Deliver us from the 'Devil Winds'! |
The raging inferno that laid waste to so many homes in Southern California is nothing compared to the bonfire of calamities the prince of the world has claimed in souls since Vatican II!
Like the countless masses who were shocked into reality during the the incendiary events of 'biblical proportions' at the end of October, Cyndi and I were transfixed to the television set as we watched and prayed for the poor people who were rooted from their homes during the raging inferno that swept through Southern California. Because of politics - read the corrupt regime of Gray Davis - it was inevitable for the dead and diseased timbers and chaparral were not cleared away, allowing fuel for the flames. It was a tragedy waiting to happen. When we lived in Vista we were constantly imploring the state and Federal government to clear the dry brush in the canyon that rimmed our neighborhood. All we would get was bureaucratic buck-passing. So we weren't surprised, but greatly chagrined. Angry? We could be, but isn't this all part of the chastisement? Isn't God, time after time, trying to warn us all and are we listening? Not by the way society - especially American society - is conducting their lives - forsaking virtue and embracing vice because everyone is doing it. That's okay Not! St. Augustine said clearly, "Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it, and right is right even if no one is doing it." Those who do nothing, well, it is illustrated only too vividly in Apocalypse 16: 3 as Dr. Frank Joseph emphasizes in his column in this issue.
Michael Cain, editor
Frank lives in Southern California and he felt the direct impact with the toxic smoke. Even though we are in the safe climbs of the Ozarks, it especially hit home since we have so many friends in San Diego and surrounding area and know exactly the path those fires followed. We gave a Te Deum when we were notified by our sons' Godparents that they were safe and their home was spared for they had to evacuate their Tierra Santa home on one of the dry-brush canyons which rested precariously in the path of the blaze. They were fortunate, not so other friends who lived in Scripps Ranch or the Laguna and Palomar Mountains where Cyndi and I spent our honeymoon. That included the wonderful, delicious (read apple pie and old-fashioned chocolate malts), historic, quaint and rustic old gold mining village of Julian which took the brunt and held up bravely. That is only because of the yeomen effort of the dauntless firefighters, whose exemplary deeds we should all emulate in our Faith.
The parallels are uncanny for while so many were horrified by what they saw, they should be equally - no moreso - horrified by what they cannot see but God does. And that's what counts. You see the combustible consumption of souls has been ablaze for over 40 years and there is little left that has not been singed. The Faith has been torched by the VaticantwoArian arsonists. If only everyone could see the irreversible damage done, the souls lost because of the conflagration that only satan rejoices in!
And speaking of ol' horn-head, he is most prevalent where you might not suspect him - such as so-called 'Catholic' chat rooms or lists. I usually do not get into the fray on chat lists, etc. but while doing a search for something else, I came across a conservative Catholic - read neo-Catholic - chat list and felt compelled to reply in heeding Jesus Christ's words recorded in Matthew 10: 34-41, that He did not come to send peace, but the sword and that if we are not willing to take up our crosses and be nailed with Him to the wood, then we are not worthy of Him. Our Lord's words can be radical to those who have been softened by the pabulum of today's teachings and niceties coming out of curia, chanceries, and parishes where they purport that everything is hunky-dory. Well, it's not. That is plain to see from the black fire that has scorched so many souls.
I wanted to respond to the airheads on that list that included neos and Protestants, even a few Jews, but it's time consuming and a real trap to get into those lists. But I needed to reply and so have chosen this vehicle of the Catholic PewPOINT to make my point. If, by the grace of God, I can do all in my power to help so many on that list and so many other lists as well as so many blind Catholics who traipse in rote into the Novus Ordo assembly halls each Sunday so they can participate in a service that is more Protestant than the Protestants; and if I can help them see the light and realize the error of the thinking of so many - whether it be the diminishing of the terrible influence Freemasonry, Zionism, Modernism and every other ism has had on the Church and society, then I have answered Our Lord's call to love one another as He has loved us. I can wear the garb of a firefighter proudly, more importantly I can wear the armor of God with confidence.
Permit me therefore the following polemics for truly the Church founded by Jesus Christ has been reduced to rubble. As the esteemed holy doctor of the Church St. Basil confirmed in his epistle to St. Athanasius, the "Apostle of Tradition" - The whole Church is in dissolution," so also today the Novus OrdinArian heresy is far greater than the Arian heresy and a thousandfold more souls have been lost because of it. By diminishing the damage done by the pawns (read enablers of Freemasonry, Modernism, Communism, Gnosticism, Ecumenism, Humanism, Liberalism, etc.) the hasn't-got-a-clue-Catholic has given credence to what the spirit of darkness wishes - that the devil doesn't exist. He works so much better in the dark.
Quite possibly the main reason is the blind obedience to the pope when. in truth, no pontiff since Pope Pius XII has spoken "INFALLIBLY" ex cathedra. Exactly 53 years to the day when I'm writing this on November 1st was the last time. That was, of course when Pius declared the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. Now, opinions, very, very erroneous and dangerous OPINIONS have been expressed by John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II and Catholics everywhere, because they did not know and do not know their Faith, took it as gospel. Error number one. Satan was counting on that. Because these pontiffs did not rein in the heretics but rather gave them the freedom to spew, truth was compromised and ambiguity gave entrance to more heresies which the world embraced and continues to embrace. Dry tinder. What used to shock and should still shock, is accepted today not only by the laity but by the hierarchy who should be outraged and are not.
The buck stops at the top and the terrible damage done has come on the watch of the conciliar popes. Almost all of the current eligible cardinals for election to the papacy are, in effect, not Catholic for they have excommunicated themselves - latae sententiae - by their actions and inactions in numerous points of Canon Law and surely in heeding the Commandments. Therefore, what are we to think of the candidates for the next Conclave? Ah, there's the rub. Only Christ Himself can salvage the Mystical Body for the members have so disrupted the vitality of the Church that only the Head can right what's wrong. "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19: 26).
Many assume I'm just preaching to the choir, but if that is true than the Traditional movement is much larger than anyone realizes for we have been averaging well over one million hits a month (even with just one or a few issues) and close to 75,000 returning readers. Yet, for the most part, responses and donations come from a small segment of our regular readers which is infinitesmal compared to the overall numbers - yet good things come in small packages and those smaller numbers who have been so loyal are precious and priceless to us. My point, however, is that I suspect I'm not preaching to the choir but countless neo lurkers and Protestant lurkers who slowly, but surely are seeing that what they believe in isn't working, that there are flaws and questions that can only be answered and fulfilled in the True Faith as practiced by the universal Church from the time of the Apostles through Pius XII. Therefore, with that audience in mind, I am going to switch gears and address these who aren't in the 'choir' presently. The reason for this is because time is precious. Cyndi has shared with me how precious and what we need to do. Time, folks, is at a premium and we haven't got that much left before all hell breaks loose in the cleansing before Christ's Coming. I want to be ready; I'm sure you want to be ready; and I'm sure you'll agree that we want our neo and Protestant friends to be ready as well. With that in mind, we now address YOU. If it fits, apply it, if not, share it with someone it does for souls are at stake and the longer we delay, the more kindling for the evil one to fan the Santa Ana winds.
Before I go further, to assuage those neos who are already burning under the collar that I would dare criticize the pope - especially popular smoke and mirrors Karol Wojtyla - have you forgotten what one of the great doctors of the Church, a holy saint and an orthodox cardinal - St. Robert Bellarmine counseled in De Romano Pontifice? He emphasized,
"It is permissible to resist the Pope when he invades souls and troubles the commonwealth; and moreover, if he appears to be causing harm to the Church, it is permissible, I say, to resist him by not doing what he enjoins and by preventing his will from triumphing." Though neither I or anyone else can ever judge his heart or his intentions, I can say this definitively: Knowing by his actions and inactions that JPII is invading souls through humanism, ecumenism and syncretism, I will resist him when he veers from the path of a true successor of Peter for JPII has violated the Sacred Pontifical Oath just as John XXIII and Paul VI did. I can only quote numerous Pontiffs who decreed the consequences: "they will suffer the wrath of Almighty God and the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul."
So many do not realize the quicksand they are in and so I say, particularly to neos and Protestants and to those who have embraced anathema identified by St. Paul in Galatians 1: 7-10:
"I wonder that you are so soon removed from him who called you to the grace of Christ, to another gospel; which is not another, .only there are some that would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an Angel from Heaven preach a gospel to you beside that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so I say now again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I did yet please men, I should not be the servant of Christ. For I give you to understand, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man."
Add to this that which Our Lord Himself attests in Luke 16: 9-13:
"And I say to you: Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of iniquity, that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings. He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is greater; and he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater. If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon, who will trust you with that which is the true? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's; who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to the one, and despise the other: you cannot serve God and mammon."
Pretty strong words, hey? (That's to include our Canadian friends who need all our prayers the way their government is heading in embracing sodomy more vigorously than Sparta ever did.) I say beware, for you have not embraced the faith passed down from Christ to the Apostles and continued in apostolic succession - those who sought to please man from Martin Luther and Thomas Cranmer all the way up to Wojtyla must reach out to the Savior on the cross (Crucifix) and ask forgiveness for leading so many souls astray by compromising with mammon, teaching new doctrine, not preserving the constituted apostolic evangelic traditions and allowing the Sacred Deposit of the Faith to be tainted by false truths. The Credo of the Nicene Creed and the Apostles' Creed sums it up for Christ can neither deceive nor be deceived. Those, by the way, are the very words of the Act of Faith. Since He is the head of His Church and those who are loyal to Him in heeding all He asks - commands - and partake of the tools He bestowed in the sacraments to gain grace and, by God's will: Heaven through the propitiatory sacrifice Christ merited for our sins, then we can be assured we hold fast to the True Faith; the worship of which to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost is most fully expressed in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in which the priest - the alter Christus - offers up on our behalf in the Apostolic Roman Rite of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Mother tongue (Latin) - the sacrifice of Calvary in an unbloody manner in which the bread and wine are confected into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, soul and divinity. It is not a symbol, not a theory, but the greatest Gift Christ could ever have left for His children. And yet, on April 3, 1969 it was Paul VI who ushered in the Abomination of Desolation foretold by Christ in Matthew 24: 15, "When therefore, you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel, the prophet, standing in the holy place, he that readeth let him understand."
Do you, who continue to frequent the Novus Ordo (the vernacular 'Eucharistic celebrations') tables and assemblies, realize this is the "abomination of desolation"? Consider not only Christ's warning, but read the First Book of Machabees. Also consider another doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liguori's prophecy:
"The devil has always attempted, by means of the heretics, to deprive the world of the Mass, making them precursors of the Antichrist, who, before anything else, will try to abolish and will actually abolish the Holy Sacrament of the altar, as a punishment for the sins of men, according to the prediction of Daniel, 'And strength was given him against the continual Sacrifice' (Daniel 8: 12D)."
Consider those words when you also realize the Novus Ordo Missae of Paul VI was concocted by a 33rd degree Mason (confirmed, not speculated) member of Montini's curia - Archbishop Annibale 'Buan' Bugnini, along with the 'expertise' of an avowed Modernist and Marxist Jesuit priest - Joseph Gelineau and SIX PROTESTANT periti - or 'experts'. That's it! Despite the objections of orthodox prelates like Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci, Montini went pell-mell into the den by fanning the 'smoke of satan' into a bonfire that has raged out of control with a much, much greater degree of destruction and total annihilation than any 'biblical proportion' Santa Ana (appropriately called "devil winds") fire in California. Yet this synthetic man-made service, which struck sacrifice from the liturgy, replaced the divinely inspired worship of the Traditional Latin Mass? And Catholics blindly went along? Go figure. Satan is in charge and those who go along with the destruction and deterioration that is so evident - well, give the devil his due for he will be collecting.
Sadly, the numbers who have been obedient to Christ's will and have embraced uncompromisingly what St. Paul preached, have dwindled greatly beginning with that frightful event of October 31, 1517 in which the Protestants' hero Martin Luther sold his soul by giving in to satan. By the way, Michael Matt has an excellent piece on Luther in this issue taken from The Remnant. The apostate Augustinian monk Luther sought to please man and himself and turn away from God's will. Ever since then there has been a horrendous exodus from the True Faith for the sake of pleasing and accommodating man. Translate that to mammon. Christ said it so clearly, "no man can serve two masters." I pray you, who are deceived, will realize the great error of your ways and the false legacy passed on to you and renounce all but true Christianity - passed down through the successors of Peter until the death of Pius XII when lucifer took command through deception and ambiguity in fulfilling the Mother of God's prophecy at La Salette, France, "Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist."
The Popes who have ruled since the death of Pius XII were far worse than Popes Alexander VI or Leo X of Luther's time, for the conciliar popes have totally embraced mammon and rejected the constituted traditions and infrangible doctrines and dogmas, chipping away little by little until: voila, where is the Faith? The Faith is unchangeable! Truth can never be diluted. There can be no compromise and yet John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II have done just that in trying to please everyone. The results are evident in the bitter fruits just as Christ affirms in Matthew 7: 20, "By their fruits you shall know them." We all know the fate of the barren fruit. Do you still deny the barren fruits of Vatican II and the identity of satan's helpers?
The vast majority of Catholics including the cardinals and bishops do not truly know their Faith today and thus, as guardians they will have much to account for: the millions and millions of lost souls. Jesus confirmed quite succinctly in Luke 12: 39, "And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand more." Yes, we demand more of our priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals and Pope. We demand loyalty to God's commandments and to Divine Revelation encompassing Sacred Scripture and the constituted Traditions. We have been left wanting. Well should we all pray for John Paul II for as our dear Savior reveals in Luke 12: 39, "But this know ye, that if a master of a family did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch, and would not suffer his house to be broke open."
From before Luther through the rise of Freemasonry and Zionism with the French Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment to the new age and the "new evangelization" in which John Paul II most erroneously states that Muslims and Christians pray to the same God, our house has been broken into and laid waste. As the Church Militant in the great Communion of Saints on this glorious feast of All Saints Day and urged on by the Church Triumphant in Heaven to pray and do penance for the release of souls in the Church Suffering, we must stay the course and fight the good fight by putting on the armor of God as Paul counsels in Ephesians 6: 11 which is the Epistle for the 21st Sunday After Pentecost. In fact, the entire Epistle to the Ephesians negates all that is promoted today by church and state in pursuit of peace - a peace that is not possible without complying fully with the will of the Triune Divinity.
While many flippant neo writers on Catholic-lite webs and periodicals make light of any criticism or counsel - especially on the 'chat lists' and claim it gives them fodder for their arguments, that is not what God will judge them or us by for, as I can attest from the inane comments I've seen, most on those 'Catholic' lists truly do not know their Faith. I say to them: Make not fodder lest you become fodder. So many of the misguided souls on those lists are the blind leading the blind for they have not kept their lamps lit in the truths reinforced and pronounced as infallible and never changing at the landmark dogmatic Council of Trent, the tenets of which were abandoned by the horrific council dubbed Vatican II which helped cultivate the dry tinder landscape for the prince of the world.
The flames are growing ever closer as the black fire sears out of control in every parish and, like Gray Davis who did nothing until it was too late, the Pope and his appointed prelates do nothing. A good example would be the feeble response of the bishops to the abhorrent sodomy agenda or the coming to the defense of Terri Schiavo. These same Florida bishops who by their silence are so conpicuous in being accomplices to euthanasia of the innocent, were the most vociferous in defending the guilty - hardened criminals on death row. Since when did the Church officially declare the death penalty on a par with abortion and murder? She hasn't. Again, nothing but 'opinions' of a modernist pope.
Now the time draws near for the reckoning. How will we answer the Almighty Judge at our particular judgment? That we remained silent for fear of offending man? That we were tolerant because it would be uncharitable to judge someone else's actions even though such overt acts contradict the will of God? That we geared our conduct on what society dictated? That we didn't want to make waves? Who are we to criticize a bishop or a cardinal, yay, even a pope? Well, if you knew your Faith - truly knew it, you would be outraged and speak out without hesitation, shouting from the rooftops in the manner illustrated in the movie Network: "I'm mad as hell at how you are destroying the Church and I'm not going to take it any longer."
No, we mustn't and don't have to take it any longer. We and YOU must stand for truth and chastise your brethren when they are in error and in a position to influence others. Therefore, in true Christian charity I admonish the neos and Protestants to return to the fold - the true fold of the Roman Catholic Church which today has returned to the catacomb church as the calendar counts down in the return of the Savior - the second Coming. Is everyone prepared? Or are you partying and making merry oblivious to the pyre igniting beneath and around you? Don't you smell the smoke? I have much to do before I can stand before Him and hear His words, "well done, good and faithful servant." That is why I now beseech our separated brethren - and I include neo-Catholics since they are children of Christ and are separated - to return to the Mystical Body of Christ, for separated from the body, you cannot be part of the body as the Church infallibly declares in the dogma Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus - "Outside the Church there is no salvation." To quote Pope St. Adrian II, "The first requirement of salvation is to keep the standard of the True Faith." Have the conciliar popes done this? I think not; no, let me put it much stronger: I know they have not, and, if you are honest with yourselves, in your heart you know that as well!
Wake up and smell the fumes of fury that rages all around you. The cinders of so many souls should be adequate proof of the incendiary apocalypse not far off. But you see that is not what the modern man wants to hear, but it must be said lest more souls perish. As a soldier of Christ - a firefighter for Christ - I love and care for all as Christ's Own and do not want anyone to perish because of their ignorance of the True Faith. We should all feel that way and not be afraid to say it; not be afraid to offend the sodomites, or the pro-abortionists, or the fornicators, or the liars, or the cheaters, or the deceivers, or the shepherds in wolves' clothing whether they be black, purple, scarlet or white.
Stand fast and put on the armor of God, and return to the bosom of Christ found only where the True Faith exists - in the Traditional Latin Mass - the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven as Fr. Faber expressed.
This Thanksgiving, I pray that you give thanks for finding the Truth and seek to share the cornucopia of rock-solid doctrine with others who have veered into the briarpatch of heresy and apostasy away from what the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church has always taught. By bringing them out of harm's way the bounties of grace will be more forthcoming. But be warned: You're going to make the devil mighty mad. Good! That way you'll have a front row seat to watch his demise when he gets his head smashed. But realize such choice seating doesn't come without a price. The cost: prayer, sacrifice, penance, perseverance, and being persecuted for Christ's sake.
Finally, to quote the great doctor St. Augustine, "It is better that the truth be known than the scandal be covered up." Things have been concealed and covered up too long over these past four decades. That is why the fires of hell have swallowed up so many souls. We all need to backfire the conciliar landscape with the Consuming Fire of God's Love by lighting the lamp of True Catholicism and let the true light flood in once again so all may know and cast out the deceivers and envelop the fireball of satan's doings with the firestorm of the Holy Ghost. Only then will it be safe to tread where the embers are no longer hot. Until then, let us all pray: Deliver us from the 'Devil Winds'!