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(With added commentary by Vincent T. Bemowski - Website Editor)

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**INTRODUCTION**
(Latest News Briefs follows the below Warnings & Recommended Links)

GRAVE WARNINGS


"And they shed INNOCENT BLOOD; the blood of their SONS and
OF THEIR DAUGHTERS... And the land was POLLUTED WITH BLOOD...And the Lord was EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY with his people" (Psalms 105: 38-40). 

SIXTH COMMANDMENT

"You shall not murder."
-Exodus 20:13
The taking of human life is expressly forbidden. Jesus elaborates on this commandment in the Sermon on the Mount, revealing that the sin of murder begins in the heart (Matt. 5:21-22).

"It is sometimes claimed that dissent from the magisterium (official teaching of the Church) is totally compatible with being a 'good Catholic' and poses no obstacle to the reception of the sacraments.  This is a grave error."
---Pope John Paul II (Speech to U.S. bishops in Los Angeles, Sept. 16, 1987).

The following is part of the memorandum sent by Cardinal Ratzinger to Cardinal McCarrick.  It was made public in the first week of July 2004:

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to ABORTION and EUTHANASIA."


"For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall show the death of the Lord, until he come. Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord UNWORTHILY, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.  But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh JUDGEMENT to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord." 
1 Corinthians 11:26-29

"A Catholic would be guilty of FORMAL COOPERATION IN EVIL, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia."
---Cardinal Ratzinger on Worthiness to receive Holy Communion

COMMENTARY: It is impossible for a voter to separate his vote based on issues.  When you vote for a politician, you are voting for ALL his beliefs and political actions.  Therefore, if he approves of abortion, you are approving of abortion by voting for him.  It is far better to pray, let the Hand of Almighty God decide the outcome, and not vote at all if you do not agree with either political party's candidate.  It is God who rewards the Just, and punishes the guilty. 

We must first strive to be a good Christian, rather than striving to be a "good American."  It also must never be viewed as selecting the lessor of two evils.  Evil is evil, and voting for someone whom you believe is the lessor of two evils makes you an accomplice or cooperating with EVIL.  vtb

"But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea."
[Matthew 18:6]  

JESUS:  "And if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican." (Matthew 18:17)

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WHO TRULY LOVE GOD & HIS CHURCH


"The sufferings which she accepted upon herself lessened the pains of others, including souls in purgatory, and helped bring about conversions."

Luisa is given the GIFT OF THE DIVINE WILL
On November 22, 1900, the Lord makes known to Luisa that He wants to give her an extraordinary gift: THE GIFT OF THE DIVINE WILL. This particular grace which God gives to the creature from Himself constitutes a special and free gift. Except for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Luisa is to be the first to receive this grace, but God desires that it must be extended to ALL OF HUMANITY who desire to accept this new event of grace."

XIII, December 5, 1921: 
“The work is already done. There is nothing left except to make it known, so that, not only you, but also others may take part in these great blessings.”

XXXIII, March 4, 1934:
“It behooves you to know that acts done in My Will form the pathways that will serve to admit souls to live in My Will, and they are so very necessary that if heroic souls do not first come forth in order to live in it and form the principal pathways of its kingdom, the generations, not finding those pathways, will not know what to do to enter into My Will.  Do you see how necessary these pathways are!”

XIV, August 23, 1922:
“I told you many times that the mission of calling a soul to live in My Will is the greatest one; it is the highest and most sublime call. There is no other call that can match it”!!!

COMMENTARY:  Living in the Divine Will is the highest spiritual state you can achieve.  It is given to very, very few souls, our Blessed Mother being among them.  To read what was revealed to Luisa is to be enlightened and very beneficial to your spiritual journey in your efforts to obtain that spiritual state.   vtb 

Contact us by phone or email for digital download of Divine Will books $5.00 each.

"This volume is a clear study and report of actions/revelations from Christ to Luisa Picaretta, and Italian mystic who spent most of her life in bed. The book's title gives you a clear and exact report of her conversations with Christ and these are contained in over 30 volumes. 

"Fr. Iannuzzi wrote his dissertation on the writings of Servant of the Lord, Luisa Piccarreta. Her messages from the Lord and the Blessed Mother, which have been approved by the Church, are ones for all mankind. 

Also see category:  Luisa Piccarreta

"Who is Bl. Anne Catherine and what is to be found in her contemplations of JESUS' life?  Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (8 September 1774 – 9 February 1824) was a Roman Catholic Augustinian nun, stigmatic, mystic, visionary and ecstatic...many people find these books of Anne Catherine's visions to be a quite worthwhile source for further reflection upon the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ."

THE GREATEST VISIONARY IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH 

Anne Catherine Emmerich was told by Our Lord that her gift of seeing the past, present, and future in mystic vision was greater than that possessed by anyone else in history.

 



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"'And if they did know about a Saint Valentine, they probably wouldn't realize that he was a priest in the late 3rd century in Rome who was actually martyred for the faith. Very often legends will develop from real facts. There's that little phrase in J.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings where he says, ‘History became legend, and legend became myth.’”







"Pope Francis and Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque, signed a 'Document on Human Fraternity,' which says that 'the diversity of religions' is 'willed by God in His wisdom.'”














A COMPROMISE & A STRONG  ADDITION - TRUMP WILL SIGN BORDER BILL AND DECLARE NATIONAL EMERGENCY AT SOUTHERN BORDER"The President is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country.”









"Congress cannot overturn a declaration by President Trump that the open border is a national emergency.  Even if the U.S. Senate were to side with the Democrats, Chadha explicitly ruled the Congressional veto (termination) of a presidential declaration to be an unconstitutional distortion of the familiar “Schoolhouse Rock” means by which laws are passed and signed by presidents.  Once a law is signed, there is no “claw back” right by Congress."


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AN INSIGHTFUL REVELATION

"Each time we receive Holy Communion, according to St. Gertrude, something good happens to every being in Heaven, on earth, and in purgatory. The Curs de Ars once added that a Communion well received is worth more than a small fortune given to the poor. Each time we receive Communion our place in Heaven is permanently raised and our stay in purgatory is shortened."














MORE OF THE TRUTH IS FINALLY COMING OUT - Muller attempts to set things right - "Cardinal Gerhard Mueller didn’t name Pope Francis in his four-page manifesto, released late Friday. But the document was nevertheless a clear manifestation of conservative criticism of Francis’ emphasis on mercy and accompaniment versus a focus on repeating Catholic morals and doctrine during the previous two papacies.  Mueller wrote that a pastor’s failure to teach Catholic truths was the greatest deception – “It is the fraud of the anti-Christ.”

















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"This line of questioning amounts to nothing less than a religious test for officeholders. Many Americans hold beliefs that marriage is a life-long union between one man and one woman, and many do so because of their religious convictions."










"The Document Effectively Equates All Monotheistic Religions, Putting Christianity On Even Standing With Islam."

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COMMENTARY: Great speech by a great President!





COMMENTARY: He speaks about walls, but ignores the Democrats approving of killing unborn human beings right up to the time of birth!  And what about the wall around the Vatican?  Pope Francis continues to indirectly attack Trump in a rather vengeful way.  Many Catholics view him as a poor, spiritually weak pope and look forward to the day when we again will have a truly good pope.

We know the Vatican is a country.  We know the wall does not go around all of the Vatican, but there is a wall that was built to protect those in the Vatican, and that is what Trump wants for America.  Trump has also never said he objected to migrants coming into our country, but they must do so legally. 

One has only to look at Europe to see the twisted religious way of thinking many migrants have brought into some countries, as well as a higher crime rate.  Trump wants migrants to become good citizens and not come here to radically change our Christian beliefs or vastly add to the number of crimes in our country.  In addition, no one with any common sense would watch or believe everything coming out of Left Wing CNN due to their biased and hateful opinions about Trump, but notice that they are always in agreement with the statements made by Pope Francis when he attacks Trump.

Finally, there are a number of good cardinals and bishops who are also very concerned about the direction Pope Francis is taking the Church.  Lay Catholics also have a right to express their concerns. Even Pope Francis has stated that we have the right to criticize him. Loving the Church involves more than just blindly following every Church leader, it first involves following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. vtb

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COMMENTARY: The proud Cardinal Dolan disagrees with the LORD!:  

JESUS:  "And if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican." (Matthew 18:17)

COMMENTARY:  JESUS without question, is speaking of excommunication, therefore, Dolan does not know what he is talking about when he excuses his behavior and accuses those who see the justification for excommunicating Comou as being "political" or desiring Comou to be "punished."  Unfortunately, It appears that Dolan has developed a friendship with Comou that has clouded Dolans' judgement.  vtb
 
Also note:  

The following memorandum was sent by Cardinal Ratzinger to Cardinal McCarrick and was made public in the first week of July 2004.

General Principles
by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger  

"Presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion should be a conscious decision, based on a reasoned judgment regarding one’s worthiness to do so, according to the Church’s objective criteria, asking such questions as: "Am I in FULL COMMUNION with the Catholic Church? Am I guilty of grave sin? Have I incurred a PENALTY (e.g. excommunication, interdict) that forbids me to receive Holy Communion? Have I prepared myself by fasting for at least an hour?" The practice of indiscriminately presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion, merely as a consequence of being PRESENT at Mass, is an ABUSE that must be corrected (cf. Instruction "Redemptionis Sacramentum," nos. 81, 83)...

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would NOT for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. 

There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to ABORTION and EUTHANASIA.

[N.B.) A Catholic would be guilty of FORMAL COOPERATION IN EVIL, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia. 

When a Catholic does not share a candidate’s stand in favour of abortion and/or euthanasia, but votes for that candidate for other reasons, it is considered REMOTE MATERIAL COOPERATION, which can be PERMITTED in the presence of proportionate reasons."

COMMENTARY: "Proportionate reasons."    Here, the then Cardinal Ratzinger errors.  It is impossible for a voter to separate his vote based on issues.  When you vote for a politician, you are voting for ALL his beliefs and political actions.  Therefore, if he approves of abortion, you are approving of abortion by voting for him.  It is far better to pray, let the Hand of Almighty God decide the outcome, and not vote at all if you do not agree with either political party's candidate.  It is God who rewards the Just, and punishes the guilty. 

We must first strive to be a good Christian, rather than striving to be a "good American."  It also must never be viewed as selecting the lessor of two evils.  Evil is evil, and voting for someone whom you believe is the lessor of two evils makes you an accomplice or cooperating with EVIL.  vtb


AMERICANS HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN DEMOCRATIC PARTY POLITICIANS WHO BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE "RIGHT" TO MURDER UNBORN HUMAN BEINGS, AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT BELIEVES IN THE SANCTITY OF LIFE AT ALL STAGES OF HUMAN EXISTENCE. vtb


















 




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(An in depth look at the great moral issues of our times)
(Periodically updated)

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SPIRITUALLY IMPORTANT TOPICS) 


“I find myself wondering how it can be viewed as ‘progress’ to have gone from a society working to make abortion ‘rare’ to one that urges women to ‘shout your abortion’ as some advocates of this bill boldly announce.”

"It is sometimes claimed that dissent from the magisterium (official teaching of the Church) is totally compatible with being a 'good Catholic' and poses no obstacle to the reception of the sacraments.  This is a grave error."
---Pope John Paul II (Speech to U.S. bishops in Los Angeles, Sept. 16, 1987).


“A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation with evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stance on abortion or euthanasia."

Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion
General Principles
by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
(A memorandum made public in the first week of July, 2004).


JESUS: "And if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican."  (Matthew 18:17)


"Although in your recent State of the State address you cited your Catholic faith and said we should “stand with Pope Francis,” your advocacy of extreme abortion legislation is completely contrary to the teachings of our pope and our Church. Once truth is separated from fiction and people come to realize the impact of the bill, they will be shocked to their core. By that time, however, it may be too late to save the countless lives that will be lost or spare countless women lifelong regret."

"How is it progress to ignore the harm that this will do, not only to innocent infants, born and unborn, but to their mothers? Does the heartache of so many New York women who have been pained by their abortion decisions matter? Is anyone listening to them? How is it really “pro-choice” when a law, which claims to guarantee choice, moves to expand only one option for women?  If abortion is deemed a fundamental right in New York State, will the State then still be able to issue licenses to pro-life nurses or physicians? Will health facilities which do not provide abortions be certified? Will the law allow that even one dollar be given to maternity services without offering women the “choice” of abortion? These are unanswered questions, but I shudder to think of the consequences this law will wreak. You have already uttered harsh threats about the welcome you think pro-lifers are not entitled to in our state. Now you are demonstrating that you mean to write your warning into law. Will being pro-life one day be a hate crime in the State of New York?"

"Where is the priest of his parish? Where is the Bishop of his diocese? This man should be excommunicated from the Church. The Church is complicit in the guilt of this man and other Church members who will vote with him on this bloody law....many persons ask why local Bishops are not excommunicating politicians who support and voted in favour of abortions. The local Bishops do not have to do so because the politicians are already excommunicated by their own actions. They have incurred a latae sententiae excommunication that does not require an official notice that such has been implemented. If the local Bishops do make a statement on the matter, it is simply to confirm that the excommunication has taken place. As can be appreciated from this fact, thousands of worldwide politicians are excommunicated from the Catholic Church."

COMMENTARY: The above explanation does not excuse a bishop from declaring PUBLICLY that an individual is excommunicated from the Church or refusing to allow that individual to receive Holy Communion, for he is committing scandal.  When the main moral issue is scandal, that should be reason enough to excommunicate someone. Those who commit scandal and those cowardly bishops who allow scandal to spread will face a severe judgement by Our Lord:  

"For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come. Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord UNWORTHILY, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.  But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh JUDGEMENT to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord." 
1 Corinthians 11:26-29

CANON LAW 915: "Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion."

"But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea."
[Matthew 18:6]  

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"Scores of liberals in California and beyond have blamed human-caused climate change for the wildfires."

ADVICE FROM THE HOLY BIBLE TO HELP US THROUGH OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength."
[Deuteronomy 6:5]

"And all the days of thy life have God in thy mind: and take heed thou never consent to sin, nor transgress the commandments of the Lord our God."
[Tobias (Tobit) 4:6]

"Let nothing hinder thee from praying always, and be not afraid to be justified even to death: for the reward of God continueth for ever."
[Ecclesiasticus 18:22]

"Behold I command thee, take courage, and be strong. Fear not and be not dismayed: because the Lord thy God is with thee in all things whatsoever thou shalt go."
[Josue (Joshua) 1:9]

"Today there are absolutely no shortages of godless women in our post-Judeo/Christian American culture as we have seen with the Washington D.C." women's" march. What is the most telling part of all of this is that these female hordes choose to have their "protest, celebration" and high holy day on the anniversary weekend of the legalization of abortion. How evil is that! Celebrating women's rights on the foundation of death and barbarity!"

"Bishops, priests and laypeople “have effectively abandoned the Catholic Faith by espousing teachings and practices that are contrary to the Deposit of Faith”, he added.  Burke criticises “the silence of so many cardinals and bishops” who should defend the Faith “vocally” because in the Church's tremendous confusion and growing division it “can never be right” to remain silent."

*APOSTASY:  An act of refusing to continue to follow, obey, or recognize a religious faith.  Abandonment of a previous loyalty: defection.  (Merriam-Webster dictionary)

"And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto him.  That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand.  Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a REVOLT first, and the man of sin  (ANTICHRIST) be revealed, the son of perdition..."
[2 Thessalonians 2:1-3]

Marine Le Pen delivered a speech in Paris to thousands of her National Rally party supporters, who chanted “Macron, resignation!” as she spoke.

She denounced Macron and the EU as agents of globalisation with contempt for ordinary people.  She also said the European Parliament elections in May ought to be a referendum on whether Macron stays in office. “If Macron does not have the wisdom to go back to the people by dissolving parliament, then let the political arbitrage come from European elections,” she said.

"Yeah: If you wanna be famous, and rich, it's easy..."But don't ask me, you need to ask Satan."You can have it all."As a nervous laugh spread through the crowd, Cyrus stopped her bodyguards, seemingly annoyed by the response, and turned back to the crowd saying: "You think I'm joking?"  You asked me how to make it as a pop star and I just told you everything you need to do."If you want everything that I have, then all you have to do is ask Satan for it and you can have it."You need to stop asking Santa for Christmas presents and praying to Jesus because none of them exist."Satan is our Lord, and when you let him into your heart and worship him instead of your make-believe God, then you can have it all."

"Satan is a misunderstood guy who has been judged on his outward appearance rather than by “what he has to offer us as human beings” according to Miley Cyrus, who detailed her relationship with the devil in a Swedish radio interview...Cyrus also claimed that she receives guidance from Satan 'on a fairly regular basis.'  Asked what kind of guidance, Cyrus said, 'Everyday stuff. Normal stuff,' before explaining that Satan’s guidance is 'better than Jesus’ guidance.' 

...Since establishing herself in the global consciousness as a Devil-worshipping entertainer, the singer has attempted to tame her dark image, however the disturbing conversation she held with the Swedish radio hosts suggests she is far from a reformed character, and she has openly sold her soul to Satan."  The incident has also sparked fears around the world that the Illuminati have moved onto the next phase of the masterplan, and have begun openly promoting Satanism as a viable religious choice for those seeking spiritual guidance."

PLEASE NOTE:  There is some controversy as to whether these stories are true or fake news.  However, there are some, perhaps many, who, quoting these stories, are agreeing with what was revealed about Satan.  In addition, if they were not true, they should have been contested by now by the parties in involved, but to-date that has not happened.  For this reason they will remain posted on this website so that the truth about Satan can be shared and misleading assumptions about this totally evil spirit can be corrected.  Should these stories prove to be false, they will be removed from this website with a correction and apology and only the truth about Satan will be published as shown below.   

COMMENTARY: Satan and the devil are mentioned throughout the Sacred Scriptures, and not just by JESUS.  True Christians do not "misunderstand" Satan, they know he is an evil spirit whose main mission is to corrupt souls and bring them into the everlasting punishment of Hell.  In reality, Satan hates all souls and uses every deceitful tactic to convince them to lose sight of sin.  The only "reward" for following him is to suffer for all eternity in the fires of Hell.    

Vincent T. Bemowski - Website Editor

EVIDENCE FROM THE SACRED SCRIPTURES

"Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan: for it is written, The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and him only shalt thou serve."
[Matthew 4:10]

"And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, one of the twelve."
[Luke 22:3]

"And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren."
Luke 22: 31-32

"To open their eyes, that they may be converted from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and a lot among the saints, by the faith that is in me."
[Acts Of Apostles 26:18]

"And the God of peace crush Satan under your feet speedily. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you."
[Romans 16:20]

"To deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ."
[1 Corinthians 5:5]

"That we be not overreached by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his devices."
[2 Corinthians 2:11]

"And no wonder: for Satan himself transformed himself into an angel of light."
[2 Corinthians 11:14]


SPIRITUALLY IMPORTANT TOPICS


THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS - PROPHECIES - 

COMMENTARY: There are a number of websites promoting or dismissing the Three Days of Darkness. Therefore your prayerful discernment is required. However, this website contains a good amount of truth regarding Catholic beliefs on a number of issues. It is also good to remember (although some doubt he actually said this, but it certainly makes sense) what Pope Urban VIII has reportedly said. (Of course, a decision regarding the Three Days of Darkness must be made before it actually happens, otherwise it would be too late):

"In cases which concern private revelations, it is better to believe than not to believe, for, if you believe, and it is proven true, you will be happy that you have believed, because our Holy Mother asked it. If you believe, and it should be proven false, you will receive all blessings as if it had been true, because you believed it to be true."  vtb

FROM THE SACRED SCRIPTURES

"I will yet pour out doctrine as prophecy, and will leave it to them that seek wisdom, and will not cease to instruct their offspring even to the holy age. See ye that I have not laboured for myself only, but for all that seek out the truth."
(Ecclesiasticus, speaking of Wisdom: 24:46-47)

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U.S. DEMOCRATIC PARTY GUILTY OF MASS MURDER
 
Although there are a few in the Republican Party, the U.S. Democratic Party is mostly made up of politicians who believe you have the “right to kill” unborn Americans in the womb.  They have consistently blocked the Republican Party’s attempts to add a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would protect innocent unborn human beings from being sentenced to a “death penalty” & slaughtered, torn apart, & butchered in the womb.
 
For many years spiritually insane actions by Democratic politicians have resulted in the deaths of almost 4,000 human beings EVERY DAY. Millions upon millions have died at their hands. These mass murderers must be removed from office.  Do not  participate in the brutal murders of the innocent unborn by voting for these  inhuman hypocrites.   vtb


EVIDENCE FROM THE SACRED SCRIPTURES
 
"Let HER not be as one DEAD, and as an ABORTIVE that is cast forth from the MOTHER'S WOMB"(Numbers 12:12).
 
"The most High hath SANCTIFIED HIS OWN TABERNACLE"(Psalm 45:5).(God made holy the womb of Mary because He (Jesus) would live within her womb for nine months).
 
"And they shed INNOCENT BLOOD; the blood of their SONS AND OF THEIR DAUGHTERS... And the land was POLLUTED WITH BLOOD...And the Lord was EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY with his people" (Psalms 105:38-40).
 
"And now saith the Lord, that FORMED ME FROM THE WOMB to be his servant..." (Isaias 49:5).

"BEFORE thou camest forth out of the womb, I SANCTIFIED thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations"(Jeremias 1:5).
 
“Now the generation of CHRIST was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, (before they were married) she was found WITH CHILD OF THE HOLY GHOST... Behold a virgin shall be WITH CHILD and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us”  (Matthew 1:18,23).
 
“Behold thou shalt CONCEIVE IN THY WOMB, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS.  And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath CONCEIVED A SON in her old age; and this is the SIXTH MONTH with her... And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of MARY, the INFANT LEAPED IN HER WOMB. And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the FRUIT OF THY WOMB.  And whence is this to me, that the MOTHER OF MY LORD should come to me?  Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid, for behold from henceforth all generations SHALL CALL ME BLESSED” (Luke 1:31,36,41-43,48).
 
“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David... To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was WITH CHILD” (Luke 2:4-5).

SIXTH COMMANDMENT

"You shall not murder."
-Exodus 20:13
The taking of human life is expressly forbidden. Jesus elaborates on this commandment in the Sermon on the Mount, revealing that the sin of murder begins in the heart (Matt. 5:21-22).


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THE SPIRIT OF GOD VERSUS THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTICHRIST

"This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges JESUS CHRIST came in the flesh belongs to GOD, and every spirit that does not acknowledge JESUS CHRIST does not belong to to GOD.  This is the spirit of the antichrist who, as you have heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world.  

You belong to GOD, children, and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.  They belong to the world: accordingly, their teachings belongs to the world, and the world listens to them.  

We belong to GOD, and anyone who knows GOD listens to us, while anyone who does not belong to GOD refuses to hear us.  This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit."  (1 John 4: 2-6)

JESUS said to him, "I am the WAY, and the TRUTH, and the LIFE; no one comes to the FATHER, but by me."  (John 14:6)


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VISIONS OF ANNE CATHERINE EMMERICH 
"Told by Our Lord that her gift of seeing the past, present, and future in mystic visions was greater than that possessed by anyone else in history"


"Who is Bl. Anne Catherine and what is to be found in her contemplations of JESUS' life?  Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (8 September 1774 – 9 February 1824) was a Roman Catholic Augustinian nun, stigmatic, mystic, visionary and ecstatic.  During her later, bedridden years, the poet Clemens Brentano interviewed her at length and wrote books based on his notes of her visions.  Anne Catherine was beatified on October 3, 2004, by Pope John Paul II. When considering Anne Catherine's cause for beautification, the Vatican focused on her own personal piety and disregarded the books written by Brentano.  On the other hand, many people find these books of Anne Catherine's visions to be a quite worthwhile source for further reflection upon the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ."

COMMENTARY: For the Vatican to ignore the writings of Clemens Brentano appears to be very foolish.  There is no doubt that Our Lord wanted her visions & revelations shared with those who value their faith & wish to deepen their knowledge of it.  Only Satan would desire to have Christians ignore these writings.  It is common for writers to expand upon the notes they take, that is because good writers do not need to take word for word notes, but use outlines to remind them of what was revealed in an interview.  Good writers have excellent memories & other than minor errors or occasional language translation errors, can accurately relate the intentions of the person they are interviewing.  

It is the OVERALL MESSAGES that Our Lord would have us learn from, & any human errors, as readers will testify, certainly have not diminished those messages.  Unfortunately, that Vatican investigating committee appears to have had little knowledge of the Lord's Holy Will & the spiritual importance of these writings regarding the good they can accomplish for the Church & mankind.  vtb

 



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"The sufferings which she accepted upon herself lessened the pains of others, including souls in purgatory, and helped bring about conversions."

"Father Gennaro, an enlightened and prudent priest, realizing the wonders that the Lord was working in this soul, ordered her to put into writing all that the Grace of God operated in her.  Luisa did not expect or welcome this order, to which she had to submit with docility, even though it strongly clashed with her humility.

Luisa is given the GIFT OF THE DIVINE WILL
On November 22, 1900, the Lord makes known to Luisa that He wants to give her an extraordinary gift: THE GIFT OF THE DIVINE WILL. This particular grace which God gives to the creature from Himself constitutes a special and free gift. Except for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Luisa is to be the first to receive this grace, but God desires that it must be extended to all of humanity who desire to accept this new event of grace."

"(All citations from Luisa's text are taken from the ecclesiastically approved doctoral dissertation)."

XIII, December 5, 1921: 
“The work is already done. There is nothing left except to make it known, so that, not only you, but also others may take part in these great blessings.”

XXXIII, March 4, 1934:
“It behooves you to know that acts done in My Will form the pathways that will serve to admit souls to live in My Will, and they are so very necessary that if heroic souls do not first come forth in order to live in it and form the principal pathways of its kingdom, the generations, not finding those pathways, will not know what to do to enter into My Will.  Do you see how necessary these pathways are!”

XIV, August 23, 1922:
“I told you many times that the mission of calling a soul to live in My Will is the greatest one; it is the highest and most sublime call. There is no other call that can match it”!!!

COMMENTARY:  Living in the Divine Will is the highest spiritual state you can achieve.  It is given to very, very few souls, our Blessed Mother being among them.  To read what was revealed to Luisa is to be enlightened and very beneficial to your spiritual journey in your efforts to obtain that spiritual state.   vtb 

Contact us by phone or email for digital download of Divine Will books $5.00 each.

"This volume is a clear study and report of actions/revelations from Christ to Luisa Picaretta, and Italian mystic who spent most of her life in bed. The book's title gives you a clear and exact report of her conversations with Christ and these are contained in over 30 volumes. She spent her life being supervised, in a way, by a number of priests who were assigned to give her spiritual direction. This particular book is the result of Father Joseph Iannuzzi looking at her work and doing a sound spiritual analysis of what she experienced and wrote. Interestingly, there is a chapter that clearly explains how on can enter "Living in the Divine Will" which is what the volume is all about. Her written volumes come from "orders" given by the spiritual directors that assisted her."

"Fr. Iannuzzi wrote his dissertation on the writings of Servant of the Lord, Luisa Piccarreta. Her messages from the Lord and the Blessed Mother, which have been approved by the Church, are ones for all mankind. The Lord gave up His life for us and part of His gift is the Gift of Living in the Divine Will. This gift will restore what we lost through Adam. Luisa wrote twenty volumes plus, 8500 pages. Fr. Iannuzzi has condensed these writings, via his dissertation, into a book that all can read and understand. Well, not sure any of our puny intellects can truly comprehend this as it is so far above us, but, to live the desire to receive this gift is the goal. I have this e-version and also the physical book which can be obtained from Fr. Iannuzzi's website. I read the book at home and take the e-book when I am out. This is a big book. :) It is also beautiful. Your heart will soar as you read this."

Also see category:  Luisa Piccarreta



"The current Vatican regime will damage the Catholic Church, writes Russell Ronald Reno, editor of FirstThings.com (January 10).  Reno describes Francis as lax, ruthless, cold, cunning and quick to denounce, “He governs with gestures, slogans, and sentiments.”  Already before, Jorge Bergoglio wrecked institutions he was in charge of by sowing division, Reno adds. An example is the Jesuit province in Argentina."

Commentary:  Pope Paul VI once stated: "The smoke of Satan has entered the Church."  Sadly, this has been, and continues to be confirmed by the confusion and lack of spiritual leadership Catholics are receiving from Pope Francis whom, because of his pride, has brought about great divisions within the once unified Church.  

Added to this are the revelations of sexual abuse by mostly homosexual priests, and the fact that these immoral acts were hidden by some bishops resulting in grave scandals, not only in the Church, but throughout the world.  The damage done to the Church cannot be adequately described, as many innocent priests and bishops have  suffered great harm in the way of false accusations and disrespect from the public at large.  vtb

"Cardinal Burke stated that Pope Benedict was “very clear on this [matter of abuse],” while “it is difficult now to say what exactly the approach” to the current abuse crisis is under Pope Francis. “It is more confusing than anything.”  When discussing the recent statements of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò and his own call for Pope Francis to resign, Burke said that “whether we should go so far as to demand his [Francis'] resignation, is another question.” “But it is true,” Burke continued, “that, for classical commentators, a pope who departs from his office in dogmatic questions, that is to say, who is guilty of heresy ceases to be the Pope, automatically.” 


Commentary: Any sane citizen who truly loves America will respond in a positive way to his patriotic requests.  vtb


TRUMP EXPRESSES HIS OPINION THAT BORDER SECURITY REQUIRES A WALL & THE LACK OF RESPECT SHOWN BY DEMOCRATIC LEADERS - Trump: Military will build wall if necessary -  "Sparks flew as the three continued to clash, but Trump brought everything to a halt when he said that he will accept responsibility if gridlock leads to another government shutdown.  “If there’s not border security, I won’t take it!” Trump exclaimed. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.”

Commentary: "The main reason some of the Catholic bishops hid these type sexual crimes is due to the fact that these bishops failed to follow the Word of Almighty God as revealed to St. Paul: 

"Them that sin (priests) REPROVE BEFORE ALL, (make public) that the rest also may have fear" (Timothy 5:17)  

However, many of the clergy are also neglecting God's Word in other areas, but since they are not against any civil laws, they continue to fail to preach these things as sins, and many bishops are among them.  If a bishop or priest does not clearly identify a sin, it may not be confessed.  For example, here are some sins rarely spoken of in today's Church:
 
Gossiping in church before, during, and immediately after Mass, dressing immodestly, using contraceptives, not keeping the Lord's Day holy and/or failing to come to Sunday Mass, using profanity, overeating (gluttony), watching pornography on the Internet or on T.V., watching TV shows and movies that approve of profanity and sexual immorality, refusing to honor your mother and/or father, lying to or cheating others, drunkenness, immoral sex, and failing to read and study the Holy Bible.  Not to be forgotten are those priests who act like comics at Mass and turn it into a "celebration" rather than a holy, spiritual experience.   vtb

"But a time of more severe trials is also coming for the Church.  Cardinals will oppose Cardinals and Bishops will oppose Bishops.  Satan will enter into their very midst.  In Rome, also, will occur great changes.  What is rotten falls, and what falls must not be retained.  The Church will be obscured, and all the world will be thrown into great confusion."



"Our Lady of America: "...even should such destruction happen because there were not enough souls who took my warnings seriously, there will remain a remnant -- untouched by the chaos who, having been faithful in following me and spreading my warnings, will gradually inhabit the earth again with their dedicated and holy lives.  These will renew the earth in the power and Light of the Holy Spirit."

"... there are, arguably, far more traitors on American soil today than ever before in history. They are not traitors in the legal sense, and this is because treason is defined as giving aid and comfort to an enemy in time of war, and the U.S. is not currently in a declared war with any nation. Still, many Americans can be considered traitors in the looser sense of the term. They may not be providing aid to an official enemy, but they are engaged in a serious betrayal, nonetheless."

"The cautionary part of this tale is that a society ruled by Sharia law doesn’t necessarily turn immediately, rather, it’s often a gradual process."

"Islam and Sharia continue to furtively creep into every aspect of American culture. And too few people are talking about it. Why? Because Americans have been conditioned by the liberal elites to be tolerant and compassionate, to embrace multiculturalism and respect each other’s beliefs, ideals and values. That’s wonderful in a utopian world, but the fact is, Islam doesn’t embrace any aspect of Western civilization — much less American culture."

"Former First Lady Michelle Obama went on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Friday night to promote her new book “Becoming” which is on the bestseller list. But she used it as an opportunity to bash the morals of President Donald Trump."

A DISCIPLE OF DEVIL? THE EYES SAY IT ALL - CHELSEA CLINTON SAYS SATANISM IS A RELIGION THAT DESERVES RESPECT - "The 37-year-old Clinton, fired back at critics who denounced her warm greeting to the Church of Satan on Twitter on January 1, claiming that Satanists, devil-worshipers and Luciferians deserve civility and respect."

"The Satanic Temple is obsessed with abortion. Its mission statement says it offers “legal protection against laws that unscientifically restrict women's reproductive autonomy.” So critical is abortion to these Satanists that they have a “Religious Rights Reproductive Rights Campaign”: it advocates on behalf of the so-called religious rights of Satanists to campaign for abortion."

"During this clinic blessing, participants will gather with local faith leaders and guests to ask for God's blessing upon Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio's East Columbus Surgical facility, the abortion providers and staff, and all those who pass through the center.  In celebration of conscience and moral decision making, this event will include interfaith blessings, prayers, and testimonies about receiving and providing abortion care. This clinic blessing will create space for progressive voices of faith to speak boldly in support of comprehensive reproductive health care, especially abortion."

"There are many who hate me and my deeds, and who account my words as  sorrow and vanity, but instead, with affection and love, embrace the whore monger: the devil." 

"Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?"   
2 Corinthians 6:14

"In particular, he would frequently relate to the boys how to stay protected against the devil. Below is his advice and, if followed faithfully, Bosco claimed “the devil will never prevail against you.”

"I, Sister Faustina Kowalska, by the order of God, have visited the Abysses of Hell so that I might tell souls about it and testify to its existence...the devils were full of hatred for me, but they had to obey me at the command of God, What I have written is but a pale shadow of the things I saw. But I noticed one thing: That most of the souls there are those who disbelieved that there is a hell." (Diary 741)


"The Power of the Mass is for you!  It is the sacrifice of sacrifices, because it is the sacrifice of God for us." 



"The angels are present especially at the Eucharistic Sacrifice. The Mass is, actually, a sacramental participation in the liturgy of heaven, the cult* officially rendered to the Trinity by the full host of the spiritual creation. The presence of the angels introduces the Eucharist into heaven itself. They help to surround it with a sacred mystery."

"During the 17th century, a grieving young girl approached Benedictine Abbot Millán de Mirando at the monastery of Our Lady of Montserrat. She begged the abbot to say three Masses for her deceased father. 

"We should thank God for everything in life. We thank Him for the easy times and thank Him for the trials, which are His way of caressing and purging us. When we suffer well on earth it erases entire decades of purgatory, which we remember in a special way today as we remember all the departed souls.  Asked how a person can do purgatory on earth, Padre Pio once remarked, “By accepting everything from God’s hands. By offering everything up to Him with love and thanksgiving so as to enable us to pass from our deathbed to paradise.” 

"The final medical statement by the Department of Forensic Medicine found that “in the histopathological image, the fragments (of the Host) were found containing the fragmented parts of the cross-striated muscle. It is most similar to the heart muscle. Tests also determined the tissue to be of human origin, and found that it bore signs of distress."

"Dedicated to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, the Fraternity of St. Peter was created and exists solely to promote the glorious mass of ages to the faithful. They celebrate the Tridentine rite according to the 1962 version of the Missale Romanum."

SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY EXPLAINED

"[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believe, to the Jew first, and to the Greek.  [17] For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man lives by faith.  [18] For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice:  [19] Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them.  [20] For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; his eternal power also, and divinity: so that they are inexcusable.

Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened.  [22] For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.  [23] And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of four footed beasts, and of creeping things.  [24] Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonor their own bodies among themselves.  [25] Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

[26] For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.  [27] And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.  [28] And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient;  [29] Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, [30] Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents 

[31] Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.  [32] Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them."

Romans 1:16-32

NOTES:  [26] "God delivered them up": Not by being author of their sins, but by withdrawing his grace, and so permitting them, in punishment of their pride, to fall into those shameful sins.

"What did each color actually mean to the "gay pride" devotees?"

Hot pink = Sex
Red = Life
Orange = Healing
Yellow = Sunlight
Green = Nature
Turquoise = Magic/Art
Indigo = Serenity
Violet = Spirit

TEXAS BISHOP CALLS FOR FIDELITY TO CHURCH TEACHING ON HOMOSEXUALITY - "Bp. Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas spoke out against homosexualist clergy being allowed free reign to speak in various dioceses. "Do we believe the doctrine of the Church or not?" the bishop asked, continuing, "There's a priest that travels around now, basically saying that he doesn't, and he seems to be very well promoted in various places."

"At the age of 9, Joseph fell fast into the habit of viewing hard-core pornography. A switch flipped. Almost overnight he started acting out violently towards his younger sister and classmates. Now at age 13, Joseph calls himself a recovered porn addict. How did he get there and how did he recover? Discover the story of this brave young man and his parents in the Over 18 documentary."

"When slanderous assaults are made against the Catholic Church, the Catholic League hits the newspapers, television, and radio talk shows defending the right of the Church to promote its teachings with as much verve as any other institution in society."

SAINT JUDE RESEARCH HOSPITAL - HIS STORY"Woods complained of headaches, ran a fever and threw up in the mornings after he woke. His parents, Ashley and Henry, worried something was wrong.  Just before Woods’ fourth birthday, their fears were confirmed when a CT scan revealed Woods had a type of cancerous brain tumor called medulloblastoma."

"The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay."


"AMAC is the fastest-growing conservative 50+ organization in America. In just a few short years, one and a half million people have joined and now carry the AMAC membership card. AMAC was built by folks who feel the same way you do. You are not alone!  AMAC believes in – and stands up for – the values that have made America so great: faith, family, and freedom."

Commentary: Left-leaning biased news coverage.  Provides a useful service for many newspapers, but since many of their journalists appear to be Democrats, they often inject their own political views into news stories and confuse their readers as to what is actually "news," and what is simply the opinion of an AP journalist.  Newspapers that rely on this news service as their main source of news will never truly offer "balanced" news and therefore are not truly serving the public - they are only serving themselves.  vtb

"I have seen scandal come from Pope Francis’ actions too many times and it hurts me to see Holy Mother Church in the state it is today, divided, broken and bleeding, and I will be open about that with people because I believe it is important to talk about. But as much as I dislike Pope Francis, I still pray for him for the sake of our Church and I hope you will, too."

"A year ago tomorrow I made public a letter that I wrote to Pope Francis expressing my deep concern about the “chronic confusion” in the Church and the way that his “seemingly intentional lack of clarity risks sinning against the Holy Spirit.”  In the immediate aftermath of the letter’s publication, I received over 300 emails and over 40 letters (most from the United States, but a fair number from many countries around the world) – all of which, except two, were POSITIVE."

"Francis has created 59 of the current 124 voting cardinals, the report, also picked up by the Vatican-based Italian news website Il Sismografo, said, but few of those created by either Benedict XVI or Pope Saint John Paul II know the newer cardinals and many of the newer cardinals do not know each other.  “It will be hard to vote,’’ Burke said. “We need regular meetings.”

"The spiritual world was real to me, even as a child, because of my engagement with the occult. What started out as intrigue and entertainment quickly led to a lifestyle of encounter with the stuff of Hollywood lore. I remember watching a chair slide across the floor and a candle floating off the coffee table. I saw things no one should see."

"We are in a time when the devil is seeking to conquer America," he wrote.  "If our generation fails to take authority over the devil and his demons, our children and their children could well live in a country that is tyrannized by a demon-possessed dictator, an Adolph Hitler or Josef Stalin," Sumrall openly fretted.

DO YOU WANT THIS WOMAN TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY?




Give that guy an Academy Award! The guy they call the ex-president of the U.S. who, according to the fawning mainstream media, was “the smartest guy in the room”.  Barack Obama, henpecked by overbearing wife, Michelle and mentored in so many moves by former top adviser Valerie Jarrett, both of whom liked to remind the world how “tired” he was,  has come out of ‘Resistance’ trashing President Donald Trump as ‘Confused, blind, shrouded with Hate…and having Mommy Issues’.  Make that “shrouded by” not shrouded with hate”, Mr. Obama and you’ll have it right.  Tired was a strange state for a president who spent the lion’s share of his time in office playing golf and taking lavish vacations:  “Sitting on their hands during President Trump’s congressional address Tuesday night, the dressed in white, with purple buttons, Nancy Pelosi-led Democrats were showing loyalty to an ex-president rather than the duly elected current one.

"The media and other Democrats are saying that Trump and Republicans have divided the country and encourage hate. They also say Trump and Republicans are using fear to encourage their base to vote. It is clear the media is mixed up because the country has been divided long before Trump and the Democrats have always injected fear into elections. They must have AMNESIA."

YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR DNA, A MALE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A MALE & A FEMALE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A FEMALE - Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence - "The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times. Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing."

DIES AT AGE 94 - George H.W. Bush, a life in photos - 

"With a rich political and personal legacy, former President George H. W. Bush left no shortage of memorable photos from his time both in and out of office. He was also no stranger to controversy and was voted out after one term, bringing an end to the Reagan Republican era."

"In most of the world, if you push sex onto pre-teens, you go to jail. Most of the world, except Netflix."

EVIL REPLACED BY GOODNESS








"Did you know that the US  Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against many major civil rights acts in U.S. history?"


“Believe in yourselves. Believe in your future.  And believe, once more, in America.”
---President Donald J. Trump



"Throughout his Presidency we will do our best to give unbiased and objective grading on Donald Trump’s performance."

"Comment by SCL: Kim Clement, a highly respected minister with a prophetic ministry and who died recently, appears to have given a prophecy in 2007 and later, about Donald Trump becoming President for two terms.  Everything about what Clement is quoted as saying agrees with what I have felt during this same time-frame about what God is about to do – pouring out spiritual, political, and financial blessings upon America not just for America, but for the whole world.  I believe we are entering into the final days (”The Final Countdown”) in which we will see God’s  merciful and loving fulfillment of Luke 14:23 – the final, compelling, in-gathering of souls around the world lasting for the next several decades – before Jesus comes for His church."


OUR TROOPS LOVE PRESIDENT TRUMP & HE LOVES THEM!







Commentary: Without question, Trump has his faults, but the fact that the U.S. Democratic Party believes you have the "right" to murder an unborn human being through a gruesome abortion, far exceeds Trump's flaws.  Whether or not you believe what this "Prophet" says, this video is well worth your time to view and listen to  because President Trump, without question, is greatly in need of our prayers.

"Any GOP candidate that is out there on the campaign trail should be using all of these successes when they sleep through their constituents. If the Republicans lose the House of Representatives, is because they wanted to. There is no way that you can lose a congressional seat with all of the winnings Pres. Trump has been accomplishing over the last two years.  Everything on this list, from the economy to unemployment, to the return of American businesses, domestic infrastructure, and law and order has been met and exceeded under this current Commander-in-chief."

“Respondents decisively side against the media when it comes to fair and unbiased coverage of the President and Republicans,” says a new survey from McLaughlin & Associates which reveals that only 9 percent of Americans now say that news coverage in general is “fair or not biased” regarding Mr. Trump and the GOP.

EDITORIAL

THE RIGHTS OF THE MAJORITY

In a true Republic or a Democracy, the majority rules.  Therefore, governments and courts must never override the rights or religious beliefs of the majority to suit the so-called "rights" or religious beliefs of an individual or a group of minorities, unless mistreatment can be proven to exist.  vtb

"She wrote in her Diary on March 1942: “The Virgin Mary appeared to me with tears in her eyes. I approached her and said, ‘Why are you crying?’  ‘I am crying because I cannot appease the anger of my Son against the human race. If men don’t do penance, the war will not end and much blood will be spilled. My daughter, immodest fashions and dishonesty have enraged God. Pray and do penance. Pray the Rosary frequently. It is the only powerful weapon to attract the blessings."








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Commentary:  As some of you are aware, there is much confusion as to what is actually the truth in regard to some of the views and statements by Pope Francis and others at the Vatican, so your prayers and discernment are required as you review them.   vtb





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Commentary: Again, as with some individuals at the Vatican (especially Pope Francis), some bishops are not always teaching correct Church Doctrine.  They also have a tendency to lean toward the opinions of the Left.  Therefore, your prayers and discernment are required.  vtb

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SPECIAL SPIRITUAL & SOCIAL REPORTS


"WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF EXHORTATIONS 
TO BE SILENT.  CRY OUT WITH A HUNDRED THOUSAND TONGUES.  I SEE THAT THE WORLD IS ROTTEN BECAUSE OF SILENCE." - 
---ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA - 

"Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the TRADITIONS  which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle."  2 Thessalonians 2:14

"Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come DANGEROUS times.  Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God: Having an APPEARANCE indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof.  Now these AVOID."  2 Timothy 3:1-5

MANKIND'S DARKEST OR FINEST HOUR? 
 
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, (unwilling or unable to believe something) it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way (Hell)—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest (Church & political) authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil..."
---Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)

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"It is a characteristic of any decaying civilization that the great masses of the people are unaware of the tragedy.  Humanity in a crises is generally insensitive to the gravity of the times in which it lives.  Men do not want to believe their own times are wicked, partly because they have no standard outside of themselves by which to measure their times.  If there is no fixed concept of justice, how shall men know it is violated?

Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world; the great masses without faith are unconscious of the destructive processes going on, because they have lost the vision of the heights from which they have fallen." 

---Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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"The work of the devil will creep even into the Church in such a way that cardinals will be opposed to other cardinals, and bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me, will be despised and hindered by their brethren...the Church will be full of those who accept compromises."
---Our Lady of Akita





15 DRAMATIC EVENTS NEAR & AT THE END OF THE WORLD





“Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers… in the form of a religious deception which will be one of apostasy.”
― Catechism of the Catholic Church #675


"We are now in a cold one — the Cold Civil War of 2018. Never before, not during the protests over Viet Nam, not during the race riots, even the hippie-music-drug rebellion of the Sixties, has the United States (“one nation, indivisible”) been so divided. On both sides of the cultural and political aisles, the attitude is no longer compromise, in the tradition of Adams, Jefferson, of the Founding Fathers, but battles over every aspect of modern life, with the taking of no prisoners."


PROPHECY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel.  We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it. . . .How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time."
----Pope John Paul II

"'As I was praying for Poland, I heard the words:' 'I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to My will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming.' (The Diary of St. Faustina, 1732)."

"Padre Pio told Father Amorth"Satan has been introduced into the bosom of the Church and he will within a very short time come to rule a false Church."  Amorth says that Padre Pio was "really tormentedby one issue that is "the great apostasy within the Church."





Commentary:  This does not mean that the current pope, (Pope Francis) is the Anti-Christ in disguise.  It appears to be very likely that because Francis has opened the door to a vastly more confused, liberal  Church where all kinds of divisions are taking place, he has set the stage for Satan's rule at some point in the future.   vtb

"The work of the devil will creep even into the Church in such a way that cardinals will be opposed to other cardinals, and bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me, will be despised and hindered by their brethren...the Church will be full of those who accept compromises."









"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.  vtb


"Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom …  I call heaven and earth today to witness against you.  I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse"  
(Dt 30:15, 20).

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WHAT IS YOUR MISSION IN LIFE?

“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.

He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place,  while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.

Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may  throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.”

---John Henry Newman

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A Must See Video!! - "We are living the Book of Revelation."


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"This the novel that Pope Francis  recommends -- as a warning.  A final attack occurs just as the last of the faithful, having taken vows to die in the name of faith, are singing the Tantum Ergo.  The last words of the novel: 'Then the world passed, and the  glory of it.' 

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"He who rebels against the Church is a rotten member, and what is done to His Vicar on earth, (the Pope) be it reverence or insult, is done to God in Heaven. Think not that God is sleeping over the injuries that have been done to His Spouse" (the Church)."
----ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA

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The Secret of the Poor Souls in Purgatory - An interview with Maria Simma of Austria - "Since 1940 (she was then aged 25), a privileged soul, named  Maria Simma, has had regular visits from the souls in Purgatory to explain their sufferings and to ask for prayers and Masses to be released from Purgatory."

What does Our Lady say about Purgatory? "There are many souls in Purgatory. There are also persons who have been consecrated to God – some priests, some religious.  Pray for their intentions, at least the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be, seven times each, and the  Creed.  I recommend it to you. There is a  large number of souls who have been in Purgatory a long time because no one prays for them." 

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THE FALSE TEACHINGS OF THE WORLD VERSUS THE TRUTH

"Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, & the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world."
(Romans 1:25-32)


"O how good an sweet is thy spirit, O Lord, in all things!  And therefore thou chastisest  them that err, by little and little; and  admonish them, and speakest  to them, concerning the things wherein they offend; that leaving their  wickedness, they may  believe in thee, O Lord

"Because they did works hateful to thee... 
merciless MURDERERS OF THEIR OWN CHILDREN... (ABORTION).  Wherefore thou hast also greatly tormented them who in their life have lived foolishly and unjustly, by the same things which they worshiped.  For they went astray for a long time in the ways of error, holding those things for gods (material things) which are the most worthless among beasts, living after the manner of children without understanding
Therefore thou hast sent a judgment upon them... they suffered by those very things which they took for gods..." (the loss of material things).  (Wisdom 12:1-2,4-5,23-25,27)

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"Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s most senior liturgical official, has accused some senior Catholic prelates from rich countries of trying to dilute Christian morality by changing teaching on abortion, euthanasia and “other problematic family situations."

"When did Sunday go from being the Day of the Lord to an hour for the Lord…maybe…unless…you know….there is something more interesting or important in my life?"

Commentary: Notice that these insults and his immoral conduct were not brought to light or corrected by Francis.  vtb

Commentary: Pope Francis again fails to tell the truth.  The so-called "evil" is being done against Cardinal Burke, and not Cardinal Maradiaga as confirmed in the above related article.  For a Pope to defend those who slander and attack  people like Cardinal Burke in such a rude manner is disgraceful.  vtb

"His modesty and humility have made him a popular figure around the world. But inside the church, his reforms have infuriated conservatives and sparked a revolt."

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 especially 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.   vtb


"Fr. Thomas Weinandy, a prolific author and highly accomplished theologian and member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission sent a letter to Pope Francis on July 31, in which he expressed deep concerns about the present pontificate." 

Commentary: This priest speaks the truth, but will he be listened to by the many  spiritually lukewarm cardinals &  bishops, or other priests?  What Pope Francis has done, and continues to do, (as noted in Father  Weinandy's letter) is gravely sinful and this must also be addressed by the clergy.  vtb

"He basically gave God an ultimatum.  “If you want me to write something, you have to give me a clear sign... There was no longer any  doubt in my mind that Jesus wanted me to write something,” Weinandy said.  “I also think it significant that it was an Archbishop that  Jesus used.  I considered it an  apostolic mandate.”

Commentary: Yes Francis, that is true. The Left is always looking for "new ways" to  slander people, change history and traditions, weaken or destroy the family, kill and murder the unborn, and tell lies to the general public.  vtb

"Because the Pope does not want to answer we do not know. We seem to remember that a Jesuit near him said that the reason was that the questions were ideological. Sorry, but it sounds a bit weak. The task of authority is to clarify their thinking: and thus making it evident..."

Commentary: Pope Francis should be "corrected" by most of cardinals and bishops so a unified front may be in place.  But we know that will never happen because Francis has a certain  fearful presence that prevents them from acting.  Therefore they remain cowards while the Church splits apart into an "to each his own" state.  vtb


IMPORTANT TWO PART BOOKLET ON STATE OF CHURCH WRITTEN BY VINCENT T. BEMOWSKI & BLESSED BY CARDINAL STICKLER - 
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Special Writings on the Spiritual State of the Catholic Church -  (Internal link, backspace to return)


Commentary:  A much needed clear definition of accepting Almighty God's Holy Will concerning how He has created us, and not following the desire of Satan to have us change our sexual identity and bring about an immoral state of existence that could cause us to lose our soul.  vtb






TRIBUTES TO OUR BRAVE, FALLEN SOLDIERS








Don't be afraid, she added, 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. Then she concluded: ‘nevertheless, Our Lady has already crushed his head’.” -
---Sister Lucia of Fatima

SPIRITUAL CHALLENGE 

At Fatima, Our Lady asks: "Do you want to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the sufferings which He will send you, in an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?"  (Memoirs of Sister Lucia, I, 162).

DAILY MORNING PRAYER

My Lord Jesus, I offer you all my sufferings of this day, to be used in union with yours, for the good of my soul, the good of the Church, the conversion of sinners & of Russia, relief for the poor souls, & the favors I ask of you....


"Augustine says in his Rule: ‘Show mercy not only to yourselves, but also to him who, being in the higher position among you, is therefore in greater danger.’  But fraternal correction is a work of mercy.  Therefore even prelates ought to be corrected.” 
---St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II, II, q. 33, a. 4, Sed Contra."





“Every pain has its end and then life in freedom begins there where all of my children come – where everything is returned. My children, your battle is difficult. It will be even more difficult, but you follow my example. Pray for the strength of faith; trust in the love of the Heavenly Father. I am with you. I am manifesting myself to you. I am encouraging you. With immeasurable motherly love I am caressing your souls."

"Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."  Isaias (Isaiah) 5:20





MARY, QUEEN OF HEAVEN & EARTH, PRAY FOR US





"Montfort explains that in the days leading to the Antichrist, a powerful group will emerge from among the clergy which, through their  devotion to Mary, will be granted special powers to fight Satan..."

"Our Lady (said) that we are called to practice  (these things) during this “final battle” against  Satan. These are  devotion to: Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart,  the Holy Rosary, the Brown Scapular.  However it is of the greatest importance to note that the final apparition of  Fatima also directs us towards the intercession of St Joseph, whom Our Lord intimately associated with Himself in his blessing of the world."


"BE NOT AFRAID"
John 6:20

"Of what should we be afraid? 
Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. 
We have discovered what we have to do. 
Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them.  
So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves  with the sign of the most Holy Cross." 
---St Catherine of Siena

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"Asking President Trump not to tweet would be like asking Teddy Roosevelt to carry a smaller stick. Or advising Abraham Lincoln that it’s more concise to just say “eighty-seven years ago.” President Trump will tweet until his final day in office, and he’d be a fool not to."







Commentary: It may not all be true, but there is a significant  amount of information and testimonies that provide ample evidence of the true character of Pope Francis.  vtb






"If one is called to be Catholic, one follows what the Church teaches; that is the correct understanding of conscience (as upheld also by Vatican II). And if one really cannot follow what the Church teaches, then one’s conscience requires that one leave the Church." 
---His Excellency, The Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino.  Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin (Deceased)






Commentary:  Within the news stories and commentaries on this website you will find many reasons why the Church has fallen so low in true spirituality. We are being strongly called to prayer and participating at Holy Mass as often as possible to strengthen our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. We must go to Him.  This is how we will receive  His Peace, a Peace the world cannot give us.   vtb



"Young people are drawn to the Traditional Latin Mass by its “beauty," “sense of mystery” and “transcendence”, Archbishop Alexander K Sample has said.  Speaking during a Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, Archbishop Sample praised Pope Benedict XVI for the “great gift” of Summorum Pontificum – the document that allowed the traditional Mass to be more widely celebrated – and said the “reverence and sacredness” of the old Mass would enrich the Novus Ordo."


"According to legend, the line represents the blow with which St. Michael sent the devil to hell - In any case, it is surprising how well these sanctuaries are, in fact, aligned. 





"This grace-filled place has been attracting visitors from all over the world." 

"Nancy Foytik, a retired grandmother, was diagnosed with a dangerous cancer when she visited the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin, the only Church recognized apparition in the United States.  Foytik told Today (March 28) that the doctors expected her to die within two years.  At the shrine, Foytik “felt” a voice saying that she would be all right.  After the pilgrimage, a surgery was performed but found that the cancer had vanished. There is no medical explanation for this although spontaneous remissions of cancers are a known phenomenon."

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"Henry Sire has been expelled for his strong criticisms of Pope Francis, but plans to appeal."

Commentary:  Where are the signs that show Pope Francis has the "mercy" he often speaks of in regard to not only Mr. Sire, but Archbishop Vigano, Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Sarah, and others, while allowing liberal members of the clergy to run wild with their opinions?

And where is the "justice" regarding this case?  Francis acknowledges we have the right to criticize a pope, but apparently not without repercussions from the Vatican or other members of the clergy.  This type behavior is viewed by many as a very sad state of affairs that casts a large shadow on the leadership in today's Church.  vtb

"Spencer is the author of 18 books on Islam—that’s over one per year—including The Truth about Muhammad (another NYT bestseller); The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran; Religion of Peace?: Why Christianity Is, and Islam Isn’t; and the just-published A History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS. But that just scratches the surface."

"Haley's statement was an apparent rebuke of language used by Trump on the campaign trail in recent weeks, especially in the wake of the contentious confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh."

“The church needs to get cleansed,” said Josweg, 69, a parishioner at St. Patrick’s in Carlsbad. “I believe in Jesus as the son of God and Creator of the world — I happen to be Catholic. But the organization that I belong to is totally corrupt.”

Commentary: "Totally corrupt" is taking it too far. There are still many good priests and some good bishops.  When we exaggerate we over complicate the problem.  Wisdom requires a fair & balanced view of the state of the Church. vtb   Please see:  SPIRITUAL STATE OF CATHOLIC CHURCH - (Internal link, backspace to return)

"Like many Catholics, I have a sincere love for Pope Francis. Yet, I was shocked to learn of the extraordinary restrictions he placed upon the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the opening day of their conference, which was convened to deal with the catastrophic sex abuse crisis impacting our church.  Specifically, the president of the USCCB, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, stated, “At the insistence of the Holy See we will not be voting … ” In other words, the pope has stated that bishops have no rights to independently institute protocols for the protection of our children and young adults."

Commentary: Pope Francis appears to be a man of contradictions. He has actively promoted the idea of a Church basically ruled by the bishops, rather than the pope. However, this apparently only applies unless HE CHOOSES to determine the outcome of an issue. When that happens he takes full control of the issue. On the other hand, many bishops do not seem capable of coming up with the correct solution to some of the grave moral problems we are facing in today's world and the Church. vtb

"The final report of the fifteenth general session of the Synod of Bishops, held on the topics of young people, faith, and vocational discernment, was released Saturday.  The document says the Church must find NEW WAYS of presenting its teaching on sexuality and continue to “accompany” and “listen to” people with same-sex attraction."

"It’s finally happened. Now that the US Bishops Conference is over, and absolutely nothing was done to combat the crisis of homosexual abuse and cover up within the US Catholic Church, I can finally say I’ve lost faith. No, I haven’t lost faith in Jesus Christ. No, I haven’t lost faith in the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. No, I haven’t lost faith in the Creed, or the sacraments, or the teachings of the Church. No, I haven’t even lost faith in the Catholic Church herself.  What I have lost faith in is the hierarchy of bishops, and their ability to solve problems collectively.  I have also lost faith in the pope."

"The text arrived in the Vatican too late to be studied and discussed, there are problems of agreement with the canonical norms, some of the “standards” risk being “generic."

"One thing this does demonstrate, however, is that it is only the Traditionalists and the rabid revolutionaries in robes we still call bishops who fully understand the importance of the ancient liturgy. They need to kill it in order to kill the FAITH it embodies."

Commentary: It is not just the Italian bishops.  The vast majority of bishops in the United States for years have chosen to limit the number of parishes that have a Traditional Mass, and this usually amounts to only one parish.  vtb

"Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children; German chancellor Angela Merkel has no children.  British prime minister, Theresa May has no children; Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children; Holland’s, prime minister, Mark Rutte, Sweden’s Stefan Löfven, Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel, and Scotland’s, first minster Nicola Sturgeon — all have no children.  The list goes on… Latvia’s childless president is Raimonds Vējonis, Lithuania’s childless president is Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Romania’s childless president is Klaus Werner Iohannis. And, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission too, has no children and is family-less."

"Simply put, Chicago has a massive Black-on-Black murder problem. All of the data below comes from the Chicago Police Department. You can access it here."

"I think the growing interest in witches and witchcraft speaks to a uniquely unsettled moment in U.S. history — and an unprecedented loss of hope felt by an entire generation. Absent anything else to hold on to, we’re reaching into the dark."

"Preference for cremation in the United States has risen dramatically in recent decades. According to a July 2017 National Funeral Directors Association report, a slim majority (50.2 percent) of Americans opted to be cremated whereas 43.5 percent chose to be buried.  Reformed theologian John Piper noted in a 2016 Desiring God essay that in 1960 only 3.5 percent of people were cremated and in 1999 it had grown to 24.8 percent. In some states the number has risen to 75 percent, a trend he attributes to increasing secularization and economics."

"The first duty of the Church is to bring people to God. The Church's answers to social and environmental problems are "secondary", Cardinal Gerhard Müller told an audience in Den Bosch, Netherlands on November 18.  And, "We cannot replace the Church of Jesus Christ, the sacraments, with a social organisation."

"Five prelates, however, ran counter to the meeting’s perceived futility with their interventions.  They brought to the floor the importance of being shepherds to their people, fraternal correction among bishops, involving laity in addressing the abuse, and having appropriate regard for the Church’s moral teaching on sexuality.  The interventions were the subject of a video montage produced by the laity-run site Complicit Clergy titled “A Few Good Men.”

"This traditional priest speaks the truth, something many bishops fail to do these days."

"Babe Ruth Always Found His Way Back to the Catholic Faith.  In a letter written shortly before his death, Ruth explained his lifelong faith journey. And it was, quite literally, lifelong.  He explained that even if children do not understand or appreciate their upbringing in the Catholic faith, “once religion sinks in, it stays there–deep down.”


A DEEPLY SPIRITUAL PLACE - This is the only officially recognized Marian apparition in the United States - "To this day, no wildfire in the U.S. has ever caused more deaths. It is estimated close to 2,500 people perished in the raging 2,000-degree inferno. But there is an incredible side-bar to this story. Miraculously, there was a small group of people who were not harmed at all and they were right in the middle of the blaze. They were with Adele Brise."

"The new Prayer and Events Center will be able to take its 300 chapel capacity to 1,200 people.  "Last year, our attendance topped 150,000 people and we are projecting that number to hit nearly 160,000 for 2018. We need this building now to be able to handle that growth," said Champion Shire chief operations officer, Don Warden said."

"The homosexuals are working together with their allies in the dinosaur media to shift all the focus away from the problem of clericalism in the Church.  They are desperate to get the focus off of themselves and onto someone else.  Hence, they are determined to victimize Catholics who are simply trying to hold the teachings of the Church which their lobby want to bring down."


"Porn use has reached global, epidemic proportions and the harmful effects are widely documented.  In Growing Up in a Pornified Culture, Dr Gail Dines says that our children are growing up hyper sexualised; and in particular, girls are either not seen at all, or seen for their fuckability. Martin Daubney from Porn on the Brain describes it as a world of male domination and female humiliation. Divine describes the effects as a trauma to the soul, “…psycho spiritually, degrading a person by objectifying and or humiliating them is a soul trauma wound from which recovery is a difficult journey. No one escapes the damage, those in the camera sites, nor those watching, plus there is the ripple effect on families and society."


"The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"


"The creators of this video know that abortion is a highly sensitive topic and even many pro-lifers find brutally honest pictures of aborted babies very unsettling. So this “Interview,” filled with images of unborn babies, while very haunting, strikes a nerve for very different reasons."

“What is hidden from the public who are using HEK 293 – human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce these receptors,” said Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, a pro-life organization and ethics which monitors the use and amount of aborted fetal material in medical and cosmetic products (per year)."


"To bear witness to corruption in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church was a painful decision for me, and remains so. But I am an old man, one who knows he must soon give an accounting to the Judge for his actions and omissions, one who fears Him who can cast body and soul into hell. A Judge who, even in his infinite mercy, will render to every person salvation or damnation according to what he has deserved.  Anticipating the dreadful question from that Judge – “How could you, who had knowledge of the truth, keep silent in the midst of falsehood and depravity?” -- what answer could I give?"

Commentary: One of the greatest scandals ever to involve the Catholic Church, & Pope Francis is part of it.  This is a "must read" for all those seeking the truth!  vtb

"Lately it seems that the evil one has ramped up his attack on the faithful and on the Church. Consider the current revelations on sexual abuse by the clergy, and cover-ups of the same by high-ranking clergy. Then there’s the perception held by many Catholics that the Church hierarchy’s response to these issues is woefully inadequate. A rock star who favors abortion gets an audience with the pope. Abuse victims claim they can’t get the pope to respond to them."

Archbishop Viganò’s third testimony indicates a way through the current morass - "The former nuncio to the United States has taken steps — small steps, but determined and measurable — toward the very reconciliation to which Cardinal Ouellet called him."

"Viganò’s principal allegation, Arroyo specified, is that “between 2009 and 2010, Pope Benedict imposed a penalty on Archbishop McCarrick, because he knew they had paid settlements to men that he had abused. He also took him out of public ministry,” he said. “Now when Pope Francis became pope, Vigano said he informed the Pope himself of McCarrick’s misdeeds, the Pope ignored this and restored McCarrick. That’s the charge.”

"Cardinal Raymond Burke stated to TheWandererPress.com (November 1). He explained that the law of God “is higher than, for example, the pontifical secret”.  Burke described Viganò as “a person of the greatest integrity."


"Is it healing liquid? Or a simple sign of concern, distress, or sorrow? Is it because the enemy rises with such force and deceives so many — so very many? Good or bad? A sign that he is short of human warriors, and that the enemy is multiplying? Or is it simply a case whereby the supernatural sought to show itself and this was the nearest outlet?"

Commentary: When a statue or painting weeps, it can only mean one thing and that is SORROW.  It makes sense because the world is growing so corrupt and sin has become rampant in every nation on earth.  

True wisdom is becoming harder and harder to find.  Fools exists everywhere.  Once religious nations no longer trust in the Word of Almighty God, but rather, place their trust in the opinions of foolish and evil men.  The Church has been deeply weakened by scandal.  

Many nations accept abortion as a "right."  Same sex relations and "marriage" have met much of the public's approval.  In the United States, the Democratic Party has been filled with morally corrupt politicians who no longer truly love our country.  The news media is filled with arrogant, vengeful reporters who have lost any degree of fairness or objectivity.  

What is the answer?  It is very clear.  Prayer, especially the Holy Rosary, & the reading of the Sacred Scriptures as well as attending Holy Mass as often as possible.

Spiritual laziness and indifference to what is happening throughout the world can only result in a depressed state of mind.  

JESUS said: "I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING." 
---John 15:5 

Therefore let us follow Him, and not the teachings of the world.   vtb

"The following is a transcription of a homily given in Medjugorje at the English Mass on July 24, 2017. Although the priest did not introduce himself, we know from the homily on the following day that this priest's name is "Fr. Johnny."

"The Brown Scapular shall be a special sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace. Whosoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.”




"Traditional Catholics have been criticized, even punished, for their supposed “disobedience” to the Second Vatican Council—although no text of binding force is ever produced from which they actually dissent—while large numbers of parishes around the world are run by clergy who do not hesitate to dissent from the most basic Church teachings, including those of the New Testament and the first seven Ecumenical Councils."

Priest Scheier Condemned to Hell by Jesus -  "Father Stephen Scheier met an accident in 1985, died, and was condemned to Hell by Jesus Christ but wondrously saved by the Blessed Mother and was given a chance to return back to earth!!! "
 
"What if — just if — when we die, and we look at our lives through the Eyes of God, there are going to be a number of surprises: that matters we thought to be of much gravity, worldly ones, are not of so much gravity, it turns out, while other things we neglected or never thought of as 'sin' are."

"The purgative stage happens before one gets to the stage of experiencing suffering for the sake of love. That second description is what one experiences in purgatory. One has seen God in all His Beauty and loves Him. The separation from that Love is part if not all of the pain of purgatory. This is key and a great insight. Suffering for the love of God means desiring purgation only for that love."

“But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mark 13:32).  Still, we are given signs, and if we are wise, we will consider them and “learn a lesson from the fig tree” (Mark 13:28), as Christ points out. Wars, disasters, tribulations, attacks on marriage and family — all of this has been foretold. We don’t have to look far to see this playing out.

"The Church’s ultimate trial: Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers."

"Commenting on the cable news network CNN, Bishop E.W. Jackson said that it was founded by the notorious atheist Ted Turner and his mindset, which is "anti-God and anti-Christian," permeates the entire news outlet. This anti-Christian spirit is apparent in CNN's lead anchor, added Bishop Jackson.  "CNN was founded by a renowned, convinced, convicted atheist," said Bishop Jackson on his Nov. 15 radio program, The Awakening.  "Ted Turner, as far as I know, has not changed his mind."


"David Horowitz Freedom Center Restoration Weekend 2018. Bongino gives a detailed explanation on the Trump/Russia collusion narrative perpetrated by the Deep State and why it is the greatest scandal in US political history, and why former NSA Direct Mike Rogers is a national hero. He also references why the former director of the GCHQ (the UK's NSA) resigned immediately after Trump won the election."

"Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion, or when the truth between conflicting sources is unknowable; taking Trump’s statements and events out of context; reporting secondhand accounts against Trump without attribution as if they’re established fact; relying on untruthful, conflicted sources; and presenting reporter opinions in news stories—without labeling them as opinions."

"President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that would allow those with potentially terminal diseases to try experimental treatments and bypass the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... 'Patients with terminal conditions should have access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their lives...'"

"Within the span of a week, two high-profile Democrats verbalized their party’s perspective on politics. “When they go low, we kick them,” former attorney general Eric Holder frothed to a group of loyalists. “That is what this new Democratic Party is about,” Barack Obama’s former cabinet official proclaimed to shouts of “fight, fight, fight.” (Holder later backtracked.)


“Who is going to save our Church? Do not look to the priests. Do not look to the bishops. It’s up to you, the laity, to remind our priests to be priests and our bishops to be bishops.”
--- Archbishop Fulton Sheen


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." 
---Dwight D. Eisenhower - Soldier, General of the Army, U.S. President-Elect (1952 & 1956)






"IF MY DEATH ON THE CROSS DOES NOT CONVINCE YOU OF MY LOVE, WHAT WILL CONVINCE YOU?" 
---JESUS TO SISTER FAUSTINA

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