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Exhortation:

COME LORD JESUS!

In today’s Sunday Mass was this passage of scripture reading:

“Always be ready to answer anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you” (1 Peter 3 v 15)

And what is this hope of which the blessed Apostle Peter speaks? The hope that when the Lord Jesus returns to earth, to complete the Messianic prophesies of everlasting reign, everlasting peace, a new earth and a new heaven, those who believe firmly in his divine name, will be there with him, at his side.

To solidify this hope, our Lord Jesus told his apostles:

“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
In a little while the world will no longer see me,
but you will see me, because I live and you will live.”

“And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”
(John 14 v 18-19; 21)

And down the centuries all who fear and revere him, did see him.  They saw him during the forty days he was with them after his resurrection. They saw him ascend into heaven. Stephen protomatyr  saw him standing at the right hand of God. Paul saw him on the Road to Damascus. Ananias saw him during his prayers. John saw him on the Island of Patmos. Catherine saw him at Siena. Francis of Assisi saw him. Gertrude saw him. Theresa saw him at Avila. Mary Alacoque saw him. Just to mention but a few names of the servants of the Lord Jesus, to whom he has given visions of himself, down the centuries.

That is why we have no fear of the coming of our Lord Jesus; because he has placed a firm hope in our hearts.

As for the false prophets, the hypocrites, the wolves in sheep’s clothing, the unbelievers and those who say there is no God, the Day of the Lord will be a terrible day. This is what Sacred scriptures say:

Wail, for the day of the Lord is near; as destruction from the Almighty it will come! (Isaiah 13 v 6)

Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the earth a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it.(Isaiah 13 v 9)

That day is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, to avenge himself on his foes. The sword shall devour and be sated, and drink its fill of their blood (Jeremiah 46 v 10)

For the day is near, the day of the Lord is near; it will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations. (Ezekiel 30 v 3)

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near (Joel 2 v 1)

The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. (Joel 2 v 31)

“For behold, the day comes, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. (Malachi 4 v 1)

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man (Matthew 24 v 36)

 Likewise as it was in the days of Lot—they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built, 29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and brimstone rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17 v 28)

But for those with the hope of Christ Jesus in their hearts the coming of the Lord is a thing of joy and happiness.

The Sacred Scriptures say:

‘Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.’ (Matthew 19 v 28)

‘ “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.’ (John 14 v 1-3)

“you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven” (Hebrews 12 v 22-23a)

“Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, matters pertaining to this life!” (1 Corinthians 6 v 3)

“You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people set apart” (1 Peter 2 v 9a)

“ ‘You are gods,’ I said; ‘all of you are children of the Most High.’ ” (Psalm 82 v 6)

‘Then there came from the throne the sound of a voice, saying, “Praise our God, all his servants and all people, both great and small, who have reverence for him!” Then I heard what sounded like a crowd, like the sound of a roaring waterfall, like loud peals of thunder. I heard them say, “Praise God! For the Lord, our Almighty God, is King! Let us rejoice and be glad; let us praise his greatness! For the time has come for the wedding of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself for it. She has been given clean shining linen to wear.” (The linen is the good deeds of God’s people.)
Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Happy are those who have been invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And the angel added, “These are the true words of God.” ’ (Revelation 19 v 5-8)

COME LORD JESUS!

Petition of the Week:

In this time of endurance, when catholic prelates (with the acquiescence of the highest ecclesiastical authorities) are beginning to openly advocate for homosexual relationships, we ask the Lord to come to the aid of his people, in their time of great trial; to keep them pure despite the worldly pressures they face, and the machinations of false brethren.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

 

Psalm of the Week:

Psalm 30 – a psalm written by David for dedication of the temple. In verse 6 the psalmist is sure and says, “I will never be moved” (“I will never be defeated”).

Your holy Church, O Lord will never be defeated! Her present, apparent, sadness will be changed to a joyful dance when you appear in the glory of the only begotten Son of God.

COME LORD JESUS!

25th May, 2014

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Wednesday Exhortation (6):

COME LORD JESUS!

As a follow up to last Wednesday exhortation (http://popeleo13.com/pope/2014/03/23/category-archive-message-board-21/#more-220)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) #2357 states: “Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.”

Here again is another problematic section, to be discussed with the Priests and Bishops. What does this sentence mean? “Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained”.
Really what does this statement mean? Is it asserting that homosexuality has biologic origins? Is it speculating about its psychological origins? Is it implying that God makes some people to specifically have homosexual temptations? Is it opening a door to the possibility of scientific advancement in future, that may show that people with homosexual temptations are created that way, and therefore the temptations might not be temptations after all? Is it speculating that if the psychological origins of homosexual temptations are adequately explained, then homosexual feelings, relationships and acts may become legitimate?

This sentence is absolutely problematic. It is speculative. It is unclear. It is easily subjected to erroneous interpretations. It should not be in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Get in touch with your Bishops and priest posthaste.

Meanwhile get your pencils and rule out that sentence from your copy of the Catechism.

Wednesday Petition:

We have to continue to pray that somehow good reason will prevail and the Canonizations planned for 27th April 2014 in Rome are abandoned or suspended. These canonizations are not according to the will of our Lord Jesus. It pains us to have to keep repeating this; but we have no choice but to warn the people, so that they may escape the calamity that will befall the participants at this canonizations.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

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Wednesday Quotation:

Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts:

“In all the squares there shall be wailing;
and in all the streets they shall say, ‘Alas! alas!’
They shall call the farmers to mourning
and to wailing those who are skilled in lamentation,
17 and in all vineyards there shall be wailing,
for I will pass through the midst of you,”
says the Lord.

18 Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
Why would you have the day of the Lord?
It is darkness, and not light;
19 as if a man fled from a lion,
and a bear met him;
or went into the house and leaned with his hand against the wall,
and a serpent bit him.
20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light,
and gloom with no brightness in it?

 I hate, I despise your feasts,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
22 Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal offerings,
I will not accept them,
and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts
I will not look upon.
23 Take away from me your noisy songs;
to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
24 But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.
(Amos 5 v 16 – 24)

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Wednesday Exhortation (4):

COME LORD JESUS!

WAR.
Yes, brothers, we cannot deceive you, we are at WAR. It has already been prophesied by our Lord Jesus Christ himself that in the LAST DAYS the Church will be subjected to unprecedented tribulation, hardship, persecution and contradictions both from within and without.
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.” (Matthew 24 v 9 – 11)

The enemies of the Church from without are easy enough to identify and confront. However the major task we face in this WAR is to identify the enemies within the Church itself. These are those St. Paul calls, “false brethren” (2 Corinthians 11 v 26). And there are many of them now within the Church at various levels of authority. They are within the Church but are working hand-in-hand with satan and his cohorts. This is a tough WAR to wage for many reasons.

One reason is the risk to simple souls who are loyal and faithful Catholics but who may not be in a position to discern the enemies of the Church operating from within the Church.
Another reason is that in the bruising confrontation to come, there is serious danger of ex-communications and schisms. These instruments the enemies of the Church are willingly to employ, as they try to defend their heresies claiming to defend “orthodoxy”.  They are hirelings who want to scatter the sheep and destroy the sheepfold.

Notwithstanding these dangers and many others, this is a WAR we have no choice but to wage. To do otherwise is to acquiesce in error and to kowtow to the satanic forces.

As a rule of the thumb, it is wise to adopt the attitude of being very circumspect about any Church teachings or actions that have no clear precedents in the pre-1960 Roman Catholic Church. This is not a question of liturgical tastes, but rather a way of guarding against falling into the way of the demonic forces, particularly in matters of morals.

Brothers and sisters guard your loins. It is WAR.

Wednesday Petition:

O Lord God keep us away from the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Sins are always sins both in thoughts and in actions. Temptations are not sins in themselves but once we entertain the temptations in our minds we begin to desire them. At the point of desire the temptations become sins.
And when we begin to plan and map out how to fulfill the temptations they become clearly sinful. So even when we do not actually carry out these sinful acts, when we desire them and are willing to apply our intellect, in order to obtain the sinful acts we have already sinned.

It follows that temptations to homosexual acts are not sinful. But thoughts and desire for homosexual acts are sinful. And of course homosexual acts, willfully engaged in, are always sinful.

This point is important because a major front of the WAR we face is the issue of homosexuality. It has already being prophesied by the Angel of Lord that the Mark of the Beast – 666 – represents the sin of Sodomy. Therefore it is important to get this message out there:

Homosexual acts are sinful
Homosexual desires are sinful
Homosexual thoughts are sinful
Homosexual temptations are not sinful, but they are to be robustly resisted by every spiritual and rational means necessary.

For a Catholic to label himself ‘Gay’ or ‘Homosexual’ is to label himself ‘Sodomite’ or ’promoter of Sodomites’ or ‘enhancer of Sodomites’, or ‘Abettor of Sodomy’, etc. It is to label himself or herself with the Mark of the Beast – 666.

Rather Catholics or Christians who are subject to these temptations should call themselves (if they deem it necessary) Christians struggling with Same-Sex-Attractions (or SSA). In this way they demonstrate that they reject the ‘Gay Agenda’ and the ‘Gay lifestyle’ and Homosexual acts which are Abominations before the Most High God.

It is therefore pertinent on this day to ask the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel to pray with us as we seek the help of our Lord Jesus in resisting the Mark of the Beast and every evil temptation and desire thrown our way by the ancient serpent and those who work for him.

O Lord God put a watch over my forehead (thoughts)
O Lord God put a watch over my heart (desires)
O Lord God put a watch over my hands (acts)
O Lord God put a watch over my mouth (words)
Amen.

Wednesday Quotation:

 “And what I do I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do.
13 FOR SUCH MEN ARE FALSE APOSTLES, DECEITFUL WORKMEN, DISGUISING THEMSELVES AS APOSTLES OF CHRIST. 14 AND NO WONDER, FOR EVEN SATAN DISGUISES HIMSELF AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT. 15 So it is not strange if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.”
(2 Corinthians 11 v 12 -15)

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Wednesday Exhortation (3):

COME LORD JESUS!

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, during which Christians strive to bind themselves ever more closely to the Lord Jesus. We walk in his footsteps closely behind him as he prepares for his passion, crucifixion, death and resurrection.

If we want to resurrect like our Lord Jesus in a glorious body, we have to suffer ‘and die’ with him in this present perishable body. Herein lies the major hallmark of Christianity, which is to repent of our sins as often as possible and to do penance for them.

We are all sinners and God’s mercy is always in play because ‘He causes the rain to fall on both the just and the unjust’. However if anyone wants to walk closely with Him, that person must repent of his sins daily and follow our Lord Jesus.

The way of repentance and penance is the way of the Christian; it is the way – narrow as it is – that leads to Glory.

“Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And every one who thus hopes in Him purifies himself as He is pure.” (1 John 3 v 2 -3)

 

 

Wednesday Petition:

O Lord God, do not confront us with sudden death,
O Lord, give us time to repent.
O Lord God, give us the spirit of repentance,
O Lord, give us the spirit of penance.

 

Wednesday Quotation:

Praise the Lord, my soul!
All my being, praise his holy name!
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and do not forget how kind he is.
He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases
.
He keeps me from the grave
and blesses me with love and mercy.
He fills my life[b] with good things,
so that I stay young and strong like an eagle.

The Lord judges in favor of the oppressed
and gives them their rights.
He revealed his plans to Moses
and let the people of Israel see his mighty deeds.
The Lord is merciful and loving,
slow to become angry and full of constant love.
He does not keep on rebuking;
he is not angry forever.
10 He does not punish us as we deserve
or repay us according to our sins and wrongs.
11 As high as the sky is above the earth,
so great is his love for those who honor him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our sins from us
.
13 As a father is kind to his children,
so the Lord is kind to those who honor him.
14 He knows what we are made of;
he remembers that we are dust
.

15 As for us, our life is like grass.
We grow and flourish like a wild flower;
16     then the wind blows on it, and it is gone—
no one sees it again.
17 But for those who honor the Lord, his love lasts forever,
and his goodness endures for all generations
18 of those who are true to his covenant
and who faithfully obey his commands.

19 The Lord placed his throne in heaven;
he is king over all.
20 Praise the Lord, you strong and mighty angels,
who obey his commands,
who listen to what he says.
21 Praise the Lord, all you heavenly powers,
you servants of his, who do his will!
22 Praise the Lord, all his creatures
in all the places he rules.
Praise the Lord, my soul!