“Satan will Try to Deceive Even the Elect” Part 1
Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas
As part of their ongoing broadcast series “From the Pulpit,” our friends at The Restoration Radio Network are making available a very informative multi-part presentation by His Excellency, Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI, on the ways in which Satan is trying to deceive even the elect, as warned by our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:24: “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.”
As we all suffer through these most distressing times in which confusion and chaos reign among all who seek to be genuinely Catholic, members of the only true religion established by God, it is helpful and important to reflect on the fact that the situation we find ourselves in today — no (known) valid Pope since 1958, and no apparent Catholic bishop left with ordinary jurisdiction, while a counterfeit institution masquerades as the Catholic Church, spreading heresy, immorality, and impiety — was foretold in Holy Scripture.
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The Synod on the Family had not even started yet, and already all hell was breaking loose: Francis’ endless tyranny against the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate over their slight drift towards traditionalism; The Remnant’s much-hyped Petition to Stop the Synod’s embarrassing failure to get even 1,400 unverified signatures; Novus Ordo cardinals being at each other’s throats over what the Synod is and isn’t permitted to change; Francis’ invitation of Belgium’s scandal-ridden “Cardinal” Daneels to participate in the synod while showing conservative-minded “bishops” the door (he did once work as a bouncer, you know); and on top of all this, a respected Italian journalist’s well-timed release of a book making the case that Francis isn’t even a valid Pope!
“A Man, not Canonically Elected, will be raised to the Pontificate… In those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a Destroyer.”
Shortly before he died in 1226, St. Francis of Assisi called together the members of his order and warned them of great tribulations that would befall the Church in the future, saying:
Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.
@TraditionTo Vatican II also teaches that Christ’s Church exists also in heretical sects, and that baptized non-Catholics are part of the Body of Christ in virtue of their baptism and belief in Christ. The necessity of the Church for salvation is not a mere necessity of precept, by the way.
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After releasing a report documenting 81 cases of the sexual abuse of minors in Spain, the Jesuit leadership in the country expressed “shame, pain, and regret.” https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2021/01/jesuits-in-spain-express-shame-pain-and-regret-over-abuse/?utm_content=bufferb4df3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR0kAuExE5x82aOsBsiNrCAQjCh60E22IUY4xHdDviLIa0kcFWfV5NBoXck
@mfjlewis One way to preserve human life is to serve as a deterrent. There is also the retributive aspect: “the civil authority … is the legitimate avenger of crime.” Also, a punishment must be in proportion to the crime committed. Hence capital crime receives capital punishment.