Sunday, June 28, 2020

Falling headlong into the destruction they have voluntarily chosen



In his Encyclical Letter Annum Sacrum, No. 10, Pope Leo XIII warned that, "In these latter times especially, a policy has been followed which has resulted in a sort of wall being raised between the Church and civil society. In the constitution and administration of States the authority of sacred and divine law is utterly disregarded, with a view to the exclusion of religion from having any constant part in public life. This policy almost tends to the removal of the Christian faith from our midst, and, if that were possible, of the banishment of God Himself from the earth. When men's minds are raised to such a height of insolent pride, what wonder is it that the greater part of the human race should have fallen into such disquiet of mind and be buffeted by waves so rough that no one is suffered to be free from anxiety and peril? When religion is once discarded it follows of necessity that the surest foundations of the public welfare must give way, whilst God, to inflict on His enemies the punishment they so richly deserve, has left them the prey of their own evil desires, so that they give themselves up to their passions and finally wear themselves out by excess of liberty."

This punishment, this chastisement, is in evidence everywhere in our latter times.  We have forgotten that when moral liberty is detached from Natural and Divine Law, it degenerates into license. Pope Leo XIII reminds us in his Encyclical Letter Libertas Humana that, "Liberty, the highest of natural endowments, being the portion only of intellectual or rational natures, confers on man this dignity - that he is 'in the hand of his counsel' and has power over his actions. Yet he is free also to turn aside to all other things; and, in pursuing the empty semblance of good, to disturb rightful order and to fall headlong into the destruction which he has voluntarily chosen...



Pope Leo XIII reminds us that how our dignity is exercised, "is of the greatest moment, inasmuch as on the use that is made of liberty the highest good and the greatest evil alike depend. Man, indeed, is free to obey his reason, to seek moral good, and to strive unswervingly after his last end.

Therefore, the nature of human liberty, however it be considered, whether in individuals or in society, whether in those who command or in those who obey, supposes the necessity of obedience to some supreme and eternal law, which is no other than the authority of God, commanding good and forbidding evil. And, so far from this most just authority of God over men diminishing, or even destroying their liberty, it protects and perfects it, for the real perfection of all creatures is found in the prosecution and attainment of their respective ends, but the supreme end to which human liberty must aspire is God."

Americans who have succumbed to license, to their own base desires, have fashioned a Chastisement with their own hands.  That Chastisement is a dictatorship of relativism which Pope Benedict XVI warned of.  We are witnessing its fruits.

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  1. Speaking of Pope Leo XIII His Vision....

    Pope Leo XIII had a remarkable vision. When the aged Pontiff had finished celebrating Mass in his private Vatican Chapel, attended by a few Cardinals and members of the Vatican staff, he suddenly stopped at the foot of the altar. He stood there for about 10 minutes, as if in a trance, his face ashen white. Then, going immediately from the Chapel to his office, he composed the above prayer to St. Michael, with instructions it be said after all Low Masses everywhere.

    When asked what had happened, he explained that, as he was about to leave the foot of the altar, he suddenly heard voices - two voices, one kind and gentle, the other guttural and harsh. They seemed to come from near the tabernacle. As he listened, he heard the following conversation:

    The guttural voice, the voice of Satan in his pride, boasted to Our Lord: "I can destroy your Church."

    The gentle voice of Our Lord: "You can? Then go ahead and do so."

    Satan: "To do so, I need more time and more power."

    Our Lord: "How much time? How much power?

    Satan: "75 to 100 years, and a greater power over those who will give themselves over to my service."

    Our Lord: "You have the time, you will have the power. Do with them what you will."

    In 1886, Pope Leo XIII decreed that this prayer to St. Michael be said at the end of "low" Mass (not "high", or sung Masses) throughout the universal Church, along with the Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen); and the practice of the congregation praying these prayers at the end of Mass continued until about 1970, with the introduction of the new rite of the Mass.

    This vision is true, we are witnessing it now, the removal of the Saint Michael Prayer from Vatican II low masses, the Supreme Court various judges allowing satan to control their souls in their decisions to ban prayer from public schools to their current decision to affirm sodomy (homosexuality) redefine sex to include transgenderism. We now defend chaos social rioting. Holy images of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ being defaced and vandalized. Priests in fear of placing the LITERAL Body of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ on the tongue for fear this action will transmit the coronavirus. Are these people so stupid because of their lack of faith to think Jesus Master of all miracles and healing would transmit an affliction? (even the elect will be fooled)

    In the actions of this day of Our Lord...we are seeing how well Isaiah 5.20 prophesied Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

    Eradication of Churches, closing of churches in some cases banning of The Holy Eucharist, the arrest of righteous people called "good" and communism, socialism, rioting suspending freedoms, religious liberty all called "evil
    Catholics need to speak up BODLY like John The Baptist did against the Pharisees, Sadducees and Herod Antipas and his adultery. We must pray the Holy Rosary and DEMAND the catholic hierarchy PROPERLY consecrate Russia Our Dear Beautiful Beloved Ever Virgin Holy Immaculate Mother Of God Mary!
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