At the opening mass of Vatican 2, John 23rd said and like so many of the Catholics do, Bishops, priests and laity alike, I will use text proofing on his homily to make my point. “In the daily exercise of our pastoral office we sometimes have to listen, much to our regret, to voices of persons, who, though burning with zeal (misplaced) are not endowed with too much discretion (discernment) or measure”. ‘Parentheses contain my additions. This might just be a papal condemnation made with or without discernment. My meaning is that in a very certain sense it could be very true when seen to be applied to so-called private revelations without ‘discernment’. Again, I write somewhat personally and contrary to any of your opinions this is not a defence of my personal spiritual life but an explanation made as factually as possible of the mysticism available to those who honestly attempt to be truly apostolic catholic. This is every Catholic, those who are fully paid up and practicing members of the Christian Church, who truthfully fulfill the word ‘faithful’. The Church renamed Katolikos or Universal around 122 AD. I mean those catholics who are practicing or using the Sacraments or Holy Mysteries of the Church properly, and in the right disposition receive the effective graces of the sacrament they have prepared diligently to receive. I mean the use of solemn baptisms, very regular use of the sacrament of reconciliation or penance, fasting and abstinence and prayer that has taken them into the stage of prayer called uniative. I realize that there are stages in prayer, that precede the uniative prayer of silence and meditation but if these stages do not lead to a holy communion with the Trinity then I believe truly that the claim, to the companionship that we and God are seeking, is questionable. What I am saying every Catholic has the means available to be mystical according to the Divine Will of God.
Rrevelations are not the sign seeking of holiness as embraced by the mystery religions of the charismatics but loving communications of God to His child for the benefit of His Community. This is ascertained by discernment, a gift of God’s grace sadly lacking in the Holy Catholic and
Here are my conditions:-
“They would not let me lead souls astray. I would find everything I thought of in scriptures and one way or another, it would be confirmed from sources I could accept.
I thought I needed a spiritual guide and when I asked a priest he told me to come to him for confession but he could not be my S.G. as he would have to get the permission of the Local Bishop. Unfortunately, he will order me to close you down. He did tell me he was scared of what I would do to the Church after listening to what I thought. Although the prophecy I made about His Life caused him as he admitted to go to the Blessed Sacrament and thank God it was not him that was given this specific prayer. I will continue with both personal and other thoughts that are for the good of others. Forgive if I trespass on anyone’s susceptibilities.
I have lately began to see, definitely to think, how much the Church is divided and to see amongst the many divisions encouraged in the Church by the contra spirit of Vatican 2. The devilish device called diversity which is didactically opposed to katolicos. In one of these diversities we find a belief or a the seeking of the common priesthood, defined in its way to be entirely different from church teachings. This is found in the catholic pentecostal renewal movement. Eventually this will lead to a misanthropic feeling towards the men in the priesthood as seen in some other lay diversity movements in the Church. It can perhaps be seen prophetically that by following the progressive teachings in the Church, this movement will go no other way. This movement as shown by Msgr Ronald Knox in his book “Enthusiasm” has existed in the catholic
Why does or why did the Church seek a new Pentecost when the true glory we seek is found at Easter, the resurrection from the death of our soul, or as Paul says we rise in Him. This is facilitated by two commandments of the Church and given us by our providential God.
III. To confess our sins to a priest, at least once a year, or when we have committed a mortal sin when we have to confess to a priest at once
IV. To receive Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist at least once a year during Easter Season, always called our Easter Duty.
Nor is it an epiphany we need but a metanoia in every member of the Church. We all need to rise from the fallen (Catholic) to be a practicing catholic.
I have just finished reading The Rule of Benedict by David Gibson. The only thing he missed out was the usual dismissal of cradle catholics. At least I am thankful for that. He comes into the church as a convert and is an immediate expert on Us and her teachings, which never change. Benedict teaches as both he and I were taught growing up in the Catholic Church in Europe that, God took us out of chaos founded a church (community) for His enjoyment, to be a full member of that Church, we are first to save our souls (personal piety). The only other description is a fallen catholic. We are to know Him to love Him and serve Him in this world in order to be happy with Him in the next. Christ taught us to accept our lot whether we be slave, poor or sinner and as in the case of Husbands, Wives, landowners or slave owners, whether we are soldiers or galley slaves we are to treat those under us fairly and to those above give to Caesar his due.
We achieve this piety to which the Pope calls us to return, by and through the Sacraments and their EFFECTIVE GRACES. All else will follow. Social Justice will not help if it is not righteous by Christ’s directives on us leading a perfect life, being kind to sin will not, but helping others out will. If we all without exception reach out to personal holiness in grace then all else will change around us. In this new utopian world by right works blessed by grace everything will change. How many times has social justice today converted anyone into a state of grace, let alone into the Church? When in the past our missionaries, which we supported by prayers and good works, by family members brought up to become priest and sisters, many became catholic Today we now look upon them and their dedicated efforts as some kind of abuse for which the Church has to apologize. I found his veiled criticism of this Pope tantamount to a liberal progressive criticism of my faith. Too many come into the Church and want to make her a copy in many cases of the pseudo church they have just left. What kind of conversion is that?I found in reading it, it was more a criticism of the Church that does not obey some liberal theology, one man's personal opinion that although I converted it is time the church changed to suit me and what I believe. Forget Christ and His teachings give me what I want. The warm fuzzies of correctness.