What is obvious is that demonic activity is causing chaos among the People of God, because of the knowledge of the depth of the sexual abuse cases.
Those who know my writing know I have been involved with people who have been sexually abused and have counselled, as well as helped them get additional help. This I have been doing for almost 50 years. However, this post is not about the victims themselves, which affects me personally through my family, friends, and acquaintances, but about the demonic influence affecting Catholics in the aftermath of the revelations of the last several months.
Fr. Chad Ripperger states in one of his talks that the sin of curiosity is what hooked Eve into taking the apple at Satan’s encouragement. She knew that a talking animal was not normal. Today, curiosity about the sins of priests, bishops, and cardinals are hooking some people into grave sin. We do not have to know about apartments where sexual abuse happened, or bad priests’ secret holiday island sexual escapades. Curiosity is the sin of wanting to have knowledge above one’s station in life. The laity are limited in what they can do to completely rectify the current crisis of sexual abuse. The demons have jumped into the information industry and turned internet blogs, facebook accounts and websites into irresponsible media for stirring up hatred for the Church.
Demons act on people in a negative fashion, as angels act on us in a positive fashion, helping us to accept grace and avoid temptation, and so on.
What I want to highlight now is that in the past few months, it is clear that the Adversarial Demon, and his minions, are successfully dividing the Church into three groups with regard to the sexual abuse scandals.
These three groups are those who now hate the hierarchy and lack trust totally in the Church; the second are those in denial of the depth of the tragedy of sexual abuse, and the third is those who are so confused they have fallen into depression, or cynicism or despair. All three groups are not trusting in God. What is behind these groups are demons, alive and acting on the emotions of those who do not know how to think, reflect, or control their emotions through prudence and temperance, as well as justice and charity.
“Pray yourselves to know the names of the demons, as I do not want to give them glory.” Typically, the demon names describe their function. The demons are playing havoc by stirring up the emotion of those who have fallen into rash judgement and hated. These demons are real, but limited in power by God. If one knows the names one has the power to pray against them. For example, using prayers in Father Ripperger’s book Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, and if the person has authority over the persons for whom they are praying, such as one’s spouse and children and siblings, ONLY, (not grandchildren) can be efficacious in getting rid of demons oppressing a person or a family. Now, they are oppressing thousands of people. We must be aware of their power in our families, groups, parishes, online contacts, websites.
I shall be referring to demonic activity because of the action of the Adversarial Spirit and his minions, and I shall not refer to him again, as one gives glory to God to name demons not in prayer.
We cannot exorcise, but we can bind and send demons to the foot of the Cross….see Father Ripperger’s book, page 19 or 20, depending on your edition. Only you can take charge of those under your authority. No one else.
What is happening is that a large majority of Catholics, especially and more so in the United States than in Great Britain, is that the demons of which cause disruption, destruction, and finally the disappearance of Catholic communities are succeeding. How?
Let me start with referring to Martin Luther’s Protestant Revolt. Some of the problems in the Church had to be addressed. However, what happened, is that the demons of revolt, wanting to bring down the Church, began to inspire those who were unhappy with certain scandals, to become full of hatred and animosity towards the hierarchy. The result was not only the break from Rome, but the continued breaking into various sects of Protestants, who these demons pushed into more and more aspects of heresy, and hatred of the system, which we call Church Hierarchy.
Hence, Lutherans got rid of the Pope, cardinals and bishops and replaced religious authority with that of the kings and princes. Presbyterians got rid of the priesthood. Calvinists got rid of the entire structure of the Church and the Tradition of grace and salvation through the sacraments and free will. And, so on. One extreme position led to another and another, until nothing was left but for Unitarianism to get rid of Christ Himself, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity and the Son of God.
THE SAME DEMONS ARE ACTIVE TODAY.
However, it is the internet media which have become the stomping ground of the minions of these powerful demons.
How and in what manner?
Firstly, by demonising all bishops and priests, many commentators, authors, and so-called journalists are demanding a complete resignation of all hierarchy—a Protestant impetus.
Secondly, by some demanding that priests be deprived of their office if they fall once from celibacy, writers and commentators are denying the efficacy of the sacraments.
Thirdly, by demanding that the laity has the power to clean up the Church, these people are overlooking their own sins and failings. In other words, they have fallen into gross self-righteousness.
Fourthly, by insisting on mistrusting all levels of the hierarchy, these people are ignoring the holiness which resides in the Church despite the sins of its members. Hence, they have become Calvinists.
Fifthly, by refusing to look at facts and cause and effect, relying on false analogies, some so-called journalists are ignoring the first principles of true journalism, which is to stick to the facts, and not give opinions or editorial comments. This attitude and tone inflame popular opinion.
Sixthly, by using inflammatory language, such writers on line and those who label themselves as journalists, fan the flames of rebellion against the hierarchy, and create hatred for the Church.
Behind all these elements are the demons who work on the weaknesses, unhealedness, and sins of those who think they are more righteous than the clergy.
At one time, I thought the schism would happen because of the liberal Catholics wanting to separate from Rome. Now, I realise that it is more likely that a true schism will happen because of the traditional Catholics, who have decided that they are holier than the Church. If one does not love the Church, one will fall into heresy and rebellion. If one does not forgive the sinner, one falls into pride, self-righteous, and false judgement.
Now, I do believe that the lack of humility is behind most journalists and commentators. However, demonic activity is pushing the envelope In order to weaken and break up the Catholic Church. Is not the sin of pride the primordial sin of Adam and Eve?
I shall not name those demons I mentioned above again so as not to give them glory. We should only use their names in prayers against them. I wanted to show clearly that we are not against in these scandals merely the sins of those who have abused minors, but against the powers of the air, the earth, the waters—those demons who roam the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Those men and women who wallow in hatred and self-righteousness will perish, as those who hate become like those whom they hate.
We must also love the sinner and hate the sin.
Remember, that Christ saved the woman caught in adultery from being stoned. She WAS guilty and those around her had the right to impose the law. Christ did not exonerate her, but told her to sin no more. He forgave her sins. Then, set her free from both the old punishment of the Old Covenant with the new action of mercy.
That we are heading for a complete shrinking of Church power and status in the West is obvious. We shall lose lands, schools, chancery offices, hospitals and so on. Those haters who feel they have a right to throw stones, who give in to those demons who want to destroy the Church, will get their way in many places. Some dioceses will disappear.
Those who hate and use the inflammatory language of the rebel will win the day, only to find that they stand on the rubble of their parish church and school.
The demons are much more intelligent than we are and see this scenario, playing to curiosity and self-justification, just as the Evil One played on Eve.
The scandals are horrible and need to be stopped now. However, the demons are using these scandals to further divide the Church. Commentators and journalists who lack prudence, temperance, justice and inner peace will be responsible for the downfall, as only love can overcome evil.
The antidote is simple. Each one of us must be like the sinner in the parable of Christ.
The demons abhor humility.
Luke 18: 9-14
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
JMJ, pray for us.
God is good,