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Open Letter from a friend about the state of the Catholic Church (PDF)
Open Letter from a friend about the state of the Catholic Church
COMMENT (By a soul):
I am sharing with you all an open letter from a friend of a devoted follower of this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove. However, I have been asked to put the following disclaimer with the open letter:
“Popes ABSOLUTELY CAN resign. That is why Canon Law SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSES Papal resignations – specifically Canon 332. Please note that Pope Benedict XVI’s attempted resignation in February of 2013 was LEGALLY INVALID on multiple points…”
Please note, I, “a soul”, actually agree with the original drafter regardless of what canon law provides for. But, that is something to be debated about on another day. God bless!
OPEN LETTER FROM A FRIEND ABOUT THE STATE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
I wanted to reach out to those faithful Catholics out there who are scratching their heads right now trying to understand what is taking place in the Church right now. I can understand those feelings as I myself am greatly concerned.
We are going through a trial. This trial will increase until the end and has been prophesied even by Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. What many people see as “pope bashing”, is actually part of that trial. Many people don’t know, and quite honestly I myself didn’t know until a few years ago, that in the history of the Catholic Church, we have had bad popes in the past. I had assumed that all of them had become Saints, but that is not correct. Some popes have become Saints, but some popes are in hell, because we all do have freewill. God doesn’t strip freewill from a pope. Even popes are tested and that is why we should always be praying for our popes. To my shock, it is my understanding that even one of the popes was found in bed with a lady and was killed. Satan will always go after the shepherds so that the sheep are easy pickings.
So I want to encourage you for a moment. If you are faithful to Jesus Christ and the Holy Eucharist, then you are on the right side of the Apostasy that is forming within the Catholic Church. Our Lady, in Church APPROVED Marian apparitions mind you, has warned us that (# 1) the Church has been infiltrated by the Masons, and (# 2) that there would be TWO POPES alive in the end. The second pope will lead the Church into schism and into the hands of the antichrist. God will test all of us and the ones who will remain faithful will be persecuted and those who will not accept changes to the Church will be excommunicated and thrown out to the wilderness.
Our Lady of La Salette said “Rome will lose the faith and will become the seat of the antichrist.”
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, that is a Church APPROVED Marian Apparition. Does that make a little more sense of why the two children of La Salette found Our Lady weeping?
Sadly, we are going to witness even more ‘pope bashing’ to come, but know this. Not all of it is pope bashing and many have legitimate concerns if you watch carefully. We need to pray for both popes, earnestly and make many sacrifices for the Holy Catholic Church right now.
Popes do not resign. That is not normal, nor is that valid. The Church is not a government where we have different elected officials selected by the people who come and go. A pope is a pope until the death as he is a man who has been anointed by God. Jesus Christ chose Peter to be His First Pope and clearly Our Lord has a hand in which men have been selected to be pope over the years. Do any of us think that when Our Lord chose Pope Benedict that He couldn’t see the future that there would be a resignation just a few years into his Pontificate? Then what is going on in the Catholic Church? It is indeed as Our Lady has warned us over the last few centuries. The Church has been infiltrated by the Masons and Pope Benedict has been ousted out of office. Even Pope Benedict himself openly stated on April 24, 2005 at his inauguration “Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves.” Even he could see the wolves within the Catholic Church. Once you know this, then things begin to make a little more sense of what is taking place right now.
Look at the world around you. I NEVER thought that I would see a day where my children would grow up in a society where people would try to mutilate their own children to “change their gender”. Great evil is rapidly increasing, both inside the Church and outside of it as well. What will happen next and what do we need to know in order to navigate the times ahead?
I’ll give you a simple answer. This is about the Holy Eucharist. Our focus needs to be on the Holy Eucharist right now like never before and we must purify ourselves of our sins through Confession and be prepared at all times for the Lord’s return. Just as Jesus Christ was Crucified the First time He came, now He will be Crucified a second time and those Catholics who will remain faithful will suffer with Him as the Holy Eucharist will be stripped from the Catholic Church. As much as I wish that this was not the case, this is true because Catholics have become lukewarm. It is only in recent history that Catholics had began to receive Holy Communion on their hands. Just like this Amazon synod opening up rules for a few, so to in Vatican II did they begin to permit Communion on the hand which was meant to be in a few cases has now become widespread. The fact of the matter is that in the previous 19 centuries before that, Catholics would not dare take Our Lord’s Precious Body on their hands as they knew that only a Priest’s hands are consecrated and are permitted to hold Our Lord. Look at any old Church (that has not been dramatically altered) and you will see Communion rails at the front where people would kneel and receive Our Lord only on the tongue. Only about 20% of Catholics believe that the Holy Eucharist is actually the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ. That means 80% don’t even believe and therefore they don’t even care. How can you care about something that you do not even believe? Who cares if you have a “cracker” because when you do not believe in the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, then that little Host is nothing but a piece of bread to you.
Growing up I was amazed when my father told me a story about a man who did not believe that the Host was really Jesus. So the man pocketed the Host and took it to work and pinned it to his wall. By the next morning to the man’s horror, he found that the Host was bleeding and then turned It over to a Priest.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, if we want to remain faithful to Our Lord Jesus Christ through the trials ahead, we must have our full attention on the Holy Eucharist as many Catholics do not know this, but the Holy Eucharist is about to be removed from the Holy Catholic Church. This was prophesied by Daniel (12:11) that in the end the Daily Sacrifice (which is the Holy Mass) will be abolished for 1290 days. What this means is that “men” are going to change the Holy Mass and will no longer be able to call Our Lord down from Heaven. Mind you Not the good Priests who will not accept the New Mass that is coming, but rather the rest of them that will accept the New Mass won’t be able to call Jesus down from Heaven in the ceremonies that we are about to witness. You already saw this week “ceremonies” within the Vatican that were not right, correct?
So why would Jesus permit the Holy Eucharist to be removed from the Church? God is going to permit the antichrist (the “abomination which causes desolation”) to take his seat in the Catholic Church and the antichrist will make people worship him. The true Church, the faithful Catholics who will not accept changes to the Holy Mass will be KICKED out of the Church and excommunicated. That is a critical thing to know about this Apostasy that is forming in the Catholic Church right now. Our Lord would never want us to abandon His Church. But we must understand what the Holy Bible says and what our Catechism says and that is in the end the Catholic Church will be struck with Apostasy where the Church will split into two pieces and that the faithful will be kicked out of the Church into the wilderness along with the Holy Eucharist. The Harlot of Revelation 17, the one who sits on Seven Hills, is Rome. That is the half of the Church that will follow the antichrist. The faithful will follow Our Lord’s Real Presence into the wilderness and the True Holy Mass will not be found in the Churches we are accustomed to now. The Church will come full circle and once again Holy Mass will have to be celebrated in catacombs, homes and hiding places because there will be persecution in those days. The Holy Mass is eternal, but in the end times the Holy Mass will be altered where they change the consecration because that is exactly what has been prophesied and that will be the day that the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ is stripped from the Catholic Church. The good Priests will be excommunicated from the Church, but those will be the ones who will continue the Holy Mass on underground as has been prophesied.
So my brothers and sisters in Christ, I remind you that we must remain faithful to Our Lord and I ask you to please watch carefully among the arguments that you see. Yes, there are people that pope bash, but you are going to find others who bring legitimate concerns to the table about what Pope Francis is doing. St. Francis of Assisi even prophesied about the two popes saying “A man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the pontificate… In those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true pastor, but a destroyer”. Venerable Fulton Sheen said the following, “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”. So, the False Prophet will come from within the Catholic Church because the antichrist needs someone from inside to open the door for him. This has everything to do with removing the Holy Eucharist and opening the door for the antichrist to come in. Our Lord will not permit the Holy Eucharist to be within His Church while the antichrist reigns over the Church. Just imagine what the antichrist would do with all of those consecrated Hosts. If we know Our Lord we will recognize that Our Lord will not permit that.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, I know that the truth is sometimes hard to stomach if you will and as we see in the Book of Revelation, John said that he ate the scroll (about the end times) and it was sweet as honey but it made his stomach sick. In order to properly navigate the times ahead we just simply need to (# 1) trust in Our Lord Jesus Christ, (# 2) remain loyal to the Holy Eucharist, and (# 3) remain faithful to the Teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ and do not accept false teachings, heresy and abominations that are making their way into the Church right now. Our Lord is going to test each one of us and the Apostasy that is taking place in the Church right now will sift the faithful out from the heartless. That is going to be painful not only to us, but more importantly to Our Lord Jesus Christ as well. Our Lord wants no man to perish but rather all to come to repentance and to love Him. However we live in a time where man loves himself more than God and that is why we must work on denying ourselves and take up our crosses so that each of us is worthy to go with Our Lord to Paradise when He comes. The gate to Heaven is narrow, not wide. We need to be resolved to remain faithful to the point of death. Our Lord even says in the Book of Revelation that He will spit out the lukewarm.
So my brothers and sisters in Christ, in closing. I didn’t mean for this to be long, but it is critical right now to remain hopeful amidst the Apostasy that is forming day by day and where this will lead to. You can already see some of the good Priests, Bishops and Cardinals speaking up. Those are the ones who are on the right side of this Apostasy that St. Paul had warned us about long ago (Thessalonians). The good ones will be excommunicated and accused of disobedience and disloyalty to the pope. But I ask you. What happens when you have a bad pope who, himself has become disobedient to Our Lord Jesus Christ and to His Teachings and goes on to make catastrophic changes to the Catholic Church?
Who do we follow in such times?
Acts 5:29 – “But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”
May Our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen all of us for the times ahead. God bless.