Thursday 15 March 2018

Update on the Heretical Ministry of Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi

Just a few days after my last blog post concerning several questionable elements of the ministry of Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi, the superior general of the Oblates of St. Joseph (OSJ), Fr. Michele Piscopo, issued a letter to clarify that he actually does have permission for a leave of absence. This letter appeared on a website run by a group called the "3rd order of Benedictine Oblates of the Divine Will", which is basically a front for the Divine Will Movement.

This is quite a turnaround from the email concerning Fr. Iannuzzi's ministry which was written by Fr. Giacondo Antonio Bronzini, the secretary general of the OSJ, which was sent to Prof. Robert Fastiggi of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Prof. Fastiggi has given me permission to reveal that he was the academic source who had received the below email from Fr. Bronzini, which detailed how problematic Fr. Iannuzzi has been for the OSJ during the course of several years:

Egregio Signore, pace e bene.

P. Joseph Iannuzzi ha chiesto più volte l'esclaustrazione, passando da una diocesi (o comunità religiosa) a un'altra, rendendo praticamente impossibile controllarne la condotta. Da parte sua, da anni non dà ai Superiori relazione delle sue attività. Attualmente è fuori comunità senza permesso. Distinti saluti, p. Giocondo A. Bronzini, segretario generale OSJ. 

Dear Sir, peace and goodness.
Fr Joseph Iannuzzi has asked many times for exclaustration, moving from one diocese (or religious community) to another, making it practically impossible to control his conduct. For his part, for years he has not given the Superiors report of his activities. He is currently outside the community without permission.
Yours sincerely,
p. Giocondo A. Bronzini, OSJ general secretary.

Fr. Piscopo's response to this revelation from Fr. Bronzini is rather a rather curious contradiction of the above communication received by Prof. Fastiggi, and shows that there are some mysterious goings on in the OSJ concerning Fr. Iannuzzi's problematic ministry. It is of course impossible to know what is going on behind the scenes here, but it seems likely that Fr. Iannuzzi was either only given permission in retrospect, or Fr. Bronzini was simply unaware that he was actually granted permission from Fr. Piscopo to leave the community. Either way, Fr. Bronzini's response to Prof. Fastiggi is rather telling that Fr. Iannuzzi is viewed as a major problem by the highest ranking members of the curia of his religious congregation. 

I have it on high authority that Fr. Iannuzzi is not currently on the directory of priests in the USA, so he is currently operating without faculties away from his religious congregation, and he basically answers to no one. This explains why he is promoting the works of Vassula Ryden with impunity, even though the CDF have issued a notification against her writings. There is still the glaring problem that his various books and seminars promote an heretical concept of the Millennium of Rev 20 which adopts the millenarian eschatology of Medieval Abbot Joachim de Fiore, whose works were condemned by the Church - most notably by St. Thomas Aquinas.

I answer that, The state of the world may change in two ways. In one way, according to a change of law: and thus no other state will succeed this state of the New Law. Because the state of the New Law succeeded the state of the Old Law, as a more perfect law a less perfect one. Now no state of the present life can be more perfect that the state of the New Law: since nothing can approach nearer to the last end than that which is the immediate cause of our being brought to the last end. But the New Law does this: wherefore the Apostle says (Hebrews 10:19-22): "Having therefore, brethren, a confidence in the entering into the Holies by the blood of Christ, a new . . . way which He hath dedicated for us . . . let us draw near." Therefore no state of the present life can be more perfect than that of the New Law, since the nearer a thing is to the last end the more perfect it is.
In another way the state of mankind may change according as man stands in relation to one and the same law more or less perfectly. And thus the state of the Old Law underwent frequent changes, since at times the laws were very well kept, and at other times were altogether unheeded. Thus, too, the state of the New Law is subject to change with regard to various places, times, and persons, according as the grace of the Holy Ghost dwells in man more or less perfectly. Nevertheless we are not to look forward to a state wherein man is to possess the grace of the Holy Ghost more perfectly than he has possessed it hitherto, especially the apostles who "received the firstfruits of the Spirit, i.e. sooner and more abundantly than others," as a gloss expounds on Romans 8:23.
Reply to Objection 1. As Dionysius says (Eccl. Hier. v), there is a threefold state of mankind; the first was under the Old Law; the second is that of the New Law; the third will take place not in this life, but in heaven. But as the first state is figurative and imperfect in comparison with the state of the Gospel; so is the present state figurative and imperfect in comparison with the heavenly state, with the advent of which the present state will be done away as expressed in that very passage (1 Corinthians 13:12): "We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face."
Reply to Objection 2. As Augustine says (Contra Faust. xix, 31), Montanus and Priscilla pretended that Our Lord's promise to give the Holy Ghost was fulfilled, not in the apostles, but in themselves. In like manner the Manicheans maintained that it was fulfilled in Manes whom they held to be the Paraclete. Hence none of the above received the Acts of the Apostles, where it is clearly shown that the aforesaid promise was fulfilled in the apostles: just as Our Lord promised them a second time (Acts 1:5): "You shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence": which we read as having been fulfilled in Acts 2. However, these foolish notions are refuted by the statement (John 7:39) that "as yet the Spirit was not given, because Jesus was not yet glorified"; from which we gather that the Holy Ghost was given as soon as Christ was glorified in His Resurrection and Ascension. Moreover, this puts out of court the senseless idea that the Holy Ghost is to be expected to come at some other time.
Now the Holy Ghost taught the apostles all truth in respect of matters necessary for salvation; those things, to wit, that we are bound to believe and to do. But He did not teach them about all future events: for this did not regard them according to Acts 1:7: "It is not for you to know the times or moments which the Father hath put in His own power."
Reply to Objection 3. The Old Law corresponded not only to the Father, but also to the Son: because Christ was foreshadowed in the Old Law. Hence Our Lord said (John 5:46): "If you did believe Moses, you would perhaps believe me also; for he wrote of Me." In like manner the New Law corresponds not only to Christ, but also to the Holy Ghost; according to Romans 8:2: "The Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus," etc. Hence we are not to look forward to another law corresponding to the Holy Ghost.
Reply to Objection 4. Since Christ said at the very outset of the preaching of the Gospel: "The kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matthew 4:17), it is most absurd to say that the Gospel of Christ is not the Gospel of the kingdom. But the preaching of the Gospel of Christ may be understood in two ways. First, as denoting the spreading abroad of the knowledge of Christ: and thus the Gospel was preached throughout the world even at the time of the apostles, as Chrysostom states (Hom. lxxv in Matth.). And in this sense the words that follow--"and then shall the consummation come," refer to the destruction of Jerusalem, of which He was speaking literally. Secondly, the preaching of the Gospel may be understood as extending throughout the world and producing its full effect, so that, to wit, the Church would be founded in every nation. And in these sense, as Augustine writes to Hesychius (Epist. cxcix), the Gospel is not preached to the whole world yet, but, when it is, the consummation of the world will come.
Summa Theologica (I-II, Q. cvi, a. 4)

It was St. Thomas Aquinas who most forcefully condemned the millenarian worldview, which Cardinal Ratzinger described as the idea of an intra-historical fulfilment of the hope which lies only beyond the eschatological judgement. The most dangerous aspect of millenarianism has long been recognized as the fact that this worldview ultimately leads to the development of extreme, revolutionary types of ideologies, which ultimately culminated in the concentration camps and gulags of the 20th century. As the world-renowned millenarian expert Marjorie Reeves notes:

"... although the implicit danger was only slowly realized, once the point had been grasped that the Joachimist hope provided a dangerously revolutionary basis for action, the doctrine of the third status was attacked far more energetically than Joachim's formulation on the Trinity". (Marjorie Reeves, The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages, p129)

It is these secular forms of millenarianism which the Catechism most forcefully condemns. Fr. Iannuzzi and his followers attempt to evade the charge of millenarianism by equating it solely with the doctrine of ancient Chiliasm. This is simply untrue, since the secular forms of millenarianism are singled out for the greatest condemnation in the Catechism. Not whether or not there will be some odd, ethereal form of the Second Coming of Christ for an earthly millennial reign, and that by posing a "spiritual millennium", that the followers of Fr. Iannuzzi can escape the charge of millenarianism. Joachim de Fiore similarly posed an "Age of the Spirit" rather than an coming of a reign of Christ in the Flesh, and was condemned for this idea long ago. 

The Antichrist's deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgement. the Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism, especially the "intrinsically perverse" political form of a secular messianism. (CCC 676)

Cardinal Ratzinger gave a detailed overview of the problems posed by the millenarian worldview in his book Eschatology, which helps to further flesh out his thought when he helped to compose the Catechism:

"The expectation of a wholly just world is by no means a product of technological thought. It is rooted, rather, Judaeo-Christian spirituality. Over against the despair that in all epochs present suffering and injustice occasioned, other cultures defended themselves by invoking such ideas as those of the eternal return or liberation in Nirvana. The contrasting idea of a definitive future salvation, while not exclusively restricted to the Judaeo-Christian sphere, received its most powerful and penetrating formulation there.

The marked intra-worldly character which this idea assumed in the Old Testament led in early Christian times to the supplementing of the transcendent hope for the Kingdom of God by the notion of chiliasm: a thousand-year-long reign of Christ and those who are first to rise with him. The question of the earthly realisation of the promise which this notion suggested became a burning issue for Western Christianity through the work of Joaichim of Fiore - whom we met at the outset of this book. Joachim was convinced that God's plan for his human creatures could triumph only if it also succeeded on earth. It seemed to follow, then, that the time of the Church, as men have experienced it since the apostles, cannot be the definitive form of salvation. Joachim transformed the earlier periodization of history, which reflected the seven days of the week, into the idea of a multiplicand: history contains three times seven days. This he did by linking the venerable inherited schema with the doctrine of the Trinity. In this way, it appeared to be possible to calculate the third "week" of history, the time of the Holy Spirit.

The immanence of this third age created the obligation to work towards it: something Joachim tried to do through his monastic foundations. The mingling of rational planning with suprarational goals, already observable in the Old Testament and in Judaism, now receives systematic form. It will soon slough off the spiritual dreams of Abbot Joachim and emerge into the political history of Europe, where it will take the form of the messianism through planning. Such planned messianism became ever more fascinating as the potential of planning waxed and religion waned, through continuing, inevitably, to form human motives and hopes. Hegel's logic of history and Marx's historical scheme are the end products of these beginnings. These messianic goals in which Marxism's fascination lies rest upon a faulty underlying synthesis of religion and reason. For planning is now directed to goals which are quite disproportionate to planning methods. And so both the goal and the planning suffer shipwreck.

"As early as the patristic Church, steps were taken to eliminate chiliasm through an effort to preserve biblical tradition in its proper form. The Joachimist dispute filled the thirteenth century and, in part, the fourteenth also, ending with a renewed rejection of this particular form of hope for the future. The present-day theologies of liberation belong in this context. But just why did the Church reject that chiliasm which would allow one to take up the practical task of realizing on earth parousia-like conditions. The rejection of chiliasm meant that the Church repudiated the idea of a definitive intra-historical fulfilment, an inner, intrinsic perfectibility of history. On the contrary, it affirms the impossibility of an inner fulfilment of the world. This is, indeed, the common content shared by the various fragmentary pictures of the end of the world offered us by Scripture. The biblical representation of the End rejects the expectation of a definitive state of salvation within history. This position is also rationally correct, since the idea of a definitive intra-historical fulfilment fails to take into account the permanent openness of history and of human freedom, for which failure is always a possibility. In the last resort, such neo-chiliasm expresses a profound anthropological perversion. Human salvation is not to be expected from the moral dignity of man, from the deepest level of his moral personality. Rather we are to set our hopes for it on planning mechanisms, marginal to the authentically human though these may be. The values which sustain the world are turned upside down. A planned salvation would be the salvation proper to a concentration camp and so the end of humanity.

Faith in Christ’s return is, therefore, in the first place the rejection of an intra-historical perfectibility of the world. Precisely in this negative aspect, it is also the preservation of humanity against those who would dehumanize man. Of course, if this thesis-which in itself is, in any case, rationally evident-were to stand alone, then the last word would be with a posture of resigned acquiescence. And so, over and above this preliminary statement, we must add that faith in Christ’s return is also the certitude that the world will, indeed come to its perfection, not through rational planning but through that indestructible love which triumphed in the risen Christ. Faith in Christ’s return is faith that, in the end, truth will judge and love will conquer. Naturally, this victory is won only when we take a step beyond history as we know it, a step further for which history itself yearns. The historical process can only be perfected beyond itself It is where this insight is accepted, where history is lived in the direction of its own self-transcendence, that in each and every case the process of history is thrown open to its fulfilment. Thereby, reason receives its due place, and the duty to act according to measure. Simultaneously, hope also enters into its proper realm, and is not exhausted on the laboratory counter.

The world’s salvation rests on the transcending of the world in its worldly aspect. The risen Christ constitutes the living certainty that this process of the world’s self-transcendence, without which the world remains absurd, does not lead into the void. The Easter Jesus is our certainty that history can be lived in a positive way, and that our finite and feeble rational activity has a meaning. In this perspective, the “antichrist” is the unconditional enclosure of history within its own logic – the supreme antithesis to the Man with the opened side, of whom the author of the Apocalypse wrote:
Behold he is coming with clouds,
And every eye will see him."

(Ratzinger, J. Eschatology: Death and Eternal Hope, pp211-214)

Dealing with the millenarian eschatology espoused by Fr. Iannuzzi remains the single greatest problem which Fr. Piscopo is still duty-bound to address. Explaining the existence of his various business interests and dealings in property is only a secondary issue, and one which I have only recently brought to light. The fact is that Fr. Iannuzzi is widely revered as the intellectual guru of the Divine Will Movement. His ministry is a serious problem which has long since spiralled out of control, and his writings now need to be properly condemned by the Church as millenarian heresy.

The false idea that I am writing under a pseudonym, and various other strange allegations made against me are a bizarre attempt to discredit my work. The fact that I studied divinity at a secular institute cannot be used against me at all. I simply didn't have the time nor money to travel all the way to Maynooth to study theology. My degree is a Batchelor of Divinity (which includes the study of biblical languages), not Batchelor of Arts. The page posted on the website "Benedictine Oblates of the Divine Will" is just a very weird ad hominin attack against me to distract from my very serious findings on the destructive priestly ministry of Fr. Iannuzzi, which now looks like it could turn into one of the biggest scandals to hit the Catholic Church in several years.


Mark W said...

Relative to their exhaustive point about Emmett's name:

I live in the United States. I don't know what country the letter attacking Emmett comes from, but there are parts that sound foreign to an American ear.

In this country, it is not at all uncommon for people to use their middle names instead of their first names. Their ID will be in their full name, but they are known everywhere by their middle names. I have two in my office that live under their middle names. In fact, it's so commonplace these days that it causes me some professional annoyance. I work in a world where I have to use legal names, and tracking down people that live under their middle names is sometimes a bit of extra work that I'd prefer not to deal with. But my point is that it's so common as to cause annoyance on a fairly regular basis. I don't know if this is common practice in Ireland or Europe, but it happens here so often as to be a non-issue.

JMC said...

In most cases, people go by their middle names because their first name is the same as their mother's or father's, and "Junior" is no longer acceptable as something to call someone. And then you have the handful of people who can't stand their first names at all. The character of Tonks may seem funny in the Harry Potter books, but there really are people who are that vehement about never using their first names. I ought to know; I'm one of them. ;D

Mark W said...

So you go by "M"? That's very James Bond of you!


Anonymous said...

Emmett and Mark W,

I am so glad that you both are on top of this! I am happy that the Holy Spirit inspired me to share the email/link with you. I do fear another John Corapi scandal. This entire movement has soured a very close friendship of mine, because of the serious deceits of this priest and his actions. I pray that those who follow this man and his cenacles, will be made wise by the Truth. I pray also for your endeavors, Emmett!!

Mark W said...

I've been looking into it, Anon. Emmett has too. There are a lot of things here that are very...curious. Some of the people I'm asking will take time to respond. We'll know more in a couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

"Fr. Iannuzzi is not currently on the directory of priests in the USA, so he is currently operating without faculties away from his religious congregation..."

Emmett, fyi if a priest is not listed in the Kenedy directory (the directory that you are presumably referring to), that doesn't necessarily mean he has no faculties. You are conflating multiple unrelated issues with this statement.

First of all, the directory is outdated the instant it's printed. Adding and deleting and changing entries after that will have to wait for the next edition.

Secondly, lots of priests visiting the US are "in residence" in parishes for different legitimate reasons, graduate studies for example. Even if they're engaged in ministery in the diocese with the bishop's permission, the bishop doesn't necessarily list them in the directory as clergy of his diocese... because they aren't clergy of his diocese. That doesn't mean they're doing anything wrong.

Additionally, we don't know the terms Ianuzzi's leave of absence, so we don't know what exactly he is supposed to be doing, or what he is permitted by his superiors to do (which are two separate things). A leave of absence isn't a penalty like suspension. No reason why he would be forbidden to celebrate Mass, for example.

Anyway, the term "faculties" is really only relevant to the sacraments of Penance and Matrimony. A priest doesn't need faculties to celebrate Mass or the other sacraments. In any case, who knows, Ianuzzi might be in some diocese with the permission of the bishop, who gave him faculties to hear confessions there.

If he is in a diocese and functioning as a priest, that bishop is effectively his superior, and can/should silence him about Ryden and any other heterodox claptrap that he spouts.

If on the other hand, he's been given leave by his superiors to go live quietly and sort out whatever issues led him to seek the leave in the first place, then he's supposed to be living quietly. So if he's nonetheless speaking out about Ryden etc. and using the title "Father" to indicate that he is speaking as a Catholic priest, then his religious superior in Rome absolutely is responsible for what he says/does, and should do something about it.

The man sounds like a mess. His religious superiors sound like they are eschewing their responsibility for his wellbeing, which is sad. Rather like parents who do nothing while their teenager gets into trouble and destroys himself.

chris said...

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Unknown said...

So then, what can we make of this prolonged Marian age if it isn't to lead to a great event which will make clear the veracity of Catholicism to an unbelieving world?

chris said...

For many years there have been rampant references to a letter Padre Pio was supposed to have written, predicting and describing the dire things that will happen during a coming Three Days of Darkness, and what one is to do to be safe from this chastisement. Despite the many denials and corrections -- that Padre Pio did not make this prediction -- by the Capuchins of Padre Pio's friary in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, who knew him well and knew him best, this false story still persists today, out of control. It just keeps being repeated as though it's an absolute fact.

JMC said...

Whether Padre Pio ever said anything about the three days of darkness, I don't know. But I do know that that prophecy is actually quite old; several medieval saints foretold it. Some of us believe it is to be a literal three days of darkness; others believe it is figurative. Whichever is the case, the measures we are told to take to remain safe during this particular chastisement are actually quite simple, unlike some other elaborate (and expensive!) preparations other spurious predictions tell people to make. Having blessed candles in the house is always a good idea anyway, and ditto holy water. Whether is particular prophecy is true or not, if it spurs people to do things they should be doing anyway, where's the harm?

chris said...

Tabernacle seems to glow in Medjugorje

chris said...

Fatima- The Secret Still Silenced

The Fatima - The Secret Still Silenced is excellent. While the Vatican has not released the final part, the 3rd secret of Fatima is no longer a secret because it was revealed by Our Lady of Akita in 1973. Fr. Gruner at 43 to 53 seconds in this documentary notes that the Third Secret is known by "some of us." The 1973 messages and miracles were authenticated by the Catholic Church in 1984. The free Akita and the Fatima Secret documentary is a must watch film for Christians and non-Christians. For more information Google the film or go to the Teach Peace Foundation

chris said...


chris said...

Fr. Martin: 3rd Secret of Fatima, "Apostasy & Chastisement"

Father Martin on Art Bell's Radio Show in the late 1990's was asked how far away is the fruition of the real 3rd secret of Fatima (which concerns the "formalized" One World Religion/New World Order BUT also Planet X's arrival)? The answer he gave was that it was no later than 20 years away. 2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of Fatima. Prepare your soul well now...

chris said...

"We have the promise from heaven that peace would come to the world by this explicit means: the solemn and public Consecration of Russia (by the Pope) in union with the Catholic bishops of the world."

has not been done!!!

chris said...

was a line from La SALETTE CENSORED???????

Fr. Gregory Hesse, S.T.D., J.C.D., S.T.L., J.C.L., Canon Lawyer, Doctor of Thomistic Theology, Lifelong Friend and Personal Secretary of Cardinal Stickler at the Vatican from 1986-1988 gives a no-nonsense, intelligent, learned, and witty exposition and explanation of relevant topics facing contemporary faithful Catholics. Fr. Hesse got to know approx. 45 cardinals while studying and working in Rome for 15 years and he has an uncanny and substantial knowledge of many things. You would be hard-pressed to find another theologian quite like him. A breath of fresh air in today’s widespread climate of many weak, ignorant, and naive clerics and theologians, he was affectionately called by several of his friends during his life “the bull in the china shop.” His example, testimony, and insights no doubt played and will play an important role in Catholic thought and development. Listen to find out why.

chris said...

LaSalette part missing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chris said...

Fr. Hesse on the Real Third Secret of Fatima (Professionally Remastered)


chris said...

if you can't listen to all 1:20:00 on is the meat

chris said...

No harm JMC
earthquakes in divers places etc..
I am still unsure if these foretold the end of the age, the end of time, the time when 30% of the earths population willl be killed through war, when the devil is freed to be on earth............

Mark W said...

Chris - where did you find this Fr. Hesse? He is...interesting. I'm not sure what to make of him yet.

My problem with things like this - that line from La Salette that was supposedly omitted/removed/suppressed - is that there seems to be NO other source for this than Fr. Gregory Hesse. If such a thing had legitimately happened, then you'd think there would be others talking about it. But Malachi Martin didn't even go so far as this. At least, there doesn't appear to be any other source corroborating the story that I've found.

And Malachi Martin himself is a rather dubious source, to say the least. He downplayed certain occult practices - you'd have to dig to find the Art Bell interview - and accepted certain things that simply didn't make much sense. But there is always something about what he says that makes a certain amount of sense. I'm not saying that you should discount what Martin says, but to discern it VERY carefully before accepting it at face value. The same should be said doubly for Hesse.

In history, we judge sources - in part - based upon whether or not they had access to the facts they report. If they did not, then it's pretty simple to discount them. Martin did have access to what he claimed - he was in the right place at the right time and knew the right people. Hesse claims access through others, including Martin, but I don't see any indication that he was in the right place at the right time, though he may or may not have known the right people. You also look for corroboration of their claims, and in this you have none of note for either. I'm highly skeptical of both of them, but not willing to throw them out entirely.

chris said...

Mark W

There are several talks of his on u tube. He became a priest the yr JP2 was shot.
I am much a fan of malachi, read most of his books. I do not believe the stuff that was spread about him.. In fact, that's credence for me. Just a coincidence that he "died" right before secret was released as he was a reader of it and could dispute??

As for Fr. Hesse, in the video which mentions this fact about La Salette, he mentions the sources. He is quite old school conservative.

There is a talk where he speaks of the secret. you won't believe it has been released aftwer listening.. he makes the argument that the secret speaks of changing the mass.

If you can't find it let me know and i will post it.

chris said...

Fr. Gregory Hesse, S.T.D., J.C.D., S.T.L., J.C.L., Canon Lawyer,
Doctor of Thomistic Theology,
Lifelong Friend and Personal Secretary of Cardinal Stickler at the Vatican from 1986-1988
gives a no-nonsense, intelligent, learned, and witty exposition and explanation of relevant topics facing contemporary faithful Catholics.

Fr. Hesse got to know approx. 45 cardinals while studying and working in Rome for 15 years and he has an uncanny and substantial knowledge of many things. You would be hard-pressed to find another theologian quite like him. A breath of fresh air in today’s widespread climate of many weak, ignorant, and naive clerics and theologians, he was affectionately called by several of his friends during his life “the bull in the china shop.” His example, testimony, and insights no doubt played and will play an important role in Catholic thought and development.

Fr. Hesse discusses about one line that he knows of in the message of Our Lady of La Salette that has been censured universally. This line was that Our Lady said that in the century we are experiencing now (21st century) there will be “two worm-ridden Popes”.

chris said...

Is the Church Indefectible given the current crisis?

Fr. Gregory Hesse (Canon Lawyer, Doctor of Thomisitic Theology and former secretary to Cardinal Stickler) explains what is meant by the 'Indefectibility of the Church' in light of the confusion following Vatican II, the Scandals, the New Mass, Sedevacantism, etc. This is a very eye opening and powerful short clip which was taken from a full talk he gave entitled, "Papal Infallibility: Fact vs Falsehood" which can be purchased in its entirety at - I highly recommend the CD, it is packed with great information on the history of Popes who fell into error or heresy as well as what the Dogmatic Definition of Papal Infallibility truly means.

chris said...

Fr. Hesse: Papal Infallibility - Fact vs. Falsehood

chris said...

If such a thing had legitimately happened, then you'd think there would be others talking about it.

Do we hear of others speaking of the 3rd secret? few have read it, few want to go against the papal hidden power.

LaSalette--who has i st order info today? Who will go against papal power?

Revelation speaks of a joined religious and political union
A new world order with the blessing of a prominent religion. Who will believe that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chris said...

Mark W

I quote from Martin's book, THE KEYS OF THIS BLOOD, page 632 paragraph two

"Most frighteningly for John Paul,he had come up against the irremovable presence of a malign strength in his own Vatican and in certain bishop's chanceries. It was what knowledgeable Churchmen called the "superforce." Rumors, always difficult to verify, tied its installation to the beginning of Popo Paul VI's reign in 1963. Indeed Paul had alluded somberly to "the smoke of Satin which has entered the Sanctuary""

It seems this period noted the slide of filth which entered the church and has festered to our day.

This black boheamath has caused fear to anyone who might speak out against its aims.

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Remnant Clergy said...

The real heresy is believing that Francis is a faithful pope.

Rogério Maciel said...

Oh, "Francis" is the "saint" and the bishop the "evil"?

Francis is The Impostor!The fruits he shows are Rotten and and smell like Hell.

And you seem to be Wrong, or , perhaps, you are one of his servants...servants of