September 24, 2018

Today's Visible Face of the One True Church...



                     "Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled, She beheld her tender Child,
                      All with bloody scourges rent.
                      ...Wounded with His every wound, Steep my soul till it hath                                swooned, In His very blood away." (THE STABAT MATER)



         May Our Scourged and Crucified Lord                     have mercy on us...




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September 16, 2018

Trust...



Mirriam-Webster defines the word "trust" in various ways
, dependant upon its particular use. As far as the men of the Catholic Church are concerned, it zeroes down to:
  • an "...assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something" 
  • "one in which confidence is placed"
  • "a charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship" 
  • "something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another"
  • "responsible charge or office"
And then there is trustworthiness, which is someone:
  • "worthy of confidence" 
  • "dependable"
  • "a trustworthy guide" 

It is sadly unfortunate that the above definitions sour in the mouths, minds and hearts of many Catholic Faithful. Trust and trustworthiness has been misused, abused, violated and ignored, not by the Catholic Church Herself, but by the man and men who are its leaders on earth: Pope Francis, and the Cardinals and Bishops into whose hands an inviolable trust had been placed. 

The picture at the top of this post doesn't do justice to the countless innocent Souls lost through the immoral homosexual network of Cardinals, Bishops and priests who openly practiced their trade upon the innocent with apparent impunity and superiority. But it comes as close to a graphic portrayal of the moment Innocence is lost through the betrayal of trust as I could find. No apology if it offends...it is meant to. 

There can be no defence for those into whose hands the inviolable trust of a Soul has been bestowed and then arrogantly betrayed, and betrayed with such malice aforethought. The constant deck-shuffle by bishops of these Soul-killers to some obscure post is unforgivable. Although our Catholic Faith reminds us that no sin - no matter how black it may be - is unforgivable if followed by Confession, true contrition, repentance and amendment, it yet requires some effort on my part not to condemn these bastards to the infinite reaches of Hell. And their enablers as well.

And so we come yet again to another useless gathering of useless men, blathering useless comforting words of accompaniment and mea-culpas to we Catholics - and the world at large - that things are really, really gonna change this time...come next February.

"No, No...we really mean it this time. No...don't laugh (unlike us) over such a serious matter, please! No! stop it now! Wait! the press conference isn't over yet! Come back, Shane! Come back!" 

By the way, isn't this crisis of a scale large enough to demand a meeting quicker than February 2019?? 

Dear Pope Francis, Cardinal DiNardo, Cardinal O'Malley, et al...please get this: No one trusts you any longer.!! We don't trust you any longer. I don't trust you any longer. 

Your words are meaningless because you have failed so often in the past to correct a situation that has been ongoing for more decades than I have been alive. Your words are meaningless because everyone - EVERYONE! - knows that the only thing to come from this gathering will be lip service, mea culpas, platitudes and pious looks of disapproval. But no concrete reforms - like the sacking of priests, bishops and cardinals will ever be done because the house of cards constructed over the past half-century or more would fall in nanoseconds. And you won't forfeit a prized gilded throne just for the sake of a few immortal Souls, will you? Thought not.

But most importantly, we all know that there will be no February 2019 press release that the four SSPX Bishops have been asked by Pope Francis to perform Apostolic Visitations at all major seminaries and that they are to recommend sweeping changes that will return those seminaries to their original intent of forming priests "according to the order of Melchisedech"

Sodom and Gomorrah were felled by the hand of God for their immorality and homosexuality. Do you not think that He might also cause to fall your immoral house of cards, only instead of Heavenly fire and brimstone, it will be the secular arm of justice that He will wield? Are you all that naive? I mean...you all do understand that you are playing with and destroying Immortal Souls that belong to God Himself, don't you? On that alone, I would hope that sweeping and concrete changes might be forthcoming, but I am not holding my breath.

I suppose that we will have to wait and see how the events of your little Spring meeting unfold, but I suspect that none of the events will unfold as you would like them to.




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September 4, 2018

WHEAT AND CHAFF...





"...and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor and gather his wheat into the barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."


None of us should think that the above quotation from the Gospel of St. Matthew is not now in its beginning stages. After so many decades of (criminal) coverups and chessboarding known pedophile/homosexual priests around various dioceses and safe houses, THE CLEAN UP HAS BEGUN. (Ed. Note: Although I began writing the draft of this post a couple of weeks ago, my thanks to Canon 212 for posting a corroborating sermon of the above by Fr. Robert Altier).

The wheels of justice and their blindfolds have turned and lifted slowly, but they will now progress with unrelenting crescendo to their various obvious conclusions. And inevitably, there will be more revelations forthcoming; more posturing by those in charge to escape their possible criminal culpability (as we have seen in various official diocesan [non] responses); more neutering of the serious criminal and civil facts by the defenders of the status quo; more die hard defenders of the current Pope - whose hands have already been dirtied with complicity and should just shut-up, take responsibility, admit that he is incapable of governing Christ's Church and resign himself into Argentinian obscurity (preferably somewhere where the sheep are the dirtiest). 


Which leads to this, even with the corresponding Ratzinger Emeritus equation in play should a PF resignation occur:


Where once it was a given that following the Ratzinger and Bergoglio Papacies a continuing Modernist Pope of like breed would be elected, in my opinion that certainty is not now quite so...certain. Our Lord Jesus Christ - and perhaps through His Immaculate Mother (as noted above by Fr. Altier) - is allowing the secular authorities to perform the cleansing that His Apostolic Ministers themselves have been unable unwilling to do. 

The clean up is upon us and I for one am glad to see it. 

Perhaps all the current (and hopefully with more forthcoming from various US states) grand jury revelations will open the eyes of many more Catholics and allow them to see the horrible truth. And perhaps not. Perhaps all the above revelations will open the eyes of many more to just how far the Church has fallen since - and in many ways, because of - Vatican II and its neutering of the Roman Catholic Faith. And perhaps not. 


Regardless, "hope and change" is coming, and it is coming with the force of secular law. When my children were young, I often told them that a person can either change for the better voluntarily, wherein they retain control of a particular situation, or that a person can be forced into a change involuntarily, wherein others take control of a particular situation and that person is then forced into a change for the better under conditions that may not be favorable to him. Such is what is happening in the Church today, at least in the US. 

Civil punishments will come and heads will eventually roll; only the severity of the punishments and the number of rolling heads are yet to be known. 

I for one am hoping that gilded thrones that have been used to usurp the teachings and doctrines of Holy Mother Church will be upended, and that those more worthy will be appointed.  

Perhaps a Athanasius Cardinal Schneider or a Bernard Cardinal Fellay is not so far off...




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August 19, 2018

[** LINK FIXED **] The Bishops and Priests Who Fell from Grace into the Sea

Wikipedia


Ed. Note: The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea is a Lord-of-the-Flies-sort of novel, written by Yukio Mishima, that combines the former storyline with that of a son spying on his Mother through a peephole, as her romantic relationship with a sailor progresses. It is a book not to my liking (I've never read the novel) nor have I seen the Hollywood movie that sprung from it. The book is only used here as a vehicle from which this post derives its title, with a little artistic license to make it apropos to that which follows.

I've written often of the gilded thrones some most all (YOU be the judge) Catholic bishops presently enjoy, and of what might happen to them were they ever to start upholding the bi-millennial Catholic Faith as handed down by Our Lord Jesus Christ to His Apostles and all their successors (up until Vatican II arrived and we all became more enlightened.) With the release of the PA Grand Jury report, it is sickening read of what those sodomite/pedophile priests had done to the Souls of the innocent. The culpability of their Bishops in their actions is undeniable, for nothing happens in a diocese without the Bishops approval, just like the Captain of ship. Before my mind gets too numbed from reading any more of the disgusting news and making my thought processes an emotional blather, I offer below my commentary on the matter.

Firstly, every priest that has had factual and/or credible evidence of pedophilia (or any variation thereof) should be immediately defrocked, laicized and/or jailed - assuming they have not already passed to their Eternal reward. They have no place among children or performing any type of priestly ministry (I don't care how good and popular "Fr. Mikey-Mike" is). They have been compromised - spiritually, emotionally and psychologically - and forfeit any compassion from me, save prayers for their re-conversion. What they need is long term medical treatment while under some type of incarceration, away from others and far, far away from children, male or female. These individuals (who are certainly not priests according to the order of Melchisedech, though the mark remains upon their Soul) have done more harm to the Catholic Church and most importantly to innocent Souls, as any heresy of the past and they warrant no freedom, ecclesiastical or otherwise, to operate because of that.

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"Accessory After the Fact: An accessory after the fact is a person who assists another in escaping or evading arrest after the commission of a crime has taken place. While not part of the original crime, the accessory after the fact may also face criminal charges if they help the other defendants get away." [What Is An Accessory After The Fact, Jose Rivera]

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Secondly, a bishop who has had factual knowledge of the actions of sodomite/pedophile priests and yet chose to chess-board them around their diocese rather than do what should have been done in the first place (see above), have become willing participants of and and fully complicit to an illegal action and should immediately resign and/or be forcibly removed from their Diocese. Any Bishop found lacking in due diligence that (although this to me would be incredible to believe) had prevented him from knowing of sodomitical priests under his command, should be removed from office as he has no business being in command of a diocese. Depending on the circumstances, he either needs to be put in jail, or, sent off to isolation as a military chaplain to a front-line combat unit, where his gilded throne will be a sandbag emplacement and his luxury sedan an HMMWVor better still, an APC. He has no business shepherding anything other than combat soldiers where, hopefully, he might regain even a small part of his priestly vocation to actually save Souls (rather than be complicit in losing them) at the same time he is trying to save his own arse.

Thirdly, any Cardinal found with his dots connected to either case above and/or has credible evidence of actual participation in pedophilia himself and/or who has ignored the credible evidence against priests under his command, should immediately resign, lose his Red Hat, be laicized and, if need be, jailed. They have forfeited their exalted position and their priestly vocation. They have forfeited their trust - spiritually and temporally. They have forfeited their throne; their car; their career. But mostly they will have forfeited - like one and two above - their Eternal Soul, if any of them die without Confession and repentance for the Souls they may be complicit in harming.

Too harsh of criticism? Nope. Too judgemental? Nope. Too unforgiving? Nope. To hypocritical (from an Original Sin point of view)? Nope (we all have a Conscience to guide us - or so I thought.)

These people are a cancer to the Catholic Church and all She Teaches. They all to a man need to be excised and replaced, but not before their replacements take the Oath Against Modernism, as all clergy used to do before the revolution of Vatican II stormed the gates of Holy Mother Church.

And yes, pray to God that the excise starts at the top, in whatever manner He ordains. For it is there, with the current and former occupants of the Papal Throne, that this cancer has been allowed to spread unabated - and with much malice aforethought, the severity of which now stares back at us daily.

And our eyes cannot avert themselves as they force our brains to read such disgusting - and heart wrenching - words.

Listen to the Prophet Jeremias speak...and those noted above should remember well his words:

" For from the least of them even to the greatest, all are given to covetousness: and from the prophet even to the priest, all are guilty of deceit. And they healed the breach of the daughter of my people disgracefully, saying: Peace, peace: and there was no peace. They were confounded, because they committed abomination: yea, rather they were not confounded with confusion, and they knew not how to blush: wherefore they shall fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall fall down, saith the Lord."





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August 10, 2018

OUR LADY SPEAKS ON THE PRESENT DAY CRISIS IN THE CHURCH...

Our Lady of Good Success (Photo Credit)

(Ed. note: The below information is not my own, but excerpted from an article at Our Lady of the Rosary Library, more specifically: "Our Lady of Good Success: Prophecies for Our Time". With much priesence, it speaks of the ever-current and ever-widening homosexual crisis that has infected the Roman Catholic Church for the past 55+ years. We 
- both lay and cleric - had been forewarned that this would happen and the consequences of our voluntary deafness is now a tsunami upon us. We all are drowning from reaping what we allowed to be sowed. All emphasis below is from the original.)


This article is based on excerpts taken from the 18th Century manuscript entitled The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres, written by Prior Manuel de Souza Pereira, Franciscan Provincial in Quito, Ecuador and director of the Convent Mother Mariana founded. This manuscript was written a century after her death. Mother Mariana is linked mysteriously to our times by the visions Our Lady showed her of the 20th Century over 350 years ago. This apparition has been approved by the Church and Mother Mariana has been declared Venerable in the first step towards her canonization.

...Let us consider some of the revelations that Mother Mariana was blessed to receive from Our Lord and Our Lady.

Instructions and Advice

Our Lady: "Oh, if only human beings and religious knew what Heaven is and what it is to possess God, how differently they would live, sparing no sacrifice in order to enter more fully into possession of it! But some let themselves be dazzled by the false glamour of honors and human greatness while others are blinded by self-love, not realizing that they are falling into lukewarmness, that immense evil which in religious houses destroys their fervor, humility, self-renunciation and the ceaseless practice of religious virtues and fraternal charity and that child-like simplicity which makes souls so dear to my Divine Son and to me, their Mother. ..."

"Woe to the world should it lack monasteries and convents! Men do not comprehend their importance, for, if they understood, they would do all in their power to multiply them, because in them can be found the remedy for all physical and moral evils..."


Prophecies

"As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and profaned in the fullest sense of the word. Masonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the objective of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin, encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church. The Christian spirit will rapidly decay, extinguishing the precious light of Faith until it reaches the point that there will be an almost total and general corruption of customs. The effects of secular education will increase, which will be one reason for the lack of priestly and religious vocations..."

"The Sacred Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed and despised. ...The demon will try to persecute the Ministers of the Lord in every possible way and he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation, corrupting many of them. These corrupted priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will incite the hatred of the bad Christians and the enemies of the Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church to fall upon all priests. This apparent triumph of Satan will bring enormous sufferings to the good Pastors of the Church...."

"Moreover, in these unhappy times, there will be unbridled luxury which, acting thus to snare the rest into sin, will conquer innumerable frivolous souls who will be lost. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in women. In this supreme moment of need of the Church, those who should speak will fall silent." 

(Ed. note: Make note of that last sentence above  - is it not indicative of the current Bishops and Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church???)

During this time, Our Lady foretold, "the secular Clergy will leave much to be desired because priests will become careless in their sacred duties. Lacking the divine compass, they will stray from the road traced by God for the priestly ministry, and they will become attached to wealth and riches, which they will unduly strive to obtain. How the Church will suffer during this dark night! Lacking a Prelate and Father to guide them with paternal love, gentleness, strength, wisdom and prudence, many priests will lose their spirit, placing their souls in great danger. This will mark the arrival of My hour."

(Ed. note: And below, Our Lady's remedy for the ill effects that we are experiencing NOW.)

"Therefore, clamor insistently without tiring and weep with bitter tears in the privacy of your heart, imploring our Celestial Father that, for love of the Eucharistic Heart of my Most Holy Son and His Precious Blood shed with such generosity and the profound bitterness and sufferings of His cruel Passion and Death, He might take pity on His ministers and bring to an end those Ominous times, sending to this Church the Prelate who will restore the spirit of its priests."

There you have it, the Solution...and direct from the lips of Our Lady. What will we - the Church Militant - do? 

- Will we continue to follow sycophant and cowardly Bishops and Cardinals that stray from Catholic Truth as handed down from the Apostles? 

- Will we parrot the "Well, Pope Jorge Bergoglio Francis said so, so I'm good with it" meme, and continue to accept heretical, quasi-heretical, murky and/or neutered teaching and/or doctrines?

- Will we reduce our Sunday collection by 50% with a note to the parish priest and bishop as to why, and that it will remain so until they make concrete efforts to right Peter's barque? 

I for one am awaiting the continued "fall from grace into the sea moments" that I hope will afflict more and more homosexual priests, Bishops and Cardinals, as well as those who enable them. It is time that they be forced to give up their gilded thrones, just as innocent Souls were, have been and continue to be forced to give up their Purity. 

These (c)atholic clerics should remember well the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ: 

"See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven."

And more importantly, this one:

"But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea."



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July 31, 2018

Of Hemorrhages, Homsexuality and Men-Gods



The Roman Catholic Church is in a shambles and hemorrhaging daily, and that in seemingly exponential numbers too large to quantify. One has only to look at the headlines from Canon 212, Pewsitter, or Gloria TV to understand the gravity. From homosexuality running rampant in the seminaries to enabling bishops who promote predator priests to complicit Cardinals hiding their own sins of omission to...a Pope who turns a blind eye to everything that is not emotionally self-filling unto himself. Like I said, a shambles. 

However bad it may get (and I doubt the worst is over as of this writing...I fear there is still too much yet to be heard from this Titanic-esque iceberg) it remains a truth that the Roman Catholic Church is Indefectible and can never be defeated or die, no matter how badly its earthly governance gets. The strings and life of the Roman Catholic Church are still firmly tied to the fingers of Our Lord, and no movement occurs without his express Will or Permission. That there is an end to this mess is a given; when it will end is not for us to know. 

The Catholic Faith as handed down from Our Lord Jesus Christ does not and cannot change. If God Himself destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of rampant homosexuality and mass immoral behaviour, how can such a perverse way of life suddenly find itself all good and holy today? How can two men (or women, for that matter) actively sodomizing one another lead both to Heaven, when the act itself was punished so severely in the Old Testament by God?

Consider what some well known saints have said concerning homosexuality in general and priests in particular:

Saint Peter Damian: "This vice strives to destroy the walls of one’s heavenly motherland and rebuild those of devastated Sodom. Indeed, it violates temperance, kills purity, stifles chastity and annihilates virginity ... with the sword of a most infamous union. It infects, stains and pollutes everything; it leaves nothing pure, there is nothing but filth ...

This vice expels one from the choir of the ecclesiastical host and obliges one to join the energumens and those who work in league with the devil; it separates the soul from God and links it with the demons. This most pestiferous queen of the Sodomites [which is homosexuality] makes those who obey her tyrannical laws repugnant to men and hateful to God ... It humiliates at church, condemns at court, defiles in secret, dishonors in public, gnaws at the person’s conscience like a worm and burns his flesh like fire...

Thus, as soon as someone has fallen into this chasm of extreme perdition, he is exiled from the heavenly motherland, separated from the Body of Christ, confounded by the authority of the whole Church, condemned by the judgment of all the Holy Fathers, despised by men on earth, and reproved by the society of heavenly citizens. He creates for himself an earth of iron and a sky of bronze ... He cannot be happy while he lives nor have hope when he dies, because in life he is obliged to suffer the ignominy of men’s derision and later, the torment of eternal condemnation”
(Liber Gomorrhianus, in PL 145, col. 159-178)

Saint Basil of Caesarea: “The cleric or monk who molests youths or boys or is caught kissing or committing some turpitude, let him be whipped in public, deprived of his crown [tonsure] and, after having his head shaved, let his face be covered with spittle; and [let him be] bound in iron chains, condemned to six months in prison, reduced to eating rye bread once a day in the evening three times per week.After these six months living in a separate cell under the custody of a wise elder with great spiritual experience, let him be subjected to prayers, vigils and manual work, always under the guard of two spiritual brothers, without being allowed to have any relationship … with young people.” (St. Basil of Caesarea, in St. Peter Damien, Liber Gomorrhianus, op. cit. cols. 174f.)

Saint Thomas Aquinas: “However, they are called passions of ignominy because they are not worthy of being named, according to that passage in Ephesians (5:12): ‘For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.’


For if the sins of the flesh are commonly censurable because they lead man to that which is bestial in him, much more so is the sin against nature, by which man debases himself lower than even his animal nature.”
(St. Thomas Aquinas, Super Epistulas Sancti Pauli Ad Romanum I, 26, pp. 27f)

Fr. John Hollowell has a recent post (here) on the homosexuality that he encountered in the seminary and the damage that it caused to some seminarians. While he preserved his vocation, others were not so successful and left the seminary (and who is to know the great and holy deeds these young men might have done for Holy Mother Church, now known but to God). I applaud Father for staying the course, staying true to his vocation and to Our Lord Jesus Christ. It could not have been that easy for him to rise above the permissiveness ensconced in the seminary that he attended.

It is a fact that homosexual behavior has been morally reprehensible from the earliest moments of the Church - and even before its founding by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, homosexuality has now become fashionable, laudable, and acceptable in the Roman Catholic Church, even to the point of Catholic (read: orthodox) priests being castigated by parishioners and/or thrown under the bus by their bishops when they try to uphold Catholic Teaching on the subject. How did we devolve from Sodom and Gomorrah and the above great Saints to Fr. James Martin, SJ and (now) Archbishop Theodore McCarrick? Indeed, as I've written before, how can the 6th and 9th Commandments be validly neutered to make good and holy that which was once morally reprehensible, both by God and the Roman Catholic Church. 



Saint Michael the Archangel

The short answer is that it cannot. Why? Because, on the one hand God Himself said so regarding homosexuality, and on the other, Our Lord said so on marriage. Those who say otherwise might well remember the battle cry of Saint Michael the Archangel to LuciferQuis ut Deus? 


In other words, has the current Pope and his Sycophant Cardinals and Bishops made of themselves man-gods, capable of abrogating Divine law? Seemingly so...to me, anyway. But others more Theologically trained than myself will have to make that determination.  I'm just going off of what the Creator and His Son have said. In the meantime, the Pope and his ilk - along with Holy Mother Church - remain in my prayers. 

Oh how I long for the day when everything old in the Catholic Church becomes new again, especially the Tridentine Mass. And for that day that everything new - the Nous Ordo Mass and most of Vatican II and its novelties -  gets thrown into the trash heap of known failures. 

But what really tantalizes and excites my Catholic thought processes is the day that a fully Orthodox and Roman Catholic Pope is elected - and those same modernist Cardinals, Bishops and Priests who give no-questions-asked allegiance to the current Pope must give likewise to the next fully Orthodox and Roman Catholic one . 

Please, God...let it be so.


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July 8, 2018

Wolves, False Prophets and Bad Fruits




During the Gospel readings for today's Mass, I was again pondering my lack of understanding on why so many of my fellow Catholics follow blindly everything that emanates from Pope Francis, more than a few of his Cardinals, quite a few of his Bishops and even some of their priests, that undeniably and unequivocally DO NOT follow the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ (let alone the bimillennial Teachings and Traditions of the Church and previous Popes). It seems that all has been wrong and/or misunderstood these past millenia, and we are just now coming into the "New Springtime" (where have I heard that before) of understanding and can now all move confidently forward to our assured Salvation by blindly accepting that adultery, sodomy and sacrilege is what Our Lord really and truly meant to approve (had he lived in our more enlightened times).

The trouble, however, is that Our Lord was and always will be "...the way, and the truth, and the life.". He cannot error. Period. There is not - and can never be - any subset of circumstances that neuter His original words. There were not any #6a, #6b, #6c, #6d Commandments handed down by God along with the original #6. If you think otherwise, perhaps you should read this.

Now, more than ever before, we all should be on continual watch for the wolves in sheeps clothing. The false prophets. The bad fruits. Unfortunately, the modern Church is full of all three. Now is the time to "be Catholic and soldier on", even if that involves becoming persona non grata at the Chancery as you continually (albeit respectfully) correct the bishop, or, by cutting your weekly stipend in half as you fight the new politicized Church in which we find ourselves. Remember that no one has the right to command you to sin and, no, "the Bishop made me do it" is not a get out of jail free card that you can flash at your particular judgement.  



Courtesy of SanctaMissa.org, the below excerpts are from Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine's The Church's Year, "INSTRUCTION ON THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST". Pay close attention to the sections on false prophets and good/bad fruits. But... pay closer attention to how you will be called to answer at your own particular judgement and prepare yourself accordingly.  


GOSPEL (Matt. VII. 15-21.) At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves: by their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them. Not every one that saith to me: Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. 

Who are the false Prophets? 

Those seducers who under an appearance of virtue and honesty lure innocent, simple souls from the right path, and lead them to vice and shame; who by sweet words, such as: "God , is full of love, and will not be severe on sin, He does not require so very much of us, He knows we are weak, and if a person sins, he can be converted," seek to steal from souls all modesty and fear, of God. Guard against such hypocrites, for they have the poison of vipers on their tongues. By the false prophets are also understood those who propagate error, who by superficial words fade the true faith, who speak always of love and liberty, and who under the pretence of making people free and happy bring many a soul to doubt and error, depriving it of true faith and peace of heart. 

How can we know the false prophets? 

By their works; for evil, corrupted men can produce only bad fruit. If we look into their life we will find that at heart they are immoral hypocrites who observe external propriety only that they may the more easily spread their poison. The false teachers and messengers of error may be known by their lives, but especially by their intentions, Which are to subvert all divine order, and to put the unrestrained lust of the flesh and tyranny in its place. 

Who else are understood by the false prophets? 

Those who under pretence of making men happy and rich, induce the credulous to make use of superstition, of wicked arts, deceit, and injustice; especially those who under he deceiving appearance of liberty and equality, independence and public good, incite them to open or secret revolt against civil and ecclesiastical authority. Be not deceived by these so-called public benefactors who look always to their own advantage, but trust in God, support yourself honestly, live like a Christian, and you will find true liberty and happiness here and hereafter. 

Why does Christ say: "Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire?" 

He warns us that faith without good works is not sufficient for salvation; and he therefore adds; Not every one that saith: Lord, Lord (who outwardly professes himself my servant, but is not really such) shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who, (by the fulfilment of the duties of his state of life and by the practice `of good works), does the will of my Father, merits heaven. Strive then, Christian soul, to fulfil God's will in all things, perform your daily duties with a good intention, and you will certainly obtain the kingdom of heaven. 


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July 4, 2018

A Greater Good Alternative for Those Less Fortunate...

I'm not going to celebrate anything anymore until all liberals can acquire the same common sense and high IQ that I enjoy. I mean, I can't help it that I was born with a silver spoon and all, but...Hey...isn't it time the Federal Government dug deep into their pockets and gave out some FREE common sense and FREE IQ to those less fortunate? The liberals can't help themselves, so it's high time the FEDGOV ponied up some more FREE STUFF and help out my fellow humans. They really are in desperate need!!

I say let's forget about building a wall and start a greater humanitarian effort in handing out some common sense and IQ.

I almost come to tears whenever I think of those poor souls struggling like they are.


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