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Reconciling Our Position Regarding

The Catholic Faith and The Roman Catholic Church Administration



PURPOSE

Some individuals become confused because our position regarding the Catholic Faith - the Faith which contains the greatest concentration of revealed truths (1) - when it is compared with our criticism, fully backed by Heaven (2), of the behavior of the Church Administrators.

The clarification of this possible confusion was addressed when one of the frequent visitors to our pages posed the question in a most logical manner. Therefore, we have chosen to transform his letter, and our response, into a full fledged document so that others may be able to receive the clarification they are entitled to. 


DETAILS


The Letter

I've been thinking about something a lot during Lenten season, and having been a reader of your site for some time, I've looked again and again recently but have found no document (yet) that answers the following question:

If Jesus Christ is truly THE rock upon which the Church is built (which I believe) (3), and Peter and his successors were truly made head of the Church (not THE infallible rock, but a rock, which I also believe) (4), then how does one who finds the Catholic Faith fulfilling in so many ways - it is, as you say, "the greatest concentration of Divinely Revealed Truths," (5) (which I believe as well) - reconcile the uneasiness of keeping the Catholic Faith in spite of holding a belief which the Catholic Church would call rebellious?

In other words, how do I continue to receive the sacraments and practice the Catholic Faith (6) while having this dissent with the core issue of the Church's teaching about the pope?

Your consideration and prayer regarding this matter - for all of us struggling with this - is greatly appreciated.  And if time (and the Holy Spirit) allows you a response, please share it with us!

Thanks for all you do.

The Response

Thank you! for the opportunity to address this issue since it is in the mind of many true Christians.

You and I and all those who strive to live the Faith compose the Church.  The Church Administration IS NOT the Church, even though  for centuries they have attempted to brainwash the Faithful by calling themselves "Mother Church". Mary is our Mother (7) by Divine Decree from the Cross [John 19:26-27] - we have no other mystical Mother.  In addition, to confirm that Divine Decree, H.H. Paul VI officially declared Mary to be the Mother of the Church.

Let us review our stance....

Our position has been, is and will ever be, God Willing,  the same as that of the original Peter:  We ought to obey God, rather than men. [Acts 5: 29] 

Thus anything that clearly and unequivocally goes against the explicit Word of God - even when proclaimed by the highest authority of the Church Administration (up to and including the Pope) - does not take precedence over the Word of God. To repeat what Peter said,  We ought to obey God, rather than men. [Acts 5: 29]

For  example: We uphold a limited claim of Infallibility (4) ("the buck" has to stop somewhere). However, we completely reject the claim of "Blanket Infallibility" (on everything) that the Church authorities have been trying to promote since Vatican I. As we have shown - Holy Scriptures in hand - not even the original Peter claimed 100 % infallibility; furthermore, with his words and deeds, Peter proved his own fallibility.

A review of our document dealing with the current Church Administration positions on many issues (8) will quickly show that - were there a left, a center and a right Catholicism - the Vatican would be at miguel de Portugal's left!

Under today's conditions, should the Faithful refrain from partaking the Sacraments? Certainly not! No man - even the one who now claims to be the Pope - should ever come between God and His children. The Faithful should accept the enormous Graces that God has granted us with properly executed Sacraments. These Graces are necessary, especially as we approach the End of These Times.

What the Faithful must be sure of - to the extent possible - is the validity of the Sacraments. Are the leaders at Mass passing around non consecrated hosts? (9) Was the Sacrament of Matrimony conducted properly (10) - with adequate preparation included? Even in the confessional we must diligently seek orthodoxy. Over 20 years ago miguel de Portugal's confessor, a Catholic University Chaplain, told him during the Sacrament of Reconciliation that he really did not need to go to confession any more since his (m de P's) soul was in such advanced state. Obviously, miguel changed confessors.

We shall cap the above with a Biblical Seal by asking these questions:

+ Where did Jesus go on Saturday? To the synagogue and, on special days, to the Temple. 
+ Where did the Apostles continue to pray and worship in the early years of Christianity? In the same places.

Then, we ask - "Why should the children of God not partake of the Gifts God has lovingly prepared for the benefit of their souls even if the AntiChrist seats in the Chair of Peter?"

Let us not forget that just as The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. [Mark 2:27],  the Church Administration was made for man, and not man for the Church Administration. And, man was made for God!

Let us not forget what Jesus made crystal clear at the Last Supper:


12 Then after he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, being set down again, he said to them: Know you what I have done to you? 13 You call me Master, and Lord; and you say well, for so I am. 14 If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also. [John 13]

It theologically follows that the Administration of the Church is to serve the Church - composed by the living stones, the Faithful. The Church Administration is not to act as if they were part of Pharaoh's Court and lord over the people of God. Did He not say:...?

25.... You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them; and they that are the greater, exercise power upon them. 26 It shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be the greater among you, let him be your minister: 27 And he that will be first among you, shall be your servant. 28 Even as the Son of man is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption for many. [Matthew 20]

Once again, we wish to thank you for the opportunity to address these issues and I pray to God that we have done it as clearly as it is humanly possible.


CONCLUSION

As the reader may readily see: The above crystal-clear teachings from God have been conveniently "filtered out" by the Church Administration's "Cafeteria Catholic" filter.


NOTES_______________________
(1)   
Our position regarding the Catholic Faith
(2)   
Jesus judged the Church Administration almost 2,000 years ago.
(3)    The Fundamental Rock and the True Petrine Ministry
(4)    About infallibility
(5)    About the Catholic Faith
(6)    About the Sacraments
(7)    The Motherhood of Mary
(8)    Unchangeable dogmas
(9)    On Transubstantiation
(10) About the Sacrament of Matrimony

Published on Holy Week - 2009

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