MR. B's JOURNAL (PART 2)
Additional Special Commentaries & Studies by Vincent T. Bemowski dealing with Spirituality, US Politics, and World Affairs, plus additional resources.
"I think that some people can get so bogged down in certain aspects of the TLM ritual that their presence at Mass is rather like an aesthetic exercise...God gives greater graces to some than to others. That’s clear. But I don’t have a grace calculator. We might be able to make educated guesses. But I am not sure how helpful that is. It may be best simply to focus on being all that you can be according to your vocation and being as receptive and actively docile as you can as a participant at Holy Mass in whichever of the two forms you find yourself."
Commentary: There is no question that a Traditional Mass is far deeper spiritually and more beautiful than a Mass said in a common language that many times includes abuses such as immodest dress & loud gossip, before, and after Mass - a sign of great disrespect for the Presence of the Lord. Sadly, for many parishes, a common language Mass has become a "social event," aided by the "Master of Ceremonies," who is the parish priest. In a vain manner, he will often talk about himself and tell jokes to appease his "audience." Very little of the Mass is reverently prayed, in part, due to his prayers being directed at the people, rather than the Lord.
Therefore, his poor example radiates among his flock and they too become spiritually lukewarm in their participation at Holy Mass. This, of course, is a great scandal, but since many bishops do the same thing, it is accepted as "normal." The Traditional Latin Mass of course, is more formal and is prayed the same way all over the world. It has more prayers that potentially can increase your devotion at Mass, but all depends upon the disposition of your soul.
However, a Mass prayed in a common language should benefit you to the same spiritual degree as a Traditional Mass, providing you participate in a devout manner. The Lord would never penalize you if you choose to attend a common language Mass, but if the opportunity presents itself, you could potentially gain more merit (in the way of grace), by participating at a Traditional Latin Mass. vtb
Commentary: While I admire much of what Pope Francis says about spiritual things and many of his writings and works involving compassion and mercy, I cannot give my approval to the divisions and confusion he is causing. Therefore, within some of the CONSERVATIVE NEWS REPORTS on this website that I have brought to the attention of the public and those within the Church, I have included some of the scandal he has created, and continues to create, knowingly or unknowingly.
However, also following God's Holy Will, he continues to remain in my daily prayers, along with all the clergy and members of religious orders in the Church, so that it will again become One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Commentary: We must not be fooled or be naive about Islam. Although there are many good Muslims, as we are experiencing, things change rapidly when they are in the majority, rather than the minority. Muslims are strongly influenced by their religious leaders who control their country or the region they occupy.
Unfortunately, many of their leaders are basically radical in their beliefs and have no conscience when it comes to persecuting, torturing, or killing those of other Faiths who choose not to convert to their Islamic religion. However, as we have experienced, even when Muslims are in the minority, radical elements of their population will commit grave acts of terrorism.
"The hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God. And these things will they do to you because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things I have told you, that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them." (John 16:2-4)
"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why THE GREATEST DESTROYER OF LOVE AND PEACE IS ABORTION." Mother Teresa
Commentary: When you give your approval to murder an unborn human being through an abortion (as those in the Democratic Party do), you are approving of using VIOLENCE to destroy a human life (Bill & Hillary Clinton were present at this prayer meeting and ignored what Mother Teresa said about abortion). Therefore, they, and the vast majority of Democrats are greatly contributing to the climate of violence we are experiencing in the United States.
Demystifying the Pope Francis Enigma - "Many of Francis’ pronouncements do not have the binding authority The Holy Father’s language touches the hearts of many, perhaps more than their minds—and presumably this is precisely the popes' intention. He does not offer refined analysis, carefully weighing all aspects in order to arrive at affirmations that are beyond criticism. What he wants to do is surprise, challenge, provoke, or reassure, console, and support."
Commentary: The above explanation does not excuse Pope Francis from clarifying his statements for the good of the Church and for the good of those outside the Church, rather than remaining silent and causing confusion as to exactly where his positions are on certain grave moral issues. In addition, it does not excuse him from failing to correct cardinals and bishops with radical liberal views that vary from Church doctrines and traditional teachings.
While I admire much of what Pope Francis says about spiritual things, and many of his writings and works involving compassion, I cannot give my approval to the divisions and confusion he is causing. Therefore, within some of the CONSERVATIVE U.S. & WORLD NEWS REPORTS I have brought to the attention of the public and those within the Church some of the scandal he has created, and continues to create, knowingly or unknowingly.
However, also following God's Holy Will, he continues to remain in my daily prayers, along with all the clergy and members of religious orders in the Church, so that it will again become One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church."
(May) the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of ONE MIND
towards another, according to Jesus Christ" Romans 15:5
Commentary: To acknowledge publicly you are a homosexual would create scandal and that is not the mark of a truly devout Catholic. If you are dealing with homosexual tendencies, but not actually having homosexuals relations that would not be sinful. If, to avoid giving the wrong impression, you made that fact public, that would indicate you are sincere about not creating scandal. In these areas, the article contains assumptions and does not fully satisfy the reader as to what is actually the truth.
Commentary: Unfortunately, the writer of this article fails to see the truth. While we can acknowledge that there are some in the Roman Curia that need tp be "reformed," the top one is the so-called "reformer" himself, Pope Francis. Although he says, and does some good things, his main purpose is to liberalize the Church to fit his Jesuit taught image of it. In this regard, Francis has, as part of his "reform," gotten rid of a number of conservatives and replaced them with liberals. Although he will occasionally appoint a conservative to a key position, that is done only to help him from being discovered as the true liberal he really is. Francis is very crafty and knows exactly what he is doing.
However, as he continues to "change" the Church under the false banner of "reforming" it, his true character is at times brought to light. This is very evident in his lack of responses to the incorrect teachings of modern day liberals who ignore tradition and his strong criticisms of conservatives who preach correct Church doctrine and hold fast to tradition.
Commentary: Is being loyal to the pope a greater virtue than being loyal to Christ and His Church? Is causing confusion and divisions the mark of a good pope or Vicar of Christ? To lump together "Traditionalists & Progressives" reveals an attempt to water down the truth. Traditionalists seek a holy pope who is faithful to Church doctrine and tradition.
Progressives or Liberals on average, dislike tradition and like Pope Francis. They are in agreement with his appointments of liberal bishops, his refusal to condemn practicing homosexuals, and his refusal to follow Church doctrine regarding giving Holy Communion to the divorced and remarried who are not seeking an annulment.
Liberals also approve of Pope Francis' often critical opinions of conservative cardinals, bishops and politicians. Sadly, Francis often speaks of "mercy," but does not display mercy for those who disagree with him. Unfortunately, Cardinal Mueller has chosen not to reveal the real reasons and distort the facts about our misguided, liberal pope who is breaking apart the Church.
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AFRICAN AMERICANS MUST LOOK INWARD AND NOT OUTWARD FOR ANSWERS
Commentary: Unlike Martin Luther King, self-proclaimed leaders of the Black community like Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright, Jr have never learned that accusations of racism and immorality must not be a one-sided argument.
You must not excuse the racism and immoral lifestyles (high crime rate and number of abortions) of African Americans while condemning the racism and immorality of Caucasian Americans.
To gain the respect they desire and the peace they seek, Black Americans must first look inward rather than outward for answers.
Rather than attempting to place the blame on the current generation for things that happened in the past, Blacks should follow the path taken by other minorities. They must learn to accept personal responsibility for the negative attitudes others may have concerning their actions and lifestyles and seek to continue to improve through education and by a deepening of their faith.
Part of Martin Luther King’s "dream" was that his children would someday not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Ironically, many people today are applauding misguided Black Americans like Obama, Jackson and Wright simply because of the color of their skin, while ignoring the "content of their character."
The Mainstream Media Ignores White Victims (Hate crime Double Standard)
Commentary - Headlines like: "Poll finds majority in US hold racist views" are very misleading and do not reveal the truth. Although there are many good Black people, it is a sad fact that African Americans commit many more crimes than Caucasians, and the bigotry among Blacks is being ignored by the mainstream media. Prayer is needed by the Black population in the United States so they may be better able to see the fear and mistrust they often provoke among Whites.
• "Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent
• Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks.
45 percent of their victims are white,
43 percent are black, and 10 percent
are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only 3 percent of their victims are black.
• Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
• Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa."
The Color of Crime
Second, Expanded Edition
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New Century Foundation
Oakton, VA 22124
“I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!” Trump wrote on Twitter, referencing one of the Green Berets killed earlier this month in an ambush in Niger."
Commentary: There appears to be more to it than meets the eye. Although you cannot help but feel sorry for Mrs. Johnson, what part did her race play in her remarks? She is African American, and 88% of her race voted for Hillary in the presidential election. Therefore she may have had something against Trump to begin with, and simply confirmed her dislike of Trump. Until we are made aware of some of her background and her intentions or motives, unfortunately we cannot make a fair judgement. It is difficult to believe Trump would say anything to make light of her sorrow, it does not make sense because other widows have spoken highly of his response, compassion, and phone call.
Commentary: "The Pope of Confusion" continues to live up to his reputation. Francis only "leads" when it suits his own personal goals, but even then he at times leads us in the wrong direction and sets a bad example by approving of immoral relationships. On the surface he appears to be very spiritual with deep insights into what the Church needs.
However, at the same time he is wrong on a number of key moral issues and is therefore causing great harm to the unity of the Church and appears to be indifferent about it. When Francis was elected pope, it is debatable whether it was the work of the Holy Spirit or the work of the devil.
Regardless, at this stage of the papacy of Francis, Satan is pleased, but the Holy Spirit is grieved at the inability of this pope to be a good Shepherd and take proper care of his sheep. Dangerous times lie ahead for the Church.
"Satan is the Father of Lies and arrogant US Democrats and most members of the media are some of his most devoted children"
Commentary: For all the the faults certain groups of people see in President Trump, they are nothing in comparison to the APPROVAL of the gruesome murders (through deliberate abortions) of millions of unborn human beings by the vast majority of US Democrats. It is a scientific fact that when a "being" exists in the womb, it is human, no matter what the stage of development, therefore US Democrats, by their approval, are in a large measure guilty of these great crimes against humanity.
Commentary: How this happened is very clear. Former President Obama and his allies in the press are totally responsible. The White House Press Corps should have been questioning Obama as to why he was allowing North Korea to become a nuclear power. Instead they consistently fed Obama "softball" questions and let North Korea become a deadly, dangerous enemy of the United State. Television news, many newspapers, Hollywood hypocrites, and late night T.V. personalities also aided Obama. What a bunch of cowardly, disgraceful, unpatriotic people they are!
"The Holy Spirit, which is the essence of truth, could not be teaching people conflicting doctrines regarding the same Bible verses. Catholics would say that the Holy Spirit certainly does make many spiritual truths clear to us individually, but that the gift of never interpreting Scripture incorrectly is only handed down through the Church led by Peter’s successors (the popes). The articles below get to the heart of the issue of authority..."
Commentary: The correct interpretation of the Holy Scriptures depends upon your degree of faith and the gift of wisdom. Therefore, many have been deceived and falsely believed they knew and understood God's Will and in the process started their own false brand of "religion."
ABUSES IN THE CHURCH
There is nothing wrong with sharing your opinions with family and friends through
"round table" discussions or emails, but when you form an organization without proper spiritual advisers and then publicly make known opinions that may not correspond to Church teachings, you are creating scandal, and that is not to be taken lightly.
Never rely solely on lay people. There are many conservative cardinals and bishops (Cardinal Burke, etc.) who by their example of obedience and loyalty to the Church, that will provide you with the correct manner of expressing your opinions. If you don't do this you will quickly lose your "moral credentials" and do more damage to your "cause" than good. Yes, there are many liturgical abuses being committed by the clergy in relation to how they "pray" the new Mass and/or ignore the Traditional Latin Mass. However, the Lord knows this and those lax priests and bishops will face a severe judgment if they do not change.
Holy Mass is the center of our faith, and when it is prayed poorly or "staged" to appear like a "social event," this causes many people (especially our youth) to lose respect for our priests and bishops.
Therefore, the young drift away from attending Mass as soon as they reach adulthood.The Commandments become
"up-for-grabs" and are viewed as "options" and not as true Commandments from the Lord.
Knowledge of what is going on in the Church and of the Word of God no longer becomes a priority, and people drift into a spiritually lukewarm state without realizing the harm it causes their souls or the souls of others. Then, not only the Church, but all mankind suffers the consequences resulting in wars, persecutions, riots, disasters, and other forms of sufferings. As confirmed by the teachings of the Church, and numbers of saints, the importance of the clergy and laity truly participating at Holy Mass in a devout manner cannot be overstated. vtb