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  • How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’

    06/10/2017 8:12:49 AM PDT · 52 of 55
    JosephJames to BipolarBob; ealgeone

    You write “Thank God for Luther!”. Then it is Luther who is infallible? You did not touch the fundamental question here: How can I be sure that I am interpreting a particular passage of the Bible according to God and not according to my own subjectivism or according to someone else’s subjectivism or opinion?
    You did not offer a solution to the problem that I wrote below:
    “There are thousands of independent protestants groups in the USA. Just about all of them claim to have the same God, the same Jesus and the same Bible, but they end up interpreting many fundamental passages in very contradictory ways. Did Jesus, the Son of God, not know that this would happen? Did Jesus not offer a solution to this confusion before He ascended into heaven? Is every Christian an infallible interpreter of the Bible and infallibly led by the Holy Spirit? If that is true, why are there these fundamental differences?”
    BEFORE 1930 ALL MAINLINE PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS WERE IN ACCORD WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH that the use of artificial birth control was a grave evil and a serious sin. When the Anglican Church changed its stance in 1930 (Lambeth Conference) the other protestants churches quickly followed suit while Pope Pius XI reaffirmed the Church’s constant teaching on this grave evil in his encyclical Casti Cannubii (1930). When the Anglican Church first approved the use of contraception in 1930 it was only for serious reasons and only for married people who have been generous for life. However, by providing an opening for contraception, the qualifying phrase “for serious reason” was quickly ignored. Subsequently the use of contraception was viewed as virtuous behavior, and even the silent holocaust of abortion has become a private ethical choice of birth control. The unborn, unwanted babies no longer have any legal protection; they are now ripped to pieces after they are brutally murdered. BABIES DO NOT CHOOSE TO DIE! Is this not a good example of the slippery slope? The former Hippocratic oath for health care workers read: “I will administer no abortafacient to a pregnant woman.” The original Hippocratic oath acknowledged that abortion was a form of doing violence not only to the child but to the woman as well.
    Thus, regarding the use of contraception, if I am a sincere Christian and I want to discover the will of God, am I to follow the followers of Luther according to you?
    I truly believe that if a person is sincere and lives the Our Father, “THY will be done”, and not “MY will be done”, God will not deceive this person and this person will find the true will of God even if this person discovers that he has to change his life and thus carry the cross of Christ. But if a person does not have this humility of sincerity, he will end up deceiving himself, taking the easy way, and interpreting the Sacred Scriptures while eliminating the cross. Such a person who has willing deceived himself by not seeking the Truth outside of his own head, does not want to be with the Truth outside of his head and will associate himself only with those in agreement with himself. Thus when this person dies, he will willing throw himself in the eternal place where there is not the Eternal Immutable Truth. No one is forced to seek the Truth Who is God (Jn 14:6), and God will not force anyone to be with Him here on earth nor for all eternity.
    As I wrote below: “In heaven there is room for one God not two!” Someone once said that above the gates of hell is written the title of the song (Frank Sinatra): “I Did It My Way”!

  • How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’

    06/09/2017 11:25:32 AM PDT · 37 of 55
    JosephJames to ealgeone

    You did not answer any of my questions. You threw out a few Bible verses, even though there are many verses in the Bible of Christians praying for one another: James 5:16; 1 Timothy 2:1; Ephesians 6:18; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Matthew 5:44; Matthew 18:19; to list just a few!
    It is rather easy to proof text without maintaining the whole of Divine Revelation and Divine Tradition. There are thousands of independent protestants groups in the USA. Just about all of them claim to have the same God, the same Jesus and the same Bible, but they end up interpreting many fundamental passages in very contradictory ways. Did Jesus, the Son of God, not know that this would happen? Did Jesus not offer a solution to this confusion before He ascended into heaven? Is every Christian an infallible interpreter of the Bible and infallibly led by the Holy Spirit? If that is true, why are there these fundamental differences?
    Jesus said “the truth shall set you free” (Jn 8:32). Was Jesus referring to the truth of God or the truth of man? Is everyone supposed to go on his own ego trip and tell everyone that he is infallible? How do I as an individual Christian know whether I am following the inspirations of God or of Satan or of my own egoism or of the world, whose prince is Satan (Jn 12:31; 14:30)?
    If there is not a guide hear on earth to have certitude of interpreting the passages of Scripture according to God and not according to man, or the world or Satan, does this not lead to “Might makes right”, a dictatorship of subjectivism or of relativism? Who ends up making the laws if everyone interprets the Bible according to his own head or according to the group that agrees with him? Without a sure guide, will this not end up that the strongest decides the rules, which is a dictatorship?

  • How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’

    06/09/2017 8:58:18 AM PDT · 32 of 55
    JosephJames to ealgeone

    Why do you ask others to pray for you? Who would have the most influence before God, to pray and intercede for us, the Mother of God or who?
    God could have come into the world in anyway He wanted. He could have offered redemption directly to each person, or in any other way. Again, as Saint Augustine says, “You must be emptied of that which you are full that you may be filled with that which you are empty”. If I am filled with my intelligent interpretation and how I think things ought to be done, it is impossible for the Holy Spirit to enlighten me about His designs which are far above my finite human mind.
    Christ could have founded the Church with 12 perfect angels from heaven instead of 12 apostle who were sinners. Did Christ make a mistake? Or are you suggesting that Christ should have founded the Church with 12 men as yourself?
    There are very numerous examples in the whole Bible how God uses human instruments to accomplish His will and holy designs, even though God could have done it Himself. It takes humility to submit to God’s designs in which God chose to use men as instruments of salvation, instead of bypassing this humiliation and going straight to God. After all, I am worthy to go straight to God, and I do not need anyone to pray for me or intercede for me or anything else. Because I am I!
    In heaven there is room for one God not two! All those who had a better idea of how things should be do not spend eternity with God.
    “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and YOU WILL BE LIKE GOD, KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL.” (Gen 3:4-5).

  • How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’

    06/09/2017 8:08:22 AM PDT · 26 of 55
    JosephJames to ealgeone

    According to your wisdom, did the infinite God, the second Person of the Holy Trinity, make a mistake to come into the world through this woman, Mary. Did God who made heaven and earth make a mistake to spend 9 months in the womb of this woman?
    Saint Augustine tells us:
    “It was pride that changes angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues. The soul in which this virtue does not exist, there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. There is something in humility that strangely exalts the heart. This is the very perfection of man, to find out about his own imperfections. You must be emptied of that which you are full that you may be filled with that which you are empty.”
    It was not Mary who chose to be the Mother of God, but God who chose Mary.
    Luke 1:46-55:
    “And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the HUMBLE state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are PROUD in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the HUMBLE. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”

  • How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’

    06/09/2017 7:56:04 AM PDT · 24 of 55
    JosephJames to safeasthebanks

    There are many indications that the present “Bishop of Rome” is far worse than “leftism”.
    Visit:
    Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign
    http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/01/pope-benedict-xvi-force-to-resign.html.
    Or:
    Is the Pope Catholic? - The Greatest Schism in Catholic Church History!
    http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/05/is-pope-catholic.html

  • How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’

    06/09/2017 7:51:21 AM PDT · 22 of 55
    JosephJames to ealgeone

    “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 18:3). How can we become children without a mother?

  • How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’

    06/09/2017 3:42:27 AM PDT · 1 of 55
    JosephJames
    The Truth Shall Set You Free (Jn 8:32)!
  • Soon No More Eucharist

    05/09/2017 7:30:44 AM PDT · 37 of 37
    JosephJames to GBA

    Pray at least one Rosary everyday. Stay close to the Eucharist, and go to confession once a week if possible.
    There is less prayer than ever before, more sin than ever before, even worse, indifference as if sin no longer exists, and so we have given much greater power to “the father of lies”, Satan (Jn 8:44). In particular Satan has more power to “disguise himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14), to offer his very deadly beautiful lies as if they were the “truth that sets us free” (Jn 8:32)!
    Thus it is very important in these times of great confusion, when even Catholic bishops are no longer in agreement about the fundamentals of our faith and morals, to not only pray much and to study the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults, but to keep our eyes open so as not to fall into the beautiful lies of Satan presented as if they were the Truth!
    FOR UPDATES on some of these fundamental, hidden, and disguised deceptions of the ancient serpent, visit one of the index web sites to see the more important, latest articles:
    (as well as the DOCUMENTS REGARDING ECCLESIAL APPROVAL of the TESTIMONY OF GLORIA POLO):
    http://josephdwight.blogspot.com
    https://josephdwight.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/joseph-dwight-index/
    https://www.scribd.com/doc/282239978/Joseph-Dwight-Index

  • The True Easter!

    05/09/2017 4:42:19 AM PDT · 1 of 2
    JosephJames
    The Truth Shall Set You Free (Jn 8:32)!
  • Soon No More Eucharist

    03/04/2017 12:00:08 PM PST · 32 of 37
    JosephJames to ravenwolf

    May I assume I am replying to a Catholic? We know that the Word of God has many levels. Also as Catholics we rely not just on ourselves, with the danger of subjectivism, to interpret the Sacred Scriptures. We have 2000 years of the guidance of the Holy Spirt to help us deepen the truths of God.
    To offer another interpretation of Rev 12, some revelations that are approved by many Bishops, Our Lady revealed to Don Stefano Gobbi the following (14 giugno 1980):
    «Figli prediletti, oggi è la vostra festa, perché è la festa del Cuore Immacolato della vostra Mamma Celeste, a cui vi siete consacrati.
    Passatela nel raccoglimento, nella preghiera, nel silenzio, nella fiducia.
    Ormai ho impresso il mio segno sulla fronte di ciascuno di voi. Il mio Avversario non può più nulla contro coloro che sono stati segnati dalla Mamma Celeste.
    La stella dell’Abisso perseguiterà i miei figli, perciò essi saranno chiamati a sofferenze sempre più grandi; molti dovranno offrire anche la propria vita. Sarà con il loro sacrificio di amore e di dolore che Io potrò ottenere la mia più grande vittoria.
    Sono la Donna vestita di sole. Sono nell’intimo della Trinità Divina.
    Finché non sarò riconosciuta là dove mi ha voluto la Santissima Trinità, Io non potrò esercitare pienamente il mio potere, nella materna opera di corredenzione e di universale mediazione di grazie. Per questo, mentre la battaglia tra Me e il mio Avversario entrava nella sua fase decisiva, egli ha tentato con ogni mezzo di oscurare la missione della vostra Mamma Celeste.
    Il Dragone rosso, per riuscire a dominare la terra, si è messo a perseguitare anzitutto la Donna vestita di sole. E dalla sua bocca il serpente ha gettato dietro alla Donna un fiume di acque, per sommergerla e farla trascinare via.
    Che cos’è questo fiume di acque se non l’insieme di quelle nuove teorie teologiche, con cui si è tentato di far discendere la vostra Madre Celeste dal luogo ove l’ha posta la Trinità Santissima? Si è così potuto arrivare ad oscurarmi nell’anima, nella vita e nella pietà di tanti miei figli; si è persino giunti a negare parte di quei privilegi con cui sono stata adornata dal mio Signore.
    Per sfuggire a questo grande fiume di acque, furono date alla Donna le “ali della grande aquila” e così Ella ha potuto trovare il suo posto nel deserto.
    Che cos’è il deserto se non un luogo nascosto, silenzioso, appartato ed arido?
    Il luogo nascosto, silenzioso, inaridito da tante lotte e da tante ferite, in cui la Donna trova ora il suo posto, è l’anima e il cuore dei miei figli prediletti e di tutti coloro che si sono consacrati al mio Cuore Immacolato.
    Compio i più grandi prodigi nel deserto in cui mi trovo. Li compio nel silenzio, nel nascondimento per trasformare l’anima e la vita di quei miei figli che si sono completamente a Me affidati.
    Così ogni giorno faccio fiorire il loro deserto nel mio giardino, dove Io posso ancora esercitare pienamente la mia Opera e dove la SS. Trinità può ricevere gloria perfetta.
    Figli, lasciatevi trasformare dalla mia potente azione di Madre, mediatrice di grazie e corredentrice. Non temete, perché, nel deserto del vostro cuore, Io mi sono rifugiata e ho posto la mia abituale dimora.
    Vivete nella gioia e nella fiducia, poiché siete stati da Me segnati col sigillo e siete entrati a far parte della mia proprietà. Oggi accolgo i vostri piccoli cuori nel Cuore immenso, Immacolato e Addolorato della vostra Mamma Celeste, che vi guarda con compiacenza e vi benedice col Papa, il mio primo figlio prediletto, che tanta luce dona a tutta la Chiesa».
    http://madonna-sacerdoti.blogspot.it/2015/10/madonna-sacerdoti-1980.html

    In these revelations you can find many references and explanations of Rev 12, regarding the great battle between the “woman clothed with the sun” and the red dragon, if you might be interested.
    http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/

    Also the classic book of St. Louis de Montfort explains a great deal about this great battle that we are going through right now:
    “True Devotion To Mary”,
    To see or DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE BOOK, visit one of the following websites:
    http://www.montfort.org/content/uploads/pdf/PDF_EN_26_1.pdf
    http://www.familyland.org/PDF_Files/305-26TrueDevotion.pdf
    http://ebookbrowsee.net/st-louis-de-montfort-true-devotion-to-mary-pdf-d318170213

    Blessed Pope John Paul II wrote about this book:
    “The reading of this book was a decisive turning-point in my life. I say ‘turning-point’, but in fact it was a long inner journey… This ‘perfect devotion’ is indispensable to anyone who means to give himself without reserve to Christ and to the work of redemption.” “It is from Montfort that I have taken my motto: ‘Totus tuus’ (‘I am all thine’). Someday I’ll have to tell you Montfortians how I discovered De Montfort’s Treatis on True Devotion to Mary, and how often I had to reread it to understand it”.

  • Soon No More Eucharist

    03/04/2017 9:39:04 AM PST · 27 of 37
    JosephJames to ealgeone

    Why do you not have the courage to go to the blog and send an email which is listed at the blog site?

  • Soon No More Eucharist

    03/04/2017 9:02:45 AM PST · 24 of 37
    JosephJames to ealgeone

    I hope my motives are only for the true love of God and the true love of neighbor. True love of neighbor is above all to wish well for my neighbor not just for this short life, but especially for eternal life. If my motives are not purely for this, I as a Catholic know I will have to spend some time to be purified in Purgatory before entering heaven where only the totally pure can enter. I thank God for Purgatory, otherwise I would surely go to hell. On the other hand, I hope that God may help me to purify my intentions here on earth, because it is much much much less painful to be purified here on earth than in Purgatory!!! Here on earth we as Catholics have access to the very powerful sacraments, especially the Sacrament of Confession and the Most Holy Eucharist, so as to obtain the mercy of God and the grace to change our lives. After death, there is no more chance to receive the mercy of God, but only the justice of God!

  • Soon No More Eucharist

    03/04/2017 8:51:57 AM PST · 23 of 37
    JosephJames to beebuster2000

    Perhaps you did not read very well the post. This article made reference to the article: “Satan Apes Christ” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/09/satan-apes-christ.html): “There are various indications that the peace promised by Our Lady of Fatima will be fulfilled on the CENTENARY OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT MIRACLE OF THE SUN, October 13, 1917 at Fatima, Portugal, which will be October 13, 2017!”
    Thus there is the possibility of peace by October 13, 2017. Thus I think one needs rather “a back up plan” before “October 14”, as written also in the article (for Catholics):
    “The important point which ought not to require to be made but which plainly does need to be made, is that now is the time of grace in which we must seize every opportunity for penance, sacrifice, fasting and reparation, lead good lives, pray the Rosary daily, wear the Brown Scapular of our Lady of Mount Carmel, make frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament and above all to go to confession regularly. We should also attend Holy Mass as often as we can, receive Holy Communion and, if possible, partake of the daily prayer of the Church (e.g. Lauds, Vespers &c). It is better to prepare now than to wait for the great warning, otherwise we might die of fright seeing our whole lives put before us in the light of the truth of God in one instant!”
    We as Christians seek to follow Christ who went through his passion, crucifixion, death and burial before his resurrection.
    The article also quoted the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults: “The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection” (CCC 677). Dear friends, we are Catholic and as the catechism tells us, we as members of Christ’s Body, the Church, must now pass through the crucifixion; we do not believe in the rapture as do many of our protestants brothers. We must suffer with our Lord so as to rise with our Lord (see also: “Catholic Prophecy Today”; http://markbeast.blogspot.com)!
    Just as for Christ, for each Christian, there will be no resurrection without willingly passing through the crucifixion; there is no Easter without Good Friday!

  • Soon No More Eucharist

    03/04/2017 7:15:17 AM PST · 20 of 37
    JosephJames to ealgeone

    You log in as “ealgeone”; I log in as “JosephJames”. I would consider it improper to ask for your name and identification. We are all creatures, and not the Creator. And thus I hope that we seek the truth outside of our own heads from the Creator instead of believing that each one of us is the source of truth. This is why I posted this article in a world and Church more full of lay people, priests and bishops who no longer seek the truth in Divine Revelation, and thus there is more confusion than ever before.
    It is amazing to me how far people and the world and the Church have slid into subjectivism and relativism, so that each person becomes the criteria of truth. I posted this article in the Catholic part. So if you are a Catholic, as I am, we have been given much more than non-Catholics if we take advantage of what we have been given: the fullness of the truth and means of sanctification. But along with being given more, we have more responsibility. “But he that knew not and committed things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more” (Lk 12:48).
    There is less prayer and more sin (worse, as if sin does not exist) than ever before in the world and in the Church. Thus it is we who have given great power to Satan to deceive us as “an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14). Thus the motive of this post, to unmask the deadly lies of our mortal enemy and to stimulate people to think, to not slide into “ignorance is bliss”, or to be “politically correct”!

  • Soon No More Eucharist

    03/04/2017 12:28:05 AM PST · 1 of 37
    JosephJames
    The Truth Shall Set You Free (Jn 8:32)!
  • Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign

    01/28/2017 8:14:32 AM PST · 40 of 45
    JosephJames to WashingtonFire

    I agree. We won’t know all the facts until later. In the meantime, the four cardinals, the “Dubia”, are right. It is rather revealing the reaction of “Pope Francis” to the simple questions of the four cardinals for clarification:
    “Pope: ‘Malicious resistance’ to my reforms that ‘takes refuge in traditions’ is from the devil”
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-malicious-resistance-to-my-reforms-that-takes-refuge-in-traditions-is

  • Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign

    01/28/2017 8:09:43 AM PST · 38 of 45
    JosephJames to RetSignman

    Yes. Read my comment to piusv. But if we are true Christians, we will be willing to suffer with Christ in this great purification in this “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21).
    Just as Christ was crucified and buried 2000 years ago, and many disciples (Emmaus etc.) left Jerusalem, so too, the Body of Christ, the Church, will be crucified and buried and Satan will believe in his pride to have total victory over the Church as Satan believe 2000 years ago when Christ died. It will be more humiliating for Satan to believe that he has total victory and then to be crushed by the woman (Gen 3:15). To read a further explanation of this, you might look at the classic book of St. Louis De Montfort:
    “True Devotion To Mary”,
    http://www.montfort.org/content/uploads/pdf/PDF_EN_26_1.pdf
    Also:
    “To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”,
    http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/

  • Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign

    01/28/2017 7:53:17 AM PST · 36 of 45
    JosephJames to piusv

    You can find my comment below regarding the article:
    The Great Difficulty In Overcoming Pharisaism - The Difference Between Schismatic Traditionalism and the False Pope Prophecies
    http://schis-trad.blogspot.it/2016/05/overcoming-pharisaism.html
    No, I do not think we are on the same page. The article offers the references of Cardinal Danneel’s Mafia, and the automatic excommunication for these activities in the Apostolic Constitution Universi Domini Gregis.
    There is a real battle going on here. It would be a mistake to lump everything together. With the great lack of prayer today, and more sin than ever, we have given the power to deceive to the forces of evil.
    In the above mentioned article there is the paragraph:
    “THE CHURCH ON EARTH, THE “CHURCH MILITANT”, IS MADE UP OF SAINTS AND SINNERS AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN BETWEEN (Mt 13:36-40, 47-50). In the early Church the heretical cult, the DONATISTS, explained these two parables of the fish and of the weeds in a rather simplistic way: the Church was made up of only the good people and the world was made up of all the evil people without hope of salvation. The Church would be in the world as a “closed garden” or better, the Ark of Noah in which only for the very few there is salvation from the general flood. St. Augustine’s thought won out which was that of the universal Church. The Church herself is a field in which grow weeds and good seed, bad and good together . St. Augustine even exclaimed: “How many sheep there are outside the Church and how many wolves are inside!” The world is not divided into children of darkness and children of light; but rather we are all children of darkness, we are all weeds, but destined, if we desire it, to become children of the light and good grain, receiving the Kingdom and converting ourselves. Nothing is fixed or fatal, no castes of the elect or of the damned. The field is, yes, the world, but it is also the Church: the place in which there is room to grow, to convert oneself and above all to imitate the patience of God. “The bad exist in this world either so that they might convert themselves, or that by way of them the good exercise patience” (St. Augustine).” At the end of the world will be the separation between the saved and the damned, not now as many in the SSPX believe, or as Calvin believed!”
    If one is truly humble and praying a lot, and willing to suffer with Christ in this period of the Church, this person will be able to distinguish the difference.

  • Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign

    01/28/2017 7:40:35 AM PST · 33 of 45
    JosephJames to SubMareener

    Those who pray sincerely, “Thy will be done”, not “My will be done”, will be able to distinguish between the beautiful lies of Satan and the uncomfortable truth on the Cross, Jesus Christ. For Catholics, the Mass, Confession, Rosary, and adoration are extremely important in these times of great deception!

  • Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign

    01/28/2017 7:37:53 AM PST · 31 of 45
    JosephJames to marron

    In the article:
    Russia Will Punish the World - 3rd Secret of Fatima Revealed
    http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/10/russia-will-punish-world.html
    you find this paragraph:
    Pope John Paul II said to a group of pilgrims in Fulda, West Germany, in November 1980, speaking about the secrets of Fatima, that: “We have to be prepared to suffer, before long, great trials which will require of us the disposition to sacrifice even our life for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is still possible to diminish this trial (predicted at Fatima), but it is no longer possible to avert it, because only in this manner can the Church be effectively renewed. How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time.” (http://www.fatima.org/thirdsecret/fulda.asp).
    Christ was crucified 2000 years ago for the redemption of the world. This time the Body of Christ, the Church, together with her head Christ, will be crucified in this period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24.21).
    The four cardinals are like the St. John Fisher’s for today. As written in the article: “The four cardinals only asked for clarity in the teaching of the Church for the true good of souls!!!”
    “Only a blind man can deny that there is great confusion in the Church.”
    January 15, 2017
    An interview with Carlo Cardinal Caffarra about “Amoris Laetitia”, the reasons for the dubia, criticisms of the 4 Cardinals, and “the division among shepherds”
    Bologna - “I believe that some things must be clarified. The letter - and the attached dubia - were reflected on at length, for months, and were discussed at length among ourselves. For my part, they were prayed about at length before the Blessed Sacrament.” Cardinal Carlo Caffarra starts by saying this, before beginning a long conversation with Il Foglio on the now famous letter “of the four cardinals” sent to the Pope to ask him for clarification in relation to Amoris Laetitia, the exhortation which summed up the double Synod on the family, and which has unleashed much debate – not always with grace and elegance – [both] inside and outside the Vatican walls. “We were aware that the action we were taking was very serious. Our concerns were twofold. The first was not to scandalize the little ones in the faith. For us pastors, this is a fundamental obligation. The second concern was that no person, whether a believer or not a believer, should be able to find in the letter expressions that even remotely could appear in the slightest lacking in respect towards the Pope. The final text, therefore, is the fruit of quite a lot of revisions: texts [were] revised, rejected, corrected…”
    “The problem in the footnote [351] is the following,” argues Caffara: “Can a minister of the Eucharist (usually a priest) give the Eucharist to a person who lives more uxorio [as husband and wife] with a woman or man who is not his wife or her husband, and does not intend to live in continence? There are only two answers: Yes or No. Anything else calls into question that Familiaris Consortio, Sacramentum caritatis , the Code of Canon Law and the Catechism of the Catholic Church answer No to the aforementioned question…”
    Read the rest of the article at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/5349/Only_a_blind_man_can_deny_that_there_is_great_confusion_in_the_Church.aspx
    In short, we know who wrote the final chapter of the story, God. But before we arrive to the resurrection, the Body of Christ must pass through the crucifixion, and true Christians will be asked to even offer their lives, as Christ did for us, in this purification of the Church, as John Paul II told us.