Isaiah 66:2 – “All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”
If the pope is the head leader of all, what do I make of his acceptance of gays? When it clearly says in the Bible that a man will not lie with another man and a woman will not lie with another woman? He has been in favor of ‘civil unions’ for years. Please help, this is a contradiction against the Bible.
Francis is not a pope but an apostate antipope. This is explained in our material. The current situation in Rome was prophesied. See this video, among others on our site: https://endtimes.video/apocalypse-now-in-the-vatican/ God wants you to become a traditional Catholic. It's the one true faith necessary for salvation. Our material explains how to do that.
Michael Matt, Protestant
MHFM: On Rush Limbaugh: Michael Matt and the Remnant said ‘RIP’ and he ‘fought the good fight’ (from 2 Tim. 4:7 about faithfulness to Christ). According to them you can accept ‘faith alone’, get ‘married’ four times, etc. and go to Heaven. They are essentially Protestant at this point.
Remnant Comment: “Thanks for everything, Rush! You fought the good fight. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace.”
MHFM: In the first 11 days since we published America’s Fall To Communism (not posted on YouTube), the various uploaded versions of the video have received over 20,000 views. Thanks for sharing. When sharing, we recommend this version on endtimes.video as it offers the best audio and video quality: America’s Fall To Communism (2021) – Documentary.
Palamas Not A Saint - Article
MHFM: We have posted this in article form. (It was previously addressed in a video.) The Vatican II Sect considers Eastern ‘Orthodox’ Gregory Palamas to be a saint, but true Catholics and theologians before Vatican II rightly denounced him as a heretic. These important facts expose Eastern ‘Orthodox’ theology and refute modernists and phony apologists who try to reconcile Palamism with Catholicism.
Today I received my conditional baptism... God bless you for everything that you have done in order for me to get here. You have been the most helpful in my conversion to the true, traditional Catholic faith.
My name is Patrick Creeden and I was wondering if [you] could do a video on the current sex scandal unfolding under Ravi Zacharias and [the] coverup. Thank you.
I really enjoy your videos and have been watching this channel for over 2 years now…
MHFM: These are good, short prayers:
Jesus, I love you, save souls.
Jesus and Mary, I love you, save souls.
MHFM: This is disgusting and outrageous. It's not about 'equal rights' for those perverts. It's about 'special rights'.
Meanwhile, in many places, people are being thrown into jail for trying to work, attempting to keep their business open, or refusing to wear masks. Pretty soon, people will be unable to travel, attend classes or even attend their workplaces unless they have a certificate of vaccination. As well as their masks, of course... This is justice, from a world sunk deep into wickedness.
… Although some wake up, the others having rejected so much remain obstinately on the road to damnation…
Unam Sanctam SK
Deeds and Words
MHFM: Heresy is manifested by deeds, as well as by words.
... John Paul II lulled the youth into a false sense of security and people mistook Benedict as a conservative. But Francis is even more blatant with heresy than his predecessors. And only a naive person would not notice this...
MHFM: They will deny 'sacraments' to those who don't follow the communist Covid hoax rules, but they won't deny 'sacraments' to those who support abortion or deny Catholic teaching in other ways. That tells you quite a bit about the Vatican II Sect (a.k.a. the Whore of Babylon).
Their billboard lies - as the father of lies - because it's a witless contradiction. It translates to: "Child killing saves lives!"…
Thank you for the excellent new video, America's Fall to Communism. This video is a profound summation of why America has fallen into the hands of communists. The sins of so many people have reaped a devastating and tragic reward. Hopefully many more will turn to the true God and find the true faith as a result of this horrifying chastisement.
Mr & Mrs White
St. Peter, False Traditionalists
MHFM: False teacher Taylor Marshall once again pushes the erroneous position that St. Paul rebuked St. Peter. False traditionalists do this in a futile attempt to justify their false position on Vatican II and the Vatican II antipopes. We refute that claim about St. Peter here: https://endtimes.video/did-st-paul-really-rebuke-st-peter-in-galatians-2/
Marshall of course also recognizes the notorious heretic Francis as a Catholic, which is directly contrary to Catholic teaching.
On Nov. 19, 2020, EWTN interviewed Elan Carr, U.S. "Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism". In essence Carr and those like him represent the effort to squash, and eventually outlaw, the preaching of Christian truth and all criticism of Israel and Jews. Anything that stands in opposition to the domination plan of Israel and the Jews is falsely labelled "hate speech".
The weapon they wield in this war against truth and against Christians/Catholics is the charge of "anti-Semitism", which they have redefined to mean anything that reveals the truth about Jews and Israel. Indeed, on the official government website for the "office of the special envoy", they define "anti-Semitism" to include:
"ANTI-SEMITISM", ACCORDING TO THE "OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ENVOY"
- Belief that Jews or Israel have exaggerated or invented the “Holocaust” (a belief that is based on abundant evidence). However, according to the same people it's perfectly acceptable to deny the historical fact of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Claiming that Jews killed Jesus (1 Thess. 2:15).
- Accusing Jews in America of having an allegiance to Israel that supersedes their allegiance to the U.S (which is true in many cases).
- Believing that there is a Jewish conspiracy or that Jews control the media, government, economy or other institutions… and more.
All of that is "anti-Semitic", according to Elan Carr and the "office for combatting anti-Semitism". In their view, anyone who speaks out against the Jewish/Israel agenda for domination is "anti-Semitic" and must be combatted or censored. Their efforts represent, in effect, a takeover of this country's institutions by Israel through influence and power. They have already largely succeeded because so few people are willing to stand up for the truth. Indeed, Israel (a foreign country) and its allies in this country are now largely regulating what Americans can say within our own country. For example, the pro-Jewish ADL and the "Southern Poverty Law Center" have directed social media companies to silence or limit the reach of various groups that promote what they consider to be "extremist content". People should push back against this propaganda and this wicked, anti-Christian agenda.
Basically this "office" represents an attempt to give Jews and Israel a special and protected status within America. They are treated as a superior or royal class that must not be criticized. Also, in this interview Carr might come across as mild-mannered and friendly. Don't be deceived. He will be quite "friendly" as long as they allow him to spew his propaganda and aggressively push his agenda. Dominate with a smile, so to speak.
Although the falsity and wickedness of this agenda is apparent, the Novus Ordo organization EWTN pumps its audience with the propaganda of Carr and those like him. It's another example of how they are, in fact, an anti-Christ organization and part of the Whore of Babylon, the Vatican II Sect.
Also note that during the interview Carr subtly mentions some of their priorities and goals. They include: "sufficient resources" for supposed Jewish security needs (so that Jewish organizations will receive special handouts and significant funding for their agenda); "hate crimes" laws (so that they can eventually criminalize those who preach Christianity and disagree with them); the "internet" (so that they can further censor those who oppose them, similar to how opposition to Israel or Jewish propaganda is basically never heard on national television).
By pushing this anti-Christian message to its 'Catholic' audience, EWTN reveals again that they are useful idiots of Satan and devoid of grace. Indeed, they basically swallow and regurgitate whatever is promoted by the mainstream media (including all the propaganda about the Covid hoax). Listening to them report on such matters is basically no different from listening to CNN or ABC.
By the way, lest anyone tries to misrepresent us, we reject all forms of racism and we are not anti-Semitic.
St. Athanasius: “For thus, the former Jews also, denying the Word, and saying, ‘We have no king but Caesar’, were forthwith stripped of all they had, and forfeited the light of the Lamp, the odor of ointment, knowledge of prophecy, and the Truth itself; till now they understand nothing, but are walking as in darkness.” (First Discourse Against The Arians, Chap. 3, c. AD 360)
"FAUCI - Southern Italian: metonymic occupational name for a sickle maker or someone who used a sickle, from Sicilian fauci ‘sickle’." (taken from: https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=fauci)
A "grim reaper" is depicted as carrying a sickle. Fauci purports to be an expert on "pandemics" and "epidemics". His advocacy of extended lockdowns and stay-at-home policies works against the U.S.A. His policies have tremendously damaged the U.S. economy and health care system. They have caused tremendous suffering. They will also result in deaths (including perhaps suicides, homicides, etc.) connected to homelessness, stress, poverty, civil unrest, lack of proper hygiene and nutrition, and lack of proper medical care for certain things.
We don't believe it's just a coincidence that a key figure in the "coronavirus" taskforce, who has been instrumental in locking down this country, collapsing the economy, and turning it into a police state, bears a last name that means "sickle".
Fauci's policies hurt America and help Red Communist China.
"It seemed unfathomable that such an insignificant play could sideline someone who has quietly kept going and going, never missing time and also never getting the ironman credit other quarterbacks have earned." -- @Kat_Terrell on Drew Brees' injuryhttps://t.co/RYrEY4pxfq
— The Athletic (@TheAthleticNOLA) September 16, 2019
— WWL-TV (@WWLTV) September 16, 2019
If the Saints decide to put Drew Brees on IR for the thumb surgery that is required, he would be unable to practice for six weeks and would to miss eight games. Saints also could not place him on IR and bring him back when ready.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2019
In 2017 the Russian ‘Orthodox’ sect saw a record number of men interested in becoming priests.
“The Russian Orthodox Church is seeing the highest numbers ever training for priesthood, according to an independent Russian news agency. The sharp rise in seminary admissions across the church's 261 dioceses, known as eparchies, means 1,593 ordinands are expected to begin studies this summer, a 19 per cent increase from last year, Interfax reported.” christiantoday.com
This is another interesting example of how the number of priests, church attendees or apparent ‘vocations’ is not a measure of good fruits. This is especially true in our day, in which the primary battle is for the true faith. Concerning this period, Jesus prophesied: “When the Son of man comes, will he find faith on the Earth?” (Luke 18:8). True fruits are found in people who possess and are dedicated to the true Catholic faith without compromise. They are found in people who, with the true Catholic faith, live holy, prayerful, evangelistic lives doing God’s will each day (in whatever He calls them to do).
Besides the Russian 'Orthodox' sect, false traditionalist groups such as the SSPX, FSSP, various heretical sedevacantist groups, etc. have seen a large number of people interested in becoming priests. The heretical SSPX (which holds an absurd schismatic position and denies Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus) has basically been bursting at the seams with people who want to become false traditionalist priests. They receive so many requests that they built a new $40 million seminary in which people will be instructed in their schismatic nonsense.
Even in the dark and apostate Vatican II Sect, some of the more ‘conservative’ Novus Ordo groups (which retain certain aspects of liturgical tradition and ritual) have seen decent or large numbers of people interested in becoming ‘priests’ with them. That’s because most people are primarily concerned with externals, not with God's will and the Catholic faith pure and undefiled. For them, the thought of having the special status of a priest and a ‘flock’ to lead has a strong pull. Moreover, ‘traditionalist’ priests are treated like heroes or royalty in many of groups/sects that value liturgical tradition. Consequently, many people, who lack a proper intention, are inclined to become (heretical) priests and get ordained even though that's not God's will for them. We don't need more heretical priests. There was no shortage of priests when Vatican II happened. We need more true Catholics - people who actually believe in God's revelation.
Jesus reveals why so many false traditionalists, etc. are not granted the grace of faith. They seek glory and approval from men rather than from God. “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” (John 5:44)
Of course, this is not to suggest that Catholic liturgical tradition is bad. On the contrary, Catholic externals and liturgical tradition are good and edifying. Rather, the point is that many are deceived by making externals the priority and the ultimate measure.
These points also largely apply to the idea that one can properly measure fruits in our day by the number of church attendees. No, one cannot. If someone builds a church of any denomination (Protestant, 'Orthodox', 'Catholic', etc.), people will probably show up to attend. Consider the Protestant mega-churches. People will almost certainly attend, even if the doctrine is empty or absurd. That's because, for most people, feeling like they are religious (even one day a week) and communing with others on Sunday fills a void in their lives. Sadly, however, that's basically the extent of their interest. As a result, they remain outside the true faith and on the path to perdition.
Jesus' admonition about the scribes is applicable to the aforementioned groups, which value externals over God's will and the true faith.
Luke 20:46-47- "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
Concerning Francisco of Fatima - 1917: “Most strangers bored Francisco. What silly questions!... ‘Do you want to be a carpenter?’ ‘No, ma’am.’ ‘A doctor, isn’t that it?’ ‘Oh, no!’ ‘I know what you want to be – a priest!’ ‘No.’ ‘What! To say Mass? To hear confessions? To pray in the church? Isn’t that it?’ ‘No, senhora. I don’t want to be a padre.’ ‘Then what do you want to be?’ ‘I don’t want to be anything.’ ‘You don’t want to be anything?!’ ‘No. I want to die and go to heaven.’” (William Thomas Walsh, Our Lady of Fatima, p. 157.)
Bro. Peter Dimond
Following the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15, St. Paul returned to Antioch. While in Antioch he had the desire to visit various cities where the word of the Lord had been preached. St. Paul wanted to check on the new converts, to see how they were doing. He originally intended to make this trip with Barnabas, but they had a sharp dispute about whether to bring John Mark with them. Consequently, Paul and Barnabas split up and Paul traveled with Silas. During the trip Timothy joined them. In Acts 16:4-5 we read:
“As they [Paul, Silas and Timothy] went on their way through the cities, they were delivering them to keep the decrees [δόγματα] that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.”
GREEK: ὡς δὲ διεπορεύοντο τὰς πόλεις παρεδίδουν αὐτοῖς φυλάσσειν τὰ δόγματα τὰ κεκριμένα ὑπὸ τῶν ἀποστόλων καὶ τῶν πρεσβυτέρων τῶν ἐν Ἰερουσαλήμ. αἱ μὲν οὖν ἐκκλησίαι ἐστερεοῦντο τῇ πίστει καὶ ἐπερίσσευον τῷ ἀριθμῷ καθ’ ἡμέραν.
This is very interesting for a number of reasons. First, the word frequently translated as “decrees” or “decisions” is, in Greek, δόγματα (dogmata). The English word “dogmas” is derived from it. As Paul, Silas and Timothy met with the communities of Christians, “they were entrusting/delivering them to guard/keep the dogmas decided/judged by the apostles and the elders in Jerusalem” (παρεδίδουν αὐτοῖς φυλάσσειν τὰ δόγματα τὰ κεκριμένα ὑπὸ τῶν ἀποστόλων καὶ τῶν πρεσβυτέρων ἐν Ἰερουσαλήμ). This is a reference to the “δόγματα” (dogmata) proclaimed by the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15. However, since there were some disciplinary aspects to the decrees of the Council of Jerusalem, “decrees” or “decisions” is a better translation choice for this verse than “dogmas”.
Nevertheless, there were dogmatic aspects to the Council's decisions. Thus, in Paul's effort to have churches observe the δόγματα of the Council of Jerusalem we recognize the similarity to what true Catholics do today. True Catholics in our day likewise make sure that the dogmas (δόγματα) defined by popes at councils, etc. are guarded/kept. (It should also be noted that the same word for decrees or dogmas is used in Ephesians 2:15 and Colossians 2:14 about how the Old Law ceased after Christ’s passion.)
Second, notice the implications of Acts 16:4 for the false doctrine of sola scriptura. St. Paul made sure that the Christians kept what was decreed by the apostles at a council, not just what is in written in Scripture.
Third, this verse provides more powerful support for the view that the Epistle to the Galatians was written before the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15, and consequently for our position that it was not St. Peter whom St. Paul rebuked (as recorded in Galatians 2:11-14). We discuss various aspects of the chronology in the video below. But, to put it simply: Acts 16:4 powerfully supports the position that Galatians was written before the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15 because in Galatians St. Paul says nothing whatsoever about the “δόγματα” or “decisions” of the Council of Jerusalem, even though he was specifically writing about the topic of Judaizing and he could have used those “δόγματα” to his advantage when making his argument.
As Protestant scholar Douglas J. Moo notes:
“A second argument from silence is Paul’s failure to mention the Jerusalem decree anywhere in Galatians. In a letter that has at its heart an appeal to Gentile Christians not to undergo circumcision, we would expect Paul at least to mention the fact that the Jerusalem apostles themselves had agreed not to impose circumcision on Gentile converts. His silence about this decision only makes sense, it is argued, if that decision had not yet been reached.” (Douglas J. Moo, Galatians, Baker Academic, 2013, Introduction)
In Galatians St. Paul says nothing about the decisions of the Council of Jerusalem. Yet, in Acts 16:4 (quoted above), which is clearly after the Council of Jerusalem, we read that St. Paul had various communities of Christians guard/keep the decisions of the Council of Jerusalem. Ergo, St. Paul wrote Galatians before the Council of Jerusalem. That necessarily means that St. Paul's rebuke of Cephas (which is recorded in Gal. 2:11-14) happened before the Council of Jerusalem. Why is this so significant to demonstrating that the Cephas whom St. Paul rebuked (as recorded in Gal. 2:11) was not St. Peter? The reasons are explained in the video below, but here’s a small additional detail that was not mentioned in the video.
Concerning the decree of the Council of Jerusalem, we read this:
Acts 15:22-29- “Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers, with the following letter: ‘The brothers, both the apostles and the elders, to the brothers who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, greetings. Since we have heard that some persons have gone out from us and troubled you with words, unsettling your minds, to whom we did not give instructions, it has seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will tell you the same things by word of mouth. For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements: that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.”
The Council is sending this decision to Antioch because, as we argue, that's where the huge dispute during which St. Paul rebuked Cephas (Gal. 2:11-14) occurred before the Council.
Galatians 2:11-14- “But when Cephas had come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was blameworthy... But when I saw that they walked not uprightly unto the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all: If you, being a Judean, live after the manner of the Gentiles, and not as the Judeans do, how do you compel the Gentiles to live as the Judeans?”
In our view, the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15) met in response to that incident at Antioch involving St. Paul, Cephas and others. This dispute in Antioch, which led to the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15, is also alluded to in Acts 15:1-2, as our video covers.
Acts 15:1-2 “But some men came down from Judea [into Antioch] and were teaching the brothers, ‘Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.’ And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them [in Antioch], Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question.”
As our video explains, we believe that Acts 15:1-2 refers to the same incident that is recorded in Gal. 2:11-14: i.e. St. Paul's rebuke of Cephas in Antioch, after which Paul and Barnabas were appointed to go to the apostles in Jerusalem to resolve the controversy. The controversy was then resolved at the Council in Jerusalem where St. Peter spoke first to end the debate. He was followed by Barnabas, Paul and James, and the Council issued its decree. Now, when issuing its decision to Antioch (Acts 15:22-29), the Council characterizes the troublemakers at Antioch, who caused the controversy during which Paul rebuked Cephas, as “some persons [who] have gone out from us and troubled you with words, unsettling your minds, to whom we did not give instructions...”
Consider this carefully. The apostles (which includes St. Peter, who spoke first at the Council of Jerusalem to end the dispute) are describing the people who caused the problem at Antioch as men who were not instructed to do so by the apostles: “… to whom we [the apostles and elders] did not give instructions…” But if St. Peter himself was the one rebuked by St. Paul at Antioch, and thus heavily involved in the dispute which this decree was addressing and meant to resolve, it doesn’t make sense that the apostles would say "we did not give [them] instructions” about St. Peter (the chief apostle) or those allied with him or those who followed his example. That's another indication that it was not the Apostle Peter who was involved with the dispute in Antioch before the Council during which Paul rebuked Cephas (the very dispute that this decision of the Council was meant to resolve). For additional reasons why it was not St. Peter whom St. Paul rebuked, but a different person with the same Aramaic name, see the video below.
Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, 1.12.2, 4th century: “Clement [of Alexandria], in the fifth book of his Hypotyposes [circa AD 190], in which he also mentions Cephas, of whom Paul writes: ‘When he came to Antioch, I withstood him to his face’, says that one who happened to have the same name as Peter the Apostle was one of the Seventy.’”
On early Feb. 8, 2017, Bro. Michael Dimond and Bro. Peter Dimond appeared on Coast to Coast AM (the largest overnight radio program in North America). Bro. Michael and Bro. Peter were supposed to be on the program for two hours, from 3 to 5 AM; but George Noory decided that it had to end after one hour. Apparently he couldn’t handle hearing any more of the message.
I have just discovered your website, and your words ring true in my heart.
In 1999, Pope John Paul II came to my city. I gathered with the crowds to see him pass by in his pope mobile near the Basilica. It seemed an historical day even though I was not Catholic. I was really the last person in line before his procession ended. As he came down the street and when he came in front of me, our eyes met. Immediately I heard in my heart a voice that said "Evil". I was horrified! I thought surely the word must have been referencing me, certainly not the Pope! I shrunk backwards, and was distraught for weeks. My prayer since has been that God would reveal to me the meaning of that horrible experience.
In the meantime my heart is being called to the Catholic Church (which has been so confusing to me after my experience). I'm currently in RCIA with an eager heart to learn, but the classes lack real substantial education and enthusiasm. Again I have assumed that the problem has been me and a wrong attitude.
Then I found your website! You have answered my question regarding the Pope, and perhaps even why RCIA seems so difficult as a post Vatican II church.
Your input would be so greatly appreciated. Should I try to find a Latin rite church instead? I think there are 1 or 2 in the city. I truly believe I am to become Catholic but my journey has been discouraging.
Thank you for your time, I look forward to your answer… I have already viewed the justification video as well as the 3rd secret of Fatima. Frightening and well done…
That's an interesting story. We’re very glad that you came across the material and that you are looking at it. You prayed to find the truth about that experience, and you found our material. God led you to our website because it contains the truth about Antipope John Paul II and the traditional Catholic faith (the one true faith of Christ which is necessary for salvation). Antipope John Paul II was indeed evil and much more, as the material covers (see below). He was not a valid pope, but an antipope. It's crucial to make that distinction. The Catholic faith is the true faith, and it is necessary for salvation. However, to be a true Catholic one must be a traditional Catholic. The material explains exactly how to do that: Steps for those converting or coming from the Novus Ordo.
Before converting, one must be convinced on the issues. You should not remain in RCIA. RCIA is for initiation into the post-Vatican II sect, which is not the Catholic Church (even though it purports to be). We are in the prophesied Great Apostasy, as our material covers in detail. Also, you should not go to a 'Latin Rite' Church. You should stay at home on Sundays, learn the faith and the true positions from the material. The principles are covered in our 'where to receive sacraments' file. When you are convinced, you should follow the steps to convert; and then we can help you with how to receive baptism, a valid confession, etc.
Also, it's very important to pray the Rosary each day and the Hail Mary frequently. That will give you necessary graces to convert and embrace the truth. Eventually people should be praying 15 decades of the Rosary each day and the Hail Mary frequently. We hope you continue to look at the material, become fully convinced, and follow through with the conversion process.
Here are some important materials about Antipope John Paul II:
“Saint” John Paul II Exposed (video)
Babylon Has Fallen, Fallen!! (video)
“Saint” John Paul II’s Heresies (video)
A reader named Mary recently corresponded with Fr. Bernard Welp of the CMRI. She wrote:
I have talked with the priest in the following message about Baptism of Desire and gave him all of your excellent refutations on the subject which I fully support. This was his reply to my request for him to hear my confession:
"You are always welcome to Mass and sacraments as long as you agree not to discuss baptism of desire issue with any lay person. God bless you. Fr Bernard Welp"
Mary asked if she should receive sacraments from him. We informed her that she should not sacraments from him because he is asking her to not spread the Catholic faith. She agreed. (And of course no one may support their heretical group.) To expose the priest's heretical perversity, we suggested that she ask him if he agrees with the statements below. This question exposes heretics who attempt to hide their heterodox views on salvation. Mary asked Fr. Bernard Welp this question: Do you agree with the following statements by Fr. Denis Fahey and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre?
FR. DENIS FAHEY TAUGHT THE HERESY THAT JEWS WHO REJECT CHRIST CAN BE IN THE STATE OF GRACE
Fr. Denis Fahey, The Kingship of Christ and the Conversion of the Jewish Nation (1953), p. 52: “The Jews, as a nation, are objectively aiming at giving society a direction which is in complete opposition to the order God wants. It is possible that a member of the Jewish Nation, who rejects Our Lord, may have the supernatural life which God wishes to see in every soul, and so be good with the goodness God wants, but objectively, the direction he is seeking to give to the world is opposed to God and to that life, and therefore is not good. If a Jew who rejects our Lord is good in the way God demands, it is in spite of the movement in which he and his nation are engaged.”
ARCHBISHOP MARCEL LEFEBVRE TAUGHT THAT SOULS CAN BE SAVED IN FALSE RELIGIONS
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Against the Heresies, p. 216: “Evidently, certain distinctions must be made. Souls can be saved in a religion other than the Catholic religion (Protestantism, Islam, Buddhism, etc.), but not by this religion. There may be souls who, not knowing Our Lord, have by the grace of the good Lord, good interior dispositions, who submit to God… But some of these persons make an act of love which implicitly is equivalent to baptism of desire. It is uniquely by this means that they are able to be saved.”
To the question, do you agree with the statements made by Fr. Denis Fahey and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Fr. Bernard Welp of the CMRI responded on Nov. 16, 2016, by writing:
"Certainly. As catholics we do not accept the false idea of universal salvation promoted at V II. Souls cannot be saved outside the church but those who seek God receive baptism (thus become part of the church) of desire IF: 1- ignorance is invincible 2 they have supernatural faith 3 Supernatural charity. I have answered your question..."
So, Welp readily confirms that he "certainly" agrees with the statement that a Jew who rejects Jesus Christ can be in the state of grace and that souls can be saved in false religions! That is, of course, totally heretical. It is another CLEAR confirmation that the CMRI (and the same is true of all 'traditionalist' priests who obstinately accept 'baptism of desire') are not Catholic. They are utter heretics. They don't profess the Catholic faith. Here's what true Catholics (i.e. not the members or supporters of the heretical CMRI) firmly believe and profess on whether Jews, etc. can be saved.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Cantate Domino,” 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that all those who are outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans but also Jews or heretics and schismatics, cannot share in eternal life and will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless they are joined to the Church before the end of their lives; that the unity of the ecclesiastical body is of such importance that only for those who abide in it do the Church’s sacraments contribute to salvation and do fasts, almsgiving and other works of piety and practices of the Christian militia produce eternal rewards; and that nobody can be saved, no matter how much he has given away in alms and even if he has shed blood in the name of Christ, unless he has persevered in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”
As any honest person can see, groups like the CMRI do not believe and profess what is written above, but rather the opposite. They are not part of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church firmly believes, professes and teaches the opposite of the heretical CMRI. It professes that all who die as Jews, pagans, etc. are lost. That's why groups like the CMRI are a deception. They don't have the apostolic faith, they don't profess the Catholic faith, and they teach others heresies. They are on the road to Hell, and they lead others there. The CMRI also promotes the sinful birth control practice of NFP, and they don't require their adherents to reject the Vatican II antipopes. They are not part of the true Church.
It's also interesting that, after confirming his rejection of Catholic dogma and the necessity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the manifest heretic and disgraceful unbeliever Bernard Welp then lies, as all heretics do. He says that he doesn't believe souls can be saved outside the Church - what a sick joke.
So, Welp believes that 1) a Jew who rejects Jesus Christ can be saved, but 2) a Jew who rejects Jesus Christ is not outside the Church. Since all in the Church have the same faith (de fide definita - one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism), according to Welp Jews who reject Jesus Christ and adhere to Judaism have the same faith as Catholics who believe in Jesus Christ. What a heretical travesty! By the way, all of their nonsense on 'invincible ignorance', etc., which they bring up in a futile attempt to justify their condemned heresy and deceive their followers, is addressed and refuted in our book Outside the Catholic Church There is Absolutely No Salvation and related materials.
ONE MUST BE BORN AGAIN IN CHRIST TO BE SAVED - TRENT
Council of Trent, Session 6, Chap. 3 on Justification: “So unless they were born again in Christ they never would be justified...”
When one considers the defined dogma that one must be "born again in Christ" to be justified and saved, one should immediately recognize why the position of Welp and the CMRI is heresy. Since everyone must profess that it's necessary to be "born again in Christ" to even be justified, by holding that a Jew who rejects Christ can be justified, Welp holds that a person can be "born again in Christ" while rejecting Jesus Christ and being unbaptized! His heresy is the equivalent of the heresy of anonymous Christianity.
Also notice that the manifest heretic Welp claims to believe that 'supernatural faith' is necessary for salvation. As we pointed out in this article, The Revealing Heresies in Msgr. Van Noort’s Pre-Vatican II Dogmatic Theology Manual, heretics frequently try to obfuscate their denial of Catholic teaching on salvation by focusing on 'supernatural faith' and ignoring the defined dogma that one must have THE CATHOLIC FAITH to be saved.
THE ‘CATHOLIC FAITH’, NOT JUST A ‘SUPERNATURAL’ FAITH, IS REQUIRED FOR SALVATION
Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, Sess. 5, On Original Sin: “… our Catholic faith, without which it is impossible to please God…”
Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council I, Session 2, Profession of Faith, 1870: “This true Catholic faith, outside of which none can be saved, which I now freely profess and truly hold…”
The Church doesn’t merely declare that one must be inside the Church and have supernatural faith to be saved. It also declares that one must have the Catholic faith to be saved. The two truths are inseparable, of course, but examining each aspect of this dogma becomes important when refuting heretics. The supporters of BOD in our day ignore the dogma that one must have THE CATHOLIC FAITH to be saved simply because it’s impossible to twist their heretical view into language that comports with the dogma that no one is saved without the Catholic faith. After all, how can one who is a ‘pagan’ (who doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ and the Trinity) also have the Catholic faith? How can a pagan and a Catholic both be in the one Church? – the one Church, which, by definition, only has ONE FAITH AND ONE LORD? It doesn’t make any sense. So, the BOD heretics typically avoid the dogmatic pronouncements which declare that one must have the Catholic faith to be saved.
In short, their position on ‘supernatural’ faith denies the dogma that ‘Catholic’ faith is what’s absolutely necessary for salvation. They thus depart from the revelation of Jesus Christ and the dogmatic teaching of the Catholic Church on salvation. The Son of God became man in order to redeem the world and reveal the Catholic faith. The heretics of the CMRI (and one could say the same about the heretics Sanborn, Cekada, etc.) reject the Church's dogmatic teaching that Jesus Christ is the only name under Heaven in which men must be saved. They reject the Gospel.
John 8:24- "I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
THE CHURCH'S DOGMATIC TEACHING THAT ONE MUST BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST TO BE SAVED, WHICH IS REJECTED BY THE CMRI AND SIMILAR GROUPS
John 17:3: “Now this is life everlasting, that they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
John 14:6: “Jesus saith to them: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.”
Pope Paul III, Sublimus Dei, May 29, 1537: “The sublime God so loved the human race that He created man in such wise that he might participate, not only in the good that other creatures enjoy, but endowed him with capacity to attain to the inaccessible and invisible Supreme Good and behold it face to face; and since man, according to the testimony of the sacred scriptures, has been created to enjoy eternal life and happiness, which none may obtain save through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, it is necessary that he should possess the nature and faculties enabling him to receive that faith; and that whoever is thus endowed should be capable of receiving that same faith. Nor is it credible that any one should possess so little understanding as to desire the faith and yet be destitute of the most necessary faculty to enable him to receive it. Hence Christ, who is the Truth itself, that has never failed and can never fail, said to the preachers of the faith whom He chose for that office ‘Go ye and teach all nations.’ He said all, without exception, for all are capable of receiving the doctrines of the faith… By virtue of Our apostolic authority We define and declare by these present letters… that the said Indians and other peoples should be converted to the faith of Jesus Christ by preaching the word of God and by the example of good and holy living.”
Pope Pius VIII, Traditi humilitati (# 4), May 24, 1829: “Against these experienced sophists the people must be taught that the profession of the Catholic faith is uniquely true, as the apostle proclaims: one Lord, one faith, one baptism... Indeed, no other name than the name of Jesus is given to men by which they may be saved. He who believes shall be saved; he who does not believe shall be condemned.”
Pope Leo XII, Ubi Primum (# 14), May 5, 1824: “It is impossible for the most true God, who is Truth itself, the best, the wisest Provider, and the Rewarder of good men, to approve all sects which profess false teachings that are often inconsistent with one another and contradictory, and to confer eternal rewards on their members… by divine faith we hold one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and that no other name under heaven is given to men except the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth in which we must be saved. This is why we profess that there is no salvation outside the Church.”
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Sess. 8, Nov. 22, 1439, ex cathedra: “Whoever wishes to be saved, needs above all to hold the Catholic faith; unless each one preserves this whole and inviolate, he will without a doubt perish in eternity. But the Catholic faith is this, that we worship one God in the Trinity, and the Trinity in unity; neither confounding the persons, nor dividing the substance; for there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, another of the Holy Spirit, their glory is equal, their majesty coeternal… and in this Trinity there is nothing first or later, nothing greater or less, but all three persons are coeternal and coequal with one another, so that in every respect, as has already been said above, both unity in Trinity, and Trinity in unity must be worshipped. Therefore let him who wishes to be saved, think thus concerning the Trinity. But it is necessary for eternal salvation that he faithfully believe also in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ… the Son of God is God and man…This is the Catholic faith; unless each one believes this faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved…”
The CMRI's false position on baptism and 'baptism of desire' is also totally refuted in our materials that deal with the baptism issue. The CMRI rejects the Church's dogmatic teaching on the necessity of the Catholic faith and that all who die as Jews, etc. are lost. They also reject the Church's dogmatic profession of faith on one baptism, John 3:5, that no one is saved without water baptism, etc.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S DOGMATIC TEACHING ON BAPTISM
Pope Eugene IV, The Council of Florence, Exultate Deo, Nov. 22, 1439: “Holy baptism, which is the gateway to the spiritual life, holds the first place among all the sacraments; through it we are made members of Christ and of the body of the Church. And since death entered the universe through the first man, ‘unless we are born again of water and the Spirit, we cannot,’ as the Truth says, ‘enter into the kingdom of heaven’ [John 3:5]. The matter of this sacrament is real and natural water.”
Pope Paul III, The Council of Trent, Can. 5 on the Sacrament of Baptism, Sess. 7, 1547: “If anyone says that baptism [the sacrament] is optional, that is, not necessary for salvation: let him be anathema.”
Pope Clement V, The Council of Vienne, 1311-1312: “Besides, one baptism regenerating all who are baptized in Christ must be faithfully confessed by all just as ‘one God and one faith’ [Eph. 4:5], which celebrated in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit we believe to be the perfect remedy for salvation for both adults and children.”
Pope Clement V, The Council of Vienne, 1311-1312: “But since one is the universal Church, of regulars and seculars, of prelates and subjects, of exempt and non-exempt, outside of which absolutely (omnino) no one (nullus) is saved (salvatur), one is the Lord, one is the Faith and one is the baptism of all.”
Pope St. Siricius, Decree to Himerius, A.D. 385: “Therefore just as we say that the holy paschal observance is in no way to be diminished, we also say that to infants who will not yet be able to speak on account of their age or to those who in any necessity will need the holy stream of baptism, we wish succor to be brought with all celerity, lest it should tend to the perdition of our souls if the saving font be denied to those desiring it and every single one of them exiting this world lose both the Kingdom and life. Whoever should fall into the peril of shipwreck, the incursion of an enemy, the uncertainty of a siege or the desperation of any bodily sickness, and should beg to be relieved by the unique help of faith, let them obtain the rewards of the much sought-after regeneration in the same moment of time in which they beg for it. Let the previous error in this matter be enough; [but] now let all priests maintain the aforesaid rule, who do not want to be torn from the solidity of the apostolic rock upon which Christ constructed His universal Church.”
The CMRI (and all the priests in our day who obstinately adhere to 'baptism of desire') are not true Catholics, but heretics and false shepherds. It's important for people to realize it. The CMRI is led by the wicked apostate Mark Pivarunas, who holds the same heresies and teaches gross errors. It was the faithlessness and false teaching of unbelievers like Pivarunas, Welp and the priests of the CMRI, in the years before Vatican II, which led to the Great Apostasy.
On Nov. 4, 2016, the SSPX inaugurated its brand new $40 million seminary in Dillwyn, Virginia. We discussed their massive new seminary, and why the SSPX is a heretical deception, in this article: The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) to receive 40 million dollars for their heretical seminary project. We exposed the pathetic faithlessness of the SSPX’s apostate leader, Bishop Bernard Fellay, in this post: Pathetic and Heretical SSPX Leader, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Cowers In The Face of Anti-Christ Journalist. Our important video documentary, The Truth About The SSPX, The SSPX-MC, And Similar Groups, refutes and exposes Fellay and the positions of the heretical and schismatic SSPX in detail.
As we’ve pointed out many times, the SSPX is a deception. Yes they have externals, and it is through their externals that they convince many that they are of God, but they don’t have the true faith. They reject the Church’s dogmatic teaching on salvation, and they obstinately adhere to heretical, anti-papal, anti-magisterial positions. They simply don’t profess what the Catholic Church professes. They are not true Catholics. They are very similar to the Eastern ‘Orthodox’ and the ‘Old Catholics’. That’s why the vast majority of the SSPX’s followers aren’t interested in the magisterial teaching of councils, bulls, and encyclicals that contradicts their positions. They don’t care about that because they don’t believe in councils, bulls, and encyclicals. Rather, what they care about – their ‘rule of faith’ – is externals, rituals, and community. If they have externals, rituals, and community, that’s all they need. Quoting Catholic dogma to the vast majority of the SSPX’s followers is like quoting it to adherents of Eastern ‘Orthodoxy’. It won’t faze them. They don’t believe in it, so they don’t care that their position is incompatible with it.
The SSPX’s ongoing recognition of the notorious apostate Antipope Francis as a Catholic pope is just one clear example of the group’s rejection of Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith. The SSPX also explicitly teaches that souls can be saved in false religions – a blatant denial of the defined dogma Outside the Catholic Church There Is No Salvation. Bishop Fellay, for instance, has explicitly stated that Hindus can be saved.
Bishop Bernard Fellay, Conference in Denver, Co., Feb. 18, 2006: "Consider a Hindu in Tibet who has no knowledge of the Catholic Church. He lives according to his conscience and to the laws which God has put into his heart. He can be in the state of grace, and if he dies in this state of grace, he will go to heaven.” (The Angelus, “A Talk Heard Round the World,” April, 2006, p. 5.)
Lefebvre also taught that souls can be saved in false religions (Against the Heresies, pp. 216-218). The SSPX professes and teaches that souls can be saved in false religions, as our material documents. The Catholic Church professes the opposite. In this sermon, Fellay even stated that aborted infants can go to Heaven without baptism - another blatant heresy (11 to 12 min. mark: http://sspx.org/en/media/audio/bp-fellays-sermon-2016-dc-march-life-13572). The SSPX does not profess the true faith. Their priests are not true believers, but heretics. They have no faith whatsoever. That’s why their vocations and their numbers are a deception. Good fruits are, first and foremost, when people receive the true faith of Christ without which one cannot please God (Heb. 11:6). The SSPX doesn’t have the true faith. Their priests and seminarians don’t have the true faith, and they don’t spread it to others. Rather, they teach people heresy and schism, along with some Catholic truth. When you encounter or get to know obstinate adherents of the SSPX, and examine what they actually believe, you discover that the SSPX’s fruits are, in fact, rotten. The SSPX is like an apple that looks good and fresh on the outside, but is rotten on the inside. Even though the SSPX does some good things, and has been an avenue through which people have been led to the truth, on the whole their group constitutes a major deception.
FELLAY'S INJURY AT THE NEW SEMINARY
During the opening weekend of their huge new seminary, their apostate leader, Bishop Bernard Fellay, allegedly fell down the steps and broke his leg in two places. The SSPX has confirmed that during the inaugurating weekend of the seminary, Fellay “injured his foot quite badly”. They acknowledge:
“However, not all the news from Virginia was happy this weekend, as the Superior General, Bishop Fellay, injured his foot quite badly. We ask for your prayers that he recovers well, and completely.” (http://www.sspx.org/en/news-events/news/report-new-sspx-seminary-va)
When one considers that the SSPX is not truly Catholic, and that Fellay is a heretical false guide who leads people to Hell, the symbolism is, we must say, quite fitting. The SSPX’s new seminary represents the priestly formation of the SSPX. This massive $40 million structure is one of the biggest projects in the history of the SSPX, if not the biggest. They had announced months in advance when the seminary would be inaugurated and that Fellay would be there to bless it. Fellay and over 1000 supporters of the SSPX showed up. Falling and suffering a significant injury during the inaugurating weekend of the new seminary is not just a coincidence. It's a symbol of the false guidance of the SSPX, which leads people to destruction. That’s not to suggest, of course, that everyone who suffers an injury is evil or being punished by God. However, when you consider who fell, where he fell, and when he fell, it’s obvious that this was a merciful sign from God. God wants the followers of the SSPX to wake up and realize that Fellay and the SSPX should not be followed, a fact that Catholic truth makes quite clear.
It’s certain that Fellay suffered a significant injury at the new seminary, and it was serious enough for the SSPX to make a statement about it. The phrase “injured his foot quite badly” is probably the SSPX’s euphemistic way of reporting that Fellay fell down the steps and broke his leg. The latter obviously sounds much worse than the former.
The Society of St. Pius X [Link to Section]
[Below is a comment made by someone about our video: ‘Born Again’ Refutes ‘Faith Alone’ & The Demonic Possession of James White, followed by our response.]
You lost me at 23.35, when you claim Dr White is demon-possessed. Freezing a video frame the way you have can make anyone appear possessed. Look, I am a Catholic, a convert from the Episcopal Church, where I was a priest for 30 years. When I realized the error of 'sola fide', I began a 13 year search that ended in 'swimming the Tiber' four years ago. I appreciate the content of the few videos I've seen, but really, this seems to go too far. How do you KNOW that Dr White is possessed? You don't. He is deceived, yes. He is blind to the full-truth of the Gospel. But possessed? I honestly think you should cut the video at 23.00 and leave it at that. And honestly, in the spirit of Jesus, I think you should apologize to Dr White for this.
MHFM: We lost you when we got into the spiritual part of the video because you have no supernatural faith. One doesn’t need to freeze the video to see that White is manifesting clear signs of demonic possession. It’s visible at full speed. We saw what was happening at full speed. In our video we simply froze the clips (after playing them at full speed) to assist those who are less observant, less believing, etc. Part of White’s face is flying back unnaturally in one direction, while the rest of his face is travelling in a completely different direction or remaining where it is. It happens to him repeatedly, as our video shows. Here's just one example of his demonic facial movements at full/normal speed. Notice the upper-left side of his mouth.
That’s not normal. It's a clear sign of a foreign (i.e. demonic) presence in him, to those with eyes to see. The video covers a number of other examples. Further, the faces White makes with his unnatural movements are demonic.
Additionally, White frequently gives the devil’s horns. In one of the clips we showed in our video (at 24.03), White holds out a clear, unmistakable devil's horns hand-sign to his side in a prominent way for more than five full seconds, completely oblivious to what he’s doing. You can watch it here:
James White giving the devil's horns sign for more than five full seconds
That’s the demon in him, displaying its dominance over the man. That’s why White flashes the devil's horns not once or twice (in which case one might be able to say that his hands were caught in a bad position), but many times. The devil is manifesting, very quickly, dominance over him. Another good example where White’s hands are not simply caught in a bad position, but the Devil is definitely taking control of him to show a demonic presence/dominance right to the camera, comes at 23.46. You can watch it here:
Your faithlessness is further revealed when you act like it’s absurd to think that one of the most anti-Catholic figures out there – who has attacked the Blessed Virgin Mary, the sacraments, the Papacy, etc. for decades – is possessed. No, it would be absurd to think that he’s not possessed. Have you ever read Ephesians 2:1-2?
Ephesians 2:1-2- “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins, in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in the sons of disobedience.”
Evil spirits are at work in the sons of disobedience. Is James White a son of disobedience? Of course he is. He is one of the most anti-Catholic figures in internet history. Through his diabolical view that God predestines people to Hell and positively wills every single act of man that has ever occurred, White also promotes the demonic heresy that God is behind every lie, every sin, etc. in history. That is an unspeakably wicked heresy. It actually equates God with the devil. White thus leads heretics who follow him not only into typical Protestant heresies, but into a demonic view that attributes to the Almighty what comes from the father of lies.
Ephesians 6:12- “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of the darkness of this age, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in high places.”
A viewer of our video also made an interesting observation. The person noted:
“In the second half of the video, when the camera is directly in front of James White, you can see what look like horns starting from his eyebrows and going up to the sides of his head. You can see it the most when he's looking down. I think it really illustrates who's really guiding him, the devil.”
Notice that what appear to be horns can be seen on his head, just as the Devil is depicted
Notice again the head, which appears to have horns extending on both sides
We agree with the viewer: in this particular video White’s forehead looks like it has horns. We don’t believe that’s an accident. In fact, we believe that this is another manifestation and outline of the demonic presence in White. Here's how the devil is frequently depicted in art.
The devil is repeatedly depicted with horns
This might be scary or hard for some people who are lacking in faith to accept, but demons are real. Moreover, one must consider all of the other signs of demonic possession White is displaying, as well as the demonic things he teaches, believes, and promotes. Examples of how horns appear on his forehead (just like in the above images) are found at: 28.23, 28.26, 29.44, etc., and throughout the second half of the video, especially when he looks down.
Our video also showed (starting at 45.49) how White again flashes a clear devil’s horns sign precisely when speaking about the condemnation of the false professor! Instead of seeing the spiritual signs and God’s providence in this, you think it’s all just a coincidence. No, it’s the demon displaying its presence in him again, and it was compelled by God to do so precisely when the false professor was talking about how a false professor is condemned. James White identifies himself as a professor, and he is a false professor of Christianity.
This is James White as he gives the devil's horns again (discussed at 45.49 of our video), at the very time he's speaking about the condemnation of the 'false professor'
The truth is that you had no true faith for 30 years as an Episcopal ‘priest’. Your comments reveal that you still don’t have true faith. (Have you even yet accepted the fact that you weren’t a valid priest?) That’s why you can’t see the truth in these points about spiritual realities: you don't truly believe, and consequently you lack the insight that comes with faith. You need to stop resisting the truth, pray for faith, and embrace the traditional Catholic faith. Your comments suggest that you are part of the Vatican II sect, which is not the Catholic Church. See our material on that matter.
It’s also interesting that White, who promotes the heresy of faith alone (or salvation by faith without charity), appears in front of clanging cymbals in the video we expose.
Notice that White is in front of clanging cymbals
We don’t believe it’s just a coincidence that in this particular video, which figures prominently into our video which refutes his heresy of faith alone and publicly denounces him as a demonic false teacher, White appears in front of clanging cymbals. In 1 Cor. 13:1-2, St. Paul contradicts the heresy of faith alone by setting forth the apostolic truth that one must have faith and love to be saved. In that context (of refuting faith alone) he describes a person who lacks love as a ‘clanging cymbal’.
1 Corinthians 13:1-2- “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”
HERE'S OUR FULL VIDEO ON THIS TOPIC
Here are more videos that refute Protestantism and the teaching of James White.
This is an important new video that exposes a leading false traditionalist spokesman, the heretic John Vennari, whose false views are reflected by many in the SSPX, FSSP, and similar groups. The video covers the heresies, contradictions, and dishonesty in his material – with a special emphasis on the diabolical way that false teachers and heretics like Vennari hide the truth and lie to the people. Among other ways, they do so by using euphemisms instead of the accurate Catholic descriptions and terms (such as 'heretic', 'heresy,' etc.) that are called for in light of the evidence they are presenting. The dishonesty of heretics like Vennari in this regard has a devastating effect on souls. It keeps people in the dark about the true nature of the crisis. It keeps people under the sway of heretics who lead multitudes to Hell, and it keeps people adhering to false positions that are inconsistent with a pure profession of faith. This is a video people should see, for it demonstrates that false traditionalist spokesmen like Vennari are truly dishonest and faithless tools of the Devil to keep people in heresy and false positions.
[THIS MAN POSTED A COMMENT ON OUR ARTICLE, Does God Create Homosexuals? BELOW IS OUR RESPONSE]
You are lying, that is not and never has been the teaching of Mother Church. I remember being different from other boys as far back as age 3...
I am a Catholic and I accept whole and undefiled the doctrines of the Church. I identify with the Resistance of Bishop Williamson. So you cannot claim I am a Modernist, I am simply saying you are not accepting the true Catholic teaching on same sex attraction. It is not because of my sins, but original sin and our fallen nature and race that I have the attractions I have. I remember as a child, saying so many times to God, that He needed to fix my broken sexuality, because I couldn't. No matter how much fasting, how many Rosaries, how many Confessions and Communions, no matter how much penance, nothing changed. I always was attracted to girls as well, but I always liked other boys as well. Christ gave this to me as a cross to take up daily.
The Holy Catholic Church was founded by Christ not as a prison of persecution, but a hospital for the broken men and women. Christ is our loving God and Saviour because we are not perfect, yet He loves us beyond the comprehension of man. It may condemn an action or heresy, but will never turn someone away who seeks Christ. His religion is the largest worldwide source of relief for the poor, the hungry, the sick, and repentant. It opens up the doors of unending compassion, for sinners of all kind, for single mothers, widows, orphans, married and divorced. For gay, for straight and for bi for the lonely and for sinners of all kind; her mission is the same. It is that of Our Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true man, Eternal King of the Ages, as she is His Mystical Bride made up of the Mystical Body. Her mission is to save souls. The Church teaches that although it is not of the Natural order that one is homosexual it is not a sin in itself, for one cannot sin if he has not done anything wrong. We are called to a life of celibacy and to be holy, just as all Christians are called to be holy. That is okay, because in reality what people long for is not sex, but love - to love and to be loved, it whatever form. Sexual love is just one form of love, but agape, love love on God can give is so much greater.
I don't want to sound as if I'm not making Holy Mother Church's teachings clear that sexual actions outside of a true marriage between man and woman are sinful, but rather I am also professing that with the Holy Church has always believed. That all people are children of the living God and He loves us all for whoever He made us to be. And that we all will be happiest and holiest when serving Him in the lifestyle He has by Divine Wisdom called us to. Because the Church is not for the Saint but the sinner. Those that are gay, are no different that those who are straight, we are all called to chastity and sexual purity. We all must unite ourselves the Christ and His cross, like Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows. St. Paul said in Scripture, I hath been crucified with Christ: now I liveth not, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loveth me, and gave Himself for me.” He is doing what all are called to do by Our Blessed Divine Lord, “Then Jesus saith unto his disciples: If any man wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it.”
MHFM: Joseph, your letter is a prime example of why you remain afflicted with a perverted same-sex 'attraction'. You are lying to yourself and rejecting the truth. Our position is very clear: same-sex attraction is not natural. It is the result of sin and a rejection of God, as Romans 1 teaches (see below). You make reference to some alleged ‘Catholic teaching’ which you believe contradicts our position. You believe this ‘teaching’ declares that there is nothing perverted about men being attracted to men, and women being attracted to women, but you cite nothing of course. That's because no such teaching exists.
You also state: “I identify with the Resistance of Bishop Williamson. So you cannot claim I am a Modernist…” This is an example of how you are quite deceived. Identifying with the false resistance of Bishop Richard Williamson doesn’t prove you are not a modernist. On the contrary, it actually proves that your positions are heretical and schismatic, and that you are following a modernist. Richard Williamson is a modernist, a heretic, and a schismatic. He is not a true Catholic. You really need to watch this video: The Truth About The SSPX, The SSPX-MC, And Similar Groups (video). It proves that the 'Resistance' you are embracing is not Catholic.
You should also see this file on him: Williamson, Bishop Richard of the SSPX: a schismatic and a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Among other things, Richard Williamson holds that one may attend the invalid, non-Catholic New Mass. He declared that the notorious idolater and apostate Antipope John Paul II was a “good man”. He declared that the notorious apostate Benedict XVI is “in good faith”. He denies the dogma Outside the Church There Is No Salvation, as all priests ordained by the SSPX do. He, in fact, holds that Jews, Muslims, etc. can be saved without the Catholic faith, contrary to the dogmatic teaching of the Council of Florence. He therefore does not profess the Catholic Church's teaching on salvation. In addition to being heretical, his positions are TOTALLY SCHISMATIC and involve a rejection of papal infallibility. He does not have the true faith. His positions are a rejection of Catholic truth about the Papacy. The 'Resistance' is false and schismatic. Those who obstinately follow him or embrace his positions do not have the true faith. To obstinately embrace his positions, or those of the 'Resistance', is to be the equivalent of the schismatic ‘Old Catholics’ or the Eastern ‘Orthodox’. You need to reject his false positions and embrace the true Catholic faith, as covered in our material. Once you do that and get into the state of grace, then you can and will be delivered from your perverted inclinations.
You also profess heresy when you state that “all people are children of the living God”. No, all people are not children of God. It is only through the true faith of Jesus Christ that one becomes a child of God. “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, to them he gave the right to become children of God…” (John 1:12) Those outside the true Church aren’t children of God. Since you don’t have the true faith at this time, and you are deceiving yourself on these matters, you can’t see the truth about your spiritual situation.
Even though you don’t say it explicitly, you imply that you were ‘gay’ from your earliest years, even from the age of three. We doubt you have such memories from that age. Homosexuals deceive themselves and frequently lie. But even if one were, for the sake of argument, to accept your claim to have been a conscious homosexual from the age of three, we would respond thus: if you claim to have been conscious of such things from the age of three, that suggests that you reached the age of reason at the age of three. Well, as soon as one arrives at the age of reason, he can reject the truth. He can resist or reject God and sin mortally. Deliverance to unnatural attractions can be the result of such a rejection of God, even from an early age. Some people are just not of the truth. Some people just refuse to have God in their knowledge (Romans 1:28), and they make that decision early on. St. Thomas explains that as soon as a person reaches the age of reason, he can direct himself to the proper end or he can refuse to do so. If he chooses to do the latter, he sins mortally. Since you claim to have possessed such an understanding of yourself and your activity from the age of three, then you could have refused to have God in your knowledge and rejected the proper end at that age. That could be why you have same-sex ‘attraction’, and had it from a very early age. But it’s more likely that you rejected God and the truth a number of years later than you describe, and that resulted in your perverted inclinations.
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Pt. I-II, Question 89, A.6: “Now the first thing that occurs to a man to think about then [when he reaches the age of reason] is to deliberate about himself... whereas if he does not then direct himself to the due end, and as far as he is capable of discretion at that particular age, he will sin mortally, for not doing that which is in his power to do.”
You were given over to homosexuality as a result of your resistance to the truth. You can be delivered from it when you actually become a real Catholic. Our material covers the true positions, and it explains how to become a true Catholic. But don’t expect to be delivered from your perverted inclinations while you are following a schismatic false resistance that denies papal infallibility, among other things. You will only be delivered if and when you embrace the true faith and get into the state of grace. We hope you embrace the true faith. When you do, the true power of God's grace will be available to you. Until then, your prayers (and the other acts you mention) won't be efficacious. It's necessary for your salvation to embrace the true faith.
Romans 1- “Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened… who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error… they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.”
Sister Lucia of Fatima To Fr. Fuentes, 1957: “Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary. She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”
"In a February 8 interview with one of Italy’s most prominent dailies, Corriere Della Serra, Pope Francis praised Italy’s leading proponent of abortion – Emma Bonino -- as one of the nation’s 'forgotten greats,' comparing her to great historical figures such as Konrad Adenauer and Robert Schuman. Knowing that his praise of her may be controversial, the Pope said that she offered the best advice to Italy on learning about Africa, and admitted she thinks differently from us. 'True, but never mind,' he said. 'We have to look at people, at what they do.'
At 27, Bonino had an illegal abortion and then worked with the Information Centre on Sterilization and Abortion which boasted over 10,000 abortions. There are famous photos of Bonino performing illegal abortions using a homemade device operated by a bicycle pump. Arrested for the then-illegal activity she spent a few days in jail and was acquitted and entered politics.
When she was appointed Italy’s foreign minister in 2013 there was a general outcry from life and family leaders at the appalling situation.
Responding to the Pope’s praise of Bonino, pro-life leaders in Italy expressed disbelief. 'How can the pope praise a woman that is best known in Italy for practicing illegal abortion and promoting abortion?' commented Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, who was until last year the head of the Rome office of Human Life International."
... Greetings. I am a nineteen year old student from Sheffield, North England, studying at the University of Sheffield. I am a practicing Catholic, having begun my conversion from unbelief about two and a half years ago. I began watching your videos not so long after having begun my conversion, while I was still at a Novus Ordo church. I began by watching, if I remember correctly, the video comparing Benedict XVI and Alexander VI, and found it shocking. I moved onto your videos concerning salvation, and the errors of Vatican II and scandals of the Vatican II sect. Thank you for your work: I have found it most compelling and edifying.
I do have a few vexing questions I'd like to ask, though, before I would feel comfortable in fully accepting your positions...
[For example]: the invalidity of the Novus Ordo 'priesthood' and the invalidity of the New Mass. I would reject ordinations in the New Rite utterly if there weren't any apparent 'Eucharistic miracles', as there reportedly have been in a number of New Masses. We have the examples of Salt Lake and Buenos Aires. What would be the explanation for such happenings?
That's all I have for now. I hope you can find the time to respond.
Joseph S. Clarke
MHFM: We’re glad that you came across the material. People should be convinced of the positions we hold because they are based upon and proven by the teaching of the Church and the revelation of Jesus Christ. If you sincerely pray 15 decades of the Rosary each day and the Hail Mary frequently, and continue to look at the material, we believe you will become convinced of the positions.
To your question: With regard to so-called ‘Eucharist miracles’ at the New Mass, the answer is that there aren’t any. The few that have been reported are definitely false signs and wonders of the Devil or simply false reports. As an example of some of the false reports, a Novus Ordo publication stated:
Other recent reports of bleeding hosts have turned out to be false. For instance, last May, several blogs showed a photograph of a bleeding host at St. Patrick Church in Rochelle, Ill. At least one report even claimed the host had turned to flesh and blood. The pastor, Father Johnson Lopez, confirmed to the Register that it was only bacteria. “I truly believe in miracles, and an extraordinary miracle of the Eucharist would be a blessing for our community, but there was no miracle,” he said. (National Catholic Reporter)
Those that are not false reports are certainly false signs. Sacred Scripture specifically warns us that such false signs and wonders will happen in the final days. See 2 Thess. 2:9 and Matthew 24:24.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12: “Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders, And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying. That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity.”
Matthew 24:24-25: “Then if any man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you, beforehand. 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.”
Moreover, our recent video on Magicians is very important to consider in this regard. It proves that the Devil is capable of working major false signs.
The Devil can only do what God permits him to do, but God sometimes allows him to perform lying wonders to deceive people. In fact, as the Magicians video shows, in many cases the signs worked by modern magicians are similar to those reported in the places you mention. Satan can’t turn bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, but he can make bread appear to bleed with regular blood as part of a false sign. We also learn this from the story of the Exodus.
Exodus 7:19-22- “And Moses and Aaron did as the Lord had commanded: and lifting up the rod, he struck the water of the river before Pharao and his servants: and it was turned into blood. And the fishes that were in the river died… And the magicians of the Egyptians with their enchantments did in like manner; and Pharao’s heart was hardened…”
That’s why one must always assess and judge these matters not by alleged signs and wonders, but by the teaching of Jesus Christ and His Church. The teaching of the Magisterium must always be our guide. It gives us the answer. According to the Church’s teaching, the New Mass is certainly a false and invalid service because it lacks a valid form. The New Rite of Ordination is also absolutely invalid based on Catholic teaching. The evidence against both is overwhelming and irrefutable. Moreover, the fruits of the New Mass are undeniably rotten and wicked. Even without considering the dogmatic evidence against the validity of the New Mass, when one thinks of all its rotten fruits and of all the souls being led into sin there, does it make any sense that God would work a miracle at the New Mass? No, it doesn’t.
God doesn’t work miracles to confirm people on a path to sin and Hell. Rather, in this time of apostasy God has allowed the Devil, as a punishment for sin and unbelief, to work numerous false signs that mislead those who receive not the love of the truth. Receiving not the love of the truth means resisting the true revelation of Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Magisterium. It means not judging all things by that teaching and rule. People who are not guided by the Magisterium are inclined to strange voices, to false doctrines, and to lying signs. When they resist what God has revealed and His Church has taught, sometimes God will give them over, in a powerful way, to be convinced by (or subjected to) the aforementioned deceptions as a punishment for their dishonesty and unbelief.
Another example of lying signs would be the many false apparitions that have occurred all over the Vatican II sect (the end-times Counter Church) during this apocalyptic period. Some of those false apparitions contain blatant heresies. They have been used to defend or support absurd notions, such as that people who promote false ecumenism and idolatry are good and should be followed. They are deceptions from Satan, just like any claim that there is a miracle in the New ‘Mass’. The New Mass is a false and invalid service. It is actually an abomination, and it must be avoided under pain of grave sin.
MHFM Comment: Certainly, what's being imposed upon the 'Little Sisters of the Poor' is outrageous, evil, and unconstitutional (see the article below). However, true Catholics know that one must adhere to the Catholic faith over anything else. Without the true Catholic faith it's impossible to please God. That's the teaching of God and the Church.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Sess. 8, Nov. 22, 1439, ex cathedra: “Whoever wishes to be saved, needs before all else to hold the Catholic faith; unless each one preserves this whole and inviolate, he will without a doubt perish in eternity.”
Yet, the 'Little Sisters' don't feel this way. According to them, they "can't choose" between "the faith" and the poor. Their response is heretical. It reveals, sadly, that they are not true Catholics. That shouldn't be a surprise, however, as the 'Little Sisters' adhere to the false Vatican II religion, in which religious indifferentism, humanism, and naturalism have replaced Catholic teaching.
The video above is also revealing. It explains that the 'Litter Sisters' welcome people "of any faith persuasion". Obviously that's because they don't believe the Catholic faith is necessary for salvation. They accept heresy, paganism, unbelief, etc. They even stress how they hold the hands of (and "comfort") the people they work with at their deaths. Of course, that would include people "of any faith persuasion". Do they tell those non-Catholics that, if they die without the true faith, they are headed for an eternal death? Do they charitably inform them that dying without the true faith and/or in mortal sin is infinitely worse than any suffering here on Earth? Obviously they don't. Since they don't manifest a concern for what's most important (the eternal salvation of the people they work with - see Mt. 16:26), they sadly serve as deceivers of the poor and the elderly rather than as their true friends.
Pope Pius X: “As a matter of fact, however, merely naturally good acts are only a counterfeit of virtue since they are neither permanent nor sufficient for salvation.” (Editae Saepe # 28, May 26, 1910)
The apostasy and indifferentism of the 'Little Sisters' is another tragic result of the false religion of Vatican II and the Vatican II sect's antipopes. It's also a consequence of the denial of Outside the Church There is No Salvation that began even before Vatican II.
The national debate over the Affordable Care Act appears nowhere near over, as the Little Sisters of the Poor — a Roman Catholic group of nuns who run nursing homes around the globe — continue their battle against the law’s contentious contraceptive mandate.
The Colorado-based religious order announced on Thursday that it will once again petition the Supreme Court for protection against the government’s requirement that contraceptives be made available to all employees free-of-charge through insurance plans.
“We perform this loving ministry because of our faith and simply cannot choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith, and we shouldn’t have to,” Sister Loraine Marie Maguire said in a statement on Thursday. “We hope the Supreme Court will hear our case and ensure that people from diverse faiths can freely follow God’s calling in their lives.”
According to a press release from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a conservative legal firm, the Obama administration refuses to exempt the nuns from a “regulation that makes them choose between their faith — which prohibits them from providing contraceptives — and continuing to pursue their religious mission of serving the elderly poor.”
At the center of the battle is a government “accommodation” that was offered through the Department of Health and Human Services last year — a provision that allows closely held corporations as well as religious groups to sign EBSA Form 700, a document that passes the responsibility off to the government, which then finds a third-party to provide contraceptives, according to the National Catholic Reporter.
But the Little Sisters still object to the accommodation based on religious principle.
Daniel Blomberg, an attorney with the Becket Fund — the same firm that secured a win against the contraceptive mandate for Hobby Lobby, the popular craft stow chain — recently told TheBlaze that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit “got it wrong” when it ruled on July 14 that the Little Sisters of the Poor must comply with the mandate by using the accommodation’s opt-out form.
“The Tenth Circuit got it wrong again, just like it got it wrong the first time,” he said, saying that it is likely that yet another Obamacare battle could be heading back up to the Supreme Court. “The government has been too aggressive … it insists on setting up what really is a parasite plan that attaches to religious ministry plans.”
Blomberg said that the Little Sisters of the Poor, among other religious groups, will need to rely on the Supreme Court to try and remedy the ongoing dispute and potentially obtain permanent relief...
The Little Sisters could face fines of up to $2.5 million per year if they refuse to comply and are not granted a permanent relief from the rules...
... Fr. Robert Barron will have a new responsibility: auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, one of the cultural capitals of the world.
“It was with enormous surprise that I heard the word of my appointment last week, but it is with a humble and joyful heart that I have accepted it,” said the Chicago-native in a July 21 statement.
“I am grateful to Pope Francis for his confidence in me and to Archbishop Gomez for his willingness to allow me to minister in this beautiful, richly diverse, and spiritually vibrant Church.”
A priest for the diocese of Chicago, the bishop-elect said he has visited California on various occasions for different speaking engagements.
“So although I cannot say that I know this Archdiocese well, I have indeed been able to taste and see some of its goodness.”... Since 2012, Fr. Barron has served as the rector and president of the Chicago Archdiocese's Mundelein seminary, the University of St. Mary of the Lake.
MHFM Comment: 'Fr.' Robert Barron is a well-known and influential heretic in the Vatican II sect. As the video below shows, he denies (among other things) that Adam and Eve actually existed and holds that no one may be in Hell. He is a total apostate. The fact that he is now an auxiliary 'Bishop' of Los Angeles, and that he previously was in charge of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary, reveals what a pack of apostates run the Vatican II sect. The quotes from Barron denying the existence of Adam, the first man (a dogmatic fact), come in the first few minutes of this video. Starting at the 27.30 minute mark, Barron says he doesn't know if anyone goes to Hell. That is a total denial of Jesus Christ, the Bible, and Catholic dogma. He is a wicked unbeliever.
... Francis says he wasn't offended by the "Communist crucifix" given to him by Bolivian President Evo Morales during his South American pilgrimage.
Morales surprised the pontiff with the unusual gift, a crucifix attached to a hammer and sickle, when Francis arrived in La Paz on Wednesday.
The crucifix was a replica of one designed by a Jesuit priest, the Rev. Luis Espinal, who was tortured and killed by Bolivian paramilitary squads in 1980. Francis prayed at the site of Espinal's assassination upon his arrival in Bolivia.
The modified crucifix immediately raised eyebrows, with some questioning whether Morales, whose socialist and anti-church rhetoric is well-known, was trying to score a questionable political point with a questionable, and possibly sacrilegious, melding of faith and ideology....
After taking into consideration the time in which he lived, Francis said: "I understand this work. For me it wasn't an offense."
Francis added that he brought the crucifix home with him.
Pope Francis has received a rather unusual gift from Bolivia's first indigenous president Evo Morales during his visit to Latin America: a crucifix carved into a wooden hammer and sickle, the Communist symbol of the union of labour and peasants.
The 78-year-old pontiff drank the trimate – a tea of coca leaves, camomile and anise seeds – on the flight to Bolivia from Ecuador to alleviate altitude sickness. La Paz airport sits at 4,000m above sea level and for health reasons the Argentinian pope will be in the city for about four hours only. The pontiff lost part of one lung to disease when he was younger.
Pope Francis praised Bolivia for taking "important steps" in social security and to include the poor in the political and economic life of South American poorest country.
Morales, an anti-clerical champion of indigenous rights, has taken decisive steps to empower Bolivia's 36 native groups and embed their rights in the country's constitution. The president has also acted to change the constitution in 2009, making the Catholic nation a secular country and removed the bible and cross from the presidential palace when he took office in 2006...
MHFM Comment: There’s more shock and wonder as Antipope Francis just received a totally blasphemous Communist hammer and sickle ‘crucifix’ from the wicked President of Bolivia.
Apocalypse 17:8 Fulfilled (video)
While it’s certainly just to be outraged by such a thing and to comment on it (since the antipope did not - contrary to reports - rebuke the president, of course), it’s pathetic that so many false traditionalists and false conservatives get worked up about something like this yet they aren’t fazed basically at all by Antipope Francis’ blatant denial of Outside the Church There is No Salvation and numerous other defined dogmas. His denial of those dogmas more clearly proves that he’s a heretic and not the pope than something such as receiving the Communist crucifix. Yet, they hardly care about the former and go ballistic about the latter. It’s another example of how they value externals and impressions over substance. God rejects such people. A true Catholic, of course, recognizes the problem with both.