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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Jackson Hole and You

By Anna Von Reitz

All I really need to tell you is that "G7" was a meeting of governments and Jackson Hole was a meeting of bankers, and you should automatically turn your attention to what went on in Jackson Hole.   

We have the Brits in their usual role as Agents of Destruction.

We have the Americans in their usual role as Savior Fall Guys.  

At least the Brits have admitted the logical necessity of vastly expanding their already completely insupportable credit bubble in order to keep afloat.  

I am reminded of a famous British Naval History saga in which a British ship in a Dutch port laden with a load of manure labeled "Ship High In Transport" was in danger of both sinking and exploding at once.  

The danger of sinking was caused by numerous leaks in the planking of the hull and the inability of the bilge pumps to keep up.  

The danger of exploding was caused by the increase of methane gas that is released in greater quantities when the manure gets wet.  

So here we are at the bilge pumps, both parents working three jobs and at least 60 hours per week trying to keep the family in a house with a roof and food on the table..... and there are the bankers adding to the problem they created and suggesting that more of what caused the problem is what is needed to solve it. 

Just let us exponentially increase our debt bubble and keep insuring ourselves with your assets, at your expense, and all will be well.   

We'll just float a cashless currency on nothing at all, think up some new Big Words to dazzle the bystanders,  and continue to claim that a "dollar" of hot air is equivalent to a "dollar" of silver or a "dollar" of gold or a "dollar" of oil.... and no matter how many "hot air dollars" we issue, we maintain Value Parity.  

Here, specifically, is what the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney proposed at Jackson Hole ---- adoption of a "Synthetic Hegemonic Currency" which would be a "virtual currency" ---- that is, nothing but digits on a computer screen, a virtual currency in a virtual reality --- to replace the "US" Dollar, and of course, this completely baseless currency is to be issued "without constraint" by the Central Bankers. 

That is, they want to issue as many digits as they like, pegged against your labor and your resources, with no cost to them, no risk to them, and no limit to the credit they propose to extend to themselves and whoever their Cronies may be.  

I have a better idea.... but first, back to British Naval History and Adventures in Shipping High in Transit.... the First Mate and the Ship's Carpenter came up with a plan to enclose two side compartments on either side of the main cargo bay and completely seal them with pitch and caulking, and, taking a lesson from hot balloonists, fill these compartments with hot air so as to lift the ship up on both ends and suspend the reeking cargo in between these "Elevation Chambers" long enough to get the cargo ashore.      

Sort of similar to the "Synthetic Hegemonic Currency", don't you think? 

The use of such air bladders to perform a variety of repairs at sea was, at the time, the very latest in naval technology back then, just like cyber currencies are the latest financial technology now.  

The bankers are taking up a practice they learned during the New Deal, and which is clearly stated in the 1934 Emergency Banking Act.  The Perpetrators just arbitrarily declared that their paper "dollar" would be equivalent to an American Silver Dollar at a one-to-one fixed Exchange Rate.  

This allowed them to exchange paper for silver for the cost of printing--- and do this on an endless basis, at least, until the American Silver ran out.    

Now they propose to exchange mere digits in a computer ledger for a "hegemony" of actual, factual commodities, including silver, gold, water, wheat, rice and what-have-you.  

They are saving themselves even the printing costs of their scam and broadening the scope of commodities they can steal to promote it.  

This is how "the US" ran up a $23 trillion dollar National Debt.  A very real, very factual debt owed mainly to the Americans and plus another $4 trillion secondarily owed to the Chinese. 

Unfortunately, the rest of us are not asleep and not trusting the bankers this time around, so the idea that we should allow them to run up an infinite debt against us and keep all the profit for themselves causes a rising gorge reaction and a natural desire to hang them as pirates without the necessity of a trial.  

Just the fact that Mr. Carney would dare to voice such a prospect is indicative of his utter arrogance and disrespect for both the common sense of the issue and the people he is proposing to rob.  

We do have laws on the books that allow us to hang pirates.  

Back to the Dutch Port and the S.H.I.T. problem.... the British sailors risked life and limb to carry out the plan and pump hot air into the Elevation Chambers, but the additional buoyancy was not sufficient and the effort to off-load the cargo to Dutch Farmers was not proceeding fast enough. 

The Dutch Farmers had heard about the problems on board the ship and were familiar with what happens when you have wet manure in an enclosed space. Despite drastically reduced prices, they were not eager to come close enough to collect the manure off the ship.  

So, there the British seamen sat, waiting to sink or blow up.  Then as now. 

The frantic Dutch Harbormaster implored his Government to do something to get the British dung scow away from his pier and towed out of the harbor to no avail.  "What are the British doing exporting manure anyway? Certainly they need it for their own fields!"  

Some Members of Parliament, disturbed by the odor of a neighboring pig farm too close to the noble nostrils, came up with the scheme. 

Ah, well..... history repeats itself.  And now you know why the EU is so mad at Britain.  The Brits caused the problem, hauled their manure over to the Continent, and now propose to depart via a different route home, leaving "the problem" docked in Brussels and Berlin and as much as possible, Rome. 

The fact is that they have created a completely insurmountable Odious Debt and they all know it, but nobody is willing to take the paper loss.  They would rather off-load their problem onto the backs of the working people and the productive sectors of the economies of the affected countries, which is basically all of the Western World.  

This is also why they all have such a problem with Donald Trump.  He has other options and a belief (borne out by actual prior experience) that energizing the manufacturing and productive capacities of our country will expand the economy. 

If need be, the issuance of an "executive" national currency like Lincoln's Greenbacks or Kennedy's intended Kennedy Dollars, could be used to raise money for broad spectrum re-investment in fundamentals that would put people back to work, maybe even kick start a General Employment Program to hire people off the unemployment and welfare rolls to do work similar to the Depression Era Work Projects Administration.  

Even more "destructive" from the standpoint of people like Mark Carney, Trump might even fire the Federal Reserve and establish a new National Central Bank. 

Wouldn't that be a kicker in the knickers?  

Such a practical solution would be nothing at all  like the rose-colored limitless credit for the banks to pass out with no risk to themselves, as envisioned by Mr. Carney, with all their gambling and speculation underwritten and insured by the public, too, since the repeal of Glass-Steagall and the merger of so-called "investment bank" activities with standard commercial bank functions.

Yes, Mr. Carney and the Bank of England are envisioning Banker Paradise; I trust that we are all ready and willing to send them to Heaven or elsewhere, using other means.   

It's time for these banks to be taken over and nationalized.  All of them.  Beginning with the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.  

It's also high time to re-instate Glass-Steagall in the U.S. and similar protective provisions in other countries, too.   This makes it clear to the bankers that their self-protective sopping up of credit intended to go back into the General Economy isn't a viable long-term strategy.  It also tells them that their risky ventures and favorite boondoggles will have to be underwritten by other means. 

It's a hot day.  The Captain and First Mate and Ship's Cook and Ship's Carpenter have disappeared in the night.   Some lost-looking British sailors have begged places to stay with generous prostitutes, until they can find another ship.  The reeking, slowly sinking old British ship rides against the pier.  The Harbormaster despairs.  

Ironically, the Elevation Chambers are keeping the old wreck barely afloat, which increases the chances of a catastrophic explosion.  There's no way to tow the wreck out to sea.  The only possible ---and relatively fortunate outcome, would be if the ship just sank, straight down, beside the pier.  

After a few years the cargo would naturally degrade and except for the loss of pier space in the harbor and occasional noxious bubbles of methane breaking the surface, all could be endurable.  In time, the Harbor Master muses, there could be a dredging operation using cranes and pulley systems and winches to remove the wreckage.  Things could get back to normal with nobody getting killed and no great physical damage to the harbor.  

Acting upon this inspiration, the Harbormaster pays exorbitant sums to men willing to go below the water line on the old ship, and, with bits and braces, bore holes through the rotten planking on the hull, hoping to speed the ingress of seawater and sink the ship and its cargo beside the pier.  He sets up pumps to pump seawater into the ship toward the same end.  He even risks his own life to go aboard and open up the Elevation Chambers.  

All to no avail.  The old British ship stays stubbornly afloat, if only on a crust of barnacles.  It is sinking slowly, but the amount of methane is increasing every hour.  

The G7 can and will do nothing, because they are in debt to these Looters called Bankers.  The only people who can help them out of the jam they are in, are the same people they have plundered, pillaged, and defrauded for a hundred and fifty years.  

You see the problem?  

Finally, one hot evening in August, the Harbormaster clears the harbor.  He hires an expert archer with a crossbow to shoot a flaming arrow into the wreck.  The resulting explosion is heard in Paris. The Dutch pier is badly damaged.  The British Government refuses to pay for it.  The Dutch Government passes laws against British manure imports.  

How soon we forget.  

Now, this is a somewhat funny story, but the situation is desperate.  We absolutely cannot let the Bankers get away with what they are proposing. And the U.S. Congress which is insurmountably in debt to these same bankers cannot be allowed to act "for" us in this matter.  It is imperative that Americans wake up, assemble their States, and do their own mop-up.  

Run, don't walk ---- go to and learn more. 

It is also imperative that President Trump be supported in his efforts and that he supports us.  Come what may, he has stayed the course and continues to make progress against the Swamp.  

The New York Federal Reserve CEO has threatened Trump with having to take the risk of an economic and financial meltdown right around election time---- ironically, a risk that the Federal Reserve and IMF have created --- if he continues to spar and bargain with China.  

This is because China has nailed the Fed for its debts to China.  The Federal Reserve wants us to be stripped naked to pay its debts to China.  And God forbid when the Americans wake up, because the Fed owes us roughly five times what it owes to China.   

Do you notice all the British Corporations upping anchor and beating for home?  BP just sold off all its interests in Alaska.  Care to take a guess why?  Because the Brits are afraid that we will find our compass and cajones and nationalize everything they claim to own.  

But heck, we can do that anyway, no matter where they roam or what name they adopt.  The world has become a smaller place.  It's no longer possible for them to just disappear over the horizon and escape the consequences of their actions.  

An end to the British manure trade is infinitely preferable to the solution proposed by Mr. Carney. 

Does anyone have a match?  And some rope?  


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No Pledge of Allegiance

By Anna Von Reitz

Generations of American school children have been pushed to learn (and recite by heart) something taught to them as "The Pledge of Allegiance".  They are never told what a "pledge" is, much less the hidden meaning of this odd observance--- and the fact that no American should ever recite it for any reason.  

A "pledge" is an ancient feudal act offering a promise of material interest and subservience to a monarch.  

It has nothing to do with America nor with our lawful government.  

This will come as a great shock to many, but The Pledge of Allegiance is literally un-American.

The only monarch seeking such pledges is the British Monarch, usurping upon our States and our People, and seeking voluntary conversion and subjection of ourselves and our property assets to the Queen. 

So that is what The Pledge of Allegiance is all about --- agreeing to act as a British Territorial "Citizen" and agreeing to subject yourself and your property to the mercies of the British Queen, instead of claiming your birthright as an American. 

The Pledge of Allegiance is just another filthy British scheme to get their hands into our pockets, and their names on the receiving end of our credit--- and that is all it has ever been.  

It's difficult to tell that to men and women who have, in mindless good faith and trust,  recited this "allowance" of unlawful conversion since childhood ---- but the facts are the facts.  

Getting you to recite "The Pledge of Allegiance" without full disclosure is just another excuse being offered by the Brits to the rest of the world, trying to build a case that we gave them our permission to seize upon us and our assets and that we voluntarily accepted British rule ---- when nobody ever told you what a pledge was, nor the affect of it. 

Look at it for what it is ---- "I" ---- this can only mean the Speaker, which is you, the man or woman reciting this. 

"Pledge" ---- ancient feudal act subjecting oneself to a monarch. 

"Allegiance" --- a status of subservience to a monarch; 

"to the United States of America"  ---- and which "United States of America" is it referring to?  Oh, the British Territorial version, of course. 

"and to the Republic for which it stands" ---- and since when do we have "a" Republic in this country?   We have fifty republican states, but that does not "a" Republic make.  

No, the only thing that can be construed as "a" Republic is the Washington, DC international city-state oligarchy, attempting to substitute its municipal government as the civilian government owed to this country.  

"one nation under God" --- but, wait a minute, our government observes strict separation of church and state!  What's going on here?  Turns out that it's a foreign government being represented, the Theocracy of the Roman Catholic Church running the Municipal Governments worldwide.  

"indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."  --- but, wait!  Our States are independent States. Obviously,  they have their own character and government.   And what is this thing called "liberty"?  We are to inherit freedom..... not liberty.  

Liberty is what British sailors get when they reach port.  

The Pledge of Allegiance, far from serving any patriotic purpose, seeks to justify the undermining and dismantling of our own lawful government to benefit the Municipal United Government representing itself as "a" Republic and the British Territorial Government doing business under our Delegated Power and under our name as "the United States of America" --- Incorporated.  

These two foreign governmental services providers are seeking to benefit themselves at the expense of your lawful government and you, and every time that you or anyone else says this Pledge of Allegiance you are nailing yourselves and your country more firmly to this cross of European Fraud and Deceit.  

When people trot out The Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of any public function or meeting, they are --- knowingly or unknowingly --- serving Notice that you are in the right church, but the wrong pew.  Your British and Papist Public Servants are conducting your business "for" you, and when you recite their Pledge of Allegiance, you are subjecting yourself and your assets to their administration.  

You are agreeing to serve the Queen and the Theocracy ruling the Municipal Government of Washington, DC.  Both.  And pay taxes to both.  And when the rest of the world sees Americans stupidly reciting their agreement to all this, what is the rest of the world to think? 

If it is not your intention to give away your assets and subject yourself politically to the Queen and the Pope, then it is high time that you learned what The Pledge of Allegiance is and what it implies.  

Far from being American or patriotic or any kind of good thing at all for any American, The Pledge of Allegiance is a form of entrapment and Unconscionable Contract,  a power-grab and justification for the British Government and the Municipal Government --- the old, ugly "Holy Roman Empire" -- to come in here and pillage and plunder.  

Stop being your own worst enemies.  Wise up. Take a stand.  Declare your birthright political status.  Join your State Assemblies --- go to  --- and learn what is going on and why.  

If you care about your future, the future of your children, your country, your world, or anything else ---- listen to what I am telling you.  And if you don't believe me, go take the time to look up the legal meaning of these words for yourself ---- then you will know for certain that the wolf is not only at the door, but in the house.  

After the small ceremony installing me as a Justice of the Peace, I went home to my hotel room and thought I would read my daily portion of the Bible before going to sleep.  Instead of the pages I intended, Psalm 119 presented itself to me.  

Yesterday, I went out to buy some used bookshelves for The Living Law Firm. It turned out that the seller was a Christian bookshop in the process of remodeling. That became my opportunity to look for a new Family Bible. In the evening, I sat down to read from it for the first time, and again, the book seemed to open by itself--- this time to Jeremiah 51. 

Jeremiah 51 is the Great Condemnation against the Chaldeans and Babylon, one after another.  First, the Chaldeans are chastised --- the Germans.  Next, the Babylonians are destroyed -- those who sit upon the many waters, the jurisdiction of the sea --- a worldwide hegemony.   

The Chaldeans survive, but Babylon is slated for utter and permanent destruction. 

Think about that.  There is only one glimmer of hope, and that is that they will repent their crimes and correct their government.  This was confirmed again this morning by Ezekiel 45:9, which rebukes the princes of Israel for their violence and plundering and tells them to "stop dispossessing my people".  

This is exactly what is happening here --- Americans are being dispossessed by fraud and guile, and it is being done via racketeers plundering us under color of law.  

As I look around the world, it's clear that the same thing is being done all over, in every country I can think of.  And all this violence is being driven by mindless greed, at the behest of men and women who already have more than they can ever spend in a hundred lifetimes. 

Psalm 119 is the lament of the Justices of the Peace confronting this lawlessness and falsehood.  Jeremiah 51 is the End Cap, declaring the end for these people if they will not repent and correct.  And Ezekiel is the Power of the Prophets come home to roost, telling them exactly what they must do: stop the violence and plundering and dispossession.  Or else. 

Please notice that they have choice.  God does not mandate their destruction.  If it comes, they choose it themselves.  This is a truth that applies to all of us.  

We are called upon this day to choose life, to choose sharing, to choose what is just and good.  Let us choose what is right with all our hearts and place our pleas before Our Father, because everything happens for a reason.  It is no happenstance that these scriptures have come forward to me.  

The hour is very late.  Those who have plotted in the darkness are well-known. Those who have murdered the innocent are seen.  The false leaders who have taught their employees to rob and steal, their names are written down.  Those who have dealt in treachery and guile to entrap the poor with words of art and deceitful practices like "The Pledge of Allegiance" --- these wrong-doers will be repaid and reap what they have sown--- and not by the hand of any earthly King, but by the Living God.  


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Instruction on the Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine's
The Church's Year

The Introit of the Mass is the prayer of a troubled soul, entreating God for assistance against its enemies:
INTROIT Incline unto my aid, O God: O Lord, make haste to help me: let my enemies be confounded and ashamed, who seek my soul. Let them be turned backward and blush for shame, who desire evils to me. (Ps. LXIX) Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
COLLECT Almighty and merciful God, of whose gift it cometh that the faithful do Thee homage with due and laudable service: grant, we beseech Thee, that we may run without stumbling to the attainment of Thy promises. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end, Amen.
EPISTLE (II Cor. III. 4-9.) Brethren, such confidence we have through Christ towards God: not that we are sufficient to think any thing of ourselves, as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God, who also hath made us fit ministers of the New Testament, not in the letter, but in the spirit: for the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth. Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance, which is made void: how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather in glory? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more the ministration of justice aboundeth in glory.
EXPLANATION St. Paul speaks in the epistle, from which this extract is taken, of the conversion of the Corinthians, which he accomplished not by his own ability, but with the help of God, who made him a minister of the New Testament, a teacher of the true religion of Christ. The New Testament by the grace of the Holy Ghost recalls the sinner from the death of sin, reconciles him to God, and thus enlivens and makes him pleasing to God; whereas the letter of the Old Law, which contains more eternal ceremonies and fewer commandments, changes not the man, but rather destroys him, that is, threatens with death the transgressor of the law instead of freeing him from sin and reconciling him to God, thus permitting him to die the eternal death. St. Paul preached the true religion of Christ, which vivifies, justifies, and sanctifies man. If the ministry of Moses was so glorified by God, that his countenance shone, when he returned from Mount Sinai, where God gave him the law, how much more dignified and glorious must be the ministry of the New Law. Learn from this to esteem the office of preaching, and be humble like St. Paul, who trusted not in himself but in God, to whom he ascribed all honor.
Tenth Sunday After PentecostGOSPEL (Luke X. 23-37.) At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. For I say to you that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things that you hear, and have not heard them. And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him, and saying: Master, what must I do to possess eternal life? But he said to him: What is written in the law? how readest thou? He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. And he said to him: Thou hast answered rightly: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbor? And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who also stripped him, and having wounded him, went away; leaving him half dead. And it chanced that a certain priest went down the same way, and seeing him, passed by. In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by. But a certain Samaritan, being on his journey, came near him: and seeing him, was moved with compassion. And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him: and the next day he took out two pence, and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him, and whatsoever, thou shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay thee. Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbor to him that fell among robbers? But he said: He that showed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.
Why does Christ call His disciples blessed?
Because they had the happiness which so many patriarchs and prophets had desired in vain, namely: of seeing Him and hearing His teaching. Though we have not the happiness to see Jesus and hear Him, nevertheless we are not less blessed than the apostles, since Christ pronounces those blessed who do not see and yet believe. (John XX. 29.)
What, besides faith, is necessary for salvation?
That we love God and our neighbor, for in these two commandments consists the whole law. (Matt. XXII. 40.)
Who is our neighbor?1
Every man, be he an acquaintance or a stranger, poor or rich, of our faith or of another; for the Samaritan did not ask the one who had fallen among robbers: Who and whence are you? but considered him his neighbor, and proved himself as such by his prompt assistance.
How should we love our neighbor?
As we love ourselves, that is, we should wish him everything good, and when in necessity do to him as we would wish others to do to us, and, on the contrary, not wish nor do to him anything that we do not wish to be done to ourselves. In this way the Samaritan loved his neighbor, and in this he was far superior to the priest and the Levite.
How can we especially practice love for our neighbor?
By the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. [See instruction for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.] Besides which we must rejoice at the spiritual and corporal graces of our neighbor, which God communicates to him; we must grieve for his misfortunes, and, according to the example of St. Paul, (I Cor. I. 4.) have compassion for him; we must bear with the faults of our neighbor, as St. Paul again admonishes us: Bear ye one another's burdens, and so you shall fulfil the law of Christ. (Gal. VI. 2.)
Why should we love our neighbor?
We should love him because God commands it; but there are also other reasons which should induce us to do so. We are not only according to nature brothers and sisters in Adam, but also according to grace, in Christ, and we would have to be ashamed before animals, if we would allow ourselves to be surpassed in the love which they bear one to another; (Ecclus, XIII. 19.) all our neighbors are the image and likeness of God, bought by the blood of Jesus, and are adopted children, called to heaven, as we are; the example of Christ, who loved us, when we were yet His enemies, (Rom. V. 10.) and gave Himself for us unto death, ought to incite us to love them. But can we be His disciples, if we do not follow Him, and if we do not bear in us the mark of His disciples, i. e. the love of our neighbor? (John XIII. 35.). Finally, the necessity of the love for our neighbor ought to compel us, as it were, to it; for without it, we cannot be saved. He that loveth not, says St. John, abideth in death, (I John III. 14.) and he that loveth not his brother, whom he seeth, how can he love God whom he seeth not? (I John IV. 20.) because he transgresses one of the greatest commandments of God, and does not fulfil the law. (Rom. XIII, 10.)
What is necessary to make the love of our neighbor meritorious?
It must tend to God, that is, we must love our neighbor only in and for God, because God commands it, and it is pleasing to Him. For to love our neighbor on account of a natural inclination, or self-interest, or some other still less honorable reason, is only a natural, animal love, in no wise different from the love of the heathens; for the heathens also love and salute those who love and salute them in turn. (Matt. V. 46.)
PETITION. O my God, Father of mercy! give me a loving and compassionate heart, which will continually impel me to do good to my neighbor for Thy sake, so that I may merit the same from Thy mercy.
What is understood from this day's gospel in a higher and more spiritual sense?
According to the interpretation of the Fathers, our father Adam, and hence the whole human race is to be understood by the one who had fallen among robbers. The human race, which through the disobedience of Adam fell into the power of Satan and his angels, was robbed of original justice and the grace of God, and moreover, was wounded and weakened in all the powers of the soul by evil concupiscence. The priest and The Levite who represent the Old Law, would not and could not repair this misfortune; but Christ, the true Samaritan, embraced the interests of the wounded man, inasmuch as He poured the oil of His grace, and the wine of His blood into the wounds of man's soul, and thus healed him, and inasmuch as He led him by baptism into the inn of His Church, and there entrusted him to His priests for further care and nursing. Thank Christ, the good Samaritan, for this great love and care for you, and endeavor to make good use of His blessings by your cooperation.
He bound up his wounds pouring in oil and wine. (Luke X. 34.)
The conduct of the Samaritan in regard to the wounded man may be viewed as a figure of the holy Sacrament of Extreme Unction, in which Christ, the true Samaritan, by means of the holy oil and the prayer of the priest, His representative, dispenses His grace to the sick for the welfare of the soul and often of the body, provided the sick place no obstacle in His way.
Is Extreme Unction a Sacrament?
Yes; because it was instituted by Christ, and by it grace is conveyed to the sick through an outward sign.
Did Christ institute this Sacrament?
He did, for He sent His disciples to anoint the sick with oil and heal them, as the Evangelist writes: Going forth they preached that men should do penance: and they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. (Mark VI. 12,13.) We must believe that this unction was not invented by the apostles, but ordained by the Lord. This is confirmed by the Council of Trent, which says: (Sess. XIV. C. I.) "This sacred Unction of the sick was instituted by Christ our Lord, as indicated by St. Mark, but recommended to the faithful and promulgated by the Apostle St. James, a relative of our Lord." "Is any man," he says, "sick among you? let him bring in the priests of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick man: and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven. (James V. 14,15.) St. James could not have said this, if he had not known the institution and command of Christ: to it apostolic and uninterrupted tradition also gives testimony.
What is the external sign of this Sacrament?
The anointing with holy oil, which is blessed by the bishop on Holy Thursday, and the prayer of the priest.
What graces does this Sacrament produce in the sick man?
The Catechism of the Council of Trent enumerates the following: first, it remits sins, especially venial sins. Its primary object is not to remit mortal sin. For this the Sacrament of penance was instituted, as was that of baptism for the remission of original sin; secondly, it removes the languor and infirmity entailed by sin, with all other inconveniences. The time most seasonable for the application of this cure is, when we are visited by some severe malady, which threatens to prove fatal; for nature dreads no earthly visitation so much as death; and this dread is considerably augmented by the recollection of our past sins, particularly if the mind is harrowed by the poignant reproaches of conscience; for it is written: "They shall come with fear at the thought of their sins, and their iniquities shall stand against them to convict them." A source of alarm still more distressing is the awful reflection, that, in a few moments, we shall stand before the judgment-seat of God, whose justice will award that sentence, which our lives have deserved. The terror inspired by these considerations frequently agitates the soul with the most awful apprehensions; and to calm this terror nothing can be so efficacious as the Sacrament of Extreme Unction. It quiets our fear, illumines the gloom in which the soul is enveloped, fills it with pious and holy joy, and enables us to await with cheerfulness the coming of the Lord; thirdly, it fortifies us against the violent assaults of Satan. The enemy of mankind never ceases to seek our ruin: and if it be possible to deprive us of all hope of mercy, he more than ever increases his efforts, when he sees us approach our last end. This Sacrament, therefore, enables the recipient to fight resolutely and successfully against him; fourthly, it effects the recovery of health, if advantageous to the sick person.
What intentions must the sick man have, in order to gain these graces?
Since the Sacraments work the more powerfully the better the preparation made by those who receive them, and since by this Sacrament those sins are remitted which we have forgotten, or have not sufficiently known, the sick man should, therefore, receive beforehand, if it be possible, the holy Sacrament of Penance and the blessed Eucharist; or if this cannot be done, he should make an act of perfect contrition, and have the wish to confess if possible. He should, therefore, not defer the reception of this Sacrament to the last moment, when the violence of sickness has already taken away the use of his reason and senses, but he should ask for this Sacrament whilst yet enjoying the use of reason, so that he may receive it with devotion and salutary result.
Is this Sacrament necessary for salvation?
No; yet we should not neglect in case of sickness to partake of the excellent fruits of this Sacrament since the Council of Trent teaches: "To despise so great a Sacrament would indeed be a great sin, an insult to the Holy Ghost." (Sess. XIV. C. 3.)
Can we receive this Sacrament more than once?
We can receive it as often as we are in danger of death by sickness; but we must bear in mind that we can be anointed only once in the same sickness.
Why is this Sacrament called Extreme Unction?
Because among all the Sacraments which our Lord and Saviour ordained in His Church, this one is the last we are to receive. But from this it does not follow, as so many believe that one who receives this Sacrament must die soon, but it will rather become a means of salvation for their souls, and if it be for their eternal welfare, will also restore their bodily health.
What does the priest do when he enters the house of the sick person?
He wishes peace to the house, and prays that God may send His angels to protect its inmates, that He may drive away the enemy, console the sick, strengthen and give him health.
Why does the priest sprinkle the sick person with holy water?
To remind him that he should implore of God the forgiveness of his sins, with tears of contrition, in order to dispel the influence of the evil spirit.
Why does the priest exhort those present to pray while he administers the Sacrament?
That God may grant through their prayers whatever may contribute to the welfare of the sick man's body and soul.
For what does the priest pray when he imposes his hands on the head of the sick person?
He begs that God, through the imposition of hands and by the intercession of all the saints, may take the sick person under His protection, and destroy the power of the devil, who attacks one particularly in the hour of death.
What does the priest say at the anointing with oil?
He begs that God, through this unction and through His gracious mercy, may forgive the sick person all the sins which he has committed with his five senses. At the same time the sick person should, in a spirit of humility and with a repentant and contrite heart, implore of God the forgiveness of all his sins.
Why does the priest present the sick person a crucifix to kiss?
To remind him that, like Jesus, he should suffer with patience, and place his whole confidence in the infinite merits of the Crucified, and be willing to suffer and die for love of Him. For this reason the crucifix ought to be presented often to the dying person.
What should the sick person do after he has received the Sacrament of Extreme Unction?
He should use all his remaining strength to thank God sincerely for the benefit he has received, commend himself to the wounds and the blood of Jesus, and meditate with quiet recollection on death and eternity.
How consoling does our holy Catholic Church appear in the continual use of this Sacrament! Having, like a tender mother, received man by holy Baptism under her maternal care; by holy Confirmation given him the necessary weapons against sin, heresy, and infidelity; by the holy Sacrament of Penance purified him from stains and sins; and by the blessed Eucharist nourished him with the bread of life, enriched him with virtues, and secured him against falling, she does not desert him even in the last, all-important moment of death. In that dangerous hour when the dying person, forsaken by all, often by his most intimate friends, or looked upon with fear, lies on his bed of pain, when behind him time ceases and before him a certain, though unknown eternity opens itself, when Satan brings all his resources into play, in order to ruin his soul, and the thought of the coming judgment makes the heart tremble, - in this terrible hour the faithful mother, the Catholic Church, does not abandon him; she sends the priest, her servant, like a consoling angel to his couch, to encourage the sufferer and strengthen the fearful with the divine word, to cleanse the sinner and reconcile him with God by the Sacrament of Penance, to fortify the weak and nourish him with the bread of life, to strengthen the combatant with the holy oil, thus providing him with all the means of grace which Jesus obtained for His Church, to conduct his soul before the face of the eternal Judge, there to find grace and mercy.
Considering this, dear Christian, should you not feel happy to be a member of this Church, should you not thank God continually, and adhere faithfully to a Church, in which it is indeed not so pleasant to live, as in the bosom of irreligion, but in which it is good to die!

1. A detailed Instruction on the Love of God may be found under the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. Here we treat only of the love of our neighbor.  

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