CATHOLIC MESSAGES USA
PATRIOTIC & SPIRITUAL
by Vincent T. Bemowski - Website Editor
DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY
FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDS
THE POPE'S OPINION ON WALLS
(November 8th, 2018)
To build or not to build? The main point is that the Vatican is basically walled in. It does not matter when this was done, it was done for protection purposes. In addition, if thousands of people entered St. Peters Square with the intention of staying there permanently, would the Swiss Guard allow it and would Vatican officials care for all of their needs? We know they would not. Trump's intention to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is also for "protection" purposes. That is, to protect our borders from those who want to come here illegally without regard for our immigration laws. In addition, there is without question, a criminal element among that population and the financial cost to our country to deal with it, as well as the cost to take care of the needs of these illegal immigrants. To give your approval to those who break immigration laws is not proper conduct for any religious leader, including Pope Francis. vtb
WHY CATHOLIC BISHOPS HID THE SEXUAL ABUSE CRIMES OF PRIESTS
(SEPT. 22, 2018)
As a Catholic I believe the main reason some of the bishops hid sexual crimes by priests is due to the fact that these bishops failed to follow the Word of 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 of the sins rarely spoken of in today's Church:
Gossiping in church before, during, and immediately after Mass, dressing immodestly, not keeping the Lord's Day holy, 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, and immoral sex.
Not to be forgotten are those priests who act like comics at Mass and turn it into a "celebration" or social event rather than a holy, spiritual experience. vtb
OTHER ABUSES IN THE CHURCH
(July 1, 2018)
There is nothing wrong with sharing your opinions with family and friends through "round table" discussions or emails, but when you form an organization without proper spiritual advisers and then publicly make known opinions that may not correspond to Church teachings, you are creating scandal, and that is not to be taken lightly.
Never rely solely on lay people. There are many conservative cardinals and bishops (Cardinal Burke, etc.) who by their example of obedience and loyalty to the Church, that will provide you with the correct manner of expressing your opinions. If you don't do this you will quickly lose your "moral credentials" and do more damage to your "cause" than good. Yes, there are many liturgical abuses being committed by the clergy in relation to how they "pray" the new Mass and/or ignore the Traditional Latin Mass. However, the Lord knows this and those lax priests and bishops will face a severe judgment if they do not change.
Holy Mass is the center of our faith, and when it is prayed poorly or "staged" to appear like a "social event," this causes many people (especially our youth) to lose respect for our priests and bishops.
Therefore, the young drift away from attending Mass as soon as they reach adulthood.
The Commandments become "up-for-grabs" and are viewed as "options" and not as true Commandments from the Lord.
Knowledge of what is going on in the Church and of the Word of God no longer becomes a priority, and people drift into a spiritually lukewarm state without realizing the harm it causes their souls or the souls of others. Then, not only the Church, but all mankind suffers the consequences resulting in wars, persecutions, riots, disasters, and other forms of sufferings. As confirmed by the teachings of the Church, and numbers of saints, the importance of the clergy and laity truly participating at Holy Mass in a devout manner cannot be overstated. vtb
LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION
(June 27, 2018)
"Satan is the Father of Lies and arrogant US Democrats and most members of the media are some of his most devoted children"
Commentary: For all the the faults certain June 27, 2018)groups of people see in President Trump, they are nothing in comparison to the APPROVAL of the gruesome murders (through deliberate abortions) of millions of unborn human beings by the vast majority of US Democrats. It is a scientific fact that when a "being" exists in the womb, it is human, no matter what the stage of development, therefore US Democrats, by their approval, are in a large measure guilty of these great crimes against humanity. vtb
(June 23, 2018)
The Drudge Report has a reputation of being "conservative," but many times that is far from the truth. It routinely publishes news items from the Associated Press (AP) that include biased opinions of writers who attack President Trump and attempt to twist around or discredit his statements and accomplishments. Drudge also publishes some far-Left material from other sources without any rebuttals, in addition to a number of stories that are just plain gossip.
Perhaps at one time this Report was truly "conservative," but the facts currently no longer support that label. It has gone to a mix of conservative & liberal stories and therefore at times is a key participant in the false attacks against President Trump. One has to wonder if Matt Drudge or his staff actually read all the articles they publish. They certainly do not give evidence of it. Hopefully, Drudge will wake up and return to publishing accurate reports of the news. There is enough "garbage" & fake news around without it being promoted by so-called "conservative" news outlets. vtb
(JUNE 19, 2018)
There is a great deal of negative talk about immigration by our bishops and democrats. The issue is being made more complicated than necessary. It is not Trump who is separating the children of immigrants from their parents, it is the parents themselves. They are the ones who have chosen to do so. Every nation has the right to defend its borders and expect its laws be respected and followed. There is a legal process that must be be followed, if not, a potential immigrant has no right to enter another country. If we examine the Word of Almighty God as related to this issue, we find clear examples of what the Lord expects of us:
"Render therefore to Caesar the things (INCLUDING OBEYING LAWS) that are Caesar's; and to God, the things that are God's."
"Let every soul be subject to higher powers: for there is no power but from God: and those that are, are ordained of God. Therefore he that resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God... Render therefore to all men their dues. Tribute, to whom tribute is due: custom (LAWS ARE PART OF "CUSTOMS"), to whom custom: fear, to whom fear: honor, to whom honor."
Romans 13:1-2, 7
"And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a DEGREE from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. 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: 1-5
Based upon the above Words from the Scriptures, we too are expected to obey laws and follow Executive Orders and be subject to the border laws of countries. vtb
CHINA STILL WANTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF U.S.
(June 18, 2018)
Countries like China, (which includes Canada, Mexico and some European countries), remain friendly as long as they are able to cheat us with high tariffs on goods we ship to their country that bring in far more money than our tariffs bring in on the goods they ship to our country. However, with the exception of some business men their citizens are not to blame, it is their narrow minded, selfish leaders that are the cause. However, we are blessed with a good leader in President Trump who knows how to handle their greed. vtb
CONDUCT AT MASS
(JUNE 17, 2018)
As a Roman Catholic I can't help wondering why so many abuses are allowed at Mass by our priests and bishops. They appear to be more interested in quantity, rather than quality. They are not concerned about immodest dress, loud, distracting talking before, during, and after Mass or turning the Mass into a social event, rather than a spiritual one. Although we also have many good priests and bishops, we also have an unhealthy share of indifferent, spiritually lukewarm ones too. Its a sad fact of life for many Catholics, but with continued prayer, hopefully we can restore the Church and bring back true holiness and a sense of the sacred at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. vtb
A CONTROVERSIAL PONTIFF
(Oct. 27, 2017)
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 ARTICLES on this website that I have brought to the attention of the public and those within the Church, I have included some of the scandal he has created, and continues to create, knowingly or unknowingly.
However, also following God's Holy Will, he continues to remain in my daily prayers, along with all the clergy and members of religious orders in the Church, so that it will again become One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. vtb