“… there are dogmas, like the Immaculate Conception which are not as important to the concrete lives of people, about which we are talking in the Synod.” (Bishop Semeraro, Secretary of Pope’s C9 Cardinal Advisors commenting on the Synod, see previous post)
Our popular guest poster, BVM Servant continues our series on the Message of Fatima in relation to this disastrous Synod by responding to Bishop Semeraro’s offensive remarks against the Immaculata.
A Bishop at the Synod on the Family (Rome, Oct, 2015) stated that the Immaculate Conception has no relevance to concrete lives of people [today]. He was alluding to the idea that Church should attend to significant pastoral needs not dogmatic statements. Let us strip away this strange comment, and what do we find? Whether from the person or from a diabolic spirit, surely the source of such a statement in the context of family is from the Devil himself.
This information followed hard on my discovering via a Catholic school History lesson (I have yet to investigate the motives of the Head of History for its inclusion in his lesson), an American Birth Control propaganda interview from 1926 in which a married woman explains why she and her husband delayed having children in their marriage and it came down to their enjoying each others company with reasonable wealth. Controlling when and in what circumstances children should be conceived according to a new found freedom spawned by material wealth. You may not see any connection, but perhaps you do.
The Family Synod, or those whose intention is as a wolf, is the fruit of a tree which began in Genesis and it’s not one planted by Our Lord. The Devil has been waiting for its fruition, and that is an attack on the ‘woman’. Our Lady of Fatima is that ‘woman’ and she has come to meet him in battle. One might say that Mary announced this at Lourdes in 1858, when she confirmed that infallible Catholic teaching four years earlier, that she is the Immaculate Conception (perhaps this spurred her enemy on, indeed Darwin is indirectly writing about the nature of man at this time – I believe evolutionary thought is at play at the Synod and thus not disconnected from the Bishop’s statement to which the present article is addressing – another article is needed to address this).
The Immaculate Conception is usually interpreted in light of the Incarnation and salvific history albeit with mention of the Motherhood of God in that regard. However, what we should draw from this teaching in today’s context is the profundity of sinless woman. If the Devil attacked Eve and won, he is sure to attack the new Eve and indeed scripture bears this out ‘he will strike at your heel’ (Gen 3:15). The typical modern woman is the woman who hears the whispers of new freedom, away from God and who is living out the first Eve’s fall in a new and terrible way. She has taken her sexuality and detached it from its fruit, her fruit is no longer a child but illusory freedom of this life but in doing this she is emulating Lucifer’s choice against God for whilst the Angel’s choice is instant, for woman its a choice made of a life span.
In all tactics, the Devil’s aim is to get human beings to ‘choose’ against God’s Will and so join him in his choice. To effect this he goes to the heart of family life, the woman. The Immaculate Conception, sinless woman is the antidote to this choice. She teaches woman to say ‘yes’ to God by losing her freedom in God’s Will which makes her free to live in the Truth. Such a choice means that her sexuality is fruitful and stems from the heart of her nature which is motherhood. This is why the Immaculate Conception is relevant to the concrete lives of people today.
What is more significant in the concrete lives of people today is that the Devil has manifested his voice at the Synod by citing the Immaculate Conception in the negative. He has announced his presence which signifies that he has gone not only to the heart of the woman, but the Church. By doing this he has shown that this battle is the most significant in Church History and therefore human history; indeed it is decisive and never seen before. The sin of Homosexuality is the worst of the fruit of the war on woman and signifies the final phase of the rotten tree’s life.
The Good News is that She will crush his head; and God’s Will will prevail against the gates of Hell. The hundred years war prophesied by Leo XIII is coming to a close, and as is recorded by Sister Lucia: ” ‘In time, one faith, one baptism, one Church, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. In eternity, Heaven!’, This word Heaven filled my soul with peace and happiness, so that almost without realising it, I was repeating it for a long time.” Let us join in this refrain with the new woman, the new Eve, Our heavenly Mother who will restore health to the Catholic Church just as a mother would.”
Editor’s Note: Others have noted that the two major themes of this unfortunate Synod seem to be arrogance and homosexuality, and indeed, both are characteristics of Satan’s game plan against the Church. Arrogant pride is the quintessential hallmark of Satan. This pride is the driving force behind the Bergoglio/Kasper/Danneels faction’s insistence on allowing a false mercy to overthrow Christ’s own teaching on marriage.
The second theme, sodomy, is a chastisement which results from a debased human nature, once it allows blinding self-love to drive out the light of grace from a soul. Sodomy can only take hold in a soul that is already weakened by self-indulgence and pride. Although the devil finds it a perfect tool for corrupting consecrated souls, even he is repulsed by it. This perversion among our arrogant churchmen is one of the severest chastisements that have befallen our Church and is a fairly dependable point on which to gauge the sense of the faith today. It is informative to see which of the media commentators are saddened by this travesty and which are not the least bit concerned over the novelty of Cardinals and Bishops proclaiming the “values” or even the “sacramental nature” of sins against nature.
As a side note, Matthew Cullinan Hoffman has prepared a very much needed translation of St. Peter Damian’s The Book of Gomorrah and St. Peter Damien’s Struggle Against Ecclesiastical Corruption. It is available in paperback and Kindle, and can be purchased through Lifesitenews or through Amazon. This book could not possibly come at a better time, and I highly recommend it.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, crush the head of Satan and restore the Church!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!