A meditation from the recent conclave on the Smoke of Satan and the Church

“The evil spirit of the world, the ‘mysterium iniquitatis’ (2 Thes 2:7), constantly strives to infiltrate the Church. Moreover, let us not forget the warning of the prophets of ancient Israel not to seek alliances with Babylon or with Egypt, but to follow a pure policy ‘ex fide’ trusting solely in God (cf. Is 30:1; 31:1-3; Hos 12:2) and in his covenant. Courage! Christ relieves our minds when he exclaims: ‘Have trust, I have overcome the world’ (Jn 16:33).”

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Practical lessons (and prayers) received from Our Lady of Fatima

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Fatima is quite popular due to the various prophecies that Our Lady graced the shepherd children with but also what she commands the children to do. Many traditionalists around the globe continue to heed the commands of the Virgin Mary till this very day. Devotion to the Virgin by way of praying the Rosary daily and wearing the Brown Scapular increased due to the council and warnings of Our Lady in Fatima although the revelations of these devotions were around long before this latest apparition.

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Centering Prayer can easily become self-centered prayer that confuses yourself with God.

It’s rather sad how infected so many parishes are with Centering Prayer.

Instead of forms of contemplative prayer advocated by the saints or proven practices like Lecto Divina, people are taught a technique more akin to Transcendental Mediation than looking at God and contemplating and adoring his attributes.

A form of prayer not advocated by any Blessed or Saint and which is promoted by people with less than an orthodox view of the faith is hardly a prayer at all.

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Whatever happened to praying the Rosary? Catholic priest uses Transcendental Meditation to help orphans in Latin America.

This article is proof that the end never justifies the means, and that Catholic priests need our prayers today, more than ever.

Here’s an article from a Catholic priest who definitively warns against such eastern mystical practices.