Monday, June 24, 2019

Catholics Must Not Be Dumb Dogs, but Brave Guardians


Let's be like stones that cry out against lukewarmness and coward silences. As Saint Anthony Mary Claret said:

"Ah, my Mother, I cannot still my voice on such occasions. No, I shall not be silent, even if I knewi meant that I should be cut to pieces. I shall shout, cry out, lift up my voice to heaven and earth to remedy so great an evil. I shall not be silent, and when my voice is hoarse or mute from all my crying I shall lift up my hands to heaven, make my hair stand on end, and stamp my feet upon the ground tom up for my lack of speech... Perhaps you will say that they, sick madmen that they are, will not listen to the one who wishes to heal them and would rather despise me and persecute me to the death. It matters not".

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Prayer


Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that Thy Faithful, calling upon the Name of the Virgin Mary and rejoicing in her protection, may, by her motherly intercession, be delivered from the evils of the earth and advance to the eternal happiness of heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Sin of Calumny


Do not believe anything you are not completely sure it is true. Calumny is a grave sin against the Law of God and against the good reputation of our neighbor. Those who commit this sin are obliged to repair the harm caused, but since calumnies tend to spread like wildfire, it is very difficult to fully repair the damage. How many souls have to purge this sin before seeing God, and how many others are eternally condemned for not having repented of the calumnies they spread!

On many occasions, over time, the falsity of the calumny is proved and it becomes like thrown mud: the sun rises, and the mud dries and falls. What remains is the terrible fame and reputation of those who maliciously uttered them. Spreading them is an evil and a vile act. A true Catholic will never use a mean so vile and contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ, his Master, who preached that the love between Catholics was the genuine hallmark of His true Apostles.

For the love of God and of their neighbor, Christians should never fabricate calumnies, nor take for granted or spread assumptions –rash judgments- against third parties. Neither believe nor repeat the things that others say without even knowing if they are true. The calumniator always has a fertile imagination, let us not fall into their traps. If it is a grave sin to spread, without necessity, the sins and flaws of our neighbor, imagine how grave it is to spread calumnies. We must repair the harm we caused with tlhem if we want to be forgiven by God.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

VANITY


Vanity is searching for transitory riches and  your hope in them.

Vanity is to seek honour and social advancement.

Vanity is following the desires of the flesh and desiring that for which you must later be severely punished.

Vanity is to desire a long life and to have little concern for a good life.

Vanity is to only see the present life and not to provide for the future.

Vanity is to love that which passes quickly and not hasten towards that where eternal joy is to be found.

Thomas Kempis
The Imitation of Christ

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Monday, June 10, 2019

The Heart of Jesus that Has Loved Us so Much Tells Us


Come to Me, all you who are exhausted by labors and crushed with sorrows; only in Me will you find true consolation in this life and eternal happiness after your death, for I am Love.

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