Well, there is no good way to convey this.
The terrible news is here.
Vennari is (with Ferrara, Matt and Verrecchio), one of my Four Musketeers. One had a selfish hope he would stay with us for many years more.
It was a selfish hope. It appears the Lord has sent the message, that He wants Vennari with him at some point in the, alas, not too distant future.
Sad as the news is, one tries to see it from a broader perspective. A life of such beauty that goes now slowly towards its end should fill our hearts with consolation, not sadness. We will all be called one day, and I wish so ardently I could, if it came for me today, take the call with the serenity Mr Vennari shows in his post, and with the same quiet assurance of a life well spent.
God calls the…
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The following article on dissident Gregory Baum was published in Lifesitenews: Catholics should prepare for death and the Day of Judgment through repentance and the grace of sacramental Confession … Mons. Vincent Foy is over 100 years old and still producing the ‘good and true’ for us. Ad Multos Annos Mons!Thx
From: The Book of Destiny by Reverend Herman Bernard F. Leonard Kramer
“The genuineness of the authorship of the Apocalypse is solidly established from both the internal and external evidence.
St. Clement of Rome seems to quote it (Ad. Cor. 34), St. Justin quotes it (Dial 81) and, according to Eusebius, attributes it to St. John (Eus. Hist. Eccl. XVIII. 8). Irenaeus writes a commentary on it and ascribes the book to St. John, the Apostle (Adv. Haer. V. 25-30) Hippolytus writes a large treatise on Antichrist explaining the apocalyptic description about him. Theophilus, Cyprian, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandra, Origin and Victoriin all attribute the book to St. John, the Apostle.
The apocalypse was in the Itala and in the Sahidic and Bohairic versions of the Bible. It is also enumerated as Scripture in the Muratorian Fragment.
The internal evidence is so decisive especially when combined with the external historical testimony, that no doubt can remain about the authorship.
The contents clearly deliniate the character of St. John, the beloved disciple. Some of the so called super-critics have tried to overthrow the internal evidence by making a distinction between the Apostle John, the beloved disciplle, and, even another John, called the Presbyter.
For the deeper and more thorough student of the gospel and epistles of St. John and of the Apocalypse, the same mind and character is prominent in all these documents. Hence, those critics, realizing the strength of the evidence, have tried to ascribe even the gospel to some one else … not the Apostle. In the Apocalypse John mentions his name as the author and as a servant of Christ. He writes in the name of Christ … with apostolic authority … to the seven Churches and to all the world.
The Apocalypse simply states that it is ‘John’ who wrote the book. That simple mentioning of his name clinches the argument of his authorship.
The name ‘John’ was a sufficient guarantee of the writer’s authority to gain a respectful hearing or reception of the book.
He received the revelation on the Island of Patmos.
Irregularities of grammar in the composition of the Apocalypse are no proof that the author is not the same one who wrote the gospel.
It may have been written by one or more secretaries under St. John’s dictation. Or, St. John may, in his last years, have lost some hold on the Greek language or he may not have taken the time to correct the Greek of his original notes.”
Father Herman Bernard F. Leonard Kramer was born in Petersburg, Iowa, March 24, 1884. At the age of twenty two, he entered St. Lawrence College (now Seminary) at Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. He served in the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa for forty years, including a two-year term as Chancellor and thirty seven years as a Pastor.
He became interested in the Apocalypse after reading it as a student in the seminary. It later became a life time study. His world famous book, The Book of Destiny, took 30 years to complete and is the result of these years of study.
Doctor Emanuel Tanay 1928-2014
American physician; Forensic Psychiatrist; Jewish Holocaust Survivor
“Very few people were true Nazis. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the allies destroyed my factories.
We are told again and again that Islam is a religion of peace. Although this may be true it is irrelevant … meaningless fluff to make us feel better, to diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage only one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.
The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people.
The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandan people were peace loving?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up. Like my family and friends in Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraquis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.
In the U.K., the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of ‘no’go” zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there … because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.
The peace-loving Muslims are silent.
As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Let us hop that thousands world-wide read this, think about it, and send it on before it’s too late, and we are silenced because we were silent.”
Most Rev. David Laurin Ricken, D.D., J.C.L By the Grace of God and the Authority of the Apostolic See Bishop of Green Bay
Decree on the Authenticity of the Apparitions of 1859 At the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Diocese of Green Bay
“For over one hundred fifty-one years, a continuous flow of the faithful has come to Champion, Wisconsin to pray, to seek solace and comfort in times of trouble and to petition Our Lord Jesus Christ through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Good Help.
Incessant prayer has gone up in this place based upon the word of a young Belgian immigrant woman, Adele Brise, who in October 1859 said that the Blessed Mother, a Lady clothed in dazzling white, had appeared to her on this site.
The Lady was elevated slightly in a bright light and gave words of solace and comfort and a bold and challenging mission for the young immigrant woman. The Lady gave her a two-fold mission of prayer for the conversion of sinners and of catachesis.
‘I am the Queen of Heaven who prays for the conversion of sinners, and I wish you to do the same. You received Holy Communion this morning and that is well. But you must do more. Make a general confession and offer Communion for the conversion of sinners.
Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation. Teach them their Catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the Cross, and, how to approach the Sacraments. That is what I wish you to do. Go and fear nothing, I will help you.’
Adele Brise began immediately to fulfill the mandate and mission entrusted to her by the Lady and often times, at great personal sacrifice, went to the homes of the children to instruct them in the largely unsettled and forested area in Wisconsin. Adele was ever obedient to the authorities of the Church and steadfast in the mission entrusted to her by Our Lady, no matter what difficulty she encountered.
The mission given her became such a commitment that she set up a Catholic school of instruction for children and even began a community of Third Order Franciscan women, who assisted her in her obedience to the mandate of Our Lady to pray for the conversion of sinners and to instruct the children.
A long tradition of oral and some documented sources recounting answered prayers at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help include conversions and many physical healings attributed to Our Blessed Mother’s intercession. Many physical healings are memorialized by the multitude of crutches and other mementos of thanksgiving for answered prayers left at the Shrine. Prayers for physical healing are answered even to this day through the intercession of Our Lady of Good Help. Though none of these favors have been officially declared a miracle by the Church, they are clear evidence of spiritual fruitfulness in the history of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Shrine.
Graces have been poured out through the sacraments celebrated in this place especially through the celebration of the Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, as well as through the recitation of public devotions and private prayers.
Our Lady has lessened or relieved the burdens of the People of God, whether about financial, familial, relationship, or, employment matters … or even through diminishing inclement and tempestuous weather.
This holy place was preserved from the infamous Peshtigo fire of 1871, when many of the faithful gathered here with Adele and prayed through the intercession of Our Lady of Good Help, with the result that the fire that devastated everything in its wake in this entire area stopped when it reached the parameters of the Shrine.”
The Peshtigo Fire
The Peshtigo Fire occurred on the same day as the great Chicago
fire. It is not as well know only due to lack of communications
of the times. It was the largest and deadliest fire in Americas
It burned from southwest to northeast up both sides
of the Bay. It was a wildfire of immense proportions with
hurricane winds and temperatures of 2000 degrees. Some
historians say there were ‘tornadoes of fire.’ Farm Houses are
reported to have blown up. The smoke, the fire, the poisoned
air and the flying debris destroyed 1000 acres and killed 2,500
people. A dozen communities were incinerated.
The Chapel of Our Lady of Good Help was spared. As the fire bore
down upon them, the Sisters were praying the Rosary. Many families
had fled to the shrine which was encircled by a wooden fence. They
walked around the little chapel carrying a statue of Mary on high.
They prayed through the night, and, as the flames approached them,
dropping hot cinders and sparks in its advancing path, carried by
the driving winds, everything stopped. Right at the fence.
In the morning, they found farm animals inside the fence. Pieces
of the charred fence can be seen today at Our Lady of Good Help
Shrine museum in Champion. Editor
“There is clear testimony to the upright character of Adele Brise, her devotion to Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, and her unwavering commitment to the mission Mary entrusted to her. Moreover, the uninterrupted history of faith and devotion testifies to the spiritual fruits bestowed upon the pilgrims to the Shrine.
Three Marian experts have studied the history of this alleged apparition and all of the extant documents, letters, and written testimonies in order to determine whether or not there are inherent contradictions or objections to the veracity of the testimony given by Adele Brise with regard to the events of 1959 and to establish whether or not there is enough evidence to suggest that the events which happened to Adele Brise may be of a supernatural origin.
The accounts of the apparitions and locutions are judged to be free from doctrinal error and consistent with the Catholic faith.
There is nothing in the person and character of Adele Brise that would question the veracity of the substance of her account. In fact, her personal character is a major factor in favor of the recognition of the apparition.
Objections concerning whether there was enough evidence to support a judgment in favor of the supernatural character of the events were thoroughly investigated and answered by the experts. The documents from the early history of the Shrine are not abundant, due primarily to the fact that Green Bay at the time of the apparition was frontier country. One of the experts affirmed that any lack of information does “not invalidate the overall impression of coherence between event and consequences, personality of the seer and commitment to the mission received, the comparability between this even and similar recognized apparitions and challenges of the historical context and responses given.”
These simple apparitions and locutions given to Adele Brise became such a compelling theological and religious mission for her. The effects of these endeavors by her and many others have lasted these many years with such major spiritual benefit to so any people
Many of the local clergy and clergy from other Dioceses and Religious Institutes have come here on pilgrimage with their people, also with spiritual benefit.
All of my esteemed predecessor Bishops of the Diocese of Green Bay for the past one hundred and fifty one years have been present for special Masses in Honor of Our Lady of Good Help, and some of them have even been present for special Mass in honor of Our Lady of Good Help, and some of them have even actively promoted the Shrine.
It remains to me now, the Twelfth Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay and the lowliest of the servants of Mary, to declare with moral certainty and in accord with the norms of the Church:
THAT THE EVENTS, APPARITIONS AND LOCUTIONS GIVEN TO ADELE BRISE IN OCTOBER OF 1859 DO EXHIBIT THE SUBSTANCE OF SUPERNATURAL CHARACTER, AND I DO HEREBY APPROVE THESE APPARITIONS AS WORTHY OF BELIEF (ALTHOUGH NOT OBLIGATORY) BY THE CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL.
I encourage the faithful to frequent this holy place as a place of solace and answered prayer.
Give at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion, Wisconsin, the eighth day of December in the year of Our Lord two thousand and ten, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
+David L. Ricken (signed)
His Excellency, Most Reverend David L. Ricken, D.D., J.C.L
Twelfth Bishop of Green Bay
John F. Doerfler
A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ABRAHAM LINCOLN
“I do, by this my proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer”
Whereas,the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, by a resolution, requested by the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.
And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentence will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only … are blessed … whose God is the Lord.
And inasmuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations, like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People?
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown.
But we have forgotten God.
We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
We have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate. I do, by this my proclamation designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer.
And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite at their several places of worship and their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.
All this being done, in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in hope, authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty seventh.”
By the President Abraham Lincoln
Many have suspected this to be the case!! Thank you for your posting of all the details. Prayers for our Church are desperately needed …
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From the Book of Destiny
Rev. Herman Bernard Kramer
“In the vision of the Seer now appears a second beast rising out of the earth, having two horns like a lamb but speaking like a dragon. This beast is the prophet of Antichrist. In other places he is called the “False Prophet”. Antichrist will have a forerunner or prophet, who will prepare the way for him. It will undoubtedly be someone who has done great work of evil in the world so as to be especially fitted for the position.
Many may have developed so evil a character as to be fit for such a job, but this one may be at the head of a strong world power. Satan will not know long beforehand the time of these events, as he will not know when he shall be cast out of the Church. So choosing the False Prophet will be the work of Antichrist himself after he has made his own pact with Satan.
This prophet may re-establish the pagan Roman Empire and build the “Great Harlot” Babylon. He comes out of the earth, which is the term for the Gentile nations from which he springs.
He is briefly described. He has two horns; Antichrist has ten. these two horns might stand for two kings subject to him. if the phrase “like a lamb” were not added. That gives the horns a different significance. He may have two world powers subject to himself, but the added phrase seems to intimate that he is an apostate bishop or cardinal, or he resembles one.
The Church, after having fled from Rome after the murder of the Pope (?who) leaves the Papal chair vacant.
This false prophet possibly at the behest of Antichrist usurps the papal supremacy and proposes himself as emperor of Rome. His assumed spiritual authority and supremacy over the Church would make him resemble the Bishop of Rome and his temporal regency over the re-established empire would make him emperor of Rome. He would be Pontifex Maximus, a title of pagan Roman emperors, having supreme spiritual and temporal authority. Assuming authority without possessing it makes him the False Prophet. Does this allude to what our Lord said?
Though he poses as a lamb, a Christian, his doctrines betray him, for he preaches the doctrines of the dragon. His principles and dogmas to be accepted, his moral and civil law, will be of diabolical inspiration.
It may be Communism or plain idolatrous paganism; it will comprise emperor worship and devil worship coupled with persecution of the true believers. They will know him at once as an imposter and will not be misled.
He will be in league with the antichristian world powers and adopt their principles of government and civil law. As spiritual head of the empire, he may declare it treason against the state to accept Christianity or the moral law of God. He will evidently do in his own empire what Antichrist will do in his, who as Daniel writes, “shall think himsellf able to change times and laws.” “
In 1946, thirty four year old Susan B. Anthony II, grand niece and namesake of the nineteenth suffragette and feminist stated: “Just as the white race likes to raise its own prestige by detracting from and minimizing the abilities of the Negro race, so men in general like to build up their superiority by minimizing all women.”
Is this a ‘divisive’ statement, or, is it not? Consider it as the driving sentiment which has filtered down through racial pride and loving Motherhood like a stake in the heart of each!
What did Joe McCarthy, the anti Communist American Senator who spoke out freely against Communism infiltration in our government, the consciencious researcher and namer of names, have to do with slowing down the red radical feminist movement, and that of Communism … its’ link? A lot !!
To link Senator Joseph McCarthy with the radical Womens’ Movement, it is necessary to hear a little bit of ‘wisdom’ from the Communist Manifesto about women and the family:
“The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed corelation of parent and child, becomes ALL THE MORE disgusting, the more by the action of Modern Industry, all family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labor…..Bourgeois marriage is in reality a system of WIVES IN COMMON.”
‘Bourgeois clap trap’ is what the Communists Marx and Engels think of the family, an institution which is under assault from both Church and State. There is an Unholy War afoot.
Families are the initial cell of humanity. Warmth and caring can be found here as in no place else on earth … IF the civilizing effect of religion is present!
Who doesn’t love a good Mother? Who? Communism regards religion as “the opium of the people” They will change Mothers into slaves by replacing the ‘good’ with the ‘red’ … perhaps a public or a private prostitute. Yes. Read on.
Do you detect a whiff of poison injected into the veins of the idea of the Christian family as yet, of which the Mother is the North Star?
Here is a glimpse into your future young women who march today and burn our American flag. The Communist Manifesto states they would like to see “the abolition of the COMMUNITY OF WOMEN which (in their estimation) springs from the institution of the family and a new system, i.e.: PROSTITUTION BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.”
And here is how Senator Joseph R. McCarthy succeeded in halting the spread of this unholy spiritual poison of an idea from taking hold:
From the book: Red Feminism by Kate Weigand
“The story of Susan B. Anthony II and her comrades is a central episode in the history of the U.S. women’s movement and gender relations in the second half of the twentieth century. Why then has this story been overlooked? (written in 1965) How have feminists and the general public come to believe that the critique of male chauvinism in personal and family relations emerged for the first time in the mid 60s from obscurity?
The powerful legacy of anticommunism in the United States is largely responsible for their obscurity. By the time progressive women brought an awareness of gender issues to the Party’s agenda, the anti-Communism wrought by Joseph Mccarthy had already begun to devastate the Old Left by identifying progressive groups and their constituents as agents of the Soviet Union. In short term McCarthyism convinced many people that the Left was a large and influential force in American life and that Communists and Communism posed a dangerous threat to the United States.
In the long term it forced countless progressive activists to retreat from organized activity and to deny or conceal their political pasts. By the time the New Left appeared on the scene the Old Left looked small, ineffective, and insignificant.
McCarthyism has continued over the last forty years to shape Americans’ thinking about the role Communists and Communism have played in the United States.”
What a pity that the man, Joe McCarthy, suffering the persecution of his own, could not have read of the success he did have! He went to an early grave within weeks of the happiness of which he and his wife experienced as they adopted a beautiful little girl. He died in Bethesda Naval Hospital of “hepatitis” within five days of his admission to the hospital. The mortality rate for hepatis is very low.
McCarthy’s death occurred shortly after that of James Vincent Forrestal, Secretary of the Defense, who had supplied him with information. Forrestal was diagnosed a suicide, having been found on the ground below his 16th story window at Bethesda with his bathrobe belt TIED around his neck.
May God help us all ! Our Lady of Fatima pray for us !!