21 September 2013

The Unfaithful Blogger

My apologies to my readers --- those who are left and are getting the feeds and haven't written me off.  I've been unfaithful to this blog.  I lost my template, which was a free template that suddenly disappeared without warning when the artist no longer hosted the notebook jpgs.   Also, I have been posting to various sites instead of here.  However, in the coming days I will be adding some of those posts here for you.   It will be a conglomeration of my favorite things (of course, Catholic) from the web, and some ramblings and rants on natural moral law.

Besides working on making this blog look all pretty again with some theme (might not be the old one), neat and formatted, here's what I'll be sharing:

Some new, Catholi-fied multimedia goodies in the side margin.

A somewhat short post on connecting the heresy of modernism to the promotion of communism, both directly and indirectly, that I wrote in late August.

A summary on a sermon and the link to the sermon itself on the topic of "Truth".

A post on the transcendental goods and art.

A conglomeration of recent posts I'll edited together where I write about the false science of evolution, which is truly a religion and not a real science.  I will also bring together citations from all directions:  including natural moral law, earth science, genetic science, and biology in general, and biblical theology.

A post on television.

A post on a technology and its impact on society.  This is loosely inspired by a book, "Alone Together" by an M.I.T. professor who brought together 20 years of studies on how people were influenced by technology especially online social networks and other forms of electronic communications.

Some of my rantings on company keeping and the primary and secondary purposes of marriage will also be in an upcoming post or two.

After this, I will start to blog regularly, as soon as I get a better template up and running.  Or, perhaps I will stop making excuses.

I also want to write a new article on the tactics of the liberal-minded in forming arguments by defining the terms in just about every argument.  I will apply this to the definition of "brain dead" and the end of life concerns, especially in light of the upcoming healthcare mandate in the US.

Oh, and I want to share with you some notes from a talk given by Hadley Arkes, Ph.D.  --- he was the main advocate and architect of the Born-Alive Infants' Protection Act.  This man has a great deal of clarity when he discusses natural moral law and how important it is to civil law particularly in defending religious liberties, and the right-to-life from natural conception to natural death.


IN THE MEANTIME, please pray for me and I will do the same for all of you.

Ad Jesum per Mariam,
Ancilla Indigna

03 July 2013

"Rupture" (a.k.a. "Rapture") Heresy: Why It's Wrong

"Do not listen to or read heretical materials. Do not worry about the end of the world, but rather about the end of your own life. We will not fully understand the prophecies concerning the end times until they have been fulfilled. However, there is a lot that we do know. For example, NO ONE may try to guess the Antichrist's name and two signs precede his coming: the Gospel must be preached through the whole world, and the Roman Empire must be fully and finally terminated."

http://www.audiosancto.org/sermon/20030105-The-End-Times-part-1.html


"The End Times (part 2): The Antichrist will appear to have miraculous powers granted by Satan, but they will be deceptions. Two signs will accompany him; one is the preaching of Enoch and Elias (Elijah), who are still alive. Elias will convert many Jews. The second sign is the greatest ever persecution of the Catholic Church. All public Masses will cease. Finally, Saint Michael will strike down the Antichrist. THERE IS NO RAPTURE OR MILLENNIUM. Always remember that the most important thing is not the end of the world, but the end of your life."

http://www.audiosancto.org/sermon/20030106-The-End-Times-part-2.html

In Response to the False Notion of "Learning" Truths from Heretical (Any Other) Religions

Pope Gregory XVI
"Now we arrive at another cause of the evils with which we suffer at seeing the Church afflicted at this moment, to wit, this “indifferentism,” or this perverse opinion spread everywhere by the devious action of bad men. According to it, one could achieve eternal salvation by any profession of faith, as long as the customs are upright and honest. It will not be difficult for you, in such a clear and evident matter, to drive so fatal an error from the midst of the peoples under your care. Indeed, since the Apostle had warned us that “there is but one God, one faith, one baptism” (Eph 4:5), those who believe that all religions offer the means to reach eternal salvation must fear and comprehend that, according to the testimony of the Savior Himself, “those who are not with Christ are against Him” (Luke 11:23); and that they scatter in sadness, since they do not gather with Him. Consequently, there is no doubt that “they who do not profess the Catholic Faith and maintain it whole and inviolate will be eternally lost” … From this infected source of “indifferentism” flows that absurd and erroneous maxim, or rather this delirium, that it is necessary to grant everyone “freedom of conscience.” This most pernicious error has its way prepared by a full and immoderate freedom of opinion that is widely spread for the ruin of religious and civil society. Some repeat with extreme impudence that it brings an advantage for religion. However, St. Augustine asked: “What could be a worse evil for the soul than the liberty of error?” Once one removes the restraints that keep men within the path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, opens to “the bottomless pit,” from which John saw smoke ascending that obscured the sun, and grasshoppers coming forth that devastated the earth. From this comes transformation of souls, profound corruption of youth, contempt for sacred things and the most respectable laws, which is spread among the people. In a word, it is a most deathful scourge for society, since experience shows that the States which shone for their riches, power, and glory perished as a result of this evil, namely, immoderate liberty of opinions, the relaxation of customs, and the love of novelties" (Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos in Receuil des Allocution consistoriales, Encycliques et autres Lettres Apostoliques Citées in the Encyclical and Syllabus of December 8, 1864 Paris: Adrien Le Clere, 1865, n. 13, p. 163)

"You're Being JUDGEMENTAL!"

PRAYERS OF DELIVERANCE FOR GENERAL USE

Prayer by St. John Chrysostom
EXORCISMS or PRAYERS OF DELIVERANCE FOR GENERAL USE by St. John Chrysostom (344-407 A.D.)

O Eternal God, Who has redeemed the race of men from the captivity of the devil, deliver Thy servant/handmaid from all the workings of unclean spirits. Command the evil and impure spirits and demons to depart from the soul and body of your servant/handmaid and not to remain nor hide in him/her. Let them be banished from this the creation of Thy hands in Thine own holy name and that of Thine only begotten Son and of Thy life-creating Spirit, so that, after being cleansed from all demonic influence, he/she may live godly, justly and righteously and may be counted worthy to receive the Holy Mysteries of Thine only-begotten Son and our God with Whom Thou art blessed and glorified together with the all holy and good and life-creating Spirit now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

O Thou Who hast rebuked all unclean spirits and by the power of Thy Word has banished the legion, come now, through Thine only begotten Son upon this creature, which Thou hast fashioned in Thine own image and deliver him/her from the adversary that holds him/her in bondage, so that, receiving Thy mercy and becoming purified, he/she might join the ranks of Thy holy flock and be preserved as a living temple of the Holy Spirit and might receive the divine and holy Mysteries through the grace and compassion and loving kindness of Thine only-begotten Son with Whom Thou art blessed together with Thine all-holy and good and life-creating Spirit now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, Almighty God, Most High, untempted, peaceful King. We beseech Thee Who has created the heaven and the earth, for out of Thee has issued the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, Thou Who has ordained that the fourfooted and irrational beasts be under subjection to man, for Thou hast subjected them. Lord, stretch out Thy mighty hand and Thy sublime and holy arm and in Thy watchful care look down upon this Thy creature and send down upon him/her a peaceful angel, a mighty angel, a guardian of soul and body, that will rebuke and drive away every evil and unclean demon from him/her, for Thou alone are Lord, Most High, almighty and blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.

We make this great, divine, holy and awesome invocation and plea, O devil, for thine expulsion, as well as this rebuke for your utter annihilation, O apostate! God Who is holy, beginningless, frightful, invisible in essence, infinite in power and incomprehensible in divinity, the King of glory and Lord Almighty, He shall rebuke thee, devil! -- He Who composed all things well by his Word from nothingness into being; He Who walks upon the wings of the air. The Lord rebukes thee, devil! -- He Who calls forth the water of the sea and pours it upon the face of all the earth. Lord of Hosts is His name. Devil: the Lord rebukes thee! He Who is ministered to and praised by numberless heavenly orders and adored and glorified in fear by multitudes of angelic and archangelic hosts. Satan: the Lord rebukes thee! He Who is honored by the encircling Powers, the awesome six-winged and many-eyed Cherubim and Seraphim that cover their faces with two wings because of His inscrutable and unseen divinity and with two wings cover their feet, lest they be seared by His unutterable glory and incomprehensible majesty, and with two wings do fly and fill the heavens with their shouts of "Holy, holy, holy, Lord Sabaoth, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory!" Devil: The Lord rebukes thee! He Who came down from the Father's bosom and, through the holy, inexpressible, immaculate and adorable Incarnation from the Virgin, appeared ineffably in the world to save it and cast thee down from heaven in His authoritative power and showed thee to be an outcast to every man. Satan: The Lord rebukes thee! He Who said to the sea, be silent, be still, and instantly it was calmed at His command. Devil: The Lord rebukes thee! He Who made clay with His immaculate spittle and refashioned the wanting member of the man blind from birth and gave him his sight. Devil: The Lord rebukes thee! He Who by His word restored to life the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue and snatched the son of the widow out from the mouth of death and gave him whole and sound to his own mother. Devil: The Lord rebukes thee! The Lord Who raised Lazarus the four-days dead from the dead, undecayed, as if not having died, and unblemished to the astonishment of many. Satan: The Lord rebukes thee! He Who destroyed the curse by the blow on His face and by the lance in His immaculate side lifted the flaming sword that guarded Paradise. Devil: The Lord rebukes thee! He Who dried all tears from every face by the spitting upon His precious expressed image. Devil: The Lord rebukes thee! He Who set His Cross as a support, the salvation of the world, to thy fall and the fall of all the angels under thee. Devil: The Lord rebukes thee! He Who spoke from His Cross and the curtain of the temple was torn in two, and the rocks were split and the tombs were opened and those who were dead from the ages were raised up. Devil: The Lord rebukes thee! He Who by death put death to death and by His rising granted life to all men. May the Lord rebuke thee, Satan! -- that is, He Who descended into Hades and opened its tombs and set free those held prisoner in it, calling them to Himself; before Whom the gatekeepers of Hades shuddered when they saw Him and, hiding themselves, vanished in the anguish of Hades. May the Lord rebuke thee, devil! -- That is, Christ our God Who arose from the dead and granted His Resurrection to all men.

May the Lord rebuke thee, Satan! -- He Who in glory ascended into heaven to His Father, sitting on the right of majesty upon the throne of glory. Devil: May the Lord rebuke thee! He Who shall come again with glory upon the clouds of heaven with His holy angels to judge the living and the dead. Devil: May the Lord rebuke thee! He Who has prepared for thee unquenchable fire, the unsleeping worm and the outer darkness unto eternal punishment. Devil: May the Lord rebuke thee! For before Him all things shudder and tremble from the face of His power and the wrath of His warning upon thee is uncontainable. Satan: The Lord rebukes thee by His frightful name!

Shudder, tremble, be afraid, depart, be utterly destroyed, be banished! Thee who fell from heaven and together with thee all evil spirits: every evil spirit of lust, the spirit of evil, a day and nocturnal spirit, a noonday and evening spirit, a midnight spirit, an imaginative spirit, an encountering spirit, either of the dry land or of the water, or one in a forest, or among the reeds, or in trenches, or in a road or a crossroad, in lakes, or streams, in houses, or one sprinkling in the baths and chambers, or one altering the mind of man. Depart swiftly from this creature of the Creator Christ our God! And be gone from the servant/handmaid of God ___________, from his/her mind, from his/her soul, from his/her heart, from his/her reins, from his/her senses, from all his/her members, that he/she might become whole and sound and free, knowing God, his/her own Master and Creator of all things, He Who gathers together those who have gone astray and Who gives them the seal of salvation through the rebirth and restoration of divine Baptism, so that he may be counted worthy of His immaculate, heavenly and awesome Mysteries and be united to His true fold, dwelling in a place of pasture and nourished on the waters of repose, guided pastorally and safely by the staff of the Cross unto the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. For unto Him belong all glory, honor, adoration and majesty together with Thy beginningless Father and His all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen

Judgementalism vs. Judging



 Thank you, Mr. Michael Voris, for fighting the good fight.

By the way, I need to mention to my readers that after 4 years, my blog has been finally hacked just recently.  Incidentally, it was hacked the very same evening that I posted a link to this blog on a social network connected with Vericast.  I had some definite internet "Haters" on it's social site, as I had been defending Church teaching against indifferentism and imanentism, just to mention a few heresies, as there were definitely others.  There are a lot of good people there who just don't know the faith as well as they should, and unfortunately, mix the truth with a bit of poison that can kill your faith.  (I like my orthodoxy without arsenic, thank you very much!)  Do I blame someone on the site for hacking my blog?  No.  It might very well be an amazing coincidence, either way, I don't have time to get the blog looking like it used to look, but I'll do my best to fix it along the way, and also resume posting here.  

When I started this blog 4 years ago, it was because I had some serious health issues, and my wings were 'clipped' for a while.  My hobby of sorts became collecting some of my favorite religious things from the internet in a sort of ad hoc, personal, religious repository.  It was also to play with some HTML, which was the main reason, but I had to pick a topic that would keep me interested.    Today, however, I see there is an audience that is still very interested in these posts, so I'll continue to post and share some things you might not normally find on the internet, but will still exhort you to develop your spiritual life as a practicing Catholic.

+A.M.D.G.+

20 June 2013

Precious Blood Prayer for Healing


+JMJ+


Dear Blessed Mother, please pray this as much as it is to the good of my salvation:


Precious Blood of Jesus,

Cover my entire person with you love.

Place in my heart the knowledge and understanding that you love me so that it is present within me at all times.  Heal my wounds and memories of not being loved as I should have been loved, and remind me that you were always with me, that you loved me before I was created, and never stopped loving me.  Also heal my memories of having betrayed you, except to have sorrow that I will avoid all unnecessary near occasion of sin and rather live only for you.  Heal my heart from each and every heartbreak, and put in it's place hope and the ability to love as you love, without reserve, while remembering the integrity that you intend for me, because you loved me first. Heal my body physically and emotionally, according to your good pleasure, so that I may function in order to do my duties according to my state in life.  Heal my soul and animate it with an increase of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost that I will always trust in you. 

Order all my memories, hopes, and senses to your love, and form within me the conviction that I am entirely worthy of love because you wouldn't have suffered and died for me if I wasn't so completely lovable.

Remind me always that truth is required by justice, and charity is required by mercy. Help me to be increasingly just and merciful to all those I encounter, especially those closest to me. Help me to forgive all those who have hurt me, and take my hurts and join them to your suffering, that they may be effective in saving their souls and mine.

Help order my desires to please you, and to hope and be patient and trusting in you that in doing so you will always give me the best things for me in this life and for the next.

Amen.+

Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Ad Sacrosanctum Sacramentum

O sacred banquet at which Christ is consumed, The memory of His Passion recalled, our soul filled with grace, and our pledge of future glory received: How delightful, Lord, is Your spirit, which shows Your sweetness to men, offers the precious bread of heaven, fills the hungry with good things, and sends away empty the scornful rich.

V. You have given them bread from heaven.

R. A bread having all sweetness within it.

Let us pray:

God, Who left for us a memorial of Your Passion in this miraculous sacrament, Grant we implore You, that we may venerate the holy mystery of Your Body and Blood, so that we may ever experience in ourselves the fruitfulness of Your redemption.You who life and reign, world without end.

Amen.+






ANIMA CHRISTI


Latin text
Poetic English translation
Anima Christi, sanctifica me.
Corpus Christi, salva me.
Sanguis Christi, inebria me.
Aqua lateris Christi, lava me.
Passio Christi, conforta me.
O bone Jesu, exaudi me.
Intra tua vulnera absconde me.
Ne permittas me separari a te.
Ab hoste maligno defende me.
In hora mortis meae voca me.
Et iube me venire ad te,
Ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te.
In saecula saeculorum.
Amen.+
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Separated from Thee let me never be ("Permit me not to be separated from Thee")
From the malicious enemy defend me ("From the malignant enemy defend me")
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints ("That with thy Saints I may praise Thee")
Forever and ever
Amen.+