Wednesday, September 15, 2021

DEEPENING TRUE FAITH WITHOUT HERESIES


“It will always be profitable to make an effort to deepen the content of the ancient tradition, doctrine and faith of the Catholic Church, just as the Lord gave it to us, just as the apostles preached and the Holy Fathers preserved it. Indeed, the Church is founded so that everyone who departs from this faith ceases to be a Christian and no longer deserves the name of such”.

 Saint Athanasius, Letter to Serapion

Sunday, September 12, 2021

THE EXAMPLE OF PARENTS


  "Parents should set an example for their children, especially when they gather at night to pray the Holy Rosary, on bended knees. From this comes only peace and an abundance of heavenly gifts for the family." 

 Pope Pius IX 

Friday, September 10, 2021

THE COMMANDMENTS MUST BE ABSOLUTELY FULFILLED


The Council of Trent, in its canon XVIII on justification, decrees: 

 “If any one saith, that the commandments of God are, even for one that is justified and constituted in grace, impossible to keep; let him be anathema.”  

   And the Scripture says:  

  “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1st Cor 10.13.)  

  He who has ears to hear, let him hear. God is not mocked!  

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

INTERNAL ENEMIES COLLUDED WITH EXTERNALS ENEMIES DECIDED TO DESTROY THE CATHOLIC FAITH


“We are no longer dealing, as at the beginning, with opponents in sheep`s clothing, but with open and bare faced enemies in our very household, who having made a pact with the chief foes of the Church, are bent on overthrowing the Faith (…)They want to renovate it, as if it were consumed by old age, increase and adapt it to worldly tastes, progress and comforts, as if it were opposed not just to the frivolity of a few, but to the good of society”. 

 Saint Pius X, Sacrorum Antistitum Labels: Modernist heresy, Magisterium of the Church, Saint Pius X

Monday, September 6, 2021

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE BEFORE GOD


“See that there are no profane or immodest images in your house, not in walls, books, paintings or anything else that may represent a temptation to you or scandalize others”. 

 Saint Charles Borromeo

Saturday, September 4, 2021

GREAT IMPIETY TO TOLERATE INJURIES AND OFFENSES AGAINST GOD


"It will always be praiseworthy if a man patiently endures injuries and mortifications of daily life and does not react like a beast to them. On the contrary, it will be of the utmost impiety to patiently tolerate injuries and offenses against God."

 Saint John Chrysostom (Antioch, 347 - Comana Pontica, September 14, 407). 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE GOSPEL


Galatians 1, 6: 

 I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel.7. Which is not another: only there are some that trouble you and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. 9. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. 10. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Monday, August 30, 2021

BE AT PEACE WITH YOURSELF SO THAT YOU CAN BE AT PEACE WITH OTHERS


“There are some people who live in peace with themselves, and are also at peace with others. 

 There are some who neither enjoy peace in their own lives, nor leave others in peace. 

 They are a burden to other people and even more of a burden to themselves. 

 There are others who not only keep themselves in peace but are always ready to guide others back to peace. 
 
Now, all our peace in this miserable life is found in humbly enduring suffering rather than in being free from it.

 He who knows best how to suffer will enjoy the greater peace. 
 
Because he is the conqueror of himself, the master of the world, a friend of Christ, and an heir of heaven."

 Thomas à Kempis 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

ON BLASPHEMERS


 Saint Bernardino of Siena calls blasphemers infernal men, incarnate demons, citizens of Hell, companions of demons, evil souls and traitors; and he says that just as through language one comes to know the country or nation of which someone speaks, so also those destined for Hell are known for their blasphemies, and they start practicing the blasphemies they will say eternally in Hell.

Monday, August 23, 2021

ON INDECENT FASHION


Padre Pio of Pietrelcina speaks of indecent fashion: 

 “I desire that all of you, my spiritual children, fight by your good example and without any human respect, a holy battle against indecent fashion. God will be with you and you He will save! The woman that seeks vanity in her dress can never belong to Christ, and these same lose every adornment of the soul the very moment these idols enter into their hearts. Being watchful of every vanity in their hearts, because the Lord permits the fall of these souls for such vanity.”

Saturday, August 21, 2021

TRUE LOVE


True love grows with difficulties; the false one goes out. From experience we know that when we endure difficult trials for someone we love, love does not collapse, but grows. “Many waters (that is many tribulations) cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it” (Cant. 8:7). And so, the saints, who endure trials for God, strengthen their love with it; it is like an artist, who becomes more fond of the work that costs him the most”.

 Saint Thomas Aquinas 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

GOD CALLS YOU PERSONALLY


 
  God beholds you individually whoever you are. He calls you by your name. 

  He sees you and understands you as He made you. He knows what is in you, all your peculiar feelings and thoughts, your dispositions and likings, your strength and your weakness.  

  He views you in your day of rejoicing and in your day of sorrow. He sympathizes in your hopes and your temptations. He interests Himself in all your anxieties and remembrances, all the risings and fallings of your spirit.  

  He has numbered the hairs of your head and the cubits of your stature; He compasses you round and bears you in His arms; He takes you up and sets you down.  

  He notes your very countenance, whether smiling or in tears, whether healthful or sickly. He looks tenderly upon your hands and your feet; He hears your voice, the beating of your heart, and your very breathing.  

  You do not love yourself better than He loves you.  

  You cannot shrink from pain more than He dislikes you bearing it; and if He puts it on you, it is as if you would put it on yourself if you were wise, for a greater good afterwards. You are chosen to be His. You were one of those for whom Christ offered up His life and sealed it with his precious blood.  

  John Henry Cardinal Newman 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

PRAYER TO OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL BY SAINT JOHN BERCHMANS


"Holy Angel, beloved of God, who after having taken me, by divine disposition, under your blessed custody, you never cease to defend me, enlighten me and direct me: I venerate you as my protector, I love you as my custodian; I submit to your direction and I give myself to you, to be governed by you. For the love of Jesus Christ I beg you, that when I am ungrateful to you and stubbornly deaf to your inspirations, do not abandon me despite this; on the contrary, put me soon on the straight path, if I have strayed from it; teach me, if I am ignorant; lift me up, if I have fallen; help me, if I am in danger and lead me to Heaven to possess eternal happiness”. Amen." 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

MEMORARE


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. 

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

HOW OUR PRAYERS SHOULD BE


 - Sometimes God allows everything to get dark, without a solution, because afterwards He will allow everything to shine with an unexpected solution.

 - If through prayer we immediately get what we ask for, piety would become a business.

 - Pray, ask, insist, over and over again, don't give up. If God sees it fit, He will grant it to you at the right time, but don't to believe that you know perfectly well what is best and when it should happen. Don't compete with the vision of the all-knowing. Surrender confidently to His Will. And bless Him always. He loves you sweetly and watches over you.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

ONLY ONE FAITH IS TRUE


Pope Gregory XVI: 

 Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is afflicted at present: indifferentism. This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as morality is maintained. [...] With the admonition of the apostle that “there is one God, one faith, one baptism” may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that “those who are not with Christ are against Him,” and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore “without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate.” 

Encyclical Mirari vos, N. 9, August 15, 1832.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

PRAYER TO THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS


 
Oh Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Please save us. 
Oh Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Please cleanse us.
Oh Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Please draw our soul near to Thee, Never let us part from Thee. 
Oh, Good Jesus, the life and strength of all those who have faith in Thee, Please have mercy on us. 

 July is the month of the Precious Blood. The feast was instituted in 1849, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the church was born for the pierced side of Christ and that the Sacraments were brought forth through His Blood. 

In Catholic belief, the Blood of Jesus is precious because it is Christ's own great ransom paid for the redemption of mankind. Jesus is said to have given His life - His Blood for the sake of all humanity, in atoning for every form of human sin. The Precious Blood is a call to repentance and reparation. 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

ABOUT TOLERANCE


There is no other subject on which the average mind is so much confused as the subject of tolerance and intolerance. Tolerance is always supposed to be desirable because it is taken to be synonymous with broadmindedness. Intolerance is always supposed to be undesirable, because it is taken to be synonymous with narrow-mindedness. This is not true, for tolerance and intolerance apply to two totally different things. Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to principles. Intolerance applies only to principles, but never to persons. We must be tolerant to persons because they are human; we must be intolerant about principles because they are divine. We must be tolerant to the erring, because ignorance may have led them astray; but we must be intolerant to the error, because Truth is not our making, but God's... 

 Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

HOLY HEART OF JESUS


O most Holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore Thee, I love Thee, and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer Thee this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to Thy will.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

THE SAME CAUSES PRODUCE THE SAME EFFECTS


“Do you want to correct yourself of your faults? Anticipate to and avoid the occasions in which you have fallen; if you do not do this, the same causes will produce the same effects. Examine your life and you will see that the occasions and the dangerous companies are the ones that, every day, make you relapse into the same sins. A sailor does not approach but trembling to the place where before he was shipwrecked; a convalescent does not even dare to touch the fruit that made him sick; only the sinner looks for the occasions that lost him. What need is there to go somewhere, where each day it is necessary to overcome or perish?” 

 Saint Jerome

Thursday, June 24, 2021

“I SHALL NOT BE SILENT”: SAINT ANTHONY MARY CLARET


In the face of the cowardly silence and the lukewarmness of many, let us be the stones that cry out to our brothers in Christ to prevent them from the internal ("Modernists" who preach heresies, as Saint Pius X warned) and external enemies of the Church. 

 As Saint Anthony Mary Claret said: 

 “Ah, my Mother, I cannot still my voice on such occasions. No, I shall not be silent, even if I knew it meant that I should be cut to pieces. I shall shout, cry out, lift up my voice to heaven and earth to remedy so great an evil. I shall not be silent, and when my voice is hoarse or mute from all my crying I shall lift up my hands to heaven, make my hair stand on end, and stamp my feet upon the ground to make up for my lack of speech. Perhaps you will tell me that they, like frantic patients, will not want to listen to the one who wants to heal them, but rather they will despise me and persecute me to death. It does not matter!” 
 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

CONSECRATION OF THE HUMAN RACE TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS


Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Your altar. We are Yours, and Yours we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with You, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Your Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known You; many too, despising Your precepts, have rejected You. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Your Sacred Heart.

 You are King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You; grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. 

 You are King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof; call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. 

 You are King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism; refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Your eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Your chosen people. Of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life. 

 Grant, O Lord, to Your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and Honor forever. Amen. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

THE SHIPWRECK OF COMMON SENSE


If a man thinks he is a fish and feels like a fish, out of love for him we must do everything possible to convince him not to try to live underwater. It is impossible. The greatest respect we can show a human being who thinks he or she is a dog is to treat them like a human being. He who was born male is a male and he should be treated as such even though he feels like a woman. That would be showing him the respect that is due to him. For a man to believe that he is a woman does not make him part of a minority that needs to be tolerated, but rather part of a group that needs help... 

 If a human being believed he or she was a cat, it would not be respectful to play along with them and treat them like a cat; we must help them to see that they are a human being. Unfortunately, many have abandoned common sense and, against all logic, have accepted the possibility that the feelings of each person can magically change the biological reality of an individual.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

DON’T DELAY CONFESSION ANY LONGER!!!


 The devil takes away your shame when you commit a sin, and gives it all back when you get in line at the confessional to stop you from making a good confession and thus rendering it invalid and sacrilegious or so that you defer it indefinitely and live in mortal sin risking your eternal salvation. Make a good confession and do it often. It is crazy to risk your eternal destiny by living weeks, months and even years without going to confession.

Monday, May 31, 2021

THE ONE WHO IS ALL EYES


 Mary is all eyes to pity and help us. Saint Epiphanius calls the Blessed Mother “many-eyed,” because she is ever on the watch to help all poor creatures in this world. Once a possessed person, while being exorcised, was asked by the exorcist what Mary does. The devil in him replied: “She descends and ascends.” By that he meant that Our Lady is constantly coming down from heaven to bring graces to men and going up again to obtain divine favor for our prayers. Saint Andrew of Avellino fittingly calls the Blessed Virgin the “heavenly messenger,” for she is constantly carrying messages of mercy and obtaining graces for everybody, for the good and for sinners. God has his eyes on the good, according to David: The eyes of the Lord are on the just (Ps 33:16). But, according to Richard of Saint Lawrence, the eyes of Mary are on the good and on sinners. Her eyes are the eyes of a mother; and a mother not only keeps an eye on her child to see that it does not fall down, but when it does fall, she picks it up again. 

 Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori