Sunday 22 February 2015

Raymond Cardinal Burke - Champion of Mercy

Over the last two years there have been a lot of words spoken about mercy and Pope Francis has said that the Church should be a field hospital that brings healing.

Sadly there are modern day Pharisees in the church who are more interested in gaining money - for example, certain clerics in Germany who would tolerate pretty much anything as long as they get their hands on money through the church tax.

There is nothing merciful in pretending that sin is not sin or in denying and undermining the words of Christ about marriage.

There is nothing merciful in making divorce easier and the tragedy that this brings to innocent children and spouses whose lives are destroyed.

There is nothing merciful about giving Holy Communion to a to-life politicians who use it as a publicity stunt to promote their murderous agendas.

True mercy consists of turning to Christ and receiving His forgiveness - in Baptism and after this in Confession, the sacrament of Reconciliation.

Raymond Cardinal Burke is someone who has promoted the sanctity of life (mercy for the unborn) and the defence of marriage (mercy for the family) and in encouraging us all to repent (mercy for us all, sinners).

Let the cry for mercy continue, but let's not confuse it with the actions of those who bow before powerful, anti - life politicians, mocking those who are faithful or the actions of those who would trample on everything Christ teaches as long as they rake in money in church taxes.

Let us take a moment to pray for Cardinal Burke that he might remain strong and for all who hold and teach the Catholic Faith which comes to us from the Apostles. 

Monday 16 February 2015

Pope Calls Coptic Martyrs...and they are, indeed!

Paying Attention to Signs

In these times of confusion, the only thing one can do is stay close to Christ, His Church, and work on personal holiness.

Italy and France will help Libya against those who killed the Coptic Christian workers, who died for the Faith.

Do not fall either for the far right or the far left. 

Remember, that our Faith is based on reason and not the emotions, or knee-jerk reactions to news items.

Pray, reflect, think, act. Most of all, try and get to daily Mass, weekly Confession and Adoration.

We can read the signs of the times. God is allowing evil to have its day for the purification of the Church, and for the punishment of gross sins.

This is a time for grown-ups, not children in the Lord. Pay attention, do not fall back into sleep.

Watch and pray.

May I add that to watch with Christ means being in the Garden of Gethsemane with Him, watching and praying, suffering with Him, in love.

Monday 2 February 2015

On Our Lady of Akita

Akita is a continuation of Fatima, in my opinion, The Pope Emeritus stated this long ago. We must pay attention to what Our Lady says at Akita.

All Catholics have been called to repent and say the rosary and Mary stated that if people did repent, she could stop the tribulation that is coming.

So, why did people not follow Akita? It has been ignored to our own peril. Akita is the apparition for our time. Some of the same ideas were shared by Our Lady at Betania on a great tribulation which will proceed before people repent. I suggest those who are concerned and worried read these words from Our Mother, especially at Akita.

Here is the last message from Our Lady from October 13, 1973:

“If men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the Bishops and the priests.

“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). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.

The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them.

“...Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able to still save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved.”

Our Lady of Akita, pray for us.

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