I can’t help it: I don’t know whether to feel sick or liberated.
I’ve only been helping out at JungleWatch for several weeks now, and so often felt like my war was being lost, even though every battle—I mean, EVERY BATTLE—has been won by us thus far, and we make great progress. It has felt like the willful ignorance of the NCW and lack of humility to admit stupidity or heresy or Protestantism or anything else makes me question from time to time why bother.
For that very reason (and with great sorrow for their victims), I thank God for his Providence in granting us Apuron’s pederasty, Adrian’s malice, Lurch’s stupidity, Edivaldo's satanic ambition to rise over all, and Hon's subterfuge. These betrayers of Christ and Mother Church have galvanized the forces for Christ and His Body like nothing else, and the people of Guam get it. And I have no doubt we will win that large and essential battle for the soul of the Church. But one thing is certain--the outcome of this fight for Christ will make waves for the Church--and God willing, wash away so much of the hubris and filth that attempt to make her a whore.
Make no mistake, my friends: in a very real way, we are at the vanguard in the battle against the False Prophet, right here on our little island (stay tuned and keep abreast of everything that comes out, because it's all related).
It's amazing what happened: I read an email from LaPaz and then a post from Chuck, and after checking something in Tim’s archives, it all made sense! Everything came together so obviously that I had missed the basic foundation of what's going on, what's really happening. Why the theological blows don’t seem to land. Why the Diana’s Catechism blather is so random and impervious to reason, and why Zoltan’s wicked pontificating seem to go on and on, as though he's Nigel Tufnel explaining that his amp is louder because it goes to 11. If I didn't know any better, I'd say that Kiko's corruption is quite literally an enormous and deliberate sin against the Holy Spirit.
And all the while, they quote Pope Francis extensively, for grievous purposes, and to good effect. The Holy Father has made clear that he's not so much interested in faithfulness to the Magisterium, because he's more focused on mercy. He's a pastor, not a theologian, as he readily professes, so his work creates a vacuum within which others sow their weeds there the Lord has planted the harvest (Matt 13:24-30).
In fact, for the Holy Father, it's all about corporal works of mercy, and that's essential to the Christian life. But so are the spiritual works of mercy, and when any pope or bishop solely concentrates on one to the exclusion of the other, he unintentionally leaves the flock exposed to false prophets and wolves in sheep's clothing. That's not a swipe at the Pope; it's a recognition of where the enemy draws strength.
So here we are at last. And I have had enough.
Exorcists will tell you that the three greatest weapons priests have in the combat with demons is, in order: the power of their apostolicity via their bishop's approval, their personal holiness, and knowledge of the demonic so as to flush them from their hiding places. Once confronted with these, the demon scrambles, hides, evades, mocks, anything--ANYTHING--until the priest quite literally beats up on the demon by making him reverence the Real Presence, reverence the Blessed Mother, kiss relics, and the like. The point: it becomes so painful for the demon to keep possessing their victim that it's actually less suffering for them in Hell.
Doubt me? Ask an exorcist. But I guarantee you right now: he's not with the Neocatechumenal Way. Nor a careerist secretary of a Curial congregation playing substitute teacher in the West Pacific.
So from my end at least, and with far less drama, there will be a substantive change in direction. Whatever I say should not be taken as necessarily that of JW participants, who have been so kind as to let me fight with them.
It's time to flush these malicious deceivers from their quarry. All of them. And I hope to help do that. But we need--all of us--to be clear as to what the real problem is.
Stand by for part one.
Stand by for part one.
In the meantime, remember the precious words of the Letter to the Hebrews:
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith." (Heb 12:1)