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Friday, November 17, 2017

Hollywood Attacks the Natural Law

The natural law is a beautiful thing.  It is the desire that God wrote on each of our hearts to do good and avoid evil.  It is a compass that points us in the right direction.  Through human reason, we are capable of finding God.

When these hypocrites cry out for justice,
the justice of God will throw them into Hell!
But we have a fallen nature and so our Salvation is not guaranteed.  In fact, there are devils who want us to fall into the abyss of Hell so that they can be joined in their misery and comforted in the fact that they are taking souls away from God.

Hollywood is run by demons who realize the power of the natural law and attack, insult and twist it in a way that progressively blocks it out.

We see the Harvey Weinstein scandal that started a chain reaction to accuse just about every man who ever had his name in the newspaper of sexually harassing a woman.

Hollywood not only denies Original Sin and our fallen nature when they say bad entertainment is harmless.  They become hypocrites who want to have the extent of sin in both ways: destroy the idealistic man who in the natural order represents God (and the idea of the two sexes) AND allow prostitution (legalized in parts of Nevada), pornographic pictures, and every imaginable impurity everywhere.

The headlines in the news about the evil of men could be a distraction from the evil of women.  For who sinned greater, Adam or Eve?  Men are very much to blame.

But impure women with the hatred of goodness and reason also insult the natural law.  How can a woman willingly star in the most impure and perverse movies- then accuse a man of assault?  How can a woman who is the brash, rebellious type, never content to stay at home but getting dressed up to walk out on the street- say a man is the criminal and she is the victim?  When these hypocrites cry out for justice, the justice of God will throw them into Hell.


"And behold a woman in harlot's attire prepared to deceive souls; talkative and wandering, not bearing to be quiet, not able to abide still at home, now abroad, now in the streets, now lying in wait near the corners.  And catching the young man, she kisseth him, and with an impudent face, flattereth, saying: I vowed victims for prosperity, this day I have paid my vows...For my husband is not at home, he is gone a very long journey...For she hath cast down many wounded, and the strongest have been slain by her.  Her house is the way to hell, reaching even to the inner chambers of death."  -Proverbs 7




WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Abortion and Revolt Against Authority

If we were really Christian women then we would not only
hate abortion, we would hate contraception
because it makes us the master instead of God.
We would hate any occasion of impurity and we would hate
the revolting attitude of bad women who
belittle their husbands.
I always thought of Abortion as the most horrendous crime imaginable.  And I still do.  I am ashamed that I have not used this platform to write about it more, since we have abortions happening within miles of us and we are living our lives as if our world is free.  Well not for those children!

It is no wonder if this mindset carries over into our family lives and into what defines our character, specifically as women.  What are we saying to our children?  That we selected them to live, but others must die?  That the in-control feminist woman is an almighty power who determines the fate of tiny powerless babies?

If we were really Christian women then we would not only hate abortion, we would hate contraception because it makes us the master instead of God, we would hate any occasion of impurity and we would hate the revolting attitude of bad women who belittle their husbands.  But we play with fire and our acts are ones of revolt- like Lucifer.

Oh yes!  The 'Christian' wife revolts against authority when she remarks on the impiety of her husband and thus publicly strips the representative dignity of the father of her children!  The immodest woman revolts against the authority of the natural law when she abuses purity through dress, behavior or even intention!  The United States of America revolts against the Author of life when we legally kills babies!  We are monsters of revolt.

We are a country that has legalized abortion.  Some Catholics fight against it to a certain extent, but the reality is that we live with babies continuing to be murdered in our towns.

Wake up, America!  Are you going to the March for Life?  Are you going to protest at Planned Parenthood every minute you can get away from the house until Abortion is outlawed and its perpetrators are punished?  Are you going to fiercely honor the authority of God and thus His order: the laws of marriage and purity and the dignity of husband and father?

WHAT DO YOU THINK??

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Desiring Beauty


Yoga class includes meditation for those seeking inner peace, but
how can the soul be peaceful if it does not have beauty and God?
Beauty inspires the senses to God, encourages transcendence and so is an opening for grace.  For the contemplative man, beauty is a little vision of Heaven on earth.

Grace is a spiritual gift of God.  Sanctifying grace is given to Catholics who receive the Sacraments.  It envelops our minds and souls to desire God.  Actual grace gives Divine assistance to our actions.  When we accept grace we are able to work directly with God.  We are able to see, appreciate and even create beauty.

Beauty, as St. Thomas says, is objective and has four attributes: truth, goodness, oneness and symmetry.  Beauty, when comprised of these qualities, directs us to God.

In clothing for example: there is an athletic trend that directs us away from beauty.  Some wear sweat suits, T-shirts, leggings, sneakers, headbands, etc.  What does this clothing express?  It is a love for fitness, comfort, casualness, earthiness, sensuality, essentially a love for the physical and temporal world.  This is purely functional.  As the architect Louis Sullivan described modernist style, "Form follows function".

But what is the style of Christian civilization?

Beautiful clothing encourages us to contemplate God
in the beauty and order of the universe.
Painting by Frank Weston Benson
The style at the heights of Christian civilization is undeniably beautiful and uplifting to the spirit.  It directs the soul to God rather then confining it to superficial worldly indulgence.  Beautiful clothing encourages us to contemplate God in the beauty and order of the universe.  It represent the supernatural virtues of Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance.  These virtues combined with the desire in our souls to do good and avoid evil, govern Christian society and also form the basis of beautiful design.  Beauty is literally graceful because it comes into our lives through the infusion of Supernatural virtue. 

Truth can be seen in clothing that identifies the wearer as a man or woman, his status and occupation, even his character and family.  Goodness is in the quality materials, and fine workmanship and in the modesty that respects the natural virtues.  Oneness is in the completeness of the ensemble and the way it matches in an ordered way.  Symmetry is the proportion, consistency and uniformity that comprise it.

This can be applied to everything: music and architecture, furnishings in the home, work and crafts, words and manners, meals and dinner tables, beautiful prayers and good reading.  Local traditions sustain cultural beauty in holidays, ceremonies and ways of being that began long ago when people turned to God and received a flow of grace to generations.  This realization makes us love and keep alive tradition.  Beauty is expressed in many cultures and is diverse since God's creation is immense.  However, beauty cannot go against the natural order.

It would be very good then to visit the exquisitely beautiful Cathedrals and Churches, castles and mansions in Europe or America to teach our souls to appreciate the presence of God in the Western world.  The stories of places like Mont St. Michel in France truly allow us to see a little vision of Heaven.

Beauty lifts the spirit above what is purely functional to the realm of spiritual satisfaction in our quest for the Supernatural.  How can we not constantly marvel at and reach for the heights of beauty to fill up our minds and souls with the contemplation of God?


Read my favorite article on modesty and dress HERE.

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Weekend in Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  Every Monday I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Thank you!


This week we spent working on school and a few chores around the house.  We always have so much to do and with my husband's busy work schedule, it's hard to find time.  I'm planning to paint the kitchen for my next big project, so I will share pictures when I do!  Hopefully, this will happen before the holidays but we will see!


Here is what I wore yesterday, along with a special guest too:









I'M WEARING:

Top- Kmart
Cardigan- Old, Thrift Store
Skirt- Second hand
Shoes- Payless?
Pearls- Gift








BECKY IS WEARING:

Dress- Gymboree







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Monday, November 6, 2017

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  Every Monday I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Thank you!


I am back today with some pictures for Weekend In Feminine Dress!  We went away last weekend to the TFP (American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property) National Conference which is the event of the year in our family.  That was amazing, but we also fell a bit behind on school when we returned so have been working hard to catch up.

This week was also busy with All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, which I always considered a very beautiful start to the holidays.  This year, the ugliness of Halloween was very apparent to me, probably because I think of the children now and how they are attacked so directly by popular culture with the ugly images and evil symbols.  Next year I am going to do something to directly combat this Satanic celebration as suggested in this article, like sprinkle holy water on the graves and pray for the faithful departed.  Actually, in parts of Europe it is a tradition to take candles and prayers to light the cemeteries and there is also the custom of "soul cakes"when children come begging for cakes and promise to pray for the dead of your family in exchange.  We have not formed a good Halloween tradition yet in our family.  I grew up trick or treating dressed like Saints or attending All Saints Day parties with themed saints games.  But it would be proper I think to commemorate All Hallows Eve with prayers for the dead and save the All Saints festivities for the following day.

I am including a few more pictures of life around here lately so that you can see where we have been for yourself!







I'M WEARING;

Black Sweater- Gabe's
Skirt- Croft & Barrow (old)
Pearls- Gift







These three brothers have so much energy!



I have two more stockings to knit before Christmas.  I never finished Oliver's!




Thomas is reading!  He is learning more every day, it's so much fun.




Becky plays like nothing I have ever seen.  She spends hours quietly playing with little toys.  Here they were waiting in line to get on the train to West Virginia (the best place to go in her mind I guess, haha?).




Oliver is kind of the same, except he's crazy over trains!  I now know all about Thomas the train, something I was never very familiar with, growing up with five sisters!




This was at the playground during the conference last weekend.  It was conveniently right behind our hotel and was a really nice one!








Henry is growing up way too fast.  He is eating baby food and crawling at barely seven months!




Beatrice has way more personality than I would have thought.  She is very strong willed actually so I am second guessing her until now strongly sanguine temperament...hmm.




Here they are all dressed up to go to the store.  They are truly my big helpers since every child provides so much perspective and personality.  We always have something going on!





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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A Good Article

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A nationally recognized pediatrician offered a jolting reality check about the dangers of encouraging children to think they are transgender and prescribing hormone blockers to prevent them from developing.
On October 11, the Heritage Foundation sponsored a forum on transgenderism at which Dr. Michelle Cretella said it is child abuse to facilitate gender confusion in children by helping them “transition” to the opposite sex.
“Chemical castration is what you’re doing when you put any biologically normal child on puberty blockers,” said Cretella, the president of the American College of Pediatricians. “It’s treating puberty like a disease, arresting a normal process which is critical to normal development.”
The doctor’s truth crusade did not stop there. “Sterilization is not good for kids,” she flatly stated. “Prepping them for what will likely result in a case in girls of a double mastectomy at 16 is not how you treat depression or anxiety.”
She added that she speaks from a great deal of personal experience in “treating teenagers with depression, anxiety, even suicidal depression.”

READ MORE HERE

Monday, October 16, 2017

A Weekend In Feminine Dress: Rosary Rally!


Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  Every Monday I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Thank you!



Did you attend a Rosary Rally on Saturday?  There were over 21,000 across the country!  It was such a powerful event and we were so excited to participate.  We expected more people to come but there was another rally a few miles down the road, so maybe some people went there.


Here's our rally:







And here is what I wore yesterday (sorry about the closed eyes, I was tired!):






I'M WEARING:

Jacket- Consignment
Pink Top- Gap
Skirt- Croft & Barrow
Shoes- Charming Charlie





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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Are You Coming?



Are you planning to attend a Rosary Rally this Saturday for the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun?  There are over 21,000 rallies being planned across America.  This is amazing that so many people will be praying for the salvation of souls and the coming of the reign of Mary!  Please find a rally near you and join this tremendous event:

FIND A ROSARY RALLY

Monday, October 9, 2017

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  Every Monday I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Thank you!



This is what I wore yesterday.  The sweater is the same as last week, but I wore it again since I really like the purple color for Fall and it's easy to coordinate too.  We spent the weekend relaxing, attended a birthday party Saturday evening.  Sunday was early Mass and catechism again!  I had to include the picture with Tom because it turned out so sweet!  The children were all in a silly mood which has been happening often lately, I'm trying to tame it.  Let me know if you have any ideas please after cutting out all the sugar.










I'M WEARING:
Skirt- I made!
Sweater- Same as last week, from my sister!
Scarf- Folk Festival




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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Are You Having a Rosary Rally?

Our May 2017 Rosary Rally at which Our Lady blessed us with many attendees!

For the past years my husband and I have organized a Rosary Rally for America Needs Fatima here in our region of Pittsburgh.  It's not always huge but it's always successful.  Our Lady sees to that!  This year on October 14th, there will be over 20,000 rallies held across the country!  Catholics will come together to pray on the 100th anniversary of Fatima at this critical time in history.  We will pray in reparation for the many blasphemies and sins committed, for the conversion of sinners and for the salvation of souls, and for the coming of the reign of Mary.  It is always an amazing, grace filled event.  And it's not something you want to miss out on!  So please visit the link below and find a rally taking place this Saturday near you!  It's not too late!


"If men knew what Eternity is, they would do everything to change their lives." -Our Lady of Fatima


FIND A ROSARY RALLY
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