Pope Francis Advises Going to Anglican Service If No Catholic Mass is Available

02/27/2017   Anglican All Saints Church    Zenit –  Novus Ordo     Original Italian at Vatican Web Site

Pope Francis Visits the Anglican Church of All Saints and Gives a Talk:

“And then, there is my experience. ”  Pope Francis spoke to the Anglican Church of All Saints which he was visiting in Rome on the above date:   “I was very friendly with Bishop Gregory Venables, very friendly. But here is another experience:  In the north of Argentina there are the Anglican missions with the aborgines, and the Anglican Bishop,  and, the Catholic Bishop.

They work together, and, teach … 

And when people can’t go on Sunday to the Catholic celebration they go to the Anglican, and, the Anglicans go to the Catholic.  They do not want to spend Sunday without a celebration, and, so they work together.

And here, at the Vatican, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith knows this.  And they engage in charity together.  And the two Bishops are friends … and the two communities are friends.

I think this is a richness (treasure) that our young Churches  (young = Protestant)  can bring to Europe and to the Churches that have a great tradition. (Catholic) 

Ecumenism in young Churches is easier.  But I believe that – and I return to the second question – ecumenism is perhaps more solid in theological research in a more mature Church, older in research, in the study of history, of Theology, of the Liturgy, as the Church in Europe is. ”   (more mature =Catholic)

It is true that ecumenism has been researched more ‘solid’ in the Catholic Church.  Many papal encyclicals have been written about it and it  has always been condemned.  the dogma “Outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation” stands solidly.  Pope Benedict XVI has reiterated this recently from his ‘enclosure’.

The Truth is the Truth.  It never changes.  If it did, what would happen to today’s ‘truth’ on the morrow?

Pope Francis sums up:      “In the north of Argentina, an aborigine says to you:  “I’m Anglican, but the Bishop is not here.  The Pastor is not here.  The Reverend is not here.”  I want to praise God on Sunday and so I go to the Catholic Cathedral.

These are riches of the young Churches.  I don’t know.

This is what comes to me to say to you.”

Pope Francis Q and Q at Anglican All Saints Church:  Zenit; 02/27/17                                          Novus Ordo

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Vatican reportedly working on “Ecumenical Rite of Mass” for joint worship with Protestants

Veritas Vincit: "The Truth Shall Prevail"

pope francis with lutheran leaderPope Francis meets with Rev. Jens-Martin Kruse at Rome’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Nov. 15 2016

Italian journalist and Vatican expert Marco Tosatti has reported that Pope Francis has formed a top-secret commission tasked with implementing a new kind of “mass” that is acceptable to Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans.

The commission consists of representatives from all three denominations, all bound to secrecy.

The journalist, who is well known in Italy for his accurate reporting of all things happening in the Vatican, has said that while this news is merely a “rumor” at this point, his “sources are usually good.”

According to his sources, the commission is finding little difficulty in finding common ground in the “liturgy of the word”.  Tosatti reports: “After the confession of sins, asking for forgiveness, and reciting the Gloria, there would be the readings and the Gospel.”

He also said that the commission is allegedly studying…

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Sex Change: A Scientific and Compassionate View

TFP  March 6, 2015 Luiz Sergio Solimeo  “It is physiologically impossible to change a person’s sex, since the sex of each individual is encoded in the genes – XX if female, XY if male.  Surgery can only create the appearance of the other sex.”  Sexual identity is written on every cell of the body and can be determined through DNA testing.  It cannot be changed.”      Richard P. Fitzgibbons, M.D., Philip M. Sutton, Ph.D., and Dale O’Leary in a well documented study: The Psychopathology of Sex Reassignment Surgery – Assessing Its Medical, Psychological, and, Ethical Appropriateness – The National Catholics Bioethics Center: http://ncbcenter.org/document.doc?id=581

Dr. Joseph Berger, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology is equally incisive:  “Cosmetic surgery will not make a man become a woman, capable of menstruating, ovulating, and having children,  Cosmetic surgery will not make a woman into a man, capable of generating sperm that can unite with an egg or ovum from a woman and fertilize that egg to produce a human child.” Comments presented by Dr. Berger to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, regarding Bill C-279  http://arpacanada.ca/attachments/article/1724/Testimony%20of%20Dr.%20Berger%20re%20c279.pdf.

In another paper he points out:  “At the heart of the problem is confusion within the human thinking of the transgendered.”   And he adds:  “Sex change is biologically impossible.  People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa.  Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women or vice versa.  Therefore, he concludes that:  “claiming that this is a civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality collaborating with and  promoting a mental disorder.  “Transgender Surgery Isn’t The Solution – A drastic physical change doesn’t address underlying psychosocial troubles”  Paul McHugh, The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2014   http://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-mchugh-transgender-surgery-isnt-the-solution-1402615120

Gender Theory – The Idea – Is Spreading Confusion and Turmoil                                                                                     The spread of ‘gender theory’ stories has greatly helped the progress of the homosexual movement and even tends to ‘normalize’ so called sex changes.  The spread of the word ‘transsexualism’ into the homosexual campaign shows that this is an ‘idea’ introduced into the culture which is transforming our civilization and destroying the basis of morality:  natural and divine law … and the family as the basic cell of society.2015_Traditional_Family_Man_Woman_Child.jpg

Dr. Marguerite Peeters, a theology professor at the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome, relates:  “In 1955, an American psychiatrist, John Money, introduced ‘gender role’ to distinguish the biological sexual identity from the social role an individual chooses to play … regardless of his biological identity.  Subsequently, there were two currents of thought that were brought about  by the development of this concept:  the feminist and the homosexual currents of thought.”  Therefore, through the introduction of these theories into society … she concludes … male and female identity are deconstructed.                          Marguerite Peeters (author of Le Gender, Une Norme Mondiale? Je Suis contre Le Ministere- du-genre.   In Le Mauricien, Nov. 18, 2013  Retrieved 2/26/2015 

It is Against The Natural Law in the Heart 

Changing the sex of one’s birth (a clear impossibility) not only contradicts biological reality but also runs directly counter to the will of God.

No one was born a man or a woman by chance but because of the inscrutable designs of Divine Providence as we can see in the Book of Jeremiah (1:5) “Before I formed thee in the womb of they Mother I knew thee”

 

 

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The difference between the sexes is a reflection of Divine Perfection and is aimed at implementing the plans of God in relation to humanity: “And God created man to His own image:  to the image of God He created him: male and female he created them.  And God blessed them, saying “Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it.”  1 Corinthians 13:6

Christian charity requires that people who think they have sexual identity problems should receive help with respect and compassion so as not to increase the mess they are in … nor should they be given a false surgical solution.  Instead they need to be helped out of it.  Charity “rejoices with the truth” says St. Paul.

Mercy can never oppose truth because truth liberates.  Cf.  John  8:32

 

The American TFP                                                                                            http://www.tfp.org/sex-change-biological-impossibility-and-revolt-against-god/

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The Top Ten Titles of Mary

Messages from the Marians of the Immaculate Conception

“As befitting the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven, Mary has numerous titles and names.  It’s fascinating that one person can have so many titles, but how how else could we grasp the aspects of Our Lady merely by her given name?

The Gospel of John doesn’t even name Mary, only referring to her as the Mother of Jesus. We need more.  And so, after surveying Her many titles, we present the admittedly subjective top Ten Names of Mary.

10.  Queen of Peace – Mary officially received this title during World War I in a proclamation by Pope Benedict XV.  The Pope added ‘Queen of Peace’ into the Litany of Loretto in his call for peace among the warring nations.

9.   Our Lady of Czestochowa, or the Black Madonna – Poland’s national shrine to Mary.  Legend has it that St. Luke painted this icon on a table that Jesus built.  Popes and pilgrims alike have recognized the miraculous nature of the image.

8.   Mother of Perpetual Help – This painting shows the Madonna and Child attended by the archangels Michael and Gabriel.  The angels hold instruments central to the Passion.  The painting is heart breaking.  The Christ Child, having glimpsed the instruments of torture, runs to His Mother’s protection.  His right foot is bare, indicating He was so frightened He ran out of His sandal.

7.   Our Lady of Guadalupe – This is the image Mary left on the cloak of Juan Diego.  Our Lady called herself coatlaxiopeuh, which means “the one who crushes the serpent”.  The word is pronounced “quat-la-lupe,” which is derived from the English version of Guadalupe.

6.  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – This is Mary of the brown scapular.  The scapular comes to us through the vision of St. Simon stock.  Many miracles have been attributed to the scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

5. Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal – Mary’s appearances to Catherine Laboure in 1830 marked the beginning of modern Marian apparitions.  Mary gave St. Catherine the design for this medal.  The words on the medal prompted clarification on the Immaculate Conception, which became dogma in 1854.

4.  Mother of Mercy – Saint Odo, a 10th century abbot, is believed to be the first to call Mary by this name.  In the 11th century, this title was incorporated into the prayer Salve Regina.

3.  Blessed Mother – This seminal title derives from Gabriel’s greeting to Mary at the Annunciation, where she is called “blessed” among all other women.

2.  Immaculate Conception – The 1854 dogma issued by Pope Pius IX refers to Mary’s sinless nature at the moment of being conceived by her parents.  The Immaculate Conception was the first time a pope claimed a dogma to be infallible, even though the idea of papal infallibility would not be officially proclaimed for another 16 years.  This is the definitive title of the Blessed Mother.

And now, in my opinion, the No. 1 title of the Blessed Mother

1.  Theotokos – Mary’s first and most important title means “God bearer.”  The title, defined by the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D., refers to the Virgin Mary as the Mother of the Incarnate Son of God.

 

 

 

http://www.thedivinemercy.org/videos/the-top-10-titles-of-Mary-4300                                        Father Dan and the Saints – Marians of the Immaculate Conception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardinal Vidal To the Philippine Bishops

Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebum, has written to the Philippine Bishops that on October 17, 1949, ‘ Mary Mediatrix of All Grace’ during an apparition to Teresita Castillo,  warned that “China’s dream, is to invade the Philippines.”

What Our Lady prophecied in 1949, in an apparition loaded with miracles, cures and conversions … is literally coming true.

China’s Island Building is at its highest rate of activity on the Paracel and Spratly Island chains.  Beijing has reclaimed more than 2000 acres since December 2013, more land than all other claimants combined in the past forty years,  according to a US. Defense Department report.

Satellite imagery has shown unprecedented activity from China on Subi Reef and Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratlys, including the possible construction of helipads, airstrips, piers radar, and surveillance structures.

An artificial island, built on a reef, arm,ed by Chinese Communists could become a reality off the coast of the Philippines.

In addition to China, the Spratlys are claimed by Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

Experts say that China’s artificial island building and infrastructure construction are increasing its potential power projection capabilities in the region.

Cardinal Vidal continues on in his letter to the Philippine Bishops about the prophecy of Mary, who is the Queen of Prophets: “This part of the message of Lipa gives us a reason to put ourselves under the title of Mediatrix of All Grace and have recourse to Her in order to avert the buildup of tension and to check the territorial ambitions of this Asian superpower.  It is by following this path of prayer and penance sounded out in Fatima and reiterated at Lipa that our beloved Philippines will be spared the scourge of war and the domination of a Communist giant.”

The Philippines cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, equal or overtake China in economic growth or prevail in a military confrontation.

China can bring to bear … its’ huge financial and material and human resources …  as well as its advanced military capability in any struggle with a smaller and poorer country like the Philippines with its ill equipped armed forces.

The first and only line of defense the Philippines has is the mantle of protection provided by the Blessed    images 14.jpgVirgin Mary.”

 

“Only She Can Help Us ! To Whom Then Shall We Go?”  Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal  Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu

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Wellsprings of Salvation From The Catholic Rock – An Inspiration for Sunday

“You shall draw water joyfully from the wellsprings of salvation, the graces that flow freely into the world.” Haurietis Aquas Pope Pius XII encyclical.

Ask God for the grace to get through the darkness of this world and your heart will be lightened.  Ask with confidence.  Talk to Jesus.  That is a prayer, too.  Carry a Rosary with you … even if you don’t pray on it yet.  Something good will happen.

  The Sacred Heart of Jesus loves it when you have confidence in Him and asks for something. He says that the more “you honor Me the more I will bless yo.” Personally I have found this to be true through favors granted by the wearing of my Sacred Heart badge, and my statue of Him in a place of honor.

Graces will splash the world with refreshing joy… even laughter, of which there isn’t much these days, when you hide in the clefts of the rock and feel the refreshing coolness and inhale the fresh air of Gods presence.  

Jesus Himself comes into our being when the priest places the host lightly upon our tongue. He is there in the hand too when the Priest hands it to you. This is a source of contention in our Church today but God will fix it up.  He loves Consecrated Hands only to hold him.  The peoples’ hands are not consecrated (set aside as holy things) God gave the Priests consecrated hands for this reason and they are not being used … we will wait in the rock!

The Catholic Church is the Most Powerful Force of the Supernatural in the world.

We venerate Saints.  In our day, I believe Padre Pio was the greatest Saint.  He performed astounding miracles.  People sat in the Church all night, if they had to, in order to go to confession to him.  He knew your sins before you opened your mouth sometimes.  

We love and venerate our sacramentals.  That is medals and scapulars and the like.  Read on this website of the wonders of the Miraculous Medal.  Amazing! It was called the medal of grace when first introduced by St. Catherine Laboure.  The people changed the name because there were so many miracles from it.

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The Catholic Church is the Ship of Finery!  They are stripping away at her beautiful bright ornamentation.

They will not succeed.  The ‘Rock’ will never be moved.  She will rise like the phoenix and her glory will shine forth for the world

They are stealing the prayers from the people … those prayers which stirred the heart by filling it with bright truth from the mouths of holy priests.  They have been replaced with bland and dry words.

We will hide in the clefts of the rock, and wait clinging!  We will have each other to converse with about holy things.  That is a ‘something’  ….  

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This is my Sacred Heart Statue.  I love it.  

Lipa Apparitions: Did Pius XII Really Sign a Document of His Disapproval ??

The Vatican has overturned the approval of Arch Bishop Ramon Arguelles for the apparitions of Our Lady at Lipa in the Philippines.  “I prayed at Lipa as a seminarian and young priest.  Spent solitude there, even as a Bishop.  I pray in Carmel.  It’s part of my life.  And I am thinking I became Archbishop of this place for a reason. Naturally we will abide strictly to the Vatican’s recent declaration on the apparitions.”

The decision to overturn the Bishops approval was based on a”1951 letter of Pope Pius XII citing disapproval” some 60 years ago.

Pope Pius XII denied that he signed this letter:

June Keithley is a prominent broadcast journalist and television personality in the Philippines.   In 1988 the Republic of the Philippines awarded her the Medal of Honor.  On page 92 of her book,, ‘Lipa” Father Riccardo Lombardi, S.J. founder of the Better World Movement, recalled an audience he had had with Pius XII.  He showed the letter to the Holy Father and “the Holy Father looked at the letter and exclaimed,   “But that is not my signature!”

It is deep.  Storm clouds  hang over the Philippines, the gateway to the East, They can be brightened considerably by devotion and prayer to Mary under the title “Mediatrix of All Grace.”  The message of Lipa is for the whole world for we are all under those same dark clouds.

Let us look at the situation.

“Confuscius wrote:  “Just as there are two suns in the sky, so there can be only one emperor on earth.”

The Chinese plan for conquering and ruling the world is well documented and is reflected in the geopolitical developments that have taken place since the Communist revolution of 1949.

On July 18, China’s Naval Chief Wu Shengli told the visiting U.S. Chief of naval operations that Beijing would not halt its controversial campaign to turn the contested South China reefs into artificial islands complete with military ready airstrips.

China “will never give up halfway” on its island building efforts” said Wu according to Chinese state media.  Also on Monday, the Chinese Air Force announced that it had sent bombers on “normal battle patrols over Scarborough shoal” a reef which was seized from Manila in 2012.

Analysts worry that China could next build on Scarborough Shoal.  This would place a militarized Chinese island off the Philippine coast.

In 1947, Yang Huairen, a Chinese geographer, helped etch the U shaped 11 dash line on Chinese maps to demarcate roughly 90% of the South China Sea for his homeland. “All of these lines have a scientific basis” says Yang.

 

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http://time.com/4412191nine-dash-line-9-south-china-sea/

Is this information about China not cause For The World to Be Made Aware of Our Lady’s Requests at Lipa?  Our Lady asks for prayers for China … She is Mary Mediatrix.  She constantly prays for and receives … graces for us from Jesus. 

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