Guest Submission: Poem by Eddie

While we keep killing babies, in every thinkable way.

Congratulations, Satan, your enjoying these days.

You have convinced the whole world, to do your evil work.

But the world is convulsing, and beginning to jerk.

The danger we face, not enough babies are being born.

We have upset the balance, the whole world is torn.

There might be no turning back, we are losing our grip.

We now need God’s intervention, or we will continue to slip.

Our world is now balancing on the edge of a knife.

Without God in our hearts, it guarantees horrible strife

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Guest Submission: Night Terrors (Fiction)

Story submission from Alda Maria Rizzo

Story of a ten year old child detained and sexually abused and meant to be murdered by a wanna be seminary

Night Terrors, December 1, 2018, record of childhood memories

The reason for the demons attacking me at this time is because today is my 45 year wedding anniversary, my husband passed away Feb 6/18, the day after my birthday, his death came quick and was very painful, thank God at the end he received all the rites and gave up his soul completely to Jesus, Father Pio was his most favorite saint.  This year was horrible, shortly after my husband’s death my younger sister of 63 became ill, her sickness was slow, over five months, she suffered greatly close to the end, we had to coerce her into the last rites, as she was not a believer, but at the end she succumbed and thanked all of us for looking after her.  She died on the feast of St. Michael on September 29/18 before the 5:00 AM hour.
When my husband died, I stopped praying, not the Hail Mary or Our Father, but the additional 12 year prayer from St. Bridget, the Holy Rosary and St. Michael’s chaplet, it’s not that I did not want to pray, I was unable to, physically, mentally and emotionally.  I have now started to pray again, but it is slow.  The demons have plagued me since 1962.  They are cowards, they only come in my dreams, sorry, they are not dreams nor nightmares, they feel real, the darkness is there, it touches all of your body and takes over the mind.  I am in a sleep that I can’t awake up from, if I try they pull me back in.  In order to free myself, I need to wake up fully and force myself to pray, this works, but there were times in my life where nothing worked, until I remembered what had happened around 1960, it was a phenomena, not explainable, a miracle.
This miracle held me tight, though my grandfather advised me not to tell anyone lest they would think me crazy, I kept it to myself.  For a couple of years life in the village was grand, I did not mind being a poor peasant, as I had the church, my friends, the sun, flowers, forest, we had it made in that little village, it was like piece of heaven. We were a close knitted family, everyone looked out for each other.  But it was short, around the age of nine 1962 something terrible happened, think this is when they were able to manifest themselves in my life, including my family`s.  It was my older sister’s wedding, and my beautiful white pet chicken Bianca was chosen as one of the chickens that would be dinner at the wedding.  Bianca was well fed, I made sure of that, for this she was sacrificed.  I begged my mother not to kill her, no one listened to me, I held Bianca tight and looked up at the heavens begging to have her spared.  She trusted me, now I had to give her up from my grasp to the execution, I thought of running away into the woods with her, at the end I gave her up unwilling, my heart broken.  I fell into darkness and sinned, this is where the devil was able to easily make his way into my life.
 When I was 10 another incident happened which was horrible and changed me forever.   The year was  June 13, 1963, Thursday,  the beginning of the three day Feast of Corpus Domini.    All the young girls that had done their first communion the year before, would be allowed to wear their white communion dresses and go in front of  the procession to throw flowers from their baskets on the streets, followed by Mary’s statue and all the villagers.  The devil took me for his own that day and nearly ended my life.  I had a dream the night before, and woke up with a fear that something horrible was going to happen to me that day .  I stayed at my house until 12:00 PM, when all felt like there was no danger, I got the courage to go out and pick the flowers needed for the procession outside of the village.  After picking up the flowers with a friend, I ended up at her house around 2:00 PM, her father was not happy to see me and send me away, poor soul, he does not know what his actions caused.  It was still early so I started to nosy around in this house up the street, the door was open so I entered.   A young man whom I knew and was studying to be a priest, someone that I trusted, caught me in his room rummaging through his books, grabbed my ponytail and forced me in his room and locked the door behind him.  I fought hard to get away, I almost made it to the door and tried to unlock it, but he was stronger and threw me on the bed.  He put the pillow over my face and almost suffocated me, I was able to move the pillow slightly  to tell him not to kill me and that I would not fight back anymore.  I remember the air in the room was dry and hot.  The small window to my left was less then 4 inches open, the sun was streaming in, I just concentrated on that.  After what felt like forever, he got up and said “I am locking this room, you can’t get out, I will come back, kill you and throw your body over the rocks behind where the wolves will devour you”.
After he left the room, my brain was boiling with voices that kept urging me to get out, they were getting louder, so I tried the knob on the door, it was locked.  I went to the window, my head could not fit through it.  The voices in my head were getting louder urging me to try and force my head through the opening, so I kept trying.  Finally my head made it through, the rest of the body was easy as I was very thin.  Once on the ledge outside the window, I was trying to figure out how to get down, as it seemed I was over ten feet in the air, maybe more.  I saw the tree not far from the wall, so thought if I cold jump at it I’d make it.  As I tried, I felt a thorn on my chest, blood started to gush, the wall was stucco with long needles of hard clay, a couple had dug into my lower chest  At this point, I thought I was going to faint and ended up falling hanging to the wall.  I had miscalculated the tree, it was too far.  Now I found myself at the back of the village bleeding  and realized I had to run back home before he`d find me, at this point I am limping, the fall nearly broke my legs.  Then there was all this blood on me that I was trying to stop from getting all over my clothes, so I made my way back home by going on the backstreets where no one would notice me, the longest way.  I was afraid, embarrassed and did not want anyone to  know what had just happened to me, he was someone everyone respected I was just a dirty little child belonging to peasants.  I made it home, and in all this confusion, I still wanted to go to the procession.  I put on my white dress, it got stained with blood, so I put my regular drabs to see if I could still be in the procession.  I got there late, Mary’s statue and the children were way in front of me and I missed the procession that I had  been looking forward to all my life.  I remember going through the motions, it seemed like everyone was against me.  I remember throwing a bunch of flowers by my grandfather’s house, and two girls started to laugh at me and picked the flowers up, this hurt me.  I remember looking at Mother Mary`s statue in front of me and thinking she left me.  Still I wanted to make it to the church because I wanted to touch the statue and tell her what had happened to me.  In the lobby of the church there was  a great confusion it seemed, I never made it to Mary, I accidentally stepped in front of two old men, think they were the devil`s relatives, they started to scream at me, I felt so low and unnecessary that I left without saluting Mother, this also hurt me deeply.  When I made it home it was dark, I remembered that I had forgotten to feed the chickens, so I went to feed them.  I don`t know what got into the chickens, they went into a frenzy and as I tried to feed them, they were attacking me.  By now I was exhausted and bleeding profusely, so I went back into the house and went upstairs to try and stop the blood.  I vaguely remember hearing my mother`s voice downstairs, she had come back from working on the camp.  I peered my head on the stairs wanting to see if I could get the courage to tell her what happened, then saw how happy she was, laughing it up with the neighbors, at this point I had no courage left, so I went back upstairs, rolled into a ball and went into darkness.
The next day I tried to wash the blood stain off my white dress, I did not know that blood spreads, the dress was ruined, I did not want my mother to find it, so I hid it up the attic in a old suitcase, for all I know it could still be there today.  The blood would not stop, it took several days, I was weak losing blood, eventually it stopped.  I got the courage to go back to the church, the door of the basement was open.  As I peered in, HE was there laughing it up and playing with the younger boys.  I looked at him and two thoughts came to mind.  He was relieved that he did not have to kill me as I escaped and did not tell anyone AND that maybe this had happened to someone else, this thought sickened me.  I left the church never to go back, as I did not not want this man to get his hands on me again.  I vowed that if this where to happen again, I would defend myself to a greater degree if possible.  Some one did try, I dug my teeth into his hands and when he released his hold I banged my head on his face and ran away, from this day forth I rarely left my home.
In Dec 63 our family migrated to Canada, I loved and missed my village but was happy to get away.  Get away, that`s funny, I did not know that the Devil follows you everywhere.  Two years into this country my brother committed a crime of passion, our family and the other  family were ruined.  We became the most hated family in our new city and our village.
I married at almost 20 in 1974, sex, drugs and rock“n roll followed.  My husband was not a well man, he had been physically abused by his mother and a junkie at the time we met.  I thought I could change him, the next 44 years for me, sometimes was hell on earth, my husband was very abusive physically and verbally, the verbal abuse could go on for days.  When I was 45 I got breast cancer and life became more crazy as I started to fight back and things became worse.  We have two boys, my older is on the streets, all the years of abuse messed him up and have not been able to help him.  My younger son lives with me and well life goes on.
I went back to Italy in 87 for a holiday.  During the visit I asked what had happened to Angelo, I was told he was married with daughters.  Though originally I wanted to confront him, as I had a green belt at this point and had not problems defending myself.  Once I learned he had children, I did not want to upset the family, however I was concerned that if he had not changed, would he or could he hurt someone else.
These night  terrors will never go away, but I know that prayer, proper food intake and living a christian life makes a difference and will lessen their strength.  You see I don’t think it`s just demons, think it`s the ancient snake itself, wanting to destroy.  I am trying to get back on track with prayers, but am having a difficult time.  Someone suggested exorcism, no thank you, that is a great excuse for them to manifest themselves, better they hide in my dream nightmares like the cowards they are.
This is probably more then you asked for, but here it is.  I am attaching a picture of  “L’ Immacolata“ statue found in our church in Pisterzo, Italy.  This is not the statue during the procession of Corpus Domini in 1963.  This statue is old, ancient and is miraculous, usually found stored away in the basement of the Saint Michael Church.   She holds the key to my heart and soul, it is due to her that I am still here.  I should have died in 1963 in the hands of my captor, but for her and my guardian Angel I am still here.  Her words to me were “Lasciarle stare non ti crederanno“ meaning  “Leave them alone they won’t believe you”.   Though I tried to tell this story, no one believes me, so she was right.  However, the word “Lasciarle“is feminine, and since you are not perhaps it will touch you differently.
This statue miraculously changed to human form in front of my eyes, it is a paradox.  It was a special feast night, the whole village went to mass.  After mass, getting permission, I followed my sister and her friend to the old church where the older statues were kept as they were going to refresh the water for the flowers by the statue.  As I entered the room I felt the air change, the dust drizzled like glistening rain drops and stars, I was in awe.  What followed next is nothing short of a miracle, this would be another story.

Podcast: Steve Bannon and Pope Francis: It’s All So Tiresome

It really is tiresome. The media defends the pope despite the mess in the Church and the inaction on dealing with predator priests and homosexuality, and then tars his opposition by association with Steve Bannon, who is by all reports engaged in otherwise harmless work in a very conciliar/modernist institute in Italy.

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Guest Submission: Holy Week Reflection

Disclaimer: Guest articles represent the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this site owner or any affiliated staff.

by David Martin

Each year on Palm Sunday we commemorate Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem when He cleansed the temple of the money changers and those who had sought to profane the temple with their worldly ways.

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Guest Submission: Episcopal Action Needed to Solve Papal Crisis

Disclaimer: Guest articles represent the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this site owner or any affiliated staff.

By David Martin

While complacent Catholics entertain the false security that the gates of hell can do no harm to the Church, the fact remains that the current papacy under Pope Francis has become a debacle of unprecedented proportions that has inflicted great harm on the Church.

Aside from his having abetted anti-life forces, betrayed the underground Church in China, sacked loyal priests, empowered homosexuals, rewarded abortionists, praised Luther, blessed adultery, and denied the miracle of the loaves, Francis more than once has professed heresy.

His latest dissent occurred on February 4, 2019, when he signed a joint statement with the head of Egypt’s al-Azhar Mosque, which states that “diversity of religions” is “willed by God.” 1 https://onepeterfive.com/schneider-christian-god-willed/ While the previous popes since John XXIII had committed some slight errors, such perfidy had never been expressed by them.

Francis vs. His Predecessors

The primary difference between Francis and his immediate predecessors is that the former were surrounded by wicked cardinals who were driving the radical agenda and who tried to coerce these popes into complying with it, which when they didn’t, were persecuted for their resistance. Whereas with the present pontificate, it is Francis who is driving the radical agenda, and he does this in harmonic accord with those who surround him, many of whom he has appointed. Unlike the previous popes, it is Francis who persecutes tradition-minded Catholics who resist change and who hold to the Old Mass and teachings, while it was Popes John Paul I, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI who tried to bring back the Traditional Latin Mass.

There is even evidence showing that Pope John Paul I was murdered after it was discovered that he had plans to expose the Vatican Freemasons by name and to universally bring back the Latin Tridentine Mass. Note that his reign lasted only 33 days, which providentially alludes to the murderous cult of the Freemasons that operates in 33 degrees. 

While we cannot allege that Francis is an initiated Freemason, we can state as fact that the Freemasons haven’t ceased from praising Francis since the day of his election. For instance, on March 13, 2013, the day of Francis’ election, the Virtual Grand Lodge of Italy, GLVDI, published a statement of Grand Master Luciano Nistri concerning the election of the new pope.

A message that Freemasonry itself perceives a sharp break with the past and one which is turned now to listening to the poor, the marginalized and the weakest. To the new Pontiff we send our best wishes for his good work for years to come. Luciano Nistri, Grand Master GLVDI.” https://onepeterfive.com/freemasons-love-pope-francis/

The Emergence of true Shepherds

With the crisis intensifying with each passing day, it should encourage Catholics to see that there are faithful prelates like Cardinals Burke and Sarah and Archbishop Viganò who have come forward to defend the Church against Francis. What is needed is for a committee of bishops to respectfully present Francis with an ultimatum to either clarify or recant his erroneous statements or be deposed if he isn’t willing to voluntarily resign.

Theologians argue that such action requires that a pope first profess formal heresy, which is apparently why Francis deliberately avoids making formal professions of heresy, since he knows it could lynch him. Hence he often makes his avant-garde statements in an informal context to avoid censure, but does this not make him all the more worthy of rebuke? What is worse, a heretic or a deceiver?

One Bishop’s Opinion

Episcopal action is needed to correct the current Petrine debacle. And while many look to Bishop Athanasius Schneider for direction in this matter, his March 20 statement, “On the Matter of a Heretical Pope,” leaves little or no room for effective action, since it denies the Church’s centuries-old teaching that a pope can lose his papacy ipso facto through the profession of formal heresy and that the Church can declare him deposed on account of it. Bishop Schneider states:

“A pope cannot be deposed in whatsoever form and for whatever reason, not even for the reason of heresy.”

This doesn’t stand next to the teaching of St. Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church.

“Now when [the Pope] is explicitly a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church must either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See.”  — St. Francis de Sales, The Catholic Controversy

St. Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church, likewise states:

“A pope who is a manifest heretic by that fact ceases to be pope and head, just as he by that fact ceases to be a Christian and a member of the body of the Church; wherefore he can be judged and punished by the Church.”  — St. Robert Bellarmine, On the Roman Pontiff

Here the saint makes it clear that a pope can be “punished by the Church” for having excommunicated himself ipso facto, yet Schneider disagrees, saying that “the loss of his office ipso facto because of heresy – is only a theological opinion, that does not fulfill the necessary theological categories of antiquity, universality, and consensus.”

So, were the saints and doctors of the Church wrong? Cardinal Raymond Burke made it clear in an interview with Catholic World Report (CWR) in December 2016 that if a pope were to “formally profess heresy he would cease, by that act, to be the Pope.”

Burke was reiterating Church teaching, as expressed by famed canonist Franz Wernz in his Ius Canonicum: “In sum, it needs to be said clearly that a [publicly] heretical Roman Pontiff loses his power upon the very fact.”

Inquisition into Francis’ Election

A committee of bishops also needs to look into the matter of Francis’ election, since the 2013 conclave contained multi-violations against Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Constitution Unversi Dominici Gregis, which governs papal elections. The pope makes it clear in his Constitution that political vote canvassing on the part of cardinal electors renders the election “null and void.”

The mere fact that Cardinal Godfried Danneels confessed on video in September 2015 that he and several cardinals were part of the notorious “St. Gallen’s Mafia” that had conspired for the ouster of Benedict XVI and the election of Cardinal Bergoglio is every reason to consider that the 2013 election conferred no right on Francis.

Austen Ivereigh’s book, The Great Reformer, brings to light how Cardinal Murphy O’Connor along with several key cardinals had spearheaded an intense lobbying campaign, through which they garnered pledges from up to 30 cardinals to get Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio elected as pope.

https://fromrome.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/the-great-reformer-francis-and-the-making-of-a-radical-pope/ This directly contravened John Paul II’s Constitution where it states:

“The Cardinal electors shall further abstain from any form of pact, agreement, promise or other commitment of any kind which could oblige them to give or deny their vote to a person or persons.” (81)

Section 76 of the Constitution states:

“Should the election take place in a way other than that prescribed in the present Constitution, or should the conditions laid down here not be observed, the election is for this very reason null and void, without any need for a declaration on the matter; consequently, it confers no right on the one elected.” (76)

Aside from Cardinal Bergoglio’s collusion with St. Gallen’s Mafia before being elected pope, there is the question of his errant background as bishop and cardinal, which could have nullified his elevation to the papacy. Francis has a history of involvement with the Charismatic sect, and also Liberation Theology, which is Marxist-driven and loaded with heresy.

Consider this excerpt from the Apostolic Constitution Cum Ex Apostolatus, which was issued ex-cathedra on February 15, 1559, by His Holiness Paul IV.

“[By this Our Constitution, which is to remain valid in perpetuity We enact, determine, decree and define:] that if ever at any time it shall appear that any Bishop, even if he be acting as an Archbishop, Patriarch or Primate; or any Cardinal of the aforesaid Roman Church, or, as has already been mentioned, any legate, or even the Roman Pontiff, prior to his promotion or his elevation as Cardinal or Roman Pontiff, has deviated from the Catholic Faith or fallen into some heresy:

(i) “the promotion or elevation, even if it shall have been uncontested and by the unanimous assent of all the Cardinals, shall be null, void and worthless.” (6:1)

Naturally, it would take an episcopal committee to depose Francis for past heresy, though such an action would not render him deposed but would simply make official what already is the case, namely, that Cardinal Bergoglio would have automatically lost his bishopric upon the profession of heresy, thus nullifying his election as pope.

This is not to mention the many heresies he has professed as pope, which, if done formally, would have excommunicated him ipso facto had his election been valid.

It only behooves the Church’s episcopal body to take a closer look at the 2013 papal election, since we may very well be witnessing the fulfillment of the prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi concerning a false shepherd.

“At the time of this tribulation, a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error…. Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true pastor, but a destroyer.” (1226)

(Taken from Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi, R. Washbourne Publishing House, 1882, pp. 248-250, with imprimatur by His Excellency William Bernard, Bishop of Birmingham)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-schneider-on-how-to-handle-a-heretical-pope

1. At the General Audience of April 2, Francis appeared to offer a clarification by saying that God “permissively” wills other religions, but his explanation has generally been dismissed given the context in which his February 4 statement was made: ”The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom.” Francis obviously meant that diversity of “colour, sex, race and language are willed by God” in the ordained sense, which they are, so we can only infer that he meant “diversity of religions” the same way.

Podcast: Full text of Benedict XVI essay: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences gathered at the Vatican to discuss the current crisis of the faith and of the Church; a crisis experienced throughout the world after shocking revelations of clerical abuse perpetrated against minors.

The extent and gravity of the reported incidents has deeply distressed priests as well as laity, and has caused more than a few to call into question the very Faith of the Church. It was necessary to send out a strong message, and seek out a new beginning, so to make the Church again truly credible as a light among peoples and as a force in service against the powers of destruction.

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Guest Submission: SIMPLICITY

 

 By Wil Boomhower                

 

                    the roads i walk

                    take crooked steps

                    to get me where i’m going.

                step by step, it’s understood

                that journeys add the knowing; 

                    each step asking…

                    do you care?….. and if you should?

                    embrace me!

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