This is a revised version of an article that was written in 2011 to contrast the zeal of Saint Vincent Ferrer for the conversion of Jews and Mohammedans with his antitheses in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, who do not believe that they have a mission from God to seek with urgency the conversion of the souls of any non-Catholics, including adherents of the Talmud and the Koran.
Although I would not have thought it possible six years ago when this article was written originally, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is even more of antithesis of Saint Vincent Ferrer than was Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI before him, not that the German Modernist by the way of the “new theology” was any slouch in this regard. It’s just that the Argentine Apostate has exceeded everything that has gone before him in the past fifty-eight years, and he’s still at his work of destruction.
News reached me late yesterday afternoon that my former colleague and friend, Mr. Joseph John Vennari, who was the editor of Catholic Family News for nearly twenty-two years, died yesterday, April 4, 2017, the Feast of Saint Isidore of Seville and the Commemoration of Tuesday in Passion Week.
Although Mr. Vennari’s death was not a surprise as he had announced that he had colon cancer that he was not expected to survive, we are nevertheless saddened to learn of his death. Sharon and Lucy join me in expressing our deepest condolences to his widow, Mrs. Susan Vennari, and their three children, Elizabeth, Benedict and Philomena while assuring them of our prayers for them and for the repose of their husband and father’s immortal soul.
John Vennari, apart from being one of the finest researchers I have known, was a gracious Catholic gentleman. Even though our contact was very limited in the past eleven since I came to realize the actual state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal, a conclusion with which Mr. Vennari vehemently disagreed, he was unfailingly courteous, kind and amiable the few times that I e-mail him. It was always a pleasure to be in his company and we well remember the last time we saw him together with his lovely family at the Catholic Family News conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, in late-October of 2005.
Mr. Vennari was given a great grace of the time to prepare for his death. This is something for which we must pray every day. A terminal disease is really a blessing as it gives one time to prepare for the terrible moment of the Particular Judgment.
As is very well known, Joseph John Vennari was very devoted to Our Lady. We pray that Our Lady, whose Fatima Message he sought to champion as he exposed the errors of Russia, was indeed his Advocate at the hour of death and that her prayers will console his family at this time of grief. I prayed for Mr. Vennari and his family every day for over two decades. Those prayers will continue after his death.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Finally, today, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, is the fourth anniversary of the death of Mrs. Melissa Kunkel, the late first wife of Mr. Thomas Kunkel of Sharonville, Ohio, and the mother of twelve loving children to whom she was so very devoted. Please join us in remembering the repose of this devout Catholic woman’s immortal soul.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Vincent Ferrer, O. P., pray for us.