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Why the Catholic World needs a Catholic Army this year

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Dear Catholic men, remember that by your Baptism you have been clothed in Christ and now share with Him the duty and vocation to come to the rescue of this world! whether in the common role of a father, the supernatural roles of a priest, religious, hermit or a monk, or the extraordinary vocation of a Catholic Soldier.

Remember, that all our rights as Catholics, to practice our Faith in peace, come from God on the supernatural level, but exist and are recognized on the civil level only by means of the heroic feats and power of the Catholic Soldier.

For Catholic Society cannot exist without the Catholic Soldier and indeed is threatened in its very existence without him. He thus takes on a role which in its own proper manner, temporal and civil and military, is analogous to the role of Christ Jesus Our Redeemer, in his temporal and eternal, hierarchical and civil, peaceful and military vocation to conquer the Evil One and liberate us from the punishment of the eternal slavery of death into which he cast us.

The vocation of the Catholic Soldier is thus a holy one, a noble one, and a most necessary one. All Catholics need to honor them, support them, and help them come into existence, get the training and support they need, open the way for them and let them do their work, so that we might all live in peace and so that in those parts of the world where the order of justice has been so perverted that only military solutions can restore that order, do their work!

If these truths had been preached during the last 200 years, the world would not be in such a dire predicament as it is now. The only way out of a tyranny established by an elite who wants to genocide nearly everyone, and enslave everyone else is by military action: whether rebellion, insurrection, coup d’etat or arrest of all globalist actors.

If we pretend that it will come any other way we delude ourselves with a false concept of humanity. Even the grace of God, without the Catholic Solider, cannot achieve lasting security. Nay, rather, the grace of God shows fruit in a people truly obedient to the Divine Will, when there arises the Catholic soldier to defend the Faith and the Church, or liberate the faithful and the Church.  All who say otherwise are simply fools and useful idiots of the Globalists.

Pacifism is for cowards, and there is no paradise for the coward.

Militancy is for Catholic Saints, and in Heaven there are own crowned the courageous.

How to Become Warriors of God

Introduction by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Before or after watching the video above (click to view) with Andrew Baalman and myself, I urge you to watch the lecture by Yuri Bezmenov on the Soviet Method of Subversion, which I published this morning, which was not invented by the Soviets, because it is in truth the Masonic method of subverting nations away from God. This may seem a very strange recommendation for an article about restoring the spiritual life, but if you watch the lecture to the end, where Mr. Bezmenov explains how to prevent societies from being subverted, you will understand why he is absolutely correct, that it all begins with restoring faith in the Creator of the World, Who made us according to His Image and Likeness and who calls us to eternal life with Him in a world to come.  Only when mankind returns to the adoration and service of this true God can he be saved not only in eternity but also in time.

As a consequence, since we are all victims of a decades long campaign of subversion in preparation for the Masonic Takeover of the World, which I warned you about in my videos Truth 1.0, and Truth 2.0, and which is being enacted and is about to get much worse (as I warned recently, in regard to this Fall, and here in regard to what you need to do materially), it is now most urgent for each and everyone to begin a life of prayer and adoration of the True God and undertake a program of spiritual restoration.

Yuri Bezmenov is quite pessimistic about nations which are subverted already. He does not think they can be restored or saved. But we who know the power of the one true and Living God know that there is hope if we return to Him and there is a restoration of strength and life in Him, since on account of His Infinite Truth, Goodness, Life and Light, all who return to His service and adoration cannot fail but be snatched from error, filled full of good things, revivified spiritually and illuminated against all the lures of darkness.

And this restoration begins with prayer and faith. Not just faith, but prayer. And not just the prayer of the lips but the prayer of the heart which changes the course of your life, the habits of your mind and body, and the decisions to make in everyday life. Spiritual life, quite contrary to the common misguided notions of false leaders, does not regard only the soul or mind, but must flow forth into all the reality which we are as humans and into how we live in our families and towns and nations.

Thus true spiritual renewal is the most revolutionary thing a human being can do who wishes to oppose the demonic, psychopathic, megalo-maniacal plan of the Globalists to exterminate and enslave all humanity, while seizing the property of everything and everyone. For just as their plan is founded upon the denial of all that dignity which makes humans superior to all other physical things, so our battle against their heinous plot must begin with and flow from all that which affirms the unique and metaphysically special dignity and abilities about being a human being.

For we who are Christians, there is an infallible and ever flowing source of this renewal at the foot of Christ’s Cross, where the Eternal Son of the Living God merited All grace and All Mercy.  In that Fountain of infinite merit which rises like a geyser unto the Empyrean Heavens, we can draw forth by humble begging chalices full of the graces we need for complete, perfect and full renewal of ourselves and our families, and our nations., if we only VISIT it frequently on our knees and spend hours with humble begging to gather its waters of everlasting life carefully and abundantly.

We Adore Thee o Christ and We bless Thee,

For by Thy Holy Cross Thou has redeemed the world!

A Great Temptation or Testing has been set before us….

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

We are in a great spiritual test. And it is a test of discernment.

And the trial is not a complex one.

We are being asked, without words, “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

And if think the answer is, “Obey your superiors no matter what”. Then you are a NAZI, not a Christian.

And if you cannot discern when your pastor is a Nazi or Pagan or Satanist, and think being a Christian means obeying without questioning, then you will fail this test, get vaccinated and die within the next few months or years.

But if you know and believe with all your heart and mind that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, is God, and is the Lord of your life, and as Creator holds you in His hand against the forces of the world, the flesh and Satan, you will know that discernment is essential to remaining His faithful disciple. And then you will mistrust politicians, doubt journalists, refuse dangerous medical practices, not put your hope in hospitals or doctors who are paid by the State, and decline the Vaxx, refuse the Mask and ignore the Sanitary Dictatorships ludicrous pharaseism.

Alas, the majority of the Catholic world has already failed this test. And they will most likely find no salvation, because they won’t even admit that they did anything wrong. They have practiced the same false version of Christianity they have chosen and learned to live and love.

All around the world, the Catholic hierarchy and clergy are perfecting the perfidious betrayal of Christ, begun with the refusal to celebrate Easter in 2020, with the insistence their flocks take the Death Vaxx.  They really want you to drop dead and go down to hell with themselves. Such men are not vicars of Christ, but vicars of Lucifer.

But for us who still have eyes to see, Our Lord warns us to see and hear with discernment.

Finally, it is not a sin, but a work pleasing to God, to physically and morally separate yourself from false shepherds. Now more than ever, a Christian needs to take his prayers in private directly to Jesus Christ and ask for the light of salvation, knowing that FROM HIS THRONE OF MERCY AND GRACE one can obtain help in every need and light to solve all problems, IF WE BUT ASK WITH HUMILITY AND PERSEVERANCE.

How to respond to Questions in a Genocidal Dictatorship

On the Biblical Teaching about when it is a sin and when it is a virtue
to tell the false

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

We are all living under a Dictatorship, a genocidal dictatorship which has the aim of exterminating humanity. They are using the claim of a pandemic to establish the laws and medical procedures to justify killing us all. And in this process they are asking us questions to prepare us for death and kill us.

We do not have to cooperate. We can resist. And we do not have to answer their questions as they would like us to.

But how to do this as Christians is something unknown to most since except in times of gravest persecution, this Biblical teaching is rarely explained.

In my recent discussion with Rabbi Weissman I mentioned that when we are asked if we are Vaxxed, we do not have to tell the truth. We can lie.  As my response has incited trolls, I will explain what it means to lie, and when this is a sin and when it is not a sin, or even a virtue.

First, in English the word, “lie” and the verb “to lie” are ambiguous. The former can mean a false statement, or falsehood, or it can mean an intentionally deceptive statement.  The same for the verb.  For this reason the English words cross the boundaries of morality. Since something said is right or wrong, not according only to its content but also according to its intention.

So, to distinguish the moral cases we have

  • To speak the false
  • To be deceptive, mendacious, or to prevaricate

Sometimes when we say, “lie” in English we mean the first, sometimes the second. Many do not understand this or even pay attention to it.

As a translator, I am very sensitive to this problem, which does not exist in Latin, for example.

So in the above mentioned video, when I say, if you are asked whether you are vaxxed or not, to lie, I mean it in the sense of, to speak the false, and I say this for biblical reasons: because no one has the right to ask such a question and thus you have no duty before God to answer it without a mental reservation. Now if it is a friend, or friendly doctor, you can answer truthfully. But if it is a Globalist happy nutcase, policeman or other possible threatening person, you can say you are vaxxed, even if you are not. I did not explain how to say it, so here I will explain this.

If they ask if you were Vaxxed, say yes, and intend that you were vaccinated years ago for some other disease. Or say you were vaxxed, presuming you were during your last PCR swab test, on account of widely reported hidden tech in these swabs.  If they ask by which brand of Vaxx, say you cannot remember, because if you were not or were in your youth, then certainly you cannot remember.  The human imagination and creativity can always invent ways of responding to such questions. Such responses are based on what is called a mental reservation, where you intend to signify something they do not intend to understand and so are mislead or misdirected.

However, when asked before a court or civil authority, whether we believe in God or are Christians, we must answer directly, because in this case we are commanded by Our Lord, who said, “If you deny Me before men, I will deny you before My Father who is in Heaven”.  Our Enemies today want us to regard the NWO as a religion which we can never deny, and so they are trying to invert the categories of sin on the matter of telling the false, which is commonly called “lying” in English.

The case of the Vaxx is the same as the case of a mugging. If a mugger asks if you have money on you, you can say no, when you do, because you can intend that you have no money for him, or that you cannot afford to give him any. Likewise, if you son asks you in which shops they sell pornography, you have not only the duty not to respond truthfully, but you have the duty to divert his question or say the false, such as: None of them (meaning, none that I know of, or none where you can do so without grave sin). Again, in a mental asylum, there are certain persons, to whom, if you said the truth, they would become violent and harm themslves and others, so you must respond withing the reality in which they live, to keep them calm so that they eat their food, wash themselves and not harm others. If your spouse goes into wild rages of jealousy and they ask you with whom you were speaking or what you did, you can use a mental reservation, however, to keep them from sinning. None of this is being deceptive.

None of this regards how we should speak in normal discourse, that is, when we are not asked a threatening question by an untrustworthy person. In all other cases we are gravely obliged to tell the truth and never to use a mental reservation, unless of course those to whom we are talking are not capable yet of accepting the whole truth, because they labor under some grave vice. We must love the truth, because each truth has God as its Exemplar and Author. We should never be mendacious or prevaricate and we should not deceive others. And thus, you cannot morally use mental reservations, for example in matters of religion, commerce, contracts, promises, testimonies etc.. However in a dictatorship you can use it with the police, law courts, etc., if it regards something other than professing Jesus the Lord and His teachings.

So to sum up: Yes, it is a mortal sin to intentionally give an answer which is contrary to what you know to be the truth, WHEN you are obliged to tell the truth to a person who has the right to know the truth. This is strictly speaking the only proper sense of the word, “lie”, when it is say that “lying is a sin”. However, the common use of “to lie” in English does not have all these qualities.  And that is why I said “to lie” in response to such questions as the NWO Gestapo might propose to you.

The problem for non-Catholics who claim to be Christian is that they tend to believe that the Bible was written in a Western Language, and in the English speaking world, that it was written in English. So when they see the word “lie” in Scripture, they distort the teaching of scripture according to their distorted or wrong understanding of the word, “to lie”, since in English we use this word to mean “to speak the false” or “to deceive”.  Whereas the Commandment of God, “Though shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor” is linguistically structured by the Holy Spirit to avoid this kind of manipulation.

This is why, what I have just expounded is the correct understanding of the following passages, which in English are often mistranslated with the ambiguous word, “lie”:

Proverbs 12:22: The actual reading here is not “lying”, but mendacious, which means deceptive, not telling the false.

Hebrews 6:18: The actual reading is not “to lie”, but “to speak falsely, to deceive, to be mendacious, to praevaricate” .

Proverbs 19:9: Here again, the word is not “lies”, but “deceptions” or “mendacities”

Ephesians 4:25: This is said in reference to other Christians who are worthy of trust and merit a true response.

Colossians 3:9: This is said also in regard to Christians. And the word is not “to lie”, but “to deceive or be mendacious”.

Because of this teaching the Fathers of the Church debated whether Abraham told Sarah to “lie” when he instructed Sarah to say that she was his sister (the Hebrew word here means, “sister”, by one or the same parents) not his wife (Genesis 12:11-13).  The case is exactly that which I have discussed above. Those asking him intended to murder him if he was the husband, but on account of this way of responding to his question they might only fornicate with his wife, and not murder him, which would have been a letter sin. Abraham told her to say the false, but he did not lie, that, is, he was not deceptive or mendacious. He said the truth in regard to a question which was not asked (Is this woman your relative?), but those asking their question would have convicted him of lying or being deceptive. In truth they deceived themselves by assuming he meant what they wanted him to say and mean. And he did not. What he said did not harm them, rather it prevented them from committing the greater sin, and thus was moved by charity. It is with the same motive we should tell the false to the Gestapo of the NWO when they ask if we are Vaxxed.

FOOTNOTE: Some Protestants, who call Jesus a liar by refusing to believe Him, when He declared to Simon Peter, “You are Rock and upon this Rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hell will never prevail against Her”, have a psychological need to fault us Catholics as liars — it’s call projection — to justify their separation from the Church Christ founded upon Peter (of whom the Roman Pontiff Benedict is the unique successor) and their opposition to the will of Jesus Christ as regards one Church which has existed from the beginning and ever been called the Catholic Church. And so, it is not infrequent that they attack us Catholics on the point of lying or the use of mental reservations, since as in most things, they deny the meaning of Scripture while exalting themselves as its perfect practitioners and thus fall condemned under the commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor”.

For those who are Death Vaxxed, the only hope left is to recognize Pope Benedict XVI

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

There is no greater folly than to believe a liar, and no greater wisdom than to believe a truth-teller. But the greatest prudence of all is to believe a truth-teller who knows all or who has heard all truth from God.

These are the fundamental epistemological principles upon which faith in the true God is based, that we believe only those things about Him and His Will, which He Himself has revealed through Himself, His Son, His Angels and Saints and the messengers He has approved as worthy through the working of miracles.

And so true are His promises, that we should meditate on them day and night, just as it says in Scripture, that he who meditates upon them day and night is blessed (Psalm 1:2).

Against the Terrible Things to Come, God has promised salvation

And this salvation can be known in these promises of God, if we meditate upon them.

This being the case, I will expound here a great promise of mercy hidden in the promises of God, for all mankind, so that all, in particular those who are vaxxed, may be saved even from the Vaxx, if they but do what God has asked.

Salvation is not possible if you do not think you need it

Salvation is a concept which is incomprehensible to those who think they have no need of it.  No cow, rushing with the herd to a cliff edge, thinks of salvation, precisely because it does not think and simply follows the herd.

Likewise, if a man does simply what the majority of foolish men do, he will arrive at the same destruction as the fool.

This is all the more true during an event of Mass Induced Psychosis, in which we are living. And is it called the Scamdemic by those who see it for what it is.

And a lot of fools violated the first principle of faith in believing liars. But worse than this, these violated the First Commandment of the Law: thou shalt have no strange Gods before Me.  Because in mistrusting God the Creator who created them, and Who created all living things, and Who thus gave them an immune system and a genome which is most marvelous, they chose rather to trust in liars who offered the “all saving” experimental serum, and took the Vaxx which is the mark of adherence of fools to liars, and to the prince of liars, who is Satan, the Beast.

And thus all these have committed a great sin.

God has decreed that all the Vaxxed are to be put to death

And it appears that this great sin has invoked the eternal wrath of God. Because just as there is now about 33% of humanity which has committed this sin of folly and forgetfulness of God, so as Scripture curses them, saying:

« Let them be completely turned unto Hell, all the nations which are forgetful of God », Ps. 9:18.

So, God Has commanded their destruction, as St. John the Apostle foretold long ago, when he warned us of things to come, saying:

“And the sixth angel sounded the trumpet: and I heard a voice from the four horns of the great altar, which is before the eyes of God, [14] Saying to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet: Loose the four angels, who are bound in the great river Euphrates. [15] And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year: for to kill the third part of men.” (Apocalypse 9:13-15)

Now, that these shall be slain because they are enemies of God, we have it from Our Lady at La Salette to Melanie:

20. … Then Jesus Christ by an act of His justice and of His great mercy for the just, will command to His angels that all His enemies be put to death. All at once the persecutors of the Church of Jesus Christ and all men devoted to sin will perish, and the earth will become like a desert.

So, since it’s sane and rational to suppose, that since God has never through his prophets or Saints foretold of two events whereby He will punish a third of humanity with death, it is reasonable to conclude that Our Lady and Saint John the Apostle are speaking about the same thing.

And since about 33% have taken the Vaxx, which is a horrible effrontery to the living God, we rightly conclude that these have by this sin and folly made themselves the enemies of God, and shall be put to death by an extraordinary intervention of God, releasing some sort of Angelic band to slay them.

But is there any hope for those who have been death Vaxxed?

For those who do not repent, there is no hope. As Scripture teaches:

“And hath forgotten the covenant of her God: for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths to hell.” (Proverbs 2:18)

And again,

“Thy pride is brought down to hell, thy carcass is fallen down: under thee shall the moth be strewed, and worms shall be thy covering” (Isaias 14:11)

But for those who do repent, there is hope, as is written:

“If that nation against which I have spoken, shall repent of their evil, I also will repent of the evil that I have thought to do to them.” (Jeremiah 18:8)

The Requirements of Repentance

Repentance is not merely an act of the lips, it must come from the heart and it must be directed against not only the sins we have committed but also the root of those sins.  If we fail in this full repentance, we have never really repented, we have only expressed regret that the root of our sin has brought us to commit sin, which is not repentance, but rather merely a vain and evil regret.

So to repent of taking the Death Vaxx requires rejecting all that lead us to commit that horrible sin against the Creator.

  1. That you trusted liars, more than God.
  2. That you did not believe Scripture which warned us of the mark of the Beast to come.
  3. That you did not refrain from accepting a serum developed from the slaughter of innocents in the womb.
  4. That you believed in the illusions of social media, rather that in the reality before your eyes.

These are the general categories of sin, but to get down to specifics, who is the liar you have believed and who is the man of God whom you have disbelieved.  Who is the man who told you to take the Death Vaxx regardless of the fact that it was made from cells and tech derived from slaughtering children, and who is the man who told you that this was never lawful?

The answer is clear, for us Catholics:  “Pope Francis” told you to take the Death Vaxx. And Pope Benedict XVI told you that it is gravely immoral to take vaccines made from aborted children.

But if you were Death Vaxxed, it is probably because you already believed liars telling you that Bergoglio is the Pope, and refused to believe truth tellers who told you that Benedict XVI is the Pope and that Bergoglio is a raving apostate and heretic, not to be listened to. (All the evidence: here)

So that you took the Death Vaxx was a consequence or result of your first sin of rejecting the true Pope, Benedict XVI, and of accepting a liar as your vicar of Christ, which is a blasphemy against the living God.

And, as a matter of fact, all the Catholics whom I know who recognize Pope Benedict XVI NEVER TOOK THE DEATH VAXX.  And who have taken the Death Vaxx recognize Bergoglio as the Pope.

This is not a mere coincidence.

I do not know of any non-Catholic who recognized that Benedict XVI is the true Roman Pontiff but who took the death vaxx. Rather, they all seem to believe that Bergoglio is the pope.

And Our Lady indicated that this was the root of their sin at Fatima

Our Lady told us many things at Fatima, which Sr. Lucia faithfully reported. And in these revelations and promises, I find confirmation of what i have just expounded.

For at Fatima, Our Lady said there is no salvation for the world in the evils which are about to befall it (after 1917 A. D.) except in Her Immaculate Heart, and as a remedy for all these evils, God wills that Russia be consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart.  And that if this is done by the true Pope, Russia will be converted to the Catholic Faith as a sign to the nations.

But what does conversion mean, but entering into full ecclesial communion with the true Roman Pontiff.  And the true Roman Pontiff is Pope Benedict XVI.

But what is the great evil which Our Lady warned us against, if Russia is not converted?

This is well known. Our Lady’s exact words, as told us by Sr. Lucia Santos are thus:

“Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer and various nations will be annihilated.”

And one of these chief errors, spread by Russia, was “evolutionism”, which convinced many to believe that God was NOT their creator and that man could make himself better by technology.

So Our Lady said the ultimate punishment from God will be the annihilation of nations. And we know that there are already many nations which are more than 66% death vaxxed.  We know also that the experts who are truth tellers say that all who are death vaxxed will be dead in 3-10 years because of its destructive effect on their immune system, on their blood circulation and on their organic integrity.

So Our Lady at Fatima was warning us of the Death Vaxx.  She also warned us about the Bishop in White in the time of a true Pope. She also warned us that the Holy Father and many Cardinals, Bishops, religious and faithful would be murdered by bullets and arrows.  Many thought these words were literal, but perhaps they are metaphors for the Death Vaxx, which, according to reports has been given to Pope Benedict XVI by Bergoglio’s henchmen and to many such persons.

The conclusion we can derive from Our Lady’s teaching at Fatima is this:  that all who convert to the true Pope will be saved through Her Immaculate Heart.  All who repent of being separated from the true Pope will find God’s Mercy in the only way He has promised it to our age.

Return to Benedict XVI if you want to be saved

We know from the infallible teaching of Pope Boniface VIII in his bull, Unam Sanctam, that for salvation it is necessary for all men to recognize the true Pope and submit in faith and ecclesial communion with him.  Thus, we can say that the teaching of Our Lady at Fatima is precisely a case study of this truth, that is, a reaffirmation of this promise of salvation.

And this means, that for the Death Vaxxed, there is hope IF:

  1. They repent of their sin against God the Creator, right reason and all men of good will who told them otherwise, of taking the Death Vaxx.
  2. That they confess this sin and its root, the rejection of the true Roman Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI.
  3. That they dedicate themselves to the Immaculate Heart of the Holy Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin, and beg Her for the miracle of God’s salvation from the death vaxx.

And to do this, they need to go to confession to a Priest in communion with Pope Benedict XVI, who alone would grant them the absolution which they need, to be loosed from the terrible sentence of destruction, which God has indicated from of old, against all His Enemies.

And they can be confident even of miracles, because if they confess their sins, thus, they will no longer be the enemies of God. And Our Lady expressly told Melanie at La Salette, that Her Son would send His Angels to slay “God’s Enemies”.  And thus, if confessed, they are no longer His enemies. And this is so certain, that Our Lord told St. Margaret Marie Aloqoque, in regard to sins which we truly repent of and confess, “I myself as God remember them no more”.  So since He does not remember them as God, He cannot as God order their punishment by His Justice. Ergo.

In this exposition, I have cited only Scripture, facts, approved apparitions and Papal teaching.  I therefore hold its conclusion to be certain.  And I do believe that if the faithful beg God for miracles of mercy, according to these truths expounded above, that even those who have taken the Death Vaxx, can, if they repent, obtain the miracle of not dying from it, if not from eternal damnation for the sin of taking it.  There is no other known hope.

Let us therefore, be Apostles of Mercy, and preach hope.

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me! Amen.

Let us not fear the death of the body, let us fear the death of the soul

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

God has not created us for this world, but has intended us to be capable of the world to come. He has graced us beyond all graces in raising us to the dignity of His adopted sons in Baptism and in saving us from the servitude of Satan by the power and grace merited by His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, upon His Cross.

Thus, let us not fear more the death of the body, than the death of the soul.

The body is born once and it will die.

But the soul is created by God and will exist forever.

Ours is the choice of whether to have a soul which will be eternally dead and damned, burning in the inferno of Hell with Satan.

Or, to have a soul which will be eternally alive and blessed, beholding God face to face in the beatitude of Heaven, with the joyous company of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and all the Angels and Saints.

If we, at the contemplation or consideration of our own mortality, can naturally incline to sadness at the only thing worthy of it in this world: losing the companionship of our loved ones in this world, we should tamp that down, with the consideration, that if we but die as God’s friends in the state of grace, we shall be taken into a much more perfect communion of the Saints, who are closer to our loved ones than we can ever be in this world.

For the faithful Catholic, physical death is not the end, nor is life in the world to come to be presumed.

We must confess all our mortal sins and repent of all our sins. We must do penance and good works and atone for our wrong doings.

But let us never fail in our hope in the God Who had descended from Heaven and died for us and called us into the wonderful Kingdom of His Love, apart from which there is no salvation: which Kingdom in this world is the Catholic Church.

After death comes only judgement, in life there is yet abundant mercy.

Let us live in such a way as to merit, not a demotion or end in death, but a promotion and ticket to the greatest party and feast in all the universe: the Empyrean Heaven.

I thank you all for praying for me, but pray more for the graces to continue or begin in such a life of hope. If God be knocking at my door, it is a knock I have been waiting for from my youth, and preparing. May God have mercy upon me, and may my Lady receive my sacrifice.

We are living the Ninth Chapter of the Book of the Apocalypse

SCRIPTURE from the Douay Rheims Bible IN BLACK, Commentary by Br. Bugnolo in Red

The Fifth Trumpet

1And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit.

In 1908, a star fell to earth. Not a star in the modern astronomical sense of the word, but in the biblical sense.  It was named the Tunguska Event. It occurred on June 30, 1908 (06/30/1908) in Tunguska, Siberia, in the territory of modern Russia, which was then part of the Russian Empire. Today experts believe it was a comet. There were no human witnesses to the immediate event, but those in the vicinity even at great distances heard it, and there were definitive signs for years afterwards. You can read more about it here.

Now what this bottomless pit be, is explained in the next verse.

2And he opened the bottomless pit: and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit. 3And from the smoke of the pit there came out locusts upon the earth. And power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power:

Thus, this bottomless pit to me seems to be a place of biological experimentation where there is no depth of depravity the scientists will stop at.  This pit, may be a real institute, or it may represent corrupted medical research. In fact, at the Rockefeller University in the early 1900’s they began testing vaccines and studying how to use them to kill off humanity. The menigitis vaccines developed there and administered by Dr. Frederick L. GATES, is now known to be the direct cause of the Spanish Flue which killed 20-60 Million in 1919-1922.

Meanwhile, in the last months of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler, who was funded by the New York City Bankers, including Rockefeller, said that his party, which they created, would return in 100 years as a new religion. His party was founded in 1919.

And in fact these same NYC banks funded Bill Gates rise to wealth and backed his investment into vaccine technology more than 10 years ago (counting from 2021)

But now we come to the Corona Vaccines, which were developed as early as March 2019 according to Dr. Martin patent investigation. A vaccine containing syringe to the Apostle John might seem to be a locust, because it has a stinger, and if you crush the syringe liquid comes out. They all look alike, and there are billions of them, and they travel in shipments (swarms).  That they come out of this bottomless pit, is obvious, since they are created by a medical industry which has no morals whatsoever, and as the Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates admit, are designed to genocide humanity.

4And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree: but only the men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads. 5And it was given unto them that they should not kill them; but that they should torment them five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man. 6And in those days men shall seek death, and shall not find it: and they shall desire to die, and death shall fly from them.

These Vaccines were based on chimeric science, where parts of different living organisms are melded together.

7And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle: and on their heads were, as it were, crowns like gold: and their faces were as the faces of men. 8And they had hair as the hair of women; and their teeth were as lions: 9And they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was as the noise of chariots and many horses running to battle. 10And they had tails like to scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months.

The Vaxx campaign is faililng, because after about 5 months no one who has not yet taken it, wants it.  And what is the purpose of this campaign, to exterminate humanity, thus:

And they had over them 11A king, the angel of the bottomless pit; whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek Apollyon; in Latin Exterminans,

12One woe is past, and behold there come yet two woes more hereafter.

And now for the next woe, which will be God’s punishment upon all who took the vaxx willingly.

The Sixth Trumpet

13And the sixth angel sounded the trumpet: and I heard a voice from the four horns of the great altar, which is before the eyes of God, 14Saying to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet: Loose the four angels, who are bound in the great river Euphrates.

So watch carefully the news from Mesopotamia. The Horsemen cometh, and they cometh from the Euphrates river.

15And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year: for to kill the third part of men. 16And the number of the army of horsemen was twenty thousand times ten thousand. And I heard the number of them. 17And thus I saw the horses in the vision: and they that sat on them, had breastplates of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone, and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions: and from their mouths proceeded fire, and smoke, and brimstone. 18And by these three plagues was slain the third part of men, by the fire and by the smoke and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. 19For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails. For, their tails are like to serpents, and have heads: and with them they hurt.

Slightly more than one third of humanity has now taken the Vaxx willingly. And in the secret which Our Lady revealed to Melanie, Our Lord to punish “His enemies” will send His holy angels to slay them all. Whether by supernatural intervention or by sending a common cold which will kill those whose immune systems have been destroyed by the Vaxx, I do not know.

20And the rest of the men, who were not slain by these plagues, did not do penance from the works of their hands, that they should not adore devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and wood, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21Neither did they penance from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their fornication, nor from their thefts.

This last is a warning to all of us who have not been vaxxed. We need to do a lot more than simply staying in good physical health. We need to repent of seeking and adoring anything else, but the Most Holy Trinity of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Get  yourself right with God. Make a good confession, as it may be your last.

The Masonic Lodge, MkUltra, Population control & the project to damn as many souls as possible

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

One of the most demonic projects of modern times is the Masonic goal of destroying human civilization through the spread and diffusion of pornography.

Pornography is the most alluring and destructive psychological manipulation tactic that the worshipers of Satan have used, because it exploits a natural tendency of mankind and repurposes it to the destruction of self and others, the degradation of the image of God in man, and the sterilization of cultures.

The Masonic Lodge, as I have mentioned many times, is a coven of perverse psychopaths. They may very well also be the sons of witches, so great is their devotion to evil. And yet the higher and knowledgeable levels of Freemasonry keep many of the lower levels in the dark, so that just as carnal men cannot understand their betrayal of God through carnal sins or omissions, so they can lead the most men and women possible into their network of control and power, for the damnation of all of humanity.

To join any society which does not name Jesus Christ as the sole savior and require faith in the God Whom He has revealed, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is a grave sin of rebellion to God and already merits a certain sort of dark sin which opens the doors to psychopathy and diabolic possession.  And thus, it is the very existence of the Masonic Lodge which fulfills is primary purpose of existence.

But the use of pornography to attain these goals is central to the way Freemasonry recruits members and obtains control of them. They associate with non-freemasons in every social context possible, and form friendships with other men and women. Then they admit that they practice some sort of deviant sexual behavior and many even list such behaviors to discover to which one the non-mason is lured most. Then they offer access to such perversions and use that knowledge to blacklist and control the non-mason, even if afterwards he does not join the Lodge.

The legalization and diffusion of pornography is thus a key element in Masonic world domination. The upgrading of the Internet in the 90s to contain images allowed the internet to become the “web woven over all the nations” — as Isaiah calls death — to push pornography into the view of all human beings, of whatever gender or age.

The recent push by Globalists to isolate everyone and to make them dependent on the internet and cellphone with graphic abilities are thus not casual accidents but rather part and parcel of the program to enslave all souls to Satan through impurity.

Our Lady warned us against this at Fatima, when she said the majority of souls who go to Hell, go there because of sins of impurity.

God the Creator hates impurity because it repurposes the greatest natural power he has given mankind — that of participating with Him in the creation of a new human person — and redirects this to purposeless and addictive self-gratification and the destruction of family life.

In fact, if you have had the misfortune of knowing anything about pornography, none of it has anything to do with a husband and wife, and all of it is designed to make the person who looks upon it addicted to forms of venereal activity which cannot produce life, or if they could, would do so outside of the family, so that the child conceived could become more easily controlled by Masonic institutions.

Pornography is as much a mythology as it is a perversion. As a perversion, there is no right use of it, and he is a fool who thinks otherwise. It is disgusting, shameful, twisted, and created by persons who have so sense of self dignity or any grasp of morality. Its publishers are psychopaths, who aim to make money by destroying families and degrading human beings to a level lower than dogs. And Christians should lobby and vote so that the entire industry be outlawed and its publishers given capital punishment, as all barbarians and enemies of humanity deserve.

Pornography is essentially anti-human, because the intimacy of a human being is something which belongs by right to no one but that person and his or her spouse.  Thus to look upon another human being stripped bare is a violation of that person’s human dignity, even if you do not know who that person is.

Pornography is also a mythology, because nearly everything in pornography contains the promotion of things or behaviors which are highly unsound medically and biologically disordered.  The parts of the human body made for procreation belong only together and not in contact with those parts of the body used for eating or excrementation.  Any idiot can see this. And to obstruct the conception of new life is the greatest attack on one’s own dignity and the greatest robbery of benefits from the prospective father and mother.  Finally, the distortion of the venereal powers, from being directed to conception of a new human person toward pleasure for itself, is a pathological form of psychosis, which can only lead to sociopathy:  the belief that one is not obliged by the moral law in certain cases, which leads to all kinds of criminality and abuse of others and self — and to psychopathy: the belief that there is no moral law and that all things can be allowed.

Pornography also has the aims, thus, of sterilizing nations, exterminating Christian peoples, taking away the basic natural motivations for life, which consist in forming a family and enjoying the unity and benefits of family life. Man without children is a man without purpose who exists only to be enslaved by the purposes of others. He cannot work for his own benefit, since he has no benefit which is truly his own without wife and children.

Pornography is the chief cause of effeminacy. Because instead of seeking a wife and having children, so, so many men prefer simply to abuse themselves or others to have the venereal pleasure without family or children. And a man who takes such pleasure by himself is no different from a sodomite, because there is absolutely no other sexual orientation but the natural one, everything else is a lustful addiction to self abuse or to being abused sexually by others.

Pornography also makes a person cold, soul-less, selfish, vain, empty, proud, unfaithful, undisciplined, inconstant and sick in the mind, prone to exploit others for mere passing feelings.

When you realize how demonic are the forces behind pornography, perhaps then you can turn back to God and beg the grace to be liberated from the terrible vice of condoning it in any manner.  Many want to be freed from this, but because there are so many errors involved in pornography — the more principal ones which I have named above — unless you reject all these errors it is easy to fall back into this sin, because of the many breaches of error which have been forced open in the conscience by this sin and wicked practice.

Pornography is so evil that every Christian has the right to destroy porn, even if it is not his own property, whether it be printed, sculpted or in electronic form. Even in the family, every member has the right to insist that no one living under the same roof keep it.

Those keeping porn, themselves, need to recognize that by doing so they are rejecting all that which makes a man a rational, civilized, moral and family-oriented being.

As Christians we need to preach against pornography, blacklist all corporations which promote it, exclude from politics all political parties in favor of it, and seek the prosecution of all politicians and businessmen who allow it for spreading dangerous medical misinformation and for promoting the sexual abuse of minors, where pornography always leads to.

Begin today your own personal war against porn, by removing from your home all that falls under this category, destroying it by fire or breaking CDs or video cassettes which contain it. Install protecting filters on your computer if you have this addiction. And confess this sin and vice as soon as you can, while professing all the truths which it attempts to undermine:  that God our Creator gave us the greatest natural power of procreation which can only be used licitly and effectively and usefully in the procreation of children of our own with our spouse in holy matrimony and which God never intended to be used at any other time for any other purpose, on account of the great dignity of this power and the very nature of man, who is made in the image and likeness of His Creator.

Chose God and hold fast in faith to the wonderful truths and proper use of the powers he has given you. Reject Satan and his minions in the Masonic Lodges, halls of power and economics, and followers in society, and live chastely and uprightly in the sight of the living God.

Finally, we must all remember that the first Divine Command to the human race is this: “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the Earth”.  Thus, if you do not have the vocation to be a priest or monk, you have the divine duty to marry and have children. Padre Pio advised every Catholic couple to have 8 children. Seeing how most have sterilized themselves through porn, abortion and/or other forms of selfishness, I would recommend to each couple to have 16 or 20.  In consequence, this means, that the entire Catholic community should be vigilant to help young people find their future spouse and marry well. We cannot afford to ignore this most important apostolate of promoting the Catholic Family. Catholic employers can do their part, by stop giving to secular causes, and direct all disposable funds to increasing the wages of those workers who have respected God and trusting in His Name by having more children.

Did Pope Benedict XVI receive instruction from St. Hildegard of Bingen for his faux resignation?

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

FRENCH VERSION

In the quest to understand the events surrounding Feb. 11, 2013 A. D., many writers have so far explored nearly every aspect of the events leading up to and following.  But one event which has not yet been explored may have been a crucial influence on the decision making of Pope Benedict XVI.

And it is this.

On October 7, 2012 just 4 months and 4 days before he read out his Declaratio, Pope Benedict XVI declared St. Hildegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church.

That he chose to do this on the Feast of Our Lady of Victories, a. k. a., the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which commemorated in that year the 441st anniversary of the Catholic victory at the Battle of Lepanto, cannot be a mere administrative detail.  Nay, it shows that the doctrine and teaching of St. Hildegard, for Pope Benedict XVI is intimately associated with Our Lady’s Mediation and Intervention in history.

Moreover, on May 10, 2012, in the Month of May, two days after the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel and 3 days before the Remembrance of the First Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, 95 years before, Pope Benedict XVI extended the feast of St. Hildegard to the entire Church, making her a de facto Saint.

But just what this connection could be, needs to be explored.

Who was St. Hildegard of Bingen?

Lauded even by seculars as the most learned woman of the Middle Ages, St. Hildegard was born around 1098, the year before the Crusaders, at the behest of Bl. Urban II, took Jerusalem in the First Crusade. She died at the age of 81, in 1179, on September 17th, about 7 years before the birth of St. Francis of Assisi.

Her feast day, therefore, September 17th, is the same as the Feast of the Stigmatization of St. Francis, which is celebrated on that day, though it occurred on Sept. 14th.

At the age of 14 she took vows as a Benedictine Nun at the monastery of Disibodenberg, in 1112 A. D.. Twenty four years later, her fellow nuns elected her Abbess, a title and office she held for the rest of her life.

St. Hildegard was a mystic, that is, from her earliest years she experienced extraordinary mystical graces. Hers being a habitual participation in the Beatific Vision regarding that lower level of knowledge of human affairs present and future.  Our Lord, as a Man, had this habitually also, but very few are the Saints who shared this carism with His Sacred Humanity. The other, I know of, is Bl. Anna Maria Taigi, a third order member of the Trinitarians.

By means of this habitual vision, St. Hildegard was helped to become one of the most learned women of her day and wrote on a large variety of topics, even though she never spoke of it and was ashamed that others would think her strange if she admitted to having it.

St. Hildegard’s Visions of the End times

But the topic which seems to have the most to do with Pope Benedict XVI is this, that she wrote more than any other Saint of her age about the Antichrist and his coming, and seems to be relating what she saw of the future.  That she did this some 800 years ago, adds to the credibility of her prophecies, because there is absolutely no human way she could have known or guessed of the events of our own days, by mere human wisdom.

As a demonstration of the validity of her powers of prevision, she predicted accurately the following events which have shaken the Catholic world:

  1. The dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire
  2. The abolition of Catholic Monarchies by a diabolic sect which dedicated itself to the destruction of the Church
  3. The loss of the Papal States and the confinement of the Popes to a small territory at Rome with a number of small jurisdictions scattered round about.
  4. The Industrial Revolution, during which time the supply of food, medicine and sane laws would improve the daily life of the poor throughout the world.
  5. The rise of a world empire ruled by the Kings of England
  6. The rise of nation states ruled by their own leaders who are not monarchs.

These prophecies are contained in her tract on the Antichrist, in part III, Vision 5, of her monumental work, The Book of Divine Works, or the Liber Divinorum Operum.

But what she says of the Antichrist is completely astounding, and A. J. Baalman who has a copy of this book in hand, and I, will be discussing it in a series of programs at Ordo Militaris Radio, this week.

St. Hildegard prophesied the Two Popes

But for now I want to speak of only one of her prophecies, of which no one heretofore has spoken: the prophecy of 2 popes, one of whom would be a deluded servant Satan and antipope.

This prophecy is founded in the stated book, in the edition published by the Catholic University Press, on page 464, n. 29, and the words of it are as follows:

Take care too that no one dispose you to being misled in any circumstance by illusory or fantastical deeds. For only when that time has come when the Church’s sublimity has been squandered and the truth faith crushed underfoot — this is what is understood to be the revolt that will happen in the time of the accursed son whose mother is unclean, since she knows not by whom she (here begins p. 465) conceived — then he will be revealed who will be the man of sin, for he will be wholly infused from his beginning by sin, so that as a sinner he will collect and then boast of his sins. …

… For in the age of the son of perdition, the faith, already falling away from its strength, will be toppled over and enfeebled. For the one who keeps the Church’s sublimity in God and holds the right faith keeps something great, because it is through those things that he will enter the heavenly kingdom. But the one who does not keep the faith holds on to nothing, for he will go to perdition.

Here I will give an exposition, or explanation.

When St. Hildegard of Bingen speaks of the future she does so in very abbreviated manner placing emphasis as she does on virtues and vices. Though she speaks in chronological order, she is thus more interesting in spiritual causes.

In this passage she uses a phrase which needs to be understood properly to unlock the meaning of her text. And this is, the phrase the “sublimity of the Church” or the “Church’s sublimity” as it is here translated. In Latin, that which is sublime is that which is most exalted, highest and most superior. As such it is a term which refers to the supreme order of dignity in some measure or office.

So in one sense, this term can refer to the exalted nature of the Church’s virtue or grace. But in another sense it can refer to the highest hierarchical office, that of the Papacy.

In the passage above. St. Hildegard is explaining the text of the Letter of St. Paul in his Second Letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 2, verses 2 to 4, which regards St. Paul’s own prophecy regarding the Antichrist and his coming. So since St. Hildegard is commenting on this precise passage of St. Paul we can be sure that she is referring to the end times and not merely commenting on corruption in the Church at any time.

So, in this sense, when the Saint speaks of “the Church’s sublimity has been squandered and the truth faith crushed underfoot “, she can be understood to be speaking of the seizure of the Papal Office, since to squander a thing, is to misuse a precious thing, and all who have no right to a thing, misuse it inasmuch as they use it without the right to hold and posses and exercise it.

The Saint then ties this to the great revolt, spoken of by St. John in the Apocalypse, when the tail of the Dragon will strike out of the heavens a third of the stars therein — a passage that the Fathers of the Church refer to the mass apostasy of the Clergy at the end of time.

Now this is what we have seen precisely in these 8 years and more manifestly in these last 15 months. Because all the clergy have followed the antipope, being deceived willingly or not by liars, who are the sons of the Dragon.  In fact, in exorcisms, Satan has called Freemasons his “beloved children”, and so Freemasons in the Hierarchy can rightly be understood to be his tail. Moreover, at the request of Bergoglio, all the clergy of the world stopped offering public mass, which is the sign of the times of antichrist foretold by the Prophet Daniel when he speaks of the cessation of public sacrifice.

And the truth of the Faith has most certainly been crushed underfoot during this time in which Bergoglio has squandered the sublimity of the Faith.

Then, after speaking of the Antichrist and his mother, the Saint speaks of our own age clearly, when she says, For in the age of the son of perdition, the faith, already falling away from its strength, will be toppled over and enfeebled. —  This is a most accurate description of the post Vatican II era.  The verb, toppled, means to knock over or strike down, and this is clearly what Vatican II did. And the Aggiornamento clearly weakened the faith everywhere.

Then she speaks of 2 popes, the true and the false.  First of the true:

For the one who keeps the Church’s sublimity in God and holds the right faith keeps something great, because it is through those things that he will enter the heavenly kingdom.

Here she is speaking, in my opinion, of Pope Benedict XVI, who as pope is at the sublimity of the Church’s earthly hierarchical order. He keeps the right faith, not the false preached by others, and keeps something great, that is the petrine munus. And his meek suffering of persecution and imprisonment as Pope, will merit him eternal salvation.

But then she speaks of the antipope:

But the one who does not keep the faith holds on to nothing, for he will go to perdition.

Here, in identifying Bergoglio with the masculine singular , “the one who” and ” does not keep the faith” — as is obvious to everyone who believes — does NOT hold the petrine munus, (“holds on to nothing”), and will go to damnation for his usurpation.

Pope Benedict XVI and St. Hildegard

Clearly Pope Benedict XVI was cogniscent that the Faith had been gravely weakened and damaged after Vatican II. In fact, he spoke precisely about this on Feb. 14, 2013, just 3 days after reading his Declaratio.

He declared St. Hildegard a Doctor of the Church, for which we can be certain that he not only had read these words of the Saint which we just read, but that he had the greatest appreciation for them.

Finally, as a theologian who had written many articles on the Petrine munus, as a thing held, and the Petrine ministry as a thing to be done, we can say with a high probability that Pope Benedict XVI may have understood this same passage in the way I have proposed, as referring to a future time in which there would be 2 popes. One with the Petrine Munus and the Catholic Faith who was promised by God through St. Hildegard of eternal salvation, and one without the Munus and the Faith, who would go unto perdition.

So is Pope Benedict XVI by declaring St. Hlidegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church on the feast of our Lady of Victories, sending a sign to the whole Catholic world — in this distinction between munus and ministerium, of a Pope who remains faithful and retains the former, and a false pope who has neither — that he has found in her writings the great stratagem by which he will overthrow the work of Freemasonry? unmask it to the world? and protect Holy Mother Church in Her truth faithful ones, and separate Her from the corrupt College of Cardinals and Bishops who have preyed upon children and faithful for some many decades?

Seeing that Pope Benedict XVI as a theologian was a firm supporter of the necessity of the Church in the end times to separate herself from the church of the Antichrist, this possibility appears to be something which we can no longer ignore.

The Habits of Humility and Zeal are noble arraignment for the Christian

Part I: On the Habit of Humility

Jesus meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto thine!

On this Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, a meditation on the virtue of humility

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

As disciples of Jesus Christ we are called to believe in Him and accept Baptism. And when we do so, not only by memorizing the doctrines of the Faith or by being baptised in the laver of regeneration, but by intentionally and actively living them, that is conforming our minds and hearts to them, thus, we are promised the Kingdom of Heaven.

And being promised a Kingdom, means that we have been raised to a royal status.

But alas, most of us forget this. And it has not been preached in many years and decades.

Aristotle said more than 2300 years ago, that the worst form of government was Democracy, and that it ends up in tyranny. Aristotle has been heavily criticized for his simplistic political theories in recent decades but the Scamdemic has proved him once again to be one of the great and most trustworthy thinkers of history.

In Christianity too, our ideal is not democracy.  Christ is King and by His grace in the Sacraments we are made heirs of a kingdom. Heaven is not a democracy, but an absolute Monarchy, the justice and honesty of which is guaranteed by the Most Perfectly Honest and Just Ruler, Jesus Christ, Who is God incarnate.

And not only should we recognize that democracy does not work on Earth and is not present in Heaven, so we must acknowledge that the ideals of democracy as regards human character are not the best for humanity nor compatible with Christianity.

For in a democracy there is lauded a chaotic spontaneous liberty, restrained by no morality or hierarchical order. And as such, in a democracy, the individual is urged to manure himself all over, inside and out, with vain glory, pride, avarice, lust, envy, jealousy, intemperance, and worst of them all, toleration of all evil and all forms of chaos, whether they merely upset the public order or require the killing of hundreds of millions of innocents in the name of preserving the liberty or rights of someone else, usually the majority.

But it is quite otherwise in Christendom.

For Christ teaches us that we should and must imitate Him, the King, in His perfect humility. And at the same time, we should imitate Him, our King, in His perfect zeal for spiritual personal righteousness.

Christ is not a Marxist. He did not come to liberate nations from political problems or systems of corruption. He came to save individuals and to call each of us to be honest and just first of all, in our relationship with God and neighbor.  And not just a vague hypothetical neighbor, but the ones who live next to our, whom we meet on the sidewalk, workplace, church, store, etc..

As regards the Humility of Christ, here is where most common definitions of humility fail to grasp the reality and essence of the virtue.  For we are told that “humility is truth”, “humility is having a true or just appreciation for one’s self”.  But these are definitions of the thing as a notion or from without, not how to practice it internally.

And when it comes to an internal virtue, whether humility or purity, its the awareness of how to practice it in the halls of our mind and heart, which is the key to holiness.  The same goes with zeal, which is often confused with merely external behavior. So let us consider each more properly.

Humility is the royal garment which merits heaven. Because, “God resists the proud, but to the humble he gives grace”,  and without grace, we can do nothing, because grace is a participation in the divine life of Jesus Christ, Who said, “Without Me you can do nothing”.

This means that without humility all our works, howsoever great or good in this world, are without merit for the kingdom of Heaven, because without humility God will resist our works, and see that they come to naught worthy of Heaven.  Here is where we Catholics part with the Calvinists and jansenists who believed that exterior works prove the authenticity of a Christian’s faith or charity. Christ Himself warned us agains this, when He said, “They already have their reward”, speaking of the Jews who wore long tassels, blew trumpets to announce their alms giving, preferred the places of honor at table.

And Humility is not just a habit metaphorically, but also spiritually, because it must be the constant manner of comportment of our mind and heart in their consideration of the worth of one’s own self, actions, words, and thoughts.

And here is the real secret of humility which has not been preached or well explained, but which is found in the lives of the Saints if you reflect on their words and deeds and choices in life.

For a humble man does not presume he will be saved. Neither as a pagan, nor as a Christian, nor as a Catholic. Neither as one receiving the Sacraments frequently, or saying many rosaries, or making many pilgrimages or giving alms by measure.

No a humble man is first of all a cautious man, because he recognizes from observing himself that he himself is the greatest and only real  threat to his own salvation. In his examination of conscience he finds the cause of sin not in others, nor in places, nor in this or that thing, but in himself and in his presumption to think, speak or act in a way which lead him down the road to sin.

A habitual sinner, considers always that sin is far off. And a petty sinner, is a sinner who always thinks it is not much a deal. But a humble man, seeing even the most smallest fault is worried and troubled, and does not remain in a sentiment of worry, but immediately resolves to fix the problem, just as a man arising from sleep to find the floor of his bedroom covered with sewage would take immediate and intense action to fix the problem or flee from that place.

Thus the habit of humility is a habit of mind, whereby we keep in mind our own wretched habits of inclining into sin and besmirching our soul and this world with our vices and sins and injustices. It is not simply something we do when we go to confession, it is a continual inclination of mind to see all the ugliness of our soul which is there, examining it carefully without the intention of being preoccupied by self, but rather with the intention of conforming oneself to God’s Will and Justice and measuring our wretchedness by These Eternal Measures.

But it is impossible to acquire the habit of humility by our own actions. We are given it in Baptism and we can merit an increase by practicing it. We can recover it in Confession, but rarely do so. We can obtain it by prayer and by the intervention of some saint who has special care for us, for some reason known to God. But it is an extraordinary gift and very rare. And that is why Our Lord warns us, strongly, saying, “Woe!” The path to salvation is narrow and truly few are those who find it. But the paths of pride are many and wide and crowds of souls walk upon them.

The fruit of true humility is seen in a habitual stream of actions, words and thoughts from a soul, which lead it away from the world, the flesh and the devil. If our generation has a problem detaching itself from evil, it is because it lacks humility.  The humble soul flees the works of the flesh, the world and the devil. And that means rejecting all the values, interests, endeavors and entertainments and pleasures of men who are carnal, worldly or diabolic. And that is why there are far fare more Saints who were religious monks and sisters, than there are who were layman or secular clergy.  Catholics of all ages agreed, but Catholics in modern times, addicted to pride, often down play this, saying that laymen wills save the Church.

But laymen of such pride will never even save themselves! And lead the many to ruin. We have to radically distance ourselves from such errors an d return to God and His will and plans for our sanctification, not just for our salvation. And that means returning to the examples of the Saints of all ages who rejected most firmly such an error.  And they knew better, since they knew the root of salvation was in humility.

Moreover, the giver of humility is the Holy Spirit. When He visits a soul, so great is the light of truth, that the soul cannot but be shocked at the utter ugliness and depravity of itself.  For this reason, most souls flee the Holy Spirit and make every effort to avoid His presence. And they are so good at this, that they can do so even in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament, on a daily basis.

This gift, this grace, this habit of humility is also a delicate one. For the habits of mind, heart, lips and life which presuppose that I, me, and my own, are important, good, upright, just etc.. each are capable of lethal injections of pride, which kill humility seconds after is generation in the soul. This is not on account of the impotence of God to create it, but on account of the delicacy of humility itself. For just as a great craftsman shows his power and talents in making the most delicately contrived art, which however is easily broken, so the gift of humility is breakable so easily to show its outstanding excellence.  This explains why Our Lord said that only children will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, because we must have the delicacy of innocence, to avoid the lethality of pride which kills this essential quality of the noble Christian.

Did Saint Thomas Aquinas approve of receiving communion from heretics, schismatics or sinners?

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Now that it is becoming more and more clear that a great majority of the clergy have lost the Catholic Faith or are at least acting in such a way as to make themselves appear to have done so, many Catholics are wondering whether they can or cannot continue to attend Mass or receive the sacraments at their local parishes or from priests of whom they formerly had no doubts, but by whom they now have been gravely scandalized.

And in this matter, I have already discussed here, at FromRome.Info, the teaching of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, who is the Doctor of the Church on moral questions, that is to say, in regard to specific questions, is the prime authority on such matters.

But as Saint Thomas Aquinas was named along with St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, as one of the two primary Doctors of the Church, his mere mentioning of this matter carries no small weight in the Church.  And as he did speak of it briefly in the Summa Theologica, III, q. 82, a. 9, it merits a discussion.

First of all we need to understand that Saint Thomas wrote the Summa Theologica for what we would call highschool students of his day. That is for those who could not or had not yet qualified to attend the Unviersity. In the Middle Ages such students were seminarians who were preparing to be ordained simple priests, with faculties only to say Mass, not preach or hear confessions.  And for this reason, we must recognize that the Summa Theologica speaks always in a brief manner about everything, and is not a technical handbook on theology.  Indeed, most who misuse it, fall into this misuse for using it in such a manner.

So let us consider what Saint Thomas does say, and to do this, have recourse to the Latin text of Pars III, q. 82, article 9, which I take form the Corpus Thomisticum website. You can compare it in English here. After the Latin text, I will publish my own translation, which I did this morning.

First, as regard the format of an Article in Saint Thomas. He begins first by citing arguments for and against his position, and then he explains his own position, and then he replies to the arguments he moved against it.  So nothing of what he says in the first list of arguments, does he say in his own name. He is merely quoting others or paraphrasing them. Only what he says in his Reply and refutation of the objections is the words of the Angelic Doctor.

Now, to the text.

Summa Theologica, III, q. 82, a. 9

Articulus 9

[51087] IIIª q. 82 a. 9 arg. 1 Ad nonum sic proceditur. Videtur quod aliquis licite possit communionem recipere a sacerdotibus haereticis vel excommunicatis, vel etiam peccatoribus, et ab eis Missam audire. Sicut enim Augustinus, contra Petilianum, dicit, neque in homine bono neque in homine malo aliquis Dei fugiat sacramenta. Sed sacerdotes, quamvis sint peccatores et haeretici vel excommunicati, verum conficiunt sacramentum. Ergo videtur quod non sit vitandum ab eis communionem accipere vel eorum Missam audire.

[51088] IIIª q. 82 a. 9 arg. 2 Praeterea, corpus Christi verum figurativum est corporis mystici, sicut supra dictum est. Sed a praedictis sacerdotibus verum corpus Christi consecratur. Ergo videtur quod illi qui sunt de corpore mystico, possint eorum sacrificiis communicare.

[51089] IIIª q. 82 a. 9 arg. 3 Praeterea, multa peccata sunt graviora quam fornicatio. Sed non est prohibitum audire Missas sacerdotum aliter peccantium. Ergo etiam non debet esse prohibitum audire Missas sacerdotum fornicariorum.

[51090] IIIª q. 82 a. 9 s. c. Sed contra est quod canon dicit, XXXII dist., nullus audiat Missam sacerdotis quem indubitanter concubinam novit habere. Et Gregorius dicit, in III Dialog., quod pater perfidus Arianum episcopum misit ad filium, ut ex eius manu sacrilegae consecrationis communionem acciperet, sed vir Deo devotus Ariano episcopo venienti exprobravit ut debuit.

[51091] IIIª q. 82 a. 9 co. Respondeo dicendum quod, sicut supra dictum est, sacerdotes, si sint haeretici vel schismatici vel excommunicati, vel etiam peccatores, quamvis habeant potestatem consecrandi Eucharistiam, non tamen ea recte utuntur, sed peccant utentes. Quicumque autem communicat alicui in peccato, ipse particeps peccati efficitur, unde et in secunda canonica Ioannis legitur quod qui dixerit ei, ave, scilicet haeretico, communicat operibus illius malignis. Et ideo non licet a praedictis communionem accipere aut eorum Missam audire. Differt tamen inter praedictas sectas. Nam haeretici et schismatici et excommunicati sunt per sententiam Ecclesiae executione consecrandi privati. Et ideo peccat quicumque eorum Missam audit vel ab eis accipit sacramenta. Sed non omnes peccatores sunt per sententiam Ecclesiae executione huius potestatis privati. Et sic, quamvis sint suspensi quantum est ex sententia divina, non tamen quantum ad alios ex sententia Ecclesiae. Et ideo, usque ad sententiam Ecclesiae, licet ab eis communionem accipere et eorum Missam audire. Unde super illud I Cor. V, cum huiusmodi nec cibum sumere, dicit Glossa Augustini, hoc dicendo, noluit hominem ab homine iudicari ex arbitrio suspicionis, vel etiam extraordinario usurpato iudicio, sed potius ex lege Dei, secundum ordinem Ecclesiae, sive ultro confessum, vel accusatum et convictum.

[51092] IIIª q. 82 a. 9 ad 1 Ad primum ergo dicendum quod in hoc quod refugimus audire talium sacerdotum Missam aut ab eis communionem recipere, non refugimus Dei sacramenta, sed potius ea veneramur, unde hostia a talibus sacerdotibus consecrata est adoranda, et, si reservetur, licite potest sumi a sacerdote legitimo. Sed refugimus culpam indigne ministrantium.

[51093] IIIª q. 82 a. 9 ad 2 Ad secundum dicendum quod unitas corporis mystici est fructus corporis veri percepti. Illi autem qui indigne percipiunt vel ministrant, privantur fructu, ut supra dictum est. Et ideo non est sumendum ex eorum dispensatione sacramentum ab eis qui sunt in unitate Ecclesiae.

[51094] IIIª q. 82 a. 9 ad 3 Ad tertium dicendum quod, licet fornicatio non sit gravior ceteris peccatis, tamen ad eam sunt homines proniores, propter carnis concupiscentiam. Et ideo specialiter hoc peccatum a sacerdotibus prohibitum est ab Ecclesia, ne aliquis audiat Missam concubinarii sacerdotis. Sed hoc intelligendum est de notorio, vel per sententiam quae fertur in convictum, vel confessionem in iure factam, vel quando non potest peccatum aliqua tergiversatione celari.

My Translation of Summa Theologica, III, q. 82, a. 9

ARTICLE 9

  1. To the ninth (article) one proceeds in this manner.  It seems that somone may licitly receive communion from heretical and/or excommunicated priests, and/or even from sinners, and to hear a Mass (said) by them. For (St.) Augustine (of Hippo) says “Against Petilianus”, Let no one flee the Sacraments of God neither for the good in a man nor for the evil in a man. But priests, though they be sinners and heretics and/or excommunicate, truly confect the Sacrament.  Therefore, it seems that one must not avoid accepting communion from them and/or hearing their Mass.
  2.  Moreover, the Body of Christ is truly figurative of the Mystical Body, just as has been said above.  But the true Body of Christ is consecrated by the aforesaid priests.  Therefore, it seems, that those who are of the Mystical Body, may communicate in their sacrifices.
  3. Moreover, there are many sins more grave than fornication. But the hearing of the Masses of priests sinning in another manner is not prohibited.  Therefore, also, the hearing of the Masses of priest fornicators ought also not be prohibited.

But on the contrary there is that which Canon XXXII, says in the distinction, “Let no one hear the Mass of the priest who undoubtedly is known to have a concubine”.  And (Pope St.) Gregory (the Great) says in the Third (Book) of (his) Dialogues, that A treacherous father sent an Arian bishop to (his) son, so that he might accept from his hand the communion of a sacrilegious consecration, but the man, devoted to God reproached the Arian bishop at his arrival, as he should have.

I RESPOND, that it must be said, that just as was said above, priests, if they be heretics and/or schismatics and/or excommunicated, and/or even sinners, though they have the power to consecrate the Eucharist, yet they do not use that uprightly, but sin using (it).  Moreover, whosoever communicates in the sin of another, is himself made a participant in the sin, wherefore, there is also read in the Second Canonical (Letter) of (St.) John (the Apostle), that he who will have said to him, namely the heretic, “Greetings”, communicates in his malign worksAnd for that reason it is not licit to accept communion from the aforesaid or to hear their Masses.  However, there is a difference between the aforesaid groups.  For heretics and schismatics and the excommunicate are deprived from executing a consecration through a (canonical) sentence of the Church.  And for that reason, whomsoever hears their Mass and/or receives the Sacraments from them, sins.  But not all sinners have been deprived of the execution of this power through the sentence of the Church. And in this manner, though they have been suspended as much as is on account of the Divine Sentence, yet not as much as regards the others on account of the sentence of the Church. And for that reason, up until (there is) a sentence of the Church, it will be licit to accept communion from them and to hear their Masses.  Wherefore, on that (verse) of First Corinthians, Chapter V, with these of this kind do not even take food, the Gloss of (St.) Augustine says, “by saying this, he did not want that a man be judged by a man on account of an arbitrary suspicion, and/or even by an extra-ordinary usurped judgement, but rather on account of the law of God, according to the order of the Church, or without having confessed, and/or having been accused and convicted.

Ad arg. 1.  To the first, therefore, it must be said, that in this, that we flee the hearing of the Mass of such priests or the receiving of communion from them, we do not flee the Sacraments of God, but rather we venerate Them, on which account the Hosts consecrated by such priests are to be adored, and, if they be reserved, they can be licitly taken in hand by a legitimate priest.  But we do flee from the fault of the ones ministering (them) unworthily.

Ad arg. 2.  To the second, it must be said, that the unity of the Mystical Body is the fruit of the True Body received.  Moreover, those who receive and/or minister unworthily, are deprived of the fruit, as has been said above.  And for that reason, there is not to be a taking up of the Sacraments from their distribution by those who are in the unity of the Church.

Ad arg. 3.  To the third, it must be said, that though fornication is not more grave than all other sins, yet men are more prone to it, on account of the concupiscence of the flesh.  And for that reason, this sin is to be especially prohibited to priests by the Church, so that no one hear the Mass of a fornicating priest.  But this is to be understood concerning the notorious (sinner), and/or through the sentence which was borne against the convict, and/or through a confession made formally [in iure], and/or when the sin cannot be hidden by any subterfuge.

Discussion of the Text

It is clear that Saint Thomas Aquinas teaches the perennial doctrine, handed down from the Apostles, that one must not partake of the Sacraments from one who is a heretic, schismatic or public sinner. And he specifies in every case that he is speaking of those who are not merely suspected by private judgement — as Sedevacantists do in our own day — but by those who are know as such by an official judgment, such as excommunication or such like, published by the Church or by facts which are manifest and public and cannot be factually denied.

So here Saint Thomas founds his doctrine upon the knowledge of the truth, whether that knowledge come to us through public means: the sentence of the Church; or by non pubic means: by facts which cannot be denied by any sort of explanation.  When the believer is cogniscent of such truth, he must refrain from receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist from such sinners.*

So, to all those who would say that we can receive the Sacrament from such men, we can say that St. Thomas stands against them.  But to those who entertain unreasonable or irrational suspicions against a priest, we can say that St. Thomas teaches that on that account they should not refuse the Sacraments of a priest.  — I add, so long a the one suspecting has not fallen into mortal sin of rash judgment, defamation or calumny against such a priest, because then he should not receive until he first confesses and repents of his sin.

And thus is clear the true teaching of the Angelic Doctor and under what conditions he speaks.

Applying this teaching to current events

Clearly then we must avoid the Sacraments from priests who have abandoned the Catholic Faith, such as those who give them to public sinners of any kind, on account of the error taught in Amoris Laetitia. We must also refuse the Sacraments of priests who push the vaccine or commit the daily sacrilege of celebrating with the Mask or sanitizing gel, and would fear less to offend God than to drop Him like a cookie in the hand.  Also we must refuse the sacraments from priests who are in communion with the Antipope, however so friendly and orthodox they be, because otherwise we are partaking in their sin.

Our Lady at Akita told us that there would come a time when the Church would be full of those who make compromises, and that the true faithful would only have the consolation of the Rosary and the crucifix.  Those days have come, for those who still have the eyes of faith to see and the will to see.

SPECIAL CASES:

In the case of the priest who rejects the heresies of Bergoglio and all other heresies, and names Benedict in the canon of the Mass while also naming Bergoglio, because he does not know who is the pope, one can receive the Sacraments from him. But if he names Bergoglio sometimes and Benedict other times, when we come to know of this, we cannot attend his masses, since what he is doing is gravely dishonest. But if we did not know of this, and only attended masses where he named Benedict, then so long as we did not come to know of it, we could attend them and receive the Sacraments from him.

As Saint Thomas teaches, if a Deacon or priest in communion with Pope Benedict, finds the Sacrament confected by heretics or schismatics or the excommunicated or even a Bergoglian, he can take the sacrament and consume it so as to remove it from existence (such as would be necessary if he were to celebrate at the same altar or take possession of a Church where such be found). But he should not distribute it, so as to avoid scandal, except in the case of a Deacon who being in a place without priests in communion with the true Pope, transports such hosts to another place and distributes them to the faithful who are in communion with Him for the sustenance of their souls, since in such a rare case, scandal is avoided and a good work is done, since it is holy and righteous thing to take back the property stolen form the Church.

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* Contrary to the opinion of many ill instructed Catholics, it is not necessary for salvation to receive the Eucharist worthily, if you have done so already at least one time in your life.  For that reason, Saint Thomas admits of no exceptions to the rule he cites here.  However, Saint Thomas does not discuss the Sacrament of Confession, in the case of extraordinary, that is singular, events or occasions, in which not in public but in secret a Catholic who is in the state of mortal sin, can confess his sin and be validly absolved by priests who are sinners or schismatics.  In such cases St. Alphonsus says it can be permitted, that is, the mortal sinner can ask the Sacrament of Confession, are receive it without sin, even though the priest giving it might by his fault alone sin in giving it. That is not the fault of the penitent. But the case must be only under the most urgent circumstance and rarely done and then not in public, to avoid scandal. This sole exception is allowed, because the Sacrament of Confession for one in mortal sin is necessary for salvation or must be presumed as such, since God’s granting of the grace of perfect contrition, outside of confession, is extremely rare, and as the Council of Trent teaches, never to be presumed.

The Scamdemic was prophesied in Revelations?

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The truth of Sacred Scripture is so profound and divine, that in every age we can find in some passage a dogmatic, moral or prophetic teaching for our own times.

One such passage is Chapter 12:13-17 from the Book of the Apocalypse, by St. John the Apostle. And one such age is our own days.

In the Appendix to this article you can find the Greek, Latin and English versions of this passage. I will quote from the English of the Douay Rheims edition, which is the most authoritative English translation.

First, some preliminaries. In the Book of the Apocalypse, also known as the Book of Revelations, the images are symbolic.  The Dragon is Satan. The Woman is Our Lady or Holy Mother Church. The Child Jesus is Christ or the Faithful Clergy.

This prophetic passage begins with verse 13:

[13] And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, who brought forth the man child:

Satan, after his expulsion from Heaven at the beginning of time, was cast out by St. Michael the Archangel and has roamed the Earth seeking to destroy the Christ who would be born of the Virgin. Once Christ founded the Church He ascended to Heaven to sit at the Right Hand of His Father, Who is in Heaven.

But Holy Mother Church, on that account was then sought out for persecution by Satan and his minions. And thus the Church as been persecuted from day one, first by the Jews, then by the Romans, and in all subsequent ages by wicked men, inside and outside of her.

And thus St. John continues:

[14] And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

In the grand historical sense, this refers to the life of the whole Church, which some Fathers thought would last 1260 years, or others 3.5 millenia, since 1260 days is 3.5 years.  But the calculation of days is symbolic for a period of severe trial and war, and should not be taken as numerically significant in any other way, normally speaking.

But what is important here is the imagery which tell us that God will give Holy Mother Church an Angelic power to evade Satan, and stand apart from his face, that is, from his presence.  Unto the desert, to her place, that is in a position of devotion and true fidelity to God, wherever on Earth Her children be found.  This passage has inspired many monks and hermits to flee into the desert or deserted places, but it chiefly means that we should break from all worldly values and lies, and live for God alone and in a holy manner.

[15] And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman, water as it were a river; that he might cause her to be carried away by the river.

And here is where I want to take up the comparison to our own days. The Masonic Lodges have flooded the worlds with lies, so as to drown our souls and kill Holy Mother Church. This is especially true since the ousting of Pope Benedict XVI and even more true in the last 15 months of the Scamdemic, when all media outlets and governments and church leaders repeat the same lies, claiming that there is this deadly virus which is responsible for all deaths from all causes.  A river in the ancient world was the sewer of humanity. So here by water, we can imagine Saint John would say today, a river of sewer water, which is what we are being subjected to, a sewer of lies.

[16] And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

But it is here I wish to pause and remark precisely about this text.

Because in the present Scamdemic we see world FreeMasonry attempting to create a New World Order based upon its sewer of lies: Lies directed at making us all live in unnatural ways, with masks over our faces, far from human embrace, isolated, terrorized, and death vaxxed.

But since this campaign is directed against nature, we have Nature itself as our ally. Because God created us to breathe, and a mask is naturally annoying. God created us to be with others, so isolation is annyoying. God created us to self-heal from winter flues, so a Vaxx which harms and does nothing, is annoying or useless.

So in this sense, I think St. John the Evangelist is speaking of our days, because Nature herself is coming to our aide, even if we are too stupid to see the lies as lies. We find it noisome to keep observing the Sanitary Rules.

[17] And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Finally, St. John in this way promises us victory against the Scamdemic. A War against nature itself cannot be won, since no single organization nor even all of humanity can produce a sewer of lies great enough that our natural inclinations will not withstand it.

But this verse reminds us, too, that the great War has not ended, nor will it end with this victory. And we must be ready every for the spiritual war which is ongoing and will get more fierce as we approach the Last Days.

APPENDIX

The inspired text is the original Greek, so here are verses 13-17:

13 Καὶ ὅτε εἴδεν ὁ δράκων ὅτι ἐβλήθη εἰς τὴν γῆν, ἐδίωξεν τὴν γυναῖκα ἥτις ἔτεκεν τὸν ἄρρενα. 14 Καὶ ἐδόθησαν τῇ γυναικὶ δύο πτέρυγες τοῦ ἀετοῦ τοῦ μεγάλου, ἵνα πέτηται εἰς τὴν ἔρημον εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτῆς, ὅπως τρέφηται ἐκεῖ καιρόν, καὶ καιρούς, καὶ ἥμισυ καιροῦ, ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ ὄφεως. 15 Καὶ ἔβαλεν ὁ ὄφις ἐκ τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ ὀπίσω τῆς γυναικὸς ὕδωρ ὡς ποταμόν, ἵνα αὐτὴν ποταμοφόρητον ποιήσῃ. 16 Καὶ ἐβοήθησεν ἡ γῆ τῇ γυναικί, καὶ ἤνοιξεν ἡ γῆ τὸ στόμα αὐτῆς, καὶ κατέπιεν τὸν ποταμὸν ὃν ἔβαλεν ὁ δράκων ἐκ τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ. 17 Καὶ ὠργίσθη ὁ δράκων ἐπὶ τῇ γυναικί, καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ποιῆσαι πόλεμον μετὰ τῶν λοιπῶν τοῦ σπέρματος αὐτῆς, τῶν τηρούντων τὰς ἐντολὰς τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐχόντων τὴν μαρτυρίαν Ἰησοῦ.

This is the Byzantine Text version of the Greek. compiled by Maurice Robinson and William Pierpont.

Here, is the Vulgate Latin version of the same:

[13] Et postquam vidit draco quod projectus esset in terram, persecutus est mulierem, quae peperit masculum : [14] et datae sunt mulieri alae duae aquilae magnae ut volaret in desertum in locum suum, ubi alitur per tempus et tempora, et dimidium temporis a facie serpentis. [15] Et misit serpens ex ore suo post mulierem, aquam tamquam flumen, ut eam faceret trahi a flumine.

[16] Et adjuvit terra mulierem, et aperuit terra os suum, et absorbuit flumen, quod misit draco de ore suo. [17] Et iratus est draco in mulierem : et abiit facere praelium cum reliquis de semine ejus, qui custodiunt mandata Dei, et habent testimonium Jesu Christi.

And finally, here is the English, according to the Douay Rheims version:

And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, who brought forth the man child: [14] And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. [15] And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman, water as it were a river; that he might cause her to be carried away by the river.

[16] And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth. [17] And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. [18] And he stood upon the sand of the sea.

God the Father: Remembering the forgotten Person of the Most Holy Trinity

In this episode, Br. Bugnolo asks us to take time this weekend, when we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, to remember the most forgotten person of the Most Holy Trinity: God the Father, explaining what kind of Person Satan would have us think He is, and what kind of Person He truly is, and how even the Eternal Son and Holy Spirit worship Him.*

For more on God the Father, see:  God the Father, the Forgotten Person of the Most Holy Trinity

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*  The doctrine which Br. Bugnolo sets forth here is the teaching of the Church, affirmed by St. Thomas Aquinas in Summa Theologica, IIa IIa, Q. 81, a. 1, where the Angelic Doctor teaches that religion regards the worship of God. And as the Son renders latria to the Father in the Holy Spirit by His obedience, even in the Incarnation unto death, and as the Father renders latria to the Son by giving Him all that He HImself has, so that He be honored just as the Father be honored, and as the Holy Spirit renders latria to the Father in the Son by glorifying the Son in the Father and the Father in the Son, it is perfectly true that even in God there is the worship of Each by Each. Indeed it would be heresy to say otherwise. For the Son is Priest and Mediator between God and man because He is first a Priest and Mediator in the Trinity. This is the teaching of all the Fathers.