Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Q&A: "I'm in real trouble I'm in mortal sin; I have Sacrilegious thoughts; I stopped praying; I have lost hope etc."

 “Hello. I'm in real trouble. I'm in mortal sin. When I discovered about the Great Apostasy, I began to pray the Holy Rosary every day. But then something that never happened before began to affect me: sacrilegious thoughts started to just pop up in my mind. I did not want to have them, but even then they would come at any moment into my head. It began to affect my prayers. Everytime I tried to pray, these diabolical thoughts arose. I always had to stop the prayer to banish the thought as fast as I could. Then I began to doubt the effectiveness of my prayers, for hardly God, the Virgin and the saints would attend bad, interrupted prayers such as mine, especially with such horrible thoughts popping up in my head. One day, I was trying to pray the Rosary, but I couldn't do it. I couldn't go with that, not while those thoughts kept affecting me by making me feel ashamed and interrupting the prayer.

“I stopped praying and consequently I had felt dramatically. After some weeks, I had committed a mortal sin. Later, I had lost hope. I was thinking, "I'm going to hell anyway, what difference will it make to commit another venial or mortal sin?" Everything was going from bad to worse. I realized one thing during this time: the sacrilegious thoughts simply stopped. One day, I was reading about the so-called "final impenitence" and how death can come at any time. I was clearly in a state in which I could not be forgiven of my sins, so I tried to achieve the state of grace. At the first time I prayed again, the sacrilegious thoughts came at full strength. I was very ashamed of myself when I tried to pray a Hail Mary. As Our Lord said, when a demon leaves, he returns to his home with other seven demons worse than the first. And I fell again, and currently my heart is petrified. I can't feel contrition, not even attrition. I try to reflect on how I offend God, on His suffering, but it's empty. I try to reflect on Hell, but it does not scare me any more. I can't pray, due to the sacrilegious thoughts that will certainly return. I can't ask anyone to pray for me, because a saint would certainly ignore a prayer for someone who is in mortal sin. It's obvious that the petrified heart is the result of my impenitence: I got used to sin.

“But I did not die yet, after so many sins. If I died right now, I would go straight to Hell, and I would suffer intensely, for I denied God even though I had such a vivid knowledge of Him. I believe that if I am not dead yet, it's because I still have a chance of being saved, I just need to grab it and really fight to never fall again, because this may be my last chance.

But how do I do this?”

Jerome: Hi Erick. Thank you for contacting me. I will try to help you to the best of my abilities. May God’s blessing come upon you while reading this email and give you the light and hope that you are looking for.

If you think you are in mortal sin, then do all things possible to be forgiven and gain God’s friendship again. If you have a priest for confession, confess your sins and resolve never to offend God again with the same sin – and you will be forgiven. If you don’t have a priest, you can confess to any layman or even to me through email in order to get the sin out of you – and even if you can’t receive an absolution, the confession helps so much so that the devil’s power over you will be diminished and the friendship of God be found faster!

A holy angel spoke to the bride and said: “But what should the one who is full of the devil do, since the good Spirit cannot enter him who is full of evil? He should do three things: First, he should make a pure and complete confession of his sins. Even if he cannot directly feel a complete remorse for his sins due to his hardened heart, still the confession will benefit him so much that the devil ceases with his treachery and yields to the good spirit. Second, he should be humble and wish to amend for all the sins he has committed and do the good deeds he can, and then the devil will begin to leave. Third, he should beseech God with humble prayer in order that he may get the good Spirit back and have contrition for the sins he has committed along with true divine love, since the love for God kills the devil. This devil is so envious and full of malice that he would rather die a hundred times than see someone do God the least little good deed out of love.” (The Revelations of St. Bridget, Book 1, Chapter 54)

Also pray that the Holy Spirit may be given back to you. When a person commits a mortal sin, the Holy Spirit leaves and the Evil Spirit approaches instead. (By willfully committing deliberate venial sin, the Good Spirit also diminishes in a soul and gives way to the Evil Spirit). Also pray for the gift of tears, and try to cry for having offended to good God by your sins – when we cry genuine tears for our sins for the Love of God, we will feel forgiven and honest in our good will and love towards God and that we have done a good thing (i.e., crying for God’s sake and for having offended Him), and consequently, this will make us feel that we have gained back God’s friendship. Since we must have hope in God’s goodness and of being forgiven, it is always good to hope that we are forgiven instead of just living in fear and despair of not being able to be Saved. We must have peace in our souls (such as the peace found in God’s friendship and in the thought that He wants us good and that he desires to Save us) and if we lack this inner peace, it will be harder for God to work with us. Find peace first and have an intention of pleasing God in everything, and you will find God and forgiveness. The easiest way of finding peace is simply just to repent of the sins committed honestly along with an intention of not committing them again.

Some recommended prayers:






Do you want to give up all your sins for the love and friendship of God because you consider His friendship and love more important than your own will and attachment to sin? If you have such a disposition of pleasing God in everything and of pleasing Him more than yourself, consider yourself forgiven.

If you have a hard heart, pray for the grace of gaining a softer Heart for the Love of God – a heart that cares more about God and the things of God so that you will be thinking more of pleasing Him in your daily life. Remember this: even if you don’t feel any tears or sorrow at first, this in no way means that you are damned or that God won’t forgive you. Some people have harder to cry and “feel” sorrow, while others have easier. God sees your intention (i.e., if you have an intention of pleasing Him and better yourself), and judges you accordingly. Pray for a good death everyday and that you will die in His grace since this is the most important grace of all; without it, everything will be lost in the end!

Please continue to pray the Holy Rosary and other forms of mental or vocal prayers everyday, and do not let the devil or your own confusion deceive you into stop praying. (See http://www.catholic-saints.net/rosary/ for the information on How to Pray the Rosary). Without prayer you will infallibly be lost; and also, without spiritual reading, you might not save yourself. Prayer is more important than reading, but spiritual reading will help you stay focused on what to do in your spiritual life, and through reading, God will also be able to speak to your heart. Pray especially those prayers that speak to your heart and good desires, such as Prayers to the Holy Spirit, or Jesus Crucified or Jesus Merciful (meditating and thinking on the Passion of Jesus is the easiest way of finding the Love of God), or any prayer to the Holy Mother of God in order to gain Her protection and friendship. Those who are genuinely devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary will never be lost, according to the unanimous teaching of theologians – and that is why we must never stop addressing and approach Her in our thoughts and desires. Please read these important articles on the Love of Mary and the Importance of Devotion to Her:




Do not let sacrilegious thoughts affect your prayer. Provided the thoughts are against your will and you do not agree with them and oppose them, they will only gain you more merit for the eternal life. Since Satan wants you to avoid approaching God in your thoughts and stop praying/meditating, he will tempt you for a while with this intention in mind with God’s permission. But this is only a test and provided you move forward in your spiritual life, these thoughts will be diminished and eventually go away. When Satan sees that he can’t make you fall with sacrilegious thoughts, he will instead focus on other temptations – such as sensuality, gluttony or pride. But this might not be something you have to worry about now or that affects you at present. But remember, when thoughts appear in your mind that are sinful and that you don’t agree with, such thoughts are not sinful in themselves and provided you reject them, you won’t be held liable or accountable for them. Also, the kind of life you live will also have an effect on the kind of thoughts you receive. If you live a bad life (if you live in deliberate venial sin or mortal sin) this will give the devil more power over you and hence, he will be able to tempt you more easily. The more you strive to live a holy life, the more will the devil’s power over you be diminished, and consequently, the bad thoughts become less and less.

However, even holy people and saints are not without temptations, and God often permits the devil to tempt even saints in order that their reward and crown in Heaven might be increased. When there is more fighting—there is more merit to gain.

I have written about temptations and bad thoughts previously and the reason for why they can appear and what to do about it. Please consult the following two articles for more help on the issue:



When bad thoughts appear, do not stop the prayer, just ignore the bad thoughts and put them aside gently. If you can’t put them aside gently, just try to ignore them and continue with your prayer. If you do so, you will gain immensely since when there is more fighting and combat in prayer, the reward and merit will be greater. Do not stop to pray and meditate because of bad thoughts or temptations. If you stop praying or meditating (i.e., if you flee from prayer) you let the devil win and you loose everything.

I remember the first time I read the Word of God in the New Testament. Every time I read the name of “God”, I got blasphemous thoughts in my mind. I did not know where these thoughts came from, nor did I agree with these thoughts, but it made me realize that something was happening. I did not let these thoughts get the better of me (with God’s grace, of course) and I continued to read the New Testament, and the sacrilegious thoughts eventually disappeared. What happened? Obviously, the devil was jealous and did not want me to continue reading, and so he tempted me with bad thoughts with the intention that I would perhaps stop reading or commit some sin. When people give in to bad thoughts – such as blasphemous thoughts – they might start to hate, and consequently they might feel a reluctance to continue reading and hence stop. That is why people who already hate God might not even start to read the New Testament or honestly think about God in their mind even in the first place. Had I not fought against my bad thoughts in the beginning of my conversion, I might have started to hate God instead.

When one prayer feels hard to pray, pray something else. It is better to pray something then nothing. Just praying the Hail Mary prayer without meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary is an immensely good and beneficial prayer by itself. (One don’t have to pray the Rosary in order to pray the Hail Mary prayer or the Our Father, but they can and should be said separately often during the day). I my self often just try to focus on the words of the Hail Mary prayer with the intention of pleasing the Blessed Virgin as much as possible. You can try to do the same if you have problems with praying, or if even this is hard for you, just pray the Hail Mary prayer faster without thinking much of the words, and you will also gain graces and help. If it is something I have noticed with the Hail Mary prayer is that it gives you good and holy thoughts, and also that it gives you insights into problems and issues you might want to fix in your spiritual or temporal life. I have not only noticed this my self, but also seen others testify to this effect. The Hail Mary prayers thus gives you tremendous graces, insights, good thoughts, and hope! So if you want hope, continue praying! Without prayer, you won’t have any hope of eternal life or of ever finding God. You might find “hope” in creatures, like atheists do, but this hope is false, and if your hope is not based on spiritual things, it won’t profit you anything for eternal life.

An email testimony about the Holy Rosary: “Due to your articles, I am now also praying the full 15 decades of the Rosary daily, in fact I had to reinvent my life, centering my daily routines around the Rosary. It was difficult at first, and unnatural, but as I persevered I started receiving incredible graces that I would have never imagined in my life, out of nowhere. I was shocked as to the coincidence of them as they started a few weeks after praying the Rosary and remained ever since! Currently I am reading your Padre Pio's book… Thank you Brothers, for the wonderful content and the effect it had on my life…”

Never say or think, "I'm going to hell anyway, what difference will it make to commit another venial or mortal sin?" It makes a tremendous difference! For by every new mortal sin committed, and especially if it is deliberate, a new Hell is created for yourself, so to speak. Also consider that God should be your best friend and hope for better things – why then offend Him more or think thoughts such as these against Him? What if your best friend made some offense against you, and instead of asking for pardon or thinking good of you for this mistake or offense, thought only of offending you more? Would this not be a strange, displeasing and offensive behavior from this so-called friend – and would it not make you feel sad and perhaps even justly angry with him? From this example one can see how wrong these thoughts are that you expressed. Please do not make your best friend sad by thinking of how to displease Him more!

Instead of thinking of displeasing God and sinning more against Him when one feels fallen or lost, one should instead consider and think thoughts like these: O my God and my Lord, even if I am damned I would still like to serve you and give you things (works, good deeds, charities etc.) and do things out of Love for you since you are worthy of this. Even if I am not saved and live a bad life, I will still try not to offend you deliberately with mortal or venial sin, and I will try to better my self. I might not live the best of life, but I will still try not to offend you with deliberate sins! I might fall or will into sins in the future because I am weak, but for the moment, I desire to please you and not sin anymore. And even should I go to Hell, I would like not to hate you there and if possible, even to love you! – I can promise you, if you think thoughts like this instead of thoughts on how to offend the good God more, all your despair and bad feelings against God will disappear – and you will feel hope and that the Good Spirit is approaching you. If you think good thoughts about God and yourself (i.e., hopeful thoughts), then God will think good about you and do good to you and give you all the graces necessary for saving your soul and feeling true joy and happiness in your life.

Also, if you feel bad, pray for the grace to feel happy! We can pray for anything that are not sinful or against God, but often we do not even think of praying for things like feeling happiness when being down etc. You can pray for anything, such as being the best friend of God and lover of God, to feel happiness, to gain wisdom, to gain the love of God, to gain charity and love of neighbor etc.

Please read the following important article that deals specifically with the issue of being forgiven one’s sins with or without priestly absolution – and what requirements and intentions are needed for being forgiven:


It is true that more demons will come to your soul and body provided you continue living in a bad will and in sin against the good God, but as fast as you change your will from sin, and start seeing hope and goodness in God, and you honestly consider how you will gain back God into your life, all the demons will be removed from you through God’s grace. Being in a state of grace is really all about intentions. What is your intention in life? To be God’s enemy, or His friend? If you want to be God’s friend, then God wants to be your best friend in return! Stop therefore to dwell on bad and negative thoughts about God and think instead of how you can be raised from the dead (mortal sin). Only if you don’t have an intention of serving God or avoid sin, should you rightly and justly dwell on such negative thoughts – such as that it will be impossible to be forgiven or feel repentance – because if one don’t want to be God’s friend or avoid sin, then one will be damned. But even if one is fallen so low as this, one should still not give up hope or fall into despair. As long as you wish to be saved, you can be saved and God will never abandon you, and He will remain with His Grace even until the last moment of your life.


If you need hope, please go to Our Blessed Lady, the Virgin Mother of God, Mary Most Holy. The Blessed Virgin Mary is God’s Grace to humankind for saving their souls easily. That is why Mary is called “Hope of the Despairing”, “Refuge of Sinners”, etc. Go to Her often, and especially when you wish and desire to gain back God’s friendship (or increase it when already had). One prayer from the Mother of God will gain back God into your life and it is not hard to gain the advocacy, friendship and love of Mary. All you have to do is to intend never to offend God again deliberately and to serve Him, according to your dispositions. That is all!

Please consult the following articles below that deals specifically on this topic. Read them all, since they will inflame your love for the Mother of God, Our Lady, Queen and Mistress. If you Love Mary, you Love God, and it is easier for many to love and approach Mary, since She is merciful and sweet. God is also merciful, but He is also just and Our Judge. But Mary is not Our Judge in this sense, and hence Her mercy and sweetness is more manifest and clear to many, since they don’t fear Her as they fear God.






You say you can’t ask anyone to pray for you! That is false! You must ask other people, and especially the Saints and the Virgin Mary, to pray for you when you feel down and in sin! How do you think you will rise up again otherwise after having fallen? By your own effort? Never! or through God’s Grace through His friends? Assuredly! If we can ask help from people on earth, then we can ask for help from our Heavenly family even more! Never forget that! The more sinful you are, the more help you need, and hence you should be asking all kinds of Saints – and especially those you are more attached to – too pray for you and help you to be Saved all the days of your life. Yes, if you are attached to some saint, try to find prayers that are addressed to them where you can specify requests that you want them to ask God for on your behalf. I will give you a few examples of such prayers from Most Holy Family Monastery:


And no, Saints do not ignore prayers of people in mortal sin! Provided you ask for help, however bad you are or however lost you feel, you will still gain some help and graces. Sure, the more hope and good will you have, the more graces you will receive. But it is not true to say that they will ignore you. Even with the weakest faith on earth or with no faith at all, you will still gain graces enough to save your soul, provided you only ask for help and want to be saved! You don’t have to ask everything from God all the time if you feel a hard time to approach Him, you can also go to the Saints and ask for their help – and they in turn will turn to the Blessed Virgin and beseech Her in your place, and She in turn will approach God with your request through the Saints. Even though all saints go to the Blessed Virgin, it is false to think that Saints should not be approached and prayed too also. Please start to pray the prayers from the link provided above, and you will notice an increase in spiritual strength and hope almost immediately. They are very powerful prayers from powerful Saints. Start to pray them everyday, I am not kidding you how much good they will do in your life. As for my self, they have done me tremendous good and often I have gained back all hope and confidence after having prayed them when feeling down or sad! Pray and you will see, pray and you will believe! If you do not pray, you will not see, and what is worse, you will loose even this grace (i.e., these prayers: http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/catholicchurch/prayers-to-saints/)!

You say that if you died now you would go to Hell but that you are not yet dead and that there still is hope therefore for you and then you wonder how you can save yourself! I will give you the answer to this question! Please follow it! It is correct to say that as long as you are alive you can be saved. Never forget that! If you really want to know how to save yourself, please follow my advises on prayer, spiritual reading, and how to think positively about God and about yourself when feeling down or fallen. (Also see the post script below for more information on how to save your soul and lead a better and holier life). If you do so, you will be saved. Please also reread this email a few times if needed.

I hope this answers your questions, and that it has given you some hope and light. Never loose hope! If there is anything else, do not hesitate to contact me and I will try to help you to the best of my abilities.

Sincerely,
Jerome


P.S.

If you want to be a saint and glorify God as much as possible and become holy and pleasing to God, first and foremost you must get a good prayer life and do your ordinary tasks even better. That can be done easily. Please consult the following important articles, books/audio books/booklets on this very topic:






Please consult these articles, they are very good and important for the advancement of your soul.

Please see this blog below for important posts on prayer and other important topics concerning the salvation of our souls:

Also, please read these heavenly revelations, since they are one of the most important books today to read in order to break free from the world and start to love and fear God:

Also see:
1. The Great Apostasy and a counterfeit Church predicted in the New Testament and in Catholic Prophecy:


Also see these articles that deals more in depth with the Vatican II apostasy and the apostate antipope Francis:

An Antipope Francis video can be downloaded for free:

Also, one of the most important things you can read on our website is the following section:

But the whole article is good and should be read:


I hope you look into the material,
Thanks, and God bless.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Q&A: Eating Meat on Holy Days; Saving Souls From Hell; The Creation is God's ''Video Game'' and we are His Players; Eating Healthy and How People Lived Before in Time

“Good afternoon Jerome, I have other doubts and I really wanted to clarify if possible:
1. Is it true that you should abstain from meat also on the Sabbath?
2. In the prayer of the Rosary we pray: O my Jesus, forgive us and deliver us from the fire of hell, take all souls to heaven, and help especially those who need it most.
In this part, they told me that it was this way of praying: do you help the souls of purgatory, especially the most abandoned?
What is the true prayer that must be said?
3. What did Christian families eat in the old days? because food makes us so bad because they are transgenic and high in sugar ... I wanted to offer my children a simpler diet, here in Brazil we eat rice, beans, meat, chicken, vegetables ... but with agrochemicals ... including the cost of living here is very high and the products and food are not of good quality, they are food products, industrialized.
How can I live in a simple way? to preserve health, to let go of materialism, to live in silence to sanctify my soul, and to be a good wife and mother to one day be able to save ourselves and enter into bliss.”

Hi Nataly.

1. No you don't have to abstain from meat on the Sabbath (Sunday). You never have to abstain from meats on Holy Days, even on Fridays, such as when Christmas falls on Friday.

2. Perhaps it is about purgatory, but the prayers I am familiar with all speaks of Hell. Perhaps it is just an honest beseeching to the Lord that He shall save all souls from Hell: even if this won't be possible. But certainly, if we beseech our Lord everyday with prayers like this, He will be able to save more souls from falling into Hell. That is the mystery with prayer and salvation: that we many times need to specifically ask Our Lord for the things we want and if you don't ask for it, whatever it may be, such as greater faith, hope, happiness, love, better finances etc., you might not receive it in a greater abundance, for (I suppose) according to justice, God must play this game with the devil and with us souls and they (God and Satan) have their rules like in a game that must be followed; and God cannot do any injustice against the devil just as He cannot do any injustice against man, and God many times need to receive penances, prayers and sacrifices in order to be able to achieve things in the world and in souls (or receive bonus points, so to speak) in this real game of gaining Heaven in order to apply it to others so that they may be saved or gain graces.

In The Revelations of St. Bridget of Sweden, Our Lord Jesus Christ speaks of this eternal justice between Himself and the Devil thusly: “See how hardened the lord of the world is and how mighty he is against me because of my hidden justice. I could indeed destroy him in a moment through my power, but I do no more injustice to him than to a good angel in the kingdom of Heaven. But when his time comes, and it is now approaching, I shall judge him with his followers. Therefore, my bride, may you always persevere in good deeds. Love me with all your heart. Fear nothing but me. I am namely the Lord over the devil and over all things created.” (Book 1, Chapter 34)
            Then Christ spoke to his bride and said: “Tell my friends three things. When I was bodily in the world, I adjusted my words so that good men were made stronger and more fervent in doing good things, and evil men became better, as was seen in the conversion of Magdalene, Matthew, and many others. I also adjusted my words so that my enemies were not able to refute them. For that reason, may they to whom my words are sent, work with fervor, so that through my words, the good may become more ardent in goodness, the evil repent from wickedness, and that they themselves be on guard against my enemies so that my words are not obstructed. In truth, I do no greater injustice to the devil than to the angels in Heaven. For if I wanted, I could speak my words so that the whole world hears them. I could also open up hell so that everyone may see its torments, but this would not be justice, since all men would then serve me out of fear, when they should serve me out of love. For no other than the one who has love shall enter the kingdom of Heaven. For I would be doing injustice to the devil if I took away from him one who is rightfully his, because of sin, and who is devoid of good deeds. I would also do injustice to the angel in Heaven, if I placed the spirit of an unclean man as an equal to the one who is pure and most fervent in my love. (Book 1, Chapter 53)

Important articles and prayers on helping souls in purgatory and gaining an immense merit:

https://against-all-heresies-and-errors.blogspot.com/2017/06/how-to-avoid-purgatory.html

https://against-all-heresies-and-errors.blogspot.com/2017/08/how-to-easily-help-souls-in-purgatory.html

https://against-all-heresies-and-errors.blogspot.com/2017/08/a-hidden-treasure-in-offering-the-blood-of-jesus.html

That is why it is important to do all things we do for the Love of God and to apply every action for the Love of God, so that our actions may not become worthless - spiritually speaking. We apply our actions by gaining the habit of offering everything we do, preferably before doing it, such as opening a door, by saying: “For love of you, Jesus.” etc., or such as before cleaning: “For the Love of you Jesus, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for offences committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I will do this cleaning now.” etc.

“And she (Our Lady) continued:
“Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say many times, especially whenever you make some sacrifice [penance, or work]: O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.’”

Also, a morning and evening prayer through which we offer all our actions of this day to God is also a valid form and most important to pray, since it is hard to think before every action that we do that we do them for God, for the salvation of souls, and for souls in purgatory etc.

Father Paul O'Sullivan recommends that the first act of every good Christian in the morning is to fall on his knees and make his Morning Offering. It can be done in this wise:

Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the most pure hands of Mary, I offer Thee all the prayers, works and sufferings, all the actions of this day and of all my life, in union with the Masses being offered all over the world, for the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart and for the Apostleship of Prayer. Every breath I draw, every beating of my heart, every glance of my eyes, every step I take, every single act I do, I wish to be an act of love for Thee.”

Father Paul of Moll recommends the following prayer to be said in the morning, and before commencing any work or suffering:

All that I shall do today, I shall do for the love of God, so that all my actions may be actions of love. I unite myself today with all the acts of love made to God, both in heaven and on earth.” Say quite often during the day, when you commence to do something, were it only moving a chair, opening or shutting a door, or any other action, “For love of Thee, Jesus [and Mary].” When you have to suffer anything say, “I want to suffer it for the love of Jesus [and Mary], just as Jesus [and Mary] has suffered all for love of me.” Very early one morning, Father Paul seeing a peasant who had come a long distance through a snowstorm to hear Mass in the church at Steenbrugge, said to him : “If you could see the immense merits which your courage has procured for you, you would be astonished, and you might yet increase them in a incredible measure, by saying, ‘All for the love of Jesus.’”

Even if we are like a “God” so to speak in our own video game (that is, we can do as we wish with all the possibilities available), we still need other players to do things for us in order for us to proceed; and sometimes, if we fail in the game, we make our enemy more powerful in gaining his ends instead. It is the same in this real time earthly video game: since most people on earth do nothing for God anymore, this means God will be less powerful in playing with His creatures and gaining His ends, whereas the devil is very powerful today since almost the whole world and all people is doing his will. That is why God more and more is being eliminated from the game and why it is even considered offensive to have any Christian symbolism publicly displayed in many countries.

Related article:

3. If you want to live simpler, move out to the country side and buy a nice house and start to garden and grow up your own food. In this way, you will always have healthy food at hand with no chemicals added. You could also have cattle, chickens etc.

That is how people lived before in times - although without electricity and other modern stuff - and they growed their own food; and since most people were poor before in time, they did not eat meat or flesh so often. Fish was probably more common.

If you care about eating healthy food and you worry about processing procedures and chemicals, do some research on what foods are more healthy. Also, always bless all the food you buy and bless it before eating (perhaps you can bless the grocery bag also and make all things become blessed?) otherwise, try to bless each item separately that does not lie on the plate you are eating (the whole plate with everything on it can be blessed in one blessing). This should cancel all bad effects such as chemicals etc., and especially any demonic effects if some evil people (such as witches and satanists) do such things in food manufacturing places today. Perhaps much sickness is not only happening because of chemicals or changes in the food and plant buildup, but also through satanic and evil blessings.

If you want to learn how to live in silence and solitude, and be a good mother and become holy (besides living a more natural, silent and detached life in the country side), read these articles:


https://against-all-heresies-and-errors.blogspot.se/2017/05/advice-to-parents-on-how-to-have-holy-children.html (note especially the "ADVICE TO PARENTS by Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)" further down that is recommended for you to read)


I hope this answers your questions!
Many blessings,
Jerome


https://against-all-heresies-and-errors.blogspot.com/2017/07/jesus-mary-joseph.html (ejaculation with a seven years indulgence for each recital!)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Q&A: What is lawful or unlawful to do on Sundays; Keeping the Sabbath holy; What servile works or works for payment can be performed on Sundays?

Question: “Good night, Jerome.
I wanted guidance,
as mother and wife, how should I sanctify Sunday.
for a mother of the home, which is lawful or unlawful to do on Sunday,
because after the Vatican Council 2, he failed to teach everything in respect to salvation.
Thank you for your guidance.
God bless”

Answer: Hello!
As a mother and wife you can sanctify Sunday by doing fun things with your family. You could also go to mass if you have one available (that is, if you consider any Mass acceptable according to your current beliefs), or watch a pre-Vatican II mass on youtube – or some other mass you think is acceptable from various traditional organizations.

Everything is lawful to do on Sunday except servile work. So if you don't like to scruple, consider everything as lawful but servile work, such as laundering, cutting wood, cleaning, painting the house, buying stuff (necessity excluded) etc.

Some say that even cleaning etc. can be performed on a Sunday, provided it is performed as a recreation or for some necessity, such as cleaning a fish tank. I am not sure how to view it, though. I myself try to avoid doing anything with servile work (unless I do it for helping souls for the Love of God), or if I clean something, it is usually something small that does not take long time. One can do many various things on a Sunday, of course, even tiring things like playing football or jogging, but also picnicking, cooking, walking the dog etc., and even working for pay, provided the work is necessary for the good of society, such as nursing, public transport (buss or train driver) and security and health (police officer, fireman, doctor etc.) Also, if you risk loosing your job by not working on Sundays (such as your boss won't accept you taking leave on Sundays), then it is also lawful to work on Sundays.

It is preferable, however, not to do anything on Sundays but spending most of the time with God in prayer and spiritual reading. Sunday should thus be used for God, your own soul, and to strengthen family ties.

If you want to learn more about what works or activities can be performed lawfully on Sundays, please consult the pre-Vatican II theologians and/or someone more learned on the topic. I will quote from one Moral Theology book:


Moral Theology: A Complete Course Based on St. Thomas Aquinas and the Best Modern Authorities, by John A. McHugh O.P. and Charles J. Callan O.P.

REVISED AND ENLARGED BY EDWARD P. FARRELL, O.P.

Nihil Obstat
ELWOOD FERRER SMITH, O.P., S.T.M.
BENJAMIN URBAN FAY, O.P., S.T.LR.
JOHN A. GOODWINE, J.C.D.

Imprimi Potest
VERY REV. WILLIAM D. MARRIN, O.P., P.G., S.T.M.
Provincial

Imprimatur
+ FRANCIS CARDINAL SPELLMAN
Archbishop of New York
New York, May 24, 1958

2579. Servile Works.—The prohibitory part of the precept is concerned with servile works, that is, labor of a kind that tends to make one unfit for devotion or that shows disrespect for the sacredness of the day, even though the labor be done gratis, or for recreation, or out of devotion. Hence, the law forbids:

(a) works given to the service of the devil, that is, sins that deprive one of holiness, such as riotous recreations, gambling, drunkenness, reading improper matter, and attendance at evil movie performances. But these works are opposed to the end, not to the text, of the law; and hence the circumstance of time aggravates their malice but does not give them a new species (see 2314);

(b) works given to the service of the body (servile works properly so called) or to the service of external goods (forensic and commercial works). Servile works in the strict sense cause bodily fatigue and are taken up with material things, and hence they distract the mind from religious thoughts. Such are manual labors (e.g., plowing, digging, housecleaning) and mechanical or industrial labors (e.g., printing, building, plastering, shoemaking). Forensic and commercial labors (e.g., arguing in court, auctioneering) are also of a very worldly kind and unsuitable for the quiet and recollection of Sundays and holydays.

2580. The prohibitory part of the Sunday precept does not affect works which are no impediment to devotion and which cast no dishonor on the day. Such are:

(a) works devoted immediately to the service of God. The purpose of the law is to allow leisure for these works, and hence manifestly their performance is not forbidden. Such works are saying Mass, preaching, administering the Sacraments, singing in church, and visiting the poor and sick (John, vii. 23; Matt., xii. 5). But works that are only remotely related to divine worship (e.g., cleaning the church, painting the altar, repairing the vestments, decorating the shrines) should not be done on Sunday without necessity;

(b) works devoted to the service of the mind (liberal works). These works are of a more elevated kind, do not require great bodily exertion, and are not looked upon as unsuitable to the Sabbath. Such are intellectual works (e.g., teaching, reading, writing, studying), artistic works (e.g., playing the organ, singing, drawing, painting a picture, embroidering), and works of recreation (moderate sports or diversions such as baseball, tennis, and chess).

2581. Other Kinds of Works and Sunday Observance.—(a) Common works are those that stand between the liberal and the servile, since they are exercised equally by mind and body, such as walking, riding, hunting, and fishing that is not very laborious. These are lawful.

(b) Doubtful works are those that are now non-servile, now servile, according to the manner in which they are conducted, such as the work of painters, sculptors, typists, seamstresses, and photographers. Thus, it is a liberal work to paint a portrait, a servile work to paint the walls of a house. In settling the character of various kinds of work, one must be guided by the prudent opinion of one's locality, and in case of doubt and need must seek a dispensation. (For a history of the theology of servile works see Franz X. Pettirsch, S.J., "A Theology of Sunday Rest," Theology Digest, Vol. VI, no. 2, Spring 1958, pp. 114 ff.; for a survey of modern studies on the problem see Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1957).

2582. Is it lawful without necessity to hire the servile work of non-Catholics on Sunday, if these persons are not thereby impeded from the natural duty of worshipping God and no scandal is given?

(a) If the non-Catholics are infidels and not bound by church laws, this is lawful. The same would be true of those who lack the use of reason (see 427 sqq.).

(b) If the non-Catholics are heretics, it is not lawful in the case given to make them work on Sunday.

2583. Obligation of First Precept.—The first precept of the Church obliges under pain of grave sin, because it determines a necessary act of religion (2148), and experience shows that where the Sabbath is neglected the social, spiritual and physical interests of man are seriously harmed (see Denzinger, n. 1202). There is always hope for Catholics who attend Mass, whereas those who miss Mass soon become Catholics only in name. But since neglect of worship may be only slightly disrespectful, and since the end of the precept may be substantially obtained without complete fulfillment, a transgression may be only venial by reason of lightness of matter.

(a) Preceptive Part.—Grave matter is a part of the Mass that is notable on account of dignity (i.e., the essential and integral parts of the Mass, for example, the Consecration and Communion), or on account of its duration (i.e., a third of the whole Mass, e.g., from the beginning to the Offertory inclusively, from the beginning to the Gospel and from the Communion to the end, from the Preface to the Consecration, from the Consecration to the Agnus Dei, etc.). Hence, he who is culpably absent or asleep during a notable part of the Mass sins gravely, but he who is absent or asleep during an inconsiderable part of the Mass (e.g., one who arrives just at the Offertory or who leaves after the Communion) sins venially, unless he is so disposed that he does not care how much he misses.

(b) Prohibitive Part.—Grave matter is labor that is notable on account of its quality (e.g., forensic proceedings even for a brief space on Sunday would be a serious distraction and scandal), or its quantity (e.g., two and a half hours given to very exhausting manual work, such as digging a ditch, three hours given to less arduous labor, such as sowing). He who commands ten laborers to work an hour each on Sunday coƶperates in ten venial sins (see 219), but he may be guilty of mortal sin on account of scandal.

2584. Excuses from Observance of First Precept.—These reasons may be reduced to two classes, namely, external reasons (i.e., a dispensation or a lawful custom) and internal reasons (i.e., one's own inability or necessity).

(a) External Reasons.—Dispensations may be given under certain conditions by local Ordinaries, by parish-priests, and by superiors of exempt clerical institutes (Canon 1245). Custom in certain places excuses from Mass for a month women who have just given birth to a child or who have lost their husband by death, and also—from the Mass in which their banns are to be proclaimed—those women who are about to marry. Custom further permits necessary labors, such as cooking, ordinary housecleaning, barbering, the work of railroad and garage men, etc.

(b) Internal Reasons.—Impossibility or serious inconvenience excuses from hearing Mass (e.g., those who have to walk an hour's journey to church or ride a two hours' journey, regarding which, in terms of distance travelled, it has been suggested that the figures should be more than three miles each way if one must walk, more than thirty miles if a car is available and the roads are good; those who will suffer great detriment to health, honor, fortune, etc., if they go; those who are kept away by duties of charity or employment or office that cannot be omitted). Necessity or duty to others permits one to work on Sunday at least to some extent (e.g., those who must labor on a Sunday in order to live, or to keep out of serious trouble, or to perform services or works of charity that cannot easily be done at another time). To avoid self-deception the faithful should consult their pastor or other prudent person if there is doubt about the sufficiency of the excuse.

2585. Though the Church does not impose excessive Sabbatarianism, neither does she admit laxity in the important matter of the Lord's Day.

(a) Hence, not every reason excuses from the church precept. Thus, those are guilty who unnecessarily place themselves in the impossibility of observing the law (e.g., by moving to a place where there is no church, by taking a position that requires work all Sunday morning, by starting on a vacation or auto trip to a churchless region), or whose excuses are frivolous (e.g., those who stay away from Mass because they dislike the priest, or who work on Sunday merely to keep busy).

(b) Reasons that excuse from part of the ecclesiastical precept do not excuse from all of it. Thus, those who are unable to hear Mass are not thereby justified in doing servile work, those who can hear the essential part of Mass (Consecration and Communion), but not the other parts, should hear the essential part; those who can hear Mass only on one Sunday a year are not excused on that Sunday.

(c) Reasons that excuse from the ecclesiastical precept do not excuse from the divine precept (see 2575) of worshipping God. Hence, those who are really obliged to work every Sunday should sanctify the Lord's Day by whatever private prayer or devotion they can substitute. Some authors very rightly believe that those who can never go to Mass on Sunday are held by divine law to hear Mass on weekdays three or four times a year at least, when this is possible (see 2148, 2180).

From Catholic-Saints.net

KEEP HOLY THY SABBATH DAY OR SUNDAY [AND HOLY DAYS]

Since many people who are reading this have not been taught these concepts by modernist heretics, we must point out a few other things in this regard: servile works are forbidden on Sundays [and Holy Days]; people should not do laundry on Sundays; people should not do yard work (such as mowing the lawn, etc.) on Sundays; people should not shop food on Sundays unless they are starving etc... Exceptions to this would be work that absolutely must be done. For example, making a fire in your home so that you can be warm and survive is works that are completely acceptable. If you are able to make your food for the whole family before the Sunday, you must [or should] do so. One should not spend the Sunday on making food for the family which may take several hours of the day. You may of course (if you don't have any prepared food) take time to make something small for you or the family which does not require much of your time or take some food that you already have and warm it up. You cannot cut wood on Sundays and you must restrict yourself to only do things that are absolutely necessary for survival. If you must shovel out your driveway after a heavy snowfall, so that you can get to work, then you could do so on a Sunday. This, of course, implies some preplanning, but no one should refuse to obey the divine commandments since this action will undoubtedly lead to eternal damnation. An obedient person will see the beauty of God forcing man to rest from physical works.

To do unnecessary works on Sundays [and Holy Days] is completely unacceptable unless you starve and don't have the means necessary to support your family. In the richer countries, even going so far as begging or receiving social welfare checks every month is far better than to do unnecessary work on Sundays, since this not only damns yourself, but also damns your employer (unless ignorance excuse him). Your employer will in fact be punished for every single person he has allowed or forced (by threatening with layoffs) to work on Sundays. That can be thousands and thousands of people attacking one man for all eternity! What a horror!

People should of course also try to arrange with their employers that they don't have to work on Sundays [and Holy Days]. Likewise, other work that should or must be done on Sundays, due to one's work, occupation or state (such as tending the sick), can be done. If you have exhausted all the options for not working on Sundays or for receiving an income, for example: looking for another job or moving to another place, or any other lawful means of receiving an income, (like receiving social welfare checks for the support of the necessities for you or your family, as long as this do not imply that you have to compromise your faith or safety in any way,) then you are not obligated to stay away from work and can safely work on Sundays [and Holy Days] as long as it is your last option. Below are some examples of acceptable reasons of why you can work on Sundays.

For example, if you cannot continue home-schooling your children, this would be an acceptable reason with continuing to work on Sundays. Another example would be if you had to move to a bad neighbourhood with much drugs, violence or lasciviousness that would influence you or your family in a sinful way, or if by quitting your work, you may be forced to take another work that is sinful or immoral. This would be another reason to continue to work on Sundays until you have found another work where you are not forced to work on Sundays or forced to put your family's spiritual wellbeing in jeopardy.

This goes to say if the work you do is acceptable before God. If you sin against God or your neighbour by the specific work you do, such as selling, packing or stocking contraception, porn, bad newspapers with immodest images or stories about sex or other sins etc., then you cannot go to that work even if you starve or don't have the means to support yourself or your family. In such cases you have to put your entire trust in God. You cannot be the cause of your brothers mortal sins without yourself being guilty of mortal sin!

Therefore I say to you: Be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. The life is more than the meat: and the body is more than the raiment... seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice: and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Lk. 12:22-24, 27-28, 31)

However, in the poorer countries where there is no chance of getting social welfare or income in any other way, it is totally acceptable to work on Sundays as long as the person must do it in order to survive. Many people do not operate under these conditions but work on Sundays in order to have more money than they need to survive. Yes, many people have the means necessary to stay away from work on Sundays, but only go to work to receive more abundance in riches. This is a clear mortal sin! [Also consider that even poor people in Catholic countries before in time avoided working on Sundays, yet they survived and did not starve. Why is this? Answer: When people honor God and try to please Him, God will bless them in return and give them abundance! In contrast, when people disobey God by working on Sundays and Holy days without necessity, they will loose graces, commit sin and even make a loss in their temporal needs.]

The following example on this [of people working to receive more abundance in riches] can be seen clearer from St. Bridget's revelations, in the book rightly entitled the Book of Questions. It is composed of questions which Our Lord and Judge give wonderful answers to:

“Third question. Again the monk appeared on his ladder as before saying: “Why should I not exalt myself over others, seeing that I am rich?”
“Answer to the third question. The Judge answered: “As to why you must not take pride in riches, I answer: The riches of the world only belong to you insofar as you need them for food and clothing. The world was made for this: that man, having sustenance for his body, might through work and humility return to me, his God, whom he scorned in his disobedience and neglected in his pride. However, if you claim that the temporal goods belong to you, I assure you that you are in effect forcibly usurping for yourself all that you possess beyond your needs. All temporal goods ought to belong to the community and be equally accessible to the needy out of charity.
You usurp for your own superfluous possession things that should be given to others out of compassion. However, many people do own much more than others but in a rational way, and they distribute it in discreet fashion. Therefore, in order not to be accused more severely at the judgment because you received more than others, it is advisable for you not to put yourself ahead of others by acting haughtily and hoarding possessions. As pleasant as it is in the world to have more temporal goods than others and to have them in abundance, it will likewise be terrible and painful beyond measure at the judgment not to have administered in reasonable fashion even licitly held goods.”

“The third commandment is that thou have mind and remember that thou hallow and keep holy thy Sabbath day or Sunday. That is to say, that thou shalt do no work nor operation on the Sunday or holy day, but thou shalt rest from all worldly labour and intend to prayer, and to serve God thy maker, which rested the seventh day of the works that he made in the six days before, in which he made and ordained the world. This commandment accomplish he that keep to his power the peace of his conscience for to serve God more holily. Then this day that the Jews called Sabbath is as much to say as rest. This commandment may no man keep spiritually that is encumbered in his conscience with deadly sin, such a conscience can not be in rest nor in peace as long as he is in such a state. In the stead of the Sabbath day which was straightly kept in the old law, holy church hath established the Sunday in the new law. For our Lord arose from death to life on the Sunday, and therefore we ought to keep it holily, and be in rest from the works of the week before, and to cease of the work of sin, and to intend to do spiritual works, and to follow our Lord beseeching him of mercy and to thank him for his benefits, for they that break the Sunday and the other solemn feasts that be established to be hallowed in holy church, they sin deadly, for they do directly against the commandment of God aforesaid and holy church, but if it be for some necessity that holy church admitteth and granteth. But they sin much more then, that employ the Sunday and the feasts in sins, in lechery, in going to taverns in the service time, in gluttony and drinking drunk, and in other sins, outrages against God. For alas for sorrow I trow there is more sin committed on the Sunday and holy days and feasts than in the other work days. For then be they drunk, fight and slay, and be not occupied virtuously in God’s service as they ought to do. And as God command us to remember and have in mind to keep and hallow the holy day, they that so do sin deadly and observe and keep not this third commandment.” (From the Golden legend or the Lives of the Saints, volume 1, page 122-123)

From the above quote can be learned that man should not do the things on a Sunday that he would do on the other days. The Sunday is intended for God to be kept in holiness. Thus, if the only difference for you on Sundays is that you keep away from servile work, but do not give any of your time to God and instead watch the television etc., what profit is there for you? (It is nothing wrong with walking the dog on a Sunday, or to have sporting activities with friends and family.)

God commanded at least one day off for man so that man could rest from the world and use it for his and his family's spiritual wellbeing, in praying, reading, picnicking and doing other good works for the soul of oneself and the family. You should thus spend the Sunday in abstaining from your own will, such as watching the tv, playing video games, listening to music or the radio, etc., and instead strive to know God in solitude, prayer and meditation.

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