"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Novus Ordo: Francis to participate in Charismatic Renewal meeting in Circus Maximus

Novus Ordo: Francis to participate in Charismatic Renewal meeting in Circus Maximus
The Charismatic movement is important to the New World Order for it is bringing together people of different "faiths" together (ecumenism).  The Antchrist will be highly charismatic and even speak in tongues so say some saints...
"One of the most active spiritual movements of the Catholic Church, the Charismatic Renewal, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary. 

It all began in 1967 during a student retreat at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Patti Mansfield was one of the attendees. The college students asked God for the gift to experience the Holy Spirit as the apostles experienced on Pentecost.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal
"Then say Lord, Baptize me in your Holy Spirit. You see all my desires, needs, weaknesses. I can't do anything without the power of the Holy Spirit.  Lord, send your Spirit to me. Just these three simple worlds, 'Come, Holy Spirit'- that's a powerful prayer."

The experience spread quickly among people from other campuses, and later took root in Christian institutions and parishes.

Now, there are about 120 million Catholics. It is not a single association, but people or groups that share the desire to receive the outpouring or baptism of the Holy Spirit.

The pope has invited them to celebrate these 50 years in Rome from May 31 to June 4. He will meet with them twice and invite them to his Mass in the Vatican.

International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services
"The Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal is a set of celebrations that we are organizing to celebrate and give glory to God for the 50 years of existence of this current of grace in the Catholic Church. The Charismatic Renewal is a way of living out the faith."

Thirty thousand people from 122 countries have already registered. For five days they will gather in basilicas throughout Rome to pray and to reflect on their history.

Patti Mansfield and Sr. Briege McKenna are scheduled to meet with priests to prepare them to renew their promises.

In addition, on Friday they will meet with Pope Francis at Circus Maximus in Rome.

International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services
"He himself gave us the appointment at Circus Maximus. The place he chose is the same place where the first Christians were martyred. He has this dream, which he shared with us, and he wants it to be a prophetic gesture: one where we invite many Pentecostal and Protestant brothers to celebrate Pentecost with us."

One of the characteristics the pope appreciates most about the Charismatic Renewal is that it brings Christians together in prayer from different denominations.

Therefore, it is not only Catholics who will be celebrating these 50 years in Rome.

Is the Charismatic Movement Truly Catholic?
Regarding its origins:

Charismatism takes its origins from Protestant Pentecostalism in the United States and it has spread throughout the Catholic Church by the "Baptism in the Spirit".
Regarding its "Baptism in the Spirit":

This spiritual baptism is an innovation which the Charismatic renewal attempts to justify by claiming that with the sacraments the Catholic Church has not fulfilled all the abundance of the Gospels: "The over flowing and abundance of the New Testament should not be hastily assimilated to subsequent sacramental forms" (Fr Laurentin, Charismatic apologist, in his book Pentecôtisme chez les Catholiques, Beauchesne, 1975).  Now, the Catholic Church alone is the custodian of the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  It transmits infallibly the blessings of the Gospels in the only true Sacraments.  "My God, I firmly believe all the Truths which You have revealed to us and which You have taught us through Your Church, because You can neither deceive nor be deceived."  (Act of Faith)
Regarding the emphasis put on charisms:

1. The presence of charisms is not sufficient to prove their divine origin:
"Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of My Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Many will say to Me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in Thy name, and cast out devils in Thy name, and done many miracles in Thy name?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity."  (Matt. VII: 21-23)
"There are people whom the devil does not prevent in any way from doing much good because the good which they do serves him to deceive them."  (Fr. Lallemant, La Doctrine Spirituelle, Paris, 1882, p. 253)
2.  The Catholic Church is built on the supernatural virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity and not on charisms which are only lower gifts which must be controlled by the Church.
    "But be zealous of the better gifts.  And I show unto you yet a more excellent way."  (I Cor. XII :31)
    "Certain people value above all amongst the spiritual gifts, that of performing miracles, which are to be seen, forgetting that there are many others higher, which are hidden and because of that not liable to fall."  (St. John Climacus, Scala Paradisi, 26th degree, 78)
    "In comparison with Charity which is perfect, these gifts are of little consequence and those who are at that level can fall while those who have Charity do not fall.  I tell you that I have seen men who have received all the charisms and who have become participants in the Spirit and who nonetheless fell because they did not achieve perfect Charity".  (St. Macarius Magnus, IVth c., Spiritual Homilies, II, 27, 14)

Regarding its search of extraordinary signs and wonders:

1. Risk of illusion: "And I greatly fear what is happening in these times of ours: If any soul whatever after a bit of meditation has in its recollection one of these locutions, it will immediately baptize all as coming from God and with such a supposition say, 'God told me,' 'God answered me.'  Yet this is not so, but, as we pointed out, these persons themselves are more often the origin of their locution."  (St. John of the Cross: The Ascent of Mount Carmel. Book II Ch. 29) (1)
2. Possession by the devil: "Through the desire of accepting them one opens the door to the devil.  The devil can then deceive one by other communications expertly feigned and disguised as genuine.  In the words of the Apostle, he can transform himself into an 'angel of light' (II Cor. XI:14). (...)  Regardless of the cause of these apprehensions, it is always good for a man to reject them with closed eyes.  If he fails to do so, he will make room for those having a diabolical origin and empower the devil to impose his communications.  Not only this, but the diabolical representations will multiply while those from God will gradually cease, so that eventually all will come from the devil and none at all from God.  This has occurred with many incautious and uninstructed people."  (St. John of the Cross: The Ascent of Mount Carmel. Book II Ch. 11) (1)
Regarding its suspicion of the Church's Hierarchy:

The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church is seen as a stifling human institution:
"In so far as the ecclesiastical institution is constructed in the form of a hierarchical and closed juridical structure, in so far as it is organised, not according to the spirit of charism but by coopting clergy monopolising the resources, the knowledge, the power and the initiative in the Church, the Charismatic thrusts have been stifled."  (Fr Laurentin, Ibid.)  Now this hierarchy derives from God Himself: "He said therefore to them again: 'Peace be with you.  As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you.' " (John XX 21)  "And I say to thee: Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church.  And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."  (Matth. XVI 18)

Regarding its ecumenism:

"Originating from Protestant families, I was baptised a Protestant.  Today, I know that God wants me to be a Protestant.  I have gradually felt that I must not separate myself from my Protestant Church but to bring myself closer to it."  (Testament of a young girl in the Bethany Community, in Revue Tychique, No. 52, p.10)
"There will not be a real Judeo - Christian dialogue until the return of the Lord, except when Christians are truly Christian and the Jews truly Jewish."  (Brother Ephraim, Founder of the Community of the Beatitudes, in Cahiers du Renouveau, No. 64, p.13)
Now, the Catholic Church teaches infallibly: 'Outside the Church there is no salvation'.

"The Catholic Church alone keeps the true worship.  It is the Church of Truth, the home of the Faith, the temple of God; he who does not enter it or he who leaves it, loses all hope of life and salvation.  Do not let anyone hold a dogged view.  It is a question of life and of salvation.  If one does not watch out carefully and prudently, it is ruination and death."  (Lactantius; IIIrd c., Catholic apologist.)

Charismatic Renewal is therefore not Catholic.