Life of the Church
January 1, 1998
on the Life of the Church
by Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, OFM Cap.
During the course of years the following prayer
developed in my morning prayers. You may find it according to your
own liking and use it with great profit. I have this on hand in a
holy card format for future use for one and all.
My Morning Offering
God the Father, I thank Thee for creating me.
God the Son, I thank Thee for redeeming me. God the Holy Ghost, I
thank Thee for sanctifying me; infuse into my thoughts, words and actions
Thy grace so that they may be supernaturally pleasing to Thee and supernaturally
rewarding to me, forever.
O Blessed Trinity, abundantly assist me in becoming
that which Thou intended me to become when Thou created me, for in that
perfection I will give Thee the glory Thou desirest of me, and in that
perfection I will find my greatest joy in heaven. Amen.
The Life of the Church
While we are working on the election of the Pope
for God?s Church, the Catholic Church (as distinct from bogus Vatican II
Catholic Church), I want to give you a fine quotation on the life of the
Church. Evil men in union with the devil are doing all they can to
destroy the Church, but we know before hand that they are doomed to failure.
Here is the quotation from The Mystical Body of Christ, by Frank
J. Sheed, publisher - Sheed & Ward, 1935, page 134. It follows:
?The Church is necessarily a living thing which
grows and never dies. She decays in parts here and there, but she
never dies; she may be the ?ancient of days,? but never antique, because
she bears eternity within her.
Without the Church all of us are lost. I shall give
you two quotations taken from The Sources of Catholic Dogma (Denzinger).
Boniface VIII in ?Unam Sanctam? Nov. 18, 1302 declared: ?Furthermore,
we declare, say, define, and proclaim to every human creature that they
by necessity for salvation are entirely subject to the Roman Pontiff.?
?Three forces have been aligned against her in
the course of her earthly life: the force of body (persecution), the force
of ideas (intellectual opposition), and the force of passion (which today
is so characteristic of carnality, manifested in a general softening of
lives, weakening of wills and the glorification of sex). This is
the new power which would kill the indefectible spirit of the Body of Christ.?
(However, we know from faith that it will never happen.)
At the Lateran Council VI (1215) the Fathers
of the Council in union with the Pope declared:
?One indeed is the universal Church of the faithful,
outside of which no one at all is saved.?
Now who in the world can think that he can get around
God's Church Alone is True
To all my readers, not in the true Catholic Church,
I want to alert you to a profound mystery: a mystery that you can easily
understand. During the life time of Jesus Christ on earth, He was
recognized (generally) by only a few people: His Mother, St. Joseph, St.
Elizabeth, the shepherds in Bethlehem, the three Wise Men, John the Baptist,
and the small group of Apostles and disciples that gathered around Him
during His three years of public life. Only with divine faith did
they recognize Him. All the others passed Him up as just another
citizen of Galilee.
Today the Catholic Church stands in your midst
just as Christ stood in the midst of the people of His time. You, unfortunate
unbelievers, see the Catholic Church as no more than just one more cult
in the world. God?s church alone is true, and all other Churches
are a violation of the First Commandment of God. They are ?false
gods before the true God,? Who is the creator of all things and the
just judge of all men! Each one of us will be rewarded with heaven
or punished with hell, for there is no permanent third place beyond the
grave where anyone can go.
I shall quote you a most wonderful definition of
modernism . It is from CHURCH HISTORY by Fr. John Laux, M.A.
from TAN Books. Page 581:
?Pius X showed admirable insight in detecting
and condemning the errors of ?Modernism.? Modernism is an attempt
to remodel Christianity on the lines of Rationalistic philosophy, especially
that of Kant, and of false mysticism. In his famous Encyclical
Pascendi Dominici Gregis (September 8, 1907), by which he crushed
it once and for all, the Pope calls Modernism the ?synthesis of all heresies.?
Modernism contains three
The Vatican II bogus Church is completely taken over
by modernism. What amazes me is that there are wonderful theologians
still in the Novus Ordo Church who want to correct its errors. If
that were done they feel they would have the Catholic Church of all times.
Error! It is a false religion, and the only correction possible is
conversion to the true Catholic Church. With the coming papal election
we will hold forth the full juridical order to which they can and must
be converted. There is no other way: no how! For forty years
we have been without a Pope. Oh God, we stretch out our arms in prayers
that Thou may assist us in a valid election of Thy vicar on earth!
the existence of God, the immortality of the soul,
the existence of revelation, in fact all that is not matter of personal
experience, cannot be known with certainty by our reason (De facto, our
reason does know all the above.) -- Agnosticism
Holy Scripture and tradition do not a contain revelation
from God to men, but merely feelings and experiences of highly-gifted religious
persons -- Immanence or Immanentism
Christ did not found a Church with a divine constitution
and unchangeable dogmas and moral standards, but these are the result of
a gradual evolution and must continue to develop and give place to others
as times change -- Evolutionism