Politically Correct in the Church - EWTN
Having just about complete control of the mass media, Masonry has worked hard to promote POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. Today there is great pressure on people to be “politically correct”. And of course the world, with the secular mass media, decides what is politically correct. But “the prince of the world” is Satan (Jn 12:31; 14:30). And who controls the mass media, Masonry! Fathers of families and pastors of parishes have the vocation from God, nourished with sincere pray, to protect the souls entrusted to them. Very often, if not always, to be politically correct means to not protect the souls entrusted to fathers and pastors. Satan, knowing well the vocations from God for fathers and pastors, has done all he can to attack or push aside or ridicule the fathers of families and good pastors of parishes. One on Satan’s very effective groups to do this work is secular feminism, along with the mass media, which seeks to destroy the God-given vocation of the fathers of families. The wife and mother does not have the vocation from God to be the father of the family; she has another beautiful vocation, to be the heart of the family. To destroy the fundamental cell of society, the family, Satan seeks to confuse and change these fundamental vocations from God, of man and woman, of husband and wife, of father and mother, and of marriage itself. The fundamental resistance to a dictatorship of the world, the New World Order, is the family; if the family is weak or just about destroyed, there is no viable resistance to total world domination by the dictatorship.
“The responsibility of fathers of families, priests and bishops is very great; pray for them that they might live their God-given vocations for the salvation of the eternal souls entrusted to them. I have a great sorrow in my heart for souls entrusted to fathers of Catholic families, to priests and to bishops, who do not live nor teach the true Catholic faith well summarized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (CCC)! Satan offers his catechism of the world; “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14)! Where are the real Christian men who reveal and warn about these very numerous wolves in sheep’s clothing today, at the risk of being ostracized, ridiculed and persecuted, for the good of the souls entrusted to them? The TV today portrays men as misfits, awkward, cowards, wimps, womanizers, philanderers, skirt chasers, milksop, namby-pambys, sissies, OR arrogant one-man saviors like Rambo or Arnold Schwarzenegger who are seeking the glory before men (Lk 6:26; Jn 12:43; 5:44) and thus are not instruments of God but of themselves and thus of Satan! Where are the real Christian women who inspire the men in their God-given vocation (not according to the world) instead of seducing them and ridiculing them and manipulating them as we see continually in our mass media today?!? Saint Monica did not have the greatest husband nor the greatest son, but persevering in her God-given vocation as a wife and as a mother, with much prayers and sacrifices and tears, her husband converted before dying and her son became the great Saint Augustine, doctor of the Church!” (“Have we truly arrived to a SCHISM?”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/03/catholic-schism.html).
But under this great pressure to be politically correct as well as the fear of being attached and isolated and even destroyed, many people and traditional Catholic groups are perhaps not politically correct according to the world’s standards BUT HAVE BECOME POLITICALLY CORRECT WITHIN THE CHURCH. Many have sacrificed the Truth on the altar of unity!
“In the Name of Purpose - Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity” (Jeremiah 6:16), by Tamara Hartzell (http://inthenameofpurpose.org/inthename.pdf).
With the excuse of obeying lawful representatives of the Church, a great number of Church leaders and lay people have closed their eyes to the possibility that these representatives of the Church are not faithful to the immutable Truth which the Holy Spirit has revealed to us in the 2000 year history of the Church, which we call the true and authentic Magisterium of the Church. Certainly there are exaggerations and great errors on both sides of the spectrum, such as the Donatists in the time of Saint Augustine, and many groups in the history of the Catholic Church who have put themselves above the Church (“The Great Difficulty In Overcoming Pharisaism - The Difference Between Schismatic Traditionalism and the False Pope Prophecies” (http://schis-trad.blogspot.it/2016/05/overcoming-pharisaism.html). On the other side of the spectrum are the liberals who do not respect God’s laws either.
The true saints, being truly humble and totally trustful in God instead of themselves and their own human intelligence and wisdom, maintained the proper balance as well as the courage to stand up and defend the Truth at the right time with prudence and love. The true saints during their lifetimes became totally detached from the things of this world, including earthly security and human respect, and thus were spiritually free and ready to lose everything to remain faithful to Jesus Christ “the way, and the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6).
“Anyone who has tried to follow the signs of the times realize that the false prophet, the second beast of the Book of Revelation, the beast which has two horns like those of a lamb (Rev 13:11,15; 16:13; 19:20; 20:10) will end up deceiving a great number of people. It might seem exaggerated that people will arrive even to the point of adoring the Antichrist as we read in chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation. But each time a person or a priest accepts even a small lie of the devil, or a compromise in order not to lose something to which he is attached in his heart, such as a group or friends or honor before men or money or power or pleasure, there is always an increase of spiritual blindness and pride; if this person does not repent with a good sincere confession and with sincere prayer, he will continue to seek the glory before men (Lk 16:15; :,26; Jn 5:44; 12,39-43; Mt 6:1-6. 16-18) and to accept more and more the beautiful and easier and alluring lies of the “father of lies” (Jn 8:44), as he becomes more and more blind to the truth and reality according to God. The youth and also the adults (who were not mature or strong) felt real important and fulfilled to be with Hitler during World War II; at all costs they wanted to protect Hitler in order to protect their “importance” in the Third Reich! Thus these immature spiritually weak people did not let others criticize Hitler, that is, the people who opened their eyes to the uncomfortable truth outside of the Third Reich, to the possibility that Hitler was doing great damage. The Freemasonry has worked very hard to promote and manipulate people to want to be “politically correct” in the world and in the Church. “Everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God” (Lk 12:8-9).” (“Only a Remnant Will Remain Faithful to the Truth”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/09/only-remnant-will-remain-faithful-to.html).
Why are pastors so afraid of losing their positions, titles, salary and their life as Christ says a good pastor must do (Jn 10:11)? Why are pastors so concerned about maintaining the establishment where they find their “importance” before men, and thus will not open their mouths to point out the great dangers for souls about what the head of this structure is saying and doing?
Mother Angelica (April 20, 1923 – March 27, 2016), the founder of “The Eternal Word Television Network” (EWTN), was one of these saints, who maintained the proper priorities and balance by keeping her heart and mind fixed on the glory of God and the salvation of souls while being a rebel to the pressures of being “politically correct” even in the Catholic Church! She was a simple but powerful beacon of light for our times. She was not afraid to risk and lose even the television network to remain faithful to Christ, the Eternal Word. Mother Angelica had the courage to open her eyes to the signs of the times and to seek to discover the hidden and subtle but powerful traps laid by our mortal enemy, Satan, for immortal souls. She had the humility to not totally rely on her own human intelligence and wisdom but to seek to discover the guidance in our times of great confusion from the true prophets of our times, even though Satan has given rise to many false prophets today. Those who do not have this true humility do not have their eyes open to certain hidden dangers and are looking in the wrong direction, while remaining “politically correct in the Church”.
400 years ago the protestants left the Church causing great harm and disunity and the death of thousands of people. But today the protestants remain in the Church and put to silence or send away those who remain faithful to the immutable Truth of God. An example of this is what Msgr. Athanasius Schneider was trying to say: “The (Neocatecumenal) Way is a TROJAN HORSE in the Church” (March 6, 2016; http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/04/exclusive-interview-with-bishop.html).
Why does EWTN give prime time to at least one bishop who extols Martin Luther while not offering the whole truth about Martin Luther including the real history of Martin Luther up to his death and the very negative fruits caused by Martin Luther? This same bishop indicates that hell is empty, which is exactly the strategy of Satan as pointed out by Archbishop Fulton Sheen! Why does EWTN give prime time to another prelate of the Church who does not help homosexuals to overcome their homosexual life style which does great harm to the homosexuals, to those near to practicing homosexuals and to the whole of society, and then even allows the homosexuals, as a recognizable group, to publicize their group by walking in a large public Catholic procession??? Is this not false love, false mercy and misguided compassion which Mother Angelica warned us about many times??? Is this not reversing the proper priorities - first God, not human respect? Mother Angelica used to say: “If you aren’t a thorn in somebody’s side, you aren’t doing Christianity right.” But now in the feminized “Church of the Nice”, few priests and bishops have the courage to do as Mother Angelica, or as Saint John the Baptist, or as Saint Peter the day of Pentecost, and as all of the saints, to risk not being “politically correct” for the Kingdom of God and for the salvation of souls!
In the final message of the Blessed Virgin, October 13, 1973, on the anniversary of the last apparition and of the miracle of Fatima, at AKITA, Japan, she said to sister Agnes Sasagawa: “The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their conferees …churches and altars sacked, the Church will be full of those who accept COMPROMISE and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God.”
(“The Hidden Broad Road to Perdition”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2015/05/road-perdition.html)
Mother Angelica hosted shows on EWTN until she had a stroke in 2001. As did her Lord and Savior, Mother Angelica did not accept compromises with the Truth. Mother Angelica was ready to lose everything before compromising with her Lord and Savior. After 2001, did the ones in charge of EWTN maintain this vital fundamental integrity? Are the ones in charge of EWTN willing to follow Christ all the way in losing all on the cross, according to divine logic and wisdom and not according to human logic and wisdom, for the purification of the Church in this period as they claim to be doing? How easy it is to justify compromises for a seemingly important good of not losing EWTN, or viewers. Did Judas Iscariot not believe he was doing something good by trying to force the hand of Christ to free the Jews from the Roman tyranny, which is essentially the same as the betrayal of Liberation Theology in the Church today under many disguises?
The very few cardinals, bishops and priests who have done as Mother Angelica in maintaining the proper priorities of God the Truth first before all else, are being deprived of their positions and titles and public prestige. Is EWTN ready to do the same for the glory of God and the salvation of immortal souls, as did Christ during his passion and death 2000 years ago, and all the saints and martyrs before and after Christ???
Our Lady offers more details about what the Church explains that this is the period when the Body of Christ, the Church, will be crucified and buried and afterwards there will be the resurrection (CCC 677): “My Adversary will one day think that he is celebrating a complete victory: over the world, over the Church, over souls. It will be only then that I will intervene - terrible and victorious - that his defeat may be all the greater when he is certain in his conviction that he has conquered once for all. What is in preparation is so extraordinary that its like has never happened since the creation of the world. That is why everything has already been predicted in the Bible. … First of all, it is necessary that my Enemy have the impression of having conquered everything, of having everything now in his hands. This is why he will be permitted to penetrate even into the interior of my Church, and he will succeed in plunging the sanctuary of God into darkness. He will reap the greatest number of victims from among the ministers of the sanctuary. This will in fact be a time of great falls on the part of my beloved sons, my Priests” (Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi; October 18, 1975). “Only a Remnant Will Remain Faithful to the Truth” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/09/only-remnant-will-remain-faithful-to.html).
Private revelations are so important that Satan seeks in every way to diminish their divulgation, influence and effect. In 1882, Christ revealed to the stigmatist, Marie Julie Jahenny of La Fraudais, France that: "In the last days, a seemingly unlimited amount of FALSE REVELATIONS will arise from hell like a swarm of flies; a last attempt of Satan to choke and to destroy the efficacy of the TRUE REVELATIONS by false ones." These revelations to Marie Julie indicate that these revelations are important enough for Satan to try to diminish their effectiveness seeking to keep us far away from true private revelations by offering false ones, as well as working to condemn true one (see below directive no. 26 of the Masonic Plan). But this also indicates that there are many false revelations and thus one must be wise and prudent especially in regards to recent revelations in which the proper Church authorities have not made any pronouncement yet.
St. John also tells us: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God: for many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1Jn 4:1). Saint Paul tells us: “Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophesying, but test everything; hold fast what is good” (1Thess 5:19-21).
Regarding private revelations, Saint Thomas Aquinas tells us “at all times there have not been lacking persons having the spirit of prophecy, not indeed for the declaration of any new doctrine of faith, but for the direction of human acts” (Summas Theologica II –II q174 a6 reply 3; see also Amos 3:7).
“Do not despise prophesying”
(1Thess 5:20; 1Cor 14:31).
“Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets”
Our Lady revealed to Father Stefano Gobbi (02-09-1985): “Darkness, with A THICK, COLD FOG, has entered the Church, obscuring it in the splendor of its truth. For this reason, every day, my word is forming you to the spirit of wisdom, that you may always see, in the light, the truth which my Son has taught you and proclaim it with courage to all in its INTEGRITY.”
It seems to me that this “FOG” obscures above all the light of the Truth. The saints tell us to pass as much time as possible kneeling before the incarnate Truth, the divine Prisoner, in the tabernacle, with the help of the “Seat of Wisdom”, Mary. Otherwise the words and the programs of a pastor in a parish will be empty, even though for a few months or a few years, it might seem that there are fruits, like more leaves on a tree that is never pruned (no homilies on sin and on the “Four Last Things”, or like fireworks or straw that burns, but after, these fruits will not last if the pastor does not make the “First Announcement” of the Gospel to himself. Behold the activism which leads us to pray always less and to trust more and more ourselves! Visit in Italian “A Servizio di Tutti” (http://cibo-spir.blogspot.it/2014/08/a-servizio-di-tutti.html); “A Damned Priest Warns About Hell” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/12/damned-priest.html).
Behold why Jesus calls those hypocrites who do not look at the signs of the times, who do not seek to discover these things, the real situation in the world and in the Church from the point of view of God, but go instead with the current of the secular world, and say “I’m OK”. The inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah had no idea that that they were about to be annihilated (Gen 19). Like today, many governments promote the principle sin of Sodom, homosexuality. Today the blindness of egoism is more developed, to see everything only from our point of view, which is called “relativism”, the cult of man, not the cult of God.
Here is a directive of the Grand Master of the Freemason which was taught to many Catholic university students and to many seminarians:
“26. Use committees of lay people and priests weak in faith who might condemn and reprehend without difficulty every apparition of Mary and apparent miracle especially of the Archangel St. Michael. Make sure that nothing of this, in no measure, will receive approval according to Vatican II. Call it disobedience to authority if anyone obeys the Revelations or even if someone reflects on them. Indicate the Seers as disobedient against Ecclesiastical Authority. Bring down their good name in the mud, so that no one will hold in consideration their Message.” (“The Masonic Plan For The Destruction Of The Catholic Church”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/11/masonic-plan.html).
There are many Catholics and Catholic groups and blog moderators on the internet who put themselves in the place of judging and interpreting the licitness of reading, promoting or going to apparitions sites not yet approved. THEY PUT THEMSELVES IN THE PLACE OF THE LOCAL ORDINARY OR OF THE POPE HIMSELF. Many like to pontificate, instead of having the humility to say: I do not know; we must wait with patience to see if the fruits are good or bad, as did Mother Angelica! They often interpret in their own rigorous way the decree of the “Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine and the Faith”, published in the "Official Acts of the Holy See" (A.A.S.) 58/16, dated December 29, 1966. Other critical Catholics want to accuse those who read and promote these messages from these apparitions of Our Lady (or also, for example the testimony of Gloria Polo) as being motivated only by curiosity and pride (who is really prideful here?) in seeking to know that which is not for us to know. But if one goes even to this extreme one-sided interpretation and judgment, then why are the number of apparitions of Our Lady increasing in our day as Cardinal Ratzinger pointed out in "The Ratzinger Report" (1985)? Why did Jesus say: “Be wise as serpents” and not just “innocent as doves” (Mt 10:16)? Do these critical “serpents” presume to know more than the Mother of God about what is needed today? According to these “intelligent” people (Mt 11:25; Lk 10:21), can there not be another possible motive to read and to promote the messages of Our Lady in our very particular times in which people need a particular help from heaven just as God gave by way of the prophets and judges in the Old Testament? The Church encourages us to read the whole Bible, also the more difficult books such as the Book of Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel, Matthew 24, Luke 21, Mark 13, etc.? It is amazing how many people choose to close their eyes and ears to the signs of our times! Jesus calls these people “HYPOCRITES”! (Lk 12:56; Mt 16:3; 24:51).
GOD OR HIS MOTHER DO NOT NEED PERMISSION from a bishop or a priest or a Catholic group or a blog moderator on the Internet to appear or to give private revelations. I think that very few of the seventy thousand people who went to Fatima on October 13, 1917 asked permission from their respective bishops or priests before going to Fatima that day, and yet they were rewarded with the great miracle of the sun. I also believe that as we approach this period of “great tribulation” (Mt 24), God in His love for us, like a loving mother, will give even more help, encouragement and words to help all to prepare so as to take advantage of this period of great trial and suffering, and in particular to give us a guide in this “thick, cold fog” of confusion even in the Catholic Church, above all in the Catholic Church! In this way God will offer one last help to those who might be willing to convert and put God in the first place and priority in their lives rather than in themselves or so many other things or persons.
How many lay people, priests and bishops think they are so wise and intelligent?
IT IS SUCH A GREAT TEMPTATION TO BECOME ATTACHED TO THE ESTEEM OF OTHERS. “The greater you are, the more you must humble yourself” (Sir 3:18; Phil 2:5-8; Mt 20:26-28). Instead a great number of those in charge go exactly the opposite direction; they change the verse and they think rather: “The greater you are, the more you are important and indispensible” before others and even before God!!! “’Do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham’.” (Mt 3:9).
To go toward one extreme or the other is the easier way: to believe naively that just about all private revelations are true and from God or to reject all private revelations a priory. I believe this is why so many important “spokesmen” in the Church today chose the less humble way of pushing aside just about all private revelations for today to the detriment of their numerous listeners. This is exactly what the Grand Master of the Masons wants (see directive no. 26). Saint Thomas Aquinas tells us that virtue lies in the middle between the two extremes which is usually the more difficult path requiring much patience, discernment and humility.
“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 one become a child without a Mother? “I thank Thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes” (Mt 11:25; Lk 10:21).
Saint Augustine tells us:
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues. The soul in which this virtue does not exist, there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. There is something in humility that strangely exalts the heart. This is the very perfection of man, to find out about his own imperfections. You must be emptied of that which you are full that you may be filled with that which you are empty. The greater the building is to be, the deeper you dig the foundation. For once your foundation is set, the height to which you can build has been determined. You want a tower that will pierce the clouds, lay first the foundation of humility. Humility must accompany all of our actions. For as soon as we glory in our good works, they are of no further value for our advancement in virtue.
I wrote in my article, “Il Dio Infinito Fra Noi”, written in particolar for many members of the Neocatecumenal Way who I was helping at the time (http://cibo-spir.blogspot.it/2014/01/il-dio-infinito-fra-noi.html):
“When one reads the diary of Saint Faustina, one sees that while she progressed in union with Jesus, she was MORE AND MORE CONSCIOUS OF HER MISERY, and at the same time more trusting in the mercy of God with much gratitude toward God for this inestimable gift of His mercy! Instead many times, the more we go forward in an ecclesial movement or in our priestly ministry, we believe to be less in misery and more worthy to stand before God and men. … What remains after death for eternity, a great work that we believe we did or our personal virtue? Saint Bonaventure and many saints tell us that without humility there is no virtue, …”
With pride there comes always spiritual blindness!
Fr. William Wagner, ORC, speaking on EWTN, “On Location”, in July 2017, with the topic, “100 Years, Our Lady of Fatima, Her Immaculate Heart”, said: “Prophecy adds nothing to the deposit of faith. Prophecy is a light of the Holy Spirit focusing our attention on a particular moment in the history of salvation so that we can see the divine truth in this hour of history in the light of this truth. Prophecy is a stimulus for theological development.”
Fr. Seraphim Mickalenko of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception while speaking on EWTN with “The Best of Mother Angelica Live”, on the topic Devotion to the Divine Mercy, talked about the importance of private revelation.
Mother Angelica, speaking on the topic, “Feast of the Assumption”, on August 15, 2000, spoke about private revelation saying: “Man cannot solve his problems; he needs God. Today it is like a runaway horse. ... You cannot prove an apparition until what is predicted happens. Then you know it’s true. But as long as it doesn’t say anything heretical, you can believe it.”
Mother Angelica went often to a mystic in Canton, Ohio, Rhoda Wise, who was a victim soul with the stigmata; later Rhoda Wise healed Mother Angelica. Later another mystic healed Mother Angelica of her legs and back problem in 1998; again she spoke positively and prudently about mystics and private revelation on the “Life on the Rock” show with Jeff Cavins (1998), talking also about the prophecies of St. John Bosco and of St. Faustina Kowalska. Mother Angelica on this same show, from her many readings from the prophets for our times, said that after this period of great tribulation there will be a re-awakening to the Eucharist. This same message is also found in Our Lady’s messages to Don Stefano Gobbi (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
“In fact, the coming of the glorious reign of Christ will coincide with the greatest splendor of his Eucharistic reign among you. The Eucharistic Jesus will release all his power of love, which will transform souls, the Church and all humanity. Thus the Eucharist becomes a sign of Jesus who, still today, loves you to the end, because He is leading you to the end of these times of yours, to introduce you into the new era of holiness and of grace, toward which you are all journeying and which will begin at the moment when Jesus will have restored his glorious reign in your midst" (Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi, April 12, 1990; August 21, 1987).
Mother Angelica’s first priority was the glory of God and the salvation of souls. And thus she tried to protect the souls in the Church from the many heresies in the Church. Thus in her zeal for warning souls of the dangers in the Church, on November 12, 1997, on one of her live shows she said: “In fact the cardinal of California is teaching that it’s bread and wine before the Eucharist and after the Eucharist. I’m afraid my obedience in that diocese would be absolutely zero. And I hope everybody else’s in that diocese is zero. But I mean you just kind of have to ask yourself…” After this less than seventeen second statement, Cardinal Mahony began to go to Rome to see if he could close down EWTN by way of the superiors of the Poor Clare order in the Church. Yes, Mother Angelica made a mistake, but her motives were for the salvation of souls.
I believe that it was the Providence of God of this conflict with Cardinal Mahony which caused Mother Angelica to turn over control of EWTN to a group of lay people, seeing that today few bishops and priests have remained faithful to the authentic teachings of the Church well summarized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults. The US Catholic bishops tried to create a Catholic television network about the same time as Mother Angelica but went bankrupt and lost a lot of money; are the US bishops willing to admit the real reasons and causes for this failure and the lack of interest on the part of Catholics in the US? On the other hand, if Mother Angelica were still in charge of EWTN she would not hesitate to remain faithful to the doctrines of the Church and not allow any compromises on EWTN, including from cardinals or bishops! Due to the great apostasy in this period of time (2Thess 2:3-4) “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” (The “Prophecy of Saint Francis” (Assisi) http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/11/prophecy-st-francis.html). But in the end, as pointed out by St. Louis de Montfort and by Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi, Our Lady will crush the head of the serpent (Gen 3:15) not with the esteemed and powerful people, but with the little ones.
“MOTHER ANGELICA about Second Vatican Council - The WILD VOICE The WILD VOICE” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGZocJZsMbk):
“As Catholics we have been terribly quiet all these years. After Vatican Council, those beautiful documents, inspired by the Holy Spirit, they’re so beautiful when you read those documents, it’s like reading Scripture. But they were misrepresented and mis-portrayed and misinterpreted all these years. And every excuse, like this mime (Way of the Cross, with a woman in the part of Jesus!) has been blamed on the Vatican documents; they have even been reworded. And all these years from the time they took Our Lady to the time they took out the tabernacle, to the time they took out the Stations, to the time they took out all devotions. To the time at this point they have changed our churches, they have closed them. And now we are not even allowed … the awesome Presence comes down into this one little host. Some lounge, some sit, some stand. I’m tired of your enneagrams, I’m tired of your witchcraft. I'm tired. I'm tired of being pushed in corners. I'm tired of your inclusive language that refuses to admit that the Son of God is a Man. I'm tired of your tricks. I'm tired of your deceits. I'm tired of you constantly just making a crack and the first thing you know there's a hole and all of us fall into it. No. This was deliberate. This was a group that was told what to do and how to do it.
I am so tired of your liberal Church in America. And everything you've ever done has gone in silence. Nothing, nothing you've done from your witchcraft to your anagrams to your centering prayer to all this earth spirituality… No, this is not an accident. We've swallowed this now for thirty years. I'm tired of it. We've swallowed enough of your idea of God and you really have no God.
You spread your errors to children. And our children don't even know the Eucharist anymore. They don't understand that it is the Blessed Sacrament. That it's the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus. Your Catechisms are so watered down that they say nothing but 'love your neighbor'. No, you've got to love God first… I don't like your Church. You have nothing to offer. You do nothing but destroy…”
(You can watch a similar video clip of Mother Angelica in 1993 just after the World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado in August: “Mother Angelica on Blasphemy, the Second Vatican Council, and WYD 1993” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCvX94US7SY&feature=youtu.be).) Mother Angelic – Denver, Colorado, August 14, 1993.
Our Lady revealed several times to Don Stefano Gobbi messages similar to this one:
"Beloved sons, today you are calling to mind my second apparition, which took place in the humble Cova da Iria in Fatima, on June 13, 1917. Even as of then I foretold to you that which you are living through in these times. I announced to you the great struggle between me, the Woman Clothed with the Sun, and the huge Red Dragon, which has brought humanity to live without God.I also foretold to you the subtle and dark work, carried out by Freemasonry with the purpose of separating you from the observance of the Law of God and thus making you victims of sins and of vices. Above all, as Mother, I have wanted to warn you of the grave dangers which threaten the Church today, because of the many and diabolical attacks which are being carried out against it to destroy it. … This Masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that Satan would enter in even to the summit of the Church. If the task of Masonry is to lead souls to perdition, bringing them to the worship of false divinities, the task of ECCLESIASTICAL MASONRY on the other hand is that of destroying Christ and his Church, building a new idol, namely a false christ and a false church” (Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi, June 13, 1989) (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
I think THE SILENCE ON THE PART OF A GREAT NUMBER OF PRIESTS AND BISHOPS in the Church about the great danger to souls in the Church today IS FAR WORSE than an imprudent seventeen second statement about the dangers to souls in the diocese of Los Angeles, California in 1997! Visit: “Only a Remnant Will Remain Faithful to the Truth” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/09/only-remnant-will-remain-faithful-to.html).
In contrast to Mother Angelica, many people who appear on EWTN in recent years have succumbed to the great pressure to be politically correct in the Church. There is less prayer than ever before, more sin than ever before, even worse, indifference as if sin no longer exists, and so we have given very great power to “the father of lies”, Satan (Jn 8:44). In particular Satan has more power to “disguise himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14), to offer his very deadly beautiful lies as if they were the “truth that sets us free” (Jn 8:32)! Thus it is very important in these times of great confusion, when even Catholic bishops are no longer in agreement about the fundamentals of our faith and morals, to not only pray much and to study the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults, but to keep our eyes open so as not to fall into the beautiful lies of Satan presented as if they were the Truth!
Mother Angelica used to say: “If you aren’t a thorn in somebody’s side, you aren’t doing Christianity right.” But now in the feminized “Church of the Nice”, few priests and bishops have the courage to do as Mother Angelica, or as Saint John the Baptist before Herod, or as Saint Peter on the day of the first Pentecost, and as all of the saints, to risk not being “politically correct” for the Kingdom of God and for the salvation of souls!
Due to this “thick, cold fog”, this confusion in the Catholic Church causes great harm to the Church and to souls, as Saint Thomas Aquinas tells us: “at all times there have not been lacking persons having the spirit of prophecy, not indeed for the declaration of any new doctrine of faith, but for the direction of human acts”.
Programs like “Faith and Culture”, and “Knights of St. Michael” for high school kids, are no longer shown on EWTN. These programs put the truth from God above any other sources of truth, without regard for human respect and political correctness in the Church, which Mother Angelica always did. These programs encouraged people to open our eyes, to not be politically correct in the Church like puppets, and to seek the saving Truth, even if cardinals or bishops were on the wrong side of the Truth of the authentic Magisterium of the Church.
These programs were not politically correct according to many bishops and cardinals and priest today in the Church. Mother Angelica had true humility and courage and thus was not afraid of seeking the help and guidance of the prophets today, even though there are also many false prophets today. Saint Thomas Aquinas tells us that virtue lies in the middle between the two extremes which is usually the more difficult path requiring much patience, discernment and humility. The easy way is to go to one extreme or the other, to accept all private revelations or to reject all private revelations, without the effort of proper discernment. The directors of these programs were not afraid to indicate fundamental doctrinal differences that are found today in our Catholic Universities and among many bishops and priests. Our Lady at Akita, Japan (October 13, 1973), told us that in our times “the Church will be full of those who accept compromise”. Jesus offered mercy, but never any compromises as is very prevalent in the Church today.
Our Lady told us: “Darkness, with a thick, cold fog, has entered the Church, obscuring it in the splendor of its truth. For this reason, every day, my word is forming you to the spirit of wisdom, that you may always see, in the light, the truth which my Son has taught you and proclaim it with courage to all in its INTEGRITY. The time has now come when ONLY the little children, consecrated to my Immaculate Heart and entrusted completely to their heavenly Mother, will have the gift of keeping themselves intact in the faith and of bringing to the true faith the souls entrusted to them” (February 9, 1985; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
The first priority of Mother Angelica was the glory of God and the salvation of souls, and to protect souls from the very numerous hidden traps in the Church, not the glory of EWTN or even to save EWTN! Jesus never offered compromises, even if he risked losing his followers (Jn 6:66), as did Mother Angelica and all the true saints. Today the directors of EWTN have washed their hands and have taken the easier route of not talking about serious problems in the Church, or considering any non condemned private revelations which indicate the grave problems in the Church today. The directors of EWTN never talk about even approved apparitions, such as La Salette which clearly stated that Rome would become the seat of the Antichrist! The directors of EWTN today have put a great emphasis on a type of triumphalism in showing to protestants that the Catholic Church is the true Church, while for the most part, have closed their eyes to the grave and devastating problems today in the Church of hidden doctrinal shifts and the ignoring of important doctrinal distinctions and the hierarchy of values along with very damaging half truths.
It seems that the directors of EWTN do not want to take to risk of considering the possibility, that we are the generation (Mt 24:34) of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21) of which Jesus spoke about, when “if possible, even the elect” (Mt 24:24) will be led astray. It seems that the directors of EWTN do not want to take to risk of considering the possibility, or do not want to realize, that it is our generation of the great apostasy of which Saint Paul wrote about in 2 Thess ch. 2. It seems that the directors of EWTN do not want to take to risk of considering the possibility, that the Body of Christ, the Church, will pass through the passion and crucifixion, as did Jesus 2000 years ago, in this period (CCC 675-677; http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P1V.HTM)? To consider these things is certainly not politically correct in the Church today even though the saints took this risk for the benefit of the souls entrusted to them!
A good pastor is ready to lay down his life for the sheep (Jn 10:11-13), and thus take the risk of identifying the great dangers for the sheep. If a pastor does this fundamental job, he will very quickly discover that what has come out of the Vatican, since Pope Benedict XVI left, is doing great harm to innumerable souls in a sly hidden way. Today there is more pressure than ever before in the Catholic Church to be politically correct by being “DUMB DOGS”. EWTN has become complacent about serious issues with an attitude that they are the ultimate word of truth in the USA and thus do not have to listen to or dialogue anyone not in agreement with themselves, as happens so often in the history of mankind and of the Church. Pope Francis does not dialogue with any cardinal or bishop or priest that is not in total agreement with Pope Francis, even though these cardinals, bishops and priests are simply saying that the Truth comes from God not the Church and thus there must be continuity with Divine Revelation and the Doctrines of the Church, for example, the four cardinals who wrote the ‘Dubia?!
“A religious leader should be careful in deciding when to remain silent and be sure to say something useful when deciding to speak. In this way he will avoid saying things that would be better not said, or leaving unsaid things that ought to be said. For, just as thoughtless remarks can lead people into error, so also ill-advised silence can leave people in their error, when they could have been shown where they were wrong. Negligent religious leaders are often afraid to speak freely and say what needs to be said – for fear of losing favor with people. As Truth himself says, they are certainly not guarding their flock with the care expected of a shepherd but are acting like hirelings, because hiding behind a wall of silence is like taking flight at the approach of the wolf. These are the people whom the Lord is reproaching through the prophet, when he says: ‘THEY ARE ALL DUMB DOGS, THEY CANNOT BARK’ (Is 56:10) … If a religious leader is afraid to say what is right, what else can his silence mean but that he has taken flight? Whereas, if he stand firm in defense of his flock, he is building up a wall for the house of Israel against its enemies. And so again the sinful people are told: ‘Your prophets have seen false and foolish visions for you; they have not exposed your iniquity in order to provoke you to repentance.’ (Lam 2:14) …” (Pope St. Gregory the Great; Office of Readings; Sunday, Week 27 of OT).
“WHAT KIND OF MEN ARE THEY who, FEARING TO HURT THOSE THEY SPEAK TO, not only do not prepare them for imminent temptations, but even promise the happiness of this world, which God did not promise to the world itself?” (Sermon of St. Augustine on the Shepherds; Office of Readings, Week 24, OT, Friday).
In the final message of the Blessed Virgin, October 13, 1973, on the anniversary of the last apparition and of the miracle of Fatima, at Akita, Japan, she said to Sister Agnes Sasagawa: “As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms that will remain for you will be the Rosary and Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. WITH THE ROSARY, PRAY FOR THE POPE, THE BISHOPS, AND THE PRIESTS. The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their conferees, churches and altars sacked, the Church will be full of those who accept compromise and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them.” (http://www.miraclerosarymission.org/akita.htm).
We need the guidance of the greatest prophet ever sent to the earth, Our Blessed Mother, also from her more recent messages from apparitions not yet approved by the Church, as Mother Angelica indicated many times.
On various occasions I listened to Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN who did not have this openness to private revelations that Mother Angelica had, but more of an attitude of looking down on those who are open to private revelations and even those who seek to understand the prophetic books of the Old Testament and passages from the New Testament such as the Book of Revelation, chapter 24 of the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 21 of the Gospel of Luke and chapter 13 of the Gospel of Mark. During the EWTN Family Celebration in Canada, in April 2017, Fr. Pacwa said: “Don’t go to the Book of Revelation to learn about the end times, you don’t know that, and don’t make it up.” Before the Second Vatican Council sometimes the Church was accused of discouraging Catholics from reading all the books of the Bible, especially books like Daniel, Ezekiel and the Book of Revelation.
Even Professor Scott Hahn, when discussing the Book of Revelation, only talks about the heavenly celebration, the Mass of Heaven, while discouraging “apocalyptic interpretations” as if these interpretations are always erroneous and misguided.
Why does Scott Hahn and Fr. Mitch Pacwa not have the humility of Mother Angelica to at least say that I do not understand all the meanings in the Book of Revelation and that there could be other interpretations besides the heavenly celebration, the Mass of Heaven?
Fr. Robert Spitzer, while speaking at Franciscan University, for the “Symposium On Pope Francis's Vision For The Renewal Of The Church Pt. 1”, broadcasted on EWTN “On Location”, with great intelligence defended everything that Pope Francis says or writes, without ever talking about the other side of the coin, without discussing the great dangers to souls of offering only half truths!
Cardinal Burke said in an interview (February 2015) that he would be willing to “resist” Pope Francis, if the pontiff were to attempt to change the Church's practice of denying Communion to those in “second marriages.” Shortly after this interview a cardinal who appears regularly on EWTN, called Cardinal Burke a “dissenter”, without using his name, because Cardinal Burke and other brother bishops “are less than enthusiastic about Pope Francis”.
Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA, on the program “The Church Universal”, when talking with the Neocatecumens, never talks about the great dangers for members of the Neocatecumenal Way because the three founders refused to obey Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI who ordered the Neocatecumenal Way to “obey the liturgical books of the Catholic Church faithfully and exactly” (“La Messa Neocatecumenale”; http://cibo-spir.blogspot.it/2015/02/la-messa-neocatecumenale.html). Is this not the “Church of the Nice”, a “Politically Correct” Church, at the expense of not being good pastors (Jn 10:11) by WARNING THE SHEEP ABOUT THE POWERFUL HIDDEN POISONS OF THE WOLF? “The Antichrist will conquer many people by saying: “You can do all that you like... it is enough to love each other...”.” - Saint Hildegard of Bingen, doctor of the Church (1098-1179) (in Italian: http://profezie3m.altervista.org/ptm_profx_santaildegarda.htm). Why was Christ crucified, because he was a nice guy?!? Why were most of the prophets of the Old Testament killed?
A HALF TRUTH IS WORSE THAN A LIE, because one believes to have received “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” (as is said in civil courts of law). Similarly the saints tell us that sins of omission are worse than sins of commission! In the last four and a half years in the Church we have heard only half of the truth about the mercy of God but not the other half of the truth: “Go and sin no more!” (Jn 8:11; 5:14)! According to this type of “mercy” offered as a half truth, should we eliminate the phrase in the “Act of Contrition”: “I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more, and to AVOID the near occasion of sin”??? (sin according to God explained by His Church, the Magisterium of the Church, not according to the relativism of each person or of the world or of many priests and bishops in the Church!)? (“The True Easter!” ; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/05/the-true-easter.html).
People who have the courage to open their eyes, so as not to be hypocrites according to Jesus, regarding the great underlying hidden dangers that the Mass Media and even EWTN do not talk about, are truly labeled with the sickness of the “apocalyptic mentality” or reactionary or not with the times, as if Masonry or the New World Order or what Our Lady of La Salette (1846) told us: “Rome will become the seat of the Antichrist”, are just fictional unimportant things. According to many politically correct groups in the Church, was Christ imprudent because he spoke the whole truth and thus allowed himself to be humiliated and crucified and thus he lost his groups of followers who went away like the disciples of Emmaus?
Many things that Archbishop Fulton Sheen said and wrote about years ago would not be politically correct in the Church today!
Archbishop Fulton Sheen and Cardinal Biffi gave us an idea of what the New World Religion would be like:
The Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, told us in 1950:
“[Satan] will set up a counter church which will be the ape of the [Catholic] Church … It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and EMPTIED OF ITS DIVINE CONTENT.”
“We are living in the days of the Apocalypse, the last days of our era. The two great forces – the Mystical Body of Christ and the Mystical Body of the anti-Christ – are beginning to draw battle lines for the catastrophic contest.”
“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 the Catholic Church will be one; and the false Prophet will create the other.”
“THE FALSE CHURCH WILL BE WORLDLY, ECUMENICAL, AND GLOBAL. It will be a loose federation of churches and religions, forming some type of global association.”
“A world parliament of Churches. It will be emptied of all Divine content, it will be the mystical body of the anti-christ. The Mystical Body on earth today will have its Judas Iscariot, and he will be the false prophet. Satan will recruit him from our Bishops.”
(“Russia Will Punish the World - 3rd Secret of Fatima Revealed”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/10/russia-will-punish-world.html).
Fr. Mitch Pacwa also does not follow the example of great prophets of our time such as Archbishop Fulton Sheen and Cardinal Biffi, but consistently remains silent about the very negative fruits of what Pope Francis says and writes. On Threshold of Hope (07/18/17), when a person in the studio audience asked a question about these negative fruits of what Pope Francis says and writes, Fr. Pacwa answered in a smooth, politically correct way, almost making the person who asked such a question feel imprudent for asking such a question.
Recently, with the crisis in the Church and in the Marian Movement of Priests, Father Quartilio Gabrielli, the first successor of Don Stefano Gobbi, asked Father Ivan Pojavnik, a professor emeritus of theology at the faculty of Ljubljana-Slovenia, who has published various theological studies on the Second Vatican Council and on the Church, to offer his insights and guidance regarding how the Movement should relate with the present "Bishop of Rome":
“Among other things, Father Ivan wrote in Father Quartilio’s letter: Not understanding well some of Our Lady's messages and ignoring other uncomfortable ones, Fr. Larroque's circular letter defends a total and unconditional infallibility of Pope Francis. With this great mistake he has confirmed those members of the Movement WHO SLEEP AS NAIVE CHILDREN IN GETHSEMANE at this hour of the Church’s agony, and he has put to sleep many others. In addition, by virtue of its ambiguity, the circular letter has led a number of members away from the Movement of Our Lady to another movement. … Don Stefano said, "We must be intelligent children, that is, CHILDREN WITH OPEN EYES, and not stupid children, that is, with eyes closed." … As prophetically predicted by Don Stefano in the meditation on Gideon's battle against the Madianites (Judges ch7), only a remnant of the Movement will be ready for the heroic climb of Calvary up to the end, but with this remnant Our Lady will obtain her triumph.” (Visit: “The Rosary: The Prayer of the Little Ones for the Victory”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/03/rosary-victory.html) (How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/06/how-to-relate-with-present-bishop-of.html).
Are the bishops and priests today and the ones in charge at EWTN worried about the great danger of NOT CONFIRMING the souls “who sleep as naïve children in Gethsemane”?!?
In this situation in the Church today, read the words of Father Quartilio Gabrielli as well as the full response of Father Ivan Pojavnik in both English and Italian at:
“Ready To Die For Christ Truth” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/05/ready-to-die-for-christ-truth.html; https://josephdwight.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/ready-to-die-for-christ-truth/; https://www.scribd.com/document/350644809/Ready-To-Die-For-Christ-Truth).
A priest who comes to me, unofficially sent by the bishop, to spy on me, while criticizing my suspicions of Pope Francis, said to me (December 27, 2017), how nicely Pope Francis spoke recently about humility and charity. I responded to him: “Is it humility and charity to never dialogue with four cardinals regarding the “Dubia” and that there are grave problems with Amoris Laetitia?” He did not have an answer. I then said to him that Jesus said you will know them by their fruits, not by their beautiful words. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits” (Mt 7:15-20). Jesus did not say “you will know them by their leaves”, which would be their nice words!
DOES THE TRUTH COME FROM GOD OR FROM THE CHURCH? Is the Church the handmaid of the Truth of the Author of the Truth? How many today make themselves like little gods by sliding into subjectivism and relativism, as did our first parents: “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" (Gen 3:4-5)”. 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”. (“Who Decides The Truth?”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/06/who-decides-truth.html).
We have arrived to the point today that the few priests who do as the GOOD SHEPHERD, ready to lay down their lives for the sheep (Jn 10:11), who preach the WHOLE Gospel and ALL of the teachings of the Magisterium of the Church, are labeled ridged and old-fashioned, insensitive, lacking in compassion, divisive, judgmental, moralists. While at the same time “THE HIRELINGS” (Jn 10:12), the priests and bishops who maintain a culpable silence, the ones who tell their people what they think they want to hear, are seen as understanding, sympathetic, pastorally sensitive and merciful. Of course it is more ego satisfying and much easier to be “politically correct” and to go along with the people and a powerful dictator than to follow the uncomfortable Truth, who is Christ Crucified and humiliated! This cowardly way of doing things is not authentic and true mercy! THIS IS FALSE LOVE, MISGUIDED COMPASSION, false mercy, false ecumenism, that does not lead to paradise for all eternity!?! “Woe to you, when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets” (Lk 6:26). “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (Jn 12:43). “How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” (Jn 5:44; Gal 1:10).
I AM A CATHOLIC. It is very important to keep in mind some very fundamental Truths. One Truth that may seem obvious, but no longer today in an atmosphere totally dominated by subjectivism and relativism, is that the Truth comes from God, not from me or any other creature and also not from the Church, and thus no priest, bishop or pope can change the Truth of Divine Revelation which is well summarized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults. I am not referring to the catechism that Pope Francis published this year, 2017! I am referring to the CCC published in 1992 by Pope John Paul II which the very numerous puppets of our mortal enemy, Satan, have managed to get the great majority of the diocese in the world to forget about, or to put aside or to scorn, especially in most seminaries, as old and out of date for out new “modern church”!
Our Lady referred to this CATECHISM OF POPE JOHN PAUL II:
(January 1, 1993; “To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/):
“The great trial has come for the Church, so violated by the evil spirits, so divided in its unity, so darkened in its holiness. See how error has flooded throughout it, error which leads to the loss of the true faith. Apostasy is spreading everywhere. A special gift of my Immaculate Heart for these times of yours is the CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, which my Pope has wished to promulgate, to be as it were his shining last testament. But how many are those pastors who grope about in the mist, become speechless out of fear or compromise, and who no longer defend their flocks from the many rapacious wolves! Many priestly and consecrated lives have become dried up by impurity, seduced by pleasures and the search for comfort and well-being. The faithful are being drawn in by the enticements of a world which has become pagan, or by the countless sects which are spreading more and more. The hour of its great trial has above all come for the Church, because it will be shaken by the lack of faith, obscured by apostasy, wounded by betrayal, abandoned by its children, divided by schisms, possessed and dominated by Freemasonry, turned into fertile soil from which will spring up the wicked tree of the man of iniquity, the Antichrist, who will bring his kingdom into its interior.”
EWTN has great influence. Just because the directors of EWTN are not bishops or cardinals, they cannot hide behind cardinals and bishops who are not faithful to the constant and authentic Magisterium of the Church. Mother Angelica knew this well because she had at heart the true glory of God, Who is the Truth (Jn 14:6), and the salvation of souls who can only find true freedom and salvation in the truth (Jn 8:32)!
At least is seems that EWTN allows Raymond Arroyo to offer a critique of some of the things that Pope Francis says and writes with the help of Fr Gerald Murray and Robert Royal on the World Over.
In a recent interview with OnePeterFive (September 2017) which Raymond Arroyo very briefly mentioned, Bishop Athanasius Schneider said that some of the “ambiguous affirmations” in Amoris Laetitia are “causing a moral and disciplinary anarchy in the life of the Church.” Bishop Schneider continues: “This principle of fraternal correction inside the Church was valid at all times, even towards the Pope, and so it should be valid in our times as well. Unfortunately, whoever in our days dares to speak the truth – even when he does it with respect towards the Pastors of the Church – is classified as an enemy of the unity, as it likewise happened to Saint Paul; for, he had stated: “I have turned into your enemy simply by saying the truth to you” (Gal. 4:16). … Those who are afraid of weakening Church unity by criticizing Pope Francis’ teachings must remember that the Pope is the servant of the Church. He is the first who has to obey in an exemplary manner all the truths of the unchanging and constant Magisterium, because he is only an administrator, and not an owner, of the Catholic truths. The Pope must constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s word. When the Pope is himself tolerating a wide dissemination of obvious errors of faith and of grave abuses of the sacraments (like the admittance of unrepentant adulterers to the sacraments), the bishops should not behave themselves like SERVILE EMPLOYEES wrapping themselves in silence.”
“So everyone who acknowledges ME (the Truth – Jn 14:6) before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven” (Mt 10:32-33).
For the most part, why does EWTN along with a great number of bishops and cardinals today “behave themselves like SERVILE EMPLOYEES wrapping themselves in silence”? Is Pope Francis the source of the Truth or is God the source of the Truth??? This is the moment of the great apostasy (2Thess 2:3-4). This is the moment when “the Church will be full of those who accept compromise” (Our Lady; Akita, Japan; October 13, 1973). This is the moment when “the Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection” (CCC 677). This is the moment when the true followers of Christ will be humiliated and will lose their followers as Jesus did on the Cross. These are truly the times when the true followers of Christ will be killed in the name of God: “Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God” (Jn 16:2; Mt 24:9)! These are the times when “Only a Remnant Will Remain Faithful to the Truth” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/09/only-remnant-will-remain-faithful-to.html). Is EWTN and the priests and bishops today willing to follow Christ all the way or only as far as each one decides according to his own human intelligence and wisdom and political correctness in the Church today?
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us heed the constant call of Our Lady who asks us every time she appears to pray for our religious leaders because their responsibility is very great, and also very difficult in these times full of subtle deceptions and half truths. The majority of the few religious leaders in this period of the great tribulation who remain faithful to the truth will be killed as good pastors of their sheep”
The good pastor protects the sheep from the wolf (Jn 10:11). Today, due to less prayer and more sin than ever before, the wolf, Satan, “disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14) better than ever before. Unlike Mother Angelica, the leaders of EWTN, by succumbing to being politically correct in the Church today, are not doing well their fundamental job of protecting the sheep, the immortal souls, from the very well hidden and promoted poisons in half truths, nuances, innuendos and outright lies from very high ranking clerics in the Church today (John 10). EWTN has slid back into what the Second Vatican Council sought to eradicate - to bring the Church back to true humility and to eliminate in the Church this triumphalism of being the true Church, with the fullness of Truth and the means of sanctification (LG 8) (“Evangelization VS the Trilogy of Devils in the Church: Triumphalism, Clericalism and Juridicalism”; http://trueevangelization.blogspot.com). In recent years one sees on EWTN this certain complacency of self righteousness or sureness of self, instead of the attitude of Nineveh (Jonah 3) and humility with Mary at the foot of the cross and preparation as the Church confronts her crucifixion with Jesus (CCC 677) in this period of time of the great tribulation (Mt 24,21). This reminds me of so many people today who are happy to be active in the Church, like being happily protagonists inside a house, but they refuse to listen to the warnings or consider the possibility that the roof and house are on fire! Is this not the real message of Our Lady at Fatima, at La Salette, at Akita, Japan and at many other apparitions sites. But this is not politically correct, this is alarmism, this is not what people want to hear! Our Lady was imprudent and she exaggerated, but we are people of the modern church with much human wisdom and intelligence!?!?!
Sister Lucy of Fatima said to Father Agostino Fuentes, the postulator of the cause of beatification of Giacinta e Francesco (December 26, 1957): “Our Lady is very displeased because it is not taken into account her message of 1917. Neither the good nor the bad have held them in consideration. Believe me my Father, the Lord will punish the world very soon; the punishment is immanent! Many nations will disappear from the face of the earth, many nations will be annihilated. … THE DEVIL KNOWS THAT THE RELIGIOUS AND THE PRIESTS, NOT LIVING UP TO THEIR BEAUTIFUL VOCATION, DRAG MANY SOULS TO HELL. … We have at our disposition TWO EFFICACIOUS MEANS: Prayer and Sacrifice. … The third time she said that, the other means exhausted and despised by men, He will give with trembling the last anchor of salvation which is the Most Holy Virgin in person, signs of tears, messages of seers spread in all the parts of the earth. Our Lady said that if we do not listen and if we still offend we will not be pardoned. Father, it is urgent that we realize this terrible reality. WE DO NOT WANT TO FILL THE SOULS WITH FEAR, BUT ONLY IT IS URGENT A RECALL TO REALITY. From when the Holy Virgin gave such a great efficaciousness to the Rosary, there does not exist any material, spiritual, national or international problem that cannot be resolved with THE HOLY ROSARY AND WITH OUR SACRIFICES. To recite it with devotion will be to consol Mary and to wipe away so many tears from her Immaculate Heart. … Our Lady expressly said: “We are approaching the end times”.”
Saint Michael the Archangel at Garabandal, sent by Our Lady, (Spain, 1965) said: “Many Cardinal, many Bishops and many Priests are on the road to perdition and with them they are bringing many souls”!
Father Joseph Dwight
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There is less prayer than ever before, more sin than ever before, even worse, indifference as if sin no longer exists, and so we have given much greater power to “the father of lies”, Satan (Jn 8:44). In particular Satan has more power to “disguise himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14), to offer his very deadly beautiful lies as if they were the “truth that sets us free” (Jn 8:32)!
Thus it is very important in these times of great confusion, when even Catholic bishops are no longer in agreement about the fundamentals of our faith and morals, to not only pray much and to study the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults, but to keep our eyes open so as not to fall into the beautiful lies of Satan presented as if they were the Truth!
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Father Joseph Dwight
Mother Angelic – Denver, Colorado, August 14, 1993