“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 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,
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