The Nativity Scene Of the Anti-Church

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Removing Christ from Christmas

We have all seen the efforts to remove Christ at Christmas: “Happy holidays”; removing nativity scenes from shopping centres because they discriminate against other people’s beliefs; in most western countries the “Santa Claus” identity, which is used by retailers to sell their goods.

We have tried to fight back. Some stores (at least down here in Australia) have returned the traditional Nativity scene; I haven’t heard the phrase “happy holidays used in this country, but in U.S. I believe, there is a movement back to “Merry Christmas” instead of “happy holidays”.  We might think that there is not much we can do about Santa Claus – but wait, there is. Children love to hear about St Nicholas and the Christmas traditions of other cultures – e.g. “Christkindl”. We should teach our children that  Santa Claus is just a big copycat – not just in the giving of gifts, but in his attire. The bishop’s mitre of St Nicholas was changed into a silly red hat, and his stately bishop’s robe and cloak changed into a jacket and pants. Even the beautiful “Christkindl” was changed into “Kris Kringle”!

It is easy to say this, but in reality it is difficult to fight. My own children were brought up on Santa Claus as were my grandchildren – but they did know about St Nicholas and I have a St Nicholas displayed in all his glory in the Advent and Christmas season. The children should know that it is Jesus’ birthday.

The Great Nativity Scene Deception

Today, however, I saw in a new post in Veritas Vincit, the ultimate betrayal. – the official Nativity Scene erected outside the Vatican.

You might think that it is all about the Corporal works of Mercy. Corporal Works of Mercy are very Christian- they are all about doing good to our neighbour, being merciful, being humble, giving of ourselves…. Wouldn’t Jesus be proud of us?

But when you look at the scene, it is hard to identify Joseph; and Mary is away at the side somewhere – not even near the Christchild. There are “close to 20 life-size images, making it very difficult to find Jesus, Mary and Joseph”.

Instead, there are figures of a person being visited in prison, burying the dead, clothing the naked. The latter depicts a man who is naked. This is what attracts your attention! It is designed to take the focus away from Jesus, Mary and Joseph. They are completely crowded out.  I would not be taking any young children to see this nativity scene.

It focuses on helping others, instead of adoring our new-born SaviourIt seems to be trying to remove Christ from Christmas – to remove Christ from our consciousness completely. It is a great betrayal  by the man who sits in the chair of Peter, to further remove any thought of Christ. He is paving the way to remove Christ completely – paving the way for the new One World Religion.

Focussing on humanism and secularism are indicators of Communism – the “errors of communism” as predicted by Our Lady at Fatima.

“The wickedness of the beast will be disguised as charming and modern and it will be revealed to all behind the veneer of humanitarianism, charity and ‘care for the poor’. …Every gesture, subtle though it may be, will be designed to insult Me, Jesus Christ, the Son of Man. The deceiver, through his servants, cannot resist mocking Me, for he hates Me. (See whole message at: https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/Message-0938/  

(From Book of Truth: 17th October, 2013)

Why go to such lengths?

Christmas brings to mind the truth of Jesus’ birth – not just a myth, but an historic fact. This goes against the objectives of the One World Order.

 “The false prophet will have a religion without a cross…. There will be a counterfeit church. Christ’s church will be one. And the False prophet will create the other. The false church will be worldly, ecumenical and global….It will be emptied of all divine content(Archbishop Fulton Sheen, 1950)

Why do they want to destroy Christmas?

The Book of Truth tells us about the effects of Christmas:

  • “Christmas Day is My Gift to humanity. It is because of this day that eternal life became possible for mortal man.” (22 Dec, 2012)
  • “My Birth is a Sign to all that God the Eternal Father, loved His children, so much, that He made a huge Sacrifice. By allowing Me to come to Earth, to live amongst you all, He showed His Compassion and desire to save you, by permitting My death. If He had not sent Me, man could not be saved.” (24 Sept. 2010)
  • “Nevertheless, it has been acknowledged by devout Christians as a time to reflect on their allegiance to Me their Saviour (25 Dec 2010)
  • “Remember then, at Christmas, that My birth was to help you begin to re-evaluate your belief in the Heavens, to which you are all entitled to be part of. By remembering My Life, you can now join with Me in My Father’s Kingdom, if you open your hearts and ask Me to embrace you once more.” (24 Dec. 2010)
  • “As all of you celebrate My Birthday, allow Me to enter your heart on this special day – for this day is Mine. Invite Me into your home as a favoured guest and introduce Me to those amongst your family, friends and neighbours, who may have forgotten about Me. Christmas may be a celebration about Me, but I am ignored amidst the great rejoicings, which take place.” (Dec. 22, 2014)
  • ” You can only love one God and the only way to My Father is through Me, His Only-Begotten Son. Separate yourselves from Me in pursuits of political campaigns, which strive to promote human rights and social justice as a substitute for the Word, then you will deny Me.” (20 Dec. 2014)
  • “This is the time for My children, everywhere, to reflect on My life on Earth. It is a time for them to consider the implications that My birth represents, for all of mankind. It is because of My birth that man will seek salvation.” (24 Dec. 2010)

Christmas reinforces the truth of Jesus’ birth Christmas might lead people back to God therefore the enemy wants to destroy it.

Another Crusader’s view by friend (Tt Crusader) who regularly contributes to this site.

“Even I’m shocked! What does any of this have to do with the Nativity ???

Notice, for your discernment:

1) the destroyed copula, with the real cupola of St Peter’s in the background, represents the destruction of the Catholic Church,

combined with

2) the Star of Bethlehem which looks more like a falling nuclear missile/meteorite

So the distorted copola/star combination of this “nativity scene” is a message about the upcoming one world religion.”

From the Book of Truth (27 Nov. 2014): The false church of darkness will be built to replace the old after the great inferno. All that was present in my Son’s Church will be replaced with all that will be new.” (Mother of Salvation )”

DonnaLiane’s comments on Veritas Vincit site:

Those who have seen it are right in saying that the viewer’s attention is first drawn to the naked man (who is lying down, mind you!) It’s all about vectors. These are lines created which draw your eyes in a ‘path’ so that each element has a particular prominence and order of importance. It is used to greatly emphasize certain parts And in this scene the figures have been situated, framed by the giant tree, to draw attention to that naked man figure first. He is not even realistic!

Homeless people or the destitute poor who cannot even clothe themselves are not going to look like a Greek Adonis, now are they?!! And why would he be lying down, fully exposed in that fashion if he was naked? He would be curled in a ball to keep himself warm. These are either wicked men or very stupid. It must be torture to serve Our Lord in the Vatican these days. Absolute torture. …

…. It’s the context (historical and cultural) which gives meaning to an artwork. In today’s context, they are not portraying the creation of man by God, who at first did not know shame at his nakedness, or the innocence of the angels. They are likewise not pointing to the miracle and beauty of the human form as the Classical Art Movement did. Not in this nude figure, which I think is suggestively posed and prominent in its build, a man that looks physically at his peak. It easily suggests this in its execution of form, but is also interpreted solely in this manner due to the context and culture of our times and our world.
In our times, when would a figure like this one ever represent poverty and someone in dire need? Think of the images conjured of Third World Poverty. Not like this.

In addition, the nude man construct appears jarring, because of the grossly misfitting context in which it was placed; its meant to be a celebration of the birth of Our Redeemer! Love, innocence, hope fulfilled…

As I pointed out before, this is not an emaciated, poor and cold man, weathered and/or beaten by the elements and the circumstances of life, now is it?

Every choice an artist makes or someone who approves an artwork, are deliberate.

 See the complete article, as well as all the comments at Veritas Vincit:

https://veritas-vincit-international.org/2017/12/13/naked-man-steals-show-vaticans-new-nativity-scene-rendition/

 

Apostles:” Salt” not “Sugar”

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In Matthew 5:13, Jesus is preaching the Beatitudes to his Apostles. After this, he tells them  “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men.”

 

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on the 26th November, 1998 at the Synod for Oceania:

“ We know Jesus above all through the Gospels. A deep knowledge and an integral reading of the Gospels is, therefore, fundamental to Christian life. Selective readings of the Gospels – so widespread today – are insufficient. Often, people fabricate a sweet Jesus only, Who accepts everything and everyone, Who doesn’t exclude anyone or anything, and is set up against the Church, which knows not only a Yes, but also a No.

The fact that the Gospel is also a sword which divides (Matthew 10:34) and a fire which burns (Luke 12:49) is no longer mentioned. According to the will of the Lord, the apostles are not the sugar, but the salt of the earth. In other words, a Christianity, from which the truth of the cross disappears, loses its identity. To follow Christ is to follow the Crucifix and precisely in this way we go along the way of love, which is life and opens the gates of true happiness.”

( From: Cardinal Newman Catechist Centre Newsletter , dated 5th April, 1999. Edited by Rev. B.J.H. Tierney)

(N.B. The highlighting in this text is in the original article by Fr.Tierney)

The message for us, and for the Church, is obvious.

We must be the salt of the earth!

Francis And His Errors: “Jesus came into the world to learn how to be a man…”

[Francis said:]

Even though Jesus is God, He “is annihilated, He humbled Himself and became a servant. This is the glory of the Cross of Jesus”. [He added:] ‘Jesus came into the world to learn how to be a man, and by being a man, walk with men. He came into the world to obey, and He obeyed. But he learned this obedience from suffering.” (Homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae , September 15, 2014 – Original complete Spanish text.

The new website (run by a group of priests with permission of their bishops ) at
en.denzingerbergoglio.com/jesus-came-into-the-world-to-learn-how-to-be-a-man/#Francis  answers Francis’ comments very thoroughly.

Answers include Fathers of the Church, Catechism of Catholic Church, Scripture, as well as our dear good Popes Pius XII, John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Below is a summary  – a taste – of the contents of their replies.

Click on the link above to read their post in full.

Teachings of the Magisterium

Table of contents
I – Was Christ obedient only in suffering?
II – In journeying with mankind, was Christ’s intention that of simply lowering Himself or of elevating man?
III – The correct interpretation of Philippians 2:8: “He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross”

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I – Was Christ obedient only in suffering?
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Sacred Scripture
– My food is to do the will of the one who sent me
– “I do not seek my own will”
– Christ came down from heaven to do the will of the Father
– Jesus’ works are all from the Father
Catechism of the Catholic Church
– All the works, wonders and signs are proof of His obedience to the Father
– The Word made flesh willed humanly in obedience to his Father all that he had decided divinely
– “I have come to do your will, O God”
– Jesus was also obedient in moments of glory

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II – In journeying with mankind, was Christ’s intention that of simply lowering Himself or of elevating man?
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Saint Irenaeus of Lyons
– The Son of God became man so than man might participate in divine filiation
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria
– That elevate us to the divinity
Liturgy of the Hours
– To make us sharers in the divinity
Saint Thomas Aquinas
– Christ came to manifest the truth and free man from sin
Catechism of the Catholic Church
– The Word became flesh so that thus we might know God’s love
– Jesus is the model for the Beatitudes and the norm of the New Law
John Paul II
– Christ came to reestablish the truth in the relationship between man and God…
– … to free mankind from the slavery of sin, evil and death
– God has elevated humanity to a superior destiny of intimate union with Him
Pius XII
– Christ came into the world to glorify the Father and give himself as a victim

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III – The correct interpretation of Philippians 2:8: ‘He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross’
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Saint Thomas Aquinas
– Christ’s humility reflects His majesty
Benedict XVI
– From the splendor of divinity, Christ chose to descend to the humiliation of ‘death on a cross’ to then manifest Himself in the splendor of his divine majesty
Theodoret of Cyrus
– A path overflowing with love and justice to liberate man
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria
– Christ underwent death in His flesh to offer Himself for us through death to the Father
Benedict XVI
– Jesus’ death stems from his free choice of obedience to the Father’s plan of salvation
John Paul II
– Through the suffering of the Cross Jesus Christ has returned to the love which was betrayed by Adam through sin
– The mystery of the Incarnation and Redemption expressed in Philippians 2:8

Judging Francis

See who judges Francis…

• Sacred Scripture

• 38 Popes (see summary of what Pope Benedict tells us in excerpt below)

• 10 Ecumenical Councils

• 7 Fundamental Texts

• 15 Roman Congregations

• 18 Fathers of the Church

• 13 Doctors of the Church

• 8 Synods and Episcopal Magisterium

• Other Documents and Saints

Benedict XVI…

…judges Francis’ idea that spiritual direction is a charism of the laity

Priests have the munus docendi, the task of teaching – they must answer the fundamental questions about what we must do in order to do good

An essential part of the priest’s grace is the task of putting others in touch with God
Christ tends his flock through the Pastors of the Church

Every priest is called to help the penitent to walk on the demanding path of holiness

Listening to the confessor’s advice is important for the spiritual journey of the penitent

In the saintly priest, the Christian People recognize the voice of the Good Shepherd

…judges Francis’ idea on adulterine unions

The trials of Christians are indeed numerous, but they must be faithful to God in their marriage

Materialistic ideologies tell us it is absurd to observe God’s commandments

The only joy that fills the human heart comes from God: the cross of Christ

The Church has received from its Founder the mission of showing people the way to true happiness: fidelity to the words of Christ

…judges Francis’ idea on family

An institution of natural law based on the marriage between a man and woman

 Marriage has value as a natural institution and as a Sacrament Raised to the dignity of a Sacrament, marriage confers greater splendor and depth to the conjugal bond

The Lord is the centre and heart of the family

 The family is a necessary good, fruit of the love and total self-giving within marriage

 Today the essential characteristics of Sacramental marriage are misunderstood

Today the crisis of the family impresses upon children an erroneous typology of the family

The natural structure of marriage is the union of a man and a woman – this principle comes from human nature itself and not only from faith

 

Read Pope Benedict’s teachings in the complete articles in a comprehensive new website at:
http://en.denzingerbergoglio.com/who-judges-francis/benedict-xvi/

 

Dr. Rumble and Radio Station 2SM

Radio Replies: Catholic Apologetics Online
Questions and answers on Catholicism and Protestantism

The author is Dr Rumble, and the Preface is by Msgr Fulton J. Sheen.

The website is: http://www.radioreplies.info/radio-replies-vol-1.php?t=24

There is also a link on this website if you want to order a printed version.
Volumes range from 1938 (vol.1) to 1972 (vol. 5)

I remember as a child/ early teen listening to this programme with my family each Sunday night.

The Radio station 2SM was a Catholic Radio Station in Sydney N SW.

It was very popular – people of all denominations would write in with questions. Some of these would then be selected with answers for the Sunday night show.

Dr. Rumble was a great and motivating speaker. Those were the days when all radio stations had to have a minimum % Christian content. Even certain “hymns” were to be heard regularly – even making the “popular” lists. How times have changed!

This is a great apologetics resource!!

Topics are:
God
Man
Religion
The Religion of the Bible
The Christian Faith
A Definite Christian Faith
The Failure of Protestantism
The Truth of Catholicism
The Catholic Church and the Bible
The Church and Her Dogmas
The Church in Her Moral Teachings
The Church in Her Worship
The Church and Social Welfare

Sub headings from Vol. 1 “God”
Proof of God’s existence
God’s nature
Supreme control over all things and the problem of suffering and evil

Sample Vol 2 Questions include:
Comparative Study of Non-Catholic Denominations
To and From Rome

Feast of the Guardian Angels – for our times

Feast of the Guardian Angels 2nd October, 2015

This morning at Mass, I thought that the Reading seemed to be especially for us in these end times. Our angels would lead us (just as they did Moses and the Israelites who were in the Desert on their way to the Promised Land.) If we listen to our angel, God will protect us against our enemies.

Epistle (Traditional Latin Mass)  Exodus 23: 20-23

 Behold I will send my angel, who shall go before thee,

and keep thee in thy journey,

and bring thee into the place that I have prepared.

Take notice of him, and hear his voice,

and do not think him one to be condemned:

for he will not forgive when thou hast sinned,

and my name is in him.

But if thou wilt hear his voice, and do all that I speak,

I will be an enemy to thy enemies, and will afflict them that afflict thee.

And my angel shall go before thee

St Michael and the cave at Monte Sant’ Angelo

 

144St Michael first appeared in about the year 490AD.

One day, a nobleman of the area, lost the best bull of his herd. After days of searching he found it kneeling in an inaccessible cave. He couldn’t get near it, so he shopt an arrow, but the arrow turned around and came bavk and hit him.

He was so surprised at thios unusual occurrence that he went straight to the bishop, who ordered him to pray and fast for 3 days.. The Archangel appeared to the Bishop 3 days later and said:

“I am Michael the Archangel and am always in the presence of god. I chose the cave which is sacred to me. There will bw no more shedding of bull’s blood ( referring to a pagan practice in the area). Where the rocks open widely, the sins of man may be pardoned. What is asked here in prayer will be granted. Therefore, go up to the mouintain cave and dedicate it to the Christian cult!!”

The Bishop delayed in obeying the angel’s order because he was undecided.

Two years later, in 492, the Christian city of Siponto at the foot of the mountain, was besieged by pagan hordes. The people were desperate. The Bishop obtained a 3 day truce from the pagans and ordered prayer and penance.

The Archangel appeared to him and promised his help if the townspeople dared to attack the enemy. A severe storm, with sand and hail, rained on the pagan army, which was terrorized and escaped. The town was saved. The Bishop announced a thanksgiving procession and went with the people to the top of the mountain, but he did not venture into the grotto.

On the third anniversary, the Bishop was still not sure if he should follow the angel’s order.He went to the Pope who ordered him to fast for 3 days then go there with other bishops.

St Michael appeared for the third time and ordered him to enter the grotto. The angel said:

“It is not necessary that you dedicate this church that I have consecrated with my presence. Enter and pray with my assistance and celebrate the Sacrifice. I will show you how I have consecrated this place.”

 

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The bishop entered the cave and found an altar covered with a red cloth and a crystal cross, and at the entrance was a child’s footprint, which confirmed the presence of the Archangel St Michael.

The bishop had a chapel built at the entrance to the grotto and dedicated it on September 29th. It is the only place that is not consecrated by the hand of man.

Through the centuries, it has been called the ‘celestial Basilica’.

The last apparition was in 1656 in answer to prayer because of the terrible plague that had hit the area. The local Bishop and his people invoked the help of St Michael and the plague stopped.