Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I thank you Lord that I am not like these others.....

I thank you Lord that I'm not like those members of the Curia who feel immortal, immune or indispensable and who do not criticize themselves.  I thank you Lord that I'm not part of that sick body which has become spiritually and mentally hardened. I thank you that I don't have spiritual Alzheimer’s and that I haven't forgotten my encounter with the Lord.  I thank you that I do not on the here and now succumb to my passions, whims and manias.  I thank you that I have not become enslaved to idols built with my own hands like the rotten idolatrous Curia.

I thank you that I am not boastful and arrogant and that I do not make my vestments or title the primary objective of life.

I thank you that I don't live a double life and that I haven't succumbed to the rotten fruit of hypocrisy that is typical of mediocre and progressive spiritual emptiness that academic degrees cannot fill.

I thank you Lord that, unlike the filth around me, I haven't abandoned pastoral service while limiting myself to bureaucratic work, losing contact with reality and concrete people.

I thank you Lord that, unlike the spiritual degenerates around me, I haven't committed the terrorism of gossip; that I haven't become a cowardly piece of human refuse who, not having the courage to speak directly, talks behind people’s backs.

I thank you that I haven't given myself to careerism and opportunism like the egocentric power hungry filth which surrounds me.

I thank you that I am not indifferent to others or jealous or cunning, except when I want to fire them for expressing a different viewpoint.

I thank you that I do not have a funereal face like the gloomy and sterile personalities which surround me since theatrical severity and sterile pessimism are often symptoms of fear and insecurity.

I thank you that I am always polite, serene, enthusiastic and happy and that I transmit joy wherever I go, even while castigate others as useless hypocrites who have no worth.

I thank you Lord that I do not seek to fill an existential emptiness in my heart by accumulating material goods so that I'll have the illusion of security.

I thank you Lord that, unlike the diseased members of the Curia, I haven't become a cancer that threatens the harmony of the body and causes so much bad — scandals — especially to our younger brothers.

I thank you Lord that I do not even seek worldly profit and showing off (even while posing for media photographs or making much of the fact that I pay my own bills). I thank you Lord that I don't represent myself as being more capable than others even as I ridicule priests who came before me and who cherished reverence for the Eucharist.

I thank you Lord that, unlike the useless putrid chaff which surrounds me, I am holy and righteous and without blemish.

Amen.

Luke 18:11

14 comments:

Alex said...

It sure looks like Francis has a funeral face to me. I guess while he won't judge homosexuals, he's fine with judging men who have committed themselves to celibacy and the service of God.

Anonymous said...

Alex, you are just so correct!

Anonymous said...

Did someone notice that Bergoglio has a funeral face in just some occasion?Holy mass is first, second is when he sees some prelates like Burke, De Paolis, Cafarra...But when he meets muslim, protestants, atheists, comunists, he s got smile from ear to ear.Unbelievable.

Brandon S. said...

I've noticed that myself. And while he has high praise for atheists, homosexuals, Communists/Socialists and Protestants, he rails with fury against orthodox Catholics.

I am gravely concerned about this pope.

Anonymous said...

Did someone read this letter http://www.google.hr/url?url=http://triregnum.blogspot.com/2013/10/open-letter-to-papa-francesco-from.html&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=t-uaVNG4IcmwaffogOgF&ved=0CEIQFjAM&usg=AFQjCNHcgsmw2fQ8q9X9RzPdZciS8-ru8A or this report http://www.google.hr/url?url=http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-horror-buenos-aires-journalist.html&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=FOyaVI_cLZXlas6DgugP&ved=0CBIQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNFR4z9UHzxUXbxyHrpMPIvZAHbqAw
We have all rights to be concerned, when we watch this pontificate.I am from Europe, Croatia(sorry for my bad English)and I can tell you that pope is here absolutely adored, but be careful now, primarily from communist media, pro-homosexual organizations, and all individuals who dont like church at all.They still despise the church, but they idealize pope, and call on him(who I am to judge, mercy talk, building bridges, and staff like that) when they want to shut mouth some ortodox catholic.True catholics are very confused, some priests too.

P.S.I read this blog very often.Keep great work.God bless you.Tomislav(Thomas)

Viva Cristo Rey said...

Pray my friends, pray and love your families, Church, and neighbors with all your hearts...I don't think we have seen this kind of thing since the time of Arius.

Robert said...

What is especially offensive is that Bergoglio issued his criticisms against a largely faithful and hard-working Curia IN A PUBLIC FORUM.

The more I hear from this Jesuit, the more I think you have been right all these years Mr. Melanson's. A Masonic cabal has placed this man in power to prepare the way for Antichrist.

michael parks said...

Let's compare Catholic doctrine with biblical truth and see what is the truth .Acts 2 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.....
.Canon 30: "If any one saith, that, after the grace of Justification has been received, to every penitent sinner the guilt is remitted, and the debt of eternal punishment is blotted out in such wise, that there remains not any debt of temporal punishment to be discharged either in this world, or in the next in Purgatory, before the entrance to the kingdom of heaven can be opened (to him); let him be anathema." means damned.What the bible says "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." (Rom. 5)."And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross." (Col. 2:13-14) Catholicsm again burdensome false meriting salvation by works.Canon 24:"If any one saith, that the justice received is not preserved and also Increased before God through good works; but that the said works are merely the fruits and signs of Justification obtained, but not a cause of the increase thereof; let him be anathema."What the bible says Hebrews 10 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who have been set apart and have been sanctified."O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Only by faith not of the works of flesh folks .Take the test and see how good person you are not .http://www.wayofthemaster.com/goodperson.shtml

Paul Anthony Melanson said...


Yes, let's compare Catholic teaching with the Bible (which the Catholic Church gave us - she determined which books were part of the Canon, or the body, of Sacred Scripture.

Paul Whitcomb:


"The main body of Christians have always believed in the existence of a place between Heaven and Hell where souls go to be punished for lesser sins and to repay the debt of temporal punishment for sins which have been forgiven. Even after Moses was forgiven by God, he was still punished for his sin. (2 Kg. or 2 Sam. 12:13-14). The primitive Church Fathers regarded the doctrine of Purgatory as one of the basic tenets of the Christian faith. St. Augustine, one of the greatest doctors of the Church, said the doctrine of Purgatory "has been received from the Fathers and it is observed by the Universal Church." True, the word "purgatory" does not appear in the Bible, but a place where lesser sins are purged away and the soul is saved "yet so as by fire, "is mentioned. (1 Cor. 3:15). Also, the Bible distinguishes between those who enter Heaven straightaway, calling them "the church of the firstborn"(Heb. 12:23), and those who enter after having undergone a purgation, calling them "the spirits of the just made perfect." (Heb. 12:23). Christ Himself stated: "Amen I say to thee, thou shall not go out from thence till thou repay the last farthing." (Matt. 5:26). And: "Every idle word that men shall speak, thou shall not go out from thence till thou repay the last farthing." (Matt 5:26). And: "Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment." (Matt. 12:36). These are obviously references to Purgatory. Further, the Second Book of Maccabees (which was dropped from the Scriptures by the Protestant reformers) says: "It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins." (2 Mach. 12:46). Ancient Christian tomb inscriptions from the second and third centuries frequently contain and appeal for prayers for the dead. In fact, the custom of praying for the dead, which is meaningless if there is no Purgatory, was universal among Christians for the fifteen centuries preceding the Protestant Reformation.

Furthermore, ordinary justice calls for a place of purgation between Heaven and Hell. Take our own courts of justice, for example. For major crimes a person is executed or sentenced to life imprisonment (Hell); for minor crimes a person is sentenced to temporary imprisonment for punishment and rehabilitation (Purgatory); for no crime at all a person is rewarded with the blessing for free citizenship (Heaven). If a thief steals some money, then regrets his deed and asks the victim for forgiveness, it is quite just for the victim to forgive him yet still insist on restitution. God, who is infinitely just, insists on holy restitution. This is made either in this life, by doing penance (Matt. 3:2; Luke 3:8, 13:3; Apoc. 3:2-3, 19), or in Purgatory."

Allan Wafkowski said...

Francis has had unabashed praise for every stripe of heretic and schismatic, but only scorn for orthodox Catholics--and even for the sacred traditions handed down from Christ himself. It is difficult for me to see this as anything but demonic.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

By the way, while the actual word "purgatory" is not found in the Bible, neither does the word "bible." The word "ascension" is not found in the Bible, yet we believe Christ ascended to His Father. Likewise, the word "Trinity" does not appear in the Bible but we Christians believe God is three Persons.

Getting the idea?

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

For Michael Parks:

http://www.ewtn.com/library/ANSWERS/CHUANSWR.HTM

Anonymous said...

If you have access to Saint Faustina's Diary, read entry #823 and #824. It references the day of her greatest suffering, which happens to be 12-17-36, Bergolios Birthday!

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

I do. And those messages concern Saint Faustina's experience of Gethsemane. Gethsemane, where Our Lord experienced great anguish and shed tears of blood.

There are no coincidences in the spiritual life. I believe the secret which Saint Faustina indicates she alone knows is the identity if the False Prophet, preparing the way for the Antichrist who will bring the Church to Calvary, following in the footsteps of her Master (CCC, 675).

This could be why St. Faustina is made aware of this secret on Bergogluo's birthday.

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