Important voting information

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Well, here we are again, another 4 years later trying to decide who will be the best candidate to run our country.

This election is of utmost importance in the sense that by now we should all understand and realize that the world is being purified because of our sins against God.   Who we choose on election day could either mitigate our purification or intensify it.   Not only that, but our very souls are at stake here.

I have recently been given some very important information on what we should be considering when we go to the polling booth.   If you didn’t know this before, abortion and same sex marriage are two of the gravest evils being committed,  causing us to fall from grace and God’s helping hand.

I want to remind you of two very important scripture verses which we need  to take very seriously before we make our decision on who to vote for.image

” if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)”

And Again:

18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[a] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.

20 “Again, when a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before them, they will die. Since you did not warn them, they will die for their sin. The righteous things that person did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. (Ezekiel 3:18-20)

Catholics who vote for someone who promotes abortion and same sex marriage will be in mortal sin and cannot receive  Holy Communion, until you repent of your sin.

imageThis is serious stuff.  If you have to hold your nose to vote, then do it.   Do it God’s way and He will surely reward you; otherwise, you will be held to account and remember, none of us know the time or day when we shall be facing God for our judgment.   Would you go to hell or spend a long time in purgatory just to vote for someone who is totally against God….not I.

There are two individuals, I believe, who would be ok for us to vote for.  One is an independent from Utah and the other is Trump.

Trump’s Promises to Catholics
Dan Lynch

Last week I attended and addressed the 18th Annual Catholic Leadership Conference, held October 4-6 in Denver Colorado. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were invited to attend and address us.

Donald Trump said that he had a scheduling conflict, but that he would send us a letter. Two days before the conference, Hillary Clinton said that she would not attend.

While I was at the event, I spoke to Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. He is a member of a prestigious Catholic Advisory Group to the Trump campaign. I asked him directly whether they had any real input to the Trump campaign or whether they were just being used as window dressing. Father Frank told me that he had just finished speaking on his cell phone with the director of the Trump campaign and, “Yes, they were listening to Catholics and the Catholic Advisory Group.”

Mr. Trump wrote in his letter:

“I have a message for Catholics: I will be there for you. I will stand with you. I will fight for you. I am, and will remain, pro-life. I will defend your religious liberties and the right to fully and freely practice your religion, as individuals, business owners and academic institutions.”

He wrote that Catholics are “a rich part of our nation’s history” and that “the United States was, and is, strengthened through Catholic men, women, priests and religious Sisters.”

“Hillary Clinton supports forcing The Little Sisters of the Poor who have taken care of the elderly poor since 1839, to pay for contraceptives in their health care plan (even though they have never wanted them, never used them and never will), and having the government fine them heavily if they continue to refuse to abide by this onerous mandate,” Trump wrote.

He added that Clinton “has been hostile to the core issues and policies of greatest concern to Catholics: life, religious liberty, Supreme Court nominations, affordable and quality healthcare, educational choice and home schooling.”

“On issues and policies of greatest concern to Catholics, the differences between myself and Hillary Clinton are stark. I will stand with Catholics and fight for you,” he wrote. “Hillary Clinton has been openly hostile to these core Catholic issues for a long time, and is only going to be worse with Tim Kaine now following her lead.”

“We are at a crossroads in our country,” he wrote. “Much like 1980. But the stakes are higher now—the highest they have ever been. We have two candidates representing entirely different agendas for our country that will take it in two completely different directions for generations to come. And our direction offers a much brighter future for our beloved country.”

“Thank you for giving me the time to share my thoughts with you on some of the critical issues facing us today.”

“Please keep me and my family in your prayers.”

“God bless you and may God bless the United States of America.”

You may read Donald Trump’s full letter to the Catholic Leadership Conference here.

As Catholics, before we vote, we are called to inform ourselves about the issues and to form our consciences correctly in accordance with the natural moral law and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The Catholic bishops of the United States offer a guide, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español). This is their teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. They urge pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.

Let us read the guide, inform ourselves, correctly form our consciences and vote accordingly.

Dan Lynch is the Director of Dan Lynch Apostolates promoting devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations, Our Lady of America and St. John Paul II. He is an author, public speaker and a former judge and lawyer in Vermont. He has appeared many times on radio and television and has spoken at conferences throughout the world. You may learn more about Dan here. (Dan Lynch, From King of all Nations

This is a powerful sermon which we absolutely should listen to before we cast our vote.

Please let others know if they do not understand.  All of our souls are at stake here.  May we all have eyes to see and ears to hear.  This is truly the time to repent of our stubborn ways and begin following God’s laws so that we  can have God’s help and blessings once again.  Note:  Do not expect to receive God’s protection if you cannot and will  not follow His Laws.

I would like to close with a wonderful article:  Human Respect:  Don’t give in to the Chase

Lets all do the right thing and save our Country, family and loved ones.    Blessings to all of you.

The challenge of being generous

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A few days ago I was reading the Gospel of the day, Luke 12:13-21, when I was struck by the following words:  “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions”.

It began with someone who said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me”.  Then Jesus told them a parable about a rich man who thought to himself that he would tear down his barns to build larger ones because he did not have space to store his harvest.   but God said to him, “you fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?  Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God”

Why this struck me so  hard is because right now I am dealing with the estates of two deceased family members.  My brothers estate and my Father-in-Laws estate.  Inevitably, you will always get  individuals who want everything and are loathe to share.

Generosity is a gift and is something that we have to intentionally cultivate through our will.  God gives us the grace to do so, but whether we accept that grace to become generous people is up to us.

I think we all have to work at this.  There are some things that we have that we are very generous with, and then again, there are other things that we have that we have difficulty parting with.   I, for one, know that God has challenged me in the area of plants.  I love every beautiful plant out there and want them all.  But, there have been quite a few times where the Lord has asked me to give them up for other people.  I have done so, but after I have talked myself into it for awhile.  It doesn’t come naturally to give up my most prized plants.

Some people will give financial help to others quite freely, but then when it comes to possessions, they hoard like crazy.  So, This is where each one of us has to sit down and  figure out what we are lusting after and  have become attached to so that we can relinquish these items to become  “poor in spirit”.

I do believe the Lord is challenging every one of us who has the desire to be close to Him in order to show us our weaknesses and the areas we need to improve upon.

This is very important right now because when the “crash” does come, we will lose everything that we desired most (in order to purify us of our attachments)….This means I have to walk away from any attachments I have to plants or any other possessions that I may have trouble parting with – NOW).     It also means that if we are hoarding food just for ourselves, our food will rot and we will not have what we need during those times of need.

Remember, this whole purification process is about humbling us and purifying us so that we quit relying totally on ourselves.  We need to rely on God.  We also have become so materialistic that we find our joy and love in “things” or “acquiring things”, instead of God.  God aims to change all that.  I have heard the statement, I think from “Charlie”, that “what we desire most will be  used against us”.

In regard to the two estates I have found myself wanting several things that others also wanted.  I had to really dig deep and ask myself “why do I want that”, do I need it”, do they want it more or could they use it more”; will that item be used or just sit there and collect dust”.

There were a few mornings where I had just begun my prayer time when I was struck with the thought that I needed to give up those items that others had wanted- so before I even finished my prayers I ran around the house collecting those items to give away.  I can say I truly felt so much better for it.   I know the Lord was calling me to think of them first and myself last and to test me.  Would I let possessions rule my life?  It is a terrible temptation to want or think we need to have all this stuff, especially when you go through your loves ones possessions.    We will need to think of the other person and not ourselves.  We are in training here, so please heed His voice.  Possessions are to be used and shared.

Remember we can’t take anything with us, and boy does that hit home when you are going through your loves ones possessions.  It is much better to give than to receive, and lets work on giving up those things which mean the most to us, if someone else needs it more.  You will find God will be even more generous with you in the things you really need.

God Bless

Is Time running out???

I just heard about the hurricane threat bearing down on the East Coast of the United States.

What hit me is the timing of this storm threat for a large portion of the United States imagepopulation…I remember what Mr. Charlie Johnston said about the very real possibility that an election would not take place because chaos would ensue before then.

The U.S. Has been hit with major storms since last December and from what I have been understanding,  these storms are basically the result of the tribulation coming upon the world.

I feel like I have been jolted out of a deep sleep.  This reminds me of the Scripture passage I read this week from Habakkuk, Chap 1 and 2.

HABAKKUK’S FIRST COMPLAINT
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How long, O LORD, must I cry for help*
and you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
and you do not intervene?
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Why do you let me see iniquity?
why do you simply gaze at evil?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife and discord.
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This is why the law is numb*
and justice never comes,
For the wicked surround the just;
this is why justice comes forth perverted.

GOD’S RESPONSE

Then the LORD answered me and said:
Write down the vision;* 
Make it plain upon tablets,
so that the one who reads it may run.

For the vision is a witness for the appointed time,
a testimony to the end; it will not disappoint.
If it delays, wait for it,
it will surely come, it will not be late.

See, the rash have no integrity;
but the just one who is righteous because of faith shall live.* 

Have we not all thought or said, “how long oh lord.”  When will you hear our pleas for help, when are you coming, etc. etc.   Here he tells us, “it will surely come, it will not be late”.  If Charlie is correct, then that means we have less than a month before all chaos hits and we will be engulfed in the biggest storm of our lives.  He (Charlie) is of the opinion that
there will not be an election because of the chaos that will be coming upon the United States); but, does not know this explicitly.  Even if there is an election, he believes from what he has been given to know, that Obama will not finish out his term…..so, either way, things are heating up and I do believe, we shall all know very soon.

I am dumbfounded in a sense because even though I have know that all these things must come to pass, I completely lost sense of how close we really are to what has been prophesized for hundreds of years now.  This is that time.  That is so hard to fathom when you think about it.    We have all been kept very busy, doing our thing, and before you know it, the day has arrived.   Jesus told us the signs of the times; He has sent His dear Mother to us for years now to prepare us; telling us what we must do to not only save our souls, but to receive His protection during these times.  Have we listened?  I hope so.

Listening to the news tonight I found it interesting in that there is a debate scheduled for Sunday evening between Trump and Clinton.  The hurricane is expected to hit within the next few days.  In speaking about this election, the news person stated that the democrats rely heavily on early voting – but, if half of the east coast is going to be besieged by a hurricane that may displace many of these individuals for a time, this could certainly impact the election.

Something to ponder and watch.  We must all remember to stay calm and stay awake.  Remember the 10 virgins.  Five were prepared and the other five were not.  I have to remind myself to stay focused on God and God alone….and not let myself become so engrossed in my day to day activities that I am not prepared.

Perhaps we need to be more like Mary and less like Martha in the days leading up to the “Storm” which is coming upon us.  (Scripture in regard to Mary and Martha – Luke 10:38-42)

Blessings