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Is God Chastising Us?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Pope Michael, prophecy | 0 comments

First the Houston area gets his with Hurricane Harvey. At one point an area the size of Lake Michigan was flooded. Next Hurricane Irma hits Florida. Mexico gets hit with an 8.1 Earthquake. Then Hurricane Katie hit Mexico. And now Hurricane Jose is in the Atlantic being tracked.

Is God chastising North America for its sinfulness? Many speculate that God is chastising us for our sins, but whose sins?

Let us go to the book of Jonas. Read the first chapter and let us see who was being chastised and why. “And they said every one to his fellow: Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know why this evil is upon us. And they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonas.” (Jonas 1:6) Jonas, the man God called upon to rebuke Nineve was the cause of the chastisement of this ship. And why was Jonas the cause? The reason is simple, Jonas was disobeying God. Instead of looking around at the sins of others like the Pharisee in the parable (Luke 18:10-14), we should look into our own hearts. Are we doing all God is asking of us? This is a good thing to think about tomorrow in your time of prayer. Let us come before God and ask Him straight out: “Lord, I desire to do Your will. If I am not where You want me to be, show me the path to Your holy will. Give me the strength to make whatever sacrifices You ask of me.” It would be good to follow with the Lord’s Prayer, putting an emphasis on the world Thy Will Be Done.

It would be good to open the Scriptures and read from the 19th Chapter of Saint Matthew’s Gospel, verses 16 to 22. Meditate on the call Jesus gave to this man and his response. “Jesus saith to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come follow me. And when the young man had heard this word, he went away sad: for he had great possessions.” (Matthew 19:21-22) What obstacles are we placing between our own self and God’s holy will. The purpose of mortification is to remove all obstacles between our self and God’s will, especially in coming to Him in prayer and performing our work and duties. “And if thy right eye scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than that thy whole body be cast into hell.” (Matthew 5:29) We all have things we need to pluck out of our lives. Let us come to God and ask Him to help us remove these obstacles to doing his will.

“And I sought among them for a man that might set up a hedge, and stand in the gap before me in favour of the land, that I might not destroy it: and I found none. And I poured out my indignation upon them, in the fire of my wrath I consumed them: I have rendered their way upon their own head, saith the Lord God.” (Ezechiel 22:30-31) God is looking for a few good men to set up that hedge. That is to come before Him and beg of Him to pour forth graces upon the land and its people and bring them to repentance and conversion.

Now has can we do this, if we have not repented and converted our own selves?

“We must first be purified and then purify others; be filled with wisdom and make others wise; become light and give light; be near to God and lead others to Him; be sanctified and sanctify; guide others by the hand and counsel them with knowledge.” (Saint Gregory Nanzianzen)

‘Christian’ is more than a name we give ourselves, it is a way of life; a life lived by the maxims of the Gospels. Many call themselves Christians, but deny Jesus Christ by their way of life. Among these are priests and bishops.

Let us consider Sodom and Gomorrah. (Genesis 18:26-33) Abraham had God ready to withhold chastisement, if ten just men could be found in Sodom. In the next chapter we find only one just man in Sodom, Lot, who was told to leave town and not look back.

As in the days of Sodom, we deserve chastisement. And we deserve chastisement, because we are not just our own selves. None of us are setting up a hedge between God and the people.

Let us conclude that the current acts of God are a warning, just as Jonas warned Nineve. Will we imitate Nineve in their repentance or will we imitate Sodom in its obstinacy in sin? “And Elias coming to all the people, said: How long do you halt between two sides? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.” (III Kings 18:21) We can no longer attempt to have one foot in the Church and another in the world. Jesus made it clear: “He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.” (Matthew 12:30) It is impossible to sit on the fence, for sitting on the fence is a decision to be against Christ.

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Take and read

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Pope Michael, Sanctification | 0 comments

Dear friends,

We would like to ask you to read two pieces of Sacred Scripture. After this We will soon ask two simple questions and proceed to Our thoughts, as We are searching the Scriptures.

First read the books of Jonas and consider it well, then read Matthew 19: 16-22 and consider this story well as well.

May God bless and keep you,

+Michael pp

And the two questions:

  1. What are we to think of Jonas’ obedience to the will of God?
  2. Was the man in Matthew 19:16-22 saved or not?

The book of Jonas has four chapters. Let us look at the beginning of the first chapter of this book:

[1] Now the word of the Lord came to Jonas the son of Amathi, saying: [2] Arise, and go to Ninive the great city, and preach in it: for the wickedness thereof is come up before me. [3] And Jonas rose up to flee into Tharsis from the face of the Lord, and he went down to Joppe, and found a ship going to Tharsis: and he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tharsis from the face of the Lord.

We are reading the Autobiography of the Little Flower and she comments: “I think it was quite excusable in the prophet Jonas to fly before the face of the Lord, that he might not have to announce the ruin of Ninive.” We strongly recommend studying this work, because Saint Therese has much to say to us today.

For how many of us is this our attitude towards God’s will. If he tells us to go west to work for His Church, how many of us head east to do our own thing? Let us consider this well as we continue to study.

As we continue to read the ship is in danger and Jonas admits it is his fault and jumped overboard. In the next chapter a whale swallows him and then he prays and the whale gives him up on to dry land.

Chapter three begins:

[1] And the word of the Lord came to Jonas the second time, saying: [2] Arise, and go to Ninive the great city: and preach in it the preaching that I bid thee. [3] And Jonas arose, and went to Ninive, according to the word of the Lord: now Ninive was a great city of three days’ journey. [4] And Jonas began to enter into the city one day’s journey: and he cried, and said: Yet forty days, and Ninive shall be destroyed.

And what happened?

[5] And the men of Ninive believed in God: and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least. [6] And the word came to the king of Ninive; and he rose up out of his throne, and cast away his robe from him, and was clothed with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. [7] And he caused it to be proclaimed and published in Ninive from the mouth of the king and of his princes, saying: Let neither men nor beasts, oxen nor sheep, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water. [8] And let men and beasts be covered with sackcloth, and cry to the Lord with all their strength, and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the iniquity that is in their hands. [9] Who can tell if God will turn, and forgive: and will turn away from his fierce anger, and we shall not perish? [10] And God saw their works, that they were turned from their evil way: and God had mercy with regard to the evil which he had said that he would do to them, and he did it not.

At the preaching of Jonas, these people repented of their sins and the King proclaimed a fast to beg God’s forgiveness. And God forgave them.

It looks like Jonas’ ministry was quite successful, having brought the conversion of all the people. He should be rejoicing about this, but let us go to the last chapter:

[1] And Jonas was exceedingly troubled, and was angry: [2] And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil. [3] And now, O Lord, I beseech thee take my life from me: for it is better for me to die than to live.

He did God’s will, but did not get the results he expected. He expected God to destroy Ninive, but God spared it. And so Jonas complained. When we do God’s will, but do not get the results we expect or we want, do we also complain as Jonas did?

Let us imitate Nineve’s repentance rather than Jonas’s reluctance.

[1] And Jonas was exceedingly troubled, and was angry: [2] And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil. [3] And now, O Lord, I beseech thee take my life from me: for it is better for me to die than to live. (Jonas 4)

Apparently Jonas was not aware of this from Jeremias chapter 18:

[7] I will suddenly speak against a nation, and against a kingdom, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy it. [8] If that nation against which I have spoken, shall repent of their evil, I also will repent of the evil that I have thought to do to them. [9] And I will suddenly speak of a nation and of a kingdom, to build up and plant it. [10] If it shall do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice: I will repent of the good that I have spoken to do unto it.

Let us consider this from the second chapter of Joel:

[12] Now therefore saith the Lord: Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning. [13] And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. [14] Who knoweth but he will return, and forgive, and leave a blessing behind him, sacrifice and libation to the Lord your God?

Our duty is to do God’s will no matter what the outcome might be. Jonas on the other hand decided to judge God’s will and decided in the first place to refuse to do God’s will. As a result God punished him. God could have let him go and be eternally punished, but punished him here to give us an example. When Jonas returned he did go and preach, and then complained when the city converted and God decided not to destroy it. Again this is judging God’s will, when we should merely conform ourselves to His holy will.

Let us meditate well on this, am I doing God’s will or am I doing things my way?

Fiat voluntas Tua,

+Michael pp

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How to Become a Saint

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Pope Michael, Sanctification | 0 comments

We are slowly working on this section, which is the most important of this website.  In fact, We have found that there are many distractions today.  The Traditionalists are good at distractions.  While wasting all of their time trying to prove that their position is correct (and therefore yours is not), they are not spending time teaching people how to become saints.  The main thrust of the Vatican in Exile, the main website, is educating people on the science of the saints, the only science class that we must pass. We ask all to spend some time pondering Become a Saint, because this is the most important section. Remember this is a work in progress.

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An Unintentional Debate

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Pope Michael | 1 comment

Someone asked an honest question in regard to Siscoe and Salza’s book True or False Pope.  I ended up verifying their position on a matter, and have published a new page in regard to this.  The questions continued to come in from this person, and I realized that I was being drug into a debate with Siscoe and Salza, which I believe to be a waste of time.  They are set on their position and are ignoring the plain meaning of words in Ecclesiastical Law.  I cut off the debate last night, and would like to quote two things from our last two emails:

I wrote: “I wish people would get this infallibility idea out of their head.  To become a heretic, you do not have to attempt to declare your false doctrine in an infallible manner.  If you did, then only the Pope or someone claiming to be Pope could become a heretic.”

This person answered: “Please present an infallible law stating that a pope is infallible in every command. I only know that there is an infallible law stating that we must not believe a pope is infallible in everything, and that it is heretical to believe he is. (That does not mean one is a heretic who believes such.)”

Apparently the recognize and resist crowd believe that to become a heretic a Pope must attempt to infallibly define heresy as doctrine, which we know is impossible.

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Boycotting and Catholicism

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Videos | 0 comments

We have made three videos on boycotting

Boycotting

Protesting and Star Trek

Our Secret Weapon

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Catholic Action

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Catholic Action | 0 comments

Dear friends,

Today is the feast day of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Let us go to today’s Gospel a moment:

“You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14) Have we even lit our candle or are we darkness? And recall this is part of the Sermon on the Mount, which is addressed to all. And let us return to the Gospel and the next verse:

“Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.”

To put our light under a bushel is a fire hazard, an eternal fire hazard. No our duty is clear. We must find where the Church is, and then proclaim this publicly to all.

Saint Thomas Aquinas says: “In cases of necessity where faith is in danger, every one is bound to proclaim his faith to others, either to give good example and encouragement to the rest of the faithful, or to check the attacks of unbelievers.” Today is a case of extreme necessity, when we must all join our voices together to proclaim the Faith. We need to encourage each other in the Faith, because it is easy to become discouraged today when we see evil advancing at such a pace. Remember that evil triumphs, when good men do nothing or the wrong thing. We overcome evil by doing good. “Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.” (Romans 12:21)

Saint John Chrysostom says: “He who is content with saving himself and neglects the salvation of others cannot secure his own salvation.”

And so let us focus on becoming good our own selves this Lent so that we can join together and proclaim the good news of salvation together later this year.

+Michael pp

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God Is Calling You

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Catholic Action, Vocation | 0 comments

“Prayer is good with fasting…” (Tobias 12:8)

We are reading a section from the book Degrees of the Spiritual Life on the types of sinners and how to convert them:

“How must we act towards these unhappy beings who are plunged in sin? How are we to cast out Satan, who has taken up his permanent abode in their hearts? The Gospel tells us that the Apostles, to whom our Lord had given the power to cast out devils, found one day that they were baffled by one of these wicked spirits, who resisted all their exorcisms. Jesus Himself was obliged to intervene before Satan would give up his prey. The Apostles in astonishment then asked the Saviour, etc. Why could not we cast him out?” “This kind,” replied the Divine Master, can go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting” (Mark ix. 27). 1 Prayer and mortification-such, in fact, are the often indispensable and only means of procuring the conversion of inveterate sinners; any price, however great, must be paid to obtain from God those more than ordinary graces necessary to touch these hardened hearts.”

We have a longer excerpt on the computer and will send you a copy, if you ask. “Ask and receive that your joy may be full.” (John 16:24)

And let us return to Degrees of the Spiritual Life a moment: “After prayer and penance-Bona est oratio cum jeiunio (Prayer is good when it is joined with fasting, Tob. xii. 8)-which touch the heart of God and obtain His all-powerful help, one of the most efficacious supernatural methods is the apostolic training of devoted fellow labourers, who may be better able to approach the sinner and work at his conversion than the ministers of God themselves.” We believe you are called to be one of these fellow laborers with Us.

Let is a time of prayer, fasting and spiritual spring cleaning. In this Ember Week in Lent, each one of us needs to ask the question:

What sacrifice is God asking me to make, that I am refusing Him?

We are asking Our own self this question as well. God is asking each one of us to do more than we are doing. This is why He has brought us together. God has a plan and both of us are a key part of that plan. Our salvation depends on fulfilling our part of that plan. Let us not fly from God’s will as Jonas did. Read this short book of the Bible, as there are some key points made there.

As Vicar of Christ, We await your answer to God’s call.

Oremus,

+Michael pp

Ember Week of Lent 2017

1 This dumb devil still makes ravages of souls, for is it not he who stops on the very lips of certain penitents the confession of their sins? And so every confessor should remember the words of our Lord, praying and cheerfully offering his fasts and penances to drive Satan out of the hearts that he possesses and keeps prisoners in the bondage of sacrilege.

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