Dear Catholic Friend,
We are all experiencing a transformation of the Catholic Church from the Mystical Body of Our Lord Jesus to a new church repurposed and appropriated by impostors. This is to share advice with you about pitfalls to avoid in reacting to the current situation. A necessary response is that we avoid blaming any Pope or showing animosity toward them. Enmity with them is more useful to the devil than to God. My experience is that this interferes with us keeping the Holy Spirit, as happened to Martin Luther, and deflects to them energy that should be directed at the real enemies. So I make a plea to you. If you have been showing your love for the Catholic Church and concern for her dismantling by resorting to disparaging or hateful comments about recent Popes, please make an effort to be dispassionate. The spiritual advantages will be great for you and for the Church. Our Lord Jesus will reward you for it.
Be aware that pharisaism and scapegoating are emerging as major forces in the Catholic Church to fulfill the devil's goals. They are options he wants to give apostates and traitors to serve him. With these Catholics could make excuses to do evil and could blame the leadership for their own cowardice in giving in to the enemies, the invisible impostors, the devil's representatives in the Church. These Catholics plan to claim they were simply following Vatican II or a given Pope. The pharisaism and scapegoating are clever devices of the devil for Catholics themselves to participate in the destruction of the plan of salvation. The devil wants to make each of us an accuser and an obstacle to salvation for everyone else. Imagine what a powerful obstacle to their salvation the people of God become if we are the accusers of our own leaders! Each Catholic should acknowledge the duty to God and to their leaders to avoid that evil. Avoid making Popes guilty by association. Do not, as the media tends to do, connect one Pope to another's mistakes and make chains between them. Zeal for souls should make us look at every gain for the devil as a loss for our Lord Jesus. He never empowered us to get in the way of anyone's access to Heaven. Catholics nowadays seem endowed with that power by the devil. Only God knows the conscience of each Pope and He is the Only Judge. This is the right application of our Lord's instructions about judging compared with present day distortions. These words of Popes in recent decades prove that to varying extent they recognized or protested the arrival of the enemies in the Catholic Church.
Eugenio Pacelli who was to become Pope Pius XII expressed this about the Catholic Church (1):
“I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to the little Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith: in her liturgy, her theology and her soul. I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Holy Sanctuary, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject her ornaments and make her feel remorse for her historical past. …
A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, ‘Where have they taken Him?'”
Pope Paul VI had this to say about what was coming to the Catholic Church (2):
“The conciliar Church, it is true, has also been much concerned with man, with man as he really is today, with living man, with man totally taken up with himself, with man who not only makes himself the center of his own interests, but who dares to claim that he is the end and aim of all existence. "
“Secular, profane, humanism has finally revealed itself in its terrible shape and has, in a certain sense, challenged the Council. The religion of God made man has come up against a religion – for there is such a one – of man who makes himself God.”
“And what happened? An impact, a battle, an anathema? That might have taken place, but it did not..."
Karol Wojtyla, before being elected Pope John Paul II, spoke these words (3):
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel, between Christ and Antichrist. The confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is therefore, in God’s Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously…”
Pope Benedict throughout his papacy was candid about the state of the Catholic Church and of the world. Here are a few of his words.
Angelus March 15, 201 (4):
"God's response to moral evil is to oppose sin and save the sinner. God does not tolerate evil because he is Love, Justice, Fidelity; and it is precisely because of this that he does not wish the death of the sinner, but desires that the sinner convert and live. God intervenes to save humanity: We see this in the whole history of the Jewish people, beginning with their liberation from Egypt. God is determined to deliver his children from slavery to lead them to freedom. And the worst and most profound slavery is that of sin. This is why God sent his Son into the world: to free men from the rule of Satan, "origin and cause of every sin.""
Angelus November 27, 2011 (5):
"Today, Isaiah, too, the prophet of Advent, with a heartfelt entreaty addressed to God on behalf of the people, gives us food for thought. He recognized the shortcomings of his people and said at a certain point: "There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to cling to you; for you have hidden your face from us and have delivered us up to our iniquities" (cf. Is 64:6)."
"How can we fail to find this description striking? It seems to reflect certain panoramas of the post-modern world: cities where life becomes anonymous and horizontal, where God seems absent and man the only master, as if he were the architect and director of all things: construction, work, the economy, transport, the branches of knowledge, technology, everything seems to depend on man alone. And in this world that appears almost perfect at times disturbing things happen, either in nature or in society, which is why we think that God has, as it were, withdrawn and has, so to speak, left us to ourselves."
"In fact, the true "master" of the world is not the human being but God. The Gospel says: "Watch therefore — for you do not know when the master of the house will coming, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning — lest he come suddenly and find you asleep" (Mk 13:35-36)."
Given during his papacy we were far along the path of being overtaken, in my opinion, Pope Benedict XVI is one of the most courageous, most relevant Popes in recent history. He spoke directly and incisively to the Catholic Church about where we are and had words of guidance and also of hope. This was proof that the real Holy Spirit was assisting him. Because of this he was a great sign of God's enduring faithfulness. I would encourage you to read him and hear again what he had to say at http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en.html
Objective research will reveal that Popes did not willingly hand over the Catholic Church to the enemies. We cannot use the very words with which Popes pointed out the problem to claim that they are with the enemies. No Catholic will be able to blame any Pope for what he or she did or did not do about the destruction of their Catholic Faith. We must be vigilant about the enemies' tactics and do what Our Lord Jesus asks of us: say no to the enemy everytime as He did. Finally, true love, Christ-like love, must inspire zeal for the salvation of souls. We must want for them too the freedom that comes from saying no.
God Bless You.
Martine M. M. Osias
1. Pope Pius XII. Mgr. Georges Roche's & Philippe Saint Germain's Pie XII devant l'Histoire pp. 52-53. http://www.traditionalcatholic.co/about/
2. Church of Man. Pope Paul VI on the conciliar Church. http://www.traditioninaction.org/HotTopics/P004-ChurchMan1.htm
3. Words at the 1976 Philadelphia Eucharistic Congress of Karol Wojtyla who was to become Pope John Paul II. http://www.catholicrevelations.org/PR/pope%20john%20paul%20II.htm
4. Pope Benedict XVI Angelus March 15, 2011. http://www.catholic.org/clife/lent/story.php?id=40691
5. Pope Benedict XVI Angelus November 27, 2011. http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/angelus/2011/documents/hf_ben-xvi_ang_20111127.html
6. Pope Benedict XVI documents at the Vatican website. http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en.html
7. Vatican website. http://w2.vatican.va