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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GENERAL JUDGMENT - And the two groups.

1. The Feast of Christ the King.
     This is the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. Holy Mother the Church ends teaching her children the Catholic Faith today. By now everyone following the Liturgy that is well and properly celebrated should know all the teachings of Jesus Christ as proposed by the Church. At least that....that they should know all the teachings of Jesus Christ. Whether they have put it into practice or not is another thing.
     By now any Catholic should know if they have Faith or not; thus they should know if they can hope to go to heaven or not. Though some can know more about their chances through obedience to the commands of Christ which they should have learned through the year; some can know less through neglect, distraction or whatever reason.  The former could have grown from Faith to Hope and Charity. While the latter could have even lose the little Faith they had.
      Because by now our instruction on the Faith is complete, at least we should know how each one of us will be judged when Christ comes basing it on the norms He gave in today's Gospel.
                                                                             
2. In the Gospel there are two groups that were judged.
    The first are those who were evangelized. They are divided into two. Call them the good and the bad. Both have heard the Word of God.  The good  heard the Word of God and gave their assent to it. Thus they have supernatural Faith. This Faith is shown by their knowledge and obedience to the commands of Christ as taught in the New Testament. The bad, likewise, heard the Word of God. The word entered their ears and went into their minds but they did not give their assent to it. Thus they do not have supernatural Faith shown by their ignorance and disobedience to one or more commands of Christ as enumerated in the New Testament.

   Both the good and the bad mentioned above will not join the line on earth that will be separated into the sheep and the goat.The good will not join the line on earth that will be judged because they will rise and meet Christ in the heavens as He descends on the earth. The Gospel states, 'they are already saved' so there is no need to judge them. The bad is described in the Gospel as 'they are already condemned' because they did not believe. Therefore neither the good nor the bad will line up because they had already been judged.
     For puposes of analysis, Pope Benedict, Cardinal Burke, Pope Francis and Cardinal Kasper would fall under this  first category. We shall put them in their proper places later.

     The second are those who have not heard the teachings of Christ in the New Testament. But they know the law of nature as God had imprinted it in their hearts; i.e. the natural law that is detailed in the Old Testament and known by all men. These will be divided into two; the line on the right side will be the sheep (those who have observed the spirituality of the Old Testament which is the life of repentance)  while the line on the left side will be the goats (those who could have repented but did not.)
     The sheep on the right side are souls who have not heard the Words of Christ in the New Testament but who knows and have obeyed the commands of God the Father in the Old Testament which is written in the hearts of men. Actual grace enabled them to know in a clearer way the commands in the O.T. and enabled them to obey those commands. This is repentance that leads to natural Faith. It is not yet the supernatural Faith of the New Testament.  It is clear that all the commands they obeyed as enumerated by Christ the King in His judgment are all Old Testament commands; feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and the imprisoned, etc. And they showed ignorance of Faith in Christ thus asking; 'when did we see you hungry?'
     The goats lined up on the left also knew the commands of the Old Testament as written in their hearts. Though given actual grace to know and obey those commands, they neglected to learn and obey those commands.

3. Note that the first group who were already judged and, therefore, will no longer line up with the sheeps and the goats because they are already saved or condemned were judged on the basis of supernatural Faith as the Gospel states. And this Faith is visible as acts of obedience to the commands of  Christ as enumerated in the New Testament.
    Note that the second group who were judged as sheep and goats were saved or condemned based on obedience to the command of God in the Old Testament on 'love of neighbor.' And Christ who will judge them precisely said; 'because you did it to the least of my brethren you did it to me.

4. But who is the least of the brethren of Christ? It is not anyone. It is not necessarily your wife, your husband or your children. 'He who obeys my commands' in the New Testament, he is my mother, my brethren, the least of my brethren. For those to be deserving to be sheep, they should have performed the act of love of neighbor to a person 'with Faith." Not to any person. How can this happen? As St. Paul wrote; when God sees one who has not heard the word of God obeying the law of 'love of neighbor in the Old Testament, God will send him a man of Faith or even an angel so he can do the good work to the 'least of the brethren of Christ,' i.e. a man of Faith or an angel thus making him worthy to be among the sheep.

5. The Bishop's Synod.
     When the group of Cardinal Kasper headed by Pope Francis, himself, proposed to abolish the sins of adultery and sodomy,  that is in effect telling souls to do evil in disobedience to Christ's command to repent of one's sin. To do so is the greatest sin against Faith.
     St. Thomas described three sins against Faith, which will show one has no Faith and, therefore, is not a member of the Catholic Church. The first is the sin of pagans who have never heard the Word of God, and this is the least serious. But it is still a sin. The second is the sin of the Jews who heard the Word of God and rejected it. This is more serious. The third is the sin committed by Pope Francis, Cardinal Kasper and their group wherein they have learned the Word of God in the seminary, in their masses and in seminars and they refused to be subject to the command of God that states that their proposal was against the commands of God. That is the worst sin against Faith that shows one has no Faith, is not a Catholic and cannot be a valid Pope. St. Thomas continued to say how to treat people such as Francis, Kasper, Marx, Tagle, Eterovic, Volpi, etc. etc. Have absolutely nothing to do with them and never submit yourself to them less you lose your own Faith. St. Thomas continued saying that people like them who refuse to subject themselves to the Law of God will convince others to do likewise.....thus dragging others to unbelief and to condemnation. That is why they go around making papal visits with those kind of cardinals.
     Because of their refusal to subject themselves to the commands of Christ as stated in the New Testament, they definitely do not even fall under the category of sheep, not even goat. Because they do not fall under that category,  having heard the Word of God.  They fall under the category of those already condemned because they did not believe. Well, at least they do not have to line up with the sheeps and the goats because they will go ahead...........
   

Monday, November 17, 2014

The THREE SERVANTS


Introduction. The first reading describes the natural talents of a wife and how she doubles her talent by developing supernatural talents that will save her husband. Her natural talents were cooking and sawing. From these she develops the fear of the Lord that will enable her to help her husband spiritually. The supernatural talents are built over the natural talents. What doubles the talents is when the supernatural talent that benefits the neighbor is added to the natural talent.
     The second reading connects this first reading with next Sunday's Mass which is the Feast of Christ the King which reminds us of the judgment that follows after death wherein each soul has to give an accounting of all the natural talents God have given him; if the talents were used to raise him up to the supernatural level.

1. There were three servants.
     The master gave 5 talents to one; 2 talents to another; and 1 talent to a third. The servant with 5 talents doubled his talents and ended up with 10 talents. The second, also, doubled his 2 talents and ended up with 4 talents. And the third buried his 1 talent, was unable to double it, thus was deprived of the talent ending up with nothing.
     The first servant with 5 talents who doubled his talents thus ending up with 10 talents are persons who used their 5 senses  to study all of God's visible creation and raised themselves up to the knowledge of the Creator. St. Thomas of Aquinas continued describing these souls as those who used earthly things to learn unearthly realities; these are souls who are able to think of temporal things and rise up to the thoughts of the eternal; these are souls who are able to go into their interior and progress to the mystical; from knowledge of the O.T. to the N.T.....and finally these are souls who are able to learn for themselves the way to salvation and are able, also, to teach others the way to salvation. Their ability to teach others the way of salvation is what enabled them to double their talents. These 5 talents is usually doubled in the monastic life and benefits others through evangelization. This is more perfect than the next.

     The servant with 2 talents who doubled his talents thus ending with 4 talents are persons who used the two faculties of their souls, namely their understanding and free will, to learn and put into action the commands of God in the O.T., referred to as the life of repentance. Here the soul, first learns with his mind ; then he uses his free will to put it into action. Using the same two faculties he teaches others what he had learned. His ability to teach others what he had learned with his two faculties is what doubled his talents. This is accomplish by people in the world and they benefit others through evangelization, too.
 
     The third servant neither used his talent for himself nor for others.
                                                                                 
     The third servant who was given one talent went and buried his talent. St. Thomas comments that this one talent was meant to raise him up to the supernatural level for the attainment of his salvation. His guilt was not so much that he did not use it. He used it;  but for the wrong purpose. He did not use it to attain his supernatural end. He used it for worldly ends, thus the meaning of 'burying it in the ground.' Since he did not use the talent for his own spiritual good and he did not use it for the good of others..... he was not able to double his talent. It remained the same....one talent, which is his mind.  He did not use his intellect to know the way to salvation  but used it, merely, to get in the front pages of magazines, get the praises of head of states and probably win a nobel award.

2. This Gospel is accounting time.
     This Gospel is the last Sunday in Ordinary time just before the feast of Christ the King. It is a reminder, not so much of death but of the judgment that follows death. Christians do not prepare for death but for the judgment that follows after death. We should know how God will demand an accounting. The accounting is based on how we used the talents God has given us, both material and spiritual. Did we use it for the Glory of God and the good of our neighbors, as the first two servants or did we use it just to get in magazine covers as the third servant did?

3. As the first reading states, when we choose a wife she must have talents. Natural and preferably. supernatural. The same way when a wife chooses a husband. This way they can help each other attain the kingdom of heaven. But this is rare nowadays. So from where shall we get our instructors? From talented priests, bishops and cardinals.

     So let us use these three descriptions of the servants to analyze ourselves , others, and especially our priests, bishops and cardinals and  see what kind of servants they are.  Let us leave the analysis of husbands and wives to the privacy of our thoughts and go to the priests, bishops, and even the Pope. We cannot afford to be led by one without any talent.
     Pope Benedict XVI is presently the exemplar of the first servant. Certainly there are a few others around. But Benedict had clearly used his five senses to study natural truths which in turn raised him up to knowledge of supernatural truths.  This is evident in all his writings and expertise; especially in Liturgical knowledge which consist, precisely, of knowing visible signs and their spiritual meanings. Ask any question or present any problem and Pope Benedict had answered it in his writings.  A few weeks ago, in a very short talk,  he just gave the answer to the year old problem called Pope Francis.
     The majority in the just concluded Bishop's Synod, led by Cardinal Burke, clearly represents those who have doubled their 2 talents as can be seen in their arguments raising the discussions up, at least, to the moral level, though not entirely to the supernatural and theological level. Their arguments show that they are using their minds. And they benefited their neighbors by rejecting Pope Francis' proposal thus warning others that adultery and sex perversion were sinful.
      The minority in the Synod led by Pope Francis and his top men, like Kasper, Baldisseri, Forte, Tagle, etc... represent the servant who buried their talent under the ground. Firstly, they did not use their talents (their minds, their study of theology, their readings of the O.T and N.T.) to benefit themselves by thinking right on matters of dogma and morality. And secondly, instead of doing their ecclesiastical job of teaching the people right from wrong, they are proposing that people destroy their consciences, throw away the concept of sin, personally decide what is right and wrong and go straight to hell. They are going straight to hell and they have no talent to detect it. Because as the Gospel states, God took away the one talent (their theology training) from them. They ended up with nothing and thrown to hell.

4. In the Gospel, the amount of talents is immaterial. God looks at the dispositions; whether the servants used the talents according to the instructions of the master to benefit themselves spiritually and benefit their neighbors. Benefiting their neighbors is what doubled their talents. Christ rebuked the bad disposition of the third servant in that, not only did he fail to use the talents to benefit himself. He did not benefit his neighbors. Christ gave another alternative aside from doubling one's talent; and that is to lend it to bankers. They can benefit from it themselves and lend it to others.  This is a suggestion that will make bankers benefit from the talent and benefit others, likewise.
     Pope Francis and his minority group fall under this third category of servants.  God gave them talents; a mind and a free will, a course in theology, a library of knowledge from the Jesuits, the treasures of the Magisterium. They, also, have the occassion to help the world and especially  the participants of the Bishop's Synod. They did neither. Lazy lout, Christ described them. During the Synod they behaved like one who have been deprived even of that one talent. There was not an iota of any semblance of Catholicism in them. Their proposal on the remarried showed ignorance of the New Testament and their proposal on Sodomites is against the Old Testament. St. James noted that their ignorance of those two commands shows their ignorance of the entire commands of God. Thus the twice rejection of their proposal by the majority who acted with 4 talents was an affront to Pope Francis and his group in their attempt to start an entirely  new religion based on the hermeneutics of discontinuity earlier proposed by the school of Bologna of which Cardinal Tagle is a member.

5. The reward.
     'Well done' is a greeting of joy from the master at his great satisfaction for the servant's work.
     'Good servant' in that they had done good things;  for themselves and for their neighbors.
     'Faithful' in that they did not use their talents  to benefit himself, alone.
     'In small thing.' in that what they had done of doubling their talents is nothing compared to the reward they will receive for doing it.

6. The punishment.
     The first sin of the servant who received the one talent is sloth. God gave him talents by which he can attain eternal life and help countless souls attain eternal life. He utterly wasted the gift by not using it even for himself.....by giving Glory to God. And he did not use the talent to teach others the way to heaven.
     The punishment .... God took away his one and only talent. And sent him to hell in the after life.
     More than one year being Pope, Francis had not taught the world anything spiritual. His 'Evangelii Gaudium' was pure spiritual poison where he denied the theology of grace, rejected the existence of sin, took away the Supremacy of God and presented himself as the creator of the new religion with a new evangelization (akin to protestant revival meetings). As a bishop he wrote a book "Church of Mercy" introducing a new protestant sect with no objective norm of morality.  His proposal in the Synod which majority of the bishops rejected is an off shoot from this book. He already had heretical tendencies even before he was Pope that could invalidate his election as Pope. Except he is saved by a provision in Vatican I stating; that we should not bother about anti-popes at this time because......
     The Synod Fathers had remarked that he is not acting like a Pope.  Maybe, because he is not the Pope?
     Pope Francis and his group of Cardinals and Bishops acting, absolutely, without talent had made proposals during the Bishop's Synod; to do away with sin, morality, with the Catholic God and the sacraments. Which was rejected by the majority led by Cardinal Burke. The proponents of the objectionable proposals were Cardinal Kasper, Baldiserri, Eterovic, Tagle, etc, who were proposing an entirely new protestant sect. Apparently they have been propagating this sect years earlier. This tendency is taught by some Jesuits and we should know who they are (and their names are in the news) lest we unknowingly follow them towards Protestantism. Tagle, being a part of the Bologna group that believe in the hermeutic of discontinuity believes that the Catholic Church had ceased to exist before Vatican II. And that Pope Francis is assigned to establish the new Catholic Church totally different from that instituted by Christ, the apostles and the Fathers of the Church.
      Schism was obviously present during the Synod and strangely enough, the departure from the teachings of Christ, the apostles and the Fathers is led by Pope Francis, himself.
      But now that the Synod is over, the schism is beginning to spread wider and wider in the world as each Synod participant returns to their respective Dioceses and recount how Pope Francis was proposing to abolish all sins. Cardinal Burke, defending orthodoxy,  was welcomed by 200 Bishops with a standing ovation. Forte, Pope Francis' point man in the Synod was defeated in an election in Italy. What is fearful is that while one side insists in their orthodoxy, the introducers of novelty and schism on the other had expressed their plans to campaign and expand their foothold on the Synod by recruiting bishops in preparation for the Synod next 2015 when they plan to have the rejected proposals to be eventually approved.
      Pope Francis and his group will have the advantage during papal trips. Francis and Tagle will join forces in the impending Philippine papal trip. and gather adherents to their new protestant sect. Considering that Catholics here are poorly catechized, imagine Francis and Tagle selling their rejected Synodal ideas to the Bishops. The Bishops practically know nothing about what happened during the recent Synod and most Catholics have no Faith and will believe anything.......the  Catholic Church  in this country is in to become the only 'new' protestant church in the Far East.

      The lazy lout adds another sin to his sloth. He insults God and calls him  a 'hard man.' St. Thomas states that the punishment for sin is that one more easily falls into the next sin. The lazy lout sins and fall easily into the next sin of insulting God. The adulterer is encouraged to fall into the next sin of receiving Holy Communion sacrilegiously.
      Pope Francis had been insulting everything Catholic so much so that in England they are planning to write a book on 'Papal insults' towards Catholics. He has never insulted other religions. He has insulted God and Christ by describing the Church  as demeaning, stiffling, possessed by the devil, destructive of freedom, etc....giving the impression that Christ is a hard man, indeed,  while  Pope Francis is merciful and compassionate. This is the woeful sin of scandal wherein it is better for him to tie a stone around his neck and jump into a lake than commit this sin. He intends to go further and campaign for the eventual approval of these rejected sins in the next Synod 2015. Cardinal Marx promised so.
      Listen to how God Who is merciful but is a hard man when he judges; 'take away the one talent from him and throw him into the darkness outside. What is a man with one buried talent doing in a papal chair that requires 10 talents?





Monday, November 10, 2014

FIVE WISE AND FIVE FOOLISH

1. In trying to remain in the road of the truth we must see to it that we are guided and surrounded by railings that both lead us to the straight path and at the same time prevent us from going over board. In this the Catholic Church always rely, first, on Scriptures; using both the Gospels and the Epistles. Then the interpretation of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church. With both we study, too, the way the Popes proposed the truth to the Church. And  occasionally we quote approved apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary wherein she never says anything new but simply confirms what is taught from Scriptures.
     When the Popes speak, he follows the same procedure. For him to divert or worst, to go against such procedure would clearly expose him as an anti-pope, going both against previous popes and the very teachings of Jesus Christ.

2. Let us look at the 31th Sunday in Ordinary time. We see two kinds of virgins.  Let us see how the Gospel can be applied in today's setting. There are 10 virgins. Five were foolish and five were wise.
     Note that both were virgins, both had lighted lamps, both had oils in their lamps, both heard the cry that the bridegroom was coming, both met the bridegroom. But the foolish ran out of oil and was rejected; while those who had carried extra oil were admitted into the wedding feast.
                                                                                 
 
3. Interpretation by St. Thomas of Aquinas.  Virgins are people who are completely detached in mind and free will from the world.  These are the wise virgins.   While foolish virgins are merely physically detached from the world but attached to the world in mind and will.
     Both had lighted lamps which represents knowledge of the teachings of Christ that come with the beginnings of Faith. Both had Faith.
     They had oil in their lamps. These are good works in the form of obediences to many of the commands of Christ. Both had the beginnings of Charity.
     Both knew that the bridegroom is coming but has not yet arrived so they were waiting with their lamps on and had fallen asleep...... this is conscious remembrance of the day of death and/or the second coming of Christ .  And in some way were preparing for it by their waiting.  This is shown in that both had oils in their lamps and their lamps were lit. The lamp with oil is obedience to some of the commands of Christ the effect of which is some knowledge and understanding of certain truths of the Catholic religion. At this point both had some knowledge of the Catholic religion that can sustain them in their everyday life; but not sufficient to last until the seemingly delayed arrival of the bridegroom.

 4.  The only difference between the two. Though both had lamps and oil in their lamps, the wise virgins carried extra oil with them; while the foolish virgins, though they had oil in their lamps did not have extra oil. The oils in their lamps were good works in the form of obediences to the commands of God which gave them certain depth of knowledge and wisdom in understanding, analyzing and responding appropriately to happenings around them.
     The extra oil the wise virgins were carrying was perfect knowledge of the teachings of Christ resulting in perfect supernatural virtues, especially Charity, which enables them to perfectly analyze and perfectly answer all questions. This is the spiritual state that the apostles reached after Easter and further perfected on Pentecost.

5. Eschatology and analysis of the Church and participants of the Bishop's Synod.
     The most evident sign of the wise virgin as defined by St. Thomas is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI staying as a monastic hermit in his cell praying for the Church. He is living detached from the world. His writings and talks shows he has the lighted lamp of knowledge of the teachings of Christ. He has oil in his lamp in that he puts into practice what he preaches. He knows the bridegroom is coming and prepared the world for it during his entire pontificate specially during the 'Year of Faith.' His extra oil is shown in his ability to teach Christ's teachings to others.

       There is no other evident presence of any other wise virgins who possess perfect virtues and teaching clear deeper doctrines explaining what is happening today though what is happening had been prophesied in the Gospels, interpreted by the Fathers of the Church and proposed by previous holy Popes to the Church. These events had been further  announced by the Blessed Virgin Mary as actually happening as fulfillment of Gospel types. How come we do not know how to react to these events and are unable to analyze them? This is a crisis of Faith.

     The foolish virgins are not really foolish. Remember they are bright enough to become virgins, they have lighted lamps and they had oil in their lamps. In other words; they are detached from the world, they know the commands of Christ, and they have obeyed many of Christ's commands. They only lack having a perfect knowledge of Christ's command and, therefore, are unable to perfect their virtue of Charity.
      They know what is right and wrong; what is Catholic and what is not. But without the extra oil they could not answer certain deeper questions.
       These are the 'good' guys led by Cardinal Burke. They showed knowledge of Catholic doctrine which is the lighted lamp with oil. This is  knowledge of the commands of Christ that cannot be compared to the ignorance of Catechism shown by Pope Francis and Cardinal Kasper's group.
      But the 'good guys' had so many unanswered questions, like why is the Pope harming the Church, why is he abolishing the concept of nature and sin, why does he dislike 'Summorum Pontificum' but love the Pentecostals, why is Pope Francis not behaving like a Pope, why are these German bishops thinking only of church tax, why is Pope Francis uniting sinners and all religion while dissolving the Franciscans, why does he fire those who preach Christ and invite Protestants to a sumptuous dinner? Such question can only be answered by one with 'extra oil.' The answer is that; 'We have an anti-pope. And nobody is wise enough to say it.

6. So what do we do? Do we go to the sellers of oil and buy? That is what the wise virgins said when asked for some of their oil. Go to Scriptures and the Fathers of the church and learn from them how to have extra oil or how to perfect your virtues.  It is not that we are uncharitable. It is more because we cannot share our virtues with others even if we wanted to. So go to Scriptures and the writings of the Fathers. Unfortunately there is no more time. That was the problem. The bridegroom was arriving and the virgins had ran out of time.
      The 'good guys' in fact went to Pope Benedict to ask for extra oil to answer their questions. And Pope Benedict gave exactly the same answer as the wise virgins. 'You have to get your answers from the storerooms of Scriptures and the Fathers. And left their questions unanswered that they may grow and become wise virgins.

7. Francis, Kasper et al.  Their behaviors and attempts to have their proposal approved by the Synod to violate the commands of God shows clearly that they are not virgins, they do not have the lighted lamps of the knowledge of Christ's command, they do not have oils in their lamps....and much more so they do not have extra flask of oil. The are neither wise virgins nor foolish virgins. They are no virgins at all. They are more like Lutheran schismatic and apostate perverts.  Many had called them so and with good evangelical reasons.


Friday, October 31, 2014

IRREMEDIABLE PRIESTS, BISHOPS and CARDINALS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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