Just a poor sinner… a traditional Catholic striving to walk in the Truth, keep the Faith, and resist the widespread apostasy – fruit of the heresy of Modernism – in order to one day be able to pass through that narrow gate to heaven.
“Only the truth has rights; error has none.”
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. For I give you to understand, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For neither did I receive it of man, nor did I learn it; but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle.
(2 Thessalonians 2:14)
To announce to Catholic Christians a doctrine other than that which they have received was never permitted, is nowhere permitted, and never will be permitted. It was ever necessary, is everywhere necessary, and ever will be necessary that those who announce a doctrine other than that which was received once and for all be anathema. If this be so, is there anyone alive so bold or so foolish as to accept doctrines besides those accepted by the Church? Crying aloud, crying aloud again and again and again, crying aloud to everyone, always and everywhere throughout his writings, is he, this vessel of election, this doctor of the Gentiles, this trumpet among the Apostles, this herald of the earth, this heaven-conscious man; he is crying aloud that whoever announces a new doctrine is anathema.
(St. Vincent of Lerins, Commonitories, ch. 9)
“Let us never act with an eye to pleasing the world. Let us have the courage to endure the criticism and disapproval of the world. Let us have no human respect. As long as God is pleased, what does the rest matter?
We must have the courage to assert the Truth, never retreating from our duty. We must have the courage to face ridicule, because often our duty is mocked by the world. Let us do this out of love for Our Lord and to resemble Him more closely.”
(Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val)
“I renounce for myself, and I give to Thee, my will, my affections, my desires, every thing that I call my own. From this day forth do Thou with me, and with every thing that belongs to me, whatever pleases Thee. I ask Thee only, and I wish only, for Thy holy love, for final perseverance, and the perfect fulfilment of Thy will.”
(St. Alphonsus de Liguori)
“Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you;
All things pass; God never changes;
Patience attains all;
He who has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.”
(St. Teresa of Avila)
“The foot of the Cross is the gate to Heaven.”
“As the body needs nourishment, the soul needs the Cross to purify and detach.”
“Bearing physical and spiritual ailments is the worthiest gift we can offer to Jesus.”
(St. Padre Pio)