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Friday, 30 October 2020

Pope Francis the Predator and Abuser: how the pope is terrorizing faithful Christians who have same-sex attraction

 



I have been silent on the recent remarks made by the Pope in favour of  State recognition of homosexual cohabitation seeing that it would likely only contribute to the chaos and confusion created by this man, his handlers, agents, and protagonists.

I had warned Catholics for several years now to hold fast to the Faith, to NOT leave the visible Church (as there is NO other) for some Synagogue of Satan, to gird their loins for greater outrages and scandals emanating from Rome. All of this - sadly - has happened. I conveyed these sentiments the other day to a Catholic friend, who also is a prominent blogger. We also discussed how this man is trying to induce Catholics to leave the Church to engage in "schism". We have news for the Pope: we are not going anywhere. 

When I post, my greatest concern is that I do not know the vast majority of readers, I cannot sit down with them for a coffee and have a good heart to heart discussion about the crisis. Hence, I seek to avoid unnecessarily disturbing people, when they already have been deeply disturbed by the spiritual scandals and outrages. 

I am seeking to encourage Catholics to hold fast to the Faith no matter what takes place in the Church. As Catholics, we need to take the holy women of Jerusalem as our example, or the Catholics in Japan who held fast for several hundred years without any priests. They had not one building, not one brick, no money, but they had the Faith.

However, after reading Joseph Sciambra's latest post entitled "No Habeo Papam", I wished to direct readers to Joseph's blog to see the immense spiritual and psychological damage Francis has created. We need to pray for, and encourage Catholics who are afflicted with same-sex attraction to remain with Holy Mother Church, knowing that She (seemingly "tough" on homosexuals) has only their eternal salvation in mind. Joseph Sciambra is one such faithful Catholic who had same-sex attraction and was deceived and lied to by evil priests about homosexuality. We need to hear what Joseph has to tell us about the Pope's betrayal of faithful Catholics who struggle with this affliction. 

 Joseph writes:

Apologists for the current Holy Father, often dismiss or explain his several pro-gay statements are the result of: mistranslations, media manipulation, or confusion among the laity. But I do not think any of these are true. Pope Francis is neither naive nor stupid; he isn’t flippant either. He is methodical. Oftentimes, Francis acts like a predator. At first, they seem caring and sympathetic. Then you start to notice little deceits and lies; you scold yourself for doubting them – after all, they love you. The manipulation and mistreatment starts-out slowly and is sometimes obvious to perceptive bystanders. Later, after the abuse gets worse – you are making excuses for them.

Words have meaning. You can’t take them back. Francis never tries. His apparent approval of gay civil-unions – it’s already starting; not surprising, in my old hometown of San Francisco. Lives are being affected. Damage done. Francis is directly responsible for each soul that is lost. He is the abuser.

 

It is now a week (?) and we have yet to hear anything coming from Rome. The Archdiocese of Toronto was contacted by the far-left, fanatically pro-"LGBT" Canadian news agency CTV for a comment from Cardinal Collins, to which Archdiocese responded "no comment" until a formal statement comes from Rome. This means Cardinal Collins knows the Pope is wrong, but is a coward. Collins is, whether he realizes it or not, an enabler to this predator and abuser in Rome. Collins is part of the problem. 

Let us now contrast the words of the present papal incumbent with those of Pius XI, who, writing about Matrimony and the normal relations of man and woman noted the following: 


The evil of this teaching is plainly seen from the consequences which its advocates deduce from it, namely, that the laws, institutions and customs by which wedlock is governed...and though the purpose of matrimony be set aside, as though to suggest that the license of a base fornicating woman should enjoy the same rights as the chaste motherhood of a lawfully wedded wife. 

  

If Pius XI could say that about the State giving the "same rights" to a "base fornicating woman", what would he say of the State giving the "same rights" to those engaged in unnatural sexual acts, in creating counterfeit "unions"? We have the answer on page 13 of Identity and Memory by St. John Paul the Forgotten, when the late Pope denounced the push for same-sex "civil unions"  as an "IDEOLOGY OF EVIL".

 Let us now return to Pius XI to see the consequences of undermining holy Wedlock. Here, interestingly, the words apply ESPECIALLY to Francis' duplicitous and deceitful techniques:

 

Not all the sponsors of these new doctrines are carried to the extremes of unbridled lust; there are those who, striving as it were to ride a middle course, believe nevertheless that something should be conceded in our times as regards certain precepts of the divine and natural law. But these likewise, more or less wittingly, are emissaries of the great enemy who is ever seeking to sow cockle among the wheat. We, therefore, whom the Father has appointed over His field, We who are bound by Our most holy office to take care lest the good seed be choked by the weeds, believe it fitting to apply to Ourselves the most grave words of the Holy Ghost with which the Apostle Paul exhorted his beloved Timothy: "Be thou vigilant . . . Fulfill thy ministry . . . Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine."
 

Pius XI wrote of standing in the "ruin" and proclaiming the truth. What would he say that his successor (instead of being vigilant and fulfilling his ministry) is, to the contrary an "emissary of the great enemy", and "striving" for "a middle course" to "concede in his time precepts of the divine and natural law" regarding the  very relationship between man and woman, by proposing a change in laws and institutions? What would Pius say about the scandalous (indeed gravely sinful) silence of bishops? He would say they are collaborators in the evil perpetrated by the Pope.

Dear Catholic friends, let redouble our resolve to stay with the holy women at the foot of the Cross. Let us stay with Our Mother. Let us NOT abandon Her for some Whore. Let us stay by Her bedside and comfort Her, whilst She is being assailed by the very men who should be serving and protecting Her. 

Let us also remember one other very important thing. The pope, ANY Pope, no matter how holy he may be, is only a man. He is NOT the head of the Church; Jesus Christ is the Head and He operates through the Holy Spirit upon His Church. The Pope is but His vicar. The Pope receives special graces, but, he also has free will, and he can refuse those graces. Caiaphas also received special graces, and he threw them all away and orchestrated the greatest crime in history: Deicide. 

Let us not forget: on the first Good Friday Our Lord was in total control. He was allowing those evil men to crucify Him of their own free will.  Likewise today, Francis  and his modern day Sanhedrin of evil Cardinals, are allowed to persecute the Mystical Body; for the Church is in need of purification, and through it will come a renewal of sanctity. The all powerful God draws good out of evil, and we must gird ourselves to be on the winning side of Christ during this purification. 

Friends, please pray for Joseph Sciambra and all our same-sex attracted Christian brothers and sisters that they carry their cross (as we carry ours) and remain chaste; that they remain faithful to Jesus and His Church, knowing that if they "run the race" great will their reward be in Heaven.

St. Philip Neri and the Hidden Life

The following video was aired close to seven months ago by the Oratorian Fathers at the Toronto Oratory.

It speaks about the value of nourishing one's faith in a hidden manner, using the life of St. Philip Neri, who spent a number of years quietly studying the Faith and cultivating virtue in a Roman house before going on to make Rome his India. 

It is called "hidden" because we know comparatively little about that time in St. Philip's life as opposed to his public ministry and the founding of the Oratory. It is important to note he physically retreated from the world at large before coming onto the Roman scene, and it was this extended hidden life which contributed to his extraordinary feats in life.

Even though it was aired at the beginning of the present pandemic, it still offers plenty of food for thought, because while pandemics come and go, the need to cultivate and nourish one's faith and virtue in a hidden manner is ever-present. We are in a time where the current papal incumbent is allowing a globalist mindset to enter the Church of Christ through the back door through his own actions. He is causing broad confusion and all of the Church is suffering for it. His idol worship last October is likely what brought us to this present chastisement. It is of imperative importance that we secrete away some part of ourselves to marinate in the rich fertile earth of the unchanging teachings of the Church, Her prayers, and the writings of those who have come before us.

For if the present chastisement comes to an end with fire, brimstone, or the existence of a smaller Church without any of the present trappings, the fruits of our hidden lives may well be our only sustenance besides the Body of Christ.

If not - well, we will have a confident means to our particular salvation, so long as we make God our bedrock as St. Philip Neri and countless saints have done before us.

Friday, 23 October 2020

Litany of St. Joseph

 


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us .
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Illustrious son of David, pray for us.
Light of the patriarchs, pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Foster-father of the Son of God, pray for us.
Watchful defender of Christ, pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.
Joseph most just, pray for us.
Joseph most chaste, pray for us.
Joseph most prudent, pray for us.
Joseph most valiant, pray for us.
Joseph most obedient, pray for us.
Joseph most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of patience, pray for us.
Lover of poverty, pray for us.
Model of workmen, pray for us. 
Glory of domestic life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of families, pray for us.
Solace of the afflicted, pray for us.
Hope of the sick, pray for us.
Patron of the dying, pray for us.
Terror of demons, pray for us.
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.


V. He made him the lord of His household.

V. And prince of all His possessions


 

Let Us Pray.

O God, Who in Your ineffable providence were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Your most Holy Mother, grant that as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may be worthy to have him as our intercessor in Heaven, You Who live and reign forever and ever. 

R. Amen.


Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Has the Russian Orthodox Church become the bulwark against the de-Christianized and pagan "West"?



An interesting discussion amongst American protestants in 2017 reveals that a few of them are beginning to see the Orthodox Church as the bulwark against the onslaught of immorality, (as at the very time the leaders of the Catholic Church are failing in their duties to God and Man).

A video of these gentlemen that I had put up on our Youtube channel was banned in less than 24 hours as "inappropriate". I presume it was electronically tagged as there is a violent campaign against Orthodoxy, especially Russian Orthodoxy amongst the western "Deep State". I contacted Youtube and informed them that the video contained information that was readily available on Youtube, along with editorial commentary of the host and his regular commentators. 








The grotesqueness of the initial video take-down only reflects the pathological hatred and rage against the huge strides made by the Russian Orthodox Church since the collapse of Bolshevism. Indeed, in June the Russian Federation adopted a new Constitution that recognizes God, and that marriage is between one man and one woman. 
 
Meanwhile the United States' Supreme Court (building on its "legalization" of homosexual "marriage") just ruled in favour of "LGBT workers", and the Department of Justice continues to conduct a worldwide campaign to "decriminalize" homosexuality. You tell me upon whom God will impart His Blessings, and upon whom He will pour out His Wrath. You tell me where Bolshevism has reappeared, in a more virulent and diabolical form.




Strange how God works, that after 70 years of being scourged and enslaved Russia is now more Christian than the monstrous depraved barbarians who run the apostate Christian "West". For years I have stated and will continue to state, that the hatred of Russia is for one reason: the rise of the Orthodox Church. Do not ever forget: the men who overthrew Russia in 1917 had a pathological hatred of Christianity. Over sixty million (60 MILLION) died under the Hammer and Sickle. 




But God did not abandon Russia. The question now is, has God abandoned us, because we have rejected Him? Take a look around you. Do you see churches being built? Do you see conversions,  a growth in religion? Do you see people abandoning their wicked ways? Do you see the State authorities passing laws in defense of Christian morality? Or do you see something else? 

Now let us listen to these separated brethren lament the collapse of their country, and their awareness that America is rapidly descending into greater immorality and evil. As they say, "America has become Babylon". Also pay VERY close attention to their closing comments on China. You will learn the real reason why the "Western" powers are ramping up their propaganda, and preparing for a major war with China. 
 


Tuesday, 20 October 2020

The Fires of Guedelon

 

Guedelon Castle, in Triegny, France is currently being constructed in real-time. Medieval methods of castle-building are being used in the modern world.

More videos can be accessed from the video's channel.

It is a fascinating project.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Pope Francis: Papal Scandal and Heresy. What can faithful Catholics do?


He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 
John 21:17 

[Note: I began this before the lockdown, and with very minimal revisions, completed it today]

Following the issuance of the dogmatic teachings on the very strict limitations of Papal Infallibility, and the Code of Canon Law of 1983 on heresy (unchanged from the 1917 Code), the various theories of papal heresy and the solutions over the past centuries must be viewed henceforth through the lens of Vatican I and Canon Law. For example, the "Bellarmino Solution" or the "Cajetan Solution" and so on must be placed within the context of post-Vatican I dogmatic Church teaching and Canon Law as they pertain to heresy. What may have been possible opinions/theories have ceased after the dogmatic teachings of Vatican I on the visibility of the Church, the role of Peter, and papal infallibility. Catholics must not forget that these opinions/theories were those of private doctors. They are not dogmatic teachings. 

Two contemporary "solutions", that have gained a lot of traction, are not solutions at all. The Sedevacantists argument is: the Pope is a liberal, liberalism is heresy, therefore the Pope is not the Pope. The Modernist apply this same logic from the opposite extreme: the Pope is a liberal, but the Pope is Catholic, therefore we must be liberals. 

There is a Catholic solution: Vatican I and Canon Law. The question of a Pope being a heretic, is in a sense then, besides the point. The scandals, heresies, and schismatic intentions that a Pope can convey do not ipso facto deprive him of the Papacy. In fact, history proves this beyond debate, with heretical (or dabbling with heresy) Popes remaining Popes. 

A huge problem remains for Catholics striving to live holy lives, knowing that to be saved, we must be attached to the visible, hierarchical Church. To break with the Church, is to break with Christ. Outside the Church there is no salvation. 

The problem and question is: obedience. This is a key point, as it is normal and natural for a Catholic to want to obey the Pope. 

Just how does a Catholic navigate the waters of obedience when faced with a Pope who scandalizes, manifests intentions that seem schismatic, and engages in actions and words that seem or could be interpreted as materially heretical? The non-Catholic and emotional reaction is to declare the Pope deposed. An imposter who sits on the Throne of Peter. Here we have a serious problem.  To call the Pope an "antipope" or "heretic" [formal] is to judge a priori without recourse to the Church, the very Church that these rebels claim they are defending! You cannot defend Christ by unlawfully withdrawing filial respect and obedience to His lawful Pastors. The Catholic Church is a Monarchy not a democracy, with Christ as the Head, and the Pope as His earthly Vicar. However, the Pope as Vicar does NOT have absolute powers over the Faithful. One papal title is "servant of the servants of God". We can therefore outline certain parameters that a Pope cannot circumvent: 

The Pope cannot Rule as a Tyrant

Catholic teaching includes dogmatic teachings of the ecumenical councils, which no Pope can change. The Pope, like all Catholics, is also bound by Canon Law, which, without sinning, he cannot on a whim disobey. The Pope can change Canon Law, but he cannot change it so that is is contrary to Faith and Morals. Further, until Canon Law is changed, the Pope, if he violates it sins against the Church, against the virtue of obedience, against charity, and misleads the faithful. We know this from common sense: if the Mayor in a city speeds, he is breaking the law and should be subject to a fine. Until the law is changed, the Mayor cannot exceed the speed limit. Otherwise he acts unjustly, displays a dictatorial bent, and manifests contempt for the citizenry.
 
Violating the law of the Church is far, far graver than the violation of a city ordinance. Simply put, the Pope is not above the Law, even "his" Law.  In fact it is NOT his law, but the Church's, to which the Pope must submit. Otherwise he sets himself up as a despot. 


Obedience to the Pope is not Limitless

St. Paul himself, warns us in Galatians 1:8: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed". If you had lunch with the Pope, and he asked you to jump out the window at St. Marta's, (or place a beach ball on an Altar), you would be under no obligation to obey him. To the contrary, you would be bound by God's Law to not only reject his proposal, but to admonish him for violating God's Law. The Pope is not some sort of Oracle, a "divine" robot regurgitating every thought of God. This is a damnable heresy that is spread by protestants, ignorant Catholics, and misapplied by both Sedevacantists and Modernists. 

The First Vatican Council reiterates traditional Catholic teaching that binds the papal hands regarding touching Catholic Dogma and Tradition (related to dogma and doctrine). The actions, statements, pronouncements, ad hoc chit chat, telephone calls, interviews with this or that journalist, must always be placed within the context of Church teaching, otherwise we fall into the madness of the "Talmud-Hadith Thesis". That is, every word and action of the Pope is a "brain dump" from God which minutely regulates the lives of Christians. This is what has become to also be known as "papolatry". 


The Question of Evil Popes

In Governance and Discipline, according to the same Council, the Pope has supreme and universal jurisdiction. However, many papal acts of governance are reversed, overturned, and modified by successors, precisely because they do not pertain to doctrine. Further, acts of Governance and Discipline must be for the pastoral good of the Church. A number of Popes who abused their authority and perverted the justice of good governance in the service of the Gospel can be cited. For example, Paul IV, Alexander VI, and other renaissance popes ruled as despotic princes, and committed grave sins of uncharity and injustice. Some Popes have been elected through simony. Even a simoniacal man who seizes the Throne of Peter through evil means, once recognized by the Church, becomes Pope (e.g. Julius II, Alexander VI), for God will not allow His Church to be headless. Though the First Lateran Council declared prelates who engaged in simony to lose  Office: “‘Following the examples of the Holy Fathers’ and renewing the duty of our office ‘we forbid in every way by the authority of the Apostolic See that anyone by means of money be ordained or promoted in the Church of God. But if anyone shall have acquired ordination or promotion in the Church in this way, let him be entirely deprived of his office.'” (Denz. 359), it did not apply to men who were once recognized as Pope, as my two examples above illustrate. 

Besides the grave sin and crime of simony some Popes have fathered children, others have committed murder and other crimes. Who can forget the active homosexual, rapist, murderer, simoniacal Benedict IX? However, like the heretical popes, these men, still to this day, are listed as Popes. Along with heretical Popes, evil Popes also remain Popes.


Pope Francis 

So we come to Pope Francis, a man who it cannot be denied has abused his Office, created scandal such as his promotion of men gravely suspect of heresy into the episcopate, met and embraced two homosexuals he met whilst on his visit to the United States, the protection/promotion of known homosexuals in the curia, coverup in the de facto international pedophile gang. 

He has also engaged in remarks and actions that are very grave causes for concern. I shall only cite a few examples of documented facts, not gossip or rumours. Examples include: his official renunciation of preaching the Gospel to Jews. His refusal to preach the Gospel to Moslems, Buddhists and others. Equivocation on the existence of Hell (which incidentally has been causing consternation amongst the separated brethren), the contradictory obfuscations in Amoris Laetitia. More recently we have the Amazon Synod working Document that also contains the following: No. 121: "the Spirit of the Lord has taught these peoples [Amzonian animists] throughout the centuries faith in the God Father-Mother Creator...") etc. Most recently we have his scandalus "Tutti fratelli" document that mixes truth, falsehood, innuendo, politics, and subtle gossip into a unpalatable stew of spiritual poison.


Is Francis a Punishment from God? 

However he remains the Pope. Why? Why does God allow a man who refuses to preach the Gospel to Jews, Moslems and others; who is and is permitting error and confusion to be sown in the Church, to be on the Throne of Peter?  Perhaps as a just punishment from God on His Church which has been, and continues to be grossly disobedient? Who can deny that a just punishment should not be meted out on the vast majority of Catholics who rejected Humanae Vitae, or ignored it, or even indirectly contributed to the error by  believing (and living it) it themselves but not teaching it to family members? 

Jesus Christ took marriage very seriously. He upbraided the Jews for their issuing divorce certificates. The spirit of the Judaizers (the very original heresy) was already rampant in the 1960s. We saw it reappear during the recent Synod on the Family when one high ranking Prelate preferred the abrogated Law of Moses to the living Law of Christ. Let us not forget the warning of St. John Eudes, who said that when God permits evil priests, it is a sure sign that God is angry with His Church. 

Who cannot deny that over the decades, and even well before the Second Vatican Council, the Church was already committing adultery with the World? Who can deny that Catholics are in need of scourging for being so lukewarm, so engrossed in sin? Just look at the use of contraception, the abortion rates, the explosion in pornography, the support for sexual deviancy amongst Catholics.  God has every reason to be outraged with Catholics who are openly mocking His Law. The price for infidelity, as reflected in the Old Testament, is constant scourging by God, and the final deportation into slavery in Babylon for the unfaithful Israelites. Let there be no mistake, our countries, our cities, our very parishes are modern "Babylon". 

Throughout this mysterious crisis, let us not forget that Jesus Christ remains in absolute control as the Lord of History.  He permits the Pope to still remain the Pope. For as all powerful, He could strike the Pope dead today, if He so decided. Francis remains on the Throne for a reason known to God, just as the High Priest Caiaphas remained on the "seat of Moses" whilst he was organizing the greatest blasphemy and crime in history: Deicide. Yet Our Lord did not depose him, but recognized Caiaphas as the head of the Jewish Church (at that time the one true religion, until they rejected and crucified the Messiah) until the Sacrifice was Offered on the Cross. When, and only when the Curtain of the Temple was rent in two was the Old Covenant abolished and the Church born out of the blood and water from Christ's side to become the new Israel, led at that time by a tiny remnant of faithful Jews. The rest had fallen away into apostasy. 

Loyalty to Christ through Loyalty to the Church 

Let us return now to the question of obedience to the Popes that Jesus Christ permits to sit upon the Throne of Peter. As I have tried to outlined above, when a Pope diverges from what he is bound as Pope to teach and defend, we are not bound to obey. The Pope as bishop is also a private doctor.  Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga emphasized this very point last December on Polish television, when discussing the issue of obedience. It must not be forgotten that upon his Episcopal consecration, Jorge Bergoglio professed the following, and when a Catholic respectfully disobeys the Pope, it should be because the Catholic desires the Pope to remain faithful to his promises to Christ. It is not rebellion, but seeking the Pope to reaffirm his faith in Christ:    
With firm faith, I also believe everything contained in the word of God, whether written or handed down in Tradition, which the Church, either by a solemn judgment or by the ordinary and universal Magisterium, sets forth to be believed as divinely revealed.
I also firmly accept and hold each and everything definitively proposed by the Church regarding teaching on faith and morals.
We must love the Church, love the Pope, pray for the Pope, especially for any Pope who may have gone out of his Catholic mind! The words of Our Lord to St. Peter: "Simon, Simon do you love me", also apply to us. Do we love Him? Do we really love Him? Do we love Him enough to trust Him and remain in His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church? When churchmen like Cardinal Burke, Archbishops Lenga, Vigano and others speak, they do so out of love for the Pope, that he affirm the Faithful in Christ's unchangeable Teachings.  


The Activity of Satan in causing Confusion

Satan is also very active. He loves dissension, confusion and hatred. There is a diabolical temptation to anger, rage, quarreling, private judgment etc. St. Paul warned us, all these come from the Evil One. None of this will reform the Church, but on the contrary, only add to the destruction, and loss of souls. If the Pope does or says something crazy: turn to prayer, to penance. Do not follow him into error,  but also do not rage, do not lead others into confusion. Christ is in control of His Church! It is His Church, and not the Pope's. Remember we are not supposed to be "papolators", are we? But it is also not my Church or yours. It is His. Let us NOT forget that. Failure to recognize this is to place far too much trust in man, and far too little in God. 


Christ is the Head of the Church

It is de fide, that Christ is the Head of the Church. One of the greatest temptations is to abandon the Church because of our revulsion that She has been betrayed into the hands of sinful men. But that would be a catastrophic error. We can choose: will we be like the daughters of Jerusalem, the women at the Cross, or will we run and hide like the Apostles? Or, far worse, will we betray Our Lord and join with Judas to sell out the Church to Caiaphas and other evil men who proclaim daily, "he will not reign over us"? 

Friends, let us remain with the Church as she is abused, raped, sold into prostitution by the very men who should be loving and serving Her. Let us not abandon Jesus, as He is being re-crucified in His Church. Let us not flee to false synagogues of Satan, let us not leave the Church for some nonexistent "church" or sect. To flee is to flee from the foot of the Cross, to abandon Christ to His enemies. Schism, as I have been trying to warn, is no solution at all, but in fact an aggravation of the crisis. To leave the Catholic Church because bad men control the Hierarchy, even the Papacy is pathetic. Did the holy women walk away from the foot of the Cross? 


Our Weapon is Prayer

Have you been to Mass today? [you can see that this was drafted well before the lockout from our churches] Have you visited the Blessed Sacrament? Have you made a good examination of conscience? Have you prayed the Rosary? Have you forgiven your "enemies", those who may have mocked you for staying faithful to Christ's Church? Do you love the Pope? You may not like him but you are commanded by the Law of Christ to love him. If you have hate in your heart, you have Satan there. 

The first step in ending the madness in the Church and the world is that each one of us, in humility recognize our sins, make a good confession, a firm purpose of amendment, and strive to lead holy lives. It means seeking out a priest to whom we regularly make a good confession. This is critically important, as for what is "self-evident" heresy, may actually be us in error. Let us not forget the lesson the Abbe de Nantes taught the dissenting, schismatic priests back in 1969: no one can authoritatively pronounce someone as guilty of heresy. We may - with charity - say someone seems to be suspect, perhaps even guilty of material heresy. But NO one, outside of the Church through Her juridically appointed judges, can pronounce the sentence of formal heresy upon another. To deny this is an act of rebellion and despising the legitimate Authority of Christ through His Ministers. It is implicitly denying Christ as King. 


The Absolute Need for a Spiritual Director

We need to have a spiritual director, who can act as a guide in these tumultuous times. A spiritual director can provide the necessary brake on our natural inclination to pride. The refusal to have a spiritual director, someone whom we obey, is a sure sign of spiritual pride which will only have sad consequences. Critically, the spiritual director can provide essential guidance on how to act and react to the crisis in the Church, so that if and when scandals and heresies arise, we will be guided through the minefield and not be scattered to the winds, with the very heretics we wish to avoid. The Catholic Church functions on Authority, thus we expose ourselves to the grave danger of private judgment without spiritual direction. 

We may also need to make practical reforms in our lives which are leading us, and others into sin. For example, we may have to  give up, change the direction, and/or greatly reduce our social media activity, if our confessor sees it as an impediment to growing in holiness. 

If we cannot reform ourselves, we can hardly reform the Church, even less can we call for reform without being convicted of hypocrisy. Let us do penance, let us pray, let us serve others in our lives, and let us leave the rest to the Holy Spirit. For it is the Holy Spirit who is the True Reformer. May the words of St. Paul be our guide:

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" 
2 Timothy 4:7

Saturday, 17 October 2020

In the face of a growing clerical crisis and global apostasy from the Papal Throne downwards, Joel tells us what we must do to alleviate God's anger

Just as he told the Jewry of his day, the prophet Joel tells us, the spiritual descendents of the Jews, what we must do to alleviate God's anger and what will happen once we make proper reparations:

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Time now, the Lord says, to turn the whole bent of your hearts back to me, with fasting and with mourners’ tears.
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It is your hearts, not the garments you wear, that must be torn asunder. Come back to the Lord your God; he is ever gracious and merciful, ever patient and rich in pardon; threatens he calamity, even now he is ready to forgive.
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Who knows but he will relent, and be appeased; cast one glance behind him, and, enough for his own due of bread and wine-offering, spare us largesse yet?
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The trumpet, there, in Sion! Here is fasting proclaimed, the citizens assembled;
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the folk summoned, the cleansing rites performed, the elders met; weanling must be there and babe unweaned, groom leave his chamber and bride her bower.
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Hark how the priests, that wait upon the Lord, make lament between porch and altar, crying aloud: Spare thy people, Lord, spare them; thy chosen people, do not put them to the shame of obeying heathen masters! Wilt thou let the Gentiles ask, What has become of their God?
18
 
People of a land well loved, he spares us yet.
19
 
His answer comes, Here is corn and wine and oil to your hearts’ content; no more will I let the nations mock you.
20
 
Far he shall be driven from your lands, the northern invader; out in the trackless desert he shall lie, vanguard to eastern, rearguard to western sea, and nothing more shall assail you but stench and stink of him, this enemy that did so wondrously.
21
 
Fear no more, land of Israel; in the Lord’s wondrous doings triumph and rejoice!
22
 
Fear no more, beasts that roam the country-side; grass grows on the upland meadows! There is fruit on the trees again; vine nor fig-tree ever bore so lustily.
23
 
Rejoice, men of Sion, and triumph in the Lord your God; proof he gives you of your restoration to favour, making the winter and the spring rains fall, as in time past.
24
 
Now the threshing-floor shall be piled with wheat, and the presses overflow with wine and oil.
25
 
Profitless years, when the locust ravaged you, Gnaw-all and Ruin-all and Spoiler, that great army of mine I let loose among you, they shall be made good.
26
 
Eat you shall to your hearts’ content, praising the name of the Lord your God for his wondrous protection; never again shall Israel go away disappointed.
27
 
I will make myself known among you, I, the Lord your God, who alone am God; Israel cheated of their hopes never again!
28
 
And afterwards? Afterwards I will pour out my spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and daughters will be prophets. Your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men see visions;
29
 
everywhere servants of mine, handmaids of mine, inspired to prophesy!
30
 
I will shew wonders in heaven, and on earth blood, and fire, and whirling smoke.
31
 
The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the day of the Lord comes, the great, the terrible day.
32
 
And never a soul shall call on the Lord’s name but shall find deliverance; here on mount Sion, here in Jerusalem there shall be refuge; for a remnant, a remnant of the Lord’s own summoning, there shall be deliverance at last.

Joel 2: 12-32

Thursday, 15 October 2020

The International Basilian Pedophile Ring: Is there a massive coverup of sexual predators?

The Basilian "House of Horrors"

A great "holocaust" of sexual abuse and psychological terror over the decades has consumed the lives of dozens, perhaps hundreds of children and youth (the VAST majority involving homosexual abuse). 

Over the years Vox Cantoris and this blog have tried to raise the alarm about the sexual abusers within the Basilian Order. We have also striven to expose the various scandals and outrages associated with the Basilian Order, all profoundly hurtful to Our Lord and His Church. All gravely undermining the Great Commission to preach the Gospel to all Nations. 

Now, we have new revelations about one vicious psychopathic molester who abused boys just north of Toronto at the then Columbus Boys' Camp. We do know that the molester was never put on trial for his despicable crimes. 

We have to ask: was he sent out the country to the United States? To Texas or Michigan? We must also begin to ask very serious questions as to WHO ELSE besides the Basilians knew about all these predators?

Are we to believe that the Archdiocese of Toronto knew NOTHING about these horrifying rapes and molestation taking place in its backyard? Did the Archdiocese know about the 1978 abuse? Did the Basilians inform the Archdiocese? If not, why not. And if so, what did the Archdiocese do?

This blog is calling upon an immediate independent forensic review of the Archdiocese's records to determine just what the Archdiocese has know and not know over the decades. We also need to know who has any information about abuse been discussed at the CCCB level, the Nuncios, and even over in Rome?