Friday, August 8, 2014

In France, Children of Non-Catholic Parents Ask for Baptism


If you see beautiful and tasty apples growing on a hawthorn bush, know that it was not this rough bush that produced them but a miracle of God. If you see a beautiful singing nightingale hatch from the egg of a serpent, know that it was not the serpent that beget it but another divine miracle.

In this century which seems to fulfill Our Lord's prophecy, "when you see the abomination of desolation in the holy place ... there shall be then great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be" (Mt 24:15-21) the thoughts above help us to understand how a tendency to ask for baptism can suddenly emerge among adolescents born to non-religious parents.

As this phenomenon has become well known in France, the leading Catholic newspaper La Croix writes an extensive report about in its Religion and Spirituality section (4/19/14). Its headline reads: "To the surprise of their families, an ever increasing number of children over seven undertake a journey of faith."

" 'To make me better'. 'Because I felt a need to grow in faith.' 'To give a meaning to my existence and put my life in God's hands.' These are the words with which Alexander, Victoria and M'Ballou witness their journey.

"Along with ten others comrades of theirs from the chaplaincies [pastoral schools] of Vanves and Malakoff (district of Hauts-de-Seine), these three teens aged 14-19 are preparing to become Christians. Their desire to be baptized does not come from their family traditions."
"It is impossible to know, among the 12,000 children between ages 7 and 12 and the 5,000 adolescents aged between 12 and 18 that are baptized every year, how many have made an entirely personal choice absolutely without their parents' intervention, whether they were non-believers, practitioners of another religion, or simply fallen away from church.

Those responsible find that this phenomenon is taking on a large scope. "To the surprise of his parents, a non-baptized mother and an atheist father, Alexander, 14, a good high school student chose to embrace the Catholic faith.

"While attending a baptism, M'Ballou, now preparing for a nursing test, felt a desire to draw closer to the Church. 'I grew up free but without faith, between a Catholic mother and a Muslim father. I realized that I was missing the faith,' says the young man, now 19.

"Victoria, now 17, with a clear look and wearing a black leather jacket, says that the question of religion was never raised in her home. 'My parents are divorced. My mother is baptized but never went to the Catechism, and my father has an image of the Grim Reaper tattooed on his arm: religion is not at all according to his taste.'

The girl has been regularly but unsuccessfully calling to be baptized since she was 6. Then, when she turned 15 she said, 'I got really angry', and her mother called the chaplaincy.

"In Colommiers (Aude), Benjamin admits to feel a certain 'pride' seeing his son Maxime, 10, prepare for the celebration. 'It was through scouting that he decided to attend catechism, be baptized and make his First Communion. For our part, neither my wife nor I are believers or practitioners. It is his first choice as an adult. I see him grow and he decides his own way, becomes autonomous.' "

The fact that such signal and unexpected graces could germinate in this century of disbelief and shame can only be attributed to an action of the Holy Spirit through the prayers of Mary Most Holy.

"The wind blows where it wills; you hear his voice but know not whence it comes and whither it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit" (Jn 3:8).

An unbeliever might ask, "but where will all this lead? It has no future. It will be eventually swallowed by the waves of modernity."

The answer is: Our Lord is not the God of unfinished works. If He began to build, He will come to an end even if He has to remove mountains and shake oceans, produce earthquakes and activate volcanoes.

Those who have faith must follow this phenomenon, favor it as much as they possibly can, and above all expect with all certainty the final victory of God.

Franciscan Capuchin Curia General in Rome asked to clarify if they use an irrational premise : Fr.Fidenzio Volpi OFM Cap., forces an irrationality on the FFI

Immagine-contattoThe Franciscan Curia General in Rome has an office for Justice whose director is Benedict Bunyanzi Ayodi (possibly a Catholic priest. The website does not mention it).He has been informed about  an injustice being done by a Francescan Capuchin priest against Catholic religious and lay members associated with the Franciscans of the Immaculate  community.
Fr.Fidenzio Volpi OFM Cap., uses an irrational premise in the interpretation of Vatican Council II, the same as the Franciscan Capuchin Curia in Rome and their members in general.
So he interprets Vatican Council II as a break with the past since he uses the visible-dead premise. Now the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate are not being allowed to offer the Traditional Latin Mass or teach at their seminary, unless they accept Vatican Council II, with the false premise.
Fr.Fidenzio Volpi is not permitting Catholics, even lay Third Order members to accept Vatican Council II, without the false premise.He and the 'new' small Franciscans of the Immaculate group are teaching new doctrines to seminarians and novices. These doctrines are based on the alleged ability of us humans, to see the deceased saved in invincible ignorance, the baptism of desire etc.He concludes that these deceased in Heaven are   explict, objective exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus, the Syllabus of Errors of Pope Pius IX and the Catechism of Pope Pius X. This is also a contradiction of Vatican Council II (Ad Gentes 7) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (845,846 1257 etc), which says all need faith and baptism for salvation and all need to enter the Church as through a door and that the Church knows of no means to eternal beatitude other than the baptism of water.Fr.Volpi assumes that those who are saved without the Sacraments are visible to us on earth and so are exceptions to Tradtion.

These cases are only possibilities for us and are known only to God. We do not know if there even was a single case saved, without the baptism of water.Since the saints tell us that God sent many people to them, back from the dead, only to be baptized with water.This was also the experience of St.Francis Xavier, the gifted missionary.
 Image not available
The Franciscan Curia members have been e-mailed .Their Office for Justice has been asked to intervene.They have also been asked to clarify if they accept Vatican Council II with the irrational premise.
-Lionel Andrades

 Image not available

The New Evangelisation is useless if what is being taught is Protestant Catholicism-Michael Voris