A viewpoint and a sorry defense
Dear mike ; I'm concerned that you are spending more time curesing the darkness than you are lighting a candle, as I feel we are all called to do .Our Lord said the greatest is love. PLEASE TAKE ME OFF YOUR EMAILING LIST .THANK YOU. GOD bless
From the tone of the letter it seems very odd that it would end with God bless, a slight falseness I would think. Is the greatest love a candle. I hope not candles burn out when its basic fuels are exhausted. The comment about love is inappropriate. I have listened to homilies at this parish on Love that are so off base. I did write to the parish priest about the errors in his homily. Everything we hear about love is useless until we understand that Love is not blind, He sees all things. Love is warning our brothers and sisters in Christ of dangers that abound within the Church. Then Love the Perfect Truth becomes as it always will Perfect Charity. I do not need to press this point further. Do your own research. A priest who came to provide a lenten retreat locally asked me to pray for him as he had violent threats against him for his homilies. He told of Jesus’ words of severe warnings of what would happen if we do not behave. A good subject for a Lenten retreat I thought.
This answer I received, not as a comment on my blog but as dismissal of obviously the whole content of the blog. It is perhaps part of the liberal fifth column at the local parish. The real clincher was the e-mail I sent, with a comment and a link to the Marian site in Malta posted on Gloria TV which to refresh your memory is http://en.gloria.tv/?media=25273
Every one can have a viewpoint, it is free will, so I do not blame this woman for hers. I do fail to see much discernment in her comment. Why cannot I as a catholic man take exception to the darkness or let me call it the ignorance in the Church today? Ignorance which we might find deliberate in so many of the faithfuls’ avoidance of truth. We can say there is an unstated motto in the Church today “Peace at any price” which unfortunately crashes against our personal efforts for our salvation. It is also against the Church edict that commands us to inform our conscience. Or as the priest said in his Sunday’s homily, we must do the research before we act. No one wants to do the research necessary to prove perceived errors in mine, or their knowledge. I have in my way tried to do mine. Another phrase that comes to mind is, "happy in their Ignorance", not blessed.
I am supposed, as Mary told me two weeks ago, “Publish what you have been told or be damned”. How can the Church decide what are private revelations without research. Are they, the hierarchs, exempt from their own rules? Are rules for the foolish and not to bind the wise? It certainly seems so. Many hierarchs will call what I have been told to do and the prayers I use, to be private revelations. When I pray over people and do it the way Mary instructed me one time in the presense of the Blessed Sacrament, “Lay hands on them and pray so we know in a crowd for whom you are praying”. I said, “I am English it is hard to touch people”. “Do it all the same”. This was part of a longer conversation. How can it be private when I say I am the Hero of Fatima. This is a prayer I have expressed in a previous blog. The recipients receive, or see, or experience the state of their soul, not mine but their own
. How private is that for me? They get what Christ has for them at that time, which could be nothing or everything. How can that be private when the reality is, this prayer is for others? It is definitely for others. It is private, if you wish to infer Mary is disobedient and acts without Her Son's agreement. Where in scripture does it say Mary obeys priests? Where does it say anything other than She obeyed God, Jesus and Peter as Head of the Church. Mary has often said obey the Pope in her conversations with her children. Peter is the elder brother of the Apostles, the patriarch of Christ’s family, the new community fulfilling all the prophecies. This was to become Mary's family, our spiritual mother. At the Cross we were given to her as children and what is the fourth commandment or better still how can any priest or bishop justify telling anyone not to obey God, Conscience or Mary. Yet they have the fearful temerity to do so. They give warnings when approached on the subject that really do not make sense. How are they helping? Who are they helping? Of course the Church is welcome to form a committee of some competence and examine my head. I look forward to it as I can then say the prayer publicly for them all. I have seen it work and I know that several priests have born witness to the result. Some are very frightened.
The comment the woman wrote would not have been even contemplated if the Last Gospel was still prayed at the end of mass. “He was the light of the world and the world knew Him not". Christ for some reason had an uncanny knack for touching the sore spots of the Jewish priests and teachers, they, the priests and Sanhedrin, could see they would loose their power over the faithful. All that power would be taken away and they would be ignored by the Jewish faithful. Why would this be so? Can you answer that question yourself?
Christ came because the community of God, seen in the chosen people, was going further and further astray. Here is another question, "Is there any similarity in today’s church?". Through social engineering, we make the Word say what we want. We do not even use the same Old Testament that Christ, Peter and Paul and the Apostles and Disciples used and quoted. Honestly is the Old Teastament today the Law that Christ fulfilled. St Justin Martyr was right. He wrote so many years before, "Already you change your law to hide Christ". We now use the Masoretic Text that changed the Septuagint in the 1100’s because, are you ready, fly specks and dirt had caused misinterpretations of the cantillation marks. While I am on the subject Mary does not recommend the Novus Ordo and She has a good reason. The Novus Ordo was instituted by a committee, some members of which were not of our faith but were heretics. At least six were protestants. The last gospel is a declaration of what and whom was sacrificed and a warning because of the heresies that John faced in his time. Heresies that made Jesus misinterpreted. The heretics of that time said He could not be God and Man. Do you want more? I would suggest you pray with the prayer on yesterday’s blog and ask for the opinion of God on the subject.
Mary does not think that the Novus Ordo is wrong, just not very useful for salvation. The greater salutary work is the Tridentine Mass or it would be in the vernacular. "Everyone," Mary states, "should be able to understand what they are offering and how it is offered". Most parishes through private revelations (that is opinions) of foolish people are bordering on blasphemy, sacrilege and slander to the Body and Blood of Christ. The Mass is a bond of Charity and to take part in the Sacrifice, which we must, we too should be in the same state of grace as was Christ. Perfect through doing His Father’s will. If you will tell me I am wrong, then you should take into account that sometime many of you will have to tell Christ to His Face why I am in error even to tell Him, he that is me is a dreadful sinner. Remember though, I kneel before a priest in the confessional nearly every week and already made God aware of that fact and asked for forgiveness for my lack of charity and my scorn for so much foolishness amongst the members of the papal catholic church.
Now I ask you all is what I have written a sputtering candle in the desert of Vatican 2 teachings or is it a lack of grace, a spreading of evil. Is it a desert on its own? No matter which way you cut the cake, what is wrong in the Church today is the pseudo spirit of Vatican 2 teachings that every one acts out, although some are forced to obey, not by their conscience, but by sacrificial ministers (in some cases) who want to get it over with and move on to other pleasures. Is that the reason for the removal of the Last Gospel, do you think? How can you deny this fact even by saying what Vatican 2 taught was different from what is happening in the Church today? Tell that to those who now think, "I can confess my sins directly to God". Tell me those whom I assure you through conversations laugh and smirk at my desire to practice the sacraments of the Churc are right. I pray for them every day asking for the grace to love those who I do not like. Explain to me why the mass of the catechumens has become the penitential rite of the Novus Ordo. Tell that to Mary our mother as she weeps at the sight of women on the altar.