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LOVEY DOVEY ALL THE TIME? NO! YOU'RE ALSO A SOLDIER!

THIS DRAMATIC SITUATION OF THE WHOLE WORLD WHICH IS IN THE POWER OF THE EVIL ONE MAKES MAN'S LIFE A BATTLE: THE WHOLE OF MAN'S HISTORY HAS BEEN THE STORY OF DOUR COMBAT WITH THE POWERS OF EVIL, STRETCHING, SO OUR LORD TELLS US, FROM THE VERY DAWN OF HISTORY UNTIL THE LAST DAY. FINDING HIMSELF IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLEFIELD, MAN HAS TO STRUGGLE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT, AND IT IS AT GREAT COST TO HIMSELF, AND AIDED BY GOD'S GRACE, THAT HE SUCCEEDS IN ACHIEVING HIS OWN INNER INTEGRITY.
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FINALLY, DRAW YOUR STRENGTH FROM THE LORD AND FROM HIS MIGHTY POWER. PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD SO THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO STAND FIRM AGAINST THE TACTICS OF THE DEVIL. FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT WITH FLESH AND BLOOD BUT WITH THE PRINCIPALITIES, WITH THE POWERS, WITH THE RULERS OF THIS PRESENT DARKNESS, WITH THE EVIL SPIRITS IN THE HEAVENS. Esphesians 6:10-12

THE STORM IS UPON US - by Jim Caviezel

FATHER JAMES BLOUNT - FLAME OF LOVE

PRAYER IS, BEYOND DOUBT, THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON THE LORD GIVES US TO CONQUER EVIL... BUT WE MUST REALLY PUT OURSELVES INTO THE PRAYER, IT IS NOT ENOUGH JUST TO SAY THE WORDS, IT MUST COME FROM THE HEART. AND ALSO PRAYER NEEDS TO BE CONTINUOUS, WE MUST PRAY NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF SITUATION WE FIND OURSELVES IN: THE WARFARE WE ARE ENGAGED IN IS ONGOING, SO OUR PRAYER MUST BE ON-GOING ALSO. – St. Alphonsus

THE DEVIL WANTS CATHOLICS TO RETREAT AND BE SUBMISSIVE, ESPECIALLY IN THE FACE OF SCANDALS IN THE CHURCH. BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT IS EXPECTED  OF US. GOD EXPECTS US TO FIGHT BACK WITH THE WEAPONS HE HAS GIVEN US (PRAYER, SACRAMENTS, SCRIPTURE.....). THE ONLY REASON WHY WE ARE IN THIS JAM IS BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH OF US ARE ENGAGED IN THE BATTLE AND USING THE SPIRITUAL WEAPONS GIVEN TO US. YOU WERE BORN FOR COMBAT, SPIRITUAL COMBAT.
SO, YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL (AND HIS GOAL TO SEND YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES TO HELL TO BE TORTURED FOR ALL ETERNITY)? JUST LOOK AROUND YOU, HIS FINGERPRINTS ARE EVERYWHERE AND HE'S GETTING BOLDER.
SOME OF THE DEVIL'S TACTICS: he's a liar - eg. he tries to convince you God doesn't exist; God doesn't care about you; God would never forgive you; God doesn't love you; you will never get into Heaven; you can't trust in God's mercy; God doesn't want what is good for you; you are like God or you are a god; it's alright to sin a little; the truth is not black and white - it's grey; there is more than one truth; you can make your own truth; be politically correct; this world is all there is so live it up and do anything you want... etc. He often uses our emotions and innate sense of altruism against us, because it works so well against liberals, who can often have a misguided approach to it.
The devil is a killer (abortion, war etc.); he divides (pins brother against brother, race against race, country against country); destroys; instils fear, instils mistrust; tries to strengthen your attachments to this world; blinds unbelievers; he's the deceiver; creates confusion; tempts; instigates; entices; discourages; accuses; enslaves; exploits; hates; creates chaos; and even strokes your ego* by whispering how great you are or it was really bad what happened to you and now you should be entitled to....; he can also try to tear you down and whisper how weak and pathetic you are.
SOME PEOPLE (EVEN CLERGY) THINK THAT IF THEY LEAVE THE DEVIL ALONE (OR DON'T MAKE HIM MAD) OR BE NICE TO HIM, HE WILL LEAVE THEM ALONE. BUT IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY. HE WILL STILL RELENTLESSLY KEEP TRYING TO DESTROY YOU AND DRAG YOU INTO HELL SO HE AND HIS MINIONS CAN TORTURE AND PUNISH YOU FOR ALL ETERNITY. WE MAINTAIN THE PEACE THROUGH OUR STRENGTH, WEAKNESS ONLY INVITES AGGRESSION, AS RONALD REAGAN SAID. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE IN THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE. THE DEVIL LOVES LUKE-WARM AND WEAK-MINDED PEOPLE (SUCH AS LIBERALS). HE USES THEM, BUT HE WILL EVENTUALLY DISCARD AND DESTROY THEM. GUARANTEED!

NEVER ENGAGE THE DEVIL, HE IS TOO SMART FOR US. INSTEAD: IGNORE HIM, PRAY FOR GRACE TO RESIST HIM, FREQUENT THE SACRAMENTS, READ THE WORD OF GOD, AND GET HEAVEN TO FIGHT OUR BATTLES THROUGH INTERCESSORY PRAYERS TO THE ANGELS AND SAINTS (ESPECIALLY THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN), OR BY GOING STRAIGHT TO THE FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT. WE DO THIS BECAUSE OUR FIGHT IS NOT WITH MEN, EVEN THOUGH THE DEVIL USES THEM ON HIS EVIL TEAM. OUR FIGHT IS WITH THE PRINCIPALITIES, WITH THE POWERS, WITH THE RULERS OF THIS PRESENT DARKNESS, WITH THE EVIL SPIRITS IN THE HEAVENS, AND WE NEED HELP BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN WE ARE.

Pope warns of long, boring homilies. "They are a disaster", says the Pope.

Modern times are dominated by Satan and will be more so in the future. The conflict with hell cannot be engaged by men, even the most clever. The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. However, assumed into Heaven, the Mother of God now requires our cooperation. She seeks souls who will consecrate themselves entirely to her, who will become in her hands effective instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spreading of God's kingdom upon earth.  -Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Devil's Tactic - Divide and Conquer

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Calling All Men!

The Flame of Love and Sanctification - Fr. Chris Alar

Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent. This vision lasted but an instant. How can we ever be grateful enough to our kind heavenly Mother, who had already prepared us by promising, in the first Apparition, to take us to heaven. Otherwise, I think we would have died of fear and terror. Sister Lucia/Fatima Seer

BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE LUKEWARM, NEITHER HOT NOR COLD, I WILL VOMIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH. -Rev 3:16

THAT SWEET LITTLE WOMAN WE CALL MOTHER MARY, WELL, SHE IS ALSO A WARRIOR, AND SHE'S EXPECTING HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS TO BE AS WELL.

Our cozy images of little Jesus, meek and mild, were never really accurate. Jesus is a warrior. The warrior. Just as the troops showed up on D-Day to fight, Jesus landed to march into battle. -Father John Riccardo, Rescued

Enemy-occupied territory---that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. -C.S. Lewis

THE FINAL BATTLE BETWEEN THE LORD AND THE KINGDOM OF SATAN WILL BE ABOUT MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY. DON'T BE AFRAID, BECAUSE WHOEVER WORKS FOR THE SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE FOUGHT AGAINST AND OPPOSED IN EVERY WAY, BECAUSE THIS IS THE DECISIVE ISSUE. Sister Lucia

PRAYER IS A WEAPON AGAINST A HEART STUBBORNLY ENTRENCHED IN VICE. IT IS A SWORD AGAINST THE FLESH, THE WORLD AND THE DEVIL, TO DESTROY EVERY SIN. -St. Lawrence of Brindisi

IF WE KNEW HOW TO USE THE WEAPON OF PRAYER WELL, WE SHALL COME OFF AS CONQUERERS. FOR PRAYER IS MORE POWERFUL THAN ALL THE DEMONS. -St. Bernard of Clairvaux

IF THERE IS NO HELL, AND NO RISK OF PEOPLE GOING THERE, THEN OUR RELIGION IS USELESS. BUT IN FACT, OUR STORY IS THE ULTIMATE FIGHT (GOOD AGAINST EVIL), AND NO HOLLYWOOD MOVIE COULD COME CLOSE TO CAPTURING IT. AND IT IS TRAGIC THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT CONSCIOUS OF IT. DO YOU WANT TO BE A HERO, A SAINT? YOU CAN BE! ANYBODY CAN BE!

CHARITY IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE WITHHELD. -St. Augustine

HE WHO IS NOT ANGRY, WHEREAS HE HAS CAUSE TO BE, SINS. FOR UNREASONABLE PATIENCE IS THE HOTBED OF MANY VICES, IT FOSTERS NEGLIGENCE, AND INCITES NOT ONLY THE WICKED BUT EVEN THE GOOD TO DO WRONG. -The Summa Theologiæ of St. Thomas Aquinas

BUT WOE TO YOU, EARTH AND SEA, FOR THE DEVIL HAS COME DOWN TO YOU IN GREAT FURY, FOR HE KNOWS HE HAS BUT A SHORT TIME. Rev. 12:12

BE SOBER AND VIGILANT. YOUR OPPONENT THE DEVIL IS PROWLING AROUND LIKE A ROARING LION LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO DEVOUR. RESIST HIM, STEADFAST IN FAITH, KNOWING THAT YOUR FELLOW BELIEVERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD UNDERGO THE SAME SUFFERINGS. THE GOD OF ALL GRACE WHO CALLED YOU TO HIS ETERNAL GLORY THROUGH CHRIST [JESUS] WILL HIMSELF RESTORE, CONFIRM, STRENGTHEN, AND ESTABLISH YOU AFTER YOU HAVE SUFFERED A LITTLE. TO HIM BE DOMINION FOREVER. AMEN. 1 Peter 8-11

Man should tremble, the world should quake, all Heaven should be deeply moved when the Son of God appears on the altar in the hands of the priest. -St. Francis of Assisi

Bad preaching ought to be a mortal sin -Cardinal Daniel O'Connor quoted by Fr. Pisegna

There is no soul in hell with the virtue of humiliy - Fr. C. Alar

Heaven would be hell to the non-religious - Fr. C. Alar

Unless, and until, we see a worldwide movement within our Church to restore reverence in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, that assists us in becoming predisposed to receive the gateway Holy Spirit Gift of Awe and Wonder, Satan will continue to have an easy-time with us. -Fr. Richard Heilman

THE ROSARY IS THE WEAPON FOR OUR TIMES. -Saint Padre Pio

WE ARE NOW STANDING IN THE FACE OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL CONFRONTATION HUMANITY HAS EVER EXPERIENCED. I DO NOT THINK THAT THE WIDE CIRCLE OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY, OR THE WHOLE WIDE CIRCLE OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY REALIZE THIS FULLY. WE  ARE NOW FACING THE FINAL CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND THE ANTI-CHURCH, BETWEEN THE GOSPEL AND THE ANTI-GOSPEL, BETWEEN CHRIST AND THE ANTI-CHRIST. THE CONFRONTATION LIES WITHIN THE PLANS OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE. IT IS, THEREFORE, IN GOD'S PLAN, AND IT MUST BE A TRIAL WHICH THE CHURCH MUST TAKE UP, AND FACE COURAGEOUSLY.
 
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Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, 1976 Eucharistic Congress  in Philadelphia

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THE ROSARY AND THE BROWN SCAPULAR - THE SWORD AND THE SHIELD

THE ROSARY: SPIRITUAL SWORD OF OUR LADY

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In modern times, we have witnessed this in the effective campaign of militant secularists who have sought to de-mythologize our faith, a flat out rejection of the supernatural power of God. Once the devil has us convinced that we can challenge him under our own natural power, or simply deny that he even exists, he’s cut us off from the only real power capable of defeating him: God’s supernatural grace. Fr. Richard Heilman

Worried about stepping on toes and/or causing division? Don't be:
I HAVE COME TO SET THE EARTH ON FIRE, AND HOW I WISH IT WERE ALREADY BLAZING!
THERE IS A BAPTISM WITH WHICH I MUST BE BAPTIZED, AND HOW GREAT IS MY ANGUISH UNTIL IT IS ACCOMPLISHED.
DO YOU THINK THAT I HAVE COME TO ESTABLISH PEACE ON THE EARTH? NO, I TELL YOU, BUT RATHER DIVISION.
Luke 12:49-51

IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU SHOULD BE, YOU WILL SET THE WHOLE WORLD ABLAZE! St. Catherine of Siena

I heard this quote; I don't know who said it: To save the United States, it's going to require faithful Catholics. Why is that? Because we have all the weaponry: we've got the sacraments, we've got the sacramentals, we've got Mary, we have the prayers... All this power, we've got to use that to help us do what we're called to do... to be heroes, to be saints. -Kevin O'Brien (co-founder of Men of Christ)

DON'T GET TOO COMFORTABLE DOWN HERE:
The Divine Mercy message is in fact a sign for the end times.
 Write down these words, My daughter. Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them. (Diary 848)

For all the seculars and lukewarmers out there, the chief climatologist of Canada stated in 2016 that the damage to our climate cannot be reversed. It is too late. That being said, it will only get worse. And consider this ominous headline,'15,000+ Scientists Sign Environmental 'Warning to Humanity'. Oh, and by the way, climatological events are predicted in the bible for the end times. Relax, your true home is in Heaven. Just don't get too comfortable down here!

Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty, if we are strong; Most of them are toil and sorrow; they pass quickly, and we are gone. Psalm 90:10

Signs you may be a Liberal (on the losing and wrong side of God):
You consider yourself worldly; you are more concerned with what others think of you than what God thinks of you; what matters to everyone else is what matters to you; you watch secular news regularly; you watch primetime tv shows and buy into whatever theme Dick Wolf or other primetime tv producer is selling (eg. culture of death; evil western whiteman (EW2) - woke mentality; multiculturalism and other marxist ideologies); you voted for Justin Trudeau or Joe Biden; you're really concerned about climate change; saving the whales or the environment is a priority over saving souls and persecuted Christians; you buy into the black lives movement which is now overrun by Liberals; you hate Trump; you are more concerned about helping groups other than Christian ones first (false compassion); you don't believe in hell and that people actually go there; you think God is all love and no justice; you favor Palestinian aggression over Jewish self-preservation; you think one religion is as good as the other or that there is more than one truth; you don't really believe the devil is out to destroy you; you are pro-choice or some derivative of it; you don't vote for pro-life candidates or it is not on your radar to vote that way; you think it's normal for two women or two men to raise a family; you think gay marriage or relationship is normal (in reality, gays are to live a celibate life like all other non-married people - there is no favoritism here); you buy into all this gender swapping; you falsely believe that this life is all there is; you rarely think of your death or what Heaven will be like; you are really content with your life and do not want to rock the boat.
If you said yes to one or more of these, you may be a Liberal.

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The problem with us is that we can only handle one concept at a time in our limited brains. Sure love is important, But where is the fight in you? We fight because we love. We love and care about others enough that we do not want them to go to hell.

Admission into Christ's elite fighting force begins by knowing that by your baptism you have been "commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill a most dramatic mission; it is the mission of saving souls. This mission cannot be accomplished without entering into conflict with 'the world, the flesh and the devil.' It is not a mission for the fainthearted or for those who wish to take the wide road to heaven. It is the path of warfare, of spiritual battle.  (excerpt from Church Militant Field Manual)

Be on guard: the liberal agenda, which is aligned with the devil, is ultimately intended to lull you into hell.

People have been misled to think that liberals/democrats are kinder, nicer, more merciful than other political parties. .

People think they will gain more rights and freedoms with the liberals, and that other parties will take away their rights. Wrong again. Liberals do not have much faith in you, because they will want to micromanage every facet of your life as a way to control you, and they will create more laws to do so. And speaking of faith, liberals generally don't have much. So, the country you live in, which was founded upon faith and freedom, becomes more and more Godless, leading to even more restrictions.

When we get ready to take the United States, we will not take it under the label of communism; We will not take it under the label of socialism. These labels are unpleasant to the American people, and have been speared too much. We will take the United States under labels we have made very lovable; We'll take it under Liberalism, under Progressivism, under Democracy! But take it we will! — Alexander Trachtenberg, 1944, Quoted by Bella Dodd in the Early 1950s

So you think religion restricts your freedom. It's a trick from the devil. You'll have no freedom in a socialist or communist country. True freedom comes with walking with God. Even in a Christian country, you have the choice to follow God, or not. In a communist country, choices and freedoms are taken away. And, you'll miss them when they're gone!

MARXIST MODEL → CRITICAL RACE THEORY  → (today - it wishes to incite conflict/division using a number of tactics such as political correctness, haves/havenots ideology, giving special protections to certain groups, mass immigration, identify as multi-culturalism, restrict freedoms such as freedom of speech etc.etc.) → SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM (socialism is a fluffy term for communism). The marxist model is put into practice, ironically by, wait for it, wait for it.... Liberal/Democratic governments a.k.a. Wolves in Sheep's Clothing.

The Liberals are the extremists.

Freedom from Abuse of Sexuality Outside the Marital State

The Harms of Multiculturalism-Immigration-without-Assimilation-and-Integration

All the evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics. -Pope Saint Pius V

Mass immigration is designed to dilute Christianity.

The persecuted Christians, our brothers and sisters who get tortured and/or murdered everyday, are forgotten by Catholics. But yet we have no problem being the first to help non-Catholics. And, in a bizarre twist, we often jump in to help the people, who, in the majority of instances are the cause of the persecution of Christians, or who have the power to stop it, but choose not to.

The Church Militant seems to have gone AWOL.

C.S. Lewis referred to pain as God's megaphone.

SCIENCE AND THE MIRACULOUS by Michael O'Neill

We see more and more the dignity of people being eroded, whether implicitly on tv or internet that depict people in less than dignified scenarios, or explicitly through abortion or end of life legislation. Either way, it has the devil's signature all over it.

For the faithful person, having a terminal illness is a blessing! Wow!

Can you think of other ways in which society is lowering the dignity of a person all in the name of freedom of expression?

“In vast areas of the earth the faith risks being extinguished, like a flame without fuel.” The pope warned, “We are facing a profound crisis of faith, a loss of a religious sense which represents one of the greatest challenges for the Church today … The renewal of faith must, then, be a priority for the entire Church in our time.” Pope Benedict XVI source: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/speeches/2012/january/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20120127_dottrina-fede.html

People may think they are gaining their long lost freedom; just like what many of the Jews were erroneously led to believe at the foot of Mount Sinai, when they were sinning and turning away from God - the exact time that Moses was on the mountain obtaining the law (10 Commandments).

Make no mistake about it, the influencers of our culture (media, Hollywood, TV, universities, public schools, etc.) are, by and large, godless propagandists who are determined to instill in us the notion that we are “merely animals.” Therefore, women are objectified, men are just vulgar beasts, pre-born babies are a clump of cells, and the nuclear family – the bedrock of civilization – is outdated. As the Satanist Aleister Crowley said: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” Just be animals. -90 Days to Liberty

As Father Robert Altier reminds us, "Freedom is acting according to the will of God to do what is truly best."

Don't worry people, you have your freedom. The freedom to do whatever you want, always. God, as a loving parent will never take away your freedom of choice - to choose Him or to choose satan. Just keep in mind that we are only here in this valley of tears for a brief time, but can spend eternal bliss with God in Heaven. Don't get fooled by the majority who think this is all there is.

And how beautiful it is to God, when someone, who, out of their own free will and choice, chooses Him, especially in this time of faithlessness and tepidity.

In the big picture, the question really becomes: who in their right mind would put their faith in this broken world or want to go to hell for all eternity after they die?

Of course, you want to be on the winning side.

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We can all basically agree that there is a profound lack of mercy in the world today. But don't confuse the liberal kind of mercy where justice and truth are sorely lacking.

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Did you know....

"...it is Christians who frequently endure the heaviest burden of persecution. Indeed around the world, Christians are believed to be targets of about 80% of all acts of religious discrimination or persecution." (source: Jeremy Hunt, British Foreign Secretary)

11 CHRISTIANS KILLED EVERY HOUR - At least 100,000 Christians are killed every year because of their faith, which amounts to 273 per day, or ELEVEN EVERY HOUR. (source: Bishop John McAreavey).

THAT'S ONE CHRISTIAN BEING KILLED ABOUT EVERY FIVE MINUTES!

In Canada (like other countries), they have been MURDERING its own citizens through abortion for years, and now the number of slaughtered in Canada is up to 100,000 per year. And to make up for the declining population, the Canadian Government has been bringing in immigrants (now over 400,000 per year) from other countries. But of course, many of the aborted babies would have grown up to have one or more children of their own. Wow! Crazy policy right?

Governments should offer incentives for their OWN citizens to have children like many other countries do. Since countries are defined by their population; if they change the population, they change the country. And that is not good. Besides, the countries where the immigrants are coming from are not as crazy as Canada because they would never allow that many foreigners in just to increase their country's population.
Canada is now realizing what a disaster this is. Liberal politicians claim there is a shortage of workers. Of course there is, you just let over 400, 000 people in the country (every year!) who now need support and services from every sector. It's a vicious cycle.

If we stand for others, why won't we stand for babies? Their LIVES MATTER.

WHOSE LIVES MATTER TO GOD? ALL LIVES MATTER TO GOD, ESPECIALLY THE UNBORN.

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Our Lady emphasized prayer and sacrifice. If we are willing to pray and make sacrifices for the priesthood, we the Laity can become a powerhouse for the good of the Church. Even the holiest of priests are in great  need of our prayers to fortuitously carry on their mission of faithfulness to save souls.

The Third Secret (of Fatima) is directed, with particular force, to those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church. Their failure to teach the faith, in fidelity to the Church’s constant teaching and practice, whether through a superficial, confused or even worldly approach, and their silence endangers mortally, in the deepest spiritual sense, the very souls for whom they have been consecrated to care spiritually. The poisonous fruits of the failure of the Church’s pastors is seen in a manner of worship, of teaching and of moral discipline which is not in accord with Divine Law.

-Cardinal Raymond Burke

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If you knew what GOD has prepared for you, you'd be lining up to die.

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I often wondered how most people will be fooled by the Antichrist at the endtimes, whenever that may be. But seeing how most people were fooled by the media and other liberals about President Donald Trump, it is crystal clear to me how that will happen.

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We all have our dues to pay in this life, but we DON'T all pay the SAME dues.

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A saint is someone who really knows their priorities, as opposed to a worldly person who doesn't.

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Jesus, Mary and Islam:  Muslims call Jesus a prophet, but Jesus clearly refers to Himself as the Son of God (because He is).
If Mary is the most honored woman in Islam, Muslims have to believe she is the Mother of God (as she clearly believes for over 2000 years). They can't have it both ways.

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What did the holy saints say about Islam?

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THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - is about what occurred at the moment Mary was conceived in her mother, Anne's womb. It is not about the birth of Jesus. It is what God did to prepare Mary at the very start of HER life. And it is why she is full of grace.

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Coffee talk - click here

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Don't get too comfortable down here; this is only a temporary assignment.

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We should be picking sides already. Yes, we need to become divisive. Standing on the fence is the tepid, nauseating approach.

Yes, you have to choose or the choice, at some point, will be made for you.

Of course, you can always cross over to the winning side whenever you want. But you have to choose. In any battle, you have to choose.

Father Blount

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The two biggest morale killers in an organization could possibly be: ingratitude, and a sense of entitlement.

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There is no future here on earth, so get that out of your head right now.

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It's strange: Liberals want to take guns away from us, even though over 99.9% of legal gun owners are responsible people. But on the other hand, Liberals are pro-death. They are pro-death because they want to abort babies day after day and year after year, and assist people with dying (even healthy people at times).

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THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE IS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DEATH, AND MEETING GOD.  Fr. Cedric Pisegna

Keep death daily before your eyes- St. Benedict

Don’t be scandalized by silence; it is the language of God's love. Fr. Cedric Pisegna

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EXCERPT FROM THE 54 DAY NOVENA FOR OUR NATION:
DAY 34 - MARY, HEALTH OF THE SICK, PRAY FOR US THIS DAY WE FIGHT  Spiritually speaking, the devil is doing all that he can to catch us isolated and unarmed on the battlefield - no spiritual armor, no spiritual weapons, and no comrades in the heavenly realm to fight alongside of us. In other words, the reason evil is promoted so effectively today is because we're ignoring God's offer of supernatural strength and power and ignoring the mightiest of all allied forces: the Communion of Saints. (Church Militant Field Manual).

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Has your parish initiated a program or hired a person or a group for evangelization?
 "We've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything" - could not speak any more directly to the modern tsunami-like wave of secularism rolling across our planet, as well as our endless parade of parish programs that are mostly done as though God were not there (etsi Deus non daretur). In other words, the story of the great catch is meant to show that when we try to move only under our own natural power without God (we've worked hard), we will flounder in the chaos of darkness (all night) and come up empty (caught nothing) every time. Jesus asks us to get in sync with him (to obey him) and not be afraid to set aside our superficial (man-powered) tendencies, as we enter the depths of a supernatural (God-powered) life. (Fr. Richard Heilman)


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What we suffer now can never compare to the glory that awaits us. Rom. 8:18

It is possible (but unlikely) to obtain, but you'll never, ever maintain, more than what you think you deserve.

Forgiveness:  Sure, we must work towards forgiveness; but we still have to contend with our FEELINGS? Feelings are always important. Keep in mind, our feelings are the INNER CHILD, and, when we deny or stuff our feelings, we stifle the INNER CHILD a.k.a. YOUR TRUE SELF. Forgiving someone doesn't mean we don't acknowledge to ourselves who was responsible. (mdbys)

If there was no hell, you wouldn't need the church.

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All psychiatrists, therapists and counsellors need to hang a sign on top of their door that reads "It is not your fault that you are here", and then verbally affirm and validate their patients each and every visit.

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Life is a death sentence. Our only Hope is in the Resurrection.

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This is not a mystery to us: the mainstream media wants to give the impression that the topic of abortion is not important, but if they suspect a person running for office to have pro-life views, then it's the main topic.

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The pro-life movement is not about control; it's about life.

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Some atheists think that the Big Bang replaces the role of a creator, since this mysterious explosion created everything out of nothing. But they’re forgetting something. The Big Bang theory was actually first proposed by a Catholic priest named Fr. Georges Lemaître.
(source: Catholic Company)

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God doesn't want slaves, and He doesn't want rebellion, He wants your heart. (Curtis Martin, CEO - FOCUS)

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God has entrusted you with your wife. God has entrusted you with your children. He has entrusted them to you for you to take care of, and love them, and help them to get to Heaven.

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The spirit you received is not the spirit of slaves bringing fear into your lives again; it is the spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out ‘Abba, Father!’ (Romans 8:14-15)

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For 1500 years the only church was the Catholic Church, until the Protestant Reformation. Hmmm division, I wonder who's responsible for that?

We think of other denominations as sort of like deserters. God started the Catholic Church and put Peter in charge. He even said the gates of hell would not prevail against it. But yet there are so many people who have deserted the Church. Down for sure, but never out. People are responsible for the state the Church is in. But it's all part of the spiritual battle. But hey, if cowards want to run away and not fight, so be it. Too bad for them. But really, if you're favourite sports team had a run of losses, would you abandon it? And so, how much more important is the Church.
Do you think the holy Saints and Doctors of the Church (who by the way, are Catholic) are in Heaven saying, "Yeah,  I'm thinking about changing denominations because of those really holy and smart guys like Martin Luther and Henry VIII. They've got a lot of really intelligent and progressive ideas!"
Something else that is really crazy is that some Protestant denominations actually name their churches after Catholic Saints! Wow! And that doesn't ring any church bells for them?

None of the damned were ever lost because his sin was too great, but because his trust was too small.  Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

Mary is the mother of trust.  unknown

If you're a Christian, and you're not looking forward to death, then there is something seriously wrong with your priorities.

Why Christian societies are more appealing:
But Christianity didn't grow only through the early Christians' words. It grew primarily because of the witness of their lives and the impact the gospel made on the entire culture - an impact that made everything more human.
Christian life was clearly radically different from life in the Roman Empire. In a world filled with despair, Christian life was hopeful and joyful, marked by an intense, revolutionary love that was evident in action.
- Fr. John Riccardo

Overall, the global persecution of Christians remains higher than ever, with 360 million believers suffering high levels of discrimination and violence. Most of the “extreme persecution” meted out to Christians in nine of the top 11 worst nations continues to come either from Islamic oppression, or takes place in Muslim-majority nations. This means that approximately 80% of the worst persecution around the globe takes place in the name of Islam. The overwhelming majority of these nations are governed by some form of shari’a (Islamic law). The persecution ranges from being assaulted, raped, imprisoned or murdered on being identified as a Christian. -Action4Canada

Love is only half the truth. The other half is righteousness. Weak minded liberals don't speak the truth. They peddle in half-truths, false compassion, relatism, and hidden cynicism etc. Example: we would help a group known to oppress Christians, and not even help our own Christian brothers and sisters who are being intimidated, discriminated, abused, raped, tortured, and killed. According to Vatican News, 360 million Christians worldwide are being persecuted at this time. Another example: we abort 100,000 babies every year in Canada, but to make up for the shortfall in population, we open the doors to massive immigration from other countries and cultures. One more example: If you are white, and you're standing up for your rights, in a moderate and reasonable way, then you are considered a white supremacist and are cancelled -it's the silly evil western whiteman (ew2) silliness.

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Courtesy of the devil and his supporters, the silly evil western whiteman nonsense

ON THE DIGNITY OF A MAN AND WOMAN:

St. Thomas Aquinas believed that man is more than a composite of body and soul, that his is nothing less than elevated to a supernatural order which participates, as far as a creature can, in the very nature of God. Accordingly, a person in the state of grace, or divine friendship, possesses certain enduring powers, the infused virtues and gifts, that raise him to an orbit of existence as far above nature as heaven is above earth, and that give him abilities of thought and operation that are literally born, not of the will of flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. -Fr. John Harding


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God loves us infinitely and expects us to love him back.

Jesus came to save us, but He also came to teach us how to live... and die.

It is important for every person who dies to have an obituary published. You'll never know who is going to pray for you, and you'll need those prayers.

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Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.
-Cor 9:6-8

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PRESUMPTION:
Our crosses mean that we must make an effort to grow in grace daily. Truly, we can never be worthy of the salvation for which Jesus endured His Passion, and thankfully, He does not ask us to be. He asks us only to pick up our crosses daily. Yet so many do not. Presumption is bad enough amongst Catholics, but in so many Protestants it is even worse. That whole “I just asked JAY-zus into my heart and I’m SAAAAVED” is so much presumption baloney. Jesus never said that. Jesus said to pick up your cross…daily.
-Father James Altman

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You'll generally be remembered for your worst bad act.

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It would be impossible to be universally liked, and be a part of the Catholic Clergy, because telling the truth (the truth in love), will not not sit well with everybody.

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FREEDOM FROM ELITISM


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*adapted from, Rescued by Fr. John Riccardo
** My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. 2 Cor 12:9

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