Sunday, April 23, 2017

Divine Mercy Sunday April 23, 2017

The first Sunday after Easter, (today) is designated Divine Mercy Sunday by the Church. It was started by St Faustina, a humble Polish nun in the 1930's. She had persistent visions of Jesus himself who would prompt her on how to get this Day of Divine Mercy going.  Can you imagine?  An insignificant nun trying to push the ancient Church bureaucracy?  But nonetheless, after 50 odd years, Pope Paul II established the Day of Divine Mercy in the early 1980's.

That the Church has lasted over two millennia really is a miracle. It must be divinely ordained, judging how quickly most human organizations sink into oblivion with infighting, backbiting and schisms. Factions split off it's true: but where are the Nestorians these days?  The Protestants are still around. But judging from some of the compromising practices to accommodate the current fashions of the day............

We had a wonderful Divine Mercy service this afternoon, wonderfully medieval! Smells, and bells, Latin hymns, the works: all great stuff in this age of  modern trending and instant communications.  The service was topped of with a recitation of "The Chaplet of Divine Mercy, given to St. Faustina by Jesus during her conversations with his apparition.  Cool, huh?  Still some bedrock grounding in the mystery of the Faith, in spite of the secular insistence that all must be known, measured, documented  and modeled, and fitted into a narrative.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Syrian Invasion?

If the rumors of 150,000 US Troops to "topple Assad and take out ISIS" are accurate, we are heading into another quagmire from which there will be no honorable exit.

The troops will immediately be handcuffed for fear of civilian casualties, and beset and discredited by the Mainstream Media and the Islamist propagandists. It will get so bad that the military will probably implement the policy of sending our guys out on patrol unarmed so "the Syrian people will know we are friendly" (as proposed, no doubt, by some overweight minority female Colonel in the Pentagon that's never been in the field). And our guys will die like flies.......

So, ten thousand lives and six trillion dollars later, we will have nothing to show for our efforts, except a demoralized and weakened military and a bankrupted country, (which is the globalist plan all along, to be executed by McCain, McMasters and Senator Schumer to name a few).

I wasn't expecting Trump to be sucked in on this globalist agenda that makes him an Obama successor.

false flags

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Resurrection

The  Gospel today was the raising of Lazarus, certainly a tough miracle to accept for the modern secularist.  "Lord he's been dead for four days. By now there is a stench".  The raising of Lazarus prefigured the Passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus himself. But as St Paul says, "If Jesus is not raised, our faith is in vain". So we have faith!

Prosperity Preaching: this is the cruelest aspect of  TV  Evangelests. It has the followers believing that if they "perform", they will be rewarded.  So if things don't work out, you must be doing something wrong!  The book of Job should have laid that to rest millennia ago!

When Jesus told his disciples  that it was difficult for the rich to enter heaven, they marveled, exclaiming "who then can be saved?" Judaism of the day taught that the wealthy were so because they enjoyed divine favor.

Christianity teaches us we must "take up the cross" and follow Jesus. That's a far cry from doing everything according to the law and having a comfortable life on earth. No, it means we're nailed to a cross either figuratively or literally, and we have faith in the resurrection and eternal life.


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