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Friday, October 31, 2014

IRREMEDIABLE PRIESTS, BISHOPS and CARDINALS

1. CHRIST SPEAKS TO THREE GROUPS representing the three groups of men to which each of us can compare ourselves and gauge the state of our souls
     The first are the Pharisees and Scribes representing the priests, bishops and cardinals of today. We can include anti-popes of which the Church have had more than 40. The second are the common people who go from day to day trying to exist representing the common ordinary laymen in the world. The third are the apostles representing all those zealous souls who have left all things in the world to know and  put into practice the teachings of Christ.
      The 31th Sunday in Ordinary time showed that among the three groups, the Pharisees and Scribes were impossible to convert.  This fore shadowed incident is fulfilled today. In the latest Bishop's Synod  it was impossible to teach some bishops and cardinals the commands of Christ; sadly, including Pope Francis. And this condition is prevalent among the priests, bishops and cardinals outside the Synod. The state of the priesthood is the main focus of today's Gospel.

2.  As Christ taught His disciples He, today, continues to teach His present followers to be contemplatives in the 'new evangelization;' leading them deeper and deeper into the perfect knowledge of His mysteries.
    The apostles had left all things and were now living in community with Christ, wasting no time to feed themselves with the word of God, Christ lived in their midst, teaching them the truths of eternal life. We must do likewise to be true Catholics.

     The common people are the busy-bodies earning a living. But if preached to listen and become  interested in the words of Christ.  The true disciples are the true evangelizers, these common people are the object of the 'new evangelization.'

     The Pharisees and Scribes, according to Christ and as commented by St. Thomas of Aquinas, are 'irremediable.' These are the priests, bishops, cardinals and possibly fake popes who, because of their vanity, are beyond conversion. Christ does nothing further to convert them and abandons them to their own doings.
                                                                     
   
3.   The apostles improved every time they heard Christ's teachings. The common people listen and when they go wrong, are easily set right. The clergy, when they become wicked cannot be amended, St. Thomas added. The 31th Sunday in Ordinary time had finished describing exhaustively those with Faith from those without Faith. From the 27th Sunday up to the 31th Sunday, the Gospels had concentrated in describing bad priests, bishops, cardinals and possibly an anti-pope. This was the necessary consequence of all these centuries wherein the priests had lived with decaying Faith and the waxing cold of Charity. It was inevitable that it would reach this stage...the lost of Faith and Charity among the priesthood, the rise of the last anti-pope and the spiritual destruction of the Vatican, the priestly head quarters of the Church. This was symbolized by God's removal of the vineyard from the unfaithful tenants and the transferring of the Church away from the city into the desert. This event is, further personified, by the 'Great Sign' of the Woman of the Apocalypse prompting John Paul II to proclaim our Lady of Guadalupe as the Patroness of the 'new evangelization,' who is the closest image of the 'Woman clothed with the Sun.'

4.What happened to the priesthood?
     If the devil would want to destroy the Church he will not waste his time destroying the billions of lay Catholics, Destroy one priest and he destroy thousands; if he destroys one bishop hundreds of thousand would fall.....if he raises an anti-pope millions could be lost. Don't you think he will aim for the last? All good thinking Catholics would think so. And that is what the devil did.
      The Scribes and the Pharisees were described as disobedient to the teachings of God. This was their inner spiritual defect. This defect appeared externally in their bodies through vanities in that they wore many external signs exhibiting holiness like phylacteries. Christ showed something good in them during that time which our priests, bishops, cardinals and anti-pope do not have today. Though the ancient pharisees and scribes did not obey the commands of God, at least, they taught the people to obey the commands of God. Thus Christ told the people to obey what they said but not what they did. We cannot say the same thing with Pope Francis and the Kasperites.

     Today, our pope Francis, some of his cardinals and bishops, are not only disobeying the commands of God but were proposing that the rest of the Church should, also, disobey the commands of God by welcoming sodomites and adulterers (aside from the many disobediences they advanced before the Synod).  The Old Testament mentioned that God even called Lot and his family  OUT of Sodom and Gomorrah before God destroyed those cities? And now, the pope and his personal circle of cardinals and bishops are telling us to welcome sodomites into our homes.
      If the priests, bishops, are cardinals during the time of Christ are 'irremediable' as described by St. Thomas, how much more hopeless are they today.
     After their momentary defeat at the Synod, like the Pharisee, they should have kept quiet. But no, they had vowed to gradually continue their agenda using their uncanonical papal power and the next Bishop's Synod ....for what?  To advance, on one hand,  their agenda of forcing the Catholic Church to welcome sodomites, adulterers and eventually all kinds of sins...while on the other hand  persecuting, demoting, suppressing, forbidding, excommunicating, suspending all those who obey the commands of Christ. And it was prophesied that they will unite with the civil authorities to do their dirty job as they once did to St. Joan of Arc.
      These modern Pharisees and Sadducees are dragging the whole world to hell. They are worse than the ancient Pharisees and Sadducees.

5.  Eschatology.
     It is unbelievable to think that we should come to this point, of which the above Gospel is a type. That we will have a Church where there will be few true disciples, a few candidates for conversion and practically most priests 'irremediably' lost. But that is what the Gospel for today is fore-shadowing. That is the eschatological picture of the Catholic Church as described by the Gospel.
      Most priests, bishops, cardinals and possibly an anti-pope 'irremediably' lost.  Most laymen under them are equally lost as a consequence. A few priests, bishop, cardinals and laymen still  at the beginning of their conversion because they are putting into practice the 'new evangelization' of Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI by by-passing the hierarchy and going directly to Scriptures and the Fathers of the Church....as exemplified by St. Augustine and Blessed John Newman...are the common folk that is still interested in things divine. And there is, lastly, the Church similarly fore shadowed by the apostles, in a small 'new' monastic' contemplative community described by Pope Benedict in the same mentioned document.

6. For purposes of the 'new evengelization;'
     there is no time to evangelize the non-catholic world. This means the pagans, the Orthodox, and the Protestants. Neither is there time to evangelize the irremediable priests, bishops, and cardinals. No time for an anti-pope to amend; and Vatican I,  recognized this fact and made provisions for it. Nor is there time to evangelize those under the jurisdiction of these priests, bishops cardinals and anti-pope. In John Paul and Benedict's new evangelization these, just mentioned group, should be by-passed.
     Who, therefore, are the object of 'new' evangelization?  As in the common 'tao' in the above Gospel, everybody who is too busy with the world but who would still take great interest when they hear the Words of God. They, therefore, take great efforts to further hear and understand the Words of God.  The true apostles of God, as described by St. Grignon de Montfort, leads them to the theological virtue of Faith.
      And who are the 'new' apostles as described above?  Like the early apostles, these are men and women chosen by God who are in the contemplative state (Pope Benedict described them as 'contemplatives') and specially called to evangelize. Their number? Just as many as the apostles. God does not need more.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT.

1. The greatest commandment. Love of God
     Both the question of the Pharisees and Christ's answer implied there are many other commandments. In fact, Christ mentioned a second command which He says is similar to the first. This is love of neighbor.
     Going into details, there would be hundreds of commands given by God the Father in the Old Testament; and there are more than 80 commands given by Jesus Christ in one Gospel. The commands in the O.T. can be summarized into the 10 commandments of God; while the commands in the N.T. can be summarized into the  8 Beatitudes...... or the two above commands.
     While the O.T. commands give us a list of what is right and wrong; the N.T. commands give us the degrees of what is right, good or holy. The N.T. commands presumes that all our past sins had been forgiven and, therefore, shows us the degrees of goodness and perfection that leads to Charity.

2. What is love of God. 'If you love Me, keep My commandments.'
     The command is to love God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. Let us look at these three faculties of the soul and use the common names used to describe them. St. Augustine used the words memory, mind and free will. The command is to use these three faculties of the soul exclusively directed to God. How is this done?
     To love God with all your mind...means to use your mind or intellect to know all the commands of God as taught by Christ in the New Testament in a complete and organized way.
     To love God with all your memory...means to use your memory to recall all the commands of God as taught by Christ in the New Testament in a complete and organized way.
     To love God with all your heart...means to put into practice all the commands of God as taught by Christ in the New Testament as summarized in 'Love of God' and 'love your neighbor.'

3. In this greatest command the whole law is based, i.e. obedience to this one great command is obedience to all the commands of God, and vice versa. If there is much time to teach a child the way to salvation, I would begin to teach him all the commands of God as taught in the Old Testament; this is the life of repentance. Then I will have such a person baptized. And lastly, I will guide him to obey all the commands Christ had taught in the New Testament. In short, I will evangelize such a soul.
     But if the person concerned is old or in danger of imminent death and there is very little time to evangelize such a soul, I would simply teach him how to love God with all his heart, with all his soul and will all his mind. Then to love his neighbor as himself.

     Though, strictly speaking, it is impossible to know what is in the memory, mind and free will of a person, what is therein can be learned by what the person says. St. Paul mentioned that what ever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart and mind and memory. If the contents are good, as when a person has Faith, good will come out. If the contents are evil as when there is no Faith, then evil will come out. If he keeps quiet we cannot know what is therein.
                                                                         
 
4. There is a second command which is like the first.
     This is to love one's neighbor as we love ourselves. Since love of self consists in loving God with all your mind, memory and free will,  love your neighbor as we love ourselves consists in teaching our neighbor how to love God with all his memory, with all his mind and with all his free will. How to love God, love oneself and love one's neighbor.....is not explained in the Gospel. It is explained very well in the writings of the Fathers of the Church....without which it is impossible to explain or interpret the text of the New Testament.   This is explained fully by St. Augustine in his 'City of God.'
   
     It is possible for me to know if I love God simply by going into my own mind, memory and free will. These faculties are mine and I can enter into them and know their contents. Blessed John Newman explained how this is done in his 'Grammar of Assent.' It is, also, possible for me to know if my neighbor, like my parish priest or bishop, love God. By listening to what they say as St. Paul said. But this is more difficult to do if the person does not speak.

5. The love of neighbor is an easier visible way to detect if we or our neighbor truly love God. I can know if I love God more reliably if I love my neighbor. If I teach my neighbor's mind the commands of Christ, help him remember with his memory what those commands are, and guide him to put into practice those commands.....then I love my neighbor. I have done to him what I did to myself in trying to love God, thus I love him as I love myself. The only way I can know if my neighbor loves God is by finding out if he loves his neighbor.
     It is immaterial and most difficult to know if my neighbor loves God with all his memory, with all his mind and with all his heart. That is his business. But it is my business to teach him how to love God if I truly love God.  To teach my neighbor what I taught myself... is loving him as I love myself. And both are identical commands in its essence. That's why Christ said the second command is like the first. But the first command does not automatically mean obeying also the second. They are two identical but two separate commands. Both must be obeyed.  Obeying the first perfectly includes obeying the second also.  On the other hand, not loving one's neighbor is a sure sign one does not love God.

6. Not loving our neighbor is a sure sign we do not love ourselves and ultimately do not love God. Virtues and vices are opposites. Hate is the opposite of love. Or as St. Augustine wrote, hate is the absence of love as evil is the absence of good. How is hatred of self shown? If I do not instruct my own mind the will of God as expressed in His commands, if I do not recall in my memory the commands I have already learned and if I do not put into practice the commands I have learned....then I do not love God. And I do not love myself. If I love neither God nor myself I  cannot love my neighbor.
     The sequence is this; I must love God first. Then I must love myself in the right way by loving myself the way I loved God. Only then can I love my neighbor. But in analyzing the presence or absence of love of God,  the sequence is the reverse. We first find out if we love our neighbor;  if so, then, we love ourselves in the right way. Then it follows we love God. A defect in one is a sign all the three are defective.

     Now, let us check if we love God and ourselves in the right way by checking if we love our neighbor.
     If we do not evangelize, i.e. if we do not teach the minds of our neighbors the commandments of God both in the O.T. and N.T. then, we are not teaching their intellect how to love God with all their minds. With this failure alone there is sufficient proof there is neither love of God (who said; 'if you love Me keep My commandments', nor love of self nor love of neighbor. The failure to teach the commands of Christ to others is because we have not taught ourselves.
     If failure to teach is a serious sin, what more if sin or vice is taught to the minds of our neighbor (as teaching sex education and same sex in schools). This is worst than mere failure to teach the commands,  a more serious sin called scandal, a sin Christ condemned so strongly as deserving to be thrown into the sea with a mill stone around the neck. It can be worse if aside from failing to teach the truth, aside from teaching directly others to sin efforts are exerted to stop others from doing good....such evils would be so intolerable that the world would have no reason to continue existing.

7. Seeing that the two commands, love of God and love of neighbor, have visible signs by which we can know their presence or absence both in ourselves and in others, let us use these visible signs to analyze the personages involved in the recently concluded Bishop's Synod. So we can know who to obey and avoid. For Christ, Himself, commanded us to judge them by their fruits to see if they are of God or not.

8. Most of those in the Synod had spoken. What they said is available in prints. So we have visible signs by which we can know what is in their minds, their memories and in their hearts.The first group, who proposed that Catholics should behave as if adultery and sodomy are no longer sins, is led by Cardinal Kasper and the Austrio-German bishops. The opposing group evidently led by Cardinal Burke and the Polish-African Bishops voted against the proposal.
     Let us see who loved God with 'all their souls (or memory). The first group who proposed adultery and sodomy be acceptable morally do not have it in their memory that these sins are described in Scriptures as a sure way to hell. This is evident from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and Christ's continued advice to adulterers to sin no more and repent. They do not remember.  If they remembered but still went against the six and ninth commandments of God, that made their sins even more grievous.
     Further more, they faced the opposing group who remembered these two sins are mortal and gave their arguments. But the first group remained adamant, i.e. they did not learn from the opposing arguments, thus they were not 'loving God with all their minds.'.   Unable to love God with their souls and minds, they would, consequently, not love God with all their hearts. Cardinal Kasper's group does not love God at all. And their real leader is Pope Francis. Ergo Pope Francis does not love God at all. Since Christ's requirement for being Pope is; 'Peter do you love Me,' what is Francis doing there sitting in the papacy? He should not be there.
 
     Let us go to the clearer sign of true love of God. And that is love of neighbor. Is Francis, Kasper and their group teaching the minds of their neighbor what are the commands of God? No. Are they reminding us through our memories what are the commands of God as written in Scriptures and explained by the Fathers? No. Are they guiding us on how to put those commands into practice? No, how can they if they are not even telling us what those commands are. In fact, not only have they failed to teach us Christ's commands, they have even proposed that we commit the sins of adultery and sodomy. And worse they have forbidden us to do the right things; as in the case of those who like the old Mass and the good bishop Livieres (of Opus Dei) who just wanted to train seminarians well. They do not love their neighbors as defined.
   
     We have a Vatican bureaucracy, headed by a Pope, who neither love God nor their neighbor. They can only lead souls to hell. These people have no Charity and definitely no Faith which is the foundation of Charity. As St. Robert Bellarmine loved to say; they are neither popes, cardinal, bishops nor priest.....because without the love of God, they are not even Catholics (by this all men will know that you are my disciple if you love one another). No greater chastisement can come to the Church than to have an anti-pope and a retinue like those......because a  true Pope will never, never, never behave in this way. Why such unbecoming bahaviour in a pope that is confusing the faithful? Because he is not the pope. And after the Synod, it is impossible for anyone to show by using both theological and liturgical visible signs that he is pope. If he is not, then, somebody else is.
     Each Catholic must settle this question in his mind. Because he is bound by Faith to respond accordingly.....under pain of losing his Faith through sin against Faith.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

RENDER TO GOD, RENDER TO CAESAR, NONE to the Devil.

1. The Gospel for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary time continues to develop the idea in describing the Church and its members. In the 27th Sunday we saw the tenants who had the beginnings of Faith and, therefore, were within the vineyard which symbolizes the Catholic Church. But due to their continued disobedience to give the owner his share of the harvest (which is true worship) they lost their Faith. They were punished; the owner took away the vineyard from them.
     The tenants were the priests, bishops and cardinals assigned to care and develop the weak Faith of those who had just entered the Church. Their punishment consists in God removing everything supernatural from them; namely, the knowledge of the truth, the power to absolve and power to consecrate. Suddenly one cannot find the visible signs of the Church (One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic) from the parishes, the dioceses and possibly from the Vatican (in case of an election of an anti-pope.)
     In the 28th Sunday in Ordinary time the picture of the tenants from the previous Sunday is still there in the persons of those twice invited but who refused the invitation of the King. Wherefore, we see God's messengers (those sent by God) by-passing the priests, bishops and cardinals and going directly to all kinds of people from the by-roads.  We suddenly see the Church (pre-figured by the Banquet hall) filled. These are souls with Faith. But before they can sit down and feast on the fatted calf (which represents  perfect knowledge of Christian Doctrine) God comes to check the guests to see if they have the three theological virtues of which Charity is the wedding gown.
     One was found with Faith enabling him to enter the hall but he did not have Charity, the wedding gown. He was forbidden to partake of the fatted calf and was punished like the priest, bishops and cardinals. In the Gospel we have a figure of the Church and those within her who had the three theological virtues needed for salvation.

2. The 29th Sunday Gospel describes three kinds of people. Those who render to God what is God's; those who render to Caesar what is Caesar's; and those who render to the devil what is the devil's. The first is represented by the Apostles, the second by the Herodians and the third by the Pharisees. The first are those with Faith; the second are those without Faith but can easily have Faith; the third are those without Faith and nearly impossible to have Faith.
     What must we render to God? Everything because He owns everything. This is done by using everything He created according to His commands as found both in the O.T. and the N.T. Specifically we must render to Him our minds through an act of Faith; and our free will through an act of Charity. These acts of the mind and will are rendered to God in the form of worship which consist in lifting up of our minds and hearts to God (this will be explained better in the 30th Sunday). Another thing we must render to God is love of neighbor. First, directed to their souls  by teaching them the way that leads to Faith and Charity; and secondly, directed towards their bodies by supplying the needs of their bodies as much as our capabilities can. Rendering what is due to the bodies of our neigbors is equivalent to rendering to Caesar what is Caesar, according to St. Thomas.
     What must we render to Caesar? Caesar is personified by the Herodians. They are the civil authority (since the Jews were under the Romans and the Herodians were their employee). What Caesar needs to fulfill their duties of preserving the community in peace must be rendered to them.
     Here we must remember that we cannot render to Caesar anything that is contrary to God's laws. We must obey God first, rather than men.
     Rendering  to the devil his due is what the Pharisees were doing? We must render nothing to the devil. Sin is what is rendered to the devil. Sin is what the devil wants and what pleases him.....if he is capable of being pleased. When we sin we render to the devil what is his. To please the devil is contrary to rendering to God what is His due because we must please only God. Sinners by rendering obeisance is rendering to the devil what is his.
                                                                     
3. Today, who is rendering to God what is his due? The Gospel of the 30th Sunday in ordinary time describes him (which we hope to explain in the next post.)  Pope Benedict  described him in the 'new evangelization'; he is a contemplative. The 'new ' evangelizer must, himself, first render to God his mind through Faith and his heart through Charity. Then he must go to his neighbor by preaching to them to render to God their minds through Faith and their hearts through Charity. The evangelizer cannot evangelize unless he is first evangelized. This is the way the 'new' evangelizer is different from the tenants in the Gospel of the 27th Sunday in ordinary time.
     Who is rendering to Caesar what is Caesar's? The whole world is rendering to Caesar what is Caesar. But sadly, the whole world is, also, rendering to Caesar what is God's.
     Who is rendering to the devil what is his due which no one should do because no one should sin? The tenants mentioned before which is practically all evangelizers today. Since anything not of grace is sin, St. Paul writes, then every soul that has no Faith is rendering to the devil both what they should render to God and what they should render to Caesar. All are going to the devil.  
     This  clearly points to that group in the Bishop's Synod who were proposing to render to the devil what belongs to God. Beginning with Pope Francis, who in one of his earliest speech denied the whole theology of grace with his love without dogma, thus rendering to the devil the whole Church. Without grace everybody is delivered to Satan. Then gradually he offered the souls of unbelievers by encouraging them to remain atheist; then the souls of adulterers by encouraging them to commit sacrilege by receiving Holy Communion without first repenting; then the souls of priest by remaining gay.  This group  led by Pope Francis, Cardinal Kasper, Cardinal Tagle and some others  pushed an agenda for the Church to allow the sins of adultery and sodomy in morals. That is practically inviting God to rain fire and brimstone on the Catholic Church.These made up a third of the cardinals and bishops rendering, what St. Thomas forbade, to the devil what belongs to God, i.e. souls, by tolerating mortal sins.
     This group was evident within Vatican II as a promoter of the hermeneutics of discontinuity;  simply stated, the Church of Christ, of the apostles and the Fathers is too old and has no reason to continue existing. So they proposed a new 'Church of mercy and compassion' which is neither a church nor with compassion and mercy. Pope Benedict put his foot down on them and they momentarily hibernated. But when the restraining force of Benedict was lifted, as prophesied, they came back to life with a vengeance. This group with a large following outside the Synod are popular and followed by the whole world.  Fortunately, the restraining force of the opposing group, in an attempt to stop the schism and keep the unity of the Church, stood their ground. But the crack in the Church has widen. The schism exists; and as St. Paul prophesied 'a great apostasy' has taken place.
     It is now an irreparable schism that begun with Pius IX and became more visible during Vatican II. It exploded during the Synod with both sides strengthening their positions for the next Synod; one side rendering to the devil their whole lives and the souls of millions;  and the other side, at least, rendering to God what is God's (fidelity to God's teachings.)  Tragically, the head of the  apostasy is in the seat of the papacy.....which is the solid proof that he is not a Pope, as St. Robert Bellarmine would judge. For him to continue giving the impression that he is Pope makes him an anti-pope, putting him with the more than 40 other anti-popes in the history of the Catholic Church. The 2014 Bishop's Synod had clearly drawn the demarcation line between the Church of Christ and the Church of tolerance for all wickedness (the new protestant church Francis, Kasper and Tagle are pushing down the throat of the true Church. Fortunately, the Synod Fathers totally rejected the draft proposals rendering to the devil what is due to God.

4. As mentioned in the past posts, the Church had been expecting these events because these had been prophesied and shown in the form of types and pre-figures. The 'decay of Faith, the 'waxing cold of Charity,' the disappearance of the Catholic Church in the parishes, dioceses and even in the Vatican, the taking away of the power to absolve and consecrate from priests and bishops.... and the rise of an anti-pope who will be looked up to by the anti-christs of the world. All these are part of Divine Revelation given to man. So he who has Faith is not surprised. We have followed these events as portrayed in the Gospels in Ordinary time.  The Church even knows  the next scenario.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

27th Sunday AND 28th Sunday and the BISHOP'S SYNOD

1. The Church teaches us the FULLNESS OF CATHOLIC KNOWLEDGE  during the whole Liturgical Year. Though it is best to go through the three cycles, it is enough to go through one cycle to have a working knowledge of Catholicism.
     The Liturgical Year is  divided into two parts. First, a general outline describing the four steps of evangelization, namely, Repentance, Faith, Hope and Charity. This starts from Advent up to Pentecost. Secondly, a more specific description of Faith, Hope and Charity in 33 Sundays in Ordinary Time.
      From the first part we extract the four visible signs of the Catholic Church; One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic. The second part will show the visible signs of one who is not a Catholic and one who is truly a Catholic.
      To be a Catholic, we must be able to integrate all the Gospel lessons into a united whole like a jig-saw puzzle. We cannot do that now but let us put together, at least, two Gospels showing the two sides that are now having a hotted discussion in the Bishop' Synod.

2.  Let us discuss only the 27th and the 28th Sundays in Ordinary time. It describes both the Catholic Church and the individual Catholic.
                                                                       
3. THE 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Gospel describes the vineyard which represents the Catholic Church.  The owner is God. The grapes are souls who have very weak Faith; Faith puts them inside the Church but because their Faith is weak they need proper care. This care is given by the tenants hired by the owner.  The tenants are priests, bishops and cardinals whose primary job is the care of souls.  Occasionally the owner would send messengers to demand His share of the grapes. These messengers are holy Popes, holy Cardinals, holy bishops, holy priests and even holy lay people as in the case of St. Francis. The owner's share is the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity; firstly,  from the tenants; and secondly, from the grapes (the souls entrusted to them.)
      What happened to the tenants and the messengers and the vineyard? The Gospel states that the tenants refused to give the owner His share. That the tenants mistreated and persecuted the messengers. And they killed the son who was to inherit the vineyard.
      What did the owner do to the tenants is important because this is what happened to one group in the Bishop's Synod whom we shall call 'the tenants.' The Gospel states that the Owner took the vineyard away from them.
       Keeping in mind that the tenants are the priests, bishops and cardinals, what will be the consequences if the vineyard, which is the Church is taken away from them? They will absolutely have no knowledge of Divine Revelation (since this is infused knowledge that comes with the theological virtues).  They will go against the Dogmatic and Moral teachings of the Church due to their lack of knowledge. Without the theological virtues which is the proper disposition for receiving a sacrament of the living like Holy Orders,  their ordinations will be invalid, thus they will have no power to absolve sin and consecrate the Bread and Wine.
      The tenants, though at the beginning have Faith that enable them to qualify to be tenants and enter the vineyard, suddenly find themselves outside the Church that had been taken away from them due to their infidelity. The description of these tenants is clear in the writings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church that we can identify them in the on-going Bishop's Synod and even name them. In fact, you can identify them from the news. At the time Cardinal Pell counted them,  they made up 1/3 of the Bishops. But they held all the important positions in the Synod.
      Since Judas is the biblical type of these tenants they are probably spiritually possessed by Satan as can be seen in what they are doing. They are sending the Mystical Body of Christ to be crucified again, as St. Paul would say.
      So let's call these group 'the tenant.'

4. Now, let us look at the Gospel of the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Instead of a vineyard, the Church is described as a Wedding Banquet. The king is God. The Banquet Hall is the Church. Entrance to the Hall is through Faith and sitting down to eat the fatted calf is Charity. Note that to sit down and eat the fatted calf one needs a wedding gown which is Charity. The fatted calf is the deepest teachings of Christ given exclusively to contemplatives and mystics....or those who have reached Charity (or the Unitive way.) The son to be wedded is Jesus Christ. The Church is both the bride and the hall (the little confusion shows the limitations of parables.)
      Those invited twice are the tenants who said 'yes' showing little faith but they eventually did not go to the Banquet thus losing their Faith.  Those from the by-roads are those neglected by priests, bishops and cardinals. The messengers are as usual God-chosen messengers......in some way 'angels'. Or as Pope John Paul and Benedict described them 'contemplatives'; and further described by St. Bonaventure as contemplatives living a new form of monasticism.
       Note that the messengers did not go any more to priest, bishops and cardinals (the tenants), but went directly to the souls in the by-roads. Remember the messengers were mistreated and beaten by the tenants. So the tenants are avoided this time. This is clearly stated in the 'new' evangelization.
       The tenants in the 27th Sunday and as described again in the 28th Sunday were sent to hell. St. Thomas of Aquinas writes, not to the inner hell but to the outer hell which is hotter.
     
       Those in the by-roads were led directly to Scriptures and the Fathers of the Church. These sources are the messengers of God. They did not go to human teachers like priests, bishops and cardinals.
       They were invited; this is the life of repentance. They entered the Banquet Hall; this is Faith. They went to the table with the fatted calf; this is Charity. One man, however, entered the Hall, showing he had repented and had Faith. But when the King entered to check, as He always does, if all had wedding gowns, He saw that this man had no gown and when asked why, he could not answer. How come he could not answer? Because he had repented and he had Faith. So he should know and should have the power to reach Charity and wear a wedding gown. It was careless negligence. The King had him punished.
      The picture of the Banquet Hall, what should be worn and what was the festive meal had been well described by the Scripture and the Fathers. So it is easy to know where is the Banquet and who are attending the feast among those in the Bishop's Synod. We can even group them together and call them by name.
       Let's call them the  'by-road'

5.  ANALYSIS
      The vineyard was taken away from the tenants. So they will have no visible signs of Faith, Hope and Charity. They will necessarily go against the Dogmas and Morals of the Catholic Church. And this is what happened to one group headed by Cardinal Kasper, Cardinal Tagle, Cardinal Baldisseri, Cardinal Erdo, Archbishop Erdo, Archbishop Forte, Cardinal Schonborn, and Cardinal Dolan... just to mention a few. They are practically pushing a 'new' church that tolerates disobeying Christ's commands and going against Catholic dogmas like the theology of grace. In effect, this group is starting a schism prompted by their apostasy. They are described as making up 1/3 of the Synod but growing in number every day through manipulation and/or threats.  Now they hold all the important positions in the Synod. And the head of this group is Pope Francis himself. How can a pope go against his office to maintain the teachings of Christ  by  changing established doctrines and introducing totally foreign, if not, heretical teachings? There can only be one reason. He is not a Pope but an anti-pope. Bergoglio had devised this new Protestant church when he was in Argentina with his book 'Church of Mercy' based on the wrong concept of mercy but without truth or dogma introduced by Cardinal Kasper. Both are heading  the tenant group.
      The tenants are in schism.  They are leaning towards a great apostasy. If one of them sits in St. Peter's throne then he would be the much awaited and prophesied  anti-pope who will be against Christ.  These tenants are ruling the Synod though they are only 1/4;   but they are gradually increasing in number. Imagine Bergoglio is the leader of the schism.

       The by-road are those who accepted the invitation of the messengers. Unlike the tenants and those under them, they accepted the invitation through a life of repentance; they have received the theological virtue of  Faith thus have entered the Banquet Hall. Having Faith they know the basic teachings and commandments of Christ. And this is clearly shown by mass media in such persons as Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Muller, Archbishop Shevchuk, Cardinal Sarah, the African Bishops who were belittled by Kasper, and the Bishops of Poland.  Belonging to this group are all those theological lay authors outside the Synod who had been tortured by the machinations of the tenant group. All of them expressed a knowledge only those with Faith can express. And which the other side are completely ignorant of......as expected.
     This group are not yet showing that they have the wedding gown which is the perfection of Charity. But this polarizing experience in the Synod will help them progress towards this direction.

     The tenants are enjoying great popularity in the world because the  world, of which Satan is the prince, is now welcome to this new church that tolerates all wickedness (as Pope Pius X described the heresy of modernism). And it is expected that the majority of the tenant priests, bishops and cardinals in the world will side with them. And those under them, too. The whole world, having lost its Faith, is ready to welcome this group and their teachings.  Without knowing that they are being led to the wide, wide road that leads to hell and they don't know it. This is the great chastisement.

     Those who accepted the invitation from the by-roads who are in the Bishop's Synod seems to be all there is. Hardly anyone is in the world; probably one or two like Bishop Livieres of Paraguay who was fired for being a good bishop. The few are holding on but are over-ruled, suppressed, unheard, insulted, no media coverage and whose good, orthodox doctrines are not documented in the 'relationes,' the summaries of the meetings.

     Next week, the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Gospel will further show the truth of this on-going polarization in the Synod prophesied by St. Paul.
   
 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

THE VINEYARD - The Catholic Church TODAY.

1. The Parable of the Vineyard as type of the Catholic Church
     The Catholic Church had been portrayed as a vineyard of the Lord in Scriptures.  The owner is God. To work in the vineyard means to attain the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. This work can only be accomplished within the vineyard of the Lord, i.e. the Church. One, therefore, needs to enter or to be invited into her before one can work. There are tenants ( the priests, bishops and cardinals) and there are grapes (the laymen). The Gospel shows us the continuing tragedy within the Church. That souls, already within the vineyard, are lost because of the bad tenants.
     There are other aspects in the parable that have deep spiritual meaning; like what does it mean to spade and clear the vineyard of stones; to plant it with choicest vine, to built a watch tower, to hew out a wine press and to plant a hedge around it.
     However, let us concentrate only on a few aspect of the picture; who is the Owner, what does the vineyard represent, who are the grapes, , who are the tenants, who are the slaves sent to collect the dues, what happened to the tenants and the vineyard at the end of the parable. And after the vineyard was taken away from the tenants, to whom was it given?
     Having removed half of the important points we still have a lot of points to consider. The reason for choosing the latter points is because of its eschatological significance; i.e.  what it is telling us today.

2. The Vineyard in the first reading (from the O.T.).
     A vineyard is described in the first reading of the 27th Sunday in Ordinary time. It had all the symbols of the Church but the emphasis was on the wild grapes and the tenants. The grapes (the people) inside were not well cared for by the tenants so the wrong grapes (bad fruits) grew.   The owner showed great mercy by giving a fully well provided vineyard to the tenants; but showed, also, Divine Justice by destroying the vineyard due to the infidelity of the tenants.
     Watch the worker-tenants; and what the owner did to the vineyard. The worker-tenants were negligent in their work. The result was the wild grapes.  The owner destroyed the vineyard, took away the hedges, gave it to grazing, broke the walls and let it be trampled.  It was not pruned or hoed and overgrown with thorns and briers. Note the anger of the owner. He made the vineyard into ruin and summoned the clouds not to send rain upon it.
     If the vineyard is a fore-shadowing of the Catholic Church, observe how God will treat it with His Justice.  It is a portrait of the Church as it approaches the end of its history; and its direction is neither towards renewal nor a 'New Pentecost' nor a golden era.  It is total destruction.......followed by a totally 'new creation.' Note this carefully in this first reading because it is repeated in the Gospel; and the 'new creation' is the 'new evangelization' of Pope Benedict. Not the new evangelization after the papacy of Benedict.

3. The Vineyard in the Gospel reading (N.T.).
     The vineyard is where  grapes grow. Grapes are the souls being evangelized and, therefore, had received the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity from God. This is a long and arduous process and great care and much discipline is needed for the souls to develop. Evidently very capable farmer-tenants are needed.
     Who are the farmers or tenants employed by God to work on the vineyard? Well, who are supposed to evangelize? Priests, bishops, Cardinals.....and, of course, the Pope. These tenants, in a sense, are also the slaves of the owner but their job is to work the fields as tenants. The owner have another group of slaves; these are his collectors of revenues. These are two actors; one called tenants the other is called slaves.

      Unlike in the Old Testament where the vineyard was producing wild grapes, in the Gospel the vineyard was producing good grapes. While in the first reading the tenant's fault was carelessly planting wild grapes; in the Gospel the tenant's fault was not giving the owner his share of the harvest.  Christ had given the N. T. tenants (the priests, bishops, and cardinals) the way of evangelization, i.e. good grape vines. But the people (the grape vines)  are not producing Faith, Hope and Charity. God is not receiving His due, i.e. souls with the theological virtues. The grape vines are of good quality and can produce good wine. But the good wine due to God is not given Him. The tenants are using it for their own purposes....probably getting drunk with it.

     So the owner sends his trusted group of slaves to collect His due.  These slaves are, likewise, priests, bishops, cardinals and specially Popes.  These slaves are  'sent by God,' thus holy souls,  to His Vineyard to instruct the tenants, who are similarly priest, bishops and cardinals (but incompetent ones) how to evangelize by teaching the three proper steps, completely and in the right order. In the hope that the tenants, themselves, produce good grapes, cause the grape vines to produce good grapes and give God His just dues in the form of Divine Worship.
      Acting like a slave of God sent to the Catholic world, this is exactly what Pope Benedict did when he became Pope. He taught the whole Church the three theological virtues in his three encyclical ('Deus Caritas Est', 'Spe Salvi' and 'Caritas in veritate\), then taught the world how to acquire these virtues through the the 'new evangelization'  (during the 'Year of Faith' and 'Porta Fidei').  God sent him because He was not getting His share of the harvest,... souls with Faith and Charity.
     We have here two sets of priests, bishops, cardinals and Popes. One set is the tenants who are running the institutional Church, i.e. the parish, the diocese and the Vatican. The second set are the saintly priests, bishops, and Popes God sent, precisely, to collect His dues.  The Popes sent to collect the dues are real Popes   The tenant Popes are not  real Pope but anti-popes.
     In the confrontation between the tenants and the slaves  who got the upper hand? The bad tenants. The Gospel states that the slaves (the good guys) were seized, they were beaten, killed and stoned. They were not able to get and give the owner His due.....which is souls with Faith and Charity.. Nobody was going to heaven.
                                                               
4. Eschatological interpretation.
     From the Old Testament down to the present, priests, bishops and cardinals are withholding God's due by either teaching the wrong doctrines or incomplete teachings. The whole history of the Catholic Church is filled with priests, bishops, cardinals and anti-popes withholding God's due of souls (Arius, Peladius, Marcion, Luther, Photius, Wolsey and the Bishop's Synod of 2012 and the German bishops at Magdeburg come to mind.)
     The good slaves sent to collect God's due, the saints,  come only occasionally...and observe  how they are treated. Pope Pius IX was exiled by his own priest, bishops and cardinals. Another messenger sent by God to collect, Antonio Rosmini, were ganged up by the hierarchy. Pope Benedict rescued him from the hierarchical gutter.

     This had been happening from the time of the Old Testament up to the present. Priest, bishops and cardinals are producing monsters instead of true Christians. Of course, those outside the Church are worse. But let us first mind our own business.  Not one good, decent tenant? None, states the Gospel. Only the slave-collectors and those who became their followers, like those who followed St. Benedict or St. Francis gave God His due.
 
     What did those bad priests, bishops and cardinals do? Aside from not caring for the vineyard, aside from not giving God His due.....they mistreated the slaves who came to collect. Recall how they mistreated Blessed John Cardinal Newman, a convert from Anglicanism, I am impressed he did not return to Anglicanism. The Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals were so un-Catholic towards him. Only the Pope  who was one of God's slaves sent to the vineyard to collect from the tenants was able to collect from Newman. Newman, in turn, became a collector.
     True Popes are always faithful servants who remind people of their dues....which is obedience to God's command. When someone who claims to be Pope behaves like a tenant disobeying the commands of Christ, then he is not a Pope but an anti-pope.
   

5. Similarly, today, the collector-messengers of God are mistreated. They are thrown out from Vatican offices, persecuted for doing good, falsely accused, demoted to being chaplains of small islands and like Joan of Arc, shamelessly accused of heresy. But wait and see what they did to the Son of the Owner.

6. The Owner sent his own Son in the form of the Word of God probably in a document like 'Deus Caritas Est' or 'Porta Fidei' and they are thrown out of the window, suppressed, completely disregarded .....or as St. Paul wrote 'they crucified Him again.'

7. At the end of the Gospel the tenants plan and actually kill the Son who would inherit the vineyard; and they took over the vineyard.
     Let us look at a complete eschatological picture of the Gospel. The Church begins with having priest, and bishops who are either ignorant and/or disobedient to Christ's commands. Unchecked, their ignorance and disobedience destroy the structure and stability of the whole Church. This grow worse every month, and since whoever does not progress regresses the Church reaches the 6th hour (28th Sunday) in a deplorable condition. So, we are suddenly faced with a Pope and a Bishop's Synod who have completely failed in their evangelization shown in the fact that they do not even know how to evangelize (as shown in the 58 proposals of the previous Synod). They have killed the Son of God by throwing out of the window the Words of God as shown in the initial statements of the on-going Bishop's Synod in Rome.  And they have taken complete control of the vineyard running the Church as if it was their own, as clearly seen from the initial ideas presented in the Synod. Those are the ideas from some German Bishops from Magdeburg, not from Christ of Bethlehem.
   

8. The owner sees the tenants staging a coup d' etat, have thrown away and killed the Word of God and installing their own thoughts and ideas. They have taken over the vineyard. What does God, the owner, do?  He takes the vineyard away from the tenants and gives it to others who will do a good job. So God takes away the Church from these tenants. Suddenly you cannot find the Catholic Church in the parishes, in the dioceses and even in the Vatican. Thus fulfilling the prophesy that these places, specially the Vatican, would become the haunt of evil spirits and the anti-Christs, the Blessed Virgin Mary prophesied in La Sallete.
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     The apocalypse gives two descriptions of the Catholic Church. One is the description of the apostate catholic Church from whom the vineyard was taken away because of what the tenants did; this is described in the Apocalypse as the whore whose religion is extended in all the seas, whose priests wear red and purple and whose head office is on the city of seven hills....a perfect picture of the Bishop's Synod under Pope Francis in Rome. The Anglicans were right in interpreting this whore as the Catholic Church. But this is the apostate church; not the true Church..
     The second is  the spiritual Church as described in John Paul II and Benedict's 'new evangelization', which nobody seems to know because it is spiritual. But the spiritual man knows it. It is the Woman clothed with the Sun. She left the parishes, dioceses and the Vatican which are all in the cities and flew into the mystical desert in a special place prepared by God. St. Bonaventure described this Church to whom the vineyard was given as the contemplative life or the 'new monasticism.' Thus the word 'new evangelization.'  Pope Benedict knew it was time to move from the Vatican to a small monastic cell because the vineyard would be transferred to contemplatives, i.e. souls with perfect Faith, Hope and Charity.....a Catholic community that is as perfect as the Heavenly Father is perfect. Thus Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Apocalyptic Woman is the patroness of the New Evangelization. Two ladies; the Woman clothed with the Sun and the whore. Both are called Catholic but one is going to heaven, the other to hell.

9 So where is the vineyard?  To whom was it given?  It was briefly described by Christ to the Samaritan Woman when He said; the day will come you will not have to worship in the parish, in the cathedral.... not even in the Vatican because true worshipers will worship in spirit and in truth. This was more specifically described in the second reading. The vineyard will be given to those who raise their minds in every form of prayer and in petitions full of gratitude. And whose thoughts are wholly directed to all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, pure, admirable, decent, virtuous or worthy of praise. In short, to those who live according to what they have learned and accepted, from what St. Paul said and did. This is what Pope Benedict described in the 'new evangelization' as the contemplative life or the 'new monasticism' quoting St. Bonaventure. These are the ones to whom the vineyard of the Lord will be given.....and who will receive the peace of God. Pope Benedict transferred here  to head the true Church.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A FATHER HAD TWO SONS - Both were Catholics.

1. The 26th Sunday is advance knowledge of the Catholic Faith.
     Holy Mother the Church is teaching us the complete plan of salvation as taught by Divine Revelation in the Liturgical Year; starting with Advent and ending in Christ the King. The Liturgical Year begins with a summary of the four steps of evangelization and then proceeds with a detailed presentation of the development of Faith explained during the 33 Sundays in Ordinary Time.   Each Sunday gives two visible signs.  A sign of the absence of Faith, the other is a visible sign of the presence of Faith. While the sign of the deterioration of Faith is not portrayed, the development of the presence of Faith to its perfection is portrayed.
     Through the Liturgy one can know if he has Faith or not.  He can, also know the stage of the development of his Faith. And whatever knowledge he has acquired he can apply it to others; i.e. if he is in the level of Faith portrayed in the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, he can know if others are in the same level or lower, whether the other is your husband, your parish priest or your Pope. The purpose of the Sundays in Ordinary Time is precisely for anyone to know if he has Faith or not; and if he has Faith in what level he is in.

2. The Sundays of the Liturgy describe those without Faith and they remain without Faith as the Sundays progresses. Among those with Faith some progresses to Hope and Charity. Others looses their Faith. The Gospel on the two sons shows two people with Faith; one has Faith but looses it. The other son has Faith; it does not develop. He becomes repentant and revives his Faith and proceeds to Hope and Charity. In the Gospel Christ says that the second was the one obedient to the Father.

3. Both sons had Faith.
     The Gospel narrates that both sons knew the Will of the Father; which is to go out and work in the vineyard. St. Thomas of Aquinas comments that working in the vineyard means to work for one's personal sanctity by going through the steps, namely, first; to live the life of repentance. Secondly, to receive grace together with Faith, Hope and Charity.
     Faith, like Charity, is defined as obedience to  the commands of Christ. There is a difference between knowledge of the commands of God the Father in the Old Testament and the commands of God the Son in the New Testament. The O.T. commands can be learned naturally and needs only actual grace for its understanding and execution. The N.T. commands cannot be learned naturally. One has to rise to the supernatural level through grace to know and execute them.
     While Faith is knowledge of the commands of Jesus Christ in the New Testament that is only possible when one is in the state of sanctifying grace, Charity is both knowledge and putting into practice the commands of Christ... which requires greater graces or more intimate Union with God. So knowledge of the commands of Christ without putting it into practice is Faith....but dead Faith. This cannot merit the Kingdom of God.
                                                                       
4. Eschatology of the Church.
     While the Liturgy of the Mass shows the progress of Faith in the Gospels, it does not show the deterioration of Faith in a soul. The latter is shown in the prophecies of Christ. And here we see a conflict between the two.  The progress of Faith in the Gospels of the Liturgy and the picture of Faith in the eschatological picture of the Church are the exact opposite.
     We see the younger son, a figure of the Catholic Church, receiving the theological virtue of Faith. Then, he looses this Faith. Then he regains this Faith through 'repentance.' And lastly progresses towards the perfection of Charity. That is the picture of the Church in the Liturgy.
     What is the picture of the Church from the prophecies of Christ? As we have seen a 'decay in Faith' and a 'waxing cold of Charity'.....a lost of Faith and Charity. The opposite of what we see in the Liturgy.
                                                                 
5, The intellect and the free will.
     Let us see how the intellect and the free will of the two sons operate in relation to Faith and Charity. Faith is an assent of the intellect; while Charity is consent of the free will. It is most complicated than this but let us simplify it just for the now.
      A truth is formed in the intellect, let us say, 'there is a God.'  The intellect examines this truth to see if the truth can be judged to be credible. Logically the mind cannot ascertain the veracity of the truth because the mind has to start from the natural and judge something supernatural. Though the mind cannot be certain precisely because of the gap between the natural and supernatural the mind has to be contented in seeing the truth to be credible. Reasoning from nature the mind is convinced beyond doubt that the truth is credible because the tangible proofs, like the whole of creation,  is convincing. So the mind gives its assent to the truth. From here it becomes complicated but let us leave the complication and go fast forward.
   
     So we are here where the mind had consented to a truth that 'God exists.' When there is a truth in the mind, the mind, itself, consults the free will and influences it to consent to what the intellect had assented to. Because the will is free, it can consent or dissent. The will can say 'I consent to the truth that 'God exists,' or I  dissent to the truth that 'God exists.'
     If the intellect assents to the truth and the free will consents to the same truth, the will returns and orders the intellect to act upon the truth assented to. When the intellect agrees with the free will, by another process, the intellect thinks how to respond to the fact that 'God exists.' Hopefully, by this time the intellect had already learned that to respond adequately to the truth that 'God exists,' he must worship this God.
     The process by which the intellect assents to the truth is called Faith. The process by which the free will consents to the assent of the intellect...and the intellect ordering the will to 'worship' this God is Charity. And the result of this whole process produces a fruit called OBEDIENCE OF FAITH. The act of worshiping God is the obedience of Faith. This is what merits us the Kingdom of God.
     This is what is lacking in Pope Francis and his co-hort thus showing lack of Faith and Charity.

6. Faith is belief in all the commands of Christ often symbolized as obedience to only one command, as in the example in the Gospel, 'to go out and work in the vineyard.' That is only one command.
     Needless to say obedience to all the commands of Christ, which is the third requirement of evangelization as mentioned in the Apostolic Commission, needs firstly, knowledge of all the commands of Christ, then belief in all the commands and finally obedience to all the commands. This last step is what makes one a Catholic and deserving of Eternal Life.
     St. James wrote in his Epistle that obedience to one command is like obedience to all the commands because the author of the one command is the same author of all the rest of the commands. If you disobey one command you do not disobey the command, you disobey the author. Since the author of the one command is the same author of all the rest of the commands, disobedience to one is disobedience to all. And vice versa. Perfect obedience to one is obedience to all; thus St. Peter wrote 'in bearing everybody's burden  you fulfill all the commands of Christ. Note that obedience to one command is like obeying all the commands.
     Thus the Angels were given only one command. The ones who obeyed remained angels while those who disobeyed the one command became devils.  Adam and Eve were given only one command, to eat of all the tree except one. They disobeyed only one command and were similarly severely punished together with all their children up to the end of the world.
     We should never take lightly disobedience to one command. Never say; 'it's only one command.' That might be the way you think. But God does not think the way man thinks.


7. The Elder Son.
     The commands of God from both the O.T. and N.T. were in the intellect of the Elder Son.  This is symbolized by his knowing the command of the Father 'to go out and work in the vineyard.'  That is the beginnings of Faith. He progresses in Faith and assents with his intellect saying; 'I will go.' Then his Faith stops progressing. So he does not go because the will did not continue consenting. In effect, the assent of the intellect was not complete. He acted like half a man. The privation of the other half made his Faith defective. He had Faith but it was very weak .
     Having a weak Faith the intellect could not convince the free will to consent. So the Elder son partially assented but did not obey. His Faith was incomplete and so weak it easily 'decayed'.

8. The Younger Son.
    All the commands of God are, similarly, in the intellect of the Younger Son. He knew exactly the same command; to go out and work in the vineyard. But his intellect does not consent; he dissents, 'I will not go.' But the commands of God remains in his intellect; and that is good. After dissenting for a time, his intellect returns to the command of God still in his intellect and he changes his mind and assents to it. And not only that. He progressed. His intellect assents; then convinces his free will to consent; the free will consents and orders his intellect to act upon its assent to the command. Then the intellect, as commanded by the free will orders the free will to act and obey.
     What we see in the Younger Son was this; he was properly evangelized but there was a rejection by the intellect. The teachings  properly done remained in his intellect. This presence allowed him to rethink and change his mind. From there he went straight from no Faith to the perfection of Faith which is obedience by 'going out and working in the vineyard' and proceeded in working towards the perfection of Charity.
     Evidently the intellects of Pope Francis and his Vatican bureacracy had not been properly evangelized as shown by the 58 proposals of the Bishop's Synod of 2013.

9. Liturgy vs Eschatology.
    What we have just discussed is the beautiful Liturgy of the Church. It is a lesson on how to grow from being a child and growing to become an adult in the spiritual life. This consists in having the Words of Divine Revelation in our minds; assenting  to them with our intellect, consenting with our free will, directing our minds to put the truth into action, and lastly to actually obeying the command learned.
     Now let us see the Eschatology, in other words, what is actually happening in the Church today. This is based, not on the Liturgy but in the Eschatological teachings of the Church or from the prophecies of the Old and New Testament, taken from the book of Revelation, occasionally from the Fathers, the saints and lastly, the approved apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
     The eschatological scenario of these days is this: the 'decay of faith', the waxing cold of Charity, the lost of the power to forgive sins, the lost of power to consecrate the Bread and Wine, the total darkening of the truth, the lost of the Catholic Church in the world and the devil entering souls of priest, bishops, cardinals and even of an anti-pope. This is Good Friday repeating itself and its main figure is the destruction of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church. That will be followed by Easter Sunday. But how many will see Easter?

10. Neither the Elder nor the Younger Son.
      From the visible signs of the Elder and Younger sons as portrayed in the Liturgy of the Mass, nobody, neither laymen, priest, bishop, cardinal nor even the present Pope had reached the spirituality of the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. They do not have the visible signs. Keep in mind that the Liturgy are visible signs of invisible realities. Signs show that our priests do not have the invisible reality of Faith and Charity; which confirms they cannot absolve, cannot say Mass and cannot enter the Church and attain Eternal Life.
     Note the description of the two sons; they knew the one command of God, as the angels and our first parents knew the one command God gave them, which was the embodiment of all the commands of God. Note, also, the defect of each. The Elder, at first agreed to obey; but later on disobeyed. The younger son, at first disobeyed; but later on obeyed. Both, somehow disobeyed and obeyed. But both had in their minds the one command of the Father that embodied all the commands of God.
   
      Pope Francis had reformed the Curia; removing all who holds the doctrine of the Apostles and replaced them with the propagators of the 'new' religion made by men called 'the Church of mercy,' whose greatest command is the 'new charity,' which looks more like arrogance. Both words,  'mercy' and 'charity' do not conform to the definitions of the same words used by St. Thomas Aquinas. It is so new their definition is out of this world. With the reformed curia and the Bishop's Synod, Pope Francis is consistently  showing disobedience to the commands of Christ. Christ commanded the adulterous woman; 'sin no more and then come follow Me.' The Vatican Bureacracy is saying 'continue sinning and sin further by receiving  Holy Communion.' Christ said; 'Believe', Francis says; you don't have to believe to go to heaven. Christ said; 'evangelize'; Francis says; don't proselytize.That is the worst you can do.
     The constant disobedience shows the free will is not consenting (i.e. there is no Charity), just like the elderly son. But the elderly son knew the command with his intellect. Pope Francis and his bureau do not have the commands in their intellect, their inability  to assent. There is no consent and there is no assent; unlike the two sons. The prophecy of Christ on the 'decay of faith' and 'the waxing cold of Charity' is being fulfilled.
      Pope Francis shows ignorance of the teachings of Christ on the theology of grace which makes up the entire Catholic religion being a Covenant of grace as shown in his first well publicized statement when he said 'you can love without the need for dogmas.' It is like saying; you can have Charity without Faith. That goes completely against the Catechism.
     Another ignorance is on the Gospel of the old and new wine in an old or new wine skin. The last sentence of that Gospel is; And Christ said the old wine is better.' In a homily to a small audience of laymen and several bishops and cardinals Pope Francis gave a homily on the same Gospel and said; that Christ said the new wine was better.
     Now, wait a minute. Is this inability to read or pure blindness? If he can read why did he say the opposite of what Christ said.  The Pope was selling his new Protestant religion called the 'Church of Mercy,' which is neither a church nor is it merciful. Thus inferring that Christ was encouraging all to taste the new wine which was Francis's new man-made sect.
     The whole Vatican bureacracy that is backing up the 'Church of mercy' which should be more appropiately called 'Church that tolerates all wickedness' is ignorant that true mercy is based on Justice as clearly shown on the Friday Readings after the 27th Sunday in Ordinary time.  The two sons had this knowledge in their intellect; Pope Francis, his curia and his bishop's synod do not have this knowledge in their intellect.
     The first reading for the First Friday Mass was a warning to the Jews and the priests to fear God's Justice that will come if they continue tolerating their wickedness. And the Gospel is Christ showing His Justice towards Chorasim and  Bethsaida  while showing mercy to Tyre and Sidon. True mercy is founded on Justice. Pope Francis 'Church of Mercy', which is the title of his book is not true mercy but tolerance of all wickedness which God condemned at the end of the same first reading.
     The present Pope and his group of 8 or 9 and Bishop's Synod are both disobedient to the commands of Christ and ignorant of the teachings of Christ. They have not reached the liturgical spirituality of the  27th Sunday in Ordinary time; i.e. they still do not have Faith, Hope and Charity.
     But they are on schedule in the eschatology of the Church.  While the true Church is personified by 'Signum Magnum,' which is the Woman of the Apocalypse patroness of the 'new evangelization',...... Pope Francis and his bureacracy is personified by the whore in the city of the seven hills....the anti-Christ in the Vatican, prophesied by  our Lady at LaSallete.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

AND THE DEVIL ENTERED INTO HIM because he did not believe.

1. WE HAVE BEEN REVIEWING THE DOCTRINAL BASIS OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION.
     We are painting a portrait of the Church TODAY from the truths of Divine Revelation, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, the propositions of the Holy Popes.... and applying them to the current events of the day.
     We had been discussing the doctrines  on which the 'new' evangelization of John Paul II and Benedict XVI are based on. The 'new' evangelization is essentially the classical evangelization instituted by Christ as written in the last chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew. The slight difference is because of the state of the world during those two different times that is surrounding the Church to which She had to adjust. This adjustment is necessary for the Church to evangelize effectively. The slight adjustment dictates how the Church should relate to the world.
     The 'new evangelization' is based on two prophecies of Christ which were explained by the Fathers, emphasized by the Popes and confirmed by the Blessed Virgin in her apparitions.
   
2. TWO PROPHECIES OF CHRIST which the 'new evangelization' had seriously taken into account and which irritates priests when reminded to take them into account.
     Christ described how His Church  will be from His time up to the end of time. First, it will experience the 'decay of Faith' and secondly, it will experience the 'waxing cold of charity.' The Church experienced these mildly at the time of Christ but will experience them very severely in these our times; basing it on the ascetical principle 'he who does not progress regresses,' i.e. either you grow from Faith to the perfection Charity OR you regress from Faith back to paganism.
     With the two prophecies of Christ fulfilled today, we added prophecies from the old testament where the prophet threatened that because of unbelief God will withdraw from the priests both the power to absolve sins and the power to consecrate the Bread and Wine. This was a prophecy pre-figuring the state of the church before the birth of Christ and during the Passion of Christ; wherein in both cases the Jews lost the Ark, thus, their ability to offer the sacrifice. The world will eventually lose the power to consecrate the Bread and Wine. There will be no Mass as Christ prophesied to the Samaritan Woman at the well. St. Thomas writes, when the reality of Christ is about to appear, the shadows or types disappear.
      The liturgical abuses that started after Vatican II, the dislike of Pope Francis for the Old Mass and the recent appointment of Benedict's liturgical mortal enemy at the Congregation of worship and the sacraments had rung the death knell for the Catholic Liturgy and eventually the Catholic Church.  We are seeing, indeed, the fulfilliment of the Prophecies of Christ and the warnings of  His Mother.
      The prophecies tell us that most of the priests, bishops and cardinals are without Faith and as a consequence, as St. Paul wrote, 'all that is not of Faith is sin,  they will only teach us to sin and lead us to hell. It will be very rare  to find a John Vianney,  a man of Faith, who can show us the way to heaven.
     Because of these two prophecies Pope Benedict insisted that every Catholic, without any exception, from cardinals down to the laymen, should check if they had Faith. He, first addressed the whole Church with the 'Jubilee of St. Paul,' where he reminded us that Faith comes with grace.  Then in his 'Year of the Priests' he was insistent that all priest (I suppose including bishops and cardinals) return to the seminary and relearn their Moral Theology kneeling down before the Blessed Sacrament because that is the only way to learn theology; as expressed in the 'new evangelization' and quoting Christ in praising Peter in learning his theology the right way.
                                                                 

      AT THIS POINT we are faced with this reality; first, that we cannot learn the way to salvation from our priests, bishops and cardinals. Secondly, that there is no way by which we can know if the sins we confess are forgiven. Thirdly, there is no way to know if the Mass we are attending is truly a Mass or just a vaudeville
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3. LET US ADD ONE MORE PROPHECY to those mentioned above. This is the release of Satan from the bottomless pit as prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
     It is a Catholic belief that there are devils who were once angels but who rebelled against God. When the devils were driven out of heaven they were not sent to hell but to earth to test the children of men. But after the birth of the Catholic Church their leader, Lucifer, was chained in the bottomless pit to allow the Church to grow and multiply with little resistance.  The 'little' resisting devils who were left behind,  however, did a good job in attacking the Church; generally in two ways. First, by violently attacking the physical bodies of the members of the Church and/or secondly, by obfuscating their minds with doubts and error.  Both to lead the soul to sin and heresy.

     The 'decay of Faith' is a defect of the human mind. The 'waxing cold of Charity' is a defect of the human will. Both defects were inherited by man in his fallen human nature. The devil's work is to worsen the defects of the mind and the will. After all the devils are pure spirits with corrupt minds and wills, thus designed to corrupt the minds and wills of men and possess them. Done by little devils before, their leader, Lucifer, the Seraphic devil, is prophesied to be released sometime around this century to test the Church one last time.
     Evangelization is meant to correct the defects of both the mind and will to enable man to possess God, instead.
   
4. TWO KINDS OF DIABOLICAL POSSESSION
     There are two kinds of diabolical possession;  physical and the spiritual.  The first, physical, is when God allows the devil to control the physical or bodily parts of a man. Their manifestations are what we ordinarily see in movies, like guttural voice, ugly faces, green saliva, levitation, super strength, etc. Many of the possessions in Scriptures are of these kind.
     It is easy to exorcise physical possessions. Priests, with the permission from their bishops, can easily exorcise this type. Often a mere life of conversion or entering a monastery can drive away such diabolical presence.   It becomes more difficult, however,  when physical possession is in the national or international level, i.e. the devil physically possessing whole towns, country, nation or even continents...as among the Aztecs in Mexico or the entire Africa, once upon a time.
     The second,  spiritual possession, is more serious as in the case of Judas. Here, the person himself, by an act of his mind and free will opens his souls for the free entrance of the diabolical through avarice.  Though this cannot happen without God's permission He  allows it for the chastisement of the person concerned. God can, of course, exorcise such but He will never do it on His own. In the case of Judas, because of his avarice, neither Christ nor His apostles were able to convince Judas to willingly reject the devil.

5. TWO DIABOLICAL ATTACKS ON THE CHURCH in an attempt for possession.
      While the above possessions occur in individuals, it can, also, and in fact often occur to groups, nations, continents and the whole Church in the form of attacks.
      The physical attacks often happen to adults when they have the beginnings of Faith in the form of martyrdom or genocide. God allows it to perfect their Faith.  It happens to children because of their innocence in the form of abortion. God allows it to bring them to heaven earlier. Both are rampant and world wide. The devil is cheated by God on both occasion but the violence of these attacks shows that the devil knows something we do not know.

      Because of the 'decay of Faith' and the 'waxing cold of Charity,' that are consequences of fallen human nature, the Church had become vulnerable to spiritual diabolic attacks. Lucifer's foolish ambition, is the destruction of the Mystical Body of Christ  by spiritually possessing the priest, bishops, cardinals and, if possible,  by raising an anti-pope spiritually possessed by him. On Good Friday he thought he succeeded in killing Christ. Today he will try to destroy the Mystical Body of Christ. Lucifer thought that by possessing one of the first bishop-apostle in Judas he could destroy Christ. Which he, in fact, seemingly succeeded without realizing he was playing into the hands of God who used him to redeem the world. Never creative in his ways, Satan will try it again these days.

6. THE ACTUAL ATTACKS ON THE CHURCH TODAY.
     The kingdom of God was made for children and it is being filled up through abortion, plaques, hunger and war.  God is getting them, St. Augustine writes,  before the devil can possess them. Adults with the beginnings of Faith are given the occasion to perfect their Faith through red martyrdom or through white martyrdom, described by St. Bonaventure as 'new monasticism.'
     In the group enumerated above only two are left out. Those without Faith and those with Faith. Those without Faith, merely tempted  before, are now possessed spiritually by the devil, of which Judas was a type. While those with Faith and progressing towards the perfection of Charity are possessed by God in preparation for the last spiritual battle against the hordes of hell. The 'new evangelization' teaches us how to be possessed by God and to prepare for battle; as Pope Benedict wrote quoting the Prologue of the Rule of St. Benedict.

     Since this is the final battle, the host of devils will possess those without Faith, i.e.  followers of all false religions, atheists, politicians, sinners, priests, bishops, cardinals and the existing anti-pope (uncanonically elected) will join forces.  How will this force look like?  The famed Anglican convert who become a fine writer on Catholic spirituality, Robert Benson, whose book Pope Francis read and commented on in a homily which he confessed he did not understand wrote: this force will be headed by the most evil man who ever existed; he will rule the United States and put under his control the European Union and United Nations. By the end of the book he is still trying to control the East specially China and Russia. After that he is joined by  apostate Catholic priests, specially by one who becomes the Master of ceremonies of an entirely new religion where all opposite philosophies and all contradicting religions are united into one idolatrous religion in the worship of self. The apostate priest becomes an anti-pope and his name was Francis. Coincidence or prophecy?

     Let us compare Satan's possession of Judas and see how he will possess most of the priests, bishops, cardinals and even an anti-pope as eschatologically pre-figured on Good Friday. The Jews (the type of the Church) had no Faith; today most Catholics will have no Faith. The priests of the Jews (Pharisees and even the high priest, Caiphas) had no Faith and were, in fact, about to crucify Christ; most of the  so-called catholic priests, bishops, cardinals will have no Faith (as Christ prophesied) and 'crucify Him again.'  The few true followers of Christ, the apostles, were in hiding; today the few with Faith will be praying contemplatively.  Judas, a bishop who had no Faith and was pretending to follow Christ was spiritually possessed by Satan and  give the 'coup de gras', the last act prior to the arrest and crucifixion of Christ; today a bishop, raised as an anti-pope, will give the last death blow on the Church.
      AT THIS POINT ADD TO THE EARLIER TRUTHS THE FOLLOWING. That we are surrounded by people possessed by the devil who are all out to damn our souls.

7. THE PROGRESSION of Satan's possession of priests without Faith, leading to the election of an anti-pope.
    Satan's  strategy from the beginning was to possess the unbelieving world and, eventually,  the unfaithful priest, bishops and cardinals....and in the words of Don Bosco....with the goal that these faithless bishops and cardinals  would elect one of their kind to be an anti-pope (only God selects the true Pope). If the devil succeeds as he thought he succeeded on Good Friday, he will think he is  victorious over God. His rebellion is complete. But Satan was not expecting Easter Sunday.
     AT THIS POINT ADD THIS TO THE ABOVE . That those whom  we were supposed to obey and lead us to holiness is leading us to heresy and damnation.    

     THE PORTRAIT ABOVE is the situation the 'new evangelization' is trying to resolve. Here is a summary: the world that is outside the vineyard of the Lord is the kingdom of Satan.  The cockles who are inside the vineyard of the Lord are spiritually possessed by 'little devils;'  while  the priests bishops, cardinals are spiritually possessed by the leaders of the devil. Satan will enter unto a particular
bishop of which Judas was the pre-figure (it is not a pope that will be possessed but a faithless bishop who will  act like a pope... thus an anti-pope.)  They were all given a chance to know Divine Revelation but refused.
      Each one of us stand alone in the battle for the salvation of our soul.......against the whole choir of demons; the whole pagan world of men; the whole world of unbelieving catholics; the priests, bishops and cardinals who are guilty of apostasy; and an anti-pope whom Satan had entered.  This is an all-out attack on the foundations of the Catholic Church. The anti-pope will attack the dogmas and morals of the Church. He will appoint in the Curia apostates who would destroy the Mass and the Sacraments; thus fulfilling the prophecy about the disappearance of such sacraments as Penance, Holy Orders and Holy Eucharist. He will appoint faithless bishops who would destroy marriage and expose children to pedophiles thus eliminating the foundation of the Church. He will remove every priest teaching the religion of the Apostles and the Fathers. He will join with secular powers similarly possessed by the devil to prevent Catholics from obeying God's commands and, instead, force them to disobey the same commands as he, himself, is doing.
     This awful scenario is actually God's chastisement for an unbelieving generation. Its accompanying background will be the revolt of nature against men who had revolted against the Creator. Is there an Ark or a boat that can save us? Yes! But only those with perfect Faith can find it. John Paul and Benedict's 'new evangelization' tells us how to enter that Ark.
   
      8. JOHN PAUL II AND BENEDICT XVI's COUNTER MEASURE. The 'new evangelization' and its first rule.
       Having seen the doctrinal basis of the 'new evangelization' let us begin to describe it.
       From whom should we learn the way of salvation? The answer from the current evangelization is: from faithless priests ,bishops and some self-appointed ignorant lay preacher.  The answer from the 'new evangelization'  is: from none of the above. They are possessed by the devil (even Pope Francis admitted this in an address to the Evangelical Charismatics in Rome). They are all liars, heretics, apostates, fakes and everything that the devil is.
      The 'new evangelization' answers, quoting St. Augustine and Blessed John Cardinal Newman. Since all the above have no Faith and Charity, they do not know the answer....then learn directly from Christ (through the New Testament), from the Fathers of the Church and from the good and authentic Popes (at least from Pius IX - Benedict XVI). In other words learn from the Old Liturgy and Divine Office.
       And when you have learned  the way to salvation  whom should you evangelize? The answer from the classical evangelization is; to everybody specially the marginalized. What is the answer of the 'new evangelization?' Don't go to foreign lands, don't go to different religions, don't go to young and old, don't go to protestants and evangelicals, don't go to homos and lesbians, don't go to adulterers and idolaters, don't even go to your husband, wife or children. Concentrate on yourself. Stay in your room, lock the door and perfectly put into practice what you have learned from Christ and the Fathers of the Church. Not having done this you are completely useless to yourself and to others. In fact, not having done this you will cause great damage to yourself and others.
        The words of the 'new evangelization' is to be contemplatives first. That is almost like saying; go to a monastery, live a life of study and prayer in silence and solitude until you reach the illuminative state, i.e. the perfection of Faith and Charity......just like St. Therese of the Child Jesus whom Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Patroness of the 'new evangelization. Yes, just be like her who saved so many souls thus proclaimed as the co-patroness of missionaries, without leaving her cell in the  Carmelite Monastery. Stick to yourself, only. And don't move until you are perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.
          Just with this beginning,  John Paul and Benedict's 'new evangelization' is completely  different from the evangelization of Pope Francis and the Bishop's Synod 2012 whose evangelization looks more like a protestant revival meeting.

     
   
   

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