OUR LADY of FATIMA and the Russian Connection

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PART 3 of the series of Fatima Centenary talks in 2017

 A Day With Our Lady of Fatima, Saturday 19 August 2017OUR LADY of FATIMA and the Russian Connection

Exactly one hundred years ago today, three young shepherds in Portugal were tending their flocks in a place called Valinhos. It was a Sunday evening in 1917 and the children had just emerged from a traumatic three days in prison. Without warning there came a flash of light and the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to them.

For Lucy and her two cousins Jacinta and Francisco this was an unexpected visit. They had missed their August rendezvous with Our Lady. As in the previous months of May June and July it was designated for the 13th day of the month.

Word had spread like wildfire across Europe. Thousands of pilgrims had flooded into Portugal for the intended August 13th apparition. But the Masons who governed the country were determined to put a stop the religious hysteria. On the very day the apparition was due to occur, the Administrator of the local council had abducted the three little shepherds. He imprisoned them, subjected them to exhausting interrogations and even threatened to throw them into a cauldron of boiling oil – all in an attempt to make them admit they were lying and had invented stories. Paradoxically, he also wanted them to reveal the secrets that the Blessed Virgin had given to them in July!

Response of the children to imprisonment and death threats:

Despite their treatment these young children, aged between eight and eleven, resisted the bullying. They clung to the truth; refused to disclose the secrets confided by Heaven. For 72 hours they resisted, to heroic degrees, fortified I’m sure by their experiences with the Blessed Mother. When their lives were threatened, according to the memoirs of Sister Lucy, little Jacinta’s face lit up with joy. “How wonderful!” she cried, “I so love Our Lord and Our Lady and this way we’ll be seeing them very soon!”

This was the response of a nine year old girl to death threats. This tells us how real, how totally absorbing, how profound had been the effect of the Heavenly Mother’s visits over the past few months.

During her appearance on that Sunday evening of August 19th, Our Lady had looked very sad. She encouraged once again the daily praying the Rosary every day, and reaffirmed the ongoing visits on the 13th of each month. Her final words were: “Pray! Pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because they have no-one to sacrifice themselves and to pray for them.”

Pope Benedict – Fatima is not over:

Often, when speaking of Fatima, there can be one of three responses from those who are not convinced of the importance or authenticity of the 1917 revelations. They will shrug and quickly brush it aside: “Oh yes, it’s a nice little story, prayer and penance and the rosary. Of course, it happened back in history before our scientifically advanced age.”  There’s a tendency, even among Vatican officials, to consign Fatima to the past.

Thankfully Pope Benedict refuted all these dismissive comments when he was at Fatima on May 13th 2010. Whoever thinks the prophetic mission of Fatima is over,” he said, “is deceived!” He spoke of the increasing relevance of the Fatima message for our times, and the approaching Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.

Fatima – only private revelation?

The second response to Fatima is another pet phrase: “it is just private revelation”.

Here I will quote well-known Fatima author, lecturer and crusader, Christopher Ferrara: “No,” he writes, “the Fatima event is no mere private revelation. It is a public, prophetic revelation. First of all, the Catholic Church has officially declared, through the local bishop of Fatima and a series of popes, that these apparitions constitute an authentic supernatural event and that the message of Fatima is worthy of belief (….) As well as the accuracy of the prophecies and the testimony of a series of great popes, a MIRACLE was foretold three months in advance (….)

Miracle foretold in advance:

Our Lady promised she would obtain this miracle at precisely the date and time predicted – twelve noon, solar time, October 13th – so that “ALL would see and believe”. In the entire history of the Church, or indeed of the world, the Miracle of the Sun is the only miracle announced in advance, which a vast crowd had assembled to witness.

You can read the full text of Christopher Ferrara’s comments for yourself in this new booklet just released by the Fatima Centre. There are copies here for you to take home.

Is Fatima alarmist?

The third reaction to Fatima, especially when the prophetic element is highlighted, is that promoters of the message are being “alarmist”. But we need to be alarmed, don’t we?

We need to be awoken from our Kiwi complacency. The innocent children of Fatima were alarmed. The vision of multitudes of people falling into hell, alarmed them greatly. It also spurred them into action, to greater prayer and sacrifice for sinners. Little Saint Francisco’s mission became one of consoling God who is saddened by the loss of souls.

Spiritual weapons – prayer and sacrifice – more relevant today:

Could it be that the spiritual weaponry of prayer and sacrifice, which Our Lady of Fatima begged for, is more necessary now than back in 1917? The brutality of the First World War pales beside the suffering, the atrocities and military arsenal we see in Syria and more and more places today – along with the escalating development of nuclear missiles being readied for use. Of course, this is not to diminish the horror of World War One but simply to put it in perspective with the technological proficiency of 21st century warfare. In her last public interview of 1957, Sister Lucy told Father Augustin Fuentes, that Russia was to be the “instrument of chastisement” chosen by God to punish the world for its sins. “Tell them, Father,” she said, “that the Most Holy Virgin told my cousins Francisco and Jacinta, as well as myself, that many nations will disappear from the face of the earth.”

Could it be that our future security, in a world so currently insecure, may hinge upon re-reading the simple requests of Fatima and following them faithfully?

Our Lady’s conditions for peace:

These requests are MORE than simply praying the Rosary every day. The conditions Our Lady outlined for obtaining peace were first and fore-mostly for people to turn back to God. That’s the call of the Gospel – for genuine, honest repentance and conversion of heart.

And to repeat her words at Fatima on August 19th, Many souls go to hell because they have no-one to sacrifice themselves and pray for them.” Do we imagine this situation has improved since then? Sadly, a century later, the word “sacrifice” is slowly vanishing from our everyday Catholic vocabulary, its meaning almost lost.

Apart from making sacrifices, probably the best definition of “offering sacrifices” is this: “To accept with a loving heart the disagreeable things which God’s Providence has allowed in our day…”

So, Our Lady asks for sacrifice and prayer to save many souls from eternal damnation. Prayer of reparation for the sins of the world is another vital element of Fatima’s message; and the devoted practice of the Five First  Saturdays of Communion to make repair for the five insults against Mary’s Immaculate Heart. And yes, the daily rosary, investment in the Brown Scapular… these are essentials of whole-hearted devotion to the Immaculate Heart.

Cardinal calls for Consecration of Russia:

Cardinal Raymond Burke made the news recently, calling for a renewal of the consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Not consecration of the world this time, but Russia alone, specifically named. Up until now this actual naming has been prevented by political sensitivity and an agreement between Rome and Moscow during the Second Vatican Council.

Russia’s Errors:

But why Russia? That’s a question often posed. I mean, Russia is just another nation, isn’t it?  – no worse than any other, surely?

“Russia’s errors” which Our Lady spoke about are much MORE than just the spread of Communism. Communism is, after all, simply a political force, an imposed systematic atheism. But this is the end product of a whole distorted mode of thinking.

The errors which fuelled Communism and emerged in Russia from 1917 were, primarily, caused by rejection of God and His existence. This opened the way to absolute materialism. While materialism is commonly believed to be a love of material goods, that’s only one aspect. Materialism is a denial of the supernatural and spiritual realm with sole focus on the physical world. Once God’s Word and God’s Laws are abandoned we see greater errors spawned: the substitution of Divine Creation with Darwin’s theory of evolution – a theory now taught as absolute fact – the upsurge of divorce, abortion, dismantling of the family unit – which is the basic cell of social order – the denigration and objectivising of women, motherhood and home secondary to the work-force, manipulated by economic pressure and feminist ideology.

Abortion was legalized in Russia in the 1920s. It took another fifty years for this and other errors to be absorbed into western culture.

By the 1970s divorce and abortion had gained legal status. Next: legalized prostitution, same-sex marriage, the current gender ideology and so on. Now we are facing the normalizing and acceptance of euthanasia, one of the very facets of the Nazi culture which the West once fought a war against!

Probably the two main pillars of false teaching which have infected human thinking like a cancer this last century, arose earlier in the 19th century: Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto in 1848, a blueprint for a global utopian society, dispensing with God and Kings, and in 1859 Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species. Only weeks after Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun, the fruits of these false teachings became evident in the Bolshevik revolution which plunged Holy Mother Russia into a bloodbath.

Lenin and Stalin:

Two of the cruelest dictators of the new regime had both lost their faith after embracing Darwin’s pseudo-scientific doctrine of evolution. Vladimir Lenin had been a devout believer. His successor, Joseph Stalin, a brilliant seminarian, stopped studying for the priesthood, and in the name of evolutionary progress and a Marxist utopia, he and Lenin purged the Soviet Union of an estimated sixty million of their own countrymen.

When Russia eventually exported its manifesto to China so Communism could govern one third of the earth’s surface, it was not the teachings of Marx, Lenin or Mao Tse Tong which were preached in compulsory seminars but evolution – simply because it could be used to remove people’s faith in God, in the soul, and in the after-life, so Communism could then take root.

Disinformation- Russia’s devious propaganda tool:

In 2013 a hugely insightful and vastly-documented book was published unmasking the inner workings of the Kremlin. The title of the book is Disinformation, the name given to Russia’s devious propaganda tool, and the co-author is an ex-Soviet spy who defected to America in the late 1970s with a multi-million-dollar bounty on his head. Lieutenant General Ion Pacepa was the right-hand man of Ceausescu (Chow-oo-shes-cu), the Romanian tyrant who was toppled in 1988. Ion Pacepa’s first book, The Red Horizon, was instrumental in bringing this dictatorship to an end.

During his career as an intelligence man for Romania and the Soviet empire, Ion Pacepa was involved in KGB strategies, primarily aimed at destroying the public’s perception of the Church and its credibility. Right from Day One, Russian communism has fundamentally been an all-out effort to rid the world of Christianity, mistakenly seen as an offshoot of Capitalism. Its attack has taken three forms: (1) to discredit the Church (2) to undermine the faith of its people, (3) to distort and dilute doctrine. One of its most brilliant concepts, says Ion Pacepa, was something called Liberation Theology.

Liberation Theology was concocted by the KGB to make Marxism appear to be compatible with Christianity. It was fed into the World Council of Churches; then disseminated in South America, which Russia saw as fertile soil for revolution. Ex-Jesuit Malachi Martin tells us in his monumental expose, The Jesuits, that many in this order poisoned South American Catholics with this teaching. As a result thousands of priests and lay people were killed NOT as martyrs for the Gospel but as socialist revolutionaries, pawns in the fight to overthrow Capitalism and establish Communist rule.

Both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI sternly denounced Liberation Theology. Meanwhile Columbia, Bolivia, Venezeula, Nicaragua, Argentina, all expelled the US from their embassies and rely nowadays upon Russian naval defense. Didn’t Our Lady foretell that Russia would foment wars and revolution?

Ion Pacepa reveals in Disinformation that he rubbed shoulders not only with Kruschev, his supreme boss, commonly known as “the butcher of the Ukraine”, but also Mikhail Gorbachev. He makes clear that Glasnost and Peretroika of the late 1980s was a clever disinformation programme to convince the West they could relax because the Soviet Union had transformed into a modern democracy, no longer a totalitarian state. In fact, the Russian word “glasnost” actually means “polishing one’s image”.  Today, under the reign of Vladimir Putin, Marxist power continues to flourish. Putin, a self-styled Stalinist who reveres his cruel predecessor, has filled his government with six thousand ex-KGB men like himself and crushes and eliminates any opposition.

Make no mistake, Ion Pacepa assures us, Communism is still alive and well in Russia and seeking world domination together with China.

Our Blessed Mother in recent reliable apparitions and messages has said the same. Communism is everywhere, She says, even in My Son’s Church, and you do not recognize it. We need to pray for discernment.

So did the story of Fatima conclude in 1917? Or with the last major apparition of 1929 when Russia’s consecration was requested? Did it conclude in 1938 when the Great Sign predicted at Fatima took place? On the evening of January 25th that year the sky was illuminated by the most spectacular and unearthly colours. All of Europe was in panic. Many believed the lights heralded apocalyptic events, even the end of the world. Scientists smiled and labeled the event as an Aurora Beouralis. Much later they admitted it wasn’t the case, the lights were of an unknown source. Sister Lucy from her convent in Coimbra confirmed that this was the prophesied sign that a second and more terrible war was about to begin. Six weeks later Hitler marched into Austria.

Hiroshima Miracle:

In 1945 the message of Fatima was connected to an extraordinary miracle. When the atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima it obliterated everything for several kilometres – except for one church. It was right near the blinding centre of the nuclear flash, ground zero. Inside were eight members of a small Jesuit community performing their usual daily Fatima devotions and praying the Rosary. Unbelievably, all of them survived, untouched by radiation. Scientists have never been able to offer any explanation. At Nagasaki there was a similar miracle. The Franciscan Friary established by St Maximilian Kolbe was also totally unharmed.

The Fatima effect continues:

After the Second World War, Austria became subject to Soviet tyranny when the allies left. A Rosary Crusade was organized by a Father Petrus who won the support of seven hundred thousand Austrians pledging a daily rosary. On May 13th 1955, the anniversary of Fatima, the occupying Russians withdrew. With Austria a strategically-located war prize, the Russians’ evacuation made no sense. To this day historians are baffled by the pull-out.

Fatima secret not disclosed – new apparitions of Our Lady:

Moving along to 1960: when  the sealed secret of Fatima was opened as Our Blessed Mother instructed, and the contents not disclosed, within 12 months She began appearing further north on the Iberian Peninsula. From 1961 to 65, an unprecedented number of apparitions and supernatural events unfolded in a tiny remote Spanish village called Garabandal. Appearing as Our lady of Mt Carmel as she had in the final Fatima vision of 1917, Immaculate Mary warned of a decline in faith and less importance being given to the Blessed sacrament. Garabandal remains under Church investigation but it is extremely interesting that Our Lady expressed there great concern for the priesthood, and repeatedly stressed the holy and sacred character of matrimony. These two areas, priests and marriage, have been the target of the enemy since 1965.

In 1973 in a little lay convent in Akita, Japan, Sister Agnes Sasagawa was visited by the Mother of God in a series of mystical events culminating with an intensive message of warning on October 13th, anniversary of Fatima’s miracle of the sun. The diocesan bishop recognized the authenticity of these interventions and Pope Benedict, as Cardinal Ratzinger, confirmed that the message of Akita was “essentially the same message as Fatima” and the then-unknown Third Secret which he had sighted.

A year earlier, 1972, at the actual apparition site of Fatima, an Italian priest, Father Stefano Gobi received the first of his locutions which would lead to the establishment of a worldwide Movement of Marian Priests, a work which Our Lady herself initiated. More than 600 messages followed, heralding an apocalyptic time and the Church’s greatest trial. These locutions ended in 1997 and Fr Gobi passed to his eternal reward in 2004.

Another Fatima anniversary, 13th May 1981, the Holy Father St John Paul Two, was hospitalized after a near assassination attempt. As he was carried from St Peter’s Square, the pope was heard calling to the Madonna to come to his aid. Less than six weeks later she began appearing just across the Adriatic Sea in a small village deep in the heart of the Communist stronghold of Yugoslavia: Medjugorje. An explosion of the Spirit was sparked, which led to millions of pilgrims from all parts of the world experiencing miraculous healings, conversions, and signs and wonders, including the sun spinning in the sky.

St John Paul Two said Medjugorje was the heart of the spiritual world; several weeks ago the Church finally gave its approval to the initial events at Medjugorje; and Sister Lucy who was privileged with private visions of Our Lady up until her death in 2005, stated categorically that Medjugorje, where Mary appears as the Queen of Peace, is the continuation and the completion of Fatima. 36 years later, to this very day, Medjugorje still radiates an atmosphere of heaven come to earth.

So yes, the Fatima revelations continue, prophecies being fulfilled right under our very noses. “Pray very much,” Our Lady said to Sister Agnes at Akita, “I alone am able still to save you from the calamities that approach. Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved.”

And at Fatima, “In the end My Immaculate Heart WILL triumph!”

Sister Lucy reported in her memoirs that Saint Jacinta once told her:

“Do not be afraid to tell everyone about devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. God has entrusted the peace of the world to her.”

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Tuesday 15 August 2017

Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption

By Crusader Chris

 

Note: The highlighting and the sub-headings have been added  by R.S. for this post.

 

 

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Prophecy Unfolding- the Current Pope, False Church and the Great Warning

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This video is a summary of prophecies throughout the ages (and its application to the Church today), by renowned Catholic Theologian and author Dr. Kelly Bowring. See his website at TwoHeartPress.com

The video is over an hour, but worth every minute.

The first 12 mins cover in a nutshell, prophecies from St Paul VI, St. Malachi, St Francis of Assisi, B. Anne Catherine Emmerich, St. Faustina, Maria Divine Mercy, Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Pope Leo XIII, Cat. of Catholic church, Our Lady of America, Garabandal, Bl. Elena, Fatima, St John Bosco, Loius X, Medjugorje, St. Hildegard, Our Lady of La Salette, Fr. Gobbi, Our Lady of Akita, Bl. Anna Maia Taigi, Bl. Elizabeth Canori, St. Catherine Laboure, St Louis de Montfort, Revelation (BIBLE)

From about 15 mins on, he talks about the papal election, fulfilment of prophecy, the false pope, the validity of the papal election and our duty to resist.

At 20mins he speaks of the Truth which is being torn asunder. At 21m – he speaks of the promotion of errors; at 24mins – the schism, and promotion of disloyalty to Christ’s teachings; the antichrist. He speaks of a modern church based on social justice and compassion, which will reach out to all sinners, but without requiring repentance.

From 32 mins – changes which will be made to the Holy Mass which will replace the Holy Sacrifice with a pagan ritual.

From 34 mins on, he speaks of the antichrist, who takes up his place in Rome. Dr Bowring quotes prophecies from the Book of Truth here. He speaks of how the AC will announce the building of a new temple. The false prophet will display the attributes of a saint.

The Great Warning will occur after Pope Benedict leaves the Vatican. He speaks of the Signs of the Warning and the purpose of the Warning.

From 57 mins. Dr. Bowring speaks of a personal attack and threats by the devil and of persecutions which have befallen him and his family. He speaks of suffering for others which is necessary for Salvation. He said that in physical and mental suffering – therein lies our triumph.

Please pray for this very courageous man who has given everything to promote the Truth. Let us also be inspired to fight –

“Fight, children of the Light”

 

 

Prophecies (from the Book of Truth) fulfilled – Part 4

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  1. They will not kneel before Mefeet

Prophecy:

All homage to Me, in My Churches, will soon be reduced to a mere nod in My direction. They will no longer genuflect before My Tabernacles. They will not bow before Me or kneel, nor will they pray before My Corpus on the Cross, for it will not be My Image they will be asked to venerate. I will be scourged and made to look ridiculous. My Words will be turned into the most peculiar verbiage and the Truth of My death on the Cross will be thrown out(19th November, 2013)

Prophecy fulfilled:

In  On 31 May, 2016, Christopher Ferrara wrote:  (in Fatima.org)

  • “On May 26 a Eucharistic procession presided over by Francis took place at the Basilica of Mary Major in Rome. Before the Blessed Sacrament exposed on the altar was a velvet kneeler for the Pope’s use. Francis declined to kneel upon He stood before the Blessed Sacrament exposed while priests and altar boys around him knelt in reverence.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10-fYVGu-4c&feature=youtu.be&t=2803

  • Francis has consistently declined to kneel before the Blessed Sacrament — the Eucharistic Lord — in any context. Not even when he confects the Eucharist himself at the altar; not even during his first Mass as Pope in the Sistine Chapel. Yet he readily kneels to receive the “blessing” of babbling charismatics and to wash and kiss the feet of non-Catholics, including Muslim women, during the foot-washing ritual with which he has replaced the traditional Holy Thursday

Quoting Francis’ predecessor, writing when he was Cardinal Ratzinger, the courageous Antonio Socci openly poses the question to which Catholics the world over would like an honest answer: “Father Bergoglio [as Francis calls himself], do you have a problem with the Holy Eucharist? Do you not know that in Christian spirituality the ‘inability to kneel is seen as the very essence of the diabolical’?” (In this regard, Ratzinger noted a curious detail in all depictions of the devil: the absence of knees for kneeling.)…”

 

  1. Destroy the Church from within:

Prophecy:

The enemies of my Son have many plans to destroy it and most of these will come from within. Heed my warning, and those I revealed to the world at Fatima. The enemy awaits and soon he will control, completely my Son’s Church on earth and millions will be led into error. (Mother of Salvation: 27 Oct. 2014)        AND

Substitution after substitution will evolve as the Teachings of my Son will be turned upside down and replaced with false secular doctrines.(January 3, 2015)

Prophecy fulfilled: (still evolving…)

  • “Most of these will come from within” : The very man who sits on chair of Peter with all his pronouncements –

Laudato Si ( environmentalism, humanism,) ;

Pope Prayer videos (socialism, communism);

Amoris Laetitia (errors on Divine teaching pronounced);,

  • Modernist cardinals and bishops who announce doctrines that twist Jesus’ teachings to suit the secular world – Cardinals Kasper, Daneels  and many more;
  • The destruction of the Friars of the Immaculate a Traditional order, which was growing in vocations
  • Replacing traditional bishops with liberal ones; etc…e.g. Cardinal Burke; The Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments – with 16 new members replacing traditionalist ones; over Christmas (2016)  Pope Francis personally ordered 3 priests to be dismissed from their duties in the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith; Cardinal Burke removed as head of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s Supreme Court, in order to become the patron of the Order of the Knights of Malta (which is usually an honorary position); the Wall Street Journal on 8 Sept. 2016  and Weekend Australian reported that Cardinal Pell, as pope’s finance chief had discovereda total of €1.4 billion “tucked away” off the books”. He organized an audit, but it was disallowed.  “In June, the Vatican announced it had been scrapped, and soon many of his wide ranging powers were handed to others.” (see more details on this in future post: Prophecies Fulfilled Part 6)
  • Headline: 3 Feb.2017 – “Vatican event features array of population controllersand, it seems, no expert to counter them.” (lifeSite News). This will contribute to the destruction of Catholic teaching on morality and the value of life. It will also greatly enhance the pope’s document on the environment and the idea that man is nature’s greatest enemy.
  • September 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The German bishops continue their march towards schism. Today, on their own website, they published an apologia for same-sex “marriage,” crossing a whole new line in their battle to reform the Church’s basic moral teachings.

The errors are already becoming evident especially those promulgated in Amoris Laetitia, and the bishops around the world joining in “the spirit of francis” and ordering their priests to allow Communion for adulterers (e.g. guidelines given by bishops in Buenos Aires, and San Diego; the Maltese bishops Jan 2017; the German bishops- Feb. 2017).

More information on this topic will be posted in the future – Parts 6 and 8 (particularly the section on loyal followers dismissed and political movement)

Please Note: Prophecies fulfilled part 3 has been updated with an important point that Donna Liane remembered. It is the last dot point on the original post regarding the second part of the prophecy. “The Truth will soon be declared to be a lie…” See it at: https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/prophecies-from-the-book-of-truth-fulfilled-part-3/

Also see:

 https://thewildvoice.org/new-world-pope-francis-false-prophet-fulfilled-prophecies/

Archbishop Mark Coleridge: What is he all about?

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220px-mark_coleridgecanberra2011_4043This is the bishop that decided to judge and condemn in an unprecedented way, as soon as he realized Catholics everywhere in this country were reading the messages given through MDM and praying the prayers. He immediately wrote a letter which appeared in every Catholic Church, Catholic newspapers, and read out by parish priests in (in many places with angry sermons) also preached condemning them. This concerted attack was quite unexpected. It was obvious he had not read the messages, nor had the other priests. I made a mental note to keep an eye on him. During the synod, I saw  some of his comments, and since then much has unfolded and is still unfolding, becoming progressively worse.

Just in case, you may still doubt his agenda, see extracts and headlines below:

Headline: Archbishop Coleridge: Adultery is not really Adultery, it “is perhaps too sweeping”

by Remnant Clergy on Biblical False Prophet (20th Oct. 2015)

Excerpts:

  • “It’s also clear that those voices, clinging desperately to some imagined or ideologised past, cannot point the way into the future. History will have its way, however much we try to cling to illusions of timelessness.”
  • “ … a second marriage that is enduring and stable and loving, and where there are children who are cared for is not the same as a couple skulking off to a hotel room for a wicked weekend. So, the rubrik “audultery” in one sense is important, but in another sense it doesn’t say enough. And I think what a pastoral approach requires is that we actually enter into what the Synod is calling a “genuine pastoral dialogue of discernment” with these couples…”

Comment: Just in case anyone stands in need of a refresher, let’s review the words of Our Lord: “Whosoever [Latin: Quicumque] shall put away his wife and marry another committeth adultery against her. (Mark 10:11)”

  • “My hope is that we will move towards, without actually accomplishing it this Synod, a genuinely new pastoral approach. Now, at the heart of this, I think there has to be a whole new language”

Comment:He is speaking of changing language in order to bring about a substantial change. He even tells us that the change being sought after is “far from cosmetic”. He is talking – quite plainly, in fact – of preaching a new Word.”

Headline in the American Jesuit Magazine, “The National Catholic Review” on 9th Dec. 2016: Australian Archbishop Says the Church Should Not Strive for “False Clarity” .

  • The article states that “…Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia, thinks some of his fellow prelates are afraid of confronting reality.”. Archbishop Coleridge said he agrees with a fellow Aussie, Cardinal George Pell, who said in London recently that some Catholics are “unnerved” by the debate about “Amoris Laetitia.”
  • “I think that’s probably the right word, and I sensed in the words of the four cardinals men who were unnerved,” Archbishop Coleridge said. “Clearly, they had been spoken to by a lot of people who were unnerved. I can understand that.”

Comment: “But where Cardinal Pell went on to suggest the pope needed to offer clarity on the issue, Archbishop Coleridge said Francis is simply acting like a pastor.”

From: http://www.americamagazine.org/content/dispatches/australian-archbishop-says-church-should-not-strive-false-clarity

Headline: Conclusions from the Synod on the Family: Brisbane’s Archbishop Coleridge”  

Sunday, October 25, 2015 

Excerpts:

  • “Archbishop Coleridge raised ire from some other bishops at the synod when he spoke about divorced and remarried couples and same-sex couples, saying: “I personally think it’s just not in touch with reality to say there is no good in those relationships.”
  • “Archbishop Coleridge has even been described in LGBTQ media as a bishop who gets it.”
  • We weren’t sure whether he (i.e. pope francis at the end of the synod) would back up and speak again at the end of the Synod, …I started taking notes but I thought, “no, no, no, no, no, put the pen down and just listen to what he’s saying”. And as I listened to Pope Francis speak, I thought, “this is the voice of Peter”.
  • It’s either light or darkness, good versus evil, all or nothing, and I just don’t think that’s the way human life works”

Headline on Lifesite News: Synod danger: Changing our language, changing our religion  ROME,

October 24, 2015

  • Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia, gave a candid answer at the Vatican press conference on Tuesday to a question posed about the “love the sinner, hate the sin” distinction by LifeSiteNews’ editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen. Coleridge argued that the distinction “no longer communicates” “in the real world” where sexuality is “part of [your] entire being.”
  • “When we say that this or that act is “intrinsically disordered” or evil, we are taken to be saying that the person who commits the act is “intrinsically disordered” or evil. Because sexuality is no longer seen as being a matter of what a person does; it’s seen now as what a person is… So we can no longer condemn the sin but not the sinner.”

And guess what he is planning:

From: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-first-step-needed-to-get-the-church-out-of-the-current-crisi

My comment: Remember how before the last 2 synods there was this questionnaire in all the parishes? This was a very clever way of supporting the radical agenda they had in mind for the previous 2 synods. Well, in the last couple of months, we have all had another questionnaire – I imagine it is to be used for this upcoming synod. I guess he wants to be in the fp’s good books!

Headline in LifeSite News 0n August 19, 2016 (Editorial) : The first step needed to get the Church out of the current crisis

Excerpts:

  • “There are plans currently underway  for national and diocesan synods on marriage and family based on the controversial Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. While these could, given the ambiguity in the papal exhortation, go either way, seeing who has taken up this proposal gives evidence of a very concerning development.
  • San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy and Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge have both embarked on the synod pathway with McElroy planning his diocesan synod for October and Coleridge planning a national synod for all Australia in 2020. Coleridge said he expects the national synod to address homosexual “marriage” and “ordained ministry” (a likely reference to female clergy), and any other issues of interest”

My comment: Remember how before the last 2 synods there was this questionnaire in all the parishes? Very clever way of supporting the radical agenda they had in mind for the previous two synods. Well, in the last couple of months, we have all had another questionnaire – I imagine it is to be used for this upcoming synod. I guess he wants to impress pf!

The latest horror:

Headline “Catholic archdiocese allows ‘sacrilegious’ semi-nude fashion show in a church – then defends it .

  Thu Dec 15, 2016

nude-fashion-showExcerpts:

  • “The Catholic archdiocese of Brisbane, which is led by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, has defended the staging of a sexually charged, explicitly anti-Christian ballet and fashion show in a Catholic church.
  • Held in St. Patrick’s Church in Fortitude Valley in October 2016, the event included an erotically suggestive ballet performed in front of the high altar in the sanctuary, during which an almost nude man and woman, wearing flesh-toned undergarments, re-enacted the fall of Adam and Eve, …
  • The aisle of St. Patrick’s, a consecrated church in which Mass is held weekly, became the “catwalk” for a fashion show in which models strutted up to the sanctuary to pose before the high altar and tabernacle. In a statement issued on Coleridge’s behalf, archdiocesan spokesperson Aidan Turner asserted “proper precautions” were taken.
  • “The altar and the Blessed Sacrament were moved before the event and returned after it ended”

My comment: The church building and especially the altar are consecrated – it is Sacred space. The fact that the Bl. Sacrament was removed at the time does not take away the blasphemy that occurred in this Sacred Place. It actually seems very ‘pagan’ to me.

Read the complete article at: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-archdiocese-allows-sacrilegious-sexually-charged-fashion-show-in-a

The Archbishop’s Advent letter:

Excerpts from “The Flesh and the Facts: An Advent Pastoral letter 2016”

 “…It’s extraordinary to claim that the God whom neither time nor space can contain became a human being at a  particular time and in a particular place. But that’s what we celebrate through Advent and the Christmas season. This puts a bomb under any sense that the material world in general and the flesh in particular are bad. In Genesis we’re told that God saw what he had made and found it very good. ( 1:31). Christmas says that God saw what he had made and, seeing its goodness disfigured, decided to become part of his own creation to restore it to the glory he intended from the beginning….

…The challenge now is not to abandon the faith in favour of the facts, but to create a new engagement of the faith with the culture of which we’re part as the logic of the Incarnation demands….”

… During the Synod process of 2014 and 2015 Pope Francis invited the whole Church to consider marriage and the family in the light of the changed and changing facts. This is a vital area where the split between the Gospel and culture is perhaps more apparent than in other areas of human life. What the Church believes and teaches and what the wider culture thinks and does have been moving in different directions for some time. The Church can’t just look the other way in the belief that the wider culture is doomed. That’s not the Catholic way. We are a Church who, because we take the Incarnation seriously, take culture seriously and seek to engage it as creatively as we can. This means we have to be in touch with reality rather than inhabiting some abstract world which can produce what the Holy Father has called “dry and lifeless doctrine” (Amoris Laetitia, 59) and “a cold, bureaucratic morality” (Amoris Laetitia, 312)….

…Pope Francis has spoken often of the need for the whole Church – not just the pastors – to undergo “a pastoral conversion”. The word “pastoral” can mean many things, but it doesn’t mean that we compromise the truths of the faith. It does mean however that we get in touch with the facts of human experience. It means that we, like God, abandon the world of abstraction to engage the real lives of real people in the ways traced by the Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation, “The Joy of Love”. This will mean a new kind of listening to the truth of people’s experience. From a new listening will come a new language that people can understand because it’s in touch with their lives. That’s what it means to be a truly pastoral Church. It’s also what it means to speak of a new evangelisation by a more missionary Church. …”

Comments:

‘a bomb under any sense that the material world in general and the flesh in particular are bad.’ Is the Archbishop accusing certain parts of the church of believing that the world and flesh are ‘bad’?– This is far from the truth. True Catholics know that the flesh is not bad, but if it is used contrary to God’s law, evil results, and Grace is lost. When God created the world (Genesis) it was in reality “Good” and pure. Today, we are born, not pure, but tainted with Original sin and a weakness and disposition to sin. We have to confess our sins and have sorrow in order to return to Grace.

‘dry and lifeless doctrine’ – this doctrine, on the contrary, is life-giving – it leads to eternal life. That which is proposed, where there is no sorrow for sins and no change and conforming to God’s law, leads to hell. Jesus forgave the sinful woman, but He said “Go and sin no more.”

engage the real lives of real people in the ways traced by the Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation,’ how about engaging people’s lives in the ways taught by Jesus Christ? God doesn’t change His teachings because people can’t cope. Jesus is God and His teachings are for all time for all people to follow. It’s nonsense to think that people can’t cope – there are people who do – in all sorts of circumstances.

The original letter from Archbishop Mark Coleridge  can be seen below:

Click on the link.

advent-2016-pastoral-letter

 

Please pray for all our priests, bishops and cardinals –

that the blind may see the Truth;

and that those who do see, have courage to speak up.

Remember,

the road to heaven is through the ‘narrow gate’.

If we don’t want to follow God’s Commandments,

then we have no right to be called “Christian”!

 

 

The Catechism says it all!!!

+AM+DG

Fr Hunwicke on 12th October, 2016 posted an article on his blogsite “Newman and Liberalism and the Spirit of the Antichrist”. One blogger posted a comment with a quote from the CCC. I have included the quote from the CCC below. See the full article at http://liturgicalnotes.blogspot.com.au/

Truth:

CCC 157: Faith is certain. It is more certain than all human knowledge because it is founded on the very word of God who cannot lie. To be sure, revealed truths can seem obscure to human reason and experience, but the certainty that the divine light gives is greater than that which the light of natural reason gives.“[31 St. Thomas Aquinas, STh II-II 171, 5, obj. 3.] “Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.”[32 John Henry Cardinal Newman, Apologia pro vita sua (London Longman, 1878) 239.]

CCC 158: “Faith seeks understanding”:[33 St. Anselm, Prosl. prooem. PL 153 225A.] it is intrinsic to faith that a believer desires to know better the One in whom he has put his faith, and to understand better what He has revealed; a more penetrating knowledge will in turn call forth a greater faith, increasingly set afire by love. The grace of faith opens “the eyes of your hearts”[34 Eph 1:18.] to a lively understanding of the contents of Revelation: that is, of the totality of God’s plan and the mysteries of faith, of their connection with each other and with Christ, the centre of the revealed mystery. “The same Holy Spirit constantly perfects faith by his gifts, so that Revelation may be more and more profoundly understood.”[35 Dei Verbum] In the words of St. Augustine, “I believe, in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe.”[36 St. Augustine, Sermo 43, 7, 9: PL 38, 257-258.]

Errors of the papacy:

“Amoris Laetitiae” – Communion for divorced and remarried;

Communion for practising homosexuals which “In the spirit of the synod” is being propounded and, in some cases, practised by some clergy; some homosexual couples have even had ‘blessings’ by sympathetic priests;

Encyclicals (Laudato Si) which is all about the environment and God is not mentioned; A Light show on the Vatican buildings that, besides the environment, showed pagan gods;

Holy Thursday foot washing ceremonies which do not honour Jesus washing the feet of His first bishops;

Monthly “prayer intentions” videos that are not prayer intentions at all – they sound more like election policies; they talk of how ‘sport’ can fix all the problems (not God, mind you).

A pope who pokes fun at Traditional Catholics: the “Rosary counters”; “those who breed like rabbits”;

… ad infinitum

Is the Pope Catholic???

It’s all in the Catechism!!!

The CCC157 and CCC158 (see above)   quotes Cardinal Newman and St Augustine and explains how true Faith builds one’s understanding of God’s law:

If “ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt”, what does this say about all the modernist cardinals, bishops and priests, (including the man who sits in the chair of Peter), who think we have to adapt God’s laws –  for the divorced and remarried who want to receive Holy Communion without repentance/ Confession ?

The answer is simple: it seems they don’t have enough Faith, or perhaps they don’t have any true Faith, because if they did, they would know that God is God and the certainty that the divine light gives is greater than that which the light of natural reason gives”. They need to have a deeper and fuller understanding, and if they lack this, they need to pray for it instead of wanting to just please themselves: “a more penetrating knowledge will in turn call forth a greater faith.”

It’s all in the Catechism, and in the writings of the saints. There is no excuse!

They are supposedly educated in the priesthood – they should know better, and they should be teaching us from the pulpit about these Truths and God’s Law. That’s their job.  The few faithful (priests and laity) are fighting a tidal wave of apostasy from the Truth. Many “good Catholics” are being dragged along in the rip and will perish.

 “… But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?”  (Luke 18:8)(Douay Rheims Bible)

What can we do?

*“Stay faithful” and fight like you have never fought before!

(*Cardinal Burke’s advice.)

 

Heresy in a Nutshell – straight from the Vatican.

+A.M.D.G.+

The prophecies of recent years are no longer just the rantings of a few nutjobs.

The prophecies are now OFFICIAL FACTS, straight from the Vatican website, signed by the false prophet himself.

  1. #AmorisLaetitia ¶3:  “Each country/region can seek solutions better suited to its culture/traditions/local needs”  [aka protestant style federation of (40000+) churches, no central church magisteriurm, relativism]

2. #AmorisLaetitia ¶297:  No one can be condemned for ever [ie, no one goes to hell]

 3. #AmorisLaetitia ¶301:It can no longer simply be said that all those in any irregular situations are living in a state of mortal sin. ” [ie adulterers (divorced/remarried), sodomites, fornicators are not in a state of mortal sin, sin does not exist, and the 6th commandment is washed away]

4. #AmorisLaetitia footnote #351: “In certain cases this can include the help of the sacraments” [ie adulterers (divorced/remarried), sodomites, fornicators may receive holy communion]

Read it for yourself in “Amoris Laetitia” on the link below:

https://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia_en.pdf

This article has been contributed by TTcrusader.

Is this Mercy or is this a diabolical disorientation?

Bergoglio commenced his talks on Mercy. As usual, there were blatant errors deliberately twisting the Truth. Excerpts are reproduced below. The complete article can be seen at: 

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/nothing-can-stop-gods-mercy-not-even-sin-pope-says-32769/

The article explains the reasons for this new series of talks:

This week he began a new series of catechesis dedicated to mercy according to the bible, a decision he said he made so that we can “learn mercy by listening to what God himself teaches us with his word.”

Vatican City, Jan 13, 2016 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis launched a new series of catechesis on mercy for his general audiences, telling pilgrims that the love and forgiveness of God can’t be overcome by anything, including our sin…

It’s always love that “makes the first step, that doesn’t depend on human merits but gives an immense gratuity,” he said, adding that nothing can stop divine solicitude, not even sin, because it knows how to go beyond sin, overcoming evil and forgiving it.” 

Error insinuated: we don’t need to confess or atone or be sorry for sin as nothing can stop divine solicitude; the evil in us is overcome and forgiven automatically-just by God’s mercy (or divine solicitude). Not true. We have free will. We cannot be forgiven without true repentance and desire for this. Mercy does not overlook evil or sin! As a friend pointed out:

If that were the case:

  1. Jesus would not have needed to be crucified for our personal sins or to remove the effects of Orginal Sin
  2. We would not need the Sacrament of Confession
  3. Everyone would automatically go to heaven
  4. Therefore we can do what we like without consequence!

This is not only erroneous teaching but promotes evil.

Bergoglio goes further. After references to the Old Testament, he proceeds with the story of the Prodigal Son:

Pope Francis then referred to the parable of the Prodigal Son. After the younger son took his inheritance and squandered it, the father never abandoned him or closed himself in resentment, but continued to wait for his return.
Once the younger son came back, the father ran to meet him and embraced him, Francis said, explaining that “so great was the love and joy for having found him again, (the father) didn’t even allow him to finish his confession – it’s like he covered his mouth.”

We all know what is wrong with this. It is NOT in the Gospel passage at all and there must be whole-hearted repentance, which we express through Confession. God is Perfect Mercy but also Perfect Justice. There cannot be one without the other. Is Bergoglio trying to set us up for the removal of the Sacrament of Penance, because we don’t need it if God’s mercy is all that is necessary?

Donna’s comment:

“That is so terrible! I had a horrible flash of being suffocated to death by his phrase that “the father didn’t even let him finish his confession; as if he covered his mouth”! Suffocating us to eternal death…

Only the father of lies would do or say that- prevent a true and full confession.

Confession is not for Father-God who knows all our sins, it is for US-who need to confess all our sins with true sorrow!!

The devil wants us to die in our sins unconfessed and be suffocated by them to eternal death.

This is a horrible, evil lie and deception. Woe to the man who listens and believes in what this false man says!

This is truly the work of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.