10 More Wonderful Things About The Catholic Church Before Vatican II

A reader sent me a list to add on to mine.  This is all true.  WE LIVED IT.  WE SAW IT.  And WE HAVE SEEN IT DISAPPEAR.  No one can lie to us and say the Church is doing great today.  But we are doing our part to make it better.  And we are persecuted for it.  But it is well worth it.  Just look at the martyrs that came before us.

1462952_248808221941565_35869607_nAnd here are some more:
1. It was taken for granted that everyone abstained from meat on all Fridays and fasted during Lent. Public schools and national restaurant chains like McDonald’s served fish on Fridays.
2. Priests were always addressed respectfully by their last names, and we stood up when they entered the room.
3. Catholic schools had holidays on Holy Days of Obligation and nobody thought it was odd if kids took the day off from public school.
4. We made the sign of the cross when we passed a Catholic church. Men tipped their hats.
5. You did not have to search for the confessionals. They were prominent, and there were many hours for confession offered.
6. One of the most popular shows on TV was a Catholic bishop preaching (Bishop
Fulton Sheen).
7. Clergy were the heroes of films (e.g. The Bells of St Mary’s,) never the villains.
8. At the end of every low Mass we prayed for the end of Communism in Russia (Hail Mary, Hail Holy Queen, St Michael the Archangel) et al.) And our prayers were answered!
9. Parents would always check the Legion of Decency ratings before going to, or allowing children to go, to a movie.
10. Parishioners took a pledge annually to abide by the Legion of Decency. Movie producers knew it, too, and often toned down their films to as not to get an “X” rating.

12 Bad Things I Experienced Concerning Holy Communion Since Vatican II

One of the greatest sacrileges since Vatican II is how Jesus, (God), truly present in Holy Communion, is treated all over the world.

1) Particles of Jesus’ Body trampled on.  When people receive Holy Communion in the hand, particles remain on their palms and then fall on the church floor where everyone tramples on then everyday.  Next time you receive Holy Communion in the hand, wear black gloves and you will see exactly what I mean.  Even when this is said, people continue to receive God in the hand and walk all over Him.

Holy Communion_holy cardOne of the things I most regret as a priest is being obliged by the bishops of the United States to give Holy Communion in the hand.  The pope, bishops, and we priests, are going to have to explain to Jesus why we let His Body particles be trampled on.  This all happened when Rome gave an Indult (not a right, but permission) to countries where priests started breaking the rule and giving Holy Communion in the hand to please protestants (who protest that that is not truly God in Holy Communion).   All the people who have been told this and still receive in the hand will have to answer to God for it.

When giving Holy Communion in the Latin Mass, an altar boy puts a paten under the chin of the communicant as he receives.  Very often I see large particles of the Host on the paten.  I then wipe them off into the chalice after giving out Holy Communion.

holy_mass_elevation_christ_crucified2) Long lines of Catholics receiving Holy Communion.  Before Vatican II there were long lines for confession and short lines for Holy Communion.  Now, almost all present in the mass, go up for Holy Communion and very few go on a regular basis to confession.

3) Consecrated Hosts on the ground.   Several times I have actually found the Sacred Host on the ground.  People have brought me hosts they found in kleenexes.  Many people have told me about finding it in the gutter outside the church or on bathroom floors.  It is much harder to “throw Jesus out” when you receive Him on the tongue.

Phoenix SSPX First Holy Communion4) Holy Communion given to protestants, muslims and a dog.  I had to take the host away from a muslim that the Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister gave to her.  Many people, who are not Catholics, take Communion at funerals and weddings.  I was at a retreat where the priest gave communion (made out of Bisquick that has other ingredients than flour and water in it) to a protestant who then gave half of it to his dog.   The dog did not eat it and actually spit it out on to the ground.

5) The Precious Blood spilled.  Many times I have seen the Precious Blood spilled on the ground, and purificators soaked with blood.  At the Instillation Mass of Bishop Cordileone to the Oakland Diocese (before he became Archbishop of San Francisco), a deacon, some how, spelt the Precious Blood all over his alb.  He continued to walk down the main isle to where he was to give out the Precious Blood dripping the Blood all over the floor of the Oakland Cathedral.  People were wiping it up with their kleenexes.

6) A Bishop screaming at people for kneeling to receive Holy Communion.  Many times I had to experience the horrible abuse of people by them being screamed at and told to stand up when they knelt to receive Holy Communion.  (Before the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) allowed the bishop or priest to correct people for kneeling to receive.  The last edition removed that terrible part.) He also yelled at someone to stop kneeling for thanksgiving after everyone had received Holy Communion.

7) Altar Cloths full of particles of the Body of Christ.  In Mexico, the altar cloth was green for “ordinary” time.  I could see so many particles of Jesus all over it.  I tried to eat them all.  Here in the USA, every time one of the real big Host is broken, all sorts of particles shoot all over the altar cloth and floor.

5 - Adoration of the Eucharist, by Jeronimo Jacinto Espinosa, 16508) A priest calling a woman a “cookie worshipper”.   My friend who would adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament was called by a priest in my diocese a “cookie worshipper”.  That is what protestants call us Catholics because they say we are not adoring Jesus because He is not in the Host, instead we are only worshiping a “wafer”.  Jesus says in the Gospel of St. John Chapter 6, “This is my Body, This is My Blood”.  Who are we to correct Jesus.  He also said this in Matthew, Mark and Luke at the Last Supper.

9) Abuse of people who receive Holy Communion on the tongue.  A teenager girl friend of mine had the Host jammed into her tongue for kneeling and put out her tongue.  Many others were treated very badly and not given Holy Communion unless they received it in the hand and standing.

10) Jesus put in the closet.  At my brothers parish in Hollister California, for a long time Jesus was in a tabernacle way far away and in a tiny space.  In so many Catholic churches  you can no longer find Jesus in the Blessed Tabernacle.

11) No genuflection for Jesus in the Tabernacle.  Over and over again I see children, youth and adults make NO genuflection when walking in front of the tabernacle.  Some will make a sort of bow toward the altar and sometimes the Real Presence of Jesus in the tabernacle.

Séminaire de Caen12) Receiving Jesus In Holy Communion in Mortal Sin.  People have been told that all they need to do, when committing a mortal sin, is to tell God they are sorry.  It is extremely important to know that it is a very grave sacrilege to to receive Holy Communion without going to confession after a mortal sin.  St. Theresa of Avila says that the soul becomes dark and full of monsters (devils) after one mortal sin.  So when you receive Jesus in this condition, you force God to have to come into your demon filled soul.  I explain it this way. How would anyone feel if I were to dunk them in a septic tank full of poop.  They would be, understandingly, full of anger at me and would never forgive me for doing such terrible thing to them.  Yet it is a billion times worse to subject Jesus to our stenching soul full of vile sins.

Satan Before the Lord_GIAQUINTO, CorradoEach one of us traditional Catholic can make their own long list of spiritual horror stories.  We should keep telling them, because people think everything is just fine.  But looking at the Catholic Church from a God point of view, says just the opposite.

But we are not to be discouraged.  There still are some good bishops, priests, religious and people.  We just tell the spiritual horror stories to help change the situation and to help our Church become the Spotless Bride of Christ again.

20 Things I Experience In The Catholic Church Before Vatican II

A young man was listening to me talk to someone about the problems in the our Catholic Church.  He asked me; “What is wrong in the Catholic Church?”

This young man is too young to know how great the Catholic Church was before Vatican II.  Most people were not born then to know how healthy the Church was before.  All they have is now and no experience with what it was like in the Church before 1965.  They assume that the Church was always as it is now and that this is normal.  No, it is not normal.

triumph of the Church_ANDREA DA FIRENZEI did live before that time and am a living witness of how things were.  Here is a list of 20 things I experience then.

1) Many many vocations to the priesthood.  Full Seminaries and more being built.

2) Many many young priest.  Most parishes had a lot of priests.  Very few were homosexuals.

3) Everywhere I traveled, Mexico, Europe, Canada there was only one Tridentine Latin Mass.

4) Many many vocations to the religious life.  More and more convents were being built.

5) Nuns wore full habit and could be identified in public.

6) Many many Catholic schools taught by priests and nuns.

Winter Landscape with a Church_FRIEDRICH, Caspar David7) Beautiful church buildings that attracted you to go in and pray before the Blessed Sacrament.  (You could easily find Jesus in the Tabernacle on the High Main Altar and the red vigil lamp).

8) Most Catholics attended the Latin Mass with quiet devotion.

9) Everyone went to Holy Mass in their Sunday best.

10) All women and girls covered their heads with a veil or hat.

11) Women wore dresses to Holy Mass.

12) It was extremely rare to know of any divorced Catholics.

13) All families had a lot of happy children.

14) There were no sex abuse law suits.  (Sad to say there was some sexual abuse).

15) Catholics respected the Pope, bishops, priests and religious.

16) It was unheard of to live together before marriage in the church.

17) Most people went to confession often.

Blessed_Sacrament_fruit_wreath_detail_thumb18) All Catholics believed in the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

19) Catholics believe that the Catholic Church was the Only True Church founded by Jesus Christ.

20) Children knew their faith by studying the Baltimore Catechism (In the USA).

These were the Fruits of the Holy Spirit God produced before Vatican II.  No one can lie to me.  I personally experienced these fruits.  All of you, who are older, tell the true story to others who have absolutely no idea how wonderful the Church was before and how bad things have become since Vatican II.  All the young people know is what they experience today.  They think this is normal.

BlessedVirginMary 2The Catholic Church had problems before Vatican II.  In fact, there have been problems ever since Jesus founded it.  But it was way way better before and I lived those days and remember very well how everything began to change and get worse and worse.

We traditional Catholics are here to scream out loudly that there is a terrible virus, infection (progressive modernism) infecting the Church.  We pray and work to restore to health God’s beloved Catholic Church.  Yes the Gates of Hell will never prevail against Her, but we are the ones, with God’s help, to fight against the devils and the evil people who want to destroy the Mystical Body of Christ.

Jewish Rejection of Jesus Causes Temple To Be Destroyed Forever

Through out the Gospels and in particular the Passion Narrative, the rejection of Jesus by the Jews is very obvious.  Jesus foretells this in the parable of the vineyard and the tenants who kill the Son in order to get the Son’s inheritance (Jews).  Jesus says that the King will destroy those tenants and lease it out to other tenants (Gentiles).

destructionof3rdtempleJesus also foretold that the Jewish Temple would be destroyed for rejecting Him and that not a stone would be left upon a stone.  He also told the Samaritan woman that there would no longer be worship in Jerusalem or Samaria, but worship of the Father in Spirit and truth.  John 4: 23.  The Romans destroyed the Temple in 70 AD.

St. Chrysostom says that the destruction of Jerusalem was not just from the power of the Romans, but God’s special providence.  He wanted to stop the animal sacrifices of the Old Covenant that had been replaced by His Son Jesus’ New Covenant when He sacrificed on the Cross and continues this Holy Sacrifice at every Mass.   “As a physician, by breaking the cup, prevents his patient from indulging his appetite in a noxious draught; so God withheld the Jews from their sacrifices by destroying the whole city itself, and making the place inaccessible to all of them.”  St. John Chrysostom.

After Constantine’s death, the Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate wanted to help the Jews rebuild their temple to make animal sacrifices agains.  He did this to show that the Catholic teaching that we are the New People of God was wrong and that the sacrifice of Jesus was not the New Covenant.

When they attempted to do this, earthquakes, storms and actual fire balls stopped them from do this.  “This, however, is invariably affirmed and believed by all, that as they strove to force their way in by violence, the <Fire>, which burst from the foundations of the temple, met and stopped them, and one part it burnt and destroyed, and another it desperately maimed, leaving them a living monument of God’s wrath against sinners.” St. Gregory Nazianzen  Julian the Apostate died two years later.

510371-Dome_BST.jpg.540xThen in 689, the muslims build the Dome of the Rock on what the Knights Templars claim was the site of the Temple of Solomon.  So Jesus’ prediction has remained true and there will we no reconstruction of the Jewish Temple.  Many protestants support Israel because the incorrectly say that the second coming of Jesus will only happen when the temple is rebuilt.

Dome_of_Rock_Mt_Olives_2.jpg.540xThe Catholic Church is the new Living Temple (Mystical Body of Christ) not built by human hands and is a living temple.  This Living Temple can never be destroyed or replaced.  It can be disfigured, undermined, but never destroyed.  We traditional Catholics are here to purify and glorify this Holy Temple, the Holy Catholic Church.  We are also here to continue the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus Christ in an un-bloody form in the Sacred Mass of All Ages.

What You Can Do To Keep Traditional Catholic Holy Week HOLY

As the name states, “Holy Week”, this is a very important time of the year for us Catholics to keep holy.  Many graces are being offered to us in this holy time as we relive the Glory, Passion, Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Palm Sunday.  This day we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to exclamations of “Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord”.

ottawa palm sunday vJesusentersjerusalem_HAYDON, Benjamin RobertWe start Holy Week with the reading of the Gospel of Jesus entering into Jerusalem and the blessing of the Palms, everyone receives one while 1) genuflecting and 2) kissing the priests hand and 3) kissing the Blessed Palm.  Then we join in with the solemn procession with the blessed palms, out in public, to remind them and us of the kingly entrance our Messiah Jesus made to start His passion.  This is followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the passion of Jesus according to St. Matthew being read.

Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Try to make the daily Latin mass.

Santi di Tito -Vision of St. Thomas Aquinas 1593, San Marco, FirenzeHoly Thursday.  On the night before Jesus died, He celebrated the Last Supper, (The Jewish Passover Meal) with His disciples.  His apostle Judas leaves to betray Jesus.  Then after singing the Psalms, Jesus left with them to the Garden of Gethsemani where He would pray and go through His agony to the point of sweating blood.  It was here that the betrayer Judas brought the guards to arrest Him.  He was then brought before Caiphas the high priest, scribes and ancients so that they could come up with (false) evidence to have Him put to death.  Here they spit in His face, buffeted Him and ridiculed Him.

GiottoLastSupperMake every effort to go the the Mass of the Last Supper where the apostles have their feet washed and Jesus gives us His Body and Blood and the Passover Lamb in the New Covenant.  The Mass ends with the procession of the Holy Eucharist to the Altar of Repose where we adore Jesus truly present in the Host.  We try to at least watch one hour with Jesus in His agony.

Good Friday.  Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate to be condemned to death.  Even though Pilate proclaimed Him innocent, he turned Him over to the guards to be scourged. He was then condemned to death by crucifixion by the Jewish leaders and the crowds.  They said, “Let the blood of Him be on us and on our children”.  He carried the cross to Calvary.  After three hours of torture, He died on the cross.  Then He was buried.

Cross_Jesus Meets Veronica_CALIARI, CarloIn union with Jesus Passion, we fast with two meals and abstain from all meat.  Try to not work or do anything from 12 pm till after the passion ceremony.  Be sure to go to the 3 pm ceremony.  It is not the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  There you can relive Jesus’ passion as the Gospel of St John is read.  Then you can, with great reverence, kiss the crucifix asking Jesus to forgive you for crucifying Him.  Then you can humbly receive Holy Communion.

Holy Saturday.  This day we keep by morning the death of Jesus as if we were really present at His tomb.  We do the least activities possible, (only what is necessary to celebrate the Joyful Easter the next day).  Try to avoid stores and superficial activities.  For those who can, go to the Easter Vigil Solemn High Latin Mass that evening.  It is one of the most beautiful masses of the whole year.  It is very long with the 1) Blessing of the New Fire, 2) Blessing of the Paschal Candle, 3) Procession and singing of the Exultet, 4) Listening to the 5 Lessons from the Prophets, 5) Praying the Litanies, 6) Blessing the Baptismal Water, 7) Renewal of you Baptismal Promises, 8) First Solemn Mass of Easter.

Burial of Christ_DUCCIO di BuoninsegnaEaster.  Jesus was tortured to death and was in the tomb from Friday afternoon till early Sunday morning when He rose from the dead.  This is the day to rejoice and be glad.  Dress in you very best for Jesus.  Go early to Holy Latin Mass if you did not go to the Vigil mass the night before.  And if you did, go to mass again.  Reflect on the great Victory Jesus won for us over the devil, death and enslavement to sin.  We are free children of God.  Spend time eating slowly with friends and family.  Especially invite those who are alone and have no one to celebrate this great feast with.  Spend so time in prayer and if possible some time meditating and talking with Jesus Resurrected in the Blessed Sacrament.  The greatest miracle ever to happen in the history of Mankind is Jesus resurrection from the dead after all the Jews, soldiers and disciples witnessed him in the grave from Friday till Sunday Morning.  This is why we are followers of Jesus.

Jesus Appearing to the Three Marys_LA HIRE, Laurent deLet us make every effort to leave the world, television, Facebook, computer, shopping and talking to enter into God’s holy time.  This week is time to spend a lot of time everyday at church.  We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and know that Jesus suffered, died and rose to forgive our sins and give us a new life in Him.

Traditional Catholic Palm Sunday Gospel To Print Up To Be Read Along With Latin

Here is the Passion of Christ read on Palm Sunday from the Gospel of St. Matthew 26: 36-75; 27: 1-52. so if you would like, you can print it up and have available for the people to read along while the priest is reading the Gospel in Latin.   You just need to copy it and put it into a word document and print it and photocopy as many as people will be coming to Palm Sunday Latin Mass.

Passion_HOLBEIN, Hans the YoungerTHE PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF SAINT MATTHEW (26: 36-75,  27:1-52)

At that time, Jesus came with them into a country place which is called Gethsemani. And he said to his disciples: “Sit you here, till I go yonder and pray.” And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. Then he saith to them: “My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay you here and watch with me.” And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying and saying: “My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt.”

And he cometh to his disciples and findeth them asleep. And he saith to Peter: “What? Could you not watch one hour with me? Watch ye: and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Again the second time, he went and prayed, saying: “My Father, if this chalice may not pass away, but I must drink it, thy will be done.” And he cometh again and findeth them sleeping: for their eyes were heavy. And leaving them, he went again: and he prayed the third time, saying the selfsame word. Then he cometh to his disciples and said to them: “Sleep ye now and take your rest. Behold the hour is at hand: and the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise: let us go. Behold he is at hand that will betray me.”

As he yet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the ancients of the people. And he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying: “Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he. Hold him fast.” And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: “Hail, Rabbi.” And he kissed him. And Jesus said to him: “Friend, whereto art thou come?” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and held him. And behold one of them that were with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, drew out his sword: and striking the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear. Then Jesus saith to him: “Put up again thy sword into its place: for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me presently more than twelve legions of angels? How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be done?”

In that same hour, Jesus said to the multitudes: “You are come out, as it were to a robber, with swords and clubs to apprehend me. I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple: and you laid not hands on me.” Now all this was done that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples, all leaving him, fled. But they holding Jesus led him to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and the ancients were assembled.

And Peter followed him afar off, even to the court of the high priest, And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the end. And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death. And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses: And they said: “This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and after three days to rebuild it.” And the high priest rising up, said to him: “Answerest thou nothing to the things which these witness against thee?” But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said to him: “I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ the Son of God.” Jesus saith to him: “Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God and coming in the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest rent his garments, saying: “He hath blasphemed: What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy. What think you?” But they answering, said: “He is guilty of death.

Then did they spit in his face and buffeted him. And others struck his face with the palms of their hands, Saying: “Prophesy unto us, O Christ. Who is he that struck thee?” But Peter sat without in the court. And there came to him a servant maid, saying: “Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean.” But he denied before them all, saying: “I know not what thou sayest.” And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him; and she saith to them that were there: “This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth.” And again he denied with an oath: “I know not the man.” And after a little while, they came that stood by and said to Peter: “Surely thou also art one of them. For even thy speech doth discover thee.” Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man. And immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which he had said: Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly.

And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to death. And they brought him bound and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, Saying: “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” But they said: “What is that to us? Look thou to it.” And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and went and hanged himself with an halter.

But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: “It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood.” And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter’s field, to be a burying place for strangers. For this cause that field was called Haceldama, that is, the field of blood, even to this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel. And they gave them unto the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed to me.

And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying: “Art thou the king of the Jews?” Jesus saith to him: “Thou sayest it.” And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing. Then Pilate saith to him: “Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee?” And he answered him to never a word, so that the governor wondered exceedingly.

Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would. And he had then a notorious prisoner that was called Barabbas. They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: “Whom will you that I release to You: Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ?” For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, saying: “Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.” But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people that they should ask Barabbas and make Jesus away.

And the governor answering, said to them: “Whether will you of the two to be released unto you?” But they said: “Barabbas.” Pilate saith to them: “What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ?” They say all: “Let him be crucified.” The governor said to them: “Why, what evil hath he done?” But they cried out the more, saying: “Let him be crucified.”

And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: “I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it.” And the whole people answering, said: “His blood be upon us and upon our children.”

Then he released to them Barabbas: and having scourged Jesus, delivered him unto them to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band. And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him. And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying: “Hail, King of the Jews.” And spitting upon him, they took the reed and struck his head. And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him and put on him his own garments and led him away to crucify him.

And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced to take up his cross.

And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary. And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink. And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: They divided my garments among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots. And they sat and watched him. And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Then were crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand and one on the left. And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, And saying: “Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.” In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and ancients, mocking said: “He saved others: himself he cannot save. If he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross: and we will believe him. He trusted in God: let him now deliver him if he will have him. For he said: I am the Son of God.” And the selfsame thing the thieves also that were crucified with him reproached him with.

Now from the sixth hour, there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: “Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani?” That is, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” And some that stood there and heard said: “This man calleth Elias.” And immediately one of them running took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and put it on a reed and gave him to drink. And the others said: “Let be. Let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him.” And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom: and the earth quaked and the rocks were rent. And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city and appeared to many.

Human (Sex) Trafficking is caused by Sin, Drugs, False Religion (muslim), Poverty

Human sex trafficking is a terrible problem to be contended with and stopped.  But many liberals are against it while not condemning the sins that cause it.  So I want to condemn human sex trafficking and the sins that contribute to it.

Islamic-Apartheid-300x207Here in the United States, I would have to say that, the main cause of human trafficking is getting young women and other women on drugs and then controlling them to be used as prostitutes.  I see this here in Phoenix.  I think it should be called, Human and Sex Industry Trafficking.  Some thing very important to know, is that the drug meth, is used to heighten sexual pleasure.  So drug and sex abuse go hand in hand.

As pornography viewing has grown in unheard of numbers, men want to indulge in what they have viewed and abuse women as sex objects.  This also comes from the regular movies and rap songs about sex.

In the Third World, I would assume that much human and sex trafficking comes from muslim kidnapping and from recruiting poor girls and women into the trafficking.  Poor girls and women are promised a wonderful life in an other place or country.  Once they go, they are held and used and abused.

So as we look at this terrible crime against children, women and some men, we need to realize that it again comes from sin.

1) The sin of the false muslim religion.  The muslim religion was begun by a man who abused women.  If you study the history of muslim wars, upon conquering a place, they would systematically rape boys, girls, men and women.  They would keep the boys and men to be slaves, and the girls and women were put into their harems.  Even today, in many place in the world, the military abuse and rape captive women, (more than likely children too?).

Lucifer_Becomes_Satan2) Sexual sins.   All sexual sins contribute to sexual exploitation.  That is why sex is only to be, as God meant it to be, between a married man and woman to bring into the world and Church, new children.  The sins of men watching pornography and women dressing so immodestly also contributes to the horrible objectification of women seen as sex objects to be used.

3) The sin of drug abuse.  Recreational drug use is also a huge contributor to human sex trafficking.  So many people justify the use of marijuana.  This drug does lead to the use of other drugs.  All drugs, other than prescribed by a doctor, (and not the abuse of pain medication), cause crime and a morally weak society.

4) The sin of greed.  Greed and wars keeps people in poverty.  When people are greedy, they always want more and more.  All of God’s gifts are for everyone, not just the few rich.  They need to share and pay fair wages.  Many people get rich from causing wars and selling arms to keep them going.

Lent Index 16On April 10, 2014, Catholic World News did a report on Human Trafficking in Pakistan.

Lahore (Agenzia Fides) – Each year about a thousand girls belonging to Christian and Hindu religious minorities are kidnapped, converted and forced into Islamic marriage: this is the disconcerting phenomenon that occurs in the Pakistani society. A new Report sent to Fides Agency, prepared by the “Solidarity and Peace Movement” – coalition of NGOs, associations and institutions including the “Justice and Peace” Commission of the Pakistani Bishops – confirms the figures released in recent years by Fides Agency: an estimated 700 cases per year involve Christian women, 300 Hindu girls. And if these are the officially reported cases, “the true extent of the problem is probably much bigger, since many cases are not reported”, explains the Report, sent to Fides, titled: “Forced marriages and forced conversions in the Christian community of Pakistan”.
The text illustrates exemplary cases of Christian women especially in Punjab and of Hindu women in Sindh. We are talking about girls between 12 and 25 years of age, from poor families and low social classes. The few cases, because very often complaints are not filed for fear of threats, that come to court, the girls who are intimidated and abused, claim to have converted and married freely, and the case is closed. “Under the custody of the kidnapper, she may suffer sexual violence, forced prostitution, domestic abuse and beatings, if not human trafficking”, notes the text.”  Read Here.

image0088Wikipedia has a comment on human slavery and trafficking: See Source Here.

According to the U.S. State Department:

Saudi Arabia is a destination for men and women from South and East Asia and East Africa trafficked for the purpose of labor exploitation, and for children from Yemen, Afghanistan, and Africa trafficking for forced begging. Hundreds of thousands of low-skilled workers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Kenya migrate voluntarily to Saudi Arabia; some fall into conditions of involuntary servitude, suffering from physical and sexual abuse, non-payment or delayed payment of wages, the withholding of travel documents, restrictions on their freedom of movement and non-consensual contract alterations. The Government of Saudi Arabia does not comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.[143]   

We as traditional Catholics abhor any abuse of boys, girls, men and women.  We ask God’s forgiveness for our sins in the Catholic Church.  We pray and work to protect everyone from these sins that cry out to God for vengeance.  But we also condemn all sins that contribute to human sexual trafficking.  It is so sad what is happening in the world to girls, boys, women and men because people will not obey God’s Divine Laws.  We commit ourselves to try to obey God’s laws and pray for the conversion of those who do not.

Bishop Jugis Comments on Charlotte Catholic High School North Carolina

In first statement Charlotte’s bishop expresses ‘shock’ over ‘lack of charity’

040914-bishop-jugis-croiser2CHARLOTTE — In a statement issued today, Bishop Peter J. Jugis called the controversy over a recent presentation on human sexuality at Charlotte Catholic High School “a difficult time” that has caused everyone “a great deal of pain.”

The all-school assembly March 21 featured a presentation by Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican from Nashville, Tenn., and a frequent speaker in the Diocese of Charlotte. Sister Jane spoke on “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” which explained Catholic teaching about gender using Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

Sister Jane’s March 21 address to students, which was arranged by Father Matthew Kauth, the school’s chaplain, was based on a series of instructional videos she created for Aquinas College in Nashville where she is an associate professor. She has a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

Sister Jane spent about half of her hour-long talk on homosexuality, including attributing a correlation between the decline of fatherhood in America and the rise in homosexuality. That drew the ire of students and parents over the past three weeks, boiling over in a meeting April 2 at the high school with more than 900 parents present.

In his statement, Bishop Jugis said, “I am shocked to hear the disturbing reports of a lack of charity and respect at the parents’ meeting, and outside the meeting in conversations and in social media. There simply is no room in the Catholic Church for such displays of uncharitableness and disrespect. If we have failed in this regard let us make amends to God and neighbor. Even when we disagree, that disagreement should be expressed respectfully in love.”

Bishop Jugis also emphasized in his statement, “All of our Catholic schools are committed to hold and teach the Catholic faith in its fullness and with integrity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church contains an explanation of our faith and is accessible to all.”

Bishop Jugis’ full statement, issued April 9, follows:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The past few weeks have been very difficult for Charlotte Catholic High School. We have all experienced a great deal of pain. During this difficult time I want to express my support and encouragement for all the parents, students, staff and faculty at the high school. We must move forward toward healing with charity, the hallmark of our Christian life.

Different viewpoints regarding Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel’s presentation to students on March 21, 2014, have been discussed in a variety of venues.

At the parent meeting on April 2, 2014, many expressed concern about the lack of advanced communication with parents regarding the subject matter of the assembly. Apologies were made at the meeting for that lack of advanced communication.

The content of the Church’s moral teaching was not raised as a matter of contention at the parent meeting. All of our Catholic schools are committed to hold and teach the Catholic faith in its fullness and with integrity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church contains an explanation of our faith and is accessible to all.

During this difficult time I support the continued work of Fr. Matthew Kauth, the chaplain; Mrs. Angela Montague and Mr. Steve Carpenter, the assistant principals; and Mr. Randy Belk, the dean of students; and all they are doing for our Charlotte Catholic High School students. All of us are indebted to them.

I am shocked to hear the disturbing reports of a lack of charity and respect at the parents’ meeting, and outside the meeting in conversations and in social media. There simply is no room in the Catholic Church for such displays of uncharitableness and disrespect. If we have failed in this regard let us make amends to God and neighbor. Even when we disagree, that disagreement should be expressed respectfully in love.

We ask the Lord Jesus Christ for His mercy and His healing as we approach the celebrations of Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection. Please be assured of our continued dedication to the mission to teach and live the truth of the Catholic faith at our Charlotte Catholic High School.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis

Bishop of Charlotte  Updated: April 9, 2014

Definition of Homo-fascism and Silencing of Sister Jane Laurel

One of my friends emailed me this definition of Homo-fascism.  How sad to say it is so true.  We can see this in the Charlotte Catholic High School drama for their chaplain, Fr. Matthew Kauth and in the action taken by Aquinas College to discipline Sr. Jane Laurel.
christianslionsHo⦁mo⦁fasc⦁ism,  |  hō mō faSH izǝm   noun.
a way of organizing a society in which 
homosexualists impose their agenda with which
no one is allowed to disagree or have any appeal
to the contrary without being subjected to severe
consequences of ridicule, slander, libel, fines,
public demonstrations, distortions, denial of free
speech rights. loss of employment, and having 
the word “hate” attached to you in some form.
Nonetheless, we continue to love them.  But we love God above all things and obey His Laws no matter what the consequences.  After all, we are in for the eternal long run.  All things here are passing.

040214-sister-jane2Dominican nun at heart of Charlotte Catholic controversy takes leave from teaching

Sister Jane Dominic Laurel withdraws from all speaking engagements, takes leave from teaching at Aquinas College

CHARLOTTE — The Dominican sister who gave a presentation on sexuality to students at Charlotte Catholic High School that sparked controversy among students and parents last month is taking a sabbatical from teaching and cancelling her other speaking engagements.

The presentation March 21 by Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel of Nashville, Tenn., entitled “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” drew the ire of hundreds of students and parents over the past two weeks, and their emotions boiled over during a parents meeting with school and diocesan leaders Wednesday night.

Sister Jane has a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, and her presentation at Charlotte Catholic was based on a series of instructional videos she created for Aquinas College in Nashville where she is an associate professor. She gave similar talks to youths and parents at St. Mark Church in Huntersville on March 23 and gave a related talk at Charlotte Catholic High School last fall.

In an April 4 statement, the president of Aquinas College defended the school’s curriculum and Sister Jane’s credentials as a theologian, but acknowledged that the portion of Sister Jane’s presentation of social science data about the alleged causes of same-sex attraction – which prompted many of the concerns from parents and students – was outside the scope of her academic background.

Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith’s statement reads, in full:

“The events around the recent talk by Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P. in Charlotte, NC have produced a great deal of speculation from many sides. Among the commentators, there are few who were actually present to hear the talk, which was not recorded.

“It is the firm belief of Aquinas College that all men and women are created in God’s image and likeness and are made with a capacity to love and be loved. The College supports the Catholic Church’s teachings which are open to the diverse needs and desires of all, which must be considered in light of eternal truths.

“We support and affirm that every man and woman, regardless of his or her state in life, deserve respect, and that the health of any culture is gauged according to the capacity of its members to uphold their own beliefs while respecting the beliefs of others. The College’s patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, was known for his ability to thoughtfully consider all things and retain what is true, regardless of the source of that truth.

“We believe it is our privilege to bring the best aspects of our faith tradition to bear on the moral and cultural questions of the present age. In her presentation, Sister Jane Dominic spoke clearly on matters of faith and morals. Her deviation into realms of sociology and anthropology was beyond the scope of her expertise. Sister is a trained theologian from a Pontifical University and has the credentials to contribute to scholarly bodies of work. This she has done in the past with distinction. The unfortunate events at Charlotte Catholic High School are not representative of the quality of Sister’s academic contributions or the positive influence that she has had on her students. The students at Charlotte Catholic were unprepared, as were their parents, for the topic that Sister was asked to deliver. The consequence was a complete misrepresentation of the school’s intention to bring a message that would enlighten and bring freedom and peace.

“There are no words that are able to reverse the harm that has been caused by these comments. The community of Aquinas College is saddened by this extreme outcome and wishes to reiterate that this is not something the College condones or desires to create. There is division where there should be unity. The events and discussions that have transpired over the last two weeks reflect that there is something in this that surpasses an ordinary high school assembly.

Sister Jane Dominic has cancelled her speaking engagements and, at her request, is preparing to begin a sabbatical from teaching at Aquinas College. It is our sincere hope that the community of Charlotte Catholic High School will soon begin a process of healing and renewal, and that all who have been affected by this event will be drawn into profound reconciliation as we approach this great season that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

Among the speaking dates she has cancelled, Sister Jane has withdrawn from speaking at the 2014 Diocesan Youth Conference at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville in May.

— Patricia L. Guilfoyle, editor