Jesuits and priests as they should be
is certainly strongly influenced by Jesuits and
for the right reasons, why shouldn't it be?
I was brought up in England. A country kept faithful from the time of
by Jesuit Priests who were what
could be seen
as a long queue of Jesuit priests who came
to England readied to be martyred. They
were, for England, and for many other countries an inexhaustible fount
of God's love for His Children, or an abyss of evangelization. I ask for us all to remember the Jesuits, for what
they were and not for what so many of them are today. Pray for their
return to their "no quitting" spirit. Even
until the 1800's priests were still jailed for being priests in
the UK. There are one or two miraculous supernatural stories of how Christ defended them. The Jesuit teachings still are in common vogue as Francis 1st.
cannot hide from them. Are
we to see the Jesuit style of stern resolve not to surrender, to return to the Church We should demand strongly from the Trinity that it does and I truly and sincerely hope so. In a symbolic thought I hope the sword,
a soldier's sword that Ignatius dedicated to Blessed Mary is
withdrawn from Its hidding place, polished, sharpened, and made ready for action. I
am happily amused by Francis'
doctrine and Ignatian Spirituality. As
a child in England we were taught the Jesuit
perfect contrition. I remember being told, “Make sure you know who
you are praying to, if God does not hear you, satan will”.
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are the greatest examination of
Conscience, are an act
self meditation and also
brilliant form of perfect contrition, we
about them but never use.
The non believers do. The work of a
Jesuit Priest in London gave
the various 12 step programmes, an adaptation of the same Spiritual Works.
in some way you have a bondage to sin, that is a sinful habit, using
the spiritual works properly and
will rid you of the
Catholic Truth Society
mostly written by Jesuits
were the theological writers that gave the English
until the Sisters came to teach the catechism.
as usual, I will return to my
I wish to write about how the Divine Intellect called to us by the
state of the grace that sanctifies to help us or how the uncreated
wisdom of God helps our created wisdom to
understand so many spiritual acts and meanings.
will use the Jesuit version of the Doctrine of Grace, simple in its
explanation but a state so difficult in today's church to achieve. The
Help of the Divine Intellect
piece of English teachings on Divine Wisdom (of the Sacred Head) a
very strong devotion of Theresa Higginson's, a Liverpool schoolteacher, who had a Jesuit Spiritual Confessor.
So good did come out of Liverpool after all. In Theresa, Christ's
promise of sending the Paraclete was once again fulfilled.
It must be understood without the state of grace, that precious
indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we do not comprehend clearly or deeply
what God is telling us through Scriptures, Christ, Blessed Mary or the Prophets.
teaching of the Church which in England we were taught, anytime we
picked up the Bible, books on dogma, doctrine and lives of the
saints to we pray as in the previous blog , “Come Holy Spirit etc.”.
is a terrible danger as I wrote a few lines ago “of who listens”.
Make sure who we want to hear, hears us or we
end up with our own interpretations. These
our opinions and a form of private
revelations and are, we consider therefore, to be undeniable. I do wish the Teachers in the Church point out this statement as a truer definition of what are private revelations. The modern way today is to
dismiss the traditional teachings of the Church and forge new
interpretations of old doctrines and words, another foolish change bt Vatican 2. This pastoral council said it is better to know scriptures than to know the catechism leaving us in the hands of those lacking the promise given to the Apostles by Christ of the paracletian return. This is modern way is due to the teachers never asking the Holy Spirit to help their idiosyncrasies of personal beliefs not formed in Church Ways. A very good example of
this are the modern meanings given to Scriptures which today are even
more erroneous by the fallacies of Hebrew translations that came from
the Masorete, Aaron ben Asher in the 1100's, he completely and utterly changed words grammaticly finding errors in diacritical and cantillation marks in the hebrew words. These tricks, used to rid the Old Testament of prophecies of Christ, we were warned of by St Justin Martyr in his “Dialogue with
Trypho the Jew, Chapter 71”.
we must believe that even priests should use the prayer which calls
for the assistance of the Paraclete for our memories. Some of the
homilies preached today, some of the homilies that are never
preached, show a mark of desertion by the Spirit of discipline and
wisdom. In fact since I cannot believe the Holy Spirit dwells in the
internet, and I find so many homilies in the Church today are, in the
English vernacular, cribbed from bad evangelical practices of those
outside the Church suggests to me at times the Paraclete does not
have much affection in the main for the priesthood who guides us
today. They have too many bad habits of wanting it easy and not
wanting, using a proper expression, "to fight with filth for our salvation."
There are not many priests who are so, only enough to be in those places where they are dangerous for their and our
was an account of a priest in the Midwest of America who was in a
terrible car crash and died. He was sent back to reform his life at a
request of Blessed Mary's to be given a second chance. How often we
see of this Blessed Mother, of ours, asking and getting us a second
chance? How often this Blessed Woman gets us all this second chance?
How She triggers and reminds Jesus, He is Divine Mercy. The priest was asked
a terrible question, “When were you ever a priest for Me?” I hope the
priests who read this blog, literally quake in their boots as they
“ponder” this question in their minds. Priests and religious are
very much part of the true meaning of Fatima's third secret. Next
blog will give you the reason why I say this and the screams of
horror from pricked brutes will ring out. Once again if you wish to
debate this take it to your parish priest and or your bishop and get
Teresa's interjaculatory prayer'
"Wisdom of the Sacred Head guide us in all Your ways. O love of the Sacred Heart, consume us with Your Fire".
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Looking at our Church
thinking catholic I
can see in
understated way, we
little too proud, a little too
triumphant. I find it false and unbecoming to hide these attributes under what is false humility. I
do confess it is obvious priests are a little paternal and dismissive
of our, the laity's views. This
confuses how we see and believe in
our religion. No
one likes to be patted on the head with a unspoken,"Father knows best"
attitude. This is a usually a poorly a wrong headed version of paternalism. I thank God not all are inflicted with this schism. No one, especially those of us, who have been in the Church all their long
life and whose knowledge and views are dismissed in favour of those
who are newbies. Newbies, I find, who are inexperienced and badly formed in the faith, and of different cultures.
I mean in the text of a Unifying Catholic Culture that has matured and developed over many years of practicing our faith. This attitude does
effect how we
translate, interpret or understand scriptures, dogma or
what is most disgusting for catholic, is how we were taught to interpret and
our badly formed consciences. I wish the nonsense spoken as a gospel truth that is extremely offensive when a severely uniformed newbie tells those of us who existed as catholic and practiced and worked to become saints and got there without ever knowing the scriptures. That is rude and ignorant and so many of those who should know better publicly agree. Even though one could point out it was their fault if previous to that pastoral council, it was their responsibility to guide us.
the majority of right thinkers iterate and reiterate that
is lousy in the Church today. The right thinkers who
repeat and repeat rightly
the very foolish majority
teach the RCIA. I
question, as should the prelates and the priests who authorize such
monstrous foolishness, how
anyone been able able
to form consciences properly, since
the advent of dreadful pastoral debacle called Vatican 2 and following?
I can criticize since I
have been to RCIA classes in various parishes and in the main they
stink, reek of schisms and down right denial of catholic teachings.
one argument with a priest when he glossed over confession before a
Holy Communion, he objected to my question of not receiving communion if
not in a state of grace.
Let this blog
cause you to stop and consider the lack of unity in the church. Why
is this lack so apparent? My thoughts lean
towards a complete and very deliberate misunderstanding of Vatican 2
and a lack of interest by bishops and priests in teaching encyclicals
such as Christifideles Laici, and documents on
the Liturgy. Vatican 2 fostered a worldly view by
the laity of their role in the Church which was never corrected by
prelates and priests. It has been for so many a
descent to where we should be frightened to go. It
has been downhill journey ever since. The
resulting success of liberal obscurantism in the
church is caused by the neglect and bad catechizing through a lack of
fortitude by priests who fail to insist on orthodox catechetical
teaching. Are these sentiments wrong? Consider
therefore the disunity over the Liturgies. Consider the words in Evelyn Waugh's letters to Cardinal Heenan, who
agreed with him over the abuses in the new
liturgies. Cardinal Heenan agreed wholeheartedly, fought
and earned the Heenan Indult and
then did what a modern and untaught laity popularly
demanded. The sacrifice of the mass had to be built unfortunately on the
demands of rebellious Jewry, 2000 years ago at
the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ. Then formed, it was offered in places and actions formed by God's instructions to the
Hebrews over the form of the temple interior, the personnel allowed
on the altar, and what the sacrifices were to be in atonement for.
Evelyn Waugh dismissed
the idiotic demands for the use of the vernacular language by showing if
it is to be followed to its perfection then due to refugee-ism,
immigration, and other cross border pollinations, we should have
masses offered in parishes everywhere, in Tagalog, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, and
various other languages, even as he facetiously
wrote by Abyssinians with their rattles banging, dancing around the altar. I
remember when we could all understand the Most
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as it was always the same, and our
teachers took pains to teach us the format in which it was presented.
I have heard catholics talk
about the mass in Latin as retrogressive. The unspoken statement is
the old mass is not modern enough. The music is old fashioned, and
must we, to keep up with new trends start celebrating the today's
mass in rap and as the fad changes, change the
mass again. This would be a logical conclusion from the modern
thought of the prelates and priests. If someone wants the mass to be
a rock concert, then give them a mass separate from the traditions of
the Church. See how long it would last. If someone wants to dance
around the altar banging with rattles and tambourines then give them
a separate mass. Do not disturb me or others like me in our prayer of
silence, which is the precursor, by Church
teachings on the prayer to DIVINE
May I add some other
thoughts. I have heard many say by their actions they do not need confession as a
sacrament, Priests are demanding that it is replaced with general absolution. Some claim the Church cannot make rules other than what is in the
scriptures. How truly banal? The Church has the power. Christ after His resurrection and before His ascension said so. Do no, as is fashionable today, place your opinions, your private revelations, before those of a Man who did not tell lies. The
Church echoing the Old Law instructs us to keep Holy the Sabbath and
gives us an order of mass by which to keep the sacrifice and the day Holy. If we are
not present, we have committed a grievous or
mortal sin. The Church defines the length and the
time in liturgical practice by which this instruction is made (fulfilled). We must be there from before the Gospel until after the
Last Blessing. To do otherwise we have missed mass and committed a mortal
sin. The Church instructs us that we cannot receive Holy Communion
until we have confessed this sin and should not receive until we do
so, as soon as possible. This meant
in my day and it has not changed,
do not go to Holy Communion until we go to a
sacramental confession. So many I know could not care less and miss mass and receive. I know there are all sorts of excuses one can
give but nevertheless, it is still a precept or commandment of the
Church, miss mass you have sinned. When will one priest have the
intestinal fortitude to stand in front of his sheep and tell them of this precept or instruction. He
might not want too, but when he stands before Christ he will
certainly know he should have as he is sent to join the goats.
If there are any of the
laity who reads this, and armed with the virtue of fortitude decides
to ask Prelate or Priest to give an opinion on the veracity of what
you have just read, you will find it will be obvious if the questioned has the
intestinal fortitude to give an answer from his conscience. Good Luck
with your quest. By the way, why when so many Bishops do admit to a rotten malaise in the teaching of the faith through bad catechesis, why has it not been corrected?
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