Monday, 31 October 2016

Common Witness and Service are the watchwords. Unity in Christ and His Church is still not possible. Lutherans simply don't believe what we believe! Luther's errors long ago refuted by the Catholic Church and Bergoglio cannot change that!

Egbert II van Heemskerck - Calvin and Luther in Hell
The "Reformation" has brought no "gifts." It has lead millions of souls to Hell. No gifts, unless you call the uncrowning of Our Lord Jesus Christ as King over society, "a gift." This Reformation created a "religion of man," and of self, out of which came Illuminism, Freemasonry, sexual libertinism, marxism, globalism and radical secularism. Some gifts Jorge, some gifts.

Luther was a liar and a deceiver and his work has long ago been condemned.

This malefactor, this heretical priest tore Europe apart and it has never recovered. He tore the Holy Mass and Holy Sacraments apart and Holy Scripture. He tore seven books out the Old Testament and called the Epistle of St. James the Apostle, "straw." Had he been able, he would have removed it.

Yet, what does our Bishop of Rome, Jorge Bergoglio say?

"Luther took a great step by putting the Word of God into the hands of the people."

Is he just ignorant of the truth, facts and logic, or is he trying to deceive?

Cost and access to Holy Scripture

The Holy Bible was already available in German and the first bible in English was produced in 1380 by John Wycliffe, an Oxford Professor. It was hand-written. Why? Because there was no printing press invented until 1450! 

Then as now, the cost of producing a book, in this case the Holy Bible, was comprised of two things, the material with which to construct it and the time and labour associated with that production. Now think about this for a moment. In Ontario, from where I write this, a generally low skilled clerical wage is about $20.00 per hour. It would take ten months, -- ten months to hand write the Holy Bible. That would equal a total of $36,000 in labour costs, plus benefits and I am not even considering any artistic illumination. While a monk would not have been paid, we can begin to appreciate the cost of production of a bible. Consider the time. It would then need to be bound. Is it fair to conclude that a Holy Bible anytime prior to the inventing of the printing press would have been in today's equivalent of $50,000 or more? Is it any wonder that churches and universities and libraries chained the bible and other books? How many Protestants accused Catholics of doing that to keep Catholic from reading it? 

Medieval literacy 

According to Bergoglio, Luther put the bible in the hands of the people to read. Who could damn well read? The literacy rate in 1500 ranged from as low as 5% in rural Germany to a high approaching 40% in England thanks to the Monastery system. These rates plummeted after Henry VIII's dissolution, a man who was ironically granted the title, "Defender of the Faith" by the Pope for his treatise on the Seven Sacraments and his condemnation of Martin Luther as a heretic whom, Henry wanted executed for heresy!

So, if bibles were available, they were unaffordable and most people could not read. The printing press, of course, began to change this. The very Council of Trent also used the printing press to codify and unify the Mass in 1570, the Mass we still have today according to the 1962 Missal. Before that, Missals were handwritten. You can imagine again how few there were and how they may have varied from place to place.

But Francis buys in, he buys in to the Protestant lie.Good grief, if we wanted pulp like this we could read a cartoon tract from the late Jack Chick, instead, we get it regurgitated from the Bishop of Rome himself. Are we that stupid, that ignorant of history to think that there was public education throughout history and the Internet? Do these churchmen think that we are that ignorant and stupid as Hillary Clinton thinks Americans are?

Today's headlines.

From Reuters: Pope, in Sweden, says Reformation had positive aspects

From Crux: Pope in Sweden heaps praise on Martin Luther

We must desire that those who follow this heretic come home to the Catholic Church. All "Christians" have this obligation, all Catholics have the duty to pray for them and for unity and reconciliation and to teach them the truth. Some people, such as Jorge Bergoglio, call that "proselytising." He goes further to call it a "sin" against oecumenism. One cannot sin against a word or an act. One sins against God.

True oecumenism will come from clarity

We must speak with clarity and indeed, charity to our Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, Evangelical brothers and sisters and those others such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventists and more. It is our duty to proclaim the fullness of the Jews' Judaism is found in Jesus Christ and His Church and to Muslims that their Jesus is not the real Jesus and to Hindus, Buddhists and other pagans that they too, must come to Jesus Christ and His Church. 

We must never force or coerce, we cannot and we do not. Why does this Bergoglio think that we do? We must propose but we must do so with clear and unambiguous teaching and proclamation.

In reference to those who follow the heretical Lutheran sect, this "prayer" below, by the Bishop of Rome fails them. He fails us as Catholics.

Church has refuted Luther
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Luther's death mask 

Martin Luther's errors have long been refuted by the Catholic Church. Try as he might, Bergoglio cannot ever refute them or overturn them.

The followers of the heretic Luther do not believe in Transubstantiation. They do not believe in the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ truly present. Their doctrine is a false doctrine. Christ is "spiritually" present above, around, as long as we want him to be. When their "service" is over, the wine is poured down the drain and the bread back in the box for next time. They have openly "gay" so-called "bishops." They have women dressed up as "bishops." Their "bishops" do not even pretend to believe in apostolic succession.

How can you have a "common eucharist" with people who do not accept what It is!

Now, I would rather be accused of wearing a tin-foiled hat than being naive. Do we know see the link between the gutting of the Congregation for Divine Worship? Will the Novus Ordo Missae, which was very subtle in its Lutherenesque influence now be reformed for a something more formal? Are these men hand-picked by Francis, which of course is his juridical right, about to foist upon the Catholic world, another new liturgy that will be without doubt, the "abomination of desolation?"

This prayer spoken by Bergoglio is for unity of heart and mind. It is not a prayer of a restoration of faith.  It calls instead for "common witness and service in the world" and continues to leave people, individual followers of the heretic Luther, without the Sacraments of Confirmation, Penance and the Holy Eucharist, it leaves them without Extreme Unction, it leaves their clergy without validity, uneducated and without grace of office to fall into more error. 

What a tragedy, that the Bishop of Rome should visit baptised Christians and not tell them the truth, but leave them wanting.

O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us for failing to proclaim your Truth.


Johnno said...

I've long speculated that the only solution to the dilemma the Modernists are facing is to create an entire new rite of Mass.

Except the thing wouldn't be a Mass. Because there'd be no actual sacrifice. Maybe not even need a priest.

Picture the things they want-

Catholics, Non-Catholics, and even non-Christians praying together.

But that dastardly Crucifix and Eucharist stand in the way.

They can't contradict themselves openly or else the actual Catholics will wise up to their game.



That's Latin for 'New Man' by the way... not that other homo, but if they want to come too then who are we to judge?

This is a man-centered community-driven service. Not MASS... SER-VICE!

All are welcome, and we do mean ALL.

Oh, there will be something that looks and sounds like your Novus Ordo mass, of course this will be in the vernacular or every other language for diversity's sake except Latin.

And there'd be something akin to the Eucharist, but without those troublesome difficult words and not anything remotely like Transubstantiation.

Just some nice looking bread. White or brown or rainbow. And a ritual of sorts. Maybe wine, if the children aren't around.

A nice imitation of the holy Sacrifice that's inoffensive and this way Lutherans and non-Christians and even the adulterers and non-confession goers can all partake.

Best of all those rigid fundamentalists who cling to their outdated rites and rules can't say anything because after all there's no actual Eucharist there. And you can betcha there'll be those apologists insisting the Pope and Church have NOT changed anything! The real Mass is still there! Sure the Novus Homo has replaced it for both the 9am and 11am slots leaving you with just the 7am one, but hey gotta make accommodations to accompany all the new people who'll be flooding in.

And even if it's not actually Jesus there in that wafer, that won't stop everyone there from praising and adoring it as if it was! And I bet they'll crack out the finest vestments, and incense and nicest gold monstrance for it too. I think this is called idolatry, but that's just for theologians to worry about, not us common Gospel folk of accompanyment.

This hits many birds with one stone.

- Finally there's a way for an ecumenical Mass where everyone feels that they're participating equally without actually having to be Catholic and worrying about all that theological sacramental stuff. Lutherans, public adulterers, homosexuals, Muslims (actually this last one will probably have the sense not to show up), and why not also your dog? He can eat it too.

- You won't even need a Priest actually... any layperson can perform these rites, they can just play dress up like a priest, even be a woman and deliver a homily too about togetherness or whatever. Bless your children, marry all 3 of you, etc.

- That whole priest shortage thing can then be alleviated with laypeople doing these rites and community things in Church and hopefully this will keep the buildings open and the money flowing in. It is as if the Catholic Church never left!

All this and they won't even need that Tabernacle anymore. As for where have they taken 'Him?' Well... He's probably just covered over or was moved out years ago.

Yup, soon all those Novus Ordo parishes will have something new to do.

Unknown said...

From DavidL Gray's website:

Martin Luther on Social Justice

“Peasants are no better than straw. They will not hear the word and they are without sense; therefore they must be compelled to hear the crack of the whip and the whiz of bullets and it is only what they deserve.” (ref. Erlangen Vol 24, Pg. 294).
“To kill a peasant is not murder; it is helping to extinguish the conflagration. Let there be no half measures! Crush them! Cut their throats! Transfix them. Leave no stone unturned! To kill a peasant is to destroy a mad dog!” – “If they say that I am very hard and merciless, mercy be damned. Let whoever can stab, strangle, and kill them like mad dogs” (ref. Erlangen Vol 24, Pg. 294).
“Like the drivers of donkeys, who have to belabor the donkeys incessantly with rods and whips, or they will not obey, so must the ruler do with the people; they must drive, beat throttle, hang, burn, behead and torture, so as to make themselves feared and to keep the people in check.” (ref. Erlangen Vol 15, Pg. 276).

mike said...

your not quite right in your thinking Vox. Do not takr offense but think of it this way. The next step is to completely disembowel thw Council of Trent and this papacy is very close to doing this. First the Eucharist and then the sacrament of confession baptism is whatever you make of it and holy orders is about to be crushed out of recognition how long before the last rites are eviscerated all in the name of ecumenism. and then confirmation will in some way become just the lighting of a match to light a sputtering candle of our faith. You are right to be a sentinel, we are all supposed to be calling attention to the dogs and wolves let loose in the Mystical Body of Christ

Mark Docherty said...

All of this. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Gifts of the Reformation! The first and foremost gift was ... secularism, and the banishment of Christ and his Church from public influence.

Sybok said...

With most recent purge at the vatican, your theory/speculation may very well be the plan

Anna said...

"and then confirmation will in some way become just the lighting of a match to light a sputtering candle of our faith."
Catholic Charismatics adopted already new Sacrament of Confirmation: it's called "baptism of the spirit." But please don't ask me what kind of spirit.

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Peter Lamb said...

What great comments! So, who still want's to call bergoglio's church the Catholic Church?
Vox, adding to your bill of costs, I have read that it took 900 sheep skins to make a bible.
Another nail in the coffin:
In 1864, Pope Pius IX issued the encyclical Quanta Cura, to which was attached his famous Syllabus of Errors, which contained 80 condemned propositions. Among them are the following under the heading of “indifferentism, latitudinarianism”:

15. Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true…

16. Man may, in the observance of any religion whatever, find the way of eternal salvation, and arrive at eternal salvation…

17. Good hope at least is to be entertained of the eternal salvation of all those who are not at all in the true Church of Christ…

18. Protestantism is nothing more than another form of the same true Christian religion, in which form it is given to please God equally as in the Catholic Church….
(Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, nn. 15-18.)

Dan said...

Next step will be declaring Luther correct on interpretation of the Eucharist.

Anonymous said...

I often listen to protestant preachers on radio. I'm sure a lot of them and their flocks aren't interested in our sacraments, or our priesthood, or any connection with us.

Andrew M. Greenwell said...

"[P]repare us to repent for the diving walls that we, and our forebears, have built." Does that mean we have to repent for the dogmas of Trent? The Church has to repent for its reliance on sacred Tradition? The Church has to repent for its Magisterium?

Anonymous said...

Pope Francis, the Protestant Revolution and the his uncanny effects on the weather

Unknown said...

Fatima Centre is reporting that Francis snubbed Sweden's Catholics. Imagine, a Pope who is too busy to encourage a tiny group of Catholics surrounding by secularists and Protestants. But then again, for this Pope I guess we are all Protestants anyway:

Johnno said...

God sent Piero Marini a message... The timing is apt.

"Curial Archbishop Piero Marini suffered a stroke in the night of 31 October. He is in the hospital Anna Rizzoli Ischia. The condition of the 74 year old Church representative is considered critical. Today a transfer to the Gemelli Hospital in Rome could take place.

On the morning of October 31, Don Antonio Angiolini, the pastor of the Good Shepherd on the island of Ischia, found him lying on the floor of his room. The Archbishop has been hold up for some time on the island, which he has chosen as a second home.

His appointment this last October 28 by Pope Francis as a member of the Roman Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was only just announced."

Anonymous said...

If Modernists like Luther so much,why do they not leave the Catholic Church ,and join a religion that suits their fancy ,or start their own? No,like Judas,they will stay .Luther has the advantage over modernists ,at least he left the Catholic Church,and attempted to destroy it from the outside,while Her enemies today do their dirty work from within.But their work is in vain,because the outcome is already decreed .there will only be one winner,and that's Christ.

Anonymous said...

Procession through the streets of Lund, Sweden

C. LaSalle said...

As Catholics we are obliged to pray for all peoples and I feel especially other Christians who have separated themselves from the one true Faith.

Francis needs to do his job which is to work to make bad Catholics better and draw those back to the faith who have abandoned it. He focuses far to much on everything else instead of the Catholics he is responsible for.