Fr Hunwicke on 12th October, 2016 posted an article on his blogsite “Newman and Liberalism and the Spirit of the Antichrist”. One blogger posted a comment with a quote from the CCC. I have included the quote from the CCC below. See the full article at http://liturgicalnotes.blogspot.com.au/
CCC 157: “Faith is certain. It is more certain than all human knowledge because it is founded on the very word of God who cannot lie. To be sure, revealed truths can seem obscure to human reason and experience, but “the certainty that the divine light gives is greater than that which the light of natural reason gives.“[31 St. Thomas Aquinas, STh II-II 171, 5, obj. 3.] “Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.”[32 John Henry Cardinal Newman, Apologia pro vita sua (London Longman, 1878) 239.]
CCC 158: “Faith seeks understanding”:[33 St. Anselm, Prosl. prooem. PL 153 225A.] it is intrinsic to faith that a believer desires to know better the One in whom he has put his faith, and to understand better what He has revealed; a more penetrating knowledge will in turn call forth a greater faith, increasingly set afire by love. The grace of faith opens “the eyes of your hearts”[34 Eph 1:18.] to a lively understanding of the contents of Revelation: that is, of the totality of God’s plan and the mysteries of faith, of their connection with each other and with Christ, the centre of the revealed mystery. “The same Holy Spirit constantly perfects faith by his gifts, so that Revelation may be more and more profoundly understood.”[35 Dei Verbum] In the words of St. Augustine, “I believe, in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe.”[36 St. Augustine, Sermo 43, 7, 9: PL 38, 257-258.]
Errors of the papacy:
“Amoris Laetitiae” – Communion for divorced and remarried;
Communion for practising homosexuals which “In the spirit of the synod” is being propounded and, in some cases, practised by some clergy; some homosexual couples have even had ‘blessings’ by sympathetic priests;
Encyclicals (Laudato Si) which is all about the environment and God is not mentioned; A Light show on the Vatican buildings that, besides the environment, showed pagan gods;
Holy Thursday foot washing ceremonies which do not honour Jesus washing the feet of His first bishops;
Monthly “prayer intentions” videos that are not prayer intentions at all – they sound more like election policies; they talk of how ‘sport’ can fix all the problems (not God, mind you).
A pope who pokes fun at Traditional Catholics: the “Rosary counters”; “those who breed like rabbits”;
… ad infinitum
Is the Pope Catholic???
It’s all in the Catechism!!!
The CCC157 and CCC158 (see above) quotes Cardinal Newman and St Augustine and explains how true Faith builds one’s understanding of God’s law:
If “ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt”, what does this say about all the modernist cardinals, bishops and priests, (including the man who sits in the chair of Peter), who think we have to adapt God’s laws – for the divorced and remarried who want to receive Holy Communion without repentance/ Confession ?
The answer is simple: it seems they don’t have enough Faith, or perhaps they don’t have any true Faith, because if they did, they would know that God is God and “the certainty that the divine light gives is greater than that which the light of natural reason gives”. They need to have a deeper and fuller understanding, and if they lack this, they need to pray for it instead of wanting to just please themselves: “a more penetrating knowledge will in turn call forth a greater faith.”
It’s all in the Catechism, and in the writings of the saints. There is no excuse!
They are supposedly educated in the priesthood – they should know better, and they should be teaching us from the pulpit about these Truths and God’s Law. That’s their job. The few faithful (priests and laity) are fighting a tidal wave of apostasy from the Truth. Many “good Catholics” are being dragged along in the rip and will perish.
“… But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8)(Douay Rheims Bible)
What can we do?
*“Stay faithful” and fight like you have never fought before!
(*Cardinal Burke’s advice.)