Monday, January 02, 2012

"A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God..."

"Suppose, dear friend, that Communism [one of 'the errors of Russia' mentioned in the Message of Fatima] was only the most visible of the instruments of subversion to be used against the Church and the traditions of Divine Revelation...

"I am worried by the Blessed Virgin's messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in her liturgy, her theology and her soul....

"I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject her ornaments and make her feel remorse for her historical past.

"A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them, like Mary Magdalene weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, "Where have they taken Him?"  (Pope Pius XII, quoted in the book Pius XII Devant L'Histoire, pp. 52-53, by Msgr. Georges Roche).

How will this be accomplished?  Pope St. Pius X, the Pope of the Eucharist, warned back in 1907, in his Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis, that the enemies of the Church, knowing that external persecution of Her actually brings about Her greater growth ("The blood of the martyrs is the seed of Christianity" - Tertullian), would focus in the future on destroying Her through infiltration.

Our Lady told Fr. Stefano Gobbi of the Marian Movement of Priests: "I am weeping because the Church is continuing along the road of division, of loss of the true faith, of apostasy and of errors which are being spread more and more without anyone offering opposition to them. Even now, that which I predicted at Fatima and that which I have revealed here in the third message confided to a little daughter of mine (i.e. Sister Lucia) is in the process of being accomplished. And so, even for the Church the moment of its great trial has come, because the man of iniquity will establish himself within it and the abomination of desolation will enter into the holy temple of God." (To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons, No. 362, September 15, 1987, p. 572.)

And again: "The black beast like a leopard indicates Freemasonry; the beast with the two horns like a lamb indicates Freemasonry infiltrated into the interior of the Church, that is to say, ecclesiastical Masonry, which has spread especially among the members of the hierarchy. This Masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that Satan would enter in even to the summit of the Church. If the task of Masonry is to lead souls to perdition, bringing them to the worship of false divinities, the task of ecclesiastical Masonry on the other hand is that of destroying Christ and his Church, building a new idol, namely a false christ and a false church." (To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons, No. 406, June 13, 1989, p. 649)

The false church Our Lady refers to was also foretold by Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a German Augustinian nun, stigmatist, and miracle-worker, who subsisted entirely on water and Holy Communion for many years. Venerable Emmerich received numerous visions of the future crisis in the Church and the infiltration of the Masons. In her visions, she describes men in aprons destroying the Church with a trowel, The Masons wear aprons and their symbol is the Mason's trowel. The following excerpts are from page 565 of the Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich, Vol. 1, by Rev. K.E. Schmöger, Tan Books, 1976:

"I saw St. Peter's. A great crowd of men was trying to pull it down whilst others constantly built it up again. Lines connected these men one with another and with others throughout the whole world. I was amazed at their perfect understanding." The demolishers, mostly apostates and members of different sects, broke off whole pieces and worked according to rules and instructions. They wore WHITE APRONS bound with blue riband. In them were pockets and they had TROWELS stuck in their belts. The costumes of the others were various."There were among the demolishers distinguished men wearing uniforms and crosses. They did not work themselves but they marked out on the wall with a TROWEL where and how it should be torn down. To my horror, I saw among them Catholic Priests. Whenever the workmen did not know how to go on, they went to a certain one in their party. He had a large book which seemed to contain the whole plan of the building and the way to destroy it. They marked out exactly with a TROWEL the parts to be attacked, and they soon came down. They worked quietly and confidently, but slyly, furtively and warily. I saw the Pope praying, surrounded by false friends who often did the very opposite to what he had ordered..."

We have witnessed the gradual emergence of this false church within Christ's Church. And that which this false church proposes is a new religion in which man, and not God, is the object of worship. And all will be accomplished in the name of humanitarianism. Through one of his characters in his prophetic book The Lord of the World, Fr. Robert Hugh Benson describes this humanitarian religion: " becoming an actual religion itself, though anti-supernatural. It is a pantheism. Pantheism deifies all nature, God is the world, but naturally, man above all is God since he is the highest expression of nature. It is a religion devoid of the 'super' natural, because since God is nature itself, there is no longer a distinction between Creator and creature. The creature is God and hence arbitrator of his own destiny and establishes the moral law for himself. Nature, and man is its highest expression, has all the divine attributes. Humanitarianism is a religion devoid of the supernatural. It is developing a ritual under Freemasonry; it has a creed, 'God is man'; and the rest. It has, therefore, a real food of a sort to offer religious cravings: it idealizes, and yet makes no demands upon the spiritual faculties. Then, they have the use of all the churches except ours, and of all the Cathedrals; and they are beginning at last to encourage sentiment. Then they may display their symbols and we may not: I think they will be established legally in another ten years" (Introduction, p. xvii).

The new humanitarian religion of Antichrist has already taken root within the true Church founded by the Lord Jesus.  This new humanitarian religion will embrace homosexuality.  As Father Vincent Miceli, S.J., has explained, "For the Modernist dogmas are tentative, provisional formulas, the outcome of on-going religious experience, as changeable as that experience itself.  The Collective Conscience of the many sharing similar dogmas forms the Church.  And Church authority originates from the Collective Conscience."  John Smeaton, writing for LifeSiteNews, explains that, "Only two months ago I watched him [Archbishop Vincent Nichols] in an exchange on Catholic teaching and gay unions during an interview on BBC's Hardtalk (Friday, 2nd July). Stephen Sackur, the Hardtalk interviewer, asked the archbishop:

"Some of their vicars are also prepared to sanction gay unions. That church is showing flexibility. Is the Catholic church not going to have to do the same eventually?"

To which the archbishop replied

"I don't know. Who knows what's down the road?"

Faithful Catholics, now a remnant, do know "what's down the road."  They are able to read the "signs of the times."  And they know in advance what is coming.


ACatholicinClinton said...

Increasingly, people are denying God. My parish and many others in my diocese, are near empty as the faithful abandon the Church. Most of those remaining are seniors in their 60s, 70s and 80s. It is an errie feeling being the only one in his 30s in the parish.

jac said...

From reliable sources I know that our Archbishop is a freemason.
Therefore according the Church's laws, he is excommunicated ipso facto.
Should we obey him anyways?

James T. said...

Popes Pius X and Pius XII were prophets. And we are now living in the darkness Pius XII foretold when he said that, "We believe that the present hour [the period after the Second World War] is a dread phase of the events told by Christ. It seems that darkness is about to fall on the world. Humanity is in the grip of a supreme crisis."

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

If a Bishop or Archbishop or Cardinal is not in union with the Holy Father and the Bishops who are in union with him, then you do not follow such him. If your Archbishop is dissenting from the Church's Magisterium, then you have your answer.

Relevant reading of interest:

Anonymous said...

Jac - you needen't obey a heretic. It's about time we used the word heretic to make things truly clear.

Helen Westover said...

There is a great cleavage in the Church today - the heretics, and the Orthodox. Being in the latter camp, I see our numbers growing.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Or as Montfort put it Helen, the Children of Mary and the Children of Belial.

Martin said...

On New Year's Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, one of our local priests, in his homily, said that many people have a problem with Our Lady's Immaculate Conception. They don't accept it. He then said that Mary does not need to be on a pedestal. He then proceeded to remove Our Lady from the pedestal on which God had placed her, and said, essentially, ''She is just one of us.'' I was disgusted. The priest had avoided overtly denying dogma, but the meaning was clear to me. Dragged off her pedestal, Our Lady, being just one of us, does not offer us a model of holy purity and chastity. Being just one of us, she has nothing to offer. This disgusting heresy was what was offered for nourishment to poor lost souls in my local parish church last Sunday.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Martin, I'm sorry to hear of what you and your fellow parishioners were put through on the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

The Catechism defines faith thusly: "Faith is the theological virtue by which we believe in God and believe all that he has said and revealed to us, and that the Holy Church proposes for our belief, because he is truth itself." (CCC, 1814). Faith is the acceptance of the truths revealed by God without proof.

Faith is a grace: "Faith is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused by him. 'Before this faith can be exercised, man must have the grace of God to move and assist him; he must have the interior helps of the Holy Spirit, who moves the heart and converts it to God, who opens the eyes of the mind and makes it easy for all to accept and believe the truth.'" (CCC, 153).

Faith does not contradict reason. Consequently, once the truths which have been revealed by God are accepted, human reason attempts to understand and defend those truths. Faith may be understood as "faith seeking understanding" (CCC, 154-159). As No. 156 explains:

"What moves us to believe is not the fact that revealed truths appear as true and intelligible in the light of our natural reason: we believe "because of the authority of God himself who reveals them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived". So "that the submission of our faith might nevertheless be in accordance with reason, God willed that external proofs of his Revelation should be joined to the internal helps of the Holy Spirit." Thus the miracles of Christ and the saints, prophecies, the Church's growth and holiness, and her fruitfulness and stability "are the most certain signs of divine Revelation, adapted to the intelligence of all"; they are "motives of credibility" (motiva credibilitatis), which show that the assent of faith is "by no means a blind impulse of the mind."

I know this will probably come as a surprise to this confused priest, but the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum) of Vatican II had this to say:

"..the task of authentically interpreting the word of God, whether written or handed on, has been entrusted exclusively to the living teaching office of the Church, whose authority is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ. This teaching office is not above the word of God, but serves it, teaching only what has been handed on, listening to it devoutly, guarding it scrupulously and explaining it faithfully in accord with a divine commission and with the help of the Holy Spirit, it draws from this one deposit of faith everything which it presents for belief as divinely revealed." (No. 10).

And this living teaching office teaches authoritatively that Mary was conceived without stain of Original Sin and that, as a result, was not capable of actual sin.

The Church has declared the Queenship of Mary. It is God who created Mary as a fitting tabernacle - free of Original and Actual sin - for His dwelling place. It is from the spotless Virgin that Jesus takes His flesh and redeems fallen mankind.

This priest, if he does not accept the Immaculate Conception, is a heretic. This situation should be reported to the local Ordinary immediately.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Martin said...

I think I'd be wasting my time Paul. As far as I can discern, reporting anything to the local ordinary would be a complete waste of time. It would also destroy any chance that I might work in any diocese in my country ever again. I might, one day, be a catechist.

I think the problem is quite simple: many priests and bishops never had the Catholic faith, so they are unable to teach or live it. A major crisis of faith. Modernism. this sums it up quite well:

jac said...

I wonder where in the Fatima's messages there is a hint to what you wrote:
"This Masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that Satan would enter in even to the summit of the Church."
Please let me know.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

"We know moreover, that Sister Lucy confided in the 1970s, that 'the chastisement predicted by Our Lady in the Third Secret had already begun'." (Frère François de Marie des Anges, Fatima: Tragedy and Triumph, pp. 237-238; Brother Michael of the Holy Trinity, The Whole Truth About Fatima: The Third Secret, Vol. III, p. 640).

Our Lady had said, among other things, that "In Portugal, the dogma of the faith will always be preserved." This is to imply that elsewhere it will not be.

Which is not to say that Portugal won't have its problems. But in that nation, more than others, the faith will be preserved.

Site Meter