Sunday, April 10, 2016

We have a front row seat to the harvest of the antichrist.



How do we walk out on this terrible movie! LOL.


I stopped paying for the sh*t show when the drunk of a priest told my young children Confession was not necessary about 15 years ago, but check out what was printed on collection envelopes for the Third Sunday of Easter:


Have a look at the quote on our offertory envelopes for the Third Sunday of Lent: “Everyone has his own idea of good and evil, and must choose to follow the good and fight the evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.”

They are picking up the pace of grand larceny.

Some good reminders on this blog post from the saints:

Now when [the Pope] is explicitly a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church must either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See.”
St. Francis de Sales, “The Catholic Controversy”

“…a pope who is a manifest heretic by that fact ceases to be pope and head, just as he by that fact ceases to be a Christian and a member of the body of the Church; wherefore he can be judged and punished by the Church. This is the judgment of all the early fathers, who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction.”
St. Robert Bellarmine, “On the Roman Pontiff”

“If God permitted a pope to be notoriously heretical and contumacious, he would then cease to be pope, and the Apostolic Chair would be vacant.”
St. Alphonsus de Liguori, “The Truths of the Faith”

I know, I know. Our beloved Fr. Z is taking the position that the pope has not changed Church teaching and consequently we are all overreacting to the pope's written instructions to our family to contradict Church teaching and practice adultery and receive Christ's Blood in a state of perpetual mortal sin.

Let's just put our imaginations to use with this peculiar suggestion.

Let's imagine Pope Francis decided to add a chapter about celibacy of priests, perhaps suggesting celibacy is a serious misuse of conciliar teaching as it endangers a vocation and causes priests to make a booty calls at highway rest stops - and in a footnote suggests a subscription to Tinder and a room be set aside in rectories for an afternoon delight

Do you think for five minutes Fr. Z would be telling people to smoke the Church-teaching-hasn't-changed crackpipe?

Come on!

What's that you say?

You think this is far-fetched?

I don't think Fr. Z has come to grips with what this does to PEOPLE. The people we love and care about.

It hasn't hit Fr. Z. where it hurts. He would have a whole new perspective if the pope's theological errors were put into a context that would affect his immediate family.

Let's think about the theological error:

Speaking of divorced-and-civilly-remarried Catholics, Francis writes: “In such situations, many people, knowing and accepting the possibility of living ‘as brothers and sisters’ which the Church offers them, point out that if certain expressions of intimacy [i.e., sexual intercourse] are lacking ‘it often happens that faithfulness is endangered and the good of the children suffers’ ( Gaudium et spes, 51).” AL fn. 329. I fear this is a serious misuse of a conciliar teaching.

I am honestly stunned by the spiritual bankruptcy of this suggestion.

What's next? Fasting makes people fat?

The prohibitions in the Commandments cause people to sin so that must mean the Commandments are against 'conciliar' teaching?

The Holy Father doesn't seem to get the spiritual intimacy and power of fasting and how voluntary fasting from sex in irregular situations, single people and most especially priests is kryptonite against the devil. He seems completely clueless about one the most lethal weapons against the devil in our arsenal.

I digress.

In this paragraph, Pope Francis suggests the root causes of adultery can be found a couple who have been converted and enlightened and refraining from mortal sin on their journey to making their situation regular and tells these couples the Commandments are a misuse of Church teaching and to go ahead and commit adultery with each other. As if that makes it better.

You want to talk about a burden being foisted upon a marriage?

The pope has written a thesis that mandates the commission of sin based upon the relationship identity of a person struggling with lust and tempting a practicing Catholic to commit adultery.

What about women abstaining from adultery before marriage?

Don't they cause cheating and destruction?

This pope has started a list of who should commit adultery in accordance with 'conciliar' Church teaching. Just my luck I'm not on it. It's a cruel world!

This is a good time to re-post Fr. McCloskey's article on the rhetoric of the antichrist. He posted it last year on facebook with a link that said 'Are you ready?'

I don't think Pope Francis was ready. It's a crying shame because it is going to get ugly. I was hoping this spiritual confrontation would be foisted upon another generation. Getting ready for it is a lot of spiritual work and I really wasn't up for rallying for it.

But the publication of this turd has reminded me that I am much more than willing to rise to the challenge. Worthy is the Lamb.

Excellent and timely advice from our friend "Ever Mindful":

You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.

We were born to live in this hour in Christendom. Let's roll!










11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don says
Maybe it will hit home for Father Z
when those living in public adultery, approach him for the Blessed Sacrament, as they follow the exhortation. Father Z may then better understand the gravity; faced with his conscience and eternity?

TLM said...

As I've said before, at the very beginning of his Papacy, I read that Francis MAY be (key word here MAY) the biblical False Prophet. I quickly dismissed this idea as a totally overblown, hysterical and dramatic exaggeration. I am not so very dismissive of this idea now.

TTC said...

Not sure. I think of Fr. Z as a missionary whose work is writing and teaching those like us who are getting little to no catechesis in parish and school settings. I don't know how much he experiences parish life in the Novus Ordo. And let us face it, most TLM families don't put themselves in the position of polygamy.

I get the sense he knows more than his writings reveal and he is putting the situation in the context he thinks is best for all concerned. Others are called to consistently remind him that what happens in the family when a pope issues an edict to teach our loved ones to contradict Church teaching is grand larceny of salvation and it is a huge deal.


TTC said...

Not sure. I think of Fr. Z as a missionary whose work is writing and teaching those like us who are getting little to no catechesis in parish and school settings. I don't know how much he experiences parish life in the Novus Ordo. And let us face it, most TLM families don't put themselves in the position of polygamy.

I get the sense he knows more than his writings reveal and he is putting the situation in the context he thinks is best for all concerned. Others are called to consistently remind him that what happens in the family when a pope issues an edict to teach our loved ones to contradict Church teaching is grand larceny of salvation and it is a huge deal.


fRED said...

The RC Church is dead. PF confirmed that on Friday 4/8 with AL. The RC Church has surrendered to Protestantism. That is apparent since PF and his AL is supported by most of the Cardinals and bishops.

Most RCs will not give much heed to AL because it is, ho-hum, business as usual around here. Why bother to read it when we are already living it and have been for years. But now it can be brought out in the open.

Once again, I have been abandoned by the RC Church. The last 15 years I invested trying to co-parent and raise our son and maintain a sense of family have turned out to be wasted. Per PF/AL, I should have walked away and found a new spouse and began again. The RC Church has flushed my life and family down the drain.

Some say we need to just buckle down and pray, do the sacraments, and wait on the Lord. Such advice is hardly encouraging. I feel like a WWI soldier waiting to charge out again into No Mans land to be shot. It is like Groundhog Day only with (spiritual and emotional) DEATH.

The RC Church has surrendered its integrity with the publication of AL. Everything the Church has proclaimed now comes into question. If there can be such a gap now, then what has happened in the past and how can we know anymore if they are proclaiming the TRUTH? Who can be trusted?

I know I'm supposed to wait on the Lord and trust his timing even until my death. But I have been deeply wounded and I am tired. The answer to my prayers is and has been silence. Why am I torturing myself with trying to please this God who does not answer?

Where is this so called Good News I hear so much about? So far, it doesn't seem very good (unless you are a pagan or something).

Michael Dowd said...

Re: Father Z. While Church teachings haven't changed our suggested response to them has per Pope Francis who has decided they should be honored in the breach (pastoral heresy). Does this get him off the hook as a heretic? Not likely. It is ironic that Pope Francis has, by preserving Church teaching, maintained the very laws that will be used to convict him of pastoral heresy.

Anonymous said...

I think I've already mentioned on here that Fr. Z is damage control. His job is to calm the restless natives, ignore the elephant in the room, and repeat the lie that the emperor is indeed wearing clothes.

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Michael Dowd said...

RED. Don't give up. I expect God is going to get involved in the Pope Francis situation soon and He will be pleased with the folks who hung in there and tried to keep his Word. Remember, the Church is Christ's deal and He is NOT going to let it go down the drain. We have been assured of that.

TTC said...

fRED, I absolutely agree with Michael. As a single woman who refrains from dating because men expect Catholic women to sleep around, I know its tempting to think it has all been a waste but that is the despair of the devil talking. I voluntarily and enthusiastically make that sacrifice because although sex is magnificent and guarantees some companionship of a guy, it pales in comparison to the companionship and intimacy Sanctifying Grace gives me with Christ and His Angels and Saints.

I remember once another single woman asking me how I tolerate being 'alone'. As God is my witness, I remember thinking 'what is she talking about, I'm not alone' - and then shockingly realizing I was!

Don't ever regret the fruit of Sanctifying Grace! You've got to make a life where you are with the people God surrounds you with.

It's hard not to agree with you that the Pope doesn't give a rat's ass about the spouses and children who get flushed down the drain with the three years of attempts to diminish the Sacrament of Marriage to dispensable.

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