Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The CATHOLIC CHURCH on Christmas Day.

 1. History and theology.
     When God teaches a doctrine He, usually, coincides it with historical events so men will easily understand the mystical meaning of His gestures.
     The Gospel of Christmas describes Joseph and Mary leaving Nazareth to enrol in Bethlehem under the orders of the Roman Emperor. That was a time when the known world was at peace because of the Pax Romana. Scriptures described that time as the 'fulness of time.' That was about 12 years of relative peace.
     God so meant that Christ be born in peaceful times because the religion He was establishing was the only true  religion of peace. A peace the world cannot give; only God can give it and He gives it to those with Faith. 

     The more important message of Christmas has something to do with the orders of the Emperor for all people to return to their place of origin and enrol in a census, the first of its kind. The mystical meaning of this historical event, according to St. Thomas of 
Aquinas,  is that God became man and came down to earth to enrol all men into His Church, by ordering them to return to their place of origin. Since all men came from God, they are commanded to return to God by entering His true Church. Thus Joseph and Mary who were at Nazareth, which was not their place of origin, had to go to Bethlehem instead. 

     The reason we celebrate Christmas is because we are happy that  God had come down to earth to get the names of those destined to go to heaven. He came to enrol their names in the book of life.  The kingdom of God had been established here on earth and that we can now enter the Church and assure the salvation of our souls. Enrolling in Bethlehem means to enter the Catholic Church. The way to enter the Church is to become like Joseph and Mary, both were obedient to the commands of God. 

2. At that time, Joseph and Mary could not enrol because they were in Nazareth, which was not their place of origin. They were the descendants of King David and their place of origin was Bethlehem. 
     The Romans, the Pharisees and the chief priest were not able to enter the Church that night because they were in the wrong place. So if we are, also, in the wrong place, we will completely miss the spirit of Christmas; which is, to return to our places of origin and enrol there. Our place of origin is God the symbol of which is Bethlehem. The Church will be there to enrol membership. It will be nowhere else. Neither in Nazareth nor in Bethsaida. 

3. Where is Bethlehem. 
     It is the place where the Bread of life is available; Bethlehem means 'house of bread.' It is the place where bodies are fed with the bread of life and the bread for the soul. It is the place where mystically, people learn and obey the commands of God the Father as enumerated in the Old Testament and the command of Christ as enumerated in the new Testament. 
     Obedience to the commands of God in the Old Testament is the preparation for the First coming of Christ, Christmas Day. And obedience to the commands of God in the New Testament is the preparation for the Second coming of Christ, on the Feast of Christ the King. The Catholic Church must look according to the way she is preparing her Faithful. The life of repentance is the preparation for the first coming of Christ; the life of Faith, Hope and Charity is the preparation for the second coming of Christ. The picture of Joseph and Mary, the first members of the Catholic Church, going to Bethlehem where Christ was born, is the symbol of the Catholic Church preparing for both the first and second coming of Christ. 

4. How do we go to Bethlehem?
     Mystically, by  obeying all the commandments of God. Joseph had just obey God's command to take Mary as his wife; and Mary has just accepted to become the Mother of God. Both acted according to God's commands. And now, both had just obeyed God's command to go to Bethlehem according to God's command given through an emperor. 
     There were people in Bethlehem, like Roman officials and Pharisees who were in Bethlehem but who did not enrol. Thus God came to earth to establish a booth and enrol souls; but souls are in the booth but have not enrolled. This is the state of the Catholic Church today. She is in Bethlehem but have not enrolled. They have not obeyed the commands of God. Pope Francis'  famed 'Amores laetitia,' is an outright disobedience to the commands of God in the Old Testament. Pope Francis have not yet even entered into the New Testament because he has not yet obeyed the Old Testament. His 'Amores laetitia' is a very clear example. Add to  this his countless disobediences to the other commands of God in the Old Testament that makes him completely unable to obey any of the commands of Christ in the New Testament. 
     His inability to obey the New Testament command of Christ because of his obvious disobediences to the commands of God in the Old Testament shows that he is not even a Jew; more so he is not a Catholic. 
     Pope Francis not being a Catholic is clearly shown in the Vatican Nativity scene. It is neither Catholic. It is gay. The Vatican Church is definitely not in Bethlehem. It is in gay Italy. And they are surely not enrolled

5. The obedient.
    The shepherds were obedient to the angel. The magi were obedient to the star. Joseph and Mary were obedient. That is the Catholic Church portrayed on Christmas day; and the reason for our rejoicing. The Man-God had come to enrol us into His religion. Have we been enrolled? The shepherds, the Magi, Joseph and Mary were enrolled. Herod, the Pharisees and the entire of Bethlehem were not. Most Catholics are not enrolled. The Vatican Church and Pope Francis together with Madariaga, Kasper, Schonborn, Marx, Cupich are not, shown by their disobediences to the commands of God. The most important question this Christmas is; Am I? This is the Christmas question. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Mary is with Child. Wednesday of the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

 1. The first steps in the building of the Catholic Church.
      Having seen the perfect image of the Catholic Church during the Feast of Christ the King, the end of the Liturgical Year, let us now start from the beginning, the beginning of the Liturgical Year, to see how the Church is built.
     First, we saw at the beginning of Advent how God did two things at the same time; He instituted the Church in the person of the Lamb of God and appointed a prophet in the person  of John the Baptist to show where the Church is. 
     The messenger is personified by John the Baptist; the Church is personified by the Blessed Virgin Mary with Christ in her, physically and spiritually. Ecclesiology tells us that Christ must be present in the Church physically and spiritually. Thus Christ was present in Mary. These two  aspects of the Church had been presented during the first three Sundays of Advent. The 3rd Sunday of Advent adds the way the Church evangelises in the person of Mary going to Elizabeth to sanctify mother and child.

2. Evangelization.
    Lets go back to the first steps again. First, the Church must exist; in Advent this is shown in Christ being conceived in Mary. Secondly, a preacher is prepared. John is prepared in the desert. Because the Church had been transferred in the desert. It was taken away from the world and transferred to the desert as narrated in the Woman, the Great Sign in the sky. Thirdly, John preaches to the world  who went out into the desert to listen to him, to behold the Lamb of God, the Church. But here, the listeners are not yet inside the Church. 
     When the listeners looked at the Lamb of God and believe in Him, then they receive the gift of Faith wherein Christ begin to dwell in them. So the listeners become like the Virgin Mary with the presence of Christ in them. This is called the state of grace. Now, possessed by Christ, just like the Virgin Mary, the Christian who is now within the Church and in whom Christ abides, will go out to the world, just as Mary went to Elizabeth. And whoever they get in contact with are sanctified, just as Elizabeth and John were sanctified by Mary who was with child. 
     Mary with Christ in her is the Church. Elizabeth and John were the new converts who are within the Catholic Church. We have a complete picture of the Catholic Church. But for souls this is only the beginning wherewith souls enter the Church. But it does not mean that they are completely inside the Church. They are just by the door. There is still a lot of space inside that the soul must go to grow further in Faith, Hope and Charity. 

3. The present situation.
    Most Catholics do not know what it means when it is said that 'the Church is now in the desert.' St. John Chrysostom defines 'Church in the mystical desert' as the spiritual state of the spiritual faculties of the soul, the mind and free will. It is not a physical place. St. Augustine and St. Thomas of Aquinas had further clarified this unique state of soul as 'purity of heart.' St. Augustine described it as the 'life of angels.' St. Thomas described it as the state of contemplative and hermitical life. 
     The Vatican church under Pope Francis is not in the desert. It is very much in the world concerned with migrants who rape European women and hold pizza parties in  basilicas. There are no visible John the Baptists. The few that look like John are violently suppressed, whether priest or bishop. Christ cannot be found in communities. And people becoming saints, like Elizabeth and John, are unheard of. 
      All these signs of Advent are, definitely in the world. Otherwise the Church would cease to exist.  They are in the desert but we cannot find John the Baptists to point to it. All of them had been beheaded by Herod due to the promptings of sexually perverted Salome that fills the offices of the Vatican. At the head of this destructive onslaught on the Catholic Church is Pope Francis. Not only are the Catholics admitting the existence of this  state of affairs; even pagans and Protestants are noticing and mentioning it. 
     Meanwhile the simple enduring Catholic is asking; 'Lord, when will this end. A little more and Your Church will cease to exist.' The words of the Psalm comes to mind; 'Lord, why have You abandoned me?'
     We just have to walk with Christ and experience our own calvary. But victory is at hand. We are just in Advent. Holy Week will still follow. Then Easter. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

BAD NEWS vs GOOD NEWS. 3rd Sunday of Advent.

 1. Signs of the times.
     It is said that the state of the whole Catholic Church can be seen in the state of one  religious house. The spiritual state of a monastery reflects the state of the whole Catholic Church. The state of a nation reflects the state of the  Catholic Church in that nation, 
     When a nation is corrupt, it is because the Catholic Church in that nation is corrupt. That is very certain; unless there is no Catholic Church in that nation. If there is, then it follows. Everything wrong in a nation can be blamed at the Catholic Church in that nation. 
     The reason is clear. The Catholic Church is supposed to be a yeast. It must leaven the whole nation. Christ said so. It cannot be otherwise. So a corrupt nation had been leaven by a bad yeast, the yeast of the Pharisees. If the Catholic Church is there, then it is the Church that is the bad yeast. 

2. Every morning.
    Everyday during Mass, the Liturgy teaches us three things; first, the teachings of Christ. Secondly, the state of the Church when it is in the right direction. And thirdly, the state of the Church when it is in the wrong direction. The Liturgy is our guide in our spiritual journey that informs us the state of our souls. These three are the guide lines by which we can find if we are off bounds or still in bound. So after Mass we should have a reality check on ourselves, on the Church and on the world around us. Let us look at the Liturgy of the 3rd Sunday of Advent and go on a reality check. 
     
3.The Gospel message of the 3rd Sunday of Advent. 
    Advent is the beginning of the Liturgical Season. So it begins by describing the beginnings of the Catholic Church and what preparations God had made. 
     If God will establish a Catholic Church within which souls are to be saved, even before He establish it, He must prepare the person who will point to that Church. That person must, himself, have been inside that Church and must know how to go in and out so he can teach people the direction to go. And God prepares John the Baptist. 
     The Pharisees  had asked John the Baptist; 'who are you.? John answers 'I am a voice in the desert crying out. Make straight the way of the Lord.' 
     Advent describes that state when one is still outside the Church and is being invited to enter. He is not yet inside. He has to be called to enter. By whom? By someone in the desert crying out, 'make straight the way of the Lord.'
      The someone is from the desert. Why in the desert? Because we saw in the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe that the Catholic Church is in the desert and not in the Vatican. The voice will come from the desert and not from the Vatican. And the first message of the voice to prepare oneself to enter the Church is;' straighten your way of life.' Make it straight according to the commands of God the Father as found in the Old Testament. 

4. Teaching of Christ in today's Gospel. 
     Today, we need a prophet training in the desert (i.e. the contemplative and hermitical life) to come out of the desert and teach the world to go to the desert. For it is only there that they can find the 'Lamb of God,' i.e. the Mystical Body of Christ. And those who will preach this message are those who, themselves, have gone to the desert to hear John the Baptist. As long as people are in the world, like Herod and the Pharisees, they will not hear the preaching of John, the modern prophet chosen by God. 

5. Is the Church in the right direction. 
    The Church had always had austere monastic orders living the so called "life in the desert.' St. Benedict, John Cassian, Cassiodorus, Patrick, Martin of Tour are just a few who can be described as modern days John the Baptists. But as of late, there is none. There is no one who, like John, came from living a life in the desert and have come to the world to invite people to go to the desert and look at the Lamb of God, the Catholic Church. None, as long as can be remembered. 
     The Popes are supposed to do that job. Pope John XXIII, in fact, referred to the fact that he took the name John because he felt he should be doing the job of St. John the Baptist  Benedict XVI was doing it. But Pope Francis is not doing it; he looks more like Caiphas who had been living in the world and have never set foot in the 'mystical' desert.
      After having learned the three lesson in the Liturgy, let us look at the second lesson and look at the Church in the world, today.
     Today, in the News about the Catholic Church, we had 27 bad news and 7 good news. Pope Francis is not involved in the good news. But he is involved in all the bad news. 27 bad news today and probably every day does not speak well of the Catholic Church.  It shows that the Catholic Church had not put into practice the teaching of Christ learned from today's Gospel. 

6. Analysis.
    Advent is teaching us how to prepare for the first coming of Christ; this preparation for the first coming is essential as a preparation for the second coming of Christ. To prepare ourselves for the first coming of Christ we need to live the life of repentance perfectly. This is in preparation to acquire the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity which is preparation for the second coming of Christ. Analysis of reality today shows that the Catholic Church where I belong is not in the right direction; it is not leading me to the true Catholic Church because Pope Francis is no John the Baptist. That includes millions together with my loved ones. This is  clearly an impending disaster. I must either do something or abandon this floundering ship.

7. But I know.
    But I know that the Catholic Church will always exist up to the end of the world. I must just check on the signs learned in the Liturgy. The preacher, like John,  must come from the desert and have lived the fulness of the desert life, i.e. Faith, Hope and Charity. He just occasionally leave the desert to go to the city to invite others to go to the desert. And there he points to the Church. Like in the time of John, the only thing I have to do is go to the desert and listen to John's preaching.  If I do not go there, I will not find the Church. 
     Then what? The next Gospel will tell us. Mary is with child. 





   

Saturday, December 16, 2017

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE. A great sign in the sky.

 1. Liturgical feast are not there accidentally.
     They are there for a purpose and for an important theological message. They must be interpreted connected to the previous liturgical season and connected with the prevalent season.
     The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe must be seen as a preparation for Christ the King, and it was foretold by the season of Advent. And it's theological message is; 'how will the Catholic Church look like when all hell is let loose.' The lesson is identical.

2. The two comings of Christ.
     There are two comings of Christ. Both comings occur when we die and face the judgment seat of God. We shall all be judged by God when we die and let no one forget that. The judgment we receive at the first coming will only be confirmed at His second coming.  Everybody lives as if there is no judgment seeing how many sins and heresies they commit. 
     The first coming is symbolised by Christmas Day. This is when people die before the second coming of Christ. Here, the Christ we meet came as a Redeemer and with great mercy. On this day He promised to forgive all of our past sins if we repent according to both the teaching of John the Baptise and Jesus Christ. Man must be baptised with water and the Holy Spirit. Preparation for Christmas is the way we prepare ourselves for death if we die before the second coming of Christ. 
     The second coming of Christ is symbolised by the Feast of Christ the King, when He will come as a judge and judge all with justice. No mercy here.  The Judge will save us only if we have reached the theological virtue of Charity. Preparation for the second coming if the way we prepare for death if we reach the second coming of Christ. There is a difference and we should know the difference so we can prepare ourselves adequately. 
     The first coming of Christ is just a preparatory dry run for the second coming of Christ. It is necessary to master the first to survive the second. 

3. No one can know when are the two comings of Christ. As absolutely no one can know the time of one's death. 
    No one can know neither the exact day of one's death nor how close it is. And no one can know the exact day of God's judgment i.e, His coming. But all can know how close it is. Christ used the words; 'when He is by the doorsteps.' That would not take Him a day to step in. So all men cannot know the exact day but all can know how close He is. To help man prepare, God gave signs for the approach of His two comings. 
    Nobody knew the exact first coming of Christ. In fact, nobody knew He was born except the first true members of the Church, Joseph, Mary, the shepherds and the Magi. But many knew how close was His first coming, like Theudas and Judas who organised groups to rebel against the Romans claiming that Christ would come soon and lead them.  So they guessed the right time of His first coming. 
     And so with the second coming of Christ. No one can know the exact time and day. But all those who are truly inside the Catholic Church can know if 'He is by the door.'

4. Christ gave the signs of His two comings.
    Christ gave the signs of His first coming. He even gave the exact place where He will be born;  'in Bethlehem of Juda.  How He will look like, 'a child with swaddling clothes.' But if you are not truly inside the Church, you will miss Him, like the Pharisees and Herod. The same goes with the second coming of Christ. If you are outside the true Church  you will absolutely have no idea when the second coming will be. So you will surely be caught unprepared, as most men and women today.
     The signs of the first coming  are all over the Old Testament. And the signs of the second coming of Christ is found on Good Friday, the Apocalypse and on Advent. 

5. Let us look how the Church functions  as described on the Gospel of the 3rd Sunday of Advent and on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
    Let us start with the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and then compare the Church as it functions during Advent. The image of the Catholic Church in both Gospels is identical. 

6. The Catholic Church as the Great Sign in the sky. 
     St. John was part of the Catholic Church. In Patmos he saw in prophesy the Catholic Church in the future. It was a 'Great Sign in the sky. A woman with child, with twelve stars around her head and the moon under her feet. That was not Our Lady of Guadalupe but the other way around. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Church of modern times.
     In the 1500s, more than half of Europe had turned Protestants. Yet millions were being converted to the Faith because of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Is it possible that a peasant can convert millions to the Faith just by telling a story of an apparition? No! Juan Diego was a voice in the wilderness pointing to where the Catholic Church was and how to enter the Church because he, himself, had first entered into her by living the hermitical life. 
     The description of Juan Diego is identical to the narration of the Book of Revelation. The Woman left the world and went to the desert with her children; this is the Catholic Church. Then the children of the woman would go out of the desert and go into the world to invite worldling to go to the desert for only there can they find the Catholic Church and enter her through the life of Charity, commonly referred to as hermitical life. 

     Now let us look and connect the above with the third Sunday of Advent Gospel which is a preparation for the first coming of Christ. It is, also, teaching us how to enter the Catholic Church. 
     It says that there was a voice in the desert (got the similarity) calling people to go to the desert where St. John was, where they were taught how to find Christ, the Church. And how to enter the Church through a life of repentance. 
     Repentance is enough in preparation for the first coming of Christ; but supernatural Charity is needed in preparation for the second coming of Christ. This is clearly shown in the Gospel of Christ the King.

7. In both cases.
     In both cases, the Church is found in the desert, not in the world; not even in the Vatican. St. John Chrysostom described the mystical desert where the Church is to be found. The preachers should come from the solitude of the desert and preach in the world. His preaching must be 'how to go to the desert and find the Church.' Nothing else. Anyone who goes to the mystical desert and finds the Church will know exactly how to enter the Church there. 
     The image of the Catholic Church as portrayed during the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and her image during the third Sunday of Advent are identical. Now, how come nobody knows this. All the so-called Catholic Church neither looks like Guadalupe nor Advent. Absolutely no priest or bishop or even Pope Francis can prove that their Church is the Catholic Church portrayed in these two Liturgical celebration. Because they are not interpreting Scriptures the right way. The Fathers of the Church had already given us the correct interpretation of Scriptures. We have no excuse. We just want to do things our own way, Frank Sinatra has rightly said it. 

8. The crisis.
     The great crisis in the Catholic Church is that we cannot find the Catholic Church anywhere; neither in New York, nor in Ireland, nor in the Philippines, nor in Rome, nor in the Vatican. The signs of the true Church as found in the Liturgy are found no where. So how can souls enter the Church and be saved?

9. It ought to be somewhere.
    John wrote; 'in a place specially prepared by God to protect them from the snares of the devil.' That must be a wonderful place. But since God, Himself, prepared it, only He knows where it is.  And to whoever He wants to reveal it because they have asked for it through unceasing prayer. 
    The question has been asked; How does the Catholic Church look like when the whole hell is let loose? Well, all hell was let loose when Christ was born that the Son of God had to flee to Egypt. All hell was let loose on Good Friday that they were able to crucify the very Son of God. So how does the Church look like? The way she looked like during Advent; and the way she look like on the Sundays before Christ the King. i.e the days just before the first coming of Christ and the days before the second coming of Christ. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

The IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Where is the Catholic Church today.

 1. The Catholic Church is alive.
     The Catholic Church is a being that is alive. She was born like a child and slowly grew up to being a toddler. Then a young adult and eventually to a mature adult worthy to be the eternal bride of Christ in heaven. The Catholic Church is described in the Liturgy corresponding to the seven days of Creation. And her image slightly changes as she grows. She maintains her four visible signs mentioned in the Nicene Creed. But there are slight changes which makes her unrecognisable through the centuries. Today she is totally unrecognisable. 

2. The Church in symbols.
     The Catholic Church begun as the Chosen People of God and is described in the Old Testament.  Then she grew up personified by the Holy Family. Then she grew up personified by Christ and the apostles. What interest us now is how does she look like today, the year 2017? The Liturgy describes her today as the Church on the 6th day of creation based on the Hexaemeron of St. Bonaventure.
     Pope Benedict had confirmed it that we are in the 6th day. And a study of the Christ the King-Advent Liturgy shows indeed that we are in the 6th day. 

3. The days of great evil.
     How does God prepare the Church in the days of great evil? Scripture tells us. When the Chosen people were experiencing great evils in Egypt, God brought them out of Egypt and led them to the desert. When Judas Macchabeus saw the corruption of their Roman allies, he and his brothers went to the desert. When John the Baptist was born in the midst of the unfaithful Jews, God moved him to live in the desert. When St. Benedict saw the great corruption in the City of Catholic Rome, he left it and went to a cave. 
     God's solution when the world becomes very evil is to leave it and go to the desert. Leave the devil and go to God. The devil is the prince of the world, Christ said. The desert becomes the safety refuge, not because there are no devils there because they are devils there. But it is in the desert that God makes his presence felt and the place where He instructs the faithful soul.
     Christ, on the other hand, stayed at home to show that the life in the desert can be lived at home. This is what St. John Chrysostom emphasized. 
     Today, we live in the most evil times ever and good souls are asking; 'where is the Church?' It seems to be nowhere and they are trying to answer that question. As Pope Benedict love to say; 'it is found in Scriptures just like the third secret of Fatima.' It is a unanswered question even during and after Vatican II. But the answer is found in the Liturgy of Christ the King and Advent on how to prepare for God's general judgment.....summarised in the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

4. The Gospel of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception describes the three qualities of the Catholic church on the 6th day. First,  the description of the Angel Gabriel sent from God to Mary on the sixth month, thus the beginning of the Church as personified by Joseph, Mary and Jesus.  The second description of the Catholic Church is that she is the Immaculate Conception. And the third description is that she is Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Liturgy celebrates these three images  within one week . It is partly the description of the Catholic Church on the 6th day, i.e. the way she looks on the days before the Sabbath; the way she looks today.
     The mystical meaning of her description  based on the readings of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be given momentarily. Nobody had ever imagined that this is how she looks today  that is why today hardly anyone can find the Catholic Church because men do not know how she ought to look like and where to find her.. 
     Note that the readings tells us we are within the First Sunday of Advent, we are celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and will immediately celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The rest of the weekday Gospels will further explain the image of the Catholic Church on the 6th day but we shall limit ourselves for the moment on these three Liturgical concepts. First, the Gospel describes the beginning of the Holy Family; 'the angel appeared to Mary, who was espoused to Joseph, to announce the Incarnation of Jesus. Secondly, that Mary, as the Catholic Church is Immaculate. And thirdly, that the Church is the great sign seen by St. John. These are the three characteristics of the Catholic Church on the 6th day, i.e. today, the year 2017.

5. The first description.
     The personification of the Catholic Church in its imperfect state  is portrayed by St. John the Baptist. It was a Church that was repenting but did not have Christ in it. The presence of Christ is important in the image of the Church. So, the first true image of the Church is the Holy Family. There we have Joseph and Mary who had lived the life of repentance perfectly and Christ was with them. Mary was without sin but she had the virtue of humility which is the fruit of repentance. So the Gospel described the Church as its beginnings in the image of Joseph, Mary and Christ still in Mary's womb. 

6. The second description.
     The second description of the Church is the Immaculate Conception. In the first description, all its members have obeyed all the commands of God as given in the Old Testament. In the second,  all its members have obeyed the commands of Christ as given in the New Testament. Note that in both, all the members of the Church know and have obeyed all the commands of God and of Christ. But they have learned those commands while in the world. The Jews and the Holy Family were in the world. The members were those who have obeyed all the commands of God and of Christ as found both in the Old and New Testament. But they have learned and obeyed them while in the world. 

7. The third description.
     The apostles learned the commands of Christ while in the world. Though they represent the Church in some degree of growing within the 6th day, the completion of the growth of the Church in the 6th day will be completed in the personification of the Church as Our Lady of Guadalupe. 
     St. John, the last apostle saw a great sign in the sky. It was a prophetic image of the Catholic Church in the future at the completion of the 6th day and prior to the beginning of the 7th day, the Sabbath, the day of rest. 
      A woman clothe with the sun, with twelve stars and the moon under her feet. It was the classical image of the Catholic Church; victorious over evil and glorious in the teachings of the twelve apostles. Nothing new up to here.
     But during these times, the people that will make up the Catholic Church will learn the commands of God in the Old Testament and the commands of Christ in the New Testament in the desert, not in the world. Thus, it states that the Woman was given by God two giant wings and she flew into the desert in a very place specially prepared by God for her.
     What is so special about this place? When the devil flooded the desert with water to drown the Church, God opened the desert and swallowed the water. The Church is now untouchable by the devil.
     Note that the Church, portrayed by the Woman left the world. The Church have left the world because it has become so evil. While in the desert evil could not touch the Church. 

8. The Woman flying to the desert.
     This is not a physical journey. It is a spiritual journey. St. John Chrysostom described this as the monastic life that includes  both community life for beginners and the hermitical life for the advanced. The Church will only exist in a thoroughly austere and perfect monastic life.
     It was an attempt to create the Church in the only place where it can exist in a time that was expected during the last universal test for mankind; when the world will be filled with evil because God had released all hell in the world. Salvation will only be within the Woman, the Church, who left the world and flew with two giant wings to the desert.

9. The first hermits.
     The first hermits where precisely preparing for this because they did not know the time. So they were a little ahead of time. The feast of Juan Diego is within these time that is why he is the image of one who is within the Church. He went to the desert to look for the Church so he became  a hermit. He entered the Church by an act of God. Then he went to evangelise by preaching the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe;  he was, in fact, describing the image of the Catholic Church. And by his hermitical life he was teaching how to enter the Church. 
     So during his time, while more than half of Europe became Protestant, million of Mexicans became Catholic. Juan Diego was a hermit who taught souls how to enter the Church by living the world and going to the desert to enter the Church.
     How did he learn such high theology? A visit to his hermitage shows there was no theology books inside? He learned it directly from God through prayer. That is how things should be done today. 
Theology is learned in the desert. It has always been. Priest who learned their theology from seminaries and schools of theology do not know their theology.

10. Ahead of their times.
     This portion of the Liturgical season is known to all Catholics. St. Benedict of Nursia knew it. So when he saw Catholic Rome so corrupt, he left it; went to the desert by becoming a hermit in a cave. Then he taught others how to enter the Catholic Church; first, go to the desert and look for her. Second, in finding her enter her by living the fulness of the monastic life. Thirdly, when this had been accomplished, then go out and evangelize others by telling them to go to the desert where they can find the Church. From there it will be easy to learn how to enter the Church and remain in it.
    How St. Benedict entered the Church through the monastic life is what Juan Diego did in Mexico. It is the way of establishing the Catholic Church in the midst of great evil. There is no other way in solving the present trouble. It is not something new. Many saints had done it thinking they were living in the 6th day. It was Pope Benedict who announced that the 6th day had begun and is ending. 
     Discernment will show that most Catholics, including priests, bishops and even Pope Francis, are not in the Catholic Church as described in the Liturgy. 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Pope Francis aims at the JUGULAR.

 1. Beast-predators aim at the jugular. 
     Beast-predators aim at the jugular when killing their victims. It is a painful way to die because aside from all other pains, the victim suffocates to death. It is as cruel as the crucifixion because Christ, too, suffered so many physical pains but eventually died of suffocation due to spasms of body muscles. 
     The manner Christ died, though permitted by God, was diabolical. The way beast-predators kill shows their based animal nature. Humans can kill this way; it was Jewish priests who, after all, killed and crucified Christ. Humans can do it when they have  descended below their human and animal nature; when they become diabolical. We live in an age where the devils had been allowed by God to rule the world as man's final test. Man's last test consist in a chastisement where the world will be beclouded with errors and a Pope that would be a false teacher. We should expect this test because Christ warned us of this test during the Sundays approaching the Feast of Christ the King, aside from the fact that it will be impossible, for most souls, to find the Catholic Church because it will be 'within you.'

2. The gradual attack on the Church. 
     In his  first popular speech entitled 'Love without dogmas,' Pope Francis struck at the main pillars of the Catholic Faith, the theological virtues. He denied the need for Faith and Hope to attain Charity. Without the theological virtues, the Catholic Church would crumble that not even ten St. Francis of Assisi can hold it up.
     Pope Francis, then, closed the doors leading to the contemplative life with his 'Vultus Dei.' With this, religious will not be able to attain the goals of religious life, perfection, because the document dragged down all religious to remain in the natural level. Unable to rise up to the supernatural level, most religious will descend to become lesbians and homos, the natural consequence of their inability to rise up. They will naturally descend to unnatural perverted sexuality. 
     Pope Francis further helped in this descend into the realm of sexual perversion with his catechism for youth on sexuality and his continuous encouragement to the youth to live life to the full. In other words, be natural, like those tribes in the jungles of Africa.  Don't be supernatural.
     He gradually disassembled all the remaining doctrines of the Church. He encouraged Anglicans to remain Anglicans, Protestants to remain Protestants, Jews to remain Jews. Anyway the Catholic Church is moving towards being Anglican, Protestant and Jewish anyway. He considered evangelisation as a 'complete nonsense.' He considers conversion to the Catholic Church as a 'complete nonsense?' 
     He had abolished hell and judgement thus eradicating the very first step of conversion, the life of repentance, which is the very basis of the monastic life. 
      Under his papacy, the lectionary had been modified that the doctrines of the Catholic Church cannot be found in it anymore. The Liturgy of the Mass had been changed in the Benedictine school of Sant'Anselmo by a mere laymen and had completely lost it essence. It has become pure exibitionism for priests.
     The basis for morality now is each individual's opinion which is precisely the sin of Adam and Eve thus transforming the Catholic Church into a vast Garden of Eden under the control of the serpent. 

3. Pope Francis has blocked every entrance into the Church.
    There is only one entrance into the sheepfold; He who said, I am the way, and the door. Pope Francis, not knowing where the door to the Catholic Church is, have given countless different directions towards we don't know which church.  He had effectively closed all doors leading to the Church, whether he knew it or not. 
     Because he is unable to enter the Catholic Church, himself, shown by the fact that he does not have the visible marks of the Church, he has closed the doors to pagans from entering the Church by telling them that there is some goodness in paganism sufficient to bring them to heaven.
    He has closed the door  to Protestants by telling them that they should remain as Protestants thus becoming bridges towards the Catholic Church. How can they be bridges if they do not know what is on the other side of the bridge. 
     He has closed the door to homos and lesbians by proclaiming that there is goodness in them which can benefit the Church. What goodness?
     He has closed the door to sinners by telling them that there is no need for repentance because there is no hell; and that the soul of sinners simply evaporate into thin air. 
     He has closed the door to religious by telling them to remain in the natural order. He has closed the door to priests and bishops by reminding them that converting souls to Catholicism is a lot of nonsense. 
     He has closed the door to Jews because anyway they worship the same god as the Catholics. Really?
     
     So, first he closed the main door that leads to the Catholic Church, Faith. Then, he, once again, closed the main entrance by prohibiting a personal relationship with Christ.
      Pope Francis said that personal relationship with Christ is harmful. Now personal relationship with Christ is the first step necessary for entrance into the Catholic Church which must be followed with a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. In ecclesiology, the first is referred to as union with the physical body of the Church. The second is referred to as union with the soul of the Church.   Instead,  he encouraged men to find God in a pagan religion when he was in Myanmar. 

4. Pope Francis have gone too far.
     Men were willing to excuse his errors at the beginning, charging everything to his lack of experience and Jesuitical ignorance. But his seeming errors are beginning to look like intentional attacks on the very foundations of the Catholic Church.  They are malicious and intentional moves to destroy the Catholic Church. It was controlled demolition; but it was diabolical demolition as his papacy progressed. The news today shows a general agreement, all over the world, that Pope Francis is out to destroy the Catholic Church and as such cannot be a pope; he cannot even be a valid bishop. And everybody is eyeing the Pope Emeritus to come and rescue the Church. 
     A similar incident in the past caused the villains to assassinate the Pope. Unfortunately, the atmosphere today is ideal for such conspiracy. Assasinations has become  our daily bread. 
     Pope Francis is attacking the Church like the beast- predator. Could he be the second beast of the Apocalypse who is to attack the Church together with the great beast whom St. John in his first letter described as the anti-christ? The second beast is a member of the Catholic community and was described by John as a man who came from us but was not one of us; one who came from the Jesuits but was never a good Jesuit as Fr. Kolvenbach described Bergoglio as being better at home in a psychiatric ward than in the papal throne. Christ will personally throw to hell the second beast. We cannot change that prophecy. 

5. Sundays before the Feast of Christ the King.
    The Sunday and weekday Gospels had been describing the parables of the 'kingdom of God,' the Catholic Church. The Liturgy describes the image of the true Church, the state of the world, and the image of an unfaithful Church. Using the Gospel as basis we are told to find out whether we have entered the true Church or the unfaithful church. 
     Christ described the  unfaithful church as Jerusalem which will be destroyed by the enemies so that not one atone will be on top of another. He was describing the church with its enemies, that includes Pope Francis and his Francisbishops;  with her enemies' teeth plunged at her jugular? Fortunately, their victim is not the true Church but the unfaithful church. And that is what is happening today to the Vatican church of Pope Francis. 
     The true Church is no longer in the world. It has fled into the desert in a place specially prepared by God for their safety; which is the message of the coming feasts of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe, the images of the true Church in her most trying time. It is not the Benedict Option. It is the Woman clothed with the Sun. There are no beast-predators there.
     


     
     

Monday, December 04, 2017

Feast of ST. ANDREW - HOW TO BEGIN ESTABLISHING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

 1. What Christ taught and did.
     If we want to be truly Catholic we must do what Christ said and do what He did. 
     We are today faced with a serious problem. We cannot find the Catholic Church. When using the four visible signs of the Church as found in the Nicene Creed or using the equivalent marks described by the Fathers of the Church and the saints, all the more we can see that the Catholic Church is nowhere to be found. 
     Well, the whole Liturgy of the Mass, especially the Sundays and Weekdays before the Feast of Christ the King tells us that it will be really be difficult if not impossible to find the Catholic Church. Try it yourself using the only reliable signs mentioned in the catechism. 
     If you cannot find the Church, what will you do? To continue looking for it might make you take a trip all around the world. Because according to Catholic News, it is nowhere around the world. So what do we do? Christ had given us the first steps in the Apostolic Commission in a very simple formula. Start establishing the Church in your own home among your family. The parish priest should start it in his parish and the bishop should start it in his diocese.
     If I start it in my family, I will be in the right direction. The reason why the Church cannot be found,  is because no parent, no parish priest, no bishop and not even Pope Francis is evangelising. In fact, Pope Francis said that evangelising is a lot of nonsense. If so how will we save souls? See what I mean.

2. The feast of St. Andrew.
    The Gospel of the Feast of St. Andrew tells us how to begin. It is in imitation on how Christ begun and which, today,  nobody is doing. If we must do things right we must know what Christ said and what Christ did. 

3. How did Christ call His first disciples?
     This is how we should call those who are to be the first members of the Catholic Church. There must be first members before we can call others. The others must be called the way we call the first but with some variation.
     The Gospel is very clear on how the first apostles were called and we must follow this procedure. Christ is said to have called two brothers, Peter and Andrew. Then He called another set of two brothers, James on John. Note that the first disciples Christ called were brothers. They were not only brothers, evidently they were also from the same town and they were engaged in the same work. So, they were almost alike, brothers, fishermen and from around the lake. Why this?
     To make up the Catholic Church, the first members must be supernaturally of one mind and one heart. This is a supernatural process  only God can do. Only God can unite in a supernatural way a group of souls. But it will be more propitious if the members of the group are naturally of one mind and heart before they can be raised up to the supernatural order; like it would be better if they were brothers united in heart and mind in some way, neighbors and engaged in the same job which would make their thinking identical. As St.Tnomas of Aquinas would say, grace builds on nature. If the first members of the Catholic Church are naturally of one mind and one heart, it would be easier to make them supernaturally of one heart and one mind thus making them a community of Catholics.
     It would be almost impossible to try to unite in the natural sphere four people who are not related, who are engaged in jobs that are contradictory to one another and people from  four continents. It is possible but it would be very difficult. So Christ taught us to begin with the easier then go to the more difficult. And that makes a lot of sense rather than Pope Francis's almost useless attempts to unite people of opposing religions, Anglicans, Moslems, Buddhist, animist into a one world religion. 

     So Christ showed us how to evangelise; begin with two brothers, Peter and Andrew. Continue with two other brothers James and John. Continue with two sisters; continue with two of the same nationality and same job, etc, etc. St. Basil splendidly did this in his Basiliades in which the EU idea was based on in an attempt by Europe to return to its Christian roots but was hyjacked by diabolical forces of covetous millionaires. 
     The Eastern churches who follow St. Basil's rule and venerate St. Andrew come closer to the true Church of Christ  than the Vatican church who leans  more toward Martin Luther. Have you seen the latest Vatican stamp? It is Jesus Crucified, not with Mary and John but with Martin Luther and Melanchton. The Vatican church had truly become Lutheran-Protestant.  

4. If I were to build up the Church.
     If I were to build up a Community that would make up the Catholic Church, I would begin with an entire family. Continue with the relatives of that family and continue to branch out within that family. The Gospel shows that the Church can be built easier in  the context of family life, between relatives, brothers, sisters, etc. After all, if salvation is to be desired it must the salvation of one's entire family. You do not start with strangers. You start within the family.
     On the other hand, if I were the devil and would want to prevent saving an entire family I would start by distributing copies of 'Amoris Laetitia,' the destruction of the family with the practice of adultery and sacrilegious holy communion among the parents. That sacrilege would slowly sip down to the children, grand children, etc  .....compliments of Pope Francis. 

5. Where is the Church?
     The Catholic world is very conscious of the fact that the Catholic Church is nowhere to be found today. The wise suggestion had been give to just start building the Church where you are; within the family; then within the parish, then within the Diocese and finally in the whole world. There is no wiser suggestion. Christ, Himself, gave that suggestion. Where there no church, go, baptise brother and brother there, teach them My commands and how to do then. And PRESTO, you will have the Catholic Church there.
     Nobody had ever given this suggestion, yet that is the only way to solve the present crisis in the Church. The crisis is that we 
cannot find the Church in the world today.  Solution. Built it where you are. There is a popular suggestion going around. It is called the Benedict option. It is in the right direction but it is not the solution. The solution which Christ Himself gave was executed by St. Basil in organising his Basiliades. And it must follow the Gospel in this feast of St. Andrew on how Christ started the Catholic Church. He begun with His own parents Joseph and Mary; He continued with two brothers Peter and Andrew, James and John. He further continued with the Israelites with instruction not to go to the Gentiles. See what Christ is saying: Charity begins at home.    

Friday, December 01, 2017

NOT ONE STONE ON TOP OF ANOTHER.- Tuesday in 34th week in ordinary time

 1. The kingdom of God - the Catholic Church.
     The Sunday and weekdays before the feast of Christ the King speaks about the kingdom of God, which is the Catholic Church here on earth. The Gospels had been describing all facets of the Catholic Church; who are inside and outside. What are her characteristics and what will be her great defects.
     All the parables speaks about the defect of those who are supposed to run the Church, the Pope, the bishops and the priests. And Christ, Himself, described them as unfaithful servants. Whenever the parables speak about the defects of the Church, they do not speak about the Church because the true Church has no defects. The Gospels will always refer to the defects of the men of the Church.

2. The Catholic Church today.
     We have often repeated that both the Old and New Testament are prophetic books describing the history of the Church and how, eschatologically, it will be today. And the Gospels, as we approach the end of the Liturgical Year with the Feast of Christ the King is doing just that

3. The gems and gold in the Church.
     Christ had been describing the fate of the Church today just before His passion. And He is describing the physical beauty of the Jewish temple that will soon be destroyed completely that not one stone would be on another stone. That is how complete the destruction of the temple will be.  
     Christ had been saying this. In fact, He dared the Pharisees. 
'destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.' Well, He did not raise it up, even up to now. But as Christ, Himself, explained He was not referring to the physical temple in Jerusalem.
     So in the Gospel, Christ noted how the people were admiring the jewels that decorated the temple and, again, Christ repeated what was going to happen. That the temple will be destroyed that not one stone will be on top of another. Well, there are still some stones on top of one another in the remains of the temple. But, then, Christ was not referring to the physical temple. He was referring to the Catholic Church. 

4.  The gems of the Church.
     The Catholic Church has many external splendid gems; its buildings, its sacred vessels, the vestments, the hierarchy, the religious orders, its liturgy, its arts, etc.. In the Gospel, Christ alluding to the temple and its glory said that this temple will be completely destroyed. 

5. The prophecy
     Christ prophesied that the temple in Jerusalem with all its beauty will be completely destroyed so that not one stone will stand over the other. This did not happen immediately as Christ spoke. It happened many years later around 70-73 AD with Titus. So the prophecy of Christ was fulfilled many years after His own death. And it will still be eschatologically be fulfilled today. The sensible Church that shows its beauty will be completely destroyed. The hierarchy has completely lost is moral beauty. The Liturgy of the Mass has turned into a beaudaville show. Its artistic architecture is no different from a shoe box. Its heavenly chant is but the clanging of metals. 
     ST. Thomas of Aquinas wrote; the prophecy have to be taken mystically. The externals of the Church as mentioned above, like the hierarchy, will turn very ugly. But the spirit of the Church will remain beautiful and vibrant. It cannot be seen but by the Faithful. 
     But even the spiritual Church will be contaminated by heresies. While the spiritual Church is tinted with heresies, the external Church of which Pope Francis is the head will be completely toppled down in that not one stone be left upon another stone. All will be thrown down. 
     If the external Church is completely thrown down and the spiritual Church is in some degree contaminated, what do we expect to see in the Church? Almost nothing. Maybe a little which some had erroneously referred to as the Benedict option (and we shall explain this later.)

6. When shall these signs be?
     What sign will there be when these thing shall come to pass? Christ answered; 'when many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ.' Don't follow them.
     Who are those who claim that they are Christ? Anyone who says something contrary to the teachings of Christ and say that this is the teaching of Christ. They do not really say that they are  Christ. They simply teach their own personal doctrines and even heresies and claim that these are teachings of Christ when it is not. 

7. This Gospel is being fulfilled in our presence.
     First, the Church has lost its gems; its architectures, its arts, its plain chant, its Liturgy, the sound theology of the Hierarchy.  Secondly, from Pope Francis down to most of its bishops we are hearing preachings that are heretical but are claimed to be teachings of God. We are living at the time Christ had prophesied on his way to Jerusalem for His crucufixion.