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Faithful Departed

Amend your life so that you can be one of the faithful departed.

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Have you ever paid specific attention to the way we pray for the dead at Mass? We don’t pray for everyone who has ever died in the history of mankind world without end amen. We pray for those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. We pray in other prayers outside of Mass for the faithful departed — those who departed full of faith.

Why is this? Because the Church recognizes, if not all Her modernist and Church of Nice bishops do, that some humans are damned. As an aside, centuries of Church tradition tell us most of humanity is damned. That’s why the distinction is made in the first place. The Church doesn’t make distinctions where distinctions are not required. There would be no purpose in praying for the faithful departed if the Church believed that everyone went to Heaven, or even if there was a reasonable hope that all men were saved and went to Heaven.

Now when you boil this down,this distinction in how the Church prays for those who have died is quite sobering. When the Church prays for those marked with the sign of faith, when it singles them out, distinguishing those marked, it is distinguishing them from those not marked with the sign of faith. When She prays for the faithful departed, She is not praying for the unfaithful departed. In short, Holy Mother Church is making a distinction between the saved and the damned.

Prayers for those in Hell have no effect. There is no hope for them. Now, the Church doesn’t say which individual souls are in Hell, which specific humans are damned, but She absolutely acknowledges that there are humans there. She acknowledges that in how She prays and what She says.

The damned are now forgotten to us, like they never existed. That’s from our perspective. If we ever encounter them again, it will be the sorriest day of our existence, for it will mean that we too have been damned. We should never mourn the damned for they are the enemies of God. We could and should mourn that they chose what they chose which resulted in their damnation, the result of their free-will choices — but even there, caution is advised.

Their freely chosen damnation is proof of the justice of God. In God’s justice, He gives a soul what the soul wants. He essentially ratifies what the soul has already chosen. He gave humans the ability to choose Him or not Him. When a person chooses not Him, then God is merely fulfilling what the person has chosen as well as His own creative action.

The damned are forever forgotten, not prayed for, unremembered, unknown. The deepest longing of the human soul is to be known in the most complete way of being known it can be — loved for itself, known, understood, embraced, caressed, thought of continually. But this desire remains eternally frustrated in Hell, where the damned are never known, not even by each other or their new and everlasting master, Satan. The just, the elect, the Church Triumphant, the Church Suffering and the Church Militant have no longer any regard for them because they have chosen to separate themselves from the Church forever.

But flip this around for a moment and imagine for a terrifying moment being among the damned. Consider this despite the Church of Nice telling you it isn’t a serious threat. It is most certainly — more certain than the sun rising tomorrow — a serious threat.

Imagine being shut off for all eternity from any compassion, any caring, any concern. Far from no one to ever love you, you would never again know anyone having any concern for you, other than demons torturing you. You would be forever cut off from all care, sympathy; kind words would be replaced by the air being filled with curses and insufferable screams of terror, with your own screams being joined to the others, screams which will never be heard.

But as insufferable as they would be, you would have to suffer them, would have to come to realize, over and over again in a stunning brutal moment of clarity, that this is your lot forever, never ending. And just as you have realized that horror, then you realize it again, and again and again, throwing yourself from one agony to another. And in this nightmare you are forgotten, utterly and completely, and you are trapped forever. And the worm that Our Blessed Lord refers to when He speaks of the worm that dieth not in the fires of Gehenna is the realization that you have done this to yourself.

Love and caring and compassion did not abandon you — you abandoned them. And since you abandoned them, you have willfully placed yourself outside of the loving embrace of Jesus Christ and His Holy Bride, the Catholic Church, outside of which there is only Hell. The joyful strains of heavenly choirs will be poison to your ears. The happiness of the elect will cause you to writhe in agony because this could have been yours.

And you will live forever knowing there will never again be anyone or anything to love you. You will never be mourned for, cared for, even remembered. You are now totally forgotten because you have not the sign of faith and were among the unfaithful departed.

Amend your lives, all of us, while we still have breath and can change this outcome. It is not sealed until we die, but when we die, it is sealed forever.

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Virgo Clemens

h“The Christian faithful are those who, inasmuch as they have been incorporated in Christ through Baptism, have been constituted as the people of God; for this reason, since they have become sharers in Christ’s priestly, prophetic, and royal office in their own manner, they are called to exercise the mission which God has entrusted to the Church to fulfill in the world, in accord with the condition proper to each one.”

“In virtue of their rebirth in Christ there exists among all the Christian faithful a true equality with regard to dignity and the activity whereby all cooperate in the building up of the Body of Christ in accord with each one’s own condition and function.”

The very differences which the Lord has willed to put between the members of his body serve its unity and mission. For “in the Church there is diversity of ministry but unity of mission…

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Photo:  Congresswomen Elise Stefanik 21st District of New York

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York’s 21st District in the House of Representatives where she is a Member of both the Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. On the House Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Stefanik serves as Vice-Chair for the Subcommittee on Readiness. On the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Congresswoman Stefanik serves on the Subcommittees on Workforce Protections and Higher Education and Workforce Training. She was elected by her freshman peers in the 114th Congress to serve as the Freshman Representative to the Policy Committee where she is the Chair of the Millennial Task Force. Congresswoman Stefanik is proudly the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in United States history.

Among her first term initiatives, Congresswoman Stefanik:

  • Successfully led the New York State delegation in saving Fort Drum from up to 16,000 military personnel cuts due to sequestration.
  • Helped the House Pass the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act — bipartisan legislation that would reduce burdensome federal regulations to help our small businesses grow.
  • Authored the Be Open Act – legislation that passed the House of Representatives and was signed into law by the President. This is the largest fix to ObamaCare of 2015 and repeals the auto-enrollment mandate that reduces choices in health coverage and has created confusion that can lead to significant tax penalties on both the employer and employee.
  • Introduced the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act — bipartisan legislation developed from her higher education roundtables that will help students complete a postsecondary education quickly and at a lower cost.
  • Helped pass the Bipartisan Budget Act – a two year budget agreement that lifted the devastating defense sequester cuts and put an end to crisis-to-crisis governing.
  • Was the sole freshman negotiator on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and fought hard to include language to help protect and strengthen Fort Drum.
  • Brought a new commitment to transparency to Congress, posting her legislative votes to Facebook and keeping her website updated with her legislative work and public schedule.

Prior to winning her election to Congress overwhelmingly by over 20 points, Congresswoman Stefanik worked at her family’s small business called Premium Plywood Products that was founded in Upstate New York over twenty years ago. Growing up in her family’s small business, she learned, lived and understands the values of hard work, perseverance, challenges, and risk that go along with building, operating and growing small businesses that provide jobs in today’s Upstate economy.

Congresswoman Stefanik’s policy focus includes:

  • Creating jobs and economic opportunities for small businesses and hard working families in Upstate New York.
  • Reducing the out-of-control tax and regulatory burdens facing small businesses by reforming the tax code to be flatter and fairer and eliminating red tape.
  • Repealing Obamacare and replacing it with common sense solutions to lower health care costs and improve quality and access.
  • Fighting for fiscal responsibility by balancing the budget and protecting and preserving entitlements.
  • Supporting Upstate farmers – the backbone of our North Country communities.
  • Protecting Fort Drum and advocating for veterans and military families.
  • Pursuing energy policies that help North Country families and businesses.
  • Finding solutions for hard working North Country families to help make education higher quality and more affordable.
  • Promoting and strengthening U.S.-Canadian trade relations.

Congresswoman Stefanik served as Director of Vice Presidential Debate Prep to Paul Ryan where she oversaw all debate preparations for the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. She served as Director of Communications for the Foreign Policy Initiative, which launched Defending Defense, a coalition of think tanks warning of the dangers of the sequester.

From 2006 – 2009, Congresswoman Stefanik served in the West Wing of the White House as part of President George W. Bush’s Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Chief of Staff’s office where she assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues.

As the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college, Congresswoman Stefanik graduated with Honors from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, the largest political undergraduate organization.

Congresswoman Stefanik was born and raised in Upstate New York. She graduated cum laude from Albany Academy for Girls, the oldest continuous all girls’ school in the country. She lives in Willsboro, NY where her family has had a home since she was 3.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York’s 21st District in the House of Representatives where she is a Member of both the Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. On the House Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Stefanik serves as Vice-Chair for the Subcommittee on Readiness. On the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Congresswoman Stefanik serves on the Subcommittees on Workforce Protections and Higher Education and Workforce Training. She was elected by her freshman peers in the 114th Congress to serve as the Freshman Representative to the Policy Committee where she is the Chair of the Millennial Task Force. Congresswoman Stefanik is proudly the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in United States history.

Among her first term initiatives, Congresswoman Stefanik:

  • Successfully led the New York State delegation in saving Fort Drum from up to 16,000 military personnel cuts due to sequestration.
  • Helped the House Pass the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act — bipartisan legislation that would reduce burdensome federal regulations to help our small businesses grow.
  • Authored the Be Open Act – legislation that passed the House of Representatives and was signed into law by the President. This is the largest fix to ObamaCare of 2015 and repeals the auto-enrollment mandate that reduces choices in health coverage and has created confusion that can lead to significant tax penalties on both the employer and employee.
  • Introduced the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act — bipartisan legislation developed from her higher education roundtables that will help students complete a postsecondary education quickly and at a lower cost.
  • Helped pass the Bipartisan Budget Act – a two year budget agreement that lifted the devastating defense sequester cuts and put an end to crisis-to-crisis governing.
  • Was the sole freshman negotiator on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and fought hard to include language to help protect and strengthen Fort Drum.
  • Brought a new commitment to transparency to Congress, posting her legislative votes to Facebook and keeping her website updated with her legislative work and public schedule.

Prior to winning her election to Congress overwhelmingly by over 20 points, Congresswoman Stefanik worked at her family’s small business called Premium Plywood Products that was founded in Upstate New York over twenty years ago. Growing up in her family’s small business, she learned, lived and understands the values of hard work, perseverance, challenges, and risk that go along with building, operating and growing small businesses that provide jobs in today’s Upstate economy.

Congresswoman Stefanik’s policy focus includes:

  • Creating jobs and economic opportunities for small businesses and hard working families in Upstate New York.
  • Reducing the out-of-control tax and regulatory burdens facing small businesses by reforming the tax code to be flatter and fairer and eliminating red tape.
  • Repealing Obamacare and replacing it with common sense solutions to lower health care costs and improve quality and access.
  • Fighting for fiscal responsibility by balancing the budget and protecting and preserving entitlements.
  • Supporting Upstate farmers – the backbone of our North Country communities.
  • Protecting Fort Drum and advocating for veterans and military families.
  • Pursuing energy policies that help North Country families and businesses.
  • Finding solutions for hard working North Country families to help make education higher quality and more affordable.
  • Promoting and strengthening U.S.-Canadian trade relations.

Congresswoman Stefanik served as Director of Vice Presidential Debate Prep to Paul Ryan where she oversaw all debate preparations for the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. She served as Director of Communications for the Foreign Policy Initiative, which launched Defending Defense, a coalition of think tanks warning of the dangers of the sequester.

From 2006 – 2009, Congresswoman Stefanik served in the West Wing of the White House as part of President George W. Bush’s Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Chief of Staff’s office where she assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues.

As the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college, Congresswoman Stefanik graduated with Honors from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, the largest political undergraduate organization.

Congresswoman Stefanik was born and raised in Upstate New York. She graduated cum laude from Albany Academy for Girls, the oldest continuous all girls’ school in the country. She lives in Willsboro, NY where her family has had a home since she was 3.

 

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Published on Jun 14, 2016

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Bloggers Note:  This is one of the most prophetic documents of the Modern Times you will probably read regarding your Universal Christian Faith:

PASCENDI DOMINICI GREGIS

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X
ON THE DOCTRINES OF THE MODERNISTS

“Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction.

The office divinely committed to Us of feeding the Lord’s flock has especially this duty assigned to it by Christ, namely, to guard with the greatest vigilance the deposit of the faith delivered to the saints, rejecting the profane novelties of words and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called. There has never been a time when this watchfulness of the supreme pastor was not necessary to the Catholic body; for, owing to the efforts of the enemy of the human race, there have never been lacking “men speaking perverse things” (Acts xx. 30), “vain talkers and seducers” (Tit. i. 10), “erring and driving into error” (2 Tim. iii. 13). Still it must be confessed that the number of the enemies of the cross of Christ has in these last days increased exceedingly, who are striving, by arts, entirely new and full of subtlety, to destroy the vital energy of the Church, and, if they can, to overthrow utterly Christ’s kingdom itself. Wherefore We may no longer be silent, lest We should seem to fail in Our most sacred duty, and lest the kindness that, in the hope of wiser counsels, We have hitherto shown them, should be attributed to forgetfulness of Our office.”

For full Encyclical See Here: http://w2.vatican.va/content/pius-x/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-x_enc_19070908_pascendi-dominici-gregis.html

For More Information on Pius X:

Perhaps nowhere in the history of the Church is there a better example of a man possessed of so many of the saintly virtues—piety, charity, deep humility, pastoral zeal, and simplicity—than in one of the newest of God’s elect, St. Pius X. Yet the parish priest of Tombolo, who remained a country priest at heart throughout his life, faced the problems and evils of a strife-torn world with the spiritual fervor of a crusader. The inscription on his tomb in the crypt of the basilica of St. Peter’s gives the most eloquent testimony to a life spent in the service of God:

“Born poor and humble of heart,
Undaunted champion of the Catholic faith,
Zealous to restore all things in Christ,
Crowned a holy life with a holy death.”

See Life Story here:  http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/PIUSX.htm

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Bloggers Opinion:  As a Christian I disagree with the  “trans activist” Mischa Haider who wrote the op-ed in the Huffington Post against those of the Christian world and others in disagreement regarding sexual orientation.  There are still unanswered questions regarding sexual orientation in my opinion that have been disregarded.  I’m still not convinced against the Christian  position regarding this malady.  I have yet to see concrete scientific data and studies.  I have investigated on my own as a laywoman since coming back to the church and have seen nothing concrete on this subject.  I have witnessed only an emotional driven agenda motivated by political news stories for the Gay Agenda. Nothing from the biological world. I want facts.  If I was suffering from a malady I would want someone to point this out these facts to me if I was suffering from some form of malady similar to this. I am in agreement we have a dark side and light side in the human world.

See You Tube Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NyX5CxGraE

News Story Quote:

“Although Pope Francis has never encouraged violence toward anyone for their sexual orientation, his remarks are interpreted as “encouraging intolerance” simply because he stands by the biblical injunction against homosexual relations as sinful and contrary to God’s plan for humanity.

But after going through a laundry list of her least favorite Christians, blaming them all for the actions of a lone gunman in an Orlando nightclub, what Haider fails to do is to point her finger at the ideology that truly stands behind the massacre: radical Islam.

The closest Ms. Haider ever comes is to vaguely mention ISIS in a list of “hate groups and terror groups,” ridiculously and offensively placing the American Family Association next to ISIS and the Ku Klux Klan, as if they were somehow similar and equally responsible.

Haider studiously avoids mentioning that the Islamic State has publicly taken responsibility for the massacre that killed at least 50 people.

“The armed attack that targeted a gay night club in the city of Orlando in the American state of Florida which left over 100 people dead or injured was carried out by an Islamic State fighter,” said the Islamic State’s Amaq news agency on Sunday.

She also omits the fact that federal authorities identified the shooter as 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a communication with law enforcement before he was killed by police.

For Full News Article above see here: 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/06/13/huffpo-blames-everybody-radical-islam-orlando-carnage/

 

 

 

 

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Published on Jun 12, 2016

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