It’s time to thank God for the Priests, Bishops, and Cardinals who profess openly that belief. It’s time to be bold.
Who can forget the four dubia cardinals?
In the time it has taken Pope Francis to respond to the dubia (not as of this writing), there are only 2 cardinals left alive. 50% of the cardinals who wrote that letter have joined their true father in heaven. Thank you bold cardinals for trying to provide clarity to the flock.
What I see happening in reality is serious: we are experiencing a very strong spiritual crisis. We are facing a silent apostasy. It concerns the whole world, but has its origin mainly in Europe. And it comes from the rejection of God, a rejection that has now been enshrined in Western consciousness…
Catholic doctrine, in short, is a person! It is Jesus in his Word…
Christ did not come to indulge society, he came to save humanity from its fall, to bring the Truth and change each of us personally, in our very depths.
Look, let me tell you: the problem here is that there are priests, bishops and even infidel cardinals who are failing – and this is just as serious as other sins – to bring the truth of Christ! They disorient the Christian faithful with their confused, ambiguous and liquid language. We must have the courage to return to the paths of spiritual combat: the fight of the faith, as St. Paul says to Timothy, because our main weapon is prayer.
Priests are urged not to speak of God and the scandal of the cross of Jesus, but to commit themselves body and soul to social issues: agriculture, ecology, dialogue, the fight against poverty, justice and peace. We no longer speak of God but of migrants, of the marginalized and the homeless!
There is much a buzz on social media and I’ll try and capture the most relevant ones that have facts based on canon law and not hearsay.
But first, let’s review the Catechism of the Catholic Church that Pope Francis is bound by:
2112 The first commandment condemns polytheism. It requires man neither to believe in, nor to venerate,other divinities than the one true God. Scripture constantly recalls this rejection of “idols, [of] silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.” These empty idols make their worshippers empty: “Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them.”42 God, however, is the “living God”43 who gives life and intervenes in history. 2113Idolatry not only refers to false pagan worship. It remains a constant temptation to faith. Idolatry consists in divinizing what is not God. Man commits idolatry whenever he honors and reveres a creature in place of God, whether this be gods or demons (for example, satanism), power, pleasure, race, ancestors, the state, money, etc. Jesus says, “You cannot serve God and mammon.”44Many martyrs died for not adoring “the Beast”45 refusing even to simulate such worship.Idolatry rejects the unique Lordship of God; it is therefore incompatible with communion with God.46 2114 Human life finds its unity in the adoration of the one God. The commandment to worship the Lord alone integrates man and saves him from an endless disintegration. Idolatry is a perversion of man’s innate religious sense. An idolater is someone who “transfers his indestructible notion of God to anything other than God.”47
This first article is just a plea for the true people who need to make these calls to please step forward and say something. The silence from so many prelates is hurting the church and it’s time to let us laity know what they think. This is a plea for every Bishop to send some sort of communication attesting to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
This next article discusses the details of canon law and what was required to have been done when announcing a resignation from a sitting Pontiff. The Pope is supposed to be the Pope until death.
In this article it gives more background on why it appears Pope Benedict XVI is silent.
This next article is more speculative in nature but I have felt the same on several points. I found the quote from Our Lady of Good Success to be very interesting. I’ll post that after the article:
The devil will work to persecute the ministers of the Lord in every way, working with baneful cunning to destroy the spirit of their vocation and corrupting many. Those who will thus scandalize the Christian flock will bring upon all priests the hatred of bad Christians and the enemies of the One, Holy, Roman Catholic, and Apostolic Church. This apparent triumph of Satan will cause enormous suffering to the good pastors of the Church…and to the Supreme Pastor and Vicar of Christ on earth who, a prisoner in the Vatican, will shed secret and bitter tears in the presence of God Our Lord, asking for light, sanctity, and perfection for all the clergy of the world, to whom he is King and Father.
Our Lady of Good Success
One thing is certain, the Catholic Church, and the world itself, is going through an upheaval of biblical proportion. When God dealt with the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah it was just a city and He sent fire to destroy it and it’s inhabitants. When the Lord found man to be nothing but wicked, as written in Genesis chapter 6, the Lord sent the great deluge, the flood. Now is a good time to reflect on the words from Our Lady of Akita, October 13, 1973.
As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests.” “The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres…churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. “The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them.”
Our Lady of Akita , October 13, 1973
Lifesite News reports on the full extent of the ceremonies being performed on Vatican grounds and in Catholic Churches within a block of the Vatican.
This last post is from Patrick Coffin and his post earlier this year, “Why Stay In a Corrupt Church?”, when the sex scandal came in its fullest. Now with the idol worship happening in some Catholic Churches, this is most appropriate for Catholics, holding to the teachings of Jesus Christ, to remember. Subscribe to the Patrick Coffin YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzifzT03gicvPKve7QrqSg/videos
That said, if a Catholic is in a church, no matter how many bishops and cardinals are participating, if idols from the Amazon are being worshiped by Amazonians, you need to leave, and as fast as you can. Jesus will not be mocked and severe punishment awaits those who celebrate with others worshiping idols.
You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,
Many martyrs died for not adoring “the Beast”45 refusing even to simulate such worship.
Exodus 20:4-5CCC 2113
Is the Catholic Church being torn apart? Is it being prepared for a great purification? Is it being prepared for the great ‘Era of Peace’ foretold at Fatima?
Some time ago I wrote an article about the immigration in America from yesteryear and some stories of those who struggled to make it through the process back in 1910-1940. The conditions for immigrants back then was pitiful and horrible from today’s standards. There are other approaches to citizenship. Approaches that are fairly lengthy, involving a Green Card to begin work, but allow you to make a living for your family while you wait through the process. And quite a long wait it will be.
Today there is another story of a young family who’s immigration story started over 19 years ago. The young family is Nadeem Mohamed and Afsha Amnin. I worked with both of them in Crystal City for several years. Both very talented engineers. Nadeem is a very talented software architect whose skills were wanted by every project manager we had on our project. Afsha complemented those skills with a firm understanding as a test engineer and a solid test engineer she is. Both are hard working individuals and Nadeem had been on the program since it was first launched using 5-1/4 inch floppies, and Afsha came a few years later and started on the program in 2006. Nadeem received his Green Card during the George H. Bush presidency. Both worked hard and put in long hours when needed and some of the most loyal individuals you would find. Nadeem submitted his paperwork for citizenship after receiving his Green Card, but then it was still another 5 long years after his citizenship application before he heard it was finally approved. Another 8 months later and he received his Citizenship through Naturalization.
Yesterday was the culmination of their long journey. Here’s the video clip with the Vice President in attendance at their ceremony in the White House.
Nadeem recounted the events over the last few months. He and Afsha were supposed to go through this process back in July. But July is their annual family event where he and Afsha go back and visit with their extended families for the entire month. Others from their own naturalization event talked of a crowded court room with hundreds in attendance getting their citizenship at the same time.
With this ceremony there were 28 who were reciting the Pledge of Allegience for the first time as American citizens on the celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Nadeem talked about all the people that were there to greet each member of the family as they entered the corridors of the White House. They were treated like royalty.
Nadeem and Afsha, you did great. You stuck through the full immigration process and may God bless you and your family!
This is the song at marker 25:00 of this video. It is well worth the watch.
God bless those who want to come to our country and are willing to wait it out and sacrifice while the government vets and approves their citizenship. Welcome, my fellow Americans!