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Latin – The Language of the Church

Why the Mass is in Latin

by Fr. Joseph Faa Di Bruno, 1884

The Church is Apostolic. She is the Church of St. Peter and of the other apostles, and she has guarded with tenderness all the precious memories they have left.

When the apostles parted from each other for their mission to announce to all nations the gospel of salvation, two languages chiefly were spoken and understood by the two great civilized divisions of mankind – the Latin language for the most part in the West, and the Greek in the East. They preached the faith chiefly in Latin and in Greek; their teachings and their constitutions were written in these two rich languages, and the Church has preserved these monuments with a religious veneration. This is one reason why her language is for the most part Latin in the West, and Greek in the East. Yet this which, in fact, is a testimony in favor of her antiquity, is made by some a theme of reproach against her.

Providence had already disposed all in advance. Latin and Greek became dead languages and hence invariable and wonderfully adapted to formulate (or express with precision) the doctrines of the Church which changes not, because she is divine.

An interesting calculation made on the changes that have been made in the living languages shows that had the Church adopted the various living languages, instead of the Latin, she would have been obliged to modify the formula (or essential words) used in the administration of the Sacrament of Baptism a great many times; otherwise these formulas would not have expressed correctly the idea they should convey. By this we can judge of the many changes which the wording of the Creed and decrees of the early councils and those of the Popes would undergo, were they not recorded in an unalterable (or dead) language.

Protestants are perhaps right in preferring the use of modern tongues in their authorized books of religion. Living languages, continually changing, are more suited to convey doctrines which are subject to frequent alteration. But the Catholic Church prefers old unchangeable languages because she is herself unchangeable. The Church uses Latin, not only because she is unchangeable, but also because she is Catholic, or universal, and has to address herself to all people in all times.

During the first four centuries of Christianity, Latin was the language of the civilized world, and although then a living language, it had that character of universality which the Church requires. When in course of time the world was divided into many nationalities, the Church still preserved her beautiful primitive language, and thus remained unchanged in her speech as in her essence.

Thus the Church speaks Latin because she is apostolic, unchanging, and Catholic. St. Paul, it is true, in his first epistle to the Corinthians (chap. xiv.), directed the Christians to use in their assemblies a language understood by all the faithful present; but many Protestants draw from this an objection which does not apply to the present question.

The Apostle confines himself to preaching, exhorting, and instructing the assembled faithful, all which, he says, must be done in the vernacular or common language of the people. The word prophecy includes instructions– speaking on things divine. The Catholic Church follows this apostolic command to the letter. Her bishops, priests, missionaries, and catechists always employ in their teaching a language understood by all. They speak when needed in the most obscure and most barbarous dialects, in order that the Word of God may reach the understanding of all.

The Catholic Church speaks not only the particular distinctive language of each land and tribe when instructing the people, but has also a special Catholic language, that her pastors belonging to every nation may readily communicate with each other, that they may minister together at the altar, and that her laity, of whatever tongue, may not, when in a foreign land, feel strange in the house of God, but be at home in any Catholic place of worship in any part of the world.

In this way the Church unites in one universal tongue to implore the mercy and sing the praises of God. This beautiful and sublime harmony of nations in one faith, with one voice, in the one fold of the one Shepherd, is worthy of the Church of Christ and of the unity which is her grand characteristic.

The Mass is a sacrifice offered directly to God, and it is not necessary for the people to follow in Latin the words of the priest. When the Catholic priest stands at the altar, as soon as he pronounces aloud any part of the service, all understand, and take an intelligent part in his ministration, a fact which reminds one of the preaching of the apostles on the Day of Pentecost, when all from every nation heard St. Peter, each in his own tongue. (Acts ii. 6.)

The Church speaks Latin, therefore, not only because she is apostolic, unchangeable, and Catholic, but also because she is one.

Change of language in the liturgy would seem to break the link with the past, and raise some suspicion of innovation in what is expressed in the liturgy; while the having retained the same ancient language indicates that the Church which continues to use it is the very same as of old, and that she has not changed in any essential matter, having been so careful as not to change even her language, which, compared with doctrine, is of much less importance.

It is fairly presumed that the Church which possesses the language of antiquity has antiquity on her side; that, being the inheritor of the language, she is also the inheritor of the ancient faith. The fact of her still using the Latin language makes us feel the more sure that the Catholic Church is the one, old, unchangeable Church of God.

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An attack on Marriage and the morals of the Church

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2015/01/cardinal-baldisseri-undermines-catholic.html

“Finally Baldisseri claimed that the dogmas of the Church “evolved” and that “there is no point to hold a synod, if you then just repeat what was always said. But indignation among those present broke out at Baldisseri’s final assertion: “Just because a certain understanding 2000 years ago was in place does not mean that it can not be called into question.”

This only confirms that the intention of this Synod is to overthrow the morals of the Church and even the very words of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Sacred Scripture on adultery!  This Synod wishes to undermine and destroy the words of Our Lord:

“Every one that putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her that is put away from her husband, commmitteth adultery.”   ~Luke 16:18

This is all about allowing adulterers to receive the Blessed Sacrament, after all.

They’ve already came for Liturgy, Dogma, Doctrine, etc.  Now, they want to come for the morals of the Church.

We are talking about the Infallible (no, something infallible CANNOT be “called into question”) Words of God, the words of this Cardinal’s Master, Jesus Christ, who said that whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery! This Cardinal just wants to rip Sacred Scripture up and throw it in the trash. It’s what he is doing symbolically.  They all already allow Our Lord Himself in the Blessed Sacrament to be thrown around and trampled underfoot so what concern do they have for His words?

Dogma cannot evolve.  In the words of Pope St. Pius X, “Truth never changes.”  This great Pope also said:

“Progress of dogmas is, in reality, corruption of dogmas.  I absolutely reject the heretical doctrine of the evolution of dogma, as passing from one meaning to another, and different from the sense in which the Church originally held it.”

The enemies of the Church wish to corrupt and destroy the Catholic Faith to the point where the Church is just another protestant sect, motivated by the wishes and lusts of its members.

Speaking of men like Cardinal Baldiserri, Pope Pius XI stated:

“Those wretches tainted with the errors of indifferentism and Modernism hold that dogmatic truth is not absolute, but relative: that is, that it must adapt itself to the varying necessities of the times and the varying dispositions of souls, since it is not contained in an unchangeable revelation, but is, by its very nature, meant to accommodate itself to the life of man.

The world is to conform and convert to the Church.  What we see happening is the exact opposite. All of this is the result of the windows of the Church being thrust open, to allow the smoke of satan inside.  It has now come to the point where the smoke of satan is suffocating the people.

“What excuse shall he have, what mercy can be hoped for, who corrupts the adorable and ineffable dogmas of our faith?”   ~St. John Chrysostom

The goal of the Modernists is to leave no part of the Catholic Faith untouched and undefiled. Even the words of our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ concerning marriage are under attack!

“They lay the ax not to the branches and shoots, but to the very root, that is, to the faith and its deepest fibers. And once having struck at this root of immortality, they proceed to diffuse poison through the whole tree so that there is no part of the Catholic truth which they leave untouched, none that they do not strive to corrupt. Further, none is more skillful, none more astute than they, in the employment of a thousand noxious devices, for they play the double part of rationalist and Catholic, and this so craftily that they easily lead the unwary into error; and as audacity is their chief characteristic, there is no conclusion of any kind from which they shrink or which they do not thrust forward with pertinacity and assurance.”   ~Pope Pius X, Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907

Our Lord and His Church are always the same.

“Jesus Christ, yesterday, and to day; and the same for ever.”   ~Hebrews 13:8

“Christ is the teacher and the exemplar of all sanctity, and to His standard must all those conform who wish for eternal life. Nor does Christ know any change as the ages pass, ‘for He is yesterday and today and the same forever.'”  ~Pope Leo XIII

“Truth…cannot change from day to day.”   ~Pope Pius XII

“Nothing of the things appointed ought to be diminished; nothing changed; nothing added; but they must be preserved both as regards expression and meaning.”   ~Pope St. Agatho

“The Holy Spirit was not promised to the successor of Peter that by the revelation of the Holy Spirit they might disclose new doctrine, but that by His help they might guard sacredly the revelation transmitted through the Apostles and the deposit of faith, and might faithfully set it forth.”   ~First Vatican Council

“For the Church of Christ, watchful guardian that she is, and defender of the dogmas deposited with her, never changes anything, never diminishes anything, never adds anything to them; but with all diligence she treats the ancient documents faithfully and wisely; if they really are of ancient origin and if the faith of the Fathers has transmitted them, she strives to investigate and explain them in such a way that the ancient dogmas of heavenly doctrine will be made evident and clear, but will retain their full, integral, and proper nature, and will grow only within their own genus – that is, within the same dogma, in the same sense and the same meaning.”   ~Pope Pius IX, “Ineffabilis Deus”

This Synod is anathama:

“If anyone says that it is possible that at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be assigned to the dogmas propounded by the Church which is different from that which the Church has understood and understands: let him be anathema.”   ~First Vatican Council

“I entirely reject the heretical misrepresentation that dogmas evolve and change from one meaning to another different from the one which the Church held previously.”   ~From the Oath Against Modernism

“For the doctrine of the faith which God has revealed is put forward not as some philosophical discovery capable of being perfected by human intelligence, but as a divine deposit committed to the spouse of Christ to be faithfully protected and infallibly promulgated. Hence, too, that meaning of the sacred dogmas is ever to be maintained which has once been declared by Holy Mother Church, and there must never be any abandonment of this sense under the pretext or in the name of a more profound understanding. May understanding, knowledge and wisdom increase as ages and centuries roll along, and greatly and vigorously flourish, in each and all, in the individual and the whole church: but this only in its own proper kind, that is to say, in the same doctrine, the same sense, and the same understanding.”   ~First Vatican Council

“Finally, I declare that I am completely opposed to the error of the modernists who hold that there is nothing divine in sacred tradition; or what is far worse, say that there is, but in a pantheistic sense, with the result that there would remain nothing but this plain simple fact – one to be put on a par with the ordinary facts of history – the fact, namely, that a group of men by their own labor, skill, and talent have continued through subsequent ages a school begun by Christ and his apostles. I firmly hold, then, and shall hold to my dying breath the belief of the Fathers in the charism of truth, which certainly is, was, and always will be in the succession of the episcopacy from the apostles. The purpose of this is, then, not that dogma may be tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different, may never be understood in any other way.”    ~Pope St. Pius X, Oath Against Modernism

“The customs of God’s people and the institutions of our ancestors are to be considered as laws. And those who throw contempt on the customs of the Church ought to be punished as those who disobey the law of God.”   ~St. Augustine

“The Church of Christ, zealous and cautious guardian of the dogmas deposited with it, never changes any phase of them. It does not diminish them or add to them; it neither trims what seems necessary nor grafts things superfluous; it neither gives up its own or usurps what does not belong to it. But it devotes all its diligence to one aim: to treat tradition faithfully and wisely; to nurse and polish what from old times may have remain unshaped and unfinished; to consolidate and strengthen what already was clear and plain; and to guard what already was confirmed and defined.”   ~St. Vincent of Lerins

This Synod is condemned, according to the Syllabus of Errors:

“Divine revelation is imperfect, and therefore subject to continuous and indefinite progress, which corresponds to the progress of human reason.”   ~Bl. Pope Pius IX – condemned in the Syllabus or Errors

Pope Pius XI was speaking of Modernists, like Cardinal Baldasseri:

“Urge them never to allow themselves to be deceived and led into error by men who have become abominable in their pursuits. These men attempt to destroy faith on the pretext of human progress, subjecting it in an impious manner to reason and changing the meaning of the words of God. Such men do not shrink from the greatest insults to God Himself, who cares for the good and the salvation of men by means of His heavenly religion.”   ~Pope Pius IX

The truth regarding marriage, which has its foundations in Sacred Scripture, cannot be changed to conform to the lustful desires of the world and the worldly people in the Church.  Our Lord set a barrier between the things of the world and the things of God and stated that whoever was a friend of the world is an enemy of God.

This begs the question – Is the Pope and Cardinals of the Church who are forcing this revolution friends of the world and therefore, enemies of God?  It is their actions that show us what they are. Their actions are those of men hellbent on changing every last vestige of the Catholic Faith left in the Church. Their actions are those of men more concerned about pleasing the world and pandering to it than pleasing God by conforming and converting the world to Christ and His Church so that they may have eternal salvation.

The purpose of the Church, the reason for her existence is for the salvation of souls.  Woe to those who are not doing their duty.

It is time to defend the words of Our Lord on marriage and adultery, my fellow Catholics.  Do not fall silent when you should cry out.  Do not be afraid to call the Modernists out on their evil. Someone has to stand up for Christ and prove their love for Him and His Church!

Not one word of Our Lord, even if it was said 2,000 years ago, will pass away, no matter how much this Cardinal wishes to blot His words out.

“Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.”   ~Matthew 24:35

~Damsel of the Faith

Heaven

Heaven is often misunderstood today.  The secular world sees Heaven as nothing more than a happier place where we will be able to do as we like.  But, Heaven is really the Beatific Vision of God.  Heaven cannot be fully explained in this world.  We will not know what it is truly like until, please God, we get there.  Not all go to Heaven, but only those who love Our Lord, those who keep His Commandments within the fold of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, whether they belong to Her visibly or invisibly.

Sacred Scripture is replete with thoughts of Heaven:

“But, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him.”    ~1 Cor. 2:9

“Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!”    ~Matthew 7: 13-14

Heaven is for those who love Our Lord and it was Our Lord Himself who said that if we loved Him, we would keep His Commandments.  Only those in a state of Sanctifying Grace can enter Heaven, for no one can come before Our Lord with a stained, dirty, guilty soul.

The Apocalypse gives us a glimpse of the glory and beauty of Heaven:

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth was gone, and the sea is now no more. And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying: Behold the tabernacle of God with men, and he will dwell with them. And they shall be his people; and God himself with them shall be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat on the throne, said: Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me: Write, for these words are most faithful and true. And he said to me: It is done. I am Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the end. To him that thirsteth, I will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely. He that shall overcome shall possess these things, and I will be his God; and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

And there came one of the seven angels, who had the vials full of the seven last plagues, and spoke with me, saying: Come, and I will shew thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb.

And he took me up in spirit to a great and high mountain: and he shewed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God, and the light thereof was like to a precious stone, as to the jasper stone, even as crystal. And it had a wall great and high, having twelve gates, and in the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. On the east, three gates: and on the north, three gates: and on the south, three gates: and on the west, three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them, the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

And he that spoke with me, had a measure of a reed of gold, to measure the city and the gates thereof, and the wall. And the city lieth in a foursquare, and the length thereof is as great as the breadth: and he measured the city with the golden reed for twelve thousand furlongs, and the length and the height and the breadth thereof are equal. And he measured the wall thereof an hundred and forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, which is of an angel. And the building of the wall thereof was of jasper stone: but the city itself pure gold, like to clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper: the second, sapphire: the third, a chalcedony: the fourth, an emerald: The fifth, sardonyx: the sixth, sardius: the seventh, chrysolite: the eighth, beryl: the ninth, a topaz: the tenth, a chrysoprasus: the eleventh, a jacinth: the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, one to each: and every several gate was of one several pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

And I saw no temple therein. For the Lord God Almighty is the temple thereof, and the Lamb. And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it. For the glory of God hath enlightened it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof. And the nations shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates thereof shall not be shut by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. There shall not enter into it any thing defiled, or that worketh abomination or maketh a lie, but they that are written in the book of life of the Lamb.”   ~Aposcalypse 1: 1-27

For eternity, the angels and saints sing the praises of God.  Let us strive to be one of those who enter those gates, to be with God forever and ever.  Our goal in life is to become Saints and to be worthy of Heaven.  Who can fathom Heaven?  Let us read the words of the Saints and Popes on this great mystery:

“A well-spent life is the only way to heaven.”   ~Pope Leo XIII, “Immortale Dei”, 1885 A.D.

“Heaven is a state of everlasting life in which we see God face to face, are made like unto Him in glory, and enjoy eternal happiness.”   ~Baltimore Catechism

“The happiness of heaven consists in seeing the beauty of God, in knowing Him as He is, and in having every desire fully satisfied.”   ~Baltimore Catechism

“For there are different measures of life, and a good rewarder metes out to every man according to his deserts.”   ~St. Cyril

“Can you expect to go to Heaven for nothing? Did not our dear Savior track the whole way to it with His Blood and tears?”   ~St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

“…unless we gain Heaven, we shall be condemned to Hell: there is no middle place; we must either be saved or damned.”   ~St. Alphonsus Liguori

“In heaven…man will not merely be able to persevere but will be unable to sin.”   ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“The Saints have not yet their bodies in heaven, as they will have them after the resurrection on the last day. Our Divine Lord and His blessed Mother are the only persons whose bodies are now in heaven.”   ~Baltimore Catechism

“The rewards of heaven and the punishments in hell are not the same for all who enter into either of these states, because each one’s reward or punishment is in proportion to the amount of good or evil he has done in the world. But as heaven and hell are everlasting, each one will enjoy his reward or suffer his punishment forever.”   ~Baltimore Catechism

“Since in this life there is with us a distinction of works, in that other life there will undoubtedly be a distinction of honors, so that, because here one surpasses another in merit, there one will transcend another in reward. Hence Truth tells us in the Gospel, ‘In My Father’s house there are many mansions.’ But in those same many mansions the very diversity of rewards will be in some way harmonious, because in that peace so a great a strength will unite us that a man will rejoice because another has received even what he did not himself receive. Whence also those not laboring equally in the vineyard will all be paid equally a denarius. It is true that with the Father there are many mansions, but it is true also that unequal labors will receive the same denarius; for joyful beatitude will be one and the same for all, although the sublimity of their existence will not be one and the same for all.”   ~Pope St. Gregory I the Great

“Above all, the state of grace is absolutely necessary at the moment of death without it salvation and supernatural happiness – the beatific vision of God – are impossible.”   ~Pope Pius XII

“This truth is clearly conveyed by our Lord Himself, when, by a most beautiful metaphor, He calls the power of administering this Sacrament, the key of the kingdom of heaven. Just as no one can enter any place without the help of him who has the keys, so no one is admitted to heaven unless its gates be unlocked by the priests to whose custody the Lord gave the keys. This power would otherwise be of no use in the Church. If heaven can be entered without the power of the keys, in vain would they to whom the keys were given seek to prevent entrance within its portals. This thought was familiar to the mind of St. Augustine. Let no man, he says, say within himself: ‘I repent in secret to the Lord. God, who has power to pardon me, knows the inmost sentiments of my heart.’ Was there then no reason for saying ‘whatsoever you loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven’; no reason why the keys were given to the Church of God? This same doctrine is taught by St. Ambrose in his treatise On Penance, when refuting the heresy of the Novatians who asserted that the power of forgiving sins belonged solely to God. Who, says he, yields greater reverence to God, he who obeys or he who resists His commands? God commands us to obey his ministers; and by obeying them, we honor God alone.”   ~Catechism of the Council of Trent

“The ultimate reward is the enjoyment of God.”   ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“The chief things we should ask of God are His own glory, our eternal salvation and the means of obtaining it.”   ~Catechism of Pope St. Pius X

“Sanctifying grace is necessary for salvation because it is the supernatural life, which alone enables us to attain the supernatural happiness of heaven.”   ~Baltimore Catechism

“All would wish to be saved and to enjoy the glory of Paradise; but to gain Heaven it is necessary to walk in the straight road that leads to eternal bliss. This road is the observance of the divine commands.”   ~St. Alphonsus Liguori

“The gate of the kingdom must be asked for by praying: it must be sought after by living properly; it must be knocked at by persevering. It is not sufficient to ask in words only if we do not also seek diligently how we ought to be living, so that we may be worthy to obtain that for which we plead, as he bears witness when he says: ‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he will enter the kingdom of heaven’ (Mt. 7:21).”   ~St. Bede the Venerable

“The rewards or punishments appointed for men after the particular judgment are heaven, purgatory, or hell.”   ~Baltimore Catechism

“If you truly love God and long to reach the kingdom that is to come, if you are truly pained by your failings and are mindful of punishment and of the eternal judgement, if you are truly afraid to die, then it will not be possible to have an attachment, or anxiety, or concern for money, for possessions, for family relationships, for worldly glory, for love and brotherhood, indeed for anything on earth. All worry about one’s condition, even for one’s body, will be pushed aside as hateful. Stripped of all thought of these, caring nothing about them, one will turn freely to Christ.  One will look to heaven and to the help coming from there, as in the scriptural sayings: “I will cling close to you” (Ps. 62:9) and “I have not grown tired of following you nor have I longed for the day or the rest that man gives” (Jer. 17:16).”   ~St. John Climacus

“A precious crown is reserved in Heaven for those who perform all their actions with all the diligence of which they are capable; for it is not sufficient to do our part well, it must be done more than well.”   ~St. Ignatius of Loyola

“Let us think, if we only got to heaven, what a sweet and easy thing it will be there to be always saying with the angels and the saints, Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus.”   ~St. Philip Neri

“He who beholds Heaven with a pure eye, sees better the darkness of earth; for, although the latter seems to have some brilliancy, it disappears before the splendor of the heavens.”   ~St. Ignatius of Loyola

“O my dear parishioners, let us endeavor to get to heaven! There we shall see God. How happy we shall feel! If the parish is converted we shall go there in procession with the parish priest at the head. We must get to heaven! What a pity it would be if some of you were to find yourselves on the other side!”   ~St. John Vianney

“The honor and glory of the saints surpass all eloquence, for God himself would praise all the saints with the whole world, all men and angels as an audience, and he will crown them like victors, and they will be seated on the throne of Christ as participants in his kingdom, something that surpasses every dignity.”   ~St. Robert Bellarmine

“Hence, it is the Church, and not the State, that is to be man’s guide to heaven.”   ~Pope Leo XIII, “Immortale Dei”

“You have the church which is a refuge, and, if I may dare to say so, is a heaven in miniature. You have a sacrifice offered up and consummated; you have the house wherein the Holy Ghost showers down abundant graces; you have the tombs and relics of the martyrs and saints, and many other things which should induce you to return from a state of sin and indifference to that of grace and justice.”   ~St. John Chrysostom

Never forget that our life in this world is a test to see whether we really love God enough to want to be with Him forever.  As the Baltimore Catechism states: “We are in this world to know, love and serve God and to be happy with Him forever in Heaven.”  This is our life goal.  Let us remain on and if we are not, to place ourselves on the narrow way of the true Catholic Faith so that we can arrive at the Kingdom of Heaven.

“Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God; and it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. We know, that, when he shall appear, we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is. And every one that hath this hope in him, sanctifieth himself, as he also is holy.”   ~1 John 3: 2-3

~Damsel of the Faith

Marie Julie Jahenny, the chastisement and the restoration of the Church

Many mystics have prophesied the coming of the Great Monarch and the Holy Pope, who will both restore the Church and world after this revolution.  One such mystic, considered to be one of the greatest of all time, was the stigmatist, Marie Julie Jahenny of France.  She was chosen by Heaven to spread the love of the Cross, to make sacrifices and suffer for the salvation of sinners, to prepare the world for the chastisements, to warn the Church of the current crisis afflicting her and to announce the coming of the Great Monarch and the Holy Pope, who would both restore the Church and Christendom.  Monseigneur Fournier, the Bishop of Nantes, France declared all that happened to Marie-Julie was of a supernatural and divine origin.

The following visions, messages and prophecies are taken from the book “We are warned – The Prophecies of Marie Julie Jahenny” compiled, translated and edited by E.A. Bucchianeri:

“Pray for the Supreme Pontiff! Despite the anger of disbelievers, despite everything, he will triumph. They will never have his life…”   ~Marie Julie Jahenny, January 9, 1874

“The Virgin told me much of France and the Holy Pontiff and had recommended three prayers for France to recite every day three times a day: a Magnificat, a Ave Maris Stella and a Stabat Mater. He (the Holy Pontiff) will throw himself on his knees, and beg her to cast her eyes to heaven. Our Lady will deliver him by a King who will save him and govern for a long time, and She said we do not ask enough for that King, (the Great Monarch) and we do not beg enough that he may be accorded to us. She named him Henry V, and recommended us to pray much to Saint Michael.  ~Marie Julie Jahenny, March 25, 1874

“The Blessed Virgin told me we have to pray much to deflect the evils that must fall upon France.  It will unfortunately atone for two centuries of  political and social system of atheism, two centuries of a non-Christian régime. Democracy is indeed the Luciferian régime par excellence.The sole régime of a divine origin never comes from below, but only from above. Without making a pun, let us say in its very name, recognizes that it is the devil that guides democracy: the devil is the master.”  ~Marie Julie Jahenny, April 20, 1874

“I will upset, I will overthrow the band of wicked and ungodly. I will triumph with the just and devout souls. Yes, I will confound the earth that I will bring to the feet of the just one, the man who is to rule the land of France.  The time is terrible, but I will protect you.”  ~Our Lady, May 23, 1874

“I wanted to give France a King whom she refused, but the one I want to give her, she will accept and she will ask for him and place him on her heart. But before she has this king, France will undergo a crisis and a violent storm. The blood of Christians will mingle with the blood of the impious.”   ~Our Lord, June 21, 1874

On the Great Monarch:

Marie-Julie: “I see Saint Louis in glory. Before he had a throne in the world, but today he has a throne in Heaven. He never sullied his throne.

“But since then,” says this good Saint Louis, “how many blasphemies, how many perjuries on this earthly throne! I come back to reconcile Heaven and earth.”

Marie Julie: “You will reconcile France with the Heart of Jesus.”

Saint Louis, (King of France): “I want France to abjure her errors. Mary Immaculate gives me power and grace. Through my prayers I will give France a new baptism and then I will re-establish her throne. I will bring her this beautiful palm to the centre of this throne and my brother in JesuChrist who will govern her will preserve his innocence and purity, and Jesus and Mary will bless him, will bless his charity and his great heroic faith!”  ~August 25, 1874

“Get out, France, from your grave and your coffin! Jesus Christ wants you to be reconciled with Heaven; get out and take back your faith, this beautiful virtue that has flourished so many times, abjure your errors and swear true faith in the Blessed Sacrament because It will reconcile you to Heaven. Mary Immaculate comes to tear her children from the abyss. Jesus Christ blesses you! O France! Jesus Christ cleanses you!  Jesus Christ forgives you, O France! Jesus Christ washes you of your iniquities.  Jesus Christ gave His blood for you, O France! Jesus Christ blesses you, O France! Jesus Christ wants to save you and give you this beautiful promise, this beautiful pearl of great price that He has reserved for you after many years (King Henry V). He will give you a crown of lilies after your thorns. The angels worship Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and pray that He gives us this beautiful crown. He also blesses the Holy Father.”   ~Marie Julie Jahenny, September 10, 1874

“In Heaven, Saint-Michael will be celebrating with the Sacred Heart, the triumph of the Holy Father and of the Church. He will defeat the enemies of France.”   ~Marie Julie Jahenny, September 1874

“My son, suffer with patience. (The Holy Pontiff to come). Soon I will bless your chains and get you out of great trials and thorns that invade you, because you will be wrapped in the lily (the King and the princes of the lily). My son, long enough have you lived in chains in the middle of slander and persecution, it is time I break these chains and I destroy the temple of the infidels that surround you. My son, here is My Heart that comes to save you from the hands of barbarians and will confound them all. I come to give you a most glorious throne where you will reign until your death.  My Divine Son will deliver you, but by me. My son, (The Holy Pontiff) be consoled, the time of your deliverance is near. Know that I will triumph in France before yours, (I.e, before the Papal City).”  ~Our Lady, December 6, 1874

“In Rome the storm will be the blackest. The storm of Rome is even worse than the storm in France. All the wrath of the ungodly is in Rome.  All the anger of the wicked is focused on the Holy See.”  ~Marie Julie Jahenny, December 6, 1874

“Marie-Julie saw Jesus Christ seated on a resplendent throne. Near Him, was His Mother.  France presents herself all dressed in white and lilies. She is already crowned, but not yet with the Great Crown which will be given her only at the time of her salvation. From her heart issued the lily that Jesus Christ had placed. She was covered in flowers.  Amongst these flowers was one which shone more and was more dazzling. France climbed the steps to the throne. Our Lady was praying, smiling and weeping! Her Divine Son then cries out He is conquered, that He cannot resist, that He forgets and forgives: “From now on it is up to thee, My Mother, to thee alone, to command and fix the hour of the Victory of thy beloved Daughter!” And taking from His Heart a drop of Blood and a tear from the eyes of Our Lady, He placed this mysterious mixture in the big flower of the heart of France. At the right of the throne the Pope (The Holy Pontiff to come) was kneeling. Jesus Christ calls him and names him “His dear son.”  He makes him climb next to Him, then He says to him: “You have suffered enough, it is time you were consoled and that your enemies disappear so that your glory reigns sovereign in the universe.” The Pope in tears and presseagainst the Heart of his Master, exclaims he does not merit such a reward, that he is unworthy of such splendour.   At the left of the Throne was the King. He climbs in his turn, but a little less high than the Pope, and he too receives the divine promises. He is the beloved son of the Virgin and he will reign with his flag, symbol of purity and glory. (That is to say, the white flag with lilies.)  Meanwhile, all the great saints who protect France were hovering around. In the first row Saint Michael, in his armour, seemed to be waiting proudly the hour of battle against evil.  The chastisements will begin with Paris.”  ~May 24, 1875

Vision of the King:

“The King is brought by Our Lady, who will love him as her Son because of his innocence.  He appears as Sovereign, crowned in grandeur in the shadow of the folds of his flag.   After awhile,the scene changed and was completed.   France follows her Legitimate Head, walks resting on the Heart of the Virgin and her small crown changes into a diadem of victory. The Sacred Heart joins Mary to assure her of His Love and to announce once again that He would conquer His enemies with unequalled triumph. “France is saved!” Marie-Julie keeps repeating. The good friends of the Sacred Heart are grouped in large crowds behind France, preceded by all the Saints who protect the Eldest Daughter of the Church.”   ~June 25, 1875

“From My Divine Heart will come the triumph of France and the salvation of the Holy Church.”   ~October 27, 1875

“The triumph of the living will be beautiful,” said Saint Michael, “when the Holy Church, now surrounded by thorns, will be surrounded by a wreath of golden lilies. The defenders of the faith will be covered by the protection of heaven.”  ~September 18, 1877

“My Father, My zealous apostles, My priests, will have a share of consolation, however, they will suffer since they are the pillars of the Church. But woe to him who will mount the altar with a conscience veiled, woe to him whose heart will be one fibre to the right and the other to the left!”  ~Our Lord, March 19, 1878

 May Our Lord and Our Lady hasten the day of the restoration of the Church, ushered in by the Holy Pope, who will be flanked by the Great Monarch.

~Damsel of the Faith

The Divine Sacrifice – Holy Mass (Pt. 8)

Part I: https://damselofthefaith.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/the-divine-sacrifice-holy-mass-pt-1/

Part II: https://damselofthefaith.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/the-divine-sacrifice-holy-mass-pt-2/

Part III: https://damselofthefaith.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/the-divine-sacrifice-holy-mass-pt-3/

Part IV: https://damselofthefaith.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/the-divine-sacrifice-holy-mass-pt-4/

Part V: https://damselofthefaith.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/the-divine-sacrifice-holy-mass-pt-5/

Part VI: https://damselofthefaith.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/the-divine-sacrifice-holy-mass-part-6/

Part VII: https://damselofthefaith.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/the-divine-sacrifice-holy-mass-pt-7/

This is the final part in the series.  What a wonderful work on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. I hope you have enjoyed it.

Devotion to the Holy Trinity

Devotion to the Most Holy Trinity is an exquisite fruit of love for the Holy Sacrifice.  In all my experiences, I have never met a person who had a true devotion to the august Trinity, without having come to that devotion by the royal road of the Mediator of the Mass.  Knowledge and love of the Father and the Trinity are generated and developed in the radiance of the Altar.  This devotion will reach full growth on the day of the glory in the song of the Angels, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts” – Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabbaoth.

Here, it would see appropriate to speak briefly on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, celebrated the first Sunday after Pentecost.  More majestic than the Heavens, the Blessed Trinity so full of glory that the feast should be celebrated throughout the year.  This brings to mind the beautiful teaching that the great and marvelous Feast of the Most Blessed Trinity is celebrated daily by Heaven, earth and Purgatory together.  This uninterrupted and infinitely glorious celebration of the feast is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  The Church triumphant, militant and suffering is united in one outburst of adoration, praise and love, singing in every Mass: “Glory to God in the Highest” – “Glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” in the Sacrifice of the Altar.

No honor given to the Trinity is more divine, and hence none more worthy of the Divinity, than the official hymn of praise sung by the High Priest and Mediator, the Victim of the Holy Sacrifice. “I will praise thee upon the harp,” says the Church.  I praise thee on the divine harp, the Heart of the High Priest, the adorable celebrant of the Mass.  This is indeed the concert of eternity transposed to the Altar in the muted notes of the Eucharistic Mystery.  Holy Mass is the dawn of paradise, awaiting our death where its full splendor is revealed.

The reality of Heaven and the holy Altar is identical: substantial and divine.  The only difference lies in the vision and perfection of possession of this treasured reality.  Perfect vision, face to face, the eternal and definitive possession of this divine reality, is the prerogative of the citizens of Heaven.

Priests should have an especial burning devotion for this ineffable Mystery.  Their devotion should be extraordinary, based on solid doctrine and genuine piety.  Every priest should be a specialist on the Mass, for his own sake and the good of souls.  The priest is, what his Mass is.  That priest is fortunate who prepares his Mass carefully, lingers over it lovingly and piously lives it with all his heart!  “O Lord, give us many saintly priests who understand this doctrine, but above all, priests who live it.”

We have said that the Mass is the perfect and adequate expiation of the sins of the world.  Recall the insistence Our Lord made on the need for loving reparation when He appeared to Saint Margaret Mary.  He asked that fervent and solemn reparation be made for the horrible sacrileges committed against Him in the Blessed Sacrament.  Think also, that when Jesus gave Himself to the Father, He looked down the centuries and saw the agents and successors of Judas, yet willingly surrendered Himself to their will.

The race of Judas is not extinct.  The traitors who betray their Master with a kiss have been multiplied.  It would have been better for them had they never been born!  St. Paul says that these sacrilegious souls eat and drink their own damnation! You cannot imagine what devilish fury consumes them in their hatred for the Person of Jesus present under the white veil of the Host.  There, He is the centre and object of an exquisite Love.  But, there He is also the Victim of a hatred like that of the scribes and priests who sarcastically vilified the Christ dying on Calvary.  Have mercy on them all, O King of Love!  Pardon and mercy, O Jesus-Vicim, for all the Judases!  “May Thy pierced Heart take a merciful revenge, for they know not what they do.”

Parce Domine, parce sacerdotibus tuis, parce populo tue, me in aeternum irascaris nobis… miserere!  “Spare, O Lord, spare Thy priests, spare Thy people, lest Thine anger be enkindled against them forever…  Have mercy!”

To close this meditation, would that I had the inspiration and love of Him who sang the Lauda Sion Salvatorem!

If, in speaking of the majesty of the Holy Sacrifice, my words had been so full of conviction and so vibrant, that creation itself had been moved even as it was by the death of the Savior on Good Friday; and if, being so moved, it should begin a hymn of praise to the Creator hidden in the Host, I would stop the hymn, saying:

“Ye sun, stars and volcanoes, valleys and oceans, forests, vineyards and gardens, be still… do not sing, yet awhile!  Angels and Saints of Paradise you too, be silent for a while, do not sing!

And you, Mary, Queen of creation, divine Mother of the King of Kings, kneeling at your feet, I beg a moment of silence, for the divine harp of the Altar, Christ, is about to resound with song to His Father.

Jesus-Victim, Jesus-Mediator, Jesus-High Priest, sing, praise and bless the Most High in the name of humanity purchased with Your Precious Blood!

Heavens, be still; earth, be quiet, while thousands of priests from pole to pole elevate the Host and the Chalice.

And now, ye heavens and earth, hear the adorable harp vibrating.  He sings at the Altar the same hymn He sang on Good Friday on Calvary… O Jesus Christ, sing to the Trinity with the Church, and in the name of creation:

“Glory to the Father, the all-powerful Love.”

“Glory to the Son, the Merciful Love!”

“Glory to the Holy Ghost, the Substantial Love!”

“Glory to the Most High in the heavens!”

“Glory to the Trinity on the Altar of the Holy Sacrifice!”

And Heaven and earth would reply: “Hosanna! Hosanna!  Amen.  FIAT!  So let it be for ages without end!”

The fervent priest and the faithful Christian who knows the true appreciation of the wonder of the love and grace that is in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; who loves the Mass with a holy passion, and what is more important, tries to live the Mass, is one of the predestined who is fortunate in having found the Messiah – Savior, even as the Samaritan woman had found Him.  But more than she, the Christian has received that same Jesus into his heart – Jesus Who is the fountain of living waters springing up unto eternal life!  Fervently beg the Holy Spirit to give you the divine light which shines from a divine flame, in order that you may know most thoroughly this Divine Gift par excellence: the Eucharistic Sacrifice and the Eucharistic Sacrament.

Thus, by the ladder of Jacob, the Arms of the High Priest and Victim of the Altar, you will be lifted up to the throne of the Trinity.  Go, then, and with a filial boldness win over the Heart of the Father through the Heart of the Son, the Mediator of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!

Radiate the Host:  The man who has received Communion cannot be, should not be, like the man who did not receive!  When a lily has been in a room, the room is filled with fragrance.  When incense is burned in the sanctuary, the odor lingers.  Thus, when the Host has sojourned in our souls, we ought to emit the good odor of Jesus Christ.  Like living monasteries, we should show forth Christ, so that people seeing us after each of our Communions may say:

“Look! The Blessed Sacrament is passing by!”

Catholic families are now “rabbits”?

“Rabbits” or a holy family blessed by God with many children?

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/01/pope-francis-catholics-shouldnt-breed.html

This should be shocking, scandalous, deplorable, despicable, abominable and dreadful to any true Catholic! And this came from the mouth of the Pope. I no longer want to hear the mistranslation and “it’s just his personal opinion” excuse.

If it’s the person opinion of the Pope that families should not have as many children as God sends them, then God help him.  If it’s the opinion of the Pope that man becomes God and decides when he wants children and when he doesn’t, then God help him.

“Responsible parenthood” sure sounds like the diabolical planned parenthood to me. Here is the Pope, advocating that you plan the way you want your family to be, instead of what God wants, the will of God. He may not be explicitly endorsing contraception, but what do you think people that use contraception are going to think of this? Not only do they think it’s not wrong to contracept and abuse sex which God gave us for the procreation of children in case the Pope forgot, they will now be confirmed in their error by the Vicar of Christ.

That’s just fact. Fact. This is utterly disgraceful. Just when I thought things couldn’t possibly get worse, it does.

Someone once said to go forth and multiply and to fill the earth. That someone was God. I guess He was pretty irresponsible, don’t you think?

Don’t forget that the great, saintly Catholic families of the past (and present, for there are many large Catholic families out there in the SSPX and elsewhere) were insulted and ridiculed in these remarks as well (it’s already enough that they are ridiculed by society, but now the Pope as well!). You know, like the Martin family, St. Therese’s family, who had 9 children. What the Pope is essentially saying is that the Catholic families of generations were irresponsible for trusting that God would provide?!

The Pope conforms to the world. THIS is what the world says. Those who are friends of the world are enemies of God. I know it’s hard to take, but it’s fact. But, alas, the Pope appears to be on a rock-star mission to be popular. Saying something that’s Catholic or doing something to defend the Faith is news. News. Before everyone goes into a tizzy about me insulting the Pope and whatnot, which is not what I am doing, for I am only pointing something out that is going to lead souls astray, which every Catholic needs to recognize. Remember this: “Those who blindly and indiscriminately defend every decision of the Supreme Pontiff are the very ones who do the most to undermine the authority of the Holy See. They destroy instead of strengthen its foundations.”  ~Bishop Melchior Cano, Council of Trent

Quotes on the family and marriage:

“Large families are the most splendid flower-beds in the garden of the Church; holiness flowers in them and sanctity ripens in favorable soil.  Every family group, even the smallest, was meant by God to be an oasis of spiritual peace.  But there is a tremendous difference: where the number of children is not much more than one, that serene intimacy that gives value to life has a touch of melancholy or of pallor about it; it does not last as long, it may be more uncertain, it is often clouded by secret fears and remorse.”   ~Pope Pius XII

“Can. 1013 § 1 The primary end of marriage is the procreation and education of children; the secondary [end] is mutual support and a remedy for concupiscence. § 2 The essential properties of marriage are unity and indissolubility, which in Christian marriage obtain special firmness by reason of the sacrament.”   ~1917 Code of Canon Law

“The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body.. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven…What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?”   ~Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty

“Disorder in society is the result of disorder in the family.”   ~St. Angela Merici

The family is the most ancient institution which God founded in Paradise, when He called the first pair of human beings into existence.”   ~St. John Vianney

“The families which do not live by faith seek their peace in the earthly advantages of this life; while the families which live by faith look for those eternal blessings which are promised, and use as pilgrims such advantages of time and of earth as do not fascinate and divert them from God, but rather aid them to endure with greater ease, and to keep down the number of those burdens of the corruptible body which weigh upon the soul.”   ~St. Augustine

“Jesus reigns over the family when it, modeled after the holy ideals of the sacrament of matrimony instituted by Christ, maintains unspotted its true character of sanctuary. In such a sanctuary of love, parental authority is fashioned after the authority of God, the Father, from Whom, as a matter of fact, it originates and after which even it is named. (Ephesians iii, 15) The obedience of the children imitates that of the Divine Child of Nazareth, and the whole family life is inspired by the sacred ideals of the Holy Family.”   ~Pope Pius XI

“In an ideal home the parents, like Tobias and Sara, beg of God a numerous posterity ‘in which Thy name may be blessed forever,’ and receive it as a gift from heaven and a precious trust; they strive to instill into their children from their early years a holy fear of God, and true Christian piety; they foster a tender devotion to Jesus, the Blessed Sacrament and the Immaculate Virgin; they teach respect and veneration for holy places and persons. In such a home the children see in their parents a model of an upright, industrious and pious life; they see their parents holily loving each other in Our Lord, see them approach the Holy Sacraments frequently and not only obey the laws of the Church concerning abstinence and fasting, but also observe the spirit of voluntary Christian mortification; they see them pray at home, gathering around them all the family, that common prayer may rise more acceptably to heaven; they find them compassionate towards the distress of others and see them divide with the poor the much or the little they possess.”   ~Pope Pius XI, “Ad Catholici Sacerdotii”

“Let us take our stand in front of that earthly and divine home of holiness, the House of Nazareth. How much we have to learn from the daily life which was led within its walls! What an all-perfect model of domestic society! Here we behold simplicity and purity of conduct, perfect agreement and unbroken harmony, mutual respect and love – not of the false and fleeting kind – but that which finds both its life and its charm in devotedness of service. Here is the patient industry which provides what is required for food and raiment; which does so ‘in the sweat of the brow,’ which is contented with little, and which seeks rather to diminish the number of its wants than to multiply the sources of its wealth. Better than all, we find there that supreme peace of mind and gladness of soul which never fail to accompany the possession of a tranquil conscience. These are precious examples of goodness, of modesty, of humility, of hard-working endurance, of kindness to others, of diligence in the small duties of daily life, and of other virtues, and once they have made their influence felt they gradually take root in the soul, and in course of time fail not to bring about a happy change of mind and conduct.”   ~Pope Leo XIII, “Laetitiae Sanctae”

“But a saint is not only the blessing of his parents, but also the salvation of many; as it follows, ‘And many shall rejoice at his birth’ (Lk. 1:14), parents are reminded here to rejoice at the birth of saints, and to give thanks. For it is no slight gift of God to vouchsafe to us children, to be the transmitters of our race, to be the heirs of succession.”   ~St. Ambrose

“Among all nations and all men, therefore, the advantage of marriage is for the sake of begetting offspring and in the fidelity of chastity. In the case of the people of God, however, there is also the holiness of the Sacrament”   ~St. Augustine

“Marriage itself among all races is for the one purpose of procreating children, whatever will be their station and character afterwards; marriage was instituted for this purpose, so that children might be born properly and decently.”   ~St. Augustine

“Marriage has three blessings. The first is children, to be received and raised for God’s service. The second is the loyal faith whereby each serves the other. The third is the sacrament, which signifies the inseparable union of Christ with His Church.”   ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“Marriage has God for its Author, and was from the very beginning a kind of foreshadowing of the incarnation of His Son; and therefore there abides in it a something holy and religious; not extraneous, but innate; not derived from men, but implanted by nature.”   ~Pope Leo XII

“How great is the dignity of chaste wedlock, Venerable Brethren, may be judged best from this that Christ Our Lord, Son of the Eternal Father, having assumed the nature of fallen man, not only, with His loving desire of compassing the redemption of our race, ordained it in an especial manner as the principle and foundation of domestic society and therefore of all human intercourse, but also raised it to the rank of a truly and great sacrament of the New Law, restored it to the original purity of its divine institution, and accordingly entrusted all its discipline and care to His spouse the Church.”   ~Pope Pius XI, “Casti Connubii”

“It will now be necessary to explain that Matrimony is far superior in its sacramental aspect and aims at an incomparably higher end. For as marriage, as a natural union, was instituted from the beginning to propagate the human race; so was the sacramental dignity subsequently conferred upon it in order that a people might be begotten and brought up for the service and worship of the true God and of Christ our Savior. Thus when Christ our Lord wished to give a sign of the intimate union that exists between Him and His Church and of His immense love for us, He chose especially the sacred union of man and wife. That this sign was a most appropriate one will readily appear from the fact that of all human relations there is none that binds so closely as the marriage tie, and from the fact that husband and wife are bound to one another by the bounds of the greatest affection and love. Hence it is that Holy Writ so frequently represents to us the divine union of Christ and the Church under the figure of marriage.”   ~Catechism of the Council of Trent

“It is a sorrow and a shame to have to mention and confess that even among Catholics, false doctrines on the dignity of woman, on marriage and the family, on conjugal fidelity and divorce, even on life and death, have stealthily infiltrated souls, and like gnawing worms have attacked the roots of the Christian family and of the Christian ideals of womanhood.”   ~Pope Pius XII

“We must not forget that the making of a home in which all feel at ease and happy, and the bringing up of children are very special contributions to the common welfare.”   ~Pope Pius XII

“As regards the offspring it is provided that they should be begotten lovingly and educated religiously”   ~St. Augustine

“Perfect married life means the complete dedication of the parents for the benefit of their children.”   ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“Planning” your family shows a lack of trust in God.

Pray for the Pope, that he returns to the true Faith, abandons Modernism and stops pandering to the ungodly, immoral ways of the world.

The Blessed Sacrament passed around and trampled underfoot

From Rorate, we see what happened to the Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at the Pope’s Mass at Manila in the Philippines:

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-end-result-of-communion-in-hand.html

Seeing this desecration of Our Lord’s Body should make any Catholic cry out with indignation and outrage.  Indeed, this is the end result of Communion in the hand.  Why it is still allowed to be practiced is the work of the devil in the Church.

The Blessed Sacrament is passed around like candy, to be dropped and trampled underfoot in the mud. Quite literally:

“Rorate has received further reports that in the culminating Mass of January 18, some of the people in the crowd split the hosts among themselves, and that some hosts fell into the mud.”

How many hosts were dropped in the mud, to be trampled underfoot?  The people were passing them around. Surely many fell to the ground.  I can’t fathom such a thought.  It’s truly scandalous and heart-breaking that this happens to Our Lord.  I feel so sorry for these people. They don’t know any better because they have no one to teach them the True Faith, the unchangeable Faith that was abandoned.

This is no joke, nor something to take lightly, nor something that is not a big deal.  This is our God, the summit of our Faith, the Supreme Being that keeps us in existence. And He is allowed to be treated like trash in His own Church!  I have a duty to cry out – Communion in the hand must be stopped! Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament must be defended and protected against these sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended!

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly.  I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended.  And through the infinite merit of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

Compare this:

To the proper way of receiving Our Lord Jesus Christ who is God:

Hear what the Saints and Popes have to say about reverence to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and imagine a time when the Holy Eucharist was treated like God because people believed that was God:

“It is, therefore, the keen desire of the Church that all of the faithful kneel at the feet of the Redeemer to tell Him how much they venerate and love Him.”   ~Pope Pius XII, Mediator Dei

“Just as prayer is primarily in the mind, and secondarily expressed in words…so too adoration consists chiefly in an interior reverence of God, but secondarily in certain bodily signs of humility; thus when we genuflect we signify our weakness in comparison with God, and when we prostrate ourselves we profess that we are nothing of ourselves.”   ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“But as when the Body of our Lord lay in the sepulcher, Angels are said to have stood by, so also at the time of consecration are they to be believed to stand by the mysteries of Christ. Let us then after the example of the devout women, whenever we approach the heavenly mysteries because of the presence of the Angels, or from reverence to the Sacred Offering, with all humility, bow our faces to the earth, recollecting that we are but dust and ashes.”   ~St. Bede the Venerable

“As Damascene says (De Fide Orthodoxa iv,12), since we are composed of a twofold nature, intellectual and sensible, we offer God a twofold adoration; namely, a spiritual adoration, consisting in the internal devotion of the mind; and a bodily adoration, which consists in an exterior humbling of the body. And since in all acts of latria that which is without is referred to that which is within as being of greater import, it follows that exterior adoration is offered on account of interior adoration, in other words we exhibit signs of humility in our bodies in order to incite our affections to submit to God, since it is connatural to us to proceed from the sensible to the intelligible.”   ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“You should approach more reverently than if you were about to approach all the rulers in the whole world seated together in one place.”   ~St. Thomas More

“But, assuredly, all of the duties which man has to fulfill, that without doubt, is the chiefest and holiest which commands him to worship God with devotion and piety.”   ~Pope Leo XIII

“It is proper to religion to show reverence to God.”   ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“It belongs to religion to declare one’s faith by certain signs indicative of reverence towards God.”  ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“Among sins opposed to religion, the more grievous is that which is the more opposed to the reverence due to God.”   ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“Reverence, therefore, reverence this table, of which we all are communicants! Christ, slain for us, is the Sacrificial Victim who is placed thereon!”   ~St. John Chrysostom

“Let us be like the holy angels now. If you wish to place your son in the court of a king or bishop, you will have to begin to teach him court manners beforehand. So it is with us: if one day we are to be in the Angelic Court, we must learn how, while we are still here, the manners of the angels.”   ~St. Vincent Ferrer

“Certainly, then, the more a Christian is aware of the holiness and the divinity of this heavenly Sacrament [of the Eucharist], the more careful he should be not to receive it without great reverence and sanctity, especially since we read in the Apostle the fearful words: ‘He who eats and drinks unworthily, without distinguishing the body of the Lord, eats and drinks judgment to himself’ (1 Cor. 11:29)”   ~Council of Trent

“If there is anything divine among man’s possessions which might excite the envy of the citizens of heaven (could they ever be swayed by such a passion), this is undoubtedly the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, by means of which men [e.g. priests], having before their eyes and taking into their hands the very Creator of heaven and earth, experience, while still on earth, a certain anticipation of heaven. How keenly, then, must mortals strive to preserve and protect this inestimable privilege with all due worship and reverence, and be ever on their guard lest their negligence offend the angels who vie with them in eager adoration!”   ~Pope Urban VIII, “Si Quid est”

“We on our part are bound to show to God, as our Lord, the highest reverence, and, as He is our greatest benefactor, the deepest gratitude. But how many are there who at the present day acknowledge and discharge these duties with full and exact observance? In no age has the spirit of contumacy and an attitude of defiance towards God been more prevalent than in our own; an age in which that unholy cry of the enemies of Christ: ‘We will not have this man to rule over us’ (Luke xix., 14), makes itself more and more loudly heard, together with the utterance of that wicked purpose: ‘let us make away with Him’; nor is there any motive by which many are hurried on with more passionate fury, than the desire utterly to banish God not only from the civil government, but from every form of human society. And although men do not everywhere proceed to this extremity of criminal madness, it is a lamentable thing that so many are sunk in oblivion of the divine Majesty and of His favors, and in particular of the salvation wrought for us by Christ. Now a remedy must be found for this wickedness on the one hand, and this sloth on the other, in a general increase among the faithful of fervent devotion towards the Eucharistic Sacrifice, than which nothing can give greater honor, nothing be more pleasing, to God. For it is a divine Victim [Christ] which is here immolated; and accordingly through this Victim we offer to the most blessed Trinity all that honor which the infinite dignity of the Godhead demands; infinite in value and infinitely acceptable is the gift which we present to the Father in His only-begotten Son; so that for His benefits to us we not only signify our gratitude, but actually make an adequate return.”   ~Pope Leo XIII, “Mirae Caritatis”

Let us make reparation for this sacrilege committed against Our Lord by loving, protecting and having the utmost respect for the Blessed Sacrament by receiving Him properly, kneeling and on the tongue.  For then, all men will see that we really believe what we say we believe – that Our Lord is still among us under the appearance of bread, that the creature humbles himself before his Creator.

~Damsel of the Faith

Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, My God,
I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.