Monday, August 03, 2020

18th Sunday in Ordinary time. THE MULTIPLICATION OF THE BREAD - - - -GOOD TEACHER AND GOOD PUPIL.

 1. Good teacher and good pupil.
     The Liturgy of the past week had been describing a good preacher and a good pupil. The good teacher had been described, among many other things,  as one getting knowledge from both the old and the new. And the pupil had been described, among other things,  as a fertile soil. 
     The Gospel today further describes a good preacher and a good pupil. A good pupil is described as one who concentrates on spiritual learning to the point of forgetting that he has to eat. 
     While a good teacher is one who can satisfy the pupil's desire for spiritual knowledge. And still have an abundant supply of knowledge in reserved just in case there is further need for it. 

2. The present situation.
     As Christ prophesied, today, there will be a decay of Faith and the waxing cold of Charity. The decay of the theological virtue of Faith happens this way; souls are unable to repent for their sins because they do not know what is sinful and what is not. Knowledge of what is right and wrong is a gift from God given only to those who have the servile fear of God, St. Thomas wrote. Man today does not have this initial servile fear of God because they do not believe in the true God. Even Catholics have a wrong idea of the true God; some think god is Pachamama. 
     The reason for this situation is because there is no good teacher and there are no good pupils.

3. The good pupil.
     The gospel describes the crowd listening to Christ. They had been with Him in a deserted place for some time and they have not eaten; showing their great interest in listening to Christ that they forgot to bring some food.    
     The apostles, themselves, who have been with Christ have not brought enough food with themselves, showing, too, their love to learn spiritual things that they have not brough the food they need.
      When the preaching was over and it was time to take some food,  the apostles reminded Christ to send the crowd to the nearby towns to buy food. Christ knew the situation; that they were in a far place, there were five thousand men plus women and children, and that there was no food. So Christ solicited signs to paint the situation. The apostles proposed to send the crowd away to buy food. Clearly the crowd did not have food. So Christ counter proposed to His apostles; feed them.
     The apostles objected, but we have only five loaves and two fishes. How can we feed so many people. The situation was clear; they had no food, there were thousands of hungry people and they only had five loaves and two fishes. 
      Since everyone was conscious of the situation, Christ now will declare His teaching through a miracle. Tell  them to sit down. Then Christ blessed the loaves, the fishes and commanded His apostles to distribute them. The physical miracles occurred. Five thousand men with women and children had their fill. And when the apostles collected the left overs there were 12 baskets. That was the miracle. What is the truth?
      First, that good pupils should be so concerned with learning spiritual doctrines that they show signs that they are unconcerned with the food for the body. 
     Second, that good preachers should teach the Old Testament symbolised by the five loaves of bread, the teachings of the prophets and the Psalms symbolised by the two fishes. And the preachers should know the New Testament  truths which the apostles will still learn after Pentecost, which is symbolised by the extra baskets collected after the crowd had their fill of the Old Testament. 

4. Present situation.
    There is no interest for spiritual matters. Though there is ample  supply of spiritual matters in the Internet, there are many who read. But no one will go hungry just to listen to spiritual knowledge. And because no one is interested God will not send a preacher.
     That there are no preachers is shown by the fact that even Pope Francis has not answered the 'dubia' which are Old Testament questions. And no bishops have tried to answer the same on their own. And no priest had answered those question that were asked more than a thousand and four hundred days ago. But people need the answer because the question is; is it a mortal sin or not. That is serious. The answer is needed for souls to go to heaven.
       And from the beginning of his papacy up to now, Pope Francis had not given a Catholic spiritual exhortation. He only teach Al Gore's ecology, Chinese communism, Amazonian  idolatries and a few heretical teachings; one of which is that sinful souls do not go to hell but simply disintegrate. Add to this many bishops tolerate sex perversions, illegal immigrants, while suspending good orthodox preachers. How about  nuns going around riding buses instead of teaching catechism. 
       The multiplication of the bread should occur at every Mass. There is the first reading that represents the five loaves and two fishes. There are the second reading and the Gospel which represents the 12 left over breads and fishes. 
       The multiplication was no longer occurring before the pandemic for lack of interested souls and apostles distributing loaves, fishes and keeping the deeper doctrines in reserved. This is even more aptly showned in the physical absence of the Mass today. The message of the pandemic is clear. The mystery of the multiplication of the bread is no longer being repeated. Since this should be going on up to the end of time, it should be continuing somewhere else. Where, surely not in many parishes or dioceses; most surely not in the Vatican.



Saturday, August 01, 2020

St. Ignatius of Loyola. LOCKDOWN IN MANRESA.

 1. Gospel
     Christ went to his own town and preached. They were awed; 'where did He get such wisdom?' Christ did not answer them because, anyway they would not believe. But where did Christ get such wisdom? Well, because He was God. But, by His example, He taught man how to get such wisdom. He spent 30 years of hidden life. Nobody seems to know what He did during those 30 years. Scriptures and the Fathers know. Christ showed mankind how to repent. 
    Does it take man that long to repent? Yes. Just to know your sins will take that long. Sins are disobediences to God's commands. So, first; man must know what are God's commands before he can know if he has disobeyed them. God the Father has His own Old Testament commands. God the Son has His New Testament commands. And God the Holy Spirit has His own commands. 
     Secondly; man must know the correct interpretation of those commands so he can see how he disobeyed those commands. Has he obeyed the commands of Christ on how to pray as interpreted by St. Augustine. 
     Thirdly; he must repent for those sins, decide not to sin again and do the opposite virtue. 
     Fourthly; the soul will notice, like St. Ignatius that he cannot do the above steps properly thus the gnawing feeling that he has not repented properly. So he must repeat the whole process over and over again until he feels he has repented properly. Certitude is only attained when the soul receives from God the theological virtue of Charity, as St. Ignatius learned much, much later on.

     The statue of St. Ignatius in the cave-grotto shows a man undergoing the pains of repentance that greatly disturbed him during his year long sojourn in Manresa. Christ gave the example of the necessity for the hidden life. St. Ignatius did it for the same reason. Why did they do that? To develop the fear of God and hope that the Holy Spirit give them wisdom because the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. They were after the wisdom necessary to do things right in life, especially in working for the salvation of one's soul. 

2. Christ, St. Benedict and St. Ignatius and the LOCKDOWN.
    Christ had thirty years of lockdown in His home. St. Benedict had years of lockdown in a cave. St. Ignatius had a year lockdown in a grotto. Why?  They used their intellect to know who is the true God, what is His Will and the sins they have committed by going against His Will. 
    Why should they do that? Because as long as they have unforgiven sins they will go to eternal flames in hell. This thought ought to arouse fear of God in them; this is the lower kind of fear of God called servile fear. But that is the beginning of wisdom. Souls begin to be wise by knowing the Will of God, know their sins and repent for their sins thus removing that servile fear to substitute it with filial fear which is Charity.
     It is not the lockdown. It is what you do during the lockdown. Even Christ said; when you pray go to your room and lock the door. Sounds like a lockdown. Again it is not the staying in a cave or a grotto that matters. It is what you do there.
     They were after the wisdom. They were not avoiding a pandemic. They were developing the servile fear of God who, due to their unforgiven sins, will punish them to hell.

3. God's lockdown is an ascetical exercise.
    Again, it is not the locking down in a room, or a cave or a grotto that matters. It is what you do while locked down. Your activities during a lock down is to aim at receiving from the Holy Spirit the gift of wisdom.
     Wisdom is necessary to know and understand the commands of Christ from the New Testament, obedience of which are necessary for the salvation of souls. The servile fear of God is the beginning of wisdom so man must have a servile fear of God. 
     This fear can be humanly developed by knowing who is the true God and recognise Him as one who is good and just. Good in that He wants all men to be saved. And just, that He will reward the good but punish in hell all those who disobey His commands.
     So man must know the true God, know His commands and see if he has obeyed them or disobeyed them. If he had disobeyed them, then he should know he will be sent to hell where he will burn for all eternity. This should make him have servile fear of God. 
     When he has this fear, the Holy Spirit will grant the soul the gift of Wisdom. With wisdom the soul will know all the commands of Christ, he will know if he had obeyed or disobeyed them. And if he has disobeyed them, he will know how to repent, and how to avoid it in the future. And what opposite virtue to develop. 
      
4. God's intention for this Corona virus pandemic.
    God sent this pandemic to lockdown souls in their homes and in their rooms to do the above ascetical practices.
     If a soul does the above activities which are according to God's will, he will improve as a person, specially spiritually, becoming a greater moral person. Thus deserving of eternal life in heaven. 
     If he does not do the above activities, he will get worst spiritually and morally. Thus deserving of eternal punishment in hell. 
     Lockdowns are meant to give  man the opportunity to develop the fear of God and as a consequence receive the gift of wisdom. If man does not take this opportunity, he will end up stupid. As St. Paul wrote, without Faith the beginnings of which is the fear of the Lord, everything that one does is sin.

5. The world has gone mad.
     Chesterton and Belloc had noticed that man, during their era, were no longer using their head. They were no longer rational, the characteristic of 'homo sapiens.' They have become pure emotions, which by their very nature is irrational. 
      Because there is no fear of a divine deity, which is the beginning of wisdom, there is no wisdom. Everyone is just stupid. Imagine the whole world being run by stupids. Belloc noticed that this is the defect of Democracy. Since it is the rule of the majority and majority is stupid, it is the rule of the stupid. 

6. To be a good Catholic,   man must be highly rational.
     The doctrines of the Catholic Church are supernatural; and that is over and above the highly rational. Because of the absence of the fear of God, man has become irrational and unable to enter the Catholic Church. Imagine nuns, priests, bishops, cardinals and the Jesuit pope who, because they have not followed St. Ignatius into the grotto for  a self  made lock down, were unable to know their sins thus unable to fear God. Without that fear they were not given wisdom. 
     Those who believed that if they died of the virus they would be judged by God and be condemned to hell, developed the fear of God. As a consequence they acquired wisdom, improved their lives morally and became happier.
     Those who do not believe in God, though they feared the virus did not fear God's judgment. They did not acquire wisdom. They deteriorated into committing more sins against God, themselves and their neighbours. Both were affected by the pandemic, one morally improved. The other became more morally evil. The issue is not the lockdown. It is what you do during the lockdown. 
      Some men stayed in the caves and remain cavemen. Some men went to the cave and came out saints. It is not the cave. It is what you do in the cave. 


        

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Debate on VATICAN II. PARABLES ON THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Thursday in 17th Weekday in Ordinary Time.

 1. The sources of Divine Revelation.
      In a world filled with lies, the Catholic Church has a bastion to cling to, to know what is the Truth and the Good; and that is Divine revelation. This contains principles given by God, Himself, by which man can safely judge what is true and what is good. This is not man made.
     To gain access to this fount of truth and good, the supernatural and theological virtue of Faith is needed. This Faith is given to all who are inside the Catholic Church. 
     To gain access to this fount that will assure man that he has the truth and the good, he must know which is the true Catholic Church. Since St. Thomas had warned us that the devil, after God had established His Church, will create countless imitations to deceive as many as he can in preventing them from having access to the truth and the good. Unable to enter this Church man is exposed exclusively to the false and the evil. 

     All the truths that God revealed to mankind to attain happiness on earth and for the eternal salvation of his soul are found in Divine Revelation. God had not revealed anything unnecessary. The Catechism states that the sources of Divine Revelation are Scriptures and Tradition. Scriptures contain the words of God in the Old Testament and of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. 
     Though Christ gave His teachings and interpretation to the apostles and first Christian communities, the Evangelists were able to write down only the Words of Christ but not its interpretation; for lack of time, ink, paper, etc. So the interpretations were handed down verbally through the first bishops and early Christian communities.
    But later on these holy bishops had enough time, ink and papers to write them down. These writers are the Fathers of the Church. The teaching of the Catholic Church is that the teachings of God with regard  to happiness here on earth and the salvation of souls, can be found in Scriptures and the writings of the Fathers of the Church. 
    With St. John, Divine Revelation was closed, i.e. the knowledge necessary for happiness and the salvation of man's soul, end with St. John's teachings with its correct interpretation by the Fathers on John's teachings. 
    The later Doctors of the Church, like St. Thomas of Aquinas,  simply reminds mankind of the earlier teachings of the Fathers without adding nor subtracting.

2. The role of Ecumenical Councils.
     Councils clarify or correct, only,  a few current issues and never the entire 'plan of salvation'; because the entire plan is already found in Divine Revelation and the Fathers. 
    Even when the apostles were still alive, heresies crept in inside the Catholic Church like Montanism, a heresy that still exist in the Charismatic movement. So from the beginning people were forgetting the teachings of the Church and committing heresies, forgetful of her true teachings. To correct such errors, the Church held ecumenical councils; like the Council of Jerusalem and later on the Council of Nicea.  
     Councils were meetings by which doctrines forgotten were clarified. Doctrines misunderstood were set straight. Errors were exposed. Heresies and schisms condemned. The procedure consist in referring everything back to the original sources of revelation.  If they conformed to the original they are right, it not they were wrong. 
     This is mindful of what St. Thomas wrote that the devil will always imitate the original to create a something fake to deceive souls; a fake repentance, a fake Faith, a fake good work, a fake plan of salvation, a fake church, a fake religion. To play safe return, always, to the original.
 
     Through the centuries, many things happened instigated by the devil to lead souls astray; modification of truths, adding and subtracting, heresies, schisms, toning down of truths, hermeneutic of discontinuity, etc. So Ecumenical Councils were held, simply, to clarify what is true and good by returning to the original Sacred Revelation and the Fathers of the Church. So Trent was one of the best Councils because it reviewed the entire plan of salvation and merely returned to Scriptures and the Fathers of the Church. 
     Renewal saints raised by God for the renewal of the Church did the same thing; they merely reminded the erring Church of what is true and good from Scriptures and the writings of the Father. Notable were St. Thomas of Aquinas and St. Alphonsus Liguori. Their writings were merely explanation of Scriptures and the interpretations of the Fathers of the Church.

3. Are the Ecumenical Councils needed.
    If knowledge of the entire 'plan of salvation' is needed, there is Scriptures and the Fathers.
    If details on the 'plan of salvation is needed, the Liturgy of the Mass has the answers to all the specific questions. 
    So strictly speaking, Ecumenical Councils are unnecessary. No saint needed an ecumenical Council  to be holy. In fact many of them were helping ecumenical councils, instead. Councils are meant to give unemployed theologians jobs. Pope Pius XII did not believe and, in fact, refused to hold an ecumenical council during some dark hours of church history. 'I will solve whatever problems the church has. God had given me the grace for it.' And he was right. But not when we have an anti-pope. 
     
4. Vatican II
    The present Vatican II is so ambiguous one can easily fall into countless heresies. 
     The writings of the secretaries of the Councils, those who wrote down the proceedings during the meetings,  show how the documents were intentionally made confusing to confuse the people so that whatever the Council fathers wrote may be accepted as right even if it is heretical. The secretaries themselves, with their records,  warned the world of this diabolical aspect of the Council. 
     For those who have little time to study Vatican II, i.e. most of us, it is too complex.  To know Catholic truths and the way to happiness, stick to the original sources of Catholic truths. It is simpler, clearer, shorter and surer. And Christ meant it to be like that. Not like Vatican II. 

    Vatican II did not teach anything, did not clarify anything, did not explain anything. It intentionally confused everything, as the Council Fathers, themselves, confessed. This was expressed by the followers of the Bologna theology who introduced the heretical 'hermeneutic of discontinuity' which Pope Benedict continuously warned us of. 

      It is a blessing to abolish it. Most, anyway has not read its declarations. It is too heavy a burden for analysis, for understanding and impossible to defend as orthodox Christianity. 
    If any one simply returned to Divine Revelation and the writings of the Fathers of the Church, one can know what are the teachings of Christ on the way to be happy and the Plan of salvation. There is no need to consult the Councils which simply reiterated Scriptures and the Fathers. Of course, the only advantage of a Council is it summarises the existing errors but without repeating the entire contents of Divine Revelation. 
    
 5. Today's two important issues.
    Which is the true Church? Am I inside the true Church?
     These are two issues that each one must resolve. The answer, also, tells us if we are happy here on earth and destined to go to heaven when we die. If we recognise the true Church and are inside the true Church, we ought to be happy and destined to be happy in heaven for all eternity. These questions were not answer by Vatican II. It should have, since this is the purpose of ecumenical councils. 
 
     These are the issues being resolved by the Parables of the kingdom of God which the Liturgy had been presenting for the last several days.
    In the Catholic Church the four above things are what matters the most. Everything else does not matter. The salvation of one's soul is the most essential, others are not essentials. 
     Does Vatican II teach us which is the true Church; does it tell us ways by which we can know if we are inside or outside the Church? Does it tell us how to be happy here on earth? Does it teach us ways by which we can know that we are going to heaven when we die?
     And the answer is; Vatican II cannot answer any of the above questions. Ergo, Vatican II does not matter.

     The Liturgy on the Parable of the fish nets shows us how the true Church look like and who are the good fishes inside. The fish net is knowledge of the commands of God in the Old Testament and the commands of Christ in the New Testament. The good fishes that were brought to shore, i.e. heaven,  are those who know and obeyed all the commands of God. The bad fishes who were thrown out of the net into the fires of hell are those who know all the commands of God in the O.T and N.T. but did not obey them;  like most of the priests and bishops who studied in seminaries and theological schools but did not put into practice what they learned. They are thrown out of the net and the boat into the fires of hell, the parable declared.

6. The Corona virus.
     Did Vatican II explain and prepare the human race for the Corona virus pandemic? No, no, no. We have absolutely no idea what to do; we are absolutely unprepared. Yet, St. Basil the Great in the year 379 AD wrote down why God will send us pandemics and how to respond properly to them. And to those who followed him, everything went well with them. See? Just return to Scriptures and the Fathers of the Church.
    

Sunday, July 26, 2020

DEFUND THE POLICE is Prelude to 'God is Dead' philosophy.

 1. The first Revolution.
     The first revolution occurred in heaven. It was the first angels led by the most beautiful among them starting a revolution against the authority of God. Quite a stupid idea that a creature should rise against his own creator but Lucifer did it. And he was turned into a devil. He had never stopped  in this impossible goal to overthrow the Kingdom of God. But he has tempted the entire world to try to do the same. 
     Revolutions against established authority start with the devil going against the authority of God. It comes down to earth and is expressed in those possessed by the devil going against men with authorities bestowed by God; the devil can only function in this human level. 
     The devil's aim is to tempt man to imitate him by going against authority and thus come to deserve the same punishment reserved for him. 

     In the natural or political level, it begins  when men go against human authority. Then it develops into men going against Divine Authority. So here in the human cities it begins with with showing rebellion against human's. Then it rises to become rebellion against saints. Then ends with rebellion against God.
     When they realise it is futile to rebel against God, then they try to erase the idea of God in their minds by denying His existence; there is no God or God is dead.  This is an idea  presented first by Pope Francis by removing the fear of a judging authority, Jesus Christ, and the fear of hell by literally abolishing hell. Followed by some US Catholic bishops by embracing the heresy of universal salvation.  This is abolishing the concept of retribution for sin or crimes committed; thus it encourages sins and crimes. This is tantamount to abolishing God as a Divine Judge.

2. This is the present on-going atmosphere in the entire world. People think they can do whatever they want and get away with it. Whatever is good is forbidden, punished, persecuted, slandered, silenced, prosecuted, jailed and even killed. 
     And whatever is evil is praised, glamorised, set free, encouraged to do more evil, obeyed out of fear by police, financed, defended by judges, protected by prosecutors, mayors, governors and publicised by mass media. The atmosphere is akin to Good Friday; as if there is no god and the devil is in complete control.
     To satisfy man's desire to do whatever he wants, which is 'original sin,' man must abolish authority and judgment for either eternal life or eternal punishment. Man must take away morality; there must be neither right nor wrong. Just one thing 'my will be done.' And everybody else must do 'my will.' It is the eternal diabolical temptation 'to be like gods.'

3. 'God is dead' influenced rebellions against all authorities.
     'God is dead' philosophy had always existed but was demonstrated on Good Friday when man, seemingly, was able to kill god. It was preceded by contemned for Divine Law, contemned for natural law, contemned for state laws, and expressed in mob rule. This is what happened in Jerusalem on Holy Week and ended with the killing of God on Good Friday. It had been like that since then and up to the present. 
     It all begins with the rebellion of the human heart against God' s commands. Gradually expressed against the natural law. Shown by the mob against state laws. 
     The internal rebellion ended in France with the reign of terror where all state laws were disobeyed and the King was beheaded as expression of their killing of God.
     The same thing happened during the Bolshevick revolution. It begun with the lost of Faith in the Orthodox Church. Then sliding down into disobedience to the law of God, down to disobedience to the natural law. The mob was created and ended in the murder of the Czar, symbolising man's ability to kill God. The Russian Orthodox could not do this final act; so the Jews, having done it before, did the 'coup de grace' by killing the Romanovs. 
     This innate tendency to go against the Divine law, the natural law and the state laws is in all men but externalised in this 'god is dead' philosophy, that was formulated by Nietzsche and Hegel during the enlightenment. It was a time when Divine Revelation was substituted by scientific rationalism; i.e. when mankind lost its sense of the supernatural and became utterly human. This atheistic is what spark the French Revolution, the Bolshevick revolution and American revolution. Everybody had been doing this since time immemorial. What is happening in the world today especially in the tumultuous US cities is just a resurgence of this Luciferian 'God is dead' movement started in heaven and constantly recurring in the world. Nothing new to see here. 

4. Some angels fell. Adam and Eve fell. We must pass the test. 
          As usuall, Satan raises co-horts among men to revolt against God. God allows  him as a test for mankind to see to whom they will side; with the kingdom of God or with the kingdom of the devil. 
    All revolutions are authored by its first author, the devil, that is why they are all identical.  They are always against established authority. The first and highest authority is God and the first revolution is against God.
    As the first reading of the Friday Mass on the 16th Ordinary Week, this first revolution had resounded through Jewish history with angels revolting against God and going to hell for it. 
    After the revolution by the angels against God in heaven wherewith the revolutionaries became devils, it was followed the revolution of mankind in the person of Adam and Eve against the authority of God in the garden of Eden. 
    
     These revolutions have its spiritual counterpart in the Church in the form of schisms and heresies; and more plainly in acts of disobediences to the commands of Christ. 

5. Revolution in essence.
    It begins to show in the temporal level and then climb up to the spiritual level rebelling against God. As St. James wrote, it begins within man, comes out against the temporal authority and then rises up to rebelling against the Divine Authority. Unable to rebel against God, they abolish the idea of God. Expressed physically, it destroys statue of Magellan, then the statue of St. Louis, then the statue of Mary and lastly the statue of Jesus Christ. 
    That is the only thing they can do because they cannot abolish God. He will always exist and haunt men through his conscience. 
    Like the first revolution in heaven by the angels who became devils, revolution had been against authority; where man is revolting against the will of authority to impose their own private wills on the authorities. Man can do that to man. But he cannot do it to God and get away with it. Do that to God and he goes to hell unless he repents which is next to impossible.  Every human authority comes from 
God; even Christ admitted that before Pontius Pilate. A disobedience to human authority, whether parent or President is a revolt against God.
     Man knows he can impose his own private, selfish will on the people, not by arguments because he has none, but by instilling fear through terror or the barrel of a gun, which no one can argue against. So revolutionaries have to use violence and eventually guns because there is no sound reason for a revolution. 
     If a man has a sound argument he should engage in a conversation, never for a revolution. 
     Thus to prevent revolutionaries from taking over, the wise Vladimir Putin had advised Americans to keep their guns because as he said. America is sliding down the most vicious form of communism. Putin had been there and he does not want this to happen to the US. Thus the given wise- advice because Putin is a superior Christian than Pope Francis due to his Orthodox Christian Faith. While Pope Francis is more a Amazon idol worshipper and propagator of Martin Luther cult. 
     The confederacy of sin,  made up of various diabolical influences like communism, paganism, modernism, secularism, nature worship are all revolutions against God's authority.  And man, who loves to sin due to original sin, wants to eliminate all authority which comes from God. 

6. Instilling the fear of men.
    The devil uses revolutions to instill the fear of men. Christ said; 'do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead fear Him who can kill body and soul in hell.' Through demonstrations and mob rules, the devil wants man to fear man because that is a sin and can bring him to hell. This is the satanic aim behind terrorism. The fear of man, St. Thomas of Aquinas wrote, is a sin. 

7. Demonstration, crowd and mob rule are sins. 
     Demonstration, mob rules, and other crowd actions are forbidden in the Catholic Church as expressed in the encyclical 'Mirari Vos.' People's power in Manila, in France, in Russia and the US is against Catholic teachings. 
     To demonstrate is a sin. And to submit to the demands of demonstrators is, also, a sin because it is fear of man. But most of those are not Catholics and are not bound by Catholic morality.  Still, when they die they shall be judged by the Catholic God, which Pope Francis had conveniently abolished, saying, 'there is no Catholic God.'
     Most men think there is no God. Even nuns, priests, and bishops have no fear of God, as if He does not exist. That is why they are showing no wisdom in proposing solutions to the world's problems. What solution did they propose for the sin of pedophilia amongst priests? None. As cardinal Tagle admitted during the Vatican Synod on the abuse.  How come they did not offer God as a solution for Cardinal McCarrick who was mistreated rather than helped. 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

PARABLES ON THE KINGDOM OF GOD. 16th Sunday in Ordinary Times. The Tares and the Wheat.

 1. Where is the Catholic Church.
     If the four visible signs as found in the Nicene Creed are used to look for the true Catholic Church, no one will be able to find it. It is not in the parish, nor in the Diocese, nor in the Vatican. It is not in religious orders or religious associations. It is not among priests, bishops and Sacred Congregations. Is there any other way of finding out where is the true Church? Yes in the parables about the kingdom of God. 
     The Gospel of the 16th Sunday gives three descriptions of the true Church; a field with tares and wheat, a mustard seed and yeast in three measures of meal. Christ explained only the first one privately to the apostles because the other two were clear to the listeners. Let us look at the parable of the tares and the wheat field, sometimes referred to as the parable of the cockle and the wheat. 
    With this parable it is easy to see who is Catholic and who is not; who is going to heaven and who is not.
 
2. The steps towards salvation were laid down by Holy Mother the Church from Ash Wednesday to the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Then the Liturgy described those who are inside the Catholic Church, i.e. those who have Faith and the beginnings of Charity; thus deserving of eternal life.
    Having established those who have received the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity, the Gospel now describes the Church as one field where good seeds, those with the theological virtues,  were planted by Christ. The field can either be the world or the Church. 

3. The parable of the cockle and the wheat. 
     After Christ had planted the good seeds, i.e. souls with Faith, Hope and Charity inside the Church or the world. While the men slept, i.e. when the saints used by Christ to plant the good wheat seeds have died or were distracted, the enemy came and sowed tares or cockles among the wheat. And then went his way. 
     When the saints died and others were not watchful, the devil came and planted tares or cockles. The devil and his tares came after Christ had planted the wheat. St. Thomas wrote that the devil waits for Christ to do things; then afterwards he copies to confuse mankind. So Christ established a Church. The devil will, also, establish his own. Christ raised apostles. The devil will raise fake apostles. Etc, etc. To distinguish the two, the true comes first. The fake comes after. There is a true Mass. Then follows the diabolical imitation. 

4. A description of the world and the Church.
    The world reflects the state of the institutional Church but not the true Church. Like the world, the institutional Church had wheat, those who know and obey the commandments of Christ as taught in the New Testament. After the Church was established, the devil planted devil tares or cockles in the field. Both exist within the Church; the wheat first, the tares after. 
     As young seedlings both look alike; they look like ordinary grass. But the workers of the Lord know the difference so they asked Christ, 'didn't you plan good wheat. How come there are tares? Christ answers; 'an enemy have done this.'
     'Shall we go and gather the tares up?' 'No,' says Christ. 'You might not see the difference because they look alike. In uprooting the young tares you might uproot, also, the good wheat.'
     ' Let them, first, grow together. At harvest time when they bear fruit and you can clearly see the difference, gather the tares, bind them to burn. 

5. Lesson.
    Clearly, after Christ had established the Church where laymen, religious, priests, bishops and Popes know and obey all the commands of Christ, later on the devil comes and sow bad tares; laymen, religious, priests, bishops and Popes to imitate the original Church of Christ in the world and inside the Catholic Church. And then, the devil left, so no one would notice what he planted. 
     The world and the Church had both good wheat and bad tares together all along; both good and evil laymen, religious, priests, bishops and Popes. But it was difficult to see the difference because at the beginning they look alike externally. Even if anyone wanted to separate them it would be impossible. 
     This is the reason for the present confusion. They look alike. Nobody know the difference. Nobody knows which is the good wheat.

6. Why keep them together.
    The Jews believed that the good wheat could change the tares into wheat. It was just a belief and that is impossible. But in the spiritual world, holy souls can help sinners transform into holy souls. For this reason Christ said; 'leave them as they are,' 
     All good souls are supposed to help evil souls convert to goodness while the evil souls by the very  essence of their evilness will always try to make others evil. It is harder for good souls to be converted to evil; while it is easier for good souls to transform evil soul to goodness.  

7. The Good seed and the evil seed.
     By its very essence, good souls will always try to convert all around them to become wheat by teaching them all the commandments of Christ and encourage them to put them into practice......until both begin to bear fruits. When both bear fruits , it is next to impossible to convert the tares into wheat and vice versa. The wheat becomes confirmed in their goodness while the tares become confirmed in their evil, so conversion is nearly impossible unless God intervenes.

8. The day of reckoning. 
    But one day, both will bear fruit. The good seed will bear wheat and everybody will recognise them as such. And the evil seed planted by the devil will bear bad fruits and everybody will recognise them for what they are. Both are now well identified, those who will burn in hell and those who will be glorified in heaven. 
    When both bear fruit and become confirmed in their fruits then the angels are coming to separate them. We must know what are the fruits of both so we can know where we stand. The fruits of the good seed is Charity; the theological virtue of Charity as defined by St. Thomas of Aquinas.
     
      Today, it is clear in the news world wide that the evil fruits of the tares are all coming out. The vices which are the sources of sin are present in everyone especially in most of the politicians, judges, prosecutors, millionaires, nuns, brothers, priests, bishops, cardinals and Pope Francis. Namely, pride showed in self- sufficiency, covetousness seen in most rich people, lust in the desire for same sex, anger as found in all politicians, gluttony as seen in obesity, envy as shown by all immigrants and sloth in all things pertaining to the soul. 
     From these vices come all the desires of the flesh, from the desire for a forbidden fruit to having same sex which is the same. That is practically everything man is doing.
     These fruits come out from a tares, planted by the devil in the world or in the Church  and conversion is difficult to imagine because time is running out. 

9. Pope Benedict left the Vatican,  the church of the tares, to remain as the Pope of the wheat. Just like on Good Friday. The high priests, pharisees and scribes would chose their own pope, Judas, to get rid of Christ. That is why Pope Benedict had always inquired of all bishops during their 'ad lumina' visit if they have a community in their diocese that answers to a certain description; a description of the Church described by St. Bonaventure that is similar to the Basiliades of St. Basil the Great, the pattern upon which the European Union was based but hijacked by the European atheists. If Europe attained the goal of being like the Basiliades, it would have easily resolved the Corona virus pandemic. But because it became pagan instead, it became the target of God's chastisement the pandemic. 

10. Who are the wheat and who are the tares.
     It is time. The tares and the wheat have matured. The one can easily be distinguished from the other. Suddenly it has become next to impossible to transfer from being one to becoming the other as the Jews believed and upon which God based His parable. We have just run out of time. Where do we belong? We must confess, i.e. show where we stand. Are we pro -life and pro-God  or are we pro- death and pro-communist.  Do we do what we want and impose what we want on others?  Or do we do what is God's Will and encourage others to do God's Will? Are we going to hell or going to God? 
     Are we evil tares or good wheat?


Sunday, July 19, 2020

ST BONAVENTURE = The Seraphic Doctor. Wednesday of the 15th Weekday in Ordinary Time.

 1. 'The Journey of the soul to God.'
     This is one of the most important work of St. Bonaventure. It describes the journey of the soul to holiness and the salvation of his soul. It is the description of the Liturgy of the Mass starting with Ash Wednesday  up to the 15th Weekday in Ordinary Time. That is why his feast is celebrated during this time, Wednesday in the 15th weekday in ordinary time. 
      The treatise, in a very abstract way, describes what the soul must do to attain eternal salvation. It is the journey of the intellect and the free will in becoming one mind and one will with God, which is holiness.

2. Nexus with the Liturgy.
    The Liturgy of the Mass, from Pentecost up to the 15th weekday in Ordinary time had been describing what is perfect Faith. Perfect Faith is only possible when a soul has perfect repentance according to the New Testament.  Perfect Faith is knowing what Christ have said and did. 
     Last Monday, Christ showed the two ways of preachings; preaching for ordinary people which He, Himself was doing in other towns, while He was training His apostles for the special preaching for better than ordinary people.
     Then, last Tuesday, Christ showed the difference between Bethsaida and Capernaum. Bethsaida seems to have received ordinary preachings and did not believe. While Capernaum received special preaching yet they, also, did not believe. And Christ warned them that Sidon and Sodom, where no one preached, would receive a lighter sentence. For to whom much is taught, more obedience is expected; Capernaum would be punished more severely.  

3. The wise guy.
     So the wise guy says ; 'then it is better to be ignorant of the teachings of Christ, like Sidon and Tyre,  since there will be less punishment if ignorant, while as Christ said there is greater punishment if there is more knowledge that is not put into practice.
     Those who do not hear the Words of God will go to hell if guilty of unbelief. But their punishment is less due to their ignorance. Catholics will have greater punishment because they know more like Capernaum. But with knowledge of the Word of God, one's chances to go to heaven is great. While in being ignorant there is very little chance of going to heaven. So it is better to have knowledge of the Word of God because if we are wise it will surely bring the soul to heaven.  Though we are in danger of being stupid and disobey Christ's commands and receive greater punishment for having received more.  
     St. Bonaventure writes how a soul can intelligently make his spiritual journey to God and attain salvation. In another treatise he combined the way to salvation with an era of extreme crisis, which he called the 6th day.

4. St. Bonaventure's special topic.
    St. Bonaventure was concerned with the final test God will give mankind. He knew what St. Francis of Assisi mentioned about this final test wherein an anti-pope will do much harm to the Franciscans. St. Bonaventure watched out for this. Since the Franciscans were having much problems during his time while the entire Church was undergoing great spiritual crisis, he thought that that time was at hand. 
     Greatly talented, he analysed Scriptures and its prophecies and felt that the crisis that the Church and his order was undergoing seems to be that awaited era which he called the 6th day from his analysis of the Haexameron, a set of treatises by different writers on the 7 days of creation. 
     The 6th day is the day before the General Judgment day and many of the Fathers of the Church described all the events that would take place so mankind will duly be informed and prepare themselves for General Judgment. 
     To be prepared to pass this last test was important for St. Bonaventure precisely because it is the last test. St. Thomas wrote that it is good to pass the first test but it is most important to pass the last test because judgment will be based on the result of the last test. As Superior General of the Franciscans, Bonaventure wanted to prepare his order. 
     When he saw the on going crisis during his era where both the entire Church and his order were in trouble he thought that was the 6th day, the day before the 7th day, the Sabbath, after which the Church will have a brief rest before the whole church is brought to heaven. 

5. Later on, however, St. Bonaventure realised his era was not yet the looked- forward 6th day and he said so in another treatise entitled 'theology of philosophy.'
     Challenged by what St. Bonaventure did not find, the young Ratzinger took the challenge to find out when is the 6th day. And discovered it was already ongoing before his election and will continue during his papacy. 
     St. Bonaventure is credited in directing the Franciscans in the right direction during the crisis both in the Church and in the Franciscan order. So his treatise is an excellent guide for today when the present church is again in crisis, teaching heresies and idolatries rather than the truth. Where most of the priest and bishops cannot prove that they are Catholics and the Vatican can not show that it is the true Church. 

6. St. Bonaventure and Pope Benedict's 'New Evengelization.'
    St. Bonaventure wrote that at the time of great test for mankind, there will be an evangelization which he portrayed in his treatise 'The Journey of the soul to God.' It is exactly the same evangelization mentioned in the 'Apostolic Commission' but with emphasis on the final goal, i.e. Charity. 
     This 'new evangelization' was what Bonaventure used in directing his order in the right direction during the 1200 crisis in the Church helping the Greek Church return to Rome.

     Pope Benedict noticed that the crisis was showing its ugly head even as early as the time of Pius IX. He saw it getting worse during Vatican II. He tried to slowdown its decline during Vatican II and during his Papacy. He knew it would get worse so he feigned abdication so he can take a higher position to view the ongoing finale of the 6th day. 
      Just like St. Peter, who seeing his boat was sinking, left the boat to go to Christ and asked for help; then he returned with Christ in the boat. The storm calmed down for the 7th day of rest. 

7. Pope Benedict and his 'Caritas in veritate.'
     Here, in brief, is the solution to the on-going confusion and decline of civilisation, a test God is giving mankind today.  'Veritate' is a function of the intellect. 'Caritas' is a function of the free will. The intellect and the free will, the faculties of the soul, must journey to know (with the intellect) God and (with the free will) love God. It is God testing the minds and free of each man whether they will know and love God or love creatures in the world. 
      The doctrine.
    He who loves God will love everybody and oneself in the right way.  Husband will love wife, one's children, the whites, the browns, the yellow, the blacks, all nationalities and one's enemies. He who loves God will love his neighbour. All other creatures, like his car and cell phone,  he will not love but, merely, 'use' them for the salvation of his soul, wrote St. Augustine. 
     On the other hand, he who does not love God (i.e. who hates God) hates everybody including oneself. There is no exception to this rule. And he will use all creatures to satisfy his sinful desires. St. Augustine further writes; 'he who hates one person hates everybody.
      Who hates God? Those who love creatures more than God. In fact, Christ said; 'he who loves father and mother more than Me, is not worthy of Me.' If the heart has creatures in it, it cannot love anyone or anything else. Love of neighbour is the overflow of one's love for God. Without the love of God, nothing will overflow to anybody else. 
     It is with one's love for God that man loves everybody else. 
     
8. Most of mankind hates God. So they hate everybody else and misuse the entire of creation. All the news around the world, especially in the US shows pure hatred for one another. Not withstanding the news in the Middle East and Africa. Why should man hate God?
     Because they do not know who is the true God. When they worship the wrong god, then they hate the true God.  If they have a love for God, they will try hard to find out who is the true God. 
    Catholics are supposed to love the true God but they do not. If asked to picture the Catholic God, most Catholics, like nuns, priests, bishops, cardinals and even Pope Francis, will paint a wrong picture of God. Pope Francis thinks Pachamama or Mother nature is god. Or the winged dragon who visited the Vatican, while believing that Martin Luther is a saint.
     We have a problem worse than St. Bonaventure. Fortunately he gave us the solution. Pope Benedict repeated this solution in his 'Deus Caritas Est.' And later on in 'Caritas in veritate,' and formulated it in his 'new evangelisation.' This 'new evangelization' had been celebrated by many bishops but without understanding that its background is St. Bonaventure's 'The Journey of the soul to God.' So most bishops are describing Benedict's 'new evangelization wrongly. 

9. New Evangelization based on Saturday Mass of the 15th Weekday in ordinary time. 
     Christ cured many and told them to tell no one who cured them. Why would Christ say that when He wanted to be known as God and the cures will do just that? Because, St. Thomas wrote, it was obvious that they were cured. People could see it. That is more than enough for the people to understand that a God had cured them and believed in that God. 
     St. Francis was preaching that way and St. Bonaventure knew that. The Dogma is this; if a soul has the theological virtue of Charity, people who see a man with Charity will clearly see that this man is made so only by God and they would believe and be converted. Thus the early Christians were described as 'See, how they have love for one another.' The theological virtue of Charity can only be given by God, so people will see that a man with Charity is a miraculous creation of God that convert any soul. 
     Bishops don't have Charity for one another. Who helped Bishop MacCarick overcome his defect? No US bishops. None in the Vatican. They just suspended and laicised him instead of helping him. And who is helping retired bishop and priests with spiritual problems? Who is helping Catholics with drug problems and criminals. And who is teaching man who is the true god and the way to everlasting life. Not Pope Francis, not most of the bishops. 
     And who is teaching the world how to tackle the current God-sent chastisement, the Corona virus? Not one from the Vatican, nor from the diocese, nor from the parish. These people don't love God. So they hate everybody else shown by abandoning them to the wolves. 
     MacCarrick could not even finish his repentance.  Most of the gay appointees of Pope Francis to the Vatican do not even have plans to repent. The pedophile priests are still enjoying their sins. And Pope Francis have not explained repentance that is most needed as a response to the ongoing pandemic. 
     Look at the description of Charity in St. Paul's letter to the Corinthian. They don't have it because Charity is a infused gift from God given only to those who have perfectly repented, those who have perfect Faith and who have the beginnings of Charity. In 'Deus Caritas Est' Pope Benedict, already noted that most Catholics do not know how to perform works of Charity. These are only external physical acts. If they cannot do this right, how much more the spiritual acts of Charity that comes from a mind and free will possessed by the Holy Spirit who only comes to soul to whom Christ had previously breathed on. Nobody even  knows what this 'breathing of Christ' is. 

10. Thus, as on Good Friday the 6th day,' nobody is preaching Charity, the love of God and neighbour. But St. Bonaventure and Pope Benedict has taught us how to attain it by ourselves, with the help of God. 'Caritas in veritate.' Charity  is given to those who know the complete truth from Him who said; 'I am the Truth.' 
     These are the souls who have reached the goal of the journey of their soul to God. Only those who love the One and True God. And who love all their neighbours. ......including their enemies who they consider their neighbours.  
    
     

Friday, July 17, 2020

WHY ARE THE CHURCHES EMPTY? 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Parable of the Seeds.

 1. The parable of the seeds.
      The previous Gospels described a good seed, the Word of God. Then it described a good apostolic preacher in the calling of the apostles. A preacher must be called and chosen by Christ for that role. Thus the Gospel called the first apostles by name to make sure nobody commits any mistake on who they are. 
     In yesterday's Gospel they can be recognised by the fact that they teach everything that Christ said and did. The whole week described a good apostle or teacher. 
      Now, Christ describes a good pupil. He must receive the good seed from a good preacher. He cannot be a bad farmer planting bad seeds. In the work of God, the planter or preacher should be good and the seed he plants must be good, i.e. the Word of God.
      Todays Gospel describes a good pupil. A good preacher must plant good seeds on good pupils. 
       The Gospel describes four kinds of soil. The good seed could not grow in the first three kinds of soil. It grew only on the fourth kind of soil, the fertile soil. St. Thomas remarked that the Gospel shows that ordinarily, for every four people who listens to the Word of God, one out of four is benefited, assuming that the Seed is good, and the preacher is good. 
      The seed of the Word of God, though planted by good preachers could fall on a road path. This is a soul that does not have any desire to know the Word of God. The Word of God is easily stolen by the devil and the mind remains empty. The next soil is stony, i.e. the soul is filled with many worldly concerns. The roots are shallow, the sun shines on it. It dries and dies. The third seeds falls on ground with thorny briars and is choked. These thorny briars are loved for wealth, ambition and desire to be  known. 
      The fourth seed falls on fertile ground. The word fertile is 'humus' from which the word humility comes from. This is the fertile soil. The Saints describe the 12 degrees of humility, the higher the degree the more fertile the soil. Thus it produces 30 fold, 60 fold and 100 fold. The first produce is knowledge of all the commands of Christ in the mind of the soul. The second is knowledge of the commands of Christ in the mind and confessed through the mouth. The third is knowledge, confession and external practice of the commands of Christ that can convert other souls. These are the fruits of a seed planted in fertile soil. 

2. Why are the church empty?
      First; the seed of the Word of God from Divine Revelation is good. But it can be corrupted, modified, subtracted or added on by human corruptions. 
      Secondly; there is no one sent by God to preach. St. Paul reminds us that for souls to have Faith, they must hear a preacher. To have a preacher God must sent them one. Not any preacher will do. It must be one chosen and sent by Christ, St. Paul wrote. Most of our preachers are self-sent or sent by their bishops. But not by Christ. 
     Is it possible for a preacher to be sent by Christ?  Of course. Any preacher with the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity will know if he is sent or not. Without those virtues they will never know if Christ sent them. 
      Most preachers are not sent seen in the fact that their preachings are all in the natural or worldly level, like on politics, current events, immigrants, ecology, and other purely emotional topics. True preachers are supposed to preach the Word of God, as St. Peter did that is why he remained in the roof top. 

     Thirdly, there are no fertile soil to listen. We live en an era prophesied by Christ as people with the pride of life. Man is proud, the greatest sin, according to St. Pope Gregory the Great. He is guilty of self-sufficiency, the greatest kind of pride in which he believes he can do anything without the help of God. He does not need God as long as he has science. No Word of God can grow in such soil. And seminaries and theological schools foster this kind of pride in that as long as one studies in these exclusive theological school they are superior to everyone, What pride. Even the priestly or bishop's garb can make one proud. And to be addressed as father or your excellency can make one proud. Even being humble and holy can make a person proud. People are proud of being white, yellow or black.  Today man is proud of everything and anything. The soil is absolutely infertile. 

     Many bishops and priest are sowing their  own home made seeds which are always bad seeds; the devil plants evil seeds. Christ, the good sower will always sow good seeds and will sow the seeds anywhere and everywhere. We just have to choose to be either a fertile soil or an infertile soil for Christ's seeds. It depends on our intellect and free will to make the choice and make our souls according to our choice. 
     
      But today, the churches are empty since there are no good seeds since most seeds are earthly hybrids made in Taiwan. There are no God- sent good teachers.  Since most of teachers are men, communists or devils and their classroom is the world.  There are no pupils who are interested in learning the more important things in life like going to heaven. So the Churches are empty because many preachers are heretics and pupils are infertile proud souls who think they can change the world all by themselves and are, therefore, in the cities transforming it into what they want.  
     What do we see in pictures? Churches where there is no good seed, no good preacher and no good pupils. An empty Church. So where is the Church? Only those with the theological virtue of Faith, Hope and Charity can find them because they would be in it. The kingdom of God is within you, Christ said. In your minds and hearts, the spiritual faculties of the soul. This is the soul that produces 30, 60 and 100 fold.The true Catholic.