Both inside and outside the Church, we are suffering from a false notion of mercy. A false compassion that would choke the spiritual compass of even the most devout disciple of Christ. Within the Church, we hear from the pulpit the need to include others in participation in the Sacraments, even at the risk of ignoring proper holy instruction. Our very own Pope Francis (who we have a duty to continue to pray for) quoted by the New York Times has confirmed this course of action, writing “I do not want a church concerned with being at the center and then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures.” This was also made clear after the recent Synod of the Family, thanks to Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Proposal of divorcing practice from doctrine, in other words, they uphold the illusion that unchangeable teachings of the Church are cherished but in practice they act as though they are discovering “a more excellent way”, as St. Paul would put it. By doing this they pervert the very nature of mercy as it is a true act of love and mercy to direct souls on the path of virtue so that they may merit Heaven.
In regards of virtues, St. Thomas Aquinas tells us, “a virtuous person is one whose life is governed by the habit of doing good works and that virtue therefore is the following and imitation of God.” So what are the virtues that we may practice them thus following God? They are: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance; these are called cardinal virtues. And these are subordinate to what is called the three theological virtues: faith, hope, and charity. Understanding this, we must also know that as the theological virtues are of higher precedence over the cardinal virtues, Charity is above faith and hope – 1 Cor. 13:13. Therefore, it is out of charity we must operate in order for all virtues to thrive in us for merit. But if we do not understand this, we will not have a clear vision of what it means to dispense mercy. So what is the proper dispensation of mercy? If molded by true charity as the Church professes, we are concerned for our neighbor’s eternal soul as we would for our own souls. The greatest love one can have for another is to pray for the eternal happiness of their neighbor with God the Blessed Trinity but there is unfortunately a lot we can do that can hinder this.
The Invisible Threat
As we profess in the Nicene Creed “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, created of heaven and earth, and of all things VISIBLE and INVISIBLE”, we recognize both physical and spiritual realities and that one indefinitely affects the other. As we should know, the Church is made up of three defined existences: The Church Suffering (the Holy Souls in Purgatory), The Church Militant (those baptized on earth), and The Church Triumphant (Heaven and all its in inhabitants). And we, the Church Militant, must stay in union with the Church by way of praying for the holy souls in Purgatory and constantly seek intercession of those in Heaven along with pleading for graces from the Blessed Trinity. But when those who were marked with baptism in the Mystical Body of Christ, we have a duty to uphold the truth that has been revealed by God, who can neither deceive nor be deceived. One tremendously horrific way the Post-Concillar Church has effectively damaged this relationship, is ignoring holy instruction in the way of salvation, in particular, worthy reception of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are constantly given a falsified philosophy on the Eucharist, as it reduced to no more than a ‘strengthening meal’, ‘fraternal banquet of man’, or ‘a symbol of God’s love for us’. This is how those who champion modernism can proudly boast that the Eucharist is the Sacrament of Unity, in a sense, that no matter what the condition of your soul, you may receive without fear of condemnation. As Vatican Radio quoted Pope Francis on 11/11/2015:
Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the family, today we consider the importance of togetherness. Sitting at table for the family dinner, sharing our meal and the experiences of our day, is a fundamental image of togetherness and solidarity. Because Jesus gave us the Eucharist as a meal, there is a close relationship between families and the Mass. The togetherness we experience in our families is meant, in the family of the Church, to extend to all as a sign of God’s universal love. In this way the Eucharist becomes a school of inclusion, in which we learn to be attentive to the needs of everyone. Sadly, the family meal, this great symbol of togetherness, is disappearing in some societies. Food itself, the very sign of our sharing with other, is wantonly wasted in some places, while our brothers and sisters go hungry in others. The Eucharist reminds us that our bread is meant to be shared with all. May our families, and the entire Church, be signs of togetherness and solidarity for the good of the whole human family, especially during the coming Jubilee of Mercy.
In this line of thinking, humanitarianism takes precedence over holy instruction. As we are shown sentiments of modern philosophy, not all at once but rather inch by inch. Those who are not watching nor critical for the sake of their salvation, are lead to be affirmed that the Holy Eucharist symbolizes all the good humanity can stand for rather than what it was instituted for: Eternal Life. And so, in this “Jubilee of Mercy” we can easily forecast future abuses of worthy reception to holy communion. By using methods to appeal to humanitarianism and applying deception such as Cardinal Kasper’s Proposal, which was accepted at the Synod, we will see souls taught to ignore the value of examining themselves so that they may avoid sacrilege (1 Cor. 11:29). The horror of this invisible threat of misplaced mercy will result in the destruction of countless souls. And this is only covering worth reception of the Eucharist! Imagine, if you will, what they will allow for those who live according to the sin of sodomy, or even pagans to come and participate. And how does this affect us personally? I am glad you asked!
Picture college roommates, best of friends at that, and one of the roommates has all the latest and greatest devices and fun gadgets. Let us also say these two get into an irreconcilable argument and the one with the cool toys decides to leave. Do you think he will leave his stuff with his former roommate? Of course not. He will gladly pick up his things and jet! Now think about our Lord. We were baptized in union with Christ in His Church, asked to be raised in the Truth by refusing the lies of the devil, that is to say, your Baptismal Promises. If we say to God, by way of resisting the known, defined truth and live obstinate in sin, we do not want you to make your dwelling place in us, then God will respectfully leave us to our disordered desires. And horrifically, He is not obligated to return but instead allow us to be swallowed up by what St. Paul calls the operation of error (2 Thes. 2:10). Therefore, God withdraws sanctifying grace as a just punishment for our despising the truth who is not something but rather someone…Jesus.
The Visible Threat
The wages of sin is death. Quite simply, when we turn from the obtainable truth and sin we deserve to die. Now, of course, this has double meaning. If we continue to be obstinate in sin, our soul loses sanctifying grace and therefore have no life in us and in the event of our death, eternity in heaven will be lost and hell will be our never ending lot. However, the physical is subject to the spiritual. When the core of the apple, which is not seen, is rotted…then the surface of the apple, which is readily seen, will soon follow decay. The effects of sin is a gradual and deafening poison that erodes away life of the soul and the body, which was purchased by Christ on the cross, is then unlawfully corrupted. And sin, as we know, is NEVER personal but always against the common good of society, therefore scandalizing each other by our deformed consciences then becomes a debased society. Of which Venerable Bishop Fulton Sheen ominously stated he had greater fear of a immoral society than a standing army. And when we see our society turn steadfastly from the obtainable truth, it is only logical that chastisements are to follow. Therefore, the visible threat is the direct cause of the invisible threat. We know this by simply looking at scripture that the prophet Jeremiah warned, by command of God, that if the Jews did not repent and return to God then a foreign enemy will come and conquer them. Why is this? Because they rejected His laws and practiced their abominations in the place of holy instruction, which even then, was obtainable. And who should utterly destroy and enslave them but heathen pagans.
The Coming Chastisement
Islam is a religion based upon the “revelations” of Allah (Arabic word for God) to the prophet Mohammad. In following his life and so-called revelations, a Muslim submits himself to the authority of the merciless, convert-or-die, Anti-Christ God named Allah. It is no secret that Islam is a religion that claims authority over all governments in direct opposition to the Church’s claim that Christ is Sovereign King of all the universe and thus rules through His Church, the Catholic Church. Muslims are direct enemies of the faith as they deny not only the divinity of Jesus Christ but the Dogma of the Blessed Trinity. Although they do, within their teachings, have an affection to the Blessed Mother Mary as she is referred to as the perfect woman. On this point alone, Venerable Bishop Sheen argues Mary will be the cause of many conversions from Islam to Catholicism. But until then, God has every just reason to chastise His Church, who largely, has turned from His eternal words and to progressive, ear-tickling doctrines of men and demons. As we have recently seen, the so-called Syrian “refugees” in France have opened outright war against all non-Muslims. In this age of information, this tragic attack on the lives of the French people can be found all over the internet. But it does not end there, it would seem that France’s problems have washed to U.S. shores, namely New Orleans, Louisiana. Of which, our administration is allowing and anticipating more than 10,000 Syrian “refugees” within the next few months.
Consider this video as a possible future of the United States