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To: JosephJames

Read it. Sadly, I think the priest needs some help. His letter to the Cardinal was all over the place and “sounded” to me a bit manic.

I don’t know whether a pastor can or can not prevent a priest in his parish from preaching a certain way. It appears as though the priest was spoken to many times about his homilies and chose not to make adjustments.

Additionally, he should have met the Auxiliary Bishop. To refuse the meeting was bad form.

Finally, the devil has been with us since the beginning. He will be with us until the second coming.


28 posted on 03/11/2016 2:24:23 PM PST by SpirituTuo
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To: SpirituTuo

Dear SpirituTuo,

If you have the patience, may I respond to your note. My words might seem a bit strong, but for me we are dealing with arriving to heaven or hell for all eternity. Lucia told us Our Lady of Fatima was always sad, and even showed the three children the horrors of hell, which few priest today have the courage to be politically incorrect and talk about the consequences of mortal sin.

You wrote: “It appears as though the priest was spoken to many times about his homilies and chose not to make adjustments.”
Make adjustments according to what criteria? Did Christ make adjustments according to the religious leaders of his time? Why was Christ crucified, because he got along with the establishment? Why were most of the prophets of the Old Testament killed? Would you write to the prophets of the Old Testament “to make adjustments”? Again, according to what criteria?

You wrote: “Additionally, he should have met the Auxiliary Bishop. To refuse the meeting was bad form.”
You wrote: “Read it.” Where did you find in the article that this priest refused to meet with the Auxiliary Bishop? This priest was called in to meet with the Auxiliary Bishop on October 13, 2015, and he went. He also obeyed the decision of the two bishops, even though this priest was not consulted before the decision.

This priest wrote about a recent annual retreat for the priests of his diocese in which the priest who gave the meditations never mentioned Our Lady, and during the retreat there was no Eucharistic adoration but rather adoration of the cross, without the corpse of Christ on the cross, as is common in the protestant churches, with the cross placed in front of the altar with a spot light on it, and the tabernacle behind in darkness. (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/02/children-of-woman.html).

You wrote: “Finally, the devil has been with us since the beginning. He will be with us until the second coming.”
Again the same question: How do we distinguish the nice words of an “angel of light” (2Cor 11:14), from the uncomfortable Truth of Christ transmitted through His Catholic Church?

Do you really understand the gravity of the situation in the Church today? What was Saint Paul trying to warn us about when he wrote that before the second coming of Jesus Christ “that day will not come, unless THE REBELLION (APOSTASY) COMES FIRST, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God” (2Thess 2:3-4). What was Saint Paul talking about when he wrote: “God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2Thess 2:11-12).

I get the impression that you would write, “you sound to me a bit manic”, to:
Mother Angelica of EWTN! “Go Get ‘Em, Mother!” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=—lYEOmSO4Q).
Double Barrel Church Militant 20,900 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91BCCe2xwCM).
Mother Angelica on Blasphemy, the Second Vatican Council, and WYD 1993 Matthew Olson 21,203 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCvX94US7SY).
The Battle Heats Up Church Militant 25,103 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS7DjPv-0kc).

I get the impression that you would write, “you sound to me a bit manic”, to:
Cardinal Burke, who said: “After the Synod in October 2014: “Many have expressed their concerns to me. At this very critical moment, there is a strong sense that the Church is like a ship without a rudder”?

I get the impression that you would write, “you sound to me a bit manic”, to:
the five cardinals who wrote the book, “Remaining in the Truth of Christ”, in defense of marriage, because after all, this book was not allowed into the Synod of Bishops in October 2014?!? Why did Our Lady of Good Success warn us (January 20, 1610), that when the Sacrament of Matrimony will be attacked and deeply profaned in our century, “in this supreme moment of need for the Church, the ONE who should speak will fall silent!”?!? Why did Our Lady send Saint Michael the Archangel to Garabandal (Spain, 1965) to tell us: “Many Cardinal, many Bishops and many Priests are on the road to perdition and with them they are bringing many souls”!

I get the impression that you would write, “you sound to me a bit manic”, to:
Pope Paul VI, because after he issued his prophetic encyclical, “HUMANAE VITAE” (1968), there was an incredible negative reaction not only on the part of the laity who wanted to enjoy the pleasures of sexual relationships without any responsibility or openness to life by using artificial birth control, but even on the part of a great number of priests and bishops, even entire Episcopal conferences (e.g., the ‘Winnipeg Statement’ of the Canadian Bishops)! BEFORE 1930 ALL MAINLINE PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS WERE IN ACCORD WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH that the use of artificial birth control was a grave evil and a serious sin. When the Anglican Church changed its stance in 1930 (Lambeth Conference) the other protestants churches quickly followed suit while Pope Pius XI reaffirmed the Church’s constant teaching on this grave evil in his encyclical Casti Cannubii (1930). When the Anglican Church first approved the use of contraception in 1930 it was only for serious reasons and only for married people who have been generous for life. However, by providing an opening for contraception, the qualifying phrase “for serious reason” was quickly ignored. Subsequently the use of contraception was viewed as virtuous behavior, and even the silent holocaust of abortion has become a private ethical choice of birth control. The unborn, unwanted babies no longer have any legal protection; they are now ripped to pieces after they are brutally murdered. BABIES DO NOT CHOOSE TO DIE! Is this not a good example of the slippery slop? The former Hippocratic oath for health care workers read: “I will administer no abortafacient to a pregnant woman.” The original Hippocratic oath acknowledged that abortion was a form of doing violence not only to the child but to the woman as well.

I get the impression that you would write, “you sound to me a bit manic”, to:
Pope Paul VI after he pronounced the dramatic words on June 29, 1972, after the Second Vatican Council, denouncing that “By some fissure the smoke of Satan has entered into the temple of God… One no longer trusts the Church; so many trust in the first profane prophet, who speaks to us in a magazine or in some social slogans, in order to run after him and ask him if he has the formula of true life. And we do not realize instead that we have already become lords and teachers. Doubt has entered our consciences, and it has entered through the windows which were meant to have been opened to the light. This state of uncertainty reigns even in the Church. It was hoped that after the Council there would be a day of sunlight in the history of the Church. Instead, there came a day of clouds, of darkness, of groping, of uncertainty…”
(http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/homilies/1972/documents/hf_p-vi_hom_19720629_it.html).
A few months before Pope Paul VI died, on September 8, 1977, he confirmed this grave judgment in a conversation with Jean Guitton. Here are the words of Paul VI recounted by the French philosopher:
“There is a great disturbance at this moment in the world and in the Church, and what is in question is the faith. It happens now that I find myself repeating the obscure saying of Jesus in the Gospel of Saint Luke: ‘When the Son of man returns, will he find faith on the earth?’ It happens that books are published in which important points of the faith are undermined, that the bishops are silent, that these books are not found to be strange. This, according to me, is strange. I read again every once in a while the Gospel of the end times and I realize that in this moment there is emerging some signs of the end times. Are we near the end? This we will never know. It is necessary to always be ready, but everything can still last quite a while. What strikes me, when I consider the Catholic world, is that a non-Catholic type of thought seems to predominate sometimes within Catholicism, and this non-Catholic thought might become the stronger one within Catholicism in the future. But it will never represent the thought of the Church. A small flock must remain, however small it may be.”
(http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/23572?).

Perhaps even Our Lady of Akita, Japan “sounds a bit manic”!
Our Lady of Akita, Japan (1973), told us: “As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead... The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see CARDINALS OPPOSING CARDINALS, bishops against other bishops... the Church will be full of those who accept compromise …” (http://www.miraclerosarymission.org/akita.htm).

Christ offered mercy but without compromising the Truth, as do many prelates today, in the name of “mercy”! Thus would Christ be considered “a bit manic”? Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote: “Rarely affirm, seldom deny, always distinguish.” Have we allowed ourselves to slide into the culture of relativism which does not distinguish right from wrong according to the norms of God?
Have we arrived to the point of: “Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God” (Jn 16:2; Is 66:5). “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil” (Is 5:20). What was Our Lady of Good Success, 400 years ago, warning us about regarding the destruction of the Sacrament of Matrimony? Compromise after compromise. If someone is not “politically correct” is this person “a bit manic”?
Again I ask, what is the criteria of what leads to heaven and what leads to hell? The opinion or consensus of the majority?
Very few Catholics today, immersed into relativism, realize that to change, even an “iota” of the saving laws of God (Mt 5:18; Lk 16:17; Mk 13:31), will bring very great destruction to eternal souls. Wars were fought in the first centuries of the Church due to disputes over the doctrine of the Church; now very few Catholics even care. If we are not alert with much prayer and study, the same old tricks of our adversary, with different dressings, will be used to lead us astray and away from God Who is the Truth and the way to eternal life. This is why we cannot rest until death, because our very intelligent enemy does not rest even at night; our enemy works in the dark!
Was Ratzinger’s forgotten prophesy on the future of the Church unfounded and perhaps Cardinal Ratzinger is “a bit manic”? (http://www.lastampa.it/2013/02/18/vaticaninsider/eng/the-vatican/ratzingers-forgotten-prophesy-on-the-future-of-the-church-h7DcrYFxNmAleoeDLkekzN/pagina.html).
You can hear Cardinal Ratzinger express the same idea in an exclusive interview with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on the World Over Live (EWTN, 2003; “Conversations The World Over - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Pt. 1”; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TO6mzCPWbg), Raymond Arroyo asked Cardinal Ratzinger what did Pope John Paul II mean by “a new springtime in the Church”. Cardinal Ratzinger replied:
“This does not mean that there will be great masses of conversions; this is not the way of God. Essential things in history begin always with small but convinced communities. The Church began with the 12 apostles. And even the churches of Saint Paul diffused in the Mediterranean with little communities, but these communities had in themselves the future of the world, because they had the truth; and the force of true conviction. I think also today it would be an error to think that now in 10 years in a new springtime all people will be catholic. This is not our future or our expectation. But we will have really convinced communities. This is the springtime, a new life in very convinced persons with the joy of the faith. But from these small numbers we will have a radiation of joy, an attraction.”
Did Cardinal Biffi at the Annual Lenten Retreat for the Pope n (Feb. 27, 2007), exaggerate when he said that the masses will follow the antichrist with the false prophet, with the exception of small groups of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants who will resist and will say to the Antichrist: ‘You give us everything, except what interests us, Jesus Christ’.” For Cardinal Biffi, this narrative is a warning: “Today, in fact, we run the risk of having a Christianity which puts aside Jesus with his cross and resurrection.” (http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/mar/07030101.html).

Dear SpirituTuo, pray for me so that I may follow our unpopular and politically incorrect Savior, Jesus Christ.
I will pray for you.


32 posted on 03/12/2016 9:16:46 AM PST by JosephJames (The Truth Shall Set You Free (Jn 8:32)!)
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