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The Epistle appointed to be read during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass today is taken from the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans, Chapter 8, Verses 18-23.
I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us. For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope: Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
For we know that every creature groaneth and travaileth in pain, even till now. And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even We Ourselves groan within Ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the Sons of God, the redemption of Our body.
Please stand for the Holy Gospel.
The Gospel appointed to be read during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass today is taken from the Holy Gospel of Saint Luke, Chapter 5, Verses 1 to 11.
At that time:
It came to pass, that when the multitudes pressed upon Him to hear the Word of God, He stood by the Lake of Genesareth, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And going into one of the ships that was Simon's, He desired him to draw back a little from the land. And sitting He taught the multitudes out of the ship.
Now when He had ceased to speak, He said to Simon:
Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.And Simon answering said to Him:
Master, we have labored all the night, and have taken nothing: but at Thy word I will let down the net.And when they had done this, they enclosed a very great multitude of fishes, and their net broke. And they beckoned to their partners that were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they were almost sinking. Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying:
Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.For he was wholly astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken. And so were also James and John the sons of Zebedee, who were Simon's partners.
And Jesus saith to Simon:
Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men.And having brought their ships to land, leaving all things, they followed Him.
Thus far are the words of today's Holy Gospel.
“....whom shall I fear?”The question is not answered directly because the answer is self-evident from what precedes it, namely,
“the Lord is my light and my salvation”.Because of this, there is no reason to fear.
The answer is also self-evident from what follows it, namely:
“The Lord is the protector of my life”.Then, for the purpose of emphasis, the Author repeats Himself, although He slightly re-words it. Instead of asking:
“...whom shall I fear?”,He now asks the rhetorical question:
“...of whom shall I be afraid?”It is interesting how God the Holy Ghost answers His question through the pen of Saint Paul, although, again, ending in a somewhat similar question which basically means the same thing:
“If God be for us, who is against us?” (Romans 8:31).The answer, of course, to all of these questions is that if you are on God’s side, you really do not need to fear anyone.
Immediately after Psalm 26:1, which We have quoted at the beginning of this Sermon from today’s Introit, comes verse 2 which says:
“Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh. My enemies that trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen” (Psalm 26:2).The first part of this verse is so extremely graphic that the Church dropped it when using this first part of this Psalm in today’s Introit. We will return to this in a moment. First, consider how the Holy Ghost mentions how
“My enemies that trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen”.This is actually a prophecy concerning Christ!
How so? For those of you who have seen the movie “The Passion” by Mel Gibson, perhaps you will have a flashback to that scene in the Garden of Gethsemani when Judas brings the mob to get Christ and, based upon the Gospel of Saint John, Christ
“said to them: Whom seek ye?” (John 18:4). To which they respond: “Jesus of Nazareth” (John 18:5).To which Christ replied:
“I am He.” (John 18:5).Remember what happened then?
“As soon therefore as He had said to them: ‘I am He’; they went backward, and fell to the ground” (John 18:5).In this way was the prophecy literally fulfilled
“My enemies that trouble Me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen” (Psalm 26:2)!Years ago, various people told me about what can only be described as the “Wrath of God” which fell certain people who had treated them very unjustly. They were surprised at how quickly God “took care of” their enemies!
But just remember that what was true then is still true today:
“The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid?”This brings us back to the first part of verse 2:
“Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh”.What does this mean? It is a quasi-euphemistic way of saying that one’s enemies are wanting to destroy me.
For example, consider the prophecy of the Apocalypse where you read:
“And the ten horns which thou sawest in the beast: these shall hate the harlot, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her with fire. For God hath given into their hearts to do that which pleaseth Him... And the woman which thou sawest, is the great city, which hath kingdom over the kings of the earth” (Apocalypse 17:16-18).Here the term “eat her flesh” means to depopulate her. In other words, to kill her inhabitants. To what does this refer? To the city of Rome in general and to Vatican City State in particular where, in Saint Peter’s Basilica, the “Abomination of Desolation” (Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:31), which some scholars consider to be the New mass, the NOR, the Novus Ordo Rite, which was officially promulgated for universal use by what at this future point in time will have been the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
These three verses in the Apocalypse tell us that ten world leaders will conspire against Rome and will so totally destroy Rome, and with it the Vatican, with nuclear bombs (“for in one hour she is made desolate” [Apocalypse 18:19]), that
“her smoke ascendeth for ever and ever” (Apocalypse 19:3).All Catholics who are faithful to the authentic Apostolic Tradition do not need to fear
“the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh”because
“The Lord is the protector of my life”.On the other hand, the Lord is NOT the protector of false "churches". This is why the Wrath of God will destroy the evil empire of the
“Abomination of Desolation” (Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:31) which is in the Vatican and all outfits associated with the Vatican at all levels, even local levels - including so-called churches and chapels and multi-purpose buildings - around the world!The day is coming when all of us who have had to descend into the Modern-Day Catacombs, in order to preserve the unchangeable Catholic Faith, Mass, and Sacraments, and thereby to help ensure our own eternal salvation, will see justice in our favor.
Right now, in however many ways, each and everyone of us is being persecuted, either directly or indirectly, by the
“Abomination of Desolation” (Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:31).How many of us see how it seems to flourish with apparently large numbers of converts? Yet what about the huge numbers of people who have abandoned it since Synod Vatican 2 [Thursday, October 11, 1962 - Wednesday, December 8, 1965]?
In Our many travels, over many decades, from the East Coast, to the West Cost of the U.S.A., and from the Northern States to the Southern States of the U.S.A., We have seen the desolation caused by it in various places - cities, large and small, towns and villages, which were once "Catholic", with numerous Catholic Church buildings, which have been sold to various Protestant groups.
In the State of New York, there are many empty church buildings, literally falling to the grund after having been abandoned to the elements, having been sold to various nefarious groups, etc., in Illinois Bishops who ordered the demolishion of Traditional church buildings in very good condition so that real Roman Catholic Clergy could not purchase them, how the majority of the Cajuns in Louisiana still go to their former Roman Catholic Church buildings - although today there is now inside such buildings Protestant Baptist services which have replaced the Holy Sacrifice of the Catholic Mass, and some of these same things also are found on the West Coast of the U.S.A. as well. The same for Catholic school buildings, Seminaries, Convents, etc. This is the same story in many other cities and towns all around the United States!
We have seen photos of how, in some places, former Roman Catholic Church buildings are now being used as nightclubs, beer bars, and even one - so the claim was made, was turned into a barn for animals, and another was supposedly turned into a brothel!
Still others have also been torn down or sold off and used as office buildings, warehouses, garages, etc., etc. truly the
“Abomination of Desolation” (Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:31)!Up until the pedophile priest scandal, they seemed to be awash in unlimited financial resources. In some places, not all of their physical buildings (churches, monasteries, convents, schools, hospitals, etc.) have been sold off yet, although in other places some dioceses are going into bankruptcy trying to pay some of the victims of their pedophile clergy. Perhaps the next group of lawsuits from the the victims of their Satanist clergy will totally bankrupt even their most wealthy brethren?
The point is, God is not going to let them “get away with it”! With deliberately changing the unchangeable Catholic Faith, Mass, and Sacraments. The grains of sand in God’s hourglass of justice continue to slip down until that last grain is down and the time has come for the Wrath of God’s Justice against them - namely, total destruction!
Catholics faithful to Tradition should be at peace, and have no fear. Remember how Christ has promised all of us, through the pen of Saint John:
“And He saith to me: Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that hurteth, let him hurt still: and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is just, let him be justified still: and he that is holy, let him be sanctified still. Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to his works.” (Apocalypse 22:10-12.)
“It can neither profit me, the speaker, to speak, nor you, the hearers, to hear, unless we comply with the things which are spoken, ...so let us not limit the display of our zeal to hearing only, but let us observe what is said in our deeds. For it is indeed a good thing to spend time continually in hearing the Divine oracles: but this good thing becomes useless when the benefit to be derived from hearing is not linked with it.” (Patriarch Saint John Chrysostom [b. Antioch, c. 347 A.D. - d. at Commana in Pontus on Friday, September 14, 407 A.D.], Patriarch of Constantinople [Thursday, February 26, 398 A.D. - Thursday, June 24, 404 A.D.], exiled from his See the 2nd time on Thursday, June 24, 404 A.D., Father and Doctor of the Catholic Church. Sermon on Romans 12:20; emphasis added.)
For our resolutions, let all of us, by the Grace of God, firmly resolve to pray to never, never, give up! To pray for the Grace of final perseverance in the Catholic Church and to always remain faithful to the authentic Apostolic Tradition of the Catholic Church. And to keep in mind what will happen to God’s enemies as we pray to remain one of God’s favorites, living a life of real Virtue as well as practicing acts of supererogation.
Then, none of us shall have any reason to fear because:
“If God be for us, who is against us?” (Romans 8:31).