The Irish state has declared public prayer near abortuaries to be illegal.
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The laity through many centuries knew that the only remedy in certain cases was to get rid of rotten prelates through direct means. That’s far more traditional than the Church Impotent position of “well, there’s no mechanism so we just have to pray and bear it”, which was only put in to protect criminals in clericals to begin with. Why would God create a Church in which the flock had no means of defending itself against wolves, when there were no shepherds and ONLY wolves assaulting them? — This lay paralysis, this “well, I have to accept being assaulted because I have no official mechanism to get rid of them,” is the taproot of the entire catastrophe. The laity are not the court of first resort, but it is an act of utter unreason and parody tradition to insist that one can only pray or bleat b-a-a-a in useless protest. The reason these false hierarchy do what they do is because they know that the truly faithful will surrender in advance. It’s no different in our case than it was for the Maccabees, who saw that refusing to fight on the Sabbath was a carte blanche to the godless foe to slaughter them,
“Why would God create a Church in which the flock had no means . . “ 1/ You are putting your mind —which is created with huge limitations, in place of God’s. Not possible! However, (continue to read) . . 2/ “No means of defending” ?? Enter: God the Father’s instructions to illiterate St. Catherine of Siena ( during ecstasy ), so necessary in our time, when, to quote a recent Bishop’s comment: “We haven’t taught the Catechism in 50 years (and more)”.
“I have appointed the Devil to tempt and to trouble My creatures in this life . . not so that (they) will BE over come, but so that THEY MAY overcome, PROVING their virtue and receiving from Me the glory of victory. And no one should fear any battle or temptation of the Devil that may come to him, because I’ve made my creatures strong, and I have given them strength of will, fortified in the Blood of My Son. Neither the Devil nor any other creature can control this free will, because it is YOURS, given to you by Me. By your own choice then, you HOLD IT OR LET IT GO if you please.
It’s a weapon.
If you place it in the hands of the Devil, it right away becomes a knife that he’ll use to stab and kill you.
On the other hand, if you do not place this knife THAT IS YOUR WILL into the hands of the Devil —that is, if you do not consent to his temptations and harassments —you will never be injured BY THE GUILT OF SIN in any temptation. Instead, you will actually be strengthened by the temptation, SO LONG AS you open the eyes of your mind TO SEE MY LOVE, and to understand WHY I allowed you to be tempted: so you could develop virtue BY HAVING IT PROVED.
MY LOVE PERMITS THESE TEMPTATIONS, for the Devil is weak. He can do nothing by himself unless I allow him. So I let him tempt you BECAUSE I LOVE YOU, not because I hate you. I want you to conquer, not to be conquered, AND TO COME TO a perfect knowledge of yourself and of Me.” —St. Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue, p. 159-160,
So, John, if “Catechist God the Father, and student Catherine” are to be trusted, your description —“this lay paralysis” —already indicates they’ve caved in to the Devil, who is using their freely surrendered Will with which to kill them . . by means of “the godless foe”.
You have used the same logic as God the Father taught St. Catherine to use, for the instruction of the Lay Faithful.
OK, Anthony, I’ve got a smoking reefer rant coming on. ( @ 3:50 f ) “ . . to its conclusion . . “ Conclusion ?? Nonsense. There will never be a conclusion. Marxist indoctrination never concludes. Process and never-finished PROGRESS is the god here. ForEVER changing, because that’s what the merely Human is best at, and ONLY capable of. But the merely Human IN SYNC WITH THE DIABOLICAL? . .
Heck, my self at 78 can barely recall what I said or did an hour ago! Long-term memories —the hallmark indicators of “old age” (and, hopefully, wisdom) have definitely “kicked in”, especially memories of the solid Faith of my Parents and of my early up-bringing. The fruits of their St. Peter Canisius’ catechesis. Thank God!
Instead, here we have MAN at the centre. Not Christ . . who came to save and absolve (Sacramentally) SINNERS. . who, in turn, NOW see fit to tell the Saviour he was mistaken . . did all that work of Salvation for nothing. He needn’t have done it. Man and his “science” have discovered the truth, “the whole truth and nothing but the truth”. Their well-fed clean bodies and dry-cleaned comfortable stylish clothes speak convincingly and laughingly of their new-found paradise-on-earth, sins and all.
Jesuits, jesuits, jesuits! . . all the “smart” men, who can no longer be considered Sons of Ignatius, of the Society of Jesus. They’ve jumped the rails and have been “imagining” around in a field of daisies and other heavily-scented flowers, like Ferdinand the flaky Bull in that song, made famous for children.
“Communion, participation, mission”. Yeah, right! Three “heavy-chevy” words, NEVER fully explained because they’ve got the Lay Faithful and themselves goin’ 75 miles per hour, where one will HAVE to be satisfied with just each word, while subjectively IMAGINING its true and full meaning by oneself, their truth and relationship remaining locked up in the “Rigid” Sacred Deposit of Faith (Scripture; Tradition; Magisterial Teaching; Wisdom of the Saints).
But then there’s that granite Lighthouse standing unmoved in a raging ocean:
“He shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom” ( Isa. 40: 11)
“Jesus, lover of my soul/ Let me to thy bosom fly/ While the nearer waters role/ While the tempest still is high/ ’Til the storm of life is past/ Safe into Thy Haven guide/ O receive my soul at last.” —Charles Wesley, 1740.
This Protestant “gets it”. We Catholics (and current Protestants who have the Scriptures), who possess the Church’s Faith and Sacraments, who can abide in the true, perpetual “Get It” at every Mass, DO we “Get It”?
Bergoglio and his Vatican Politburo can never “Get It”, having made themselves traitors to Christ and His Church.
Endless ambiguity tells the tale.
POSTSCRIPT: I had better leave St. Bernadine (of Siena’s) Consecration to St. Joseph so that we’re ALL covered,
since Joseph is Patron of the Universal Church, as well as being “Terror of Demons” and “DILIGENT Protector of CHRIST”. What would YOU do, Great St. Joseph, in our situation? Please pray for this on behalf of Christ and the whole Church.
“Dear St. Joseph, my father and my guardian, adopt me as your child; take possession of my salvation; watch
over me day and night; preserve me from occasions of sin; obtain for me purity of body. Through your
intercession with Jesus, grant me a spirit of sacrifice, of humility, of self-denial, and an INTIMATE LOVE FOR
JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. A pure and tender love of Mary, my Mother, protect and guard
in me. St. Joseph, be with me living; be with me dying, and obtain for me a favourable judgment from Jesus,
our Merciful Saviour. Amen. “