Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I couldn't begin to describe the brute force of unhinged comments coming from the sedevacanist/SSPX crowd relative to my post expressing reservations about Steve's post.
Something wicked all right.
I have been honest over the course of the past few weeks out of concerns for those with fragile faith who are being sucked into the sedevacanist chatter. My original thoughts were, if I could speak honestly about the confusion within my family and network of friends, our experiences with the battleaxes and apostates rising up to seize and imprison what is left of catechesis all around us - while being a public witness to my inability to be led from Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and Sacraments, I could do some good. Save some poor slob from being sucked into the vortex.
My experiences over the last 24 hours with the encampment of papal malcontents really has me reconsidering. Hey, I don't shy away from being called names - or even accused of being the devil (I'm in good company with Pope Francis!) - but the behavior is so over the top there is something extraordinary in the supernatural world attacking this Pope.
Frankly, the high-pitched hysteria and despair coming from the people in the encampment is so deafening, I:
a) don't think there is any efficacy in the attempt to be a jackass whisperer.
b) am really starting to think this Pope is facing such hurricane force winds, I would be doing much better service to Christ by doubling up on my prayers for His Vicar.
I came to this conclusion, not just because of the diabolical stuff around my attempts to dissuade people from going the sedevacanist route, but in reading the comments on Steve's post.
Deacon>>>>>30 March, 2014 at 7:55 am
Thanks for stopping short of concluding that Pope Francis is the antichrist.
I think this comment was said in sincerity, but this comment says Steve's post skidded right up to that conclusion but did not express it.
Thanks never entered my mind.
>>>>>> 29 March, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Steve, thank you so much for your excellent piece, full of invaluable information and discernment. I’ve also had many apocalyptic dreams and feel every single day the same thing you felt when the new pope was elected, since I felt it myself as well. There is no doubt in my mind and heart that this man is the False Prophet.
Thanks for the excellent piece leaving no doubt in my mind the pope is the false prophet. What a service to my soul.
>>>>> 30 March, 2014 at 2:54 am
calling Kasper’s theology of giving remarried people communion ‘serene theology’ and praising it…yeah that’s a false prophet. That’s only one out of a millions horrible things this Pope has said.
There is much talk about a schism in Steve's post.
Congratulations on a balanced and calm piece on an emotional and fearsome topic. The Church–as you say, the solid Catholics–are definitely falling into two camps, and Francis is the continental divide.
Where most of these people are going to land is not the place I'm going or the place I wish any readers here to end up.
Please investigate the SSPX whose priests are recognized as valid priests by Rome but this order is split from Rome........Pope Benedict in February before he resigned, tried to get them back into Rome and no, .......I am still investigating. Only problem is I live in NYS and the nearest chapel is in Richfield, Connecticut.... not in full communion with Rome.
and this doozie:
>>>>>>31 March, 2014 at 12:13 am
he is not the Antichrist, but he is paving the way for him; he is the False Prophet.
Here's some poor sucker who is scandalized, reading and has come to just the right place to find words of wisdom to rip themselves away from communion with Christ's Church:
>>>>>>>29 March, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Just want to add that anyone that has any words of wisdom for me will be genuinely appreciated as I am on the verge of attending Mass at a sedevacantist chapel tomorrow morning just so I can have some peace and the Faith and a Mass that will lift me up and out of myself instead of dragging me through the mire......There are two churches in reality, which is an impossibility. But one is True and the other an Imposter. Our souls are at stake. Those who remain in the new church of Novus Order will lose their faith.
Great balls of fire.
Here's the last one I'll cite, but there is plenty more where these came from:
>>>>>29 March, 2014 at 7:48 pm
Unfortunately, _______you don’t have your morality and principles straight. The fact is, a pope can become a heretic and automatically cease being pope. The Church said so. St. Bernard believed the final Antichrist would be a false pope whom the majority of the Catholics in the world would think was a true pope.
Oh yea, I think I read about that in fisheaters. They said he also flew to the moon on his pogo stick.
I do not wish to be any part of the machine that spits out this product!
Please, remember that Christ's Mystical Body is literally His Body. The devil cannot replace His Head. The gates of hell do not prevail against Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
There is a lot of stuff being taken out of context by people who do not know the context of saints writings and the theology behind it.
There is no such thing as 'making choices between the faith you know' and Christ's Deposit of Faith as it is bound. What is bound is your faith. Remember that the approved apparition of Fatima has us following our Pope.
Don't try to figure it all out or worry about it. It is not for us to know the when, where and how. It ends ugly in this life. We are martyred. This generation, the next or a hundred from now. Tomorrow. It doesn't matter. Live your life every day taking care of the people around you. Increase the Sacraments, Adoration, Prayers, Fasting. Do what you can to teach the truth in your world. Love the people around you.
When the end comes, there are people on the outside and people on the inside. Pope Francis is trying to increase the people on the inside. If they show up, embrace and love them.
Don't don't take any chance or follow any leads of anyone heading outside. Don't walk, run.
He that hurteth, let him hurt still: and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is just, let him be justified still: and he that is holy, let him be sanctified still.  Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render to every man according to his works.  I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.  Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.  Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and unchaste, and murderers, and servers of idols, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.