Apparitions and Messages of Our Lady of Akita (1973 – 1981)

In 1984, just before retiring at a venerable age, the diocesan Bishop of Niigata, Bishop John Shojiro Ito, in consultation with the Holy See, wrote a pastoral letter in which he recognized as being authentically of the Mother of God, the extraordinary series of events that had taken place from 1973 to 1981 in a little lay convent within his diocese, at Akita, Japan. Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), in June 1988, approved the Akita events as “reliable and worthy of belief”. In fact the Philippine ambassador to the Vatican, in 1998 spoke to Cardinal Ratzinger about Akita and the[…]

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St. Alphonsus Mary De Ligouri

On The Number Of Sins Beyond Which God Pardons No More

Non tentabis Dominum Deum tuum Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God – Matt., 4:7 A sermon by St. Alphonsus Mary De Ligouri (1696-1787), Bishop and Doctor of the Church. St. Francis Jerome, when he visited the parents of St. Alphonsus shortly after his birth, made this prophecy: “This child will be blessed with length of days; he shall not see death before his ninetieth year; he will be a bishop and will do great things for Jesus Christ.” This prophecy certainly came true. One of the most accomplished of all the saints is Alphonsus Liguori. He was a[…]

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Pope Pius XI

On the True Meaning of Religious Unity and Unity of the Church

From Pope Pius XI on the true meaning of Religious Unity MORTALIUM ANIMOS, ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XI, JANUARY 6, 1928 On the correct understanding of Christian and religious unity, and the growth of the “ecumenical” and “interfaith” movement that was starting in his time, Pope Pius XI warned… “When the question of promoting unity among Christians is under consideration many are easily deceived by the semblance of good. … Yet beneath the coaxing words there is concealed an error so great that it would destroy utterly the foundations of the Catholic Faith.” “They, therefore, who profess themselves Christians cannot, We think, but believe[…]

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Virgin Mary crushing dragon

Marks of False Devotion to Virgin Mary

From “The True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin” by Saint Louis-Marie De Montfort. Now that we have established these five basic truths, it is all the more necessary to make the right choice of the true devotion to our Blessed Lady, for now more than ever there are false devotions to her which can easily be mistaken for true ones. The devil, like a counterfeiter and crafty, experienced deceiver, has already misled and ruined many Christians by means of fraudulent devotions to our Lady. Day by day he uses his diabolical experience to lead many more to their doom, fooling them,[…]

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Jesus Christ the King

When the Son of Man comes, will He find Faith on Earth?

In this treacherous and Godless world we live in, we may well wonder how it is possible to maintain a prayer life and to seek to live in unity with Christ, while corruption and immorality run rampant in all corners. We see pictures and hear stories of long ago when priests were recognizable in their cassocks, nuns in full habit were aiding souls in hospitals and schools, confession lines were long and satisfied by the presence of good, holy priests thirsting to bring countless souls to God. It’s going to be the toughest time in the history of the world[…]

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Fear of God

The Fear of the LORD is the Beginning of Wisdom

Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill”  Matthew 5:17 Where is the fear of God? Who in his right mind dares to go contrary to the WORD of GOD? God has said in Leviticus 18:22: “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”  Leviticus 20:13: “If any one lie with a man as with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them”. And in Romans 1: 18-32[…]

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