified in Syria for Not Renouncing Christ
     Atheist to Oversee Theology at “Catholic” University
     Married Priests Next on the Agenda?
     Will Persecuted Franciscan Order Survive?

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