Stop Sacrilegious Communions Now! Part IV

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by Raymond de Souza, KHS, KM, KofC  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 2, 2021   

Silent no more, take up your sword

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Read Parts I, II and III of this series.

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Joe Biden receiving Holy Communion, July 24, 2021

Let the silent bishops remember the wise words of the Scripture: There are times to be silent, and there are times to speak up — "Tempus tacendi, et tempus loquend" (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Your Excellencies, the Tempus tacendi — times to remain silent — are long past. Now it is tempus loquendi — time to speak up, to exercise your teaching authority to preach in your prophetic mission the whole truth about abortion and the sacrilege committed by pro-abortion public sinners.

For we are exhorted: "Cry, cease not, lift up your voices like a trumpet, and show my people their wicked doings, and the house of Jacob their sins" (Isaiah 58:1).

Dire Consequences of Silence

We have not been unwarned of the consequences: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you will not be a priest to me, seeing that you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children" (Hosea 4:6).

Heed the words of Jesus to the angel or bishop of Laodicea in the Apocalypse so it will not apply to you: "I know your works, that you are neither hot nor cold. But because you are lukewarm, I will begin to vomit you out of my mouth" (Revelation 3:15–16).

We are in a battle for the Catholic faith, which is in the throes of spiritual collapse.

Lukewarmness is a form of spiritual cowardice. But the cowards are the first to be barred from entering the kingdom of Heaven: "But the cowards, the unbelieving, the abominable, the murderers, the whoremongers, the sorcerers, the idolaters and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death" (Revelation 21:8).

Join the Battle

Friends, brethren, let me insist on this point: If you are concerned about the widespread lack of belief in the Eucharist in the Church today; if you are aware of the dreadful consequences for the eternal salvation of your loved ones, who may be among those 70% who have lost the Faith; if you do not want to remain passive while the smoke of Satan rages in the Church, which, according to Paul VI, has entered a process of self-demolition; if you fear God's justice as He may punish the sacrilege perpetrated by fake Catholic politicians and deceitful bishops and priests; end your silence! Promote knowledge of and devotion to the Eucharist. Organize talks and conferences in your area, and consider my offer to address your community to strengthen your re-evangelization efforts.

Msgr. John Hopkins desecrated the Eucharist by giving it to abortion-supporting Joe Biden.
 

Friends, we are in a battle for the Catholic faith, which is in the throes of spiritual collapse. It is a work of reconquest, a real crusade for souls. But let not our hearts be troubled: We believe in God, let us believe also in Jesus' promise that the gates of Hell would never prevail against His Church in spite of evil bishops and priests who desecrate the Eucharist with pro-murder politicians.

We must obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29), especially when men who are supposed to defend the will of God actually oppose the explicit will of God. They preach another gospel, acting like ministers of the Devil. 

St. Paul's Warning

Recall St. Paul, who in Galatians 1:6–9 warned:

I wonder that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. Which is not another: Only there are some that trouble you and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema! As we said before, so now I say it again: If anyone preached to you a gospel besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.

His admonition warrants consideration. Saint Paul rued in Galatians 3:1, "O you senseless Galatians, who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth?" A Bible dictionary explains the meaning of "you senseless." It means you poor and silly and thoughtless and unreflecting!

What does anathema mean? It means cursed, excommunicated, rejected, expelled from the Church. A person who is anathematized runs a danger of eternal damnation if he does not repent, especially if he is a bishop or a priest.

Was St. Paul uncharitable? If we think he was too divisive, instead of promoting meandering dialogue with the senseless Galatians, we must think again.

When we were baptized, we became citizens of God's kingdom. But when we received the sacrament of confirmation, we joined the Armed Forces; we became soldiers of Christ! And soldiers of Christ are expected to fight for Christ. Perhaps something like the Marines of Christ, the Green Berets of Christ, the Navy Seals of Christ!


 

Saint Paul in Ephesians 6:11–17 compels us to put on the armor of God — that is, the breastplate of justice, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation — and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Was St. Paul too rigid? No, he simply echoed Jesus' words uttered on His way to the garden of Gethsemane to face his enemies. Jesus said: "If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." The Apostles said, "Lord, here there are two swords." Jesus replied: "It is enough" (Luke 22:36–38). And He resolutely left for his own crusade against the Devil and his minions.

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St. Paul and St. Joan of Arc

Expectation: To Fight!

As we are soldiers of Christ, we are expected to fight for Christ! The lukewarm, the cowards and pacifists-at-any-price have no place in Christ's army. We must be peacemakers, not pacifists!

Jesus does not expect us always to win every battle for Him: No. But He expects us always to fight for Him!

We do not know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future! In Fatima, Our Lady promised, "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph!" And a cosmic miracle happened, with the sun in the sky before 70,000 people to prove the truth of Her words.

It is very sad to realize that most bishops and priests did not preach to the people about the contents of the message of Fatima, but remained only with the externals of the devotion.

Saint Joan of Arc was a simple peasant girl whom God called to do battle for His cause. Like most of us, she had no experience in warfare. She was betrayed by cowardly bishops. They delivered her to the enemy and sealed their evil plans by condemning her to death. But she remained faithful. She exclaimed: "Battaillons, et Dieu donnera la Victoire!" (Let us do battle, and God will give the victory!)

Raymond de Souza is Brazilian by birth, Catholic by grace and American by choice. He is a knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, a knight of the Sovereign and Military Order of Malta, and a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. Raymond puts logic at the service of the Faith to "re-evangelize the baptized" (John Paul II), blending it with wit, Scripture and history in a unique and riveting style. He has given in person, on radio and television over 2,500 talks on apologetics and pro-life issues. He has also assisted religious education programs in dioceses, parishes, schools and lay organizations in 38 countries of the six continents in four languages (English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and some Italian and Afrikaans). He writes weekly articles for the oldest national Catholic newspaper, The Wanderer. He is the delegate for International Missions for Human Life International, the largest Catholic pro-life and pro-family association in the world, having affiliates in over 100 countries.
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