Out of the flames there will arise, phoenix-like, a Marian “era of peace”

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Damien F. Mackey


No, with error now unleashed, the problem had become universal. ‘Russia’s errors’ had now become the world’s errors, and so the entire world now (Russia included) had needed to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.



One hundred years of Fatima (1917-2017), as it now stands, afford us with an ideal opportunity for pausing and reflecting back on how history has unfolded in connection with the series of Marian apparitions at the Cova da Iria (Fatima, Portugal), and in Spain (Pontevedra and Tuy). And the best is yet to come.

But perhaps, also, the worst – though we now have the three privileged seers, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, in heaven (a further promise of Our Lady) – two of whom (Jacinta and Francisco) have already been canonised as saints – to assist us in our sorely troubled times.


History has witnessed, fully in accordance with what Our Lady of the Rosary had foretold at Fatima in 1917, the end of one World War and then another, far worse one preceded by the ‘strange and unknown light’ (seen in 1938). See my:


The Great Solar Miracle: Fatima October 13, 1917. Part Three: The ‘Unknown Light’ of 1938


Since then there have been many further wars and revolutions, culminating in today’s terrorism. The wisdom of the Church in approving the Fatima apparitions in 1930 is manifest in the fact that Fatima constitutes true prophecy, with its predictions being progressively and inevitably fulfilled. One of the most spectacular fulfilments was of course the ‘Miracle of the Sun’ on October 13, 1917, foretold, to the very month, hour and minute, and witnessed by almost 100,000 people. See my:


The Great Solar Miracle: Fatima October 13, 1917






The Great Solar Miracle. Fatima October 13, 1917. Part Two: Shedding Light on Joshuan Miracle of Sun





‘Spread of Error’


Our post-World War era (from 1945) corresponds exactly with the spreading of “error” throughout the world (Sr. Lucia’s comment in 1946). For unfortunately, due to humanity’s sinful stubbornness, the consecration of Russia for which Our Lady asked as early as 1929, was not done back then.

“It will be late”, as Our Lord had lamented. More than half a century “late” in fact, in 1984. (Though some insist that the requested consecration has not yet been accomplished. I shall come back to that). Thus the Pandora’s Box full of every conceivable form of “error” was flung wide open, seemingly with nothing capable of shutting it. The succession of Holy Fathers since has had “much to suffer”, as Our Lady had foretold, from persecution without, and even within, the Church. One pope, saint John Paul II, was in fact shot and almost killed by an assassin. This was on the 13th of May, 1981, and the pope recognized that he had been saved by the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima.

The long-awaited Third Secret of Fatima, first opened in 1960, during the pontificate of pope John XXIII, was finally revealed to the public 40 years later, in 2000. It disappointed some, amongst whom there were those who have claimed that it has not yet been fully revealed by the Church. It was however interpreted by the competent ecclesiastical authorities, who then regarded it as referring basically to C20th events.


So, was that the end of Fatima, perhaps to be updated now by more recent Marian revelations for the Third Millennium?


No it was, in a sense, only just the beginning.

Today error is rampant, with even the good being affected by it. For example, some Christian scientists are still clinging to, and promoting, out-dated evolutionary views, even while other authoritative Christian scientists are courageously exposing the false science in all of this and warning that evolutionary theory is anti-Design. See e.g. my:


Polish Professor prefers Devolution to Evolution




Theory of Evolution Cartoonishly Dumb




Theory of Evolution Cartoonishly Dumb. Part Two: G. K. Chesterton Summed It Up




It is in fact one of the greatest errors of our time, a false idea with enormous consequences.


Today it is often hard to find clear guidance anywhere. We are tossed about on a sea of calamitous storms. So our world today desperately needs to be re-orientated towards that “fixed point of reference” which is the Virgin Mary (John Paul II’s encyclical Redemptoris Mater), the unfailing “Star of the Sea”.

And Fatima still has a central rôle to play in the final outcome.

Perhaps the answer to What, now, in the Third Millennium?, has been answered by Vox Populi, whose contention is that a popular groundswell movement to urge the papacy to proclaim that Fifth Marian Dogma, Mary as Mediatrix, and its successful attainment, will be the spiritual catalyst needed for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which must inevitably mean the triumph of Divine Mercy.

Legion of Mary founder, Frank Duff, had been an enthusiast for the doctrine as he had incorporated it into his Legion of Mary handbook. “Perhaps if his beatification gets a run on it may tie in with the popular request for a definition”.

Frits Albers of the Australian Marian Academy of the Immaculate Conception (AMAIC) wrote it into the AMAIC’s very Constitution in 1988, with reference to “Redemptoris Mater”: ““Mary present in mankind …” In every extension, and wherever the Mystery of Christ is at work! A future Pope will not have much difficulty in reading in these words an expression of how Tradition sees Mary as the ‘Mediatrix of all Graces’.”


What might give me pause, though, to become in any way involved in some worldwide push to have the pope proclaim a Fifth Marian Dogma would be that this would remind me of the efforts of those who, over the years, have kept insisting that the pope fulfil Our Lady of the Rosary’s wishes and collegially consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart.

Fr. N. Gruner’s dubious Fatima apostolate is at the forefront of this campaign.

For I am entirely of the conviction that pope John Paul II had fulfilled the conditions for this collegial act in his 1984 Consecration, or ‘Act of Entrustment’, and that Sister Lucia had personally confirmed that this solemn and universal act of consecration corresponded to what Our Lady wished (“Sim, està feita, tal como Nossa Senhora a pediu, desde o dia 25 de Março de 1984”: “Yes it has been done just as Our Lady asked, on 25 March 1984”: Letter of 8 November 1989).

Hence, I believe that any further discussion or request was without basis.

See further my discussion of this in my book:


The Five First Saturdays of Our Lady of Fatima




in which reasons are given for why I think that the Consecration had been properly achieved.

Ultimately it is the Church (not the seers) that interprets revelations and visions.

From time to time one may even have discerned notes of disappointment in Sr. Lucia’s own comments, but she always wisely submitted to the Church’s judgment. Her obedience was always a strong trait, as with all holy people. It is a virtue quite lacking, though, amongst the ‘seers’ of the false and unapproved apparitions, and indeed amongst their followers.

The need for the Church to interpret private revelations requires to be underlined. The three Fatima children, and those present at the Cova da Iria on 13th October 1917, were anticipating a miracle at midday, Portuguese time. But Heaven has its own timetable, and the Miracle actually occurred at midday solar time.

It was a miracle for the whole word!

A similar sort of human miscalculation is thus possible in the case of the Consecration. On a human level, one may well query that the Consecration has not been achieved, apart from the contentious issue that pope John Paul II did not make it specifically a consecration of Russia. For, despite the initial and spectacular collapse of communism a few years after 1984 (and many attribute this largely to John Paul II), the world does not appear to be showing the signs of finding its way back to God. On the contrary, error, as I have noted, is increasingly rampant. But that is to be expected.

The Consecration was done late, after all the errors had been unleashed. The 1984 Consecration was like a brake whose retarding effect though will take time to become fully manifest. We now have to work at undoing the error. The call for the Fifth Marian Dogma by the faithful may indeed be an essential part of this work. John Paul II, who was an astute discerner of what the Holy Spirit was saying to the Churches, probably realised that it was no longer sufficient to consecrate only Russia, which would have fulfilled the conditions back in the early C20th. No, with error now unleashed, the problem had become universal. ‘Russia’s errors’ had now become the world’s errors, and so the entire world now (Russia included) had needed to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


Some of the so-called Marian apparitions, including Akita (Japan) which is supposed to have been approved (even by pope Benedict XVI), speak of fearful catastrophes, including “hurricanes of fire”, with enormous loss of life – Akita apparently tells of “a great punishment, worse than the Flood”, with the living envying the dead. A glimpse of that, perhaps, has been in the news media in the past weeks [this was originally written back in 1990] with unstoppable fires raging throughout southern California, including Malibu, home to film stars. This hecatomb, “fanned by 160 km/h [Santa Ana] winds and bone-dry conditions”, has been described as “the Perfect Storm”, even “the Beast”, and, yes, “Hurricanes of Fire”, with more than 1600 houses and businesses destroyed and over half a million people evacuated.

“Just like the end of the world”, screamed one headline, above a fiery red scene of “Hellfire”, as it was also described. “San Diego firefighter Mitch Mendler said he had lost count of the number of houses that had burned. “It was nuclear winter – it was like Armageddon”, he said”.

But catastrophes like this are only a preview, or what Our Lord had called “the birth pangs” (Matthew 24:8). Fatima does not talk just about land and houses burning, with only a small loss of human life, as in southern California, but about “the annihilation of several entire nations”. That means probably millions of people. This was conditional, of course, preceded by an “If …”.

Sadly, however,  as we are so painfully aware, Our Lady of Fatima is not really being heeded.

Did John Paul II have this in mind when he, discussing the state of our modern world, warned of the possibility of “a ‘new flood’”?


John Paul II’s ‘Act of Entrustment’



As is well known, pope John Paul II immediately after the assassination attempt, thought of consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and he himself composed his “Act of Entrustment”, which was to be celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major on 7 June 1981, the Solemnity of Pentecost, the day chosen to commemorate the 1600th anniversary of the First Council of Constantinople and the 1550th anniversary of the Council of Ephesus. Since the Pope was unable to be present, his recorded Address was broadcast. The following is the part which refers specifically to the Act of Entrustment:


“Mother of all individuals and peoples, you know all their sufferings and hopes. In your motherly heart you feel all the struggles between good and evil, between light and darkness, that convulse the world: accept the plea which we make in the Holy Spirit directly to your heart, and embrace with the love of the Mother and Handmaid of the Lord those who most await this embrace, and also those whose act of entrustment you too await in a particular way. Take under your motherly protection the whole human family, which with affectionate love we entrust to you, O Mother. May there dawn for everyone the time of peace and freedom, the time of truth, of justice and of hope”…..


In order to respond more fully to the requests of Our Lady of Fatima, the Holy Father desired to make more explicit during the Holy Year of the Redemption the Act of Entrustment of 7 May 1981, which had been repeated in Fatima on 13 May 1982. On 25 March 1984 in Saint Peter’s Square, while recalling the fiat uttered by Mary at the Annunciation, the Holy Father, in spiritual union with the Bishops of the world, who had been “convoked” beforehand, entrusted all men and women and all peoples to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in terms which recalled the heartfelt words spoken in 1981:


“O Mother of all men and women, and of all peoples, you who know all their sufferings and their hopes, you who have a mother’s awareness of all the struggles between good and evil, between light and darkness, which afflict the modern world, accept the cry which we, moved by the Holy Spirit, address directly to your Heart. Embrace with the love of the Mother and Handmaid of the Lord, this human world of ours, which we entrust and consecrate to you, for we are full of concern for the earthly and eternal destiny of individuals and peoples. In a special way we entrust and consecrate to you those individuals and nations which particularly need to be thus entrusted and consecrated.

‘We have recourse to your protection, holy Mother of God!’ Despise not our petitions in our necessities”.


The Pope then continued more forcefully and with more specific references, as though commenting on the Message of Fatima in its sorrowful fulfilment:


“Behold, as we stand before you, Mother of Christ, before your Immaculate Heart, we desire, together with the whole Church, to unite ourselves with the consecration which, for love of us, your Son made of himself to the Father: ‘For their sake’, he said, ‘I consecrate myself that they also may be consecrated in the truth’ (Jn 17:19). We wish to unite ourselves with our Redeemer in this his consecration for the world and for the human race, which, in his divine Heart, has the power to obtain pardon and to secure reparation.

The power of this consecration lasts for all time and embraces all individuals, peoples and nations. It overcomes every evil that the spirit of darkness is able to awaken, and has in fact awakened in our times, in the heart of man and in his history. How deeply we feel the need for the consecration of humanity and the world—our modern world—in union with Christ himself! For the redeeming work of Christ must be shared in by the world through the Church.

The present Year of the Redemption shows this: the special Jubilee of the whole Church.

Above all creatures, may you be blessed, you, the Handmaid of the Lord, who in the fullest way obeyed the divine call!

Hail to you, who are wholly united to the redeeming consecration of your Son!

Mother of the Church! Enlighten the People of God along the paths of faith, hope, and love!

Enlighten especially the peoples whose consecration and entrustment by us you are awaiting. Help us to live in the truth of the consecration of Christ for the entire human family of the modern world.

In entrusting to you, O Mother, the world, all individuals and peoples, we also entrust to you this very consecration of the world, placing it in your motherly Heart.

Immaculate Heart! Help us to conquer the menace of evil, which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today, and whose immeasurable effects already weigh down upon our modern world and seem to block the paths towards the future!


From famine and war, deliver us.

From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of war, deliver us.

From sins against the life of man from its very beginning, deliver us.

From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us.

From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us.

From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver us.

From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God, deliver us.

From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us.

From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us, deliver us.


Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole societies.

Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin: individual sin and the ‘sin of the world’, sin in all its manifestations.

Let there be revealed, once more, in the history of the world the infinite saving power of the Redemption: the power of merciful Love! May it put a stop to evil! May it transform consciences! May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of Hope!”…..


The Five First Saturdays

(Communion of Reparation)


St. Paul said (1 Corinthians 9:16): “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!”

And French philosopher Jacques Maritain said: “Woe to me if I do not Thomistize” [proclaim the doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas].

Perhaps I must say: “Woe to us if we do not promote the Five First Saturdays”; a compendium of the Gospels (and also a purifying practice enabling for those called to Thomistize to do it well).


Perhaps, as with the Book of Esther, the critical world situation will come down to “the hour and moment and day of decision before God and among all the nations” (Mordecai’s Dream, 10:11), with Almighty God snatching the victory seemingly from the jaws of defeat.


The practice of the ‘Five First Saturdays’ is certainly going to be an integral part of this victory.





Michael Jensen: The peace of Christmas

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We retell the story of the angels who heralded him with the chorus: “Peace on earth to those on whom God’s favour rests”.
Michael Jensen.

But, as the English author Francis Spufford writes: “Peace is not the norm; peace is rare.”
In 2017, we’ve been wondering whether we in Australia are within range of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un’s weapons, as his missiles have been flying over Japan.
We’ve had the unceasing round of terrorist attacks across the globe.
And we’ve been hoping that US President Donald Trump’s diplomacy by Twitter is not taking us to the brink of world conflict.
What’s more, we know bitter conflict all too well from more personal experiences of it.
Just ask a family law solicitor what the disintegration of a marriage can be like, or recall the pain of office politics, or a neighbourhood struggle to the death over property boundaries.
Perhaps the Christmas dinner table — supposedly a moment of family togetherness — will be another round of the decades-long war ­between those two aunties of yours.
A dying man once said to me: “I’ve prayed for peace on earth for 60 years. Why does it never happen?”
However much we hope and pray for peace on earth, it seems frustratingly elusive.
One problem is that when we try to make peace, we do so by finding a winner and loser.
Inevitably, one side slinks off in bitter resentment, and the hostilities resume.
Is the Christmas declaration of peace empty, since we human ­beings seem so addicted to fighting one ­another?
The Bible has a very particular ­diagnosis of why this is so. Our lack of peace with one another is a symptom of our lack of peace with God.
And it gives us that profound sense in ourselves that we are not at peace.
What’s the remedy?
We need to understand what Christ was about, for without him, the Christmas spirit proves to be nothing but a ghost. We’ll come to that in a moment, but first we need to understand what the Bible means by “peace”, or “shalom”.

MORE: These are what real Christmas miracles look like

It’s worth using that wonderful Hebrew word, which Jews use as a greeting because it’s a much richer word than our word “peace”. (Arabic speakers say “salaam”, which is the same word.)
Shalom is not simply the cessation of hostilities.
Shalom is when everything is in harmony with God, and so with everything else.
Shalom means that everything and everyone in the creation is doing what it’s made to do, playing its part like the players in a great orchestra producing beautiful music.
Shalom is the way everything is supposed to be. The divine vision for peace is not just universal, it involves the universe.
And shalom on earth — the Christmas good news — begins when there is an armistice between human beings and God. That’s where Christ, the Prince of Peace, comes in. What is it that he does to bring shalom?
Peace with God comes because the Prince of Peace reconciles us to God on the cross.
His victory does not mean our ­defeat; but he makes his victory our victory too. In himself he has ­absorbed human hostility against God, and now a truce has been ­declared. And what are the terms? Do we have to pay?
At end of World War I, Germany was forced to pay reparations to the value of $US33 billion.
It was a crushing burden that contributed to the rise of Nazism and the bloodbath of World War II.
But even though we are the rebels against God, it is not we who pay for the peace.
The Prince of Peace bears the cost himself, in himself, so that God’s peace — his shalom — may be ours.
And it’s not just peace that he brings, it’s shalom: that deep experience of the harmony of all things with their creator and between all things.
And through all this, you and I are invited into a deep experience of God’s shalom.
To know it in ourselves — “the peace which passes all understanding” as the New Testament calls it.
If we know truly that God’s peace in Jesus Christ — the Christmas shalom — and invite it into our very souls, we will become God’s agents for peace in a troubled world.
Peace on earth begins with the piece of earth on which you stand.
“Blessed are the peacemakers,” said Jesus. It is not just up to the diplomats and politicians.
It’s too easy to blame them for war while we fail to recognise the conflict and unrest of our own lives.
Bringing about shalom is something that can start with us and in us.
If we really want to see a bit of Christmas cheer, we can seek to make peace a reality on Earth — in our families, in our neighbourhoods, and in our workplaces, as well as between nations.

Michael Jensen is the rector of St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point and the author of My God, My God — Is it Possible to Believe Anymore?

Don’t argue with the Devil – he’s much more intelligent than us, says Pope Francis

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The Devil is more intelligent than mere mortals and should never be argued with, Pope Francis has warned.

Satan is not a metaphor or a nebulous concept but a real person armed with dark powers, the Pope said in forthright remarks made during a television interview.

“He is evil, he’s not like mist. He’s not a diffuse thing, he is a person. I’m convinced that one must never converse with Satan – if you do that, you’ll be lost,” he told TV2000, a Catholic channel, gesticulating with his hands to emphasise his point.

“He’s more intelligent than us, and he’ll turn you upside down, he’ll make your head spin.

“He always pretends to be polite – he does it with priests, with bishops. That’s how he enters your mind. But it ends badly if you don’t realise what is happening in time. (We should tell him) go away!” he said.

Pope Francis frequently refers to the Devil in his homilies, sermons and on Twitter, where he is followed by 40 million people in nine languages.

He uses various terms to refer to the Prince of Darkness, including Satan, the Evil One, the Seducer, Beelzebub and the Great Dragon.

“It’s a Jesuit thing. He’s a Jesuit who is deeply imbued with the spiritual exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola, which allow people to discern the movements of the good and bad spirit,” said Austen Ivereigh, a Vatican analyst and the author of The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope.

Three years ago the Argentinian pontiff told a convention of exorcists from around the world that they were doing sterling work in combating “the Devil’s works”.

He said that exorcists needed to show “the love and welcome of the Church for those possessed by evil”.

In 2013, during an address to crowds of faithful in St Peter’s Square, he said the Devil often appears “disguised as an angel, and slyly speaks his word to us.”

He shares stories about the Devil’s devious ways when he gives his daily homilies in the chapel of the guesthouse where he lives inside the Vatican.

Last week Pope Francis called for the wording of the Lord’s Prayer to be changed so that it blames the Devil, rather than God, for “leading us into temptation”.

The Pope has warned that the Devil is more intelligent than mere mortals.
The Pope has warned that the Devil is more intelligent than mere mortals. Credit: EPA

He said the prayer had been badly translated from the Greek used in the New Testament and the new version would better reflect its true meaning.

The life of a Christian is a continual battle against evil, the Pope has said.


Taken from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/13/dont-argue-devil-much-intelligent-us-says-pope-francis/


Luisa Piccarreta: Seduced by a demon?


 Damien F. Mackey


“Christian faith cannot accept ‘revelations’ that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such ‘revelations.'”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 67


Medjugorje enthusiasts tend to be keen as well on the Marian Movement of Fr. Stefano Gobbi (d. 2011) and the prolific writings of Luisa Piccarreta (d. 1947).


A Catholic woman recently gave me some material from alleged mystic Luisa Piccarreta’s 36-volume The Book of Heaven, asking for my opinion of it.

The first thing that I read was this (Dec/24/1902 – Vol. 4):


Continuing in my usual state, I found myself outside of myself, and I found Our Lord, who had a cross near Him, which was all braided with thorns. He took it and placed it upon my shoulders, commanding me to carry it into the midst of a multitude of people, to give proof of His Mercy and to placate Divine Justice. It was so heavy that I carried it bent over and almost dragging myself. While I was carrying it, Jesus disappeared, and as I reached a certain place, the one who was guiding me told me: “Leave the cross and remove your clothes, for Our Lord is coming back and He must find you ready for the crucifixion.”

I removed my clothes but I kept them in my hands because of the embarrassment my nature felt; and I said to myself: ‘I will drop them as soon as He comes.’ At that moment He came back, and finding me with my clothes in my hands, told me: “You have not even let yourself be found completely stripped so that I might crucify you immediately”.


I had to wonder who Luisa’s “Jesus” really was.

The real Jesus did not “leave the cross”, nor did he, in “the midst of a multitude of people”, remove his clothes. He was forcibly “stripped” (Matthew 27:27-28): “Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him of his clothes …”.


Here are some further extremely weird excerpts that one will encounter in The Book of Heaven (Mar/10/1909 – Vol. 9):


He, instead of answering me, drew near my mouth and placed His tongue in my mouth, and I was no longer able to speak.  I could just suckle something -but I can’t tell what it was; and as He withdrew it, I could only say:  ‘Lord, come back soon – who knows when You are coming back.‘  And He answered: “This evening I will come back again.” And He disappeared.


(Feb/06/1919 – Vol. 12):


…. Jesus came, All in a hurry, and told me: “My daughter, I am very hungry.” And it seemed He would take many tiny little white balls from inside my mouth, and would eat them. Then, as if He wanted to satisfy His hunger completely, He entered inside my heart, and with both hands He took many crumbs, big and small, and ate them hurriedly. Then, as if having satisfied His hunger, He leaned on my bed and told me: “My daughter, as the soul keeps enclosing my Will and loves Me, in my Will she encloses Me; and, in loving Me, she forms around Me the accidents in order to imprison Me inside, and forms a host for Me. …”


Although Luisa Piccarreta died 70 years ago, her writings are popular today, especially in Spain.

Most worryingly from a Catholic point of view, Luisa’s messages go right against the teachings of the Church, and its Traditions, because they contain new revelations.


Fr. Terence Staples, a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, has warned about this in:



Is Luisa Piccarreta’s
“Kingdom of the Divine Will”


The purpose of this page is to provide information on the writings of Luisa Picaretta, with the intention of determining if the Kingdom of the Divine Will movement poses a threat to Catholics. The following spells out specific portions of Luisa’s writings which appear to contradict Catholic teaching. A mailing list has been set up for discussion of these issues, and anyone who is interested in these issues (especially anyone who can address these issues) is encouraged to join.


A New Revelation?


  • Luisa states that what she has received is a new revelation, never before communicated to the Church, which is necessary for all the faithful to adhere to and understand if they hope to attain a new and higher level of beatitude which God desires for all his children.
  • Luisa claims to be the founder of a totally new dispensation, a new way of holiness, a new way of being united with God.
  • According to her writings, this new way of being united with God has only been lived by three people before it was revealed to Luisa Piccarreta: Adam and Eve (before the Fall) and Mary.


A New “Sacrament” of the Divine Will?


  • Luisa clearly and repeatedly teaches that when one receives this new “Sacrament” of the Divine Will the human will ceases to function as such and the Divine Will acts in the creature in such a way that the action is purely divine.


What Does the Catholic Church Teach?


  • “The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord, Jesus Christ (cf. I Tim 6:14, 1 Tit. 2:13).” (Vatican Council II, Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), para. 4.)
  • “Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church.”
    “Christian faith cannot accept ‘revelations’ that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such ‘revelations.'” (The Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 67.)
  • The Council of constantinople III 680-681 (DS 556-59), Ecumenical VI (against the Monothelites), clearly defines that the man, Jesus Christ, has two natural wills in Him, a human will and a divine will.
  • On July 13th, 1938, “In the Kingdom of the Divine Will” and two other writings of Luisa Piccarreta were condemned in the General Reunion of the Supreme Sacred Congregation. On July 14th, Pope Pius XI approved the decision of the Most Eminent Cardinals that had been submitted to him, confirmed it, and ordered it published. ….


According to one writer, “even an uneducated two year old could see how false this is”. For Jesus is supposed to have told Luisa:




In the Book of Tobit, the demon Asmodeus, lusting after Sarah, will cause the death of her seven successive husbands (3:8): “Sarah had been married seven times, but the evil demon, Asmodeus, killed each husband before the marriage could be consummated”.

In Luisa Piccarreta’s The Book of Heaven, it will be – not seven husbands – but the seven Sacraments, that the demon will try to knock off, because, according to Luisa’s “Jesus”: “We will not really need them”.


Yes voters vilify Christians to the bitter end

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ONLY two days left to return your same-sex marriage postal survey, and the campaign is ending the way it began — with rainbow fascists silencing dissent and demonising Christians.


The latest display of “tolerance” comes from The Rose Hotel in Chippendale, which has banned a group of young Christians from holding their monthly meeting in the pub’s beer garden because patrons complained that gay marriage was being discussed.
Tomorrow night’s Theology on Tap meeting, titled Listening as a Form of Love, has been cancelled after organiser Natalie Ambrose received an email on Friday afternoon from The Rose Hotel licensee George Kanellos.
“I’m terribly sorry to inform you that we can no longer let you host your event with us in the beer garden,” the email said.
“We’ve experienced some backlash from customers, and within these complaints they have threatened not to return if these events continue… I was told by staff yesterday that worked the previous event that 4 different groups of people got up and left and, out of the two groups, we were told that they might not ever come back.
“It was about the debate of marriage equality that had frustrated these groups and our locals.”
Kanellos refused to comment when contacted on Friday, but confirmed he had cancelled the Theology on Tap booking on the first Monday of every month, which attracts 200 to 300 people.
The event which so antagonised Rose Hotel patrons was a talk last month by American nun Sister Mary Patrice Ahearn titled, ironically enough, Resilient Faith: How to Survive When Under Attack.
The talk, organised by the University of Notre Dame’s Catholic chaplaincy, was not about gay marriage, but how to cope with being attacked for your faith.
Sister Patrice quoted the Gospels: “If the world hates you know that it has hated me before it hated you.”
She mentioned gay marriage as one issue, along with euthanasia, for which Christians would be persecuted.
“Most of us are feeling… tension, conflict, disruption in relationships, because of these issues,” she said.
She urged her audience to find “common ground between the two sides… I’m sure most of us in this room know or love someone who’s gay. Persons with same-sex attraction desire love, friendship and intimacy as much as you or I do.”
In other words, she could not have been more loving or charitable.
But for the “tyrants of tolerance”, anything a nun says has to be hate speech, and discrimination against Christians is the highest sign of virtue.
It’s part of what former High Court justice Dyson Heydon describes as “the new de-Christianisation campaign… the tyrants of tolerance pay lip service, but only lip service, to freedom of ­religion as a fundamental human right,” he said in a speech last month.
“Modern elites do not desire tolerance. They demand uncondi­tional surrender”. There’s no way an LGBTIQ group would be treated so shabbily as Theology on Tap, not least because sexual orientation and every other permutation of human diversity — except religious belief — is protected under anti-­discrimination laws.

Waverley Baptist Church was been vandalised with pro same sex marriage graffiti. (Pic: supplied)

Freedom not to serve people with whom you disagree only cuts one way. It is perfectly lawful for a pub to hang a “No Christians” sign in its window, which effectively is what The Rose Hotel has done.
Vilifying Christians has been a hallmark of the same-sex marriage campaign.
Rainbow bullies have physically attacked No volunteers, spat on them, stolen their placards, vandalised their churches, racially vilified them, blockaded their meetings. They abused Catholic students at Sydney University as “homophobes”, “bigots”, “neo-Nazis” and “gay-bashers”. “Go wank yourself off at home with your f … ing Jesus picture”, they screamed, on video.
They graffitied “Crucify No voters” on church walls, and stormed a Coalition for Marriage launch, chanting “crucify Christians”, and brandished a banner reading: “Burn Churches not Queers”.
The frightening intolerance of the rainbow fascists has been on display for everyone to see during the plebiscite process.
But disappointingly few high-­profile people stood up to defend traditional marriage — not one member of Cabinet, few religious leaders, no business leaders or sports bodies, almost no one in the media — even those regarded as conservatives.
So cowed is the business community that it is refusing to be associated with the Catholic Church.
One bank, which previously had donated to an archdiocesean annual appeal, this year grudgingly agreed to donate a smaller amount but on the condition its name was kept secret.
Any wonder that “No” voters have kept their opinions to themselves, and that published polls are wildly out of kilter with the reality that No campaigners have found on the ground?
No voters “feel like dissidents in their own country”, as the ACL’s Lyle Shelton puts it.
For all the criticism, with voter turnout at 80 per cent the process has been a success, and most importantly has galvanised a new generation of social conservatives, as Tony Abbott said last week.
Shelton says they are part of a “dissident movement against the elites and the celebrities and the media”.
“Win or lose, they’re determined to keep fighting for freedom.”
If the Yes vote gets up, religious freedom will be the battleground.

Taken from: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/yes-voters-vilify-christians-to-the-bitter-end/news-story/88c2b6ed2282f9ce97f14384108629d3

Pope Francis sides with Benedict by saying Christ shed blood ‘for many’

The Pope agreed Christ shed His Blood for ‘many’ rather than ‘all’

Pope Francis has appeared to wade into one of the most contentious rows over liturgical translations, and agreed with Benedict XVI that Christ shed His blood “for many” rather than “for all”.
During a Mass for cardinals who have died in the past year, the Pope said: “The ‘many’ who will rise for eternal life are to be understood as the ‘many’ for whom the blood of Christ was shed.”
Crux says that the Vatican used the quotation around “many” when distributing the text.
Francis added that “for many” better expresses the idea that people have a choice to make in this life – whether to be for God or against Him.

“Awakening from death isn’t, in itself, a return to life,” Pope Francis added. “Some in fact will awake to eternal life, others for eternal shame.”

Since the Mass was translated into the vernacular, liturgists have debated how best to translate the words “pro multis” in the prayer of Consecration. The words literally translate as “for many”, but many liturgists translated it into their own languages as “for all”.

In 2006, the Holy See gave instruction that all new vernacular editions of the Roman Missal from that point on should translate the words as “for many”, pointing out that it is also the most literal translation of the original Greek “περὶ πολλῶν” in Matthew 26:28.

The change met with opposition from some countries, most notably in Germany, prompting Pope Benedict XVI to write a personal letter in 2012 explaining why the bishops should adopt the new translation.

A new German version of the Mass was published but never officially adopted.

When Pope Francis published Magnum Principium earlier this year, devolving greater powers over translations to local bishops’ conferences, Cardinal Reinhard Marx indicated the German bishops would abandon the newer version.

This may put him at odds with the Pope. In 2007, the Argentinian bishops’ conference approved a new translation while the then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was its president. That translation had “for many” rather than “for all”.


Taken from: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2017/11/04/pope-francis-sides-with-benedict-by-saying-christ-shed-blood-for-many/

Pope Francis: Paradise is the embrace with God, infinite love

“Paradise is not a fantasy land, or even an enchanted garden,” Pope Francis said during his weekly General Audience Oct. 25. “Paradise is the embrace with God, infinite Love, and we enter it thanks to Jesus, who died on the cross for us.”

“Paradise is not a fantasy land, or even an enchanted garden,” the pope said Oct. 25. “Paradise is the embrace with God, infinite Love, and we enter it thanks to Jesus, who died on the cross for us.”

Francis told the roughly 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter’s square that Jesus uses the word ‘paradise’ only once in the Gospel, when he is nailed to the cross and talking to the Good Thief. The pope described the scene on mount Calvary, where Jesus had his “last appointment with a sinner, to open wide to him also the doors of his Kingdom.”
The Good Thief humbly and bravely asked Jesus, “remember me” (cf. Lk 23:42), touching Christ’s heart with his repentance. He “reminds us of our real condition before God,” Francis said, “that we are his children, that He feels compassion for us, that He is disarmed every time we manifest nostalgia for his love.”

This scene repeats itself countless times in prison cells or hospital rooms, the pope continued, “no person, no matter how badly he lived, is left with only desperation and denied grace.”

Francis said that all of us come before God empty handed, discovering near death that our sins outnumber the good deeds we have done, but we “must not lose hope,” he added, “but confide in the mercy of God” like the publican in the Temple, or the prodigal son.
“Where there’s Jesus, there’s mercy and happiness,” Francis said. “Without him there’s cold and darkness.” Even when everyone else has abandoned us, Jesus is next to us, eager to lead us to “the most beautiful place in existence,” he said.

When the soul of the sinner goes to Heaven, the good that he has done in his life will go with him so that nothing that the Lord has redeemed will go lost, the pope said. But he will also carry with him “the failings and mistakes of an entire life.
“This is our life’s destination: that everything is done, and is transformed into love,” Francis said. “If we believe this, death stops frightening us, and we can also hope to leave this world serenely, with a lot of faith.
“Those who encounter Jesus, do not fear anything anymore.”

When that meeting finally happens, we will no longer be confused and need for anything, the pope continued. “We won’t cry uselessly anymore, because everything is passed; even the prophecies, even knowledge,” he said.

“But not love, that will stay.”

Taken from: https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2017/10/25/pope-francis-paradise-embrace-god-infinite-love/

Three ways to obtain an indulgence for the 100-year Fatima anniversary

Our Lady of Fatima. Credit: Our Lady of Fatima International Pilgrim Statue via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).By Maria Ximena Rondon

.- For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year, which began Nov. 27, 2016, and will end Nov. 26, 2017.
The Executive Secretary of the Rectory of the Fatima Shrine in Portugal, André Pereira, explained to CNA that the plenary indulgence can be obtained during the entire Jubilee Year. There are three ways of obtaining the indulgence, detailed in a statement on the shrine’s website.
To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

1. Make a pilgrimage to the shrine

The first way is for “the faithful to make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration or prayer dedicated to the Virgin.”
In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed, and invoke the Mother of God.

2. Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima

The second way applies to “the pious faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October (2017), and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary.”
Regarding this second way, the rector of the Fatima Shrine told CNA that the visit to the statue of the Virgin, “does not necessarily have to be only at Fatima or exclusively in Portugal,” but can be done anywhere in the world.
Those seeking an indulgence must also pray an Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.

3. The elderly and infirm

The third way to obtain a plenary indulgence applies to people who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around.
These individuals can pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017.
They also must “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.”

Editor’s note: The original version of this article incorrectly identified André Pereira as the rector of the Fatima shrine.

Taken from: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/three-ways-to-obtain-an-indulgence-for-the-100-year-fatima-anniversary-78258

Mary was a ‘courageous woman’ up to the end, Pope Francis says



Commemorating the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Pope Francis reflected on the day’s Gospel reading from St. John which recounted Jesus’ final moments on the cross. Mary, the pope said, had heard Simeon’s prophecy that a sword would pierce her heart and knew that her son would one day give his life for humanity.

“At the very end, she is there, standing, looking at her son” on the cross. “Maybe she heard comments: ‘Look, there is the mother of one of the three delinquents.’ But she remains. Silent. She is the mother, she does not deny her son,” the pope said Sept. 15 in his homily during a morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

Commemorating the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the pope reflected on the day’s Gospel reading from St. John which recounted Jesus’ final moments on the cross.

Mary, the pope said, had heard Simeon’s prophecy that a sword would pierce her heart and knew that her son would one day give his life for humanity.
Yet she followed Jesus the whole time, which is why “we say that Mary is the first disciple,” the pope said.

Francis told those gathered in the chapel with him that the scene of Mary at the foot of the cross is something to be contemplated in silence rather than explained.

From the cross, “‘woman,’ – her son says – ‘behold your children.’ He doesn’t say ‘mother,’ he says ‘woman,’” the pope said. “A strong, courageous woman; a woman who was there to say, ‘This is my son: I do not deny him.’”

Taken from: https://cruxnow.com/cns/2017/09/15/mary-courageous-woman-end-pope-francis-says/

Catholic Benefits Association presses Trump to end contraceptive mandate

Catholic Benefits Association presses Trump to end contraceptive mandate

President Donald Trump talks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Credit: Evan Vucci/AP.)
August 30, 2017
The Catholic Benefits Association, based in Castle Rock, Colorado, and representing more than 1,000 Catholic health care providers, has been the largest single plaintiff challenging the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. The association first sued the government in March 2014. CBA members are facing $6 billion in accumulated penalties should the issue fail to be resolved.

“This is a problem that’s easily remedied,” Douglas C. Wilson, CBA’s chief executive officer, told Catholic News Service. “It was created by Obama’s regulatory administration and it can be undone by the Trump administration just as easily.”
In an August 18 letter, Wilson asked the Trump administration, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice to stop defending the mandate in court and agree to a permanent injunction protecting the plaintiffs in all cases. The letter also urged the White House to adopt, unchanged, a proposed HHS regulation, submitted in May, to exempt employers with conscientious objections from having to comply with such mandates.
The mandate requires employers to provide coverage for contraception and abortifacients, opposed by Catholic moral teaching, under penalty of fines.
Wilson said he has not yet received anything other than a pro forma White House acknowledgement of the letter.
Asked about it during an August 24 news conference, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded, “I’m not sure if (Trump is) aware of the complaints or any specific places where that’s being ignored.”
On May 4, Trump, in a Rose Garden ceremony, announced an executive order, “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.”
“Your long ordeal will soon be over,” he announced to religious groups that included the Little Sisters of the Poor, whose Supreme Court victory in 2016 was widely considered the beginning of the end of the contraception mandate. “We are ending the attacks on your religious freedom.”

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The CBA, based in Castle Rock, Colorado, and representing more than 1,000 Catholic health care providers, has been the largest single plaintiff challenging the mandate. The association first sued HHS in March 2014. CBA members “are facing $6 billion in accumulated penalties should this fail to be resolved,” Wilson said.
In July, the CBA filed a motion with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver asking for affirmation of its 2014 injunction blocking implementation of the mandate. But on July 31, Justice Department lawyers opposed the motion and asked that the appeal be kept alive.
“They cited only some unspecified efforts to reach a regulatory resolution outside of the judicial process, but we have no guarantee that such a resolution will be either timely or sufficient,” Wilson’s letter argued.

(HHS Secretary Tom Price) “believes that the Little Sisters, eighty Catholic bishops, and hundreds of other religious employers should win their lawsuits. The president likewise has promised the religious employers victory. But for whatever reason, the Justice Department keeps defending Obama’s contraception mandate in court,” Eric Kniffin, a CBA lawyer said.
Wilson added, “It seems that this issue never crosses the finish line”.

Taken from: https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2017/08/30/catholic-benefits-association-presses-trump-end-contraceptive-mandate/