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The wise words of Father Michael Mueller, 1880.

  

The wise words of Father Michael Mueller, 1880. Fr. Michael Müller C.Ss.R. (1825–1899) was a prolific Catholic writer of the 19th century in the United States. Father Müller always submitted his works to two Redemptorist theologians (as the Redemptorist Congregation’s rule required) and to his religious superiors before publication.

Some may ask, ‘well isn’t this being very stubborn?’ The answer is no. Why? Because there is only one truth, that being Jesus Christ. Christ has establish one Church, not many congregations nor religions that all contradict each other when it comes to doctrine and dogma, some going as far as teaching blasphemy and idolatry as we see within Islam, modern Judaism, Hinduism etc. Since false religions are made by Satan himself since he is the father of lies, how can we say we respect falsehood when Christ and His Church alone is the truth? Think about that. 
There are not many truths, but one truth. Therefore the denominations of Protestantism are heretical, eastern schismatic orthodoxy is heretical, Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah witnesses, and modern judaism is blasphemous, and Hinduism, Buddhism, Wicca, Satanism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Voodoo, And any other religion that worships a false god is idolatrous, henceforth false and cannot be respected.  

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Catholicism pagan? Think again! 

Have you ever ran into Protestant websites that try to “prove” how “pagan” the Catholic Church really is? Some going as far as saying that Bishop mitres resemble the pagan fish hat and that the incensation of the altar comes from ancient pagan worship?

The images I will be displaying below will only refute their absurd claims since the images in themselves will show the resemblance of ancient Jewish worship and custom to that of Catholicism in which is all biblical. 

In addition, let’s just see how true the Protestant claims are against Catholic worship and custom,being that the Roman Catholic Church is the fulfillment of ancient Judaism after all since the Jews have lost their covenant with God when Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law.

   
    

  
   

Oh no.. They look like… Ca.. Ca.. Catholics. That’s because the ancient Jews prefigured the Catholic Church that Christ established.  Heck, even the chair of Moses prefigured the papacy. Don’t believe me? Look below 

   

So what was that about Catholicism being pagan again? 😉

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King Solomon vs the Extraordinary Synod on the Family

 

Firstly, the Commandments of God handed to St. Moses the Prophet are mandatory for salvation and are dogmatic. 

 The Council of Trent Session 6, Chapter 6: “But no one, how much soever justified, ought to think himself exempt from the observance of the commandments; no one ought to make use of that rash saying, one prohibited by the Fathers under an anathema,-that the observance of the commandments of God is impossible for one that is justified“.

The Sacred Council continues in CANON XVIII.- “If any one saith, that the commandments of God are, even for one that is justified and constituted in grace, impossible to keep; let him be anathema.”

CANON XIX.-“If any one saith, that nothing besides faith is commanded in the Gospel; that other things are indifferent, neither commanded nor prohibited, but free; or, that the ten commandments nowise appertain to Christians; let him be anathema.”

We have witnessed that the majority of the bishops at last years synod were in favor of divorce and remarriage, even though it is against Roman Catholic dogma and the infallible scriptures.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches that divorce and remarriage is a mortal sin in which puts one outside the Church, and if not repented, into Hell for all eternity. The 6th Commandment of Our Lord States “Thy Shall Not Commit Adultery”. He continues in Matthew 19 – 9:“And I tell you that he who puts away his wife, not for any unfaithfulness of hers, and so marries another, commits adultery; and he too commits adultery, who marries her after she has been put away.” 

 

The rationalist who stated that:”We need not to take the so called “Nature miricles” (of Christ) as historic” -that being Cardinal Kasper – stated that scripture needs to be re examined.. as if the Church was wrong for 2000 years until the ‘infallible’ modernist heretic Cardinal Kasper came to the rescue. The book of Proverbs 6:12 makes it known that  “A man that is an apostate, an unprofitable man, walketh with a perverse mouth“. 

Being that we live in dark times in where Christ’s doctrine is being challenged by the enemies of the Church, even within – that being the heretics, schismatics, freemasons, infidels, apostates etc -let us examine the scriptures written by King Solomon, son of the Prophet David, in whom the Holy Ghost Spoke Through.

 

The Sacred Book of Proverbs Chapter 6:20 – Chapter 7 state the following:

“My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. 

21 – Bind them in thy heart continually, and put them about thy neck.

22 – When thou walkest, let them go with thee: when thou sleepest, let them keep thee; and when thou awakest, talk with them.

23 – Because the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

24 – That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the flattering tongue of the stranger. 

25 – Let not thy heart covet her beauty, be not caught with her winks: (Subjectively speaking, I believe this can also refer to the false doctrines of the harlot, that being the counterfeit church that is founded upon freemasonry in which intends to destroy the Catholic Church by its demonic doctrines).

26 – For the price of a harlot is scarce one loaf: but the woman catcheth the precious soul of a man.

27 – Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn? 

28 – Or can he walk upon hot coals, and his feet not be burnt? 

29 – So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife, shall not be clean when he shall touch her.

30 – The fault is not so great when a man hath stolen: for he stealeth to fill his hungry soul:

31 – And if he be taken he shall restore sevenfold, and shall give up all the substance of his house.

32 – But he that is an adulterer, for the folly of his heart shall destroy his own soul: 

33 – He gathereth to himself shame and dishonour, and his reproach shall not be blotted out:

34 – Because the jealousy and rage of the husband will not spare in the day of revenge,

35 – Nor will he yield to any man’s prayers, nor will he accept for satisfaction ever so many gifts.”

The Holy Spirit continues speaking through Saint Solomon in Proverbs Chapter 7: 

1 – My son, keep my words, and lay up my precepts with thee. Son,

2 – Keep my commandments, and thou shalt live: and my law as the apple of thy eye:

3 – Bind it upon thy fingers, write it upon the tables of thy heart.

4 – Say to wisdom: Thou art my sister: and call prudence thy friend,

5 – That she may keep thee from the woman that is not thine, and from the stranger who sweeteneth her words. 

6 – For I look out of the window of my house through the lattice,

7 – And I see little ones, I behold a foolish young man,

8 – Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the way of her house.

9 – In the dark, when it grows late, in the darkness and obscurity of the night,

10 – And behold a woman meeteth him in harlot’s attire prepared to deceive souls; talkative and wandering,

11 – Not bearing to be quiet, not able to abide still at home,

12 – Now abroad, now in the streets, now lying in wait near the corners.

13 – And catching the young man, she kisseth him, and with an impudent face, flattereth, saying:

14 – I vowed victims for prosperity, this day I have paid my vows.

15 – Therefore I am come out to meet thee, desirous to see thee, and I have found thee.

16 – I have woven my bed with cords, I have covered it with painted tapestry, brought from Egypt.

17 – I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

18 – Come, let us be inebriated with the breasts, and let us enjoy the desired embraces, till the day appear.

19 – For my husband is not at home, he is gone a very long journey.

20 – He took with him a bag of money: he mill return home the day of the full moon.

21 – She entangled him with many words, and drew him away with the flattery of her lips.

22 – Immediately he followeth her as an ox led to be a victim, and as a lamb playing the wanton, and not knowing that he is drawn like a fool to bonds,

23 – Till the arrow pierce his liver: as if a bird should make haste to the snare, and knoweth not that his life is in danger.

24 – Now therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth. 

25 – Let not thy mind be drawn away in her ways: neither be thou deceived with her paths. 

26 – For she hath cast down many wounded, and the strongest have been slain by her. 

27 – Her house is the way to hell, reaching even to the inner chambers of death.

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Daily adopt a unknown dying soul

It is because of the fall of Adam and Eve that Original Sin has come into the world as a consequence for disobedience to the commands of God. Being that we are human beings with a fallen nature, we are attached to sin. However, it is by God’s Grace that we can avoid sin and near occasions of sin. It is Catholic dogma that the only spotless Humans to be purely immaculate and free of sin are both Our Lord Jesus Christ – being that He is God and cannot contradict His own nature since He is Almighty and Good – and Our Immaculate Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It is at the very moment of our death that the devil and his minions tempt the soul to fall into sin so that the soul may descend into Hell for all eternity; therefore loosing all hope for salvation and also loosing the possibility of attaining Eternal Life and the Beatific Vision. “Moreover we define that according to the general disposition of God, the souls of those who die in actual mortal sin go down into hell immediately after death and there suffer the pain of hell.” (Encyclical “On the Beatific Vision of God” Issued by Pope Benedict XII in 1336).

What a aweful tragedy it is to be tempted, especially at death since the time on earth to save ones soul is absolutely over. The Catholic Church teaches that it is a spiritual work of mercy to pray for souls and their conversion so that they may be saved, especially for the souls in purgatory in whom are already saved but thirst for Heaven since there are not any prayers being said for them. So what can we do to pray for souls at the hour of their death so that they may not be tempted? I invite you to join me in the following prayer. You won’t regret it. Let’s not forget that some day we will die and we will need prayers for us at the hour of our death as well, for we cry out to Our Dearest Lady: “Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”


A Prayer for the Dying and a Special Soul
“O MOST MERCIFUL JESUS, lover of souls,

I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart,

and by the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother,

wash clean in Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world

who are to die this day.
Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt

with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy Shepherd’s care:

I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner, who is in

danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this because of my

trust in Thy great mercy.
If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering this day

in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too,

shall please me very much, and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus,

Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for this

opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies

Thou hast shown me. Amen.
Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Amen”

Let us all keep each other in prayer for salvation. The way is very narrow to Heaven, however, the way to Hell is very wide. Pray for me as well, dear friends, for the TAB is also a sinner. God Bless You!

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Laus Tibi Christe

  
My sweet and most Holy Adorable Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me; a sinner; who has offended Thee through my own fault, through my own fault, and through my own fault alone. I thank Thee for having spared me and loving me even though I have sinned against Thee countless times throughout my life. I ask that Thou giveth me and all my dear friends, benefactors, enemies, – and all of those that I have come in contact with – the Grace to do Thy Will and to overcome sin and near occasion of sin. Breath fourth The Holy Ghost within our souls, and we shalt have life. Pour fourth thy Precious Blood upon us, and we shalt be made white as snow. Praise Be Thy Holy Name forever and ever. Save souls, especially those approaching death with sin upon theirs. Be merciful oh Sovereign King. All thou Holy Saints in Heaven, pray for us. Amen.

  

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Father Ralph Gorman and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

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Born Walter M. Gorman on March 9, 1895 in Binghamton, New York, he was the son of Walter Gorman and Mary Butler. He attended public elementary school, Central High School and St. Patrick’s Academy. He went to the Passionist Preparatory Seminary, Baltimore, Maryland in 1915. After one year he entered the novitiate at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was professed on October 7, 1917. His religious name was Gabriel. He was ordained on January 21, 1923 in Brighton, Massachusetts in the public chapel. Earlier this had been the barn on the monastery property. From 1925 until 1926 he was a student at The Catholic University of America where he obtained a M.A. cum laude. From 1926 until 1928 he went to the Angelicum in Rome where he obtained a doctorate in philosophy. Upon his return to the United States he was professor of philosophy for ten year at St. Mary’s Monastery, Dunkirk, New York while at the same time prefect of studies at nearby Holy Cross Seminary where he was also professor of biology. In 1938 he was named rector of Brighton. In 1941 he was named second provincial consultor. In 1944 he was named first provincial consultor. In 1947 he was elected provincial and in 1950 was chosen second provincial consultor. During some of the years that he was consultor he wrote “The Sign Post” column in Sign Magazine and then became a member of the editorial staff. Over this period of time Holy Cross Seminary was enlarged, the novitiate at Pittsburgh was rebuilt due to the increase in vocations to the priesthood and brotherhood. The Tacubaya Mission in Mexico was established. The Brighton retreat house was almost doubled in size and the monastery choir and library made larger. Property was purchased for a new foundation in Farmington, Connecticut. The post office address was West Hartford. The Toronto, Canada monastery and church were constructed; the Jamaica, New York and West Springfield retreat houses were expanded; and the Atlanta, Georgia school, convent, church and rectory came into being. At the same time there was concern over the long term health of the China missions. Later the Passionists went to Jamaica, West Indies and the Philippines. Father Gorman paid a great deal of attention to the various building programs in the province. Over the last several years of his life he was in poor health with high blood pressure and diabetes. His brother was Father Ralph Gorman, C.P. Source: Link

Rev.  Ralph Gorman, editor of ‘The Sign’, on the feast of Corpus Christi in the year of 1950 has given an excellent explanation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in his sermon that I would love to share:

When the children of Israel came to the gate of the court, they had to bring an animal sacrifice for their sins

“From the beginning man has offered sacrifices in fulfillment of his obligations to God. Under the Old Law, sacrifices were divinely prescribed and regulated. At the temple in Jerusalem, smoke arose daily from the holocausts, and the blood of victims crimsoned the stones of the great altar. These sacrifices – pleasing as they were to God – were but types and figures of the one great sacrifice to come – that of Calvary. The Value of the sacrifice of Calvary is beyond all human comprehension. Christ, a person of infinite dignity, offered Himself, a Victim of infinite value to the Eternal Father. When that sacrifice had been offered, all was finished. Christ could truly say: ” It is consummated”. Beside it there could be no other sacrifice, for it sufficed above all measure.

But while the Sacrifice of Calvary was of infinite value, while it filled to overflowing the fountains of God’s grace, how is sinful man to approach this fountain, how is he to receive its superabundant redemption? It is the Sacrifice of the Mass offered daily on our altars that releases to us this pent – up flood of grace; it is the Mass that opens to us this treasure house of Christ’s infinite merits. The Sacrifice of the Mass and that of Calvary are the same sacrifice, the “one oblation” because the Priest and Victim are the same – Jesus Christ. The only difference is that on Calvary Christ offered Himself in a bloody manner; in the Mass He offers Himself in a unbloody manner.

Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross took place nearly two thousand years ago in a far corner of the earth. It was indeed a sacrifice of infinite value, but it was separated from us by a deep moat of time and place. We could not be on Calvary to stand beneath the Cross that a few drops of Christ’s precious blood might fall on us to purify and sanctify us. So Christ brought Calvary to us. He transplanted His Cross into our very midst, and in the Mass He renews that same Sacrifice of Calvary. Through the Mass, the world has been planted with the Cross. As the Earth revolves, the rising sun is ever shining on this renewal of Christ’s sacrifice. Our lives are passed in sight of the Cross. We have but to turn our heads to behold the Crucified, for at Mass we kneel on Calvary. This is the great truth of the Mass.

Daily when Mass is offered, Christ becomes present on the altar. But He is not merely present, He acts. He is not there as the Babe of Bethlehem, nor as the Child of Nazareth, nor s Christ who went about doing good. He is there as the Crucified, as the Christ of Calvary, as the Victim offered for our salvation. He is there making intercession for us by the voice of His blood, praising and thanking His Heavenly Father for us, applying to us the expiatory merits of His Sacred Passion and Death. Christ is not passive on the altar during the Holy Sacrifice. Neither should those who hear Mass be passive spectators. When at Mass, we are doing more than “hearing” Mass. We are – or should be – actively engaged in offering Mass with the priest. The Priest is indeed a special representative commissioned by his ordination, but he acts in the name of all present.

When he offers the chalice, for instance, he says: “We offer Thee, O Lord, The Chalice of Salvation.” When he turns at the Orate Fratres, he says: “Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be accepted to God.” We Share actively in the Mass and receive its fullest benefits when, like the priest, we partake of the sacrificial banquet through Holy Communion. The Council of Trent urged ” that at each Mass the faithful present should communicate not only in spiritual desire, but also by the reception of Sacramental Communion, in order that the fruit of this most Holy Sacrifice may be abundantly be theirs.” (Sess 22. C.6)

  
When we actively too in the Mass when we repeat with the priest the very words and prayers of the Divine Sacrifice. That is why our Holy Father, Pope Pius XII, declares, “those are worthy of praise who, inspired by the purpose of enabling the Christian people to take part in the Eucharistic Sacrifice more easily and fruitfully, properly try to place the Roman Missal in the hands of the people, so that the faithful, joined with the priest, may pray together with the same words as his, and with the same sentiments as those of the Church.” (Mediator Dei)

When we participate thus in the offering of Mass, we shall find that he cataracts of the deep are opened and the heavens rain down showers of grace. We shall find that the fountains of the merits of Christ pour their floods of benediction over our souls, that Christ, lifted up as on Calvary, draws our hearts to Himself”.

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