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How to be a Catholic: Episode #11: The true Holy Spirit and how to serve Him

In this episode, Br. Bugnolo remarks on the Charismatic Movement, its goals and methods, and shows how true worship of the Holy Spirit leads us in entirely another direction.

Those involved in the “Charistmatic Movement” will have a hard time accepting what Brother says, just like drug addicts have a hard time listening to a discourse on mortification and the immorality of seeking pleasure.  But the truth has to be spoken, especially today, on the Solemnity of the Holy Spirit.

Does one cease to be a Christian because one has been DeathVaxxed?

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

In every grave controversy, there are always legitimate questions about the consequences of moral actions.  This is especially true in the Church, since we are a divine-human society in which we recognize the existence of sin, fault, punishment and moral responsibility.

Many are asking serious and valid questions, and few are giving the answers. We have been much preoccupied with understanding what is going on, what is the truth, and what are the lies, and what is really in the Covid “vaccines”, that few have had time to think about the other questions.

So let’s confront them head on.

If you were deathvaxxed, does that mean you are no longer a Christian?

It is obvious that nearly no one, who received the jabb, had due informed consent, when they received the DeathVaxx. BigPharma did not even tell us what was in it. This had to be discovered by open minded true scientists working seperately, as soon as they could obtain samples of the serums.

And no one in the world, clearly, has been told at the time of the jab, what was in it: that it contains 40 factors which will lead to immediate or premature death, that it turns you into a transhuman, that in installs a 5G compatible routing network in you, to monitor your vital signs etc..

So, since no one is guilty in the sight of God for a sin, when they were unaware of the moral quality of the choice they were making, the mere fact that you have received the jab, does not mean you have ceased to be a Christian, since that would require rejection of Christ or of God.

However, it is one thing to answer the question as to whether you have received it, it is another to answer the question as to whether you willingly took it.

Because many elderly, infirm, or incapacitated persons were given the jab without being asked if they wanted it,  or with the counsel of someone whom they trusted but who was totally uninformed, and took it nevertheless.  So these truly consented to receive the jab, but they never truly consented to receive what is in the jab.  So if they sinned, it was by undue credulity in the person they trusted. Others had many opportunities to be informed and refused to listen or chose to be deceived. But if the person they trusted was a parent or child or close friend, they probably have no moral fault for the decision.  The fault for their being jabbed then, would be nearly or totally that of the person who counseled them to take it.

And here we come face to face with the case of Pope Benedict XVI, whom Archbishop Ganswein — a known public liar — says received not only the DeathVaxx, but even the 3rd booster, “out of conviction”.  The problem with that affirmation, in addition to its untrustworthy source, is that as Tosatti recently revealed, Pope Benedict XVI has been denied all outside sources of information for 8 years, except those Ganswein allows him to have. So if there is any sin or fault here, its totally that of Ganswein.  Pope Benedict XVI must be presumed innocent, just like any elderly person in a retirement home, and probably more so, because he cannot even watch TV or use the internet.

However, if you know the DeathSerum makes you trans-human, and you take the jab anyhow, then clearly you have committed apostasy and are no longer a Christian, since a Christian is bound by the covenant God made with us in making us.  He alone is our God, Creator and Lord, and it is not permitted to a Christian to break that covenant.  Indeed, all who have, cannot be Christians or become Christians, unless they repent of that sin.

Are all Popes, Cardinals, Bishops, Priests and Deacons, still such, if they received the jabb?

Once again, it depends on informed consent. If they did it to become a transhuman, then, they are clearly apostates and hold no longer any office or dignity or munus in the Church. A pope would no longer be pope, a Cardinal would no longer be a Cardinal, and Bishop would no longer be a Bishop of the Catholic Church.

However, if they were deceived into thinking it was a mere vaccine, then their level of moral responsibility depends on what they were capable of knowing and what due diligence they took before taking it.

Because, just  as in the case of every medicine and medical procedure, that might kill you, if you take it, without doing anything to investigate the risk, you are morally responsible for your own death, to some degree. But such carelessness or imprudence does not make you an apostate or cause you to be put out of the Church in virtue of canon 1364 (for heresy, apostasy or schism).

Will all who took the jab, be damned?

Once again, it depends on the decision they made. If after being jabbed, they find out what is in the jab and still consent to having been jabbed, they they will be damned for the sin of suicide and rebellion against their Creator.  But if they were totally unaware of that and died by a sudden death, then they are victims.  Fools maybe, but innocent victims in proportion to the greatest of their ignorance and incapacity to understand they were being lied to.

Is the jabb the Mark of the Beast?

From all the information, which is available to me, and from my studies in theology and sacred scripture, I would say most certainly that the Covid “vaccines” must be regarded as the mark of the beast and most likely are the mark of the beast, and that all who have taken them, knowingly or not, are now in a spiritual manner in the power of Satan and his minions in a manner much more real and actual than any sinner has ever been in history.

But I do not think that it is the mark, in the sense that one cannot repent of it.  However, if you got a true DeathSerum injected into you, you need to prepare your soul, for you will be dead sooner than you think.

We know from Scripture, itself, in the Apocalypse, that God will send horrible punishments upon mankind for the sin of taking the Mark, but that God by these punishments wants that men repent. Therefore, it is a truth of Scripture that He will give the grace of repentance and accept repentance even for that sin.

 

How to be a Catholic: Episode #9: How to choose the City of God

In this episode, Br Bugnolo comments on Apocalypse 18:4-8:

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying: Go out from her, my people; that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and the Lord hath remembered her iniquities. Render to her as she also hath rendered to you; and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup wherein she hath mingled, mingle ye double unto her. As much as she hath glorified herself, and lived in delicacies, so much torment and sorrow give ye to her; because she saith in her heart: I sit a queen, and am no widow; and sorrow I shall not see. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine, and she shall be burnt with the fire; because God is strong, who shall judge her.

Yes, Christ was born on December 25: Here is the proof

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The Christmas Creche at the Vatican, December 2019, awaiting the Birth of the Child Jesus.

UPDATED ON JAN. 2, 2022

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo

In this Article I will collect all the pertinent evidence. As I am trained in Cultural Anthropology, I will proceed by a forensic method.

Universal Christian Tradition

… holds that Christ Jesus, the Eternal Son of God, was born of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a grotto of Bethlehem, in the early hours of December 25, in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus, while Saturinus was governor of the Roman Province of Syria (which held jurisdiction over Iudaea), and Herod the Great, King, at Jerusalem.

The forensic requirement to disprove the universal tradition, therefore, must be of the highest level. Namely, those who claim that Christ was NOT born on December 25th have to prove their claim. The presumption of right is with tradition.

For this reason, I am not going to presume the tradition is false or wrong. I aim to cite the evidence which is known that corroborates it.  I am not a Cartesian who thinks that an a priori doubt makes an investigation scientific, because it actually obstructs an impartial consideration of the evidence, wherein there should neither be doubt nor prejudice to either side of the outcome.  Nevertheless, I am an anthropologist, so I know that the universal Christian testimony of the ages is EVIDENCE which cannot be discounted.

In such an investigation, we look for evidence which requires that the birth of Jesus be no later than an no earlier than. These two limits or time points, are called the non postquam and the non antequam, or the point not after which, and the point not before which, respectively.

The Life of King Herod sheds light on the Non Postquam

The narrative in the Gospel of Saint Matthew cites some important historical facts. Let’s begin with the visit of the Magi to the court of Herod. The presupposition of this testimony of Saint Matthew is that Herod was holding court at Jerusalem.

Herod, at the end of his life had very poor health and knew his end was near. At the same time he grew arrogant and insisted on imposing his religious views upon the Jews of Jerusalem. Herod was half jew and mixed-in pagan practices. He went so far as to set up an image of the imperial Roman Eagle above the gate of the Temple, at the entrance to the Court of the Gentiles. This was outside the Temple precinct, but it outraged the zealots. Their rabbis convinced their young men to tear it down. This caused a riot and Herod had the rabbis and the young men who participated in stealing the image sent to Jericho to be executed. They were executed, by being burnt alive, on the night of a Full Moon. We know of these events from Josephus Flavius’ history of the era, entitled the Antiquities, Book XVII, chapter VI, n. 5.

We can deduce several things from Josephus’ account: Herod was still in Jerusalem when the zealots were executed. He was capable of great brutality just as Saint Matthew says. And that the execution took place on January 10, 1 B.C.. (Note that after 1 BC comes 1 AD, there is no year 0), because that is the only Full Moon visible at Jerusalem in this period.

According to historians, Herod left for Jericho, to partake of its curative waters some time no later than the mid of February of the same year.  This means that the Magi had to have found Herod at Jerusalem no later than Mid February, 1 B.C.  This is the non postquam, since the Magi could not have visited both the Child Jesus and Herod after mid February, 1 B.C..

Tradition holds that the Magi visited Christ on the Epiphany, which is on January 6th.

This non postquam is confirmed by the Roman Historian, Macrobius, in his Saturnalia, Book II, n. 11, where he says that Herod ordered the slaughter of newborns under 2 years of age, at the time of the death of his own son, Antipater.  Antipater died 5 days before Herod, who himself perished on April 8, 1 B.C.. So the slaughter of innocents had to have been ordered after April 2nd and executed before Herod’s death.  — It is interesting to note that Passover took place on April 6, in 1 B.C.. — The loss of his heir, Antipater, would have given Herod strong reasons to seek the slaughter of any rival King of the line of the House of David, thus confirming Saint Matthew’s account.

The non postquam enables us to make a first guess at a non antequam when we add the requirements of the Gospel of Luke who says that after 40 days, Our Lady presented the Child Jesus in the Temple, and then the Holy Family returned to Nazareth. Therefore, the Magi had to visit before the 40th day after the birth of Jesus. This means, that the birth of Jesus had to have been before January 6th, 1 B.C..

The Baptism of Jesus sheds light on the Non Antequam

According to the Gospel of Luke 3:23, we know that Jesus was about 30 years old when He began His public ministry, and that this ministry began with His Baptism by John. John himself began preaching a baptism of repentance in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, according to Saint Luke 3:1. Roman Emperors counted their regnal years from January 1 to December 31, even if they assumed power before January 1. This means that the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar began on January 1, 29 A. D.. This corresponds to the Prophet Daniel 9:25 who said that in 483 years after the issuing of the Decree to Rebuild Jerusalem (issued in 454 B.C.), the Messiah would be revealed.

Hence, counting back 30 years, Jesus was born sometime in the Fall to Winter of 2 B.C..  This means that Christ could not have been born before Sept 21th, 2 B.C..

The prophet Daniel also foretold that the Messiah would be “cut off” after a 3.5 year public ministry (Danial 9:27). This is confirmed by Saint John in His Gospel who records 4 Passovers celebrated by Our Lord (John 2:13, 5:1, 6:4, and 11:55).  This means that Christ’s Baptism occurred sometime after Nov. 8, 29 A.D., and that therefore, His birth has to be after Nov. 8th, 2 B.C..

It was Jewish custom of the time that Rabbi’s did not begin their public ministry until they were 30 years of age. We also know from the Gospel of Saint Luke, that Our Lord fasted for 40 days in the desert before He began His public ministry. Therefore, since Jewish fasts were preparatory, the fast would have had to ended before His 30th birthday.  Hence, the non antequem must be no earlier than December 18th, which is the 40th day from Nov. 8th.

The Temple Service of Zechariah sheds light on the non antequam

We know from the testimony of Saint Luke that the Archangel Gabriel appears to Zechariah while his turn was up for service in the Temple. From the study of Temple practices and the order of the Levites who served there, we know that Zechariah had to have been in the Temple from September 5 to September 11th of the year he served. That means, with travel and other normal delays, that John the Baptist could have been conceived no earlier than the 15th of September, and probably later, since Elizabeth would only be capable of conceiving naturally one out of every four weeks.  We also know that Saint John was 6 months older than Our Lord, according to the same testimony of Saint Luke, when he refers to the time the same Archangel was sent to Our Lady.  This means that Our Lord was conceived not earlier than March 15th, and thus born no earlier than Dec. 15th. This corroborates the calculation derived from Christ’s Fast and Baptism.

Epiphanius’ testimony on Epiphany sheds light on the non postquam

The ecclesiastical writer of the 3rd century after Christ, Epiphanius says that the Feast of Epiphany was established to commemorate the date of the Wedding Feast of Cana, as the beginning of Christ’s public ministry. If we combine this with the 7 days of Saint John’s Gospel, reckoning that these days were after Christ’s birthday, not before it, then we have a non postquam date of Dec. 31st.. This interpretation is more sound, because it can be expected that after 40 days of Fasting, Our Lord would have returned to Nazareth to meet with His Mother, and from Her learn of the Wedding Feast. It also makes sense, in that Our Lady was giving Him the push to reveal Himself, that He would not have done so before his 30 day birthday, lest He violate established custom.

Conclusion

From the historical record, the Gospel Narratives themselves require that we accept that the Birth of Jesus as occurring after Dec. 18th and before Dec. 31st..

Now, the mid-point between the non antequam and the non post quam, in such studies of this kind is the one with the highest mathematical probability of being the correct date. So what is the mid point of December 18th and December 31st ?……   Calculate it for yourself…

Oh, and if Christ was born on Dec. 25, 2 B. C., then he was conceived near or on March 25, 2 B. C., which in that year was the Eighth and Last Day of Passover.

(See dec25th.info for more information)

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WISHING ALL MY READERS, FRIENDS AND ENEMIES,

A MOST BLESSED AND HOLY CHRISTMAS

FULL OF THE GRACES AND MERCIES WHICH
THE ETERNAL SON BROUGHT DOWN FROM HEAVEN
AT THE “FIAT MIHI” OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY!

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POSTSCRIPT

If you have noticed, the evidences point to Christ being born in 2 B.C.. You might ask, “Was not Christ born in the year 0 or 1 A.D.?” — Answer: No, because there is no year 0, the year which follows 1 B. C. is 1 A.D.. — But 1 A.D. begins 1 year and 1 week after the birth of Christ. Why is that? — Answer: Because the regnal year of Emperors begins on January 1st, and only once Christ attains the age of 1, can the regnal year be 1. So the First Year of the Christian era is the first full calendar year in which the Child Jesus is 1 year old. Another way to look at it, is this: the year Zero in which many Christians think Christ would have to be born is really the year 1 B.C., because until the day Christ was born, it was Before Christ’s birth. So, in 2020 A.D., we will celebrate the 2020th year of age, according to His Blessed Humanity, of the Incarnate Word of God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Lord Jesus Christ prophesied the Satanic Scamdemic

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Now that the world is in the death spirals of a global conspiracy to psychologically debilitate, disorientate and control all of humanity and subject them by a state sponsored campaign of misinformation, terrorism and dictatorial threats and decrees, it behooves us Christians to seek counsel in the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for a great battle is upon us, and we will not survive this without Him.

Our Lord warned us of these things the week before He was arrested by the High Priests of the Temple and taken before Pilate, falsely accused, condemned unjustly, whipped to blood, crowned with thorns, and crucified by Roman soldiers upon the hill of Golgotha, outside the holy city of Jerusalem, with His face turned towards Rome.

These are His words, which He uttered in the Temple, at the beginning of April, in 33 A. D. (cited from the English translation known as the Douay-Rheims Bible):

And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and the cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly. 35 For as a snare shall it come upon all that sit upon the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come, and to stand before the Son of man.

(Gospel of St. Luke 21:34-36)

What most commentators until our present times have failed to notice is that these words of Our Lord cannot be applied to the His sudden Return at the end of time, because Our Lord’s Return cannot be called a trap.

Clearly then He is referring to a great deception.

The Apostles confirm and explain this Teaching of Our Lord

And Saint Paul, whom He converted on the road to Damascus and sent as a teacher of righteousness among the nations, explained this prophecy of Our Lord, which was recorded by St. Luke, the disciple and secretary of St. Paul himself. Take note of the passage I have bold faced here in the Apostle’s Letter to the Thessalonians:

For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only [there is] he who restrains now until he be gone, 8 and then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall consume with the breath of his mouth, and shall annul by the appearing of his coming; 9 whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, 10 and in all deceit of unrighteousness to them that perish, because they have not received the love of the truth that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God sends to them a working of error, that they should believe what is false, 12 that all might be judged who have not believed the truth, but have found pleasure in unrighteousness.

(St. Paul, 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12)

Now this is exactly what we are seeing in the Scamdemic. 60-90% of humanity has accepted the lie that there is a Pandemic and that the DeathVaxx is good and necessary, and though we might try to reason with them with facts and evidence, they are impervious to the truth, because they love lying and love lies and have already in their hearts chosen to live according to lies and in lies.

As for Scripture, St. Paul speaks from an Angelic point of view, by attributing to God the sending of the “working of error”. This does not mean that God causes it, but that God permits it as a punishment.

Finally, St. Paul’s term, “a working of error”  or “working of delusion” (ἐνέργειαν πλάνης) is a good description of what we mean by the Scamdemic: a long-belabored plot of lying to deceive the whole world.

So what is this trap and snare of which Our Lord warns us?

He says that those who are given up to the lusts of this world would be at risk, and therefore He urges us to live humble, penitential, mortified and sober lives of faith and prayer to not be entrapped.  Therefore, this snare must include some offer which binds the person who accepts it and brings them to destruction.

St. John the Apostle speaks of this deception and snare in his Book of the Apocalypse. For in Chapter 13:16-18, he makes it clear that there will be a threat upon all of humanity to take a mark, which contains a number, and without it you will not be able to participate in society:

And it causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bondmen, that they should give them a mark upon their right hand or upon their forehead; 17 and that no one should be able to buy or sell save he that had the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of its name. 18 Here is wisdom. He that has understanding let him count the number of the beast: for it is a man’s number; and its number [is] six hundred [and] sixty-six.

This then is the snare or trap. It will be demanded out of the working of error, or long planned system of lies, and it will be demanded of all men on the face of the earth.

And the beloved Apostle clearly indicates that this mark will cause a continual slavery and suffering, and mark which those who are faithful to Jesus refuse because it is contrary to His teaching:

And the smoke of their torment goes up to ages of ages, and they have no respite day and night who do homage to the beast and to its image, and if any one receive the mark of its name. 12 Here is the endurance of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

(Apocalypse 14:11-12)

The Apostle John also tells us the effect of receiving this Mark or character (the Greek work for Mark):

And I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels: Go, and pour out the seven vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. 2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth, and there fell a sore and grievous wound upon men, who had the character of the beast; and upon them that adored the image thereof.

(Apocalypse 16:1-2)

And this is a common effect of the DeathVaxx, a skin rash covering part or all of their body, or tumors which sprout in all parts thereof. But many are also suffering in their bodies in their neurological systems or suffer a biting pain in the chest from myocardial inflammation or heart attacks.

What more do we need to know? Our Lord warned us. We must chose between Him and the DeathVaxx.

The Presentation of Our Lady in the Temple, 2021 A. D..

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Today is the beautiful feast of Our Lady, in which we commemorate the day wherein the Holy Spirit inspired the future Mother of God to consecrate herself to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as a Temple virgin. Today’s feast is one of the oldest in the Church and has been especially commemorated in Monasteries and Convents from the beginning of the Christian era, since it points the way for all Christians in the observance of Christ’s counsel to be chase and pure for the Kingdom of Heaven.

As a Franciscan Brother, I encourage all to consider adoring the Divine Majesty of the Father, and Son and Holy Spirit, by taking a vow of virginity, if you are single, and living solely and purely for the love of Jesus Christ and in service of extending His Kingdom on Earth.

There is no life more beautiful, wholesome, rewarding, and blessed. I thank God that He inspired me to this when I was still a youth. It has been a guiding light for me ever since.

The evangelical counsel to chastity was taught by Jesus Christ to liberate us from the carnal mentality which thinks being a human is living as an animal, and causes all to remember that we have an immortal soul whose destiny transcends the desires of the flesh. It also reminds us that the adoration of God must be chiefly motivated by a personal love and that God’s gave us everything, not for its own sake, but so that in gratitude we might put aside all things and render our complete worship and loyalty to This Generous Creator.

You can find Christ’s teaching about this, addressed to men, in Matthew 19:12 (understanding that by “eunuchs” Christ is referring to men of self control, not to men who were slaved and were mutilated).

Being a virgin is a great way to imitate Jesus Christ, who was a Virgin for our sake, to point us to Heaven  and lead us out of the enslaving disordered lives of sin and lust.

Today’s Feast teaches us to remember also many important truths, such as:

  • That children can have strong faith and make decisions for life which are inspired by God.
  • That those who are especially dedicated to God are considered His special friends.
  • That God speaks to those who are pure of heart.
  • That God considers children and adults as equals before His Throne of Grace.
  • That the adoration of God extends beyond liturgical rules and observances, into our personal life and our most intimate possessions, of body and soul.
  • That the religion of the ancient Hebrews before the coming of Christ was good, holy and especially blessed by God.
  • That there is a continuity not a rupture between Christianity and the religion God instructed Moses to teach to His people, the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

In the image above, the child Mary is depicted ascending the steps of the Temple in Jerusalem about the year 15 B. C.. She would remain there until she espoused St. Joseph of Nazareth, in January of 2 B. C.