Tuesday, April 23, 2019

“Only Animals Act that Way”: Cardinal Ranjith


By INFOVATICANA / April 22, 2019
(Religion in Freedom) - Following the attacks that have caused 207 dead and 500 wounded in Sri Lanka, with explosions in three churches and three hotels, the archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith (secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship between 2005 and 2009 addressed the government and society in a very calm but firm way: "It is a sad day for all of us. I condemn, as much as I am capable, this act that has caused so much death and suffering to the people. I would also like to ask the government for a rigorous and impartial investigation to find out who is behind this act, and punish them without mercy, because only animals act like that. And I ask all the people of Sri Lanka not to take justice into their own hands and maintain peace and harmony in the nation."

Last Easter Sunday, a wave of terrorist attacks devastated the island of Sri Lanka, with Catholics being one of its main targets. There were explosions in six different places: three churches, two Catholic and one Evangelical, and three luxury hotels. Subsequently, there were more attacks in other parts of the country. The number of deaths is devastating. The figure to date is 207 dead and 450 injured.

According to different news agencies, the bombs exploded at around 8:45 am local time, both in the three hotels in Colombo and in three churches where the Resurrection of Christ was being celebrated.

At least 62 people died in one of the explosions, which occurred in the church of Saint Sebastian, in the city of Negombo, north of the capital, as confirmed by official sources. Another 27 people died in the Evangelical Church of Sion, in Batticaloa (Eastern province of the country). The third explosion occurred in Saint Anthony's church in the Kotahena district of the capital, Colombo, and left 49 dead.

The emergency services in Sri Lanka said that the churches were full of faithful at that time. In the church of Saint Sebastian, in Negombo, a spokesman told Reuters that there were at least fifty people dead.

The attackers chose their objectives with special care. The church of Saint Anthony in Colombo is one of the most emblematic buildings in Sri Lanka. A national sanctuary that tens of thousands of people attend to during the commemoration of the saint to whom it is dedicated, Saint Anthony of Padua.

The police have asked citizens for calm. "Please remain calm and inside your houses. There are many victims, including foreigners”, Sri Lankan Minister for Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Harsha de Silva, said on Twitter, after visiting several of the sites attacked.

De Silva reported that a Crisis Cabinet had been called and he spoke emotionally after the "horrible scenes" he had seen. "I've seen amputated limbs spread all over the place. Emergency teams are deployed in full at all points. (...) We have taken many victims to the hospital, we hope we can save many lives", he said through his Twitter account.

In Sri Lanka, the Christian population represents 7%, while Buddhists account for 70%, Hindus for 15% and Muslims 11%.
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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy and Blessed Easter to all our friends/readers!


If we have died to sin this Lent, are we still going to live in it? If he have felt grief for our sins, are we still going to commit them? 

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

What They Actually Promote


When people say "I do not promote abortion, but free choice," it's like they’re saying "I do not advocate for someone taking your life, only that they kill you freely".
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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Testimony of a Gynecologist


In the last months, I have read in social networks some arguments related to the unborn baby that I want to comment on. I have read that they are just a bunch of cells. I have read that they are not human beings. I have read that they are not living beings. I have read that they are not beings with conscience. And that therefore, those cells do not have any right that should be respected. In view of all this, I want to give my testimony:

I have been a gynecologist for 30 years. Since 1988 I have treated many women who have placed their trust in me. I have taken care of their pregnancies. I have delivered their children. Many of those babies are grown now and are parents themselves, and in some cases I have delivered their own children.

In all these years, I have done ultrasounds on many of my patients from the very early stages of their pregnancies, as part of the medical care I provide them. But along the way, I have witnessed many other things that go beyond the mere medical assessment, and I wish to comment on them:

I have seen the hearts of babies beating very early, strongly, with such force that it is not unusual for us to see first the beat, and then the baby himself.

I have seen them at 7 weeks old do small jumps on their backs.

I have seen them at 9 weeks old move their arms and legs, move their whole body, do flips, jump, turn their faces, get on their sides, open their mouths and make so many gestures that are common and familiar to any human being.

I have seen them complete, with brain and heart, with eyes, ears and mouth. I have seen them with hands and feet, with liquid inside their stomach, with urine in their bladder. I have seen the cavities of their heart pumping blood to their entire body. I have seen how they touch their hands, how they bend their knees, how they extend and stretch them as if they were on a swing.

I have seen them grow inside the womb, I have seen them when they yawn and I have seen them have hiccups. I’ve seen them move their respiratory muscles. I've seen them make fists with their hands and I've seen them move their eyes. Waiting for the moment of birth.

And seeing them inside the womb, I have been able to recognize that they are more than just cells, I have recognized a living being, with its own physiology, with its own structure. I have seen a human being. I have seen a being of my species, only younger than me, a being that is a continuum in time with the being that will be in the future. A being that is not only a prospective, but it is a reality there in the womb of his mother, just like the little child who, although he is a prospective for the future, is already a reality in his present childhood. True, he is not a human being aware of his environment, just as a newborn is not aware either, or a child who is a few days or weeks old, or as the adult who has lost some of his cognitive functions. But he is a human being, as much as them, just like them, he is just a human being.

I have seen those embryos become fetuses, and those fetuses being born, and I have seen them then come with their parents, as little children, to my practice, witnessing the miracle of having one, two or more little brothers. And I have seen them grow up and become good men and women. And I have seen them become mothers and fathers who love the life that was given to them and the life they now give.

I have seen many parents weep with joy when they see their child for the first time on a screen, and I have seen them immensely happy when they are born. And many times I have heard them say how that baby has changed their lives, and how they are now willing to give their lives for the love of their little one. It is not rhetoric. Any father knows this, any mother understands it. Willing, willing to die for the love of their baby.

And I have seen cases of women who suddenly found themselves in a reality they did not expect, with an unplanned pregnancy, with a baby they did not think would come. Sometimes they are alone, and because of that they are braver. But when they have become aware of the transcendence of what they are living, and have accepted the arrival of the baby, and have continued under my care, I have not ever seen a single woman regret it, I have never seen one, that after a few years, does not see her son or her daughter as the most valuable thing in their lives. Never, I have never heard one of them saying: "I would have preferred not to have this child".

After giving this testimony, I only hope that those who think differently do so out of ignorance, hopefully out of lack of information.

Do not argue that they are just cells, do not argue that it is not a living being, do not argue that it is not a human being or that it has no conscience. Do not insult your own intelligence with those arguments, which are so false and empty that it is incredible that a human being with conscience even takes them into account.

Dr. Sergio Villareal

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pius XI dixit


“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.”

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Despite all Obstacles, Pro-life Film “Unplanned” is in Fifth Place in the Box Office in United States


The film tells the story of Abby Johnson, director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, until she became an advocate of the pro-life cause in 2009. Despite the boycott of several media outlets, there are already more than 1,700 theaters where the film is being shown in the United States.

The pro-life film “Unplanned” has raised $ 6.1 million in the first weekend in the United States, despite the fact that Twitter temporarily blocked its official account and the limited media coverage.

In a statement, Pureflix CEO Michael Scott claimed, “We are very happy for the success of this film. To bring the story of Abby Johnson to audiences and have them show up in such large numbers shows how the topic of abortion is so important to bring to audiences.”

The film, which was released on March 29, has overcome media censorship, as well as MPAA "R" rating, received last month, which means that minors under 17 must watch the film in the company of an adult.

Co-directors Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman said in a statement, “We are thrilled, gratified and humbled. We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office.”

The initial success of Unplanned means that it will also be adding another 600 screens for its second week run, putting the total at around 1700 screens.

It should be noted that several cable television channels refused to broadcast promotional advertisements of "Unplanned". According to Hollywood Reporter, Lifetime, Hallmark, HGTV, among others, are part of the list.

"This film can be that spark to attract more hearts and minds to the understanding of the value of life," he said.

Michael Scott also said trailer views hovered at around 250,000. That stat swelled to 1.7 million views by Saturday morning.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

False Church


"The great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions…"

Saint Pius X, Encyclical Letter, Notre Charge Apostolique

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Cowardice of Those Who Are Good


However, let us not exaggerate the difficulties of practicing what faith imposes on us to fulfill our duties and to exercise the fruitful apostolate of giving good example, which the Lord expects of each of us: unicuique mandavit de proximo sua. Difficulties come from those who create and exaggerate them, from those who trust in themselves without the help of heaven, from those who give in vilely, fearful of the mocking and derision of the world, for whom it must be concluded, that in our days more than ever the main strength of evil men is the cowardice and weakness of those who are good, and all the backbone of the kingdom of Satan lies in the weakness of Christians.
[Speech given by Pope Pius X on December 13, 1908 after reading the beatification decrees of Joan of Arc, John Eudes, Francisco de Capillas, Teophane Vénard and their companions.]

Sunday, March 31, 2019

About Renounce


"Those who devote themselves to the study of wisdom must live in such a way that they abstain from erotic matters, from the pleasures of gluttony, from the debauchery of the body, from idle recreations, from defamation and envy, from wishing to be honored, and from the desire of power. Be aware that love of money is like a poison for all your hope. Never act hastily. [...] Do not hate anyone; do not wish to eradicate all evil. […] Avoid friendships with all concern, do not lose your time with the proud and in no way be like them; live an orderly life and in harmony, serve God, think of Him, seek Faith, Hope and Charity. Wish for a good mind and a quiet life for yourself and for all others.

Saint Augustine, Order

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Atheists and Religion


“Even those who hate religion have never really lost it; if they had, they would not hate it so much.

The intensity of their hate is the proof of the reality of that which they hate. If they really lost religion, they would not spend all their energy attempting to make everyone else lose theirs; a man who has lost a watch does not go about persuading others to lose their watches.”

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

P.S. Dear atheists, I am sorry to tell you that you have never stopped being religious.

Monday, March 25, 2019

General Rule


"When a Catholic stops going to Confession and is abandoned to himself, he walks from abyss to abyss and as a weak plant without protection, exposed to the force of the winds, falls into the most terrible excesses. Generally, the best Christians and most honest men are those who frequent Confession."

Saint John Bosco.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Pain


Pain puts on an equal footing all who suffer, which is to put all men on an equal footing, because all men suffer; happiness separates us, suffering unites us with fraternal bonds. Pain takes away what we have plenty of and gives us what we lack, giving man a perfect balance: the proud does not suffer without losing some of his pride, nor the ambitious without losing some of his ambition, nor the angry without losing some of his anger, or the lustful without losing some of his lust. Sorrow puts out the fires of passion; at the same time that it takes away what harms us, it gives us what ennobles us; the hard-hearted never suffer without feeling more inclined to compassion, nor the haughty without being more humble, nor the lustful without becoming more chaste; the violent is tamed, the weak is strengthened. No one comes out from that great forge of pain worse than he went in; most come out of it with great virtues that they never knew before: he who enters impious comes out religious; he who enters greedy comes out as a beggar; he who enters without ever having cried comes out with the gift of tears; he who enters hard-hearted comes out full of mercy. Pain has something fortifying, virile and profound, that is the origin of all heroism and all greatness; none have felt its mysterious contact without growing; pain gives the child the virility of the young men, it gives the young men the maturity and seriousness of the grown men, it gives the grown men the strength of the heroes, and it gives the heroes the holiness of the saints.

Juan Donoso Cortés

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Do Not Give in to Weariness


Oppose vigorously any inclinations to sadness, and although it may seem that all you do at that time is done coldly, without relish, and languidly, nevertheless do not fail to do it; for the enemy seeks by sadness to make us weary of good works; and when he sees that we cease not to do them, and that being done in spite of opposition they are the more meritorious, he will cease to trouble us.

Saint Francis of Sales

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Story of a Sinner Saved by the Virgin Mary



We read in the life of sister Catherine, an Augustinian nun, that in the place where that servant of God lived, there lived also a woman named Mary, who, in her youth, was a sinner, and obstinately persevered in her evil courses, even to extreme old age. For this she was banished by her fellow citizens, forced to live in a cave beyond the limits of the place, and died in a state of loathsome corruption, abandoned by all, and without the sacraments; and on this account was buried in a field, like a beast.

Now sister Catherine, who was accustomed to recommend very affectionately to God the souls of those who had departed this life, after learning the miserable death of this poor old woman, did not think of praying for her, as she and every one else believed her already among the damned.

Four years having past, a soul from purgatory one day appeared to her, and said,

"Sister Catherine, how unhappy is my fate! You commend to God the souls of all those who die, and for my soul alone you have had no pity." "Who are you?" said the servant of God. "I am," answered she, "that poor Mary who died in the cave." "How! are you saved?" exclaimed sister Catherine. "Yes, I am saved," she said, "by the mercy of the Virgin Mary”.

When I saw death drawing near, finding myself laden with sins, and abandoned by all, I turned to the mother of God and said to her, Lady, thou art the refuge of the abandoned, behold me at this hour deserted by all; thou art my only hope, thou alone canst help me; have pity on me. The holy Virgin obtained for me the grace of making an act of contrition; I died and am saved.

And my queen has also obtained for me the grace that my pains should be abridged, and that I should, by suffering intensely for a short time, pass through that purification which otherwise would have lasted many years. A few masses only are needed to obtain my release from purgatory. I pray thee cause them to be offered for me, and I promise to pray God and Mary for thee."

Sister Catherine immediately caused those masses to be said for her, and that soul, after a few days, appeared to her again, more brilliant than the sun, and said to her, "I thank thee, sister Catherine: behold I am now going to paradise to sing the mercy of God and pray for thee."

Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, The Glories of Mary, Ch. 1.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Vatican Council I


“For the doctrine of faith which God has revealed has not been proposed, like a philosophical invention, to be perfected by human ingenuity; but has been delivered as a divine deposit to the Spouse of Christ, to be faithfully kept and infallibly declared. Hence, also, that meaning of the sacred dogmas is perpetually to be retained which our holy Mother the Church has once declared; nor is that meaning ever to be departed from, under the pretence or pretext of a deeper comprehension of them.” (D, 1800).

(VATICAN COUNCIL I).

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Receive Communion in the State of Grace, Kneeling and on the Tongue


The modernists rebuked Pope Pius X, so that he would allow them to receive Holy Communion standing, on the grounds that the Israelites had eaten the paschal lamb, symbol and promise of the Eucharist, standing.

The answer of the Pope was:

“One waits for symbols and promises standing, but the Reality, one receives with love and on one's knees”

H.H. Pope St. Pius X

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Approach Jesus with the Confidence of a Child


“And they brought to him young children, that he might touch them. And the disciples rebuked them that brought them. Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God” (Mk. 10, 13-16).

How many things we can learn from children: their simplicity, their joy, their enthusiasm, their innocence, their purity, but especially we can learn their serene confidence. A child knows very well that his parents love him and that is why he trusts blindly in them. He does not question things; he simply abandons himself to the will of his parents. It is precisely that trust that pleases Christ the most and He invites us to imitate children in our relationship with the Heavenly Father.

God is an infinitely good Father and He is always trying to show us His love, but He asks us to be like children, to accept with simplicity His plans and abandon ourselves in His arms, with the full confidence that His love for us is greater and more powerful than any setback.

Joy is the reflection of a soul that trusts in God and is the clearest and most eloquent hallmark of Christian faith, that is why we should strive to spread it to all those who come to us, knowing that our joy is a silent but eloquent word that speaks of God's love and trust in Him.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Love’s Captive


Taken from the book “Holy Hours” by Father Mateo Crawley-Boevey

Have you ever reflected on these words unfathomable in the mystery of charity that they imply: "Jesus captive, Jesus imprisoned for love in the Tabernacle"? Look at Him through that door, behind the walls of the Tabernacle, there is Jesus prisoner, overcome by his own Heart... Twenty centuries ago, on Maundy Thursday, towards the middle of the night, He allowed Himself to be led bound, from the Garden of the Agony to the dungeon to which He was condemned by a wicked judge… And that night of ignominy and horror, of deadly loneliness caused by the abandonment of all those who loved His Heart, yes, that night is prolonged in all the Tabernacles of the world…

Blasphemy, denials, indifference, impurity, pride , sacrileges… all the outcries of deicides, and all the torrent of vileness and ignominy have the awful privilege of reaching Jesus' feet, of rising to His face and profaning it as it was profaned by Judas' kiss… And Jesus Christ does not go away!... He is love's captive, betrayed by His own Heart… He is there, crushed by the outrages of men… He is there, seated on the criminal's bench… He has committed a great crime, the sublime crime of loving man with divine passion…. And see how man repays Him— with neglect and loneliness!...

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Day of Death will Come


It is most useful for our salvation to say often to ourselves: I must one day die! The Church every year on Ash Wednesday brings this remembrance to the faithful. This certainty of death is brought to our recollection many times in the year; sometimes by the burial grounds which we pass upon the road, sometimes by the graves which we behold in churches, sometimes by the dead who are carried to burial.

The most precious furniture that was carried by the anchorites to their caves was a cross and a skull; the cross to remind them of the great love of Jesus Christ for us, and the skull to remind them of the day of their own death. And so they persevered in penitential works till the end of their days; and thus dying in poverty in the desert, they died more contented than if they had died as kings in their palaces.

"The end is at hand! The end is at hand!" In this life one man lives a longer, another a shorter time; but for everyone sooner or later, the end comes; and when that end comes, nothing will comfort us at death but the thought that we have loved Jesus Christ, and have endured with patience the labors of this life for love of Him.

Then, not the riches we have gained, nor the honors we have obtained, nor the pleasures we have enjoyed, will console us. All the greatness of the world cannot comfort a dying man; it rather adds to his pains; and the more he has gained of it, the more does he suffer. It was said by Sister Margaret of St. Anne, a very holy Discalced Carmelite, and daughter of the Emperor Rudolph II: "What profit is a kingdom at the hour of death?" Oh, how many worldly persons are there to whom, at the very moment when they are busy in seeking for gain, power, and office, the message of death comes: "Set thy house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live." Why, O man, hast thou neglected to make thy will till the hour when thou art in sickness? O my God, what pain is suffered by him who is on the point of gaining some lawsuit, or of taking possession of some palace or property, who hears it said by the priest who has come to pray for his soul: Depart, Christian soul, from this world. Depart from this world, and render thy account to Jesus Christ. "But," he cries, "I am not now well prepared." What matters that? Thou must now depart.

O my God, give me light, give me strength to spend the rest of my life in serving and loving Thee. If now I should die, I should not die content; I should die disturbed. What, then, do I wait for? That death should seize me at a moment of the greatest peril to my soul? O Lord, if I have been foolish in the past, I will not be so for the time to come. Now I give myself wholly to Thee; receive me and help me with Thy grace.

In a word, to every one the end comes, and with the end comes that decisive moment on which depends a happy or wretched eternity. Oh, what a moment, on which Eternity depends! Oh, that all would think upon that moment, and the account they must give to their Judge of their whole life! "Oh, that they were wise, and would understand, and would provide for their last end!".

Truly, they would not then devote themselves to amassing riches, nor labor to become great in this perishable world; they would think how to become Saints, and to be great in that life which never ends.

Miserable I am, O Lord, in that I have so often, for the sake of the goods of this life, turned my back upon Thee Who art the Infinite Good! I see my folly in having sought for a great name, and for making my fortune in the world. I see what my true happiness is: it is henceforth to love Thee, and in everything to fulfill Thy Will. O my Jesus, take from me the desire of gain; make me love neglect and a humble life. Give me strength to deny myself in everything that displeases Thee. Make me embrace, with a calm mind, infirmities, persecutions, desolations, and all the crosses that Thou mayst send me. Oh, that I could die for the love of Thee, abandoned by all, as Thou didst die for me!

Holy Virgin, Thy prayers can enable me to find my true happiness, which is earnestly to love Thy Son. Oh, pray for me; in Thee I put my trust.

Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"No Authority on Earth – Not Even the Supreme Authority of the Church – Has the Right to Dispense People from Other Religions from the Explicit Faith in Jesus Christ": Bishop Schneider


"In this way they easily deceive the simple-minded and the heedless. Again, as all who offer themselves are received whatever may be their form of religion, they thereby teach the great error of this age, that a regard for religion should be held as an indifferent matter, and that all religions are alike. This manner of reasoning is calculated to bring about the ruin of all forms of religion, and especially of the Catholic religion, which, as it is the only one that is true, cannot, without great injustice, be regarded as merely equal to other religions." Leo XIII, Encyclical Humanum Genus

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Mortification


We must y mortify the senses of our body and the powers of our soul.

a) Mortify your eyes. "The other senses are the windows to the soul," says St. Augustine, "but the eyes are their doors." You are not forbidden to see, but you shouldn’t look at dangerous things. Young men should look at all young women as if they were their sisters, and at all women as they would look at their own mother.

b) Mortify your sense of taste, trying not to eat or drink excessively. St. Jerome says: "I will never believe that a drunkard is a chaste man."

c) Mortify your sense of touch, because your body is a sacred vessel that can only be touched or allowed to be touched with respect.

d) Mortify your mind, taking care of the thoughts and memories that can open the door to the enemy, rejecting them immediately.

e) Mortify your heart, in its very sensitive affections, because they begin in the Spirit and come to rest in the flesh (Gal 3.3)

CATHOLICS MUST TRY TO BE IN SANTIFYING GRACE

How to preserve sanctifying grace? Avoiding mortal sin. The main means for achieving this are:

1.- To reflect on the last things (death, judgment, heaven and hell).
2.- To flee from occasions of sin.
3.- Mortification (which we have explained before).
4.- To avoid idleness.
5.- Prayer
6.- To frequent the sacraments.
7.-The devotion to Mary.
8.- To fight against temptations.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Catholics Only Give Worship of Latria to God


"But we, Catholics, never confuse the Creator with the creature, its irrevocable distinction is the dogma of our faith. We know and we teach and place within the reach of the humblest apprentice of the Catechism, that the proper adoration cult, which is called latria, is for God alone, that the cult to the saints and to the Blessed Virgin is only veneration, and therefore it has a different meaning and name. It is a foolish offensive - repeated with monotonous stubbornness by Protestant propaganda - that Catholics adore Mary as if she were God. And it is no less foolish to call us idolaters because we reverence images: it is a basic truth that in them we revere the person that they represent, not the stone or the stick or the canvas, as we uncover our head before the flag of our country and not before the cloth, and as we kiss the portrait of our mother, we kiss her and not the cardboard.”

ALFONSO JUNCO, Mexican Catholic historian and poet.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Act of Reparation by Pope Pius XI


O Sweet Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thine altar eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violation of Sundays and holidays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints. We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy divine love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and the teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded.

Would O divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood! We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy divine honor, the satisfaction Thou didst once make to Thy eternal Father on the cross and which Thou dost continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the Gospel and especially that of Charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent others from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may all one day come to that happy home, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

ABORTION WAS THE MAIN CAUSE OF DEATH IN 2018 WITH MORE THAN 41 MILLION KILLED BABIES


According to a Worldometers report, published by LifeNews, in the year 2018 there were almost 42 million abortions worldwide, being the main cause of death. In the USA, it is estimated that since 1973 60 million abortions have been practiced.

Actuall. The statistics compiled by Worldometers and published by LifeNews undoubtedly provide heartbreaking figures. Almost 42 million human beings were aborted in the world during the year 2018, hence becoming the main cause of mortality. The website collects data from governments and other accredited organizations and reports it along with estimates and projections.

As of December 31, 2018, approximately 41.9 million abortions were performed during the year. In contrast, 8.2 million people died of cancer, 5 million died because of tobacco and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS.

In the world, 23 percent of pregnancies were aborted, and for every 33 births, ten babies were aborted.

Worldometers estimate around 59 million deaths worldwide in 2018, but that figure does not include abortion-related deaths, because the babies are not recognized as living beings, according to LifeNews.

In the United States, almost one million babies are aborted each year. Although abortion rates have declined in the last decade, abortion remains the leading cause of death in the United States as well.

Since Roe v. Wade case, in 1973, it is estimated that there have been more than 60 million abortions in the US. In January, pro-life supporters will gather for the annual March for Life in Washington to mark the anniversary of that infamous decision.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Vision of Ana Catalina Emmerich


“I saw within a city, a meeting of clergy, laymen and women, who were sitting together, eating and making frivolous jokes, and above them a dark cloud which descended in a plain submerged in darkness. Amid this fog, I saw Satan sitting and around him, many companions as people were in the meeting which was going on. All these evil spirits were continually moving and busy trying to push the people at this meeting to do evil. They whispered to them to their ears and acted on them in all possible ways. These people were in a very dangerous state of sensual excitement and in provocative conversations. Churchmen were the kind of people whose principle was: “You have to live and let live. In our time we should not be apart or be misanthropes (a person who hates or distrusts humankind): we must rejoice with those who rejoice.”

Blessed Catherine Emmerich, AA II. 488.