Wherein Fr. Z maps weird things, connects dots, rants a lot, and offers an ACTION ITEM!

Yesterday evening I wrote about “creeping incrementalism” which can manifest in different ways, namely, the slow removal of things, until something is changed, and the slow addition.  Think of removing grains from a heap of sand until there is now longer a heap, or the addition of heat to water in which one desires to boil a frog.  Another way is the replacement of one thing with another, as a commentator mentioned, such as the process of petrification, minerals replacing organic matter.

These processes are slow.  They are used by the Enemy, so that we are not suddenly alarmed and make changes to reverse course and correct our ways.

For some time, as I hear about bizzare things going on in and around the Vatican City State, I’ve been trying to connect the dots.   This morning I connected literal dots just to see what a few of these strange things looked like, mapped out.

  • There was a horrible drug fueled homosexual orgy at the Palazzo Sant’Uffizio some years back.  That’s in the very building where the CDF and the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” are housed.  Where the Faith is defended and where Tradition is being fostered.  The CDF also handles the graviora delicta, abuse matters.  This is also very close to the a) place where Peter was crucified, b) the Synod Hall, c) the Casa Santa Marta (where Francis lives), d) the Basilica where Peter’s bones are.
  • A ceremony was held in the Vatican Gardens near the Museums where a tree was planted and an imam recited a sutra from the Koran that was intended to claim territory for “Allah”.  That video was scrubbed and the whole thing buried.  I recently went to that spot and saw the tree.  There is no plaque for the event, though all the other commemorative trees have a plaque.
  • A pagan ritual was held in the Vatican Gardens near the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.  A statue of Pachamama was venerated in a ritual way.  A pagan idol was venerated, in violation of the 1st Commandment.  This idol was ubiquitous during the Amazon Synod as were black bowls used in the rite to invoke that demon.   I know at least one priest who went to that place and recited Ch. 3 of Title in the Roman Ritual to exorcise a place.
  • Pagan symbols including many Pachamama idols with obscene dehumanizing photos were displayed in a church just up the main street extending to St. Peter’s Basilic, in Santa Maria in Traspontina.  There were regular ceremonies there to venerate the demonic idols over a period of a month.  An young Austrian man took some of the idols from this church and threw them into the Tiber River.
  • During the closing Mass of the Amazon Synod, one of those black bowls with a plant with red flowers, associated with the cult of the demon Pachamama, was placed – at the order of Francis – on the very altar of Saint Peter’s Basilica directly over the place where the bones of St. Peter are located.

What does that look like on a map?

These places are not very far apart.  Vatican City State is small.

What does this mean?   I have no idea what it means, exactly, other than that it means nothing good.  However, if I were on the side of the Enemy, I would probably want to make sure that events which summon the demonic should occur close to this most holy site.

Demons are attracted by certain actions and they then cling to the places where they were perpetrated.  Their claims must be broken by exorcism.

I have to ask this… what a sad this it is to have to ask… do priests and bishops out there really believe in Satan and the fallen angels and the whole spiritual battle that is being waged for our souls?  Do they believe in possession, oppression, infestation?  The power of sacramentals?  SACRAMENTS?   Really believe?

I’ve written this before, but I’ll post it again.  And again.  And again.  And again… until I start getting notes from priests and bishops about what they are doing.

Priests and bishops are not primarily administrators or coordinators.  They are not primarily nice guys or social workers or hand holders.  While ministry might include those things, they are primarily for offering the Sacrifice of the Mass and for exercising the Keys, by forgiving sins and by sanctifying, breaking the bonds of the Prince of this world and bring the presence of the King.   Anyone can do those other things.  Only the sacerdos can do those other things.  Let priests be priests.  There is nothing more important than a priest or a bishop can do than mediate for the people in the sanctuary of the holy places, churches, and to go to bless and cleanse where needed.

If I were Pope, I would weekly send exorcists around the curial offices to clean house.  If I were a bishop, I would weekly send priests around blessing the work spaces of the chancery and sprinkling holy water and even blessed salt.  Pastors of souls should do that for their rectories.  Fathers of families should ask the priest to bless their homes.

Hell and demons are real, friends. And they really hate you.  Fight back.  Use sacramentals. Even more powerful than sacramentals are sacraments.

Again, as I have written before…

We can get down in the dumps about what is going on or we can rise up and fight back.

I want to keep as many of you out of Hell as I can and enjoy the glory of Heaven with you when our time comes.

For now, however, we are in The Fight Of Our Lives.

So, you read about awful things in the Church and heresy and stupidity from her duly appointed pastors?  Fine.  If the Church is being attacked with such fury, and from the inside, that means that the Church is exactly what we need to belong to!

Paradoxically, the corruption we see and the infidelity we read of are proofs of the Church’s divine origin.

And since Christ founded the Church, that’s the Church I want to be in, flaws, wickedness and all.

Next, battle isn’t pretty.  Just as a soldier in the state of grace who does his duty knows that even in battle he is in the “safest” place he can be, so too we know that we members of the Church in the state of grace are in the safest place we could be, even though corruption and infidelity and disgusting things are going on at every level.  Since the Church is of divine origin, there is no place else we should ever want to be.   We can be sad sometimes at the results of the battle.  We can be afraid sometimes in the midst of the battle.  But let us not waiver in our trust in Christ’s promises.  Heaven is our reward, not worldly security, even in the Church.  The Lord is my strength and shield and my trusting heart exalts in Him and with song I’ll give Him thanks even for the terrible battle that it falls to me to fight as His priest.

Moreover, Rome is only Rome.  The “Vatican” is only the Vatican.  Curial structures are not of divine origin.  Christ promised nothing to the Roman Curia.  He made no guarantees that the Faith would be preserved in the Curia.  “Put not your trust in princes: In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.”

Stick to the true and the proven.  Stick to traditional sources for the review of the content of your Catholic Faith.  Remember too that the content of your Faith is not just stuff to be read and memorized, but is also a Person with whom you have a relationship.  Stick to Christ.  Use the sacraments well.  Review your own state in life and, having determined your duties and obligations, carry them out faithfully and with singularity of purpose.  Examine your conscience and…

GO TO CONFESSION!

ACTION ITEM

Were every reader here, today, to examine his or her conscience and then GO TO CONFESSION!, offering up prayers of reparation for sins committed by faithless priests and bishops, faithless catholics who twist souls through their media outlets (Fishwrap, America, Commonweal, The Tablet, etc.), imagine the blow that would give to the Enemy.

Were every reader here, today, to take up the call of the Mother of God and do what she asked in praying the Rosary and making acts of reparation, imagine what a ripple effect that would have.

You are NOT few in number, dear readers.  YOUR acts of reparation would be NOT a few.  You can have an impact.

Were you to make an act of reparation and pray for forgiveness and conversion each time you read a story about the faithless agents of Hell who twist papal documents to contradict the Church’s true teachings, who are caught in the commission of evil acts, who distort minds and hearts through their horrid reporting or opinion pieces at certain internet sources… imagine the impact.

You might also pick a particularly annoying priest or bishop or media person who is clearly in trouble and dedicate some of your prayers for him.

Remember the prayer before using the internet. HERE

Remember also the prayer for the conversion or destruction of the Fishwrap.  HERE

Remember to activate your Confirmation.  HERE

Remember The Bux Protocol™.  HERE

Remember the Act of Reparation taught by the Angel of of Peace at Fatima:

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore You profoundly and I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He Himself is offended. And by the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners.

We are not helpless in this battle, friends.  We have mighty spiritual weapons, made strong and good by Christ.

FIGHT!

Do I hear an “Amen!”?

 

 

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33 Responses to Wherein Fr. Z maps weird things, connects dots, rants a lot, and offers an ACTION ITEM!

  1. Spinmamma says:

    Amen.

  2. Gaetano says:

    In the face of acedia, this is exactly what we need.
    The Burke Protocol of fasting and decade of the Rosary every day was a genuine tonic during the Amazon Synod, and yielded many spiritual graces for me.

  3. benedetta says:

    I went to confession.

  4. Suburbanbanshee says:

    If this were an anime, I would expect monsters attacking Tokyo, what with the five abomination points around a center.

    Bear in mind, though, that demons can influence the weakminded who want to be evil and edgy. And edgy stuff gets done for all sorts of human reasons, not needing to be a conspiracy. That does not make harmful acts less harmful.

  5. richiedel says:

    “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.” (Romans 1:24-25.

    Connect the dots.

  6. Philmont237 says:

    Father,
    What about the location of the “Catacomb Pact”? Where was that? We might get a more complete picture if that was there.
    Also, it looks like the Sistine Chapel is what is the spatial average to these four points (red stars). Although, I don’t know how to mathematically prove or disprove this since I no longer have the GIS software.

  7. I have to ask this… what a sad this it is to have to ask… do priests and bishops out there really believe in Satan and the fallen angels and the whole spiritual battle that is being waged for our souls? Do they believe in possession, oppression, infestation? The power of sacramentals? SACRAMENTS? Really believe?

    No, most priests and bishops do not believe. They prove it by the hateful ways they treat us in the pews.

  8. Philmont237 says:

    Actually, I did confirm it using http://www.geomidpoint.com/. The Sistine Chapel IS THE MIDPOINT of those four coordinates.
    Adding St. Peter’s Basilica as a fifth point puts the center just south of the Sistine Chapel. Close enough in my opinion.
    If you take just the Iman ceremony, the tree-planting ceremony, and the Pachamama display the centroid is exactly the Sistine Chapel.

    Granted, I may be off a little bit because I am just comparing what you mapped visually and trying to assign a lat/long to each location. But I would bet money that if there is any significance to these point circling a midpoint that that midpoint is the Sistine Chapel.|
    I can email you the graphic I was able to create if you would like me to.

  9. MaryW says:

    SSPX superior has called for a day of fasting today . Tomorrow every priest in the SSPX will be offering a Mass of reparation. I intend to satisfy my Sunday obligation by attending an NO Mass at the Vigil tonight, then attend a Mass at an SSPX church, tomorrow (will not present myself for Communion). Is this ok for me to do? All Masses will be followed by the recitation of the Litany of Saints.

    [Yes, you can do that. Also, I’ll bet some priests who are NOT part of the SSPX will be doing that, too. Just a guess.]

  10. Semper Gumby says:

    “Priests and bishops are not primarily administrators or coordinators. They are not primarily nice guys or social workers or hand holders.”

    Amen.

    “Hell and demons are real, friends. And they really hate you. Fight back. Use sacramentals. Even more powerful than sacramentals are sacraments.”

    Amen.

    “So, you read about awful things in the Church and heresy and stupidity from her duly appointed pastors? Fine. If the Church is being attacked with such fury, and from the inside, that means that the Church is exactly what we need to belong to!”

    Amen. And “Fine” brings to mind Jocko “Good” Willink, author of the book mentioned here:

    https://wdtprs.com/2019/11/wdtprs-32nd-ordinary-sunday-your-mission-as-a-christian/

    “Next, battle isn’t pretty. Just as a soldier in the state of grace who does his duty knows that even in battle he is in the “safest” place he can be, so too we know that we members of the Church in the state of grace are in the safest place we could be, even though corruption and infidelity and disgusting things are going on at every level. Since the Church is of divine origin, there is no place else we should ever want to be. We can be sad sometimes at the results of the battle. We can be afraid sometimes in the midst of the battle. But let us not waiver in our trust in Christ’s promises. Heaven is our reward, not worldly security, even in the Church. The Lord is my strength and shield and my trusting heart exalts in Him and with song I’ll give Him thanks even for the terrible battle that it falls to me to fight as His priest.”

    Amen.

    “Moreover, Rome is only Rome. The “Vatican” is only the Vatican. Curial structures are not of divine origin. Christ promised nothing to the Roman Curia. He made no guarantees that the Faith would be preserved in the Curia. “Put not your trust in princes: In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.””

    Amen. Amen.

    “Stick to Christ. Use the sacraments well. Review your own state in life and, having determined your duties and obligations, carry them out faithfully and with singularity of purpose.”

    Amen.

    “Were every reader here, today, to examine his or her conscience and then GO TO CONFESSION!, offering up prayers of reparation for sins committed by faithless priests and bishops, faithless catholics who twist souls through their media outlets (Fishwrap, America, Commonweal, The Tablet, etc.), imagine the blow that would give to the Enemy.

    “Were every reader here, today, to take up the call of the Mother of God and do what she asked in praying the Rosary and making acts of reparation, imagine what a ripple effect that would have.”

    Amen.

    “You might also pick a particularly annoying priest or bishop or media person who is clearly in trouble and dedicate some of your prayers for him.”

    Amen.

    “Do I hear an “Amen!”?”

    Amen!

  11. Ellen says:

    I’ve been to confession and I say the rosary every day. I also follow the Office of Readings podcast. I’m going on a pilgrimage to the OLAM shrine soon.

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  13. Irish Timothy says:

    Amen! Thank you Father Z!

  14. Jeannie says:

    Amen

  15. tho says:

    Father, the progressives, or liberals, whatever they are called, have already won the biggest battle, they changed the mass. It was such a stunning act that few catholic believed that it could happen. We were, and have been in shock for at least 50 years. That act was akin to the Reichstag Fire, and everything flowed from it. As you have so often told us, save the liturgy, save the world, at least our catholic world.
    In my opinion, God is punishing us for such a transgression. A solution, would be like that diocese in Brazil, their bishop made the TLM the only mass that could be said in that diocese. If we had only one bishop, here in America, who would do that, it would upset the whole progressive applecart. Anyway, that is my stupid opinion.

  16. Semper Gumby says:

    Probably unrelated, as the following incident has the air of an overt political stunt.

    On June 6, 2016 (6/6/16) the Satanic Temple of Los Angeles used GPS to plot a pentagram, a 5-pointed star, around the town of Lancaster for a Satanic ritual. The Satanists apparently had a beef with the Mayor, who wanted to turn Lancaster into a “Christian town,” castrate pitbulls, and play birdsongs on Main Street to make people happy.

    The Satanists said they had a Constitutional right to do whatever they wanted and Church and State should be separate. (Yes, they misunderstand the Constitution, they are also subverting it).

    It is unclear if the Mayor hired a skywriter to draw a Cross over the town.

  17. RosaryRose says:

    AMEN!!!

    God bless you Fr Z

  18. oldCatholigirl says:

    Amen.

  19. Hildegard says:

    Amen, Father.
    This Fall I’ve felt a very strong urgency to pray for priests. During my Holy Hour, I dedicate each decade of the rosary for a different priest, bishop or cardinal who seems under siege. Also doing prayers of reparation lately.

  20. Hildegard says:

    Father Z, my husband blesses our house with holy water each night. We are wondering about blessed salt. Is that just regular salt we can ask our pastor to bless? Seems like it would be preferable because it lasts longer. Thank you.

  21. The Cobbler says:

    As far as dots go, your observations about the UN and such the other day and Fr. Longenecker’s recent posts on how pagan earth worship matches the worldview of materialists and how it might be that the world powers converge on making that worldview explicit via a revival of paganism, seem apropos to each other.

    Or there’s this series of insights from discussion with a friend:

    Pachamama is a fertility goddess, yet children are sacrificed to her, as though she were really merely a sex goddess (womanhood without mothering). It’s a sort of view of life and power through a tit for tat lense: gaining power only by demanding something from your mortal subjects (how very weak and dependent are the gods of the heathens). Transactional relationships, in other words: the archetype of which is whoring, but it’s also a zero-sum view of power that is popular in our anti-hierarchy day and age. (It stands in contrast to the personal strength one can gain by focusing on oneself rather than external things, which everyone can increase.) And yet on the other hand she is supposed to procreate without a man. And what is the other side of virility, besides libido (that is, besides the male part of fertility)? Strength and conflict. Pachamama must sound perfect to feminists who want to still be for life, but against dependence on those oh so dangerous males.

    Thus, the three lies of the Pachamama:
    – Control of fertility without control of sexuality.
    – Fruitfulness without fighters.
    – Power by transaction (gained from others) without growth.

    Essentially the same as the sexual revolution, in other words; and I would not be the first to note that, civilization being built by and upon family, the sexual revolution is nothing short of the abrogation of the spirit of civilization and a return to the spirit of barbarism (which is in reality as far from the imaginary noble savage as possible).

    A fourth would be the lie that pregnant women are ugly. I’ve seen a woman give birth twice; she never remotely resembled, nor has any other baby bump I’ve seen, a pair of fat bananas sitting on a rotting pear. But I suppose if you have a distorted and crude moral vision of fertility, then you probably end up with a crude and distorted literal vision of fertility.

  22. LaramieHirsch says:

    I believe that these men in the Vatican serve The Dragon that seeks to devour The Lamb.

  23. Mac in Calgary says:

    Amen!

  24. Fr. Kelly says:

    Amen.
    Tomorrow, I am offering our monthly parish TLM in reparation for these offenses against the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart.

    For another reference point, on September 29 the feast of St Michael, a statue of Moloch was placed at the entrance to the Colloseum as part of the Roman celebration of Carthage ?!?

  25. lifelong Catholic says:

    Connecting the dots of the demonic “events” in and around the Vatican and mapping thereof is truly frightening and revealing.
    I suppose that it is to be expected that most cardinals, bishops and priests are not willing to speak against the machinations of individuals in the Vatican for various reasons. I do find it interesting, though, that the bishops of the USCCB are very concerned about how they are perceived by Jorge ‘Francis’ Bergoglio and his supporters and do not hesitate to publish a statement regarding Austen Ivereigh’s book “Wounded Shepherd”. Mr. Ivereigh is described in Wikipedia as “A former deputy editor of The Tablet” and “He is author of Faithful Citizens: a practical guide to community organising and Catholic social teaching,”. And where have we heard the phrase “community organizing” before?????? (rhetorical question) The USCCB statement in part:
    “November 7, 2019
    WASHINGTON – James Rogers, Chief Communications Officer for the U.S. Conference of
    Catholic Bishops issued the following statement today in response to Wounded Shepherd.
    ‘Austen Ivereigh’s new book, Wounded Shepherd, perpetuates an unfortunate and inaccurate myth that the Holy Father finds resistance among the leadership and staff of the U.S. Bishops Conference. The author disparages the General Secretary and a consultant to the Committee on Canonical Affairs particularly by suggesting they drew up documents in October that were then deliberately excluded from Rome. This is false and misleading….’
    Full statement of the USCCB: http://www.usccb.org/news/2019/19-187.cfm
    God bless you, Father Z, for speaking Truth !!!!!!!

  26. Mater et Magistra says:

    Amen!

    And may God bless you Father, and strengthen you in your true and valiant efforts for Christ!

    And let us pray for each other to double our efforts and stay strong and focused in this spiritual battle!

    Amen!

  27. Felipe says:

    This is why I read your blog

  28. AveMariaGratiaPlena says:

    Amen, Father! Another commenter mentioned acedia. I’ve come to the realization that acedia is at the base of my spiritual problems, and am asking the Lord to give me the grace to root it out.

    Yesterday I prayed flat-out to my Guardian Angel something like, “Look, I’m completely helpless and you’ve got to help me. I’ve been trying too much to do this on my own and I can’t. You’ve got to help me and tell me what to do.” This was before heading to Confession. I go to Confession at a Church farther away where there’s a more reverent priest, and on the way the idea popped into my head that I needed to listen to some YouTube videos on acedia. I pulled up a Fr. Mike Schmitz/ Ascension Presents talk and two Sensus Fidelium sermons. BOOM. I’d done a bit of research on acedia several months ago, but it suddenly dawned on me this was my One Big Problem. It was actually such a relief to put a name to my procrastination, my constant sense of dissatisfaction, the overall oppressive feeling in all aspects of my life, etc etc, and to realize so many others struggle with the same affliction. Now that my guardian angel helped me name my sin, I have a clear battle plan.

    I’ll try to do all the things you suggest, Father. Have already been praying Rosary daily (have flaked out a few days but I pick myself up and move on), fasting Wednesdays & Fridays, and on Fr Heilman’s suggestion am now fasting every day (except Sundays, Thanksgiving and feast days) until Feast of Immaculate Conception, and am starting the Total Consecration to Mary ending on Our Lady of Guadalupe.

    This is war. It’s no longer a drill. I’ve messed up so many times in my life and am so grateful to God for his mercy upon me.

    I’m also reading In Sinu Jesu which is amazing, and doing Eucharistic Adoration as often as possible, even if I can only pop in for a few minutes.

    Thank you, Father. Your words are such an encouragement. My family will pray for you.

    Also, I hadn’t read about the Bux Protocol! Our bishop only allows the TLM once a month and has indicated he is extremely unlikely to allow it any more often. So now we’ll ask St Joseph for help!

  29. chuckharold says:

    Let’s also be practical. The training of priests must change if you want to change the Church. Let priests be priests, and turn over the administration of the parishes to the lay people, to the pastoral and finance councils, to highly trained parish administrators. Then the priests can concentrate on the salvation of souls. We really can learn from our Protestant friends, where pastors are pastors. They have time for family and friends because much of the responsibility for the parish/congregation is on the shoulders of the lay members. They are not trained to be above other people. The seminaries teach men how to be priests, but it doesn’t teach them how to be pastors, managers, finance whizzes, etc. Will that be included in the Bishops meeting this week in Baltimore? Rant on!

  30. Fr. Kelly says:

    Chuckharold
    Priests have to be fathers and that includes more than just supplying sacraments. It includes administration of the parish just as fatherhood in a family includes more than just the begetting of children.
    If you take away a priest’s administrative duties, you turn him into a hireling rather than a shepherd.
    Ask those Protestant “pastors” why they are not on call at the local hospital or nursing home at any hour of day or night.

  31. Kirk says:

    Fr. Kelly
    I couldn’t agree any more with you on this. The priest needs to be in charge and not allow a pack of laypeople to make the rules for the church. I also recall a conversation I had with a good Protestant friend who told me that he was shocked when a pastor told him he doesn’t answer his phone after 5 because he is off “work”.

  32. @Kirk:

    So right; I have a friend who’s a Missouri Synod Lutheran pastor, trained at Concordia (and a better homilist than a lot of Catholic priests I know…present blogowner excepted, of course), and the whole structure (or understanding) of their calling is different: it’s a job, albeit with a call to a higher authority, but a job, nonetheless.

    They’re ‘hired’ by the local church ‘elders’, they receive a salary and most receive housing, and if they ‘elders’ don’t like their style or whatever…the ‘call’ goes out to replace them. When they retire, they go back to sitting in the pews while someone else does the preaching and service.

    The business of the congregation is run by the members. The pastor is just another employee, albeit with a defined job description.

    To me, it’s a very ‘functional’ description of their calling rather than an outward sign of an ontological change in their nature. And one that I’m sure many on this side of the fence would love to seem implemented. And we’ve all seen how that has turned out, right?

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