Sunday, March 29, 2020

Prayers for Sunday


Thank God for all favors and offer yourself to Him

O my God, I most humbly thank Thee for all the favors Thou hast bestowed upon me up to the present moment. I give Thee thanks from the bottom of my heart that Thou hast created me after Thine own image and likeness, that Thou hast redeemed me by the precious blood of Thy dear Son, and that Thou hast preserved me and brought me safe to the beginning of another day. I offer to Thee, O Lord, my whole being, and in particular all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings of this day. I consecrate them all to the glory of Thy name, beseeching Thee that through the infinite merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour they may all find acceptance in Thy sight. May Thy divine love animate them, and may they all tend to Thy greater glory.

Prayers of the Angel of Fatima

“My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. And through the infinite merit of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners. Amen.”

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Covid-19 Has Demonstrated That the Salt Has Lost Its Savour


Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you. You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men.

- St. Matthew 5:11-14

Last year, Good Friday 2019, I remember noticing that it wasn't being treated by the populace like a real holiday. Media personalities were all working; most businesses were open; people were out and about living their lives without a care as to what that day meant.

The most important event in world history - the crucifixion of Christ - seemed to be far from the minds of almost everyone. The indifference of it all must wound Our Lord immensely.

Another example came yesterday.

President Trump had told an interviewer that he hoped to have people living their normal lives by Easter Sunday, because that would be a "beautiful thing." Trump, being 72, is old enough to remember when people actually cared about Easter; when it was a monumentally significant day of celebration and joy.

"Easter" was the #1 trending topic on social media for almost a full day. 

The general gist of the response was that no one cares about Easter and that it was an odd (and unrealistic) day to plan for. 

This episode demonstrates, yet again, that the West, all of the West, is no longer Christian in any meaningful sense of the word. It is, in totality, pagan. It stopped believing a long time ago and the newest generation has just decided to not even pay lip service to its Christian heritage, because it has new gods now.

The new gods of the West are pleasure and self, in that order. They are the only things that matter. The cardinal rule of the West in 2020 is to not infringe on anyone else's pleasure or their conception of self with judgement or prohibitions.

Considering that the vast majority of the Church hails from the West this is a catastrophic development. The complete meekness of Church leaders in the face of governmental orders has been telling, and it reflects the indifference and meekness of the laity. 

The holiest time of year has been cancelled, and hardly anyone gives a damn. Church leaders were volunteering to end Mass before the authorities asked them to. Then they volunteered to lock Churches even without being asked. Now, they are actively prohibiting people from seeking the sacrament of reconciliation.

In another universe where the Church fought like warriors to administer the sacraments to the sick and to the laity in this time of plague, it would have served as a revolutionary testament our dedication to our faith to the world, exactly as it did in plagues past. The message that people would have received would have been: they take this seriously. They are risking their lives for the administration of the Sacraments They are true believers.

Who could say that now? They could have held Masses in huge Churches with fewer than 25 people in at a time, but hold more Masses to make sure everyone who wanted to attend could. They could have set up a system of personally visiting people at home to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They could have objected to political leaders that this was the holiest time of year and that living our Faith during Holy Week was not a request, it was an expectation. There are a thousand ways that the sacraments could have continued to been administered and the public health been preserved. We are so creative in every aspect of our lives, except this one, apparently.

But they chose not to do that. And more worryingly, the laity didn't ask them to. It seems like we all know who our master is that MUST be obeyed - and it is the government, not God.

What is God supposed to do with a world that is poisoned with such indifference and hostility to Him?

The Gospel excerpt above is interesting in this regard. Our Lord contrasts the faith of martyrs with salt having lost its savour. It is an interesting sequence of speech, and like everything in Sacred Scripture, it is there for a reason.

Christ seems to be telling us that when the Salt of the World declines to be reviled, to be persecuted, to be slandered, it will have lost its savour. And what happens to salt that has lots its savour? Christ tells us that it is good for nothing but to be trampled on by men.

I suspect, that after this virus passes, that is where we are headed .During the holiest time of year, Lent, the prelates and laity of the Church were given an opportunity to prove our love and devotion to the Lord and to the spiritual health of each other, and we not only failed, we helped the persecutors smother the Sacraments. What good is the salt now?

We are about to be trampled on by men, when this is over. Mark my words.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Northern Italy is about to ban the Mass during Lent/Easter. This is spiritual war.

And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off; And lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, master, have mercy on us. Whom when he saw, he said: Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were made clean. And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went back, with a loud voice glorifying God.

And he fell on his face before his feet, giving thanks: and this was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering, said, Were not ten made clean? and where are the nine? There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this stranger. And he said to him: Arise, go thy way; for thy faith hath made thee whole. 
- St. Luke 17:11-19

Alright, let's go.


Italian authorities announced that a new decree containing draconian measures would be approved later on Saturday. It will include the power to impose fines on anyone caught entering or leaving Lombardy, the worst-affected region, until 3 April. People may be allowed in and out for serious reasons. The decree provides for banning all public events, closing cinemas, theatres, gyms, discos and pubs. Religious ceremonies such as funerals and weddings will also be banned.

Rome is also considering prolonging the closure of schools across the country until 3 April, while major sporting events, such as Serie A football games, will be played behind closed doors.

Thoughts:

1.) That ban, I guarantee you, will be extended past April 3 through April 12 (Easter). That's how the devil works and he has power because faithless men have given themselves over to him.

2.) This ban is going to be coming to Rome. Within a week, maybe. And then to Vatican City.

3.) Lombardy is home of the nastiest, most left-wing Catholicism in Italy and maybe Europe. Massimo Faggioli, among many other left-wing theologians that have played prominent roles in the Church since Vatican II, came from that region.

4.) The virus came from China (communism) to Italy via Germany. Think on that for a few minutes.

5.) If it were Ramadan, and not Lent/Easter, do you think there is any chance that this gets proposed/approved? Not a 1% chance.

6.) This is spiritual war on the Church. Lent is the holiest time of year for the Church. It is when the greatest pourings of spiritual blessings get shared with the Mystical Body of Christ. Italy is the home of the Church. This is a direct assault on the Catholic Church.

7.) Atheists are mocking us online, on their websites and social media, for removing Holy Water fonts and the like from our Churches. This is what happens with faithless men lead the Catholic Church. It is a disgrace that these people have such little faith. Holy Water heals, not harms. We put our trust in Christ for that. But for that one must be a believer.

8.) Deprived of Lenten graces, under attack on the homeland of the Church, already shaken by the priestly abuse scandals and general persecution of modern society, the Church is under attack like never before. Our New Year begins on Easter Sunday. Entering it weakened in this manner, by a frontal attack via Satan, means that we are in serious danger going forward. Trust in Christ. Pray for the Mystical Body of Christ. Pray for the Church. 

9.) Catholic laity and priests need to defy this ban. Whether it means the sacraments are administered and Mass said in private homes, or in public Churches illegally, we do not answer to civil governments, we answer to God. Defy this ban. Be Catholic.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

No, Our Lady Did Not Say That Rome Will Become the Seat of the Antichrist

Despise not prophecies. But prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:20-21

Because the Church seems to be led by people who are ashamed of many aspects of Church doctrine, many well-meaning Catholics are looking for answers to the disheartening cowardice of many Bishops and Priests. One answer, among many, seems to come from "hidden secrets" given to two children in La Salette, France.

You are probably familiar with parts of the sensational content. It is extremely well known. "Rome will lose the Faith and become the Seat of the Antichrist" and "the Church will be in eclipse" have been the foundation for many explanations and theories to explain the weak state of the Church.

I believe, and I have written before, that we are somewhere between the 2/3 mark and fulfillment of End Times prophecy and the Second Coming of Christ. I take these things extremely seriously. I write about them often, sometimes to my detriment (I get e-mails from priests and others calling me someone who is stoking up doom-and-gloom.)

But I will never write about apparitions or prophecy if  I am not absolutely certain is worth accepting. My criteria are simple: if anything in the message can be demonstrated to be false it all has to be discarded. Our Lady does not lie. Our Lord does not lie. Ever. Not about anything.

I am certain that the original, modest apparition (that occurred in 1846) that was approved by Church authorities very quickly is genuine. The parish in La Salette, France has seen up to 250 miracles answered by Our Lady of La Salette. The seers, Melanie (14 years old) and Maximin (11 years old), first transmitted a message that sounded like Our Lady; that was the same length as many apparitions that occurred in the past and that would occur in the future; that contained a clear message for people to change how they are behaving; and that promised help in the future. 

So far, so good.

But five years later, in 1851, the seers wrote a letter with the help of a local prelate to Pope Pius IX. The letter is several thousand words long. It contains prophecies with time stamps that did not occur and it contains extremely bizarre claims about the future. The letter containing the alleged message was allegedly found in the Vatican Archives in 1999. 

"Rome will lose..." and "The Church will be in eclipse" are but small portions of the longer message that I believe to be false. Here are some highlights of the longer message, all of which were supposed to occur before "Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist":

- People will be transported from one place to another by evil spirits (hasn't happened)
- The dead and righteous will come back to life (hasn't happened)
- In the year 1865 there will be desecration of Holy Places (didn't happen)
- Paris and Marseilles will burn and there will be murder everywhere. (didn't happen)
- The earth will open up and swallow the enemies of the Church and the earth will become desert-like (didn't happen)
- The Church will rebound and the Earth will become Catholic (hasn't happened)

THEN, after 25 years of peace and prosperity:

- There will be a false peace 
- The Antichrist will be born of a Hebrew nun and be fathered by a Catholic Bishop
-  The seasons will be altered, the earth will produce bad harvests, the moon will not provide its light

THEN

- Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist 

So, what is the timing of all this?

Maximum said that he heard the same kind of message given to Melanie but he put dates on it that HAVEN'T HAPPENED:

- "And the monster (the Antichrist) will arrive at the end of the 19th century or at the latest the commencement of the 20th)" 

You, or I, cannot interpret current events based on the general tone of prophecies that have failed. The first part that I outlined was supposed to happen before the beginning of the 20th century arrival of the Antichrist that was to be born of a Hebrew Nun and Catholic Bishop. This did not happen. Nothing in the above outline happened, even though they were all supposed to happen by now.

It is wrong to cherry pick two plausible sounding sentences ("Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist" and "the Church will be in Eclipse") because the Church is in disarray and disregard everything around those sentences that have turned out to be false. 

The extended secrets were ignored by the Church for a reason. Our Lady would never given 2500 words of secrets to a 14 and 11 year old and expect them to remember it and transmit it; in the apparitions to priests and religious the messages are always fairly short with clear themes and purpose. Our Lady never rambles like this. The extended secrets are bunk and not to be given any credence; the Church of Pope Pius IX was right to ignore them.

I have taken photos of the extended secret, from the book "Prophetic Messages for Our Times" published by the SSPX via Angelus Press below.