- Catholics know so little about Abortion!
- To our Catholic Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops of the United States. this Veterans’ Day, 2019
- The whole world is shaking – time to shake up the faithful too!
- Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer
- THE RECENT METHODIST CONFERENCE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE?
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Our catechism proclaims that recognition of sin requires full knowledge – Catholics know almost nothing about abortion as a sacriledge sin which Pope Benedict condemned so bluntly and clearly.
The Church as a whole clearly avoids and refuses to disseminate the matter of sin in the case of abortion. Any and all [with a tiny exception] Catholic assemblies refuse to clearly discuss WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY ABORTION IS THE PREEMINENT MATTER OF SIN IN THE CHURCH [AS WAS ARGUED IN THE NOVEMBER USCCB MEETING, IN WHICH THE BISHOPS ARGUED AND AFFIRMED SUCH]
I am 84 years old and can remember a handful of clear sermons from a Catholic Sunday Mass pulpit that focused on the act of abortion and why it is a mortal sin and a Catholics’ responsibility to end abortion in their ability to do so.
We pro-life Catholics are fed up for decades how the clergy of the church will spend serious money and public dissemination for the Bishops’ Annual appeals and numerous appeals for money over every year – and say virtually nothing comparable about ABORTION. Even life Sundays are bereft of anything blunt and strong about Catholic responsibility so that they may form a clear conscience against this terrible sin – so that they will do everything they can to end it – so that they stop voting for politicians who support legal abortion and even vote to use our own money to pay for it! ABORTION WOULD LIKELY END IN A FEW YEARS IF ALL CATHOLICS VOTED AGAINST THE ABORTION SUPPORTER IN EVERY ELECTION: LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL.
My wife and I are praying as you gather to pray for and hear God for His guidance in caring for the flock of His Catholic Church in our nation. For years now, you have met like this each year under the sad exposure and conviction, of personal sins of abuse which originate from Satan. He uses our sins and their effects against the Church as he wars against God.
Surely it is time you return your eyes and hearts and actions to focus on the scattered flock of your care and less on the intense focus you have had on restoring yourselves. God has forgiven the sins you confessed and He seeks for you to focus on the flock.While the world focused on the scandals, the flock has scattered some even abandoned our Church.
We do not, nor will not, easily forget the “sacrilegious” abuses of those who used their hands anointed to confect Jesus Body and Blood in committing unmentionable acts and sins. I am deeply sure after months of seeking God, He wants to speak to you now. I trust you will each pray for listening hearts to God’s directions, which He wishes you to act upon! Perhaps like many wounded Veterans who have recovered, you will take up His Cross and re-engage the battle for the wounded flock.
SUGGESTED “TO-DO” LIST
1. Rejuvenate your personal intimacy with God- a deepened prayer life – speak to Him every day.
2. Reject any excessive concerns about yourself – spend yourself finding the sheep who are lost.
3. End any use of Church or personal finances that have investments in wrongful activities. Do not be too cozy with the culture of the world and its’ money and its’ powerful elite!
4. Do what you can to protect the flock from the sinful and scandalous deeds of public officials.
5. Use your voice and actions to deny Catholic support of public officials who support abortion.
Are you afraid of Satan. Isn’t Jesus strong enough to deal with everything in this life?
6. Make and use every opportunity to personally be with your flock. Less time for popular activities more time in the sheepfold. Every sheep should know you by sight and name.
7. Restore your authority with our priests and insure their public voice in support of our Church? When the flock hears their pastor, he/she should hear you too. Don’t ever be a coward!
8. Give praise and thanks to God for the persecution to come from the evil one and his agents.You will grow stronger. The more you are persecuted – the more you are building the Kingdom of God!
9. You may die as a martyr shepherd – for giving your all to the flock. If so, Praise God!
God will speak to you all, add His items to your list. There is plenty of space for it! Make room in your home for this list. Pin it up and read it often.
Time is running out. 2020 may see a new government singly devoted to destroy the faith!
Abortion is undoubtedly destroying this nation. Put up that video every year and tell us to put away abortion from our land. How many deaths, suicides, mental breakdowns, and violence must we suffer before we do everything possible to end it. When will we vote it away once and for all!
Just one of the flock who love you in Jesus name,
Michael and Nancy Donnelly
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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!