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Funny pic, and the destructiveness of ecumenism July 10, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Papa, sadness, scandals, secularism, Society, the return.
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Reader D sent me this…….yeah, I think this is probably about dead on:

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Speaking of the end of the world, staring mouths agape while Christ descends in His glory, would most souls even think to go to their knees and beg forgiveness in His Name?  I think all those “rapture” evangelicals are going to be in for a very big surprise when they aren’t immediately taken up to Heaven as they expect.

You know where I live there is a huge Hispanic population…..probably 2/3 or more.  And I have to guess that at least half are protestant or pagan, because there is only one Catholic parish that caters to that entire population in Irving (we’re talking probably 80,000 people, at least), and there are literally dozens of little sect houses around, ranging from tiny house churches to others that draw a couple thousand.  A lot of businesses are Hispanic owned and many of them are devout and display elements of their belief,  usually protestant fundamentalist.

References to the “rapture” abound in these displays.  These are signs or posters in Spanish intended for Hispanics. I’ve seen in several local businesses a large poster that depicts the “rapture” and takes a number of gratuitous shots at the Church.  If you understand the idea behind the “rapture,” it’s that “born again” protestants will be whisked away to Heaven while the rest of us poor “unsaved” souls are left here to face all manner of calamities.  So what do these posters show?  Catholic priests and religious and lay people “left behind,” rejected by God with our false pieties displeasing to God, while planes are crashing, volcanoes exploding, tidal waves are smashing, etc., etc.  It’s a very clever bit of propaganda aimed at slamming the Church and reaffirming the converted Hispanics in their sects.

That’s how our protestant “friends” do ecumenism, which is why they’ve lured tens of millions of American Catholics away over the past several decades.  While our Church continues to play secular patty-cake with their leaders, those leaders are implementing powerful means to steal Catholics from the bosom of Christ’s Church.  That’s one of my greatest annoyances with post-conciliar ecumenism – the fact that Church leaders are so gosh-darned earnest about it all and really believe in it, while the protestants (especially those evangelicals Pope Francis has recently lionized) most often are not.  My perception is that they often use so-called ecumenism to defuse Catholic defenses to protestant predation at the official level, while at the grass-roots they ramp up their efforts to pick off naive nominal Catholics even more.  That was my experience, anyway.

I know a lot of sects view converting Catholics as about their highest priority.  One major reason for that is they view uncatechized Catholics as such easy prey, which, they generally are.   Thus recent very publicized events which show even the highest levels of the Church appearing to put protestants on the same level, and providing them with enormous moral prestige, are profoundly destructive.  It seems like each ecumenical “advance” is paid for by  souls falling away.

Sorry, rambling.

 

Comments

1. LaGallina - July 10, 2015

Having been raised in a charismatic, non-denominational independent protestant church (my dad was the pastor), I have very strong feelings on the subject of ecumenism. When the pope(s) makes gestures of “unity” toward the protestants, the evangelicals say, “Hallelujah! Those pagan, statue-worshiping Catholics are finally coming around.”

I remember when my Grandmother died and we had a Catholic service for her. (I don’t think it was a Mass.) After the service my dad said just that — “Wow! The Catholic Church is finally coming around!” (My father did return to the one true Church before his recent death, thanks be to God!)

But any and all gestures that we make toward Protestants makes them think that we Catholics are finally admitting that we are wrong, and we are coming over to join up with THEIR beliefs. They DO NOT see it as an invitation to convert to Catholicism!!

And the end-game of the ecumenism is a one-world religion. You can think that is crazy all you want, but that is the direction we are going in. I’ve never heard anyone even mention the popes desire to CHANGE THE DATE OF EASTER so that we can be unified with the Orthodox!!!

OH, BTW, is it a problem when a Catholic Church holds Mass in non-Catholic churches? I mean, is that not (or should I say, WAS that not) forbidden before Vatican II?

Claire - July 11, 2015

You are exactly right. Even most of our holy and orthodox priests don’t get it. If we converts let on how truly scandalized we are by certain ecumaniacal words and actions of prelates, they blame us. The past 2+ years have been really, really tough.

kimzef2015 - July 12, 2015

“And the end-game of the ecumenism is a one-world religion.”

Spot on, Ms. Gallina

Just curious– were you conditionally baptized when you entered the Church? Most fundy religions do not view baptism as the washing away of one’s sins—a few do, but most don’t,

LaGallina - July 13, 2015

That’s Mrs.Gallina🙂

Yes, I was conditionally baptized in a N.O. mass. My church growing up definitely did see baptism as a washing away of sin, and it was in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, but we had no actual record of it.

2. Margaret Costello - July 10, 2015

Great post LaGallina. And yes, this false ecumenism is enabling people to stay in their heresy and continue to pull souls away from Our Lord’s true Church. Lord have mercy on them! God bless~

3. Jim the Tim - July 11, 2015

Anytime when being confronted by any Protestant Faith just quote our Lord to Peter “upon this rock I will build my Church “I once was working in a Protestant Church as an electrician and used to have conversations with the Minister . I asked him if he had studied theology at University and if he had and that if he believed in TRUTH why was he a Protestant Minister -he couldn’t or wouldn’t answer me. In that statement or non statement he knew his Protestant Faith was a fake. There are as we know 1000s of Protestant Teachings -There is only one Catholic teaching and this is what really gets to them as Christ said to pilot there is only one TRUTH everything else is a lie and that is what the evil one is ,one big LIE.

catholicguy - July 11, 2015

I hope God does rapture evangelicals. Please, take them away from us. I kid.🙂

Anyway, as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man. Where were they taken? To judgement, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth; where the bodies shall lie, there the eagles will gather.

As a pastor’s son, I heard the pre/mid/post rapture theories all the time. Thankfully, my dad, younger brother and I converted.

kimzef2015 - July 12, 2015

Growing up in a Southern Baptist home in the 70’s, I well remember a book we had in our home:
88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Occur in 1988.

4. Phil - July 12, 2015

I firmly agree! We’re like the kid that laughs with the cool kids not realizing they’re laughing at him/her.

5. DFW Catholic - July 15, 2015

“You know where I live there is a huge Hispanic population…..probably 2/3 or more. And I have to guess that at least half are protestant or pagan”… So remind me again why the bishops are for open borders and have insisted for the half century of my life that they are the future of the Catholic Church in this country ? So the protestants are “stealing them” ? What else can the Church do ? Everything’s already in Spanish or bilingual… Quinceaneras (non-sacramental blessings/Mexican debutantes for fifteen year olds) are listed with the Sacrament of Marriage on the front of my parish bulletin — telling people to make arrangements something like 8 months inadvance. We even have Spanish RCIA in addition to English, which I never understood — I thought these people were already Catholic. Actually I think it’s more of a sacrament completion than joining the Church. And of course Easter Vgil is bilingual…


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