Father Skurla had originally penned a more conciliatory and subdued pro
Bayside statement we are told, but while kneeling in prayer shortly before
he was to give his now famous and historic talk, he felt an interior
inspirationas though the voice of the Blessed
Virgin herselfurging him on to a complete and
unequivocal endorsement of Our Lady's messages at Bayside. Please take a
few minutes to read all of Father Skurla's sermon; it is most
enlightening. Let us hope and pray that Father Skurla's courageous voice,
like a modern day St. John the Baptist crying in the wilderness, will be
heeded by the many clerical Nicodemuses, who do not have the fortitude to
openly and publicly acknowledge the call of their Mother at Bayside.
On this Palm Sunday, let us think about the Sixth Station of the Cross,
the Way of the Cross, where Our Lord meets Veronica. According to the text
of St. Alphonsus, it says in our typical books: "Consider now the holy
woman, Veronica, seeing Jesus so afflicted and His face bathed in sweat
and blood, presented Him with a towel with which she wiped His adorable
face, leaving on it the impression of His Holy Countenance." My friends,
let us place ourselves mentally at this scene.
Most of the crowd has been in a wild frenzy, and most
of them are reacting against Jesus. Those people who are out to get Him,
and those people who normally follow the crowd, we have them even today.
Together they proceed with the greatest sacrilege of all time. Oh, but
wait a minute; wait a minute! Not everyone is against Jesus. We can see
one brave soulsomeone who dared to be differentwho
wipes His afflicted face with a towel. Because of this charitable act, she
will be in the Heart of Jesus for all eternity.
Would you believe, children and grownups,
would you believe that in the year 1982, Jesus is sentenced to be
crucified againthis time through His Mystical Body,
the Churchmy friends, of which Church you and I are
members of. But cancer (you know what cancer is; we hear the word so much)cancer
has set into the Church through Satan, who has entered the Church. Satan
has entered the Church! Through the instrumentality of modernism, secular
humanism and communism, the devil has influenced many of the changes in
our One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Now here we are at the Sixth Station once
again. Here comes Jesus! Here comes Jesus down that road carrying that
cross once more, with His face bathed in sweat and blood. In the actual
events portrayed in the Gospels, at the sixth Station, where we saw
Veronica express her innermost feelings, we must keep in mind that the
religion of that day, for Veronica, was the Jewish religion, to which
Veronica belonged. She belonged to that religion. Veronica's church
leaders, the priests and the high priests, had already decided and judged
to crucify Jesus; and by helping Jesus, and by wiping His face with a
towel, she had to defy what her priests were doing.
Most of us, or too many of us, follow the
leader. You and I both, we have been correctly trainedto
a point, correctly trained to obey our priests and bishops. And we should,
and definitely we should. The Blessed Mother has been begging, with tears
in her eyes, for you people to pray for us priests and bishops, and the
cardinals. It's because we have failed that they have so much difficulty.
Today, we have been caught up in the modes of modernism, with the
mainstream of Catholics going along with the changes. As I talk to
Catholics like yourselves, I find that, like myself, they are very
confused. Is there anywhere we can turn to with some kind of certainty to
find the answers to today's dilemma?
Some of the changes are causing serious
damage to the Catholic Church. In the name of progress, bishops and
priests and laymen go along with changes which are harmful to Jesus
Christ's Mystical Body, the Church. In these times, is there anyone among
us in our area, in this country, the good old U.S.A.is
there anyone among us brave enough to speak out? One of your priests
should be here telling you about this, but I'm afraid they might be afraid
to get a smaller parish.
And I am not a subject of your bishop. The
Blessed Mother, I feel, has urged, not only asked me, to give this message
If Veronica of the Gospels had not wiped the
face of Jesus with the towel, He would have been crucified anyway, because
Jesus was destined by Divine will to be so crucified for our sinsyours
and mine. But Veronica changed her own destiny by her free will. God
doesn't interfere with free will. She changed her own destiny, not Jesus'.
And by her little act of kindness by stepping out, being different from
the crowd . . . she stepped out from the crowd and went over and wiped the
face of Jesus. And the Mystical Body, who is our Lord, He needs people
like you to come out of the crowd and wipe His face. The beautiful act of
love on the part of Veronica! And no matter what you and I will do now in
these days, 1982, the damage in the Church, which is permitted by God and
foretold in the Bible, will happen. But you and I, we can change our own
becoming another Veronica.
It must be very difficult for you lay people,
because I have been a priest over twenty five years and many things have
happened [recently] that threaten what I was taught about the Church, and
believed in my heart about the Church to be the truth about it. And I,
too, like you, look around and ask myself: "I wonder what Jesus and Mary
are thinking about all of these changes?"
Well, as fate would have it, Divine
Providence has supplied us with solutions. These solutions come from a
very concerned Jesus and Mary. But, remember, the devil would do anything
to keep this
information from you. History has recognized
another VeronicaVeronica Lueken, a simple housewife
like many of you, to whom Jesus and Mary have appeared for over ten years.
For the most part, the devil has kept this information from most of us.
Ah, but wouldn't the devil like to
prevent me from going on, and keep my
Jesus and Mary have appeared to Veronica on
the evening of all major feasts of the Catholic
Church. Going against the popular
opinion of Church leaders and the mainstream, Veronica of
Long Island has been willing to accept
all the crosses involved in being the voice box, the
transmitter of the messages from Jesus
and Mary to Her children. Now, if there are divine
chastisements and punishments coming
to the earth and the people in it, do you think that Jesus
and Mary would sit back and let these
things happen without warning us?
I myselfand I speak
for myself and no one elseI myself have studied
these messages for almost ten years, and I found in them the peace and the
light and the information that a twentieth century
Catholic needs in these troubled
times. In these most difficult times, Jesus and Our Heavenly
Mother have warned us of the days
ahead. She is giving us all the information that we need to help
us pull through the coming
chastisementwhich has already been sanctioned by
Father, and is on its way.
So I think, children, there is nothing to be
giggling and laughing about. These things are serious, and they should be
looked into. Our Mother Mary has spoken out on this issue. And you say:
"Why Father? Why are these things
going to happen to young people and old people? What did we do wrong?".
Mainly, without going into a long discourse, abortions! The terrible crime
Our Mother Mary has spoken out on this issue
in a message of December 28, 1974. She appeared
to Veronica and showed her a scene
where babies were dumped in the garbage. There was a
mixture of little tiny heads and
little tiny arms and little tiny legs; and Mary said: "Yes. My child,
murder; this is not a pretty sight!
All who even share in a slight measure of responsibility for the
murder of the unborn shall send
themselves into the abyss. Repent now for your murders."
For Her apparitions in the United States at
Bayside, Our Lady wants to be known as Our Lady of
the Roses, Mary, Help of Mothers. And
you, mothers, know that there's no better title for
American mothers: Our Lady of the
Roses, Mary, Help of Mothers. Mary and Jesus have spoken
out on the very issues that seem to
confuse most of us: Abortion is murder. Men will not dress as
and women will not dress as men. Women
should not wear slacks or jeans. You should not
laugh in Church. Jesus has said that
no woman will enter the ministry and will not minister in any
way. Now I couldn't say that, and you
couldn't say it, but Jesus said it; and He had a right to say
it. On homosexuality, He said: "All
who take part in it or condone it shall be destroyed." Rock music has been
consecrated to Satan.
Padre Piomy very good
friend, whom I pray to all the timePadre Pio
appeared on April 5, 1975 at Bayside, New York, and said: "The Holy
Sacrifice of the Mass is being celebrated in a manner
that is not approved and pleasing to
Almighty God." Not that it's not valid, but it is not pleasing to Almighty
God. Kneel for Communion. We say in the Scriptures: "At the Name of Jesus
everyone should bend," then why do we stand for Holy Communion, when we
have Jesus in person? Do not accept Holy Communion in the hand! Do not
lose faith in the Mass. However, whether
your priest is a saint or whether your
priest is a sinner, Jesus will come to you. The Mass is valid.
Why? Because Jesus says it is! But,
even more important than all these things, and the reason why I'm talking
the way I am, is that Mary says: People, Pray the Rosary! Pray the Rosary!
of the Blessed MotherShe's
having a difficult time holding the hand of God back: "My Son's hand has
now been withdrawn, and the tribulation is coming upon mankind." She can't
And Jesus has also said: "My Mother has set
Herself to hold off a just chastisement upon mankind
for many years, but very few listened
to Her." And Jesus says: "Your time has run out. Her
warnings have gone by unaccepted,
unnoticed and rejected, even by My clergy. Do not speculate
on dates. If you are not ready now
you'll never be. The tribulation is at hand. My voice cries out to
you all now to be prepared."
Prayer now is the only means, with actions,
for saving souls in our country, the U.S.A., and your
fellow citizens where Jesus is saying:
"Prayer is the only means to save souls in your country and
your fellow citizens, for destruction
is about to come upon you. Pray, My children. for strength. It
will take great courage to remain in
the Catholic Church in the days ahead, but your courage shall
be the cross and the knowledge of the
truth. Remember, do not become a worshipper of the
creature. but of the Creator; for the
creature is the world and the world is Satan. The Creator is
your God, and His world is the Kingdom
of Paradise. This choice will be yours." Each and
everyone of usman,
woman or childwill have to make his decision. No
man shall be lost unless
he is lost of his own free will.
Jesus said: "My children, you will read and
reread the messages from Heaven given through My
Mother to you. Read them well. You
will receive great knowledge, and you will be able to know the
day, the hour of the tribulation." The
end of my quote for Jesus.
People today are confused. People need
somewhere to turn. Our leaders have been led astray, and
here we are obliged to obey them; but
not when what our leaders ask contradicts what God has
said. We should rather fear God and
not man. God has given us another Veronica, but the devil
stepped in and caused enormous
confusion about the messages; and, as of yet the Church has not
approved the apparitions that I'm
talking about. I don't ask you to go there, but Jesus has asked
you to go in the messages. I'm asking
you to read the messages and pray over them.
All my confusion as a priest, a Catholic
priest, and all my doubts were eliminated when I read the instructions of
Jesus and Mary. Fatima has been called a reaffirmation of the Gospels. I
the messages of Jesus and Mary on Long Island
do not, nor could they ever contradict what is
contained in the Gospels. The messages
are in perfect harmony with all the things that I believe in
and was taught about the Catholic
I was in communion with your priests all
along, and we always agreed on everything. I went to be a
priest twenty five years ago because I
was impressed with the beauties of the Catholic Church; but
Satan has entered into the Church and
changed it so much [that] it has lost much of its beauty. It
is no longer attracting our young men
into the priesthood. And If I was living [as a youngster]
today, I doubt if I would go. It's
not the same Church.
The messages of Bayside restored my
confidence in the Church once more, and once again I am
proud to be . . . because things
haven't that much changed; we're trying to change, but Christ
The messages of Bayside restored my
confidence in the Catholic Church once more. I will stake my reputation,
if that means anything, on the doctrine contained in the messages. The
doctrine is the
same as I was trained in over the years.
I want to go on record as personally
accepting the messages until proven otherwise by our good,
kind, loving Holy Father. But to
accept the messages today, on Palm Sunday 1982, it requires an
exceptional amount of grace, similar
to the amount of grace that it took in courage for Veronica
to step out of the crowd and wipe the
face of Jesus. I don't expect everybody to have that kind of
grace, but I know that when the
Warning comes, more people will believe in these things. Similar to that
given to Veronica in the Gospels, you have to be strong in the faith, deep
convictions, and brave.
So I say, yes, we're told traditionally to
meditate on the Passion as portrayed by the four
Evangelists. Yes, read the Passion;
but I ask you with all the love in my heart, read the messages.
And if you read messages that purport
to be messages from Jesus and Mary, don't you have a
right to know what They are saying,
especially when They are saying very serious things about
May the Blessed Mother and Our Lord inspire
you to have a very good Holy Week. And don't just
sit passively by, but place yourselves
on the road to Calvary, right next to Jesus and say: "Jesus,
what can I do in 1982 to help?"
Meditate on the Passion of Our Lord. The Blessed Mother says we don't
meditate on the Passion enough.
Stick with your Church, your pastor and your priest, because the Blessed
Mother is telling you in
these messages: "Stay with your Church."
Don't give up. You may disagree with the priest, or one
of the priests, if you have more; but
She says that when the priest makes the Consecration, Our
Lord will not hold that against you:
that bread and wine will change into the Body and Blood of
Jesus, and Our Lord will come to you.
And you need that strength you will get from the Holy
So, pray for your bishops, cardinals and
priestsreally pray! And may Our Blessed Lord be
all of us, and may God bless us; and the
Blessed Mother bless us that we have the grace to do
God's will in this life, and that we
may be found worthy of His Heavenly Kingdom.