What People Are Commenting
Pedophile Bishops, WYDs
& Mother Teresa
Dear Mr. Guimarães,
I am interested to know why you did not include in your column, "Bertrone's Theatrical Indignation," the former bishop of Honolulu, Hawaii as one of the bishops involved in the sex scandals?
Also, there have been accusations made against Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y. and he should be mentioned. My cousin, who is dead now, attended a sleep-over boys camp (Camp Tekawitha in Upstate New York) where Bishop Hubbard was his counselor.
Someday, the truth here will come out.
Many thanks again for all your fine work.
In His love,
Mr. Guimarães responds:
Dear Mrs. K.M.,
I hadn't studied their cases when I wrote my book, so I didn't quote these two Prelates in my article. In the next edition of that book I will take your information into careful consideration.
Thank you for your help.
WYD Is a Building ...
I'm not a church-goer myself, persay, but I don't think it's nice what you're saying about the Catholic Church. They've been getting a pretty tough rap lately with the child molesting stuff, but the truth is, a vast majority of the Catholic Church are pious and honest individuals that believe in God and the principals of the Bible, which I DO believe is the Holy Word of a Being Higher than us, aka God. Jesus was a real man, born of a true Virgin Mary.
He lived his life doing miracles through God, and suffered under Pontius Pilate, and bore the sin of the entire world on his shoulders as he died on the cross.
He was raised again on the third day, and was witnessed being taken up to Heaven by his followers, St. Peter among them where he said, "You are my rock Peter, (Petra, greek for Rock - its a play on words, get it?) and on this rock I will build my Church. I also know that you take Peter as your first Priest. That was true, but he didn't mean to build anything. He didn't mean to build anything here on earth!!! Store up for yourselves treasures in HEAVEN, moths can't eat em and they can't get rusty. I don't memorize the Bible, I just read it like it's a letter from an old friend that I miss.
When he said, Peter, I will build my church on you, he meant the Saints to follow, not the Rock building. Massive cathedrals spending millions on pomp and circumstance, misuse of funds, tithes for a building, when God wants us to build a church of SOULS. Churches split... being built.
You complain about a few teens sitting together touching inappropriately waiting for a Pope, you point fingers cause some minister grows pot in his church. It's a building! You care too much for it's physical structure.
It's shameful when you're building these Ivory Chalices in the sky whilst nations starve and families die without the Gospel ever reaching them.
We positively think that what has been done at the WYD is far from being a building. It is precisely the opposite: the destruction of the criteria for Catholic Morals in the minds of youth. These young people should be taught that the road to Heaven is narrow and passes along the way of Our Lord's Cross, which translates in part to modesty and good customs.
What has been done is a de facto promotion of the Cultural Revolution with almost all its defects, under the false pretext of making the Catholic Church popular. This is why WYD has appropriately been called the Catholic Woodstock.
Also inexplicable is your consideration that priests growing marijuana in their rectories somehow constitutes "a building." Unless you are, perhaps, one of them writting to us undercover...
TIA correspondence desk
At WYD a Female Playing the Part of Christ
I've read your article "What's Wrong with World Youth Day?," and some of the items you write about I agree with. I know there are some in the Church who would like to pervert her teachings. If you are going to write about these abuses, make sure your facts are straight.
I might be wrong but I think WYD in Denver was in August of 1993. I never perceived the intent of World Youth Day as any kind of self-discovery. If anything, it brought those who went wanting to know more about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This has brought some to realize they have a calling to a religious life. You may be wrong about World Youth Day in general and you may be wrong about the Popes, but there are some implanted in these gatherings who are trying to undermine the Church.
I was very offended at the Denver WYD in '93 when some mime group performing the Stations of the Cross had a female playing the part of Christ. I was also offended when the homosexuals planned their great get-together in Rome 2000 to disrupt WYD Rome in 2000.
I know your concerns are real, but please make sure the facts are straight before you report. Getting the facts wrong, even minor facts, does great harm to your cause.
Thanking God for Gandhi
I came across your web page "Mother Teresa praying to Gandhi": you sited that "Mother Teresa praying to Mahatma Gandhi at his tomb in New Delhi."
Firstly, I appreciate that it's your website and I respect your views and impressions of the photo. I just wanted to add that I don't believe that Mother Teresa is praying 'to' Gandhi. I believe that she would be praying to God and thanking God for Gandhi.
As a Catholic in New Zealand, we honor God and hope that our loved ones are in heaven.
Assisi, "a Gift from God"
I agree with you on Mother Teresa.
Here's another example. In the Time magazine article on Assisi I from 1986, she is quoted as calling the event "a beautiful gift for God." No comment is necessary.
In Christo et Maria,
Criteria for Beatification
In your article on the Orthodoxy of Mother Teresa you said: "One can't help but wonder what has happened: Has the Catholic Faith changed, or does a person no longer need to profess it to be beatified?"
I will answer your question, but first you must send me all your money
Seriously, your analysis strikes a note of agreement with me. These same concerns have puzzled me for some years now, but I had not put these notions into words.
A Heavenly Roncalli
Regarding the article on John XXIII's incorrupt body, I have to say I disagree on you cause, first of all, the Pope's bodies are rarely touched after death. They don't allow such things to happen to the Holy Father.
Anyways, even if it did happen that way, explain this one. St. Padre Pio said that when he was saying Mass he saw John XXIII in Heaven. And Padre Pio never said the New Mass. If you need evidence where that is found, I will be more then happy to find it. I read it at one time but not sure actually where at this point.
O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Pray for us!
St. Therese of Lisieux
Dear Dr Horvat,
I have been listening to your tape on St. Therese of the Child Jesus and it is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to defend and promote Traditionalism. I am a Traditional Roman Catholic myself.
I have a CD I sell on Ebay and it can be downloaded absolutely free. I have done about 5 years of research and prayer on the Church and the current crisis. If you are interested please go to: http://truecatholic.bizland.com and tell me what you think.
Sincerely yours in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Moses the First Inquisitor
Dear Dr. Horvat,
Thank you for your excellent and very edifying article on the Inquisition. I would like to add one small comment. If the truth be known we may indeed consider the possibility of calling Moses the first Grand Inquisitor instead of St. Dominic.
To quote from William Thomas Walsh's Characters of the Inquisition (TAN):
"I came to the conclusion that the first real Inquisitor, as Torquemada would have understood the word, was Moses... Moses put to death in the name of religion, a far greater number of human beings than Torquemada ever did" (Pius XI).
My wife and I are "real devotees" of your writings and talks and wish you all God's blessings as you continue to support and defend our Catholic Faith.
In Jesus Christ Crucified,
How Many Volumes?
Can you tell me how many of Mr. Atila Sinke Guimarães have been published? If memory serves me correctly there is to be 11 volumes in total.
I think that I have all of those that have been published to date. However, I am a little in the dark and would like to have that clarified for me.
Dear Mr. B.J.C.
Thank you for your interest.
Of the 11-volume Collection Eli, Eli Lamma Sabacthani? [My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?], so far four volumes have been published :
The author also published some special editions to this collection. They are:
Mr. Guimaraes also answers more Questions from Readers on his Collection
We hope this will help you,
TIA correspondence desk
Articles in Portuguese
Dear Mr. Guimarães,
I ask you the kindness to tell me where I can find your articles in Portuguese.
In Jesus and Mary,
Dear Mr. T.M.,
Thank you for your inquiry and interest. So far I do not know of any website that posts my articles in Portuguese.
Posted September 4, 2007
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