Monday, May 13, 2013

“The Useless Confession”

We constantly hear from Protestants: “I confess directly to God. He hears my confession. I don’t need to confess to a priest to have my sins forgiven.”

God may hear your direct confession, but does He accept it? Is your confession in line with what He commands in Scripture—or does your confession lack merit with God because you fail to adhere to His Words? Here’s what St Augustine had to say about confessing to a priest:

“Let no man say within himself: ‘I repent in secret to the Lord. God, who has power to pardon me, knows the inmost sentiments of my heart.’ Was there, then, no reason for saying ‘whatsoever you loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.’ [Mt. 18:18]. No reason why the keys were given to the Church of God?” (Lib.1 Hom. 49.)

God does not play games. He says what He means and means what He says.

It’s true that only God can forgive sins (on his own authority). But God has delegated that authority to priests in Matthew 18:18 as shown by St. Augustine above. When a priest with faculties to absolve sin (Novus Ordo priests ordained since 1969 do not have the faculties to absolve sin. They are not ordained in the true Catholic Church) says the words of absolution during confession, he forgives the penitent’s sins by the power and authority of Christ conferred to that priest through Holy Orders and by the power of God’s words in Matthew 18:18.

Does this not come right back to the teaching of the true Catholic Church?

Outside The Catholic Church There Is No Salvation”

Pray the Rosary, wear the Brown Scapular, and pray for the conversion of these misled Protestants.

Monday, May 6, 2013

“The Hijacked Catholic Mass”

The heresiarch Martin Luther said:

“When the Mass is destroyed, the papacy will topple.”

Take away the Mass and you take away the Church. Take away the Pope and you take away the Mass AND the Church.

 “Pope” Paul VI’s suggestion that “The smoke of Satan entered the Church” was a flagrant misnomer. By no stretch of imagination can the Church demolish itself. It wasn’t the Church—the indefectible Catholic Church, “the holy and immaculate spouse of Christ—without wrinkle or blemish”, it was the bogus Novus Ordo Missae (New Order of the Mass) promulgated by Paul VI in April 1969.

The New Mass was a reconstruction of the entire Mass with radical changes.  Most severely, was the meddling with the form for the wine-consecration by the deletion of the words “the mystery of faith,” which were moved outside the consecration form to serve as an introduction to an inappropriate acclamation by the people.    

The VALID form, taken from the words of Jesus Himself, is:

“This is My body, This is the chalice of My blood, of the New and Eternal Testament, the Mystery of faith, which shall be shed for you and MANY unto the forgiveness of sins.

The INVALID form, taken by putting words into Our Lord’s mouth is:

“This is my body. This is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant—the mystery of faith. This blood is to be shed for you and for ALL men so that sins may be forgiven.”  

There is no evidence—either in Holy Scripture or in the Traditions handed down—that Our Lord said this. To use that bogus phrase is a clear FORGERY.

The power of the form of this Sacrament (Holy Eucharist) is derived exclusively from the fact that the words spoken by the priest are the exact words of Our Lord.

In (De Sacram. iv) St Ambrose makes it clear: “The consecration is accomplished by the words and expressions of the Lord Jesus…(W)hen the time comes for perfecting the sacrament, the priest uses no longer his words, but the WORDS OF CHRIST.” (Summa Th., III, Q.78, Art.1)

No one, not even a pope, can change the words that Jesus Christ decreed to be preserved for this or any other sacrament.

“…the Church has no power over the substance of the sacraments, that is, over those things which, with the sources of divine revelation as witnesses, Christ the lord Himself decreed to be preserved in a sacramental sign…” (Pope Pius XII, Sacramentum Odinis [#1], November 30, 1947)

The Novus Ordo Mass is invalid, since it does not signify the grace it’s supposed to effect. It’s an abomination, which misrepresents the words of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Validly ordained priests, even if heretical or schismatic, may consecrate most sacraments validly, but such would be illicitly consecrated. A priest that is heretical or a schismatic sins mortally ever time he confect the Sacrament of the Eucharist. (For purposes of this article only the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist is discussed). Also, everyone that knowingly approach a heretical or schismatic priest for this sacrament, receives it illicitly and sins mortally every time they receive this sacrament (unless excused by ignorance).

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol.13; “Sacraments” (1912):

The care of all those rites has been given to the Church of Christ. Heretical or schismatic ministers can administer the sacraments validly if they have valid Orders, but their ministrations are sinful (see Billot, op. cit., thesis 16). Good faith would excuse the recipients from sin [provided they had no prior knowledge that the priest was a heretic that they approached or that it was wrong to approach him].”

So if your position is the true Catholic position: namely, that one shouldn’t approach a heretic for the Eucharist or other sacraments, then, it’s imperative to also hold the position that one cannot approach any heretical priest for the sacraments that are known to be heretical. One cannot pick and choose what heretics to go to. ALL heretics are outside the Church. Therefore, ALL must be avoided.

Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (#9), June 29, 1896.

“…he who dissents even in one point from divinely revealed truth absolutely rejects ALL faith.”

Pray the Rosary, wear the Brown Scapular, and pray for the conversion of heretical priests.