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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Obedience, obedience, obedience..............

One old example of disobedience...and good guidelines, which I have also written on this blog before finding this...
http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2009/11/obedience-to-catholic-church-judging.html

The root cause of the ongoing deception: The necessity of spiritual direction and obedience The important missing element which allowed for the ongoing demonic deceptions in the life of Sr. Magdalena was the absence of a priest spiritual director to guide and discern her alleged mystical gifts and supernatural graces. Obedience is the "litmus test" of the Church, and it seems that Sr. Magdalena was never subjected to obedience to a spiritual director. Had she been, the demonic deceptions would certainly have been detected much sooner. Mystics and visionaries should always be guided by a priest spiritual director, and it should always be the priest who directs the mystic, and NOT the mystic who directs the priest. A priest spiritual director represents Christ and His authority within the Church, and therefore mystical and supernatural graces should be subjected to this authority to help discern their authenticity.

For sure another one of the spiritual lessons is that all that glitters is not necessarily gold, and the devil does not counterfeit tin or copper, or even silver---he seeks to counterfeit gold. So we need to be very careful, with the help of God, not to be misled by his phony deceptions. - See more at: http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2011/12/sister-magdalena-of-cross-nun-who-made.html#sthash.DPaahhyo.dpuf

"Diabolic Influence" Part Two

Someone wants to know what the signs of diabolic influence are when connected to visionaries and those who follow them.

Here are a few bullets.
  • Consistent disobedience to the rulings of the CDF and local bishops, with the proud attitude that one does not have to obey liberal bishops concerning seers and visions. Seers also exhibit disobedience to bishops.
  • Pre-occupation with consolations from God and a determination that these consolations mean the seers are true. Consolations can be from the evil one, as these are based on emotion.
  • Carelessness about doctrinal points, not considering the long teaching of the Church concerning the persons of the Trinity, Mary, and the nature of the Church. Often, the ecclesiology and Christology of the false seers are heretical.
  • Insistence that private revelations be considered seriously as part of one's spiritual life, instead of one developing one's own relationship with God. In other words, Satan deflects a person's focus.
  • Willful ignorance concerning sin, absolution, the Petrine authority and apostolic succession as residing in the Catholic Church.
  • Messages which state all religions are the same and there are many ways to God, clearly satanic, as there is only one way to God and that is Christ.
  • Fanatical loyalty to persons instead of to God, idolatry of people and places instead of detachment.
  • False fruits, false prophecies, which undermine the authority and teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • Money-making endeavors which make the seers rich and famous-a clear indication of falsity and demonic influences-at least three popular, unapproved seers or group of seers and their families have become rich on the false visions. Note that this is very different from Blessed Jacinta and Francesco and St. Bernadette and their families.
  • Refusal to repent when errors are pointed out clearly, especially doctrinal errors and false prophecies. A stubborness sets in to the hearts of the followers as well as the seers.
  • The followers place the messages over and above doctrine and dogma, again undermining the authority of the Teaching Magisterium.
  • Judgmental attitudes towards bishops and priests who disagree with the visions and seers. False support of the seers who sometimes adopt a victim attitude.
  • Denial of sin and punishment, such as the denial of hell-universal salvation as accepted
  • Denial of the fact that the way to perfection is already known and has been so there is no need for further knowledge.
  • Absolute error in stating that Revelation continues, when in fact it ended with the last word of the book of Apocalypse.
  • Hatred and despising of authority and those who disagree with the visions on the part of the followers, who create an "us" and "them" attitude. 
  • Refusal to study the encyclicals and the CCC, stating the visions are more important.
All this indicates a rebellious nature and a Gnostic tendency to want to be one of the special few who get to heaven with arcane knowledge, instead of seeing that the simplicity of the Gospel is the way to holiness.

Satan wants to undermine the authority of the Church. He wants to take people away from studying and appropriating an adult faith. He wants to distract them by creating a fanaticism for consolations. 

The way to holiness is the Cross.

to be continued....

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"Diabolic Influence"

This may be one of the most important posts I write this year. This information came from three sources, none of which I can give online in order to protect those involved.

I can say that one source is a very holy priest, known here in Europe.

The information basically surrounds the serious problems of Gnosticism concerning the groups and individuals who follow false seers.

The facts are these: apparition chasing has become a prime focus for many, many, otherwise good Catholics. This preoccupation with private revelations forms a theme on this blog going back almost seven years, including on my first blog.

What I have learned through experience and the input of some holy people, including the priest, who is straight-down-the-wicket orthodox and traditional, is that most, if not all the false seers and false visions, originate from "diabolic influence". In other words, it is not merely the case wherein young and not-so-young people make mistakes and then carry on those errors, but that the visions and words are from demons, even satan himself.

In addition, those who religiously and rigorously follow these false seers and their messages "fall under the same influence".

I knew this from experience from encountering demonic activity connected to false seers, and now I have had my suspicions confirmed by several things which have happened on Sunday night, and Monday night of this week, as well as today, Wednesday.

The rule should be this: if the Catholic Church has not approved an apparition or messages, do not read books or pamphlets about these, or follow these, do not watch the videos, and do not go to those places of pilgrimages.

Do not go to talks or retreats connected with anyone of whom Rome and other bishops have given warnings or proclaimed that the messages and visions are personal meditations and not from God.

The problem has been complicated by the fact that too many Catholics do not understand the basic teaching of the Church regarding the nature of God, the Trinity, Mary's role in the plan of salvation, salvation, heaven, hell, purgatory, sin, grace, baptism, and confession.

I have gone into detail on this blog many times about some of the seers who are most dangerous, as they hold views contrary to the Teaching Magisterium.

After my own experiences of the past few days, and this information from a priest, I felt I must share the seriousness of the situation.

All I can say is, "Be obedient to Rome and local bishops".

Catholics will not be able to be midwives and maybe doctors in England-loss of religious freedom

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
3 Whitacre Mews, Stannary Street
London, SE11 4AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: (020) 7091 7091
Email: information@spuc.org.uk
http://www.spuc.org.uk
 
Midwives lose fight for conscientious objection to abortion
17 December 2014
The Supreme Court has rejected the opportunity to uphold the right of conscientious objection for senior midwives who refuse to supervise abortions performed on a labour ward. Today's decision issued in the Supreme Court has been condemned by those who backed the Glasgow midwives' fight for their right to work in the NHS without being involved in abortions.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) which paid the midwives’ legal expenses throughout the case has said that senior midwives who refuse to kill babies could be forced to leave the profession.
Mary Doogan and Connie Wood, the midwives in the case, commented on the judgment:
“We are both saddened and extremely disappointed with today's verdict from the Supreme Court and can only imagine the subsequent detrimental consequences that will result from today's decision on staff of conscience throughout the UK.
“Despite it having been recognised that the number of abortions on the labour ward at our hospital is in fact a tiny percentage of the workload, which in turn could allow the accommodation of conscientious objection with minimal effort, this judgment, with its constraints and narrow interpretation, has resulted in the provision of a conscience clause which now in practice is meaningless for senior midwives on a labour ward.”
Paul Tully, general secretary of SPUC said:
“The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children acknowledges the great debt that the whole pro-life community owes to Mary Doogan and Connie Wood for fighting this battle over the past seven years. They have fought not only for their own careers, but for all current and future members of the profession who uphold the right to life of everyone, from the time of conception, without discrimination. We are bitterly disappointed for them.
“Today's decision sadly makes it likely that senior midwives who refuse to kill babies will be forced to leave the profession. Junior midwives might still be able to work in labour wards where abortions are performed but they will be restricted to 'staff midwife' status at best.  They could easily be placed in an impossible situation by pro-abortion superiors, and would be unable to receive promotion to a more senior role without fear of being required to violate their consciences.  This will affect anyone who objects to abortion, of any religion or none.  It will create a second-class status in midwifery for those who only deliver babies and don't kill them.
“Furthermore, the court has used the opportunity of this case to decide that the conscience clause in the Abortion Act does not apply to General Practitioners and that hospital doctors asked to prescribe abortion drugs will not be covered by the conscience clause.  We anticipate that this will lead to renewed efforts by health officials to force doctors who have a conscientious objection to abortion either to compromise their respect for human life or to leave the profession.  SPUC will support and encourage doctors to resist any such bullying approach.
“The pro-abortion lobby has long argued that conscientious objectors should be required to refer women seeking legal abortion to other practitioners.  Bodies such as the Department of Health have qualified this by saying that this only applies when the statutory grounds for a legal abortion apply, but the Supreme Court has said that any medical professional who refuses to provide an abortion should arrange for a referral to someone else who will do so. This seems to go far beyond the scope of the Abortion Act, and furthermore is not even an issue there was any need for the Court to decide in this case.
“The Court has nevertheless said that midwives and doctors with conscientious objections are obliged to refer abortion patients to colleagues who don't object to abortion.  This goes further than the General Medical Council, for instance, whose current guidance Personal Belief and Medical Practice says that doctors should refer patients to another doctor, but does not require them to check their colleague's pro-abortion credentials.”
Further information:
SPUC: 020 7091 7091
Paul Tully: 020 7820 312707939 178719
Anthony McCarthy: 07883 107358
John Smeaton: 07885 914 344

The Silence is Deafening

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/wheres-media-terrence-bean-media-bias-101-democrat-dont-report

“Bean was a top Obama fundraiser charged with a serious crime. He flew on Air Force One. Yet he netted zero coverage,” said Gainor, who contrasted coverage of Bean with how “in just two days, the broadcast networks spent over 14 minutes covering how mid-level congressional staffer Elizabeth Lauten criticized the Obama daughters...
Yet media coverage was scant at the outset of the arrest, and has been even more sparse since—a classic case of media bias. As Brett Decker pointed out, “if one of President George W. Bush’s bundlers would have been charged with child rape, make no mistake about it, the media feeding frenzy would have been uncontrollable—which would be legitimate given the severity of the allegation. The silence surrounding Terrence Bean exposes the national media’s partisan double standard in obscene detail.”

Will be back soon

Later on today, I shall share an important post...busy this a.m.

STM

To Be A Minority

When I grew up in Iowa, in a city which 80% of the populace were Lutherans, the Catholics were a small minority.  One of the advantages of being a small minority was that we had to know why we were Catholic. We learned at an early age to be apologists.

I remember in the summer of 1964, sitting on the back steps with my first boyfriend, discussing the theologies of Catholicism (me) and Lutheranism (him).

The identity of Catholicism was keen and real. Because the society was Protestant, to be a Catholic meant that mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, taught religion to the children in the home. Catholic identity was learned in the home, through the celebration in the home of name days, feast days, holy days of obligation.

Catholic families watched Bishop Sheen on television in the 50s and 60s. Catholic families socialized with Catholic families. See my post here. My dance card is full and young people will not believe this

To be a minority was a good thing for Catholics in the Midwest. To be a minority meant learning one's Faith on one's own, in one's home.

I am thinking that one reason God will allow persecution is to make us a minority again. To be a majority religion is a dangerous thing in a society where compromises then take place in order to stay the majority religion.

This is the problem in the States. Catholicism stopped being home-based and become diocesan-based. Parents gave up responsibility for teaching and for formation of character to the schools.

Religion stopped being practiced in this home.

A remnant Church must be a local church. A remnant Church must take care of religious needs privately and on a small scale. A minority Church must preserve and pass down Catholic identity for survival.

Home schooling families have done this in America for forty years. And, real Catholics are being marginalized daily. A remnant has to decide to be Catholic--choose Catholic identity and pass it on.

The Church will disappear in many, perhaps most, areas, as it did under persecution in Northern Africa.

Only those families and clans which have Catholic identity will endure.

It is not so bad being a minority.

Here are some pertinent links.

31 Oct 2014
Over two years ago, it came to me that in the future, the Church will resemble Northern Africa in the Fourth Century, when in Carthage and the immediate area around Carthage alone, there were seventeen bishops.
28 May 2012
To the person who objected to the reference to Northern Africa, that is a place, not a racial reference. There are many, many races in Northern Africa, Caucasian, Asian, Black, etc. And, the Arabs are not a race, but Caucasian ...
24 Sep 2014
The same is true with the churches in Northern Africa. I have written on this before today. This map shows us two things. One, this map shows us how fast the Faith spread and two, how fast it disappeared in later times in some ...
24 Sep 2014
It is in fact the case that not only the flourishing Church in Asia, which was once the vibrant heart of the Church, but also the Church in North Africa vanished entirely beneath the tempests of Islam. Of course, the force applied .

07 Dec 2012
The way so many negative things are happening, even *inside* the Church, I cannot fathom it will look anything but the way it does in northern Africa. True, it may take a while here to get to that point, but the thought alone is ...
17 Nov 2013
All those dioceses up and down the Levant in the early days of the Church are gone. All those great basilicas and cathedrals which served the huge Catholic communities in Northern Africa are long gone. Email ThisBlogThis!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

On a happier note...


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2875711/Sales-Prince-George-s-36-Start-Rite-shoes-worn-Christmas-photoshoot-roof.html

My son had a variation of these Start-Rite blue shoes, but no one noticed....lol. We called them "T-straps". So cute, so British...

Girls in my mom's generaton wore these and they were called "Mary Janes". See below....

And we always got a new pair of shoes for Easter...the American version of good kids' shoes....



Because of the Nobel Peace Prize, Children Died

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/pakistan-school-massacre/pakistan-school-attack-taliban-militants-kill-more-140-peshawar-n269011

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/peshawar-school-attack-talibans-revenge-malala-yousafzais-nobel-peace-prize-1479754

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/peshawar-school-attack-talibans-massacre-innocents-photo-report-1479780

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/peshawar-school-attack-taliban-burn-teacher-alive-front-pupils-behead-children-1479767
"They literally set the teacher on fire with gasoline and made the kids watch."
At least six militants entered the Pakistani school wearing security uniforms, before massacring an estimated 132 people and injuring another 122.
Most of the school's 500 students have been evacuated. The Pakistani army claims to have killed five terrorists and is conducting a search for more, while more hostages are believed to be held inside the school.
Pakistani officials have yet to verify the burning of the teacher, or other reports that some of the bodies of the dead school children are being brought into the hospital headless.
According to a tweet by Omar R Quraishi, an editor at the The Express Tribune who has over 154,000 Twitter followers, "Some of the bodies brought to hospital during the Peshawar school attack have been headless: source."

Perfection Series VIII Part XXX Section Two Why The Desert


The last post was a list of previous desert posts as a warm up, no pun intended, for what Raissa writes on November 24, 1934.

"Terrible ordeal in silent prayer. Felt all the bitterness of death. God asks of me more than my life; to accept living death, existence in a barren desert. That is giving more than one's soul....."

Then, on the next day, she writes this, "In some manner, I am having personal experience of that great mystery St. Paul speaks of, making up what is lacking in the Passion of Christ. Being the Passion of God, it is forever gathered up into the eternal. What is lacking is a development in time....Those who allow themselves to become his to the point of being perfectly assimilated to him, accomplish, throughout the whole length of time, what is lacking in his Passion. Those who consent to become flesh of his flesh. Terrible marriage, in which love is not only strong as death but begins by being a death, and a thousand deaths....(this gift) involves a manner of redeeming the world, and of suffering, which is accessible only to sinners. By renouncing the good things of this world, which in certain cases more numerous than one might think, sin would have procured us--by giving to God our human and temporal happiness, we give him proportionality as much as he gives us, because we him our all, the widow's mite in the Gospel."

Raissa is describing the mystical marriage. She refers to Angela of Foligno, as I did last summer.

Why the desert? So God can take the beloved away from all people and reveal Him in the solitude as the Bridegroom.

There are more than what are listed below. Here are the links.

Etheldredasplace: Attributes: Continuation Using StAngela
17 Jun 2014
Earlier this year, I wrote a bit on the Attributes of God. As I am finishing up The Book of Divine Consolation Of The Blessed Angela of Foligno (now saint), I can return to this theme, using some of her great insights given to her ...

11 Jun 2014
Continuing with Angela of Foligno, one sees the progression of her road to holiness. This saint admits that she had lived a loose life. She is sharing insights concerning the siren call of the world as one who escaped, through ...
11 Jun 2014
Those who see the value of poverty, notes Angela of Foligno, freely give up things and status. The nuns and monks who give up owing their own personal things, give up any chance of being seen as worthwhile in the world.
13 Jun 2014
Perfection Series II: St. Angela Part Eight. Posted by Supertradmum. St. Angela of Foligno writes of the third level of the poverty of Christ. This is the poverty in which Christ chose to become impotent in the world, setting aside ...

22 Jun 2014
Having finally finished the book of St. Angela, I can state absolutely that her language and experiences are quite similar, if not exact, to those of Julian of Norwich. Julian's statement that God is closer to us than our own souls is ...
17 Jun 2014
Earlier this year, I wrote a bit on the Attributes of God. As I am finishing up The Book of Divine Consolation Of The Blessed Angela of Foligno (now saint), I can return to this theme, using some of her great insights given to her ...

11 Jun 2014
St. Angela of Foligno. Posted by Supertradmum. Perfection Series II: Angela of Foligno. The Book of Divine Consolation of The Blessed Angela of Foligno provides another help for those seeking perfection. The perfection ...
14 Jun 2014
Interesting that St. Angela Foligno writes something which came to me years ago-that God the Father suffered with Christ on the Cross, and that part of Christ's sufferings were those inflicted by ungrateful children on the Father ...
12 Jun 2014
St. Angela writes that Christ's entire life was one of penance. This seems obvious after one points this out. God on earth must have suffered constantly. I was thinking last night, as I was suffering intensely, of the great Desert ...
19 Jun 2014
That God is Good seemed to be the attribute which encompassed the entire spectrum of St. Angela's experience of God's relationship to the world. Angela's words remind me, as I have noted before, those of Julian of Norwich.

Perfection Series VIII Part XXX Section One Why The Desert

11 Dec 2013
This means that God calls us into the desert, and a desert has few colors, few delights. St. John writes this: IT now remains to be said that, although this happy night brings darkness to the spirit, it does so only to give it light in ...
17 Feb 2013
Noting that it is for this reason that the Church traditionally proclaims the Gospel narrative of Christ's temptation in the desert on the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Benedict said, “The tempter is subtle: he does not push us directly ...
02 Jul 2014
When Moses had to flee from Egypt , into Sinai, he was not seeking God. He was being drawn to God by God. God was calling him to purgation and perfection. Purgation came in the long weeks in the desert, before he came ...

03 Nov 2013
The name El was the title of the desert god of many of the ancient religions. El was also the god of the storms. However, the One, True God took the name and made it His Own, the God of all Creation, the Father of all Mankind, ...
19 Feb 2013
The desert is hard. It is very hot in the day and very cold at night. Sand gets into one's skin, eyes, hair. It is full of dangerous animals. Water is scarce. One has to rely on God totally in the desert. He is our Guide, as we cannot ...
07 Jan 2014
The desert proved to be colder than Antonio anticipated. He had a day, a night and a morning to meet his priest, whose letter was one of the four in his pocket. Daniel Morales had written to the Nuncio of the terrible deaths of ...

02 Aug 2013
He says, then, thus: 'In the desert land, waterless, dry and pathless, I appeared before Thee, that I might see Thy virtue and Thy glory.'90 It is a wondrous thing that David should say here that the means and the preparation for ...
11 Feb 2014
St. John the Baptist went into the desert. So did Christ and St. Paul. Our homes can be "desert homes". Create a place where holiness and perfection can take root and grow. Without this, parents are cooperating with God to ...
11 Oct 2014
14 And they coveted their desire in the desert: and they tempted God in the place without water. 15 And he gave them their request: and sent fulness into their souls. 16 And they provoked Moses in the camp, Aaron the holy ...
30 May 2013
God is calling the soul to Himself and takes her out into the desert in order for her to see Him as He is and to love Him for Himself and not for what He can do for her. This is real free love, the love with is not attached to anything ...

19 Dec 2013
I want you to fly to a desert like S. Mary of Egypt, S. Paul, S. Anthony, Arsenius, or the other hermits, but it is well for you to retire sometimes within your own chamber or garden, or wheresoever you can best recollect your mind, ...
12 Dec 2013
18 I will open rivers in the high bills, and fountains in the midst of the plains: I will turn the desert into pools of waters, and the impassable land into streams of waters. 19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, and the thorn, and ...
12 Feb 2013
On some occasions we read that the herald was God, for example, when with a living voice from heaven he gave the law of justice to a whole people in the desert. On other occasions, the herald was an angel of the Lord, ...
21 Sep 2014
[35] So again His Nativity in a lonely stable might find a foreshadowing in the owl of the desert, bemoaning and lamenting: and in His Ascension He was like the sparrow rising high above the dwellings of men. Thus in each of ...

20 Nov 2013
These types of reaction spreads like a cancer and results in murmuring, the great sin of the Israelites in the desert. Complaining creates a miasma of unfaithfulness and turns people to evil by doubting God's Divine Providence.
08 May 2014
26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying: Arise, go towards the south, to the way that goeth down from Jerusalem into Gaza: this is desert. 27 And rising up, he went. And behold a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch, ...
22 May 2014
They were walking in the rocky semi-desert land which lay behind Michael's new farm near Enna. He planned to turn it into a holiday farmhouse, but live there part of the year. The two were making plans when Christine found ...

01 May 2014
This is Christ, who hungered in the desert and was tempted but did not give in and was just. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Christ was merciful on the Cross, forgiving all, so that we can be merciful.
09 Sep 2014
St. Zosimas met her and gave her Communion on the day she died, after she spent fifty years or so in the desert making reparation for her early life of serious sin. A lion helped St. Zosimas bury her body. She is a saint who ...
20 Oct 2014
And they are being taxed with the infidel tax. “The only pseudo-juridical instance in the desert is the Arab tribes' court that has levied a tax of 150,000 Egyptian pounds (about 21,000 USD) on the monks,”. Email ThisBlogThis!
07 Apr 2013
But, if I had to choose one book dealing with classical education to take to a desert island, it would be the Doctor of the Church St. Isidore of Seville's Etymologie. This work is a compilation of knowledge and definitions from the ...
30 Sep 2013
It must have been a very hot day in the desert. Jerome's supposed cardinal's robe is off his body and his hat on the wall. He was not a cardinal, nor would this dress been the norm in his day. However, the point is that Jerome ...
05 Oct 2014
26 If therefore they shall say to you: Behold he is in the desert, go ye not out: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not. 27 For as lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west: so shall the coming of the ...

22 Jan 2013
Moses found God in the desert. God came to him unexpectedly. So, too, with us. 20 posts yesterday, and 22 today, plus the rest of the weekend is full as well. Take time to read these. We do not have much time to have this ...
12 Jun 2014
St. Angela writes that Christ's entire life was one of penance. This seems obvious after one points this out. God on earth must have suffered constantly. I was thinking last night, as I was suffering intensely, of the great Desert ...
18 Nov 2014
7 Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: To day if you shall hear his voice,. 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation; in the day of temptation in the desert,. Since 2007, I have written about the coming persecution of real ...