Thoughts for the Fifth Day of Christmas: St John Henry Newman and the Lesson of Joy

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(continued from yesterday’s post: Thoughts for the Fourth Day of Christmas)

The second lesson is that of joy, as Newman relates.

“Fear not,” said the Angel, “for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” And then, when he had finished his announcement, suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.”

Such were the words which the blessed Spirits who minister to Christ and His Saints, spoke on that gracious night to the shepherds,to rouse them out of their cold and famished mood into great joy;to teach them that they were objects of God’s love as much…

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“The Mighty Have Sought After My Soul…”Ps:53

Pope Francis Has Become a Stranger To Me haurietisaquas

Strangers have risen up against me, Lord, and they have not set God before their eyes.”        Ps: 53  Pictured:  Eugenio Scalferi and Francis   

Pope Francis Speaks with a Forked Tongue and I Can’t Bear to Hear it Any More.        Take This Lie For Instance: He Denies the Incarnation … Behind a PayWall                                                                                                                                                           

 “According to the highly respected blog, Rorate Caeli, and Radio Spada in Italy, Scalferi states in the October 9 edition of LaRepublica (behind paywall) the following:  “Those who, as it has happened many times with me, have had the luck  of meeting him and speaking with the greatest cultural intimacy …

… know that Pope Francis conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, man, not God Incarnate.

Scalfari continues:  “Once incarnate, Jesus stops being a God and becomes a man until his death on the cross.”

When I had the chance of discussing these sentences, Pope Francis told me, “They are the proven proof that Jesus of Nazareth, once having become a man, was, though a man of exceptional virtues, not at all a God.”  Once incarnate, Jesus stops being a God and becomes a man until his death on the Cross.”  https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/scalferi-pope-francis-told-m-Jesus-Incarnate was a-man-not-a-god

Eugenio Scalferiformer member of Italian Parliament, Chamber of Deputies, co-founder of La Republica and its’ editor 1976-1996 and a member of the National Socialist Party.

download 2Parti Socialista of Italy  … Interesting!  The Party emblem of Eugenio Scalferi has the same rose icon as the Democratic Socialists of America.

 

Two Cities Have Two Tongues:   City of God and City of the devil                                         “The tongue of Satan also gives rise to its’ own culture.  We can see this in the way those who oppose the Gospel have ever acted:  denying the plain meaning of words, denying that words have meaning, denying that words mean things different than other words.

This attack on human language is a necessary technique of that Tongue which serves to break down the other by the employment of deception.

Marxists know this technique well and employ it to the fullest.

This technique gave rise to a false and misleading way of reading the Old Testament, so as to convince all who read it to deny that Christ was its’ fulfillment..  ‘                              

From the Web Site:  FROM ROME  by Brother Alexis Bugnolo                                                       fromrome.wordpress.com/2019/12/26/the-war-of-two-tongues

 

With  all about me the clang of forked tongues ringing in my ear,  I pray to be given the grace to pray better in order to  work  out my salvation … although it be in ‘fear and trembling.’   I call upon my heavenly Mother … Mary Co-Redemptrix … Mary Mediatrix of All Grace … to be with me and remind me of what I am to do.  I sorely need reminders as I am immersed in chaos.  Dry my tears that fall for all my children and their children and their children … for when I am no longer here.   haurietisaquas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father Gerald Fitzgerald Sings his ‘Song of Songs’ to Priests

Father Gerald was close to my husbands’ family and I am so blessed to have had a husband who grew up influenced by Father Gerald !

Father Gerald Fitzgerald graduated from Weymouth High School (MA) in 1912. At the same time my husbands’ Aunt May graduated from the same school.  Aunt May remained a single lady and became a school teacher,  taking  care of her parents in the big old white farmhouse on Broad St., as they were wont to do in those days.

Her friend, Gerald, felt the heart song from God soon after high school and eventually became a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

He was a frequent visitor at the home on Broad St. in the 1930’s and on …  as Aunt May’s brother Al, and his new wife Mildred moved into the family homestead which was now made into two apartments for their growing family of boys.  Old Gramma Sheehy lived there too.  I feel proud that her name was Mary Sheehy, same as mine.  My husband was one of those four boys who benefitted so … from knowing Father … who visited often.

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“Father Fitzgerald left the Congregation of Holy Cross only because of a Divine touch of the Holy Spirit that had inspired in his priestly heart the seed of a specific and new charism in the life of the Church.”  Charles A. Schleck, C.S.C.  Titular Archbishop of Africa   Adjunct Secretary   Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples”  Forward to the book:

  Father John A. Hardon  ‘A Prophet For the Priesthood’ 

This book, by Father Hardon, was written about Father Gerald Fitzgerald,  precious family friend.

On With The Story

One night, as a newly ordained diocesan priest, Father Gerald sat alone at the kitchen table in  a rectory in Brighton, MA.   A knock at the door interrupted his supper.  A lone beggar stood on the snow covered wooden porch.  Father brought him into the warm kitchen and sat him down.  The man said, plaintively, that he just needed a bit to eat and some help with something.  There was something about him … 

Father brought him a steaming bowl of beef stew which had been left simmering on the stove, and, took the mans’ threadbare coat off to dry the wet snow off.  The anxious expression slowly faded as the man talked.  “”I am a priest” he finally said.

Father Gerald could scarcely take it in.  A priest?  In such dire straits?  His generous heart went out to the man as he let him talk.  Sadness came over the face of the priest as he told the story of his outcast from the parish in which he had served.  He told of his addiction to alcohol and other misdeeds.  His shivering thin form quieted, and, every once in a while a little smile tugged at his mouth.

It was the rehabilitation of this priest, aided and abetted by the generous heart of Father Gerald that planted the seed of his own true vocation within the vineyard of God.

I am not here to present the story of the life of Father Gerald Fitzgerald, as Father John Hardon has done so, and,  masterfully …  in his book.   I just wish to present some of Father Gerald’s words, which I truly consider to be  ‘Songs of Songs’ to Priests.

 Words From his Talks During his new life’s work:  Rehabilitation of Priests Who Were in Trouble.

“Holy Priests sanctify their people.  Unholy priests, except for a miracle of grace, turn people away from God.  It is true that no soul in all the world will be lost without its own deliberate and consummate folly.  Yet, for the soul in a parish where there is a saintly priest, his chances are multiplied a thousand fold.

“Young people who fall under the influence of a holy priest are strengthened to meet the temptations and dangers of the world for all their life.  God, after His own self …  after His own incarnate self …  has no more powerful means of saving souls than His priests.  As a matter of fact, He counts upon His priests to give His sacramental Self to the Mystical Body.”

“When we sanctify priests, when we put them back and make them what they ought to be, we are making the most vital contribution to the salvation of man and thus to the glory of God that can be made on earth.”

“Faith is what led us into the most sublime of our possessions, our priesthood.  It was our faith, especially in the real Presence and faith in what it meant to be a priest … to be in that sublime relationship to the Son of God … ”

“The most difficult cases we shall ever deal with in our apostolate will not be priests who are sinners but priests who have lost the faith.”  As later events were to prove, the most intractable persons to cope with, and they can be very learned, are men who had once believed in the Real Presence, and therefore in the priesthood, but lost faith in the Eucharist and therefore lost their sense of identity as priests.”

Speaking in 1955: ”  The social and psychological sciences are conspiring to reduce man to a mere robot, and his actions to the product of heredity, environment and education.  On these premises, Christianity becomes a myth and the function of sacraments and the priesthood a fraud.”  Father Harden adds about this quote:  “What Father Gerald saw here was the modern residue of what in the sixteenth century invaded the Western world as Calvinism.”

“The shadow of the Cross lies over every life.  It can’t be otherwise because only by the Cross can we be redeemed.  And the Cross is terribly hard unless we love the Corpus on it.”

“The Blessed Sacrament is for us the Corpus on the Cross.  It is for us.  It is for Mother and Father, brother and sister, and Bridegroom and Bride.  It is All.  Here is all the tenderness of the Eternal Father.  Here is the source of that little mysterious throbbing of you heart which means that you are living.”

Another Little Family Story

One day Cousin Ed and Aunt Marian,  who lived next door to my husbands’ family, were visited by Father Gerald.  Ed, a brother of Al, my Dad in law had built a big house and it was filled with happy children.  All the cousins grew up together knowing Father Gerald.

Young Cousin Ed was in the Navy.  It was during the Korean war. He was aboard a ship nearing the coast of China.

Coffee was being served in Aunt Marians big kitchen.  Several of the family were seated around the table with Father Gerald when suddenly a worried look came over his face.

“Marian” said Father Gerald, “you had better pray a lot for Ed today”

Nothing more was heard about this until Cousin Ed came home.

On that day, on which Father Gerald looked worried and asked for prayers for Ed, in the kitchen in Weymouth, Ed tells a story of a harrowing event.

On that day, at that time, it was announced that a torpedo was approaching their ship. They did what they could … zig zagging … and listening to the watch.  Ed could actually “see” the torpedo approaching in the water.  It went by the side of the ship, on which deck Ed was standing.  He said that as it went by, the ship rocked as though it were going to sink, but the torpedo missed them.  Nobody seemed to have had time to go down below or make any preparations … as it happened so fast. Ed said he could hear its’ propellers.

He wasn’t surprised when they told him about Father Geralds’ premonition.

My Thank You

Thank you, Father Gerald, for all you did for the Sheehy boys and girls.  Just knowing you as a friend helped to prepare them spiritually to live through ‘now’ … it has helped me just to hear about it, and, I was thrilled to hear of Father Hardon’s book.  Please pray for us all from your bright place near the face of God.

I am sorry for all the hardship you went through as you tried to help priests who, way back then, were getting lost.  Via Caeli, the Paracletes, Your island!  All taken away from you by those who thought you were mistaken or perhaps ‘rigid’ !!  It brings a tear.  My husband really loved you dearly.  He spoke often of you. Thanks to all those in the Church who appreciated him and thought and spoke so beautifully about him.

Thank you, Aunt May.  You took care of your parents.  You taught school.  And you helped Father Gerald financially as much as you could.  Pray for us!

 

To Learn More About Father Gerald Fitzgerald:                                                                                ‘A Prophet For the Priesthood ‘                                                                                                             Father John Hardon, S..J.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available from ‘Amazon’

 

 

 

 

The Vatican has now accepted that Bergoglio is an AntiPope

Utterly important news here! Please read this and, as the author asks. Please spread it to the whole Catholic world for the love of Jesus Christ!

FromRome.Info

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Rome: September 9, 2019 A. D.:  The Vatican has conceded that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is an AntiPope. The concession came tacitly as of Saturday, when, after 90 days since the publication of the news that Pope Benedict had accepted the arguments which demonstrated his resignation was invalid (as reported here), the Vatican took no action to discount the report.

The report was public knowledge at Rome, since it was 4 times accessed by computers at the Vatican (some of which were in the offices of the Secretary of State). In response, that office requested the Corriere della Sera to interview Pope Benedict in an attempt to get him to withdraw his tacit acceptance, with the admission on his part, that “The Pope is one, he is Francis”. The interview having failed to extract those words from Benedict — during an exchange of photographs…

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