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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 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'

      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 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.
     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.

     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
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.
     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 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.

     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.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

'THE DECAY OF FAITH' - and the lost of power to absolve.

     Christ had described our modern times as experiencing the 'decay of Faith' and 'the waxing cold of Charity.' This is like saying 'no Faith' and 'no Charity.' These two theological virtues go hand in hand. Without Charity there can be Faith; but this Faith is dead. On the other hand without Faith, there will be no Charity.
     Christmas and Good Friday are pre-figures of these our days, the year 2000 A.D. These was God's way of preparing us for what is coming. When Christ came during the His first Advent there was no Faith among the Chosen people, and consequently no Charity, too.  All the priests were with Herod, helping him to plan the killing of the child. How many had Faith? A few shepherds and a few Magi together with Joseph and May. That was just a handful.  And that will be the state of the Church and the world today.
     When Christ died on Good Friday all the priests and even the chief priest were with Herod,  and Pontius Pilate plotting the destruction of Christ. How many had Faith? A few women, a few apostles and probably one or two priests. The rest of the Chosen People, purportedly an image of the Church were faithless; including one apostle, Judas. This, again, will be the state of the Church and the world today.

     Well, Christ said,  exactly the same thing will happen during these times. All the priests, bishops and cardinals will be Faithless. And one bad bishop-cardinal, successor of the apostles, will betray Christ by being an anti-pope, as pre-figured by Judas.
     Where are the few Faithful? Very few indeed. And Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict showed how they look like and where they are in the 'new evengelization.'

     Through His fore-knowledge Christ prophesied it would happen. But we cannot know the mind of Christ so let us use His teachings to explain what happened.
     The seminarians, priests, bishops, cardinals and the world must  be evangelized; just as Christ evangelized the apostles and then commanded them to evangelize the rest of the world. The seminarians first, like the apostles, and then the rest of the world. That is the proper procedure.
     The apostles were perfectly evangelized as we can see during the 33 Sundays in ordinary time; specifically in the 21th Sunday and on-wards where we can see their progress towards perfection in the three theological virtues and in the three stages of the spiritual life. We can further see them acquiring the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit which is the perfection of evangelization.  We can in fact pin point in their lives the entire progress of their spiritual lives while tending towards perfection in the entire Liturgy of the Mass.
     The apostles were to lead and teach us. Christ personally saw to it that they were taught and trained perfectly. The apostles entrusted this knowledge to their successors the Fathers of the Church. And the office of the Papacy had been decreed by Christ as the office that should maintain the perfection of Christ's teaching and hand it down to the Church as perfect as possible.
      Have the seminarians, priests, bishops, cardinals and present Pope checked  if their teachings are perfectly in conformity to the teachings of Christ? In an 'instrumentum laboris' following the Encyclical 'Veritatis Splendor ' by John Paul II, ominously addressed only to Bishops (which is unique for an encyclical) John Paul sent a questionaire to the bishops to be answered by their diocesan priests. The priests should answer the questions and the answers should have been returned to the Vatican. Most of the bishops did not question their parish priests. The questions were supposed to find out if their priests had Faith or not. The fact that the bishops did not follow the instruction showed they did not see the importance of the questionaire; thus a sign that the bishops, themselves did not have Faith. What?? Bishops and priest do not have Faith? And consequently everybody else?

     What is happening? Let us go back to  the training of the apostles.... and compare how our priests are being trained from the 18th century up to the present.

     Let us look at the instruction Christ gave His apostles on how to evangelize as found in the Gospel of St. Matthew. Christ gave ONE instruction with THREE steps .....and gave the right order of execution. He said; FIRST...make disciples of all nations. SECONDLY...baptize them. THIRDLY...teach them all that 'I' have commanded you.
     A few points before we go any further. Note that we have to make them first disciples  before we baptize them. Note that without they being disciples first,  their baptism is ineffective. Lastly, that they cannot know the commands of Christ (referring to the 'I' in the last step) unless they have done the first two steps. Having seen the words of Christ, let us, now, go to its interpretation from the Fathers.
     The SECOND STEP is the bridge between the FIRST step, which is where you are coming the THIRD step, where you are going to. Let us set aside for a brief moment the SECOND step and make a comparison between the FIRST AND THIRD steps.
     In the FIRST step we make them disciples.  Of whom? Of God, because that is all we know about Him....that He is God!! To make them disciples is to teach them all the commands of God (the Father) as written in the Old Testament.  In the THIRD step we must know all the commands of God the Son, Jesus Christ, as written in the New Testament. Note the difference. The commands of God the Father in the O.T. are in the natural level. All men can know them and all men can teach them. The commands of God the Son in the N.T. are in the supernatural level. No man knows them and no man can teach them.  Only the Father in heaven can teach the commands of Christ, Himself told the apostles in reaction to St. Peters answer to His question 'Who do people say I am."
      At this point we can see that our priest had studied only from men (teachers of theology). And not even the entire O.T. So they have not even finished the FIRST step.
4. The FIRST step is described as the 'Life of repentance.' The THIRD step is called the 'Life of Faith.' While the FIRST step, repentance, is easy to learn and observe because it is in the natural level, the THIRD step is impossible to learn and obey because it is in the supernatural or spiritual level; but it has visible signs that shows that the supernatural reality is there. The visible signs are described in the 33 Sundays in Ordinary Times.

     NOW, let us see how the apostles were evangelized.  Here we can see that they followed the formula which Christ gave them in the so called Apostolic Commission, read as the Gospel of Ascension.
     The apostles underwent the FIRST step; they learned the commands of God as written in the O. T. through the preaching of St. John the Baptist who taught repentance. In effect, they were disciples of the God of the O.T. through the preachings of John the Baptist. The apostles underwent the SECOND STEP when they answered Christ's call to leave all things which is equivalent to Baptism of Desire (thus they never received the Baptism of water.) The apostles underwent the THIRD step when they directly learned from Christ and not from men the commands of Christ; and they obeyed them, too. They reached perfection in their knowledge and obedience to all the commands of Christ before Pentecost.

5. NOW, let us see the defect in the training of all priests that left us with priest with no Faith.
     FIRST step?  Absolutely not a single priest ever studied all the commands of God as written in the Old Testament; thus no priest ever became a disciple of God as required  before their baptism. For the simple reason that all were baptized as babies and could not possibly study the O.T. This has been happening as early as the time of St. Irenaeus (circa 180 AD).  Before that,  adult Christians enrolled to live a semi-monastic life of repentance before baptism thus fulfilling the FIRST STEP. Not anymore.
     This serious defect is continued and even made worse during the Bishop's Synod of 2012 called precisely by Pope Benedict to correct this defect.....due to an error by Bishop Eterovic in his 'Lineamenta' dated 2011, where the FIRST step was omitted for discussion.
     Without the FIRST step, the SECOND step which is  baptism, as St. Thomas of Aquinas wrote, is spiritually ineffective; i.e. will have a very brief beneficial effect.  This benefit is gone with the lost of innocence. Without fulfilling the First and Second steps all the seminarians who would eventually become priests and bishops....and probably pope, would not reach the THIRD step, where the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity are received from God.  There you have it......a whole generation of priests without Faith as prophesied by Christ.
     Again, what happened? Since none of the priest fulfilled the FIRST step, they could not fulfill the SECOND  and THIRD  steps; thus not obtaining the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. How can they evangelize others; how can they lead others into the Church; how can they lead souls to salvation? They do not know the way.

 6. So what now? So the 'new evangelization' of Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI!
     As a priest, Joseph Ratzinger underwent the same defective evangelization. He was baptized as a baby and was not able to become a disciple before his baptism. As he grew older, he became a seminarian and ordained priest, still without undergoing any of the three proper steps of evangelization.  Thus he showed the absence of Faith by exhibiting the heresy of modernism. But as a professor in Tubingen he was shocked by a reality; when the seminarians of Tubingen went on a strike praising Karl Marx and behaving like atheist.  Well, what did you expect; those seminarians did not undergo the proper steps of evangelization.
     The shock Ratzinger got was, what Blessed John Cardinal Newman described as the necessary first step towards repentance, the FIRST step, which is taught in the Liturgy during Advent (remember Liturgy was his speciality also). Having missed the FIRST, and as a consequence, the SECOND and the THIRD step, he knew he had to repeat  the same three steps. For those who missed the three steps and had to repeat the same three steps of evengelization, the alternative for the same three steps is found in the Liturgy. The Liturgy is precisely for such kind of people.
      Ratzinger saw that the FIRST step, which is repentance, is taught in its N. T. version during the season of Lent. Advent is repentance of the O.T., Lent is repentance in the N.T. Fortunately the correct interpretation for repentance in the N.T. was described by St. Augustine (who was one of his favorite.) He learned that the shock he got in Tubingen because  the seminarians did not believe in God was the initial stage of repentance of the N.T. This was described by Blessed John Newman in 'Callista.'
     Ratzinger's environ was conducive for personal, private evangelization in that he was a professor in theology and a seeker of the truth. His personal, private study gradually moved him to the SECOND step, Baptism. But he was already baptized and this sacrament cannot be repeated. Unconsciously, just like the apostles, he underwent baptism of desire.which is the alternative for sacramental baptism. This baptism of desire according to St. John Chrysostom is shown visibly in the desire for monastic life which in asceticism is referred to as Second Baptism. He expressed this in his love for the Benedictine Way of Life.
      THIRD step; proofs Ratzinger reached this step are his numerous books, articles, talks, audiences, comments, etc., showed his knowledge was the kind only God the Father could teach. It was for this, precisely, that he suffered most....that his own bishops and cardinals could not understand him. Why? Because we had a case of a Pope with Faith speaking to Cardinals and bishops without Faith. That is like the parallel railroad track; it will never meet anywhere.
     Pope Benedict, in his 'new evangelization' written initially with John Paul II, is teaching us evangelization as taught in the Liturgy of the Mass, the way it was taught for the last 2000 years ......too old that absolutely no one knows how it is done ...unless one is truly seeking the truth and assiduously studying the truth based on Scriptures and the Fathers of the Church.
     Seeing the the state of the Church as he had described in his 'Ratzinger Report', sub-titled 'The Crisis of Faith'; and seeing how he, himself, was saved from such a spiritual disaster, he employed his whole papacy to evangelizing the Catholic Church according to the Liturgy. He repeated essentially the same formula of evangelization given by Christ in St. Matthews Gospel but using the four steps of the Liturgy of the Mass; namely, conversion, entrance into the Kingdom, encounter with Christ and Union with the Holy Spirit.
     Though John Paul and Benedict clearly proclaimed the 'new evangelization' according to the Liturgy, the Bishop's Synod of 2012 and Pope Francis who based his theology on the that Synod continues with the previous defective theology that had caused the 'crisis of Faith' described by Ratzinger in his 'Report.' It will be worse this coming Synod without any hope of getting back on track.

7. The 23th Sunday in Ordinary time treats of fraternal correction which is the highest form of Charity. Only those with perfect Faith and perfect Charity can correct fraternally because knowledge of both the commands of God in the Old  Testament(FIRST step) and the commands of Jesus Christ in the New Testament(THIRD step) are necessary for fraternal correction. Without this knowledge correction will be done based on personal and private feelings. Very protestant!
     Today, most priest, bishop and cardinals and even the pope.....instead of giving fraternal corrections are encouraging the world to sin more. Atheist, who do not believe in God, are encouraged to continue in their unbelief and expect salvation; contrary to the words of Christ who said 'those who do not believe are already condemned' even while still alive. Those who have committed the sin of adultery, which St. Paul writes is deserving of hell, are encouraged to add the sin of sacrilege to their sin of adultery by receiving holy communion. And instead of fixing the world that is so messed up, the youth are encouraged to go out and mess it up more.  What they say and do are infallibly visible signs of NO FAITH, as cleanly taught during the 33 Sundays in Ordinary time.
     God does not give the power to forgive sins to those who have not reached the heights of Charity. Today's Gospel explicitly says that God gives the power to forgive sins to those who have reached the heights of Charity shown in their ability to give fraternal correction. Why? Because without the FIRST and THIRD steps, there will be no Faith and no Charity. Without either they are not priests, bishops, cardinal...not even a pope......because as St. Robert Bellarmine, SJ, Doctor of the Church, states; they are not even Catholics.

     What should we do? Pope Benedict, by the grace of God and his zeal for the truth,  was enlightened to see the state of his soul in relation to God. He, himself, put into practice what he learned and saw it worked in exactly the way his Saviour said it would work. And as St. Augustine, his favorite saint wrote; when you reach the end of the road, and only when you reach the end,  you can look back and say, 'it was indeed the right road to God.'

Thursday, September 04, 2014


1. No one knows the way to heaven except God.
     God must first tell us and show us the way. Then we follow. God created the angels and wanted them to go to heaven. And the angels, themselves wanted to go to heaven. But a group, led by Lucifer wanted to go before God could show him the way. Lucifer wanted to go ahead. This going ahead, even before God expressed the way, is assuming he had some knowledge which God had not given him. And this is pride in that he presumed he knew something God had not yet taught him. Humility is if he admitted he did not know the way and patiently waited for instructions from God. Lucifer chose pride; to go on his own ahead of God.
     God created Adam and Eve and placed them in Paradise. God was going to teach them what is good and evil, a knowledge essential for salvation. But God told them to wait for Him to give them that knowledge and not to go ahead of Him. But they could not wait.Tempted by Lucifer they tried to get that necessary knowledge without waiting for God; they did not get the knowledge from the devil. They got it from the right tree but they got it ahead, before God could give it to them.
     Both the sin of the devil and of Adam and Eve consist in doing something good BUT doing them ahead of God. Sort of they could not wait for God to say 'Go.' Sort of impatience the consequence of which was disobedience to God Who said 'Wait for My instructions.'  Therefore, the sin of Pride. The first devils committed their own act of pride. But the pride of Adam and Eve were temptations from the devil. In both cases the cause of the sin is pride and both were from the devil.

2. The 22th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
     The Sundays in Ordinary Time continues to teach us the visible signs of Faith, the presence or lack of it. The lack of it is described by the Gospel as satanical;  and the presence of it enables us to follow Christ. Thus  laymen, priests, bishops, cardinals and popes can know through these visible signs if they have Faith or not,  if they are followers of satan or followers of Christ, if they are outside or inside the Catholic Church. Or, simply, if they are cockles meant to be burnt in hell or wheat to be gathered in heaven. And the purpose of homilies like these is precisely to teach us what are the signs by which   each of us can check on the state of our souls, most preferably, before we die.
     No one should presume he is going to heaven unless he has the visible signs of Faith. And  these visible signs tell us where to evangelize. We should never go to places that abound with the signs of Faith, as St. Paul did not go to the Romans because 'your Faith is heralded throughout the world.' We evangelize in places where no Faith is visible. Knowing which place to go is only possible because  Faith has  visible signs, which we have been emphasizing. It is clear doctrine that we can know if a person has Faith or not, whether this person is we ourselves, our priest and bishops, and even our Pope. And to make this judgment is the obligation of the very Act of Faith.

3. Faith and satan.
     Faith, like Charity, is obedience to the commands of God, in general.  Then St. Paul writes; 'whatever is not of Faith is evil.'  Any disobedience to any command of God is a signs that one has no  Faith and/or Charity, and therefore,  outside the Church.
     So with Faith you follow Christ, without Faith you follow satan. These two choices are like Christ saying; 'you are either for Me or against Me.' You are for Christ or for satan. 'Friendship with the world is enmity with Christ'. There is no middle choice. As if the Gospel is saying; 'you are either in front of Me, i.e. ahead of Me;  or you are following Me, i.e. behind Me. St. Peter was the example for both; he was an example of a follower of Christ and at the same time the example of satan.
4. Walking in front or ahead of Christ.
     The Gospel story narrates that Christ told Peter He was going to Jerusalem to suffer and be crucified by the priests; a foreshadowing of what will happen eschatologically today wherein due to lack of Faith and Charity most of the priests, bishops, cardinals and even an anti-pope will try to destroy the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ.
     Christ informed Peter that this was God's Will. But even before Christ could accomplish God's Will , Peter goes ahead and presents his alternative plan that was completely against God's Will; 'God forbid that any such thing ever happen to you.'   Peter was  proposing his own will. Because Peter was stepping ahead of Christ, Christ says; 'because you keep on walking in front of me  you are trying to make me trip and fall'....which is satan's job. For so doing Christ called Peter 'satan.'
     Satan's job is to convince people to walk with pride in front of Christ, which act could  seem to be following Christ because of his proximity to Christ. Today everyone thinks he is following Christ but is really walking ahead of Christ. And will receive the same judgment from Christ; 'get out of my sight.'

     Peter knew God's Will. Christ had just told him. Yet he went ahead and offered his personal suggested alternative which was clearly against the expressed Will of God just mentioned by Christ. That is satanic. So Christ calls Peter 'satan.' Here there is knowledge both of God's Will and one's private opinion.....and the deliberate choice of one's own private opinion. The sin is in the choice. Walking in front of Christ  is doing your own will or doing God's Will but more because it is also your own will.  This latter is more difficult to detect as satanic.

5. Walking behind or following Christ.
      Following behind Christ is to follow exactly on the footsteps He left us, expressed explicitly in the commands 'deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Me.'  You cannot follow Christ going about doing what you want like a child behind her mom in a shopping Mall. You have to walk exactly in the footsteps Christ had clearly delineated. To do what you want behind Christ's back is walking ahead of him. It is is not the place that counts. It is whose will you are doing.
     Walking behind Christ to follow in His footsteps is this; before making any suggestions, find out first God's Will and obey  God's Will..... period.
     St. Thomas of Aquinas in his 'Catena Aurea,' a compilation of commentaries on the Gospel text taken from the Fathers of the Church describes the first, 'deny yourself,' as not doing the desires of the self. That covers all the things a person does when he walks ahead or in front of Christ.
     What a person does when walking ahead of Christ is always a disobedience to God's commands and contrary to what a person does when he walks behind Christ. It is easy to know whether you are walking ahead or behind. Or anyone for that matter; laymen, nun, priest, cardinal or even a pope. Because  where you walk is a visible sign, like the spoken alternate suggestion given by Peter. You can hear what he said; analyze it and judge correctly that Peter was, at first, walking ahead or in fron of Christ. And Christ, Himself, said so. Thus Christ called him 'satan,' which he deserved and commanded Peter to go behind and follow Him.

6.Judge on what side of Christ you are walking.
     Whom am I to judge?  I am a soul seeking God and who must follow behind Christ. And I must judge if I am following Christ; first, in accordance to Christ's command to avoid judging anyone rashly as forbidden by Christ. Next, I should apply the same judging procedure to others from layman to popes. I must judge my loved one and see if they have Faith or not. And if not, to evangelize them after evangelizing myself.  I must judge other towns  to know where I should go and evangelize and where not to go because they are already evangelized. If we do not judge then we should go nowhere unless we just want to go on a tour. St. Peter's error was his inability to judge properly thinking it was right for him to go ahead of Christ making alternative suggestions without first finding out God's Will and simply conforming to it. Again, to walk behind in the footsteps of Christ is; first,  to deny all that pleases the self, secondly, find out God's Will and, thirdly,  just do it. The first is 'deny yourself; the second is 'carrying the cross' which is God's Will; and thirdly,' just do it'  is the 'following of Christ.'

7. It is easy to judge according to God's standards and we must do so.
     Peter judged; and that was alright. But he judged wrongly. Thus Christ corrected him saying; 'You are not judging by God's standards but by man.' Christ was in effect saying; because you are walking in front of Me you are  judging by man's standard which is wrong. You should be behind Me and there judge by God's standards ( the basis of which is 'deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Me'). Note clearly that Christ told Peter to go behind Him and there judge according to God's standards which are the commands of Christ.
8. John Paul II and Benedict XVI were trying to address  a mountain of problems of which their 'new evangelization is the answer.' But everybody is evangelizing in complete ignorance of the mountain of problems and, therefore, cannot connect the solution to the problems.
     We begun by  gathering the teachings of Christ and their eschatological implications to describe the problems we are confronting in the Catholic Church today,  year 2000. He gave two basic prophecies from which all other conclusions are derived from. These two prophecies are; the 'decay of Faith,' and the 'waxing cold of Charity.' From these two we derived the other prophecies;  God withholding the power to forgive sins and the power to consecrate Bread and Wine from those without Faith and Charity. Further consequence is the inability to rise to the supernatural level and acquired the infused knowledge of  Catholic Truths which can only be taught by the Father in Heaven.  This was the spiritual state of most seminaries, ergo, all priest and future bishops and cardinals had remained in the natural level totally devoid of the virtues of Faith and Charity. Further consequence is that all laymen and laywomen, all brothers and sister, all so-called ecclesial communities who depend on the same priests for instruction are in the same state of infidelity. And lastly, if most of the priest, bishops and cardinals are in this spiritual state they will surely elect one of their kind in a conclave. And this can only be an anti-pope. We shall show later how Pope Benedict was excluded from this torrent of infidelity. He explained this in his 'new evangelization.'
     Add to this state of the Catholic Church the state of the rest of the will not find any good reason why this world should continue to exist.

9. The proof the whole Vatican bureaucracy are walking in front of Christ is in their own visible words and actions. From Pope Francis down through the Bishop's Synod up to the priests we see and hear words describing the human motivation of their actions referred to as 'their' bright ideas on how to run the church and save souls.  'Evangelii Gaudium' was so full of 'I's and 'mine's it was clearly Pope Francis' proposals and not Christ's. The same can be said of the 58 proposals of the Bishop's Synod.
     At the same time, they are disobeying the commands of Christ which shows they are not walking behind Christ. The Bishop's Synod omitted the first important step of evangelization  in disobedience to Christ's Apostolic Commission. And Pope Francis said atheist can go to heaven; when Christ said those without Faith are already condemned.
     Presenting their own private, personal ideas is proof they are in front. And their disobeying the commands of Christ is further proof they are not behind. We have here double proofs they are in front thus deserving to be called satans.

10. The obligation of Charity obliges us to advice them; satan, because you are walking in front of Christ, you are causing the Church to trip and fall.   Go, instead, behind Him.  Stop judging by human standards. Instead use God's standards which consists in humbly following His footstep by 'denying yourself, taking up your cross and following Christ'.....this was the first step which Christ commanded in the Gospel which the Bishop's Synod omitted,  an omission Pope Francis continued in his second encyclical.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


1. Visible signs of Faith in the Gospel; by the words out of the mouth.
     St. Paul writes that whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the mind and the heart;  no matter how the person tries to disguise them . Liars are easily exposed. Psychology depends so much on this fact; that what is in the mind appears in what one says.
     Faith is an act of the mind. It visibly appears in the words and actions of the faithful. It cannot be hidden. Though only a man of Faith can discern a man of Faith, all good men can sense that the man of Faith is a good man. Evil men can neither perceive Faith nor a good man. Without Faith the theological virtue cannot be discerned.
     The 21th Sunday in Ordinary Time continues to give us the visible signs of those without Faith and those with the words out of their mouths. There are 33 Sundays teaching us the visible signs by which we should judge if we, our neighbors, our parish priest, our bishop and even our Pope have Faith,  mindful of what Christ said; 'to test if they are of God.' To make such a judgment is demanded by the very Act of Faith.
     From the words uttered by men we can analyze two levels of intellectual functioning. The first is natural; the second is spiritual or supernatural . The natural level cannot make an act of Faith. The spiritual  level because it has the help of grace, can make an act of Faith. The Gospel illustrates an example of both.
2.  Two sets of words out of the mouth; one showing no Faith; the other showing strong Faith.
     The natural level is when man, endowed with body and intellect, acts using  both in his every day worldly affairs, like what to eat and wear;  how to work and build a house.  The spiritual level is when he acts using his body; and with his intellect enlightened by grace, thinks on how to go to heaven or what is right or wrong.
      Let us see these two levels illustrated in the Gospel of the 21th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Christ asked his disciples 'Who do people say that the son of man is?' Notice that two answers were given. One answer was pure human, natural knowledge; the other answer was enlightened by Faith.. This is similar to asking 'What is Faith' or 'who is Jesus,' and getting two answers; one from a protestant, a second from a true Catholic. The answers could be identical in wordings but from totally two different instructors; one a man , the other a God.
3.  THE FIRST  LEVEL is man thinking in the natural level but whose intellect is full of errors due to his fallen nature.  This is personified by the Pharisees and Sadducee who used their intelligence  but whose intellects were filled with errors regarding Christ.   All the world's sciences would fall in this category; politics, sociology, psychology, environmental concerns......this is natural human knowledge but filled with both spiritual and scientific errors.
     Because of original sin these acts are way below the nature of man that can perform superior activities.  This defect makes these acts sinful; basing it on the definition of St.Thomas who wrote that sin is the deprivation or absence of good, or a defective good, thereby  a defect in the act of human nature is morally evil. And this defect is projected in the words 'out of the mouth' like  a projection screen that shows the presence of vices and the absence of virtues.

     To Christ's question; 'Who do you say I am?' The Apostles gave the answer given by ordinary human beings born with original sin, probably with vices and without virtues.. 'He is the son of Joseph and Mary, a good man, probably a prophet and even possibly Elijah. Or he could be a total fraud. ' Well, that will be the usual answer  coming from men who is incapable of making an act of Faith and thus needs redemption.
       Included in this first level are intellectual knowledge on the level of philosophy.  Here they reason better according to their human nature; but do not cross into the spiritual level.  In this level the mind discerns in some certain degree what is right from wrong, what is good from bad. This level exhibits  knowledge of the different branches of philosophy.
     In answer to Jesus' question the disciples answered quoting this superior intellectual minds but still in the natural level; 'he is one of the prophets.'  Prophets are known for showing what is right from wrong and good from bad.
     This slightly higher level of intellectual functioning is ordinarily shown by the simple, ordinary people whom Christ considered closer to the truth than the Pharisees. It shows their natural discernment that Christ possessed the knowledge of good from evil and right from  wrong. That is a higher degree of truth about Christ but not yet completely right; because Christ was not only a brilliant philosopher nor a mere prophet. So, in effect, it is still a defective answer. And as such a defective Act of Faith; and being defective it is still sinful. That  answer is not so bad but not good enough for salvation. It is not yet an Act of Faith.
     The knowledge of those in the first level can be taught by any men and can be learned by any man. Later on Christ would say that His teachings and that of the Catholic Church does not fall under this category thus cannot be learned if one remains in the natural level. Cardinal Ratzinger would note this and quote it in his 'Ratzinger Report' why seminarians don't believe in God.

4. The words from the mouth of one with Faith.
The SECOND LEVEL is the supernatural level. All Catholic Truths, like how to go to heaven, are in the supernatural level. Here man acts using his body and his soul enlightened by grace. Knowledge in this level cannot be taught by books nor men; it is taught through Divine Revelations by God.
We can see this in Christ's comment to St. Peter who  answered; 'You are the Son of the Living God.'  It needs Faith to believe there is a God; and Faith to believe in His Son. Only those raised to the level of the theological virtues can think of this and consequently give such an answer.
     Christ noted two things; first, that such knowledge cannot be taught by mere man and secondly, that such spiritual knowledge can only be taught by 'My Heavenly Father,' to souls while in the state of contemplation.
     St. Peter's answer  can only come from the Father in Heaven. By this Christ showed that Peter.s words were a visible sign of his Faith.... still imperfect as the next Sunday Gospel will show...but good enough for him to receive the power to forgive sins.

    We have just seen that the knowledge of man in the natural state  expressed by word of mouth is a visible  sign of the absence of Faith; while the enlightened knowledge of a man in the supernatural state expressed by word of mouth is a visible sign of the presence of Faith. The former is personified by the Pharisees who obtained their knowledge from men;  and the latter is personified by St. Peter who obtained his knowledge from the Father in Heaven.
     Since the sign of no Faith is labeled on those who are taught by men; and the sign of Faith is labeled on those who are taught by the Father in Heaven.....we have concrete criteria by which to judge everyone if they are from God or not, as Christ, Himself, wants us to find out.  Though someone would object; 'who are we to judge.' Well sorry. Christ, Himself, told us to do so.

     a.) Let's return to the first response to Christ's question given by those that are taught by men.....thus showing the absence of Faith and, therefore, ignorance of Catholic Doctrines.
     Isn't this the situation in all seminaries, in all theological schools, in all Catholic schools, in all religious institutions and in all evangelization efforts in the Catholic world?  That all had been taught by men and women thus had remained in the natural level totally incapable of learning Catholic Truths.  Since the teachings of Christ are in the supernatural level their inability to rise from the natural level makes them fulfill the worse fears of Christ....they never even reached Faith nor Charity.
     The syllogism is clear. Those who learn from men are in the natural level. Those in the natural level cannot learn supernatural truths like the teachings of the Catholic Church. Therefore, all priest, bishops, cardinals and even the Pope who have learned from men do not know the teachings of the Catholic Church.
     Since men had been teaching men through the centuries, they would have remained natural-men up to now. And if they elect a pope they would certainly elect a man similar to themselves. And because he has remained in the natural level, without Faith and Charity, then he can only be an anti-pope.  I repeat what St. Robert Bellarmine S.J., Doctor of the Church wrote; without Faith  one would not be a pope, he is not even a bishop or priest because he is not even a Catholic.

     If mere men  taught men-seminarians in seminaries; and if all graduates in seminaries had remained in the natural level, does it mean that all seminarians who would subsequently become priests, bishops and cardinals and possibly a pope be in the natural level? And not having risen to the supernatural level are without Faith and Charity.  St. Bellarmine stated, they are not priests at all because they are not even Catholics.  If they are not priests at all what about their absolutions during confession and what about their consecrations during Mass?
      God would not allow the gates of hell prevail against the Church. His Divine Providence would certainly intervene.

     Let us give an actual intervention. Joseph Ratzinger, like all candidates to the priesthood, studied in a seminary and learned his theology from men the wrong way. He should have become like any priest today, with decayed Faith and cold Charity. But he loved the truth and studied and prayed on his own. He opened himself to God's grace and God intervenes; upon receiving grace he begun to see the serious defect in his seminary training. In fact, he saw it from the lecture of one of his own seminary professor who introduced him to the writings of John Cardinal Newman who precisely wrote on this future state of the Church engulfed in sin entitled 'The Infidelity of the future.' He tried to get out of that situation by further self-study. It was from St. Augustine's 'City of man' that he realized he had remained faithless in the natural level. And it was in St. Augustine's the 'City of God' that he learned how to get out of it and rise to the supernatural level. His Augustinian journey to the supernatural level was further strengthened by his thesis on the 'Theology of History according to St. Bonaventure' where he learned that the journey to the supernatural level consists in the 'journey of the mind to God,' the title of Bonaventures mystical theology.
     By the time he was head of CDF he had a clear picture of where he stood in the eschatology of the Catholic Church. He knew he could not teach Catholics the truths of the Church. Only God the Father can do that. But he knew evangelization is the process by which he can teach Catholics, not the truths, but how to rise up the supernatural level from where souls can learn the truths from God the Father.
     That is the 'new evangelization' of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. It is a perfect description on how he learned he was in the natural level leading to hell. How he was able to abandon that level. How he learned how to rise to the supernatural level.  And how to remain in that level while occasionally coming down to aid others to rise up. All of these are written down in his works and summarized in his 'Year of the Priests' and 'Year of Faith.' And this is what we are explaining for the imitation of all and described as the 'new evangelization.'

     b. We have just finished describing the state of those in the natural level; in brief, they are in the state where they have no Faith. Let us now go to the second response given by Peter to Christ's question. Christ praised Peter's response as a revelation directly from the Father in Heaven. A revelation from the Father can only happen to a contemplative, i.e. a soul who has the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. This is the level in the spiritual life described as the 'illuminative way.' It is the highest degree in the spiritual life. Now, note what Christ does after declaring that His apostles have, indeed, reach that highest degree. He gives them the power of the Keys, the power to absolve sins.
     Let us return to our syllogism. If most of our priest, bishops and cardinals had been bogged down in the natural level because they had been, simply, learning from men and not from God.....this means that they have not reached this high degree in the spiritual life. Therefore, God would not give them the power of the Keys because they do not have the proper disposition to receive it. Most of our priest cannot absolve. So what do we do to the poor penitents who believed wrongly that they have been absolved? Pope Benedict's 'new evangelization' solved both the problem of the priest and of the penitent as we shall see when we explain the 'new evangelization.'
     We can see now, why we must first lay down the dogmatic truths pertaining to the eschatological image of the Church, like the 'decay of Faith.' So we can  show what problems the 'new evengelization' is trying to solve. We cannot be like doctors who prescribes to everybody 'take an aspirin and see me tomorrow.' We must go slowly and in detail in everything.

6.  We can see the state of the Church  just by listening to the words coming out of the mouth of the entire Church bureacracy.  The words from their mouth are no different from what we hear from daily newspapers, rock star magazines or Vogue magazines. Nothing supernatural; everything is down to earth and natural....from Pope Francis, down to the Bishop's, down to the parish priest and seminarian....and down among the laymen.
     The highest and most difficult act of Charity is demanded of us; this is fraternal correction. We cannot save anybody.  But we can evangelize by making all, priest first,  realize the state of their souls as prophesied by Christ, Himself, 'decayed Faith and cold Charity.' And make everyone worried that the power to absolve sin and consecrate the Bread and Wine had been withdrawn by God in this our age as He had threatened through the prophets.  But worse we should fear that together with these already occurring chastisements  He had, also, allowed the greatest chastisement...the rise of an anti-pope as prophesied by St. Hildegard of Bingen.

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