Believe it or not I got the Four Marks started. At the time Kathleen Plumb had a newspaper called, “The Northern Light.” I ran one of my ad’s in there. Then came Christopher Ferrier’s condemnation of Sede Vacantists in the “Catholic Family News.” A friend at the time, Dan Capodilupo called me and suggested we start our own newspaper. Immediately I thought of the Northern Light and told him. Getting on the phone with Kathleen Plumb, she explained to me how much money it would cost and hundreds of subscribers. Having about 100 names on my mailing list at the time, and knew a friend who had a Catholic website called, Catholiccounterpoint.com. By John Maffei. So here we had the money and the names and the first thing I suggested, was start a contest over the internet for the name for the new newspaper and the winner was, “The Four Marks.” However, I wanted the paper to be for Traditional Laymen only. But that didn’t last long, and once the Religious got involved they started taking over. Nonetheless, it helped us succeed in surviving as long as we did. So here’s to Kathleen and the three Italian Tenors who sang a song of Catholic Truth that lasted 14 years and just short of the Second Coming of Christ. Amen and Alleluia to all. RIP
From: The TRADITIO Fathers
APRIL 5, 2021 – EASTER MONDAY -DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS”The Four Marks” Traditional Catholic Newspaper Has Apparently Become a Victim of the Annus Horribilis 2020
“The Four Marks” Traditional Catholic Newspaper
Has Apparently Become a Victim of the Annus Horribilis 2020
From: The TRADITIO Fathers
The Four Marks
An Independent Traditional Catholic Newspaper
A Leading Traditional Catholics Newspaper in the U.S.
Founded in 2006
Since the Catholic Observer Ceased Publication
The Four Marks Has Apparently Become a Victim
Of the Annus Horribilis 2020
The TRADITIO Network has received inquiries about the status of The Four Marks independent traditional Catholic newspaper, one of the leading traditional Catholic publications in the United States. After the Catholic Observer ceased publication, The Four Marks picked up the baton in 2006 and began publishing a well-edited 16-page monthly newspaper that conformed to independent traditional Catholic beliefs. The title of the newspaper was taken from the statement in the Nicaeo-Constantinopolitan Creed, in which true Catholics profess their belief in “unam, sanctam, catholicam, et apostolicam Ecclesiam, what are known as the Four Marks of the True Church.
From all that we have been able to determine, the newspaper has apparently become a victim of the Annus Horribilis 2020. The newspaper’s internet host now shows that its website is suspended, and E-mails to the editor have gone unanswered, whereas previous replies had been prompt.
When certain other traditional Catholic publications — which shall remain nameless — gave up the ghost to become apologists for the heretic Modernist Newchurch of the New Order and its heretic Newpopes, The Four Marks had resisted that malign temptation. Now those other publications have been left with egg on their mastheads, having gotten themselves into the horrific position of carrying the banner now for the openly and proudly Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, who has embraced heretical and immoral positions on sodomy, “gay marriage,” abortion, and other moral and doctrinal issues, to the extent that even several of his own Newcardinals are now publicly calling him a heretic, a fact that he acknowledges and of which he even seems proud.