Friday, April 28, 2017

Three Defects That Render Most Confessions Useless


By Father Juan Manuel Rodríguez de la Rosa

Dear brothers, I wish to speak to you of three defects which make most Confessions useless, if not sacrilegious; the lack of light in the examination of conscience, that is, the blindness in our sins; second, the lack of sincerity in manifesting them, and finally, a real lack of true sorrow, of true repentance.

Lack of light in the examination of conscience

The main disadvantage that man has is the lack of self-knowledge, which is a great obstacle to Confession; and the reason for this is that we do not examine ourselves with sufficient maturity and time; that when we examine ourselves we do it mostly about our personal concerns, and that we seldom examine our obligations.

The examination of our acts should be constant. Our life should be a continuous examination and censorship of our actions, desires and thoughts. But it is inconstancy that prevails in us, disordered desires in our hearts, as well as envy, fears, hopes, joys, sorrows, hatred and love, and in this way all these passions turn our heart into an abyss difficult to probe and of which we never see more than the surface.

A continuous vigilance on all of our actions is very necessary in order to be able to make a good Confession. This continuous vigilance is what adequately prepares us for a good Confession. It is necessary to get used to continually take into account our actions, to examine our heart in those moments of calm and silence of the day, which are the most appropriate for it. How important is the daily examination, at the end of the day, to present our soul to the Lord in our hands, to think about His presence, the use we have made of the day that has passed. Thus, with these daily examinations of our conscience we become acquainted, so to speak, with ourselves, and we prepare to take to the confessional a proven heart and a thousand times examined sins.

The brief examination of conscience that many do before Confession is not enough. If we are sincere we will accept the reality, that for many their life is full of continuous forgetfulness of oneself, of pleasures and personal care; a continuous fleeing of oneself, to avoid reflecting on one's own life and state. Never will the light enlighten their hearts to know its true reality. Here is the first great defect of Confessions: not to spend the necessary time for a correct examination; only the short time before Confession. Every day should be an examination for it.

The reality is that the examination of conscience is usually done rather according to the concerns of our self-esteem. We examine our own concerns. What does it mean to examine ourselves? It is to put on one side the Commandments of God, and on the other the part of our life that has not kept them; to see in each of our actions what the Gospel commands, allows or prohibits, and compare it with our actions. But the truth is that in the examination of conscience these holy rules are replaced by the preoccupations of self-love.

Along with the above, another cause that renders Confession useless, is that many do not make an examination of conscience according to their obligations. Few do the examination under the light of faith and with the rules of the Gospel; everyone goes to Confession with their own concerns, rather than presenting their sins. It is necessary to confess our faults in the fulfillment of personal obligations, as a parent, or as a public person, etc. Many do not know more than their personal defects.

How many are those who live in that kind of life condemned by Jesus Christ in the Holy Gospels, and then have almost nothing to say in Confession?; they find it hard to accuse themselves of something sinful, and they reduce a long period of their life to a single instant, used to accuse themselves of the sins or faults committed in one day. But a righteous soul confesses, with the sorrow of its heart, its slight imperfections, and even in its virtues finds a matter of accusation and penance, and seems to never end talking about its weaknesses. Where does this difference between the two penitents come from? One watches continuously his heart, and the other does not examine himself until the moment of going to Confession. One judges himself in the light of faith, and the other with the concerns of his self-love. One knows all his obligations and reflects on them; the other examines himself only about some palpable and known obligations, of which he ignores their extent and consequences

Lack of sincerity in manifesting sins

It is a great truth that many live their lives wearing a disguise and that they are never as they claim to be. They find it hard to confess themselves guilty. Confession makes them feel discovered in the farce of their life and feel that their false and vain image is disfigured. They wear their disguise even to Confession. They do not walk to God through the right path, and do not have the righteousness  and simplicity of heart that heals the wounds by discovering and revealing them.

The first defect of sincerity consists in not using clear expressions. To mix the sin with one’s own pride, to not fully manifest our conscience; to sin of lack of uprightness and sincerity. To not use clear expressions, to silence the motives and principles for which they sinned. It would be necessary to remind such penitents that they come to the tribunal of Jesus Christ who knows them very well, who is the invisible witness of all their actions and secret life; who reads the heart as an open book, and all the most shameful things hidden in it.

A second defect of sincerity consists in not saying the motives and principles of the actions carried out. Actions are said but not their motives; they talk about their sins, but not about the consequences. We must consider everything we do based on why we do it, and weigh our actions in our heart. The heart is the one who decides everything in man; but this heart is what some never discover in confession.

It happens that these penitents confess, for example, that they have spoken evil of their neighbor, but do not say that the reason was the envy they feel towards them; they confess their anger towards someone, but they say nothing of the frivolous and sinful actions that are the cause of that anger. In short, they do not say anything about the secret struggles that happen between the weakness of the flesh and the heart. It often happens in these cases, with these penitents, that most of the time it is the confessor who has to guess the state of their soul.

One last defect of the lack of sincerity lies in the dubious actions, which are always exposed in favor of the penitent. What happens, really, is that they do not want to break with personal passions, and in turn they want to have a clear conscience: In this state of infidelity, what is sought is a sentence in their own favor and for that they tell the facts in such a way so the confessor does not condemn them. They lack sincerity in the expressions they use, because they lessen them; in motives, because they do not say them; in doubts, because they are exposed to their own favor. They always talk about themselves with a false appearance, hiding their reality and manifesting what they would like to be; they manifest a conscious that is actually false. In this way, it is impossible for them to feel the relief that feels the soul that is truly sorry, the peace of the soul, the calmness of conscience, which in the end are the fruits of a sincere and perfect Confession.

Lack of sorrow and true repentance

Sorrow is the soul and truth of confession. The above mentioned, being important, are no more than external dispositions of Penance. Contrition is a movement of the grace of God and not of nature. It is necessary to grow in the penitent a true detestation of sin, a true inner sorrow produced by the action of the Spirit that enlightens the penitent with the light of the faith so that he discovers in his sin the offense committed to God and the misfortunes that derive of sin. In turn, this sorrow must be the beginning of a new and sincere love that makes him hate sin.

Most penitents go to Confession feeling the disturbance of their self-love in which the Holy Spirit has no part. They feel the embarrassment and worry of confessing their sins, rather than sorrow for having offended God. They mistake their pride with repentance; the discomfort they feel for having to go to Confession with the sincere repentance that is necessary for it; they mistake the inconvenience of Confession with sorrow of their sins. They are proud and confused and instead they think they are motivated and penitent.

True sorrow of sin involves a sincere resolution to put an end to the disorders that lead to sin, and to begin a holy and blameless life. The question of Jesus Christ to the sick: Do you want to be healed? may seem useless, because that is what the patient wants. But not everyone wants to heal from the sickness in their souls. When the penitent goes to Confession, he must witness to himself that he really and truly wishes to heal; that is, that he wants to renounce his passions and follow the path of piety. Consciousness cannot deceive itself, and knows very well if the purpose of a new life is true; the preludes of a conversion and a sincere renewal of customs have their own manifestations that leave no room for doubt.

Dear brothers, these are the most common principles that make the Sacrament of Penance useless. We lack light in the examination of conscience, sincerity in manifesting sins and sorrow in repentance. Let us enter into ourselves, let us remember before God our whole life and the secret history of our conscience. Let us review the number of confessions made, many repeated and many useless. Today's passions in the soul are the sores of childhood that have aged with oneself. Today many are as sensual, proud and dissolute as in the beginning of their life. Nothing has changed, nor have his repeated Confessions succeeded; because they were useless Confessions. Life has carried them from one place to another, but their shameful passion has followed them wherever they went.

Will we say? My life is a continual sin that varies only by the different states and circumstances. God forbid! We know what to do to avoid it.

Hail Purest Mary.

Source: Adelante la fe

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Beautiful Prayer by Pope Clement XI


Lord, I believe in Thee: but let me believe more strongly. I hope in Thee: but let me hope more securely. I love Thee: but let me love Thee more ardently. I sorrow, but deepen my sorrow for my sins.

I adore Thee as my first beginning, I long for Thee as my last end, I praise Thee as my constant benefactor, I call on Thee as my loving protector.

Guide me by Thy wisdom, hold me with Thy justice, comfort me with Thy mercy, protect me with Thy power.

I offer Thee, Lord, my thoughts, my words, my actions, and my sufferings to be fixed on Thee, to be according to Thee, and to be endured for Thee.

I want to do what Thou willeth, in the way Thou willeth for as long as Thou willeth, because Thou willeth.

I pray, O Lord, enlighten my understanding, inflame my will, purify my heart, and sanctify my soul.

May I weep for my former iniquities, repel future temptations, correct my faults, and cultivate suitable virtues.

Grant me, O God, love of Thee, hatred of me, zeal for my neighbor, contempt the world.

May I be eager to obey my superiors, be courteous to my inferiors, faithful to my friends, and to forgive my enemies. 

Help me to conquer sensuality with austerity, greed with generosity, anger with gentleness, apathy with fervor.

Make me prudent in planning, steadfast in danger, patient in adversity, and humble in prosperity.

O Lord, make me attentive in prayer, temperate in drink, diligent in my duties, and firm in purpose.

May I take care to have an innocent interior, a modest exterior, exemplary speech, and a well-ordered life.

May I be ever-watchfull in guarding against my weaknesses, cherishing Thy grace, keeping Thy laws, and coming to salvation.

May I learn from Thee the passing nature of this world, the grandness of heaven, the shortness of this life, and the life to come eternal.

Grant that I may prepare for death, fear judgment, flee from Hell, and obtain paradise. Grant this though Christ our Lord. Amen.

Friday, April 21, 2017

In Search of Families According to Christ’s Heart



The family is fractured, and not only because of the gender ideology, but because we do not have deep roots of faith. It is fractured, because we have turned our values and priorities, we work tirelessly for a house, a car and perishable goods, and we put our heart and our goals in those transient and superfluous things.

The family is hurt because we do not instill in our children the love of God and our neighbor, because we do not accept that our children are people with flaws that need to be corrected. Because we cannot tolerate when someone scolds them, and we behave like wild animals when a teacher calls them to order. We are wounded, because we flee the word simplicity, because we do not accept austerity or poverty, because we believe we have the right to be served, but we do not like to serve. Because we raise proud and haughty children by giving them the world on a silver plate and robbing them of the ability to accept frustration and difficulty.

The family is hurt because we do not know how to forgive, because we do not know how to speak without hurting the other, because we ask our people for a perfection that we do not have. Because we fall into the trap of seeing marriage as something disposable.

The family is wounded, because we draw God from our hearts, because we relativize the truth, because there is never time to pray, because we accept infidelity, verbal and physical abuse, because we humiliate our spouse in front of our children or our friends. Because we are silent before sin and evil.

It is definitely time to become better families, it is time to humbly acknowledge our mistakes, it is time to give the best of ourselves. It is time to open the doors of our homes wide, to let God in.

It is time to dedicate time to our children, to tell them here I am, to teach them with works more than with words, that although life is hard, they can always count on our help. It is time to return to the first love, to fill the wine jars that were exhausted when we told our wife (or our husband) that we would be together in sickness and in health, in wealth and poverty.

The family has not only been hurt by these new doctrines and ideologies that have alarmed us so much in these past weeks, perhaps you or I as parents, have been responsible for opening wounds in what we say we love with all our soul. Perhaps, we have lost focus by looking for the things below and forgotten the ones above.

Yes, perhaps we forgot that Heaven is the goal.

God bless us and help us to become better families, places where the love of God reigns. Where the Lord is loved above all things... Families according to the Heart of our Creator.

Felipe Gómez

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Absolute Incompatibility Between Freemasonry and Catholicism: Edmundo Valenzuela, Archbishop of Asuncion, Paraguay

"DO NOT BE DECEIVED"

Paraguay. The Archbishop of Asuncion, Edmundo Valenzuela, pointed out during the Chrism Mass, on April 13 (2017), that "one cannot be a Catholic and a Freemason at the same time" since Freemasonry is absolutely incompatible with the Christian faith.

During the celebration, he particularly drew attention to the authenticity of the Catholic faith, and spoke about the assembly of the Inter-American Masonic Conference (CMI), which will take place this week in Asuncion.

In that sense, he said: "In the next days there will be an international meeting of Freemasonry in Paraguay, I remind Christians that you cannot be a Catholic and a Freemason because the principles of Freemasonry are incompatible with the Christian faith."

Bishop Valenzuela asked families and young people to "not be deceived by those who say otherwise," asserting that "apostasy is denying one's own Christian faith."

In addition, he mentioned that together with syncretism (the act of reconciling different doctrines or religions), it constitutes a practical and doctrinal withdrawal from the community, and that, in considering itself a grave sin, it demands the renunciation of Freemasonry and religious syncretism to approach the sacraments of the Church.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Christ is risen!


And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and the faithful women went to the sepulcher. And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. And entering into it, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, who said to them: “You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen: he is not here.”

As Jesus rose, then we know that He overcame death and sin; we know that Jesus is God, we know that we shall rise too, we know that He has gained eternal life for us and in this way, our whole life acquires meaning.

This is the night, of which it is written: And the night shall be as clear as the day; and the night is my light in my delights. The hallowing of this night puts to flight all wickedness, cleanses sins, and restores innocence to the fallen and gladness to the sorrowful. It drives forth hatred, it produces concord, and it curbs haughtiness.

Rejoice all. Our faith is not vain. Christ is risen. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Happy and blessed Easter to all our friends-readers. Let us propose, from today on, to make a great effort, with the help of God and of Our Lady, never to fall into mortal sin again. Let us ask for Final Perseverance and be faithful, at all costs, over internal and external enemies, to Christ and His true Church.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

2 + 2 = 5



2 + 2 = 5 ?: How gender ideology has imposed itself on what is evident

The Peruvian family advocacy association called “Vida Viva Perú” has broadcast a video in which it is denounced the imposition of gender ideology in the classrooms, indoctrination of children from an early age and the way in which those who think differently are punished.

2 + 2 has always been four, but now the result may be different. The video explains how gender ideology ends with common sense and how the ideological pressure has imposed on what is evident.

Last weekend a parent denounced in “Freedom in Religion” the indoctrination to which his son had been submitted in a school in Madrid.

Without the family’s knowledge, the parent denounces, "some professionals" gave talks to the students in which they were urged to choose if they wanted to be girls, even if they were boys or viceversa, and those who did not agree with this ideology were labeled as fanatics.

The parent who decided to share his case also related how his daughter told him that she had received a talk and that she had watched a "beautiful" video. The video in question is called HollySiz and shows a boy who wants to be a girl but faces the "incomprehension" of his classmates, his teacher and his father. The video ends with the father dressed as a woman picking up his son at school to show him his support.



Source: Infovaticana

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Pope Francis Grants Jurisdiction to Celebrate Marriages to the Priests of the Society of Saint Pius X

Thus allaying any concerns on the part of the faithful.

April 4, 2017. Cardinal Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, together with the secretary Bishop Guido Pozzo, issued a letter today addressed to the bishops and cardinals, in which it is informed the decision of Pope Francis to grant to the Society of Saint Pius X, founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the necessary faculties to celebrate marriages with canonical regularity, which until now were celebrated under the right of necessity.

The document begins by recalling that the priests of the SSPX already have ordinary jurisdiction, granted by Pope Francis, to listen to confessions, and it continues to make known the new disposition of the Roman Pontiff that "following a proposal by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, has decided to authorize Local Ordinaries the possibility to grant faculties for the celebration of marriages of faithful who follow the pastoral activity of the Society, according to the following provisions." These establish that "insofar as possible, the Local Ordinary is to grant the delegation to assist at the marriage to a priest of the Diocese (or in any event, to a fully regular priest), such that the priest may receive the consent of the parties during the marriage rite, followed, in keeping with the liturgy of the Vetus ordo, by the celebration of Mass, which may be celebrated by a priest of the Society." Adding that "Where the above is not possible, or if there are no priests in the Diocese able to receive the consent of the parties, the Ordinary may grant the necessary faculties to the priest of the Society who is also to celebrate the Holy Mass, reminding him of the duty to forward the relevant documents to the Diocesan Curia as soon as possible.”

Next, the document is addressed to the Prelates of the Episcopal Conferences, stating that “This Dicastery relies on your cooperation so that any uneasiness of conscience on the part of the faithful who adhere to the Society of St. Pius X as well as any uncertainty regarding the validity of the sacrament of marriage may be alleviated, and at the same time that the process towards full institutional regularization may be facilitated.”

The document ends by declaring that "The Sovereign Pontiff Francis, at the Audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei on 24 March 2017, confirmed his approval of the present letter and ordered its publication.

It is important to consider that the Catholic Church only grants ordinary jurisdiction (to give Confession or celebrate marriages) to those who belong to the body of the Church. If this ordinary jurisdiction is granted, it is necessarily recognized that these priests are Catholic and are not in schism. An excommunicated or schismatic priest could acquit a sinner only in case someone was in danger of death. It would be a case in which the Church, by the state of necessity of the faithful, grants a jurisdiction that would not be ordinary, but this would not be the case of the priests of the Society of Saint Pius X who can already perform these sacraments with an ordinary jurisdiction without having to recourse to the right of necessity.

The official document was published today on the Vatican website: http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/es/bollettino/pubblico/2017/04/04/ecc.html

Sources: Vatican.va and Adelante la Fe

Sunday, April 2, 2017

While The Shepherds Remain Silent, the Flock Perish

The prophet calls them "sleepers"

We all have a moral duty not to remain silent even in the most private spheres. Among friends, family or work, there are situations in which to remain silent is a coward action and an injustice against charity. The same happens before the Church and society and, the more we know, the less we should be silent. For the same reason, we must listen to and spread the words of those who know - and know well - even if what they say is uncomfortable. To be silent, when it is necessary to speak, is to commit a sin of omission. If those who must speak are silent, even the stones will cry out.

Nowadays in the Church, in the face of the most serious crisis ever, almost all pastors are silent. They sleep comfortably while the flock perish. Saint Catherine of Siena exclaimed: "I ask you to act so that on the day when the supreme Truth judges you, He does not have to tell you this harsh words: “Cursed be you who have said nothing.” Be silent no longer! Cry out with a hundred thousand voices. I have seen that by the power of silence the world is rotten, the Bride of Christ has lost her color...”.

They are afraid to speak now and defend the Truth of the Gospel, but ... will they not fear the judgment of God when they are called to account for lost souls?

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Dangers of False Apparitions


We must avoid messages that are not OFFICIALLY approved by the Church. Currently there is an apparition fever in a lot of places. This is dangerous, because many believe more in what is said in a supposed or real apparition than what the Magisterium of the Church teaches; being that the revealed Truth ended with St. John, the rest are apparitions and private revelations that are not part of the faith and do not bind the believer. True apparitions cannot be in contradiction with the Revelation of God, made through the Bible or Tradition (that is, the teaching that comes to us orally and is not in the Bible) and guarded by the infallible Magisterium of the Church. Any doctrine against faith shows the falsity of the supposed "apparition", and if the contradiction is not so obvious, at least it makes it very doubtful.

False appearances may be deceitful, or the evil one may be involved in them. The true ones will always be in agreement with the faith. The problem is that a lot of Catholics do not know their faith well and therefore do not easily notice when an error is expressed against it. Even when the doctrine is correct, we must wait for the definitive and official judgment of the Church. Remember that Christ warned us about the coming of false prophets. We must be cautious and not believe all that is presented to us as supernatural. It is not wise to advertise these issues until they have been approved officially by the Church, and not by the opinion of any priest.

Our yardstick must be the Magisterium of the Church that guards the Divine Revelation, and not the apparitions. As long as the Church does not adopt a clear stance on each case, we must be cautious and not propagate everything that comes to us. In the meantime, we must discern that any message contrary to dogma is a sign of falsehood.

We cannot absolutely deny the truthfulness or sustain the falsity of a certain apparition until there is an opinion of the Church, unless it contradicts the dogma, but in any case we must be cautious and sensible. Hence the convenience of not being eager for supernatural matters. For a Catholic to be saved the Revelation made by God is sufficient.

What joy to know that Our Lady has really appeared in places like Tepeyac in Mexico, in Lourdes, La Sallete or in Fatima, etc. Knowing that the Church has APPROVED these apparitions, we are the first to rejoice and to spread their maternal messages. Of all the others, let us be cautious; be careful, and very prudent.... Let us not spread something as true, when it is just being analyzed.

In fact, not everything is genuine and authentic. Hence the need for prudence and discernment on the basis that all private revelation must be in accordance with the dogmas of our faith. The Revelation of God through Tradition and the Bible requires our complete agreement. Private revelations do not. The problem is that when there is contradiction, some people prefer the supposed private revelation over the Bible and Tradition. Those who do this, completely invert the values and get lost in “credulism”, and that can lead them to heresy, all this surrounded by an atmosphere of apparent and extreme piety.

Private revelations may be:

1) Approved officially by the Church and, therefore, in full harmony with the dogma (another issue is a possible incidental error only of the seer, which does not directly contradict the dogma).

2) False. By deception of the seers, by diabolic intervention, by holding heretical doctrines, by mental disorders of the supposed seer, etc. The Church does not approve them.

3) Doubtful. The doctrine does not contradict the dogma but there are elements that make them doubtful. The mistakes do not fall into the category of heresy and can be attributed to the visionaries and not to the messages received by them. They are under review.

4) Probable. They are also being analyzed. The doctrine is excellent and fully Catholic. There are many favorable fruits. In principle, no doubtful elements are observed. Notwithstanding all this, only the official judgment of the Church can assure us that they are approved, and not that of any particular criterion, however prestigious it may be who issues it.

In any case, only the first ones can be fully secure.

Remember that Christ warned us of false prophets, and in false appearances there are also false prophecies and false and heretical doctrines. The devil drags us using these means. He takes advantage of the piety of people to drag them to error and false devotions. There have even been schisms and antipopes as the product of these false seers, despite having begun in an atmosphere of great piety, with good fruits and conversions. Let us not forget that the devil sometimes disguises himself as an angel of light, for he is the great deceiver.

Therefore, let us be cautious, be careful, be very, very prudent... Let us not spread something as true, when it is just being analyzed. It is urgent to use discernment in the face of the alluvium of dangerous apparitions that swarm throughout the world.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

His Mother Stood by the Cross by Saint Bernard, abbot of Clairvaux


From the sermons of Saint Bernard

The martyrdom of the Virgin is set forth both in the prophecy of Simeon and in the actual story of our Lord's passion. The holy old man said of the infant Jesus: He has been established as a sign which will be contradicted. He went on to say to Mary: And your own heart will be pierced by a sword.

Truly, O blessed Mother, a sword has pierced your heart. For only by passing through your heart could the sword enter the flesh of your Son. Indeed, after your Jesus - who belongs to everyone, but is especially yours - gave up his life, the cruel spear, which was not withheld from his lifeless body, tore open his side. Clearly it did not touch his soul and could not harm him, but it did pierce your heart. For surely his soul was no longer there, but yours could not be torn away. Thus the violence of sorrow has cut through your heart, and we rightly call you more than martyr, since the effect of compassion in you has gone beyond the endurance of physical suffering.

Or were those words, Woman, behold your Son, not more than a word to you, truly piercing your heart, cutting through to the division between soul and spirit? What an exchange! John is given to you in place of Jesus, the servant in place of the Lord, the disciple in place of the master; the son of Zebedee replaces the Son of God, a mere man replaces God himself. How could these words not pierce your most loving heart, when the mere remembrance of them breaks ours, hearts of iron and stone though they are!

Do not be surprised, brothers, that Mary is said to be a martyr in spirit. Let him be surprised who does not remember the words of Paul, that one of the greatest crimes of the Gentiles was that they were without love. That was far from the heart of Mary; let it be far from her servants.

Perhaps someone will say: "Had she not known before that he would not die?" Undoubtedly. "Did she not expect him to rise again at once?" Surely. "And still she grieved over her crucified Son?" Intensely. Who are you and what is the source of your wisdom that you are more surprised at the compassion of Mary than at the passion of Mary's Son? For if he could die in body, could she not die with him in spirit? He died in body through a love greater than anyone had known. She died in spirit through a love unlike any other since his.

Prayer

Lord, you have wanted the Mother to share the pains of your Son at the foot of the cross; Let the Church, associating with Mary to the passion of Christ, deserve to participate in His resurrection. For our Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Video With Hidden Camera Shows How The LGBT Lobby Permeated Disney



In 1998, almost half of the Disney staff was homosexual. This is confirmed by the former director, Michael Eisner, in a recent hidden camera video. Twenty years later the number may be higher. Perhaps that explains the LGBT contents of the company.

The powerful gay lobby, which controls much of the entertainment industry in the US, has long since set eyes on the creator of Snow White, Bambi or Pinocchio. The largest factory of dreams for children is already dominated by the pink lobby. The latest is the new version of Beauty and the Beast, which has the presence of homosexuals - in a secondary role, but still homosexuals.

But - as in the case of television - the phenomenon is not casual or spontaneous. More than 20 years ago, the animation factory has been filled with homosexual creators and many of the fiction contents are contaminated with this bias.

Nearly half of the staff (about 150,000 employees) were homosexuals in 1998 - exactly 40% - as revealed by then-director of Disney, Michel Eisner. This data was made public during a conference to students in favor of LGBT laws at the University of California.

The following lines are part of the video.

As can be seen and heard, the executive director of the Human Rights campaign, Elizabeth Brich, states that the percentage of gay employees of Disney in the 1990s was 30%, but then former director Eisner corrects her and says that it was even greater: "You're wrong Elizabeth, it was 40%."

It is a private event. And Brich makes it clear when she asks if it is being recorded and if she can speak with complete freedom.

What she does not know is that a reporter had slipped in and recorded the event in a hidden way.

If we are talking about 1998 data, before the LGBT movement gained visibility, and before gay marriage laws were passed, it stands to reason that the percentage of the lobby within Walt Disney will have increased significantly today.

In fact, the director of Beauty and the Beast, Bill Condon, is openly gay. And in the Disney Channel series, there are many LGBT characters, such as homosexual couples like Sheriff Blubs or Commissioner Durland of 'Gravity falls'.

Disney has control not only of Walt Disney Animaton Studios or Disney Toons, but also of another major animation company, Pixar, world famous for films like Toy Story or Nemo.

Star vs. The Forces of Evil. This program, aimed at children and teenagers, is aired on Disney XD, the cable and satellite television channel of the company.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

There is but one death


Source: Fr. Eusebio Hernandez Garcia, Jesuit priest, COMPLETE IGNATIAN EXERCISES, Vol. I, Meditations and Contemplations 4th edition, 1963.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Revelations to Sister Josefa Menéndez


After Judas surrendered Me in the Garden of Olives, he wandered off and ran away as a fugitive without being able to silence the shouts of his conscience, which accused him of the most horrible sacrilege. When the news of My death sentence reached his ears, he gave in to the most terrible despair and hung himself.

Who will be able to understand the intense pain in My Heart when I saw that soul throw himself to eternal damnation? He who had spent three years in the School of My Love learning My doctrine, receiving My teaching, and many times hearing My lips forgive the greatest sinners.

(Editor's Note: Before the hanging of Judas, Jesus exclaims :)

"Ah, Judas, why do not you come and throw yourself at my feet so that I may forgive you? If you do not dare to approach Me for fear of those who surround Me, that mistreat me with so much fury, at least look at Me, and you will see how soon My eyes will look at you!..."

(Editor’s Note: But it is late, Jesus points out that this treacherous soul cast itself into eternal perdition by not repenting and committing suicide moved by despair and a lack of confidence in the divine mercy)

"Souls who are entangled in the greatest sins... if you have lived wandering as fugitives because of your crimes, if the sins of which you are guilty have blinded and hardened your heart, if by following some passion you have fallen into terrible disorders; Ah! Do not let desperation take hold of you, when the accomplices of your sins set you free, or when your soul becomes aware of its guilt... As long as man has an instant of life, you still have time to turn to mercy and beg for forgiveness!”

“If you are young and the scandals of your past life have degraded you before men, do not be afraid! Even when the world despises you, treats you as evildoers, insults you and forsakes you, be assured that your God does not want your soul to feed the flames of hell. He wants you to come to Him so He can forgive you. If you do not dare to speak to Him, direct your gaze and sighs of your heart at Him and soon you will see that His kind and paternal hand leads you to the source of forgiveness and life.”

"If out of malice you have perhaps spent a great part of your life in disorder or indifference, and close to eternity, despair wants to blindfold your eyes, do not let it deceive you; it is still time for forgiveness, and listen carefully! If you have but a second of life, take advantage of it, because in it you could gain eternal life...” (Editor’s Note: Making an Act of Perfect Contrition moved by love of God).

"If you have lived in ignorance and error, if you have caused great damage to men, society, and even to Religion and by any circumstance you perceive your mistake, do not let yourself be brought down by the weight of faults or the damage for which you have been an instrument. But on the contrary, allow your soul to be penetrated by the deepest sorrow, plunge yourself in trust and turn to the One who is always waiting for you to forgive all the mistakes of your life.”

***

"The same thing happens to a soul that has spent the first years of its life in the faithful observance of My Commandments, but that has gradually declined from fervor, moving to a lukewarm and comfortable life...”

"But one day receives a strong jolt that awakens it, and then its useless life appears empty, without a single merit for eternity. The devil, with hellish envy, attacks it in a thousand ways, filling it with discouragement and sadness, and driving it finally to fear and despair.

"Souls that belong to Me, do not listen to this cruel enemy!... As soon as you feel the movement of grace and before the fight is stronger, come to My Heart, ask it to pour a drop of its Blood on your soul. Come to Me! You know where I am, in the fatherly arms of your Superiors*. There I am under the veil of faith. Lift up that veil and tell me with complete confidence your sorrows, your miseries, your falls... Listen to My words and don not be afraid of your past. My heart has submerged it in the abyss of my mercy, and my love prepares new graces for you. Your past life will give you the humility that will fill you with merit, and if you want to give Me the best proof of love, trust in Me and count on My forgiveness. Believe that your sins will never be greater than My mercy, for it is infinite. "

***

"Josefa, remain submerged in the abyss of My love and tell souls to let themselves be penetrated by those feelings!".

March 26, 1923, Holy Monday

*Our superiors are the priests who, through the sacrament of Penance, judge and forgive our sins.
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Sister Josefa Menéndez 1890 - 1923
Coadjutor Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She received messages dictated by Our Lord in the convent of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Les Feuillants, in Poitiers, France, between 1920 and 1923. In 1938, with the permission of the then Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli (future Pius XII ), the Publishing House of the Toulouse Apostolate of Prayer published Un Appel à L'Amour (A Call to Love), the biography of Josefa Menéndez, which includes her own records of visions, from which this text has been taken.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Beast of the Fairy Tale or the Beast of the Apocalypse?

 WILL YOU TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO WATCH THIS? 


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Believe It or Not!


(Voto Católico). Last Monday was the fourth year anniversary of the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope, and on this date Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of the Basilica of St. Peter, gave permission to the Anglican Protestant community of Rome to celebrate their vespers in the Basilica (See: http://www.catholicityblog.com/2017/03/the-vatican-has-been-desecrated-with.html).

As an act of reparation, a group of young people from the Associazone Madonna di Fatima made a procession with the image of Our Lady of Fatima in St. Peter's Square. Although on the way to the square, the demonstrators were carrying banners with messages like "outside the Church there is no salvation", and handing out leaflets in which it was remembered that the Doctrine of the Church condemns the participation in the cult of the heretics, everyone left the things they were carrying before entering the Vatican. Nevertheless, while they were walking into St. Peter’s Square, they were approached by the police, and they were asked to leave the place.

At the Anglican Vespers was present Bishop Arthur Roche, recently appointed by Pope Francis as head of a commission to review the document of John Paul II, Liturgiam Authenticam, on the translations of the liturgical texts. His presence generated suspicions among the Vaticanists, since it is rumored that the real purpose of this commission, is in fact a new reform of the mass to be able to “concelebrate” it with Protestant ministers, and to achieve the "intercommunion" that has been hinted at in several speeches of Pope Francis.




Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Vatican Has Been Desecrated with the Anglican Liturgy

PREPARING A FUTURE SYNCRETISTIC AND COMMON LITURGY?


Just as CATOLICIDAD announced it on February 10 (2017), the desecration of the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican was carried out with the Anglican liturgy. Here are some pictures of the event, including the poster announcing this act – not sufficiently advertised - that has been perpetrated according to the 17th Century Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England. Although there had already been acts of false ecumenism in Anglican temples (see links below), something like this had never been done in the most representative temple of catholicity.

[Secretum Meum Mihi] Archbishop Arthur Roche, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, and now head of a commission created by Francis with the aim of "relaxing the rules of translation of liturgical texts", but which in reality would have the mission of "reforming the Mass in such a way that it can be celebrated with Christians of other confessions", preaches about St. Gregory in the first Anglican Vespers celebrated on March, 13, 2017 in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican (Image provided by Sally Axworthy via Twitter).

A GROUP OF FAITHFUL CARRY OUT AN ACT OF REPARATION IN SAINT PETER’S SQUARE AT THE SAME TIME OF THE DESECRATION

As Catholicvs website points out: It is worth remembering the condemnation of the Catholic Church of false ecumenism, of Communicatio in sacris and of Anglicans, who don’t have the apostolic succession. In this regard, there have been numerous documents of the Magisterium, of which I have listed a number - in total there are almost 50 magisterial documents - since the Pontificate of Blessed Pius IX:
Blessed Pius IX: Letter to the English Bishops on the Unity of Christians (1864)
Blessed Pius IX: Instruction to the Anglican tractarians (puseyites) on the true religious unity (1865)
Blessed Pius IX: Apostolic Letter Iam Vos Omnes (1868)
Pope Leo XIII: Encyclical Satis Cognitum (1896)
Pope Leo XIII: Bula Apostolicae curae (1896)
Pope Pius XI: Encyclical Mortalium animos (1928)
Venerable Pius XII: Monitum Cum Compertum of the Holy Office (1948)
Venerable Pius XII: Instruction De motione oecumenica (1949)

Sources: Catholicvs, Secretum Meum Mihi y otras. Usuarios de Twitter @ctrlamb / @robmerchant / @AnglicanCentre / @UKinHolySee  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Supreme Testament


Let’s contemplate that scene whose sovereign beauty shocked the angels, in the Last Supper.

Jesus has just instituted the divine Eucharist... A shadow of infinite sadness... almost agony, clouds his adorable face...: he sees Judas there; the ingrate already has in his power the sum he has received to betray his Lord.

It would seem that John, the favorite, has guessed everything, reading this story of perfidy in the eyes of his Divine Friend... And as one who offers to pay, to repair that infamy, see how he approaches, how he embraces Jesus... And more; with a spontaneous and simple confidence he lovingly rested his head upon the Heart of Jesus...

Oh, and Jesus, pleased and comforted, rewarded that intimacy by reclining his adorable Heart in that of John, his apostle... and his friend!... In that moment of glory, He entrusted it to him, he certainly gave it completely to him... And since then, Jesus and John were united with an eternal bond... beyond life and beyond death!... Jesus is agonizing on Calvary!... At his feet, near John... closer still to the Immaculate Queen, Is... Magdalene!... On one side, the innocence preserved, and on the other, the recovered innocence!... And both, John and Magdalene, and by witness the Immaculate Queen, also received, in supreme testament, the Heart of Jesus!

Taken from THE HOLY HOUR, by Fr. Matthew Crawley-Boevey (1875- 1960).