Fidelis et Verus
May 29, 2006 A.D. Issue 79.Subscribe for $10.00 to Fidelis et Verus; PO Box 350333; Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33335-0333 USA. Phone or fax 1-954-583-5108. E-mail:[email protected] Website of 6,000 Catholic books in English and 1,000 Catholic books in Spanish (en Espanol).http://www.catholicbook.com Founded Palm Sunday March 31, 1985 in Palmdale, California. We are a part of the Children of Mary and Catholic Books & Tapes Apostolate.
Da Vinci Code a sign of your end.
When they start making fun of religion, know that the end is near. So said Jesus at the Bayside, NY apparitions 1970-1994. The Da Vinci Code book and film states Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had children through her. The satanic author, Dan Brown states that the Catholic Church has kept this secret for 2,000 years. The Catholic response has been pathetic with barely a whimper raised in protest except for a few Roman Cardinals. Many believe this thesis so protests must be made.
There are many danger points in the world where a great war can begin such as any Muslim nation where Muslim terrorists are active, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Venezuela, all of Africa, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Europe has 10 million poor Muslim immigrants, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Burma all are potential tinder boxes where a great fire may begin. Be ready for you know not the day or hour. A warning and miracle must precede the end.
Shepherds are Lost Now Online and in Print.
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Mystical City of God Now Being Re-printed.
The 4 volume set of our Ladyís messages to Venerable Mary of Agreda will be ready July 16, 2006 and will cost $79.95 for the 4 volume set of perfect bound books that consisted of 2,676 pages. Shipping is $9.00 in USA. We accept all credit cards.
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Whose God may we mock?
By Patrick J. Buchanan
If "such lies and errors had been directed at the Quran or the Holocaust," said Archbishop Angelo Amato, the Vatican's secretary for the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, "they would have justly provoked a world uprising."
The archbishop was speaking of "The Da Vinci Code," the Ron Howard film that debuts at Cannes and opens worldwide this week, and is expected to gross $500 million by summer's end.
The archbishop's point is undeniable. Blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet with a bomb in his turban, published a few months ago in a Danish newspaper and reprinted on the front pages of Europe's major papers, ignited demonstrations in Muslim communities across Europe and violent and deadly riots across the Islamic world.
Leaders friendly to the West, from Egypt to Afghanistan, felt compelled to denounce the cartoons, as did many in the West, as a provocation and insult to the faith of a billion people.
In the 1990s, the British novelist Salman Rushdie spent years in hiding after Ayatollah Khomeini issued a "fatwa" calling for his killing for publishing the blasphemous "Satanic Verses." In the 1970s, the film "Muhammad," starring Anthony Quinn, was pulled from many U.S. theaters after bomb threats. The film had offended Muslim faithful by showing the face of Muhammad.
Last February, British historian David Irving, whose books on World War II have sold in the millions, was convicted in an Austrian court of Holocaust denial and sentenced to three years in prison. His crime: In two speeches in Austria in 1989, Irving asserted there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz. Though he recanted in court, it did not save him. Prosecutors felt his sentence was too light. Karen Pollock of Great Britain's Holocaust Education Trust applauded the verdict: "Holocaust denial is anti-Semitism dressed up as intellectual debate. It should be regarded as such and treated as such."
In nine countries of Europe, Holocaust denial is a crime. In the United States, to deny the Holocaust happened or suggest that it has been exaggerated is not a crime, but marks one down as a social leper.
If you would know who wields cultural power, ask yourself: Whom is it impermissible to offend? Thus the hoopla attending the release of "The Da Vinci Code," based on the Dan Brown novel that has sold 7 million copies in the United States, tells us something about whose God it is permissible to mock and whose faith one is allowed to assault.
For what "The Da Vinci Code" says is that Roman Catholicism is a gigantic fraud, that the church has for centuries been perpetrating a monstrous hoax, duping hundreds of millions into believing something it knows is a bald-faced lie. At the novel's heart lies the contention that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married, that they had a daughter, that the Vatican has known this and been hiding the descendants of Jesus, that Opus Dei is a secret order whose agents will engage in murder to protect the secret.
Leonardo da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper" is said to hold the secret, as Jesus is portrayed touching the hand of the youngest apostle, John, who holds the place of honor at his side - and who is, on close inspection, Mary Magdalene.
In Catholic teaching and tradition, the Holy Grail is the chalice that contained the blood of Jesus. In the book, the Holy Grail is Mary Magdalene, carrying the flesh and blood of Jesus in her womb.
If "The Da Vinci Code" is based upon facts, no other conclusion follows than that to be a Catholic is either to be in on this fraud or to be the dupe of those perpetuating it. But if it is fiction, why would Hollywood put out so viciously anti-Catholic a film that can only have the effect of undermining the faith of millions of Christians?
Putting "The Da Vinci Code" on film, with what it alleges about the Catholic Church, is the moral equivalent of making a movie based on the "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and implying this is the truth about the Jewish plot to control the world. One imagines Ron Howard and Tom Hanks would take a pass on that script.
Like the "Hitler's Pope" smear of Pius XII, a man who did more than any other to save the Jews in World War II, "The Da Vinci Code" is a Big Lie that, though readily refuted by the facts, will be believed. But that it will be a box-office smash, that it is the subject of lavish praise in the press, that it is the best-selling novel of the 21st century, tells us we live not just in a post-Christian era, but in an anti-Catholic culture not worth defending or saving, for it is truly satanic.
Islam Beliefs as explained by Randall Terry.
Current news anchors are puzzled by Muslim suicide bombers which concept they do not find easily in the Muslim Holy Book, the Quran. The reason is that the Quran is only part of the Muslim belief structure. The other pillars of Muslim belief are "The Islamic Sharia" which is the Islamic law that applies to all aspects of the life of a Muslim. The Sharia is the law structure that comes from the combination of the Quran and the Sunna (Mohammedís words and deeds recorded outside the Quran). These two sources, the Quran and Sunna and are melded together by the consensus of Islamic religious authorities and form the Sharia which is the law of Islam.
Muslim scholars insist that the Sunnah (Mohammedís example in word and deed) is central to the entire Islamic scheme.
The constitutions of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan state that the Quran and Sunnah are the basis for all laws of the nation. Iraq and Afghanistan have similar provisos for which our allied troops are dying to save.
We know that Mohammed authorized the assassinations of his enemies. We have seen many current Islamic religious leaders call for the assassination of those who have spoken ill of Mohammed, And under the laws of Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations it is against the law to criticize Mohammed. It is a crime in Saudi Arabia to convert away from Islam. Currently, Saudi Arabia holds the number two position and Pakistan holds the number 12 position for the most oppressive nations in the world concerning religious and personal liberty.
Islam is a theological/cultural/political construct that seeks to rule the minds, bodies and souls of all mankind and is therefore an inherent threat to liberty as Western civilization has come to define it. It is clear from the Quran, the life of Mohammed and the Sharia that the freedoms we cherish in America would be destroyed if Islamic philosophy and political theory prevail in America. Therefore, just as the Red Terror threatened the entire world so does Militant Islam threaten to destroy all free nations and to impose a 7th century belief system that is anti-modernity, anti-women, anti-Christian, anti-free speech, and anti-freedom of religion.
Saudi Arabia is a Major Threat To Entire World.
Saudi Arabia espouses the Wahhabi Sect of Islam and with itís oil billions builds mosques and schools all over the world including Rome. These mosques and schools propagate a version of Islam that is very hateful to Christians and Jews. Islamic schools in America teach an estimated 30,000 children. They are under pressure by Saudi donors to use Wahabbi influenced textbooks, which teach that Muslims should not befriend "kuffrs" or unbelievers such as Christians or Jews.
Many books include the following text: " The day of judgment will not arrive until Muslims fight Jews, and Muslims will kill Jews until the Jew hides behind a tree or stone. Then the tree and the stone will say, "Oh Muslim, oh. I, servant of God, this is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him."
Saudi money also allegedly works to convert black Americans in prison to the Wahabbi brand of Islam. The Saudi Embassy distributes Qurans to inmates and has paid to send 200 prison chaplains to study in Saudi Arabia. Wahhabi Imam Warith Deen Umar, who helped run New Yorkís prison program was quoted as saying "The 9/11 hijackers should be honored as martyrs."
Study what life is like for Christians in Saudi Arabia who are not allowed to worship in churches or even at home similar to communism which forbade all religious practices. For non-Muslims it is a life of fear, persecution, and even death in Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan and most Muslim nations so why do we call them our allies???
U.S. Bishopís Dragging Their Feet as They Fail to Implement a 2001 Vatican Music Directive.
U.S. bishops who are best known as frequenters of posh restaurants and hotels as they increase their great girth similar to Sumo wrestlers have failed to implement Liturgiam authenticam which appeared March 28, 2001. It included specific directives concerning sung texts and liturgical hymns to try to stop the horrible music that is present in many U.S. churches. The Vatican document stated that songs and hymns used widely should remain relatively fixed so that confusion among the people should be avoided.
At present over 500 hymns many of them Protestant are used so that no one knows all the hymnsí words. Within five years from the publication of this Instruction, the Conferences of Bishops, necessarily in collaboration with the national and diocesan Commissions and with other experts, shall provide for the publication of a directory or repertory of texts intended for liturgical singing. This document shall be transmitted for the necessary recognitio to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
After several attempts to start in 2001 and 2003 failed, Bishop Donald Trautman(Erie) in
November 2004 was elected Chairman of the Bishopís Committee on the Liturgy. He appointed Bishop Edward Grosz(aux. Buffalo) as Chairman of the Music and Liturgy Subcommittee. 3 more Bishops were appointed from Gaylord, Portland, OR and Paterson. Five advisors were appointed: Robert Batastini editor of GIAís Hymnals including Ritual Song, Worship and Gather. Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB a monk at St. Johnís Abbey in Collegeville home of the Liturgical Press has prepared daily Mass responsorial psalms in English chant which will soon be published by Liturgical Press.
Dr. Leo Nestor, Prof. of Music at Catholic Univ. and former music director of the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception as a choral director and composer. Fr. John Foley, S.J., director of the Center for Liturgy at St. Louis University, best known as a composer and member of the "St. Louis Jesuits", a music group organized in the 1960s. Dr. J. MichaelMcMahon, President of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the largest organization of Catholic liturgical musicians in the US and publishers of the influential magazine Pastoral Music.
The report proposes questions on the theological appropriateness of a hymn text. Some examples from the report:
1. Is it Trinitarian in structure?
2. Does it appear to avoid the title "Father" for the First Person of the Trinity, or use language which obscures the teaching on the Trinity?
3. Does it place sufficient emphasis on the divinity of Christ and His centrality in salvation?
4. Does it represent Catholic teaching clearly?
5. Is there sufficient emphasis on Godís initiative rather than an over emphasis on human action?
6. Does it manifest a recognition of the transforming effects of grace? The report says the Subcommittee applied these criteria to 20 popular liturgical songs which revealed that God was referred to as "Father" only 10% of the time and that none of the songs referred to the persons of the Trinity or used a Trinitarian structure. Only 35% referred to Christ. 55% emphasized the individual believer. 35% emphasized the concerns of the whole Church and 10% were concerned with the praise of God.
Other comments in the report concerned the language of hymns. One of these dealt with "inclusive" language and noted how such alterations can obscure the theological meaning of a text. For example, in "Sing Praise to our Creator" the original text said baptized into His grace, but the language was changed to be "vertically inclusive", resulting in baptized in living grace. The subcommittee asks: "What does this mean?"
Even modernizing "archaic" language can cause problems, the subcommittee points out. In Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, the original text says, the original text says, Christ our God to earth descendeth and As the light of light descendeth Ė present tenses. When the text was modernized the verbs were changed to "descended" Ė past tense. This results in "the loss of the critically important notion of Christís continuous coming among us, especially in the Holy Eucharist.
The goal is to have a limited number of song books that are doctrinally correct, chiefly based on Scripture and Liturgy and relatively fixed in number with the purpose of not continually changing the words of hymns so that the people never learn the words. The Roman instruction created a can of worms by declaring that the bishop where the texts are printed is the sole person to approve the hymn texts and music which means that the Bishop of Portland, Oregon and the Archbishop of Chicago will be the only persons to approve 500 hymns in the two hymnbooks published in their dioceses and used in most USA parishes. Also, paraphrases of scripture must be eliminated and the actual scripture words must be used in the hymns. After the hymns are approved, within two years the Committee on the Liturgy shall formulate a Common Repertoire of Liturgical Songs for use in all places where the Roman Liturgy which will be included in all worship aides used in the dioceses of the USA. Hopefully, the 5 experts appointed will get the process going in an expeditious and correct manner but do not hold your breath when US bishops are
involved in formulating a coherent and properly formed hymnbook. Their track record is abysmal. A professor at St. Johnís Seminary in Boston said the Church must be divine because it has survived 2,000 years in spite of the fact that the Church is run by idiots.
NEW AMERICAN BIBLE BABEL
Those responsible for the NAB and its perpetual updatings are not heretics probably and may not intend to be doctrinally subversive Ö so why do they Ö do what they do? The answer is that without the production of novelties and revisions, translators would be out of a job.
The New American Bible (NAB) is poorly translated and inaccurate and borrows translations from protestant bibles which are very inaccurate also. The problem is that translators do not translate the Greek or Hebrew literally but use "dynamic equivalence" that is a pedantic transliteration of the Hebrew. It is not a translation. It is a string of possible signifiers. It is not English. Most of the NAB is English, but of an inferior quality. One example explains the incorrect mess that the NAB provides to an unsuspecting Church. Probably the best of all psalms is Psalm 23, " The Lord is my shepherd. In The King James and Revised Standard, the psalm concludes with "I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. The Douay Rheims states I shall in the house of the Lord for length of days. That is open ended and may be very
much like forever. Even the more recent and trendy New Revised Standard Version invites me to believe that "I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long." Then comes the NAB: I will dwell in the house of the Lord for years to come." How many years? Ten? twenty? It is far short of forever. Note that there is nothing in the Hebrew that requires or even suggests such a change. But whatís the point of doing a new translation unless it is different from earlier translations?
The problems begin in the very first verse of the Bible solidly grounded in English tradition and St. Jeromeís Latin translation. Genesis I begins "In the beginning God created the heavens and earth" implying that the heavens and earth had a beginning but not God. The NAB offers, "In the beginning when God created the heavens and earth which apart from the NABís deaf ear to poetry and theological suggestiveness, the first words raise a question. In the beginning God created.. and "In the beginning, when God created.." The knowledge that God is the beginning is taken for granted and not stated. Another example, NAB Gen. 3,15 "He will strike at your head while you strike at his heel". Douay-Rheims, "She shall crush thy head and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel."
The NAB denies Maryís role in defeating the Serpent which is a very serious error as it changes she to he.