Story of A New Manifesto
Read it here (I will not be signing it just yet)
Who is this Cardinal? Where does he stand on current populist lunacy?
The bible tells us all we need to know about all we need to know and in all I’ve discovered by opening it, I never spotted this.
I remember first reading the tale of the Levite when in my teens and it just seemed anther one of those weirdly meaningless and unfathomable biblical tales. It was only in recent times that I discovered the live nature of the bible so I never suspected what is revealed here in this insightful talk by Barbra Roberts of Australia.
The Levite and the concubine, a true masterclass in deceit.
Still necessary and urgent. Make the effort.
To achieve true spiritual gains in all that besets you, pray this novena every day. Once you’ve completed the nine days, begin again; repeat continuously. It’s the rosary that gives unceasingly. Pray it every day, it will amaze you.
The link below is to an App by a Bill Kimes that I have found most effective for my needs. There are several versions of the novena and they differ in the daily meditations put for each day. All are beneficial, my personal preference is for this version as I find I am drawn deeply by the meditations more so than by other versions; so far.
Concerning Sin (and the reality of purgatory)
The diary entries quoted in the link are from the;
St. Maximilian Kolbe is known to many, and there are even more who know nothing at all about him. He loved totally Mary, the blessed Mother of God; and us.
This clip from EWTN tells it true.
Listen (Starts about four minutes in)
God did destroy Sodom and Gomorrah just as His bible tells us.
By that, God let us know that the homosexual act is the act of the deviant and is truly anathema.
A simple fact; now confirmed.
In today’s world, many people prefer to state otherwise; because they can . . .
In my local church, this version of psalm 50(51) is used. I have no idea whose translation it is. I only know that I’ve never seen this wording in any bible; so far. I’m not complaining, it’s easier to pray this version than any other I’ve come across. And typical of the psalms, it gets to the point quickly.
Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness;
In Your compassion blot out my offence.
O wash me more and more from my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin.
My offences truly I know them;
my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned
what is evil in Your sight I have done;
That You may be justified when You give sentence and
be without reproach when You judge
O see, in guilt I was born,
a sinner was I conceived.
Indeed You love truth in the heart;
then in the secret of my heart teach me wisdom.
O purify me, then I shall be clean;
O wash me, I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear rejoicing and gladness;
That the bones You have crushed may revive.
From my sins turn away Your face
and blot out all my guilt.
A pure heart create for me, O God,
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from Your presence
nor deprive me of Your Holy Spirit.
Give me again the joy of Your help;
with a spirit of fervour sustain me,
That I may teach transgressors your ways
and sinners may return to you.
O rescue me, God, my helper,
and my tongue shall ring out Your goodness.
O Lord open my lips,
and my mouth shall declare Your praise.
For in sacrifice You take no delight,
burnt offerings from me You would refuse;
My sacrifice, a contrite spirit;
a humbled, contrite heart You will not spurn.
In Your goodness show favour to Zion;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Then you will be pleased with lawful sacrifice,
holocausts offered on Your altar.
One Miracle, two ‘bishops’, obedience; a blatant sacrilege.