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Faith Resources Newsletter - Number 70 - April/May 2017

Number 70
April-May 2017
Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to truth. Intolerance applies only to truth, but never to persons. Tolerance applies to erring; intolerance to the error.  Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Message from the Manager
Welcome to the fourth edition of our Newsletter for 2017. April has been a joyful month with the greatest feast of the year, Easter Sunday, falling in the middle and the wonderful new feast of Divine Mercy following a week later. The Resurrection of Christ gives us the beautiful theological virtue of Hope, without which we could not survive. We could not imagine what life would be like if we did not have hope in the Risen Christ. He came to save us, to open the gates of Heaven so that we have the unimaginable joys of our homeland, Heaven, to which can now look forward. God has given us the feast of Divine Mercy to let us know that, though He is a just God, His Mercy is endless. It is a timely reminder of the powerful Sacrament of Confession. The graces of this sacrament bring us back to the heart of Christ. It does not matter whether we are hardened sinners who have not been to Confession for thirty years or we go as frequently as possible, God loves each and every one of us uniquely and rejoices when we go to Confession. He waits patiently for each of us to come to Him and unburden our souls.
2017 is a special year. It is one hundred years since Our Blessed Mother appeared to the three young children at Fatima. Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia were given the great privilege of seeing and hearing her. Each of the children was inspired in slightly different ways and took on special responsibilities: the humble Francisco was determined to console Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament (and was told to say many rosaries), the lively, stubborn Jacinta became more serious and performed many sacrifices, offering up her tremendous sufferings to save souls from going to hell and Lucia, asked to be educated at Our Lady’s request remaining on earth to spread the message of the apparitions. This message of praying the rosary daily, performing sacrifices and offering up our sufferings to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (and the Sacred Heart of Jesus) is a message of peace. At present the media indicates that the world is on the brink of a nuclear war so let us prove them wrong and intensify our rosaries for world peace.
On a happier note, there will be incredible celebrations at Fatima this year on 13th May, the date of Our Lady’s First Appearance. It is significant that she first appeared in May as it is Our Lady’s month; her final appearance was on the same date in October, the month of the Holy Rosary. We have received word that the Pope plans to canonize Jacinta and Francisco. It is expected that a million and a half people will be present. Special rosaries have been commissioned to commemorate this wonderful event and we have some available. The recently published, superbly presented book, Fatima Mysteries, has arrived from Ignatius Press. For those who are travelling to Fatima, CTS has produced “Fatima, A Pilgrim’s Companion”, which contains the story of Fatima, prayers, meditations and excellent description of Fatima, the Chapel, Basilica, Museum, Aljustrel, Cabeco, the Parish Church of St Anthony and much more. There is a small map but there is not enough detail for it to be used if this is your first pilgrimage there.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all our readers and supporters and sincerely ask that you please continue so that our wonderful apostolate can continue. May God bless you all in this beautiful Centenary Year of Our Lady of Fatima.

Gai Smith

Featured items

Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words Books I & II $32.00 ea. or $50.00 for both until 31-Oct- 17
During the apparitions Our Lady asked Lucia to learn to read and write which she did under the guidance of the Dorothean Sisters. Thus when the Bishop of Fatima-Leiria requested Sr Lucia to write down everything she could remember about Jacinta she was able to do so. These memoirs are further developed in Book II, both are easy to read in Sr Lucia's own very readable prose.

Our Lady of Fatima by William Thomas Walsh $23.95
Fatima Living the Message CD $5.00
Blessed Jacinta Marto of Fatima by Msgr Joseph A Cirrincione $5.00
Venerable Francisco Marto of Fatima by Msgr Joseph A Cirrincione $4.00
Fatima’s Message for Our Times by Msgr Joseph A Cirrincione $4.50
St Joseph, Fatima & Fatherhood Reflections on the Miracle of the Sun by Msgr Joseph A Cirrincione $4.50
The Last Secret of Fatima by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone $24.95
What Happened at Fatima by Leo Madigan $7.00
The Message and Prayers of Fatima by T Tindal-Robertson and D A Foley $7.00
Fatima and the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Fr Anton Nadrah OCist $7.00
Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven (Tan) $3.50
Our Lady of Fatima Novena and Prayers (Hirten) $4.00
Prayer Card & Biography – Our Lady of Fatima by Hirten $2.00
Our Lady Came to Fatima by Ruth Fox Hume $14.00
The Fatima story is one of momentous events in a war-ridden world and of serious warnings and predictions from Our Lady. At the same time the reader is led to empathise with Lucia whose disbelieving family caused her great suffering; to admire Jacinta and her heroic penances for 'poor sinners'; and to identify with Francisco who was asked by Our Lady to pray many Rosaries.

The Children of Fatima by Mary Fabyan Windeatt $24.00
Our Lady of Fatima by Rev. L Lovasik SVD $3.00
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima DVD $13.95
The Day the Sun Danced DVD $19.95
Holy Card – Our Lady of Fatima Laminated $1.50
Holy Card – Our Lady of Fatima $0.30
Plaque – Our Lady of Fatima - Small Wooden Plaque suitable for a child $11.95 on special for $9.50


Fatima Mysteries Mary's Message to the Modern Age by Grzegorz Gorny and Janusz Rosikon $54.95 (hardback)
"The tragedies foretold in Fatima did not come to an end with the demise of Communism. The crisis has not been resolved. From a certain point of view it is still as serious as it ever was, as it is primarily a crisis of faith, hence a moral and social crisis." — Pope Benedict XVI
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of these important apparitions and messages for the modern world, this author-photographer team travelled throughout Europe to tell the story of Fatima and its impact on the destiny of individuals and nations. With stunningly beautiful full-colour photographs on every page, and in-depth detail and insights on all aspects of the story and message of Fatima, they probe the mysteries of Fatima thoroughly. This excellent, magnificent book comes in a sturdy hardcover and is lavishly illustrated; it is highly recommended.


Mary is Our Blessed Mother and the month of May is dedicated to her. She wants to lead us to her Son, Jesus and daily recitation of the rosary is a light that will lead us to peace; it is a light that brings us closer to the heart of Christ Jesus. Small booklets such as The Holy Rosary Illustrated help to focus on this 'simple yet profound' prayer and to contemplate the depths of Christ's love.
The Holy Rosary Illustrated (Hirten) $4.50
Rosary Prayers How to Pray the Rosary (Hirten) $4.00

Pray the Rosary (With Scripture Readings) $3.20
Pray the Rosary by Rev J M Lelen PhD $2.50
The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Anne Catherine Emmerich $27.50
Understanding the Rosary by Fr John Flader $3.50
Imitation of Mary by Thomas A Kempis $14.95
True Devotion to Mary with Preparation for Total Consecration $19.95
33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr Michael E Gaitley $24.95
The Secret of the Rosary by St Louis de Montfort $9.90
Holy Rosary by Josemaria Escriva $8.95
For children the Brother Francis DVD and colouring books The Rosary will assist them to come to a deeper understanding of the Rosary and 'inspire them to deepen their faith'.
Brother Francis 3: The Rosary - DVD from Herald Entertainment $14.50
Brother Francis 3: The Rosary - Colouring and Activity Book from Herald Entertainment $4.25

Brother Francis - The Mysteries of the Rosary Colouring Book from Herald Entertainment $4.25

Other books for children include:
Take it to the Queen: A Tale of Hope by Josephine Nobisso $19.50
The Holy Rosary (Pocket Edition) $2.50
Scriptural Rosary for Children by Rev Jude Winkler OFM Conv $3.00
Mary My Mother by Fr L Lovasik SVD $3.00
The Holy Rosary by Fr L Lovasik SVD $3.00
The Rosary by Juliette Levivier $10.95
Colouring Book about the Rosary from St Josephine Colouring Books $3.00


Fatima For Today - the urgent Marian message of hope by Fr Andrew Apostoli CFR $28.95
Cardinal Raymond Burke has written the Forward to this book, urging readers to heed the urgent Marian message of Hope about which Fr Apostoli writes with such clarity. Fr is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the apparitions at Fatima  and yet he writes in a style which is very readable and easy to understand. Once you start reading it you won't want to put the book down.

Fr Apostoli's 4 disk DVD set Fatima: Heaven's Peace Plan is also available for $35.
Fatima Rosaries, Made in Portugal, Prices range from $6.00 - $30.00
We have a large selection of Rosaries made in Portugal. In addition, there are several new ones specially crafted for the Centenary. Prices for these start at $17.50. Each ones come in a small case. There are a number of rose wood ones available at $30.00

Also available:
Blessed Holy Water from Fatima, Glass Bottle $5.00, Plastic Bottle $4.50
Finding Fatima DVD by Ian and Dominic Higgins $29.95
The 13th Day DVD Fatima by Ian and Dominic Higgins $24.95


Cardinal Newman Catechist Consultants — 2nd May, 2017 — HANDOUTS n. 145
“Clear, brief and easily assimilated by all”
Change Agents, Duped Mutants, Warm Fuzzies
Download as a PDF
some false ideologies from The DEVIL, the Deceiver, and Father of Lies
Christ’s Hard-headed clarity & Warm-hearted charity call all to repent & believe
Warm Fuzzy means warm feelings & fuzzy thinking:
·         The warm feelings are gushy emotionalism and the ego-philosophy of self-esteem and self-fulfilment.
·         The fuzzy thinking is muddled minds spreading doctrinal confusion, doubt, error and dissidence.
In the 1970s, the Warm Fuzzies bred like rabbits:-
·         They wrecked catechetics: Christian ‘praxis’, no doctrine but only life-situational catechesis and discovery method.
·         They wrecked the liturgy: abandoned the Sense of the Sacred, also rubrics and imposed their own ‘relevance’.
·         They wrecked morality: situation ethics with dilemma situations and ignoring Judaeo-Christian commandments.
·         They wrecked spirituality with a self-centred ego-philosophy of self-fulfilment laid on with pop-psychology.
Meanwhile, under cover of the warm fuzzies, there were much more sinister developments...
Duped mutants manipulate a victim’s values without victim or themselves being aware of it. As will be seen, both are victims of the Change Agents.
·         Mutants by genetic engineering.
·         Duped, programmed to be carriers of lethal diseases.
·         Usually already warm fuzzies, with similar outlooks.
Semi-Trendies are a chameleon facet of the Duped Mutants. They run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. They claim to be orthodox in faith & morals, but always uphold the right of the Trendies to hold dissident views contrary to the Magisterium. Thus they pave the way and assist the Trendies to operate.
They strongly resent, and become angry at any challenge to the orthodoxy of the Trendies — polarizing they called it in the 1970s, divisive in the 1980s. By the 1990s, they held an Anglican-style comprehensiveness—“it’s a big Church” — or perchance they no longer bothered with verbal ju-jitsu because they had become senior ecclesiastics misusing their authority to defend their friends, the Trendies.
They are like subliminal advertising for salacious goods. School teachers and even priests and bishops are targeted by Change Agents to programme them as Semi-Trendies.
Their philosophy and psychology are dubious and tending towards secular humanism. They have been reprogrammed to use classroom techniques and texts directed to that end.
Change agents manipulate a victim’s values with victims unaware of it BUT fully aware themselves.
Government and Catholic schools suffer from both Duped Mutants and Change Agents. They use the Evolution Hypothesis, Personal Development, Sex (mis)Education, and now the so-called Safe Schools Coalition with its Role Play and humiliation to make the pupils into secular humanists without God or morality. The evidence is everywhere.
A Secular Humanist is usually an atheist or at least an agnostic. Some follow the psychiatry of Jung and hold that religious beliefs are not objectively true but may be useful illusions for a neurotic or a crutch for cripples.
Their agenda is furthered by teaching methods which do not directly impart ideas but insinuate falsehoods. They re-program the minds of then students with ideas, ideals and attitudes which have not been weighed by conscience in its interaction of intellect with his will, but persuade his feelings.
The Trendies are simply religious Change Agents. They surfaced in Australia in the early 1970s as the descendants of the Modernists Their message and methods were analyzed and condemned by St. Pius X in 1907 in Pascendi. He accurately described today’s Trendies: they often appear uncertain, even contradict themselves and speak ambiguously. These are tactics for insinuating a new doctrine or raising the doubt on an old one. If challenged, the Trendies can usually step sideways and quote something else they said or wrote: “What I really meant was...” — or like a cricketer getting his bat inside the crease when in danger of being run out.
The term Modernist emphasizes their psychological motivation, their craving to be accepted by other ‘scholars’. But the term also denotes the content, or rather, lack of content, in their message, for it is largely a rejection of what Catholics have always been bound to believe. There are few affirmations in the Trendy/Modernist creed: it mainly lists their disbeliefs. They are relativists and nihilistic.
Philosophically, their loyalty is not to the truth but rather to a political correctness of the cognoscenti, their fellow “enlightened” thinkers. They make popularity a Christian virtue, but not popularity with the despised common people, only with their fellow Trendies.
Some Dogmatic Theologians began to cast doubt upon, or openly deny miracles. The Resurrection of Christ was redefined: “His physical remains which were placed in the tomb were not involved in His Resurrection — his bones may still be lying around Palestine.” This links with a similar denial of the virginity of His Mother in conceiving Him.
Some Moral Theologians are relativists, too in their worldly disregard for objective morality, the Ten Commandments from God, and the Theology of the Body. They reject Humanae Vitae, ignore the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Veritatis Splendor on Church authority to teach morals.
Trendies have the itching ears syndrome:- For the time will come when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4.
STRATEGY of the Trendies and Semi-Trendies
Their strategy is a reductionist religion to please modernity, vainly hoping to win converts. Resistance to them is now strong and better organized, as the New Evangelization takes hold, the real Good News. TACTICS used by Trendies and Semi-Trendies
  1. A general tactic is the misuse of group dynamics. In itself, Group Dynamics is simply a fact of human interaction. Yet it can be used as a manipulative technique, to engender error and promote sin.
“Facilitators” in 2017 continue to be manipulators, in universities and seminaries; in State, Catholic and private schools; in special courses and lectures; and particularly when breaking up into small discussion groups with leaders well-trained as Duped Mutants.
A group facilitator, or the lecturer, exploits the fear of being thought different, to tempt the orthodox to abandon their beliefs: “Of course, no one believes that anymore,” and looks around scornfully to intimidate any protest. He dismisses as childish, and suited only “to immature pre-scientific minds of the Middle Ages”, such revealed realities as angels, original and actual sin, Hell, transubstantiation, etc. All are subtly or openly dismissed: human respect is a potent weapon.
Even when the orthodox are in the majority, they can be fooled into thinking the rest of the audience are not, that all are modem unbelieving ‘Catholics’.
2.    Ridicule is poured on those supposedly crippled by bigotry and old-fashioned beliefs: “You’re insecure about change, aren’t you?” Counter it by contrary rhetoric: “You’re insecure with revealed religion, aren’t you?” Challenge a question with your own question!
  1. Or proceedings open with a declaration that no one may contradict anything said by anyone else. This clears the way for the Change Agents and Duped Mutants to attack, ridicule or weaken “what we used to believe”, in favour of the enlightened majority riding a newchurch wave — and heading for a dumper.
  1. A false dichotomy is alleged between pre-Vatican II and post-Vatican II, by slipping in caricatures: “We used to think Baptism took away original sin but now we know it’s a celebration of local community...”
In 1879 Leo XIII made Blessed John Henry Newman a cardinal, and in his official speech, Newman said:
“ one great mischief I have from the first opposed myself. For thirty, forty, fifty years [i.e. back in his Anglican days] I have resisted to the best of my powers the spirit of Liberalism in religion. Never did Holy Church need champions against it more sorely than now, when alas, it is an error overspreading, as a snare, the whole earth...” Hence:-
“Liberalism in religion is the doctrine that there is no positive truth in religion but that one creed is as good as another... It is inconsistent with any recognition of any religion as true. It teaches that all are to be tolerated, for all are matters of opinion. Revealed religion is not a truth but a sentiment and a taste and it is the right of each individual to make it say just what strikes his fancy...”
1.    Orthodox and will fight for it.
2.    Orthodox and no more that passively supportive.
3.    Orthodox but silent.
4.    Mixed up, but more or less orthodox.
5.    Orthodoxy is irrelevant.: only praxis (conduct) matters.
6.    Orthodoxy status uncertain or unknown.
7.    Warm Fuzzies.
8.    Duped Mutants, also called Semi-trendies.
9.    Change Agents, also called Trendies.
Those in varied categories on particular issues don’t rank higher than item 4. After all, even those with ratings 7, 8 and 9 are usually orthodox on selected items of faith and morals.
YOUR ENNEAGRAM in full technicolour
AN ENNEAGRAM is the set of nine personality types in Jungian psychology tennea is nine in Greek). Human faces are also homely indicators: it’s amazing how many colours the human face can turn. This study of the technicolour enneagram may need adaptation for those whose basic skin pigmentation is olive, red, yellow, black or brown, etc.
FLESH-coloured is normal. People who stay this colour are stable, though not necessarily virtuous.
GREY, especially ashen grey, is the colour of shock, and is always a physical condition, even if brought on by emotion.
WHITE indicates loss of blood from the face, and is due to sickness or emotions such as anger.
RED indicates excess blood due to fever, alcohol, anger.
PINK, especially a change to pink from something paler, indicates embarrassment or shame.
BLACK means wrath or evil intent.
GREEN accompanies sea-sickness and other nausea, and is also attributed to the emotional nausea of envy.
BLUE indicates intense cold and shallow breathing (oxygen deprivation) and is always a physical condition.
YELLOW indicates jaundice and liver complaints, and would seem always to be physical.
Students of colour enneagrams suggest that the hypothesis of nine colours breaks down because, they say, there is a tenth possibility, for a face to turn purple with apoplexy.
Our Lord and Vatican II spoke of discerning “the signs of the times”, so this discernment of colour in faces of friends and foes is highly recommended. How much stress and what sort of stress is needed to go through all nine colours?
All this was prompted by a friend reporting on an interview with his superior who went through three colours, in tune with their disagreements. My friend won, on points. Maybe I have gilded the lily a bit, but no good tale loses in the telling.
We are joining our Lord in His combat and triumph over Satan, sin and error: we must love the sinner, hate the sin, detest the error, and act for and with Him.
1. Be firmly committed to clarity and to charity, to head and to heart, to Christ’s hard-headed clarity and warm-hearted charity.
2.    Never despise intellect: never neglect charity.
  1. Live a full Catholic spiritual life: ask a priest.
  1. Be kind, patient, forgiving like Our Lord.
  1. Read for knowledge and to meditate wisdom.
  1. Cultivate company that is mutually improving.
  1. Pray by name for friends, opponents and enemies.
Father James Tierney

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