This prayer is particular helpful if you experiencing demonic oppression. For example I first came to know about this prayer because I was experiencing some demonic interference with equipment used for my job. It is taken from Fr. Ripperger's book Deliverance Prayers For Use By the Laity.
I (Name) a faithless sinner renew and ratify today in thy hands the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before. In the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose thee, O Mary, this day for my Mother and Mistress. Knowing that I have received rights over all my exterior goods by the promulgation of the Natural Law by the Divine Author, I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, all of my exterior goods, past, present and future; I relinquish into thy hands, my Heavenly Mother, all rights over my exterior goods, including my health, finances, relationships, possessions, property, my job, and my earthly success (add any exterior good being oppressed) and I retain for myself no right of disposing the goods that come to me but leave to thee the entire and full right of disposing of all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God in time and in eternity. As I now interiorly relinquish what belongs to me exteriorly into thy hands, I entrust to thee the protection of those exterior goods against the evil one, so that, knowing that they now belong to thee, he cannot touch them. Receive, O good and pious Virgin this little offering of what little is, in honor of, and in union with, that subjection which the Eternal Wisdom deigned to have to Thy maternity; in homage to the power which both of You have over this poor sinner, and in thanksgiving for the privileges with which the Holy Trinity has favored thee. Trusting in the providential care of God the Father and they maternal care, I have full confidence that though wiltst take care of me as to the necessities of this life and will not leave me forsaken. God the Father, increase my trust in thy Son's Mother; Our Lady of Fair Love, give me perfect confidence in the providence of Thy son. Amen
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The ManKind Project; The Global Religion of Man that Uses Pagan Tactics to Promote False Masculinity
The self help industry is a multi billion dollar industry that's mission is to offer the consumer a transformative experience with the goal of self betterment and "enlightenment." This is not a new industry, but with many falling away from "outdated" religion, it now has a solid footing in our society. I would argue that among all the schemes of the devil, this set of ideas which I call Paganism 2.0 is the most dangerous. It has literally set us back thousands of years into the darkness of paganism and even to the roots of the fall out of the Garden. All of the real enlightenment that was achieved through Christ and His church is being lost to this one big falsity. In short, it has made us spiritually stupid. I would further argue that while it is always unacceptable and diabolical to offer worship to false pagan gods, it is far easier to covert a person who directs their worship towards a deity (however unclean it may be) rather then towards themselves. At least the pagans of old, had the humility to acknowledge that there were beings greater than them and that supernatural entities ran the show. In short, the self-help industry has the mark of the serpent ALL over it. It is literally his original lie in the garden when he convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit so that she could be like a god. Now we all know (or should know) how that ended. It ended with the falling out of the grace of paradise and doomed the whole human race. The default mode since that fateful event is a fallen nature which only the flesh and blood of the 2nd person of the Trinity could cancel out.
I would also like to note that these self enlightenment ideas could potentially be beneficial to certain individuals who having no knowledge of Christianity and the one true God, are simply doing their best to follow what they believe to be the right path. If you fall into this category, I encourage you to keep seeking beyond New Age self help doctrines and into the mysteries of the Trinity. I would also like to congratulate you for at least getting off the couch and trying to better yourself. However, I want to direct this post at my fallen away brothers and sisters of the Catholic Faith and all baptized Christians in general…Take this blog as your PSA of the day…..AT YOUR JUDGEMENT YOU WILL BE JUDGED MORE HARSHLY THAN THOSE I HAVE FORMLY DESCRIBED BECAUSE YOU WERE GIVEN THE TRUTH AT YOUR BAPTISM AND REJECTED IT IN FAVOR OF FALSE AND EMPTY DOCTRINES. *shudder*
My 9 year old daughter asked an insightful question recently. In all her goodness and innocence, she was having issues understanding the creature of Satan. She could not understand why he hates us so much and wants our destruction. The answer is simple. There is no good in him and he knows how much God loves His humans. His only recourse of rebellion is to wage war against us in order to separate God and man for all of eternity. Let us not forget that from the beginning Satan’s only goal was to set up his own kingdom, rather than serve in God’s, and this is precisely what he convinces us to do. He invites us to follow in his example and the results for us will be the same as his (fall from heaven) if we listen. If we spend our time advancing our own kingdom, there is a good chance that we will not be allowed in the true and eternal Kingdom when we pass to the next life.
Let's take a closer look at this big lie so we can better apply it to the times we are currently living in.
As I’ve stated, the enemy’s only goal is to defile God’s creation and he does that by seducing man to separate himself from God for all of eternity. One of the best breakdowns I’ve seen on the topic is found in the book “The Rosary, Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare” and which can be purchased here. The authors state the following:
"In the garden it was the woman that Satan initially had in his crosshairs His hatred toward her was intense. Saint Maximillian Kolbe offers an explanation for this in his writings in which he states the following “ In the Garden of Eden, Satan saw a being like the one who was the object of his anger. He cannot reach God, he cannot reach her (Mary), but pours out his hatred onto her future mother, on the first mother of mankind.” The book goes on to describe the strategy that he used.
Now, it is bad enough that billions of dollars are being spent on seeking false enlightenment in the form of books and DVDs, but where it gets really scary is that there are organizations and societies who’s main mission is to perpetuate the lie of the Serpent in the garden all while marching under a “non-religious” banner! The latter part I find particularly fascinating because make no mistake about it, these societies ARE religious in nature but instead of directing worship to God, it is directed to the religion of man. It is literally setting up man to be worshipped in the temple instead of God which is to say it is bringing about the reign of the Anti-Christ. Yes…you heard me correctly….your seemingly innocent fraternal organizations are bringing about the reign of the Anti-Christ. REPENT AND CONVERT for time is almost out. This may seem harsh but it is not. Christ reigns through His church here on earth. He lives among us and in us sacramentally in his body soul and divinity. Satan, working through the antichrist wants to reign over all of earth. He literally wants to establish his own Kingdom. In order to do this he must set up a religion of fraternity, absent of the one true God in order to get us out from divine protection. Once this is accomplish he will take his seat and require worship to him. The most famous and influential of the religion of man denominations is free masonry and one does not have to search hard to find the Church’s opinion on them. Public enemy #1 is a generally accurate description. However, today I am going to pick on one that is a little closer to home for me. Before I go any further though, I want to state that my goal here today in writing this is not to offend people or be close minded, although the truth seems to do that all on it’s own these days. My hope is that this will convince those who have found themselves caught up in the big lie to step out of the darkness of false enlighten and into the light of the truth which is Christ and His Church. In short, REPENT and CONVERT for the times are urgent. I’ve seen the road on which your false enlightenment is taking you and it is a dead end.
The Mankind Project
Recently and unfortunately, it has been brought to my attention that a group that claims to promote the overall well being of men is gaining popularity on an international level, even amongst those who claim to be Catholic. In fact, when researching this fraternal society, I even came across an article that stated there was at least one CATHOLIC PRIEST encouraging people to join it (shudder), and CATHOLIC PREISTS AS ACTIVE MEMBERS (bigger shudder).
To quote from the “about” section of their website, the mankind project is summarized as the following:
Getting back to the anything goes except intolerance mentality, under the guise of inclusivity I want to point out the fact that communion with God is the only path to true and lasting fraternity and enlightenment. Sin cuts off our communion with God and therefore if we do not address the issue of sin we will never have peace. Inclusion while forsaking truth leads to destruction. To demonstrate my point, allow me to quote 2 of my favorite Catholics, Saint Thomas Aquinas and my grandfather (rest his soul).
"For if the sins of the flesh are commonly censurable because they lead man to that which is bestial in him, much more so is the sin against nature, by which man debases himself lower even than his animal nature" (Super Epistulas Sancti Pauli Ad Romanum I, 26, pp. 27-28)
My Grandfather: “ Why are all the animals at the zoo in cages?” (as you can see the former is clearly the Doctor of the Church…lol)
Saint Thomas tells us that sins of the flesh speak to that what is bestial in him (animalistic) but to defy nature sinks man to a lower spiritual level than even the animals. Even the best trained animals at the zoo are still unpredictable, hence the cages my grandfather references. Without adressing and providing a solution to root out sin, peaceful fraternity will never exist and humans will eventually destroy each other. The Catholic Church as a global institution is only successful because all Her members are one in the supernatural BODY OF CHRIST. All other organizations claiming to be able to do this are simply a cheap knock off of the real fraternity of the Church and the supernatural bond of her members which surpasses all human ability and understanding. What do I mean by members? The Church Militant (us here on earth), The Church suffering (souls in purgatory), and the Church Triumphant (Saints in Heaven). Not only are the members united as one body, the body itself is then united to the creator of the entire universe. I do not believe any other organization on earth makes those promises. Why in the world would you trade in supernatural fraternity for natural fraternity? Sure, you can go to Chinatown and get a knockoff coach purse and while it looks good, it’s still just that…a knock off, a fraud, lacking superior craftsmanship. A global society outside of the Church will never be able to transform its members to the degree that peace could be established. True transformation and peace comes from ONE place and ONE place only and that is heaven. It is a supernatural gift. The lack of understanding and ignorance of this concept is the downfall and ignorance of the globalists and those that have chosen the path of these fraternal organizations. They don’t understand (or maybe they do) that what they are doing in the name of fraternity (without God) is setting people up to be deceived by the anti-christ, who, make no mistake about it, will come promoting all of the ideas that groups like the masons and the mankind project is promoting. We simply are too fallen to be able to overcome our human nature on any real and lasting level without divine assistance, let alone transcend earthly life as we know it. Satan knows this and will and does capitalize on it. The normalization of putting the worship of man above the worship of God, also softens us up to view the “man in the temple” as good so that when the man (antichrist) actually does sit in the temple and demand worship we go along with it.
Now, let’s assess the second bullet point specifically the “non-religious” point, which I find epically entertaining.
Religion according to Wikipedia is as follows
Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.
Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from the divine, sacred things, faith, a supernatural being or supernatural beings or "some sort of ultimacy and transcendence that will provide norms and power for the rest of life". Religious practices may include rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration (of deities and/or saints), sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trances, initiations, funerary services, matrimonial services, meditation, prayer, music, art, dance, public service, or other aspects of human culture. Religions have sacred histories and narratives, which may be preserved in sacred scriptures, and symbols and holy places, that aim mostly to give a meaning to life. Religions may contain symbolic stories, which are sometimes said by followers to be true, that have the side purpose of explaining the origin of life, the universe, and other things. Traditionally, faith, in addition to reason, has been considered a source of religious beliefs.
This denial of religion while promoting religion is a PET PEEVE of mine. It literally makes me angry and spoiler alert…everyone worships something. Even the most hardcore atheists have their own religion…it is usually themselves or the denial of God which turns into a religion in and of itself.
In the context of these societies, the more accurate description of their ideology would be the following: Whatever religion you profess to have you can still profess it because it doesn’t matter, they are all equally wrong in our eyes because we provide you with a “new” spirituality that we claim is true enlightenment but is really false.
And as we will see, their new dogmas of spirituality are really just the religions of old such as Native American and Eastern paganism. I mean it is quite astounding how spiritually stupid we have become to accept the VERY IDEOLOGIES THAT CHRIST DIED TO FREE US FROM.
Furthermore, this is how the protestants got us into so much trouble as a Christian people, especially in America. Their view of “faith alone” softened true worship, by doing away with sacred tradition, rituals, and rites, and allowed masons like the founding fathers to publicly attend church and profess to be Christians while their true worship (what was in their hearts and what they did with their hands) was to the religion of man in the free masonic lodges. With devotion of the Eucharist out of the way, there’s no litmus test to tell a true Christian from a false one…Protestantism paved the way for societies like the masons and MKP to become mainstream. If you are a true practicing Catholic, it is impossible for you to simultaneously practice the craft of free masonry as well. It just doesn’t work…you will be a fraud in one or the other, but with the invention of “works don’t matter” you could now work towards the kingdom of man while professing with your lips to be of the kingdom of God but I digress. One can literally see the development of the “deep state” and NWO from the foundation of this country. America is literally the product of the masonic enlightenment. What they failed to immediately do in most of Europe they succeeded in doing here. America is the completion of the French revolution.
Before we look at how the Mankind Project is absolutely religious, we will first compare this claim of not being religious to the 1st strategy of Satan in the garden which was to falsify God’s commandment about the tree.
The commandment was to not eat the fruit….pretty black and white there right? The first commandment of the 10 commandments is to love God…pretty black and white right? Well… how is participating in a “non-religious” organization focused on self, not directly violating commandment 1? By even joining this group under its false guise of not being religious is Satan falsifying commandment 1. But with the MKP it’s so much worse than that because it IS religious as I am going to prove.
First, I want to point out that in the definition of religion above, it incorporates the word “transcendence.” Another word for this is transformation. A big selling point of the self help world is transformation.
I find this to be the most heartbreaking of all deceptions because it plays upon all that is good within man. There is nothing wrong with wanting to transcend this life and there is nothing wrong with personal transformation. The deception lies in the fact that groups like the MKP trap people into not living up to their true destiny. EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON PLANET EARTH is called to allow themselves to be transformed by THE TRINITY. No one transcends this life without the supernatural grace of God PURCHASED ON THE CROSS BY THE SACRIFICE OF THE UBLEMISHED LAMB. Again this is where the protestants have it wrong. As Catholics we believe that by practicing our faith, we are supernaturally transformed into perfection. We know that we cannot accomplish perfection on our own. We know that we can do NOTHING without Him. We know that only through Him and his Sacraments will we become more like Him and be able to transcend this earthly experience. Our one true goal is nothing short of heaven, and no one gets to heaven without becoming perfected and the only way to become perfected is through Jesus. Seek first the Kingdom of God.
The New Age movement loves to herald the concept of the “hero’s journey” as way the truth and the life. MKP is no exception. One doesn’t have to look far on their website to find the selling points of “ Get Ready for a 48 Hour Adventure that Can Transform Your World as a Man” (notice the word transform) and “Be the Hero of Your Story.”
From the website” A premise of the New Warrior Training Adventure was an introductory, experiential, weekend-long men’s gathering and initiation focusing on deep self-examination. This initiatory training was modeled – unconsciously, at first, and later intentionally – largely on Joseph Campbell’s cross-cultural research, and uses his stages of initiation: separation, descent, ordeal and welcoming back into the community of initiated men. Integral to the New Warrior Training Adventure was that part of initiation referred to by Campbell as the Hero’s Journey and referred to by the New Warrior Training Adventure as both the Hero’s Journey and “GUTS.” The Hero’s Journey, as used in this context, was an internal quest to fight one’s own internal dragons.
I cannot say this loudly enough WE HAVE A HERO AND HE DIED ON THE CROSS. THERE ARE REAL DRAGONS AND THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP THEM OUT IS THE ARMOR OF GOD. Yes we need to overcome ourselves, this world, and satanic influences but we cannot identify them or overcome them without divine truth and assistance. True transformation happens when we unite His body soul and divinity (found in the Eucharist) to our own. When we align our will with the divine will, true transformation happens. We do not need to be our own heroes. We cannot save ourselves. It is impossible. The idea behind the journey of the hero is to promote authenticity which translates into the justification of sins, and to shed old oppressive belief systems. I personally find this part hilarious because the same people who are telling you that the rituals of the church are oppressive are the same ones who require you to do a ritual to enter into their group…. Which brings me to my next point.
As you can see from the statement above, they use the word initiation. Yes you heard me right, an organization that is claiming to not be religious is in the same breath, telling you to sign up for their initiation rite. You really can’t even make this up. In case you need a reminder, initiation is part of what makes up the definition of religion as also seen above. The Church has her own initiation rites. In fact, adults who want to enter into the church must pass through RCIA…literally the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. The difference between the Church and the MKP or other societies is that the Church initiates its members into the supernatural body of Christ, while the latter initiates its members into the false religion of man. This is perhaps seen nowhere as clearly as in the masonic rituals and rites. One particular ceremony involves the initiate mocking a resurrection from the dead. He pretends to “die” and then is “resurrected” by a secret masonic handshake. It is literally stating that life lies in the covenant of men (handshakes are symbolic of a covenant or agreement between fellow men) which we as Christians know to be false. Jesus tells us he is the way the truth and the life and that no one gets to the Father accept through him. We die to ourselves when we crucify our own will and align our will with God. We are all called to die to self and to allow Christ to resurrect us in and with his spirit.
In this “non-religious initiation” of the Mankind Project, the mockery of the Christian Religion is almost nauseating. I mean they literally steal all our stuff while professing to be non-religious. My favorite is the fact that when you return home, you are supposed to “Greet your loved ones with a fire in your belly” Sounds an awful lot like a mockery of Pentecost and a false Holy Spirit to me, but what do I know.
https://mankindproject.org/new-warrior-training-adventure/ here is the link so that you can see for yourself what this training is supposed to promote. However, to find specifics on the matter, we need to seek out insiders, which can be hard to do because they refuse to give away their secrets (eye roll). However, in my research I came across an article in which the interviewer, a 30 year veteran of the Denver PD evaluated the society and interviewed 3 alumni of the MKP who were able to shed light on the New Warrior Training initiation rite which was described as follows: https://www.equip.org/article/the-mankind-project/
Roggeman interviewed three alumni of the training, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity, to gain a sense of what happens during the training, which begins on a Friday evening and ends on a Sunday afternoon. Roggeman’s article described the men as having been yelled at, told to sit in a dark room while awaiting other initiates (new participants), ordered to hand over their wristwatches and cell phones, and sleep-deprived for much of the weekend. The three men also referred to initiates dancing naked amid frenetic drumming.
What Roggeman heard in the testimony of his three anonymous informants was a pattern of breaking people down in order to rebuild them. That reminded him of est, which he had studied in the 1970s. Roggeman also was troubled by the ManKind Project’s policy of not discussing what occurs during its weekend training sessions. “That’s always a red flag,” he told the Journal.
Much of Roggeman’s 3,000-word article—“Oh, Man, What Kind of Project Is This?”—describes ties of influence between the ManKind Project and est. For instance, the three founders of the ManKind Project (ex-Marine and ex-corporate executive Rich Tosi, therapist Bill Kauth, and educator Ron Hering) attended a men’s seminar by Justin Sterling, who is an alumnus of est. Roggeman believes Sterling’s seminar, which was the subject of several different critical reports by journalists, helped shape what became the ManKind Project’s New Warrior Training Adventure.
Sinclair alluded to men divesting themselves of wristwatches and cell phones and emptying their pockets. “You’d be surprised. Some men bring weapons, some men bring drugs,” Sinclair said. “They’re not awake yet.” (In fairness, it’s also worth noting that many Christian retreats, such as Cursillo, also require participants to hand over the trappings of everyday modern life.)
Sinclair agreed that the weekend experience can be too intense for some men. “We say very clearly that the training is not for every man,” he said. “We tell potential initiates that there will be times in the weekend when they will want to run away and hide. You will be tested—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”
The ManKind Project recognizes that boys and young men no longer have initiation rites that mark their passage into adulthood, Sinclair said. For modern people, this void began with the Industrial Revolution, which disrupted the traditional pattern of a boy learning a trade from his father and going through an apprenticeship.
“You still need a masculine hand for boys to see what it means to be a man,” Sinclair said. The weekend offers initiates “a vortex of masculine power that is so powerful.”
The ManKind Project stresses being conscious, helping men become awake to their choices, and the consequences of those choices. “What we are doing is letting men look at their emotional wounds,” Sinclair said. “Men typically do not talk about their emotional issues with other men. They talk about the money they make, about cars, and about women. They look past one another.”
Sinclair said he first became involved with The ManKind Project when he was going through a divorce and a battle for custody of his children. “I felt like a wounded bird,” he said, and the New Warrior Training Adventure helped him discover his inner strength. “One of the proudest things I’ve ever done in my life was to be a good father.”
The ManKind Project is interested in spirituality, and encourages its participants to serve others, often by taking New Warrior Training Adventure to fatherless children or into prisons. Sinclair believes every man has within himself the four archetypes of king, warrior, lover, and magician. “Standing in the center of those four quadrants,” he said, “is the citizen.”
The ManKind Project has encountered enough criticisms that its Frequently Asked Questions document directly addresses the question of whether the group is a cult: “Cults ask their members to devote their lives, and often their material possessions, to a single leader or doctrine. The Mankind Project’s broad leadership base takes a very different approach, challenging each man to define the life that works best for him, and to live that life fully with the support of other men.”
“We don’t espouse any religion, although any man is welcome to attend,” Sinclair said.
The website states the following in regard to initiation.
“The premise was that a man could not fight the demons of the world until he had fought and conquered his own. At the New Warrior Training Adventure, those demons were represented as “shadow.” In Jungian psychology, “shadow” is that part of a person that is hidden, repressed and denied. The myths of Gilgamesh, Odysseus and Perceval are often seen as symbolic of the journey of everyman. The New Warrior Training Adventure took place in a safe container in ritual space. Container is meant as a metaphor for the alchemist’s crucible, a vessel capable of containing the energetic processes of transformation. These processes had to be emotionally safe, psychologically evocative of ritual space. Ritual space is an area, removed from the mundane or ordinary reality, which has been given symbolic or sacred intent by the container. In men’s healing work, it is an area, often in a natural setting outdoors, where men can meet free from the influences of civilization within a container that feels safe and blessed, often through ritual.
The work of initiation and other men’s healing is physically, emotionally and spiritually energetic, which requires a substantial container. Initiation of men, as used here, means a process used to transmit and model a healthy understanding of what it means to be a man. It includes rituals, activities and ceremonies designed to create a meaningful sense of inclusion and identity as a man. This is distinct from the term “rites of passage,” which connotes a focus on the societal and cultural functions of rituals and ceremonies, as written about by Van Gennep in his 1909 seminal work Rites of Passage. Initiation, as used to describe the New Warrior Training Adventure, focuses on the personal and psychological impact of the process on the individual.[14
As you can see, the initiation part is all about death and resurrection. The breaking down of oneself is artificially induced instead of supernaturally induced by way of the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments of the Church. The death of the ego or death of self to make room for the new and improved you is a favorite concept of the new agers who think they can achieve this without the Christian God. It’s the path the Catholic follows only devoid of Jesus and therefore fake. As Catholics we know that true transformation and the dying to self is a life long pursuit that many never accomplish on this earth, let alone in 48 hours, in the woods in upstate NY. It’s a coach purse knockoff. But according to them the ones who haven’t been initiated into their non-religion are described as not awake LOL. Oh My! And speaking of non-religion, let me divert your attention to the words, initiation, blessed, ritual and sacred….Sounds pretty religious to me. I would also like to point out that we have a God given safe and sacred space for healing and it’s called the Church. What they mean is that that have set aside sacred religion of man spaces. CALL IT WHAT IT IS; A RELIGION OF MAN. Be honest with yourselves and with everyone else. You do not worship God you worship men with pagan tactics.
Speaking of tactics, the naked drumming, I found to be particularly fascinating because it is derived from ancient pagan practices and is worth discussing. I'm sure they gave something about vulnerability or empowerment but my Catholic intellect knows better.
What was the first thing that happened after Adam and Eve took the bait and ate the fruit? Their eyes were opened and they realized they were naked. They were ashamed of their nakedness and so God in all his mercy made them clothes. Clothes from that point on separated us from the rest of creation…animals don’t wear clothes... The nakedness in conjunction with drumming and dancing (which is a celebratory concept) literally symbolizes the rejection of God’s mercy and celebrating of our naked animalistic nature which as we see from Thomas Aquinas is a symptom of sin. It is any wonder then that these initiates receive “animal totem names”. WE ARE NOT DESTINED TO LIVE AS ANIMALS WE ARE DESTINED TO LIVE WITH GOD IN ETERNITY. They possess the way to enlightenment? I THINK NOT…but let’s take a look at what happens after the death to self and naked drumming…What do people get out of this?
In the words of a member on the website “It completely freed me up to be the man that can live on purpose and with meaning, a clear meaning. I now have the power to conquer anything that presents itself with the tools I’ve received, and from the ongoing work I do with the support of other men. It’s a brotherhood like no other. These men call me on my shit and I call them on theirs. That’s a true brotherhood beyond friendship.”
So, if I am understanding correctly, once you crucify yourself in a 48 hour pagan themed initiation ritual in the woods, the resurrection into your new life includes promises of meaning, purpose, and opportunities to partake in fake sacraments. Apparently, the Church (founded by God) has it wrong, and the idea that the meaning of life is to know and love God, just isn’t good enough for modern man… so what is this new found meaning and purpose that this religion of man offers? Well …we don’t exactly know, but my guess is that this group tells its members that the meaning of life is to know and love man, as seen by their constant proclamation of knowing yourself and being in service to others. They state the following:
“The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge.” Interesting…God’s church also believes in service to others. In fact the Catholic Church is the single most charitable organization on the planet. Every single day the Catholic Church feeds, houses, and clothes more people, takes care of more sick people, visits more prisoners, and educates more people than any other institution on the face of the earth could ever hope to. Mother Theresa, the image of all that is mission and service related, was a CATHOLIC who spent hours a day in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament….So excuse me if I am not convinced of the “mission of service” however noble it may seem.
Let’s just call a spade a spade. People who join the religion of man groups, want to feel like good people without addressing sin. They are searching for purpose, not in the creator but in the creation. Instead of rooting sin out, as the church demands, they bandaid over it with fraternal service which becomes the standard by which they judge themselves. It’s this mindset of “as long as I am a productive member of society, good to others, and striving towards knowing and loving self,” I am a good person. The first problem with this is that God judges our lives by his standards not ours. The church invites us to judge ourselves by supernatural standards. The second problem is that this mindset is relative. Who defines good? Sure, you can call someone on their “shit” so to speak but for what end? If we are focused on knowing ourselves instead of knowing God we will never examine ourselves against the light of the Truth. We are supposed to strive to know and love God. NOT self. The religion of man is narcissistic. The path to enlightenment is supernatural illumination that you can never achieve on your own or through pagan practices.
Evidently, during initiation and then after, you are invited into “self examination” which we Catholics call an illumination or examination of conscious. This period of reflection is conducted partly on our own but also aided by the Holy Spirit and it is conducted prior to the sacrament of confession. The religion of man perverts the sacrament of confession by telling its member that they should accuse themselves to each other in their peer groups or tribes, instead of accusing themselves before the priest in a parish who acts in the person of Christ. Why would we want supernatural advice when we could settle for the natural? HA! Now my question becomes what exactly are you examining if there is no such thing as sin? Like how do you even know what to confess to your brother? I guess the idea is to hold people accountable to their goals…but what if their goals are bad and damaging? Who is the ultimate authority on what is good and bad?
One half- truth I found interesting is that this group addresses the need for masculinity or as they refer to it as “healing for men in safe spaces” Can I just interrupt myself here and say that if I ever dated anyone that sought out a safe space, outside of the church, that would be the end of that.
The claim is that men do not have rites anymore and have lost masculinity in this shallow and materialistic world which is TRUE. But the cause of this was the falling away from Christ’s Church. Rites, rituals, transformation, true masculinity IN THEIR ENTIRE TRUTH can be found in the Church. Satan seduced people away from the church with the lure of riches, rationalism and materialism and NOW HE IS TRYING TO FILL THE SPIRITUAL VACCUMM THROUGH FAKE COACH PURSES. It’s working because we are spiritual beings that will seek out spiritual concepts in the absence of the Church. It’s the pinnacle of evil genius.
One thing I do want to point out that they touch on is that the concept of masculinity is super important in our current times. There has most certainly been an attack on it. However where the Catholic and the New Agers differ is on the definition. What society needs is AUTHENTIC masculinity, not the false masculinity that the MKP and others try to sell. One particularly alarming fact is that one of the founders took his inspiration from the feminist movement and claims to be a “feminist therapist” uhh….ok? The problem with feminism is that it convinces women that their strengths do not lie in their God given gifts it claims to make women strong but it really weakens them… It’s invitation to DEFY THE NATURAL ORDER AND DIVINE CREATION. It is all about tolerance and authenticity. It revolves around the fact that you can be your own god and that anything that does not make you feel good or free or more authentic has to go. It is a plot to overthrow the natural created order. The paradigm that this organization is promoting is taken from their Journal and is as follows
The New Macho
He cleans up after himself.
He cleans up the planet.
He is a role model for young men.
He is rigorously honest and fiercely optimistic.
He holds himself accountable.
He knows what he feels.
He knows how to cry and he lets it go.
He knows how to rage without hurting others.
He knows how to fear and how to keep moving.
He seeks self-mastery.
He’s let go of childish shame.
He feels guilty when he’s done something wrong.
He is kind to men, kind to women, kind to children.
He teaches others how to be kind.
He says he’s sorry.
He stopped blaming women or his parents or men for his pain years ago.
He stopped letting his defenses ruin his relationships.
He stopped letting his penis run his life.
He has enough self respect to tell the truth.
He creates intimacy and trust with his actions.
He has men that he trusts and that he turns to for support.
He knows how to roll with it.
He knows how to make it happen.
He is disciplined when he needs to be.
He is flexible when he needs to be.
He knows how to listen from the core of his being.
He’s not afraid to get dirty.
He’s ready to confront his own limitations.
He has high expectations for himself and for those he connects with.
He looks for ways to serve others.
He knows he is an individual.
He knows that we are all one.
He knows he is an animal and a part of nature.
He knows his spirit and his connection to something greater.
He knows future generations are watching his actions.
He builds communities where people are respected and valued.
He takes responsibility for himself.
In times of need, he will be his brother’s keeper.
He knows his higher purpose.
He loves with fierceness.
He laughs with abandon, because he gets the joke.
This is a picture of mature masculine, of healthy masculinity – it is one redefinition of masculinity for the 21st century. By no means is this list complete. You are welcome to come and add your gifts to this community. www.mkp.org
©2010 Boysen Hodgson. All rights reserved.
Used with permission by the ManKind Project.
There’s really too much there for me to comment on each line individually and some of it does overlap with the law of God. However and a big HOWEVER is that it is missing the most important factor of masculinity which we shall see below.
Turning again to the book, The Rosary Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare we learn the following.
Recall the words that Adam Speaks when he beholds the woman for the first time. He calls her “bone of my bone” and “flesh of my flesh” These words communicate that Adam found himself in the woman. Without quoting the whole book, the highlights of woman are that she is symbolic of what is hidden and mysterious as even her reproductive organs symbolize. She is made from bone which is a formative substance that gives shape to man. Her mission and authority is to point man upward to what is veiled and sacred. She is to point man to God and to remind him of his divine mission. She is to inspire him and through him all of civilization. She is chosen by God to bring to fulfillment and ultimate potential, the life entrusted to her by virtue of her very nature, her feminine reality. Is it any wonder then that the Church is described as HOLY MOTHER CHURCH and THE BRIDE OF CHRIST? But now we have these fraternal groups such as MKP trying to take the place of wives and the Church. Is it any wonder this false masculinity is an answer to the feminist movement in which women rejects her divine gifts?
Let’s continue with the book;
“ The sacrifice for Adam’s rib for woman’s creation, has its own significance and speaks to his mission as man. It defines him as a participant in GODS OWN FATHERHOOD, from which ALL CREATION FLOWS.” A definition of true masculinity is starting to take shape here. Sacrifice in union with the divine will IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT TRAIT OF A MASCULINE MALE. Not sacrifice for brotherhood or sacrifice for self betterment. NO! Sacrifice for God, in unity with his divine plan in order that all of creation may flow. That’s a far cry from safe spaces to talk about feelings and cleaning up after yourself. Let’s continue “ Woman’s issuing from him signifies that he references the Almighty, the First Cause” Here in lies the problem with the MKP, they admit that it was founded partly in response to the feminist movement. What should have happened during the feminist movement was that men should have expressed their God given authority and told the women to cut it out and reminded them of their place in the created order. What they should NOT have done was adjust their definition of masculinity based on a misguided definition of feminism. MEN PLEASE LISTEN TO ME….WE DESPERATELY NEED YOU TO RECONCILE WITH CHRIST AND ASSERT YOUR AUTHORITY. Let’s continue. “ It connotes his call to be Godlike in his care of woman: to cherish she who comes forth from him and to guard her, to sacrifice for her to slay dragons for her, to lay down his life for her if called He is her protector, provider, and leader, and to be the same for all those born as the fruit of their union. This is the mark of his masculinity, the mark of his fatherhood, and the mark of his Godlikeness.”
“ The complementarity between man and woman, which comes by way of the lived expression of their individual authorities, is a dynamic of gift-to-gift through which comes human flourishing- and the flourishing of all creation, for that matter. This is what Satan observed, and this is what he was intent on destroying.”
The MankKnd project is a fraternal organization that attempts to promote enlightenment, fraternity, and masculinity divorced from the truth of God. It is just one of the latest snares of the devil. It traps people into working toward self fulfillment instead of fulfillment in God. It lies to people and tells them they can transcend on their own without God. In short, it is the original lie in the Garden of Eden.
Repent and convert for the hour is late.
.According to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the book that I am going to use to describe the key characterizes of the Antichrist and his reign of terror, was one of the biggest graces she has ever received. The title of the book is End of this Present World and Mysteries of the Life to Come. It can be purchased here
The author bases his assessment off of Scripture and tradition and teachings of the church fathers. This post will briefly summarize key points:
Timeline of the Antichrist in relation to the end of the world or the final judgement-
It is a common belief that Christ Himself will return to fight the Antichrist and then the world will end and the new Earth will appear. It is worth pointing out that this is NOT the general consensus among most of the church fathers and does not make sense in the context of scripture, most notably in the Book of Revelation. The more fitting description is that the Antichrist will be destroyed by the "spirit of his mouth" aka the Holy Spirit as we see in 2 Thessalonians 2:8. This is not describing Jesus in his glorified body coming to earth to destroy the Antichrist. It is thought that after the destruction of the Antichrist, there will be an era of peace in which life will be centered around the sacraments of the church. In being familiar with private revelations, I personally think that the "Great Monarch" and "Great Pope" aided by the Blessed Mother and Saint Michael the Archangel , combined with the remnant of God's people that weren't killed off in the persecutions (more on that later), will defeat the Antichrist, but that is another post entirely. After this era of peace, it is thought that Satan will be unchained to wreak havoc (but not in human form as he did with the Antichrist) and then the physical second coming and rebirth with put an end to him once and for all. It is important for us to differentiate between the reign of the Antichrist and the second coming as they are not the same event. The Antichrist marks the end of the Era and the beginning of a new one, while the end of the world is just that...the end of the world. It is also worth noting that the end of the world will not happen until the Antichrist has his way with us.
Signs that will precede his Reign
For the sake of prudence I think we need to establish a difference between the 3 and half year reign when he has full power and his public appearance. No where do we see that his public appearance is simultaneous with his actual reign of ultimate power when he takes the throne of the universe so to speak. In fact reason and logic would point to the fact that he would make his appearance prior to crowning himself as emperor of all. Furthermore, we should not get tunnel vision in focusing just on the person of the Antichrist at the exclusion of the reign of the SPIRIT of the antichrist which is already upon us and has been since the the beginning of the Church. Every "star" needs their red carpet rolled out so to speak and we should be vigilant in being able to identify the people and actions that are indeed rolling it out. There is nothing spontaneous about his coming to power, it has been centuries in the works. It is the reason why the early Christians who were persecuted by the types of the antichrist thought they would see the second coming. The thing to remember is that the final end time Antichrist will be the worst of the worst...a culmination of all the types such as Nero Ceaser.
Prior to his reign will be great tribulations, most notably violence and famines and plagues etc.... He will use this to his advantage. Just when everything is at its worst he will offer an apparent solution for all of our problems at the price of apostasy and the denial of the one true God. He will offer people an opportunity to save their bodies and lose their souls. Everything will be tolerated accept worship that isn't directed at him, especially that directed at Jesus Christ.
Characteristics of The Antichrist
Stay vigilant my friends
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,Last week was my Birthday and Birthday gifts can always be interesting especially when then come from people of different backgrounds and beliefs. This year I received an intriguing gift which led me to an interesting train of thought, and in a round about way, enabled me to talk to The Blessed Mother while doing dishes....lol..A little background on me....I'm notoriously hard to buy gifts for because I'm just totally uninterested in normal worldly things and am therefore largely misunderstood in my circle of immediate family and friends. In short, most people don't know what to do with me. This year though, there was a theme of plants which was awesome. I have recently taken up the hobby of gardening, so my 32 going on 82 year old soul was thrilled to receive not 1 but 2 indoor plants. There was however a slight problem with one of the plants. The concept of it was as follows: Put this log looking apparatus in water dish and it would supposedly sprout a bonsai type plant decoration. Very cool and exciting no problem there. The problem was the intention and the figurine that went on the top of it. The marketing of this treasure was that it would bring luck and fortune, definitely superstitious and bordering on dabbling in the occult, but worse that that, there was the problem of the figurine on top of the log containing the plant (which in the giver's defense they did not think it came with). To me, it resembled what appeared to be a pagan nature spirit aka a demon. Maybe a type of the infamous "green man."
What I found out upon much research was that it is supposed to represent Marvel's character of the "Groot" who is described as part of the "guardians of the galaxy" who are evidently a "rag tag group of rebels." From what I gathered, Groot is a tree alien type creature that works to "keep humans safe." Now most people would tell me I am overreacting when I give my analysis (in fact the giver of the gift nicely chimed in that I am reading too far into the things), but let me give you the background of the weekend... For some reason, on this particualr weekend I was obsessing on trying to articulate the fact that we are living in a world in which everything is filtered through a demonic lense in order to manipulate us into being sympathetic to the enemy's agenda. My point was that we have reached a point where you cannot even watch a simple nature documentary without the evil one's agenda being shoved down your throat and that I was considering becoming a hermit because just leaving the house or turning on the tv is not doing anything good for my sanity. So you could imagine my delight at being able to prove my theory right via the demonic Groot who's "rag tag team" of space beings uncannily resemble fallen angels who rebelled from the creator of the galaxy and now interfere with human activity... Only we are told by Marvel that they are" guardians " and here to help "save" us! HA! Totally demonic but totally proves my point..... It is a classic case of a story being told to manipulate the person on the other end to view the bad guys in a positive light. Truly and ridiculously obvious once you start being able to see behind the schemes of the Evil One. Nice try Satan, but not today.
Furthermore I suspected that this tree alien posing as a good guy was symbolically and ritualistically being brought to live via the growth of the bonsai plant (at least metaphorically speaking), which I could not allow. So what did I do? Well I'm glad you asked. I ditched the statue of the demon and put the Holy Mother on top instead. I am now able to venerate her image and talk to her while doing dishes. I also put a drop of holy water in with the regular water to make the plant grow and to banish any evil alien tree demons. I did all of this with a smile on my face and a general amusement of the situation, almost making a mockery out of the ridiculousness of the enemy.
After all of this madness, it occurred to me that the entire story of the Bible is precisely what I had just done with this weird little tree. In my own small and suburban way, I had reclaimed territory for My Lord. I had taken something meant for evil and made it good, but more than that, I returned the miracle of life to it's rightful owner.
This reclaiming of God's territory has been going on since the Old Testament which we will get into in a minute, but more relevant here, since the early church. Many protestants misunderstood the Catholic Church and call us pagans because rather than destroy pagan idols, images, temples, etc, the Church has always been big on consecrating them to God instead, which is really returning to God what is rightfully his (hint everything is rightfully His). Satan has many convinced that Christians stole pagan ideas or days or whatever, but the truth is, it is Satan who highjacked God's creation and Christians are returning the stolen goods and ideas to their rightful owner. We see this concept throughout Church history. In pagan Rome, buildings and statues were made into Churches and depictions of saints. Structures such as obelisks were brought to Saint Peter's and topped with crosses to signify the Churches triumph over paganism etc... but it did not start there. Oh No....it starts much earlier. Let's for a second examine the Book of Exodus. In Exodus 3:1 (the Burning Bush incident), God commands Moses to remove his shoes because he is now standing on Holy Ground. Where was the ground that God made Holy?....Mount Horeb. A common belief is that Mount Horeb and Mount Sinai are the same mountain. Why did God need to point out that this ground was now Holy? Because it was formerly an important mountain for Pagan worship. Furthermore it is on that same mountain later on in Exodus, that Moses and the elders (70 of them which is significant but for another time), share a meal with the Lord which is a for shadowing of the Eucharist and the eternal covenant. There are many more examples of this, In fact, the whole book of Exodus is a demoralization of those who worship false Gods. By the end of the plagues and calamities, the Egyptians are literally throwing silver and gold at the Israelites to just go away out of their land, and you can't tell me God wasn't greatly amused by that! This brings me to my next point...not only is God on a mission to take back what is His throughout the entire bible, he openly mocks Satan while doing it. Let's look at Elijah for a minute. He literally mocks the priests of Baal, who many agree is just another name for Satan. In this incident in 1 Kings 18, we see the bull worship (bulls have long been worshipped to pagan "gods", take note of the horns)... Scipture states the following: "Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, choose one young bull and prepare it first for there are more of you. Call upon your gods but do not start the fire. Taking the young bull that was turned over to them, they prepared it and called upon Baal from morning to noon saying Baal answer us! But there was no sound. ...When it was noon Elijah taunted them, Call louder for he is a god; he may be busy doing his business, or may be on a journey. Perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened." Now we need to note here that these characteristics were not unique to the god of Baal, which is how we know that all the pagan religions were derived from one satanic source. For example we see many of the same themes in Greek mythology such as the journeying god of Hercules (thanks Disney for teaching for glorifying Herculese to my 7 yr old brain *eye roll8) There are the gods of nature (much like the groot) who sleep during the winter and then wake up during the spring causing everything to come alive and turn green. Here Elijah is literally making fun of Satan and the scheme that the has convinced the Baal worshipers of. In this story, God is claiming back his chosen people from this deception.
The entire Bible is a story of reclaiming territory and restoring to God what is rightfully His, all while mocking the serpent. Trick woman into falling from Eden? No problem, salvation will come through a human woman. Use a tree as a means to cause humans to fall? No problem, salvation will come through a tree in the form of a cross. Use food to condemn in the form of the forbidden fruit? No problem, Salvation comes via the Heavenly food of the Eucharist. Trick humans into building great monuments to worship you? No problem, my Church will display those monuments in their Holy places and top them with a cross as a reminder to you, the serpent. Try to make your way into the homes of my people with alien tree demons? No problem, my people will top it with She who crushes your head instead.....
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when As I journey on day 2 of my 5 day fast in the name of reparations to lessen the duration and severity of what's coming (note what's coming will come and can't be stopped at this point), the Lord is insisting that I use my skills and knowledge to war game a potential underground church scenario, and who am I to argue? Outside of being a devout Catholic, and a mother, I also am a self employed private investigator. I make my living by hunting people down to serve court documents to, following around cheaters and bad parents, and gathering evidence on the occasional fraudulent claimant. With that being said, I spend my time putting pieces together, doing surveillance (a lot) and documenting my findings. If there's one thing I can do, it is go dark so to speak or as I like to call it, hide in plain sight. I know how to think like "the hunter," and I am certainly not used to being hunted.
The underground church is nothing new. In fact we were born in the catacombs of Rome, where mass was celebrated literally underground amid persecutions. The church in China and other countries under communism or Islam are currently receiving the Eucharist in this way, and while the use of technology, and the big tech tyranny does complicate the situation in our modern times, the concept is still the same.
Let's for a minute imagine the following scenario : Communists take over and start purging the conservatives first (which officially started on January 11, 2021 with the removal of Parlor). This will continue on and become more extreme with political actors staging violent events in order to label conservatives as terrorists, take their free speech, guns, and lives if they can. However, make no mistake about it, while the human commies dislike the conservatives for their insistence on keeping the moral law of God in society, the situation we currently find ourselves in goes much deeper than that. It comes down to Revelation 12:17And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Communists are just pawns for Satan and clearing the way or laying the groundwork for the Antichrist. They are useful idiots plain and simple for our real enemy who is Satan. Satan will wipe out an entire population to kill 1 devout Catholic, make no mistake about it. Why? Because the God of the universe lives in us via the Eucharist. His body, soul and divinity, transform us quite physically. The lockdowns that started in lent were no coincidence. It was a diabolical attack on the faithful and attempt to rattle us during our most important liturgical season. The season which the ancient serpent cannot tolerate because it is a celebration of his defeat and a revelation of God's plan to save humanity. Satan hates us because when we receive the Eucharist, we bring the light of God into the world. All graces come through the Catholic Church and he does wage war against us, every single day.
To summarize, the goal of this whole massive evil conspiracy (NWO, Great Reset etc...) is to simply attempt to wipe out the Catholic Church and stop souls from being saved via the Eucharist. That is it. Everything else is simply collateral damage to get to that ultimate goal. That is what we are up against, and that is what we as a church are LARGELY unprepared for and naïve about. Lucky for us, the Lord promises that hell will not prevail against His church and we have the help of heaven on our side, which is infinitely more powerful than the army of darkness. However, we should also do our part to "be as wise as serpents," which I will begin to outline in small doses on this blog and on my Youtube channel based upon where we find ourselves as this ugliness progresses.
Where are we now?
2020 did an excellent job of revealing who is on what side. We have been able to clearly define which church/secular powers will persecute the elect. We should have taken note of this and started to distance ourselves from our enemies. We need to continuously form networks of like minded true Catholics, and be very very leery and careful around the false ones.
Currently, we are facing the threat of what the army would refer to as IDF or indirect fire by the secular powers. These are not targeted attacks. In general, conservatives are being silenced, a political category which good Catholics fall into, but as far as I can tell, the technocracy is not yet silencing purely Catholic voices for the sake of being Catholic (no worries that will come). The lockdowns seem to have lessened (for now), (no worries they will come back).
However, the beast of the antichurch which is made up of modernist Marxists, is starting to rear its ugly head in this area as we have watched good priests silenced for speaking truths and Bishops shutter the church doors. It will all get much worse.
The hierarchy has appeared to betray us on two main topics that we are not allowed to compromise on and which will set us up to be persecuted for. The vaccination program with its roots in abortion, and the apparent blessing of civil unions by the Pope and his minions. Now, when we object to these sins, the bad Catholics and the secular powers will question us to how we could object, since the Pope does not. These two events were a horrific betrayal of devout Catholics and we will pay dearly. They are trying to take away our right to consciously object, especially when it comes to vaccines.
One thing is for sure that needs to be constantly kept in mind, as things progress, Technology, with a capital t for big Tech, is not going to be our friend, especially social media. As an investigator, you would not believe the information I can get off of Facebook and Twitter. These two platforms will become a nightmare for when attacks become more targeted.
Practical steps that should be taken now January 12, 2021:
Delete Facebook and Twitter- Youtube is also not great but I think it should be kept as long as possible to be able to get information out. Why is it my preferred method?... because it is harder to hack. It's way harder to make a fake video to set up your enemies or spread false information on, than it is to make a fake social media profile and post.... Individual websites are probably safe-ish right now, but everything will eventually come down, so the sooner we can come up with another system, the better. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security with platforms like Parler either. Parler to me sounds like a great way to get all your enemies in one place (virtually speaking), and to start keeping serious tabs on them. If we could make a giant push back to radio, and the printing press that would be best.
Live Streaming Mass- Tell your traditionally minded priests to be leery of the livestream. Maybe just focus the camera on the altar alone in an attempt to protect the parishioner's identities. IF the plan is to have a particularly spicy homily that day, skip the live stream. If this is not an option, as a parishioner stay out of view of the livestream. The more traditionally minded priests will be the first to be persecuted.
Protect Parishioners' Information- The information of parishioner's should not be given to any authorities and if it is kept digitally, it should not be kept on a system that is able to be hacked into. Do not attend a parish where they are trying to "keep you safe from Covid" by having you sign in or make reservations.
Sensitive Topics- Do not email, text, or message any sensitive information. Voice calls are a little better but not great. Snail mail is better and meeting in person is best if possible. We live in a world where everything we do can be tracked. We aren't at the point of total paranoia yet, but start training yourself to think this way.
Analyze Logistics- My guess is that now that the Church has folded with the first set of lockdowns, the first order of business for "catholic" Biden will be to try to use that as an excuse to totally lock down churches again at which point I have very little hope of any Priest or Bishop defying him. However, once they realize these lockdowns will be permanent, the clergy may have no choice but to defy the great catholic, rosary carrying, Biden. We aren't there yet, but for those of you who are involved in the everyday workings of the church, you need to analyze your logistics and have a plan B. Are you going to be cut off from your Mass supplies? How are you going to get supplies if they shut down your ability to purchase online etc....the specifics, I do not have the answer to, but if you are someone who does, you need to totally assess your supply chain so to speak and come up with ways to make it bullet proof. We need to essentially start coming up with ways to get the church off the grid. We also have to come to the realization that we may need alternate places to conduct mass....monasteries seem to be a forgotten gem, just saying. We aren't there yet, and the answers will be revealed in time, but for now a complete analysis of these things need to be done.
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This is a topic that is very close to my heart and has caused me great pain throughout my life. Also, with the now very obvious of the polarization of the children of light and the children of darkness, this topic is extremely important today. The Lord has more times than not, given me a front row ticket to watching the destruction of my loved ones, and every single time, since I was a child, I can also see Satan and his crew in the background, sneering and laughing at me. I think we have all experienced this to one degree or another, and I just want to share some inspiration and practical advice for what to do when it seems, all hope is lost.
The first thing I want to say is that Our Lord and Our Lady understand and are always there to comfort us when we have the experience of watching someone run in the wrong direction. When we see our loved ones on the comfortable paved road and know that up ahead there's a cliff that leads to their end. We try to get them on our road, but our road isn't all that fun sometimes and is most certainly NOT paved. The ways of the Lord is a wonderful gift that most people won't even take the time to accept, let alone open no matter how much we scream or cry, or beg. Our Lord and Our Lady experienced and experience intimate sorrow with us when souls are lost. They are there with us through the tears and the frustrations and a sword pierces their hearts for every soul that is lost. I have frequently found myself crying at the foot of the cross, asking the Lord to help me understand why. Why people choose the wrong way when presented with the opportunity to follow Him or to follow Satan/self/the world. I have spent countless hours of my life, begging Him to please just help me find the right worlds or be a better example for these lost souls, but the answer is always the same. He always reminds me that the world rejected Him to the point of betrayal and death.
However, there is another message in the cross, and from Our mother. Sacrifice. Not everyone rejected the Lord, and the ones that accepted Him were able to do so through sacrifice. Hope lies in sacrifice. It took me many years to learn that when people are consumed by darkness, they literally CAN NOT see the light. No amount of crying or begging or convincing from other humans is going to change their mind, you might as well be speaking a foreign language, and to make matters worse, I have even found myself in situations where I get caught up in the darkness and sins of others, by trying to bring them to the light so to speak. If there is someone in your life that you love, and that refuses to fight off the demons, sins, and temptations, there is an answer but it is counter intuitive. The answer is first of all to never give up hope for this person, because only God knows who can and will be saved. This is especially the case if this person has been baptized into the church, because the Lord can work miracles through the sacraments of the church. Second of all sometimes you have to walk away in the physical realm. If their darkness is a threat to you, do not call them, do not visit, do not check in on them, especially if it is a romantic situation or some other situation that may make YOU betray the Lord and his laws...I assure you I am speaking from experience. This may seem like the opposite of what we should be doing, since the Lord commands us to love one another. But how does he tell us to love one another? Well first he tells us to love Him above all, which means our loyalty to Him and His laws comes first. Then he tells us to love one another as He has loved us (John 15:12). How did He love us?....well just look at the cross. Sacrifice. He laid down our lives for us and we are to do that for each other. Now obviously this doesn't always mean to the death, but we can and need to make daily sacrifices for each other. This looks like fasting, this looks like giving up some earthly pleasure for the conversion of someone's soul...and by the way be careful when you throw yourself at the foot of the cross and tell the Lord you will do anything for the conversion of so and so....I did this recently and the answer I got back was to give up wine as an acceptable sacrifice.....so that's annoying, and I must really love this person LOL, but I digress. The point is this, Souls are paid for with sacrifices. Obviously people have free will BUT the Lord can and will bless lost souls with mercy and graces because of the sacrifices and prayers of his faithful. Patience obtains all things in the words of Saint Teresa of Avila. Moral of the story stop talking, stop begging, stop crying, stop checking on the person and most of all STOP despairing. We are not powerless in this battle, we can get souls out of enemy territory but we have to do it wisely because we are greatly outnumbered. Most importantly, we have to stay in a state of grace to be effective. You'll know when the person converts because they will either tell you in the physical world or you'll learn about it in the spiritual world when you get to Heaven DO NOT GIVE UP.
In the words of Our Lady of Fatima; "Many souls go to hell because there is none to make sacrifices and pray for them."
Enemy Rules of Engagement
Satan and his demons are able to do nothing without the permission of God or outside of His created order, which means that the demonic cannot act in a way that is above their pay grade. They cannot conduct activities set aside for the Creator such as reading our minds, creating new life, possessing our souls, etc. The lower demons, cannot act above their pay grade which speaks to which demons can influence what. This will be described in detail in the next post regarding who makes up the Army of Darkness The creature can never be the Creator, which is how sin entered the world to begin with. The enemy does have to adhere to rules of engagement, meaning he can only strike under certain circumstances and for the most part is extremely weak compared to the heavenly army. With that being said, he is stronger than a human who is outside of the grace of God because as humans we can do nothing apart from the Lord.
Satan never ceases to watch and study us so that he can tempt us. Temptations are always allowed, even until our dying breath. In this way, the enemy is always allowed to engage us in ordinary demonic assaults. You can expect this to be constant and non-stop, however in my experience, personal holiness can limit these temptations, but always be on guard because God does allow us to fall if we become too arrogant. Complacency kills. One of the most important parts of the Our Father Prayer is “lead us not into temptation.” This should be recited frequently and meaningfully.
Sin is the primary way in which we allow the enemy to engage us. Sin is anything that takes us away from God. To strive to be free from sin, is to make yourself a hard target. To live a sinful life, opens you up to all kinds of attacks both ordinary and extraordinary and makes you a soft target. Simply put, the demonic are able to influence our lives when we sin with the goal of enslaving us to the sin in this world and to hell in the next.
When we sin, we go AWOL from God’s army and join the Army of Darkness at which point we are commanded by the diabolical. We are genuinely enslaved to these powers if we do not reconcile with Christ to be allowed back into his ranks, the only truly safe place. For something to be a sin we must first know that it is wrong. In our current world of rationalism, we must always refer to the commandments of God as our compass or, if you were in country when I was, Blue Force Tracker (don’t worry God’s ways work better than the BFT). Sins can be venial or mortal with the latter meaning they lead to death. They can also be sins of omission (you fail to do something) or sins of commission (you do something bad).
Sin is nothing else but revolt and disobedience to God (Rom. 4:15). The sinner throws off the yoke of God, saying “I will not serve” (Jer. 2.20). When we commit sin, we take up arms against God. Sin is the ultimate betrayal of our Commander in Chief who so greatly loves and fearlessly leads us to victory. Nothing pains Him more, than a soldier who betrays Him.
Common mortal cultural sins today are sexual sins, especially in the areas of adultery and fornication which can lead to other mortal sins such as abortion and homosexual behavior.
Refer to the teachings of the church for complete knowledge of sin. The most important thing to remember is that when we sin, we give authority to the enemy to engage us because we have stepped outside of the protection of God’s ranks. The enemy is a coward, so if you are living in a state of grace, you become a hard target to him because you’re are under Holy protection which he is terrified of. I think of it as a soldier who decides to go off on their own and wander away from the hardened protections of their unit’s base. They open themselves up to attacks and could become lost and disoriented. Eventually the enemy will pick them up and either kill them or make them a POW. The more we sin without reconciling with God, the more disoriented we become to the fact that we are even living in sin and the further outside the wire we wander. When we die in a state of unrepentant sin, we risk eternal damnation as we have decided to join our leader of darkness, Satan, in FOB Hell. It is important to note when reading the next ways in which the enemy is allowed to engage us, many originate from sin even if it is far removed or not committed by the person that is being assaulted.
Generational demons and curses are a widely debated topic. Some exorcists seem to think that the effects of mortal sins can be passed down generationally as well as curses, and some do not. I personally think there is a scriptural bases for this theory. With that being said, the enemy may sometimes be allowed to engage us as a result of sins committed in prior generations, or generational curses, especially involving the father of a family as the father is the head of the family and holds the authority. There is a story in my family regarding a certain curse. My paternal grandmother’s family hailed from Matera Italy. During the 1500’s Giovanni Carlo aka Giancarlo Tramontano, an ancient relative of mine, was made Count of the area by King of Naples, Ferdinand II of Aragon. He was not received well as the people of Matera had worked to become a free city. However, Giovanni was a noble and had a claim because he belonged to the ancient noble feudal family of the barons of the House of Tramontano. Therefore, he was given Matero as his county and he began to erect Castello Tramontano which is still standing, and still unfinished today. Long of the short was that he was a tyrant and raised taxes to an unbearable rate which ticked off the working class. He had no mercy, and it is also noted in some places with little proof, that he also had a reputation of sleeping with the newly married brides. In response to his refusal to show mercy to his people so that he could live in luxury, the people revolted. After mass one night, the townspeople brutally beat him to death and it is said, a curse was put on my family that was to last seven generations. To make matters worse, the crown took this as a political assassination and sent 4 investigators to Matera, who being unable to find the guilty parties, hung 4 innocent men. I am unsure if there was an effective curse put on my blood line, but this is an example of what one may look like if in fact it is possible. Just to be on the safe side, as part of my daily prayers I pray a deliverance prayer from generational issues.
In this same way, a demon can be given authority and let into a family if someone in that family commits a mortal sin. Usually this person is the father because again, the father is the one tasked by God with protecting the family. If the father fails to take on his responsibility of spiritual protector, he is putting his entire family at risk. A mother has authority over her children and can bless and protect them, but she wields no spiritual authority over the father. Naturally because of this, the demon will try to take out the father first in order to get to the rest of the family. If he is successful, then he can engage the family for generations and wreak havoc if left unchecked in theory. Again, using myself, as an example, 11B refused to take on the role of spiritual protector and the diabolical was able to engage us. My efforts may have saved my children and I from total destruction, but did not save my family unit because I was not the one with the authority to do so, spiritually speaking. Sin and therefore demons can enter the family through another family member, but if the father is taking his role as spiritual protector seriously, the family has a much higher success rate of winning the battle and kicking the demon out. One cannot underestimate the importance of a spiritually strong father in the home.
Acting out of Authority
People acting out of authority can make themselves a giant enemy target. Imagine if you will for a minute, a private making the decision to invade a country. The private could by all means command his peers to invade the country with him but they do not have to obey him because he holds no authority over them. In fact, everyone will most likely laugh at him. Even worse than not being obeyed, he could be severely punished for acting outside of his rank. There is a chain of command for a reason. It is no different in the spiritual world, there are some areas that need to be addressed by certain roles. Self- proclaimed exorcists and demonologists are acting outside the backing of the spiritual military, the church, and could put themselves and their loved ones in grave danger. Furthermore, these ghost hunters and paranormal investigators are not only putting themselves in danger, but they are most likely being laughed at by the diabolical who will most certainly take the opportunity to mock and attack them.
Participation in or Associating with People involved in the Occult
One way Satan is given authority is by you or a family member or acquaintance participating in occult activities or being around people, places, and things that these nefarious practices are occurring. Warlocks, witches, African magic practices, Satanism, voodoo etc, are all the active participation and cooperation with the powers of darkness aka Satan and his demons. The lure of these practices is that one will receive powers to manipulate the natural world in exchange for worshipping the diabolical. These practices are a grave violation of the 1st commandment which is that we shall have no other God’s before the one true God. These people often take pleasure in ruining the lives of others because it makes them feel powerful. They also do it for financial gains. The problem with this mindset on behalf of the practitioners is that Satan and his minions are all liars so the person pays a high price and becomes enslaved as a result. Even in cases where the outcome may appear to be something such as a physical or emotional/spiritual healing, one must understand that there is no true healing outside of the one true Lord. The diabolical can fake many miracles to lead people away from Jesus with the goal of then enslaving them. All practicing of any kind of magic is condemned by the church for our own benefit. It is condemned because it is known that the powers or entities being “tapped” into, are demonic. The Catechism states the following in paragraph 2117; “ All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have supernatural power over others- even if this were for the sake of restoring their health- are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible.”
It is also important to note that even one who contracts such a person to conduct such activities is opening themselves up to demonic influence. Furthermore, innocent people can be affected by this dark magic, especially when the person contracting it is a blood relative. Curses, while rare, can be extremely hard to break in these cases. Common reasons why someone would participate in such a practice is to break up a marriage or engagement, seek revenge or obtain a desired outcome in the area of money, lust, or power. Magic rites and rituals are conducted to work with the demons to obtain a desired result. In doing my research, I was surprised to learn that people can be affected by things such as unknowingly ingesting cursed food, or being in the presence of a cursed object or amulet (Amorth 2016). It is also worth noting that if the person the curse is contracted to affect is a holy person, the affects can be lessened because the demon is scared and miserable in the presence of that person because that person is in the presence of God and his heavenly army.
Even more subtle and widely accepted practices that seem harmless such as Ouija boards, new age spirituality, eastern spiritual practices, tarot cards, consulting psychics, etc, all give the enemy the right to engage you because while you may not be actively and knowingly worshipping darkness, you are still trying to gain some type of advantage and manipulation over the natural world or in the case of spirituality you are again in violation of the 1st commandment. To me it also signifies cowardice especially in the practices of divination, or telling the future, because it shows that the person engaging in such behaviors is scared to suffer the unknown. We as Christians must never be afraid to suffer, but especially not at the cost of sin. Our Lord suffered on this earth immensely, and a servant is not above his master. We are not promised earthly riches or happiness, but eternal.
Sometimes God will allow holy people to be assaulted by or even partially possessed by demons through no fault of their own. It is thought that this is done so that they can become, holier, and so that they can become the nemesis of the demon that is assaulting them. The lord I believe, takes great pleasure in using his lowly humans to beat up on the proud enemy demons. These souls are also able to use their suffering for redemptive purposes to save and convert other souls and for the glory of God. Saints who endured particularly brutal attacks are powerful allies for us and especially for exorcists.
Amorth, Fr. Gabriele. An Exorcist Explains the Demonic; Audiobook. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institue Press, 2016.
All created beings including angels, demons (fallen angels) and humans, were created within a hierarchy. We cannot operate outside of our pay grade, and unless God gives us His grace, humans cannot sit upon heavenly thrones that were created for the angels, and left vacant by their fall. Demons are ever aware of this hierarchy and are able to engage us when we do not fill our roles or if we act outside of our authority. There is an order within the church as well as within the domestic church, or the family unit. On this feast day of Saint Padre Pio, a very masculine, spiritual and holy warrior for God, I discuss the fact that men MUST step up and fulfill their role as spiritual protector in order to combat the evils in our present day. The problems we are facing today will not be rooted out with a merely natural approach. Saint Padre Pio, pray for us!
I came home from Iraq in 2010 at the age of just 20 years old. like many of my generation, I struggled for years with trying to find my place in the world (sometimes with disastrous consequences). I often felt restless and that everything I was ever going to do paled in comparison to the war I had just been a part of. Oh how wrong I was. The Lord in all of his mercy woke me up to the fact that the most important battle I will ever fight is one that can't always be seen; The one for my soul and for the souls around me. It is against powers and principalities who influence the earthly enemies I had just encountered. Over the last 5 years or so, I have become intimately aware of this battle, and more importantly how to fight it! Although the weapons are different, the concepts are the same. My mission is now to share my knowledge with others, especially my fellow combat veterans who are struggling in the midsts of dysfunction or an identity crisis. I assure you brothers and sisters, we are in the fight of our lives.