Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict
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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Blessed are the Pure of Heart for they shall see God

"It is impossible for anyone who leads an impure life not to grow weak in the Faith"
St, John Chrysostom, Sermon 1. De Verbis Apost. 



The Government of Ontario, a regime of iniquity, has declared that the intrinsically evil 2015 "sex-education" plan will be implemented. Even if it were not, that should not cause us any moment of enjoyment, for children are still being fed spiritual poison, from another intrinsically evil program dated, 1998. Poison is poison, whether it kills you today, or in a couple of days. Death is still the result. The 1998 program is apparently not "up to date" with the latest evils, and so must be replaced. 

But the matter is far, far deeper than just being revolted and opposed to obscenity being hoisted on children, on youth. With the cinema, the press, advertisements, modern modes of "dress", is the attempt to corrupt an entire generation of youth (and not only youth) by means of sins of the flesh, in the process depriving them of Grace, and ripping them from the Mystical Body. 

The promotion of sins of the flesh is the promotion of the destruction of the Faith, of society; of the reduction of the human person to brutes. St. Thomas Aquinas insists that the intelligence and the will are disturbed most of all by sins of impurity. The intelligence is damaged by inconstancy and inability to reflect; the impure will produces self-love and hatred of God. Is it any wonder that we see so much overt evil in society? We live in a world satiated in impurity, in indecency. This greatly offends God. Because impurity offends God, and the human person is created in His Image and Likeness, impurity is a great offense against true human dignity. The call to each and every one of us for our final end is eternal happiness, but it cannot be achieved without a pure heart. 

The promotion of impurity is a direct attack on Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Blessed Saviour has a special love for children. The first Martyrs were the Holy Innocents. Jesus always loved children; to be in their presence, for children to be brought to him. How he loved to heal children! "Little girl, I say to you get up" (Mk 5:21-43). 

Yet let us never forget these words for those who hate the innocent: 

 "It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin". Luke 17:2

The solution for Catholics is an increase in purity, to live pure lives with the focus on God and His Mother, who is our example of purity. 

St. Paul teaches: The body, however, is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body; God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power. (1 Corinthians 6: 13 –14).


and again: 


Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19–20).


Pray that you respond to the gift of holy purity that God offers you. Don't settle for anything less. 

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