Rorate Caeli

Pray for Haiti

The picture is from Daylife.

The Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, Msgr. Joseph Serge Miot, is among the dead.


Dan Hunter said...

Ave Maria please come to the aid of that poor country.

Anonymous said...

It is looking very bad; great devastation and loss of life including many clerics and seminarians apparently.

And this nation was poor to begin with...

Peter Haddad said...

Could it be God's Wrath for the paganization of Catholicism by Voodoo in Haiti (or by Santeria in Cuba and other pagan religion in South America)?

The wrath of God and the fear of God are things we hardly think of anymore!

"I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;

Do not have any other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

You shall not bow down to them or worship them;

for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me,

but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments."

Dan Hunter said...

Mr Palad,

I was wondering if there are any organizations in the US that are sponoring US civilians to go help in Haiti?
I am considering going there to help if this is possible.
You can e-mail me at:

God bless

Anonymous said...

Peter Haddad: this could be, but why God spared Brasil and liberation-theology-Latin America?

jasoncpetty said...

A before photo of the Cathedral.

Dominic Mary said...

As well as praying for the dead, and for the physical needs of the living, let us remember, also, to pray that they may keep their faith.

Earthquakes are a tremendous challenge to one's belief in the established order of nature, especially in such traumatic circumstances.

I have posted on this here

M. A. said...

Such horrendous occurrences make me fearful that we could be similarly chastised in the not too distant future. Is there a righteous nation in existence anywhere in the world?

Why not me? Why not us? God have mercy! I will include Haiti in my rosaries.

Jean said...

May God bless them, and may the Apb. rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

100 catholic seminarists died

Anonymous said...

Luke 13:2 And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered thus? 3 I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."


Jordanes said...

Not that their calamitous deaths weren't on account of their sins, but that all sinners merit a like death.

joe said...

May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.Just heard this through the grapevine.AMERICAN AIRLINES is taking doctors and nurses to Haiti for free. Please call 212-697-9767. UPS is shipping packages under 50lbs to Haiti for free. If you have anything you want to donate, UPS is the place to take it.Joe Gallaher

M. A. said...

"Please call 212-697-9767. UPS is shipping packages under 50lbs to Haiti for free."

The above is a false rumor. It is not true.

Anonymous said...

Not all sins are equal. There is a hierarchy of sin. Those offending God directly are the worst.

Voodoo is the state religion of Haiti since 2003.

And this is voodoo-Catholic (?) ritual

Every year in summer thousands of pilgrims from all over Haiti make the religious journey to the small village of Ville Bonheur and the nearby Saut d'Eau waterfall. It is believed that 150 years ago the spirit of Virgin Mary has appeared on a palm tree close to the waterfall. Haitians wearing only underwear perform a bathing and cleaning ritual under the 100-foot-high waterfall. Vodou followers (many Haitians practise both vodou and catholicism) hope that Erzulie Dantor, the Vodou spirit of water, manifest itself and they get possessed for a short moment, touched by her presence.

Freedom of religion is unbelievably hideous and satanic.

Lord, have mercy.

Anonymous said...

Poor Michael Savage, all in a dither over Pat Robertson suggesting the wrath of God. Yes, the innocent also suffer when God punishes (see the Fatima message), or allows an earthquake to occur that He might have stopped.

The verses from Luke are quite appropriate.

Oh Lord! Forgive us our sins.


Anonymous said...

I find it curious that the lands where voodoo and Santeria and neo-paganism flourished (New Orleans, Indonesia, Haiti) are suffering harsh calamities first. Yet even the "catholic" nations, like Malta and Poland and Ireland are, while not given over yet, have great problems with desecration of the Holy Name. I have been to a few soccer matches in Malta where all you can hear is God and His Mother's names constantly blasphemed while it does not seem to bother many that children are there. Abortion and other human sacrifice in the West trample over many other commandments.

At least the Holy Father, in the new post, is focusing on liturgy and worship of the Lord first. From there, we can have a hope to weed out the sins against His commandments.

Kyrie Eleison!

A sinful Knight of Malta, Toronto, Canada

Anonymous said...

Photo from Haiti.

Anonymous said...

Assisi was also punished by earthquake for the well-known abomination that was conducted there.

It looks like God doesn't appreciate the elements of sanctification impelling towards catholic unity present in the voodoo-catholic Haitan religion.

Jordanes said...

It looks like God doesn't appreciate the elements of sanctification impelling towards catholic unity present in the voodoo-catholic Haitan religion.

No, it's not whatever might be good in voodoo that God doesn't appreciate (unless you hold the monstrous opinion that God is evil), but all that is evil in voodoo.

Anonymous said...

Jordanes, in your last comment, I suggest that you have misinterpreted Anonymous. He is being sarcastic when he refers to the 'elements of sanctification' in voodoo.

I don't think that there are any elements of sanctification in voodoo. It is not just some flawed form of Christianity.


Jordanes said...

In Haiti, there is commingling of Catholic and pagan elements in their demonic religion.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I think it is not reasonable, and it is contrary to the law of nature that God punishes his people with natural disasters. Every spot on earth is full of sinners of various degrees. God would have blown up the world a thousand years ago if causing earthquakes was his practice of chastising. If you think this way, your superstition is as bad as practicers of Voodoo!

Jordanes said...

Tell it to the Holy Spirit, who had no qualms or the slightest hesitation about inspiring holy men to describe in the Holy Scriptures God's use of natural disasters as punishment for sin.

Your opinion is contrary to the Christian faith, and your characterising the Christian belief on this matter as equivalent to voodoo superstitition is blasphemy.