Monthly Archives: August 2013

“De profundis”

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Augustine Bishop and Doctor of the Church Out of the depths…. He shall redeem… (Ps. 129.1,8) Saint Augustine, once “caught fast in a disease of the flesh…” (Confessions, Bk. VI, Ch. 12), rose to such a towering … Continue reading

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God’s Purifying Love

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+ JMJ Transverberation of the Heart of St. Teresa of Jesus  “… An arrow is thrust into the deepest and most living recesses of the heart in such a way that the soul doesn’t know…

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“Double-minded”

+ J.M.J. Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners: and purify your hearts, ye double-minded (James 4.8) “O Lord… because the frailty of man without Thee cannot … Continue reading

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Catholic Pontiffs Are Princely Rulers

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Bartholomew Apostle The Church instituted by the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is governed by bishops (episcopoi in original Greek), Ac. 20.28. But a Catholic Pontifex or bishop is not only known for his 100%* orthodoxy in his doctrine – in … Continue reading

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Our Lady at Fatima – Not an “Apparition” of a Mere ‘Private Revelation’ as Neo-Catholics Dismiss It!

+ J.M.J Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary When confronted by the introductory phrase to the Third Part of the Great Secret of Fatima which rewords thus: “[NOT IN ROME will] the dogma of the Faith… … Continue reading

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‘Rationalist and Protestant Enlightenment’ Propaganda of Catholic ‘Dark’ Ages De-Mythologized by Modern ‘Reformists’

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Abbot and Doctor of the Church The “largest” ‘Bible’ and biblical resources software developer released a digitized edition of “many of the most significant spiritual and pastoral writings of the Middle Ages” … Continue reading

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Sacred Writ and the Fathers of the Church on “The Few Number of Those Who Are Saved”

+ J.M.J. Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Were not ten [lepers] made clean? and where are the nine? (Lk. 17.17) “The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved” or also known as “The Fewness of Those Catholics Saved” By St Leonard … Continue reading

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The “Lesser Light” Mocked

+ J.M.J. Solemnity of the Glorious Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven Body and Soul “In the beginning God placed in the heavens two lights. The one, because of its great brilliance, was called the greater light; the … Continue reading

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“God is not mocked!”

+ J.M.J. Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Take care of him (Lk. 10.35) IN this day’s Gospel we read, that a certain man fell into the hands of robbers, who, after having taken his money, wounded him, and left him half … Continue reading

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“Ephphetha”

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+ JMJ Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost And they bring to Him one deaf and dumb (Mk. 7.32). Before this scene related in today’s Gospel (Mk. 7.31-37), Our Lord delivered the daughter of a Gentile mother distressed…

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