...Meanwhile, the first vows were conducted without the typical consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brazil and the Philippines. It was replaced by a simple expression of willingness to go on mission. The consecration to Mary is a fourth vow a characteristic of the order. In addition to the three evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience, which is common to all religious communities, the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate make a fourth Marian vow which precedes the others.
The abolition of the consecration to Mary is the second concrete imposition upon the charism of the order. "It raises the question: Was this consecration the problem? And if not: Why do you force upon the order such a change of its original charism," wrote Libertà e Persona.
The canon lawyer continues to debate whether the Decree of the Congregation of Religious of July 2013 is at all lawful or not. Opinions vary. The same applies to specific interventions such as the abolition of Consecration to Mary. Some canonists think that such an intervention could be resolved legally only by the General Chapter of the order. Again, opinions differ. Since Pope Francis forbade the courts to hear the discussions of the canonists, whatever conclusions they reach, for now, have no actual impact.
Since the provisional administration, numerous brothers have wanted to leave the Order. They want to maintain the lifestyle to which they have committed themselves through their vows. The planned start-up of an old rite order was banned by the Congregation of Religious. It's another indication that it is opposed to tradition and the traditional rite. Commissioner Volpi threatened the bishops not to allow Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, leaving their order. At the same time he presented accused those "entrusted" to him, of wanting to overthrow Pope Francis.
The brothers want to remain faithful to their consecration to Mary, the full devotion to the Immaculate. Its abolition represents a serious encroachment on the identity of the order. It is a cause of uncertainty and anger that there is no recognizable connection between the abolition and the introduction of the provisional administration.
According to credible sources this intervention is to be extended to the female branch and thus also to the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate to place them in a moral dilemma, who have vowed loyalty to a particular charism that has been accepted and confirmed by Pope John Paul II in 1998. The media always finds new horror stories to publish about the Order. Comparable hate campaigns had appeared in the German language are endured by the Opus Dei, the Engelwerk that Auerbacher SSND and also includes The Work. Monastery walls seem to inspire outlandish fantasies not only for journalists.
With the cloister in Florence, 15 convents have been closed. The provisional administration is leaving a veritable trail of destruction.
60 brothers have officially asked to be released from their vows to leave the order. Since Rome fears the establishment of a new order, the applications are not being accepted. The majority of them have been blocked for almost three years. As this path has proved a dead end, more brothers have given up an application.
With a Rescript ex audientia from April 4, 2016, which was made public only last May 11th, Pope Francis has revoked the previously self-evident right in church history of the right of diocesan bishops to recognize new religious communities. On June 1st received the approval by the Holy See. With the Rescript, Francis noted that the establishment of an order by a diocesan bishop without the consent of Rome is null and void.
The centralization ordained by Francis is the exact opposite of the other "decentralization" represented by him for the Church is as it carried out concerning the nullity of marriage, where the diocesan Bishop alone can decide today, or aiming for the admission of remarried divorcees to Communion.
Bishops close to Francis confirm, as the progressive magazine Il Regno reports, that although much of collegiality and synodality is talk, that the concentration of power in the hands of the Pope had never been so great in Church history.
Libertà e Persona presented the question in this context: "Is a federation of the Congregation for Religious preparing a common formation for all religious orders with their different charisms? Is a leveling of all charisms into a sort of syncretism of religious life what is desired? "
Destruction of the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate
The reason for all this (persecution) according to Franciscans of the Immaculate is not merely their support of 'Tradition', though all of them seem happy to celebrate both forms of the Roman Rite but their opposition to the speculative doctrines of Karl Rahner, the Jesuit.-Fr.Ray Blake
Pope Francis yesterday(Friday) visited the hospital San Giovanni Addolorata, Roma where abortions are done and contraceptives handed out.He did not comment on the abortions.
There are more Italians killed every year through abortion then the number of migrants drowned at sea.The pope visited Greece recently and pleaded for the cause of the migrants stranded there.He brought a migrant family to Rome on his flight.However yesterday he did not make a single comment on the Italian babies being killed in one of this hospital abortuaries.
The Pope made a surprise visit to the Accident and Emergency department and to the Neonatal unit of this hospital.This hospital legally kills babies. The bodies are probably dumped in the garbage bins.This was not reported by EWTN or CNA in their news reports.
Every alternative first Saturday of the month a few Catholic volunteers, go in front of this hospital to pray for the children killed through abortion.The pope does not permit any parish or diocese to join these Catholics in prayers for the Italian babies legally aborted.
On May 7,2016 a pro-life day in Rome, pro- lifers prayed the rosary from 9 a.m to 12 p.m at the front entrance of the hospital San Giovanni in Laterano dell' Addolorata,Rome.According to a spokesman of the hospital annually there are about 4000 abortions done at this hospital.
While over 1,30,000 Italians are killed annually through medically approved and government financed abortion.
Abortion on demand is available at this hospital.It is cheap and subsidised by the government of Sergio Mattarella and Renzi.
Pope Francis has condemned the Holocaust,and this is approved by the Jewish Left but he does not condemn the holocaust of abortion,in Italy, where Catholic hospitals are part of the problem.The pope has not called for the abrogation of the law 194.
The pope who has not opposed the abortion of children legally at hospitals,at medical institutes or clinics linked to the hospitals,will next month participate in an inter-faith prayer meetin. He will not tell the non Catholics there that they are all oriented to Hell ( https://youtu.be/vO8tg1pD-3I) unless they convert into the Catholic Church,according to Vatican Council II (AG 7, LG 14).Similarly he did not tell the doctors who encourage the Killing of infants that they too are all oriented to the fires of Hell.
The pope who pastorally permists the Eucharist to be given to the divorced and remarried and to practising homosexuals, pastorally is not telling these persons, that they are in mortal sin and are on the way to Hell, as is the priests and bishops who sacrilegeously give them the Eucharist.
The pope who does not the genuflect at the consecration during Mass but kneels during the washing of a Muslim women's feet during Holy Week, was politically correct yesterday at the abortion centre,as he continues to kneel before the Masons and the rest of the Jewish Left who follow Satan.
“I, afraid of that beast? It is he who should be afraid of me: I work in the name of the Lord of the world. He is just the monkey of God.”
—Father Gabriele Amorth, the famous Italian exorcist who was the exorcist for the diocese of Rome for the last 30 years, since 1986, referring to the devil. Father Amorth died today in Rome at the age of 91
“Stefano Maria Paci: Father Amorth, Satanism is increasingly widespread. The new exorcism ritual makes it difficult to do exorcisms. Exorcists are prevented from attending an audience with the Pope in St. Peter’s Square. Tell me honestly: what is happening?
Father Gabriele Amorth: The smoke of Satan enters everywhere. Everywhere! Maybe we were excluded from the papal audience because they were afraid so many exorcists would be able to chase out the legions of demons that have taken up residence in the Vatican.
Paci: You’re kidding, right?
Amorth: It may seem a joke, but I think it is no joke. I have no doubt that the devil tempts especially the leaders of the Church, as he tempts all leaders…
Paci: Are you saying that here, as in any war, Satan wants to conquer the opposing generals?
Amorth: It is a winning strategy. One always tries to implement it. Especially when the defenses of one’s opponents are weak. Satan also tries. But thankfully there is the Holy Spirit who governs the Church: ‘The gates of hell shall not prevail.’ Despite the defections. And despite the betrayals. Which should cause us no surprise. The first traitor was one of the apostles closest to Jesus, Judas Iscariot. But despite this, the Church continues on her way. She is held up by the Holy Spirit and therefore all the efforts of Satan can have only partial results. Of course, the devil can win some battles. Even important ones. But never the war.”
—from a 2001 interview between Italian journalist Stefano Maria Paci and Father Gabriele Amorth, published in the June 2001 issue of 30 Giorni magazine
In September 2006, 10 years ago, I received several letters from readers asking me if the new, post-Vatican II ritual of exorcism was as valid and effective as the old, pre-Vatican II ritual. I replied that I knew little about the matter, but would try to talk about the issue with Father Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the city of Rome since 1986. Two of these readers flew to Rome to accompany me for the conversation.
We drove over to a section of Rome near the via Cristoforo Colombo and parked the car. As we walked up to the address, located on a city block filled with residential apartment buildings, the music to the song “YMCA” was blasting out over the street from one of the open windows.
Father Amorth (photo below) greeted us warmly and ushered us into his office, which had the appearance of a kitchen, with a sink and stove at one end of the room.
But, since he did not know who we were, having never met us before, he asked if we would agree to answer three questions, and then to allow him to pray over us, one by one, before we began our interview. We agreed.
I was the first to sit down on a chair at the end of the room.
He moved his stole so that half of it was over my neck and shoulder while half remained over his neck and shoulder. Then he asked me the questions.
“Do you attend Sunday Mass regularly, every Sunday?” he asked. “Do you pray the Rosary? Do you go regularly to confession?”
After I gave him my answers, he began to pray over me, reciting a series of prayers, while I sat there. After a time, my eyes slowly closed. He then tapped on my head and then, with his fingers, raised my eyelids to look deeply into my eyes. I still remember the intensity of his gaze, just a few inches from my face. Then he continued to pray and at a certain moment, he finished, and said to me: “I declare you free of any evil spirits.”
He asked the same questions and prayed the same prayers over my two companions, each of whom heard him say the same final words, declaring them free of evil spirits.
Only then did we begin a long conversation about the Church today, about his work as an exorcist, and related matters, that continued for almost two hours.
I asked him how the new rite compares to the old rite, and whether concerns about the new rite are legitimate.
He said the new rite is legitimate, but that its prayers are less precise and powerful against the devil than the prayers of the old rite, so he prefers to do exorcisms in the old rite, and does so.
He also said that whe he and one other exorcist went to the Vatican to try to gain a hearing for their concerns about the revisions in the rite, only one cardinal came to their assistance: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who defended their continued use of the old rite.
Though now he has passed away, I would like to express thanks to him for the hospitality he showed to me that day, and for the prayers that he prayed over us.
Gabriele Amorth was born in Modena, in northern Italy, on May 1, 1925. He died today in Rome at the age of 91.
He was a Catholic partisan soldier at the end of the Second World War, and active after the war in Catholic Action, the youth movement of the Christian Democratic Party
He was ordained a priest in 1954 at the age of 29. An excellent writer, he published many articles in Italy’s leading Catholic magazine, Famiglia Cristiana.
Passionate about Mariology, he became the editor of the Catholic monthly magazine Madre di Dio (“Mother of God”). He was a member of the Pontifical International Marian Academy.
In 1986, the Pope’s cardinal vicar for the diocese of Rome, Cardinal Ugo Poletti, named Amorth the exorcist for the diocese.
He was a student of Father Candido Amantini, who for many years was the exorcist at the Scala Santa (the Holy Stairs) in Rome (the stairs believed to be those which Christ walked up to his trial before Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem, brought to Rome by St. Helena in the early 4th century, in about the year 326 A.D.). Today, many pilgrims go to those steps and walk up them on their knees, praying.
In various interviews, Amorth said he had carried out more than 50,000 exorcisms over the years, some taking him just a few minutes, others taking many hours of prayer.
Amorth also said that he had only been faced with about 100 cases of real demonic possession in all those tens of thousands of cases.
Most of the cases, he said, were either “disturbances” caused by the devil, or simple mental illnesses.
In an interview with Stefano Maria Paci of 30 Giorni in 2001, Amorth sharply criticized the post-Vatican II revision of the rite of exorcism.
“The old Ritual should have been amended, not entirely redone,” Amorth said. “There were prayers used for 12 centuries. Before canceling prayers so old which for centuries had proven effective, we should hesitate. But instead, no. All of us exorcists, using the prayers of the new interim Ritual, have experienced that they are totally ineffective… The new Book of Blessings has painstakingly removed any reference to the fact that the Lord must protect us from Satan, that the angels protect us from the assaults of the devil. They removed all the prayers that there were for the blessing of homes and schools. Everything should be blessed and protected, but today the protection from the devil does not exist anymore. There are no more defenses or even prayers against him. Jesus himself taught us a prayer of liberation, in the Our Father: ‘Deliver us from the Evil One. Deliver us from Satan.’ In Italian it has been translated incorrectly, and today we say: ‘Deliver us from evil.’ We speak of a generic evil, which we do not know the origin of, but the evil which our Lord Jesus Christ taught us to fight is a concrete person: Satan.”
Amorth tells Paci that the “greatest victory” of the devil is to persuade us that he does not exist.
In another interview (link), Amorth once said that he believed the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as requested by Our Lady of Fatima in her apparitions to Sister Lucy, had not been done fully.
“The Consecration has not yet been made,” he said. “I was there on March 25 (1984) in St. Peter’s Square, I was in the front row, practically within touching distance of the Holy Father. John Paul II wanted to consecrate Russia, but his entourage did not, fearing that the Orthodox would be antagonized, and they almost thwarted him. Therefore, when His Holiness consecrated the world on his knees, he added a sentence, not included in the distributed version, that instead said to consecrate “especially those nations of which you yourself have asked for their consecration.” So, indirectly, this included Russia. However, a specific consecration has not yet been made. You can always do it. Indeed, it will certainly be done…” Amorth died today in Rome after several days in the hospital of Santa Lucia.
May he rest in peace, and may eternal light shine upon him.
Recognise the error in Vatican Council II.Avoid it.Affirm Vatican Council II with the New Theology.
Affirm Tradition without assuming Lumen Gentium 16, Lumen Gentium 8 etc are visible instead of invisible in 2016.In this way you stay clear of the New Theology.
Tell the liberals that you are a traditionalist who affirms Vatican Council II with the New Theology.You are a traditionalist who supports the old ecclesiology in harmony with Vatican Council II ( interpreted without the irrational premise).
You are a Feeneyite.So you have a rational interpretation of Vatican Council II. The irrational interpretation of Vatican Council II comes with the New Theology which is based on an irrationality(invisible cases are visible).
The two popes and the Vatican Curia affirm the New Theology, the irrational Cushingite theology and interpret Vatican Council II with this innovation.So the conclusion is non-traditional as would be expected.
Vatican Council II for Cushingites emerges as a rupture with Tradition.Vatican Council II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church,interpreted with the New Theology, creates a rupture with Tradition.Avoid the New Theology and these magisterial documents are seen with a different perspective.It's simple and easy. It seems too good to be true. This is the missing link.We have found it after some 50-plus years of confusion.
Without the Cushingite theology, without the New Theology based on an irrational premise and conclusion ,Vatican Council II has a hermeneutic of continuity.
So ask the popes to interpret a Vatican Council II in which :-
1.Hypothetical cases are only hypothetical and not explicit.
2.Hypothetical cases are not assumed to be objectively visible so there is no violation of the Principle of Non Contradiction. The New Theology is a violation of the Principle of Non Contradiction.
3.Lumen Gentium 16, Lumen Gentium 8, Unitatis Redintingration 3 etc refer to invisible, imaginary cases in 2016. They are theoretical and hypothetical for us. They are not objectively seen and known in the present times.So they do not contradict the Feeneyite interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.The dogma in the pre-Conciliar Church is the same as it was for the 16th century missionaries.Vatican Council II is Feeneyite.
So change the liberal-secular image of what it means to be a traditionalist and accept Vatican Council II. Affirm that all Catholics need to formally convert into the Church, all need to be incorporated into the Church as members, for salvation.Cite Vatican Council II (AG 7,LG 14).Cardinal Angelo Amato has called for Catholic mission based on AG 7 and LG 14.Traditional mission doctrine based on Vatican Council II.All non Catholics are oriented to the fires of Hell in 2016 and there can be no known exceptions.
Affirm the first part of the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 which is Feeneyite.Reject the second part of the Letter which contradicts the first part.It is Cushingite. It uses a false premise and conclusion.It is the basis of the New Theology.The New Theology comes to us from the error in the second part of the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 to the liberal Archbishop of Boston.
See here are passages from Vatican Council II. I accept the part in redandblue.The passages in red do not contradict those in blue for me, since I avoid the irrational premise. I do not assume they refer to known and objective cases in the present times. I accept them as being hypothetical. In this way I revert to the old theology and the old ecclesiology and of course avoid the New Theology which has grown from the 1949 Marchetti Letter to the Archbishop of Boston.
Therefore, all must be converted to Him, made known by the Church's preaching,
and all must be incorporated into Him by baptism and into the Church which is
His body. For Christ Himself "by stressing in express language the necessity of
faith and baptism (cf. Mark 16:16; John 3:5), at the same time confirmed the
necessity of the Church, into which men enter by baptism, as by a door.
Therefore those men cannot be saved, who though aware that God, through Jesus
Christ founded the Church as something necessary, still do not wish to enter
into it, or to persevere in it." Therefore though God in ways known to
Himself can lead those inculpably ignorant of the Gospel to find that faith
without which it is impossible to please Him (Heb. 11:6)...- Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II
14. This Sacred Council wishes to turn its attention firstly to the Catholic
faithful. Basing itself upon Sacred Scripture and Tradition, it teaches that the
Church, now sojourning on earth as an exile, is necessary for salvation. Christ,
present to us in His Body, which is the Church, is the one Mediator and the
unique way of salvation. In explicit terms He Himself affirmed the necessity of
faith and baptism and thereby affirmed also the necessity of the Church,
for through baptism as through a door men enter the Church.Whosoever,
therefore, knowing that the Catholic Church was made necessary by Christ, would
refuse to enter or to remain in it, could not be saved...
Catechumens who, moved by the Holy Spirit, seek with explicit intention to be
incorporated into the Church are by that very intention joined with her. With
love and solicitude Mother Church already embraces them as her own.- Lumen Gentium 14, Vatican Council II
This is the one Church of Christ which in the Creed is professed as one,
holy, catholic and apostolic, which our Saviour, after His Resurrection,
commissioned Peter to shepherd, and him and the other apostles to extend and
direct with authority, which He erected for all ages as "the pillar and
mainstay of the truth".This Church constituted and organized in the world
as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the
successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him, although many
elements of sanctification and of truth are found outside of its visible
structure. These elements, as gifts belonging to the Church of Christ, are
forces impelling toward catholic unity.-Lumen Gentium 8, Vatican Council II.
3. Even in the beginnings of this one and only Church of God there arose
certain rifts,(19) which the Apostle strongly condemned. But in subsequent
centuries much more serious dissensions made their appearance and quite large
communities came to be separated from full communion with the Catholic Church -
for which, often enough, men of both sides were to blame. The children who are
born into these Communities and who grow up believing in Christ cannot be
accused of the sin involved in the separation, and the Catholic Church embraces
upon them as brothers, with respect and affection. For men who believe in Christ
and have been truly baptized are in communion with the Catholic Church even
though this communion is imperfect. The differences that exist in varying
degrees between them and the Catholic Church - whether in doctrine and sometimes
in discipline, or concerning the structure of the Church - do indeed create many
obstacles, sometimes serious ones, to full ecclesiastical communion. The
ecumenical movement is striving to overcome these obstacles. But even in spite
of them it remains true that all who have been justified by faith in Baptism are
members of Christ's body, and have a right to be called Christian, and so
are correctly accepted as brothers by the children of the Catholic
Moreover, some and even very many of the significant elements and endowments
which together go to build up and give life to the Church itself, can exist
outside the visible boundaries of the Catholic Church: the written word of God;
the life of grace; faith, hope and charity, with the other interior gifts of the
Holy Spirit, and visible elements too. All of these, which come from Christ and
lead back to Christ, belong by right to the one Church of Christ.-Unitatis Redintigratio 3, Vatican Council II
The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions.
She regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those
precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she
holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which
enlightens all men.Indeed, she proclaims, and ever must proclaim Christ "the
way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6), in whom men may find the fullness of
religious life, in whom God has reconciled all things to Himself.-Nostra Aetate 2, Vatican Council II
Although the Church is the new people of God, the Jews should not be
presented as rejected or accursed by God, as if this followed from the Holy
Scriptures. All should see to it, then, that in catechetical work or in the
preaching of the word of God they do not teach anything that does not conform to
the truth of the Gospel and the spirit of Christ. -Nostra Aetate 4, Vatican Council II.-Lionel Andrades