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Dear CREDO of the Catholic Laity Friends,
It is with great sadness, I tell you Howard Brandt, one of CREDO’s founder’s, has just lost his dear wife, Loretta. Loretta passed on Monday, August 9, 2021. Loretta, along with her dear husband, Howard, was a cornerstone of CREDO. We have now been able to gather good information to forward to you.
From its inception in 1995, until the last 6 years – as long as she was able – Loretta, working tirelessly, helped the CREDO Board with each and every CREDO newsletter and CREDO event with meticulous detail and perseverance. Loretta most lovingly hand printed the nametags for all CREDO events and often helped welcome CREDO guests!
One of their main goals was to have the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) liturgy be brought back to life in our St. Louis Archdiocese and even taking hold at the Holy Family Log Church in their Belleville Diocese as well. Loretta often directed others to the TLM, as far back as 1985 at St. Agatha’s! She lived to see her work come to fruition in a miraculous way.
Loretta was a joy to those around her, if only through her kindly demeanor, even during her last days on earth. Requiescat in pace, our dear Loretta!
Visitation is at Assumption Catholic Church, 4725 Mattis Rd., St. Louis 63128 on Friday, from 10 until the Holy Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt Caramel Cemetery, Bellville, 12:30. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Assn. appreciated. Funeral services are being provided by Kutis South County.
N.B.: It is our understanding Loretta’s Holy Mass offered will be in the Novus Ordo form.
Communique to St. Louis Catholics
It has been reported that SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital (Maternal and Fetal Care Department), a Catholic institution supported by the Archdiocese of St. Louis, has referred pregnant women with developmentally disabled unborn children to the Hope abortion center in Granite City, IL for abortions. Three recent instances of such referrals were discovered at the gates of the Hope abortion center by Catholic pro-life volunteers, who then investigated and documented their experiences.
- SSM executives have refused to meaningfully engage in discussions and show no indication of changing their practices.
- Surprisingly, the Archdiocese of St. Louis has refused to take action consistent with Church standards for addressing and investigating child abuse allegations that are at least credible.
Additional evidence and information:
The goal of our project is to inform Catholics and move them to action, expressing disapproval of this unthinkable, UnCatholic practice in order to stop it.
CREDO of the Catholic Laity
Frontenac Hilton Ambassador Ballroom
Saint Louis, Missouri
10 July 2021
Keeping the Catholic Faith in Times of Great Turmoil in the Church
It is a source of great joy for me to celebrate with you the 25th Anniversary of CREDO of the Catholic Laity. Your devotion to Sacred Tradition is nothing other than devotion to Our Lord Jesus Christ Who faithfully and generously comes to us in the Church through the unbroken Apostolic succession, through the Church’s teaching, through her Sacred Liturgy, and through her canonical discipline. For that reason, I was always grateful for your apostolate in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis and am grateful to be with you on this most happy occasion. I thank, in a particular way, Dr. Helen Gelhot for all that she has done to make the arrangements for my time with you. Read more “CREDO Forum with Cardinal Burke: Entire Transcript with Bibliography”
The need to trust in the Lord, especially during this time, was made clear by Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò in a letter he penned to the American people on the evening of the election.
Viganò encouraged Americans to take heart in the midst of “electoral fraud” and “the shameful attempts of the mainstream media to censor the truth of the facts in order to give their candidate the advantage.”
He urged the faithful to place their trust in God — “in this terrible hour.”
“I ask you to make an act of trust in God, an act of humility and filial devotion to the Lord of Armies,” the archbishop implored. Read more “Viganò’s Advice re: Voting Fraud & Media Censorship”
Dear Catholic Bishops,
The poet John Milton wrote: “The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed.” Church leadership is called upon to do the right thing, especially in difficult times: to speak the truth boldly and lovingly and to watch over those entrusted to their care. When bishops fail to fulfill this sacred obligation, the lay faithful are left feeling confused, neglected, and abandoned.
Such is the situation as we approach our national election in which a clear and obvious divide exists on essential matters related to earthly wellbeing and eternal welfare: the protection of God-given life from conception to natural death; the safeguarding of the family and the wellspring of sexuality; the dignity of all persons, including the rights of conscience and the freedom to live and worship without interference from the state or persecution from the culture.
The Democratic Party that once championed the civil rights of all has now become hostile to Christian faith and those who practice it. Their shrunken tent has no room for those who are pro-life, no room for those who profess what has been called mere Christianity, nor for any who believe in the value of patriotism insofar as patriotism embodies a natural preference for one’s own country.
Moreover, the Democratic presidential candidate himself can be considered Catholic in name only, for in nearly a half-century of public life he has routinely, repeatedly, and systematically rejected what the Church teaches: on life issues, on sexual morality, on religious liberty. When asked recently whether he would support an eight-year old’s decision to change gender, he answered in the affirmative.