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!

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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“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,”

“You are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church.”

The Church that Jesus told Peter that He would build was and has been corrupted from the start incrementally through the centuries being attacked by the Evil One that father of all lies! I’ve said before how up to the Great Reformation the attacks had caused division and splinter groups straying from the original intent but up until that time they weren’t as forceful. Now at this point the divisions became massive and moved more and more into human self-stylized Cults calling themselves the True Church which I say the Prophecies and our Lord told us would be the case in End Time when so many would say look here, He has come or He speaks to us here.  In this process some of these Church leaders became and are now the Hero or Star to follow. I’ve told others about how some of these splinter groups or so called Christian Cults have been on the attack and I’ve had them attack me calling my Church Evil and that all those following it will burn in hell.  I had to point out to them asking are they so deluded to think that some rinky-dink Church like theirs somehow stands above the few ancient Orthodox ones and is the one place that Jesus through the Holy Spirit dwells.  Further I asked who they thought they are to mock or attack like this. I told them how Jim Jones with his People’s Temple of the Disciples of Christ active between 1954 and 1978 was one such cult that spawned from the original Reformation movement in the modern nondenominational Churches, and thus to worship Jesus there having a sort of pseudo Seal of Approval; yet Jim Jones was a madman and evil heretic who led 909 souls to perdition and death in a mass suicide/murder pact.

The Reformation to me was nothing more than a “mass rebellion” against God’s Holy plan for His Church on earth, and Peter established the Church the way Jesus told him to do it, he Peter being the lead foundational member; as they subsequent disciples continued for centuries with some interfering forces always afoot, that came from the Devil to alter God’s plan; the Reformation movement was the capstone to me of the whole transgressed effort.  As I see it, the alterations are still proceeding in earnest today to continue scattering the flock or God’s children from the truth.  Jim Jones with his attack becoming an antichrist is a good case in point with his People’s Temple how they all were led so far astray that it resulted in the mass death! But looking all the way back to the beginning of the Church major change was in order by Christ’s own instruction on earth bringing his New and Everlasting Covenant, doing away with the Old Ways, but, that of course had conflict immediately. The temple was the Synagogue where the Jewish Pharisees who conspired against Jesus were using the Old Testament and the old ways were to be replaced with the New Church of Christ after his death and resurrection, and eating His Body and Blood are required and proper Sacraments which He instructed Peter the His lead foundational member of the New and Everlasting Church Covenant to build for His Church family of believers, his genuine chosen!  Some immediately did what Christ instructed, much of it having to be hidden from the Pharisees and the Roman Emperor.  So division has existed for the entire time since Christ’s crucifixion and it still does now!  This only proves that point!  Rebellion is of the Devil and that is pure truth!  If we don’t do the right thing in these serious basic precepts of the Church then we will be in transgression of God Almighty for not accepting the Body and Blood of Christ on the cross, and in essence blaspheming God!  We can be sure that when Jesus told Peter He would build His church there was no Bible or many issues or interpretations of the Scriptures for the mostly illiterate masses of that period of history to read, “the word” as an article points out called “Reformation Christians” who were giving great credence to the writings and teachings of Diana Severance a current reformist who made enormous effort to paint Anne Askew of the Old Reformation period, as one of the greatest nonconforming human beings to have ever walked the earth and indeed painted her as being from what I was hearing one of God’s most anointed, and a women for the ages for all women to emulate. But with these people the big thing; being that only the Reformation meant anything, which I say all of this rebellion comes from the Devil.  But, this instead being of most importance that there was the “Consecrated Body and Blood of Christ” the “Holy Eucharist” that the Apostles were to do in remembrance and practice by faith, that they are eating the Body and Blood of Christ, which is a first and foremost Holy Sacrament without which you miss the whole point of having God’s Church on earth. 

When I think about how much more stable and decent the world appeared to be compared to now not many decades ago, and how it’s like a ship sinking, and every man and woman for themselves; it makes for a very clear picture that we are in latter times.  So in the End Time many will say look here He comes or listen to what this one or that one is saying confusing even the elect.  We are there in effect having all the original pulling apart of the tried and proven Church being in many cases now off the rails, with many such self-serving false leaders; and this is happening in spades throughout the world.

This internet is also a tool being used by Satan to confuse, distract and perpetuate lies with.  Look how many of us eat drink and swim in the cults of cyberspace even trying to make ourselves little god’s or “Cultist Leaders” telling others come hang here and see how special My Place is, give me some clicks and likes; when in fact such people have hidden or even advertised agendas such as making a buck, or feeding their own egos, and in some cases just passing the time away accomplishing little or anything of substantive value; blowing smoke up each other’s asses. A real time wasting activity or pile and load of BS.

Take a hard look around and look at what people are making of central importance to themselves.  Junkies of one kind or another, with infomercials galore everywhere selling this or that and following one guru or another, many of which have followings in the millions! Or these mini-gurus building a following on this internet telling people how they went through something, but, “I got through it because Jesus helped me through my faith;” then suddenly this person thinks they are special and someone to be listened to saying I have a “ministry” that you should listen to, but, meanwhile go click here or send your donations for which I’m truly grateful. More like using Jesus to make some extra bucks! Basically people who prostitute themselves putting all kinds of personal family photos and data out into cyberspace to attract a following and continue their own little “Mini Soap Opera” in so much as it’s being like putting a bright light bulb in the dark evening will of course attract so many moths that end up flying around in circles getting nowhere, because that temporary little bulb in the dark fools them as it’s not the Sun that lights the daily world giving a genuine full view of all things and places with actual daylight; that the moths may need to see or go to.  I myself saw how this cyberspace had me on some sort of treadmill thinking I need to check in daily and many times during the day to see who said what or if they liked what I said last time; and who knows if I might find some extra special surprise there today!  A junkie getting his fix of daily Cyber Junk! 

Before the Net came about I used to love watching a well-made movie, which I had even started out pursuing as a career in filmmaking many years back.  I had always looked up to the top people in that Industry and saw great Directors or Stars as gifted and special, individuals worth listening to and following even.  I did follow their lives and work almost religiously for a time while living in LA, and now I see how if not hero worship or even bestowing godlike qualities upon some of them; it sure was something that sucked up lots of my precious time and established a part of my core thinking or even behavior.  Much like many friends and family or the populations around the globe do in spades with Pro Athletes, say like a Tom Brady.  I’ve known guys to bet weeks or months of pay on a certain game or hero, even like boxing champs and the like; not only investing all that hard earned money that’s needed to pay the bills and feed their families; on something as foolish as a gambling bet, because their hero worldly god is so great to them, so they basically put all of this confidence and faith in them, to make it happen; so in their minds they can actually have a faith to count on this hero to save the day for them and bring more easy money their way!  But not only that, they invest themselves; not just the money for the bet into this trivial stupid nonsense of sports betting or hero worshiping, and following these others as if they’re where it’s all at.  Seriously, I’ve actually known guys who only talk sports and the next big game coming up, or all the plays of the last one that were phenomenal, which points out about all this nonsense, just how much some people are distracted and seeking crap! When they should be spending most if not all of their free time seeking God; through Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures He provided.

You won’t like that I say this, but the Truth is, the Church is a freaking damned mess!  Many of them are cults and money making operations for their leaders or inner circle!  Being brought up a Catholic and still considering that I favor the teachings of the Catholic Church especially pre-Vatican II Council, so for me more Orthodox fundamentalism; while I realize or know it too has many problems and issues.  It’s been infiltrated with many sinful persons or ulterior designs to cause harm by the Devil; but so too, are the makeshift renegade style Cult Church models as well.  While being a Catholic I used to, and up until recently thought how I had liked listening to one preacher or another outside of my Church some years ago like Billy Graham, and and recently gave much stock to Dr. Pat Robertson of the massive CBN evangelical organization that was until this last presidential election here in America.  He said how Trump was going to win because God told him he would, and how Biden didn’t really have a chance! Well, I along with just about any idiot could figure that out just by the simple facts and how this apparently contrived horrid pandemic came along in the nick of time to throw things out of whack for Trump’s sailing smoothly to winning the election, as the Biden camp knew he was in trouble and couldn’t beat Trump; so by the global pandemic crushing the soaring economy, while also bringing into play mail-in voting; both of which were going to work against Trump winning.  But, Robertson said he got the first Trump election right when he was elected, and God told him it was going to happen again, allowing him to serve a second term! The day after the election when he was wrong he got a bit quiet, and then faded off appearing on his TV show for a few days, while his son covered the store as it were. This made me starkly aware and seeing how no man is worth putting any of my faith in; to be a true chosen one and my leader, because the only one can and should be is Jesus Christ Himself! God knows; I haven’t been listening to Bergoglio for years, now the supposed leader of like I’ve said my preferred Church since my childhood; because he is a complete fraud and heretic as well as a very sinister communist NWO minded character, and even worse in my book!  So now, to be quite honest I have a fragmented approach maintaining core values from the Church and Scriptures while attuning to those in the Church who still do the same and have great insight; knowledge of what is going on in real time and as well speak truthfully with great humility, not getting caught up in the politics or framework of the old school of going along to get along type thinking!  These people call an apple and apple and an orange and orange and don’t sugar coat or skirt massive issues trying to deflect people’s attention away from truth to instead propagate a lie. 

If you read this far with our shortened attention spans now in this fast paced tech world we live in, you may very well be saying you have been aware of all this or are becoming aware thinking how everything is so messed up; and what are we to do.  If you are sincere and genuinely humble then you know the Holy Scriptures are a great place to park your undivided attention with frequent prayer to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you; and guide you so Jesus himself will be instructing you daily as to our “Father in heaven and His will.”  This mixed up jumbled up catastrophe of a world is out of control and is surely heading to massive disaster and annihilation.  In fact Iran’s insane evil leadership just announced they intend on destroying Israel within 10 years!  This just after Trump and his team had recently negotiated Arab Israeli Peace Accords between some surrounding nations in the region, quite a good thing!  But, sadly now we find that once again Anti-God belief systems rule many people on earth which are about belief in man not God, how man is his own god; Luciferianism, Freemasonry, Illuminati massive cults are in control of many things now in government, education, entertainment, commerce and many other major institutions including medicine, especially Big Pharma. 

I tell you this because, the writing is on the wall that we are in the End Time whether it’s months or years none of us can be sure of that; but you and I know if we are being totally honest that it’s not far off at all.  Logically just by the horrendous mixed up confused condition of the world of earthly affairs we can see how this won’t go on indefinitely and is all heading down hill faster and faster each passing day.  We all have to be very weary and sift out morsels of truth in worldly affairs, being your own detective; and if you have a Church you know to be following basic foundational Truth from Jesus and is trustworthy with just fellowship, learning Scriptures and a sharing of genuine humble faith in Jesus Christ, then you are on at least a leg to stand upon while you “seek Truth in all things.”  I feel certain that most of you will agree that Jesus didn’t intend on things being this way with the Church that He instructed Saint Apostle Peter to continue as Jesus had shown him; with now so much disarray and scattering of the flock here there and everywhere!  But I know I would have to say at least having the core of faith in Jesus Christ alone; with, by and through Holy Scriptures, is much better than doing nothing or being a nonbeliever and even some other uglier thing like these demonic cults that now worship Satan.  Look at it this way we are in a totally dysfunctional house or family and our Church is in the same condition now giving Satan and the Antichrist to come, a major leg up on turning the world and peoples away from God and toward Satan; that is the end game and only game in a sense that people should take seriously; and not all this BS, like I pointed out of guys chasing other guys around a field carrying a pigskin or hitting balls with bats and pucks with sticks or any of the other hero worship nonsense major distractions; by which to me spells out and shows us clearly how there isn’t much time if any to waste on such trivial pursuits!  Dig into your work ahead which is to seek Jesus Christ each day and do it with due diligence and genuine humble devotion to Him, not the crap of this world which is out to own you, and then ruin your path; to Him who wants to save you from this madness and evil!

Certainly, most of you have had it with all the hypocrisy and lies being touted about in our faces constantly by the politicians, MSM and other public figureheads including some of those champs or sports and entertainment figures, all of them living high and in the elite bubble, which to me they can have it, because I wouldn’t trade places with them for all the tea in China!  It’s a huge whirlpool or trap sucking most of them in and down into the nether world of sin and debauchery.  I recall someone on this cyber cruise we many times get caught up in, who seeks out attention constantly and does some hobnobbing with celebs from time to time and goes to some of the big entertainment venues that take place around the country, and when she got back from one of these couldn’t shut up about how grand it was to see Taylor Swift or Kanye West give a speech and how they are on such a great track, and she wants to join them in the way they are propelling themselves forward in their pursuits and beliefs; which to me are of mostly self-aggrandizement.  I wanted to vomit hearing this rant or nonsense, and then I said she is lost being sucked in by the ways of the world and sin. Another person who is so into themselves that they say they want to follow Jesus on the one hand even proclaiming having a ministry, then like the moth going at the light bulbs fake light; goes right on following the ways of the world and these glory seeking famous idiots who are so damned in many cases; as if they are the best thing to come along since sliced bread.

Let’s consider these scriptures to focus on what matters according to the Lord!

Apostle Paul reminded us, “whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.” Philippians 3:7-8

“What was right will be wrong and what was wrong will be right!” Timothy 2 3 states, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

Who with their faculties and wits about them cannot see this is precisely how it is now in this present time and this “rebellious generation” like no other time?

I say with certainty He gave to all freely who will believe in Him as their only hope of salvation from all iniquity; He is our Lord, Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ!

“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23,

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22

Jeremiah 17:5-13 English Standard Version (ESV)

5 Thus says the Lord:

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man

and makes flesh his strength,[a]

whose heart turns away from the Lord.

6 He is like a shrub in the desert,

and shall not see any good come.

He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,

in an uninhabited salt land.

7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,

whose trust is the Lord.

8 He is like a tree planted by water,

that sends out its roots by the stream,

and does not fear when heat comes,

for its leaves remain green,

and is not anxious in the year of drought,

for it does not cease to bear fruit.

9 The heart is deceitful above all things,

and desperately sick;

who can understand it?

10 I the Lord search the heart

and test the mind,[b]

to give every man according to his ways,

according to the fruit of his deeds.”

First John 2:15-16 says, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.”

Galatians 1:10 says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Clearly from this verse, we cannot consistently please both God and the world. The desire for popularity and even fame or fortune is rooted in our old sinful nature. When we give in to it, we are living “according to the flesh” (Romans 8:5, 12).

Consider this; if we are consumed with loving the world, which means being devoted to the world’s treasures, philosophies, and priorities.  God tells His own to set their priorities according to His eternal absolute value system.  We are to “seek first” God’s kingdom and righteousness (Matthew 6:33). (Matthew 6:24) “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Material life and realm are the Devil’s.

“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.”  Matthew 24:23

“If anyone says to you then, ‘Look, here is Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ don’t believe it. False Christ’s and false prophets are going to appear and will produce great signs and wonders to mislead, if it were possible, even God’s own people. Listen, I am warning you. So that if people say to you, ‘There he is, in the desert!’ you are not to go out there. If they say, ‘Here he is, in this inner room!’ don’t believe it. For as lightning flashes across from east to west so will the Son of Man’s coming be. ‘Wherever there is a dead body, there the vultures will flock.’ Matthew 24:25-28

Mathew 24

4Jesus answered, “See to it that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

9“Then they will deliver you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, 11and many false prophets will arise and mislead many.”

12“Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.” 13“But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.”

14“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

15“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination of desolation”a described by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand), 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the housetop come down to retrieve anything from his house. 18And let no one in the field return for his cloak.”

19“How miserable those days will be for pregnant and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not occur in the winter or on the Sabbath. 21For at that time there will be great tribulation, unmatched from the beginning of the world until now, and never to be seen again. 22If those days had not been cut short, nobody would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be cut short.”

23“At that time, if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is!’ do not believe it. 24For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible. 25See, I have told you in advance.”

32“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its branches become tender and sprout leaves, you know that summer is near. 33So also, when you see all these things, you will know that He is near right at the door.”

36 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. 39And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.”

42“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the homeowner had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.”

45“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the others their food at the proper time? 46Blessed is that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.”

48“But suppose that servant is wicked and says in his heart, ‘My master will be away a long time.’ 49And he begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not anticipate. 51Then he will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

In closing let us realize what has been permitted to infiltrate and even permeate our governments around the globe!

Socialism as I see it is just another tool of Satan’s to be quite frank, along with any dictatorships and all communist ideology.  Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and any such monsters were truly “diabolical devils” doing nothing for humanity other than to crush it as they pleased!  The CCP is the most dangerous aside from Russia in this regard now with their atheistic view of mankind they are to me Satan’s cheerleaders and earthly henchmen.  Xi Jinping with that regime has had no problem in slaughtering over a million Tibetans in China’s push to expand its tentacles of power in that part of the world and then beyond.

God bless you.

Lawrence Morra III

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


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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Pre-Lent Preparation: Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima

Kathleen, Thank you for this strikingly beautifully descriptive overview and specific explanation of the Lenten Season leading up to in my view the 2nd most precious miracle of faith, of to me the duel or joined miracles, the start on Christmas to the finish and all it represents; from God the Father in heaven being Easter; when His son Jesus arose from death in fulfillment of the Holy Scriptures to establish the New and Everlasting Covenant for all who follow Christ Jesus. Christmas being the great joy and Alleluia to the world, announcing the King being born to begin His journey here on earth in the flesh; in order to save God’s children from the sting of death that possesses this world of imperfection and sin, whereby He would end His journey here on the cross where He conquers all sin and thus begins the New and Everlasting Covenant of life eternal for us to claim as heirs in Paradise as the children of God; through His sacrifice by the Body and Blood of Christ Jesus.

Prominent to me is this description; “a remote preparation for Easter, serves as a time of transition for the soul, which must pass from Christmas joys to the stern penance of the sacred forty days.” This so poignantly and clearly points to Christ’s journey and mission of fulfillment that we should be totally humbled by, and determined to express our deepest humility from our immortal souls; to desire only to rise above this flesh life of vanity and loss, which is clearly pronounced in this following Scripture; “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2.

Then this most well defined description of how we should perceive our obedience during this Lenten season; “The liturgy Sexagesima emphasizes humility – not a self-conscious piety, not a superiority in one’s idea of holiness, but a realization that one is ultimately judged in the revealing light of absolute Truth, free of all justifications and rationalizations. It is this humility that becomes a strength in one’s battle to attain salvation.” This made possible, “Christ’s birth in our mortal flesh, is reserved to extol Him when born in His undying Body, i.e. when He rises from the tomb. “Born once of the Virgin, thou art now reborn from the sepulchre,” will then be the cry of the Church.”

And of course as you made so easy to understand by this, “Septuagesima Sunday as that on which “we lay aside the song of the Lord which is Alleluia.” “How,” said the people of Israel, “shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land?”
This “strange land” is for the people of Christ, the world, which is a place of exile, while Alleluia, the chant St. John heard in heaven, will begin again in the liturgy at Paschaltide, which represents the future life. In the Easter festivities we shall hail our Lord, the conqueror of Satan, who while freeing us from the bondage of sin, will re-open to us the heavenly kingdom.”

I quoted these words to emphasize these words, because they illustrate so succinctly “the mystery and greatest of gifts” ever given to any human being, but, moreover beyond mere gift giving this is a “restoration and elevation” from this fallen state and carnal nature of material earthly life; to our “rightful place in the kingdom of God as His beloved children” brought back to Him by His only begotten Son our Lord, Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ; the Good Shepherd who journeyed through the darkness to find all of His lost sheep. Amen.
Lawrence Morra III

Post Script Amended Additional Commentary Provided by Original CP&S

kathleen says: February 10, 2021 at 18:39

Thank you so much Lawrence for your great insights in analyzing this post.

Referring to the Alleluia you quote: “How,” said the people of Israel, “shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land?
I also stopped and meditated a while on those words that come from the “Saint Andrew daily missal”.

And then you say: “ This “strange land” is for the people of Christ, the world…”

Yes, I agree. This world for faithful Christians is our exile, as we pray in the “Hail Holy Queen”, a strange land where there is much suffering, and any happiness is only fleeting, never fulfilling us as our hearts desire. We were made for Heaven and here below, “our hearts are restless until they rest in You, O Lord” – (Saint Augustine).
St Thérèse of Lisieux, another favourite saint of mine, often wrote and composed poems on the mystery of our sojourn in this “strange land”. But it is the place where we must “work out our salvation in fear and trembling” as we keep our eyes fixed on Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lent, for all its forty days of sacrifices and penance, is a wonderful time of preparation for the coming promises of Our Lord’s Resurrection if we are able to live it well. But frail creatures that we are, a little time like we are in right now to “man up” and put some plans in place, is very helpful. It is so sad the post Vatican Two destroyers did away with it… although apparently it was never formally abrogated.

Lawrence Morra says: February 10, 2021 at 23:52

You’re absolutely most welcome Kathleen, but, it is I who must be thankful to you for providing this opportunity to respond to something so beautiful and so assuredly of paramount importance to us all, which I read and found the words and especially the deep feeling stirring in my soul, as I again experienced in reading what you have said in such beautifully descriptive words from a place so special within you that only Jesus knows so well! As with me I have no doubt that the Holy Spirit spoke here, and I am just little old sinner Lawrence who is shedding some tears now as I try to remain focused on whatever it is I should say about this matter. Because if we can try our best to do as you so poignantly described in this very important article, being alert and obedient to the Father’s will; we can be vessels or conduits for the Holy Spirit to pour out and fill us with God’s Truth; so that we might be as helpful as possible while here making it a certainty not only being those that will hear when we face our Lord on judgment day; “well done my good and faithful servant,” but those who will as one of your favorite saints you mention here, “St Thérèse of Lisieux,” we will serve as instruments in this long arduous process of “Salvation” for the multitudes throughout the world who want to be saved, need to be saved and must be saved from eternal damnation or the otherwise complete separation from God Almighty forever; as that is a most assuredly horrid ending for any soul and we always should pray that only souls that absolutely belong in hell will be there!

Of course we of faith know that with God anything is possible; being the God of endless possibilities, we should have confidence and know in our heart of hearts that this is a “saving mission” that Jesus Christ initiated and “good will overcome evil, every evil;” while the light will always shine into the darkness bringing hope and the “Lord’s Salvation” to all those who deserve it; not one lamb will be lost from His herd, He being the Good Shepherd; knows all of His own and they know Him! No greater bond of love can I put this into context with than to say what’s been said countless times already of how Great the Love between Holy Mary, Jesus Christ her Son and His with the Father’s endless absolute love for her! So then, this is the love I speak of here, and, it all comes from Almighty God; who loves all of His children with this same absolute love!

You mentioned a piece of Scripture that is very powerful and appropriate, as I see it here vastly important that we know from a faithful servant of the Lord who was given a final opportunity to break free from the arduous but monumental task she was given; or to carry on to the end until God’s will would be done in that particular case! Again, I shed tears now thinking of this sacrifice and love for Jesus Christ by a mere person that came to mind immediately when you mentioned Philippians 2:12 “work out your own salvation with great fear and trembling” You know her name the one I’m speaking about known as Emily Rose in America, depicted in the film the “Exorcism of Emily Rose” who suffered what we can’t even imagine; by being attacked by several demons that possessed her unto death, so that her willingness to fulfill God the Father’s will, would ultimately serve the Great Purpose of “saving many souls from hell.”

Emily chose to allow her young unfulfilled life by earthly or worldly terms to be cut short, in order to serve God which is something all of us should strive harder to do! As you said, this is no easy task and easier said than done, because we tarry or falter in some of the simplest things let alone transformational spiritual matters between earth and God! So your words here are very to the point and the task at hand, “But frail creatures that we are, a little time like we are in right now to “man up” and put some plans in place, is very helpful.”
Her epitaph which she requested before her untimely suffering death is that Scripture “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Philippians 2:12

Not fearing the things of this world is fine but fear of God is wise as it humbles us to make certain we know we aren’t worthy in the slightest and we are not home free until we are past the pearly gates, so there is no slacking or doing as we damn well please, then just when it’s time to face death we suddenly can say, hey I’m good I like Jesus and always did! As it is written, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8
We should as you mentioned see our sojourns as being that of exiles from our rightful home and that we should not desire to be a part of this world but to live our lives in accordance with the Almighty, until our road here comes to its end.

Are we worthy of praise for some of the things we have done for others or in the name of Jesus, surely some of us can rest assured of that, but we can also be certain that we carry sin and guilt that will not go away and we will not be free of until we are in heaven with God the Father, through and by the forgiveness of our transgressions only by Jesus Christ Himself, and that is why we need to be concerned to a great degree if we don’t call it outright fear, we are all in jeopardy and are in a most tumultuous world these days full of vanity and sin in so many basic things we participate in; which serve the beast or the prince of this world and not our heavenly Father. Can we judge ourselves, of course not, we are mere humans that die, but, the one who can is who we should fear because we don’t know whether we are truly worthy until He the Lord our God tells us so!
“I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 17:10
What we want to hear from our Lord when we stand before him is simply this: “Well done, good and faithful servant!” Matthew 25:23.

Now to this point about fear! I believe everyone should have a healthy dose of fear as we are all fallen and our souls are a glimmer away from eternal damnation if not for the Lamb of God who took away sin on the cross at Calvary, for those who will abide in Him! But, I think some people get the idea it’s not hard at all Jesus did us all a favor and took care of all the dirty details of our transgressing nature, “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak,” and our souls that have at least original sin to begin with; and I dare say most of us are nothing but dirty rags, without “Jesus and His salvation,” we’re not even worthy to be near Holy God Almighty let alone look at Him! No; I mention again as in Holy Scripture it tells us clearly:
“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Philippians 2:12

Anna Elisabeth “Anneliese” Michel was a German woman who underwent 67 Catholic exorcism rites during the year before her death.
I want to leave you with some writing from a site I was drawn to immediately after writing everything you read up to the last Scripture quote, and where then upon checking for a few details about Anna Elisabeth “Anneliese” Michel; when the first reference site I opened, I saw how this article I was drawn to referred to your favorite saint; “In more recent centuries, saints like Therese of Lisieux offered her ‘little way’ of community contemplative life for the labours of overseas missionaries.” Yes, the Holy Spirit guides us Kathleen!
Lawrence Morra III

“The film suggests a respect for simple faith, the trusting unsophisticated faith of ordinary people that more educated critics look down on as superstitious or simplistic. This is the case with Emily Rose’s parents and their beliefs and trust in the priest. It is glib to disregard anything that is not understood as ‘medieval superstition’.

During the latter part of the 20th century, many have struggled with the questions of evil in the world and how this relates to traditional teachings and beliefs about the devil and evil spirits. The film highlights the reality of evil in our world, the power of evil as well as of the divine.

The answer to some of these questions that the screenplay offers harks back to previous centuries, especially to those women who experienced apparitions whether it be Anne Catherine Emmerich, Bernadette, the children of Fatima or more recent visionaries. Emily Rose is presented as one of these. She sees Mary and receives a message.

In 2004, a number of Catholics found the spirituality in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ too focused on Jesus’ sufferings and the implication of cruelty on the part of the Father and not enough on resurrection hope. A similar critique might be made here. Emily Rose is given the option of being freed from possession by exorcism or continuing to be possessed until her death in order to witness to the world that there is a supernatural world, that evil exists and invades the world but that the presence of God is stronger.

This spirituality of victimhood has a strong tradition. In more recent centuries, saints like Therese of Lisieux offered her ‘little way’ of community contemplative life for the labours of overseas missionaries. Saints like Gemma Galgani or St John Vianney had experiences similar to those of Emily Rose in combating the devil. The efficacy and relevance of this kind of spirituality will be continually argued. The film does not follow the path of some recent visionaries (and of some whose messages have been discredited) in being pessimistic about the world and uttering apocalyptic condemnations. The message here is that redemption is possible and that good will overcome evil.

The film raises the question as to the nature of holiness and who are saints. In the secularized Western world, people tend to be very skeptical about the possibility of saints. It is an unspoken assumption that saints should be ‘normal’. When the saint is less than perfect, especially if influenced by a psychological condition, their holiness is dismissed – except in literature where Dostoievski’s The Idiot and characters who resemble him can be extolled. Fr. Moore claims that Emily Rose is a saint. He tells her story in court, challenging the audience to consider whether they think she is a saint and that this is an example of sanctity. This is clearly a challenge to the theological stances of the audience and the nature of their own spirituality and piety.”

Film reference quotations courtesy of

Catholicism Pure & Simple

The Septuagesima season always begins with the ninth week before Easter and includes three Sundays called respectively Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima. These names which were borrowed from the numeral system of the time, denote a series of decades working back from the commencement of Lent, which is known in Latin as Quadragesima. [As the intervals between these Sundays only consist of seven days it is evident that this name must not be taken in a strictly arithmetical sense; but whereas Quadragesima comes exactly at the closing day of the 4th decade before Easter, Quinquagesima (47 days) falls within the 5th decade, Sexagesima (54 days) within the 6th, Septuagesima ’61 days) within the 7th.]

In this way Holy Mother Church, in her great wisdom, wishes us to think about how we should profit from the coming Lenten season, which commences with Ash Wednesday on 17th February this year of the Lord…

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Bishop Schneider: Never before have the demons been so active

Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple:
From Gloria TV: At present, demonic forces have increased to such an extent that we find ourselves in a spiritual battle whose magnitude surpasses anything we have ever seen before, says Bishop Athanasius Schneider in a video about the angels. The video was published in?German,?English,?Spanish,?Portuguese,?Italian?and?French. The battle lines…

I actually see more people now who are being demonically influenced or possessed than I ever imagined I would in my lifetime and I’m no expert by any means or stretch of the imagination! But that says something significant if its become more noticeable and these demons don’t even try to hide in some cases just like the behavior we see in significant political figures, say like those in Congress here in the US that are so over the top blatantly on the attack not caring what harm they are doing to the Nation and its founding Constitution or Bill of Rights; the only thing that matters to them is getting their way no matter what it is they are after; which always revolves around more power and control!

Those are serpentine and demonic desires and goals so everybody better wake up to how bad things have gotten and how much worse they are going to get if a major breakthrough doesn’t come, to not only expose all the corruption of the Democrat party and others including many Republicans; but to actually lock them all away for good! Because if not you mark my words; if Biden and all the rest of these ghoulish minions are allowed to continue demons will be the order of the day in America and the world as more evil comes into play all around us!

What we’ve seen going on and the suffering is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg! What occurred in Washington D.C. on January 6th, America’s Nation Capitol; going from a planned event that was billed as a peaceful protest over the Election Fraud and support of a President, but then somehow went from a peaceful rally to Insurrection; was all an orchestrated event that demons and bad people in the US government as minions of that evil created to hurt Trump and his supporters in order to usher in Marxist rule by their covert manipulation of this initially peaceful event that was then seen by more people as a riot. The Devil is having a field day with playing both sides against the middle! Creating division and mayhem is Satan’s specialty! We can see all the way back to Cain and Abel how he did that! God help us. Amen.
Lawrence Morra III

Catholicism Pure & Simple

From Gloria TV:

At present, demonic forces have increased to such an extent that we find ourselves in a spiritual battle whose magnitude surpasses anything we have ever seen before, says Bishop Athanasius Schneider in a video about the angels.

The video was published inGerman,English,Spanish,Portuguese,ItalianandFrench.

The battle lines in this struggle are between truth and error, and naturalism and supernaturalism, Schneider explains. He notices that there is an enormous confusion in doctrine, morals and liturgy, so that even good people start doubting about basic truths like moral tenets regarding contraception, divorce or adultery.

The truth is obscured with suggestive formulations, Schneider analyses and mentions expressions such as “primacy of mercy,” “surprises of the Holy Spirit,” “paradigm shift,” “individual conscience,” “pastoral accompaniment” or “process of discernment”. Interestingly, these formulations are all used by Francis.

Schneider recommends venerating the Holy…

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