Traditional Catholics Have The Right Weapons To Fight “Rulers Of The World Of Darkness”

All of us traditional Catholics believe in the devil, evil spirits and hell.  They became rebellious against God and are still rebelling and getting other humans to rebel against God and His Catholic Church right now.  We traditional Catholics need to address this problem and help others rediscover the great weapons God has left to us as Catholics to deal with this supernatural battle.

Satan Before the Lord_GIAQUINTO, CorradoFor this reason, I pray the Exorcism Prayer everyday, published by Pope Leo XIII called; “Prayer Against Satan and The Rebellious Angels”.  In this exorcism prayer, the Catholic Church clearly shows us what we are up against every day of our lives.

St. Paul says it so well; For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” Ephesians 6:12.

The Exorcism prayer names and addresses the demons we are fighting against:

1) satanic powers,

2) unclean spirits,

3) infernal invaders,

4) wicked legions,

5) assemblies

6) sects.

This clearly shows us that we are dealing with more than just the devil.  He, and all these other evil demons, are whom are out to destroy us and Jesus’ Catholic Church.  And, along with them, are their servants, like the freemasons and other modernist, inside and outside the Holy Church.

Masoner_a_IlluminatiPope Leo XIII, in Humanum Genus, (Encyclical Letter On Freemasonry, April 20, 1884) stated:  “They are planning the destruction of Holy Church publicly and openly… There is no denying that in this foolish and criminal plan, it is easy to understand the implacable hatred and passion for revenge which animated satan toward Jesus Christ

But the good news is that God has already given us the right weapons to fight with.  First and foremost is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Latin.  (Remember the devil and his co-workers hate Latin.)  Then we have all the traditional sacraments, (from before 1969), that have many exorcisms as part of the rites.

st-michael3-destroy-freemasonry-linkThe traditional Holy Water, blessed and combined with exorcized salt, is another powerful weapon against the devil.  (The new holy water blessing is very very poor.)  We have the exorcised St. Benedict’s medal.  The scapular.

All the traditional blessing are way way longer and ancient.  They have the power to help consecrate and bless sacramentals to be used in this battle against satan and the other evil spirits.   The Novus Ordo blessings help, but are not nearly as powerful.

098_BaptismJust recently the Anglican Church of England has even gone so far as to remove satan and sin from their baptismal rite.

“In the current version, in use since 1998, vicars ask parents and godparents if they “reject the devil and all rebellion against God” and if they “repent of the sins that separate us from God and neighbour”.

However, the new text asks them instead to “reject evil, and all its many forms, and all its empty promises”, with no explicit mention of the devil or sin.” The Telegraph.

The process for these heretics of watering down “the waters of baptism” began in 1980.  We began in May 15, 1969 and used in the 1970 Missal.

warninglabel-vatican-iiAlmost every person sees that we are in trouble; wars, drugs, crime and the family break up.  And yet I have yet to hear the pope, bishops, religious or priests proclaiming that the devil and rebellion in and outside the Church is the cause of these problems.  They just say we need peace, we need justice.  That is what the Church has been saying ever since Vatican II and nothing has changed or gotten better.  In fact they have only become worse and are now extremely dangerous.

We traditional Catholics know what is needed;

1) A return to the power traditional sacraments and blessing.

2) A return to Biblical morals.

3) Prophets.

4) Repentance for all our sins.

5) Latin Exorcisms.

6) Holy popes, bishops, religious, priests and laity.

7) Great devotion to Mary, the angels and saints.

8) Daily recitation of the Holy Rosary.

9) Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

10) Quiet contemplative prayer.

11) More sincere love between all of us.

12) Holy families where dads are holy leaders, mothers stay home and have time for their children, and the children are kept from loosing their innocence and souls at public (and most catholic) schools.

mother-mary-3We have the weapons, we have the knowledge and we have the faith.  Let us go on serving Jesus and doing what each one of us is called to do to help save souls, the Church and the world from destruction.  We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics.

Pope Leo XIII Exorcism Prayer Against Satan And Rebellious Angels

Here is the very powerful Exorcism Prayer that we should pray and study to understand the complexity of satan and the other demons that we are up against everyday.  Michael_Rome, S. Maria della Consolazione_1635

Exorcism Against Satan and the Rebellious Angels

Published by Order of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII

The Holy Father exhorts priests to say this prayer as often as possible, as a simple exorcism to curb the power of the devil and prevent him from doing harm. The faithful also may say it in their own name, for the same purpose, as any approved prayer. Its use is recommended whenever action of the devil is suspected, causing malice in men, violent temptations and even storms and various calamities. It could be used as a solemn exorcism (an official and public ceremony, in Latin), to expel the devil. It would then be said by a priest, in the name of the Church and only with a Bishop’s permission.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

+ In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

Most glorious Prince of the Celestial Host, Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the conflict which we have to sustain against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places (Eph. 6.12). Come to the rescue of men whom God has created to His image and likeness, and whom He has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. It is thou whom Holy Church venerates as her guardian and protector; thou whom the Lord has charged to conduct redeemed souls into Heaven. Pray, therefore, the God of Peace to subdue Satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive nor do injury to the Church. Present our prayers to the most High, that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us. Seize the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit, that he may no more seduce the nations (Apoc. 20.2-3). 

Exorcism

In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, strengthened by the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, [and powerful in the holy authority of our ministry]*, we confidently undertake to repulse the attacks and deceits of the devil. 

*Lay people omit this text

Psalm 67 

Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His face.

As smoke vanishes, so let them vanish away: as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord! Flee, bands of enemies.
R. The Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Offspring of David has conquered.
V. May Thy mercy descend upon us.
R. As great as our hope in Thee. 

(The crosses (+) below indicate a blessing to be given if a priest recites the Exorcism; if a lay person recites it, they indicate the Sign of the Cross to be made by that person.)

We drive you from us, whoever you may be, unclean spirits, Satanic powers, infernal invaders, wicked legions, assemblies, and sects. In the name and by the virtue of Our Lord Jesus Christ +. May you be snatched away and driven from the Church of God and from the souls redeemed by the Precious Blood of the Divine Lamb +.

Cease by your audacity, cunning serpent, to deceive the human race, to persecute the Church, to torment God’s elect, and to sift them as wheat +. This is the command made to you by the Most High God +, with Whom in your haughty insolence you still pretend to be equal +. The God Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth (I Tim. 2.4). God the Father commands you +. God the Son commands you +. God the Holy Ghost commands you +. Christ, the Eternal Word of God made Flesh, commands you +. He Who to save our race, outdone through your malice, humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death (Phil. 2.8). He Who has built His Church on the firm rock and declared that the gates of hell shall not prevail against Her, because He dwells with Her all days, even to the consummation of the world (Matt. 28.20). The hidden virtue of the Cross requires it of you, as does the power of the mysteries of the Christian Faith +. The glorious Mother of God, the Virgin Mary, commands you +. She who by Her humility and from the first moment of Her Immaculate Conception crushed your proud head. The faith of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul and of the other Apostles commands you +. The blood of the Martyrs and the pious intercession of all the Saints command you +

Thus, cursed dragon, and you, wicked legions, we adjure you by the living God +, by the true God +, by the holy God +, by the God Who so loved the world, as to give up His only-begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him may not perish but may have life everlasting (St. John 3.16). Cease deceiving human creatures and pouring out to them the poison of eternal perdition. Cease harming the Church and hindering her liberty. Retreat, Satan, inventor and master of all deceit, enemy of man’s salvation. Cede the place to Christ in Whom you have found none of your works. Cede the place to the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church acquired by Christ at the price of His Blood. Stoop beneath the all-powerful Hand of God. Tremble and flee at the evocation of the Holy and terrible name of Jesus; this Name which causes hell to tremble; this Name to which the Virtues, Powers and Dominations of Heaven are humbly submissive; this Name which the Cherubim and Seraphim praise unceasingly, repeating: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, the God of Hosts. 

V. O Lord hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. May the Lord be with thee.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

God of Heaven, God of earth, God of Angels, God of Archangels, God of Patriarchs, God of Prophets, God of Apostles, God of Martyrs, God of Confessors, God of Virgins, God who has power to give life after death and rest after work, because there is no other God than Thee and there can be no other, for Thou art the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, of Whose reign there shall be no end. We humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy glorious Majesty and we supplicate Thee to deliver us from all the tyranny of the infernal spirits, from their snares, their lies, and their furious wickedness. Deign, O Lord, to protect us by Thy power and to preserve us safe and sound. We beseech Thee through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

V.  From the snares of the devil,
R.  Deliver us, O Lord. 

V.  That Thy Church may serve Thee in peace and liberty,
R.  We beseech Thee to hear us. 

V.  That Thou would crush down all enemies of Thy Church,
R.  We beseech Thee to hear us. 

(Holy water is sprinkled in the place where we may be.) 

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

July 22, 1456, Another Miraculous Muslim Defeat At Belgrade Hungary

The christian Byzantine Capital of Constantinople fell to the muslims in 1453.  From there, Sultan Mehmed II pushed forward toward central Europe.  On July 4th, the muslim siege of Belgrade Hungary began.  A noble man, John Hunyadi began organizing resistance to the muslim invasion.

800px-Budapest_heroes_Hunyadi_Janos796px-Hunyadi_emléktábla_BelgrádSt. John Capistrano, a Franciscan Friar, at the age of 70, also preached a crusade to come to the defense of Catholic Europe.  Mostly peasants heeded his call and joined him in the defense of Belgrade.

754px-Battle_of_NandorfehervarAfter some days of battle, the peasant crusaders left the Belgrade bastion to fight hand to hand with the muslims.  St. John decided to follow them into battle.  He is famous for his saying; “The Lord who made the beginning, will take care of the finish”.  Chroniclers wrote that the muslims were “paralyzed by some inexplicable fear”

On July 22, 1456, the muslims retreated and Belgrade and Europe were saved.  St. John Capistrano is also called “The Soldier Saint”.

Battle-of-BelgradeTo celebrate the victory at Belgrade, Pope Collixtus III asked for Catholic churches all over Europe to ring their bells at 12 noon.  To this very day, this custom is still practiced in many parts of the world.

It was not until 75 years later did the muslims attacked again.  This time, at the Battle of Mohacs in 1526, the muslims conquered Hungary.  Three years later, 1529, they began their siege of Vienna.

It was not until 1683, at the Battle of Vienna, by the prayers of Catholics, by calling out the name of Mary and the courageous effort of King Jan III Sobieski, were the muslims finally defeated and Europe saved.

Atak_husariiBut the final defeat of the muslims in Europe did not take place until August 5th, 1716.  Prince Eugene Savoy of Austria began attacking the muslims near Belgrade Hungary.   On August 5th, he successfully won the muslim’s 150,000 men army.  When the muslim Grand Vizier, Damat Ali was defeated, the Sultan in Constantinople ordered his execution.

This battle is called the Battle of Peterwardin Vojvodina at Belgrade Serbia.  It took me a lot of research to finally find the details of this last, decisive defeat of the muslims in Europe.

BVM-Jn-Bap-XTIn memory of this victory, a church called “St. Mary of the Snows” was constructed in Belgrade.  In this church there are both Catholic and Orthodox altars.  The reason for its name, is that it was on August 5th in Rome that Our Lady allowed snow to fall on the hill where she wanted Pope Liberius (352 – 366) to build a church in her honor.  That Basilica is called, Our Lady of the Snow or best known as Mary Majors (Santa Maria Maggiore).  Prince Eugene of Savoy knew that Our Lady had come to their help against the muslims again.

Before, Catholics used to know all the feast days and how to pray for victory on these days.  Now most Catholics do not even know the feast days or how to ask special help from Jesus, or Mary or the saints on those special days.

page42_blog_entry93_1God is working in Hungary again.  After they were terribly massacred and oppressed under communism, they finally were given freedom again.  In just 2011, July 22 (the anniversary of the Victory of Belgrade) was made a national memorial day.

Their new constitution of 2012 (National Credo) protects humans from the moment of conception till natural death.  It also protects marriage between a man and a woman.  They reclaimed their christian heritage and history.  King St. Stephen was again proclaimed the patron of Hungary.

Stephen of Hungary_illum“We are proud, that our King St. Stephen established the Hungarian state on firm foundations a thousand years ago and our country a part of Christian Europe. . . .

We recognize the role of Christianity in preserving our nationhood.

We are proud of our forefathers who struggled for survival, freedom, and independence of our country. . . .

We are proud that our people have battled for centuries to protect Europe and have, with their talent and diligence, enriched her common values. . . .

We undertake to preserve and nurture our legacy, the Hungarian culture, our unique language, the man-made and natural treasures of the Carpathian-basin. . . .

We profess that the most important frameworks for our coexistence are the family and the nation. . . .

We respect the achievements of our historic constitution and the Holy Crown, which embodies the continuity of the Hungarian constitutional state and the unity of the nation.”

l_809a0e84f39e48f0bf203f6d4f32954cWe are not in this world alone.  God, Mary, the angels and saints are right here with us.  Let us often turn to them in our needs, especially our need for the restoration of the Holy Roman Catholic Faith and Her Sacred Sacraments.

Traditional Catholic’s Pure Hearts

Traditional Family and Property Student Action has listed these 24 quotes about purity.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
– Matthew 5:8

 Saint John Bosco

“Holy Purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh.”
– Saint John Bosco

“We must be pure. I do not speak merely of the purity of the senses. We must observe great purity in our will, in our intentions, in all our actions.”
– Saint Peter Julian Eymard

“Those whose hearts are pure are the temples of the Holy Spirit.”
– Saint Lucy

“We must practice modesty, not only in our looks, but also in our whole deportment, and particularly in our dress, our walk, our conversation, and all similar actions.”
– Saint Alphonsus Liguori

“In the realm of evil thoughts none induces to sin as much as do thoughts that concern the pleasure of the flesh.”
– Saint Thomas Aquinas

“In temptations against chastity, the spiritual masters advise us, not so much to contend with the bad thought, as to turn the mind to some spiritual, or, at least, indifferent object. It is useful to combat other bad thoughts face to face, but not thoughts of impurity.”
– Saint Alphonsus Liguori

“Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity.”
– Saint Augustine

“More souls go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.”
– Our Lady of Fatima

“Filthy talk makes us feel comfortable with filthy action. But the one who knows how to control the tongue is prepared to resist the attacks of lust.”
– Saint Clement of Alexandria

“The man of impure speech is a person whose lips are but an opening and a supply pipe which hell uses to vomit its impurities upon the earth.”
– Saint John Vianney

“Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity.”
– Saint Jerome

“A pure soul is like a fine pearl. As long as it is hidden in the shell, at the bottom of the sea, no one thinks of admiring it. But if you bring it into the sunshine, this pearl will shine and attract all eyes. Thus the pure soul, which is hidden from the eyes of the world, will one day shine before the Angels in the sunshine of eternity.”
– Saint John Vianney

“The pure soul is a beautiful rose, and the Three Divine Persons descend from Heaven to inhale its fragrance.”
– Saint John Vianney

“Chastity is the lily of virtues, and makes men almost equal to Angels. Everything is beautiful in accordance with its purity. Now the purity of man is chastity, which is called honesty, and the observance of it, honor and also integrity; and its contrary is called corruption; in short, it has this peculiar excellence above the other virtues, that it preserves both soul and body fair and unspotted.”

– Saint Francis de Sales

“Humility is the safeguard of chastity. In the matter of purity, there is no greater danger than not fearing the danger. For my part, when I find a man secure of himself and without fear, I give him up for lost.  I am less alarmed for one who is tempted and who resists by avoiding the occasions, than for one who is not tempted and is not careful to avoid occasions. When a person puts himself in an occasion, saying, I shall not fall, it is an almost infallible sign that he will fall, and with great injury to his soul.”
– Saint Philip Neri

“Your good resolutions must not make you proud, but humble and diffident; you carry a large sum of gold about you, take care not to meet any highwaymen. In this life there is nothing certain: we are in a continual warfare, and, therefore, ought to be on our guard day and night. We sail in a tempestuous sea that threatens us on every side, and in a poor leaky vessel: the devil, who aims at nothing less than our destruction, never ceases to increase the storm, to overwhelm us thereby, if he can; hence it was that the Apostle gave this precaution, even to the virtuous: ‘Let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall’ (1 Cor. x.12).”
– Saint Jerome, Epistle to Saint Eustochium

“The state of grace is nothing other than purity, and it gives heaven to those who clothe themselves in it. Holiness, therefore, is simply the state of grace purified, illuminated, beautified by the most perfect purity, exempt not only from mortal sin but also from the smallest faults; purity will make saints of you! Everything lies in this!”
– Saint Peter Julian Eymard

“Chastity, or cleanness of heart, holds a glorious and distinguished place among the virtues, because she, alone, enables man to see God; hence Truth itself said, ‘Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.’”

– Saint Augustine

“There is no remedy so powerful against the heat of concupiscence as the remembrance of our Savior’s Passion. In all my difficulties I never found anything so efficacious as the wounds of Christ: In them I sleep secure; from them I derive new life.”
– Saint Augustine

“God bestows more consideration on the purity of the intention with which our actions are performed than on the actions themselves.”
– Saint Augustine

“He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor.”
– Saint Bede the Venerable

“You carry your snare everywhere and spread your nets in all places. You allege that you never invited others to sin. You did not indeed, by your words, but you have done so by your dress and your deportment.”
– Saint John Chrysostom

“Let your modesty be a sufficient incitement, yea, an exhortation to everyone to be at peace on their merely looking at you.”
– Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Lawrence Of Brindisi Led Crusade Against Muslims In Hungry 1601

In 1600, the sultan of Constantinople, Mohamed III (Mehmed), bragged that he would conquer Europe and use the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica as an animal trough for Turkish horses.  This sultan was already famous for having had his 19 brothers and half brothers executed to secure his power.  Over and over again, the Ottoman sultans kept attempting to conquer Catholic Europe.

14-lepanto-alvaro-de-bazan-300pxA few years before this, in 1571, Don Juan of Austria, with the help of God, Mary (The 15 decade Holy Rosary), the Catholic league and St. Pope Pius V, defeated the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto.217-Lepanto5

30 years later, Pope Clement VIII asked St. Lawrence of Brindisi, a Capuchin friar, to go to Germany to organize their princes into a crusade against the muslim attacks going on in Hungry.  He was very successful and organized the crucial resistance needed to save Europe.

hungary3.jpgAt this same time, Protestant Queen Elizabeth I, was courting the Ottoman turks to make an alliance with England.  She sent a jeweled musical organ to the sultan that had mechanical birds that sang as the organ was played.  It arrived on a large English gunship that the sultan studied and copied to use in his future battles to conquer more European Catholic territory.

246_LawrenceThe Battle of Stuhlweissenburg Hungry took place on October 11, 1601.  St. Lawrence led the battle on a horse carrying a large cross in front of the troops.  Again on October 14th of that same month, these Catholic forces, with St. Lawrence leading, had to fight the muslims in another battle and won.  

CrusaderChurchSt. Lawrence, when leading the troops in front into battle, was miraculously saved from all injury and claimed that all the success came from God and Mary.  The Catholic troops, numbering 18,000 men, way out numbered by 80,000 muslims.  The Turks, after suffering the loss of 30,000 men,  withdrew their army behind the Danube.

Many of the great saints, like St. Bernard of Clairvaux and St. King Louis the IX of France, organized and participated in the crusades.  St. Louis died on a crusade at Tunis North Africa on the 25th of August, 1270.

Whenever the crusades were led by holy people and all those envolved prayed and fasted, they had success.  Whenever they were unjust or doing evil sins, they lost.

life_louis_hiLet us pray to St. Lawrence of Brindisi, and all the other saints, to help all the Catholics (and others), who are at this very moment, suffering terribly under muslims all over the world.

Traditional Catholic Family Conversion, One Soul At A Time

Everyone of us would love to be able to say that every member of our family is a deeply converted follower of Jesus Christ as a traditional Catholic.  But the matter of fact is that they are not.  So, at times, we get discouraged and even despair of any conversion ever happening.

EcclesiaWednesday, one of the little boys at the Traditional Catholic Summer Catechism School, asked me to pray for his dad.  I asked him what was wrong.  He told me that he had been in an accident on his way to work and was in the hospital.  Of course we prayed, all of us for the well being of his dad.

Visitation_MAULBERTSCH, Franz AntonHis family lives directly behind St. Catherine’s Church.  I would always greet his dad and talk with him when ever I had a few free minutes.  But he never came to Holy Mass.  The little boy, his mom and sister belong to the Legion of Mary.

After hearing confession that day, I went over to the house to find out how his dad was doing.  I found him in his normal place, sitting in the chair outside his front door.  He still had his hospital band on his wrist.

He told me how serious the crash was and that his brother, who was going to work with him, was still in the hospital.  I told him we would continue to pray for his brother.

1456703_253570098132044_1756305275_nBut then I went on to explain to him that he could have died and gone to hell.  He was very open to talk with me and humbly admitted that that was true.  After a little while, I asked him if he wanted to go to confession.  He went and had not gone for a long time.

Later, I prayed with the whole family, so that they can begin to live as a holy family.  I have watched as the mother began wearing dresses to mass, going to the Legion of Mary with her son and daughter.  But when home, she dressed in pants.  I have seen their other teenage son and daughter badly dressed.  That day she was dressed immodestly.  I kindly explained to her the importance of all of them all being holy.  She politely listened.

paulvi-altar-chair-1964So, this morning, when I went over to help give out Holy Communion, I looked at their house and wondered if the dad would make it to Holy Mass.  It is easy to confess, but hard to change bad habits.  Well as I was giving out Holy Communion, he was there at the altar rail.  It gave me so much joy to be able to give him Holy Communion.  Let us pray for him, his family, and all those who have started to change, that they will not backslide or be ensnared by the devil again.  That they will by God’s grace, there effort and prayer stay close to God till death.

Their other teenage girl and boy still have a long way to go.  But, I would never have imagined that the dad would be at church and receiving Jesus.  Conversions usually are very slow and costly.  Let us keep on praying and working and remember to never get discouraged or  to despair.

1488094_293688644120189_113383214_nAnother dad, that I have been working with and whose little sons were at TCSCS, was also at the Latin Mass this morning too.  See, working with the children and young men and women does pay off.  It is so wonderful to be traditional Catholics and to help others to become one too.

“Never shall I weary of repentant sinners, nor cease from hoping their return, and the greater their distress, the greater My welcome. Does not a father love a sick child with special affection? Are not his care and solicitude greater? So is the tenderness and compassion of My Heart more abundant for sinners than for the just.”

~Our Lord to Sister Josefa Menéndez

12 Traditional Catholic Biblical Reasons To Love And Fear God

Love and Fear are two parts of our relationship with the True God.  Most people want a God who is pure love and lets you do what ever you want to do.  “Jesus loves me as I am.”  Very, very few, want to accept God as He really is.  Most will not obey Him or believe that there are consequences of disobeying Him.

Picture1Here again are some more quotes, straight out of the Bible, that support that we must, not only love God, but must also obey and fear Him.  God is Love and God loves us beyond understanding.  But God also punishes evil actions and disciplines those whom He loves.

purgatory12 2Please take some time to pray and meditate on these passages from the Bible.  Please do not be naive and construct a god according to your own image or imagination.  Let us be humble and admit that the Bible is correct and then conform our lives accordingly.

tumblr_static_sic-deus-dilexit-mundum_crop_iiOver and over again too, Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.  So if we believe that God is love and we love Him, we would want to obey all His commandments.

1) The fear of God is the beginning of his love: and the beginning of faith is to be fast joined unto it.  Eccl. 25:16.

2) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:39.


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3) Let us therefore love God, because God first hath loved us.  1 John 4:19.

4) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength. This is the first commandment.  Mark 12:30.

5) Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.  1 Peter 2:17.

6) There is nothing better than the fear of God:  Eccl. 23: 37.

7) The fear of God hath set itself above all things:  Eccl. 25: 14.

Merciful-Knight-Jones-Detail8) But be continually with a holy man, whomsoever thou shalt know to observe the fear of God,  Eccl. 37:15.

9) And the rest of his life was in joy, and with great increase of the fear of God he departed in peace.  Tobit 14:4.


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10) And give place to the fear of the most High: for the fear of God is all wisdom, and therein is to fear God, and the disposition of the law is in all wisdom.  Eccl. 19: 18.

11) The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin: there is no fear of God before his eyes. Psalm 35: 2.

12) Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been proved, he shall receive a crown of life, which God hath promised to them that love him. James 1:12.

We are so blessed to know the whole truth as traditional Catholics and not to be fooled by the passing values of the world and the devil.

Final Day of Traditional Catholic Vacation Summer School

We made it through 2 weeks of intense traditional Catholic studies of Gregorian Chant, Catholic values and morals, and altar boy training.

Here is how the boys turned out in the end.  Young traditional Bishops and Priestsphoto

Today we started off with a sacred Missa Cantata.  12 young men and boys had to be at church at 7:30 for practice.  They were all there and the Holy Mass was just that, “Holy”.   photoThe young ladies and girls sang beautifully in the choir. IMG_0438Many hungry children.  But many are spoiled and will not eat healthy oatmeal.photoOne more time, learning to read Gregorian music and to sing traditional Catholic songs.photoIt is Friday, so no pepperoni pizza, just plain cheese.  Remember traditional Catholic never eat meat on Friday.  The Novus Ordo rule is to not eat meat on Fridays, or if you do, then you need to make some other sacrifice.  Do any of you know Catholics actually making sacrifices on every Friday?????????  Better get back to no meat on Friday.photoAfter more sports.IMG_0450photoBeautiful modest happy girls.IMG_0462After the Holy Rosary, we always sang “Salve Regina” to Our Mother Mary.photoSurprise.  Ice cream cones for everyone to go home holy and happy.photoThanks to all the young men and women (parents too) who volunteered to made these two weeks possible.  I especially learned that boys cannot sit still.  So I had to adjust to that and do the best I could.  Also, if we left them by themselves to play, they usually started fighting and calling each others names.  So we just kept everyone together.  Also I learn to accept each one as an individual and try to help them grow at their own pace.  We ended the session by asking what they had learned.  It was a lot more than I could have hoped for.  Thanks be to God that we are traditional Catholics.

9th Day Of Traditional Catholic Summer Catechism School

At Traditional Catholic Summer Catechism School, we have been trying to learn to put God in first place in our lives and in how we pray and live.  So we begin altar boy practice for the Holy Latin Mass by prostrating on the floor adoring God.  The young men and boys really like praying that way.  We work on the ACTS way of praying.

photo1) Adore God not ourselves.

2) Contrition for all our sins we have committed today and during our lives.

3) Thanking God for life, our hearts beating, our lungs breathing, our eyes seeing, our ears hearing, our legs walking, our mind working.  For food, family, nature, animals.  For being traditional Catholics.

4) Supplications for all that we need and others need.  For the sick and dying.  For our Catholic Church.

Eucharist 3What we have noticed is that instead of adoring God, we have pushed Him into 3rd. place.  We have put ourselves in 1st. place by, 1) wanting what we want all the time, 2) by wanting to be the center of attention, by sinning and by talking and misbehaving in God’s presence because we want to do it.  We have put family, friends and what others think, in second place.  And maybe, if we are somewhat decent traditional Catholics, we have put God in 3rd. place.

photoThe girls practiced the game “telephone” to see if they really know how to listen to God and to others or if they are only interested in what they want to say.

We are going to end the school tomorrow with a Missa Cantata.  The boys continued to work hard on teaching and learning the Holy Latin Mass.photoBrothers teaching each other the correct Latin pronunciation and memorizing the prayers.photoHow to properly hold the paten is very important so that none of the specks of Jesus’ Body fall on the ground.  photoSome waiting patiently to go to music practice, they had already done their practice.photoThe little girls did a lot of drawing and coloring.photoEveryday the moms faithfully cooked lunch for the children.  Thank you moms.  Today we had hamburgers.  photophotoI have learned these two weeks to have great patience with the behavior of the young men and boys.  They are good but need to learn to be quiet in Church and when I am trying to teach them.  I feel very happy that we were able to learn so much, especially the Gregorian music and Latin Mass serving.  photoEach one of us has taken a long time to convert and stop sinning.  We need great patience and love as we plant the seeds of Traditional Catholic Truth in these young peoples hearts.  We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics.

8th Day of Traditional Catholic Summer School

We enjoyed celebrating Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Thank God for the Scapular.  After Holy Latin Mass, Breakfast, Altar boy training, confession, the young men and boys got to practice Gregorian Chant up in the Choir loft.  Choir lofts are the ONLY place for choirs.  The choir supports the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass, without making the singing of the Choir a performance.  Many choirs are the focus of attention and Jesus is ignored.

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The choir director, Daniel’s daughter Daniela celebrated her birthday today.  I gave her the blessing and all the girls sang “Esta Son Las Mananitas”.photophotophotophotoPlenty of exercising to get some of the energy out of the boys.photophotoThe Girls got their music and gregorian chant workshop too.IMG_0426.JPGThe young men and boys watched a video on St. Joseph.  It told them to be servants to their future families.  Also it reminded us that St. Joseph lived each day trusting God to take care of him, Mary and Jesus.  This was especially true when they were going through hard times like finding a place for Jesus to be born and when they had to go to Egypt.

We also had a talk about sexual purity with the young men.  St. Joseph is the perfect man to teach us men to be pure and treat women with respect.  It sure is hard to be traditional Catholics, but we would not want to be any other way.  It is the sure way to heaven.