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CORE MESSAGE APPLIES JUST AS WELL IN AUSTRALIA

Here is the transcript of a homily delivered by Father Jeffrey Montz in the United States. The core message applies with equal force here in Australia and it is very timely ;

( obtained from Holy Souls Hermitage Blog - the marvellous Father George Byers)

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Transcript of a great post-election sermon by Father Jeffrey Montzby Holy Souls HermitageHere's the transcript of Father Jeffrey Montz's post-election sermon that a reader of HSH sent in. I would only note that I think there was massive voter election fraud. This doesn't affect the incisiveness of his sermon, however. Even if someone else was elected, I think that that would have only slowed down the process he talks about. He's a great homilist. Thanks, Father Jeffrey, for the inspiration! * * * I want to begin today by thanking those of you who went out on Tuesday and voted for the sacredness of human life. Just as the widow's deed in our 1st reading will never be forgotten as long as the Scriptures are read, b…

A ROYAL COMMISSION and THE GATES OF HELL

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The recent announcement by Australia's damaged Prime Minister Julia Gillard that a Royal Commission is to be set up to examine all sorts of institutional abuse of children from whatever source has opened the Gates of Hell and every screaming anti-Church demon has come hurtling out to attack the Catholic Church and everything about her.

Like most Australians (95% the polls tell us) I strongly support the Royal Commission. Though according to the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC known by some as the GayBC) reports growing concern that the Commission will be too inclusive. Of course they would like to confine it to the Catholic Church, or Churches only)

And those demons found no lack of human forms to serve their purpose. The army of active abortionists, guilt-ridden aborters, active homosexuals, same sex " marriage" advocates, radical feminists, once were Catholics, embryonic stem cell research advocates and IVF operators etc.was at their disposal.The storm of slaveri…

CARDINAL PELL AND ANOTHER GREAT PASTOR

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
St. Leo the Great "By + Cardinal George Pell
Archbishop of Sydney
11 November 2012
Yesterday was the feast of St. Leo the Great, who was bishop of Rome and therefore pope from 440 - 461 A.D. With Gregory the Great, who sent early missionaries to England in 597 after the Church there had petered out because of the Saxon invasions, and our own Pope John Paul the Great, Leo is one of the three popes to whom history has given the title "great".
We all know that the position of St. Peter is well established in the New Testament as head of the apostles. It was Jesus who renamed Simon as Peter i.e. the rock man (I tell the youngsters Jesus renamed him as "Rocky") on whom the Church was to be built. He was regularly listed first among the apostles; received the keys of the kingdom and the power to bind and loose from Jesus. He was also called to strengthen the faith of his brothers and feed the lambs and sheep.
Th…

CARDINAL GEORGE PELL - AUSTRALIAN HERO OF GOD

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         CARDINAL GEORGE PELL   -  AUSTRALIAN HERO OF GOD

As the forces of Atheism, libertarianism and straight evil gain increasing confidence under the dark shadow of a Government headed by an atheistic Prime Minister surrounded by many Ministers of no faith and many of whom live "unusual" lives, they have escalated their attacks upon Christian religion and especially the Catholic Church. Their number one target is the Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell.
In the process of mounting their attacks, as they have done for years, no lie is left untold.Evidence is given to a Court that he was involved witnessing certain allegations in Victoria, at a time when he was overseas. He is accused of doing nothing about criminal activity in a  Diocese for which he has never been responsible and rarely even visited. Years ago , an entirely fabricated direct allegation against him by a person known to Police was shown to be totally false.
The blind hatred of Cardinal Pell in some quart…

SELECTIVE MORAL OUTRAGE

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 SELECTIVE MORAL OUTRAGE
We are living in very strange times from a Christian perspective.
In the western world, almost everything we have inherited as a society is of Christian origin. Indeed, as the great Cardinal George Pell has pointed out, our society has, since the time of the now collapsing "Enlightenment" project, been living off the moral capital accumulated through the whole of Christian history. But the steady corruption of "Enlightenment" thought, the consequent moral relativism, and the secularism that began to grow with the Protestant Deformation of the Church have insidiously spread like leaking petrol over the intervening centuries,until in our present time the spark of modern communications technology has facilitated the ignition of this complex and toxic mixture. The resultant firestorm is growing at an exponential rate, out of control and destroying everything it meets. At times it seems it will only die out when all is ashes.
To-day in Australia, …

ONE YEAR TO GO ! "NOW TELL US WHAT 'TWAS ALL ABOUT"

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         EARTH, WIND, FIRE and WATER....OH! and the POT
                              "Now tell us what 'twas all about"

In May,2003 in the Archdiocese of Brisbane there was a great jamboree summoned by the then Archbishop John Bathersby,and styled an Archdiocesan Synod, and, if it did not have a "cast of thousands" in the old Hollywood phrase, it did boast 800 participants.Reportedly it had an initial Budget of AUD 1,200,000, but by the time all the whiteboards and butchers' paper had been packed away, the figure being bandied about was $2,300,000.
In 1951, when I was in 6th Class in primary school, we studied the poem "The Battle of Blenheim" by Robert Southey. In the poem the old man Kaspar lives on the battlefield site long after the war. A little boy, Peterkin asks him "Now tell us what 'twas all about", but Kaspar cannot rightly tell, he assures Peterkin "But 'twas a great victory!" 
We recently came upon an unpublis…

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JUSTICE?

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SOMETHING MISSING
In recent days, I became involved in an exchange via Social Media with a young Priest who had publicly exulted at the victory of Barack Hussein Obama in the United States Presidential Election.It was very revealing .
As our exchange evolved, Father assured me via a Private Message that he fiercely opposed Mr. Obama's evil policies which I had enumerated : the systematic promotion of Abortion, Homosexual " Marriage", Embryonic Stem Cell research, his systematic attacks on the Catholic Church and on religious freedom etc., BUT he supported him as a person. He hoped I would be able to see the distinction.
Even if such a position were defensible in itself, which it is not -  what is left of the person after one deletes everything he stands for? - the public glorying in his victory made no such distinction. It became clear to me that Father evidently lacked the acumen to determine a reasoned course of action.
But it became more interesting still. In a lengthy fu…