Præfektura apostolica Poli arcici- The Polar Prefecture
Norway was partly converted to Christianity already in the 11th century, although the heathen believes continued to stay strong in certain regions of the country. In the 17th Century the nation was turned over to protestantism by force after the so called "Reformation" and a Lutheran "State Church" was imposed on everybody. For more than 2 Centuries it was forbidden to practise Catholicism in the region. But in 1855 the See of Rome was able to start a new mission in Norway and the Polar Region; the "Præfektura apostolica Poli arcici." And even though most Catholics abandoned their Catholic Traditions in order to be accepted by the Second Vatican Council sect, there are still Catholics left.. People who wish to stay faithful to the Teachings of the ancient, never changing Catholic Church, with it's Papacy, Doctrines and Traditions. People who reject heresies like modernism, freemasonry, false ecumenism and "salvation" in foreign religions. Regular Catholics in other words.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Even young boys, named "star-boys" take part in these processions, dressed up in white with pointy hats on their heads, something that probably comes from old Napolitan sailor-songs of a young boy who witnessed the martyrdom of St. Lucy. The custom stands strongest in Sweden, where the feast of Lucia/Lucy is still celebrated by most people, and young women are competing in the newspapers over who will win the peoples vote and become Lucy of the year, a sort of social ambassador who can sing, and travels the country to do public appearances... while feasts like "The Ascention of Our Lord" has been completely removed from the Calender..
Here followeth the Life of the Blessed Virgin Lucy.
Saint Lucy, the holy virgin, was born in Sicily, and extract and engendered of a noble lineage, in the city of Syracuse. When she heard of the good fame and renown of Saint Agatha or Agaas, which was published and spread all about, anon she went to her sepulchre with her mother which was named Euthicia, which had a malady, named the bloody flux, by the space of four years, the which no master in physic ne surgery could heal. And when they were at a mass, one read a gospel which made mention of a woman which was healed of the bloody flux by touching of the hem of the coat of Jesu Christ. When Saint Lucy heard this, anon she said to her mother: Mother, if ye believe that this which is read be true, and also that Saint Agatha hath now presently with her Jesu Christ, and also that for his name she suffered martyrdom, and if ye, with this belief, touch her sepulchre, without doubt ye shall be anon guerished and healed. Upon this they, after the mass, when the people were departed, they twain fell down on their knees on the sepulchre of Saint Agatha in prayers, and weeping began to pray for her help and aid. Saint Lucy in making her prayers for her mother fell asleep, and she saw in her sleep Saint Agatha among the angels, nobly adorned and arrayed with precious stones, which said thus to her: Lucy, my sweet sister, devout virgin to God, wherefore prayest thou to me for thy mother, for such thing as thou mayest thyself right soon give to her? For I tell the for truth, that for thy faith, and thy good, thy mother is safe and whole. With these words Saint Lucy awoke all afraid, and said to her mother: Mother, ye be guerished and all whole; I pray you for her sake by whose prayers ye be healed, that ye never make mention to me for to take an husband ne spouse, but all that good that ye would give me with a man, I pray you that ye will give it to me for to do alms withal that I may come to my saviour Jesu Christ. Her mother answered to her: Fair daughter, thy patrimony, which I have received this nine years, sith thy father died, I have nothing aminished, but I have multiplied and increased it; but abide till I am departed out of this world, and then forthon do as it shall please thee. Saint Lucy said: Sweet mother, hear my counsel: he is not beloved of God, that for his love giveth that which he may not use himself, but if thou wilt find God debonair to thee, give for him that which thou mayest dispend, for after thy death thou mayest in no wise use thy goods. That which thou givest when thou shalt die, thou givest it because thou mayest not bear it with thee. Give then for God's sake whiles thou livest: and as to such good as thou oughtest to give to me with an husband or spouse, begin to give all that to your people for the love of Jesu Christ.
Hereof spake alway Lucy to her mother, and every day they gave alms of their goods. And when they had almost sold their patrimony and their jewels, tidings came to the knowledge of her spouse that should ha ve wedded her, and that she was promised to, the which he demanded hereof the truth of the nurse of Saint Lucy, and wherefore they sold thus their patrimony. She answered cautelously, and said that they did it because that Saint Lucy, which should have been his wife, had found one which had a more fairer and nobler heritage than his was, the which they would buy tofore ere they should assemble by marriage. The fool believed it, for he understood carnally this that the nurse had said to him spiritually, and helped them to sell their heritage.
Then commanded Paschasius that the ribalds of the town should come, to whom he delivered Saint Lucy, saying: Call other to you for to defoul her, and labour her so much till she be dead. Anon the ribalds would have drawn her from thence where she was, and have brought her to the bordel, but the Holy Ghost made her so pesant and heavy that in no wise might they move her from the place. Wherefore many of the servants of the judge put hand to, for to draw with the other, and she abode still. Then they bound cords to her hands and feet, and all drew, but she abode alway still as a mountain, without moving. Whereof Paschasius was all anguishous and angry, and did do call his enchanters, which might never move her for all enchantery. Then Paschasius did do yoke for her oxen many, for to draw her, and yet they might not move her from the place. Then Paschasius demanded her for what reason might it be that a frail maid might not be drawn ne moved by a thousand men. She said: It is the work of God, and if thou settest thereto yet ten thousand they should not move me. Of these words the judge was sore tormented And Saint Lucy said to him: Wherefore tormentest thou thyself thus? If thou hast proved and assayed that I am the temple of God, believe it. If thou hast not assayed, learn to assay. And hereof was the judge more tormented, for he saw that she made but her mockery with him. Wherefore he did do make about Saint Lucy a right great fire, and made to be cast on her pitch, resin, and boiling oil, and she abode all still tofore the fire, and said: I have prayed to Jesu Christ that this fire have no domination in me to the end that the christian men that believe in God make of thee their derision. And I have prayed for respite of my martyrdom for to take away from the christian men the fear and dread to die for the faith of Jesu Christ, and to take away from the miscreants the avaunting of my martyrdom. The friends of the judge saw that he was confused by the words of Saint Lucy, and of the drawing much greatly tormented, and therefore they roof a sword through her throat, and yet for all that she died not anon, but spake to the people, saying: I announce and show to you that holy church shall have peace, for Diocletian the emperor, which was enemy to holy church is this day put out of his seignory, and Maximian, his fellow, is this day dead. And in likewise as Saint Agatha is patroness and keeper of Catania, in the same wise shall I be committed to be patroness of Syracuse, this city.
And as she spake thus to the people, the sergeants and ministers of Rome came for to take Paschasius and bring him to Rome, because he was accused tofore the senators of Rome of that he had robbed the province; wherefore he received his sentence of the senate, and had his head smitten off. Saint Lucy never removed from the place where she was hurt with the sword, ne died not till the priest came and brought the blessed body of our Lord Jesu Christ. And as soon as she had received the blessed sacrament she rendered and gave up her soul to God, thanking and praising him of all his goodness. In that same place is a church edified in the name of her, whereas many benefits have been given to the honour of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed world without end. Amen.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Joint Declaration With the Lutherans on Justification, 31st of October 1999, part 41:
(vaticancatholic.com och vatican.com)
"Thus the doctrinal condemnations of the 16th century (from the Council of Trent), in so far as they are related to the doctrine of justification, appear in a new light: THE TEACHING OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCHES PRESENTED IN THIS DECLARATION DOES NOT FALL UNDER THE CONDEMNATION FROM THE COUNCIL OF TRENT.”
1) Joint Declaration With the Lutherans on Justification, 31st of October 1999, paragraph 26: ”According to the Lutheran understanding, God justifies sinners in FAITH ALONE.”
2) Joint Declaration With the Lutherans on Justification, 31st of October 1999, paragraph 21: ”According to the Lutheran teaching, HUMAN BEINGS ARE INCAPABLE OF COOPERATING IN THEIR SALVATION, because as sinners they actively oppose God and his saving action.”
3) Joint Declaration With the Lutherans on Justification, 31st of October 1999, paragraph 26: ”…Lutherans…intend rather to express that JUSTIFICATION remains free from human cooperation and IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON THE LIFE RENEWING EFFECTS OF GRACE IN HUMAN BEINGS.”
4) Joint Declaration With the Lutherans on Justification, 31st of October 1999, paragraph 29: ”LUTHERANS UNDERSTAND THIS CONDITION OF THE CHRISTIAN AS A BEING ’AT THE SAME TIME RIGHTEOUS AND SINNER.’ Believers are totally righteous, in that God forgives their sins through Word and Sacrament and grants the righteousness of Christ which they appropriate in faith. In Christ, they recognize that they remain totally sinners.”
5) Joint Declaration With the Lutherans on Justification, 31st of October 1999, paragraph 29 : ”..Lutherans say that justified persons are also sinners and that their opposition to God is truly sin, THET DO NOT DENY THAT, DESPITE THIS SIN, THEY ARE NOT SEPARATED FROM GOD and that this is a ’ruled’ sin.”
And now what the REAL CATHOLIC CHURCH says in the Council of Trent:
1) Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, session 6, chapter 10, ex cathedra: ”You see, that by works a man is justified and NOT BY FAITH ALONE (James 2:24)”
2) Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, session 6, canon 4, ex cathedra: ”IF ANYONE SHALL SAY THAT MAN’S FREE WILL MOVED AND AROUSED BY GOD DOES NOT COOPERATE by assenting to God who rouses and calls, whereby it disposes and prepares itself to obtain the grace of justification, and that it cannot dissent, if it wishes, but that like something inanimate it does nothing at all and is merely in a passive state: LET HIM BE ANATHEMA.”
3) Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, session 6, canon 1, ex cathedra: ”IF ANYONE SHALL SAY THAT MAN CAN BE JUSTIFIED before God by his own works which are done eother by his own natural powers, or through the teaching of the Law, and WITHOUT DIVINE GRACE THROUGH CHRIST JESUS: LET HIM BE ANATHEMA.”
4) Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, session 5: ”FOR IN THOSE WHO ARE BORN AGAIN, GOD hates nothing, because ’THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION, to those who are truly buried together with Christ by baptism unto death’ (Rom. 6:4), who do not ’walk according to the flesh’ (Rom. 8:1), but putting off ’the old man’ and putting on the ’new, who is created according to God’ (Ef 4:22; Col 3:9), ARE MADE INNOCENT, IMMACULATE, PURE, GUILTLESS, and beloved sons of God, ’heirs indeed of God, but co-heirs with Christ’ (Rom. 8:17), so that there is nothing whatever to retard their entrance into Heaven.”
5) Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, session 6, chapter 15, ex cathedra: ”…the doctrine of divine law which excludes from the kingdom of God not only the unbelievers, but also the faithful who are fornicators, adulterers, effeminate, liers with mankind, thieves, covetous, drunkards, railers, extortioners (1 Chor. 6:9), and all others who commit DEADLY SINS, from which with the assistance of divine grace they can refrain and FOR WHICH THEY ARE SEPARATED FROM THE GRACE OF GOD.”
Friday, October 8, 2010
Pope Leo XIII:s encyclica Satis Cognitum, 29th of June, 1896: ”The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, AND ALIEN TO THE CHURCH, WHOEVER WOULD RECEDE IN THE LEAST DEGREE FROM ANY POINT OF DOCTRINE PROPOSED BY HER AUTHORITATIVE MAGISTERIUM”.
Pope Eugenius IV says EX CATHEDRA in the bulle Cantate Domino from 1441: ”Therefore it (the Church) condemns, rejects, anathematizes and DECLARES TO BE OUTSIDE THE BODY OF CHRIST, WHICH IS THE CHURCH, WHOEVER HOLDS OPPOSING OR CONTRARY VIEWS”.
Pope Pius IV bulla Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio from the 15th of february 1559:
”In addition, [by this Our Constitution, which IS TO REMAIN VALID IN PERPETUITY We enact, determine, decree and define:] that if ever at any time it shall appear that any Bishop, even if he be ACTING as an Archbishop, Patriarch or Primate; or any Cardinal of the aforesaid Roman Church, or, as has already been mentioned, any legate, or EVEN THE ROMAN PONTIFF, prior to his promotion or his elevation as Cardinal or ROMAN PONTIFF HAS DEVIATED FROM THE CATHOLIC FAITH OR FALLEN INTO SOME HERESY:
(i) the promotion or elevation, EVEN IF IT SHALL HAVE BEEN UNCONTESTED AND BY THE UNANIMOUS ASSENT OF ALL THE CARDINALS. SHALL BE NULL, VOID AND WORTHLESS;
(ii) IT SHALL NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR IT TO ACQUIRE VALIDITY (NOR FOR IT TO BE SAID THAT IT HAS THUS AQUIRED VALIDITY) through the acceptance of the office, of consecration, of subsequent authority, nor through possession of administration, nor through the putative enthronement of a Roman Pontiff, OR VENERATION, OR OBEDIENCE ACCORDED TO SUCH BY ALL, NOR TO THE LAPSE OF ANY PERIOD OF TIME in the forgoing situation;
(iii) it shall not be held as partially legitimate in any way;
(iv) to any so promoted to be Bishops, or Archbishops, or Patriarchs, or Primates or elevated as Cardinals, or as Roman Pontiff, NO AUTHORITY SHALL HAVE BEEN GRANTED, nor shall it be considered to have been so granted either in the spiritual or the temporal domain;
(v) EACH AND ALL OF THEIR WORDS, DEEDS, ACTIONS AND ENACTMENTS, HOWSOEVER MADE, and anything whatsoever to which these may give rise, SHALL BE WITHOUT FORCE AND SHALL GRANT NO STABILITY WHATSOEVER NOR ANY RIGHT TO ANYONE;
(vi) THOSE THUS PROMOTED OR ELEVATED SHALL BE DEPRIVED AUTOMATICALLY, AND WITHOUT NEED FOR ANY FURTHER DECLARATION, OF ALL DIGNITY, POSITION, HONOUR, TITLE, AUTHORITY, OFFICE AND POWER.”
We have now seen that a heretic is not a member of the Catholic Church, and therefore he can not be the head of a Church where he is not even a member!!
We have also seen that a person who turns out to have been a heretic PRIOR to his election and elevation to the papal office, automatically looses his office and power, even if he should have the title "pope". He looses this office AUTOMATICALLY and WITHOUT NEED for any further DECLARATION. Now, let's look at some of Ratzingers manifest heresies BEFORE he was elected "pope":
Part 1 – CHURCH UNITY!
Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology (1982), p. 148: ”The canon of Holy Scripture can be traced back to them, or, at least, to the UNDIVIDED CHURCH OF THE FIRST CENTURUES of which they were the representatives.”
Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology (1982), p. 147: ”The Fathers, we can now say, were the theological teachers of the UNDIVIDED CHURCH…”
Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology (1982), p. 145-146: ”The Fathers are the teachers OF THE YET UNDIVIDED CHURCH.”
Joseph Ratzinger, Co-workers of the truth: meditations for every day of the year (1990) p. 29:
”To borrow Congar's cogent phrase, it would be both foolish and perverse to identify THE EFFICACY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH THE WORK OF THE ECCLESIAL APPARATUS. THIS MEANS THAT EVEN IN CATHOLIC BELIEF THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH IS STILL IN THE PROCESS OF FORMATI ON; THAT IT WILL BE TOTALLY ACHIEVED ONLY IN THE EASCHATON”
Now, this is what the true Church says:
The niceno-konstantinopolitan creed 381, ex cathedra: ”We believe in… One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church."
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognium, 29th of June 1896: ”The Church in respect of its UNITY belongs to the category of things INDIVISIBLE by nature…”
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, 29th of June 1896: ”… This UNITY CANNOT BE BROKEN, nor the ONE BODY DIVIDED BY THE SEPARATION OF ITS CONSTITUENT PARTS.”
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, 6th of Jan, 1928: ”… here it seems opportunate to expound and to refute a certain false opinion..For they are of OPINION THAT THE UNITY OF FAITH AND GOVERNMENT, WHICH IS A NOTE OF THE ONE TRUE CHURCH, HAS HARDLY UP TO THE RESENT TIME EXISTED, AND DOES NOT TODAY EXIST.”
The heresies of Ratzingers BEFORE he was elected "pope"
PART 2- the MESSIAH!
Joseph Ratzinger, The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible. 2001: ”Jewish MESSIANIC EXPECTATION IS NOT IN VAIN…”
Joseph Ratzinger, The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible. 2001: ”…to read the Bible as Judaism does necessarily involves an implicit acceptance of all its presuppositions, that is, the full acceptance of what Judaism is, in particular, the authority of its writings and rabbinic traditions, WHICH EXCLUDE FAITH IN JESUS AS MESSIAH AND SON OF GOD…CHRISTIANS CAN AND OUGHT TO ADMIT THAT THE JEWISH READING OF THE BIBLE IS A POSSIBLE ONE…”
Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p.209: ”IT IS OF COURSE POSSIBLE TO READ THE OLD TESTAMENT SO THAT IT IS NOT DIRECTED TOWARD CHRIST; IT DOES NOT POINT QUITE UNEQUIVOCALLY TO CHRIST. And if Jews cannot see the promises as being fulfilled in him, this is not just ill will on their part, but genuinely because of the obscurity of the texts..THERE ARE PERFECTLY GOOD REASONS, THEN, FOR DENYING THAT THE OLD TESTAMENT REFERS TO CHRIST AND FOR SAYING, NO, THAT IS NOT WHAT HE SAID. And there are also good reasons for referring it to him – that is what the dispute between Jews and Christians is about.”
(I think most people know that it is a CATHOLIC DOGMA that you have to believe that Jesus is the Messiah in order to be a Christian...)
The heresies of Ratzingers BEFORE he was elected "pope"
PART 3 – the SCRIPTURES:
Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000 p. 153: ”It is another thing to see he Bible as a whole as the Word of God, in which everything relates to everything else, and everything is disclosed as you go on. It follows straightway that neither the criterion of inspiration nor that of infallibility can be applied mechanically. IT IS QUITE IMPOSSIBLE TO PICK OUT ONE SINGLE SENTENCE AND SAY, RIGHT, YOU FIND THIS SENTENCE IN GOD’S GREAT BOOK, SO IT MUST SIMPLY BE TRUE IN ITSELF…”
Joseph Ratzinger, A New Song For the Lord, 1995, p.86: ”THE PAGAN CREATION ACCOUNTS ON WHICH THE BIBLICAL STORY IS IN PART BASED end without exception in the establishment of a cult, but the cult in this case is situated in the cycle of the do ut des.”
Now, look at what the true Church says:
Pope Pius IX, Vatikancouncil, Sess III, chap 3, ex cathedra: ”Further, by divine and Catholic faith, ALL THOSE THINGS MUST BE BELIEVED WHICH ARE CONTAINED IN THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD and in tradition, and those which are proposed by the Church, either in a solemn pronouncement or in her ordinary and universal teaching power, to be believed as divinely revealed.”
Pope Leo XIII, Providentissimus Deus, 18th of November, 1893: ”FOR ALL THE BOOKS WHICH THE CHURCH RECEIVES AS SACRED AND CANONICAL, ARE WRITTEN WHOLLY AND ENTIRELY, WITH ALL THEIR PARTS, AT THE DICTATION OF THE HOLY GHOST: and so far is it from being possible that any error can co-exist with inspiration, that inspiration not inly is essentially incompatible with error, but excludes and rejects it as absolutely and necessarily as it is impossible that God Himself, the supreme Truth, can utter that which is not true. THIS IS THE ANCIENT AND UNCHANGING FAITH OF THE CHURCH, SOLEMNLY DEFINED IN THE COUNCILS OF FLORENCE AND OF TRENT, and finally confirmed and more expressely formulated by the Council of the Vatican.”
The heresies of Ratzingers BEFORE he was elected "pope"
PART 4- the PAPAL OFFICE:
Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology (1982), s.198: ”NOR IS IT POSSIBLE, ON THE OTHER HAND, FOR HIM TO REGARD AS THE ONLY POSSIBLE FORM AND, CONSEQUENTLY, AS BINDING ON ALL CHRISTIANS THE FORM THIS PAPACY HAS TAKEN IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES. The symbolic gestures of Pope Paul VI and, in particular, his kneeling before the representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch (heretikern Athenagoras) were an attempt to express precisely this…”
Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology (1982), s. 198-199: ”In other words, ROME MUST NOT REQUIRE MORE FROM THE EAST WITH RESPECT TO THE DOCTRINE OF THE PRIMACY THAN HAD BEEN FORMULATED AND WAS LIVED IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM. When the Patriarch Athenagoras, on July 25, 1967, on the occasion of the Pope’s visit to Phanar, designated him as the successor of St. Peter, as the most esteemed among us, as one who presides in charity, THIS GREAT CHURCH LEADER WAS EXPRESSING THE ECCLESIAL CONTENT OF THE DOCTRINE OF THE PRIMACY AS IT WAS KNOWN IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM. ROME NEED NOT ASK FOR MORE.
Now look at what the true Church says:
Pope Pius IX, Mortalium Animos, 6th of January 1928: ”AMONG THEM (heretics and schismatics) THERE INDEED ARE SOME, THOUGH FEW, WHO, GRANT TO THE ROMAN PONTIFF A PRIMACY OF HONOR or even a certain jurisdiction or power, but this, however, they consider not to arise from the divine law but from the consent of the faithful.”
Pope Pius IX, Vatican council, ex cathedra: ”….all the faithful of Christ MUST BELIEVE that the Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff hold primacy over the whole world…This is the doctrine of Catholic truth from which no one can deviate and keep his faith and salvation.
Pope Bonifacius VIII, Unam Sanctam, 18th of November 1302:, ex cathedra: ”…we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff.”
The heresies of Ratzingers BEFORE he was elected "pope"
PART 5– PROTESTANTISM:
Joseph Ratzinger, Theological Highlights of Vatican II, 1966 p. 61,68: ”…Meantime THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS NO RIGHT TO ABSORB OTHER CHURCHES….A BASIC UNITY – OF CHURCHES THAT REMAIN CHURCHES, YET BECOME ONE CHURCH – MUST REPLACE THE IDEA OF CONVERSION.”
Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology (1982), p. 263: ”THAT WHICH IN LUTHER MAKES ALL ELSE BEARABLE BECAUSE OF THE GREATNESS OF HIS SPIRITUAL FERVOR…”
Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology (1982), p. 304: ”…Taize (protestant ”monastery”) has been, without a doubt, the leading example of an ecumenical inspiration…SIMILAR COMMUNITIES OF FAITH (sic!) AND OF SHARED LIVING SHOULD BE FORMED ELSEWERE…”
Anti-pope Benedict XVI, 17th of August 2005 speaking of the death of ”brother” Roger Shutz (the protestant founder of a heretical ecumenical ”monastery”): ”BRO. ROGER SHUTZ is in the hands of eternal goodness, of eternal love; HE HAS ARRIVED AT ETERNAL JOY…”
Anti-pope Benedict XVI, in his speach to protestants during the World Youth Day, 19th of August 2005: ”And we now ask: What does it mean to RESTORE THE UNITY OF ALL CHRISTIANS?...THIS UNITY DOES NOT MEAN WHAT COULD BE CALLED ECUMENISM OF THE RETURN: THAT IS, TO DENY AND REJECT ONE’S OWN FAITH HISTORY. ABSOLUTELY NOT!”
Now let's look at what the true Church says:
St. Gregorius the Great in his maxim: ”The holy universal Church teaches that it is not possible to worship God truly except in her AND ASSERTS THAT ALL WHO ARE OUTSIDE OF HER WILL NOT BE SAVED.”
There is no doubt about it. Joseph Ratzinger was a manifest heretic BEFORE he was elevated to the papal office, and therefore he is not a member of the Church, and can not be it's Head.. Any heretic looses his office AUTOMATICALLY and WITHOUT NEED for any further DECLARATION. Even a "pope"..when found to be a heretic BEFORE his election to an office..
Saturday, September 11, 2010
1. The Commandment for Christian Unity Comes from Christ Himself. On the night before he died, Christ prayed, “May they all be one…so that the world may believe.” (Jn 16:21ff) Christ prayed for it. We have to pray and work for it too.
2. The Biggest Stumbling Block to the Credibility of the Gospel is a Divided Christianity. Sadly, modern society is not well disposed towards religion in general and Christianity in particular. As the world has become more secular, one of the chief arguments people use against Christians is that we simply don’t have our act together. We need to change that perception if we want to be taken seriously.
3. Working for Christian Unity is Integral to the Life of the Church. The Apostle Paul constantly worked and prayed for unity in the Church. So too should today’s Catholics. In his encyclical Ut Unum Sint, Pope John Paul II said: “Thus promoting Christian unity, is not just some sort of "appendix" which is added to the Church's traditional activity. Rather, ecumenism is an organic part of her life and work and consequently pervades all that she is and does...”
4. “Convergence” not “Compromise” is the Key to Christian Unity. Working for Christian unity does not mean giving up what is essential to the Catholic faith simply to get along with other Christians. Rather, it is searching for ways to express the truth of the gospel. For Christians the Truth is not a something, but a someONE, and that is Jesus the Christ. Like a wagon wheel with Christ at the center and each Christian on the spokes, in the search for truth, the closer we get to Christ, the closer we get to one another.
5. Ecumenism Happens on Many Levels. Ecumenism can happen in a marriage where the spouses come from different Christian traditions or through a program between a parish and a local Orthodox, Protestant or Evangelical congregation. Or it could be on the diocesan, national, or international level.
6. The First Work of Unity is Prayer. Christians can and should pray together for unity. When we join our prayers for unity to the prayer of Christ, then unity is possible. This is a sign of the real, but imperfect communion which we share in our common baptism. However, because we are not in full communion, Catholics should not receive the Eucharist in other churches and vice versa.
7. The Second Work of Unity is Common Work and Witness. Working together in areas of common concern is a powerful step toward unity. What we can do together, we should do together, especially in acts of charity. Many parishes and congregations work together to run common food pantries, social service agencies, medical clinics and emergency response teams.
8. The Third Work of Unity is Dialogue. Once Christians have prayed and worked together, it makes sense to explore the beliefs, practices and doctrines we hold in common. Dialogue starts with seeking to know the other and often there is more that unites than divides us. When we understand where we converge, we can begin to honestly explore the theological and practical issues that still divide us.
9. Apathy and Proselytism are Opposed to Unity. We live in a privileged time. The animosities that brought about a divided Christianity are no longer present. Yet we cannot sit back and do nothing. Likewise, proselytism, or the deliberate targeting of another Christian or group of Christians for the sole purpose of getting them to reject their church to join another, is not allowed. Some people may feel called in conscience to change from one tradition to another, but “sheep stealing” is unacceptable.
10. Achieving Unity is Going to Take a Long, Long Time.We have lived in a divided Christianity for almost a thousand years. Christian unity is not going to be achieved overnight. But by praying together, working together and engaging in charitable, deliberate dialogue, we can work with the Holy Spirit so that the prayer of Christ at the Last Supper, “that they all may be one…that the world may believe” will come to fruition. We have lived in a divided Christianity for almost a thousand years. Christian unity is not going to be achieved overnight. But by praying together, working together and engaging in charitable, deliberate dialogue, we can work with the Holy Spirit so that the prayer of Christ at the Last Supper, “that they all may be one…that the world may believe” will come to fruition.
Here are an example of a typical heretical statement by the anti-popes of the II Vatican "Church"...where they deny one of the four cournerstones of Catholic doctrine, namely that the church is UNITED (in unity, one)
John Paul II, Homilia, Dec 5, 1996 – on the subject of common prayer with non-Catholics: ”When we pray together, we do so with the longing ’THAT THERE MAY BE ONE VISIBLE CHURCH OF GOD, A CHURCH TRULY UNIVERSAL and sent forth to the whole world that the world may be converted to the Gospel and so be saved, to the glory of God’ (citat ur Unitatis Redintegratio, 1.).”
And then what the TRUE CHURCH teaches:
The niceno-constantinopolitan creed 381, ex cathedra: ”We believe in… One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognium, 29th of june 1896: ”The Church in respect of its UNITY belongs to the category of things INDIVISIBLE by nature…”
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, 29th of june 1896: ”… This UNITY CANNOT BE BROKEN, nor the ONE BODY DIVIDED BY THE SEPARATION OF ITS CONSTITUENT PARTS.”
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, 6th of Jan, 1928: ”… here it seems opportunate to expound and to refute a certain false opinion..For they are of OPINION THAT THE UNITY OF FAITH AND GOVERNMENT, WHICH IS A NOTE OF THE ONE TRUE CHURCH, HAS HARDLY UP TO THE RESENT TIME EXISTED, AND DOES NOT TODAY EXIST.”
The novus ordo is NOT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH! It is a false anti-church and it contradicts Catholic teaching on a daily basis all over the world!
Friday, September 3, 2010
The Life of Saint Denis
And Virbius his son, which was a knight at Rome under three emperors, came afterward to Paris and was baptized, and put himself in the number of the religious. And the wicked paynims doubted that the good christian men would bury the body of Rusticus and Eleutherius, and commanded that they should be cast into the river Seine. And a noble woman bade them to dine that bare them, and whilst they dined, this lady took away the bodies and buried them secretly in a field of hers, and after, when the persecution was ceased, she took them thence, and laid them honourably with the body of Saint Denis. And they suffered death about the year of our Lord four score and sixteen, under Domitian. The years of the age of Saint Denis four score and ten.
On a time when Regulus the holy bishop sang mass at Arles, and rehearsed the names of the apostles in the canon, he added and joined thereto the blessed martyrs Denis, Rusticus, and Eleutherius, which so said, many supposed that they yet lived, and marvelled why he so rehearsed their names in the canon. And they so wondering, there appeared upon the cross of the altar three doves sitting, which had the names of the saints marked and written on their breasts with blood, which diligently beholding, they understood well that the saints were departed out of this world. And Hincmar, bishop of Rheims, saith in an epistle which he sent to Charles that, this Denis that was sent into France was Denis Areopagite as afore is said, and the same saith Johannes Scotus in an epistle to Charles, lest by the reason of the counting of the time should be said against, as some would object. About the year of our Lord eight hundred and thirty-two, in the time of Louis, king of France, the messengers of Michael, emperor of Constantinople, among other things, brought to Louis, son of Charles le Grand, the books of Saint Denis of the hierarchy of the angels, translated out of Greek into Latin, and were received with great joy, and that same night were nineteen sick men healed in his church.
About the year of our Lord six hundred and forty-three, like as it is contained in a chronicle, Dagobert, king of France, which reigned long tofore Pepin, began to have from his childhood great reverence to Saint Denis, for when he doubted in that time the ire of his father Clothair, he fled anon to the church of Saint Denis. And when this holy king was dead, it was showed in a vision unto a holy man that, the soul of him was ravished to judgment, and that many saints accused him that he had despoiled their churches. And as the wicked angels would have had him to the pains, the blessed Denis came thither, and by him he was delivered at his coming, and escaped from the pains, and peradventure the soul returned to the body and did penance. King Clovis discovered the body of Saint Denis not duly, and brake the bone of his arm and ravished it away covetously, and anon he became out of his mind. Then let us worship Almighty God in his saints, that we, by their merits, may amend ourselves in this wretched life, that we may after this life come into his sempiternal bliss in heaven. Amen.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Pope Leo XIII’s Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel is prophetic. Composed over 100 years ago, and then suppressed, Pope Leo XIII’s original Prayer to St. Michael is a very interesting and controversial prayer relating to the present situation in which the true Catholic Church finds itself. On September 25, 1888, following his morning Mass, Pope Leo XIII became traumatized to the point that he collapsed. Those in attendance thought that he was dead. After coming to consciousness, the pope described a frightful conversation that he had heard coming from near the tabernacle. The conversation consisted of two voices – voices which Pope Leo XIII clearly understood to be the voices of Jesus Christ and the Devil. The Devil boasted that he could destroy the Church, if he were granted 75 years to carry out his plan (or 100 years, according to some accounts). The Devil also asked permission for “a greater influence over those who will give themselves to my service.” To the Devil’s requests, Our Lord reportedly replied: “you will be given the time and the power.”
Shaken deeply by what he had heard, Pope Leo XIII composed the following Prayer to St. Michael (which is also a prophecy) and ordered it to be recited after all Low Masses as a protection for the Church against the attacks from Hell. What follows is the prayer (note especially the bolded portions), followed by some of our comments. The prayer was taken from The Raccolta, 1930, Benziger Bros., pp. 314-315. The Raccolta is an imprimatured collection of the official and indulgenced prayers of the Catholic Church.
Pope Leo XIII’s prophecy about the future apostasy in Rome
O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and Powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in his own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.
Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven.
That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan, who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of his Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of IMPURITY, and of every vice and iniquity.
These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the CHURCH, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.
Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and Patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered, the root of David.
Let thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
As we have hoped in thee.
O Lord, hear my prayer.
And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon thy holy name, and as suppliants we implore thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel St. Michael, thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.
As one who reads the prayer (especially the bolded portion) can see, Pope Leo XIII seemed to foresee and predict the great apostasy; and he seemed to pinpoint that this apostasy would be led from Rome – Rome which alone is “the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world.” Pope Leo foresaw that this place (Vatican City in Rome), where had been set up the Chair of Peter by the first Pope, St. Peter himself, would become the throne of Satan’s abominable impiety, with the “iniquitous design that when the Pastor (the true Pope) has been struck, the sheep (the Catholic faithful) may be scattered.” These are Pope Leo XIII’s words.
Pope Leo XIII was not predicting the defection of the Catholic Church (which is impossible, as the gates of Hell can never prevail against the Church [Mt. 16]), nor the defection of the Chair of Peter (which is also impossible), but rather he was predicting the implementation of an apostate, counterfeit Catholic religion from Rome, in which “the pastor” (the true pope) is replaced by a usurping antipope (as has occurred at times in Church history), with the iniquitous design that “the sheep may be scattered.”
Pope Leo’s prayer also foresaw that Satan’s impure apostates would lay impious hands “on the Church’s most sacred possessions.” What are the Church’s most sacred possessions? The most sacred possessions of the Church are those things which Christ entrusted to Her: namely, the deposit of faith (with all of its dogmas) and the seven sacraments instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Therefore, Pope Leo’s prayer foretold the attempted destruction of the deposit of faith with Vatican II and the new sacramental rites of the Vatican II Church. Both of these will be covered in detail in this book. We will see that Paul VI’s laying of impious hands on the Church’s seven sacramental rites beginning in April of 1969, which produced an invalid New Mass, an invalid New Rite of Ordination, and gravely doubtful rites of Confirmation and Extreme Unction, fulfilled Pope Leo’s prediction to the letter.
In 1934, Pope Leo’s striking prayer (given above) was changed without explanation. The key phrase referring to the apostasy in Rome (the Holy Place, where the See of Peter has been set up for the light of the world) was removed. Around the same time, the use of Pope Leo XIII’s longer Prayer to St. Michael after each Low Mass was replaced by a shorter prayer, the now famous abbreviated Prayer to St. Michael. This prayer goes as follows:
“St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.”
There is nothing wrong with this prayer to St. Michael; in fact, it is very good and efficacious. However, the point is that it’s not the longer Prayer to St. Michael that Pope Leo XIII composed. The shorter prayer was, in the view of many, promoted as a substitute, so that the faithful would be unaware of the incredible content of the longer prayer, as described above. If the longer Prayer to St. Michael had been recited at the end of every Low Mass and not suppressed in 1934, how many millions more would have been stirred to a resistance when they encountered the attempted new post-Vatican II religion that we will cover in this book? How many would have seen through the systematic dismantling of the traditional Catholic Faith after Vatican II?
Pope Leo XIII’s longer Prayer to St. Michael also fits perfectly with Our Lady of La Salette’s famous appearance and prediction in 1846: “Rome will lose the faith and become the Seat of the Antichrist... the Church will be in eclipse.” Pope Leo’s words suggest that Antichrist himself, or at least the forces of Antichrist, would set up their seat in Rome: “In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter… they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety…”
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
And now his latest news. He is no longer a sedevacantist. He never was in the first place. Like most people of his kind, he has all the way rejected the salvation dogma, a clear sign of his bad will. He belongs to the kind of people who believes that there is a possability of saving your soul through ignorance when you just follow your consciense. It's the same as saying that ALMIGHTY GOD should be ignorant of the state of a soul, or dependant on people in order to share the truth with them. What a blasphemy against God's greatness!
So now Paleocrat has come to the conclution that sedevacantism is to reject authority, to operate without jurisdiction, that it is spiritual anarchy!! That the code of Canon Law from 1917 leaves all judgement to the Pope and Cardinals. Has he still not understood that we are sedevacantists because all the things that the Church and the Popes have taught us during the A.D. era matters more to us than the number of people who still believe in it today does? It is BECAUSE the authority of the Church matters so much to us that we are sedevacantists. We reject the constant corruption of the Faith. Has he forgotten about the warnings given to the Church by our Lady of Fatima? Or by Pope Leo the XIII and his prayer to St. Michael the Archangel? Has he forgotten about the oath against modernism? And when it comes to jurisdiction, who in his mind are supposed to give this jurisdiction? The non-existing arch-bishops? In Norway there are no priests, no bishops.. So when we find a traditional priest somewhere else and he agrees to come and visit us, should we not receive him only because there does not exist anyone who still keeps the faith to give him that jurisdiction? If there was such a person, the priest would obviously not serve here without his blessing. But now he is free to serve us because we live in a clergy-desert! We have for now nothing and noone but God to watch over us. Or should we turn to heretics for this jurisdiction? Men outside the Church? Or does the Code of Canon Law from 1917 force us to go to a false imitation of the Pope or the Cardinals for jurisdiction? You have got to be kidding me! They are by their own words and actions outside the Church. The Divine Law condemns them. They are NOT above God Himself and not free to do whatever they want. So this guy can continue to go where the wind blows, to seek the attention that he obviously is in great need of. And the ones who want to be Catholic can continue to do so, trusting in God to keep them safe and not in heretics and trange pop-up organizations. It's not spiritual anarchy, it is obedience to Christ and to His Church who never changes! Here is his latest news, and let it speak for itself. Don't be fooled.
After I wrote this I found this videofile, published by Most Holy Family Monastery..
Sunday, June 20, 2010
"And if you now are troubled and afraid about the burden and difficulty of work and sickness, then consider how difficult and painful it is to burn in hell! What would you not deserve if you had offended an earthly master as you have me? For even though I love you with all my heart, still I do not act against justice in the least point.
Therefore, as you have sinned in all your limbs, so shall you also make satisfaction and penance in every limb. But, because of your good will and your purpose of atoning for your sins, I shall change my justice into mercy by foregoing painful punishment for but a little penance. Therefore, embrace and take upon yourself a little work, so that you may be made clean of sin and reach the great reward sooner. For the bride should grow tired working alongside her bridegroom so that she may all the more confidently take her rest with him.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ’s words of wisdom to His bride about how she should love and honor Him, the Bridegroom, and about how the evil love the world and hate God."
From Chapter 4:
“I showed you three things from which you could recognize the good spirit: I invited you to honor your God, who made you and gave you all the good things you have; your reason also tells you to honor him above all things. I further invited you to keep the true faith, that is, to believe that nothing has been created without God nor may be made without God. I also invited you to love reasonable work and continence in all things, for the world was created for man’s sake, in order that he may use it according to his reasonable needs, and not in excess.
In the same way, you may also recognize the unclean spirit, the devil, from three opposing things: He tempts and advises you to seek and desire your own praise, and to be proud of the things given you. He also tempts you into unbelief and intemperance in all your limbs and in all things, and makes your heart inflamed by them. Sometimes he also deceives men under the guise of a good spirit. This is why I commanded you to always examine your conscience and reveal it to spiritual men of wisdom!
Therefore, do not doubt that the good spirit of God is with you when you desire nothing but God and are completely inflamed by him! Only I can do this, and it is impossible for the devil to come near you then. He also cannot come near to any evil man unless I allow it, either because of his sins, or some secret judgment that is known only to me. For he is my creature like all other things - he was created good by me, but made himself evil by his own malice – therefore, I am Lord over him.
From chapter 5:
“I am the Creator of all things - I, the King of Glory and the Lord of Angels! I built for myself a lovely castle and placed my chosen men in it, but my enemies undermined the foundation and overpowered my friends so much so that the marrow is violently forced out of my friends’ feet...
Then God said to his heavenly host that stood around him: “What do you think about these who have conquered my castle?” ...
The castle I spoke about previously is the Holy Church and the souls of Christians, which I built with my own blood and that of the saints. I cemented and joined it with my love and placed my friends and chosen men in it. The foundation is true faith, that is, to believe that I am a righteous and merciful judge.
Now, however, this foundation is undermined because all believe and preach that I am merciful, but almost no one preaches or believes me to be a righteous judge. They view me as an unjust judge! Unjust and unrighteous, indeed, would the judge be who, out of mercy, allowed the unrighteous to go unpunished, so that they could oppress the righteous even more! But I am a righteous and merciful judge; for I do not let even the least sin go unpunished, nor the least good go unrewarded. By the undermining of this wall’s foundation, there entered into the Holy Church people who sin without fear, who deny that I am a righteous judge, and who torment my friends as severely as those who are placed in the stocks. My friends have no joy or consolation given to them but, instead, every kind of mockery and torment are inflicted upon them as if they were possessed by the devil. When they tell the truth about me, they are rejected and accused of lying.
From chapter 36:
For there are three states for humans in the world: The first state is that of those who fall into sin and get up again; these do I sometimes allow to suffer in their bodies so that they may be saved. The second state is that of those who would gladly live forever to be able to sin forever and who have all of their will and thought directed to the world, and if they do anything for me at any time, they do it with the intention of their worldly possessions growing and prospering. Neither punishment of the body nor very much pain of the heart is given to these people, but instead they are allowed to follow their own power and will, because they will receive a reward here for the least little good they have done for me to then be tormented for all eternity. For since their will to sin is everlasting, their torment shall also be everlasting. The third state is that of those who are more afraid of sinning against me and offending me than they fear any torment. They would rather endure to be tortured with unbearable pain in eternity than consciously provoke me to wrath. Sorrow of body and heart are given to these men, as with Peter and Paul and other saints, so that they may amend for all their sins in this world, or so that they may be chastised for a time for the sake of their greater glory and as an example to others. I have shown this threefold mercy to three persons in this kingdom whose names are well known to you.
But now, my angel and servant, tell me, for what kind of mercy do you pray for my bride?” He answered: “I pray for the mercy of her soul and body, so that she may amend for all her sins in this world and so that none of her sins may come before your judgment.” Our Lord answered: “May it be done according to your will.” Then he said to the bride: “You are mine and I will do with you as I please. Love nothing as much as me. Purify yourself constantly from sin every hour according to the advice of those I have entrusted you to. Hide no sin! Leave nothing unexamined! Do not consider any sin to be light or worthy of disregard! For anything you forget, I will remind you of and judge. None of the sins you have done will come before my judgment if they are punished and expiated through your penance while you live. But those sins for which you made no penance will be purged either in purgatory or by some secret judgment of mine, unless you make a full satisfaction and amendment for them here in the world.”
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I have come to love this prayer, and I find strenght and hope in it. Just concider how Pope Pius V also lived in a time of Terror-stricken Christendom, how men despised the fear of God or how Turkey's countless navy yielded to the power of prayer!!
Wars and tumults fill the earth;
Men the fear of God despise;
Retribution, vengeance, wrath,
Brood upon the angry skies.
Holy Pius, Pope sublime!
Whom, in this most evil time-
Whom, of Saints in bliss, can we
better call to aid than thee?
None more mightily than thou
Hath, by holy deed or word,
Through the spacious earth below,
Spread the glory of the Lord.
Thine it was, O Pontiff brave!
Pontiff of eternal Rome!
From barbaric yoke to save
When Lepanto's gulf beheld,
Strewn upon its waters fair,
Turkey's countless navy yield
To the power of thy prayer.
Who meanwhile with prophet's eye,
Didst the distant battle see,
And announce to standers-by
That same moment's victory.
Mightier now and glorified,
Hear the suppliant cry we pour;
Crush rebellions haughty pride:
Quell the din of rising war.
At thy prayers may golden peace
Down to earth descend again;
License, discord, trouble cease;
Justice, truth and order reign.
To the Lord of endless days,
One Almighty Trinity,
Sempiternal glory, praise,
Honor, might and blessing be. Amen.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
2.Paral 14:10 And Asa went out to meet him, and set his army in array for battle in the vale of Sephata, which is near Maresa:
11 And he called upon the Lord God, and said: O Lord, there is no difference with Thee, whether Thou help with few, or with many: help us, O Lord our God: for with confidence in Thee, and in Thy Name, we are come against this multitude. O Lord Thou art our God, let not man prevail against Thee. 12 And the Lord terrified the Ethiopians before Asa and Juda: and the Ethiopians fled.
A prayer suited for today as well. For with God we can run against an army or leap over a wall. He makes our feet like the feet of deer! We may be few but it should not bring us down!
"Artist" Jan Vilks was attacked during an open lecture about free speach at Uppsala University in Sweden, where he showed a movie presenting the anti-prophet Muhammed as a naked, homosexual man. Vilks has been living with a prize on his head ever since his provocing drawings of Muhammed in 2007. Although it angers me to hear angry muslims cry out to their false god in public places, I can't help pondering upon their zealous attitude. How many times have not similar attacks of blasphemy been committed against the Lord Jesus Christ in the last few years, like that horrifying exhibition "Ecce Homo", also in Sweden, and noone say or do anything at all. I will leave you with this one thought: PRAYERS IN REPARATION FOR BLASPHEMIES!! Like "The Golden Arrow-prayer," or honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus or His Holy Face.
Monday, May 10, 2010
A lot of the current information about the Catholic Church and the sedevacantist position comes from the english speaking world. I fully appreciate all the useful information published by different organizations and groups that are out there. To find Catholic litterature of the good, old kind in the Nordic languages is more or less an impossibility. After more than 400 years under protestant ruling, the traces of truth have been skillfully erased, books burned, historical facts altered etc. Nowadays we even have the imposter-sect the Novus Ordo to battle against, with all their "revised versions" of writings, sometimes revised into the unrecognizable.
But what both puzzles me and grieves me, as an outsider, not being a member of any organisation, not even having a Priest in the region or a Mass to go to.. is to observe the numerous kinds of strange attitudes and even heresies held within the sedevacantist community. (And by community I don't mean that I am in communion with heretics, since it is a fact that it only takes one heresy to fall outside of the Church.)The most frequent ones seem to be
1) That there is no salvation outside the Church, except..EXCEPT!!? People always have exceptions. Whether it is the unbaptized infants, the 12-year old protestant, the ignorant of good will who are following their own conscienses.. Why do people always think that God knows all minor things, all of our little problems and everyday battles, and then He, the Almighty God! should NOT KNOW about the much bigger and more important issue of .. weather or not people have heard the true gospel. Is God ignorant of the heathens? Does He depend upon man to share the truth with anyone? Did He not convert St. Paul on the way to Damascus? All humanbeings without exceptions are outside the Church AND outside salvation as long as they are not in unity with the Church in faith, having entered by water baptism. And they are guilty of sin and will be condemned, if not for not having heard, then for actual and original sin. Why is that so hard to grasp? And why do we have examples in Church history of the Saints raising the unbaptized from the dead in order for them to be baptized, if it was not absolutely necessary for them in order to enter Heaven?
2)The natural family planning heresy. Why do Catholics refuse God His right over their bodies for procreation? Do they not know that duty comes before pleasure? Do they not understand that marriage is a Sacrament and a calling to bring about little Christians, Godwilling? Do they not know that fleshly lust in itself is a sin, even within a marriage if the main-intention of the marriage act is deliberately avoided? And that chastity is a virtue?
3)The heresy that having a Mass to go to is more important than keeping the Faith.
We are not Catholics if we go to the Latin Mass, we are Catholics when we keep the Faith. You Commune with those that you believe and hope to share eternity with. In the Nordic region, even before the "Reformation" we read about Catholics who could not go to Mass for 7 years. And we don't have a Mass today. Does that make us less Catholic? Does that exclude us from the Church? Not at all. Compromising your Faith does.
4) The strange attitude that it is more important that you wear a neck-tie and a shirt to Church than that you prepare your heart before you enter. Why not strive to be better on the inside? Does God really care that much about outer appearance? He cares about MODESTY, yes, but a tie? Why not encourage people to drop by the Church during lunch-hours, after work, before school? If you have the privilege of having a Church around, why not strive to BE THERE as much as you can. Do you have to worry about "running home to get your tie and Jacket and nice shoes?" And the fashion is a modern invention, maybe even vanity for some people. As an outsider, longing to have a Church to go to, I grieve for you and your invented problems. Wear a tie if you want to, but don't judge a brother who wears sandals but who comes with a pure heart or at least a longing for a pure heart. Did not Jesus himself wear sandals? He even told his followers to only have ONE PAIR! Worry about how to get the gospel out to people and to your own children instead. Now, there's a challenge!
Alongside this youtube video, (which was obviously not produced by Catholics but still have a few ineresting points) there is also a longer movie called "What the West needs to know about Islam", that I would recommend people to watch. It's very interesting and exposes Islam as being an aggressive religion rather than a religion of peace. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781#