February 20, 2019
February 21st is the feast of Saint Peter Damian (1007-1072). In his general audience of September 9, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI reminded us that St. Peter was “one of the most significant figures of the 11th century … a monk, a lover of solitude and at the same time a fearless man of the Church, committed personally to the task of reform, initiated by the Popes of the time.”
Pope Benedict was referring to St. Peter’s Book of Gomorrah that was a letter that he addressed to Pope Leo IX around 1049. As Pope Benedict said, Saint Peter was “committed personally to the task of reform” which at that time was to reform the clergy and to save the Church from what Saint Peter referred to as the “sodomitic filth that insinuates itself like a cancer in the ecclesial order, or rather like a blood thirsty beast through the flock of Christ.” The “sodomitic filth” was a reference to the Book of Genesis that tells the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, the two cities that God destroyed with fire on account of their homosexual sins.
St. Peter used “sodomitic filth” as a generic term that included all sexually perverted acts that were not open to new life such as sexual abuse of minor children, same-sex sexual acts, masturbation and contraception, that is now practiced by most Catholic married couples!
In this present darkness, Jesus King of All Nations is shining his light on the sins of some of his clergy, those cardinals, bishops and priests who are or were practicing homosexuals, enablers of practicing homosexuals, homosexual abusers or enablers of homosexual abusers.
German Cardinal Walter Brandmuller wrote an article published in last November’s edition of the German monthly Vatican Magazin. (Source). He wrote, “The homosexual crisis among clergy is almost epidemic”, similar to the crisis of sexual perversion in the Church during the time of Saint Peter Damian.
St. John Paul II inaugurated the Third Millennium with his Apostolic Letter, Novo Millennio Ineunte (At the Beginning of the New Millennium) and said,
We are certainly not seduced by the naive expectation that, faced with the great challenges of our time, we shall find some magic formula. No, we shall not be saved by a formula but by a Person, and the assurance which he gives us: I am with you! . . .
This program for all times is our program for the third Millennium. . . .
First of all, I have no hesitation in saying that all pastoral initiatives must be set in relation to holiness. . . . holiness remains more than ever an urgent pastoral task.
The great renewal of the Church will come with the renewal of the priesthood. It will begin when priests live in the friendship of Jesus from a great return to the adoration of his real presence in the Eucharist. In 2007, Jesus began to give a series of revelations in the form of heart to heart locutions to a priest who adored him in the Blessed Sacrament. The priest compiled the locutions into a journal with the title In Sinu Iesu (In the Bosom of Jesus). These words come from the Latin and refer to how St. John reclined during the Last Supper on Jesus’ heart. (See John 13:23).
Jesus told the priest, “All of heaven weeps over the sins of my priests which are a grievous affront to my own priesthood. Every time a priest sins, he sins directly against me and against the most Holy Eucharist toward which his whole being is ordered. When a priest approaches my altar laden with sins that have not been confessed or for which he has not repented, my angels look on with horror, my mother grieves, and I am again wounded in my hands and my feet and in my heart.”
Jesus told the priest that there would be a renewal of the priesthood. He said, “I am about to renew the priesthood of my Church in holiness. I am very close to cleansing my priests of the impurities that defile them. Soon, very soon, I will pour out graces of spiritual healing upon all my priests. I will separate those who will accept the gift of my divine friendship from those who will harden their hearts against me. Those who do not live in my friendship betray me and impede my work. They detract from the beauty of holiness that I would see shine in my Church.”
You may obtain my three CD retreat How to Be Holy that teaches St. John Paul II’s plan for the Third Millennium here.
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May our personal holiness bring about the purification of the Church from the corrupt homosexual clergymen whose sins cry out to heaven for vengeance.
May the victims of their abuse be healed and the holy, pure and faithful priests, religious and laity be fortified in faith, hope and perseverance.
You may also obtain The Jesus King of All Nations Devotional Package that contains the story of the devotion booklet, the leaflet of prayers and a medal of Jesus King of All Nations here.