Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Importance of Asking God Questions in Prayer and of Receiving Answers

I don’t know how many others do this, but this should be done by everyone who desires to advance and know God better in their life. Ask God an important question for your life, or for solutions to some trouble you have. Pray the Rosary, asking God to answer you through divine enlightenment, providence and grace. Then, as you go through your day, remain alert for an answer by providence, interpreted by you through grace, faith, and reason. Sometimes it takes a few days. Sometimes you don’t get an answer; in which case, ask a different question.

You can ask very specific questions and get an answer. It is also a good idea, from time to time, to ask broad questions, such as “What is your will for me?” or “What should I do differently in my life?

Be careful not to fall into the trap of imagining that God is confirming your own ideas and preferences. We are all fallen sinners, so we all have the tendency to think that our own understanding or goals are perhaps better than they are in God’s eyes. If God is telling you to keep doing what you are doing, and not to make any changes, and He really seems to have no criticisms or suggestions for improvement, then you are not doing this correctly. That would be just your own selfishness, not the providence and grace of God.

If it is not working for you, try to be more alert to hints from God in events that happen as you go through your day. If it still does not work, then add self-denial to prayer. And make certain that you regularly examine your conscience and go to Confession and Communion, if this is possible.

Be advised that it is easy to misinterpret what God is saying through enlightenment, providence and grace. So do not make any major decisions on this basis, and do not do anything risky. It is also always advisable to have someone to consult in spiritual matters, such as a spiritual guide. And you must ALWAYS put the teachings of the Church on faith, morals, and salvation, and anything clear to reason, above that God seems to be saying in this way.

It is important to follow the points above, to be in a state of grace (or at least, to desire betterment), sincere in prayer, and patient. The signs may show up in unexpected places but when they occur it will immediately be evident that they are the result of prayer.

Another way to do this is ask God a question before praying one of the hours of the Liturgy of Hours (or before any prayer). For big questions about vocations and the like, one of the best things to do is an Ignatian Spiritual retreat that uses the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Prayer for God's Providence

Providence of God, have mercy on me!
Most Precious Providence of God, have mercy on me!
Adorable Providence of God, have mercy on me!
Admirable Providence of God, have mercy on me!
Loving Providence of God, have mercy on me!
Most Holy Providence of God, have mercy on me!
Sanctifying Providence of God, have mercy on me!
Treasured Providence of God, have mercy on me!
Testing Providence of God, have mercy on me!
Penetrating Providence of God, have mercy on me!

Providence of God, You have provided for me, have mercy on me!

Providence of God, You will provide for me, have mercy on me!

Prayer for My Vocation in Life

Behold me at thy feet, O Virgin most kind, seeking to obtain through thee, the most important grace of knowing what I ought to do. I desire nothing but to comply perfectly with the Will of thy Divine Son at every moment of my life. Mother of Good Counsel, let me hear thy voice. It will dispel every doubt that troubles my mind.

I trust in thee, being confident that, since thou art the Mother of my Redeemer, thou wilt also be the Mother of my salvation. If thou, O Mary, wilt not send me a ray of the Divine Sun, what light will enlighten me? Who will direct me if thou refusest, who art the Mother of the uncreated Wisdom!

Listen, then, to my humble prayers. Let me not be lost in my uncertainty and instability; lead me along the straight road that ends in life everlasting, Thou, who art my only hope, and whose hands are full of the riches of virtue and of life, and who dispensest the fruits of honor and holiness. Amen.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Q&A: "I am a homosexual. I don't know what to do. I have suicidal thoughts."

Email question: “Hello, I am a member of the catholic church, but recently I have discovered that I am a homosexual. I don't know what to do. I have suicidal thoughts. Sometimes I feel like I am a pile of sin. Please help me, I don't know what to do with myself.”

Answer: Hello, you are only a homosexual if you accept that you are a homosexual. Reject this perversion with all your will, and even if you are tempted, say to yourself that you do not agree with it and that you don't want this. Also pray to God to deliver you from this inclination.

Do not say: I am a homosexual. Remember, if you do not agree with this and reject it and seek ways to come out of it, then you are not a homosexual.

If you are a member of the Vatican II sect and are living in heresy, then that may be one of many reasons for why you have this inclination. Please see this file for more information on Vatican II and sedevacantism:

If you live in impurity and masturbate or indulge in sinful thoughts, that is also one reason why people are delivered over to perverse and unnatural desires. The same is true for idolatry, i.e., you show excessive love and care for worldly things and people and neglect God.

Please read this article for help and deliverance for overcoming homosexuality:

Also, never lose hope in God and do not despair. So long as you have a will not to be a homosexual and avoid sin and love God then you are not a homosexual and God's friend. It is actually not so hard to be God's friend. Ask yourself, do you have a desire to avoid all sin or not? That is how you will understand if you are God's friend or not. Have hope!

The best way to overcome homosexuality is of course by prayer. If you do not pray for help in overcoming any sin or sinful inclination, do not expect to be successful.

Regarding the Holy Rosary, Sister Lucia told Father Fuentes in a famous 1957 interview:

“Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary. She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary, we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.”

Please read this article from another person who also had problem with sin and said he had lost hope. The recommendations apply as well to you:

Also, you may need to read this article below in order to stop exposing yourself to sexual temptations on the media and internet:

You will find all the instructions on how to surf the internet in a safe way (with image and ad blockers) and also read about the need not to watch secular media, such as the television. If you watch television or surf the internet with images on, you will expose yourself to innumerable temptations and hence expose your chastity. Not only that, but you are also exposing yourself to the occasion of sin and those who do this cannot be saved according to Church teaching.

Pope Innocent XI, Various Errors on Moral Matters #61, March 4, 1679: “He can sometimes be absolved, who remains in a proximate occasion of sinning, which he can and does not wish to omit, but rather directly and professedly seeks or enters into.” – Condemned statement by Pope Innocent XI.

The section in the link above is a bit long but very important, since it deals with avoiding sin and the occasion of sin. People who live in the occasion of sin may be delivered over to such things that you describe and they also expose themselves to impurity and to fall into masturbation and unchaste thoughts, which also is one of the mayor reasons for homosexuality.

Related article:

If there is anything else, let me know.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Traditional Online Mass Options for Sedevacantists and Traditionalists

For those who have no Mass and don't go to Mass on Sunday due to there being no acceptable Mass available or near to them, I will give an easy solution to this problem.

For starters, the best option available would be to view a Mass online -- whether pre-Vatican II or modern. There are many Traditionalists and Sedevacantists Masses streamed online every Sunday and Holy Days, and for those who find such Masses acceptable, they could watch those Masses online in order to receive the graces of Mass.

For those who don't find modern day masses acceptable by Traditionalists/Sedevacantist priests due to doctrinal differences, there are many pre-Vatican II masses available on youtube that can be viewed instead. For example:

I recommend this pre-Vatican II Mass especially since it is not so long and because it also has commentary by Mgr. Fulton J. Sheen so that the viewer will have some understanding of what is happening during the Mass.

"If we only knew how God regards this Sacrifice, we would risk our lives to be present at a single Mass." -- Padre Pio

The Mass gives tremendous graces and it would be tragic to completely miss all those graces. Therefore, have faith in God and pray for the grace to receive the graces of Mass even by watching an online Mass! I believe that if you have faith in God on this point, He will give you the graces of the Mass. After all, if you do watch the Mass already, you are in fact showing to Him that you are intending to go to Mass, or at least, desire it and that you try to do something.

Since it may become boring to watch a Mass online, especially if it is the same Mass you are viewing week after week, it is recommended to pray throughout the entire Mass. I can complete about two Mysteries of the Rosary during the above Mass, and if I did not pray I would perhaps not have the patience to sit through the same video-mass week after week. So not only do you pray more by following this easy advice, but you also (so we hope) receive the tremendous graces of the Mass which otherwise would have been lost!

For those who want more masses, here are two links to two other pre-Vatican II masses: