Connecting the dots … Part 2: Humanism and its links

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We see that Humanism leads to a socialist society and with all the other players in the game, will create a New One World Government.

Humanism is connected to Marxism which teaches the necessary disintegration of religion in a socialist society, augmenting this philosophical proposition with harassment and persecution.

 

We can certainly see this happening before our eyes in the Church and in societies all over the world today.

Freemasonry

Freemasonry is nothing more than Satanic worshippackaged as a “humanitarian” movement.

The masonic document Alta Vendita , seized by Pope Gregory XVI in 1871, states the masonic plan:

“Our ultimate end is that of…the final destruction of Catholicism, and even of the Christian idea … The Pope, whoever he is, will never come to the secret societies; it is up to the secret societies to take the first step toward the Church, with the aim of conquering both of them. The task that we are going to undertake is not the work of a day, or of a month, or of a year; it may last several years, perhaps a century; but in our ranks the soldier dies and struggle goes on … What we must ask for, what we should look for and wait for, as the Jews wait for the Messiah, is a Pope according to our needs…” See:  https://veritas-vincit-international.org/2015/08/08/why-does-freemasonry-openly-support-pope-francis/

Ecclesiastical Masonry

In her messages to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, founder of the Marian Movement of Priests, Our Lady warned that “Satan would enter in even to the Summit of the Church.”

‘The black beast like a leopard indicates Freemasonry; the beast with the two horns like a lamb indicates Freemasonry infiltrated into the interior of the Church, that is to say, ecclesiastical Masonry, which has spread especially among the members of the hierarchy. This Masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that Satan would enter in even to the summit of the Church.’

The messages are contained in the book “To the Priests: Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”, which has an imprimatur and nihil obstat. The Marian Movement of Priests has hundreds of priests, bishops and Cardinals as members, and more than 7 million lay members.  See: https://veritas-vincit-international.org/2015/08/08/why-does-freemasonry-openly-support-pope-francis/

PF shares this vision of a new society -a “New World Order”

July 2015: During a trip to Ecuador, Pope Francis spoke of the need for “a new economic and ecological world order” in which the wealth of the planet is “shared by everyone”.

July 2015: Pope Francis denounced global capitalism and refers to its excesses as the “dung of the devil”.

June 2015: Pope Francis called for “a new global political authority that would have the resources necessary “to deal with the world’s economic problems and injustices“.

From: http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1034

These statements reveal to us who and what the man who sits in the chair of Peter really stands for. He is commending communism ” wealth shared by everyone”. He wants “a new global political authority to deal with “economic problems and injustices”- he wants a new governmentone that rules the whole world. This is not his job! If he were a real pope, doing God’s work in this world today with evil running rampant, he would be shouting Christ’s teachings from the roof tops.

Besides, God has warned us in the book of Revelation in the Bible.

In his apocalyptic vision in the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John sees the “beast,” also called the Antichrist, rising out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns (Revelation 13:1). Combining this vision with Daniel’s similar one (Daniel 7:16-24), we can conclude that some sort of world system will be inaugurated by the beast. The ten-nation confederacy is also seen in Daniel’s image of the statue in Daniel 2:41-42, where he pictures the final world government consisting of ten entities represented by the ten toes of the statue. Whoever the ten are and however they come to power, Scripture is clear that the beast will either destroy them or reduce their power to nothing more than figureheads. In the end, they will do his bidding.

John goes on to describe the ruler of this vast empire as having power and great authority, given to him by Satan himself (Revelation 13:2),  having authority over “every tribe, people, language and nation” (13:7). From this description, it is logical to assume that this person is the leader of a one-world government which is recognized as sovereign over all other governments.

This is what this man is promoting under the guise of justice, and mercy – all in the name of humanity. Humanism – plain and simple. God warned us!!!

“…the disciples approached him privately and said, ‘Tell us, when will this happen, and what sign will there be of your coming, and of the end of the age?’ Jesus said to them in reply, ‘See that no one deceives you. …’ ” Matt.24: 3-4)

When you see the desolating abomination spoken of through Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place (let the reader understand)…”(Matt.24: 15) 

PF and his connection with United Nations

Some examples:

Really? I thought our duty was to obey God!

The False Prophet and his intentions

As we should all know by now, nothing just eventuates. It has all been planned and scripted a long time ago. Two years ago, he called for more power for the UN and he said it was for the “good  of humanity“. That sounds rather ominous, don’t you think? Read the excerpt below:

(On June 27, 2017) ” Pope Francis called for a one world government” and political authority this week, arguing that the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.”

Speaking with Ecuador’s “El Universo” newspaper, the Pope said that the United Nations doesn’t have enough power and must be granted full governmental controlfor the good of humanity.”

https://prophecyinthenews.com/world_news/pope-francis-calls-for-one-world-government-to-save-humanity/

Why is this pope so obsessed with the UN and all its goals? It’s all humanism, which will be the way the devious plan of a One World Government will be installed.

Jesus tells us:

“Humanism is an affront to God because it focuses on man’s needs and not the need to repent of sin before the Creator of all that is. If you ignore the mortal sins, clearly defined in the Laws laid down by God, which lead to eternal damnation, then no amount of compassion for the civil rights of the human race will atone for those sins.” –(Book of Truth: December 25th, 2014 @ 15:10)

Our Lady of Good Success (Quito, Ecuador 17th Century) said:

” During this unfortunate epoch, injustice will even enter here (into the Church), my closed garden. Disguised under the name of false charity, it will wreak havoc in souls…. How the Church will suffer on that occasion the dark night of the lack of a Prelate and Father to watch over them with paternal love, gentleness,strength and prudence!”

I find this quote from Our Lady so amazing. She refers to “false charity” – in other words,she is referring to “Humanism”. This is a modern concept, yet Our Lady referred to it 0ver 300 years ago. The word disguised also tells us a lot – that it is camouflaged, and made to look like something else. The persecution and tribulations we will have to endure are explained by the very powerful,  but simple words: wreak havoc’; ‘suffer’; and ‘dark night’.

The last sentence in particular describes what we are feeling today – we lack ‘a Prelate and Father’(i.e.a good pope and shepherd) to watch over us.)

Jesuits and masonry:

In 2013. the Italian journalists Giacomo Galeazzi and Ferruccio Pinotti publish the book Masonic Vatican. Galeazzi-Pinotti wrote:

In the last 30-35 years, several Jesuits were in a positive way interested in Freemasonry; they took part in public debates, at conferences organized by the Grand Orient of Italy, have written articles and books on philosophical thought on the history of Freemasonry — in other words, they were ecclesiastical ones who, in spite of the anathemas and the various excommunications of the Church of Rome issued toward the Masonic institution, tried to understand, and then very often ended up sharing the philosophical approach.

Other evidence of where PF stands – thus leaving us in no doubt as to his motives.

  • Francis supports Liberation Theology, which is Marxist / Communist based.
  • Francis is a Jesuit
  • Francis is a Mason
  • Masonic newspapers have praised him and claimed him as their own

 

For Part 1, see: https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2019/09/24/connecting-the-dots-part-1-the-new-humanism-and-pope-frances/

 

Connecting the dots…Part 1: The ‘New Humanism’ and ‘pope Frances’:

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 The False Prophet – Pope Frances (FP/PF)’s   “new humanism”

The Book of Truth has been telling us since March 2013 (when this man was elected as pope),that Pope Francis would introduce a “new humanism”.

 “Humanism will become the substitute for Christianity where no mention of God will be uttered –( August 8th, 2014 @ 21:15)

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On Fri Sep 13, 2019, LifeSiteNews reported: “Pope Francis invites religious, political leaders to sign ‘Global Pact’ for ‘new humanism’”.   In a video message, Bergoglio said “A global educational pact is needed to educate us in universal solidarity and a new humanism,” 

His goal is concerned with the world:

This will result in men and women who are open, responsible, prepared to listen, dialogue and reflect with others, and capable of weaving relationships with families, between generations, and with civil society, and thus to create a new humanism.”

He is trying to change society.

In his message, the (pope ) said that in order to reach these “global objectives,” … we must “have the courage to place the human person at the center” and to “train individuals who are ready to offer themselves in service of the community.” 

 God should be at the centre of our lives and of society, not the human person.

PF/FP called for an “alliance that generates peace, justice and hospitality among all peoples of the human family, as well as dialogue between religions.”

“Pope Francis” wants to govern us politically, socially and economically to the extent of making all religions equal (thus denying our God and His teachings).

In other words, he is working towards a One World Government and monetary system, and One World Religion.

In May 2019, Pope Francis made a strong push for globalism, calling for a supranational, legally constituted body to enforce United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to implement “climate change” policies.

More recently, during an inflight press conference on his return from a seven-day apostolic visit to Africa, Francis said our “duty” is to “obey international institutions,” such as the United Nations and the European Union.

Well actually, our duty is to obey God. God should be at the centre of our lives and of society, not the human person.

Why does Francis concern himself with “Humanism”? What is humanism?

“Secular Humanism rests on an unperceived fallacy. In effect it says that. man can love and esteem himself more if he does not have to share that love and esteem with God. …

Christians ultimately trust in God, Humanists in themselves.  

It is not often noticed how modern totalitarianism is inherent in certain kinds of Secular Humanism. Totalitarianism is a political system which seeks to shape and control every aspect of people’s lives in the interest of creating a perfect worldly society. 

Humanists’ emphasis on personal freedom mainly serves to liberate people from traditional kinds of moral authority, especially family and church….. (e.g FP/PF and Amoris Laetitia).

Implicit in the Humanist perspective is the claimed ability to identify what is best for humanity and then to implement it through public policies, such as decriminalising abortion, legalising same sex unions,  allowing Mercy killing, taxing carbon emissions, educating children on their UN agenda, removing right to gun ownership etc. Humanism can be seen, not just in the Vatican, but all around the world.

From: https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/true-and-false-humanism.html

Why is PF/Fp concerned with humanism? It has been evident from the beginning of his papacy… His pope videos each month have shown many aspects of this push for “humanism”. These pope videos were not about knowing your faith, or about the salvation of souls. In fact, it could have passed for a political campaign.You would think that a Pope might want to teach Christ’s teachings? Not this one – well that’s because he’s not the Pope. (Benedict is) St Francis of Assissi prophesied “two popes, one of which would not be a true pastor, but a destroyer.” And the encyclical “Laudato Si” ? It is all about the environment. In fact he mentions sins against creation” NOT  sins against the Creator! God is hardly mentioned.

But there is another reason! It actually  is a political campaign. The Biblical Book of Revelation (or the Apocalypse) mentions a “false prophet” and the “anti-Christ”. They will work together. PF/FP is setting it all up – changing Sacraments, and Canon law, tearing down existing structures such as the Congregations and Pontificial Councils, the John Paul II Institute…. (You might like to read our series of articles on “Desructuring the Structure”). The anti-christ is still hidden behind the scenes until all is ready. I am sure we will  see much more being torn apart and torn down after this Amazon synod in October.

For non-Crusaders, you will find all the details in the Book of Truth. Prophecies are being fulfilled at an even faster pace. See Part 4 of this series for all the prophecies about the “new humanism” of PF/FP.

Founding of the United Nations and its goals

The United Nations was founded in 1945. The preamble to the Charter states, “The central purpose of the United Nations, is to prevent the scourge of war through a commitment to collective security and human rights….   The creation of the specialised agencies also recognized that peace and security are dependent on the economic and social condition of people” ) 

(In other words, the purpose of the UN is to promote Humanism)

Reasons for formation of UNO

“To stop dispute between nations in a peaceful manner. Dispute on any issue.i.e. land dispute, trade dispute, etc.

To create welfare policy for nations to encourage pubic welfare throughout the world. It has provided some important guidelines to it’s members on important matters.i.e. consumer protection, malnutrition problem in third world country, human life index, etc.”

“United Nations was also formed to promote globalisation. This globalisation will increase trade between countries and will definitely increase the standard of living in developing countries was the important objective.

United Nations Organisation helps in acting like a world wide governing body ...”

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

The following goals show that the goals of the United Nations (which PF/FP so admires and promotes is based in humanism.

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

So you see, there is very little that the UN does not want to control. In themselves, these goals might seem reasonable, except that God has no part in the plan. If this is so, it will only result in a false utopia on this earth, the degeneration of morals (as has already been seen – abortion, euthanasia, same-sex unions, gender identity etc). With no God, there will be no chance of Salvation and eternal happiness; no chance of gaining our rightful inheritance.

After the eroding of the Christian principles on which our society was based, apostasy, followed by atheism, sets in. Man is his own god. ( in fact, to say that is politically incorrect – people are their own gods determining and creating their own world and society.)  It is very clever but it is nothing but diabolical.

Next Instalment:

Connecting the dots  … Part 2: Humanism,Freemasonry, N.W.O., U.N., Jesuits, Pope Francis

 

 

 

 

Stop the Synod: Fasting and Prayer – Request from Card Burke and Bp. Schneider

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Stop the Synod (Part 2)

Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider have called on the faithful to engage in a crusade of prayer and fasting for forty days. 

Reason given:   To prevent “serious theological errors and heresies in the Amazon Synod’s working document from being approved!

This starts tomorrow!!!

Begins :        September 17 

Ends:           October 26.

Suggested format:     One decade of the Rosary daily

                                                                             Fast one day per week.

The six errors are:

  • an implicit pantheism identifying God with nature and the universe
  • the notion that paganism is a source of Divine Revelation and an alternative pathway to salvation
  • the idea that natives already received divine revelation and that the Church in the Amazon needs a missionary and pastoral “conversion”
  • granting ministries to women and turning married local chieftains into second-class priests
  • considering man as a mere link in nature’s ecological chain and economic development as an aggression against ‘Mother Earth’
  • calling for an “integral ecological conversion” which includes the adoption of the collective social model of natives where individual personality and freedom are undermined.

https://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/burke-and-schneider-launch-crusade-the-six-amazon-errors/

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/crusade

 

Why talk of schism?  So cunning, so deceptive…so …

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Beware.

I was shocked when I heard it but I knew I shouldn’t have been. He knows what’s coming; what’s inevitable – people are waking up to him. He had to get his foot in first.

My initial thoughts were: What is he talking about? He is the one who is schismatic. Schism means to break away from Christ’s Church which holds all His Teachings. We (those faithful to Christ’s teachings ) are sticking to the Truth handed down by Christ and the apostles. They are creating the schism – in fact the false prophet (or anti -pope, imposter,) and his Freemason friends  are the ones who are slowly, brick by brick, dismantling the church – the structure and the doctrines/teachings – all that makes us Catholic. They are slowly building their own new church. But we, on the other hand are sticking to the original true Church – to Christ’s teachings. They are the schismatics.But you know, it is a very clever tactic. It is called  tu quoque.  

This means to  charge your accuser with whatever it is you’ve just been accused of rather than refuting the truth of the accusation made against you. In fact, FP/PF is a devious political opponent who commits many logical fallacies and straw man arguments.

It will come to the point where the faithful will have to choose to follow Christ’s teachings, not those of the Usurper’s church. This is already happening now but who knows what is in store for us after this next synod? When people speak with their feet and return to the safety of traditional priests, he will be able to say: ‘See? I told you so. They are leaving the Catholic faith.’ Many of  these poor souls will then be so confused. They don’t really know the correct teachings of the church anymore. They will want to STAY,  thinking they must remain loyal, but not realizing that to be Catholic they have to stay loyal to Christ’s teachings . If the pope isn’t true to Christ’s teachings, then he isn’t Catholic!

He reels them in with his twisted and forked tongue: “I pray that there be no schism” but “I am not afraid”. He said “I pray that there will be none, because what is at stake is people’s spiritual health”. He adds truth to lies. He is the one ruining the people’s spiritual health. 

And I think he is afraid. The more souls he loses to the Truth, the fewer that will be led in to the One World Religion and the fewer that will worship the Anti-Christ. He does not want people to see through this great deception.

He said: “Let there be dialogue, let there be correction if there is an error, but the schismatic path is not Christian,” he said. His critics were putting ideology over Catholic doctrine and deserved sympathy, not hostility.”

It is all upside down and back to front. There has been pointed out to him many errors by some very highly regarded and lettered bishops ( eg Dubia ) but he refuses to answer any of them, let alone correct them. He doesn’t accept correction and frequently ignores it!

“..ideology over Catholic Doctrine..” He means his critics (the conservative, traditionalist faithful Catholics who are loyal to the Truth) are ideologists and not Catholic. He is implying that he is being true to Catholic doctrine, when in actual fact, he is the one destroying it. It is again, upside down and back to front. And ideology and doctrine are not opposed to one another. And traditional Catholics always hold doctrine as vitally important in forming ideology. Whereas, PF tramples doctrine and destroys it, in order to espouse his own false ideologies.

He is very clever at deflecting anything negative. For example, “The social things that I say are the same things that John Paul II said, the same things. I copy him. But they say, ‘the Pope is a communist.’” We know how he twisted Pope John Paul II’s words by omitting parts of it and making it suit his own agenda in ‘Amoris Laetitia’. In his case, he actually is a communist  and focuses on humanism and other Marxist ideas.

The sad part is that people will fall for it!! Even if they don’t recognize how he is destroying Catholic doctrine and usurping God’s Commandments – why aren’t they horrified at his lack of charity when speaking of those who pose a threat to him and at his very coarse language at times??  St Francis of Assisi in his prophecy of the two popes called him ‘not a true pastor, but a destroyer”

We all know who fits this description of one who turns everything upside down and inside out, who deceives: it is the King of lies. This so-called pope’s actions are of a diabolical nature.

All this talk of schism. Where did this come from? It’s not all just getting his foot in first. Why mention it now? It’s not as if anyone is currently a real threat to him. There is too much fear amongst the clergy for anyone to move on anything, although there is plenty of evidence.

No, this is because of what he is about to launch!

 

 

https://catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2019/09/11/the-schism-controversy-is-just-one-of-the-big-issues-on-the-popes-plate/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/11/pope-says-not-afraid-split-catholic-church-accuses-critics-stabbing/

 

*This post has been a joint effort by Remnant Survivor and Remnant child of Mary

” …open and defiant schism, heresy and destruction of the Church…” Plenary Council Australia 2020

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Way back after the synod in 2015, I read a comment by Bishop Mark Coleridge that in 2020 Australia would implement a Plenary council to put into practice Pope Francis’ reforms. He was a bishop in the  diocese of Brisbane. He didn’t seem that important. I was baffled. What power did he have to say this?  This fact was reported and published in LifeSite News on 19 August 2016. Last year however, he was voted to be the head of the Australian Conference of Bishops. Now he had the power.

So guess what happened  next. You guessed it. A survey was taken in every parish so that they could form the ammunition they needed to call this council and so that they could say that this is what the people wanted. Sure!!! And pigs can fly! Forgive me for being cynical. We have seen what these ‘surveys’ produce.

Well, sure enough the official agenda was announced recently. The first I heard about it was when I was sent a copy of an “Open Letter” by email. I recognized the name – it was someone I knew from a prayer group about 30 years ago. This person has 2 brothers who are priests.

The letter is powerful. It sounds like this Plenary Council has the same ends in mind as the upcoming pan-Amazonian synod. (The open letter is posted below)

In our post of 1 August 2019, Tony M. has written a report on the agenda of the Plenary Council after it was published. See the (last) link listed below.

Read our previous posts on Archbishop Mark Coleridge and his actions as a bishop:

  • Posted on 21 August 2016 – “Bishop of Brisbane joins the throng”

https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2016/08/21/the-bishop-of-brisbane-joins-the-throng/

  • Posted on 31 Dec. 2016 – Archbishop Mark Coleridge – What is he all about?”

https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2016/12/31/archbishop-mark-coleridge-showing-his-true-colours/

  • Posted on 1 August, 2019 – Australia’s Plenary Council: “Blueprint for de Catholicization”

https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2019/08/01/australias-plenary-council-blueprint-for-de-catholicization/

 

(The highlighting in the letter below has been done by the managers/editors of this site)

An open letter to Australia’s Catholic Bishops regarding the Plenary Council

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 05:40:30 +0000

Dear Bishops of Australia

The release of the Final Report for the Plenary Council Phase 1: Listening and Dialogue dramatically makes clear two things: the bishops have lost control of the Plenary Council and the Catholic Church in Australia is in the midst of a full-blown revolutionary crisis.

This report gives credence to all manner of heretical, blasphemous and evil ideas, including:
• Female ordination
• An end to priestly celibacy
• Communion for all
• Abortion
• Contraception
• Divorce
• Euthanasia
• Homosexuality

It is scandalous that this document has been released under the authority of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference via the National Centre for Pastoral Research. It not only fails to condemn the above and other evils but instead cloaks them with a veneer of legitimacy by claiming that they are Catholic answers to the question: What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?

This document stands in stark contrast to Mirari Vos which condemned attacks on religious celibacy and liberty of conscience. There can be no doubt that in saner times the very documents of this Plenary Council would have been condemned and destroyed and the words of Pope Gregory XVI almost two centuries ago ring ever louder:

The Church has always taken action to destroy the plague of bad books. This was true even in apostolic times for we read that the apostles themselves burned a large number of books.

The Plenary Council process has now descended into a farcical and scandalous sham that, at best, will plunge the Catholic Church in Australia into a civil war for generations. At worst it will result in open and defiant schism, heresy and destruction of the Church morally, institutionally and financially.

That the Plenary Council process is now dangerously out of control of the bishops is plainly obvious.

The Plenary Council cannot change the doctrines of the Church, yet all the documents released to date are filled with revolutionary cries in relation to Church teaching on basic morality and attacks on the very nature of the priesthood, the holy sacrifice of the Mass and the sacraments. Consequently, the spirit of the Plenary Council is now one that revolts openly against apostolic authority and the laws of the Church.

The Plenary Council is harming the mission of the Church to save souls by sowing dissent, revolt and confusion by also aiding the great attacks on the family and the very nature of man that we are assailed with today.

Worse, while the Plenary Council documentation is filled with buzzwords and phrases like ‘discernment and ‘listen to the Spirit’. There has been no training or guidance given to Catholics on the basics of discernment, which is to recognize and perceive that not all inspirations come from God, but that the evil spirits are also active.

Thus the process of the Plenary Council has opened the Church to Satan himself and it is now clear that his diabolical and destructive suggestions are wreaking havoc.

The only benefit that comes from this latest report, albeit accidentally, is that it highlights the true and sorry state of the Church in Australia today: most who call themselves Catholic do not know the faith and are openly opposed to the teachings of the Church.

Therefore, there has never been a more important time for Australia’s bishops to strongly defend the faith and clearly teach it to all.

The only question is whether any will do so. It has now been four days since this report was released and the response has been mute silence in the face of this scandal.

Now is not the time for inaction, sluggishness or hiding! In moments of great crises we can be sure that God stands ready to provide great graces to those who have the duty of acting boldly and courageously to defend His Church.

There is great grace available for any bishop who stands ready to do his duty and become the saint that he was made to be.

I pray that you accept this grace. All Australians, whether they adhere to the true faith or are unwittingly or even knowingly part of the revolution against the Church need you to. God has ordained a hierarchy and unless the bishops do their duty of state all of society faces natural and supernatural perils.

The Plenary Council should be stopped. In its current form it will only endanger souls.

Will any bishop state this plainly obvious truth?

May Our Lady Help of Christians, Australia’s great patroness who has so protected the Church in other times of crisis and who has been so rudely and scandalously ignored in the Plenary Council process, guide and protect us.

Kind regards

 

(name supplies and withheld)

 

 

When a pope “speaks”: What if he is not the Pope?

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 Cardinals give a clue 

Background information:

A friend (Tony M.) sent me an article: When is a “pope” not a pope?

Posted on July 27, 2019 by Steven O’Reilly

https://romalocutaest.com/2019/07/27/when-is-a-pope-not-a-pope/

He refers to two statements by Cardinal Müller:

On the Synodal Process in Germany and the Synod for the Amazon,” (posted on LifeSiteNews)  at https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-mueller-no-pope-or-council-could-permit-female-deacons-it-would-be-invalid

and also

Vatican’s former doctrine head criticizes Amazon synod working doc for ‘false teaching’ posted on Tue Jul 16, 2019 at: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vaticans-former-doctrine-head-criticizes-amazon-synod-working-doc-for-false-teaching

 Steven O’Reilly, in the first article, discusses specific statements made by Cardinal Müller in the other two articles.

He discusses the legal situation of an hypothetical “ex-cathedra statement” and the implications of this. He comes to a surprising conclusion.

The post below contains extracts from Steven O’Reilly, but the subheadings are mine. There was so much to take in, that this is how I made it clear to myself.

Click on the articles above to read them in full

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Cardinal Müller’s viewpoint:

In the most recent commentary, rejecting the possibility of female deacons, Cardinal Müller writes the following :

The Magisterium of the Pope and of the bishops has no authority over the substance of the Sacraments (Trent, Decree on Communion under both species, DH 1728; Sacrosanctum Concilium 21). 

This means:

“Therefore, no synod – with or without the Pope – and also no ecumenical council, or the Pope alone, if he spoke ex cathedra, could make possible the ordination of women as bishop, priest, or deacon. They would stand in contradiction to the defined doctrine of the Church. It would be invalid. Independent of this, there is the equality of all baptized in the life of Grace, and in the vocation to all ecclesial offices and functions for which exercise the Sacrament of Holy Orders itself is not necessary.” (On the Synodal Process in Germany and the Synod for the Amazon by Cardinal Gerhard Müller, text posted by LifeSiteNew, 7/26/2019)

 

A hypothetical scenario –  The implications of an ex-cathedra statement by PF

Cardinal Mueller’s advice to the faithful if such an event occurs:

The first — obviously — what the Cardinal says explicitly, i.e., that such an “ex cathedra” declaration, in the Cardinal’s mind, would be invalid, and thus should be disregarded by the Faithful.

 

But what about papal Infallibility? (the bad news)

There is an obvious difficulty in that  Vatican I defined the dogma of papal infallibility in the following terms:

“…the Roman Pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra, that is, when carrying out the duty of the pastor and teacher of all Christians in accord with his supreme apostolic authority he explains a doctrine of faith or morals to be held by the universal Church, through the divine assistance promised him in blessed Peter, operates with that infallibility with which the divine Redeemer wished that his church be instructed in defining doctrine on faith and morals; and so such definitions of the Roman Pontiff from himself, but not from the consensus of the Church, are unalterable.”  (Pastor Aeternus cited in Fundamentals of Catholic Doctrine, Denzinger, 1839)

In addition, this definition is followed by a canon, which states:

 “But if anyone presumes to contradict this definition of Ours, which may God forbid: let him be anathama” (Denzinger 1840).

 

Then why would Cardinal Müller state that such an ex-cathedra statement could be disregarded? (The good news)

“… But, the Cardinal is no dummy as to suggest ex cathedra statements can be disregarded. This suggests, to me at least, a hidden, unstated and inescapable implication in the Cardinal’s statement, as well as being an indication of how he and other Cardinals are now privately viewing Pope Francisthough this is speculative.”

 

What are the logical implications (according to Steven O’Reilly)

“… Given that a true pope is protected by the Holy Spirit from teaching an error ex cathedra, it follows that if a man, seemingly “pope,” were to teach something which denies or conflicts with a known truth of the Catholic Faith it must be either

(1) the man thought to be “pope” was never a true pope to begin with, or

(2) the man thought to be “pope” had, at some point in the past, already fallen through heresy or apostasy from the Petrine office. 

 

Steven O”Reilly: Reading between the lines

…. It does suggest, along with other statements from the likes of Cardinal Brandmuller, that some in the “resistance” are reaching the point where they can bend no more.”

What is the Rosary?

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What is the Rosary?

The Rosary is like a Bible in our pocket!

We Catholics cop a lot of flack about the Rosary and about Mary. – our “Lady”

We are accused of “adoring” Mary. Nothing could be further from the truth, but perhaps that is the subject of another post?

The Prayers of the Rosary include:

  • Apostles’ Creed
  • the Our Father (Lord’s Prayer)

Both of the prayers above are prayers that are common to other Christians besides Catholics.

  • the Hail Mary:

The first half is the angelic salutation of the angel to Mary and of Elizabeth it is scriptural;  

The second half is a prayer from us pleading with Mary to pray to Jesus for us.

(We, as children of God, run to the Mother of God asking her to plead our case for us. On the Cross, Jesus said to John – “Behold your Mother”.

  • the  Glory be – a prayer of praise to the Blessed Trinity.

Mary guides us to her Son

When we pray the Rosary, we are meditating on the life of Jesus on selected events in the Gospels. In the days before the printing press, this was the best way to remember and think of the life of Christ.

These events are divided into “themes”-  They are:

The Joyful Mysteries: These are: The Annunciation by the Angel Gabriel to Mary.; the Visitation by Mary to her cousin Elizabeth; the Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem; the Presentation of Jesus by Mary and Joseph at the temple; and the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, when He had been “lost” for 3 days.

The Sorrowful Mysteries are: The Agony in the Garden; The Scourging at the LIllar; The crowning with Thorns; the Carrying of the Cross and the Crucifixion.

The Glorious Mysteries: The Resurrection; the Ascension; the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles; The Assumption and the Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Queen of Earth.

These are the traditional Mysteries of the Rosary but in recent times, Pope St John Paul II added another theme: the Luminous Mysteries (or the Mysteries of Light. These include the following events: The Baptism of Jesus by John in the Jordan; The first Miracle performed by Jesus at the Wedding Feast of Cana; the Proclamation of the Kingdom and the Call to Conversion; the Transfiguration: and the Institution of the Eucharist.

These are all scriptural accounts found in the Gospels and in the Book of Revelation.

Why do we repeat the prayers over and over?

The prayers are arranged in decades. (lots of 10)

Each decade (of 10 Hail Marys) is preceded by the ‘Our Father’ and completed with the ‘Glory Be’

During each decade we meditate on a particular aspect of Jesus’ Life. (see above)

The beads are a means of keeping time, whilst meditating on one of the Joyful, Sorrowful or Glorious events in Jesus’ Life. Catholics are very familiar with these events as written in the Bible. There are scriptural meditations available for those who prefer to do this, or use as a guide to their own meditation. An example can be found at: https://www.rosarycenter.org/homepage-2/rosary/how-to-pray-the-rosary/joyful-mysteries-without-distractions/   Or on many other Rosary sites, or in  Catholic literature.

 

The Rosary is a very powerful weapon.

 

 

 

 

 

 There have been many miracles and military victories associated with it. Some of the most famous include:

There was St Dominic who fought against the heresy of the Cathars (that there was a god for the spiritual world who was good; and a god for the material world who was evil. He was sent by the Pope to convert these heretics, but he failed. In 1206 Our Lady appeared to him and told him to use the Rosary as a weapon. The heretics were all converted.

In 1571 Europe (Lepanto)  was under threat from Moslems. The Christians only had a small fleet and were outnumbered. The Christian flagship flew a blue banner with Christ crucified on it and the pope ordered the faithful to pray the Rosary. A huge storm destroyed the enemy and their ships.

In 1683, Europe was again threatened by a Moslem invasion – this time at Vienna, Austria. A small garrison led by a wounded general, desperately fought to hold the city of Vienna against 300,000 Turkish invaders. The armies of Europe gathered and prayed the Rosary as they marched. The city was saved through the power of the Rosary

In 1716 Peterwardsein Hungary, was threatened by the Moslems –the  people prayed the Rosary and Prince Eugene of Savoy led Christian armies to victory.

In 1945 at Hiroshima Japan – A priest and 7 others survived the nuclear bomb blast at ground zero. Scientists could not explain it. Fr H Schiffer S.J said “In that house we were living the message of Fatima”. That is – they were praying the Rosary together, daily.

In 1955 Austria faced the threat of a Communist takeover. Every day for 7 years people prayed the Rosary. Then the communists withdrew without a reason

In 1966 in Brazil, Communist rule was averted when a woman named Dona Amelia Bastos formed a group – campaign of Women for Democracy – to rid their country of the communist threat by praying the Rosary.  20,000 women reciting the Rosary in Belo Horizonte broke up a leftist meeting there. In Sao Paulo, 600,000 women praying the rosary in one of the most moving demonstrations in Brazilian history, sounded the death knell of the Communist revolution.

On April 25, 1974 the Communists came to power in Portugal. The same night, a small group of devotees of Our Lady spent the night in prayer and sought Divine Guidance for deliverance from the great evil that had befallen their country. They decided that Portugal should turn to the Rosary for aid. The apostles of the National Rosary Crusade in Portugal went north to the most Catholic part of Portugal, and on April 28, 1974, they launched the crusade. They discreetly set about asking their neighbours, one by one, to join the crusade to free their country. They feared to speak or publish too openly their request that individuals pledge to say at least five decades of the Rosary a day for their country, now held by the Communists. In November 1975, the Communists were removed from power.

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There are many miracles associated with the Rosary. We need millions of people to say it every day in order to fight the evil in the Church and in the World today. We need armies of prayer warriors. And we need them to use the most powerful weapon that God has given us.

 

                Archbishop Fulton Sheen said:

“The power of the Rosary is beyond description”