In order to help us to be not just “innocent as doves”, but also “wise as serpents” (Mt 10:16), which is often the harder part, especially today in a world filled with the beautiful easy lies of “the father of lies” (Jn 8:44), I took the time to summarize some of the wisdom brought to light by the group, “Catholics United for the Common Good” (http://www.ccgaction.org/).
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I hope this brief article helps us to see through the “very deceptive line of argument” being presented by the many bishops, recently promoted by Pope Francis, at the Synod on the Family this month, October 2015! Which bishops are promoting the TRUE, authentic Gospel of altruism, which is love of God and neighbor, and which bishops are promoting a FALSE, non authentic gospel of disguised egoism, false love, false mercy and misguided compassion, which does great harm? “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14).
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And Experience of Life
A girl, who lived fully the Gospel, at just 19 years, became totally fulfilled and won the happiness that lasts forever!
"Happy, yes, full of joy" is the title that now the Church recognizes her calling her blessed!
Chiara Luce Badano. But what did she do special in her life, how did she arrive to this goal?
At 14 she writes: "I rediscovered the Gospel in a new light. I realized that I was not a true Christian because I did not fully live the Gospel. Now I want to make of this wonderful book the sole purpose of my life. I do not want to and do not I can remain illiterate about such an extraordinary message. As for me it is easy to learn the alphabet, so it must also to live the Gospel. (...) ".
It is significant that she is precisely a girl of our times, to have completed within a short span of life (19 years), the "holy journey" of life. It is striking that the path to holiness matured in an "ordinary" existence, with the impulses, emotions, anxieties and hesitations typical of young people, but in the ability built "together" to begin again always and to tackle even the dark moments .
It is this "extraordinary" normality, this relationship with God accessible today, that we think can be "put on the stand" for many young people today (and not only), looking for ideals not frustrated at the first hurdle.
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Father Joseph Dwight
As I find time, I will publish on the web the complete book, “To The Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”, from the writings of Don Stefano Gobbi. Many bishops have given their Imprimatur to this book. You will find in these messages of Our Lady revealed through Don Stefano Gobbi a resemblance to the writings of Saint Louis de Montfort, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and to the messages of Our Lady of Fatima.
Our Lady To Priests
On the 8th of May 1972, DON STEFANO GOBBI was taking part in a pilgrimage to Fatima and was praying in the little Chapel of the Apparitions for some priests who, besides having personally given up their own vocations, were attempting to form themselves into associations in rebellion against the Church’s authority. On that occasion Don Stefano had a mystical experience called interior locution, which were repeated periodically (these locutions, by now more than 500, which are gathered together in a book entitled: “To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”). In that first experience he felt an interior force that urged him to have confidence in the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady, making use of him as a poor and humble instrument, would gather all those priests who would accept her invitation to consecrate themselves to her Immaculate Heart, to be strongly united to the Pope and to the Church united with him, and to bring the faithful into the secure refuge of her motherly Heart. The origin of the Marian Movement of Priests stems from this simple and interior inspiration which Don Stefano received in prayer at Fatima.
The Bishop of Como, Italy, Msgr. Diego Coletti, according to the Norm of Can. 322 sec. 1 and 2 CIC, approved the Statutes of the Association of the “Marian Movement of Priests” and conferred on this association the Juridical Personality, July 10, 2013.
In these very difficult and deceptive times, Our Lady revealed through Don Stefano Gobbi:
“At Fatima, I pointed to my Immaculate Heart as a means for the salvation of all humanity. I pointed out the way of return to God. But I was not listened to. Now I want to offer you my Immaculate Heart as your only refuge in the very painful moments that await you.” (November 9, 1975)
“But I ask this consecration also from all the bishops, from all the priests, from all religious, and from all the faithful. This is the hour in which the whole Church must assemble in the secure refuge of my Immaculate Heart! … When I ask you for the consecration to my Immaculate Heart, it is to make you understand that you must completely entrust yourselves to me, in a total and everlasting way, that I may dispose of you according to the Will of God.” (March 25, 1984)
The “Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart Of Mary (For Religious And Laity) in the Marian Movement of Priests is:
Virgin of Fatima, Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and Earth, Refuge of Sinners, we who belong to the Marian Movement of Priests consecrate ourselves in a very special way to your Immaculate Heart.
By this act of consecration we intend to live, with you and through you, all the obligations assumed by our baptismal consecration. We further pledge to bring about in ourselves that interior conversion so urgently demanded by the Gospel, a conversion that will free us of every attachment to ourselves and to easy compromises with the world so that, like you, we may be available only to do always the Will of the Father.
And as we resolve to entrust to you, O Mother most sweet and merciful, our life and vocation as Christians, that you may dispose of it according to your designs of salvation in this hour of decision that weighs upon the world, we pledge to live it according to your desires, especially as it pertains to a renewed spirit of prayer and penance, the fervent participation in the celebration of the Eucharist and in the works of the apostolate, the daily recitation of the holy rosary, and an austere manner of life in keeping with the Gospel, that shall be to all a good example of the observance of the Law of God and the practice of the Christian virtues, especially that of purity.
Father, with the hierarchy and with our priests, in order thus to set up a barrier to the growing confrontation directed against the Magisterium, that threatens the very foundation of the Church.
Under your protection, we want moreover to be apostles of this sorely needed unity of prayer and love for the Pope, on whom we invoke your special protection.
And lastly, insofar as is possible, we promise to lead those souls with whom we come in contact to a renewed devotion to you.
Mindful that atheism has caused shipwreck in the faith to a great number of the faithful, that desecration has entered into the holy temple of God, and that evil and sin are spreading more and more throughout the world, we make so bold as to lift our eyes trustingly to you, O Mother of Jesus and our merciful and powerful Mother, and we invoke again today and await from you the salvation of all your children, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
(with ecclesiastical approval)