Sayings of Truth & Error
Meekness & Firmness
Vatican II Website
Getting to Heaven
July 3, 1997
by Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, OFM Cap.
May the grace and peace of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ, be with all of you. May the first tastes of the beatific vision,
already here on earth, season you with great happiness - even among all your
trials and sufferings.
Sayings to be Known and Remembered
from the Fathers and Doctors of the Church
The truth has set bounds. But evil and falsehood multiplies
without end; and the more these (evils) are pursued, the more error they
produce. St. Jerome
Not to oppose error, is to approve of it, and not to defend
truth is to suppress it, and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can
do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.
Pope Felix III
He who can correct any evil, and neglects to do it, makes
himself accessory to the same. St. Gregory
He that sees another in error, and endeavors not to correct
it, testifies himself to be in error. Pope Leo I
We seek no conquest over our adversaries; but only that truth
may overcome falsehood. St. Jerome
It is better that scandal arise than that truth be concealed.
St. Gregory the Great
Our good fortune (on the way to heaven) or our misfortune (on
our way to hell) largely follows our basic knowledge and philosophy of life.
I had a second cousin, a medic, in the military service on
Okinawa who (strangely) compared himself to me without any urging on my part.
He said to me once as I was visiting him and his family on a military base, "You
live for saving souls; I live for making money." Strangely, he seemed to
be happy with his lot. Obviously, I was happy with my lot. He was
worldly, and I was other worldly.
I shall bring you some more truisms. For those who love God
all things work for the good. All things include not only what we see as
good, but also those things we see as evil. The one who loves God thanks
Him for any good that comes to him, and thus he is rewarded for his humility
before God. He also sees purification in himself by means of misfortune
even from the suffering of his own sins.
Let us spend a little time with the word Purification.
I shall be quoting from a very naturally and supernaturally gifted author. He is
Father Edward Leen, C.S.Sp. M.A., D.D., and his book is "Why The Cross",
London, Sheed & Ward 1938 - Imprimatur.
We quote from page 92.
"Man becomes happy by becoming like to God. The Cross,
willingly accepted and one in union with Christ effect this likeness."
We go to page 93.
"In the loving designs of the Savior, the Cross is not
meant to be an accidental or a violent intrusion into life. He deliberately
plans existence for us so that it may be the crucifixion or destruction in our
souls of what stands between us and God. On the other hand, prompted by our
instinctive repugnance to suffering, we are prone to clamor to the Redeemer to
remove from our path the irksome, the disagreeable and the painful. Man is
persuaded that were suffering removed from his life, he would be happy. God's
view is not this. He knows that without suffering, our souls cannot be purified
of the dross that clings to them in consequence of the original prevarication.
Without purification the soul cannot freely enjoy what it is created to enjoy.
It cannot be happy by any other way."
We now turn to our final purification, and we marvel at the
absolute purity that is required of every soul that receives the beatific vision
in heaven. We turn to Father Leen's book mentioned above, and we quote from
"Our happiness is attained when the undivine in us, that
which in us is unlike God and alien to Him, is purged away from our souls. This
purgation, if not done in this life, is wrought out with extreme agony in the
life to come. Purgatory is a loving invention of God which pursues man, for his
own good, even beyond the gates of death.
Multitudes, failing to profit, on this earth, by all that
Christianity provides for them to effect the divinisation of their souls, quit
the world, the task not completed. Were there no Purgatory, souls that leave
this earth unpurified, though not entirely estranged from God, could never enjoy
the Beatific Vision. Nothing defiled can enter heaven, enjoy intimate union
with God, and share His Beatific Life. Faith, laying hold of sufferings and
united there with the Cross of Christ, enables man to accomplish, during the
time of, what otherwise has to be accomplished at incalculably greater cost,
when the time of trial is past. So bitter is the process of purification in the
world to come, as compared with the same process as wrought out on earth, that
God, in His love, gives largely of the Cross to His friends in order to save
them from the fate of quitting the world unpurified, and consequently,
immediately inapt for the Beatific Vision."
St. Catherine writes: "no
tongue can confess, no mind can conceive what is the pain of Purgatory.
The pain experienced there is in its intensity, like the pain of hell itself."
Above I stated that "for those who love God all things work
for good." Let us delve more deeply into this mystery. "All things
that occur on earth are for the benefit of the elect." God determined to
bring a full number of human beings into heaven. Likely, men (Saints) are
to take the vacated seats of the angels who fell from heaven through their
Since God knew from all eternity each and every judgment of
His free creatures He was able to set things in proper order to get what He
wanted, namely, Saints in heaven.
Observe how God left the free will of evil men run their
course, and still He obtained just what He wanted. Herod with his evil
will determined to kill the Savior. God did not thwart his will or his
action. What God did do, He moved Jesus out of his warpath. Hence, our
Divine Savior was not killed in a short and comparatively easy way, but He was
preserved for His very painful crucifixion. Through that crucifixion He
was to show us the great value of our eternal salvation, and He showed us the
road to heaven, namely, the way of the cross.
God knew how Pontius Pilate would act before the pressure
of the High Priests, and He had the Savior in Jerusalem for the great drama of
His crucifixion. God left men do their evil deeds to accomplish that what
He wanted accomplished, namely, that we would have the Catholic Church as we
have it since the death of Christ.
I feel that it is impossible for me to hold your
credibility without bolstering what I say from Sacred Scripture itself. I
copy from a small booklet entitled: Uniformity With God's Will, by
St. Alphonsus de Ligouri. You can buy this devotional book from TAN Books and
Publishers, Inc. Rockford, IL 61105. St. Alphonsus (after he wrote this
booklet) continued to read it for his own devotion, and when he became blind he
had others read it to him - what a gem! On page
eleven of this booklet we read:
"It is certain and of faith, that whatever happens,
happens by the will of God: 'I am the Lord forming
the light and creating the darkness, making peace and creating evil.'
Isaias 45 :6 ,7
On page 13 of the above booklet we see how God uses evil men
to punish His elect (those to be saved):
"From God come all things, good as well as evil. We
call adversities evil; actually they are good and meritorious, when we receive
them as coming from God's hands: 'Shall there be evil in the city which
the Lord hath not done?' (from Amos, 3:6) 'Good things and evil, life and death,
poverty and riches are from God. Eccl. 11:14
"Thus the Lord told David He would be the author of those
things he would suffer at the hands of Absalom: 'I
will raise up evils against thee out of thy own house, and I will take thy wives
before thy face and give them to thy neighbor.' 2 Kings 12:11
Finally, still on page 13 we have the words of Our Lord
"And our Lord himself told St. Peter that His sacred
passion came not so much from man as from his Father:
Once more, for those who love God all things work for the
good, and all things that happen are for the good of the elect. God is
producing His elect, with their cooperation, and we shall see this mystery
unfolded before us on judgment day.
'The chalice which my Father hath given me, shall I not
drink it." John 18:11
Whether we like it or not, God uses each one of us as
instruments in His hands (so to say) to make Saints. How marvelous is God,
as we see a facet of His goodness and greatness unfold itself in the mystery
Meekness and Firmness
Again by Divine Providence a publication came to me entitled,
SI SI NO NO, the ANGELUS Press, 2918 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109.
May 1997. SI means yes, and NO means no.
In referencing this article, we in no way endorse John
XXIII. On the contrary, we do not recognize him as a true Catholic nor a
pope. In any case, the article goes about proving that John XXIII does not
deserve to be canonized a Saint. Why? Because he lacked natural and
supernatural firmness, and that alone shows that he did not cooperate with God
in making him a Saint.
On page 20, column two, John XXIII is quotes as saying:
"Me, I was born to bless and not to condemn."
"Jesus, St. Paul, St. John the Evangelist and numerous
great and holy Popes did not limit themselves to blessing - an easy and
sympathetic task - but also exercised the solemn duty of condemning and
"The wip was not made for the hand of Roncalli" says
Molinari, "however, Jesus himself used the wip."
Now let us study an important principle of action that must
be found in the life and actions of every Saint.
Jesus asks us to learn of Him because He is meek and humble
of heart. There is no doubt about that as we study His words and works.
No repentant sinner was ever turned away by Our Lord. In fact, He
constantly invited sinners to repent and return to Him. He is for sure,
meek and humble of heart.
The other end of the stick, which is obvious, but not often
explained is that Our Lord was firm when dealing with unconverted sinners.
He disdained insincerity and hypocrisy. He called Herod a fox. He
called the scribes and Pharisees a brood of vipers. He took the wip to
those who defiled the Temple.
It should go without explaining, that name-calling has a
very definite purpose. It is to make the unwary public aware of evil men.
The fox sneaks into the chicken coop. The snake bites to poison and kill.
Beware of the fox and the snake - that is the name of the game.
Once again, John XXIII had only one end of the stick to
perfection. He was meek and humble (or just mush) of heart, but he lacked
the divine characteristic of firmness, and for that reason he stands condemned
even by a theologian in his own Novus Ordo church. This is a most
interesting study and a sound lesson to all of us.
Looking ahead, what a sky-full of flak will hit our new and
true Pope once he does his duty by condemning and anathematizing the evils of
this day! There is a humorous saying which goes as follows: if you cannot
stand the heat keep out of the kitchen.
When John XXIII died he was universally called "Good Pope
John." You older readers should assure the younger readers that this is
so. The Jews just loved him, for he handed the Church over to them.
It was also said that John XXIII was the best Pope that the Protestants ever
had. You older readers, stand with me in telling this history to the
younger generation. Now the world must crawl out of that dung
heap, or just let the world ever get more and more rotten.
Novus Ordo Website and the "Popes" of
Recently, while browsing the Vatican II website at
http://www.vatican.va with one of our Catholics, we came upon something very
amazing. We were amazed at the many languages in which the site is presented.
We browsed the English language site, since that is our native language. Even
more amazing and something that really caught our attention on the Vatican II
website was found under the title "Popes." What do you think we found?
The site listed only four Popes, and they were John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I,
and John Paul II and that is all - "basta finita", "Das ist alles."
The conclusion is clear. The Council Vatican II
Church (the Novus Ordo) does not consider itself one with the Popes from St.
Peter until the death of Pope Pius XII. They started an entirely new
religion with John XXIII.
Just consider what would happen if they admitted into their
"list of Popes" all the Popes that preceded John XXIII. Those true Popes
would condemn the new Church to the pit of hell, as I have done (quoting those
Popes) over the years. The Vatican II freedom of religion platform is even
called insanity by former Popes. See my document entitled
Vatican II Council Teaches Heresy.
Now we come with the "rest of the story." Recently I
saw a very large dumpster beside an old convent of Sisters. The mammoth
dumpster was about full, and books were even on the ground. I asked, "What
is going on?" The worker told me that the materials, books, in the
dumpster were recyclable materials. Very likely the materials in those
books were from Popes prior to the "reign" of John XXIII.
The rotten menu of error from John XXIII and his successors
has the right of way in the world today. The wholesome bead of life from the
days of St. Peter until the death of Pope Pius XII is now relegated to the
dumpster. That is the rest of the story. I am still amazed that the
Novus Ordo men in the www.vatican.va
site have the honesty to tell us this by deleting all the Popes previous to John
XXIII from their "list of Popes." Scrap the true Popes, and scrap the true
books, and then we can ruin a blind and stupid world. I say, "Begone
Modesty in Dress
As I begin this tract I realize that I am speaking about
something that will bring me some flak. In the rite for
consecrating the Bishop, the Church urges on the new Bishop that he keep
good discipline or good order. There will always be evil and stupid people who
will challenge good order, and the rulers of society must defend the society
from internal and external ruin.
Clothing has 3 purposes:
It seems we could add a 4th, and that is the garments should
distinguish the sexes. Uni-sex garments are out!
to cover our nakedness
to protect us from the element of cold, heat, rain and so
to ornament the body
I am not going to deal with #2, although something could be
said to the kids who follow the crowd in not wearing a head cover when we have
According to # 3, clothing should ornament the body.
That gives us human dignity. Working clothing must be fitted for the job.
A farmer and railroad man need tough fabric. Lace is out of place.
Years ago no one ever said "cool" when he had a pair of
worn-out blue jeans. He would never wear such a fabric even when new to a
celebration or when traveling. With rock music and horrid art our society
has lost their sense of class. Ugliness has become beauty, and that is
Unfortunately, even in our Catholic group this error is
seen as truth by more than just a few. When going to Mass or sacraments
(baptism outside of Mass) denim may not be used in trousers, jackets, skirts and
dresses including over coats. Of late a semi-denim cloth has come on the
market. That is to be avoided also. We are Catholics, and we should
confine such materials where they are fitting, namely, in the work place.
We now turn to the topic of modesty in dress, covering our
nakedness. Lest you feel all bad about this instruction I shall give you a
chance to smile or laugh. It is related that Josepi Roncalli (later John
XXIII) had dinner at a formal reception, and he was seated beside a society lady
who was boldly dressed, beyond the norms of modesty.
People wondered how this diplomatic Church official would
handle the situation. When the meal was over he stepped away from the
table with an apple in his hand. He went up to the lady (should we call
her that?) and offered it to her. She replied that she did not want to eat
an apple at that time, right after the wonderful banquet. Monsignor
Roncalli kept on insisting that she eat the apple. Finally the lady asked
him just why he wanted her to eat that apple. He then gave her the punch
line, "Because when Eve ate the apple she recognized that she was naked!"
Over and over the Popes of the past have insisted that
Bishops instruct the faithful on modesty in dress. Today, I cannot get
behind a Bishop, so I have to communicate this message on my own.
First of all, we deal with the length of the skirts (or
shorts if they are used). Skirts must be long enough so that they cover
the knees while seated. Skirts that are too tight, although long enough,
are also immodest.
Dresses should cover the body around the neck so that it
does not go more than two inches from the neck (front, back and sides).
The sleeves are to cover the arms to the elbows. Some exceptions are made
for sleeves going half way between the elbow and shoulder when proper cuts are
The materials should be of a nature that one cannot see
through them, unless there is a proper garment below the transparent material.
The color of the material should not be flesh colored. We see women with
flesh colored blouses that are perfectly modest, and yet those women seem to be
naked from the waste on up when seen from a distance.
Dresses are to hide the body. Some dresses gravely
expose the bosom, and that is out.
Those who offend in this matter commit venial sin or mortal
sin in proportion as they are exposed. They have two sins, all in one
crack. They have a sin of impurity, and they have the sin of scandal.
By scandal they lead others into sin, and scandal comes under the fifth
commandment: "Thou shalt not kill (here it means the soul)."
We already dealt with tight fitting skirts and blouses.
We cannot pass up pants for men and women. The trousers must sufficiently
lose so that the private parts of the body are not exposed.
We come to the morality of pants for women. Different
countries have different customs. The Vietnamese female attire is similar
to a lose fitting pajama. We have no bishop or Pope to legislate on these
matters, so we just follow the customs of the general public. As for pants
used at Mass and the sacraments, that is out, and permitted only in time of war
or such calamity when no dress is available at all.
Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Etc.
The Jewish, Protestant, and pagan world generally do not have
institutions for caring for the sick, orphans, and elderly. There are, however,
exceptions to this rule.
I saw with my own eyes that when the Novus Ordo took over,
Catholic Sisters and Brothers gave away their institutions of charity.
Even the Capuchins in Milwaukee went so nuts that they gave away a fine small
hospital for one dollar.
Once the civilians took over, the hospitals lost their note
of love and charity. Prices went up. Services went down. That
trend has continued at an ever-accelerating rate. Today if you do not have
an insurance policy you could be driven to bankruptcy in one short illness.
Just having a baby in some areas cost from six to eight
thousand dollars, that is, for an ordinary birth. When special care and
surgery are involved the sky is the limit. This situation causes us to
rethink our living.
First of all, except for surgery and the like treatments we
should learn how to treat all sickness with simple home treatments. As a starter
I would like to have all our young married couples join in a learning effort to
know how to have babies without a doctor - before, during and after birth.
We have a couple in Texas who are in such a mode, and they have babies without a
doctor. We have to keep our options open if suddenly a doctor becomes
needed for surgery, for example.
I remember this coming up in the seminary. But the
women will say we cannot chance going into a danger of death. Bunk!
There are many jobs that put one in the danger of death. Think of a
soldier or a cop. Their life is on the line day after day. That is
life. Why should mothers be spared that difficulty and danger? Once
the world is full of loving doctors and Sisters' operated hospitals we can again
go back to the possibly more safe methods.
Every family should school itself in home health care.
Every family should know what is wrong with the customs of our society that are
deadly, namely, soft drinks that are killing and fast foods that really starve
us to death if we are foolish enough to consume them.
Some of you may question just why I am involved in this
health program. It is because nobody else is doing so. I am a priest
to help Catholics save their immortal souls, not to care for their sickness
except in case of necessity. Remove that necessity, and I will be happy.
I am not out of order, for Our Lord fed the hungry and cured the sick. Do
not read this and just say, Oh hum!
There is nothing on earth as important as our getting ready for heaven. God has
determined the rules of that process, and only those who observe those rules
will make it to heaven.
Getting to Heaven
Nobody at all will go to heaven who dies outside God’s Church, the Catholic
Church handed down to us through the true Popes of the Catholic Church.
We live in a strange time of history in that there was a strange transformation
that took place after the death of Pope Pius XII (October 9, 1958). At
that time an anti-Catholic Church started, leaving behind nearly everything that
In this newsletter, I have pointed this fact out, and I feel bound in charity to
tell you what I learned from the church of John Paul II itself. Please
refer to the above article on the Novus Ordo website.
I urge you to give this matter your most serious consideration.
Here is the deal. The Catholic Church founded after the death of Pope Pius
XII has jettisoned all the Popes prior to their first hero, John XXIII.
They recognize only 4 popes who really are anti-popes, agents of Satan.
It may interest you to know that I recognize all the Popes of history including
Pope Pius XII. I do not recognize the 4 “popes” who follow Pius XII as
being successor of the former long line of Popes. Now in their WorldWide
Website, John Paul II’s church refuses to recognize the former Popes, and (of
course) they recognize the bogus ones that followed Pope Pius XII. We are
working on the election of a Pope to follow Pope Pius XII, and you can bet your
boots that John Paul II’s church will continue with only the “popes” starting
with John XXIII. It is just like the Lutheran Church which does not
recognize the Popes before Luther, and they don not recognize the Popes
I holy my hand out to you asking you to join me in the Catholic Church “outside
of which there is absolutely no salvation,” – no forgiveness of sins, no grace
and no heaven, ever.
Please feel free to print this newsletter, or any other information contained in
this True Catholic website. It is a breath of fresh air in the ugly arena
I hope and pray that with the help of God, you may come to the knowledge of the
truth, which alone can make you free to walk the way of eternal salvation.
Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, OFM Cap.