Reward & Punishment 

Protestant Personal Savior 

Women in Men's Attire 

Home Schooling 

TAN Books 

Catholic Treasure Books  

Caritas Newsletter

August 14, 1997
by Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, OFM Cap.


 

Reward and Punishment

When St. Francis of Assisi sent his Friars out into the world to preach to the people, he told them to speak simply, and to speak of punishment and reward, that is, of hell and heaven.  When a priest is all absorbed in the work of his office, he can easily get away from this basic topic. All of us will some day be in heaven or in hell, and both places are forever. 

Persons who die in sanctifying grace will go to heaven, and those who die in mortal sin will go to hell.  Then just why is heaven and hell without end - forever?  The answer lies in the determination of the will of those who must go to either place. 

Heaven

Those who die loving God (that is, living in obedience to God), after death have their nature so perfected that they of their own free will, will love God and obey God forever.  Hence, they actively with their own free will love God with all their heart, and God in His justice rewards them forever.  There is perfect obedience and love of God in their heart - pulsating on and on.  Likewise, God is returning His love by rewarding them according to the degree of love they had at the moment of death and which continues the same forever and ever.   Hence, there is no going up or down in heaven.  The Saints have their lot set, once and for all, at the moment of death. 

Hell

We must also consider the lot of the damned.  When one dies in mortal sin (that is, in rebellion to God), he is likewise perfected in his nature so that his will, will continue on and on forever.  He will hate God forever with the degree of hatred he had at the moment he died.  That act of hatred will never get greater or less forever. 
 
The damned will tell God, “I hate You, and I will hate You on and on, forever.”  God in His justice will tell him that He will keep the blowtorch of hell on him as long as he continues to hate Him.  We know that the damned souls with their perfected nature will never change their mind.  They actively hate God forever, and God actively punishes them forever.  God knows that the Saints in heaven will never offend Him, and God also knows that the damned in hell will never repent.  Forever, there will be love and reward in heaven, and forever there will be hatred and punishment in hell. 

Protestants & “Your Personal Savior”

Reality is reality.  If one thinks snake oil will cure his cancer he is in for a rude awakening.  If one thinks that “merely by accepting Christ as his personal savior,” he will get himself into heaven he is in for a rude awakening.  Continuing... 

We Must Be In God’s Church

The first and most fundamental commandment of God is that one must be in His Church in order to get into heaven.  Without that step all other good works and sacrifices “even to die for Christ” will not get one into heaven. 

Before moving on to other newsletter materials I shall conclude this portion with “something to think about.”  From THE SOURCES OF CATHOLIC DOGMA (Denzinger) Number 469, I quote Pope Boniface VIII: 

    “Furthermore, we declare, say, define, and proclaim to every human creature that they by necessity for salvation are entirely subject to the Roman Pontiff.”
If that does not bother you, consider what was given at the LATERAN COUNCIL IV (1215) in Denzinger number 430.  It says: 
    “One indeed is the universal Church of the faithful, outside of which no one at all is saved.”
If you are opposing those statements at death you will freely oppose them in hell forever -- ouch!! 


Men’s Attire Worn by Women

Below is a summary of a letter by Giuseppe Cardinal Siri, in Genoa, June 12, 1960, addressed to the clergy, to sisters and educators. See the complete letter, Men's Dress Worn by Women.  

In this letter, Cardinal Siri does not address the problem of modesty.  He points out that trousers on women may be so made, that there is nothing immodest about them.   They are long enough; they are sufficiently loose fitting and the like.  He zeros in on the problem of women dressing like men.  I quote the article: 

    “.... it is a different aspect of women wearing of men’s trousers which seems to us the gravest. 
“The wearing of men’s dress by women affects: 
  1. the woman herself, by changing the feminine psychology proper to women;
  2. the woman as wife of her husband, by tending to vitiate relationships between the sexes;
  3. the woman as mother of her children by harming her dignity in her children’s eyes.
I sure wish I had time to give you this scholarly study in toto. More learned and holy men than I am have given us this study for the good of all men. 

No matter how we are convinced that we can get away from ruin, if we violate natural law it will “get” us. Here is how it is stated.  God always forgives (if there is repentance); man sometimes forgives (if there is repentance), but nature never forgives.  Boldly stated, castration will always have its effects whether we like it or not. 

Before moving on I shall give you the next paragraph in Cardinal Siri’s warning to his people and indirectly to the world.  I sure wish he had become Pope, but Divine Providence had it as we have it today.  God has a way to make Saints with the evil acts of evil men. 

    “In truth the motive impelling women to wear men’s dress is always that of imitating, nay, of competing with the man who is considered stronger, less tied down, more independent.  This motivation shows clearly that male dress is the visible aid to bring about a mental attitude of being like a man.  Secondly, ever since men have been men, the clothing a person wears, modifies that person’s gestures, attitudes and behavior, such that, from merely being worn outside, clothing comes to impose a particular frame of mind inside.”
Ladies, if you insist on wearing men’s clothing (ugly jeans, or even pretty ones, with the zipper in the front) you will certainly succeed in dragging your generation down the sewer to hell.  God always forgives; man sometimes forgives, but nature never forgives. 


Home Schooling Is Wonderful

In the August 11, 1997 edition of the Spotlight there is a Special Supplement: Education and Home Schooling: The Fight for America’s Future.  The address of the paper is: 
    The Spotlight 
    300 Independence Ave. SE 
    Washington, D.C. 20003.
The supplement’s stated price is (8 copies for $4.40 + copies 30 cents each. Price includes shipping and handling). 

I congratulate all the parents who home school their children.  You and your children will be blessed by God.  Get the word out to as many people as possible; save your country, save souls - set the pattern that will make Saints.  We live for nothing else. 

For those who still do not know it, Public Schools are a diabolic invention put in place by the One Worlders who in turn are the stupid minions of Satan.  I must bring these things to your attention.  In my Caritas Newsletter of July 1997, I quoted Pope Felix III as follows: 
“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.” 


TAN Books and Publishers, Inc.

Recently TAN BOOKS AND PUBLISHERS, INC. sent out their 1997 Fall catalog.  TAN’s new catalog contains fifteen new printings of old and sacred books.  I know, from reading nearly all of those books that they are first class.  This publishing company does a tremendous service to truth and holiness.  While I take exception to TAN's putting some Novus Ordo rules (footnote additions) in the Baltimore Catechism, I still tell you that the loss of TAN from the scene would be tragic.  No other publisher is in existence that can supply for TAN as it now functions. 

As you may know TAN had to file bankruptcy Chapter 11 nearly a year ago.  There is light in the end of the tunnel.  Here I quote TAN in the present catalog: 

    “Chapter 11 protects us from the demands of our creditors for debts incurred prior to filing on December 13, 1996, until a payment plan to repay those debts is approved by the creditors.  Then we pay them according to that plan.  That plan went out to the creditors only July 11, and they have until September 17 1997 to vote on it.  In the meantime, if we do not continue to show a profit during the 2 months we are still in Chapter 11 (through about 9/25/97), the bankruptcy court can force us into Chapter 7, (total bankruptcy), close us down, sell off the assets, and TAN becomes history.”
To those of you that have the TAN catalog I encourage you to purchase the books you like and can afford as soon as possible.  The fifteen new titles are gems, indeed.  To those who do not have the catalog I encourage you to call TAN for this catalog.  The number to call is 1-800-437-5876.  Check out the fifteen new titles, please.   You should also visit the TAN website which is http://www.tanbooks.com.   


Catholic Treasures - More Books

    Catholic Treasures 
    P.O. Box 5034 
    Monrovia, CA 91017
It could be that some of you home schoolers cannot purchase these two books immediately, but for your sake I want this recorded in the newsletter. 

First of all, Catholic Treasures holds the error that there is no baptism of blood and desire.  You are not to purchase those books. 

The books that are most valuable are: The American Cardinal Readers - All 8 Texts - Grades 1 thru 8 - originally published by Benzinger Bros. in the 1920s.  I have seen these books, and those who use them love them.  The complete set (Reg. $147.00) is now $125.00 (plus $7.00 s/h), complete set ITEM # 10027.  You can order any single copy that you desire.  For that get your own catalog.  These books are thoroughly Catholic; from Adam and Eve on and on to Our Lord, the Mass and so forth. 

Catholic Treasures has another good book especially for beginners.  The title is Catholic Home Schooling by Mary Kay Clark, Ph.D., a writer (as of the Novus Ordo) who still remembers our traditions.  If you get the catalog you can read the program. 



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