October 31, 2014

Prayer For Purity


Above Picture Source Unknown, but in my Collection of Prayers


 PRAYERS FOR PURITY

Do you find yourself struggling with sexual temptation? These prayers for purity can give you graces to deal with it! St. Gregory the Great once referred to prayer as “the bulwark [protection] of chastity.” We may never completely break free from “impure thoughts”, as they are often called in examinations of conscience before Confession. Still, we can, with the help of our Lord and His Blessed Mother in prayer, turn away from them when they disturb our peace of mind.
The first of our prayers of purity is addressed first to our Blessed Mother Mary, who was called by St. Alphonsus Liquori “the dispenser of all divine graces”.

"Mary, Mother most pure, and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I entrust the purity of my soul and body. I beg you to plead with God for me that I may never for the remainder of my life soil my soul by any sin of impurity. I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity.

Obtain for me a deep sense of modesty, which will be reflected in my external conduct. Protect my eyes, the windows of my soul, from anything that might dim the luster of a heart that must mirror only Christ-like purity. And when the “Bread of Angels” becomes my food in Holy Communion, seal my heart forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures. Finally, may I be among the number of those of whom Jesus spoke, “Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God.” Amen."


Above from ourcatholicprayers.com. (All emphasis above mine-Ed.)



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October 29, 2014

Kansas City, KS Archbishop Joseph Naumann: Voters must act to protect the sanctity of marriage

Arise, Fellow Kansans! Defend the Sacrament of Matrimony against the assaults of Satan! Remember the words of Our Lord: "Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 10:32) 

 Live Life with God on your side, and you will pass to eternity with the same privilege. Take heed to what Bp. Naumann speaks of in the below video and article and let your "X" on a ballot shine accordingly on November 4th!! - Ed. 


Click Here for Archbishop Naumann's Video Homily on Marriage...


From the Catholic Diocese of Salina:

Voters must act to protect the sanctity of marriage
(Leading up to the November elections, the four bishops in Kansas are reaching out to voters with videos highlighting a key moral issue for them to consider.)


Kansas City, Kan. — Marriage as a covenant of love between one man and one woman is not an arbitrary contrivance of humans but an important part of God’s plan for humanity, says Archbishop Joseph Naumann in a video message for Kansas Catholics.





Archbishop Joseph Naumann

“I never imagined when I was ordained a priest almost 40 years ago that the definition of marriage as a covenant of love between one man and one woman would become controversial,” said the Kansas City, Kan., archbishop.

“Over the last several decades, a culture that supported strong marriages as the foundation for vibrant family life has suffered a catastrophic breakdown. Like falling dominoes, our society has lost respect for the sanctity of marriage, for its permanence, for its openness to life, and now for complementarity of the sexes being an essential component of authentic marriage.”

The breakdown of marriage hurts the most vulnerable — children, the poor and single mothers — as well as the lives of individuals and society as a whole, he said.

Family is the building block for society and marriage is the glue giving families stability and holding them together, he added.

Men and women are different for a reason, he said, with each bringing something different to a marriage and a family.

“Men and women are not interchangeable, while both are indispensable for human life and human flourishing. This is especially true in family life. No man can be a mother to a child, and no woman can be a father. Every child needs and deserves a father and a mother,” the archbishop said.

“I was raised in a single-parent home. I have nothing but the highest respect for single parents who strive heroically to provide for the needs of their children,” he continued. “Similarly, I have the highest esteem for birth mothers who make one of the greatest human sacrifices because of their love and desire for what is best for their child. Adoptive parents are also modern heroes as they provide a loving family life for an adopted child.”

However, he said, the best environment in which a child can grow and mature, he stressed, “is in a family where the child’s mother and father love each other and together love the child that is fruit of their love.”

Public policies traditionally have supported marriage because of its importance to the common good and future of the nation, he said.

Just weeks after his video message was released, the refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue of same-sex marriage has resulted in lower courts’ rulings in favor of same-sex marriage to prevail. Kansas is expected to be one of 30 states that now will allow same-sex couples to marry.

“The almost 50-year erosion of respect for marriage and the essential contribution that married couples provide to society is now culminating in the divisive, polarizing debate over same-sex marriage. The culture has become increasingly hostile, not toward those who want to redefine the most fundamental of all human institutions, but towards those who simply are striving to preserve the notion of marriage as it has been understood for millennia across a wide variety of cultures,” he said.

Catholics must not support political candidates who support same-sex marriage, he stressed.

“To vote for a candidate despite their support for same-sex marriage is only morally an option if there are even more serious moral defects in the policy positions of the opposing candidate,” he noted.

“A majority of states either have constitutional amendments or laws defending the traditional understanding of marriage. Nevertheless, similar to what happened with abortion, judges are intervening to rewrite constitutions and laws,” Archbishop Naumann said. “As voters, we must realize that in addition to the other important responsibilities of the president and governors is the appointment of judges. The United States Senate also has an important responsibility in the confirmation of judicial appointments.”

Christians must work to hard to rebuild a culture that supports marriage and family life, he concluded.

“Culture is the result of individual choices made in the manner we choose to live our lives as well as whom we choose to elect to serve in public office. We have our work cut out for us. Let us begin to rebuild our culture now in renewing our own commitment to family life and in how we choose to vote,” he said.

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October 28, 2014

Rorate Caeli: SSPX "Excommunication" Decree By Italian Diocese

This post from Rorate Caeli just leads back to a previous post I made a couple of weeks ago - Who's On First - and aptly applies to this present finger-waggling from another Diocese. It simply goes against all the God-is-surprise-mercy-compassion-let's-all-just-get-along-as-long-as-long-you-do-what-I-want methodology - certainly it is not Orthodoxy - of the current Hierarchy, including Pope Francis (who nonetheless needs everyone's prayers, mine included). There are so many dichotomies that currently invade and permeate Holy Mother Church it is hard not to just run away and scream: 

- strict enforcement of C. 1108 against SSPX marriages (incl. mine) and yet C. 915 is conveniently ignored with many Catholic politicians who openly and defiantly ignore Moral and Church Law and Christ's Teachings.

- lack of defense and ignoring of Canon Law in preserving First Marriages for the supposed "good" of one Spouse and the willful decimation of a family and yet, the ready acceptance for condoning the grievous sin of adultery for the "good" of a second, illicit and immoral marriage that has children.

- welcoming Adulterers, Homosexuals, Gays, Lesbians, Sodomites (or whatever nice term is currently appropriate in today's Church) as having some perceived "good" to bring to the Church without correcting their sin, and yet, putting out the "Non-Welcome" door mat for a Traditional Order of Priests whose only fault (if such is the word) is promoting the Mass of all Ages, the Mass of Saints, the Mass of Pope St. Pius V, the Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Mass that was not-abrogated-but-was-abrogated-anyway for half a century, the Mass finally restored by Benedict XVI and now seemingly being suppressed by his successor. 

Like the following excerpted article states: 

"...this heavy-handed approach is so disproportionate and so out of tune with the acceptance of all heresy and misbehavior by Italian bishops that it simply will not be taken seriously. Bishops in our age should be careful not to look utterly ridiculous, which is what selective enforcement looks like - less an exercise in authority than a cry for help."

The Church has been crying for help for the past 50 years and the statistics bear this out.

Why can't the forest be seen through the trees? Why can't the silent scream be heard? Why can't learned men see the problem that unlearned laymen already know the answer too?  Ed.

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Pope's Close Advisor & Member of Council of Nine Cardinals "Excommunicates" Faithful who go to SSPX Masses - Full Text

- Double standards.
- Selective "mercy".
- Good cop, bad cop.


All very Machiavellian. Not Christian at all, though. But it could be "divine", if we are dealing with "the God of Surprises"...

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                                Suburbicarian Diocese of Albano


                      NOTIFICATION TO PASTORS [PARISH PRIESTS]
                           ON THE "SOCIETY OF SAINT PIUS X"


In the past few weeks, requests of clarification have reached the Diocesan Chancery regarding the celebration of Sacraments at the "Society of Saint Pius X" of Albano Laziale.


Regarding it, it is right and proper to point out that the above-mentioned "Society" is not an institution (neither parish, nor association) of the Catholic Church.


This applies even after the decree of the Congregation for Bishops of January 21, 2009, by which the Holy Father Benedict XVI, reaching out in good will in response to reiterated requests by the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, revoked the excommunication in which the four Prelated had incurred since June 30, 1988.


This was highlighted by Benedict XVI with his Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church of March 10, 2009:"the Society has no canonical status in the Church, and its ministers – even though they have been freed of the ecclesiastical penalty – do not legitimately exercise any ministry in the Church." (in AAS CI [2009], n. 4, p. 272). The same Benedict XVI, in the following Letter m. p. Ecclesiae Unitatem, of July 2, 2009, added: "the remission of the excommunication was a measure taken in the context of ecclesiastical discipline to free the individuals from the burden of conscience constituted by the most serious of ecclesiastical penalties. However, the doctrinal questions obviously remain and until they are clarified the Society has no canonical status in the Church and its ministers cannot legitimately exercise any ministry." (in AAS CI [2009], p. 710-711).


As a consequence of the above, it is right and proper to restate what had been formulated in the Pastoral Note on the Society of Saint Pius X of [former bishop of Albano] Dante Bernini, in which it can be read:


The Catholic faithful cannot participate at Mass, neither request and/or receive Sacraments from or in the Society. Acting otherwise would mean to break communion with the Catholic Church.


Therefore, any Catholic faithful who requests and receives Sacraments in the Society of Saint Pius X, will place himself de facto in the condition of no longer being in communion with the Catholic Church. A readmission to the Catholic Church must be preceded by an adequate personal path of reconciliation, according to the ecclesiastical discipline established by the Bishop.


It is sincerely saddening that such options [measures], particularly when in reference to the Christian Initiation of Children and Adolescents, be in constrast with the pastoral orientations of the Italian Church and, consequently, with the choices of the Diocese of Albano, where formative paths for the growth and maturation of the life of faith are favored.


To the Parish priests, the duty of providing adequate information to the faithful.


From the Albano Chancery, October 14, 2014, Prot. 235/14.


                                                                 + Marcello Semeraro, Bishop.
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In our honest opinion, this heavy-handed approach is so disproportionate and so out of tune with the acceptance of all heresy and misbehavior by Italian bishops that it simply will not be taken seriously. Bishops in our age should be careful not to look utterly ridiculous, which is what selective enforcement looks like - less an exercise in authority than a cry for help.

READ THE FULL RORATE ARTICLE HERE.




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October 26, 2014

The Alpha and The Omega of Marriage (courtesy of Reba...)

The ALPHA part....the Hollywood version; the Fairies of Fate at work; the deepest desires of two Hearts:





And the OMEGA part...the practical reality; the 7 A.M to 9 P.M Madhouse; the Reason for your Marriage; The Meaning of your Love:





Now...go search Expedia.com


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FEAST of CHRIST THE KING

"He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth. In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till the moon be taken sway. And he shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall lick the ground. The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts: 

And all kings of the earth shall adore him: all nations shall serve him." (Psalm 71, 6-11)


                              


From St. John Cantius Parish (Chicago) Website:

"The only way for peace to have a chance in this world is for all to see Him for Who He is: the King before Whom we must bow and Whom we must obey.

Though this Feast is a new one, promulgated by Pope Pius XI in 1925 in his Encyclical Quas Primas, it is a most awesome and important one! Vive Christus Rex!

On this day, we pray for the conversion of all to Christ, and for all governments to recognize Him as King and conform their laws to His teachings. This is the only way to peace!"


"And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS" (
Apocalypse 19:15-16)


St. John Cantius: Restoring the Sacred (Video).

A Short History of St. John Cantius Parish


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The Little Way to Love: The Little Way to End Abortion:With Saint Therese ...

One of the best defenses of Human Life I've read in quite some time. I don't know much of the author, Maryann D'Amico, but she appears to be a remarkable woman...if for no other reason than her devotion of Saint Therese. Ed.



The Little Way to Love: The Little Way to End Abortion:With Saint Therese ...





I wrote this song, " The Little Way to End Abortion",18 years ago. I also wrote a book called, " The Little Way to End Abortion." I never knew what to do with the book. I had approached numerous people over the years with it to see if they could help get it published. But, it never worked out.It was not until very recently that I learned how to self -publish. So, I intend to self -publish this book. This video contains rarely seen photo's of the family of Saint Therese of Lisieux. Saint Therese is well known for making her " Little Way" famous. I applied it to end abortion and offered decades of prayer, virtue and sacrifice for the end to abortion. My spiritual name is Therese of the Unborn Jesus.My spiritual mission is to Love by finding and preserving the unborn Jesus in all of humanity.
We all have a spiritual name and a spiritual mission. I am not extraordinary. But, I am aware of my purpose and have been for nearly 40 years.

We cannot work for Peace and pretend abortion is not violent. It is one of the most violent of all acts ever committed on the face of the earth. The violence done to the life of the unborn child is horrific.
The unborn child feels every bit of the pain. Let's not kid ourselves or wish it were another way somehow. It simply just is not. The child screams out in anguish as the abortionist rips apart the body limb by limb.

The body of the unborn baby is sacrificed for the mother who wants to deceive herself into somehow believing it is her right to violently rip apart her baby. The proponents of abortion want to deceive the mother by assuring her the baby won't feel a thing and that she is doing the right thing. I wish to God that were the case. I wish this for the sake of every child whose life was literally ripped apart. But, I also wish it for every mother who will never forget the expected birth date of the child and the death date of the child.

I am 100% Pro-Life. I am 100% Pro-Choice. Even God himself does not take away a persons right to choose. This is why he gave humanity the precious gift of free will. He wanted all to be able to decide for themselves the choices they would make in life. He also wanted all to choose to do the right things. He wanted all to choose to accept responsibility for one's actions. He wanted all to accept the consequences of their actions as well. He most certainly wanted all to choose Life not death. And, He wanted all to act responsibly so as not to be put in situations where bad decisions snowballed out of control to the point of a mother taking the life of her own child.
READ THE REST HERE...


Other Links:

The Little Way To Love Blog

Official Maryann D'Amico You Tube Page





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October 23, 2014

Les Femmes: Please, Michael, Say it Ain't So?

Because she pretty much mirrors my thoughts on the matter, here is Mary Ann Kreitzer's post on the Michael Voris apology. - Ed. 




Please, Michael, Say it Ain't So?


I have a lot of regard for Michael Voris which made me even more disappointed with this apology which seems misguided to me. You can be in full communion with the Church, respect the papacy, and still criticize the wrong actions of a pope. Of course we are called to respect, pray for, and love the pope as he says. But criticizing the pope's actions is not the same thing as undermining love for the Church or denying that Pope Francis is the duly elected pope. To say otherwise seems to me to be an error. So what if others have used the pope's scandalous situation to gleefully malign him? Wrong as that is, it seems to me to be irrelevant and a red herring with regard to legitimate questioning of papal actions. And to say the laity never have the right to criticize a pope is pure, unadulterated clericalism. Why should it stop at the pope? May the laity question any actions by any clerics? Or are we back to the "pay, pray, and obey" mentality? Consider that Voris has no problem criticizing many other clerics. (I was somewhat shocked at the level of vitriol aimed at Cardinal Dolan in one Vortex, even though I think Dolan's actions are disgraceful.) So is it okay for the laity to criticize deacons, priests, bishops, archbishops, and cardinals, but must be muzzled when it comes to the pope? Did the laity have no voice when Arians and other scandalous men occupied the chair of Peter? That seems absurd to me.


READ THE REST AT LES FEMMES HERE.

FOR THE CMTV VIDEO SEE HERE.


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October 21, 2014

The Eponymous Flower: Archbishop Wilton Gregory Promotes "Gay Pride" March




Fluffly-wuffly (c)atholicism; false Mercy and and even falser Compassion; (REDACTED). Hear No Evil - See No Evil - Speak No Evil - it seems to be the modern mantra being firmly espoused by the Catholic Church.

God Help Us...Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray For Us and For the Enlightenment of Our Bishops and Pope! 

From The Eponymous Flower:

Archbishop Wilton Gregory Promotes "Gay Pride" March in Atlanta

Edit: We just received this on the 17th of this month about the usual abuse of Catholic heritage and resulting sacrilege for the usual disordered proclivity in the name of mercy. What's particularly tragic about this is the provenance of this parish as a Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory, former President of the UCCB and current Archbishop of Atlanta, has authorized the use of The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and support for participating in the secular Gay Pride Parade. The event took place on October 14th and the Shrine is listed as a sponsor endorsing the event.

The laity in Atlanta has done nothing, and a cursory search of the internet shows no concern about this event, either.

READ THE REST HERE...



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