Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cardinal Sarah: Just Like Our Vendéen Brothers of Old, We Are Called Today to Witness, Which Means Martyrdom!

GREAT HOMILY OF CARDINAL ROBERT SARAH

The African Cardinal exalted the heroism of the Vendée War against the anti-Christian revolution.

The dioceses of Luçon and Maillezais were born on 13 August 1317. To celebrate their 700th anniversary they had an exceptional guest: Cardinal Robert Sarah. In a visit he made in 2012 to that place, the Cardinal, who owes much of his vocation and training to the missionaries from the Vendée, where these dioceses are located, declared: "If I am a priest, bishop and cardinal, I owe it to the diocese of Luçon!”
We offer today the complete homily that Cardinal Sarah offered in the Viennese town of Le Puy du Fou on August 12, 2017.

Homily for the Anticipated Mass for Sunday, August 12, at the Puy-du-Fou, Vendée, France
This evening, we offer the sacrifice of the Mass for the repose of the souls of all of the volunteers of the Puy-du-Fou who have died since the beginnings of this beautiful work, 40 years ago.

Every night, all of you who are gathered here, awaken the memory of this place through your work. The castle of the Puy-du-Fou, with its hurting ruins, abandoned by man, seems to rise like a cry towards Heaven. Its ripped entrails remind the world that faced with the hatred of the Faith, a people stood up: the people of the Vendée!

My dear friends, by giving life to these ruins every night, you are giving their life back to the dead! You are giving life to all these people of the Vendée who died for their faith, for their churches and for their priests.

Your work arises from this earth like a chant that carries the remembrance of the martyrs of the Vendée! You give life to these 300.000 men, women and children who fell victims to the Reign of Terror”! You give a voice to all those the “Terreur” wanted to silence, because they refused the lie of atheistic ideology! You honor those whom it wanted to drown in oblivion, because they would not allow the liberty to believe and to offer Mass to be stripped from them!

I say this to you solemnly: your work is just and necessary! Through your art, your chants, your technological prowess, you are at last offering a worthy grave to all these martyrs whom revolutionary hatred would leave without burial, abandoned to the dogs and the crows! And so your work is much more than a mere human accomplishment. It is much like a work of the Church.

Your work is necessary! For our times seem to have been numbed! As we face the dictatorship of relativism, as we face a new thought terrorism that once again seeks to rip God from the hearts of children, we need to rediscover the freshness of mind, the joyful and fervent simplicity of these saints and these martyrs.

When the Revolution sought to deprive the Vendéens of their priests, a whole people stood up. Faced with cannons, these poor people only had their staffs! Faced with rifles, they had only their scythes! Faced with the hatred of the terrorist columns, they had only their rosaries, their prayer, and the Sacred Heart sewn on their breast!

My brothers, the people of the Vendée simply put into practice that which the readings of today teach us. God is not in thunder and lightning, He is not in the power and the clamor of arms. He is hidden in murmur of the breeze!

Faced with the planned and methodical onslaught of the “Terreur”, the Vendéens knew full well that they would be crushed. Nevertheless they offered their sacrifice to the Lord, chanting. They were that murmuring breeze, a breeze that appeared to be swept away by the powerful storm of the “infernal columns”.
     
But God was there. His power revealed itself in their weakness! History – true history – knows that deep down, the peasants of the Vendée were victorious. Through their sacrifice, they stopped the lie of ideology from reigning supreme. Thanks to the Vendéens, the Revolution was forced to drop its mask and to reveal its true face: its hatred of God and the faith. Thanks to the Vendéens, priests did not become the servile slaves of a totalitarian State, they would remain free servitors of Christ and of the Church.

The Vendéens heard the call Christ makes in today’s Gospel: “Courage! It is I, be not afraid!” When the storm raged, when their boat took on water from all sides, they were not afraid: such was their certainty that beyond death, the Heart of Jesus would be their sole homeland!

My friends, we Christians need this spirit of people of Vendée! We need their example! Like them, we must needs leave our sowing and harvesting, leaving there our furrows, in order to wage battle, not for the interests of men, but for God!

Who shall stand up today for God? Who shall dare to confront the modern persecutors of the Church? Who shall have the courage to arise, armed only with the rosary and the Sacred Heart, to face the columns of death of our times, as are relativism, indifferentism and the contempt of God? Who shall tell this world that the only liberty worth dying for is the liberty to believe?

My brothers, just like our Vendéen brothers of old, we are called today to witness, which means martyrdom! Today in the East, in Pakistan, in Africa, our Christian brothers are dying for their faith, crushed by the columns of persecuting Islamism.

And you, people of France, people of the Vendée, when will you at last stand up with the peaceful weapons of prayer and charity to defend your faith? My friends, the blood of martyrs runs through your veins, be faithful to it! Spiritually, we are all sons of the martyred Vendée! Even we Africans who have received so many missionaries from the Vendée, who came to die in our lands in order to proclaim Christ! We owe it to ourselves to be faithful to their heritage!

The soul of these martyrs surrounds us in this place. What are they telling us? What do they want to pass on to us? First of all, their courage! When it comes to God, there can be no compromise! The honor of God is not open to discussion! And it must start with our personal life of prayer and adoration. It is time, my friends, for us to revolt against the practical atheism that is stifling our lives! Let us pray as families, let us leave the first place to God! A family that prays is a family that is alive! A Christian who does not pray, who does not leave room for God through silence and adoration, will end up dying!

From the example of the Vendéens we must also learn to love the priesthood. It is because their “good priests” were threatened that they went into revolt.

As to you, the younger ones, if you want to be faithful to the example of your elders, love your priests, love the priesthood! You must ask yourselves the question: as to me, am I also called to be a priest, following the footsteps of all these good priests who were martyred by the Revolution? Will I also have the courage to give my whole life for Christ and for my brothers?

The martyrs of the Vendée also teach us the sense of forgiveness and mercy. Faced with persecution and with hatred, they kept alive in their hearts the care for peace and forgiveness. Remember how their chief, Bonchamp, ordered 5,000 prisoners to be released a few minutes before dying. Let us be able to confront hatred without resentment and without bitterness. We are the army of the Heart of Jesus, and as He, we want to be full of sweetness!

Finally, we must learn from the martyrs of the Vendée a sense of generosity and of gratuitous giving. Your ancestors did not fight for their interests. They had nothing to gain. Today, they give us a lesson in humanity. We are living in a world marked by the dictatorship of money, of benefits, of riches. The joy of gratuitous giving is everywhere despised and trampled. But only love that is generous, the disinterested gift of one’s own life can vanquish the hatred of God and of men that is the matrix of all revolutions. The Vendéens have taught us to resist against all these revolutions. They have shown us that facing the infernal columns, as when facing the Nazi extermination camps and the communist Gulag, facing the barbarity of Islamism, there is only one answer: the gift of self, of one’s whole life. Love only conquers the powers of death!

Even now, perhaps more than ever, the ideologues of the revolution want to annihilate the natural place for gift of self, of joyful generosity and of love! I am speaking of the family!

Gender ideology, the contempt of fruitfulness and of fidelity are the new slogans of this revolution. Families have become the new Vendées to exterminate. Their disappearance is being methodically planned, as was that of the Vendée in the past. These new revolutionaries are worried by the generosity of large families. They mock Christian families, because these embody everything that they hate. They are ready to attack Africa with new infernal columns in order to pressure on families and to force on them sterilization, abortion and contraception. Africa, like the Vendée, will resist! Families everywhere must be the joyous spearheads of revolt against this new dictatorship of egoism!

Is is now in the heart of every family, of every Christian, of every man of goodwill that an interior Vendée must arise! Every Christian is, spiritually, a Vendéen! Let us not allow generous and gratuitous giving be stifled within us. Let us learn, as the martyrs of the Vendée, to draw this gift from its source: in the Heart of Jesus.

Let us pray that a powerful and joyful interior Vendée may arise in the Church and in the world!Amen!

 [1] In the French town of Le Puy du Fou is a theme park opened 40 years ago, which recreates life in the Vendée since the middle ages to the present day.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Vision of Saint Teresa on the Consequences of Bad Confessions

A terrible vision of St. Teresa (to reflect on it).


The saint was in prayer, when she suddenly saw a deep abyss opening up before her eyes, all filled with fire and lit in vivid flames, where the miserable souls precipitated, as winter snowflakes. Amazed the saint looks up to the sky and exclaims:
- "My God, my God!, what does this mean? - Who are all these poor souls? Surely they are poor wretches, pagans, Turks, Jews. . . "
"No, Teresa," God answers. “Know that the souls you see now rushing into hell, by my permission, are all souls of Christians like you.”
"But surely they are souls of people who neither believed nor practiced religion, nor frequented the sacraments.”
"No, Teresa, no." All these souls are of Christians, baptized like you, who, as you, believed and practiced the Christian faith ..."
"But, surely, they never went to Confession, not even at the hour of death..."
- They are souls who did go to Confession and who confessed in the trance of death...
"How then, my God, are they condemned?”
- They are condemned because they confessed badly!... Go, Teresa, tell everyone what you saw and urge all bishops and priests to never get tired of preaching about the importance of Confession and against badly made confessions, so that my beloved Christians do not turn medicine into poison and harm themselves with this sacrament, which is the sacrament of mercy and forgiveness.

Taken from: "Confesss Well"

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Strategy of the Wolves: Disobedience as a Source of Law


Disobedience as a source of law is a bad principle, for the disobedient and the rebellious will always demand more. Modernists will never be satisfied with what they have achieved. Rebellion is not contained with permissiveness. The facts have shown it: evil is not stopped, but, on the contrary, it is multiplied.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

“If Any Man Come to You And Bring Not This Doctrine (Catholic doctrine), Receive Him Not Into The House Nor Say To Him: God Speed You” (2 Jn. 1:10).

PASTORAL dispositions or acts (as in the case of this video) do not have the prerogative of infallibility that the teachings on faith and morality do when they fulfill all the conditions that the Church demands for it.

- “Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?”
“And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God: as God saith: I will dwell in them and walk among them. And I will be their God: and they shall be my people.”
“Wherefore: Go out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing.”
(2 Cor. 6, 14:17)

- “But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils; You cannot drink the chalice of the Lord and the chalice of devils: you cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord and of the table of devils.”
(1 Cor. 10, 20:21)

- No man cometh to the Father, but by Jesus Christ (Jn. 14:6). For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12). He (Christ) was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world (Jn. 1:9). He that followeth Him walketh not in darkness (Jn. 8:12). He that is not with Him, is against Him (Mt. 12:30). He who honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father who hath sent him (Jn. 5:23). To Him the Father hath given all judgment (Jn. 5:22). He that doth not believe is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God (Jn. 3:18). The only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent (Jn. 17:3).

- “For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils” (Ps. 95:5).

- God said to Moses: “Destroy their altars, break their statues and cut down their groves (consecrated to their idols). Adore not any strange god. The Lord his name is jealous, he is a jealous God” (Ex. 34, 13:13)

- “If Any Man Come to You And Bring Not This Doctrine (Catholic doctrine), Receive Him Not Into The House.” (Note: This order is not a lack of charity but due to caution). (2 Jn. 1:10).

How, then, does the Pope participated in this video where it is said exactly the opposite to God's Word and where it is proclaimed, furthermore, that it does not matter which side the mountain is climbed on (symbol of life towards Eternity) and that all religions must help each other to "arrive" (sic) at the same time to the summit (it is implicitly understood that this means Heaven), as it is EXPLICITLY indicated that it is necessary to honor ALL false religions?



- “Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. As for you, let that which you have heard from the beginning abide in you. If that abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning, you also shall abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise which he hath promised us, life everlasting” (1 Jn. 2:22-26).

- St. Athanasius (fourth century): "Everyone who wants to be saved, above all must maintain the Catholic faith; And he who does not keep it whole and inviolable, will surely perish forever.”

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Monday, July 17, 2017

A Little Humor

“Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Mt. XVIII, 3


Saturday, July 15, 2017

If This Is Not The End Of Times, Then It Must Be The Rehearsal!


In some countries things are more "advanced", and they try to lead us all in the same direction.
What crazy times we live in!
They want priests to get married, and married people to get divorced.
They want heterosexuals to live together without marriage, because love should be "free," and they want homosexuals to "get married."
They want women to dress like men, and men to dress like women.
They want to hail as "brave" those who come out of the closet, and they demonize as "intolerant" and "fascist" anyone who is proud of their heterosexuality.
They want to recognize the “right” for an adult male to believe and act as a little girl (and be protected as such) and at the same time they want to pervert children, from a very young age, by indoctrinating them with such things as Gender Ideology that deforms their sexuality.
They want to encourage sexuality of minors but they don’t want to increase birth rates or school dropouts because of pregnancies (that is why they have micro-abortives and abortions).
They want to protect the lives of animals and, at the same time, they allow a pregnant teenager to murder her child without their parents knowing.
They talk about the rights of children, but they deny them the right to have a father and a mother (with homosexual adoptions) or the most basic right to life, with the authorization of "legal" abortion.
They want to encourage free sex changes and abortions, even though there are no resources for free coverage of many serious illnesses or medical coverage for all the people, or when there is no adequate space in hospitals.
They want to exalt "freedom", in order to eliminate the conscientious objection of doctors and nurses who do not want to practice abortions, but they want to legally prevent a psychologist from trying to reverse the homosexual tendency in someone who asked them to do it.
They want to prohibit any sign or public religious cult, which they consider a violation to "secularism" and "disrespectful" to non-believers, but they want to allow, in the name of "freedom", people to commit sacrileges and to profane religious images and temples.
And all this without analyzing what happens inside the Church, which is besieged by fifth columnists who are trying to make a global masonic cult that includes all religions.
If this is not the end of times, then it must be the rehearsal!

Taken and enriched from a letter of Fr. Vila Verde

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Prayer reminder for the thirteenth day of each month


We remind you that today, as every 13th day of each month, we will join together in prayer for five minutes, for the intentions that are explained in the following link: http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/01/appeal-to-our-friendsreaders.html

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This is the Time to Build



Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David: such is my gospel, for which I am suffering, even to the point of chains, like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. Therefore, I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, together with eternal glory. This saying is trustworthy: If we have died with him we shall also live with him; if we persevere we shall also reign with him. But if we deny him he will deny us. If we are unfaithful he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself. (2 Tim. 2:8-13)

Dear brethren, some of you are worried about the situation in the church, and about the strength of your own faith, feeling alone in your worries and anxieties; but it should not be so. It is now time to remember how the Lord was on the Cross. How is He every day in all of the tabernacles in the world? He is lonely. We always have Him there ready to keep us company. You shouldn’t feel alone.

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene (Jn 19:25). Where were the others? Remember what St. Paul said, “an athlete cannot receive the winner’s crown except by competing according to the rules” (2 Tim. 2:5). The Lord will help you to understand this in your particular situation. Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David. This is the good news that the Apostle preached, for which he suffered and was chained. But, the Word of God is not chained.

Continuing, the Apostle said, telling everyone, “Therefore, I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, together with eternal glory.” This teaching is worthy of faith: If we have died with Him, we will live with Him. The very same St. Paul tells us, and encourages us in our efforts to continue living the faith and to keep it alive.

The Lord gave us the freedom to do good or to do evil; it’s our choice. But it is true that He who only does good, and Who does it freely, is reproached, His teaching questioned, and He is put into doubt. This is the time to build what others have destroyed. The Lord’s teachings are living and actual, because He is unchanging.

You wonder, “Who strengthens me in the faith? I am alone.” You are strengthened in faith in the Tradition of the Catholic Church, the Sacred Scriptures, the Magisterium. The strength of the Word of God which condemns the sin of sodomy, or of adultery. The Lord our God said this. Was not St. Paul alone? Are you afraid? What do we have to be afraid of? No one can force our silence because the Lord is with us, because we preach His Divine Word, His Word of Eternal Life. The Apostles died out of love of God. Are we going to be afraid? Our time is not worse than St. Paul’s, and he condemned those who were living in sin. So will we be afraid in the face of a group of Shepherds who pretend to scare us?

We have to raise our voices to speak the Truth, each one in his particular state, and in the way that the Lord wants him to do. We have to evangelize. Evangelize? Yes. All that the Church teaches us in Tradition, the Catechism, the Sacred Scriptures. Because if not, we will only find the word of man and not the Word of God. We know the Word of God, the Lord shows Himself to us in the Magisterium of the Church that we have received, and He wants us to bring Himself to others.

Dear brethren, right now it seems as if the Lord has loosened the reigns on the Church, but He has never let them go. Our time is not worse than others. We cannot complain when our brethren die as martyrs for the Faith. We have to spearhead the fight with the Word on our side. And the we will find our strength in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The world and its fleeting powers should not matter to us, because the Lord is the One Who defends His Word and His Truth. He who is anxious is one who sees the world and not Heaven.

You wonder, “How do I know if I am acting according to the Will of God if I find myself alone and without help from anyone?” Well, because the Lord is with us, and even more, he warns us of the dangers. The Church perfectly tells us what is good and what is evil. TRADITION is the unquestionable authority. Here you have the answer. Follow the Faith that Tradition has passed on, and may the Lord be with you.

It is time to preach the Word of God, the teachings that we have received which, unalterable, are as relevant yesterday, as they are today, as they will be tomorrow. It is time to fight with the Word on our side; it is time to run our race without measuring our strength; it is time to think only about our final crown.

It is the time to build what others have destroyed.

Hail Mary Most Pure.

Fr. Juan Manuel Rodriguez de la Rosa

[Translation by Carolina Santos. Original article]

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Advice On How to Govern, Given by Don Quixote to Sancho Panza

Incredible validity of the teachings of Cervantes for the art of governing



DECALOGUE OF DON QUIXOTE TO SANCHO

“Sancho: attend, my son, to thy Cato here who would counsel thee and be thy polestar and guide to direct and pilot thee to a safe haven out of this stormy sea wherein thou art about to ingulf thyself; for offices and great trusts are nothing else but a mighty gulf of troubles:

1. “First of all, my son, thou must fear God, for in the fear of him is wisdom, and being wise thou canst not err in aught.”

2. “Secondly, thou must keep in view what thou art, striving to know thyself, the most difficult thing to know that the mind can imagine. If thou knowest thyself, it will follow thou wilt not puff thyself up like the frog that strove to make himself as large as the ox.”

3. “Glory in thy humble birth, Sancho, and he not ashamed of saying thou art peasant-born; for when it is seen thou art not ashamed no one will set himself to put thee to the blush; and pride thyself rather upon being one of lowly virtue than a lofty sinner. Countless are they who, born of mean parentage, have risen to the highest dignities, pontifical and imperial, and of the truth of this I could give thee instances enough to weary thee.”

4. “Remember, Sancho, if thou make virtue thy aim, and take a pride in doing virtuous actions, thou wilt have no cause to envy those who have princely and lordly ones, for blood is an inheritance, but virtue an acquisition, and virtue has in itself alone a worth that blood does not possess.”

5. “Let the tears of the poor man find with thee more compassion, but not more justice, than the pleadings of the rich. Strive to lay bare the truth, as well amid the promises and presents of the rich man, as amid the sobs and entreaties of the poor.”

6. “If perchance thou permittest the staff of justice to swerve, let it be not by the weight of a gift, but by that of mercy. If it should happen thee to give judgment in the cause of one who is thine enemy, turn thy thoughts away from thy injury and fix them on the justice of the case. Let not thine own passion blind thee in another man's cause; for the errors thou wilt thus commit will be most frequently irremediable; or if not, only to be remedied at the expense of thy good name and even of thy fortune.”

7. “If any handsome woman come to seek justice of thee, turn away thine eyes from her tears and thine ears from her lamentations, and consider deliberately the merits of her demand, if thou wouldst not have thy reason swept away by her weeping, and thy rectitude by her sighs.”

8. “Abuse not by word him whom thou hast to punish in deed, for the pain of punishment is enough for the unfortunate without the addition of thine objurgations.”

9. “Bear in mind that the culprit who comes under thy jurisdiction is but a miserable man subject to all the propensities of our depraved nature, and so far as may be in thy power show thyself lenient and forbearing; for though the attributes of God are all equal, to our eyes that of mercy is brighter and loftier than that of justice.”

10. “If thou followest these precepts and rules, Sancho, thy days will be long, thy fame eternal, thy reward abundant, thy felicity unutterable; thou wilt marry thy children as thou wouldst; they and thy grandchildren will bear titles; thou wilt live in peace and concord with all men; and, when life draws to a close, death will come to thee in calm and ripe old age, and the light and loving hands of thy great-grandchildren will close thine eyes.”

“What I have thus far addressed to thee are instructions for the adornment of thy mind.”

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Involution: The Current Apostasy Resembles Behavior in Pagan Times

  • God is not glorified or thanked anymore, and modern man surrenders to his passions.
  • "Sexual perversion is so widespread, is a consequence of the apostasy of our century, which resembles the pagan times indicated by St. Paul": Mgr John Straubinger.


“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice: Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made. His eternal power also and divinity: so that they are inexcusable. Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts. And their foolish heart was darkened. For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts and of creeping things.

“Wherefore, God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness: to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause, God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. God delivered them up. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts, one towards another: men with men, working that which is filthy and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient. Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness: full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity: whisperers, detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute: without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.”

Romans, 1, 18-31

Resultado de imagen para Mons. REig"Everything has been very fast and quiet, but today (the promoters of gender ideology) have achieved cultural hegemony, changing legislation on human life (abortion), marriage and family; they have taken over education and health, and their ideologies are disseminated massively by the media with the acquiescence of social groups and political parties":  Juan Antonio Reig Pla, bishop of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Let Us Repent Following the Example of the Prodigal Son by Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


How can worldlings, living in sin, amidst earthly pleasures and dangerous occasions hope for a happy death? God forewarns sinners that in death they shall seek Him, and shall not find Him: "You shall seek me, and shall not find me." (Jn 7:34.) God says, that then will be the time for vengeance, not for mercy: “Revenge is mine, and I will repay them in due time” (Dt. 32:35).

Reason tells us the same; for at the hour of death, a worldly man will find himself weak in mind; his heart obscured and hardened because of his evil habits: his temptations will be stronger; and how will he be able to resist at the hour of death, who during life was so often and so easily conquered?* An all-powerful Divine grace would be needed to change his heart; but is God obliged to give him this grace? Has he deserved it, with the unholy life he has led?... And yet this is a question of eternal happiness or eternal misery… How is it then possible that, reflecting on this, he who believes in the truths of faith does not give up everything to give himself entirely to God, who will judge us according to our works?

- oOo -

O my Heavenly Physician, cast Thine eyes upon my poor soul, look upon the many wounds I have inflicted upon myself by my sins, and have pity on me. I know that Thou canst and wilt heal me; but to be healed Thou desirest that I repent of the injuries I have done Thee. Yes, I do repent of them with all my heart; heal me, then, now that Thou canst heal me. “Heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee” (Psalms 40:5). I have forgotten Thee, but Thou hast not forgotten me; and now Thou makest me feel that Thou wilt also forget my past offenses against Thee if I detest them. “But if the wicked do penance, I will not remember all his iniquities.” (Ezech. 18:21). Behold, I now detest and abhor them above every evil… forget, then, O my Redeemer, all the grief I have caused Thee. In future, I will lose all, even life itself, rather than Thy grace. And of what use to me are all the goods of this world without Thy grace?... Ah, assist me:_ for Thou knowest how weak I am! Hell will not cease tempt me; already it prepares for me a thousand assaults, to make me once more its slave. No, my Jesus, do not forsake me. From this day hence forth I will be the slave of Thy love. Thou art my only Lord, Thou hast created me, Thou hast redeemed me, Thou hast loved me beyond all others… Thou alone deserves to be loved, Thee only will I love.

*Editor’s Note: It is true that after a life of constant sin there may be exceptional cases of genuine repentance and perfect contrition at the time of death, having time for it, but exceptional cases, such as Dimas’ story, are that . However, the norm is that one dies as one lives, for the hardness of heart that generates a constant sinful life hardly breaks. Hence the importance of always living in a state of sanctifying grace, or of recovering it, if unfortunately it has been lost. If we have had a bad life, let us follow, in time, the example of the prodigal son and let us keep on the grace and friendship of God.

SOURCE: PREPARATION FOR DEATH. SAINT ALPHONSUS MARIA DE LIGUORI, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH AND FOUNDER OF THE REDEMPTORISTS. NAME OF THE POST: TITLED BY CATHOLICITY.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

People Who Are Shallow, Egotistic and Mundane Are Empty

  • THEY CAN ONLY OFFER THEIR OWN MISSERY AND STEAL OTHER’S.
  • THIS TRUTH IS PRESENT AT ALL SOCIOECONOMIC LEVELS, IT IS NOT PECULIAR TO ONE GROUP.
  • WE LIVE IN A SHALLOW WORLD OF APPEARANCES, WHERE “YOUR WORTH DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH YOU HAVE (OR PRETEND TO HAVE)”
  • THE APOSTAST SOCIETY HAS LOST THE WAY OF TRUE WISDOM.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We Cannot Celebrate the Complete Disregard for Reality by the LGBTQQIAPP Lobby



If a man thinks he is a fish and is convinced he is a fish, for love of him we must do everything possible to convince him not to try to live under water. It is impossible. The greatest respect we can show a human being who thinks he is a dog is to treat him as a human being. A man who was born a man is a man and must be treated as such even if he feels like a woman. That would be to show the respect due to him. The fact that a man believes that he is a woman does not make him part of a minority that needs to be tolerated, but part of a group that needs help... If a human being believed that he or she is a cat, it would not be respectful to follow the game and treat them as a cat; we must help them to see that they are a human being.

Unfortunately, many have abandoned common sense and, contrary to all logic, have accepted the possibility that one's feelings may miraculously change the biological reality of an individual.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Do Not Let Others Keep You in Slavery, Be Free

  • Listen to God, not your own fears.
  • "To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God but also in the sight of all men." Rom. 12:17

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Prophecy of Saint Hildegard about the End of Times


St. Hildegard von Bingen* (1098-1179), known as the "Sibyl of the Rhine" and as the "Teutonic prophetess", great mystic and intellectual of the XII century, who had revelations and prophetic visions, commenting on the Liber divinurom operum, Verse 6,8 of the Apocalypse, wrote:

“The ancient serpent enjoys with all the punishments with which man is punished in the soul and in the body. He, who has lost the heavenly glory, does not want any man to reach it. Indeed, as soon as he realized that the man had heard his advice, he began to project the war against God: 'Through man I will carry out my purposes.'

"In its hatred, the serpent has inspired men to hate each other and, with the same evil purpose, has induced them to kill one another.

“And the serpent said: 'I shall pour forth my breath in order to extinguish the line of the sons of men, and then men shall be kindled with passions for other men, commiting shameful acts.

“And the serpent, taking delight shouted, this is the supreme offense against the One who given man his body. That His image may be stamped out because man has avoided natural relations with women.

“It is the devil, then, who convinced them to become unfaithful ones and seductors, which prompted them to murder, becoming bandits and thieves, because the sin of homosexuality leads one to the most shameful violence and all vices. When all these sins have been manifested, then the validity of God’s law will be broken and the Church will be persecuted as a widow.”
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*NOTE: On October 7, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI granted her the title of doctor of the Church next to San John of Avila.

Monday, June 19, 2017

How to Pray and What Fruits Are Obtained From The Hail Mary by St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort

Brief explanation of the Hail Mary


Are you in the miserable state of sin? Then call on Mary and say to her, "AVE!" which means "I greet thee with the most profound respect, thou who art without sin," and she will deliver you from the evil of your sins.

Are you groping in the darkness of ignorance and error? Go to Mary and say to her, "HAIL MARY!" which means "Hail, thou who art bathed in the light 60 of the Sun of Justice 61," and she will give you a share in her light.

Have you strayed from the path leading to heaven? Then call on MARY, for her name means "Star of the Sea, the Polar Star which guides the ships of our souls during the voyage of this life," and she will guide you to the harbour of eternal salvation.

Are you in sorrow? Turn to MARY, for her name means also "Sea of Bitterness which has been filled with bitterness in this world but which is now turned into a sea of purest joy in heaven," and she will turn your sorrow into joy and your affliction into consolation.

Have you lost the state of grace? Praise and honour the numberless graces with which God has filled the Blessed Virgin and say to her, THOU ART FULL OF GRACE and filled with all the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and she will give you some of these graces.

Are you alone, having lost God's protection? Pray to Mary and say, THE LORD IS WITH THEE, in a nobler and more intimate way than he is with the saints and the just, because thou art one with him. He is thy Son and his flesh is thy flesh; thou art united to the Lord because of thy perfect likeness to him and by your mutual love, for thou art his Mother. And then say to her, "The three persons of the Godhead are with thee because thou art the Temple of the Blessed Trinity," and she will place you once more under the protection and care of God.

Have you become an outcast and been accursed by God? Then say to our Lady, "BLESSED ART THOU ABOVE ALL WOMEN and above all nations by thy purity and fertility; thou hast turned God's maledictions into blessings for us." She will bless you.

Do you hunger for the bread of grace and the bread of life? Draw near to her who bore the living Bread which came down from heaven, and say to her, "BLESSED BE THE FRUIT OF THY WOMB, whom thou hast conceived without the slightest loss to thy virginity, whom thou didst carry without discomfort and brought forth without pain. Blessed be JESUS who redeemed our suffering world when we were in the bondage of sin, who has healed the world of its sickness, who has raised the dead to life, brought home the banished, restored sinners to grace, and saved men from damnation. Without doubt, your soul will be filled with the bread of grace in this life and of eternal glory in the next. Amen."

Conclude your prayer with the Church and say:

"HOLY MARY," holy because of thy incomparable and eternal devotion to the service of God, holy in thy great rank as Mother of God, who has endowed thee with eminent holiness, in keeping with this great dignity.

"MOTHER OF GOD, and our Mother, our Advocate and Mediatrix, Treasurer and dispenser of God's graces, obtain for us the prompt forgiveness of our sins and grant that we may be reconciled with the divine majesty.

"PRAY FOR US SINNERS, thou who art always filled with compassion for those in need, who never despise sinners or turn them away, for without them you would never have been Mother of the Redeemer 62.

"Pray for us NOW, during this short life, so fraught with sorrow and uncertainty; now, because we can be sure of nothing except the present moment; now that we are surrounded and attacked night and day by powerful and ruthless enemies.

"AND AT THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH, so terrible and full of danger, when our strength is waning and our spirits are sinking, and our souls and bodies are worn out with fear and pain; at the hour of our death when the devil is working with might and main to ensnare us and cast us into perdition; at that hour when our lot will be decided forever and ever, heaven or hell. Come to the help of your poor children, gentle Mother of pity, Advocate and Refuge of sinners, at the hour of our death drive far from us our bitter enemies, the devils, our accusers, whose frightful presence fills us with dread. Light our path through the valley of the shadow of death. Lead us to thy Son's judgment-seat and remain at our side. Intercede for us and ask thy Son to pardon us and receive us into the ranks of thy elect in the realms of everlasting glory. Amen."

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No one could help admiring the excellence of the holy Rosary, made up as it is of these two divine parts: the Lord's Prayer and the Angelic Salutation. How could there be any prayers more pleasing to God and to the Blessed Virgin, or any that are easier, more precious, or more helpful than these two prayers? We should always have them in our hearts and on our lips to honour the most Blessed Trinity, Jesus Christ our Saviour and his most holy Mother.
In addition, at the end of each decade it is good to add the Gloria Patri, that is: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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60 “Bathed in the light", is one of the meanings of the name of Mary. It also means "very beloved", "Star of the sea", "Lady", "Light of the sea", "Sublime", "Beautiful", "Hope". Cf. Alastruey, Treaty of the Virgin Mary, B.A.C., 1947, p.
61 The "Sun of Justice" is Jesus Christ (Malachi 4:2), who has clothed his Blessed Mother with His own divine splendor (Revelation 12:1).
62 Since Jesus (who means savior) has come for sinners (Matthew 9:13, Luke 5:32).

Source: St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort. The Secret of the Rosary. Brief explanation of the Hail Mary. Post title: Catholicityblog.
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“If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins "you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory." Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell… sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if - and mark well what I say – IF YOU SAY THE ROSARY DEVOUTLY EVERY DAY UNTIL DEATH”: St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Paving the Way for the Antichrist with Communion to Adulterers: A Sacrilegious Act in Argentina

A high Mass was celebrated in Argentina to give Communion to adulterous couples


Last Sunday, at the Parish Church of San Roque, Reconquista, Santa Fe (Argentina), the local bishop, Macin, appointed by Pope Francis in 2013, carried out a monumental and sacrilegious scandal that clearly showed what there is behind Amoris laetitia.

In this church, he organized a high Mass, in which he publicly reported that according to the norms sent in a letter, more than 6 months ago by Pope Francis, and within the framework of the integration of Christians "marginalized" by their irregular situation of divorced and remarried couples, or by an irregular situation (divorced in a new union), after having carried out a period of 6 months of Saturday meetings called "The Way of Discernment"*, it was ruled, in accordance with the aforementioned (by order of the pope) to INCLUDE THEM IN SACRAMENTAL AND FULL COMMUNION, which happened at the ceremony. At no point did they mention that those people had taken a vow of chastity or lived "as brothers and sisters”.

Communion was given to everyone (about 30 couples) accompanied by their relatives who took photos in a festive mood. No reference was ever made to the scriptures condemning adultery, but they did mention again and again the works of Amoris laetitia, where it is said that divorced and remarried couples should be included in full communion.

This bishop, and all those who follow this type of indications and acts, are simply apostates, wolves dressed in lambs who not only send souls to hell, but also profane the Eucharist, of which they will have to give an account before God.

This news is confirmed by (the website) Adelante la Fe, by eyewitnesses and, if there is any doubt, it can be checked in the local information.

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* Editorial Note: "Discernment" in the "modernist" language means: Methodology to seek a "justification" to break the Commandments of the Law of God.