The VerbumQUO (apr4quo.htm)

April 4, 2006
vol 17, no. 81

Words without Truth and Conviction are Hollow!

The VerbumQUO for today is "prædica" meaning "preach", taken from today's Epistle of Saint Paul to Timothy and the Gospel of St. Matthew for the Mass In medio Ecclesiae for a holy Doctor of the Church, which Saint Isidore was, a holy bishop who, unlike today's sorry pretenders, preached the word and preached against heresy, especially the infidel of Islam to protect his beloved Seville and help lay the foundations for Catholic Spain. What are we doing to lay the foundation for true Catholicism? We need to preach in season and out of season, reprove, entreat, rebuke with all patience and doctrine.

Michael Cain
Editor, The Daily Catholic

      Editor's Note: This is a new series the editor has launched in highlighting one word from the Proper of the day's Mass. Taking the Latin Verbum and Quotidianum, which mean respectively "Word" and "Daily", we have coined the word "Verbumquo" by contracting quotidianum to quo and running it together as VerbumQUO for this feature series, thus "The Daily Word," as in the sum of the message, the 'quotient', if you will. It is also our hope that in choosing the Latin word with its meaning and etimology more will be attuned to hearing the word read at the altar and better comprehend the beauty of the Mother tongue. Hopefully in this Time of Passiontide we can gain a higher appreciation and contemplation on how the Daily Proper of the Holy Mass applies in our lives in alignment with the will of Christ and His Blessed Immaculate Mother and His Mystical Bride, His Holy Roman Catholic Church.

    The VerbumQUO for today's Proper of the Feast of Saint Isidore of Seville is prædica taken from the Epistle and Gospel of the holy Mass for a Doctor of the Church In medio Ecclesiae. On this Tuesday in Passion Week, his feast takes precedence with a commemoration of Passiontide. "Prædica" means "preach" and that is exactly what the Sacred Scriptures do, especially the Gospels and Epistles. Let us see exactly what Saint Paul says in his Letter to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4: 1-8:
Léctio Epístolæ beáti Pauli Apóstoli ad Timótheum. Caríssime: Testíficor coram Deo et Jesu Christo, qui judicatúrus est vivos et mórtuos, per advéntum ipsíus, et regnum ejus: prædica verbum, insta opportúne, importúne: árgue, óbsecra, increpa in omni patiéntia, et doctrína. Erit enim tempus, cum sanam doctrínam non sustinébunt, sed ad sua desidéria coacervábunt sibi magístros pruriéntes áuribus, et a veritáte quidem audítum avértent, ad fábulas autem converténtur. Tu vero vígila, in ómnibus labóra, opus fac evangelístæ, ministérium tuum imple. Sóbrius esto. Ego enim jam delíbor, et tempus resolutiónis meæ instat. Bonum certámen certávi cursum consumávi fidem servávi. In réliquo reposita est mihi corona justítiæ quam reddet mihi Dóminus in illa die, justus judex: non solum autem mihi, sed et iis, qui dilígunt advéntum ejus.
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to Timothy. Dearly beloved, I charge thee before God and Jesus Christ, Who shall judge the living and the dead, by His coming, and His Kingdom. Preach the word: be instant in season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience, and doctrine. For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears, and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. But be thou vigilant, labor in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober. For I am even now ready to be sacrificed; and the time of my dissolution is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith. As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord, the just Judge, will render to me in that day; and not only to me, but to them also that love His coming.

    Before we get into the essence of this word, let's look at the etimology of the word prædicare - pronounced PRAY-DEE-CAH-RAY that translates to "preach."

    "Preach" - [From the Latin prædicare, to preach, to proclaim, from præ + dicare to make known.] 1. To proclaim tidings; specifically, to proclaim the gospel; deliver a sermon. 2. To exhort; sermonize - v.t. 1. To proclaim or utter in a sermon. 2. To inculcate in discourse; as, to preach patience. 3. To deliver a sermon. - preacher, noun, one who preaches or proclaims the gospel; preaching, Act or art of a preacher or an instance thereof; a sermon; a public religious service. preachingly, adverb."

    The holy Doctors of the Church were first and foremost preachers who trusted fully in God and sought always to do His holy Will. They preached, as Paul says in today's Epistle, "instant in season and out of season;" their words, guided by the Holy Ghost, endeavored always "to reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine." Yes, that is the difference between the holy men who were the living, breathing spokesmen of the Church and contributed to the complete composition and preservation of the Sacred Deposit of the Faith as promulgated and propagated in accordance with the infallible, perennial Living Magisterium of the Church. This remained fully in tact and trustworthy until after the death of His Holiness Pope Pius XII when aggiornamento became satan's portal. Before Vatican II, the lightkeeper kept vigilance and fended off the prince of the world; with the invasion of Vatican II and all that followed, the sentries were replaced by mercenaries and robbers, who had no intention of protecting what the holy Doctors, Saints and Pontiffs had given their very lives to perfectly preserve down through the centuries. Satan was given an open invitation and marched right in with opposition only from those who resisted the heresies of Vatican II.

    That same scenario, sadly. continues to this day as only those, who will not give in to the sacrilegious "abomination of desolation" (Matthew 24: 15), are persecuted and reviled because they cling to the True Sacrifice - the Apostolic Traditional Latin Mass and all the doctrines of Holy Mother Church. They will not compromise, and neither did St. Isidore who not only saw the devastation the Arian heresy did to the Church, even in its autumn days in the 7th century, but also the rising threat of Islamism. He preached far and wide against the evil of this false religion and, oh, we need so many Isidores today to shout from the rooftops of, not only the evil influence of the crescent moon which is overrunning Europe because of the bad and bitter fruits of the bad tree of Vatican II, but also the terrorism that accompanies it; as well as identifying the anathema that is the conciliar church today for it and its robber barons have stripped Holy Mother Church of her truths and traditions in the name of ecumenism, humanism, relativism, collegiality, universal salvation, and all the other heresies that are part and parcel of what Pope St. Pius X called, the "mother of all heresies" - Modernism.

    Unlike St. Isidore and all the holy Doctors, the men called 'popes, cardinals, bishops', and 'priests' today have gravely violated not only the sacred oath against Modernism they took if they are truly priests, but have abandoned the one and only means of obtaining grace: the propitiatory Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. These are the men Christ refers to in today's Gospel; men who are no longer "the salt of the earth" for that "salt" has totally lost its savor and, as our Lord Himself says: "It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men" (Matthew 5: 14). What more can anyone say than that to indict the modern church of Vatican II?

    St. Paul foretold these very times and why we must preach the word uncompromisingly, fearing no man and never caving to human acclamation as he says, "For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears, and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables." The fable is indeed the conciliar church and its heretical teachings. Nowhere, except in traditional circles, can one find a bishop or priest truly preaching the word and Catholic truth without compromise. I dare any Novus Ordinarian to prove that statement wrong. I know they'll offer Bishop [sic] Fabian Bruskewitz as an example of orthodoxy and the great crusader for the "Indult Mass", and every traditional Catholic will challenge the assertion that he is standing with the true Mass. Just a few days ago Bruskewitz railed against a chairperson who dared to criticize him. Here is his reply:

    Some woman named Patricia O'Donnell Ewers, who is the Chair of something called "A National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People", has said that her Board "calls for strong fraternal correction of the Diocese of Lincoln." The Diocese of Lincoln has nothing to be corrected for, since the Diocese of Lincoln is and has always been in full compliance with all laws of the Catholic Church and with all civil laws. Furthermore, Ewers and her Board have no authority in the Catholic Church and the Diocese of Lincoln does not recognize them as having any significance.

    It is well known that some of the members of Ewers' Board are ardent advocates of partial birth abortion, other abortions, human cloning, and other moral errors. It is understandable then how such persons could dislike the Diocese of Lincoln, which upholds the moral teaching of the Catholic Church.

    The words attributed to Ewers seem to confirm the suspicion that the members of her Board are unfamiliar with Catholic teachings, Catholic ecclesiology, and even the basic rudiments of the Catholic Catechism. Rather than concerning themselves with the Diocese of Lincoln about which they appear completely ignorant, Ewers and her colleagues would occupy themselves in a better way by learning something about the Catholic religion and the traditions and doctrines and laws of the Catholic Church.

    The Diocese of Lincoln does not see any reason for the existence of Ewers and her organization.

    In all Catholic charity and following Paul's words to reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine, we would call Bruskewitz a liar and a robber with the syllogism that any true Catholic would see no reason for the existence of the Diocese of Lincoln because it does not uphold all the laws of the Church. He admonishes Ewers and her colleagues to study the Catholic religion and then dares say "the traditions and doctrines and laws of the Catholic Church.' Truly the salt in Nebraska has lost its savor for, dear Fr. Bruskewitz, you do not know the traditions and doctrines and laws of the Catholic Church yourself, nor do any of your colleagues in all the other dioceses of the world. If you did, if they did, you would all realize St. Paul's words of today's Epistle as well as his words in Galatians 1: 8-10 and his words of 2 Thessalonians 2: 14, to "stand firm; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle."

    Surely, Fr. Bruskewitz, you know the Epistles? Why are you not then adhering to them? Especially Paul's words in today's Epistle - whoops, forgot, you and your colleagues no longer subscribe to the In medio Ecclesiae Proper or any of the established Propers of the Mass that has sustained the faithful for centuries - but surely you know what Paul says in 2 Timothy 4: 1-8, surely you realize what Paul means in 2 Thessalonians 2: 14, quoted above. As Timothy Duff pointed out in yesterday's column Consenting to Iniquity, do you truly understand this passage to the Thessalonians and to the Novus Ordinarians? I don't think so, in fact I know so, and St. Paul knew so as well. Why else would he have warned the following which I repeat again 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-11:

      "Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God. Remember you not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: his whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders. And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish: because they receive not the love of the truth that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe a lie. That all may be judged, who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity."

    The onus is on you, Fr. Bruskewitz, and all your conciliar colleagues who we appropriately call potentates for they rule not over churches that are Catholic, but lodges which have bowed to mammon and subscribe to the Masonic ritual of the Novus Ordo. Prove that the Novus Ordo is not the "operation of error" for those who attend do believe the lie, and a lie it definitely is, as St. Paul preaches. Read those words very, very, very carefully and examine your conscience, Fr. Bruskewitz and company and followers of the conciliar church, and realize it is you who do not know your Faith, and should occupy yourselves in a better way by learning something about the Catholic religion and the traditions and doctrines and laws of the Catholic Church, beginning with this very passage above from Thessalonians. You say you comply with the laws of the Church. That's a flat-out lie, because Pope St. Pius V set in stone an infrangible law that the True Latin Mass (not the 1962 Missal) must be said "in perpetuity," and yet you and all in the conciliar hierarchy have ignored and blatantly disobeyed the law of the Church. St. Isidore would have debunked your rationalizations in a heartbeat, just as St. Paul does, and just as our Lord and Savior does in Matthew 5: 13-17:
In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus discípulis Suis: "Vos estis sal terræ. Quod si sal evanúerit, in quo saliétur? Ad níhilum valet ultra, nisi ut mittátur foras, et conculcétur ab homínibus. Vos estis lux mundi. Non potest cívitas abscóndi supra montem pósita. Neque accéndunt lucérnam, et ponent eam sub módio, sed super candelábrum, ut lúceat ómnibus qui in domo sunt. Sic lúceat lux vestra coram homínibus ut videant ópera vestra bona, et gloríficent Patrem vestrum, qui in cœlis est. Nolite putáre, quóniam veni sólvere legem, aut prophétas: non veni sólvere sed adimplére. Amen quippe dico vobis, donec tránseat cœlum et terra, ióta unum, aut unus apex non præteríbit a lege, donec ómnia fiant. Qui ergo sólverit unum do mandátis istis mínimis et dócuerit sic homines minimus vocábitur in regno cœlórum: qui autem fécerit et docúerit, hic magnus vocábitur in regno Cœlórum."
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: "You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt lose its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden by men. You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain can not be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house; so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. Do not think that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For, amen I say unto you, till Heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall not pass of the law till all be fulfilled. He therefore that shall break one of these least commandments, and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven: but he that shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven."

   This Gospel, used as an alternate for In medio Ecclesiae clearly lays out what you, Fr. Bruskewitz, and your cohorts need to do. Preach the truth. That is impossible to do when you are lying to the people that the synthetic man-made rite is equal to or, in your cases, better than the Immemorial Continual Sacrifice of the Traditional Latin Mass. No hybrid mass like the insulting Indult can take its place. It is obvious to all true Catholics that you, Fr. Bruskewitz, do not know your Faith fully and have hidden this treasure under a bushel basket; the city seated on a mountain - the Holy Catholic Church with all her truths and traditions - cannot be hidden. Your salt has lost its savor, and as today's Gospel for St. Isidore (Matthew 10: 23-28) points out, you persecute our Lord and His followers who preach the truth.
In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus discípulis suis: "Cum persequéntur vos in civitáte ista, fúgite in áliam. Amen dico vobis, non consummábitis civitiátes Israël, donec véniat Fílius hóminis. Non est discipulus super magístrum, nec servus super Dóminum suum. Súfficit discípulo, ut sit sicut magíster ejus: et servo, sicut dóminus ejus. Si patremfamílias Beélzebub vocavérunt: quanto magic domésticos ejus? Ne ergo timuéritis eos. Nihil enim est opértum, quod non revelábitur: et occúltum, quod non sciétur. Quod dico vobis in ténebris, dícite in lúmine: et quod in aure auditis, prædicáte super tecta. Et nolíte timére eos, qui occidunt corpus, á nimam autem non possunt occídere: sed pótius timéte eum, qui potent ánimam et corpus pérdere in gehénnam."
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, "When they shall persecute you in this city, flee to another. Amen, I say to you, you shall not finish all the cities of Israel till the Son of man come. The disciple is not above the master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the good man of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household? Therefore fear them not; for nothing is covered that shall not be revealed; nor hid that shall not be known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light; and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him that can destroy both soul and body into hell."

   Where are our preachers today? Save for those stalwart traditional priests and bishops who have had to flee to the catacombs because of the persecution of the potentates of the Novus Ordo lodges, there are none. I, as all other traditional Catholics, do not fear you or any of your fellow potentates of the lodge for you can call us anything you like, twist your doctrine of the devils any way you want, but we know the truth for it is contained in divine Revelation with the Scriptures and Tradition. We have the evidence of the Son of God, the holy Apostles, St. Paul, the disciples, the early fathers of the Church, the past reliable Pontiffs, Doctors of the Church and all the saints from 33 A.D. to 1958 A.D. as proof traditional Catholics are right and those who have stubbornly persisted in the "operation of error" are clearly wrong and will be judged "who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity."

    Finally, how can you ignore the words of Jesus Himself? "If they have called the good man of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household? Therefore fear them not; for nothing is covered that shall not be revealed; nor hid that shall not be known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light; and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him that can destroy both soul and body into hell." All will be revealed, Fr. Bruskewitz, the jig is up. Confess your error now before you will be judged in the "operation of error" and be listed among those who consented to iniquity. Be not a follower of the anathema that is the conciliar church. Break from the mold of this heresy and be that light, and return to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church as they have always been taught and preached. Either preach the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth or shut up! For when the conciliar potentates open their mouths they only indict themselves further in complicity of the great sacrilege, and your words without truth and conviction are hollow!

Michael Cain, editor, The Daily Catholic

    April 4, 2006
    vol 17, no. 81