Tuesday, 7 March 2017

"The False Church will be worldly, ecumenical, and global."

Let the reader discern.

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“[Satan] will set up a counterchurch which will be the ape of the [Catholic] Church … It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content.”

We are living in the days of the Apocalypse, the last days of our era. The two great forces – the Mystical Body of Christ and the Mystical Body of the anti-Christ – are beginning to draw battle lines for the catastrophic contest.

The False prophet will have a religion without a cross. A religion without a world to come. A religion to destroy religions. There will be a counterfeit Church.

Christ’s Church the Catholic Church will be one; and the false Prophet will create the other.

The False Church will be worldly, ecumenical, and global. It will be a loose federation of churches and religions, forming some type of global association.

A world parliament of Churches. It will be emptied of all Divine content, it will be the mystical body of the anti-christ. The Mystical Body on earth today will have its Judas Iscariot, and he will be the false prophet. Satan will recruit him from our Bishops.

The Antichrist will not be so called; otherwise he would have no followers. He will not wear red tights, nor vomit sulphur, nor carry a trident nor wave an arrowed tail as Mephistopheles in Faust. This masquerade has helped the Devil convince men that he does not exist. When no man recognizes, the more power he exercises. God has defined Himself as “I am Who am,” and the Devil as “I am who am not.”

Nowhere in Sacred Scripture do we find warrant for the popular myth of the Devil as a buffoon who is dressed like the first “red.” Rather is he described as an angel fallen from heaven, as “the Prince of this world,” whose business it is to tell us that there is no other world. His logic is simple: if there is no heaven there is no hell; if there is no hell, then there is no sin; if there is no sin, then there is no judge, and if there is no judgment then evil is good and good is evil. But above all these descriptions, Our Lord tells us that he will be so much like Himself that he would deceive even the elect–and certainly no devil ever seen in picture books could deceive even the elect. How will he come in this new age to win followers to his religion?

The pre-Communist Russian belief is that he will come disguised as the Great Humanitarian; he will talk peace, prosperity and plenty not as means to lead us to God, but as ends in themselves …

The third temptation in which Satan asked Christ to adore him and all the kingdoms of the world would be His, will become the temptation to have a new religion without a Cross, a liturgy without a world to come, a religion to destroy a religion, or a politics which is a religion–one that renders unto Caesar even the things that are God’s.

In the midst of all his seeming love for humanity and his glib talk of freedom and equality, he will have one great secret which he will tell to no one: he will not believe in God. Because his religion will be brotherhood without the fatherhood of God, he will deceive even the elect. He will set up a counterchurch which will be the ape of the Church, because he, the Devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the Antichrist that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ …

But the twentieth century will join the counterchurch because it claims to be infallible when its visible head speaks ex cathedra from Moscow on the subject of economics and politics, and as chief shepherd of world communism.


(Fulton J. Sheen, Communism and the Conscience of the West [Bobbs-Merril Company, Indianapolis, 1948], pp. 24-25)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is more texts about what is coming: "Many of God’s loyal servants, although well-intentioned, will be too weak to remain on the road to salvation. So strong will the pressure be upon them, by those enemies of God, to denounce my Son, that they will fall away from the Truth.

The false prophet (pope Francis) will introduce a powerful ecumenical faith and this will satisfy every heretic. The majority of those in my Son’s Church will be deceived, but almost one-half of my Son’s sacred servants will refuse to swear to the final oath, which will be falsely declared as one to the Holy Eucharist. The Holy Eucharist and its desecration will be at the heart of all discontent and dissidence.

Then as the false miracles will be accorded to him, many of the world’s celebrities will surround the false prophet seeking favour in his court.

It will be then that he will set up an honours list and they will be granted honorary doctorates in the false prophet’s newly renovated church, which will be but a shell of the former. All will accept their prizes for the great works of charity, which they presided over, under the direction of the imposter. Each will sing the praises of the other, until they will publicly declare the false prophet to be a living saint, because of the so-called miracles they will say he created as God’s servant.

And then, he and the antichrist will control much of the world, but Russia and Asia will not be involved, for these two empires will rise up against the New Babylon until Rome is destroyed.

All these events will take place and when you see them use the churches as places where they will proudly declare their greatness, their works of charity; then you will see clearly how pride dictates their intent. When Rome has fallen, there will be more tribulations, but they will be short-lived. Then the time will be ripe for the return of my Son, Jesus Christ. " https://fatherofloveandmercy.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/mother-of-salvation-they-will-be-granted-honorary-doctorates-in-the-false-prophets-newly-renovated-church/

atsa4you said...

Taken from several sources, and certainly confirms the private revelation also listed here from "Mother of Salvation"

Translated from Italian so forgive the grammatical nuances:

The Vatican anonymous blog provides further classified reports from
the confidential committee of Cardinals established by Bergoglio.
The new reports are concerning the total change of the concepts of
parish and of confession and the very name of the Mass.


The Catholic parishes shall be morphed into “ecumenical communities”,
with members of other Christian denominations, Anglicans and Protestants.
They will not be any longer presided by the Catholic parish priest but by a
team of ecumenical “pastors”. Lay members of the community may be part
of the presiding team.


Also the Sacrament of Penance, the confession, shall be changed. Those
who may wish, shall still be able to go to a private confession. However, there
shall be new “community penitential liturgies” for the public community
confession, providing the pardon of the community.


As informed already, the main change shall affect the Eucharistic Liturgy.
The Holy Communion shall be substituted by a unified rite. Consequently the Holy
Mass shall be called “sacred memorial”.


It is expected that the vast majority of the Catholics shall follow and
conform to the planned changes, which shall be introduced softly.
As mentioned, Bergoglio in exchange for the achievements should be
recognized as the President of all the Christian denominations.
The blogger cites the visions of the blessed Catherine Emmerich.
Greetings
In Christo Rege per Mariam Reginam
Maurizio d’Orlando

Ana Milan said...

The link to 'fatherofloveandmercy.wordpress.com' can't be accessed by google. Something may be wrong with the wording. The big problem with all of these End Times premonitions is that not one of them relays any instruction from Our Blessed Lady as to how to keep the True Faith & not lose apostolic succession while Rome burns. If the SSPX & other Traditional Orders are to be regularised into a NWO Church, then where are we to go. At the moment there is nothing in Europe but NO Churches except for a very few very select out-of-the-way places that once a month might receive a visit from an FSSP or SSPX priest. Our Lady has never said to reject the Papacy & leave Rome. Is it not up to God Himself to come to the aid of those who truly want to follow Him?

When are the four Cardinals going to speak or has that initiative been killed? We do have a right to know! The CC must be visible to its followers no matter how few it draws. It must retain the four marks of Christ's Church i.e. One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic. It must preserve ALL the sacraments & the Liturgy of Ages. An underground Church will not preserve the True Faith which should always be open even if it means martyrdom for its followers. Otherwise there is no public stance for Christ & no possibility of handing on the Faith of our Fathers to the next generations.

Michael Dowd said...

Bishop Sheen got it right. Welcome to the world of Vatican II, Pope Francis, the New World Order, i.e., dis-Order, brought to us by Satan himself. Hopefully, more folks will see reality and not their own vain hopes. Thanks Vox for all your help in making known the devil and his work.

atsa4you said...

Here is another link to these incredible messages: http://www.jesusbelovedsaviour.com/PL/?lang=EN&prim=10&find=

That said, I had no trouble with copy and paste of the above link from anonymous. Maybe try again Ana

Peter Lamb said...

Tremendous predictions by Bp. Sheen. They so accurately describe our current situation, so why do so many doggedly insist that the ape church described by him, is the Catholic Church and cling to it, despite all proof to the contrary?
If Katherine Emmerich saw the heretical Father of Assisi as "the Holy Father - God-fearing and prayerful," I reckon she is clearly about as "saintly" as he is.
It is good to remember that all private revelations, even approved ones, are not de fide. The Deposit of Faith, (public revelation), is our true anchor.

Peter Lamb said...

Dear Ana, Your courage, loyalty to the Catholic Faith and sincerity oblige me to answer your questions, even though I well know your misguided views on sedevacantism. Truly, I speak from affection, not confrontationalism. :)

Our Lady warned us specifically about what is happening now. She didn't have to tell us how to react, because she knew that Holy Scripture and Catholic doctrine had long told us precisely what to do: Remain faithful to our immutable Faith and let false prophets be anathema. Never to abet them; join them; consort with them, or heed them.

We go where St. Athanasius went - into the fields and stables. The buildings of Rome and those throughout the world, which once housed Catholics, are not the Catholic Church. Our Catholic Church is built of Catholic people - not bricks. Where those people are, there the Church is - just as visible as it ever was.

These faithful ones cling to Mother Church with all their might and usually at great cost to their own comfort and complacency, but in hope of their eternal reward. They cling to the Catholic Faith of their fathers - unchanged, unadulterated and exactly as it has always been until the onslaught of the minions of satan blossomed after the death of Pope Pius XII.

They will never reject the Papacy - the corner stone of Catholic unity. They love, respect and obey the Papacy. They heed the teaching of Saints, Doctors of the Church, Popes and Catholic Theologians that an heretic, who is not a Member of the Church, cannot be Visible Head of the Church. An extended interregnum does not signify the end of Peter's Succession. The theologians have explained this to us.

Our Shepherd never ceases to aid His faithful sheep, but His sheep must be faithful to Him and His Church. They do not have itchy ears, or follow false prophets and He is with them unto the End of the world.

His sheep are not underground. Quite the opposite! True Bishops, Priests and faithful laymen proclaim Catholic truth, as loudly as they can, all around the world, to those who will listen.
They will pass the Faith to their children; they proclaim the Faith publicly and loudly. They suffer ridicule gladly and are well prepared for martyrdom if necessary. They preserve the Sacraments and the Liturgy of the Ages intact and entire. May our Blessed Lord open your mind and eyes to see.

Anonymous said...

Peter,

You told Ana that "They will never reject the Papacy - the corner stone of Catholic unity. They love, respect and obey the Papacy."

How can you tell her to love, respect and obey the Papacy when you reject the present Successor of your Apostolic namesake?

Matthew 7: 3-5; Luke 6: 41-42

Margaret

Anonymous said...

Dear Ana,

I hope this will help you:

https://youtu.be/HtdsB2kJknQ

May Our Lady shelter you under Her Holy Mantle!

In Christ the King,

Margaret


Peter Lamb said...

Dear Margaret, Today I had a beautiful "braai" with my son Christopher. A "braai" is a barbeque on steroids. We South Africans think we invented the "braai" and it is our National Pastime, along with rugby and beer.

The "Papacy" is an Office called the "Holy See." It may be occupied by a Pope, or unoccupied when there is no Pope - i.e. during an "interregnum." The Holy See remains, whether it is occupied, or not. This I love, honour and obey as all Catholics must.
The word "papacy" can mean slightly different things - the office of the Pope; the authority of the Pope, or the court of the Pope.

I reject the post conciliar 'popes" because they were/are masonic heretics - antipopes - and therefore not true Popes. I think these fellas can explain it to you, better than I can:

When there is no Pope, eg. between the death of one and the coronation of the next, (interregnum),the Church functions as stated by theologians Dorsch and Salaverri. The Pope is not a "primary foundation… without which the Church could not exist," the Pope is a "secondary foundation," "ministerial," who exercises his power as someone else’s, (Christ’s), representative. (See De Ecclesia 1:448)
[The Pope represents Christ; he is the Vicar of Christ. Christ is the Head of the Church and He exists always.]

There is nothing that prevents an interregnum from lasting MANY YEARS. There is no dogma that the Church needs ordinary jurisdiction to survive. Supplied jurisdiction is very real and bishops can consecrate; priests can administer the Sacraments and the Church functions, even when there is no live Pope. The Office of Peter is perpetually over the Church regardless whether it is filled by a living man. In other words, the teachings of the past Popes remain the steadfast guide of the Church. Never does a past teaching become equal to, or less than, a mere bishop or some other person. There is no Church teaching that there is a time limit on the period between popes. No theologian who has ever spoken on this issue has given a time limit for interregnums.

Peter Lamb said...

Did the Church cease during the Great Western Schism, when there were three rival claimants to the Papal Throne from 1378 to 1417? No one could be sure who, if any, were Pope. So who would one follow? What if one followed the wrong "pope." Would one be in schism, because one had inadvertedly rejected the real Pope - or perhaps having rejected all of them due to good reasons for doubting their legitimacy?
Sedevacantism means nothing more than an extended interregnum. There was De facto no pope for almost 40 years during the Great Western Schism.

A. Dorsch — Institutions Theologiae Fundamentalis, 1928:
“The Church therefore is a society that is essentially monarchical.
But this does not prevent the Church, for a short time after the death of a pope, or even for MANY YEARS, from remaining deprived of her head. [vel etiam per plures annos capite suo destituta manet]. Her monarchical form also remains intact in this state . . .thus the Church is then indeed a headless body . . . Her monarchical form of government remains, though then in a different way —that is, it remains incomplete and to be completed. The ordering of the whole to submission to her Primate is present, even though actual submission is not . For this reason, the See of Rome is rightly said to remain after the person sitting in it has died — for the See of Rome consists essentially in the rights of the Primate. These rights are an essential and necessary element of the Church. With them, moreover, the Primacy then continues, at least morally. The perennial physical presence of the person of the head, however, [perennitas autem physica personis principis] is not so strictly necessary” (De Ecclesia 2:196-7).

Msgr. Charles Journet, The Church of the Incarnate Word: The Church During a Vacancy of the Holy See – We must not think of the church, when the Pope is dead, as possessing the papal power in act, in a state of diffusion, so that she herself can delegate it to the next Pope in whom it will be recondensed and made definite. When the Pope dies the Church is widowed, and, in respect of the visible universal jurisdiction, she is truly acephalous.* ‘But she is not acephalous as are the schismatic Churches, nor like a body on the way to decomposition. Christ directs her from heaven .. . But, though slowed down, the pulse of life has not left the Church; she possesses the power of the Papacy in potency, in the sense that Christ, who has willed her always to depend on a visible pastor, has given her power
to designate the man to whom He will Himself commit the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, as once He committed them to Peter. During a vacancy of the Apostolic See, says Cajetan, the universal Church is in an imperfect state; she is like an amputated body, not an integral body. “The Church is acephalous, deprived of her highest part and power.” [But she is not dead, or unable to function.]

Dear Margaret, I hope your question is answered.

Finally, should Traditionalists who recognize the conciliar popes and church be worried? Not at all!
Vatican II and the connciliar popes teach that non-Catholic sects are a "means of salvation" in the 1992 CDF Letter on Communion, the 2000 Declaration Dominus Iesus, the 1983 Code of Canon Law and the 1997 Catechism!
*Schismatic bodies are “particular Churches” united to the Catholic Church by “close bonds.”
* Each “particular Church” is “Catholic,” but some are “fully Catholic.” [Elements of the Truth, versus the "fullness" of Truth.]

Frankie goes so far as to tell us people need not convert, "Proselytism is nonsense," atheists can go to Heaven and there is no hell! So if you're right, we all get to Heaven and nothing that's going on really matters at all!

Just remember; if we sedes are right, many have a hell of a lot to worry about. :)

Anonymous said...

Peter,

You are quoting the CCC incorrectly. This is the definition of "particular Church":


Each particular Church is "catholic"

832 "The Church of Christ is really present in all legitimately organized local groups of the faithful, which, in so far as they are united to their pastors, are also quite appropriately called Churches in the New Testament.... In them the faithful are gathered together through the preaching of the Gospel of Christ, and the mystery of the Lord's Supper is celebrated.... In these communities, though they may often be small and poor, or existing in the diaspora, Christ is present, through whose power and influence the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church is constituted."312

833 The phrase "particular church," which is the diocese (or eparchy), refers to a community of the Christian faithful in communion of faith and sacraments with their bishop ordained in apostolic succession.313 These particular Churches "are constituted after the model of the universal Church; it is in these and formed out of them that the one and unique Catholic Church exists."314

834 Particular Churches are fully catholic through their communion with one of them, the Church of Rome "which presides in charity."315 "For with this church, by reason of its pre-eminence, the whole Church, that is the faithful everywhere, must necessarily be in accord."316 Indeed, "from the incarnate Word's descent to us, all Christian churches everywhere have held and hold the great Church that is here [at Rome] to be their only basis and foundation since, according to the Savior's promise, the gates of hell have never prevailed against her."317

Source: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P29.HTM

Let me put it this way:

If a letter comes to you in the mail, it says "Peter Lamb". If it comes to your son Christopher, it says: "Christopher Lamb". If the letter is for everyone in your household, it says: "The Lamb Family".

That's the way it is with particular Churches. I am Ukrainian Greek Catholic. There are 25 different particular Churches which make up the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I could go to the church Vox attends and fulfill my Sunday obligation. Vox could do the same in my church. We are Catholic too!

Out of all the non-Catholic denominations, the Chalcedonian Eastern Churches have preserved Apostolic succession and are the closest to the Catholic Church.

FYI: The Chalcedonian Eastern Churches accept the Fourth Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon, which infallibly defined that Our Lord Jesus Christ has two natures, Divine and human, in the unity of His Divine Person. There are actually Eastern bodies which do not accept the Fourth Ecumenical Council.

"So if you're right, we all get to Heaven and nothing that's going on really matters at all!"

Salvation is not a matter of whether not I'm right. It's whether or not one dies in the state of sanctifying grace.

Margaret




Peter Lamb said...

Dear Margaret, We will just have to agree to differ. I checked your citation. It is pure conciliarism, top to bottom. Talk of the "People of God", Fullness and elements etc. I just copied one sentence at random:
I think it was 212:- "PRAYER IN COMMON, because "change of heart and holiness of life, along with public and private prayer for the unity of Christians, should be regarded as the SOUL OF THE WHOLE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT, (please see what Mortalium Animos says about this),and merits the name 'spiritual ecumenism;"
That is exactly what my Church forbids Catholics to do. See above. Catholics do not pray with heretics. Full stop. The CCC is the NWO Handbook.

Let's you and me just pray for each other and see where the Holy Spirit takes us. :) XXX