Wife of 34 years, 3 children. Certified Catholic catechist, declutterer, cook and designer of the original silicone cooking fork.
Escapee of Opus Dei.
I don’t think the current occupant of the Vatican is a valid pope, due to his shocking heresies. Please God intervene!
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After the ambigous document which Pope Francis produced in early April 2016, something occurred to me. Popes are not supposed to produce ambigous documents - popes are meant to clarify teachings not muddy the waters. Many church men and well known Catholic journalists are doing flip flops trying to explain this document - "Amoris Laetitia". It's civil war in the Catholic Church and it's going to get nasty. Cardinal Burke says this document is not part of the infallible teaching office, so basically he is saying in the politest way, that we can ignore this document. Other cardinals like Shonborn are saying that it is a marvellous radical departure and a "linguistic event" - whatever that means!
Of course Vatcan 2 was a language event too. If you read the documents you will notice they are written in a new language, and indeed these can be read in both a heterodox way and an orthodox way - think of the 2 pronged fork analogy.
But church documents should be clear NOT ambiguous. Before Vatican 2, church documents were crystal clear. I urge readers to compare documents before and after 1962.
A very good website has many good articles about the changes in the church since the close of the Second Vatican Council. It is called Novos Ordo Watch.
Before this awful document came out I would have hesitated to promote this website, but after much prayer and discernment I am going to put the address here. I have to admit I don't know what's going on in the Catholic Church - are the liberals right? I don't know, they might be. Are the conservatives right? I don't know, they might be. Are the SSPX right? I don't know, they might be. Are the sedevacantists right? I don't know, they might be. But all I do know, is that God has allowed this confusion and infighting in His Church for a considerable amount of time, for reasons I don't know why, but hopefully one day we will know the reasons. I cling to the daily rosary and my scapular medal and pray pray pray for this diabolical confusion to end.
Please watch this 4 minute utube - which quotes Archbishop Fulton Sheen - on the subject of both antichrist and the biblical false prophet - by the way - these characters are not myths - they have been taught infallibly in the Catholic Church. There really will be 2 men, 1 the false prophet, and the other the antichrist.
The narrator cites his source - which is a book, and states the name and pages quoted.
I'm I am not going to write much on this now rather infamous document by Pope Francis. Excellent bloggers have already written brilliant insights - Italian journalist Antonio Socci has written a very apt piece, Sandro Magister and Roberto de Mattei are others who offer good insights.
This document which is the size of a novel apparently, has been 3 years in preparation. It is the result of the 2 Synods at the Vatican. None of us should be surprised at its contents, which are being interpreted in wildly different ways.
No we should not be surprised at all. It is the natural child of Vatican 2, which was also interpreted in wildly different ways, from very liberal to conservative, depending on one's viewpoint. No council in the history of the Catholic Church has EVER had different interpretations, because every council prior to Vatican 2 was written in clear language, without ambigous sophistries.
The bottom line of this entire document can be summed up in one paragraph.
This document is really about the elevation of the cult of man and how man's conscience can be his supreme judge in all matters of his behaviour. This document does away with sin and the 10 Commandments of God. It is actually an insult to God our Creator. It is a most outrageous offence to God. It uses obfuscated language and mixes truth with lies - a wicked cocktail - with deadly consequences for souls. It enshrines the whole masonic principle, that man is his own god, and if his conscience says he can break the 6th Commandment, then he can go ahead and break the 6th Commandment. There are some good parts in the document but frankly the ambiguities and "nods and winks" in it kill it for me!
This video is less than an hour, and it is rather shocking. Carol - the interviewee talks about how children's documents are deliberately altered so that they can be taken away from their real parents, and given to childless couples. She was sacked from her job as a social worker, as she wouldn't go along with altering facts on the forms. These stolen children are called "children to order".
It is outrageous that this sort of thing is happening. It's wicked and evil. Carol is extremely brave - having endured a barrage of attacks from fellow workers, simply because she refused to lie on these children's forms.
I remember that journalist Christopher Booker has written about this in his column.