Aptly stated, but why are so many deceived?
So many are deceived because they seek the approval of others rather than of God and thus are not graced with the true faith. On that matter, see this: Why So Many Can't Believe. They are also deceived because they receive not the love of the truth and have not overcome themselves to a sufficient level to resist the world and do God’s will. All of this can be summarized as bad will.
What are your views or thoughts on people that say of someone didn't get a chance to know the Gospel of Christ then they can be saved? Do you believe that is a lame excuse for anyone to make
You should view this, among other things on our site: Invincible Ignorance? – St. Robert Bellarmine (Powerful Quotes)
... It is proof that Francis is a demonic entity, not a pope.
Here in France health workers also were required to be vaccinate by mid September. It's like one person is taking the same decision for all countries!
Why do Christians only have to obey 9 of the 10 commandments and not the 4th commandment that tells all to rest on the Sabbath the 7th day of the week? Are you saying Christians are only bound by 9 commandments and that the 4th commandment is only for the Jews? That doesn't sound right. God gave 10 commandments carved in stone by his finger for all. He didn't say that the 4th commandment is only for the Jews and that Christians can disregard that commandment. Thank you.
The prerogatives of the Sabbath have been transferred to Sunday in the New Covenant. You should read this: Is Saturday or Sunday the Holy Day?
What about Saint Theresa of Calcutta? Was she not a Catholic either????
She was definitely not a saint. She embraced many heresies. See the shocking evidence here: https://endtimes.video/why-mother-teresa-was-not-a-saint/
She was not canonized by a valid pope. She is indeed one of the false saints of the end-times Counter Church.
Hello from Lebanon where the land was for the Crusaders and we weere able to still live here because of them and to defend our Catholic faith !
I live in Argentina… your videos are really good… Thanks
STOP!... I BELONG TO SSPX! WE ARE NOT IN SCISIM!! That's where you need to get some correction I'm not going to hell
Margaret Mary Young
The position of the SSPX is schismatic. They remain perpetually independent of the 'hierarchy' and 'pope' they recognize. They reject the solemn 'canonizations' of their 'popes'. They reject formal teachings of what they consider to be an ecumenical council. That's schismatic. They are a sect. They also deny Catholic teaching on salvation. You must not embrace their positions or support them. See our video about them: https://endtimes.video/the-truth-about-the-sspx-the-sspx-mc-and-similar-groups/ They also consider notorious heretics (such as Antipope Francis and his apostate 'bishops') to be in the Church, which is contrary to Catholic teaching. They have externals, buildings, etc. They don't have the true faith. In charity we say that you won't be saved if you continue to follow or support them.
The FSSP is all we have in Dallas. Everything else is the false VII liturgy. What are we to do if the FSSP is not really traditional?
The FSSP is not truly traditional, and you must not go there. There are options for confession, and we can help you with those when you are convinced on all the issues. We also recommend that Catholics, if they can, pray 15 decades of the Rosary each day and the Hail Mary frequently.
Awesome video brothers. Thank God for the blessed works of MHFM in these end times.
Hi Vatican Catholic, I'm a Eastern Orthodox Christian. I watch alot of what you post and watched a lot of what you say about Orthodoxy. But my question is, how do you convert to traditional Catholicism? Do you have to find a traditional latin mass? Like what should I expect. I'm curious of how that works.
God definitely wants you to become a traditional Catholic. Eastern 'Orthodoxy' is not true, we must say in charity. You don't need to find a Latin Mass to convert. The steps to convert are here.
We also recommend that you pray the Hail Mary frequently and sincerely for the grace to see the truth. That is very powerful.
I want to personally thank you… from the heart, especially for the Saint Robert video on invincible ignorance…
Thank you for the recent debate against Nick Santosuosso on "baptism of desire." Bro. Peter crushed all of his arguments with clear logic and infallible evidence. Nick proved the folly of trying to refute Catholic dogma by using the usual cherry-picked fallible quotations, false logic, avoiding the main issues, and trying to take the debate into areas that have nothing to do with the topic. The truth about the absolute necessity of water baptism for salvation is vindicated and rock solid. It is based on the words of Christ Himself, and the Church understands those words literally, as it is written, not metaphorically.
What many Catholics do not understand is the church has been poisoned for over 50 years in the aftermath of the second Vatican Council. These men now in power are the direct fruits of that council, Benedict recognized this and tried to correct it but was forced to resign for reasons we will never know. The Church is now under total control of Satan himself, but we know that Christ will return and take it back at his chosen time. All we can do until then is pray.
As our material explains, it's crucial to distinguish between the Catholic Church and the Vatican II Sect. The Vatican II Sect is not the Catholic Church. Also, Benedict XVI did not try to correct things. He was an apostate antipope. You need to see this video and consult more of the material: https://endtimes.video/the-heresies-of-benedict-xvi/
The current situation in Rome was prophesied. See this: https://endtimes.video/apocalypse-now-in-the-vatican/ We also recommend that Catholics, if they can, pray 15 decades of the Rosary each day and the Hail Mary frequently.
How do Catholics refute Protestants and Seventh day Adventists’ false teachings… “... Saturday... it’s the Sabbath day”
This file is relevant to your question: https://vaticancatholic.com/saturday-or-sunday-holy-day-sabbath/
Just seeing the title alone shocked me then I watched the video and I was speechless. This is one of the worst I've heard yet from that devil. God bless you Bro. Michael and MHFM for exposing this, no one else is. It's so crucial for the truth to be revealed especially now when we have so many false trads like Vigano discussing the antichrist as the vatican 2 sect shows its true colors ever more boldly at such a rapid pace. The devil's time must be extremely short.
Do not see
They just do not see!!! They just do not see!!! They just do not see!!! Because they are of the world. They care what people think about them (friends, work, and community), they will not look at the information put forward, with an unbiased foundation, hence they come not to the truth. Which also applies to the TRUE positions Sedevacantism, and the absolute necessity to be WATER BAPTIZED in order to enter the Catholic Church (Jesus Christ's body)! It's so sad, and breaks your heart! Hell is FOREVER FOREVER! Thank you Mhfm!
MHFM: This is really a sad story. It shows how evil people can be and how lawlessness prevails in pro-'LGBT' (sodomite) Seattle.
MHFM: Chaos and insanity take over when the basic moral law is rejected. The teacher made some good points.
I thank God for the incredible grace I have received in finding the true teachings of the Church through your site. I have recently watched your video on the Best Argument against "baptism of desire". My question is how such men as St. Thomas and St. Alphonsus could be wrong but not be heretics as they are undoubtedly in heaven as they are both great saints/doctors of the Church and therefore died in the Church (as you know heretics are outside the Church and therefore lost). God bless you and thank you so so much for teaching the truth!
That’s great to hear. The answer to your question is that while “baptism of desire” is contrary to Catholic teaching and must be rejected once a person has seen all the arguments, since it was not condemned as notoriously heretical by name it's possible for people to think it's Catholic teaching until they've seen the arguments and information that refute it. Theologians have been wrong on many things. This file is relevant on that matter (especially the part about how theologians were wrong about the deuterocanonical books even after Florence): https://vaticancatholic.com/canon-magisterium-theologian/
We also recommend that Catholics, if they can, pray 15 decades of the Rosary each day and the Hail Mary frequently. Also, this is a new video on the baptism issue: No Baptism, No Salvation - Pope St. Leo The Great.
For those who believe that God would not bring the Gospel to someone ignorant who is of goodwill, I would ask you to watch this video. God will overturn an entire empire to reach one man with the Gospel. If anyone is left outside the Ark of Salvation, it's for a reason.
That bit about Peter the Great was brilliant!
MHFM: Concerning Jesus’ words in John 16:28, St. Thomas also correctly notes that they refer to the ETERNAL PROCESSION of the Son from the Father. Hence, they apply exclusively to Jesus Christ.
St. Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on John 16, Lecture 7: “He [Jesus] refers to the eternal procession when he says, I came forth (exivi) from the Father [John 16:28], eternally begotten from him.”
John Paul II, however, as this video shows, applies those words to each man! John Paul II Taught That Every Man Is Begotten From God The Father
MHFM: In Ephesians 3:8 the “unsearchable riches of Christ” refer to Christ’s divine attributes. The divine attributes are sometimes called ‘divine properties’. As this video covers, Antipope John Paul II said those riches are "EVERYBODY’S property" to mock Christ and heretically teach that everyone has the divine properties. John Paul II Taught That Every Man Is Begotten From God The Father
MHFM: People who aren't watching this series on John Paul II’s teaching that every man is Jesus Christ don't know what they are missing. This information provides one of the keys to explaining what the entire Vatican II apostasy represents (i.e. the end-times Beast).
This is absolute blasphemy. Man is Not God.
I am an Orthodox Christian. If you are presenting the teaching of the Orthodox Church accurately (and from my very limited knowledge, it would appear that you are), then this seems to be damning.
Yes, we are presenting it accurately. You will find more videos in this file: https://vaticancatholic.com/eastern-orthodoxy/ 'Orthodoxy' is false, we say in charity. You need to become a traditional Catholic. Our material explains how to do that.
MHFM: This is an interesting and revealing development in Georgia.
Birth Control Condemned In Bible
disagree most vociferously!...& if you think God killed Onan because he practiced birth control you're completely delusional!
No, you are wrong. Even in the early Church it was understood that God killed Onan for birth control. Here's St. Augustine (4th century):
"Intercourse even with one's legitimate wife is unlawful and wicked where the conception of the offspring is prevented. Onan, the son of Juda, did this, and the Lord killed him for it."
The claim that God killed Onan for failing in his duty toward his brother is false, and it makes no sense because the punishment for that was not death but a slight humiliation (Deut. 25:7-10). Onan was killed, however, for a contraceptive act. It sounds like you are lashing out in order to justify a sin. The primary purpose of the marriage act is the procreation and education of children. When people take positive steps to avoid that, they sin. That's why the Catholic Church has correctly taught that contraception is a mortal sin.
Thanks for your work… now I know the real Truth thanks to you
Justice has been turned on its head.
“As I cited on Cortes & Pellegrino last night on Newsmax, a lot of news will likely break soon from the #ArizonaAudit.” -Steve Cortes, Newsmax
“Guess what: it's an undeniable fact now that the 2020 election was rigged in Arizona. Maricopa County officials deleted a directory full of election databases right before the election equipment was delivered to the audit. And now they deny they have the router passwords.” – Emerald Robinson, Newsmax White House Correspondent
Baptism vs. Eucharist
Do you also believe that unless an infant receives the Eucharist, he is lost, even if he is baptized? After all, Christ said, "Unless you eat My Flesh and drink My Blood, you have no life within you," and He repeated Himself concerning the Eucharist in the same manner as He did concerning Baptism. Therefore, if you deny that anyone can be saved without water baptism, you must also deny that anyone, even an infant, can be saved by Baptism apart from the Eucharist.
You need to see this video/article, in which we specifically address and refute that objection: Baptism (John 3:5) Vs. The Eucharist (John 6:53) In Regard To Necessity
MHFM: Another striking display of wickedness from the Vatican II Counter Church…
The dead end of protestantism, outside of the Church, no salvation.
He may be flat out wrong and in sin but he is still the Holly Pontifex. The Holly Church is sinfull, nontheless Holly. The Holly Spirit is the one who holds and supports the Church and its infidelity. Calling him "antipope" is, in itself, a grave sin. The Holy sacrament of the Order is irrevogable. Lets pray for our beloved Church, so that it does not fll in sin.
No, you are incorrect. The Catholic Church teaches that heretics lose membership in the Church and cannot hold office in the Church. See this video: Great Proof Texts For Sedevacantism. You have also confused the power of order with membership in the Church and jurisdiction. They are not the same. Once a priest, always a priest; but that doesn't apply to membership or authority in the Church. Further, Jorge Bergoglio is not even a valid priest, as our material explains.
This new gospel is a different gospel. This teaching of the Novus Ordo sect of non-proselytism goes against the Great Commission of the Church, to preach the good news to all creation; "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation." (Mark 16:15)
The state cannot dictate what religion its people follow.
Does the state have the duty to recognize Christ the King and the laws of God? Yes. Does it have the duty to outlaw evils such as abortion? Yes. Likewise, it should give a special status to the true religion (i.e. traditional Catholicism).
Pope Pius X: “That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error... Hence the Roman Pontiffs have never ceased, as circumstances required, to refute and condemn the doctrine of the separation of Church and State.” (Vehementer Nos #3, Feb. 11, 1906)
Hello, I’ve been watching your videos lately and I couldn’t help but resonate with them. I was raised in a Baptist Church that unfortunately taught faith alone. I was also baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I grew disillusioned due to most of the people my age claiming to be saved yet smoking weed doing fornication etc. The Deacons would just excuse it as “struggling with sin”… At First I was drawn to Steve Anderson but quit watching him after awhile. YouTube then recommended me one of your videos and that’s how I found out about you guys. My question is what process due I need to complete for salvation? Is my Baptism legit? I’m sorry for the long post but I thought it would help to get a little background. Thank you for your channel and all that you do God bless.
Hi MHFM, I recently reverted after 20 years astray and am now becoming aware of the great apostasy. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada…
St. Robert Bellarmine, De Justificatione, Book IV, Chap. 5: “… we teach that justified and Christian men are not free from the precepts of God and of the Church, and that the liberty which [Protestant] heretics preach is not Christian but profane liberty, and more properly a voluntary servitude of sin and of the Devil.”
I would like to thank you for your work to spread the truth in these final days. I have converted thanks to your material…
Great video!… I pray that Protestants will be guided by the Holy Spirit, and embrace Traditional Catholicism, which is True-Christianity.
MHFM: The New Testament associates ‘wonder’ (thauma) with the reaction to false apostles posing as apostles of Christ (2 Cor. 11:13-14; Apoc. 17:6). People ‘wonder’ at the end-times Beast and the Whore (Apoc. 17) precisely because the Beast is preaching the doctrine of the Antichrist under the appearance of the Church (i.e. a Counter Church). In other words, the Beast is preaching that man is Christ, that man is divine, a counterfeit Gospel, etc. but it is doing it UNDER THE APPEARANCE OF CATHOLICISM. So, what this video and our other videos about John Paul II and the Counter Church expose is precisely what the prophecy about the end-times Beast is about. It's the fulfillment of the prophecy. Also see Apocalypse Now In The Vatican.
Pope St. Pius X, E Supremi Apostolatus, Oct. 4, 1903: “While, on the other hand, and this according to the same apostle is the distinguishing mark of Antichrist, man has with infinite temerity put himself in the place of God."
Xavier Becerra is a hypocrite... He claims to believe that "Black Lives Matter", however he refuses to protect unborn black people in their mother's womb and women who are pregnant with black babies who die from "botched" surgical abortions and abortion pills.
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.
Your John 3:36 was from a Catholic translation. Here's what it says in the KJV: "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
Here’s what the Greek which St. John actually wrote says:
“ὁ πιστεύων εἰς τoν υἱoν ἔχει ζωήν αἰώνιον· ὁ δε ἀπειθῶν τῷ υἱῷ, οὐκ ὄψεται ζωήν, ἀλλ’ ἡ ὀργη τοῦ Θεοῦ μένει ἐπ’ αὐτόν.”
“He who believes in the Son has eternal life, and he who disobeys the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abides on him.”
Notice that St. John uses a participle of the verb πιστεύω in the first part of the verse, which says “he who believes” or “the one believing” (ὁ πιστεύων). However, in the second half of the verse, which is translated in our video as “he who disobeys” or “the one disobeying”, St. John uses a participle of a different verb. He uses “ὁ δε ἀπειθῶν”. ἀπειθῶν is a participle of ἀπειθέω.
ἀπειθέω is primarily defined as to refuse to obey, be uncompliant, disloyal, etc. In fact, in the King James Version, that verb ἀπειθέω is translated as ‘disobey’ or ‘disobedient’ in the following verses: Romans 2:8; Romans 10:21; 1 Peter 2:8; 1 Peter 3:1; 1 Peter 3:20; and 1 Peter 4:17.
If St. John had intended to repeat the exact same thought of believing in both parts of the verse, then he could have contrasted ὁ πιστεύων (the one believing) with ὁ ἀπιστέων (the one not believing). But he uses a different verb, ἀπειθέω, in the second half of the verse. This emphasizes that one must comply with and obey Jesus to be saved – a truth taught throughout the New Testament (Hebrews 5:9, etc.). So, the question is, what carries more authority: the words that St. John actually wrote or the words of Anglicans in 17th century England? For a Christian, the answer is obvious. It’s the former. But to a King James Only cultist, the answer is the latter. You should watch this video. It has a section refuting and exposing the absurd position of King James Onlyism.
Subject: Rainbow Significance in the End Times
I was wondering if the colors of the rainbow, which the LGBT community uses as its symbol, is a significant indication of the End Times? After the Flood, God made the rainbow a symbol of His covenant with Noah that He would never again destroy mankind by means of a flood. It seems to me that Satan is mocking God by saying, "remember you promised never to destroy mankind by means of a flood. So you will not destroy man because of the sin of sodomy." It's also worth noting that in the first verse of Genesis chapter 9, God told Noah to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The rainbow has been usurped by the gay community, with whom it is impossible to be fruitful and multiply.
MHFM: Yes, we believe so. It’s as if they are trying to shield themselves from destruction under the cover of the rainbow (the sign of the promise that God would never destroy the entire world again through a flood), when God says: Okay, I can just destroy the world in another way (e.g. by fire). Scripture specifically tells us that the end is associated with a destruction by fire.
2 Peter 3:7- "But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly."
The fact that the rainbow is being used in connection with a totally abominable movement and abominable activity that has gone mainstream and been embraced across the world (the ‘LGBTQ’ movement), activity for which God is known to destroy and eliminate through fire (e.g. Sodom and Gomorrah), is another indication of where we are in the End Times - that is, the time shortly before God will destroy and cleanse the Earth by fire.
Jude 1:6-7- "And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued strange flesh, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire."
I am 23 years… I really need your help and guidance for praying the rosary. I pray but it's not on daily basis but whenever I pray I find obstacles in prayers. I get different thoughts accompanied with it which really hurts me. Please help.
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MHFM: Are you committing mortal sin?
Yes. I have also tried to resist it but I fail. Please tell me how I can resist from committing mortal sin. I cannot confess my sins to priest here because all of them here are invalid. Please help me.
MHFM: Your struggle to pray is obviously connected to your commission of mortal sin. You are giving your soul to the Devil.
St. Bruno (c. 1070): “He has a demon within him who persists in any grave sin.”
You need to cut off the occasion of sin. Jesus provided the answer to your question here:
Jesus said: “If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.” (Matthew 5:29-30)
Thus, if it's your computer or your phone or your internet access or something else that’s the occasion of your sin, get rid of it. Cut it out of your life. Note: people should be able to use the aforementioned things without a problem, but those who are falling into mortal sin need to get rid of them or drastically change or restrict their use of them (if such things are in fact the occasion of their mortal sin). Mortal sins that are putting multitudes on the path to Hell, and destroying lives, include fornication, looking at pornography, masturbation, giving full consent to impure thoughts, etc. Removing the occasion of your sin from your life is something that you can do. If you don't do that, you will perish; for, given your current spiritual state, if you continue to put yourself in the occasion that has been connected to your sin you will fall.
Out of sight, out of mind, is a true statement.
Matthew 6:22-23- “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!"
If you get rid of what's providing the opportunity for that sin - if you get it out of your sight - you will think about it less frequently or perhaps soon not at all. As a consequence, you should be able to avoid the sin.
Also, you should be praying the Rosary each day and the Hail Mary frequently --- soon you should be praying 15 decades each day and the Hail Mary frequently. That's very important. Further, you should not go to confession until you have changed and you are resolved to not commit the sin anymore. One must have the firm purpose of amendment prior to going to confession.
Moreover, the next time you get into a hot shower, and it's too hot, and you quickly turn it down because you can't bear it, think about burning in a scorching lake of fire for all eternity. Think about how you will handle that, because that's where you are headed unless you change.
Revelation 21:8- “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
How to Pray the Rosary [PDF]
THE HAIL MARY PRAYER
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and the snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander now throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Contrary to what many assert, Pope Leo XIII does not call Mary 'Co-Redemptrix' in his encyclical Iucunda Semper Expectatione of 1894.
THE FALSE TRANSLATION OF IUCUNDA SEMPER EXPECTATIONE OF POPE LEO XIII
OBJECTION- In his Sept. 8, 1894, encyclical Iucunda Semper Expectatione, Pope Leo XIII stated:
Pope Leo XIII, Iucunda Semper Expectatione (#2), Sept. 8, 1894: “The recourse we have to Mary in prayer follows upon the office she continuously fills by the side of the throne of God as Mediatrix of Divine grace; being by worthiness and by merit most acceptable to Him, and, therefore, surpassing in power all the angels and saints in Heaven. Now, this merciful office of hers, perhaps, appears in no other form of prayer so manifestly as it does in the Rosary. For in the Rosary all the part that Mary took as our co-Redemptress comes to us, as it were, set forth, and in such wise as though the facts were even then taking place; and this with much profit to our piety, whether in the contemplation of the succeeding sacred mysteries, or in the prayers which we speak and repeat with the lips."
ANSWER- No, that is not what he said. The translation above, which is commonly cited, is a false translation. Here's the Latin of the passage:
LATIN: "Quod Mariae praesidium orando quaerimus, hoc sane, tamquam in fundamento, in munere nititur conciliandae nobis divinae gratiae, quo ipsa continenter fungitur apud Deum, dignitate et meritis acceptissima, longeque Caelitibus sanctis omnibus potentia antecellens. Hoc vero munus in nullo fortasse orandi modo tam patet expressum quam in Rosario: in quo partes quae fuerunt Virginis ad salutem hominum procurandam sic recurrunt, quasi praesenti effectu explicatae: id quod habet eximium pietatis emolumentum, sive sacris mysteriis contemplandum succedentibus, sive precibus ore pio iterandis…"
A proper translation of this is as follows:
"As for the assistance of Mary that we seek in prayer, that of course is based as though on its foundation on the office of procuring divine grace for us, (an office) which she herself continually performs before God, (being) by reason of (her) dignity and merits most acceptable (to Him), and far surpassing all the holy residents of Heaven in (her) power. Now this office is perhaps in no manner of prayer so patently expressed as in the Rosary: in which the parts that were of the Virgin for the procurement of men’s salvation recur in such a way as though unfolding with present effect: something that holds exceptional devotional benefit, whether through the sacred mysteries as they succeed each other for our contemplation or through the prayers to be repeated with devout lips..."
As this correct translation shows, Pope Leo XIII does not call Mary the 'Co-Redemptress' in this encyclical.
The dogmatic definitions below prove that the Catholic Church teaches that Jesus Christ alone is our Redeemer and that He alone redeemed us. Mary is thus not to be considered or called 'Co-Redemptrix'. For a full treatment of this matter, see this article: Mary is not the Co-Redeemer (Co-Redemptrix).
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Cantate Domino” 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes, and teaches that no one conceived of man and woman was ever freed of the domination of the Devil, except through the faith of the mediator between God and men, our Lord Jesus Christ; He who was conceived without sin, was born and died, ALONE BY HIS OWN DEATH LAID LOW THE ENEMY OF THE HUMAN RACE BY DESTROYING OUR SINS, and opened the entrance to the Kingdom of Heaven, which the first man by his own sin had lost…” (Denz. 711)
Pope Pius IV, Council of Trent, Sess. 25, On Invocation, Veneration and Relics of Saints, and on Sacred Images, ex cathedra: “… the saints, who reign with Christ, offer up their prayers to God for men; and that it is good and useful to invoke them suppliantly and, in order to obtain favors from God through His Son JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, WHO ALONE IS OUR REDEEMER and Savior… And they must also teach that images of Christ, the virgin mother of God and the other saints should be set up and kept… But if anyone should teach or maintain anything contrary to these decrees, let him be anathema.” (Denz. 984)
Catechism of the Council of Trent, Part III: The Decalogue – First Commandment – Thou Shalt not Have Strange Gods, etc. – Objections Answered: “True, there is but one Mediator, Christ the Lord, who alone has reconciled us to the heavenly Father through His blood, and who, having obtained eternal redemption, and having entered once into the holies, ceases not to intercede for us.”
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)
Poland, Heretical Sede Priests
I am from Poland and I'm professing the traditional integral catholic faith. I'm watching your videos and I'm reading your articles very often and I'm promoting your great work here in Poland.
I have three questions for you in connection with receiving sacraments from one priest.
We have one traditionally ordained priest in Poland, who celebrates the traditional latin mass exclusively. After he graduated from the SSPX seminary he then was ordained by the SSPX bishop. He left the SSPX voluntarily because he is sedevacantist and he claims that it was very uncomfortable for him to be privately sedevacantist and act in a non-sedevacantist community, although he knew that the SSPX has a number of priests who are privately sedevacantists.
After he left the SSPX he - if I'm correct – received conditional baptism and conditional confirmation from sedevacantist bishop Olivarec. He was probably also conditionally ordained by this bishop.
This priest celebrates mass in his own apartment and has nothing to do with the SSPX anymore.
The problem is that I asked him in private conversation if he believes in baptism of desire, baptism of blood and salvation of non-catholics through invincible ignorance. Then he answered that he never examined those issues closer from theological standpoint but… also said that baptism of desire and salvation through invincible ignorance in exceptional cases because of God’s mercy also seems to be in accordance with catholic teaching.
… This priest cooperates with bishop Donald Sanborn, for example bishop Sanborn was his guest when he arrived from the US to eastern and central-eastern Europe.
I received communion from this priest twice in this year… Summarizing, he is a traditionally ordained priest who celebrates traditional latin mass and he is commonly known in Poland for his sedevacantist position but he privately claims (as far as I know - only privately) – although he said he never examined those issues closer – that BOD, BOB and salvation through invincible ignorance in exceptional cases are rather in conformity with Church's teaching. I have questions for you in connection with this case:
1) Can I receive communion from this priest?
2) Am I allowed to be married by this priest?
3) Can I help him materially?
Please, answer me as fast as you can because this problem is crucial for my salvation and also for the salvation of many other Poles.
Yours sincerely, Daniel
MHFM: We’re glad that you are promoting the material. The answer to your questions would be ‘no’ to all three. The priest you mention is in heresy, and he’s associated with the imposing heretic Sanborn. So, you should not receive Communion from him; no one should be married in front of him; and of course you should not help him materially at all. (There are certain sacraments one may receive from certain undeclared heretics who claim to be Catholic, but one must not receive sacraments from a heretical priest who imposes his heresy upon you. The principles on this matter are covered in our Where To Receive Sacraments file.) Even though Sanborn holds some true positions, he is sadly a heretic and an imposing one. To this day, Sanborn actually condemns adherence to the Church’s dogmatic teaching on water baptism – the position repeated in all papal encyclicals on the issue – as “mortally sinful”! That is truly outrageous, heretical, and disgusting. He is a total heretic who condemns the words and teaching of Jesus Christ, the popes, and the councils as “mortally sinful”.
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 Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi (# 22), June 29, 1943, addressed to the universal Church: “Actually only those are to be included as members of the Church who have received the laver of regeneration and profess the true faith…”
Notice that Pius XII officially teaches that if you have not received water baptism, you cannot be considered a member of the Catholic Church. That’s the exact same doctrine that we find in the infallible teaching of the councils. We see it repeated in the official teaching of the Magisterium after Trent and Vatican I. We don’t find baptism of desire or blood.
Pope Pius XII Mediator Dei (#47), Nov. 20, 1947, addressed to the universal Church, referring to the Sacrament of Baptism: “… the washing of baptism distinguishes and separates all Christians [christianos omnes] from the rest whom this stream of atonement has not washed and who are not members of Christ…”
Pius XII specifically teaches that the Sacrament of Baptism distinguishes and separates all Christians (christianos omnes) from the rest. It distinguishes the baptized from non-Christians in the same way that the priest is distinguished from the rest of the faithful by the reception of the Sacrament of Order. According to the Magisterium, you cannot be a Christian without the Sacrament of Baptism; and only Christians are saved, as the Church dogmatically teaches. Hence, the exact same doctrine that we find in the infallible teaching of the councils is repeated here, in the official teaching of the Magisterium after Trent and Vatican I. We don’t find baptism of desire or blood. This is the position that heretical sedevacantist priests not only reject, but call mortally sinful.
Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas (#15), Dec. 11, 1925, addressed to the universal Church, concerning entrance into the Kingdom of God: “Which Kingdom indeed is set forth in the Gospels as one into which men prepare to enter by doing penance but are unable to enter except through faith and baptism, which, although it is an external rite, nevertheless signifies and effects an interior regeneration.”
Sanborn also adheres to the utterly modernist denial of the salvation dogma that was rampant in the years before Vatican II. He is a modernist, but he doesn’t even realize it. Heretics like Sanborn and the priest you mention actually profess the heresy that pagans, Jews, Muslims, etc. can be saved without the Catholic faith, if such pagans, Jews, Muslims, etc. believe that God exists and is a rewarder. That is the opposite of the Church’s profession at the Council of Florence, etc. People who cling to such a position are not real Catholics. They would even apply their heresy to Jews, Muslims, etc. who reject Christ! Sanborn told someone we know that a rabbi who rejects Christ can be saved. In this video you can see the absolute proof and documentation that Sanborn and similar priests hold that pagans, idolaters, Jews, etc. can be saved without the Catholic faith. They do not profess the Church’s teaching on salvation. They are not real Catholics.
We hope that you can give some of the information we have published on the salvation issue to the priest you mentioned, so that he can look at it and hopefully change his position.
The truth is that almost all the priests, sedevacantist or otherwise, do not profess the Catholic faith on salvation. Some people are deceived by those priests because they are ‘traditional’ in numerous ways and they reject Vatican II. But that’s not good enough to be a Catholic. To be a Catholic you can’t just be liturgically traditional, accept some teachings of the Church, and reject the Vatican II sect. No, you must profess the Catholic faith whole and entire. You must profess all of the dogmas of the faith, including the Church’s teaching on salvation. (Sanborn also accepts and promotes the sinful birth control method of NFP.)
Since the aforementioned priests and groups do not adhere to the Church’s dogmatic teaching on salvation, they are, in a real way, comparable to the schismatic ‘Orthodox’. The ‘Orthodox’ accept some elements of Catholic Tradition, but they don’t have the true faith because they dissent from various teachings of the Church. Even though the priests you mentioned accept more elements of the Catholic faith, they are still not real Catholics, as they dissent from the Church's dogma, and God's revelation, on salvation. They are actually a deception. To be Catholic you must profess belief in all Catholic dogmas. To dissent from even one destroys faith and one’s relationship with God. In fact, almost 100% of the people who attend the chapels of such priests agree with or accept the heresy that Jews who reject Christ can be saved. They don’t have the true faith, and they don’t please God. They are fake ‘Catholics’. In fact, we recently corresponded with another such heretic, who shares the position of the aforementioned priests. She pretended to be a traditional Catholic and claimed to be a sedevacantist. However, when asked about Fr. Denis Fahey’s heretical statement that Jews who reject Christ can be in the state of grace, she responded by arguing that it’s not contrary to the teaching of the Council of Florence! Such a person is a liar, a heretic, and a false ‘Catholic’ devoid of the true faith of Jesus Christ. A person like that cannot please God and is on the road to Hell. That’s the case with the heretical priests you mention and those who cling to their positions.
That’s why this battle for the faith in the end-times is not just about rejecting the Vatican II sect, the end-times Counter Church, and an obvious apostate like Francis. No, it’s also about the entire Catholic faith, and in a special way the Church’s dogmatic teaching on the necessity of the Catholic faith and Baptism. The pathetic and wicked apostates of the CMRI are a prime example of how priests of the aforementioned groups have no faith. They all believe that Jews, Muslims, etc., even those who reject Christ, can be saved. They reject the Church's necessity and they are not remotely true believers, as the following information sent to us by a reader further illustrates. Those who support or follow such unbelievers will be condemned.
The email from Steven really touched my heart. It’s sad when dying family members turn a deaf ear to the truth regarding the state of their souls.
It’s the same with my family. Most are Protestant. They refuse to believe there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church…
I once discussed this with a CMRI priest and to my utter shock he told me he does not evangelize outside of his church family. If he encounters someone who is not Catholic he prays for them, but says nothing about the need to convert to the True Faith... As for Mother Teresa, two CMRI priests made known to me the need to pray for the repose of her soul. Just plain bad will...
Your web-site has been a blessing.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!.
Mother Teresa said that she loved all religions. So, they believe that one can love idolatry, love the rejection of Christ, love false ecumenism, etc. and go to Heaven. That’s diabolical. Someone who believes that does not have a faith that can please God. Since he doesn't believe that the Catholic faith is necessary, it's also not a surprise that the CMRI priest doesn't evangelize outside of his “church family”. Their heresy corrupts everything about their spiritual lives. The faithlessness of the aforementioned priests and groups is also reflected in the fact that many of them, if not almost all of them, don't believe we are in the last days, despite the overwhelming evidence and the significance of the current crisis. Apparently they think we could have another 100 or 200 years of antipopes! They are truly blind and faithless individuals. Here are some important materials on the matter of the Church's teaching on salvation and Baptism, which is so frequently denied in these last days:
The Best Argument Against “Baptism of Desire” (article & video)
Pope Clement V, The Council of Vienne, 1311-1312: “Besides, only 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 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. 2 on the Sacrament of Baptism, Sess. 7, 1547: “Si quis dixerit, aquam veram et naturalem non esse de necessitate baptismi, atque ideo verba illa Domini nostri Iesu Christi: ‘Nisi quis renatus fuerit ex aqua et Spiritu Sancto’ [Io 3, 5] ad metaphoram aliquam detorserit: A.S.”
“If anyone should say that real and natural water is not necessary for baptism, and on that account should distort those words of Our Lord Jesus Christ: ‘Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit’ [John 3:5], into some metaphor: let him be anathema.”
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.”
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…”
Pope Paul III, Sublimus Deus, 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.”
Council of Trent, Sess. 6, Chap. 3: “But though He died for all, yet all do not receive the benefit of His death, but those only to whom the merit of His passion is communicated; because as truly as men would not be born unjust, if they were not born through propagation of the seed of Adam, since by that propagation they contract through him, when they are conceived, injustice as their own, SO UNLESS THEY WERE BORN AGAIN IN CHRIST THEY WOULD NEVER BE JUSTIFIED, since by that new birth through the merit of His passion the grace by which they become just is bestowed upon them.”
Heretics who write on this matter often ignore the dogma that one must have THE CATHOLIC FAITH to be saved. Remember, the Church doesn’t merely declare that one must be inside the Church 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. They also avoid the related dogma that one must be “born again in Christ” to be saved, for it’s absurd to argue that a person who is still a pagan or a Jew has been “born again in Christ”. They thus prefer the language that one must merely have ‘supernatural faith’ to be saved.
‘TRADITIONAL’ AND SEDEVACANTIST PRIESTS EMPHASIZE ‘SUPERNATURAL’ FAITH AND DENY CATHOLIC DOGMA ON THE NECESSITY OF ‘CATHOLIC’ FAITH
On this point it’s very interesting to consider the comments of sedevacantist priests Anthony Cekada and Donald Sanborn. In a theological discussion some months ago, they were asked whether an atheist can be saved. The person who posed the question pointed out that their view on ‘baptism of desire’, ignorance, salvation, etc., according to some critics, requires them to believe that an atheist can be saved. Sanborn, with Cekada agreeing, objected. He asserted that an atheist cannot be saved because one must have ‘supernatural faith’ to be saved, and ‘supernatural faith’ absolutely requires, at the bare minimum, belief in God and that He’s a rewarder. Sanborn emphasized that belief in those two dogmas (the existence of God and that He’s a rewarder) is what’s absolutely necessary for salvation, for without such belief an act of faith cannot be made.
So, according to them, the requirement to have ‘supernatural’ faith (a belief that God exists and that He is a rewarder) would exclude an atheist. But notice what such an assertion reveals. It reveals that their position does not exclude Jews, Muslims and many others from salvation: for Jews, Muslims and many other non-Catholics claim to believe that God exists and that He’s a rewarder.
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 faith Jesus Christ came to reveal (the ‘Catholic’ or ‘universal’ Christian faith) is not merely a belief that 1) God exists and 2) that He’s a rewarder. No, those truths were known in the Old Testament. The Catholic faith, which the Lord Jesus Christ came to reveal, of course includes those truths (Hebrews 11:6). But it also includes, in terms of its simplest components, a belief in Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity. If someone who wishes to be saved doesn’t know Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity, he cannot have the Catholic faith. That’s made clear in the dogmatic Athanasian Creed.
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…”
As we can see, the dogmatic teaching of the Church is not, as Sanborn, Cekada and countless other heretics teach, that one must simply believe that God exists and that He’s a rewarder. No, a person who wishes to be saved must know Jesus Christ and believe in the Holy Trinity in order to have the Catholic faith and be saved.
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.”
They deny that dogma. They are modernists. (In fact, both of those men still actually condemn adherence to the Church’s dogmatic teaching, that no one can be saved without the Sacrament of Baptism, as “mortally sinful”. That’s a further illustration of their heretical audacity. The fact that the Catholic Church dogmatically teaches that no one is saved without rebirth of water and the Spirit in the Sacrament of Baptism is proven by the words of Jesus Christ, the Council of Florence, and numerous other things.)
The truth is that the Catholic faith (true, supernatural, saving faith in Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity) is actually only received at Baptism, as the Church has always taught. That’s how one is saved “through the faith.” That’s why no one can be saved without Baptism.
Pope St. Damasus I, Council of Rome, 382, Canon 24:
“Haec ergo est salus christianorum, ut credentes Trinitati, id est Patri et Fllio et Spiritui Sancto,(et) baptizati in ea, veram solam unam divinitatem et potentiam, maiestatem et substantiam eiusdem esse sine dubio credamus.
“This then is the salvation of Christians, that believing in the Trinity, that is, in the Father, and in the Son, and in the Holy Spirit, and baptized in it, we believe without doubt that there is only one true divinity and power, majesty and substance of the same.” (Denz. 82)
Colossians 2:12- “… having been buried with him in baptism, by which you were also raised with him through the faith [διὰ τῆς πίστεως]…”
Galatians 3:26-27- “For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through the faith [διὰ τῆς πίστεως]. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
Furthermore, in Van Noort's heretical book it is taught that a man could love God with “his whole heart”, and want to do everything required for salvation, and still be left in ignorance of Christ. The notion that God would leave such a person in ignorance of Christ and the essential truths of the Catholic faith is contrary to the explicit teaching of Jesus Christ, as well as the position of the fathers and doctors of the Church:
John 10:14: “I am the good shepherd, and I know mine, and mine know me.”
John 10:16: “And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.”
John 18:37: “Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice.”
[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.”
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... 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.