Unpacking the Trojan Horse – Querida Amazonia – The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation

I am the Lord your God… You shall have no other gods before Me.
~God, Exodus, 20:2-3

Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
~Jesus, Matthew 5:17


Laudato Si’ – Roots of QA

Pope Francis’ agenda for the Church came out in 2015 when he released Laudat Si’.  Married clergy and female deacons are really not such a big part of his gameplan, but it caused such an uproar among the faithful that many missed his furthering the mission published in 2015!  American TFP (Tradition, Family, Property) published the following piece in 2017.  I copied the introduction here, but the entire paper is well worth a read if we are to understand the true philosophy and theology driving the release of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation – Querida Amazonia.

Notes on the Unacceptable Philosophy and Theology of Laudato Si’

To the Reader:

The understandable clamor over Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic
Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, turned attention away from the Encyclical Laudato
Si’, another document by the same Pontiff. Nevertheless, this encyclical gives
us the key to understand not just Amoris Laetitia, but also other
pronouncements, acts, gestures, and attitudes of Pope Francis…

The author’s analysis suggests that Pope Francis presents a “philosophical and
theological vision of the human being and of creation” (No. 130). From this
peculiar conception of man and the universe he undeniably develops—though
unsystematically—a new theology, a new morality, a new liturgy, a new notion
of the Sacraments and of prayer, a new spirituality, a new Mariology, and even
a new social doctrine. Based on those concepts he ends up proposing the
establishment of an international body with authority over national
governments… Link to full document here.


Pre-Trojan Horse Furor

Kneeling before idol at Amazon Synod in Vatican Garden at the opening ceremony

The pagan rituals at the Amazon Synod in Rome were so overwhelming to faithful Catholics witnessing them all over the world that some said this was the trojan horse trying to keep us from observing the push for married priests or female deacons. However, those who remember Jesus’ words that we are to love the Lord our God with all our hearts and understand the commandment that we will not worship idols, realized this was no trojan horse.

Then in January, a vast media uproar came about when Cardinal Sarah and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announced the joint publishing of a book entitled From the Depths of Our Hearts.  It was a wild few days.  CNA (Catholic News Agency) said in one of their reports on the matter: “The announcement of the book’s publication prompted reports that by arguing in favor of priestly celibacy, Benedict XVI has placed himself in opposition to Pope Francis, who is right now considering allowing an exception to priestly celibacy by the ordination of proven married men, so-called viri probati, in the Amazon region in response to severe priest shortages.”

The fireworks came when Pope Francis called the prefect of the papal household, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, on the carpet for allowing Benedict to release the book and ordered him to put a stop to it.  It was a Roman DRAMA. From the Vatican press office, Gänswein, Cardinal Sarah, and the Italian press as well as all the Catholic commentators.  The first dependable report I read was by Edward Pentin.  It was a fast-moving story because he updated his report as soon as he wrote it.  See here.

There was a twitter war between Cardinals Sarah and Gänswein.  From what the world could tell, Gänswein was trying to make it look like Pope Emeritus Benedict had not consented to the book cover or actually co-authoring the book! Cardinal Sarah responded with copies of letters proving the opposite. The upshot was very little was changed, and the Ignatius Press, American publisher,  came out with a press release saying their contracts were signed. They were publishing the book precisely as Benedict and Sarah had requested.  Amazing.  Francis fired Gänswein as his prefect of the papal household, while it appears he will remain Benedict’s private secretary.  Gänswein has not been seen in any official public capacity to this date, and the post-synodal letter was not released as soon as expected.  The Tablet sums up the drama accurately here.

On to the Trojan Horse…

In one week, I have read many opinions on the release of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation – Querida Amazonia.   So many Traditional and conservative Catholics actually think this is a good letter.  The Pope changed his mind on married priests and female decons!  It will be interesting to see what they have to say six months from now.  Some read the first few lines and knew it was nothing of the sort.  One was an article written by Peter Kwasniewski at the Remnant Newspaper, which ended with a very insightful look at a footnote I’ll add at the end of this post.  He began his article by introducing another article on  Querida Amazonia (QA) by a blog called Whispers of Restoration.  He presents pieces of the blog by saying: “A powerful article published anonymously on February 13 at Whispers of Restoration, ‘Of the Monster in Rome, and the Curious Case of the Cataphrygiae; or, Does Right Worship Exist?,’ argues that several ominous paragraphs of the Exhortation have gone almost completely unremarked.” He then gives some excerpts from the post and talks about them.  He is correct.  So many people are talking about the married priest/female deacon situation that I fear normally sensible people can’t see the forest for the trees.  In other words, the outer shell of the trojan horse.   I had read the mentioned post, and it seems to me that for everyday pew-sitters, such as myself and readers of ORCatholic, Whispers of Restoration gives tremendous insight with links to point after point.  If one takes a little time to read their post and visit the links, you will be blessed with astute background information and insights into what has been happening during the process of the Amazon Synod.  As  Whispers of Restoration describe themselves:  They are working to foster Catholic Tradition by making and recommending excellent, accessible resources. Read their post here.


The Devil in the Footnotes

Timothy Gordon taped an episode on his new podcast Rules for Retrogrades and addresses our current situation. At the 18 minute mark and the 22-minute mark, he begins to address the weaponized ambiguities used so successfully in Amoris Laetitia in chapter eight’s footnote that so many see as unleashing true destruction of the family in the Church. Chapter eight’s footnote 351 says:

In certain cases, this can include the help of the sacraments. Hence, “I want to remind priests that the confessional must not be a torture chamber, but rather an encounter with the Lord’s mercy” (Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium [24 November 2013], 44: AAS 105 [2013], 1038). I would also point out that the Eucharist “is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak” (ibid., 47: 1039)

I share this with you because if you wonder what “weaponized ambiguities” are, you need to read Chapter Eight of Amoris Laetitia here.  There is no mention of the actual words of Jesus concerning marriage in the Bible.  It is one long discourse on how to basically give a free pass to anyone in an “irregular” situation. Pope Francis lost me at the beginning when he used the example of Jesus and the woman at the well:

These couples need to be welcomed and guided patiently
and discreetly”.322 That is how Jesus treated the
Samaritan woman (cf. Jn 4:1-26): he addressed
her desire for true love, in order to free her from
the darkness in her life and to bring her to the
full joy of the Gospel.

Hardly.  Jesus called her out for her life of sin.  He told her to call her husband.  The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” He responded, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that, you spoke truly.” There is no record of His guiding a couple “discreetly.” In fact, the whole town ended up coming out, and they basically held revival for two days. Read it here, John 4:16-42.

The problem with the footnote is that it gives the clergy an opening to make personal decisions on who can receive communion rather validly married or not.  Living in sin or not. This is weaponized ambiguity.

https://youtu.be/Ai7DVAkSfb8

Part of understanding how to unpack the different areas of weaponized ambiguity in the new document released by Pope Francis is knowing what to look for.  Many of us met Timothy Gordon when he began taping programs with Dr. Taylor Marshall during the summer of “shame” 2o18″ when ugly truths came out about the sex scandals and perversion in the Catholic clergy. Timothy’s take is well worth a listen now to help understand what was packed in the Pope’s QA trojan horse and how footnotes are used.


Back to Peter Kwasniewski and his article Querida Amazonia: Syncretizing Smoke and German-tinted Mirrors.  Familiar with the damage done within the footnotes of Amoris Laetitia, at the very end of the article, Kwasniewski looked at the footnotes in Querida Amazonia to see what might be hidden there.  He found something he believes is significant, and I agree. At first glance, it would seem a bit crazy, but Peter dug deeper.  Here is what he finds:

Returning to Querida Amazonia: the line about “our prayer for light joins in the song of the eternal foliage” of the eucalyptus comes from a collection of poems written by a Chinese woman who lived in Peru, in the Amazonian region, and who later moved to California. Her real name is Katie Wong Loo. She started publishing pantheistic poems with nostalgic reflections on the Amazon in California in the 1970’s under the pseudonym Sui Yun. It cannot escape the notice of the careful reader that the book cited was published in Wiesbaden—that is, in Germany. Looking it up, I see that it is a bilingual edition: Cantos para el mendigo y el rey/Gesänge für den Bettler und den König. Is it not exceedingly probable that this reference to an obscure Sino-Peruvian poet came from a German source involved in drafting the Exhortation?

A little further research turned up information on the poetess in the book Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader, edited by Shu-mei Shih, Chien-hsin Tsai, and Brian Bernards (Columbia University Press, 2013). From the description offered, her poetry sounds thoroughly pantheistic, humanistic, and relativistic. A sample line: “The primitive from the civilized / The humble from the aristocrat / The positive from the negative / All these coordinate in the making of One whole.” Shih, Tsai, and Benards comment: “Therefore, the ultimate answers are to be found in the magical powers of nature and in its unity” (417). Sui Yun’s second collection of poems, from 1983, is significantly entitled: Rosa fálica [phallic rose], in which “the prevalent topics are eroticism and love” (ibid.). Victor Manuel “Tucho” Fernández, author of Heal Me With Your Mouth. The Art of Kissing and partial ghostwriter of several of Pope Francis’s documents (including chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia), would surely find delectation in her work.

The use of “eucalyptus” by a highly educated Sino-Peruvian poet is certainly not a mistake or an accident. Eucalyptus trees were introduced in post-colonial South America as a capitalist cash crop against which many NGOs have been actively protesting for decades, citing exploitation of the land and various problems caused by the introduction of the foreign trees (how ironic is that for this Exhortation?). Since the eucalyptus tree is anything but ancient in South America, it is obvious that “ancient eucalyptus” (in the line “as we rest in the shade of an ancient eucalyptus, our prayer for light joins in the song of the eternal foliage”) must bear a symbolic meaning. Sui Yun is drawing on the literal meaning of the word in its truly ancient Greco-Roman context. The Greek eu means good and kalyptos means covered, hidden, or veiled. One could relate the meaning of kalyptos to the meaning of mysterion, a hidden or secret thing (which is then rendered in Latin as sacramentum). Eu-kalyptos as “good mystery” makes the word pregnant with meaning. The Amazon does indeed have a ubiquitous “plant sacrament”: ayahuasca.

At least one Catholic religious sister—”Sister Jaguar”—is well acquainted with what she calls the “sacrament” of ayahuasca; her story is told in this short documentary. This “sacrament” is absolutely central to Amazonian spirituality, and everyone knows it who understands the first thing about their spirituality. I can’t prove it, but I would assume that the potted plant thing that was processed up and placed on the high altar by Pope Francis contained some of the plants used for making ayahuasca. Why not? These are the sacred plants in their spirituality, and therefore the most fitting choice for such a votive offering.

Many Germans make pilgrimage to the Amazon just to partake of ayahuasca in authentic ceremonies. How many bishops have? Who knows… But the spirituality surrounding it is pantheism. Mother Earth as the All-Spirit comes to people and reveals the mysteries of oneness to those who partake. The experience often has a very dark side as well, with the feeling of immanent death.

A reliable study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information includes descriptions of the spiritual aspects connected with the use of ayahuasca. The article recounts how its use was pressed in the US Supreme Court, and the SCOTUS ruled that, in spite of its being a Schedule 1 controlled substance, its use for religious purposes (that is, as a “sacrament”) is legal in the US. Perhaps our next ecumenical dialogue needs to begin at once with the “Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth.” You can now go and legally receive the sacrament of ayahuasca and encounter Pacha Mama directly for yourself. I wish this were a parody—but it’s not. All of this stuff is right out in the open.

There is more. The Greek kalyptos is also used in Gnosticism to name one of three gods in a kind of Gnostic trinity as a threefold path to enlightenment: Kalyptos, Protophanes, Autogenes.[2] Kalyptos, whose name means “concealing,” is a god who paradoxically reveals things that are hidden. It is a part of the Gnostic idea of revealing hidden mysteries, which also may be a part of Sui Yun’s mysticism. (This, importantly, is precisely what ayahuasca, the “plant sacrament,” is said to do: reveal hidden mysteries.) That line from that poem and that writer were specially chosen. As with the Gnostics of old, the “initiated” will see and know the meaning, hidden in plain sight.


Peter Kwasniewski hit on an insight into paganism, which most of us simply don’t understand.  Well, actually, I know so much more now than I did eighteen months ago that I hardly know where to begin.  The final line in his writing above says more than you know. “As with the Gnostics of old, the “initiated” will see and know the meaning, hidden in plain sight.”  

Faithful Catholics are not looking for serious, ugly trouble coming to the Church in the days ahead.  It is not in our nature.  Therefore. I’ll end this post with some Scriptures that will gird you with the truth!

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds. ~2 John 9-11

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. ~Colossians 2:8-10

Finally, Jesus gives us a warning. Perhaps it doesn’t seem as if it applies to this situation but tuck it away in your heart. No matter what comes in the future, you want to keep your eyes firmly on Him, what He has to say, and know that you can be counted among the “elect.”

For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.  See, I have told you beforehand. ~Jesus, Matthew 24:24-25

God bless you always,

Nancy M.


In the very first words of Querida Amazonia, Pope Francis says:

The beloved Amazon region stands before the world in all its splendour, its drama and its mystery. God granted us the grace of focusing on that region during the Synod held in Rome from 6-27 October last, which concluded by issuing its Final Document, The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology…At the same time, I would like to officially present the Final Document… I have preferred not to cite the Final Document in this Exhortation, because I would encourage everyone to read it in full.

Here is the link to Final Document, The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology


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The Real War

I came across this post and think it is a glimpse into the reality of spiritual warfare. May God bless the author for sharing her story with us.

I coulda been a gardener

This post doesn’t have much to do with gardening (unless you want to think of it as a serpent in the garden kind of thing). Anyway, I promised to comment on the following over at The Q Tree. A day late and a tad long, but here it is.

The Real War

For me, it has been difficult to grasp the finer points of this Scripture verse (Eph. 6:2): “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

When you hear that vile beings like MS-13 hack victims to death, tear out their hearts, and rape without conscience, it is difficult to understand that our battle is not against them, but against that entity who owns their souls.

I once heard a holy man, a French priest who lived for…

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Spiritual Warfare Prayers

Spiritual Warfare Prayers

Catholic Spiritual Warfare Prayers found online at The Catholic Warrior  …

…and available in booklet form from Valentine Publishing House

Breaking Curses

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, by the power of his cross, his blood and his resurrection, I take authority over all curses, hexes, spells, voodoo practices, witchcraft assignments, satanic rituals, incantations and evil wishes that have been sent my way, or have passed down the generational bloodline. I break their influence over my life by the power of the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and I command these curses to go back to where they came from and be replaced with a blessing.

I ask forgiveness for and renounce all negative inner vows and agreements that I have made with the enemy, and I ask you Lord Jesus to release me from any bondage they may have held in me. I claim your shed blood over all aspects of my life, relationships, ministry endeavors and finances. I thank you for your enduring love, your angelic protection, and for the fullness of your abundant blessings.

Prayer against Evil

Spirit of our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Most Holy Trinity, descend upon me. Please purify me, mold me, fill me with yourself, and use me. Banish all the forces of evil from me; destroy them, vanquish them so that I can be healthy and do good deeds.

Banish from me all curses, hexes, spells, witchcraft, black magic, demonic assignments, malefice and the evil eye; diabolic infestations, oppressions, possessions; all that is evil and sinful; jealousy, treachery, envy; all physical, psychological, moral, spiritual and diabolical ailments; as well as all enticing spirits, deaf, dumb, blind, mute and sleeping spirits, new-age spirits, occult spirits, religious spirits, antichrist spirits, and any other spirits of death and darkness.

I command and bid all the powers who molest me—by the power of God Almighty, in the name of Jesus Christ my Savior—to leave me forever, and to be consigned into the everlasting lake of fire, that they may never again touch me or any other creature in the entire world. Amen.

Denouncing the Occult

Heavenly Father, in the name of your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, I denounce Satan and all his works, all forms of witchcraft, the use of divination, the practice of sorcery, dealing with mediums, channeling with spirit guides, the Ouija board, astrology, Reiki, hypnosis, automatic writing, horoscopes, numerology, all types of fortune telling, palm readings, levitation, and anything else associated with the occult or Satan. I denounce and forsake my involvement in all of them in the name of Jesus Christ who came in the flesh, and by the power of his cross, his blood and his resurrection, I break their hold over my life.

I confess all these sins before you and ask you to cleanse and forgive me. I ask you Lord Jesus to enter my heart and create in me the kind of person you have intended me to be. I ask you to send forth the gifts of your Holy Spirit to baptize me, just as you baptized your disciples on the day of Pentecost.

I thank you heavenly Father for strengthening my inner spirit with the power of your Holy Spirit, so that Christ may dwell in my heart. Through faith, rooted and grounded in love, may I be able to comprehend with all the saints, the breadth, length, height and depth of Christ’s love which surpasses all understanding. Amen.

Standard Deliverance

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, by the power of his cross, his blood and his resurrection, I bind you Satan, the spirits, powers and forces of darkness, the nether world, and the evil forces of nature.

I take authority over all curses, hexes, demonic activity and spells directed against me, my relationships, ministry endeavors, finances, and the work of my hands; and I break them by the power and authority of the risen Lord Jesus Christ. I stand with the power of the Lord God Almighty to bind all demonic interaction, interplay and communications between spirits sent against me, and send them directly to Jesus Christ for him to deal with as he wills.

I ask forgiveness for and renounce all negative inner vows that I have made with the enemy, and ask that Jesus Christ release me from these vows and from any bondage they may have held in me. I claim the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, over every aspect of my life for my protection. Amen.

Prayer against Malefice ¹

God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and Almighty, you who made everything and who transform everything simply by your will; you who changed into dew the flames of the seven-times hotter furnace and protected and saved your three holy children.
You are the doctor and physician of my soul. You are the salvation of those who turn to you. I beseech you to make powerless, banish, and drive out every diabolic power and presence; every evil influence, malefice or evil eye and all evil actions aimed against me.
Where there is envy and malice, give me an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory and charity. O Lord, you who love man, I beg you to reach out your powerful hands and your most high and mighty arms and come to my aid.
Send your angel of peace over me, to protect my body and soul. May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power, every poison or malice invoked against me by corrupt and envious people.

Then under the protection of your authority may I sing with gratitude, “The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear?” I will not fear evil because you are with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages. Amen.

Prayer for a Spiritual Canopy
Dear Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all the times I have not submitted to your will in my life. Please forgive me for all my sinful actions, making agreements with the enemy, and for believing the devil’s lies. I now submit to you as my Lord, dear Jesus. Now I break every agreement that I have made with the enemy.

Lord Jesus, please send an assignment of angels to remove and bind to the abyss all demons and their devices that had access to me because I believed their lies. I now ask you to establish a hedge of protection around me, over me and under me, and seal it with your blood, Lord Jesus Christ.

I now choose to put on the full armor of God and ask that you cleanse me and seal me, body, mind, soul and spirit, with your blood, Lord Jesus Christ. Please have your angelic army bind up and remove all demons, their devices, and all their power from within this protective hedge and have them sent to the abyss.

Please have your angels destroy all demonic, occult or witchcraft assignments directed against me. Please have your angels stand guard over me and protect me from all attacks of the enemy. I thank you for establishing an impenetrable shield of protection around me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer Against Trafficking Witches

Dear Lord Jesus, would you please send a special assignment of warring angels to remove all trafficking people from me. Please have your warriors strip these witches of psychic powers, demonic powers and occult powers. Please strip them of magic charms, psychic vision and powers of divination. Please have all their powers and devices destroyed and cast into the abyss. I ask you to bring these people before your throne and bless them with the revelation of who you are and your love and plans of salvation for them. Please show them how they are being deceived by Satan. I take authority over all astral assignments directed against me, and I ask you to establish an impenetrable shield of protection between me and all those who traffic on me, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Binding Evil Spirits

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I stand with the power of the Lord God Almighty to bind Satan and all his evil spirits, demonic forces, satanic powers, principalities, along with all kings and princes of terrors, from the air, water, fire, ground, netherworld, and the evil forces of nature.

I take authority over all demonic assignments and functions of destruction sent against me, and I expose all demonic forces as weakened, defeated enemies of Jesus Christ. I stand with the power of the Lord God Almighty to bind all enemies of Christ present together, all demonic entities under their one and highest authority, and I command these spirits into the abyss to never again return.

I arise today with the power of the Lord God Almighty to call forth the heavenly host, the holy angels of God, to surround and protect, and cleanse with God’s holy light all areas vacated by the forces of evil. I ask the Holy Spirit to permeate my mind, heart, body, soul and spirit, creating a hunger and thirst for God’s holy Word, and to fill me with the life and love of my Lord, Jesus Christ.

Removing Demonic Influence

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, would you please send a special assignment of warring angels to remove and bind to the abyss every demonic influence that has contributed to my sinful behaviors of criticism, impatience, resentment, pride, rebellion, stubbornness, unforgiveness, gossip, disobedience, strife, violence, divorce, accusation, anger, manipulation, jealousy, greed, laziness, revenge, coveting, possessiveness, control, retaliation, selfishness, deceitfulness, deception, dishonesty, unbelief, seduction, lust, pornography, masturbation, idolatry and witchcraft.

May your angelic warriors remove and bind to the abyss every demonic influence that has contributed to my physical, psychological or spiritual infirmities of nerve disorder, lung disorder, brain disorder or dysfunction, AIDS, cancer, hypochondria, hyperactivity, depression, schizophrenia, fatigue, anorexia, bulimia, addictions, gluttony, perfectionism, alcoholism, sexual addictions, sexual perversions, attempted suicide, incest, pedophilia, lesbianism, homosexuality, adultery, confusion, procrastination, self-hatred, isolation, paranoia, nervousness, passivity, indecision, doubt, oppression, rejection, poor self-image, anxiety, shame and fear.

I arise today through the power of the Lord Jesus Christ and ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit’s gifts of peace, patience, love, joy, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, humility, forgiveness, goodness, fortitude, discipline, truth, relinquishment, good self-image, prosperity, charity, obedience, a sound mind, fulfillment in Christ, acceptance of self, acceptance of others, trust, freedom from addictions, freedom of having-to-control, freedom from shame, wholeness, wellness, health, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and the light and life of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer for Inner Healing ²

Dear Lord Jesus, please come and heal my wounded and troubled heart. I beg you to heal the torments that are causing anxiety in my life. I beg you, in a particular way, to heal the underlying source of my sinfulness. I beg you to come into my life and heal the psychological harms that struck me in my childhood and from the injuries they have caused throughout my life.
Lord Jesus, you know my burdens. I lay them on your Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech you—by the merits of the great open wound in your heart—to heal the small wounds that are in mine. Heal my memories, so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain and anguish, filled with anxiety.
Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who have offended me. Look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive. You who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please, heal my wounded and troubled heart.
Heal, O Lord Jesus, all those intimate wounds that are the root cause of my physical illness. I offer you my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of your Divine Heart.

Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones. Grant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge that you are the Resurrection and the Life. Make me an authentic witness to your resurrection, your victory over sin and death, and your loving presence among all men. Amen.

Healing Your Family Lineage ³

Heavenly Father, I come before you as your child, in great need of your help. I have physical health needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs and interpersonal needs. Many of my problems have been caused by my own failures, neglect and sinfulness, for which I humbly beg your forgiveness, Lord. I also ask you to forgive the sins of my ancestors whose failures may have left their effects on me in the form of unwanted tendencies, negative behavior patterns and a predisposition toward sin. Heal me, Lord, of all these disorders.

With your help I sincerely forgive everyone, living or dead members of my family lineage, who have directly offended me or my loved ones in any way, or those whose sins have resulted in our present sufferings and disorders. In the name of your divine Son Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask you Father, to deliver me and my entire family from the influence of evil.

Free all members of my family tree, including those in adoptive relationships, and those in extended family relationships, from every contaminating form of bondage. By your loving concern for us, heavenly Father, and by the shed blood of your precious Son Jesus, I beg you to extend your blessing upon me and my entire family lineage. Heal every negative effect transmitted through all past generations, and prevent such negative effects in all future generations.

I symbolically place the cross of Christ over the head of every person in my family lineage and I ask you to let the cleansing blood of Jesus purify every aspect of my family. Send protective angels to encamp around us and administer to us your divine healing power, even in areas of genetic disability. Give special power to our family members’ guardian angels to heal, protect, guide and encourage each of us in all our needs. Let your healing power be released at this very moment, and let it continue as long as your sovereignty permits.

Replace all bondage in our family lineage with a bonding of holy family love. May there be an ever-deeper bonding with you, Heavenly Father, through the power of your Holy Spirit, to your Son, Jesus Christ. Let the family of the Holy Trinity pervade our family with its tender, warm, loving presence, so that our family may recognize and manifest that love in all our relationships; in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Renouncing Lodges & Secret Societies
Lord Jesus, I come to you as a sinner seeking forgiveness and healing from all sins committed against you by my family lineage. I honor my earthly father, mother and ancestors, but I utterly turn away from and renounce all their sins, especially those that have exposed me to any kind of harmful influence. I forgive all my ancestors for the effects of their sins and ask to be washed clean of their destructive consequences.

I renounce and rebuke Satan and every evil power that has affected my family lineage. I renounce and forsake my involvement in all lodges, secret societies and any other evil craft practiced by my ancestors. I renounce all oaths and rituals in every level and degree. I renounce witchcraft, the spirit of the antichrist and the curse of any demonic doctrine. I renounce idolatry, blasphemy and all destructive forms of secrecy and deception. I renounce the love of power, the love of money, and any fears that have held me in bondage.

I renounce all spiritually binding oaths taken in Freemasonry, Mormonism, the Order of Amaranth, Oddfellows, Buffalos, Druids and Foresters Lodges, the Ku Klux Klan, The Grange, the Woodmen of the World, Riders of the Red Robe, the Knights of Pythias, the Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, the women’s Orders of the Eastern Star and of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Daughters of the Eastern Star, the International Orders of Job’s Daughters, the Rainbow Girls and the boys’ Order of De Molay and any other secret society along with their destructive effects on me and my family.

I renounce the blindfold and hoodwink, and any effects they had on my emotions and eyes, including all confusion and fears. I renounce the noose around the neck, the fear of choking and any spirit that causes difficulty in breathing. I renounce the effects of all pagan objects and symbolism, aprons, books of rituals, rings and jewelry. I renounce the entrapping of others, and observing the helplessness of others during rituals. I renounce false communion, all mockery of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross, all unbelief, confusion and deception, and all worship of Lucifer as a god.

I humbly ask for your forgiveness, Lord Jesus, and for your blood to cleanse me of all the sins I have committed. Please purify my spirit, soul, mind, emotions and every other part of my body. Please destroy any evil spirits that have attached themselves to me, or my family, because of these sins and cleanse us with the fire of your Holy Spirit. I invite you into my heart, Lord Jesus, and enthrone you as my Lord and Savior for all eternity.

Closing of Deliverance Prayers

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for awakening my sleeping spirit and bringing me into your light. Thank you, Lord, for transforming me by the renewing of my mind. Thank you, Lord, for pouring out your Spirit on me, and revealing your Word to me. Thank you, Lord, for giving your angels charge over me in all my ways. Thank you for my faith in you and that from my innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. Thank you for directing my mind and heart into the love of the Father and the steadfastness of all your ways. Fill me to overflowing with your life and love, my Lord and King, Jesus Christ.

 

Prayer for Protection

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for sharing with me your wonderful ministry of healing and deliverance. Thank you for the healings that I have experienced today. I realize that the sickness of evil is more than my humanity can bear, so I ask you to cleanse me of any sadness, negative thinking or despair that I may have picked up while interceding for others.

If I have been tempted to anger, impatience or lust, cleanse me of those temptations, and replace them with your love, joy and peace. If any evil spirits have attached themselves to me or oppressed me in any way, I command you, spirits of earth, fire, water, the netherworld, or the evil forces of nature, to depart now and go straight to Jesus Christ, for him to deal with you as he wills.

Come Holy Spirit, renew me, fill me with your love, peace and joy. Strengthen me where I feel weak and clothe me with your light. Fill me with your life. Lord Jesus, please send your holy angels to minister to me and protect me from all forms of sickness, harm and accidents. I thank you and praise you my Lord, God and King.

Psalm 91

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence; he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day, or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the punishments of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.


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1. Reverend Gabriele Amorth, An Exorcist Tells His Story (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1999), p. 199. Reprinted with permission of Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA.

2. Reverend Gabriele Amorth, An Exorcist Tells His Story (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1999), pp. 201-202. Reprinted with permission of Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA.

3. Based on Healing the Family Tree by Reverend John H. Hampsch C.M.F. Reprinted with permission: http://www.CatholicBooks.net

4. Psalm 91, New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition copyright 1993 and 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Spiritual Warfare Prayers

Catholic Spiritual Warfare Prayers found online at The Catholic Warrior  …

…and available in booklet form from Valentine Publishing House

New Prayer Page

“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.  So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. ~ Jesus, Matthew 6:7

ORCatholic has a new page!  Prayer Page.  This post is the Prayer Page.  It will have “children” pages as time goes on with other prayers including spiritual warfare prayers….

Jesus has a way of teaching us about the Holy Trinity and about prayer throughout the Gospels.  As the Church goes through such a great time of tribulation, I find the most important thing is keeping focused on Jesus’ walk with us on this earth and His teachings.  His words.  His instruction to the early Church. From the beginning, He taught the disciples to understand God as our heavenly Father. We find this early in the Gospel of Matthew, the first book of the New Testament! So while you will find there are links and sub-prayer pages listed under this page, I place here the three prayers that start my day.  It is my way of honoring the Holy Trinity of God.  Over the years, I have found them more valuable than any others. ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being. (Acts17:28)

 

Our Father

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

~ Jesus, Matthew 6:9-13


Many years ago, as a truly repentant sinner, I cried out to God.  He heard me.  Months later, He introduced me to His Son.  Jesus says, ‘No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:44)  I am grateful every day of my life.  A few years back, I was recovering from breast cancer and the side effects of the medications given me following to prevent cancer.  Despite my faith, about eighteen months into the battle, I realized the struggle was no longer so much physical as it was spiritual!  I thought then that since Jesus, our Saviour, had a soul and lives eternally, I would bind my soul to His.  It was within days that I came across the Anima Christi (Soul of Christ) prayer and embraced it with a new and deeper understanding.  I can not help but remember the words from Isaiah when I pray this prayer. (Sometimes I pray the Isaiah scripture alone during spiritual warfare, the sword of the spirit when standing for healing.)

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities;
the chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
and by His stripes, we are healed.  (Isaiah 53:5)

 

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me;
Body of Christ, save me;
Blood of Christ, inebriate me;
Water from the side of Christ, wash me;
Passion of Christ, strengthen me;
O good Jesus, hear me;
Within your wounds, hide me;
Let me never be separated from you;
From the evil one, protect me;
At the hour of my death, call me;
Bid me to come to you;
That with your saints, I may praise you forever and ever. Amen.


In the Gospel of John, Jesus gives much insight into walking with the Father and with the Holy Spirit. When He takes on the difficult task of explaining the journey they are about to embark on in the final days of His stay to the ones He knows and loves best, Jesus continually returns to the promised of the Holy Spirit.  Eighteen months after I encountered Jesus, I was filled with the Holy Spirit.  Home alone, praying beside my bed with our five-week-old Easter baby in a cradle beside me. It happened on the day that we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven.  In retrospect, I realized this was apt because Jesus told us He must die and go to heaven so the Father would send us the Holy Spirit!

‘These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. ~Jesus, John 14:25-26

Holy Spirit, Come

Come, Holy Spirit, fill my heart with Your holy gifts.
Let my weakness be penetrated with Your strength this very day;
that I may fulfill all the duties of my state conscientiously,
that I may do what is right and just.
Let my charity be such as to offend no one, and hurt no one’s feelings;
so generous as to pardon sincerely any wrong done to me.
Assist me, O Holy Spirit, in all my trials of life,
enlighten me in my ignorance,
advise me in my doubts,
strengthen me in my weakness,
help me in all my needs,
protect me in temptations and console me in afflictions.
Graciously hear me, O Holy Spirit,
Pour Your light into my heart, my soul, and my mind.
Assist me to live a holy life and to grow in goodness and grace.


In his Letter to the Ephesians 6:10-20, St. Paul tells us to put on our spiritual armor, beginning with “girding ourselves with the truth.” My prayer is that as you go through this page, and perhaps begin to pray these prayers, that you will find a secret that lies close to God’s heart.  He desires to sanctify you through His Son so that He might enjoy fellowship with you.  Jesus prayed in this way for us.  He gave His life for us.  This is the truth with which we can “gird” ourselves every day.

” I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.  As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.  And for their sakes, I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.”
~ Jesus, from His prayer during the agony of Gethsemane – John 16:15-19


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We are Warned – Coming World Neo-Religion


“You shall have no other gods before Me.

~ Exodus 20:3, First Commandment

 

Abrahamic Family Home

Abrahamic Family Home Plan

I received an article with the English translation of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s essay on Pope Francis’ venture into building the Abrahamic Family Home.  The format was a bit hard to read, so I didn’t want to present it to you, but recently I found Church Militant carries the story with a much more accessible format.  (The text if you link to the original from Church Militant is in Italian. Use Google translate.)  From Church Militant:

“Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s latest essay concerns the Abrahamic Family House project, a structure that will host a synagogue, a mosque and a church in Abu Dhabi. The former papal nuncio warns against the dangers of syncretism and highlights the contradiction between this ecumenical project and traditional teaching of the Church. Dr. Aldo Maria Valli has granted us permission to republish Viganò’s essay in full… Church Militant Article:  Thus the world Neo-Religion will Have Its temple. With the Pope’s permission…

There is a new website you should visit after reading the Vigano writing on the Abrahamic Family Home. The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.  I’ll let them introduce themselves to you:

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity comprises a diverse set of international religious leaders, educational scholars and cultural leaders who were inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity, and are dedicated to sharing its message of mutual understanding and peace.

They have been tasked with acting on the aspirations outlined in the Document on Human Fraternity and will meet with religious leaders, heads of international organizations and others across the world to support and spread the values of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence. In addition, the committee will provide counsel on a variety of initiatives, including the Abrahamic Family House to be built in Abu Dhabi.

As the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity international activities progress, its membership will expand to include leaders of other faiths, denominations and beliefs. The Higher Committee aspires to undertake complex challenges facing communities of all faiths, with an approach of openness, learning and dialogue. The committee is currently in the early stages of its formation, establishing the groundwork for its future activities.

Sounds a bit eerie, doesn’t it?  I’m not going to explain what I’ve been learning about the lofty language here. Still, I will tell you that to date, the committee is only willing to publish pictures and information on eight people: two Vatican key players, 5 Muslims, and a token Jewish rabbi.  (Recently Francis came out smacking Jewish leaders: Pope: Jews Living in Judea, Israel: Bad for ‘Regional Stability’)   The Israeli community is becoming leary of Francis.

That’s “The Higher Committee.” story.   The Story from His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (I use his name because to be sure nothing is said he wouldn’t approve.) comes a bit differently:

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has become the epitome of peace and tolerance where religious freedom and peaceful coexistence is at par, according to religious leaders in the emirates. They expressed their views following the decision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to construct the Abrahamic Family House on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

The Abrahamic Family House will be a museum to commemorate the historic visit of Pope Francis and Grand Imam of Al Azhar to the UAE and it will be dedicated to inter-faith harmony…

The Abrahamic House building project is a cultural and civilisational project, and any decision to construct such cultural and religious monuments or shrines send wide signals to the world about the positive vibes about the country, he said.

Shaikh Al Qubaisi added that the UAE promotes safe and peaceful coexistence for those living in the emirates, and such decisions further enhance the country’s stand on tolerance and peaceful living.

To get the Shaikh’s take: Inter-faith museum to commemorate historic visit of pope and Grand Imam of Al Azhar

On Modernism

Archbishop Vigano’s essay uses words of warning from Pope Pius XI in his encyclical Mortalium animos (The Minds of mortals) written in 1928 about religious unity and the early ecumenical movement. He was condemning certain presumptions of the movement and confirming that the unique Church founded by Jesus Christ is the Catholic Church.  Back then, the ecumenical movement was more focused on unity among the protestant churches.  I’m not sure how much the Jewish community or Muslims were part of the mix other than the hidden agenda to breakdown all into a one-world religion already taking hold in different circles.  We learn Pius understood one of the fundamental errors of modernism was the idea that all religions are just varying (and fallible) human expressions of a natural religious impulse or instinct. He agreed with Pius X.

MODERNISM.  It really is crucial that today’s Catholics understand what modernism is and why our popes had warned us about it before Vatican II.  I purchased Pope Pius X’s encyclical on modernism.  It was written even earlier in 1907.  I learned of it while reading a book on the New Age Movement entitled The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, written by a Protestant in 1982, who said Pius X’s encyclical was the best resource on modernism anyone could find. So I started looking online for the Pius X encyclical, I came across the Catechism on Modernism.  Actually, Modernism 101 for dummies (my 2019 term)  using the same Pius X encyclical with his permission!  I purchased the Kindle edition and was stunned to find the blessed Pontiff doing his best to warn the flock of a demonic danger forming in real-time all around him. He gave the same warning Pope Leo spoke of in the latter part of the 1800’s. Sadly, it is clear that what they warned their bishops and priest to avoid has now taken hold of today’s Church.  Archbishop Vigano is merely adding to the chorus of wise warnings.

This understanding of modernism is such valuable reading for us now that I want to give you free links.  Neither are as easy as buying a kindle version, but they work:

catechism-on-modernism  (Found at Real Catholic World website, but I found saving it to MY PDF seemed brighter. You can “save as” to read offline.)

PASCENDI DOMINICI GREGIS


What Church Militant didn’t share was that Archbishop  Viagano has decided to begin writing essays of current events in the Church and will be releasing them through Italian Dr. Aldo Maria Valli. I am so tired of all the ads I keep running into on websites that I am going to copy them from now on into PDF format, giving credit to the site, so we can read them and pass along if possible.

May God bless you always,

Nancy M.


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Exorcists Call for Day of Prayer & Penance – Dec. 6th


 

“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.” (1 Corinthians 10:20)

Four American Exorcists have called for a day of fasting and penance on December 6, 2019, in reparation of the Pachamama Idols in Rome,  They did not explain what caused them to send out this call or why they remain anonymous, but I have listened to a video by Fr. Richard Heilman and it is really amazing.  That program is very lengthy.  Dr. Taylor Marshall released a program just a few hours ago which also shares the story behind the call by these exorcists.  An extra bonus is that Dr. Marshall shares about the real St. Nicholas.  (When I first heard this teaching on St. Nicholas, he became one of my favorite saints!)

From The National Catholic Register:

…Four exorcists have issued a joint statement asking Catholics worldwide to dedicate Dec. 6 as a day of fasting, prayer and reparation, “for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of recent events.”

The exorcists, who have requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of their ministries, cited in a particular way the controversy that took place during the recent Pan-Amazon Synod, when statues purportedly of Pachamama, a goddess worshiped by indigenous Andeans, were incorporated into various synod events.

“These events bring home the reality that we are in spiritual warfare,” they said in their statement, “and that warfare is happening with the Church itself.”

The full statement follows:

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 power, 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.


Now that you have read the call to prayer which is really spiritual warfare for our faith, take a listen to Dr. Marshall.  The first half of the video is about the exorcists’ call to prayer.

 

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 others 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.


Be encouraged to pick up your spiritual armor and pray along with other Catholics worldwide!

God bless you always,

Nancy M.

 

 

Fr. Richard Heilman’s Break Force Podcast:  Breaking: Exorcists Rally the Troops


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CCHD? Not a Penny!


You have made it a den of thieves.

Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.
~Lectio Divina, November 22, 2019

 

 

Last night I happened to look at my email and found a message from Complicit Clergy.  Since I don’t often hear from them, I took a look.  This is what I found:

Catholics Cannot In Good Conscience Support CCHD

The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will likely be happening THIS WEEKEND in your parish.

CCHD is using your hard-earned money to support organizations that promote an anti-Catholic agenda, including abortion, contraception, and homosexuality. Watch this video to learn more about how your money is being spent and why you should not be giving money to this cause.

WATCH NOW     (Click to watch! NM)


Actually, this subject of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) was on my list of  five more things promised to be shared with you in my last blog, “Unmasking the Enemy.”   I had listed the name of Saul Alinsky.  When I turned to Lectio Divina this morning and found Jesus’ words in Luke 19:46, “My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves,” I knew it was time to share what Complicit Clergy has to say about the corruption in CCHD and more.  The video you see at Complicit Clergy is an excellent clip of a more extended conversation aired just today by Taylor Marshall with Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute.  You can click to hear the full interview, and it is up to date with where the USCCB has been sending our money and sobering reality checks.

However, a few weeks ago, I found Taylor and Michael on a video from earlier this year, where they were discussing Saul Alinsky and Corruption of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  I found this program full of the background of the roots of the CCHD and took notes because it is so nefarious. (The program is lengthy.  It starts about Sal Alinsky, and about 54 minutes in it goes to formation of CCHD.)

CRA & POPULATION CONTROL

Around the time of WWII, the United States Bishops formed the National Catholic War Council. They later changed the name to United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  Around 1966 USAID was created -United States Agency for International Development. I wanted to understand what this agency does and why our bishops would support it and create a way to get money from them (Catholic Relief Services-CRS)  I found information which I share in part here:

From Human Life International (a Catholic apostolate)  An article worth reading is called “Exposing the Global Population Control Agenda.” I will post some info, but visiting the website is a good idea.  They explain The Kissinger Report, which continues to be the foundational document on U.S. government population control and share a link to it, which is posted on the USAID website. Talk about daunting!  Here is the Link:  KISSINGER REPORT.

We understand abortion, birth control, euthanasia, or other forms of population control, but the thinking behind it is perhaps something we don’t completely understand.  That’s why The Kissinger Report is a good refresher.

In order to protect U.S. commercial interests, NSSM-200 cited a number of factors that could interrupt the smooth flow of materials from LDCs to the United States, including a large population of anti-imperialist youth, whose numbers must be limited by government population control. The document identified 13 nations by name that would be the primary targets of U.S. government population control efforts. Under the heading of “Concentration on key countries” we find:

Assistance for population moderation should give primary emphasis to the largest and fastest growing developing countries where there is special U.S. political and strategic interest. Those countries are: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Columbia [sic]. … At the same time, the U.S. will look to the multilateral agencies, especially the U.N. Fund for Population Activities which already has projects in over 80 countries to increase population assistance on a broader basis with increased U.S. contributions. This is desirable in terms of U.S. interests and necessary in political terms in the United Nations.

Pope Francis recently said we should do whatever the United Nations tells us…

Back to the CCHD

Today, Church Militant has a video on Saul Alinsky and CCHD.  It’s today’s Vortex, and as usual, Micahel Voris pulls no punches.  I read the text of the video and found there is a link to Michael’s research from several years ago.  When I visited that page, I found some resources.  This one is the best for those of us just learning how to unmask the enemy within the Church.  I’ll share a few words, but visit the link to The Capital Research Center – Foundation Watch.  It’s their report from September 2009.  When you understand the organization called “ACORN” (remember the Obama election years?), you get a picture of how much CCHD money has been poured into these radical left organizations since the beginning of CCHD. It gives a clearer understanding of why outraged Catholics are saying, “Not a penny!”

ACORN was a highly partisan organization involved in racketeering and serial violations of tax, campaign finance, and other laws.  CCHD and ACORN are cousins in a sense, and their common bonds must have made it excruciating for CCHD to disown ACORN. Both CCHD and ACORN were inspired by Saul Alinsky, the father of community organizing. Alinsky is the Marxist Machiavelli who dedicated his 1971 manual on grassroots activism, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer, whom he called “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.”…

The Alinsky Connection CCHD has long supported groups such as ACORN that engage in left-wing community organizing.  In fact, it was created specifically to do so. Former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, a prominent Catholic layman who served on the board of Capital Research Center, complained in the late 1980s that CCHD was a “funding mechanism for radical left-wing political activism in the United States, rather than for traditional types of charities.”…

Some Catholics were apparently inspired by a blog post written by the late Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, the editor of the journal First Things. Father Neuhaus wrote that the collection for CCHD was “misbegotten in concept and corrupt in practice, [and] should, at long last, be terminated.” He added that a decade ago the CCHD was “exposed as using the Catholic Church as a milk cow to fund organizations that frequently were actively working against the Church’s mission, especially in their support of pro-abortion
activities and politicians.”

Isn’t it something that we are reading about the late Fr. Neuhaus adding “that a decade ago the CCHD was “exposed as using the Catholic Church as a milk cow to fund organizations that frequently were actively working against the Church’s mission, especially in their support of pro-abortion activities and politicians,”  in a decade-old article ?!  Heaven must have decided long ago to make sure that today’s Gospel reading makes mention of thieves in the “temple.”  Nothing has changed until now – perhaps.

Links:  Vortex -Alinsky & the Bishops

  CCHD & ALINSKYPage has a list of useful references

  The Capital Research Center – Foundation Watch


“Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.

“And every day He was teaching in the temple area.  The chief priests, the scribes and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put Him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on His words.” ~ Luke 19:45-48


“The chief priests, the scribes and the leaders of the people”
We could say our chief bishops, certain priests and lay leaders.  Something to think about as we watch the shameful fleecing of the Catholic faithful continue unabated by those very ones.

We can give to charitable causes we know are trustworthy.  The truth is just a click away nowadays.

God bless you always,

Nancy M

 

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Unmasking the Enemy

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
…You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!”
                                      ~ Jesus, Matthew 23:23-24

 

I’ve been thinking about what to share.  There are so many directions I could take.  I made a list of the items that seem important to share with readers of ORCatholic.  Half of the list really delves into the root cause for finding ourselves in the middle of such an upheaval.  I am going to group those topics together. It’s taken plenty of research, but once you begin to put the pieces together, the picture does become so much clearer.

Just for starts and in no particular order, I’ll begin here with the other five topics.


Another defiant act by Francis – reported by Ann Barnhardt – no candles, no crucifix on Altar…

…as he celebrated Mass at Basilica of St. John Lateran.  He was there to celebrate Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.  I was struck by Ann’s research into the meaning of the candles and her report with a picture of Francis at the church and also earlier of Pope Benedict at the same altar.  From Ann’s resources:     The pure wax extracted by bees from flowers symbolizes the pure flesh of Christ received from His Virgin Mother, the wick signifies the soul of Christ, and the flame represents His divinity. (New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia)At a pontifical high Mass, celebrated by the ordinary, seven candles are lighted. The seventh candle should be somewhat higher than the others and should be placed at the middle of the altar in line with the other six. For this reason, the altar crucifix is moved forward a little. In Requiem Masses, and at other liturgical services. e.g. Vespers, the seventh candle is not used. If the bishop celebrate outside his diocese. or if he be the administrator, auxiliary, or coadjutor, the seventh candle is not lighted.

Read Full article:  Antipope Bergoglio Mass at St. John Lateran: No Crucifix, No Candles.

 

New word from Atika, Japan – The Angel of Akita requests Prayers of Reparation for Desecration of the Vatican.

This is an amazing word because of the way it was delivered.  I found this Saturday night before going to sleep.  I spent most of the day in prayer and fasting for the very purpose requested in this word.  Needless to say, I took the message to heart.

“Most Catholics do not know, but to desecrate the Vatican Gardens is an extremely diabolic act, because when Pope Leo XIII in his haste to discover the bones of St Peter had some poorly trained Archeologists dig up the tomb of Saint Peter beneath the High Altar, they dumped all the dirt they found IN THE VATICAN GARDENS. Later is was realized that that DIRT was the ashes of Saint Peter the Apostle and the Roman Martyrs burned on stakes by the Emperor Nero.  (I posted a blog article about the event and the Dirt) Therefore, to desecrate the Vatican Gardens is to desecrate the SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS of the Church of Rome. It is a ghastly vile act!

It was not surprising, therefore, that two days later the Angel of Akita, who had appeared to Sister Agnes Sasagawa 46 years ago, should appear again. If you do not know, at Akita, which is an approved apparition of Our Lady, Our Lady’s Statue wept repeatedly in the presence of Catholics and pagans and forewarned of a great battle inside the Church between Cardinals and Bishops…”  READ FULL POST

 

Diabolical Disorientation

“Diabolical disorientation is when a person is disoriented by various tricks of the devil. These diabolical tricks are not simply a kind of possession portrayed on television and in the movies. The devil, the purveyor of diabolical disorientation, manages often to give the targeted person a perception quite different from reality and yet the person so diabolically disoriented is convinced what he thinks is the truth when it is actually a lie.” ~FR. NICHOLAS GRUNER

Where Did the Phrase “Diabolical Disorientation” Originate? We can thank Sister Lucy of Fatima for coining the term. You will find it in her writing, especially between 1969 and 1971. Time and again, she comes back to this statement.  With so many changes going on in the Church since Vatican II, faithful Catholics and friends reported to Sister Lucy, strange activities of various clergymen, bishops and priests. The Catholic faithful knew that something was wrong. And so they asked Sister Lucy for her advice on this. She explained that it is diabolical disorientation. The devil is behind it, she said, and the devil has misled many people, surprisingly even bishops and Cardinals; and although she has not said it, maybe even the Pope himself.

Why Haven’t We Heard of This Threat Before Now? 
It may be that it wasn’t Sister Lucy that came up with the term but rather the Blessed Virgin Herself, in the Third Secret of Fatima. The Third Secret was supposed to be released by 1960, but to date, it still has not been fully released. The Third Secret foretells our time of apostasy in the Church. We know this because Cardinal Ciappi says: “In the Third Secret, it is foretold, among other things, that the Great Apostasy in the Church begins at the top.” This means a number of Cardinals and bishops and priests in the Vatican are misleading the faithful and leading them into apostasy… READ FULL ARTICLE

 

Vatican II and the removal of St. Michael Prayer during and after Mass 

Pope Paul VI wrote some interesting words in 1976“… We would say that through some mysterious crack—no, it’s not mysterious; through some crack, the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God.”

And yet, it was this same Pope who oversaw removing St. Michael the Archangel from the liturgy and the St. Michael the Archangel prayer said after every Mass for the protection of the Church from the great Satanic onslaught foreseen by Pope Leo XIII in 1884! READ ARTICLE

 

Bishops at USCCB Disgust Many

“..Serious threats to human life and dignity such as racism, the environmental crisis, poverty, and the death penalty.”
These are on the same par as millions upon millions of babies being murdered? 

This was in America Magazine for those who wanted to tweet the news:

U.S. bishops: “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself…. At the same time, we cannot dismiss or ignore other serious threats to human life and dignity such as racism, the environmental crisis, poverty and the death penalty.”

This was the title of an article about the same topic at Lifesite News:

1 in 3 US bishops at fall meeting vote to downplay abortion by citing Pope Francis

America Magazine is pro-liberal, pro-gay, pro-Francis.  Their editor is Fr. James Martin, need I say more?  They didn’t follow the bit of debate that broke out when Cardinal Cupcake from Chicago wanted everything Francis wrote in their “Faithful Citizens” letter.  America Magazine rather tiptoed around the topic, so I’ll quote from Lifesite:

Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego objected, saying, “It is not Catholic teaching that abortion is the pre-eminent issue that we face as the world in Catholic social teaching. It is not.”

McElroy also said he believes that saying the threat of abortion remains the USCCB’s “pre-eminent priority” is “at least discordant with the pope’s teaching if not inconsistent” and that it is a “grave disservice to our people if we’re trying to communicate to them what the Magisterium teaches.”

The bishop of San Diego was contradicted by Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. Strickland stated that the word “pre-eminent” must remain in the letter, and Chaput underscored that abortion is indeed the most important social issue of our time.

“I am against anyone stating that our saying it’s ‘pre-eminent’ is contrary to the teaching of a pope because that isn’t true,” Chaput said.

“It sets up an artificial battle between the Bishops’ Conference of the United States and the Holy Father which isn’t true,” he continued.

“So I don’t like the argument Bishop McElroy uses. It isn’t true, you know. We support the Holy Father completely. What he says is true. But I think it has been the very clearly articulated opinion of the bishops’ conference for many years that pro-life is still the pre-eminent issue. It doesn’t mean the others aren’t equal in dignity.”

The bishops applauded Archbishop Chaput’s intervention.

The debate began when Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago asked (see video below at 49:25) for an amendment to the short letter that would include the entire paragraph 101 from Pope Francis’s controversial 2018 apostolic exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate.”

Frankly, I can only applaud the bishops who took the high road concerning abortion!  However, none brought up the Amazon Synod or the acts of idolatry performed in front of the world from the Vatican Garden, inside St. Peter’s or the church with the poster of a woman nursing a baby and an animal.  Perhaps they spoke about it in their private meetings, but the faithful need to hear our bishops take a stand against these acts. It seems we have bishops unwilling to address the elephant in the room.  What do you think Jesus would say?  Somehow I can’t imagine Him saying, “Well done my good and faithful servants” to these guys until they begin to choose to protect their flocks.  I can hear Him saying some of the “Woe to you…” words in Matthew 23…


Francis came out this week saying those who speak against the Amazon Synod are racists.  Count me in.

God bless you always,

Nancy M.


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Pope Benedict speaks in favor of Veri Catholici

When I read this I was struck by the name of the site in English – Real Catholics.  The “R” in ORCatholic.com stands for “Real”.  As I talk to more and more Catholics who are just coming into understanding about what is really taking place in the Church from the top down, I find myself praying more and more about helping faithful Catholics understand what “real” means.  When you visit the website this post is linked to, take time to browse around and learn why they believe our true Pope remains Pope Benedict.  There is indeed a growing conviction that against all odds, this is true.

Nancy M.

 

via Pope Benedict speaks in favor of Veri Catholici

Appealing to Heaven


Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits, who prowl throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.

 

Pope Paul VI wrote some interesting words in 1976

 “… We would say that through some mysterious crack—no, it’s not mysterious; through some crack, the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God.”

And yet, it was this same Pope who oversaw removing St. Michael the Archangel from the liturgy and the St. Michael the Archangel prayer said after every Mass for the protection of the Church from the great Satanic onslaught foreseen by Pope Leo XIII in 1884!

St. Leo XII wrote the spiritual warfare prayer …

 At the end of his Angelus message given in St. Peter’s Square, Sunday, April 24, 1994, Pope St. John Paul II urged Catholics to recite the prayer to Saint Michael once again:

“The prayer can fortify us for that spiritual battle about which the Letter to the Ephesians speaks [of]: “Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.”(Ephesians 6:10). And to this same battle that the Book of the Apocalypse refers [to], recalling in front of our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel (cf. Revelations 12:7).

Surely, this scene was very present to Pope Leo XIII, when, at the end of the previous century, he introduced to the entire Church a special prayer to St. Michael: ‘St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil… ’

“Even if today this prayer is no longer recited at the end of the Eucharistic celebration, I invite all to not forget it, but to recite it in order to obtain help in the battle against the forces of darkness and the spirit of this world.”  (From The Vision of Pope Leo XIII)


Our Church is in the midst of dire times.  Some parishes have returned the prayers to St. Michael and to Our Lady following Mass.  Perhaps with prayer and a nudge from you, your parish might do the same!

God bless you always,

Nancy M.


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That Call to Prayer

I mentioned yesterday that the head of the SSPX called for a day of prayer and reparatory penance concerning the acts of idolatry that took place in Rome during the Amazon Synod for his own order and invites all Catholics to join in prayer.  I received this email from SSPX today:

 

Following the Synod on the Amazon, the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, Father Davide Pagliarani, invited all priest members, religious brothers or Oblates, seminarians and tertiaries, to observe a day of prayer and reparatory penance, in order to defend the sanctity of the Church.

It is about, he writes in a Letter of 20 October 2019, “the honour of the Roman Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, which is not an idolatrous and pantheistic fair”.

At a time when the civilizing mission of Catholicism is profoundly distorted, and when the sanctity of the priesthood is threatened by new reforms, all the faithful are cordially invited to join in this day of fasting and praying, on Saturday, November 9, 2019, especially to repair the recent scandals that have taken place in the capital of Christianity.

God does not abandon His Church; the gates of hell will never prevail over it (Mt 16:18).

To read the Open Letter from the Superior General:  OPEN LETTER


Earlier today, I watched Raymond Arroyo’s interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider.  In the closing few moments, Raymond asked the bishop what he would say to the Catholics watching.  Bishop Schneider closed his comments by saying;

“…Pray to make hours of reparation for the sins of the high clergy who betray today Christ… also to pray for good new priests and support the good bishops – there still are – to have courage, strength, and wisdom to be faithful shepherds in these dark times.”

 

May God bless you always,

Nancy M.

Extra Note:  The picture at the top of this post was found at Fr. Z’s Blog.  – Clear, straight commentary on Catholic issues, liturgy and life by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Great place to visit!) I find it chilling to see all the candles lit around the Pachamama idol.  Disgusting.


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The Schism We Face

 

I opened my email today to find a post from Abyssum.org (Bishop Emeritus Gracida of Corpus Cristi, TX) that gives insight into the schism that took place after Vatican II.  He believes we are fast approaching another such event.

Faithful Catholics, unaware of the tremendous upheaval coming into our Church as a result of Vatican II, can find it frustrating when trying to understand what our Catholic brothers and sisters are talking about with terms like traditionalist, conservative, modernists, sedevacantists or schism. These terms weren’t essential to me until I realized that they apply to the very core of my true faith. That is why I believe then-Cardinal Ratzinger’s talk on the schism stemming from Vatican II is vital in helping us understand what is behind the one we face.  Knowing founder Archbishop Lefebvre’s background and SSPX beginnings helps in understanding some of those frustrating terms:

The current head of The Society of Saint Pius X has called all his priests and laity to fast and pray in reparation for the idolatry of the Amazon Synod this weekend.  From Lifesite News:

The Superior General of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is calling for a day of “prayer and reparation” and for Masses to be said to ask God to protect His Church and to spare it from punishments for the pagan rituals that were performed at the Vatican during the Pan-Amazonian Synod. FULL TEXT HERE

(Other priests have joined the call.  I’m making it a personal commitment and will post about this call to prayer. )

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre was the Superior General of the Holy Ghost Fathers and assigned to participate in the drafting and preparation of documents for the upcoming Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) announced by Pope John XXIII. Most of the texts he helped prepare for the Vatican II Council were rejected, and new, liberal, modernist versions were substituted in their place. Archbishop Lefebvre, along with other conservative or traditionalist prelates, formed a group called The Coetus Internationalis Patrum representing the minority at Vatican II. When members of the Holy Ghost Fathers demanded implementation of council-inspired reforms in 1968, he resigned as Superior General.

In 1970, Lefebvre founded the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), a small community of seminarians, in the village of Écône, Switzerland, with the permission of Bishop of Fribourg. In 1975, the Holy See ordered Lefebvre to disband the society. Committed to the traditional Church, Lefebvre ignored the decision. In 1988, he consecrated four bishops to continue his work with the SSPX. The Holy See immediately declared that he and the other bishops who had participated in the ceremony had incurred automatic ex-communication under Catholic canon law. Lefebvre, also using canon law, refused to acknowledge the ex-communication until his death three years later. At the request of the four surviving  SSPX Bishops in 2009, 18 years after Lefebvre’s death, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the ex-communication. The Society of Saint Pius X came back into communion with the Church. While they are no longer considered sedevacantist, there remains other communities which are.


Pope Benedict’s talk to the bishops in Chili happened only one month after the Vatican’s “split” with SSPX founder Lefebvre. Benedict is considered to be a big part of Vatican II, yet even while he was still a Cardinal, we understand by reading these words that he himself was not happy with the destruction that took place in so many of our Churchs and within the liturgy.  It is very revealing.  Especially when we realize that there is a growing consensus among Catholics that he is the true pope, but that is for another post.

 

AS WE APPROACH THE MOMENT OF ANOTHER FORMAL SCHISM IN THE CHURCH, IT IS HELPFUL TO REVIEW THE WORDS OF Pope Benedict XVI FOLLOWING THE FORMAL BREAK WITH ROME BY ARCHBISHOP MARCEL LEFEBVRE

Posted abyssum.org on November 7, 2019


Cardinal Ratzinger’s address to bishops of Chile

Following is the translated text of an address by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, given 13 July 1988, in Santiago, Chile before that nation’s Bishops.

“In recent months, we have put a lot of work into the case of Lefebvre with the sincere intention of creating for his movement a space within the Church that would be sufficient for it to live. The Holy See has been criticized for this. It is said that it has not defended the Second Vatican Council with sufficient energy; that, while it has treated progressive movements with great severity, it has displayed an exaggerated sympathy with the traditionalist rebellion. The development of events is enough to disprove these assertions. The mythical harshness of the Vatican in the face of the deviations of the progressives is shown to be mere empty words. Up until now, in fact, only warnings have been published; in no case have there been strict canonical penalties in the strict sense. And the fact that when the chips were down Lefebvre denounced an agreement that had already been signed shows that the Holy See, while it made truly generous concessions, did not grant him that complete license which he desired. Lefebvre has seen that, in the fundamental part of the agreement, he was being held to accept Vatican II and the affirmations of the post-conciliar Magisterium, according to the proper authority of each document.

“There is a glaring contradiction in the fact that it is just the people who have let no occasion slip to allow the world to know of their disobedience to the Pope, and to the magisterial declarations of the last 20 years, who think they have the right to judge that this attitude is too mild and who wish that an absolute obedience to Vatican II had been insisted upon. Similarly, they would claim that the Vatican has
conceded a right to dissent to Lefebvre, which has been obstinately denied to the promoters of a progressive tendency. In reality, the only point which is affirmed in the agreement, following Lumen Gentium 25, is the plain fact that not all documents of the Council have the same authority. For the rest, it was explicitly laid down in the text that was signed that public polemics must be avoided and that an attitude is required of positive respect for official decisions and declarations.

“It was conceded, in addition, that the Fraternity of St. Pius X would be able to present to the Holy See — which reserves to itself the sole right of decision — their particular difficulties regarding interpretations of juridical and liturgical reforms. All of this shows plainly that in this difficult dialogue, Rome has united generosity, in all that was negotiable, with firmness in essentials. The explanation which Msgr. Lefebvre has given, for the retraction of his agreement, is revealing. He declared that he has finally understood that the agreement he signed aimed only at integrating his foundation into the ‘Conciliar Church.’. The Catholic Church in union with the Pope is, according to him, the ‘Conciliar Church’ which has broken with its own past. It seems indeed that he is no longer able to see that we are dealing with the Catholic Church in the totality of its Tradition and that Vatican II belongs to that.

“Without any doubt, the problem that Lefebvre has posed has not been concluded by the rupture of June 30th. It would be too simple to take refuge in a sort of triumphalism and to think that this difficulty has ceased to exist from the moment in which the movement led by Lefebvre has separated itself by a clean break with the Church. A Christian never can, or should, take pleasure in a rupture. Even though it is absolutely certain the fault cannot be attributed to the Holy See, it is a duty for us to examine ourselves, as to what errors we have made, and which ones we are making even now. The criteria with which we judge the past in the Vatican II decree on ecumenism must be used — as is logical — to judge the present as well.

“One of the basic discoveries of the theology of ecumenism is that schisms can take place only when certain truths and certain values of the Christian faith are no longer lived and loved within the Church. The truth which is marginalized becomes autonomous, remains detached from the whole of the ecclesiastical structure, and a new movement then forms itself around it. We must reflect on this fact: that a large number of Catholics, far beyond the narrow circle of the Fraternity of Lefebvre, see this man as a guide, in some sense, or at least as a useful ally. It will not do to attribute everything to political motives, to nostalgia, or to cultural factors of minor importance. These causes are not capable of explaining the attraction which is felt even by the young, and especially by the young, who come from many quite different nations, and who are surrounded by completely distinct political and cultural realities. Indeed they show what is from any point of view a restricted and one-sided outlook; but there is no doubt whatever that a phenomenon of this sort would be inconceivable unless there were good elements at work here, which in general do not find sufficient opportunity to live within the Church of today.

“For all these reasons, we ought to see this matter primarily as the occasion for an examination of conscience. We should allow ourselves to ask fundamental questions about the defects in the pastoral life of the Church, which are exposed by these events. Thus we will be able to offer a place within the Church to those who are seeking and demanding it and succeed in destroying all reason for schism. We can make such schism pointless by renewing the interior realities of the Church. There are three points, I think that it is important to think about.

“While there are many motives that might have led a great number of people to seek refuge in the traditional liturgy, the chief one is that they find the dignity of the sacred preserved there. After the Council there were many priests who deliberately raised ‘desacralization’ to the level of a program, on the plea that the New Testament abolished the cult of the Temple: the veil of the Temple which was torn from top to bottom at the moment of Christ’s death on the cross is, according to certain people, the sign of the end of the sacred. The death of
Jesus, outside the City walls, that is to say, in the public world, is now the true religion. Religion, if it has any being at all, must have it in the nonsacredness of daily life, in love that is lived. Inspired by such reasoning, they put aside the sacred vestments; they have despoiled the churches as much as they could of that splendor which brings to mind the sacred; and they have reduced the liturgy to the language and the gestures of ordinary life, by means of greetings, common signs of friendship, and such things.

“There is no doubt that, with these theories and practices, they have entirely disregarded the true connection between the Old and the New Testaments: It is forgotten that this world is not the Kingdom of God, and that the “Holy One of God” (John 6:69) continues to exist in contradiction to this world; that we have need of purification before we draw near to Him; that the profane, even after the death and the Resurrection of Jesus, has not succeeded in becoming ‘the holy’. The Risen One has appeared, but to those whose heart has been opened to Him, to the Holy; He did not manifest Himself to everyone. It is in this way a new space has been opened for the religion to which all of us would now submit; this religion which consists in drawing near to the community of the Risen One, at whose feet the women prostrated themselves and adored Him. I do not want to develop this point any further now; I confine myself to coming straight to this conclusion: we ought to get back the dimension of the sacred in the liturgy. The liturgy is not a festivity; it is not a meeting for the purpose of having a good time. It is of no importance that the parish priest has cudgeled his
brains to come up with suggestive ideas or imaginative novelties. The liturgy is what makes the Thrice-Holy God present amongst us; it is the burning bush; it is the Alliance of God with man in Jesus Christ, who has died and risen again. The grandeur of the liturgy does not rest upon the fact that it offers an interesting entertainment, but in rendering tangible the Totally Other, whom we are not capable of summoning. He comes because He wills. In other words, the essential in the liturgy is the mystery, which is realized in the common ritual of the Church; all the rest diminishes it. Men experiment with it in lively fashion and find themselves deceived when the mystery is transformed into distraction when the chief actor in the liturgy is not the Living God but the
priest or the liturgical director.

“Aside from the liturgical questions, the central points of conflict at present are Lefebvre’s attack on the decree which deals with religious liberty, and on the so-called spirit of Assisi. Here is where Lefebvre fixes the boundaries between his position and that of the Catholic Church today.

“I need hardly say in so many words that what he is saying on these points is unacceptable. Here we do not wish to consider his errors, rather we want to ask ourselves where there is lack of clarity in ourselves. For Lefebvre, what is at stake is the warfare against ideological liberalism, against the relativization of truth. Obviously, we are not in agreement with him that — understood according to the Pope’s intentions — the text of the Council or the prayer of Assisi were relativizing.

“It is a necessary task to defend the Second Vatican Council against Msgr. Lefebvre, as valid, and as binding upon the Church. Certainly, there is a mentality of narrow views that isolate Vatican II and which has provoked this opposition. There are many accounts of it which give the impression that, from Vatican II onward, everything has been changed, and that what preceded it has no value or, at best, has value only in the light of Vatican II.

“The Second Vatican Council has not been treated as a part of the entire living Tradition of the Church, but as an end of Tradition, a new start from zero. The truth is that this particular Council defined no dogma at all, and deliberately chose to remain on a modest level, as a merely pastoral council; and yet many treat it as though it had made itself into a sort of super dogma which takes away the importance of all the rest.

“This idea is made stronger by things that are now happening. That which previously was considered most holy — the form in which the liturgy was handed down — suddenly appears as the most forbidden of all things, the one thing that can safely be prohibited. It is intolerable to criticize decisions which have been taken since the Council; on the other hand, if men make question of ancient rules, or even of the great truths of the Faith — for instance, the corporal virginity of Mary, the bodily resurrection of Jesus, the immortality of the soul, etc. —nobody complains or only does so  with the greatest moderation. I myself, when  I was a professor, have seen how the very same bishop who, before the Council, and fired a teacher whose was really irreproachable, for a certain crudeness of speech was not prepared, after the Council, to dismiss a professor who openly denied certain fundamental truths of the Faith.

“All this leads a great number of people to ask themselves if the Church of today is really the same as that of yesterday, or if they have changed it for something else without telling people. The one way in which Vatican II can be made plausible is to present it as it is; one part of the unbroken, the unique Tradition of the Church and of her faith.

“In the spiritual movements of the post-conciliar era, there is not the slightest doubt that frequently there has been an obliviousness, or even a suppression, of the issue of truth: here perhaps we confront the crucial problem for theology and for pastoral work today.

“The ‘truth’ is thought to be a claim that is too exalted, a ‘triumphalism’ that cannot be permitted any longer. You see this attitude plainly in the crisis that troubles the missionary ideal and missionary practice. If we do not point to the truth in announcing our faith, and if this truth is no longer essential for the salvation of Man, then the missions lose their meaning. In effect, the conclusion has been drawn, and it has been drawn today, that in the future we need only seek that Christians should be good Christians, Moslems good Moslems, Hindus good Hindus, and so forth. If it comes to that, how are we to know when one is a ‘good’ Christian or a ‘good’ Moslem?

“The idea that all religions are — if you talk seriously — only symbols of what ultimately is incomprehensible is rapidly gaining ground in theology, and has already penetrated into liturgical practice. When things get to this point, faith is left behind, because faith really consists in the fact that I am committing myself to the truth so far as it is known. So in this matter also there is every motive to return to the right path.

“If once again we succeed in pointing out and living the fullness of the Catholic religion with regard to these points, we may hope that the schism of Lefebvre will not be of long duration.”


Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010. Credit: L’Osservatore Romano

How different is then-Cardinal Ratzinger’s take on what the Church needs to move forward than our current pope?  If you have not had an opportunity to read it, Pope Emeritus Benedict wrote a very thought-provoking paper on the current crisis before the Amazon Synod. It was blocked from getting to the bishops who attended the meetings in Rome last February, but he managed to have it released in a German publication, and now we have it in English. Here is the LINK.

God bless you always,

Nancy M.


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A Golden Calf by Any Other Name

“Good afternoon, I would like to say a word about the pachamama statues that were removed from the Church at Traspontina
~Pope Francis to Amazon Synod attendees, Friday, 10/25/19

 

Pope calls statues ‘Pachamamas’ and apologizes for their removal from church  – Lifesite News.

 

The Pachamama Pope – Rod Dreher  – The American Conservative

 

Francis announced the idols are pachamamas and then apologized for their being tossed into the Tiber.  He ended the announcement of their retrieval by the police with a backhanded statement about them showing up at the final Mass on Sunday.

A news reporter taped his Pachamama comments on his phone and posted an article for his news outlet in France.  Lifesite News followed up with a transcript.  The Vatican then came out with their version. The link to Lifesite News is above.  Rod Dreher wrote an interesting article entitled The Pachamama Pope (the link is above) with several useful links, including an interview by Raymond Arroyo with Cardinal Gerhard Mueller from Thursday night. If you didn’t see the program, you could find the full program HERE.

I watched the Mass on live TV from Rome, and the pachamamas didn’t show up. (I tuned in after the entrance procession-might have missed something) However, the last item presented for the offering was an odd-looking, small boat-shaped planter full of earth, weeds, and a flower or two dangling over the edge with “Amazon” painted on the side.  The pope had it placed on the altar.  He didn’t carry a stang, as he did last year at the synod, but he did carry a ferula that had pagan faces carved into it.  I imagine we will hear something about that.

 


Yesterday, Bishop Athanasius Schneider issued an open letter condemning the use of the Pachamama statue at the Amazon Synod in the Vatican.  Toward the end of the Open Letter he says, “The honest and Christian reaction to the dance around the Pachamama, the new Golden Calf, in the Vatican should consist in a dignified protest, a correction of this error, and above all in acts of reparation.”  

Here are his first four points:

1. “You shall have no other gods before Me,” says the Lord God, as the first of the commandments (Ex 20:3). Delivered originally to Moses and the Hebrew people, this command remains valid for all people and all times, as God tells us: “You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth; you shall not bow down before them or worship them” (Ex 20:4-5). Our Lord Jesus Christ kept this commandment perfectly. When offered the kingdoms of the world if only he would bow to the devil, Jesus responded, “Begone, Satan! for it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve’” (Mt 4:10; Dt 6:13-14). The example of Christ, therefore, is of the utmost importance for all people who desire “the true God and eternal life”; as St. John the Apostle exhorts us: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols” (1 Jn 5:20-21).

In our day, this message has special importance, for syncretism and paganism are like poisons entering the veins of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church. As a successor to the Apostles, entrusted with care for God’s flock, I cannot remain silent in the face of the blatant violation of God’s holy will and the disastrous consequences it will have upon individual souls, the Church as a whole, and indeed the entire human race. It is therefore with great love for the souls of my brothers and sisters that I write this message.

2. On October 4, 2019, on the eve of the Amazon Synod, a religious ceremony was held in the Vatican Gardens, in the presence of Pope Francis and of several bishops and cardinals, which was led partly by shamans and in which symbolic objects were used; namely, a wooden sculpture of an unclothed pregnant woman. These representations are known and belong to indigenous rituals of Amazonian tribes, and specifically to the worship of the so-called Mother Earth, the Pachamama.In the following days the wooden naked female figures were also venerated in St. Peter’s Basilica in front of the Tomb of St. Peter. Pope Francis also greeted two bishops carrying the Pachamama object on their shoulders processing it into the Synod Hall where it was set in a place of honor. Pachamama statues were also put on display in the church of Santa Maria in Traspontina.

In response to outcries from the Catholic faithful regarding these rites and the use of these statues, Vatican spokesmen and members of committees of the Amazon Synod downplayed or denied the evident religious syncretistic character of the statues.Their answers, however, were evasive and contradictory; they were acts of intellectual acrobatics and denials of obvious evidence.

The American visual media company “Getty Images” made an official press photograph of this ritual with this description: “Pope Francis and Cardinal Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo, President of the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM), stand in front of a statue representing Pachamama (Mother Earth).” Rev. Paulo Suess, a participant in the Amazon Synod, left no doubt as to the pagan character of the ceremonies with the wooden images in the Vatican Gardens and dared even to welcome pagan rites, saying: “Even if this was a pagan rite, it is nevertheless a pagan worship of God. One cannot dismiss paganism as nothing” (October 17, Vatican News interview). In an official statement, on October 21, the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) condemned the heroic act of the gentlemen who had thrown the wooden images into the Tiber as an act of “religious intolerance.” They thereby unmasked the lies and tricks with which they denied the religious character of the venerated wooden images. Volunteers of the Carmelite Church Santa Maria in Traspontina, where the wooden statues were displayed, corroborated this statement, saying: “The [carved] mother that I brought from Brazil … that was in the procession, well, we brought it from Brazil. It was done by an indigenous artist, and we asked him for a piece of art that would symbolize all of that connection of Mother Earth, of women, the feminine aspect of God, that God is the one who protects and nourishes life,” she said, calling it both a symbol of “Mother Earth” and the “Pachamama.”

Objective sources note that the Pachamama is an object of veneration, a goddess to which some Bolivians sacrifice llamas, an earth deity worshipped by some Peruvians, rooted in pagan Incan beliefs and practices.

3. Catholics cannot accept any pagan worship, nor any syncretism between pagan beliefs and practices and those of the Catholic Church. The acts of worship of kindling a light, of bowing, of prostrating or profoundly bowing to the ground and dancing before an unclothed female statue, which represents neither Our Lady nor a canonized saint of the Church, violates the first Commandments of God: “You shall have no other gods before Me” and the explicit prohibition of God, who commands: “Beware lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and worship them and serve them, things which the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven” (Dt 4:19), and: “You shall make for yourselves no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall you set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God” (Lev 26:1).

The Apostles prohibited even the slightest allusions or ambiguity in regard to acts of venerating idols: “And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?” (2 Cor, 6:15-16), and “Flee from idolatry. The things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that you should have fellowship with devils. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: you cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?” (1 Cor 10:16, 21-22).

St. Paul, without doubt, would say to all who actively participated in the acts of veneration of Pachamama statues, which symbolize material or creatural things, these words: “But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known by God: how turn you again to the weak and needy elements, which you desire to serve again?” (Gal 4:9). The pagans, indeed, worshipped the elements as though they were living things. And observing the syncretistic or at least highly ambiguous religious acts in the Vatican’s Gardens, in St. Peter’s Basilica and in the church of Santa Maria in Traspontina, St. Paul would say: “They worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever” (Rom 1:25).

All true Catholics, who still have the spirit of the Apostles and of the Christian martyrs, should weep and say about the pagan ceremonies which took place in the Eternal City of Rome, paraphrasing the words of Psalm 79:1: “O God, the heathen have come into thine inheritance; thy holy city of Rome have they defiled; they have laid Rome in ruins.”

You can read Bishop Schneider’s full letter at Lifesite News HERE. (Lifesite News -Bishop Schneider condemns Pachamama statue as ‘new golden calf’ in open letter)


The Amazon Synod is over, but you can be sure the damage unleashed against faithful Catholics is just beginning to surface.

God bless you always,

Nancy M.


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The Dirt Behind Pachamama

Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
~ 2 Kings 5:17, First Reading, Catholic Mass, 10/13/2019

 

Pachamama – Usurper of Catholic Faith

 

…“Rise up, O LORD! Let Your enemies be scattered, And let those who hate You flee before You.”
~ Numbers 10:35

 

The Vatican keeps refusing to give a name to the items tossed into the Tiber in Rome on Monday. They were idols. We know that because the entire world witnessed a circle of people bowing down in worship before them.  The one thing the Vatican did admit was they were not representative of the Virgin Mary.  Interesting information is coming forth about the real purpose of the idols, known all over as Pachamama.


There is more to the story

How is Pachamama tied in with the Vatican’s current scheme of things?  Different posts have insights today, and one confirms a suspicion that there is more to the story.

Ann Barnhardt came up with a post from 2012Here’s what Ann had to say:

Important Deep Background Info on Pachamama from ARSH 2012. For aggressive distribution.

I don’t endorse the author of the following blog, nor 100% of its contents, HOWEVER I do think that this info is worth engaging and spreading. I always like being able to look at data that is removed from current events in time – this blog article is from ARSH 2012.

The Green Virgin – Pachamama: The final balance between Common Law and the Law of Mother Nature


I read both Ann’s and The Green Virgin articles.  If you read Ann’s material and don’t understand the term “new world order,” neither did I until about a year ago.  When I began to research the Amazon Synod, months ago, I didn’t realize the ecology crowd and one world order crowd seem to be birds of a feather.  They flock together.

Ann included some excellent points.  Concerning Pachamama:

Pachamama was ressurected by the Communitarians to become the blessed Mother of us all, and much like Etzioni’s Cabbalistic interpretation of the oral and secret Talmud with a good mix of Greek and New Testament sentiments, the Pachamama is less of a religion and more of a law religionalized. 

READ MORE – The entire article from Ann Barnhardt.

The Green Virgin article explains who the Communitarians are. There is a lot of information in The Green Virgin post, and worth a read for the important points.  It reveals a gameplan that has been in force for a long time.  A disturbing bit is about the Catholic Church, particularly about the Divine Mercy service being usurped in Holland!  READ MORE – The entire article concerning the Green Virgin.


The Dirt…

A phrase bothered me in a report from Vatican News about soil brought into the Vatican Garden tree planting ceremony where we first saw Pachamama. The phrase was “sustainable development projects around the world.” It seemed an odd phrase considering the dire descriptions for the rest of the dirt. I had a feeling it was probably a clear message to someone.  The Vatican News report:

Signs and symbols

…Even the soil in which the tree was planted came steeped in significance. There was soil from the Amazon, celebrating the wealth of the bioregion’s cultures and traditions; earth from India, representing countries most vulnerable to the climate crisis, where droughts and floods leave millions devastated; soil representing refugees and migrants, forced to leave their homes because of war, poverty, and ecological devastation. There was earth from places of human trafficking, and from sustainable development projects around the world. And there was more soil from the Amazon, earth bathed in the blood of those who have died fighting against its destruction.

My question was answered while reading The Green Virgin post:

For twenty years illuminated Americans have been rebuilding communities to fit into a communitarian wholistic system of law. For over a hundred years they’ve been teaching their own Book of Revelations that would manifest as the Ecozeric Era. In 2012, the entire globe is prepared to bow before the “rights” of Pachamama, although they’ll do it under the uplifting guise of benign sounding phrases like holistic sustainable community revitalization. Sustainable development and sustainability influence today’s urban planners. ..”

“Sustainable developments” was written about in the piece on the Green Virgin-Pachamama. It is tied in with the eco-religion theology.  It is one of their code words. Perhaps bringing in the soil and including it in the Vatican News gave a message to fellow communitarians.  To them, the worship of the Pachamama Idols in the Vatican Garden would be quite a victory.  I don’t know what other religions are calling this “illumination,” but I call it an attempt to usurp the Catholic faith.  The most disturbing news is that it is coming from the pope down through the hierarchy.  We seem to have here the doctrine of demons theologians and laypeople have wondered about through the ages.  And for the past three weeks, Catholics have witnessed the rotten fruit of years of planning to bring this false eco-theology to Rome.


Dirt Worth Mentioning

“Who will stand up for me against evildoers? Who will take his stand for me against those who do wickedness?”
~ Psalm 94:16

 

I wonder if there was one priest anywhere who read the first reading at Sunday Mass on October 13th and had enough courage to denounce the pagan ceremony that took place planting a tree with strange soil in the Vatican Garden the week before.  The reading came from 2Kings 5, about Elijah and Naaman, the Commander of the Army of the King of Syria. (2Kings 5:14-17)

 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”

 But he said, “As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

 So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.

Naaman took the dirt from God’s Land because it was Holy ground, and he knew he was returning to a land that worshipped idols.  In the next verse.  He asks for forgiveness ahead of the time when he must accompany his King!

Every bit of earth brought into the Vatican Garden had significance to those involved in the pagan rituals taking place.  If you read the words of the former witchdoctor’s grandson in an article posted on Lifesite News, you’ll find it gives you pause for thought.  Guileless Christians don’t function this way, but diabolic spirits attached to fallen Christians do.


WHO WILL STAND FOR ME?

Faithful Catholics throughout the world are asking the words of Psalm 94:16 in their prayers to God in this hour.  We are praying for our priests, but we wonder. Who will stand up for us against evildoers?  Who will take his stand for us against those who do wickedness?  Who?

Dear Faithful Ones,

Be sure to read the full scripture in Psalm 94!  We have an answer…”When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.

God bless you always,

Nancy M.


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Idol Tossed Into the Tiber

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen” (1 Jn 5:21).

 

I was beginning to write a post when I open my email and found this update from Rome. Someone, hopefully, a faithful Catholic member, in Rome, Italy collected Earth Mother idols and threw them into the Tiber.

 

The headline was:

Breaking: Amazon Synod Pachamama Idols Thrown into Tiber River in Rome

Breaking news from Rome, everyone: Some courageous soul has decided there’s been enough dialogue and bridge building and it’s now time for some action: The disgusting Pachamama idols that had popped up in the church of Santa Maria in Traspontina and that Francis had blessed in the Vatican Gardens on Oct. 4 in connection with the ongoing Amazon Synod, have been removed by an as-yet-unidentified individual and cast into the Tiber river.

The full article HERE.

This article comes from Norvous Ordo Watch, which allows me to update those who are newly awakened to the tremendous upheaval among faithful Catholics to what the terms “Norvous Ordo” and “Sedevacantist” mean.  As I’ve said in earlier posts, faithful Catholics in transition seem to be either conservative, traditional, or sedevacantis. Sedevacantis have entirely disengaged from Rome and consider the last valid pope to be Pope Pius XII, who died in 1958. From the About page:

“Indeed, we believe that the Throne of St. Peter has been vacant (empty) since the passing of Pius XII, although we acknowledge as a possibility that a true Pope was elected at some point after Pius XII and then impeded from exercising his papacy.”

 

While sedevacantist means “the seat of the pope is vacant,” norvous ordo means “new order.” The term applies to the new Mass, which stemmed from Vatican II and to sedevacantists, extends to the Roman Church since the same time.

“Since then, true Catholics who have kept the Faith handed down to us unadulterated from Pope St. Peter until Pope Pius XII, have come to label the entire new religion this “Mass” expresses as “Novus Ordo”, and hence we refer to it as the “Novus Ordo religion” and its worldwide establishment headquartered in the Vatican as the “Novus Ordo Church”.”

Until Pope Benedict XVI‎ reinstated the Latin Mass within the Church, many seeking the traditional Mass looked outside of diocesan churches to find one.  Some considered themselves to be traditional Catholics and remained part of the current Church.  Others chose to totally disconnect from today’s Church as we know it.  Here is the link:  About Norvous Ordo Watch


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Surviving Spiritual Combat

You have rescued me,
O God who keeps His promises,
I worship only You, how You hate those
who worship idols those imitation gods.
~King David, Psalm 31:6

 

The Spiritual Combat Zone

 

The final words of my last post about Francis’ failure to personally refute denying the divinity of Jesus Christ were:

 “We have only the bland statement issued from the Vatican Press office after every Scalarari article that turns Catholic faithful upside down.

 

Recently, I listened to Christian music on IHeart Radio.  A song entitled Rescue came on and caught my attention. I located it online and listened to the lyrics a number of times.  Listening, I thought about writing a post to faithful Catholics in the early stages of spiritual suffering. Good people are coming to grips with uncomfortable truths, watching the integrity of Catholic hierarchy evaporate before their eyes.  For many, this causes spiritual turmoil.

There was a time when I struggled with tremendous spiritual turmoil.  I had breast cancer and reached out to similar victims with a blog called Grace with Cancer. A song which began a process of turning around my downward spiritual spiral was posted there.  I came across this old post shortly after listening to Rescue’s lyrics.  I don’t know how the old post popped up, but I do know listening to that old song of Christian encouragement reminded me of what returning to Scriptural basics can accomplish.

Rescue

Praise and worship music begin my devotion time. It clears the atmosphere. Take a few minutes to enjoy the beautiful song and lyrics Lauren Daigle sings in Resue.  Scroll down and read while you listen.  In a sense, the lyrics recall the Lord’s promise of victory to embattled Catholic faithful.

 

Lauren Daigle’s lyrics remind me of spiritual battle.  On Catholic Exchange, Stephen Beale wrote concerning (the Book of) Revelation is a Call to Battle:

Stephen wrote about Catholics seeing Revelation as a call to spiritual battle; Lauren wrote lyrics about Christians amid a spiritual battle. What if I write an open letter from the One who dictated Revelation to John in his time to Catholics in our time concerning preparing for spiritual battle. What might it say? Here goes…

The atmosphere surrounding you can teach you

 

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
~St. Paul, Ephesians 6:12

 

Beloved and Faithful Ones,

There is no doubt you are in the midst of a spiritual combat zone.  American Catholics were devastated by last summer’s revelations of the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clerics, as revealed by the State of Pennsylvania. You were stunned by Archbishop Vigano’s expose of the Lavender Mafia.  Fourteen months later, no one has stepped forward to prove it is anything but true. Right before the Amazon Synod, financial corruption to the tune of millions of dollars became apparent when the Vatican Guard took the financial records from the office of the Secretariat of State. Pagan idols appeared in the Vatican Gardens and beyond in Rome. The Pope does not personally deny the scandalous report of his conversation, denying the divinity of Christ.

Mother Earth – Pachamama – idol in St. Peter Cathedral, Rome

Spiritual Reality: the Enemy of your souls is running all over you through “feet on the ground” via members of the Catholic clergy from the top down.

It is startling to see idol worship in the Vatican Garden and again inside St. Peter, where the pope and entourage pay homage to the horrible Earth Mother idol. It is painful to learn the top cardinal, the man next to the pope until last summer, is implicated in the Vatican financial corruption scandal. It is horrific to read today from the Vatican News Agency that the Vatican is promoting an electronic smart-rosary available for $109. A most outrageous ecological-Liberation Theology blurb prefaced the release. In part:

“In a world of indifference and in the face of so many injustices, poverty, elementary rights denied, praying for peace in the world means reconciling ourselves in our daily relationships, with the poorest, with the stranger, with different cultures and spiritual and religious traditions, but also with our land, our forests, our rivers and oceans.”

The one behind all of this is taking a hint from the indigenous people of the Amazon who mask demons behind the Saints by using the holy rosary, a true Catholic devotion, as a vehicle to mask a radical environmentalist/Marxist agenda. There is an option for rosary themes including Laudato Si, migrants, and refugees! They focus on sales to young people.

St. Paul taught in Ephesians 6:12, “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.” Understanding this spiritual principle does not take away personal responsibility from those who are so obviously corrupting the faith. Spiritual wellbeing means choosing to forgive those who are against you. However, you do not trust or follow an evil army.

 

Clearing the Atmosphere

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil… having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness…
~St. Paul, Ephesians 6:11,14

 

Nothing can clear the murky spiritual atmosphere fogging up your clear thinking faster than learning the truth about where you stand as Christians.  It worked for two disciples on the road to Emmaus immediately after the crucifixion.  They were in shock, devastated, at the brutal death.  Walking beside them without being recognized offered an opportunity to teach them the truths found in Moses and the Prophets.  Their comment to each other about this teaching on the road to Emmaus is a key for you now:

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

God’s truth revealed in the Holy Scriptures is ageless. 


Girding Yourselves with the Truth

James reminds:  who you are and how you became Christians:

“In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth,
so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.
~James 1:18

 

Faith in God is timeless; the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  The disciples walking to Emmaus were among the very first fruits.  You were ages away from becoming a twinkle in your parents’ eyes then, but prayers had gone up to the Father for you just a few days before in the Garden of Gethsemane. Along with the disciples, by an exercise of will, you were brought forth by the Word of truth:

“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
~ John 16:20-21

These words are beautiful.  In this instance, it is important you know the words prayed just prior.  Those words  “gird” you with truth for spiritual combat:

” I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.  As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.  And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.”
~ John 16:15-19


James continues to help clear the atmosphere and hands you the sword of the spirit, the word of God:

“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.”
~ James 1:21

A good example of  “receiving the word in humility” is the people of Nineveh’s reaction to Jonah when he landed on their shores from the belly of a whale.  He told them they had 40 days, or God would destroy them.  They put ashes on their heads, fasted and mourned before God to avert disaster.  (Jonah 3:1-10)

This past Monday throughout the Catholic world, faithful had an opportunity to read the Gospel of Luke and words repeating the Ninevites’ correct response to the Father’s warning through His servant Noah. The words in Luke were also preached in Matthew.  Once recorded to a crowd of listeners; another recorded to scribes and Pharisees- priests.  Some faithful are already answering the words of James, and Noah, by praying and fasting for the filthiness and overflow of wickedness from Rome reaching the universal Church to be cast down.  However, to those who are not, remember the words from this past Monday:

“The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.” (Luke 11:32)

 

 


…and his name was called the Word of God
~Revelation 19:13

 

Sister Faustina writes in her diary about a very distinct vision that can well describe the results of faithless shepherds leading trusting,  guileless sheep:

 

“…I saw two roads. One was broad, covered with sand and flowers, full of joy, music, and all sorts of pleasures. People were walking along it, dancing and enjoying themselves. They reached the end without realizing it. And at the end of the road, there was a horrible precipice; that is, the abyss of hell. The souls fell blindly into it; as they walked, so they fell. And their number was so great that it was impossible to count them. And I saw the other road, or rather, a path, for it, was narrow and strewn with thorns and rocks; and the people who walked along it had tears in their eyes, and all kinds of suffering befell them. Some fell down upon the rocks, but stood up immediately and went on. At the end of the road there was a magnificent garden filled with all sorts of happiness, and all these souls entered there. At the very first instant they forgot all their sufferings” (Diary, 153).

~Fragments from The Diary of St. Sr. Faustina

 


Beloved and Faithful Ones,

Thomas once said, “Lord, we do not know where you are going, and how can we know the way?” (John 14:5)

The hour had not come for the Church to become organized, but I gave them the same instructions that will carry you through this present turmoil:

 

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:15-18)

 


But hold fast what you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—

‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—as I also have received from My Father; I will give him the morning star.

 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’

To the Corrupt Church – The Church of Thyatira ~ Revelation 2:25-29


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Bergoglio declares to Scalafari: “I am the proof … that Jesus Christ was not God at all!”

 

Bergoglio declares to Scalafari: “I am the proof … that Jesus Christ was not God at all!”  – From Rome Blog

I first read this post on the blog From Rome at about 8 in the morning the day the article first hit the press in Rome.  I was horrified and disheartened, like Catholics around the world.  Later in the day, I checked online to find the story had been picked up all over the world.  Being an observant Catholic, I began to read different articles, watch various videos, and listen to podcasts.  No matter your thoughts on Francis, we are all witness to one fact. He personally is not denying his friend’s news article. This blog originates from Rome, and much can be gleaned from the website. They do not agree with the Sedevacantist point of view, but it is surprising to learn the difference! In Rome the talk was already about, could it be possible that the current pope was not valid, and Benedict is actually still on the seat of Peter?  From Rome is the best site I have found to understand that argument from a Catholic worldview.

via Bergoglio declares to Scalafari: “I am the proof … that Jesus Christ was not God at all!”

I double-checked.  As of 4PM, Sunday, there is still no denial directly from Pope Francis. We have only the bland statement issued from the Vatican Press office after every Scalarari article that turns faithful Catholics upside down.

Call a Spade a Spade, Paganism – Paganism

 

2113 Idolatry not only refers to false pagan worship. It remains a constant temptation to faith. Idolatry consists in divinizing what is not God. Man commits idolatry whenever he honors and reveres a creature in place of God, whether this be gods or demons (for example, satanism)
The Catechism of the Catholic Church

 


 

Watching the Pope wielding a spade in the Vatican Gardens while hosting a pagan ritual, leads me to think it is time to call a spade a spade, and paganism – paganism.  Let us not be deceived into thinking this pope and his cabal are unaware of what was launched against faithful Catholics in the past week – including the opening ceremony of the Amazon Synod.

Quick Refresher – Catechism of the Catholic Church

This quick refresher of what the Catholic Church really believes about what we are witnessing in Rome can keep us protected in the coming days. We can also remember what St. Paul told us in Ephesians 6:12. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Idolatry

2112 The first commandment condemns polytheism. It requires man neither to believe in nor to venerate, other divinities than the one true God. Scripture constantly recalls this rejection of “idols, [of] silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.” These empty idols make their worshippers empty: “Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them.” 42 God, however, is the “living God” 43 who gives life and intervenes in history.

Pachamama idol in Vatican Gardens

2113 Idolatry not only refers to false pagan worship. It remains a constant temptation to faith. Idolatry consists in divinizing what is not God. Man commits idolatry whenever he honors and reveres a creature in place of God, whether this be gods or demons (for example, satanism), power, pleasure, race, ancestors, the state, money, etc. Jesus says, “You cannot serve God and mammon.” 44 Many martyrs died for not adoring “the Beast” 45 refusing even to simulate such worship. Idolatry rejects the unique Lordship of God; it is therefore incompatible with communion with God. 46

2114 Human life finds its unity in the adoration of the one God. The commandment to worship the Lord alone integrates man and saves him from an endless disintegration. Idolatry is a perversion of man’s innate religious sense. An idolater is someone who “transfers his indestructible notion of God to anything other than God.” 47

(An accessible on-line Catechism and references for this passage can be found at https://www.kofc.org/en/catechism/index.html#)

 

Observations about Amazon Synod Opening Ceremony

Official word came from the Vatican press office explaining what was on the agenda for the opening.  In brief:

Worshipping the Pachamama (Earth Mother) idol in the Vatican Garden

Therefore, on 4 October, in the Vatican Gardens, in the presence of the Holy Father, the heads of the indigenous populations and representatives of the Church, a tree – a holm oak from Assisi – will be planted as a visible sign of integral ecology.

The event, organized by the Order of Friars Minor, the World Catholic Movement for Climate (GCCM) and REPAM (Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network) is intended to communicate the importance of the Season of Creation, since this is Pope Francis’ first visible gesture following his invitation to the Church worldwide to celebrate this period of prayer and more intense action for the benefit of the common home…

In the Vatican Gardens, a prayer of consecration of the Synod to the intercession of Saint Francis will be recited, in the hope that this process will lead to discernment of new ways for the Church and for an integral ecology in this key region for the world.

 

Unsuspecting Catholic faithful …

Little did unsuspecting Catholic faithful know what celebrating the “Season of Creation” in the Vatican Garden would entail. After viewing the ceremony, Catholic Monitor gave a report saying –

The meaning of the Vatican ritual was apparently a type of pagan fertility ceremony (the two indigenous pagan statues of naked pregnant women) as well as a ceremony for a witch doctor or shaman “to invoke… [pagan] animal spirits and helping spirits.”

…”Participants sang and held hands while dancing in a circle around the images. The dance resembled the pago a la tierra, a traditional offering to Mother Earth common among indigenous peoples in some parts of South America. No explanation was provided by the event organizers as to why the dance was performed for the feast of St. Francis or what it symbolized.”

I noticed in this link to the pago a la tierra that they bring in Shamans (a witch doctor or a witch) because they are exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to speaking with the Pachamama and the Apus, the spirits (aka demons) of the mountains.  It is obvious the Order of Friars Minor, World Catholic Movement for Climate (GCCM), and REPAM (a network of CATHOLIC churches), all members of the committee, totally disregard primary Catholic teaching. (See paragraph 2113 above from Catechism.) Their actions bring a Scripture to mind, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…” ~I Samuel 15:23

However, what should be concerning to observant Catholics is that according to a report on Crisis Magazine, this type of ritual is no surprise to the bishops coming from that area. Nor is this the first time no explanation is given for their participation and assent to it.  For example:

Another rite of “indigenous mysticism” took place at a pre-synodal meeting of bishops gathered around Cardinal Hummes’s group, the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM), which organized both the Vatican gardens ceremony and the synod. One commentator claimed that the synodal fathers “expect the [ceremonial] broth to be hot enough to ingest, in a kind of communion with the Pachamama.” In August, at another preparatory meeting for the synod, a Colombian shaman “blessed” the religious present. (In Crisis Magazine article)

Following the “One Commentator claimed” link above, I came across more of the story about not giving an explanation on the pagan celebration:

At the time, they gave no explanation about that celebration. Many naive people understood it as an “ecumenical opening” in relation to peoples still mired in pagan ignorance.

However, that “opening” is not really an “ecumenical” strategy to convert indigenous peoples, but precisely the opposite. It is about “converting” a growing number of members of the Catholic hierarchy to the worldview of “Pachamama” or “Mother Earth.”

The website where that comment is found is precious for concerned Catholics to visit to learn more about the real intent of the Amazon Synod.  It is published by Pan-Amazon Synod Watch, an international campaign of the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute (IPCO) and its sister organizations, the Societies for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) and related entities present in more than 30 countries. They constitute the broadest coalition of associations in defense of Christian civilization. I visited it for the first time several months ago, and the wealth of background information found there is fantastic.

 


Perverting the Faith

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It was initially said that the two idols (Pachamamas) facing each other were some type of enactment of the Visitation by the Blessed Mother to St. Elizabeth. Such a cruel mockery of the second of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.  What a crafty way to mask demonic entities behind Saints and ensnare those who are pure and have deep love and respect for the Mother of Our Saviour, Son of the One True God! Let us pray that guileless Catholics are not taken in by such deception.

There is an article on Lifesite News with an interview from a young man who is an ex-shaman’s grandson.  He was appalled when he saw a video of the Amazonian religious ceremony that took place in the Vatican last Friday. He recognized precisely what was happening and the real evil intent behind it. His insight is beyond the idols.  He takes the bishops to task for not evangelizing, yet his desire is for the Amazonian indigenous.  His hope is for them to accept salvation, just as his shaman grandfather accepted Christ.  Really interesting.

“I wish the indigenous people of the Amazon could hear something similar to what the indigenous Igorots heard from Pope John Paul II when he visited the Philippine Cordillera mountains in 1981,” Delson said.

“After mentioning each tribe, he expressed praise, appreciation, and compassion for our culture, he ended with ‘Yet in all this, the Church never forgets the primacy of her spiritual mission, remembering that her ultimate goal is to lead all men and women to eternal salvation in Christ’,” Delson recalled.


A summary of the links in this post:

Catechism of the Catholic Church – Idolatry

The Catholic Monitor – Was Francis’s Vatican Earth Goddess Ritual “Demonic” Santeria?

Ceremony of Pago a la Tierra 

Crisis Magazine – The Amazon Synod Has Begun, and Pandora’s Box Is Opened

“One Commentator claimed” link – PACHAMAMA WORSHIP AND COMBATING FREE ENTERPRISE

Pan-Amazon Synod Watch

” mask demonic entities behind Saints” link – Pachamama: Mother Earth

Lifesite News – Ex-shaman’s grandson on Vatican ‘pagan’ ritual: ‘I…couldnot believe my eyes’

Lifesite Podcast – An Outrage Either Way


There are so many excellent resources online.  You can find constant coverage of the Amazon Synod by visiting any of the links in the right margin of this post or anywhere on this site. If you find this information helpful, please share with your friends and family!

 

 

You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you ~Deuteronomy 6:14

 


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Mutual Enrichment via demon worship: Are you ready to choose a side yet?

Pass along!

non veni pacem

Today, paganism and demon worship took place inside the Vatican, and of course there is video. Presiding over the affair was antipope Bergoglio. The video is embedded in the first tweet below, and then there are some close-ups of the idols farther down.

But first, some advice from Saint Paul:

Wherefore, my dearly beloved, fly from the service of idols. I speak as to wise men: judge ye yourselves what I say. The chalice of benediction which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord? For we, being many, are one bread, one body: all that partake of one bread. Behold Israel according to the flesh. Are not they that eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? What then? Do I say that what is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?…

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Unmasking the Goat Among Sheep

 

A Stang is a witch/warlock’s ceremonial staff. -Ann Barnhardt Blog

 

When Francis Carried a Stang into Mass at Last Year’s Synod Opening Mass

 

“The Stang signifies several things, the first being a satan himself.”

I’m sharing this information for those hearing for the first time about the alarm that went up last year when the pope carried a stang into the opening Mass of the Synod in Rome. As I said in the first blog on this website, revelations of what is taking place in today’s Catholic Church have brought onered pill” after another.  One dose came last year just before the Synod on Youth and Family held in Rome. Two young Italians gave a stang to the pope in August. He met them at the Circo Massimo, where they gave him a stang and said they hoped he’d use it at the synod’s opening Mass.  I assumed, like many others, that he accepted the item to be polite.  However, when he showed up carrying it at the opening Mass, alarm bells started going off among the faithful. Browsing the web for a stang picture of the pope from last year, I found one attached to an article explaining the pagan link to the presenters. It was located on a favorite site for accurate information –  Abbyssum.org by Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Corpus Christi. Bishop Gracia led me to another Catholic resource – Ann Barnhardt.  Others before us, including Bishop Gracia, have been observing the antics of Bergolio closely for years and have drawn their own conclusions about his papacy. That is not the red pill I’m talking about in this post, The red pill I am talking about is satanic activity making its way into the Church.  Bishop Gracia shared Ann’s information on what identifies the giver of the stang as Wiccan:

Wiccan Stang Given to Antipope Bergoglio By Woman Wearing Wiccan Red String Bracelet

https://abyssum.org/2018/10/06/35289/


Ann Barnhard’s blog seems to be the one that first had in-depth identification of the stang as a pagan tool.  So many other faithful Catholics mentioned this post.  I’ll share a bit here, but take some time to read it.

One thing you’ll find as you begin to wade through the different resources I supply is that faithful Catholics come in various stages.  Fourteen months ago, we were more conservative, traditional, or sedevacantist.  Over the past year, changes among the faithful as they acquire more knowledge have been happening at a fantastic rate. I’ve been watching as conservative Catholics become more traditional, and traditional Catholics draw closer to the sedevacantist Catholics (those who believe the last true Pope was Pius XII) in the idea that the current seat of the pope is vacant. Some Traditional Catholics believe Francis is an anti-pope.  Others are drawing closer to the same conclusion daily.   We are one church – different clans!

Ann’s post:  Satanists Manifesting: Antipope Bergoglio Carries a Stang – the Ritual Staff of Witchcraft

A Stang is a witch/warlock’s ceremonial staff.  It is always forked, and always has an iron nail driven through it. Ideally, it has a human form carved or integrated into it somehow.  The Stang signifies several things, the first being a satan himself.  Read the quote below from a witchcraft blog:

“Gary describes the Stang as primarily a symbolic tool rather than a working one, and as such it stands in for the Devil himself, holding his power and his dual nature. The Devil and the Stang is often less about strict duality  and more about the transgressing of boundaries, The Devil being a spirit I often think of as non-binary and difficult to define in terms of absolutes.”


No one could imagine we would witness a pagan rite for the opening ceremony of this year’s synod. Perhaps last year’s pagan stang was just the beginning of Francis ushering in satanic rituals among the faithful flock of Christ.

 


“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left…These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” – Jesus (Matthew 25:31-32,46)