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Offline Frances

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The Fine Art of Reparation for Blasphemy
« on: June 14, 2014, 09:33:25 AM »
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  • In praying15 Decades of the Rosary in reparation for the blashemous thread, New St. Dominic Comic.  Parents!  DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN SEE IT!!!  I fact, I advise adults not to  look either.  It's disgusting against Our Crucified Lord and Our Blessed Mother.  If you know German, the web name of the new soon-to-be-permanently-banned member should tell you all you need to know.
    p.s.  Don't reply or down thumb this soul possessed by Satan.  It'll only make matters worse.  Want revenge?  Sent Mary after both the devil and the soul who is his slave by the Holy Rosary.  Wear your brown scapular, if you aren't already.
     St. Francis Xavier threw a Crucifix into the sea, at once calming the waves.  Upon reaching the shore, the Crucifix was returned to him by a crab with a curious cross pattern on its shell.  

    Offline The Penny Catechism

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    « Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 11:23:49 AM »
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  • Yes you are right Francis. In reading my post again, I wasn't clear.

    I didn't read the "St. Dominic..." thread all the way through. Mid-way, I had that "get out now" gut instinct, because there is possibly a curse attached to it.

    Vague, because I wasn't expecting it and was reading it with half interest until  -- I felt a demonic presence around me in conjunction with reading the bizarre blasphemies against Our Lord.

    Hard for me to put a finger on it. I don't want to give that thread any more recognition so it will always be vague in that sense...

    Just reminds me years ago when I was living in an apartment, coming home from a workout and channel surfing. Tired and just wanting to eat and chill on the couch -- a magician named Criss Angel on A&E (a commercial for his upcoming TV show) was played . My first impression was an instantaneous deep sadness for the state of his soul. That vague type of "he's possessed."  Weird because I never felt that 'impression' again and later started watching some of his street magic broadcasts until I caught myself remembering that first impression and stopped altogether.

    Not a claivoyant, perhaps more of a -- you just know that you know what you know -- hard to put into words; because at some level it is weaker or stronger; in part as a reflection on the state of my own current spiritual life.



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    « Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 03:37:23 PM »
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  • Thank you for the warning.
    For those of you who may have been contaminated by the evil of this thread, Frances is correct, send She who crushes the head of the serpent, and invoke the mighty warrior:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    “O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

    “Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

    “These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be.

    “Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

        V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
        R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.
        V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
        R. As we have hoped in Thee.
        V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
        R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

        Let us pray.

    O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.”

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    « Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 03:40:22 PM »
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  • As an aside, I particularly love the 'original' prayer to St. Michael, as it incorporates St. Anthony's Brief, an exorcizing prayer in itself.

    V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
    R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.

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    « Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 09:22:54 PM »
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  • It's from The Secret of the Rosary by St. Louis de Montfort:


    Tenth Rose

    Miracles

    While Saint Dominic was preaching the Rosary in Carcasone, a heretic made fun of the miracles and the fifteen mysteries of the Holy Rosary, and this prevented other heretics from being converted. As a punishment God suffered fifteen thousand devils to enter the man's body.

    His parents took him to Father Dominic to be delivered from the evil spirits. He started to pray and begged everyone who was there to say the Rosary out loud with him, and at each Hail Mary Our Lady drove out one hundred devils out of the heretic's body and they came out in the form of red hot coals.

    After he had been delivered he abjured his former errors, was converted and joined the Rosary Confraternity. Several of his associates did the same, having been greatly moved by his punishment and by the power of the Rosary.

    I wasn't so sure about how I went about it. Some constructive criticism might have worked a little better than this thread.

    I was working on the premise that it is better to show something than to tell something.

    If depicting evil is, in itself, sinful, I guess we'll have to throw out Shakespeare, too.


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    « Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 02:15:40 PM »
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  • I wondered as well what was so wrong with it.

    My only guess was that your main character bared too much resemblence to Our Lord.
    "I think that Catholicism, that's as sane as people can get."  - Jordan Peterson

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    « Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 02:50:47 AM »
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  • Quote from: MaterDominici
    I wondered as well what was so wrong with it.

    My only guess was that your main character bared too much resemblence to Our Lord.


    Yeah, it's odd. Our Lord didn't wear a hat. Nor was his name Jaques. I'm not sure what in the world about this comic could inspire someone to deduce that I am posessed by demons.

    I ran the comic by two other traditionalists before I put it up on the internet. Neither had any problem with it. I've put it on other trad message boards. No problems there, either. I put it up here and I get a screaming message about how I'm posessed.

    Usually before it is determined someone is posessed there is an investigation of some kind. The evidence usually amouts to alot more than a half read comic strip and a Lithuanian last name.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but depicting a villian in a story using a formula of a prayer to say a prayer is boring and that some guy named Larry is gross does not amount to blasphemy. If this were true, we could never reprint the worrds of heretics like Martin Luther to be used against them. And any time some child complains that prayers are boring they are being blasphemous. And Larry is a saint.

    But I mean it when I say correct me if I'm wrong. And give some docuмentation to back yourself up. Or some good examples. Anthing but screaming text about how I'm posessed and how my threads bare curses.

    But I do appreciate the prayers. Maybe Our Lady can use them for the good of my soul.

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    « Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 12:03:12 AM »
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  • Your replies to the rash judgments were very good and Catholic, George.


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    « Reply #8 on: June 18, 2014, 08:53:24 AM »
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  • George, 
    Your comics are usually done very well and convey the calm and power of the saints. 
    In the case of  St. Dominic and the heretic story, since the character was making fun of the Hail Mary, some Catholics took great offense and could not get past that part. 

    Since you mentioned welcoming constructive criticism I thought how you might redraw just the two offending frames of the story - you could have a narrator character explaining what the heretic is doing while having the Jacques character shouting expletives with drawn symbols (such as ?!~##) . 

    Although you would rather give the lesson pictorially, in this case you may have to resort to narration so as not to offend pious Catholics. I was not repelled by your story but I showed it to another Catholic and he thought making fun of the Hail Mary was offensive, even though you meant to show that it was blasphemous. 

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    « Reply #9 on: June 18, 2014, 09:12:24 AM »
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  • Quote from: Elizabeth
    Your replies to the rash judgments were very good and Catholic, George.


    Yes they were!   Thank you sir.

    I did not view the thread, nor know who/what the comments were referring to.   My post addressed the concern in general, so I included the prayer of St. Michael to help those who were upset.

    Please accept my sincere contrition if I hurt you.  
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    « Reply #10 on: June 18, 2014, 02:55:52 PM »
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  • Coming from a woman . . .


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    « Reply #11 on: June 18, 2014, 02:58:18 PM »
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    Offline George Tautkus

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    « Reply #12 on: June 21, 2014, 07:02:39 AM »
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  • Quote from: Memento
    George, 
    Your comics are usually done very well and convey the calm and power of the saints. 
    In the case of  St. Dominic and the heretic story, since the character was making fun of the Hail Mary, some Catholics took great offense and could not get past that part. 

    Since you mentioned welcoming constructive criticism I thought how you might redraw just the two offending frames of the story - you could have a narrator character explaining what the heretic is doing while having the Jacques character shouting expletives with drawn symbols (such as ?!~##) . 

    Although you would rather give the lesson pictorially, in this case you may have to resort to narration so as not to offend pious Catholics. I was not repelled by your story but I showed it to another Catholic and he thought making fun of the Hail Mary was offensive, even though you meant to show that it was blasphemous. 


    Thank you. That helps. I'm considering the change. Thanks, also to Elizabeth and Dolores. And to Mater for making the first post not by me on the thread that wasn't witch hunt themed. I'll be around!