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Saint Francis de Sales on the Purification of the Soul from Mortal Sin

  
“THE first purification to be made is from sin;—the means whereby to make it, the sacrament of penance. Seek the best confessor within your reach, use one of the many little books written in order to help the examination of conscience. Read some such book carefully, examining point by point wherein you have sinned, from the first use of your reason to the present time. And if you mistrust your memory, write down the result of your examination. 

Having thus sought out the evil spots in your conscience, strive to detest them, and to reject them with the greatest abhorrence and contrition of which your heart is capable;—bearing in mind these four things:—that by sin you have lost God’s Grace, rejected your share in Paradise, accepted the pains of Hell, and renounced God’s Eternal Love. You see, my child, that I am now speaking of a general confession of your whole life, which, while I grant it is not always necessary, I yet believe will be found most helpful in the beginning of your pursuit after holiness, and therefore I earnestly advise you to make it. 

Not unfrequently the ordinary confessions of persons leading an everyday life are full of great faults, and that because they make little or no preparation, and have not the needful contrition. Owing to this deficiency such people go to confession with a tacit intention of returning to their old sins, inasmuch as they will not avoid the occasions of sin, or take the necessary measures for amendment of life, and in all such cases a general confession is required to steady and fix the soul. 

But, furthermore, a general confession forces us to a clearer selfknowledge, kindles a wholesome shame for our past life, and rouses gratitude for God’s Mercy, Which has so long waited patiently for us;—it comforts the heart, refreshes the spirit, excites good resolutions, affords opportunity to our spiritual Father for giving the most suitable advice, and opens our hearts so as to make future confessions more effectual. 

Therefore I cannot enter into the subject of a general change of life and entire turning to God, by means of a devout life, without urging upon you to begin with a general confession.” 

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A Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory 

  

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A solution to decrease sacrilege in a world corrupted with sin 

 

When in the state of grace, Our Lord gives us all the graces we need to become a saint in one single reception of Holy Communion. While our Lord will do all that is necessary to make us holy, we must cooperate with Him and humbly return the favor. 

Oh how unworthy we as a fallen human race are to be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in our parishes. Even though Christ is King, He humbly remains quiet in the appearances of simple earthly elements: bread and wine. 

When the Blessed Sacrament was suspended in the air at Fatima, the Angel prostrated himself and repeated the prayer: 

“O most Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—I adore thee profoundly. I offer thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ—present in all the tabernacles of the world—in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.” 

How often do we hear horror stories that involve sacrilegious actions?  For example: many receiving our Dear King unworthy by refusing to confess mortal sin, later going to the Communion Rail out of pride? 

What about the grave abuse of receiving Him in the hands which later results in the infamous action of wiping off the Sacred Particles onto the pants, later falling onto the ground or into the washing machines of many? 

Friends, the Sacred Host is so delicate that miniature particles break off from it easier than a Protestant breaks off from the Church.

For my dear brothers that serve the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we know this is especially the case when the Host comes into contact with the paten. Can those who receive in the hands really say they believe in the real presence? 

I call the reception in the hands another form of the satanic black mass for the very reason that the Sacred Host is blasphemed against by selfish and impious actions. While it may seem harsh to many, this is sadly the reality. 

If the angel at Fatima prostrated himself in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, who says we are anymore worthy by pridefully rejecting to show reverence and piety? Is the rejection of reverence and piety not something we see in so many parishes these days ever since the ambiguous & innovative council of 1962?  

So what is the solution to these abuses one may ask? We must pray and make sacrifices. We must pray our daily rosaries and wear the brown scapular. We must offer up the Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord to the Father and be open to His Will. We must stay faithful to the first Friday and Saturday devotions in Honor of The Most Holy Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. We must pray for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We must remain in the state of grace and remain close to the sacraments. If you aren’t already doing this, change that and start today! 

Friends, these are the only ways we can decrease sin in the world. We must step up our prayer routine up a notch and increase holiness in this world for the conversion of sinners so that we may be with God forever in the next. Make peace with your enemies, do penance, sin no more, and pray for the conversion of sinners. 

Oh God, grant us poor sinners the graces necessary to shine forth Thy light in these dark times. Amen. May God Bless you. 

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Pope Clement XII on Freemasonry 

  

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Image: Sister Lucia upon the Brown Scapular

  

Remember to pray your rosaries daily and to wear the brown scapular. The daily morning consecration to the Brown Scapular is a pledge of obedience to Our Lady’s promises, which is to wear the brown scapular out of devotion for Sanctifying Grace and Her Immaculate Conception so that the soul shall not perish eternity in the eternal flames of Hell. 

The full promise of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to Saint Simon Stock July 16, 1251

“Accept this Scapular. It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger and a pledge of peace. Whosoever dies clothed in this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.”

Note: The promise must be taken in context. It would be heresy to confuse the Scapular with a good luck charm that automatically brings one to Heaven after death. It is true devotion to Our Lady that will keep us in Sanctifying Grace as long as we cooperate with the Graces Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, gives us. 

While we continue to wear our Brown Scalulars that Our Lady has given us as an instrument of Grace through devotion to Her Immaculate Conception, let us remember to pray for the salvation of souls and for those in Purgatory. 

For more info: 

 http://www.fatima.org/apostolate/pdf/brown_scapular.pdf
http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/scapular.htm

http://www.fisheaters.com/scapulars.html

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The answer is prayer

  
The question is how can we increase holiness in a world full of corruption and sin? Simple: prayer. 

1.Make sacrifices, even if they be small. 

2. Say your daily rosaries.
3. Make visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
4. Say your braveries.
5. Read and meditate upon scripture. 

6. Make morning consecrations to the Immaculate Heart of Mary every morning.
7. Wear the brown scapular.
8. Stay close to the confessional and repent of your sins.
9.Be in sanctifying grace.
10. Study Catholic apologetics and the faith by reading the catechism of Trent, the encyclicals by pre Vatican 2 Popes, and the council’s previous to Vatican 2.
11. Pray for the Pope and the Bishops.
12. Pray for the Consecration of RUSSIA (emphasis added, Russia alone and not the whole world) to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

In other words, be a saint. 

Important Note: The image does not reflect reality. Animals do not possess immortal souls, therefore they do not pray nor repent of any sin since they cannot commit any. The image simply encourages prayer. However, the animals do praise God by their very existence. 

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Blessed Cardinal Henry Newman upon the ancient Rite 

  
Blessed. Cardinal John Henry Newman upon the unchangeable ancient Roman Rite of Rome. He mentions the third century since Pope Saint Gregory I had codified the ancient Roman Rite within the Roman / Western Rite Church, later being repeated by Pope Euguene The Third through Cardinal Torcumalta, Pope Pius III, Pope Pius V, The Council of Trent, and Pope Pius X in Tre La Secollundini for all time, henceforth it is unchangeable and no new rites can be constructed by any Pope, Cardinal, Bishop, Priest etc. 

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Pope Pius XII upon the universal tongue of the Church

  

Today marks the 47th anniversary of the death of Pope Pius XII of venerable memory. I pray that this pope becomes canonized some day along with Pope Pius the 9th, Pope Leo XIII, and Pope Clement XII. We need more holy popes in these dark times.

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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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Image: Being a Traditionalist does not mean.. 

  

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