"SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS
CRUCIFIED, DEAD, AND BURIED"
[THE ROMAN CATECHISM, Article IV] The Passion
THE PEOPLE AT THE CROSS, AND THE PEOPLE OF TODAY
De Facto Destruction of the Traditional Catholic Faith
New and revised edition of Robert Banaugh's dissertation
THE CHRISTIAN’S LAST END = Volume 5
Sermon by Fr. Francis Hunolt
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
THE UNHAPPY DEATH OF THE WICKED
Introit of the Mass (20th Sunday after Pentecost) is an humble prayer, by
which we acknowledge that we are punished for our disobedience: All that thou hast done to us,
O Lord, thou hast done in true judgment: because we have sinned against thee, and have not obeyed thy commandments:
but give glory to thy name, and deal with us
according to the multitude of thy mercy. (Dan. III. 28.) Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who walk in the
law of the Lord. (Ps. CXVIII.). Glory, &c
That the Church founded by Jesus Christ on the Rock of Peter and has commissioned
His Apostles to carry out His mission which He entrusted to His Vicar on Earth, the Holy Pontiff, which was
mainly for the salvation of souls and no other purpose, we can only make the simple comparison and see that His
Holy Church is not what is presently claimed to be that Church.
Dear Mr. Karl Keating:
|To assert that the conciliar Reform is not from the Holy Spirit, one only has to
observe that, since 1965, two religions have been fighting it out in the very heart of the Church:
that of Man who makes himself god against that of God who became man. You will know them by their fruits. --Abbé de Nantes
Reverend Fr. Basil Wrighton wrote:
Whatever the new “ecumenism” may say or mean, the plain fact remains that there
is fundamental antithesis between “Catholic” and “Protestant.” One has only to reflect on the history of these
two religions to
see how they contradict and exclude one another.
While the one claims to expound a divine revelation with divinely conferred authority
and to administer supernatural sacraments as a means of divine grace, the other professes only to comment on the
Scriptures by the light of human reason, and fights shy of anything supernatural or miraculous. While the one upholds
the great Christian mysteries of the Holy Trinity, the Incarnation, the redemption and the Real Presence of Christ
in the Holy Eucharist, the other has
become very doubtful about these mysteries and inclined to reject some or all of them as outdated superstitions.
The same holds good concerning angels and devils, hell, purgatory and heaven: these are very real for Catholics,
very unreal for Protestants, at any rate for the contemporary type.
Please read on: http://www.alcazar.net/roman_protestants.html
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Who then is truly the New Israel?
THE LESSON ON THE PARABLE IN TODAY'S GOSPEL:
In this parable the king is our Heavenly Father
who has espoused His only-begotten Son to the Church, and on this occasion prepares the most sumptuous marriage-feast
by giving the
evangelical doctrine, the holy Sacraments, and the heavenly joys. The servants sent to invite the guests are the
prophets, apostles and disciples of Christ. Those invited are the Jews
who despised the honor and grace of the divine King, destined for them, abused and killed His servants, and were,
therefore, cast aside and with their city Jerusalem, destroyed by
the armies of their enemies, as a just punishment; in their stead the heathens and all those nations were called,
who were on the broad road to destruction, and who now occupy the
places of the unfortunate Jews at the marriage feast of the Church, and shall also occupy them in heaven. In the
Jews to whom Christ addressed this parable, is verified that many of
them, nay, all are called, but few chosen, because they would not heed the invitation.
APPLICATION. We have the honor not only to
be invited to this marriage-feast, but are in reality guests at it, because we are members of the Church of Christ
by faith. "But the
Christian," says St.Gregory, "who is a member of the Church by faith, but has not charity, is like to
a man who comes to the marriage-feast without the wedding garment." With this
garment which is charity, Christ was vested, when He came to celebrate the nuptials with His spouse, the Church,
and by the bond of charity the Son of God also unites Himself with
His elect. He clearly lets us know that charity is the wedding garment which should vest us. Those, therefore,
who believe and are in the communion of the Church, but who do not
preserve the grace of charity, are indeed in the wedding-chamber, but they are not adorned with the wedding garment.
They are dead members of the Church, and shall not be admitted
without this garment into the celestial marriage-feast in the triumphant Church, but rather be cast like that unfortunate
guest into exterior darkness. This guest was silent, when asked by
the king, why he had not the wedding garment.
By this we see, that no one can excuse himself
to God for not having charity, because every one can have it, if he asks it from God, and, as St. Augustine says,
our heart is the workshop
of charity, and everyone who has a heart can practice it.
Introduction to the Devout Life
St. Francis de Sales
What True Devotion Is
The Nature and Excellence of Devotion
Devotion is Suitable to Every Vocation and Profession
The Need of a Guide for Those Who Would Enter Upon and Advance in the Devout Life
The First Step Must Be Purifying the Soul
The First Purification, Namely, From Mortal Sin
The Second Purification, From All Sinful Affections