Wednesday 28 March 2018

Fr. John O'Connor: dissent is blasphemy !

Fr. John O'Connor

"One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said,
“What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?”
They paid him thirty pieces of silver,
and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over'.

The gift of faith must be guarded and protected. It needs to be nurtured with prayer and acts of corporal mercy. When we abandon one aspect of the gift of faith, little by little, we end up losing all of our faith. So it tragically was with those who rejected the Church's teaching about the sacredness of the Marital Act. 

Here, Fr. John O'Connor reflects on the of dissenters against Humanae Vitae. The near universal rejection of Pope Paul VI's reaffirmation of 2000 years of Church teaching that the use of contraception is a grave mortal sin has very serious consequences. Rejecting Humanae Vitae, the dissenters - as Fr. O'Connor said - claimed that not only was Christ's Vicar was wrong, the Church was wrong. In this, as Fr. O'Connor pointed out, they blasphemed the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit. 

Please listen to the following talk by Fr. O' Connor on dissenting theologians from Humanae Vitae:

Tuesday 27 March 2018

St. John Chrysostom: " you see that He everywhere declares that He has been sent..."

"I have come in My Father's name, and you receive Me not; if another shall come in his own name, him will you receive". (John 5:43)

2. Do you see that He everywhere declares that He has been sent, that judgment has been committed to Him by the Father, that He can do nothing of Himself, in order that He may cut off all excuse for their unfairness? But who is it that He here says shall come in his own name? He alludes here toAntichrist, and puts an incontrovertible proof of their unfairness. For if as loving God ye persecute Me, much more ought this to have taken place in the case of Antichrist. For he will neither say that he is sent by the Father, nor that he comes according to his will, but in everything contrariwise, seizing like a tyrant what belongs not to him, and asserting that he is the very God over all, as Paul says, 'Exalting himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, showing himself that he is God.' This is to 'come in his own name.' I do not so, but have come in the Name of My Father. 

That they received not One who said that He was sent of God, was a sufficient proof that they loved not God; but now from the contrary of this fact, from their being about to receive Antichrist, He shows their shamelessness. For when they received not One who asserts that He was sent by God, and are about to worship one who knows Him not, and who says that he is God over all, it is clear that their persecution proceeded from malice and from hating God. On this account He puts two reasons for His words; and first the kinder one, That ye may be saved; and, That ye may have life: and when they would have mocked at Him, He puts the other which was more striking, showing that even although His hearers should not believe, yet that God was wont always to do His own works. 

Now Paul speaking concerning Antichrist said prophetically, that God shall send them strong delusion — that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Christ said not, He shall come; but, if He come, from tenderness for His hearers; and because all their obstinacy was not yet complete. He was silent as to the reason of His coming; but Paul, for those who can understand, has particularly alluded to it. For it is he who takes away all excuse from them.

Sunday 25 March 2018

Pope Benedict XV: "...Christian charity ought not to be content with not hating our enemies..."

On Passion Sunday, let us reflect upon the words of Pope Benedict XV. The holy Pope's encyclical, "On Peace and Reconciliation" was composed just after the conclusion of the Great War when palpable hatreds continued to fester in Europe, following the senseless slaughter. It is a lovely meditation on forgiveness of enemy, and true brotherly love. Sadly, there is even greater hatred in the world today, with Nations, peoples rejecting Christ and His Church. 

“But I say to you, love your enemies; do good to them that hate you; pray for those that persecute you and calumniate you, that you may be the children of your Father who is in Heaven, Who maketh His sun to rise upon the good and the bad”. Hence that terribly severe warning of the Apostle St. John. 

“Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. And you know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in himself. ”Our Lord Jesus Christ, in teaching us how to pray to God, makes us say that we wish for pardon as we forgive others: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against Us.” And if the observance of this law is sometimes hard and difficult, we have not only the timely assistance of the grace of Our Divine Redeemer, but also His example to help us to overcome the difficulty. For as He hung on the Cross He thus excused before his Father those who so unjustly and wickedly tortured Him: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” 

We then, who should be the first to imitate the piety and loving kindness of Jesus Christ, whose Vicar, without any merit of Our own, We are; with all Our heart, and following His example, We forgive all Our enemies who knowingly or unknowingly have heaped and are still heaping on our person and Our work every sort of vituperation, and We embrace all in Our charity and benevolence, and neglect no opportunity to do them all the good in Our power. That is indeed what Christians worthy of the name ought to do towards those who during the war have done them wrong. 

Christian charity ought not to be content with not hating our enemies and loving them as brothers; it also demands that we treat them with kindness, following the rule of the Divine Master Who “went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil”, and finished His mortal life, the course of which was marked by good deeds, by shedding His blood for them. So said St. John: “In this we have known the charity of God, because He hath laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. He that hath substance of this world and shall see his brother in need and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him? My little children, let us love not in word nor by tongue, but in deed and in truth.”

Cardinal Collins: "...Go to Joseph"

On St. Joseph's Day, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins said Mass at St. Joseph's Health Centre in the west-end of Toronto. His Eminence preached on the quiet, strong, holiness of St. Joseph, pointing him out as a model for us all. 

"Today, throughout the whole world, we celebrate the Feast of the great St. Joseph", began the Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto.  

Cardinal Collins emphasized that St. Joseph was the Protector of the Universal Church. As such, even during dark hours and times, we should have confidence in Joseph that, as he defended the Holy Family from attack, so too, would St. Joseph defend the Church. 

"We honour saints so that they may be an example for us", said the Cardinal. "He is or heavenly guardian", the one we look to for example...continued His Eminence. After a few words on a Catholic hospital under the patronage of so great a saint, the Cardinal then drew his sermon to a close with an emphasis on St. Joseph being the patron of a happy death: "ultimately we are just passing through". 

Today, on Palm Sunday as we begin to reflect more intensely on the coming Passion of Our Lord, may we pray to St. Joseph to draw closer to the Cross. 

Wednesday 21 March 2018

The Metoo Movement refuses to address the Sexual Revolution

Tragic young women who have no idea what it is to be a daughter of God 

Women cannot be truly liberated, unless they turn to Jesus Christ. How many women Our Lord liberated during His three year Ministry! Such was His liberating power, that it was the women who stood at the foot of the Cross. They were the ones who did not fear the Jews and Romans who had conspired to crucify the Lord of Glory. 

In a world rejecting Our Lord, can we be surprised that the relationship between men and women has deteriorated? Should we be surprised if, having rejected Christ, most men and women end up behaving in a sexually depraved manner? The primordial relationship was damaged by Original Sin: man and woman can only truly meet in, and through Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

The tragedy of the #metoo movement is that it rejects Our Lord. With this rejection comes the rejection of His teachings on the sanctity of human sexuality. 

The debasement of women has been drastically accelerated by the so-called Sexual Revolution: divorce, contraception, abortion, free "love... women's increased consumption of pornography. 

Asia Argento: a proponent of sexual liberation

The #metoo movement, in an ever increasing sexualization and objectification of women, has been silent on the sexual promiscuity of women, but it has been very vocal about abortion and contraception. It has been silent about the huge increase of pornography consumption by women. 

The so-called "Women's March", did nothing to halt the sexualization and objectification of women, but rather, through its support for abortion, contraception, deviant sexual practices, furthered moral decay. The "Women's March", has nothing to do with a return to Christian morality. In their dress, their manners, their language, their promiscuity, women (not all, thank God), are presenting themselves as hyper-sexualized beings who want "sex" as recreation. They want "sex" separated from union and from openness to life. Men (not all, thank God) are very aware of this, and most take advantage of this. 

What a tragedy that young women want to be "sluts"

The most immediate result of sexual promiscuity is the enormous increase in venereal diseases: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea are rampant amongst young women, not to mention young men. Another result is that  the majority of women have had multiple (mostly via abortifacients) abortions. A woman using the Pill can have easily three abortions in a single year. How many tens of millions of women have innocent blood on their hands? 

The fiasco of Harvey Weinstein actually helped expose the hypocrisy of the #meetoo movement. Wealthy, powerful women (such as Asia Argento, pictured above) complained about sexual exploitation by the former Hollywood producer, yet the actresses who have come forward present themselves as sexualized women, who promote lifestyles and moral choices that are anything but in conformity with Christian morality. No, the #metoo movement is a dead-end. 

Without Christ, there can be no true liberation of women. Please pray for young women especially those caught in sexual promiscuity that they may break free of this vice and become the true women that Our Lord calls them to be. 

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Cardinal Collins: "Even one of the Twelve betrayed Him"

As we enter deeper into Lent, let us recall the words of Cardinal Collins warning us how easily sin and betrayal can enter the Church, enter us. We are, as Cardinal Collins says, looking at the mystery of iniquity when we see someone who had the Gift of Faith, betray Our Lord. 

Monday 19 March 2018

St. Joseph: Patron of Canada ~ Pray for Us

Pope Pius IX's decree Quemadmodum Deus, of 1870 that declared St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. St. Joseph is also the Patron of Canada. As we see from the Decree of Blessed Pius IX, one major motivation was to call upon St. Joseph to defend the Church against Her enemies. Today, the Church not only faces attacks from Her traditional enemies: the Synagogue of Satan and Freemasonry, but She suffers even greater blows from within by those whom should be Her greatest advocates and protectors, clergy who have lost the Gift of Faith. 

Let us therefore re-double our prayers and devotion to St. Joseph. To all Canadian readers, a blessed and most holy Feast Day to you!

As God appointed Joseph, son of the Patriarch Jacob, over all the land of Egypt to store up corn for the people, so, when the fullness of time was come, and He was about to send to earth His only-begotten Son, the Savior of the world, He chose another Joseph, of whom the first had been the type, and He made him Lord and Ruler of His household and possessions, the Guardian of His greatest treasures.

And Joseph espoused the Immaculate Virgin Mary, of whom was born by the Holy Ghost, Jesus Christ our Lord, who deigned to be reputed before men as the Son of Joseph, and was subject to him. And Him whom so many kings and prophets desired to see, Joseph not only saw, but abode with, and embraced with paternal affection, and kissed, yea, and most sedulously nourished, even Him whom the faithful should receive as the Bread come down from Heaven, that they might obtain eternal life.

On account of this sublime dignity which God conferred on His most faithful Servant, the Church has always most highly honoured and lauded the Most Blessed Joseph next after his spouse, the Virgin Mother of God, and has implored his intercession in all her great necessities.

And now that in this most sorrowful time the Church herself is beset by enemies on every side and oppressed by heavy calamities, so that impious men imagine that the gates of hell are at length prevailing against her, the Venerable Prelates of the whole Catholic world have presented to the Sovereign Pontiff their own petitions and those of the faithful confided to their care, praying that he would vouchsafe to constitute St. Joseph Patron of the Catholic Church.

Moreover, when at the Sacred Ecumenical Council of the Vatican they renewed still more fervently this their petition and prayer, Our Most Holy Lord, Pius IX, Pope, moved thereto by recent deplorable events, was pleased to comply with the desires of the Prelates, and to commit to the most powerful patronage of the Holy Patriarch Joseph both himself and all the faithful and solemnly declared him Patron of the Catholic Church, and commanded his festival, occurring on the 19th of March, to be celebrated as a double of the first class, but without an octave on the account of Lent.

Further, he ordained that on this day, sacred to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and Spouse of the Most Chaste Joseph, a declaration to that effect should by this present Decree of The Sacred Congregation of Rites be published.

All things to the contrary notwithstanding.

On the 8th of December 1870.


CARDINAL PATRIZI, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation.

D. Bartoloni, Secretary of the said Congregation.

Sunday 18 March 2018

Pope Benedict XVI: "fraternal correction in view of eternal salvation"

From a Message for Lent by Pope Benedict XVI:

“Being concerned for each other” also entails being concerned for their spiritual well-being. Here I would like to mention an aspect of the Christian life, which I believe has been quite forgotten: fraternal correction in view of eternal salvation. Today, in general, we are very sensitive to the idea of charity and caring about the physical and material well-being of others, but almost completely silent about our spiritual responsibility towards our brothers and sisters. 

This was not the case in the early Church or in those communities that are truly mature in faith, those which are concerned not only for the physical health of their brothers and sisters, but also for their spiritual health and ultimate destiny. The Scriptures tell us: “Rebuke the wise and he will love you for it. Be open with the wise, he grows wiser still, teach the upright, he will gain yet more” (Prov 9:8ff). Christ himself commands us to admonish a brother who is committing a sin (cf. Mt 18:15). 

The verb used to express fraternal correction - elenchein – is the same used to indicate the prophetic mission of Christians to speak out against a generation indulging in evil (cf. Eph 5:11). The Church’s tradition has included “admonishing sinners” among the spiritual works of mercy. It is important to recover this dimension of Christian charity. We must not remain silent before evil. 

I am thinking of all those Christians who, out of human regard or purely personal convenience, adapt to the prevailing mentality, rather than warning their brothers and sisters against ways of thinking and acting that are contrary to the truth and that do not follow the path of goodness. Christian admonishment, for its part, is never motivated by a spirit of accusation or recrimination. It is always moved by love and mercy, and springs from genuine concern for the good of the other. 

As the Apostle Paul says: “If one of you is caught doing something wrong, those of you who are spiritual should set that person right in a spirit of gentleness; and watch yourselves that you are not put to the test in the same way” (Gal 6:1). In a world pervaded by individualism, it is essential to rediscover the importance of fraternal correction, so that together we may journey towards holiness. Scripture tells us that even “the upright falls seven times” (Prov 24:16); all of us are weak and imperfect (cf. 1 Jn 1:8). It is a great service, then, to help others and allow them to help us, so that we can be open to the whole truth about ourselves, improve our lives and walk more uprightly in the Lord’s ways. There will always be a need for a gaze which loves and admonishes, which knows and understands, which discerns and forgives (cf. Lk 22:61), as God has done and continues to do with each of us.

Saturday 17 March 2018

What can St Francis de Sales teach us?

Alice von Hildebrand wrote an interesting reflection in 2015, which, with the crisis in the Church showing no signs of abetting, is even more pertinent nearly three years later. As this tragic crisis unfolds, the temptations to heresy and schism will increase. 

von Hildebrand wrote:

If anyone came to me with the following request: what is the book on spiritual life that you would recommend not only for beginners, but also for people who have already taken their first steps? Without a moment’s hesitation, I would say; Saint Francis of Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life, a book published in the XVII century which, I believe, never was out of print. 
There is a profound reason for it: not only is it classical, (above time and fashion), but it has a value for people of the most varied backgrounds. It is like bread: it will never be outdated. This great saint’s message is couched in such gracious terms that he combines depth of thought, and gentle charm.
One typical temptation of beginners in spiritual life, is to feed their soul on mystical literature, such as the Dark Night of the Soul of St. John of the Cross. Its very title attracts a large number of beginners convinced that they know by personal experience what this great saint and mystic is referring to. Being spiritually immature, they easily fall prey to an exaltation that favors dangerous illusions. St. Francis of Sales’ book combines profound spiritual wisdom, with what I shall term “holy sobriety”. Such spiritual food prevents one from falling into the very many illusions which are traps set by the devil to make many people endorse spiritual fallacies and leave the safe road of humility.
All I intend to do in this brief essay is to meditate on one chapter in Book 3, which, in my personal life, I have found to be a gold mine of insights. It refers to our attitude toward the faults and sins of others -- a topic of crucial importance because all of us have to deal with it, and very few are aware of  only valid Christian response. Any sin calls for tears because first and foremost, it is an offense of God. Had men not sinned, Christ would not have been crucified. This should be our primary concern.
Read the full essay here. 

Friday 16 March 2018

To those whom I have mocked, ridiculed, and gossiped about: I apologize and ask forgiveness

Over the past two years I have slowly, but surely, endangered my soul by writing on this blog in a manner that was not always Christian. Mockery, ridicule, gossip can never be a part of the Christian life. 

There were times when I mocked, ridiculed, gossiped about people. This was wrong, this was sinful. There is a way to challenge erroneous ideas without mocking, ridiculing or gossiping about those who may propose them. To Fr. Edward Beck, C.P., Fr. James Martin, S.J., and any others, I apologize and ask forgiveness for mocking, ridiculing or gossiping about them. 

As such, I am reviewing, and already in the process of removing posts that  had strayed into sin. Simply put, I do not want not to commit sin in the process of writing about issues I care deeply about. 

I have no intention of setting myself up as a theologian or philosopher, However, there were times when I did so by implication. I do not have the authority to make theological decisions or to instruct the faithful as an official of the Church. I only have the right to question (always respecting the person) via an informed conscience. In this way, I can, as a layman, do my duty to spread the Gospel. St. Francis told his followers to preach through example first, and then if necessary, with words. 

As I discern on my role in service to the Church, it is clear that I have work to do beyond this blog. There are other ways I can serve the Church, especially in my field of health sciences and music. The elderly need to be cared for, loved and served. 

You will see a change in this blog. My example is now Monsignor Vincent Foy. He never engaged in uncharitable words in his efforts to promote and defend the truth. Truth must always be presented in charity. 

Our Lord showed us how to act with and towards others. To the woman caught in adultery He told her, go and sin no more. He did not mock, ridicule or gossip about her. He challenged her to repent. I have failed to imitate Christ. He never mocked anyone.  Nor should I. Even more so, as I am a sinner! I must learn to have compassion and mercy. 

Please pray for me. 

Thursday 15 March 2018

Has Pope Benedict XVI been a victim of calumny and detraction?

Calumny, detraction and rash judgment can be very grave mortal sins. Several days ago, a supposed letter was released purporting to be from Pope Benedict XVI to Pope Francis. 

Like clockwork, with 24 hours or so, the actual letter became public. It became known that one paragraph had been blurred by individuals in the  Vatican Communications Office. However, during the preceding period severe harm was done to the reputation of Pope Benedict, where the Pope Emeritus was attacked, vilified, mocked, degraded, accused of heresy, modernism, etc. 

This is the poison that has spread to the Catholic (so-called) internet world. 

The men who created and doctored that letter, knew full well that within a day or so the real letter would be discovered. So why did they do it knowing it would be discovered? They are either highly incompetent, or were engaging in  a deliberate provocation. Incompetents or provocateurs, you decide. However, there is no doubt that they were dishonest. Very dishonest. The result was further confusion, dissent, anger, hatred, distrust, antagonism towards the Holy See and the Office of the Papacy in general. The devil never rests, and he exploits every situation. 

All of this confusion is leading many Catholics to "...fight one against the other, to the detriment of the true renewal and to the joy of the enemies outside and inside the Church" (Bishop Schneider, Letter to Michael Voris).

In the meantime, to the continued rejoicing of the enemies of the Church, - especially the Freemasons and their allies - is that the hated Pope Benedict was and continues to be a victim of rash judgment, calumny, detraction.  

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 

2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and word likely to cause them unjust injury. 
          He becomes guilty:

- of rash judgment who, even tacitly, assumes as true, without sufficient foundation, the moral fault of a neighbor;

- of detraction who, without objectively valid reason, discloses another's faults and failings to persons who did not know them;

- of calumny who, by remarks contrary to the truth, harms the reputation of others and gives occasion for false judgments concerning them.

2478 To avoid rash judgment, everyone should be careful to interpret insofar as possible his neighbor's thoughts, words, and deeds in a favorable way:
Every good Christian ought to be more ready to give a favorable interpretation to another's statement than to condemn it. But if he cannot do so, let him ask how the other understands it. And if the latter understands it badly, let the former correct him with love. If that does not suffice, let the Christian try all suitable ways to bring the other to a correct interpretation so that he may be saved.

Saturday 10 March 2018

Why the Church can NEVER change Her teaching on contraception

Pope John Paul II in Familiaris consortio provided the Church and the world with an overview of why Humanae vitae was prophetic teaching of the Church of Christ. The late Holy Father began by underscoring the unity of the bishops with the Supreme Pontiff: 

Thus, in continuity with the living tradition of the ecclesial community throughout history, the recent Second Vatican Council and the magisterium of my predecessor Paul VI, expressed above all in the Encyclical Humanae vitae, have handed on to our times a truly prophetic proclamation, which reaffirms and reproposes with clarity the Church's teaching and norm, always old yet always new, regarding marriage and regarding the transmission of human life.

For this reason the Synod Fathers made the following declaration at their last assembly: "This Sacred Synod, gathered together with the Successor of Peter in the unity of faith, firmly holds what has been set forth in the Second Vatican Council (cf. Gaudium et spes, 50) and afterwards in the Encyclical Humanae vitae, particularly that love between husband and wife must be fully human, exclusive and open to new life (Humanae vitae, 11; cf. 9, 12)."


Christians can see that the relationship between man and woman is fundamental. The relationship is always unitive, and always open to the possibility of life, according to nature's design. Pope Paul VI, did not teach something new in 1968, but merely reaffirmed what the Church has always taught. We are seeing today, the bitter fruits of not listening to the Pope. Women degraded, families destroyed, men brutalized. Abortion has never been so rampant, with women on the Pill having an average of THREE chemical abortions per annum. Truly we live in a "culture" of death. 

Friday 9 March 2018

Ontario PC Leadership Candidates SILENT about Freedom of Speech & bubble-zone laws

On February 1st, freedom of speech died in Canada. On that day the "Safe Access to Abortion Services Act" became law in Ontario.

This law makes it a crime to express any form of disapproval to abortion (in writing, in word, etc.) within 50 meters of any facility that provides abortion, or abortion related services (e.g. hospital, private abortion clinic, pharmacy). The law explicitly states it is a crime to “perform or attempt to perform an act of disapproval” against abortion.

A first time offender can now receive six months in jail and a fine of $5000. The new law has a clause that permits the abortionist to apply to the courts to have the 50 meter zone extended to 150 meters.

Ontario has already had its first victim: a brave man who was arrested in Ottawa. Sadly, our "freedom" loving Press and the authorities have refused to release his name.

Now a couple of VERY SERIOUS questions for our PC Party Leadership hopefuls:

How is it possible that we have gone through an entire PC Leadership campaign without this very, very serious attack upon freedom of speech being mentioned? 

How is it possible that not once were the already existing injunctions that abortion clinics already have in place against peaceful protest not mentioned as a grave violation of freedom of speech and expression by our PC Candidates?

Friends, true freedom of speech, true freedom of expression  are under VERY serious attack in our Province and in our country. 

We need much more than nice words. We need much more than political promises. We need serious action. 

BEFORE YOU VOTE, call, email your PC Leadership candidate. Ask him or her why they have been SILENT about the abortion gag-law. if they tell you they are against the gag, ask them then why have they been silent about it? A citizen has been charged: do they not have eyes to see, ears to hear?

Tell them, that silence means consent or cowardice. If you do NOT get a reply that you an trust, then I advise you to do the right thing, and abstain from voting. Do not sully your soul for pottage. 

Remember friends - just as with your bishop - it is not what the politicians says that ultimately matters, it is what they do. Words are very easy: it is action that truly shows character. 

CONTACT information for PC Party Leadership Candidates:

                          tel: 647-951-6551
                                      tel: 1-800-364-6350

                                              tel: 905-459-0082
                                              tel: 416-922-0573 

UPDATE: As of Friday, March 23rd, 2018 this blog no longer endorses, supports the political campaign of Tanya Granic Allen. She became a politician, when, on March 5th, 2018, in reply to the question from a Global News Reporter:"Is homosexuality a sin", her reply (clever politically) was :"this is not germane to the conversation".  Our Lord tells us: "si, si, no, no". The reply should have been:"This question is not germane to the topic, but you know I am a Catholic, and you know that we Catholics regard homosexual acts as sinful. So, why do you ask?". Another serious problem is her Twitter links to Croatian extremist nationalists. This is a very serious problem, that deserves a serious reply. We are in Canada, not in Europe. We do not need these ancient blood feuds brought over here.  

Thursday 8 March 2018

The Conversion of the Jews is a Catholic's Duty

In the Book of Acts, St. Peter, the first Pope and a Jew, admonished his fellow countrymen that there was no name under Heaven that we are saved, but that of Christ Jesus. On that day, over 5000 Jewish men converted to Our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to the flesh, was a Jew of the House of David.  

Our Blessed Mother, the Mother of God, was and remains forever, Jewish. She was and remains forever the Lily of Israel. The Apostles were all Jews. Against the hate of the Scribes and Pharisees, against the might of the Roman Empire, these few, but faithful Jews launched the Catholic Church, the new Israel.

In the Old Testament, Israel, was that Nation that was selected by God for the purpose of giving humanity to His Son, and His Son to humanity. Israel,  does not mean the present day Zionist state of "Israel", which is a secular entity and opposed to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Catholics should take note of this key point. Zionism is an enemy of Our Lord and His Church.  

Catholics who read Polish, would do well to study the writings of St Maximilian Kolbe. This great Marian Franciscan strove might and main all his life to convert Jews and Freemasons. Needless to say, for his efforts, they strove to block his beatification and canonization. The enemies of God failed. God would not be mocked, and His great saint was formally canonized. 

What would St. Maximilian say about the betrayal of the churchmen of today? Even if it be a man who would one day be pope? Even if false documents be published in the Vatican? A Vatican that the saint warned the Freemasons intended to rule, with the pope as the devil's "errand boy".

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin applies to her position within the Kingship of Christ. As the popes have always taught, the State owes Christ the King public worship and honour. The Church may tolerate "separation" of Church and State to avoid greater evils (e.g. in a divided nation, armed conflict), but She calls on all Her children to strive to make the social Kingship of Christ a reality. In doing so, Catholics then give due honour to Mary as Queen. 

Firstly, Mary is the Queen of souls and hearts. But, as we are also social beings, she is the Queen of our social life and activity. The highest form of social life of a people is their union as a state or nation. Mary is, by right, the Queen of every Nation, beginning with her own, the Jewish people. When Catholics realize this, and believe this, they quickly understand what it means for the state of "Israel" to reject Mary. Interestingly, prior to the rise of political Zionism, not one rabbi could be found who ever taught that "Israel" could be re-founded by men, These rabbis, though they rejected Our Lord, still understood that "Israel" is for God to dispose, not men. 

Friends, the Jews are in grave spiritual and physical danger. They rejected Our Lord and now, sadly, most no longer even believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Many were involved in Bolshevism, and to this day, many - sadly many - follow one false messianic ideology or another. If not bolshevism, then international finance and capitalism, freemasonry, socialism, neo-conservatism, alt-left and alt-right. Everything -seemingly -  but not Our Lord Jesus Christ. Having rejected Our Lord 2000 years ago, their motto would seem to be "non serviam"

The Church has taught - as the great Jewish convert Abbe Lemann documented in his monumental work, "L'Antechrist" (The Antichrist) - that the Man of Perdition, the Man of Sin, will be Jewish. This makes total sense. Whereas, the Jews rejected Christ, and crucified Him; they will accept another, the Antichrist. Satan seeks to seduce the Jewish people -  the once chosen people of God - through their own choosing of the Antichrist, to become his people. He has torn them away from Christ, now, in their tragic wandering from one error to the next, he seeks to get them to acclaim the Man of Sin as the Christ. St. John the Evangelist (himself a Jew) prophesied this in the Book of Revelation. 

Pray to Our Blessed Lady, the Queen of Israel for the conversion of the Jewish people, that they come to see whom they have pierced. That they see in Him, not just a fellow Jew according to the flesh, but their God, their King, the King of Israel, the World, the Universe! 

Wednesday 7 March 2018

St. Pope John Paul II: "the whole earth has been covered by the mystery of eternal Wisdom"

During Lent we should meditate on Sacred Scripture, the teachings of the Fathers, the saints and the Popes. St. Pope John Paul II, addressed these words to Catholics in Toronto, during his Apostolic Visit in 1984:

We read in the Letter to the Hebrews: "He submitted so humbly that his prayer was heard . . . but having been made perfect, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation" (Hebr. 5, 7. 9).

In this consists the mystery of the "Triumph of the Cross", on which, together with the whole Church, we meditated yesterday.

Eternal Wisdom has embraced all that the Cross of Christ contains.

"I came forth from the mouth of the Most High and I covered the earth like mist" (Sir. 24, 3).

So it is: the whole earth has been covered by the mystery of eternal Wisdom, whose real name is Love. "God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son" (Io. 3, 16).

And behold - at the very centre of this "giving himself" through love, from the height of the Cross on which the Son is completely united to the Father, and the Father to the Son - the words resound which confirm his Mother’s presence and her special sharing in the mystery of eternal Wisdom. Jesus says: "Woman, behold your son!" Beside Mary at the foot of the Cross stood John, the disciple whom Jesus loved (Ibid. 19, 26). And he says to John: "This is your mother!".