Ad Jesum per Mariam

Ad Jesum per Mariam
...if you genuinely wish to reach a high level of prayer in all honesty and without falling into the traps that the devil sets for those who pray, SAY your Rosary everyday... St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Exorcist Gives Tips On Warding Off Evil

Exorcist gives tips on how to ward off evil

"Any sense of fear or anxiety is an evil spirit..." - Fr. Joseph Iannuzi

Want to ward off nightmares or strange occurrences at home? Go back to the basic sacramentals, like wearing a scapular or using holy water and exorcised oil and salt.
A Rome-based theologian and exorcist, Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi, advised Filipino Catholics that these were some objects present-day believers could use to protect themselves from evil that usually goes unnoticed but is too common.

“The devil has been able to roam undetected even to the point that we don’t believe he exists,” the CBCPNews, the official news service of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), quoted Iannuzzi as saying.

The Italian priest, who has been assisting for years Fr. Gabriel Amorth, one of the chief exorcists in the diocese of Rome, gave a series of talks to Filipino audiences during his visit to the country over the weekend.

Iannuzzi of the Gregorian Pontifical University of Rome, also gave a theological presentation on the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a nationwide consecration to the Virgin held on Saturday in different churches.

Someone to devour
Iannuzzi explained how diabolical activities were more commonplace than people liked to believe.
“Any sense of fear or anxiety is an evil spirit… As St. Peter said in his letter, the devil roams the earth, looking for someone to devour,” the theologian said, noting that even nightmares might be the doing of the devil.
Stressing how potent sacramentals can be, Iannuzzi said these objects—such as holy water, exorcised oil and salt, scapulars and the Benedictine cross—should be used for protection against evil.

The Catholic Church defines sacramentals as sacred objects, actions or blessings that communicate grace to believers through the prayers of the Church. Exorcised salt and oil are special sacramentals blessed with exorcism prayers by a priest.

Weapon vs nightmares
Iannuzzi advised Catholics to sprinkle their homes with holy water should they experience “strange happenings.” The holy water—available in churches—is also powerful to combat nightmares, he said, advising the faithful to bless themselves with it before going to bed.

Iannuzzi also recommended using exorcised oil, whose effects last longer. But only olive oil can be used for such purpose, he pointed out.

But Iannuzzi was quick to add that the faithful must not overdo these holy practices. “I am not saying be scrupulous, [like] if anyone bothers you, throw [holy water] in their faces,” he explained.

For those who have been using the sacramentals to ward off evil, they must not complain if they don’t feel any differently, Iannuzzi said.
“Often, the proof is precisely that nothing happens,” he said. “This is what is keeping your family safe, believe it or not.”

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Monday, June 10, 2013

I Am A Lesbian (Pol Medina Jr. Controversy)

Pol Medina Jr's comic strip became an issue when it tackled lesbianism particularly in St. Scholastica (I do not know if this refers to a college or academy.) 

The attack of this comic strip shows that Christians, particularly Catholics, and most particularly those who govern Catholic schools, were hypocrites because they "condone" lesbianism in their own institution, and it says that there were no beautiful lass who don't have a girlfriend.

It also gave a kick of possibility that even nuns of the schools were also lesbians. 

In my point of view, the comic strip is just showing the reality that lesbianism is existing even in Catholic institutions, that is actually against lesbianism and gay relationship as well. 

That is the sad existing reality that the comic strip shows. 

But, what is the impact of it in public when even nuns where dragged in this strip? That's another story.

The image of nuns and their vows of chastity may be damage by this comic strip that is asking - "Perhaps even nuns (who are in Catholic institutions) were tom girls?"

In media and public sense, it is already a damaging attack to the nuns even if it is a question. Why? Because it is a malicious question. Those kind of questions must not be there for it is unkind especially to those people who keep themselves chaste. 

The strip in its aspect may appear to have a malicious logic, meaning, if female students in an all-girls institutions were mostly lesbians, then, perhaps, nuns were also lesbians.

That is the bad part which I hate in that comic strip of Pol Medina Jr. 

I cannot say that Catholics, especially those who run Catholic schools can be considered as hypocrites because, they do not condone those female students who have perverted feelings to their female companions. It just happens that despite the fact that Catholic superiors were strongly against this sinful and pervert actions, hard-headed and disobedient female studs have their hidden last say. 

Hahahaha! Against all odds? Really. Indeed. That's what they call "love"? Well, I do not consider nor applaud to such immature and rubbish thing.

But what can we do? Our society naturally as it should be, is a male and female world. What happened to these all-girls (and even all-boys) schools were actually a societal crisis for male and female interaction were
mostly to totally destroyed. Now, what can you expect to those young people who are not in the heights of moral uprightness,  who are not built-up and mature on their own feelings, can govern self control? Identity crisis is really a problem for it is a personal struggle and can only helped by guided personal communication.

School authorities and parents should go hand-in-hand to personalize these alarming and scandalous situations. Male or female perversion to their natural state is a grave violation of order. We must have an in-depth and heart-to-heart communication towards our sons and daughters and that is the only way to help them solve their identity crisis.

I seriously condemn those lesbian and gay relationships. If God wants to establish a female-to-female relationships especially sexual, then, He should not created the male.

To Pol Jr., let us consider the outcome of our freedom of expression and what good it may bring to people.

Mary H. Distributist

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Family That Facebooks Together, Stays Together (Virtual Family Communication)

It is sad to know that even messages of holy persons become a "play thing" of people as a tool for advertisement. 

A mock on Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton's message about praying the rosary as a family,
"The family that prays together, stays together."
What are the implications of this mockery?

It will, at some point, become a trend to group of persons, especially a family, that using facebook together will help them become one and will be a source and center of their family to have a bondage to each other.

That statement will show that at some point, rosary is obsolete and not a trending tool for a family to have a hold to bring together the family members to become one as a family, then, facebook is. 

This mockery exhibits the use of facebook (or any virtual reality) in the family as a means of everything just to keep the family united. By doing so, their is no real love in the family, they are united just by fun and games, and verbal and loving touch communication that as a family must always have will be compromised and afterwards, little by little, vanish. 

Love within the family will be compromised by virtual communication. 

Openness of each member of  and to a family will be compromised too. 

The joy of communicating oneself to the other members of the family will be done in virtual reality such as facebook or twitter, or Wechat, or whatever it is. 

In conclusion, family is now a virtual compromised family connected by virtual fun and games and everything on the web.

We, the Family Rosary Crusade Youth Ministry Philippines seriously condemns the mock gimmick of this internet advertiser, compromising and damaging the holy message of our Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton, and the family as well. 

We are solid in this holy message, "The family that prays together, stays together. A world at prayer is a world at peace."

Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton, pray for us!

Mary H. Distributist