40 Days For Life Phoenix Sept. 24 to Nov. 2

Once again there will be a 40 Days For Life starting Sept. 24th here in Phoenix.  It will be held atThe Family Planning Assoc. 1331 N. 7th. St. Phoenix Arizona.

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We had an organizing meeting Tuesday afternoon.  Fr. David Kemna FSSP was there.

photoHe has taken the place of the late Fr. Kenneth Walker at Mater Misericordiae Mission.  It was a joy to talk with him and have him here with us in Phoenix.  He is doing his part to maintain traditional Catholicism.  Welcome Fr. Kemna to Phoenix.  photoYou can see in this photo Fr. Walker and Fr. Terra in the 40 Days For Life.

After the meeting I was invited to have dinner with Fr. Walkers parents who are here in Phoenix to pack up Fr. Walker’s possessions and take them back to Kansas.  Although it was sad, we had a great discussion about him and the condition of the Catholic Church.

Mr. Walker said that his son has had effect on lives all over the world, where ever they had lived as a family, or where he had studied, (including Canada and Europe).  His mother showed me the traditional vestments she had made for him and the one in which he had been ordained.  The parish where they go do not have their own vestments, so they are going to donate them to be used there.

photoAs we murder millions of pre born babies, it is NO wonder we can murder priests and anyone else we do not value.  Thank God we are traditional Catholics, value the gift of life  and work to save innocent lives.

Satanic Black Mass Still Scheduled So Bishop Slattery Of Tulsa Ok. Asks For Novena Starting Today, Aug. 6 Thru 14

BISHOP SLATTERY ASKS CATHOLICS TO OFFER EXTRAORDINARY NOVENA

IN RESPONSE TO NO MOVE TO CANCEL BLACK MASS IN OKLAHOMA

Article may be found at http://www.aleteia.org/en/religion/article/with-no-move-to-cancel-black-mass-oklahoma-bishop-calls-for-fasting-5884637620469760?

rebel_angels_rubens2Excerpt from article:

With no apparent willingness on the city’s part to cancel the event, Bishop Slattery asked his Tulsa flock to make a keep the nine days prior to the Feast of the Assumption as an “extraordinary period of prayer and penance,” abstaining from all meat from Aug. 6-14.

“I am also asking that you consecrate your hunger with a daily recitation of a decade of the rosary and the familiar Prayer to Saint Michael,” he said, adding the encouragement to “be strong.”

He said that on the feast day of the Assumption, Aug. 15, he plans to pray a “special prayer written by Pope Leo XIII for the defense of the Church against the attack of the Enemy and his apostate angels” in the Cathedral of the Holy Family. He asked priests of the diocese do likewise in their parishes.

“Should these prayers and this period of fasting not effect the cancellation of this event, then I will ask every priest in the diocese to conduct a Eucharistic Holy Hour on Sept. 21 at the same time (7pm) as this profanity is being celebrated in Oklahoma City, Bishop Slattery said. “Wherever possible, I ask that Eucharistic Processions – especially outdoor processions – be arranged as part of these holy hours. Let us give a public witness to our faith in the Eucharist which is being so profoundly mocked and ridiculed by this event.”

Why Not Give Our Lives And All Our Possessions To God Through Mary

St. Louis Marie de Montfort promoted a total consecration to Jesus through Mary in his book “True Devotion To The Blessed Virgin Mary”.   In it he taught that we should give all our action and merits to Our Lady to be used as she wished, and she would then offer them to Jesus her Son.

montfort2A050_Heart2“I am all thine, and all that I have is thine, O most loving Jesus, through Mary Thy most holy and Immaculate Mother.”

Cuore-Immacolato-di-Maria-Fronhofen_Pfarrkirche_Fenster_Herz_Mariae (copia 3)Here is the consecration:

O Eternal and incarnate Wisdom! O sweetest and most adorable Jesus! True God and true man, only Son of the Eternal Father, and of Mary, always virgin! I adore Thee profoundly in the bosom and splendors of Thy Father during eternity; and I adore Thee also in the virginal bosom of Mary, Thy most worthy Mother, in the time of Thine incarnation. 

I give Thee thanks for that Thou (Jesus) hast annihilated Thyself, taking the form of a slave in order to rescue me from the cruel slavery of the devil. I praise and glorify Thee for that Thou hast been pleased to submit Thyself to Mary, Thy holy Mother, in all things, in order to make me Thy faithful slave through her. But, alas! Ungrateful and faithless as I have been, I have not kept the promises which I made so solemnly to Thee in my Baptism; I have not fulfilled my obligations; I do not deserve to be called Thy child, nor yet Thy slave; and as there is nothing in me which does not merit Thine anger and Thy repulse, I dare not come by myself before Thy most holy and august Majesty. It is on this account that I have recourse to the intercession of Thy most holy Mother, whom Thou hast given me for a mediatrix with Thee. It is through her that I hope to obtain of Thee contrition, the pardon of my sins, and the acquisition and preservation of wisdom. 

Hail, then, O immaculate Mary, living tabernacle of the Divinity, where the Eternal Wisdom willed to be hidden and to be adored by angels and by men! Hail, O Queen of Heaven and earth, to whose empire everything is subject which is under God. Hail, O sure refuge of sinners, whose mercy fails no one. Hear the desires which I have of the Divine Wisdom; and for that end receive the vows and offerings which in my lowliness I present to thee. 

I, N_____, a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in thy hands the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before. In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God in time and in eternity. 

Receive, O benignant Virgin, this little offering of my slavery, in honor of, and in union with, that subjection which the Eternal Wisdom deigned to have to thy maternity; in homage to the power which both of you have over this poor sinner, and in thanksgiving for the privileges with which the Holy Trinity has favored thee. I declare that I wish henceforth, as thy true slave, to seek thy honor and to obey thee in all things. 

O admirable Mother, present me to thy dear Son as His eternal slave, so that as He has redeemed me by thee, by thee He may receive me! O Mother of mercy, grant me the grace to obtain the true Wisdom of God; and for that end receive me among those whom thou lovest and teachest, whom thou leadest, nourishest and protectest as thy children and thy slaves. 

O faithful Virgin, make me in all things so perfect a disciple, imitator and slave of the Incarnate Wisdom, Jesus Christ thy Son, that I may attain, by thine intercession and by thine example, to the fullness of His age on earth and of His glory in Heaven. Amen.

Consecration to Mary Immaculata by St. Maximilian Kolbe says the same thing:  “Take me (Mary), with all that I am and have wholly to yourself as your possession and property.  Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases you.”image_26

In 350 AD a wealthy couple in Rome had no heirs, so they decided to give all their possessions to Our Lady.  They discussed this with Pope Liberius (352-366) who agreed with them.  Both the couple and Pope Liberius had a vision or dream that Mary was very pleased with the plan and that she would indicate where she would like them to use their wealth to build a church in her honor.

06_08_05_liberius_snow_sm[1]During the night of August 5th, the hottest time in Rome, snow fell on the Esquiline Hill as the miraculous sign from Mary as to where she wanted them to build her church.  This Basilica is called Saint Mary of the Snow.  From this we have the devotion to Our Lady of the Snow.  Today this Basilica is better known as Mary Major.

Our Lady of the Snows 1From these total consecration to Jesus through Mary, we see the sacrificial offering of the faculties of our souls, our bodies and all our worldly possessions being given to Jesus through Mary.  We also see how Mary was pleased by this couple’s generosity of giving their property to her for the greater glory of God.

jacopo Zucchi_Miracle of htre Snow_1580_Vatican_PinacotecaEvery thing we have, our soul, (which was purchase by Jesus’ precious blood on the cross), our bodies, our lives, our children, our spouses, our money, our property, our businesses and all our possessions really belong to God.  Anyway, who can take it with them into death?  What ever is given away here to God through Mary remains with us for all eternity.  What ever we do for the poor in honor of Jesus and Mary go to heaven too.

So why not now, give all that you possess to Jesus through Mary?  It will take some adjusting too because we like to be the prideful owner of our so called money and possessions.  We like to be richer than others, to be superior to others.  But once you give everything away to God through Mary, it is no longer yours to brag about or to feel proud about.  Everyday we need to remind ourselves that what we have is no longer ours, but Jesus’ and Mary’s.

It will change the way we use our soul, body, family, money, businesses, homes, land and possessions.  As Jesus says, we are only stewards of God’s possessions.

Jesus was born in an animal’s pen.  Jesus was stripped naked and died totally poor on the cross.  Mary and Joseph live with Jesus in a small house in Nazareth.  Duck Duck Go (don’t google in protest) and see the small size of the House of Loreto or the small house from which Mary was assumed into heaven from, the house at Ephesus.

B_671_Xmas-03Why do we need to be so much richer than Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph.  Happiness does not come from possessions.  Happiness come from;

1) God.

2) A life lived to serve God and others.  

3) From a loving family.

4) Friends.

5) A clean conscience.

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and not attached to the things of this world.  May we use all we have for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and His Mother Mary.

St. Dominic, (1170-1221) Founder Of The Order Of Preachers Or Dominicans

Many miracles surround the birth of St. Dominic to his father Felix Guzman and his holy mother Blessed Joanna of Aza.  He was born in Spain to a noble family.  His brother Antonio was also a priest who dedicated his life to ministering to the sick in a hospital.  His other brother, Manes, was also beatified.

Fra Angelico_The_Perugia_Altarpiece,_Side_Panel_Depicting_St__Dominic+1437_St. Dominic unsuccessfully attempted two times to sell himself as a slave to the muslims to set other captured Catholic slaves free.

His main passion that motivated his tireless work was love of truth, (Jesus, The Way, The Truth and Life), and a extreme love for souls.  He always kept in mind, when trying save sinners and convert heretics, the difference between the sinner and his sins.

Crucifixion with St. Dominc_cell 17_1442Many many miracles were performed by God through him.  He raised to life the dead Napoleone Orsine.  His “Dissertation Against Heretics” was thrown two times into fire at Fanjeaux France, and both times the book was miraculously raised out of the fire and not burned.

Dominic and the Albe_BERRUGUETE, PedroNot only did he fight against heretics by prayer, an ascetical life style and intellectual discourse, but also by praying for and supporting armed suppression of these Albigensian heretics.  He was very close friends and supporter to Simon de Montfort in all his battles and crusades. A battle against the heretics was miraculously won by his praying before the altar in the Church of St. Jocques on Sept. 12, 1213.  After the miraculous victory, a chapel was built in honor of Our Lady of The Holy Rosary in this church.

He was also involved in the Inquisition.  From then on the Dominicans were very involved in the Inquisition, like St. Pope Pius V.

St. Dominic is especially famous for having received from the Virgin Mary the Holy Rosary with the 15 Decades and the 3 Mysteries of Joy, Sorrow and Glory.  Mary told him that he would have much greater success, in converting the heretics and sinners, if he were to say all the 15 decades.

5.1.5In 1215, an ecumenical council was held in Rome to help improve three very important Catholic principles.  They were to improve morals, eradicated heresy and strengthen people’s faith.  As then, today more than ever, we need to 1) grow in faith, 2) study to know Catholic truth and doctrine and 3) live a life based on the Christian morals Jesus taught us.  

St. Dominic agreed that this is what the Church needed.  So he asked for permission from the pope to start a world wide order with these goals in mind.  But what happened was that the Vatican would not approve any new order with new rules.  So he based his order on the simple and somewhat flexible rule of St. Augustine.

Virgin and Child with Sts Dominic and Thomas Aquinas_ANGELICO, FraHe also started a Third Order of lay men and women to protect the property and rights of the Church.  (As a student of Church history and having traveled all over the world, I have learned that, from the very beginning, Emperors, kings and governments have continuously stolen land and goods from the Catholic Church.  The Catholic Church is the oldest human institution in the world.  She naturally will have more Churches and property than all the other new institutions that continually come into existence.  For this reason she is said to be too rich and own too much money and property.)

The sex scandals and law suits are again taking all the property and wealth of the Church away.  I say, put the priest in jail for their crimes.  But the money is not of the priests, it is of the Catholic people who donated it.  Why should their money be stolen from to pay for the crimes of priests.  I know that it is a deterrent that bishops listen too.  How sad that the bishops had to wait till it came to money before they stopped these evil priests from abusing adolescents and children.  (Remember, most of the law suits are homosexual priests abusing adolescent young men).

St. Dominic is a great saint to teach us to be chaste.  He mortified his body and was a virgin till he died.  Let us learn from God, Mary and saints like him to be sexually pure in an impure X rated world.

10 Simple Things Traditional Catholic Priests and Lay People Can Do To Help God And The Church

64248_248412811981106_1763913629_nFor all of you wonderful traditional priests, here are 10 things we can do for our part to help God, His Holy Catholic Church and the world:

1) Offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Latin Mass with great faith and devotion.

2) Preach the truth in our homilies even when we will be persecuted for it.

3) Always be available for Holy Confession.  And when we hear confession, spend the time to help people see the gravity of their sins, (especially their sexual sins), how immodest dress offends God and the need of the Sacraments, prayer and putting God first in their lives.

4) Pray the Latin Breviary.

5) Pray the Holy Rosary, (All 15 decades).

6) Write a blog.

7) Show love and concern for everyone we come in contact with all day long.

8) Live what we believe in and preach.

9) Let God be the focus of our priesthood, (get ourselves out of the way) so that He can do the greatest part of the work.

10) With humility do our part and then leave the other part to God and others.

Each one of us, we have to do ONLY what God is asking of us.  For some of us it could be an enormous task.  For others, it may be just praying in a convalescent bed for the Church and conversion of sinners.

1483439_284813228341064_316487545_nHere is a list of 10 things you as lay people can do.

1) Go out of your way, make the sacrifice to go to the Holy Latin Mass.

2) Be sure you are living a life of holiness, far away from mortal sin.  (There is no excuse to sin.)

3) Deeply caring about your own eternal soul and trying to save others souls from hell.

4) Pray before the Blessed Sacrament every week.  (Better if you can everyday.)

5) Pray the 15 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary everyday asking Mary to conquer the devil and all other evil people that are destroying the Catholic Church.  For the conversion of sinners.

6) Take time, in a disciplined way, to really learn your traditional Catholic faith.

7) Teach people the traditional Catholic Catechism.  We have a fantastic traditional lay man who teaches youth and adult catechism.  He has an incredible effect on each of his students.

8) Speak the Catholic truth with love but also without fear, even when others will look down on you and persecute you.

9) Dress modestly and formally, showing true traditional Catholic class.  You will be surprised at the respect you will get by dressing sophisticatedly.

10) Use the media, blogs, magazines, anything you can to share your traditional Catholic faith.  Even if your blog only saves one soul, it was more than well worth all your sacrifices and time you put into it.  One eternal soul is worth more than all of creation.

Green_Mass_Priest_Sacred HostSo, all things said; we do our part, and then we leave ALL THE REST up to God to do His part.  Then we let go, relax, have faith and trust in the all powerful God to do His action, in His time and in His way.  Remember, “Our help in in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor Of The Church, 1696 – 1787

St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori is one of the greatest saints the Holy Catholic Church has.  He took a fourth vow to never be idle.  Besides being bishop, missionary and founder of the Redemptorist Order, he wrote a great deal on Catholic moral theology.  His feast day in the Latin Mass Calendar is August 2.

0801alphonsuscross (1)But his best know works, that are still read all over the world, are: “The Glories of Mary”, “The Selva”,  “The True Spouse of Christ“,  “The Great Means of Prayer”,  “The Way of Salvation”,  “Opera Dogmatica, or History of the Council of Trent“, and “Sermons for all the Sundays in the Year”  For his monumental literary works, he is one of the Doctors of the Church.

“Eight times during his long life, without counting his last sickness, the Saint received the sacrament of the dying, but the worst of all his illnesses was a terrible attack of rheumatic fever during his episcopate, an attack which lasted from May, 1768, to June, 1769, and left him paralyzed to the end of his days. It was this which gave St. Alphonsus the bent head which we notice in the portraits of him. So bent was it in the beginning, that the pressure of his chin produced a dangerous wound in the chest. Although the doctors succeeded in straightening the neck a little, the Saint for the rest of his life had to drink at meals through a tube. He could never have said Mass again had not an Augustinian prior shown him how to support himself on a chair so that with the assistance of an acolyte he could raise the chalice to his lips.”  

Liguori-reliquia“He had a pleasant smile, and his conversation was very agreeable, yet he had great dignity of manner. He was a born leader of men. His devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and to Our Lady was extraordinary. He had a tender charity towards all who were in trouble; he would go to any length to try to save a vocation; he would expose himself to death to prevent sin.”  1913 Catholic Encyclopedia  

He is said to have had a second conversion, of turning further away from worldliness, because he already was already not committing serious sin.  This began his even deeper self-donation to God.

He was a man with strong passions and tremendous energy.  But from his childhood, he had already learned to keep his passions under control.  From and early age on he seemed to have learned how to be dead to insults or injures which were directed at him.  But when it came to cruelty or of injustice against others, or showing dishonour to God, he showed a prophet’s indignation, even at an old age.  

800px-Carlow_Cathedral_St_Alphonsus_kneeling_before_the_Most_Holy_Sacrament_2009_09_03Throughout his life, his driving-power was his generous self-sacrifice and ardent love for God. He put his natural passions and gifts at the service of God.  “Strong wills and strong passions are hard to tame, but when they are tamed, they are the raw material of sanctity.”

We traditional Catholics have a great friend in St. Alphonsus.  First in all his great traditional Catholic books he wrote.  And then his great traditional morals and strong condemnation of sin.  His words and books are there to encourage us to be like him.  

He would never be politically correct and for this won many personal enemies.  He could never be dishonest, only truthful.  Once when a bad monsignor was appointed Archbishop of Naples, he would not write to congratulate him because he did not want to support him or be dishonest.  Jesus despised hypocrites.  

“But woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men, for you yourselves do not enter in; and those that are going in, you suffer not to enter.  Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: because you devour the houses of widows, praying long prayers. For this you shall receive the greater judgment. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you go round about the sea and the land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make him the child of hell twofold more than yourselves.”  Matthew 23:13 – 15.

Virgin Mary_MASTER of the Bambino VispoHere are 10 quotes to encourage us to be traditional Catholics like St. Alphonsus.

1. “I Love Jesus Christ and that is why I am on fire with the desire to give Him souls, first of all my own, and then an incalculable number of others.”

2. “Realize that you may gain more in a quarter of an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament than in all other practices of the day.”  (I would say other than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.)

3. “It is well known, and is daily experienced by the clients of Mary, that her powerful name gives the particular strength necessary to overcome temptations against purity“.

4. “Our Savior says, if you have not received the graces that you desire, do not complain to me, but blame yourself, because you have neglected to seek them from me.”

5. “He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts God can do all things.”

6. “If we would completely rejoice the heart of God, let us strive in all things to conform ourselves to His divine will. Let us not only strive to conform ourselves, but also to unite ourselves to whatever dispositions God makes of us. Conformity signifies that we join our wills to the will of God. Uniformity means more. Uniformity means that we make one will of God’s will and our will. In this way we will only what God wills. God’s will alone is our will. ”

7. “The sovereigns of the earth do not always grant audience readily; on the contrary, the King of Heaven, hidden under the Eucharistic veil, is ready to receive anyone…”

8. “If you pray, you are positive of saving your soul. If you do not pray, you are just as positive of losing your soul. ”

9. “Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends. Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears— of everything that concerns you. Converse with Him confidently and frankly; for God is not wont to speak to a soul that does not speak to Him.”

10. “The more a person loves God, the more reason he has to hope in Him. This hope produces in the Saints an unutterable peace, which they preserve even in adversity, because as they love God, and know how beautiful He is to those who love Him, they place all their confidence and find all their repose in Him alone.”

latinWe are so so blessed to have traditional Catholic saints words to encourage us in our difficult task of calling the Church to repent, reform and become renewed in Christ Our King.

Great Example Of The Martyrdom Of The 7 Machabee Brothers And Mother

The names of the seven holy Machabee martyrs are: Abim, Antonius, Gurias, Eleazar, Eusebonus, Alimus and Marcellus and their mother Solomonia.   They had been instructed by Eleazar and suffered in 166 under the Syrian King Antiochus IV.

clip_image001King Antiochus loved the pagan and Hellenistic customs and did everything possible to turn the Jewish people away from the Mosaic Law and their covenant with God. He desecrated the temple by placing in it a statue of the pagan god Zeus.   He would force the Jews to worship it.  Under this pressure, many Jewish people abandoned their God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  

These 7 brothers and mother inspired Judas Machabeus to begin the revolt against King Antiochus.  He reclaimed Israel and re consecrated the Temple.  

The glorious martyrdom of the seven brethren and their mother.

[1] It came to pass also, that seven brethren, together with their mother, were apprehended, and compelled by the king to eat swine’ s flesh against the law, for which end they were tormented with whips and scourges. [2] But one of them, who was the eldest, said thus: What wouldst thou ask, or learn of us? we are ready to die rather than to transgress the laws of God, received from our fathers. [3] Then the king being angry commanded fryingpans, and brazen caldrons to be made hot: which forthwith being heated, [4] He commanded to cut out the tongue of him that had spoken first: and the skin of his head being drawn off, to chop off also the extremities of his hands and feet, the rest of his brethren, and his mother, looking on. [5] And when he was now maimed in all parts, he commanded him, being yet alive, to be brought to the fire, and to be fried in the fryingpan: and while he was suffering therein long torments, the rest, together with the mother, exhorted one another to die manfully,

[6] Saying: The Lord God will look upon the truth, and will take pleasure in us, as Moses declared in the profession of the canticle: And In his servants he will take pleasure. [7] So when the first was dead after this manner, they brought the next to make him a, mocking stock: and when they had pulled off the skin of his head with the hair, they asked him if he would eat, before he were punished throughout the whole body in every limb. [8] But he answered in his own language, and said: I will not do it. Wherefore he also in the next place, received the torments of the first: [9]And when he was at the last gasp, he said thus: Thou indeed, O most wicked man, destroyest us out of this present life: but the King of the world will raise us up, who die for his laws, in the resurrection of eternal life. [10] After him the third was made a mocking stock, and when he was required, he quickly put forth his tongue, and courageously stretched out his hands:

The Mother and Her 7 Sons - C104[11] And said with confidence: These I have from heaven, but for the laws of God I now despise them: because I hope to receive them again from him. [12] So that the king, and they that were with him, wondered at the young man’ s courage, because he esteemed the torments as nothing.[13] And after he was thus dead, they tormented the fourth in the like manner. [14] And when he was now ready to die, he spoke thus: It is better, being put to death by men, to look for hope from God, to be raised up again by him: for, as to thee thou shalt have no resurrection unto life. [15]And when they had brought the fifth, they tormented him. But he looking upon the king,

[16] Said: Whereas thou hast power among men, though thou art corruptible, thou dost what thou wilt: but think not that our nation is forsaken by God. [17] But stay patiently a while, and thou shalt see his great power, in what manner he will torment thee and thy seed. [18] After him they brought the sixth, and he being ready to die, spoke thus: Be not deceived without cause: for we suffer these things for ourselves, having sinned against our God, and things worthy of admiration are done to us: [19] But do not think that thou shalt escape unpunished, for that thou attempted to fight against God. [20] Now the mother was to be admired above measure, and worthy to be remembered by good men, who beheld seven sons slain in the space of one day, and bore it with a good courage, for the hope that she had in God:

[21] And she bravely exhorted every one of them in her own language, being filled with wisdom: and joining a man’ s heart to a woman’ s thought, [22] She said to them: I know not how you were formed in my womb: for I neither gave you breath, nor soul, nor life, neither did I frame the limbs of every one of you. [23] But the Creator of the world, that formed the nativity of man, and that found out the origin of all, he will restore to you again in his mercy, both breath and life, as now you despise yourselves for the sake of his laws. [24] Now Antiochus, thinking himself despised, and withal despising the voice of the upbraider, when the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with an oath, that he would make him a rich and a happy man, and, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers, would take him for a friend, and furnish him with things necessary. [25] But when the young man was not moved with these things, the king called the mother, and counselled her to deal with the young man to save his life.

[26] And when he had exhorted her with many words, she promised that she would counsel her son. [27] So bending herself towards him, mocking the cruel tyrant, she said in her own language: My son, have pity upon me, that bore thee nine months in my womb, and gave thee suck three years, and nourished thee, and brought thee up unto this age. [28] I beseech thee, my son, look upon heaven and earth, and all that is in them: and consider that God made them out of nothing, and mankind also: [29] So thou shalt not fear this tormentor, but being made a worthy partner with thy brethren, receive death, that in that mercy I may receive thee again with thy brethren. [30]While she was yet speaking these words, the young man said: For whom do you stay? I will not obey the commandment of the king, but the commandment of the law, which was given us by Moses.

SevenBrothersMartyrs[31] But thou that hast been the author of all mischief against the Hebrews, shalt not escape the hand of God. [32] For we suffer thus for our sins. [33] And though the Lord our God is angry with us a little while for our chastisement and correction: yet he will be reconciled again to his servants.[34] But thou, O wicked and of all men most flagitious, be not lifted up without cause with vain hopes, whilst thou art raging against his servants. [35] For thou hast not yet escaped the judgment of the almighty God, who beholdeth all things.

[36] For my brethren, having now undergone a short pain, are under the covenant of eternal life: but thou by the judgment of God shalt receive just punishment for thy pride. [37] But I, like my brethren, offer up my life and my body for the laws of our fathers: calling upon God to be speedily merciful to our nation, and that thou by torments and stripes mayst confess that he alone is God.[38] But in me and in my brethren the wrath of the Almighty, which hath justly been brought upon all our nation, shall cease. [39] Then the king being incensed with anger, raged against him more cruelly than all the rest, taking it grievously that he was mocked. [40] So this man also died undefiled, wholly trusting in the Lord.

[41] And last of all after the sons the mother also was consumed. [42] But now there is enough said of the sacrifices, and of the excessive cruelties.  2 Machabees 7

Let us learn and be inspired by the heroic life and death of these Machabees.  Let us encourage each other to be willing to suffer greatly, rather than compromise the Judeo-Catholic truths and traditions that so many have suffered to protect before our times.  And because of their suffering, we have access to the Holy Catholic Sacraments that we need to be saved today.

Only Priests Should Be Exorcizing With Bishop’s Approval, Not Lay Catholics

God is extremely, extremely powerful against the devil and all other evil entities.  All who hate God, flee at His presence.  God has allowed Mary, by her holiness, humility and purity to humiliate the devil.  So, each one of us traditional Catholics should not fear him.  Again we need to fear and love God, not the devil.

Christ with God the Father_MAULBERTSCH, Franz AntonBut, this being said, we should be very cautious when we know that there is demonic activity or possession.  And that is where a bishop or priest should deal with the situation.

Everyone can and should use traditionally exorcized holy water (Salt and Water having been exorcized and blessed in old Holy Water Blessing Rite).  Crucifixes, scapulars, blessed medals (especially the St. Benedict’s medal), are very effective ordinary Catholic things that everyone can use..  Bless exorcized salt, by itself, is an excellent sacramental to use because it last a long time and can be sprinkled everywhere.

On the feast of Epiphany there is a very special house blessing.  In this blessing, incense is used.  Blessed incense is especially effective because it can enter into every crevice of a building where the demons could be hiding.

God Almighty from the Ghent Altarpiece_EYCK, Jan vanBut again, lay people should not be messing around and casting devils out of people or places.  Many times at my parish the charismatic would be in a class room exorcizing people with out even telling me or asking me for help.

Another terrible problem, that exist right now, is that many dioceses do not have a priest exorcist appointed.  Liberal bishops and priests see no need for exorcists.  And many many people are obsessed with no one to help them.

Liberal Catholics do not want to talk about hell, the eternal consequence of un-repented sin.  So they downplay satan and all supernatural evil powers.  Priests who preach on the real Catholic Biblical teaching on the existence of hell, are punished and silenced by their bishops.   And people die everyday going to eternal damnation because we were silent about these fundamental spiritual realities.

Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Gathering and Protecting Mankind_FLORIS, FransWhen you water down sin, there is no evil.  When there is no evil, there is no hell.  When there is no evil, there is no devil.  When there is no devil, there is no hell and therefore there are no eternal consequences to disobeying God.

From “Supertradmum” blog,
…. Having spoken with three exorcists, I want to warn readers about several things.

H092_Devil-2“1) Only a priest exorcist can get rid of possessions. One should get an exorcist’s advice about obsessions and oppressions.

2) Lay people should not be praying over each other for so-called deliverance unless they are on a team with an appointed diocesan priest exorcist.

3) One can pray for one’s own family, but should not be praying for others unless one gets advice from an appointed exorcist, if there is indications of demonic influence. The Auxilium prayers include prayers for friends.

If one want to pray for the family members or family tree issues, become a member of the Auxilium Christianorum, but only after asking your spiritual director if this is OK.

4) Protestants do not have authority to exoricize. Exorcist-priests know this.

5) The long prayer of St. Michael from Pope Leo XIII is not to be said by the laity publicly or privately. This is a prayer for priest exorcists. Some priests are warning Catholics about this long prayer.

6) The demons recognize real authority and beat up fake authority.

7) Exorcists live a life of intense prayer and fasting. This is not the call of the ordinary lay person, unless they have been asked to work with a priest exorcist.

8) Do not say the prayers you find online except for the ones on the Auxilium Christianorum site after you join the group. The group protects you and is under appointed exorcist priests, as it is under ecclesiastical authority.

9) Avoid charismatic healing Masses which operate outside the authority of the Bishop or which involve Protestant ministry. Too many actually do more harm than good. Most are actually spiritually dangerous.

10) Never, never let anyone pray over you, unless that person is one or both of your parents, an appointed priest in the diocese, or one with permission from another bishop if the priest is visiting. Parents have authority to pray over their children. And, as Father Chad Ripperger notes in several of his talks, demons respect real authority and are legalistic. They will laugh at false authority.”

When Jesus walked the earth, His three missions were, 1) to preach, 2) to heal and 3) to CAST OUT DEMONS.  “And having called his twelve disciples together, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of diseases, and all manner of infirmities.”  Matthew 10: 1.

W4UIp.St.11Latin Exorcism Prayer Being Prayed At Abortion Mill, photo from Modesto Bee

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to have all sorts of wonderful Latin prayers and traditional blessed sacramentals to help us be holy, happy and protected from evil.

Friday, August 1, Day Of Prayer For Persecuted Catholics, Orthodox And Christians By Muslims August I.

Friday, August 1st, is being proclaimed as A Day of Prayer for all the Catholics, Orthodoxes and Christians who are being kidnapped, raped, tortured, murdered, bombed, harassed, exiled and churches and homes being burned by muslims all over the world.

Rubens_nd_Ghent_Museum voor Schone KunstenAlso, I would like to include the Catholics and others being killed, bombed and exiled by the Israelites in the Gaza Strip.  Pray, fast or do what ever you can to convert these people from the atrocities that are taking place all over the world.

NunI want to also suggest praying all 15 decades of the Holy Rosary.  Mary’s intercession, through the Holy Rosary has been victorious over and over again against the atrocities of the muslims throughout history.

Rebellion Against God Is Only Rebellion Against One’s Own Nature

Satan was an awesome angel.  His supernatural intellect and powers were incredible.  He was spiritually fulfilled and full of God’s supernatural love and life.  So, when he desired to be who he was not, (divine), he rebelled against his own blessed angelic nature.   He wanted to go beyond his own God given nature “to be like God”.  And he lost everything.

H096_WomanAdam and Eve were also totally fulfilled in being created human beings.  All of creation around them was in harmony with God and with them.  They had God’s and each others love and had absolutely no needs whatsoever.  They felt comfortable with God, each other and their bodies.

Prado Annunciation_Adam and Eve_detThey enjoyed a wonderful supernatural friendship with God.  They recognized Him as their superior and that they had been created Him.  They had a completely open way of communicating with Him, without shame or barriers.  They were totally fulfilled in their state of created life.

When the “serpent”, the devil, tempted Eve, he approached her with the thought of her rejecting her created human nature, to “become like God”.  If she just obeyed the devil and ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, she would no longer be her own nature, but would be “divine like”.   She already knew that God had prohibited that.  She would be disobeying God.  But she put more trust in the devil’s words than the good God who had created her and loved her.

The created order God instituted was for Adam to obey Him.  Then in like manner, God put Adam as lord over all creation, (including Eve), the animals and all living things.  When Adam ended up obeying Eve and disobeying God, (because he trusted in her more than God).  He then did what Eve suggested and ate from the tree that God had forbidden them to eat from.

Creation of the Sun Moon and Planets_MICHELANGELO BuonarrotiIn rebelling against God’s rules, they actually rebelled against their own nature.  From then on, all of creation became disordered.  Their sexual appetite was effected and they felt naked.  Their innocent, pure communication with God was destroyed as they tried to hide from Him.  Eve, and all women, become emotionally damaged and became overly dependent upon man’s affection and approval.  Giving new life to children became painful.  Weeds, thorns and enmity creep up everywhere outside paradise where man has been banished to live.

Then Cain, rebels against himself by killing his own brother, whom should of instead been his best friend and from whom he could have receive deep brotherly love.  After his rebellion he becomes a wanderer, never at peace with himself or others.

Animals, by nature are to obey man and serve him.  After the rebellion, animals fear humans, attack humans, and kill humans.  Man then begins to abuse animals instead of protecting them.

A042_Creation2Rebellion is trying to be, in essence and nature, someone whom we are not.  This is being  disobedient to God and what is called “SIN” in the Bible.

So, here we are in the 21st. century continuing to rebel against God, and in essence, are continual to only rebelling against our own vary nature.  For this reason we have become estranged to ourselves and to God.

Feminist are rebels against their own wonderful feminine nature.  They, as women, were created to be loved, protected, provided for and nurtured by men.  They are to obey God and their husbands as Mary obeyed St. Joseph, the head of the Holy Family.  They can enjoy the greatest vocation of being religious sisters or wives and mothers of children.  They no longer have to go out in the dog eat dog world.  They love, live and reign as queens in their homes.  They are the sunshine and heart of their family.

waste-of-womanMost feminist are angry, lonely young and old ladies who are very bossy and mean.  They get their ways in the church chanceries, offices, religious education departments, and at work.  But I have yet to find a kind humble feminist who appreciates her true feminine greatness that she received from God.

Children, when they rebel against there parents, only bring unhappiness into their lives.  They quickly becomes aware of this when they fight their parents and move out from under the parents rules to have freedom to do what THEY WANT.

Like Adam and Eve, their eyes are opened to their financial and emotional nakedness.  They no longer have the help or protection of their parents.  They have to pay all their bills, cook all their food, wash all their clothes and get along with their new roommates (who are selfish like they are).  They no longer have their parents advice and love in their home.

We need to recognize what sin is; rebellion against God, His order and rebellion against our very own created nature.  Then we need to humbly put ourselves back into subjection (men, women, sons and daughters), under the loving Hand Of God who created us.  We can once again happily obey Him, because we know that this is what is in our own best interest as His creatures and the road to happiness once again.

Christ Triumphant_MELOZZO DA FORLIThen man can stop rebelling against God who created him.  Government can obey and enforce God’s laws.  Catholics can happily obey Jesus and His Church.  Wives can obey their husbands.  Children can obey their parents.

When every person in authority obeys God fully, then it is easy to obey them.  Let us pray that the Kingdom of Jesus Christ will reign again and all will humbly bow down in humble adoration and obey Him.  Long Live Christ the King.  Long Live Mary our Queen.