Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wednesday of 34th Weekday in Ordinary Time. 'I AM BY THE DOOR.'

 1. The Liturgy for today.
     The Liturgy before and after Christ the King is showing gradual signs showing how near He is. By the door.
      Earthquakes are a far sign. There were earthquakes and falling stars during the Dinosaur era. There were wars since the beginning of the history of man. The immediate sign that He is by the door are; those with Faith will be betrayed by parents, brethren, kinsfolks and friends.  And all men will hate them.

2. Those with Faith.
     Christ was describing the fall of Jerusalem as foretelling His Second coming. And He was telling His disciple what will happen to those who follow him at that time. Two things will happen; first their entire family will go agains them. And secondly, the whole world will hate them. Let us look, first,  at the object of hate; the man of Faith. 
      This refers to the Church. What happened to Christ on Good Friday will happen to His Mystical Body when He is by the door, i.e. His Second Coming. The members of His Mystical Body are those with perfect Faith and the beginnings of Charity. 
     Also included in His Mystical Body are those with weak Faith. The trials of the 'day of distress' will, also, affect them. It is a good sign that all men will hate the man of Faith. It is, in fact, the 8th Beatitude, the highest degree of holiness. Of course, we would not want that our love ones would hate us because those who hate the Mystical Body will go to hell.
      So the members of the Mystical Body of Christ are those who have perfect repentance, perfect Faith and the beginnings of the theological virtue of Charity. However, those with imperfect Faith are included because during these times God will try them to perfect their Faith and bring them to the beginnings of Charity. The 'day of great distress' is a terrible day, but it is an opportunity to perfect the Faith of those who have weak Faith. 

3. The 'day of great distress'.
     We have seen that during the 'day of great distress' it will be almost impossible for those without to acquire Faith because the conditions will not be conducive for it. The Gospel of Thursday of the 34th weekday in Ordinary time repeats the words 'day of great distress' two times more to emphasize how difficult it will be to survive these days.
     But those who already have weak Faith, though weak, will be given by God the opportunity to perfect their Faith through the great trials of these days. 

4. Who will be the persecutors of the members of the Mystical Body?
     All those without Faith. Since they do not believe in 
God, they are pagans who think they are gods and will treat cruelly everybody  else as their slaves. Mostly the way everybody is treating everybody else today.
     Everybody in the family and every body in the world who have no Faith and, therefore, have been declared as belonging to the left side, the goats, are the persecutors, i.e. practically everybody who has no Faith.
      Conversion at this time is near impossible for those without Faith, like Pope Francis and most of the FrancisBishops. It is difficult, enough,  for those with weak Faith. It is impossible for those who do not have Faith.
      At this time, it is important that all our loved ones have Faith. Otherwise, whether they like it or not, they will persecute the member of their family who have Faith......and be condemned for it. 
      Why will the members of your family persecute you if you have Faith or even just the beginnings of Faith? St. Thomas of Aquinas wrote; 'because at these times, all the members of your family, outside of the one with Faith, will belong to different pagan religions. Maybe all the rest of the members of the family would belong to different Protestant religion without knowing it because their knowledge of the Catholic religion is defective. Or all the members of the family would be pagans because all of them are without Faith. The result is, through the instigation of the devil, they would persecute the member of their family who have Faith or even a weak Faith. 
     Of course, if everybody in the Family have no Faith, then, there will be no persecution. 
     Scriptures had prophesied that during these days there will be a decay of Faith and the waxing cold of charity. In other words, the world will return to paganism. Being so, the devil will use them to persecute those with Faith or even those with the beginnings of 
Faith whom Christ described as 'the least of My Brethren.'
      Aside from the family persecuting the member with Faith, the whole world, which includes priests, bishops and even Pope Francis, who cannot prove they have Faith,  will persecute others with Faith. This is the only explanation why Pope Francis is persecuting the good religious communities, the good bishops, the good priests and the good laymen. 
      Criticise the errors of Pope Francis, which only a man of Faith can do, and see how he persecutes you. The news are filled of men, women and ecclesiastics  attacked by Pope Francis. He is now raving against Vigano for exposing his corruption. Bux from the Congregation of the Faith and Cause for canonisation is next in the chopping board for exposing how cardinals violated the rules of the Conclave thus annulling the election of Pope Francis. 
      
5. Why they persecute.
     Your family and the whole world will hate you for only one reason; because you are obeying the commandments of Christ as He enumerated in the New Testament. They hate the commands of Christ and hate those who obey the commands of Christ. Isn't Pope Francis blatantly disobeying the commands of Christ in every document he wrote from 'Amoris Laetitia' to 'Cor orans.?' Doesn't he disobey the commands of Christ in every talk he gives; like saying 'not to pray too much'  when Christ, Himself, in the Gospel of Thursday of the 34th weekday said that the only way to survive this 'day of great distress' is by praying always. Praying always means unceasing prayer or contemplation. 
     The world, indeed, hates you. Imagine telling you to be unprepared for this 'day of great distress.' And most of the priests, bishops and Pope Francis are part of the world without Faith, just like the priests, Pharisees and high priests during Good Friday, when they were persecuting Christ. Was any priest on the side of Christ on Good Friday? Yes, a handful. Nicodemus, Joseph and Gamaliel? As there are a few priest and bishops with Faith, today. A few, but not enough to save Sodom and Gomorrah.  
     Why is there no union amongst priest, bishops and priests? Because they all belong to different pagan religions, or at least they belong to different Protestant sects. Only a handful have the beginnings of Faith and they are the ones persecuted. 
     All religious orders, today,  are just different pagan religions. All those popular secular groups like the Opus Dei, Charismatic, Foccolare, Neocatechumenates, etc....are just different Protestant sects. And they are all against the man of Faith. 
     Occasionally, unbelievers persecute each other because devils cannot really get along with one another.  

6. The moment of respite.
     Christ prophesied that a time will come that the Catholic world' Faith will decay, and as a consequence, there will be Charity, the love of God and neighbour. Without Charity, no one goes to heaven. Faith is not enough. The devil believes and trembles. Souls must have Charity so that their Faith might be different from the Faith of devils. 
      Joseph Ratzinger noted that the Catholic Church have lost its Faith. This is due to the crisis of Faith among the priests and bishops. Thus Ratzinger's first three encyclicals as Pope Benedict is on the three theological virtues, Faith, Hope and Charity. 
     After Pope Benedict, the situation in the Catholic  Church worsened. There is no shadow of Faith in the Church, especially in the Vatican. In a situation where the institutional church has no Faith, it can be said that it has returned to paganism. As such the institutional church, together with the faithless world, has joined forces with Satan to destroy the Church. 
     At this very moment, with Putin, Trump, Wilder, Salvini, Balsonaaro, Le Pen, etc.....God have intervened for a while to give mankind a respite to seriously think of the salvation of their souls. After these men, the full force of paganism will sweep the world. The men of Faith will be less, the pagans will increase; and all these good men will be out of power to serve the common good. The man of sin with his co-horts, who are all waiting, will take control of the world, with God's permission......then the Liturgy of Wednesday of the 34th weekday tells us........He who is by the door will enter.          

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

WHY ARE GOOD ORDERS SUPPRESSED?

 1. Why does Pope Francis suppress good orders like the Franciscans Friars of the Immaculate?
     The news stated that Pope  Francis through Fr. Volpie (may he rest in peace) suppressed the Franciscans of the Immaculate of Fr. Manelli. This branch of the Franciscan live a way of life closer to the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi with emphasis on Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
     Why was this group suppressed instead of the rest of the Franciscans who do not have an iota of the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi? God permitted them to be suppressed by Pope Francis because they were in the right direction; except that they had a few errors that could prevent them from attaining their goal of holiness and the very salvation of their souls. 
     The Jesuits. were once great workers in the vineyard of the Lord. Then, while going in the right direction, they fell into some serious errors called 'laxism'. To make them realise their error, God had them suppressed. The reason behind it is; first, if they continue in their errors, they might just end up in hell. Secondly, to remove members who were in error. Thirdly, the remnant can resume in the right way. 
     Of course, that is God's purpose. Sometimes God's purpose is attained; sometimes, it is not attained because of the free will of man. 

2. Reform. 
     God suppresses an order to reform it. But when there is a living saint within the order, then God uses that saint to reform the order. There is no need to suppress it. So while we see the Jesuits suppressed, we see the other orders reformed, like the Benedictines who underwent many reforms by saints. 
     As stated above, some suppressions work, others do not. Some reforms works others do not. God, always, apply the medication to correct an error. But the patient may reject it.  The message is identical to all acts of chastisements, whether it is a storm, an earthquake, a war, a pestilence, an illness, etc.....'You are doing something wrong and you better correct it.' The Ninevites corrected themselves, the Chosen did not correct their disobediences. 
     But the good point on suppression and reform is that the group is doing good, is on the right direction but there is some errors that must be corrected.
     If the group is not in the right direction and, therefore, has many serious errors, God leaves them as they are. They are neither suppressed nor reformed. Suppressions and reforms are acts of love of God for the group. 

3. The dual effects.
     The purpose of suppression or reform are; so that those with defects are removed and  the rest may grow in wisdom and knowledge to correct their defect. Those suppressed must do these two things for God to allow them  to be restored. Of course, they can  learn and correct their defects. But they can return to their errors as the Jewish people did. In which case,  God leaves them permanently in their errors as a punishment for their hardheadedness. 
     
4. This is what is happening right now.
     The orders, ecclesial communities....etc. are in the wrong direction and full of errors that they do not qualify for suppressions or reform, just like the unreformable Vatican Curia together with Pope Francis because they are not in the right direction and their errors are not slight but very serious. 

5. It is not the Vatican who suppressed. But God. But Vatican sins for mistreating the 'least of the brethren.'
     Suppression and reform are not acts of man. They are Act of  God.  Pope Francis cannot reform the Curia though that is what he is trying to do and making it worse. God is the final author but He uses evil men as instrument. God redeemed the human race; but He used Judas' treason to accomplish the act. So, Fr. Volpi and Pope  Francis are only instruments in the recent suppressions. 

5. Since God's goal in allowing the suppression or reform of a group is spiritual in nature, the discovery of spiritual defects, then grace is needed to cooperate with those procedures. The suppression is to correct a defect. 
    Man can either cooperate or reject the grace.   In the case of the Jesuits, they corrected themselves for a while, then resume with their disobediences. It might happen to the Franciscans of the Immaculate.  
    Those suppressed  must realise the reason for the suppression. They must study and pray for the grace that God may tell them what went wrong. 

6. Vatican actions.
    The Vatican is not reforming; neither the Franciscans nor the Vatican itself. They are suppressing in a most unjust and uncharitable manner. But the suppression is God work telling the people involved that they are in the right direction but they have a very serious issue with regard to theological doctrines they must rectify. It is a sign of God's love for the suppressed group and they must react accordingly. 
     

Monday, November 26, 2018

CHRIST THE KING . 34rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Last Sunday of Liturgical Year.

 1. The 334rd  and last Sunday of the Liturgical Year.
     Today is the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year and the Feast of Christ the King. There are two judgments in life; the particular judgment that occurs to every living person when he dies. Then there is the General Judgment at the end of the world when Christ will judge all men, both the living and the dead, as the apostles creed state. 
     In the General Judgment, the Catholic Catechism states that Christ will judge all those previously judged individually when they died confirming their individual judgments. And then He will judge all those still alive during His Second coming. 

2. The difference.
     To go straight to heaven souls must have perfectly repented for their past sins, they must have perfect Faith and the beginnings of Charity. Let's take these three points, one by one.
     First, he must have repented perfectly for all his past sins, i.e. he must have gone through the five steps of repentance mentioned in the catechism. Those five steps are; a.) remember your sins and the motive for committing them.  b.) Be contrite or sorry for those sins.  c.)  Have the purpose of not committing them again.  d.) Atone or pay for those sins   c.) And promise not to commit them again.
    If the repentance is perfect, the soul will not return to those sins, again. Then God will grant you the gift of the theological virtue of Faith. It is not the five steps that will forgive your sins. It is the gift of supernatural Faith that forgives those past sins and prevents the soul from returning to them. 
     And together with the gift of the theological virtue of Faith comes the gift of the beginnings of Charity. Charity cannot be perfected here on earth; only in heaven. 
     The development of Faith to perfection and the advancement to some degree of the virtue of Charity that enables the soul to love God and neighbor, goes side by side with the development of humility. There are 12 degrees of humility. As the soul progresses towards the higher degrees of humility, the soul grows and perfects his repentance, Faith and Charity. 
     To deserve to go to heaven during the two judgments of Christ, the soul must have perfect repentance, perfect Faith and the beginnings of Charity. Whether a  soul undergoes the particular or General judgment, if he has those three, he will go straight to heaven.
      On the other hand, if the soul has imperfect repentance and imperfect Faith, the probability is that he has no Charity. Then he might have to pass purgatory to make up for what he lacks. 
     During the particular judgment there is still purgatory, so the soul can correct its imperfections. But after the General Judgment, after the Feast of Christ the King, there will be no purgatory. So souls must have perfect repentance, perfect Faith and the beginnings of Charity. Otherwise he cannot go to heaven. This danger is why this day is called the 'day of great distress.'
     With this requirement, very few souls can make it. It is hard enough to be worthy to pass purgatory on the way to heaven. It is nearly impossible to be worthy to die and go straight to heaven.

3. Prepare for the General Judgment instead of for the particular judgment. 
     From the beginnings of Christianity, Christians prepared for the Second Coming of Christ. If they were prepared and died they would surely go straight to heaven without passing purgatory.
     The saints have reminded us that purgatory is not a nice place. So we must try to avoid it. Never aim at purgatory. Because if you miss it, you might end up in hell. So always aim at preparing oneself for the Second coming of Christ. Because preparation for the Second coming brings the soul straight to heaven no matter when you die. 
     The Liturgy of the Mass never taught Catholics to prepare for an ordinary, particular death. The Liturgy always taught to prepare for the Second coming of Christ. T'hough for practical purposes because very few Catholics believe in the Second coming, so some saints, like St. Alphonsus Liguori and St. Robert Bellarmine had very nice treatises on how to prepare for death. But their treatises are, in effect, a preparation for the Second Coming of Christ. 

4. Christ prepares Pontius Pilate for His Second coming.
    Pontius Pilate was a good man. While the Jews were accusing 
Christ falsely, Pilate believed that Christ was innocent. And though he believed that Christ was the King of Jews, an idea prohibit by Roman Law, he did not see Christ guilty of rebellion. 
    Pilate had the first element of Faith in Christ in that he believed that Christ was a man, even a human King, which Christ was, being a descendant of King David. Pilate lacked the second element, belief that Christ was God. 
    In the Gospel, Christ shows Pilate and He, too was God by saying, 'My kingdom is not of this world.' Pilate should have gotten the hint. Supernatural truths come in hints in the hope that man gets it by an act of perfect Faith. 
     Let's see how souls get a supernatural hint and rise up to an Act of Faith. It has something to do with the gift of the Holy Spirit called the 'fear of God.' The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.  Perfect Faith and wisdom go hand in hand. Souls need wisdom to know God.
     So Christ said 'My kingdom is not of this world.' Pilate should have gotten the hint that Christ is spiritual or supernatural. And He should have known that Christ was superior to him and, therefore, he should have feared Christ. If Pilate feared Christ, that fear would have given him wisdom. He would have recognised Christ as God. And recognising Christ as man and God, he should have made a perfect Act of Faith. Believing in Christ, he would have made his Act of Charity of releasing Christ from the Jews since he was convinced that Christ was innocent. 
    Having made an act of perfect Faith and the beginnings of Charity, Pilate would have been a saint.  But he missed his chance. Christ was his teacher, yet he missed his chance. Why? Because he missed Christ's hinting that He was God. Missing the hint, he failed to fear. Failing to fear, he missed the Act of perfect Faith. As a consequence, he had no Charity which was necessary to go straight to heaven. But he was a good man.
      Here,we are faced with the problem that faced St. Augustine which he had a difficult time answering in his 'Retractations.' Where unbaptised children go. They had no perfect Faith being babe as yet. And they had no Charity not having known God at all. But they are inherently good.      Unable to answer where good unbaptised babies go when they die, Pope Benedict with advise from his International theologian formulated the answer; 'unbaptised babies, before the age of reason, go straight to heaven. 
    Pontius Pilate was no unbaptised baby below the age of reason. So the Fathers surmises that because of his some degree of goodness, he could have gone to purgatory and would stay there up to the end of the world. They said this with great humour. 

5. Christ the King.
    The message of this feast, the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year and the last lesson in our class on the truths of the Catholic religion is this. When a person dies, he faces Christ in a particular judgment. Just between Christ and himself. Such individual, unless he is a martyr or confessor, will, surely, not go straight to heaven. He will barely miss hell and pass purgatory because there is a defect in his repentance, Faith and Charity. This is not an ideal situation. It is like working for your salvation by guesswork.
     The Feast of Christ the King tells Catholics to be prepared, not so much for your particular judgment; but prepare yourself for the Second coming of Christ, as the entire Liturgy teaches. This means perfect repentance, perfect Faith and the beginnings of Charity. 
     This can be done in the privacy of your room but better still in the monastic life as practiced during the early Christian time. We mention 'during the early Christian times' because most monasteries have become Protestants after Vatican II. 
     An analysis of these three requirements for salvation shows that most Catholics, from Pope Francis down to his FrancisBishops and PervPriests do not have any of them. The probability is that they will not even go to purgatory.
     Let us just take the example of Pope Francis. He has not yet repented from the sin of encouraging married couples to commit adultery and sacrilege in his 'Amoris Laetitia,' a grievous sin of scandal. He did not even mention the name of Christ in his address in the UN, thus not confessing Christ before men, a very serious sin against Faith. And he has absolutely no Charity towards the Franciscans, the priestly fraternity of Belgium and the little sisters of Mary; neither did he show charity to Cardinal Burke and Bishop Vigano. No repentance, no Faith, no Charity. If he dies now, the Feast of Christ the King, clearly, shows where he is going. 
     This is the state of Pope Francis which reflects the state of most of the bishops and priest. These are not Catholics. How can they lead dioceses and parishes. 

6. The blind leading the blind.
     Pope Francis is clearly leading the Church through an era of darkness, foretold during the day of darkness on Good Friday. He is like a blind leader. Blind, because most of those who can see, today, can see that he is blind. Many bishops and priests are, also, blind. Like those who cannot see hell and proclaim that there is no hell, like Pope Francis, and some US and Filipino bishop. For example:
     There are many articles questioning  the Catholicity of Pope Francis by  applying to him the four visible signs of the Catholic Church enumerated in the Nicene Creed, One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic......and the 15 Marks of the true Church enumerated by St. Robert Bellarmine, Jesuit, Doctor of the Church. He and his Vatican Church does not have them. 
     Why are some bishops, blindly, following him when these signs are very obvious and visible? And the application of these signs on Pope Francis is easy and can be done by anybody?  It appears that those bishops, themselves, do not know these signs and do not have these signs. 
     We have a church prophesied by Christ in Scriptures; 'with decayed Faith and waxing cold of Charity.' How did that happen? Because it did not have perfect repentance, a truth that will be re-taught to us by the Liturgy beginning next week, in the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the Liturgical Year, the beginning of our lessons on the truths of the Catholic Church. 
    The lesson for this Sunday. Pontius Pilate is better than most of us. But it was not good enough for Christ, the Divine Judge and King. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

MY HOUSE IS A HOUSE OF PRAYER. Friday of 33rd Weekday in Ordinary Time.

 1. The day of great distress. 
      All Saints Day mentions a group of saints in heaven who was described as those who survived on 'the day of great distress.' Pope Benedict XVI, quoting St. Bonaventure, described this as the image of the Catholic Church on the sixth day of the history of man, prophesied to occur again during these days. The description of this day of great distress, is very clear. Thus we know it is today. 
     This day is described in the Liturgy of the Mass during the Sundays approaching the Feast of Christ the King. Thus as we approach the feast, the Gospels are all about  the prophetic Good Friday.
     The description of the Fall of Jerusalem was used by Christ as prophecies for these days, the papacy of Pope Francis. One of this Gospel is about Christ driving away the sellers from the Temple. 

2. The kingdom of God, the Catholic Church, must be a house of prayer. 
     The Gospel of Friday, the 33rd Weekday in Ordinary Time describes Christ entering the temple and, seeing sellers of objects for the temple sacrifice, drove them out saying; 'My house is a house of prayer.'
     The temple is the Catholic Church and, St. Thomas wrote, that this should be a house of prayer. By prayer, Christ meant a place where there is unceasing prayer, i.e the prayer of contemplation. Christ was confirming what He said to the Samaritan Woman by the well, ' the day will come when true worshippers will worship in spirit and in truth.'  The Catholic Church, will one day in the future, be a community of contemplatives worshipping God with all their mind and heart.

3. The Church, today, is not a house of prayer.
     Prophetically, Christ saw that the Church in Jerusalem was not a house of prayer. When He entered the temple, He saw that everybody inside were involved in worldly business. All. 
     Prophetically, the institutional Church will be the same today. He will find corrupt and covetous bishops and priests, selling victims for the sacrifice; involved only in worldly concerns and making money out of it. Just like the Pharisees who were selling victims for the sacrifice. And after the victims were given to to the priests, the victims were resold to the pilgrims for a sizeable amount. 
      St. Thomas describes this as the sin of covetousness, the root of all evil, thus the priesthood, from Pope Francis down to the priests, will be so covetous and that will be the root of all the evil they will commit which is now slowly coming out in the news. What happened when Christ went to the temple, is happening today. 
     Pope Francis, the cardinals, bishops and priests are more interested in worldly affairs like global warming, open borders for immigrants, acceptance of sexual perversions, proposing communism over democracy and worshipping of mother nature over the Blessed Trinity. The Church today is worse than the state of the temple when Christ went there. 
      Then Christ described how His temple, His Mystical Body should be; 'My house is a house of prayer,' where unceasing contemplative prayer is rising up in worship of God.

4. Let us look at the definition of St. Thomas of Aquinas of 'the house of prayer' or 'contemplation,' which the Catholic church should be today, as the Gospel says. He writes; the Church must be made up of souls that are of one mind and one heart. Their minds must be united in entertaining knowledge and wisdom about God . And their hearts must be raised in loving God above all things. St. Francis de Sales describes this in detail in his 'Treatise on the Love of God,' in great detail. It seems Pope Francis and the FrancisBishops are not doing it. Not even by most of the  Salesians, like Cardinal Bertone. 
     The entire Catholic Church must be a house of prayer; from the Pope down to the youngest child. St. Peter demonstrated this when he stayed at the roof top and continued praying while refusing to come down to solve some managerial institutional problem, the feeding of the widows, saying, 'Our work is on mastering the teachings of Christ through the perfection of our prayer life.' Let somebody else solve the problem of global warming, borders for immigrants, same sex marriage, drug addiction, communist and democratic philosophies, etc. These non-papal jobs is what Pope Francis and his FrancisBishops are so concerned with while neglecting praying contemplatively. By concentrating on pure worldly affairs, especially in encouraging all forms of sins, it is impossible for Pope Francis and his  FrancisBishops to be a house of prayer. So they are behaving exactly like the Pharisee that Jesus drove out of the temple.

     Not being a house of prayer, they do not have the description of the Catholic Church, which Christ said is a house of prayer. They are more like the Pharisees and sellers condemned by Christ, making a lot of money by suppressing the Franciscan, the Knights of Malta and closing their  eyes to the  unexplained spending activities of the Vatican Bank. Never mind the love for money and worldly concerns like Global Warming. The serious issue is that the Vatican Church is not a house of prayer.
      St. Peter, acting like a Pope said; 'We must not do anything that will prevent us from praying and mastering the Words of Christ.' Because we cannot think of supernatural truths together with worldly and sinful thoughts. Somebody is not acting like a St. Peter. Probably he is not the successor of St. Peter. 
    

5. The image of the Church - a house of prayer. Pope Clement I, whose feast we just celebrated on this day, Friday of the 33rd Weekday in Ordinary Time,  was a man of prayer, a true Pope. He had knowledge and love that brings happiness and contentment here on earth in preparation for heaven.

 6. The Catholic Church, today, is no house of prayer shown by the way she prays. Three divine offices in a day from eight times before Vatican II. From a two hour solemn Mass to a fifteen minute rush mass. And look what is in the minds and hearts of men; they are filled with worldly concerns and sinfulness which are impediments to supernatural truths. 
     Christ drove away the seller. Why? The Priest were behind a lucrative business making money on the temple worship. The priests were corrupt, worldly, lovers of money, concerned only about the things of the world and outright sinful. 
     There is no interest on spiritual matters like prayer. Prayer is the raising up of one's mind and heart to God as fortified by grace. So it is the raising of the mind on theological truths. And the heart delighting on heavenly realities. This must  be unceasing. So absolutely nothing about earthly or worldly business must enter the mind and hearts. 
       Pope Francis and the bishops are concerned not only on worldly matters like global warming, mother earth, jobs for the youth, and worldly consolation for the aged. 
      They are even concerned with covering up for sins  of perversion. They have changed the Lord's prayer, reduced the prayers of religious, condemned religious for praying too much and pratically suppressing religious contemplatives with his 'Cor Orans' deceiving souls with a seemingly theologically sound title but with heretical contents.  
     BOTH PRIESTS AND LAYMEN must make up this house of prayer. 

7. Pope Francis, the cardinals, bishops and all laymen must make up a house of prayer, praying contemplatively and unceasingly. Where is that Church today? It is somewhere but one cannot find it because prayer is a purely spiritual activity of the spiritual faculties of man. And that cannot be seen by the eyes of men. It can only be seen with the eyes of Faith. 
      This is proof of what Cardinal Ratzinger wrote in his best selling book 'The Ratzinger Report.' The institutional Church is suffering a crisis of Faith. It's Faith has decayed and, therefore, there is no Charity. Why? Because the institutional Church is not praying. "My house is a house of prayer." A house of unceasing contemplative prayer where the spiritual faculties of man is raised up to God in true worship.

8. It can be done anywhere.
    How can you pray unceasingly and contemplatively? Christ said'; raise your intellect and free will to the supernatural truths that  I taught,  then enter your room and lock the door. 
     Anybody and everybody  can do that; whether you are a persecuted Catholic in China, a poor man in Ethiopia, a rich man in New York, a cardinal in an office of a Congregation, or a man in the Papal throne. So why can't we find the true Church today? Because most of those guys are not praying. Praying unceasingly and contemplatively is what unites souls and makes them a Church. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

WHO IS THE PRESENT POPE?

 1. Who is the Pope?
     In the Catholic Church, we must be certain on what we must believe. We must be certain that the Catholic Church is the true Church establish by Christ, because there are thousands of churches. We must be certain we are worshipping the true God, because there are hundreds of gods who are devils.We must be certain that there are three persons in one God and not only one. And we must be certain who is the true Pope since, today, there are five claimants to the Papacy. 
     How do we get our certitude? By basing our analysis on Divine Revelation as interpreted by the Fathers of the Church.  We are certain that this Church is the true Church basing it on the four visible signs enumerated in the Nicene Creed. And we can be certain who is the true Pope if he acts like St. Peter. 
     We must be sure that this or that Church is the Church established by Christ because salvation is possible, only, in that Church.
      We must be sure that this is the true Pope because he, alone, can confirm us in our Faith, which, with the beginnings of Charity, is necessary for salvation. 

2. Certitude is made more difficult due to an era or darkness.
    We live in an age where those assigned to teach us the truth, holy priests and bishops, are nowhere to be found. The Gospel of Friday of the 33rd weekday in Ordinary time, describes the Church of today, with an incident during Holy Week. Christ went to the temple and saw both the priests and sellers doing business. He drove them out and said; 'my house is a house of prayer.'
     During this Friday in the 33rd weekday in ordinary time, Christ prophesied that all the priest in the Church will so engaged in worldly things that they will be completely unable to help men spiritually. 
     Then Christ described His Church as a house of prayer where all its members are praying uncessantly, i.e. contemplatively. So Christ prophesied that at this time the Church will be filled with spiritually incompetent bishops and priests....and even a Pope Francis. 
      Man could be deceived by a false teacher, a false prophet, a heretic, an anti- Christ or an anti-Pope.....of which there are many in the history of the Catholic Church. 
     Today there are more than 5 claimants to the Papacy. Most of them are certainly false. The choice is reduced to Pope Benedict who claimed he retired more than three years ago; and Pope Francis who claims he is the duly elected Pope. An apparent schism is brewing; on one side those claiming that Pope Benedict is still Pope and on the other side, that Pope Francis is the Pope. Is there a way of resolving this because Catholics have the duty to obey the true Pope. While to follow a wrong Pope is a serious mortal sin. It is like following a false teacher. So we must know who is the true Pope and Catholic theology have ways of knowing who is the true Pope. 

3. The controversy had worsen due to the many demands for Pope Francis to resign by some Bishops, like Bishop Vigano. And due to the some accusations that Pope Francis have committed heresies, like Cardinal Arinze. And the latest by a reliable Vatican official who held that Pope Benedict's resignation is invalid. And that the election of Pope Francis violated provisions from John Paul II's 'Universe Dominici Gregis' in the holding of Conclaves. 
     The reasoning is logical. If Pope Benedict's resignation is invalid, then Pope Benedict is still Pope and Pope Francis is not the Pope. If Benedict resigned, Francis is, indeed, Pope. If Francis violated the provisions of 'Universi Dominici Gregis,' then he cannot be Pope. Then Benedict's resignation is invalid and he is still Pope. Let us go deeper into this reasoning. 

4. Doing the 'Will of God.'
    It was easy to know who is the true Pope in many instances in the history of the Church. In my own life time, it was easy to accept that Pope Pius XII, John XXIII, John Paul I, Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI were true Popes. Suddenly, today, it is very confusing to know who is the true Pope. And this must be resolved because it is a mortal sin to accept a wrong Pope. To be unsure who is the true Pope is an act of doubt that prevents souls making an act of Faith; thus it is a state of mortal sin, because it is a sin against Faith.
     Acts of Faith are done with certainty in that in the act of Faith the soul is certain that what he believes is the Will of God as proven by Divine Revelations as interpreted by the Fathers of the Church.

     The theological basis for analysis is  God's Will. He who go against God's Will sins and cannot be a member of the Church. No one is allowed to go against God's Will. Neither is anyone allowed to add or subtract from God's Will. 
     It is God's will that man seek the kingdom of God till death. No man may retire at the age of 75 and stop seeking God's kingdom. You stop and you go to hell.
     It is God's will for a husband to love his wife till death. He cannot retire from loving his wife at 60 without committing adultery and go to hell.
     It is God's will for a bishop and a priest to be a priest for life. So they must offer fitting worship to God until death. They cannot retire at 70, otherwise they sin by not doing the will of God. 
     We must believe there are angels and devils all our lives otherwise we would sin against Faith and be condemned. So Pope Francis, Bishop Barron of the US and David of the Philippines who said there is no hell before retirement, sin mortally against Faith.
     God had expressed His will that Joseph Ratzinger become Pope. There is no time of limitation to God's will. No one said anything that he can retire at any time. The will of God must be obeyed till death. There is no exception to this rule. All the Popes, like John Paul II obeyed God's will to the end, just like Christ and Mary. 
     But Pope Celestine resigned. Did he really? No one had proven this though many say so. No theological proof.  Did he really decide to stop doing God's will at a time in his Papacy? If yes, he should not be called a saint because a saint is one who always did the will of God. 
     The papacy, like the marriage vow, is for life; because it is a higher form of vow, a religious vow. Look at the vow a Pope takes after he is elected. It is a promise to do the will of God, not for a particular time, but for life, like the vow to seek perfection, like the vow to be holy.     

5. The case of Pope Benedict.
     It is God's will for Joseph Ratzinger to be Pope and there is no expiry date for that. It is for life. For Pope Benedict to stop doing God's will by resigning, is a mortal sin.  Every disobedience to God's will is. There is no way that anyone can prove that God had allowed Pope Benedict to retire from his papacy. Benedict cannot stop doing God's will. And there is absolutely no case in which God ever excused anyone from doing His will until death.
     Pope Benedict knows this. He did not retire from the papacy as shown by his unclear announcement. He had a superior reason for  pretending to retire; we can deal with this more lenghtily in another post. At this moment, Pope Benedict knew God's Will that he be Pope up to this very moment. It is a higher will of God that told him to pretend retirement; and he continues to do God's Will.

6. Working on this assumption on Divine Providence.
     If Pope Benedict is Pope by the Will of God, then he is still Pope, up to the end of his life, by that unchangeable will of God. In which case Francis cannot be Pope. 
     Add to this the violation against Conclave rule committed by many cardinals that invalidated the election of Francis. This invalidated election is unnecessary because of the dogmatic statement on the will of God. The violation of conclave rule is another going against the will of God. And Pope Francis continues to go against the will of God in everything he does or says. 
     All the articles have valid reasons for their stand and we cannot just stay neutral. We are obliged to study the issue and resolve it. It is an obligation under pain of mortal sin because the issue involved is an article of Faith. 

  7. The Philippine bishops are taking the side of Pope Francis as pope. If the doctrine on the will of God on Divine Providence is a doctrine of Faith, which it is,  then the Filipino bishops would be in the state of schism. They should not be bishops otherwise their diocese would be protestant. 
       The discussions are presenting many issues to resolve the issue. The only basis for the resolution of the issue is the doctrine on the 'will of God.' Like in all other issues, everything would be resolved if we ask, 'Is it the Will of God?' Obviously, it is God's Will that Benedict continues his Papacy. And it is not God's will for Francis to be pope. Everybody else should conform to the Will of 
God to go to heaven. This is called the doctrine of Divine Providence.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

THE YOUNG RICH MAN vs ZACCHAEUS. Tuesday of 33rd Weekday in Ordinary Time.

 1. Weak Faith  vs  Perfect Faith.  
     Scriptures shows the apostles, sometimes, weak in Faith. And Christ would rebuke them for it. But after Easter they had strong Faith. 
     The spiritual life consists in the progressive development of Faith from weak to strong. Faith must be perfect so that the soul can have the beginnings of Charity, i.e. the love of God and neighbour. Without perfect Faith, it is impossible to have the beginnings of Charity. Thus Catholic theology insist in Faith accompanied with good works, i.e. Charity.
     On this 33rd Weekday in Ordinary Time, Holy Mother the Church is instructing her children how Perfect Faith looks like. By this time in the Liturgy, Catholics should know how to have perfect Faith or better still they should have perfect Faith. 

   2. Young rich man, 'Veritatis Splendor'
     Pope John Paul II, in his splendid 'Veritatis Splendor' emphasized the importance of the beginnings of supernatural Faith in the parable of the young rich man. To the question; 'what must I do to have everlasting life?' Christ gave the first step towards Faith. This is the first step by which a soul enters the Catholic Church. It is the first Beatitude that makes a soul worthy of everlasting life. 
     The young rich man was an example of a man who had no  Faith. So he did not know how to enter the Catholic Church and Christ gives him the first act of Faith that will enable him to enter. 'Go home, sell all your possessions, give them to the poor and come follow Me.' That is only the first that will enable the man to have Faith as small as a mustard seed. 
     And the Gospel says that the young rich man could not obey this first act of Faith. He had no Faith so he could not follow Christ inside the Catholic Church. 

3. Zacchaeus
    Zacchaeus, on the other hand had the beginnings of supernatural Faith shown by the fact that he wanted to see Christ. The greatness of his Faith was shown that he climbed a Sycamore tree just to see Christ; because he was low in stature, meaning, he had Faith but it was short. So the sins of the world, the crowd,  was blocking his view of Christ. 
     Climbing the Sycamore tree was his growth in humility that enabled him to see Christ. Then we see in him what we did not see in the young rich man. First, he knew what to do to have everlasting life; so he did not have to ask Christ the question; ' what must I do to have everlasting life.' Through Faith, he knew what he must do. 
    Christ answered the young rich man, but he did not have to answer Zacchaeus because he knew the answer. Not only that. Zacchaeus did what was necessary to have everlasting life without being told. Thus, he went home gave up half of his possession to the poor and the other half he paid four times those whom he had defrauded. St. Thomas wrote that he did not really defraud anyone. 
    
4. Note the difference between the young rich man and Zacchaeus. The young rich man did not know the way how to attain everlasting life and when taught could not do it. Zacchaeus knew the way to everlasting life without asking Christ. And did it without being commanded by Christ. And he followed Christ to perfect his Faith. The Gospel states that that day his household was saved. 
  
5. The sign of perfect Faith.
    At the beginning, Zacchaeus had weak Faith like a mustard seed. But with this weak Faith, he knew how to attain everlasting life without being taught by Christ. And he had the grace to be able to obey without being commanded. Faith, small as a mustard seed teaches what are the commands of the New Testament and enables the obedience of those New Testament commands. Both are graces that comes with Faith, even if small as a mustard seed.
    Then Christ invites Himself, to the house of Zacchaeus to perfect his Faith. Zacchaeus used the rest of his possession to hold parties wherewith he invited others to come and hear the Words of Christ. This is good works, the beginning of Charity that assured his salvation......and the salvation of his household 
     What? With the perfect Faith and the beginnings of Charity of one man, his wife, children, servants, labourers, etc...were saved? That is what the Gospel said. 'Salvation came to his household.'
     
6.This is the 'New Evangelization.'
    One soul works to perfect his Faith and obtain the beginnings of Charity wherein he loves God and neighbour, and his wife, children, servants, laborers and whoever belongs to his household will be saved. You don't need the missionaries of mercy of Pope Francis many of whom are sodomites holding high positions in the Vatican and running the latest Bishop's Synod in Rome, as recent news reveal. 

7. Infused knowledge and virtues.
    Where did Zacchaeus get his supernatural knowledge and supernatural strength to obey difficult commands? From infused knowledge and virtue that comes with Faith.  Something the young rich man did not have. 
     Pope Francis and many of the Cardinals and bishops are unlike Zacchaeus in his mustard seed Faith. They are even unlike the young rich man in his no Faith in that the young rich man had, at least, obeyed the 10 commands of God. Pope Francis and his FrancisBishops cannot even obey the 10 commands specially the 6th and 9th commandment. So they are no Zacchaeus, and they are no young rich man, showing they had no Faith.  Nobody should be following them. They are not going towards everlasting life. 
     We have heard the answer of Christ on how to attain everlasting life. The Fathers of the Church suspects that the young rich man eventually made it after a long reflection. But Zacchaeus got it right away together with his household while they were still alive. That is how we should do thing with regard to the salvation of our souls. 

8. Zacchaeus made it even if he had the two greatest impediments.
    He was a publican, the chief, who were great sinners. And he was a rich man, wherewith it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than for him to enter the kingdom of God. Yet he obeyed the first command Christ gave to all those who followed Him; 'go home, sell all, give it to the poor and come follow Me.
    Some members of our hierarchy, beginning with Pope Francis, are living richly making it impossible to talk the narrow road.
     And some of them are worse than publicans, being guilty of sins that cry out to heaven. Are we still wondering why the institutional Church is like this?

9. The true Catholic Church is not the FrancisChurch and not the FrancisBishops. I won't say where it is; because Pope Francis and his FrancisBishops, like the Italian bishops, are all out to destroy the true Church. The latest, the attacks on the Little Sister of Mary after attacking the Franciscans, the attack on 'Summorum Pontificum' of Pope Benedict by the Italian bishops, the attack on Minutella, Burke, Schneider and the author of the 'Dictator Pope', the hunt for Vigano, the suppression of good religious order with 'Cor Orans' and the forcible subjugation of the Chinese Catholics to communist rule......among a few. The internet has a longer list making up 99 pages. No, I didn't make it. 
     Pope Francis and his FrancisBishops cannot even follow the young rich man in obeying all the 10 commandments of God. All the more they cannot follow the example of Zacchaeus who greatly desired to see Christ and upon seeing Him perfected his Faith and practiced the beginnings of Charity..... thus saving his household. 


Monday, November 19, 2018

33rd SUNDAY in Ordinary Time. A TIME UNSURPASSED IN DISTRESS.

 1. The first reading.
     'At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people. It shall be 'a time unsurpassed in distress.' At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book, ' wrote the prophet Daniel. 
     The Liturgy as we approach the Feast of Christ the King, announces the coming of the General Judgment, when Christ will judge all men and end the world with fire.
     Catholics are not interested with the end of the world, nor with the accompanying earthquakes, wars, pestilence, tsunamis as most Protestant sects are interested in. Nor are Catholics interested on the date of the second coming. 
     Catholics are interested on the final test God will give mankind by which each will be judged. To see if they are deserving of everlasting life in heaven or eternal fire in hell. There will be no purgatory. We are interested in the test and how to pass the test. This final test will occur amidst great and unsurpassed distress,  that it will be impossible for most to work out their salvation. Ordinary efforts to pass the test will be insufficient. One will need extraordinary human help and the help from extraordinary graces from God to pass this final test. 

2. The unsurpassed distress.
     What will be the distressful things that will surround this final test? 'That period, after 'trials of every sort', will experience the sun and moon darkened; i.e. those who are supposed to teach the truth and enlightened the souls, like Pope Francis, the cardinals, bishops, priests, catechetical teachers, parents, etc.....will be totally ignorant of the truth and the good. Instead they will be teaching 'darkness,' i.e. heresies and send souls to hell. This is the darkness of the sun and the moon, St. Thomas of Aquinas wrote. 
     'Stars will fall.' The well known preachers of the Catholic Church, like Archbishop Barron, will fall into serious heresies.  While most souls will be totally incompetent in knowing supernatural truths since they are so enmeshed with satisfying the lust of the flesh. 
     With the teachers not knowing what to teach and the pupils not having the proper disposition to learn.....that is, indeed, a distressful situation.  Surround this teacher who have nothing to teach and this pupil who is not disposed to learn...with wars, famine, blarring radios, pornographic videos, pestilence, HIV, drugs, with same sex partners perverting them, and Black Friday advertisements flooding him.......isn't this a distressful situation amidst which working out one's salvation  becomes impossible?
     Add to this the previous Gospel wherewith the present era is filled with the sins of those living  at the time of Noah (i.e. all sins, especially the sin of violence)...and...the sins of those from Sodom and Gomorrah (i.e.  of which half of the bishops in the US and around the world are guilty of.)   
     Add to this the picture of a God who is so angry at the sins of the world that He is ready to kill all men by drowning and by sulphuric fire...... with no righteous man to stop Him except a Pope Francis who is, instead, enraging Him. 
     We are, indeed, in distressful times as described in the Liturgy of the Mass. What is described in the Liturgy of the Mass is happening right now.

3. What is the lesson ?
    'Learn a lesson  from the fig tree. Once the sap of its branches runs high and it begins to sprout leaves, you know that summer is near.' When these distressful signs take place, know that you are undergoing the final test and your final grades are now delivered 'by the door.' The grade that will show whether you go to heaven or to hell. 
     'The heavens and the earth will pass away, but my words will not.' The Words of God wherein He said that adultery is forbidden still holds at this very minute; contrary to what Pope Francis wrote in 'amores letitia' that it is now allowed. The Words of God wherein He said that homosexuality, lesbianism and other sexual perversions still calls to heaven for vengeance; contrary to what Pope Francis and the latest Synod of bishops proposed with Cardinal Tagle dancing to its tune, that encouraged the youth to  be open to such people whose sins cry out to heaven for vengeance. The Words of God that Catholics cannot be communist still holds; contrary to what the Vatican and Cardinal Parolin told the Chinese Catholics that they can co-exist subjected to the Chinese Communist government. The heavens and the earth with Pope Francis, the Vatican  and those FrancisBishops, will pass away. But the words of God that states that adultery, atheism, sexual perversion, indifferentism, Martin Lutherism, Protestantism, the Jewish Synagogue, will bring you to hell....will not. 

4. They are all here.
     The sins of the people at Noah's time are here, in the US in the entire Europe, in Asia and the Middle East. It is all over Africa and the Philippines. The sins of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah are here; these sin are well publicised in the US; but they are everywhere among the bishops of the world. The fig tree are producing new leaves. The spiritual summer is here......'even by the door.' Do we have the perfect Faith and the beginnings of Charity necessary for salvation?

5. The exact day or hour, no one knows it, neither the angels in heaven nor even the Son, but only the Father. Ohhhhhh. Really? St. Thomas of Aquinas said that the Son knows it because he is united to the Father knowing all that the Father knows. The angels know it because they will execute those activities. And all Catholics with perfect Faith and the beginnings of Charity, because they make up the Church will know when 'Christ is coming' when He is 'by the door.'
     Who are those who have no idea what the fig tree is saying? Those who are not inside the Catholic Church. And these are those who think they are Catholics because they are bishops; but who are not, really, Catholics.
      So what is this big scandal that is occurring in the US and which implicates half of the bishops around the world, from Pope Francis, Wuerl, Tobin, Tagle down to the priests Fr. Rosica and James Martin. Clericalism? Homosexuality? Noooooo! This scandal is because these bishops and priests are not Catholics. They are outside the Ark of Noah; and are still in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

WEDNESDAY of the 32nd Weekday of the Year. SODOM AND GOMORRAH.

 1. The Liturgy.
     The Liturgy is approaching the Feast of Christ the King. This Feast reminds us of the General Judgment after which God will destroy the world by fire. 
     Before this General Judgment, those worthy to go to heaven will meet Christ in the air. Those deserving of damnation will remain. Thus the Gospel states; 'two will be in bed, one will be taken, the other will remain.' This shows the division that will occur before the General Judgment.
     The Sundays before Christ the King describes an era when God will give mankind its last great test for all to see if man will be in God's side or on the side of the devil, the world and the flesh. 

2. This era is described as 'the day of great distress' described during the Feast of All Saints day. To enhance this test God will give the devil extra powers to tempt men. 
     Catholics are exhorted by the Liturgy to prepare for this day that he may receive a favorable judgment from God. His interest is not on the 'end times' or on the last judgment but in being prepared to be judged favourably. It is for this reason, that since the beginning of Christendom the Catholics were interested in waiting for this day described as 'the second coming of Christ.' And Catholics repeat this desire at every Mass in the 'Our Father', ' in the hope of His Second Coming.'

3. The Masses just before the Feast of Christ the King give the signs that 'this day of distress' is 'at the door.' That is how close it is. Many have the impression that no one can know the day except the Father in heaven. Really? The Son and the angels do not know tjjt time? They forgot to state that the Father shows believers, not the exact day, but when it is so close that 'it is by the door,' as the Gospel states. 

4. Todays Mass gives two signs that 'the day of distress is by the 'door.' The Gospel enumerates the deluge at the time of Noah and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah at the time of Lot. So what are the two signs? St. Thomas of Aquinas describes the sins during the time of Noah and the sins at the time of Lot.
    During the time of Noah, the people were committing all kinds of sins. As St. James wrote, when one commits a sin, he commits all sins. So the people at the time of Noah were committing all kinds of sins but the predominant sin, as St. Thomas like to say it, was violence. 
     During the time of Lot, the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were committing, also, all kinds of sins. But their predominant sin was Sodomy. 

5. Today, the most  prevalent sins are violence and Sodomy. Violence. We have abortion, murders, wars, terrorism, genocide, kidnappings, euthanasia, etc. And what is the sin that is hugging the headlines at this very moment? Sodomy. The world today has become exactly like the world at the time of Noah and the time of Lot. What else are we waiting for? Well, what do we do not to fall victim to this state of affairs and be saved?
     Noah built an Ark and those destined to be saved entered the Ark. What did Lot do? He took his family, leaving behind all things and left Sodom and Gomorrah and went where God directed him to go. 

6. The necessity of leaving the world, 'fuga mundo.'
    The first Christians had been doing it as a preparation for this day. This way of life became the monastic movement; a way of life for laymen who were seriously seeking to enter the Catholic Church.  
    All the more it must be lived today because we are is this 'day of great distress.' Why must we leave the world filled with the sins of violence and sodomy? To free oneself from these sins, the Saturday Gospel for the 32nd weekday in Ordinary time, states that we must pray unceasingly. It is impossible to do this in the world where violence and sodomy rule. This life of unceasing prayer is only possible in a monastic environment as practiced in the primitive way. No modern monastic order is living this way of life anymore.
     One has to return to the primitive observance of monasticism. The time Noah's family stayed afloat in the Ark is a type of the monastic life. And so was the life of Lot after leaving Sodom and Gomorrah; he went to live in the mountain in a cave. Today, living in a world of violence and sodomy among the hierarchy, we need to do likewise to be able to work out the salvation of our souls.
    

Friday, November 16, 2018

THE WIDOW WITH THE TWO MITES.

 1. The Gospel.
     The Gospel relates Christ in the temple treasury and seeing the wealthy contributing sizeable amount to the temple while a widow offering her last two mites asked; 'whose offering was more pleasing to God?'
     Christ declared the offering of the widow was more pleasing to God because it was all that she had and she gave it all. The Gospel message is not about the amount that was being offered. It was what was offered; her mind and free will, symbolised by the two mites.  

2. Interpretation.
     St. Thomas of Aquinas comments that the two mites represents the two spiritual faculties of man. These are the ones that must be offered to God. The mind is offered to God when the mind is used to concentrate on the truths necessary for the salvation of one's soul. The free will is offered to God when it wills only the good that God wills.
     In other words, the mind must concentrate on the truths that Christ had laid down in the New Testament. And the free will must concentrate on the good that is laid down by Christ. 
     The mind must concentrate on the spiritual truths; while the free will must concentrate on the spiritual goods. These are the two mites offered by the widow that represents the Catholic Church. 

3. The Samaritan Woman and the widow with the two mites.
    An incident relates Christ going by a well where He met a Samaritan Woman who gave Him drink. The Jews and the Samaritans don't get together; and the woman was surprised that Christ, a Jew, asked a drink from her, a Samaritan Woman. Of course, Christ does these things to save souls and teach a lesson. Then Christ teaches her a lesson and said; 'the time will come when true worshippers will worship in spirit and in truth. ' He was foretelling the state of the Church in the future. 
     It is a prophetic message proclaiming the end of the sacrifices in Jerusalem, in the Vatican, in dioceses and parishes;  and the beginning of an age where true worshippers will worship with their minds by concentrating on the truths and the free will by concentrating on the good, thus putting together the story of the Samaritan woman with the widow and her two mites. 
     The time will come when the elaborate liturgical ceremonial, the liturgical abuses worldwide and drab papal masses will be rendered ineffective and impossible due to the lost of Faith among the clergy and other prevailing circumstances, like in China wherewith true worship will only be possible through the free acts of the intellect and the free will. 

4. Source of true worship.
    Christ described who is the 'true worshipper' in these words; 'they will worship in spirit and in truth. The truths are in the mind; the spirit works on the free will. 
     Where will the mind get the truths as its object of worship? From Scriptures that is still available, either in printed form or from memory. And from where will the free will get the good as its object of worship? Also from Scriptures.
     Both must be interpreted by the Fathers of the Church. The interpretation of just one Father of the Church is sufficient. We are living in an age where the most fitting acts of worship will come, not from the Vatican or the basilicas of Europe. But from the caves, forest, and private rooms of Ethiopia, China, North Korea, Syria, Egypt; from the minds and hearts of those persecuted and abandoned by Rome.
     It can be done alone, anywhere. No need for Rome, the Vatican or anybody. Just your minds and your free wills with guidance from Scriptures and just one Father of the Church. No need for invalid Masses or human preachers. 
   
5. In a communist environment.
     Take the example of the Catholic Chinese church. They are living in a repressive atheistic regime. Communism can only impose external or mere human demands. The Catholic Church is over and above those demands. The Catholic Chinese can observe those mere physical or external demands which does not affect the supernatural teachings of Christ to avoid persecution, while observing the supernatural commands of Christ that are meant for the minds and free will. 
     The act of Catholic Faith is an act of the mind; while the act of Charity is an act of the free will. Both are free and cannot be regulated by men or by a communist regime. The Chinese Catholics cannot be repressed by communism. They can be repressed physically by destroying their church; but the communist cannot repress their minds and wills. Thus the Catholics can perfectly practice their Catholic Faith in mind and in spirit. And this age has come upon us. 
     The Catholics in the West are in a worse situation. Because they live in a democratic setting, they are free to choose what is against the truth and against the good proclaimed by Christ. 

6. The Chinese Catholics should obey the external demands of the communist government, so they don't get in trouble. 
     The same government cannot forbid them to obey the commands of Christ because they have no idea what those commands are, the government being atheists. Since the commands of Christ are supernatural and directed to the minds and wills, which are faculties of the soul, which the government cannot control.....the Chinese Catholics should practice their Faith in spirit and in truth, i.e. by perfecting their Faith, an act of the mind;  and having the beginnings of Charity, an act of the free will.
     The Chinese Catholics should have nothing to do with Pope Francis and cardinal Parolin whose instruction are spiritually damaging to the Chinese Catholic Church. The Vatican is more destructive than the Chinese Government. They should follow more Cardinal Zen; but better still 'to be worshippers in spirit and in truth.' 
     The time described by Christ to the Samaritan woman and presented as the widow offering two mites described  by the Liturgy before Christ the King, has arrived today. Christ's message is directed to the Chinese Catholics and all the Catholics of the world. True Catholics worshippers, today, worship in spirit and in truth. They worship with the minds filled with the truth and their free wills filled with the good. Both truths and good was taught by Christ in the New Testament and interpreted by the Fathers of the Church.
     The Chinese Catholics have the advantage that they have the physical prohibition to commit the sin that is devastating the US Church; a prohibition imposed by the communist but encouraged by the US bishops.
     True worshippers may still be found in the Vatican, St. Patrick, Notre Dame, in the hills of Mt. Athos, in the caves of Ethiopia.........but not so much in those  physical places but in the minds and free wills of individuals who are in unceasing prayer.

7. Most do not know how to 'worship in spirit and in truth.' 
     Because nobody is teaching it. The Fathers are teaching it, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas of Aquinas. Pope Francis seems to know absolutely nothing about it, since he is teaching the world to worship the earth. 
     Obviously most worships offered  are mere externals or  from their abundance. Parishes and diocese are concentrated on just beautifying their churches; not beautifying the Mystical Body. And further improvements are on furnitures and adding statues; not adding souls to the Church. 
     The worse are those who offer their sins, like Pope Francis, who have decorated the Church with the most outlandish sins, from adultery to transgederism. Most of the cardinals and bishops are the doing the same.......and expect God to reward them, as they, themselves, reward the sexual perversions of their co-bishops with juicy hierarchical positions so much so that sinners rule the Church today.

8. The nature of the Church.
     The nature of the Church is spiritual. It's God is, also, spiritual. The Church's act of worship should  be spiritual. It had always been that way since the beginning. But at the beginning the spiritual was accompanied by some physical element thus the concept of Liturgy that contains physical sign expressing spiritual realities. 
     But Christ said that eventually true worshippers will worship in spirit and in truth, i.e. the worship will be purely spiritual. And that day has arrived. The visible aspect of the Liturgy can remain; but the spiritual must take precedence. The two mites!

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

TUESDAY. 31st Weekday in Ordinary time. LAST GREAT BANQUET.

 1. Great parties.
     The kingdom of God is like a great party. This is the Catholic Church that is portrayed in many different images, like vineyards, parties, etc. 
     God had been inviting mankind to attend this feasts, from the beginning of the history of man, from Adam and Eve up to the present. But this parties cannot go on forever. 
     The party is a test for man; whether he will attend and be saved. Or refuse the invitation and be damned. All of these invitations had been laid down through the Liturgical year celebrations. But as we approach the Feast of Christ the King, the General Judgment, the Liturgy begins to portray the last party beginning with Tuesday of the 31st  Weekday in Ordinary time.

2. The 31st Weekday in Ordinary Time.
     This weekday begun to describe the participants in this last party. First, those invited must behave with great humility. They must chose the last places but if asked to go higher, they must go higher. Secondly, those assigned to hold the party must invite those who cannot invite them in return. Really, only God can invite souls to heaven. 

3. The Gospels on the last party.
     'A certain man made a great supper and bade many. And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, come; for all things are now ready.' God, through His Son, instituted a Church and invited many. Sending His preachers before; and now that the final party is ready, at supper time describing the time of the last general judgment,  reminded those invited from the beginning to come 'for all things are now ready.' Before, only the invitation was given, but the wedding was not yet scheduled.  But now the wedding of the Church to Christ is ready and those invited before are reminded that it is time to come. 
     But those previously invited through the centuries made excuses. One, because he had bought a piece of ground and have to go and see it. St. Thomas wrote that these are people who have heard the Words of God inviting men to save their souls but excused themselves because they want to try living in and by the world; to be involved in politics, social issues, business, etc...And excused themselves from working their salvation.
     Another previously invited made excuses that he had just bought five yoke of oxen and he had to prove it. St. Thomas wrote that these five oxens are the five senses. And the excuse is that they would want to stay in the world and enjoy satisfying their five senses which is against the Act of fasting necessary in Christian living, So they excused themselves from working for the salvation of their souls. 
     Another who had been invited through hearing the teachings of Christ said, 'I have married a wife and, therefore I cannot come. There is nothing wrong with marriage. St. Augustine, in his treatise 'The Good of marriage,' wrote how marriage is one of the great helps in the sanctification of the souls of the entire family. But these people want to use marriage to enjoy sensual pleasure that is not consonant to Christian spirituality. So he declined working to save the souls of his entire family in their desire for this physical pleasures. They did not enter. 

4. The Lord received the refusals and got angry. 
     The Lord, in His anger, did two things. First, he sent his servants to go to the streets and lanes of the city and bring in hither the poor and the maimed and the halt and the blind. The servants did this and there was still room. So the Lord sent them into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in that the hall may be filled. 
     Secondly. in His anger He decided that none of those men who were bidden shall taste of His supper. The Jews who were first invited but who did not come, the Catholics who were invited after the Jews but, also, did not come. Pope Francis, the cardinals, bishops, priests, nuns, brothers and laymen who would rather live by the post Vatican II Protestant Church who did not come. The pagans and the rest of the world to whom Scriptures is available but did not study it. None of them will taste the Supper of the Lord in heaven.

5. Who will be invited.
     The evangelisation and missiology used in inviting those who have rejected the invitation will no longer be used today. The Congregation on evangelisation, what is learned in seminaries and theological schools, what is taught in cathecetics cannot be used anymore. There will only be one way of converting souls. 
     God, still using His servants, will 'compel' souls to fill the banquet hall.
     Who are those from the streets, lanes of the city, the poor, maimed, the halt and the blind. And who are those from the highways and hedges Who God 'compelled' to enter the Church?
     These are those who have never heard the words of God. Or they have heard it but never understood the words of god. Both of them, however, humbly admit that they do not know how to go to heaven in humility.  They have a great desire to know god's way and shows it in many ways.  In great humility they admit they are ignorant and show their great desire for knowledge. 
     These will be 'compelled' in that God, by His Divine intervention, will show them the attractiveness and goodness of His Church that these souls will be, as if, 'compelled' to enter and fill up the banquet hall. 
       They will not be converted in the usual way nor in the heretical way  Pope Francis have instructed his missionaries of mercy to do.
     When God sees these souls, He will directly instruct them. This is divine intervention.  There will be no other form in which god will convert souls. They will be the cream of a new catholic church; as described in the gospel. 
      

Monday, November 05, 2018

31st SUNDAY in Ordinary time. WHICH IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT.

 1. The Scribes asked Jesus.
     The religious leaders in Jerusalem had memorised many commands from Moses. They were confused on which was the most important commandment obedience to which is equivalent to obeying all the commands. 
     Even in the New Testament, St. James noted that perfect obedience to the most important command of Christ is equivalent to obeying all the commands of Christ. This, of course, would assure one's salvation. 
     It, also, works the other way around. Disobedience to one command is equivalent to disobedience to all the commands of Christ and will be reason for one's damnation. The safest is to obey all the commands. Though obedience to the most important command will assure one's salvation, since the most important command will include within itself obedience to all the commands of Christ. All the commands are interconnected to one another in the spirit of Charity. So the most important command must be a command of Charity.

2. Christ's answer. 
     Christ's answer was compose of an act of the intellect and an act of the free will. The act of the intellect is; 'the Lord our God is Lord alone.' Meaning, there is no other God but the God alone as described by Divine Revelation. This is an act of Faith. 
     Those who believe that there are many other gods, like all the pagans, are sinning against this most important command. Even the Protestant are sinning because their image of God and of Jesus Christ is not as described in Scriptures. And Pope Francis disobeys this command in that he states that all religions are equal, that it is possible to have a one world religion and his god is the weird god of nature. 
     The act of the free will is; ' you shall love the Lord your God,
     with all your heart.
     with all your soul,  
     with all your mind,
     with all your strength.
     Christ enumerates here the faculties of man which he shares with the plants, the animals, his nature as man and the ability of the angels who can love a supernatural God. 

3. The second command.
     Then the second command that is akin to the first is to love your neighbour with the same kind of love you have for God and for yourself. There is only one kind of love and that is Charity. This is the love one must have for God, for oneself, for neighbour and for enemy. Christ states that this second is similar to the first in that he who loves his neighbour loves God and vice versa. 

4. St. Thomas of Aquinas states that nobody can learn nor obey this command, well advanced in the Liturgy, without the grace of God. The seminary or theological school is no help. Only grace.  This grace can only be obtained through unceasing prayer. 
     With the post conciliar reduction of all forms of prayer, it has become impossible, today, for many to engage in unceasing prayer. Obviously Pope Francis, the cardinals, bishops, priests and laymen have no time, not only for unceasing prayer; but they do not know how to pray as Christ taught. Their obedience to this greatest command becomes impossible. But this is Charity, the theological virtue needed for salvation. So we have a situation where very few are being saved. 

5. Proof of ignorance. 
    Right now, how many understand what it means to love God with all their heart, with all their soul, with all their mind and with all their strength? Add to this, to obey such a command is impossible for many. The defect is not in the inability to understand the concept. The defect is in the lack of grace which God gives only to those who have the perfection of Faith. 
     Even the apostles who were living with Christ, often could not understand His teachings due to their lack of Faith. Imagine the situation today where there is a decay or crisis of Faith. 

6. Personal remedy.
    We are living in an age where God demands that each one take care of himself. Each one must go to the sources of Faith and make their own personal act of Faith and Charity. The sources are Divine Revelation and the Tradition of the fathers and doctors of the Church coupled with unceasing prayer as taught by Jesus Christ. We have reached that age that Christ described to the Samaritan Woman; 'the time will come that true worshipper will worship in spirit and in truth.' True worshipper will worship with their intellects and free will as described above. They will fill their intellects with the teachings of Christ as taken from Divine Revelation. Then, they will obey those teachings as interpreted by the Fathers of the Church. The former is an act of Faith; the latter is the act of Charity. Both makes up obedience to the greatest command of Christ.