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  • COVID-19 Agenda Red Flags

    Red Flags of the COVID Agenda Fr. Jordi Rivero, 2022 Below: 2 text viewing options Also: Complete series here 🔗 Back

  • COVID and the Church – Series

    COVID-19 and Our Decisive Times Series by Fr. Jordi Rivero and Lourdes Pinto ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ COVID-19: The Red Flags 🔗 ​ COVID-19: The Spiritual Battle I – The Church vs. the Anti-Church We are now facing the final confrontation– Karol Wojtyla. II: The Eucharist, the Cross and COVID-19 Keys to live the pandemic III: The Catholic Church and the COVID-19 Vaccines Permission is not equal to obligation. A personal decision ​ "I will give them a heart that obeys and ears that hear" Baruch 2:31 A Well-Formed Conscience is Critical for These Decisive Times –I ​ A Well-Formed Conscience is Critical for These Decisive Times –II

  • A Well-Formed Conscience is Critical

    A Well-Formed Conscience is Critical for Our Decisive Times –I Lourdes Pinto — September 23, 2021 Video 🎥 A Well-Formed Conscience: Critical for These Decisive Times, part 1 Cenacle 9/23/21 Lourdes Pinto Fr Jordi spoke to us last week of Papal authority. He explained what INFALLIBILITY is, other teachings on faith and morals called ordinary magisterium, and a pope’s judgment applying a moral principle to a situation or controversy. This is the case of the pope’s support for the vaccine. An uncritical acceptance of the pope’s opinion on these matters is contrary to our responsibility to discern and act according to our conscience. What is our conscience? CCC 1776 - “Deep within his conscience, man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment. … For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God. ... His conscience is man’s most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God, whose voice echoes in his depths.” My Word is My life that must touch the depth of your heart. A hardened heart cannot feel the touch of My living Word. The intellect can receive My Word and manipulate it, but the Spirit penetrates a heart with My Word and transforms it. #116, p.311 They (men) too must make themselves VULNERABLE at the feet of Jesus crucified and expose the depths of their hearts. Simple Path, p.33 CCC 1779- It is important for every person to be sufficiently present to himself in order to hear and follow the voice of his conscience. This requirement of interiority is all the more necessary as life often distracts us from any reflection, self-examination, or introspection: By being attentive to how you use your hands or fail to use your hands, how you gaze at others, and how the words flow from your lips, you will come to know the sin that remains in your hearts. Simple Path, #105, p. 291 My family, prepare for battle. Be attentive to Me. SP, #148, p.437 CCC 1781 - Conscience enables one to assume responsibility for the acts performed. II. Formation of Conscience CCC 1783 - Conscience must be informed and moral judgment enlightened. The education of conscience is indispensable for human beings who are subjected to negative influences… CCC1790 - Yet it can happen that moral conscience remains in ignorance… CCC1791 - This ignorance can often be imputed to personal responsibility. This is the case when a man “takes little trouble to find out what is true and good.” Knowledgeable of Church’s teachings on faith & morals forms our conscience: Birth control- CCC2370 – as an end or means to render procreation impossible is intrinsically evil. Premarital sex- CCC2390-2391 - the sexual act must take place exclusively within marriage. Outside of marriage, it always constitutes a grave sin and excludes one from sacramental communion. Homosexuality- CCC-2357-2359 - basing itself on sacred scripture, which presents homosexual Max at acts of great depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” they are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. CCC 1784 - - The education of the conscience is a lifelong task. …it prevents or cures fear, selfishness and pride, resentment arising from guilt, and feelings of complacency, born of human weakness and faults. The education of the conscience guarantees freedom and engenders peace of heart. CCC 1785 - In the formation of conscience, the Word of God is the light for our path; we must assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice. We must also examine our conscience before the Lord’s Cross. We are assisted by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, aided by the witness or advice of others, and guided by the authoritative teaching of the Church. Conscience before difficult decisions- Covid & mRNA “vaccine.” CCC 1787 - Man is sometimes confronted by situations that make moral judgments less assured and decisions difficult. But he must always seriously seek what is right and good and discern the will of God expressed in divine law. CCC 1788 - To this purpose, man strives to interpret the data of experience and the signs of the times assisted by the virtue of prudence, by the advice of competent people, and by the help of the Holy Spirit and his gifts. Fruits of Covid pandemic “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.” Mt 12:33 FEAR worldwide – caused anxiety, depression, mental distress, sleep disorders, pediatric depression, suicide, but also darkens our capacity to reason & discern Spiritual problem – Philippians 4:4-7 Before we can go deep into our conscience to listen to the voice of God, we must deal with our fears. Our fears need to come into the light of our conscience before Christ crucified. This is important work for spiritual accompaniment (CCC1788-). DECEPTION -Lies: Vaccine immunity is long-lasting (booster every five months. Vaccinated persons can get the virus and transmit it.) Unvaccinated are spreading the virus (no mention of natural immunity) CENSORSHIP of any person, no matter the qualifications, that speak against the “agenda.” Fruit of censorship & deception- to health measures of unknown substances with unknown long-term effects as love of neighbor DIVISION in families, communities, Segregation – unvaccinated are being banned from “non-essential” services Labeling of groups of people, “anti-vaxxers,” “conspiracy theorist,” misinformation Bishops forcing their priests to confess to the congregation that they are unvaccinated DISTANCING- loneliness, hospitals, social interactions, touch, smiles, human contact CHILDREN are being greatly harmed CONTROL, - TYRANNY, mandate vaccines violate the dignity of the person– loss of jobs, lockdowns, CDC “camps.” Diocese in Canada is mandating vaccines to go to mass “Stop and think about that: perfectly healthy priests being barred from administering the soul-saving graces of the sacraments because their natural immunity is no longer considered to be of any use. This is not only anti-science, anti-immunology, and anti-human, but anti-Christ.” Mark Mallett, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin implying that if Americans question and challenge the COVID shot mandates, they are now considered potential “” (DVE). CCC 1782 - Man has the right to act in conscience and in freedom so as personally to make moral decisions. “He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. Nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious matters. . Back

  • Love Crucified Catholic Community

    WELCOME TO LOVE CRUCIFIED CATHOLIC COMMUNITY "Suffer all with Me, no longer two but one, in My sacrifice of love" LC News & Updates Significance of the Veil There is a trend among Catholic women to return to wearing the veil at Mass, yet few understand the deeper significance of the veil. 🔗 God's H idden Victim Souls His army for the great battle that has begun ​ Our Lord, God the Father and our Blessed Mother form us to be victims of love 🔗 ​ Heralds of Hope II HOPE VS DESPAIR The opposite of hope is despair. What are the causes and symptoms of despair? Can “good Catholics” be lukewarm? How is God bringing hope in despair through The Simple Path? 🔗 Recent messages to the Love Crucified Community for the Church MESSAGES A CALL TO PRIESTS "How marvelous is the priesthood of the Christian, for he is both the victim that is offered on his own behalf, and the priest who makes the offering. He does not need to go beyond himself to seek what he is to immolate to God... The victim remains and the priest remains, always one and the same…" —Saint Peter Chrysologus READ MORE BOOKS FROM LOVE CRUCIFIED Love Crucified (LC) has published three books inspired by the messages and teachings God has given the community for the Church. ​ The Simple Path , is God's formation manual for His hidden victims of love, the saints of the end times, to usher in the Triumph of Mary with the new Pentecost. God’s Hidden Victim Souls contains the messages received through the LC Community. Teachings on The Simple Path given to the LC community to help live more fully the Simple Path. BOOKS A CALL FOR SPIRITUAL MOTHERHOOD ​ “You will be the mother of a great number of spiritual children, yet they will cost your heart the death of a thousand martyrs. Bring yourself as an offering for the priests. Unite your offering with My offering, to obtain graces for them.” —Blessed Conchita READ MORE Donations Love Crucified is a nonprofit org.

  • A Well-Formed Conscience is Critical | Love Crucified

    A Well-Formed Conscience is Critical for These Decisive Times –II Lourdes Pinto — September 30, 2021 A Well-Formed Conscience: Critical For These Decisive Times, part 2 9/30/21 Lourdes Pinto CCC 1788- To this purpose, man strives to interpret the signs of the times Chapter 8 of Simple Path This preparation is what this Path has been teaching us. We call it the St. Maximilian Kolbe preparation because he saw the signs of the times and prepared… St Maximilian was t because he knew the spiritual nature of the battle and his mission. He wrote: Modern times are dominated by Satan and will be more so in the future. The conflict with hell cannot be engaged by men, even the most clever. The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. St. Maximilian’s preparation was not to avoid suffering, but rather to be able to carry out fully the mission which the Lord entrusted to him in the midst of enormous trials: to be faithful and to be a beacon of light for others. (p.398) I need you, My faithful remnant, to save them from Satan’s deception. #109, SP 126. A Crusade of Victim Souls —Diary of a MOC. Satan is working to bring forth his new world order of destruction, but My crusade of victim souls will possess the power of God to crush the head of Satan. You are the heel of the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Continue giving your life daily for the mission I have entrusted to you… Do not lose hope in all that I have placed in your heart. My crusade of victim souls will have to suffer greatly and be formed to perfection in love to fight this fierce battle, but know that My Cross has triumphed. Now, through this crusade, it needs to triumph in the hearts of My people. Persevere in love. Persevere in trust. (4/10/12) The fear of suffering and death could not stop him. While many Christians collaborated with evil or fell into despair during the Second World War, St. Maximilian was ready to give his life as a martyr in Auschwitz. (SP, p.399) El Congress has given the green light to the law presented by the socialist party to impose prison penalties to the pro-life groups that “block the right to abortion" in front of the abortion "clinics". ​ Clear & steadfast identity & mission forms our conscience Prophets Cardinal Ratzinger speaking of prophecy: they help us to understand the signs of the times and to respond to them rightly in faith… (Sp, p.403) 151. Be My Prophets of Light to Warn and Awaken, p.439 I have formed you, trained you, dressed you to be My prophets of light to warn and awaken My people before the horrible day of judgment comes down upon you. There will be wailing, groaning, and grinding of teeth in your streets. The darkness of evil will cover you. Be prepared when these things happen that I speak to you about. Do not let the thief catch you unprepared. Believe, you are My people, My little ones, held in the Father’s palm. Believe that I Am one with you, the Light in the world, My living hosts. Believe so that My Light can shine through you to penetrate the darkness consuming the world. Believe in the Power of God working through His hidden force. Love and continue to suffer ALL, as one with Me in My sacrifice of love, to enter prepared with God’s armor the fiercest battle that is at hand. Do not be ashamed of My words (cf. Mk 8:38) and share the treasure of heaven that has been entrusted to you (The Simple Path to Union) with many. Complete My Path and, as My Heralds of Hope, teach it from the housetops. This is your mission. Respond with great zeal and courage of heart, as My warriors of love, for these decisive times. (10/20/2012) Franz Jägerstätter - A Hidden Life Conclusion CCC 1794- The more a correct conscience prevails, the more do persons and groups turn aside from blind choice and try to be guided by objective standards of moral conduct. GS 16 To act in good conscience during these times of tribulation is hard work. We need to ask at the foot of the Cross, gazing at our Love crucified, “Is this tree with its fruits good or evil?” Recently, I had to ask an important question for myself, “Do I stop speaking to my community as their spiritual mother of the great evil I see before us? Do I stop mentioning the so-called “vaccine”? Is it time to just stay quiet and suffer in silence?” I struggled deeply with these questions. My humanity wanted to back off. I was feeling exhausted swimming against the current. I went again into deep silence and prayer to be attentive to the voice of God leading me. The very next morning, I received Mark Mallett’s blog, Just Sing a Little Louder, and at the end was my sign from God. Does one stop warning when the German soldiers are in the streets? When people are being forced onto trains? When the trains are rolling by? When there is smoke billowing from the “camps”? I can’t. For sixteen years, the Lord has called me from being primarily a singer-songwriter to now writing about the times through which you are now living. And everything that the Lord had shown me years ago is now happening – including the fact that people, by and large, would simply not want to listen to what either I, or most especially, what Our Lord and Our Lady have to say. For me, it has been 15 years since the Lord called me to be His victim soul and to help form more victims of love for the great battle that now has begun. The Lord also told me that few would listen, “My daughter, few will listen, but you are called to be My voice in this wilderness. You will be the last warning (I felt not just me but all the prophets for these times) 7/6/11.” Woe to me when the mass destruction of humanity comes, and I stayed quiet to not offend any of you and to preserve my reputation. Therefore, in good conscience, I must continue to speak the truth of Satan’s deception and lead this little army of our Blessed Mother in courage and obedience to lay down our lives with Christ as His martyrs, white or red! 9/29/21 Feast of the Archangels Jesus to the Missionaries of the Cross Believe that I am making all things new. Believe I have chosen you (MC) to fight the great decisive battle alongside Saint Michael. Believe you have found favor with God, not because of your human intelligence, nor any of your works, but because each of you responded simply to be My victim souls. Now has come the time of the great sifting; your fiats to be My victim souls will be tested in a way that you have not yet been tested. You must persevere in prayer and silence so that the many voices of the world do not cloud your conscience. In silence, attentive to My voice, I will convict you of truth. Always choose good and never evil. Trust that I am guiding you. Be ready to suffer greatly with Me. I responded in trust and abandonment to My Father, and I suffered crucifixion. This was My Father’s Will, for He is Love. I was ready to suffer all in obedience to His perfect Will because of love of Him and you. You are My Body; will you be obedient to My Will, which is the Will of our Father to make all things new? You must be willing to suffer greatly as one with Me for the salvation of many, and you too will receive the crown of glory. Persevere in remembering who you are and what I have spoken to you as My Missionaries of the Cross. Go in peace and love to do My Holy Will without fear. Back

  • Convenant | Love Crucified

    Convenant in Love Crucified Lourdes Pinto — May 7, 2020 Back

  • The Church and the Anti-Church

    The Church and the Anti-Church Part I of a series ​ We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives. ... How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time. – Karol Wojtyla. ​ Fr. Jordi Rivero | August 12, 2021 | Audio We are living in decisive times A person’s time on earth has always been decisive because it determines our fate for eternity. But our times are decisive in a particular way: It will not be possible to remain as Christians simply based on family tradition. We have entered a new stage of the spiritual battle, a new world order with an aggressive anti-Christian ideology. As we are pressured to accept immoral practices, each person will have to decide: Christ or the world. We will be tempted to capitulate and justify it, saying: “I had to do it, or I would be fined,” or “I would lose my job”… Let us not fool ourselves. We make a choice. There is no discipleship of Christ without the Cross. Christians have come to this crossroads since the beginning. When Jesus was taken prisoner, Peter followed Him at a distance. His love was still imperfect, and he could not overcome his fear.[1] Another crossroad was when Henry VIII of England declared himself the head of the Church. Only one bishop in all of England, St. John Fisher[2], remained faithful. He was martyred. The acquiescence of the other bishops sealed a division in the Body of Christ that remains today. Yet, a remnant of faithful priests and laypersons held to the faith, and many were martyred in the ensuing years. History gives us a vital lesson: Few remain at the Cross. Will we? Only if our love, like Peter’s, is perfected through suffering. It is for these decisive times that the Lord has been forming us in Love Crucified. We need to live our identity and mission and deepen our response every day. What are we facing? Cardinal Karol Wojtyla visited the USA in 1976, two years before being elected pope. His words were like a lightning bolt amidst the festive spirit of the Eucharistic Congress. He said: We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it… How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time[3]. Cardinal Wojtyla had personal experience of the horrific suffering caused by the Nazis and Communists and the subsequent enslavement of many countries. He was not speaking lightly when he told us that we are facing “the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through,” that it is now “inevitable” and will be “brought about in blood.” The confrontation is between the Church and the anti-Church. The battle lines are drawn. We are either the Church or the anti-Church. Now the Church appears weak and infiltrated by the anti-Church, but it will be purified by fire. We must remain humbly united with Mary in obedience at the foot of the Cross. One with Him in suffering. Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) wrote: The church will become small… The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals...[4] The book of Revelation portrays this battle as the confrontation between the Church and the evil demands of the pagan state. The state is under the power of the “Red Dragon” (Rev 12) and functions as a godless anti-Church. This secular religion, formed by the enemies of God, worships the emperor and persecutes the Woman (The Church, Mary). The same Scriptures warn us that the Anti-Church appears to be invincible and multitudes bow to its demands; therefore the faithful are encouraged to persevere when threatened with martyrdom. Christ will conquer the anti-Church through a faithful remnant with Mary. Those are the victims of love of the faithful Church who shed their blood and persevere through the tribulation. The blood of the martyrs united to Christ’s wins the victory (See the last secret of Fatima[5].) The enemy works while we sleep The Popes, Mary, and the saints[6] have warned us about the battle but were mostly ignored. Meanwhile, the anti-Church works tirelessly to control the vital elements of society: government agencies, the media, schools and universities, corporations, sports, and even the so-called fact-checkers. How can so many diverse institutions work in unison to effectively impose the anti-Gospel? Saint Paul tells us who is at the helm there: Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Eph 6,12) Satan needs relatively few in his inner circle of collaborators, those who sell their souls for power and money. To these few, he gives the power to deceive vulnerable multitudes because their hearts did not receive God. An example: On Good Friday, the main plotters were religious men attached to their power and positions. Satan used them to mobilize a mob to cry out, “Crucify him.” Many of them had walked with Jesus and welcomed Him in Jerusalem, but their hearts remained closed. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. (Mt 23:37) We must be immersed in the Word and the Path that the Lord has given us. Seek to repent and go deep, avoid being distracted by the anti-Gospel that is all around us. The Passion continues throughout history. We are seeing it now: A powerful elite is deceiving the multitude around us, pressuring us to think and act as they do. In other words, to yield to the pressure of the anti-Church. The multitude is mixed: Some are aggressive, while others think that we are foolish and are trying to “help” us. The anti-Church gains control through deception The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ”. (2 Cor 4:4). Blinded minds do not love the Gospel’s truths and moral principles. They fall for the anti-Gospel because they offer what they crave. The anti-Church adopts exalted ideals as bait to deceive and enslave: The French Revolution promised “liberty,” “fraternity” and “equality”; the Communist claim to be for social justice. Journalism has been replaced by propaganda. Lies are repeated until they are accepted as dogmas that determine what is right and wrong. The anti-Church tells us to “follow the science” but shuts down qualified persons that do not support its agenda. No honest discussion of facts is allowed. They say that data does not lie, but those who work with it can. ​ St. John Paul II warned us about this agenda 28 years ago: Vast sectors of society are confused about what is right and what is wrong, and are at the mercy of those with the power to “create” opinion and impose it on others[7].” “Progress”, for the anti-Church, means dismantling everything Christian by portraying it as oppressive. Example: The cancellation of St. Junipero Serra. Their priority is to destroy what is most sacred: human life, the family, sexuality. Having legalized the massacre of the unborn, it goes after the children, overriding parental authority[8] to impose LGTB indoctrination, gender theories and to advocate for the right to surgical gender “transitions[9]. The anti-Church exploits the evils of the past to condemn the entire history of the nation. It re-writes history books to cancel or distort all that does not fit their narrative. It promises to fix all problems through revolution. It exploits anger and frustration to incite riots. It calls for defunding the police. It violates our God-given constitutional rights to religion and free speech. Those who object are labeled as terrorists, hate mongers, agents of misinformation, radicals, homophobes, sexists, and bigots. They are excluded from society. They are stripped of professional credentials, lose employment, fined, defamed, censored, canceled from social platforms, even brought to court, and imprisoned. The Great Reset The Great Reset [here ] [video ] is one of the objectives of the oligarchy of the anti-Church to establish a New World Order. Here One of their many organizations, the World Economic Forum (WEF), offers a glimpse of their objectives on their website: The world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a “Great Reset” of capitalism as the way to make this world a better place.[10]” Cardinal Muller has warned that it aims to control “all aspects of society, including religious practices and ownership[11].” Is it crazy to think that a few hundred or thousand ambitious and wealthy elites are conspiring to control the world? If you think so, you do not know world history. The Great Reset is well documented. It appears in many publications, such as Time magazine. Others dismiss the danger, saying: “it cannot happen here.” They trust that the Constitution, our system of government, and the good sense of the people will prevail. They are optimistic. But optimism and pessimism only reflect wishful thinking, our human expectations. Optimism vs. Faith Christians are optimistic only if we understand it in light of faith: All things will be for the good of those who trust in the Lord. But we should have no illusions about an easy path. Jesus could be viewed as pessimistic when he foretold His passion and Peter as the optimist who said: “This shall never happen to you!” (Mt 16,22). Jesus was demolishing our old way of thinking, our deceptive optimism so that we can face the Cross with faith and conquer with it. Without faith, the natural response is to deny the reality of the Cross, and when that is no longer possible, we fall into fear and despair. Fear allows the devil to weaken us and confuse us because we lose sight of God. Do not be afraid of Satan’s “Great Reset.” It is a parody of God’s Great Reset that will be manifested through Jesus: “He who sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new’[12].” This is the great reset that we must keep our eyes on while we suffer through the other. Scripture teaches us that God’s ways are not our ways. God calls us to trust Him and renounce our plans, even when they seem most secure and logical to us. But, like the Jews, we sometimes despair when we see the Pharaoh’s chariots, we forget the miracles and want to return to Egypt. Jesus often tested His disciples, so they would grow in faith. He sleeps through the storm, tells them to feed a multitude with five loaves, tells them to cast their nets when there were no fish, to follow Him to the Cross. The Lord has called the Community of Love Crucified to be His warriors, along with all those who are willing to listen. These are just two of His messages that sum up what I have shared with you. April 10, 2012: Satan is working to bring forth his new world order of destruction, but My crusade of victim souls will possess the power of God to crush the head of Satan. You are the heel of the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Continue giving your life daily for the mission I have entrusted to you... Do not lose hope in all that I have placed in your heart. My crusade of victim souls will have to suffer greatly and be formed to perfection in love to fight this fierce battle, but know that My Cross has triumphed. Now, through this crusade, it needs to triumph in the hearts of My people. Persevere in love. Persevere in trust. April 30, 2012: My people are vanishing in the trap of Satan as fish accumulate in the fishermen’s nets to be brought out of the waters of life. My people are perishing as they accumulate by the multitudes in the net of Satan’s deception. I have given you, My little ones, the treasures of heaven contained in My simple path to freedom, and you persist in your stubbornness. For 40 years, My people persisted in their stubbornness as I led them to new life... You must be bold, My little one, for the justice of God is now upon you... A time of great darkness is approaching; life as you know it will cease to exist. It is only My victim souls that have entered the safety of the Cross who will be in peace, and it is only they, My victim souls, who will be able to fight this battle with My Mother. My priests who do not become one with the Word of the Cross will perish with the multitudes. Your mission is to raise up My victim souls for this decisive battle. If you do not respond to this desire of My Sacred Heart, you will have forsaken Me [1] The Simple Path p. 130. [2] [3] Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, address to USA bishops, 1976. Reprinted Wall Street Journal, 9 Nov. 1978. [4] Joseph Ratzinger, Faith and the Future, 1969 (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2009), p. 114. [5] Cited in The Simple Path to Union with God , p. 143. [6] The Simple Path to Union with God , Chpt. 8. [7] Homily, Solemnity of the Assumption, 8th World Youth Day, Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, Colorado, USA, 15 Aug. 1993), [8] [9] [10] [11] Card. Muller [12] Rev 21:5. ​ Back

  • COVID and the Catholic Church

    The Catholic Church & COVID-19 Part III of a series – Series Fr. Jordi Rivero – October 3, 2021 Video 🎥 Audio ↓ Text is below Our Decisive Times –III: Catholic Church and the COVID-19 Vaccine Fr, Jordi Rivero, October 3, 2021 –Updated 10-15-2021 The Holy Father supports the vaccine against COVID-19. His argument depends on two things: First, moral principles: we should act in love and seek the common good. But the pope also depends on the assessment he has received about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness, which may turn out to be flawed. The pope’s statement on the vaccine is not morally binding because, as we shall see, the Church recognizes that it is not her competence to judge the efficacy or effectiveness of medical procedures such as vaccines. Her competence is limited to teaching the moral principles to guide our discernment. So let us examine those principles, found in the most authoritative statement on the use of the COVID-19 vaccine: The note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), “On the morality of using some anti-COVID-19 vaccines,” published by papal decree on December 21, 2020.[1] The connection with abortion and the conditions for receiving the vaccine The CDF’s central concern in this document is the ethics of using vaccines produced or tested with cell lines of aborted children (the abortions took place some 50 years ago, and the cell lines are kept alive and reproduced in the lab). Based on the belief on the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception,[2] the CDF stated that these vaccines present “ethical problems.” There are, however, different levels of cooperation with abortion; the highest is deciding to use the illicit cell lines of aborted children (drug companies and government), while for those who receive the vaccine, the cooperation with abortion is passive and remote. It is not formal cooperation because they did not participate in the abortions nor the production of the vaccines. Therefore, the vaccines could be used in good conscience, but only if the following conditions are met: If there is a grave danger, such as the otherwise uncontainable spread of a serious pathological agent… All vaccinations recognized as clinically safe and effective can be used in good conscience. In the absence of other means to stop or even prevent the epidemic (last resort). To use the vaccines “in good conscience” means that the ethical problems have been considered, and it has been discerned that the above conditions are met. 1 –Is there a grave danger? 2 –Is the treatment safe (what are the adverse reactions, are the risks of treatment justifiable)? 3– Is it effective? 4– Are there other means available? Are the four conditions met? The CDF states that the Church cannot judge: We do not intend to judge the safety and efficacy of these vaccines, although ethically relevan