NO COMMON FAITH SHARED BY MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS

‘That we Catholics adore with the Muslims the one God is not true’

There is no common faith in God nor common adoration of God shared by Catholics and Muslims by Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

The most erroneous and dangerous affirmation of the Abu Dhabi Document on “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” (signed by Pope Francis and The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmad Al-Tayyeb on February 4, 2019) is the following: “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives.” It contradicts Divine Revelation to say that, just as God positively wills the diversity of the male and female sexes and the diversity of nations, so in the same way he also wills the diversity of religions.

The Abu Dhabi Document speaks also about a common faith in God, for instance: “It is a document that invites all persons who have faith in God and faith in human fraternity.” Here the meaning of faith itself is ambiguous and, moreover, the meaning of faith in God is put on the natural level of believing “in human fraternity.” This is theologically wrong and misleading.

The meaning of the term “faith” is given by Jesus Christ Himself, hence by Divine Revelation. There is only “one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism” (Eph. 4:5), “for all men have not faith.” (2 Thess. 3:2) Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God, is the “the author and perfecter of our faith.” (Hebr. 12:2) Whoever does not believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God has no faith and does not please God, as the Lord says: “Whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God” (Jn 3:18) and “Whoever does not believe in the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God remains on him.” (Jn 3:36)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: “For a Christian, believing in God cannot be separated from believing in the One he sent, his “beloved Son,” in whom the Father is “well pleased”; God tells us to listen to him. (cf. Mk 1:11) The Lord himself said to His disciples: “Believe in God, believe also in me.” (Jn 14:1) (CCC n. 151) “Faith” and “believe” does not mean the knowledge of God by the natural light of the reason, but a supernatural gift of God “aroused and aided by divine grace, receiving faith by hearing, believing to be true what has been divinely revealed and promised.” (Council of Trent, Decree on Justification, sess. 6, chap. 6)

The Church always taught with the First Vatican Council that “the situation of those, who by the heavenly gift of faith have embraced the Catholic truth, is by no means the same as that of those who, led by human opinions, follow a false religion” (Dogmatic Constitution “Dei Filius”, chap. 3)

The same Council teaches: “The perpetual agreement of the Catholic Church has maintained and maintains this too: that there is a twofold order of knowledge, distinct not only as regards its source, but also as regards its object. With regard to the source, we know at the one level by natural reason, at the other level by divine faith. With regard to the object, besides those things to which natural reason can attain, there are proposed for our belief certain mysteries hidden in God which, unless they are divinely revealed, are incapable of being known.” (Dogmatic Constitution “Dei Filius”, chap. 4)

To state that Muslims adore together with us the one God (“nobiscum Deum adorant”), as the II Vatican Council did in Lumen Gentium n. 16, is theologically a highly ambiguous affirmation. That we Catholics adore with the Muslims the one God is not true. We do not adore with them. In the act of adoration, we always adore the Holy Trinity, we do not simply adore “the one God” but, rather, the Holy Trinity consciously—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Islam rejects the Holy Trinity. When the Muslims adore, they do not adore on the supernatural level of faith. Even our act of adoration is radically different. It is essentially different. Precisely because we turn to God and adore Him as children who are constituted within the ineffable dignity of divine filial adoption, and we do this with supernatural faith. However, the Muslims do not have supernatural faith. The Muslims have only a natural knowledge of God. The Koran is not the revelation of God, but a kind of anti-revelation of God, because the Koran expressly denies the divine revelation of the Incarnation, of the eternal divinity of the Son of God, of the redemptive sacrifice of Christ on the Cross, and therefore denies the truth of God, the Holy Trinity. Of course, when a person sincerely adores God the Creator—as the majority of simple Muslim people do—they adore God with a natural act of worship, based on the natural knowledge of God, the Creator. Every non-Christian, every non-baptized person, including a Muslim, can adore God on the level of the natural knowledge of the existence of God. They adore in a natural act of adoration the same God, whom we adore in a supernatural act and with supernatural faith in the Holy Trinity. But these are two essentially different acts of adoration: the one is an act of natural knowledge and the other is an act of supernatural faith. The acts of adoration, and the acts of knowing on which they are based, are substantially different, though the object is the same in that it is the same God. Perhaps one could formulate in this way: “Muslims adore God in an act of natural worship, and thus in a way substantially different from what we Catholics do, since we adore God always with supernatural faith.” 

The subjective act of adoration of the Muslims is also different because their understanding of God is different from ours. One should bear in mind the fact that Muslims, accepting propositions asserted of God that are not of divine origin, are in danger of offering a false knowledge and a false worship to God even on the natural level. 

The Document of Abu Dhabi speaks of “the basis of our common belief in God.” However, those who follow Islam see God as distant, devoid of a personal interrelationship, and this is a very defective idea of God. A considerable portion of Muslims have a distorted and false image of God as One who is unable to communicate personally with us, and whom we cannot truly and personally love as our Father and as our Redeemer.

One must also consider the fact that the Muslim conception of Jesus is a rejection of the Christian idea: for the Koran states that God cannot have a Son, and so they reject the Incarnation even if they accept the Virgin Birth. Therefore, it is inaccurate to equate their veneration of Jesus with our adoration of Him as God Incarnate and the Redeemer of mankind; and their veneration of Mary is not the same as our veneration of her as the Mother of God. Hence, we cannot learn from them how to relate properly to Jesus or Mary. In addition, their understanding that life is “for” God is not the same as ours, for Jesus taught that God is our Father, that we live for Him, in order to increase our love for Him and be happy with Him forever, whereas their conception of living for God is as a slave lives to serve a powerful Master. Finally, the Muslim conception of mercy is different from the Christian conception of mercy, for we are merciful as God the Father was merciful to us, sending His Son to die for us when we were still His enemies, something which the Muslims deny.

According to Surah 9:29, Muslims are to “fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture—[fight] until they give the tribute [jizyah] willingly while they are humbled.”

One cannot agree with the thesis that says that a proper reading of the Koran is opposed to every form of violence. First, this is not true simply based on a plain reading of the Koran. The later Surahs of the Koran are very violent toward non-Muslims and call for the occupation of non-Muslim countries by violence. Even in our days this is well understood by many Muslims to be the legitimate method to read the Koran. Further, the majority of Muslims agree that the later (more violent) Surahs have more authority. Usually, Muslims understand the Koran literally as they have no spiritual or allegorical exegesis. Maybe some exceptional persons, some good Islamic scholars will do this, but they do not represent Islam as such. They have no ultimate authority. 

From the theological point of view, it is, therefore, misleading and confusing that the Roman Pontiff signed a common document with an Islamic religious authority using the terms “God”, “Faith”, “pluralism and diversity of religions”, “fraternity,” though these terms have substantially different meanings in the teachings of the Koran and in the Divine Revelation of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore, one has also to keep in mind the fact, that the Muslims have no authority to settle disputes with a universal authority, since they have no magisterium, and that there is no authority to represent Islam as such, and that there is no central authority in Islam to decide doctrinal questions for all Muslims.

The only stable universal fraternity is the fraternity in Christ. Only in Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit He sent, people can truly be children of God and truly say to God “Father” and consequently be truly brethren: “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and, if children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ” (Rm. 8:14-17).

The only true and stable peace is the peace of Christ. The following teaching of Pope Pius XI from almost a hundred years ago, faithfully transmits what Jesus Christ, Our Divine Teacher and Redeemer, and the constant Magisterium of the Church taught throughout the ages, and which remain the criteria to which the analysis of the Abu Dhabi Document has be submitted: 

“We do not need a peace that will consist merely in acts of external or formal courtesy, but a peace which will penetrate the souls of men and which will unite, heal, and reopen their hearts to that mutual affection which is born of brotherly love. The peace of Christ is the only peace answering this description: ‘let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts.’ (Col. 3:15) Nor is there any other peace possible than that which Christ gave to His disciples (Jn. 14:27) for since He is God, He ‘beholds the heart’ (1 Kings 16:7) and in our hearts His kingdom is set up. Again, Jesus Christ is perfectly justified when He calls this peace of soul His own for He was the first Who said to men, ‘all you are brethren.’ (Matt. 23:8) He gave likewise to us, sealing it with His own life’s blood, the law of brotherly love, of mutual forbearance – ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.’ (Jn. 15:12) ‘Bear ye one another’s burdens; and so you shall fulfill the law of Christ.’ (Gal. 6:2)” (Encyclical Ubi arcano Dei Consilio, 33).

“True peace, the peace of Christ, is impossible unless we are willing and ready to accept the fundamental principles of Christianity, unless we are willing to observe the teachings and obey the law of Christ, both in public and private life.” (Encyclical Ubi arcano Dei Consilio, 47)

“The re-establishment of Christ’s kingdom, we will be working most effectively toward a lasting world peace.” (Encyclical Ubi arcano Dei Consilio, 49)

“Only in this Kingdom of Christ can we find that true human equality by which all men are ennobled and made great by the selfsame nobility and greatness, for each is ennobled by the precious blood of Christ.” (Encyclical Ubi arcano Dei Consilio, 58)

June 4, 2020

+ Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana

Archbishop Viganò sends unprecedented letter to President Trump denouncing the children of darkness

OPEN LETTER by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viga

June 7, 2020

Holy Trinity Sunday

Mr. President,

In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part of humanity, while the children of darkness represent an absolute minority. And yet the former are the object of a sort of discrimination which places them in a situation of moral inferiority with respect to their adversaries, who often hold strategic positions in government, in politics, in the economy and in the media. In an apparently inexplicable way, the good are held hostage by the wicked and by those who help them either out of self-interest or fearfulness.

These two sides, which have a Biblical nature, follow the clear separation between the offspring of the Woman and the offspring of the Serpent. On the one hand there are those who, although they have a thousand defects and weaknesses, are motivated by the desire to do good, to be honest, to raise a family, to engage in work, to give prosperity to their homeland, to help the needy, and, in obedience to the Law of God, to merit the Kingdom of Heaven. On the other hand, there are those who serve themselves, who do not hold any moral principles, who want to demolish the family and the nation, exploit workers to make themselves unduly wealthy, foment internal divisions and wars, and accumulate power and money: for them the fallacious illusion of temporal well-being will one day – if they do not repent – yield to the terrible fate that awaits them, far from God, in eternal damnation.

In society, Mr. President, these two opposing realities co-exist as eternal enemies, just as God and Satan are eternal enemies. And it appears that the children of darkness – whom we may easily identify with the deep state which you wisely oppose and which is fiercely waging war against you in these days – have decided to show their cards, so to speak, by now revealing their plans. They seem to be so certain of already having everything under control that they have laid aside that circumspection that until now had at least partially concealed their true intentions. The investigations already under way will reveal the true responsibility of those who managed the Covid emergency not only in the area of health care but also in politics, the economy, and the media. We will probably find that in this colossal operation of social engineering there are people who have decided the fate of humanity, arrogating to themselves the right to act against the will of citizens and their representatives in the governments of nations.

We will also discover that the riots in these days were provoked by those who, seeing that the virus is inevitably fading and that the social alarm of the pandemic is waning, necessarily have had to provoke civil disturbances, because they would be followed by repression which, although legitimate, could be condemned as an unjustified aggression against the population. The same thing is also happening in Europe, in perfect synchrony. It is quite clear that the use of street protests is instrumental to the purposes of those who would like to see someone elected in the upcoming presidential elections who embodies the goals of the deep state and who expresses those goals faithfully and with conviction. It will not be surprising if, in a few months, we learn once again that hidden behind these acts of vandalism and violence there are those who hope to profit from the dissolution of the social order so as to build a world without freedom: Solve et Coagula, as the Masonic adage teaches.

Although it may seem disconcerting, the opposing alignments I have described are also found in religious circles. There are faithful Shepherds who care for the flock of Christ, but there are also mercenary infidels who seek to scatter the flock and hand the sheep over to be devoured by ravenous wolves. It is not surprising that these mercenaries are allies of the children of darkness and hate the children of light: just as there is a deep state, there is also a deep church that betrays its duties and forswears its proper commitments before God. Thus the Invisible Enemy, whom good rulers fight against in public affairs, is also fought against by good shepherds in the ecclesiastical sphere. It is a spiritual battle, which I spoke about in my recent Appeal which was published on May 8.

For the first time, the United States has in you a President who courageously defends the right to life, who is not ashamed to denounce the persecution of Christians throughout the world, who speaks of Jesus Christ and the right of citizens to freedom of worship. Your participation in the March for Life, and more recently your proclamation of the month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, are actions that confirm which side you wish to fight on. And I dare to believe that both of us are on the same side in this battle, albeit with different weapons.

For this reason, I believe that the attack to which you were subjected after your visit to the National Shrine of Saint John Paul II is part of the orchestrated media narrative which seeks not to fight racism and bring social order, but to aggravate dispositions; not to bring justice, but to legitimize violence and crime; not to serve the truth, but to favor one political faction. And it is disconcerting that there are Bishops – such as those whom I recently denounced – who, by their words, prove that they are aligned on the opposing side. They are subservient to the deep state, to globalism, to aligned thought, to the New World Order which they invoke ever more frequently in the name of a universal brotherhood which has nothing Christian about it, but which evokes the Masonic ideals of those want to dominate the world by driving God out of the courts, out of schools, out of families, and perhaps even out of churches.

The American people are mature and have now understood how much the mainstream media does not want to spread the truth but seeks to silence and distort it, spreading the lie that is useful for the purposes of their masters. However, it is important that the good – who are the majority – wake up from their sluggishness and do not accept being deceived by a minority of dishonest people with unavowable purposes. It is necessary that the good, the children of light, come together and make their voices heard. What more effective way is there to do this, Mr. President, than by prayer, asking the Lord to protect you, the United States, and all of humanity from this enormous attack of the Enemy? Before the power of prayer, the deceptions of the children of darkness will collapse, their plots will be revealed, their betrayal will be shown, their frightening power will end in nothing, brought to light and exposed for what it is: an infernal deception.

Mr. President, my prayer is constantly turned to the beloved American nation, where I had the privilege and honor of being sent by Pope Benedict XVI as Apostolic Nuncio. In this dramatic and decisive hour for all of humanity, I am praying for you and also for all those who are at your side in the government of the United States. I trust that the American people are united with me and you in prayer to Almighty God.

United against the Invisible Enemy of all humanity, I bless you and the First Lady, the beloved American nation, and all men and women of good will.

+ Carlo Maria Viganò

Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana

Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

Marie-Julie Jahenny – Warnings from the Breton Stigmatist

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Author: André, Marquis de La Franquerie.

This is the authoritative text on the Church-approved seer, mystic, and victim soul, Marie-Julie Jahenny. The first part of the book introduces us to Marie-Julie, whose visions began at 19 years of age and continued until her death at 91 yeras of age. The rest of the book gives us the most important of the prophecies regarding these times that we are living through today and the coming Chastisement known as the 3 Days of Darkness.

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From a Protestant perspective, much respect needs to be shown to Mary, Mother of Jesus, yet we need to still test the spirits (1 John 4:1-3):

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

Her Prophecies
Herewith are but a few of her predictions, visions, and or prophecies, some of which concern France, while others more universal:

As early as the 15th of September 1879, Marie-Julie announced Bismarck’s Kulturkampf and the war in Germany against Catholics. She also announced the religious persecutions triggered off by the Freemasons and Republicans; military service imposed on religious; the plundering of Church possessions; the closing of colleges; departure and exile of Religious Congregations. The separation of Church and State, the suppression of Crucifixes in hospitals, in courtrooms and teaching establishments; suppression of chaplains in the Army and Navy, the creation of atheistic schools, iniquity, irreligion, revolution and anti-patriotism. In one word, crime—and she added that youth would be directed “by all that is most corrupt and dirty and would be instructed in a blasphemous religion … the mortal creature would be made to adore all that is most infamous and ignoble, and indecently presented.”

And she said that the Chamber of Deputies is the “hall of hell” and would be struck by the fire of Heaven.

As early as the 15th of September 1881 she announced all the circumstances of the death of Melanie Calvat, the shepherdess of La Salette, who died twenty-three years later, on the 15th of December, 1904, at Altamura, in Italy, and the prophecy came true exactly.

She announced beforehand the eruption of Mont Pele at St. Pierre in the Martinique, and then described it while it was taking place.

She predicted the Transvaal war as early as 1881 and said it would take place at the death of Queen Victoria who died in 1901. She added that France would always have to beware of England.

On the 26th of October 1877, Marie-Julie saw four crosses. The first was for: “France, your tears and your walling have not been heard.”
The second: “Brittany, your moaning heart sighed to my Son. He has heard your voice.”
The third: “Dear Vendee, how many times you have shed your blood for your faith. My blessings will fall on you.”
The fourth: “Alsace and Lorraine will be reunited to France.”

At the death of Leo XIII, a few days before the opening of the conclave, Marie-Julie had the following revelation which describes in advance the reign of the future Pope: “The Adriatic Cardinal is chosen by God, His reign will be that of Christ. He will not last very long and will be called Pius.”
She predicted the world wars of 1914 and 1939. About this last one, speaking of the Germans, as early as the 18th of November, 1920, she said: “These cruel and barbaric souls have not disarmed against the poor children of My Kingdom … They seek by means of great injustice to pay their debts with iron … They will come back. They will do a lot of harm … But I will keep My Kingdom … My Divine power will stop their rage … I will drive them back.”

She foresaw the war in Algeria: “The land of the Arabs will triumph over the poor French armies; all the priests of those religious will have to undergo the most cruel miseries …” This took place to the letter, since those unfortunate priests were odiously persecuted by too many diocesan Ordinaries of the Metropolis and by the majority of the clergy …

She depicted a terribly exact portrait of the false savior, de Gaulle, who was, in fact, consciously or unconsciously, the biggest malefactor in the history of France. Our Lord had said to Marie-Julie: “His lies and his conceit do not deceive Me.” [The author provides a footnote quoting a Mon. Zeller former Grandmaster of the Freemasons who relates the reception by De Gaulle of the Grand Lodge of the Grand Orient in France at Algiers in 1943.]

As to the events and calamities that are either happening now or are to come:

The Mother of God complains of the contempt that the clergy shows with regard to her messages and her apparitions, and Our Lord adds on the 4th of January, 1884: “I have done everything for My people. I sent My Mother on earth. Very few believed in Her words. My voice was heard everywhere through the victims I Myself  had chosen and on whom I worked marvels and prodigies. They were despised and persecuted…”

On the 19th of September 1901—anniversary of the apparition at La Salette—Our Lady said: “Today my eyes still have a trace of the tears that I shed on that day, when I wanted to bring my children the good news if they converted, but sad news if they continued with their iniquities … They take little notice of what I revealed … Now is the time that these great promises will be accomplished that the Church authorities have despised … They did not want the light!… I have suffered a great deal for all this. Pain oppresses my heart at this moment … The most painful sword right now is to see the provisions that have been taken and that are in the making … It is to see the pastors detaching themselves from the Sacred Bond that directs and governs Holy Church … My children, when I remember the day I brought my warnings to the holy mountain (La Salette), to the threatened world; when I remember the harsh reception of my words! … not by all, but by many. And those who should have made them known to the souls, hearts and spirits of children with great confidence, deep penetration; they took no notice! They despised them and most of them refused their confidence …

On the 4th of August 1904, the Queen of Heaven returned again to the question because of the wish of some holy priests who wanted to make known the message of La Salette, “Other pastors rebelled,” and the message was: “Put back under seas,” whereas it should have been “delivered to the world.” It was because pastors and the priesthood was the great issue that there was a rebellion “How do you expect punishments not to fall on the world … they go so far as to make my words disappear and to cause suffering to the ones I devoted to this Holy Cause … I will reward my good pastors …  my servants …”

“Self respect is mortified. I know how my Son is served in Holy Orders and how priests live at all times … How do you expect Heaven to bless the earth! I do not speak of all pastors, all priests, but the number I exclude is very small … All the souls are allowed to drift … very little notice is taken of their salvation! … They like to rest, good living and comfort … Our dear priest victims are very few! The Holy Tribunal is looked at with indifference … they go up to the Holy Altar because they are forced to accomplish this act …”

On the 12th of May 1896: “I have done everything I could to save My people from the punishments. Many priests have grumbled and would not believe My Immaculate Word … They greatly displease me and have offended the Holy of Holies …”

And again on the 19th of September of the same year: “The priest is no longer humble; he is no longer respectful, he is frivolous and cold in the holy service. He thinks of strengthening his body when he lets souls groan without consolation … The worldly feasts will be paid for terribly in eternity… On the day of the great shake-up of My anger: Men will deny the King they served. The faithless priest will not be afraid to deny his Father and put to shame his priesthood for all eternity like Judas. We shall see the betrayals that will take place the day that the terror will be widespread … To save the life of the body, many will lose their souls!”

On the 29th of October 1903: “The warnings of the Holy of Holies have been disregarded … His words were rebuffed by those who should have propagated them, listened to them and increased the grace of love. The missions that Our Lady fulfilled on earth have not been known. No notice was taken of her most solemn words … there was a revolt against her revelations … from those who should have spread these words in the whole of France. .. but what a heavy cross awaits them!

A heavy burden will overwhelm them … A distinct justice is reserved for them…”

And in 1907 Our Lord added: “Does not the systematic stifling of My Divine Words comprise the gravest responsibilities! This is why severe accounts will be demanded of those who intercepted the message from on high!”

During the elections which ensured the triumph of the Republicans (in France) in 1877 and 1879, Our Lady complained: “It was the priests, nearly all of them who were the first to call for the ungodly men who govern the world. The priests hid themselves to give their vote to the revolutionaries …” (But) “the eyes of my Son followed them.”

“Today, they no longer hide themselves, many of them follow the procession behind the red flag. But Our Lord adds, and refers not only to the clergy but to the majority of the population: “They have all wanted disorder and revolution; they will have their fill.” (June 1, 1882).

On another occasion He complained (October 25, 1881): “I announce a terrible punishment for those I have clothed with sacred vestments and filled with grace … They persecute My Church … They are very guilty, not all of them, but many, far the greater number … I know their intentions, I know their thoughts … I see weakness taking hold of my priests to a terrifying extent, the greatest part is not on the royalist side, they are on the side that plants in this poor country, their standard is the color of blood and terror.”

And the Queen of Heaven continues: “More than ever the number of priests that one calls real ministers of God is very small, it is really small … There are many priests who will not … be asked, on the day of terror, to violate the secrets of the confessional … This has already started. Did they not install microphones in Padre Pio’s confessional … and did not one of the accomplices of this outrage occupy for too long a time an important place at the Vatican …”

She continues: “There are some who work under cover while waiting to discard their priestly vestments to better cause horror and abomination amongst the people … There will be scandals … you must expect all kinds of things … The heart of the Church is now only a bleeding wound. Today crime is brought to the foot of the altar …”

And since the stigmatist said she would not repeat this, St. Michael the Archangel replied: “The Lord desires it … I tell the friends of God to prepare themselves and to redouble their prayers because everything is on the point of very great suffering, but God’s friends are forewarned. They can now only wait in the silence of their generous faith … all the friends of the Cross have a special protection reserved by the Holy of Holies and His Beloved Mother.”

Our Lord specifies [1881]: “Woe to the priest who does not reflect on the enormous responsibility which he will have to give back to Me. And the pastors of the Church [the bishops] what will they do for their faith! The greater number are ready to give their faith to save their bodies … the suffering they cause [the Church] will never be repaired. In a short time the pastors of the Church will have spread scandals everywhere and will have given the last sword thrust to holy Church.”

And soon after, on the 14th of December 1881, Our Lady added: “The time of crimes has begun … woe to those who dare to make pacts with these personages who appear in diabolical visions … my victim, many souls will be possessed a few months before (the crisis) …, the world will be mad with fear and in this madness, the devil, who is everywhere on earth, will make them deny their Baptism and the Cross …”

On the same day did she not announce abortion when she said: “The times of crime have begun. Many mothers will be heartless for their own fruits, still innocent, flowers in Heaven!”

On the 24th of April 1884, Our Lord said: “Priests will separate themselves from the voice of authority in greatest numbers. A scandalous freedom of disunion, of levity, will spread in all the dioceses of France …”

“Later on Our Lord showed me the number of apostasies at the time of the fatal event … It will be the ministers of God, who will be the first to begin, not all of them … This punishment will open the Heavens and the God of vengeance will appear with a display of justice … Never had I seen from so close the anger of God…” (November 11, 1884). “But woe to the pastors who abandon the flock” (January 27, 1882).

Marie-Julie announces the profanation of the Holy Species: “They will be thrown in the mud.” (October 17,1883) This has in fact happened.

“The temples of God, where Hell has taken up residence and placed its field of action. It is time to raise one’s eyes to Heaven because in all corners of the world there will be Antichrists as at the time of the Last Judgment who will travel through the whole world to pervert …”

She sees the temporary triumph of Freemasonry, the secularized priest … all these enemies want churches to become theaters of infernal dances and will continue implacably their aim to obtain the cessation of Holy Mass.

They also intend to remove all Crucifixes and statues of the Saints from all the shrines and throw them in a profane place to break them with joy.”

How could she foresee all that is happening in front of our eyes since the 9th of June 1880 if she was not inspired?

On the 19th of March 1878, Our Lady gave the approximate date of the last crisis: “In a hundred years Heaven will have harvested its crop … even before the hundred years are up.” Therefore, it is not far off.

And, He announced the introduction of the enemies of the Church into its bosom: “Before long they will come into power in everything and it will be freedom of evil … The holy ministry will be covered in shame … An undercover grumbling reigns in the hearts of many priests against the bond of Faith (the Pope).”

She frequently announced that the enemies of the Church would penetrate into its bosom: “And perpetrate horrible scandals and thrust the sword into the heart of the Church. Rage has never been greater.”

She had a vision of a dialogue between Our Lord and Lucifer and the latter said: I will attack the Church. I will overthrow the Cross, I will decimate the people, I will deposit a great weakness of Faith in hearts. There will also be A GREAT DENIAL OF RELIGION. For a time I will be MASTER of all things, everything will be under MY CONTROL, even Your temple and all Your people.”

“Saint Michael says that Satan will have possession of everything for some time and that he will reign completely over everything; that all goodness, Faith, Religion will be buried in the tomb … Satan and his own will triumph with joy, but after this triumph, the Lord will in His turn gather His Own people and will REIGN and TRIUMPH OVER EVIL and WILL RAISE UP from the tomb the buried Church, the prostrated Cross …”

Marie-Julie saw that “there will not remain any vestige of the Holy Sacrifice, no apparent trace of faith. CONFUSION will be everywhere …”

“All the works approved by the infallible Church will cease to exist as they are today for a time. In this sorrowful annihilation, brilliant signs will be manifested on earth. If because of the wickedness of men Holy Church will be in darkness, the Lord will also send darkness that will stop the wicked in their search of wickedness …”

THE THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS

Marie-Julie announced the three days of darkness during which the infernal powers will be loosed and will execute all the enemies of God. “The crisis will explode suddenly; the punishments will be shared by all and will succeed one another without interruption …” [January 4, 1884] “The three days of darkness will be on a THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Days of the Most Holy Sacrament, of the Cross and Our Lady … three days less one night.”

“The earth will be covered in darkness”, says Our Lady on 20th of September 1882, “AND HELL WILL BE LOOSED ON EARTH. Thunder and lightning will cause those who have no faith or trust in My Power, to die of fear.”

“During these three days of terrifying darkness, no windows must be opened, because no one will be able to see the earth and the terrible colour it will have in those days of punishment without dying at once …”

“The sky will be on fire, the earth will split … During these three days of darkness let the blessed candle be lighted everywhere, no other light will shine …”

“NO ONE OUTSIDE A SHELTER.. will survive. The earth will shake as at the judgment and fear will be great. Yes, We will listen to the prayers of your friends; NOT ONE WILL PERISH. We will need them to publish the glory of the Cross …” [December 8, 1882]

“THE CANDLES OF BLESSED WAX ALONE WILL GIVE LIGHT during this horrible darkness. ONE CANDLE alone will be enough for the duration of this night of hell … In the homes of the wicked and blasphemers these candles will give NO LIGHT.”

“And Our Lady states: “Everything will shake except the piece of furniture on which the blessed candle is burning. This will not shake. You will all gather around with the crucifix and my blessed picture. This is what will keep away this terror.”

“During this darkness the devils and the wicked will take on THE MOST HIDEOUS SHAPES … red clouds like blood will move across the sky. The crash of the thunder will shake the earth and sinister lightning will streak the heavens out of season. The earth will be shaken to its foundations. The sea will rise, its roaring waves will spread over the continent. ..”

“THE EARTH WILL BECOME LIKE A VAST CEMETERY. The bodies of the wicked and the just will cover the ground.”

“Three-quarters of the population of the globe will disappear. Half the population of France will be destroyed.”

PRAYER TO THE HOLY CROSS DURING THE GREAT DISASTERS

“I hail the, I venerate thee, I embrace thee, oh adorable Cross of my Savior. Protect us, keep us, save us. Jesus loved thee so much, by His example I love you. By thy holy image calm my fears, I only feel peace and confidence.”

Prayer to the Cross During Great Storms

O Crux Ave, spes unica “Et Verbum caro factum est.” Oh Jesus, conqueror of death, save us.

The Coming Chastisement

End times perspective from our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters. Published in 1970 as “The Coming Chastisement” by Yves Dupont, some interesting insights and parallels emerge if one ignores the anti-Protestant and ultra, self-glorifying Catholic perspective. Keep in mind that a peace arises after the war when the anti-Christ appears. I do not endorse or agree with all of the views contained, but believe it may show pieces of the larger eschatology. It is best to rely fully on the Bible instead of personal revelation. A general summary is as follows:

“General Events • Not a two-camp war, but a multi-sided war. • Not a war only, but a world-wide revolution as well. • Not simply a man-made holocaust, but also a God-sent chastisement, accompanied by cosmic disturbances. • To last about four years. Particular Events The whole world will be involved in the fighting. A unique feature is the internal disintegration of the Western democracies and the invasion of Western Europe by (people of the Crescent moon) forces. The roles of the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. (Russia) are not clear in the beginning. The U.S.A. may be involved in the Far-East or at home or both. The U.S.S.R. may want to keep out of the fray at first, while abetting the (Crescent) world, or may be involved in Siberia. Civil wars rage in Western Europe. The Church is persecuted; the Pope leaves Rome and dies in exile: an anti-pope is installed in Rome; the Catholic Church is split, leaderless and completely disorganized. Communism is victorious. The (Crescent moon people) invade Europe and commit innumerable atrocities. In the West, however, Christians rally around an unexpected leader, an army officer of royal blood, but their chances seem very slim. The natural disturbances begin: floods, droughts, famines. A comet approaches the earth: Whole mountains split open; huge tidal waves swallow up low-lying lands; stones fall from the sky; a deadly fog or gas poisons the atmosphere; a prolonged darkness envelops the earth. Two-thirds or three-fourths of the human race is wiped out. The powers of evil are shattered. The Christian Prince leads his growing army to battle and wins victory upon victory. In West Germany he crushes a Germano-Russian Army. Communism collapses everywhere. The Crescent people are thrown back to the sea. The war is carried to Africa and the Middle East, where the Crescent Power is dealt a deadly blow. At this stage, if not earlier, U.S. troops come to the assistance of Western Europe. Russia and China are converted to Catholicism, as also the (Crescent people). All non-Catholics return to Mother Church. A holy Pope is elected; he shows great firmness; and he restores all the former disciplines in the Church. All the nations of Western Europe unite and form a new Roman Empire, and accept as their emperor the great Christian Prince, chosen by God, who works hand-in-hand with the holy Pope. The triumph of the Catholic Church is universal. The whole world enjoys a period of complete peace and unprecedented prosperity in mutual love and respect among people and nations. This great peace will last until the coming of Antichrist.”

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A Warning to the West

Cardinal Sarah discusses his latest book, ‘The Day is Far Spent’

Cardinal Robert Sarah is publishing the third of his book-length interviews with Nicolas Diat: The Day is Far Spent. An unflinching diagnosis, but one full of hope in the midst of the spiritual and moral crisis of the West.

1) In the first part of your book, you describe “a spiritual and religious collapse.” How does this collapse manifest itself? Does it only affect the West or are other regions of the world, such as Africa, also affected by it?

The spiritual crisis involves the entire world. But its source is in Europe. People in the West are guilty of rejecting God. They have not only rejected God. Friedrich Nietzsche, who may be considered the spokesman of the West, has claimed: “God is dead! God remains dead! And we have killed him…” We have murdered God. In view of God’s death among men, Nietzsche would replace him with a prophetic “Superman.”

The spiritual collapse thus has a very Western character. In particular, I would like to emphasize the rejection of fatherhood. Our contemporaries are convinced that, in order to be free, one must not depend on anybody. There is a tragic error in this. Western people are convinced that receiving is contrary to the dignity of human persons. But civilized man is fundamentally an heir, he receives a history, a culture, a language, a name, a family. This is what distinguishes him from the barbarian. To refuse to be inscribed within a network of dependence, heritage, and filiation condemns us to go back naked into the jungle of a competitive economy left to its own devices. Because he refuses to acknowledge himself as an heir, man is condemned to the hell of liberal globalization in which individual interests confront one another without any law to govern them besides profit at any price.

In this book, however, I want to suggest to Western people that the real cause of this refusal to claim their inheritance and this refusal of fatherhood is the rejection of God. From Him we receive our nature as man and woman. This is intolerable to modern minds. Gender ideology is a Luciferian refusal to receive a sexual nature from God. Thus some rebel against God and pointlessly mutilate themselves in order to change their sex. But in reality they do not fundamentally change anything of their structure as man or woman. The West refuses to receive, and will accept only what it constructs for itself. Transhumanism is the ultimate avatar of this movement. Because it is a gift from God, human nature itself becomes unbearable for western man.

This revolt is spiritual at root. It is the revolt of Satan against the gift of grace. Fundamentally, I believe that Western man refuses to be saved by God’s mercy. He refuses to receive salvation, wanting to build it for himself. The “fundamental values” promoted by the UN are based on a rejection of God that I compare with the rich young man in the Gospel. God has looked upon the West and has loved it because it has done wonderful things. He invited it to go further, but the West turned back. It preferred the kind of riches that it owed only to itself.

Africa and Asia are not yet entirely contaminated by gender ideology, transhumanism, or the hatred of fatherhood. But the Western powers’ neo-colonialist spirit and will to dominate pressures countries to adopt these deadly ideologies.

2) You write that “Christ never promised his faithful that they would be in the majority” (pg. 34), and you go on: “Despite the missionaries’ greatest efforts, the Church has never dominated the world. The Church’s mission is a mission of love, and love does not dominate” (pg. 35). Earlier, you wrote that “it is the ‘small remnant’ that has saved the faith.” If you will pardon a bold question: What is the problem exactly, seeing that this “small remnant” does in fact exist currently and manages to survive even in a world hostile to the faith?

Christians must be missionaries. They cannot keep the treasure of the Faith for themselves. Mission and evangelization remain an urgent spiritual task. And as St. Paul says, every Christian should be able to say “If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel!” (1 Cor 9:16). Further, “God desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim 2:4). How can we do nothing when so many souls do not know the only truth that sets us free: Jesus Christ? The prevailing relativism considers religious pluralism to be a good in itself. No! The plenitude of revealed truth that the Catholic Church has received must be transmitted, proclaimed, and preached.

The goal of evangelization is not world domination, but the service of God. Don’t forget that Christ’s victory over the world is…the Cross! It is not our intention to take over the power of the world. Evangelization is done through the Cross.

The martyrs are the first missionaries. Before the eyes of men, their life is a failure. The goal of evangelization is not to “keep count” like social media networks that want to “make a buzz.” Our goal is not to be popular in the media. We want that each and every soul be saved by Christ. Evangelization is not a question of success. It is a profoundly interior and supernatural reality.

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3) I’d like to go back to one of your points in the previous question. Do you mean to say that European Christendom, where Christianity was able to establish itself throughout the whole of society, was only a sort of interlude in history; that it should not be taken as a model in the sense that in Europe Christianity “dominated” and imposed itself through a kind of social coercion?

A society permeated by the Faith, the Gospel, and natural law is something desirable. It is the job of the lay faithful to construct it. That is in fact their proper vocation. They work for the good of all when they build a city in conformity with human nature and open to Revelation. But the more profound goal of the Church is not to construct a particular model society. The Church has received the mandate to proclaim salvation, which is a supernatural reality. A just society disposes souls to receive the gift of God, but it cannot give salvation. On the other hand, can there be a society that is just and in conformity with the natural law without the gift of grace working in souls? There is great need to proclaim the heart of our Faith: only Jesus saves us from sin. It must be emphasized, however, that evangelization is not complete when it takes hold of social structures. A society inspired by the Gospel protects the weak against the consequences of sin. Conversely, a society cut off from God quickly turns into a dictatorship and becomes a structure of sin, encouraging people toward evil. That is why we can say that there can be no just society without a place for God in the public sphere. A state that officially espouses atheism is an unjust state.  A state that relegates God to the private sphere cuts itself off from the true source of rights and justice. A state that pretends to found rights on good will alone, and does not seek to found the law on an objective order received from the Creator, risks falling into totalitarianism.

4) Over the course of European history, we have moved from a society in which the group outweighed the person (the holism of the Middle Ages) – a type of society that still exists in Africa and continues to characterize Islam – to a society in which the person is emancipated from the group (individualism). We might also say, broadly speaking, that we have passed from a society dominated by the quest for truth to a society dominated by the quest for freedom. The Church herself has developed her doctrine in the face of this evolution, proclaiming the right to religious liberty at Vatican II. How do you see the position of the Church toward this evolution? Is there a balance to be struck between the two poles of “truth” and “freedom,” whereas so far we have merely gone from one excess to the other?

It is not correct to speak of a “balance” between two poles: truth and freedom. In fact, this manner of speaking presupposes that these realities are external to and in opposition to one another. Freedom is essentially a tending toward what is good and true. The truth is meant to be known and freely embraced. A freedom that is not itself oriented and guided by truth is nonsensical. Error has no rights. Vatican II recalled the fact that truth can only be established by the force of truth itself, and not by coercion. It also recalled that respect for persons and their freedom should not in any way make us indifferent in relation to the true and the good.

Revelation is the breaking in of divine truth into our lives. It does not constrain us. In giving and revealing Himself, God respects the freedom that He Himself created. I believe that the opposition between truth and freedom is the fruit of a false conception of human dignity.

Modern man hypostatizes his freedom, making it an absolute to the point of believing that it is threatened when he accepts the truth. However, to accept the truth is the most beautiful act of freedom that man can perform. I believe that your question reveals how deeply the crisis of the Western conscience is really in the end a crisis of faith. Western man is afraid of losing his freedom by accepting the gift of true faith. He prefers to close himself up inside a freedom that is devoid of content. The act of faith is an encounter between freedom and truth. That is why in the first chapter of my book I have insisted on the crisis of faith. Our freedom comes to fulfillment when it says “yes” to revealed truth. If freedom says “no” to God, it denies itself. It asphyxiates.

5) You dwell at length on the crisis of the priesthood and argue for priestly celibacy. What do you see as the primary cause in the cases of sexual abuse of minors by priests, and what do you think of the summit that just took place in Rome on this question?

I think that the crisis of the priesthood is one of the main factors in the crisis of the Church. We have taken away priests’ identity. We have made priests believe that they need to be efficient men. But a priest is fundamentally the continuation of Christ’s presence among us. He should not be defined by what he does, but by what he is: ipse Christus, Christ Himself. The discovery of many cases of sexual abuse against minors reveals a profound spiritual crisis, a grave, deep, and tragic rupture between the priest and Christ.

Of course, there are social factors: the crisis of the ‘60s and the sexualization of society, which rebound on the Church. But we must have the courage to go further. The roots of this crisis are spiritual. A priest who does not pray or makes a theatre out of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, a priest who only confesses rarely and who does not live concretely like another Christ, is cut off from the source of his own being. The result is death. I have dedicated this book to the priests of the whole world because I know that they are suffering. Many of them feel abandoned.

We, the bishops, bear a large share of responsibility for the crisis of the priesthood. Have we been fathers to them? Have we listened to them, understood and guided them? Have we given them an example? Too often dioceses are transformed into administrative structures. There are so many meetings. The bishop should be the model for the priesthood. But we ourselves are far from being the ones most ready to pray in silence, or to chant the Office in our cathedrals. I fear that we lose ourselves in secondary, profane responsibilities.

The place of a priest is on the Cross. When he celebrates Mass, he is at the source of his whole life, namely the Cross. Celibacy is a concrete means that permits us to live this mystery of the Cross in our lives. Celibacy inscribes the Cross in our very flesh. That is why celibacy is intolerable for the modern world. Celibacy is a scandal for modern people, because the Cross is a scandal.

In this book, I want to encourage priests. I want to tell them: love your priesthood! Be proud to be crucified with Christ! Do not fear the world’s hate! I want to express my affection as a father and brother for the priests  of the whole world.

6) In a book that has caused quite a stir [In the Closet of the Vatican, by Frédéric Martel], the author explains that there are many homosexual prelates in the Vatican. He lends credibility to Mgr Viganò’s denunciation of the influence of a powerful gay network in the heart of the Curia. What do you think of this? Is there a homosexual problem in the heart of the Church and if so, why is it a taboo?

Today the Church is living with Christ through the outrages of the Passion. The sins of her members come back to her like strikes on the face. Some have tried to instrumentalize these sins in order to put pressure on the bishops. Some want them to adopt the judgments and language of the world. Some bishops have caved in to the pressure. We see them calling for the abandonment of priestly celibacy or making unsound statements about homosexual acts. Should we be surprised? The Apostles themselves turned tail in the Garden of Olives. They abandoned Christ in His most difficult hour.

We must be realistic and concrete. Yes, there are sinners. Yes, there are unfaithful priests, bishops, and even cardinals who fail to observe chastity. But also, and this is also very grave, they fail to hold fast to doctrinal truth! They disorient the Christian faithful by their confusing and ambiguous language. They adulterate and falsify the Word of God, willing to twist and bend it to gain the world’s approval. They are the Judas Iscariots of our time.

Sin should not surprise us. On the other hand, we must have the courage to call it by name. We must not be afraid to rediscover the methods of spiritual combat: prayer, penance, and fasting. We must have the clear-sightedness to punish unfaithfulness. We must find the concrete means to prevent it. I believe that without a common prayer life, without a minimum of common fraternal life between priests, fidelity is an illusion. We must look to the model of the Acts of the Apostles.

With regard to homosexual behaviors, let us not fall into the trap of the manipulators. There is no “homosexual problem” in the Church. There is a problem of sins and infidelity. Let us not perpetuate the vocabulary of LGBT ideology. Homosexuality does not define the identity of persons. It describes certain deviant, sinful, and perverse acts. For these acts, as for other sins, the remedies are known. We must return to Christ, and allow him to convert us. When the fault is public, the penalties provided for by Church law must be applied. Punishment is merciful, an act of charity and fraternal love. Punishment restores the damage done to the common good and permits the guilty party to redeem himself. Punishment is part of the paternal role of bishops. Finally, we must have the courage to clearly apply the norms regarding the acceptance of seminarians. Men whose psychology is deeply and permanently anchored in homosexuality, or who practice duplicity and lying, cannot be accepted as candidates for the priesthood.

7) One chapter is dedicated to the “crisis of the Church.” When precisely do you place the beginning of this crisis and what does it consist in? In particular, how do you relate the “crisis of faith” to the crisis of “moral theology.” Does one precede the other?

The crisis of the Church is above all a crisis of the faith. Some want the Church to be a human and horizontal society; they want it to speak the language of the media. They want to make it popular. They urge it not to speak about God, but to throw itself body and soul into social problems: migration, ecology, dialogue, the culture of encounter, the struggle against poverty, for justice and peace. These are of course important and vital questions before which the Church cannot shut her eyes. But a Church such as this is of interest to no one. The Church is only of interest because she allows us to encounter Jesus. She is only legitimate because she passes on Revelation to us. When the Church becomes overburdened with human structures, it obstructs the light of God shining out in her and through her. We are tempted to think that our action and our ideas will save the Church. It would be better to begin by letting her save herself.

I think we are at a turning point in the history of the Church. The Church needs a profound, radical reform that must begin by a reform of the life of her priests. Priests must be possessed by the desire for holiness, for perfection in God and fidelity to the doctrine of Him who has chosen and sent them. Their whole being and all their activities must be put to the service of sanctity. The Church is holy in herself. Our sins and our worldly concerns prevent her holiness from diffusing itself. It is time to put aside all these burdens and allow the Church finally appear as God made Her. Some believe that the history of the Church is marked by structural reforms. I am sure that it is the saints who change history. The structures follow afterwards, and do nothing other than perpetuate the what the saints brought about.

We need saints who dare to see all things through the eyes of faith, who dare to be enlightened by the light of God. The crisis of moral theology is the consequence of a voluntary blindness. We have refused to look at life through the light of the Faith.

In the conclusion of my book, I speak about a poison from which are all suffering: a virulent atheism. It permeates everything, even our ecclesiastical discourse. It consists in allowing radically pagan and worldly modes of thinking or living to coexist side by side with faith. And we are quite content with this unnatural cohabitation! This shows that our faith has become diluted and inconsistent! The first reform we need is in our hearts. We must no longer compromise with lies. The Faith is both the treasure we have to defend and the power that will permit us to defend it.

8) The second and third parts of your book are about crisis in western societies. The subject is so vast, and you touch on so many important points–from the expansion of the  “culture of death” to the problems of consumerism tied to global liberalism, passing through questions of identity, transmission, Islamism, etc.–that it is impossible to address them all. Among these problems, which seem to you to be the most important and what are the principal causes for the decline of the West?

First I would like to explain why I, a son of Africa, allow myself to address the West. The Church is the guardian of civilization. I am convinced that western civilization is passing at present through a mortal crisis. It has reached the extreme of self-destructive hate. As during the fall of Rome, elites are only concerned to increase the luxury of their daily life and the peoples are being anesthetized by ever more vulgar entertainment. As a bishop, it is my duty to warn the West! The barbarians are already inside the city. The barbarians are all those who hate human nature, all those who trample upon the sense of the sacred, all those who do not value life, all those who rebel against God the Creator of man and nature. The West is blinded by science, technology, and the thirst for riches. The lure of riches, which liberalism spreads in hearts, has sedated the peoples. At the same time, the silent tragedy of abortion and euthanasia continue and pornography and gender ideology destroy children and adolescents. We are accustomed to barbarism. It doesn’t even surprise us anymore! I want to raise a cry of alarm, which is also a cry of love. I do so with a heart full of filial gratitude for the Western missionaries who died in my land of Africa and who communicated to me the precious gift of faith in Jesus Christ. I want to follow their lead and receive their inheritance!

How could I not emphasize the threat posed by Islamism?  Muslims despise the atheistic West. They take refuge in Islamism as a rejection of the consumer society that is offered to them as a religion. Can the West present them the Faith in a clear way? For that it will have to rediscover its Christian roots and identity. To the countries of the third world, the West is held out as a paradise because it is ruled by commercial liberalism. This encourages the flow of migrants, so tragic for the identity of peoples. A West that denies its faith, its history, its roots, and its identity is destined for contempt, for death, and disappearance.

But I would like to point out that everything is prepared for a renewal. I see families, monasteries, and parishes that are like oases in the middle of a desert. It is from these oases of faith, liturgy, beauty, and silence that the West will be reborn.

9) You end this beautiful book with a section entitled “Rediscovering Hope: The Practice of the Christian Virtues.” What do you mean by this? In what way can practicing these virtues be a remedy for the multifarious crisis we have spoken about in this interview?

We should not imagine a special program that could provide a remedy for the current multi-faceted crisis. We have simply to live our Faith, completely and radically. The Christian virtues are the Faith blossoming in all the human faculties. They mark the way for a happy life in harmony with God. We must create places where they can flourish. I call upon Christians to open oases of freedom in the midst the desert created by rampant profiteering. We must create places where the air is breathable, or simply where the Christian life is possible. Our communities must put God in the center. Amidst the avalanche of lies, we must be able to find places where truth is not only explained but experienced. In a word, we must live the Gospel: not merely thinking about it as a utopia, but living it in a concrete way. The Faith is like a fire, but it has to be burning in order to be transmitted to others. Watch over this sacred fire! Let it be your warmth in the heart of this winter of the West. “If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom 8:31). In the disaster, confusion, and darkness of our world, we find “the light that shines in the darkness” (cf. Jn 1:5): He who said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (Jn 14:6).

Translated from the French by Zachary Thomas (Original)

Note: the French text published by La Nef edited the text of the interview given by the h. This is a translation of the integral text supplied by the Cardinal.

Ignatius Press has announced the 2019 publication of an English translation entitled The Day is Far Spent, available to order on their website.

Source: https://catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2019/12/31/herald-top-10-cardinal-sarah-as-a-bishop-it-is-my-duty-to-warn-the-west/

Ancient Demon God Of Child Sacrifice Put On Display In Rome

by  on November 7, 2019 in FeaturedGeneral

The Old Testament repeatedly attacks the Canaanites and also those Israelites who worship a status of a demon named Moloch, which according to Sacred Scripture and the record of sacred Tradition seems to have been a kind of Afro-Semitic “bull god” which demanded human sacrifice in the form of babies and young children being burned alive either before or inside an effigy of it. This thing was common not only to the Levant and area that is today Palestine, but also to North Africa, Greece, and Italy under different names.At a time when paganism is openly returning, and in light of the recent events with the Church and the idol, there was a large statue of Moloch that was put outside of the entrance of the Roman Colosseum.

A reconstruction of a pagan idol who demanded child sacrifice was stationed at the entrance of Rome’s Colosseum as part of a secular historical exhibition.

The presence of the idol raised particular concern among Catholics, as it was erected nine days before the Amazon Synod and the subsequent scandal over the veneration of the Pachamama idol at the Vatican.

The statue of Moloch, worshipped by both the Canaanites and the Phoenicians, is part of an exhibit dedicated to Ancient Rome’s once-great rival, the city of Carthage. The large-scale exhibition, titled Carthago: The immortal myth, runs until March 29, 2020.

“A reconstruction of the terrible deity Moloch, linked to Phoenician and Carthaginian religions and featured in the 1914 film Cabiria (directed by Giovanni Pastore and written by Gabriele D’Annunzio) will be stationed at the entrance to the Colosseum to welcome visitors to the exhibition,” stated a press release about the exhibit.

The statue of Moloch was erected nine days prior to the opening of the Amazon Synod, which was plagued with controversy from the beginning after a ceremony in the Vatican Gardens involving the pagan goddess “Pachamama” was held in the presence of Pope Francis and top-ranking prelates.

Some Catholics are distressed that the pagan god Moloch has been erected at the entrance to the Colosseum, which is one of many amphitheatres where Christians were tortured and executed for the entertainment of the pagan crowds.

“We were so excited the day we decided to go to the Colosseum,” Alexandra Clark told LifeSiteNews via email. She and her sister Tiffany were looking forward to visiting the site of Christian martyrdom.

“But the moment we got there the sight that greeted us was horrifying! Standing guard over the entrance was the colossal pagan statue of Moloch. It was placed in that prime spot so that everyone that entered into the Colosseum had to pass it,” she continued. (source)

 

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The fact that this statue was placed as part of an “art exhibition” right outside of the Colosseum is interesting because, as the story notes clearly. it seems to be a direct insinuation at the many Christian martyrs who were put to death in the Colosseum.

To hint at a coming article, Shoebat.com has a special this Sunday about the situation with that “Pachamama” thing, and we guarantee the details of what we expose will shock you. But without saying too much, and keeping consistent with the theme here, one can see that even in the walls of the Church as well as the political halls of Western society, whose influence extends to the East and then globally, is the direct revival of ancient forms of paganism that Christianity wiped out.

It does not matter if the party is on the “left” or the “right”, for what the left does in public, the right does in secret or covers with culture and nationhood in order to better disguise it, yet it all leads to the same result of violence and death. The “left” has shown this by the Pachamama idol and now what seems to be his evil statue being passed as “art”, yet the right is doing the same thing. Shoebat.com has noted this for a long time, and in 2017, we exposed this with an exclusive investigation into the activities of the counter-jihad movement in Iceland where we found that Robert Spencer was working with a National Socialist pagan and demon worshiper named Sigurfreyr Jonasson who has deep ties to the European political right and the nationalist movements.

The left calls for paganism under the banner of internationalism, but the right calls for it under the name of blood-and-soil doctrines, as this is what National Socialism was and has been promoted by the US since the end of World War II under the Gladio intelligence program through a series of “stay-behind” operations that were connected to philosophical and cultural movements throughout Western Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and parts of Russia or the Far East.

This dysfunction has been show by the many in the Church who, ascribing to either “side” of the false dualistic paradigm, have taken a side and promoted either one, only to advance the general decline of the Faith, replace it with apostasy by action or apathy, and to worsen the already horrible situation.

This is why the world is falling closer to war, why there is no political answer, and why as much as one must criticize those people who do open evil, to never forget that the worse ones are those pagans who do evil in secret yet appear to be one’s closest supporters, which is often only revealed too late after serious and sometimes unrecoverable damage has taken place.

Ancient Demon God Of Child Sacrifice Put On Display In Rome

Exorcists Call for Penance Over Pope’s Sacrilege

Exorcists call for day of reparation after Pachamama rituals

By Martin M. Barillas

Nov 13, 2019 – 9:01 pm EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In a joint statement, four exorcists called on Catholics to join a day of reparation to drive out “any diabolic influence within the Church” that occurred as a result of the Pachamama ritual that Pope Francis attended at the Vatican at the onset of the Amazon Synod.

According to the National Catholic Registerwhere the statement first appeared, the exorcists requested anonymity. They said that Catholics are in the midst of “spiritual warfare” that is “happening with the Church itself” as evidenced by the events witnessed during the Amazon Synod.

The exorcists asked Catholics to make December 6 a day of reparation by praying the Rosary, offering prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and doing penance in the form of fasting, abstinence, or other mortifications.

Pachamama is an earth “goddess” worshipped by indigenous people of South America. At the onset of the Amazon Synod, Pope Francis hosted a “tree-planting” ritual on October 4 that featured clergy and indigenous Amazonian people dancing in a circle around Pachamama statues in the Vatican gardens. The participants also prostrated themselves before the idols. The Pope later accompanied the idols into the hall where bishops were gathering for the synod.

On October 21, 26-year-old Alexander Tschugguel, an Austrian Catholic, removed the idols from the Santa Maria in Traspontina parish church near the Vatican and threw them into the Tiber River. Pope Francis then apologized as “the bishop of Rome” to those offended by the removal of the statues. In his apology, he called the figures “Pachamama statues.” Some defenders of the October 4 ceremony had insisted the statues merely represented motherhood or fertility, or that they depicted the Blessed Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth.

Vatican whistleblower Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò joined more than 100 other prominent Catholics, including priests, in signing a statement making it clear that pagan worship by Catholics is unacceptable and that Pope Francis should “repent publicly and unambiguously of these objectively grave sins.”

Titled Contra recentia sacrilegia, the document called on bishops to “offer fraternal correction to Pope Francis for these scandals.”

According to that statement: “The rendering of worship to anyone or anything other than the one true God, the Blessed Trinity, is a violation of the First Commandment. Absolutely all participation in any form of the veneration of idols is condemned by this Commandment and is an objectively grave sin, independently of the subjective culpability, that only God can judge.”

Other prominent churchmen who have been critical of the Pachamama rituals include: Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Bishop José Luis Azcona Hermoso, Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer, and Bishop Marian Eleganti.

Catholics who were worried that the Amazon Synod would be used as a vehicle to try to change Church doctrine did not have those fears alleviated by the gathering’s final document, which called for the ordination of married men and “new paths for ecclesial ministry” for women.

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Below is the full statement of the four exorcists:

In light of recent events regarding the Pachamama ritual in the Vatican Gardens, the subsequent procession of the idol into St. Peter’s, as well as placing the idols in St. Maria in Traspontina church, we are reminded of the words of St. Paul (1 Corinthians 10:20), “Do I say, that what is offered in sacrifice to idols, is anything? Or, that the idol is anything? But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils.”

The Psalms (95:5) tell us that “all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.” These events bring home the reality that (Ephesians 6:12) “our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” These events bring home the reality that we are in spiritual warfare and that warfare is happening within the Church, itself.

We are, therefore, encouraging all Catholics who recognize the evil of the events to join us in a day of prayer and penance on December 6th, for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of these recent events — along with any other events.

We are asking all of those who participate to do the following for this intention:

1.) say the Rosary;

2.) take on some form of penance, such as fasting, abstinence and other forms of mortification;

3.) to offer the prayers to the Sacred Heart, as seen below.

Other recommended acts which we encourage others to do for this intention is make a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament and attend Mass that day, offering the merits of the Mass for this intention.

May the Divine Mercy rest upon all of us.

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Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart.

Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof; call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.

Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism; refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Thy chosen people: of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.

Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and Honor forever. Amen.

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O sweet Jesus, Whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thy altar eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy Law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holidays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints.

We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy Divine Love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded.

Would, O divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy divine honor, the satisfaction Thou didst once make to Thy eternal Father on the cross and which Thou dost continue to renews daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent other from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may one day come to that happy home, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.

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Decline of the Catholic Church Foretold

Garabandal Predicted Synod before the Warning

By David Martin

There have been a number of prophecies given concerning a coming celestial intervention, during which every person living will be made to see exactly how he is offending God in his life. This intervention, known as the great Warning, will be a correction of the world’s conscience and will be preceded by a period of revolution and a perfidious attempt on the part of the Catholic hierarchy to unite the Church with the world.

The historic Amazonian Synod in Rome marks a concerted attempt to unite the Catholic Church with the world, that it might be ecological, ecumenical—one-world. We see this betrayal captured live on film in a deplorable scene inside of St. Peter’s Basilica—a nude Mother Earth idol along with Pope Francis and various cardinals chanting, dancing, and praying before the statue. The synod is all about making “reparation” to “Mother Earth” for the “sins” committed against her. It bows to a planetary idol. Vatican rep denies claims that alleged ‘pagan’ statue is the Virgin Mary

The apparitions of *Garabandal, Spain (1961-1965), have spoken at length on the coming Warning, which will occur when the sin of man reaches the peak of iniquity. According to Conchita Gonzalez, the principal seer of Garabandal, the Warning will come on the heels of an ecclesial synod, which she describes as a “small council.”

Mother Nieves Garcia, a firm believer in the Garabandal apparitions who personally knew Conchita, went on record as saying that the Virgin Mary told Conchita that soon after a synod, the Warning will occur. Mother Nieves relates the following in an interview in May 2014.

“During the apparitions, the Virgin told Conchita that before the future events occur, a Synod will take place, an important Synod. Then Conchita told the story to her aunt. The aunt asked her: “Do you refer to [a] Council?” Because that was the time of the Second Vatican Council. Conchita told her aunt, “No, the Virgin didn’t say Council, she said Synod, and I think Synod is a small council.”

“It is impossible for a twelve year old girl without any knowledge and culture to talk about a Synod that didn’t exist and we didn’t know at that time, and in addition she defined the Synod as a “small council.”

“I have heard this from Fr. Rafinel, and he heard it from Fr. Pesquera who wrote some of the first books about the Garabandal apparitions. He discussed that with professor Lacques Serre who works at Paris Sorbonne University and he described that Synod as a pre-Warning. Professor wrote him many letters in which he also described that as a “pre-Warning.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHFLxfDrRYA

The Amazonian Synod indeed is a warning to the Church when we consider its pagan agenda and how it bows to the idol of “Mother earth.” Synodal architects even advocate that we draw from indigenous “ancestral wisdom,” which is occult language that we associate with pagan cultures like the Mayans and Aztecs who murdered their children in infanticide, just as infanticide is now practiced in the Amazon with the approval with some bishops there.

Among the graphics used to publicize the Synod is a poster of a topless indigenous woman breast-feeding a weasel to suggest that everything in creation is “interconnected” and that we are “related” to the animals.

That Rome should descend to such diabolical depths is a clear testament to the apostasy of our times. These shocking events immediately call to mind Christ’s prophecy concerning the divine wrath of the last days that would ensue in the wake of the abominations that would pollute the Sanctuary. As he says:

“When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand…. For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:15-22)

The abominations in Rome indeed are inciting God’s wrath. According to Garabandal, God in His mercy will first send the Warning, which if not heeded, will be followed by a great and final Chastisement.

In the meantime, let us seek to mitigate God’s holy indignation by praying against the ungodly Synod in Rome. Prayers can move mountains, so let us pray that God’s Holy Mountain can be cleansed of profanation and restored to its former position of honor as it stood before Vatican II.

* The apparitions still await the formal sanction of the Church, but Catholics should be encouraged to know that Garabandal is endorsed by respectable clergy just as it was endorsed by St. Padre Pio who encouraged his spiritual children to frequent the apparition site with belief.

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Pre-Amazonian Synod Document

Towards the Pan-Amazon Synod: Pre-Instrumentum Laboris Document

By Anthony Stine on Sunday, October 6, 2019

I’ve attempted to send this document to various Catholic media outlets but with no luck. It is what it is, I guess. A subscriber put in the hard work to get this giant document translated quickly. Please spread it around if you feel up to it. It’s much worse than the Instrumentum Laboris and was the document that IL was based on. The link is below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13Qth8FfpmoDFePS5QI_Yu1Ze-qG69PlO/view?usp=sharing

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Catholic Concerns Over Amazon Synod

From: ROME ROUNDTABLE: CATHOLIC EXPERTS SOUND ALARM OVER CURRENT PAPACY

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 4, 2019

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – On the eve of the Amazon Synod, 10 Catholic lay leaders warned of the revolutionary designs against the Catholic faith, many of them rooted in the current pontificate.

Hosted by the international pro-life group Voice of the Family, the roundtable, titled “Our Church — Reformed or Deformed?” took place Oct. 4 at the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio, and featured a number of Catholic luminaries, including John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews, author Dr. Taylor Marshall, Italian Vaticanistas Roberto de Mattei and Marco Tosatti, José Antonio Ureta of Tradition, Family and Property, and Church Militant’s Michael Voris, among others.

The roundtable was moderated by John Smeaton, president of the U.K.’s Society for the Protection of the Unborn. (Read more at https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/rome-roundtable-catholic-experts-weigh-in-on-church-crisis)

Michael Voris’ full statement follows:

Roundtable Opening Statement 

Pope Francis has brought such moral and political confusion to the world and the Church that he needs to recognize this  — and resign. 

The office of the papacy has as its specific aim a demonstration of unity in the Church – but not unity in the sense of a “majority rules,” but a unity, a union, a cohesion of the Ancient Faith demonstrated in modern times — whether those times are the ninth, 16th or 21st centuries. 

This almost always, by necessity, means a conflict with worldliness, what theologians have often called “the spirit of the age,” and to which they add: Whoever marries himself to the spirit of the age finds himself a widower in the next. 

Pope Francis — regardless of his intentions — seems to not recognize his fundamental duty as pope; the Church does not belong to him; as it does not belong to any pope, nation or political ideology or any age. The Church is ageless precisely because it is not married to any age. 

Likewise, it expresses timeless truths, truths outside of time, not dependent on time or place. 

But this pope has from the earliest days of his pontificate (the opening month, in fact) moved the Church to align itself with a counterfeit kind of theology inspired by godless atheism, and in the rush to advance this, he’s surrounded himself with numerous clerical scoundrels — some who have been complicit in the performing of or cover-up of sex abuse of minors or young adults, mostly male. 

The doctrine of Liberation Theology, born in the bowels of the KGB and unleashed on South America in a Soviet attempt to destabilize Catholicism on that continent, is by necessity anti-Western. 

Western civilization was constructed by the Catholic Church following the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West. This civilization was predominantly God-centered, not man-centered. 

It recognized that what man today so freely tosses around as a universal concept of rights have no basis whatsoever if they are not rooted in God and His natural law. 

The only “liberating” any authentic theology can accomplish is from an incorrect anthropology of man, an anthropology that enslaves him to purely modernist notions of equality being the same as justice. 

Whether he realizes it or not, the Holy Father has entangled the Church in an anti-God philosophy, granting absolution to a political system that has as its primary end the overthrow of the Divine, of all that is sacred. 

This system presents itself, for the necessary moment, as one rooted in a more complete understanding of God and man’s relationship to the world — and this system is wrong. 

It is not a theological position. It is not a theological system. It is purely political, choosing for the time, to use a merely theological-sounding narrative as cover.  

This system is known by various terms and as such is a kind of political chameleon — able to adapt in appearance to whatever registers most favorably in a given survey, or the latest poll.

Whether it goes by the name of Socialism, Globalism, Liberation Theology, Environmentalism or others, it is the same movement just viewed through a different prism. And at the core is an elevation of man or creation over God, pretending that God the Creator is desirous of this.  

The pope is the pope of the Universal Church. He is not pope of the Globalist Church. 

The Universal Church is one stretching through all time and eternity. The Globalist Church is one married to one time and political thought. 

Furthermore, the very notion of speaking in terms of the Church as a pusher of globalist talk is repugnant to Catholic ears and sensibilities — as it is, or would be, if the Universal Church were spoken of in terms of a Capitalist Church or Socialist Church or Environmentalist Church. 

The divinely constituted Church is larger than any man-made political system and therefore cannot be contained within any man-made, passing, temporary system or philosophy. 

The Church owes obeisance to no earthly order, which indicates and presupposes that the temporary bishop of Rome, whoever he may be at a given time, likewise owes nothing to the world other than proclamation of Eternal Truth. 

The United Nations does not supersede the Holy Catholic Church. Marxist-inspired Liberation Theology does not supersede the Holy Catholic Church. Rampant capitalism does not supersede the Holy Catholic Church.  

A cooperative alliance among nations, which diminishes or even abolishes national sovereignty does not supersede the Holy Catholic Church. And likewise, and even more importantly, a cooperative approach to other religions, for whatever imagined good, does not supersede the only true religion. 

This current pontificate has lost nearly all sight of its obligation to the world, which is to lead the highest of all God’s creation to the Creator, toward salvation.  

The entire purpose of this so-called Amazon Synod is to complete the work of revolutionaries within the Church who began their undermining of the Church many decades ago. 

Since Pope Francis, far from having attempted to prevent this evil, has actually contributed to it, sensible faithful Catholics, be they political conservatives or not, Americans or not — for those are all categories far more confining in scope than our shared love of the Ancient Faith — we assert that Pope Francis has forsaken his sacred duty and needs to step down. 

This becomes more and more clear with each passing pronouncement, exhortation, consistory, ecclesiastical appointment, shuffling of the Curia and so forth. 

Pope Francis and his clerical allies are creating a globalist organization with a Catholic-appearing face. What is emerging is not Catholic. The façade should be dropped and for once truth be allowed to prevail. 

Thank you.