30 August 2016

My Advice, for What It Is Worth

I don't know when, or even if ever, this advice will be relevant. I couldn't possibly pick the correct day to post this-- by which I mean the day the plug is pulled on the Internet. Or, if you will, the day that no watchman may sound the alarm for whatever outrage is perpetrated on us. There will at that time be no medium to console, rally, warn, urge, etc. The Mass is outlawed. The election is stolen. The faithful are to be reprogrammed or killed. Whatever it may be.

Hence, this post, obviously a bit dramatic. I don't want to lose the chance to make my stand by being too late.

Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior of the World. His Church, the Catholic Church, is the only ordinary means of salvation. We must be faithful to Him no matter what-- even if we are starved to death, arrested, tortured, killed, our children taken from us, or our reputations ruined. If we pray for grace, grace will be given to us to endure it all. Have supreme confidence in Him and He will sustain you. Let no bad news, no threat, no suffering, separate you from Him. A glorious crown awaits those who persevere.

Stay close to His Mother, and pray the Rosary. Go to confession more often than you think you need to. Go to Mass as often as possible. Make use of the sacraments while we have them, and avoid mortal sin at all costs.

That's my advice. I hope to take my own advice.

Well, that's all. Sorry for the drama. Maybe tomorrow I'll post some Bob Dylan lyrics.


Unknown said...

Thank you for this post! I have begun the practice of beginning and ending everyday with this prayer from Fr. John Hardon:

Pray twice daily.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I accept from Your hands,
whatever kind of death it may please You to send me today (tonight),
with all its pains,
penalties and sorrows,
in reparation for my sins,
for the souls in purgatory,
for those conversion of sinners,
for all those who will die today (tonight),
and for Your greater glory.


Take care and God bless,
Inocencio Rangel

thetimman said...

Thank you. I believe there is a plenary indulgence for that prayer, granted at the hor of death? Maybe someone can confirm that.

M. Prodigal said...

Today is the feast of a number of martyrs. Many from the Spanish Civil War but also from other times. There is St. Jutilla and her 3 year old son. She would not give a pinch of incense to the gods and proclaimed herself a Christian and so did her little son. They murdered the boy in front of her and she gave thanks to God that her son martyred first. She braved torture and then was beheaded. Do we have that sort of faith? We may need it!!!

Karen said...

Speaking of plenary indulgences, has anyone heard of an Apostolic pardon at the hour of death ? Is this a regular part of the Last Rites or is it something extra that you must merit by a holier than usual life based on the discretion of the priest?

newguy40 said...

Thanks. I've been having the same sense since Obama was elected the first time. I could not fathom why or how this man, with his background, could have been elected as POTUS.

The ongoing and persistent confusion and oddness coming out of the Vatican along with the coming anniversary of Fatima has me preparing mentally, spiritually, and physically for what I think may be coming -- a great chastisement.

So, yes, frequent confession and especially the holy eucharist have to be at the top of our priority list. We don't want to be like the foolish servant who neglected his duty when the master was late in returning.