What are the Sheep to think?
by Gary L. Morella
When did "globalization" become a sacrament in the Catholic Church? Answer: when "ecological conversion" takes precedence over conversion to the true Faith!
Editor's Note: If a layman like Gary Morella, who loves God and His Church, and strives to obey all the precepts handed down by the infallible, perennial Magisterium, can see the obvious - that the church over the past forty years and especially in recent years is alien to what was handed down and contradicts what Christ commanded in Matthew 28: 19-20, Mark 16: 15-16, and John 10 - as we read in the Gospel for the Second Sunday After Easter - and John 21: 15-25 - then why cannot the priests and bishops see the grave, grave consequences of following heretical teaching whether it comes from Rome or the pulpits? The time has come to acknowledge what Pope Leo XIII has decreed in his encyclical Satis Cognitum, that "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taugth by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition." Leo prefaced that sentence with the words: "In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages." No matter that John Paul II might express the truth at times, the fact that he has allowed the poison of humanism, ecumenism and globalization to taint even one soul is enough to heed what Leo and the Saints and Fathers of the Church have proclaimed, that he is outside the Church. Indeed by the very words of the Solemn Papal Oath John Paul II has, in effect and fact, excommunicated himself, placing himself outside the Church and therefore, in true obedience to Christ and Peter, we must not listen to or obey one who has so veered from the Apostolic tradition. Truly, as Our Lady foretold at LaSalette and warned of in Ecuador when she appeared as "Our Lady of Good Success," these are the times when "the Church will be in eclipse," "Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist."
For those who disagree, read the Council of Trent, Vatican One and the past encyclicals, and especially read the Solemn Papal Oath, all available at CREDO & CULTURE.
Below is a sampler of the most recent ZENIT mailing [May 2, 2003]:
Globalization Must Be Regulated, Says John Paul II
Points Out the Shortcomings of the Phenomenon
VATICAN CITY, MAY 2, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Citing what he sees as a lack of effective mechanisms to direct the process of globalization, John Paul II proposed "a new constitutional organization of the human family."
The Pope addressed the issue of "The Governance of Globalization" when he met today with some 70 scientists, writers, philosophers, economists, sociologists and jurists, members of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences.
The "processes by which capital, goods, information, technology and knowledge are exchanged and circulated throughout the world today often elude the traditional mechanisms of regulatory control put in place by national governments and international agencies," the Holy Father said in his address.
"Special interests and the demands of the market frequently predominate over concern for the common good," he added. "This tends to leave the weaker members of society without adequate protection and can subject entire peoples and cultures to a formidable struggle for survival."
"Moreover, it is disturbing to witness a globalization that exacerbates the conditions of the needy, that does not sufficiently contribute to resolving situations of hunger, poverty and social inequality, that fails to safeguard the natural environment," the Pope said.
"These aspects of globalization can give rise to extreme reactions, leading to excessive nationalism, religious fanaticism and even acts of terrorism," he warned.
He continued: "All of this is far-removed from the concept of an ethically responsible globalization capable of treating all peoples as equal partners and not as passive instruments. Accordingly, there can be little doubt of the need for guidelines that will place globalization firmly at the service of authentic human development -- the development of every person and of the whole person -- in full respect of the rights and dignity of all."
The "true success of globalization will be measured by the extent that it enables every person to enjoy the basic goods of food and housing, of education and employment, of peace and social progress, of economic development and justice," the Pontiff said.
However, this "goal cannot be achieved without guidance from the international community and adequate regulation on the part of the worldwide political establishment," he continued.
Consequently, "now is the time to work together for a new constitutional organization of the human family, an organization that would be in a position to meet the new demands of a globalized world," the Pope said.
"This does not mean creating a 'global super-state,' but continuing the processes already under way to increase democratic participation and promote political transparency and accountability," he concluded.
News Reports from Rome are becoming all too typical of late as indicative of a Church whose skewed priority seems to be "globalization" over "eternal salvation" with the natural taking precedence over the supernatural, the latter being the only reason for the Church's founding by Christ upon the Rock that is Peter. It strikes me that almost the entirety of what was reported in ZENIT, minus the references to Catholicism, could have been gladly reported via any secular media with a pro "new world order" bent, and one would have never known the difference. Much of what was reported could just have easily come from Bill Clinton instead of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. In short, what does anything that ZENIT reported on have to do with going to Heaven instead of hell? Don't the last things mean anything in the Catholic Church anymore?
Catholics ought to be rightly concerned when they see this inordinate emphasis on geopolitical concerns as opposed to the supernatural. Christ's Kingdom is not of this world, in His own words. Christ also told us that He would be here for only a short time, while we would always have the poor. This is not to demean the necessary concern for the downtrodden, but rather to emphasize what Christ's priority was, the supernatural over the natural with eternal consequences - something that He talked about more than any other New Testament figure.
Somewhere along the line Catholics are forgetting that truth in favor of natural utopia where global governance will make us all happy in total ignorance of the existence of the devil and his machinations to the contrary. It is ironic that for many in the Church hierarchy, the current global governing body of choice, the UN, is one that has been proven to be morally bankrupt many times over in promoting, not fighting, what the Pope refers to as the "culture-of-death." The latest from this wonderful global peace organization is the demand for embracing sodomy as a civil right under force of international law via its human rights commission.
Can the world expect anything other than this result for all of the good intentions otherwise? Not if you believe in the existence of the devil, which Christ certainly did as recorded in Sacred Scripture. To come to the point, how can anyone be sure that any global governing body will be immune to the temptations of the devil? Absolute power corrupts absolutely - a historical truth. And non-belief in the devil equates to non-belief in God.
I do not understand how you can be a person of faith and put such a premium on "globalization concerns." Because anyone of faith knows that the delusionary utopia sought for the world will never exist naturally, only supernaturally for one very good reason. All of the global disarming, ecological mainstreaming, ad nauseum, will come to no avail because the devil never sleeps as a result of the concupiscence due to Original Sin. How can one trust the agents of the "father-of-lies" to truly disarm? Do we as Catholics now ridiculously believe that the devil will also spiritually disarm? Easy answer, you can't in the same manner that you can't trust criminals to give up their hand guns because they will lovingly respond in kind to your surrender of them - a nonsensical proposition to be sure that escapes those who live in their own "never-never land."
Again, have we learned nothing from history? What the Church is proposing in regard to the unilateral disarmament of countries has proven to be the catalyst for waging wars, not their prevention because the devil exists. Witness Neville Chamberlain's "peace in our time". Will globally disarming stop the terrorists from killing our citizenry?
Is the Church forgetting that we live in an imperfect world because of the Fall and the onset of Original Sin? We are in the battle for our eternal lives. That is the real war, a spiritual war raging about us for our immortal souls, which should be our primary concern. We cannot fight that battle as referred to in the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel if we're not here to fight it, letting the modern Neville Chamberlains tell us that doing nothing will allow for "peace in our time." History and the concupiscence due to Original Sin, which will exist to the end of time, prove otherwise. Do we honestly believe that our unilateral disarmament will make the world a Heaven on earth? If so, then our theology is flawed as that means that Original sin doesn't exist, and the devil does not prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls like a raging lion. Has history, in particular, has our faith taught us nothing?
We are working and perfecting ourselves to the real Heaven that can only be attained by abiding by God's laws, not an imaginary natural "heaven on earth" that exists only in the minds of those who have forgotten the supernatural reasons for their creation, their final end, who are more concerned with "ecological conversion" than conversion to the "One True Faith."
This is why we have to be ever vigilant putting on the armor of God to fight the spiritual battle and its natural manifestations, as all wars have been, raging around us. To be successful we must, as Catholics, do everything that we can to witness to the Truth, Who is a Somebody, not a something, which is the main purpose of the Church that He founded. By doing so we will be doing our part for authentic ecumenism, conversion to the faith, as opposed to a syncretistic indifferentism that considers such a goal to be an embarrassment. Only by that authentic Catholic witness as an example will we have a fighting chance to ensure that our's is a country under God, the only hope for our ultimate survival as a nation. In particular, I am referring to the soul of our nation, i.e., our immortal souls. Pray that we will be successful. In particular, pray for our Church's necessary example to the world in that regard.
What we have forgotten as Catholics is that Christ's admonitions in terms of the beatitudes, and the corporal works of mercy, i.e., everything pertaining to the natural in what is commonly referred to as "peace and social justice" today, must be building blocks, not for an earthly temporally finite existence where happiness reigns supreme, which is illusionary, but rather a Heavenly paradise in a supernatural eternal sense where true happiness exists in the Beatific Vision. All too often the impression that the Church gives, as it did in the aforementioned ZENIT reports, is that the natural is the only thing that matters with utopia on Earth definitely realizable, in fact, the only goal worth striving for, which is a lie.
That's closer to Marxism than Catholicism with earthly gods replacing "He Who Is."
Editor's Note: If you're still not convinced that modern Rome is no longer Catholic, read what the VaticantwoArians have proposed at ZENIT which was released on the Traditional Feast, no less, of the "Apostle of Tradition," Saint Athanasius, who fought so vigorously the heresies and errors of his time - specifically Arianism. Compared to today, that was mild. Today's heresies are so varied, so many, and so eternally damaging that every Catholic needs to truly KNOW THE FAITH in order to KEEP THE FAITH! Read the reports and weep for Our Lord and Our Lady weep bitterly over those who have betrayed Christ's One True Church and His flock.