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Let us choose Love!

Originally posted on The Divine Antidote:

Let us delve deeper into this mystery of Love and Grace that God has allowed in His infinite, gratuitous Love. God has taught His Exemplars of the New and Divine Holiness, as explained by St. Pope John Paul II, the reality of how we can love with His own Love, especially how we can love His Mother with His Love. Fr. Emil Neubert was gifted with exceptional insight into this Gift of God and describes 6 steps we must take.

First, we must give ourselves entirely to her without reserve as Jesus did. Our Lord choose a perpetual state of dependence on his Mother for the Glory of the Father and to show us the foundation of humility necessary to love the Trinity as He did. He could do this since Mary’s will was perfectly that of the Father. Our Lord has stated in His Divine Word of Holy Scripture…

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SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #569

Posted: July 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

And Jesus Wept

 

“For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren and the wombs that have not borne and the paps that have not given suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us. And to the hills: Cover us. For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry?” (Luke 23:29-31)

 GOD’S JUDGMENTS ON IMPENITENT SINNERS: Our Blessed Lord’s words: “If in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry?” have a deep meaning. If God thus punished His beloved Son for the sins of others, how will He punish men for their own sins! What will those suffer who are rejected by God, if He whom He loves suffered so much! The bitter Passion of our Lord Jesus is a practical warning of the terrible judgments which will overtake sinners.

 

 [From ‘A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture’ by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

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deaconjohn1987:

What a wonderful gift for Our Lord! Someone who loves tradition and thinks of the beauty of the object being restored. As a deacon, I love wearing a cope during adoration/benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. I was so happy when the Pastor let me use his cope, ancient but ever new! Blessings to you, Clare+

Originally posted on Faith in our Families:

 

One of the most heartbreaking things is when you find a piece of sacred clothing that has not been cared for properly, or that has simply been shoved to the back of the sacristy because it has ‘fallen out of fashion’ (whatever that means). But restoring it is an extremely joyful and satisfying experience…. READ MORE

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Even the Angels weep.                  

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And there followed him a great multitude of people and of women, who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them, said: “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren and the wombs that have not borne and the paps that have not given suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us. And to the hills: Cover us. For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry?” (Luke 23:27-31)

THE COMPASSION OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: Even as it was with our Lord, when He made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, so was it with Him in the midst of His sufferings, when He was being led out to death; He  did not think of Himself, but of the dreadful judgment which would ere long overtake Jerusalem and all its people. On the former occasion, He wept over the blindness and inevitable overthrow of the holy city; and now again He thinks with sorrow and compassion of the misery of the people. “Weep not for Me,” He exclaimed to the weeping women of Jerusalem, “but weep for yourselves and for your children.” Having on the first occasion warned ungrateful Jerusalem in vain, He now, in the midst of His Passion, strove to save His very tormentors from the coming judgments. He bore no rancor in His Heart at the ingratitude of His people, who had loaded Him with injuries and were dragging Him to a shameful death, but mourned over the temporal and eternal woe of those who were so blinded by their passions. There could be no heart so noble and loving as the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

[From ‘A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture’ by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

 

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Ten “Isms” That Are Destroying the Church.

Attack of the Isms

One of the talks I present when I am conducting a parish mission is “The Attack of the Isms” and portray them as an alien attack on rational earthlings.

I discuss twelve different forms of relativism, and as Pope Benedict referred to “the dictatorship of Relativism” notice how all ten lead to tyranny of one kind or another.

Here are ten “isms” that are attacking our culture and destroying the church.

These are really ten informal heresies–most Americans are not aware of them because they are simply part of our culture. They are the air we breathe. They are the wallpaper.

Remember heresies are not complete lies. They are half truths. Therefore in each one of the ten heresies there is something attractive and true. It becomes a heresy when it is cut off from the other truth which would balance it, or when it exists on its own apart from the rest of a truth system.

Read about the “isms” here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2015/07/ten-isms-that-are-destroying-the-church.html

SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #567

Posted: July 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost. Then the Jews (because it was the parasceve), that the bodies might not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day (for that was a great sabbath day), besought Pilate that their legs might be broken: and that they might be taken away. The soldiers therefore came: and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him.
But after they were come to Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side: and immediately there came out blood and water.
(John 19:30-34)

TYPES FULFILLED BY OUR LORD CRUCIFIED:

1. The tree of knowledge of good and evil (Old Testament).

2. Issac, who himself, going up the hill, carried the wood on which his father bound him, to sacrifice him (Old Testament).

3. The paschal lamb (Old Testament).

4. The brazen serpent (Old Testament).

[From ‘A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture’ by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

This is interesting, whats going on in Russia these days. Imagine if the USA worked together with the Catholic Church and the bishops. I might like it here then :-)


An agreement was signed between the Patriarchate and the Russian Audit Court, which for many marks the formalization of cooperation between church and state. According to the Orthodox primate, the defects existing in society stem from the destruction of the values ​​and the economic collapse that occurred in the 90s. Corruption hurts the state for more than 600 million euro a year.

Read more here: http://www.asianews.it/notizie-it/Patriarca-Kirill:-La-Chiesa-pu%C3%B2-aiutare-lo-Stato-nella-lotta-alla-corruzione-34877.html

 

I used Google Translate to read this story.