The whole world is shaking – time to shake up the faithful too!

The Bishops meet in Baltimore and I think they will not accomplish too much. The “scandal” seems deeper than they are willing to search and while they search, it seems to me the flock flounders more and more. Children and the young are so vulnerable in Satans playground because the shepherds are awfully busy focusing on their own troubles as shepherds. I see mayhem everywhere because it takes very holy men and women to pray for and exercise humility enough to root out the wages of sin in all of us. Meanwhile the instruments of sex being foisted upon the young everywhere with the rapidity of unmonitored electronics and the speed of light propagated by voracious media monsters.

The attacks upon sex as created by God are spread more and more by media, corrupt schools, and social networks muchly ignored by parents and the family who themselves waste precious time [earphones & smartphones] with far too little teaching from those who are anointed to teach them – not just the shepherds but priests who are mostly silent when the flocks gather. Flocks are not fed with strong food but are constantly given milk like children. So these children are vulnerable to secular culture that invited Satan into homes and schools and courts and government in 1973 [unfettered abortion – now advanced to infanticide and suicide]

I smelled something wrong with then Archbishop McCarrick’s ways and did little myself then. Now he has a successor who seems ready to adjust the order of creation and sexual practice even. When I attended Josephinum in the 50s our life there was pure and holy – now we don’t even know for sure what goes on and what is taught to our future priests – some of whom will be ordained and under holy obedience to Bishops who seriously question the teachings and traditions of the Church in the practices of sex.

Shepherds must be constantly vigilant and constant in protecting their flock from predators – to watch for strays and take them back from the mouths of the enemies who surround them. Do they recognize the predators, even?

Their lives will be sacrificed to the point of persecution and even death – knowing that Jesus will hold their body, mind and spirit while they are fully engaged in battle against Satan. Too many self-interest discussions around evening hours in Baltimore Hotels leave too many sheep at home alone.

We just had a week of intense pictures from 75 years ago as thousands of fighting courageous soldiers from across the land left farms and jobs and homes to travel across the world and give their every ounce of strength and blood to end a demonic Hitler brutally torturing and killing innocents across Europe. Are we not today in the same situation as godless men and women – led by Satan – are spreading death everywhere they can from the womb, the family, the sick, the aged and infirm. I spoke to a young man who told me you can’t compare Hitler with today – it is not that bad! I assured him there is no difference at all. [Read state law journals from 2019] Is there any difference in God’s eye? Show me!

The world needs holy, fearless Christian leaders and shepherds who will get back out with the flocks and churches and parishes; to wield the Crucifix and Word of God [all of it] and lead all who are willing to hear the truth and take up their crosses for God, for His Church and their children and the weak.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer
On the night of June 6, 1944, President Roosevelt went on national radio to address the nation for the first time about the Normandy invasion. His speech took the form of a prayer.

The date and timing of the Normandy invasion had been top secret. During a national radio broadcast on June 5 about the Allied liberation of Rome, President Roosevelt made no mention of the Normandy operation, already underway at that time.

When he spoke to the country on June 6, the President felt the need to explain his earlier silence. Shortly before he went on the air, he added several handwritten lines to the opening of his speech that addressed that point. They read: “Last night, when I spoke to you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.”

Text of Radio Address – Prayer on D-Day, June 6, 1944:
“My fellow Americans: Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest-until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them–help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.”

AUDIO: https://www.history.com/speeches/franklin-d-roosevelt-delivers-d-day-prayer

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THE RECENT METHODIST CONFERENCE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?

Of course, the folks who embrace the fact that homosexual practice is a sin – and cannot be defined as anything less than sin respond just as we all realize. ie: so long as you conservative-traditionalists call homosexual practice a sin, you are clearly rejecting us regardless of whatever you say. So we are angry and being rejected completely. They will never acquiesce to anything less than embracing their sinful life and in the end it is a complete waste to pretend differently. Sin cannot exist in a loving embrace with God and the church must be holy or it falls. If the church says sin and holy can co-exist, they are telling God that He must accept sinful lives as tolerable. How can we tolerate such insanity? Not in my book.
And, contrary to the party of “toleration of sin is OK” or “can’t be helped” I for one do not want to be in any church which takes a stand contrary to God.
Sone wish we could do just that – “peace at any price” – but we cannot and must not or the whole house collapses in very short order.
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What do we fear in discussing the crisis?

The Holy Father has the prerogative to close off discussion by declaring his judgments of the crisis as definite Church teaching. He might also welcome Catholic theological and philosophical discussions. But declaring his own undiscussed ideas as definitive is to close off discussion as if even discussion is dangerous for Catholics.

What a strange position to take by any Pope, who has already admitted having made mistakes himself in dealing with this crisis – mistakes on his own decisions and those of some Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, and others who have been his closest advisors.

Why would  some our Church leaders want to “shut off” all the discussion,as if  one’s own positions are  sort of “infallible.” And of course, why are to fear allowing and encouraging free discussion if one is completely sure that his own decisions are the “absolute truth anyway.”

 

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DESTROYING THE BILL OF RIGHTS

THE ATTACK UPON PRIESTS [AS A SPECIAL CLASS] WILL HELP DESTROY THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND IT WILL NOT RESOLVE ANYTHING [2018-08-25] MJD

MANY OF THE ATTACKS ARE STARTED BY SATAN WITH VAGUE AND DOWNRIGHT FALSE ACCUSATIONS WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE CHURCH WHICH HAS BECOME QUICK TO TAKE UP ALL ACCUSATIONS AS IF THEY ARE PROPER JUDICIAL TRIAL OUTCOMES –

THE ATTACKS COME FROM MANY WHO CLEVERLY DEMAND VIGILANTE JUSTICE AGAINST PRIESTS AND BISHOPS WITH LITTLE OR NO EVIDENCE AT ALL. THE WORDS CREDIBLE WITNESS DON’T MEAN A HOOT IN LARGE NUMBERS OF CASES

IF THIS CONTINUES BY CHURCH AGREEMENT, THE CHURCH WILL BE USING IT’S HAMMER TO POUND NAILS INTO THE UNITED STATES BILL OF RIGHTS. WHEN WE LOSE THAT, WE LOSE THE NATION ITSELF AND BECOME A DICTATORSHIP OF THE VIGILANTES

THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM – PROPERLY EXECUTED BY FAIR JUDGES – WILL BE OUR BEST WAY TO FIND AND PROCLAIM THE TRUTH OF GOD ABOUT ABUSE AND ABUSERS PROPERLY GIVEN FAIR TRIALS. THE CURRENT SITUATION WILL DESTROY US AND TOO MANY OF US WILL DO NOTHING TO STOP THE RUNAWAY TRAIN!

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SEMINARIANS ARE NOT BOYS!

Integrity demands full disclosure: Seminarians are not boys. They are young Catholic adult men with a substantial Catholic education [or they wouldn’t be in a seminary] Some of them were “wimps” who went down into sexual sin with priest, bishop, or even Cardinal and obviously went into hiding about it. Their cowardice expanded the clerics’ sins further and further when it might well have been stopped.

In the process, they might have experienced their own martyrdom – and well they should have. If a 15 year old girl [Marie Gorretti] gave her life rather than be violated, were there not even a couple of “violated” seminarians willing to love enough to suffer too!
I have serious doubts about the manhood and integrity and courage of SOME seminarians across the land which warrants very serious investigation. Otherwise, even a few of these today may end up as fodder for Satan.
Michael Donnelly
In God I trust

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copy of My Letter to All of Our Bishops

Your Excellency,  [April 28, 2018]

In a little over a month you will all gather in Ft. Lauderdale. I think your priorities as shepherds are very poor in these meetings. I watch your meetings and many of them sound like “deck chair placement on the Titanic.“ You place barriers against the faithful using electronic mail, so I am sending this by USPS in hopes that you actually read it. June 2nd is my 82nd birthday, as you meet and my time is probably short. I have lived a wonderful Catholic life, but our Church has been weakened.

I was well formed in my faith and still believe strongly that the morality based in the commandments and Jesus words, as taught by our Church, must form my conscience for it to be a reliable guide. Most Catholics seem to ignore the need to have authoritative teaching in forming their conscience. The onslaught of literal and insinuated morality by the  electronic media is overwhelming compared to the silence from most parish masses about issues which are literally killing off large numbers of the flock.

St. John Paul II spoke about shepherds: “The Good Shepherd, according to Christ’s words, is just he who, “seeing the wolf come”, does not flee, but is ready to risk his own life, struggling with the beast of prey so that none of the sheep will be lost. If he were not ready to do so, he would not be worthy of the name of Good Shepherd. He would he a hireling, but not a shepherd. “
https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/audiences/1979/documents/hf_jp-ii_aud_19790509.html

When was the last time your pastors protected by warning the flock about deadly sins?
When was the last time you protected the flock to treat sexual immorality as sin?
When was the last time homosexual practice even mentioned? Or pornography?
Do you think children know nothing about sexual deviation and gay coupling? It is all around them! They know a lot more than you may think!
When was the last time we heard a sermon on the common demonic addictions of our day? When  was the morality of suicide ever mentioned?
How about blatantly evil videos presented attractively on smart phones for every age?
Is not texting used to practice and promote sin? Are not children targets for the evil one?
How about parental responsibility to monitor unrestricted child and family media and cell phones?
Who pays attention to the spending done by youth in their family? What do they buy?
Is Satan restricted from access to both adults and children? Is not sinful life being presented in public schools?

Are the 10 commandments still in effect? Maybe each of them deserve a Sunday homily once a year! Are you really leading the diocese and caring for the flock if you do not direct parish homily content as needed to protect the flock?
The Church sometimes acts as if some of these issues have nothing to do with God. Is He neutral to them? Are not these evils far more prevalent than guns? Are not far more lives lost to them? We hear about God’s love every Sunday. Aren’t the commandments also an expression of God’s love?

The world tells you clearly and threateningly that you will be condemned and lose members if you start warning and teaching morality; it threatens  you will lose our tax exemption. Threats seems to stiffle your acting as shepherds to battle the enemy! Are you ready to suffer the persecution that will follow! I see very little persecution today in the Western church as a result of protecting the flock. Is anyone protesting outside your chancery? Instead, large numbers of the flock are wandering away from your pastures. and we say: “how sad.”

This letter may be worthless to you, but I firmly believe God is trying to restore some balance to your responsibilities and I ask you to pray upon it. Mike & Nancy Donnelly, 2 Locust Hill Blv, Hamilton,NJ 08691 donnellymj@hotmail.com

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