In this episode we continue discussing the topic of our need to have sorrow for our sins, a sense of shame for what is wrong, and a healthy fear of the Lord. We also profile Saint Mary Magdalene as the exemplar of how to repent of one’s sins — and Ann utterly destroys the notion that Mary Magdalene was some sort of proto-feminist. We also review what is required in terms of contrition for a valid Sacramental confession.
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Recommended Reading for this week (and every week!):
- Sermons of Saint Alphonsus
- Readings and Meditations for every day of the Year (compiled from the writings of Saint Alphonsus) — today’s reading is particularly timely, as mentioned in this show
- 0:00 Intro and SuperNerdMedia.com launch and announcements
- 03:25 Brief recap of previous Podcast episode on shame, sorrow for sin, Modernist/Bergoglian lie that either your sins aren’t sins, or that they simply don’t matter, healthy cultures self-police through shame, subsidiarity
- 09:30 Aside on the extent of sodomitical infiltration of the Church and the Vatican in particular, which points to actual satanism being practiced inside the Vatican today
- 14:45 Examples of pre-1960s societal concern for preventing scandal and not normalizing or desensitizing people to sin
- 17:35 Shamelessness in sin is Lutheranism
- 18:18 The two Bergoglian Axioms: Mercy = Permissiveness and Charity = Indifference
- 19:10 St. Alphonsus Liguori on the abuse of the Divine Mercy
- 24:30 No one can ever, ever give you permission to commit a sin – NO ONE.
- 27:20 Jesus is NOT giving us permission to sin – EVER.
- 29:26 Bergoglio’s popularity is a pure function of his ratification of sin, heresy and even of apostasy. A warning to “professional Catholics”. The two types of scandal: incitement to sin and loss of faith.
- 31:48 Blessed Virgin Mary’s words in her Magnificat: God is merciful to those that FEAR HIM. Discussion of servile and filial fear.
- 32:57 The lie that Christ says, “Meh, it’s okay” to our sin. IT’S NOT OKAY.
- 34:33 The closer we draw to God and advance in sanctity, the more our sins (past and present) should mortify us
- 35:55 The interior freedom that comes with advancing in sanctity. A warning against pride and the need for true humility.
- 37:18 Filial fear of the Lord – not wanting to hurt or disappoint your Beloved
- 42:16 Don’t be afraid to go to confession, especially if you are struggling with an habitual sin. Explanation of imperfect vs. perfect contrition for sin
- 50:10 A great place to find people who can recommend a good priest confessor is Planned Parenthood slaughterhouses – ask the protesters.
- 51:08 St. Mary Magdalene as the exemplar of penitence and how she has been blasphemously hijacked as a mascot for feminism and shamelessness
- 56:05 St. Mary Magdalene as depicted in art – ALWAYS penitent
- 1:00:00 The closer you get to God, the more you realize how horrific your sins are, and the more you should experience the grace of shame
- 01:04:23 Enjoining St. Mary Magdalene to pray to God for us for the gift of tears. St. Mary Magdalene is present with us, along with all saints and all angels, at every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The temporal and spatial transcendence of the once-for-all Sacrifice of Calvary through the Mass.
- 01:17:53 Matthew 17:20 Initiative
- 01:22:45 The importance of praying for The Church
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