Note from Ville Hietanen (Jerome) of and Currently, I (but not my brother of the “prophecyfilm12” mail) have updated many of my old believes to be more in line with Vatican II and I no longer adhere to the position that Vatican II or the Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists or various Traditionalists Groups and Peoples etc. or the various teachings, Saints and adherents to Vatican II (and other canonized by Vatican II) such as Saint Mother Theresa or Saint Pope John Paul II etc. was heretical or damned or not Catholic (or not the Pope) – or that they are unworthy of this title. I have also embraced the sexual views on marriage of Vatican II, and I no longer adhere to the strict interpretations as expressed on this website and on my other websites. To read more of my views, see these articles: Some corrections: Why I no longer condemn others or judge them as evil I did before. Why I no Longer Reject Vatican II and the Traditional Catholic Priests or Receiving Sacraments from Them (On Baptism of Desire, Baptism of Blood, Natural Family Planning, Una Cum etc.) Q&A: Damnation and Eternal Torments for Our Children and Beloved Ones is "True" and "Good" but Salvation for Everyone is "Evil" and a "Heresy"?

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July, 2019: Note from Ville Hietanen (Jerome): Currently, I have updated many of my believes to be more in line with Vatican II and I do no longer adhere to the position that Vatican II is heretical, or that Saints and adherents to Vatican II (and other canonized by Vatican II) such as Mother Theresa was heretical or damned – or that they are unworthy of this title. Why have I changed position? That is simply because damnation is something evil, and because Vatican II is more open for universal salvation, whereas the pre-Vatican II Church was not.

For more information on this topic, and why damnation is evil and why the Vatican II Church teaches something good with being more open to universal salvation, see this post:

July, 2019: Note from Ville Hietanen (Jerome): I have changed many of my old positions and do no longer adhere to the strict interpretation as expressed in many of our articles. Now I follow the Doctors, Saints and Theologians of the Church, my conscience, and the teaching of St. Alphonsus, which teaches us that it is the law of conscience that determines whether and uncertain action is lawful or not. Therefore, if you feel good in your conscience about approaching this or that priest (even a Vatican II priest) then you can do so. Therefore, if a position is uncertain or unclear to you (such as Baptism of Desire or Blood), do what you think is right according to your conscience. No one can force you to embrace an uncertain position under pain of sin, and therefore, do not worry about approaching a priest you feel good about approaching, if you feel you need to receive the consolations of mass and the sacraments from this priest.

Please read this article, which more fully explains the situation to another questioner:

Even though I said in the article above that the Vatican II priests are not validly ordained, I in fact am not sure that this is the case anymore. Therefore, you may have a different opinion, or you may share this position. Many in the traditional camp have varied positions on this topic, and no one can force the other to accept his or her position under pain of sin. Therefore, follow your conscience and do what you think is right.

So the the question as to where you should go to mass I answer: Go to any mass or priest that you feel good about approaching according to your conscience. If you feel it is right to go to this or that mass and receive the sacraments from this or that priest, then do so. Your conscience is clean, and that is all that matters.

Concerning our "group exposed" topic. This was the expression of my old beliefs, but is also the still current beliefs of my other old co-worker (or co-owner of the websites) that I have come to distance myself from. Even though the owner of the "prophecyfilm12" mail address still espouses those same views (the strict) I do not, and I would tell you that they are Catholics (those who believe in Baptism of Desire and Blood, NFP and Una Cum etc.) and that they can be approached for the sacraments and mass if you feel good about doing so and you believe this is the right and Catholic choice.

One will simply not become a heretic for embracing (even obstinately) Baptism of Desire or Blood when saints and even popes and the Church tacitly approves of it and even formally approves of it in its teachings (such as in Code of Canon Laws and Catechisms and Theological Manuals and Books). So the Church teaches baptism of desire and blood (but not perhaps dogmatically in the sense MHFM and others would like to have it), but we are heretics for believing in it? No, that is not true. If Pope Pius XII could believe in and teach Baptism of Desire and even NFP (which he did) then so can we. And it does not matter if we know better or have been "corrected" by others, such as by groups such as ourselves or MHFM, - for we are entitled to our own opinion on this matter if we desire to adhere to the teachings of the Saints and Pope Pius XII who all taught Baptism of Desire. Only when the Church has formally condemned Baptism of Desire and Blood or NFP (and such like controversial topics) and not given any more room for doubt, would it be unlawful to embrace those positions. But has this happened? Has Popes really condemned Baptism of Desire in name so that there are no arguments among Catholics about what is the truth? No, they have not! Why else all the arguments and differences in opinions? Popes such as Pius XII even spoke of BOD as Doctrine. So what does it tell us? That the Pope did not view the quotes as we (as in my old views) or MHFM does. It is easy to take a dogma or encyclical and just interpret it 100% strict and even dismiss all Saints and Theologians of the Church, but it is not wise to do so. When all the Theologians and Doctors of the Church teach Baptism of Desire and Blood, then we need to listen. If none of them interprets the dogmas as we or MHFM does, then we are free to accept their explanations and reject that of others. And it does not matter how convincing MHFM or anyone else is or however much they condemn you, - if you are uncertain (and you have aright to be and remain uncertain, for the Church does not teach that you must accept the explanation of random people) and your conscience feel good about adhering to Baptism of Blood or Desire (both of which are doctrines which the Church approved theologians teaches), you are free to adhere to their explanations. I suppose even you see the logic and reason in this position, i.e, that you are free to embrace the approved theologians' position on any topic that your conscience agrees with, and reject the position (or feel uncertain about without incurring sin) the position of non-approved sources, until the Church has formally and undeniably settled this matter.

If Thomas Aquinas (approved Saint and Doctor of the Church) could be saved believing in Baptism of Desire, then so can you, even if we or MHFM condemns you, since you are entitled to be unsure when the Church seems to contradict Herself by both teaching and condemning it, - if you now believe the doctrine could be condemned. Otherwise, the true explanation is that Baptism of Desire is not condemned, and that MHFM and others are over-interpreting the encyclicals and councils.

In conclusion: On topics that are uncertain and unsettled or sensitive (such as mass or the sacraments) follow your conscience and ask the advice of others, such as priests and friends, and do not only strictly follow the strict interpretations of online theologians that often over-interprets things.

You have a right to be uncertain and to adhere to something that you believe is true. Therefore, do not worry about going to a specific priest or mass if you desire to do this. If your conscience is clean on this topic, you are acting right.

June, 2019: Note: None of the teachings on our site must be deemed absolutely infallibly or true, and the reader must be advised to follow his own conscience. Even if our teachings proclaim this or that position to be true (according to our own interpretation), the reader must understand that this is our own private interpretation of Saint quotes and Church teachings, Dogmas and Encyclicals. Whatever the case may be, always follow what you think the Church teaches on any matter; and do not trust blindly on what is taught on our site – even if our position may seem true and infallible! (You may, however, follow what we teach blindly if you think this is the true position.) If you have worries about any position, ask a knowledgeable friend or priest for guidance; and if you have further concerns, ask another priest or even several priests to see what he thinks about this or that position. No one can be forced to believe in any position that is uncertain or disputed among Catholics (such as Baptism of Desire, Natural Family Planning, Una Cum, Sexual Morality in Marriage or Mass Attendance etc.), and the reader must be advised to follow his conscience. So if you think any position is uncertain or unclear according to your own conscience, make a reasonable judgment, and then ask for advice, or continue to study the issue until you have made a right judgment – according to your conscience. Also, if you feel good about adhering to the approved theologians' positions (such as on Baptism of Desire or Blood which they all teach is a doctrine), then go for it.

Even though Natural Family Planning, Sensual Kisses and Touches are condemned in this article as a mortal sin, this position is false, and I do no longer adhere to it. Both pre-and-post Vatican II theologians teach that such acts (Natural Family Planning & kisses and touches that arouses lust) are licit in marriage and the marriage act, and as a preparation for the marriage act, provided the acts are made with a good conscience and for the sake of love.

McHugh and Callan's Moral Theology (vol. II): A Complete Course, sec. 2510 e, p. 522: "Hence, the rule as to married persons is that venereal kisses and other such acts are lawful when given with a view to the exercise of the lawful marriage act and kept within the bounds of decency and moderation; that they are sinful, gravely or lightly according to the case, when unbecoming or immoderate; that they are venially sinful, on account of the inordinate use of a thing lawful in itself (85 a), when only pleasure is intended; that they are mortally sinful, when they tend to pollution, whether solitary or not solitary, for then they are acts of lewdness."

St. Alphonsus Liguori, Moral Theology, Books 2-3, Kindle Locations 1151-1167: "25.—Quaeritur: II. Whether spouses are permitted to take delectation in the conjugal act, even if the other spouse were not present? The Salamancans (de matr. c. 15, p. 6, n. 90) with Navarre, Sa, Roncaglia, etc., (cited by Croix, l. 6, p. 3, n. 537) reject this when the delectation takes place with a commotion of the spirits, because they say such a commotion is not licit for spouses unless it were ordered to copulation. But Roncaglia and the Salamancans do not speak congruently, for they themselves admit (ibid. n. 84; Roncaglia tr. 12, p. 296, q. 6, r. 11 with St. Antoninus, Conc. Diana, and it is a common opinion, as we will say in book 6, de matrimonio, n. 933), that unchaste touches (which certainly cannot be done without a great deal of arousal) among spouses, provided the danger of pollution is absent, are licit, at least they are not gravely illicit, even if they are done only for pleasure and hardly ordered to copulation. I say, therefore, why is it not the same thing to speak about delectation? This is why I regard Busembaum’s opinion as probable, which says it is permitted for spouses to take delectation, even carnally, from carnal relations they have had or are going to have, as long as the danger of pollution is always absent. The reason is, because (exactly as the Salamancans say in tr. 9, c. 15, p. 6, n. 84 when speaking about unchaste touches) the very state of matrimony renders all these things licit; otherwise the matrimonial state would be exposed to excessive scruples. Besides, Bonacina, Sanchez, Lessius and Diana hold this opinion, with Busembaum (as above, n. 23, in fine), St. Antoninus (p. 1, tit. 5, c. 1 §6.), Cajetan, (1.2. q. 74, art. 8 ad 4), Coninck (d. 34, dub. 11, concl. 1), Croix (l. 6, p. 5, num. 337) with Gerson, Suarez, Laymann and a great many others; likewise Vasquez, Aversa, etc., cited by the Salamancans (ibid. n. 89 and 90), who think it is probable. St. Thomas also favors this opinion in question 15 of de malo, art. 2, ad 17, where he says that for spouses, just as sexual relations are licit, so also delectation from them."

One concerned reader wrote: "If your prior position really was that any and all kissing/touching between husband and wife was mortally sinful, that was clearly wrong and overly scrupulous, but the two excerpts cited make it clear that unchaste behavior between husband and wife isn't good. I suppose you were being bombarded with questions from unchaste people who became very worried about their sorry states, but you should clarify to them that just because something has become licit doesn't mean that it is now good. It is definitely possible to still commit mortal sin through kissing and fondling between husband and wife! You should make the danger of venial sin more clear to your readers. The husband is supposed to love his wife like Christ loves the Church. In making corrections you should not fall into the trap of human respect, you should correct your over-scrupulosity without catering to the lust-filled lecherous couples that may pester you."

Short answer: "I agree with that lustful kisses and touches can lead to lust and sinful behavior that goes against honorable love and a good conscience, and I will update the articles in the future to better express all concerns. However I do not agree with that it is a mortal sin since the Church explicitly teaches us these acts are lawful. Can something that is lawful become mortal? Only with a bad conscience, I suppose. (But even with a bad conscience, there may be no sin.) Otherwise, they should remain free of sin even if there is lust involved."

  • THE INCREDIBLE EFFICACY AND POWER OF THE ‘HAIL MARY’ – ONE HAIL MARY – Friday, July 27, 2018: Millions of Catholics often say the Hail Mary. Some repeat it hastily not even thinking on the words they are saying. These following words may help some say it more thoughtfully. “One Hail Mary well said fills the heart of Our Lady with delight and obtains for us indescribably great graces. One Hail Mary well said gives us more graces than a thousand thoughtlessly said.” St. Jerome tells us that “the truths contained in the Hail Mary are so sublime, so wonderful that no man or Angel could fully understand them.” The Hail Mary is like a mine of gold that we can always take from but never exhaust. Is it hard to say the Hail Mary well? All we have to do is to know its value and understand its meaning. Will you Praise God by honouring Our Lady and pray one “Hail Mary” today? Just one my friend, just one “Hail Mary devoutly said…”

  • ON HYPOCRISY AND INTENTION, AND ALSO TO AVOID DANGEROUS OCCASIONS OF SIN – Wednesday, July 25, 2018: "Why do you tempt me, ye hypocrites?"—St. Matt, xxii. 18.----What was it in the conduct of these Pharisees that made our Lord send them away unanswered and unsatisfied? If we listen to their words, there is nothing in what they said but what was most true and appropriate. They told our Lord that they knew that He was a true speaker, that He taught the way of God in truth, that He cared for no man and did not regard the person of men. Could anything be better said than that? And yet He who came to be the light of men dismissed these fine talkers still wrapped in darkness and ignorance. What is the reason for this treatment—a treatment so different to that which our Lord generally gave to those who came to Him?....

  • GREAT QUOTES ABOUT THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AND THE ROSARY – Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Quotes from our Blessed Mother Mary, the Saints, Pope’s and several scholars. “Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.” (Saint Louis de Montfort) “Continue to pray the Rosary every day.” (Our Lady of Fatima to Sister Lucia) “You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.” (Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche) “Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” (Pope Pius IX) “If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.” (Blessed Alan de la Roche) “The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.” (Saint Francis de Sales) “When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.” (Saint Louis de Montfort) etc. Visit the link above for more great and important quotes on the importance of the Rosary and the Hail Mary.

  • Q&A: On Buying things from non-Catholics; On Evangelization and being ashamed, and of not knowing what to do or say etc. – Monday, April 16, 2018: Question: “Hello - 1. It is a sin to donate to heretics but is it also a sin to buy books and other articles from them? ... 2. How can I evangelise? I feel that to evangelise one must be intelligent and have studied apologetics and theology /philosophy. But I have a weak mind. I also don't know how to reply on the spur of the moment (immediately). 3. With atheists one may try to prove creation and miracles but what about pagans /protestants? I am afraid to say outright that they must convert, for fear of persecution. By this I am losing many graces and possibly any chance of being saved. I am afraid that because I was ashamed of Christ, He too will be ashamed of me. What should I do? Regards.”

  • Q&A: Does Song of Songs teach that oral sex is permissible between husband and wife? And is Song of Songs to be interpreted in physical intimate way rather than in a spiritual intimate way? – Friday, April 6, 2018: Question/Objection: "Songs of Solomon talks about caressing and kissing and so on. Notice in Song 2:3 that it says, "...and his fruit was sweet to my taste." Obviously, this involves very intimate experience. Tasting one another can have a wide variety of applications. It appears that this is a veiled way of alluding to oral sex. Therefore, oral sex is permissible between a husband and wife." Answer: This person, of course, presents no real evidence for his assertion to support oral sex in the bible except for his own private interpretation of the bible (a practise which the Church also condemns). As Catholics should know, Catholics are not permitted to interpret the bible by themselves in opposition to Church teaching. What the Church teaches is clear, since both Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Doctors of the Church, condemns oral sex as a mortal sin and as an unnatural sexual act (see appendix at the end of the article). And the Church has formally approved of Saint Thomas Aquinas’ and Alphonsus’ teachings. It is not coincidental that in this day and age when almost all are heretics, many people are falsely interpreting King Solomon’s Song of Songs and Proverbs in a literal way instead of a figurative way (as the Holy Fathers did) that signify the spiritual relationship between God and the soul, Christ and the Church, and Christ and Our Lady. The Fathers never interpreted the Song of Songs or any other book of the Bible as a glorification of sex, and they unanimously rejected and condemned those wicked and lustful people who tried to excuse their unnatural sensuality by perverting the Holy Scripture for the sake of their own selfishness. ... As we will see, the Church Fathers unanimously teaches that King Solomon’s Song of Songs and Proverbs must be interpreted in a figurative way instead of in a literal way, thus making this doctrine infallibly true (i.e., that the Song is to be interpreted spiritually) according to the Councils of Trent and Vatican I. The Church Fathers, well aware of the seemingly fleshly words and sexuality present in the Song of Songs, generally cautioned against reading it until a ‘mature spirituality’ had been obtained, lest the Song be misunderstood and lead the reader into temptation. Origen says, “I advise and counsel everyone who is not yet rid of the vexations of flesh and blood and has not ceased to feel the passion of his bodily nature, to refrain completely from reading this little book.” (Origen, Commentary on the Song of Songs, cited in Anchor Bible Commentary Song of Songs 117) [Visit link to continue reading lots of more interesting quotations on the subject.]

  • Q&A: “Is it Moral for the Wife to climax outside the Natural Marital Act”? “Can Catholic Spouses use Masturbation in the Context of Natural Intercourse”? – Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Neither the husband, nor the wife, may act, in any way, so as to deliberately climax outside of natural intercourse (such as by mutual masturbation, either in context of the act, or outside the act). This doctrine was taught by Pope Pius XII in his speech to the Address to the Second World Congress on Fertility and Sterility (19 May 1956): “By the force of this law of nature, the human person does not possess the right and power to the full exercise of the sexual faculty, directly intended, except when he performs the conjugal act [the normal marital act] according to the norms defined and imposed by nature itself. Outside of this natural act, it is not even given within the matrimonial right itself to enjoy this sexual faculty fully. These are the limits to the particular right of which we are speaking, and they circumscribe its use according to nature.” “What has been said up to this point concerning the intrinsic evil of any full use of the generative power outside the natural conjugal act applies in the same way when the acts are of married persons or of unmarried persons, whether the full exercise of the genital organs is done by the man or the woman, or by both parties acting together; whether it is done by manual touches or by the interruption of the conjugal act; for this is always an act contrary to nature and intrinsically evil.” It is not true, as many persons claim, that the wife’s climax, being (as they say) unrelated to procreation, can be obtained by any means, outside of the natural marital act. This idea was condemned by the Magisterium in the above words of Pope Pius XII. Such an act is “contrary to nature” and “intrinsically evil”. Even married persons do not have the right to the “full exercise of the sexual faculty”, meaning real sexual acts and acts to climax, other than in natural marital relations. [Visit link to continue reading.]

  • Q&A: “Can Catholic Married Couples Use Sex Toys, Such As A Vibrator Or Phallic Device”? – Tuesday, April 3, 2018: No, they cannot. The use of sexual devices (“sex toys” or “marital aids”), even in marriage, is gravely immoral. There are a number of reasons why this type of act is intrinsically evil and morally illicit. First, this type of sexual act is non-natural, non-unitive and non-procreative. And the Magisterium teaches that each and every sexual act in a marriage must be natural, unitive and procreative. Thus, any sexual act which is inherently non-natural, non-unitive or inherently non-procreative is intrinsically evil. Second, a sexual act does not cease to be a sexual act, if climax is lacking. Such devices cannot be used as mere “stimulation” prior to the natural marital act. The normal performance of the marital sexual act itself does not justify “all the rest, in whatever way it is done”, such as in acts done “in the preparation” (foreplay). And St. Alphonsus Liguori teaches that sodomy is still sodomy if climax is lacking (Moral Theology, On Matrimony, Book VI, Q. 916); and he also condemns oral sex as a mortal sin (Moral Theology, On Matrimony, Book VI, Q. 491-492). [Visit link to continue reading.]

  • The Importance of Asking God Questions in Prayer and of Receiving Answers – Thursday, March 29, 2018: 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?”

  • Q&A: "I am a homosexual. I don't know what to do. I have suicidal thoughts." – Wednesday, March 21, 2018: “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.”

  • Traditional Online Mass Options for Sedevacantists and Traditionalists – Friday, March 9, 2018: 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. The best option for people like these 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: 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! 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. "If we only knew how God regards this Sacrifice, we would risk our lives to be present at a single Mass." -- Padre Pio

  • CONTRITION: The Golden Key of Paradise – Wednesday, February 28, 2018: I recommend all to read this little booklet in order to learn the secret of contrition that might very well save your soul from eternal damnation. As one Amazon commentator put it: "I found this little pamphlet to be the greatest little pamphlet, second only to Holy Scripture!!! Absolutely astounding! Fantastic manual on how to go to confession and properly dispose yourself. A must read for every person that knows they will one day pass away."

  • Q&A: “How do you explain faith healings in Pentecostal denominations? or any denominations? Are these also fruits of the divine?” – Thursday, February 15, 2018: «Greetings, How do you explain faith healings in Pentecostal denominations? or any denominations? Are these also fruits of the divine? if so, how are they bad? If we relegate them to the works of evil, then we can't distinguish between the divine and the evil based on fruit any longer.»

  • Letters and Sayings of Father Paul of Moll – Friday, February 9, 2018: I encourage all my readers to read the letters and sayings of Father Paul of Moll in order to grow in their love of God. Fr. Paul was really a soul in love with God and this is clearly seen in his letters and sayings.

  • The Importance of the Rosary / Family Rosary & The Power of the Rosary! – Monday, February 5, 2018: I recommend all my readers to read this short article on the "Importance of the Rosary" in order to get encouraged to never omit to Pray the Rosary. It is especially important for families to daily recite the Rosary and the article gives a few examples of the terrible effects of omitting - or even completely neglecting - the daily recitation of the Rosary. As the article explains, Our Lady of Fatima told us to recite the Rosary daily for a purpose, and it is clearly a great mistake to omit to pray the Rosary every day through carelessness or boredom. The Rosary is so indulgenced with graces that, as Our Lady of Fatima revealed (as quoted in the article), we will save our souls by the devout recitation of the Rosary. In our time of spiritual crisis, it is even more important than ever to daily pray the Rosary and those who omit praying it daily will run the risk of possibly loosing their soul by neglecting to receive many important graces.

  • Very Important Short Morning and Evening Prayers: "A Prayer for Daily Neglects" and "A Prayer for Perfection" (Pray Daily) – Wednesday, January 24, 2018: Kindly pray these prayers every day before going to bed. These prayers truly show the Power of Prayer and how God can and will do things for us if only we ask. It is amazing to think that a simple prayer can turn our daily imperfections into perfections, and that all our daily neglects and accumulated debts can be fixed and payed by simply asking through prayer. If you do not pray these very short but powerful prayers every day, you are missing out tremendously.

  • Prayers to Saints of the Catholic Church † St. Therese, St. Benedict, St. Joseph, St. Philomena & St. Francis Solanus – Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018: It is recommended that you pray these prayers everyday (print them out and pray everyday!) for guidance and light in your daily life. They are very powerful and you may be assured of quickly gaining the help you are looking for - both spiritually, corporeally and materially. I can attest to this from personal experience.

  • Padre Pio’s Words of Faith † Great Words of Spiritual Advice from Padre Pio – Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2018: I encourage all my readers to read through this article in order to take in to their soul all the immense spiritual advice of Padre Pio. Padre Pio was really a great and beautiful soul living in intimate communion with Our Lord Jesus Christ! "Imagine Jesus crucified in your arms and on your chest, and say a hundred times as you kiss His chest, “This is my hope, the living source of my happiness; this is the heart of my soul; nothing will ever separate me from His love.” Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for You. . . Love Jesus, love Him very much, but to do this, be ready to love sacrifice more [i.e., make sacrifices and mortifications out of Love for Him in order to gain His love]."

  • Father Miguel Pro S.J., a 20th Century Mexican Martyr (José Ramón Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez) – Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018: "This is the inspiring story of the famous Father Miguel Pro who was executed in Mexico in 1927 for the crime of being a Catholic priest. This young Jesuit spent most of his short life in the priesthood dodging the Mexican police as he ministered to the underground Church during the Mexican Revolution. Fr Pro's quick wit and keen sense of humor were put to good use as he pedaled around Mexico City on his bicycle in various disguises, en route to administering the Sacraments, giving spiritual talks or begging food and money for the poor. But behind the disguises beat the heart of a Saint - as the Mexican people testified by turning out in throngs to pay their last respects after his martyrdom. Fr Pro offered his life for the Catholic Faith and his last words on this earth were: "Viva Cristo Rey" - Long live Christ the King! Blessed Miguel Pro makes history come alive and highlights the dramatic conflict between the Church and her enemies that continues even to this day. Every member of the family will be delighted by this fast-paced true story of a modern Catholic hero who proclaimed both in life and death the reign of Christ the King."

  • Some important vows and resolutions I have made. It is recommended to make a list of important changes that one wishes to make in one's life. – Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017: "These vows and resolutions below have I put on paper and put on the refrigerator in order to more often consider my promises and resolutions, in addition to consider the horrifying truth that I indeed could be condemned to eternal punishment. (Right now, for example, I started to fear that I could be condemned as so many others sadly will be.) Not that God wants me to be damned, but all people who are damned are damned through their own fault and bad will - and they have no one else to blame but their own self. Often have I prayed to God for the grace to be able to Love God even in hell should I be condemned, in addition for the grace not to have to hate God should I be condemned. In truth, even should I be condemned, I still ask God for the grace that He may use me to save souls, and for His own purposes and that of others. These vows and resolutions are good and I advice all my readers to follow them also, or at least to make your own that you intend to follow, since unless one has a goal in one's life, it is hard to advance in the spiritual life."

  • Preparing the soul for Christmas † What are your priorities on Christmas? – Posted on Monday, December 25, 2017: "The greatest joy of Christmas is spiritual - preparing to receive Christ. Because I have a Savior, I was rescued. Someone paid the debts I had no condition to pay; someone loved me with a love that I did not deserve. There is a God who comes to me even when I do not go to Him, who is concerned about me even when I do not think of Him, and who wants to save me even when I persecute Him. ... Although it is normal to have a nice Christmas Supper, it is an aberration to make it the center of our Christmas commemorations. To show no concern for preparing one’s soul and the greatest care in arranging a magnificent meal is an upside-down Christmas. This Supper should not be a Pantagruelic meal to make us feel overstuffed. It should be a light meal that gives the body a proportionate pleasure that discreetly follows the spiritual joy we are experiencing. ... Therefore, for Christmas I need to prepare my soul to experience this joy that comes from such high causes. I need to meditate and be recollected, and to realize that on Christmas night it is as if Our Lord were born again. It is as if He were present at the Manger in Bethlehem and I were there with Him. This should be my delight."

  • Q&A: On evangelising and falling back to a sinful life. On loosing hope and feeling envy and on having no priest or sacraments etc. – Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017: "Hello. In my previous email I wrote how I was incapable of evangelising. I started off talking to my parents who go to the Novus Ordo, and told them about how it was invalid. They continue to go there and they also believe all religions have some truth in them and so I feel it a pain or even useless to talk to them about the deeper things like heresy, but then a part of me says try harder and I am afraid to do so because I am scared of starting a blow-up argument. That is my own family. As for others you suggested briefly mentioning God and the Blessed Virgin and I am afraid of doing it out of human respect and I also don't know how to find the opportunities or openings to do so. All this is on the outside. Internally, I tremble when I think I could fall back into sin. I omit the sins of impurity or rash judgement but then spiritually envy people who were brought up Catholic. I omit bad language but I do not take interest in my work which is sloth. That is why I lose hope and feel I am already lost. I believe my so called half hearted conversion is not true or of God. I am tempted to let go because I am not getting better. And I neither have priests for guidance nor sacraments. What should I do? Cordially"

  • Q&A: On Vows. Do I have to keep the vow? Do I sin by breaking the vow? When can a vow be broken? What circumstances exists that excuse breaking a vow? – Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017: "Hello! I have a question, I've been reading Timothy and I came across this part [1 Timothy, 4:1-16]... I made a vow to not eat meat due to false doctrine/spirit of error. But it says that we're suppose to with thanksgiving. Should I continue to not eat meat?"

  • Q&A: "I keep falling into the same sins again. God has abandoned me. I also don't do any more good works. Prayer too is a burden." – Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017: "Hello Jerome. I keep falling into the same sins again. Some of them are hatred of my parents for giving me a bad upbringing despite their being Catholic and blasphemous thoughts. I also feel that the number of my sins (as St Alphonsus says in his sermons) is complete and that there is no point in going on since God has abandoned me. I also don't do any more good works for the same reason. Prayer too is a burden. Secondly, about evangelisation. I am unable to debate or argue and therefore avoid evangelising others. I also feel aversion towards the effort needed. I live in a country that is anti-Christian and I fear being persecuted if I begin to spread the Faith. I feel I will never be able to evangelise. But evangelisation is a necessity if one wishes to be saved. I could then direct people to your material. Then questions keep cropping up such as, were my dead ancestors saved? I know the answer is no, but I am too afraid to say so and avoid such situations altogether. What do I do in this situation? Christus Rex"

  • Reflections on Purgatory: Our Obligations to the Holy Souls in Purgatory (On Recommending to God the Souls in Purgatory and Gain Great Merit) – Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017: According to St. Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists, “The practice of recommending to God the souls in Purgatory, that He may mitigate the great pains which they suffer, and that He may soon bring them to His glory, is most pleasing to the Lord and most profitable to us. For these blessed souls are His eternal spouses, and most grateful are they to those who obtain their deliverance from prison, or even a mitigation of their torments. When, therefore, they arrive in Heaven, they will be sure to remember all who have prayed for them. It is a pious belief that God manifests to them our prayers in their behalf, that they may also pray for us. These blessed souls are not in a state to pray for themselves, because they are, so to speak, criminals atoning for their faults. However, because they are very dear to God, they can pray for us.

  • On the Immense Value and Merit in Patient Suffering for the Love of Jesus Christ – Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017: “If one could understand the value of an act of love for God in suffering, one would experience the greatest grief at being obliged to pass a single moment without being able to make this meritorious act. Happy is he who, in suffering, makes acts of love!” “God is infinitely good and wise. He shows His goodness towards you by sending you crosses. The more bitter your pains, the more meritorious they are. Every cross is a blessing from Heaven, a blessing which surpasses all the suffering of the world. If one were able to understand the full value of crosses, it would be a terrible torment to be deprived of them.”

  • Q&A: "I'm in real trouble I'm in mortal sin; I have Sacrilegious thoughts; I stopped praying; I have lost hope etc." – Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017: Question: “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?"...”

  • 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 – Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2017: “...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...”

  • 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? – Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017. 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.”

  • Q&A: Doubt about books; homeschooling; the occult; spiritualism; group meetings etc. – Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017: Question: “Save Maria Jerome. I participate of a group of traditional Catholic wives, and we share matters for homeschooling, and a subject that is pólemico is on the modern gnosticos books as: lord of the rings, chronicles of narnia, brothers grimm. I and some mothers do not agree with these books, which deceive many Catholics with their authors who say they were converted, but I know that Lewis, Tolkin died heretics, not as Roman Catholics. my doubt is also about Charles Perrault, the founder of the fairy tales. many mothers recommend their books as reading, I sincerely become suspicious, so I wanted to ask for your help and to talk more about this author, is it permissible to have Perrault as reference for reading in the Catholic group? Thanks in advance.”

  • Q&A: On Cardinal Siri (Pope Gregory XVII and The Siri Thesis), The Three Days of Darkness and The Life of Mary As Seen by the Mystics – Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017: I have been asked a few times recently about Cardinal Siri and The Siri Thesis and the Three Days of darkness, so I thought it proper to post some of my answers on this topic in case someone else is wondering about my opinion.

  • Q&A: On Salvation at the Last Moment; The Mystery of Damnation and Free Will; The Malice of the Devil; The Unforgivable Sin and Eternal Hell etc. – Posted on 10/17/17. Question: “Hello, Could you please tell me if there any Priests who you have faith in, at present?? How does one go to confession in these times? Can we be saved without Absolution?........Do you put much faith in the promise attached to the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel?....St. Simon de Montfort, didn't seem to put much faith in it. Do you believe people can be saved at the last minute?.....(Not meaning to 'Promote' Presumption).....Could you tell me what the In-forgivable sin Is? Very Hopeful of your response. Very Sincerely, Michael.”

  • Q&A: On the Brown Scapular, the Rosary, Priestly blessings etc. -- With some profitable advices for Spiritual Advancement and Perfection – Posted on 10/10/17. Question: “Should I be doing the 15 decades everyday? I've been doing two full Rosary prayers daily and three on Sunday.” Answer: Yes you should give as much of your time, prayer, desire, love and good will as possible to God and the Blessed Virgin. If you do so, you will experience a greater intimacy with them than before, since if you approach them with all you have and give it to them, they will give themselves to you. Similarly, if you divide yourself, wasting yourself on watching media and doing other worldly things and distracting yourself, giving yourself more to others, then will the fervor and love you feel be less towards them, and consequently, they will reveal their presence in a lesser degree to you. The more you desire and search for them, the more will there be a connection between you in prayer and meditation. For this reason, look with fervor and devotion at all religious objects, such as their images and honor them! Just make a test: deny yourself all distractions for one day -- or at least, all voluntary ones -- and go to them in prayer with the desire to find them and be more intimate with them, and you will notice that your fervor and union with God will be much stronger. Even if you just deny yourself something small for love of them, and then think of them, saying: “For love of you, O Jesus (God, Blessed Virgin etc.) I deny myself this consolation”, you may experience a greater happiness and fervor; and a greater intimacy in prayer afterwards. As a Catholic, one should not care too much about “feelings” or determine one’s spiritual life after them, but being weak humans as we are, we do need to feel consolations from somewhere. Therefore, prefer to search for consolations, pleasures and delights from God: and it will be granted to you; as Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows explained happened to him after he had entered religion (and denying himself) for the love of God and Our Lady, as we can read in his letters below.

  • Letters and Spiritual Advice of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (Very good letters condemning the occasions of sin in addition to giving outstanding spiritual advice for our speedily sanctification) – Posted on 10/3/17. “I would like to post the letters of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows for my readers to go through, mainly because of the good advices and instructions that he mentions in them, particularly on avoiding occasions of sins such as theaters and novels (both equivalent to media yet less harmful than media) and also because of the outstanding spiritual advices given to his family (one can see that he is interested in making them live a good life) and because of the recommendations he gives on the importance of devotion to Our Lady. Since I know many people will not read the whole article, I will speak briefly about the most important topics and give some of Gabriel’s advice from his letters, that I hope will encourage the reader to go through the whole article and take in his advice. ... In his last letter written (to his brother), he wrote: “My Dear Michael, “Bear in mind that one cannot serve two masters. God and the world cannot abide in the same heart. “They deceive themselves who think they will be saved because they engage in some pious practice or good works, though, at the same time, they set their affections on creatures, worldly amusements and pleasant pastimes. Jesus Christ has said: “The road to heaven is narrow”; and He adds that anyone who would follow Him must deny himself, and take up his cross daily; “qui vult venire post me, abneget semetipsum, tollat crucem suam quotidie et sequatur me.”
    “I like to think that for you there are neither theatres, balls, banquets, or such like things, and that you are prudent enough to hold aloof from these dangers even though you live in the world. If it were otherwise, ah, dear Michael (believe a brother who speaks to you from his inmost heart, and who desires only one thing, to see you happy here and hereafter), be sure that it is very dangerous to frequent such places without a real necessity, and that it is the height of presumption to hope for the grace to avoid sin while one remains in the occasions of it.
    “Dear Michael, would you have someone to love? Be it so, by all means. “But whom shall you love? Mary! What creature is more beautiful, more lovable, more powerful? And do not imagine that to love, to speak, and to live with Mary is wearisome and devoid of charm, because she is not seen with bodily eyes. Oh, no; nothing of the kind. The consolations, the delights of this love are so much the more satisfying to the heart, as the soul is superior to the senses. Be assured, moreover, that you will meet none in this world who can make you happy, for their love is inconstant or false. And were one to be found without these defects, the very thought of the parting that must one day come would fill the heart with bitterness and cruel pain. Now, not so with him who chooses Mary for his portion, for she is loving, faithful, constant, and will never be outdone in love.
    “If we are in danger, she hastens to our rescue. If we are cast down, she consoles us. If we are sick she comforts us. If we are in need, she runs to help us with no thought of our past misdeeds. The moment she sees a heart that wishes to love her, she comes and reveals to it the secret of her mercies. She presses it to her bosom, shields it, consoles it, and even stoops to serve it, even deigns to keep it company on its way to eternity.
    “Then when the moment of death comes, oh, dearest Brother, think of it, when for those who love creatures all is at an end, and they must go hence into the eternal abode which they have built for themselves, while they cry out with unutterable anguish and almost in despair: “O bitter and cruel death, is it so thou tearest me away from all I have loved!” At the end true lovers of Mary are glad of heart. They invite death. They part without sorrow from their friends and the world, for they know that they are soon to possess the object of their love and that in her possession they will be forever happy
    . ...”

  • Q&A: On Keeping Custody of the Eyes, Avoiding the Occasion of Sin, Sexual Ethics, Mortification and Loving God etc. – Posted on 9/19/17. “Indeed, God loves purity and holiness so much -- and that one tries to live according the flesh as little as possible -- that He will exalt those in Heaven who practice it in infinite degrees above those who indulge in fleshly pleasures yet manages to save themselves. Also, the more one loves God in this life, the more will one seek His consolations and caresses only: "A person worthy of the Holy Spirit's consolation is one who seeks no other consoler but God." (Words of The Blessed Virgin Mary, in The Revelations of Saint Bridget, Book 2, Chapter 22) ... Since seeking consolation from God rather than the flesh and the world means greater intimacy with Him even in this life, this obviously means that having "fun" here on earth thus means to have lesser glory and intimacy with God in the next life - and of more easily being damned by becoming negligent in the spirit. That is why suffering and mortification is the way of the saints, but since this is hard for the flesh, most people shun it (and I my self struggle! although, I force my self to move forward as detailed in this post [below]).” Concerning wanting to enjoy oneself in this life: "Today, I saw a vast number of people fall into the fiery pit . . . they seemed to be worldlings and a demon cried vociferously: 'The world is ripe for me . . . I know that the best way to get hold of souls is to rouse their desire for enjoyment . . . Put me first . . . me before the rest . . . no humility for me! but let me enjoy myself . . . This sort of thing assures victory to me . . . and they tumble headlong into hell.'" (Sr. Josefa Menendez, October 4, 1923) Concerning some mortifications of the flesh and of the eyes that are not only good, but even necessary for salvation: “I hope you also have implemented the extensions listed and that you do not surf the internet with images enabled, and that you have youtube videos blocked etc. so that the screen can only be seen (without the movable images) and only the audio heard. It is important to make these implementations, but from experience, most people will not do so due to their evil attachment to images. If you surf the internet causally with images enabled (such as various websites), or watch movable media such as television or movies or youtube, then you have not actually made any of the changes that was noted as necessary for salvation in order to avoid this occasion of sin. (I am not accusing you of anything... I am just making sure whether or not you are a wise man; that you care for your soul and do not expose it to spiritual ruin as most fools do today, even those calling themselves Traditional Catholics who are totally addicted to watching even more secular and dangerous media, movies and tv series.)”

  • Q&A: "Is it okay to go for confession at a Ukrainian Catholic Church?" with Follow up Q&A concerning important information on avoiding the occasion of sin and doing penance for sin -- which most people refuse to do -- which is why they are damned in the end – Posted on 9/12/17. Question: “im just curious is it okay to go for confession at a [Vatican II] Ukranian Catholic Church that uses Byzantine Rites as long as the priest [is validly ordained] rejects the antipope... and dont use for Mass or communion? thank you God bless”

  • Without solitude and silence it is impossible to preserve recollection and union with God – Posted on 9/9/17. "To preserve recollection of spirit or the constant union of the soul with God, three things are necessary: solitude, silence and the recollection of the presence of God. It was these three things which the Angel of God referred to when, addressing St. Arsenius, he said: "Flee, be silent and rest." In other words: seek solitude, practice silence, and rest in God by keeping the thought of His presence ever before you. Souls that love God feel a strong attraction for solitude, for they know that God converses familiarly with those who shun the noise and distractions of the world. "O blessed solitude," exclaims St. Jerome, "in which God with loving condescension deals familiarly with chosen souls!" God does not speak in those places where time is squandered in loud laughter and idle talk. ... Silence is one of the principal means to attain the spirit of prayer and to fit oneself for uninterrupted intercourse with God. It is hard to find a truly pious person who talks much. But they who have the spirit of prayer love silence, which has deservedly been called a protectress of innocence, a shield against temptations and a fruitful source of prayer. Silence promotes recollection and awakens good thoughts in the heart. According to St. Bernard, it forces the soul, as it were, to think of God and heavenly things. For this reason the Saints of God were great lovers of Silence. ... Worldly-minded people shun solitude, and it is quite natural for them to do so; for it is in retirement that they are troubled with qualms of conscience. They seek the society and excitement of the world so that the voice of conscience may be drowned in the noise that reigns there. Those, on the contrary, whose conscience is at rest, love solitude and retirement; and when at times they are obliged by circumstances to appear in the noisy world, they are ill at ease and feel altogether out of their element. It is true, man naturally loves the society of his fellow man; but what can be found more beautiful than the society of God? "His conversation hath no bitterness," says Holy Scripture, "and his company no tediousness, but joy and gladness." (Wis. 8:16). A life of solitude is not a life of sadness; it is rather a foretaste of Heaven; it is the beginning of the life of the blessed whose sole happiness is found in the love and praise of God. This is what St. Jerome said when he fled from the society of Rome and hid himself in the grotto of Bethlehem: "Solitude is my Heaven," he wrote. In solitude the Saints seem to be entirely alone, but this is not so. St. Bernard said: "Never am I less alone than when alone"; for when I am alone I am with God, Who gives me greater joy than the society of all creatures could afford. If the Saints seem to be sad, in reality they are not so. Because the world sees them deprived of all earthly joys and pleasures, it regards them as most unhappy; and yet the very opposite is the case."

  • Conformity to the Will of God – Quotes by the Saints – Posted on 9/6/17. “All that the beginner in prayer has to do -- and you must not forget this, for it is very important -- is to labour and be resolute and prepare himself with all possible diligence to bring his will into conformity with the will of God. As I shall say later, you may be quite sure that this comprises the very greatest perfection which can be attained on the spiritual road.”
    --St. Teresa of Jesus

    Fifth question [by a Monk speaking through his conscience to Our Lord]. “Why should I obey others, if I have control over my own will?” Answer to the fifth question [by Our Lord]. “Whosoever holds his free choice in his hands should be fearful and should realize in truth that nothing so easily leads to eternal punishment as self-will without a leader. Accordingly, anyone who relinquishes his or her own will to me, his God, in obedience to me, shall have heaven without punishment.”
    --The Revelations of St. Bridget, Book 5

  • Holy and Sweet Name of Mary, Light of the Despairing, Star of the Sea! – Selected Writings and Prayers – Posted on 9/5/17. How can we ever meditate on the Star of the Sea [that leads us to the port of salvation] without reading St. Bernard's classic: "O Thou who feelest thyself tossed by the tempests in the midst of the shoals of this world, turn not away thine eyes from the Star of the Sea, if thou wouldst avoid shipwreck. If the winds of temptation blow, if tribulations rise up like rocks before thee—look at the Star, send a sigh towards Mary! If the waves of pride, ambition, calumny, or jealousy seek to swallow up thy soul—look at the Star, send a prayer to Mary! If anger, avarice, or love of pleasure toss thy fragile bark—seek the eyes of Mary. If horror of thy sins, trouble of conscience, or dread of the judgments of God begin to plunge thee into the gulf of sadness, the abyss of despair—attach thy heart to Mary. In dangers, in sufferings, in doubt—think of Mary and invoke Her aid. Let Mary be always in your heart and often upon your lips. To obtain Her help in death, follow Her example in life. In following Her, you will not go astray; by praying to Her, you will not despair; if you cling to Her, you will not go wrong. With Her support, you fall not; under Her protection you have no fear; under Her guidance you do not grow weary; if She is gracious to you, you will reach the port. Thus you will experience how rightly it is said: 'And the Virgin's name was Mary'."

  • Power and Sweetness of the Holy Name of Jesus – Selected Writings and Prayers – Posted on 9/3/17. The Holy Name of Jesus is light, it is food, and it is also medicine to those who invoke it: “When pronounced, it soothes and anoints.” The holy Abbot says: “At the rising of the light of this Name, the clouds disperse, and calm returns.” If the soul of any one is afflicted and in trouble, let him pronounce the Name of Jesus, and immediately the tempest will cease and peace will return. Does any one fall into sin? Does he run in despair into the snares of death? Let him invoke the Name of Life, and will his life not be renewed? He shall immediately be encouraged to hope for pardon, by calling on Jesus, Who was, destined by the Father to be our Saviour, and obtain pardon for sinners. Euthymius says that if when Judas was tempted to despair, he had invoked the Name of Jesus, he would not have given way to temptation: “If he had invoked that Name, he would not have perished.” Therefore, he adds, no sinner can perish through despair, however abandoned he may be, who invokes the Holy Name, which is one of hope and salvation: “Despair is far off where His Name is invoked.”

    Oh, that I had always called upon Thee, my Jesus; for then I should never have been conquered by the devil! I have miserably lost Thy grace, because in temptation I have neglected to call Thee to my assistance. But now I hope for all things through Thy Holy Name. Write, therefore, O my Saviour, write upon my poor heart Thy most powerful Name of Jesus, so that, by having it always in my heart by loving Thee, I may have it always on my lips by invoking Thee, in all the temptations that hell prepares for me to induce me to again become its slave, and to separate myself from Thee. In Thy Name I shall find every good. If I am afflicted, it will console me when I think how much more afflicted Thou hast been than I am, and all for the love of me. If I am disheartened on account of my sins, it will give me courage when I remember that Thou camest into the world to save sinners. If I am tempted, Thy Holy Name will give me strength, when I consider that Thou canst help me more than hell can cast me down; finally, if I feel cold in Thy love, Thy Name will give me fervour, by reminding me of the love that Thou bearest me. I love Thee, my Jesus! To Thee do I give all my heart, O my Jesus! Thee alone will I love! Thee will I invoke as often as I possibly can. I will die with Thy Name upon my lips; a Name of hope, a Name of salvation, a Name of love. O Mary, if thou lovest me, this is the grace I beg of thee to obtain for me—the grace constantly to invoke thy name and that of thy Son; obtain for me that these most sweet Names may be the breath of soul, and that I may repeat them constantly during life, in order to repeat them with my last breath. Jesus and Mary, help me; Jesus and Mary, I love You; Jesus and Mary I recommend my soul to You.

  • Quotes & Life of Fr. Paul of Moll (Francis Luyckx 1824-1896) – Posted on 8/31/17. -To a servant girl in Antwerp Father Paul said,
    “Before eating, sleeping, opening or closing a door or any other action, always have the intention of doing all for the love of Jesus. In this way you will continually reap a rich harvest for heaven.”

    -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.’

    “God will not ask, ‘Have you done much?’ but, ‘have you worked for the love of God?’ Quantity is not sufficient, it is quality that is necessary.”

    -A lady acquaintance from Knesselaere paid a visit to Father Paul and found him very ill, his head, and left arm and leg were much swollen. Father Paul explained the cause of his condition in these terms: -
    “I had great pains in my head and suffered so intensely from them that I complained to Jesus. He replied to me, ‘How insignificant your sufferings are, compared with the martyrdom I suffered, when crowned with thorns!’
    “Then I asked Him that I might experience the pain of only one of those thorns and, at the same instant, the torture became so great that I fainted.”

  • St. Alphonsus, Moral Theology, Book 2: Requirements For Mortal Sin – Posted on 8/24/17. In this article:

    53. What things are required for a mortal sin?
    54. From what causes can a mortal sin become venial? I. from imperfect notice.
    55. II. From imperfect consent.
    56. III. From the unimportance of the matter.
    59. How venial sin becomes mortal, I. on account of the end attached to it.
    60. II. On account of the final end that was intended.
    61. III. On account of contempt.
    62. IV. On account of scandal.
    63. V. On account of the danger of falling into mortal sin.
    64. Whether someone would be in the state of mortal sin who purposes to commit all venial sins?

    “ error, in which something is believed to be mortal that is not, binds to mortal sin by conscience.” This is why St. Antoninus says: “Unless one were to have express authority of Sacred Scripture, or a canon, or a determination of the Church, or at least evident reason, something will be determined to be a mortal sin only with very great danger. ... For if something were determined to be mortal, and it were not mortal, acting against it he will sin because everything that is against conscience paves the road to hell.”

  • HOW EASY IT IS TO LOVE MARY, AND HOW MUCH SHE IS PLEASED WITH, AND DESIRES OUR LOVE – Posted on 8/17/17. "But this Most Loving Queen not only is pleased with and returns our love, but she ardently desires and solicits it, most sweetly inviting and powerfully drawing us to her love. To her are well applied those words of Wisdom: "She is easily seen by them that love her, and is found by them that seek her. She preventeth them that covet her, so that she first showeth herself unto them. He that awaketh early to seek her, shall not labor, for he shall find her sitting at his door. . . . For she goeth about seeking such as are worthy of her; and she showeth herself to them cheerfully in the ways, and meeteth them with all providence." (Wisdom 6:13, 17). "I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope." (Ecclus. 24:24). "Put me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm." (Cant. 8:6). "Give me thy heart," she says to you, "give me thy heart, and I will give thee mine." You will not lose by the exchange; but oh! How much you will gain! But she complains, that she calls on those that are deaf, that her love is not returned, that it is contemned, that she is rejected for the most unworthy objects. "Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this!" she cries out with Jeremiah; "they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and have digged to themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." (Jerem. 2:12, 13). "However great may be a man's sins," said this Most Amiable Lady to Saint Bridget, "if he return to me with his whole heart, and with true amendment, I am immediately ready to receive him; neither do I consider how much he has sinned, but with what intention and will he returns. I am called by all the Mother of Mercy, and truly the mercy of my Son hath made me merciful; and he is miserable, who will not, when he can, approach mercy." (Sta. Brigit. in Revelat. lib. 2. c. 23)." Extracts taken from the book "The Love of Mary", Chapter "Third Day", by Roberto D., Hermit.

  • HOW SWEET THE LOVE OF MARY IS – Posted on 8/16/17. "God, the provident Author of Nature, most attentive to whatever conduces to our good, has given all things a special natural inclination to all that is necessary and proper for them, and therefore has placed a singular pleasure and delight in the actions necessary for the sustenance of the individual, or the conservation of the species. In the same manner has He acted in the order of grace, which is much more necessary for us. He knows what great good and advantage the love of Mary, His Most Holy Mother, is to us, and has therefore instilled into us, even from our most tender years, a particular confidence, tenderness, and inclination towards her, and has infused into her devotion, service, and love, I know not what sweetness and delight, which ravishes us towards her, and which goes on, ever increasing more and more, as our confidence and love towards her increase." "Nor is this special providence of grace without a reason, since, as I have before said, the service and love of Mary are of much more importance to the life of the soul, than any external action to the preservation of the life of the body; and therefore God has willed that the interior delight of her devotion should be much greater than any pleasure of the senses. Or, rather, Mary, according to Richard of Saint Victor, makes her servants feel all sweetness and delight, even sensibly. "In Mary," he says, "each sense finds its own pleasure, its own delight." It is her thought and her care to render happy and contented those who love her, AND TO COMPENSATE THEM A HUNDRED AND A THOUSANDFOLD FOR THE PLEASURES OF WHICH THEY DEPRIVE THEMSELVES FOR LOVE OF HER." Extracts taken from the book "The Love of Mary", Chapter "Fourth Day", by Roberto D., Hermit.

  • St. Alphonsus, Moral Theology, Book 3: On the Precept of Hope. (Also Sermon "On the Number of Sins Beyond which God Pardons no More") – Posted on 8/16/17. "1. It is a mortal sin to hope in or to love (with the love of desire) earthly things more than heavenly ones, e.g. if anyone were so composed to desire to perpetually abide in this life and leave heaven to God if he would [or could] stay behind on earth. 2. It is likewise a mortal sin [against hope] to despair of attaining God, or salvation and forgiveness of sins or the necessary means to obtain them, e.g. to despair of the divine assistance, and emendation emendation of life. Yet it cannot be a venial sin by reason of the smallness of the matter, since it would be injurious to the mercy of God. St. Thomas, q. 20, a. 3, Laymann, l. 2 t. 2. c. 2. n. 3. 3. It is also a mortal sin [against hope] to presume upon the mercy of God, e.g. since someone hopes for that which is impossible according to the ordinary law; that if he were to hope for the remission of sins and salvation without penance, or through his own merits and natural strength [i.e., trusting in his own strength and merit rather than relying on God, who is the giver of all good and hence the ultimate cause of all our merits], or even if someone were to determine to persevere in sins as long as he would will, and yet hope that he was going to do penance before death. St. Th., q. 21, art. 1; Laymann, loc. cit.

  • Is it sinful to venerate the Most Holy Virgin more fervently and devoutly than Christ? – Posted on 8/15/17. Question: "Pelbartus asks if those persons sin, who seem to venerate the Most Holy Virgin more fervently and devoutly than Christ. (Pelb. apud Wickmann, Sabbat. Marian, c. 13)." Response: "To this question, Wickmann replies that certainly, and without any rashness, we may believe that the Holy Ghost wishes to inflame many with a special devotion to the Most Holy Mother of God, that by her merits they may obtain everlasting salvation, and lead others, by their example, to a like affection of piety and devotion. (Ibid)." "No, do not believe it, but rather be persuaded that it is the will of God that we should serve her, honor her, and love her with our whole soul, with our whole strength, and with all tenderness, and that the more we love her, the more we shall please Him." Extracts taken from the book "The Love of Mary", Chapter "Second Day", by Roberto D., Hermit.

  • A HIDDEN TREASURE FOR IMMENSE ETERNAL MERIT: The Prayer Offering of the Precious Blood of Jesus – Posted on 8/11/17. “To offer to the Eternal Father the Sacred Wounds of Jesus is to offer Him His Glory, to offer Heaven to Heaven. Each time you offer to My Father the merits of My Divine Wounds, you gain an immense fortune…You must not remain poor, your Father is very rich.” Appearing to one of the sisters of her community shortly after her death, St. Teresa of Avila told the sister that she would be willing to return to a life of suffering on earth until the end of time if thereby she could merit that degree of glory with which God rewards one devoutly recited “Hail Mary.” St. Paul speaks in like manner when he says: “The sufferings of this life are not to be compared with the glory to come.” If one short prayer is thus rewarded, what reward awaits those who offer to the Eternal Father, the Precious Blood of Jesus (or who devotedly prays the Rosary and Hail Mary frequently!).

  • How to Easily Help Souls in Purgatory, and hence gain Merit and their Prayers! – Posted on 8/9/17. Suffering in Purgatory is greater than all suffering on Earth. Such is the doctrine of tradition, supported by theological reasoning. Tradition is expressed by St. Augustine: “That fire will be more painful than anything man can suffer in the present life.” St. Isidore speaks in the same sense. According to these testimonies and others similar to them, the least pain in Purgatory surpasses the greatest sufferings of the present life! “Be reassured, my daughter, your charity towards the departed will be no detriment to you. Know that the generous donation you have made of all your works to the holy souls has been singularly pleasing to me; and to give you a proof thereof, I declare to you that all the pains you would have had to endure in the other life are now remitted; moreover, in recompense for your generous charity, I will so enhance the value of the merits of your works as to give you a great increase of glory in Heaven.” (Rev. F.X. Schouppe, S.J. - The Dogma Of Purgatory:

  • Marian Creed of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, with some Revelations of Saint Bridget – Posted on 8/7/17. Very deep, devotional and loving thoughts expressed and compiled in this Marian Creed of Saint Gabriel, truly showing the immense Greatness, Love, Power and Might of the Blessed Virgin Mary – as expressed through the writings of the Saints. Also some Revelations of Saint Bridget added at the end showing the immense Greatness, Power, Beauty, Grace, Joy and Delight for the elect through the vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

  • Mary is the Hope and Refuge of Sinners, by St. Alphonsus de Liguori – Posted on 8/5/17. One of the greatest means of salvation and one of the surest signs of predestination, is unquestionably, the devotion to the Most Blessed Virgin. All the holy doctors of the Church are unanimous in saying with St. Alphonsus of Liguori: “A devout servant of Mary shall never perish.” The chief thing is to persevere faithfully until death in this devotion. Our Lady is the Refuge of Sinners!

  • The Prophecies and Revelations of Saint Bridget (Birgitta) of Sweden and Her Life - With various Prayers – Posted on 8/02/17. It is now possible to buy The Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden in English (Book 1) from for those who are interested.


    Book 1: The Book of Revelations...................................................... page 3-113
    -The Life of Saint Bridget by Prior Peter and Master Peter............. page 114-141
    -Prayers and Novenas....................................................................... page 142-172

  • The Revelations of Berthe Petit - Apostle of Devotion to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary – Posted on 7/31/17. Our Lord, September 8, 1911: “The Heart of My Mother has the right to be called Sorrowful and I wish this title placed before that of Immaculate because She has won it Herself. The Church has defined in the case of My Mother what I Myself had ordained – Her Immaculate Conception. This right which My Mother has to a title of justice, is now, according to My express wish, to be known and universally accepted. She has earned it by Her identification with My sorrows, by Her sufferings: by Her sacrifices and Her immolation on Calvary endured in perfect correspondence with My grace for the salvation of mankind. “In Her co-redemption lies the nobility of My Mother and for this reason I ask that the Invocation which I have demanded be approved and spread through the whole Church. It has already obtained many graces; it will obtain yet more when the Church will be exalted and the world renewed through its Consecration to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of My Mother.” Then nine days later, on September 17, 1910, the Mother herself appeared to Berthe and revealed in a symbolic way the bodily martyrdom that she suffered at the foot of the Cross. Berthe saw her brow wounded and bleeding and her hands and heart pierced. She then said: “Now you can understand the sorrows which my Heart endured and the sufferings of my whole being for the salvation of the world.”
    Our Lord: “The title of Immaculate belongs to the whole being of My Mother and not specially to Her Heart. The title flows from my gratuitous gift to the Virgin who was to give me birth. My Mother has acquired from her Heart the title of ‘Sorrowful’ by sharing generously in all the sufferings of My Heart and My Body from the crib to the cross. There is not one of these Sorrows which did not pierce the Heart of My Mother. Living image of My crucified Body, her virginal flesh bore the invisible marks of My wounds as her Heart felt the Sorrows of My own. Nothing could ever tarnish the incorruptibility of her Immaculate Heart. The title of ‘Sorrowful’ belongs therefore to the Heart of My Mother, and more than any other, this title is dear to Her because it springs from the union of her Heart with Mine in the redemption of humanity. This title has been acquired by her through her full participation in My Calvary, and it precedes the gratuitous title ‘Immaculate’ which My love bestowed upon her by a singular privilege.”
    On Easter Sunday, 1910, while in Rome, Berthe saw the Hearts of Jesus and Mary fused with one another under the wing of a dove. This time she heard these words: “What I desire derives from what I did on Calvary. In giving John to My Mother for her son, I confided the whole world to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.” Our Lord then bade her to make the drawing of the vision of the two Hearts, adding: “I will guide your hand.” A few months later, she received a further communication from Jesus: “I desire that the picture for which I guided your hand should be widely diffused as well as the invocation ‘Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.’”
    Pope St Pius X in his pastoral letter to the clergy and faithful read: “Fulfilling therefore, the ardent wish which has been expressed to me, I shall consecrate in the very depths of my soul, during the Office of Good Friday, our Diocese, and in the limits of my power, our dear Country, to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. I exhort the priests to unite their intentions to mine, and the faithful to repeat devoutly the invocation to which I have already granted and indulgence of 100 days; ‘Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.’”
    Our Lord: “Recourse to my Mother under the title I wish for her universally [Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary], is the last help I shall give before the end of time.”

  • Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer Card (Freebie) – Posted on 7/25/17.

  • Devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Mary Prayer Card (Freebie) – Posted on 7/25/17.

  • The Seven Sorrows of Mary Devotion (Our Lady of Sorrows) – Posted on 7/18/17. The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and dolors (sorrows). The devotion was passed on by St. Bridget. HERE ARE THE SEVEN GRACES: 1. I will grant peace to their families. 2. They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries. 3. I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work. 4. I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls. 5. I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives. 6. I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother. 7. I have obtained from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

  • The Secret of The Rosary By Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort – Posted on 7/15/17. This work by St. Louis de Montfort is one of his most important writings. He describes the many benefits of the Rosary and how to say it with true devotion. Probably the finest book ever written about the Rosary; appeals to all ages. Shows the great spiritual power of the Rosary, which is appreciated by few. Tells why the Rosary is the most important private prayer. Canon William says of De Montfort's book, "It goes far beyond mere research. We might say that it contains everything that can be said about the Rosary – its content and form, its real worth, about the instruction necessary for its appreciation and use."

  • The Glories of Mary By Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori – Posted on 7/13/17. The Glories of Mary is a classic book in the field of Roman Catholic Mariology, written during the 18th century by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, a Doctor of the Church. The great Doctor of the Church, St. Alphonsus Liguori, has assembled here the very finest information about Our Lady, taken from the many writings of the Saints, holy authors, and from Sacred Scripture. The Glories of Mary is five complete books in one volume. The first book examines the words of the Salve Regina and shows how God has given Mary to mankind to be the Gate of Heaven. The second book explains Our Lady's principal feasts and reveals fresh truths about these mysteries. The third book explains the Seven Sorrows of Mary and why Our Lady's martyrdom was longer and greater than that of all other martyrs. The fourth book describes ten different virtues of Our Lady, and the fifth book provides dozens of famous prayers, meditations, and devotions to her. Included are the theological proofs for the Immaculate Conception, explanations of the invocations in the Litany of Loreto, and a description of Our Lady's death. The Glories of Mary is the greatest compendium of nearly eighteen centuries of teaching on Our Lady and seeks to lead many souls to a greater love of Jesus through a more intimate knowledge of Mary and her exalted role in our salvation.

  • True Devotion to Mary By Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort, with preparation for Total Consecration – Posted on 7/11/17. COMMENDATIONS OF THE POPES – Pope Pius IX (1846-78): Declared that Saint Louis De Montfort’s devotion to Mary was the best and most acceptable form of devotion to Our Lady. Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903): Granted a Plenary Indulgence to those who make Saint Louis De Montfort’s act of consecration to the Blessed Virgin. On his deathbed he renewed the act himself and invoked the heavenly aid of Saint Louis De Montfort, whom he had beatified in 1888. Pope Saint Pius X (1903-14): “I heartily recommend True Devotion to The Blessed Virgin, so admirably written by [Saint] De Montfort, and to all who read it grant the Apostolic Benediction.” . . . “There is no surer or easier way than Mary in uniting all men with Christ.” Pope Benedict XV (1914-22): “A book of high authority and unction.” Pope Pius XI (1922-39): “I have practiced this devotion ever since my youth.” Pope Pius XII (1939-58): “God Alone was everything to him. Remain faithful to the precious heritage, which this great saint left you. It is a glorious inheritance, worthy, that you continue to sacrifice your strength and your life, as you have done until today.”

  • JESUS, MARY, JOSEPH! (an ejaculation enriched with a seven years indulgence for each recital!) – Posted on 7/9/17. "But why should so high an atoning value be attached to so short a formula? 1. To invite us to pray it unceasingly. 2. Because of the incomprehensible grandeur of the holy Names of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The name of a person is a personification of its bearer. What a glorious invocation, then, is the prayer: Jesus, Mary, Joseph! What a vast field for meditation here lies open to angels and men! Each one of these names, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, unfolds to us a world of wonders, an abyss of greatness and beauty, of grace and power."

  • An Easy Way To Become A Saint (Fr. Paul O’Sullivan) - PDF, Audio, Epub – Posted on 7/5/17. A very optimistic book showing how an "ordinary" Catholic can become a great saint without ever doing anything "extraordinary"--just by using the many opportunities for holiness that to most people lie hidden in each day. Written with an assurance of success that is totally convincing and infectious. Many easy but infallible means of reaching great sanctity.

  • How to Be Happy, How to Be Holy (Fr. Paul O’Sullivan) – Posted on 7/3/17. Very important audio book for those who want to learn the secrets and intentions behind prayer and meditation. This audio book will give you new insights when praying the Rosary and other prayers like never before, which in turn will help you give more glory to God and the Blessed Virgin Mary. "Lovely short anecdotes from the lives of the Saints, showing us in a warm, encouraging and inspiring way the importance of prayer and the ease with which we can all derive great benefits therefrom, without yet being Saints ourselves. Covers the meaning of the basic Catholic prayers; plus, the Mysteries of the Rosary and the wonders of the Mass. Written for all and all should read it."

  • About not putting trust in dreams – Posted on 6/19/17.

  • Q&A: Is it sinful to have marital relations during pregnancy? Yes, according to the saints and fathers of the Church – Posted on 6/14/17. St. Ambrose (c. 340-397) could rightly declare that it is shameful to continue to have sexual relations after pregnancy, and that those people who do this act “contaminate the former [the child] and exasperate [anger] the latter [God]”: “Youths generally assert the desire of having children and think to excuse the heat of their age by the desire for generation. How much more shameful for the old to do what is shameful for the young to confess. For even the young who temper their hearts to prudence by divine fear, generally renounce the works of youth when progeny [offspring] have been received. And is this remarkable for man, if beasts mutely speak a zeal for generating, not a desire for copulating? Indeed, once they know the womb is filled, and the seed received by the generative soil, they no longer indulge in intercourse or the wantonness of love, but they take up parental care. Yet men spare neither the embryo nor God. They contaminate the former and exasperate the latter. "Before I formed you in the womb," He says, "I knew you and sanctified you in your mother’s womb." [Jer. 1:5] To control your impatience, note the hands of your Author forming a man in the womb. He is at work, and you stain with lust the secret of the sacred womb? Imitate the beast or fear God. Why do I speak of beasts? The land itself often rests from the work of generating, and if it is often filled with the seeds thrown by the impatient eagerness of men, it repays the shamelessness of the farmer and changes fertility to sterility. So even in the elements and the beasts it is a shame to nature not to cease from generating.” (St. Ambrose, Archbishop of Milan, Exposition of the Gospel According to St. Luke 1:43-45)

  • Q&A: Is it sinful to have marital relations during menstruation? Yes, according to the saints and fathers of the Church – Posted on 6/13/17. Pope St. Gregory the Great, in his “Epistle To Augustine, Bishop of the Angli [English]” (c. 597 A.D.) writes that all women: “are forbidden to have intercourse with their husbands while held of their accustomed sicknesses [menses]; so much so that the sacred law smites with death any man who shall go into a woman having her sickness [Leviticus 20:18].” (Epistles of St. Gregory the Great, Book XI, Letter 64, To Augustine, Bishop of the Angli)

  • The Secret of Confession: Including the Wonders of Confession: Fr. Paul O’Sullivan O.P. – Posted on 6/12/17. “NUNCIATURE APOSTÓLIGA EM PORTUGAL, 9 April 1943. Dear Father O’Sullivan, I approve most heartily of your booklet on Confession. It supplies a need much felt, viz., a clear and practical explanation of the strength and consolation which Confession gives to the faithful. You rightly emphasize the fact that Confession does not only pardon sin but that it efficaciously helps the greatest sinners to sin no more; it gives the weakest strength and consoles the most abandoned, if only they confess frequently. You touch on points which are little understood, even by many Catholics, and your book will afford most interesting and useful reading, not only to Catholics, but also for those who do not belong to the Church. Every chapter has an attractive title and grips the attention. I have no doubt that the book will throw new light on the minds of many regarding the great Sacrament of Confession and exercise a beneficent influence even on non-Catholics. With best wishes for the success of your book and with my cordial benediction, P. CIRIACI, Apostolic Nuncio.”

  • The Wonders of the Holy Name [Jesus]: Paul O'Sullivan O.P.: Reveals the Simplest Secret Ever of Holiness and Happiness – Posted on 6/10/17. “You may ask, Dear Reader, how it is that one word [Jesus] can work such prodigies? I answer that with a word God made the world. With His word, He called out of nothing the sun, the moon, the stars, the high mountains and the vast oceans. By His word He sustains the whole universe in existence. Does not the priest, too, in Holy Mass, work a prodigy of prodigies; does he not transform the little white host into the God of Heaven and earth by the words of Consecration; and though God alone can pardon sins, does not the priest also in the confessional pardon the blackest sins and the most awful crimes? How? Because God gives to his words this infinite power. So, too, God in His immense goodness gives to each of us an all-powerful word [Jesus!] with which we can do wonders for Him, for ourselves and for the world. That word is "Jesus." ... We, therefore, sinful as we are, can, with this Omnipotent Name, obtain every favor and every grace. The weakest mortals can become strong, the most afflicted find in it consolation and joy. Who then can be so foolish or negligent as not to acquire the habit of repeating, "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus," constantly. It robs us of no time, presents no difficulty and is an infallible remedy for every evil.” ... Because "Jesus" signifies "God-made-man," viz., the Incarnation. When the Son of God became man, He was called "Jesus," so that when we say, "Jesus," we offer to the Eternal father the infinite love, the infinite merits of Jesus Christ; in a word, we offer Him His own Divine Son Himself; we offer Him the great Mystery of the Incarnation. Jesus IS the Incarnation! How few Christians have any adequate idea of this sublime mystery, and yet it is the greatest proof that God has given, or could give us, of His personal love for us. It is everything to us.”

  • “They who are to be saved as Saints, and wish to be saved as imperfect souls, shall not be saved.” – Posted on 6/9/17.

  • HOW TO AVOID PURGATORY: It is not impossible for the ordinary Christian to avoid or notably shorten their period of expiation in Purgatory – Posted on 6/4/17. “The object of this little book is to show how we can avoid Purgatory [and Hell] by using the means God has so generously offered us, and, secondly, to show that the use of these means is within the reach of every ordinary Christian. The careful perusal of these pages will be a source of much benefit and consolation to all who read them.”

  • SUFFERING: How to Make the Greatest Evil in Our Lives Our Greatest Happiness – Posted on 6/3/17. “Even the greater sufferings that may fall to our share from time to time become easy to bear if we accept them with serenity and patience. What really makes suffering difficult to bear is our own impatience, our revolt, our refusal to accept it. This irritation increases our sufferings a hundred fold and, besides, robs us of all the merit we could have gained thereby.”

  • How to become a Saint; How to Love God, etc. -- All our daily works “that we do which is not done for the love of God is worthless and will get no reward.” – Posted on 5/30/17.
    I have a question, when you do your daily work do you think that you do it for the sake of God and for His love and/or for the sake of the conversion of sinners etc., that is, that you refer the work you do for His sake and that you do not only go and work so to speak without saying and thinking about why you perform your work? I ask because I want to make you aware of that everything you do, you should do it with the thought of God and that you do it with an intention to please Him and for His love sake, as Our Lady of Fatima said:

    “And she (Our Lady) continued:
    “Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say many times, especially whenever you make some sacrifice [work or deed]: ‘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.’”

    This is important, for if you do not think of why and for whom you do whatever you are doing, you will loose all reward and your deeds will be worthless -- unless you think beforehand for whom you do the work and why you are doing it, such as by having consecrated all your works, deeds and actions by an Offering Prayer in the morning and/or during the day. As Fr. Paul O'Sullivan wrote on this subject:

    “On the other hand, all that we do which is not done for the love of God is worthless and will get no reward. We may toil for long years and receive great praise and honor for our labors, but if our work is not done for love of God, it is worthless.” (An Easy Way to Become a Saint, by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. (E.D.M.))

    Also, if one thinks beforehand for whom one will perform the work or deed and that it will give God pleasure and have an eternal reward if one concentrates it to Him, then one will have more courage to take on the work, or to perform the sacrifice for His sake and Love.

    I will give the link to his book about how to easily become a Saint (that is how he named it) -- -- as it is good and points out, among other things, the importance of what has been said above of doing all of what we are doing with the motive of the Love of God in mind. It is not a long time ago that I myself started to really think about to refer all my works to God and for the Love of God, or as Our Lady of Fatima said one should do; before I never thought about it or did it seldom and hence all my previous years of work has been utterly lost! Now, even though I do not always think of God (as this is hard to do for me), I still try to refer all my deeds and works for His love sake, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary -- before I do any thing. When one performs a corporeal work, such as cleaning or performing a sacrifice, then it is easier to think about one does it for God, but to think like this in all one's deeds and actions, whatever it is, can be exceedingly hard, however.

    Fr. Paul O'Sullivan recommends this prayer in order to consecrate all our works and deeds to the Lord to be performed in the morning, and also some similar prayer in the evening before going to bed:

    “HOW TO GIVE EVERY ACTION THIS INESTIMABLE VALUE - 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.”

    I hope, dear reader, you will succeed in becoming a Saint!

  • God must always come first – Posted on 5/27/17.

  • Advice to parents on how to have holy children – Posted on 5/26/17. On rising, members of the family are “first, to [1] thank God for having preserved their life during the night; [2] secondly, to offer to God all the good actions which they will perform, and all the pains which they shall suffer during the day; [3] thirdly, to implore of Jesus Christ and the most holy Mary to preserve them from all sin during the day.” (Liguori, “Sermon 36,” 274).

  • Love is necessary for Salvation – Posted on 5/25/17.

  • Loving God during intercourse and at all times – Posted on 5/24/17.

  • The word of God in the Holy Bible teaches spouses to practice chastity for three days while praying to God to beget offspring for the glory of His Holy Name before consummating the marriage by the marital act – Posted on May 22, 2017.

  • God wants all spouses to pray to Him before the marital act to protect them and keep them from sinning; The necessity of praying to God that the marital act will beget children before coming together in the marital act – Posted on May 20, 2017. It contains many edifying quotations on prayer by St. Alphonsus.

  • Are pre-Vatican II Church approved theologians free from error? – One common -- and extremely dangerous -- opinion today among traditionalists is the claim that all approved pre-Vatican II theologians essentially are "safe to follow", and that they are "without any error" and "faithfully express the teachings of the Church", as demonstrated in the conversation below. But this is not true, unless, of course, one wants to argue that sodomy is not a mortal sin and even permitted to do in marriage and the marriage act! Yes, that's right, one so-called claimed "safe to follow and free from error" pre-Vatican II theologian, actually teaches this heresy, as we will see...

    Historical Examples Of Approved Theologians Teaching Error – Related article by MHFM: "A false doctrine has become somewhat widespread in our day among those who deny the Church’s teaching on salvation and baptism. The error involves elevating the fallible writings of certain ‘approved’ theologians to the status of the Magisterium. This is a grave mistake which denies the true rule of faith (the magisterial proclamations) by substituting another in its place (the fallible teaching of theologians). Having adopted a false rule of faith, these people fall into various errors and heresies, especially on the issue of salvation. This file will be dedicated to historical facts which completely expose the falsity of such a position. This file will be expanded as time permits."

  • Against Errors: On Spiritual Reading – “To a spiritual life the reading of holy books is perhaps not less useful than mental prayer. St. Bernard says reading instructs us at once in prayer, and in the practice of virtue. Hence he concluded that spiritual reading and prayer are the arms by which hell is conquered and paradise won. ... As the reading of bad books [and media] fills the mind with worldly and poisonous sentiments; so, on the other hand, the reading of pious works fills the soul with holy thoughts and good desires.” (St. Alphonsus, The Importance of Spiritual Reading)

  • Path to sexual purity and perfection – Added on 2017-05-08. “Then the angel Raphael said to him [Tobias]: Hear me, and I will show thee who they are, over whom the devil can prevail. For they who in such manner receive matrimony, as to shut out God from themselves, and from their mind, and to give themselves to their lust, as the horse and mule, which have not understanding, over them the devil hath power. … And when the third night is past, thou shalt take the virgin with the fear of the Lord, moved rather for love of children than for lust, that in the seed of Abraham thou mayest obtain a blessing in children… [Tobias said] And now, Lord, thou knowest, that not for fleshly lust do I take my sister to wife, but only for the love of posterity, in which thy name may be blessed for ever and ever.” (Tobias 6:16-17, 22; 8:9)


  • HEAVEN OPENED BY THE PRACTICE OF THE THREE HAIL MARY'S – Added on 2017-05-05. One of the greatest means of salvation, and one of the surest signs of predestination, is unquestionably, the devotion to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. All the holy doctors of the Church are unanimous in saying with St. Alphonsus Liguori: "A devout servant of Mary shall never perish." The chief thing is to persevere faithfully until death in this devotion. Can there be an easier or more adaptable practice for all than the recitation each day of three Ave Marias in honor of the privileges conferred by the Adorable Trinity on the Blessed Virgin? One of the first to say the three Hail Marys and to recommend them to others was the illustrious St. Anthony of Padua. His special aim in this practice was to honor the spotless Virginity of Mary and to preserve a perfect purity of mind, heart and body in the midst of the dangers of the world. Many, like him, have felt its salutary effects. Later on, St. Leonard of Port-Maurice, the celebrated missionary, had the three Ave Marias recited morning and evening in honor of Mary Immaculate, to obtain the grace of avoiding all mortal sins during the day or and night; moreover, he promised in a special manner eternal salvation to all those who proved constantly faithful to this practice. After the example of these two great Franciscan Saints, St. Alphonsus Liguori adopted this pious practice and gave it his most ardent and powerful support. He counseled its use and even imposed it as a penance on those who had not adopted this good habit. The holy Doctor exhorts, in particular, parents, and confessors to watch carefully that children be faithful in reciting each day their three Hail Marys, morning and evening and recommended it to all the devout young or old. It is this Saint who suggested adding the aspiration after each Hail Mary: "By thy Immaculate Conception, O Mary, make my body pure and my soul holy."

  • Venereal pleasures above all debauch a man’s mind – Added on 2017-05-03.

  • Bad confessions are the road to hell for many; and of persons who have made sacrilegious confessions – Added on 2017-04-30.

  • Why the missionary position is considered as the only appropriate form of sexual intercourse between a husband and wife according to the teaching of the Church – Added on 2017-04-29.

  • A “venial sin is made mortal if a human being delights in it with the intention of persevering” according to Our Lord Jesus Christ – Added on 2017-04-28.

  • The marital act performed for pleasure only is condemned as a sin for both the married and unmarried people alike – Added on 2017-04-27.

  • The lawful quieting of concupiscence vs the sinful inflaming of concupiscence – Added on 2017-04-26.

  • Spouses who are too ardent lovers of their spouse are adulterers – Added on 2017-04-25.

  • The Bible states that a demon of lust “hath power” over all spouses who come together for various lustful reasons in their marital acts – Added on 2017-04-24.

  • God is Pleased with Penance and Mortification, and not Sensual Gratification – Added on 2017-04-21. "The way of perfection passes by way of the Cross. There is no holiness without renunciation and spiritual battle." Important notice: If a person is attached to pleasures, such as of food (as I am), then it may be important to start living as if it were Lent all year round! This is something I will try to start doing, since, as I noticed: I had much more peace during Lent compared to now since I was not then as great a slave to the palate as I am now.

  • Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, by St. Louis de Montfort
    New Consecration Prayer added on 2017-04-20. Background: Always a pious child and especially devoted to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, when the brilliant St. Louis de Montfort (A.D. 31 January 1673 - 28 April 1716) reached the age of 19, he gave away all he had and resolved to live on alms. He was ordained a priest in Paris, worked for some time as a hospital chaplain, but then came to devote his time to preaching -- a task he was extremely gifted at. He went on to found the Daughters of Wisdom -- an Order devoted to hospital work and educating poor girls -- and the Company of Mary (the Montfort Fathers), a missionary group of priests. It was his devotion to Mary, though, for which he is most remembered. St. Louis de Montfort's method of devotion is known as "Total Consecration," "True Devotion," or "Holy Slavery." This method is in the above link, with on-site links to all the necessary literature and prayers.

    From True Devotion To the Blessed Virgin Mary, Nos. 213-225
    Wonderful Effects of this Devotion

    213. My dear friend, be sure that if you remain faithful to the interior and exterior practices of this devotion which I will point out, the following effects will be produced in your soul:

    1. Knowledge of our unworthiness

    213. By the light which the Holy Spirit will give you through Mary, his faithful spouse, you will perceive the evil inclinations of your fallen nature and how incapable you are of any good. Finally, the humble Virgin Mary will share her humility with you so that, although you regard yourself with distaste and desire to be disregarded by others, you will not look down slightingly upon anyone.

    2. A share in Mary's faith

    214. Mary will share her faith with you. Her faith on earth was stronger than that of all the patriarchs, prophets, apostles and saints.

    3. The gift of pure love

    215. The Mother of fair love will rid your heart of all scruples and inordinate servile fear.

    4. Great confidence in God and in Mary

    216. Our Blessed Lady will fill you with unbounded confidence in God and in herself: Because you will no longer approach Jesus by yourself but always through Mary, your loving Mother.

    5. Communication of the spirit of Mary

    217. The soul of Mary will be communicated to you to glorify the Lord. Her spirit will take the place of yours to rejoice in God, her Saviour, but only if you are faithful to the practices of this devotion.

    6. Transformation into the likeness of Jesus

    218. If Mary, the Tree of Life, is well cultivated in our soul by fidelity to this devotion, she will in due time bring forth her fruit which is none other than Jesus.

    7. The greater glory of Christ

    222. If you live this devotion sincerely, you will give more glory to Jesus in a month than in many years of a more demanding devotion.

  • The Malice of Mortal Sin, by St. Anthony Mary Claret – Added on 2017-04-07. It is true to say that St. Anthony Mary Claret really was enriched by God with the gift of writing deeply so that one can truly think about and meditate upon what it is to sin against GOD.

  • – “A blog [by Jerome] dedicated to fighting against all errors, heresies, occasions of sinnings, and immodesties that evil times yield, without which there can be no certainty, security, nor salvation.”

  • Note: All the videos we have made, edited and uploaded to our websites was made during the period of our life when we still watched videos. We do not watch videos anymore as we did before nor do we know if or when we will upload any new videos to our website, since it is in occasion of sinning to watch videos, youtube clips, movies, the television etc.

    We wrote in our Spiritual Info article a while ago: “We ourselves do not watch any videos anymore except exclusively when for the sake of making videos [for our website]. We also try to avoid reading any secular news or other worldly websites. Now we only listen to audio, having all the movable images blocked. [See the Chrome/Opera/Vivaldi and Firefox/IceDragon sections on how to watch youtube while the video screen remains hidden (the video screen can still be activated easily with one click).] On youtube, when we watch something on youtube, we do not watch the videos but only listen to them by downloading them as audio (or video) and listened to them only in audio [as described in the links], or at least, by avoiding watching at the screen if we were watching it on youtube by scrolling down so that the player is not seen, or on other video sites [this was our approach before we learned that the video screen could be hidden with extensions]. Anyone who cares about virtue and about their eternal salvation and for those who fear not to offend God by viewing or seeing bad scenes or images, will of course do the same thing, since it’s almost impossible to watch anything today that does not contain immodesty or that will harm one’s virtue. Even purely Christian films, whether on tv or youtube, have many bad and unacceptable scenes, statues or images in them. What then could be said about more secular media, documentaries, or series?”

    So if someone wonders how we could have made a film like “Are You Ready?” while at the same time teaching to others of the necessity of not watching dangerous media (most of this film's scenes were taken from evil secular movies) know that it was made in 2009 when we still watched media and were not as careful as we are now. And it was definitely not a good idea or lawful according to God's holy law to have made such a video by having scrolled through such dangerous movies and taking out all those scenes. The person who made this film also testified after the fact that he was deceived by the devil and that he saw many bad and tempting scenes while making the film. The latest public English movie we made, compiled and enhanced and uploaded to our website was the Antipope Francis film in 2014, but even religious videos and images cannot be 100% safe and hence could be an occasion of sinning. Because we know how dangerous the media can be, and because we became stricter on avoiding bad occasions as time went on, we generally avoid it all the time now even though we did not to this before. The same can be said about images.

    Before when we were more stupid we did search for images in Google Images for our articles (even more secular articles) or automatically included the images contained in other peoples articles and did not always surf the internet in a general sense with images blocked, which is a highly stupid thing to do and an occasion of sinning since the internet is completely filled with immodesties and occasions of sinnings. (Sadly even most so-called traditional Catholics show such images or videos that contain immodesties on their websites – some showing more immodesties, some less[1].) But we don't do this any longer and we usually don't even care about having any images at all anymore for our articles.

    Perhaps if we think some image have some necessity and is safe to look at we can include it or look at it, such as, for example, an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that can be viewed in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Wikipedia entry, which should be a more safe approach than searching for it in Google Images. Also some Windows 10 images have recently been used in the How to disable Windows 10 advertisements section and been searched for in Google Images in a safe way* or been borrowed from other articles, but only because such images generally ought to be safe, and hence they would be more “excusable” to look for when one have a necessity. One generally can assume what topics and images ought to be safe and not include any people or women in them, and if one don't have this assurance, one must be absolutely careful or even avoid it completely since this could be an occasion of sinning. *But even when an image or images are thought to be more safe or necessary, still, one should not look at such an image directly when searching for it or when opening it or enabling it with Wizmage: in order that one may not get exposed to anything immodest directly to one's face. It also helps me personally that I have poor near sight, since this means I can look outside my glasses in order to try to discern beforehand (with bad sight) whether the image or images are deemed safe or not and whether it is just a normal Windows image without any people or women in it etc. When one don't know that a webpage and image is safe, one must be very careful before enabling it and looking at it.

    Yes, one needs to be careful if one wants to be saved, and those who are not careful about themselves and just expose themselves to all kinds of dangers (as almost all people do today, whether they be self-professed Traditional Catholics or not as detailed in this post) will not be saved, since they will be abandoned by God and fall into sin, as explained in another article.

    Note carefully: A person who watches secular media (even religious media or movies can be, and many times are, unsafe to watch, as—to give only one example—the notoriously immoral religious film Becket shows!) or don't surf the internet with images blocked and with an ad blocker, can hardly be said to be “careful”, however “careful” he thinks he is, since he is exposing himself daily to occasions of sinnings and immodesties, which means that such a person will damned in the end since he will fall into some sin and be abandoned by God: “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, Various Errors on Moral Matters #61, March 4, 1679). And “Brother Roger, a Franciscan of singular purity, being once asked why he was so reserved in his intercourse with women, replied, that when men avoid the occasions of sin, God preserves them; but when they expose themselves to danger, they are justly abandoned by the Lord, and easily fall into some grievous transgressions.” (St. Alphonsus Liguori, The True Spouse of Jesus Christ, Mortification of the Eyes, p. 221). Here we can see that a person who does not avoid the occasions of sinning cannot be absolved and hence cannot be saved, and that those who do not avoid dangerous occasions will be abandoned by God and infallibly fall into sin. Yet despite this Catholic truth, this is almost exactly how all people live today, whether they claim to be Traditional Catholics or not, as seen in this post and by their bad will and resistance to the truth. So what does this tell us? It tells us that few are saved indeed (Mt. 7:13), which is absolutely true,—and has been true in all ages,—but even more so today!

    [1] Lamentably, even so called Catholics nowadays have no clue about the Church’s teaching about abstaining from all occasions of sin, and the blindness concerning purity and modesty is almost total even among those who call themselves traditional Catholic, which we have sadly experienced over and over again, until we understood that we would be forced to not watch any motion picture at all, even by so called traditionals. Sad to say, many times it seems that the more “traditional” an organization or group claims to be, the less they have any clue about what true modesty and purity is. Indeed, even an organization like “Most Holy Family Monastery” which is viewed by most so called Catholics as an ultra-traditional and ultra-strict organization, has no clue about even normal decency, and posted a picture of a totally nude statue of a man which showed the genitals or private sexual parts. In the video called “Fr.  Z’s...”, which no one is allowed to watch on the screen as it is indecent, (but it can be lawfully listened to without seeing the video, motion picture or screen) MHFM was critiquing another man who had posted the picture of a statue of a muscular and totally naked man that was very life like, and thus could tempt many women. MHFM were of course right in criticizing him for tempting women by this naked picture, but then, in a fit of diabolical stupidity, MHFM themselves reposted this indecent image in the video for the whole world to see.

    Also a so called traditional writer of the website even diabolically defends himself in publicly posting nude, half nude or totally immodestly posing or dressed women, such as in bikini’s, on his website for the purpose of “exposing” the Vatican II corruption. This person actually compared himself – when publicly posting mortally sinful inducing images for the whole world to see – with “When a lawyer in a courtroom describes details of the sexual humiliation suffered by a victim of a pedophile priest, he is not doing so to promote immorality or induce the members of the jury to sin.” But this is a false argument since what is occurring behind closed doors (and that is not for the public) and for a legal purpose has no comparison with his own action of publicly posting immodest and mortally sinful inducing images for not only the whole world to see, but also for minors, youths, the married, the weak and even the old alike!

    Also, it is an injustice to compare the current worldly and ungodly prosecuting system with the more honorable Catholic prosecuting system of old where more effort and weight was put on personal testimonies and oaths of that something actually took place without necessarily having to go into unnecessary, graphic details. (The moral standard was also much higher in the past.)

    This devil–and in the following post a name was given: Atila Guimarães–and his accomplices (i.e., the whole TIA Staff) also said recently when he defended himself after being accused for posting pictures that could only be described as pornographic: “If we would have completely covered with black stripes the provocative parts [of the nude model] of those photos, many would say that they do not prove anything; perhaps you would be among those. Since we let our readers know who that woman the Pope embraced actually is – distorting as much as possible those photos without destroying the evidence – you jumped against us claiming that you are scandalized and accusing us of promoting sin.”

    The person who accused TIA rightly objected that: “Graphic photos simply have absolutely no place among the faithful even in this context. St. Paul the apostle himself once stated in Ephesians 5: 11-12: “Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret.” If it is “shameful even to mention the things done by them,” then all the more it is shameful to show it to the faithful!…To view the porn that you published was not my intent[2] and I exitted the screen immediately after beginning to view accidentally[2]. The images of the flesh especially when presented in such a salacious manner as those poses, are intrinsically evil and powerful! To include them in your reporting is like providing crack cocain to the audience to pass around (or maybe even to inhale) in a presentation on drug abuse so they can verify that “Yes, the purpetrator was using this.” [A good comparison since lascivious images affects the body and mind in the same way as a drug affects the body and mind into sensuality.] The danger of increasing the abuse is even more likely in that the internet users such as myself typically take in the information while all alone, and if I wanted to I could easily keep some and no one would be the wiser.”

    The article and images the reader was “accidentally” exposed to said this: “We reproduce some of the [nude] model’s poses below to brief our readers and allow them to evaluate the inconceivable moral abyss into which Francis is dragging present day Rome [by having embraced this woman]”.

    No one ever needed to see such pictures to be able to understand truths of the Christian Faith, or in order to be saved. This is just a sinful excuse. Indeed, in a courtroom, when a criminal is being judged, for example, for possessing or selling drugs, the jury or judge does not try the drugs to see whether it is really drugs or not, but a single lab confirms this through a test, and the reason why not all in the courtroom does try it, is in part because all understand that drugs are harmful. This is a perfect example to sensual pictures. Since these pictures act like a drug on the man or woman who look at them: one must do all in one’s power to restrict access to these and similar things so that the weak may not fall and enter hell. So those who watch films or videos which they do not know with certainty has nothing lascivious in it, are committing the exact same act as a person who would say to another person: “Look, this pill may kill my soul, and place myself in the occasion of sinning, but I will have a taste and see whether it is evil or not!” Who but a madman would act in this way, and yet, this is exactly what most people do right now, when they tempt themselves or others by placing themselves in the occasion of sin.

    Until our death, we are obligated under pain of mortal sin to avoid all occasions of sin. St. Alphonsus tells us in On Avoiding the Occasion of Sin: “Now, no one can receive absolution unless he purpose firmly to avoid the occasion of sin; because to expose himself to such occasions, though sometimes he should not fall into sin, is for him a grievous sin.” Indeed, “The catechist must explain that those who do not abstain from voluntary proximate occasions of grievous sin are guilty of a mortal sin, even though they have the intention of not committing the bad act, to the danger of which they expose themselves”. St Augustine’s Confessions reiterates this point: “I resist seductions of the eyes, lest my feet with which I advance on Your way be entangled; and I raise my invisible eyes to You, that You would be pleased to pluck my feet out of the net.”

    When sensual pictures exist that shows us something we need to explain or expose to others, they must be described in text rather than in a picture, as the picture works in the same way as drugs on a drug addict. There can be no doubt that countless billions of souls have been damned because of lascivious acts in films as well as sensual pictures, and yet so called Christians are totally clueless to this truth that one can even understand from the light of natural reason. Thus, the only logical solution to our evil times, is to totally cut off watching all motion picture media.

    This is truly the great challenge of our evil times: to be able to resist to watch media even though it is so delightful and fun to do so. Most people do not even try to cut off watching media or surfing the internet completely with images disabled, but are totally hooked on it like a drug addict, and this is undoubtedly a great reason, if not the greatest reason, why they will be damned. Since people nowadays do not resist their evil inclination to place themselves in the occasion of sinning, it is easy to see why so few nowadays possess any virtues, and why almost all are non-Catholic heretics. Simply said, one must choose whether one values one’s soul above the pleasure of watching a screen or seeing images for a little and brief moment in this short life. A person who is God-fearing and who fears hell and often meditates on death and the eternal punishment of the damned, will of course not hesitate one moment to cut of all occasions of sinning. Those, however, who presumptuously scorns to listen to these facts of both the Natural Law as well as the teaching of the Church and Her Saints, refusing to meditate on hell and the punishment of going against God’s Eternal Law, will experience eternal hell at the moment of death, but then it will be too late to amend.

    [2] Even though this person said his intent was not to see such graphic pictures, still, he might not have been unaware of the fact what kind of images this website posts, and hence he should not have entered this article even to begin with (with images enabled) since this would have been an occasion of sinning. But even if this website only posted “lesser immodesties”, that would still not make it lawful to look at such images or watch such videos (and they post a lot of those also), of course. Many people sadly seem to think that only “graver immodesties” are to be avoided while “lesser immodesties” can be indulged in! But they who think like this are greatly mistaken and are deceived by the devil and will go to Hell for their lack of fear of God and for their willful occasions of sinnings unless they repent and stop exposing themselves, as explained by Bl. Pope Innocent XI, St. Alphonsus, and Pope St. Gregory the Great:

    Bl. 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.

    St. Alphonsus Liguori, Mortification of the Eyes: “But I do not see how looks at young persons of a different sex can be excused from the guilt of a venial fault, OR EVEN FROM MORTAL SIN, when there is proximate danger of criminal consent. "It is not lawful," says [Pope] St. Gregory, "to behold what it is not lawful to covet." The evil thought which proceeds from looks, though it should be rejected, never fails to leave a stain upon the soul.” (The True Spouse of Jesus Christ, p. 221)

    St. Bernard teaches that to preserve chastity, and, at the same time, to expose oneself to the proximate occasion of sin, “is a greater miracle than to raise a dead man to life.” In explaining the fifth Psalm, St. Augustine says that “he who is unwilling to fly from danger, wishes to perish in it.”

    Most people who view and search for such immoral images, even for a “good” motive, obviously do this with a direct and secret “delight”; for if they did not like what they were doing they would obviously feel a deep horror over the fact that they are offending God and harming their own and other people’s soul, and that they are doing things that are contrary to God’s law of charity and morals etc., and if so, they would obviously seek a way so as not to expose themselves to this sinful occasion anymore; and if they do not feel any horror over the fact that they are offending God and harming their own soul and that of their neighbor, and if they do not seek a way to avoid putting themselves in this situation again in the future (such as by making a firm resolution not to view or search for such images anymore): it is a clear and infallible sign that they like what they are doing and hence they fall under the direct condemnation of Jesus Christ, and they commit a mortal sin since they have an “intention of persevering” doing this sin, for “the smallest sin, lusted after, is enough to damn anyone from the kingdom of Heaven, who does not repent.” (Jesus speaking to St. Bridget, Book 1, Chapter 32) It is a sin to put oneself in the occasion of sinning, hence that all those are damned who do this with a will to persevere in doing it:

    “Moreover, know that just as all mortal sins are very serious, so too a venial sin is made mortal if a human being delights in it with the intention of persevering.” (The Revelations of St. Bridget, Book 7, Chapter 27)

    It goes without saying, but no one may enter this website with images on or watch their evil image section (’s) “exposing” corruption since it is a mortal sin to behold such things and an occasion of sin; the same applies to and similar evil websites posting lascivious and nude images or directly links to them; but is worse since they have a function that pops up their other articles and related images to that article at the bottom of their website (or had at the time when the article was written), which means that any image may be displayed there according to their perverted standard, which means that even if you read a religious article with images on that you deemed safe, something immodest may be forced in your face against your will when scrolling down. This is why we stress that one must avoid having pictures on when surfing nowadays, for even the most so called traditional websites are totally clueless about what modesty and occasion of sin is. What then are one to say about more secular websites?

  • – A site maintained by a French supporter for those interested in more French material. While most things on this site should be safe morally and theologically, we can't guarantee that anyone besides ourselves actually have the same understanding when it comes to blocking, editing out and removing even the slightest form of immodesty. We have also pointed out a few times that some of the images he has used have been unacceptable. This person have always removed those images and been made aware of that he needs to be more careful and strict with what he permits to be shown on his website: since we will be severely judged for every person we have ever had an effect on, either for good or bad. I have also told him that he should not care about images for his articles or search for them, since this can be, or even is, an occasion of sinning; and that is especially more true if the article is more secular in nature. (For the same reasons one should not search for images for recreational or curiosity purposes.) All of his videos on his site, except those who he have embedded from us, are also taken mostly from MHFM's French website, and are (I believe) unedited. Although MHFM's videos are mostly good they do sometimes include scenes and images that are immodest; that contains women in pants; women with a neckline that is not high enough; or women in general that are not covered up good enough according to Traditional Catholic clothing morality. MHFM sadly is not as careful as they should be when it comes to this, which is the reason for why they can include, and even show, immodest pictures such as the Apocalypse imagery of “the woman [harlot], and of the beast which carrieth her” (Apocalypse 17:7); and in another video they showed a nude and lascivious male sculpture in order to “expose” another person for having shown this! As always, we do not recommend anyone to surf various websites with images on or watch videos, and that they only listen to the audio even on films that they think are totally safe and acceptable.

  • 2016-12-06 - Best Adblockers, Imageblockers and Flashblockers – Many updates and changes have been made since it was first published:

    • The most mayor update was for the Opera webbrowser since it was found out afterwards that Opera indeed can install Chrome extensions (and other Chromium based browsers can do this also, such as Vivaldi). So this means that Opera is in fact just as good and safe as Google Chrome is now because of that. See the Opera or Google Chrome section on how to install Chrome extensions for this browser if you want to use this browser.

    • Another important update was for the Wizmage Image Blocker. Before it said that this program did not block youtube comment thumbnails and similar images, which was true with the default settings, but this could be changed so that it will block smaller images as well. So this is an important update to be aware of in order to make Google Chrome even more safe to use. See the updated Wizmage Image Blocker section for all the new information with accompanying images on how to change this setting. (Note: You will still need to use and install Fast Image Blocker and use it alongside since Wizmage still does not block every image, nor does it always block them immediately when entering a website or moving back and forward.)

    • I also added an additional solution to a common problem when using Fast Image Blocker. Problem: When I enter a PDF file with Google Chrome or Opera the PDF file won’t open or load and the screen remains black. Solution: Temporarily disable Fast Image Blocker, reload the page and the PDF file will load and show itself (don’t forget to enable the image blocker again afterwards!). This problem happens because Fast Image Blocker apparently blocks Chrome’s and Opera’s internet images of the PDF file when looking at it from the webbrowser. This problem does not happen in Firefox since Firefox uses another approach in showing PDF files.

    If someone already did read the articles and implemented some of the extensions as recommended, it is advised that you look through those sections and images relevant to you in order to see whether some new information has been added, since some changes and useful and necessary additions has been made to almost every section.

  • 2016-11-03 - A detailed explanation on how to surf the internet with Adblockers, Imageblockers and Flashblockers; and which of these are the best, most user friendly and safe to use – A very important article for those interested in surfing the internet safely with image blockers, flash blockers and ad blockers in order to avoid exposing themselves to occasions of sinning, such as lascivious pictures, pop ups, ads and auto playing video clips on various websites.

  • 2016-09-28 - Why Catholic teaching shows us that Mary is to be considered Co-Redemptrix or Co-Redeemer – Originally uploaded early 2014 in Most Holy Family Monastery Exposed. It has now been uploaded as a separate article.

  • 2016-09-27 - It is now possible to buy the book Hell in the Mind's Eye on lulu for those interested in having it in book form:

  • 2016-09-27 - It is now possible to buy Important Spiritual Information You Must Know About To Be Saved on lulu for those interested in having it in book form or to give out to people:

  • 2016-09-09 - L’Enfer à l’Esprit – The book Hell in the Mind’s Eye partly translated into French.

  • 2016-08-29 - Plaisir Sexuel et Luxure - Acte Sexuel Dans le Mariage – This French article was updated with the recently translated and updated chapters posted individually below.

  • 2016-08-24 - Note: We have occasionally updated our embedded videos and changed the site from where they are streamed due to that ads where displayed in them against our will (or knowledge). Since we use an adblock (which everyone who wants to save their souls must do when using the internet) we were unaware of that this occurred. But whenever we have noticed this, we have tried to remedy it by not embedding those videos on our site.
    Please see this section on “How To Control Your Eyes” from the “Spiritual Info You Must Know About” article, for the crucial information on how to surf the internet without images on and how to use an adblock and why this is absolutely necessary for salvation, and why it is a mortal sin to refuse to do this, since everyone who is even a little familiar with the internet knows that using it is a great occasion of sin.

  • 2016-08-22 - Hell in the Mind's Eye
  • – For those who want to read a lot of hell texts and books in order to keep the fear of God, Hell, death and sin fresh and alive in their soul - ought to read from this book (or some similar book like St. Alphonsus' Preparation for Death) everyday for 10-15 minutes in order to achieve this end. Many of the best books and texts on the topic of Hell and death have been compiled into a very large book called “Hell in the Mind's Eye”. I am sure there are a lot of information here that some people have never seen before; and even if a reader may already have read some of the texts, it is always good to reread them in order to make the fear of God strong in one's soul.

  • 2016-07-30 -
  • – An incomplete French translation of the latest (as of October 2015) English “Chastity: The Angelic Virtue” book.

  • 2016-05-18 -
  • – Extracts of the Revelations of St. Bridget uploaded in the Norwegian language.

  • 2016-05-12 -
  • – An incomplete French translation of an older English translation, with the first chapter added from the latest (as of October 2015) “Sexual Pleasure, Lust, and the Various Sexual Acts in Marriage” book.

  • 2016-05-09 -
  • – An incomplete French translation of the English “Natural Family Planning, the Marital Sexual Act, and Procreation” book. The only thing new (except for some minor corrections of the older translation) was the addition of the entire first chapter from the latest (as of October 2015) English article.

  • 2016-02-06 -
  • – More books and chapters of St. Bridget's Revelations added in the Czech language.

  • 2015-12-28 -
  • – A lot more books and chapters of St. Bridget's Revelations added in the Croatian language.

  • 2015-2016 - The Revelations of St. Bridget for purchase in book form -- for those who are interested -- are available in the following languages:












  • 2014-2015 -
  • – Many French articles was uploaded during this time period, such as articles on Sedevacantism, Vatican II, the Antipopes, SSPX, Sexual Pleasure and Lust, Natural Family Planning, Spiritual Info You Must Know to be Saved, Dogma, Most Holy Family Monastery, Sacraments from Heretics, and much more.

  • Our Lady of Fatima's PLEA FOR SACRIFICE – New article added on October 7, 2015. This article is a brief consideration of Our Lady's four requests: penance, prayer, devotion to her Immaculate Heart and wearing the brown scapular.

      "Pray, pray a great deal, and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell, because they have no one to pray and make sacrifices for them." ---- The Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: August 19, 1917

  • Pueden las parejas peccar entre ellos mismos en sus actividades sexuales? – Nueva sección añadida el 26 de septiembre 2015. (This is a newly added translation of the introduction from the English Sexual Pleasure and Lust article.)

  • Comprar “Las Profecías y Revelaciones de Santa Brígida de Suecia” en forma de libro en Lulu (730 Páginas).

  • It is now possible to buy the sexual pleasure and lust articles in book form on Lulu (Part 1-4, 740 Pages) for those who are interested.

  • Chastity: The Angelic Virtue – Some new updates added on August 18, 2015. Of note is the objection:

    Objection: There’s no evidence that a life of chastity or celibacy is a more holy or virtuous life than getting married, and those who try to say that celibacy or chastity is better than marital life, are just influenced by the prudish, false and heretical Manichean and Stoic teachings and worldviews which both extolled chastity and generally rejected as gross or evil the sensual pleasures of the flesh. Many of the Fathers and the Saints were very prudish in their worldview since they were heavily influenced by the heretical Manichean and Stoic teachings concerning marriage and sexual desire that flourished during their time, and that is why they taught that chastity or celibacy is a more holy or virtuous life than getting married. Indeed, the Fathers even go further than that, teaching that sexual desire and the normal, marital act even in marriage can be dangerous or harmful for the soul. In addition, the teaching of the Fathers and the Saints that one should despise and reject one’s sexual desires even in marriage, is outrageous and reek of gnosticism, and the Bible and the Church totally rejects this view of theirs as well as their other errors concerning sexual pleasure, marriage and celibacy.

  • Sexual Pleasure, Lust, and the Various Sexual Acts in Marriage – Some major updates uploaded on August 18, 2015. Of note are the following questions or objections:

    Question: Isn’t it true that as long as at some point the husband consummates the act in the normal way and ejaculates into his wife’s vagina, all sexual acts are moral and good?

    Question: You are not right in teaching that concupiscence and sexual desire is the reason why the original sin is transmitted to one’s children. Concupiscence and sexual desire cannot be an evil disease since if it were, God would have led people to evil by allowing people to marry, which is impossible. If concupiscence and sexual desire was an evil disease, this would also make marriage evil, and this proves that concupiscence must be a good gift from God, and that one do not need to resist it.

    Question: Is it sinful for women to use pants?

    Question: In what way can I perform acts that might be an occasion of sinning? I like to watch different TV-programs and films, but now and then, there comes immodest and ungodly things. Is this sinful to watch?

    Question: Isn’t it true that when we grow enough in chastity, we should dispense with practicing custody of the eyes, which is merely an initial negative step for those in the purgative stage of purity, and should instead look upon women and their God-given beauty with the pure gaze of love?

    Question: Is it sinful to attend dances, or allow one’s children to attend such events? Is it true that one puts oneself in the occasion of sin if one attends dances?

    Question: Is it lawful to wear more immodest clothing when one plays sports, since this is good for the health of the body or more easy to move around in?

  • Natural Family Planning, the Marital Sexual Act, and Procreation – Some new updates added on August 18, 2015. Of note is the section: The sexual act must be excused by the motive of procreation since it is intoxicating like a drug, shameful, and destined by nature for procreation. This information is somewhat similar to the beginning of the Sexual Pleasure and Lust article.

  • The Abomination of Desolation Revealed – This is the same section on the Abomination of Desolation that is contained in the article below, but without all the additional information on the New Mass and the Vatican II.

  • The New Mass and the Abomination of Desolation – New article added on June 12, 2015 on the New Mass and the Abomination of Desolation. This article will show, among other things, that the New Mass is the Abomination of Desolation – and that the Four Vatican II Antipopes from John XXIII to John Paul II perfectly parallel the Four False High Priests at the time of the Abomination of Desolation in the Machabees. Very interesting article for those interested in prophecy.

  • Fr. Rama P. Coomaraswamy Beliefs, Heresies and Practices Exposed – New article added on June 12, 2015.

  • Bishop Louis Vezelis Beliefs, Heresies and Practices Exposed – New article added on June 11, 2015.

  • Bishop Guerard des Lauriers Beliefs, Heresies and Practices Exposed – New article added on June 11, 2015.

  • Francis Schuckardt and Bishop Mark Pivarunas of the CMRI Exposed – New article added on May 17, 2015.

  • Bishop Richard Williamson of the SSPX Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices – New article added on May 16, 2015.

  • Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX and Antipope Francis Exposed – New article added on May 16, 2015.

  • The Remnant Newspaper and Michael Matt Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices – Various Heresies from the False Traditionalists The Remnant Exposed added on May 14, 2015.

  • Fr. Paul Kramer Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices – New article added on May 13, 2015. For those who don’t know, “Fr.” Paul Kramer is a traditionalist layman falsely posing as a priest (he was ordained in the new rite of ordination) who currently holds Benedict XVI as “Pope” after considering Francis an impostor and an antipope.

  • Daily Catholic ( Beliefs, Heresies and Practices Exposed – New article added on May 7, 2015. The author of this so-called traditional website actually espouses the view that adhering firmly to the Church’s dogma on No Salvation Outside the Church and the Absolute Necessity of Baptism of Water for Salvation is “monstrous”, “makes God a monster”, and is believed by people like us in order “to try to find some excuse to put as many in hell as possible”.

  • and Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey Exposed – New article added on April 24, 2015.

  • Fisheaters Forum and Tracy's "Vox Clamantis" Heresies Exposed – New article added on April 23, 2015.

  • FSSP Exposed (Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter) Beliefs, Heresies and Practices – New article added on April 22, 2015. For those who don’t know, the FSSP or the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is a group of self-professed traditionalist Catholic “priests” and seminarians in good standing with the Vatican II sect.

  • Modernism and Modernists: What is Modernism Movement, Definition, Examples, Characteristics, Beliefs – New article added on April 21, 2015. Find out everything about the heresy of modernism so staunchly condemned by the Church, and especially by Pope St. Pius X. Also see the amazing modernist heresies by Benedict XVI and Francis and how their heresies fits precisely in with the definition of the modernism heresy.

  • Conclave and Papal Conclave: Meaning, Definition, Cardinals, Facts and Consequences – New article added on April 21, 2015. Find out what the Catholic Church teaches concerning the election of the Roman Pontiff, and the tragic consequences of not having any Catholic Cardinals, priests or bishops left in the entire world (or so it seems) and what this means. We live in the time predicted by the ancient Fathers, St. Francis de Sales, and others when the Church, for a time, would seemingly disappear. Only God can resolve this situation, when and in whatever manner He chooses.

  • Hutton Gibson Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices – New article on this false sedevacantist added on April 16, 2015.

  • Maria Valtorta and The Poem of The Man God Exposed, Reviews and Facts – New article added on April 15, 2015. Find out some shocking quotes and deeds that was supposedly uttered and performed by Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary according to Maria Valtorta and The Poem of The Man God.

  • Corrections and Retractions – Updated on April 2, 2015 with some new corrections of old faults, and also some new quotes and information added or removed concerning some of the theological discussion in the article (these updates have happened occasionally to reflect our updated theology). Our theological updates in this article principally follows the theology expressed in the Sexual Pleasure, Procreation and Lust article, which is based almost exclusively on the doctrine and quotations from the Bible, the Fathers, Saints and Popes of the Catholic Church. This means that it is not our own opinion expressed in this important article, but rather that of the Bible, the Saints, Popes and Fathers of the Church. The rest is based on the moral law derived from reason and the natural law, with quotations principally from St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas affirming these principles of nature. Therefore, know that any information that expressed a different opinion in the corrections-retractions article than what is currently found in the Sexual Pleasure and Lust article, have been updated or removed. For instance, to name only one specific update, after we learned that it seems that the Fathers of the Church (in all the quotes we’ve found on the subject) are unanimous in their teaching that marital relations during menses and pregnancy is sinful and must be avoided, (we have not seen one single Father teach that these filthy acts are lawful or permitted, but rather that to do these acts are sinful, must be avoided, and angers God) we no longer interpret Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Casti Connubii to definitely permit this, since his words do not address these questions directly, and so we no longer say in the article that we were wrong in forbidding these acts because Council of Trent and Vatican I infallibly teaches that no one may contradict or teach contrary to the unanimous consent of the Fathers.

  • CMRI Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices (Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen) – New article added on Mars 31, 2015.

  • SSPX & Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Exposed (Society of St. Pius X) – Updated SSPX article (Mars 22, 2015). This is essentially a new article.

  • Communicatio In Sacris Facts, Definition, Catholic Teaching and Divine Law – New article added on Mars 21, 2015.

  • Brother Michael Dimond Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices – New article added on Mars 20, 2015 focusing more on the beliefs, quotations and heresies of Brother Michael Dimond of Most Holy Family Monastery. There are some new quotes and information contained in this article not posted in our other articles against Most Holy Family Monastery.

  • Brother Peter Dimond Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices – New article added on Mars 20, 2015 focusing more on the beliefs, quotations and heresies of Brother Peter Dimond of Most Holy Family Monastery. There are some new quotes and information contained in this article not posted in our other articles against Most Holy Family Monastery.

  • Most Holy Family Monastery Exposed – Article updated on March 14, 2015 with some new quotes and information, principally taken from the two articles on the Dimond Brothers linked to above.

  •, Mike Bizzaro and Victoria DePalma Exposed – New article added on February 7, 2015 on the beliefs, heresies and practices of Mike Bizzaro and Victoria DePalma of the website We advise no on to read their material since they are dangerous and deceiving heretics. However, we have decided to compose a rather thorough refutation of their principle heresies in which they deceive people, in order to show how illogical and unreasonable those people are who adhere to such and similar position as Mike Bizzaro and Victoria DePalma. (If someone have some questions or wonders about refuting something not yet addressed in the above article, please contact us and we will get back to you about it.)

  • Palmarian Church and Clemente Domínguez y Gómez Beliefs, Heresies and Practices Exposed – New article added on February 7, 2015 on the beliefs and practices of the Palmarian Sect who actually claims to be the Catholic Church.

  • Santa Claus, Antichrist of the Season – New article on added on December 16, 2014 on Santa Claus, the false Christ and Antichrist invented by Satan to substitute for Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, Pope Gregory XVII, The Pope in Red and The Siri Thesis Exposed – New article added on December 12, 2014

      The Siri Thesis is a theory which some holds that actually Cardinal Giuseppe Siri was elected Pope, after the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958, but the newly-elected Gregory XVII, formerly Cardinal Siri, was put under grave duress or coercion – threatened and prevented from taking the Papal Chair (i.e. from publically proclaiming His Pontificacy) and illegally replaced by Angelo Roncalli (John XXIII). Whether Cardinal Siri was truly elected to be Pope or not, John XXIII’s election would have still been invalid (null and void) because John XXIII was a manifest heretic before his election, which is confirmed in his heretical teachings as an Antipope. It is possible Cardinal Siri was elected Pope and unlawfully forced to resign – thus invalidating the “elections” of John XXIII and Paul VI. But his failure to oppose the apostasy, stand up for his office and denounce the Antipopes in the decades following those fateful days preclude Catholics from holding that he remained Pope in the decades following the 1958 and 1963 conclaves. Cardinal Siri may have been paralyzed by fear, uncertainty and confusion about his status and what to do about it; nevertheless one cannot recognize that he remained Pope in the years following his elections because, at least in the external forum, he did not stand up for his office or oppose the Antipopes. In fact, Siri not only continued in communion with the Vatican II antipopes and called these antipopes “Popes”, but also consented to the heretical decrees of the Second Vatican Council. Therefore, we can only judge him to be a heretic by his external works, and condemn him as a heretic.

  • The Whole Truth about Fr. Leonard Feeney, Feeneyism, Feeneyites and the Supposed Excommunication of Fr. Feeney Explained and Exposed – New article added on December 12, 2014

  • Richard Ibranyi (RJMI), Mary's Little Remnant, exposed – New article added on this dangerous heretic on December 12, 2014. We advice no one to read Ibranyi’s material since he is a dangerous and deceiving heretic. However, we have decided to compose a quick refutation against him and some of his outrageous beliefs, heresies and practices for the benefit of the people whom he have deceived and that has been exposed to his material and heretical thinking. (If someone have some questions or wonders about refuting something not yet addressed in the above article, please contact us and we will get back to you about it.)

  • Archbishop Thuc Bishops and Consecrations (The Thuc Line Bishops) – New article added on December 12, 2014:

      Bishop Peter Martin Ngo Dinh Thuc was born October 6, 1897 and died December 13, 1984. In 1938, at the age of 41, Father Thuc was chosen by Rome to direct the Apostolic Vicariate at Vinhlong in Vietnam. He was consecrated bishop on May 4, 1938, being the third Vietnamese priest raised to the rank of bishop. On November 24, 1960, John XXIII named Bishop Thuc “Archbishop” of Hué. He attended the robber’s Second Vatican Council (1964) and signed its documents, at which point he was known to be a notorious heretic with no office in the Church.

      It is of the faith—therefore, epikeia cannot justify it—that a notorious apostate, heretic, or schismatic bishop cannot be a legal successor to the apostles, nor can he propagate a legal line by ordaining Catholic priests or bishops. People ordained by heretics or schismatics are valid priests and bishops, but their orders are unlawful and illicit, which means that they cannot exercise their order without sin.

      All those consecrated by him or by others of his line (or by any other heretic or schismatic) lack the canonical mission which the Council of Trent dogmatically teaches to be necessary for a bishop to be a legitimate minister of the word and the sacraments: “If anyone say… that those who have not been rightly ordained by ecclesiastical and canonical power and have not been sent [by the Church], but come from some other source [such as a heretical or schismatical source], are lawful ministers of the word and of the sacraments: let him be anathema.” (Council of Trent, Session XXIII, Canon VII; Denzinger 967). Plainly no necessity, no claim of epikeia can override, even in an extreme need, an obligation derived, not from human law, but from Divine law infallibly proposed as such by the Church (such as the Divine Law that forbids Catholics to communicate in the sacraments with non-Catholics).

      The sin of entering into active religious communion with non-Catholics is committed when a self-professed Catholic knowingly gets consecrated or ordained by a notoriously non-Catholic bishop. It is of the faith that a Catholic cannot arrive at a good by an evil means. The Church has already dealt with a similar situation in which there were no Catholic bishops in Armenia. An appeal was made to the Holy See to allow schismatical or heretical bishops to ordain Catholic priests. The Holy See rejected the appeal.

        The Communication of Catholics with Schismatics, Holy Orders: “[p. 103] Clement VIII in his Instruction Sanctissimus of August 31, 1595, stated that those who had received ordination at the hands of schismatic bishops who apart from their schismatic status were properly consecrated—the necessary form having been observed—did indeed receive orders, but not the right to exercise them. In this he repeated the doctrine of the glossators. Benedict XIV in the Constitution Etsi pastoralis of May 26, 1742, confirmed this doctrine of Clement VIII. …Not only was the recognized validity of schismatic orders established, but further points were clarified. Schismatic bishops were not to be admitted for the conferring of orders or for the administration of any of the other sacraments. Persons ordained by schismatic bishops were, upon a proper rectification or amendment in their status, to be reconciled and absolved. An appropriate penance was to be imposed on them. If they had embraced any errors, they had previously to abjure them; if they had not embraced any errors, they had nevertheless to renounce the schism of their ordaining prelate. The abjuration was to be made either publicly or secretly, as the facts in the case directed. Before the ordained persons could exercise their Orders, it was necessary for them to receive from the Holy See a dispensation from the irregularity which they had incurred. … [p. 105] On this same matter there was still another response of the Holy Office on November 21, 1709. No Armenian Catholic bishops were available for ordaining priests who were needed in Ispahan, and so it was asked whether sacred Orders could be received from schismatical or heretical bishops. The Holy Office replied that in no way could that be allowed, and that those who had been ordained by such bishops were irregular and suspended from the exercise of their Orders. …The prohibition to receive holy Orders at the hands of a schismatic bishop is contained in the general prohibition against active religious communication as expressed in canon 1258.1. There is also an implicit prohibition contained in canon 2372, wherein it is stated that those who presume to receive Orders from a notorious schismatic automatically incur a suspension a divinis reserved to the Apostolic See.” (The Communication of Catholics with Schismatics, Rev. Ignatius J. Szal, A.B., J.C.L., Imprimatur +D Cardinal Dougherty, Phil., April 2, 1948, Catholic University of America Canon Law Series #264, The Catholic University of America Press, pp. 103-105)

      By decreeing “in no way could that be allowed,” the Holy Office confirmed that it is a matter of faith that a Catholic may never knowingly be ordained a priest or consecrated a bishop by a heretic or schismatic. The Holy Office condemns the same excuse that some Thucites use for going to the notorious apostate and heretic Bishop Thuc to be consecrated bishops or ordained priests—they say, there are no Catholic bishops; therefore, we can go before a non-Catholic bishop to be consecrated or ordained. The 1917 Code of Canon Law, Canon 2372, also condemns them by reaffirming the Holy Office’s 1709 decree.

        1917 Code of Canon Law: “Canon 2372. Reception of Orders from Unworthy Prelates: All persons who presume to receive orders from a prelate who has been excommunicated, suspended, or interdicted by a declaratory or condemnatory sentence, or from a notorious apostate, heretic, or schismatic, automatically incur suspension a divinis reserved to the Apostolic See. Any person who has been ordained in good faith by such a man, forfeits the right to exercise the order thus received until he obtains a dispensation from the prohibition.”

      Even if a heretic or schismatic bishop lied to a candidate by hiding his notorious crimes of heresy or schism, and produced a forged papal mandate, that candidate, even though of good faith, upon discovering the fraud, cannot exercise his orders. That is not even the case with the Thucites, because Bishop Thuc’s notorious crimes could have been easily known upon a basic inquiry (he signed the Vatican II documents, for instance), and thus, all who received orders from him while knowing he was a heretic committed an act of communion in sacred things with a heretic, which is an act of bad faith. Either way, good faith or bad faith, their orders cannot be legally exercised. Those of good faith incur no mortal guilt; whereas, those of bad faith do, they become schismatics. Those of good faith would incur guilt if they continued to exercise their orders after discovering the bishop they received orders from was not eligible to legally confer orders.

        The Communication of Catholics with Schismatics, Holy Orders: “[p. 103] Persons ordained by schismatic bishops were, upon a proper rectification or amendment in their status, to be reconciled and absolved. … Before the ordained persons could exercise their Orders, it was necessary for them to receive from the Holy See a dispensation from the irregularity which they had incurred.”

      These Thucites of bad will imply a good can come from an evil means: They violate the infallible Church law that forbids them to knowingly go before a notorious apostate, heretic, or schismatic bishop to be consecrated or ordained (Holy Office Decree, 1709 and c. 2372); they violate the infallible Church law that forbids active religious communication with non-Catholics (communicatio in sacris) (c. 1258, §1); they violate the natural law by scandal; and, they violate the divine positive law by endangering the Catholic faith of perversion.

      As a result of their knowingly schismatic crime, God abhors them and places them, the obstinate sinner who refuse to convert, under the Romans’ One Curse. “For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice than, after they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them.” (2 Pt. 2:20-21)

      If illegal bishops and priests, such as the Thucites, want to enter the Catholic Church and have their sins forgiven, they must abjure by renouncing their schismatic crime and any heresies they believe in, along with the public crimes of schism and heresy of the non-Catholic bishop who consecrated or ordained them.

        The Communication of Catholics with Schismatics, Holy Orders: “[p. 103] If they had embraced any errors, they had previously to abjure them; if they had not embraced any errors, they had nevertheless to renounce the schism of their ordaining prelate. The abjuration was to be made either publicly or secretly, as the facts in the case directed.”

      If the crimes were public, the specific abjuration must also be public. Epikeia would apply for the penitent bishops or priests to abjure if proper Church authorities are impossible to access.

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  • Una Cum Masses Exposed and The Te Igitur Prayer Controversy Explained – New article added on December 12, 2014:

      Una Cum masses refers to masses in which the priest would mention the name of a person he considers to be his leader, such as John Paul II, Benedict XVI or, currently, Francis I, in the first prayer of the Canon.

      The Te Igitur prayer of the Mass is the first prayer of the Canon. It is the passage in this prayer which requires the priest to pray for the reigning pope and bishop of the diocese in which the Mass if offered.

      But the problem is this: The Church teaches that the laity assist actively at Mass, and in so doing, manifest their consent and moral cooperation with the priest as he offers the sacrifice. Indeed, moral unity with the priest is required to fulfill the Sunday obligation. This is a true form of active assistance or participation, and according to Catholic teaching constitutes “cooperation or common action with another in the prayers and functions of worship.”

      Thus, if you assist at an una cum Mass this means that you profess religious communion with heretics and participate in sin.

      Furthermore, the Fathers of the Church, Pope Innocent III, and indeed Pope Pius XII himself in the Encyclical Mediator Dei, teach specifically that the faithful who actively assist at Mass ratify, assent to and participate in the prayers of the Canon that the priest recites, even though they do not vocally recite these prayers themselves.

        Pope Innocent III (1198–1216), De Sacro Altaris Mysterio, 3.6: “Not only do the priests offer the sacrifice, but also all the faithful: for what the priest does personally by virtue of his ministry, the faithful do collectively by virtue of their intention.”

      In Mediator Dei, his great encyclical on the Sacred Liturgy, Pius XII treats at great length the role that the laity play in offering the Holy Sacrifice.

        Pope Pius XII, Mediator Dei (# 93), November 20, 1947: “The people unite their hearts in praise, impetration, expiation and thanksgiving with the prayers or intention of the priest, even of the High Priest himself, so that in the one and the same offering of the victim and according to a visible sacerdotal rite, they may be presented to God the Father.”

        Pope Pius XII, Mediator Dei (# 84), November 20, 1947: “Moreover, the rites and prayers of the Eucharistic sacrifice signify and show no less clearly that the oblation of the Victim is made by the priests in company with the people. For not only does the sacred minister, after the offering of the bread and wine when he turns to the people, say the significant prayer: ‘Pray brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the Father Almighty;’ but also the prayers by which the divine Victim is offered to God are generally expressed in the plural number: and in these it is indicated more than once that the people also participate in this august sacrifice inasmuch as they offer the same.”

      Thus there is no way for the sedevacantist to avoid it. The same active assistance at Mass required for fulfilling your Sunday obligation also inextricably joins you to the action of a priest at the altar. So, when the priest proclaims during the Canon that he offers the sacrifice together with Thy servant Francis, our Pope — the arch-heretic and false pope Bergoglio, the priest’s prayer is your prayer.

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  • Baptism of Desire, Baptism of Blood and the Council of Trent – New article added on December 12, 2014. This important article thoroughly explains the Church’s teaching on the absolute necessity of Water Baptism for salvation and deals specifically with the Council of Trent and explains the reason for why the Council said that baptism, or the desire thereof, is necessary for salvation. We believe that the explanation found below finally settles the Council of Trent controversy once and for all; for, as St. Thomas explains it, for adults, baptism is not only necessary to be desired, but they must also receive it in order to have salvation; whereas for infants, no desire is necessary, and only to actually receive it is required. Hence that this explains why the Council spoke as it did, since it was making out different requirements for adults and infants. Adults need both (desire and sacrament), whereas infants only need the sacrament (water baptism). The most relevant parts are shown below.

        Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, Sess. 6, Chap. 4: "In these words there is suggested a description of the justification of the impious [of those held in original sin], how there is a transition from that state in which a person is born as a child of the first Adam to the state of grace and of adoption as sons of God through the second Adam, Jesus Christ our savior; indeed, this transition, once the gospel has been promulgated, CANNOT TAKE PLACE WITHOUT THE LAVER OF REGENERATION OR A DESIRE FOR IT, AS IT IS WRITTEN: UNLESS A MAN BE BORN AGAIN OF WATER AND THE HOLY GHOST, HE CANNOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD (JOHN 3:5)."

      But why does Trent define that the desire for Baptism, along with Baptism, is necessary for justification? Because it is referring to both adults and infants receiving baptism. Therefore, in this chapter Trent is dealing exclusively with those Catholics under the age of reason (infants) who have not committed actual sins, and for such infants receiving baptism only is necessary for justification; while for those above the age of reason (adults) who have committed actual sins, the desire for baptism (and godly contrition) in addition to actually receiving baptism is necessary for justification.

      The Council of Trent explains this saving sorrow of mind that is necessary for adults "to attain to grace and justice" before receiving baptism.

        The Council of Trent, Sess. 14, Chap. 1 on the necessity, and on the institution of the Sacrament of Penance: "Penitence was in deed at all times necessary, in order to attain to grace and justice, for all men who had defiled themselves by any mortal sin, EVEN FOR THOSE WHO BEGGED TO BE WASHED BY THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM; that so, their perverseness renounced and amended, THEY MIGHT, WITH A HATRED OF SIN AND A GODLY SORROW OF MIND, DETEST SO GREAT AN OFFENCE OF GOD."

        The Council of Trent, Session 14, Chap. 4 on Contrition: "Contrition, which holds the first place amongst the aforesaid acts of the penitent, is a sorrow of mind, and a detestation for sin committed, with the purpose of not sinning for the future. THIS MOVEMENT OF CONTRITION WAS AT ALL TIMES NECESSARY FOR OBTAINING THE PARDON OF SINS..."

      As we just saw infallibly defined by the Council of Trent: "Penitence was in deed at all times necessary, in order to attain to grace and justice, for all men who had defiled themselves by any mortal sin, EVEN FOR THOSE WHO BEGGED TO BE WASHED BY THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM; that so, their perverseness renounced and amended, THEY MIGHT, WITH A HATRED OF SIN AND A GODLY SORROW OF MIND, DETEST SO GREAT AN OFFENCE OF GOD." As we can see, they did not say that an adult can be saved without a godly sorrow of mind (or with imperfect contrition) even when being baptized, but rather said that this godly sorrow of mind (perfect contrition) "was in deed at ALL TIMES NECESSARY, IN ORDER TO ATTAIN TO GRACE AND JUSTICE... that so, their perverseness renounced and amended [their life]..." (Session 14, Chapter 1)

      Concerning adults. That is why the chapter defines that justification cannot take place without the water of baptism or the right desire for it. Both are necessary. Not only a godly sorrow for their sins is necessary, but also a right desire to actually receive baptism, is necessary.

        Catechism of the Council of Trent, On Baptism - Dispositions for Baptism, Tan Books, p. 180: "INTENTION - ... In the first place they [adults] must desire and intend to receive it…"

        St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Third Part, Q. 68, Art. 7: "Those who receive Baptism - Reply to Objection 2: If an adult lack the intention of receiving the sacrament, he must be rebaptized. But if there be doubt about this, the form to be used should be: "If thou art not baptized, I baptize thee."

        St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Third Part, Q. 68, Art. 7: "Whether the intention of receiving the sacrament of Baptism is required on the part of the one baptized? - According to the Church’s ritual, those who are to be baptized ask of the Church that they may receive Baptism: and thus they express their intention of receiving the sacrament. I answer that, By Baptism a man dies to the old life of sin, and begins a certain newness of life, according to Romans 6:4: "We are buried together with" Christ "by Baptism into death; that, as Christ is risen from the dead . . . so we also may walk in newness of life." Consequently, just as, according to Augustine (Serm. cccli), he who has the use of free-will, must, in order to die to the old life, "will to repent of his former life"; so must he, of his own will, intend to lead a new life, the beginning of which is precisely the receiving of the sacrament. Therefore on the part of the one baptized, it is necessary for him to have the will or intention of receiving the sacrament."

      Concerning infants. The Church has always taught that infants baptized in heretical and schismatic churches are made Catholics, members of the Church and subjects of the Roman Pontiff, even if the people who baptized them are heretics who are outside the Catholic Church. This is because the infant, being below the age of reason, cannot be a heretic or schismatic or have an intention contrary to the validity or effect of baptism. Hence, he cannot have an impediment which would prevent Baptism from making him a member of the Church.

        Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, Sess. 7, Can. 13 on the Sacrament of Baptism: "If anyone shall say that infants, because they have not actual faith, after having received baptism are not to be numbered among the faithful… let him be anathema."

      St. Thomas Aquinas also explains why infants does not need to have a desire for baptism and have contrition (or penance as it is also called) as adults always must desire baptism and have contrition in order to receive the full effect and validity of baptism.

        St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, First Part of the Second Part, Q. 113, Art. 3: "Whether for the justification of the ungodly is required a movement of the free-will? - Reply to Objection 1. Infants are not capable of the movement of their free-will; hence it is by the mere infusion of their souls that God moves them to justice. Now this cannot be brought about without a sacrament; because as original sin, from which they are justified [after receiving baptism], does not come to them from their own will, but by carnal generation [or from simply being born], so also is grace given them [not from their own will but] by Christ through spiritual regeneration [in baptism]. And the same reason holds good with madmen and idiots that have never had the use of their free-will."

        St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Third Part, Q. 68, Art. 9: "Whether children should be baptized? - I answer that, As the Apostle says (Romans 5:17), "if by one man’s offense death reigned through one," namely Adam, "much more they who receive abundance of grace, and of the gift, and of justice, shall reign in life through one, Jesus Christ." Now children contract original sin from the sin of Adam; which is made clear by the fact that they are under the ban of death, which "passed upon all" on account of the sin of the first man, as the Apostle says in the same passage (Romans 5:12). Much more, therefore, can children receive grace through Christ, so as to reign in eternal life. But our Lord Himself said (John 3:5): "Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Consequently it became necessary to baptize children, that, as in birth they incurred damnation through Adam [through no will of their own] so in a second birth they might obtain salvation through Christ [also through no will of their own]."

      This means that all baptized infants wherever they are, even those baptized in heretical non-Catholic churches by heretical ministers, are made members of the Catholic Church. They are also made subject to the Roman Pontiff (if there is one).

      So, far from being in favor of baptism of desire, this chapter of the Council of Trent actually goes against it. It defines that justification of the impious cannot take place without the water of baptism or the desire for it, and as we have seen, receiving water baptism is always necessary for justification for both adults and infants alike. We know this interpretation of this passage is correct, because if what baptism of desire proponents say were correct, we would actually have the Council teaching us in the first part of the sentence that John 3:5 is not to be taken as it is written (desire sometimes suffices), while simultaneously contradicting itself in the second part of the sentence by telling us to take John 3:5 as it is written (sicut scriptumest)! But this passage is infallible and there is no contradiction contained therein. So let every baptism of desire supporter cease preaching that Sess. 6, Chap. 4 teaches that justification " can" be effected by water or desire to the exclusion of actually receiving water baptism, which is certainly not what the Council says. Let them cease preaching that John 3:5 is not to be taken AS IT IS WRITTEN: "Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." Let them cease quoting the horrible mistranslation of this passage as it is found in Denzinger (which many of them continue obstinately to do after it has been pointed out to them). And furthermore, let not these people think that they justify themselves before the all-knowing God by ignoring the above facts and continuing to obstinately assert that Sess. 6, Chap. 4 definitely teaches baptism of desire for salvation to the exclusion of actually receiving water baptism. They cannot be justified asserting this even by quoting famous Church theologians, who were mistaken in good faith; for God did not give the charism of infallibility to theologians, however great, but to St. Peter and his successors (the popes) alone (Lk. 22:31-32).

  • SSPV (Society of St. Pius V), Bishop Clarence Kelly & The Daughters Of Mary Exposed – New article added on December 12, 2014

  • Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio History, Facts, and Consequences – New article on the irrefutable and infallible evidence and bull Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio of Pope Paul IV for the Sedevacantist position (added on December 12, 2014)

  • “Pope” Michael aka David Bawden Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices ( – New article added on December 12, 2014. This guy actually claims to be the Pope. On July 16, 1990, six laymen people “elected” Bawden who took the name Pope Michael.

  • Gerry Matatics Facts, Beliefs, Heresies and Practices Exposed – New article added on December 12, 2014

  • Fr. Anthony Cekada Exposed Heresies Beliefs and Practices – New article added on December 12, 2014

  • Bishop Robert Mckenna Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices – New article added on December 12, 2014

  • Bishop Donald Sanborn Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices – New article added on December 12, 2014

  • Bishop Daniel Dolan Exposed ( and – New article added to our website on December 12, 2014

  • Kisses and touches – A few updates added on October 3, 2014:

    Indeed, it is so obvious that St. Thomas really teaches that even spouses can sin in their lustful touches and kisses when they do them before, during or after the marital sexual act that he actually teaches that spouses can even commit mortal sin from simply performing an unsuitable or indecent sexual position while performing the marital, procreative sexual act!

    St. Thomas Aquinas, In Libros Sententiarum, Chapter IV, Section 31, 2, 3: “Marital relations are contrary to nature when either the right receptacle or the proper position required by nature is avoided. In the first case it is always a mortal sin because no offspring can result, so that the purpose of nature is completely frustrated. But in the second case [of inappropriate sexual positions that are procreative] it is not always a mortal sin, as some say, though it can be the sign of a passion which is mortal; at times the latter can occur without sin, as when one’s bodily condition does not permit any other method. In general, this practice is more serious the more it departs from the natural way.”

    And St. Thomas Aquinas mentor, also a Doctor of the Church, taught:

    St. Albertus Magnus the Great, Doctor of the Church, (c. 1206-1280): “Nature teaches that the proper manner is that the woman be on her back with the man lying on her stomach.” (Commentarii in IV Sententiarum (Dist. XXIII-L))

    The above of course refutes the idea that St. Thomas does not teach that spouses can sin in their sexual acts by their unnecessary, lustful, or passionate acts or deeds—such as lustful kisses and touches—since St. Thomas even teaches that married spouses can commit the mortal sin of “passion” by merely performing another sexual position beside from the missionary position (man on top of woman), even though this act is procreative in itself.

  • What is Sedevacantism? & Answers to the Most Common Objections Against Sedevacantism
  • – New information added on 2014-09-08 to the sedevacantism article, primarily on Antipope Francis heresies and actions. Also objection 14 on the Pope Honorius controversy has been updated: Objection 14): Pope Honorius was condemned for heresy by a general council after his death, yet the Church does not consider him to have ceased to be pope, even though he was accused of heresy during his reign.

  • Kisses and Touches – Some major updates and quotations added on 2014-09-04, especially on the section on St. Thomas Aquinas and Augustine (see the relevant quotes updated and shown below).

  • Part 1. Natural Family Planning, The Marital Sexual Act, And Procreation – Some new additions added on 2014-08-23. For more details, see below.

  • Part 2. Sexual Pleasure, Lust, And The Various Sexual Acts In Marriage – Very many new additions and quotes added on 2014-08-23. Most new additions is to be found in the objections, question, and answers sections. For more details, see below.

  • Part 3. Chastity: The Angelic Virtue – Some new additions added 2014-08-23, mainly in the objection section at the end. For more details, see below.

  • Part 4. The Biblical and Apostolic Foundation for Priestly Chastity – New article on the biblical and apostolic foundation for priestly chastity (added 2014-08-23). No one of good will can read this article and deny that chastity for priests in the new testament and the new law is the will and law of God. Use this text to refute the Protestants, and especially the so-called “Orthodox”.

  • Küsse und Berührungen aus sinnlichen und lüsternen Gründen sind als Todsünden durch die Katholische Kirche und ihre Heiligen verurteilt, sowohl für verheiratete als auch unverheiratete Personen – The Deutsch (German) article on the unlawfulness of lascivious Kisses and Touches (added on 2014-07-29). (Note: this article does not yet contain the most recent updates from the kisses article dated 2014-08-24 shown further down.)

  • Kisses and touches performed for sensual and lustful motives are condemned as mortal sins by the Catholic Church and Her Saints for both married and unmarried people alike – Some new information and quotes added (2014-08-24; updated 2014-09-04). Especially of note is the new quotes from from St. Thomas Aquinas that completely destroys the objection that St. Thomas does not refer to married people in the quotations that we’ve used. In fact, these new quotes completely refutes this claim since St. Thomas specifically included the married and the “the conjugal act as well as of marriage, saying that acts “such as impure looks, kisses, and touches” regards the virtue of purity, while the virtue of “chastity regards rather sexual union”, thus directly refuting one of the principle arguments of the objectors to the condemnation of sensual kisses and touches by the Church and Her Saints (that is, that the quotes doesn’t apply to marriage or the marital act):

    St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 151, Art. 4: “I answer that, As stated above (Objection 2), "pudicitia" [purity] takes its name from "pudor," which signifies shame. Hence purity must needs be properly about the things of which man is most ashamed. Now men are most ashamed of venereal acts, as Augustine remarks (De Civ. Dei xiv, 18), so much so that even the conjugal act, which is adorned by the honesty [Cf. 145] of marriage, is not devoid of shame: and this because the movement of the organs of generation is not subject to the command of reason, as are the movements of the other external members. Now man is ashamed not only of this sexual union but also of all the signs thereof, as the Philosopher observes (Rhet. Ii, 6). Consequently purity regards venereal matters properly, and especially the signs thereof, such as impure looks, kisses, and touches. And since the latter are more wont to be observed, purity regards rather these external signs [i.e., looks, kisses, and touches], while chastity regards rather sexual union.”

    Here we have another great evidence that kisses and touches for venereal pleasure was known very clearly to be sinful, shameful and contrary to purity even by the lay people of St. Thomas’ time. St. Thomas tells us that the virtue of “purity regards venereal matters properly, and especially the signs thereof, such as impure looks, kisses, and touches.” But he adds that the virtue of purity were “more wont to be observed” by the people of his own time in regards to these “impure” acts, thus confirming the fact that unnecessary sexual acts, such as kisses and touches for sensual pleasure, is a completely foreign concept to the Church and Her Saints that have been foisted on the modern man and woman through the diabolical media to be a cause of or even to be “love”, “affection”, or an integral part of the marital act, when it in fact is nothing but filthy lust! “The activities of marriage itself, if they are not modest and do not take place under the eyes of God as it were, so that the only intention is children, are filth and lust.” (St. Jerome, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, Book III, Chapter 5:21)

    In truth, “filth” is the most suitable word that sums up the worth of every marital act that lacks a procreative purpose. Thus, “… when it [the sexual act] is from lust or for the sake of pleasure, then the coition is a mortal sin and the man sins mortally. … And these dicta assume that the man and his wife have sex according to the order of nature, for anyone who goes against nature always sins mortally and more seriously with his wife than with anyone else and should be punished more seriously… Note the difference between the two cases of husband-wife sex, for incontinence and for pleasure and lust… In the second case, he seeks to procure pleasure with hands or thought or passionate uses and incentives [such as sensual kisses] so he can do more than just have sex with his wife… [thus sinning mortally] because he acts as an adulterer when he burns like an adulterer even with his own wife.” (Gratian, On Marriage, Dictum Post C. 32. 2. 2) Thus, in contrast to the lustful spouses of our own times, the people of the former times were lucky enough to have this good “shamefacedness” that St. Thomas speaks about below that kept them from performing unnecessary and unlawful sexual acts “such as impure looks, kisses, and touches.”

    St. Augustine also confirms the fact that it is utterly shameful to even think that one could use “kisses and embraces” for venereal pleasure: “... and you [the Pelagian heretic Julian] do not blush to say you think: ‘It is the more to be commended because the other parts of the body serve it [the reproductive member], that it may be more ardently aroused; be it the eyes for lusting, or the other members, in kisses and embraces.’” (St. Augustine, Against Julian, Book V, Chapter 5, Section 23) Indeed, the people of the modern world shamelessly do not blush to proclaim that kisses and touches for venereal pleasure is lawful and even good, just like the heretics of the early Church did! Since many of the heretics of our own times, like Julian, are Pelagians in their doctrine and rejects the Church’s teaching concerning Original Sin, they also fail to see the inherent evilness of unnatural or non-procreative sexual acts, (such as sensual kisses and touches) since they have chosen to call concupiscence or sexual desire “good” or a “gift from God” rather than a defect that arose from the Original Sin of Adam and Eve. In addition to all of this evidence, this quotation also shows us that even the married are forbidden to perform unnatural or non-procreative sexual acts such as sensual kisses and touches. The Pelagian heretic Julian that St. Augustine is citing in this quotation, did not teach that sexual acts (such as sensual kisses and touches) could be performed by unmarried people, but that only the married were allowed to perform them, which shows us that it is shameful to even dare to suggest that the married can perform such acts. This fact, then, directly refutes those who claim that the Church and Her Saints only condemns kisses and touches for venereal pleasure for those who are unmarried.

    This is also why St. Augustine teaches that all non-procreative or unnecessary sexual acts (such as sensual kisses and touches) are sinful.

    St. Augustine, On The Good of Marriage: “For necessary sexual intercourse for begetting [of children] is free from blame, and itself is alone worthy of marriage. But that which goes beyond this necessity [of begetting children, such as sensual kisses and touches] no longer follows reason but lust.” (Section 11, A.D. 401)

    Thus, St. Augustine taught that the only lawful sexual act was the intercourse itself. This obviously excludes all other sexual acts that are not part of the normal and natural intercourse “for the begetting of children”. Notice that St. Augustine is also speaking about married people in this quotation, since he says that “necessary sexual intercourse for begetting [of children] is free from blame, and itself is alone worthy of marriage”, thus showing us that he is speaking about the married in this quotation, and not only the unmarried. The fact that he is speaking about the married, of course, totally refutes all who say that only the unmarried but not the married are forbidden by the Saints and the Church to perform unnatural, non-procreative or unnecessary sexual acts—such as sensual kisses and touches. Thus, “as regards any part of the body [such as the mouth] which is not meant for generative [procreative] purposes, should a man use even his own wife in it [for sensual pleasure], it is against nature and flagitious [that is, atrociously wicked; vicious; outrageous].” (St. Augustine, On Marriage and Concupiscence, Book 2, Chapter 35). Again, for those who would claim that only some non-procreative or unnecessary sexual acts, such as masturbation of self or of spouse, oral and anal sex, or foreplay, are condemned by the Church and Her Saints, but not sensual touches or kisses, St. Augustine answers that “as regards any part of the body [such as the mouth] which is not meant for generative [procreative] purposes, should a man use even his own wife in it [for sensual pleasure], it is against nature and flagitious” in order to show us that no sexual act without exception that is non-procreative could ever be performed by married spouses without sin, and that all unnecessary sexual acts are “against nature” and condemned and utterly detested by God: “For necessary sexual intercourse for begetting [of children] is free from blame, and itself is alone worthy of marriage. But that which goes beyond this necessity [of begetting children, such as sensual kisses and touches] no longer follows reason but lust.” (On The Good of Marriage, Section 11)

    Indeed, we know that St. Augustine even teaches that spouses who perform the normal, natural and procreative sexual act itself but without excusing it with the explicit motive of procreation, are committing a sin; and since this is so even though this act is procreative in itself, how much more must not those acts that are non-procreative be condemned by him?

    St. Augustine, On Marriage and Concupiscence, Book 1, Chapter 17, A.D. 419: “It is, however, one thing for married persons to have intercourse only for the wish to beget children, which is not sinful: it is another thing for them to desire carnal pleasure in cohabitation, but with the spouse only, which involves venial sin. For although propagation of offspring is not the motive of the intercourse, there is still no attempt to prevent such propagation, either by wrong desire or evil appliance.”

    Therefore, it is patently absurd and illogical to claim that St. Augustine teaches that the normal, natural and procreative sexual act itself, but without excusing it with the explicit motive of procreation, is sinful to perform for the married; but then turn around and claim that he allows spouses to perform non-procreative or unnecessary sexual acts, such as sensual kisses and touches.

    The fact of the matter is that every shred of evidence from the Great Saint Augustine’s writings utterly destroys the heresy against the Natural Law which teaches that sensual kisses and touches are allowed or lawful for the married: “But those who, giving the rein to lust, either wander about steeping themselves in a multitude of debaucheries, or even in regard to one wife not only exceed the measure necessary for the procreation of children, but with the shameless license of a sort of slavish freedom heap up the filth of a still more beastly excess...” (St. Augustine, On Christian Doctrine, Book III, Chapter 19:28) Saint Augustine makes it perfectly clear that all sexual acts that “exceed the measure necessary for the procreation of children” are acts of “beastly excess”. Are sensual kisses and touches “necessary for the procreation of children”. Of course not! Only the most dishonest person would ever dare to claim such a thing. Thus, it is a fact that St. Augustine, Doctor of the Church, condemns those who “even in regard to one wife not only exceed the measure necessary for the procreation of children, but with the shameless license of a sort of slavish freedom heap up the filth of a still more beastly excess...” and anyone who denies this is simply said not being honest, sad to say!

    In answering the question “Whether it is a mortal sin for a man to have knowledge of his wife, [that is, to perform the sexual act with his wife] with the intention not of a marriage good but merely of pleasure?” St. Thomas Aquinas explains that “the right answer to this question is that if pleasure be sought in such a way as to exclude the honesty [and chastity] of marriage, so that, to wit, it is not as a wife but as a woman that a man treats his wife, and that he is ready to use her in the same way if she were not his wife [and merely for fulfilling his own lust], it is a mortal sin; wherefore such a man is said to be too ardent a lover of his wife, because his ardor carries him away from the goods of marriage.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Supplement, Q. 49, Art. 6)

    In another part of his Summa, St. Thomas speaks about the "shamefacedness," whereby one recoils from the disgrace that is contrary to temperance – which sadly is lacking in deviant lustful spouses – and he shows that acts such as “kissing, touching, or fondling” are contrary to the virtue of “purity.”

    St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 143, Art. 1: “… there are two integral parts of temperance, "shamefacedness," whereby one recoils from the disgrace that is contrary to temperance, and "honesty," whereby one loves the beauty of temperance. For, as stated above (Q[141], A[2], ad 3), temperance more than any other virtue lays claim to a certain comeliness, and the vices of intemperance excel others in disgrace. The subjective parts of a virtue are its species: and the species of a virtue have to be differentiated according to the difference of matter or object. Now temperance is about pleasures of touch, which are of two kinds. For some are directed to nourishment: and in these as regards meat, there is "abstinence," [from gluttony] and as regards drink properly there is "sobriety." [from drunkenness] Other pleasures are directed to the power of procreation, [that is, they arouse the sexual desire] and in these as regards the principal pleasure of the act itself of procreation, there is "chastity," [from acts of adultery, fornication or other unlawful sexual acts] and as to the pleasures incidental to the act, resulting, for instance, from kissing, touching, or fondling, we have "purity [from all such non-procreative sexual acts]."”

    Here St. Thomas Aquinas is discussing temperance as a virtue as opposed to the “vices of intemperance”, and he says that the contrary species of the matter or object of “kissing, touching, or fondling” is purity. This means that “kissing, touching, or fondling” can be a means of impurity, and a vice of intemperance, and it shows us that St. Thomas, in this context (as in the other quoted above), referred to it as impurity.

    Furthermore, we here see the fact we have already spoken about that spouses who have lost their temperance of “shamefacedness” that St. Thomas speaks about are able to perform such shameful acts as kisses and touches for venereal pleasure. Sad to say, but it is exactly their lack of shame and “shamefacedness” and their forgetfulness of God’s presence, and that God’s eyes sees them and all their unnecessary and lascivious acts, kisses and touches that are performed in connection to the marital act, or as an individual act separated from it—that are the reason for why they dare to perform these unlawful and shameful acts. “Damascene (De Fide Orth. ii, 15) and Gregory of Nyssa [Nemesius, (De Nat. Hom. xx)] say that "shamefacedness is fear of doing a disgraceful deed or of a disgraceful deed done."” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 144, Art. 2) And in Reply to Objection 1 of the same article, St. Thomas states: “Shamefacedness properly regards disgrace as due to sin which is a voluntary defect [of the will]. Hence the Philosopher says (Rhet. ii, 6) that "a man is more ashamed of those things of which he is the cause [of doing]."

    St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 144, Art. 1, Reply to Objection 2: “As stated above, shamefacedness is fear of baseness and disgrace. Now it has been stated (142, 4) that the vice of intemperance is most base and disgraceful. Wherefore shamefacedness pertains more to temperance [from the vice of intemperance] than to any other virtue, by reason of its motive cause, which is a base action though not according to the species of the passion, namely fear [from being shamed*]. Nevertheless in so far as the vices opposed to other virtues are base and disgraceful, shamefacedness may also pertain to other virtues.”

    * “Now shamefacedness is inconsistent with perfection, because it is the fear of something base, namely of that which is disgraceful. … Therefore shamefacedness, properly speaking, is not a virtue, since it falls short of the perfection of virtue.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 144, Art. 1)

    St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 144, Art. 4: “I answer that, As stated above (1 and 2) shamefacedness is fear of some disgrace. Now it may happen in two ways that an evil is not feared: first, because it is not reckoned an evil; secondly because one reckons it impossible with regard to oneself, or as not difficult to avoid. Accordingly shame may be lacking in a person in two ways. First, because the things that should make him ashamed are not deemed by him to be disgraceful; and in this way those who are steeped in sin are without shame, for instead of disapproving of their sins, they boast of them. Secondly, because they apprehend disgrace as impossible to themselves, or as easy to avoid. On this way the old and the virtuous are not shamefaced. Yet they are so disposed, that if there were anything disgraceful in them they would be ashamed of it. Wherefore the Philosopher says (Ethic. iv, 9) that "shame is in the virtuous hypothetically."”

    Though they are not in themselves mortal sins when they are not performed for the sake of venereal pleasure, St. Thomas Aquinas clearly recognizes that kisses and touches come to be treated as such "ex sua causa," "because of a wicked intention," as the Blackfriars edition of the Summa renders it (cf. Summa Theologica 2a.2ae.154.4; 43: 220-21); kisses that are intended to arouse, to incite venereal pleasure, are properly called libidinous and are condemned as mortal sins.

    In fact, the Angelic doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, defines lust in the following manner:

    St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 153, Art. 3: “I answer that, The more necessary a thing is, the more it behooves one to observe the order of reason in its regard; wherefore the more sinful it becomes if the order of reason be forsaken. Now the use of venereal acts, as stated in the foregoing Article, is most necessary for the common good, namely the preservation of the human race. Wherefore there is the greatest necessity for observing the order of reason in this matter: so that if anything be done in this connection against the dictate of reason’s ordering, it will be a sin. Now lust consists essentially in exceeding the order and mode of reason in the matter of venereal acts. Wherefore without any doubt lust is a sin.”

    All of this absolutely proves that all unnecessary sexual acts like sensual kisses and touches are sinful! for according to St. Thomas, whenever spouses go beyond “the order and mode of reason in the matter of venereal acts” during marital relations, they committed the sin of lust. Notice that St. Thomas says “that if anything be done in this connection against the dictate of reason’s ordering, it will be a sin.” He says that “anything” that is done “against the dictate of reason’s ordering” is sinful, and not only some things, (as many heretics of our own times claim), and that “lust consists essentially in exceeding the order and mode of reason in the matter of venereal acts”, that is, exceeding that which “is most necessary for the common good, namely the preservation of the human race.” Since the venereal act “is most necessary for the common good, namely the preservation of the human race” it is a direct sin against nature to perform unnatural or non-procreative sexual acts. Thus, according to St. Thomas, since “the use of venereal acts” are permitted for the purpose of procreation, “there is the greatest necessity for observing the order of reason in this matter: so that if anything be done in this connection against the dictate of reason’s ordering, it will be a sin. Now lust consists essentially in exceeding the order and mode of reason in the matter of venereal acts. Wherefore without any doubt lust is a sin.” Therefore, it is obvious from the Natural Law itself that sensual kisses and touches are “exceeding the order and mode of reason in the matter of venereal acts” since they are unnecessary and not able to procreate children, which is the purpose of the marital sexual act, according to the teaching of the Church.

    St. Thomas continues to expound on this teaching in the following question:

    St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 154, Art. 1: “I answer that, As stated above (Question 153, Article 3), the sin of lust consists in seeking venereal pleasure not in accordance with right reason. … Reply to Objection 6. According to a gloss on this passage [Galatians 5:19] "lust" there signifies any kind of excess.”

    What, then, is excess in the marital act? Again, let’s ask St. Thomas Aquinas.

    St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 154, Art. 1: “Reply to Objection 5. As a gloss says on this passage, "uncleanness" stands for lust against nature… Reply to Objection 6. We may also reply that "lasciviousness" relates to certain acts circumstantial to the venereal act, for instance kisses, touches, and so forth.”

    Notice that St. Thomas even rejects as lascivious and unlawful “acts circumstantial to the venereal act, for instance kisses, touches, and so forth” and so, it is clear that St. Thomas taught that all non-procreative and unnecessary sexual acts are sinful and against nature. And the infallible word of God of course agrees with this truth of nature, teaching us that: “The works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury [lust]... Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19, 21)

    The main point we can gather from this explanation of St. Thomas that he so eloquently gives to us is that kisses and touches for sensual pleasure is completely unnecessary for procreation of children and serves nothing but a shameful, selfish, sinful and condemned lust. They are therefore mortal sins and are unreasonable and unnatural.

    People who are in a marriage should ask themselves these questions: “Whom do I love during the act of marriage: God and my spouse in all honesty and virtue, or my spouse’s body and the lust I derive from it?” “Have the thought of God or that He is present ever even entered my mind during marital relations?” “Have this absence of God’s presence in my mind also driven me into committing shameful sins by inflaming my concupiscence in unlawful ways?” In truth, those couples who doesn’t shut God out from themselves or their hearts during marital relations will undoubtedly be less likely to fall into other sins during the act of marriage. Saint Alphonsus, in his great book called the True Spouse of Jesus Christ, explains this crucial truth to us.

    St. Alphonsus, Doctor of the Church, On the Presence of God: “The Saints by the thought that God was looking at them have bravely repelled all the assaults of their enemies… This thought also converted a wicked woman who dared to tempt St. Ephrem; the saint told her that if she wished to sin she must meet him in the middle of the city. But, said she, how is it possible to commit sin before so many persons? And how, replied the Saint, is it possible to sin in the presence of God, who sees us in every place? At these words she burst into tears, and falling prostrate on the ground asked pardon of the saint, and besought him to point out to her the way of salvation.” (True Spouse of Jesus Christ, p. 497)

    And Gratian says that: “Unbridled desire and shameful employment of marriage are licentiousness and impurity… Second [in Gal. 5:19], the works of the flesh are called "impurity," and "licentiousness," its companion, is included with it. In the Old Law, the Scriptures generally include these among those horrible crimes committed in secret, which are said to be so filthy as to pollute the mouth that speaks of them, or the ears that hear of them. It says [Lev. 15:31], "You shall teach the children of Israel to take heed of uncleanness," including in this passage all unbridled desires, even those acts within marriage that are not performed as though God were present, with shame and modesty, for the sake of children. Such are called licentiousness and impurity.” (Gratian, Medieval Marriage Law, Case Thirty-Two, Question IV, Part 4, C. 12)

    If it’s God we love the most, then it must naturally be Him that we are seeking to please, and not ourselves, our flesh, or our spouse. Our Lord God Jesus Christ Himself taught us this specific truth in the holy gospels, saying: “He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:37)

    Good and virtuous spouses always remember that God is present with them, and that is also why they do not stoop to the evil and unnatural sexual sins that so plague humanity today.

    Footnote 359 to The Shepherd of Hermas: “‘To the pure, all things are pure;’ but they who presume on this great truth to indulge in kissings and like familiarities are tempting a dangerous downfall.”

    St. Cyprian of Carthage, To Pomponius (c. A.D. 249): “Assuredly the mere lying together, the mere embracing, the very talking together, and the act of kissing, and the disgraceful and foul slumber of two persons lying together, how much of dishonour and crime does it confess!” (The Epistles of Cyprian, Epistle LXI)

    St. Clement of Alexandria, The Stromata, Book II, Chapter XX (c. 199 A.D.): “Socrates accordingly bids ‘people guard against enticements to eat when they are not hungry, and to drink when not thirsty, and the glances and kisses of the fair, as fitted to inject a deadlier poison than that of scorpions and spiders.’” (Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol 2, p. 613)

    Indeed, the argument that sensual kisses and touches are sinful because they are intoxicating like a drug is just one of the three main arguments against it, the other two being that they are shameful and non-procreative. If one wants to read more about these two arguments and why they refute all those who perversely claim that one may perform kisses and touches for sensual reasons (or any other unnecessary or non-procreative sexual act), one can read more about them in the beginning of Part 2 of this Book, which is named “Sexual Pleasure, Lust, And The Various Sexual Acts In Marriage”.

  • Part 1. Natural Family Planning, The Marital Sexual Act, And Procreation
  • See especially these newly added sections:
  • Objection: How can you say that the only motive that can excuse the marital act is the procreation of children? It is not against the Natural Law or the Law of the Church to excuse intercourse for the sake of pleasure, health, or love. You are wrong when you say that one must perform the marital act for the purpose or motive of begetting children, and that the procreation of children is the only primary purpose or motive that a couple can use to excuse the marital act. There are many primary purposes or motives of marriage that excuse the marital act from being sinful. One can perform the marital act for many primary reasons such as for the sole purpose or motive of health, satisfying the fleshly lust, quenching concupiscence, mutual help, paying the marital debt, as well as for cultivating mutual love and unitive purposes. Any one of these purposes or motives are enough to perform the marital act in a lawful way, and this proves that spouses can perform sexual acts that are not intended or able to procreate in themselves.

    Objection: The Bible doesn’t condemn birth control. Modern birth control methods were unknown in Bible times, and the Bible is, therefore, silent on the matter. The closest that Scripture comes to condemning birth control is Genesis chapter 38, the account of Judah’s sons Er and Onan. Onan’s motivation was selfish; he used Tamar for his own pleasure, but refused to perform his legal duty (from Deuteronomy 25:5-10) of creating an heir for his deceased brother. This passage (in Genesis 38) is often used as evidence that God does not approve of birth control. However, it was not the act of contraception that caused the Lord to put Onan to death as you say; it was Onan’s selfish motives behind the action. God did not kill Onan for practicing contraception but because he refused to obey the Law from Deuteronomy 25:5-10 that instructed brothers to raise up seed for his dead brother. This fact proves that God doesn’t directly condemn contraception in the Bible. Contraception, by definition, is merely the opposite of conception. It is not the use of contraception that is wrong or right. As we learned from Onan, it is the motivation behind the contraception that determines if it is right or wrong. Ultimately, a couple’s motives for delaying childbearing, using contraception, or even having numerous children, are between them and God. Therefore, we can find no biblical admonition against the use of birth control in and of itself.

    Question: On what authority does the protestant sects deny the biblical, Apostolic and Patristic teaching that all marital acts must be excused with the motive of procreation?

    Question: Why are these and other verses from the Book of Tobit or Tobias that you cite not found in my bible?

    The Holy Bible, Tobias 6:22; 8:9 “And when the third night is past, thou shalt take the virgin with the fear of the Lord, moved rather for love of children than for lust, that in the seed of Abraham thou mayest obtain a blessing in children… [Tobias said:] And now, Lord, thou knowest, that not for fleshly lust do I take my sister to wife, but only for the love of posterity, in which thy name may be blessed for ever and ever.”

    Question: I want a child, but my spouse does not. What do I do?

    Question: What is marital modesty? And is it absolutely necessary for two married spouses to be modest towards each other in their dress, conversations and acts?

    Question: What is concupiscence and how does it effect us?

  • Part 2. Sexual Pleasure, Lust, And The Various Sexual Acts In Marriage
  • – As time permits, we will post all the new and old sections as quick links.

  • See especially these updated or newly added sections:
  • Question: Why do you say that the marital sexual act must be excused with the motive of procreation? Eating does not need to be excused, and therefore, neither does the marital act need to be excused. This argument also shows that one can lawfully perform non-procreative forms of sexual acts, such as sensual kisses and touches, that are not able to procreate in themselves, since one does not need to excuse an act just because it is pleasurable, as in the case of eating.

    Question: Does the Church allow the married to demand the marital debt on holy days?

    Question: How can you teach that sensual touches, kisses and various lustful acts are sinful when the Bible allows it? The biblical books called “The Song of Songs” and “Proverbs” directly teaches that sensual touches, kisses and acts are allowed, so you are not right in condemning these acts.

    Question: Are vanity and sexual desire connected to each other in any way?

    Section: All people that dress immodestly or tempt others into lasciviousness, whether by their dress, paintings, or by providing or recommending to others bad movies with unacceptable, bad scenes in them, or by linking to websites (such as news articles) that contains immoral and lascivious images, or worse, by posting such images on their own website or forum posts, even if they are posted for a so-called “religious motive”, are guilty of the mortal sin of scandal

    Question: Is it a sin to willfully look at persons or things that one are sexually attracted to and that arouse one’s sexual desire? Is it permitted to seek directly the proximate occasion for sinning for a spiritual or temporal good of our own or of a neighbor?

    Question: Why are sexual sins harder to confess and less likely to be repented of than many other sins?

    Section: All who through shame hide or omit their sins in confession are damned: "St. Alphonsus speaks in great detail in the section "On the Ruin of Souls who through Shame omit to Confess their Sins", concerning the shame that is inherent in confessing and how this shame makes many people commit sacrilegious confessions, and he shows quite clearly how all those who fall for this sin of omission are damned..."

    Section: Sacrilegious confessions leads to Hell: "In another part of the same work, in "Of Persons Who Have Made Sacrilegious Confessions", St. Alphonsus gives us some very horrifying examples of the death and damnation of those people who hide or omit their sins from the priest and God in the sacrament of confession..."

    Question: In what detail must one confess to a priest the sins of impurity or other sins that one have committed? When you quote Jean Gerson, you say that one must confess every single detail, but I don’t agree with this.

    Jean Gerson, Oeuvres Complétes: “What a young boy should tell in confession: I sometimes stroked myself or others, urged by disorderly pleasure; I fondled myself, in my bed and elsewhere, something I would not have dared to do if people had been there. Sometimes the priest cannot absolve such fondling. If they are not confessed and the details given, whatever the shame, one cannot be absolved, and the confession is worthless: one is destined to be damned for ever in Hell. The action and the way it has been done must be told.”

    This is not justice and the Church does not teach this, and God does not require such details to be given, since the one confessing could think that his confession will tempt the priest, or that this priest is a pedophile, or that the priest will tell the sin to others, or he could forget his sins, or many other reasons, and so, one is not obligated under pain of sin to confess all the details.

    Question: How great must one’s purpose of amendment in confession be in order for a person to be forgiven his sins? Many times, I confess thinking that it is certain that I will fall again.

  • Part 3. Chastity: The Angelic Virtue
  • See especially these newly added sections:
  • Objection: You are not right in teaching that Mary was completely chaste during her whole life since the Bible teaches that Jesus had brothers during his life.

    Matthew 13:55 “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?”

    Objection: You are not right in teaching that specific acts of virtue increases our own or other people’s chances of reaching heaven. There’s nothing in the Bible that teaches this. My Bible does not even have the verse that teaches this: “But this kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17:21)

  • Part 4. The Biblical and Apostolic Foundation for Priestly Chastity
  • Of worth noting:
  • Objection: The Church does not teach that a priest or a deacon must remain chaste after their ordination since the Quinisext Council in A.D. 692 declared that they were allowed to continue in the normal marital state.

    Objection: Saints Peter, Paul and Barnabas is confirmed by Paul himself to have had women with them during their travels. This proves that God does not approve of priestly or clerical chastity since the Apostles was not living in complete chastity.

  • – Very important information and quotes added (on 2014-08-28) concerning the absolute necessity of avoiding the occasion of sin and of putting oneself in the proximate occasion of sinning. As we will see, the Church teaches that people who puts themselves in the proximate occasion of sinning (such as by watching worldly media, or by surfing the internet with images on and without an adblock, so that they get tempted everyday by lascivious and immodestly clothed women and men), are damned.

    St. Alphonsus, On avoiding the occasions of sin: “Some also believe that it is only a venial sin to expose themselves to the proximate occasion of sin. The catechist must explain that those who do not abstain from voluntary proximate occasions of grievous sin are guilty of a mortal sin, even though they have the intention of not committing the bad act, to the danger of which they expose themselves. … It is necessary to inculcate frequently the necessity of avoiding dangerous occasions; for, if proximate occasions, especially of carnal sins, are not avoided, all other means will be useless for our salvation.” (The complete ascetical works of St. Alphonsus, vol 15, pp. 351-355)

    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.

    Pope Innocent XI, Various Errors on Moral Matters #62, March 4, 1679: “The proximate occasion for sinning is not to be shunned when some useful and honorable cause for not shunning it occurs.” – Condemned statement by Pope Innocent XI.

    Pope Innocent XI, Various Errors on Moral Matters #63, March 4, 1679: “It is permitted to seek directly the proximate occasion for sinning for a spiritual or temporal good of our own or of a neighbor.” – Condemned statement by Pope Innocent XI.

    Here we see that the Church confirms that the opinion that “It is permitted to seek directly the proximate occasion for sinning for a spiritual or temporal good of our own or of a neighbor” is directly condemned. And this condemnation is about those who “seek directly the proximate occasion for sinning” for a good cause, rather than for a selfish cause. But most people in this world do not even watch or listen to evil, worldly and ungodly media for a good cause but rather for the sake of pleasure or for other unnecessary reasons, and it is certainly not necessary “for a spiritual or temporal good of our own or of a neighbor.” This shows us that the Church and the Natural Law absolutely abhors and condemns the opinion that one can watch or listen to media that can tempt a person to sin. Indeed, not only the occasions of sin, like evil, worldly and ungodly media, but also the “the proximate occasion for sinning for a spiritual or temporal good of our own or of a neighbor” must be totally rejected and shunned if one wants to attain salvation.

    People who reject this advice and continue to put themselves in a proximate or near occasion of sin will undoubtedly lose their souls, since God will allow the devil to fool them in some way since they rejected the Word of God, and chose to put themselves in the way of temptation. Many there are, indeed, who presumptuously claim that they won’t get tempted by watching or listening to worldly media, or that they will be able to control it, but here we see in the condemnations of Blessed Pope Innocent XI that one may not even put oneself in “the proximate occasion for sinning for a spiritual or temporal good of our own or of a neighbor”. God will undoubtedly leave a person who is presumptuous and prideful, and the Church and Her Saints have always condemned such individuals that trusts in their own strength. As a matter of fact, one can even understand from the light of natural reason that one is not allowed to put oneself in the occasion of sin, so those who do this act will have no excuse whatsoever on the day of judgment. In addition, a person who watches bad, worldly or ungodly media, tempts his fellow man to watch these evil things also, and thus, by his bad example, puts both himself and others in the way of damnation by his selfishness and presumption. So in addition to damning himself if he obstinately continues in such a course of life, such a person also actually tries to damn others by his bad example, trying to drag others with him into the eternal darkness and fire of hell. This is a kind of evil that is breathtaking to behold! It is thus a fact “that when men avoid the occasions of sin, God preserves them; but when they expose themselves to danger, they are justly abandoned by the Lord, and easily fall into some grievous transgressions.” (St. Alphonsus Liguori, The True Spouse of Jesus Christ, Mortification of the Eyes, p. 221)

    The pitiful and unreasonable addiction to media by so many “Catholics” or “Christians” today is something new, and almost no one before the 20th century was so miserably addicted to it as the weak and bad willed population of our own times! The amount of pitiful and pathetic excuses that we have had to hear from bad willed people who try to excuse their act of putting themselves in the proximate or near occasion of sin is, simply said, almost endless. Even though they understand that they are not allowed to endanger their souls, they just couldn’t care since they are hooked on the media, just like a drug addict, who need his daily “fix” to endure the day. For about a hundred years ago, almost no media existed as compared to today, and people thrived and the crime rates was as nothing when compared to today. So the unreasonable addiction to media cannot be excused, for man does not need media at all to survive, and putting oneself in the near or “the proximate occasion for sinning for a spiritual or temporal good of our own or of a neighbor” is directly condemned by the Church.

    Always surf without images on. Don’t be a fool by rejecting this advice of the Popes and Saints of the Church concerning the unlawfulness of putting oneself in the proximate occasion for sinning and of looking on things that are unlawful to covet or behold and that are a danger to one’s salvation. If you want to see images on some site, then allow the images only temporarily and afterwards block it again so that you do not continue surfing the internet with images on.

    And yes, it is a sin to refuse to follow this advice since it’s virtually impossible to escape bad and immodest images and commercials of men or women tempting you every day when surfing the internet (and the same of course applies to watching most media too, which is why we recommend people never to watch movable images and that they only listen to the audio). Only a condemned person not fearing God or sin at all would refuse to follow this good advice that helps him avoid falling into sexual temptations and sins everyday.

    We ourselves do not watch any videos anymore except exclusively when for the sake of making videos. Now we only listen to audio, having all the movable images blocked. On YouTube, when we still watched YouTube (we now have it blocked), we did not watch the videos but only listened to them by downloading them as audio (or video) and listened to them only in audio, or at least, by avoiding watching at the screen if we were watching it on youtube, or on other video sites. Anyone who cares about virtue and about their eternal salvation and for those who fear not to offend God by viewing or seeing bad scenes or images, will of course do the same thing, since it’s almost impossible to watch anything today that does not contain immodesty or that will harm one’s virtue. Even purely Christian films, whether on tv or youtube, have many bad and unacceptable scenes, statues or images in them. What then could be said about more secular media, documentaries, or series?

    That so much naked religious images have been made, spread and depicted even in churches! during the last 700 years or so is undoubtedly a sign of the gradual falling away from God and the corruption of morals within and without the Church by the people, and indicates why God ultimately abandoned the Church to what it is has become today.

    Also consider that it is very easy to sin in one’s thought. In fact, one consent to an evil thought is enough to damn a person to burn in Hell for all eternity! and all the bad scenes one sees in all the films, television, movies, series etc. tempts one to commit exactly this sin against God.

    St. Alphonsus: “Listen to this example: A boy used often to go to confession; and every one took him to be a saint. One night he had a hemorrhage, and he was found dead. His parents went at once to his confessor, and crying begged him to recommend him to God; and he said to them: "Rejoice; your son, I know, was a little angel; God wished to take him from this world, and he must now be in heaven; should he, however, be still in purgatory, I will go to say Mass for him." He put on his vestments to go to the altar; but before leaving the sacristy, he saw himself in the presence of a frightful spectre, whom he asked in the name of God who he was. The phantom answered that he was the soul of him that had just died. Oh! is it you? exclaimed the priest; if you are in need of prayers, I am just going to say Mass for you. Alas! Mass! I am damned, I am in hell! And why? "Hear," said the soul: "I had never yet committed a mortal sin; but last night a bad thought came to my mind; I gave consent to it, and God made me die at once, and condemned me to hell as I have deserved to be. Do not say Mass for me; it would only increase my sufferings." Having spoken thus, the phantom disappeared.” (The complete ascetical works of St. Alphonsus, vol 15, p. 167)

    “O eternity, eternity! The saints tremble at the mere thought of eternity; and ye sinners, who are in disgrace with God, you do not fear? You do not tremble? It is of faith that he who dies in the state of sin goes to burn in the fire of hell for all eternity!” (Ibid, p. 108)

    Scripture teaches that few are saved (Mt. 7:13) and that almost the entire world lies in darkness, so much so that Satan is even called the “prince” (John 12:31) and “god” (2 Cor. 4:3) of this world. “We know that we are of God, and the whole world is seated in wickedness.” (1 John 5:19)

    Why are most people damned? Most people are damned because they don’t care enough about God nor fear Him enough to avoid all sin and the occasions of falling into obvious sin, nor do they love Him more than they love their own perverse will or self-love—which is the direct reason for their indifferent lifestyle; neither do they care enough about God so as to avoid even what they obviously know will lead them into possible sin. The great St. Ambrose said concerning this: “True repentance [and thus love of God] is to cease to sin [all sin, however small].”

    That of course means that one must do all in one’s power to avoid not only mortal sin, but also venial sin. It also means to in fact never even have a will to commit even the slightest sin that one knows to be a sin culpably or with full consent against the all good God — and now we may deduce already why most people in fact are damned.

    Hence that most people are damned and always have been. So the only reason it would be hard for someone to be forgiven his sins and be saved is if he don’t love God enough, fear God enough, nor trust God enough with his whole heart—trust and love, such as believing in Him and that He will forgive you if you do what you must—and that He hears all your prayers and grants all your prayers that are good for you, such as all prayers for the grace of attaining forgiveness and salvation. Therefore, it is only hard to be saved for the bad — and not for the good souls.

    Also see: About the sacrament of penance and contrition and about receiving forgiveness without an absolution

    Generally, one of course cannot know whether a film, documentary or show that one watches or desires to watch will have any bad images or scenes in them—before having already watched it. (There are some sites that offers warnings of immodesty, bad language, nudity etc., but their warnings probably are not enough, nor will they, in all likelihood, include a warning against the so-called modern day women’s fashion in which women show of their womanly figure by pants or revealing and tight clothing since this is how every one dress today (which in itself would be bad enough to forbid watching these shows entirely), and of course, the modern day “Catholic” or “Christian” standard of modesty is not enough and is even evil in many cases.) Therefore, it is playing with fire to watch movable images and risk one’s soul; and as we have seen, God will ultimately abandon a person that willfully put himself in danger of falling. Again, remember what St. Alphonsus said: “WHEN MEN AVOID THE OCCASIONS OF SIN, GOD PRESERVES THEM; BUT WHEN THEY EXPOSE THEMSELVES TO DANGER, THEY ARE JUSTLY ABANDONED BY THE LORD, AND EASILY FALL INTO SOME GRIEVOUS TRANSGRESSIONS.”

    We recommend that no one watch videos or even audios at all (unless perhaps strictly religious things), but if you want to watch more secular things (such as news clips, documentaries or whatever else, even religious films) then listen to audio only. This means that you should turn the television around or put something over the screen. If on the internet, it means that you should avoid watching the video that is playing; or download vlc player and disable video in preferences, and download the videos instead of watching them on the internet, and listen to them only as audio through vlc player or some other video player. You can also download videos and convert them to mp3 or download an extension or program that does it automatically for you. This is a good youtube video downloader that we recommend:

    You can set settings 360P and mp4 for easiest configuration that takes not too much space and yet is good quality, and just download the video you want to hear instead of watching it on youtube. If you enter youtube videos, you should disable auto play so that videos do not play automatically for the same reason (the flashblock addons linked to above does the trick). You can also disable youtube comments in channel settings. Many of them are pure evil, filthy and spiritually distracting anyway. But the comments vary in badness depending on the video you are watching or entering. But just so you know, it is possible to disable seeing them.

    Images must also be blocked when surfing on youtube! The number of bad, immodest and mortally sinful inducing images I myself have seen on youtube, and especially in the related videos while watching a video, or after it ended, is almost innumerable! (and no, I don’t watch sensual material and anyone who has spent any time on youtube will know from experience that related thumbnails can be pure evil and filthy regardless of what videos you are watching, be it a news clip or a religious video, and the latter example is especially true if it concerns a moral subject). Having images blocked goes for all websites that have any bad images in them, even wikipedia, unless the article is deemed safe. (For the same reason, it is evil and a sin to link to articles that one knows contains any bad images. Yet many people, even traditional so-called Catholics, frequently, and without any scruple, link to such articles all the time just as if they thought they will not receive a judgment for every person that has becomes affected or aroused sensually by what they posted, linked to or were personally responsible for.) Also, on Firefox, never watch a youtube video to the end, or, if you do, scroll down before the film ends, since the related video images on Firefox—that are shown in the video screen—sadly doesn’t get blocked by having images disabled. I have seen not a few evil images because of that, sadly. Now I know better, and that one must avoid seeing this and falling into this devilish trap (but happily, we don’t even watch videos anymore and we encourage all to follow this same advice).

    Considering the quotes of St. Alphonsus on avoiding occasions of sin and about how God demands more of certain souls that He has given more graces: it is highly important for one’s salvation to not watch media or expose oneself to dangerous occasions (such as by surfing the internet with images on).

  • Foreplay, masturbation, oral and anal stimulation is intrinsically evil and against the natural law
  • – Some new quotes and information added (2014-08-24)

    Among other early condemnations of birth prevention and unnatural sexual acts are the first century Letter of Barnabas, the holy Apostle and Saint of Jesus Christ who was born in Cyprus and died in Salamis in around 61 A.D., which denounces the wicked practice of “those impure women who commit iniquity with the mouth [oral sex] with the body through uncleanness” (Barnabas X, 8) and of having intercourse while making conception impossible. Another important writing concerning this topic is the mid-second century Apology of St. Justin the Martyr (c. 100-165 A.D.) who describes the marital problems of a young Christian convert. Her evil husband tried to satisfy his sexual urges by copulating with her “against the law of nature and against what is right.” Her family prevailed on her to remain with the man for a while, but finally she could not tolerate his morals and left him. Justin praises her conduct in refusing to participate in the man’s “impious conduct” (Apologia II, 1).

    In the canons of John the Faster, Patriarch of Constantinople, we find that:

    “If someone commits sodomy upon his wife, he is penanced for eight years, eating dry foods after the ninth hour, and doing two hundred prostrations.” (The Canons of John the Faster, Canon 35, Interpretation, A.D. 580)

    Another translation reads:

    “If any man perform arseneocotia upon his wife, he shall be penanced for eight years, faring the while with xerophagy after the ninth hour and doing two hundred metanies daily.” (Ibid)

    “Arseneocotia” is a term used quite often in the ancient canons to refer to male homosexual behavior (oral and anal sex), but here it refers specifically to such acts being performed upon a wife. Compare this to the penance for bestiality from John:

    “If any man lie with a beast many times, when he has a wife, he shall be penanced eight years; but if he had no wife, and did so only once or twice or three times at the most, he shall be penanced three years, with xerophagy [or, more explicitly speaking, with only bread and water] after the ninth hour and doing three hundred metanies.” (Ibid)

    The penance for committing sodomy on the wife is greater than for an unmarried man to commit bestiality! That really tells you how the Church views this vile act. It is totally degrading to the wife, making her a beast, or even less than one.

    The Interpretation (by Nikodemus) of The Canons of John the Faster (580 A.D.) explains this fact in further detail: “Note that in the Canons of the Faster, from a manuscript codex which was found, sodomy has the following divisions: sodomy is of two types, either committed upon women, when men fall with them into that which is against nature, or committed upon men. Another division is that, among men, one commits the act, while the other suffers the act, while another both commits and suffers the act. The worst sin is for someone to both commit and suffer the act. And for someone to commit the act upon a woman that is not his wife is worse than committing it with men. But for someone to commit it upon his own wife is worse than committing it upon a woman who is not his wife. For these things then, we conclude that, the married couple which falls into that which is against nature, is penanced more heavily than a sodomist committing it upon another man or upon a woman who is not his wife.”

    Other testimonies of the truth that sodomitical acts are damnable and inherently sinful and even comparable to the crime of murder, is found in Canon 7 and 87 of the Canons of St. Basil the Great (c. 329-379 A.D.), and it shows us how the Church views such perverted sexual acts:

    St. Basil the Great, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church: “Sodomists and bestialists and murderers and sorcerers and adulterers and idolaters deserve the same condemnation… for they have surrendered themselves to Satan...” (The Canons of St. Basil the Great, Canon 7)

    St. Basil the Great, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church: “But how many other forms of impure passions the school of demons invented, but Holy Writ does not even refer to, being averse to sullying its fair character by naming shameful things, but merely alluding to them in general terms, as St. Paul the Apostle says: "But fornication, and all other filth, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints" (Eph. 5:3), comprehending under the noun "filth" the unspeakable doings of sodomy and those of females too, so that silence does not by any means afford a license to lovers of pleasures. As for me, however, I say that the Legislator did not even remain silent concerning these matters either, but in fact very vehemently prohibited such things.” (The Canons of St. Basil the Great, Canon 87)

    The Interpretation of Canon 7 states: “As for adultery, sodomy [anal and oral sex], and bestiality, the Fathers canonized these sins doubly more than fornication, or, more expressly, each of them eighteen years, because the sin involved in them is also double. … As for sodomy, on the other hand, and bestiality (or sexual intercourse with beasts), in these too besides the unlawful pleasure they afford, there is an actual injustice done to what is strange or unnatural, or, more explicitly speaking, they violate the laws of nature, in that they are sins contrary to nature. The number of years for each of these sinful deeds has likewise been economically fixed like those for fornication, but doubly as many: that is to say, in other words, adulterers are to spend six years in weeping outside the church, and so are those guilty of sodomy and of bestiality; they are to listen for six years, and to kneel for six years more, and then they are to commune.”

    The anus or mouth is clearly not intended for procreation. Such acts are against the nature of sex itself – oral or anal sex serves no purpose of nature – it cannot lead to the begetting of a child. Its only purpose is for base, filthy, physical pleasure. Such acts do not in any way fit into the nature of the Christian who has undergone the washing of regeneration and has given himself to the natural end that God originally intended for us – to be glorified and united with Him. Such acts, as the Canons show, make us like animals and keep us mired in merely physical pleasures. They are against nature in every way.

    Since people are so degraded and consumed by sins of impurity nowadays, most of them do not know that the word “Sodomy” actually refers to all non-procreative sexual acts. Wikipedia explains that “Sodomy is generally anal or oral sexual activity between people or sexual activity between a person and a non-human animal (bestiality), but may also include any non-procreative sexual activity. … Sodomy laws in many countries criminalized not only these behaviors, but other disfavored sexual activities as well. In the Western world, however, many of these laws have been overturned or are not routinely enforced.” Indeed, since the western world have become so degraded in their morals in the last 50 years, the millennial teaching of the Natural Law that non-procreative sexual acts are banned and sinful had to go – in order to satisfy the perverts.

    Contrary to many perverted “Catholics” who claim that only anal sex is sodomy and that this act alone is banned by the Church (or that this act is only forbidden if it is consummated in that way), while other sodomitical acts, such as oral sex, are lawful to perform—this definition of sodomy also proves that even the western world considered not only anal sex an evil and sodomy, but also other sexual acts that were not able to procreate in themselves. Only in this end time apostasy did God allow the formerly Christian people to fall into such a diabolical mind frame that they even dared to claim that non-procreative sexual acts are actually allowed by God and His Church!

    Merriam Webster’s Dictionary also confirms that Sodomy is “Noncoital carnal copulation [that is, all sexual acts apart from the normal, natural and procreative marital act]. Sodomy is a crime in some jurisdictions. … Other sodomy laws proscribe a variety of other forms of sexual contact and apply even to married couples. No such regulations are found in the law codes of Denmark, France, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands, or Switzerland, among other countries. The Wolfenden committee in Britain and the American Law Institute recommended abolition of criminal penalties for sodomy, except in cases involving violence, children, or public solicitation. This position was adopted in England in 1967 and has been adopted in many U.S. states as well.”

    It is a sad thing that the world and so called Catholics have fallen into such a state of degradation that one is even forced to have to remark on such obvious truths from the Natural Law that all people know about. In marriage the husband and wife face the ever-present temptation to sin by seeking sexual pleasure with each other. However, as we have seen, the Catholic Church have always condemned the evil perversity of all unnatural sexual acts within or without marriage. Because the Church’s members understood the evil of such acts in former times, it was more common to see holy pictures depicting the fact that those wretched people who committed “sins of lust within the holy state of Matrimony” were especially guilty of the brutal scourging and crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. A good example demonstrating this was pictures of a Roman soldier beating Jesus with a whip with the caption saying that: “Christ expiated sins of the flesh by enduring the merciless scourging at the pillar.” And that: “Sins of lust within the holy state of Matrimony play their cruel part in these sufferings of our Divine Savior.” In truth, married people are especially guilty for the torture and crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ since their sin is not only against the Natural Law, but also against the Holy Sacrament of Marriage instituted by Our Lord.

  • About sexual thoughts and fantasies inside and outside of the marital act
  • – Some new information added (2014-08-24)

    St. Alphonsus, Precepts of the Decalogue, Chapter VI, The Sixth and Ninth Commandments: “I will only observe here, in general, that it is necessary to confess not only all the acts, but also improper touches, all unchaste looks, all obscene words, especially when spoken with pleasure, or with danger of scandal to others. It is, moreover, necessary to confess all immodest thoughts. Some ignorant persons imagine that they are bound only to confess impure actions: they must also confess all the bad thoughts to which they have consented. Human laws forbid only external acts, because men only see what is manifested externally; but God, who sees the heart, condemns every evil thought: “Man sees those things that appear; but the Lord beholdeth the heart.” (I Kings, xvi. 7.) This holds good for every species of bad thoughts to which the will consents. Indeed, whatever it is a sin to do, it is also in the sight of God a sin to desire.” (The complete ascetical works of St. Alphonsus, vol 15, pp. 466-469)

    Simply said, women or men are not toys, playthings, or “bunnies” from which to derive sexual stimulation. When women or even one’s own wife are used in sexual fantasies, they are sexually abused, even if they are untouched. Many men rape many women each day and commit adultery, fornication and illicit sexual acts without laying a hand on them. Women also rape men and commit adultery, fornication and illicit sexual acts in this way. These rapes, fornications, illicit sexual acts and adulteries are not marked by physical violence but by psychological warfare. Because a person is often unaware of being used and abused, and because the abuser often does not fathom the real extent of the severity of his crime, this makes these mental and visual rapes/abuses/sexual crimes seem less devastating. Nevertheless, grave sin with all its degradation and death is being committed.

  • Is masturbation a sin?
  • – Some recent updates and quoted added (2014-08-24)

    The Canons of John the Faster teaches that “Anyone having committed masturbation is penanced forty days, during which he must keep himself alive by xerophagy and must do one hundred metanies every day.” (Canon 8) The Interpretation of this canon explains that: “The present Canon decrees that anyone who is guilty of masturbating at any time is obliged to refrain from communing for forty days straight, passing these with xerophagy, [the practice of eating dry food, especially food cooked without oil] or, more explicitly speaking, with only bread and water, and doing every day metanies to the number of one hundred each time. As concerning masturbators and fornicators, St. Meletius the Confessor asserts that they are making a sacrifice of their semen to the Devil, which semen is the most precious part of their body.”

    The word Metanie means “A reverent physical movement indicating repentance (Greek: metanoia), made by making the sign of the cross with the right hand and either bowing at the waist and knees until the hand on its downward final stroke touches the ground (small metanie), or lowering the whole body onto the knees and bowing down fully until the forehead touches the ground (great metanie). Metanies are prescribed at specific liturgical times, particularly during the Lenten prayer of Ephrem the Syrian, but are proscribed from Pascha through Pentecost. They are a part of personal prayer and are an integral element of monastic training. Metanies are distinct from the still kneeling position, and also from the bowing of clergy to one another known as the schema.”

    St. Alphonsus: “Hear, my Brethren: the Lord pardons the sins of him who repents of them; but he does not pardon him who has the will to commit sin. See for how many years God has borne with you, and is saying to your heart: Cease, my child; amend your life; offend me no more! And what have you done? Always the same thing: you have confessed, you have promised; yet you have always begun again to sin, you always continue to offend God! For what are you waiting? That God may take you from this world and cast you into hell? Do you not see that God cannot bear with you any longer?” (Exhortations, The complete ascetical works of St. Alphonsus, vol 15, p. 101)

    “What do you say? What do you resolve to do? Yes or no; do you desire no more to offend God? Who knows whether it is not the last appeal that the Lord addresses to you? Hasten to take a resolution. Do you wish to wait until God puts an end to your disorders by casting you into hell without the least hope of ever remedying your misfortune? Go, my dear Brethren, enter your homes, and reflect on what you have heard this evening; recommend yourselves to the Blessed Virgin, and ask her to enlighten you.

    “Sinner, thou art foe of heaven, And thou tremblest not with fear? Cease those sins, my child, ah! leave them, Death advances, hell is near. … Listen to me this evening: you are now the enemies of God, it is true, since you have offended him much; but he is ready to pardon you if you wish to amend your life. Courage, then, my dear Christians come to the mission, go to confession, and renounce sin; hasten to give yourselves to God, who is still waiting for you, who is still calling for you; do not anger him any more.

    “… O sinners! what more do you wish God to do? Do not, therefore, lose confidence, hope; but hope and tremble: if you wish to amend your life, hope; if you wish to continue to have God as your enemy, tremble yes, tremble that the present appeal may not be the last one for you; if you do not resolve to give yourselves to God, perhaps this very evening God will abandon you, and you will be damned!

    “… The Lord could make you die and send you to hell the moment that you offend him; yet, see the great mercy which he now shows you: instead of punishing you, you see him coming to you with this holy mission, in order to pardon you; he comes himself to seek you, to make peace with you; it will suffice if you repent of having offended him, and if you promise not to offend him any more.

    “He saith: “Poor child, from sin depart; Rest thee within thy Father’s heart; Turn to thy Shepherd, wandering sheep.” Now what do you say? how do you respond to the appeal that the Lord addresses to you? Ah! do not delay any longer, cast yourselves at his feet; come to the church, and make a good confession.” (St. Alphonsus, Exhortations, The complete ascetical works of St. Alphonsus, vol 15, pp. 102-105)

    Also see: Additional quotes on the vice of impurity, and how to overcome it

  • Polytheism and Pantheism
  • – New article added on 2014-07-12

  • What is Yoga? The Meaning of Yoga, What is the Christian view of Yoga? The Dangers of Yoga
  • – New article added on 2014-07-12

  • Who is Krishna? An Examination
  • – New article added on 2014-07-12

  • Brahman: The Hindu Concept of God
  • – New article added on 2014-07-12

  • What is the Bhagavad Gita? Problems With Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavad Gita Quotes, Facts, Text, History
  • – New article added on 2014-07-12

  • Vedas (Hindu Scriptures): What are the Vedas? The Vedas and Polytheism, Problems With Polytheism
  • – New article added on 2014-07-12

  • What is Reincarnation? The Bible and Reincarnation, Memories of Past Lives, Can Demons Cause Memories of Past Lives?
  • – New article added on 2014-07-12

  • What is Karma? What does the Bible say about Karma? Some Major Problems With Karma, Refuting Reincarnation: Refuting Karma
  • – New article added on 2014-07-12

  • What is Hinduism and what do Hindus believe? Major Problems With Hinduism: Caste System, Hindu Scripture, Pantheism, Polytheism
  • – New article on the false religion of Hinduism (added on 2014-07-12)

  • Gaia and Gaianism: What is Gaia, New Age Gaian and Gaia Hypothesis?
  • – New article added on 2014-07-08

  • Confucius and Confucianism: Who was Confucius? What is Confucianism, Biography, History, Beliefs and Quotes
  • – New article added on 2014-07-08

    “… the Sacred Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith, under Blessed Pius X, in 1907, in answer to a question as to whether Confucius could have been saved, wrote:

    "It is not allowed to affirm that Confucius was saved. Christians, when interrogated, must answer that those who die as infidels are damned."

  • Alcohol and Alcoholism: Poisoning, Effects, Abuse, Consequences, Facts
  • – New article added on 2014-07-06

  • Drugs, Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction
  • – New article added on 2014-07-06

    Everyone knows in their conscience that the consuming of mind altering drugs such as smoking marijuana or taking LSD or ecstasy is a mortal sin just like getting drunk is a mortal sin, because when “a man willingly and knowingly deprives himself of the use of reason, whereby he performs virtuous deeds and avoids sin... he sins mortally by running the risk of falling into sin. For [Saint] Ambrose says (De Patriarch. [De Abraham i.]): "We learn that we should shun drunkenness, which prevents us from avoiding grievous sins. For the things we avoid when sober, we unknowingly [or knowingly] commit through drunkenness." Therefore drunkenness, properly speaking, is a mortal sin.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Question 150, Article 2. Whether drunkenness is a mortal sin?)

  • What does the Bible and the Catholic Church say about Suicide? Is Suicide a Mortal Sin?
  • – New article on suicide added on 2014-07-06

  • Las herejías de Pablo VI (1963-1978), el hombre que le dio al mundo la Nueva Misa y las enseñanzas del Vaticano II
  • – The Spanish article on the Heresies of Paul VI, the man who gave the world the New Mass and the Teachings of Vatican II (added on 2014-07-04)

  • Traditio Exposed
  • – Traditio Network, their Beliefs, Heresies and Practices Exposed (added on 2014-07-04). The Traditio Network is a self-professed non-sedevacantist "Traditional Roman Catholic Network "The Independent Voice of Traditional Roman Catholicism since 1994" And Virtual Encyclopædia of Traditional Catholicism - The First Site on the Internet for Traditional Roman Catholics - More Readers than Any Other Traditional Roman Catholic Site".

  • Novus Ordo Watch Exposed
  • – Novus Ordo Watch's Evil Practices, Beliefs and Heresies Exposed (added on 2014-07-04). Novus Ordo Watch is a sedevacantist organization who "wish to compare and contrast the Catholic Church and the Catholic Faith with the new religion ("Novus Ordo") instituted after the supposed election of Cardinal Angelo Roncalli as "Pope" John XXIII in 1958 and his disastrous Second Vatican Council (aka "Vatican II" – 1962-65)."

    We have also seen on the “Novus Ordo Watch” website that they post immodest and evil pictures and even videos to the destruction of souls and of morals and the offense of God as do the “Tradition In Action” website. I of course had images blocked – so I couldn’t see any immodesty – but I read some of texts that they posted warning their readers describing things such as: (red coloring, bold and underlining is that of their own)...

  • Tradition In Action Exposed
  • – Tradition In Action's Evil Practices, Beliefs and Heresies Exposed (added on 2014-07-04). Tradition in Action claims to be a traditional website "committed to defend the perennial Magisterium of Holy Mother Church and Catholic traditions" against the Vatican II Conciliar Church.

    Among other things covered: It has recently come to our attention that the Tradition In Action website frequently post mortally sinful inducing and incident images all to the destruction of souls and of morals and the offense of God and that they even damnably defend themselves while doing this. In truth, every person who has been led to commit the mortal sin of lust and adultery in their hearts through their website will rightly and justly demand that God executes his righteous vengeance on them on the day of judgment since they tempted them into lustful thoughts! This same judgment of course applies to any possible venial sin committed and all other temptations that has been aroused in others because of their evil and satanic postings.

  • and Moderator Matthew Exposed
  • – The amazing lies, dishonesties and evil practises, email exchanges and deeds of Matthew at exposed in detail (added on July 1, 2014). However much Matthew tries to hide this truth from you, he will be exposed and his evil actions come to light...

  • Anti Pope Francis’ Heresies, The Apocalypse & The End of the World
  • – New article added on June 27, 2014. Before we had only a video. Now we have an in depth article exposing Francis’ and the other Vatican II antipopes’ and their sects’ heresies, beliefs and practises

  • Juan Pablo II (hereje manifiesto que decia ser Papa entre 1978-2005)
  • – The Spanish article on the Heresies of John Paul II added on June 26, 2014

  • La Fraternidad Sacerdotal San Pío X (FSSPX)
  • – Spanish article on The Heretical Positions, Beliefs and Practises of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) added on June 25, 2014

  • Anti Papa Francisco Anticristo, Las Herejías, El Apocalypso y El Fin del Mundo
  • – The Spanish article of Anti Pope Francis’ Heresies, The Apocalypse & The End of the World added on June 23, 2014

  • Las Herejías de Benedicto XVI (Joseph Ratzinger)
  • – The Spanish article on the Heresies of Benedict XVI added on May 1, 2014

  • Sedevacantismo
  • – Spanish article on Answers to the Most Common Objections Against Sedevacantism added on June 23, 2014

  • Prueba Científica de Dios y Milagros Sobrenaturales
  • – Spanish Creation and Miracle film added on June 12, 2014

  • On the Sacrament of Penance and Contrition and about Receiving Forgiveness without an Absolution
  • – Very important new section added (2014-05-31) concerning the question of receiving forgiveness without an absolution in today’s apostasy when there are no catholic priests available. This section answers this crucial question in some detail.

    “One of the most common reasons for that so many people choose to deny the overwhelming evidence against communicating with heretics is because they don’t believe that God will forgive them their sins without an absolution, or when it is not available. Many people obviously have many misconceptions about the Sacrament of Confession, Penance, Absolution and Contrition and what actually is necessary for obtaining salvation. The fact of the matter however, is that The Council of Trent’s decree on Justification and the Sacrament of Penance never say that perfect contrition is “so hard” or “impossible” to receive from God (for those who desire it) as many other false and fallible statements make it out to be. It also never actually said anything about that one can be saved with only imperfect contrition with an absolution. Rather, all it said is that this attrition (imperfect contrition) helps to dispose a man to receive forgiveness (perfect contrition) in the Sacrament of Confession...” (On the Sacrament of Penance and Contrition and about Receiving Forgiveness without an Absolution)

  • Near Death Experiences
  • – New article added (2014-05-31)

    “Most of the near death experiences are false, deceptions of the Devil. The purpose is to convince people of universal salvation (that those outside the Catholic Church can be saved (which is heresy)).”

  • Masturbation
  • – Many new quotes, sections and information concerning this deadly vice and on how to overcome it (2014-05-23)

    See especially the updated and newly added sections on:

  • I’ve broken every commandment. I’m trying to stay away from sin but I still find myself suffering with the same sins
  • Additional quotes on the vice of impurity, and how to overcome it
  • Hell in the Mind's Eye
  • – New article added on the pains and torments of Hell (2014-05-20)

    “This book [on Hell] endeavors to give the reader the tools needed to conquer every temptation of our adversary the devil. It should be used both by the individual as well as the preacher in the pulpit, as the topics of hell, death and judgment are without a doubt the most effective topics to help the sinner come back to his senses and repent in perfect contrition.”

  • Corrections
  • – Some changes, additions and corrections of our corrections added (2014-05-15)

  • Kisses and Touches
  • – Some new additions to the kisses and touches article performed for sensual and lustful motives added (2014-05-11)

  • The False Apparition of Garabandal
  • – New article added (2014-05-10)

  • Anti Papa Francisco Anticristo, Las Herejías, El Apocalypso y El Fin del Mundo
  • – New video added on Antipope Francis’ Heresies to the Spanish website (2014-05-01)

  • The False Apparition of Medjugorje
  • – New article added on this very false, very heretical and deceiving apparition of the devil (2014-04-26)

  • The False Apparition of Bayside
  • – This article exposes the lengths to which the Devil has been allowed to go to deceive people about the Vatican II apostasy, the Vatican II antipopes and the New Mass (2014-04-26)

  • La Muerte y el Viaje al Infierno
  • (Death and the Journey Into Hell) – New video added to the Spanish website (2014-04-21)

  • Sexual Pleasure and Lust
  • – Many new additions and updates (2014-04-20)

    See especially the section on:

  • The Fall and Original Sin of Adam and Eve is the origin and cause of fleshly lusts and sexual desires
  • Natural Family Planning
  • – Some new additions and updates to the Natural Family Planning, The Marital Sexual Act, and Procreation article (2014-01-20)

  • On False Judgments and Slander
  • – New section added (2014-04-20) on false judgment and slander. This is a most important section because:

    “Since almost the whole world today have fallen into this mortal vice of judging falsely, it is necessary to speak briefly about it in order to make people aware of that evil thoughts, judgments or conclusions about other people – thinking negatively, evil or bad about them, calumniating their intentions, character or meanings with slight or no proof – is a mortal sin.”

  • On Envy and Pride
  • – New section added on envy and pride. Very useful instructions contained in this section.

    St. John Vianney: “If you want to be able to recognise them [your sins; and especially the sin of envy “since the sin of envy is more difficult to know”], my dear brethren, you must ask the Holy Ghost for His light. He alone will give you this grace. No one could, with impunity, point out these sins to you; you would not wish to agree nor to accept them; you would always find something which would convince you that you had made no mistake in thinking and acting in the way you did. Do you know yet what will help to make you know the state of your soul and to uncover this evil sin hidden in the secret recesses of your heart? It is humility. Just as pride will hide it from you, so will humility reveal it to you.” (2014-04-20)

  • Pro-Sports and Gambling – Addendum
  • – New section added on the pro-sport section addressing some common objections and questions, and many other new points and quotes from the Church, the Fathers and the Saints, and other information showing the inherent evilness and unlawfulness of pro-sports and gambling (2014-04-20)

    See especially the section on many new quotes added from Councils, Church Fathers and Saints condemning gambling:

  • Quotes Condemning Gambling

  • Modesty of the Eyes
  • – Updated section (2014-04-20) from the Spiritual Information article concerning crucial information on how to surf the internet without images on and with an adblock (which means that one can’t see images at all when surfing various websites or any internet ads) so as to avoid innumerable occasions of falling into sin, not only venial sins, but also mortal sins of impurity.

    It should go without saying, but when images are necessary or needed for what one is doing, then it is lawful to surf with them on for as long time as it is necessary — provided it is not a danger to one’s soul and the site is not bad. But how often do we need to see images at all times? Never. Only at a particular time or occasion, such as for a work, or when reading some article, but other than that we have no reason or necessity to have them on, and therefore, they must be off.

    And yes, it is a sin to refuse to follow this advice since it is virtually impossible to escape bad and immodest images and commercials of men or women tempting you every day when surfing the internet (and the same of course applies to watching most media too, which is why we recommend people never to watch movable images and that they only listen to the audio). Only a condemned person not fearing God or sin at all would refuse to follow this good advice that helps him avoid falling into sexual temptations and sins everyday.

    “Brother Roger, a Franciscan of singular purity, being once asked why he was so reserved in his intercourse with women, replied, that when men avoid the occasions of sin, God preserves them; but when they expose themselves to danger, they are justly abandoned by the Lord, and easily fall into some grievous transgressions.” (St. Alphonsus Liguori, The True Spouse of Jesus Christ, Mortification of the Eyes, p. 221)

    Now, many people claiming to be Catholic and worshiping God and desiring forgiveness of their sins and enter Heaven strangely don’t care anything about this advice, and even chose to ignore it because of their perverse and evil will and attachment to images. Now if they really wanted forgiveness for their sins and cared anything about God, and to please Him, and not to offend Him, they obviously would not surf the internet with images on and thus expose themselves to innumerable bad images of sensual women or men tempting them everyday to fall into occasions of sin against the all good God.

    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.

    (Please see this section for some more quotes on the issue and on the help and steps on how to block images in your web-browser and surf the internet with an adblock:

  • Anti Pope Francis’ Heresies, The Apocalypse & The End of the World
  • – New video added on Antipope Francis’ Heresies (around 2014-04-16)

  • Smoking and Drugs
  • – Updated section on why drug abuse is always a mortal sin and why no one ever can be excused from mortal sin against the natural law who deliberately impedes his conscience without a just cause, such as sickness (updated sometime in March of 2014)

    “A person who uses a drug that makes him intoxicated needs an absolutely necessary reason (such as a grave illness) to excuse his usage of the drug from being a sin, and when he does not have such an absolutely necessary excuse to excuse his drug usage, he commits the sin of drug abuse. A sick person is allowed by God’s permission to take drugs in order to lessen his pain. But when this sick person uses more drugs than he needs in order to get intoxicated and for mere pleasure, or continues to use the drug after he gets well, he commits the sin of drug abuse. This is a perfect example of those who use drugs for the mere sake of pleasure. They are gluttonous or overindulgent in their sensual appetite, and are thus sinning against their reason and the Natural Law. For “the sin of lust [or pleasure seeking] consists in seeking venereal pleasure not in accordance with right reason...” and “lust there signifies any kind of excess.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Second Part of the Second Part, Q. 154, Art. 1)”

  • Traditional Catholic Calendar
  • – New Calendar added with fast and feasting days information (2014-02-14)

  • Atheism and Agnosticism
  • – Entire new article added refuting all major atheism objections on God and the existence of God (2014-02-13)

  • Natural Family Planning
  • – Major additions and changes to the NFP article with lots of new quotes from the popes, saints and fathers of the Church on the issue (2014-01-20)

    See especially this new important section with many new quotes added:

  • The teaching of the Ordinary Magisterium and the Holy Fathers and Saints of the Catholic Church infallibly and unanimously condemns NFP and all forms of birth control as well as the intention against procreation as mortally sinful
  • Divorce, Annulments and Remarriage
  • – New article added (2013-12-23)

  • Global Warming and Climate Change
  • – New article added (2013-10-23)

  • Chastity - The Angelic Virtue
  • – New article on chastity added (2013-10-23)

  • Sexual Pleasure and Lust
  • – Entire new section added at the beginning of the article; many other changes (2013-10-23)

  • Masturbation
  • – Some new important quotes and changes added (2013-10-23)


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