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Saturday, October 24, 2015

So what will this "new Church" the Synod is giving us look like?

Get ready for the "spirit of the Synod." Here are two video views summarizing the Synod. Both Michael Matt and Michael Voris raise alarm bells. Pray for Holy Mother Church. It seems the prophecy of Sr. Lucia, one of the seers of Fatima, is being worked out. She said the devil's final battle would be over the family and we are seeing it first hand. May God preserve us from a "new Church" that seems to be the goal of so many dissenter bishops and their cronies in the laity.

Church Militant report on final showdown. 

After reading the pope's speech at the end of the Synod, I can't disagree with Michael Matt. Once again Pope Francis implicitly condemned those who hold fast to the doctrine and tradition of the Church as people with "closed hearts" who use doctrine as "dead stones to be hurled at others." Well, take a look at the address yourself. I'll just reprint a portion below. But my question for the Holy Father is, "What is this 'eternal newness' in the Church?" More questions in red:
[The Synod was about bearing witness to everyone that, for the Church, the Gospel continues to be a vital source of eternal newness, against all those who would “indoctrinate” it in dead stones to be hurled at others. To whom are you referring, Holy Father? Who's hurling stones? And are you referring to the living dogma as dead stones?
It was also about laying closed hearts, which bare the closed hearts which frequently hide even behind the Church’s teachings or good intentions, in order to sit in the chair of Moses and judge, sometimes with superiority and superficiality, difficult cases and wounded families. Again - to whom are you referring, Holy Father? And is the chair of Moses an evil seat. Was Moses an evil judge? Is that why Jesus appeared with him at the Transfiguration?
It was about making clear that the Church is a Church of the poor in spirit and of sinners seeking forgiveness, not simply of the righteous and the holy, but rather of those who are righteous and holy precisely when they feel themselves poor sinners. Excuse me, Holy Father, but are you saying that those who believe forgiveness requires repentance and a firm purpose of amendment are self righteous?
It was about trying to open up broader horizons, rising above conspiracy theories and blinkered viewpoints, so as to defend and spread the freedom of the children of God, and to transmit the beauty of Christian Newness, at times encrusted in a language which is archaic or simply incomprehensible.... To whom are you referring when you talk about "conspiracy theories" and "blinkered viewpoints?" And what is this "Christian Newness?"
And – apart from dogmatic questions clearly defined by the Church’s Magisterium – we have also seen that what seems normal for a bishop on one continent, is considered strange and almost scandalous for a bishop from another; what is considered a violation of a right in one society is an evident and inviolable rule in another; what for some is freedom of conscience is for others simply confusion. What are these strange and scandalous things of which you speak? And what does "freedom of conscience" allow? And what do you consider as clearly defined questions?
Cultures are in fact quite diverse, and each general principle needs to be inculturated, if it is to be respected and applied. What exactly does this mean? If the Church is one, what are these diversities that enjoy "freedom of conscience" vs. causing confusion? Isn't your talk adding to the confusion surrounding this entire synod?
I admit, I find the pope's entire talk ambiguous, confusing, and unclear. It adds more questions to an already baffling papacy that celebrates a "God of surprises" who seems to be changeable. And it opens wide the door to the same kind of confusion that followed Vatican II. May God protect us.


TLM said...

This 'New Church' reminds me of the prophecy of Anne Catherine Emmerich, where she talks about a vision of all these people trying to build a 'New Church' and it was not really working out. She said they had no help from Heaven in this project. It seems strange, and really quite surreal that we seem to be indeed living through the prophecies of the saints.

umblepie said...

Thank you for this brief analysis of the Pope's confusing final statement, and I thank you for your clear comments and conclusion.

Anonymous said...

Blessed Emmerick
September 27, 1820: "I saw deplorable things: they were gambling, drinking, and talking in church; they were courting women. All sorts of abominations were perpetrated there. Priests allowed everything and said Mass with much irreverence. I saw that few of them were still godly, and only a few of them had sound views on things. I also saw Jews standing under the porch of the Church. All these things caused me much distress."
"Humble Pope Francis of the 'poor Church' to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate with Scion of Rothschild Usury Dynasty and Multibillionaire Ronald Lauder"

bl Emmerick continues........
June 1, 1821: "Among the strangest things that I saw, were long processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known to me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown by external deformities. A few had only a body, with a dark cloud of fog instead of a head. Others had only a head, their bodies and hearts were like thick vapors. Some were lame; others were paralytics; others were asleep or staggering."

"I saw what I believe to be nearly all the bishops of the world, but only a small number were perfectly sound. I also saw the Holy Father-- God-fearing and prayerful. Nothing left to be desired in his appearance, but he was weakened by old age and by much suffering. His head was lolling from side to side, and it dropped onto his chest as if he were falling asleep. He often fainted and seemed to be dying. But when he was praying, he was often comforted by apparitions from Heaven. Then, his head was erect, but as soon as it dropped again onto his chest, I saw a number of people looking quickly right and left, that is, in the direction of the world."

"Then I saw that everything that pertained to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upper hand, and the Catholic religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests were lured by the glittering but false knowledge of young school-teachers, and they all contributed to the work of destruction."

"In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few families which God has protected from disasters and wars."

April 12, 1820: "I had another vision of the great tribulation. It seems to me that a concession was demanded from the clergy which could not be granted. I saw many older priests, especially one, who wept bitterly. A few younger ones were also weeping. But others, and the lukewarm among them, readily did what was demanded. It was as if people were splitting into two camps."


October 22, 1822: "Very bad times will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole rows (of enemy soldiers). During the battle, the Blessed Virgin stood on a hill, wearing a suit of armor. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause survived, but the victory was theirs."


Elizabeth said...

Mary Ann: You've got to watch this one of Michael Matt and John Rao....after all is said and done. Excellent.

TLM said...

Thanks for the long prophecy of Blessed Anne Catherin Emmerick. I remember a quote from her also: 'I saw the relationship between the two Popes, and how baleful (harmful, aweful) the new Church would be.' That kind of hit me between the eyes as well. But yes, her prophecy seems to fit exactly what we are going through.