Cardinal Burke’s Statement on «Traditionis Custodes»

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Cardinal Burke’s Statement on «Traditionis Custodes»

Posted on July 23, 2021 by Catholicism Pure & Simple

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Now an upright and devout Cardinal and Theologian stands in accordance with the “Teachings of Jesus Christ” carried forward by Apostle Peter in precise accordance with the direct instruction that was given to him by Jesus Christ Himself before and after our Lord’s crucifixion.

Bergoglio is a heretic and false prophet doing the bidding of Satan directly at the apex position in the Church Hierarchy who I now compare to the equally wicked Biden at the top seat of power and authority, in the US Government. There I’ve said it; what I see and I’m nobody, just a simple man who hates Deception with a Passion as I always have and will not cease in calling out the liars and deceivers in our midst who attempt to lead all of us to Perdition, down a false road and construct of the; Evil One!

I see it clear as day and Bergoglio thinks he can fool me? Is it that he sees the world mostly full of idiots and devils that will go along to get along?

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” (Sir Walter Scott, 1808).

He not only has buried himself as far as God Almighty will be concerned in my humble opinion, but, he has no retreat now as I see it, and will march straight into hell with his evil selfish pride along with all of his cohorts, and many are bishops and other men of the cloth, who are willfully partnering with evil earthly powers and principalities, that reach into hell.

Our fine Cardinal Burke states; “devout faithful who have a deep appreciation and attachment to the encounter with Christ through the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.” CP&S

Cardinal Burke in this quote I make here points to the eye of the storm as I understand this, and for me the Truth falls into place!

“Yes, there are individuals and even certain groups which espouse radical positions, even as is the case in other sectors of Church life, but they are, in no way, characteristic of the greater and ever increasing number of faithful who desire to worship God according to the UA. The Sacred Liturgy is not a matter of so-called “Church politics” but the fullest and most perfect encounter with Christ for us in this world. The faithful, in question, among whom are numerous young adults and young married couples with children; encounter Christ, through the UA, Who draws them ever closer to Himself through the reform of their lives and cooperation with the divine grace which flows from His glorious pierced Heart into their hearts. They have no need to make a judgment regarding those who worship God according to the Usus Recentior (the More Recent Usage, what Pope Benedict XVI called the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite) [UR], first promulgated by Pope Saint Paul VI.”

And again I quote; “A schismatic spirit or actual schism are always gravely evil, but there is nothing about the UA which fosters schism. For those of us who knew the UA in the past, like myself, it is a question of an act of worship marked by a centuries-old goodness, truth and beauty. I knew its attraction from my childhood and indeed became very attached to it.”

“For those who have come to the UA for the first time, its rich beauty, especially as it manifests the action of Christ renewing sacramentally His Sacrifice on Calvary through the priest who acts in His person, has drawn them closer to Christ. I know many faithful for whom the experience of Divine “Worship according to the UA has strongly inspired their conversion to the Faith or their seeking Full Communion with the Catholic Church. Also, numerous priests who have returned to the celebration of the UA or who have learned it for the first time have told me how deeply it has enriched their priestly spirituality. This is not to mention the saints all along the Christian centuries for whom the UA nourished an heroic practice of the virtues. Some have given their lives to defend the offering of this very form of divine worship.”

Cardinal Burke’s Statement on «Traditionis Custodes»

Posted on July 23, 2021 by Catholicism Pure & Simple

Precisely in my opinion as I’ve previously stated from actual personal experience and the communion with the Holy Spirit of God Almighty during mass.

Many people are too proud and arrogant; so they just go their own way down and down to a dead end! Just some stuff to think about! But important I say; maybe the most important of all!

Some of my previous thoughts on this subject.

“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 husk 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 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! 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 or even life itself, 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 (CP&S) 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.” CP&S

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.” CP&S

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 is 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.

Look folks, I know I sort of go off my rocker in this to me quite dire situation in the Church and in our everyday lives with how basically all tradition along with “tried and tested Truths” have been decimated by radical and totally destructive thinking or the wishes of the wicked who are real and now in our governments and Churches attempting to overthrow and destroy it all in the same way of thinking that Karl Marx employed who was an admitted cohort of Satan without any doubt, and I just wrote about him again regarding this current topsy-turvy, insane world we are now part of!

Sure the Cardinal speaks with a tempered and refined tongue as he must but to me the reason we are in this fix as a human race is because as the adage goes “Talk is Cheap;” but I speak with a temper or strong passion without the sugar coating at times because, I’m a simple passionate and God fearing man, who is “sick and tired” of all the lies or failure of those we appoint to govern and guide the people, even a Pope; but instead they sell-out and fill up their banks with all the cash they can grab, people just passing the buck! “Know them by their fruits” and look what Biden produced for a son, and that tells you where my head is at! His son is a vile, corrupted, no good lowlife and these are the people the Media and even Bergoglio props up? Can you believe the audacity of this creature so called Pope, who gave countless accolades to Biden and his family while ignoring the good in Donald J. Trump and his beautiful family of offspring; not crooks and bums like the Biden family tree; as if they had the bubonic plague and were the most vile creatures on the planet!

Tell me I’m wrong that a so called Pope ignored my letter to him directly about a Church and Political matter in my community that almost killed me, and likewise he ignored a President of the US like he wasn’t even in existence as he went along with the MSM, false, total lying narrative; this political fraud Pope that the Church Hierarchy should have booted out way back during his first signs of transgression from the Holy Sanctity of the Church order; with his bringing ancient sacrificial pagan idolatry artifacts still dripping with human blood of the sacrificed onto the Holy Alter of Jesus Christ in the Vatican!  Do they think he is God and infallible so they must keep him around, and put up with his disruptive edicts and actions! SACRILEGIOUS AND A HERETICAL ABOMINATION!

I think he is a Marxist at heart!

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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 Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

Sen. Paul: Gain of function virus research ongoing in U.S. despite Fauci denials

I agree Sister Marcia on both points that you make in your statement, and I’m equally sickened by the lackluster performance of Mitch and so many of the leadership officials in a position to do something, but do not; because they are bought and paid for; totally owned!

And the father of all lies will have his way with them for doing so! Fauci to me is nothing less than a man in the past that also had dark ulterior motivation, taking his marching orders unhesitatingly; which came to him from that one darkest source and infernal pit.

Thank you for the notification.
God bless.
Lawrence

A Mom Looking Up

As a Kentuckian, I am glad to see at least one of my Senators making an effort. (Don’t get me started on Mitch!)

https://rumble.com/vk8hif-sen.-paul-gain-of-function-virus-research-ongoing-in-u.s.-despite-fauci-den.html

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The Jesus Prayer: A reading

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Dear sister and friend in Christ Ali…so wonderful and perfect a message of hope and encouragement which to me obviously speaks to the truth of what we ultimately see going on in all of this at times chaotic or tumultuous world gone awry, with so much bad trying to overwhelm the good! But we know the light always overcomes the darkness and that is from the beginning, when God Himself said; “let there be light!”

Genesis 1
“1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3And God said, “Let there be light,”a and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.”

And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.”

With that I can see the light, and know this “Truth by His omnipotence!”

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

The author of the universe speaks directly to us in all things; and what he commands is; as “He is the great “I Am!”

Indeed Ali who do we and should we have confidence in; even in our darkest hour no matter what the “Ways of the World” are predicating or even forcing upon us! With genuine faith in God Almighty we could be as destitute as Dismas was on his cross next to Jesus Christ; when Jesus told him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:32-43).

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Yes we all carry our own cross if we follow Him, as children of the Light and Faith in Him our beloved Savior Jesus Christ! And for doing this our reward and favor by His shed blood will be the greatest of all possible gifts, to be with Him eternally in the presence and peace of our heavenly Father and Maker, God Almighty!

“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

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A well-deserved note here of congratulations to you Ali, for completing your work in Bible studies for our Lord! I know He is so pleased and happy for you as His child Ali; who sees and follows the Light! Amen.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence

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VIDEO Denzel Washington: Prayer and the Holy Spirit Have Protected Me

Originally posted on NarrowPathMinistries:
By?Jessica Lea?-May 10, 2021 Acclaimed actor, director and producer Denzel Washington recently appeared on Instagram Live for a conversation with his friend, A.R. Bernard, the lead pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York. During the discussion, Washington shared examples of the grace God has shown him over the…

I like this blog posting a whole lot! I have many of Denzel’s films and always enjoyed watching him work in them not only because I met him on a film set, a great job experience, but even aside from his smooth skill and capability to act on cue so authentically which I admire, for me it is moreover; for his real genuine Christian faith!

He did grow up on some mean streets and as he put it many guys he was around during that period of his life went down the tubes with drug addiction and crime many did hard time! He was blessed to have two wonderful parents and got grounded in life early with a great foundation his Dad being a Minister and his Mom being a great Mother and having her own salon being a very ambitious person herself, I can see gave him much to appreciate and be proud of but it was Jesus that gave him his greatest strength of moral integrity and purpose. I can personally identify with him saying how God protected him or how prayers made the difference; because that has been my experience for sure, knowing I was going to die at least a few times if not for some act of God or Divine Intervention! And not just my prayers helped, I know the prayers of others especially, in my case my Mother, Father and Grandmother made a world of difference in my being given graces when really needed! My Dad too was always a devout man of God, bringing Him into conversations we had when I was growing up; that helped me immensely!

I actually wrote what you just read to this point before I finished reading this article completely, because I got inspired and busy writing quickly what I was thinking and feeling so spontaneously; and then I just came upon what Denzel said here, about what his Mom told him, “Boy, you don’t know how many people have been praying for you.” There you go; this is witness of God speaking to us right now! He is saying right now, “you sure can believe in the power of prayer,” as my Mother always said, “it’s the most powerful weapon there is to guide and protect us!”

It all came together for Denzel going to a private military academy that his Mom placed him in after his parents split up, but, Denzel said that joining the Boys Club in Mount Vernon is where the biggest change or epiphany occurred in his life; when a coach there told him and the other boys “you can be something, it’s really up to you!” Denzel got a confidence from that one comment and started believing, “hey yea I can be something or someone, I can be what I want to be.” He is a shining example of how the youth in America and beyond don’t have to be wasted or lost to the inner city ruckus or turmoil; if they get some insight and good input from Christian minded adults, who project that good to them in those formative years, just the way that coach did!  Denzel was given a strong message of Hope, all of it from God, but, coming through some really good people, I believe it ignited in him so positively, that he made up his mind to “work hard and make himself something that Jesus would be proud of,” and; I’m sure He is.
God bless y’all.

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/07/19/i-am-the-way-the-truth-and-the-life/

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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ByJessica Lea-May 10, 2021

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Acclaimed actor, director and producer Denzel Washington recently appeared on Instagram Live for a conversation with his friend, A.R. Bernard, the lead pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York. During the discussion, Washington shared examples of the grace God has shown him over the years, especially through his family andthe Holy Spirit.

“It was a supernatural, if not once in a lifetime experience…that I couldn’t completely understand at the time,” said Washington, describing a moment in the early 80s when he was filled with the Holy Ghost. The actor, who is known for movies such asMalcolm X,Glory, andTraining Day, had decided to visit the West Angeles Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in Los Angeles. When the church gave an altar call, he thought, “This time, I’m just going to go…

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God May Give You The Victory, But You May Still Have To Go Through The Battle

Originally posted on NarrowPathMinistries:
by?Discerning Dad June 26, 2021 This is a copy of the blog I wrote at my friend’s site- here is the link, please follow that blog as well http://scottroberts.org/god-may-give-you-the-victory-but-you-still-have-to-go-through-the-battle/ — I often wonder, when watching sports, what happens when both teams pray to God for victory. Does the team with the…

This is an excellent description of how wrong it can be to not live up to our obligations and responsibilities for the Lord! I want to add my thoughts here that I had written earlier today for another reblog; which hits the nail right on the head of what this article says as I see it.

All Christians that say they are against these things; such as abortion, same sex marriage, transsexuality and many other radical departures from human behaviors or practices that were tried and tested through the millennia and even more importantly forbidden in the Holy Scriptures; but want to remain placid and leave it all up to the Almighty, are the true “Lukewarm” wishy-washy that God tells us in Holy Scriptures, is what he will spit out! Many of them would rather play games and sit around letting the world go to hell in a hand basket than commit and be ready to fight for Jesus Christ as the martyrs and saints did or still do!

They don’t want to do the work required to truly carry their own cross here, but, like the idea of letting others do all the heavy lifting, and that is why this world is in the worst state it has ever been; with a modern generation over many decades now, that have been more interested in self-aggrandizement, materialism and pleasure seeking; than anything else. So materialistic and vain; not seeing the forest for the trees, or even caring as they do their “own thing” and “get all they can while they can!” Don’t we see this in our leaders and those with the most power and influence; in spades? They serve the beast this materialistic corrupted system and Satan without a doubt; and then the citizenry are falling into alignment with that same way of thinking sucking up whatever is dished out to them just as we have seen with the false pandemic! No ancient time or period even comes close in comparison to the evil which is exponentially increasing daily! Many prefer to gloss things over with delusional indifference or even self-righteousness and think they have done right; when they are so wrong!

Revelation 3:16 “15 I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other! 16So because you are lukewarm— neither hot nor cold— I am about to vomit you out of My mouth! 17You say, ‘I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.…”

2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions”

I’ve witnessed it time and again how so many on this internet sitting and just coasting along talking all day about nothing that really proves their willingness to fight for the good and what is right; truly righteous individuals are extremely hard to find on this social media! They often either play games seeking some kind of attention or distraction and want adulation as in followers; sometimes they are forming their little clubs where they converse about things; getting them nowhere and more importantly doing “nothing” about the horrors that riddle our societies.

1 John 3:8-10 “Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.”

Not taking a stand in defense of the innocent and against all the calamities of our corrupted system all around us, Ways of the World, is not righteous or loving one’s brothers and sisters! It’s become devil may care!

The basic truth is very concise and clear and there is no excuse to not see it and live it! The prophecies tell us in the Book of Truth what will come and how it will unfold; so to say we are not aware and so therefore must leave it all up to the Lord, sort of letting the chips fall where they may, because we have no say in it; is a LIE! Discerning power is available through the Holy Ghost the Comforter, who will reveal all things needed to those who truly are righteous and worthy in the eyes of our Savior! These fools who say I just mind my business and do my quiet act in my own little corner or way; are not carrying any cross, they are phony and cowards hiding behind fools.

“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” 1 Peter 1:14-16

Many people are being lulled into this captive mode of thinking, how if we just go along to get along it will all work out fine and dandy! Not going to happen, this world is falling away quickly and will End. So, “when the going gets tough the tough get going” not sitting like old fools in a sewing circle and hoping for the best! It actually takes work, pain and suffering to get the job done, as well as fight when it is required! If people back during the “Great Generation” mostly thought as many people do today, the tyrants and murderers would have taken over the world many years ago! And, now they have the best chance in all of time to do so, as we can rest assured this is Communist China’s absolute goal; with people like Biden and Canada’s Trudeau appeasing the evil Dragon; capitulating, to allow the slow takeover of free nations, while many depots within our nations have been bought off and sold their souls not only to the beast system; but to Satan! The CCP rules with an iron inhuman fist and are true atheists not caring one iota about “God or His children” only “lust for power and complete control” is what they care about!

I believe that sister Lisa explains quite well in the following!
This from “What is “Righteous Anger”?”
“How can I know whether I’m feeling that or just being a hothead?”
Lisa Harper (christianitytoday)

“I grew up believing anger was a “bad” emotion. So I’ve needed several years of Christian counseling even to admit I get angry, much less to learn I can express those feelings righteously! Thankfully, God’s Word sets clear parameters for getting peeved.

What does God say about this? The bad news for hotheads is that Scripture contains many more verses warning believers against blowing their cool than verses advocating such behavior. The writer of Proverbs connects anger with foolishness: “Fools quickly show that they are upset, but the wise ignore insults” (Proverbs 12:16, NCV). And the apostle Paul recommends letting our heavenly Father fight our battles: “My friends, do not try to punish others when they wrong you, but wait for God to punish them with his anger. It is written: ‘I will punish those who do wrong; I will repay them,’ says the Lord” (Romans 12:19, NCV).

Sometimes, however, God allows his people to fuss and remain faithful. Such is the case when King David furrows his brow and huffs:
“God, I wish you would kill the wicked!
Get away from me, you murderers!
They say evil things about you.
Your enemies use your name thoughtlessly.
Lord, I hate those who hate you;
I hate those who rise up against you.
I feel only hate for them;
they are my enemies” (Psalm 139:19–22, NCV).

Or when Nehemiah gets upset after learning about the wealthy Israelites’ exploitation of the poor: “Then I was very angry when I had heard … these words” (Nehemiah 5:6, NASB).

What’s noteworthy in these situations is that David called down curses on sworn enemies of God, and Nehemiah directed his irritation at the “haves” repressing the “have-nots.” Both men were angry because of ungodly people or activities.

And Jesus expressed anger—at the Pharisees who exhibited such hard hearts, and at the crass commercialism that sullied the temple (; )—to convey extreme displeasure over sin. Those reasons are the key to righteous anger.

How does this affect me? As Christ-followers, we’re totally appropriate getting upset over sin, too. Evils such as abuse, racism, pornography, and child sex trafficking should incense us.

But no matter how reprehensible the people or activities we’re condemning, we still aren’t justified to sin in our responses: “When you are angry, do not sin, and be sure to stop being angry before the end of the day” (Ephesians 4:26, NCV). Those of us with confrontational personalities might want to ask ourselves the question, Is my motive to be right or to be righteous? before ripping into the offending parties.

Such considerations also help us be pokey in getting peeved: “Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:19–20, ESV). Instead of replying immediately, simply counting to ten before reacting usually leads to much better results in a contentious situation.

Then after we take offense, we should take redemptive action. Christians must get involved with organizations working to free children from slavery and volunteer at shelters working to protect battered women. We must lead the charge against hatred and oppression and cruelty!

“Ultimately, if our outrage results in restoring people into loving, healing relationships with Jesus, it’s righteous anger.”

Lisa Harper has a Masters in Theology with an emphasis in biblical studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. She’s a sought-after speaker and has written several books, including Holding Out for a Hero: A New Spin on Hebrews (Tyndale) and What the Bible Is All About for Women: A Book of Devotions (Regal). Visit her at http://www.lisaharper.net.

Waking people up from their distractions or even apathy is my goal in this world; as I can speak and write what I must; to do so! Because you and I know that what is going on in this world today is exponentially far worse than all those sins and wrongs that were committed by the Pharisees that Jesus actually reprimanded and condemned! What do we think would be His reaction if here now to deal directly with this horror! It’s certainly coming and will be the End!

God bless and keep in constant communion with our Lord Jesus Christ and heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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byDiscerning Dad June 26, 2021

This is a copy of the blog I wrote at my friend’s site- here is the link, please follow that blog as well

http://scottroberts.org/god-may-give-you-the-victory-but-you-still-have-to-go-through-the-battle/

I often wonder, when watching sports, what happens when both teams pray to God for victory. Does the team with the most faith or those that are closest to God with the least amount of sin in their life have their prayer answered? It’s also interesting to hear when someone is interviewed after a sports win that they give credit to God, however do they recognize God as well when they lose?

God gives us strength and abilities; in fact the very breath we breathe is a gift from God. God is sovereign, omnipresent, and omnipotent, however He is not omnicausal, meaning there is a measure of free will at play. Christian denominations like to debate over the level…

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St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple:
Born in Brindisi in Italy and christened Julius Caesar, the future saint’s father was Guglielmo Rossi, and his mother Elisabetta Massella, both exemplary Christians. His parents entrusted the boy’s education to the Conventuals of Brindisi where he showed early signs of a shimmering intelligence and a gift for…

Just having spent additional time perfecting a blog posting of a couple of days ago adding a testimony that is quite pertinent as to the power of the Shroud of Turin and as I see it’s profound importance of being a religious and historical relic without ever having seen it firsthand; there is no doubt in my heart and mind that God allowed and planned that this burial cloth would be an additional incentive for the world to know that Jesus Christ our Lord Savior and Redeemer was and is exactly who He said! Then this article comes along just as I finished what I needed to do with “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” like a cue to say something here in this beautiful article regarding a beautiful soul and saint even one could say my name sake as my parents chose this name but it was the name chosen for preceding kindred passing on a name in the family tree but was also for the most poignant same reason, it being a Saintly name of historical importance to all Christians and especially those of the Catholic Church! With the Holy Scriptures and all of the Holy Prophecies handed down through the ages this additional piece of Truth provided by the Shroud that people can witness and actually see should be all that is needed for those who seek the Truth and Believe in God Almighty! Faith is the first and foremost requirement for anyone that wants to see and understand the Light of Truth that emanates from God Himself.

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We’ve all been witnesses to the horrible corruption that’s been taking place throughout the world and how so many human beings are so quick in donning masks and skip church while taking the word of corrupted bureaucrats and other humans that say they only want to protect us from a virus that in actuality is nothing more than an altered bad cold/flu illness, but yet so many take their word that lock-downs and social distancing is Required; vaccines becoming mandatory; these evil concoctions that I say are the worst part of this devious plan being a bio-weapon and total lie; that even contain aborted human cell lines; in other words murdered babies from the womb! But when it comes to the Actual Truth that Jesus Christ is who he claimed to be, sent by the Father our Creator in heaven, this becomes something that many have trouble accepting for face value; when indeed everything, not just this short life on earth, depends on. The separation of the goats from the sheep is in progress like never before, with this digital highly scientific age. But, I see multitudes of people walking around on this earth like they are puppets with no clarity or interest in knowing God; only fulfilling their here and now needs or desires.

We are not beasts of burden that must be herded and corralled the way our leaders are treating us, and telling us we must be; these megalomaniacs poisoned with the lust for power and control of everything, are true tyrants and selfish despots who will take us to hell with them if we allow them to!  They are already talking about Fall Lock-Downs!  So with that in mind we all need to be asking ourselves, what do we belong to, and what will we cling to!  If you are willing to accept these wicked people and their mandates then you are of this World and will die with it.  But if you seek the ultimate Truth and either know Jesus to some degree or wish to really know Him now; then you won’t have any difficulty in letting go of this world and “Trusting in Him” completely for your “Everlasting Salvation and Life Eternal!” It’s not a difficult choice or even decision, if we just use the faculties that God provided when He created us in His image.  With that said, the biggest stumbling block for any human being is rebelliousness, arrogantly defying our Father in heaven and His will, to do our own bidding instead, which so many are now doing; and that is a one way ticket to Perdition and Hell.  God doesn’t stick people in that infernal horror and torment; they put themselves there by Rejecting our Savior, often after being given so many opportunities to change or even wake-up!

Time is passing quickly and running out even faster; for so many in this world. The pieces of Truth for us to see are quite evident and clear, just as the book of Revelation said; the signs would be evident; they surely are, because now we know the Shroud of Turin is the actual burial cloth of our Crucified and Risen Savior Jesus Christ!  We’re seeing End Time signs appearing everywhere now, more and more signs and evidence that we are living in the Latter Days; and the most obvious to me is how the global population bent down bowing to the worldly power of men and governments!  Or how so many faithful Catholics are accepting even a false prophet Bergoglio who is also advocating for NWO and all its mandates even corrupted vaccines or basically edicts as if from a king, and indeed these are from an earthly king, Satan; who is preparing the human race through his many cohorts and minions for the antichrist; that people will accept and be controlled by! It’s time to turn your heart to Jesus and let Him lead you in the things you must do while here serving our Father’s will, and then on out of this fallen, sinful, truly corrupted and artificial world, ruled by the father of all lies!  True, unconditional absolute eternal love and total commitment doesn’t exist here, I have experienced this sad flaw in humans as well as this material finite world being broken and incomplete; just like many of you have too!  Am I on a fool’s errand I ask, or am I going to really put all of my guts and faith in the only human being the Man called Jesus Christ the Savior, actually God Almighty that was on this earth for one reason, which was to rescue and save our immortal souls from damnation?

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I’m ready Lord Jesus; so sorry for my failures and sins and I deserve to be on the cross you Lord Jesus took upon yourself for all of us here!  I pray more of the world’s peoples; the children of God wake up quickly to what is going on and more importantly what they need to do now!  Amen.

I’m including the link to the posting I mentioned, it’s not short but it is sweet; being that its focus is all about Jesus’ love for us, and I believe if you go through it all and pray; that you will be moved by the Holy Spirit!  Amen.

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/07/19/i-am-the-way-the-truth-and-the-life/

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Catholicism Pure & Simple

Born in Brindisi in Italy and christened Julius Caesar, the future saint’s father was Guglielmo Rossi, and his mother Elisabetta Massella, both exemplary Christians.

His parents entrusted the boy’s education to the Conventuals of Brindisi where he showed early signs of a shimmering intelligence and a gift for oratory.

When twelve, his father died, and he pursued his studies in Venice with the Clerics of St. Mark, under the supervision of an uncle. In 1575 he was received into the Capuchin Order and was given the name of Lorenzo. Once professed, Brother Lorenzo studied philosophy and theology at the University of Padua.

Lawrence had a prodigious memory, and mastered most of the European languages and Semitic tongues. It is also said that he knew the entire original text of the Bible, a feat deemed miraculous. He is also renowned for his complete refutation of the doctrines of Martin Luther, as…

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‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life’

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”
“Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”

 

Republication by Lawrence Morra III

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July 19, 2021

I know my Faith and have always had it since I was a boy very passionately with many times a sensitivity that would bring me to tears. I would read Holy Scriptures to members of my family growing up feeling an affinity to the words on the page and seemed to know clearly what was being said when others around me didn’t quite understand, so I would explain it to them at which time they would be elated and say something like, now I see!

I remember a time as a young boy of about 9 years of age when walking through my neighborhood on my way from the playground nearby these two older boys by a few years who were twins approached me. We knew each other from the neighborhood but usually I would be with my friends; and so probably being alone and more vulnerable these boys thought it might be fun to pick on me and began calling me names and saying they were going to kick my butt. I remember having that same day thought about Jesus and how Christmas was coming in a couple of months, so suddenly with no fear and a complete calm I said, “why do you want to do that to me, do I ever bother you or have I ever said anything bad about you to anyone.” They looked at each other seeming surprised I think because they were expecting that I would be scared and run, or yell out mommy perhaps, like some other more vulnerable kids may have when these guys went looking to start something in the past. They said, “so Christmas is coming yea, OK;” then I said, “well Christmas is for Jesus we are supposed to love Him the Savior and He wants us to get along and love each other too, it says in the Bible!” They both took on a new appearance one of being a bit puzzled and surprised, almost a look of feeling guilty as I think back, when I then said, “we should be friends and if we show Jesus we are then Christmas will be so much better for us all, and we all get gifts so it’s what we should do to show Jesus we are good.” These two young guys suddenly said, “Hey, yea we didn’t mean it, so we can be friends if you want!” I said, “sure and we had to walk a short distance together before we turn our separate ways home, but, as we walked we became friends and Ronnie and Russell told me they will see me again, to which I said, “OK see you later.” They never even ever looked at me mean or with indifference again and they were two toughies of the hood actually. I think the Holy Spirit of God helped and changed a possible bad outcome.

As my life progressed through my teens and twenties I had much more profound experiences one where I almost drowned trying to surf just after a hurricane had passed by the area where I lived. The biggest waves were always at a notorious point along the shoreline, known for huge surf. I was only a mediocre surfer and should not have even been attempting this wild surf escapade, but some awesome proficient surfers I knew were all going, so I figured I should be like the rest of the guys. But that was a big mistake because after a struggle to even get out past the break water around the point and the huge swells, I then saw a set of three huge waves coming at me and nobody else was near by the spot I was paddling. I heard the roar of the forces of nature below as rocks or small boulders were being caught up in the tumultuous current swirling below me, and so though I knew I was into something over my head both literally and figuratively I just turned toward shore and held on as the surfboard shot upward in a flash at least a few stories to the top of a huge wave that was beginning to crest and curl over me and all I did was pearl under getting caught up in the rip tide and undertow for what seemed too long, but, rather than freak out and struggle which I sensed would be the end I knew I better just stay calm and pray which I did.  I asked Jesus to please don’t let me die and I’m sorry I did this, so I kept holding my breath; then suddenly I was at the surface much farther out to sea than I had been when I went under.

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Suddenly there was this guy as if out of nowhere surfing right at me and cut out of that huge swell, as I tried to dive below it to not get pounded upon.  When I resurfaced this guy was still nearby and said grab hold of his board which I did and we both were paddling together toward shore. Then as we were getting a lot closer he said, “OK you can make it now,” at which time I started to swim the last 50 yards or so, then quickly I could suddenly touch the bottom with my feet and ran up on the beach, but as I did turned back to see that guy and then collapsed exhausted and hit the sand with my face and said “thank you Jesus and I won’t ever do this again,” lifting my head to look for the guy surfing again that helped me, he was nowhere to be seen, and off in the distance I saw a few others along with a friend still out in some surf. I know God saved me that day and I could go on and explain how a few other major things were happening to me out on the West Coast in California or in Chicago each time in those cases something very bad was going to happen, if not killing me at least injuring me very severely. Even another incidence once when a large aircraft distributor Thrust Ball Bearing unit that I was trying to separate the inner and outer races from each other to free up all of the steel balls inside under a massive hydraulic press. This was on my lunch hour break at work on a Navy Base when nobody was around, because this wasn’t a job duty so I was breaking the rules; it suddenly exploded under the enormous pressure releasing all of the stored up potential energy and fragments along with all those steel balls I so much wanted were now in a split second released and flew out with so much force in every direction it was like a grenade had just exploded, and though pieces stuck in a nearby cinder-block wall every fragment missed me thank God, because if they hadn’t I would probably have been killed.

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Now I say all of this, only because I know after many years that when I see horrible accidents or bad things happen to many people in this world maiming them or ending their lives, which I did see a lot more than I wanted to when working as a news shooter; I say “there but for the grace of God go I.”  I was spared many times and I know it, but, my job is to do something with it, so perhaps I accomplish what it is God still wants me to do.  Part of that might be to tell all of you this, so each one of you will be more sensible and cautious than I had been and more importantly you will confide in the Lord at all times, seeking His direct input in all you do, so as not to make a big plunder while at the same time increase your faith; because you truly believe, and want to grow in your love for Him!

“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

Now what follows I know you will find very helpful and interesting if you haven’t seen any of this before, and perhaps if you have it would be best to share it with others you care about and love; or maybe even an enemy; and better yet perhaps a person who needs to wake up.

Why Did Jesus Say ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life’ in John 14:6?

In John 14, Jesus said to His disciples, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

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Jesus: The Way to the Father

“Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” John 14:5-10

Meaning of ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life’

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

I am the Way. Our Lord takes the opportunity of this discourse about the place he was going to, and the way unto it, more fully to instruct his disciples concerning himself, saying, “I am the way.” Christ is not merely the way, as he goes before his people as an example or merely as a prophet, pointing out unto them by his doctrine the way of salvation; but he is the way of salvation itself by his obedience and sacrifice; nor is there any other. He is the way of his Father’s appointing, and which is entirely agreeable to the perfections of God, and suitable to the case and condition of sinners. 

He is the way to all the blessings of the covenant of grace, and he is the right way into a Gospel church state here; no one comes rightly into a church of Christ but by faith in him; and he is the way to heaven: he is entered into it himself by his own blood, and has opened the way to it through himself for his people.

The Truth. He is not only true but truth itself: this may regard his person and character. He is the true God, and eternal life; truly and really a man; as a prophet, he taught the way of God in truth; as a priest, he is a faithful, as well as a merciful one, true and faithful to him that appointed him; and as a King, just and true are all his ways and administrations: he is the sum and substance of all the truths of the gospel.

They are all full of him and center in him; and he is the truth of all the types and shadows, promises and prophecies of the Old Testament; they have all their accomplishment in him; and he is the true way, in opposition to all false ones of man’s devising. And this phrase seems to be opposed to a notion of the Jews, that the law was the true way of life, and who confined truth to the law. They have a saying, that, “Moses and his law are the truth.”

This they make Korah and his company say in hell. That the law of Moses was the truth, is certain; but it is too strong an expression to say of Moses himself, that he was the truth; but well agrees with Christ, by whom grace and truth came in opposition to Moses, by whom came the law: but when they say, “there is no truth but the law”, they do not speak the truth. More truly do they speak, when, in answer to that question, “what is truth?” it is said, that he is the living God, and King of the world, characters that well agree with Christ.

And the Life. Christ is the author and giver of life, natural, spiritual, and eternal; or he is the way of life, or “the living way”; in opposition to the law, which was so far from being the way of life, that it was the ministration of condemnation and death. 

He always, and ever will be the way; all in this way live, none ever die, and it is a way that leads to eternal life: and to conclude all the epithets in one sentence, Christ is the true way to eternal life. It is added by way of explanation of him, as the way.

This commentary is an excerpt from John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible.

Bible Commentary of ‘The Way, The Truth, The Life’

Matthew Henry made the following commentary about the Bible chapter of John 14:

Thomas enquired concerning the way (v. 5), without any apology for contradicting his Master.1. He said, “Lord, we know not whither thou goest, to what place or what state, and how can we know the way in which we must follow thee? We can neither guess at it, nor enquire it out, but must still be at a loss.’’ Christ’s testimony concerning their knowledge made them more sensible of their ignorance, and more inquisitive after further light. Thomas here shows more modesty than Peter, who thought he could follow Christ now. Peter was the more solicitous to know whither Christ went. Thomas here, though he complains that he did not know this, yet seems more solicitous to know the way. 

His confession of his ignorance was commendable enough. If good men are in the dark, and know but in part, yet they are willing to own their defects. But, (2.) The cause of his ignorance was culpable. They knew not whither Christ went, because they dreamed of a temporal kingdom in external pomp and power, and doted upon this, notwithstanding what he had said again and again to the contrary. Hence it was that, when Christ spoke of going away and they’re following him, their fancy ran upon his going to some remarkable city or other, Bethlehem, or Nazareth, or Capernaum, or some of the cities of the Gentiles, as David to Hebron, there to be anointed king, and to restore the kingdom to Israel; and which way this place lay, where these castles in the air were to be built, east, west, north, or south, they could not tell, and therefore knew not the way. Thus still we think ourselves more in the dark than we need to be concerning the future state of the church, because we expect its worldly prosperity, whereas it is spiritual advancement that the promise points at. Had Thomas understood, as he might have done, that Christ was going to the invisible world, the world of spirits, to which spiritual things only have a reference, he would not have said, Lord, we do not know the way.

Now to this complaint of their ignorance, which included a desire to be taught, Christ gives a full answer, v. 6, v. 7. Thomas had enquired both whither he went and what was the way, and Christ answers both these inquiries and makes good what he had said, that they would have needed no answer if they had understood themselves aright; for they knew him, and he was the way; they knew the Father, and he was the end; and therefore, whither I go you know, and the way you know. Believe in God as the end, and in me as the way (v. 1), and you do all you should do. (1.) He speaks of himself as the way, v. 6. Dost thou not know the way? I am the way, and I only, for no man comes to the Father but by me. Great things Christ here saith of himself, showing us, The nature of his mediation: He is the way, the truth, and the life. 

The Way, The Truth, The Light – Related Bible Verses

“So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.” John 6:67-71

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.” John 3:16-19

“If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken” John 10:35

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

The Word Became Flesh

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ ”) Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” John 1:1-18

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” John 14:1

What Did Jesus Mean by “The Way, the Truth, and the Life” in John 14?

As transcribed from the video above, Jaye Martin gives her explanation as to what Jesus meant when He described Himself as “the way, the truth, and the life”:

In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me.” That’s a very difficult passage because so many people see that we must not be open if we don’t accept all these people who come to God in other ways. But it’s very clear here, Jesus says, and we must go through Christ to get to God. And so, we see that he was truth. And sometimes it’s hard to communicate the truth because there’s something that we want to gloss over. I would say for each of us, we need to say, am I communicating truth, am I living out with integrity what I know to be true? Because I believe if I honestly lived out truth every day, other people would see that. And sometimes it’s hard to explain it to people, but I think when they ask us, we need to say, Jesus says he is the only way. And that’s great news because all they have to do is say, okay, open my eyes, Lord. And I want to see that. And that’s the truth of the gospel.

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I brother Lawrence in Christ Jesus say, that yes the Truth does hurt at times in life and we darn well deserve it to hurt; but, think about what Jesus felt and how much Hurt He went through for every single human being and every sin from tiny ones to the most horrid in the universe out of His eternal, never-ending incomprehensible love for us!  We don’t hurt; we are stubborn and thick at times, but we are not hurting, take my word for this and Trust this TRUTH; Trust in the Lord.  You pray on anything I have said along with all this presentation offers, and I know if you do it with a genuine humble and gentle supplication from your heart speaking to Jesus Christ, you are going to see the Truth without a doubt; which is going to Set You Free!  It will make you cry, I know because I do, but, that is a sign too, that Jesus is with you and He doesn’t want you to leave Him or be lost;  He loves you and wants you to be with Him eternally in heaven. Amen.

I do hope you’re still with me here and please get ready to blow your mind and see Jesus Christ, even if not in the flesh in person; because the Second Coming is approaching for sure, but, this is a glimpse of what our Savior looks like for real, like when he was here on Earth over 2000 years ago!  I cry when I look at this and I felt the same way as I was watching the above 2 minute video presentation with that music at the start, like an important message for my whole reason for living was coming; which hit me deep in my heart for some reason. God bless you. Amen.

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Pope Benedict XVI Believes In The Shroud’s Authenticity

All the way back to 2010 the Pope at the time Benedict XVI knew by faith and his deep prayer on the matter of the Shroud’s authenticity that it was the burial cloth of Jesus. Now with the gifts and advanced scientific tools that God has provided mankind we have the conclusive final proof presented in this presentation!  I believe that without Jesus actually being here right now as in the Second Coming; that even then there would be multitudes who resist the Truth, and would not accept Him!~  But, God has given mankind enough time and incentives like this miraculous piece of the actual history; that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that all He said is truth as He is Truth!  The rest is up to us, by Faith in Him and all He has taught us; to accept or deny Him! Amen.

Pope all but endorses Shroud of Turin
baltimoresun.com
By Matthew Hay Brown
May 03, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Pope Benedict XVI all but gave an outright endorsement of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin on Sunday, calling the cloth that some believe is Christ’s burial shroud an icon “written with the blood” of a crucified man.

During a visit to the Shroud in the northern Italian city of Turin, Benedict didn’t raise the scientific questions that surround the linen and whether it might be a medieval forgery. Instead, he delivered a powerful meditation on the faith that holds that the Shroud is indeed Christ’s burial cloth.

“This is a burial cloth that wrapped the remains of a crucified man in full correspondence with what the Gospels tell us of Jesus,” Benedict said. He said the relic — one of the most important in Christianity — should be seen as a photographic document of the “darkest mystery of faith” — that of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.

The 14-foot-long, 3.5-foot-wide (4.3-meter-long, 1 meter-wide) cloth has gone on public display for the first time since the 2000 Millennium celebrations and a subsequent 2002 restoration. Kept in a bulletproof, climate-controlled case in Turin’s cathedral, it has drawn nearly 2 million reservations from pilgrims and tourists eager to spend three to five minutes viewing it.

The Shroud bears the figure of a crucified man, complete with blood seeping from his hands and feet, and believers say Christ’s image was recorded on the linen’s fibers at the time of his resurrection.

Benedict focused in his meditation on the message that the blood stains conveyed, saying the Shroud was “an icon written in blood; the blood of a man who was whipped, crowned with thorns, crucified and injured on his right side.”

“The image on the Shroud is that of a dead man, but the blood speaks of his life. Each trace of blood speaks of love and life,” Benedict said. The Vatican to date had tiptoed around the issue of just what the Shroud of Turin is, calling it a powerful symbol of Christ’s suffering while making no claim to its authenticity.
Benedict’s meditation — delivered after he prayed as if in a trance before the shroud — appeared to imply that in the end it doesn’t matter what science says about its authenticity.

“The Shroud of Turin offers us the image of how his body lay in the tomb during that time (of death); time that was brief chronologically — about a day and a half — but was immense, infinite in its value and significance,” Benedict said.

A Vatican researcher Barbara Frale said late last year that faint writing on the linen, which she studied through computer-enhanced images, proves the cloth was used to wrap Jesus’ body after his crucifixion.

Barbara Frale is an Italian paleographer at the Vatican Secret Archives. Frale has written books about the Templars and she has a special interest in the history of the Shroud of Turin. In September 2001, she found an authentic copy of the Chinon Parchment. Wikipedia
Born:February 24, 1970, Viterbo, Italy
Nationality:Italian
Occupation:paleograph

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Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

 

Additional Faithful Testimony

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In that ecstatic moment, Wiebe was finally convinced about the Resurrection

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“Trinity Western University professor Phillip Wiebe [pictured] has been a convert to the power of The Shroud of Turin since 2000. That’s when the 66-year-old old Anglican academic had an epiphany upon first viewing the shroud in Turin Cathedral in northern Italy. Many Christians consider the shroud the bona fide burial cloth of a crucified Jesus.

Even though Wiebe teaches at an evangelical university where faculty are expected to adhere to traditional Christian doctrine, the member of the Church of the Ascension in Langley City admits being blown away by his first-hand experience of the Turin shroud.

In that ecstatic moment, Wiebe was finally convinced that the resurrection of Jesus Christ was an actual physical event. “I was shocked at the confidence I felt. It made me realize I had doubts about the resurrection.”

Since then, Wiebe, a philosophy professor who has written scholarly books on reported religious miracles and visions, such as God and Other Spirits, has been giving scores of presentations about the four-metre-long shroud.”

“Douglas Todd in this morning’s Vancouver Sun writes that the Shroud of Turin a source of spiritual strength for academic

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France rises up against the new fascism

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“The people have woken up – at last!” declared local Gilet Jaune rebel Michelle as she watched the vast crowds assembling on the main square of Montpellier in southern France. She has been involved with the Yellow Vest movement since the very start of the popular revolt against the Macron…

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Oh I really like this sorry and the photos! I’ve walked those streets, not since quite a lot of years back, but it all looks good and familiar; the thing I love more is how these people look and what aura they give off; looking together and intelligent making a very proper necessary statement to their government and the world!

Bravo and kudos to them all; I really respect this showing! Some very handsome young and older folks here and I’m so impressed!

Vive La France! Je suis plus impressionné par les citoyens de France que par leur leadership! Tout comme ici en Amérique; le leadership est laid!

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Long Live France! I’m much more impressed by the citizens of France than by their leadership! Just like here in America; the leadership is ugly!

Good to see this sort of thing by the people after the horrible global lock-down charade and suppression of global populations!

God bless them.

Lawrence Morra III

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“The people have woken up – at last!” declared local Gilet Jaune rebel Michelle as she watched the vast crowds assembling on the main square of Montpellier in southern France.

She has been involved with the Yellow Vest movement since the very start of the popular revolt against the Macron regime in November 2018.

Two years ago, in April 2019, another Gilet Jaune told me on the same spot, the Place de la Comédie, that France was witnessing “a turning point in history”.

Despite the vast levels of militarised repression used against the Yellow Vests, not to speak of the relentless propaganda in the mass media, the movement never abandoned the struggle.

Only the “emergency” of the Covid crisis pushed it, more or less, off the streets.

The spirit of revolt has not been very much in evidence in France since March 2020, with the population divided and fearful, as…

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The Left just ramped up their war on the Catholic Church with an unbelievable attack

“Light will shine bright into the darkness” 

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“Naomi Sayers, an Indigenous lawyer licensed to practice law in Alberta and Ontario, tweeted:

It’s sad what’s happening to [Harsha Walia]. But let me be clear, I would help her burn it all down. And that would light our way forward. And also, I would help defend anyone charged with arson if they actually did burn things.” (culturewatchnews)

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This madwoman Naomi Sayers along with Harsha Walia in the same fashion as Antifa and BLM take the law into their own hands and seek to cause ruin which is criminal and evil making them by their words and actions the antithesis or complete and absolute opposite of goodness and anything Holy from God!

These women are even encouraging Muslim Jihadists that are plentiful in Canada, now that Trudeau opened the floodgate of those emigrating from the Syrian/ISIS War; and they have burned Catholic Churches down in the Middle East and Europe when the opportunity or interest arose!

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Church set alight in France!

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Saint Kateri was and is a saint in comparison to these women, in how she lived her life and went on to heaven I’m sure for all the good that she was able to do for God during her short life with her suffering and humility!  This Holy Scripture tells us the Truth; and does anyone honestly think these two women live by a code even faintly resembling these words! “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” I say not a chance as they are riddled with rebellion and selfish hate; being quite vile, vulgar and wrong!

These people that rant this way are apostates of hell and evil forces that derive from Satan himself! What if these found skeletal remains were buried there by some worker at the school who was also a sinful evil person being influenced by the darkest of forces that did great harm then tried to hide the truth; all for a future time agenda which we are witnessing. Does that mean you condemn all that is good and has come from the many great and wonderful acts of kindness or giving to those in need children and adults whose lives were altered in a positive way over the centuries from the Church; and now this get even madness is appropriate and called for in the least?  Not at all, because who knows if the Devil himself caused those children to be harmed or murdered or then be buried this way for a future controversy against the Church because its Satan’s goal to destroy all  Churches and all believers in God in order to establish Hell on Earth and then take all souls to hell for eternity!  These people reacting in this way are committing atrocities and crimes that, Hate Crimes and are nothing but EVIL!  They will be held accountable for this by God Almighty but if I can help to make certain that they are held accountable by the Government for targeted Crimes of Hate I will join any such effort to put these wicked minded and horrible women behind bars for a long time!

In this high tech modern world the masters or tyrants see us the same way as many enslaved peoples were seen by the rulers of the ancient world and don’t have to send out the dogs to rip us apart they just manipulate and brainwash populations to push us around, to do what they will with us; like this to set us against each other and ourselves so we become a society of intolerance and injustice like Barbarians!   As for example, how now some scientists are being given carte blanche to use women as baby incubators, to then murder he innocent unborn after 40 days they say presently but now that is Pandora’s Box has been opened the age will become any, and to just use those new human beings for experiments like lab rats, selling the technology and only God knows what the powers behind all of this have planned for we humans down the road.  This alone tells me this is END TIME!

I’ve been getting sick watching what Hollyweird has become and it’s pretty much damned UGLY other than outside producers like a Mel Gibson or Kevin Sorbo and his wife who stay within the realm of normal and good; not involved with the demonically influenced Hollyweird!

These two women are no different to me; just a couple of stupid twisted insanely evil people, thinking their violent and wicked agenda is justified just because they say so!

You hear my heart speak here but now my anger must show itself as I’m only a simple man and can’t accept this evil all around me!  Biden and the whole Democrat party along with all the Leftist maniacs, Marxist’s to the core, all with the same agenda to have control by force, through manipulating the masses and the dismantling of societies by such violent acts, in order to break down the tried and tested institutions of Light and Goodness; so they can move in for the kill; taking complete control of our societies!  “Atheist Communism!”

A group of scientists have gotten some kind of approval to grow babies in the wombs of women for the soul purpose of killing them and removing alive or dead, 40 days later to experiment on them!!!

This is the kind of evil that is running rampant in our world now; so when I tell you abortion has been an evil destroying humanity on earth, basically the human race cancelling itself out, and is actually going to get exponentially worse in terms of some of the most ugly and diabolical things happening, even including these violent acts of destruction on civilization’s order, violence against long standing helpful moral, ethical and sound principled standards! You really need to not let yourselves slip into complacency or apathy, actually not caring or putting these massive destructive behaviors out of your mind to leave them for others to act upon; while you stand-by and watch the rapid disintegration of our societies and civilization!

People should be trying very hard now to be in God’s good graces because that is the ticket, not burning churches down; so we should work hard to please God not ourselves or anything else, trying to be like St. Kateri or so many other saintly persons who have lived or are living now and try to be more selfless!

“St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon. Her mother was an Algonquin, who was captured by the Mohawks and who took a Mohawk chief for her husband.

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She contracted smallpox as a four-year-old child which scarred her skin. The scars were a source of humiliation in her youth. She was commonly seen wearing a blanket to hide her face. Worse, her entire family died during the outbreak. Kateri Tekakwitha was subsequently raised by her uncle, who was the chief of a Mohawk clan.

Kateri was known as a skilled worker, who was diligent and patient. However, she refused to marry. When her adoptive parents proposed a suitor to her, she refused to entertain the proposal. They punished her by giving her more work to do, but she did not give in. Instead, she remained quiet and diligent. Eventually they were forced to relent and accept that she had no interest in marriage.

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At age 19, Kateri Tekakwitha converted to Catholicism, taking a vow of chastity and pledging to marry only Jesus Christ. Her decision was very unpopular with her adoptive parents and their neighbors. Some of her neighbors started rumors of sorcery. To avoid persecution, she traveled to a Christian native community south of Montreal.

According to legend, Kateri was very devout and would put thorns on her sleeping mat. She often prayed for the conversion of her fellow Mohawks. According to the Jesuit missionaries that served the community where Kateri lived, she often fasted and when she would eat, she would taint her food to diminish its flavor. On at least one occasion, she burned herself. Such self-mortification was common among the Mohawk.

Kateri was very devout and was known for her steadfast devotion. She was also very sickly. Her practices of self-mortification and denial may not have helped her health. Sadly, just five years after her conversion to Catholicism, she became ill and passed away at age 24, on April 17, 1680.

Her name, Kateri, is the Mohawk form of Catherine, which she took from St. Catherine of Siena.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 21, 2012. She is the patroness of ecology and the environment, people in exile and Native Americans.” (catholic.org)

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All those rioters that were actually encouraged by MSM media and government officials who promoted the entire George Floyd evil media circus of debauchery as though a good thing; have condemned themselves to great suffering here and in the next world; I assure you by the humble saintly name of St. Kateri Tekakwitha!  They should all be cowering in shame and fear of God’s judgment, but they have none; as they have been touched and given the mark of not just sin but evil!  Now these attacks upon the Catholic Church by these women and many other perpetrators are just as heinous and criminal!

Let’s consider these facts I quote from the article; “Since 1973 in America there have been over sixty-one million abortions. In the 1950s there were 72 serial killers reported and by the 1980s there were 768.”  Keep in mind now in many locales abortions are allowed full term day of delivery which is actually the murder of an innocent human being; a little human baby!!!

Now these self pronounced Banshees give themselves and each other license to be savages and destructive hateful attackers of Churches that are for the better of people throughout the world but these pagan minded heathens would rather destroy these Churches to replace all of that good with what; their “firebrand of wanton destructive hate and violence” against a group of people and their faith! These are acts of pure evil, Hate Crimes; there is no other way to classify these horrendous evil acts!

So where is this all coming from; easy answer to that question, the only place it could be coming from; and that is the Prince of this world, the master of all lies and evil, Satan!  So we all better wise up, this is crunch time; and though we can’t stop it all we can keep our hearts and minds full of God’s love and His will! Be strong in faith and belief in Him, so that we are living in accordance with His will and plan; regardless of how much wrong is going on around us!  We must believe and know in our hearts that Good will always overcome evil, and the “Light will shine bright into the darkness!”

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“If the history of the world proves anything about the future stability of a civilization, it is the fact that its success must be rooted in highly moral and disciplined family structure. Without these, peace and order soon begin to unravel. History provides many examples of what I call “Cultural Self Genocide”. This process is always the same: honored values and religious beliefs which had defined a civilization for centuries suddenly become the topic of social/cultural ridicule. Other values or beliefs are accepted with little scrutiny and even turned into a culturally fashionable campaign. A wise old Greek said thousands of years ago, “Custom is King”. Morals, norms, traditions, religious beliefs are the true foundation of a civilization, and if that template is broken, violence and chaos will soon follow.

There are many types of violence which taken as an aggregate are exponentially greater. Violent crime nearly quadrupled between 1960 and 1991. Since 1973 in America there have been over sixty-one million abortions. In the 1950s there were 72 serial killers reported and by the 1980s there were 768. The rate of suicide increased 33% between 1999 and 2017 and Human Trafficking is increasing in every state.” (William D. Howard)

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Our societies are imploding around us because of the nefarious persons ruling our planet but this violence and hate is all coming from the prince of this world, the “Master of all Lies, Satan.”  Far too many people are being puppets and minions of his evil plans; and I tell you these women are active participants in that evil Agenda!

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God bless.

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

A now wonderful Catholic Saint and former earthly servant of Jesus Christ.

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The Left just ramped up their war on the Catholic Church with an unbelievable attack

The Left’s insane ideas can only truly take hold in a Godless society.

True believers in the Word of God standing together is the best way to stop that from happening.

So it isn’t surprising that the Left has waged all-out war on churches, targeting Catholic Churches in particular.

In Canada, that war has moved from being one of words, to one of all-out physical attacks.

For the past few weeks, Catholic churches across Canada have been set ablaze.

The string of arson cases began following the discovery of unmarked graves at now-closed indigenous residential schools once run by the Church.

As the fires continue to rage on, high-profile left-wing figures have been fanning the flames.

Harsha Walia, executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, openly called for violence against Catholic parishes, tweeting “Burn it all down” during the height of the arson spree.

After she faced backlash, a high-profile Canadian lawyer went to bat for her, along with defending anybody charged with arson.

Naomi Sayers, an Indigenous lawyer licensed to practice law in Alberta and Ontario, tweeted:

“It’s sad what’s happening to [Harsha Walia]. But let me be clear, I would help her burn it all down. And that would light our way forward. And also, I would help defend anyone charged with arson if they actually did burn things.”

While these statements should horrify Catholics everywhere, they are from people with no direct government power.

The most horrifying development out of Canada is that government officials are now pushing anti-Catholic bigotry.

Kenny Bell, the mayor of Iqaluit, the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, is pushing for the Catholic Church to be taxed.

Mayor Bell threatened to remove the church’s exemption from paying municipal property taxes, claiming they don’t deserve the exemption.

“We’re not retaliating against them; they literally killed thousands of children,” he said during an interview with Nunatsiaq News.

“Tax exemptions, as a whole, are supposed to be for groups that do the community good. It’s very clear that the Catholic Church hasn’t done the community any good,” he continued.

At a time where the Catholic Church is facing serious attacks across Canada, officials like Mayor Kenny Bell are only fanning the flames.

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VIDEO DeSantis Tells Christian Group: ‘Stand for What’s Right, Put on the Full Armor of God’

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Michael Foust?|?ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor?| Thursday, July 15, 2021 Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis on Wednesday encouraged a group of Christian attorneys attending a conference to “stand firm for what’s right” and “put on the full armor of God” as they defend religious liberty. DeSantis made the remarks in Florida at the?Alliance Defending Freedom’s…

The following are my thoughts and words as well as action in my commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ which I wrote over the last dozen hours in articles pointing out similar or even the same exact matter as this one!

This past week Biden who since last year could not speak without mumbling or losing his train of thought; but while he was at a press conference speaking fluidly with not one glitch I knew why, because I’m sure he is being spoken through, now that we are in End Time; by demonic forces! They absolutely do the work of Satan on earth and if anyone can’t see this then I feel sorry for you because you are either deluded, mentally incompetent or one of the cohort minions marching to hell with them! I say some very bold and honest to goodness from my heart things, not fearing anyone or any earthly consequences; because I know for a fact from my own life experience and certain events that were thrust upon me, that this is the Time to take a Stand if there ever was one!

“By their fruits ye shall know them”

Here in the US General Miley of the Joint Chiefs of Staff just referred to Trump as Hitler; and he is a leader of the military here; but a Woke one! In the greater sense he is not Woke but he is dead to the world, humanity and God!

I only want to express what I truly know in my heart is crucial and most imperative now for anyone who cares and loves Jesus Christ; because that is who I do anything like this for; not myself or anyone’s approval other than God Almighty! Do what you will with me Lord; I’m in the ready to try my best for you, though I am a lowly sinner and fool; I’m only here because of you and for you! Amen.

Edmund Burke “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,”

“And so, the vast majority of evil done on Earth traces back to minds and wills that have been abandoned to fear and laid on the Altar of Obedience.” Hannah Arendt

God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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Michael Foust|ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor| Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ron DeSantis, DeSantis tells Christian Group to 'Stand for What's Right, Put on the Full Armor of God'


Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis on Wednesday encouraged a group of Christian attorneys attending a conference to “stand firm for what’s right” and “put on the full armor of God” as they defend religious liberty.

DeSantis made the remarks in Florida at theAlliance Defending Freedom’s Summit on Religious Libertyas he recounted his own record of defending religious freedom and conservative values. ADF, founded by Christian leaders, is a legal organization that protects “religious freedom, free speech, marriage and family, parental rights, and the sanctity of life,” according to its website.

“I appreciate what you’re doing, because I know you face blowback. I know the media smears. I know that you take on cases that are not popular with certain segments of our elite institutions. God bless you for being willing to do it,” DeSantis, a Republican, said. “… I…

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