If there is one eternal truth of the orthodox Catholic Faith, it is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior! And this eternal truth is pronounced every Sunday at Mass in the Creed, “He will come again to judge the living and the dead.” Any fervent Catholic is very aware of this truth as well as the fact that we must all be prepared and vigilant of when this Second Coming of Christ will occur, in order to be prepared to save our souls. And coupled to this truth is the veritable proximity of our own Judgment and our necessary preparation for that. Father John A. Hardon, S.J. amplified this truth to his students, the nearness of death and judgment in these words: “Death than which nothing is more certain, judgment than which nothing is more strict, hell than which nothing is more horrible, and heaven than
Most frightening of all with Francis is his stark resemblance in every way to the Antichrist! Make no mistake about what the chief task of the Antichrist will be about but the deconstruction and vicious, most perilous, attack on the Catholic Church in every possible way to destroy it, and most of all the holy souls left in its embrace. Yes, the Mystical Body of Christ is the arch enemy of the Antichrist and seemingly, in every way, with Francis and his partners in infidelity and schism in the upper hierarchy of the Church. That said, let us return posthaste to the brilliant study of Fr. Vincent Miceli, S.J. and his masterpiece on the endtimes, “The Antichrist”. Here is what Fr. Miceli said of the identity of the Antichrist:
“In a stunningly evil way, he (the Antichrist) will knit together his totalitarian rule of heresy, sedition, revolution, schism, war---indeed of every evil movement—and hurl them effectively against the Church. Preceded by apostasy, conceived in apostasy, gestated in apostasy, born in apostasy and raised up to manhood in apostasy, the Man of Sin will come to total power through a general, universal apostasy. In other words, the Antichrist could never have existed except for the decision of the majority of persons in the East and West to apostasize from God and join the forces of atheism.”
We continue with the scholarly and holy priest, Fr. Miceli : (but remember he wrote this book the “Antich
Are there no evidences to convince us that some such apostasy is being formed, gathering forces, gaining ground on us every day? It must be admitted that in the West the conflict between the children of the New Humanism and the faithful is escalating in ferociousness. The spirit ruling in the great cities is avaricious, luxurious, self-dependent, irreligious, ungodly, falsely liberal and sacrilegious. In fact a specific madness of modern society is its assault on the sacred. “
Fr. Miceli continues: “At first the Catholic Church seemed impregnable to the assaults of the forces of hell. To outsiders she looked impressive,coherent, immense; they admired her clarity of doctrine, her sure guidance in morals, her firm authority, her unified counterattack against spreading religious skepticism, savage totalitarianism and perverse hedonism. She was seen as the last and strongest bastion against the advance of organized, militant, atheistic barbarism. Moreover, a steady in-gathering of converts buttressed her fight against the forces of desacralization. Then the tower of truth and holiness began to topple from an earthquake within. Apparently there had been a hidden fault, a serious weakness down deep in the members of the Catholic Church. This weakness was found, it seemed, in the Church’s leaders and especially among its prestigious intellectuals.
It took the Council called Vatican II, the council which, in the words of Pope John XXIII, was summoned to Rome : “To bring the modern world into contact with the vivifying and perennial energies of the Gospel!” This council, in Fr. Miceli’s words “opened the gates of the Church into contact with the stultifying and deadly energies of neo-modernism. This has many Catholics into confessing cravenly and obsessively nothing but Catholic depravities, as if the Church, instead of being the MYSTICAL BODY OF CHRIST, WHICH HAD BEEN ALL ALONG, but was instead, THE SACRILEGIOUS BODY OF THE ANTICHRIST.”
And according to Fr. Vincent Miceli these “new church Catholics” started as the “fatal sickness” which reduced the number of conversions to the Faith significantly while “increasing enormously the desertions of Catholic priests, religious and laity to the world of unbelief.” If you remember the 1960’s, 70’s literally hundreds of thousands of priests and nuns left their former callings to go to the world.
This has caused in Fr. Miceli’s words: “serious divisions among Catholics on essential matters Gospels, the Real Presence, the Divinity of Christ, infallibility, the Resurrection, the nature of the Church and its salvational ministry and many, many others too numerous to mention---all of these HAVE DIVIDED AND MUTILATED THE FLOCK OF CHRIST.”
To Fr. Miceli these “new church Catholics” are the early on heretics and rebels against God and His Church, bearing the mark of the Antichrist.”
And this Council of the neo-modernists in the Church at Vatican Council II and their attacks on Church Tradition are apparently what Francis, the most unorthodox pope of all times, is using as his ammunition against the Mystical Body of Christ today. Specifically, where has Francis seemingly gone for his An
These new church modernists and Catholic Dissidents demanded the following according to Fr. Vincent Miceli:
1) “Divorced, remarried couples to receive Holy Communion while still living in adulterous unions; 2)ordained women priests and bishops; 3) women given the power to preach the Gospel with authority; 4) a reversal on the doctrine of artificial birth control; 5) a mitigation on the doctrine of abortion; 6) a teaching approving Marxism, Socialism and pacificism as doctrinally true and morally good practice; 7) a denial of the right to property and to reasonable profit; 8) the creation of a new Church, democratic, non-hierarchical in structure, a classless Church.”
Let us not error into believing the Antichrist will come in a pestilence of heresies, says Fr. Vincent Miceli, with preternatural heroics and wars. No, he will be subtle, cunning, and clandestine as the Devil Himself in the same way the devil attacks with temptation and cunning to encourage someone to sin. Especially, Fr. Miceli says this progressivist mentality of the Vatican II and the infamous “Call to Action” conference in Detroit in the 1970’s are what can lay the way for the Antichrist.
It seems plausible to suspect Francis who is a consummate liberal theologian and politician, notably so because he is a Jesuit, to be the Antichrist. For what will be the main task of the Antichrist but to attack the Mystical Body of Christ where the last souls who are just in this world reside, not in the world or other religions for he already has captured their souls. And what disguise is the most cunning and formidable but the office of the papacy itself, the pope himself as the Antichrist. Nor can we forget here to remember the prophecy of the holy Mother of God at Lasallete in the 1850’s, for Mary prophesized that “In the end Rome will lose the faith and become the Seat of the Antichrist.” Voila! We now have Francis, seemingly the perfect fulfillment of the persona of the Antichrist who is intent upon committing sacrilege and heresy, and being the most unorthodox and Roman Catholic of popes, quite avid to not teach, preach, and defend doctrine and the sacred deposit of faith, but to be its Grand Inquisitor.
And observe, says Fr. Vincent Miceli in his book the “Antichrist”, “how progressivist Christians will join the intellectual scoffers who disregard as foolhardiness the idea of an Antichrist. “ It was thus in the days of Noah who was laughed to scorn as he built his ark of salvation. It was thus in the days of Abraham as he pleaded fruitlessly with Sodom and Gomorrah. It was thus in the days of Christ as He wept over the city of Jerusalem. All these skeptics were wiped out violently for their incredulity. It will be thus at the end of time. For the wicked are too proud to accept and understand the ways of God.
In those last perilous days men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false-accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those who are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure instead of lovers of God, scoffers walking after their own lusts and jeering: Where is the promise of His Second Coming? Men will be despisers of government, presumptuous, self-willed, calumniators of civil and religious authorities, promising everyone liberty while subjecting themselves and their fellowmen to the corruption of runaway licentiousness. “ (2 Tim:3,1-5 )
Fr. Vicent Miceli continues in his book “The Antichrist”: “Will I find faith when I come?” asked Christ concerning those last days. Apparently He doubted He would. St. Pius X at the beatification of Joan of arc, December 13, 1908 had his doubts too. He said on that happy occasion: “In our time more than ever before the greatest asset of the evilly disposed is the cowardice and weakness of good men, and all the vigor of Satan’s reign is due to the easygoing weakness of Catholics. Oh! If I might ask the divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit: ‘What are those wounds in the midst of Your hands?’ the answer would not be doubtful. ‘With these I was wounded in the house of those who loved Me. I was wounded by My friends who did nothing to defend Me and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of My adversaries.’ And this reproach can be leveled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries.”
Fr. Vincent Miceli, S. J. mentions the fifth angel in the Apocalypse who is sounding his trumpet, and in the Apocalypse, Chapter 9, we read: “And I saw a star which had fallen from heaven to the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit, and there went up from the pit a smoke like that of a great furnace, the sun was then darkened, and the air because of the smoke of the pit. And out of the smoke locusts went forth upon the earth and they were told---to harm only such men as have not the seal of God upon their forehead.”
“Now in prophetic symbolism falling stars almost always refer to tepid, weak, wicked or apostate Catholics---bishops, priests, religious, laity. For it is her own children who are the harbingers of grief and disaster for the Church. The key to the shaft of the abyss is an emblem of their apostasy. These traitorous Catholics ally themselves with rebellious angels.” continues Fr. Miceli. “These traitorous Catholics ally themselves with the rebellious angels. Instead of using the keys of the kingdom of God, which they have received through Baptism and other sacraments, to suppress and defeat Satanic forces while advancing the holiness of their confreres, they rather misuse the graces of the Faith to foster and propagate error and evil, to open the abyss and let loose upon the earth the plagues of darkness and wickedness. Today”, says Fr. Miceli. “too many fallen stars are misusing the graces of the True Faith to seduce, enslave and precipitate into damnation vast numbers. “
And Father Miceli continues: “the answer to stars falling from heaven onto the earth, through the pristine betrayal of Lucifer, is stars that stand fixed in the heaven of fidelity to God with the courage and fortitude of the Archangel Michael. The remedy for the tepid is the zealous, for the weak the strong, for the timid the brave, for the wicked the holy, for the apostate the apostle. The Church is sorely in need of Catholics who are men and women of God imbued with the virtue of fortitude, of Catholics who are “valiant in battle.”
Fortitude is that virtue which enduringly resists difficulties of mind and body while persistently seeking, defending and spreading the truth and holiness of the Gospel.” This we do not see in the upperhierarchy, save someone like Cardinal Burke, Brandmuller, Caffarra, and Meisner who are fighting with extreme fortitude against Francis’ fiasco in Amoris Laetitia!
Then Fr. Vincent Miceli continues: “St. Thomas reminds us that fortitude is especially concerned with overcoming the fear of performing difficult deeds for the glory of God. And Fr. Miceli goes on to finish: “The great fault of the pusillanimous is that they succumb easily to irrational fears and leave the field of battle to enemy forces. This moral deformity reveals a lack of faith in the cause of Christ and a distrust of the assurance He gave his followers when He said to His Apostles: “Have confidence, I have overcome the world.” “The defect of irrational fear weakens virtue and renders Christians cowards.”
“But fortitude is not merely a passive virtue, a patient suffering of assaults of the enemy. Again St. Thomas states that “it is not outside the genus of fortitude to go on the offensive for the sovereign good of man and the glory of God.” Thus St. Joan of Arc, a mere girl of nineteen unprepared by nature or training to do battle against hardened veteran soldiers, nevertheless, fearlessly followed the will of God and drove foreign infidels out of Catholic France.
And Fr. Vincent Miceli ends his great essay of extraordinary fortitude in defending the Catholic faith by saying the following: “We Christians must be the eager heralds of Christ when He comes for the second time. For despite the General Apostasy that will be prevalent at that time---for the strong Faith of the Church is what has restrained the coming of the Antichrist so far—the Lord will be welcomed in His Final Coming in power by the remnant of His faithful followers. These will rejoice exceedingly with Him, knowing that this Parousia will put an end forever to the wickedness of Satan and the Antichrist, to the despicable détente of sin, and will gather in His elect to establish eternally that
Entente cordiale, that loving communion with God, known as the Beatific Vision.
May the darkness of sin and the night of heathenism vanish before
The light of the Word and the Spirit of Grace, and may the Heart of
Jesus live in the hearts of men, now and forever . Amen.
To be continued: J. Hughes Dunphy
|“Francis and the Time of the Antichrist”|
The absolute failure of Francis to teach, articulate and defend the "indissolubility" of Catholic matrimony at the Fall Synod of bishops in Rome makes vividly clear again the "Silent Apostasy" of Francis, his adamant heresy and significant schism for the first time in 2000 years, all in one pope. And truly all cardinals, bishops, and priests who participate in this spiritual fraud and satanical deceit of allowing divorced and remarried x catholics to receive Holy Communion while still living with their adulterous mates without an annulment are equally guilty of the sacrilege of the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ, as well as schism, just like Pope Francis. Let us be clear here, Catholic Sacramental Marriage is forever unless annulled--in its supposedly few instances-- in spite of what any pope may say, bishop, or priest in Confession or out of Confession regarding any mortal sin of adultery. Sacramental marriage is therefore "indissoluble." For the faithful to go along with this, they also are in schism for denying this perennial truth of the Catholic faith, namely, that all sacramental marriages are forever and to be living in adultery and frequenting any other sacraments of the Church without an annulment or until death of the partner is sacrilegious.
Being a jesuit Francis is too smart to outwardly deny this vital truth on the "indissolubility of marriage" in the open, but, instead via "silent apostasy" of failing to authoritatively defend, apply, protect and teach the fullness of this truth viz. the "indissolubility" and utter beauty of Holy Matrimony at the Fall Synod, Francis becomes one of the few popes of open and defiant heresy on the throne of Peter in centuries. Nor does Francis apparently care much about this heresy of "silent apostasy" either , because he is more emboldened than ever through acting not overtly but covertly, by allowing, encouraging, and promoting the sacrilegious reception of Holy Communion in an adulterous state, which is an heinous sacrilege by obviating the Church law on the "indissolubility" of all sacramental marriage and the impossibility of ever allowing this vice of adultery, but, via his papal authority he creates an exception to this law of the Council of Trent by creating a quick annulment process through simply a visit to your local bishop or parish priest and , in effect, obtaining your quick catholic divorce,or so-called annulment or whatever. What a scandal!
New Catholic Divorce
This satanical act of a Roman Pontiff, Francis, makes the Church and its hierarchy of cardinals and bishops, and priests, as well as all so-called catholics who participate in this new "catholic divorce" or approve of it as the first players in "open schism" of the once orthodox Roman Catholic Church with itself in thousands of years! This is Francis, his papacy, and the deconstruction of the Petrine office and its authority as never before sought by a member of the upper hierarchy, so bold and so cunning and so diabolical. Nevertheless, this is Francis, always now, and his Catholic Church wherein all doctrine and the deposit of faith, will perpetually devolve, change, and clandestinely, be altered for the sake of a compromise with the world, the flesh, and the devil. Francis is a serpent, waiting to destroy, any and everything holy about the Sacrament of Matrimony and who advocates, encourages, and promotes, by silently allowing adultery its opposite (heresy of "silent apostasy"), especially when he fails to be a traditional and obedient pope and clearly teach, define, protect, promote and defend this most holy sacrament of marriage and its "indissolubility" as all previous popes throughout history did. What a mendacity!
In fact, so sacred is the sacrament of Holy Matrimony that the Most Holy Trinity Itself is so defined in marital terms by the theology of the Catholic Church for nearly 2000 years now, for the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are together an infinite marriage of perfect love for all eternity! It is no wonder Our Divine Lord fought vehemently with the ancient Jews for just this wicked sin of adultery which they so avidly advanced by arguing that Moses allowed divorce and remarriage: to which Christ the Divine Teacher taught them so vigorously and forthrightly, "only because of the hardness of your hearts". "But I say to you any man who looks even lustfully upon a woman has already committed adultery in his heart." Moreover, Our Lord condemned the whole age and times in which He lived as "a wicked and adulterous generation." Imagine what Jesus Christ, the "Divine Bridegroom" Himself would say of these times in which we live today under Pope Francis where there is no orthodox doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church under attack so wickedly by pope, cardinals, bishops, priests and people but the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony. And related to this the disgusting soft-pedaling on homosexuality and its approval in synodal discussions, the next fiasco, probably, under this apostate pope.
The Democratic Catholic Church and Francis
In reality what we have today is heinous crimes against the holy sacrament of Matrimony at so-called Catholic Church Synods in which doctrines of the Church i.e. "the indissolubility of marriage" are discussed, debated, and then voted upon in a democratic process with the pope leading the discussion. In effect, Francis has now launched this protestantized feel good religion of "It's all in the vote" for the decimation of all orthodoxy and the Catholic faith will inevitably result. Francis's papacy has become a veritable reign of terror, allowing such atrocities as: accelerated Catholic divorce through a feigned annulment process, lifetime adultery with Catholic status, sacreligeous Communions for such moral reprobates living in adultery, popes perpetually living in "silent apostasy" by failing continuously to teach, articulate, and defend the Catholic faith i.e. "indissolubility of marriage", a scattered flock caused by hireling priests, bishops and popes who do not defend the flock from the wolf at the door and its heresy, thus causing an adulterated catholic church in open schism with itself perpetually. God save us!
"The Divine Bridegroom"
Is there no end to the reign of this heretic, apostate, schismatic pope Francis and his minions who applaud his moral corruption and spiritual profligacy--such pusullanimity of cardinals and bishops in abundance? Consider how the Mother of God declared at her apparition at LaSalette, France that in the end, "Rome would lose the faith and become the seat of the anti-christ." And ruminate on the truth of Mary's words at Fatima how most souls go to hell for sins of the flesh. Finally, consider Christ always referred to Himself so mysteriously and mystically as the Divine Bridegroom and his Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, as His Spouse. This marriage of pure holy souls to Christ Himself is the holy teaching of the Church for 2000 years and its perennial magisterium. Not with Francis , this unorthodox, illegitimate, and unholy pope who is probably one of the wolves who will come before the end in sheep's clothing. Francis fails to follow the Good Shepherd and teach, preach, and defend the orthodox Roman Catholic faith as all popes in the recent and even distant past. Therefore, he is one of the "hirelings" our Divine Lord cursed. "For a hireling cares not for the sheep but scatters them, and runs away just before the wolf attacks." Let us hope not but the picture is very, very grim.
The scandalous rule of Francis now allows a theological reign of terror upon the Body of Christ, His Church and His Spouse: Simply going to Holy Communion without giving up your adulterous partner becomes 'holy' under Francis. How heinous! Also sacrilegious Communions will now
become commonplace, for repentance from sin IN CONFESSION is no longer the 'sine qua non' of worthy reception of the most Holy Eucharist i.e. giving up your adulterous mate. With a pope "who accepts you as you are", Francis becomes a political liberal politician at his best. No longer is the Catholic Church a "hospital for sinners" simply because it is not 'politically correct' to preach on sin, penance, true contrition for your sin, firm purpose of amendment, avoidance of all near occasions to sin, having to go to Confession, doing penance for reparation of your sins, self-denial, or mortification. So the modernist Francis who ignores by "silent apostasy" the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church, he decimates three sacraments at once: Holy Matrimony as an "indissoluble bond" forever; the cleansing from serious sin by a worthy Confession before Holy Communion, and no need to worry about a Sacrilegious Communion and about St. Paul's warning to not receive the "Body and Blood of Christ unworthily because you eat and drink your own damnation." Unless this is stopped Francis and all his minions of the hierarchy and faithful will undermine everything that is holy about the once Orthodox Roman Catholic Church and its marks of being 'one, holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.'
Infamous War on Tradition
Francis will have nothing to do with traditional Catholicism and, in fact, he is, unequivocally, at war with it as is plainly clear. Forget any notion with Francis of 'fraternal correction or admonish the sinner' as the Spiritual Works of Mercy demand. For example, in the past if an individual was involved in an adulterous relationship, he would be advised and obliged to go to Confession, repent of this egregious sin and cleanse his soul with true contrition for this most serious mortal sin. Once forgiven by a priest and at peace, he or she would be encouraged to mend any marital discord, especially of his or her own doing, and therefore help preserve and keep their sacramental bond intact of their first legitimate marriage. Thus the "indissoluble bond" of the sacrament of Matrimony was always preserved in the Catholic Church. Under every pope, prior to Pope Francis is this true!
New Theology of Francis and His Demise
This folly of Francis must be brought to a definitive end before he and his 'new theology' and 'new catechism' totally devastate the entire Church of Jesus Christ and force it into schism with itself.
Hopefully and prayerfully, enough moral outrage from Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests, can stop Francis' "silent apostasy" by going to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and its prefect Gerald Cardinal Muller who can authoritatively bring this 'scandal of scandals' to a screeching halt by declaring Francis as the heretic, apostate, and schismatic "Bishop of Rome" that he truly is; for Gerald Cardinal Muller has already declared authoritatively before the synod that any "inconsistency between doctrine and practice is heresy in one form or another. Let this "anathema" from Gerald Cardinal Muller come forth without delay before many more thousands and millions of souls are lost forever through Francis and his "heretical" teaching. For Our Divine Lord has warned that before the end, "there will be many false prophets who will lead many astray."
"May the darkness of sin and the night of heathenism vanish before the Light of the Word and the Spirit of Grace and may the Heart of Jesus live in the hearts of men, now and forever. Amen.
God have mercy,
J Hughes Dunphy
Instead of teaching the orthodox Catholic faith from the Chair of Peter to save souls, Francis preaches to the world on saving Mother Earth and this Planet from Humans, which has become, not any traditional Encyclical of Holy Mother Church but Francis’ Jesuitical, Teilhardian, political manifesto.
Any legitimate pope would never undertake such a depravity but would teach forthrightly, clearly, solely on repentance for sin and saving souls; not the earth from humans. Moreover, such unorthodox, and unCatholic behavior on the part of a pope, a first, demonstrates loudly and clearly that Francis lacks a contrite and humble heart, a veritable ‘sine qua non’ in any pope through the centuries but, above all, by St. Peter himself.
To not have a humble and contrite heart for sin is the way of the world, of its leaders, lost souls aplenty and the devil himself who cannot abide sorrow for one’s sins, yet alone contriteness of heart in a pope. Consequently, St. Peter, before his own conversion from the fearsome sin of apostasy and denial of Christ at His Crucifixion could not be abided by Our Divine Lord till Peter repented for this travesty, not just in the confines of his heart, but publicly to Our Lord and not once, but three times to achieve total forgiveness.
“Sin of Apostasy”
Since this sin of apostasy was so public by Peter: “I do not know the Man,” Christ therefore demanded an equally public repentance and even three times: “Do you love Me, Peter?” Then Our Lord said forthrightly each time: “Feed My Sheep!” And then hereafter Peter made feeding the lambs and sheep the most important aspect of his time as Prince of the Apostles till his martyred death for his faith and the salvation of souls and their repentance.
But, one wonders, why did Peter commit this horrible sin of apostasy, deny Christ and all He stood for, taught, and preached? Why? Because of human respect! However, nothing by far is more important to Christ than the purity of our souls from sin before Our Lord, each and every one of us, and long before our titles of pope, cardinal, bishop, priest or world leader, politician, house wife, working father or all the other titles of self- respect!
In fact, Roman Catholic theology that fails to teach repentance for one’s sins or how to achieve it, neither fulfills the definition of Catholic orthodoxy or teaches, in any way, the Roman Catholic faith; and this is the whole egregious failure which explains Francis’ papacy and its obsession with his political-enviro fiasco and his so-called signal synod on allowing grievous sinners or adulterers to receive the most Holy Eucharist without confessional repentance or modifying the mandatory ecclesial process of marital nullity, if he approves of it.
“The Sin of Sodomy”
Similarly, any effort to give a blessing to homosexual couples at this upcoming synod of Francis by implying sin does not exit in this most disordered perversity becomes one of the worst attacks of heresy, apostasy , and schism on the true faith by; a pope, a king,a priest, or people since the Reformation. This includes even trying to justify the voluntary orientation to this depravity as though it were somehow less culpable when it, in effect, is living wholly in the occasion of sin, a mortal sin per se under these circumstances.
Furthermore, all participants and sychophant lukewarm Catholics, be they clerics or not, who underwrite this most formidable attack on orthodoxy and Catholic teaching--by a pope himself--are just as guilty and pernicious for supporting homosexual unions and attacking the Lord as the crowd of high priests and Jews who clamored for Christ’s Crucifixion with such bold effrontery of screaming: “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”
This bold or naked apostasy or denial of Christ of the time of the first Christians is no different than today’s more modern, yet more subtle version, of denying Christ; for both forms involve walking coldly away from Christ and all that He taught and stood for and represented: the classic example of St. Peter’s three denials or Pope Francis denying persistently the indissolubility of marriage as a ‘sine qua non’ prerequisite for valid reception of the most Holy Eucharist which is a possible consideration at Francis’ upcoming synod on marriage and homosexual unions and the family.
“The Most Holy Eucharist”
Thus, the mere consideration or possibility of an apostate Catholic, divorced and remarried outside the Catholic Church, who walks away from the Church and its orthodox Roman Catholic teachings on marriage ought to be courted back again to the Church by using the most Holy Eucharist as the bargaining tool would never have been even countenanced by a pre-Vatican II pope like Pius XII. How base! How heretic and how apostate such an action by a pope of the Catholic Church can be and, moreover, altogether scandalous!
To not be totally supportive as pope of the Magisterium of the centuries that “de fide” declared by the Council of Trent that all mortal sin or any sin for that matter can only be removed, plus that of adultery, by a priest in the Sacrament of Confession in the Catholic Church is “anathema”. Or to hold as Pope Francis appears to encourage with his synod on the family that the annulment process is superfluous and need not be utilized to correct the grievous marital violation of an invalid marriage is a heretical misstep of the worst dimensions.
Moreover, we know how St. Peter went out and wept bitterly after his most grievous sin of apostasy, in denying Christ and everything Our Lord stood for and taught with this gross denial of his. In short, Peter had a very sensitive conscience that smarted at his own sin, unlike Francis, on the other hand, who exhibits virtually no sense of having a contrite and humble heart for he almost never talks about “sin” in the traditional sense of the Church’s teachings throughout the centuries of right and wrong, but sin, to Francis, refers thus far in his papacy to everything in the liberal creed: pollution of the earth, climate change, ownership of guns, gun manufacturers, oil, redistribution of wealth through the tax system, the evil rich etc.
“Contriteness of Heart”
The Traditions of the Church, demanding contriteness of heart and Confession for forgiveness of sin at the Council of Trent have always been sufficient for anyone confessing the sin of adultery and always will be. No new variations on the Deposit of Faith and the Upper Room where Christ, Our Lord, breathed on the gathered apostles with these words: “Whose sins you forgive, will be forgiven; and whose sins you retain, they shall be retained,’” will ever be necessary for those sinners, repentant of adultery or any other sin, for that matter. This is a heinous attack on Tradition by Francis and the Vatican II crowd of cardinals and bishops who already have reeked enough havoc on holy Mother Church with the Great Apostasy of the last fifty years with millions and millions of fallen away Catholics, worldwide!
Yet St. Peter succumbed to the absolute necessity of a public confession for his sin of apostasy and denying Christ three times during Our Lord’s Passion and Death. And St. Peter did this with the most sincere contriteness, which He showed ever after as Prince of the Apostles.
Not so is such contriteness to be found with Pope Francis as pope who denies Christ both by failure to teach the Deposit of Faith of the centuries and to defend these truths and teachings when under attack by cardinals, i.e. Kasper of Germany, et al. and bishops throughout the world, and the forces of the giant secular media worldwide. Especially is this true of the disordered perversion of the sin of sodomy, within and without the Catholic Church today.
Nor does Francis, unlike Peter and all previous popes, have a contrite and repentant heart, for he has no sense of sin in his own failures of apostasy as pope, for if he did he would recognize how all of us are sinners and need to repent, always and constantly, whether inside the church or on the outside and how he is , above all, the first of all of us sinners together. Francis believes as so many false believers today that a lie can be the truth and vice versa. That somehow by rationalization that sodomy or divorce and remarriage are not really that terrible!
Nor can we forget that St. Peter was so repentently sorrowful because of this contriteness and sorrow for his sins, in fact, he became the most ardent evangelist on behalf of repenting for one’s sins, trying to avoid them always in his famous expression:
“For the devil as a roaring lion goes about seeking whom he may devour, resist him strong in the faith.”
This is not any new evangelization of Vatican II, incidentally, but simply the mighty tradition of the Deposit of the Faith, viz. “to do good and avoid evil.”
“Raymond Cardinal Burke”
Moreover, if the upcoming synod in any way should allow a blessing even on sodomized couples, rest assured cardinals like Raymond Cardinal Burke “will resist” as he has promised in spite of the difficulty. There are definitely more who fight the Catholic
“The Heresy of the Silent Assertion Lie”
Let us take a firm look at how serious the sin of apostasy of the Christian faith really and truly is. Consider but how serious the sin to dis-obey even one part of the law, for example the Church’s 2000 year condemnation of the abomination of sodomy, for to violate with even part of this law, you reject the entire law according to St. Paul. Please let us consider the delightful diversion of the Great Humorist Mark Twain who amply commented in one of his essays about the Big Lie in a society or even church! For example, when the leaders and pope don’t outwardly condemn heresy but allow heresy in reverse by promoting it i.e. the perversion of sodomy or the allowance of divorce, remarriage, and receiving Holy Communion inside the Church. This they do by never attacking forthrightly either sodomy
Therefore. far worse than the apostasy of the Supreme Court is by far the enormous apostasy of sodomy by the American people who are largely Christian, to underwrite their personal permission for this travesty and yet who say nothing and do nothing in response! And far worse than these horrible sins of the American people are those apostate cardinals, bishops, and priests of the Catholic Church in the clergy-- and there many-- who likewise say nothing along with the Church’s lukewarm Catholics who in what is truly a “silent apostasy” which was a sinful evil even as identified by Pope John Paul II.
Yet far and away leading the sin of apostasy and denial of Christ in the world today is the diabolical sin of apostasy on the part of the papacy itself wherein this evil of perverted and disordered sodomy and remarriage with adultery and receiving Holy Communion is not condemned vigorously by Francis in what has become a total and complete abomination of this diabolical evil in the Church and the world because of the pope’s “silent apostasy” which is endemic. Nor does any pope have a choice about whether or not to preach and vigorously teach the entire Deposit of Faith, for Our Lord commanded Peter and all his apostles to “Baptize everyone, teaching them everything I have commanded you.” Thus the apostasy hidden in such statements as “Whom I to judge?” when he is discoursing about homosexuality. Such folly! For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections.
Now, let us give an example from Mark Twain the great Humorist writer who demonstrated this in his essay on the “silent assertion lie” : “How I First Lie!” We quote:
“Are countries working that kind of lie, day in and day out, in thousands and thousands of varieties, without ever resting? Yes, we know that to be true. The universal conspiracy of the silent-assertion lie is hard at work always and everywhere, and always in the interest of a stupidity or a sham, never in the interest of a thing fine or respectable. Is it the most timid and shabby of all lies? It seems to have the look of it. For ages and ages it has mutely labored in the interest of despotisms and aristocracies and chattel slaveries, and military slaveries, and religious slaveries, and has kept them alive until the “silent-assertion lie” retires from business--the silent assertion that nothing is going on which fair and intelligent men are aware of and are engaged by their duty to try to stop.”
“What I am arriving at is this: When whole races and peoples conspire to propagate gigantic mute lies in the interest of tyrannies and shams, why should we care anything about the trifling lies told by individuals? Why should we try to make it appear that abstention from lying is a virtue: Why should we want to beguile ourselves in that way? Why should we without shame help the nation lie, and then be ashamed to do a little lying on our own account? Why shouldn’t we be honest and honorable, and lie every time we get a chance? That is to say , why shouldn’t we be consistent , and either lie all the time or not at all. Why should we help the nation like the whole day long and then object to telling one little individual private lie in our own interest to go to bed on? Just for the refreshment of it, I mean, and to take the rancid taste out of our mouth.
“The Demise of The Church & Tradition”
Thus , the Traditions of the faith, its teachings, the old Mass--so replete with contriteness for sin before God--, a necessity of salvation in the Catholic Church through its traditional sacraments and the Tridentine Mass and its most Holy Eucharist, are utterly ignored, marginalized, or omitted altogether by Francis in his papal teaching and practice and are , moreover , likewise forgotten in this way. Tradition is dead to Francis and today’s Vatican II corrupted church is the disaster wherein your average Catholic today does not anymore even know he has to do his “Easter Duty”. Why does the apostasy go on, and on, and on, and on, with Pope Francis never denying “the silent assertion lie” of never denying that it’s ever right to condemn sodomy if it’s always ok to commit this sin, or never forbid the Eucharist when you are married again, if it’s always ok to receive Holy Communion in a second marriage and adulterous state inside the Church. If it’s ok to abort children, then never condemn its opposite. Or it it’s ok to violate your Easter Duty as a Catholic, never condemn its opposite. And on, and on, and on, with Pope Francis and his Silent Apostasy and Lies!!!! Incidentally, this was the accepted papacy of all the Consiliar popes who backpedaled doctrine to one degree or another! Seldom teaching it wrong to commit any moral evils, and so its opposite, committing the sin is just fine. The great “silent apostasy”.
“The Illegitimate, Unorthodox Pope”
This is the work of an illegitimate, unholy, unorthodox pope who worries more about saving Mother Earth and the environment in his Teilhardian jesuitical monograph on the Environment than saying one single word in defense of Tradition, the Tridentine Mass, and Repentance of Sin and , finally, the necessity of having a sense of sin about his own papal person with contriteness of heart always before him in terms of what he teaches, preaches, and advocates in the corrupted modern media.
A pope without contriteness and serious sorrow for his own sins will never speak of how others should also repent of their sins too, in and outside the church, in order to save their souls! It is well for us to remember here St. Peter, who was, indeed, full of humility and contriteness for his own failings throughout his sojourn with Christ and , indeed, repentant to Our Lord personally, for Peter was often corrected by Our Lord for his multiple infidelities, large and small.
Consider the time Christ authoritatively told him: “Get behind Me, Satan!” for not supporting His Master and Lord in His Passion and Death. Peter, therefore, knew of his own failings often before the Lord Almighty and had much to be contrite about, often.
Let us consider how, once again, Peter, after fishing one whole night with the other apostles, told Our Lord that he had caught no fish. Nevertheless, Our Lord said to the Prince of the apostles: “Go back out and throw your nets down on the right side of the boat.” This Peter did immediately with the most incredible and miraculous results of filling up his nets so full, it required two boats to hold them all. With this as Peter was coming ashore, he uttered from the bottom of his heart: “Depart from Me Lord, for I am a sinful man!” Clearly, no other apostle showed the sorrow for his sins like St. Peter!
“The Heresy of Francis?”
Thus, it becomes manifestly clear that any pope, whatever his popularity, is absolutely useless to Our Divine Lord and further to be driven from His Almighty Presence, who is not always contrite of heart and sorrowful for his sins; especially, and most particularly here with Pope Francis, whose denials of Christ and His Teachings and Doctrines are manifestly evident in failing to teach the Perennial Magisterium of the Centuries vigorously and its sacred Deposit of the Faith or defending and articulating these holy truths constantly to the Church and the world by teaching and professing sin.
This is Francis: an apparent heretic and apostate and according to St. Vincent Lerrins: “A manifest heretic immediately ceases to be pope and at the same time ceases to be a Christian or a member of the Church.”
As we enter these Remnant Times of the Church as St. Paul prophetically predicted that these eschatological times would be those in which only a “remnant survived in grace.” The critical danger of these end times in which so many, many souls would be lost become crucial for souls and something much greater than more opinions of Catholics in the pews concerning Francis but definitive action by the upper hierarchy of the Church in order to stem the flood of lost souls is what is needed desperately! The time of opinions is long overdue about this frenzied Bishop of Rome who does not even wish to be called “Pope.” Just observe the loss of souls of uninformed Catholics in the pews from Vat II and all the false teachings of the Consiliar Popes, and particularly this one! Observe how the Catholic Church is, indeed, in ruins!
Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
Above all, let us consider Fr. John Hardon’s words, one of the greatest teachers of the Catholic faith and who wrote over 55 books and whose cause is already up for Sanctity. He said so prophetically of these evil times in which we live: “Ordinary Catholics will not survive these times, only extraordinary, holy, and heroic Catholics will survive them.”
Gerhard Cardinal Muller
We have, indeed, heroic hierarchy and holy men such as Gerhard Cardinal Muller of the Sacred Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in the Church, along with all his associates, who has loudly taught recently that “Any breach between doctrine and practice is exemplary of heresy of one form or the other.” This brave and orthodox leader in the Church will save the day for Christ’s Mystical Body from this unorthodox, unholy, illegitimate pope in centuries by making the necessary declaration of his heresy if and when necessary! Nevertheless, this investigation must begin as soon as possible, even before the synod where every attempt to dethrone the “indissolubility of sacred Marriage” will be attempted. We cannot afford any more “silent apostasy”! God have mercy!!!
- Hughes Dunphy
to be continued......
Part I: The Underground Church
Orthodoxy in the papacy means teaching, defending, articulating, and expressing the deposit of the faith and its perennial magisterium of the centuries as promulgated by the Church, by the popes, and Councils for 2000 years. This is holy Tradition. To teach forthrightly the doctrines of the faith, to articulate and clarify these doctrines on a regular basis or to promulgate and defend these teachings of the Deposit of the Faith and its perennial Magisterium of the centuries is foreign to the public image and behavior of Pope Francis thus far.
No Pope except Francis has ever held up for reexamination or allowed to be questioned the doctrines of the indissolubility of holy marriage and homosexuality from the perennial Magisterium as though they were no longer relevant: namely, to attempt to dissolve the indissolubility of marriage and the Church’s condemnation of homosexuality as any kind of legitimate or acceptable lifestyle. No pope has ever done this but Francis and he has just accomplished this at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome along with the cardinals and bishops of the Catholic Church.
To advocate that divorced and remarried X Catholics can receive Holy Communion or that there is anything blessed about homosexual unions but a depraved and disordered state contradicts the teaching of 2000 years of Catholic Tradition. This is Francis; this is the synod of Bishops and Cardinals of the Catholic Church today. To reexamine the Church’s truths, to criticize them, to belittle them, or consider altering , changing, or making any exceptions to them is the work of dissent, schism, and heresy.
Because of the depraved deed of trying to receive the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ in a state of serious sin, while being immediately ready to betray Christ to his scornful band of followers and non-believers, Our Lord not only anathematized Judas Priest severely, but also, excommunicated him from his most Holy Presence! This was the very first anathema and excommunication of the Catholic Church. And this was done by Our Lord Jesus Christ! This will be the similar fate of the bishops, the cardinals, and Pope Francis if they should dare to violate the indissolubility of the Sacrament of Marriage by allowing reception of the Eucharist to divorced and remarried “Catholics”, or by allowing homosexuals to receive the Holy Eucharist by blessing their sinful and depraved unions.
Why is this true? Simply because they will with such an abomination literally excommunicate themselves from the Catholic Faith for violating the perennial magisterium of the centuries and go directly and immediately and completely into total schism with the holy Roman Catholic Faith of 2000 years for denying its perennial magisterium and its doctrinal teachings on marriage and its indissolubility and the sinful depravity of homosexuality.
The Church will, therefore, go underground with such a depravity and leave all of its members in schism who stay and remain attached to this heretical folly. And let us not be so naïve to think with such a pontiff as Francis and bishops and cardinals of the ilk we have today that such a reality will not occur. In fact, such a schism with the legitimate Catholic Church going underground is very likely with Francis and his ilk of Cardinals, like Kasper, and bishops like Bishop Semeraro of Albano, Italy who recently attacked orthodoxy and Tradition with a furious blow by saying any Catholic who attends a St. Pius X Catholic Church is in danger of excommunication if he should receive the sacraments or Communion or attend Mass with a SSPX Church.
What scandalous barbarity to make such an attack upon traditional Catholicism again and how heretical such a deed is in light of the fact that Pope Benedict XVI granted a full lifting of the excommunication on the SSPX. This is just the kind of heinously sinful behavior that will help send the true Catholic Church totally underground.
Prelates who embrace Francis and his anti-traditional and heretical stand will be in schism too, especially after Francis’ own attack on the the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate who had the beloved charism of the traditional Mass of the ages or the Extraordinary Form and lived it with faith and love till Francis condemned and disallowed any further its usage for no apparent reason other than his own seeming hostility to Tradition. That Bishop Semeraro’s diocese has the audacity to forbid the celebration of the Tridentine Mass of the ages in the diocese--anywhere, ought to make him repentant for failing Pope Benedict XVI’s “Summorum Pontificum” which promulgated that the Extraordinary Form of the Mass be most generously applied. Since he disobeys the perennial Magisterium of simply the pontiff preceding Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Semeraro ought to be formally disciplined by Francis if not rebuked for such a condemination of traditional Catholics who wish to attend the “old Mass” at an SSPX Church in his diocese . How picayune and base!
Let the Catholic Church under Francis continue to deviate from its 2000 year Tradition on Marriage and Homosexuality under his encouragement, and continue to embrace homosexuality, and the ruin will inevitably come. Let us examine why:
1) A very practical reason is that homosexuality mired in the priesthood and episcopate for the last 40 years has brought rack and ruin with the closing of church after Catholic Church to pay back the legal bills of pedophilia lawsuits for the outrageous crime and heinous sin of homosexuality on little boys in the various dioceses around the world. This has broken financially diocese after diocese with the selling off of church property to pay for these horrendous clerical lawsuits.
2) For a spiritual reason, such depravity in the papacy and hierarchy of the Catholic Church will Inevitably bring about its demise and ruin. The perfidy of Judas Priest and today’s Pope Francis along with the bishops and cardinals of the Catholic Church at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family are most, most similar! Therefore, the pontiff Francis and the Cardinals and Bishops will simply be devoted servants of Jesus Christ on the Catholic stage of the Church’s history or infamous reprobates who “vote” to deny the Master as Judas Priest did in a grievous sin against the holy Catholic Faith.
The reason the perfidy of Pope Francis and today’s bishops and cardinals are most similar and concerning identical realities is because of the parallel violation of the most holy Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. If one only consult Sacred Scripture, it is extremely obvious to see how history today repeats itself with the Apostles gathered around Christ in close communion with one another as Christ offers Himself as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins in the holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
In the October Synod of Rome in 2014 and this coming year 2015, all the Bishops and Cardinals will be likewise gathered around Christ’s representative here on earth, the Vicar of Christ Francis , the pope. If they should vote to destroy the faith and perennial magisterium of the Council of Trent on the indissolubility of Holy Matrimony by allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Holy Eucharist or give permission to some form of blessing on homosexual unions or permission to receive the Holy Eucharist for homosexuals in this disordered and grievously sinful state, they become Judas Priests in every understanding of Judas’ immoral and deplorable sin. “Woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man, it were better if he had not been born.” (Matt: 26: 24)
It appears that this heinous sin and sacrilege and blasphemy against the Sacred Body of Christ fulfills perfectly Pope Francis’ desires , the allowing of the eating and drinking of Christ’s Body and Blood by those totally unworthy, the divorced and remarried and homosexuals and causes the bishops and cardinals and priests and the whole Church to participate in this blasphemy of giving the Holy Eucharist to the unworthy to their own condemnation as St. Paul declares. “Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily, will be guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord. ”
The Church will go underground—which it already is according to Fr. Malachi Martin. He was asked once by one of his admirers in the 1990’s if it was already underground, to which Fr. Malachi Martin responded: “If you want it, you’ll find it.”
This will not occur, however, if the prelates at the Synod on the Family , next October 2015, like Raymond Cardinal Burke, continue to speak up authoritatively on the Church’s behalf on this most delicate matter of faith and morals, a position that formerly was the same position of every pope but which this Pope Francis seems to have deliberately and recklessly abandoned –namely the Traditional Magisterium of 2000 years. Why? For Francis wants to modernize the Church, contrary to Pius X’s admonitions, much like the wolves that Our Lord warned of , who would come” in sheep’s clothing to attack , destroy, and kill but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”
Clearly, Francis lacks the papal gravitas of his predecessors as he does not forthrightly teach, preach, promulgate and defend the deposit of the faith as the 265 popes of the last 2000 years have done, but seems to have retreated from this most noble and authoritative position as Christ’s Vicar, only to be a mere player on the stage of history and not a believable orthodox pontiff or pope. As a matter of fact, he has turned over the Church to this liberal band of wolves in sheep’s clothing , the hierarchical sycophants who have reeked havoc on the faith and morals since Vatican II .
Undoubtedly , the Church’s most serious dilemma is Pope Francis whose problem, front and center , is orthodoxy. Let us remember that a holy pope is an orthodox pope, and an orthodox pope is a legitimate pope, and a legitimate pope does the will of Christ , the eternal High Priest, Who gave Himself up for the sins of the world on the Cross.
Let us examine further why this pope is possibly an Apostate Pope or an illegitimate and heretical pope who should abdicate the Throne of Peter if so.
Part II: The Heretical Apostate Pope?
Raymond Cardinal Burke, as the once recent head of the Apostolic Signatura—the highest court of the Catholic Church, has come out and recently said that the “Church today is like a rudderless ship, steering in no particular direction.” This is an abomination of the teaching authority of the Church for 2000 years that a notable prelate such as Cardinal Burke, has to take issue with the pope himself for no other reason than the Church is not being led forthrightly, and strongly directed by a legitimately orthodox pope. For who else would be responsible for this dilemma of the Church not being led properly than Pope Francis.
One of Francis’ grievous faults is this failure to lead; and to teach authoritatively and positively Church doctrine, thus making him a false Christ or false Prophet. How do we know? Well, the Bible tells us that the Master came into this world in the capacity of a Savior and this is abundantly clear from His own words. On every occasion Jesus appeared before the people in the capacity of a divine teacher. Consider Pope Pius XII authored over 40 positive encyclicals on Church doctrine. However, Frances, apparently, does not take his role of teacher and Vicar of Christ seriously, for he makes wild and ambiguous statements to the press like: “who am I to judge, Evolution is now ok as the Big Bang theory is ok.” While Our Lord recognized the old teachers of Israel, He invariably added His own interpretation of their words, and where necessary, added His full and total statement of the complete truth. Had Christ not taught “as one having authority,” and had He not backed up His teachings by miracles, the Jewish leaders might not have contemplated His death.
Jesus, nevertheless, demanded as a sign of discipleship under Himself an absolute faith in His doctrine and unconditional acceptance of His every word. So, Jesus foretold, the false christs who will appear at the end of the world will reveal certain truths to men, but false truths. For the human mind is made for truth, and cannot be satisfied adequately without it. Therefore, the false teachers are most clever to know that, if they do not possess some shreds of truth, they can never gain a following of believers. But the so-called truths they preach will be of their own choice. For example, Pope Frances recently prattled that the “Church should not be afraid to go out on the peripheries.” But what does this ambiguous statement mean but anything you want it to. So Cardinal Burke corrected the pope---God bless Him---“saying the Church cannot ever go anywhere in effect without its teachings.” Christ’s teachings were never vagaries like this Francis version but exact moral teaching about everyday life. It is believed by most of today’s contemporary religious leaders that it makes very little difference what a man believes, so long as he lead a decent life. For do not all roads lead to heaven? This is one of the most dangerous doctrines imaginable, for it is in flat contradiction with the teaching of Jesus. Sadly, this current Holy Father Francis falls right into this immoral mold. How? When he teaches about homosexuals to the Press and the Church and the World such wrongheaded statements that “he cannot judge homosexuals because if they are nice and kind people, who am I to judge?” This is altogether not Catholic! And by innuendo heretical !
To realize the severe dangers of this kind of false liberalism---or religious indifferentism , which is heretical ,--especially when It comes from a pope ---it is only necessary to recall how our Divine Savior insisted always that the keeping of the Word of God had to match hand and hand with the hearing of it. “Not everyone that saith ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but whosoever heareth the Word of God and keepeth it, he shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Who are the False Prophets of Today?
Our Savior tells us that not only will false christs appear, but also false prophets before the end of the world, “who shall show great signs and wonders insomuch as even to deceive the elect.” Clearly, the false prophets of whom Jesus speaks would have us look for salvation aside from Christ and His Church: such as the vehemently unorthodox teachings on Marriage, the Eucharist, Homosexuality and what is family at the most recent synod by the new breed of bishops and this pope Francis .
As we see these days, the false prophets of whom Jesus speaks would have us look for salvation aside from Christ and His Church and its perennial Magisterium of 2000 years or its Tradition. Jesus was the King of Prophets, and , therefore, foretold what would befall His Church until the end of time. We need look for no other promises regarding His Church. He has told us all we need to know in this present time through the Deposit of Faith and, for that matter, all times. Nevertheless, the false prophets, not satisfied with the words of Our Savior regarding His Church, would direct us to some other place for the helps we need to reach our eternal destiny. They tell us that, with the spread of education, it is not necessary to accept without question everything that the Catholic Church teaches. Some of these points of doctrine and some of these injunctions of the moral law were highly valuable and civilizing in ages past but not an enlightened age as our own. But no man of science or learning would dream of accepting these doctrines today. This would be intellectual suicide!
Against these false prophets and various other prophets Our Savior warns us to beware in the Holy Scriptures. Since He Is Infinite Wisdom itself, He knew what man would need to attain his full spiritual stature. He knew full well just what was in the heart and soul of man, and what would cure it of its faults and sins. Our Divine Lord Jesus Christ did not come to establish a school of science or public opinion, but a religion filled with precisely those doctrines and moral precepts without which man could not save his immortal soul.
To these teachings of Jesus in His Church essentially nothing new can be added. Whatever strikes us as being new or radically opposite the teachings of the Good Master are not to be found legitimate . All we can hope to do with our science today and education is to find new methods of approach to the teaching of Jesus, and new ways of explaining it more clearly to the people. Anyone, be it pope, bishops, priests or people who essays to substitute anything in the place of the teaching of Christ in the Tradition or the holy Deposit of Faith, is trifling with the Will of God, as this was made known to us authentically in the perennial magisterium of the ages. It is the boast and glory of the holy Catholic Church that, throughout the ages, she has never tolerated any tampering with the teachings of Jesus. Despite what her enemies may say about the Church from within or without , she is not only not behind the times, but so far ahead of them that all heretics and schismatics, with all their intellectual alertness, will never succeed in catching up with her—even if the heretics be pope, bishop, priest or king.
Why will they never succeed? Because though it is a Catholic shame that so few Confessors and Apostles are ready to stand up today to face off against the abominable error that reigns, in particular at the Synods on the Family and Marriage and the Eucharist; nevertheless, Our Father in Heaven will always supply adequate voice to defend the Church till the end of time, even if it be only the saintly words of one courageous prelate named Raymond Cardinal Burke. Why is this? Because……
“The darkness of sin and the night of heathenism shall vanish before the Light of the Word and the Spirit of Grace, and the Heart of Jesus shall live in the hearts of men,” even if it is only a few!
To be continued: J. Hughes Dunphy