Sunday, May 1, 2016

Holy Water and Blessed Salt

Fr. Z has, once again, expressed his convictions on the distinctions of holy water from the Old Rite and Novus Ordo.

In nearly 25 years as a priest (anniversary coming in May) I have only… only…. used the older Rituale Romanum to bless salt and Holy Water. I will not change in the next 25 years, if I am granted them.

I use holy water (and water from Lourdes) much more than the average person and occasionally will use blessed salt, but I am not using it as often as I should by any stretch of the imagination. Every time he expresses his zeal for holy water from the Old Rite, which I'm sure comes from experience, I promise myself I will make the time to track some down. Isn't easy to do.

Be sure to also read his replies to comments in the comment section.

He gives a great explanation of blessed salt and reminds us that blessed salt and holy water is also for CONSUMPTION!

Blessed salt can be used for spiritual purposes alone or also for consumption! The prayer in the traditional manner says:

O you creature of salt, I purge you of all evil by the living + God, by the true + God, by the holy + God, who commanded by the Prophet Elisha that you be put into water in order that the sterility of the water would be healed: so that you might be rendered a purified salt for the salvation of believers, and so that you might be a healthiness of soul and body to all who consume you, and so that you may put to flight and drive out from a place in which you will have been scattered every phantom and wickedness, and cunning trap of diabolical deceit, and every unclean spirit be solemnly banished by command through Him Who shall come to judge the living and the dead, and the world by fire. R. Amen.

Consume! Health of soul and of body!

As you can see, blessed salt is for the blessing of holy water, for sprinkling in places, and for consumption. And the Devil hates it.

We really need salt, for our bodies and for our souls.

Why do I keep forgetting this?!!

An excellent reminder. We are so blessed to have the internet where faithful priests are constantly reminding us of the treasures Christ left for our redemption and protection from the wiles of the devil.

Here's another priest I came across on Facebook.

Outstanding content. Love his zeal.

Fr. Mike Schmitz - anyone know where his gig is set up?

I found another one of his videos, tips on praying HERE.

Really, really practical, straight-forward delivery of lighting the darkness.

I'd love to find where he publishes from and tap us all into it.

This a great day in the life of the Church. Not only the Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker, but the first day of May, Mary's month.

Do you all crown the Blessed Mother during this month?

I usually make my own crown, though some years I've asked a florist to make it.   Below is this year's crowning of the Queen of the Angels at the McKinley Hostel.   This winter was unkind, so I gave her a paint job this year.  Came out a little too dark-blue, so I'll have to do it again but at least she didn't go into her month chipped!

Hope  and pray your month is filled with many spiritual blessings and the protection of Our Blessed Mother.  Hope you've given thought to doing the consecration.  I'll try to post it every day.    Let us pray for each other!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Two fabulous shake-downs of Amoris Laetitia

Official response of Bishop Athanasius Schneider to Amoris Laetitia

Unfortunately, AL contains no verbal quotes of the principles underlying the moral teaching of the Church

And that pretty much summarizes the papacy.

Here is another written by canon lawyer Fr. Gerald Murray.


Thus ending any speculation that this document is faithful to the teachings of Christ Church.

Restoring a Sense of the Sacred

I am loving this blog!

“Strike the shepherd and the sheep scatter” (Zec 13:7). There’s no doubt that the devil has focused his assault on the religious leaders of our day. While these leaders may have had noble intentions of charity and pastoral sensitivity, the results have been devastating. Decades of lenient, non-confrontational leadership have left the faithful feeble and prone to be “conformed to the pattern of this world” (Rom 12:2). St. Augustine once said, “Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.”

The unfortunate laxity of discipline has permitted confusion and strife where there should be clarity and harmony, an authentic unity based on the truth. As a result, the modern trend among those who believe and teach falsehoods that directly contradict the Church’s teaching is to consider these pockets of dissent as merely “differing tribes” within the Catholic Church. In this deceptive tribal system, those who believe in and teach all that the Church teaches are then considered extreme among these tribes.

Right or wrong, religious leadership seemed to calculate that it is better to refrain from “charged issues” for fear of offending some or even losing members. However, St. Peter Canisius cautioned: “Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith.”

It is time to “rally the troops” … to get on the same page. It’s time to assemble a coalition of leading experts in our time to formulate “the plan” to “Restore a Sense of the Sacred.” There are obvious names that come to mind: Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, and a score of Cardinals, Bishops, priests and laity who understand this critical need in our time; a time that is witnessing a mass exodus from the pews, and is allowing a multitude of souls to be in peril of eternal damnation.

Another fabulous post HERE.

Love, Love, Love the St. Benedict Medal

As the medal is a prayer of exorcism against Satan, it is used to call down God’s blessing and protection upon us, through the intercession of the great saint. It is also a reminder of our baptismal rejection of all that is evil.

Don't be without this powerful sacramental.

May the 4th be with you!

Fr. Heilman is organizing a cyber consecration commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady's visits to Fatima:

May 13th of this year marks one year until the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917. She appeared six times to Lucia, 9, and her cousins Francisco, 8, and his sister Jacinta, 6, between May 13, 1917 and October 13, 1917. But, in the Spring of the year prior to Our Lady’s appearance, an angel appeared to the children to prepare them. That would make this, right now, the 100th anniversary of that angelic visit.

For those who are tuned into dates such as these, and tuned into the tumultuous times in which we live, there is a sense that “something is coming.” For more and more people, there seems to be an urgency to “prepare.” I wrote about this HERE.

In order to prepare for the “something coming” St. Maximilian Kolbe sensed, he modified the St. Louis de Montfort 33-day preparation for consecration to just 9 days, to make it more accessible. He simply had to get as many as possible consecrated in the shortest period of time. Hundreds of thousands of people were consecrated to Jesus through Mary, seemingly overnight.

I've done the 33 day consecration numerous times - it's intense. Intense in prayer, intense in spiritual attacks and intense in the gifts it brings to the Consecrated.

When things were really bad in the local Church and I turned to the internet for spiritual nourishment, I remember hooking up for various spiritual events in Boston and almost EVERYONE I met had done the Consecration to Christ through Mary.

At one prayer event, someone spontaneously suggested we do a mystery of the rosary for an intention. There were a few dozen of us and every single person reached into their pocket or purse and pulled out Rosary beads. I was not unfamiliar with the presence of the Blessed Mother but I was really blown away with the observance of the prayerful army she was gathering.

I encourage each of you join this consecration/renewal. Let's do it!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

God makes all things new again.

I read a few things in Christendom about the Voris story (including a comment that I did not publish) I thought worthy of mention. Namely, that the retaliatory act of the Archdiocese of scrounging up people whistlblower's slept with is justified, because after all, if you report corruption, spiritual abuse or rape, you deserve it.

In a perverted display of 'mercy', one individual went so far as to smear whistleblowers by claiming the reporting of abuse is a smear worthy of comeuppance. I bet that BroomHilda chants the Divine Mercy Chaplet every day while riding the stick up her butt. A regular St. Faustina, that one. Very inspiring.

A formally-affiliated priest is now calling a cease and desist on whistleblowing holy corruption. More astounding, he has alleged Sanctifying Grace is insufficient healing for homosexual sex.

In his disclosure, Michael himself implied that evangelists and whistleblowers should stand in the public square and announce details of our sins before teaching Catholicism or reporting abuse.

Folks, I think we are getting a little daft here.

Look, is there conduct that would make a post-conversion career in evangelism and whistleblowing ill-advised?

Of course.

But do you remember when Christ chose sinless people to 'smear' Herod and Herodias?


I don't either. The Bible I have has Christ calling John the Baptist the greatest man who will ever live.

Spiritual abuse of children is much worse than raping them. So said Christ.

We have spent 60 years trying to get the corruption, spiritual and physical abuse stopped through the ranks of the hierarchy. It was a bust. We were threatened and bullied. The only thing that works is public disclosure and lawsuits. Egg on the face and emptying wallets are the only proven methods of stopping the abuse and corruption.

Exhausting internal methods and after failing to remedy abuse, publicly warning the people, these are the instructions given to us in Scripture. This is not the same thing as having perps hunt down the sexual lovers of a whistleblower to shut them up.

During my days of defying the Church on contraception, I led people astray. I am trying to make up for it and prevent other women from being misled by wayward priests and bishops. The zeal and fire is probably overdone but I offer it as reparation. The same motive holds true for nearly every evangelist. God makes all things new again. Completely.

Keep your powder dry and your intellect clear with Sanctifying Grace.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Priest doing that stupid thing where he walks up and down aisle during a homily.

A fun post for a Saturday morn.

According to reports, he’s doing that Protestant thing where he walks up and down the aisle, trying to get people excited and more engaged in the Mass.

Johnnie Carson used to do this, remember?

He'd go up and down the aisles with a microphone and play games with the audience. He was a great entertainer. Funny, funny man.

Every time I see a priest doing it, I think of Johnnie. I also think 'this is what this poor addlepate is doing instead of teaching people what's happening in the Sanctuary'.

At press time, Bunnell is squeezing through a tight pew to give a high five to a boy that said that Jesus meant that we should be nice to mean people and to love Jesus like the disciples did “in the times of Jesus.”

I'm so allergic to asshattery!

We don't come to be entertained.

Just take me to Gogoltha and dissolve into Christ. Let me keep the company of Christ, Mary and the Apostles, the angels and saints. Let me stand in front of the tomb as Christ emerges to be illuminated by the blinding Light of Divinity. Let me touch His Cloak and draw Sanctifying Grace. Let me intercede in prayer for my family, friends, the Church, the sick, the poor, uncatechized and persecuted Christians. Let me just huggle with Christ for 45 minutes.

That's how you get people 'more excited and engaged in *the Mass*".

Big weekend in my family, my grandaughter's original sin is being washed by the Blood of Christ in His Sacrament of Baptism. WooHoo! I will remember all your intentions in prayer.

(Always remember to bring an empty holy water bottle and fill it with the holy water of baptism. Powerful stuff!)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Looks like Cardinal Dolan and the Archdiocese of New York Recruited Voris' Past Sexual Partners to Go Public

If you haven't already watched, do take the time now to read the transcript or view the video.

Truly, this is a non-story. Nobody gives a rat's patoot.

Say what you will about diddling and heretical priests, they know exactly how to scorch the earth around whistleblowers to keep their debauchery going like the energizer bunny. They are experts at it. Slander and calumny are always their first line of defense. When that doesn't work they turn to bullying and threats. The best thing to do is keep your hand to the plow. Expose everything they say and do -- and it all backfires on them. They eventually give the gig up and realize that when corruption is exposed, the appropriate response is to take care of it so people will stop being harmed by it.

Cardinal Dolan has never had a real warrior in his diocese. He is used to Bill Donohue who has been coddling the corruption for decades. Mikey's got to put both of his hands back on the plow and forge ahead.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

John Allen Ponders: Is Franno making it harder for heretics to stay on the payroll?

I always find it interesting when enemies of the Church call the Holy Father "Francis", as if the moral bankruptcy they see happening in Rome unites them in a familial brotherhood. It's noteworthy that they never take that liberty from respecting the office with Barack.

Here is a fun story: Is Francis making it harder for liberals to stay on the payroll?

Some Catholics cheered last week, while others were either depressed or outraged, when news broke that Tony Spence, editor of the Catholic News Service (CNS) since 2004, had resigned unexpectedly. The move followed a controversy over three Tweets he posted about religious freedom bills, which critics saw as promoting a pro-LGBT agenda.

Kudos to Michael Hichborn, Voris and John Henry Weston for exposing this wolf among sheep.

To begin, an observation: Despite impressions that the laid-back ethos of the Pope Francis era means anything now goes – or, perhaps, precisely because of those impressions – there’s a strong element in the Church determined not to let that happen.

That would be us!

In a similar vein, the diagnosis of some Catholic leaders today may be that Francis does not want to upend Church teaching or tradition, since he’s said so repeatedly, but that some of his words and deeds may inadvertently seed confusion. They may feel an extra responsibility to make sure the Church doesn’t toss the doctrinal baby out with the pastoral bathwater.

What this thought suggests is a potentially grand irony: At least in some circumstances, it may actually become harder for liberals – even of the moderate, color-within-the-lines variety – to survive on the Church’s payroll in the Pope Francis era.

Under Pope Benedict XVI, there was relatively little burning concern within officialdom about “reform” getting out of control. Today those fears may seem more real, potentially inducing greater vigilance.

That spirit of “vigilance,” by the way, is less pronounced among the bishops themselves than in the broader Catholic universe.

Among some of the blogs and media platforms that went after Spence, there’s a heightened “hermeneutic of suspicion” today for anything that might smack of dissent. It seems unlikely they’ll desist patrolling for heterodoxy out of a sense that they can rely on this pope to do the job for them.

And that's the way it is.

Perverts at Fourth Circuit Court Ban Separate Rest Rooms and Locker Rooms on Basis of "Biological Sex"

The case involves a biological girl who identifies as a boy. The court’s majority explains it this way: “G.G.’s birth-assigned sex, or so-called ‘biological sex,’ is female, but G.G.’s gender identity is male.”...“the majority’s opinion, for the first time ever, holds that a public high school may not provide separate restrooms and locker rooms on the basis of biological sex.”

What damage the perverts are inflicting upon young children by forcing them to expose themselves.

I thought somebody on facebook was hysterical when they predicted some moonbat judge would eventually ban any declaration of gender at birth, but it appears they might try it.

Did you see Kurt Shilling was fired for posting something on Facebook in opposition of the potty madness?

ESPN said they are an 'inclusive' employer and proceeds, in the same sentence, to say they will fire anyone who holds opinions different than theirs.

Did you see this from the UK?

Parents of preschoolers received a letter from preschool telling them to initiate conversations with four-year-olds about rejecting their genitalia and gender swap.

The sh*tshow of the morally bankrupt is really something to watch.