HomeBlog PostNew Springtime! New Springtime! Louie March 20, 2015 28 Comments Don’t believe your lyin’ eyes… Follow us on: Tweet Related Posts Lost merely in translation? Bishop Fellay’s recent interview: A mixed bag Real Presence or Symbol: The “lex orandi” doesn’t lie Latest Comments Indignus famulus March 20, 2015 Dear Louie, Inspired. By the REAL Holy Spirit. Mary Regina March 20, 2015 That song is actually called springtime. It is Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1, I. E Major, Op. 8, RV 269: I. Allegro « Primavera » my2cents March 20, 2015 If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video says volumes. However, there are none so blind as those who will not see. Let us pray that the coldness and barrenness of this “Springtime” ends soon. There are many, many souls being led to the “fires of hell.” Thanks, Louie. Lynda March 20, 2015 What a beautiful garden and meadow beyond!! The “backyard” terminology is definitely misleading! Lynda March 20, 2015 In Ireland, we regard 1st February as the first day of Spring. The 20th March is the equinox so at least as regards Earth’s relative position to the sun, it is midway between midsummer and midwinter – mid Spring. salvemur March 21, 2015 The Novus Ordo has no spring, not even in its step. The Novus Ordo-Vatican II, have, probably many purposes, but they have a very specific effect – to tear to shreds the fabric of unity that is authentic Catholicism. The gargantuan religious crater left by a vibrant and resiliant Christendom – first smithereened by muslims (although all along by pagans and Talmudists), then by Protestants, and now by the Novus Ordo is begging to be filled in by false religions and false gods. And does Bergoglio Inc. and a generation of hippie bishops and priests care? [insert Cardinal Dolan’s gremlin-grin]. – The VIINO sect, like Protestantism, is a forum of private misinterpretation made public; it perversly imagines it can dismember the Holy Ghost (impossible) and place Him here and there and everywhere like some osirian scarlet pimpernel – and for what reason? to make some sort of Frankenstein’s monster, a golem of endless dialoguing about lies – and then what? – enter isis. The New Order is a sect of pseudo-popes (including the fakers post-Pius XII) at odds with the Pope, the Holy See. salvemur March 21, 2015 PS. some of the above alludes to a freemasonic myth about the gathering into one ‘whole’ of the ‘mystical body of the antichrist’. Ever mindful March 21, 2015 So many differing opinions from armchair theologians…who to believe??? “Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him.” Philippians 3:8 salvemur March 21, 2015 it’s the ‘differing opinions’ that are the clue. Christ is no promulgator of contradictions and neither are His shepherds. There may be such a thing as an armchair ‘theologian’, but an armchair Catholic is an oxymoron. The Mystical Body of Christ is no couch potato. As for the ‘mystical’ body of the antichrist, the gathering of his ‘members’ into one incarnation is not armchair work either. Knowing what the enemy is up to is important, unless one is an armchair theologian. – PS. Who to believe? Christ – and the uncontradictory Tradition and Scripture of the indefectible Church. – salvemur March 21, 2015 A priest once said that every Catholic must live eschatalogically. That means to be living in whatever state of life we find ourselves with the promise of Christ’s return as a daily possibility – imminent. This is how crucial the message of the True Gospel is. – Someone recently accused Catholics/Traditionalists of wishing others/outsiders to hell. Nothing could be less Catholic. The State of Grace is pointless if we refuse to offer penance for our own and other’s souls. Indignus famulus March 21, 2015 Dear Ever mindful, These ARE confusing times. We find it helpful to refocus often, as you indicated here with the quote from Philippians, on the central Truths of the Faith. Regarding discerning of the Holy Spirit from evil ones and of Truth from falsehood, we recently found a very clear teaching from Father John Hardon, which deals with the fundamentals every Catholic should know, and explains the meaning of three Scriptures that St. Paul, St. Peter and St. John wrote to teach us how to be more certain about these matters. We’re very impressed with it, and find it a great reference -especially in these times. It has a copy right notice, so we’ll just leave the link here: http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/discern.htm salvemur March 21, 2015 Mercy. Justice. God is Just. Never presume anything else. God is Merciful in response to penance if one is in a state of grace. ‘To thy faiithful grant…to be strengthened by their unceasing prayer…’ Alarico March 21, 2015 Thank you, Louis, IG, Salvemur: Catholics don’t have blind faith inasmuch as discerning faith, that sensus fidelium in which is always present before us that community of saints. A mere armchair academic a Catholic is not. Indignus famulus March 21, 2015 For anyone needing further proof that we’re more likely into something worse than the Biblical “time of Noah” -as opposed to a “new Springtime” of the Church, all you need do is reflect a bit on the impact the Church has had on the culture all around us in the last 50 years, and see the confusion generated in the minds of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Here’s a sample of how bizarre things are getting –when children are taught to memorize and chant the praises of Hillary Clinton because she stands for “reproductive rights” for women. Creative Minority report calls this “the creepiest video ever” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrfAnXl9smE Indignus famulus March 21, 2015 For anyone in need of a “pick-me-up” session because of all the bad news we get these days; we highly recommend this energetic young man (Gabriel Castillo) talking about how we can individually change things all around us in the Church, impacting Novus Ordo Catholics who have fallen into irreverence. Covering the Real Presence, Communion in the hand, genuflection, and even veiling of women…he also talks about the priest who inspired some of the biggest changes in him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9NWnLj-6l8&list=UUukr20DPEICYc6nRLGvf9Bg More great stuff on his website: http://truefaith.tv/ Ever mindful March 21, 2015 Thank you, Salvemur, for points well made…Life seemed simpler, when following the advice of St Augustine, to “love God, and then do as you will” Ever mindful March 21, 2015 Thank you for the above link, which provides plenty to ponder on…Will also make a mental note of increasing my pondering:expressing ratio Barbara March 21, 2015 with the caveat that ‘doing what you will’ only means doing what your vocation calls for – not doing whatever you feel like! Barbara March 21, 2015 But don’t forget He can move wills as well. That’s the part we play in God’s Providence – He will wait for our prayer, then move someone’s will – inspire them in some way towards Him (which He had planned to do all along…this is the mystery) Indignus famulus March 21, 2015 For some reason, the wrong link copied. This is the one we wanted to share: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9NWnLj-6l8 (just add the https:// at the front). Enjoy, (and sorry for the mix-up). Indignus famulus March 21, 2015 This news is likely to confuse some people: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/03/21/blood-of-st-januarius-liquifies-during-franciss-visit-to-naples/ ======== It occurred to us that it’s very appropriate that it only liquefied half-way, since the Pope is rejecting about half of the Tradition with which God has blessed His Church, along with the flock that loves it. Indignus famulus March 21, 2015 and We do have the warning from Scripture: Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Indignus famulus March 21, 2015 researching it, we found that this phenomenon (of the alleged blood of St. Januarius) has never been declared a miracle by the Church, and could result from a material that liquefies when shaken, according to : http://www.cicap.org/new/articolo.php?id=101014 salvemur March 22, 2015 Perhaps if simpler is better and better is simpler and St Augustine seemed simpler and therefore better, you should retreat to the simpler which seemed better. Though, personally, I don’t find St Augustine simple at all. salvemur March 22, 2015 Hello Everminefil, you sound like a fungi – someone who could break open a bottle of really rough Argentinian back-shed-red and have a little giggle with, say, someone like Bergoglio over all the sincere ‘sheeps’. Where do you stand on Jorge? On his head, his big toe, his advocate cover pic or his policy of throwing obfuscatory muck all over the Church? Ever mindful March 22, 2015 I think I stand with St John Vianney, trying to balance it with the exhortation to admonish the sinner, but focusing on admonishing myself as a good starting point THE TONGUE OF THE SCANDAL-MONGER Anyone who is unfortunate enough to come under the tongue of the scandalmonger is like a grain of corn under the grinding stone in a mill: he is torn, crushed, entirely destroyed. People like these will fasten onto you intentions that you never had; they will poison all your actions and your movements. If you have enough piety to wish to fulfil your religious duties, you are only a hypocrite, an angel in the church and a demon in the house. If you do any good or charitable works, they will think that this is just through pride and so that you may gain notice. If you are not worldly and not interested in worldly affairs, you are said to be odd and singular and to have no spirit. If you look after your own affairs carefully, you are nothing but a miser. Let me go further, my dear brethren, and say that the tongue of the scandalmonger is like the worm which gnaws at the good fruit — that is, the best actions that people do — and tries to turn all to bad account. The tongue of the scandalmonger is a grub which taints the most beautiful of the flowers and upon them leaves behind it the disgusting trace of is own slime. St John Vianney salvemur March 22, 2015 Evermidfull: St John Vianney stood and so stands with the True Faith. You missed out some of the best bits of St Jean’s sterling sermon: “…people everywhere are wholly wrapped up in the things of this world. And of this large number there are those who are content to have suppressed all feeling of religion, all thought of another life, who have done everything in their power to efface the terrible thought of the judgment which one day they will have to undergo. They employ all their wiles, and often their wealth, during the course of their lives to attract to their way of life as many people as they can. They no longer believe in anything. They even take a pride in making themselves out to be more impious and incredulous than they really are in order to convince others and to make them believe, not in the verities, but in the falsehoods, which they wish to take root in the hearts of those under their influence.” salvemur March 22, 2015 PS. ‘joking aside’, Dear Curé d’Ars, true priest, true Saint, intercede for so many thrown to the peripheries of faithlessness by ‘scandal-mongers’ – by false-popes and false-preists and false apologists.