Thursday, June 29, 2017

St. Rita of Cascia. Friday 30th June, 2017. Commemoration of St. Paul, Apostle.

St. Rita of Cascia - Saint of the Impossible  (Wife, Mother, Widow, and Nun)  [1381- 1457]

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  For centuries St. Rita of Cascia has been one of the most popular saints in the Catholic Church.   She is known as the "Saint of the Impossible" because of her amazing answers to prayer as well as the remarkable events of her own life.

 

St. Rita's Birth And The Mysterious Bees

 

St. Rita was born in the small village of Rocco Porrena about three miles from Cascia, in the province of Umbria, Italy, in the year 1381, during the pontificate of Pope Urban VI.

Just four days after her birth, her pious parents, named her Rita, after God had revealed to them that He desired that she be named Rita, a name till then unknown to the world, and the child was baptized in St. Mary's, the parish church of Cascia, as at the time there was no baptismal font in the church in Rocco Porrena.

Shortly after Rita had received the Sacrament of Baptism, God affirmed by a special miracle, that her name was not of human  invention, but rather of heavenly origin.

The day after her baptism, then fifth after her birth, a swarm of bees, white as snow, was noticed hovering and buzzing around the sweet angelic face of little Rita, as she lay sleeping in her cradle.

The bees alighted on her lips and were seen to enter and issue forth from her partially opened mouth, without harming her or causing her to awaken from her slumber.

 

All who witnessed this prodigy were unable to explain it, and in later years Rita made known the meaning of this mystery by the unique sweetness and simplicity of her manner and by the eminent sanctity of her marvelous life. The bees were also a mysterious foreshadow of Rita's future Beatification that was to take place during the reign of Urban VIII.

This prodigy of the bees, after four centuries, still exists in the small swarm of bees that now dwell in a small fissure in the convent wall, midway between the cell  St. Rita occupied and the place of her sepulchre.

Their color is not white, as some have said, but that of the common bee, except the back which is dark red, and they have no sting.

The bees live retired the greater part of the year, but leave their tiny abode during the last few days of Holy Week and return for the feast of St. Rita.

Under the watchful care of her pious parents, Antonia Mancini and Amata Ferri, who jealously and lovingly watched over the child they regarded as a gift from heaven, little Rita Mancini began to be a saint from the moment of her Baptism, for scarcely had she come to the use of reason than she became the possessor of an innocence and purity which were really marvelous in one so young.

 

Rita's Childhood And  Early Years 

 

Little Rita Mancini at an early age took no pleasure in children's games or toys, and in spite of this she had many friends among the children of Rocca Porrena, and even though as a rule she took no part in their games, she took pleasure in seeing her friends enjoying themselves.

As Rita grew older, she would prefer to retire to a remote corner of the house to pray and contemplate the divine  mysteries, particularly the Passion of Jesus Christ, a devotion she had inherited from he pious parents.

One of little Rita's chief delights was to go to church with her parents and when she entered the church would seek out the most retired place, where she recited the Angelic Salutation, which she knew by heart. 

Little Rita had a great devotion and love for the poor, for while at table she would preserve one portion the family meal for herself, and the rest for some poor child of the neighborhood.

The people of Rocca Porrena, when they saw how different Rita Mancini was from the other children of the hamlet, and when they saw as she grew older, her life becoming more holy, respected and revered her as a person grown old in virtue, the mothers of Rocca Porrena, continually reminded their own daughters to look to Rita as their model.

The fame of little Rita's holy life became known and spoken of in many of the towns and villages of Umbria.

The little child, who appeared to be a little angel living in the world, yet immune to  its imperfections and corruption was a cause of joy to the inhabitants of her humble birthplace, and predicted by the swarm of white bees around her cradle entering and issuing from her sweet mouth.

Already a model of innocence and purity, and though still a child, it was Rita's ardent desire to live a solitary life in some hidden cave or grotto where she might pass her days in prayer and contemplation, because she desired to be alone with God.

However her love and obedience to her aged parents, whom she felt would oppose this, hindered the fulfillment of her holy desire. 

She spent one whole year in seclusion in a retired part of the house, meditating on the sorrowful mysteries of the Passion of Jesus Christ, and at the end of that year saw her parents needed her constant aid and assistance, especially her mother.

Having spent a few years employed in the duties of housekeeper, Rita arrived at the age when young girls, especially in Italy, are accustomed to chose their future state in life.

 

Rita Sacrifices Her Will To Parental Obedience

 

At the age of twelve, she made her choice, consulting no one but God as it was her desire to consecrate her virginity to God.

Rita, made it known to her parents her determination and obtain their permission.

When her parents, Antonio Mancini and Amata Ferri heard of her desire they were overcome with sadness, but quickly Rita  agreed to remain at home and assist them in their old age.

In spite of Rita's promise to remain at home to comfort and assist her parents, this in no way weakened her determination to preserve her virginity, which she already desired to consecrate to God, and seeing that there was little hope of embracing the religious state while her parents were living, she resolved never to embrace the married state.

 

Rita Sacrifices Her Will And Consents To Enter The Married State

 

Having made this resolution, Rita's heart was filled with consolation and joy, but this did not last long, for her filial love and obedience were soon to be put to a further test, for her parents, Antonio Mancini and Amata Ferri, overjoyed that their daughter had given up the idea of entering a convent, now determined that she should enter the married state.

The unexpected announcement of her parents brought tears to Rita's eyes and nearly broke her heart.  When Rita had recovered herself a little, with dove-like simplicity she said to her parents: "My parents, I do not wish any spouse but Jesus Christ.  Years ago I dedicated my whole body, soul and heart to His love and holy service.  Because you wished it, I gave my promise not to enter a convent. I fell sure without embracing the married state, that I will be able to console and comfort you, and provide for all your necessities, until God calls  you to a better and happier home."

But Antonio and Amata had made up their minds and turned a deaf ear to the heartfelt words of their daughter, who judged that further words would be useless, retired to the isolation of her beloved oratory. fell on her knees and raising her eyes with confidence to the crucifix, asked her crucified Lord and the Queen of Angels and Virgins to obtain for her from God the lights which would prove most acceptable to His divine majesty and conducive to her soul's salvation. 

It is very certain her fervent prayers were heard by God, who soothed and consoled her aching and troubled heart.  As soon as Rita had learned that it was the will of God, that she should submit to the will of her parents, and that she would please God more by her submission than by following her own will, she resolve there and then, to obey her parents.

We may believe that God made known to His servant, Rita, that she should conform and submit her will to the will of her parents, and that by doing so, she would obey His holy will without losing any of the merits already gained by the ardent desire of consecrating her virginity to Him as the sole Lord and Spouse of her heart and soul.

Rita returned to her parents and prostrating herself at their feet, and humbly asked their pardon for the repugnance she had shown to their will, and told them she was willing to embrace whatever state of life they wished her to enter.

 

St. Rita's Marriage

 

Rita's parents were overjoyed that their daughter had consented to enter the marriage state and immediately began to search for a suitable husband for their daughter.

That Rita's choice would have been different and a better one than that of her parents, there can be no doubt, but Rita had no say in the matter, for Antonio Mancini  and his wife Amata selected for their future son-in-law, a young man whose name was Ferdinando, the son of well-to-do and influential parents.

He was a gifted man, but proud and arrogant, surely in speech, and by no means a religious man.

Ferdinando was the very opposite in character and nature to the model and gentle Rita, and no doubt felt highly honored when he learned he was the only one who might pay court to their daughter.

After a short courtship, he and Rita pledged their marriage vows before  the altar of God, in the presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

Rita had been married only a short time when Ferdinando began to show his true colors, and Rita began to experience the trials and sorrows that would mark her new life.  Ferdinando's conduct towards his new wife can only be described as inhuman, and his words were always harsh and cruel.

Ferdinando flew into rage at everything Rita said or did, so that instead of a companion and protector, he was her relentless persecutor.  Thus, it was that Ferdinando, the husband of Rita, did all he could by his wicked and pig-headed conduct make her life miserable and unhappy.

From the very beginning of her married life, her husband Ferdinando was an obstacle to peace, but Rita met his opposition with humility and patience, so that whenever he became angry she planned to sweeten his temper, sometimes by silence or when his anger was over, with holy words would try to reason with him, and make him understand how great was his offense against God.

This manner of acting on the part of Rita, had a beneficial effect on her husband, who soon became embarrassed and ashamed of his behavior towards his saintly wife, would rush from the house and not return until he had calmed down and regained his composure.

 

The Conversion Of Rita's Husband

 

As time passed, Rita observed with joy that her humility and patience, helped out with much prayer and tears, was softening his ungovernable temper, and that God had opened the eyes of Fernando and made him see what a cruel husband he had been to persecute and  torment a wife, who bore and tolerated his anger with meekness and served him with humility.

Ferdinando became at last a changed man, for he saw as in a vision, what manner of man he had become, and was truly penitent, and frequently thanked God for having given him as a wife so good and praiseworthy a woman as Rita, who by her humility and patience had led him from the paths of wickedness and disorder onto the pathway of virtue and peace.

Peace and harmony was soon established in Ferdinando and Rita's household, with words of prayer and kindness were constantly on the lips of Ferdinando, instead of anger and abuse.   At home, he was kindness itself, and showered every kind loving attention on Rita, and away from home he could not praise her enough.

 

 God Blesses Rita's Marriage With Two Children

 

Not long after Ferdinando's conversion, Rita was visited by sorrow as she mourned the passing of her parents, who taught her the first lessons in piety and the way of Christian perfection.

But this sorrow was soon lessened as God sent her a great blessing that filled her heart with joy, two beautiful children.

The birth of their first child, received at the baptismal font, the name of Giovanni, and filled the hearts of Ferdinando and Rita with joy an gladness, and there was no happier mother in all of Rocca Porenna, than Rita.

This happiness was to be duplicated when God sent a second child, who was baptized Paulo.   Like his little brother, Giovanni, Paulo was offered to God, and now Rita and Ferdinando had four little feet to guide on the path to heaven.

As Giovanni and Paulo advanced in years, Rita taught them to pray and impressed upon their minds the value of humility and patience, whose beautiful virtues Rita herself was a shining example.

 

Rita's Virtues Practiced During Her Married Life 

 

St. Rita demonstrated during the course of her married life that the practice of virtue is not incompatible with the holy state of matrimony.  The secret of Rita's facility in the practice of virtue was that she kept herself, at all times and in all places in the grace and presence of God.

Although Rita never committed a grievous fault, she punished her innocent body with the discipline and kept it under control of the spirit by continual fasting.   On the feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary she took only bread and water.

Rita was also an apostle of true charity, and in her love for God, there was nothing she could do for her neighbor which she didn't do.   She visited the sick, nursed them and prepared their medicines.  She distributed bread and clothing among the poor and needy.  She kindly admonished the careless in their religious duties and persuaded them to become fervent Christians.

In her frequent visits to the sick, she consoled them, exhorting them to patience and resignation, and it is traditionally held  among the citizens of Rocca Porenna, that St. Rita restored many sick people to health by reciting one single"Hail Mary." by their bedsides.

Rita dissolved enmities and hatred that existed among her neighbors, just as did her mother and father when they were the peace-makers of Rocca Porenna.

She was a devout client of  St. John the Baptist, St. Augustine and St. Nicholas of Tolentine.

 

Death Of Ferdinando  - Sorrow Of St. Rita

 

Although Rita had reformed her husband and had made him a man of peace, Ferdinando had not a few enemies in Rocca Porenna, for before his marriage, and for some years after, he had engaged in many disputes with companions as hot-headed and impulsive as himself. 

He was adept with the stilleto or dagger, and was generally the victor over his adversaries. And so Ferdinando had many enemies who bided their time in seeking revenge.

That day arrived, and he was attacked outside the walls of Rocca Porenna, and stabbed to death, leaving his lifeless body beside the roadside, bleeding from a dozen wounds.

When news of his death reached Rita, she was overcome with grief, and wept as though her heart was breaking and could not be consoled.

St. Rita prayed to God and said to Him: "O God, enter not into judgement with Thy servant Ferdinando, for in Thy sight no one will be justifed.' Rita did not forget to have recourse to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

When the dead and bleeding body of her husband was brought home, Rita again gave full vent to her grief and sorrow, with torrents of tears, but then, all of a sudden, as if a whisper from Heaven had reached her ears, the fountain of her tears dried up, and with resignation she praised the name of the Lord, who was pleased to take to Himself the husband whom He had given her at the foot of His altar.

 

 St. Rita's Sacrifice Of Her Two Sons To God

 

Although the death of her husband, Ferdinando had left Rita a widow, she was not left alone, for God had blessed her with two sons who were now grown up. and on these she centred her utmost care and attention.   She implored God to preserve their innocence and help her guide them in His holy law in which she had taught them.

 

Giovanni and Paulo, grew up God-fearing and God-loving children, but as they advanced in years, Rita observed a change taking place in the characters of her sons, and that both had become steeped in the false idea of honour and justice in relation to their father's death, and that the unauthorized right of revenge in Italy at that time, known as the Vendetta, lay heavily upon them.

Initially, it never entered Rita's mind that her sons had any thought of avenging his death, but one day she heard a conversation between her two sons, and learned to her great surprise and sorrow, that they wre inclined to revenge the assassination of their father.

Summoning Giovanni and Paulo to her side, she pleaded with them to erase from their minds all desire for revenge, and like Christ, who asked pardon for those who had crucified Him, she sincerely hoped she would be able to persuade her sons to also  pardon the murderers of their father.  She reminded them this terrible act would make themselves murderers as well.

When Rita saw her sons were bent in their desire for revenge, she fled to the crucifix and beseeched Christ to either change the desires of her sons or no longer spare their lives.

God heard her prayers, and both sons died within a year, well-prepared to go before the judgement seat of Almighty God.

 St. Rita's sacrifice was the exact copy of that made by the Eternal Father of His only Son on the Cross,  for Rita, not only pardoned the murders of her husband, even saved their lives by offering to God the sacrifice of the lives of her two beloved sons, Giovanni and Paulo.

 

Rita's Life Of Penance After The  Death Of Her Two Sons

 

Rita was now alone in the world as a widow and orphan, and since all the ties connecting her to the world were now gone, she resolved to live solely for God, and spent much of her time praying with devotion and never ceasing to thank God for all the graces and favours she had received from Him during the course of her life.

She never left her home unless to go to church or to visit the sick or perform works of charity among her poor and needy neighbors.

She spent much of her time speaking to her beloved Jesus, asking Him to admit her into the doors of the cloister: "O my dear Lord and Master.  Since I am now free, when will the time come when You will admit me into the haven of religion?"

She wept bitterly when she received no response, thinking that there was something lacking in her love and affection towards Him.   She was consoled at the thought of the abandonment of Jesus as he hung dying on the Cross of Calvary, and renewed her plea to Jesus to open the doors of the cloister.

 

Rita's Applies For Admission To The Convent - Her Request Repeatedly Denied 

 

St. Rita had long desired to embrace the religious state of life, and since she had a particular devotion to the great St. Augustine and his spiritual son, St. Nicholas Tolentine, she wished to become a spiritual daughter of the saint by joining a community of nuns that was governed by the the same rule which St. Augustine gave to the community of religious he founded when he was Bishop of Hippo, in Africa.

There were two communities of Augustinian nuns in Cascia, during Rita's time.    One community resided in the convent called St. Mary Magdalen, or the Maddalena, while the other community was named after St. Lucy the Martyr.

Sometimes Rita would make the journey from Rocca Porrena to Cascia, and her guardian angel always guided her steps into the church attached to the Maddalena convent, where she prayed and meditated until it was time to return home.

One day while she knelt in the oratory of her house, her eyes fixed on the crucifix and speaking to Jesus how anxious she was to enter the cloister and become a nun, a ray of divine consolation penetrated her heart and soul.  She immediately rose from her kneeling position and made haste directly to the door of the convent od Maddalena.

She knocked at the door, which was opened by the sister-portress, who ushered her inside to the guest reception area, after learning that Rita desired to speak to the prioress.

St. Rita made known the reason for her visit when prioress came, who listened  with attention to the humble but earnest petition of St. Rita to be admitted into the community, and kindly told her she would present her application for membership before a Chapter Meeting of the nuns in the community.

Considering according to the rule of the Augustinian Institute of nuns only young girls whose vocations are certain are to be admitted and by special dispensation only, widows, it was no surprise that the nuns voted against admitting Rita .

St. Rita being refused entry into the convent

 

Rita with clam exterior received the news, but must have been very much disappointed, and instead of returning home to Rocca Porrena she remained in Cascia in the home of a friend, and after a short while made a second application, only to be refused again.

Her third attempt to be admitted was likewise all in vain, and it seemed God wished to try further the patience of Rita.   Rita then returned to Rocca Porrena, judging the time was not right, and was confident God would soon come to her aid, and help overcome that which the prioress of the Maddalena Convent had said was impossible.

 

St. Rita Enters The Maddalena Convent In A Miraculous Manner

 

After St. Rita returned to Rocca Porrena, and with the words of the prioress still ringing in her ears" "My dear woman, it is impossible for you to become a member of our community," she determined to use every holy means to make possible what human lips had told her was impossible, and spent nearly all her days and nights beseeching her beloved Jesus to shorten the time of her anxiety and admit her as one of His brides within the walls of the cloister.

St. Rita also employed the aid of her patrons, St. John the Baptist, St. Augustine and St. Nicholas of Tolentine, firmly believing that through their powerful intercession God would hasten the fulfillment of her only worldly desire.

That time was fast approaching.

One night while engaged in prayer and meditation, she heard a loud knock at the door of her house and a voice which called: "Rita! Rita!"   As the hour was late, naturally a slight feeling of fear crept over her for a moment, but a quick prayer to heaven gave her the courage to approach the window.

She opened the window and glanced out to see her it was that was calling her.   Seeing no one at the door, St. Rita thought what she had heard was was an illusion or perhaps a ruse of the Evil One to divert her from her prayers.

She immediately resumed her prayers, but was again interrupted by the same voice which said: "Rita! Rita! Fear not. God will admit you into the cloister as His spouse."

This time St. Rita understood the true meaning of the double call, and her heart gave itself up to so fervent a prayer that she became rapt in ecstasy and saw in a vision the three saints whom God had sent to aid her, St. John the Baptist,  St. Augustine and St. Nicholas Tolentine.

She then heard a celestial voice, that of her beloved Jesus who called and said to her: "Come, Rita, My beloved.  It is time for you to enter the Maddalena Convent  whose door was so often closed against you."

Awakening as it were from a profound sleep, St. Rita rose from the prie-dieu on which she had been kneeling, went to the window and saw a person of venerable appearance standing at the door.   He wore a garment of camel hair, with a leather girdle, and he made signs that she should follow him.

St. Rita recognized the person as St. John the Baptist, and with her heart filled with joy she followed her holy guide.

Together they climbed the rugged steeps of the reef called Schioppo, and were met at the summit by St. Augustine and St. Nicholas of Tolentine.   So bright was the light which radiated from the countenances of her three patrons, she felt like she was, so to speak, on Mt. Thabor.

St.Rita enters the convent miraculously with her three patron saints

St. Rita prostrated herself at their feet, and thanked them with humble and devout reverence, for all the favors they had  obtained for her.

They commanded her to arise and follow them, and immediately obeying them, walked behind them as they made their way to Cascia.

It was a memorable journey as she listened to her guides conversing with one another on the way, and arriving at the door of the Maddalena, which they found closed tightly, her guided nevertheless led her into the cloister.

The two guides then addressed her with these words: "Rita, remain a rational bee in the garden of the Spouse whom you have so long and ardently loved, so that, collecting the flowers of virtues, you may build a sweet honey-comb.  You are now in the house of your Spouse, Jesus.  Love Him with all your heart and soul, and your eternal salvation is secure.   Return thanks to God for so great a favor done in your behalf.  Praise His infinite mercy, and publish that there is nothing impossible to God.  Rita, the impossible is overcome in your behalf." 

Having said these words, the three saints disappeared.

St. Rita overcome with happiness because she now was within the cloister, spent the remainder of the night in giving thanks to the Lord for the singular favor he had bestowed upon her.


When the morning arrived, and the nuns of the Maddalena discovered there was a secular within the cloister, they were both surprised and astonished, for how could she have got in for the doors were locked, and on checking it was confirmed the doors were indeed locked.

The nuns asking who she was, and how she had entered the cloister, Rita replied: "I am the poor widow of Rocca Porrena who many times asked to be admitted as a member of  your community, and was many times refused as unworthy of  so great a happiness.  But know this, beloved  Superioress and  Sisters, that God, wishing to do me a singular favor, sent, last night, to my house in Rocca Porrena, His precursor, St. John the Baptist,  accompanied by that Sun of Heaven, St. Augustine and that Star of Heaven, St. Nicholas of Tolentine, to conduct me into your midst.  Nevertheless, I ask  you, in the name of that God who has favored me with His Mercy, to accept me as a member of your community."

 

 

 

To Be Continued ...

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                        PRAYER TO ST. RITA

Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before the Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors hast been called the Advocate of the Hopeless and even of the Impossible;  St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus that thou couldst obtain from Him whatsoever thou askest, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee, expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort; be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God, for the spreading of thy own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee.

We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever.  Relying then on thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray thee  (here mention your request).

Obtain for us our request

By the singular merits of they childhood,

By thy perfect union with the Divine Will,

By thy heroic sufferings during thy married life,

By the consolation thou didst experience at the conversion of thy husband,

By the sacrifice of thy children rather than see them grievously offend God,

By thy miraculous entrance into the convent,

By thy severe penances and thrice daily bloody scourgings,

By the suffering caused by the wound thou didst receive from the thorn of thy Crucified Saviour,

By that remarkable devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, on which alone thou didst exist four years,

By the happiness with which thou didst part from thy trials to join thy Divine spouse,

By the perfect example thou dist give to people of every state of life.

Pray for us, O St. Rita, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

                                 LET US PRAY 

O God, Who in Thine infinite tenderness hast vouchsafed to regard the prayer of Thy servant, blessed Rita, and dost grant to her supplication that which is impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts, in reward for her compassionate love and firm reliance on Thy promises; have pity upon our adversity and succor us in our calamities, that the unbeliever may know Thou art the recompense of the humble, the defense of the helpless, and the strength of those who trust in Thee: Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.  AMEN.

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UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

 

Is one of the many organisations operating under the banner of the United Nations, a Jewish backed organisation, which no Christian (Catholic) should be involved with .... for example:

 

Carlye M. Stern is the president and CEO of UNICEF, U.S.A. - she is the daughter of a "Holocaust" survivor, her mother being a Jew.  

She has been, or is involved with the ADL, the Anti- Defamation League - a Jewish organisation aimed at fighting Anti-Semitism and Hate Speech.

 

"The U.N. is a Jewish idea" - David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of the State of Israel. 

 

 The U.N. - a Jewish Idea  - The Point (January, 1955)

 

 

A.D.L

 

When it first saw the light of day, nearly a half century ago in Chicago, the Anti-Defamation League publicly promised itself a long and fruitful career. And this cockiness in the cradle has been more than justified through the years that followed. Fawning American Jews have no rosier tale to pass down to posterity than the story of the rise and rule of the A.D.L. 

 

Actually, there was no marvel about it. The Anti-Defamation League had to succeed. Its parent was the wealthy and world-wide Order of B’nai B’rith, the exclusively Jewish branch of Freemasonry. 

 

All of B’nai B’rith’s extensive operational set-up was at the Anti-Defamation League’s disposal. Every local lodge established a special A.D.L. committee. And every individual lodge-member became a spare-time A.D.L. agent. It was not that he was forced to. He was delighted to. For the Anti-Defamation League was the answer to every American Jew’s dream. 

 

Here at last was an organization that would take the curse off the Jews. Here was an organization that would fight for the little Jew and free him from the stigma of being a “Hebe” and a “Yid”; that would get his son into the Gentile colleges, his wife into the Gentile summer resorts, and himself into the “exclusive” Gentile country clubs. The Anti-Defamation League meant dynamite to blast away the last remaining Christian barriers — and every Jew was chafing to light some local fuses. 

 

Assured of this wholesale support, the Anti-Defamation League pursued its campaign with swift vengeance. Immediately, public men and public officials felt the pressure. Congressmen and newspaper editors were forced into line. Soon, the A.D.L. was pushing its way confidently into every traditional American sanctuary. 

 

The class-room, the living room, even the parish pulpit came under the scrutiny of Anti-Defamation League investigators. Any hint, anywhere, that Jews were being treated the way Jews have always been treated in Christian society brought down the mighty wrath of Jewish Masonry. Snooping, threats, libel, blackmail, boycott, and the masterful smear technique leveled the few recalcitrants. 

 

As a pledge of their success in breaking down our country’s healthy and Christian aloofness to Jews, the Anti-Defamation League has expanded its program in late years to fight for other Jewish objectives. It has exerted its gestapo energies in promoting the United Nations, in panning Senator McCarthy, in pushing the Christ-less Brotherhood religion, in protesting the prosecution of Communists, in propagandizing for the State of Israel, in penetrating and polluting anti-Communist groups, and, most effectively, in plotting the present “civil rights” agitation in the South. 

 

Working elbow-to-elbow with the N.A.A.C.P. (the Jew-headed, Jew-financed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), the Anti-Defamation League has had a part in every phase of the program to rob the South of States’ Rights and set black man against white man in areas where, for generations, they have lived in harmony. 

  

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 Only Catholics Are Christian

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Why a Christian can only be a Catholic




A Christian is someone who follows the true faith of Jesus Christ. 

 

In the Acts of the Apostles, we read that it was at Antioch that the followers of Christ were first called Christians.

 

Acts 11:26- “And they conversed there in the church a whole year; and they taught a great multitude, so that at Antioch the disciples were first named Christians.”


Interestingly, it was also at Antioch, in the year 110, that the term “Catholic” was first applied to the Christian Church.  This was done by the famous martyr of the ancient Christian Church, St. Ignatius.

 

St. Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Smyrnaeans, Chapter 8, 110 A.D.- “Apart from the bishop, let no one do anything that pertains to the Church.  The only true Eucharist is the one performed by the bishop or by him whom the bishop has appointed.  Wherever the bishop is, there must be the congregation, just as wherever Jesus Christ is there is the Catholic Church.”


In Greek, the term “Catholic” means universal.  Thus, the one universal Christian Church came to be known as the Catholic Church.  It makes sense that the terms Christian and Catholic became interchangeable; for the only Christian Church which existed from the beginning was the Catholic Church.  Ignatius had a real connection to the original Christians.  He was the third bishop of Antioch.  Ignatius knew St. Polycarp who knew the apostle John himself.

 

Many think that being Christian means accepting everyone, being kind to everyone.  Certainly being Christian involves a true charity toward all men.  This means that you work and desire each man’s salvation – each man’s eternal happiness.  First and foremost, however, being a Christian requires that one believe all the truths of Jesus Christ.  It requires that one hear the one Church He established.  For Jesus Himself declared that preaching the Christian faith (the Gospel) means “teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19).  In Matthew 18:17, we read that those who don’t hear the Christian Church established by Jesus are to be considered as the “heathen and publican.”

 

The true Christian faith has a real power.  This power is of course identified with the miracles of its founder, the God-man, Jesus Christ.  But the power of the Christian faith didn’t dry up and disappear once Jesus ascended into Heaven.  No, Jesus left that power with His Church.  He left it not only in the miracles which He said some His followers would perform (John 14:12), but in the supernatural protection and guidance which would sustain His visible Christian institution.  In Matthew 16:18-20, we read that this Christian Church structure was founded on the apostle Peter, who would be the first pope.  This visible Christian structure would be an ongoing testament to Jesus Christ’s power.  It would guide the Christians on the way of truth.  It would also be necessary for salvation; for the Lord would add all who were to be true Christians to this one Christian Church (Acts 2:47).

 

One of the most moving episodes in Christian history – which illustrates the power of the Christian Church and its visible structure – involved the Attila the Hun and his invasion of Italy in 452.  Attila the Hun was a fierce non-Christian emperor in the East.  He was greatly feared by many in the Christian Roman Empire.  In 447, Attila invaded the Eastern Empire.  In 452, he was ready to invade Rome itself, the center of the Christian Church.  With Atila threatening the center of the Christian Church, Pope Leo the Great, the undisputed leader of the Christian Church, faced him down.  He went out to meet Atilla.  As Pope Leo went out to meet Attila, he was miraculously flanked by the apostle Peter.  History tells us that St. Peter threatened Attila with death if he should proceed further.  Attila was so frightened that he turned back.  If Attila had not turned back, all of history might have been different.  The leader of the Christian Church carried with him the supernatural protection of Christianity’s founder, the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

After the initial establishment of the Christian Church, each century brought new challenges and trials for the Christian.  Heresies would appear and lead many astray.  Many who were Christians were separated by these heresies from the true Christian faith.  Arianism was the most notorious of all the early heresies which threatened the Christian.  It proclaimed that Jesus Christ was not true God, that He was not equal with the Father.  Arianism spread wildly in the 4th century, causing countless people to lose the true Christian faith.

 

The two central dogmas of the Christian faith are the mysteries of the Trinity and the Incarnation.  The Trinity is the truth that there is one God in three divine persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  Each divine person is God; yet there are not three gods, but one God.  Each person is a distinct person.  The Sabellian heretics, for example, a group of false Christians, wrongly taught that each person is simply a different aspect of God.  According to them, The Father and the Son are simply different elements of the same person.  This heresy was condemned by the Christian Church.  A Christian must believe that there are three divine persons, that each one is God, but that there is only one God.

 

The other central dogma of the Christian faith is the Incarnation.  This is the truth that the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Son of God, became man.  That is Jesus Christ.  He is one divine person, the second person of the Holy Trinity, with two natures.  He is true God and true man.

 

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David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of the State of Israel, told American newsmen in an interview in 1948, “The United Nations ideal is a Jewish ideal.” 

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