The most difficult times can produce the greatest spiritual blessings. God truly knows just what we need at every moment!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Today instead of the homily a wonderful message of the Pope Benedict XVI from 2008

it´s certainly worthy of meditation ...



1. At the beginning of a New Year, I wish to send my fervent good wishes for peace, together with a heartfelt message of hope to men and women throughout the world. I do so by offering for our common reflection the theme which I have placed at the beginning of this message. It is one which I consider particularly important: the human family, a community of peace. The first form of communion between persons is that born of the love of a man and a woman who decide to enter a stable union in order to build together a new family. But the peoples of the earth, too, are called to build relationships of solidarity and cooperation among themselves, as befits members of the one human family: “All peoples”—as the Second Vatican Council declared—“are one community and have one origin, because God caused the whole human race to dwell on the face of the earth (cf. Acts 17:26); they also have one final end, God”(1).

The family, society and peace

2. The natural family, as an intimate communion of life and love, based on marriage between a man and a woman(2), constitutes “the primary place of ‘humanization' for the person and society”(3), and a “cradle of life and love”(4). The family is therefore rightly defined as the first natural society, “a divine institution that stands at the foundation of life of the human person as the prototype of every social order”(5).

3. Indeed, in a healthy family life we experience some of the fundamental elements of peace: justice and love between brothers and sisters, the role of authority expressed by parents, loving concern for the members who are weaker because of youth, sickness or old age, mutual help in the necessities of life, readiness to accept others and, if necessary, to forgive them. For this reason, the family is the first and indispensable teacher of peace. It is no wonder, therefore, that violence, if perpetrated in the family, is seen as particularly intolerable. Consequently, when it is said that the family is “the primary living cell of society”(6), something essential is being stated. The family is the foundation of society for this reason too: because it enables its members in decisive ways to experience peace. It follows that the human community cannot do without the service provided by the family. Where can young people gradually learn to savour the genuine “taste” of peace better than in the original “nest” which nature prepares for them? The language of the family is a language of peace; we must always draw from it, lest we lose the “vocabulary” of peace. In the inflation of its speech, society cannot cease to refer to that “grammar” which all children learn from the looks and the actions of their mothers and fathers, even before they learn from their words.

4. The family, since it has the duty of educating its members, is the subject of specific rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which represents a landmark of juridic civilization of truly universal value, states that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State”(7). For its part, the Holy See sought to acknowledge a special juridic dignity proper to the family by publishing the Charter of the Rights of the Family. In its Preamble we read: “the rights of the person, even if they are expressed as rights of the individual, have a fundamental social dimension which finds an innate and vital expression in the family”(8). The rights set forth in the Charter are an expression and explicitation of the natural law written on the heart of the human being and made known to him by reason. The denial or even the restriction of the rights of the family, by obscuring the truth about man, threatens the very foundations of peace.

5. Consequently, whoever, even unknowingly, circumvents the institution of the family undermines peace in the entire community, national and international, since he weakens what is in effect the primary agency of peace. This point merits special reflection: everything that serves to weaken the family based on the marriage of a man and a woman, everything that directly or indirectly stands in the way of its openness to the responsible acceptance of a new life, everything that obstructs its right to be primarily responsible for the education of its children, constitutes an objective obstacle on the road to peace. The family needs to have a home, employment and a just recognition of the domestic activity of parents, the possibility of schooling for children, and basic health care for all. When society and public policy are not committed to assisting the family in these areas, they deprive themselves of an essential resource in the service of peace. The social communications media, in particular, because of their educational potential, have a special responsibility for promoting respect for the family, making clear its expectations and rights, and presenting all its beauty.

Humanity is one great family

6. The social community, if it is to live in peace, is also called to draw inspiration from the values on which the family community is based. This is as true for local communities as it is for national communities; it is also true for the international community itself, for the human family which dwells in that common house which is the earth. Here, however, we cannot forget that the family comes into being from the responsible and definitive “yes” of a man and a women, and it continues to live from the conscious “yes” of the children who gradually join it. The family community, in order to prosper, needs the generous consent of all its members. This realization also needs to become a shared conviction on the part of all those called to form the common human family. We need to say our own “yes” to this vocation which God has inscribed in our very nature. We do not live alongside one another purely by chance; all of us are progressing along a common path as men and women, and thus as brothers and sisters. Consequently, it is essential that we should all be committed to living our lives in an attitude of responsibility before God, acknowledging him as the deepest source of our own existence and that of others. By going back to this supreme principle we are able to perceive the unconditional worth of each human being, and thus to lay the premises for building a humanity at peace. Without this transcendent foundation society is a mere aggregation of neighbours, not a community of brothers and sisters called to form one great family.

The family, the human community and the environment

7. The family needs a home, a fit environment in which to develop its proper relationships. For the human family, this home is the earth, the environment that God the Creator has given us to inhabit with creativity and responsibility. We need to care for the environment: it has been entrusted to men and women to be protected and cultivated with responsible freedom, with the good of all as a constant guiding criterion. Human beings, obviously, are of supreme worth vis-à-vis creation as a whole. Respecting the environment does not mean considering material or animal nature more important than man. Rather, it means not selfishly considering nature to be at the complete disposal of our own interests, for future generations also have the right to reap its benefits and to exhibit towards nature the same responsible freedom that we claim for ourselves. Nor must we overlook the poor, who are excluded in many cases from the goods of creation destined for all. Humanity today is rightly concerned about the ecological balance of tomorrow. It is important for assessments in this regard to be carried out prudently, in dialogue with experts and people of wisdom, uninhibited by ideological pressure to draw hasty conclusions, and above all with the aim of reaching agreement on a model of sustainable development capable of ensuring the well-being of all while respecting environmental balances. If the protection of the environment involves costs, they should be justly distributed, taking due account of the different levels of development of various countries and the need for solidarity with future generations. Prudence does not mean failing to accept responsibilities and postponing decisions; it means being committed to making joint decisions after pondering responsibly the road to be taken, decisions aimed at strengthening that covenant between human beings and the environment, which should mirror the creative love of God, from whom we come and towards whom we are journeying.

8. In this regard, it is essential to “sense” that the earth is “our common home” and, in our stewardship and service to all, to choose the path of dialogue rather than the path of unilateral decisions. Further international agencies may need to be established in order to confront together the stewardship of this “home” of ours; more important, however, is the need for ever greater conviction about the need for responsible cooperation. The problems looming on the horizon are complex and time is short. In order to face this situation effectively, there is a need to act in harmony. One area where there is a particular need to intensify dialogue between nations is that of the stewardship of the earth's energy resources. The technologically advanced countries are facing two pressing needs in this regard: on the one hand, to reassess the high levels of consumption due to the present model of development, and on the other hand to invest sufficient resources in the search for alternative sources of energy and for greater energy efficiency. The emerging counties are hungry for energy, but at times this hunger is met in a way harmful to poor countries which, due to their insufficient infrastructures, including their technological infrastructures, are forced to undersell the energy resources they do possess. At times, their very political freedom is compromised by forms of protectorate or, in any case, by forms of conditioning which appear clearly humiliating.

Family, human community and economy

9. An essential condition for peace within individual families is that they should be built upon the solid foundation of shared spiritual and ethical values. Yet it must be added that the family experiences authentic peace when no one lacks what is needed, and when the family patrimony—the fruit of the labour of some, the savings of others, and the active cooperation of all—is well-managed in a spirit of solidarity, without extravagance and without waste. The peace of the family, then, requires an openness to a transcendent patrimony of values, and at the same time a concern for the prudent management of both material goods and inter-personal relationships. The failure of the latter results in the breakdown of reciprocal trust in the face of the uncertainty threatening the future of the nuclear family.

10. Something similar must be said for that other family which is humanity as a whole. The human family, which today is increasingly unified as a result of globalization, also needs, in addition to a foundation of shared values, an economy capable of responding effectively to the requirements of a common good which is now planetary in scope. Here too, a comparison with the natural family proves helpful. Honest and straightforward relationships need to be promoted between individual persons and between peoples, thus enabling everyone to cooperate on a just and equal footing. Efforts must also be made to ensure a prudent use of resources and an equitable distribution of wealth. In particular, the aid given to poor countries must be guided by sound economic principles, avoiding forms of waste associated principally with the maintenance of expensive bureaucracies. Due account must also be taken of the moral obligation to ensure that the economy is not governed solely by the ruthless laws of instant profit, which can prove inhumane.

The family, the human community and the moral law

11. A family lives in peace if all its members submit to a common standard: this is what prevents selfish individualism and brings individuals together, fostering their harmonious coexistence and giving direction to their work. This principle, obvious as it is, also holds true for wider communities: from local and national communities to the international community itself. For the sake of peace, a common law is needed, one which would foster true freedom rather than blind caprice, and protect the weak from oppression by the strong. The family of peoples experiences many cases of arbitrary conduct, both within individual States and in the relations of States among themselves. In many situations the weak must bow not to the demands of justice, but to the naked power of those stronger than themselves. It bears repeating: power must always be disciplined by law, and this applies also to relations between sovereign States.

12. The Church has often spoken on the subject of the nature and function of law: the juridic norm, which regulates relationships between individuals, disciplines external conduct and establishes penalties for offenders, has as its criterion the moral norm grounded in nature itself. Human reason is capable of discerning this moral norm, at least in its fundamental requirements, and thus ascending to the creative reason of God which is at the origin of all things. The moral norm must be the rule for decisions of conscience and the guide for all human behaviour. Do juridic norms exist for relationships between the nations which make up the human family? And if they exist, are they operative? The answer is: yes, such norms exist, but to ensure that they are truly operative it is necessary to go back to the natural moral norm as the basis of the juridic norm; otherwise the latter constantly remains at the mercy of a fragile and provisional consensus.

13. Knowledge of the natural moral norm is not inaccessible to those who, in reflecting on themselves and their destiny, strive to understand the inner logic of the deepest inclinations present in their being. Albeit not without hesitation and doubt, they are capable of discovering, at least in its essential lines, this common moral law which, over and above cultural differences, enables human beings to come to a common understanding regarding the most important aspects of good and evil, justice and injustice. It is essential to go back to this fundamental law, committing our finest intellectual energies to this quest, and not letting ourselves be discouraged by mistakes and misunderstandings. Values grounded in the natural law are indeed present, albeit in a fragmentary and not always consistent way, in international accords, in universally recognized forms of authority, in the principles of humanitarian law incorporated in the legislation of individual States or the statutes of international bodies. Mankind is not “lawless”. All the same, there is an urgent need to persevere in dialogue about these issues and to encourage the legislation of individual States to converge towards a recognition of fundamental human rights. The growth of a global juridic culture depends, for that matter, on a constant commitment to strengthen the profound human content of international norms, lest they be reduced to mere procedures, easily subject to manipulation for selfish or ideological reasons.

Overcoming conflicts and disarmament

14. Humanity today is unfortunately experiencing great division and sharp conflicts which cast dark shadows on its future. Vast areas of the world are caught up in situations of increasing tension, while the danger of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons causes well-founded apprehension in every responsible person. Many civil wars are still being fought in Africa, even though a number of countries there have made progress on the road to freedom and democracy. The Middle East is still a theatre of conflict and violence, which also affects neighbouring nations and regions and risks drawing them into the spiral of violence. On a broader scale, one must acknowledge with regret the growing number of States engaged in the arms race: even some developing nations allot a significant portion of their scant domestic product to the purchase of weapons. The responsibility for this baneful commerce is not limited: the countries of the industrially developed world profit immensely from the sale of arms, while the ruling oligarchies in many poor countries wish to reinforce their stronghold by acquiring ever more sophisticated weaponry. In difficult times such as these, it is truly necessary for all persons of good will to come together to reach concrete agreements aimed at an effective demilitarization, especially in the area of nuclear arms. At a time when the process of nuclear non-proliferation is at a stand-still, I feel bound to entreat those in authority to resume with greater determination negotiations for a progressive and mutually agreed dismantling of existing nuclear weapons. In renewing this appeal, I know that I am echoing the desire of all those concerned for the future of humanity.

15. Sixty years ago the United Nations Organization solemnly issued the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948-2008). With that document the human family reacted against the horrors of the Second World War by acknowledging its own unity, based on the equal dignity of all men and women, and by putting respect for the fundamental rights of individuals and peoples at the centre of human coexistence. This was a decisive step forward along the difficult and demanding path towards harmony and peace. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Holy See's adoption of the Charter of the Rights of the Family (1983-2008) and the 40th anniversary of the celebration of the first World Day of Peace (1968-2008). Born of a providential intuition of Pope Paul VI and carried forward with great conviction by my beloved and venerable predecessor Pope John Paul II, the celebration of this Day of Peace has made it possible for the Church, over the course of the years, to present in these Messages an instructive body of teaching regarding this fundamental human good. In the light of these significant anniversaries, I invite every man and woman to have a more lively sense of belonging to the one human family, and to strive to make human coexistence increasingly reflect this conviction, which is essential for the establishment of true and lasting peace. I likewise invite believers to implore tirelessly from God the great gift of peace. Christians, for their part, know that they can trust in the intercession of Mary, who, as the Mother of the Son of God made flesh for the salvation of all humanity, is our common Mother.

To all my best wishes for a joyful New Year!
From the Vatican, 8 December 2007

(1) Declaration Nostra Aetate, 1.
(2) Cf. Second Vatican Council, Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes, 48.
(3) John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici, 40: AAS 81 (1989), 469.
(4) Ibid.
(5) Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, No. 211.
(6) Second Vatican Council, Decree Apostolicam Actuositatem, 11.
(7) Art. 16/3.
(8) Holy See, Charter of the Rights of the Family, 24 November 1983, Preamble, A.

© Copyright 2007 - Libreria Editrice Vaticana

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Two thirds of North American families do not eat their meals together. Of the third of those who do, 50% are watching TV during the meal. The average child over 8 watches three and a half hours of TV daily, largely because the tired parents use the TV as a baby sitter at the end of a long day. (Economic Policy Institute).

The Feast of the Holy Family is not as old as one might think. Its origins are found only in the seventeenth century. Before then there was little need to offer the Holy Family as a model, for family life was largely in a healthy condition. But then came the Industrial Age and the birth of cities. Serious problems appeared on the family horizon. Strategist that she is, the Church looked about for a counterforce. Cleverly she hit upon devotion to the Holy Family.

And now in XXI century we are living in a time when the family is regularly, permanently destroyed and jeopardized. Since Jean Jacque Rousseau and French Enlightenment, the institution of family is denied, neglected, destroyed and the effects are more  and more visible, more and more frightening … Let us simply see our families and ask ourselves one question: "How far away is my family from the Holy Family of Nazareth?"

Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. In our natural attitude, we are tempted to look at the Holy Family as an ideal we can not realize in our families. But, Jesus, Mary and Joseph had their share of struggles. The Holy Family conquered their struggles through their faith-life. This must be the primary concern of our families.

The readings for this Sunday present some aspects of a Christian home. The first reading from Sirach says that children need to respect their parents. At first it refers to young children as it notes that mothers and fathers have their authority from God. Then it refers to older children when it says that children should take care of their parents when they age .Little children learn respect for their parents from the respect they see their parents giving each other and the respect their parents have for their grandparents. I have always believed that the way you treat your parents will be the way your children will treat you. If your relations with your parents are motivated by respect and love, and are evident in your kindness to them, your children will have learned this aspect of Christianity and will treat you the same way as your years mount. 

The second reading deals with the interrelationships of the family. Paul tells the Colossians and us to deal with each other out of kindness, to be patient with each other, to forgive each other continually, not to let out pride determine what we say and do to each other. If we strive to live this way, than as a family we can pray together not just in Church, but in every aspect of our lives. "Whatever you do, whether in speech or in action, do it in the name of the Lord." Paul goes on to mention the roles of a family in his epoch. At that time the equality of women was not recognized. In the Roman empire women were seen as property that needed to be protected by their fathers ortheir husbands. The respect given to a woman was different from that given to a man. That's why we have the phrase, wives be submissive to your husbands. Closely followed by husbands love your wives. The heart of this reading is that husbands and wives must respect each other. This same line of thought continues with children being told to respect their parents, and parents being told not to nag, to continually find fault, with their children.

Alternative homily

“Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?

But they did not understand what he said to them”.

Mary and Joseph didn’t understand much about what was going on in their life since the visit of the Archangel Gabriel. Since the moment of the Annunciation, followed by the nativity of Christ in a very strange and unusual environment, the threat from King Herod, their hasty escape into Egypt, their new life in a strange country, and then finally their move back to Nazareth, Mary and Joseph must have been very confused. All of these events must have been for them a kind of surprise and a big shock, as well as moments of constant questioning: “What the heck is going on with our life?”

Certainly, all those circumstances could have been a cause of mutual frustration and misunderstanding. All this could cause quarrels and mutual criticisms, grudges, resentments and bitterness. This Family was really going through very serious difficulties in their life. And yet they didn’t finish in a disaster, in a divorce, in any kind of bitterness and mutual accusations. It was rather the opposite - a strengthening and intensification of their mutual love, mutual understanding and closeness in their family life. Despite of all the difficulties and problems, despite the fact that they were a very poor family, without means and without a future (from the human point of view), despite the fact that they were living a very basic and austere life, they didn’t end up in resentment and mutual hostility. Why? It was certainly because of the fact that Mary and Joseph were people of constant prayer and deep faith, but also because of the fact that Jesus was constantly with them. They were living in the constant presence of Jesus. Can you imagine what could happen with and in our families if we allowed Jesus to be present in our daily life?

Today’s Feast of the Holy Family shows us that faith and prayer have to be the most important elements of our family life. Our families are in trouble; our contemporary families are in deep jeopardy just because we do not allow Jesus to be present in them. Our faith, prayer, and the presence of Jesus in our families is restricted or limited to the scarce moments of Sunday Mass, or perhaps even less.

Prayer is supposed to become our daily companion and the source of answers for our questions: how to solve the problems, how to be a good father and good mother, a good husband and a good wife.

If faith and prayer are present in our homes, if Christ is present in our families, we can face the most difficult moments and the most challenging situations in our life and be sure that we will stay united and victorious throughout all harsh and ruthless moments of contemporary life. Where Christ is, there will be mutual understanding, love, strength and building up of our family life. Our family then, following the example of the Holy Family of Nazareth, will truly become the Family of God..
And this is exactly what we, the pastors of this parish, wish sincerely to all FAMILIES today on the Feast of the Holy Family , the patron of our Parish: My OUR parish be composed of Holy Families, following the example of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

to obey God ...

Acts 4:19-20

Peter and John answered, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight for us to obey you rather than God. Surely we cannot help speaking of what we have heard and seen.”

Friday, December 26, 2014

Pharisees ...

Why Jesus was not able to convert the Pharisees? Because they were inconvertible, strongly convinced about their righteousness and their own self-justification through the observance of the law. They didn't need Jesus. Jesus was for them useless. Every time I search my own justification I make Jesus useless in my life. Every time I deny my sinfulness and neglect the necessity of conversion I make Jesus' passion and death useless. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas …

Merry Christmas …
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia …
Joyeux Noël …
Feliz Natal …
Feliz Navidad …
Krismasi Njema …

vision of Hell

Saint Therese of Avilla, did have once a vision of Hell.

It was for her a shocking therapy …

It's frustrating how blindly people are following for example the dietitian's advices and how stupidly –at the same time- they are rejecting much more important advices of Jesus. This is the most frustrating how blind people are, how blind and senseless … and when it comes to the final stage of their life, the only one who is responsible is …. Obviously God !!! He is to be blamed, He is to be accused, He is to be condemned for the catastrophe in my stupid life …
I don’t know why I see it in such a terribly dramatic way?

And what is more frustrating is the fact that seeing it in this way, I am living in the middle of all this and doing nothing!!!! or almost nothing. I have to smile nicely, to be polite, to not be judgmental, not offensive and to be kind … whereas inside everything is shouting: "wake up, we all are going to hell !!!!!!"

Yes, certainly God is in charge, but He gave us a free will and a responsibility for what we are doing and choosing … and it is true that somehow by this crazy Synod "the truth is being brought forward but much harm has already been done." This is the most frustrating moment in all the story … harm is done with a smile and kindness, harm is done in the politically correct way, the people are guided to hell with a smile and in a "Hallmark nice way", and they follow it like a blind sheep … happy and almost delighted …

This was the situation of St. Theresa of Avilla, who until the certain moment in her Carmelite's life (some 20 years after entering convent) was living a very worldly life … it was just the vision of hell what shocked her deeply and converted her.


I wish sincerely for all and every Christian to have this grace to experience the vision of Hell … Maybe it's a shocking therapy, but better a shocking therapy thenshocking final and eternal damnation …

Monday, December 22, 2014

distraction ...

The job of media is not to inform, but to misinform. The primary element of social control is the strategy of distraction which is to divert public attention from important issues and changes by the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.

Noam Chomsky

The perfect example of this strategy is Facebook, where the flood of insignificant informations and distractions is continuous.

We can see a similar technic, or distraction strategy in the "church of nice", where the important element if faith: sin, necessity of conversion, salvation, danger of the eternal damnation  are continuously flooded by secondary and ultimately not important or insignificant distractions, like "social justice", he/she problem in the Bible and liturgy, decoration of the churches, pseudo-ecumenical movements, etc. all this is only a strategy of diverting our attention from the fundamental problem of the SALVATION OF MEN! And who is behind this strategy? Is it not the father of lies?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

diagnosis ...

Perverse quest for pleasure is pushing the whole western civilization into madness. Nobody is reacting, nobody is protesting being afraid to be accused of judgmentalism or rudeness. Political correctness and "niceness" are the most important and the only correct attitudes toward the capricious and decadent society. This seems to be a mass moral, cultural and sociological suicide in an atmosphere of universal permissiveness ....

Evil and immorality are becoming more and more arrogant and the moral tsunami going through the entire western civilization is leaving after its successive waves a total disaster and absolute ruins. It's a kind of well known truism that the civilization is dying ... 

And people are "eating and drinking, selling and buying, planting and building" ..... being absolutely unaware of what is really happening ...

Luc 17:26-30

"Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. "It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. "It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.

Diagnoza ...

Przewrotne poszukiwanie najniższych, prawie zwierzęcych przyjemności pcha całą zachodnią cywilizację w szaleństwo. Nikt nie reaguje, nikt nie protestuje bojąc się być oskarżonym o wydawanie wyroków, potępianie i chamstwo. Polityczna poprawność i fałszywa uprzejmość to jedyne akceptowane postawy względem kapryśnego, perwersyjnego i dekadenckiego społeczeństwa. Wygląda na to, że cała cywilizacja zachodnia postanowiła popełnić moralne, kulturalne i społeczne samobójstwo w atmosferze powszechnej akceptacji perwersji i zboczeń ...

Zło i niemoralność stają się coraz bardziej aroganckie, a moralne tsunami (jakie przetacza się przez całą zachodnią cywilizację) z jego kolejnymi falami, pozostawia po sobie całkowite zniszczenie, ruiny i rumowisko. Jest powszechnie uznawanym truizmem stwierdzenie, że zachodnia cywilizacja umiera. I nikt się tym specjalnie nie przejmuje ....

Ludzie "jedzą i piją, sprzedają i kupują, sadzą i budują" .... Będąc całkowicie nieświadomi, albo wprost nie chcąc wiedzieć co się naprawdę dzieje z całą perwersyjną cywilizacją zachodnią ...

Łukasz 17:26-30

"Jak działo się za dni Noego, tak będzie również za dni Syna Człowieczego: jedli i pili, żenili się i za mąż wychodziły aż do dnia, kiedy Noe wszedł do arki; nagle przyszedł potop i wygubił wszystkich. Podobnie jak działo się za czasów Lota: jedli i pili, kupowali i sprzedawali, sadzili i budowali, lecz w dniu, kiedy Lot wyszedł z Sodomy, spadł z nieba deszcz ognia i siarki i wygubił wszystkich; tak samo będzie w dniu, kiedy Syn Człowieczy się objawi."

Friday, December 19, 2014

Church in need ...

The Church of Christ is in need ... We should be polite and "nice", so let us ask St. Michael the Archangel to be "nice" with us ...

listen to God ....

"I’ve decided I have to obey God’s law and not the State’s law. Which will land you in a lot of trouble.

I wouldn’t be a good monk if I didn’t exhort you to repentance and conversion to Christ. I have no hatred for ‘Gays’ as individuals, but as a political movement you are Antichrist and the Devil’s disciples, and the Lord has told me to oppose you.”


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

the time of justice, the end of time ....

Luc 23:27-31
A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' Then" 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" "For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

Rev 6:15-17
Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?"

Mk 13:19-20
Those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now—and never to be equaled again. "If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive."

Sunday, December 14, 2014

upsetting Good News ....

MThe mission of the Church is to save the world (the humanity) and not to please everybody ...

You were called by Christ to bring to people the Good News, but they don't need it, they prefer the "nice news".

It's not the truth you can and should announce them and take care of but you have to be nice ... And indeed you try to be. By the way do you know that in the Middle Ages the word "nice" meant stupid and foolish. And so you are stupid and foolish trying to be nice and to avoid any "hot" and sensitive topic, so not to upset or offend anybody.

Jesus is commanding you "preach the truth" and you are oblige to talk about the weather because this is -most probably- the only one non sensitive and not touchy topic for the majority of our contemporaries.

People won't like to listen about the salvation, because this is causing a serious discomfort, especially in the situation of sin. So they prefer to talk about nothing. They are talking about the "gentleness" of Christ going to search a lost sheep, but they forget that the same Christ started His Messianic teaching with a very strong appeal "convert and believe in the Good News".

Where are we going and where will we arrive with this "nice and sissified pastoral work?"

The only answer is ... To Hell !!!

Was Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Wisdom and the Love incarnated not criticized, neglected and rejected? What else do you expect thus? The Son of God came and proposed people the salvation and the eternal life, the eternal happiness and they crucified Him, because they preferred the "nice news" and they were "upset" with the Good News!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Spiritual Tsunami

Please read this ... Wisely written and deeply thought out analysis...
Lawlessness is what fills a moral vacuum. So these social ills are actually symptoms of a greater disease: loss of faith in God. And this is preparing the world for the next, and most dangerous wave…
The Spiritual Tsunami

Friday, December 12, 2014

Itching ears ...

"For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." (2Tim 4:3)

They are doing this because they are searching for a "NICE NEWS" and not for the GOOD NEWS. .... Nowadays everything MUST be nice, otherwise some people feel "upset" or "offended" ... For them the Good News about the sin and the necessity of conversion as well as about Jesus Christ liberating us from the slavery of sin through His Passion, Death and Resurrection is upsetting and offensive... It certainly is not nice !!!! So they are searching for teachers, who will say them what they would like to hear. This is a very sad reality and -most probably- the cutest invention of devil ...

All those who are searching for the "Nice News" will never listen to the things like that: 

"The Moral Tsunami is essentially a description of the sexual revolution that has swept through modern civilization. The three waves of contraception, cultural immorality, and pornography have virtually destroyed the moral foundations of society—particularly in the West (which has merely exported debauchery to the rest of the world.) [1] What we are seeing today is the debris left behind these destructive waves. Everything today has been covered in the silt of impurity; the definition of marriage has been toppled; and our sexual identities, which carry a theology of the image of God, have splintered into a multitude of ambiguities. Pope Benedict’s comparison of our times to the collapse of the Roman Empire is even more relevant now than when he spoke of it at Christmas four years ago."

to read more see links below ...

The Spiritual Tsunami

Persecution! …and the Moral Tsunami

Friday, December 05, 2014

arrogance and apathy ....

Variations on a theme of arrogance and apathy of modern civilization ...

this topic bothers me lastly a lot …

There are two the most visible, and most terrifying diseases of modern, post-industrial society:

Arrogance and apathy of a well feed and overconfident society seeking only for entertainment. And if something does not give entertainment it is not worth to deal with or take it seriously ...

It is a kind of paranoia and dementia. People are like blinded in their pride, arrogance, vanity, egotism and stubbornly persist in their mistakes ... Where this comes from, what is the source of this attitude??? On the one hand, they have a deep sense of emptiness and worthlessness, but –on the other side- they reject what could save them, and as delirious they follow evil. They are lost and deeply confused.

Or "someone" confused them ...

But perhaps the most shocking and devastating example is human arrogance is the attitude in front of GOD. It is like we're trying to teach Him what is good for us and what is bad, what is virtue and what is a vice ... This is exactly the "replay of original sin." This is the SIN of Adam and Eve, who refused obedience to God, because in their -full of arrogance- pride and haughtiness they KNEW BETTER!

These two diseases cause that practically no one can or is even able to help the modern man.

Arrogant person will not accept any help, he/she always knows better. In his/Herę arrogant pride he/she is so deeply convinced that the reason is always on his/her side, that no words, no arguments can reach him/her.

Apathetic person, searching or seeking just for viscous and perverse entertainment do not want to think. Why change anything, if as it is, is good?

Arrogant person does not think self-critically, is unable to do so.

Apathetic person does not want to think, because it's too big effort.

This is simply hopeless situation ... and it seems that there is no way out ...

The devil has managed to deceive us well, he could not think of anything better or more or cunning to deceive humans!!!!

Are we doomed to "replay the original sin", with all its consequences: the expulsion from Eden, the Flood, and the burning of Sodom?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Third Day of the Parish Mission in Perth – 01.XII. 2014

Be aware !!!

Noam Chomsky, the distinguished American philosopher, political activist and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has compiled a list of the ten most powerful and efficacious strategies used by “masters of the world” to establish a manipulation of the population through the media. ...

The job of media is not to inform, but to misinform: Divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by the political and economic elites, by the technique of flood or continuous flood of distractions and insignificant information.

The primary element of social control is the strategy of distraction which is to divert public attention from important issues and changes determined by the political and economic elites, by the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.

Distraction strategy is also essential to prevent the public interest in the essential knowledge in the area of the science, economics, psychology, neurobiology and cybernetics.

“Maintaining public attention diverted away from the real social problems, captivated by matters of no real importance. Keep the public busy, busy, busy, no time to think, back to farm and other animals” (quote from text Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars).

Monday, December 01, 2014

Second day of the Parish Mission in Perth – 01.XII. 2014

Where are we going?
From darkness into Light
How will we get there?
Faith in Christ --> Love of Christ --> obedience to Christ Salvation – man’s way and God’s way, wrong idea of self-salvation.

Many times was I told: "father please don't be so mournful, don't tell us constantly about sins and the necessity of conversion, Jesus in His Gospel is preaching love, forgiveness, and mercy."

Yes indeed He is but did you notice that actually if you read carefully the Gospel you will find that Jesus is talking 4 times more often about sin and necessity of conversion then about love?

Example from the RCIA – NON CATHOLIC reproaching that the Catholic Church is mournful.

Her name was Anna, she read the 4 Gospels, it took her 6 months but at the end she came and said … Father You are right … the main message of the Gospel is conversion and in this consist the LOVE OF CHRIST. He calls us to convert and to change our life because He loves us, and we Love Him truly when we convert and follow His commandments!

She became a very strong and regularly practicing Catholic and she gave me a permission to talk and present her story whenever I have the mission and when am I talking about the true message of the Gospel.

We have to trust Jesus and only Him, but we have to recognize also that He left us not only His words but also His Church.

Let us imagine a little trick from geometry
-         One point in the space …. How many direct, straight lines can I draw going through this points ? an infinity … and each of these lines is equal, there is no one which is better or privileged …
-         And if we have to points? How many straight lines can we draw ? only one …

The situation is similar with what we are talking about … if we have only the Bible … each interpretation is equal and why it shouldn’t be …

Short history of the Lutheran pastor who after 17 years became Catholic … one of the reason … I was always upset why in three different Lutheran churches I hear three very different … sometimes even radically opposing interpretations of the same Gospel passage?

So why do I say sometimes I believe Christ but I don’t believe His Church?

Pope Francis has stated (in August last year), there is no Jesus without or apart from the Church.
Is it not Jesus who said to St. Peter: "You are the rock and on this rock I will build up my church and even the gates of hell will not prevail?"

The fundamental question in this matter ultimately is:

Is Jesus Christ the centre of my life?

If He is, I cannot have the problems with my faith, because my faith is rooted in Christ and whatever comes into my life I can deal with it.

If He isn't the centre of my life, so I shouldn’t be surprised that my faith is weak and fragile.

Do you think that Jesus is hones with us?
Do you think that we can trust Him or rather be very cautious or wary?

Because, if I really trust Jesus in my life I will be following Him fully and without restriction, but if I don’t trust Him … so where are the sense and the meaning of my life?

We all are in the constant quest for love, meaning and sense, for happiness and fulfilment in our lives.

Would you like to be happy?
Would you like to be loved and to have deep and meaningful relationships?
Would you like to see your life to be fortunate and sense full?

Or rather you will tell me I DON'T CARE!?

Where can I find the fulfilment of my deepest longings and my most painful yearnings?

Jesus is certainly not an "easy going fellow" who doesn't care what you do and what is your life like.
He will never tell you "DOESN'T MATTER" … or "KEEP SMILING" or "TAKE IT EASY".

He will rather say … "do not be afraid I am the One who can help you and lead you out of the mess you encountered I your life." But be a little bit more careful and cautious because sometimes you are going too far and you follow very dangerous paths. If I am giving you the commandments it is not to make your life miserable, not to make it difficult or to limit your freedom … it's rather a kind of warning. By the commandments I would like to prevent your fall, your disappointment your failure and depression. Trust and believe me … what I am telling you is only for your good and not to cause you misery.

So I have to re-examine perhaps once more the question: "What or Who is the centre of my life?"

A story of a drug addict let us call him Peter …

He started at the age of 12 when he was still in the elementary school … he started out of simple curiosity just to know what it means to feel cool … he started with very mild drugs an in the very tiny doses…

I meet him when he was already 22, ten years later and close to die … in a hospital for terminally sick …

You know father … - he told me- it was like going downhill on the skis or on the snowboard. At the age of 16 –while physically still quite good and healthy – he was a skier or rather he was very good in snowboarding. He won even some international European competitions in snowboarding … he was really good. But –as he said sincerely- he was also sliding down and rapidly into the drugs, more and more, deeper and deeper, stronger and stronger … And nobody was able or NOBODY WOULD LIKE TO HELP HIM …

He said:
"I have had so many friends and colleagues but nobody even dare to say me … "Peter you are sliding quickly into hell". And actually I was sliding into hell – he said. And now I know – I am in hell because I see that I am dying and I cannot live more than two – three hours without a dose …"

At the beginning I was able to live without "shot" even for months … but after few years it was impossible for me to stay "dry" even for two or three days."

I needed more and more often. And there was no force, no power which can stop me or end this nightmare.

it was cool but only at the beginning, later on it became a kind of necessity and obligation. I cannot stop it I can do nothing, I was like forced and spell bounded by a mysterious force …
It became a real nightmare … terrifying and dreadful awful and frightening …
One night when I was sitting at his bad in the palliative care facility he asked me:
"Father, can you please read me the Gospel, this passage when Jesus is talking about the building the house on the sand and on the rock?"

So I read it for him the passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew chapter 7:

Jesus said to His disciples: "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.

He interrupted me here and said:

"This is very truth Father, for last ten years I was going the very broad and wide road of pleasures and self-indulgence … I was listening to nobody, than to my feelings and desires … and now I can say honestly it was the way which leads to destruction."

And he called the nurse, who came to administer him once more the dose of painkiller, because he was not able to support the pain and the hunger for narcotics anymore.

After the nurse left I continue with the reading of the Gospel:

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them.

And once more he interrupted me saying:

"How true are these words, how true? I was living in a fancy world of false friends and buddies who were really like the wolves in sheep's skins. Where are they now? Where are now all those friends and palls who were repeating me that it is cool? Why nobody told me that I can't go out of this? Why I was so stupid and so week to continue my way which was leading me to hell? And nobody intervened or had enough courage to save me? I didn't trust Jesus however I believe that He is the Lord, but … I didn't took seriously His teaching"

Father please continue the reading"

So I did continue the parable of Jesus where He says:

Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. So by their fruits you will know them. "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven"

Father – he interrupted again asking – do you think that I am a rotten tree? Do you think that I am dying and I will be condemned?

Do you think that when Jesus says: "Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire." it applies to me, that I will be cut down and thrown into the fire?

I feel so bad, so bad physically but even worse psychologically … I totally destroyed, ruined my life. Please read further the Gospel.

And so I did continue:

Jesus said: "Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock."

And he interrupted once more: "I think that I can win my life and now be in a totally different situation, studying and having some wonderful perspectives in my life if only I build my life on the rock …, but …

Please read the last part of this Gospel.

And the last part is:

"And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined." (Matthew 7:13-29)

Do you think Father that I am an example of this last part of Jesus' Gospel? I did build up my life on the sand of sentiments and feelings and I am now ruined. Do you think that I cannot be saved?

I don't think – I answered- that you cannot be saved, because finally you recognised your error and I am pretty sure Jesus Christ will certainly see your honesty and will find for you the way to His Kingdom.

He looked at me with a certain hope and seems to be relaxed.

Thank you Father but can I ask you one think? Please tell others about my life and help them to understand how stupid is to build up their lives on the sand of emotions, feelings and desires. Please tell other young people to trust rather Jesus than their false friends and wrong teachers.

How do I build my house? Do I build it on a rock or on the sand?

We are living the civilisation of feelings, emotions and sentimentality.
Cult of sentimentality,
If you feel good do it,

Is this not what we are exactly living now in the church? Everybody has his or her own truth his or her own opinion, his or her personal conviction and if the teaching of the church is not going with my whims I just deny and neglect the Church because "SHE" is outdated.

It seems that we are living in the time of a disappearance or even an evaporation of faith. I am not accusing anybody I am just stating the visible fact … Faith is disappearing from the contemporary world. We are witnessing to the atrophy, degeneration and withering of FAITH.

1.    What is the situation of our faith in the contemporary world?
-         What are the symptoms of the crisis?
o   Deep unhappiness and frustration of those who call themselves Christians,
o   People are upset and disinterested in knowing more about their faith,
o   Diminishing practices,
o   Capricious or whimsical expectations concerning the liturgy, sacraments
o   Moral disorder and negation or rejection of the catholic teaching concerning the marriage, life, etc. (I know better) …
o   •        deception,
o   •        resignation,
o   •        capitulation,
o   •        despair,
o   •        depression,
o   •        hopelessness

-         What are the causes of it?
First, necessary step is to recognize honestly the present situation, to present an honest diagnosis, and find the causes of this situation.

Some biggest obstacles or challenges to the faith:
- open hostility,
- discouragement and negligence caused by:
       * demanding moral implications (the commandments are too rigid and impossible to be kept),
       * lack of knowledge - false and erroneous, human, home-made theology,
       * capricious mentality of spoiled child - "my way or no-way", "I, me and myself" ...
       * unhappily also by strange "political correctness" mentality of some priests and bishops trying to tell us that the faith has to be nice and not demanding or challenging.

These elements caused the dissolution and decomposition of FAITH.

Most probably majority of the young population is totally disinterested or disappointed. Why? Wrong catechesis, bad and presentation, lack of sincere and honest witnesses. Jesus never compromised moral expectations ... see for ex. The talk of Jesus with young rich men, 10 commandments and finally evangelical radicalism "share everything with others and follow me".

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION? Preach and live the Gospel in its INTEGRITY !!!

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "B UT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH ."

And the second is the personal relationship with Christ … and where it is the most personal if not in the Eucharist?

FAITH is the Personal Relationship With Jesus!!!

We are losing our faith; our faith is becoming weak and finally dead because we don't know Jesus personally. We don't know Jesus personally because we don't pray, because we don't come to His Mass - His Sacrifice, we neglect His invitation. We don’t pray, we don’t come to His Mass because we don’t believe that He is present within His church in the Blessed Sacrament.

Satan is very happy, that we believed those who were telling us (in a very clever and perverse way) that the Sunday Mass is optional, not necessary for our salvation.

The truth is that WE ARE or our entire live is CHRISTO-CENTRIC or WE ARE DYING out if starvation.

To say to a catholic that the Sunday Mass is optional is like to say that the breathing is optional and unnecessary!!

A priest is confessing publicly:

FINDING THE SUMMIT ===>>> Eucharistic Jesus !!!

As I wrote some time ago the Summit of the Church is Jesus Christ. This Summit, the Holy Eucharist is the foundation of the Christian Life.

In my early school years, we had no Catholic youth group. So my parents, who were devout Catholics in love with Jesus, sent us to a Pentecostal group. There, we made friends with other Christians who had a passion for Jesus, a love for the Word of God, and a desire to witness to others.

One thing they often spoke of was the need for a “personal relationship with Jesus”. In fact, years before, I remember being given a comic book at a neighbourhood bible study that told the story of God’s love, expressed through the self-sacrifice of His Son. There was a little prayer at the end to invite Jesus to be my personal Lord and Saviour. And so, in my little six year old way, I invited Jesus into my heart. I know He heard me and He’s never left…