Seeking Clarity

Some encouraging news from Sandro Magister; not the false “happy news” that prevails in some quarters, but a solid development which shows that intelligent, effective affirmation of the faith is strengthening and  resistance is growing to the  Lavender agenda of the occupiers.

In today’s post, (Here) Magister covers the conference given by six well-known, respected lay scholars from as many different countries to bring Catholic clarity to the diabolical confusion of Amoris Laetitia.  The scholars are:

Anna Silvas from Australia, Claudio Pierantonio of Chile,  Jürgen Liminski from Germany,  Douglas Farrow from Canada,  Jean Paul Messina from Cameroon,  Thibaud Collin from France.  And one after the other, over the span of one day took stock of the crisis that the document of Pope Francis has produced in the Church, one year after its publication.

Magister offers the complete text of these important talks, so trust you will find the article useful.

I will post more as I am able, but recovery is slow.

Thank you all for your prayers and concern, and for continuing to visit the site, despite the paucity of posts. All are in my prayers,

~ evensong

St. Hermenegild, 2017

“You are a slave of the devil because you have a false faith, you’re not Catholic! And I will not receive Holy Communion from sacrilegious hands!”

The Triumph of St. Hermenegild, Martyr for the Faith
The Triumph of St. Hermenegild, Martyr for the Faith

 

Tomorrow, April 13, is the feast of day of St. Hermenegild and so we offer an updated tribute to this young saint who stood up against heresy, even the heresy of his own father. His example teaches us much about the current crisis.

St. Hermenegild was a Visigoth Prince martyred for the faith in 585. He was put to death by his own father, the Arian King Leovigild for holding firm to the Catholic faith. His father cast him into a dungeon and after several months, sent an Arian Bishop to him on Easter Sunday to offer him a pardon if he would accept Communion from him. By his firm refusal to yield his faith to heresy, even to his father’s heresy, he earned a martyr’s crown. His story has a particular relevance to this unique and tragic time in the Church.

A few years ago, Bishop Tissier de Mallerais gave a sermon on St. Hermenegild:

“I spoke this morning to the children about Saint Hermenegild. He was a young martyr, seventeen years old, who lived in the sixth century. He was Catholic, but his father was a heretic, an Arian. He was supposed to inherit the throne of Spain, but his father, furious that his son was a Catholic, forbade him the throne and sentenced him to prison.

“Hermenegild – whom we celebrate on April 13th, was in prison for several months as Easter approached. He wanted to receive Communion, Holy Communion for Easter. His father was thinking the same thing and sent him a bishop carrying Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament! What a joy for Hermenegild to be able to make his Easter communion! Except that when the bishop entered the prison cell, he presented himself thus: “I am the Bishop of Huesca, I am an Arian and I bring you Holy Communion!” “I am Arian,” that is to say “I am a heretic, I’m not Catholic.”

“It was a bishop who was not Catholic, dear faithful, who brought Holy Communion to Hermenegild. What did Hermenegild do? What would you have done in his place? Would you still have accepted to receive Holy Communion? In order to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, is it not worth making some compromises, receiving even from unworthy hands the Lord Jesus? This bishop celebrated Mass validly though he did not believe that Jesus is God, because that was the Arian religion. He did not even believe that Jesus was God! But we do think he could validly celebrate Mass and he was bringing Jesus in the Eucharist!

“Well, in the twinkling of an eye, inspired by one of the gifts of the Holy Ghost – whom we are celebrating today − the gift of Counsel, he said: “No. I will not receive communion from your sacrilegious hands! As for me, I am in chains but I am free to work my salvation. You, my lord, are free but you are a slave of the devil because you have a false faith, you’re not Catholic! And I will not receive Holy Communion from sacrilegious hands!”

“What an example for us, my dear faithful! All the beautiful gifts coming from Rome, we are not prepared to accept them without examination, without considering the circumstances in which this gift would be made. We demand to be able to maintain our public and entire profession of the Catholic Faith. We cannot receive poisoned gifts that would condemn us to compromise with Modernism. This is the example of Saint Hermenegild, inspired by the Holy Ghost.”

When the Arian heresy swept throughout Christendom, and nearly destroyed the Church, the remnant remained steadfast, even to martyrdom and their prayers and sacrifices eventually achieved the extirpation of the evil heresy of Arianism.

Modernism, the synthesis of all heresies is the current counterpart to the ancient evil of Arianism; and now under the grim assault of our arch-modernist pope, we are facing an even greater threat to the faith in his promotion of relativism and situation ethics in a magisterial document. Unlike past times, today’s Church is not only beset by a pernicious heresy, it is permeated with a debilitating corruption in both the laity and the consecrated life. Now, the Church is so constituted that those who are blessed with the faith are charged with helping those who are failing in their faith.

Therefore, we are responsible for our wayward priests, prelates and even our Pope. We owe them our prayers and penances, but we also owe them the truth. We are responsible for recalling to the faith those who have fallen into error.

With his recent Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, our Pope has achieved what was previously unthinkable: he has introduced heresy into a magisterial document, against the clear and firm teaching of the Faith proclaimed by Our Lord Jesus Christ and the constant teaching and practice of the faith for over 2,000 years. And the silence of our brave “Princes of the Church” is stunning! Who will defend the Bride of Christ?

Update: And now what are we to think of the Vatican’s latest ploy, to extend to the priests of the Society of St. Pius X the “right” to perform licit marriages under the auspices of a Novus Ordo priest? What would St. Athanasius have thought if a Pope of his time offered him the “concession” of having an Arian priest preside at his sacraments?

We are fast approaching a time, when after our prayers and penances, after our remonstrations, we must do as St. Hermenegild did. Soon,  we may have to say with Athanasius, “They have the churches, but we have the faith.” With the Holy Family, we may yet have to withdraw to the desert, until this onslaught of heresy plays out and God once again restores the Church.

St. Joseph was forced to take his Family and leave the visible structure of his faith in order to save the faith. Let us pray to him, as Guardian of the Holy Family and Protector of the Church to protect us now from those in our own hierarchy who seek to destroy the Faith and murder souls in the name of a perversion of mercy.

“[14] Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? [15] And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?

[16] And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. [17] Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: [18] And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Cor, 6, 14-18)

 

  Remember, Pray the Rosary and confound the devil and those who serve him.

  Queen of the Holy Rosary, crush the head of satan and restore the Church!

  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us, Thy Kingdom come!

  St. Joseph, protect our families, protect our priests!

  St. Pius X pray for us and for our priests!

 

Thank you all for your kind wishes and most of all, for your prayers.

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

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The Sixth Angel

“One woe is past, and behold there come yet two woes more hereafter. And the sixth angel sounded the trumpet:”

[13] … and I heard a voice from the four horns of the great altar, which is before the eyes of God, [14] Saying to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet: Loose the four angels, who are bound in the great river Euphrates. [15] And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year: for to kill the third part of men.

[16] And the number of the army of horsemen was twenty thousand times ten thousand. And I heard the number of them. [17] And thus I saw the horses in the vision: and they that sat on them, had breastplates of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone, and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions: and from their mouths proceeded fire, and smoke, and brimstone. [18] And by these three plagues was slain the third part of men, by the fire and by the smoke and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. [19] For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails. For, their tails are like to serpents, and have heads: and with them they hurt. [20] And the rest of the men, who were not slain by these plagues, did not do penance from the works of their hands, that they should not adore devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and wood, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

[21] Neither did they penance from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their fornication, nor from their thefts. (Apocalypse Chapter 9, verses 13-21)

With the Sixth Angel’s Trumpet, we are introduced to the most severe chastisement so far. St. John himself seems to expect disbelief at the vastness of it, for when he announces that the army of horsemen numbers “20,000 times 10,000”, that is, 200,000,000, he quickly asserts, “And I heard the number of them”, thus confirming this number is from the Holy Ghost, and not his own conjecture.

Sculpture in Vatican Hall portraying the Conciliar/ Modernist Vision of their anti-Church.

The Great Altar is Christ our Savior,  and it is He who who commands the four fallen angels be released. That these angels are fallen is clear because they have been bound. That Jesus is allowing them to be free is evidence of His justice, which has been so long mocked with false mercy of hypocrites. The Great Altar emphasises Christ’s perfect sacrifice for us on Calvary and in the true Mass. This vision is directly related to the abuses of the Mass, such as stripping it of its sacrificial nature, and the abuses of the faith, carried out by the leaders of the Church, those who are most called to protect, promote and defend the Faith.

Note:   Although Fr. H.B. Kramer believed the Great Altar to refer to the religious orders, the passage of time has proved that this is not the case. The once-great orders have succumbed to the withering “Springtime” of Vatican II.  Therefore,  Fr. Berry’s understanding that the Great Altar refers to Our Savior and His Sacrifice of the Mass is the correct interpretation. Both Kramer and Berry believed the Fallen Star to have been Martin Luther; but now we see that Bergoglio’s Reformation within the Church far surpasses Luther’s, which initially occurred without the institutional Church.

Indeed, the Bergoglian Reformation actually began with the disobedient Popes such as John XXIII, Paul VI and by now has reached its apotheosis in  Pope  Francis who has superseded by far the heresies spawned by Luther, and brought heresy and apostasy into the very heights of the Church.

And so, at the behest of the Voice from the Great Altar, the four angels from beneath the Euphrates are loosed upon mankind. As we have remarked before, four is a number of universality, and indicates how extensive this woe will be. Father Sylvester Berry believes these four angels may be the same four angels of Chapter 7, “to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea” and who were commanded not to hurt the earth, the sea or the trees until the servants of God were signed on their foreheads. (Apoc. 7, 2-3). I will expand on this later, if able.

Fr. Berry remarks that the increasing severity of chastisements corresponds with the increase of iniquity. These accelerating woes portend the nearness of the coming of the Antichrist. This woe is announced for a very definite time, i.e., “an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year”, thus emphasising that the precise day and hour is determined by God alone. And the task? “For to kill the third part of men.”

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The Centenary of Fatima and the Passion of the Church

Father Malachi Martin was bound, unfairly he believed, but nevertheless bound by an oath against revealing the Third Secret, or more properly, the third portion of the Secret of Fatima. But this chafed him so that he increasingly indicated insights into the secret’s meaning as time went by and the devil’s own chaos increased in the Church. It must have been a terrible burden to know that if only he were able to speak out, so many souls might have repented and been saved! But Father took solace in obedience, knowing as he did that it was by way of the arrogant disobedience of Popes that this assault from hell came about.

And so, even though bound by his oath, Father allowed certain insights. If we review all the hints he gave us in his books and interviews, they fall into a pattern roughly consisting of three portions,

  1. A physical chastisement
  2. A spiritual chastisement
  3. The action of Russia in both chastisements.

Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité  also believed that Russia was the key player in both the physical and spiritual events of the chastisement. Additionally,  Frère Michel stressed that the physical chastisements began with the Second World War and since Russia has not been consecrated properly – and thus cannot be exorcised of Satanic control – the ongoing war will only continue, eventually enveloping the entire world with one horrific conflagration of intense terror. The force behind this will of course, be Russia, or more precisely, satanic marxism.

Satanic marxism is also behind the spiritual chastisement which continues apace until the Church is eventually reduced to a very small  and seemingly impotent remnant. There should be little doubt that Pope Francis is a satanic marxist and is the Pope that Father Malachi Martin alluded to as the last pope of this era and who would be under the control of Satan. It has been said before that the Age of Apostasy began with Martin Luther and will end with Luther’s own Pope. That would appear to be Francis.  St. Hildegard has told us what to expect of this pope and Blessed Elizabeth Canori Mora has also warned us of what is to come.

In a previous post we quoted Antonio Socci’s account of Pope Benedict’s revelation at Fatima in 2010:

But a resounding explicit confirmation came from Benedict XVI himself, who, during an unexpected pilgrimage to Fatima on May 13, 2010, affirmed: “He deceives himself who thinks that the prophetic mission of Fatima is concluded.”

He added: “there are indicated future realities of the Church which little by little are manifesting themselves… and therefore it is the sufferings of the Church which are announced.”

But could such prophecies be found in that text [of the vision]?

These two phrases of the Pope in that discourse at Fatima prompt reflection:

“Man has the power to unleash a cycle of death and terror, but he is not able to stop it.” And then: “The faith in vast regions of the earth risks being extinguished, like a flame without fuel.”

From these words of Pope Benedict one discerns, therefore, that there is truly something else in the Third Secret and that it is dramatic for the world and the Church. The volume in fact draws from the letters of Sister Lucia and from the unpublished diary “My Way.” Impressive among things previously unpublished, is the account of how Sister Lucy overcame the terror that prevented her from writing down the Third Secret.

The Unpublished Account

At around 4 p.m. on January 3, 1944, in the chapel of the convent, before the Tabernacle, Lucia asked Jesus to make known His will: “I then felt a friendly hand, maternal and affectionate, touch my shoulder.”

And the Mother of God said to her: “be at peace, and write what I have commanded you, but not, however, that which has been given to you to understand its meaning,” intending to allude to the meaning of the vision which the Virgin herself had revealed.

Immediately afterward, said Sister Lucia, “I felt my spirit inundated by a mystery of light that is God and in Him I saw and heard: the point of a lance like a flame that is detached, touches the axis of the earth, and it trembles: mountains, cities, towns and villages with their inhabitants are buried. The sea, the rivers, the clouds, exceed their boundaries, inundating and dragging with them, in a vortex, houses and people in a number that cannot be counted. It is the purification of the world from the sin in which it is immersed. Hatred, ambition, provoke the destructive war.

After I felt my racing heart, in my spirit a soft voice said: ‘In time, one faith, one baptism, one Church, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic. In eternity, Heaven!’ This word ‘Heaven’ filled my heart with peace and happiness in such a way that, almost without being aware of it, I kept repeating to myself for a long time: Heaven, Heaven.” (Antonio Socci)

From this came the strength to write the Third Secret. …

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Blaspheming Christ

Essential reading in order to prepare for tomorrow’s post. From the excellent Sandro Magister, offered without comment, but with added emphasis. Please read prayerfully.

The following are excerpts, for the whole article please see:

Marriage and Divorce. The General of the Jesuits: “Jesus Too Must Be Reinterpreted”

 

Incredible but true. In the eighth chapter of “Amoris Laetitia,” the most heated and controversial, the one in which Pope Francis seems to “open up” to remarriage while the previous spouse is still alive, there is no citation at all of the words of Jesus on marriage and divorce, presented primarily in chapter 19 of the Gospel according to Matthew:

«Pharisees came up to Him and tested Him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one’? So they are no longer two but one. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.” They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?” He said to them, “For your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries a divorced woman, commits adultery.”»

It is an astonishing omission. Also striking are two other moments of silence from Francis, on the same question.

The first took place on October 4, 2015. It was the Sunday of the beginning of the second and final session of the synod on the family. And on that very day, in all the Catholic churches of the Latin rite, at Mass, the Gospel passage read was from Mark (10:2-9), parallel to the one in Matthew 19:2-12.

At the Angelus, the pope avoided any reference to that passage of the Gospel, in spite of its extraordinary pertinence to the questions discussed at the synod.

And the same thing happened last February 12, with another similar passage from the Gospel of Matthew (5:11-12) read at Mass in all the churches. This time as well, at the Angelus, Francis avoided citing and commenting on it.

Why such adamant silence from the pope on words of Jesus that are so unequivocal?

One clue toward a response is in the interview that the new superior general of the Society of Jesus, the Venezuelan Arturo Sosa Abascal, very close to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has given to the Swiss vaticanista Giuseppe Rusconi for the blog Rossoporpora and for the “Giornale del Popolo” of Lugano.

Here are the passages most relevant to the case. Any commentary would be superfluous.

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Q: Cardinal Gerhard L. Műller, prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, has said with regard to marriage that the words of Jesus are very clear and “no power in heaven and on earth, neither an angel nor the pope, neither a council nor a law of the bishops has the faculty to modify them.”

A: So then, there would have to be a lot of reflection on what Jesus really said. At that time, no one had a recorder to take down his words. What is known is that the words of Jesus must be contextualized, they are expressed in a language, in a specific setting, they are addressed to someone in particular.

Q: But if all the words of Jesus must be examined and brought back to their historical context, they do not have an absolute value.

A: Over the last century in the Church there has been a great blossoming of studies that seek to understand exactly what Jesus meant to say… That is not relativism, but attests that the word is relative, the Gospel is written by human beings, it is accepted by the Church which is made up of human persons… So it is true that no one can change the word of Jesus, but one must know what it was!

Q: Is it also possible to question the statement in Matthew 19:3-6: “What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder”?

A: I go along with what Pope Francis says. One does not bring into doubt, one brings into discernment. . .

Q: But discernment is evaluation, it is choosing among different options. There is no longer an obligation to follow just one interpretation. . .

A: No, the obligation is still there, but to follow the result of discernment.

Q: However, the final decision is based on a judgment relative to different hypotheses. So it also takes into consideration the hypothesis that the phrase “let man not put asunder…” is not exactly as it appears. In short, it brings the word of Jesus into doubt.

A: Not the word of Jesus, but the word of Jesus as we have interpreted it. Discernment does not select among different hypotheses but listens to the Holy Spirit, who – as Jesus has promised – helps us to understand the signs of God’s presence in human history.

Q: But discern how?

A: Pope Francis does discernment following St. Ignatius, like the whole Society of Jesus: one has to seek and find, St. Ignatius said, the will of God. It is not a frivolous search. Discernment leads to a decision: one must not only evaluate, but decide.

Q: And who must decide?

A: The Church has always reiterated the priority of personal conscience. (Sic!)

Q: So if conscience, after discernment, tells me that I can receive communion even if the norm does not provide for it…

A: The Church has developed over the centuries, it is not a piece of reinforced concrete. It was born, it has learned, it has changed. This is why the ecumenical councils are held, to try to bring developments of doctrine into focus. Doctrine is a word that I don’t like very much, it brings with it the image of the hardness of stone. Instead the human reality is much more nuanced, it is never black or white, it is in continual development.

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Sandro Magister has much more at his page, please do read it and pray!

Readers, I said that I would not comment, but realize that I must say this: This Jesuit dissembler misleads when he affirms that “The Church has always reiterated the priority of personal conscience.” He obviously mistakes the Bergoglian Lutheran Church for the true Church established by our Lord Jesus Christ.

For more information on this Jesuit marxist, see SSPX article here.

  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

 Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!

  St. Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family, protect our families, protect our priests!

  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

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Is it clear yet?

Update on Feb 3, 2017: Since this entry was posted, Dr. Roberto de Mattei has written an excellent article for Rorate Caeli, wherein he discusses the brutal disregard of the Pope even for international law and concludes:

“The wish of Bp. Bernard Fellay to regularize the canonical position of the Society of St. Pius X with an agreement that nothing will undermine the identity of his institute is certainly commendable, but the question arises: Is it opportune to be placed under the legal umbrella of Rome in the very moment when the law is being ignored, or worse yet, being used as a means to crack down on those who want to remain faithful to Catholic faith and morals?”
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Jan 30 2017:
The past few posts were an attempt to provide some context with which to view the current – and soon to come – events in the Church. It is not an easy task, as no mere human being can hope to withstand the ferocious violence with which the faithful are attacked daily by this beast. I am certainly no match for this!

This morning’s post from Sandro Magister tells us, “The decapitation inflicted by Pope Francis on the Order of Malta is therefore twofold. Because what is falling is not only the head of Grand Master Festing, but also, de facto, that of cardinal patron Raymond Leo Burke.” I wonder if that is clear enough for the paid professional Catholics who constantly twitter about how Francis needs to “clarify” the meaning of Amoris Laetitia.

Is it clear yet?

Magister’s article refers us to Edward Pentin’s most excellent series chronicling the tragedy. In particular, note Pentin’s most recent wherein he hints at the truth: Speaking of Boeselager and the three associates of his on the Papal Commission, Pentin states, “The three and Boeselager have also been involved in a $118 million bequest to the Order held in a Swiss trust. ”

Readers, keep in mind St. John’s words, “For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (I John, 2,16). Do you understand? Satan, within the Church: The Pride of Life which is of the world is the heresy of modernism in its myriad forms, Concupiscence of the Flesh is the perverted lusts of the St. Gallen/Lavender Mafia and their vulgar representative, and the Concupiscence of the Eyes is the insatiable greed for money and power that has infected the Vatican for well over a century now.

To put it more plainly, it is about money, perverted lust and perverted dogma.

In many previous posts I have warned that the Mass will be taken from us. Bishop Fellay, bless his heart is taking great strides to accomplish just this. And the same forces we just identified are behind the good Bishop’s capitulation. And when he has succeeded, there will soon be an end to the true Mass throughout the world.  [My comment to clarify. I have always had great affection and admiration for Bishop Fellay. I believe him to be an extraordinarily good and holy man. But I also believe that for some reason, he has chosen to pursue a very dangerous course in this matter. Pope Francis has repeatedly demonstrated his willingness to disregard rules in order to destroy anything he sees as an obstruction to his remaking of the Church. It is no use to tell me that “the Pope cannot do that to the Society” or that if the Pope moves against the Society, “there will be an outcry.” There has been “an outcry” over the Pope’s heterodox Amoris Laetitia and it has not even slowed this Pope down. Far from it, he has now attacked Cardinal Burke and has brutally moved against the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta. Just for the record, the Pope has no right to take over the Knights this way.Yet he is doing it.

Lifesite News reported:

“…As the Order of Malta is a sovereign entity, the pope asking its leader to resign was extremely unusual. Catholic University of America canon law professor Kurt Matens said what Pope Francis did “amounts to de facto annexation” and is a “serious violation of international law.”

Pope Francis declared all of Festing’s recent acts “null and void,” including Boeselager’s removal.

This Pope cares not a fig for what is right or wrong. If the Society enters into any agreement with this Pope, they can expect to be treated as others have been and are still being treated.

Pope Francis is not in any way a man of integrity. he will not keep his word. His goal here is to silence the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. That is what is at stake. I would not normally become so strident but I believe there is a clear and present danger posed by Pope Francis. I am speaking because I believe with every fiber of my being that Archbishop Lefebvre’s beautiful work will be endangered if the Society approaches Rome under its current management. I do not doubt that Bishop Fellay’s intentions are excellent and that he is much holier and wiser than most and perhaps it is the Holy Ghost guiding him. But I cannot stand by and not even speak my convictions, which are full of foreboding in this matter.]

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By all means, let us tweet

A reader recently forwarded one of those circular email blog posts that make the rounds these days. The following response is definitely not an attack on the person(s) who wrote it. It is an attempt to respond to the secularized faith behind it. The crisis in the Church is the result of the disobedience of the Popes (and the hierarchy) to the message of the Mother of God at Fatima. Thus, it is above all, a spiritual crisis and any effective response must be based on obedience to Mary’s requests, not indifferent to them.

Today, wherever the Catholic faith still exists, there is a class of paid professional Catholics, that is, those who earn a living interpreting events in the Church and in the world from a Catholic perspective and passing their wisdom along to the rest of us, presumably to aid us as we strive to serve God and save our souls. And so I read the following quotes and responded.

The article urged readers to “use every means of social communication” to prod the pope to respond to the Dubia. It also stated that, “… precisely because the pope has not spoken, the Church is facing a crisis”, and “we have to keep asking the pope to clarify what he means, and in the meantime share our own opinion about AL in whatever mediums are available to us.

Maybe it was because I was exhausted, it was 2 am and I was late for Matins, but reading it caused me to respond in an acerbic manner that really was uncharitable. I apologise for those remarks and have toned the following down a bit.

My first thought on reading the email article was, “Oh! If only everyone would just tweet their own opinions on Amoris Laetitia, we could finally clear up  this smoke of satan! ” I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Then, the writer’s insistence that Pope Francis “has not spoken” struck me. Readers, Pope Francis has spoken. Over. and. over. and. over.  Why cannot these leading Catholic professionals see the big, modernist elephant in the room?

Make a mess!

And yet, Pope Francis has done nothing more than continue the trajectory set by the Second Vatican Council. And that disastrous Council simply fulfilled the warning of the Mother of God in her message at Fatima.

Many Catholics today cannot help their confusion. It is the completely logical withdrawal of God’s grace which happens when one falls away from friendship with God. We do that when we disobey Him. When the popes failed to obey, beginning with Pius XI, grace began ebbing away from the Church, By John XXIII’s pontificate, it was much clearer, just as Sister Lucia foretold. Pope John XXIII has the distinction of being the first pope to openly, publicly defy the Blessed Virgin Mary and also her Son!

“… except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.(Luke 13, 5)

The disobedience of the Popes and the vast majority of the Catholic hierarchy caused the spiritual chastisement, but it is deepened, and grace continues to ebb insofar as rank and file Catholics refuse to respond to this deep spiritual crisis with the appropriate reparation. God has given us an absolutely horrid spiritual chastisement and yet most Catholics are indifferent to the spiritual basis of the crisis. They have become secularized. With the loss of grace, ebbs the faith…

And so, the world is spinning on its merry way, murdering helpless babies and trafficking in their body parts, “mercifully” ending the lives of the elderly and ill and soon, anyone who is not politically correct or is deemed unproductive, and institutionalizing sodomy and child abuse with the new Bergoglian Reformed Church leading the way.

And what are our professional Catholic leaders telling us? They offer us the deep spiritual weapons of social media. Use Twitter, Facebook, email and any other means at your disposal to “share your opinion”. What do you think? Would John the Baptist instead of warning us,  “Repent, the Kingdom of God is at hand”,  text us, “Get out there and Tweet! Your very souls depend on it! ” St. Paul, were he here today, would he email urgent epistles warning the faithful that unless they spread their own opinions far and wide, their souls were in danger?

Our Catholic hierarchy, as I have often remarked, is in a spiritual darkness today because of the disobedience of the popes in the last century, which has vastly accelerated because of their own disobedience. The truth about Our Lady’s requests at Fatima is available to them, but they reject it because of  their modernist mindset that “Fatima is a private revelation”. They simply refuse to obey and so they continue to bumble about, never quite effective in their feeble attempts to address the auto-demolition of the faith.

“… except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.

As an example, I offer Cardinal Burke, the hero of the Dubia. A good man, he urged faithful Catholics to  “storm heaven” by joining with him once a month in the Mass and the Rosary to pray for hope and guidance out of the Church’s current “confusion.” And this is done in the name of Fatima! Note, not the First Saturdays of Reparation that Our Lady asked for, no, not at all. But first days. Tragic.

Please pray and offer penance that faithful Catholics will wake up and grasp the fact that the solution is as simple as obeying Our Lady of Fatima, following her commands in humility and obedience, not following her “in our own way”! It is futile to continue to “use social media” to combat this. In anticipation of the usual comments, I am not opposed to social media, however you must know the truth that our hierarchy and well paid Catholic talking heads ignore: “… except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.(Luke 13, 5)

Those who assume that they can dispel the smoke of satan by any activity whatsoever that is not based firmly upon obedience to the Mother of God in her revelations to Sister Lucia are tragically mistaken.

With every act of indifference or outright disobedience to the command of God through the Blessed Virgin Mary, grace is ebbing away from this sad, tired world. The darkness deepens and in this confusion, we too can become disheartened; but look, there is One Who always welcomes us, He has adopted us and now we call His Mother ours. Come, take up your rosary and join us …

Please, more than ever, pray the Rosary and confound satan and those who serve him.

“… except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.(Luke 13, 5)

“If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts..” (Psalm 94, from Matins, Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

 

~ evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

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Cardinal Caffara

In an interesting development, one of the Cardinals who signed the Dubia, Cardinal Caffara has spoken out in an extensive interview published on Saturday in the Italian newspaper “Il Foglio”. Thanks to Sandro Magister at Settimo Cielo for the following excerpts, which are translated by Matthew Sherry:

CAFFARRA: “WHY WE WROTE TO THE POPE”

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We cardinals have the grave duty of advising the pope in the governance of the Church. It is a duty, and duties are obligatory.

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Novena to the Holy Ghost, Updated

UPDATE as of 19 November, 2016: Others are covering the recent scandalous response of Pope Bergoglio to the Dubia presented by the four faithful Cardinals two months ago. It appears that instead of responding in a papal manner as the Vicar of Christ, the Pontiff has chosen yet again to demean his office and insult the four Cardinals and the faithful.  This is tragic, but hardly unexpected for a man of his coarseness and vulgarity. He has rarely missed an oportunity to insult faithful Catholics.

Perhaps the most telling quote in all the verbiage was that reported by John Vennari who quoted Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, Joseph Tobin, who will receive the cardinalate from Pope Bergoglio today. He said of the Dubia that  “it was at best, naive”.

For those who have asked, I offered the following Novena to the Holy Ghost precisely for this occasion and even though only few may read it, I do hope that some will pray for God’s help in this crisis.  It is only by prayer and fasting, that these demons can be cast out. For make no mistake, the devil is in control in that house run by Ricca.

Where will this all end?

Where Our Lord Jesus Christ and His most pure Mother have told us. In the end, her Immaculate Heart will triumph!

How will this all end?

Let’s see what this Consistory of Cardinals brings. We will report on this soon. But here is a hint: Tobin was at one time, concerned at the confusion spread by this Pope. Now, after being offered the red hat, he is ready to betray Christ for his red hat. Think on it and please consider the Novena to the Holy Ghost.  If we want good priests, let us at least pray to deserve them!

Prayers are being answered, faithful prelates are responding to the crisis. In response to requests for devotions for this time of crisis, we suggest the Litany of Our Lady of Victory, the Irresistible Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the following Novena to the Holy Ghost, any or all should help immensely as we strive to support our holy priests and Bishops in this historical battle for the Faith. If we begin this Novena tomorrow, the start of the Consistory, we shall conclude it the First Sunday of Advent; thus a fitting start for our preparations for the Birth of our Savior, the Light of the World, Who comes to drive out the darkness in His Church.
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Of Winter Figs and Falling Stars

The following article was originally posted this past January and very few saw it, except for dear and faithful readers who follow us closely. We offer it today because of the ongoing Reformation of Jorge Mario Bergoglio,  Luther’s own pope, who is proceeding to defy our Lord Jesus Christ in His own Church. We are soon to see a worldwide calamity. We must prepare spiritually! I do hope that you attend to this and help others prepare. And now, from last January:

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Of Winter Figs and Falling Stars

by evensong

January, 2016

There is much disquieting news coming and each new “surprise” from Francis exceeds the previous one in shocking and demoralizing us further. The recent video of the Humble Guy’s  ersatz prayer intentions was so awful that the Denziger-Bergoglio had to put together a huge file of real Church teaching just to refute its many errors. They aptly titled their essay, “Words Fail Us”. Then John Vennari sent a link to a news item, “Pro-homosexual Father Timothy Radcliffe Featured Speaker at 51st International Eucharist Congress”. Just read that title again . slowly. It’s OK to cry. We all do that sooner or later in this joyful Church of Humble Gayness that Pope Francis has built on the ruins of the old one,

We left off with Apocalypse 5 in our last post about the prophetic vision of Knock. And so, let’s continue with Apocalypse 6. You may read it here if your Bible is not handy. The Apocalypse of St. John. Verses 12-17:

Apocalypse 6, 12-17:  [12] And I saw, when he had opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair: and the whole moon became as blood: [13] And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig tree casteth its green figs when it is shaken by a great wind: [14] And the heaven departed as a book folded up: and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places. [15] And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains:

[16] And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb: [17] For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?

The Withering Springtime of Pope Francis

In his “Book of Destiny”, Father Herman Kramer tells us that this passage refers to a religious revolution. Like the modernist experts who highjacked Vatican II, Pope Francis refers to a revolution in the Church approvingly. Father Kramer explains that the image of verse 13 refers to winter figs, “of poor quality which fall off in spring without ripening”.

“It may denote those bishops and priests who are worldly-minded, unworthy ministers, having entered the priesthood from worldly motives. And for that reason they do not grow to maturity but are blown off the living tree, the Church, in the storms of heresy that sweep over the earth. Storms and winds in prophetic language represent rebellions, revolutions and invading armies. The falling of the stars from heaven describes graphically the defection of apostates from the supernatural state of grace into the state of sin. And their falling as thickly as figs, when a loaded tree is shaken by a violent gust of wind, describes nothing more precisely than the apostasy…” (Fr. Bernard Kramer, op. cit.)

in verse 14,  “And the heaven departed as a book folded up: and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places.” denotes the Church becoming inaccessible to the faithful, its beauty and grace obscured by the smoke of heresy, and this figure itself echoes an earlier prophetic vision, that of isaiah 34: ” [4] And all the host of the heavens shall pine away, and the heavens shall be folded together as a book: and all their host shall fall down as the leaf falleth from the vine, and from the fig tree.”

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