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St. Athanasius Church, Vienna, Virginia (USA) May 12, 2017
Most Holy Mother of God, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Seat of Mercy, Seat of Goodness, Seat of Pardon, sure door by which souls are to enter Heaven, see on their knees before you four sons of Archbishop Lefebvre, four bishops striving to do what they can to help you to obtain from the Pope and bishops of your Divine Son’s one true Church that Consecration of Russia to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart which can alone obtain peace for mankind, now in the shadow of a frightful third World War.
In Fatima, Portugal, one hundred years ago, you first warned mankind of the Second World War to come, of famine and persecutions, if people would not cease offending God. To prevent these disasters, you promised to return to ask for the Consecration of Russia to your Immaculate Heart, and for the Communion of Reparation of First Saturdays. If your requests were heeded, Russia would be converted, and there would be peace. If not, disasters would follow and Russia would spread its errors throughout the world. Twelve years later you returned as you had promised, and you made the double request.
However, trusting in human means to solve the Church’s grave problems, the Catholic churchmen did not immediately do what you had requested. Two years later your Divine Son Himself warned mankind through Sister Lucy of Fatima, that since His ministers were delaying to carry out His command, they would suffer grave consequences: Russia would spread its errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church, and the Pope would suffer greatly. Still the Pope perferres his human means of dealing with Russia.
In 1936 Our Lord explained to Sister Lucy that Russia’s conversion depended upon its consecration to your Immaculate Heart because He wanted the whole Church to recognize that, that conversion was a triumph of your Heart, so that devotion to your Heart would rank alongside devotion to His own Sacred Heart.
Still the churchmen hesitated, so that in 1939 the terrible Second World War broke out, and all over the world Communism extended its power. Immediately after the war your pilgrim statues of Fatima had great success, but still the churchmen would not do exactly as you had requested, and so in 1957 before Sister Lucy was silenced by the churchmen, she expressed your own sadness that neither good people nor bad people had paid attention to the message of Fatima. You said that the good people gave it no importance, while the bad cared nothing about it. But you warned us once more that a terrible punishment was imminent.
Just three years later that punishment began with the churchmen’s refusal to make public the third part of your Secret message of Fatima, which you had asked them to publish at the latest in 1960. By an almost unpardonable lie they pretended that you had told them, that from 1960 onwards they might publish it, and this effort of theirs to stifle your message of Fatima has continued ever since, culminating in the year 2000. But you have never given up your attempts to save us, while the churchmen were even mire severely punished by the blindness which overwhelmed them at the Second Vatican Council. In the third part of the Secret it is most likely that you had warned against exactly the errors which prevailed at that Council. And now the entire Church is in darkness, and the world is in the brink of the third and most terrible World War.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, most Holy Mother of God, we cry to you in our distress. Help of Christians, Refugee of Sinners, Comforter of the Afflicted we trust in you. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Mother of the Church, we implore your most loving, maternal and Immaculate Heart to have mercy upon us poor sinners, your children; hear and answer our plea. We beg of you to obtain from your Divine Son, the graces necessary for the Holy Father and the bishops to fulfill without further delay the long standing-command of Heaven, by consecrating with the bishops of the entire world, Holy Russia to your Immaculate Heart, as was requested and in the manner requested by you, on behalf of the Most Holy Trinity so long ago, and which has yet to be accomplished.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, you know-how much suffering mankind would have avoided over the last ninety years if only one of the Popes during that time had heeded your request for the Consecration of Russia. Mother of God, you had heeded your request for the Consecration of Russia. Mother of God, you and your Divine Son alone know what a frightful chastisement is now hanging over the heads of mankind if the Popes, for whatever inadequate human reasons, still refuse your request. If it depends upon them, they are liable to prevaricate, although you told us one hundred years ago how much that would make them suffer. Mother of God, your Divine Son can refuse you nothing that you ask of Him. He wishes the Consecration to depend on you, because He wishes your Immaculate Heart to be honored a the source of the Consecration’s triumph. Holy Mother of God, most humbly upon our knees we beg of you to obtainthose graces needed by the Pope to perform the Consecration.
Meanwhile before you here today, we command, we entrust, and we do whatever lies within our power, to consecrate Russia to your Immaculate Heart, not because we can remotely take the place of the Pope and the bishops of the whole world, but because we wish to honor your requests as far as we can. If only Holy Russia became Catholic once more, the Eastern Church might resurrect the Western Church, presently devasted by materialism and atheism. Mother of God, we commend our own selves also to your protect ton and to your all-powerful intercession with Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings, but who is at the same time a Son who infinitely loves His Mother, and will do anything she asks. Beloved and Blessed Mother, we have not a shadow of doubt that in the end your Immaculate Heart will triumph.
This article has been taken from “My Catholic Faith” I am not the author merely the distributor.God Bless BJS!!
For more info on what has been going on to the Catholic Church please see link below:
The following statistics via CARA:
As numbers don’t lie, the three charts above show the undeniable slow death of the Church. It also shows the so-called “Francis Effect” has had zero effect on Sunday Mass attendance.
Now, for a glimpse of what the Church was. The numbers of Pius XII, the pontiff preceding the Council, are below. And they are equally as staggering in a good way as the post-Council numbers are devastatingly bad:
This letter was written October 1, 2014 (www.TwoHeartsPress.com) By Dr. Kelly Bowring, Author of best-sellers “The Secrets, Chastisement, and Triumph” and “The Signs of the Times”. Although the Novus Ordo and so-called modern “Catholics” still have not completely seen the destruction and heresy of the 2nd Vatican Council in its entirety, it is comforting to know that a lot of Catholics are very unhappy with the hierarchy and the tolerance this new religion has for evil. Although they are still a long way off from discovering the truth about this modernist religion, and it is unfortunate it took someone as bad as Bergolio to start raising questions, never the less progress is better than complacency. Especially when it comes to the salvation of their souls
Dear Pope Francis,
As a Catholic theologian, the Church teaches that I am permitted to raise questions regarding the content of your interventions (On the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian 24). Thus, I would like to do so in this open letter.
Since becoming Pope, many of your actions and statements have raised concerns among not a few Catholic Cardinals. I too have raised some issues previously, particularly about how your words and actions seem to fulfill the credible Catholic prophecies of our times. The center of the growing concern is focused on what seems to be your intentions to change or alter Catholic doctrine and to possibly make pastoral concessions in regard to the doctrinal teaching of faith and morals.
Just Raising Questions
I begin by asking whether Benedict XVI was referring to you and your cohort when he famously stated at the beginning of his pontificate: “Pray that I don’t flee for fear of the wolves”? Are you planning to mislead many, by first focusing on the family (changing the meaning of marriage, compromising sexual morality and life issues), as it is the foundation of society and the domestic church? Why have you been deemphasizing the doctrines of homosexuality, cohabitation, abortion, and contraception? Why are you strategically placing Church leaders in key places that promote doctrinal compromise and change, and thus are already causing confusion? Are you about to direct the Catholic Church to make a number of alarming statements, regarding why it has to change and amend various parts of its structure and beliefs? Why does it seem the changing laws in our countries are being instigated in unison with the changes being proposed in our churches, with both sets of new laws blending together, to redefine and welcome every kind of sin?
Could This Become A Question of Papal Validity?
It is objectively impossible to change, dismiss, or compromise even one doctrine of the Faith. As I have discussed in another article, the Church teaches that even a pope can enter into personal heresy if he refuses to believe in even one doctrine, and if so, he de facto invalidates himself as Pope. Is there a single doctrine of the Faith that you refuse to believe in? Or are trying to change? Or will in fact soon change?
St. Thomas Aquinas confirms that any member of the Church who obstinately disbelieves even one doctrine of Faith loses all the grace of theological faith; and thus willfully maintaining only a kind of opinion in accordance with his own will, makes himself a heretic. It becomes more a matter of scandal when Church leaders treat doctrine as if it were not doctrine, claim a doctrine has been hitherto controverted, and then make efforts to redefine it by treating it as an open matter of questions of opinions or of discussion among experts. This is at its core the work of deception. Further concern occurs when members of the Church’s hierarchy say they do not intend to change a Church’s doctrine, while they then set out to make seemingly merciful but in reality damning pastoral concessions with the secretly intended effect of making a doctrine obsolete.
You Cannot Change Any Doctrine in the Catechism
While all the doctrines in the Catechism are not infallibly defined, the Catechism teaches only truth, the truth that was “once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3). Significantly altering any teaching in the Catechism, which is the Source of sacred doctrine, “the sure and authentic reference text for teaching Catholic doctrine” (FD 3), which without error “synthesizes normatively the totality of the Catholic faith” (GDC 120) and the “fundamental salvific truths” of the Faith (GDC 124), leads objectively to heresy and apostasy. Whether you change a doctrine or simply sanction breaking it in the name of making a pastoral concession (for no matter how seemingly noble a reason) or simply replace it with new laws of tolerance, all of this would amount to heresy. Changing Church doctrine even under the guise of pastoral innovation does not validate the change. Today there is a widespread radical liberalism of misguided compassion, false mercy, and excessive tolerance in the name of being pastoral and up-to-date. But only what is pastorally true can be truly pastoral. Mercy can never be cited as an alternative or counter to doctrine. Doctrinal truth cannot be adapted to the believer and age, but the believer and age must be invited to adapt to doctrinal truth. A new or revised Church teaching or allowance that overrides or changes any article of Faith, or even gives it a different interpretation from the traditional and true one, would necessarily be heretical. Is this what you are planning?
Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life and there is no salvation through anyone else. He is the fullness of all divine Revelation, which subsists fully only in the Catholic Church. The Catholic faithful must believe as true all Church doctrine. This faith “is necessary for salvation” (CCC 183) for those who are aware of it. And while the pope “has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church” (CCC 882), this applies only when he is and remains valid. Your office as pope commissions you to dutifully safeguard and authentically interpret the doctrines entrusted to the Church’s authentic Magisterium by our divine Redeemer (Matthew 16:18, 18:18), but which are not for you as an individual to subject to the play of power and agenda. And while the Church’s teaching on the ‘development of doctrine’ allows genuine progress in articulation and understanding of Revelation, it never sanctions changing, abandoning, or rejecting any Church doctrine.
The Word, as given to us in Scripture (the Bible) and Tradition (the Catechism), cannot be changed. The whole divine truth of the Faith, handed down to us in the form of sacred doctrine, is “wisdom above all human wisdom” and only understood and accepted through a profound and authentic “fear of the Lord”. It is the duty of the Church’s hierarchy to call the faithful to an “obedience of faith” to the whole truth of sacred doctrine in Scripture and Tradition with a freedom of conscience that is never freedom ‘from’ the truth but always and only freedom ‘in’ the truth. And all work of genuine plurality must safeguard the unity of the faith in its doctrinal integrity.
Instead of calling humanity to conversion to Christ and the truth of doctrine while fulfilling Christ’s great commission to “go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to observe all the truths” for conversion through Baptism, some see your approach is that of seeking to adapt and compromise doctrine to current trends in secular thinking and behavior and bend it to accommodate other religious orientations. Pope Francis, we must hold fast to what has been entrusted to us by Christ and His Apostles, that is, the whole deposit of faith found in sacred doctrine (1 Tim 6:20). We are called to let the supernatural truth of Christ speak for itself, for “what makes us believe (doctrine) is not the fact that revealed truths appear as true and intelligible in the light of our natural reason (especially from within the context of a morally corrupt society), we believe because of the authority of God himself who reveals them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived” (CCC 156). But while God cannot deceive, a pope can, especially with a deceptive badge of (false) humility and (false) love for humanity that is displayed and not genuinely practiced. Some have expressed concerns about your true intentions in this regard.
To reiterate my main point – Pope Francis, you may not change, alter, or dismiss even one doctrine without dismantling the whole deposit of Faith itself. “For whoever keeps the whole law, but fails in one particular point, has become guilty in respect to all of it” (James 2:10). Even if only the smallest and most insignificant doctrine is (at first) rejected, compromised or changed, then the whole of God’s truth is compromised. Pope Francis, you may update or change Church traditions, as many in the hierarchy have done validly, but you cannot change the Church’s doctrine, not even one iota, not even regarding the least significant doctrine (e.g., communion for the remarried, a Church blessing for same-sex couples, changing the meaning of the Holy Eucharist), without de facto invalidating your pontificate. For a Church leader to allow any substantial pastoral change to a doctrine would be impossible because it would necessarily make such revised pastoral accommodation incompatible with doctrine, which again is akin to heresy and apostasy. Make a compromise with even one Catholic doctrine and you open Pandora’s box in effect delegitimizing all Catholic doctrine.
Are You Leading the Church Toward the Great Apostasy and Schism?
Pope Francis, are you organizing a new evangelical movement, which will be announced in stages and with a strategy of gradualness, so as to avoid creating too many questions, but which will be received as a breath of fresh air by many? Are you forming a false ecumenical fellowship as part of a newly renovated church, seeking to unite the churches of the world in a New World Church, which will lead to new rituals and abominations? The Church cannot be made to suit the modern world, nor can her doctrine be changed to become inclusive, in order to suit other denominations and religions and fashions.
And no matter what other good you do, no matter what other humanitarian engagement you promote, or popularity contest you win, if you lead the faithful astray, you will be nothing more than a false pope. Just like all of us, you have two choices – to remain loyal to the Truth of Christ or embrace lies as a substitute for it, which is heresy, and spread those lies through deceit and cunning apostasy, thus dividing the Church into schism.
Pope Francis, whatever your plans, the fact is that it seems to many that you are already adding to the spiritual confusion of our times. Your focus seems to be more on man than on God, on pleasing or impressing man more than God, on seemingly helping man in his sin more than on rightfully serving and obeying God in His Commandments. If this is so, then where are you going with this? And where are you taking the Church?
Is the False Prophet Among Us?
Pope Francis, there are many biblical teachings and prophecies about the false prophet, some of which you seem to be fulfilling. Why are you vigorously supporting dissenting bishops who are proposing heretical pastoral concessions and in effect seeking to tamper with sacred doctrine, while you are ruthlessly dismissing, demoting or disempowering other Bishops who are known to be faithful to doctrine? Why do you offer tremendous pastoral sensitivity to people who don’t even want to practice the Faith and are bent on offending it, while you have directed massive antagonism towards those who do? Why does it seem more and more to some that a diabolical though intentionally nebulous disorientation of the Church’s doctrine is afoot under your leadership?
The Bible warns of false teachers who lead God’s people astray with their lies and their recklessness. St. Jude says they will pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness. Our Lord too repeatedly warned about the false teachers who will lead many to spiritual ruin. Jesus tells the parable about the weeds and the wheat, whereby the cockle-seeds of false doctrine so resemble the wheat that even farmers (theologians/apologists/bishops) have difficulty distinguishing them, for the devil likes to mask falsehood with truth, to use virtue to justify vice, and twist doctrine to justify heresy so that even the faithful are deceived. Jesus indeed warned to beware of false prophets, who come to us in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. And St. Paul declares about such villains: “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that of Christ, let him be accursed.”
Pope Francis, are you the wolf in shepherd’s clothing that Catholic prophecy has warned us about? Are you the prophesied false prophet of lies and deception who will lead the Church into schism? Are you the anti-John the Baptist and precursor of the antichrist who will rule over the world? Will you soon be at death’s door, as the Book of Revelation prophesizes, only then, just as if a miracle has taken place, seem to have risen from the dead?
Two sources of approved private revelation are particularly worth considering here. First at La Salette, Our Lady warned that Rome would lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist, the Church will be eclipsed, and we won’t know who the true pope is. And second at Akita, Our Lady warned that the deceit of Satan will infiltrate into the Church to such an extent that we will see (good) Cardinals divided against (bad) Cardinals where the Church will be caught up in a revolution. And there are many other credible Catholic prophecies that give insight, warning, and direction about our times, ones that every Catholic should be aware of. They tell us that a Church leader is coming and that through him the world will be deceived by his many acts deemed to be works of great charity, but done behind an exterior false façade of humility and sweet words presented with a wonderful and loving external charisma. By his teachings, he will encourage humanity to an exalted humanism in place of God.
It is quite possible for a master deceiver to fool the Catholic faithful: Fr. Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, with his seeming orthodoxy, humility and displayed holiness, successfully deceived even a pope saint (St. John Paul). The Catechism even states that in the latter times a great part of the faithful will be misled, specifically through a religious deception. Pope Francis, are you an imposter who will compromise the Church’s doctrine, proudly proclaim your solution to unite all churches as one, and lead the Catholic Church into schism? Will you be applauded by the secular world and hailed as a modern innovator because you condone sin? Will you soon hold a referendum that will adapt the Laws of the Church and condone new practices of sin sympathetic to twisted human rights and then force a new oath pledge upon the Church to this new false doctrine? Are you going to make a mockery of Catholic faith and morals in the name of changing discipline, pastoral action, and popular vote and follow through with the agenda to make supreme the place of individual conscience over Catholic doctrine?
In our times more than ever, Satan wants to cause great spiritual damage to humanity through deception. We know that the false prophet will be masquerading as a friend to Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Muslims. Instead, he is the false one who has entered the house of God to deceive and destroy souls through what will be the greatest religious deception in history.
Pope Francis, if you are the false prophet, seeking to steal souls through deceit, then you will lose. The Book of Revelation says that both the false prophet and the antichrist will be thrown into the lake of fire where they will suffer forever. “Evil may have its hour, but God will have His day” (Ven. Fulton Sheen). Much of what will happen to the Church in these times has been foretold, and we know that God will allow these abominations for a good reason. The Church, like Christ, will suffer her passion, crucifixion and death, only then to enter her resurrection into the new Era of Peace (Fatima). And we know there will be no defeat for the faithful, who will stand firm in the Faith and uphold the Truth – the Word of God – even in the face of adversity, heresy, apostasy, and schism. Pope Francis, to whatever defense you may have or make about the questions I have raised, time will tell the truth of things.
To the Catholic Faithful
To the Catholic faithful I say this: We live in dark and dangerous times, where our faith and morals are being attacked and repressed on all sides, most sinisterly from within the Church herself. St. Paul warned in his first letter to Timothy “that in the latter times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and (false) doctrines of demons through the pretensions of liars” (1 Timothy 4:1). You must now be alert to the signs of the times that were prophesied in Scripture, including in the Book of Revelation, and in credible Marian and modern prophecy. Solid Catholic prophecy indicates the time of the great battle foretold in Scripture to take place in the latter times is in fact upon us today. No matter what is to come, Jesus’ Catholic Church will remain intact, though a remnant. Jesus promised that the Truth could never change or be defeated. Those who separate themselves from the Church in these times by compromising doctrine, even if following a pope, will no longer be united to the true Church.
Pray for the grace to discern the Truth. The victory is the Lord’s. All you need to do is trust in the Truth, so that you can avoid the traps which may be laid down to steal your souls. Do not allow a false doctrine to be imposed on you, even if you are (wrongly) accused of lack of tolerance, lack of compassion, lack of love, lack of respect for human rights, and for being unjustifiably judgmental. May Jesus open your eyes to any possible deceit that is at hand or to lies that may be presented with half-truth, with double-talk; and may the Lord not allow any false leader to divide the Church. Pray for the grace of discernment, so that you will never deny the Truth. Be firm in your belief in the divine Word, the Church’s Teachings, and the Sacraments. No matter how much Jesus’ Church is attacked, God will never permit it to be destroyed (St. John Bosco’s famous dream of the war within the Barque of Peter comes to mind here). There may be a devious plan unfolding to mislead you into the great apostasy, the first seal of the Book of Revelation, and it will be the greatest deceit in history; so examine everything you are told from this point forward, even by Pope Francis. For man can never live on bread alone, but only on the true Word of God. To deny or abandon even one doctrine of Faith is to deny and abandon Christ Himself, as Judas did. The faithful must be alert to any possible agenda to alter or dismiss doctrine to the whims of modernity and relativism.
To the Catholic faithful and people of good will, I declare, vigilance is now required! Do not allow lies from any Church source to deceive you, and do not wrongly maintain misguided loyalties. Follow the Word of God as it was laid down from the beginning. Do not fall for the false, charitable appeals being made for the rights of those who seek acceptance for their own sinful lives, while they defy the Laws of God and now may soon receive Church sanction to continue doing so. And know this: if the pope takes the Church into heresy, the doctrines of the Church will remain true. And how can the faithful tell what is what – if any new teachings claim that Jesus condones sin, then you will know this is a lie. The truth is that Jesus always and clearly detests all sin, unequivocally, though loves the sinner. And Jesus would never compromise His truth!
Pope Francis, if you intend to accommodate any doctrine of faith to today’s profane and secular world or even to de-emphasize a certain doctrine such as to produce a new tolerance to sin, the Church will not join you, nor the faithful concede. For such apostasy would invalidate your pontificate. I instead invoke you to take up your true calling to more actively safeguard and clearly promote sacred doctrine and with it to form evangelizers who are authentic living witnesses of the Faith to form the saints of the third Christian millennium. At this time, I only encourage all Catholics to love and obey you, Pope Francis, and in all matters of the true Faith; but I also encourage the faithful to become more aware and alert to the signs of the times. Pope Francis, if you should still yet decide to allow any change in doctrine, then the Church’s legitimate hierarchy will make the faithful aware of such matters clearly at that time and how we should best respond in good faith. Otherwise, only love, obedience, and prayers for you Pope Francis, while remaining rightly alert and vigilant as to the prophetic signs of the times at hand.
Sincerely in Christ,
Dr. Kelly Bowring wrote his doctoral dissertation on the nature and meaning of “sacred doctrine” within the teachings of the Church, which was later published as “To Hold and Teach the Catholic Faith” (St. Paul’s/Alba House). He has also written two recent best-selling books on biblical, Marian, and modern prophecy: “The Secrets, Chastisement, and Triumph” with imprimatur by Cardinal Vidal and “The Signs of the Times” (Two Hearts Press LLC, http://www.TwoHeartsPress.com).
Please visit http://www.francisquotes.com for more examples of this so-called pope teaching heresy contrary to the Faith taught to us by Christ and His Apostles.
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“A Man, not Canonically Elected, will be raised to the Pontificate… In those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a Destroyer.”
“But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth a miracle in my name, and can soon speak ill of me.” Mark 9:38
A statement was recently discovered in a book by a man from Italy, presumably Catholic, stating that many priests, bishops, and even those in the Vatican no longer believe in miracles. In case there are other Catholics who may doubt the existence of miracles, this is a good opportunity to review what the Catholic Church has taught on the subject. Some Catholics may not know, but the Church teaches that it is mandatory to believe in the principle of miracles.
Looking at the definition of “Miracle” in “A Catholic Dictionary” (Attwater), it states that a miracle is “an effect wrought in nature directly by God” and that it is “wrought independently of natural powers and laws and of such a character that man reasonably concludes that God himself, who alone is above and beyond nature, is the immediate and direct cause…“. Most importantly, the definition also states, “Though a Catholic is bound to accept this principle as a matter of faith, the miraculous character of each individual occurrence must be settled by evidence. Hence no individual miracles, except those mentioned in holy Scripture, are of faith.”
Scripture confirms the continuance of miracles in the Church (which has been clearly seen throughout its history):
“Otherwise believe for the very works’ sake. Amen, amen I say to you, he that believeth in me, the works that I do, he also shall do; and greater than these shall he do.” John 14:12
“And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:17,18
Council of Trent (16th century):
“And the bishops shall carefully teach this, -that, by means of the histories of the mysteries of our Redemption, portrayed by paintings or other representations, the people are instructed, and confirmed in (the habit of) remembering, and continually revolving in mind the articles of faith; as also that great profit is derived from all sacred images, not only because the people are thereby admonished of the benefits and gifts bestowed upon them by Christ, but also because the miracles which God has performed by means of the saints, and their salutary examples, are set before the eyes of the faithful; that so they may give God thanks for those things; may order their own lives and manners in imitation of the saints; and may be excited to adore and love God, and to cultivate piety. But if any one shall teach, or entertain sentiments, contrary to these decrees; let him be anathema.”
First Vatican Council (1870):
“If anyone says that all miracles are impossible, and that therefore all reports of them, even those contained in sacred scripture, are to be set aside as fables or myths; or that miracles can never be known with certainty, nor can the divine origin of the Christian religion be proved from them: let him be anathema.”
Baltimore Catechism (1885):
Q. 324. How did Christ show and prove His divine power?
A. Christ showed and proved His divine power chiefly by His miracles, which are extraordinary works that can be performed only by power received from God, and which have, therefore, His sanction and authority.
Q. 1210. Has God Himself honored relics?
A. God Himself has frequently honored relics by permitting miracles to be wrought through them. There is an example given in the Bible, in the IV Book of Kings, where it is related that a dead man was restored to life when his body touched the bones, that is, the relics of the holy prophet Eliseus.
The Oath against Modernism (Pope St. Pius X, 1910)
“To be sworn to by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries:
….I accept and acknowledge the external proofs of revelation, that is, divine acts and especially miracles and prophecies as the surest signs of the divine origin of the Christian religion and I hold that these same proofs are well adapted to the understanding of all eras and all men, even of this time.”
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”And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.” Matthew 16:18
“Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.” Matthew 19:24
There are four marks of the Church; One, Holy, Catholic (universal), and Apostolic. The Church also has particular attributes. Two of its attributes are Infallibility and Indefectability. Here we consider some of the Church’s teaching regarding its Infallibility and Indefectability.
Extraordinary Magisterium (I.e. the teaching office)
These are two ways that the Magisterium of the Church is infallible in teaching in an extraordinary way.
Question: Is the Church’s Magisterium infallible in any other way?
Answer: Yes the Church can also be infallible in its Ordinary Magisterium.
Question: When is the Church infallible in its Ordinary Magisterium?
Answer: When the pope and the bishops are in moral unanimity, which means most all of them, teaches a belief as the doctrine of Christ, as concerning faith and morals, to the whole church, then you have something called Universal Ordinary Magisterium. It has to be taught by the pope in union with all the bishops who are dispersed throughout the world. If those conditions are met, then there is present the Universal Ordinary Magisterium and according to that same Vatican Council of 1870, we owe the assent of faith to what is proposed as the doctrine of Christ by this Universal Ordinary Magisterium. This is of Divine Faith which means it is revealed by Christ Himself. So this act of the Magisterium has the same infallibility as a papal pronouncement ex Cathedra, which is solemn or extraordinary magisterium; and is very rare.
An example of Universal Ordinary Magisterium is the teaching of guardian angels. There is no solemn declaration concerning the existence of guardian angels, but it’s universally taught by the Catholic Church. So, it is impossible, therefor, that the pope and bishops together, teaching what is contained in revelation, teaching it universally to the whole church could err. It’s impossible because they are the teaching Church and as such they are assisted in that role by the Holy Ghost.
Question : Isn’t it the Universal Ordinary Magisterium only when it is a teaching in line with Tradition?
Answer :When the Ordinary Magisterium (pope in union with the majority of bishops), teaches Universally then we are witnessing Tradition actively happening before our eyes. It is not possible for it not to be line with Tradition since the Universal Ordinary Magisterium and Tradition is one and the same thing.
Question : But do not many priests and bishops today say that this is possible for the Ordinary Magisterium to teach contrary to Christ and that this is what has happened today with the Novus Ordo Church?
Answer : Yes, it is true that many do say that, but they have unwittingly fallen into a grave doctrinal error contrary to the teaching of both Christ Himself and His Church. If you ask them to substantiate their error they cannot.
Question : Bishop Williamson seems to present a new notion of the Church’s indefectability. Does he?
Answer : Yes, he does seem to present indefectability as merely the survival of the Church and he talks about defections as being the defections of Catholics to Islam in the 6th and 7th centuries and the defection of many Catholics to Protestantism in the 16th century. And this is not what the Church means by indefectability.
What the Catholic Church means by indefectability is that the Catholic Church in her universal teachings concerning faith and morals and in her Sacred Liturgy and in her disciplines, cannot propose anything that is contrary to faith and morals. That the Church is always holy in these regards/aspects. That is, dogma and of course morals with that liturgy and discipline. It can never teach a false religion. It can never defect from the truth in its official teaching and that includes Universal Ordinary Magisterium. It cannot propose to us to do something evil; give us an evil discipline or an evil law. It cannot promulgate to us a false liturgy; a liturgy that does not portray the truth concerning the Holy Eucharist and the other sacraments. It is prevented, by the assistance of Christ, from doing this. Thus is the promise of Christ. And the whole power of the Church, is that it has this assistance from Christ precisely not to do these things. It is preserved from error.
Pope Pius the IX said in 1868, in a letter addressed to Protestants, said – in this Church, meaning the Catholic Church – “the truth must always remain stable and inaccessible to every change. So as to keep, absolutely intact, the deposit confided to her and for whose safeguard the presence and assistance of the Holy Ghost has been promised to her forever.” In one sentence, that’s what the indefectability of the Catholic Church means.
That large numbers of people defecting/defected from the Catholic Church does not have anything to do with the indefectability of the Catholic Church. The indefectability is the absolute stability of the Church in proposing the truth and in proposing the true liturgy and true disciplines that are not sinful.
Now, if we compare that to what has happened since Vatican 2, why are we reacting so much to Vatican 2 and its reforms – what Bp Williamson calls Conciliarism. Why are we reacting to all that? Why have we set up an Apostolate against those who have imposed the doctrines of Vatican 2? Who have imposed the new code of cannon law? Who have imposed the new liturgy and all of the other things that have come out of Vatican 2? Ecumenism, and many other disciplines that are contrary to Faith. Why are we opposing them if those things do not constitute a new and false religion, which is not the Catholic religion? Our very actions attest to the fact that we know, by faith, that what has come out of the Vatican 2 is a new and false religion. Otherwise, we would not oppose it. Indeed, we have gone to so much trouble to oppose it. It would be much easier to go to our local parish churches and accept everything. But we have made our lives – lives of opposition to this new religion and we are staking our eternal salvation on this opposition to this new religion. Therefore, we cannot associate this new religion and with the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, with the authority to teach, rule, and sanctify the Church, which is given by Christ – this Church, which is assisted by the Holy Ghost. Otherwise, we must say that the Church has defected. This Catholic Church, which has been promised the assistance of Christ and the Holy Ghost, that it has defected by giving the whole world this false religion. So the only conclusion is, that those who are promoting this false religion, do not represent the Catholic Church. They are phony prelates, who do not represent the Catholic Church and they are manifesting their phoniness by the fact that they are promulgating this new religion.
Question : You mention Conciliarism as the term used by Bishop Williamson. Can you speak about this notion of Conciliar Church and Catholic Church and the distinctions?
Answer : Yes, the SSPX in general, distinguishes between the Conciliar Church and the Catholic Church. They go so far as to say that the Novus Ordo pope is the pope of two different churches – the Conciliar Church and the Catholic Church and sometimes he speaks as head of the Conciliar Church and sometimes he speaks as head of the Catholic Church and the way that you can tell how he is speaking is that the Society of Saint Pius X will put what he says into a sifter, essentially, and will sift out to you the Catholic stuff and the other things will remain in the sifter. But there is a problem with that whole theory. The precise problem that we are facing is that the modernists did not break away from the Catholic Church. That they, through subterfuge, managed to rise to powers – to places of power and they then used that to impose this new religion. Now, in fact they did not have the power, but they seemed to have the power. And they use that to promote this new religion. It’s like rats at the bottom of the ship that have gotten up to the top deck and are now steering the ship ; both at the rudder and at the wheel but they have not declared themselves outside of the ship and no one else has declared them outside of the ship. That is the precise problem that we have, but that does not mean that they cease to be rats. These are modernists (better off if they were just rats), who are not Catholics. Who are attempting to thrust upon the Church this new religion and our reaction to them must be precisely that they are not in fact, true prelates of the Catholic Church, they have no authority at all to teach, rule, and sanctify the Church. They are phony prelates from which we must avoid and accuse them. They should be identified as non-Catholic, more protesters, and thrown out of the Church of Christ.
When the sheep realize that there is a wolf in sheep’s clothing in the fold, they run as fast as they can to get away from him. This is the only proper response Catholics should have. Our Lord has stated the sheep hear His voice and know Him, we are armed with the Faith this is how we know when Christ is speaking. St. Paul even tells us, even if he or an angel of Heaven should come to us preaching a different word from what has already been taught, let him be anathema. Not, let us consider him the pope in certain circumstances or that he’s in charge of multiple churches.
Question : What is the response to Bp. Williamson who says this is thinking humanly, all too humanly?
Answer : How does humanity get into any of this? This is simply a defending of the Indefectability and Infallibility of the Catholic Church; the assistance of the Holy Ghost to the government of the Catholic Church: to the true pope and true bishops of the Catholic Church. That – where is humanity in that? Those are supernatural, invisible things that come from God. How is it thinking humanly? He would like to accuse it as being an emotional response. Thinking, well, Novus Ordo is so horrible that these people could not be popes. This is untrue, as there is no emotion involved in this at all.
This is plain and simply a recognition of the true nature of the Catholic Church, of the assistance of the Holy Ghost to the Catholic Church, and the fact that this false religion cannot come down from God. It cannot come down from the authority of Christ, nor from the authority of the pope.
Pope Pius XII stated that the authority of Christ and the authority of the pope are one and the same authority. So, if we hand to them the papacy, we have to hand to them at the same time the Catholicity of the Novus Ordo, and the Catholicity of Vatican 2, and we have to hand to them the legitimacy of everything that has been done for the past 50+ years and then we have to turn around and condemn ourselves.
Question : Is this understanding of the Church’s teaching regarding Infallibility and Indefectability becoming more and more popular because of Francis?
Answer : Francis very well could be a big factor in it. There’s really no longer any reason to make any arguments when Francis is saying all the horrendous things that he has been saying for the past 3 years. Bergoglio’s statements are so damning, that anyone with a brain could figure out that he is not a Roman Catholic. How can anyone say that man is a Roman Catholic? He is a very clear and open heretic.
We have one duty: Be faithful to the teaching of the Church.
God Bless BJS!!
“And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.”
So called Catholics today are under the notion that the pope, when elected, assumes all freedom from human error. They wrongly assume that he is no longer human and everything he says and does is law and belief of the Catholic Church and this is not so. In a previous post I discussed some errors with modern clergy that contradicts official Catholic teaching; in this post I would like to go into more detail on what should be expected of the Pope, how modern clergy are not Catholic, and some examples.
To start the Pope is considered the Vicar of Christ on Earth when he lives up to the position and is in full communion with the Catholic Church. That is to say a pope remains the pope if he is not considered a heretic or a schismatic, publicly or otherwise.One cannot be the head of any corporation and be a strong proponent in the opposition. They would get booted out of office. Whether or not he is denounced publicly or privately he is either Catholic, or not. If he is not Catholic he ceases to be head of the Catholic Church.
Once again Canon Law (188) Section (4) states: ”By tacit resignation through operation of law, all offices become vacant automatically [ipso facto] and without ANY declaration if a cleric… (4) publicly defects from the Catholic faith.”
When there exists a Catholic Pope in office it is a Catholic’s duty to listen and adhere to the truths of the Faith. When there is not a Catholic Pope in office it is a Catholic’s duty to combat erroneous teachings, as well not recognize imposter clergy as being Catholic, and resist the changes to God’s Holy Mass. The pope is infallible in teaching moral truths of the Faith, repudiating enemies of the Church, and its ordinary teachings of the Faith. This occurs when the pope is actually Catholic.
Since 1958 with Pope Pius XII being the last pope that was not a public heretic, we sedevacantists believe that the chair of Peter has been empty. This is not the first time in history this has happened (popes have died without successors) but this has been the longest in Church history and has been foretold in Scripture. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15
The Roman Pontiff (when truly Catholic) is the Supreme Head of Christ’s Church on Earth. If you disobey a true pope you are committing as much of a crime against God as obeying in false obedience to things you know deep down are wrong and immoral. Both against God and His Supreme natural order over all created things. The Catholic Church is now facing every single heresy it conquered in the past all aimed at it at once.
Let us take a look at the so-called legacy of the “pope” John Paul II:
-He was praised for abandoning the Faith, praised for ecumenism, for having human rights in mind, but never for upholding the Catholic Faith.
-He kissed the Qur’an publicly, a book that denies the divinity of Christ and that He died for us on the cross.
-He removed a crucifix from an altar in Assisi and replaced it with a statue of a golden buddha, it was then incensed by buddhist monks in 1986
-He performed, as well as praise voodoo religion, worshipping of demons and false gods.
– He praised Martin Luther who stated Jesus Christ committed adultery three times. Mr. Luther was called a deeply spiritual man by JP2.
-Praised a joint declaration on justification with Lutherans that denies the teachings on justification from the Council of Trent.
-Declaring non-Catholic religions are means of salvation, contrary to the Catholic dogma that outside the Church there is no salvation. And that these other religions be taught to children.
-The promulgation of the ecumenical directory, which permits abominable acts of communication in sacred things with heretics and schismatics.
-Permission of Catholics to be married in front of Protestant religions and giving Holy Communion to non-Catholics.
-Permitting Zoroastrian priests to worship fire, which is the oldest form of idolatry, in Assisi. The reason why God called Abraham out of Aur to found the Faith upon him.
-Beatification of Mother Theresa who did not strive to convert the Hindus, instead told them to be good Hindus in Time Magazine.
-Promulgation of document concerning communion with “particular churches” that are in “partial communion” with the Church of Christ. Finding reasons to say that these sources are legitimate ways of salvation. Stating these sects have “essential elements of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church” which is directly contrary to the Apostle’s Creed itself which is insistent on one Church of Christ.
-Approval of a mass for Nestorian heretics in Iraq that has no words of consecration, and permission to Chaldean Catholics to attend this empty mass in order to fulfill their Sunday obligation.
-Believed and taught there is no fire in Hell.
-Taught that Jews were our “big brothers” in the Faith. Approval of a document that states their expectations of a messiah are not in vain.
-Permitting American Bishops to teach that we should not attempt to convert the Jews to Christ because they have their own covenant with God, which is a blasphemy.
-Stating that Muslims, Christians, and Jews all worship the same God. Even though Jews and Muslims deny Jesus Christ is God.
-Drinking a ritual potion of a pagan ceremony in the Fiji Islands.
– Permitting himself to be marked, using cow dung, by the sign of Shiva the Hindu God of destruction.
-Numbers of times he has had heretical and schismatic groups perform their rights and blessings in Catholic Churches. People that are no more priest than your mailman.
-Declaring non-Catholic religions have Apostolic missions from God.
-New Code of Cannon Law which gives rise to particular churches, communion of non-Catholics, and mortal sins of Catholics participating in the worship of non-Catholics.
-He stated in a Lutheran Church that the miracles of Christ do not prove his messianic dignity, which is in direct contrary to the teaching of the first Vatican Council in 1870.
-Use of a bare breasted 18 year old American college student to read the Epistle at mass in New Guinea.
-Giving pectoral crosses to Anglican Bishops permitting that the document Apostoligae Cure (by Pope Leo XIII in 1899 condeming Anglican orders, final statement on topic), be reevaluated. These crosses are given only to Catholic Bishops, these Anglicans are just lay people.
-Anglican Bishop installed as an official to the Roman See. The same people who can’t figure out from the Bible that sodomy is a sin and have women priests.
-Just consider the general abandonment of orthodoxy: most Catholics use artifical birth control, priests committed and are committing unspeakable immoral crimes, nuns are now feminist and pro-choice.
-No Faith, or piety.
-Consider the shape of Catholic education on all levels, and how much immortality now reigns.
Saint Pope Pius the X saw the effects of modernism coming and in 1910 wrote a papal encyclical stating that all clergy would have to swear an oath against it. In 1884 Pope Leo XIII had a vision after mass with God and Satan
Satan said, “I could destroy Your Church if I had the time, and more power over those who give themselves over to my service.” And then Pope Leo heard Christ to answer, “You have the power, you have the time: 100 years.”
Pope Leo felt compelled to ask for St. Michael the Archangel’s help against the agents of Satan on earth whom he recognized already then as having “raised the throne of their abominable impiety” in “the Holy Place itself” with the “iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.”
The prayer to St. Michael the archangel was added after Mass. But we can see that the tree of Catholicity has really been shaken, and dead fruits are abundant on the ground all around it.
God Bless BJS!!
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