Wednesday, December 18, 2013
George Neumayr has joined the chorus of faithful Catholics who have had enough of the Pope Francis show.
And here is a video from the Remnant that highlights the hypocrisy of coming down with a ton of bricks against the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate while apostate orders whose corruption is undisciplined.
But the video derails when it go on to say that the Pope's trajectory demonstrates how wise SSPX and LeFevrites are to reject the proposal to take an oath of fidelity and swallowing the authority to bind Church teaching relative to the changes of VII. etc., dadata da.
The criticism is valid, but the conclusions and cure...completely off of the reservation. Christ's Church is where the Chair of Peter binds Church teaching. That is where it has always been and always will be. Come what may.
In 1948, Bishop Sheen wrote about the spirit of he antichrist that would manifest itself in the culture and political and theological structures. It's a good read.
The counterfeit church - the ape of the Church has been operating in our parishes, schools, chanceries, seminaries and apostolates for a couple of decades. The antichrist is a great apostasy. Some people and things will have a bad case and others, minor.
Keep alert and awake, least you find yourself following the lost souls in SSPX and sedevacanists. They're heading for the cliff.
My advice is to stay away from them.
If you feel a pull, increase your reception of the Sacrament of Confession and Eucharist to tie yourself to Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. There madness is going be outside the Church and inside - all the way up to the Vatican and down into the pews.
Those of us who have been able to hang onto sanctifying grace are intimately familiar with the antichrist's game and the players.
Sadly, the stink of it is all over the Pope Francis show.
I continue to believe he is a faithful servant of Christ and I continue to pray for him. But the spirit of his show isn't new to us. The great humanitarian leading a church without the Cross.
From Bishop Sheen:
The Antichrist will not be so called; otherwise he would have no followers. He will not wear red tights, nor vomit sulphur, nor carry a trident nor wave an arrowed tail as Mephistopheles in Faust. This masquerade has helped the Devil convince men that he does not exist. When no man recognizes, the more power he exercises. God has defined Himsel as "I am Who am," and the Devil as "I am who am not."
Nowhere in Sacred Scripture do we find warrant for the popular myth of the Devil as a buffoon who is dressed like the first "red." Rather is he described as an angel fallen from heaven, as "the Prince of this world," whose business it is to tell us that there is no other world. His logic is simple: if there is no heaven there is no hell; if there is no hell, then there is no sin; if there is no sin, then there is no judge [hello mark shea], and if there is no judgment then evil is good and good is evil. But above all these descriptions, Our Lord tells us that he will be so much like Himself that he would deceive even the elect--and certainly no devil ever seen in picture books could deceive even the elect. How will he come in this new age to win followers to his religion?
The pre-Communist Russian belief is that he will come disguised as the Great Humanitarian; he will talk peace, prosperity and plenty not as means to lead us to God, but as ends in themselves. . . .
. . . The third temptation in which Satan asked Christ to adore him and all the kingdoms of the world would be His, will become the temptation to have a new religion without a Cross, a liturgy without a world to come, a religion to destroy a religion, or a politics which is a religion--one that renders unto Caesar even the things that are God's.
In the midst of all his seeming love for humanity and his glib talk of freedom and equality, he will have one great secret which he will tell to no one: he will not believe in God. Because his religion will be brotherhood without the fatherhood of God, he will deceive even the elect. He will set up a counterchurch which will be the ape of the Church, because he, the Devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the Antichrist that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. . . .
. . . But the twentieth century will join the counterchurch because it claims to be infallible when its visible head speaks ex cathedra from Moscow on the subject of economics and politics, and as chief shepherd of world communism.