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April 10, 2017

Originally posted 4/9/2017.

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Dearly beloved,

Happy Palm Sunday! Wishing you and yours a blessed Holy Week and Easter.

Pray for the victims of today’s bombings in Tanta and Alexandria, if you will, but do not invoke them as martyrs: “No one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church” (dogma defined by Pope Eugene IV in the bull “Cantate Domino” in Denzinger 714). It may be that before these Copts died they were able to make an act of Catholic faith, hope, and perfect contrition and thus die in God’s friendship; but if they died as they lived (as Coptic Orthodox), they were outside the Church and could not be saved.

Pray the Rosary for peace!


“Pray a great deal for the Holy Father,” said Our Lord to Sr. Lucia. Are you offering your prayers at Mass and your daily Rosaries and Lenten penances for the Holy Father Pope Francis?

Image via Vatican.va

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Luminous Mysteries?

March 12, 2017

Originally posted 3/12/2017.

Regina Sacratissimi Rosarii, ora pro nobis! Gratias tibi, Domina mea et Advocata mea!

Sancte Dominice, ora pro nobis. Beate Alane de Rupe, ora pro nobis. Sancte Pie Quinte, ora pro nobis.

This post is written with love and respect for Pope St. John Paul II and St. George Preca. Ora pro nobis!

Q. Whether one ought to pray the Luminous Mysteries during the Rosary?

A. In the negative.

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Latin Mass

March 12, 2017

Originally posted 3/11/2017

Dear friends,

Deo volente, this the start of weekly updates here. Pray very much for me, “the worst of all” sinners (1 Timothy 1:15), and for my intentions — please have Masses said if you can. Pray very much for the Holy Father Pope Francis.

“Come and see” (John 1:39).

Praying you will attend a Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) on Sundays and invite Catholic and non-Catholic friends/acquaintances/strangers, especially the homeless and others who have no one to pray and offer sacrifices for them. Don’t be shy; “go into the main crossroads and invite everyone you can find to come to the wedding” (Matthew 22:9). Dress modestly and abide by the rules on reception of Holy Communion; trust in God and turn your cell phones off (make emergency arrangements beforehand so that you can “keep watch for one hour” (Mark 14:37)).

As Fr. Jason Barrone says{1}, the first time you will be confused, the second time you will be intrigued, and the third time you will be hooked. Go to Ecclesiadei.org/masses.cfm. Read “The Merit of a Mass” by Fr. Chad Ripperger and pray for him. Follow along with the readings via latinliturgy.com/id18.html. Ask Our Lady and virtuous friends how you can help your priest begin offering a Latin Mass on Sundays at your parish if he does not already, and how you can help him celebrate the Ordinary Form with more reverence in the meantime (e.g., ad orientem, no female altar servers and readers and Eucharistic ministers, the priest being the only one to give out Holy Communion, the servers wearing proper vestments, etc.)

The restoration of the traditional Latin Mass “is a work of the Holy” Ghost, it “cannot be stopped”!{2}

Follow me on Instagram (saggmain), connect on Facebook (William Raphael Huysman), and do kindly consider helping me advance along the path to the priesthood with your financial support (https://www.gofundme.com/support-a-priestly-vocation). Thank you!

Up next: a post on the Most Holy Rosary.

God bless and Mary keep you!

Notes

{1} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbu7FrUxMV0 44:15-45:34 on the excellent Sensus Fidelium Youtube channel; subscribe today!

{2} His Excellency Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C. qtd. in “Bishop Schneider warns against ‘a mentality of radical relativism being created inside the Church’,” Lifesite News (1/13/2007) <https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-schneider-warns-against-a-mentality-of-radical-relativism-being-crea>.


Please Help!

March 12, 2017

My dear friends, I am praying you will find it in your heart to donate to https://www.gofundme.com/support-a-priestly-vocation and spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, your blogs, and at your parishes.

Please let me know how I can be of service. Is there specific content you are hoping to see on this blog? Any prayer requests? Email me at thebananarepublican[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thank you! Stay close to the Sacraments and to Our Lady.

May God bless you and yours, and may St. Raphael the Archangel and St. Rita intercede for you daily.

 

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Perpetual Mass Enrollment

October 15, 2016

Originally posted 4/2/2016.

Christ is risen!

“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments” [Matthew 22:37-40].

My brothers and sisters,

There is no greater favor you can do for someone, living or deceased, than to have the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ offered for them in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Put together a list of everyone you know and give it to a priest and have him offer Mass for all those on the list.

“Many souls go to Hell because they have no one to pray for them or make sacrifices for them,” Our Lady told us at Fátima. Let us never cease to beg our Eucharistic Lord to give us the strength to be the ones praying and offering sacrifices for everyone we know, living and deceased–may He enable us to have Mass said for every single person we know before we die.

Some options for perpetual mass enrollment are below:

Carmelites

https://www.carmelitedevelopment.org/cards.php

Congregation of the Holy Cross

https://www.holycrossusa.org/requests/perpetual-prayer-enrollments/

Dominicans

Write to:

Dominican Friars’ Guilds

141 East 65th Street

New York, NY  10065

212-744-2410

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement

https://www.atonementfriars.org/masses_and_prayers/perpetual_mass_enrollment.html

Missionaries of the Holy Family

https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/MissionariesoftheHolyFamil/OnlineGiving.html

Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

http://www.missionofsacredhearts.org/assets/1/7/Web_enrollment_form_02-04-15.pdf

Passionists

http://www.passionistgiving.org/perpetual_enrollments.aspx 

Redemptorists

https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=66e88b

Servites

http://gifts.servitedevelopment.org/gifts/perpetual-mass-assoc-enrollment.aspx

Take your friends and enemies to Mass, pray the Rosary with them and for them, and perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy with them and for them.

                                                                                                      Thank you,

The sinner Will Raphael

Slave of Our Lady of Pochaev

Updated 10/15/2016


The Works of Fr. Martin Jugie, A.A. (1878-1954)

October 4, 2016

Originally posted 5/24/2016.

Dear readers,

Forgive me for my lack of activity on this blog, especially my lack of zeal in cleaning up so many of my posts which I wrote with great pride, no charity, and (to borrow an expression I’ve heard Dr. Taylor Marshall use in one of his excellent lessons) “spiritual bad breath.” Pray for me and please be patient as I make revisions!

For access to works of Fr. Martin Jugie, A.A. (1878-1954) which I have been busy digitizing,   email me at thebananarepublican(at)gmail(dot)com.

 

The sinner Will Raphael

Slave of Our Lady of Pochaev


Popes, Saints, and Scholars on Savonarola

October 4, 2016

Originally posted 12/23/2015.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas. May our Lord and our God bring you ever closer to Him as you celebrate His Nativity this year, and may He grant you and your family many more years to celebrate this sublime mystery together. Below I will present the statements of Popes (canonized or not), Saints/Blesseds/Venerables/Servants of God, and scholars on the Servant of God Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498),{1} with citations of primary sources when possible, as is customary here. How else is the reader supposed to accept an attribution as genuine? Let this blog be a sanctuary from the poisoned well of spurious or specious quotations from the popes, saints, and Fathers, which would carry great authority if only they were independently verifiable by the reader.

As often as possible, I will demonstrate biases of these sources. E.g., “Catholic,””Orthodox who was a disciple of Savonarola but upon Savonarola’s death left the Catholic Church and composed writings against her,” “Lutheran,” “Modernist tendencies,” “lifelong disciple of Savonarola,” etc.

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