A Letter to Bruin Christian Fellowship Members of 1971
The following is a response by Father Joseph Dwight to an invitation by Bruin Christian Fellowship members to have a reunion during the summer of 2015. The members of this group of “BCFers” were together at UCLA (LA, California) from about the years 1970 to 1974.
Email to Rev. Joseph Dwight on February 22, 2015:
You may remember me from Hedrick Hall at UCLA. My wife, Annette, and I are organizing a Bruin Christian Fellowship reunion for this summer. I don't know whether you are presently in the U.S. or Italy, but would love to catch up on your many life's accomplishments to date. The very best of wishes for your mission and work.
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Email sent by Rev. Joseph Dwight on February 23, 2015:
I was happy to hear from you. From your short email, it seems all is going well for you and Annette. I do not plan to come back to the States. As you know well, we are not getting any younger, and for me it is not so easy anymore to travel. I am a parish priest here in Italy. I have been in Italy since 1983. I think I am beginning to loose some of my English. Give my best regards to Annette, and I hope she has not forgotten how to play ping pong!!! May God bless you.
Rev. Joseph Dwight
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Email to Rev. Joseph Dwight on February 23, 2015:
What a blessing to hear from you! We all remember you so fondly, including Annette who still has a scary Asian grip and mean slam! I bet your Italian must be almost stronger than English after all these years. Annette spent 3 summers in Italy and became decently proficient, although her Spanish is still stronger. We've spent half of the last 3 years in Peru, teaching natural approaches to healing and holistic prevention. This is a lot different from the pills and surgeries I pushed as a doc for many years. Tell me about your health. Hey, we're living in the age of modern communication. If we add a Skype segment to the reunion, would you like to say hello to the group? It's just a thought. Anyway, thanks for such sweet memories. And one last question, were you the one who informally introduced the two of us over a game of ping pong? If so, we are eternally grateful.
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Email sent by Rev. Joseph Dwight on March 24, 2015:
Dear John and Annette,
This period for me, before Easter, in full of commitments. But at least let us pray for each other. I think in these times it is very important to keep our eyes on the signs of the times so as to not be led astray by “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14)! So many today have closed their eyes to THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES, and have embraced the philosophy of life of “ignorance is bliss”? “YOU HYPOCRITES! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” (Lk 12:56; Mt 16:3; 24:51)!
Let us pray much for each other.
P.s. I do not have Skype, but I hope you succeed on organizing your get together.
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Email to Rev. Joseph Dwight on March 25, 2015:
Thanks for taking time to write during a very busy time. We appreciate your recommendation that we pray for one another and will join you. The thoughts about keeping our eyes open to the signs of the times, to resist deception (testing the spirits), to be about the Lord's work and prepared for His return parallel our thoughts. Thanks for your blessing on organizing our reunion
John & Annette.
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Email to Rev. Joseph Dwight on March 25, 2015:
How are you doing nowadays? …..
Joe, will you be able to come back to the U.S. West Coast for the reunion, or most likely not? Whatever you decide, I wish you, Joe, a very pleasant and rewarding year here.
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Email sent by Rev. Joseph Dwight on May 8, 2015:
Dear Fellow BCFers,
I want to thank you for the invitation to come to California for the reunion, but I have many commitments and work to do here in Italy.
If you have not yet been able to contact Ken Ogawa, a good friend of his and mine (UCLA graduate) is a lawyer in Palm Desert, Michael Cosgrove: 760-360-6137 (house phone), 760-340-6665 (office); email@example.com
I have had much to do in this period; I finally found some time to write to you.
I have fond memories of our weekly meetings in Hedrick Hall at UCLA. I remember the occasional early morning eruptions of the girls to invite the guys to breakfast. There was good fellowship.
I have been diligently following the “signs of the times” for many years now. I have posted a few of the articles on my main web site:
http://josephdwight.blogspot.com. I put the references of my most important articles at this web site as well as updates.
As I wrote to John Jackson last March 24th:
So many today have closed their eyes to THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES, and have embraced the philosophy of life of “ignorance is bliss”? “YOU HYPOCRITES! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” (Lk 12:56; Mt 16:3; 24:51)!
One of my first articles that I wrote more than 7 years ago is:
“Catholic Prophecy Today” (http://markbeast.blogspot.com).
I was born and raised a roman Catholic, but I too was searching during my college years; as the years have passed I have come to realize how important it is to persevere in seeking the truth, especial in the midst of much confusion today. Because as we believe, Jesus is “the way, the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6). Even if one does not know who Jesus is, but is sincerely seeking the truth, even though he might have to change his life and suffer for the Truth that he finds along his journey of life, he is really seeking Jesus even though he has not yet discovered the Truth in Person, Jesus Christ. If the person is sincere and perseveres, God will not delude this person in the end, but it will not be easy just as it was not easy for Jesus on the cross!
It has not been easy for me in seeking the truth and in persevering to live the truth in a continual journey toward the Truth Who is Jesus Christ. My brother Pat said that we came from a dysfunctional family. Visit my article: “The Death of My Brother” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2012/12/the-death-of-my-brother.html).
Some of you knew that I went to daily Mass at the UCLA Newman center, a habit I got from my parents, even though I did not understand fully what the Catholic Mass was; many of my Catholic friends left the Catholic faith during the college years. Often one looses the faith due to making compromises with the truth which leads to more and more spiritual blindness with each compromise. There was a rather great crisis in the Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council in the 60’s. Attending Bible studies with you, the BCFers, I also began to appreciate my Catholic Mass more as I realized that at every Mass there is Scripture readings and a meditation and much more.
I do not think I would be able to share, or at least explain adequately with you my most important discoveries or insights after years of following the signs of our times because I do not think that we will be in agreement about what are the greatest treasures that Jesus Christ left us here on earth before ascending to heaven. Thus we would not be in agreement about the most important targets of Satan to destroy in particular in this period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21).
Even though I do not think that we will be in agreement in many things, I will offer you a few of my thoughts and conclusions and thus predictions of what I believe we will very soon witness.
Jesus Christ could have founded His Church on 12 perfect angels from heaven, but in His infinite wisdom, He founded His Church with 12 sinners called apostles. I think this is one of the fundamental tests that God puts before all of us, to seek the truth and the “pearl of great price” (Mt 13:46), even though very often it is covered or surrounded by filth and dirt and scandals. Peter was not born a saint! At the beginning of his walk with Jesus, Peter denied Christ three times and did many other things not very virtuous which are recounted in the Gospels, especially the Gospel of Mark. But Peter persevered to the end to arrive even to the Christian maturity of dying for Jesus as Jesus died for us.
Even though there is but one God, one Jesus Christ and one Bible, there are over 30,000 independent protestant groups in the USA alone which interpret many verses of the Bible in different and contradictory ways. Jesus; Who is the Truth (Jn 14:6) and tells us “The Truth will make you free!” (Jn 8:32), offers to those of good will who are willing to seek the truth outside of their own heads, a reliable authority on earth even though it is made up of sinners like you and me.
When Jesus told us “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” (Jn 6:53), He was not referring to a symbol, otherwise many of His disciples would not have drawn back and no longer go about with Him (Jn 6:66). I wonder if this verse number is a coincidence, 666?
As you know, before the second coming of Jesus Christ “that day will not come, unless THE REBELLION (APOSTASY) COMES FIRST, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God” (2Thess 2:3-4). Satan has already gently drawn a great number into the apostasy of relativism in this period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21)!
Many Freemasons have infiltrated the Catholic Church, their main primary target is to destroy the Catholic Church; I think that this year there will be initiated the greatest schism in the 2000 year history of the Catholic Church, probably in October at the Synod on the Family.
“Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14). Many bishops and priests in the Catholic Church have been seduced and have forgotten that the Church is the handmaid of the Truth, not the Author of the Truth. Few people are praying today, and without prayer, it is impossible to live the Gospel and the 10 Commandments as God intends. Thus many “traitors” within the Catholic Church, with great responsibility and full of pride, offer a Christianity without the cross which will lead to the perdition of a very great number of souls. This will be done with beautiful words and slogans, with false mercy, false love, false ecumenism, misguided compassion, etc.
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Mt 10:16). Many are happy to be innocent as doves, but few today are willing to do the harder part, to be wise as serpents!
The prince of the world, Satan (Jn 12:31; 14:30), spreads many lies (Jn 8:44). The world believes that heaven (if it exists according to so many relativists today) is automatic. But the truth is that hell is automatic; to get to heaven one must truly struggle to discover the uncomfortable Truth on the cross, and live the Truth, with much prayer!
When Pope Paul VI issued his prophetic encyclical, “HUMANAE VITAE” (1968), regarding the sinfulness of contraception, there was an incredible negative reaction not only on the part of the Catholic laity who wanted to enjoy the pleasures of sex without any responsibility or openness to life by using artificial birth control, but even on the part of a great number of priests and bishops, even entire Episcopal conferences (e.g., the ‘Winnipeg Statement’ of the Canadian Bishops)! BEFORE 1930 ALL MAINLINE PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS WERE IN ACCORD WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH that the use of artificial birth control was a grave evil and a serious sin. When the Anglican Church changed its stance in 1930 (Lambeth Conference) the other protestants churches quickly followed suit while Pope Pius XI reaffirmed the Church’s constant teaching on this grave evil in his encyclical Casti Cannubii (1930).
WHEN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH FIRST APPROVED THE USE OF CONTRACEPTION IN 1930 IT WAS ONLY FOR SERIOUS REASONS and only for married people who have been generous for life. However, by providing an opening for contraception, the qualifying phrase “for serious reason” was quickly ignored. Subsequently the use of contraception was viewed as virtuous behavior, and even the silent holocaust of abortion has become a private ethical choice of birth control. The unborn, unwanted babies no longer have any legal protection; they are now ripped to pieces after they are brutally murdered. BABIES DO NOT CHOOSE TO DIE! IS THIS NOT A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE SLIPPERY SLOP? The former Hippocratic oath for health care workers read: “I will administer no abortafacient to a pregnant woman.” The original Hippocratic oath acknowledged that abortion was a form of doing violence not only to the child but to the woman as well. Read also: “CONTRACEPTION: WHY NOT?”. Janet Smith explains why the Catholic Church keeps insisting, in the face of the opposite position held by most of the rest of the modern world, that contraception is one of the worst inventions of our time. (http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/sexuality/se0002.html).
As soon as we do not see life as a precious gift but only as a convenience to ourselves, our society quickly sinks into the chaos of hell in the culture of death! When everything totally crashes and there is great suffering and confusion, the great majority will wander why! We are so blind to our fundamental egoism, pride, sloth and lack of charity which causes the catastrophe! Visit: “Prophecies of Humanae Vitae” (http://pop.org/201003231196/prophecies-of-humanae-vitae).
Behold the agenda of the angel of light who “disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14)! Step by step – pornography, artificial birth control, abortion, euthanasia, gay unions – toward the culture of death! Behold the agenda of the angel of light working in the Church.
Satan knows very well the principle of the slippery slope, slowly. The Gay activists after the “War Conference” in Warrenton, Virginia (February 1988), and then the book "After the Ball (1989), programmed very well how to brainwash and manipulate the American public to loose the sense of grave sin in the act of homosexuality. Visit the section: “37. The Astounding Impact of the Ruthless Manipulation of Militant Gay Activists!” (“Catholic Prophecy Today”; http://markbeast.blogspot.com). Over a hundred years ago the homosexual act was considered Sodomy and it was identified as an act. It still is Sodomy. It was referred to as the homosexual act. But in the 1960’s it was then conditioned. The condition of homosexuality was redefined as a condition rather than an act. It did not change, it was just redefined. What really happened here was while you can criticize an act and you can even say it is a criminal act, how do you criticize a condition that someone suffers with? How can you criticize the act that one commits who has this regrettable condition! “Can’t you be more compassionate?!?” AND THEN FROM THE CONDITION WE NOW HAVE AN IDENTITY. We now have the governments of the richer countries in the world promoting homosexuality; how easy we forget that the principle sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was the act of homosexuality, called in the past “sodomy”, and that “the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire …” (Gen 19:24)!
This is not a new technique. In 1970, the CALIFORNIA MEDICAL JOURNAL released an article how abortion would be a very lucrative business; it was admitted in the article that indeed that if this were to be presented to the American population it would never fly because the American population would never permit the killing of a child in the womb. It was admitted in the article that everyone knows that life begins at the moment of conception. So they had to change the language; they had to change the way in which people refer to the child in the womb; they had to begin to depersonalize the child. (“Recycling Wrongs: All Over Again”; http://lawreview.vermontlaw.edu/articles/v32/3/short.pdf; http://www.all-creatures.org/murti/pub-thelib-01.html; http://www.prolifecare.com/holyinnocents/evidence.html).
In order to change those concepts you have to obfuscate, you have to change terminology, you have to change language, you have to rationalize, you have to make something abstract which God makes very clear.
“Positivism” sounds like something nice and reasonable, to adapt the laws for our new times and needs. But the incredible deception is that the elected government officials and the appointed judges apply positivism individually like little dictators without letting the citizens vote on changing the laws for our new times and needs. Our founding fathers, having suffered under tyrannical governments and having seen the folly of the French Revolution, knew very well that the best constitution in the world will crumble if the citizens loose their faith and morals.
THE FUNDAMENTAL BATTLE OF ALL TIMES is who establishes the truth, God or the world, God or Satan, God or each person? This battle will increase even more in the next few years before the second coming or Jesus Christ. Lucifer said, I am God, I decide the Truth, and Saint Michael the Archangel replied with his name: “Who is like unto God?” Original Sin was the same deception: “But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil".” Many modern philosophers led us into the “COPERNICAN REVOLUTION” of not seeking anymore reality and the truth outside of ourselves by way of our five senses but inside of ourselves, as if each one of us “will be like God”. “Abandoning the investigation of being, modern philosophical research has concentrated instead upon human knowing. …” (No. 5; Encyclical Letter: Fides et Ratio; John Paul II; 09-14-1998). In this fierce and underhanded battle, it is very important to be “wise as serpents” and not just “innocent as doves” (Mt 10:16)!
To read more, visit my article: “Who Decides The Truth?” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/06/who-decides-truth.html).
On “The World Over April 9, 2010: George Weigel & Frank Cottrell Boyce” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NUgaRrHj8k), George Weigel said: “Christianity, and specifically the Catholic Church, is the last obstacle still standing on the chess board to a sweep of the board by the forces of what Pope Benedict called the dictatorship of relativism. The marriage question is engaged here, life issues are engaged here. This is all of a piece…”
I wrote in the introduction of my article “The FALSE POPE - Saint Hildegard” (March 2013, after the resignation of Pope Benedict; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/02/resignation-of-pope-benedict.html):
“The Pope, has been so ignored, disobeyed and despised in the last 50 years not only by the left side of the spectrum (ignore or disobey) but also by the right side of the spectrum (prideful rebellion). I think that this vacancy (while a “Judas Iscariot” will be in control of the Vatican) will be a great just punishment not only for the whole Church but for the whole world. The world which is intrinsically connected with all of creation, goes forward or backward depending on the behavior and choices of those who have received much more responsibility from God in this “cosmic battle” (as Pope John Paul II put it), the lay Catholics, the priests and the bishops of the One True Church, the Catholic Church! Pope Paul VI was so devastated by the reaction to Humanae Vitae that he said, referring to the situation in the Church, “FROM SOME CREVICE, THE SMOKE OF SATAN HAS ENTERED THE TEMPLE OF GOD” (June 29, 1972); Pope Paul VI did not write another encyclical after Humanae Vitae (1968)!
Several months after I published this article, I discovered for the first time the “Prophecy of Saint Francis” of Assisi (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/11/prophecy-st-francis.html):
2. The power of the demons will be greater than usual, the immaculate purity of our religious community and of others, will withered to the point that very few Christians will want to obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with a sincere heart and perfect charity. At the decisive moment of this crisis, a personage not canonically elected, raised to the Pontificate, will endeavor to administer shrewdly to many the mortal poison of his error.
7. Some preachers will keep silent about the truth and, denying the truth, they will trample upon the truth. The sanctity of life will be held in derision by those who only profess it outwardly, and for this reason Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a worthy Pastor, but a destroyer.
THE SITUATION TODAY IS SIMILAR TO CHILDREN WITH PARENTS WHO DO NOT PRAY and have nothing to do with God, but even so, the children must save themselves. But at the same time they must maintain humility and thus respect for their parents, which is not easy. If the children do not do this, they end up doing as so many other youth today who rebel against their parents and all authority, as in the French Revolution, and they end up worse. In the past the rebellious children left the house of their parents, and afterwards, some of them discovered how difficult it is to maintain a house and they matured even to the point of having gratitude for their parents and for God Who gave them everything they have.
In a real sense, the protestant reformers threw out their parents over 400 years ago, and thus they deprived their followers of the guidance of the one true Church, as well as the very powerful sources of grace from the sacraments, in particular, the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. But at least the protestants of 400 years ago left the Catholic Church. The protestants in the Catholic Church in the last 60 or 70 years have changed their strategy, guided by the “father of lies” (Jn 8:44) so as to take over the Catholic Church and change the doctrines of the Catholic Church so as to offer a Christianity without the cross which does not lead to heaven where there dwells the eternal Truth!
In the last decades, the rebellious children in the Catholic Church have thrown out the parents; that is they have sought to subvert and take over the Catholic Church from within, similar to the more dangerous development of communism (socialism) beginning with Antonio Gramsci, as we see now in full bloom in the USA under the Obama administration. With the help of the puppets of the prince of the world, Satan, in particular the many groups under the Freemasons, these puppets of Satan have taken control of the motors of the culture – the mass media, the schools, the religious institutions – in order to brainwash the societies in the direction of socialism, secularism, relativism, in other words, “the culture of death”.
Read “The Masonic Plan For The Destruction Of The Catholic Church” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/11/masonic-plan.html).
The devil plays the same game of distractions, of diversion regarding the Church, disseminating slander and lies; he shows us only the sinners in the Church and in the history of the Church – the scandals of some priests, the false presentation of the crusades – so that the people do not arrive at the content, that is, God has given us a guide, a Church made up of sinners, not by perfect angels from heaven, as the critics believe to be! One of the fundamental trials for each one of us is to seek out and find the pearl of great price (Mt 13:46), the “hidden treasure” (Mt 13:44) inside the Church, not withstanding all the filth around that pearl, that treasure, that diamond inside the box often covered with the excrements of the sinners and of the scandals! The sects and many protestants believe to be better, more perfect, and thus have refused the true Church and have lost the fullness of the means of sanctification, the sacraments and especially the Eucharist, and the fullness of the truth with the guidance of the Magisterium of the Church made up of fragile and weak men, but guided and protected by the Holy Spirit until the end of time (Mt 16:18). One of the strongest proofs that the Catholic Church is the true Church is precisely this, that notwithstanding all the negative things outside and inside the Church, she is still here on the earth after 2000 years, with the Truth that does not change! How else could Jesus assure us that “the Truth shall set you free” (Jn 8:32), or “I am the Truth” (Jn 14:6)?!? It is very important to study the true history! Only God could do this miracle. When Napoleon Bonaparte said to a cardinal that he will destroy the Church, the cardinal responded: “If we bishops have not succeeded in destroying the Church in 1900 years, how do you think you can do it?” The Mass is valid even if the priest is a great sinner and in the state of mortal sin. But the people, again, look at the exterior, and many do not go to the Mass of that priest, even though in that Mass the bread and wine become the Body and the Blood of Jesus Christ, while the poor priest, not repentant, commits a personal sacrilege! When Saint Francis of Assisi met a scandalous priest, he did not reprimand that priest as the people expected, but he knelt down before that poor priest, kissed his hands, and said to the people around him that from these hands I receive my Lord in the Eucharist and the pardon of my sins”! After this, that poor priest sent away the women in his house and converted with much penance.
Dear fellow BCFers, I truly believe we have arrived to these prophecies! I asked a couple of priests in my diocese recently what would they do if Pope Francis approves everything that Cardinal Kasper says? If it will be approved officially, that is by the pope, in October of this year, what Cardinal Kasper promotes, that is to be able to have sex outside of marriage without any obligation to do or live what we as Catholics say in the “Act of Contrition”: “I promise with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin”, then we have arrived to these prophecies! In the last two years, under the reign of Pope Francis, many bishops, cardinals and priests, who want to change the 10 Commandments to please the people, a Christianity without the cross, have been promoted by Pope Francis, and those bishops who say that you cannot change the 10 Commandments and must take up your cross with Christ were sent away by Pope Francis! A book that five of these loyal cardinals to the immutable Truth, which explained that you cannot change the Truth, because the Truth is God (“Remaining in the Truth of Christ”) was not allowed into the preparation for the Synod on the Family last October 2014 (http://wdtprs.com/blog/2014/10/action-item-book-from-5-cardinals-in-defense-of-marriage-and-tradition/; http://wdtprs.com/blog/2015/02/five-cardinals-book-stolen-from-participants-mailboxes-at-last-years-synod-on-family/; http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-burke-media-hijacking-synod-on-the-family-79760/; https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/synods-chief-organizer-blocked-book-by-top-cardinals-defending-churchs-marr).
If this changing of the laws of God is approved officially in October of this year in the Catholic Church, then we have arrived to the great prophecies of Mt 24, Lk 21, Mk 13, Rev 13, Dan 12, Ezek (etc.) and of many saints, that is, the manifestation of the false prophet, the second beast, the false pope, which will be the precursor of the first beast, the Antichrist!
The Servant of God, ARCHBISHOP FULTON SHEEN, a famous Catholic preacher on TV 60-70 years ago in the USA, said: “The False Prophet will have a religion without a cross. A religion without a world to come. A religion to destroy religions. There will be a counterfeit church. Christ’s Church will be one. And the False Prophet will create the other. The false church will be worldly, ecumenical (false), and global. It will be a loose federation of churches, religions forming some type of global association, a world parliament of churches. It will be emptied of all divine content and will be the mystical body of the antichrist. The Mystical Body on earth today will have its Judas Iscariot and he will be the false prophet. SATAN WILL RECRUIT HIM FROM AMONG OUR BISHOPS.”
If it is accepted that a group of bishops can change, by way of voting, a doctrine of the Church, a Commandment of God, there is made a fundamental change in which one then believes that the law or the truth is no longer established by God but by men. At that point the door is opened to change any other commandment and then afterwards the sacraments so as to render them invalid and thus void of grace. Satan has worked very hard in the last several centuries, and in particular in the last 50 years, to prepare the people, especially Christians, to enter into relativism which puts man as the arbiter of Truth, as I wrote about in my article “Who Decides The Truth?” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/06/who-decides-truth.html). This is the slippery slope which we saw in 1930 regarding contraception, but this time there will be no “obstacle still standing on the chess board” of the world to stop the forces of “the dictatorship of relativism”!
A similar fundamental change of who decides the truth happened in the Church of England’s General Synod in 1992 (https://ordinariateportal.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/fr-peter-geldard-journey-home/).
If you might be interested in understanding a little more how Satan viciously, but underhandedly and in a very hidden way, attacks and seeks to destroy the Catholic Mass within the Catholic Church, you might visit my article: “The Neocatecumenal Mass” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2015/02/the-neocatecumenal-mass.html).
I believe, as many other Christians do also, that the Body of Christ, the Church, will pass through in a similar way the stages of life that Christ passed through. I believe that we are already in the passion of Christ; very soon we, the Church, will be on the cross and the few loyal Christians remaining in this period will cry out with Jesus on the Cross: “My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mt 27:46; Mk 15:34; Rev 13:7; Ps 22:1).
It was interesting that Pope Benedict XVI invited CARDINAL BIFFI TO OFFER THE ANNUAL LENTEN RETREAT FOR THE POPE and the top members of the Vatican (Feb. 27, 2007). The cardinal speaks often on the theme of the Antichrist. The Times of London reported in 2004 that the Cardinal described the Antichrist as “walking among us”. “Days will come in Christianity in which they will try to reduce the salvific event to a mere series of values.” It is a key passage in the last work of Vladimir Soloviev, “Tale of the Antichrist”, at the center of Cardinal Giacomo Biffi’s reflections. The Russian philosopher, who died in the year 1900 with great acumen, had prophesied the tragedies of the 20th century. In the “Tale of the Antichrist”, recalled the cardinal, “THE ANTICHRIST PRESENTS HIMSELF AS PACIFIST, ECOLOGIST AND ECUMENIST. He will convoke an ecumenical council and will seek the consensus of all the Christian confessions, granting something to each one. The masses will follow him, with the exception of small groups of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants who will resist and will say to the Antichrist: ‘You give us everything, except what interests us, Jesus Christ’.” For Cardinal Biffi, this narrative is a warning: “Today, in fact, we run the risk of having a Christianity which puts aside Jesus with his cross and resurrection.”
The false prophet, the false pope, will seek to form a One World Religion, by way of false ecumenism which will result in the reductionism to the lowest common denominator, forfeiting our most precious means of sanctification and the fullness of truth in the name of “love” and “mercy” and “ecumenism”!?! Precisely now, more than every before, the world needs these “means of sanctification”, found in the Church founded by Jesus Christ, and the guidance of the infallible Magisterium of the Church! The Truth, Who is Jesus (Jn 14:6), does not change with the world or with the times! Pope Francis is seeking to lead many protestant pastors toward Rome, through some type of “ecumenism”, such as Pastor Kenneth Copeland, Pastor Tony Palmer, and many other important protestant pastors. True and proper ecumenism respects the beliefs of each religion without asking or covertly manipulating any religious group to put aside any of their beliefs. False ecumenism leads us to the reduction to the lowest common denominator of all the religions, to forfeit our spiritual defenses and weapons against the forces of evil. In the name of (false) love, in the name of (false) mercy, in the name of (false) ecumenism, the Catholics are lead to be deprived of their greatest treasures of grace and truth, which are precisely the most powerful means of salvation for us, for the others and, in effect, for the whole world! In this way one goes ever more toward mediocrity seeking to receive and to please everyone, with compromises after compromises, to the point of loosing just about all the true values of Jesus Christ as well as the authentic sources of grace through Jesus Christ. The founder of Christendom College (USA), Dr. Warren Carroll, wrote that ecumenism is important but properly understood is “not an ecumenism in which you would abandon convictions in truth which would be superficial and meaningless agreements, but developing an ecumenism built solidly on real conviction and truth.”
Dear BCFers, be aware of the false prophet! We are in the times of the greatest confusion in the history of the world, because the “father of lies” (Jn 8:44) has great power due to less prayer than ever before and more sins and indifference than ever before in the history of the world. Before the New World Order is manifested openly the One World Religion must be prepared and ready. The first beast, the Antichrist, will be a political leader as the head of the New World Order, while the second beast, the false prophet will be the head of the One World Religion. Man, by nature, has need of religion, and thus Satan does not seek to destroy religion but will offer a false religion that leads to the worship of Satan through the Antichrist (Rev 13). The prince of the world, Satan (Jn 12:31; 14:30), has always attacked the Catholic Church, and thus the mass media has always attacked, in a underhanded sly way the Church. Have you ever wondered why in the last two years, for the first time ever, that one of the main idols, if not the most important idol, of the mass media is Pope Francis?!?
RELATIVISM, according to Pope Benedict XVI, is "the most profound difficulty of our time."
In his homily at the Mass preceding the conclave that quickly elected him Pope Benedict XVI, then Cardinal Ratzinger said: “Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be "tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine", seems the only attitude that can cope with modern times. WE ARE BUILDING A DICTATORSHIP OF RELATIVISM that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's own ego and desires.”
Cardinal Ivan Dias at Lourdes cited Pope John Paul II: “We are standing before today the greatest fight that humanity has ever seen. I do not believe that the Christian community has totally understood this. We are today before the FINAL CONFRONTATION between the Church and the anti-Church, between the Gospel and the anti-Gospel”. But it is the woman “of genesis and of the apocalypse” (Rev 12), concludes the Cardinal, “that will combat at the head of the army of her sons and daughters against the enemy forces of Satan and will crush the head of the serpent.” (Gen 3,15)” (December 13, 2007).
You probably have never heard about or perhaps are not interested but a great saint of the youth in Turin, Italy, St. John Bosco, had a dream, for our times, of a ship in a great storm at sea, attacked on all sides by boats, and the man in white at the helm (which I believe represents both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict) directed the course of the ship between two pillars, at the top of which was the Eucharist and Mary.
“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven” (Mt 18:3). How can we become as a child, full of trust and humility, if we do not have a spiritual mother? Jesus gave us Mary as our mother when He said from the cross: “Woman, behold, your son! Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” (Jn 19:26-27). How can we become spiritual children without a spiritual mother?
It requires humility not to impose our human intelligence and wisdom on the plan of God (Mt 11:25; Lk 10:21). The only time in the four Gospels that Jesus told us to learn from Him was when He said: “Learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart” (Mt 11:29). Satan will be much more humiliated by having his head crushed by a woman (Gen 3:15) than by God Himself. If you might be interested in understanding this better, you might read some of the writings of St. Louis de Montfort (http://www.catholictradition.org/). Montfort explains in detail how God in His infinite wisdom, Who could have redeemed the world in anyway, chose to send His only Son into the world by way of a woman: The entire universe cannot contain God and yet the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity chose to be contained in the womb of Mary! Who is more intelligent and wise, God or us? Montfort explains in his classic prophetical book, “True Devotion to Mary”, that just as Jesus came into the world through Mary, so too His mother Mary will prepare for His triumphal and glorious return in His second coming.
SAINT PADRE PIO (died: Sept. 23, 1968) said: "It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the HOLY MASS." This saint also said: “The ROSARY is the weapon for these times”! The Rosary is meditating on the Gospel, the life of Jesus, from the eyes of Mary His mother.
I know I have written too much, especially to you who are not familiar with Catholic tradition, but you can easily delete what you will. A great number of Catholics today believe they are Catholic but have very little idea what it means to be Catholic according to the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church. In true ecumenical dialogue, both sides listen to each other with love and respect for their traditions. But at least if you hear about a schism in the Catholic Church beginning in October of this year, you might have an idea about what is going on, and perhaps understand the extreme gravity of the situation! The great majority of bishops, priests and lay people in the Catholic Church will follow the highly promoted apostasy which will be presented as merciful and true and good by the mass media, schools and religious institutions! The main goal of Satan, and thus the Freemasons, is not world domination or a dictatorship (although this will follow), but to lead as many souls as possible into the eternal dwelling of Satan. Thus the first target is the Body of Christ, the Church, which has the most powerful weapons to fight and to defeat Satan.
I can tell you my friends that it will be very difficult in this period to not enter into the apostasy (2Thess 2:3-4). The Beast will be able to perform “great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect” (Mt 24:24; Mk 13,22; Rev 13:8; 19:20)! "God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2Thess 2:11-12). “I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the issue of these things?” He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.” (Dan 12:8-10).
Just as Satan, in his great pride, believed he had defeated Jesus Christ 2000 years ago at the death of Jesus on the cross, so too we will arrive to the point in this period that Satan again will believe to have destroyed the Body of Christ, which includes Jesus as the Head! At that point the Woman will crush the head of the serpent in a definitive way (Gen 3:15; Rev 12), and there will be fulfilled what this Woman prophesied at Fatima in 1917 just before the great miracle of the sun on October 13, 1917: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph and the world will be granted a time of peace”! As they say: no pain, no gain. For the Church as a whole, the Body of Christ, as well as for each one of us individually, there will be no Easter without Good Friday, no resurrection without the crucifixion! Those who do not willingly embrace the sufferings that God sends to each of us in our lives, with patience and love and even gratitude, seeking to discover and live God’s holy will, with lots of prayer, will not arrive to the resurrection of the just!
I truly believe that if we see this apostasy from the faith approved officially by “Pope Francis” in October 2015, the few who remain faithful to the Truth, which cannot change, will be greatly persecuted, and then shortly afterwards things will quickly precipitate in the whole world.
If someone might be interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, as well as listening to many Protestant pastors who made the journey home to the Catholic Church, you might visit: www.EWTN.com as well as “The Journey Home” on the Ewtn YouTube website. Truly the greatest gift I could possible offer to you is to lead you to what I have come to more and more understand, believe, appreciate and adore – the Real Presence of Jesus in Person, substantially present in the Holy Eucharist at Mass which I celebrate everyday as a priest of the Catholic Church. Unfortunately today, many priests and bishops have lost their faith but have remained in the Church for other worldly motives. It is interesting how often in the Gospel we read about demonic possession, but today we hear very little about this. Today many Catholic priests and bishops do not even believe that the devil exists (http://www.preghiereagesuemaria.it/sala/intervista%20a%20padre%20amorth.htm)! You might find interesting an exorcism of a woman in Switzerland about 40 years ago; she was possessed by several devils, among which a damned priest who died in France more than 300 years ago (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/12/damned-priest.html)! This damned priest, in the name of Jesus Christ, was forced to reveal why he, a Catholic priest, ended up in hell for all eternity! A shorter article of many excerpts of many exorcisms can be found in the article: “Likes and Dislikes of the Devil” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/01/likes-and-dislikes-of-devil.html).
We cannot image the heights to which God can bring a soul if the soul is willing to seek the Truth and live the Truth with much prayer, following Jesus to Calvary with Mary at the foot of the cross! After death, there are only two places for all eternity: extreme joy or extreme pain; full union with God in heaven, or total separation from God for all eternity. Since God has created us with great dignity, at the level of the angels, there is no middle ground for the mediocre. Even if we live as animals without responsibility and convince ourselves that hell or life after death does not exist, whether we like it or not or believe it or not, we will be judged as human beings made in the image of God Himself (Gen 1:26-27)! God, Who is love, respects our free choice to seek and live the uncomfortable Truth on the cross, or to avoid the Truth, and thus believe and follow “the father of lies” (Jn 8:44). God does not send anyone to hell; those who did not want the Truth of God, who made up the truth as if they were God (as Adam and Eve did – Gen 3:4-5) in this short life, cannot tolerate to be with the absolute Truth in heaven for all eternity – they willingly throw themselves into hell for all eternity. This definitive and eternal separation from the Creator at death is more painful than all the other pains combined!
Please forgive me for writing too much, but it is easy to delete digital emails!
Please pray for me as I will for you so as to persevere in the most difficult period of tribulation, even to martyrdom, so that we might meet together for all eternity with the Eternal Truth in heaven!
Rev. Joe Dwight