Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

You might want to read this article before you read what I have to say on the subject.

Gerald Warner Blog

When all the chaos started after Vatican II, although I knew as so many others did that something was wrong we were waiting on official word from the Magesterium. Well you know folks when there are enemies in the Church hellbent on nothing but destruction, we didn't get the word. Although Pope (Paul VI) at the time and then John Paul II tried they had to trust those who served under them and the true teachings of Vatican II were never told to us. I have since read many of the documents and they are Catholic just as they have always been for centuries. Unfortunately, we didn't have the Internet as we do today because I believe much of this would not have happened. I applaud Pope Benedict XVI for going on YouTube.

I felt like the Israelites must have felt wandering in the desert for forty years. Did I go to Church all through the chaotic years? No I did not attend regularly. I was much younger and I was angry about all that was happening. I saw, heard and had a few heated discussions with certain priests and literally asked, "What's going on? Why has the Blessed Mother's statues been removed from the Church? Why is the tabernacle not in a place of honor anymore? To find a parish church that was in accord with the Magesterium became an impossibility as the years passed.

A priest told me that Jesus did not know he was God. I think I screamed, "What?" He said that Jesus was uneducated and that's why he spoke in parables. And since he saw His mother bake bread etc. and farmers sowing seed , He used them in the parables.

Matthew Chapter 13 verse 24

34 All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables he did not speak to them. 35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.

Mark Chapter 4 verse 11

34 And without parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he explained all things to his disciples.

I have many other experiences to talk about and I will, a little at a time. Until then, hang in there!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Our Lady and the Rosary

Isn't the above painting beautiful? It's a depiction of the Blessed Mother as she presents the rosary to St. Dominic of the Dominican Order. Dominic was born in 1170 and died in 1221.

Every night for 1 1/2 yrs., I have been praying the rosary. I am praying for all the people I have known in my life and also for those who only played a very minute part. If I have had any contact with you on the Internet, as a beggar on the street or we just had a friendly chat in Wal- Mart's, you are in my prayers. So if you should find yourself doing something or thinking something that never crossed your mind before, you can lay the blame on me. Of course, is there any need to say that I mean only good things?

Many people have a misunderstanding of the Rosary, it is all scriptural. I say the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries on different nights. Comes straight from the bible.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Song of the Angels

It has been exactly two weeks since I have posted. I am not ill. it takes me this long to get out of the holiday mood. I think that things in the Catholic Church are coming at us fast. Sunday I attended the 8AM Mass and was greeted at the door by a brusque speaking man. Not that his rudeness affected my answer to his question, I just don't care for men who act roughly. With pen and paper in hand he asked me to choose what ministry I would like to assist in. He said they needed lectors and extraordinary ministers. My answer to him was, "Neither but thanks for asking." I have nothing against doing a reading but I have a reason that I didn't offer. I have a problem with lighting whether it be too dim or too bright. As for minister participation, I do have a problem with that. First I do not feel worthy to handle the Host. Obviously many do not share my feelings, it is easily detectable in their attire and their inattention as they casually hand out the Body of Christ. The altar is overrun with ministers. The Magesterium has said it can be used in extreme circumstances by people who are carefully chosen. The first criteria is they have to BELIEVE.

Needless to say, I felt guilty but Monday I was to get an answer. At early Mass my two young grandsons said the pastor couldn't be there but that he had consecrated a sufficient number of hosts. They assisted the female minister as she communicated the small number of people who were there. Now that is extraordinary and I WILL do it if the need is there. Will I be anymore worthy to touch the Host, "No" but even if we only have one priest left in a number of parishes and he consecrates the hosts, we who believe will give the people whom they came to receive... Jesus. I heard and can't believe that 70% of Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence. Fallen away Catholics and those Catholics that attend church for socializing with the community, go sit before the tabernacle, be still and listen.

Dave and Anita, my daughter and son- in -law, gave me the above picture.