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Saint Francis de Sales on the Purification of the Soul from Mortal Sin

  
“THE first purification to be made is from sin;—the means whereby to make it, the sacrament of penance. Seek the best confessor within your reach, use one of the many little books written in order to help the examination of conscience. Read some such book carefully, examining point by point wherein you have sinned, from the first use of your reason to the present time. And if you mistrust your memory, write down the result of your examination. 

Having thus sought out the evil spots in your conscience, strive to detest them, and to reject them with the greatest abhorrence and contrition of which your heart is capable;—bearing in mind these four things:—that by sin you have lost God’s Grace, rejected your share in Paradise, accepted the pains of Hell, and renounced God’s Eternal Love. You see, my child, that I am now speaking of a general confession of your whole life, which, while I grant it is not always necessary, I yet believe will be found most helpful in the beginning of your pursuit after holiness, and therefore I earnestly advise you to make it. 

Not unfrequently the ordinary confessions of persons leading an everyday life are full of great faults, and that because they make little or no preparation, and have not the needful contrition. Owing to this deficiency such people go to confession with a tacit intention of returning to their old sins, inasmuch as they will not avoid the occasions of sin, or take the necessary measures for amendment of life, and in all such cases a general confession is required to steady and fix the soul. 

But, furthermore, a general confession forces us to a clearer selfknowledge, kindles a wholesome shame for our past life, and rouses gratitude for God’s Mercy, Which has so long waited patiently for us;—it comforts the heart, refreshes the spirit, excites good resolutions, affords opportunity to our spiritual Father for giving the most suitable advice, and opens our hearts so as to make future confessions more effectual. 

Therefore I cannot enter into the subject of a general change of life and entire turning to God, by means of a devout life, without urging upon you to begin with a general confession.” 

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The Gift of Piety, The Ancient Rites, and the Charismatic Movement

When studying the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost, we are given the knowledge that one of the amazing gifts is known as piety. According to the Oxford dictionary, Piety is: “The quality of being religious or reverent.”

This is what we explicitly express in the traditional liturgies of the Catholic Church that were handed down by the apostles and the saints since they do not only bring attention the divine truths of our faith, but it also gives the respect due to our dear Lord, Jesus Christ, since He becomes present in the consecrated elements of Bread and Wine.

This explains why Pope Pius V and the Council of Trent explicitly codified the ancient rites for all time and why new ones cannot be constructed, under the pain of anathema.

“If any one saith, that the received and approved rites of the Catholic Church, wont to be used in the solemn administration of the sacraments, may be contemned, or without sin be omitted at pleasure by the ministers, or be changed, by every pastor of the churches, into other new ones; let him be anathema.”

Again, These ancient rites in themselves are handed down from the apostles when they went and preached the gospel to each and every corner of the earth as Christ commanded. Matthew 28:18 – 20:

And Jesus coming spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.”

For those of you who are not aware of what the ancient rites are, these are the Latin, Armenian, West Syrian, East Syrian, Byzantine, and Alexandrian liturgies that are used by the 23 (now 24) Sui Juris Churches of the Catholic Church. While different and diverse in culture, all of these ancient apostolic rites are equivalent in reverence and holiness and should be treated as such.

When examining all the ancient rites of the Catholic Church, both eastern and western, it explains why all of the liturgies are identical in their essence and reverence. Even though they are diverse cultural wise, they unite the Church because of their nature, excluding all innovation. This is because Christ commanded that this be done and explains why the apostles and early church fathers passed them down, something we know as Apostolic Tradition or Sacred Tradition. As Saint Paul stated: “Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me: and keep my ordinances as I have delivered them to you.” ( 1 Cor 11:2)

When we look at the state of the Church today within her liturgical celebrations, one thing we most likely see are things that contradict tradition. We see many abuses such as communion in the hand, altar girls, extraordinary ministers, contemporary music and bands in church, and charismatic praise and worship music that is identical to a heretical Protestant service; something that is especially seen within the Neo Catechumenical way, life teen, and many other charismatic movements that are all heretical in their nature due to their modernist theology and philosophy which is clearly shown in their worship. 

Even though the Charismatics constantly repeat that we need a “renewal of the Holy Spirit” and that they “Feel the Holy Spirit” in their worship, can we honestly conclude that this is the same Holy Ghost of the Divine Trinity, or a devil that deceives the flock by convincing them that they are receiving gifts from heaven that inspire a feel good atmosphere and reckovation of Catholic identity? While many of these abuses are done out of ignorance and most likely innocence due to the misleading teachings of the conciliar hierarchy, can we honestly say that these new and heretical practices are from the Holy Ghost, God Himself? Absolutely not! To say otherwise would be blasphemy. The Holy Ghost is God, equivalent in Nature to The Father and The Son, and cannot change! “Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.” (Matthew 24:35). And since the Holy Ghost is God and Is Christ: “Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same forever.” (Hebrews 13:8).

So where am I going with this? This same Holy Ghost, my dear brothers and sisters, is the same Holy Ghost that inspires the Gospels, the infallible statements of the Popes, the Councils and its anathemas. This same Holy Ghost stated the following at the Second Council of Nicea:

“Let everything that conflicts with ecclesiastical tradition and teaching, and that has been innovated and done contrary to the examples outlined by the saints and hereafter at any time be done in such a fashion, be anathema.”

But don’t take my word for it, Pope Pius X repeats this by stating the following:

“But for Catholics nothing will remove the authority of the second Council of Nicea, where it condemns those ‘who dare, after the impious fashion of heretics, to deride the ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties of some kind . . . or endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church’. . . . Wherefore the Roman Pontiffs, Pius IV and Pius IX, ordered the insertion in the profession of faith of the following declaration: ‘I most firmly admit and embrace the apostolic and ecclesiastical traditions and other observances and constitutions of the Church’.”  – Pope St Pius X, Encyclical Against Modernism (Pascendi)

So my Charismatic friends.. who are you really praying to? Let us continue to pray that our hierarchy and mislead brothers and sisters return to Tradition.

               St. Thomas Aquinas

“It is absurd, and a detestable shame, that we should suffer those traditions to be changed which we have received from the fathers of old.” – The Decretals (Dist. xii, 5) Cited by St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologica, II, I, Q. 97, art. 2.

 

For more information:

 https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/message-to-the-charasmatic-movement-by-the-ethiopian-rite-catholics/
https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/why-traditionalists-object-to-a-new-liturgy-dogma/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/daily-post-the-liturgy-and-dogma/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/what-we-have-lost/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/the-novus-ordo-americanism-and-the-council-of-trent/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/archbishop-bugini-on-the-novus-ordo-missae/

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Image: Sister Lucia upon the Brown Scapular

  

Remember to pray your rosaries daily and to wear the brown scapular. The daily morning consecration to the Brown Scapular is a pledge of obedience to Our Lady’s promises, which is to wear the brown scapular out of devotion for Sanctifying Grace and Her Immaculate Conception so that the soul shall not perish eternity in the eternal flames of Hell. 

The full promise of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to Saint Simon Stock July 16, 1251

“Accept this Scapular. It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger and a pledge of peace. Whosoever dies clothed in this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.”

Note: The promise must be taken in context. It would be heresy to confuse the Scapular with a good luck charm that automatically brings one to Heaven after death. It is true devotion to Our Lady that will keep us in Sanctifying Grace as long as we cooperate with the Graces Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, gives us. 

While we continue to wear our Brown Scalulars that Our Lady has given us as an instrument of Grace through devotion to Her Immaculate Conception, let us remember to pray for the salvation of souls and for those in Purgatory. 

For more info: 

 http://www.fatima.org/apostolate/pdf/brown_scapular.pdf
http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/scapular.htm

http://www.fisheaters.com/scapulars.html

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King Solomon vs the Extraordinary Synod on the Family

 

Firstly, the Commandments of God handed to St. Moses the Prophet are mandatory for salvation and are dogmatic. 

 The Council of Trent Session 6, Chapter 6: “But no one, how much soever justified, ought to think himself exempt from the observance of the commandments; no one ought to make use of that rash saying, one prohibited by the Fathers under an anathema,-that the observance of the commandments of God is impossible for one that is justified“.

The Sacred Council continues in CANON XVIII.- “If any one saith, that the commandments of God are, even for one that is justified and constituted in grace, impossible to keep; let him be anathema.”

CANON XIX.-“If any one saith, that nothing besides faith is commanded in the Gospel; that other things are indifferent, neither commanded nor prohibited, but free; or, that the ten commandments nowise appertain to Christians; let him be anathema.”

We have witnessed that the majority of the bishops at last years synod were in favor of divorce and remarriage, even though it is against Roman Catholic dogma and the infallible scriptures.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches that divorce and remarriage is a mortal sin in which puts one outside the Church, and if not repented, into Hell for all eternity. The 6th Commandment of Our Lord States “Thy Shall Not Commit Adultery”. He continues in Matthew 19 – 9:“And I tell you that he who puts away his wife, not for any unfaithfulness of hers, and so marries another, commits adultery; and he too commits adultery, who marries her after she has been put away.” 

 

The rationalist who stated that:”We need not to take the so called “Nature miricles” (of Christ) as historic” -that being Cardinal Kasper – stated that scripture needs to be re examined.. as if the Church was wrong for 2000 years until the ‘infallible’ modernist heretic Cardinal Kasper came to the rescue. The book of Proverbs 6:12 makes it known that  “A man that is an apostate, an unprofitable man, walketh with a perverse mouth“. 

Being that we live in dark times in where Christ’s doctrine is being challenged by the enemies of the Church, even within – that being the heretics, schismatics, freemasons, infidels, apostates etc -let us examine the scriptures written by King Solomon, son of the Prophet David, in whom the Holy Ghost Spoke Through.

 

The Sacred Book of Proverbs Chapter 6:20 – Chapter 7 state the following:

“My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. 

21 – Bind them in thy heart continually, and put them about thy neck.

22 – When thou walkest, let them go with thee: when thou sleepest, let them keep thee; and when thou awakest, talk with them.

23 – Because the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

24 – That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the flattering tongue of the stranger. 

25 – Let not thy heart covet her beauty, be not caught with her winks: (Subjectively speaking, I believe this can also refer to the false doctrines of the harlot, that being the counterfeit church that is founded upon freemasonry in which intends to destroy the Catholic Church by its demonic doctrines).

26 – For the price of a harlot is scarce one loaf: but the woman catcheth the precious soul of a man.

27 – Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn? 

28 – Or can he walk upon hot coals, and his feet not be burnt? 

29 – So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife, shall not be clean when he shall touch her.

30 – The fault is not so great when a man hath stolen: for he stealeth to fill his hungry soul:

31 – And if he be taken he shall restore sevenfold, and shall give up all the substance of his house.

32 – But he that is an adulterer, for the folly of his heart shall destroy his own soul: 

33 – He gathereth to himself shame and dishonour, and his reproach shall not be blotted out:

34 – Because the jealousy and rage of the husband will not spare in the day of revenge,

35 – Nor will he yield to any man’s prayers, nor will he accept for satisfaction ever so many gifts.”

The Holy Spirit continues speaking through Saint Solomon in Proverbs Chapter 7: 

1 – My son, keep my words, and lay up my precepts with thee. Son,

2 – Keep my commandments, and thou shalt live: and my law as the apple of thy eye:

3 – Bind it upon thy fingers, write it upon the tables of thy heart.

4 – Say to wisdom: Thou art my sister: and call prudence thy friend,

5 – That she may keep thee from the woman that is not thine, and from the stranger who sweeteneth her words. 

6 – For I look out of the window of my house through the lattice,

7 – And I see little ones, I behold a foolish young man,

8 – Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the way of her house.

9 – In the dark, when it grows late, in the darkness and obscurity of the night,

10 – And behold a woman meeteth him in harlot’s attire prepared to deceive souls; talkative and wandering,

11 – Not bearing to be quiet, not able to abide still at home,

12 – Now abroad, now in the streets, now lying in wait near the corners.

13 – And catching the young man, she kisseth him, and with an impudent face, flattereth, saying:

14 – I vowed victims for prosperity, this day I have paid my vows.

15 – Therefore I am come out to meet thee, desirous to see thee, and I have found thee.

16 – I have woven my bed with cords, I have covered it with painted tapestry, brought from Egypt.

17 – I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

18 – Come, let us be inebriated with the breasts, and let us enjoy the desired embraces, till the day appear.

19 – For my husband is not at home, he is gone a very long journey.

20 – He took with him a bag of money: he mill return home the day of the full moon.

21 – She entangled him with many words, and drew him away with the flattery of her lips.

22 – Immediately he followeth her as an ox led to be a victim, and as a lamb playing the wanton, and not knowing that he is drawn like a fool to bonds,

23 – Till the arrow pierce his liver: as if a bird should make haste to the snare, and knoweth not that his life is in danger.

24 – Now therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth. 

25 – Let not thy mind be drawn away in her ways: neither be thou deceived with her paths. 

26 – For she hath cast down many wounded, and the strongest have been slain by her. 

27 – Her house is the way to hell, reaching even to the inner chambers of death.

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Daily adopt a unknown dying soul

It is because of the fall of Adam and Eve that Original Sin has come into the world as a consequence for disobedience to the commands of God. Being that we are human beings with a fallen nature, we are attached to sin. However, it is by God’s Grace that we can avoid sin and near occasions of sin. It is Catholic dogma that the only spotless Humans to be purely immaculate and free of sin are both Our Lord Jesus Christ – being that He is God and cannot contradict His own nature since He is Almighty and Good – and Our Immaculate Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It is at the very moment of our death that the devil and his minions tempt the soul to fall into sin so that the soul may descend into Hell for all eternity; therefore loosing all hope for salvation and also loosing the possibility of attaining Eternal Life and the Beatific Vision. “Moreover we define that according to the general disposition of God, the souls of those who die in actual mortal sin go down into hell immediately after death and there suffer the pain of hell.” (Encyclical “On the Beatific Vision of God” Issued by Pope Benedict XII in 1336).

What a aweful tragedy it is to be tempted, especially at death since the time on earth to save ones soul is absolutely over. The Catholic Church teaches that it is a spiritual work of mercy to pray for souls and their conversion so that they may be saved, especially for the souls in purgatory in whom are already saved but thirst for Heaven since there are not any prayers being said for them. So what can we do to pray for souls at the hour of their death so that they may not be tempted? I invite you to join me in the following prayer. You won’t regret it. Let’s not forget that some day we will die and we will need prayers for us at the hour of our death as well, for we cry out to Our Dearest Lady: “Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”


A Prayer for the Dying and a Special Soul
“O MOST MERCIFUL JESUS, lover of souls,

I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart,

and by the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother,

wash clean in Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world

who are to die this day.
Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt

with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy Shepherd’s care:

I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner, who is in

danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this because of my

trust in Thy great mercy.
If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering this day

in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too,

shall please me very much, and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus,

Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for this

opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies

Thou hast shown me. Amen.
Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Amen”

Let us all keep each other in prayer for salvation. The way is very narrow to Heaven, however, the way to Hell is very wide. Pray for me as well, dear friends, for the TAB is also a sinner. God Bless You!

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DEVOTION OF THE FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS: Brief history and information

  July 13, 1917, Our Lady revealed that she would come to ask for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart and for the Communion of Reparation of the Five First Saturdays. As a result, she asked for the devotion in 1925 and the consecration in 1929.

 
While staying at the House of the Dorothean Sister in Pontevedra, Portugal, Sister Lucia received a vision on December 10, 1925 where the Blessed Mother appeared alongside a Boy who stood over a luminous cloud. Our Lady rested one hand on the Boy’s shoulder while she held on the other hand a heart pierced with thorns around it.

Sister Lucia heard the Boy say, “Have pity on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother which is covered with thorns with which ingrate men pierce it at every moment with no one to make an act of reparation to pull them out.”

Our Lady expressed her request in the following words,

“See, my daughter, My Heart surrounded with thorns with which ingrates pierce me at every moment with blasphemies and ingratitude. You, at least, make sure to console me and announce that all those who for five months, on the first Saturdays, go to confession, receive Communion, say five decades of the Rosary and keep me company for 15 minutes meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, with the purpose of making reparation to Me, I promise to assist them at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for the salvation of their souls.” 

A few days afterward, Sister Lucia detailed this vision in a letter addressed to Monsignor Manuel Pereira Lopes, her confessor when she resided in the Asylum of Vilar in the city of Oporto, Portugal.

  
In June 1929, Lucia, already a religious of St. Dorothy, describes the following apparition: Vision of the Trinity

” . . . . suddenly the entire convent Chapel was illuminated in a supernatural light, and a Cross of light appeared over the altar and reached the ceiling. On the superior part the face of man was seen and his body down to the waist. A dove of light was over his chest and nailed to the Cross was another man. Suspended in air over his waist I was able to see a chalice with a large Host. Drops of Blood from the face of Jesus Crucified and His pierced side fell into the the chalice, dripping from the Host. Beneath the right arm on the Cross was Our Lady. It was Our Lady of Fatima, with her Immaculate Heart in her left hand, without thorns or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames. Underneath the left arm on the Cross, big letters, similar to crystal water came down to the altar forming these words: Grace and Mercy.’ ”

Lucia said : “I understood it was the mystery of the Blessed Trinity that was revealed to me, and I perceived inner light about this mystery which I’m unable to reveal. The Blessed Virgin told me: The time has come in which God asks the Holy Father that in union with all the bishops of the world the consecration of Russia to my Heart be made, I promise salvation through this means.’ Preventing diffusion of error and advance its conversion.”

Note: the Consecration has not been done validly. See Link

The elements for the 1st Saturday devotion 

 

1- Confession: Essential for the journey of repentance and conversion. 

2- Eucharist: The first fruit of this devotion is the worship of the Holy Eucharist in three ways: sacrifice, communion, and adoration.

3-Holy Rosary prayer with two aspects: prayer, meditation. Five mysteries are to be prayed.

4- The promise of salvation   
Meditation of the Holy Rosary: 

The vocal prayer of the Rosary has always been fundamentally based on the interior act of meditation on the mysteries of the life, sufferings, and glory of our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The prayer that our Lady requested us to pray after each mystery is : “Oh, my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.” In this prayer, we are praying for the conversion and eternal salvation of the souls of sinners. 

These sinners may be very obstinate in their sins, refusing to repent. Some are unknowingly in mortal sin and are at the precipice of death. Finally, there are those who because of circumstances of location or education, are far from the possibility of finding a priest and receiving the sacraments, even in their last moments. 

 The graces and merits from the reparation and prayers of Christians who are united in meditation with the Heart of Mary, Mother and refuge of sinners, are especially for these poor souls “most in need of God’s mercy.”
Promise of Salvation:

To those who practice this devotion of the First Five Saturdays of the Month, Our Lady promised: “I promise to assist them at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation.” She does not promise eternal salvation, but the graces necessary for salvation. 

There are many testimonies from souls particularly devoted to the Heart of Mary who receive knowledge from heaven about the proximity of their hour of death. It is not necessarily an announcement of death, but a new awareness and need to receive the sacraments with more dignity, a purer intention in all their actions, and an intensification of charity and dedication to their apostolate. The Heart of Mary perfects the souls of her children until they reach their decisive encounter with their Divine Savior. 

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Father Heese upon resisting temptation. 

  

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The USCCB and the “insults” upon Father Barron. 

 So the USCCB rejected to respond to my concerns. What concerns you might say? Well.. The very fact that Father Barron, the priest who believes that Hell is almost empty and that nobody really goes there, is being appointed a Bishop. I simply asked how does one  who rejects dogma: – therefore a heretic – get the pass and the right to become a ordained Shepard of the Church? Wouldn’t this harm souls? I think so. Even though they removed my previous comments, take a look at the conversation below in which a remnant remained upon the page until I was banned. 

  

  

Wait for it.. Wait for it.. (Banned from speaking further). 

 

The Catechism of Trent states: These abodes are not all of the same nature, for among them is that most loathsome and dark prison in which the souls of the damned are tormented with the unclean spirits in eternal and inextinguishable fire. This place is called gehenna, the bottomless pit, and is hell strictly so-called.” 

What I do not get is how those within the Concilliar hierarchy always emphasize upon a “new evangelization” that was called for by Pope John Paul II, yet In his 1994 book, ‘Crossing the Threshold of Hope’, Pope John Paul II wrote that too often “preachers, catechists, teachers no longer have the courage to preach the threat of hell” (p. 183). 

If our job as Catholics isn’t to preach the Gospel to all nations so we can announce the truth for their salvation and give them the sacraments, then what is it, Barron & USCCB?  Even the new Catechism states:

“”The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, ‘eternal fire.’ The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs” (1035).

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In Eminenti and the Freemasons 

  
” Wherefore We command most strictly and in virtue of holy obedience, all the faithful of whatever state, grade, condition, order, dignity or pre-eminence, whether clerical or lay, secular or regular, even those who are entitled to specific and individual mention, that none, under any pretext or for any reason, shall dare or presume to enter, propagate or support these aforesaid societies of Liberi Muratori or Francs Massons, or however else they are called, or to receive them in their houses or dwellings or to hide them, be enrolled among them, joined to them, be present with them, give power or permission for them to meet elsewhere, to help them in any way, to give them in any way advice, encouragement or support either openly or in secret, directly or indirectly, on their own or through others; nor are they to urge others or tell them, incite or persuade them to be enrolled in such societies or to be counted among their number, or to be present or to assist them in any way; but they must stay completely clear of such Societies, Companies, Assemblies, Meetings, Congregations or Conventicles, under pain of excommunication for all the above mentioned people, which is incurred by the very deed without any declaration being required, and from which no one can obtain the benefit of absolution, other than at the hour of death, except through Ourselves or the Roman Pontiff of the time.”

The secret societies, such as the Freemasons, Skulls and Bones, Illumanati etc. are to be avoided at all costs. The Church has condemned the societies infallibly due to the fact that these societies engage in activity in which involve persecuting the Church through plot, spreading errors of modernism, practicing the rituals of the occult, and revolution against Catholic Truth, as we have seen in France, 1789–1799. 

If any Catholic, whether laymen, religious, clergymen etc. joins or associates with any of the above listed organizations, or anything similar, then according to the 1917 Code of Canon law you are automatically excommunicated from the Holy Roman Catholic Church. 

Canon 2335: “Those who join a Masonic sect or other societies of the same sort, which plot against the Church or against legitimate civil authority, incur ipso facto an excommunication simply reserved to the Holy See”. If anybody is a member of the Freemasons or any similar organization, for the salvation of your soul, repent and leave this organization now. 

 

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