Q. What’s wrong with the world?
A. “What is wrong is that we do not ask what is right.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1910.
Q. What is the surest test of a man’s love of God?
A. “A man’s love of the Church is the surest test of his love of God.” The Most Precious Blood by Fr. Frederic Faber.
Q. What did Pope Pius XII say about the future need to stay at home for true Catholics?
A. “We think it is Our duty to repeat this public declaration now and to request you to preserve the unity of faith among your faithful by every possible means…You should remind them to beware of these treacherous enemies of the flock of Christ and their poisoned foods. They should TOTALLY SHUN their religious celebrations, their buildings, and their chairs of pestilence, which they have with impunity established to transmit the sacred teachings. THEY SHOULD SHUN THEIR WRITINGS AND ALL CONTACT WITH THEM. THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE DEALINGS OR MEETINGS WITH USURPING PRIESTS AND APOSTATES FROM THE FAITH WHO DARE TO EXERCISE THE DUTIES OF AN ECCLESIASTICAL MINISTER WITHOUT POSSESSING A LEGITIMATE MISSION OR ANY JURISDICTION. THEY SHOULD AVOID THEM AS STRANGERS AND THIEVES WHO COME ONLY TO STEAL, SLAY AND DESTROY…For the Church’s children should consider the proper action to preserve the most precious treasure of FAITH…without which it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God, as well as action calculated to achieve the goal of faith, that is the salvation of their souls, by FOLLOWING THE STRAIGHT ROAD OF JUSTICE,” (Pope Pius IX, Encyclical, Graves Ac Diuturnae, March 23, 1875, no. 4;
Q. Isn’t it a Church Commandment one must receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once during the Easter season?
A. The Catholic Encyclopedia explains that reception of the Eucharist is not by necessity of means (“an imperative must”)…the Catholic Church denies the Eucharist is necessary as a means to salvation…(it) is a precept; when the precept cannot be fulfilled, …[it] simply ceases,” (ex: sickness excuses from attendance at Holy Mass).
Cardinal Manning (one of the instrumental theologians at Vatican I and favorite of Pope Pius IX): “The Holy Fathers who have written upon the subject of Antichrist and the prophecies of Daniel — all of them unanimously — say that in the latter end of the world, during the reign of Antichrist, the Holy Sacrifice of the altar will cease.”— The Present Crisis of the Holy See The devil has succeed, by means of heretics, abolished the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as a punishment for the sins of men, according to the prediction of Daniel, ‘And strength was given him against the continual sacrifice.”