There, You have It!

Ms. Pelosi, please stop deciding what Jesus would say or feel as I have never gotten the impression that you are particularly close to Him or the precepts of His Church. Saying you are Catholic doesn’t alway mean you are Catholic. Read your Bible before wondering what Jesus would do. He is pretty clear about what He thinks about walls. I imagine Jesus is also pretty strict with people who try to use Him to forward bad political agendas.

Sounds Familiar?

“In order to free men from bondage to these heresies, those whom the merciful love of My Most Holy Son will destine for that restoration will need great strength of will, constancy, valor and confidence in God. To test this faith and confidence of the just, there will be occasions in which everything will seem to be lost and paralyzed. This will be, then, the happy beginning of the complete restoration.

During this unfortunate epoch, injustice will even enter here, my closed garden. Disguised under the name of false charity, it will wreak havoc in souls. The spiteful demon will try to sow discord, making use of putrid members, who, masked by the appearance of virtue, will be like decaying sepulchers emanating the pestilence of putrefaction, causing moral deaths in some and lukewarmness in others.

The spirit of impurity that will saturate the atmosphere in those times. Like a filthy ocean, it will inundate the streets, squares and public places with an astonishing liberty. There will be almost no virgin souls in the world.

How the Church will suffer on that occasion the dark night of the lack of a Prelate and Father to watch over them with paternal love, gentleness, strength, and prudence. Many priests will lose their spirit, placing their souls in great danger. Pray insistently without tiring and weep with bitter tears in the secrecy of your heart, imploring our Celestial Father that, for love of the Eucharistic Heart of my Most Holy Son and His Precious Blood shed with such generosity and by the profound bitterness and sufferings of His cruel Passion and Death, He might take pity on His Ministers and quickly bring to an end those ominous times, sending to this Church the Prelate that will restore the spirit of its Priests.”

Our Lady of Good Success to Ven. Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, 1634 in Ecuador

Peace and Quiet – A Lost Art Before a Catholic Mass!

The pre-Mass atmosphere is more like people waiting for a program to begin as they rustle through the program aka the weekly church bulletin. Conversations in stage whispers abound and some people travel from pew to pew to meet and greet with friends . . . the ones they will probably meet and greet with when they exit after Mass.

There is a family that sits a couple of pews behind us and we know them only by way of their young grandchildren. The mother actually brings storybooks to read to them before and one time even during Mass . . . out loud! We think, “How nice for the grandchildren to visit . . . when are they going home!”

One woman goes from pew to pew, sits down and chats at each stopping place . . . out loud with much laughter.

A pastor once explained that attending Sunday Mass begins when you get up in the morning and get ready for Mass. It’s a time to be kinder, more helpful and happy to be heading to receive God in Communion. When you get to Mass, the church should be quiet and peaceful as everyone is taking the time to prepare for the celebration of our Faith to come.