Saturday, July 12, 2014

Seal Of Confession!

The law is unjust. St. Thomas Aquinas says that an unjust law is not law at all. It need not be complied with. This finding is a result of an increasing growth in paganism and as a result a growing disdain and aggression toward Christianity and the public practice and living out of the tenets of the Catholic Christian life in the world.

Justice requires not revenge, rather, the reparation of human relationships and the common good. Confession is a divinely instituted sacrament. One of the requirements of confession is that the priest maintain the seal of confession. In my humble opinion the virtues cannot exist apart from each other. In charity and with fortitude, keeping in mind justice, considering the good of all other parishioners in the diocese, Fr. ought to have the courage to refuse to testify. Persecution is beginning and in order to be compelling witnesses, we must be willing to sacrifice ourselves for the good of others and to suffer for others. Yes, Fr. may be charged in this case. However, if he is willing to say publicly that Christ and His Church come before tyrannical government, he will become a pillar and model to follow. He will encourage and strengthen those who make frequent confession, that the seal is certain.

No one should ever have to worry about whether or not those things which they have revealed in the privacy of the confessional will ever be made public.

Pray the Rosary Daily! Be Holy, Not Worldly!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Rally For the FFI's In Rome

Rally For the FFI's In Rome
Pray that Rome be as merciful and forgiving with the FFI's as they seem to have been with the numerous religious orders in the US, that are non-compliant.

Pray the Rosary Daily! Be Holy, Not Worldly!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pelosi Should Be Denied!

The Holiest Prince, I Know! Always good to hear from a holy, Prince of the Church. Well, not always, but when it is Cardinal Burke, it certainly is. Pray for him.

Pray the Rosary Daily! Be Holy, Not Worldly!

Shutting Down Catholicism, Embracing the Homosheresy..Thank You NYC!

The Closing of Holy Innocents, while failing to do the same with St. Francis Xavier, a parish noted for it's full embrace of the Homoheresy, says something of Cardinal Dolan's reign in New York. I have spoken about him ad nauseum here, I think you know how I feel about it. It is, sadly, a sign, of the impending collapse of the Church in the West. It has become bloated and weighed down by fear, refusal to be faithful, and a lack of transparency. Everything is done behind closed doors and then spun publicly to seem "positive." I was recently threatened with an interdict, for simply liking a Facebook post. You heard that right, by a high ranking diocesan official. These are hard times that we are living in, reminiscent of the early days of the Church. Remember those days? When nearly everyone was pagan or Jewish, or something other than Christian. Hard times indeed. Guess what St. Paul and St. Peter did not do. They did not hide behind closed doors whispering about how to maneuver through the minefield, with political tactics and "positive" spin. They went right out into the public square, called the people what they were, sinners, and then called them to repentance. They were not shrinking violets, like many of the prelates of our day. Sure there are the Cardinal Burkes and the Athanasius Schneider's, but they are few. Pray friends and then do! Get into the streets and be bold! Make some noise. Call people to conversion and call them what you call yourself everyday, sinners in need of redemption. It is the only path home.

Pray the Rosary Daily! Be Holy, Not Worldly!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Novena To the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Novena To the Sacred Heart Do Not forget to start this novena! If you have not! Should have started it yesterday to end on the 24th. Sorry, I didn't remind you sooner! I am in the middle of number 12. Pray that I complete it. I should be done on the first friday in August. 

St. Margaret Mary Alequoe was shown 12 promises of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here are the 12 specific promises to those who would honor His Sacred Heart:

I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

I will give peace in their families and will unite families that are divided.

I will console them in all their troubles.

I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.

I will bestow the blessings of Heaven on all their enterprises.

Sinners shall find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.

Tepid souls shall become fervent.

Fervent souls shall rise quickly to great perfection.

I will bless those places wherein the image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored and will imprint My love on the hearts of those who would wear this image on their person. I will also destroy in them all disordered movements.

I will give to priests who are animated by a tender devotion to my Divine Heart the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart, never to be effaced.

I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence: they will not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their Sacraments. My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

Pray the Rosary Daily! Be Holy, Not Worldly!

Pray For Fr. Terra

Fr. Terra's First Words. I was moved to tears by this event. My wife and I will be moving to Phoenix in two weeks. I have been looking at this parish almost daily. We hope to attend. And then all of the sudden it is in the national news. Please pray for Fr. Terra, the repose of Fr. Walker's soul, his family, and the parish community. An event like this can have lasting ramifications on all those involved.

Pray the Rosary Daily! Be Holy, Not Worldly!

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Fourth Great Crisis in The Church

The Fourth Great Crisis in The Church. Bishop Schnieder tells it as it is. Direct and without concern for his popularity. Does his honesty and direct nature discredit him? Only in the eyes of the lukewarm. 

“I would say, we are in the fourth great crisis [of the Church], in a tremendous confusion over doctrine and liturgy. We have already been in this for 50 years.....Perhaps God will be merciful to us in 20 or 30 years.” Bishop Athanasius Schnieder