Fear Not For I Am With You.

“Jesus is the One” whose death and resurrection brings “eternal life to all who believe”

Fear Not For I Am With You.

As back in the time of our Lord today in 2021 the wicked ways of the world and that serpent the Devil have shuttered and put a damper or fear into the people with the global falsehood Covid catastrophe, to turn people away from Jesus Christ and the faith and to bow to the earthly power of the government or the many elite (emperors)and swear allegiance to this earthly system, with even talk of vaccine passports with the wearing of masks to cover the face and thus the visual identity of a person; to make one insignificant and to show trust only in the great world system with its power and supposed experts!  Of course as back in the time of Jesus Christ just like those earthly powers then sought to mislead; this is all a lie to deceive and control God’s children with fear.

Secularism or materialism coupled with a culture of death is a dark scourge upon our Nations and we have to pray we can free ourselves and indeed our societies from the powerful grip it has on it; distracting so many people from seeing the plain simple truth right in their faces!  Instead many are attracted to corruptions, sin, decadence, falsehoods and outright immorality; an antichrist movement, which is the road to perdition!

God is there to help us with our earthly living and who knows better than God what all of this is about. He directs us to do the best thing if we are truly receptive to Him, and also trying our best to do the right thing.

Look and see plainly where our society is now, a place in which an entitled group of bigoted lying criminals that are untouchables and in return spawned new criminal acts using those previous examples as templates to get away with doing wrong! All those former transgressions should have been nipped in the bud and been prosecuted to the full extent of the law to conviction; Rule of Law must apply for all equally just like Due Process is a given or should be. We want innocent people not being victimized but equally we want the guilty to pay for their crimes. This is what makes a society good and worth its salt.

But now more often than not we’re in a place where the unjust or most crooked among us can be elevated to positions of great earthly authority, even a President; as has happened here in America.

Many people perhaps feeling helpless or confused and scared want to be led to a place of assurance and comfort, and they love to invest themselves into some person who comes across as sure and strong with that article of great need by so many, wisdom; insight and knowledge of the Truth!  What is the Truth and can we be sure of it when we think we have found it!  In some things we can with practical knowledge and scientific logic break things down into the component parts and get the whole picture of what makes a thing what it is or tick.

Matthew 25:21 NIV says, “His master replied, ‘Well done my good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

Something Billy Graham said once rings with Truth very clearly to me.  “Humanity has always been dexterous at confusing evil with good. That was Adam and Eve’s problem, and it is our problem today. If evil were not made to appear good, there would be no such thing as temptation. It is in their close similarity that the danger lies.

Modern social righteousness often differs from the righteousness of the Bible. Someone has said: “A wrong deed is right if the majority of people declare it not to be wrong.” By this principle we can see our standards shifting from year to year according to the popular vote! Divorce was once frowned upon by society, and laws against fornication and adultery were strictly enforced. But now divorce is accepted by society, and fornication is glorified in our literature and films.” https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/june-2012/confusing-evil-with-good/

I think genuine humility is a great thing; I think of Dismas on the cross next to Jesus and his humility was powerful to the Lord because as we know he told Dismas, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43

Another man considered a Saint now, who has to this day a profound effect on me and so many other’s is former Pope John Paul II who was a very good man with a “humble heart” and disposition, so to me he was offering these same kind of insights and basic truths to anyone; telling us to give our hearts to Jesus Christ.

I don’t think God intended on giving enough morsels of information and truth to leave us still so hampered and blind to what we must understand to some substantial level in order to now in these most troubled times to make the mistake of giving up, or maybe never satisfied. I like you too am observing the near outright chaos happening in our country and around the planet lately seeing the shaky flimsy balance of societies, while there are those agents within that promote the same, making matters exponentially worse; how it seems likely that perhaps anarchy is right around the next corner as we travel down this road of life on earth these days. We as Christians agree that God has it all covered, but, He gives us so many blessings or opportunities to shape up and take the initiative that we should, to be “devoutly faithful” and in prayer often, so that we maintain our own path to salvation, but just as important inspire others to do the same by setting a good example as we do it; especially in this topsy-turvy time of conflict and confusion where it’s so sorely lacking.

Here is an excerpt of something I was saying in one of my recent blogs regarding Big Pharma that I believe says something fitting here.

“An antichrist entity out to subdue, control, ruin and destroy countless lives and ultimately souls.”  With this type of culture at work around the planet with absolutely secularism running rampant, promoting and being facilitated by Big Tech now every second of every day on a massive scale not promoting God or anything to do with Him, but rather, “faith in technology” as God, and “Government coupled with High Tech” being our true savior, a narrative that’s saying the ways of the world and man himself are the only thing this side of heaven that can help us and do us any good!” This imposter savior which is like the Totalitarianism we see in China and other countries!

“Humility and Trust” in the Lord, are the essential factors to weather any storm or hardship we as mere children of God may face. As He has told us, we need to keep growing in our faith; and to remember this that our Lord and Savior said.

“Be not afraid, for with thee I am, Look not around, for I am thy God, I have strengthened thee, Yea, I have helped thee, yea, I upheld thee, With the right hand of My righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Yea, He is with us always, as now to support, strengthen and guide us to everlasting victory!  We can rest assured of that, and know this world has no claim upon us, his faithful; His victory made certain of it!  And all that is unholy and not of the Father He will cast into the lake of fire when the final judgment comes; so there is truly nothing to fear, our victory has been assured and we rise up to the father with Him, our ever-loving glorious Savior Jesus Christ!  Amen.

This is what it all comes down to; “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, {there} you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going. 5 Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way? 6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John14:1-6).

The death of our Lord is God’s way to heaven; it’s the only means by which we can live forever with Christ. Death, once our enemy, is defeated. Death cannot keep us from God; Christ’s death draws us to Him! Apostle Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better.” Philippians 1:21-23.

“Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord–for we walk by faith, not by sight–we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8.

Jesus encouraged His disciples and all the faithful as He assured them that His death was going to be the means by which they would be with Him forever in Paradise. His death was not the problem, it was the only solution. So the Truth is our Lord’s death did not create any problem, it actually solved the greatest problem we all face being fallen and having the stain of sin; which can only provide death.  If Jesus had not been separated from the Apostles and all of us this way, by His death for all sins, they and we would die in our sins and thusly be separated from Him forever; which is too horrible to contemplate!  Jesus’ going, His death, paid the price or ransom for men’s sins, so that we can live forever in His presence. Amen.

The disciples did not understand Jesus at the time just prior to His crucifixion, but they did after His resurrection from the dead. They then went on and preached to all who would listen that “Jesus is the One” whose death and resurrection brings “eternal life to all who believe.” They no longer feared His death, as they had previously; just as we should not fear anything now in our uncertain world; even our own death, if we have faith in Him; we know we will gain life by losing this one.  The Apostles then as we now; have received the greatest Truth!

Where, O Death, your sting? Where, O Death [[or Hades]], your victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:55

God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

Dom Gueranger on the Mass of Holy Thursday and the Stripping of the Altars

“having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them unto the end”

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Reblog by: Lawrence Morra III

Zero Lift-Off Only The Beginning

Mark 12:30, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

“Our thoughts turn to the traitor Judas, who, on this very day, profaned the sign of friendship by making it an instrument of death.”

This line does strike me as a sharp reminder of the duality of us humans who often times break promises and vows of all kinds!  Or lie when it’s to our advantage, so we may think at the time even saying, a little white lie won’t hurt anyone! Heinous betrayal such as this act by Judas is most egregious but people do it every day!  Of course they don’t sentence Jesus Christ to crucifixion, or do they?  Could it mean that Judas represented many of us; a piece of every one of us, because we all sold Jesus out being of this fallen nature and subject to the ways of the world and Satan’s influence; so aren’t we all responsible for His unimaginable  suffering and pain unto a horrible languishing death?

If three men go into a bank and rob it while a fourth man is outside watching from the getaway car isn’t he as guilty of bank robbery when they all get caught!

We all owe everything to God Almighty, and we could never repay Sweet Jesus on that cross at Calvary for what He had to do, in order to follow the Father’s will; who offers each and every one of us to be Redeemed, making us sanctified and pure so that we can be in the presence of our Heavenly Father!

“The Church omits, today, the sign of fraternal charity, it would too painfully remind us of sacrilegious hypocrisy.”

As now the world  and even our beloved Church is full of Hypocrisy as we have borne witness to politicians and Bergoglio joining hands in this hypocrisy, even with Islam who wants Christendom wiped off the face of the earth with Jews and all other religion too!

Did crowds of people rush the captors of Jesus or riot and demand this Good Shepherd Jesus be set free or after his death; no not even the Apostles sacrificed themselves to stop what had to happen because even if they wanted to stop this injustice it wasn’t their place to do so, nor could they have overpowered the legions of soldiers if they tried; so it was futile just like humanity’s ever being freed from death and oblivion without the death of Jesus Christ! The whole world and its corrupt ways produced His crucifixion and handed Him over to Pilate whether as active participants or by default of all humans being fallen, and not being worthy to be in the presence and glory of Almighty God in His absolute perfection!

Romans 3: 10-12, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”

It’s getting more obvious to me as I’m sure you as we grow older that we all come up short changed or even broke, if we depend on mere temporary earthly contentment’s or pleasures to fill us; virtually an impossible fool’s errand.  But, with a caveat I say we should always try to make the best of what we have and be eternally grateful just for that, indeed our next breath is a miraculous gift; and then seek Him the Divine and Everlasting to satisfy our every dream and need in His kingdom to come!  I’m sure I’ll see you there as long as I keep trying my best, that’s all He expects of any of us!  Amen.

Mark 12:30, Jesus tells us that our first responsibility is to Him, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” This same theme is reiterated many places in the Bible (Deuteronomy 6:5, 13:3, 30:6; Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27).

So we must first and foremost ask ourselves are we willingly being deceived and led astray by the many temptations and the glitter of the fool’s gold or snares of this world?

Or are we looking deeper into the heart of our simple existence here on earth to see the profound reality that much, much more is going on than meets the eye!  The Holy Scriptures say “Seek” and you will find, (7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-12)

You know the old adage of “get up, brush yourself off and get moving again.”  This life is a proving ground, and we all go through trials and tribulations.

Let’s reflect on this great parable Jesus gave to us!

The Prodigal Son Parable in the book of Luke 15:11-32: 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.” 

Basically this younger son was so foolish and threw caution and reason to the wind wasting all that his father had given to him!  Of course in time he realized what a fool he had been and that his father’s servants were better off, so thinking he should return to his father and admit his error perhaps his father would allow  him to at least be kept as a servant, which would obviously be better than being a vagabond or beggar! 

On his journey back to his father, “still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. 22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’  And they began to celebrate.” 

Obviously this is to illustrate that our Heavenly Father who knows and understands all things holds out for us if we have run amuck or been led astray to awaken from our doing wrong because learning from a mistake and growing in wisdom is achieved if genuinely felt in the heart which to God is a most pleasing thing for any of us to achieve. as we are all fallen and none are worthy or righteous, and to rise above sin or transgression and be sincerely sorry is an act of courage and shows character! 

Remember how Jesus at Calvary told the condemned sinner and criminal on His right side as they were being crucified, “I say to you today, you will be in paradise with me!”  A despot heathen criminal who in his final opportunity saw the light and truth and showed genuine sorrow and faith to Jesus our Father and that was something Jesus would not deny being rewarded; just as the prodigal son’s father saw in his son true remorse or repentance, and how it was a blessing that he came back into the light and fold or the family! 

But, in all of this the older brother who had followed his father’s ways and fallen into line all of his adult life was shaken by all this praise heaped upon the wayward younger brother!  He was asked to join the celebration that ensued. 

“But he was angry and refused to go in.  His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes; you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’’ 

This is such great hope and encouragement for any of us to remember that the gate into heaven is narrow and the road to hell is wide; but, our heavenly Father who knows all things is full of mercy and love for us, so there is always hope even for the lowly criminal or worst sinner if he can see the error of his ways and repent turning his heart over to his Father in heaven!  Our Lord Jesus Christ knows us, and when we stand before Him there will be no fooling Him, but there will also be no denying of His own.  That is a promise He made to us!  We should pray we are so worthy when we see Him!

But, clearly the takeaway in all that I say here is that we are all lost and yet all found, because our Father in heaven knows us all better than anyone can and is always calling out to us watching from afar!

Most important is that Jesus Christ promised that those who have faith in Him and abide in His living word that He will be with us to the end and forever!  He is definitely with us and this is a “short ride;” so I often wonder how I wasted so much time!  I really have to kick myself in the behind for that one; so much more I could have done better!  But, the good news is there is, no better time than the present, today, right now; to make the biggest impact!  It’s a collective building power of faith, which can get over any mountain and make the impossible possible!  Amen to that.

God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

Dom Gueranger on the Mass of Holy Thursday and the Stripping of the Altars

Posted on April 1, 2021 by Catholicism Pure & Simple

Last Supper – Valentin de Boulogne (1625–26)

The Church intends, on this day, to renew, in a most solemn manner, the mystery of the Last Supper: for our Lord Himself, on this occasion of the institution of the Blessed Sacrament, said to His Apostles: Do this for a Commemoration of Me (St. Luke, xxii. 15). Let us, therefore, resume the Gospel narrative.

Jesus is in the Supper chamber, where the Paschal Lamb is to be eaten. All the Apostles are with Him; Judas is there, also, but His crime is not known to the rest. Jesus approaches the table, on which the Lamb is served. His Disciples stand around him. The ceremonies prescribed by God to Moses are religiously observed. At the beginning of the repast, Jesus speaks these words to His Apostles: With desire I have desired to eat this Pasch with you, before I suffer (St. Luke, xxii. 15). In saying this, He does not imply that the Pasch of this year is intrinsically better than those that have preceded it; but, that it is dearer to Him, inasmuch as it is to give rise to the institution of the new Pasch, which He has prepared for mankind, and which He is now going to give them as his last gift: for as St. John says, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them unto the end (St. John, xiii. 1).

[…]

The Mass of Maundy Thursday is one of the most solemn of the Year; and although the Feast of Corpus Christi is the day for the solemn honouring the mystery of the Holy Eucharist, still, the Church would have the anniversary of the Last Supper to be celebrated with all possible splendour. The colour of the vestments is white, as it is for Chrismas Day and Easter Sunday; the decorations of the Altar and Sanctuary all bespeak joy: and yet, there are several ceremonies during this Mass, which show that the holy Spouse of Christ has not forgotten the Passion of her Jesus, and that this joy is but transient. The Priest entones the Angelic Hymn, Glory be to God in the highest! and the Bells ring forth a joyous peal, which continues during the whole singing of the heavenly Canticle: but, from that moment, they remain silent, and their long silence produces, in every heart, a sentiment of holy mournfulness. But why does the Church deprive us, for so many hours, of the grand melody of these sweet bells, whose voices cheer us during the rest of the year? It is to show us, that this world lost all its melody and joy when its Saviour suffered and was crucified. Moreover, she would hereby remind us, how the Apostles, (who were the heralds of Christ, and are figured by the Bells, whose ringing summons the Faithful to the House of God,) fled from their Divine Master and left him a prey to His enemies.

The Holy Sacrifice continues as usual; but at the solemn moment of the Elevation of the Holy Host and the Chalice of Salvation, the Bell is silent, and, outside the Church, there is not given to the neighbourhood the usual signal of the descent of Jesus upon the Altar. When the time of the Holy Communion is near, the Priest does not give the Kiss of Peace to the Deacon, who, according to the Apostolic tradition, should transmit it, by the Subdeacon, to those that are about to communicate. Our thoughts turn to the traitor Judas, who, on this very day, profaned the sign of friendship by making it an instrument of death. It is out of detestation for this crime, that the Church omits, today, the sign of fraternal charity, it would too painfully remind us of sacrilegious hypocrisy.

Another rite, peculiar to today, is the Priest’s consecrating two Hosts during the Mass. One of these he receives in Communion; the other he reserves, and reverently places it in a Chalice, which he covers with a veil. The reason of this is, that, tomorrow, the Church suspends the daily Sacrifice. Such is the impression produced by the anniversary of our Saviour’s Death, that the Church dares not to renew, upon her Altars, the immolation which was then offered on Calvary: or rather, her renewal of it will be by the fixing all her thoughts on the terrible scene of that Friday Noon. The Host reserved from today’s Mass, will be her morrow’s participation. This rite is called the Mass of the Presanctified, because, in it, the Priest does not consecrate, but only receives the Host consecrated on the previous day. Formerly, as we shall explain more fully further on, the holy Sacrifice was not offered up on Holy Saturday, and yet the Mass of the Presanctified was not celebrated, as it was on the Friday.

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The Stripping of the Altars

As soon as Vespers are over, the Celebrant returns to the Sanctuary, assisted by the Deacon and Subdeacon. He goes to the altar, and takes off the cloths and ornaments. This ceremony signifies the suspension of the Holy Sacrifice. The altar should be left in this denuded state, until the daily offering can again be presented to the Divine Majesty…. He is now in the hands of his enemies.. who are about to strip him of his garments, just as we strip the Altar. He is to be exposed naked to the insults of the rabble…

(Source: New Liturgical Movement)

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Vatican Now in Crisis Management Mode with German Bishops

Reblog by: Lawrence Morra III

Zero Lift-Off     Only The Beginning

March 28, 2021

“Crisis not Christ being Raised Everywhere!”
Before I even got half way through reading this article I was immediately struck with the clear sense that Bishop Georg Bätzing was some form of Lutheran advocate perhaps following in the footsteps of Martin Luther to radically transform the Catholic Church to meet some modern day influences be they political or cultural.  Then as I read on this was being discussed and viewed in such a light; when I read this, “Cardinal Müller pointed out a “great difference” between that time and now, namely that the issue then was “the sacraments, the authority of the Successors of the Apostles and St. Peter.” Nowadays, he said, “we’re talking about the Protestantization of the Church, but it’s not the Protestantism of the Reformers, rather it’s the Protestantism of liberal theologians who reduce Christianity” only to “certain moral forms, individual or social.”
To me the radical confrontations taking place in society and government, Liberalization; the polluting, is very much the same as we see now the leftist liberals are looking to even radically alter the Church to fit today’s themes of same sex marriage, acceptance of abortion, premarital sex and even some blending of other religions or philosophies with Catholicism, which as I see it would certainly pave the way for the antichrist..

Bishop Georg Bätzing mentioned here, “by describing himself as a “good conservative because I love this Church and gladly give my life and energy to it. But I want it to change.” And by what authority is he basically demanding change? Not God’s as I see it, so who does he think he is to create such discord like this in the Church? Here he states “when it comes to opening up priestly ministry to women, every pope, starting with John Paul II, had “unanimously” answered that question by ruling it out. “Nevertheless,” he said, “it is on the table.”

Then this made it abundantly clear to me that this man either of his own accord or being manipulated by someone or a group is showing with this statement that in his mind change is going to happen one way or another because the current status-quo is unacceptable to him! He continued with outlandish Babble, “Regarding the blessing of same-sex unions, Bishop Bätzing said there was a need for solutions, that he believed it necessary to find liturgical answers “without Rome’s approval,” and that he believed “we should change the Catechism in this sense” after “intense discussion.” What solutions could he be alluding to or how can the Church “find liturgical answers “without Rome’s approval,” because logically as I see it same sex union or marriage is either right or wrong and is condoned or it isn’t by God, and these matters are perfectly clear in Holy Scriptures; case closed! This man is a ranting lunatic in my eyes and he is working for dark ulterior purposes just as we see going on with Bergoglio’s deep involvement with Global Politics and United Nations affiliation a well know highly corrupted organization; along with wicked men like Biden! I can only see all of this hoopla as another sign of the times and the work of Satan to disrupt, cause turmoil, divisiveness, controversy and divide; in this case the Church and flock, as it were! Not a good thing going on here by any means, so our fervent prayers and discipline are strenuously required now; to hold onto our faith, Church and above all our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whom without there is no Church of God’s; as we proceed through this tumultuous storm!

In a definite way what we see happening here is not unlike such things we see in pop culture where Cardi B who I know is one of the worst female role models on the planet is elevated to some icon stature for the “ways of the world” that now promote to the youth that she like a “whore of Babylon” is someone to emulate and all those wholesome days gone by “wholesome female role models” are a fraud, and only promote whiteness along with the old ways of colonialism; and all you young girls want to get WOKE! This Bishop reminds me of that; like some WOKE cheerleader in the Church! I tend to be a considerate man and very sensitive, but all I want to tell this fool is shut up already you make me sick; and you don’t want to know what that Cardi character makes me feel like or want to say! Dr. Seuss’ books are now classified as grotesque and something that children don’t need to see; but now it’s indecent not to applaud Cardi B’s Grammy immoral simulated sex performance and people need to get WOKE? I say someone forgot to toss out a lot of trash! These same people are redefining morality and putting down so many standard, wholesome, cultural icons and heritages; as a pure example last summer’s riots without accountability when statues of Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves along with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and many other historical figures and other such monuments were destroyed, but now because they dictate what is moral we are supposed to accept Cardi and other wickedness or unsavory characters as not just acceptable but someone to idolize, and yes, in a sense worship or adore! Do you see where I’m going here; how the “ways of the world” are firmly in the clutches of Satan and he wants the younger people to worship the world, and not God and Jesus; then to of course, following in line with that evil; to turn to Satan and worship him! If this isn’t “End Time” then there must be some stage of reckoning and chastisement coming that I’m not aware of and missed somewhere along the line, but as before the flood, when Noah prepared; the world was in a whirlwind of debauchery, sin, folly and madness right to the moment of calamity!

That is a Demon look!

We are now living in a world that is far worse than Sodom and Gomorrah or Noah’s time of the flood ever could have been in their rampant decadence and stupidity! We who have all the tools to do remarkably better than all previous generations are actually doing exceedingly worse! I’ll say it’s a forgone conclusion that with the beyond morbid and actually “diabolical unholy abomination of Abortion” alone, which is now Industrial Scale and still growing especially now that the diabolically operative; Radical “Democrat” Politically Organized Crime Syndicate has taken the helm with the infamous 48 year Professional Career Politically Organized Crime Syndicate Racketeer, The Puppet POTUS Old Scranton Joe Biden; the Devil’s Own, and I dare say “a Man of Perdition in America!” This is the time for such a monster to be a figurehead of the most powerful nation on earth the United States of America the Republic under God which has been the perceived by many “crown jewel” for Satan to possess; and that he has done in spades!  Got so many not imitating virtue; but instead evil!

Getting back to the Abomination of Wholesale Industrial Scale Abortion which is now as simple as getting your toenails clipped, even Full Term Day of Delivery a complete “Human Baby” can be snuffed out like a candle and used for experimental purposes or the more likely scenario organ and tissue harvesting for all kinds of purposes, all of which by the way are Satanically Evil, even such things as Covid Vaccines and the like, actually exceedingly worse than what the Mayans and many Amazonian Ancient Pagan wild people did when they sacrificed human adults and babies to a host of false gods! But they were stupid and totally controlled by fear, ignorance, madness and actual evil spirit’s possession! But today we have young whack job women who after an abortion have a Happy Abortion Party! And look how we have this Bergoglio to me the heretic pope bringing the Pachamama Amazonian Paganism right into the Holy Mass at the Vatican, and now this Bishop Bätzing is pushing to the hilt for “CHANGE.” I see what he is!

Yes these words are absolutely true and coming to fruition before our very eyes; “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).
The End!

God bless you.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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Vatican Now in Crisis Management Mode with German Bishops
Posted on March 28, 2021 by Catholicism Pure & Simple

NEWS ANALYSIS: Sources say that two senior cardinals wanted to bring the president of the German bishops’ conference to Rome for correction regarding his recent controversial comments, but were overruled by Pope Francis.

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021.
Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021. (photo: Sascha Steinbach/epa pool.)

Edward Pentin at NCR, March 26, 2021:

VATICAN CITY — In January, two Vatican cardinals wanted to summon the president of the German bishops’ conference to Rome and correct him about a media interview in which he expressed his dissent from Church teaching in a number of areas.

Such a meeting, which some believe should have been used to give the Vatican’s formal opposition to the Synodal Path, never happened and now the German bishops are blazing ahead unfettered, drawing grave concerns of possible schism.

Jesuit Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Cardinal Kurt Koch, the Swiss president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, were concerned about comments Bishop Georg Bätzing made in a lengthy interview with the German publication Herder Korrespondenz published at the end of December.

Vatican sources told the Register that the interview, in which the bishop questioned established Church teaching, was highly revealing of the bishop’s own dissent from the magisterium, leading the two concerned cardinals to want to ask Bishop Bätzing to come to Rome to correct him.

“Santa Marta said ‘No’,” said one of the sources referring to the Pope’s official residence.

The Register has contacted both cardinals and the Holy See Press Office if they could confirm this version of events but has so far received no response.

The Controversial Interview

In the largely overlooked interview, headlined “I Want Change” and published over the New Year, Bishop Bätzing of Limburg began by describing himself as a “good conservative because I love this Church and gladly give my life and energy to it. But I want it to change.”

He then went on to directly challenge the Church’s teaching and tradition regarding women’s ordination to the priesthood, the blessing of same-sex unions, priestly celibacy and Holy Communion for Protestants.

Limiting ordination to men seemed to him “less and less convincing,” he said, adding that “there are well-developed theological arguments in favor of opening the sacramental ministry to women as well.”

“This is why I often mention the diaconate of women, because I see it as a space for action,” he continued. He added that when it comes to opening up priestly ministry to women, every pope, starting with John Paul II, had “unanimously” answered that question by ruling it out. “Nevertheless,” he said, “it is on the table.”

Bishop Bätzing questioned what he saw as the need to “cling to the current conditions of admission” to the priesthood, saying the Church blocks vocations by “ex-culturating” herself.

And on the much-criticized Synodal Path of the Church in Germany, a two-year program to debate issues of power, sexual morality, priestly life and the role of women in the Church in an effort to ostensibly root out abuse, he said he tried to understand Rome’s reservations about it and sensed “strong pressure on how to keep the universal Church united in the presence of such different cultural characteristics.”

Referring to Pope Francis’ 2019 letter to the Church in Germany, in which the Pope supported the Synodal Path but urged its participants to focus on evangelization, Bishop Bätzing said the “blocks of systematic causes of abuse” hinder evangelization and must be “dissolved” first. He also said he disagreed with parts of the Pope’s letter that distinguished the spiritual path from the democratic one, saying he wanted more democracy in the Catholic Church in order to “understand, and not exclude, the opinions of the other.”

On priestly celibacy, he said he believed the discussion had matured and it was no longer a matter of discernment.

“At a certain point, you have to decide,” the Limburg bishop said, adding that the Pope is “not pope in all matters” and that bishops are “part of the government of the universal Church.”

Regarding the blessing of same-sex unions, Bishop Bätzing said there was a need for solutions, that he believed it necessary to find liturgical answers “without Rome’s approval,” and that he believed “we should change the Catechism in this sense” after “intense discussion.”

Lastly, on ecumenical Eucharistic celebrations, he argued that a document called “Together at the Lord’s Table,” drawn up in 2019 by a German group of Protestant and Catholic theologians in favor of “reciprocal Eucharistic hospitality,” was a “wise step forward” despite the Vatican formally rejecting it.

The ecumenical document, Bishop Bätzing said, was not about a “common celebration” of the Eucharist or intercommunion but rather whether Catholics and Protestants who attend each other’s celebration of the Communion “have good reasons for doing so.” He added the “practice has been around for a long time.”

Cardinal Koch’s Concerns

In March 8 comments to the Register, Cardinal Koch said he shared the concerns of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formally expressed in a four-page critique and letter to Bishop Bätzing last September, which stated that doctrinal differences are “still so weighty” that “mutual participation in the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist” was not possible.

Cardinal Koch, who sources say is deeply concerned by developments in the German Church like many other senior officials in the Vatican and who has been uncharacteristically direct in resisting the recent developments in Germany, also emphasized that he had made his opposition to the ecumenical group’s document known through interviews and a detailed open letter to the director of the Protestant side of the group.

He pointed out that the Vatican is awaiting the response of the German bishops’ conference to the CDF’s letter “before being able to consider whether and what further steps will be necessary.”

Bishop Bätzing said in the Herder Korrespondenz interview that the bishops’ conference would respond to the CDF’s letter and “confront the counter-arguments,” adding that the letter took him by surprise, failed to “appreciate the ecumenical effort” behind the group, and that he felt it was “somewhat cynical” of the Vatican to say: “No, this is not right, work on it again.”

In a March 1 letter to clergy of his diocese, Bishop Bätzing said that they could give Holy Communion to non-Catholic individuals if they requested it after examining their consciences, but there could be “no general, inter-denominational reception of the Eucharist” or “new forms of Eucharistic celebration.”

In other parts of the Herder Korrespondenz interview, Bishop Bätzing said he was “convinced” we are living in a “time window in which we can really change something,” and that “we have to use it.”

Some German Church leaders believe Bishop Bätzing’s advancement of heterodox arguments is occurring partly because, like many other German bishops, he is influenced by the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), the country’s powerful lay organization that is known for its dissenting ideological views and political ties.

“They have the same thinking, the same line,” said Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Cardinal Ladaria’s German predecessor at the Congregation for the Faith, told the Register on March 22. “Does the ZdK’s leadership believe in the God of the Catholic creed? They only have ideas to justify themselves but they don’t speak of the God who revealed Himself, the Lord of history, of Israel and Jesus Christ.”

Stronger Vatican Action Required?

As opposition to Rome continues, as shown most recently in resistance to the CDF’s statement rejecting the blessing of same-sex unions, Cardinals Ladaria and Koch are not alone in their concerns about the direction of the Church in Germany. Pope Francis has registered his criticism, most notably when he voiced “dramatic concern” about developments last year after having received the German apostolic nuncio in private talks.

But some officials in Rome believe that insufficient steps are being taken to prevent a possible formal schism. They contend it would be a grave error if the plan is to allow the Synodal Path to play out to a conclusion, with the likely endorsement of a broad range of dissenting views on key matters, before the Vatican formally intervenes to correct the dissenting direction of the German Church.

“People are very concerned, nobody is enthusiastic about it,” said one Vatican source. “If the German bishops are going to go through with the Synodal Path, there will be schism, and it would be very bad — and not a good tactic — to allow the bishops to proceed and then, at the end, the Vatican says stop.”

Cardinal Müller said he doesn’t “have great hope” in the Vatican taking action “because they’re unable to understand the gravity of the situation.” He compared it to the early stages of the Reformation when the Roman Curia “didn’t take the right measures” because they were involved in politics which they considered “more important than the religious mission of the Church.”

“Now we have a similar problem in that the Vatican is too diplomatic and political and doesn’t theologically analyze the great danger,” he said, adding that the Vatican is nowadays more concerned “about good relations with governments and the United Nations.”

He and others in Rome have also compared the situation to the time of Martin Luther and Pope Leo X. Too preoccupied by political events, Leo failed to view the Lutheran movement with sufficient seriousness and by the time he did take action, Luther had already gained influential and lasting support.

“Pope Leo had a superficial view and he couldn’t understand Luther,” said Cardinal Müller, who wrote a 2017 book on the history of the popes called Der Papst: Sendung und Auftrag (The Pope: Mission and Mandate). “Leo wasn’t a theologian, he didn’t understand what was happening,” he said.

But Cardinal Müller pointed out a “great difference” between that time and now, namely that the issue then was “the sacraments, the authority of the Successors of the Apostles and St. Peter.” Nowadays, he said, “we’re talking about the Protestantization of the Church, but it’s not the Protestantism of the Reformers, rather it’s the Protestantism of liberal theologians who reduce Christianity” only to “certain moral forms, individual or social.”

 

See also: Cardinal Burke: St Peter’s is now like a Tomb

Officer Eric Talley, RIP


God bless the soul of Eric Talley!
I really feel in my heart more that heaven awaits for those that are good and forgiven when I see something so tragic like this happen; just like any innocent life being extinguished in any evil act of random violence! I just know that Heaven waits, because to me that is the only thing that can make any sense of such horrific stupid waste of life and a good beautiful future for this man and all the others who were slain.  In other words they are all so much better off than all of us now, because they are with God and Jesus in heaven; I feel it and know we are the one’s hurting and suffering having to carry on in this almost God forsaken horribly sinful evil world we now have! I see not just this tragedy today but the countless one’s happening right now that won’t get a shred of news coverage or any attention!  Horrific acts of violence and hate are being carried out by the hour and even the minute in this fallen world that the Prince of Darkness rules for a time! So let’s keep in mind that God’s Mercy is greater than His judgment and that His endless love and Mercy are providing eternal peace and happiness that none of us has experienced yet; but Officer Talley and the other individuals all are, so they are fine!

Yes, you are correct about CNN, they will politicize to no end just like all of the other minions of the left, globalist, NWO, antichrist agenda minions that get so much attention these days!  As a matter of fact the wicked fraud Puppet POTUS Joe Biden has already started by jumping on the old Dem strategy and talking point of banning any rifles that look intimidating or have magazines, or even guns period, they try to disarm good law abiding citizens; while playing how they are looking to solve a problem that gets so much press, but in fact they are the ones causing more death and ruin all around like they did with being a huge part of the Plan-Demic along with wasting four years while creating so much divisiveness making up a false Russian Collusion Hit Job to take down Trump a coup d’état of a duly elected President, which Biden and Harris are not; at any cost even committing acts of treason which none of them are being held accountable for any of their major crimes; yet these dirty criminal politicians get on a soap box and preach how they will fix a problem when “they are the problem” and just plain hypocrites!  It’s worse than the pot calling the kettle black here folks; it’s like the Devil coming along and saying any one of us is a horrible sinner; so I say what does that make him for all the evil he has done throughout time!

This same evil will again proceed with blaming the weapons when in fact the problem is something entirely different; which is the people are sick, twisted, evil or even programmed that do these things, very nefarious forces at work, I dare say even demonic possession; so no law abiding good citizen should be penalized because of that!  It would be nice to see “The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth Prevail” and show the world exactly what is happening, and stop all of this three ring circus propaganda that has been going on 24/7 365 days a year that we decent citizens have to wade through daily to find a bit of the TRUTH! I really do hate the MSM and I worked in it at one time and though it was bad then, I had reason to be disgusted, but now I do loath it; it’s part of the ugly underbelly of evil in this world, and the stars in it make so many millions, which says a lot about what that industry is really about!  HIDEOUS!  Mostly lies and propaganda! This is a demented ugly world and getting worse all of the time. This could even be an orchestrated act to facilitate the NWO agenda of Totalitarian CONTROL!  That will bring on the Antichrist!

God bless you all.
We need Jesus now so badly! Amen.
Lawrence Morra III

God Bless the Souls of All those who lost their lives in this tragic mass shooting.  Blessings to all their families, I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord Savior and Redeemer. Amen.

Catholicism Pure & Simple

Before CNN starts politicizing the horrific and senseless slaughter of the 10 people gunned down by a mass shooter at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket Monday afternoon, let’s remember to pray for this hero cop, Eric Talley, who was killed doing what good cops do: trying to save the lives of others.

Talley was a veteran cop, a traditional Latin Mass Catholic and father of seven children. By all accounts, he represented the very best of our country and the men and women on the front lines of a chaotic culture war that can only get worse so long as we as a nation refuse to turn back to God.

There are simply not enough good cops like Officer Talley to protect us from ourselves once we decide that God’s law no longer matters.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest…

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A Letter by Fr Cipolla in Response to Bp. Barron’s Criticism of Traditionalism

Psalm 42, “I will go in to the Altar of God, to God who giveth joy to my youth.”

“Reverence, humility and awe.” This one line pinpoints the massive loss within the Church that’s taken place; in this very well written explanation of what has happened to the Holy Catholic Mass since the Second Vatican Council concluded setting in motion the ever so methodical decline of the Catholic Church. It’s taken roughly a half century to hollow out this body leaving a dry hush or nearly empty shell of what once was the true sanctuary and a Holy Place for the faithful to be in the presence of the mystical and Godliness of the Almighty through Jesus Christ. I think of it as a kind of experience that nothing compares to and one which gives those who believe a true sense of being visited and in the Holy Spiritual presence of God; perhaps a sense of what it was like for Moses and other Holy men of God, what the prophets must have felt when God spoke to them directly. But this mystical aspect of the Church is the religious experience we strive for when we attend Mass if genuinely sincere in our humility and love of God.

When you dilute or water down anything you continue to move away from the original; be it a substance, object or a Church; and this dilution process further separates you from the genuine or the original article which in this case is God the Father through Jesus Christ. To me it’s simple as to what is happening and why. Who or what would benefit the most from this distortion and separation of the Truth; but obviously the Devil.

I just read today that the entire Jesuit Georgetown University basketball team took a knee before their game against Colorado in the 2021 NCAA Tournament Saturday playoff.  This frenzied March madness or rebellion is in all walks of life now, disturbing and even attacking all that is “tried and tested” out of sheer defiance in many cases, just to rebel for the sake of saying “it’s my right!” Such an arrogant people this modern in your face generation has become with so little to no respect for the great things and unsung heroes of the past or all those that made possible what freedoms and good we take for granted, but I guess this Catholic University got Woke like BLM the leftist radical group and so many others lately! But anyway, the Hoyas or Georgetown team went on to lose the playoff game; and won’t be advancing! I think of this as an example of defiance that throws all caution and sensibility or even common respect for those who suffered and died so we might live, is morphing into this prideful disobedience toward all that is good about America, but, more importantly toward God Almighty!

What these people need is a major taste of reality, a mountainous dose to shock them into wiping that arrogant self-serving rotten attitude out of their minds and hearts; all of which is part of a game they play, let alone basketball. They don’t realize they are playing with fire metaphorically speaking; but nonetheless it will consume them!

This causes me to recall what I said in response to another fine article in which Kathleen made some very heartfelt comments about this very subject which I should share again here, that inspired this long commentary of mine. “I’m so thankful you came along with this article and presented it as you have because in your closing statement in the article as you state clearly, “It is so sad the post Vatican Two destroyers did away with it… although apparently it was never formally abrogated.”
This is so true how much has been altered in the Church to divert and gradually lead astray the faithful incrementally over time; this is the great apostasy and falling away from the faith that was prophesied would happen before the End Time.

“And indeed with so many of the still devout outstanding members of the clergy like Archbishop Vigano, Bishop Schneider and Father Z being a few of these truly devoted to the mission of the Church in following and adhering to all of the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, we see how it is sad how Vatican Two did set in motion the plan of destruction that has taken root thoroughly throughout the Church and society; twisting and perverting many of the original teachings that Jesus left us with to the point where we now have a deceptive man and heretic Bergoglio, promoting falsehoods and even blaspheming God Almighty with his allowing sacrilegious infiltration’s into the very heart and sanctity of Church at the Vatican as he is leading so many of the clergy down a path of destruction!”

I recently wrote these following statements about the Latin Mass which again this is worthy of considering here.

“In His Presence”
Yes this does indeed encapsulate the fact of the true Catholic faith still alive and well with the ever present heartbeat that grows stronger each passing day, and I quote; “The new pulse beating within the Church: the strong and joyful beat of traditional Catholicism. Instead of considering it his enemy, he should recognize it as the fulfillment of what he’s been striving for all along.”

Something I wrote recently in response to your article here on CP&S regarding what Archbishop Arthur Roche had to say about his matter in his “the world has changed,” so it’s time to move-on attitude, which was another putdown, or more like saying “out with the old and in with the new” mantra; I see how what I said dovetails perfectly here today!

“I know that my soul has been very moved and inspired when I partake in the Full Latin Mass; as I know from experience Jesus is there and I feel His Holy Spirit coming down from heaven with the Father to join us in the Mass, blessing those who are participating in this most Divine inspired true way of expressing our devotional love for our Lord Savior Jesus and the Father in heaven! I’ve had many tears in this traditional Mass at times and they are always tears of sweet joy that are coming to me from the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, because the Lord really touching my soul at that time most intimately and acknowledging His presence and love for me, as in no other setting can this occur to this degree; which nothing on earth can compare to this realization that my God is with me and will not abandon those who believe/worship Him in this way! Amen.”

Those are my absolutely certain truthful observations and deepest feelings in this regard! And I should share what else I had to say just prior to what you read here to make it clear how certain I am about this. “And so far as his argument that the world had changed I totally disagree because it’s the people that have changed, and, God and Jesus are the same always so our communing with them in Holy Mass remains static, or plainly our souls are just that which we truly are; not our exteriors of body/flesh or daily life on earth; and therefore that is what we want to awaken to the mystical power of the Holy Spirit the focusing of our inner souls to the mystical presence of God and be totally receptive to Jesus Christ and through Him the Father to grow our deep heart felt faith not alter appearances or procedures as this New Age approach is planning to do! In this case especially in life, less is more; that which is not contrived or noisy but simple and peaceful coming from our core is all we need to bring to the ceremonial alter of the Mass!”

It is very sad to me how all of these big time sports heroes or government leaders and other highly visible public figures don’t see or feel any of this I speak about here today; if they did they surely wouldn’t have the crass and aloof attitudes they do and would quickly have a change of heart.

God bless all of you! And may you be quite certain too what the Traditional Catholicism with its Latin Mass can provide for you in your faith; if you too haven’t already discovered this truth! Amen.
Brother in Chris Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Catholicism Pure & Simple

Dear Bishop Barron:

I have written many Letters to the Editor in my lifetime to the New York Times and to the Wall Street Journal—bona fide credentials of my moderate and centrist persona—and now I feel compelled to write this letter to you to respond to your recent article called “The Evangelical Path of Word on Fire”. I am a Catholic priest, soon to be an octogenarian. It would seem more prudent at this time in my life to lay aside those things that threaten the peace and equanimity that one should strive for at this stage of my life. But alas, my Southern Italian genetic makeup does not make it easy to live a laid- back life at this time when I should give oneself over to contemplation and remembrance of things past.

I have followed your career in the Church for some years now, with a…

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The Power of Tears

I’m starting to cry just thinking of what I’m about to say! For years now I watch the Mel Gibson film “The Passion of The Christ” which even Saint John Paul the II said at the time of its release, “that is how it was,” and I know for a fact it’s true, because God chose Mel to make that film when he did! And every Easter I watch it alone which makes me cry or actually weep like a child throughout the entire film, I just got a woozy stomach and started to tear saying this here to you. “Peter denied Him a first time but did not shed a tear because the Lord’s gaze did not meet his.” I think for me and perhaps all humans that really care they spend their whole life practically doing what Saint Peter did, denying Jesus, even if we think we don’t because don’t forget Peter was right there living with Jesus and was His first or lead disciple; and he did!

But when I watch that true to life depiction of Christ, I shudder and cry with my guilt, as I’m starting to do already again and just with the memory of the film while knowing and seeing my guilt! Oh my God! I’m sorry! Please forgive me for being so wrong and not appreciating every minute you have given me in this fallen world; to come to terms with my sin knowing I don’t deserve you, but yet you love me this much that you wait as long as it takes to call me home, and I follow your call to your heart of hearts!
Thank you Jesus! I cry now again; because I see your endless love!
God bless. Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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A meditation by St Ambrose of Milan

The Penitent Saint Peter – Guido Reni

Peter became saddened and cried because he erred like all men. I cannot find what he said; I find only that he cried. I read his tears; I do not read what he gave in recompense. But what cannot be excused, can be cleansed.

Tears speak of the offence without horrifying. Tears recignise the sin without causing one to blush. Tears do not ask forgiveness, but they merit it. I discovered why Peter remained silent, so that asking for forgiveness so quickly he would not further increase his guilt.

First we must cry, then we must pray; excellent tears so that they cleanse the guilt. Indeed, those who see Christ’s gaze begin to cry. Peter denied Him a first time but did not shed a tear because the Lord’s gaze did not meet his. He denied…

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Sister Lucia’s assessment of her character defects is one we can all use

What an unexpected surprise this well-done article is to me! I want to first quote this; “St. Louis de Montfort and St. Damien of Molokai, both had angry temperaments that they had to conquer. Sister Lucia was known for her “rough” temperament and tendency towards impatience with others.” I have those difficulties and ill attributes that surface sometimes! Could it be an indication of my eventual sainthood somewhere in the distant future?

Well, now that you probably had a good laugh I’ll state for the record that I’m no saint, not by my own estimation or definition of what it takes to become; or at least live like one! But, I’m no devil either and this article surprisingly points out that we don’t have any idea who God will make a saint to serve His purposes! That is the big take away here! And as we are all fallen with our definite foibles or inherent weaknesses, or even character flaws; if any of us is to be made into a saint we can at least conclude that God not only works in mysterious ways, but, He can produce in a sense the most perfect pearls or say diamonds from the most common rocks on earth!

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As for this point of illustration, consider that the most common single mineral formation or “rock” of the continental crust, “quartz crystal.” Let’s remember that under the greatest pressure and heat down deep in the earth toward the core the mind-boggling process is happening every day in which these crystals are turned into the strongest of all earth minerals; diamonds!

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So too; I see “difficulty and suffering as a requirement,” in the producing of a saint. I know from my own personal experiences where I was subjected to various pressures or hardship, suffering; that I was in some cases tossed into that fire, had altered me in both actual physical ways as well as spiritually. One such experience; I was working at a job and was targeted by political forces within, that were corrupted in such a way that I became persecuted for no good reason other than my just being who I am, which I might have been seen as a threat to some within those political forces, or just simply too unlike them; to be kept around! When the biggest insult came in the form of a hazardous materials cleaning procedure where I would not have any of the appropriate protections to do the job, I could have complained which would instantly have been seen as an act of insubordination and sent packing! Or, I could do as I did; which was to find as quickly as I could any protective barriers or equipment that I could rustle up and just do the job; which I did. But anything I found to protect me in the process was sorely inadequate and I became exposed and quite ill after several hours! This all led to a period of several years of being damaged and disabled and not able to do the job, but instead having to fight in the system for my survival and not end up homeless. I became my own attorney and scientist in concert with a great “real one” that God sent my way; which eventually resulted in my surviving although suffering, which apparently go hand in hand; at least in some cases. Don’t forget that processes are absolutely necessary in Transformation!

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So, I tell you all of this because I think I have a pretty good idea what’s happening in the process of a regular person being put to the test in order to evolve to a saintly purpose and plan that God so chooses for that individual! We all know the phrase that “God won’t give you more than you can handle;” but sometimes some people do get so much adversity tossed upon them that they are literally swimming in a whirlpool of sorts, that is pulling them down into despair and failure! We should always remember this in those circumstances where we feel all is against us, and we are losing our lives by the acts and torments from others; directed upon us! This scripture may be where this quote comes from but there is more to it than that; “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” James 1:13, because I add to this from my own life how some people may have too much heaped upon them and even lose their life or seemingly too; the battle! You see here I’m telling you that God did leave me that escape that I had to make happen by my own determined will that God put in me in order to serve His will! Those words in particular in that Scripture stand so powerfully in my mind and core, “he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” But, we will never know on our own if what we are struggling with is more than we can handle, unless we keep fighting and trying our best, to the very end if necessary, to either overcome it all or succumb; in which case I’m sure God will address that in the hereafter when you arrive in His presence!

And just know too; that “nobody gets away with anything,” so the nefarious among us that do these great harms to the innocent and undeserving of all this suffering tossed at them; those sad cases or “poor excuses for human beings” or supposed “children of God,” will be held to account by God in the hereafter too!

Just try your best, as this is all a test! Hang in there like the saints did, and endure it all!
God bless. Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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Sister Lucia as a Dorothean nun

It’s always refreshing to know that the saints or saintly people had a human side. Some, like St. Louis de Montfort and St. Damien of Molokai, both had angry temperaments that they had to conquer. Sister Lucia was known for her “rough” temperament and tendency towards impatience with others.

As a young Dorothean nun at Pontevedra (she was known then as Sister Maria das Dores), knowing the Rules for humility and docility regarding menial chores, she struggled with her temperament on more than one occasion. In one story as told by Father Robert Fox in his bookThe Intimate Life of Sister Lucia, Lucia was coming down the stairs carrying a mattress and a young novice asked if she needed help. Lucia replied curtly, “If you do not have anything to do, ask the Mistress of Novices for work.” The young novice was…

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

This is a great blog article presenting so much historical context and perspective during the Lent Season leading up to the Crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; in fulfillment of the Holy Scriptures to His being Risen on Easter Sunday. Every Easter I watch the Mel Gibson Icon Production a 20th Century Fox release film The Passion of The Christ, because ever since the film was made I found that my watching it especially alone; gives me a fully and richer sense of really connecting with the historical Jesus Christ the man and Savior, when He was actually physically here on earth, putting our Savior in perfect context in this way I believe prepares me in a very special way, to have my heart completely open and prepared as an offering to Him on Easter the day He is risen when I attend Mass, so that I can gain a more humbled and visceral sense of hopefully being worthy of rising from my own death someday; up into heaven with Him, the Father and holy Mother Mary along with our whole heavenly family.

I know doing this practice before Easter Sunday does literally put me into the humblest frame of mind I can be in as I weep throughout the film as I can easily visualize what my Lord and Savior did for me even though I’m so unworthy but just like He does for any of us who will believe and accept His gift on bent knee of everlasting life with Him! Amen.
God Bless!
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Today I commented on another blog which brought up American Slavery and I mentioned the harsh slavery that existed thousands of years ago in Egypt and then on into the Middle Ages. I want to include that portion of the text here along with two blog essay links; which I had written.

The crusades by the way were generally a resultant reaction to what preceded them when the Muslims following the false prophet Muhammad after his final proclamation that Christianity is not acceptable to God and that all Christians, Jews or any others must convert to Islam or be put to death! Those were horrible times and yes some of the inquisitors perhaps enabled by the Roman Catholic Church Hierarchy along with monarchy leadership of those nations, got over zealous and hurt many of their own in the war that was raging on to free Europe from the grip of the largest Caliphate in history when the Muslims killed, raped and enslaved multitudes of people; so you want to talk about slavery talk about its original origins under Islam or even the Ancient Egyptian Empire doing the same for thousands of years to build and establish their kingdom.
I want to share a couple of blogs I wrote with you and anyone who is interested to just add a bit of my perception of what the Truth is; much of the American Birth you and I agree on in spades! The truth had been rewritten and perverted by sinister left wing radicals that hate America and let’s just say the Truth! They work for Satan make no mistake about that!

https://lawrencemorra.com/2018/07/06/these-united-states-of-america-founded-under-god-part-ii/

https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/07/18/the-enemy-of-civilization-islam/

Catholicism Pure & Simple

Carl Bloch (1834-1890), “The Cleansing of the Temple”

Sunday, March 7
Third Sunday of Lent

Roman Ordinary calendar

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Book of Exodus20,1-17.

In those days, God delivered all these commandments :
“I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.
You shall not have other gods besides me.
You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth;
you shall not bow down before them or worship them. For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their fathers’ wickedness on the children of those who hate me, down to the third and fourth generation;
but bestowing mercy down to the thousandth generation, on the children of those who love me and keep my…

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Several nuns die after taking first shot of COVID vaccine

“These are the martyrs”

At the time, a third sister, Margaret Mary Gough, was admitted to ICU at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas Hospital with respiratory problems after testing positive for COVID-19 following her first dose of the vaccine.

Sister Nancy initially expressed hope that Sister Margaret Mary was recovering, saying that she is “[c]urrently in ICU, but we think she will be moved from there. She’s doing so much better. She had serious respiratory issues.”

But yesterday, through the monastery’s official Facebook page, she too was confirmed to have died, on February 10, “from complications of the COVID virus.” One other sister recovered in ICU and was able to return to the monastery.

In an apparent attempt to quell fears about the dangers of the vaccine, Dr. Steven Feagins, the Hamilton County public health director, explained that strong side-effects are “actually way more common than you might think.”

He added that, in cases where the patient suffers side-effects, he recommends simply delaying the second dose: “Whenever you get it, you get it, so we consider the 21 days [between jabs] minimum,” he said.

The remaining sisters are set to receive their second dose of the vaccine in May.

Since the launch of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has recorded a total of 929 deaths from December 15, 2020, up to February 12, 2021, accounting for almost 6% of 15,923 adverse events on the system’s report.

1,869 people were hospitalized, 616 of whom were considered to have suffered a life-threatening reaction.

Roughly 66.5 million doses have been administered in the U.S. of either one of the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccinations offered by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Both were given emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December, and, until they are fully licensed by the regulator, are considered experimental.

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During LifeSiteNews’ “Unmasking COVID-19” conference, Dr. Sheri TenpennyDr. Eric Nepute and Dr. Pam Popper joined LifeSite’s Stephen Kokx in a panel discussion focused on the science regarding the vaccines, and whether it is right to regard them as the chief protection against COVID-19. The medics decried even calling the injections “vaccines,” since they did not meet the standards necessary for the term, and warned about the risk of the experimental products themselves attacking the body’s immune response system.

Tenpenny argued that the currently available vaccines do not merit the name vaccine since they don’t “meet any of the standards by which a vaccine is supposed to work: to prevent the spread of infection, to keep you from getting sick, to keep you from being hospitalized, to decrease the amount of illness, to protect people from this contagion that’s out there. It doesn’t meet any of those standards.”

Describing the vaccine manufacturers as having “skipped all the steps” of normal testing and development procedures, Popper noted that “we have no possible hope that this could actually be either safe or effective.”

The U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which authorized the use of both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca developed COVID vaccines for use in Britain, reported that, between December 8 and February 14, it “has received 197 U.K. reports of suspected ADRs to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in which the patient died shortly after vaccination, 205 reports for the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine, and 4 where the brand of vaccine was unspecified.”

“The majority of these reports were in elderly people or people with underlying illness,” the MHRA added.

Italy, too, reported major health concerns regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine after the Tribuna di Treviso newspaper reported “dozens and dozens” of teachers and professors in the Treviso region were too ill to teach on Monday morning, having received the vaccine over the weekend. Consequently, two middle schools had to close during the week due to a lack of staff.

Despite the numerous side-effects reported by those who received the vaccine, Michele Mongillo, the director of prevention and public health for the Veneto Region maintained an optimistic position on the effect of AstraZeneca’s abortion-tainted vaccine: “We have begun the vaccination with AstraZeneca this week; there have been a few local reactions, especially fever. Over six thousand doses were given, and a few cases of local reactions were reported to our offices. It’s a temporary phenomenon, and on the bright side it shows that the immune system is reacting to the vaccine.”

Meanwhile, in France, the same AstraZeneca vaccine has caused so many adverse side-effects that the French vaccination task force (Conseil d’orientation de la stratégie vaccinale) has recommended “a staggering of the vaccination schedule for people working in the same care unit” as well as “the systematic intake of paracetamol just before the injection and in the two following days.”


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A Little Lenten Reminder

This actually brings tears to my eyes as I read it throughout! There is a genuine beauty to this truth of course but also the harsh reminder of the reality of our human condition as it were, we who sometimes get high on our horses and think we really have a grip on this life, and some just have one hell of a time while the times are so good, but not feeling that way when they eventually crash back down to the facts and truth that we have NOTHING, absolutely nothing; because when our lives are over we are dust again and the only way we have something other than this blip on the radar as it were, during our flight in the sky of life, like a soaring bird or aircraft, we all crash and burn someday; so it must be what Jesus taught us, that He is the Way the Truth and the Life, no one goes to the Father but through him.

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Let’s ignore the madness and folly of the current extremism and NWO madness that men are inflicting upon this world; inspired by the Evil One. Let us be strong in our faith and have courage knowing that Jesus Christ is the “only answer” to release us from our sad ultimate end here; and all else is folly!

Of course I believe there is a purpose to everything that is going on especially in light of the fact that we fallible or imperfect limited beings, have a glimpse or view through the crack in the door, of what is out there in the vastness of existence; and then there is prophesy to add to this equation that was and is long term insightful bench marks of Truth if you will; that have been provided from God to give us His children the guidance we so sorely need.

This is something that I recently wrote into one of my blog essays.
“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2,

“Romans 8:20 says that all creation was subjected to vanity because of God’s curse. When Adam sinned, God cursed all that He had made (Genesis 3:17–19). In other words, perfection was lost. All of creation is now falling short of its original purpose; rather than working in harmony with God and creation, inhabitants of the earth have turned on each other and against God. We still reel from the effects of that curse. Everything meant to be right side up is upside down. The chaos and insanity of the world as we know it are due to the fact that God has subjected creation to vanity until the time when it will be set free.”(Romans 8:21).
God bless.
Lawrence Morra III

Catholicism Pure & Simple

(from THE REMNANT)

No matter what happens in Rome, with our most unfortunate Pope. No matter what the gods of the so-called New World Order have in store for us. Christ crucified is all that really matters for the forty days of Lent.

Whenwe come upon the graves of the dead, we must remember thatwe’ll soon be joining them, that nobody gets out of here alive, that even those of us in the best of health will be gone fifty years from now–maybe a few more, maybe a few less.That is the designated home for all the living–death.There the rich man and the poor man will be stretched out on a common bed and both will be content with only a small patch of earth.No distinction will be made there between the nobleman and the commoner, and the weak will no longer be stomped upon by the more powerful.

There the miser…

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