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The Gift of Piety, The Ancient Rites, and the Charismatic Movement

When studying the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost, we are given the knowledge that one of the amazing gifts is known as piety. According to the Oxford dictionary, Piety is: “The quality of being religious or reverent.”

This is what we explicitly express in the traditional liturgies of the Catholic Church that were handed down by the apostles and the saints since they do not only bring attention the divine truths of our faith, but it also gives the respect due to our dear Lord, Jesus Christ, since He becomes present in the consecrated elements of Bread and Wine.

This explains why Pope Pius V and the Council of Trent explicitly codified the ancient rites for all time and why new ones cannot be constructed, under the pain of anathema.

“If any one saith, that the received and approved rites of the Catholic Church, wont to be used in the solemn administration of the sacraments, may be contemned, or without sin be omitted at pleasure by the ministers, or be changed, by every pastor of the churches, into other new ones; let him be anathema.”

Again, These ancient rites in themselves are handed down from the apostles when they went and preached the gospel to each and every corner of the earth as Christ commanded. Matthew 28:18 – 20:

And Jesus coming spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.”

For those of you who are not aware of what the ancient rites are, these are the Latin, Armenian, West Syrian, East Syrian, Byzantine, and Alexandrian liturgies that are used by the 23 (now 24) Sui Juris Churches of the Catholic Church. While different and diverse in culture, all of these ancient apostolic rites are equivalent in reverence and holiness and should be treated as such.

When examining all the ancient rites of the Catholic Church, both eastern and western, it explains why all of the liturgies are identical in their essence and reverence. Even though they are diverse cultural wise, they unite the Church because of their nature, excluding all innovation. This is because Christ commanded that this be done and explains why the apostles and early church fathers passed them down, something we know as Apostolic Tradition or Sacred Tradition. As Saint Paul stated: “Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me: and keep my ordinances as I have delivered them to you.” ( 1 Cor 11:2)

When we look at the state of the Church today within her liturgical celebrations, one thing we most likely see are things that contradict tradition. We see many abuses such as communion in the hand, altar girls, extraordinary ministers, contemporary music and bands in church, and charismatic praise and worship music that is identical to a heretical Protestant service; something that is especially seen within the Neo Catechumenical way, life teen, and many other charismatic movements that are all heretical in their nature due to their modernist theology and philosophy which is clearly shown in their worship. 

Even though the Charismatics constantly repeat that we need a “renewal of the Holy Spirit” and that they “Feel the Holy Spirit” in their worship, can we honestly conclude that this is the same Holy Ghost of the Divine Trinity, or a devil that deceives the flock by convincing them that they are receiving gifts from heaven that inspire a feel good atmosphere and reckovation of Catholic identity? While many of these abuses are done out of ignorance and most likely innocence due to the misleading teachings of the conciliar hierarchy, can we honestly say that these new and heretical practices are from the Holy Ghost, God Himself? Absolutely not! To say otherwise would be blasphemy. The Holy Ghost is God, equivalent in Nature to The Father and The Son, and cannot change! “Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.” (Matthew 24:35). And since the Holy Ghost is God and Is Christ: “Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same forever.” (Hebrews 13:8).

So where am I going with this? This same Holy Ghost, my dear brothers and sisters, is the same Holy Ghost that inspires the Gospels, the infallible statements of the Popes, the Councils and its anathemas. This same Holy Ghost stated the following at the Second Council of Nicea:

“Let everything that conflicts with ecclesiastical tradition and teaching, and that has been innovated and done contrary to the examples outlined by the saints and hereafter at any time be done in such a fashion, be anathema.”

But don’t take my word for it, Pope Pius X repeats this by stating the following:

“But for Catholics nothing will remove the authority of the second Council of Nicea, where it condemns those ‘who dare, after the impious fashion of heretics, to deride the ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties of some kind . . . or endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church’. . . . Wherefore the Roman Pontiffs, Pius IV and Pius IX, ordered the insertion in the profession of faith of the following declaration: ‘I most firmly admit and embrace the apostolic and ecclesiastical traditions and other observances and constitutions of the Church’.”  – Pope St Pius X, Encyclical Against Modernism (Pascendi)

So my Charismatic friends.. who are you really praying to? Let us continue to pray that our hierarchy and mislead brothers and sisters return to Tradition.

               St. Thomas Aquinas

“It is absurd, and a detestable shame, that we should suffer those traditions to be changed which we have received from the fathers of old.” – The Decretals (Dist. xii, 5) Cited by St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologica, II, I, Q. 97, art. 2.

 

For more information:

 https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/message-to-the-charasmatic-movement-by-the-ethiopian-rite-catholics/
https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/why-traditionalists-object-to-a-new-liturgy-dogma/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/daily-post-the-liturgy-and-dogma/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/what-we-have-lost/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/the-novus-ordo-americanism-and-the-council-of-trent/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/archbishop-bugini-on-the-novus-ordo-missae/

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Life Queen Eucharistic “adoration” abuse.. 

 Welcome to Protestantism; friends.

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The Crises after Vatican II – Altar Girls


It was in the late 1960’s – early 1970’s that the ‘Spirit of Vatican II’ began to spread like wildfire; both among the laity and even the clergy. The ‘Spirit of Vatican II” is the very notion that the Catholic Church and the ideas of the world can co-exist in the light of the Second Vatican Council, thus the heresy of modernism that His Holiness Pope Pius X has condemned because of the very fact that modernism involves questioning revealed truths that Catholics are bound to accept, such as the miracles in the bible, dogma, the existence of God, etc. henceforth Pope Pius X’s statement that “The evolution of dogmas is only the corruption of dogmas” since this is exactly what the modernists push for; the change in church teaching. Not only has the ‘Spirit of Vatican II’ been praised by the modernist clergy – in which has later corrupted the faith among many Catholics including seminarians -; it has also corrupted the liturgy which aims us towards the very center of our faith, the worship of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI stated in 1977 the following:
“I am convinced that the crises in the Church we are experiencing today is, to a large extent, due to the disintegration of the liturgy”.

Since the corruption of the liturgy was coming from the modernist hierarchy in order to ‘please’ those who belong to false religions as a result of false ecumenism so they would ‘convert’ to Catholicism (watering down truth in order to convert heretics and those outside the church is the Heresy of Americanism that Pope Leo XIII condemned), many abuses were later initiated into the liturgy and heresy began to be taught from the pulpits. This explains why in the year of 1965 Germany began to allow females to serve at the altar in order to have ‘equality’ among both genders and so that nobody would feel ‘excluded’ which only resulted in scandal, thus the collapse in priestly vocations. The practice of allowing females to serve at the altar was condemned by Rome several times including the year of 1970 in the document titled “Litugicae Instaurationes”.

Because many began to ignore the instructions of Rome; the practice of altar girls began to spread as one of the many liturgical abuses, which later lead more innovation to creep within the Church after the release of Pope John Paul II’s 1983 Code of Canon law. Since the new code of canon law in Canon 230 #2 stated that “Lay persons can fulfill the function of lector in liturgical actions by temporary designation. All lay persons can also perform the functions of commentator or cantor, or other functions, according to the norm of law.”; it later lead those who support liturgical feminism to interpret it in such a fashion that it validates their abuse since this canon does not specifically address that males are to be the only ones that play this role in the liturgy.

Since there were many interpretations upon this very canon, the Pontifical council on June 30th, 1992 had to investigate upon this matter. The conclusion was that this canon allows females to serve at the altar, which was later given perfect approval as a correct interpretation by Pope John Paul II a month later on July 11th. (I would even argue that it was pressured upon him since he openly spoke out against the practice..)
In 1994 a document from the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts gave some room for the novel practice of “female altar servers” under political pressure from the U.S., but nevertheless insisted that “the obligation to support groups of altar boys will always remain…” (Another reasoning for my belief that It was forced).

Since we are not bound to accept His Holiness Pope John Paul II’s decision, and because it contradicts Catholicity in itself, we are obliged to critique innovation, even when it comes from the Pope himself since he is not infallible in his actions that contradict the true faith. The practice of allowing young boys to serve at the altar is to help them discern their vocation to the priesthood since they are witnessing and even assisting the priest at the altar. To allow females to serve at the altar is to say that females can also become priests, which even Pope John Paul II infallibly prohibited in his Apostolic letter ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis’.

Let us not also forget His Holiness Pope Benedict XIV’s statement in his encyclical Allatae Sunt of 26 July 1755 which states the following:

“Pope Gelasius in his ninth letter (chap. 26) to the bishops of Lucania condemned the evil practice which had been introduced of women serving the priest at the celebration of Mass. Since this abuse had spread to the Greeks, Innocent IV strictly forbade it in his letter to the bishop of Tusculum: “Women should not dare to serve at the altar; they should be altogether refused this ministry.” We too have forbidden this practice in the same words in Our oft-repeated constitution Etsi Pastoralis, sect. 6, no. 21.” (The role of allowing lay males to serve was approved in the 10th century to substitute for Acolytes – a minor order before becoming a priest.)

(Warning! Jimmy Papist moment ahead!)

Jimmy Papist

“Oh come on TAB, you’re being a Pharisee! Allowing females to serve at the altar helps them discern their vocation to the religious life!”

This is an absurd argument since nuns were never given a role to assist the priest at mass as acolytes, nor are they dressed in masculine clothing anymore than a priest is dressed as a nun in a habit. If one really wants to discern a vocation to the religious life, my advice would be to visit different convents and to pray that the Holy Spirit guides you in the right direction.

I will close with a few quotes to keep in mind.

His Eminence Cardinal Burke:
““If we are not training young men as altar boys, giving them an experience of serving God in the liturgy, we should not be surprised that vocations have fallen dramatically”

1970 Pope Paul VI said in Liturgicae Instaurationes, “In conformity with norms traditional in the Church, women (single, married, religious), whether in churches, homes, convents, schools, or institutions for women, are barred from serving the priest at the altar.”

And in 1980 Pope John Paul II stated in Inaestimabile Donum, “There are, of course, various roles that women can perform in the liturgical assembly: these include reading of the Word of God and proclaiming the intentions of the Prayer of the Faithful. Women are not, however, permitted to act as altar servers.”

“They knew only too well the intimate bond which unites faith with worship, ‘the law of belief with the law of prayer,’ and so, under the pretext of restoring it to its primitive form, they corrupted the order of the liturgy in many respects to adapt it to the errors of the Innovators.” – Pope Leo XIII, Apostolicae Curae, September 13, 1896

Pope Saint Pius X
“But for Catholics nothing will remove the authority of the second Council of Nicea, where it condemns those ‘who dare, after the impious fashion of heretics, to deride the ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties of some kind . . . or endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church’. . . . Wherefore the Roman Pontiffs, Pius IV and Pius IX, ordered the insertion in the profession of faith of the following declaration: ‘I most firmly admit and embrace the apostolic and ecclesiastical traditions and other observances and constitutions of the Church’.” – Pope St Pius X, Encyclical Against Modernism (Pascendi)

“The true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries nor innovators, but men of tradition.” – Pope St. Pius X

Second Council of Nicea

  • “If anyone rejects any written or unwritten tradition of the Church, let him be anathema.”
  • “Let everything that conflicts with ecclesiastical tradition and teaching, and that has been innovated and done contrary to the examples outlined by the saints and hereafter at any time be done in such a fashion, be anathema.”

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Catholic humor – Altar Girls..? Yeah right! 

  

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Pope Gregory XVI on the destruction of the liturgy

  
We often hear from our beloved clerics that the statistics in Mass attendance are decreasing and the faith of many of those who identify as Catholic has been lost. How often do you see what I identify as “holiday catholics”; that being Catholics that only attend Mass on specific feast days and holidays out of routine but do not actually care about the faith nor think about it? 

We often hear about this “new evangelization” from the hierarchy. The question is this; what progress have we made from this “new evangelization”? Sadly, many clerics would interpret a “new evangelization” as a way of converting those outside the church and even inside by using watered down theology and liturgy in order to be accepted and “pastoral”. What are the results of this?

 The lukewarmness of the faith since our beloved prelates have been mislead with a plague from Satan that only deceives souls, something we need to take to prayer so our beloved clerics may notice their errors, strive for holiness, and conquor over Satan’s attacks and all of Hell itself. 

What better prayer is there than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? What liturgies are better than those accepted by the Council of Trent for all time; that being the Latin Rites of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern rites, in which explicitly express Catholic orthodoxy? As the angelic doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas has repeated: “Lex Oriendi, Lex Credendi”. The way we pray is how we will believe; and boy wasn’t he right? 

Let’s be honest here; when the ways of the world are initiated in the liturgy in order to “connect with the people” and to “get with the times” we only see the negative results that the hierarchy complains about. My only question is this; what did you expect? If we believe in the false doctrines of the world and teach it from the pulpits or dismiss them and justify them rather than teaching Catholic truth; the faithful will obviously accept the doctrines of the world as okay and even infallible in some cases. If we pray like the world by bringing in a folk band while Father Gregory dances infront of the Altar and Sister Nancy hands out communion with her fellow extraordinary ministers in jeans and t shirts; the whole essence of the Sacririce of Calvery will be lost and only decrease the faith of the flock since dogma is hardly practiced nor taught anymore. 

Solution? Bring back the Latin Mass. Bring back Catholic orthodoxy and identity. Remove innovation. 

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It’s traditional to have a Globe Mass? 

A friend of mine was recently told about a Catholic middle school that is supposedly “Traditionalist”. After doing investigation she found rather the contrary. 

   
    
 

Is it because they do not have Altar girls that it’s supposedly Traditional? Is it because of the Cassock and Surplice that the altar boys are vested with? I mean the black and white neon stations of the Cross do help with devotion to the Passion after all. This is a pure embarrassment.

 – Jimmy Papist Moment –

“Ooo, ooo, I’m sure they used this song for their heretical liturgy!” Link

I wouldn’t doubt it, little buddy, I wouldn’t doubt it at all.

Source:St.Joseph School Gallery

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Oh now isn’t that cute, Father? 

  
This is going to lead to loads of hate mail from the Neo cons and other life queen, neocat, and youcat supports; but oh well. If you call this “reverence” then it just proves how deceived you are. Guess who else was laughing and dancing at Calvery? The Romans who mocked Christ as King. 

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Saint Thomas Aquinas refuses the idea of EMHC 

  After reading The Summa of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a doctor of the Church, upon the topic of the Eucharist on this feast of Corpus Christi I found some statements in which he outright rejects the idea of laymen distributing Holy Communion. Let’s examine them, shall we? 

• “Only the ordained priest can change bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ in the name of Christ. Ordinarily, too, only the ordained priest can dispense this sacrament to the people in communion. The priest does what Christ did at the Last Supper. Christ consecrated bread and wine. He distributed His Body and Blood to His Apostles. The Priest consecrates bread and wine and distributes it to the people.”

• The Eucharist is God’s gift to the people. Again, the Eucharist is a sacred thing. It can be touched only by consecrated or sacred things. The linen cloth – the corporal, on which the Body of Christ rests on the Altar, the Chalice in which the Blood of Christ rests are consecrated for this purpose. So too, the hands of the priests are blessed and consecrated so that they may handle this sacrament worthily”.

• The priest consecrates bread and wine in the Sacrifice of the Mass. But whoever offers sacrifice must share in the sacrifice. The outward sacrifice is a sign of the inner by which he offers himself to God. By sharing in the external sacrifice he shows that he is making the internal sacrifice. For this reason, the priest who celebrates Mass must receive the Eucharist in communion at the Mass. Moreover, he dispenses this sacrament to others in communion. He himself out to receive first. In this way, he proves to the people that he is the dispenser of divine gifts”. 

This is what I have been saying all along. Our Lord deserves respect in the Blessed Sacrament and must be shown reverence. Pope Pius V, Pray for us.

 

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Life teen and The Council of Trent

Previously here at the Crusade of Pope Pius XII we have criticized the Charismatic movement; to be specific, the teenage group titled “Life teen”.

Are the actions of those who participate at life teen condemned by The Council of Trent? Lets take a look and start off with their actions they regularly perform at the Steubenville Conference; shall we?

“And in delivering their sentiments, when the priests of the Lord are sitting together in the place of benediction, no one–agreeably to the statute of the council of Toledo–ought either to be boisterous by immoderate outcries, or to cause disturbance by tumult; none to be contentious with false, vain, or obstinate disputation; but let whatsoever is said be so tempered by the mildest utterance of the words spoken, that neither the hearers may be offended, nor the rectitude of a correct judgment be warped by the mind being troubled. (Council of Trent Session 2 – Paragraph 2)”

If anybody who identifies as a Catholic denies this very statement; as well as any of the other infallible statements that must be believed by all Roman Catholics; they put themselves in schism with the Church by disobedience and sin against the unity of the Church. We cannot forget that this same organization was founded by a heretical priest who was later excommunicated for opening a non denominational church; which is also a schismatic act; which explains the watered down theology of the heretical group now known as “life teen” which wasn’t even approved by the Holy Roman Church.

” Oh come on Chris, you are being judgmental and you hate everything post – Vatican II!”

Actually no; I oppose the actions done under the “spirit of Vatican II” as well as the modernist statements added into the council by masonic brother Buan; also known as Cardinal Bugini, that has caused the Holy Catholic Church to almost collapse these past 50+ years (Which wont happen since Christ promised that the gates  Hell shall not prevail” . We cannot deny the fact that this very group is infested with modernism; both liturgically and theologically, which their support of the youcat catechism and “liturgical worship” clearly proves.

Still not convinced that the Lifeteen movement isn’t Catholic?

By this very image what more must I say? Some will try to excuse this and quote from The general principle is contained in Article 14 of the constitution on the sacred liturgy which states:

“Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that full, conscious and active participation in the ceremonies which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy.”

This is the same quote from the Second Vatican Council that both the modernist hiearchy and laity have been using for decades. However; this is also the same quote that has been taken out of context, for this was intended to have the laity respond to the priest through sacred chant which goes back to Pius X which states in his motu proprio, Tra le sollecitundini, published in 1903 that “the faithful assemble to draw that spirit from its primary and indispensable source, that is, from active participation in the sacred mysteries and in the public and solemn prayer of the Church.”

Now lets be honest; do you really think Pope Pius X would accept the new interpretation and innovation of “active participation”?

Pope Pius XI in his apostolic constitution, Divini cultus, wrote in 1928, that the restoration of Gregorian chant for the use of the people would provide the means whereby “the faithful may participate in divine worship more actively.” Such participation was to be achieved both by singing and by an appreciation of the beauty of the liturgy which stirs the heart of the worshiper, who thereby enters into the sacred mysteries.

In his encyclicals, Mystici corporus in 1943, and Mediator Dei in 1947, Pope Pius XII used the term but carefully insisted that true participation was not merely external but consisted in a baptismal union with Christ in His Mystical Body, the Church.

In 1958, the Sacred Congregation of Rites issued the instruction, De musica sacra, which distinguished several qualities of participation:

The Mass of its nature requires that all those present participate in it, in the fashion proper to each.

This participation must primarily be interior (i.e., union with Christ the Priest; offering with and through Him).

b) But the participation of those present becomes fuller (plenior) if to internal attention is joined external participation, expressed, that is to say, by external actions such as the position of the body (genuflecting, standing, sitting), ceremonial gestures, or, in particular, the responses, prayers and singing . . .

It is this harmonious form of participation that is referred to in pontifical documents when they speak of active participation (participatio actuosa), the principal example of which is found in the celebrating priest and his ministers who, with due interior devotion and exact observance of the rubrics and ceremonies, minister at the altar.

c) Perfect participatio actuosa of the faithful, finally, is obtained when there is added sacramental participation (by communion).

d) Deliberate participatio actuosa of the faithful is not possible without their adequate instruction.

In addition; this explains why Trent also stated the following:

“Let there be no talking or conversing together,but with mouth and mind association with the celebrant (Session 2 – Paragraph 2)

CANON XIII.-If any one saith, that the received and approved rites of the Catholic Church, wont to be used in the solemn administration of the sacraments, may be contemned, or without sin be omitted at pleasure by the ministers, or be changed, by every pastor of the churches, into other new ones; let him be anathema. (Addressing this very key issue and the Novus Ordo missal, per say).

Thus, the hand clapping, hand holding, the balloons, the guitar, and Protestantised liturgy is the very tactic the modernists have used as an act of blasphemy an disobedience to mock and abandon the Catholic theology of the Mass, which Cardinal Ottviani and Cardinal Bacci warned against on the novus ordo to begin with. Oh Lord; Help us in these times of apostasy Our Lady has warned us of.

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Martyrdom, The Blessed Sacrament, and the Papal Mass of January 16th, 2015

LastCommunionofStJosephofCalasanz-Goya-1819What a true blessing it is for us as Catholics to be members of the one true Church, in which has the access to the most important sacrament of them all; The Eucharist. It is through this sacrament that those in sanctifying grace are given the strength to overcome temptations and avoid near occasion of sin since the true presence of Christ brings forth strength and grace within the soul. This is because our bodies are the temples of The Holy Spirit in which was created by God to respond to Holiness by obeying His Will; thus we were made in His Image. Just as the divinity of Christ was veiled under His flesh; it is also through the Blessed Sacrament that His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity are veiled under the appearances of bread and wine to the human eye. It is through the Blessed Sacrament that we are able to physically be in the presence of Our King, Jesus Christ, whom is all good and deserving of our love.

therese3Saint Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower) Doctor and defender of the Church has stated the following:

“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart… don’t listen to the demon, laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love. The gust of our soul knows our misery; He comes to find an empty tent within us, which is all He asks.”

Sadly in our times; 70 percent of those who identify as Catholic have lost reverence and respect for the real presence. Not only because of the sac religious receptions of Holy Communion in Mortal Sin (which is against 1 Cor 11:27); but because of the very fact that they reject the Church’s doctrine and dogma that the Eucharist is the very true body of Christ. This even goes back to the times when Jesus preached on the true presence of Blessed Sacrament and many disciples have abandoned Him due to this very teaching. (John 6:66). Our Blessed Lord then humbly and mercifully asked His apostles “Will you leave me too?” What great sorrow it brings to Our Lord that many no longer believe in His true presence; which is only a privilege and not a right to any human being. Many of the early Christians would die for this very mystery; such as St. Tarcisius, who was a Christian in 2nd century; which were the times in which the pagan Roman Empire was very anti-Christian and had every intention to try their best to destroy the Church through persecution. (Which was later resolved at The 1st Council of Nicaea due to Constantine’s conversion to the Catholic Church).

catacombe_algemeen_gang_(01)_LRAs the persecution arose within the Pagan Roman Empire; Christians were forced to hide underground in small tunnels for the dead called the catacombs; in which where was the very place that The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass was celebrated by the local Bishop since the early Christians could obviously not gather in public; but rather gathered in these very places. Little Saint Tarcisius, whom was an orphan, happened to be one of these faithful Christians; whom had a strong devotion to The Blessed Sacrament. Since these were dark times in which a priest could not distribute The Blessed Sacrament to those whom were in prison at the time (as a result of persecution for being a Christian); the Bishop has asked the faithful after Mass the question of who would be willing to risk his life to carry Holy Communion to the prisoners. Even though three men offered to bring The Blessed Sacrament to those in prison; Little Saint Tarcisius, who was an acolyte, personally accepted the task in which later resulted in the Bishop excusing his request to do so. However, since the young saint kept begging to the Bishop and stated to him: “I am so young, the pagans will think I am only a messenger boy, and let me pass.” the Bishop later gave him permission due to his great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.

After he was given permission to bring Holy Communion to those whom were imprisoned, he later placed Several Sacred Hosts inside a white linen cloth within a little case which Tarcisius put inside his tunic, just over his heart, and with his two hands clasped over his Sacred Burden, he started off. “Oh, dear Jesus, how I love Thee,” he whispered. “How good Thou art to choose me as Thy little messenger. How willingly I would suffer and die for Thee, like these good people in prison. Perhaps one day Thou wilt let me lay down my life for Thee too!” As he left the catacombs; he later ran into a group of kids who were playing a game; and they requested that he join them. He refused and replied “I am sorry, but I am on an important message.” They later noticed he was guarding something next to his heart; and became suspicious and tried pulling his arms away since he refused to tell them what it was he was hiding. The more he refused to budge; the more aggressive the boys were towards him and began to severely beat him. As he was beaten; he whispered “Jesus, strengthen me.” One of the children beating him heard this and cried “He’s a Christian! He is hiding some kind of Christian Mystery there!” As they began beating him; a man passing by asked what was the matter. “He’s a Christian, carrying some Christian mystery, and we’re trying to get it from him,” cried one of the boys. “A Christian did you say?” said the man, and giving Tarcisius one cruel blow, threw him to the ground.

At this very moment a soldier, coming towards the group, scattered the boys right and left and, stooping down, lifted Tarcisius in his arms. “You cowards!” he said; “all setting on one little lad,” and he strode quickly down the street and hurried off into a quiet lane. “Tarcisius, lad,” he said, smoothing back the curls from his pale face. Tarcisius opened his eyes and recognized the soldier as a Christian whom he had often met in the catacombs.

communion-tarcisius“I am dying,” he said, “but I have kept my God safe from them.” And he handed his Precious Treasure to the soldier, who placed it reverently inside his tunic. “Carry Him to the prison for me,” said Tarcisius, and with a gentle sigh he fell back into the soldier’s arms. His little soul was already with God, for whom he so willingly had given his life, for Jesus Himself once said: “Greater love than this no man has, than that a man lay down his life for his friend.” Little Tarcisius gave his life for the Friend of friends, Jesus Christ.

Now recently at the Papal Mass of Pope Francis on January 16, 2015 outside of the Manila Cathedral, there was during the time of reception of the Blessed Sacrament a huge sacrilegious act that was taken place by “extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion” and those within the crowd. The Blessed Sacrament was dispensed to those within the crowd and then passed backwards and broken into pieces; which then according to those who were physically there and were eyewitnesses to this very act later reported that this resulted in many hosts falling into the mud; which you can come to the conclusion was probably trampled upon. abuseYou can now see why we as faithful Catholics are against the very practice of reception of Communion in the hand; because sadly, things like what has happened at the Papal Mass occur. This practice is an absolute mockery of those whom were martyred for the Blessed Sacrament and to Our Lord’s very words: “Amen, amen I say to you; Moses gave you not bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven… I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give, is My Flesh, for the life of the world.” (John 6:32, 51-52). I ask you all to pray the same prayer I recite at every Mass “Lord Have mercy on those whom do not  have devotion to thee in the Blessed Sacrament. Save souls, amen!” Saint Tarcisus; Ora Pro Nobis.eucharist-angels

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