The Mystery of La Salette

“Well now, my children, you will pass this along to all my children.”

With those words, on September 19,  1846, 172 years ago today, Our Lady of La Salette concluded her message to the little cowherds, Melanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud. What an intriguing statement this is as we look back over the many decades since Our Lady of La Salette left us.  She does not ask the children to pass her message along, she simply states that they will.

In “Beyond Politics“, Solange Hertz wrote of the strident resistance to the message of La Salette which arose not so much from outside the Church as from within the Church herself, “despite the fact that the apparition enjoyed almost immediately the full approbation of the Church with rich indulgences granted to pilgrims and canonically approved miracles…”

Why this resistance? According to Melanie,

Alas, the Bishops, those who considered themselves targeted in the Secret, have become the enemies of this merciful Secret, just as the high priests condemned the divine Savior to death! And inasmuch as the Mother of God and of all Christians by adoption at the foot of the Cross has recommended that her message in its entirety be made known to her people, what are we waiting for to obey the Virgin Mother, seeing that every day we behold the punishments announced by the Secret taking place?

“What are we waiting for, inasmuch as Holy Church has shown herself in favor insofar as she can where revelations are concerned? Pius IX ordered the Bishop of Grenoble to build a beautiful Church on the mountain of La Salette. Leo XIII crowned the statue and gave the sanctuary the title of Basilica. What more do we need to beat our breasts, to admit that all, all of us, have sinned, all of us have provoked God’s justice, all of us have set our lips to the poisoned fount of our depraved passions, drunkenness from which plunges us into darkness?

Whoever is ill-willed in regulating his life according to the law of God, according to the maxims of the Gospel, will always find reasons for doubting everything he wants to be in doubt about; the faith of these people is not a sanctifying faith.”

“Well, my children, you will pass this on to all my people.”

On September 19, 1846, on La Salette,  two shepherd children saw the beautiful Lady weeping. The Lady’s sad and gentle manner contrasted sharply with the severity of her warning. This contrast was also reflected in the Church’s response: Although Blessed Pope Pius IX ordered the Bishop of Grenoble to construct a beautiful church on the spot of the apparitions and Pope Leo XIII crowned a statue of the Virgin of La Salette and gave the Sanctuary the title of Basilica, still many Bishops and clerics furiously opposed the message of La Salette and persecuted the seers unjustly.

Bishops refused absolution to pilgrims to the shrine, attacked Melanie as “unbalanced”, even insane and eventually succeeded in repressing the message. To this day, Catholics are forbidden to discuss the message. There are still many faithful Catholics who believe the disparaging remarks about the message of La Salette, claiming that Melanie distorted her later writings, contaminating the message of La Salette with false apocalyptic visions. Their motto is the same as the unfaithful Bishops who fought Melanie in her lifetime, “La Salette, yes! Melanie, no!”

Thus, they imply that Our Lady made an error in judgment when she chose to appear to Melanie; that Our Lady entrusted Melanie with a secret, not realizing that Melanie was “deranged”. We see this same arrogance in the modernist prelates who implied similarly that Sister Lucia was somehow mistaken in her understanding of the revelation Our Lady entrusted to her. By denigrating the messenger, whether Melanie or Lucia, they impugn Our Lady indirectly, and cast the message into doubt.

Our Lady then responded to this arbitrary act of disobedience with her eloquent silent tableaux in Knock, Ireland which was impossible to censure. Then came Lourdes and eventually Fatima. All the visits were warnings and messages which were ignored, manipulated or suppressed. The most egregious of the suppressions was Fatima’s message, after which it became necessary for Our Lady to return once more, to Akita in order to give the final warning. Indeed, the severe warning given by Our Lady of Akita, which was presaged at La Salette, is resonating even more loudly now than when first given. For today we see the prophecies of La Salette and Akita being fulfilled even as the vast majority of Catholics, especially the hierarchy, continues to ignore the prophecy of Our Lady of Fatima as irrelevant.

“… the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. … greater than the deluge, … Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, … The survivors … will envy the dead. … recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests. … the devil will infiltrate … the Church … The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed … Churches and altars will be sacked. … The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. … If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them. … Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved.“ (Fatima, Akita and the Chastisement)

We will not review the entire story of La Salette as it has been recounted already; but only discuss an aspect which is often overlooked: The response of many Bishops and eventually of the Vatican itself, a response that still prejudices many against the message of La Salette and particularly against the messenger herself, Melanie Calvat. In time, in subsequent postings, we will show that it is precisely her battle against satan and his minions working within the Church that is the common thread in all of Our Lady’s apparitions since Guadalupe. In fact, Our Lady presents herself to us in her magnificent vision at Guadalupe as victorious over the serpent; that is, we begin with her victory just as we shall end with her victory!

Although Bishop de Bruillard of Grenoble, the diocese in which La Salette is located, approved the message and the devotion after first obtaining the approval of Pope Pius IX, (now Blessed Pope Pius IX), he was succeeded by an unfortunate man, Bishop Ginoulhiac. And therein lies the root of the problem. To understand this we need to go back in time to the beginning of the 19th century. In the aftermath of the terrible French Revolution, Pope Pius VII agreed to sign a Concordat with Napoleon Bonaparte which he hoped would allow some measure of peace and freedom to the Church in France. Among the concessions granted to Napoleon’s government was that which gave the government the right to nominate bishops for the approval of the pope. Sadly, this allowed an opening for those who were favorable to freemasonry or even to those who were secretly members. Since membership is a strictly held secret, we do not have any sure way of knowing if that was the case in this instance. However, we do know, quite irrefutably, that Bishop de Bruillard’s successor, Bishop Achille Ginoulhiac, who was a close friend of Louis Napoleon III, became an implacable enemy of Melanie and did his utmost to undercut the message of La Salette, while ostensibly giving a semblance of support for the devotion, similar to the way modernist prelates have damned Fatima with faint praise and sly aspersions. “By their fruits…”

The reason we recount this here is to note that even as early as 1846, the dark forces of freemasonry were aligning themselves against the faith, exactly as Our Lady of Good Success had warned centuries earlier, even before Freemasonry had been publicly declared. Our Lady appeared on the mountainside in 1846 to show the shepherds – and us! – her sorrow and to warn us all, as she had done earlier at her visits at Quito and Rue de Bac and would subsequently do in her apparitions at Knock, Lourdes and Fatima. Thus, we have been warned repeatedly by our Loving Mother and should by now be confirmed in that knowledge. For today we merely note that a most remarkable enmity was aroused against Melanie and her message.

“Four French bishops made it their business to stifle people’s belief in the apparition. But… all four of them died a tragic and mysterious death.

  • Bishop Ginoulhiac of Grenoble who had had little Melanie shut up in an English Convent to keep her quiet, died shortly afterwards in a lunatic asylum.
  • His successor, Bishop Fava, who did everything in his power to stop the spread of news of the apparition, was found dead flat on the floor, naked, his eyes bulging and his fists clenched.
  • Bishop Gilbert of Amiens (and later of Bordeaux), who had said: ‘The secret of La Salette is nothing but a tissue of anti-religion, lies and exaggerations’, was found a short time later, on August 16, 1889, dead in his room stretched out on the floor; and during his funeral the coffin fell off the catafalque.
  • Archbishop Darboy of Paris, who himself interrogated Maximin and did violence to his mind with questions about ideologies so as to get at the secret of the boy: ‘The words of your beautiful Lady are at times just stupid, as your secret will prove stupid.’  But the boy answered: ‘It is as certain that I saw the beautiful Lady as I am certain that within three years you will be shot dead.’  On May 24, 1871 that prophecy came true: the Archbishop was shot dead by the assassins of the Paris commune.”

The above quote (which I have edited slightly for clarity) is widely reprinted on the internet with the names of Bishop Jacques-Marie-Achille Ginoulhiac and Archbishop Georges Darboy misspelled. The quote comes originally from Abbe Gouin’s book, “Sister Mary Of The Cross; The Shepherdess Of La Salette“.

We thus see that the Age of Apostasy began with the arch heretic Martin Luther. Our Lord Jesus Christ responded to satan’s assault by offering us anew His most Sacred Heart. This beautiful devotion was first offered to France, particularly to her King who ignored it until it was too late. Disobedient France is today struggling in darkness because of that indifference. Our Lord then sent His beloved Mother to us, to Guadalupe, to Quito, and so on. Over the centuries, the message should have distilled and clarified within the community of Our Lady’s faithful children. Do you think this has happened? On the contrary, there is confusion among us.

Now, this age of apostasy, which began with the rebellious priest Martin Luther, is drawing to a climax through the diabolical forces occupying the Vatican. In fact, the present occupant is preparing to honor Martin Luther next month. And so we see the  dog return to his vomit. What will Heaven’s response be? After 500 years of warnings?

MEMORARE TO OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE

Remember, dear Lady of La Salette, Mother of Sorrows and Reconciler of sinners, the tears which thou didst shed for me on Calvary; be mindful also of the unceasing care which thou dost exercise to shield me from the justice of God; and consider whether thou canst now abandon thy child, for whom thou hast done so much. Inspired by this consoling thought, I come to cast myself at thy feet, in spite of my past infidelity and ingratitude. Reject not my prayer, O Virgin of Reconciliation, convert me, obtain for me the grace to love our Lord Jesus Christ above all things and to console thee too by living a holy life, in order that one day I may abide with thee in Heaven. Amen.

 

[Note: to those who will ask, the “Mystery” of La Salette referred to in this post’s title is the same Mystery of Iniquity we have been tracing since the beginning and which the Sacred Hearts will vanquish in due time.]

 

 Remember – Pray the Rosary and confound satan and all his works and pomps.

 Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

 Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come.
 St. Joseph, terror of demons, protect our families, protect our priests.
 St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, King!
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

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A Life or Death Struggle

“The message of Fatima is then that we are now in a life or death struggle, even though most people are oblivious. As Sister Lucia warns us, ‘we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility.’ ” 

That message is at the heart of the problem now and at long last, people are beginning to realize that what Our Lady foretold was true: Apostasy has infiltrated the Church, even to the top and behind that apostasy is the errors of Russia, that is satanic communism. It is gratifying to note that others are now speaking out.

A reader  forwarded an article posted on Lifesite News by Iben Thranholm, “Catholic abuse crisis is likely no accident, but a strategy to ‘destroy Church from within’ “. LINK. In it, Thranholm recalls the testimony of Bella Dodd before the House Committee on Un-American Activities that  “… In order to destroy the [Roman] Catholic Church from within, party members were to be planted in seminaries and within diocesan organizations… I, myself, put some 1,200 men in [Roman] Catholic seminaries.”

Thranholm concludes,  “What we are witnessing today in the Church may very well be the horrifying harvest of this infiltration. Obviously “the agents” have made it their mission to admit more men devoid of morals and Christian faith into the seminaries for decades. Keep in mind that many cases of abuse took place already back in the 1960s. It seems that the abuse never was (and remains) a mere matter of priests giving in to temptation, but a comprehensive and pervasive attack on Christian morality and faith by a cunning and profoundly evil enemy.”

This is  the point which I have tried to make in my very small way. It is wonderful to see it posted where more Catholics can become aware.

This abuse crisis is actually intended to do just what it is doing, that is, to destroy the Church from within.

While I appreciate the Lifesite News article, it is a shame that the article failed to cite the tremendous research that Randy Engel has done, in “The Rite of Sodomy”. Mrs. Engel’s work was met with a conspiracy of silence much as that we see in the Bergoglio Vatican in response to Archbishop Vigano’s exposé . Much of the information in the Thranholm article was made public by Engel in Volume V of The Rite of Sodomy published in 2006. In it, Engel discussed the Communist infiltration of the Roman Catholic Church in relationship to the rise of homosexuality and pederasty in diocesan seminaries and religious orders. Even the footnotes are filled with useful information. Here is a quote from Mrs. Engel from 2006 in the Rite of Sodomy:

“She [Bella Dodd] said that of all the world’s religions, the Catholic Church was the only one feared by the Communists, for it was its only effective opponent. Speaking as an ex-Communist, she said “In the 1930’s, we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within.” The idea was for these men to be ordained and then climb the ladder of influence and authority – to come to be Monsignors and Bishops. Back then she said, “Right now they are in the highest places, and they are working to bring about change in order that the Catholic Church will no longer be effective against Communism.” She also said that these changes would be so drastic that “you will not recognize the Catholic Church.” Once these men had become bishops, their influence could be widely spread because “Bishops beget bishops” and these agents would use their influence to elevate and promote clergymen who are not necessarily dedicated Communists, but who were of a progressive and liberal mentality, and whose influence could be counted on to foster a new philosophy and theology within the ranks of the clergy. Once the clergy were infected they would pass this infection to the laity. The whole idea was to destroy, not the institution of the Church, but rather the Faith of the people …through the promotion of a pseudo-religion: something that resembled Catholicism but was not the real thing. Once the Faith was destroyed, then the dismantling of the institution would take place.’ She explained that there would be a guilt complex introduced into the Church . . . to label the “Church of the past” as being oppressive, authoritarian, full of prejudices, arrogant in claiming to be the sole possessor of truth, and responsible for the divisions of religious bodies throughout the centuries. This would be necessary in order to shame Church leaders into an “openness to the world” and to a more flexible attitude toward all other religions and philosophies. The Communists would then exploit this openness in order to undermine the Church.” (“The Rite of Sodomy, Vol. V“, Chapter 18, by Randy Engel,

The plan to destroy the sacred priesthood by establishing a network of sodomy is evident all around us and will be clearer day by day as the world turns away in disgust from these effeminate posers. We can see Pope Francis surrendering to Communism in China, betraying the brave priests and Bishops who are man enough live their obedience despite his craven betrayal. If faithful Catholics cannot see the satanic hand of communism behind the regime of Pope Francis, then they are willfully blind.

For those who are new to traditional Catholicism, which simply refers to the true faith, uncorrupted by Vatican II’s modernist, marxist revolution, there once was a time, when essentially all traditional Catholics agreed that: 1. The Message of Fatima is the answer to all the ills besetting the Church and 2. The errors of Russia refers to communism and its satanic infiltration into the Church as well as all the institutions throughout the world, that is, governments, military and police, academia, and media, both entertainment and news. And they have gained control over the Church and all major religions, including islam, all international banking and all major governments.

The use of technology to monitor and control the actions of people is proceeding apace and when the time is right, there will no longer be any chance of escaping the complete suppression of any outward sign of the Catholic Faith. People will have a brief moment to realize how they have been tricked before the lights go out. We are picking up speed in our headlong rush into hell on earth. I have warned of this, to no effect. It will soon be irrelevant.

What Our Lady of the Rosary said in her Message of Fatima was true and is now being fulfilled right before our eyes. Sister Lùcia of Fatima reiterated Our Lady’s warning, “She said that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation.” We have posted on that several times, the latest on September 6, in “The Errors of Russia or the Error of Our Lady?“.

Those promoting a “Catholic metoo movement” and who have called for the U. S. Federal government to institute RICO charges against the Church in America, will be so proud of their work. For they have the distinction of being what the communists refer to as “useful idiots”, that is, those who further the communist agenda without being aware of it. The favorite tactic of the satanic marxists behind the spiritual, financial and moral disasters besetting the Church and the world is to split each entity into factions and pit them against each other. This was also referred to by Our Lady of Akita. ““The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests).” (From “Fatima, Akita and the Chastisement“) For those who have eyes to see, Pope Francis and his destructive agenda of sowing discord is precisely the Pope of the Akita prophecy.

Today, everything that the communist masterminds hoped to achieve has been accomplished many times over. They have eradicated almost every vestige of Christianity from the shambles of our society. And now, it must be said that those who insist on bickering over whether Francis is Pope or Benedict is, and whether Putin is a Christian or not*, and whether the Society of St. Pius X is schismatic or not*, all this is a diabolical distraction. For the love of God, look at the Church, look at the Bride of Christ! We must stop ignoring Our Blessed Mother’s Message at Fatima. We must return in humility and obedience and throw ourselves on her mercy. Trust her to teach us how to make of all our actions, all our intentions, a worthy reparation for these horrifying sins befouling the Church. We must stop distracting ourselves and focus on the spiritual battle before we become unable to. Many millions of souls will soon be swept to destruction; and you, dear readers, can save so many! I thank God always that you, at least you few who read this, make use of the graces so abundantly made available through the Rosary of Our Lady! For we know how much good this does!

In closing, we quote Dr. Alice von Hildebrand from her tribute to an unrecognised saint of our time, Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty, “Recalling a Hero”

“What are faithful Catholics – aware of the gravity of the situation – to do? The answer is the one the Church has given us from the beginning: prayer, sacrifice, and the glorious conviction that the Forces of Evil shall not prevail. May I also suggest that we revive the glorious life of Cardinal Mindszenty and beg for his help.” (LINK)

In that passage, Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, reminds us that we once had truly holy and noble priests, even Bishops and Cardinals, who stood bravely against communism, even without the support of the papacy, notably Hungarian Cardinal Joseph  Mindszenty and  Croatian Cardinal Aloysius Viktor Stepinac. These truly saintly Catholic leaders showed us the way, and both were betrayed by the marxists within the Church. If there is interest, we shall perhaps write more on this.

Thank you for reading and sharing our articles. I pray for you always!

NOTES:

* For the record, one more time: Putin is in no way a Christian, he is a marxist, and the Society of Saint Pius X is in no way schismatic.  

Bella Dodd’s book is available here: LINK

Christopher Story on satanic revolution.: LINK, LINK

I do not believe that we can understand the full extent of this crisis in all its implications, without informing ourselves by using the means available. To this end, I recommend Randy Engel’s work, cited above, and the work of Christopher Story. I will share other resources, if there is interest.

†  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
†  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
†  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
†  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
†  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – it is the only way to free this great country from the grip of satan so that she may assume her destiny. 

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

Roman Catholic Faithful, back in the fray!

GREAT NEWS!

The Roman Catholic Faithful has reformed and after their hiatus, appear to be fitter than ever and I am thrilled to see them rejoin the work. It is clear that now is the perfect time for them to apply their valuable experience to this herculean task. Please bookmark their website, go there often and support them as much as you possibly can. I will put a link in the sidebar as soon as possible. This is such encouraging news!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: media@rcf.org

(PETERSBURG, IL. September 8, 2018) — In July of 2009, the Board Members of Roman Catholic Faithful, Inc. elected to suspend operations after twelve years of fighting corruption in the Catholic Church. Said Stephen Brady, founder and president of RCF, “Our organization began after we learned that the bishop of Springfield, Illinois, the late Daniel Ryan, was paying young male prostitutes for sex. Soon calls for our assistance came from around the U.S. We sponsored a number of symposia in cities across the country, and we picketed the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on at least two occasions.

“We were privileged to receive the sage advice of holy priests such as Fr. John Hardon, Fr. Charles Fiore, Fr. Peter Mascari, and the legendary Fr. Malachi Martin,” Mr. Brady explained. “Yet, we closed our doors after we became convinced that clerical corruption could not be fought simply on a piecemeal basis on a local level; rather, it became clear that the greater part of the post-conciliar Church had lost the Faith. We urged our supporters to attend the Traditional Mass whenever possible, to recite the daily Rosary, to live the life of grace and to pray very hard for the reform of the Church.” (RCF’s “goodbye letter” can be found at http://rcf.org/RCFgoodbye.pdf)

However, Mr. Brady continued, “The events that have unfolded during the last several months, most particularly the report of the grand jury that investigated the sexual molestation of children in Pennsylvania, have led us to believe that we must once more jump into the fray. It has become impossible for us to stand idle after reading the grand jury report (available at http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/local/report-on-pennsylvania-church-sex-abuse/2319/). The various committees and commissions proposed by several bishops can be counted on to be a complete waste of time and money. This amounts to the wolves investigating the wolves.”

In the past, RCF not only addressed immorality among the clergy, but also fought diocesan heterodox teaching and liturgical abuses. These things, although important to its members, will no longer be included in RCF’s active mission.

Said Mr. Brady, “We have one mission now – to expose the network of sexual immorality among the Catholic clergy in the United States, and most importantly to expose the bishops and cardinals who have enabled their crimes. If we work on this project for ten years, and spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars, and save only one child from being molested, we will have considered our work a success. Frankly, though, we anticipate doing much better.”

In closing, Mr. Brady stated, “And now a word to the bishops and cardinals in the United States:
“We are going to put the dioceses and episcopal sees of each of you under a microscope. We are willing to crawl into the darkest dens of depravity where children are molested and expose this entire network and enterprise to the public. To those of you bishops and cardinals willing to assist us and cooperate, we thank you in advance. For those of you who will oppose our crusade, let me make this clear – we are going to name names and take whatever remedial action we find necessary, including picketing, urging boycotts of financial contributions by parishioners and….well, let’s just say we have a few other ideas as well.”

Mr. Brady concluded, “For assistance in this fight the Roman Catholic Faithful ask for the help of Almighty God and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The website for Roman Catholic Faithful is:  https://rcf.org

 

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!”

To schedule an Interview or to speak with Stephen Brady, please contact media@rcf.org.

Thank you, Dr. Elizabeth Wickham for passing this information on to me.

God made you like this

 

Pope Francis explains what is happening and why.

No, he has not broken his self-righteous silence, but if we look back on a recent event, we may understand his motives. Pope Francis is not going to back down from his complicity with the Lavender/St. Gallen Mafia which put him in office. In the first place, he is as he boasts, “by the will of Christ Himself – the supreme Pastor and Teacher of all the faithful”. And that he enjoys, “supreme, full, immediate, and universal ordinary power in the Church”.

In the second place, he believes that for an older homosexual man to force his will on a young, but physically mature boy is beneficial to the boy. This is not a new concept, it is thousands of years old. And today, sodomy between a man and a boy is a well respected tradition of initiation within the very circles that have gained control in the Church.  As we explained in The Pitchman“:

“God made you like this”

“Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”

Pope Francis said that during an interview with Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the victims in in the Chilean clerical sex abuse scandal. Cruz, who now declares himself a homosexual, is thus lauded by Pope Francis in a way that echoes the talking points of NAMBLA.

According to NAMBLA, one of their stated goals includes: “to educate society about the positive and beneficial nature of man/boy love, and to support men and boys involved in consensual sexual and emotional relationships with each other.”

Passing strange isn’t it? The Vicar of Christ speaking as though he were a “card-carrying” member of NAMBLA, (the North American Man Boy Love Association). They firmly avow that they are doing young men a service; as one member once assured me, “I was making good citizens of them.”

Pope Francis uttered that blasphemous lie in the same breath with which he assured Cruz that he is the Pope. That is to say, he used his position as Vicar of Christ to deceive a young victim of a homosexual priest-predator.

Oh yes, Juan Carlos Cruz must “be happy” with who he is, for “God” made him that way. Whose “God” might that be? Why, the “God” of Pope Francis, of course. This demonstrates to us that this pope will not in any substantive way hinder the homosexual agenda in the Church. And Catholics throughout the Church are angry and betrayed as they should be. He does not believe that he can be removed from his position. “Supreme Pastor and Teacher of all the faithful!”

Most Catholic commentators realize this, and are in favor of the civil and criminal investigations which are cropping up across the United States and beginning in other countries as well.  Their sentiments were reflected by a commentator I admire very much, Rorate’s Joseph Shaw, “Yes, let it all come out, even if some of the abusers turn out to be people we like and have trusted. As St Catherine of Siena said: “We’ve had enough exhortations to be silent. Cry out with a thousand tongues – I see the world is rotten because of silence.” (LINK)

Of course, he is right. These sins do cry out to heaven and the truth must be told. But we should bear in mind also that there is an agenda behind this.  We will soon see this crisis used to strip the Church of her properties, her wealth and her very last shred of dignity. And tragically, our Pope of Affliction will do not one thing to defend the pure and holy Bride of Christ. For this is the hour of Judas, and the power of darkness. The ancient enemy of Christ and His Church holds all the power of the world’s nations, as well as all the earthly power in the Church. Since those who lead the Church now and even most of the laity, no longer believe in the spiritual power of the Church, no longer wish to avail themselves of the powerful but humble weapons given to them by Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima, it seems that we must proceed, as Jesus Christ our Savior did, to trudge the path to Calvary. How long, oh Lord, how long?

†  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculata.

Note to my friends and loyal readers. I have worked overly hard to share with you an interpretation of what is happening and why it is happening in order to emphasise one thing only. All of this, every single item of every event that is occurring is for one reason only. In every event, God Who loves you so much that He willed to save you at the cost of His suffering and death, wants you to turn from your own ways of doing things, your own solutions to your problems, and avail yourself of His mercy and Hig generous graces, which are ONLY to be found in the one, true faith He established.

The Church remains pure and holy, even as Her founder, Our Lord Jesus Christ. When He lay in the dirt, bruised, bleeding, spit upon and seeming defeated, He remained the pure and spotless Victim, offered for our sins. And when His dead body was laid in our Blessed Mother’s arms, even then, He was preparing His Resurrection. The devil rejoiced to see His broken body and His Sorrowful Mother’s copious bitter tears. He rejoices now, as he sees Catholics fleeing the Church in disgust.

By leaving, they deprive themselves of the sanctifying grace which is essential for their soul’s survival in these times. Despite what they may think, sanctifying grace, the true life of God for your soul, only comes from the true sacraments in the true church. Those who have broken from the faith are abandoning the only means for their salvation. We are obligated to pray and offer penance for them, but do not look back at them.

Let them go, for Our Lord knows His own and they know Him. Those who insist on following Him in their own way, well, they are dross, let them go. Only by obedience to God’s merciful message of Fatima, through devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, ever obedient, will we be saved.

Please do not allow others to mislead you by spreading errors about the Society of St. Pius X. It is the true Remnant that will save the Church. Do not take my word but pray your Rosary and Our Lady will lead you to the Truth!

I will rest a while but have arranged for several re-posts of popular articles at the appropriate time. I do hope that you will continue to pray for our priests who are suffering a white martyrdom now, perhaps to prepare them for what is to follow.

I pray for you always, thank you for reading.

Grace Has Fled

Grace has indeed fled, as it did in the betrayal at Gethsemane, the Judas Hour. St. Peter, ever the man of action, struck Malchus, and in his zeal, would have led the disciples into yet another unsuccessful rebellion which would have ended the Church right at the beginning. But Jesus replaced the ear of the High Priest’s servant in order that the will of the Father might be obeyed. Peter, the first Pope, refused to follow Our Lord’s example of obedience, he fled and denied Our Lord. You see, that unpleasant word, obedience, simply will not vanish! For Jesus leads us to victory by obedience, through martyrdom if necessary as we noted in the conclusion of our last post.

In his prophetic book, “The Vatican”, Father Malachi Martin tells us through his protagonist, Cardinal Lansing:

“Grace is the first fruit of the Spirit (that) Christ sent into the world. If grace has fled, it is because we have made its bearer unwelcome. Now, like John of the Cross, we must work in our very souls to make it welcome again – not as a visitor merely, but as chief resident in this Church. … Most of all, We must pray. And we must do penance. And then pray some more. And do still more penance. … Unless  we do that, then in all our strategies and plans to outwit our enemies we will be just as they are. And if that happens, there will be no reasons any longer to fight them. They will have won, no matter who ends up with the power.”

In his semi-fictional bestseller,  “The Vatican”,  Fr. Martin reveals to us the way that the secret societies behind international banking gained control over the Church and nearly brought her to destruction.  The hero, Father Richard “Rico” Lansing, eventually becomes Cardinal, then in a dramatic turn of events, he is nominated for the papacy. He explains the “Bargain” which allows international freemasonry (described as the “International Assembly”) to control the Vatican finances.

Speaking to the Cardinals in conclave, Cardinal Lansing says,

“Our struggle is and always has been over one thing: power. Not the power of classes. Not ecclesiastical or social or political power. But the very same power St. Paul singled out at the very beginning of Rome’s history. The power of one brilliant fallen Archangel and his hordes. The power of darkness.

“And as that Apostle pointed out, our struggle with that power can be waged only with the weapons given to us by Christ, whose servants we are. Moral power is ours. Spiritual power is ours. That is all. And that is enough.”

Lansing then reviewed the papacies of the past five popes of his time, fictional counterparts of Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II. He continued,

“Marking the pontificates of each of those men was one fatal error, the use of their spiritual office to obtain leverage in the political, and diplomatic, and civic, and cultural worlds; and then using that leverage instead of the spiritual power and moral authority that was uniquely theirs.”

“And here, Your Eminences, we are at the root cause of our pain, our struggle, and our own deathly peril: our failure and the failure of our popes, to use the Church’s spiritual power to exercise its moral authority.”

Father Martin, through the character Cardinal Lansing then makes the point that eleven pontiffs were given the Bargain to sign and all did so. “Each of these pontiffs mortgaged the power of Christ’s Church to the power of Mammon.”  …

“This Bargain is about power. … Under the Holy Spirit of Christ, you are here to decide only one thing: on whom that same Spirit should confer that plenitude of divine power which Christ conferred on Peter the Apostle, and has conferred on all of Peter’s successors in this diocese of Rome. Power to forgive. Power to obligate. Power to teach. Power to decide the right and the wrong of all human affairs. Power for the peace of God. Power to war on God’s enemies. Power despite weakness. Power in the absence of holiness.”

“If any one of our popes, if any of us, or those who came before us, had used our power, Christ’s power in us, with half the zeal and dedication as the Assembly had used its power, the entire history of the Church and the world in the twentieth century would have been different. … Once and for all, then, let us refuse to … strike yet another bargain … with the world. A bargain by which we obligate ourselves to make the Church as like as possible to the world around it. … Because in this whole cosmos there can be no bargain, even a temporary one, between God and Mammon, … between God’s Church and God’s enemies.”

Continue reading “Grace Has Fled”

The Errors of Russia or the Error of Our Lady?

Today, I only have the time for a very brief note to perhaps help clarify my previous post. The reason I posted on palliative care is that it is part and parcel of the homoheresy which has been the major tool used by the Enemy to destroy the Church. Of course, the Church will not be utterly destroyed, because she is the work of God.

Satan hates human life. He hates the God-Man who assumed human flesh and blood of the ever-Virgin Mary. Finally, he hates that Virgin Mother with an unquenchable hatred. Hatred, deceit, violence, terror, but coupled with lust, greed, pride, narcissism and the most violent anger – these are his tools in trade. We can easily see how he has used all this as he tirelessly works to bring down the Church, the Bride of Christ for whom Christ suffered and died and rose again.

It is a marvelous thing to see how the Enemy’s servants have transformed the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church into a sewer of depravity, deceit, and lust for death. Under Pope Francis, the once noble Pontifical Academy for Life has been transformed and behind its deceitful facade it is now a United Nations asset for pushing contraception, sterilization, abortion, and euthanasia; all under benign euphemisms, such as sustainable growth and palliative care.

But the battle began long ago. The ground was prepared for palliative care by such diverse trends as the Hospice Movement, the Medicare transition to DRG’s (Diagnostic Related Groups), and organ transplantation. The sex education curriculum was the effective tool for the homosexualization of society, just as contraception was the wedge to force abortion as “pro-choice”, for if a woman has the right to “choose” whether or not her sexual activity will bear fruit, it logically follows that she would have the “right” to end any unwelcome life that the true Author of Life might dare to impose upon her.

And in this, the voice of Randy Engel has been the strongest in alerting us to the dangers of sex education, organ transplantation. and the homosexualization of the clergy. However, her efforts were often so opposed, especially by those within the Church, that even today, very few Catholics are aware of it.

There was such a massive amount of money to be made, by organ transplantation, that the seemingly righteous push to “give the gift of life”, won out. Many Catholic organ donors today are unaware that a living person has their organs removed, often while they are still quite painfully awake but unable to respond, in order for the “gift of life” to be successful.  This ghastly scenario occurs more and more often today. Make no mistake, organ transplantation is a huge part of the anti-life movement. Are you an organ donor?

Palliative care, death with dignity, compassionate care are all euphemisms for forcing the end of life to meet budgetary goals and eliminate the high costs of care for those deemed non-productive. The satanic goal here is to so “palliate” the dying person’s will with sedatives that a holy death is impossible. Instead of being able to perform the necessary work of life review, repentance and reparation in preparation for the greatest step we ever make – into eternity – we exit our lives in a drugged stupor, like an addict in an alley. It is deeply unfortunate and satan must be very pleased.

Life, the precious gift of our loving Father, redeemed for us by the Son, and sustained by the Holy Spirit, is under attack as never before. Destroying the Church, the very Bride of Christ is of the utmost importance to Satan, because the Church is Christ’s own creation, given to us at the cost of His blood to nurture our souls and birth us into eternity.

I will tell you something else you may not wish to hear, but nevertheless should note well: Our Lady of the Rosary warned us over a century ago that “the errors of Russia” would spread throughout the world and cause great harm if we failed to listen to her. Today, that message is largely ignored, especially by those who have commandeered the Barque of Peter and are determined to wreck it.  Consumed by unnatural lusts and a rapacious greed for luxuries and power, they have allied themselves to the globalist agenda.

The dark force behind all this is the same ancient enemy that is the “errors of Russia”, that is satanic marxism, also known as: communism, socialism, globalism, scientific materialism, marxist dialectics, and even liberation theology. There are many other manifestations as satan never tires of his deceits; he offers a flavor for every taste.

Many years ago, by a strange coincidence, just before my first surviving child was born and right at the end of the Second Vatican Council, I had occasion to meet a man who had a very strong impact on me although we only met once and spoke for just a couple of hours. I shall call him Viktor. He had been invited to speak to us about life in what were then known as the “Countries behind the Iron Curtain”. The little store-front our study group met in was shared by a coalition of patriotic, anti-communist societies. People expected him to tell us how great America is and how we were heroically fighting communism “behind the iron curtain”.

However, Viktor did no such thing. In fact he explained very clearly, how American interests had financed the Russian Communist revolution and had actually sustained Stalin, whose bloodbath would have been self-limiting but for the generosity of the bankers  with an endless supply of American money to keep the bloody despot in power.

He told a very unhappy audience that the United States of America was a nation of dupes, supporting marxist tyranny all over the world. The usually polite and appreciative audience was clearly upset and after the break, offered polite excuses and did not return for the last half of the talk. But Viktor and I remained after the place closed and spoke of his experiences in Soviet controlled countries, especially Ukraine and Poland. He explained that the marxists already (circa 1965) had a nearly complete control of western education, media and government on national levels, but not yet on the local level. He was very blunt in stating that America would succumb to marxism willingly, as the lesser evil.

I was dead set against his opinions, but too impressed with his obvious sincerity to offer much resistance. When my ride came to pick me up, I watched him walk away, and felt my heart sink within me. I had a foreboding that he might be right, but everything I believed in was revolted at the thought. Over the years, many, many times, I have begun to notice events that proved his point. And today it is very obvious. Look at our pitiful young people! Tragic!

Dear readers, Our Lady of Fatima did not err, nor was Sister Lucia wrong when she told Dr. Walsh that Russia would rule in America if she were not first consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. If you would, just keep this warning in mind, and pray and watch. Note the signs. If what I have said is true, it will soon be apparent.

Two points I wish to make in closing. This disgusting scenario playing out in the Church; two priests having oral sex in broad daylight in Miami, Florida, a priest in Latvia purchasing a human-trafficked diabled woman in order to violently rape and abuse her, just prior to the Pope’s visit to Latvia. – This is all the lead-up to the civil authorities of the nations stepping in to “save the citizenry” from the vile Catholic Church. I have actually seen comboxes on Catholic sites, calling for RICO charges against Catholic Churches. Be careful what you ask for!

This will be the long-awaited time when Paul VI’s warning – and Benedict’s too, about the church becoming infinitessimally small will be fulfilled. Perhaps we shall see the apocalyptic horsemen rise up to cleanse the world of the locusts, those effeminate heretics that arose from Pope Paul’s smoke of satan in the very sanctuary of the Church. many of our posts here have spoken of just these points.

As remarked in the Book of Destiny, once before, the scourge of arianism along with other lesser heresies, was largely eliminated by the invading barbarian hordes, after which the Church sprang up anew just as new growth arises after the forest has been chastened by a wildfire.

As for us, remember always,

“Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe, and do penance. If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.” (Apoc. 3,3).

I was not as brief as I hoped. Forgive me and please, renew your efforts – pray the Rosary, so many souls depend on us!

  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

The worst are full of passionate intensity

The Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) is working with a Protestant Church, Soros people and globalists to define “palliative spirituality” and promote it in a global healthcare model of caring for those with life limiting conditions.

This just in, breaking news about the horrid new Pontifical Academy for Life which is the result of Pope Francis’s anti-life agenda. He first gutted the Pontifical Academy of its pro-life Catholic members and then replaced them with his chosen advocates for one world government, one world church of man and anti-Catholic, anti-life advocates of population control.

From Dr. Elizabeth Wickham of Lifetree:

Have you heard about the upcoming meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life? It appears that rather than helping souls know and avoid the sins which violate the Fifth Commandmant this part of the Catholic Church is helping to institutionalize a global healthcare that promotes and legalizes these sins by setting up guidelines which will become law.

This website announces the PAV / United Methodist Church co-sponsored meeting in Houston on Sept 16-18 to discuss the Spirituality of Palliative Care.

http://www.academyforlife.va/content/pav/en/news/2018/academy-for-life-palliative-care-project–houston-meeting.html

(From the website)
“This fall, the Holy See and The United Methodist Church will unite in a conference to defend patients’ quality of life.
The Palliative Care ans Spirituality for Life (PCSLife) conference is a joint project of the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Academy for Life (Vatican), The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Research Institute.
The joint mission to advocate for the best possible palliative care transcends the barriers of distance — 10,000 miles — and doctrinal differences. Pope Francis stressed the importance of fostering dialogue between faiths in his Message to the Pontifical Academy for Life in February of this year: <<The complexity and delicacy of the subjects present in palliative care require continuous reflection and the spread of the practice to facilitate access: a task in which believers can find like-minded companions in many people of good will.>>”

It is no coincidence that the three day meeting is taking place in the hometown of the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) founded in the 1980s See https://hospicecare.com/home/.

Something is wrong with this picture. The PAV is working with a Protestant Church, Soros people and globalists to define “palliative spirituality” and promote it in a global healthcare model of caring for those with life limiting conditions.

The speakers include: Charles von Gunten, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Palliative Medicine, Eduardo Bruera, speaker at the “Palliative Care: Everywhere and by Everyone” PAV workshop earlier this year at the Vatican and on the board of directors of IAHPC, Constantino Benedetti, Founding member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, Sr. Carol Taylor, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Professor and Director of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Rev Renzo Pegoraro, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Christina Puchalski, Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health and presenter at the “Palliative Care: Everywhere and by Everyone” Workshop at the Vatican in Feb/Mar, Ira Byock, Institute for Human Caring of Providence St. Joseph Health and award recipient at the “Palliative Care: Everywhere and by Everyone” workshop, Liliana De Lima, Executive Director of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care and speaker at the “Palliative Care: Everywhere and by Everyone” Workshop at the Vatican, Daniel Sulmasy, Soros scholar and member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Tracy Balboni, oncology professor of radiation at Harvard Medical School and Farber/Bringham and Women’s Cancer Center and many others.

Note! Session V: PAL White Paper for GLOBAL PALLIATIVE CARE Advocacy includes two members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Executive Director of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative care and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Palliative Medicine.

This lineup confirms the worst — today the Pontifical Academy for Life agenda is not pro-life. It is helping to transform global healthcare for those with serious life limiting conditions by promoting palliative care guidelines that will hasten death. The PAV is departing from the natural law and the true Catholic teachings about making moral medical decisions.

What happened to Catholic teaching about preparing for a holy death?
Is palliative spirituality in harmony with Catholic teaching?
What happened to Catholic teaching about the Fifth Commandment?

It would appear that the scandal of the Lavender Mafia has not slowed down this satanic assault on the faith in any way. If anything, the scandals of this perversion-promoting pope have only strengthened him.

“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

Surely you see now, that it is only through the Immaculate Heart of Mary that this filth will be cast from the Church. Human means alone cannot combat this evil, but we are reminded that we can do all things in Him who strengthens us. And His strength is infinitely superior to the pope and all the legions of hell combined.

Pray the Rosary to defeat Satan and those who serve him.

  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

Abiding Sorrow for Sin

This morning, I found myself even more disheartened than usual. The scandalous torrent of filth in the Church seems to be gathering strength and there appears to be no end in sight. I know you must be disheartened too but we must remind ourselves to make good use of the sorrow that this unfortunate pope (and his unchaste prelates) deals out to us every day.

Love Crucified

No one at all is more practical than Our Lord Jesus Christ. He was not engaging in mere sentimentalism when He said that He wished to place devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary alongside of devotion to His Most Sacred Heart. Far from it! He was giving us the simplest, easiest and surest path to Him!  We know that love requires an act of the will towards the good, and who better exemplifies this that the Blessed Virgin Mary, who taught us by her example the way of true love.  She will teach us in the school of her Immaculate Heart.

And one of the first lessons she teaches us is abiding sorrow for sin. For we stand today at the foot of the Cross, attending the Crucifixion of Love. As we respond to the call of love, we cannot but have sorrow for our sins and for the horrendous sins of the leadership of the Church. This unfortunate person who purports to be the very Vicar of Christ on earth denies or obfuscates concepts such as sin, hell and God’s righteous wrath in favor of the “progressive” concepts of “accompanying” and “dialogue” and being  “non-judgemental”.  Therefore, as an antidote to this error (for it is a deadly error) we offer a few excerpts from the essay by Father Faber, “Abiding Sorrow for Sin”. As we read it, we note that we make the most acceptable reparation for the sins of the hierarchy when we have first resolved to make reparations for our own sins.

From Father Faber’s Essay:

All penances come to nought which do not rest on Christ, just as all good works crumble away which do not rest upon Our Saviour,-so in like manner all holiness has lost its principle of growth if it is separated from abiding sorrow for sin. For the principle of growth is not love only, but forgiven love.

Father Faber in his essay, notes that the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lord Jesus Christ, although perfectly sinless were nevertheless filled with an abiding sorrow for sin.

“Their life of penance consisted in some measure in an abiding sorrow from first to last. The first moment of conception was the full use and complete energy of reason. But reason dawned upon a wonderful, deep, and fixed sorrow.

“From that instant till the moment of death the sorrow abided with them. It put itself in harmony with every kind of feeling. It adapted itself to all circumstances. It never darkened into gloom. It never melted into light. It lived on the present, and the clear view of the future was part of its present, and it never let go its hold of the past. It was keen and distinct in the soul of Mary, while she magnified God in the exultation of her Divine Maternity. In the ever-blessed soul of Jesus it dwelt amid the fires of the Beatific Vision, and was not consumed.

“It was a beautiful mystery of perennial sorrow. The characteristics of this sorrow were that it was life-long quiet, supernatural, and a fountain of love. These features of if are very much to be weighed and observed. For when we come to look at ourselves, whether it be the rare few who have preserved their baptismal innocence and whose souls are only charged with venial sins, or the great apostles, unrivalled amidst the Saints, confirmed in grace, and whose grace was superabundant, or the mass of men, whose best estate is that of repentant and returning sinners,-we shall see that no sorrow is possible to us which shall unite these four characteristics except the abiding sorrow for sin. It is as much life-long with us as anything can be. It Is a prominent part of our first turning to God, and there Is no height of holiness in which it will leave us.

Our Guardian Angel in Our Souls

“It is the interior representation of our Guardian Angel in our souls, and the disposition and demeanour he would fain should be constant and persevering in us. It is quiet. Indeed, it rather tranquillizes a troubled soul than perturbs a contented one. It hushes the noises of the world, and rebukes the loquacity of the human spirit. It softens asperities, subdues exaggerations, and constrains everything with a sweet and gracious spell which nothing else can equal. It is supernatural. It is all from God, and all for God.

“It is forgiven sin for which we mourn, and not sin which perils self. And this very fact makes it also a fountain of love. We love because much has been forgiven, and we always remember how much it was. We love because the forgiveness has abated fear. We love because we wonder at the compassion that could so visit such unworthiness. We love because the softness of sorrow is akin to the filial confidence of love. Thus abiding sorrow for sin is the only possible parallel in our souls to the mysterious life-long sorrow of Jesus and Mary; and the fact that sorrow clung to them characteristically in spite of their sinlessness seems to show how much of the secret life of Christian holiness is hidden in its gentle supernatural melancholy.

“Moreover, it was impossible not to perceive that under a variety of names, – sorrow, repentance, fear, and the like,- Scripture speaks of an abiding penance, of fearing always, of fearing forgiven sin, of passing the time of our sojourning in fear, of the sorrow which is unto life. It never contemplates the possibility of the dispositions of repentance ceasing; for the single passage of St. John about love casting out fear, is hardly to be understood of this life. So that there seems to be a precept of always sorrowing for sin analogous to the precept of always praying, and subject to the same kind of difficulties in its interpretation.

“Now what does this abiding sorrow of Scripture mean? Certainly not austerities; for they are occasional and intermitting. Certainly not sadness, which is sorrow with self in it and where God should be. Certainly not human melancholy, which is either a consequence of sin or a fruit of idleness or a disease of a deranged bodily system. (…)

In an interesting observation appropriate to our time, although I’m sure that Father Faber would never have imagined these tragic events, he notes that some sins haunt our imagination, “making it often, to use the forcible words of Scripture, like a cage of unclean birds”. . . “It consists also in a growing hatred of sin,- an increase of the spirit of Gethsemane in our souls, a communication from that solitary mystery beneath the olive trees, when even apostles slept.

“It is the Sacred Heart touching our hearts, and leaving faint stigmata of His own lifelong sorrow upon them.

“It consists in a growing sensitiveness of conscience as to what is sin. Ineffably bright as is the sanctity of God and His refulgent glory, to gaze upon it strengthens our soul’s eye (the) unworthy and dishonourable in actions. We discern the complication and mixture of motives more distinctly. And entangled in a confusion of infirmities, a very inevitability of imperfections, where self-love can find no single resting-place for the sole of its foot, we grow in a divine sadness which humility and faith will not allow to be disquietude.

“With all this, and in the way of consequence, our personal love of Our Most Blessed Lord increases, and love of Him as our actual Saviour from sin. It is our joy to “call His Name Jesus, because He saveth His people from their sins.”

Sweetness

It “inclines to prayer, brings pleasure in prayer, and though a sorrow, is itself a sweetness. It is very confident, and its confidence rests solely upon God. It lives by the fountains of the Saviour’s Blood, weeps silent tears like one who is continually hearing good news, and is hopeful. This affectionate sorrow delivers us from many spiritual dangers. It throws a tenderness into our whole character, and makes us deep and pliant. It brings with it the unction of that special gift of the Holy Ghost which is named “piety.”

“It also saves us from making light of venial sins, and is always stopping (even when we know it not) little untruths, teasing jealousies, wounded conceits, and sins of the tongue. For it is the sorrow which was the Lord’s mantle. We are holding the sacred fringe, and virtue goes out of Him into us, and the issue of the bleeding soul is stayed. The fruits which it produces in us are of equal importance with the dangers from which it preserves us. It makes us charitable towards the falls of others, and this reacts upon ourselves in the way of an increase of humility.

“It involves a continual renewal of our good resolutions, additional reality and fortitude in our wish to do more for God, and an increasing power of perseverance, with more stability and less effort. It blessedly diminishes our taste for the world and its pleasures. It flings the charm of heaven around us, and disenchants all other spells. It leads to a more fruitful, because a more reverent, humble, and hungry use of the Sacraments; and no grace that comes to us is wasted while this sorrow possesses our souls.

“There is nothing which makes our endurance of crosses more patient or more graceful,- nothing which gives us so calm and fertile a pertinacity in works of mercy to others. We are always flooded with inward tenderness, so that there is not an ache or a pain in one of Christ’s members which does not awake our sympathy and find its account in our sensibility.

We obtain this healthy and necessary sorrow for sin by our quiet prayers with Our Lord considering His Sacred Passion. To this end, praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of Our Dear Mother’s Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament when possible, or if not, before a Crucifix, is most helpful.

“Devotion to Our Lord’s Passion is meant for the daily bread of Christian thought, and it keeps fresh and new in this sorrow as in a genial atmosphere. Our perceptions of the invisible world become finer and keener; we are more liable to be excited by spiritual interests, and more alive to the soul’s wants and dangers; and there is about us a liveliness of thanksgiving which only shows the copiousness of the hidden joy in this apparent sorrow. . .

In closing, Father Faber reminds us, “I am confident no vocation to perfection will be frustrated by a soul in which there is this abiding sorrow for sin. It is the quintessence of devotion to the Sacred Heart, and it is there that we must seek it.”

Now, regarding the above, don’t let me catch you cringeing from the exhortation to become perfect, you know full well that it is Our Lord Himself who has so called us. And never before has there been such dire need of souls determined to become perfect by their total consecrations to the Immaculate Mother who unites us securely with her Divine Son. She is our secure path through this; she, the Mother of Sorrows!

I hope that some of this essay has been profitable for you, for I like you, dear readers, am sorely in need of God’s grace and wisdom to deal with this terrible trial. But let us help each other in prayers, in penances, in all things trusting in His mercy and in the love of our Mother most merciful, Lady of the Rosary.

Thank you for reading, I pray for you always!

My reference for this essay is from the Kindle Book, “The Catholic Collection” provided by Catholic Way Publishing. It contains 734 Catholic essays and costs only $2.99

September 1, 2018

 

Let’s begin September by celebrating Pope Francis! 

Yes, it is time that we honor the man, his deep and merciful thoughts and his actions by which it is said a man may best be known. On this day 108 years ago, in his Oath Against Modernism, Pope St. Pius X foretold this man, Pope Francis, our first truly humble and merciful pope, and wrote of him. Indeed, his great encyclical Pascendi Domenici Gregis, written in September, 1907 is filled with prophecies about our little Argentinian treasure – reading the words of St. Pius X, it is hard to believe that he did not have our beloved Bergoglio’s illustrious words on Love, “Amoris Laetitia” in mind as he wrote it.

Joking aside, let’s take a look at a better time, when we had the brave and clear truths spoken by our truly Holy Father, one worthy of the name, Pope St. Pius X, who presciently warned of the false doctrines being promoted by just this pope.

“The purpose of this is, then, not that dogma may be tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different, may never be understood in any other way.” (Pope St. Pius X)

The last truly saintly Pope was Pius X, who promulgated the Oath Against Modernism on September 1, 1910, 108 years ago today. It is instructive to review this oath, which was abolished by Paul VI and is so widely scorned, reviled or simply ignored by those who currently occupy the visible Church today.

Saint Pius X, pray for us, pray for our priests!

With the death of this holy pope, the dark force of modernism was once again free to poison the faith, While ostensibly orthodox, Pope Benedict XV dismantled St. Pius’s Sodalitium Pianum, the network established to assure orthodoxy in the seminaries. Subsequent popes also contributed their efforts to undermining orthodoxy in sundry ways. Although these popes gave lip service to Our Lady’s message at Fatima, none actually went so far as to obey her. And so, modernism flourished under even those pre-Vatican II popes who appeared to be orthodox, until it burst into florid putrescence in the revolutionary Second Vatican Ecumenical Council.

As you review the Oath Against Modernism that follows, bear in mind that every Conciliar Pope from John XXIII through Benedict XVI had originally sworn this solemn oath, which of course, was violated by those same popes during and after Vatican II. Every single pope until Francis, the quintessential modernist pope; the very apotheosis of Vatican II.

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit, and the evil tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.” (Matt 7, 15-18)

In the re-presentation below, we have taken the liberty of numbering the points and emphasising some of the more pertinent. The original is available here.

 THE OATH AGAINST MODERNISM

To be sworn to by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries.

“I . . . . firmly embrace and accept each and every definition that has been set forth and declared by the unerring teaching authority of the Church, especially those principal truths which are directly opposed to the errors of this day.

  1. And first of all, I profess that God, the origin and end of all things, can be known with certainty by the natural light of reason from the created world (see Rom. 1:90), that is, from the visible works of creation, as a cause from its effects, and that, therefore, His existence can also be demonstrated.
  2. Secondly, I accept and acknowledge the external proofs of revelation, that is, divine acts and especially miracles and prophecies as the surest signs of the divine origin of the Christian religion and I hold that these same proofs are well adapted to the understanding of all eras and all men, even of this time.
  3. Thirdly, I believe with equally firm faith that the Church, the guardian and teacher of the revealed word, was personally instituted by the real and historical Christ when He lived among us, and that the Church was built upon Peter, the prince of the apostolic hierarchy, and his successors for the duration of time.
  4. Fourthly, I sincerely hold that the doctrine of faith was handed down to us from the apostles through the orthodox Fathers in exactly the same meaning and always in the same purport. Therefore, I entirely reject the heretical misrepresentation that dogmas evolve and change from one meaning to another different from the one which the Church held previously. I also condemn every error according to which, in place of the divine deposit which has been given to the spouse of Christ to be carefully guarded by her, there is put a philosophical figment or product of a human conscience that has gradually been developed by human effort and will continue to develop indefinitely.
  5. Fifthly, I hold with certainty and sincerely confess that faith is not a blind sentiment of religion welling up from the depths of the subconscious under the impulse of the heart and the motion of a will trained to morality; but faith is a genuine assent of the intellect to truth received by hearing from an external source. By this assent, because of the authority of the supremely truthful God, we believe to be true that which has been revealed and attested to by a personal God, our creator and lord.
  6. Furthermore, with due reverence, I submit and adhere with my whole heart to the condemnations, declarations, and all the prescripts contained in the encyclical Pascendi and in the decree Lamentabili, especially those concerning what is known as the history of dogmas.
  7. I also reject the error of those who say that the faith held by the Church can contradict history, and that Catholic dogmas, in the sense in which they are now understood, are irreconcilable with a more realistic view of the origins of the Christian religion.
  8. I also condemn and reject the opinion of those who say that a well-educated Christian assumes a dual personality-that of a believer and at the same time of a historian, as if it were permissible for a historian to hold things that contradict the faith of the believer, or to establish premises which, provided there be no direct denial of dogmas, would lead to the conclusion that dogmas are either false or doubtful.
  9. Likewise, I reject that method of judging and interpreting Sacred Scripture which, departing from the tradition of the Church, the analogy of faith, and the norms of the Apostolic See, embraces the misrepresentations of the rationalists and with no prudence or restraint adopts textual criticism as the one and supreme norm.
  10. Furthermore, I reject the opinion of those who hold that a professor lecturing or writing on a historico-theological subject should first put aside any preconceived opinion about the supernatural origin of Catholic tradition or about the divine promise of help to preserve all revealed truth forever; and that they should then interpret the writings of each of the Fathers solely by scientific principles, excluding all sacred authority, and with the same liberty of judgment that is common in the investigation of all ordinary historical documents.
  11. Finally, I declare that I am completely opposed to the error of the modernists who hold that there is nothing divine in sacred tradition; or what is far worse, say that there is, but in a pantheistic sense, with the result that there would remain nothing but this plain simple fact-one to be put on a par with the ordinary facts of history-the fact, namely, that a group of men by their own labor, skill, and talent have continued through subsequent ages a school begun by Christ and His apostles.
  12. I firmly hold, then, and shall hold to my dying breath the belief of the Fathers in the charism of truth, which certainly is, was, and always will be in the succession of the episcopacy from the apostles.

The purpose of this is, then, not that dogma may be tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different, may never be understood in any other way.

I promise that I shall keep all these articles faithfully, entirely, and sincerely, and guard them inviolate, in no way deviating from them in teaching or in any way in word or in writing. Thus I promise, this I swear, so help me God.”

After Vatican II, Pope Paul VI (who had, himself, sworn this very Oath) abolished the Oath. The post-Conciliar Catholic Church then, is built on the shifting sands of Modernism, which is a heresy. 

This is the Age of Apostasy, and Pope Francis is bringing us to its calamitous close. The chastisement will only be ended by the Immaculate Mother of God, through a pope who is chastened, truly humble and obedient in performing the long-awaited  Consecration of Russia with the surviving Bishops. We the faithful, have an obligation to obey Our Lady of the Rosary and offer unceasing rosaries and sacrifices of reparation in order to obtain this. Return to the Message of Fatima. Return to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 Please remember, pray the Rosary and confound satan and all his works and pomps.

  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

The Work of the Devil

 

“Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops.(Luke 12, 1-3)

 

We remarked in our last post that it would appear that Pope Francis was well aware of the extent of the discontent in the Church and yet was more intent on protecting the wealth of the Church than the souls of the faithful. Therefore, the crisis will intensify, because the revelations begun by Archbishop Viganò will be buttressed  by much more testimony. There is a very real possibility that the long silent, although never publically acknowledged schism may become official. The question now will be for the individual Bishops to decide where they will stand. We are all aware of the familiar prophecy of Our Lady of Akita,

“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops.” Indeed, that moment is upon us.

So what are we to glean from all this? We might consider some prophecies.

“75 to 100 years, and a greater power over those who will give themselves over to my service.”

In the auditory portion of the well-known prophecy of Pope Leo XIII, you will recall Jesus acceded to Satan’s request for “75 to 100 years, and a greater power over those who will give themselves over to my service.” This indicated the removal of “what withholds” as also prophesied and explained by Cardinal Manning. Quoting St. Paul, in 2 Thess, Ch 2, v 6:

“And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way, …Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying: that all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity:”

Cardinal Manning goes on to note,

“The authority, then, from which the revolt is to take place is that of the kingdom of God on earth, prophesied by Daniel as the kingdom which the God of heaven should set up after the four kingdoms should be destroyed by the stone cut out without hands, which became a great mountain and filled the whole earth; or, in other words, the one and universal Church, founded by our Divine Lord, and spread by His Apostles throughout the world.” (See our previous posts on Cardinal Manning’s prophecy.)

Therefore, it refers to the strength of the Holy Catholic Church, in particular of the Vicar of Christ, the Pope. It is the authority of the Church which has been “taken out of the way”, that is to say, the Popes following the Second Vatican Council undermined their own papal authority, as well as the authority of the church, by collegiality and false ecumenism. The Popes themselves in their disobedience of the requests of the true Head of the Church, Jesus Christ, through His most Blessed Mother, have removed themselves as Guardians of the faith, as true shepherds of the flock of Christ.

The second, visual portion of Pope Leo’s revelation was the vision of a multitude of demons converging on the Eternal City, which I must confess that I cannot visualize without thinking of the cocaine fueled sodomites carousing at Capozzi’s “gay soirée”. Therefore I see it as being fulfilled in this present time. However, some apply it to the passage in the Apocalypse, Chapter 20, v 8: “And they came upon the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city.” Despite their assertions, Chapter 20 does not refer to these times but to the time after the period of peace. We are in the time of locusts, of the smoke of satan, when the Bergoglian Church is persecuting the Church from within. That quote refers to the attack of the nations of the world led by the Antichrist against the “camp of the saints”, that is, the Church, from without, as in the final battle.

More correctly: We are now in the period where Christ has allowed the Popes the choice of obeying Our Lady in her requests at Fatima, or of disobeying. If they choose to disobey, as they have, then it follows that the disobedient Popes themselves weaken their authority and thus weaken the power of the Church, allowing the entrance into the Church of the most pernicious errors in doctrine and in the practice of the faith. It was Popes John and Paul that opened the Church to the enemy now within, and Pope John Paul II who presided over the massive infiltration of the Church by homoheretics in the seminaries, unversities and particularly, advancing in the episcopacy.

The demons swarming over the Vatican in Pope Leo’s vision are those that have been welcomed in by those within the Vatican, even up to the very top echelon, who have welcomed the ancient enemy by their apostasy from the faith and their sacrilegious sexual perversions, offering the sacred mysteries with filthy hands and hearts, whited sepulchres filled with all manner of indecency and corruption and despised even by the devils they serve.

For this, we quote from Pope Leo XIII’s Prayer to St. Michael:

This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions (Lam 3:15). In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.

Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is Wisdom, has thus allowed the evil to manifest itself so that it may be driven forth, as evil is always driven forth, by fasting, penance, and prayer, and ultimately and most decisively, by the blood of martyrs, which renews and vivifies the faith. For make no mistake, it will come to pass, even as the Holy Ghost revealed to St. John:

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given to every one of them one; and it was said to them, that they should rest for a little time, till their fellow servants, and their brethren, who are to be slain, even as they, should be filled up.” (Apoc. 6, 9-11)

The blood of the martyrs cries out for justice; in no other way can reparation be made now, I fear.

What is our role in all this? We must stand firm in the true faith and with those priests and bishops who have never betrayed the Bride of Christ. At a minimum, we must recognise the true evil, and pray for those who are brave enough to confront it, and console Our Lord Who is so much offended. In addition, we must give the fullest consent of our will to obeying Our Lady of the Rosary in her Fatima  requests. And we bear in mind that we are, after all, our brother’s keeper. We can not turn from this responsibility to pray and sacrifice for sinners, especially our hierarchy and priests.

Pray the Rosary and confound satan and those who serve him!!

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!