How to Surrender to God – In the words of Jesus

Well, what do you think…do you think it may be time to learn how to surrender to God’s will in this tumultuous time.  I guess I do.  I came across a wonderful novena given to Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo.   These are basically Words from Jesus explaining how to surrender all of our worries and concerns to HIM so that He can help us through all of our situations.

We now have people on the left calling for riots-setting fires and damaging property; impeachment of President Trump;  killing President Trump; and continuous protesting over everything.   I have never seen the likes of such demonic behavior take place in America.  It is like we are a totally different Country.   All of this should give us a clue that something big is on the horizon.

There are people behind the scenes to be sure, like Mr. George Soros funding many of these protests and riots.  Things will only get uglier.  Hollywood has become unglued and I, personally, will be boycotting their movies.  Democrats are acting as bad as the rioters, and actually encouraging all of this. Not one of them is trying to calm things down or speak to these people.   Did you notice how none of them came out against the Berkley riots.  Of interest is how a Berkley spokesman came out with a statement saying that he didn’t recognize any of the protesters and suggested that it was people on the right who instigated these violent actions.  Absurd.

We need not fear if we continue to do what is right.  We must pray and ask God for His protection and guidance through this time.  We should remain peaceful, hopeful and prayerful.   An interesting article for us during this time would be “The Rescue Has Begun”

Fr. Richard Heilman wrote an interesting article which he called “Jezebel Spirit in America?  

“Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.” -Arnold Joseph Toynbee

Before time runs out, we simply must recognize what is happening to our beloved America, and call upon God to heal our nation. We must repent! See nineveh90.com

CURRENT CONDITION

We know that Sacred Scripture teaches that whole nations can be overrun by a demonic spirit (Rev. 16:13-15; Acts 13:6-9). This can come through any or all of the ruling class, whether that is the ruling political powers that be or through any number of sources of power and influence.

In 2011, Jeffrey Kuhner wrote in the Washington Times:

“For the past 50 years, every major institution has been captured by the radical secular left. The media, Hollywood, TV, universities, public schools, theater, the arts, literature — they relentlessly promote the false gods of sexual hedonism and radical individualism. Conservatives have ceded the culture to the enemy. Tens of millions of unborn babies have been slaughtered; illegitimacy rates have soared; divorce has skyrocketed; pornography is rampant; drug use has exploded; sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS have killed millions; birth control is a way of life; sex outside of wedlock has become the norm; countless children have been permanently damaged — their innocence lost forever — because of the proliferation of broken homes; and sodomy and homosexuality are celebrated openly. America has become the new Babylon” (Jeffrey T. Kuhner, Washington Times, January 20, 2011).
Even as Mr. Kuhner wrote this article, our nation still believed marriage was reserved for a man and woman for the procreation of children. In that very short period of five years, our nation has surrendered to this “ruling class” who continues to advance their narrative. Moreover, we have just witnessed our nation’s judicial system sanction the ability of men to enter into little girl’s restrooms.

I would encourage everyone to read it.  As part of the solution to our problem he is promoting what he calls the “nineveh90” program which can be found here.

If all of this isn’t bad enough we have a Church which is going completely mad as well.  I can’t keep up with all that is happening  between the Pope and His cronies fighting against the conservative Cardinals and Bishops.   The statements coming out of the vatican  are totally and completely heretical and now they even invited speakers who are for Abortion and Euthanasia to speak at their conference.  Unreal.  You will have to go to 1peter5 to get much of this information as well as life site news.

Surrender Novena (reposted from Divinewilluk.com)

The Novena
Given by Jesus to Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo( site is found here). 

Day 1

Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying?
Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful. I say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to me produces the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Day 2

Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequences of anything. It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs, and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother’s way. Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act. Saying You take care of it.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Day 3

How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me; You take care of it, then close its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to me, instead, you want me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to. So do not act this way, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: Hallowed be thy Name, that is, be glorified in my need. Thy kingdom come”, that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven, that is, in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life.
If you say to me truly: Thy will be done. Which is the same as saying: You take care of it. I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Day 4

You see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry, Close your eyes and say to me with faith: Thy will be done, You take care of it. I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say You take care of it. I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Day 5

And when I must lead you on a path different from the one you see, I will prepare you; I will carry you in my arms; I will let you find yourself, like children who have fallen asleep in their mother’s arms, on the other bank of the river. What troubles you and hurts you immensely are your reason, your thoughts and worry, and your desire at all costs to deal with what afflicts you.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Day 6

You are sleepless; you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse- to men themselves, trusting in their intervention,- this is what hinders my words and my views. Oh how much I wish from you this surrender, to help you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated! Satan tries to do exactly this: to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest in me, surrender to me in everything.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Day 7

I perform miracles in proportion to your full surrender to me and to your not thinking of yourselves. I sow treasure troves of graces when you are in the deepest poverty. No person of reason, no thinker, has ever performed miracles, not even among the saints. He does divine works whosoever surrenders to God. So don’t think about it any more, because you mind is acute and for you it is very hard to see evil and to trust in me and to not think of yourself. Do this for all your needs, do this all of you and you will see great continual silent miracles. I will take care of things, I promise this to you.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Day 8

Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away on the flowing current of my grace; close your eyes and do not think of the present, turning your thoughts away from the future just as you would from temptation. Repose in me, believing in my goodness, and I promise you by my love that if you say You take care of it. I will take care of it all; I will console you, liberate you and guide you.

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Day 9

Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, Jesus, you take care of it.Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself. A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well. There is no novena more effective than this:

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mother, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to
belong completely to Jesus.

Fr Dolindo Ruotolo
1882 – 1970
A Prophet of our Time

About Fr. Don Dolindo:

Father Don Dolindo Ruotolo was a Neapolitan priest (1882-1970), stigmatized miracle worker and “mouthpiece of the Holy Spirit”.

Father Ruotolo had extraordinary communications with Jesus throughout his heroic life, a life that was totally devoted to God and Holy Mother Mary. He referred to himself as “the Madonna’s little old man” and the Rosary was his constant companion.

As you can see from this novena much of what our Lord wants flies in the face of normal human inclination and reason. We can only rise to this level of thinking through the grace of God and the help of the Holy Spirit.

We must let go of our problems, stop worrying and trying to resolve them ourselves. We must believe, trust and allow our Lord to rescue us from ourselves and supply our wants, needs and resolve our problems as only He can.

Jesus, You take care of it, should be the first words that come to mind and flows from our lips. After all, we have tried to do things our way and look where it has got us.

Just do as the prayer says, open our hearts and minds in love and close our eyes in trust and ask Jesus to take care of it. He will.

On November 19, 1970 Don (Fr) Dolindo Ruotolo died at the age of 88. Padre Pio once said of this priest from Naples, Italy, The whole of paradise is in your soul. His name “Dolindo” means “Pain” and his life was rich with this pain. As a child, a teenager, a seminarian and a priest, he experienced humiliation, which was the realization of the prophetic words of a bishop who said You will be a martyr, but in your heart, not with your blood.
In his profound humility, he was able to hear the words of God. Even with his hidden life he was one of the greatest prophets of the last century. He wrote to Bishop Hnilica in 1965 that a new John will rise out of Poland with heroic steps to break the chains beyond the boundaries imposed by the communist tyranny. On this postcard, he wrote words of consolation for Poland and all the countries suffering under the communist regime. This prophecy was realized in the papacy of John Paul II.

In his tremendous suffering, Dolindo became more and more a child who lived his self-offering to the Divine Father. I am totally poor, a poor nothing. My strength is my prayer, my leader is the will of God which I let take me by the hand. My security over the uneven path is the heavenly mother Mary.

One of the treasures from the words which Jesus spoke to Dolindo was the teaching about total abandonment to God. In this novena, Jesus is talking to Don Dolindo and also to you.

Prayer of Consecration to the Divine Will here.
scroll all the way down.

Be at Peace.  WE will get through this time if we stay focused on God.  This is the time that God has been preparing us for…..The Blessed Mother too has been preparing us for well over a century plus.  We definitely will need God’s grace and direction.  Stay calm and peaceful.  God Bless.

Pride blocks truth

I have been pondering a simple question.  I am wondering why we sometimes just cannot see the truth no matter how much evidence is presented to us.  I especially think about some of the conversations I have had with friends and family members  these last few months.

This morning  I was asking the Lord what is it that prevents us or continues to block us from seeing or hearing…..and  what I am perceiving is that it is Pride.  Pride fills us with darkness and Truth fills us with light.  Jesus did say He was the light and the Truth.  Truth is light.

Furthermore, when you think about it, the definition of Humility is being in the Truth.  A person who is complimented on his/her talents and then, out of false humility, waves it away is not humble.  Whereas the person who acknowledges the truth of their talents and gives God the glory for those talents is humble.

I was thinking about that too.  You know I do appreciate and respect Charlie Johnston very much.  He is from “The Next Right Step” blog.  He will sometimes mention how smart he is. I think, wow, that is kind of boastful isn’t it?  But, the way he says it really isn’t boasting.  He is acknowledging the gifts that God gave him.  He also acknowledges that he is ready to accept whatever humiliations God may allow to happen to him;  if he is in error, he will accept that;  and if he interpreted things wrong, he will accept that as well.  That is humility.  He is the type of person who is going to take responsibility for his actions and his words.  That is humility.  He won’t be blaming others for his errors.

So back to Pride.   The reason why I feel a need to write about this topic is because of what is coming upon us.  If we are to fumble through this time with our Faith intact, we will need to be humble so that we can always be in the light.  If per chance we become deceived and God puts someone in our path to show us the way, we would need to acknowledge our errors.  If we do not acknowledge our errors we will continue to walk down the wrong path and cause much harm to ourselves and quite possibly to those who are following our lead.

It is absolutely essential that we are able to admit our errors.  To seek truth for truth itself, and not for glorifying ourselves….thinking we have all the answers – we are right and everyone else is wrong.  Sometimes we have an agenda and no matter what, we won’t allow anything to stop us from fulfilling that agenda.  No one likes to be wrong, but, inevitably, all of us are wrong at one time or another.  The more pride we have, the more stubborn we become in holding on to our position.

Charlie mentioned that the Lord informed him that things will be so dark we will only see one step in front of us and we will need to rely totally on God….not on ourselves,  our opinions, our ideas, and our plans.  Do we know how to do this.

If someone tells you that your plan is probably not going to work and perhaps you should do something different….do you dig your heels in and become more stubborn or are you open to their suggestions.  Pride would be digging in and humility would be considering the suggestion.  If someone presents evidence to you in regard to a teaching – do you believe it or are you open to it?  Do you make excuses as to why you don’t need to believe that and then continue doing or believing something contrary to that truth?

I will tell you this:  If we do not believe a dogma taught by the Church we are in Heresy —  However, this is only if you deliberately will not believe it without actively searching for the truth.  If you are one of those people who does not believe in a particular article of Faith, I would really encourage you to seriously sit down and have a talk with God about that situation.  The more you really want to know truth instead of just embracing your own ideas, out of a sense of justifying your behavior, God will have mercy on you and show you truth.

We just came out of the year of Mercy.  Jesus told St. Faustina that if we do not come to Him during this time of Mercy, we will have to go through His Justice.  Yikes.  I don’t think you want that.   I know I certainly don’t… I personally  am trying to examen my own soul at this time with the hope of becoming more humble, especially in how I react to others who are filled with anger, discouragement, unbelief, etc.   These people are tough for me and really drain me.    I know that the Lord is asking me to be that bridge of hope and love for them.  He is asking that of all of us.  We will need to be patient and understanding.  The level of patience we show is in direct correlation to our humility by the way.

I guess I am trying to say we would do well to start repenting of our Pride and ask God’s forgiveness so that we can be in the light when things come upon us …and continue to stay in God’s grace so we will be able to cooperate with God’s plan every step of the way, leaning on Him and not ourselves.

God Bless

2017 – Could be the year of all Prophesy

Peace

Do not look forward to the mishaps of this life with anxiety, but await them with perfect confidence so that when they do occur, God, to whom you belong, will deliver you from them.  He has kept you up to the present; remain securely in the hand of His providence, and He will help you in all situations.  When you cannot walk, He will carry you.  Do not think about what will happen tomorrow, for the same eternal Father who takes care of you today will look out for you tomorrow and always.  Either He will keep you from evil or He will give you invincible courage to endure it.  (Golden Counsels of St. Francis de Sales).

The quote by St. Francis de Sales is appropriate for our times don’t you think.   I am a tad nervous – wondering when and how things will play out and praying that I will remain calm and faithful throughout the ordeal which will be upon all of us.  I am sure many of you feel the same way as well.  Uncertainty is God’s way whether we like it or not.  He is not going to give us details on how things will happen because He wants US to lean on Him and Trust Him, not ourselves.

From Pope Benedict to various Priests and Bishops, who have been speaking about the Fatima Message, (here is one) we are being reminded that  2017 is the 100th year Anniversary of Fatima, and the year that they think is the culmination of all the prophesies spoken of in regard to the chastisement, and the eventual Era of Peace which will follow.    Charlie Johnston claims that God has specifically told him that all will be done by late 2017. (Found here).

We have a couple of choices.  We can either ignore the warnings which the Blessed Mother and Jesus have been telling us for over 100 years or remain calm and do as Charlie suggests.  Acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a hope to others.  That sounds easy, but I am getting the sense that nothing is going to be easy.  WE are all going to be purified in different ways depending on what our specific faults may be.  We will need to pray for faith and trust in God each step of the way and not try to control our lives, but rather, count on God.

Politically  we can see that it is not far-fetched to see that there may not be a peaceful transfer of power, which Charlie has continued to claim.  It is hard to believe what we are seeing – Hollywood putting out ads begging congress not to work with the President; begging the electors not to vote for Trump;  hate crimes because of Trump being elected;   volatile rhetoric coming from the left in regards to President Elect Trump– claiming he is communist, racist, and every other bad thing they can think of.   Ironic isn’t it.  He is for democracy and trying to stop the left leaning group from continuing their socialistic ideas for our country and they claim he is Communist.

Evil has become  rampant throughout our world.  The Blessed Mother did say when Communism comes back things would begin to happen.  Scripture  states:

5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the [a]Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will [b]fall away and will [c]betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, [d]most people’s love will grow cold. (Matthew 24: 5-12)

With Pope Francis causing so much controversy, the Clergy is becoming increasingly divided.  What I really found interesting is how God works.  Actually, I marvel at His wisdom.  There was a piece I was reading in regard to this situation whereby the writer spoke about how  Pope Francis, in his bold departure from Church Teaching, emboldened those clergy members who have similar beliefs, to come out of the closet.  Now they are actually advertising their heretical beliefs.  We would not have known who these clergy members were, had we not had a Pope who was of like mind.  This gave them a sense of security.  They were safe.  They became puffed up with pride and began to advertise their beliefs. “Pride comes before the fall”.    They are all condemning themselves and no one has to prove it.  

So, why did God allow a man who promotes heretical teaching to become Pope.  This is the beauty of God’s Wisdom.  He is purifying His Church and He is bringing the evil deeds of these individuals into the light.  They are condemning themselves.   Under St. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict, who were faithful to Christs teachings, these clergy members were not able to promote or come out of the closet with their beliefs.  They had to remain hidden or they would have been excommunicated.   Furthermore, it would have been very difficult to prove their intentions.  Now no proof is necessary, they are flaunting it for all to see.  Ever since Vatican II, they have been watering down the faith and slowly but surely trying to change Church Teachings.  But now they are at the threshold of no return.  They must repent or be severely punished for leading souls astray.

What I find hard to believe is this:  If they believe in God, how would they possibly dare to come against God and His teachings?  Or, is it like the case of lucifer.  Remember, he was the most magnificent angel in Heaven.  He was close to God and he knew God, but he rebelled out of pride.  There was a great war in Heaven and he and his cohorts were thrown down into the pit of hell.  These clergy….are they so prideful that they are following in lucifers footsteps????  I don’t know but it is a question I have.  I, myself, can’t possibly imagine going up against God.  We need to pray for all of them, because I personally don’t ever want to see a single soul go to Hell.  That is forever and ever and ever.  I can’t imagine that either, and I don’t wish that type of horror on anyone.

Here is what Jacinta, one of the three children of Fatima who received messages from the Blessed Mother.

Jacinta’s last words:
Tempered and molded by extraordinary penance and sacrifice, 10-year-old Jacinta proved to be precocious and prophetic in her vision of things. She had many private apparitions and countless revelations. Such was her supernatural illumination and holy wisdom that Mother Godinho, the directress of the Lisbon orphanage where Jacinta stayed prior to her death in the hospital, could only asked in awe and wonder, “Who taught you all these things?” The following statements uttered by Jacinta showed her depth of soul in face of the moral decay ravishing the world:

1.The sins which cause most souls to go to Hell are the sins of the flesh.

2. To be pure of body is to keep chastity. To be pure in soul is not to commit sins, not look at what one should not see, not to steal, never to lie, always to tell the truth however hard it may be.

3. Fashions that will greatly offend Our Lord will appear. People who serve God should not follow fashions. The Church has no fashions. Our Lord is always the same.

4. Doctors do not have the light to cure the sick because they do not have love of God

5. Priests should only occupy themselves with the affairs of the Church

6.Priests should be pure, very pure. The disobedience of priests and religious to their superiors and to the Holy Father greatly offends Our Lord.

7. To be a woman religious, it is necessary to be very pure in soul and body.

8. Many marriages are not good; they do not please Our Lord, and they are not of God.

9. Confession is a sacrament of mercy. Therefore, one must approach the confessional with confidence and joy.

10. My godmother, pray much for those who govern! Woe to those who persecute the religion of Our Lord. If the government left the Church in peace and gave freedom to the holy Faith, it would be blessed by God.

11. Wars are nothing but punishments for the sins of the world.

12. Our Lady can no longer hold back the arm of her beloved Son from the world. It is necessary to do penance. If people change their ways, Our Lord will still spare the world; but if they do not, the chastisement will come.

Pray for peace and calm for yourselves.  That you will remain faithful to God and His Teachings.  We are all together in this and within 11 months or so, we will come out of this totally purified and cleansed.

God Bless all of you.

Pope Francis has backed himself into a corner

I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas.

Have you ever had that AHA moment.  Well, a few days before Christmas as I was reading the interview that Cardinal Burke gave to Lifesite news I had that moment.

I now fully understand the implications of the “Dubia”, written by the four Cardinals to Pope Francis,  asking him to clarify his position on whether or not divorced and/or unmarried individuals living together can receive Holy Communion.

What Pope Francis has written is Heresy.  That is why he wrote it in such ambiguous terms causing confusion.  The Cardinals want him to clarify and answer directly with a yes or no.  Pope Francis, literally, has boxed himself in which is why he is so angry and doesn’t want to answer those questions.  By admitting that yes, he is writing and saying that divorced and unmarried individuals in cohabitation can receive Holy Communion, he is teaching Heresy and he ceases to be Pope.  On the other hand, if he says no he is not saying that at all, then he has to clarify and state that and all the Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests who are now doing exactly what Pope Francis said they could do, would have to stop or be heretical as well.

That would then mean that His agenda to change the teachings of the Church would have to stop.  Cardinal Burke stated that they wrote to Pope Francis in September and He still has not given them an answer.  He also stated that because this is a teaching of Faith and Morals, they will get their answer.  Apparently, sometime after Christmas and Epiphany they will move forward to force the issue.

Praise God we still have some really good Cardinals who take their vows seriously and will not let the Pope cause Schism in the Church.  Although, really,  it has already started.  Our Church is deeply divided, once again, between the liberals and the conservatives.     Sounds just like Politics doesn’t it.  They (the liberal Clergy)  are acting like the liberals who are still bent on changing the results of the election and causing so much havoc.

Pope Francis’s aim  is to totally change our Faith, which He simply cannot do, without being in Heresy.   So there you have it.

In any event, Pope Francis has two choices.  Step down from the Papacy  and move to Siberia or something; or admit his errors and have a major change of heart and conversion and start teaching the truth of what Jesus Christ Himself taught us through the Disciples and Scripture.  Hopefully, all those bloggers who have maintained that we are heretics for questioning Pope Francis, will  seriously look into their own hearts and repent for misleading  their readers while slandering those who were searching for the truth.

Like I said before, you can always tell when something is coming from satan.  Those who vilify, accuse and try to shame into believing the way they believe is never, ever from God. This is and has been the case from those in the political arena as well as those from the Clergy.

Looks to me like we are going to have a showdown rather quickly in regards to the Church and our Government.  Life is going to get very interesting.

Cardinal Burke: A Pope Who Professes Formal Heresy Would Cease to Be Pope

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/full-text-cardinal-burke-discusses-formal-correction-of-pope-how-to-respond

Dubia Cardinal: Anyone who opens Communion to adulterers ‘is a heretic and promotes schism’

Here, below are a few more articles of great interest.

This is not the only drastic change Pope Francis has on His agenda. He is also considering letting women become Deacons; allowing Priests to be married (apparently trial run in Brazil); and allowing Lutherans to receive Holy Communion (which has already been done).

Liberation Theologian Boff: “Francis is One of Us”

Pope Francis creates anticipation for intercommunion between Catholics and Lutherans

Pope Francis’s Commission on Women Deacons: 12 Things to Know and Share

Confirmed: Priestly celibacy, homosexual clergy to be the next battlefields in this Pontificate

I want to close with something I read in regards to Marriage.  I think this guy hit the nail on the head…it is so perfect.

Politically Incorrect Marriage Advice (for Men) by Jeff Reagan

Your wife wants you to lead.

She wants you to be strong and to make decisions.

She wants you to have a plan.

She wants you to be the rock in your marriage.

She wants to be at your side and to know that you’re always looking out for the best interest of the two of you, even if what you’re doing upsets her at the time.

If you’re planning a night out, she doesn’t want to always be asked “what do you want to do?”.

She wants you to take charge and make a decision.

Because when you lead, she feels safe.

And when she feels safe and she feels cared for, she feels like the woman she’s always wanted to be”

God Bless everyone.  Stay Strong and committed to Truth.  The Truth will set us free and by staying with Truth, we are staying with Jesus.  He is our only hope through all of our trials.

Is Communism back?

I purport to you that Communism is back in full force under the guise of Social Justice and Political Correctness.  These three terms are one and the same thing,  just different names for different times.

The Communism principles are still the same; but, in order to reach out to the masses, to lure them into their nets, they have been appealing to  the masses at the emotional level.  Hence, Social Justice, normally a term for caring for those on the fringe or in need now became a term for equality and equal distribution.   Around the same time, we began hearing the term “Politically Correct”.

Definition of politically correct. : conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated.

Abstract: For its proponents, “social justice” is usually undefined. Originally a Catholic term, first used about 1840 for a new kind of virtue (or habit) necessary for post-agrarian societies, the term has been bent by secular “progressive” thinkers to mean uniform state distribution of society’s advantages and disadvantages. Social justice is really the capacity to organize with others to accomplish ends that benefit the whole community. If people are to live free of state control, they must possess this new virtue of cooperation and association. This is one of the great skills of Americans and, ultimately, the best defense against statism. 

Let us begin by asking what most people think social justice is. After that, let us review how the term arose. It is a Catholic concept, later taken over by secular progressives. What social justice actually is turns out to be very different from the way the term is now used popularly.  The entire article may be found here  “Social Justice: Not what you think it is”.

Here is Leo XIII’s attack on the very ideal of equality as a social ideal:

Therefore, let it be laid down in the first place that in civil society, the lowest cannot be made equal with the highest. Socialists, of course, agitate the contrary, but all struggling against nature is in vain. There are truly very great and very many natural differences among men. Neither the talents nor the skill nor the health nor the capacities of all are the same, and unequal fortune follows of itself upon necessary inequality in respect to these endowments.

Such inequality is far from being disadvantageous either to individuals or to the community. Social and public life can only be maintained by means of various kinds of capacity for business and the playing of many parts; and each man, as a rule, chooses the part which suits his own peculiar domestic condition.  (Social Justice: Not what you think it is)

One of the visionarys from Medjugoree, who just wrote a book, stated that the Blessed Mother mentioned March 18 and August 2 as important dates in 2017.  What does that mean….obviously something important is going to happen.   Secondly, we know that the Blessed Mother had also mentioned to Loli, one of the Garabandal Visionarys, that “everything will happen when Communism comes back”.

I would say “Communism” has been back for quite some time.  I came across a very interesting posting by 1P5 today whereby they quoted Bishop Schneider who grew up under Communist rule.  Here is what he had to say;

“The reaction to the dubia is a proof of the climate in which we actually live in the Church right now,” Bishop Schneider said. “We live in a climate of threats and of denial of dialogue towards a specific group.”

Schneider went to say that “dialogue seems to be accepted only if you think like everyone else – that is practically like a regime.”

Schneider brought up his experience in Russia, where he was born in the time of the Soviet Union. His parents were sent by Stalin to work camps, or “Gulags,” after the Second World War. “If you didn’t follow the line of the party, or you questioned it, you couldn’t even ask. That is for me a very clear parallel to what is happening now in the reactions to the dubia – questions – of the Cardinals.” From “Have the “Errors of Russia Now Infected Rome”?

Another eye witness of Communism has also recently given us further proof that the current anti-family and gender ideology – which finds increasing acceptance in Vatican circles, to include the pope himself – has troubling similarities to historical Communism. Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea, a Catholic medical doctor and participant at the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family, recently gave an interview to Edward Pentin where she says the following (I shall also print here in italics some of Pentin’s own specific questions put to Dr. Cernea):

Would you say your and others’ experience of communism in Central and Eastern Europe has a lot to offer, in terms of tacking this crisis in the Church?

Yes, for us, also, it’s easier, because we went through this for decades. … Now, we’re in a better position to fight this aggression. We are better placed to fight, those of us interested in this. We are more familiar with real Marxism than our brothers and sisters in the West.

You see more clearly what’s happening?

Yes, and there’s no doubt that it is Marxism. In our country, when you visit some internet pages, if there’s a new article about political correctness, you can see people commenting, and they’re saying it [political correctness] is communism, and asking, “Don’t you people realize it’s communism?” It is communism, and the people who make such comments tend to have a very clear intuition. They are correct.

Dr. Cernea says that it is a form of cultural Marxism and of Gramscianism that stands behind the current crisis of the family. (From “Have the errors of Russia now infected Rome? – 1P5)

Look at half of our politicians….Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Pelosi, Obama, Reid and many, many others who have been trying to gather us all into a neat little box and make everything equal…equal distribution, equal pay, equal this and equal that.  Everyone gets the same treatment, etc.  Except do they really.  No, because if you are a Christian who refuses to have anything to do with same sex marriage or the like you are fined or imprisoned.  We no longer have the same rights to think as we want or believe as we want.  We are punished if we do not believe in the same value system as the left.  This is Communism tactics.   I am reading a book my daughter gave me called “Execution by Hunger” – the Hidden Holocaust in which 7 million peasant farmers in the Ukraine were starved to death because Stalin wanted to collectivize all the farmers into one big entity.  If they refused their lands, homes, and food were taken from them.  They all had to be equal, and do it for the good of all.  He promised them happiness and prosperity.  Well it didn’t work.  Trust me folks, this doesn’t work.  Half of our nation is on welfare and food stamps already.  They are being taken care of by the Government.  The Government wants to tell us when to stand up and when to sit down.  what we can eat and drink and think and believe. This is not democracy.

Now the left is doing whatever they can possibly do to stop Donald Trump, President elect from taking office.  They are having the biggest hissy fit I have ever seen in my lifetime – in the United States.  They didn’t get what they want and now they will stop at nothing.  They are simply delirious with hate.  The hypocrisy is really quite unbelievable.  But they do forget one important factor.  God is in control here.

The articles I linked to above are very interesting and do give us an insight as to what is really happening here.   The language that the Progressives have been using for years is really the language of Communism.

God Bless

Information for you to discern…

I feel it is my responsibility to pass on information that you must discern – We need to know the truth.  Our souls depend on knowing the truth, especially when it comes to our Faith.

There has been so much going on….Actually, I am overwhelmed with all that has been happening within our Church, Government, and our Familys.  So much division,  lies and anger coming from all quarters.

I remember well what a wonderful African Priest once told me.  This Priest was the one who told me to kneel before the Blessed Sacrament as he prayed to the Lord that my back be healed.  I was healed by the way.  He said to me the most important thing I should pray for was discernment.  He said discernment helps with all of the other gifts.  Discernment is indispensable.

We can see that is definitely true in the times we are now living.   It would be so easy to travel down the wrong path these days by just “following along”.   We can no longer do that.  We can no longer trust everything we hear from those in the pulpit.  The reason being is that many of those who have been trusted with protecting souls have gone astray.

I will provide you links to many articles that you can fact check.  The sources that I am providing, I think, are very reliable and honest in their writings.

The issue at stake here is in regard to the letter on the family written by Pope Francis.  4 Cardinals have made public what they call the “dubia” written  to Pope Francis asking for clarification on his statements in this letter.  Pope Francis chose not to answer them.

Article: “Considerations on the dubia of the four cardinals”   by John R. T. Lamont, Phil.

Cardinals Brandmüller, Burke, Caffarra and Meisner have performed a signal service to the Church by sending five dubia on the apostolic exortation Amoris laetitia to the Holy See, requesting an authoritative clarification of the meaning of that document, and then making public the text of the dubia when no response to them was given. Cardinal Burke has performed a further service to the Church by explaining this initiative in an interview with Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register on Nov. 15th 2016, and stating that if no response was given to the dubia the cardinals would have to make a formal act of correction of a serious error.

As is proper, the dubia were formulated in a manner appropriate to an official request of this kind, and the formal act of correction to which Cardinal Burke refers is an act with a legal character. Catholics may find it helpful to be given a presentation of the canonical, historical and theological background to the dubia and the suggested act of correction, and to the situation that has led to the action of the Cardinals. This background is no doubt well known to the four Cardinals, but it is less accessible to those who lack their specialised knowledge. This article is intended to help with the comprehension and appreciation of their initiative. More here.

Kazakhstani bishop hails ‘courageous’ cardinals who wrote to Pope Francis asking for clarity

A Kazakhstani bishop has issued a strong defence of the four cardinals who wrote to the Pope asking for clarity on Amoris Laetitia, saying that they are the victims of “hush-up strategies and slander campaigns”.

In an article for the website Rorate Caeli, Bishop Athanasius Schneider seemed to be responding to an open letter from the Bishop Fragkiskos Papamanólis, the retired Bishop of Syros, who accused Cardinals Raymond Burke, Carlo Caffarra, Walter Brandmüller and Joachim Meisner of heresy, scandal and risking a schism. More here.

Spadaro’s Hypothesis of Adultery as Moral Duty Also Found in Amoris Laetitia

Father Spadaro has been a busy man.

Between forcing Ross Douthat to issue a correction over his reporting of a Twitter spat and to insinuating that this publication is “one of the anti-papal American blogs that were the ‘echoes’ of false news” to appearing to accuse papal critics of being under the influence of the devil to his general portfolio of bizarre online behavior, the “pope’s mouthpiece” is beginning to talk almost as much as the pontiff he works for — and in no less troubling a fashion.

Dan Hitchens, deputy editor of the Catholic Herald (UK), expressed something we’re probably all feeling: More here. (1P5)

Bishop Schneider likens treatment of four Cardinals to Soviet regime: ‘We live in a climate of threats’

ROME, Italy, December 6, 2016, (LifeSiteNews) — Before a packed room in Rome’s Centro Lepanto on Monday, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan urged the faithful to ardently hold on to the Church’s Magisterium on the indissolubility of marriage within the current state of ongoing ambiguities.

“When Christ preached 2,000 years ago, the culture and reigning spirit were radically opposed to Him. Concretely religious syncretism ruled, also Gnosticism among the intelligent leaders, as well as permissibilism among the masses — especially regarding the institution of matrimony. […] The sole purpose of the Son of God was to reveal the truth to the world.”

With these words, Bishop Schneider opened his presentation in the presence of Cardinals Raymond Burke and Walter Brandmüller and Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun of Salzburg, Austria.

Schneider continued with a presentation on the history of the Church’s dealings with marriage and its irregularities beginning from the Old Testament to modernity with specific references to early Christian writings by Henry VIII of England and Napoleon I, and recent discussions. More here. (life site news)

Head of Greek Bishops Accuses Four Cardinals of Heresy, Apostasy, & Schism
Steve Skojec November 22, 2016 

The number of attacks on the four cardinals for their presentation of dubia on Amoris Laetitia are mounting rapidly. Two out of three of the new American Cardinals — Joseph Tobin of Newark and Cardinal Cupich of Chicago — spoke out just yesterday against the four cardinals. Tobin, described the dubia as “troublesome” and went on to say, More here. (1P5)

Correcting Pope Francis: Detraction or Duty?
Posted on February 3, 2016 by twohearts
By Dr. Kelly Bowring

“In this supreme moment of the need of the Church,

those who should speak

will fall silent.”

― Prophecy of Our Lady of Good Success

to Venerable Mother Mariana in 1611,

speaking about the “reign of Satan”

that Our Lady said would occur around the end of the 20th Century,

culminating finally with “a dark night” that the Church will suffer

when it will “lack a Prelate and Father to guide it”. More here.

Comments by Bishop Schneider on Schism (interview with EWTN)…reprinted from IP5

Schism is a mortal sin against the faith of the Church which the Catechism of the Catholic Church describes as breaking the first of the Ten Commandments, “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” We are required to nourish and protect, with prudence and vigilance, the faith handed to us by the apostles and the individual gift of faith given us as a grace by God. We must do everything in our power, with assistance of the Holy Spirit, to reject all that is opposed to the Faith.

As Bishop Schneider warns, an unspecified number of clergy are in a state of internal schism against the divine truth of Christ, and they are employing evil means to hide the reality of their schism including the tactic of intimidation and moral violence. To justify their schism these ecclesiastics are also attempting to project the accusation of schism against clergy, such as the Four Cardinals, who are prudently and earnestly seeking to protect the faith. The personal insults and attacks directed at the cardinals who submitted the dubia indicates the truth about who are the real schismatics, for schism is a sin against charity.

Reprinted from OnePeterFive:  Rorate Caeli has released a translation of a remarkable interview, originally published in 2008, with Cardinal Carlo Caffarra of Bologna. In it, he references correspondence he had with Sister Lucia, the principle visionary of Our Lady at Fatima:

Q. There is a prophecy by Sister Lucia dos Santos, of Fatima, which concerns “the final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan”. The battlefield is the family. Life and the family. We know that you were given charge by John Paul II to plan and establish the Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family.

>Yes, I was. At the start of this work entrusted to me by the Servant of God John Paul II, I wrote to Sister Lucia of Fatima through her Bishop as I couldn’t do so directly. Unexplainably however, since I didn’t expect an answer, seeing that I had only asked for prayers, I received a very long letter with her signature – now in the Institute’s archives. In it we find written: the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid, she added, because anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue. And then she concluded: however, Our Lady has already crushed its head.

Talking also to John Paul II, you felt too that this was the crux, as it touches the very pillar of creation, the truth of the relationship between man and woman among the generations. If the founding pillar is touched the entire building collapses and we see this now, because we are at this point and we know it. And I’m moved when I read the best biographies of Padre Pio , on how this man was so attentive to the sanctity of marriage and the sanctity of the spouses, even with justifiable rigor on occasion.

Does this come as any surprise to those watching the events currently unfolding in the Church? We have referenced various apparitions in the past that are related to this, beginning with Our Lady of Good Success, in the 17th century:

“Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century…the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of morals… As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and deeply profaned. Freemasonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the aim of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin and encouraging procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church… In this supreme moment of need for the Church, the one who should speak will fall silent.”

When we reflect on the division among prelates at the Synod, Our Lady of Akita comes to mind:

“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres…churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.” (OnePeterFive)

The following article is very interesting which also needs to be discerned.  Catholic Relief Services, an organization most Catholics have known about for years….Are they another Judas???

Catholic Relief Services, Judas, and Mammon (OnePeterFive)

In the 16th Chapter of Luke, Our Blessed Lord gives a parable of an unjust steward, and concludes: “No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” One example of this dichotomy is richly exemplified in the person of Judas Iscariot. More here.

You know what is really scary:  how the satanists are infiltrating our schools and government.  listed below is a number of satanic events that have taken place in our country.  They truly have become emboldened and we need to stop them.  This information was taken from “America Needs Fatima”.

The Satanic Temple infiltrating our schools (9 so far) to “teach” our children the “virtues” of Satanism. They have already started in a school in Portland, Oregon and they will spread to Tacoma, Washington this coming December 14.
Professed Satanists running for public office (California).
The Greater Church of Lucifer setting up shop in a family-friendly shopping district in Old Town Spring, Texas.
This past August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption, after conducting a Black Mass and mocking Our Lord Jesus Christ, Satanists in Oklahoma performed what they call the Consumption of Mary. This involved decapitating Her holy image, pulling a pig’s heart from inside the statue and eating it, then smashing what remained of Her sacred image. This was done in a public venue; people paid money to watch this on a stage.
In 2015, Bert’s Entertainment Complex in Detroit unveiled the Satanic Temple’s 9-foot tall statue of the demon Baphomet with two children next to it. In addition, this statue was designed to allow children to climb up and sit on the demon’s lap.
Fox TV recently aired a new series on prime-time television called Lucifer. The program was designed to mainstream the devil, making him appear to be a likeable and misunderstood young man.
Oklahoma City granted Satanists a permit to hold a public sacrilege in front of St. Joseph Old Cathedral on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015. One Satanist poured stage blood over a statue of the Virgin Mary treated with “sulfur powder and ash.”
The Satanic Temple attempted to hold a black mass at Harvard University, a time-honored institution meant for America’s best and brightest.
In Phoenix, Arizona, Satanists tried to introduce an opening prayer (to Satan) at the City Council meetings. They failed. However after a long legal battle, they succeeded in eliminating all prayer from city council meetings.

My Thoughts……

Late last night I was pondering a number of issues.  One of which is what is going to happen now…how will things play out this year.  I have listened to many different opinions on the matter but for some reason I feel a little unsettled.

Just as I was drifting off to sleep  last night a thought came to me which really reasonated and made sense.

I am thinking about what Charlie Johnston keeps saying:   “Do the next right thing”.  In essence, as I see it, “Act Like a Christian”.  That’s what I believe God is doing with us….we are being purified because we are not acting like Christians and we are not standing up for Christian values and beliefs.  We have let the liberals dictate to us how we should believe, hence we have fallen into a great big pit.  Now God, in His Mercy, is going to help us out of that pit –  but, we have to learn our lesson well because this is our last chance.

What does Jesus say about the greatest commandment?  He says, “Love your God with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength” and the second is this “love your neighbor as yourself”.

God is helping us to do just that by allowing all of us to live through some very tough trials.  I read something the other day that points to this.  When Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on a number of East Coast States, people have been coming out in droves to help each other.  Strangers helping strangers.  That is loving your neighbor as yourself.  Would those same individuals have done something for that stranger had they not been in that tough situation.  Probably not.  Suffering brings out our compassion and love for one another.  Something that we have been in short supply of in the past few decades.

Now look at your own specific trials and ponder them.  What is God doing in your life?   I know in my own life as I ponder this, I am finding that I really struggle with some people who have been put into my life. I find it very difficult to love these people.  I don’t see Jesus in them.  But you see, God is saying to me “love your neighbor”.   I am being put to the test almost continuously these past few months and I have failed A lot.

This last failure of mine, as I was praying about it at Mass one day, really hit me like a ton of bricks.  As I was walking back from receiving Holy Communon, I suddenly looked up and there was this huge picture of  the Divine Mercy Image.  I knew He was speaking to me.  I knelt down and He spoke to my heart and told me what he was doing with me.   How my pride has been getting in the way and He is working on that – you see I have a real problem when people  start accusing me of something that I didn’t do.  That is pride.  Boy, it is tough to be humble.

The way God works in helping us overcome our faults is by allowing these situations so that we can overcome our sinful ways.   I knew then that God was allowing these individuals to be in my life and basically torment me so that I could work on becoming humble.  I should have listened to their accusations and then thanked God for these people who are helping me become a better person.  Instead, I became extremely irritated and annoyed by them.  I didn’t want to speak to them or be around them.

Thats what purification is….helping us to rid ourselves of our sinful ways so we can become pure and holy in His sight.  Suffering  brings us to our knees and truly does humble us.  We realize how much we need God.  God wants to be “King of our lives”.   So, everything that He allows to happen to you, know that it is for the good of your soul.  We are being purged now so we will be ready to enter into the new Era of Peace.   The whole point of all of this is to bring us back to Him and our Christian values once again.

One more thing on this topic.  Clear your mind of all assumptions you have about the end times.  Why, because whatever we think is going to happen, probably isn’t going to happen.  We have no clue.  God is clearly showing us why we are going through these trials, but we don’t know what these trials are going to look like.  We don’t know the severity of them.   Be at peace and keep your focus on doing the right thing and loving God.  That really is all we need to do because if we do those two things, we will not fear what is coming.  We will be able to walk through the fire with God at our side.

The second item I am thinking about a lot these days is Pope Francis.  Now you have probably heard some of the things he has been doing, and it drives me crazy.  What drives me even crazier is when people defend him and his behavior.  His behavior is not Christlike.  I cannot speak ill of him or I will be in sin, but I can explain what I believe he is dong wrong.

I really do respect Charlie and I do believe in him.  But, for the life of me I don’t understand his take on Pope Francis.  He, himself is disturbed by some of the things that Pope Francis is saying and doing, but yet still maintains that he is the Pope  for these times.  That he will lead us through the “storm”.  If this is so, then Pope Francis will have to undergo a very, very huge conversion.  Pope Francis who has been given much will be responsible for much.  Souls lives are at stake here….He is teaching something that is heretical.  Cardinals have approached him (Pope Francis) on the matter, but yet he speaks indignantly about them.

I am speaking about admitting divorced individuals to receive Holy Communion as well as those who are living together who are sexually active.  Grave sins.  Bishops from all over the world are allowing this, in part because of this letter on the family that Pope Franics wrote.  Some of these Bishops had been doing it for awhile but now they have basically been given permission to do so.  Can you image the price Pope Franics will have to pay for all those souls who will now be in mortal sin.  Oh my, now that is terrifying.

We need to be obedient to the Magisterium of the Church; however, we do not need to be obedient to false teachings. So don’t do it.  I think we all need to have a “Holy Boldness”.  Speak out when things are not right.  There have been some theologians who have spoken out from the very beginning about Pope Francis and they were labeled heretics. Wrong.  People who don’t agree with Christian or conservative values sure do like to label people a lot.

Look at the election.  Those on the left discredit and mock anyone who voted for Trump.  They think we are stupid and racist.  They cannot for the life of them understand or accept that we too are part of this country.  That we have a voice as well.  Did they forget that we are a democracy.

Of course we know Satan is angry and riling everyone up.  He doesn’t have much time left and he knows it.  So this is to be expected.  I say, hang on and be bold.  Do the right thing, Be a Christian, act like a Christian, so that in the end you and I both can enter into a brand new life where we will once again have Happiness and Peace.

All your trials are for a very specific reason.  Look within yourself and ask God what He is trying to show you.  Don’t be blaming anyone else.  God is working on you just as He is with me.  Your trials will be different than mine simply because we have different things to work on.   Remember, Anger,  confusion, doubts, anxiety, lies etc. are all from the enemy – Satan.  people don’t like to say that word, just like our government doesn’t like to say the term terrorist.  Speak the truth, nothing can hurt you then.   We need truth.  Let’s be done with false compassion, lies, political correctness and all that gets in the way of being in the light.

God Bless and be bold.  Truth is on Our side.

A Vote for God

I think of the results of this election as a “Vote for God”.

We voted for “Right to Life” issues which is really by far the greatest issue we have.  We have also voted for religious freedom which is being taken away from us.  Have you noticed how in the past year or two Christians have and are being persecuted on a daily basis if they do not agree with the liberals agenda.

We spoke out against corruption of the elite.  The government which has been whittling away our rights little by little.

There have been so many people of this great Nation who have prayed, fasted, and sacrificed for this election.  We can see how God’s hand truly was in this.  Everyone is shocked, most especially, the liberals.  They are stunned and can’t figure it out.  But, we all know, that when we come together in prayer and fasting, God can do anything.

More importantly,  we have put our Trust in God and did His Will by coming against the “Culture of Death”.    That is the first step.  Now, we must all look interiorly at ourselves.  Do we need to make changes in our lives that will conform to God’s commandments…if so, now is the time to do it.

Perhaps  if we all repent of our own individual sinfulness, God will mitigate the events to come.  We will have to go through a purification.  That is a  given.  However, these events can always be lessened in its severity, depending on the sincerity of our repentance.

So, again, lets go forth without fear, but rather with a determination to do the right thing by God.  Lets cleanse ourselves first….because believe me, we will be cleansed…..  However, if we do it first with our own free will, with sincerity, it will be much easier on us, than if we stubbornly held onto our sinful ways and God has to do it for us.

We have so  much hope for the future.  So much joy waiting for us.  Families will become whole again, love will reign in all hearts.  Can you just imagine that.  Its surreal for sure.

I read something the other day from the 101 foundation.  They are betting that we will be seeing our souls this spring sometime.  Then the miracle would happen shortly after that .  It makes sense, because if Charlie is correct, we will be done with this by the end of 2017.   That means we only have a few months left before we will all go through our mini judgment before the seat of God and see where our place, for all eternity, would have been had we died at that point in time.    So, start making those changes now the best that you can, with the help of God, of course, through the great intercession of the Blessed Mother.  She will obtain those graces for us.  She wants nothing more than to bring all of us back to her Son.  So, lets go for it.  We have so much hope and so much to look forward to.

Blessings to all.

 

 

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