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Offline St Paul

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Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2019, 11:27:43 PM »
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  • https://akacatholic.com/fr-ripperger-defender-of-tradition-or-company-man/

    Louie has provided these updates to his original story:

    UPDATE: A kind reader has pointed out that the sermon in question, although receiving renewed attention today and just recently uploaded to Youtube (linked above), was initially published back in August of 2009 when Pope Benedict XVI was still pope.

    UPDATE: This same kind reader has also pointed out:

    Fr. Ripperger is no longer with the FSSP and hasn’t been for a few years. He has started his own Society of exorcists under the title of Our Lady of Sorrows (www.dolorans.org.) at the request of the former bishop of Tulsa, OK (who’s liberal successor subsequently banished his order as well as an order of nuns who evangelized the Jews). The bishop of Denver invited his order to Denver where is currently operates.
    Correct.
    But just try to get to fr. Ripperger.  I tried, and was told by the dorans website to go through my local NO parish for evaluation and try to transfer to fr. Ripperger.

    Huge let down.  Very sad.

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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #16 on: April 04, 2019, 03:46:06 AM »
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  • Fr. Ripperger is an excellent Priest and an authorized Exorcist who knows by experience the demonic realities he preaches against. Good independent Priests who desire their exorcisms to be more efficacious should consider seeking faculties from Rome or the local Bishop. It is always preferable to exercise habitual jurisdiction. I bought Father's excellent book many years ago, called Deliverance Prayers, very well worth buying and praying. Fr. Ripperger also exhorts both those whom he has exorcized, as well as all Catholics generally, to practice devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows, very useful and powerful against the enemy: https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/devotion-to-our-lady-of-sorrows-by-fr-ripperger/ The Blessed Mother had promised, "5) “I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.” and Father often makes reference to this in his books and sermons. I highly recommend Deliverance Prayers to all, it's a great book. 

    Sample review of that book from Amazon: "Highly recommended book for families struggling with generational spiritual problems, as Father gives a good explanation of the devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows in the introduction. She can give graces to reveal the roots to these problems, since Her Heart was pierced so that ours would be exposed. I also love the litanies and devotional prayer section which includes prayers to St. Michael, Our Lady, the Precious Blood devotion, etc. These are becoming a daily part of my prayer life, along with the Breastplate of St. Patrick prayer. I am so thankful the prayers are in English with the Latin beside them, the holy official prayer language of the Church. With this book I have had more graces to partake of the Sacrament of Confession and grow closer to the Sacred Heart of Christ."
    Do make Acts of Consecration to the Twin Hearts, Spiritual Offerings of the Precious Blood of Jesus in Union with the Holy Mass, like in St. Gertrude's Chaplet, along with Spiritual Communions at least every hour. The Saints say Spiritual Communions are a way to quickly advance to Union with God.


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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #17 on: April 04, 2019, 10:26:53 AM »
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  • Fr. Ripperger is an excellent Priest and an authorized Exorcist who knows by experience the demonic realities he preaches against. Good independent Priests who desire their exorcisms to be more efficacious should consider seeking faculties from Rome or the local Bishop. It is always preferable to exercise habitual jurisdiction. I bought Father's excellent book many years ago, called Deliverance Prayers, very well worth buying and praying. Fr. Ripperger also exhorts both those whom he has exorcized, as well as all Catholics generally, to practice devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows, very useful and powerful against the enemy: https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/devotion-to-our-lady-of-sorrows-by-fr-ripperger/ The Blessed Mother had promised, "5) “I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.” and Father often makes reference to this in his books and sermons. I highly recommend Deliverance Prayers to all, it's a great book.

    Sample review of that book from Amazon: "Highly recommended book for families struggling with generational spiritual problems, as Father gives a good explanation of the devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows in the introduction. She can give graces to reveal the roots to these problems, since Her Heart was pierced so that ours would be exposed. I also love the litanies and devotional prayer section which includes prayers to St. Michael, Our Lady, the Precious Blood devotion, etc. These are becoming a daily part of my prayer life, along with the Breastplate of St. Patrick prayer. I am so thankful the prayers are in English with the Latin beside them, the holy official prayer language of the Church. With this book I have had more graces to partake of the Sacrament of Confession and grow closer to the Sacred Heart of Christ."
    Here is the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/154105671X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=154105671X&linkCode=as2&tag=httpwwwchanco-20

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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #18 on: April 04, 2019, 10:35:33 AM »
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  • Good independent Priests who desire their exorcisms to be more efficacious should consider seeking faculties from Rome or the local Bishop. It is always preferable to exercise habitual jurisdiction. 

    :facepalm: ... God and the Church supply jurisdiction in this crisis due to the breakdown of the Conciliar "hierarchy".

    So, XavierSem, did you consider SSPX confessions and marriages invalid before Francis explicitly granted jurisdiction for them?

    You also ran away from the other thread, where you cited an exorcism that "Econe was on the right path", claiming that the statements were undeniably true, but then ignored the parts of the same exorcism where the demon declared that John Paul II was not the pope.


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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #19 on: April 04, 2019, 08:03:22 PM »
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  • :facepalm: ... God and the Church supply jurisdiction in this crisis due to the breakdown of the Conciliar "hierarchy".

    So, XavierSem, did you consider SSPX confessions and marriages invalid before Francis explicitly granted jurisdiction for them?

    You also ran away from the other thread, where you cited an exorcism that "Econe was on the right path", claiming that the statements were undeniably true, but then ignored the parts of the same exorcism where the demon declared that John Paul II was not the pope.
    So let me get this straight: you are further solidifying the sedevacantist position by the acclamation of a demon? 


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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #20 on: July 11, 2019, 11:51:50 AM »
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    So let me get this straight: you are further solidifying the sedevacantist position by the acclamation of a demon? 

    It is known that the damned and demons have been compelled by God to speak the truth in order for souls on earth to learn from fatal errors of the damned. The truth being spoken is not an act of charity by the damned and demons, rather they're being compelled by God to speak it.

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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #21 on: July 11, 2019, 01:41:39 PM »
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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #22 on: July 11, 2019, 02:25:16 PM »
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  • Here is an excellent idea for families with demons flying around them.

    Stop breaking the 6th and 9th commandments.

    There fixed your problems. And on top of it you don't need to visit exorcists with questionable ideas about the condition of the Church.


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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #23 on: July 11, 2019, 02:33:09 PM »
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  • :facepalm: ... God and the Church supply jurisdiction in this crisis due to the breakdown of the Conciliar "hierarchy".

    So, XavierSem, did you consider SSPX confessions and marriages invalid before Francis explicitly granted jurisdiction for them?

    You also ran away from the other thread, where you cited an exorcism that "Econe was on the right path", claiming that the statements were undeniably true, but then ignored the parts of the same exorcism where the demon declared that John Paul II was not the pope.

    Where? I know of no such quote that JPII was not the pope.

    The exorcisms were done in the mid 70's. JPII became pope in 1978. Doesn't jive.

    Urban legend?

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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #24 on: July 12, 2019, 06:39:28 PM »
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  • It is known that the damned and demons have been compelled by God to speak the truth in order for souls on earth to learn from fatal errors of the damned. The truth being spoken is not an act of charity by the damned and demons, rather they're being compelled by God to speak it.
     words of a real exorcist
         it is worth remembering the words of a great exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, concerning "revelations" during rituals: "The devil's answers must be examined”. Sometimes the Lord imposes on the devil to tell the truth to prove that Satan has been defeated by Christ and is obliged to obey the followers of Christ who are acting in his name. Often the devil expressly states that he is forced to speak, and does whatever he can to avoid doing so. Woe, however, to the exorcist if he loses himself behind curious questions (which the ritual expressly forbids) or if he lets himself be led into a discussion with the devil! As he is a master of lies."
    https://www.lastampa.it/vatican-insider/en/2017/06/15/news/the-secret-doctrine-of-the-heralds-correa-encourages-the-death-of-the-pope-1.34582959
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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 11:24:26 AM »
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  • A couple of things:

    First, yes, as someone said here, and this would apply to all priests: It's important to look at the dates of some sermons.  Trad priests sometimes become more decidedly firm with regard to the conciliar church versus Tradition, and a sermon a priest gave 10 years ago will reflect a very different perspective from a more recent distaste for compromise he has reached after a time period.

    Second, Fr. R has been with the OLOS apostolate for some time now.  He's no longer with the FSSP.

    Third, no single priest -- even when he belongs to a particular trad apostolate  -- can be assumed to embody the majority of viewpoints in that group, let alone the entirety of viewpoints.  I have been listening for many weeks now to a priest who is still with the FSSP.  He is markedly different from Fr. R, although I have a lot of respect for Fr. R.  This other priest concentrates more, much more, on trad spirituality, even though he has given many talks on doctrine as well.  By contrast, Fr. R is much more head-trippy (and I don't mean about exorcism -- there he is quite concrete and not intellectual).  But overall, Fr R concentrates on theology and modern society.  This other priest emphasizes traditional spirituality but is very much on fire with his conviction that God will purge the Church spiritually and that among her current leaders number a whole huge bunch of "heretics, apostates, and sodomites."  

    He also has a different viewpoint on The Final (General) Judgment than Fr. R. has.  Fr. R insists that all of our sins will be exposed to the entire globe, and that "we will have to answer for every infraction" to every person and to the entire Heavenly Court (including for previously disclosed, forgiven sins).  The other priest says that, among the Elect who remain at the Judgment, their sins will not be disclosed but will be sheltered from the knowledge of others, whereas the sins of the damned will be made public.  In light of my own traditional education, the second priest's statement conforms more to Catholic dogma and spirituality.

    With regard to Fr. R's viewpoint on "all trads,"  "most trads," "trads as a group," etc., he is hands-down wrong.  It's the one area in which I disagree with him the most.  I've heard this same claim from some lay people as well:  "You know, I've been around."  Well, sir or ma'am, if you haven't become deeply acquainted with every trad parish and every trad apostolate in --let's just say the United States, then you are in no position to make such statements as "trads have a real problem with anger. "   SOME, even many, trads have a real problem with anger, but particularly if they make no attempt to convert their anger to individual spiritual zeal for their own conversion.  I could go on, but I think you can get the picture with just this one snippet.  He generalizes a whole bunch about the spiritual state of the trad soul, shall we say, but he rarely even comes to my State and I'm almost positive he has never visited our parish. We are very much NOT a bunch of angry people.

    Fr. R sees extremes, and from those extremes generalizes unjustly and inaccurately.  It is also the nature of his ministry that he literally pops in and out of locations.  He does not have a parish that I'm aware of, but I'm open to correction from anyone here.  He does MISSIONS.  That means, pop in and pop out. He has a schedule, which is viewable on that OLOS website.  My own trad priest is quite familiar with Fr. R's sermons, I think, because I've discussed them in spiritual direction with my priest.  But my own priest is much, much more focused on spirituality than Fr. R is, who --again-- has three foci:  exorcism (first), doctrine, and the state of modern society.  He does speak about spirituality but not to the degree that some trad priests do (who also have sermons online), and definitely not in the style of other priests.


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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 03:18:02 PM »
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  • Mmagdala,

    Thank youf for your good and interesting post. May I ask who the priest from the FSSP is to whom you refer? And where can I listen to his talks or sermons?

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    Second, Fr. R has been with the OLOS apostolate for some time now.  He's no longer with the FSSP.

    Oh really!?  i didn't now that.  He's now with Our Lady of something or other, you say.  I get lost sometimes in a sea of CI acronyms.  Can't keep them straight.  Would you describe Fr. R. as just another, in a growing number of rogue traditional priests? When I read someone like xavier sem declaring that Fr. R. is an excellent priest, my immediate response is "Uh-oh!"

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    Although he has given LOTS of conferences on Spiritual Warfare, this one is my favorite because it combines several of them more neatly and because it contains some remarks not in the series of spiritual warfare sermons.  Also, there's something about seeing him at the pulpit that is more engaging.  Some sermons are actually part of taped missions, so those you also see the movement, but most of his recorded sermons on YouTube just show static images and no live footage of him.
    I do respect him, but particularly as an exorcist, and I have learned an awful lot about the power of the devil in my life merely from listening to his accounts about how pervasive and everyday the influence of demons can be.  However, overall, he is not my favorite priest-speaker.  I prefer the ones with a deep and sensitive spirituality.  Fr R is more comfortable talking about doctrine (esp. Thomas) and about spiritual warfare, including cosmic spiritual warfare.  Also, as has been noted here or on another thread, he has a distorted perspective on trads, limited to his own travels and his brief stays in those locations.

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    Re: Fr. Ripperger: Defender of tradition or company man?
    « Reply #29 on: Today at 02:46:52 AM »
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  • Mmagdala,

    Thank youf for your good and interesting post. May I ask who the priest from the FSSP is to whom you refer? And where can I listen to his talks or sermons?
    Yes.  Here they are.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnb8xV4MiSnONIcsOEfHkPZm-oTkfWKnF
    I have listened to very many of his sermons.  In some of them, he can barely make it through without losing his composure.  You'll hear him pause for a long time at certain parts of a few sermons; he's regaining his composure at those points, having become pretty emotional.
    You know how YouTube is:  you won't necessarily see everything in the category on the first page.  For example, he has given 16 talks in a series about End Times, called Our Lady of Revelation. He gets really angry about the prelates in the Church.  Either in that series or a separate talk, he calls Cardinal Mueller "a shameful liar" or something like that.
    He does a beautiful job on Spiritual Wounds, but for that matter, Fr. Ripperger also does a good job on spiritual wounds, and I think both of them have more than one conference on the subject.  It's just that Fr. Wolfe is more moving, at least to me.  One of Fr. Wolfe's prayers, which he made up spontaneously during a talk on woundedness (I think the talk is called "The Purpose of Suffering"), I copied down and have obediently prayed it, as he suggested, right before HC.
    I think that maybe SV'ists will not be 100% behind him because I think he disapproves of the SV thesis and movement, but then so does Fr. R.
    Also, know that when he means sodomy, he expresses it in one of two ways:  "Perversion" or "The San Francisco lifestyle."

     

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