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To stand in the truth…

+ J.M.J. Feast of the Prophet Elias General and Father of “the Order of the Virgin” Another “proper” solemnity in the Teresian Carmel (traditional pre-Vatican II “Divino Afflato” calendar) – the others being that of the Bl. Virgin Mary of … Continue reading

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Truth – first in the order of true Charity

+ J.M.J. The Descent of the Holy Spirit – “That the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father has given Me commandments, so do I” (from the Holy Gospel, Jn. 14.23-31). “Jesus Christ,” says St. … Continue reading

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Neo-Catholic rejection of the “Catholic God” of Apostolic Tradition – by omission

+ J.M.J. Fourth Sunday in Advent “The Lord is near unto all them that call upon Him: to all that call upon Him in truth” (Ps. 144.18, from the Gradual of the true “ordinary Rite” of the Mass). But, the … Continue reading

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A Heart “Black But Beautiful…”

+ J.M.J. I am black but beautiful… therefore the King hath loved me and… brought me into His storerooms (Antiphon of the Office of Matins, from Canticle of Canticles 1.4,3) St. John of the Cross teaches us that “in the … Continue reading

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‘Catholic’ Shepherd? (II) – Our Lady vs. ‘Pontifex’ Bergoglio

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist … A faithful priest… shall do according to My Heart and My Soul… (1 Kings 2.35 – DRB) One who presents himself as pastor of souls in shepherd’s familiar trappings and always … Continue reading

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First Order of Christian Discipline

+ J.M.J. First Sunday in Lent Embrace discipline, lest… you perish from the just way (Ps. 2.12) The Great Sign in heaven has long since thundered the Apocalyptic alarm: “Penance, penance, penance!” No way then could the true Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Divine Seed Carried Off

+ J.M.J. Sexagesima Sunday The seed is the Word of God (from today’s Holy Gospel, Lk. 8.4-15). What the Lord and Savior comes to sow in our hearts is, as it were, a reflection of Himself just as He reflected … Continue reading

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‘Practical Catholicism’

+ J.M.J. First Friday of the Month Vatican II-‘Catholics’/Neo-‘Catholics’ : ‘Protestantized Catholics’ – they say (according to their own opinion) they are Catholics but no longer believe in the Real Presence of the Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament… One … Continue reading

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Murmurers

+ J.M.J. Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary We’ve often heard that many are called, but few chosen (from yesterday’s Holy Gospel – Septuagesima Sunday, Mt. 20.16). The parallel which the wisdom of Holy Church draws with the … Continue reading

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Impatient Lover

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. John of the Cross Father of the Teresian Carmel “The property of love,” says our holy Father John of the Cross, “is to desire to be united, joined, and made equal and like to the … Continue reading

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