"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]

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fr. Campbell, "Surviving the Tempest"

Surviving the Tempest

There is a reason for the chaotic condition of human society in our time. Those who wish to establish a “new world order” believe that the previous order of things must be reduced to chaos. This will enable them to impose their own godless order under the power of the Antichrist. Christians will be ruthlessly persecuted. It is already happening.


But God has not abandoned us to confusion and chaos. He has revealed the truth to us in His Divine Son, Jesus Christ. That’s why the devil is in such a rage. The Son of God is denied. The ‘church of Vatican II,’ clothed as the harlot in purple and scarlet (Apoc.17:1,2), is flirting with the world, hoping to become a partner in its plans for a New World Order, baptized as “a civilization of peace and love.”    

In his great work, The Liturgical Year, Dom Prosper Gueranger speaks of the “exclusive right” of the true Church:

“When Christianity first shone upon mankind, it found error supreme mistress of the world. Having to deal with a universe that was rooted in death, Christianity adopted no other plan for giving it salvation than that of making the light as bright as could be; its only policy was to proclaim the power which truth alone has of saving man, and to assert its exclusive right to reign over the world. The triumph of the Gospel was the result.”

So, truth – the truth of the Gospel – has an exclusive right to reign over this world. But the church of Vatican II and its false popes decided to abandon this exclusive right, and to acknowledge the equal rights of those who teach error. Now we have “profound respect” for the philosophies of this world and the “doctrines of devils,” to use a phrase from St. Paul (1Tim.4:1). Dom Gueranger’s words apply here as he laments what he saw happening even in his own time:

“But now, with the connivance of those whose Baptism made them, too, children of light, error has regained its pretended rights. As a natural consequence, the charity of an immense number has grown cold in proportion; darkness is again thickening over the world, as though it were in the chill of its last agony.”

The nations in their present state cannot admit the true Catholic Church to partnership in the New World Order. The Church is a dangerous institution – it smites the enemies of God with the sword of God’s word. It puts down liars and deceivers with the truth of the Gospel. It claims as its Mother and Queen the Holy and Immaculate Virgin Mary, who goes into battle and intercedes for us. The Church finds her in this Scripture passage:

“Who is this that comes forth like the dawn, as beautiful as the moon, as resplendent as the sun, as awe-inspiring as bannered troops?” (Cant.6:10).

Through its prayers and supplications the Church sends St. Michael and the heavenly hosts of angels to do battle with Satan and his demonic hordes, together with their earthly counterparts. Evildoers are right to fear the Catholic Church, for after its time of trial it will rise gloriously to shatter the kingdom of darkness by preaching the Gospel to all nations. No wonder they want to destroy it. That’s why the true Church has been brought down to the dust and has all but disappeared. Jesus Christ was dangerous, and they had him crucified. His Church is dangerous to the devil’s New World Order, so it must be destroyed too. But it will rise again in glory, just as the Lord Himself did on the third day after He died on the Cross.

The true Church does not beg to be a partner in the New World Order. The true Catholic Church has the authority from God Himself to teach the nations, and the nations and their leaders have an obligation to hear the Church. Our Lord commanded His Apostles:

“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” (Mt.28:8-20a). “He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be condemned” (Mk.16:16).

Whether the UN, the EU or the US, the nations must hear and obey the voice of God. “He who hears you hears me; and he who rejects you, rejects me; and he who rejects me, rejects him who sent me” (Lk.10:16).

The true Catholic Church speaks with the authority of God, but the false church of Vatican II craves the approval of the world, and has revealed itself a traitor to Christ the King. Pope Pius XII, quoting St. Augustine, teaches the primacy of Christ the King:

“The ‘Catholic Church, the City of God, whose King is Truth, whose law love and whose measure eternity’ (St. Augustine, Ep. CXXXVIII. Ad Marcellinum, C. 3, N. 17), preaching fearlessly the whole truth of Christ and toiling as the love of Christ demands with the zeal of a mother, stands as a blessed vision of peace above the storm of error and passion awaiting the moment when the all-powerful Hand of Christ the King shall quiet the tempest and banish the spirits of discord which have provoked it” (Summi Pontificatus, #110).

Christ the King, now ascended into Heaven and seated at the right hand of the Father, will come again in glory to judge the nations, as He foretold to His Apostles:

“And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations bewildered by the roaring of sea and waves; men fainting for fear and for expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming upon a cloud with great power and majesty. But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your head, because your redemption is at hand” (Lk.21:25-28).

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