Tuesday, January 30, 2018

4th Sunday and Monday of the 4th week.

    
1. Never listen to the devil.....
     Even if he speaks the truth, St. Thomas of Aquinas wrote. When the devils speaks the truth, he will eventually tell a lie when he sees you  complacent. So, no way should you ever listen to the devil. But you can learn from the conversations between Christ and the devil because Christ teaches us through those conversations.

2. The conversation between Christ and the devil.
     The Gospel shows Christ confronting a man possessed by the devil. There are several lesson we can learn here. First, why was the man possessed by the devil? Why is it that when Christ preach he first drive away the devil before he preaches? Why is there exorcism before Baptism? Because everyone after they lose the grace of Baptism through actual sin are possessed by the devil. The man with fallen nature is the property of the devil and the devil likes to possess his properties. 
     Children who are born innocent are not possessed; but before they are possessed they are baptised to prevent future possession. But if they suddenly lose their baptismal gown through actual sin and return to their fallen state then they become the properties of the devil and the devil will possess them.
     Secondly, as the Gospel shows, the devil is greatly tormented when they do not possess souls. So they asked Christ; did you come to exorcise us thus tormenting us when we lose the possession of souls? So for the devils, it is heaven to possess souls. The first chance they get they possess souls. The prayer in Compline says so.  He is like a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour. An unwatchful soul is an easy prey for the devil. All souls without grace are possessed. Sometimes by one devil, sometimes by seven devil. And like the man in todays Gospel, he was possessed by legions. The world, due to its lack of Faith, including most Catholics, are possessed by the devil. If the devil was able to enter Judas, why not you or me. 
     Thirdly, it is a torment for the devil to be driven out of a soul. So the devils fight from being driven out of a soul. Since it is a great torment for the devils to be driven out of a soul, it would rather chose to be transferred to a pig than just return to the air. It is this great torment that makes the devil look always for souls to possess. And there are countless souls that are good candidates for possession. Almost everyone. 

3. Who can drive the devil away.
     First, Christ, of course, can drive the devil away. IF the devils feared Christ it was because Christ might drive them away from possessed persons. Secondly, a life of perfect repentance drives the devil away. When the apostles could not drive the devil away, Christ said; this kind can only be driven away through prayer and fasting. Repentance, according to St Augustine, is a life of prayer, fasting and good works. So the life of repentance alone can drive the devil away.
     Thirdly, the monastic life is a life of repentance. So monastic life alone can exorcise a soul. A monk should not be possessed by the devil. If he is possessed, it is because he is not living the fulness of his monastic life. In effect, the Catholic Church cannot be possessed by the devil. If as Pope Paul VI mentioned, the devil has entered the Catholic Church, it is because the Catholic Church have ceased to be Catholic. Because if it is Catholic, the devil cannot enter her.
     Fourthly, a good exorcist can drive away the devil. But the exorcist must have, at least, the theological virtue of Faith. Otherwise the devil can fool the exorcist. Because most of our exorcist have no Faith, the devil who is an angel and superior to the priest, can fool the priest into believing that he had left the soul when, in truth , he has not left. Or the devil can leave and immediately return thus fooling the exorcist. Or the devil can make the exorcist believe that this is only a psychological case. In short, the devil is more intelligent than any priest and without Faith the priest is no much.
     Since getting Christ to exorcise us is difficult, and to be exorcised by a priest can be unreliable, the best is to live the life of perfect repentance. 

4. The devil is the prince of the world.
     Christ said so.  The devil wants to possess his subjects. So those living a worldly life, a way of life encouraged by Pope Francis and his FrancisBishops, are surely possessed by the devil. Before they can even live a life of perfect repentance which Pope Francis is discouraging, they must be exorcized. And they have not been exorcized since the time Paul VI who noticed that Satan had entered or possessed the Catholic Church. With no repentance, which Pope Francis had never encouraged and even shown as unnecessary, there is no hope for man. 

5. We don't need pigs.
    Since men, especially the whole Vatican bureaucracy are willing to house the devils and all other infidels, we don't need pigs. Anyway legions of devils can be accommodated in one soul. Those devils must be having a ball with no one to take them out to torment them.
    Just last week, the bishops called for more exorcists due to the increase in daemonic possessions. Few priest are stepping forward because the few priest who have some passing acquaintance with the devil is afraid of him. Priests who are randomly assigned by their bishops are unequipped with this kind of battle. Due to the superiority of the devil and his power, these priests are easily overwhelmed and fooled into believing that they can exorcise. 
        

Monday, January 29, 2018

The MARKS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

 1. They are referred to as 'the four visible signs of the Catholic Church.'
     And they are enumerated clearly in the Nicene Creed; One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. These four  visible signs can be known by all men for very obvious reasons. God instituted His Church and He wants everyone to enter His Church to attain salvation. There is no salvation outside of this one true Church. Therefore, God, in His great mercy, has to make this Church visible to all men in the easiest way visible. And it is. For a man not to know that the Catholic Church is the true Church he must be a dodo. 
     Together with the knowledge of which is the only true Church, God in His Divine Goodness, had also given men the knowledge to know whether he is inside or outside the Catholic Church. To know that one is inside the Catholic Church is given only to those who have Faith. Those without Faith cannot know whether they are inside or outside the Catholic Church. And those with Faith can know if others are outside or inside the Catholic Faith. That is why he knows where to go and  preach. 

     If today most are confused because they cannot find the true Catholic Church, the fault is theirs.....they do not know the signs of the times. 

2. Faith is attained through the Liturgy.
     In the Liturgy, Holy Mother the Church teaches souls how to gradually enter the Church. She begins by describing to us the Church; so we do not commit any mistake by entering the wrong Church. This lesson begins with Advent and reaches even up to the fourth week of the year.
     Then the Liturgy teaches us the first step that makes us enter the Church. This consist in being united with the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and occurs when we receive grace and the theological and supernatural virtue of Faith. 
     Then comes union with the soul of the Church, the Holy Spirit, that occurs when we reach Charity.

3. The Fathers of the Church describes these steps in more detail. St. Robert Bellarmine describes it in 15 steps. So each soul can know, really, how far or near he is in reaching the perfection of the Catholic life. Anyone can know how far inside or how far outside he is from the entrance of the Catholic Church. 
     These four visible signs of the Catholic Church, as expanded by the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, is the only way a soul can know whether he is a Catholic or not. There are many other ways but they are too difficult for the ordinary men; they are available only to men of Faith.

4. Canonization of saints. 
     When saints are canonised, the traditional first step is to prove that he or she is a Catholic. IF he is not a Catholic, he might be outside the Church of which there is no salvation; so he cannot be a saint. Vatican II had removed this first step so the canonisation process today is defective in that it could canonise a pagan or a sinner. 

5. The solution to all problem.
     If the problem is who is the true Pope, just ask who is he who has the visible signs of the Catholic Church. Which is the true Church? The one who has the signs of the true Catholic Church. Who is the valid bishop, priest and nun? Those who have the four visible signs of the true Church. Which is the Catholic parish? The parish whose members have the four visible signs of the Catholic Church.

6. The Liturgy of the Mass shows how much a soul is inside or outside the Church. The description is so precise a soul can know how far he is from the Church; how near he is. And if he is inside how mush inside he is. It is possible to know in a continuum from minus O10 .....up to 100 how close or how far one is. We can say that the Orthodox is closer to the Catholic Church than the Protestants. That the Lefebvre group is nearer than the Orthodox. That the Franciscans are nearer than the Jesuits. And some laymen are closer than some nuns. Since the exact position is a spiritual posture, only those with Faith can know the distance. Those without Faith can know nothing. 
     Using these visible signs as a gauge, we can say that the Orthodox is nearest to the true Catholic Church. The next is the Lefebvre. Most of the religious orders come next. Among the Christians, the Protestants are really way out. Then the pagans that have absolutely no semblance with the true Church. Last is the Vatican Church of Pope Francis; because, not only does it not have the four visible signs of the true Church as found in the Nicene Creed. The Vatican Church even have the negative signs enumerated by St Bellarmine, as the signs that it is not the true Church established by Christ. 

7. Answering question.
     To the question who is right? The authors of the 'dubia' or Pope Francis. Ask who has more of the visible signs of the Church? The authors of the dubia has more signs than Pope Francis. 
     We have two Popes.Who is the real one. Who is the anti-pope? Ask who has the visible signs of the Church. Pope Benedict has more signs. Pope Francis does not have any visible signs. 
     Get these visible signs and go around to see who are truly the members of the Church and you will shocked. You will see that Pope Francis and most of the Cardinals and bishops and priests are not Catholics. That most religious congregations like the Jesuits, Benedictines, etc. are no longer Catholics. That most organisations like the Opus Dei, Foccolare, Neo- cathecumenate, Charismatics are not Catholic. To double this analysis, asked them yourselves to prove that they are Catholics and they will not be able. 
     Since these four signs are visible, we ourselves can go around the check parishes and dioceses and we will find found out the same things. That there are no Catholics around. What we see, like the Vatican, are the outward empty shell of a structure that used to be called Catholic Church. But the true Church is no longer there. 

8. But the Church cannot cease to exist. 
    Christ said so. The gates of hell shall not prevail against her. How come,  the gates of hell seems to be able to break her gates down today? Because the devil had been pounding on the wrong gate. The Vatican is no longer the vineyard of the Lord, because it no longer has the four visible marks of the Catholic Church, And neither Pope Francis has them. And neither most of the dioceses and parishes in the world. As the catechism reminds us; these four signs are visible signs. We should find these signs. How come these signs are not in our parish nor in the Vatican?
    

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The CHURCH in CHINA

 1. The Catholic Church in China.
      The Catholic Church in China is one of the Churches that is closest to the true Church of Christ in their catechesis. They are similar to the Church in Japan when they were re-discovered by the French missionaries. The persecution, in both cases,  had made them devout Catholics.
      The Catholic Church thrives in persecutions thus it has been said that the blood of martyrs is the seed that multiplies the Church. It is a lesson the devil had never learned so he continues to destroy the Church through persecutions and martyrdoms. 
      Good times and progress is not the healthy air through which the Church grows. So progress in Europe, in the US, in Japan, in the Far East had decimated the Catholic Church; and especially in the Vatican. While the Church in the Middle East is growing in deep spirituality as in Egypt. 
      The Church in Russia is doing well due to the inherent nature of the Orthodox Church that is closer to the true Catholic Church than the Vatican. The same can be said of the Le Febvre group; together with the Church in Ethiopia, point by point they are closer to the Church established by Christ and propagated by the Apostles than the Vatican Church of Pope Francis.
       With the Vatican announcement that the patriotic church  of China is the one recognised by the Vatican and that the underground Catholic Church should integrate with the communist established Church, Pope Francis moved to kill the last vestiges of Catholicism in China. Pope Francis had been euthanising the existing old and decrepid agonising existing Catholic Church. He continues with his euthanasia in Chile, Peru ....and just watch him in his next trips.  The only consoling news is the decline in those who attend these grandiose p.r.  audiences. 
     The latest 'My Pope' magazine here in the Philippines is obviously a high-financed p.r. attempt to boost Pope Francis' image akin to selling playboy magazine. And it is being given free to the bishops. It is too expensive for the ordinary folks. Well, confuse a bishop and the whole diocese will be confused. Imagine a bishop subscribing to Play Boy; or worse a cardinal from Belgium with pornography in his computer. 

     The vibrant Catholic remnant Church in Japan was attacked by Satan through the worldly progress the Marshall plan did to Japan. Japan became as progressive as Protestant America; and became as Protestant as America. 
     Satan is using heresies in China; a weapon he had successfully used in Vatican II with the introduction of the pernicious heresy of modernism cloaked in the garments of 'New Theology,' which is nothing but old heresies. 

2. 'Like the rest of the brethren.'
     The prayer at Compline reminds the Christian that they must undergo sufferings like the rest of the brethren throughout the world. And China will undergo more severe trials in the future. And this is exactly what is going on with other Christians in the Middle East and in Africa. The Church is undergoing a 'setting aside.' The population of the world is undergoing a final test. On whose side are you? Are you on the side of God or the devil. While the devil uses worldly progress and comforts and luxuries to attract souls on his side, God uses sufferings and persecution to set aside those on His side. And the Church in China is being moved to God's side through suffering 'that is undergone by the rest of the brethren throughout the world. '
     While the U.S., Europe and other countries are being attracted by Satan the way he attracted Eve in the Garden of Eden with 'do what you want and  get what you want.' Sounds like the shouts in U.S. universities. No different from what the snake told Eve. 

3. Death blows.
    Pope Francis had been delivering death blows at the Catholic Church. His 'love without dogma' world wide address dealt a death blow at the pillars of the  Catholic Church, the theological virtues. His 'Amores Laetitia dealt a death blow at the Sacrament of Matrimony. His 'Vultus Dei' dealt a death blow at the religious life. Volpi was Francis' death blow to the Franciscans and a bad member was used to deliver a death blow to the Knights of Malta (fortunately they are still breathing.) Death blows had been delivered at the Heralds of the Gospel and to good bishops and priests. And a serious death blow had been delivered to the canonisation process so that doubts are raised at the people canonised by the Vatican just as doubts should be raised at the validity of the ordination of priests and bishops, and the validity  of the Mass. 

4. To the Church in China.
     One Church in China has the line of succession from the Apostles. All bishops can trace their line of succession from the Apostles. And genuine bishops specifically know their line and this line of succession is documented. Another church does not have this apostolic succession. 
     The Catholics of China must follow the bishops who have a valid line of succession from the Apostles. This is a Divine Law. They should not follow the orders of a man teaching a human political convenient arrangement even if he is Pope Francis. That would be like following Martin Luther, who was honoured with a Vatican stamp by Pope Francis. 
       It is hard enough to follow the teachings of Christ though these are all found in the New Testament and explained by the Fathers of the Church. But to know if our bishop falls in line with the succession  from the Apostles is a little difficult. If this is impossible, then just cling to the commands of Christ in the New Testament and as interpreted by the Fathers of the Church. That will be more than enough to bring us to heaven where we can be free from communist oppression and Vatican misinformations. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

The SABBATH.

 1. The Sabbath
     The Sabbath is the seventh day of creation when God rested. It is the type of the way of life that represents the time when the soul has reached perfection in obeying the commands of God and, therefore, is deserving of rest before it receives its reward in heaven.
     It is a type when the Church of Christ which He had established here on earth completes its mission and deserves that rest prior to going to its reward in heaven.
     It  is symbolised by Christ resting in the tomb on Saturday prior to the Resurrection, the day all souls destined to heaven receive their glorified bodies to enjoy their reward. 
     In the Old Testament, the Sabbath was on Saturday. But in the New Testament, it has been transferred to Sunday. There is a slight confusion here. Because Sunday is the day of the Resurrection which is the day after Saturday, in which case mystically speaking the Sabbath is still Saturday, the day of rest. And Sunday is the day we receive our glorified bodies and Resurrect with Christ in heaven. The confusion is that we call Sunday the Sabbath but mystically Saturday is still thought of as the  Sabbath.

2. The Sabbath in the Old Testament.
    The observance of the Sabbath in the Old Testament consists in not sinning against the 10 commandments of God. The observance of the Sabbath in the New Testament is observed in avoiding sins but more importantly in doing good works as found in the New Testament.
     The Pharisees committed mistakes in both counts in that they condemned Christ for observing the commands of the Old Testament and, likewise condemned Him for obeying the commands of the New Testament. In other words, the Pharisees condemned Christ for avoiding sins on the Sabbath and in doing good during the Sabbath.

3. The Sabbath as observed in the New Testament is a type of heaven. God always referred to the Sabbath as the eternal reward in heaven. If you are good you will enter My rest; if not you will not enter My rest. The Sabbath was Holy Saturday when Christ remained resting inside the tomb preparatory to his Resurrection on early Sunday. So, the Catholic Church will have a time when she, too, will be resting in the mystical tomb before she is carried to heaven for the heavenly nuptial with Christ. 

4. The Sabbath is contemplation, when the Catholic Church as a Church reach perfection as a whole by reaching contemplation wherewith learning and obeying the commands of God  becomes effortless;  this becomes more an act of God rather mere human efforts. 

5. The Vatican Church is not reaching the Sabbath. It is not entering the rest of the Lord because it is not avoiding sins while it is, also, encouraging sins that will prevent it from reaching contemplation.
From adultery, to infidelity, to total unbelief, to sodomy and unchastity, to perversity to idolatry. Name any sin and the Vatican have encouraged it.  Thus the punishment, 'and thou shalt not enter My rest' applies to the Vatican Church; because it does not avoid sins and it does not command the doing of good works. The Vatican Church is not the Church described in the Gospels of the Liturgical Year from Advent up to the third week of the year. 

6. The Vatican Church is not the Church on Holy Saturday which she should be as written by St. Bonaventure. It is not near at all in looking like the Catholic Church. No one in his right mind can say that there is any semblance between the Vatican Church and the Catholic Church instituted by Christ and cared for by the first Apostles. There is absolutely no semblance at all. The Vatican Church is not like the the Church of the New  Testament. It is not like the Church of the Old Testament. It is  totally a new man-made religion that could only  be inspired by the devil. 

7. Observing the Sabbath.
     For Catholics, the Sabbath is Sunday. The whole day should be used to meditate on the readings of the Mass. All non-spiritual activities should be avoided. All stores should be closed. All activities pertaining to the body is done on the Saturday before Sunday. And all must go to Mass in their Sunday's best. The family of St. Therese of Lisieux observed Sunday perfectly as the Lord's day. Louis Martin believed that whoever observed the Lord's Day the way it should be observed will be taken cared by God physically and spiritually. Even the Germans that occupied France and the Martin house during the war treated the Martin most properly. 
     We can almost say that all the problems of the world is due to the fact that the Lord's Day is not observed properly as a day of resting in the Lord. But nobody will ever use this solution to solve the  problems of the world. They never did before. They won't do it today. We are living in bad times. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

NEW WINE AND NEW WINESKIN.

 1.Christ's disciples were not fasting.
     The Jews, always finding fault in Christ accused him of not teaching his disciples to fast when John taught his disciples to fast. And Christ answered; 'the guest should not fast while the bridegroom is with them. Maybe later on when the bridegroom is not with them, they will fast. 

2.Christ begins to talk about old wine in old wineskin.
    The old wine is the Old Testament spirituality which consist in a life of repentance; but a repentance that could not forgive sins as St. John the Baptist described his baptism. 
     The old wine skin is the sinful state inherited by the children of Adam and Eve; devoid of grace and capable only of the repentance of John the Baptist.

3. The New wine in new wineskin.
     The new wine is the New Testament. And the new wineskin is the person possessing the life of grace. This perfects the repentance of the Old Testament. It can forgive sins through grace. This is the life of repentance perfected by grace which is instituted by Jesus Christ.

     You cannot put the life of repentance of John the Baptist into a person possessing the life of grace. And you cannot put the life of grace in an unrepentant soul. This is what Christ was saying; that you cannot put old wine, the  spirituality of repentance, into new wine skin, into a soul possessing the life of grace. It is just absolutely impossible. Christ warned us that the improper wine in an improper wine container will cause the container to burst thus both are lost.

4. 'Amoris Laetitia.'
     The Apostolic exhortation 'Amores Laetitia' is a move to put old wine into new wineskin. This will destroy both the wine and the wineskin, i.e. it will destroy the souls of those who follow this erroneous teaching and it will invalidate the Sacrament.
     The old wine is the sinful life of the husband or wife who leaves their partner to remarry. The new wineskin  is an attempt of either to receive Holy Communion. This cause both the souls of the humans and the sacrament to be destroyed. Thus we see Pope Francis to be destroyer both of human souls and the teachings of the Catholic Church. This is a Pope that is destroying both Catholic souls and the Church.  This is the reason for the so much outcry from cardinals, bishops and countless laymen.  The Pope refuses to do anything about it. 
     Is this the reason why the Chileans don't even want the Pope to visit Chile; and why they booed him and threw newspapers at him? Well, never in the last histories of the Pope have these things ever happen, that a Pope would violate every Gospel in the Liturgical Year. Maybe, because seldom in the histories of Popes did we often have anti-popes. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.......the Holy Family.

 1. The entire Liturgy describes in summary form how we can save our souls. We save our souls simply by entering the Catholic Church. But to enter the Church we must do three things; first we must know how the Church looks like. Second, we must know how to enter the Church. And thirdly, we must know if we are already inside the Church. 
     The entire Liturgy, from Advent up to the Feast of Christ the King answers these three questions. Let us review a few of the past answers. How does the Catholic Church look like? It looks like the Holy Family. How do we enter the Catholic Church? The way the Shepherds and the Magi did. They waited for the coming of the promised Messiah; they looked for Him by obeying the commands of the messengers God sent them when He came. And they worshipped Him as God when they found Him.
     How can we know if we are inside the Catholic Church? If like the shepherds we leave all things to look for the Christ. Or if we look for the child bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Now, that is a lot to be explained. But let us look at the important feast of the Holy Family that is within the Christmastide season; precisely because we must know how the Catholic Church look like and what do we expect to happen to the Church.

2. The Holy Family. 
     The Holy Family is the first Catholic Church. Joseph and Mary fall under the definition of the Catholic  Church; they were two souls with Christ in their midst. Christ said; 'whenever two or three are gathered in My name I am in the midst of them. Joseph and Mary were gathered in the name of Christ; they were obeying all of God's commands. And Christ was in their midst; which make them the Catholic Church. Christ was not yet on earth before that so there was no Catholic Church before except for types and figures of the Church. 
     The Church today must be identical to the Holy Family. It must start with a father and mother obeying all the commands of God as found both in the Old and New Testament. If they do so, then, Christ, as He promised will be in their midst. The presence of Christ in their midst make them Catholic. Christ won't be in their midst unless they obey specially the commands of Christ in the New Testament. And, of course, they cannot obey the commands of Christ unless they have first repented. 
     The moment a family become like the Holy Family, thus becoming the Church, Herod and the Pharisees will seek to destroy that Church by killing the Christ-child. Without the Christ-child, the father and mother does not make up the Church. A child alone does not make the father and mother a Church. And there won't be a Christ in their midst unless they obey all the commands of Christ. 
     And the infallible sign that Christ is in the midst of the father and mother is that Herod and the Pharisees will try to kill Christ in that family by preventing the parents from obeying the commands of Christ. The Herod is the civil authorities, the Pharisees is made up of the Catholic hierarchy . 

3. The Catholic Church is the true Church.
     The mark of the true Church is if the Church is identical to the Holy Family as portrayed during the Feast of the Holy Family. A father and a mother both faithfully obeying all the commands of God thus deserving to have Christ in their midst. And, just because they exist as a Church are condemned to have the Christ in them killed so that they ceased to become the Church. Without Christ in them, they are no longer Church and are in danger of condemnation.

4. That is what is happening today.
     In a typical family, the father and the mother do not obey all the commands of Christ due to ignorance or just pure indolence so Christ is not in them. With Pope Francis' 'Amores Laetitia' which is now being followed by many priests and bishops, fathers and mothers are allowed to separate from each other, remarry and commit adultery.....and as a consequent encourage their children to do likewise. The entire family is encouraged by the Apostolic Exhortation to sin against God's commands. Christ cannot dwell in the midst of such a family. 
     The family is the core of the Church as shown by the Feast of the Holy Family. The Catholic Church is made up of families that are holy. Without holy families there can be no Church. One person cannot make up a Church. It must be at least two to three, Christ said, because the two must obey the command of Christ to love God and love one another. 
     The devil knows that if he destroys the family he can destroy the Catholic Church. The devil first tried it in Eden and it worked. He tempted our first parents to disobey God. He knows it will work again today. Thus the devil used Pope Francis to do exactly what he did in Eden.......destroy the first husband and wife. Today 'Amores laetitia' of Pope Francis is meant to destroy the husband and the wife. As an Apostolic exhortation imposed dictatorially on the Church, the Catholic Church will cease to exist; unless souls 'obey God rather than man.' God commands man to be faithful until death do us part. Pope Francis instruct man to be faithful only until the next temptation comes. 

5. The Holy Family.
     The Catholic Church is made up of holy families where the husband and wife obey all the commands of Christ. As a consequence Christ becomes their spiritual Child by abiding in them. And, as a consequence, they will give birth, also,  to natural children who will make up the next generation of holy families. 
     Russia is one nation who have created the proper atmosphere conducive to raising up a holy family thus making many believe that Russia will be the leader in the spiritual reformation of the world. Christian moral laws are part of their state laws. There is union of Church and state where the Church is the soul while the state is the body. 
     So it is even suspected that Christ had abandoned the vineyard of the unfaithful servants, the Vatican Church, as He had threatened and had done in the past. And given the vineyard to those who will take good care of it. Could this be the Church of Russia where the most ideal condition has been made.....the union of Church and state. Russia is the only nation that practices the perfect political teaching of the Catholic Church on the necessity of union of Church and state.
     The Vatican, on the other hand is the place where Herods and Pharisees plot the destruction of the family, well documented in 'Amores Laetitia' of Pope Francis, where husbands and wives are encouraged to commit the sin of adultery and facilitated with a fast and easy annulment process.  Christ will never be in the midst of that family.  Therefore such families will never make up the Church.
      Who are the families that will make up the Church? Those who disobey Pope Francis and obey the commands of God. Pope Francis had actually discouraged people from obeying the commands of God which he finds stifling the personality; with no proof to it. 
      As on that evening, the angel warned Joseph, the protector of the Church, 'the child is in danger.' St. Joseph is saying exactly the same thing today. The Holy Family is in danger because  most of the governments and the'Amores  laetitia'  of Pope Francis  are after the life of the child. That night is being replayed again this day. 

     

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Nathanael and the Holy Family.

 1. The need to grow in wisdom and in grace. 
     Nathanael had Faith but not enough shown by his lack of knowledge.  Christ shows his need for more wisdom and grace and what he will see in doing so. 
     Phillip had a little error when he told Nathanael that Christ was from Nazareth. Yet Nathanael knew that Christ would not come from Nazareth. Christ would grow up in Nazareth but He was from Bethlehem. So we see here Phillip the evangeliser was defective in his knowledge while Nathanael, the convert, knew more.
     But Nathanael was still defective in his knowledge. He believed Christ was God just because Christ saw him when he was under the fig tree, i.e. Christ saw him when he was still under the dominion of sin. So Christ tells him; 'you will see greater things if you follow Me, like you will see angels ascending and descending.'

2. The law of the spiritual life.
     The law of spirituality according to St. Thomas of Aquinas, is that we must progress continually. If we stop even for a moment we regress or deteriorate. To stop progressing for a month could be disastrous to the spiritual life. So the Gospel for today tells us we must 'grow in wisdom and in grace like Christ' everyday. Just like Joseph and Mary. They grew in wisdom and grace every second they were with Christ. We must do likewise; otherwise, we regress or deteriorate in the spiritual life. And to deteriorate for a week could easily put us out of the Catholic Church.
     Christ gave us the example; 'He went home and grew in wisdom and grace.

3. Growing in wisdom.
     How do we grow in wisdom? We knowing the commandments of Christ. By knowing the commands of Christ we automatically learn His teachings and doctrines. Christ said; know and obey My commandments. Where will knowledge of dogma come in? As we come to master the commands of Christ, we automatically learn the Dogmas He taught. Knowledge of Morals precede knowledge of Dogmas. 
     So the more  commandments of Christ we know, the more we grow in wisdom. Knowledge of the commands of Christ consist, first, of knowledge of His commandments as He taught in the New Testament and knowledge of its correct interpretation as given to us by the Fathers of the Church. The more we know the commands of Christ as its correct interpretation as given to us by the Fathers of the Church, the more we grow in wisdom.

4. Growing in grace.
    After knowing the commands of Christ as enumerated in the New Testament, and there are more than 80 of them; after knowing the correct interpretation given by the Fathers of the Church.......if we put them into practice, i.e. if we obey them.....then we grow in grace.
     Every time we know and obey the commands of Christ we grow in grace and can end up being full of grace, like Mary, who is the model of the Catholic Church, Catholics must grow in wisdom and grace until such times that they are full of wisdom and full of grace.
     Without one or both of these  we are not Catholics. 

5. Pope Francis.
     Pope Francis and the Vatican Church had shown ignorance of the commands of Christ as shown in their actions and words, specially in 'Amores Laetitia.' This shows lack of wisdom.
     Their continuous disobedience to the commands of Christ even up to the point of degrading those who 'obey the commands of Christ' shows they can not receive grace from God. Without wisdom and without grace, they are not Catholics because they are so unlike Christ who went home and grew in wisdom and in grace. They cannot be the 'mystical body of Christ.'
     Pope Francis and his  FrancisBishops seems to have stopped growing in wisdom and grace after their first year Philosophy. 

Monday, January 01, 2018

He grew in Wisdom and in Grace.

 1. The Church is a living entity.
      Therefore she grows. Being a spiritual entity, she grows in wisdom and in grace. Wisdom and grace are spiritual entities.

     We have seen the principal figures of Advent; the shepherds, the Magi, Simeon and Anna. These are the first souls who entered the Catholic Church. And the season of Advent and Christmas tide is showing us the first stages on how souls enter the Catholic Church. Joseph and Mary entered the Catholic Church and went deeper into the heart of the Church. While Simeon is described as having entered the Church, Anna is described by St.Thomas of Aquinas as not only having entered the Church but as having entered deeper into the heart of the Catholic Church. Joseph and Mary had also gone much, much deeper inside the Catholic Church.

2. Wrong concept.
     Many Catholics believe that the moment one is baptized one enters the Catholic Church and that is it. He is a Catholic. This is a wrong concept. Truly one becomes a Catholic at Baptism but that is just the first step into the Church. One can easily step backward and leave the Church. It is of the utmost importance that a soul goes deeper into the Church. This  'entering' is described at the end of the Gospel where it is written; 'and the child grew in wisdom and in grace.' 

3. Christ is the Catholic Church and vice versa.
    The Catholic Church is the Mystical Body of Christ. Whatever happens to Christ should happen to the Church. And what happen to the Catholic Church should happen to us if we are truly Catholic. The Gospel states that Christ went home and grew in wisdom and in grace. The Catholic Church is a living entity, it does grow; specially in wisdom and in grace, among many other things.  And if we are Catholics we must, likewise grow in wisdom and in grace. If we do not, then we are like stunted and deformed Catholics; not a nice sight to behold. 
      Like Christ, the Church must constantly grow in wisdom and in grace. And if we are Catholic we must, like the Church, grow in wisdom and in grace. The moment we stop growing in wisdom and in grace, we cease being Catholics. We separate ourselves from the Church. 

4. How do we grow in wisdom?
     We grow in wisdom by knowing intellectually the commandments of Christ as enumerated in the new Testament and as interpreted by the Fathers of the Church. Every time we diligently learn the commands of Christ and its correct interpretation, we grow in wisdom;  Scriptures has it, we come to know Christ.

5. How do we grow in grace?
     We grow in grace by putting into practice the commands of Christ in its correct interpretation. Obedience to the commands of Christ, Scriptures has it, is love of God that wins graces for the obedient soul. We grow in grace as we obey more and more commands of Christ. 
   
     Thus by growing in wisdom and in grace we grow together with Christ and the Church; this is the surest sign we are live members of the Catholic Church. 

6. Thus........
     During the Advent and Christmastide seasons, the Liturgy teaches us how the Shepherds, Magi, Simeon and Anna entered the Church. Then the Liturgy of the Octave of Christmas teaches us how a soul who has entered the Catholic Church grow in wisdom and grace thus entering deeper into the heart of the Catholic church. 
A soul does not just enter the Church and that is it. He must enter the Church and grow with the Church; grow in wisdom and in grace. 

The TWO COMINGS OF CHRIST.

 1. The two comings of Christ.
     The Liturgy celebrates the two comings of Christ; the first coming is on Christmas day, when God became man born of the Virgin Mary. He came to dispense His mercy. The second coming is celebrated on the Feast of Christ the King when He will come with justice. 
     In the first coming of Christ, the Liturgy prepares us for our particular judgment when we die. In the second coming of Christ, the Liturgy prepare us for the General Judgment that will occur at the end of the world. 

     The way to prepare for the two comings of Christ is different. We prepare ourselves for the first coming of Christ by a life of repentance as taught by St. John the Baptist and perfected by Christ. The shepherds, the Magi,  Simeon and Anna were preparing for the first coming of Christ through a life of prayer, fasting and good works, i.e. repentance, thus they recognised the Divinity of Christ at His first coming. The Pharisees were not living a life of repentance, though they were waiting for the Messiah,  they were not able to see the Divinity of Christ. 
     We prepare ourselves for the second coming of Christ by a life of Faith, Hope and Charity as taught by Christ in the New Testament. The monastic movement was precisely a preparation for both the first and second coming of Christ. But as Christ said; there will be a waxing of Charity during these days, nobody and absolutely nobody seems to see the coming of the Parousia. They won't see because they are not prepared for it. Today people live in denial of this event that is slowly unfolding before us. Without Charity it is impossible to see the second coming of Christ. 

2. The Liturgy is a reminder.
     So the Liturgy reminds us if we have minds to understand that the Gospels are meant to describe the Catholic Church as an entity that is prepared for the second coming of Christ. Whoever is not prepared is outside the Church. 
     One is inside the Church with the virtue of Faith; and more inside the Church with the virtue of Charity. Ecclesiology states that Faith enables us to be united to the physical body of the Church; while Charity enables us to be united to the soul of the Church. The Liturgy tells us where is the Church is and if we are inside the Church. 
     The Holy Family fleeing Bethlehem to go to Egypt is a figure of the Catholic Church.  Joseph, Mary and Jesus makes up the Catholic Church. St. Thomas of Aquinas wrote that Jesus is the Word of God, Mary is the figure of the Church with the Word of God within or with her. And Joseph is the figure of the Fathers of the Church that protects the correct interpretation of the Word of God; thus Joseph was the protector of the child Jesus. 

3. Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem is a figure of the Church in Rome. Their leaving Bethlehem to flee to Egypt is the figure of the Vatican church as persecuting real Catholics thus the need to flee away from Rome and go somewhere else. This somewhere else is the figure of God giving the vineyard to others because of the infidelity of the workers in the vineyard, the bishops. It is , also, the figure of Peter leaving the boat in the middle of the storm to go to Christ for help. 
     There is a returning. Eventually the Holy Family is told to return. Christ will, again, return to save the Jewish people. The presence of Christ which is nowhere in the Church today will return. 
     Just as St. Joseph is the protector of the Mother and Child Jesus, the Fathers of the Church  are  the protectors of the correct interpretation of the Words of God. Right now, this protection is nowhere. The only interpretation the world is getting is from an Argentinian communist leaning Francis who evidently is no Joseph. The Catholic Church today is not identical to the Catholic Church described in the Liturgy of Christmas season. The Church is probably not in the Vatican; but instead  amongst the Copts in Egypt.