Pray the Rosary every day in order to obtain peace for the world!

Pray the Rosary every day in order to obtain peace for the world!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eugenio Zolli, Former Chief Rabbi of Rome

“Conversion consists in answering God’s call. Man does not chose the moment of his conversion, but he is converted when he receives this call from God. Then there is but one thing to do: obey”. 

 

 Several months ago I was looking at books in the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop and a friend held up the book, "Why I Became a Catholic" by Eugenio Zolli.  The new title is "Before The Dawn".  I was so excited because I wanted to learn more about him so I eagerly purchased the book and read about the life of a Jewish man who converted to Catholicism that is truly amazing and inspiring.

One day the Jewish child Israel Zolli saw in the home of his classmate Stanislas, the Christian son of a widow, a crucifix hanging on a white wall. The profound, indelible impression he took away from this was secretly to guide his entire spiritual quest to come.

In 1944, while in the synagogue celebrating Yom Kippur, Zolli experienced a mystical vision of Jesus Christ. Within a year he was baptized a Catholic at which time he changed his first name from Israel to Eugenio, the same Christian name as Pope Pius XII. He did this to honor the Pope for the help he gave Jews trying to escape the Nazi's  during World War II.  Eugenio tells us about the charity of Pope Pius XII in his own words and more information here. 

An important witness to the role of Pius XII in wartime Italy is Rabbi Israel Zolli, Chief Rabbi of Rome. He was an eye-witness of the deportation of Rome's Jews by the Gestapo in 1943. In his book, Antisemitismo, he states: "…No hero in all of history was more militant, more fought against, none more heroic than Pius XII in pursuing the work of true charity!...and this on behalf of all the suffering children of God."

At three o'clock in the afternoon, just like Jesus

Through the Holy Father's intervention, Eugenio Zolli was named a professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. In October 1946, he entered the Third Order of Saint Francis, the distinguishing feature of which is evangelical poverty practiced by lay people in the world. Zolli, a faithful parishioner at Stella Matutina, discreetly attended talks on the Gospel given by his parish priest. During Christmas 1955, he himself gave a conference on the announcement of the Redeemer in the Old Testament. But in January 1956, he came down with pneumonia. His wife Emma was also sick and elderly. Their younger daughter, Miriam, who was married and had given birth to a little girl, Maura Brigida, stayed at her father's bedside in this final illness. A week before his death, Eugenio confided to a nun who was caring for him, "I will die the first Friday of the month, at three o'clock in the afternoon, just like Our Lord." On Friday, March 2, in the morning, he received Holy Communion. Having fallen into a coma at noon, at three o'clock in the afternoon Eugenio Zolli committed his soul to God.  He had written at the end of his memoirs: "We can trust in nothing save the mercy of God, save the compassion of Christ, whom humanity put to death because it did not know how to live in Him. We can rely on nothing but the intercession of Her whose Heart was pierced through by the lance that pierced Her Son's side."
  

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fatima & The Great Conspiracy



     I think the book, "Fatima and The Great Conspiracy" by Deirdre Manifold is one of the most important books that Catholics and even non-catholics should read today.  I have the updated version which is full of facts that you need to know about Fatima and the history behind certain world events.  Book review information can be found here. The book is available for only $4.95 at this website.   My free book giveaway is available only for those who live in the United States.  The giveaway contest of one book starts today.  Just reply to this blog post telling me why you would like to receive this free book and I will pick one winner on 30 September 2010. 
  
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fr. William Bowdern




     The biography, more information, and pictures can be found here and also here. 

Read the interview with "The Exorcist" writer/producer, William Peter Blatty who is a Catholic.



Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fr. Nicholas Gruner and the Pope in Fatima, Portugal



Petition Pope Benedict XVI for the "FULL" release of the Third Secret, e-mail him at: benedictxvi@vatican.va

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pray Three Hail Mary's




ACT OF CONSECRATION
TO OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED TRINITY

       With all my heart I praise Thee, Most Holy Virgin above all angels and saints in Paradise, Daughter of the Eternal Father, and I consecrate to Thee my soul with all its faculties.
Hail Mary...*
       With all my heart I praise Thee, Most Holy Virgin above all angels and saints in Paradise, beloved Mother of the Son of God. I consecrate to Thee my body with all its senses.
Hail Mary...*
       With all my heart I praise Thee, Most Holy Virgin above all angels and saints in Paradise, beloved Spouse of the Holy Ghost, I consecrate to Thee my heart, with all its affections and beseech Thee to obtain for me from the Most Holy Trinity all the graces necessary for salvation.
Hail Mary...*
       *Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee! Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen

Friday, June 4, 2010

Michael Davies



In his book, Liturgical Time Bombs in Vatican II, Michael Davies expands on a famous saying of Archbishop Lefebvre, "There were time bombs in the Council." Davies explains, "These 'time bombs' were ambiguous passages inserted in the official documents by the liberal periti or experts - passages which would be interpreted in an untraditional, progressivist sense after the Council closed."

Davies shows how Father (later Archbishop) Annibale Bugnini - before being removed from his position by Pope Paul VI under suspicion of being a Freemason - was able to "reform" the Catholic Mass into the constantly evolving liturgy which continues to self-destruct to this day. Quoting Bishops and Cardinals, as well as liberal periti and Protestant observers, Davies points out the ambiguities or "time bombs" which were built into the Second Vatican Council's document on the liturgy and how they have been detonating ever since in liturgical abuses, both unauthorized and authorized.  The book is available here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bishop Antonio De Castro Mayer


     A brief biography of the late Bishop Antonio De Castro Mayer (Campos, Brazil) explains how he fought the good fight against Modernism and the infiltration of Communism into the Catholic Church.  A good book review on "The Mouth Of The Lion" by Dr. David Allen White clearly documents that this Bishop had grave reasons to be concerned about "changes" being made in the Catholic Church.  A letter to Pope Paul VI can be read here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fatima Challenge Conference in Rome

  
     I just returned home after attending the Fatima Challenge Conference in Rome.  I really enjoyed the conference and encourage you to watch the videos on their website and pass this information on to as many catholics as possible!  It was a really blessed week for me and I had my first audience with the Pope on Wednesday with others from all over the world and went on a magnificent excursion around Rome on Saturday.
Our Lady of Fatima, ora pro nobis!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fr. Gommar DePauw



 Fr. Gommar A. DePauw (October 11, 1918 - May 6, 2005) was a  priest and founder of the Catholic Traditionalist Movement.  More information can be found here.

The following information is part of a Times Article which can be read here.  Both in Europe and the U.S., a few recalcitrant priests and congregations are stubbornly holding on to the Tridentine Latin Mass, which was replaced by a new rite in the wake of Vatican II.  Best known in the U.S. is Father Gommar De Pauw, who draws worshipers from as far as 100 miles away for his Tridentine Masses each Sunday in Westbury, L.I. De Pauw's Masses are also broadcast on 20 radio stations coast-to-coast. 


Fr. Gommar DePauw's excellent audio lecture on "Catholic or Conciliar" (1, 2, & 3) can be heard on Gloria TV.  This lecture continues on through to the history of Vatican II so be sure to hear all
of them.  

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani


During the very first session of the Second Vatican Council, Cardinal Ottaviani, President of the Theological Commission, was challenging the liturgical ‘revolution’ that was being proposed and ran over his allotted time. His microphone was abruptly switched off. To the revolutionaries he was not singing their tune and had to be silenced as quickly as possible. This shameful lack of respect to a venerable and aged cardinal set the scene for the contemptuous way in which the sacred liturgy and the laity of the Catholic Church have been treated for the past forty years. Its liturgy is no longer sacred or liturgical, and the laity and their opinions are of no interest to those driving forward the revolution.  The rest of the story can be found here.

A Short Critical Study of the New Ordo of Mass can be read here.
 
"The Novus Ordo Missae ...represents both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was formulated in Session 22 of the Council of Trent."


Friday, March 26, 2010

Italian journalist Solideo Paolini

   Antonio Socci’s book The Fourth Secret of Fatima contains  the  crucial testimony of Archbishop Capovilla, former Secretary of Pope John XXIII, that there are indeed two separate texts of the Third Secret of Fatima. The Italian journalist, Solideo Paolini, author of a book on Fatima entitled Do Not Despise Prophecy,  was the man who interviewed Archbishop Capovilla and provided Mr. Socci with Archbishop Capovilla’s testimony.  Read the complete interview by John Vennari here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fr. Emil Kapaun

 

 Fr. Emil Kapaun, was an extraordinary American who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and named a "Servant of God" by the Vatican. "Try to escape," the wounded American soldiers warned their chaplain, Fr. Kapaun. However, he refused to leave his comrades and became a POW. His decision marked a turning point in the inspiring life of this young Kansas-born priest.

Fr. Kapaun's faith and courage on the battlefield and in a North Korean prison set an example for hundreds of young American captives. When they were starving, he "stole" food for them. If the men needed encouragement, he defied prison rules and prayed with them. When the communist guards mocked his faith in God, the chaplain publicly defended his beliefs. When Fr. Kapaun became sick, the communists denied him medicine and watched him die in their vermin-infested "hospital." However, they could not extinguish the memories of how he served other prisoners. 

See video's on Fr. Kapaun and a possible miracle which may bring him closer to sainthood.  Check out his biography in the book, A Shepherd In Combat Boots.