All Conversations in My Heart
Monday, July 07, 2014
  Blog 436
It has been dry period for me, both writing and praying. The prayer was a matter of being obstinately persevering but the writing was another problem. Finally I came to see two days ago I had to accept I was writing what my ego wanted not what the promptings of the Holy Ghost was pushing me towards. Let me be brutally honest about myself. There was a time when I had absolute faith in God but no one was going to tell me what to do. I literally interpreted free will very selfishly. I went about my own way and did ask I pleased. Even today I often ignore what my interior voice tells me. There are times when I realize that what I am thinking or what, if I am honest I should admit to, are often not very comfortable. Uncomfortable when I see the results they will bring me when I put them on paper. Here is one whose results will confirm, what some dear friends and one son have constantly advised me, they will cause others to dismiss me as foolish. There are some who are like me in their interior spiritual life that can agree with the following. There is a difference between seeing and hearing in one's interior life. Many catholics hear but do not recognize the action for what it is. There is a difference of seeing and hearing for oneself and hearing and seeing for others. The Church absolutely denies any action the senses bring that are meant for others in these cases. They label them all private revelations brushing aside the scriptural examples of prophets, heroes and teachers as of no consequence if it interferes with the rules and demands of the modern 60-70's priesthood. This probably is the reason that few priests have these experiences and I wonder how many contemplative nuns are silenced by the rules of obedience that are used to quieten their consciences. I do find myself thinking that I am the Man for all mankind. That is what I get is for everyone. No matter what you all think I do have a prayer from the Blessed Virgin that tells all what Jesus will decide about you if you were to be judged by Him right then and there as the prayer is delivered. This prayer and what follows is what drives me to write this. I am not special but just as Blessed Mary says I am a mouth, or as a very good priest told my wife, “Michael is very bombastic”. It seems though through several courses I have taken, management course, that I am likely to be very assertive in what I believe in. I hope this priest who is a walking, talking and acting example for all priests is not annoyed with my correction.
You may wish to follow an example of what I have observed to result from one occasion. A priest from Medjugorie came to Burnaby, a district in the Vancouver Area BC. Medjugorie was a work of God that started well, as must all things from God, but because of the Pastoral ineptness of the local ordinary, the occasion went of the rails. Can you imagine any priest who should know better allowing six peasant not too intellectual children be harassed by priests from all over the world. Little kids who had without a doubt been formed by their mothers to love and respect the parish priest. Taught so, I imagine, as I was from my mother's example and attitude? I can only empathize and apologize for all the fear and the confusion these little children went through. I say once again and care little for any of your corrections. My heart goes out to those children at that age exposed to the hubris of many of the priests who wrote so ignorantly about children who became confused and had no protection against the careerism, conceit and hubris which is ever present in many priests today. Were it my grandchildren I would have probably physically sent them packing without any regret or second thoughts.
Due to the lack of any pastoral ability which we see and read in the descriptions of the actions of the Croatian Hierarchy and Priests contra the local populace, others moved into the vacuum. We had the pentecostals move in and have taken over. Remember if you read the Acts properly Pentecostal Hysteria is not a Christian religion. In fact Peter the first elder brother when faced with the rejoicing of Cornelius which I have heard described as Baptism of the Holy Spirit said and acted upon his words, “These people deserve to be baptised”, and he did in the Name of the father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost”. Just as he did after the descent of the Holy Spirit. He did as as Christ desired.
Going back to the priest from Medjugorie, I was wondering before I knew he was coming here, what there was about this priest that made me uneasy when I read accounts of Blessed Mary's presence in Croatia. I prayed, asked and was answered “Write to the Bishop of Mostar and ask why this priest often goes on holiday and takes large sums of money to the bank outside of the country?” I did and just before this priest was to offer mass his permission to practice was withdrawn. Meanwhile Blessed Mary said, “Do this for me please.” “Talk to the organizers of this gathering and say, I have something to say and tell them this”. I did and what a kerfluffle. A local priest disobedient to his community, a local visionary and her mouthy followers all joined together to condemn me as a new ager. So I knelt to pray and said sorry for my inability to please her. The Holy Mother of God dressed in the gold of Ophir, stamped her foot and said, “They will not pick and choose between my prophets. I will fog their minds
Well the next day early in the morning fog blanketed the lower mainland of BC until a short time before the event was to start. But was that the fog the Holy Virgin meant? Certainly in hindsight awhile later I realized it was probably not. But it has become apparent to me what my Loving Mother meant. I shall not give names but I will recount what is history. A priest who was truly “off the wall” is in the first stages of dementia, I believe. He fought bitterly to prevent the rosary prayed every evening in our parish church. A husband whose wife was gravely ill of a death dealing illness who died ten years later of the cancer I told her she would die of. Another man who tipsily dismissed me often, lost his mind after a fashion. A woman who should have known better is in the depths of dementia. There are some other examples all of this frightens me. The priest by the way called my wife and told her he was sorry for her because of my mental illness. Although many who read this will argue differently. But I at least have the fortitude to write with my observations of later events. The priest who will dismiss me do not even have the bravery to tell their parishioners, “Go to Confession”
Another example of behaviour from a man a member of the visionary group, who railed against my statement told a man (R) who was sorely in need of my friendship by his own admittance that he would never pray with him again if he prayed with me. This member constantly promised yet never came to visit R. R arranged, with my agreement, a meeting with the member. We met at the Grotto in Mission and this holier than thou alpha male when urged to start the rosary did not or could not start. R later told me he could not even say the I believe. I asked then if I could pray a prayer that would tell him of his spiritual future. When I did, jumped and ran away behind the Grotto building. He was gone for a while until I think he knew he could not get out to his car without going past us. He came back and he had on two large very large religious items about 3 to 4 inches in height around his neck, a cross and a tau. Brandishing them them like weapons over my head he came towards us. I asked him if he knew this story which I have related above up to “I shall fog their minds” His answer was very silly.” Blessed Mary would not stamp her foot, she might laugh, she might cry but never stamp her foot”. I asked, “Have you ever read Genesis?” and left.

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