A guest editorial on the From Rome website begins with: (the emphasis is mine)
“These are the days that have been foretold to us through Scripture, countless Saints, and numerous Marian apparitions. If we are not aware, it is because of our own ignorance and lack of desire to understand what our Faith is truly about. The Corona virus fear that has gripped the entire world is without a doubt a demonic plot to control the minds and hearts of the people of this world. But why is the Church and so many of the lay faithful going along with the world? We are not called to live as people in the world live. We are Christians and we are called to live as Christ lived.”
The virus has cut us off from other people – work, school, “non-essential” venues. More important than all this it has taken us away from the Eucharist. St Padre Pio told us: “It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”
Just as a body cannot work without its members – arms, legs, heart, head… the members work best when in unity with each other and with the head; the Mystical Body cannot work without its members : -we are the members of the mystical Body of Christ. They are trying to tear us away from each other and from our Head – Christ. They have cut us off from receiving the Sacraments (Sanctifying Grace – the life blood of the Mystical Body)- especially Holy Communion, and from attending Mass. All we have is a “virtual reality” Mass. Our priests are doing the best they can, some are being very creative.Perhaps they think that after being away so long, we will just drift away and leave our Faith behind. Or worse still, could they be doing it on purpose, so that we will have such a hunger for Mass and the Eucharist, that we will go blindly and accept anything? It would be terrible to be deceived and not recognize the Abomination of desolation” when it comes to replace our Beloved Jesus in the Eucharist! But I am letting my mind drift away with fears because unheard of things are happening.
We have to do our part. We have to fight, have courage and inspire our priests to have courage. But we have to fight our misled government leaders, who somehow are all being bounced around like puppets on a string. We have to fight for our rights and protest when they are taken away. We can’t just go along with it all and just give up.
“This is all the more reason that we should not be accepting the closing of the Masses by our Bishop(s)! If they had even an ounce of supernatural Faith they would not agree to go along with this diabolical agenda of the world and would resist until the point of death. We the laity must protest this horrific abuse with all our might. We must write emails, plan protests, rally outside of our churches, depose unfaithful clergy, whatever it takes! It amazes me that so many Catholics on social media are celebrating this atrocity as a prudent decision by the Church. The Catholic Church is not what you think it is. It is not just the hierarchy who get to make decisions and the rest of us just blindly accept it even to our own eternal detriment. This is not using our God given intellect and will.”
Perhaps this is God’s punishment, part of His many chastisements still to come. But this is also the way He will rid the world of its stench. It is how we have to be tested – to prove our Faith. We are like gold, that is tested by fire. The following was sent o me today:
The writer of this guest editorial on the From Rome website concludes with some quotes that are worth thinking about:
“Who’s going to save our Church? It’s not our bishops, it’s not our priests and it is not the religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that the priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops, and the religious act like religious.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen
“Anyway, they are no more than false apostles and dishonest workers. They only pretend to be apostles of Christ. And it is no wonder. Even Satan tries to make himself look like an angel of light. So why does it seem strange for Satan’s servants to pretend to do what is right? Someday they will get exactly what they deserve.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
“For the shepherds are stupid, and do not inquire of the Lord; therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered.” Jeremiah 10:21
“It is an easy matter for many to be shut up in the hands of a few: and there is no difference in the sight of the God of heaven to deliver with a great multitude, or with a small company: For the success of war is not in the multitude of the army, but strength cometh from heaven.They come against us with an insolent multitude, and with pride, to destroy us, and our wives, and our children, and to take our spoils. But we will fight for our lives and our laws: And the Lord himself will overthrow them before our face: but as for you, fear them not.” 1 (Maccabees) 3:18-22