Sunday, November 09, 2014

Pope Francis, hatred of truth and the vocation to defend life

Several years ago, the President of a pro-life ministry, who is also a priest, said that, "Abortion is a demonic industry...Abortion is blood sacrifice of innocent blood to the devil. The clinics are like temples, the doctors are like priests, the medical table is their altar. It's a ritualized sacrifice...Abortion is a spiritual evil..if we are to beat it, we can't just fight it in the political realm. It derives its power from below. To confront a force this strong, you need a massive amount of prayer...Exorcism requires prayer and fasting.."

Now I've been saying this for more than twenty years.  I have been routinely insulted in the past for speaking this spiritual truth: that some demons will only be driven out through much prayer and fasting. Jesus has said it. Shall we argue with Him?

Fasting must accompany our prayer. Why? Because Fasting helps subject our bodies to our spirits (1 Cor 9:27), because fasting disciplines the body, mind, and spirit (Prov. 25:28), because fasting subordinates our flesh with its desires to the desires of the Spirit (Gal 5:17), because fasting helps us to set priorities in our lives. (Mt 6:33) and because fasting is really longing after God. (Ps 63:1-2). The power of fasting is a mystery. Which is probably why those who deem themselves "intelligent," "reasonable" and "rational" cannot understand its importance. But whether such people accept it or not, fasting breaks demonic strongholds and demonic attacks and helps us to walk in the spirit rather than the flesh, to sow to the Spirit, not to the sinful nature.

But getting back to the evil of abortion, which is clearly (unless you're losing your faith) satanic: Pope Benedict XVI rightly noted that abortion and same-sex "marriage" Are the two greatest evils threatening society today.  But Pope Francis has asserted that the Church has been obsessing over these evils.

While Pope John Paul II said that, "To defend and promote life, to show reverence and love for it, is a task which God entrusts to every man..." (Evangelium Vitae, No. 42), this current Pope refers to this task entrusted to us by Almighty God as an "obsession."

Today there is a demand for sex without love, for a licentiousness in sex which has wrought a heartless society in which individuals do not care for anyone but themselves. The fruit of this demonic theology is the slaughter through abortion and euthanasia of human beings created in the Imago Dei. It is a theology of violence which is rooted in hatred of truth. For at the heart of immorality is falsity, the hatred of truth. Fr. Vincent P. Miceli, in an essay entitled "The Taproot of Violence," explains:

"...violence entered creation from the rebellion of Lucifer. This rebellion arose from the heart of pride. But the sin of pride is the offspring of the vice known as hatred of truth. Hatred of truth is the result of the creature's attempt to rearrange God's hierarchy of beings and values into an order which the creature prefers to the plan of God. This attempt immediately produces the violence of disorder, the chaos of falsity and immorality. For hatred of truth is really hatred of God who creates all things wisely and governs them lovingly. Lucifer, the Morning Star, was instantly deformed into the Prince of Darkness because he attempted to live a lie. He wanted to dethrone God and become God himself..."

We live in an environment where there is a "violence of disorder" because we have abandoned truth.  And hatred of truth leads to violence.  It is the very root of violence.  Jesus said to the Pharisees, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own account, but he sent me.  Why do you not understand what I say?  It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.  You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.  But, because I tell the truth, you do not believe me." (John 8: 42-45).

It is rejection of truth which leads to violence.  And so we read in verse 59 of the same Chapter, "So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple."  If there is exaggerated rhetoric and violence across our society, it is because many have rejected God's created order.  But there is a consequence to this rejection of truth.  As Dorothy Sayers reminded us, if we will not have Christ, we will have chaos.

Perhaps that's what Pope Francis wants: chaos.  Did he not say that Catholics
should make a mess?

Immaculate Heart of Mary, protect us from the Father of lies (John 8:44) and his disciples.


Unknown said...

Our Lady of Sorrows

O dearest Mother, Lady of Sorrows
crying for our todays and tomorrows
‘cause we, Your children don’t care
to listen to Your warnings to prepare
for the coming abomination
and possible eternal damnation
if we don’t return to the Lord
and throw our Salvation overboard
Even seeing You cry bloody tears
does not make us change any gears
but what else can one expect
when Church leaders misdirect
and transform a saintly Lucas
into a devil possessed Judas
betraying Jesus as did Iscariot
while they ride their fancy chariot
not pulled by a donkey but by a jaguar
using diversity and coexistence as an avatar
The days are approaching that the real Church
will have to hide, away from the vicious smirch
Jesus Your Son is being crucified again
by the pride and the ingratitude of men
I want to dry Your tears, my sweet Mother
your pain and sufferings I want to smother
by following Your Son our Savior
through an obedient and docile behavior

Rita Biesemans, September 15 2014
Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows
I love You so much, my Heavenly Mother

Unknown said...


In a world so full of darkness
hearts transform into harshness
mouths are hurling insults
living the Me, Me, Me, cults

A brother killing his brother
a daughter killing her mother
kids who choose rather
than to obey, to kill the father

a world drenched in the occult
and in God refuses to exult
has chosen its own direction
thus asking for Your correction

As in the times of Noah, we are in the days
You spoke of in so many different ways
we live in the end of time as we know it
in which finally Thy Kingdom will be legit

Please Lord, let Your Light
more than ever be so bright
let it shine upon each faithful son
to achieve the victory already won.

Jesus will triumph in the final victory over the devil

Rita Biesemans June 19 2014

Samantha said...

Even the U.S. Bishops are wary of Francis and unsettled by his agenda. The Church has entered apocalyptic times.....PRAY PRAY PRAY!

Unknown said...

the battlefield of the soul 11-11-11


Many a word has never been spoken

but in the silence of my heart

Many a battle has never been fought

but on the battlefield of my soul

Many a tear has never been dried

but by the dryness I feel in myself

Many a cry has never been heard

but by the One Who hears and consoles.

Rita Biesemans, Holy Week 2009

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