Wednesday, May 24, 2017

We Must Ask Forgiveness to God for Our Sins of Guilty Ignorance

If ignorance is never a sin, why is it said, in the Epistle to the Hebrews, that the high priest entered alone once a year into the second tabernacle, not without blood, which he offers for his own and the people’s ignorance?: Saint Bernard.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

A sign of Hope in Syria: The City of Aleppo Was Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima


ROME, May 15. 17 (ACI) .- The city of Aleppo, released from the control of rebels and jihadist groups at the end of 2016, but still suffering the consequences of the civil war in Syria, was consecrated this May 13 to Our Lady of Fatima, on the commemoration of the 100 years of this apparition in Portugal.

The Mass of consecration took place in the Latin Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, which is also known as the Latin Church of the Franciscans.

The Mass was celebrated on the same day of the canonization of the shepherds Saint Francisco Marto and Saint Jacinta Marto in the Sanctuary of Fatima.

According to the Latin Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi on its Facebook page, an image of Our Lady of Fatima was present at the Mass of consecration, that was sent directly from the sanctuary in Portugal.

After it, the image was taken in procession by the Christian neighborhood of al-Azizieh, that suffered constant attacks of the rebel groups.

Through their Facebook page, SOS Christians in Syria pointed out that the temple was full of worshipers and that they were happy and excited because there had not been a procession with the image of Our Lady of Fatima since many years ago.

"Let us give thanks to God for this day of heaven that we had the chance to live and entrust the Christians of Aleppo to our Blessed Mother. May she, Queen of Peace, since she gave the Prince of Peace to the world, grant us the long-sought peace for the Middle East and the whole world.”

The consecration of Aleppo was part of the program of activities organized by the Latin Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi on the occasion of the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima.

The cathedral indicated through its Facebook page that the celebrations began on the 11th with a community prayer and a procession with the image of Our Lady sent from Fatima.
"Many of us cry because after six years we can re-organize the procession through the streets of Aleppo without fear of missiles. We welcome with emotion Our Lady of Fatima in Aleppo and hope that the Virgin Mary will pray for peace for all of Syria," they said.

On October 13, 2016, at the closing of the last international pilgrimage of the year in the Shrine of Fatima, the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, Antonio Marto, blessed an image that would be sent to the "martyr diocese" of Aleppo.

Nowadays in this city the living conditions are very hard because food is scarce, and drugs, water and electricity services have not yet been restored.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 13: Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima

"In order to save them, God wants to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart.”

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The three little shepherds of Fatima: Francis, Jacinta and Lucia, being only little children, gave us a remarkable example of love of God, they showed us their dedication to prayer, their great courage to endure trials and the willpower to offer sacrifices for the salvation of souls.

What can we do to be like these little shepherds?

We should go to Confession and ask for forgiveness. Make frequent confessions with true repentance and a firm purpose not to sin again.

We must abhor mortal sin and prefer death before we backslide in it. The devotion of the three Hail Marys asking Our Lady to help us, as explained here (http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/01/the-three-hail-marys-devotion.html), will be very useful for this.

We should say many times the first prayer taught by the Angel of Peace:
“My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love thee! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love thee.”

We should pray before and after Communion, and before the Blessed Sacrament, the prayer taught by the Angel of Peace:
“O most Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost—I adore thee profoundly. I offer thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ— present in all the tabernacles of the world—in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.”

We should pray the Rosary every day, saying after each mystery, the prayer taught by Our Lady:
“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls into Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.”

We should practice the Devotion of the First Saturdays of the month requested by our sweet Mother.

We should practice and spread the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, consecrating ourselves to it.

We should live a chaste life in our customs and fashions.


A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.

Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.
We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home.

Amen.

--Venerable Pope Pius XII

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

H.H. Pius VI Denounces the Clever Strategy With Which Innovators of all Times Introduce Error and Heresy: Ambiguity

It is the current weapon of modernist heresy


“They knew the capacity of innovators in the art of deception. In order not to shock the ears of Catholics, the innovators sought to hide the subtleties (errors) of their tortuous maneuvers by the use of seemingly innocuous words (ambiguities) such as would allow them to insinuate error into souls in the most gentle manner. Once the truth had been compromised, they could, by means of slight changes or additions in phraseology, distort the confession of the faith (the doctrine) that is necessary for our salvation, and lead the faithful by subtle errors to their eternal damnation…

In order to expose such snares, something which becomes necessary with a certain frequency in every century, no other method is required than the following: Whenever it becomes necessary to expose statements that disguise some suspected error or danger under the veil of ambiguity, one must denounce the perverse meaning under which the error opposed to Catholic truth is camouflaged.”

Pope Pius VI’s Apostolic Constitution Auctorem Fidei against the Errors of the Synod of Pistoia – August, 28, 1794