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Romans 5:20 "But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more."

-I retract any and all statements I have made that are incongruent with the True Faith, and apologize for ever having made them-

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Bishop Williamson Confirmation Sermon (St Paul, MN):
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 05:08:35 PM »
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  • Bump (Since I posted it during rush hour this AM, and looks like it might disappear from front page before people get home from work).
    Romans 5:20 "But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more."

    -I retract any and all statements I have made that are incongruent with the True Faith, and apologize for ever having made them-


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    Bishop Williamson Confirmation Sermon (St Paul, MN):
    « Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 08:23:03 PM »
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  • Thank you!
    May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable,
    most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God
    be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored
    and glorified in Heaven, on earth,
    and under the earth,
    by all the creatures of God,
    and by the Sacred Heart

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    Bishop Williamson Confirmation Sermon (St Paul, MN):
    « Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 09:19:50 PM »
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  • It was about 15 years ago when I first heard a confirmation sermon by
    this same bishop.  It had a much more urgent aspect than this sermon,
    but it was the same general style.  It had the effect of "confirming" my
    return to the traditional faith, although I don't think I thought of it that
    way at the time.  

    I still recall how he walked into the chapel as we sang the processional
    hymn, and we finished singing just as he ascended the steps of the
    sanctuary.  He turned around, thumped his crosier on the wooden
    platform he was standing on, and the whole chapel resounded with the
    sound of that impact from his crosier.  

    He began a powerful delivery that "did not take any prisoners."  At the
    time ABL had just passed away a few years before, and this, now, we
    know, was the time when +Fellay was beginning his support of the now
    exposed GREC.  At that time, GREC was very much concealed for it was
    not even a public entity in France, but its meetings were conducted in
    secret, really, otherwise known as "private."  Even so, it's easy to see
    that +Williamson must have known that "something was up."  Because
    he was bristling with power and urging the Faithful to be ever-vigilant.

    I must admit, at the time, I did not much understand why he would be
    so piqued with a cautionary and present reality of danger.  It seems
    now he must have had a sixth sense.  If he had known at that time
    about +Fellay's dealings with GREC, it seems to me he would have
    made some announcements.  But perhaps GREC did not appear to be
    much of a threat, if +W had known any of its specifics.  I am inclined
    to suppose he was unaware of any specifics in that regard.  

    The enemy does not have any reason to let you know what he's up to.
    By keeping you ignorant of his plans, he is able to lay them in secret
    and do much more damage, since attacks against you that you do not
    know about are attacks against which you cannot prepare yourself to
    defend.  And an enemy that is less prepared for battle is an enemy that
    is easier to defeat.  

    Witness today those Catholics who do not even now know about GREC
    nor, when you try to tell them, do they want to hear it!  

    This brief sermon is about them, in passing, and more.  You can hear
    the fatigue in His voice.  You can see the weight of his cross that bears
    down upon his shoulders.  And by his example, hopefully, we will all
    have the courage to "take up our cross and follow Him" Who leads the
    way by His Example.  









    Quote from: SeanJohnson
    April 4, 2013:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqh8WPFW9Xk&feature=youtu.be


    SJ -- it helps for future reference when you put the date of the sermon in
    the title,
    for then members can see what year, month and day it was given,
    when looking at the thread title in the index page without having to wait for
    the computer to load the thread.  When you are paging around looking for
    something, it is very tedious to have to open many threads looking for the
    key information.









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    Bishop Williamson Confirmation Sermon (St Paul, MN):
    « Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 09:45:57 PM »
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  • Link to this thread in the Resistance Sermons sub-forum.



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