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Rosary, Purity & Cesar Chavez
Rosary at Good Friday
Imagine what might happen if every Catholic in the world would pray a Rosary on the same day! We have an example in October of 1573, when Europe was saved from the invasion of the mighty Turkish fleet, by the praying of the Rosary by all Christians!
So, on Good Friday, let us all pray a Rosary for an end to the evil of abortion and the return of moral values into our communities. If possible, please pray your Rosary between Noon and 3:00 p.m.
Also, please e-mail this message to every Catholic on your address list, and ask them to pass it along to every Catholic on their lists. Let's unite in praying one of the most powerful prayers in existence on one of the holiest days in our Church year.
God bless us all!
Purity in the Family
Our Lady of Good Success bemoaned that in our day “there would be almost no virgin souls.” It is apparent to everyone that this prophecy has come to pass. Everywhere our children are faced with blatant sexuality in every aspect of their lives.
Many parents homeschool their children in order to preserve their children from this undue influence. You cannot lock them away, and so they are still affected to some degree or another. It faces them in the grocery store, the pharmacy, the billboards lining the roadways.
It is only by very strong efforts to preserve their children that they can succeed. Our children’s purity is worth fighting for, and fight we must – from the remarks of family and neighbors and even our fellow traditional Catholics. Most persons are blind; they do not see the signs of impurity in themselves nor in their own children. Influenced as they are by virtually every form of our media, victims of the world, the flesh and the devil, they no longer see.
For those who have eyes to see – See! Fight! Do not allow the sensuous to influence yourselves thereby influencing your children. Do not allow the world, the flesh and the devil to breathe the pestilence of impurity anywhere near your children. Keep yourselves pure from worldliness and sensuality and your children will already have a healthy vaccination against impurity. Keep vigilance over your children; St. John Marie Vianney told parents who allow their children to attend dances, “You say you watch over them. You can watch over their bodies, but you cannot watch over their hearts.”
One of the most effective ways young people lose their virtue of purity is by undue socializing. This happens in any school setting. Homeschooling your children is a help, but there is an enemy to families and innocence so accepted without our truly understanding it. There is something so occult that parents cannot watch over either their children’s bodies or hearts. It is email, and group-email and the other social internetworks.
Here, our children of all ages interact in a quasi-secret environment. Out comes all the darkness in their hearts, for out goes all social inhibitions. Some parents watch their children’s verbal mating rituals with interest; some parents are so busy they have no idea these cyber-groups even exist.
Photos are easily exchanged and carefully worded ideas are promulgated.
Here is cover of darkness. Here is frivolity, not gravity. Here is the world, pulling at them, away from the spirit. Here is sloth and wasting of time better spent working out their salvation. Here is flirting, from a “safe” distance, but there is no safe distance where flirting is concerned. Our Lord warned, “I tell you if you even look at a woman with lust, you have already sinned with her in your heart.” His words clearly include our modern communication devices, which did not exist then.
How many little girls, having learned the art and artifice of attraction from their mothers or their movie stars or their magazine articles or their music lyrics, are flexing their psycho-social muscles on the internet with not only email but the other social networks?
Beware, parents, and don’t be fooled by those who say your child needs their privacy. Traditional Catholic teaching has always held that parents are responsible for knowing the whereabouts, activities and companions of their children, and that they shall answer to God for how carefully they observed this mandate.
Watch over your own children with great concern, for unknown entities are watching over them, too.
Our Lady of Good Success, pray for us.
Praising Cesar Chavez
In his comment regarding the late César Chávez Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles stated: “Yet his vision was deeply Catholic at heart…” (News report is below)
Yet traditionalists are treated like dogs!!!!!! What’s wrong with this picture???!!
Remembering César Chávez
Archbishop José H. Gomez
This week, we join our fellow Californians in honoring the legacy of César Chávez, whose holiday we celebrated March 31.
The César Chávez we remember was not only a labor leader who helped improve the lives of millions of farm workers (although, of course, this is absolutely true, and we give thanks for his heroic defense of human dignity).
Yet at the same time we remember that he was a Mexican-American Catholic who testified to Christ and a model of faithful citizenship who worked for social justice.
I never had the honor of meeting César Chávez. Many who worked with him believed he was a saint … Chávez had no formal education beyond eighth grade. But he had a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for God. He taught himself economics, philosophy and history. He studied St. Francis of Assisi, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Mohandas Gandhi.
All this informed his founding of the United Farm Workers. Yet his vision was deeply Catholic at heart.
Posted April 19, 2011
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